Monday, April 14, 2014

Mrs. Dusty C. Bartlett

MRS. DUSTY C. BARTLETT, age 33, of Cummings Road-Trion, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 13, 2014, in a Rome hospital following an extended illness. Born in Floyd County, Georgia on September 22, 1980, she was a daughter of Rochelle Choate and Joel Brumlow who survive. Dusty attended the New Hope North Baptist Church and was a restaurant server and cook. Surviving are husband, Tim Bartlett of Trion; parents, Rochelle Choate of Rome and Joel Brumlow of Trion; children, Timothy Levi Brumlow and Haven Marshelle Bartlett; sisters, Clory Smith of LaFayette and Mary Brumlow of Rome; brother, Joel Sidney Brumlow of Rome. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 16th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Ricky Clark and Ronnie Pettyjohn officiating, interment in White Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be: Ben Edgeman, Ethan Bartlett, Josh Millican, Joel Brumlow, Jr., Casey Reynolds and Dale Buffington. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Robert Thornburg, James Upchurch, Mike Brock and Timothy Bartlett, Sr. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 until 7 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mr. Fred Buddy Johnson

MR. FRED BUDDY JOHNSON, age 73, of Tunnell Hill/Armuchee, Georgia passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014, afternoon in a Dalton, Georgia hospital. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on March 18, 1941, He was a son of the late Fred William and Flora Plott Johnson. Mr. Johnson attended the Floyd Springs Baptist Church, a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, and was retired truck driver for Bentlin, Inc. He was preceded in death by sister, the late Willadene Hamill and an infant daughter the late Melissa Johnson. Surviving are His wife, Amy Smith Johnson; daughter-Vicki Johnson of Rome; three Grandchildren, six Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be Sunday, March 30th, at 2:30 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Junior Williams officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery. Active Pallbearers James Hamill, Joseph Hamill, Cody Hamill, Jason Pittard, Grant Wallace, Bob Dlsaesser, Scott Bass and Larry Goode. Honorary Pallbearers are the Adult 3 Sunday School Class of the Floyd Springs Baptist Church. The Family will receive friends Sunday from 12:30 P.M. until the service hour. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Mrs. Lorine Arnold

MRS, LORINE ARNOLD, age 61 of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, following a brief battle with cancer. She was born October 8, 1952 in Summerville, Georgia, a daughter of the late Dan and Madie Ledford Priest. Mrs. Arnold was preceded in death by her first husband Mike Ray on July 7, 1974, a son , Charlie Ray on September 30, 1974; her husband, Rick Arnold on May 29, 2012; brothers Riley Priest, Ollie Dan Priest, and Ed Bates; sisters Guy Lee McGuire and Essie McGuire. Surviving are sisters-Kathryn Padgett and Inez Blackmon both of Summerville; foster sister and mother Peggye Reynolds and Mary Hicks of Sand Rock, Alabama; step sons Lamar Arnold of Summerville John Arnold of Rome; Nieces, Nephews, and pets, Socks, and Her special baby, Lady. In accordance with Her wishes, Mrs. Arnold was cremated and ashes will be interred privately. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Mr. Farrell Porter Beene

MR. FARRELL PORTER BEENE, age 63, of Adams Road-Trion, Georgia passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, evening at his residence, following an extended illness. He was born in Trion, Georgia on April 8, 1950 to the late Cecil Porter Beene and Dora Elizabeth Usry Beene who survives. Mr. Beene was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church and was retired automobile body repairman. Surviving are wife-Christine Beene; mother-Dora Elizabeth Beene of Trion; daughters and sons-in-law-Lynn Pope and Brian Blackwell, Michelle and Michael Tapp all of Summerville, Heather Hastings and Ernest Spraggins of Lyerly, Roxanne and Dewayne Price of Trion; brothers and sister-in-law-Leroy and Loretta Beene of Tennessee, LeBron Beene of Summerville, and Ronnie Beene of Trion; grandchildren-Chelsea Jennings, Brandon Hastings, Zack Pope, Austin Tapp, Khristen Hastings, Thristen Price, and Callie Price; several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 24th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Pastor Kevin Norton officiating, interment in Perennial Springs Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Billy Stewart, Donald Hammonds, Roy Ellenburg, Johnny Kincade, Shane Ashworth, and Vann Jennings; Honorary Pallbearers Willie Tapp, Keith “Jabo” Burrage, members of Mountain View Baptist Church, staff of Life Choice Hospice of LaFayette, the late Leo Short, and the late Rick Grosjean. The Family will receive friends Monday, March 24th, from 12:00 noon until the hour of service at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Ms. Robin Yvonne Ware

MS. ROBIN YVONNE WARE, age 50, of 6th Avenue, Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, at her residence following an extended illness. Ms. Ware was born in Summerville, Georgia on July 31, 1963, a daughter of the late Robert Ware and Charlotte Maxine Perry Montgomery, who survives. She was a member of the New Spirit and Truth Church and before retirement, due to ill health, was employed at Jim’s Family Restaurant for twenty plus years. Robin’s surviving, Loving Family are mother-Maxine Montgomery of Summerville; sons & daughter-in-law-Seneca Sanchez & Allison Ware of Ft. Payne, AL. and Fabian Suttle of Summerville; sisters & brother-in-law-Berlin Ware, Teicher Montgomery, & Perrie Montgomery all of Summerville and Shasta & Dennis Hall, Jr. of Snellville, GA.; granddaughter-Taegan Dollar; special cousins-Gail Smith & Diane Ford; special friend-Cassandra Sims. Others left to cherish Her memories are: Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, and a host of loving Friends. The Family wish to express special thanks to the Jim’s Family Restaurant, Family. Home Going Celebration will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 2 P. M. from the New Spirit and Truth Church with Bishop V.T. Harden officiating. Pallbearers and Flower Bearers will be Cousins. Ms. Ware will be in state at the New Spirit and Truth Church Saturday after 1:00 P.M., where the Family will receive friends from 1 P.M. until the hour of the Home Going Celebration. Committal will be in Summerville Cemetery; a Family meal will be served at the Church immediately following committal service. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Mrs. Shirley Dean McGuire

MRS. SHIRLEY DEAN McGUIRE, age 76, of Trion, Georgia passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in a LaFayette Nursing Home. A native Chattooga countian, she was born on July 24, 1937 to the late Jessie Roy, Sr. and Annie Mae Dean McGraw. She attended Living Waters Ministries, was retired from Mount Vernon Mills after 34 years of service and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. She was preceded in death by sons- Marty McGuire, Melvin McGuire and Johnny McGuire; sisters- Gail Sispy, Aline Cordle and Martha Johnson; brothers- Archie McGraw, Buddy McGraw and Jessie Roy McGraw, Jr. Surviving are daughters-Dale McGraw and Vickie Holbrook of Trion; sons- Darty McGuire and Darrell McGuire of Trion; step-son- Larry McGuire of Summerville; a Sister Mary Keller of Inman, S.C.; 12 Grandchildren, 24 Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 21st, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Rev. Jim Chasteen and Rev. Danny Decker officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Darrell McGuire, Jr., Christopher McGuire, Carl Gentry, Jeremiah Asher, John Asher, and Jim Odum. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Friday from 1 P.M. until the hour of service. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Mrs. Lynn Van Pelt Hawkins

MRS. LYNN VANPELT HAWKINS, age 61, of Rossville Blvd.-Trion, Georgia passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, in a Chattanooga Hospital. A native Chattooga countian, She was born on April 15, 1952 to the late Marcus Ray Vanpelt and Catherine Reed Vanpelt, who survives. She attended the Dry Valley Baptist Church, was a CNA in health care, and was preceded in death by her husband, the late James Daniel (Jim) Hawkins, Jr. and a son, the late Christopher Brian “Chris” Hawkins. Surviving are daughter-Terri Marlow of Trion; mother-Catherine Reed Vanpelt of Summerville; granddaughters-Emily Katlin Marlow, Leigh Anna Marlow, and Maggie Marlow; a Sister and Nephew also survive. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 20th, at 1:00 P.M. from the Dry Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Weaver officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers-Gene Martin, Brannon Martin, Landon Jones, Jason Hughes, Steve Waddell, and Jay Henry. The Family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Mr. Johnny Mack Bumgarner

MR. JOHNNY MACK BUMGARNER, age 66, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. He was born in Summerville, Georgia on June 13, 1947 to the late Carl Franklin and Annie Lois Roberts Bumgarner. Mr. Bumgarner served in the U. S. Army and the U. S. Navy. He was retired from Mount Vernon Mills and was a member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Bumgarner was preceded in death by brothers- Wilbur Bumgarner and Charles Sisk. Surviving are wife- Marilyn Bumgarner of Summerville; daughters and sons-in-law- Tara & John Epperson of Tunnel Hill, TN; Starr & Jeff Carter of Cleveland, TN; son and daughter-in-law- Jonathan & Brooke Bumgarner of LaFayette, GA; Six Grandchildren; Sisters- Judy Brewster of Summerville and Ruby Jo Whaley of Centre, AL; brother- Larry Bumgarner of Summerville. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral service will be held Wednesday (March 5th) at 2:00 P.M. from graveside in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Rev. Mike Odom officiating. Active Pallbearers will be Jonathan Bumgarner, John Epperson, Jeff Carter, Shane Hogue, Kevin Whaley and Kyle Carter. The Family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 until 9 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Mrs. Mary Ruth Smith

MRS. MARY RUTH SMITH, age 81, of James Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday morning at her residence. Born in Trion, Georgia on July 23,1932 She was a daughter of the late Columbus (Lum) and Hettie Mae Mason Bing. Mrs. Smith was retired from the weave shop of Mt. Vernon Mills and a member of New Faith Tabernacle. Preceded in death besides Her Parents are granddaughter-Joanie Mae Hathcock; great grandchildren-Alisha Nell Robison and Chloe Hearlson; son-in-law Jerry Lee Lindsey, and step sons-David Ronald Smith, Sr. and Larry Keith Smith, Sr. Surviving are husband-David Smith; daughters & sons-in-law-Nelda Rebecca Lindsey of Summerville, Denise Gezell & John Paul Ramey, Sr. of Box Springs, GA., Tina & Gerald Hearlson of Phenix City, AL., Jacqueline Kay Bates & Charles Hooker, III, Linda Joan Hathcock & Jimmy Leffew of Summerville, Mary Opal Kirby of Summerville; sons & daughters-in-law-Danny Ray Colbert & Rose Reese of Lagrange, Kenneth Dale & Kimberly Colbert of Speedwell, VA., Michael Parnell & Debbie Colbert of Summerville; sister-Evelyn Itson of Rome; brothers & sisters-in-law-James & Shirley Bing of LaFayette, Thomas & Donna Bing of Rome, and Frank & Eileen Bing of Rome; Thirty Grandchildren, 55 Great Grandchildren, 7 Great Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 23rd, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Ministers Bobby Brown and Max Reed officiating, interment in Dogwood Garden Cemetery. Active Pallbearers John Paul Ramey, Jr., Christopher Hearlson, Joshua Bates, Steven Hamby, James Colbert, Jason Lindsey, Ryan Kirby, Colton Kirby, and Zachery Bates; Honorary Pallbearers Northwest Georgia Home Health/Life Choice Hospice. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Saturday from 6 until 8 P.M. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Mrs. Geneva Mae "Dimple" McKin Gladney

