Monday, December 27, 2010

MRS. RUBY LUCILLE REED, age 84, of West Spring Creek Road-Trion, Georgia passed away Monday, December 27, 2010, at her residence. A native Chattooga Countian, She was born to the late James Harper Blackmon, Sr. & Lillie Ingram Blackmon on October 16, 1926. Mrs. Reed was retired from Riegel Textile’s spinning department after 38 years of service. Preceding Her in death are 4 brothers-J.R. Blackmon, Thomas Blackmon, Alvin Blackmon, and Elgin Blackmon.

Surviving are Her husband of 64 years-Frank G. Reed; daughter-Mildred Lively Wilson of Rome; son-Max Reed of Trion; sisters-Jeanette Peppers and Bonnie Blackmon both of Trion and Shirley Kiser of Summerville; brothers-James Blackmon of Trion, Johnny Blackmon of Summerville, and Ricky Blackmon of Cartersville; 4 Grandchildren, 5 Great Grandchildren, 2 Great Great Granddaughters, several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 29th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. John Mann officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Friday, December 24, 2010

MRS. WILLA MAE HAYES, age 93, of Hall’s Valley Road-Trion, Georgia passed away Friday, December 24, 2010, in the local nursing home. A native of Blue Ridge, Georgia She was born to the late Huland Burg and Lula Conley Davenport on February 2, 1917. Mrs. Hayes was a member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ, retired from the Spinning Department of Riegel Textile Corporation, and was preceded in death by her husband the late Ernest "Bud" Eugene Hayes, a sister Ruth Cochran, and brothers-Wayne Davenport, J.B. Davenport, and Ernest Davenport.

Surviving are son & daughter-in-law-Bobby & Sandra Hayes of Trion; grandson & spouse-Bradley & Judy Hayes of Trion; great grandsons-Luke Hayes and Jake Hayes; sisters-Lola Bailey of Acworth, Betty Aaron of Covington, Berta Lee Shields of Blue Ridge; brothers-Vester "Veck" Davenport, William "Joe" Davenport, & Floyd Davenport all of Trion and Charles Davenport of Chattanooga; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 27th, at 11:00 A.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Minister Hugh Glaze officiating, interment in Williams Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Terry Davenport, Jerry Davenport, Floyd Davenport, Jr., Ronnie Cochran, Jeremy Knight and Bill Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be the Staff of Oak View Nursing Home, Nieces and Nephews. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Monday from 10 A.M. until the hour of service; the Family also requests no food.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

MR. DOUGLAS LANDON KINCADE, Jr. age 41, of Mt. View Road-Trion, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 22, 2010, evening in a Chattanooga Tennessee hospital. Born in Miami, Florida on May 9, 1969. He was retired from Defender Corporation In the maintenance department.

Surviving are sons-David Kincade of Trion and Thomas Kincade of Alabama; Mother and Step Father-Alma and James Miller of Trion; grandmother-Bonnie Teems of Summerville; brother-Johnny Kincade of Trion; several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 26th, at 4:30 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. John Mann officiating, interment in Spring Creek Cemetery. Active Pallbearers David Hall, David Snowden, John Blackman, Dennis Ayers, John Burrage, Rain Burrage; Honorary Pallbearers will be the LaFayette DCI Clinic. The Family will receive friends Sunday after 1:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Miller, Syble J.

MRS. SYBLE J. MILLER, age 66, of Curran Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday (December 23, 2010) morning in a Rome hospital following a sudden attack. She was born March 30, 1944 in Chattooga County, Georgia to the late J. D. and JoAnn Ledford Hunter. Mrs. Miller was a member of Dry Valley Baptist Church and a Homemaker.

Surviving are Her husband-Thomas Miller; children-Debbie Warnock of Summerville, Sheila Morrison of Summerville, Karen Madaris of Chickmauga, Thomas Miller, II of Trion, Ricky Miller of Ft. Oglethorpe, Angelia Beard of Cartersville, and Jeffery Miller of Summerville; brothers-Junior Hunter of Macon and Lee Fountain of Summerville; 15 Grandchildren, several Great Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 26th, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Weaver officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Terry Miller, Thomas Miller, II, Steve Morrison, Rick Sims, Billy Tapp, and Jason Beard. The Family will receive friends Sunday from 1 until the hour of service at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
MRS. LUCILLE E. MANN, age 89, of Roberts Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday (December 22, 2010) night in the local nursing home. She was born in Packlett, S.C. on December 16, 1921, a daughter of the late Fred Reynolds. Mrs. Mann was a member of Teloga Baptist Church, was retired from the weave shop of Mt. Vernon Mills, and was preceded in death by her husband the late Arthur Mann.

Surviving are 2 sons-Larry Mann of Summerville and Wilson Mann of Trion; nine Grandchildren, several Great Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews also survive.

