Monday, March 23, 2015

Mr. Emmett Arnold McWhorter

MR. EMMETT ARNOLD McWHORTER, age 72, of Rome, Georgia, formerly of Chattooga County, Georgia, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2015, in a Rome hospital.  A native of Chattooga County, Georgia He was a son of the late John and Inez McWhorter.  Mr. McWhorter was retired from Mohawk Industries, Calhoun plant.

            Surviving are daughter, Wanda Mae Brown of Summerville and son Emmett Eugene McWhorter of Trion; two Sisters; two Granddaughters; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

            At Mr. McWhorter’s request his body will be cremated; the Family may be contacted at their respective homes.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Mr. Joe Hill Hammond

Joe Hill Hammond, 88, died Saturday at his home in Mentone, AL.  Born October 18, 1926 in the Chelsea Community, north of Menlo, GA, he was the youngest and last surviving of nine children of George Harrison Hammond and Ella Strickland Hammond.  And like his father, who was one of sixteen children born to Josephine Mills and Valentine Hammond, he had lived most of his life in Chattooga County.  His Great Grandfather, a Confederate soldier, Joseph Lafayette Hammond, had been killed in 1864 by the notorious Captain John Gatewood and his Raiders.  His wife of sixty years, Hannah Money Hammond, died earlier.  They were members of the First Methodist Church.  As a young boy in Summerville, he delivered newspapers around town on his bicycle.  He often told the story of the Sunday morning in 1937 when he saw smoke and fire coming from the First Baptist Church and rode to tell the police about it. In 1943, as a seventeen-year-old, he left his job at the Glen Pless CafĂ© and joined the Army.  From Fort McPherson in Atlanta he and the other “rookies” were promptly taken to Fort Knox, KY to become part of a newly activated company, the 841st Ordnance Depot, eventually under the 3rd Army’s command.  After six months of training, they were transported to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey, and then boarded a ship for England.  As a supply depot company they crossed over to France at Utah Beach fifty-six days after D-Day, following those fighting on the front, and supporting many Infantry and Armored Divisions.  Some activities included the famed Red Ball Express cargo and supply service throughout France, Luxemburg, and Germany.  After WWII ended he and his wife established Hammond Flowers, the first florist in Summerville.  Later, a partnership formed Hammond-Duff Florists, expanding that business to three locations.  This was followed by local retail business ventures with Goodyear tires, GE appliances, ski boats and motors, and finally as an automobile dealer, from which he retired. 
Surviving is his son, Dan Hammond, and partner, Bob Simmons, of Mentone, AL; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 1 pm, Saturday, March 28, at Summerville Cemetery, with David McCarrell and Rev. Mike Penson officiating

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.



Monday, March 2, 2015

Brenda Joyce Cochran Worsham

AIKEN, SC – BRENDA JOYCE COCHRAN WORSHAM, 69, widow of Bobby Ray Worsham, died Thursday, February 26, 2015 at University Hospital, Augusta, GA.

A native of Trion, GA, Brenda was a daughter of the late Frank and Ruth Stewart Cochran.  She grew up in Trion and lived in Cross Lanes, WV prior to moving to Aiken in 2001.  Brenda was a court reporter with the Social Security Administration and continued to work part-time after her retirement.  She was a member of Millbrook Baptist Church in Aiken, and was formerly active with the CSRA Shag Club.

Brenda’s great joys in life were her grandchildren and friends.  She loved to travel with friends and was recently able to fulfill a life-long dream of taking a trip to Hawaii with her children.  Her love of life was apparent in everything she did, as was her ability to make a friend out of a stranger.  She was loved by all who knew her and will be missed by many.

Survivors include her two children, Jennifer Worsham Goff (Stefan), Hurricane, WV, Christopher Ray Worsham (Ahronn), Roswell, GA; four grandchildren, Ryan Goff, Madison Goff, Jack Worsham, Lilly Worsham; a sister, Sue Finister (Terry), Aiken.  In addition to her husband and parents, Brenda was preceded in death by a sister, Pat Buckalew (Dick).

Monday, March 02, 2015, funeral service was held at 4 PM at Shellhouse- Rivers Funeral Home.  Interment service will be Tuesday, March 3rd,  at 2 PM in New Hope South Baptist Church Cemetery, in Holland Community, Lyerly, GA.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979. (heart.org).


SHELLHOUSE – RIVERS FUNERAL HOME, 715 EAST PINE LOG RD., AIKEN, SC

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.