Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Mrs. Dorothy Jean Siffles

MRS. DOROTHY JEANNIE SIFFLES, age 58, of Back Berryton Road, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2015, evening, in a Rome hospital.  She was born on December 17, 1956, in Trion, Georgia, a daughter of the late Robert “Monk” and Dorothy Faye Hill Mann.  Mrs. Siffles was Holiness by Faith, retired assembly crew leader for Wire Tech, ITD; She was a devoted Wife, Mother, and Grandmother, and was preceded in death by a granddaughter, the late Savannah Siffles.

            Surviving are Her husband, Hollis Siffles; sons and spouses, Lamar & Patricia Siffles, Jr., Roger, Sr. & Amanda Siffles; grandchildren, Cody & Stephanie Siffles, Ryan & Shelby Siffles, Brandon Siffles, Roger Siffles, Jr., Isaiah Siffles, Emily Siffles, and Caitlin Siffles; sister, Shirley Shepherd; brothers and spouse, Billy Mann, James & Beverly Mann; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

            Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 22nd , at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Junior Evans officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers Cody Siffles, Brandon Siffles, Ryan Siffles, Isaiah Siffles, Roger Siffles, Jr., Tim Hathcock, Vernon Ash; Honorary Pallbearers members of the New Faith Church.  The Family will receive friends Saturday at the Funeral Home from 6 until 8 P.M.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

           


Friday, February 13, 2015

Miss Willie Mae "Polly" Warren

MISS WILLIE MAE “POLLY” WARREN, age 91, of Penn Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday, February 13, 2015, in the local health care. A Chattooga County native, She was born to the late William Dewitt and Hattie Belle Woods Warren on June 15, 1923. Ms. Warren was a member of the Little Sand Mountain Baptist Church and was retired from the cloth room of Mount Vernon Mills after 37 years of service. She was preceded in death by siblings, Frances Green, Louise Warren, Nettie Owens, and Jules D. Warren.

Surviving are niece, Lorene Pinson, nephew, Jimmy Green, thirteen Great Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:30 P.M. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Miles Phillips officiating, entombment in Greenhills Memory Garden. The Family will receive friends Sunday from 12:30 P.M. until the hour of service at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Mattie Lee Smith Broome

MRS. MATTIE LEE SMITH BROOME, 89, of Espy Street, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Friday, February 13, 2015, morning. She was born on December 31, 1925, Gaylesville, Alabama, daughter of the late Harrison Teen and Lora Livingston Smith. Mrs. Broome attended Gaylesville Grammer School until 1939 when the family moved to Summerville. She attended & graduated from Trion High School in 1945, was graduated from Carrol Lynn Business School in Rome in 1947. She was employed with National Life & Accident Ins. Co. holding many office positions, eventually served as Cashier and Office Supervisor, retiring after 35 years.Was preceded in death by Her husband, the late Paul Broome on September 28, 2010, sisters, Carris Smith, Ola Smith Cochran, Edna Smith Beck, & Flora Inez Smith, brothers, James R. Smith, and Milton O. Smith. Mrs. Broome was a member of the Summerville First Baptist Church since 1958, a member of the Dorcus Sunday School Class, adult choir member, & member of the senior “Joy Club.

Surviving are nieces, Elaine Beck DeBerry & Tonya Smith Pierce, nephews, James Lamar Smith, Harrison Smith, & Milton Otis Smith, great nieces, Lori DeBerry Edwards, Stephanie DeBerry Burke, Crystal Lemming Paris, Adrieanna Paulie, Angelica Pierce, Jennifer Smith Norton, & Heather Smith Trapp, great nephews, Billy Don DeBerry, Jr., Marty, Tracy, Matthew, Alan, & Kevin Smith; step daughter, Peggy Tucker, 5 step Grandchildren,12 step Great Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 15th, at 4:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Rev. Ricky Biddle and Dr. David Hunter officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery, pallbearers Billy Don DeBerry, Jr., Lamar, Tracy, Milton Otis, & Alan Smith, & Eddie Burke. The Family will receive friends Sunday from 2 until 4 P.M. ay the Funeral Home, at other hours will be at residence of a niece Elaine Beck DeBerry, 828 Back Penn Road, Summerville.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Mr. James R. Smith

MR. JAMES R. SMITH, Sr., age 87, of 4th Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday morning, February 11, 2015, in the local nursing home. He was born on September 20, 1927, a son of the late Jim and Mattie Hammitt Smith. He was preceded in death by his wife, the late, Vecterel Mae Hawkins Smith on November 25, 2006, also a son, the late Kenneth R. Smith and a daughter, the late Paula Denise Bryan. Mr. Smith was retired third shift Supervisor from the former Bigelow-Sanford Rug Mill.

Survivors include 2 sons, Rick Smith and Eddie Smith; several Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 13th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Rev. Bud Davis officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers Neal Black, Will Maples, Eric Ware, Danny Wooten, Ricky Hammond, Jason Gilleland, Bill Esell, Keith Morris. The Family will receive friends Friday, @ the Funeral Home, from noon until the hour of service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Mrs. Virginia Jo Smith

Mrs. Virginia Jo Smith, Age 82, of Marietta GA, passed away on February 8th, 2015, after a lengthy illness. Born on April 27, 1932, the oldest daughter of Daniel Spencer and Lillie Mae Simmons Chadwick. A native of Cloudland GA, Jo had relocated to Marietta, GA 45 years ago through her employment that she so proudly called her second home where she single handedly raised her two daughters, Pam & Joy. Virginia loved her daughters and sons in law…….but, most of all her grandchildren and then along came those great grand babies that brought a twinkle to her eye. Mrs. Smith retired from Brown and Brown, Chamblee GA after decades of service with our extended family William and Oneida Brown. She was an avid sports fan of NASCAR and her Atlanta Braves. She was of the Methodist faith.