Graveside service will be held Sunday (December 26th) at 1:30 P.M. from Greenhills Memory Garden with Darwin Blansit officiating. Active Pallbearers Eric Mann, Casey Mann, Randy Burrage, Jason Burrage, Chris Burrage, and Joseph Burrage. The Family will receive friends Saturday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

MRS. NELL M. MORRISON, age 91, of Lyerly, Georgia passed away Monday (December 20, 2010) night at the residence of a daughter in Chatsworth. A native of DeKalb County, Alabama She was born to the late John and Mary Holmes Keef on February 4,1919. Mrs. Morrison was a member of West Berryton Faith Temple and a Homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband the late Hollis Morrison in 1983, sisters-the late Jo Kirby and Juanita Porter, brothers-the late Jess Keef, Tom Keef, and John B. Keef.

Surviving are daughters-Virginia Mobbs of Goose Creek, S.C. and Betty Bagley of Chatsworth; Grandchildren- Greg Echols, Terri Young, Dan Mobbs, Alana Collette and James Mobbs. Eleven Great Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Granddaughter, several Nieces, and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday (December 23rd) at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. John Mann and Rev. James Stephens officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery. The Family will receive friends Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, December 20, 2010

MRS. ADA MARGARET ELROD, age 81, of Farrar Drive-Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday, December 20, 2010, afternoon in a Rome hospital following an extended illness. Born on September 14, 1929 She was a daughter of the late James Alexander and Anna Hammer Duff. Mrs. Elrod was retired from the Georgia Rug Mill, a member of First Presbyterian Church, PCA, and was preceded in death by her husband the late Ralph W. Elrod on November 21, 1981 and a brother the late Jimmy W. Duff, Jr. on September 14, 2010.

Surviving are son-William D. & Martha Elrod of Fayetteville; sister-Jean & Wales Goebel of Birmingham, Alabama; grandchildren-Kimber Elrod of Jasper, Brandon Elrod of Summerville & fiance’ Erin White of Rome.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. from the First Presbyterian Church, PCA with Rev. Greg King and Rev. Wales Goebel, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Mike Goebel, Steve Goebel, Stan Goebel, Jim Bagley, Ricky Stinson, and Wayne Ashley. The Family will receive friends Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church, PCA from 1:00 P.M. until the hour of service. Flowers are accepted or contributions may be made to Cancer Navigators, #316 West 5th Street-Rome, Georgia-30165.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

MRS. MARILYN PATRICK SCHLACHTER, age 87, of Cloudland, Georgia passed away Friday in the local assisted living center. She was born on July 11, 1923 and was preceded in death by her husband the late Ralph Schlacher on August 11, 2007.

Surviving are son-Larry Schlachter of Cloudland; daughter-Sandra Hartge of Kirkwood, MO.; grandson-John Hartge.

Memorial service will be held Friday, January 14, 2011, at 2:00 P.M. in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, December 13, 2010

MRS. FLORA MAE HARDEMAN WHISENANT, age 83, of Orlando, FL. passed away Friday, December 10, 2010, in Rome, Georgia. Born in Flintstone, Georgia on June 1, 1927 She was a daughter of the late Homer and Edna Beaty Hardeman. Mrs. Whisenant was preceded in death by her husband, John Alvin Whisenant, three brothers-J.B. Hardeman, Winfred Hardeman, and Edward Hardeman.

Surviving are two brothers-Rod C. Hardeman of Summerville and Homer Hardeman of Douglasville; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Graveside services will be held Wednesday at 3:00 P.M., December 15th, from Woodlawn Memorial Park in Gotha, Florida.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of local arrangements.

Friday, December 10, 2010

MS. MARTHA M. HAYGOOD, age 84, of Trion, Georgia passed away Wednesday afternoon in a Rome hospital. A native of Trion, Georgia She was born to the late Cliff and Mary E. Henderson Haygood on June 12, 1926. Ms. Haygood graduated from Jacksonville State Teachers College in 1947 and started teaching in the Trion School System and retired after 39 years of service. She was a member of Trion United Methodist Church.

Surviving are numerous Cousins.

Funeral services will be held Saturday (December 11th) from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Rob Pierce officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Joe Henderson, Johnny Henderson, Gordon Henderson, Glenn Henderson, Wynn Henderson, and Randy Gibson. Visitation will be Saturday from 1 P.M. until the hour of service. In addition to flowers contributions may be made to the Trion United Methodist Church.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Friday, December 3, 2010

MRS. VENNIE LOUISE BREWSTER, age 89, of Trion, Georgia passed away Thursday (December 2, 2010) night in a LaFayette, Georgia nursing home. A Tennessee native She was born to the late Thomas and Arvie Green Williams on October 8, 1921. Mrs. Brewster was a member of the Trion First Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband the late Marion Dexter (Deck) Brewster.

Survivors include daughter-Jan Westbrook of Jonesboro, GA.; son-Gary Brewster of Punta Gorda, FL.; sister-Sue Peppers of LaFayette; 8 Grandchildren; 14 Great Grandchildren; 2 Great Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Sunday (December 5th) at 2 P.M. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Cordell officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. The Family will receive friends Saturday from 5 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

MS. CYNTHIA RENEE BEARDEN, age 46, of Kirby Hollow Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday (November 30, 2010) afternoon from injuries received in an automobile accident near Summerville earlier Tuesday. She was born on July 18, 1964.

