Rome R. Benedict, Sr.

BENEDICT, Rome R., Sr., age 87, 4501 Mayfair Ave., died Friday. Graduate Chicago Art Institute, well known Chattanooga artist and former newspaper columnist. Member Hunter Art Gallery, taught art in several schools. An inventor, 17 patented inventions. Newspaper career with Norfolk Daily News: syndicated column, pseudonym Col. Robb. Chattanooga resident past fifty years, member Brainerd United Methodist Church, WWI vet. Survivors: wife, Celia Bowers Benedict; two daughters, Betty B. Flynn and Charlotte B. Campbell of Chattanooga; one son, Rome, Jr. of Chattanooga; two sisters, Mrs. Harold T. Buck and Mrs. Garland Reichle of Chattanooga; one brother, Creighton C. of Charlotte, NC; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Services Sunday with Dr. Lundy and Rev. Paul Smith. Brainerd Cemetery. (T Sat. 28 Oct. 1978)

Abstracted from The Chattanooga Times, Saturday, October 28, 1978 by Joyce Ray Lea.