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Elizabeth Cummings, granddaughter of Frank Gray, Passes Away

Miss Elizabeth Alexis Cummings, age 12, of 1460 Burnett Ferry Road, Rome, GA, passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in an Atlanta hospital following a courageous battle with leukemia.

Elizabeth was born in Rome, Georgia on November 4, 2000, daughter of Olivia Michelle Dillard-Collins and Michael Gregory Cummings. She was preceded in death a grandfather, Leslie Wells, and by great grandparents, Clinton Brock, Paul Roberson, James F. Gray, Sr., and Geraldine Tucker Gray. Elizabeth was a 6th grade student at Pepperell Middle School where she sang in the chorus. She was a member of Cross Pointe Community Church.

Survivors include her parents, Olivia Dillard-Collins, Rome, Michael Cummings, Rome, and Michael Collins, Rome; a brother, Ethan Collins, Rome; a sister, Miss Alyssa Collins, Rome; grandparents, Mrs. Karen Wells, Rome, and Frank and Della Gray, Rome; great grandparents, Bobbie Brock, Rome, Irene Roberson, Rome, N. G. and Shirley Austin, Oklahoma, and Audy and Lorraine Willis, Rome; aunts, Claire Dillard, and her husband, Roney Gibbons, Rome, and Sara Carpenter, and her husband, Luke, Rome; uncle, L. J. Wells, Rome; cousins and other relatives also survive.

A celebration of Elizabeth’s life will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2013, at 2pm in the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Diggs officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home on Friday from 5 until 8pm. At other hours, they may be contacted at the residence.

Both active and honorary pallbearers are asked to assemble at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home on Saturday at 1:30pm and include: Active: Luke Carpenter, Jeremiah Carpenter, Mike Roberson, Joel Roberson, C. J. Darias, and Austin Colstin. Honorary: Jacob Andrew Gray, C. J. Brown, Bradley Carver, Jordan Gibbons, L. J. Wells, and Roney Gibbons.

Henderson & Sons Funeral Home has charge of the funeral arrangements.

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