Surviving are daughter-Mae Kayla Bearden; son-Donavaughn Bearden; mother-Patricia E. Kirby all of Summerville; father-Quinton Ash of Dallas, GA.; grandmother-Ruby Kirby of Summerville; sister-Tammy Parker of Summerville; brothers-Tracy Carter and Ray Pettyjohn both of Trion; grandchildren-Gavin Bearden and Alexis Bearden; former husband-Donald Bearden; several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

Funeral services will be held Friday (December 3rd) at 2 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Waydell Howell and Rev. Gary Howell officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Active Pallbearers Tony Bearden, Jim Bearden, Tim McArthur, David Fowler, Shawn McCary, and Phil Langston. Visitation will be Friday 12 noon to 2 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangementys.

Monday, November 29, 2010

MRS. PANZY LOUISE BARNETT, age 88, of Greeson Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday (November 29, 2010) in the local nursing home. Born in Fort Payne, Alabama on February 2, 1922; Mrs. Barnett attended the Living Waters Ministry and was preceded in death by her husband the late Lois Barnett and a daughter the late Joyce Ann Johnson.

Surviving are 2 daughters-Jearline Johnson and Christine Hines both of Summerville; sister-Lora Mae Brown of Chattanooga; 2 brothers-Larry White and LeRoy White both of Chattanooga; grandchildren-Linda Gail Shaw and Terry Wayne Crowe of Trion, Steven Lee Crowe of LaFayette, Robert Lee Hines of Trion, and Jimmy Lee Hines of Summerville; several Great Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday (December 1st) at 4 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Wright and Rev. Junior Evans officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Eddie Shaw, Bradley Clayton, Robert Lee Hines, Jay Ledford, Bit Turner, and Mickey Barnett. The Family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 until 4 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

MRS. SYBIL PAULINE WILLIAMS, age 85, of Myers Avenue-Trion, Georgia passed away Sunday (November 28, 2010) morning in a LaFayette nursing home. A native of Chattooga County, Georgia, She was born to the late Jesse and Hettie Mae Bean Lancaster on November 2, 1925. Mrs. William was a member of Trion First Baptist Church and was retired Executive Secretary for Riegel Textile Mill with 48 plus years of service. She was preceded in death by husband-Jack Thomas Williams, son-Greg Williams, sister-Jean Witt, and a brother-Willard Lancaster.

Surviving are sister and spouse- Yvonne & Wayne (Deedle) Scott of Chickmauga; brothers & spouses-Allen & Mildred Lancaster of Valdosta and Lee & Kathleen Lancaster of Dalton; sister-in-law-Rose Lancaster of Rome; brother-in-law-LeRoy Will of Trion; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Monday (November 29th) at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Cordel officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Nephews. The Family will receive friends Sunday (November 28th) from 6 until P P.M. at the Funeral Home and request in lieu of flowers contributions to the Trion First Baptist Building Fund.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Friday, November 19, 2010

MR. JOHN MARLIN CRANE, age 60, of Gore-Subligna Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday morning in a Rome hospital. A son of the late John Roy and Dorothy Pierce Crane, Mr. Crane a loving husband, father, and was affectionately known as PoP Pa by his grandchildren. He was born in Floyd County on July 30, 1950, a member and Sunday School Teacher of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, and was retired from AT&T.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Hawkins Crane; children and spouses- Ben & Anamaria Crane of White, GA., Matt & Christina Crane of Rome, Tasha & Lester Jenkins of Cartersville, and Kaela Hayes of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Grandchildren- John Lucas Crane, Connor Crane, Brady Jenkins & Emery Jenkins.

Funeral services will be Sunday (November 21, 2010) at 2:00 P.M. from the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Bryant officiating, interment in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Greg Shaw, Jack Owings, Jeff Owings, Danny Ray Mathis, Robert Mathis, Lee Reed, Ray Davis and Jimmy Barron. Honorary Pallbearers will be Gene Gilbreath, Jimmy Cooper, Frank Fowler, Hunter Burden, Quentin Smith, Mike Mason, Walt Brock, Gene Kendrick, Calvin Brown, Jerry Mixon, Glenda Williams, Linda Scoggins and Wylene Gillespie. Visitation will be Saturday evening from 6:00 until 9:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

MRS. MARGIE SIMMONS PURCELL, age 94, on Tuesday, November 2, 2010, went home to be with the Lord. She was born October 2, 1916 to the late Ernest Simmons and Rachel Jones Simmons. She was a Charter employee of Best Mfg. Company in Menlo, Georgia, a member of the Best Silver Club, and a member of the Menlo Church of Christ. Among her many talents was the life long ability to make beautiful quilts, which she shared with her family and friends. She was able to enjoy this talent until her last days. She is the widow of the late Frank Eugene Purcell to whom she was married for 57 years; in addition to parents she was preceded in death by a son the late Jimmy Purcell, four Brothers, and four Sisters.