MRS. GENEVA MAE “DIMPLE” McKIN GLADNEY, age 86, of James Street Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday afternoon at her residence. She was born in Dalton, Georgia on February 2, 1928, a daughter of the late Homer and Effie Beatrice Grant McKin. Mrs. Gladney was a member of New Generation Christian Church, retired self-employed barber, and was preceded in death by her husband the late William Eugene (Gene) Gladney and son E. P. Gladney. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law-Tammy Gladney & Charles Keen; grandchildren-Carla Gladney & Eric Ware; great grandson-Tyler Powell all of Summerville. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 4:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Elder Cecil Watkins and Bishop Danny Harkins officiating, interment in the McKin-Gladney Family Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Charles Black, Ethan Black, Phil Gurley, Anthony Hamby, Steven Hamby and Eugene McGinnis. Honorary pallbearers Dr. Amar Singh and United Hospice. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Saturday from 2 P.M. until the hour of service. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Mary Katherine (KK) Bullard

MRS. MARY KATHERINE (KK) BULLARD, age 57, of Echols Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday, February 20, 2014, in a Rome hospital. She was born in Summerville, Georgia on July 25, 1956 to the late Roy F. Camp and Katherine Echols Camp who survives. Mary was a member of Perennial-Springs Baptist Church, had served in law enforcement for 33 plus years and presently was Corporal for the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office. Surviving are husband-Steve Bullard; mother-Katherine Camp; son & daughter-in-law-Charlie & Samantha Bullard; sister-Caroline Green; grandson-Camp Bullard; special niece-Marti Katherine Green all of Summerville. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 22nd) at 12:00 noon from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Kevin Woods officiating, interment in the family plot of Perennial Springs Cemetery. Active Pallbearers-Erick Housch, Ben Housch, Greg Echols, Chuck Harris, Joe Reed, and Danny Guinn; Honorary Pallbearers-members of the Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office and all other law enforcement agencies. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Saturday from 10 A.M. until the hour of service. The Family request no flowers and suggest contributions to the Mary Bullard Scholarship Fund, for Law Enforcement Careeres’, @ United Community Bank. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Mr. Robert Prather

MR. ROBERT PRATHER, age 68, of Filter Plant Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, February 15, 2014, at his residence. A native of Canton, Georgia, He was born on September 6, 1945 to the late William Gideon and Bessie Burgess Prather. He was a brick mason, member of New Antioch Baptist Church, served two tours in Viet Nam, Veteran in the U.S. Navy C.Bs; where he acquired the rank of E-5, Builder Petty Officer 2nd Class, and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal with Fleet Marine Force Combat Insignia, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device. He was preceded in death by brother & sisters-in-law-Donald & Carol Prather, Kristina Prather and brothers-in-law-Bill Blackwell, Ronald Blackwell, Ralph Blackwell, and Tommy Blackwell. Surviving are His wife of 43 years Wanda Jo Prather; daughter & son-in-law-Elena & Matt Floyd of Summerville; grandchildren-Anna, Jamey, and Will Floyd; sister & brother-in-law-Betty & Tommy Turner of Clarksville, TN.; brothers & sisters-in-law-James Prather of Jasper, John & Linda Prather of Marietta, Jerry & Shelley Prather of Lilburn; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law-Don & Nancy Blackwell, Bob & Diane Blackwell, Dan & Cristy Blackwell, Gary & Teresa Blackwell, Sara Anna & Mike Stoker; several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral service will be held Monday, February 17th, at 11:00 A.M. from Graveside in Summerville Cemetery with Rev. Frank McCrickard officiating; Military Honors will be rendered by American Legion Shanklin-Attaway Post No. 5 of Rome. Active Pallbearers Jimmie Hartline, Luke Blackwell, Kenneth Flood, Rodney Blackwell, John Blackwell, and Russ Blackwell. The Family will receive friends Sunday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Mr. William Harold Kendrick

MR. WILLIAM HAROLD KENDRICK, age 75, of Orchard Hill Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away at his residence. A native of Chattooga County, He was born on October 6, 1938 to the late Otto Thomas and Emmie Teague Kendrick. Mr. Kendrick served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1963, was a member of Lyerly Lodge #338 F & AM, was retired from General Electric, and together with his wife, the late JoAnn Wilkey Kendrick, owned and operated the former Round Table Restaurant. He was Baptist by Faith and in addition to his Wife was preceded in death by a brother, the late Tommy Kendrick. Surviving are daughter-Cheryl Ann Mobbs of Summerville; son-Thomas Harold Kendrick of Summerville; grandchildren-Allison Joanna Harris, Bianca Diane Mobbs, and Tylen Harold Kendrick; sister-Meriana Romantz of Warren, Mich.; brothers-Charles Kendrick and Donnie Kendrick both of Rome; several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 17th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Mercer and Rev. Alton Stamey officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Gary Witt, Dewayne Copeland, Billy Cook, Tracy Maddux, Shannon Goins, Bryant Dodd, Bill Tutton, and Sammy Pilgrim; Honorary Pallbearers Lyerly Lodge #338 F & AM. The Family will receive friends Monday from 12 noon until the hour of service at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bobby J.R. Tapp

MR. BOBBY J.R. TAPP, age 78, of Maplewood Drive-Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday, February 14, 2014, at his residence. He was born in LaFayette, Georgia on March 18, 1935 to the late Hoyle and Dorothy Raines Tapp. He was retired truck salesman. Surviving are sons-Benny Wayne Tapp of Huntsville, AL. and Michael Joseph Tapp of Georgetown, GA.; 7 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Sunday (February 16th) at 3:30 P.M. from the Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Weaver officiating. The Family will receive friends Saturday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Mr. Freddie Eugene Reynolds

MR. FREDDIE EUGENE REYNOLDS, age 79, of Bittings Avenue, Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday evening in the local nursing home. A lifetime resident of Summerville, He was born on July 28, 1934 to the late Gordon and Lillian Tudor Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds was a retired automobile mechanic and for many years was a Scout Master for the Boy Scouts of America. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Wanda Carol McCaulie Reynolds in 2006. Surviving are daughter-Kimberly Smith of Ringgold; sons-Jackie Lee Reynolds of Ringgold and Tim Reynolds of Summerville; brothers-Henry Reynolds of Trion and Jerry Reynolds of LaFayette; grandchildren-Jonathan Reynolds U.S. Army, Ciera Reynolds, and Justin Smith of Ringgold. In lieu of flowers the family suggest contributions for final expenses. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Mr. Robert Hugh Hawkins

Mr. Robert Hugh Hawkins, age 81, of Cloudland, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, February 11, 2014, evening in Austell, Georgia. A native of Cloudland, He was born on February 4, 1933 to the late Riley Monroe and Susie Alma Chislom Hawkins. Mr. Hawkins was a carpenter by trade and a member of the Menlo First Baptist Church. He supervised the construction of Nuclear cooling towers at Tullahoma, Tennessee and Scottsboro, Alabama. He was a Veteran of the Korean War. He loved his Family and Lookout Mountain and was a lifelong proud resident of Cloudland, Georgia. He was preceded in death by the following siblings-Gordon Hawkins, Sidney Hawkins, Myrtle Willingham, Fred Hawkins, Sudie Mae Hawkins, Ralph Hawkins, Thelma Wofford, Sue Reeves, Max Hawkins, and Riley Hawkins. Surviving are His wife-Catherine Gorham Hawkins; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Tim Sims, Kennesaw; son and daughter-in-law, Michael Hugh and Tracy Hawkins, Cloudland; grandsons-James Alexander Sims and Andrew Robert Sims; great grandson-Colton Tanner Sims; sister-Marie Wofford; several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral service will be held Sunday, February 16th, at 1:30 P.M. from Graveside in Cloudland Presbyterian Cemetery, with Rev. Billy Dempsey officiating, active pallbearers Lee Hawkins, Steve Wofford, Mark Wofford, Tony Jones, Dennis Bryant, Albert Palmour. The Family will receive friends Saturday evening, at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, from 6 until 8 P.M. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Mr. Rickey Louis Peek

MR. RICKEY LOUIS PEEK, age 61, of Sizemore Road-Trion, Georgia passed away Friday, January 31, 2014, in a Rome hospital. Born in Ft. Payne, Alabama on December 4, 1952, a daughter of the late Billie Brewster Peek. He was a member of Springcreek Baptist Church, and was retired from the finishing department of Mt. Vernon Mills. Mr. Peek was an avid music lover, singing and playing in numerous bands for most of his life. He was preceded in death by step father, the late Robert Stancil. Surviving are wife-Patsy Peek; step mother-Linda Stancil; son-David (Sherri) Peek of Calhoun; grandson-Brett Peek; sisters-Darlene Henderson of Ft. Payne, AL., Jan (Randy) Prince and Lynn (Steve) Evans all of Summerville, Gayle (Mark) Waycaster of Calhoun; brother-Michael (Cathy) Stancil of Adairsville; several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 2nd, at 3:00 P. M. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Wilborn officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers-Michael Lee Stancil, Johnny Ingle, Wilson Mann, Eric Evans, Mark Waycaster, Randy Prince, Steve Evans, Tommy Minard; Honorary Pallbearers-all former Band Members. The Family will receive friends Sunday from 1 P.M. until the hour of service. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. George Floyd Dawson

MR. GEORGE FLOYD DAWSON, age 80, of Gore-Subligna Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday at his residence. Born in Gore Community on July 4, 1933, was a son of the late Frank Jennings and Frances Elizabeth Floyd Dawson. Mr. Dawson was a well know cattle farmer and logger, a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, and a Veteran of the U.S. Army. Surviving are His wife, Betty Dawson; daughter and spouse, Kay and Lawrence Broome of Summerville; grandson, John (Becky) Broome; granddaughter, Laura (C.J.) Cady; sisters-Frankie (Harold) Gordon of Gore and Jan (Harold) Ragland of Lyerly; Gene Dawson, Joe (Mary Frances) Dawson of Gore; several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Monday, February 3rd) at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Bryant officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden, Active Pallbearers-Danny McGraw, Britt Ragland, Shane Ragland, Greg Shaw, Harold Ragland, Rick Hammond, John Broome, C.J. Cody, Mark Gordon, and Ross Lowry; Honorary Pallbearers-William Mitchell, Jeff Cargle, Doyol Momon, Stacey Gray, Jimmy Hix, Andy Allen, and Calen Cooper. Visitation will be Monday from 1 P.M. until the hour of service. Mr. Dawson requested no flowers and suggested contributions be made to Heyman Hospice. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mrs. Betty Diane Leonard

MRS. BETTY DIANE LEONARD, age 58, of Shinbone Valley Road-Menlo, Georgia passed away Thursday, January 30, 2014, in a Rome hospital. Born in Trion, Georgia, She was a daughter of the late John C. Bandy and Betty June Green Bandy Pope who survives. She was a member of Chelsea Baptist Church and employed in the knitting department of Best Mfg. Company. Mrs. Leonard was preceded in death by a brother, the late John Duel Bandy. Surviving are husband-Jimmy Leonard; mother and step father-Betty and Wayne Pope of Menlo; daughter-Connie Geimer of Centre, AL.; son-Jams Michael Leonard of Menlo; special friend-Becky Gable; several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 1st, at 2:30 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, interment in Bandy Cemetery. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Friday from 6 until 8 P.M. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Mr. Rufus Dodson Hickman Jr.

