Thursday, February 27, 2020

MR. DWIGHT L. HARDIN, age 85, of Trion, Georgia, passed away Thursday morning, February 27, 2020. He was born July 7, 1934, in Trion, Georgia, son of the late John W. and Alice E. Chapman Hardin. Dwight served his Country in the Air Force from 1954 through 1958. He retired from Inland Rome paper mill after 38 years, where he was an electrician and past president of IBEW 613. He was a faithful member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Dwight coached the Indians Dixie Youth baseball team for 12 years; was supporter of the Trion High School and all their sports programs, and was also an avid Georgia football fan and enjoyed playing golf with his friends. 

Surviving are His loving wife of 65 years, Mrs. Millie R. Hardin, son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Elizabeth Hardin of Macon.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 29th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Minister Hugh Glaze officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Jack Foster, Mark Holder, Phil Williams, Rodney Edwards, Jordan Glaze, and John Fesperman; Honorary Pallbearers any past members of the Indians Dixie Youth baseball teams. Visitation will be Saturday 12:00 noon to 2 P.M. at the Funeral Home. 

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Ms. Kathy Lynn McGuire

MS. KATHY LYNN MCGUIRE, age 60, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia. Ms. McGuire was born May 5, 1959, in Floyd County, Georgia, a daughter of the late Steve and Nancy Gilreath and Calvin and Linda McGuire, who survive. She also preceded in death by a sister, the late Tammy Gilreath.

She is survived by a son, Mica McGuire, three sisters and a brother, Shanna Gilreath Dodd, Tonia Gilreath Rounsaville, wife of the late Stanley Rounsaville, Kelly McGuire and Family, Kevin McGuire and Family. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Jordan and Jason Warren, Olivia Stancil and Derek and Shalyn Dodd, great nephew, Kendall Warren and great Niece, Eisley Warren.
The Family will have a private memorial service at a later date.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Ms. Kathy Lynn McGuire.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Mrs. Velva Mae Britt

MRS. VELVA MAE BRITT, age 89, of L. M. Thomas Road, Summerville, Georgia, formerly of Port Orange, FL., passed away Thursday morning, February 13, 2020, in the local Nursing Home.  She was born in Virginia on July 2, 1930 to the late Noah Ebery and Hattie Lee Green Mills. Mrs. Britt was a retired Office Manager for Kmart Retail Sales and member of West Berryton Faith Temple. In addition to Her Parents, She was preceded in death by a daughter, the late Tammi L. Walker, sons, Robert K. Walker and William E. Walker, brothers, Frank Mills, Albert Mills, Junior Mills all died earlier.

Surviving are daughters, Joyce (Lewis) Bennett of Daytona Beach, Fl. and Susan (Bill) Durham of Summerville; daughter-in-law, Darla M. Walker of Greenville, TN.; sister, Sibby Byrd of Basset, VA.; brother, Bobby (Nancy) Mills of Calloway, VA.10 Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, and many Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral service were held Friday (February 14th) at 4:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater FuneralHome with Rev. John Mann officiating, interment Saturday afternoon (February 15th) in Sunrise Baptist Church Cemetery in Bulls Gap, TN. 

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Velva Mae Britt who passed away Thursday morning. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Mrs. Willie Mae Lee

MRS. WILLIE MAE LEE, age 86, of Goodwin Drive, Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday, February 10, 2020, afternoon, following an extended illness. She was born in Polk County, Georgia on February 6, 1934, a daughter of the late Estes and Lottie Mae Evans Turpin. Mrs. Lee was a member of South Summerville Baptist Church and was a retired bookkeeper. She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law the late Theresa Lee, and brothers, Leslie Turpin, Dolan Turpin, Ronald Turpin, and Robert J. Turpin all died earlier.

Surviving are Her husband, Fay Lee; daughters and Spouses, Susan Floyd Smith, Lisa Lee (Mark) Humphrey, and Tonya Lee (Tracy) Hanks; sons and spouse Jeff (Kelly) Floyd and Bradley Lee; special friends, Scott and Carla Hammond; thirteen Grandchildren and six Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews.