She is predeceased by her parents, D.S. & Lillie Mae Chadwick, Daughter, Joy Smith Morris and brother, Jimmy Douglas Chadwick. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela Smith-Caudell, (L Ray Caudell), Acworth GA and son in law, Charles Morris, Marietta GA. Three grandsons, Andrew Morris, Canton GA, J. Levi Caudell, & Jacob Darden Caudell, both of Acworth, GA. A granddaughter, Katherine Coppola, Marietta GA. Four great-granddaughters, Isabelle, Lily and Julianna Morris, and Emma Caudell. Three great-grandsons, Julian Ezra Caudell & Jacob Tanner Caudell and Rocco Coppola. Survivors include brothers, Billy Chadwick and Tommy Chadwick, Cloudland GA and sister, Shirley Love, Cloudland. Numerous, nieces and nephews also survive. 

Services will be held Wednesday, Feburary 11th, 2015 at 1:00 P.M. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earl Rainwater Funeral Home, Summerville, GA with Rev. Walter Brandon officiating. The family will receive friends Wednesday from noon until the hour of service. Pall Bearers: Levi Caudell, Andy Morris, Marcey Yancey, Jacob Caudell and Ronnie Chadwick, Clint Chadwick, Dana Yancey & Nick Stout. Burial will follow the service at Mt. Olive Methodist Church, Cloudland GA. Her daughter requests donations be made to Safepath Advocacy for Child Abuse, 736 Whitlock Ave., Marietta GA 30064 in lieu of flowers.

Earl Rainwater Funeral Home, Summerville GA, is in charge of Mrs. Smith’s arrangements.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Mrs. Ollie Belle Cash

MRS. OLLIE BELLE CASH, age 88, of Scoggins Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday morning, February 8, 2015, in the local nursing home. A native of Ozark, Alabama, She was born to the late Frank and Ollie B. Hollingsworth Spurlock on December 10, 1926. Mrs. Cash was a School Teacher and for many years operated Ollie Cash Day Care Center until retirement. A member of Son Rise Community Church, She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Jack Cash.

Surviving are sons-Jackie Cash and Andy Cash; grandchildren-Missy Cash Armstrong, Christie Cash Sellers, Kimberly Cash Mitchell, Andrea Cash, Jason- Cash; great grandchildren-John Evan Armstrong, Elizabeth Sellers, Andrew Sellers, Allie Mitchell, Ella Woods, Lauren Cash, and Brooklyn Cash.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 11th, at 4:00 P.M. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Chip Smith and Rev. Jimmy Bryant officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Evan Armstrong, Josh Mitchell, Preston Cash, Jason Cash, Mickey Sellers, Jacob McGinnis, Steve Osby, Larry Almond, Phil Cavin; Honorary Pallbearers Rex Evans, Larry Weesner, Mike Clem, Jeanette Shropshire, Jimmy Lenderman, Eddy Ellenburg, Quinton Wilson, Ricky Hughes, Brandon Gurley, Ron Rowland, Robert Roan, and members of Son Rise Community Church. The Family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Ms. Nancy Crider

MS. NANCY CRIDER, age 71, of Smith Rail Road, Lyerly, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at her residence. A native Chattooga Countian, She was born to the late Leonard and Eva Lois Dover Green on January 7, 1944. Ms. Crider was a member of Berryton Baptist Church and was preceded in death by son, Jay Crider, granddaughter, the late Starr Bowers Petrie, and brothers & sister-in-law, the late Richard Green, Larry Green, Ray & Terresa Green, and Jerry Green.

Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Angie & Jeff Bowers of Jacksonville Beach, FL; grandson, J. J. Bowers; three Great Grandchildren, sisters % brothers-in-law, Betty June & Wayne Pope of Menlo, Charlotte & Terry Woody of Berryton, and Sadie & Ronnie Croy of Lyerly; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 7th, at 2:00 P.M. from the Berryton Baptist Church, with Rev. Mickey Skates and Rev. Robert J. Brown officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Brandon Croy, Rick Green, Michael Leonard, J. J. Bowers, Marty Green, and Olin Woody. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, Friday from 6 until 8 P.M.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Mr. Curtis Clint Bailey

MR. CURTIS CLINT BAILEY, age 86, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015, afternoon following a short illness. He was born in Dekalb County, Alabama on October 22, 1928, a son of the late Carl Benjamin and Pearlie Mae Bailey. He was retired Used Car Dealer and Baptist by Faith. Mr. Bailey was preceded in death by his wife the late Mary Evelyn Fulmer Bailey.

Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Gary Colbert; son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Kathy Bailey; grandsons and spouses, Ben Bandy and Angie Tanner, Jake and Miriam Bailey, and Stacey and Paige Colbert; six Great Grandchildren; one Great Great Grandson; sisters, Betty Holder and Ruby Snow; several Nieces and Nephews.

There will be a private service for the Family.


Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Mrs. Peggy L. Jacobs

Peggy Lee Williams Jacobs suddenly passed away on January 30, 2015. She was 71.

Mrs. Jacobs was born on September 2, 1943 in Roanoke, Alabama to her parents, Earl Vinson and Roxie Dye Williams. She graduated from LaGrange High in LaGrange, GA in 1961. She married Donald Jefferson Jacobs that same year. The Jacobs moved to South Carolina where Donald began his career in the textile industry. After a few years, the Jacobs moved back to Georgia with their two young daughters, ultimately settling in Trion, GA. Peggy worked in the human resources department at Best Manufacturing, Menlo, GA, from where she retired after 30 plus years of service.

The Jacobs were active members of Trion First Baptist Church for many, many years. After Mr. Jacobs passing in 2002, Peggy continued her service to the church by serving on committees, cooking meals, visiting the elderly and tending to those in need. She enjoyed her close circle of friends, dining out, going to movies, and spending time at the pool. She also enjoyed working in her beautiful yard at home.

Her primary past time over the last four years was spoiling her granddaughter, Bella. Undoubtedly the Walt Disney Corporation will realize a significant drop in revenue from their line of princess merchandise as a result of Peggy’s departure from this world.

However, Peggy’s faith in Christ was the constant beacon of her life. She navigated tough times, and celebrated good times, through prayer and Bible study. Perhaps this is why she loved lighthouses so much. Likewise, images of cardinals also held a special significance for her, as they reminded her of her husband, Don.

To fully express how richly Peggy was loved in life, and continues to be cherished in our memories, is impossible.

Peggy is survived by her father, Earl Vinson Williams; her daughters Donna Jacobs and April Jacobs Howell, son-in-law Thomas Keith Howell and her granddaughter Isabella Grace Howell; nephew Henry Howard Jacobs, III, his wife Melissa McDonald Jacobs, their children Hanna, Hunter and Hank; nephew Jeff Jacobs, his wife Kristy Shults Jacobs and their son Ethan; and special family friend Melody Becker. She is preceded in death by her husband and mother.

Family and friends of Mrs. Jacobs will be received Monday, February 2nd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Rainwater Funeral Home in Summerville, GA. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 3rd at 1:00 pm at Trion First Baptist Church, Trion, GA.

Honorary Pall Bearers are Henry Howard Jacobs, III, Jeff Jacobs, Leo Lanier, Dennis Ivey, Todd Thomas, Bob Roper and Jeffery Richardson.

The family of Peggy Jacobs requests that donations be made to Trion First Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Mr. Ronald F. Hawkins

MR. RONALD F. HAWKINS, age 66, of Old Highway #27, Trion, Georgia passed away Monday, January 26, 2015, at his residence. Born in Summerville, Georgia on July 7, 1948, He was a son of the late James Gordon Hawkins and Neva Virginia Westbrook Hawkins, who survives. Mr. Hawkins was retired from I. H. Services and was preceded in death by siblings, Jo Gould, Dorothy Crycle, June Till, and James Hawkins.

Surviving are His mother, Neva Hawkins; sister, Margie S. Rose both of Trion; brother, James Clyde Hawkins of Chattanooga.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 30th, at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Minister Hugh Glaze officiating, burial in Hall Cemetery. The Family will receive friends Friday from noon until the hour of service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Mr. Jonathan Michael Shore

MR. JONATHAN SHORE, age 17, of Trion, Georgia passed away Thursday night in a Rome hospital following a sudden attack. Born on January 7, 1998 in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, to His mother, Sarah Shore, of Trion, who survives. He was a member of the Highway #27 South church of Christ, in LaFayette, attended Trion High School and was a member of the Trion High School Band.

Surviving besides His mother are grandparents, Jay and Ellie Shore of Trion; sisters, Mary Louise Shore of Trion and Taylor Hutchins of Summerville; uncles and aunts, John Bohannon of Atlanta, Casey and Hager Bohannon of Michigan, and Mark and Missy Hogin of Summerville.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 27th, at 1:00 P. M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Ministers David Curtis, Mark Hogan, and Hugh Glaze officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Jon Payne, Ryan Ledford, Chase DeParlier, Dennis Rodriguez, Andy Cox, and Adam Ledford; Honorary Pallbearers the Young People of Highway #27 South church of Christ. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Monday, from 6 until 8 P. M.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Jonathan Shore.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Mrs. Eddie Waits Tinney

MRS. EDDIE WAITS “PEE WEE” TINNEY, age 84, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015, in a Rome hospital. A native of Polk County, Georgia , She was born on June 26, 1930, a daughter of the late George- Stanley and Effie Lavada Coker Waits. Mrs. Tinney, for many years, was a nurse at the Chattooga County Hospital and a member of New Antioch Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Rev. Johnny Tinney, and siblings Ruth Waits Ponder Howell, Edythe Earnestine Waits McGraw, Faye Norene Waits Ozment, Lois Carol Waits Baker, Kelsey Waits, Harold Waits, and Lodema Waits.