She is survived by 2 sons and daughters-in-law-Kenneth & Maureen Purcell of Douglasville, Paul & Doris Purcell of Trion; daughter and son-in-law-Glenda & Jackie Hamilton of Menlo; 7 grandsons & wives-Don & Patti Purcell, Randy Hamilton, Bobby Purcell, Chris & Kathy Purcell, Kelly & Gini Hamilton, Kendall & Paula Purcell, Aubrey & Brandi Purcell; 10 Great Grandchildren; 1 Great Great Granddaughter; sisters-in-law-Willie Henry Simmons, Louetta Simmons, Dixie Spraggins, & Jesse Purcell; brother-in-law-Claude Russell; Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 4th, at 1:00 P.M. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Ministers Emerson Blythe and Ralph Wallin officiating, interment in Trinity Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Grandsons; Honorary Pallbearers-Christine Leath, D.C. & Jean Mitchell, Jack & Ann Carr, Bill & Lee Alexander, Lillie Mae Murphy, Ann Tucker, members of Menlo Church of Christ, and the Best Silver Club. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers contributions to the Best Silver Club, P.O. Box 8-Menlo, GA.-30731

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

MRS. MARY LOU CHERRY WOODS, age 91, of Mahan Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday afternoon (October 31, 2010) in a Fort Oglethorpe hospital. A daughter of the late John Monty and Georgia Lena Miller Cherry, Mrs. Woods was born in Chattooga County, Georgia on June 29, 1919 and was preceded in death by her husband the late Rev. Alfred J. Woods on February 25, 2000.

Surviving are daughter & son-in-law-Beulah & Roger Keith of Mentone, Alabama; son & daughter-in-law-Tommy & Barbara Woods of Summerville; Six Grandchildren, Two Step-Grandchildren, Twenty Seven Great Grandchildren, Three Great Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, November 3 at 11:00 A.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Roger Keith and Rev. Robert Patterson officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Ryan Willingham, Richard Gifford, Bobby Edgeworth, Brian Keith, Jamie Chesnut and Steve Chesnut. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Staff of Shepherd Hills Nursing Home. Visitation will be Tuesday evening from 6:00 until 9:00 P.M. at the Funeral home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

MS. ELSIE RUTH HENRY, age 83, of Highway #337-Teloga Community, Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday (October 26, 2010) afternoon from injuries received in an automobile accident, earlier Wednesday, near her home. She was born in Walker County, Georgia in April 21, 1927, a daughter of the late George Washington and Mattie Lenor Wilson Henry. She was a member of the Menlo Church of Christ, a retired nurse, and in March, 2010 Ms. Henry received the G.L.O.W. award from the Georgia Commission on Women for her ongoing work with recovering substance abusers. She was preceded in death by a son , the late David Earl Pettyjohn.

Surviving are son and wife-Paul & Sondra Pettyjohn of Hixson, TN.; grandchildren-Jake Pettyjohn, Kayla Pettyjohn, and Julie Nowotny; one Great Granddaughter; brothers-Ed Henry of LaFayette, Ray Henry of Texas, and Ralph Henry of Armuchee; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Saturday (October 30th) at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Mark Hogan and Emerson Blythe officiating. The Family will receive friends Saturday from 12 noon until the hour of service at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mrs. Elvagene Belle Tucker, age 77, of Trion, GA, passed away Monday (October 25, 2010) in a Chattanooga, TN. hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident near Adairsville, GA. earlier Monday afternoon. Mrs. Tucker was born in Chattooga County Georgia on August 23, 1933, a daughter of the late Johnny and Mary Baker Fortune. She was a member of West Berryton Faith Temple and a homemaker.

Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law- Robert Doyle Jones, Jr. of Ringgold, GA; Michael Anthony & Carol Jones of Summerville; Gregory Lynn Jones of Trion; Johnny DeWayne & Lisa Jones, Jr. of Batavia, ILL. step-children- Trena & Denny Strickland of Trion, Ricky & Melinda Tucker of Summerville; sisters- Sandra Snider and Helen Wyatt both of LaFayette; brothers- Glen Fortune of Chicago, ILL, Hoyt Fortune of Dallas, TX and Thomas Fortune of Trion.

Funeral services will be Friday (October 29) at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. John Mann officiating, interment in LaFayette Memory Gardens. Active Pallbearers Johnny DeWayne Jones, Jr., Michael Shayne Jones, Glen Fortune, Jr., Matthew Fortune, David Fortune, Joseph Murphy, Ricky Tucker and Jeffery Snider. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Adult Sunday School Class of Berryton Faith Temple. Visitation will be Friday from 12:00 noon until the hour of service at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. J. R. Tucker, age 81, of Trion, GA, passed away Monday evening from injuries received in an automobile accident earlier near Adairsville, GA. Mr. Tucker was born in Cherokee County Alabama on April 16, 1929, a son of the late John and Isabell Kitchens Tucker. Mr. Tucker was retired from the Weaving Department of Mt. Vernon Mills and the Trion Recreation Department Maintenance.

Surviving are daughter and son-in-law- Trena & Denny Strickland of Trion; son and daughter-in-law Ricky & Melinda Tucker of Summerville. grandchildren- Amy Strickland, Jason & Selena Tucker, step children- Robert Doyle Jones, Jr. of Ringgold, GA, Michael Anthony & Carol Jones of Summerville, Gregory Lynn Jones of Trion, Johnny DeWayne & Lisa Jones, Jr. of Batavia, ILL, Ikie & Mary Henderson of Summerville, Bobby & Sheila Nixon of Summerville, Billy & Jean Blackmon of Summerville.

