Thursday, December 1, 2016

Mr. John B. (Johnny) Echols, Jr.

Mr. John B. (JOHNNY) ECHOLS, Jr., age 77, of Hilltop Drive, Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday, December 1, 2016, at his residence.  He was born in Summerville, Georgia on August 11, 1939, to the late John Berry Echols, Sr. and Elsie Hawkins Echols Johnson.  Mr. Echols was owner/operator of Echols Appliance in Summerville, was a fireman with the City of Summerville and had served as Fire Chief for many years.  He was a member of the Summerville First United Methodist Church and a veteran of the U. S. Air Force.  Mr. Echols was preceded in death by his wife the late Pamela A. Tawzer Echols.

            Surviving are daughter & spouse, Terri & Tim Young; sons & spouse, Greg & Karen Echols and Jim Echols; sister & spouse, Honey & Dale Housch; grandchildren, Matthew, Jessica, and Rachael Echols; Emily, Hannah, and Ethan Young; Aile and A. J.  Echols; Four Great Grandchildren; Nieces and Nephews also survive.

            Funeral service will be held Saturday, December 3rd, at 2:00 P.M. from Graveside in Summerville Cemetery, with Dr. Ed Judy officiating.  Active Pallbearers Ethan Young, Matt Echols, Nathan Flood, Ben Housch, Eric Housch, and Casey Mann.  The Family will receive friends Saturday after 1:00 P.M. at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers the Family request contributions to the City of Summerville Fire Department.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Monday, November 28, 2016

Mrs. Dolores Anna Geise Marshall

MRS. DOLORES ANNA GEISE MARSHALL, age 86, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016, at an area nursing home.  Mrs. Marshall was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 4, 1930, a daughter of the late Emil Carl Geise and Lonie Bohannon Geise.  She was retired from Roper Corporation and a member of Horizon Baptist Fellowship.  Mrs. Marshall was preceded in death by her husband, William E. Marshall and step son, William Vance Marshall.

            Surviving are sisters, Caroline Ellenburg of Summerville and  Frances DeBerry of Rome; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

            Funeral and interment service will be held Wednesday, November 30th, at 2 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Rev. John Harris officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers, Eddy Ellenburg, Matt Ellenburg, Jerry Floyd, Steve McChargue, James Lowery, and Mark Floyd.  The Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Mrs. Hazel Ruth Millican

MRS. HAZEL RUTH MILLICAN, age 73, of Menlo, Georgia, passed away Sunday, November 20, 2016, in a Rome hospital.  A native of Chattooga County, Georgia, She was born to the late Charles M. (Prucell) Wesson, Sr. and Jacqueline Kellett Wesson Stephens on November 19, 1943.  Mrs. Millican was a devout Christian, and loved to meet with her Christian friends.  She was retired office manager for Dr. Jeff Appelbaum; was preceded in death by Parents, Her husband, the late Charles Loyd Millican, nephews, the late Shawn Wesson, Robin Meadows, and Randy Meadows, and aunt, the late Chris Dersa.

            Surviving are daughter, Diane Millican (Mike) Woodall; grandchildren, Jamye Dawson, Josh Dawson, and Jason Dawson; Six Great Grandchildren; sisters, Lynda Meadows and Rosemary Johnson; brother, Charles Martin Wesson, Jr.; aunt, Frances Ledford; uncle, Paul Kellett; nieces, Renee Ware, Rhonda Lively, and Kim Kellett; nephews, Coleman Ledford, Davin Meadows, Ricky Johnson, Kyle Wesson, and Landon Wesson; twelve Great Nieces and Great Nephews, and numerous Friends.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, November 23rd, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Rev. Billy Wright and Rev. Larry Scoggins officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers Tony Smith, Wesley Brown, Jonathan Stout, John Ware, Zach Lively, and Micah Lively; Honorary Pallbearers the Chattooga County Emergency Response Team (CERT), Trion Chapter of Eastern Star, the Ladies Auxiliary of V.F.W. Post #6688, and the Lookout Mountain Beagle Club.  The Family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Friday, November 11, 2016

Mrs. Betty Hix Elrod

MRS. BETTY HIX ELROD, age 88, passed away Thursday, November 10, 2016, evening in a Rome hospice center.  She was a life long resident of Trion, Georgia being born in the house she had lived her entire life, along with twin brothers who passed away in 1965.  Mrs. Elrod was a daughter of the late William Milton Hix, a former deputy sheriff who was killed in the Trion Mill strike in 1934, and the late Myrtis Chapman Hix.  She was a graduate of Berry Academy and Edmondson College after which was employed at National City Bank in Rome then serving Trion City Schools as secretary & bookkeeper for 38 years and 40 years as an agent for AFLAC Insurance.  Mrs. Elrod was a lifetime member of Trion First Baptist Church and was preceded in death by husband, Jack Elrod and brothers Jess, Gordon, Ben, Milton (Muley), Robert, Billy Hix, and sisters, Helen Neeley, Louse Irvin, and Georgia Wardlaw.

            Surviving are son, Paul Elrod; granddaughters Haley and Hannah; several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins also survive.

            Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 13th, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Casey Bramlett and Mr. David Wardlaw officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery.  Pallbearers Ross Wardlaw, Jay Wardlaw, Justin Wardlaw, Hank Wardlaw, Andrew Wardlaw, and J. T. Williams.  The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, Sunday from 2 P.M. til the hour of service.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Betty Hix Elrod.


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Mr. Robert L. Love

MR. ROBERT L. LOVE, age 72, of South Cedar Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at his residence, following a sudden attack.  A native of Trion, Georgia He was a son of the late William Bill Love and Avis Lewis Love; and was also preceded by a brother, the late William “Bud” Love and sister, the late Ruth Coker.  Mr. Love was a graduate of Chattooga High School and served in Korea during the Viet Nam era in the U. S. Army.  Robert will be remembered as a loving, devoted husband, Dad, grand daddy, (Pops to his granddaughters and brother).  Anyone needing help, Robert was always first to help.

            Surviving are His loving wife, Margie A. Love; daughter, Carla D. Love of Trion and granddaughters, Ann-Marie Keef and Teresa Denise Keef; brothers, David (Vera) Love, Walter (Nell) Love, Winston Love, and Ben Love; sister, Virginia (W.T.) Tucker; sister-in-law, Margie L. Love; several Nieces and Nephews.

            Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial
Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Carlos Martines officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden.  Active Pallbearers David Meadows, Phil Meadows, Carlton Love, Steve Love, Mike Love, and R. B. Huskey.  The Family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.


            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Robert L. Love.