Sunday, August 24, 2014

Mrs. Ruth Waits Ponder Howell

MRS. RUTH WAITS PONDER HOWELL, age 93, of Smallen Road, Lyerly, Georgia passed away Sunday, August 24, 2014, in the local rest home. Born in Polk County, Georgia on September 25, 1920, She was a daughter of the late George Stanley and Effie Coker Waits. Mrs. Howell was a member of Perennial Springs Baptist Church, and was retired from the sample department of the former Bigelow-Sanford Rug Mill. She was preceded in death by first husband, the late Fred Ponder and second husband, the late Hillary Howell; sons, Doyle Ponder and Billy Fred Ponder; sisters, Edith McGraw, Faye Ozment, Carole Baker and Lodema Waits; a brother, Kelsey Waits, all died earlier.

Surviving are- Daughter, Vivian Price of Lyerly, Son- Charles Ponder of Orange Park, Fla., Step-daughter- Gail Elrod of Summerville, Sister- Eddie Tinney of Summerville, Brother- Dudley Waits of Rockmart, GA. Eight Grandchildren, Fourteen Great Grandchildren, Four Great Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 27, at 12:30 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Lee Byrd and Rev. Alton Stamey officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery. Active pallbearers- Tony McGraw, Bill Reed, Tim Kilgore, Dee Price, Todd Ponder and Tyler Wilson. Honorary Pallbearers- The Ladies Sunday School Class of Perennial Springs Baptist Church, Randy Marshall and Martha Chisolm. Visitation will be at the Funeral Home Wednesday from 11:00 A.M. until the hour of service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mr. Weyman W. High

MR. WEYMAN W. HIGH, age 89, of Summerville, Georgia, Gore Community, passed away Thursday, August 21, 2014, morning. He was born January 9, 1925 in Chattooga County, the son of the late Flonnie Stephenson High and Enoch Ernest High. Mr. High was a 1943 graduate of Gore High School and served in the U. S. Army during WW II. Weyman married Mary Jackson in 1947, and they would have celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary in September. Mr. High was employed by General Electric in Rome for 25 years and a member of the GE Retirees’ Social Club. Weyman continued to farm and raise cattle many years after his retirement from G.E. He helped organize the Gore Area Volunteer Fire Department, where he served as a volunteer fireman. He was a member, deacon, and church clerk for Unity Baptist Church, and was currently a member of the Summerville United Methodist Church,

Survivors include his wife, Mary; one daughter and son-in-law, Elaine and William Crouch; three granddaughters and spouses, Lindsey and Lance Brown, Whitney and Nate Rupp, and Christine Crouch; two great grandsons, Zeke Brown and Andrew Rupp; a number of nieces and nephews also survive as well as a special cousin, Kelli Renslow and other cousins.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 25th, at 10:30 A.M. at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Jim Austin, Rev. J. B. Cantrell, and Rev. Horace Stewart officiating, interment will be in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 until 10:30 A.M. at the Church. The Family request no flowers and suggest contributions to the Pleasant Grove Cemetery Fund or Amedisys Hospice @ 12 B Fleton Place, Cartersville, GA.-30120.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Mr. Tom Lewis Johnston

MR. TOM LEWIS JOHNSTON, age 88, of Gore-Subligna Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday, August 15, 2015, at the residence. Born in Summerville on April 12, 1926, He was a son of the late T.P. and Zula Mae Ballenger Johnston. Mr. Johnston graduated from Subligna High School and attended West Georgia College for two years, then was drafted into the U.S. Army, during WW II. He served in Germany and Austria with the 36th Infantry Division and was an observer at the War Crimes Trials in Nuremburg, Germany; was a life member of the V.F.W. He was a cattle farmer and worked for the Georgia Department of Agriculture retiring after 28 years service.Mr. Johnston was preceded in death by a sister the late Libby Neal Rich.

Surviving are His wife, Nancy Mann Johnston; daughter, Sandi Johnston Cohen; son-Tom Neal Johnston (Lyn); step daughter, Tanya Queen (Ruben); step son, Stacy Mann (Tina); grand kids, Chuck Cohen and Samson Johnston; step grand kids, Amber Padgett, Lexie Mann, Macey Mann, Addie Queen, Mason Mann; niece, Joan Butler.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, August 17, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Jody Brock and Larry Scoggins officiating, interment in Green Hills Memory Gardens. Active pallbearers- Mike Dawson, Stacy Grey, Dennis McCary, Shawn McCary, Bill Mitchell, Randy Mills, Roland Jones and Ricky Jones. Honorary pallbearers- Stanley Cummings, John Hobbs and members of VFW Post 6688. Visitation will be at the Funeral Home Saturday evening from 5:00 till 9:00 P.M.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Mrs. Harriett Mitchell Carroll

