Thursday, June 25, 2015

Mrs. Willa D. Gilreath

MRS. WILLA D. GILREATH, age 93, of Tarrytown, Georgia, formerly of Trion, Georgia passed away Thursday morning in a Vidalia, Georgia health care.  She was born in Fort Payne, Alabama, to the late Moses Lathan and Addie Pruitt Locklear on January 22, 1922.  Mrs. Gilreath was preceded in death by husband, the late John B. Gilreath, Sr. on December 2, 2006.

            Surviving are sons and spouses, John, Jr. and Cindi Gilreath of Tarrytown  and Kenneth and Jennifier Gilreath of Summerville; brother, Arnold Locklear of Dalton; grandchildren, Jeremy & Angel Gilreath, Jody & Haley Gilreath, Jenni Ely, Holly & Greg Gipson, Dustin & Devin Gilreath; great grandchildren, Rose Marie Gipson, Charlee Ely, Robin Gipson, Hadlea & Paisley Gilreath also survive.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 27th, at 4:00 P.M. from Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Dr. Warren Moorehead officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers Taylor Knott, Sammie Locklear, Daniel Lanier, Jody Gilreath, Jeremy Gilreath, and Greg Gipson.  The Family will receive friends Saturday from 2 P.M. until the hour of service Saturday at the Funeral Home.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Willa D. Gilreath.


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mr. David Jones

MR. DAVID JONES, age 66, of John Jones Road, Gore Community, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in a Rome hospital. A native of Chattooga County, He was born to the late John S. and Montine Shackelford Jones, on November 11, 1948. Mr. Jones was a lifetime member of Bethel Presbyterian Church, was a Education Administrator, having served as principle of the Summerville Middle School and Chattooga County High School. He was a passionate outdoorsman and advocate for working with the Homeless Shelter and Food Bank.

     Surviving are wife Shelli Payne Jones, brother Sam Orr Jones, both of Gore Community, and fourteen God Children.


     A Private service will be held at a later date.


     In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Homeless Shelter and/or Bethel Presbyterian Cemetery Fund.

     Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Mrs. Edith M. McCollum

MRS. EDITH M. McCOLLUM, age 86, of Trion, Georgia passed away Saturday evening at her residence.  A native of Fayetteville, Tennessee, She was born to the late Tom and Zula Hall Morrow on February 16, 1929.  Mrs. McCollum was a member of the Trion First Baptist Church and a homemaker.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Clifford “Tip” McCollum, June 25, 2014.

            Surviving are daughter & companion, Ann McCollum and Terry Hawkins of Trion; son & daughter-in-law, John W. and June McCollum of Kensingston; grandchildren, Emily & Travis Poole and Laura & Steven Butler, great grandson, Noah Butler, special nephew, Greg Morrow

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 24th, at 2:00 P.M. from the Trion First Baptist Church with Pastor Casey Bramlett officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery, active pallbearers David Dunwoody, Brian Quintrell, Billy Quintrell, Thomas Morrow, Terry Evans, Britt Evans. The Family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 P.M. until the service hour at the Church.  Flowers are accepted or contributions to a charity of choice.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Edith M. McCollum.


Saturday, June 20, 2015

Mrs. Gladys N. Campbell

MRS. GLADYS N. CAMPBELL, age 92, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Friday, June 19, 2015, evening in a Rome hospital.  Mrs. Campbell was a native of Clayton, Georgia, born to the late Christopher and Martha Garrett Marcus on August 10, 1922.  She was a member of Berryton Baptist Church, a homemaker, and was preceded in death by her husbands, the late Woodrow Espy and Earl A. Campbell; She was preceded in death by daughters, the late Martha Park, Kathryn McArthur, Jeannie Griffin, Jeannie Griffin, 7 Sisters, and 2 Brothers.

            Survivors include daughter, Sandra Gregg of Summerville; grandchildren, Phil (Christine) Luttrell, Kathy Hannal, Melissa (Brad) Johnson, Bryant (Jessica) Park, Josh Park, Clint Agnew; special nephew & Niece, Don & Jean Nichols; special family members, Charlotte & Dannie Moseley; 16 Great Grandchildren, 6 Great Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews.

            Funeral services will be held Monday, June 22nd, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Mickey Skates and Rev. Robert Brown officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery, pallbearers Phil Luttrell, Andy McArthur, Bryant Park, Brad Johnson, Josh Park, and Blake Briggs.  Special thanks to North Georgia Home Health, Oak View Nursing Home, and Redmond Hospital for all their care and compassion given to our Loved One.  The Family will receive friends Monday from noon until the service hour at the Funeral Home.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for MRS. GLADYS N. CAMPBELL, who passed away Friday.




Sunday, June 7, 2015

Mrs. Annie W. Simpson

ANNIE MAUDE WATKINS WATERS SIMPSON. . . . .

            Although our emotions and human flesh morn the loss of Her earthly body and all that she did to help us on our individual journeys, all those little lessons, reprimands, and hugs; today is a day of celebration.  We lift our glasses up in celebration of a beautiful life, gentle spirit, and an honorable matriarch having crossed the river.  Those Golden Bells are certainly ringing for Annie Maude Watkins Waters Simpson, born July 21, 1918.  Perfect submission all is at rest.

            Annie lived in Menlo, Georgia and passed peacefully Saturday, June 6, 2015 at Floyd Medical Center, she was born in McGregor, Texas to William and Lillie Long Watkins.  As a retired LPN, She never stopped caring for those in need.  She was preceded in death by her loving son, Ronald Lee Waters, and daughter, Linda Morene Waters; a loss she never really learned to live with, and today with whom she is in rejoicing reunion.  She was matriarch of a grand clan, each of which will have the pleasure to feel her presence in their lives in so many ways.  Her son, Raymond Waters and wife Sue, a daughter, Donna Wright and husband Ralph, sons, David Waters and wife, Marsha, and Aaron Waters and wife, Stacey, have each known her love personally.  Annie sewed many quilts with her kind hands, for beloved grandchildren, and this is a keepsake each shall treasure; Ronald Waters, Jr., Todd Waters, Karen Jesup, Keysha Peed, Raymond Waters, Jr., Kari McClure, Teena Donnell, Hugh Wright, Lori Davis, Melody Crow, Fonda Henderson, Amy Peterson, Suzanne McLain, Hope Money, Missy Braden, Michelle Ritchey, Adam Waters, Mallory Waters and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 9th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Mr. Gary McCurdy officiating, interment in the family lot of Summerville Cemetery.  Pallbearers include Hugh Wright, Jacob Peterson Ray Waters, Adam Waters, Ethan Young, and Matt Money.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from noon until the hour of service at the funeral Home.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge if arrangements for Mrs. Annie Waters Simpson.