Surviving are brother, Dudley Waits of Rockmart; a special Niece, Vivian Price; several other Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 21st, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Rev. Sanford Deberry and Rev. Mike Odom officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Tony McGraw, Brad Baker, Charles Ponder, Joel Ozement, Andrew Waits, and Greg Motes; Honorary Pallbearers, Pete and Sarah Denson, Sonny and Marlene Tinney, Phyllis Odom, and Wanda Bain. The Family will receive friends Wednesday, from noon until the hour of service at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Mrs. Ruth W. Ratliff

MRS. RUTH W. RATLIFF, age 89, of Holland, Georgia passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at Her residence. A native of Mendocino, California, She was born to the late Chester R. and Susie Gordon Walbridge, on January 30, 1925. During WW II, She worked for Georgia/Pacific helping supply wood products to our Military for the war effort. She married her late husband, Bolling Ratliff, in 1943, while he was serving in the military. Later returning to Chattooga County where She was long time secretary for the Lyerly School system. Mrs. Ratliff was of the Presbyterian Faith.

Surviving are daughter-Cindy Fulton of Trion; sons-Doug Ratliff of Holland and Dr. Larry Ratliff of Anderson, S.C.; grandchildren-Stephanie Cromer of Lyerly, Dee Fulton of Albany, GA., Scott Fulton of Calhoun, Arden Ratliff of Charleston, S.C., and Lauren Givillo of Seattle, Washington.

The Family expresses a special thank you, to the Staff of Mount Berry Hospice, for your caring service.

The Family will receive friends Friday, January 9th, from 6 until 8 P.M. at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Mrs. Marion N. Shiver

MRS. MARION N. SHIVER, age 90, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 30, 2014, in the local nursing home. Born on October 1, 1924, in Calhoun, Georgia, a daughter of the late John Hobson and Sarah Etta Frady Nelson. She was a member of Summerville First Baptist Church, a member of the Dorcus Sunday School Class, and a faithful member of the choir. Together with Her late husband, Otis Shiver, she was in retail sales. Mrs. Shiver was also a member of the American Legion and V.F.W. Aux.

Surviving are sons & daughter-in-law, Nelson Shiver of Atlanta and Farrell and Kay Willingham Shiver of Woodstock; granddaughter, Sarah Bethany Shiver; brother & spouse, Charles and Helen Nelson of Varnell, GA.; sisters-in-law & brother-in-law, Edna Helton of Summerville and Linda & Alan Green of Lyerly; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services Friday, January 2nd, at 3:00 P.M. from the Summerville First Baptist Church with Dr. Kenneth Summey, Dr. Paul Mason, and Dr. David Hunter officiating, interment in the Family plot of Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers-Michael Green, Marc Green, Cory Green, Adam Green, Ricky Wyatt, Stacey Wyatt, and Will Wyatt; Honorary Pallbearers-the Dorcus Sunday School Class of Summerville First Baptist Church and Administration and Staff of Oak View Nursing & Rehabilitation Center.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Hillman Hix

MR. HILLMAN HIX, age 96, of Trion, Georgia passed away Monday, December 29, 2014, in a Rome hospital. He was born in Gore, Georgia on September 27, 1918, a son of the late Eugene and Ruby Phillips Hix. Mr. Hix was a Trion High School graduate, served in the U.S. Army during WW II from February, 1941 Muntil October, 1945 in General Patton’s 2nd Armored Division; returning to Trion to work for Reigel Textile Corporation, later Mount Vernon Mills personnel office until retirement. He was preceded in death by his wife the late Willie B. Parham Hix in 2006, sisters, the late Susie Gray, Nell Hendrix, Georgia Mae Walker, Ruby Lee Nix, and brothers, the late Freeman Hix and Jack Hix.

Surviving are Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral will be held Thursday, January 1st, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Minister Bradley Hayes officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 1 P.M. til the hour of service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Mr. Charles W. Spraggins

MR. CHARLES W. SPRAGGINS, age 75, of Berry Ridge, Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014, at his residence following an extended illness. A native of Chattooga County, Georgia Mr. Spraggins was born to the late Julius James and Bonnie Gardner Spraggins on May 18, 1939. For several years He was telegraph operator for the Southern Rail Road, afterwards was supervisor, welder, and pipe fitter for Inland Container, retiring after 35 years of service. Mr. Spraggins was also an Amateur Radio Operator for 40 years and following retirement was a member of The Southern Baptist Association Disaster Relief Service serving as a ham radio operator in disaster areas. He was a member of Summerville First Baptist Church.

Surviving are His wife of 54 years, Carolyn Spraggins; daughter, Penny Headrick of Armuchee; son, Chad Spraggins of Summerville; grandchildren, Ryan Headrick, Whitney Headrick, Sierra Campbell, and Jacob Spraggins.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 13th, at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Bryant and Rev. Kevin Woods officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Gardens, Active Pallbearers Ryan Headrick, Steven Fountain, Vic Morris, Dale Russell, Brian Scott, and Mickey Floyd; Honorary Pallbearers the Seekers Sunday School Class of Summerville First Baptist Church and the Friendship Sunday School Class of South Summerville Baptist Church. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 A.M. til 1 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Mr. Frank M. Ledford

MR. FRANK M. LEDFORD, age 81, of Kellett Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday, December 8, 2014, at his residence following an extended illness. Born on October 12, 1933, in Chattooga County, a son of the late Charlie M. and Ora Mae Smith Ledford, He was retired from Mohawk Industries, and a member of Summerville First Baptist Church, and Baraca Sunday School Class. Mr. Ledford was a veteran of the U. S. Army having served in the Korean War, a member of the American Legion, V.F.W., the Mohawk Elite 25 Year Club, and the Georgia Power Ambassadors, Rome Chapter. He was preceded in death by two sisters- Violet White and Flossie Wooten, and two brothers- Charles “Jack” Ledford and Bobby Ledford.