MRS. HARRIETT MITCHELL CARROLL, age 89, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2014, afternoon in the local Nursing Home. A lifetime resident of Chattooga County, She was a daughter of the late Alfred Anderson “Shorty” and Arrie Dendy Cash. Mrs. Carroll was a member of South Commerce Church of Christ, retired from the winding department of Summerville Cotton Mill, and was preceded in death by husband, the late J. W. Mitchell, a daughter, Sandra Henderson, great granddaughter, Jamie DeLee, sister, Betty Faye McGinnis, and brother, Jack Cash, all died earlier.

Surviving are daughters and spouses-Judy and Larry Allmon and Becky and Steve Osby all of Summerville; grandchildren-Julie Keen, Amanda Rectenwald, and Bejay Osby; great grandchildren-Jennifer Burrage, Drake Keen, Ethan and Lucas Rectenwald; great great grandchildren-Kayleigh Burrage, Coal Hennon, Payton Keen, and Cassie Burrage; brother-Sewell Cash of Summerville; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 15th, at 4:00 P.M. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Minister Tommy Broome and Rev. Jimmy Bryant officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery, active pallbearers-Jacob McGinnis, Pres Cash, Jackie Cash, Andy Cash, John Blackwell, and Jabo McGinnis; honorary pallbearers-Tommy McGraw, Donnie Baker, Ruth Warren, Marie Houser, Eugene McGinnis, David Keen, Wayne McArthur, and Phil Cavin. The Family will receive friends Friday from 2 until the hour of service at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Mr. Joe J. Hammond

MR. JOE J. HAMMOND, age 94, of Powder Springs, Georgia formerly of Summerville, Georgia passed day Thursday, August 7, 2014, in Powder Springs. Mr. Hammond was born in Chattooga County on October 25, 1919, a son of the late Joseph Fletcher and Agnes Jones Hammond. He was a watch repairman for 31 years, afterward worked as a watchman for a textile plant, for 15 years, until retirement. Mr. Hammond was a member of the First Presbyterian Church PCA, in Summerville.

Surviving are nephew, Henry Sanders and wife Evelyn, niece, Elizabeth Jefferson and husband Bob; two Great Nieces and Nephews; five Great Great Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services Sunday, August 10th, from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Greg King officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. The Family will receive friends, Sunday, from 2:00 P.M. until the service hour, at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers Family suggest contributions to First Presbyterian Church PCA or the American Cancer Society.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

Mrs. Mary A. Jones

MRS. MARY A. JONES, age 94, of Summerville, Georgia, Pennville Community, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at the home of Bill and Susan Durham. She was preceded in death by parents, the late Robert “Bob” and Annie Jane Stoker McDaniel. Mrs. Jones was born on Lookout Mountain, Georgia, Chattooga County, on March 27, 1920. She was preceded in death by husband, Chester “Yankee” G. Jones, sisters-Jannie McDaniel Durham and Rosie McDaniel Smith; brothers, Enoch McDaniel, John McDaniel, and Earl McDaniel. Mrs. Jones was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and was retired from the Georgia Rug Mill.

Surviving are step children, Raymond (Annette) Jones and Angel (Danny) Wilcox; nephews and nieces, Bill (Susan) Durham of Summerville, Davis McDaniel of Summerville, Dewey (Lyllabelle) Smith of Ider, AL., Doug (Denise) McDaniel of Rossville, Tim (Karen) McDaniel of Summerville, Tony McDaniel, Ann (Leon) Canaday of Blackshear, GA, Earlene (David) Elliott of Rome, Sue (Phillip) Murphy of Gaylesville, AL., Thelma Mayes of Athens, TN.; special nephew, Donnie Lee McDaniel of Summerville; Six Step Grandchildren and Seven Step Great Grandchildren; lifelong friend and neighbor, Betty Nichols; many other nephews and nieces also survive.

Funeral services Friday, August 8th, at 11:00 A.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Malcolm Harris officiating, interment in Mount Olive Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Step Grandsons and Nephews. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Thursday, (today), from 6 until 8 P.M., at other hours the Family will be at the residence of Bill and Susan Durham.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Ms. Shirley Faye Ledger

MS. SHIRLEY FAYE LEDGER, age 66, of Menlo, Georgia passed away Friday afternoon from injuries received in an automobile accident. A native of Georgetown, Indiana, She was born on February 13, 1948, to the late Lawrence Qinn Eskridge and Helen Margaret “Crickett” Ward Eskridge. She was a seamstress, retired from Echota Fabric. Ms. Ledger attended the Spring Creek Baptist Church; and was preceded in death by siblings, Mary Frances Eskridge, Doug Eskridge, and David Eskridge.

