Mrs. Mary Eleanor Atkoczaitis, age 91, of Rome, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2018, at a local healthcare facility.

            Mrs. Atkoczaitis was born in Abbeville, Georgia on October 23, 1927, daughter of the late Thomas Pete Taylor and the late Jennie Lee Cowan Taylor.  She was also preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Atkoczaitis, and by siblings, Edna Taylor, Harry Taylor, Robert Taylor, Betty Taylor, Lonnie Taylor and Barbara Taylor Bobo.  She was of the Baptist faith.  Prior to retirement, Mrs. Atkoczaitis worked for a number of years at Celanese Fibers in Rome.

            Survivors include a sister, Jean Shearer, Atlanta; a brother, Bill Taylor, Virginia; special nephew and niece, Tony & Kay Bobo, Rome; other nieces and nephews.

            Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, January 2, 2018, at 12 noon at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens.  The Rev. Frankie Madrie will officiate.

            The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of Chulio Hills Health and Rehab and Heyman HospiceCare at Floyd.

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