Surviving are: Wife, Frances Kellett Ledford; son- Frank Coleman (Debra) Ledford of Chattanooga, TN; Granddaughter- Frances (Jason) Lewis; Grandson- Frank Judson Ledford; Great Granddaughter- Callista Rose Butner, Great Grandson- Elijah Joe Butner all of Chattanooga. Sister-Winnie L. (Donald) Chandler of Summerville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 10th, at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Dr. Paul Mason and Dr. David Hunter officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be: Randy Ledford, Jack Ledford, Gary Floyd, Jerod Floyd, Randy Thompson, Marty Wesson and Ricky Johnson. Visitation will be at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home Wednesday from 11:30 A.M until the hour of service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Mr. Herschel Howard Reed

MR, HERSCHEL HOWARD REED, age 69, of Milton Circle, Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014. A native Chattooga County, He was born to the late Eddie Thomas and Lula Woodall Reed on July 25, 1945. He attended the North Summerville Baptist Church and was preceded in death by a sister, the late Mary Frances Cordle and a daughter, the late Regina Little.

Surviving are sons-Terry Reed, Gary Reed, Marty Reed, and Wayne Reed; brothers, Joe Reed of Rock Spring and Herbert Reed; several Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Graveside service Friday, December 5th, in Summerville Cemetery with Rev. Tom Russell officiating. Pallbearers Brett Reed, Justin Little, Kyle Delango, Chris Brown, Josh Bates, and Allen Trammell.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Mrs. Bernie Oliver Pledger

MRS. BERNIE OLIVER PLEDGER, of McCollum Street, Trion, Georgia passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014. She was born December 12, 1917 in Collinsville, Alabama to the late Fred Douglas and Stella Brock Oliver. Besides Her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Cecil T. Pledger, son, Charles T. Pledger, daughter, Joyce Ann Pledger, grandson, Charles Andrew “Andy” Peppers, daughter-in-law, Glenda Pledger, also four sisters and two brothers.

She is survived by her children, Marilyn (Sam) Peppers of Lyerly, Ed Earl (Sissy) Pledger of Gainesville, Johnny (Joyce) Pledger of Trion, and daughter-in-law, Jo Pledger Baker of Ft. Oglethorpe. She is also survived by 7 grandchidren, Donna Fernandes, Tommy Pledger, Sammy Peppers, Ginger Hosmer, Scott Pledger, Paige Hanson, and Dustin Pledger. She also leaves behind 7 great grandchildren, her siblings, John Henry Oliver, J.T. Oliver, Bobbie Goodwin, Kathyleen Sparks, and numerous Nieces and Nephews.

At Mrs. Pledger’s request, she will be cremated and interred in a private service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Harold Lee Battles Sr.

MR. HAROLD LEE BATTLES, SR., age 84, of Lyerly, Georgia, Holland Community, passed away Sunday, November 30, 2014, at his residence following an extended illness. A native of Chattooga County, He was born to the late M. D. and Grace Huckabee Battles on December 25, 1929. Mr. Battles was retired from Inland Container lime kill department, after 36 years service. He was preceded in death by his wife the late Elizabeth Joyce Crabtree Battles, on September 29, 1997 and a Son the late Harold Lee Battles, Jr. in 2012.

Surviving are daughter-Sandra Vaughn of Fort Payne, Alabama; sons-Dennis Lamar Battles of Haveway, Missouri and James Michael Battles of Lyerly; numerous Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 2nd, at 1:00 P.M. from Graveside in New Hope South Cemetery, with Rev. Bill Abercrombie officiating, Pallbearers will be Grandsons. The Family request no food.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Mrs. Peggy Styles Morehead

MRS. PEGGY STYLES MOREHEAD, age 81, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday evening in a Rome hospital. A native of Farner, Tennessee, Mrs. Morehead was born to the late Robert and Mamie Bigham Styles on April 7, 1933. She was graduated from Vanderbilt University Peabody College, her Masters Degree from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga, and Six Year Certificate from the University of Arizona. Mrs. Morehead served in the Chattooga School System for thirty years and was School Psychologist. She was a charter member of Horizon Baptist Church and Church Pianist for 18 years. Preceding Her in addition to her Parents are sisters, Jewell Hardeman and Mildred Pettett, brothers, Robert Styles and Clarence Styles.

Surviving are husband, O. G. Morehead, Jr.; daughters, Melanie Eubanks and Rosemary Rush both of Summerville; sisters, Regina Noble of Columbia, S.C., Betty Ferrell of Ashville, N.C., Marlyn Meredith of Summerville, and Annette Woodard of Trion; seven Grandchildren, three Great Grandchildren, a number of Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Memorial Funeral service will be held Saturday, November 29th, at 2:00 P.M. from the Horizon Baptist Fellowship with Dr. John Wyatt officiating. The Family will receive friends at the Church one hour prior to the Service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for MRS. PEGGY STYLES MOREHEAD.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Mrs. Elizabeth Evergreen Kennett

MRS. ELIZABETH EVERGREEN KENNETT, age 79, of McGinnis Circle, Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014, in a Rome hospital. Born in Fort Payne, Alabama on April 4, 1935, She was a daughter of the late Milford and Maggie Eller Butler, and was a member of the Harrell Street Church of God. She was preceded in death by first husband the late Raymond Kennett, and four brothers-Archie Butler, Earnest Butler, Lester Butler, and Jonathan Butler, also grandsons, Waymond Kennett and Durando Kennett died earlier.