Surviving are Her children, Donna Smith and Darrin & April Smith all of Summerville, Dry Creek Community; sisters-Julie Taylor of Florida and Brenda Wansley of Atlanta; Brothers-Earl Eskridge of Shannon, Jeff Eskridge and Greg Eskridge both of Lanesville, Ind.; granddaughters-Chrystin Stotts of Ind., Sidney Smith of Summerville, Kasen Gilliam of Summerville; Aunt-Loyce Carter ; a number of “Adopted Children”; several; Aunts, Uncles, Nieces , and Nephews.

A Memorial service will be held Sunday, August 3rd, at 5:00 PM. From ther J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Teems officiating. Honorary Pallbearers Michael Parsons, Andy Hughes, Greg Leming, Minique Reed, Eva Fowler, Eric Duvall, Ramar Joyner, Jerry Treadaway, Ron Carter, and Josh Edwards. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Sunday from 3 P.M. until the hour of service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mrs. Catherine J. Van Pelt

MRS. CATHERINE J. VAN PELT, age 88, of Summervile, Georgia passed away Tuesday evening, July 22, 2014, in the local nursing home. A Gordon County native, She was born on February 7, 1926 to the late Arch and Arrie Beck Reed. Mrs. Van Pelt was retired from the sewing department of Mars Glove, in LaFayette and was preceded in death by her husbands the late Ray Van Pelt and the late J.C. Miller; a Daughter; sisters, Sallie Reed, Annie Ruth Reed Waddell, and Jettie Benita Lankford, all died earlier.

Surviving are daughter, Commissioner, Kathy Van Pelt Brown of Summerville; Grandson-Greg Brown of Ketchikan, Alaska; other Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday, July 25th, at 4:00 P.M. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Jimmy Chastain officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Mike Van Pelt, Ricky Van Pelt, William Elrod, Jerry Wright, Brandon Gurley, Lann Cordle, Richard White and Randy Dalrimple; Honorary Pallbearers the “Angel” Nurses and CNAs of B Hall of Oak View Nursing Home. The Family will receive friends Thursday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Mr. Michael McWilliams

MR. MICHAEL McWILLIAMS, age 62, of Haywood Valley Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, July 5, 2014, at his residence following an illness. He was born August 30, 1951, a son of the late William L. (Bob) McWilliams and Ruby Lee Scoggins McWilliams who survives. Mr. McWilliams attended the University of Georgia and Georgia State; was employed as a pharmacist with his Dad at Trion Drugs in the early 1970s. Later He worked at J & J Carpet in Dalton and Billy Graham Metals in Subligna area. He was very artistic, especially enjoyed doing Civil War figures, and participated in various Civil War reenactments. Michael was preceded in death by his brothers, the late Joey McWilliams and the late Tim McWilliams.

Surviving are His mother, Ruby McWilliams; sister-in-law, Martha McWilliams; and niece & fiancee, Christa Leeann McWilliams all of Haywood Valley and Chuck Campanelli of Teloga Community.

Graveside service will be held Tuesday, July 8th, at 11:00 A.M. in McWilliams Cemetery with Chaplain Rickey Studdard officiating; Pallbearers, Chuck Campanelli, Lowry Shaw, and Danny Reece. Flowers are excepted or contributions may be made to McWilliams Cemetery c/o Ruth McWilliams, 3074 West Armuchee Road, Summerville, Georgia-30747.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Mr. Hill W. Bohannon

MR. HILL W. BOHANNON, age 92, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday, July 3, 2014, in a Rome hospital. A native Chattooga Countian, He was born to the late Samuel and Nellie Underwood Bohannon on May 23, 1922. He received a electrical engineer degree from Georgia Tech and later attending the University of Tennessee and was retired from the U. S. Weather Service. Mr. Bohannon was a combat Veteran of the United States Air Force, B17 Bomber pilot in WW II and Korea, and a prisoner of war during WW II. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Madeline Davis Bohannon and a son the late Roger Bohannon.
Survivors include, son & daughter-in-law, Barry and Denise Bohannon; grandchildren, Rachel & Blake Payne all of Calhoun and Carrie Bohannon of Athens; great grandson, Bo Payne; several Nieces and Nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 6th, at 4:00 P.M. from graveside in Summerville Cemetery, with Rev. Mark Kelly officiating, Active Pallbearers Gerald McCool, Herb Skelton, Terry Adams, Jon Payne, Leo Lanier, Randy Adnerson, Butch Eleam, and Jim Warnick; Military Honors by American Legion Shanklin-Attaway Post #5 of Rome. The Family will receive friends Saturday, July 5th, from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Bob S. Scott