Graveside service will be held Friday, February 14th, at 3:00 P.M. from Greenhills Memory Garden with Joshua Lee and Scott Hammond officiating. Active Pallbearers Travis Hanks, Ty Hanks, Charlie Logan, Joshua Lee, Taylor Sprayberry, Chandler Gray, Noah Floyd, and Kaleb Daniel. The Family will receive friends Friday afternoon from 1 until 2:45 P.M. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the Family request contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Willie Mae Lee

Monday, February 10, 2020

Marlyn Styles Meredith



MARLYN STYLES MEREDITH, 84 of Franklin, Tennessee, originally of Summerville, Georgia, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, with her family by her side. Marlyn was born in Farner, Tennessee to Robert and Mamie Styles, the 8th of 9 children. She grew up in Trion, Georgia, where she graduated from Trion High School. She attended Mars Hill College in North Carolina, then graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor's degree in music education. She received her master's degree in music education from the University of Georgia,

Marlyn developed a love of music at a very young age, that was inspired by her father, who was a gifted fiddle player. Early on, she began singing with her sisters, Regina, Betty, Peggy, and later, the youngest sister, Annette. They became known as the Styles Sisters. They performed at various events throughout the county for many years.

The influence of her family's musical talents instilled into Marlyn a love for teaching music. She spent many years as an elementary school music teacher in Acworth and Summerville, Georgia before her retirement from the Chattooga County School District. She was the music director each summer for Camp Hamby, where she taught music to many children from the community, including her own grandchildren who enjoyed attending camp every summer.

Before her second marriage to James E. Meredith in 1975, Marlyn was a devoted, hard-working single mother who instilled into her two boys, Mark and John Hammond, a love for music that inspired their professional music careers. She was a dedicated and loving mother to James's children, Marilyn, Jim, and Paul whose professional pursuits, interests, and accomplishments among them brought her and James much pride and joy.

As a charter member of Horizon Baptist Fellowship, she began as the church pianist. She quickly moved into the role of Music Director in 1992 and continued in this position until her retirement in 2016. At Horizon, she directed the Adult Choir each Sunday and planned all the music and special programs throughout the year. She was responsible for the children's choir and handbell choir programs as well. Her gift of teaching music was used to the fullest Horizon. She faithfully managed and created the church's weekly Sunday bulletin. Upon her retirement, and as a tribute to her, contributions and dedication to the church, Horizon named the adult choir room in her honor as “Marlyn Meredith Choir Room."

She is preceded in death by her husband, James E. Meredith; parents, Robert and Mamie Styles; sisters, Jewell King, Mildred Pettett, Peggy Morehead; brothers, Clarence Styles and Robert Styles.

Surviving are her children, Mark Ford (Celeste) Hammond, John Eric (Donna) Hammond, Marilyn Meredith (Ron) Teat, James Hughes (Stone) Meredith, and Paul Edward (Wanda) Meredith; sisters,Regina Noble, Betty Ferrell, and Annette Styles Woodard; eleven Grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and her large extended family remember her love of all things musical, her love and pride for her children, her deep and abiding love for Jesus and her servant's heart for her church and community.

The family will receive friends Friday evening, February 14th, from 6 until 8 P.M. At the Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, Summerville, Georgia. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 15th, at 11:00 A.M. At Horizon Baptist Fellowship. The Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, at the church, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Memorial Contributions, in memory of Marlyn may also be made to the following charitable organizations in Summerville: Horizon Baptist Fellowship, North GA Pregnancy Resource Center, or the Chattooga Boys and Girls Club.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Mr. Claude Francis "Frank" Majors