Funeral services will be Thursday (October 28) at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. John Mann officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Mike Meers, Neal Meers, William Wyatt, Lynn Jones, Don Glass and Max Tucker. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Adult Sunday School Class of West Berryton Faith Temple. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5:00 till 7:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

MRS. JOHNNIE MAE FREEMAN MYERS of Hartwell, Georgia, formerly of Summerville, passed away Sunday morning in Hartwell, following an extended illness. She was born in McKinney, Texas on November 27, 1920 to the late John D. and Elizabeth Champion Freeman. Mrs. Myers graduated from Baylor School of Nursing with her Registered Nurse degree, where she met her future husband-Lieutenant Graves T. Myers, III-they were married Christmas Eve, 1941. Mrs. Myers was a member of the Summerville Presbyterian Church and was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter-the late Joyce Lynne Myers Wood, four sisters, and four brothers.

Surviving are son and wife-Graves T. (Susan) Myers, IV of Hartwell, GA.; former son-in-law-Don Wood of Severna Park, MD.; grandchildren-Andy Wood, Dr. Cindy Huffaker, Samuel Trenholm Myers, Elizabeth Manley; 6 Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 26th, at 11:00 A.M. from the Summerville Presbyterian Church with Rev. Paul Bayerl and Rev. Jan Rhodes officiating, interment in the Family lot of Trion Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Don Wood, Andy Wood, Dodd Huffaker, Trent Myers, Ryan Gravely, and Graves T. Myers, IV.
The Family will receive friends Tuesday at the Church from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of service.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mrs. Myers.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

MRS. MARY ELIZABETH GREEN BULLARD, age 88, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday (October 19, 2010) afternoon in a Rome hospital. A native Chattooga Countian She was born to the late John Marion and Appalonia Elizabeth Duncan Green on July 18, 1922. Mrs. Bullard was a member of Lyerly First Baptist Church and along with her husband, the late John H. Bullard, owned and operated Bullard Processing Plant, formerly on the Lyerly highway-Summerville. Mrs. Bullard was also preceded in death by a nephew- the late John W. Green.

Surviving are sisters’-in-law-Lucille Green of Summerville and Doris Bullard of Piedmont, AL.; nieces-Martha Calhoun, Joyce Williams, Nancy Crowe, and Debbie Jennings; nephews-Douglas Stephens, Ronnie Stephens, Alan Green, Bob Bullard, Dennis Bullard, Steve Bullard, and Bron Love.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 21st, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Rev. Tony Christie officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery. Active Pallbearers-Marc Green, Michael Green, Warren Stephens, Chris Stephens, Zane Williams, Wess Love, Steve Bullard, Dennis Bullard; Honorary Pallbearers the Adult Sunday School Class of Lyerly First Baptist Church, Jimmy Spence, Rethia Spence, Jamie Fowler, Ann Norton, and James Bennett. Visitation will be Thursday from 12 noon until the hour of service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the Family suggest contributions to the Lyerly Cemetery.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements .

Monday, October 11, 2010

Mr. Micheal Lynn Bryan, age 61, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday (October 8, 2010) in Savannah, Georgia. He was preceded in death by parents-James Howard and Evelyn Wheeles Bryan, son-David Hartline, sister-Brenda Crowe, and grandparents-Mr. & Mrs. Tinney Warren and Mr. & Mrs. Marvin Bryan.

Surviving are son-Kevin McDaniel of Centre, AL.; daughters-Deborah Susan Sanchez of LaFayette, Michelle McDaniel of Centre, AL., JoAnne McDaniel Bryan of Cedar Bluff, AL.; sister-Judy Carter of Menlo; brothers-Jimmy Bryan of Flizgerand, and Ronnie Bryan of Acworth; 13 Grandchildren; several Great Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, October 16th, at 1:00 P.M. CST from the Lake View Church in Cedar Bluff, AL. Visitation Saturday from noon until the hour for service.

Announcement for the Family by Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

MR. ROBERT L. BOWMAN, JR., age 83, of Perry Drive-Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday (October 8, 2010) evening in a Rome hospital. A native Chattoogaian He was born to the late Robert L. Bowman, Sr. and Foye Powell Bowman on May 27, 1927. Mr. Bowman was a member of Summerville First Baptist Church, a Veteran of WW II serving in the Marine Corps Aviation, and was retired Supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service in Summerville.

Surviving are brother & sister-in-law-Evan D. and Doris Bowman of Summerville; niece-Becky Burns of Rome; nephews-Randy & Kay Bowman and Tim Suzann Bowman all of Summerville; great nieces and nephews-Kyle Bowman, Haley Bowman, Jennifer Bowman, Kelsey Bowman, Jacob Bowman, & Will Bowman; great great niece & nephew-Madison Rogers, Talen, & Noah Bowman.