MR. BOB S. SCOTT, age 76, of Dalton, Georgia, formerly of Cartersville, Summerville, and Rome, Georgia passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, evening in a Dalton hospital. A native of Bartow County, Georgia, He was born on March 31, 1938 to the late Oscar Clifford and Iris Estell Ingram Scott. Mr. Scott was Baptist by Faith, served in the U.S. Army, and was retired accountant for Dalton Utilities. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Jacquelin Marie Johnson Scott, to whom he married September 6, 1957; together they enjoyed writing choreography and teaching ballroom dancing since 1989.

Surviving are daughter-Vicki Marie Scott of Dalton; sons & daughter-in-law, Robert Van Scott and Michael & Amy Scott all of Rome; grandchildren-Johnathan Lee Scott, Christopher Michael Scott, and Rebecca Marie Scott.

Funeral services will be held Monday, July 7th, at 11:00 A.M. from the Temple Baptist Church with Pastor Bret Yaeger officiating with eulogy by His daughter-in-law Amy Scott., interment in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens, in Rome. Active Pallbearers Robert Van Scott, Michael Scott, Tracy Rainwater, Clark McCalla, Johnathan Scott, and Brad Treglown. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 A.M. until the funeral hour, at Temple Baptist Church in Dalton, Georgia.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Mr. William E. "Bill" Cordle

MR. WILLIAM E. “BILL” CORDLE, 82, of North Heights Circle, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Monday, July 1, 2014, in a Rome hospital. Born in Floyd County, Georgia on April 6, 1932, He was a son of the late Martin Levy and Eula Belle Davis Cordle. Mr. Cordle was a member of Midway Baptist Church and was retired Salesman and truck driver. He was preceded in death by a brother, the late Col. Robert L. Cordle.

Surviving are His wife, Frances Cordle; sisters and brother-in-law, Isabelle and Frank Campbell of Homer, Georgia and Emily Milstead of Rome; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 3, 2014, at 2:00 P.M. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastors’ Ron Pledger, Richey Young, Larry McCoy, Larry Elliott, and Larry Brooks officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Active Pallbearers Keith Campbell, David Campbell, Jeff Cordle, Jimmy Young, Jack Young, and Brandon Green; Honorary Pallbearers all former pastors of Midway Baptist Church. The Family will receive friends Thursday, from 12:30 P.M. until the service hour at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Mrs. Louise Tucker Kellett

MRS. LOUISE TUCKER KELLETT, age 98, of Oak View Nursing Nursing Home, Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in a Rome hospital. Born in Cherokee County, Alabama on May 24, 1916, to the late Harmon Leander and Alice Warren Tucker. She was a member of the West Summerville Baptist Church, and was retired from the spinning department of Harriett-Henderson Mills. Mrs. Kellett was preceded in death by her husband, the late L. D. Kellett, sisters, Gertrude Kellett, Lois Willingham, and Nola Watkins; brothers, Fred Tucker, Gene Tucker, Clyde Tucker.

Surviving are step daughter, Patricia Cooper; sisters-in-law, Jo Peace and Hughbelle Tucker; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 28th, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Seay and Mr. Scott Ward officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Active Pallbearers Stacey Tucker, Greg, Tucker, Larry Kellett, Scott Ward, Chase Hegwood, and Duffy Cordell; Honorary Pallbearers Katie Barnes, Geneva Hendrix, and the Ladies of West Summerville Baptist Church. The Family will receive friends Saturday from 1 until the funeral hour at the Funeral Home, and also request no food.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Mr. Clifford Wesley "Tip" McCollum

MR. CLIFFORD WESLEY “TIP” McCOLLUM, age 88, of Trion, Georgia passed away Wednesday morning, June 25, 2014, in a Rome hospital. A native of Chattooga County, Georgia, He was born to the late John Wesley and Sarah Ovelle Barron McCollum on September 30, 1925. Mr. McCollum was a member of the Trion First Baptist Church, a Veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WW II, and was retired Vice President of AmSouth Bank.

