Doris Copeland Diden passed away in 1974. Doris was the wife of Spencer Diden and worked in the office at Rome Seed for a period of time.
Spencer Diden passed away in 1987. Spencer served as President of Rome Seed for almost 4 decades.
Robert Payne passed away in 2003. River City Bank dedicated a conference room on the 2nd floor in Robert's honor. The media/theater room at 5th Avenue Baptist Church is named in Robert's honor as well. A yearly golf tournament which Robert helped start and which he never missed, lives on as the Robert Payne Memorial Golf Tournament. Robert began his landscaping business at Rome Seed in 1969 and later became President.
Mary Louise Payne still lives in Rome with her dog Punkin' and cat Missy. She has 3 grandchildren. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000 but has successfully won that battle and is cancer free and doing great.
Kinney Fincher still lives in Rome with his wife Maxine Fincher. Kinney began working at Rome Seed in 1972 and was part owner of the business.
Kevin Payne lives in Rome with his wife Mai Lee and son Price (2). He is currently serving as the Floyd County Tax Commissioner. Kevin worked at Rome Seed during high school in the late 80's and returned in 1998 to serve as manager. He was general manager when the store closed in 2003.
Chad Payne lives in Milton, GA with his wife Stefanie and two sons, Ryan (5) and Jordan (7). He is partner and Senior Software engineer for Linn Software, developing charting and analysis software (Investor/RT) for traders and investors. Chad worked summers at Rome Seed during high school.
Robert "Bert" Whitlock passed away in 2009. Robert headed up one of Robert Payne's landscape crews for 3 decades.
Tony Waters works at Heaven's Attic in Rome and still loves to fish as often as he can. Tony also headed up a landscape crew for Robert Payne for close to 20 years, as well as working in the nursery at Rome Seed.
Joe Caldwell is retired and still living in Rome. Joe worked as a salesman for 5 years or so and was there when store closed.
Bill Cromer is still living in Rome last we heard, and still working on power equipment.
Pat Jacobsen is still living in Rome and working at Moe's Grill.
Here are a few more names we came up with (although we're unsure on some last names). If you have any information, please let us know.
Landscaping / Lawn Maintenance
Ann and John Smith
James "Big Daddy" Harris
Power Equipment Shop
Office / Administration
Mary Louise Payne