Friday, May 22, 2015

Mr. J. Harold Jackson, Sr.

MR. J. HAROLD JACKSON, SR., age 91, of Woodhaven Drive, Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday, May 22, 2015, morning at his residence.  Native to Carrollton, Georgia He was born to the late A. E. and Lois Bagwell Jackson on December 1, 1923.  Mr. Jackson, a loving husband, father, and grandfather, was retired auto dealer, along with his father and late brother, Alton, owned and operated the former Jackson Chevrolet-Oldsmobile Dealership, in Summerville.  He was a veteran of WW II, having served in the U. S. Navy, and was a member and deacon of the Summerville First Baptist Church, and a member of the Baraca Sunday School Class.

            Surviving are His wife, Martha Sue Robbins Jackson; sons, Jamey Jackson of Atlanta, John Jackson of Marietta, and Joseph Jackson of Summerville/LaFayette; grandchildren, Katie & Ben Hill, Sarah Jackson, Dylan Jackson, Ethan Jackson, and Brooklyn Jackson; great grandson, Jackson Hill.

            Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 24th, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Dr. David Hunter officiating, eulogy by Mr. John Jackson.  Active Pallbearers Jamey Jackson, John Jackson, Joseph Jackson, Dylan Jackson, Ethan Jackson, Gary Jackson, Steve Jackson, and Jim Delk.  Visitation will be Sunday from 2 P.M. until the service hour at the Funeral Home.  The Family request no flowers and suggest contributions to Heyman Hospice of Rome, Georgia.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. J. Harold Jackson, Sr.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Mrs. Edna "Granny" Swanson

Mrs. Edna “Granny” Swanson, age 82 of Summerville, GA, passed away Wednesday morning, May 20, 2015 in a Rome Nursing Home. Mrs. Swanson was born on April 19, 1933, a daughter of the late Andrew Andy and Etta Mae Westbrooks Campbell. Mrs. Swanson was a member of Mt. View Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, the late Rev. C. L. Swanson on Aug. 19, 1997; a son the late Clarence Eugene Swanson; Sister- Annie Ruth Davis; Brothers- Clifford Campbell, Gerald Campbell and Ray Campbell. Mrs. Swanson was retired from The Defenders of Mount Vernon Mills.

Surviving are daughter: Lisa Gilliland (Joe) of Rome; Grandchildren: Amber Peace and Emily Peace; Great Grandchildren: Cameron Dowdy and Aubrey Dowdy.   Several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 1:30 P. M. from graveside in Greenhills Memory Gardens with Rev. Ricky Biddle officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 A. M. until 1:00 P. M. at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home. 
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Mr. Carliss Leroy Buice

Mr. Carliss Leroy Buice passed away on Sunday morning, May 17. He was 76 years old.

He is preceded in death by his parents Carliss and Lenora Buice and is survived by his wife of 53 years, Jo, and their three children: Mrs. Sonya Stallings (Bruce), Jake, Kit, Ben and Mary, Birmingham, AL.; Dr. Shawn Buice (Gloria), Shawn Jr., Nicole, Francina and Laura, Malone, FL.; and, Mr. Scottie Buice (Paula), Tyler, Lance, and Nathan Schuster, Summerville, GA. He is also survived by his brother Mr. Gary Buice (Janice) and Austin, Taylors, SC.; Eleven Grandchildren.

Mr. Buice was born in Calhoun, GA, and grew up in Trion, GA where he was active in several sports. After High School, he served our country in the Navy. He was employed by Max Jones Insurance Agency in Summerville, GA, where he eventually became an owner in Jones and Buice Insurance Agency. Leroy was very active in youth recreational sports. He also enjoyed playing golf and was a member of the Trion and LaFayette Golf Clubs. His favorite thing was spending time with his family. He was an active Deacon at Summerville First Baptist, where he also served as the Deacon Chairman, Church Treasurer and assistant teacher of the Seekers Sunday School class.

            Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 21st, at 4:00 P.M. from the Summerville First Baptist Church with Dr. Shawn Buice, Rev. Bruce Stallings, and Rev. Doyle Waters officiating, entombment in Greenhills Memory Garden.  Active Pallbearers Tyler Buice, Jake Stallings, Shawn Buice, Jr., Lance Buice, Ben Stallings, and Nathan Schuster; Honorary Pallbearers, all Active and Inactive Deacons of Summerville First Baptist Church.  Visitation will be Thursday from 2 P.M. until the hour of service at the Church.  The Family request no flowers and suggest contributions to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or Lottie Moon Missions.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ms. Shirley Y. Hutchins

            MS. SHIRLEY YVONNE WOFFORD HUTCHINS, age 80, of Summerville, Georgia, was welcomed to heaven Tuesday, May 12, 2015, following a lengthy illness, surrounded by family and friends at her bedside.  She was born March 2, 1935 in LaFayette, Georgia.  She was a daughter of the late Ernest I.V. Wofford and Ruby Nations Wofford.  Ms. Hutchins was a member of the Summerville Pentecostal Worship Center and was retired from machine operator for Mohawk Industries.  She excelled in creative and artistic design: floral arrangements, ceramics, and the culinary arts. She was gifted with a beautiful voice as she continued to sing until moments before her passing.

            Survivors include daughter & son-in-law, Judy and Ricky Woods; son & daughter-in-law, Pastor Andy and Dorothy Hutchins both of Summerville; sister, Ernestine Scoggins of Rossville; brother, Robert Wofford of Summerville; Four  grandchildren, Todd Woods, Kevin Woods, Bryn Hutchins, and Ty Hutchins all of Summerville; 1 step grandson, Steve Woods of LaFayette; Fourteen great grandchildren, Jarad Woods, Brianna Woods Chastain, Christian Woods, Rachel Woods, Billy Woods, Sarah Woods, Kaeli Patterson, Branson Woods, Eli Hutchins,  Ben Woods, Gavin Collier, Sophia Hutchins, Ian Conley Hutchins, Ella Hutchins; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 16th, at 12:00 noon, from the Summerville Pentecostal Worship Center with grandsons Brother Bryn Hutchins and Kevin Woods officiating along with Brother Dollas Messer. Interment will be in West Hill Cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be grandsons; Honorary pallbearers Mrs. Tennie White, the Staff of Oak View Nursing & Rehab Center, Ladies Sunday School Class of Summerville Pentecostal Worship Center, Emory Gilmer, Martha Bea Gaines, Gary Howell, Robert Brown, Billy Dempsey, Bud Sumner, Mamie Lou Floyd, Montie Jo Bentley, Reeda Walker and are asked to assemble at the Church @ 11:45 A.M. Saturday.  The Family will receive friends at the Summerville Pentecostal Worship Center Friday after 6:00 P.M. where she will be in state until the hour of service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Ms. Shirley W. Hutchins who passed away Tuesday.