Surviving are His wife-Edith Morrow McCollum; daughter & companion, Ann McCollum and Terry Hawkins of Trion; son & daughter-in-law, John W. & June McCollum of Kennsington, GA; grandchildren, Emily & Travis Poole and Laura & Steven Butler; great grandson, Noah Butler; sister, Carolyn Dunwoody of LaFayette; special nephew, Greg Morrow; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will held Sunday, June 29th, at 4:00 P.M. from the Trion First Baptist Church with Dr. Floyd Roebuck, Dr. Warren Morehead, and Rev. Mike Woods officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers, Eric Dunwoody, Tom Morrow, Greg Morrow, Bryan Quintrell, Britt Evans, and Tim Chamlee; Honorary Pallbearers, Rick Morrow, David Ramsome, David Dunwoody, Curtis Nuckols, Jimmy Barron, Gordon McCollum, Billy McCollum, Steve Evans, Terry Evans, and the Men’s Sunday School Class of Trion First Baptist Church. The Family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 P.M. until the service hour at the Church. The Family request no flowers and suggest contributions to the Trion First Baptist Church.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Mr. Bob Packer

MR. BOB PACKER, age 63, of John Jones Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday at his residence. Born in Floyd County, Georgia on December 18, 1950, he was a son of the late William Clyde and Miriam High Packer. Mr. Packer was retired lineman for North Georgia Electric and a member of Unity Baptist Church.

Surviving are His daughter, Tracy Gary of Trion; granddaughter, Kelsey Gary of Trion; sister-Jan Hardeman of Summerville, and a niece, Kristen Hardeman Kinsey.

Graveside services will be held Friday, June 20th, at 10:00 A.M. with Dr. Joe Baskin and Rev. Horace Stewart officiating, interment in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. The Family request no flowers , suggest contributions to Three Circles Foundation, #224 Perennial Springs Road, Summerville, Georgia, 30747.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Mildred Lane Wilkerson

On Monday, June 16, 2014, MILDRED LANE WILKERSON passed from this life into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born August 21, 1918 to the late Charlie Gordon and Lucy Peyton Lane. She was a lifeline resident of Trion, Georgia where she graduated as Valedictorian from Trion High School in 1935. She was owner and operator of Wilkerson’s Grocery Store in the Mountain View Community for many years and an active member of Central Avenue Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School. She was a blessing and an inspiration to all who knew her, both family and friends.

She was the widow of the late Russell “Shorty” Wilkerson who went to the Father’s house January 28, 1998. They were married 61 years at the time of his death. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Judith Ann Wilkerson Childers, February 9, 2000, her husband, Bill Childers, June, 2011, and a granddaughter, Tammy Harrison, four sisters, Velma Lane, Edna Pritchett, Alene McConkey, and Verna Adams, one brother, Robert “Rocky” Lane.

She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Doris & Paul Purcell of Trion, Mary & Jerry Fuller of Rome; grandsons & wives, Don & Patti Purcell, Bobby Purcell, Tony & Lisa Fuller, Wayne Childers, Jerry Childers; granddaughter, Melanie Falls; two “Special” Granddaughters, Leslie Fuller and Donna Childers; 13 Great Grandchildren; 2 Great Great Grandsons; 1 Great Great Granddaughter; 1 brother & wife, Clarence & Ozene Lane of Henagar, AL.; Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 18th, at 11:00 A.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Bud Davis, Rev. Brandon Bishop, and Rev. Kevin Norton officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers, Don Purcell, Bobby Purcell, Tony Fuller, Will Purcell, Sean Casey, Gary Brown, and Mark Lane; Honorary Pallbearers, Johnny & Linda Pritchett, Carol Brown, Gene Hall, Betty & James Carter, Barbara Perkins, Sandy Wheat, Bobbie Stansell, Janet Gayler, Cheryl Durham, the Ladies of Central Ave. Baptist Church, and Heyman Hospice Workers. The Family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home, at other hours will be at their respective homes.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Mrs. Frances Thomas Hardeman

MRS. FRANCES THOMAS HARDEMAN, age 89, of Allen Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, June 15, 2014, in a Rome health care. A lifetime resident of Chattooga County, Georgia, She was born on February 2, 1925, a daughter of the late John Newton and Julia Elizabeth Johnson Thomas. Mrs. Hardeman was a member of Summerville First Baptist Church since age 9 years and was retired accounts payable clerk for the former Georgia Rug Mill. She was preceded in death by her husband the late R.C. (Rod) Hardeman, Sr., a son the late Rodney C. Hardeman, Jr.