Funeral services will be held Monday (October 11th) at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Dr. Kenneth Summey officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Active Pallbearers Randy Bowman, Tim Bowman, Kyle Bowman, Jacob Bowman, Winfred Bowman, Will Bowman, Billy Gilreath, Buddy Gilley. Honorary Pallbearers-John Stubbs, Jr., Paul Hardeman, and Friends at Summerville First Baptist Church The Family will receive friends Sunday from 7 until 9 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

MRS. CLAUDINE WILSON FOWLER, age 91, of Hernando, Florida formerly of Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday, October 4, 2010, in Inverness, Florida. She was born in Lineville, Alabama to the late James Aubrey Wilson, Sr. and Lena Ada Eva Gibson Wilson on June 14, 1919. Mrs. Fowler was a member of the First Baptist Church of Hernando, Fl., retired retail sales clerk, and was preceded in death by her two husbands’ the late Ernest “Slim” Bowman and Fred Fowler, son-the late Ernest (Tony) Bowman, grandson the late Douglas Bush, and siblings-the late Gibson Waylen Wilson, the late Juanita Wilson, the late Ewert Wilson, the late James A. Wilson, Jr., and the late Lorenzo “Pete” Wilson.

Surviving are daughters-Judy (Don) Waggoner of Plainfield, Ind., Patricia (Gary) Headley of Inverness, Fl., and Myra (Neal) Wade of Hernando, Fl.; sisters-Maughee Evans of Trion, Montez Gladney and Joan Renslow both of Summerville; brother-Charles B. Wilson of Summerville; eight Grandchildren, ten Great Grandchildren, three Great Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Saturday (October 9th) at twelve noon from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Tim Evans officiating eulogy by Gary Headley; interment in Rosalee Cemetery, Rosalee, Alabama. Active Pallbearers Bryan Bowman, David Wade, Ken Strong, Brandon Bowman, and Jamey Renslow; Honorary Pallbearers Tom Strong, Billy Hyder, Scott Headley, Rex Evans, Mike Wilson, and Quinton Wilson. The Family will receive friends Saturday from 11:00 until the hour of service at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for MRS. CLAUDINE WILSON FOWLER.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

MRS. ANNE OGLESBY BENNETT, age 79, of Martin Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday afternoon, (September 28, 2010) in a Rome hospital. She was born in Walker County on August 18, 1931, a daughter of the late James Hamilton and Arvie Ellie Hartman Oglesby. Mrs. Bennett was secretary for sixty-one years for Bobby Lee Cook, attorney-at-law. She was preceded in death by her husband the late Archie B. Bennett on May 8, 1990, two brothers H. Lynn Oglesby and James Oglesby, and sister Juanita Oglesby Davis McCool. Mrs. Bennett was Past Matron and Secretary of Summerville Chapter Order of Eastern Star #434 and Grand Deputy of District 2; she was Secretary of the Chattooga Co. Democratic Association, and Secretary of the Summerville High School Alumni Association. On Law Day, May 7, 1990 Mrs. Bennett was presented the Liberty Bell Award by the Chattooga Co. Bar Association.

Survivors include one daughter, Marthanne Bennett Casey of Oak Ridge, TN; three sons, Richard Lynn Bennett of Lawrenceville, GA ; Archie B. “Skip” Bennett, Jr. of Canton, GA and J. Michael Bennett of Summerville. Nine Grandchildren: Amanda Lynne Bennett Lanham, Laci Deah Bennett, Michael Lance Bennett, Joshua Charles Bennett, Michael Caleb Bennett, Matthew Ryan Bennett, Joseph Michael Bennett, Jeffrey Alan Casey, II and William Bennett Casey. Three Great Grandchildren: Dominick Ladell Bennett, Drake Michael Hines and Roxanne Michelle Bennett. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 1, 2010, at 2:30 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Tom Russell officiating, eulogy by Bobby Lee Cook, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Lance Bennett, Josh Bennett, Caleb Bennett, Kevin Scoggins, Matthew Bennett, Joey Bennett, Dominick Bennett, Curtis Lanham and Jeffery Casey. Honorary Pallbearers Bobby Lee Cook, Rex Abernathy, Jon Payne, Bo Loggins, Albert Palmer, Lan Cordle, LaDon Lively, Michael Mack, Sutton Connelly, Ben Ballenger, and Order of Eastern Star Summerville Chapter #434. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6:00 till 9:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral home in charge of arrangements.
MR. PAUL BROOME, age 88, of Espy Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday (September 28, 2010) morning in the local nursing home. Mr. Broome was born in Fulton County, GA on January 10, 1922, a son of the late William Monroe and Ola Tinney Broome. He was a veteran of the U. S. Army, serving in World War II and was retired from Mt. Vernon-Riegel Mills. Mr. Broome was a member of Summerville First Baptist Church.