MR. RUFUS DODSON HICKMAN, JR., age 83, of Highland Avenue, Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014, in a Rome hospital. Born in Black Oak, Arkansas on May 30, 1930, a son of the late Rufus Dodson Hickman, Sr. and Clare Anita Robertson Hickman. He was retired from Bi Lo Grocery Store and was preceded in death by his wife the late Vivian Stevens Hickman and step son-the late Richard Clyde Ayo. Surviving are daughters-Bonnie Scarlett and Nina Fitzpatrick both of Fl.; sons-Rufus Dodson Hickman, Ill and James Hickman both of Summerville, Russell Hickman of Fl., Dennis of La., and Stewart Hayes of Miss.; several Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews also survive. In accordance with Mr. Hickman’s wishes, the Body was cremated. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Mrs. Helen C. Hudson

MRS. HELEN C. HUDSON, age 89, of Rome, Georgia former longtime resident of Summerville, passed away Monday, January 27, 2014, in a Rome health care. She was born on December 16, 1924 to the late William Richard and Rosa Dell Estes Chappelear. Mrs. Hudson was a member and former pianist, for many years, of Summerville First Baptist Church; she was retired from the Georgia Rug Mill and was preceded in death by her husband, the late Wilburn Hudson, sisters, the late Patricia Ann Holliday and Mary Dell Welch, and brother, the late Henry Chappelear. Surviving are daughter-Cheryl Allen of Rome; sons-Kelly Hudson of Cedar Bluff, AL., and Richard Hudson of California; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 1st, at 11:30 A.M. from the Summerville First Baptist Church with Rev. Doyle Waters officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Active Pallbearers will be Family members; Honorary Pallbearers will be Charlie Williams, O.G. Moorehead, Jim Meredith, Harmon Petitt, Billy Petitt, and Jim Parker. The Family will receive friends at the church, Saturday from 10 A.M. until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the Family suggest contributions be made to the Summerville First Baptist Church. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Mr. Robert Moser

MR. ROBERT MOSER, age 85, of Back Penn Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, (January 21, 2014) evening in a Rome hospital. A native of Chicago, Illinois, He was born on March 4, 1928 a son of the late Rudolph and Mary Moser. Mr. Moser served in the U. S. Army Signal Corps during Korea, was retired from the U.S. Postal Service, and was preceded in death by his wife the late Bessie M. Raines Moser, and brothers, the late Rudolph Moser and the late Raymond Moser. Surviving are sister-in-law- Alice Moser of McHenry, Ill; several Nieces, Nephews, Grand Nieces and Grand Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 25th, at 3 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Art Graves officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. The Family will receive friends Saturday at the Funeral Home from 1 P.M. until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers the Family suggest contributions to the American Heart Association. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Mr. Dan Young

MR. DAN YOUNG, age 79, (known as Deputy Dan) of Rose Circle, Trion, Georgia passed away Thursday evening at his residence. Born in Valley Head, AL. on November 27, 1934, He was a son of the late Floyd and Leona Clark Young. Mr. Young was a retired deputy from the Chattooga County Sherriff’s office. He was preceded in death by first wife, the late Annie Harris Young, siblings, the late Billy Young, the late Lorene Moore, the late Margaret Faye Young, and the late Charlotte Young. Survivors include wife-Barbara E. Young; daughter-Angie Williamson of Trion; son-Allen Young of Douglasville; Step-children- Cindy Romines of Fort Oglethorpe; Sheryl Campbell of Summerville, Jan Allen and Robbie Allen both of Lyerly; sisters-Nancy Wilson, Frances Cordle both of Summerville, and Linda Pledger of Orlando, Fl.; brothers-Rev. Richie (Bo) Young of Jamaica and Budd Young of Summerville; nine grandchildren, eight Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014, at 2:00 P.M. from the West Summerville Baptist Church with Rev. Allen Young, Rev. Lavon Humphrey, Rev. Kevin Woods and Rev. Bo Young officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Matt Williamson, Jarod Williamson, Micah Young, Jonathan Hudgins, Ricky Campbell and Robbie Allen. Honorary Pallbearers will be all Law Enforcement personnel. Visitation will be Saturday from 6:00 till 8:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Mrs. Audrey Ellen "Susie" Carroll

MRS. AUDREY ELLEN “SUSIE” CARROLL, age 71, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014, in a Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia health care. Born in LaFayette, Georgia, on March 3, 1942, She was a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Cora Lee Day Brown. She was retired maintenance supervisor for the LaFayette Housing Authority and was preceded in death by her husband, the late Larry Carroll. Surviving are daughters-Cora Denise “Dee” Winters & partner, Kriston Taylor of Summerville and Elena Rochelle Carroll of LaFayette; sons-Ace and Melinda Bailey and Andy Anderson of LaFayette and Berry Carroll of Chattanooga; sisters-Hazel Newsom of LaFayette and Wanda Angel of Chickmauga; brothers-Jerry (Diane) Brown of Birmingham, AL., Richard Brown of Woodstock, Randell (Barbara) Brown of Rock Spring; Nine Grandchildren, Two Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews. Memorial service will be held Sunday, January 12th, at 2 P.M. from the LaFayette Housing Authority Community Center. The Family request no flowers and suggest contributions to the Save the Music Fund, vh1savethemusic.org. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Mr. Dennis Lee Howard

DENNIS LEE HOWARD, age 61, of Raymond Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at his residence following an illness. Born in Chattooga County, Georgia on May 1, 1952, He was a son of the late Horace Edward Howard and Betty Ruth McCollum Howard who survives. Mr. Howard was retired from the packing department of Mt. Vernon Mills; he had also previously worked with Bigelow-Sanford and later Mohawk Mills. Surviving are His wife-Melanie Howard; Mother-Betty McCollum Howard of Trion; daughters and spouse’s-Faith and Jerry Wigley of Trion, Jennifer and Kevin Binkley, Sr. of Summerville; step daughters Sherri Arnold of Summerville, Latoya Adams of Mississippi, and Ashley Adams of Summerville; sons-Jamey Arnold of Lebanon, PA, Tyrone Adams of Rome; sisters-Diane and Riley Flowers of Macon and Donna Slayton of Trion; brother-David and Kathy Howard of LaFayette; 8 Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Saturday(January 11th) at 3 P.M. at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Bennett and Rev. Sanford Deberry officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Active Pallbearers-Larry Anthony, Jeremy Burke, Jeremy Staton, Farrell Hines, Tommy Stoner, Billy McMichael; Honorary Pallbearers-Grandchildren and Son’s-in-Law. The Family will receive friends Thursday(January 9th) from 6 until 9 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Mr. Joe Pless

MR. JOE PLESS, age 79, of Menlo, Georgia, passed away Sunday, January 5, 2014, in a Rome, Georgia hospital. Born in Menlo, Georgia on October 5, 1934, He was a son of the late Earnest Lee and Kate Alexander Pless. Mr. Pless was a member of Cloudland Presbyterian Church, served in the U. S. Marine Corps for ten years, and along with His wife, Sara, originated the Lookout Restaurant in Cloudland, Georgia. Surviving are His wife, Sara Kling Pless; daughter-Julia Pless Houston of Summerville; son-John Pless of Cloudland; grandchildren-Paul Battles, Jessica Green, and Cody Pless; great grandchildren-Taj Battles, Ivan Battles, and Zackery Green; several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 8th, at 1:00 P.M. from the Cloudland Presbyterian Church with Pastor Todd Threlkeld officiating, eulogy by Mr.- Robert Houston. Active Pallbearers Tommy Gifford, Johnny Etchison, Tom Kling, Cody Pless, Paul Battles, Joseph Green, and Taj Battles. The Family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 until 7 P.M. at the Funeral Home; Mr. Pless will also be in state at the Church from 12 noon until the Funeral hour, Wednesday. The Family request no flowers, suggest contributions to the Cloudland Presbyterian Cemetery Fund. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Mrs. Sue Ellen Kellett

MRS. SUE ELLEN KELLETT, ager 66, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday, January 2, 2014, in a Rome, Georgia hospital. She was born in Floyd County, Georgia on August 6, 1947 and was a daughter of the late Roy Gross and Ellen Harbour Gross Harvey, who survives. Mrs. Kellett was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her brother, the late Sonny Gross. Surviving are Her husband, Ricky Kellett; Mother, Ellen Harbrour Harvey of Rome; daughters, Suzanne Woods of Trion, Kristy Krueger of Summerville, and Cathy Stallings of North Pole, Alaska; son, Lee Roy Kellett, III of Summerville; sister, Peggy Williams of Rome; grandchildren, Amanda Blair, Jarrod Stallings, Joshua Kellett, Anna Krueger, Jacob Stallings, Kyle Krueger, and Justin Stallings; several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 4th, at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Pastor Danny Decker officiating, interment in the family lot of Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Skipper Stewart, Gary Woods, Kirk Kruger, Joshua Kellett, Milford Morgan and Ricky Williams. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Friday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Sue Ellen Kellett, who passed away Thursday.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Mr. Herman A. York

MR. HERMAN A. YORK, age 78, of York Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday at his residence. A native Chattooga Countian, He was born to the late Archie Dallas (Buddy) and Zella Lucille Maples York on April 4, 1935. Mr. York was Baptist by Faith and was retired from Ford Motor Company, Atlanta and Riegel Textile Corporation. Preceding Him in death was a son, the late Michael Arthur York and a sister, the late Mary Frances Dillon. Surviving are daughter and spouse-Roseanne and Bob Floyd of Rossville; sisters and spouses-Betty Sue Hayes of Summerville, Joyce Irene Moore of LaFayette, Wanda Paulette and Andy Long of Ridle, and Hazel and Doug Mattox of Calhoun; brothers and spouse-John Wayne and Jane York of Summerville and Raymond Dallas York of Lithonia; several Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews; special friends-Jackie McClung and Family, also survive. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 30th, at 11:00 A.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Mattox officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Active Pallbearers-Andy Long, Jamey Mattox, Kevin Mattox, Tim York, Michael Long, and David Long. Visitation will be Sunday from 5 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Mrs. Annie Lee Scoggins Hale

MRS. ANNIE LEE SCOGGINS HALE, age 91, of Summerville, GA. passed away Monday Nov. 18, 2013, at her residence. Mrs. Hale was born in Durant, Oklahoma on March 15, 1922, a daughter of the late Franklin and Pearl Mae West Scoggins. She was a member of Summerville First Baptist Church and was retired from the sewing department of Lyerly Glove Mill. She was preceded in death by her husband Lewis Hale, sisters- Mary Scoggins, Ida Barton and Alma Abernathy. Surviving are Daughters and Sons-in-law- Joyce and Bob McGraw of Summerville/Gore Community, Frances Prince of Cloudland, Sally and Wayne Hardin of Rock Spring, GA, Jerry & Terry Taylor of Rainsville, AL. and Nancy and Steve Hickey of Sarasota, FL. Twelve Grandchildren, several Great Grandchildren, nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at 12 noon from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Dr. Paul Mason and Terry Taylor officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Grandsons; Honorary Pallbearers will be the Dorcas Sunday School Class of Summerville First Baptist Church. Visitation will be at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home Wednesday from 10:00 A. M. until the hour of service. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Rev. Walter Lee Morgan

