Monday, November 12, 2018

Mr. William H. (Billy) Parker

MR. WILLIAM H. (BILLY) PARKER, age 88, of Dovers Cut Road, Lyerly, Georgia, passed away Sunday afternoon, November 11, 2018, in a Rome hospital.   A native of Chattooga County, he was born to the late DeForest and Clara Sprayberry Parker on August 30, 1930.  Mr. Parker was retired from Inland Container, a Veteran of the Korean Conflict, and a member of Berea Church of Christ.  He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Maidell Hemphill Parker on April 12, 1982 and siblings, Irene Miller, Martha Mae Barrett, Henrietta Byars, and George D. Parker.

            Surviving are daughters and sons-in-law, Janet & David Kline, Amy Jo Parker, and Jennifer Marie & Andy Ussery; grandchildren, Gavin and Kara Ussery; daughter-at-heart, Elaine Webb; sister-in-law, Elaine Holden; several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 17th, at 11:00 A.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Ministers Roger Jones and Berlen Murphy officiating, interment in Summervile Cemetery with Military Honors by American Legion Shanklin/Attaway Post #5 Rome Georgia. Active Pallbearers, Parker Barrett, Joe Reed, Larry Weesner, Vergil Tudor, Andrew Campbell, and Ralph Sentell; Honorary Pallbearers, members of Berea Church of Christ, Roxie Weesner, Jamie Weesner, the following “Trade Day Friends”, Donnie and Lynn Arrington, Ricky Howell, Johnny Reynolds, Jessie Bankston, Dempsey Lawson, Sonny Reynolds, Wes Love, Tony Johnson, and Earle Rainwater.  The family will receive friends Friday, November 16th, at the funeral home from 6 until 8 P.M.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Red Clay Horse Rescue, P. O. Box 1012, Lyerly, Georgia, 30730.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mr. William H. (Billy) Parker, who passed away Sunday.


Saturday, November 10, 2018

Mrs. Linda June Barnhart

MRS. LINDA JUNE BARNHART, age 72, of Trion, Georgia passed away Friday, November 9, 2018 at her residence.   A native of Maryville, Tennessee, She was born to daughter of the late Robert Johnson and Mary Chapman.  Mrs. Barnhart was retired from the winding and creeling departments of Auto Custom Carpet.

            Surviving are daughters, Mary Roden, Mildred McCarthy, and Robin Howard; son, David Smith; Five Grandchildren and Six Great Grandchildren.

            At Mrs. Barnhart’s request, her body was cremated. No formal service will be held.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Mr. Casey Vinson Westbrook

MR. CASEY VINSON WESTBROOK, age 37, of Jonesboro, Georgia, passed away suddenly Saturday, November 3, 2018, at his residence.  Born in Riverdale, Georgia on January 2, 1981, he was a son of Richard and Janice Brewster Westbrook, who survive.  Mr. Westbrook was an artist, known for his iron sculptures.

            Surviving are his daughter, Sera Westbrook; step son, Donovan Jones; ex-wife, Dana Jones all of Iowa City, Iowa; parents, Richard and Janice Westbrook of Jonesboro, Georgia; sisters, Wendy Westbrook Wellmaker of Concord, Georgia and Season Westbrook of Trion; brother, Shane Westbrook of Forest Park, Georgia; many loving  Nieces and Nephews also survive.

            Memorial service will be held Saturday, November 10th, at 4:00 P.M. in the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Phil Minter and Mr. Dean Thompson officiating.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Casey Vinson Westbrook.



Monday, October 29, 2018

Mr. Bennie Ray Hix, Jr.

MR. BENNIE RAY HIX, JR., age 48, of Martin Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday afternoon, October 27, 2018, at his residence following an extended illness.  A native of Floyd County, He was born on November 14, 1969, to the late Bennie Ray Hix, Sr. and Betty Blackmon Hix Stansell.  Mr. Hix attended the Berryton Bible Misson and was formerly employed by B & T Tree Service.

            Surviving are daughter, Angeline Hix of LaFayette; son, Vincent Ray (Emily) Hix of Summerville; grandmother, Inez Blackmon of Summerville; brothers, Jason Hix and Russell Branch both of Summerville; was like a father to Cheyenne Smith, Whitney Moose, and Hali Roberson; uncle, Jackie Blackmon; grandchildren, Carson Holder Adams and Braiden Holder Adams; niece, Chelsey Branch; nephew, Dylan Branch.

            Memorial service will be held Wednesday, October 31st, at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Rutledge officiating.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Mr. Arthur Raymond Clapper

MR. ARTHUR RAYMOND CLAPPER, age 80, of Rome, Georgia passed away Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at his residence.  A native of Harpersfield, New York, He was born to the late Reubin B. and Lena Ovitt Clapper, on June 24, 1938; he was preceded in death by his wife, the late Anna Sue Drummond Clapper.

            Surviving are sister-in-law, Katherine Bethune; nieces, Pam Naughton, Cheri Jett, Michelle Bicknell; nephew, Mark Bethune.

            Memorial service will be held Friday, November, 2, 2018, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Mr. Josh Baker and Dr. Matthew Campbell officiating, inurnment in Greenhills Memory Garden.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.