MR. CLAUDE FRANCIS “FRANK” MAJORS, age 77, of Menlo, Georgia passed away Saturday morning, February 8, 2020, in Redmond Regional Medical Center, Rome, Georgia, following an extended illness. He was born in Chattoogaville, Georgia on June 2, 1942, the son of the late Charlie S. and Vera Mae Ray Majors. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, the late Donald E. Majors. Mr. Majors was a loving husband, father, granddad, and great granddad. He was a member of the Faith Baptist Church, Menlo, Ga., the Mohawk Elite Club, and was a Mason. He was employed with Bigelow/Mohawk for 33 years, was a part-time deputy for Sheriff John Frank McConnell; served as Fire Chief and Councilman for the Town of Lyerly, at one time; was a Chattooga EMT for over 12 years; and worked for J. D. Hill Funeral Home, Summerville, and Jennings Funeral Home, Rome, GA.

Surviving are His wife, Nancy E. Majors;, to whom he was married for 52 years, three sons, Troy Allen Staehly, Cedar Bluff, AL., Tony Ray Staehly, Piedmont, AL., and Frankie E. (Debbie) Majors, Summerville, three grandchildren, John Staehly, Nicholas S. Staehly, and Tiffany Majors Bearden; several Great Grandchildren, a number of Nieces Nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 11th, at 2 P.M. in the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Revs. Andy Hutchins and Mike Odom officiating, interment will follow in the Ami Cemetery, Menlo, GA. Active Pallbearers, Frankie Majors, Paul Clayton, Lee Majors, Jimmy Hosmer, Billy Gilliland, and John Staehly.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 Mr. Claude Francis “Frank” Major.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Mr. Kelvin Clark (Casey) Jones

MR. KELVIN CLARK (CASEY) JONES, age 61, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Friday night in a Chattanooga hospital following a short illness. He was born on November 30, 1958, in Yuma, Arizona, to the late Billy Clark Jones and Molly Hill Jones. Casey attended the Old Way Baptist Church and was a retired truck driver. In addition to Parents, He was preceded in death by a brother, the late Steve Jones. 

Surviving are sister, Billie Jones; nephews, Austin Jones and Ransom Jones; great nieces, Alexis Ellard and Bailey Jones; great great nephew, Tucker Ellard.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 3rd, at 3:00 P.M. From the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. David Thompson officiating, interment in Mount Bethel Cemetery. The Family will receive friends Monday from 1 until 3 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Mr. Larry E. Mann

MR. LARRY E. MANN, AGE 56, of Menlo, Georgia, passed away Tuesday morning, January 28, 2020, in a Rome hospital. Born in Walker County, Georgia on April 9, 1963, He was a son of William Henry (Gene) and Frances Mae McGraw Mann, who survive. Mr. Mann was the Second Reader at The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Rome, Georgia, and Loan Officer for the Peachstate Federal Credit Union.


Surviving are parents, William Henry (Gene) and Frances McGraw Mann; daughter, Keri Epperson; best friend, Tim Day; sisters, Wanda Alexander and Lisa Turnipseed; brother, Johnny Mann; several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 30th, at 2:00 p.m. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Reader Tim Day officiating, interment in Alpine Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Joshua Epperson, Jackie Pritchett, Justin Ward, Chris Alexander, Ronnie White, Greg Hawkins, and Elijah Parker; Honorary Pallbearers, Employees of Peachstate Federal Credit Union. Mr. Mann's Family will receive friends Wednesday evening at the Funeral Home from 5 until 7 P.M.Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Larry E. Mann who passed away Tuesday morning.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Mr. James V. Hayes

MR. JAMES V. HAYES, age 66, of White Oak Road, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020. He was born February 22, 1953 to the late Thelma Ruth Davenport Hayes and Vernon Hayes, who survives. Mr. Hayes was an auto mechanic and operator of Hayes Muffler Shop.

Surviving are His father, Vernon Hayes; daughter, Dr. Jamie Rollins; son, Matt Hayes; grandchildren, Emily Hayes, Kate Hayes, Sadie Rollins, and Maryn Rollins; sisters, Thelma Hall and Kathy Jarrett; brother, Allen Hayes; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 25th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. David Hayes officiating.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. James V. Hayes who passed away Wednesday.