REV. WALTER LEE MORGAN, age 81, of Piedmont Avenue, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2013, in a Rome hospital. He was Pastor of New Faith Tabernacle for the last 9 years and was born in Cherokee County, Alabama on February 28, 1932, a son of the late General Forest Morgan and Mary Ellen Dooley Morgan. Rev. Morgan was preceded in death by a sister, the late Essie Mae Hayes, and two brothers, the late Gene Morgan and the late Harvey Morgan. Surviving are wife-Nell Morgan; daughters and sons-in-law-Cheryl Jenise and Donald R. Thedford, Jr. and Janice Lynn and Randy Gene Jennings all of Summerville; son and daughter-in-law Rickey Michael and Brenda Faye Morgan of Cedar Bluff, Al.; Grand Daughters and Grand sons-in-law- Stacy Lee and Jeffery Scott Kirby, Amy Lynn and Jeremie Dexter Wallin and Tiffany Nicole Jennings. Grandsons and Grand Daughters-in-law- Clayton John Madison, Jr. and Terra Johnson Madison, Justin Adam and Alaina Danielle McGuire. Great Grand Daughters- Kelsy Jo Johnson, Abigail Madison, Allison Madison and Ashley Nicole Kirby. Great Grandsons- Bradley Scott Kirby, Justin Addison Cole Mcguire, Joseph “Joey” Daniel Wallin, Aaden Bailey Shane McGuire and Austin Eugene Hunter McGuire. Great-Great Grandson- Casison Johnson. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at 2:00 P. M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Don and Rhonda Mason officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Randy Jennings, Justin Adam McGuire, Jeffery Scott Kirby, Clayton John Madison, Jr., Jeremie Dexter Wallin, Steve Morgan, Roy Ellenburg, Mike Wright and Johnny Thompson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Billy Wright, James “Fred” Sumner and Sammy Tapp. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6: 00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Mrs. Clara Bohanon

MRS. CLARA BOHANON, age 98, of Bittings Avenue, Summerville, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2013, evening in the local nursing home. She was born in Chattooga County, Georgia on April 25, 1915, a daughter of the late Hugh R. and Ella Maude Anderson Riley. She was a member of the South Summerville Baptist Church and the Ladies Bible Class of the Church; was retired from the weaving department of the former Summerville Cotton Mill. Mrs. Bohanon was preceded in death by her husband, the late Gordon Lee Bohanon, to whom she was married on February 17, 1936. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law-Hugh and Mary Bohanon of Trion; grandsons-Tommy and Nida Bohanon of Katie, Texas and Waymon and Salley Bohanon of Summerville; sister-Sara John Durham of Trion; three Great Grandchildren, two Great Great Grandchildren, several Nieces, and Nephews also survive. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, November 12th, at 3:00 P.M. from Graveside in Summerville Cemetery, with Minister Hugh Glaze officiating. The Family will receive friends Tuesday afternoon from 2:00 P.M. until the hour of service. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Mr. Otto Marshall Johnson

MR. OTTO MARSHALL JOHNSON, age 86, of Butler Dairy Road-Summerville, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2013, evening at his residence. A native of Dalton, Georgia, He was born on December 5, 1926, to the late Ira and Rose Nell Autry Johnson. Mr. Johnson graduated from LaFayette High School and attended the University of Georgia graduating in 1954; he was a Veteran of the U. S. Army serving during Korea, in the medical corps. After service to His country returned to Chattanooga where he was successful in the business community, retiring in 2011. Mr. Johnson was preceded in death by a sister, the late Hazel Christine Coleman and nephew, the late Ross Allen Deck, I. Surviving are His niece, Martricia Deck of Summerville; nephews, Robert Kenneth Ivester and Ross Allen Deck, II both of Trion. Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 9th, at 2:00 P.M. from Graveside in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens, in Rome, Georgia. Active Pallbearers-Robert Kenneth Ivester, Ross Allen Deck, II, and Cody Collins. The Family will receive friends Saturday from 11 until 12 noon at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mrs. Rosemary McWhorter James

MRS. ROSEMARY McWHORTER JAMES, age 89, of Virginia Drive-Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday morning in a local health care. Affectionately known as “Miss RoseMary”, she was born in Henrietta, N.C. to the late Grady and Lola Belle Bridges Morehead on November 9, 1923. She graduated from Meredith College in Raleigh, N.C. and taught school in Trion Elementary and Summerville Elementary Schools, and owned and operated Her own kindergarten for a number of years. Mrs. James was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and a board member of Chattooga Library; she was a member of Horizon Baptist Fellowship. Mrs. James was preceded in death by her first husband, the late Joseph Winston McWhorter and latter, husband the late Willis Samuel James, brothers-the late Jim Morehead, Joe Morehead, and Bill Morehead. Surviving are sons-Joseph Winston (Wink) McWhorter, Jr. of Athens, Robert McWhorter of Summerville, and Hill (Jenny) McWhorter, Sr. of Hoover, AL.; brother-O. G. Morehead of Summerville; Six Grandchildren, Nine Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews. The Family will receive friends at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, Sunday, November 10th, at 2:00 P.M. The Family request in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Alpine Cemetery Fund c/o Alpine Church, #993 Hwy #337, Menlo, Georgia-30731or the charity of choice. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Mr. Austin Warren, Jr.

MR. AUSTIN WARREN, JR., age 83, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday evening in a Rome hospital following an extended illness. He was born on January 24, 1930, a son of the late Austin Warren, Sr. and Tennie Henry Warren. Mr. Warren was a member of Summerville First Baptist Church, a Veteran of Korea serving in the U.S. Army, His working life was in maintenance departments of the Georgia Rug Mill and the City of Summerville. He was preceded in death by wife the late Margaret Alred Easter Warren, a son the late Jack Austin Warren, and sister the Late Bonnie Allmon. Mr. Warren was a member of Chattooga Lodge #704 F & AM and the Chattooga Shrine Club. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law-Denise and Rick Wyatt; step daughter-Paula Easter; grandson-Stacy Wyatt; great grandson-Will Wyatt; step grandson-Paul Chamlee; step great grandchildren-Addison Belle Chamlee, Avi Rose Chamlee, Jaci Elizabeth Cleveland, and Emily Alexis Craig; brothers-Robert Warren and Rick Warren; several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 26th, at 5:00 P.M. from Graveside in Summerville Cemetery with Dr. Paul Mason officiating and Masonic Rites by Chattooga Lodge #704 F & AM; Active Pallbearers members of Chattooga Shrine Club. The Family will receive friends at the funeral home Saturday from 3:30 until the hour of service. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

MR. David DAWSON, age 63, of Gore-Subligna Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2013, morning at His residence. A lifetime resident of Gore Community, He was born to the late Frank J. and Frances Elizabeth Floyd Dawson on March 22, 1950. Surviving are sisters and brothers-in-law, Frankie and Harold Gordon of Gore and Jan and Harold Ragland of Lyerly; brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Betty Dawson, Gene Dawson, and Joe and Mary Frances Dawson of Gore; several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 24th, at 1:30 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Rev. Jimmy Bryant officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Gardens. Active Pallbearers Gary Gordon, Mark Gordon, Rick Hammonds, Greg Shaw, Britt Ragland, Shane Ragland, C.J. Cady, and Todd Taylor; Honorary Pallbearers Ken Anderson, Robert Taylor, Danny McGraw, Ross Lowry, and Andy Allen. The Family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. The Family respectfully request no food; in lieu of flowers Family suggest contributions to Down Syndrome of Atlanta, 2204 Lavista Rd., Atlanta, GA.-30329. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Friday, October 18, 2013

MRS. MARGARET H. “PEGGY” SMITH, age 68, of McGraw Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday, October 18, 2013, morning in a Rome hospital, following a brief illness. Born in Oswego, N.Y. on February 18, 1945 to the late Vernon C. and Rachel Botty Hultz. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church PCA and retired manager of Maplewood Apartments. She was preceded in death by grandparents-Frank and Mary Donnabella Botty. Surviving are Her husband, to whom she was married for 49 years-Tony J. Smith; sons-Benjamin (Christy) Smith of Summerville and Joe (Wendy) Smith of Birmingham, AL.; granddaughters-Leigha Cannon, Megan Vannatter, Kassie Smith, and Alex Palmour; grandson-Matthew Ashmore; great grandchildren-Braden Henderson, Noah Vannatter, Elijah Burdick, and Shawna Keen; sisters-Connie Kileman of Kissamee, FL., Rebecca Gregory of Birmingham, AL., and Rachael Hultz of Elgin, IL.; brothers-Jeff Hultz and Paul Hultz both of Elgin, IL.; several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 20th, at 3:00 P.M. from the First Presbyterian Church, PCA with Rev. Greg King officiating, interment in Sumemrville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers-Gordon Little Gray Jorges, John Agnew, Earl Parris, Jr., Jody Stoner, Bob Ericle; Honorary Pallbearers-Circle II and III of First Presbyterian Church, PCA, Dora Ann Lanier, Bernice Little, Katherine McClure, Ann Ergle, Marie Ayers, Vera Williams, Suzann Lanier, and Angelia Little. The Family will receive friends Saturday from 4 until 6 P.M. at the Funeral Home; Mrs. Smith will also be in state at the Church, Sunday from 2 until the hour of service. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

MR. BOBBY W. SHOOK, age 79, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2013, afternoon in a Rome hospital. He was born in Statesville, N.C. on October 30, 1933, a son of the late Bill and Agnes Powell Shook. Mr. Shook was a member of Summerville First United Methodist Church, a Veteran of U. S. Army during Viet Nam, and was a Chemist retired from Goodyear Corporation. He was preceded in death by a grandson, the late Mark Price. Surviving are wife-Martha Busbin Shook; daughters-Susan Wilson, Sara Billings, and Angela Barton; sons-Scott Shook, Sandy Shook, and Tony Shook; a Sister-Peggy Bright, Ten Grandchildren, Five Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews also survive. Memorial service will be held Thursday at 7:30 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Penson officiating, Honorary Pallbearers will be Men of the Summerville First United Methodist Church. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Thursday from 6 P.M. until the hour of service. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

MRS. KATHLEEN CAVIN, age 82, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday evening in the local nursing home. A native of Alabama, She was born to the late Houston Henry and Tressie Truss Smith on May 16, 1931. She was a member of Summerville First Baptist Church and the Dorcas Sunday School Class of the Church. Mrs. Cavin was retired from retail sales and was preceded in death by husband, the late William Alvin Cavin. Survivors include daughter-Anne (Henry) Moxley of Griffin; son-Phil (Beth) Cavin of Summerville; brother-in-law-Joe Smith; grandchildren-Allison Walters, Elizabeth Walters Wheeler, Paul Cavin, and Rachel Cavin Witt; four Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services will be Held Saturday, October 12th, at 2:00 P.M. from the Summerville First Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry Mahan officiating, interment in Alpine Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Mike Turner, Greg Thomas, Bob Rhinehart, Joe Smith, Andy Cash, and Jackie Cash; Honorary Pallbearers members of the Dorcas Sunday School Class of Summerville First Baptist Church. Visitation will be Saturday from 12 noon until the hour of service at the church. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Monday, October 7, 2013