Surviving are son and daughters-in-law-Gary R. and Arlene Hardeman and Jan Hardeman all of Summerville; three Grandchildren, four Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews.
Funeral will be held Saturday, June 21st, at 1:30 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Dr. Paul Mason, Rev. Doyle Waters, and Dr. David Hunter officiating; Interment in the family plot of Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Jim Day, Adam Hankins, Chris Jarrett, Charlie Jarrett, Bill Kinsey, Noah Hankins, and Bailey Hankins; Honorary Pallbearers the Seekers and Dorcas Sunday School Classes of Summerville First Baptist Church and the Caregivers at The Harbor at Renaissance Marquis. The Family will receive friends Saturday, June 21st, from 12:00 noon until the service hour at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Mr. Travis Earl Money

MR. TRAVIS EARL MONEY, age 72, of Menlo, Georgia passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, morning in a Rome hospital. A native Chattooga Countian, He was born to the late Earl and Sybil Chesnut Money on April 11, 1942. Mr. Money was a member of the Menlo United Methodist Church, was an Auctioneer and along with his wife, Doris, owned and operated Travis Money Antique Auction Company, located in downtown Summerville. He was preceded in death by his daughter, the late Aleshia Renee Money.

Surviving are His wife, Doris Sumner Money; son and daughter-in-law, Jason Sumner Money and Nicole Money; grandchildren, Tatum Renee Money and Austin Sumner Money; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty Ann and David Ray and Barbara and Buck Leath; brothers and sisters-in-law, Randy and Pat Money, Billy Sam Money, and Sara Money; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 at 2 P.M. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home. Pastors Larry Elliott, Jerry Rutledger, and Jody Brock officiating, interment in the West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Larry Vickers, George Stivers, Lynn Hall, Rocky Hatfield, Jackie Cash, and Stacy Boyd. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jerry Hamby, Jimmy Deflice, Billy Wallace, Gary Mobbs, Albert Palmer, Jon Dennie, Eddie Hamby, Bobby Lee Cook, Daniel Cook, Jerry Westbrook, and all attending auctioneers. The family will receive friends on Monday 6-8 P.M. at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Travis Earl Money.

Mr. James Larry Tucker

MR. JAMES LARRY TUCKER, age 66, of Raines Circle, Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday, June 6, 2014, evening in a Rome hospital. Mr. Tucker was born on December 23, 1947 in Blanche, Alabama to the late Jimmy Tucker and Ethel Christine Alred Armstrong. Together, He and wife Gail owned and operated the former Larry’s Bar B Q restaurant, in Pennville. Surviving are His wife-Gail Tucker; children-Brian & Julia Tucker, Blake Tucker, Kim Moses, and Jackie Portwood; brother and spouse-Johnny & Linda Armstrong; grandchildren-Branden Tucker, Breanna Tucker, and Gracie Tucker; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 8th, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, Pastor Tom Russell will officiate, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Chris Devier, Steve Sizemore, Jeff Devier, Jacob Devier, Kenny Hughes, and Sean Langston. The Family will receive friends Sunday, from 2 until the hour of service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Larry Tucker.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Dorothy Claire Chandler McDonald

Dorothy Claire Chandler McDonald 1934-2014 Dorothy Claire Chandler McDonald, surrounded by her family, went to be with The Lord on June 1, 2014. Dorothy was born December 26, 1934 in Dallas, Texas. After graduating from Highland Park High School in 1952 she attended SMU where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. After graduating from SMU in 1956 she attended Southern Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky where she met Roger McDonald. They were married December 21, 1957 at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas. Dorothy served The Lord faithfully as a beloved wife and helpmate, teacher, friend, mother and grandmother. Her dedication to her family was absolute. Dorothy loved The Lord, His teachings and the scriptures with her whole heart. She is preceded in death by her parents Herb and Velma Chandler and is survived by her husband Roger McDonald; her children Diane Timms and her husband Tim; Rose Mary Taylor; Cindy Stroud and her husband Greg; her grandchildren Brad Timms and his wife Jordan; Scott Timms and his wife Taylor; Martha Taylor and her fiancé Justin Wright; Claire Taylor; Leah Taylor; Tommy Taylor; Stephanie Stroud; Katie Mills and her husband Matt; Maggie Stroud; and her great grandchildren Tyson, Brooke, and Joshua Timms. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 4th from 6-8p at Restland Funeral Home on Greenville Ave. in Dallas. The funeral will be held on Thursday, June 5th at 2p at First Baptist Church Garland, followed by a graveside service at Restland. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Dorothy's memory to The Friendship House c/o FBC Garland.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Mr. Johnnie Carl Ivey