Bonnie Gail Brown

Bonnie Gail Brown, age 66, of Trion, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020, surrounded by her loving family at Floyd Medical Center, following an extended illness. A native of Cedartown, Georgia, she was born to the late Alvin L. Brown and Cora Frady Brown on July 19, 1953. Bonnie was employed at Riegel Textiles for many years and later with Walmart. 

Surviving are Son, Jason (Susie) Kellett of Holland; Sisters, Linda (David) Fletcher of Gaylesville, Alabama, and Cora (Marshall) Moseley of Summerville; a Brother, Alvin (Vickie) Brown of Trion; Granddaughter, Savannah Bailey Kellett; Grandsons, Jakub Lloyd and Jaxsun Marcus Kellett all of Summerville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A Memorial service will be held Friday, January 24th at 7:00 p.m. from the Teloga Baptist Church located at 506 Keen Road Trion, Georgia 30753 with Pastor Tony Weaver officiating. The family will receive friends at the fellowship hall of the church from 5:00p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Chattooga County Animal Control Shelter in Bonnie's name

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Bonnie Gail Brown who passed away Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Ms. Debbie Wilson Hawkins


Ms. Debbie Wilson Hawkins, age 68, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday morning, January 19, 2020, in a Rome hospital, following an extended illness. A native of Chattooga County, She was born in Trion, Georgia on January 12, 1952 to the late James Aubrey Wilson, Jr. and Nancy Young Wilson, who survives. Debbie was a member of Midway Baptist and formerly worked for Southeast First National Bank in Summerville.

Surviving are her Mother, Nancy Young Wilson; Son, Mark (Melinda) Storey; Granddaughter, Nikki (Brandon) Green; Great Grandchildren, Parris and Hunter; Aunts and Uncle, Montez Gladney, Joan Renslow, Frances Cordle and Linda and Ron Pledger; several cousins also survive.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. at Midway Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Peppers and Rev. Larry Brooks officiating. The family request no flowers and suggest contributions to Midway Baptist Church, The American Cancer Society, or Gideons International.





Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Mr. Thomas Walter "Wally" Laney

MR. THOMAS WALTER “WALLY” LANEY, age 63, of Summerville, Georgia, died suddenly Tuesday, January 14, 2020, in a Rome hospital.  He was a beloved Paw Paw, Dad, Brother, Uncle, and Friend.  Mr. Laney was preceded in death by his parents the late Charlie and Rachel Collum Laney, a sister, Verdice Laney, and wife Sonya Laney.

            He is survived by children, Brittany Laney, Tyler Laney, and Shawn Laney and their mother, Leigh Laney; grandchildren, Daniel, Paul, Thomas, Chyanne, Charleigh, Kevin, and Javen; sisters, Linda Wooten, Delvia Streets, and Darlene Hughes; brother, Rex Laney; several Nieces and Nephews; He was loved by many and will be missed.

            Memorial service Friday, January 17th, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Minister Hugh Glaze officiating; Mr. Laney was cremated.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Barbara "Bobbie" Tipton Daniel

Barbara "Bobbie" Tipton Daniel, 87 years old, went home to be with the Lord on January 5, 2020 in the home of her daughter Crystal and Son in law Nelson McDaniel in Shelby, NC. Bobbie was born on June 1, 1932 in Chattanooga, TN to Charles and Catharine Tipton. Bobbie was married to James "Jim"  E. Daniel who passed in 1999. She is survived by her two children, Crystal Richards-McDaniel of Shelby NC and David K. Daniel of Lyerly GA. She is also survived by her son in law, Nelson McDaniel, Daughter in Law, Nancy Daniel, One Sister, Nancy Wood of San Diego CA and her Husband Spencer, as well as Bobbie's 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; Kevin Daniel and his wife Leanna of Rome GA and their 2 children Everett and Lydia, Matthew Daniel of Raleigh NC, Andrew Daniel of Lyerly GA and his wife Kristen,  Jacob Richards of Chattanooga TN, Rachel Richards of Shelby NC, and Rosemary Richards of Raleigh NC.  Bobbie's surviving extended Family includes Bob Richards of Chattanooga TN,  her niece, Susan Stewart of Fountain Inn SC and her husband Glenn Campbell, her nephew Skipper Stewart of Calhoun GA and his wife Brenda,  nephew Greg Stewart of Carrollton GA and his wife Patti, and her niece Karen Russo of Los Angeles CA and her husband Michael. As well as a host of friends and students from her daughter's studio who loved her very much.