MR. OTIS LEE "COON" HOWARD, age 89, of Neap Gap Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away September 20, 2013, at his residence. A native of Fabius, Alabama, He was born to the late Joe Henry and Amanda Hart Howard on January 17, 1924. Mr. Howard was a Veteran of the U.S. Army during WW II, served in the European Theatre and landed or Omaha Beach in the invasion of France. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal AR600-68, American Service Medal, WW II Victory Medal, and European African Middle Eastern Service Medal with two Bronze Stars. He was a member of Sanford Lodge No. 62, F & AM of Florida; was preceded in death by first wife the late Willie Mae Abbott and brother the late Joseph Howard. The Family acknowledges the wonderful care and kindness Heyman Hospicecare. Surviving are wife-Linda Sue Howard; children-Ronny Lee and Karen Howard, Don “Tommy” Thomas and Cathy Howard; step daughter-Susan Moody; step son-Richard James Weir; grandchildren-Aaron Thomas Howard, Austin Thomas Howard, Ashlyn Moody; great granddaughter-MacKenna Grace Howard; nephews-Joey Wayne Howard and Michael Howard. Memorial service will be held Saturday, October 12, 2013, at the Family residence, on Neal Gap Road-Summerville, at 11:00 A.M. with Chaplain Allen Fuller officiating; rendering Military rites will be Shanklin-Attaway Post #5 American Legion of Rome; Masonic rites by Alpine Lodge #211 F & AM. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

MRS. HELEN MARGARET ROAN, age 81, of Turner Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday, October 3, 2013, at her residence. Born in Cullman, Alabama on June 6, 1932 to the late Tollie T. and Lois Annebelle Duckett Kilgore. She was a homemaker, member of the First Born Church of God, and was preceded in death by husband, the late Grady Robert Roan. Surviving are daughters and spouses-Louise and Roger Jenkins of Ft. Payne, AL., Geneva Edwards, Eva McGraw, Carolyn and Tony Prater all of Summerville; sons and spouses-Ronnie and Gladys Roan, Doyle and Gail Roan, Loyle and Ruthie Roan, Dandell and Judy Roan, Alton Roan, Eddie Lee Roan all of Summerville, and Donnie and Tammie Roan of LaFayette; brothers-Billy Wayne Kilgore of Cullman, AL. and Junior Alton Kilgore of Summerville; 13 Grandchildren, 19 Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Granddaughter; several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 6th, at 1:30 P.M. from the First Born Church of God with Revs. Ray Caldwell, Bobby Brown, and Kenny Ash officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Pallbearers, Shawn Smith, Mkey McGraw, Mike McGraw, Brian Cronnon, Keith Smith, Rickey Johnson, Darrell Wayne Kilgore. The Family will receive friends Saturday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Mr. Aubrey L. Hardeman, age 96, of Cloudland, GA, passed away Tuesday morning, Oct. 1, 2013, in the local Nursing Home. A son of the late Luther and Laura Head Hardeman, he was born June 12, 1917 in Gadsden, Alabama and was a member and Elder of the Menlo Presbyterian Church. Mr. Hardeman was retired from Wolverine Worldwide and a Veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army Signal Core. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Bonnie Cavin Hardeman, on November 30, 2000. Surviving are Granddaughters: Vickie Balliet and Laura Cleckner both of Chesapeake, VA; Grandsons: Markham Tate of Cary, N.C., Aubrey Purcell of Greensboro, GA. and Gordon Yarbrough, Jr. of Cloudland, Step-daughter June Yarbrough of Summerville. Eight Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 5th, at 12:00 noon from the Menlo Presbyterian Church with Rev. Billy Dempsey and Rev. Greg Ludy officiating, interment in Alpine Cemetery. Active Pallbearers-Ken Purcell, Aubrey Purcell, Mark Tate, Keith Smith, Ashley Farrow, and Ryan Hamilton; Honorary Pallbearers- Members of Menlo Presbyterian Church, Dr. Bruce Lee and the Staff of Oak View Nursing and Rehabilitation and The Suites @ Oak View, Care Givers: Anna Bradley, Jean Culberson, Gail Frady, Jan Morris, Kim Powell, Jerry and Martha Strickland, and Ann Scoggins, special caring angel at Oak View. Visitation will be at the Church Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of service. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is charge of arrangements.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

MISS PAESLEI HOPE WHITMIRE, age one month, passed away Wednesday, September 25, 2013, afternoon in a Decatur, Georgia hospital. She was born in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia on August 21, 2013, infant daughter of Sasha Carr and Jeff Whitmire of Summerville; other survivors include paternal grandparents-Tina and Randall Evett of Chattanooga; maternal grandmother-Veronica Pickard of Hartwell; maternal great grandparents-Delmar and Renee Carr of Boaz, AL.; great grandparents-Teresa Barnes of Summerville and Tevis Carr of Dawson, AL.; sister-Kaelei Whitmire; brother-Jaidyn Whitmire both of Summerville; several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins also survive. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 A.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Ministers Tevis Carr, Barry Williams, and Ricky Sumner officiating, interment in Pennville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers-Taylor Pickard and Jonathan Evett. The Family will receive friends Sunday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
MRS. ELLA ELIZABETH KING ABNEY, age 92, of Rome, Georgia formerly of Summerville, passed away Thursday morning in Rome. A native of Menlo, Georgia, She was born to the late James Edgar and Minnie McWhorter King on October 15, 1920. Mrs. Abney was a member of Summerville First Baptist Church, retired social worker for the Chattooga County DFCS after 36 years of service, and was preceded in death by her husband, the late James Dwight Abney and brothers-the late Robert William Kingthe late James King and the late Paul King, Sr.. Surviving are Her son and spouse, James King and Charlene Abney of Rome; grandsons-Robert Kelly Abney and Jesse Aaron Abney; step grandson & spouse-Christopher and Patricia Watson; 1 Great Granddaughter; 3 Step Great Grandchildren; 1 Step Great Great Grandchild; several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 P.M. from the Family plot in Summerville Cemetery with Rev. Scott Lambert officiating. Active Pallbearers-Marvin Howell, Scott Copeland, Malcolm Lee, John Stubbs III, Robert Abney, Jesse Abney, and Larry Schlachter. Visitation will be Saturday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

MR. JUDSON G. CROWDER, age 78, of Cummings Road-Trion, Georgia passed away Monday, September 23, 2013, evening at his residence following a brief illness. A native of Randolph County, Alabama, He was born to the late Jewel Frank and Blanche Moselle Owens Crowder on February 26, 1935. Mr. Crowder was a member of New Hope North Baptist Church and was owner/operator of C & R Trucking Company and retired from Bronze Trucking. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Air Force and was preceded in death by two brothers-Randy Crowder and Frankie Crowder. Surviving are wife-Mona Bartlett Crowder; daughters-Rhonda Crowder of Carrollton, Nikkie Gay of Lineville, AL., and Heaven Bartlett Crowder of Trion; sons-Steven Crowder of Nigeria, Michael Spicer of Hephzibah, Ga., and Timothy Bartlett of Trion; Five Grandchildren, Four Great Grandchildren, and several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 26th,at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Ricky Clark, interment in White Cemetery. Active Pallbearers, Daniel Crowder, Ricky Elrod, Luke Gay, Larry Bolton, Kenny Crowder, and Craig Crowder; Honorary Pallbearers, Buddy Cagle, Bob Medford, Ben Edgeman, Dale Buffingham, and Billy Jackson. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

MRS. SHIRLEY ANN JOHNSON, age 71, of Alexander Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 22, 2013, in a Rome, Georgia hospital. Mrs. Johnson was born in Chattooga County, Georgia to the late Charles and Jewell Rape Parks on June 5, 1942. A member of the Farrell Baptist Church, a retired waitress from Jim’s Family Restaurant, and was preceded in death by a son, the late Hubert Lynn Johnson, Jr. and great grandson, the late Brandon Shaffer. Surviving are Her husband, Hubert Johnson, Sr.; daughters-Terra Ann Madison and LaWanda Paige Shaffer; sister-Annie R. Williams of Summerville; grandchildren-Kelsey Joyce Johnson, Abigail Nichollet Madison, Allison Keera Madison, Austin Shaffer, and Jasmine Daneil Shaffer; several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 25th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Rev. David Ray officiating, interment in the Family lot of Summerville Cemetery. Active PallbearersJohn W. Williams, Lamon Ware, Jordon Willingham, Calen Willingham, Daimon Moore, Steve White; Honorary Pallbearers Nieces and Nephews. The Family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 until 8 P.M. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

MRS. FRANCES E. CARGLE, age 84, of Dry Creek Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday morning at her residence. She was born in Dry Creek Community to the late Edward Reece and Mamie Louise Elsberry Tudor on October 4, 1928. Mrs. Cargle was a member of the Fisher’s Chapel United Methodist Church, and was preceded in death by her husband , the late Houston Cargle, Jr. on February 1, 1996,granddaughter the late Kimberly Cargle, sister-the late Mildred Smith McGuire, brother-the late J.W. “Jake” Tudor, and brother-in-law-the late Fred Townsell. Surviving are, sons and spouses-Ronnie and Sarah Cargle and Jeff and Paula Cargle; granddaughter-Suzanne Bailey, great granddaughter-Lexie Bailey; sisters and brother-in-law-Winona and Billy Hughes all of Summerville and Rebecca Townsell of Fort Oglethorpe; several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 20th, at 11:00 A.M. from the Fisher’s Chapel United Methodist Church with Reverends David Autry, Jerry Wolfe, and Art Graves officiating, interment in the Church Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Eddie Gentry, Mike Rench, Tommy Cargle, Donnie Smith, Andy Hughes, Cody Hughes, Kevin Espy, and Darrin Smith; Honorary Pallbearers Josh Tudor, Charles Tudor, Melvin Plunkett, Junior Payton, Weymon Tudor and William Mitchell. Visitation will be Thursday from 6 until 9 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Mrs. Cargle will lie in state at Fishers Chapel United Methodist Church Friday from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of service. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Jacqueline Gale Pollard Strickland, 75, of Summerville, died Friday, August 30 at 6:14 a.m. A lifelong resident of Summerville and a descendant of several pioneer families who settled in Chattooga County by the mid-1840s, Mrs. Strickland was born at home on October 2, 1937, the daughter of the late Roy David and Emma Belle Ashworth Pollard. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Wayne Strickland—to whom she was married on Christmas Eve in 1958; grandson, David Lee Paul Strickland; and a brother, Rudy David Pollard. She showed great courage in the battle she waged with Alzheimer’s disease, complications of which eventually claimed her life. Mrs. Strickland was a 1955 graduate of Summerville High School and a 1957 graduate of the McKenzie Business College in Chattanooga. She was retired from North Georgia Home Health and had previously enjoyed working for many years with Juanita and Frank Prince as bookkeeper at Summerville’s Western Auto Store. She was a member and longtime treasurer of the West Summerville Baptist Church and a charter member of the Chattooga County Historical Society. She was a member of the John Story Cleghorn Chapter #1273 of the U.D.C and had previously served as registrar of the Chickamauga Chapter. She loved to learn, was an avid reader (particularly Biblical commentaries and American history) and an outstanding cook. She was a devoted mother who took particular pride in her children’s academic and extracurricular achievements. In later years, she delighted in her grandchildren and the children of her two nieces, Melissa Wade and Melanie Hubbard. Survivors include three sons and a daughter-in-law: Steven Wayne Strickland of Marietta; David Paul and Dawn Robertson Strickland of Woodstock; Jeffery Neil Strickland of Summerville; sister and brother-in-law, Maribelle P. and Sidney W. Wade of Newnan; seven grandchildren: Lucas David (Blakeley) Strickland, Brittany Nicole Smith, Anna Lee Strickland, Hayden Paul Strickland, Jeffery Taylor Strickland, Rebecca Nicole Strickland and Tiffany Leah Strickland; two sisters-in-law: Patricia S. (Larry) Walker of Columbus and Carol Forrest Strickland of Coosa; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A funeral service is planned for Monday, September 2, at 2:00 p.m. in the West Summerville Baptist Church with the Rev. Lavonne Humphrey and the Rev. William Harris officiating. Burial will follow in the family lot at Summerville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Steven, David, Jeffery, Lucas, Hayden and Taylor Strickland, as well as Andrew Hubbard, Jon Atteberry, Stanley Pierce, Joseph Bachelor and Robert L. Luallen. Honorary pallbearers will be members and former members of the Ladies’ Sunday School Class of the West Summerville Baptist Church, members of the John Story Cleghorn Chapter #1273 of the U.D.C., and the devoted staff of the Memory Care Unit of Oak View Health and Rehabilitation Center. The family will receive friends at the Earle Rainwater Funeral Home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 1.