MR. JOHNNIE CARL IVEY, age 90, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday, May 26, 2014, in the local nursing home. A native of Huntsville, Alabama He was born to the late John Bryant and Lillie Cadilla Michaels Ivey on March 1, 1924. Mr. Ivey was retired from Harriett-Henderson Mills and a Veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army in Naples, South France, and Central Europe; earning the rank of Staff Sargent, and was awarded the Bronze Service Arrowhead, EAMET Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart, and Bronze Star. He was preceded in death by sisters, the late Rosie King, Viola Thomas, and Eula Mitchell. Surviving are daughters & spouses-Carolyn & Charles Spraggins, Jane & Mike Floyd, and Debbie & Arnold Kilgo; sons & spouses-Dennis & Joan Ivey and Steve & Yvonne Ivey; sister- Audry Rial; 12 Grandchildren, 26 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great Grandchildren, Nieces , and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 29th, at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Pastors Jimmy Bryant and Stanley Smith officiating, entombment in Greenhills Memory Garden, with Military Honor’s by American Legion Shanklin-Attaway Post #5, of Rome. Active Pallbearers Adam Ivey, Ryan Headrick, Matt Floyd, Mark Floyd, Mickey Floyd, and Chad Spraggins. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Thursday from noon until the hour of service. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Mr. Billy Eugene Price

MR. BILLY EUGENE PRICE, age 57, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, May 10, 2014, at his residence. Born in Georgia on November 19, 1956, a son of the late James and Alma Hawkins Price. Surviving are daughters-Amanda Price of Silver Creek and Christie Price of Summerville; grandchildren-Christopher Howard Pack, Ta Lay Lah Mikiyah Price. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 16th, at 3:30 P.M.from the First Born Church of God with Ray Caldwell and Bobby Brown officiating. Mr. Price will be in state at the residence of Rachel and Danny Kilgore Wednesday afternoon, where he will remain until the funeral hour. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Joy M. Morris

MRS. JOY M. MORRIS, age 57, of Marietta, Georgia formerly of Chattooga County, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014. She was born in Walker County, Georgia on November 13, 1956 to the late William Mack Smith and Virginia Jo Chadwick Smith who survives. She was a homemaker. Surviving are husband-Charles Morris; daughter-Katherine Coppola of Marietta; son-Andy Morris of Canton; mother-Jo Smith of Marietta; sister and brother-in-law-Pam & Ray Caudell of Acworth; grandchildren-Isabelle Morris, Lily Morris, Juliana Morris, and Rocco Coppola; two Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Friday, May 16th, at 1:30 P.M. from Graveside in Mount Olive Cemetery with Pastor Walter Brandon officiating. Active Pallbearers-Levi Caudell, Jacob Caudell, Marcey Yancey, Dana Yancey, Clint Chadwick, and Zeke Hennon. The Family will receive friends Friday from 11 A.M. until 12:30 P.M. at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Ms. Billie Faye Crain

MS. BILLIE FAYE CRAIN, age 83, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 11, 2014, in the local nursing home. A native of South Pittsburg, Tennessee, She was born to the late Horace and Clara Jones Brewer on August 25, 1930. Ms. Crain retired nursing after many years with the former Chattooga County Hospital and Oak View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was preceded in death by a son, the late Bruce Crain, and sisters, Vauda Whaley, Betty Burney, and Robbie Brewer. Surviving are daughter & son-in-law, Brenda and Edward Hammitt of Summerville; son & daughter-in-law, Douglas and Terri Crain of Gaylesville, AL.; grandchildren-Chera Allison, Holly Ivester, Tracy Wood, Rhonda Blalock, Kevin Crain, and Benay Pearsey; 15 Great Grandchildren; 1 Great Great Grandchild; several Nieces and Nephews. Visitation will be Tuesday from 12:00 noon until 2 P.M. with a Private funeral service to follow, with Pastor Gary Howell officiating; interment in Greenhills Memory Gardens. The Family request no flowers and suggest contributions to the 
Ami Cemetery Upkeep Fund. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Mrs. Minnie Keen Locklear Allmond

MRS. MINNIE KEEN LOCKLEAR ALLMOND, age 84, of Tate Road-Trion,Georgia, passed away Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at her residence, following an extended illness. Mrs. Allmond, a lifetime resident of Chattooga County, was born in the Teloga Community on May 1, 1930 to the late Elgin and Bertie Simmons Keen. She was a member of the Beersheba Presbyterian Church, a 1948 graduate of Menlo High School, and was retired from the spinning department of Riegel Textile Corporation. Mrs. Allmon was preceded in death by former husband the late Ben Locklear, brother-the late Elbert Keen, granddaughter-the late Amy Elizabeth Farrar, son-in-law-the late Tarry Dupree, and brother-in-law-the late Bill Shamblin. Surviving are Her husbabd-Sam Allmond; daughters & spouse, Gail and Greg Cook, Edith Dendy, and Barbara Dupree; step children & spouse-DeWayne & Ruby Allmond, Dewey Allmond, and Tracy Michelle Allmond; sisters & brothers-in-law-Jo Shamblin, Evelyn Willigham & Gene Day, Shelby & Paul Ward, Mary & Harold Floyd; brother & sisters-in-law-David & Marlene Keen and Charlotte Keen; eight Grandchildren; six Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 10th, at 3:00 P.M. from the Beersheba Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ronald Ragon, Rev. Jack Westlund, Rev. Ken Johnson, and Chaplain Ricky Studdard officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers-Clint Strange, Chris Mosley, Adam Dupree, DeWayne Allmond, Tim Dendy, and Gene Wesson; Honorary Pallbearers-Billy Locklear, Kelsey Dendy, Tifanny Cook, Erik Dupree, Maybelle Broyles, Chase Dendy, Kirk Farrar,Ruby Allmond, Women of Beersheba Presbyterian Church, and Nurses of Life Choice Hospice. The Family will receive friends Friday from 6 until 8 P.M. at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Mr. Tollie Fay Hurley