Bobbie was a member of Summerville First United Methodist Church where she served faithfully for many years. She was a member of the Eastern Star and worked for over thirty years for Dr. Richard Miller, DDS.  Bobbie will be fondly remembered for her beautiful soprano singing voice, her warm smile, her love of chocolate. and her gracious, loving heart.   She leaves a legacy behind filled with laughter, grace and above all else, love. 

Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020, in the Summerville Cemetery at 1pm. All friends and family are invited to attend the service. The Family will receive friends at Summerville First United Methodist Church, also on Saturday, from 11:30 A.M. until 12:30 P.M.; in case of inclement weather, the service will also be held at the Church.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Summerville First United Methodist Church or Hospice of Cleveland County NC, 951 Wendover Heights Dr, Shelby NC, 28150.


Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lucille Ramey Dodd Fuller

MRS. LUCILLE RAMEY DODD FULLER, age 94, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday morning, January 7, 2020, in the local nursing home.  A Chattooga Count native, She was born to the late Earl and Ruth Wallin Ramey on July 26, 1925.  Mrs. Fuller was a member of the North Summerville Baptist Church and was retired from Mount Vernon Mills spinning department.  She was preceded in death by husband, the late James Fuller, son, Ken Dodd, and siblings, the late Juanita Dover, Bonnie Ramey, Willard Ramey, J. L. Ramey, and Billy Ramey all passed away previously.

            Surviving are daughter, Brenda Williams; son and spouse, Malcolm and Carolyn Dodd; brother, Tommy Ramey; 10 Grandchildren, 17 Great Grandchildren, 6 Great Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

            Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 9th, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Doyle Kelley and Rev. Joel Smith officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers, Scott Dodd, Barry Dodd, Toby Morrison, Wayne Lloyd, Wayne King, and Earle Rainwater; Honorary Pallbearers the Staff of Oakview Nursing and Rehab. Center.  The Family will receive friends Thursday from 1 until 3 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Lucille Ramey Dodd Fuller who passed away Tuesday morning.

            

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Mr. John Wayne Hegwood

MR. JOHN WAYNE HEGWOOD, age 79, of Trion-Teloga Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020, in the local nursing home.  He was born in LaFayette, Georgia, to the late John and Ruth Dempsey Hegwood, on August 8, 1940.  Mr. Hegwood was a member of Pennville Church of Christ and was retired from Mount Vernon Mills in the maintenance department.  He was preceded in death by brothers, Monore, Gene, and Don Hegwood.

            Surviving are His wife, Linda Evatt Hegwood; sons, Michael Hegwood, Jeff Hegwood, and Greg Hegwood; step daughter, Beverly Young; step son, Scott Murray; several Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews also survive.

            Funeral services Tuesday, January 7th, at 2:00 P.M. EST, from Graveside in Berea Church of Christ Cemetery, with Ministers Robby Eversole and Dewayne Price officiating.  Active Pallbearers Chance Young, Charles Young, Luke Young, Brandon Wheeler, Jared Hegwood, and Johnny Hegwood;  Honorary Pallbearers, Danny Strickland, Harold Naves, and the Staff of “C” Hall of Oakview Nursing & Rehab. Center. 

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. John Wayne Hegwood, who passed away Saturday evening.