Michael Thornton Page ’70

Michael Thornton Page ’70, of Rome, Ga., passed away Sept. 19 at Redmond Regional Medical Center in Rome. Page was born in Anderson, S.C., on Aug. 9, 1948, son of the late Eleanor Thornton Page and the late James William Page. Page was employed with Milliken & Company in various management positions from 1977 until his retirement in 2005. His work in the textile industry included roles with the Carpet and Rug Institute, the Home Furnishings Council, and the Hotel and Motel Association. Prior to his death, he was affiliated with Riddle and Page Office Products in Rome. Page was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Rome. He graduated from Davidson and The Citadel. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Page was a member of the Rome Rotary Club and served as chairman of the Darlington School Board of Visitors. He also served on the Ben Franklin Academy Board of Advisors and was past chairman of the Board of Trustees for LaGrange Academy. He also served as chairman of the board for the United Way of Floyd County and the Rome Area History Museum. In addition, he was a house parent for both the Methodist Children’s Home and Thornwell Home for Children. Other memberships include the Cum Laude Society, Kappa Alpha Order, the Dan Hanks Heritage Society for Darlington School, Sons of Confederate Veterans, the League of the South, and the Georgia Tech Club. Survivors include his wife, Mary Agnes Shaughnessy Page, 21 River Pine Dr. SW, Rome, GA 30165-8564; and two sons, Wade Hampton “Bo” Page (Heather) and Davis Alexander Page.