Surviving are husband-Billy Ray Hayes; daughters-Patricia Ann Redwine of Rocky Face and Judy Roberts of Summerville; sons-Raymond Ellis Kennett, Jr. of Summerville and Paul Ivan of Trion; sister-Truevillor Butler of Summerville; brothers-M.H. Butler, Robert Butler, and Howard Butler all of LaFayette, Albert Butler of Dalton, Delon Butler of Cedartown, and Joe Butler of Centre, Al.; twelve Grandchildren, ten Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 25th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Michael Redwine and Freddie Bell officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Gardens. Active Pallbearers Darriel Thompson, Jesse Sisk, Dwayne Hampton, Preston Hampton, Thomas Hamilton, Jamie Massengill; Honorary Pallbearers-Lance Thornberry, Clay Brown, and Dewayne Tinney. The Family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Elizabeth Evergreen Kennett who passed away Sunday.


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Mrs. Ruth Hayes

MRS. RUTH HAYES, age 84, of Summerville, GA, passed away Wednesday (November 12, 2014) morning in a Rome hospital. Mrs. Hayes was born October 30, 1930, in Fannin County, Georgia, a daughter of the late Rev. Samuel Harrison and Rosia Carlee Davenport; She was Baptist by faith and a Home Maker.

Survivors include her husband of 64 years, Vernon Hayes; two daughters, Thelma Hall (David McCullough) and Kathy Jarrett (Mike) all of Summerville; two sons, James Hayes and Allen Hayes (Troyce) of Summerville; sisters: Mary Davis of Cartersville, Effie Hayes of Summerville, and Edith Stanley of Talking Rock, GA.; Grandchildren: Jamie Rollins, Amanda Parker, Charlie Jarrett, Jeffery Jarrett, Matt Hayes, Chris Jarrett, Jesse Hayes and Lonnie Hayes; 13 Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Nov. 13, at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor David Hayes officiating interment in New Antioch Cemetery, Blue Ridge, GA. Active Pallbearers will be: Derek Parker, Charlie Jarrett, Jeffery Jarrett, Matt Hayes, Chris Jarrett, Jesse Hayes and Lonnie Hayes. Visitation will be Thursday from 11:00 A.M. until the hour of service. The family requests no food.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Ola Jane McWhorter

MRS. OLA JANE MCWHORTER, age 94, of Watson Road, Trion, Georgia passed away Wednesday in the local rest home. A native of DeKalb County, Alabama, Mrs. McWhorter was born to the late Robert L. and Tavie Garmany Timmons on March 19, 1920. She was retired from the card room of Riegel Textile Corporation, enjoyed fishing, and crocheting. Mrs. McWhorter was preceded in death by husband, the late W. R. McWhorter.
Surviving are daughter-Jean Westbrook of Trion; son-Ralph E. McWhorter of Trion; sister-Analee Dotson of Trion; brothers-J.B. Timmons and Arlie Timmons both of Trion; seven Grandchildren, ten Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday, November 14th, at 12:00 noon from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Ricky Biddle officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Jerry Timmons, Eddie Timmons, Larry Timmons, Haskell Dotson, and Sammy Westbrook; Honorary Pallbearers, “F” Hall Nurses of Oak View Nursing and Rehab. Center. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Friday, from 9 A.M. until the hour of service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Ola Jane McWhorter.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mrs. Jessie B. Wingfield

MRS. JESSIE B. WINGFIELD, age 90, passed away on November 11, 2014, at the local nursing home in Summerville, Georgia. She was born on August 22, 1924 in Mt. Juliet, Wilson County, Tennessee to Leonidus “Lee” Burton and Julie Lillie Prowell Burton.

Even though she grew up on a farm in rural Tennessee, her parents instilled the value of education in her and her siblings. She attended and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University, as it is known now, during the years of World War II. After the war, she was offered a job as a teacher with Trion High School. She later met her future husband, Marion M. Wingfield, Jr., and they married on June 18, 1949. Marion died in 1990 two weeks before their 41st anniversary.

Her teaching career at Trion High School began in 1946 and continued until she retired in 1986. She taught mainly English and journalism, but had also taught art and music some years. She was most proud of teaching at least two generations of many of Trion’s students. While in college she was included in the 1945-1946 “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges”. In 1976 as a teacher, she was included in the book, “Outstanding Leaders in Elementary and Secondary Education”. She and Marion and their children were members of the Trion Presbyterian Church during their time in Trion. She also enjoyed attending services at the Methodist Church in her later years.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Marion M. Wingfield, Jr., in 1990 and her four siblings and their spouses, Willie B. (Eleanor) Burton, Lillian (John) Turner, Rilla (Chuck) Reeves and Hewlette (Robert) Moseley. Also preceding her in death were her brothers-in-law/sisters-in-law and their spouses, Jimmy (Norma) Wingfield, and Vula (Harlen) Dewey and Tom Wingfield.

She is survived by her two sons, Marion "Pete" Wingfield, III and Burt (Sherrie) Wingfield as well as by five grandchildren, Kyle (Emily) Wingfield, Brent (Lydia) Wingfield, Rebecca Wingfield, Amanda (David) Scruggs and Jeremy (D’Ann)) Wingfield. She is also survived by five great-grandchildren, Charlie Wingfield, Owen Wingfield, David Scruggs, Jr., Taylor Scruggs and Wade Scruggs as well as a host of nieces and nephews.

