Thursday, March 23, 2017

Mrs. Lucy C. Brown

MRS. LUCY LEE BROWN, age 89, of Sloppy Floyd Lake Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday, March 23, 2017, afternoon in a Rome hospital.  Mrs. Brown was born in Greenville, South Carolina on January 8, 1928 to the late Robert Ramsey and Fannie Ethel Dyer Craig.  She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, retired from sewing department of Harding Mfg. Company, and was preceded in death by her husband, the late Olin Brown, Jr., daughter, the late Geraldine Whitlock, siblings, the late Watson Crain, Frances Smith, Louise Howell, Nellie Hilton, Jessie Craig, Dillard Craig, Mozelle Craig, and William Craig.

            Surviving are daughters, Bernice Lee Campbell, Dianne Wooten, Patricia Ann Brown, and Donna Tidmore; son, Gary Wayne Brown; twelve Grandchildren; several Great Grandchildren, Great Great Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews also survive.

            Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 26th, at 2:00 P.M. from the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Gary Howell and Rev. Gary Wells officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers David Wilson, Casey Brown, Scott Whitlock, Kip Wooten, William Whitlock, and Keith Whitlock.  The Family will receive friends Saturday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.  At other hours the Family will be at Mrs. Brown’s residence.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Lucy Lee Brown, who passed away Thursday afternoon.


Monday, March 13, 2017

Mr. James W. Hunt

MR. JAMES W. HUNT, age 88, of Lyerly Dam Road, Lyerly, Georgia passed away Monday, March 13, 2017, morning at his residence.  He was born in Tishomingo, Miss. on January 18, 1929 to the late Willie Leonard and Mamie Jewell Butler Hunt.   Mr. Hunt was a member of the Lyerly First Baptist Church and for many years operated his own small engine mechanic shop at the residence.

            Surviving are His wife of 67 years, Irene Howard Hunt; children, Winston (Sue) Hunt, Peggy Hunt Anderson, & Danny Hunt; grandchildren, Wesley (Deborah) Hunt, Lisa Hunt, Laurel (Dan) Foust, James (Samantha) Anderson, Eddie Burch, Tony Hunt, Melanie Hunt; great grandchildren, Damien, Vaughn, Avery, Ashlyn, Abbie, Jackson, Dylon, Mason, Canan. Lydia, Preston, Josie, Chloe, Parker, Gage, & Kinsley; sisters, Reba Clark, Joyce Johnson, Judy Klimp, & Paulette (Toby) Worley;  several Nieces & Nephews.  

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 15th, at 11:00 A.M. from the Lyerly First Baptist Church with Rev. Barry Peppers, Rev. Ralph Sumner, and Rev. James Baird officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers Tony Hunt, James Anderson, Dan Foust, Wesley Hunt, Bruce Bynum, Eric Reynolds, David Howard, & Lewis Railey; Honorary Pallbearers Eddie Burch Jack Carr, Cecil & June Reynolds, John Hayes, Alice & Tim Railey, Bob Reynolds,  & Barry Wooten.  The Family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.


            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. James W. Hunt who passed away Monday.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Mrs. Carolyn Prater

MRS. CAROLYN S. PRATER, age 52, of West Washington Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, March 4, 2017, evening in a Rome hospital.  She was born in Summerville, Georgia on January 14, 1965 to the late Grady Robert and Helen Margaret Kilgore Roan.  Mrs. Prater was preceded in death by a brother the late Ronnie Roan.

            Surviving are Her husband, Tony Prater; sisters & spouse, Louise & Roger Jenkins, Ft. Payne, Al., Geneva Edwards, and Eva McGraw both of Summerville; brothers & spouses, Donnie & Tammy Roan, Doyle & Gail Roan, Loyle & Ruthie Roan, Zandell & Judy Roan, Alton Roan, and Eddie Lee Roan all of Summerville; several Nieces and Nephews.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 8th, at 1:30 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Rev. Ray Caldwell and Rev. Matthew Evans officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers will be Pete Williamson, David Wyrick, Shawn Smith, Eddie Smith, Randal Reynolds, and Mike McGraw.  The Family will receive friends Tuesday, from 6 until 8 P.M., at the Funeral Home.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Carolyn Prater, who passed away Saturday.


Monday, February 27, 2017

Mrs. Beatrice Gardner

MRS. BEATRICE GARDNER, age 92, of Foster Street, Lyerly, Georgia passed away Monday, February 27, 2017, in a Rome health care.  A native of Chattooga County, Georgia, She was born to the late William Oscar and Grace Beatrice Garner Reece, on May 31, 1924.   Mrs. Gardner was a member of Lyerly United Methodist Church, and served as Membership Secretary and Historian of the church; she was also a member of the W. M. U. of Lyerly United Methodist Church.  She was preceded in death by husband, the late Benjamin F. (Ben) Gardner, and three Great Grandchildren.

            Surviving are daughters and spouse, Mary Elizabeth Clements of Silver Creek and Patricia & Artie Pledger of Lyerly; son and spouse, Butch & Nancy Gardner of Summerville; brother, Frank A. Reece of Lyerly; special friend, Rose Jackson; nine Grandchildren, twenty four Great Grandchildren, and four Great Great Grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 1st, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Brett Clements and Rev. Marshall Bryan officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers Rev. Shane Clements, Rev. Ben Clements, Tyler W. Pledger, Corey Wells, Nick Robinson, and Guthrie Frazier; Honorary Pallbearers, members of the Lyerly United Methodist Church W. M. U.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 1 P.M. until the hour of service at the Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers the Family suggest contributions to the Lyerly United Methodist Church W. M. U.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



Friday, February 10, 2017

Mrs. Betty W. Dawson

MRS. BETTY W. DAWSON, age 85,of Gore-Subligna Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday evening at her residence.  She was born in Rome, Georgia on June 4, 1931 to the late John and Vivian Housch Choate .  She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, the late George Floyd Dawson on January 31, 2014, a brother, the late Riley Choate, and special brother-in-law, the late David Dawson.

            Surviving are daughter, Kay (Lawrence) Broome; granddaughter, Lauren Cady; grandson, John (Becky) Broome all of Summerville; great grandchildren, Clair Cady and Madilynn Broome; sister, Glenda Bullard; brother, John Henry Choate; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

            Funeral service will be held Monday, February 13th, at 2:00 P.M. from Graveside in Greenhills Memory Garden with Rev. Jimmy Bryant officiating.  Active Pallbearers, Gary Gordon, Mark Gordon, Bob Burdick, David Choate, Terry Howell, and Joe Reed.  The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, Monday from noon until the hour of service.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Betty W. Dawson.