Friday, August 23, 2013

MRS. POLLY WRIGHT, age 78, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday, August 23, 2013, in a Rome hospital. Born on October 17, 1934 in Trion, Georgia , was a daughter of the late Grady Lee and Bessie Walker Nunn. She was a devoted Mother, the wife of Rev. Billy Wright, a Charter member of Living Waters Ministries, and was associated with Wright Sanitation for many years. She was predeceased by a daughter the late Judy Wright Pilcher on November 22, 1991, grandson-the late Zachary Wright on February 24, 1986, and a sister-the late Dorothy Barnes. Surviving are Husband-Rev. Billy Wright; daughter-Gwendolyn Joy and Tim McKee of Summerville; sons-Phillip Hugh and Denise Wright of Menlo and Billy Michael Wright of Summerville and former daughter-in-law Lori Wright; ten Grandchildren and twelve Great Grandchildren; sisters-Barbara Steele of Tallapoosa and Lillian Nunn Wallin of LaFayette; several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 26th, at 4:30 P.M. from the Living Waters Ministries with Pastor Billy Wright, Steve Helms, and Dale Willingham officiating, interment in the Family plot of West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers-Billy Teems, Bobby Teems, Lakelin Pilcher, Isaac Wright, Tim McKee, and Dewayne Clark; Honorary Pallbearers-Walter Morgan, Kenneth Burrage, John Stewart, Michael Kirk, Brent Hughes, Frank Abernathy, Malcolm Wright, and Tony Wright. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, Sunday from 4 until 6 P.M.; She will also be in state at the Church , Monday from 2 P.M. til the hour of service. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Thelma Ruth Cooper Sprayberry, 93, of 55 Stockade Road (formerly of Allen Street), Summerville, Ga., passed away on Aug. 16, 2013. A native of Summerville, Mrs. Sprayberry was born on July 1, 1920, the only child of Charles Obed Cooper and Annie Lee Bridges Cooper. She was preceded in death by her husband, Julius Edward Sprayberry, in 1989, and her elder son, Charles Edward (Eddy) Sprayberry, in 2012. She is survived by her son Phillip Kent Sprayberry of Clifton, N.J.; her daughter-in-law, Melinda Graham Sprayberry of Decatur, Ala.; several cousins, nieces and nephews, great- and great-great-nieces and -nephews; and many friends. Mrs. Sprayberry was born in a house on Montgomery Street in South Summerville. She graduated from Summerville High School in 1937 and spoke fondly of playing on the girls’ basketball team. She was married to Julius Edward Sprayberry of Hall’s Valley on Sept. 7, 1941, in Walker County, and the couple built a house on Allen Street in the Bellah subdivision, where she lived for 70 years. She lived her entire life in Summerville except for two years in Boise, Idaho, where her husband was stationed during World War II. In the late 1930s and much of the 1940s, Mrs. Sprayberry was a certified beautician at Perry’s Beauty Shop, Myrtle’s Beauty Shop, Turner’s Beauty Shop and in Boise, but she chose to stay home when the couple had children. She was an active and faithful member of the Church of Christ and attended the South Commerce Street congregation since it was formed in 1941. Mrs. Sprayberry was a loving, caring lady whose most fulfilling work took place in and around the home, where she was concerned with the needs of her family and others. She was also a caregiver to numerous ladies at church and in the community. She was especially known for her baking, sewing and love of flowers. Through the years, she won many ribbons at the Chattooga County Fair in needlecrafts, baking and ceramics. Hers was a life of service: to her God, her family, her church and those in need. Even after moving into assisted living at the Suites at Oakview, she continued to send greeting cards, as she was able, to recognize birthdays and to cheer those who were ill and comfort those who had lost loved ones. A graveside service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, at Green Hills Memory Gardens with Ken Parker and Edwin Parks officiating. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Honorary pallbearers will be men from the South Commerce Street Church of Christ. Active pallbearers will be Tony Johnson, Earl Kinsey, Frank Sentell, Wilburn Shepherd, Benny Sprayberry and Neal Warren. Visitation will be Monday evening at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home from 6 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to “Preaching the Gospel with James Watkins” at www.gbntv.org or Gospel Broadcasting Network, P.O. Box 23604, Chattanooga, TN 37422.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

MRS. VERDIE LEE CALLAN MORRIS, born October 6, 1920, an honorable daughter of Robert T. and Rosie Lee Mobbs Callan and loving wife of Jessie Glenn Morris passed away Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at her home in the Pennville Community of Summerville, Georgia. Verdie was a child of God and member of Pennville First Baptist Church where she was a Sunday School teacher. She retired from Best Manufacturing Company of Menlo. Not only was she a loving wife and mother, but an accomplished seamstress, fine crafter, an artist, carver, gardener and homemaker, a beloved friend and neighbor who will be greatly missed. Verdie was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a sister, Beulah Callan Hawkins, three brothers: Roy A. Callan, Fred Callan and Robert Callan, Jr., a Great Grandson Easton Barrett Morris and son-in-law Utah Rice. She is survived by four children: J. V. Morris (Betty), Martha Ann Morris Jones (Ben), Betty Lee Morris Rice and Joyce Sue Morris Hix (Jimmy), nine Grandchildren, eleven Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Friday, August 16, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Dempsey officiating, interment in Green Hills Memory Gardens. Active Pallbearers will be Grand Sons and Great Grand Sons. Honorary Pallbearers will be Lois Bearden and Mary Jones. Visitation will at the Funeral Home Friday from 12:30 P.M. until the hour of service. The flowers are appreciated of memorial contributions be made to Gideon Bibles, Pennville First Baptist Church or Solomor Hospice. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
MR. JESSIE LEE FOUNTAIN, age 72, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday, August 12, 2013. Born in Chattooga County, on March 28, 1941, a son of the late Jesse Eugene Fountain and Joann Ledford Hunter, Mr. Fountain was retired from Mt. Vernon Mills and was Church of God Holiness by faith. He was preceded in death by three sisters: Sue Youngblood, Sybil Miller and Charlotte McGuire. Mr. Fountain is survived by his wife Geneva Siffles Fountain; Daughters and sons-in-law: Darlene and Phillip Bruce and Patricia and Troy Tapp; Son and daughter-in-law Tony Lee, Sr. and Penny Fountain, all of Summerville. Brother: Junior Hunter, Six Grandchildren, Two Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 15, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Minister Blake Ferguson officiating, entombment in Green Hills Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers will be Grandsons: Richard Tapp, Ricky Tapp, Tony Fountain, Jr., Brandon Fountain, Jason Brown and David Tapp. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home. The family requests no flowers and suggests memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

MRS. LILLIE WILLOUGHBY WOOTEN, age 96, of Orchard Hill Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, August 4, 2013, at her residence. Mrs. Wooten was born in Etowah County, Alabama on July 9, 1917 to the late Will and Mattie McDow Willoughby. Mrs. Wooten was a charter member of West Berryton Faith Temple and attended the Lyerly First Baptist Church; she was retired from the sewing department of Best Mfg. Company. She was preceded in death by her husband, of 76 years, William Rother Wooten on March 1, 2013, daughter-the late Carolyn Helton, sons, the late Truman Wooten, the late Buddy Wooten, and the late Billy Fane Wooten, and grandson-the late Todd Helton. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law-Diane and Larry Hunter of Summerville; brother-Roy Willoughby of Ohio; eight Grandchildren, eleven Great Grandchildren, three Great Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 5th, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Dr. James Baird officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery, active pallbearers Larry Hunter, Jeff Ramsey, Tony Wooten, Barry Peppers, Chris Wooten, and Greg Comer. The Family will receive friends Monday from 1:00 P.M. until the hour of service at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements,

Friday, July 26, 2013

MRS. RUBY B. SALLEY, age 99, of Nixon Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday, July 26, 2013, in the local nursing home. A native of Walker County, Georgia, She was born to the late Lee and Lemmie Hood Baker on July 11, 1914. Mrs. Salley received her BS Degree from West Georgia College and Master Degree from Berry College; during and after Mrs. Salley taught school in the Chattooga School system for many years, She was a member of Kappa Kappa Iota and the Horizon Baptist Fellowship. Mrs. Salley also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Confederacy, the Chattooga County Garden Club, was an Emeritus Judge of the National Garden Club, member of the Chattooga County Garden Club, and member of the Chattooga County Historical Society. She was preceded in death by husband, John Salley in 1992 and daughter, Mary Salley in 1998, sisters-Dorothy Beatrice Baker Cawthon in 2008 and Ellen Louise Baker in 1937. Memorial service will be held Friday, August 2nd, at 3:00 P.M. from the Horizon Baptist Fellowship with Dr. Jerry Mahan officiating. Visitation will be Friday from 2:00 P.M. until the hour of service at the Church. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Ruby Salley.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

MR. RALPH CLAYTON WILSON, age 54, of Highland Avenue, Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday (July 20, 2013) morning in a Rome hospital. Born in Walker County, Georgia on August 25, 1958, He was a son of the late Danny Clayton and Barbara Boyd Wilson. Mr. Wilson attended the Church of God and was formerly employed by Mohawk Industries, Lyerly Plant. Surviving are His devoted wife of 25 years, Sandra Wilson; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Tina and Bryan Sitton; nieces-Beth Kellett and Shanda Pena; nephews-Jacob Sitton, and Dale Kellett; special friends-Amanda and Roger Sitton and Dean Cornett; several other family members also survive. A Memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 24th, at 12 noon from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Mr. Tim Dover officiating. Honorary Pallbearers Roger Siffles, Dean Cronett, All Mohawk Security employees. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

MRS. SYBIL MERSHON, age 82, of Orchard Hill Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday (July 18, 2013) morning in the local nursing home. A native Chattooga Countian, She was born to the late John Henry and Allie Jo Robinson Dooley on October 29, 1930. Mrs. Mershon was a homemaker, member of Highland Avenue Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by two sons the late Paulie Mershon and the late Roger Mershon. Surviving are one sister-Jessie Penland of Trion; several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 19th, at 5:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Barry Brown officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, Friday from 3:30 P.M. until the hour of service. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