Family visitation will be held at the Rainwater Funeral Home on Saturday, November 15, between 12:30 until 2:00 P.M. The funeral service will be held in the chapel of Rainwater Funeral Home on Saturday, November 15, at 2:00 P.M. The Rev. Ronald Reagan will officiate. Pallbearers will be Kyle Wingfield, Brent Wingfield, Jeremy Wingfield, Neil Wingfield, David Turner and John Turner. Honorary pallbearers are the staff of G-Hall at the Oakview Nursing and Rehab facility.

A private family interment in West Hill Cemetery will follow the service.

The family requests no flowers. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Trion Alumni Association Scholarship fund.

Arrangements by Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in Summerville, Georgia

Friday, October 24, 2014

Miss Blakeleigh Faith Campbell

MISS BLAKELEIGH FAITH CAMPBELL, infant daughter of Jazmyn Martin and William Campbell of Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday (October 23, 2014) evening, in a Rome hospital. She was born in Rome, Georgia on Thursday. Miss Campbell was preceded in death by great grandmother-Charlene Campbell, great grandfathers-Donald McNeese, Roy Elrod, Lovett Martin, and an uncle-Dee Martin.

Surviving in addition to the Parents are grandparents-Larry Martin, Becky & Shawn Edwards, Beth Campbell, Anthony (Zipper) Campbell; great grandparents-Betty McNeese, Cavalier Martin, Gene Dawson, Anthony Campbell, Sr.; uncles-Austin Campbell & Cody Campbell; several Great Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins also survive.

Funeral service Saturday, October 25, 2014, from Graveside in Martin Cemetery with Rev. Jerry Rutledge officiating.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home was in charge.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Mrs. Vera H. Williams

MRS. VERA H. WILLIAMS, age 89, of Nixon Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday afternoon. A native of Chattooga County, Georgia, She was born to the late Emmett Jackson and Blanche Irene Chandler Hemphill on December 19, 1924. Mrs. Williams was a member of First Presbyterian Church P.C.A.; affectionately known as “Miss Vera”, She was retired Educator from the Chattooga County School system.

Surviving are husband, Andrew M. Williams, Jr.; daughter, Suzann W. Lanier & Sidney A. Lanier, Jr. of Summerville; sons, Gregory A. Williams & Marilyn D. Williams of Dublin, GA. And Andrew M. Williams, III & Sue M. Williams of Blairsville, GA.; grandchildren, Darin M. (Jenny) Williams, Kerry W. (Danny) Welch, Andrew M. (Laura) Williams, IV, Abigail W. Williams, Alexandra S. Lanier, Sidney A. Lanier, III; great grandchildren, Britton S. Williams, Blake P. Williams, Brileigh C. Welch, Everleigh B. Welch; one Nephew; special friends/caregivers, Sandra Durham, Bertha Harkins, and Mildred McGraw.

A Celebration of Life, service will be held Thursday, October 9th, at 2:00 P.M. from the First Presbyterian Church, P.C.A. with Rev. Greg King and Rev. Donald Treick officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Pallbearers, Gregory A. Williams, Andrew M. Williams, III, Sidney A. Lanier, Jr., Darin M. Williams, Sidney A. Lanier, III, Andrew M. Williams, IV, Daniel B. Welch, and Dr. John Chung. The Family will receive friends Wednesday, from 6 until 8 P.M. at the First Presbyterian Church, P.C.A. The Family requests no flowers and no food, and suggest contributions to the First Presbyterian Church, P.C.A. of Gideons, International.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Mrs. Kaye Casey

MRS. KAYE CASEY, age 57, of Hair Lake Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, October 5, 2014, in a Rome hospital. She was born on October 25, 1956 in Chattooga County, Georgia, to the late Albert and Mary Nell Morrow Gilbreath. Mrs. Casey was a member of Horizon Baptist Fellowship and a Teacher in the Chattooga School System. She was preceded in death by a brother, the late Dennis Gilbreath.

Surviving are husband, Roger Casey; daughters and spouses, Laura Casey, Carla & Bucky Chisolm all of Summerville, and Cara & John English of Signal Mt, Tn.; grandchildren, Calleigh Hall, Ty Hall, Madlyn Henderson, Kayleigh Byars, Sarah English, and Layton Chisolm; brother and spouse, Mark & Susan Gilbreath; step mother, Polly Gilbreath; step brother, Eddie Lively; two Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 8th, at 11:00 A.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Dr. Jack Colwell officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Eddy Ellenburg, Bud Willis, Jim Bagley, Eddie Lively, Jim Gunter, and Grant Gunter. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 P.M.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Kaye Casey who passed away Sunday.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Mr. Marshall Steven “Steve” Kirby

MR. MARSHALL STEVEN “STEVE” KIRBY, age 66, of Teloga Community, Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday evening in a Rome hospital. Born in Ft. Bragg, N.C. on May 20, 1948, He was a son of the late Raymond D. “Boog” Kirby and Jo Elizabeth Keef Kirby. Mr. Kirby was a Disabled Veteran of the Viet Nam War, and a member of the V. F. W.