Surviving are his wife Mattie Lee Broome of Summerville; One daughter Peggy Tucker of Rome; Three sisters, Lou Ellen Durham and Pauline Davis of Summerville and Inez Hardeman of Douglasville, GA. One brother Tommy Broome of Lyerly. Five Grandchildren and Twelve Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2:00 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Dr. Kenneth Summey officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Roland Tucker, Wayne Durham, Ranny Broome, Lamar Smith, Eddie Burke, Bill DeBerry, Brad Lee and Norman Gaither. Honorary Pallbearers will be Members of the Baraca Sunday School Class of Summerville First Baptist Church. Visitation will be at the Funeral Home Wednesday evening from 6:00 till 8:00 p.m.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, September 27, 2010

MR. DAVID EUGENE GLASS, age 59, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday (September 27, 2010) in a Winchester, Tennessee hospital following an extended illness. A Trion, Georgia native He was born May 21, 1951 to Howard Glass and the late Frances Louise Crawford Glass. Mr. Glass was Church of God by Faith, formerly worked in the Security Department of Mt. Vernon Mills, and was in the U. S. Air Force, U.S. Army, and U.S. Army Reserve, serving in Viet Nam and Desert Storm. He was preceded in death by a son the late David Glass, Jr.

Surviving are His wife-Sherry Dee Glass; daughters-Shannon Lumley of Ames, Iowa and Ann Gruber of Cleveland, Tennessee, and Rebecca Sparks of Summerville; father-Howard Glass of Trion; sister-Elaine Miller of
Rome; brothers-Monroe Glass of Trion and Douglas Glass of FL.; Nine Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Benjamin Lumley officiating, interment in Chattanooga National Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Jason Gray, Stanley Gray, Keith Gray, Bobby Brown, Curtis Brown and Bud Anderson. Honorary Pallbearers Luke Brown, Caleb Gruber, Nathan Lumley, Matthew Lumley, Sam Gruber, Brandon Sparks, Benjamin Lumley and Garrett Gruber. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 5:00 till 9:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

MR. GRAVES T. MYERS, III, age 90, of Hartwell, Georgia former longtime resident of Summerville passed away Wednesday morning,(September 22, 2010) at his residence. A native of Summerville, Georgia Mr. Myers was born to the late Graves T. Myers, Jr. and Beatrice Thomas Myers on December 9, 1919. He was a member of the Summerville Presbyterian Church and was a U.S. Air Force Officer retiring in the rank of Colonel in 1963 after some 24 years of service. Mr. Myers was preceded in death by a daughter the late Joyce Lynn Wood.

Surviving are His loving wife-Johnnie Mae Freeman Myers; son-Graves T. Myers, IV of Hartwell, GA.; former son-in-law-Don Wood of Severna Park, MD.; grandchildren-Andy Wood, Dr. Cindy Huffaker, Samuel Trenholm Myers and Elizabeth Manley; 6 Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday (September 25th) at 11:00 A.M. from the Summerville Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jan Rhodes and Rev. Paul Bayerl officiating, interment in Trion Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Graves T. Myers, IV, Samuel Trenholm Myers, Andy Wood, Dodd Huffaker, and Ryan Gravley; Honorary Pallbearers will be Don Wood, Chris Manley, Jerry Robinson, and all other Nephews. Visitation will be Saturday at the Church from 10:00 A.M. until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers the Family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mr. Myers or his daughter Joyce Lynn Wood.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

MR. DAVID W. BRAMLETT, age 93, of Sloppy Floyd Lake Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday afternoon,(September 19, 2010) at his residence. Born on September 10, 1917 in Chattooga County, Georgia, Mr. Bramlett was a son of the late James Wesley and Mary Burgess Bramlett. He was retired from the Supply Room of Mt. Vernon-Riegel Mills and was preceded in death by his loving wife of 65 years Inez Brown Bramlett, and siblings Mary Ellen Bramlett Phillips, Julie Ann Bramlett Austin, Miles Bramlett, Farris Bramlett, Calvin Bramlett, and Emmett Bramlett, and 2 Nieces.

Surviving are daughter & son-in-law-Eleise & Ronald Blalock; son-Liborn Bramlett all of Summerville; grandchildren-Sharon Padgett and Melissa Cummings; step grandchildren-Walter & Allen Clark; several Great grandchildren, Great Great Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday (September 22nd) at 2:00 P.M. from the Wayside Baptist Church with Rev. Joel Smith, Rev. Jimmy Wilborn, Rev. Waydell Howell, and Rev. Don Knowles officiating, interment in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Jeremy Knowles, Tony Bearden, Howard Dillard, Gary Howell, Justin Howell, and Terry Bruce; Honorary Pallbearers will be Andrew Williams, Rev. Howard Odom, and all former Pastors of Wayside Baptist Church. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Tuesday from 6 until 8 P.M., at other hours Family will be at the residence of the daughter Eleise Blalock #379 Sloppy Floyd Lake Road-Summerville, Georgia.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mr. David W. Bramlett.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mr. James Walter (Jimmy) Duff, Jr., passed away at Floyd Medical Center on Tuesday, September 14, following five months of illness.

He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, on July 30, 1928, the son of the late James A. and Anna Bess Duff. He graduated in 1946 from Alcoa High School in Alcoa, Tennessee. Mr. Duff served in the National Guard during the Korean Conflict.

For over 50 years, Jimmy served the community as owner and operator of Duff’s Flowers and Gifts, selling the business and retiring in 1997. He was an active member and deacon of First Presbyterian Church, Summerville. A charter member, Mr. Duff was instrumental in the founding of the church in 1982, and the building construction in 1988.