MR. CHARLES RAY LIVELY, age 65, of Lyerly, Georgia passed away Wednesday morning at His residence. Born in Walker County, Georgia on March 9, 1948, He was a son of the late Leonard Lee and Lucille Dial Lively. He was a member of Teloga Baptist Church and retired supervisor for Roper Corp. Surviving are His wife-Virginia Lively; children-Kerri Lively of East Ridge, TN., Eddie Lively of LaFayette, Darlene and Kevin Scoggins of Summerville, Alan Simpson of Lyerly, Bonnie Hollingsworth of Trion, and Jeff and Anita Simpson of Lyerly; grandchildren-Adam and Tina Lee, Crystal and Jeremy Elrod, Nicole Cooper, Raven and Matt Rosson, Amanda and Chris Watson, Rani Lively, Keisha and Trey Simpson; several Great Grandchildren; sisters-Leahman Ponder and Elizabeth Long both of LaFayette, Judy Lively of FL.; brother-Alan Lively of LaFayette; several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, July 19th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Bishop officiating, interment in LaFayette Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Gordon Kinsey, Matt Rosson, Chris Gill, David Patterson, Sammy Lee, and Kevin Scoggins. The Family will receive friends Friday from 1:00 P.M. until the hour of service at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, July 15, 2013

MR. CHARLES EUGENE WILLIAMS, age 46, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday, July 12, 2013, in a Rome hospital. A native of LaFayette, Georgia He was born on September 3, 1967 a son of Charles Edward Williams and Mahala Snyder Williams, who both survive. Mr. Williams was retired from law enforcement and retail sales and was a former National Guardsman. He was preceded in death by a daughter the late Latisha Faith. Surviving are His wife-Tracie Ann Prince Williams; father-Charles Edward Williams of LaFayette; mother- Mahala Snyder Williams of Lafayette; children-Heather Williams & spouse Jeremy Starr, Trace Anthony Nassar and Robert Alexander Nassar; Daughter-in-law Erin Shoptaw all of Ark; sister-Angelia Lucille Gruber; brothers-Jeff Alan Williams and Curtis Edward Williams all of LaFayette; Six Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral service will be held Wednesday, July 17th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Minister Hugh Glaze officiating. The Family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:00 noon until the hour of service at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Linda I. Bankey

MISS Linda I. Bankey, age 74, of Trion, Georgia, passed away Tuesday morning, July 2, 2013, in a local Nursing Home. Miss Bankey was born in Trion, GA March 9, 1939, a daughter of the late Henry Joseph and Anita Mae Fralick Bankey. She was Baptist by Faith and retired from the Veterans Administration. Survivors include a sister and brother-in-law: Martha Raye Bankey and Glenn De Biasio of Novato, CA; Aunt- Lavergne “Toots” Archer of Largo, FL; Cousins- Frank Archer, Janice Kay, Amy Hardeman, Paul Hardeman, Jessie Ann Hardeman, Wayne Bankey. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Minister Claude Smythmier officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Jimmy Hall, Joe Cook, Brian Hardeman, Nick Morrissey, Todd Morrissey, Will F. Marks. Visitation will be at the Funeral Home Friday from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Betty J. Pool

MRS. BETTY JEAN POOL, age 81, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday, July 1, 2013, in a Rome hospital. Mrs. Pool was born in Clay County, Alabama March 13, 1932 a daughter of the late John and Edith Britt Graben. Mrs. Pool was retired from food service in Chattooga County Schools, a member of Summerville First Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her husband the late Clentis M. Pool on February 22, 2008. Surviving are daughters- Teresa Reynolds and Renita Tucker both of Summerville; Karen Casey of Jacksonville, Al; Son-Jeff Pool of Decatur, Al. Grandchildren- Kenneth C. Tucker, Jeffery Pool, Jonathan Pool; sisters-Carolyn Smith of Lineville, AL. and Helen Norred of Ashland, AL.; brother-Jack Graben of Barfield, AL.; several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 6, 2013 at 3:00 P.M. from the Summerville First Baptist Church with Dr. Paul Mason officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Kenneth C. Tucker, Kenneth N. Tucker, Chris Casey, Jonathan Pool, John Hayes, and Verlon Thompson; Honorary Pallbearers The Dorcas Sunday School Class and the Fellowship Sunday School Class of Summerville First Baptist Church. Visitation will be 1:30 P.M. until the Funeral hour Saturday at the Church Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Helen Virginia Arden

MRS. HELEN VIRGINIA ARDEN, age 85, of Trion, Georgia passed away Friday, June 28, 2013, at Her residence. A native of Shinbone Valley, Menlo, Georgia, She was born to the late Ben and Mae Lawson Wood Baker on December 5, 1927. Mrs. Arden graduated from Trion High School in 1945, was a member of Trion First Baptist Church for more than 50 years, and was retired Claims Clerk, in the General Office, for Riegel Textile Corporation from 1970 to 1992; She was presented the Georgia Textile Citizen of the Year award in 1987, by the then Governor Joe Frank Harris. She was preceded in death by husband the late Paul Wesley Arden on December 22, 2002. Surviving are daughter-Paula Arden of Trion; nieces and nephews-Steve Baker of Summerville, Carol Haynes of Athens, TN., Bobbye Jones of High Point, N.C., and Ben Baker of Rising Fawn; cousin-Lib Young of Shinbone Valley, Menlo; several Great Nieces and Great Nephews also survive. Memorial service will be held Sunday, July 7th, at 2:00 P.M. at Her residence on Simmons Street-Trion, with additional parking at the Trion First United Methodist Church; inurnment in West Hill Cemetery. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

MR. ELBERT ALLEN KEEN, age 73, of Keen Road-Summerville, Georgia, Teloga Community, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2013, morning in a Chattanooga hospital. A lifetime native of Chattooga County, Georgia, He was born to the late Elgin Elbert and Bertie Simmons Keen on March 6, 1940. Mr. Keen was a member of Beersheba Presbyterian Church, an avid golfer, and member of the Trion Golf Club; was production supervisor for PMI Industries, in LaFayette. Surviving are His wife-Charlotte Ann Keen; daughter-Rebecca Dianne Boyd of Calhoun; son-Jeffery Allen Keen of Teloga; grandchildren-Stephen Keen, Alania Carpenter, Evie Ann Jones, Alan Keen, and Elizabeth Maddux; Six Great Grandchildren; sisters-Minnie Allmon of Trion, Jo Shamblin of Teloga, Evelyn Willingham of Summerville, Shelby Ward of Chelsea, and Mary Floyd of Lyerly; brother-David Keen, Sr. of Teloga; several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 29th, at 2:00 P.M. from the Beersheba Presbyterian Church with Pastors Ken Terrell and Ronald Ragon officiating, interment in Macedonia Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Alan Keen, Stephen Keen, David Keen, Jr., Doug Shamblin, Sr., Doug Shamblin, Jr., and Mike Ward; Honorary Pallbearers PMI Industries Employees and TGC Members. The Family will receive friends at the Earle Rainwater Funeral Home Friday from 6 until 8 P.M.; Mr. Keen will also be in state at the Church Saturday, from 1 P.M. until the service hour. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

MRS. JOHNNIE MAE WELLS, age 82, of Covington, Georgia, formerly of Trion, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, June 25, 2013, in a Covington Hospital. Born October 17, 1930 in Dekalb County, Alabama, She was a daughter of the late George Washington and Cleo Cain Williams. Mrs. Wells, along with her former husband , the late Charles Edward Wells, owned and operated the former Mt. View Grocery, later she also was a clerk for Ace Hardware and Trion Drugs. Formerly, She was a member of Central Avenue Baptist Church. Surviving are children-Joyce Wells and John Hooper of Oxford, GA., Rhonda Wells and Bill Coody of Lilburn, GA., Jeff and Cindy Wells of Trion, Cindy Wells and Doug Eaton of The Colony, TX.; grandchildren-Joshua and Becky Hooper, Nikki and Toy Freeman, Ellen and Garrett Anglin, Seth and Shayna Wells, Gina and Tommy McCollum, Troy Eaton; great grandchildren-Madeline and Alexandra Anglin, Charlie Hooper, Scottie Wells, Luca McCollum; brother-Gary Williams of Rainsville, AL.; several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral service will be held Thursday, June 27th, at 11:30 A.M. from Graveside in West Hill Cemetery, with Minister Hugh Glaze officiating. Active Pallbearers Garrett Anglin, James Fossett, Reggie Fossett, George Fossett, Joshua Hooper, Tim Perry, and Tim Thompson. The Family will receive friends Thursday from 10 until 11 A.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
MRS, FRANCES LOUISE SMITH, age 64, of Knollwood Circle-Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday(June 25, 2013) morning in a Rome hospital. Born in Chattooga County, Georgia on April 17, 1949, She was a daughter of the late John and Annie Belle Ponder Rosson. Mrs. Smith was Church of God by Faith and was preceded in death by her, husband , the late Jackie Eugene Smith and sister-the late Esther Scruggs. Surviving are daughter-Mary Jane Smith of Summerville (Pennville Community); son-Anthony Eugene Smith of Summerville; brothers-Robert Rosson of Summerville, Tommy & Peggy Rosson of Lyerly, Billy Rosson and Wayne Rosson both of Summerville; grandchildren-Annie Smith, McKayla Scruggs, and Katie Hawkins. Funeral service will be held Thursday, June 27th, at 2:30 P.M. from Graveside in Summerville Cemetery with Pastor Bill Cox officiating; Active Pallbearers-Todd Rosson, Kevin Rosson, John Scruggs, Richard Scruggs, Kelly Dodd, Stephen Dodd; Honorary Pallbearers-Staff of Redmond Regional CU and Third and Fifth Floor Nurses, and Harbin Dialysis Clinic. The Family will receive friends Thursday, June 27th from 12:30 until 2:20 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

MRS. DORIS JEAN WHITE, age 74, of South Pine Street-Trion, Georgia passed away Thursday afternoon in a Rome hospital. She was born in Chattooga County, Georgia on December 17, 1938, a daughter of the late Willie Matt (Bill) Brown and Sarah Mae Sparks Brown. Mrs. White was a member of the United By Faith Baptist Church, a Homemaker, and was preceded in death by Her husband, the late Charles Alvin White, Sr. and a brother the late Benny S, Brown. Surviving are daughters-Elizabeth Carol Hartline of Summerville and Sonza Mae White of Trion; son-Charles Alvin White, Jr. of Summerville; sisters-Sue Sizemore and Leila Ward both of Summerville; seven Grandchildren, fourteen Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 23nd, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Barry Brown and Pastor Bill Cox officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Greg Brown, Scott Brown, Guy Brown, Mitchell Brown, Matt Veatch, and Chris Clewis; Honorary Pallbearers member of United By Faith Baptist Church. Visitation will be Saturday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

MR. JAMES STEPHEN “STEVE” CHAPPELEAR, age 67, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday evening in a Rome hospital. Born on December 27, 1945, He was a son of the late Dorothy Ann Riley Chappelear and William Paul Chappelear, and a member of Summerville First Baptist Church. Surviving are daughters-Lisha Mickey of Rome and Christy Smith of Trion; son-James Stephen Chappelear, II of Rome; 11 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 15th, at 2 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday noon until the hour of service. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Friday, May 31, 2013