MR. TOLLIE FAY HURLEY, prominent Summerville, Georgia businessman and chairman of Southeast First National Bank passed away Saturday, April 26, 2014. Mr. Hurley was born February 21, 1934 in Summerville, Georgia to the late Tollie Ross Hurley and Anna Elsberry Hurley. He was a 1953 graduate of Summerville High School where he served as captain of the Summerville High football team that broke a 13 year losing streak to Trion High. Mr. Hurley was in the grocery business of 44 years, owning stores, with his father and brother, in Summerville, Trion, and Fort Payne, Al. He served as Chairman and CEO of Hurley Food, Inc., served on the board of directors of Dixie Savings Stores, Inc. of Chattanooga, TN., a founding board member, in 1967, of First National Bank; also served as chairman of the board of the bank and chairman of the board of Summerville/Trion Bancshares, Inc. Mr. Hurley was a past member of Summerville/Trion Rotary Club and the City of Summerville Industrial Development Board. He also served on the board of Bank of Adairsvile, Inc., the People’s Bank of Crawfordville, GA., Adairsville Bancshares, Inc. and was one of three investors who purchased Bank of Lowes in Lowes, KY. and moved it to Rome, GA. under the name of Heritage First Bank. Surviving are His wife, of 61 years, Linda Sue Woods Hurley; daughter and son-in-law- Suzanne Hurley Bowman and Timothy E. Bowman; sons and daughter-in-law, Edward F. Hurley, William B. Hurley and Jamie Keeling Hurley; brother and sister-in-law-Benjamin Gene Hurley and Marceline Mobbs Hurley; and ten grandchildren-Alexandria Dawes Hurley, Katherine Cutler Hurley, Madeline Grace Hurley, William Evan Bowman, Haley Bowman Barbaro, Jennifer Bowman Rogers, Kelsey Bowman Wiggins, Jacob E. Bowman, Kendall Keeling, and Kaitlyn Keeling. Visitation will be Thursday, May 1st, at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, in Summerville, GA., at 2 PM with the funeral service to follow at 4 PM with Dr. Jerry Mahan and Rev. Thurston Garrett officiating; active pallbearers-Edward F. Hurley, William B. Hurley, Timothy E. Bowman, William Evan Bowman, William M. Tutton, Joseph William Cornish, and William Nickolas Tutton; honorary pallbearers-Jimmy Barron, Jimmy Woodard, Rex Jackson, Bob Mahan, Jeremy Mahan, and Leo Lanier. Interment will follow, for the Family, at the Summerville Cemetery. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mr. Floyd Earle Davis, Jr.

MR. FLOYD EARL DAVIS, JR., age 60, of Commerce Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday, April 21, 2014, in a Rome hospital following an extended illness. Born in Illinois on January 21, 1954 was a son of the late Floyd Earl Davis, Sr. Mr. Davis was retired from the dye house of Mt. Vernon. Surviving are sons-Earl Davis, III of Rome, Matthew Davis of Kennesaw, and Patrick Davis of Trion; sisters-Rosetta Janes of Tennessee and Pat Skiorshi of Illinois; brother-Samuel Davis of Illinois; special friend-Melissa Cook; several Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews also survive. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Mr. James E. Cox

MR. JAMES E. COX, age 80, of Cartersville, Georgia passed away Sunday, April 20, 2014, in the local Nursing Home following an illness. Born in Polk County, Georgia on October 22, 1933, He was a son of the late Fonnie and I. V. Carnes Cox. Mr. Cox was Methodist by Faith, a Veteran of Korea serving in the U.S. Army, and was retired office manager for Inland Container in Rome. Surviving are sisters-Ella Cox of Summerville, Helen Walker of Atlanta, and Mallene Houston of Kennesaw; several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Memorial service will be held Saturday, April 26th, at 1 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, interment in Lime Branch Cemetery. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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.