Surviving are son-Kelly Kirby of Menlo; grandchildren-Jaylen Kirby, Lane Kirby, and Braden Kirby; sisters & brothers-in-law-Linda & Bill Powell of Ringgold and Patsy & Nolan White of Summerville; three Nieces also survive.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, October 4th, at 11:00 A.M. from the J.D.Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. John Mann officiating. Honorary Pallbearers-David Smith, Donnie Rutledge, Jerry Caldwell, and Wayne Caldwell. The Family request no Flowers and suggest contributions to the Wounded Warriors Association.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Steve Kirby who passed away Friday.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Mrs. Eula Belle Scoggins

MRS. EULA BELLE SCOGGINS, age 70, of Ramey Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, September 27, 2014, evening at her residence. She was born in Calhoun, Georgia on December 27, 1943 to the late Otis Richard and Eula Beatrice Flippo Bennett. Mrs. Scoggins was Baptist by Faith and was preceded in death by siblings, Ruby Louise Bennett, William O. Bennett, Dewey Lee Bennett, Archie B. Bennett, and Grady A. Bennett.

Surviving are Her husband, Donny Scoggins; sons and spouse, Kevin & Darlene Scoggins and Brent Scoggins; sister and spouse, Drucilla & Dewey Ragland; brother and spouse, James Robert (Bob) & Peggy Bennett; grandchildren, Brandi & Terry Eller and Jennifer & Nathan Thompson; great grandchildren, Alex Stewart, Logan Lary, Sara Thompson, and Addie Thompson; care giver, Terri Blair; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 30th, at 11:00 A.M. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Rev. Sandord Deberry and Brother Charles Bishop officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Mike Bennett, Skipper Bennett, Mark Bennett, Charles Bennett, Terry Scoggins, and Tim Scoggins; Honorary Pallbearers, Stacy Whited, Jody Stoner, Tommy & Joyce McGraw, Vickie & Wayne Boyd, Bobbhy & Gena Goodnight, George & Mary Ann Coffia. The Family will receive friends Monday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Mrs. Jane E. Wilson

MRS. JANE E. WILSON, age 84, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday, September 26, 2014, afternoon at her residence. She was born in Walker County, Georgia on April 25, 1930, to the late William and Winfred Catlett Ellis. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her husband, the late Lorenzo “Pete” Wilson on January 1, 2010, and siblings, Dorothy Brown, Manuel Ellis, Arthur Ellis. and Coy Ellis.

Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Beverly Wilson; grandchildren, Kim Wilson and Lori Powell; great grandchildren, Kristen Hines and Devan Powell; great great granddaughter, Payton Sizemore; sisters, Linda Mashburn and Gail Davis; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, September 29th, at 12:00 noon from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Dempsey, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Active Pallbearers James Renslow, Rex Evans, Quinton Wilson, Mitchell Sneed, Doyle Brown, and Henry Mashburn; Honorary Pallbearers Members of Midway Baptist Church. The Family will receive friends Monday from 11:30 A.M. until the hour of service at the Funeral Home. The Family request no food and suggest contributions to the Chattooga Food Pantry.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Mr. William S. "Bill" Bozeman

MR. WILLIAM S. (BILL) BOZEMAN, age 81, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014. Mr. Bozeman was born to the late George Glover and Eva Lyle Bozeman in Montrose, Georgia on December 27, 1932. He attended Eatonton High School and was an outstanding football athlete. Afterward enlisted in the U.S. Army Paratroopers and served from 1953-1955 during the Korean Conflict. He was employed, for 38 years at the General Motors Doraville, Georgia plant. Was married for, 56 years, to the former Clara A. Cash, from Mentone, Alabama, who survives. Mr. Bozeman was preceded in death by Parents, His son, the late Wade Keith Bozeman, also two Sisters, and two Brothers. He attended the Horizon Baptist Fellowship in Summerville.

Surviving are His wife, Clara; daughter, Patricia (Purple Patti) Lind; grandson, Nicholas Lind all of Summerville; brothers, (His twin) William H. Bozeman of Franklin, TN., Dr. John R. (Elizabeth) Bozeman of Conyers; son-in-law, C. Harold (Linda) Williard of Fort Myers, Fl.; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 16th, at 2:00 P.M. (EST) from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with a nephew, Mr. Tyler Meadows, Rev. Jack Green, and Rev. Richard Ellis officiating, interment in Bankhead Cemetery. Active Pallbearers, Eric Hulgan, Steve Coyle, Ethan Meadows, Tyler Meadows, Nicholas Lind, and Judy Lyday; Honorary Pallbearers, Doug Stephens, Abbe Jones, Gary Bozeman, Derek Bozeman, Darvin Hulgan. The Family will receive friends Monday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Mr. Jimmy Ronald Dooley

MR. JIMMY RONALD DOOLEY, age 67, of Nashville, Tennessee, formerly of Columbia, South Carolina and Summerville passed away, Saturday, September 6, 2014, in Nashville. He was born in Summerville, Georgia on March 26, 1947 to the late Earl and Drucilla Dodd Dooley; he was also preceded by a brother the late Glen Earl Dooley.

Surviving are sons-Harrison (Brittany) Dooley Ryan Dooley of Nashville; granddaughter-Roslyn Dooley; sister-Carolyn (Doug) Jones of Summerville; nieces-Sarah (Adrian) Crawford-Cacuir and Eme Crawford.

Graveside service will be held Saturday, September 13th, at 11:00 A. M. from the South Carolina Campground Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Saint Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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.