Rome R. Benedict, Sr.
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.