Thursday, September 20, 2018


MS. KIM DENISE STANLEY, age 63, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 18, 2018 in a Rome hospital following a brief illness.  Born in Savannah, Georgia on April 21, 1955 to the late Ralph Monroe Stanley and Pat Tedder Stanley, who survives.  She was a School Teacher and had taught in the Trion and Walker School systems, and was a member of Son Rise Community Church.

            Surviving are Her mother, Pat Stanley and daughter, Ryan Tucker.

            The Family will receive friends Saturday, September 22nd, at Son Rise Community Church.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


MR. JERRY WAYNE BRAMLETT, age 77, of Summerville, Georgia, formerly of Rome, passed away Wednesday in a Rome hospital.  Mr. Bramlett was born in Chattooga County, Georgia on August 30, 1941, was a son of the late Earl and Goree Bullard Bramlett.  He was retired from the Automobile Industry and was preceded in death by his companion the late Kathryn McDonald and a half brother, the late Glen Marshall.

            Surviving are son-Barry Wayne Bramlett; step children, Keith McDonald, Billy McDonald, and Kim McDonald; sisters, Sandra Copeland and Teresa Brooks; brothers, Earl Lamar Bramlett and Eddie Bramlett; half brother, Randy Marshall; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 22nd, at 3:30 P.M. from Graveside in Oaknoll Memory Gardens of Rome, with Rev. Casey Bramlett officiating, interment to follow.  Active Pallbearers Brett Copeland, Mike Clem, Jeff Coley, Jamie Coley, Wess Maddux, and Bryan Blackwell.  The Family will receive friends Saturday from 12:00 noon until 2 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Jerry Wayne Bramlett, who passed away Wednesday

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Mrs. Barbara Ann Teague Gorham

MRS. BARBARA ANN TEAGUE GORHAM, age 76, of Orchard Hill Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, morning, September 18, 2018, at her residence.  A native of Trion, Georgia, was born to the late Cecil Benjamin and Nettie Rudell Fell Deering, on July 12, 1942.  She was a member of New Antioch Baptist Church, was retired from Mohawk Mills Needling Department, and was preceded in death by her first husband the late Donald Teague, son, the late Hoyt Teague, and sister, the late Shirley Wallings.

            Surviving are Her husband, Garvin Gorham; daughter, Donna Ann Teague; step son, Jeff Gorham; grandchildren, Tye McGuire, Dillon McGuire, Alisha Stevens, Tiffany Johnson, Emily Gorham; great granddaughter, Allie Grace Stevens.

            Funeral services will be held Friday, September 21st, at 4:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Pastor Harold Helton and Wayne Pace officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers David McGuire, Jeff Gorham, John Ware, Buddy Gentry, Randy Rush, Randy Hunter; Honorary Pallbearers, members of New Antioch Baptist Church.  The Family will receive friends Friday from 2 P.M. until 4 P.M. at the Funeral Home.


            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Barbara Ann Teague Gorham.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Mrs. Saralyn Sue Thomas

MRS. SARALYN SUE THOMAS, age 85, of Old Highway #27, Trion, Georgia passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018, at Her residence.  She was born in LaFayette, Georgia on November 3, 1932, a daughter of the late William Russell (Tut) Parker and Margaret Opal Hall Parker.  Mrs. Thomas was a member of Welcome Hill Baptist Church and was retired from the denim finishing department of Riegel Textile Corporation; She was also preceded in death by her husband, the late Roy Pierce Thomas and sons, Roy Thomas, Jr. and William Max Thomas.

            Surviving are daughters and spouses, Susan and Carl Martin, Lisa and Rickey Hughes, Beth and Jimmy Houser, and Lori and Smokey Howell; sister-in-law, Goldie Patty; grandchildren, Kevin Thomas, Amanda Thomas, Adam Thomas, Suzanne Martin, Sally Martin, Daniel Calhoun, Abbey Winters, Cassidy Houser, Caity Beth Houser, Suzanne Howell, Alexis Howell, Gabe Howell; Nine Great Grandchildren, Four Great Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews; special caregiver, Sheila Driggers.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday (September 15th) at 12:00 noon, from the Welcome Hill Baptist Church with Pastor, Brother Terry Shores and Chaplain Ricky Studdard officiating, interment in West Hill cemetery.  Active Pallbearers Daniel Calhoun, Cassidy Houser, Gabe Howell, Kevin Thomas, Bryce Martin, and Adam Thomas; Honorary Pallbearers will be Members of Welcome Hill Baptist Church and all Friends.  The Family will receive friends Friday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.  Mrs. Thomas will be in state at the Welcome Hill Baptist Church Saturday, from 11:00 A.M. until 12:00 noon.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Saralyn -Sue Thomas who passed away Thursday morning.


Monday, September 10, 2018

Mr. Joseph Houston (Joe) Potter

MR. JOSEPH HOUSTON (JOE) POTTER, age 87, of Lyerly, Georgia passed away Monday, September 10, 2018, at his residence.  Mr. Potter was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on September 30, 1930, a son of the late William Joseph and Elsie Ragland Potter.  He was retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation and the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department and a Veteran of the U. S. Army serving in the Korean Conflict.  Mr. Potter was a member of Lyerly United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by Parents and a brother, the late Bill Potter.

            Surviving are His wife, Minnie Louise (Kathryn) Potter; daughter, Debbie Carnes; sister, Margaret Jean Wyrick; brothers, Jim Ragland and Nick Stoner; grandchildren, Kimberly and Eric Brown, Joey and Amanda Carnes, and Bob Carnes; Five Great Grandchildren; Nieces and Nephews.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 12th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Marshall Bryan and Eric Brown officiating, interment in the Family plot of Lyerly Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers Austin Carnes, Brady Carnes, Rayburn Mitchell, Billy Stallings, Buddy Blalock, and Eddy Ellenburg; Honorary Pallbearers the Adult Sunday School Class of Lyerly United Methodist Church.  The Family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:00 noon until 2:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.  The Family request no flowers and suggest contributions to the Lyerly Cemetery Fund, P. O. Box 55, Lyerly, Georgia-30730.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Joseph Houston (Joe) Potter, who passed away Monday.


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Ms. Gwenetta Jean Brock-Stephens

MS. GWENETTA JEAN BROCK-STEPHENS, age 56, passed away August 27, 2018, in an Decatur hospital.  She was born in Trion, Georgia on March 15, 1962 to the late Ralph H. Brock, Sr. and Alma Jean Marshall Brown.  Ms. Stephen was a Nurse.

            Surviving are sister, Rita Diane Parker of Washington; brothers, Ralph H. Brock, Jr. and Jeffery L. Brock both of Lyerly.

                       
            Funeral plans will be announced at a later date.


            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.