MRS. JEANETTE HAWKINS, age 90, of Summerville, Pennville Community, passed away Friday morning in a LaFayette health care facility. She was born on October 19, 1922, a daughter of the late Shirley and Willie Mae Marshall Jones. Mrs. Hawkins was a member of Pennville Baptist Church and was a retired Lab Tech from Riegel Textile Corp. Beside parents, She was preceded in death by a grandson-the late Jody Maddux and brother-the late G.M. “Buck” Jones. Surviving are husband-Joseph V. “Shorty” Hawkins; daughter and son-in-law Pam and Lynn Maddux of LaFayette; son and daughter-in-law Curtis and Anne Hawkins of Summerville; sister-Virginia Hayes of Dawsonville; sister-in-law- Faye Jones of Pensacola, FL.; grandchildren-Tracy Maddux, Lynn Maddux, Kari Maddux Brown (Rusty), Ian Hawkins, Anne Hawkins, and Erin Thomas (Eric). great grandchildren- Rayven Lawrence, Ryleigh Lawrence, Ransley Lawrence, and Amelia Thomas. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 3rd, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Vernon Johnson and Rev. Mike Hawkins officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Robert King, David Richardson, Jimmy Hayes, John Shankles, Robert Williams and Kenneth Blansit. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of Pennville Baptist Church. Visitation will be at the Funeral Home, Sunday from 6:00 till 8:00 P.M. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

MR. MIKE MITCHELL, age 72, of Center, Alabama, formerly of Chattooga County, Georgia passed away Thursday, May 30, 2013. Born in Walker County, Georgia on October 1, 1940, Mr. Mitchell was a son of the late Walter Jennings and Lydia Sprayberry Mitchell. He was retired from the U.S. Postal service. Surviving are daughter and spouse-Melanie and Greg Johnson of Gadsden, AL.; son and spouse-David and Robin Mitchell of Summerville; former spouse-Lola Grimes Mitchell of Trion; grandchildren-Marlene Mitchell and Skylar Mitchell; sister and spouse-Kathy and Bill Morgan of Trion; several Nieces and Nephews. Private funeral service, Sunday, June 2nd. There will be no visitation. In lieu of flowers the Family suggest contributions to the Kisumie Orphanage c/o United Community Bank. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

MRS. MARY J. BLACKMON, age 69, of Penn Street-Trion, Georgia passed away Friday, May 17, 2013, at her residence. Born in Chattooga County, Georgia on January 21, 1944, She was a daughter of the late James Randolph and Mozelle Love Moon. Mrs. Blackmon was a member of Living Waters Ministries and was retired from the preparation department of Mount Vernon Mills. Surviving are Her husband-James H. Blackmon, Jr.; daughter-Tina Rana Loggins of Trion; three sons-James H. Blackmon, III and Kenny Ray Blackmon both of Trion and Marty Lamar Blackmon of Summerville, Chelsea Community; four sisters-Margaret Timms of FL., Paulette Hayes of N.C., Charlotte Ann Taylor of Summerville, and Brenda Lewis of Cartersville; two brothers-James Moon of Menlo and Robert Taylor of Cartersville; eleven Grandchildren, thirteen Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 21st, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Wright and Rev. John Mann officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Doug Green, Darrell McGuire, Issac Moon, Billy Blackmon, Trampus Kiser, Cody Moon, Todd Taylor. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Monday evening from 7 until 9 P.M. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

MR. CALVIN McARTHUR, age 77, of Reed Street, Trion, Georgia passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2013, at his residence. Mr. McArthur was born in Berryton, Georgia on September 23, 1935, a son of the late John Henry and Margaret McArthur Rackley. He was retired from the maintenance department of Chattooga Hospital and Oak View Nursing & Rehab. Center, had served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict, and was a member of American Legion Post #129 and V.F.W. Post #6688. Mr. McArthur was preceded in death by his wife, the late Helen Wynell Nix McArthur and brothers-J.L. Rackley and Kenneth Rackley. Surviving are daughters-Melanie (Gary) Woods and Darlene (Bryan) Hunter all of Trion; grandchildren- Jason (Stacie) McArthur, Bryan (Kaytia) McWhorter, Derek (Catherine) Hunter, Haley Woods and Jimbo Woods; Great Grandchildren Olivia and Trevor McArthur, Sydnie Hoglund, Gage and Gunnar McWhorter; Special Friends Herb Skelton, Pete Denson and Mark Winters. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 11th, at 1:00 P. M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Mr. Sam Finster officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Chris Watson, Corey Watson, Bryan McWhorter, J. J. Ivey, Chris Davenport and Chris Devier. Honorary Pallbearers American Legion Post #129 and VFW Post #6688. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Calvin McArthur who passed away Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

MR. JERRY R. FRADY, age 73, of Fish Hatchery Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013. A native of Lyerly, Georgia He was born to the late Herman Walker and Emily Everet Frady on May 12, 1939. Mr. Frady was a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, a member of American Legion Post #129 and retired from G. T. E. in 1995. Surviving are wife-Jamie Hughes Frady; daughters-Tammy Smith and Chasidy Frady both of Summerville, and Lori Mobbs of Cedar Bluff, AL.; brother and spouse-Charles and Kathryn Frady of Summerville. Funeral services will be held Friday, April 26th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Brother Tommy Pledger and Brother Paul Martin officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers-Josh Brooks, Rusty Dooley, Steve Dyer, Kevin Scoggins, Jeremy Heathcock, and Jim Hill; Honorary Pallbearers Tom Dooley, Jim Woodard, Herb Skelton, Dee Windle, Donnie Baker, Jackie Pierce, Ferell Allen, Tommy Drummond, Steve Groce, Ernest P. (Joe) Smith, Dink Willingham, Jimmy Burkhalter, Tad Allen, Mark Fisher, Willy Joe McGraw, the Trion Golfer’s Association, and the “Liars Table” of Jim’s Restaurant. The Family will receive friends Friday from noon until the funeral hour at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

MR. LATHANIEL DUNAWAY, age 86, of Halls Valley Drive, Trion, Georgia passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at his residence. Native to Monroe, Georgia, He was a son of the late Clarence Lyzander and Irene Hardigree Dunaway. He was a member of the Trion First United Methodist Church, served in the U.S. Navy during WW II, and was retired rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service. Mr. Dunaway was preceded in death by his wife, Annie Ruth Haygood Dunaway on July 8, 2004, and a sister the late Glenda Bennett. Surviving are daughter-Ellen (Allen) Adair of Marietta; son-Barry (Susan) Dunaway of Calhoun; sister-Sherry Watkins of Douglasville; grandchildren-Robby and Joey Dunaway, Emily, Claire, and Anna Faith Adair. Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 27th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. David Autry and Rev. Jennifer Andone officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. The Family will receive friends Friday, April 26th, from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Lathaniel Dunaway who passed away Tuesday.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

MR. DAVID WILSON HALL, III, age 38, of Cloudland, Georgia passed away Friday, April 19, 2013. Born in Scottsdale, Arizona on October 17, 1974, He was preceded in death by mother-the late Alice Peterson Hall, Surviving is His father-David W. Hall, II of Satellite Beach, FL. Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 27th, at 12 noon from the Cloudland Presbyterian Cemetery, with Rev. Dan Steere officiating. Active Pallbearers Jong Lee, Sutton Connelly, David Tidmore, Rex Abernathy, LaDon Lively, and Hugh Lively. Visitation will be Saturday from 10 until 11 A.M. at the Funeral Home. Flowers are appreciated or contributions to the Rome Braves “Field of Dreams”. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

MR. CARL D. SANFORD, age 71, of Holland-Chattoogaville Road, Lyerly, Georgia passed away Friday (October 5, 2012). A native of Round Mountain, Alabama, He was born to the late Cicero and Rena Ward Sanford on December 17, 1940. Mr. Sanford graduated Mississippi State University on a football scholarship and began a forty year manufacturing Executive career in Summerville, Georgia with Georgia Rug Mill, later Bigelow-Sanford Rug Mill; then to Canada, then with BASF/Honeywell in Dalton. Afterward retiring to the 750 acre Family farm on Holland-Chattoogaville Road. Surviving are His wife-Tippy Sanford; sons-Colter Sanford of Chattoogaville and Tyler of Summerville; grandchildren-Carlie Sanford, Colton Sanford, Ayla Sanford, and Cason Sanford; sister-Dixie Messer of Cedar Bluff, AL; brothers-Sam Sanford of Cedar Bluff, AL and D.C. Sanford of Jamestown, Al; several Nieces and Nephews. Entombment service will be held Sunday, April 21st, at 2:30 P.M. on the Family Farm in Holland Community. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
MS. JEAN KAY, age 73, of Cherry Street-Trion, Georgia, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2013, morning in a Rome hospital. A native Chattooga Countian, She was born to the late Albert Croy and Everene Henderson on February 28, 1940. Ms. Kay was Baptist by Faith, retired from Mohawk Industries, and was preceded in death by a sister and brother. Surviving are daughter-Kim Kay (Albert) Palmour of Summerville; sons-James Bradley Kay of Trion and Kenneth Lee (Hannah) Kay of Ringgold; grandchildren-Keith (Rhiannon) Morrison, Preston Morrison, Jeremy Guinn, Cameron Kay, Darian Kay, Donavan Kay, Amanda Kay, Carmen Palmour, Alexandra Palmour, and Marianna Palmour; great grandchildren-Stella Morrison, Ashby Morrison, Jared Guinn, Jordon Guinn, and Danielle Guinn; several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins also survive. Graveside, Family Only, service will be held Saturday, April 20th, in Union Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the Family suggest contributions to the American Diabetes Assoc. of the Alzheimers Assoc. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Martin, Mr. Billy Joe Sr.

MR. BILLY JOE MARTIN, SR. age 80, of Highway #48-Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, April 6, 2013, in a Ft. Oglethorpe hospital.  A native of Round Mountain, Alabama He was born to the late Fred and Cledie Timmerman Martin on July 1, 1932.  Mr. Martin was a member of Alpine Community Church, Veteran of Korean Conflict, and retired CEO Technician with General Telephone Company in 1991 after 37 years of service.  He was preceded in death by a son the late Jack Warren.

            Surviving are His wife-Ann Abernathy Martin; daughter-Brenda Bearden of Summerville; son and spouse-Billy, Jr. and Cindy Martin of Summerville; granddaughters-Chris Ann and Eric Davenport and Amy Martin; grandsons-Todd and Jamie Bearden and Zack Bearden; great grandsons-Jarred Bearden, Raidyn Davenport, and Reece Davenport; brothers and spouses-Winston and Lavern Martin of Eatonton, Wallace and Ellen Martin of Menlo, Charlie Frank and Kaye Martin of  Lawton, Oklahoma, Greg and Debbie Martin of Cloudland; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
            Funeral service will be held Sunday, April 7th, at 4:00 P.M. from Graveside in Summerville Cemetery with Pastor Tommy Pledger officiating.  Honorary Pallbearers will be members of Alpine Community Church and are asked to assemble at the Cemetery Sunday at 3:45 P.M.  At Mr. Martin’s request, there will be no visitation.
          
            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.