Surviving are sisters, Ada Margaret Duff Elrod of Summerville and Jean Duff Goebel and husband, Wales Goebel, of Birmingham, Alabama; nephews Bill Elrod, Fayetteville, GA; Mike Goebel, Steve Goebel and Stan Goebel of Birmingham; great nephews Brandon Elrod, Rome, GA; Justin Goebel, Jordan Goebel, Birmingham, AL, and Dallas Goebel, Louisville, KY; great niece, Caitlyn Goebel of Atlanta, GA.

Services will be held at the First Presbyterian Church, Summerville, at 3:00 PM, Friday, September 17. Officiating will be Rev. Greg King and Rev. Wales Goebel. Pall bearers will be nephews and great-nephew, and friend and care-giver Wayne Ashley. Mr. Duff will be buried in Green Hills Memory Gardens.

The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service.



Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

MS. SARA ALEXANDER PHILLIPS, age 75, of Mahan Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday (September 4, 2010) at her residence. A native of Chattooga County, Georgia She was born to the late Thomas Earl and Belle Talbert Alexander on April 17, 1935. Ms. Phillips was a member of North Summerville Baptist Church and a Master Cosmetologist. For many years She coached girls softball, little league baseball, and basketball. She was preceded in death by a son the late James Stanley Perkins.

Surviving are daughters-Beth Bryant and Philana Robinson both of Summerville; sons and daughter-in-law-Bart & April Bryant of Cloudland and Kane Phillips of Rome; brother-Ernest Alexander of Lyerly; grandchildren-Heath Drennan, Kassie Smith, Jade Robinson, and Mallory Phillips; great grandchildren-Destinee Drennan and Jackson Drennan; special friends-Barry Williams, Maradith Budd, and Allen Neal; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Memorial service will be held Tuesday (September 7th) at 7:00 P.M. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Ricky Harris and Rev. Tom Russell officiating. The Family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 until the service hour at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Friday, August 27, 2010

MR. DAVID DWIGHT HARTLINE, age 41, of Little Egypt Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday (August 26, 2010) evening in Dalton, Georgia. Born in Jackson, Mississippi on March 26, 1969; he was a building contractor. Mr. Hartline was preceded in death by grandparents-Willie Luther Smith and Hattie Mae Smith.

Surviving are mother-Ann Hartline of Summerville; father-Jimmie Hartline ; daughter-Lashea Cline of Summerville; sons-Timothy Blalock of Dalton and Jefferson Hartline of Bay City, Texas; grandmother-Gladys Hartline of Summerville; brothers-Jimmy Hartline of Colorado, John Hartline of Tennessee, and Jeromie Hartline of Acworth; four Grandchildren.

Graveside service Monday (August 30th) at 11:00 A.M. in West Hill Cemetery with Minister Hugh Glaze officiating. Pallbearers-John Hartline, Jeromie Hartline, Randy Hartline, Jimmy Lee Hartline, Paul Busby, and Michael Leonard. Visitation will be Monday from 10 A.M. until service time at the funeral Home. In lieu of flowers Family request contributions for funeral expenses.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, August 16, 2010

MRS. MAGGIE S. MITCHELL, age 94, of Railroad Circle-Summerville, Georgia, Pennville Community, passed away Monday, August 16, 2010, at her residence. Born in Randolph County, Alabama on May 22, 1916; Mrs. Mitchell was preceded in death by her husband the late Harve Mitchell.

Surviving are 2 daughters-Linda York of Summerville and Shirley Austin of Subligna; sister-Louise Spears of LaGrange; 18 Grandchildren, several Great Grandchildren, Great Great Grandchildren, Nieces , and Nephews also survive.

Funeral +services were held Thursday (August 19th) at 4:00 P.M. From the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel wilt Rev. Tom Russell and Chaplin Dwight Wilson
officiating, interment in Pennville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Joey Mitchell, Dennis Mitchell, Jason Mitchell, Jimmy Mitchell, Keith Roulane, Clint Baldwin, Kevin Austin, and Scott Austin. Honorary Pallbearers Andy Wade, Jed Teems, Chris Crump, Lance Henderson, Heyman Hospice, Sonya Gall, Ray Mitchell, and Great Grandchildren.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

MRS. NELLIE CARTER of Orchard Hill Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday (August 11, 2010) afternoon at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Carter was born in Chattooga County on December 12, 1920, a daughter of the late Josh Lee and Mary Lou Busby Bennett, a retired textile worker with Best Mfg. Co., and was a member of South Commerce Church of Christ. Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by her husband the late Simon David Carter; two daughters- Caroline Carter and Linda Williamson; granddaughter, Heather Carter; great granddaughters, Brianna Carter and Mariah Carter; sister, Olene Bennett; brothers, Oscar Bennett and Buddy Bennett. To her children and all Family, she was the most loving and caring mother in all the world. We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful mother who was always there for us. She gave of herself not only to family, but to anyone she could be a help to. We thank God for letting her stay here almost 90 years and then taking her to her mansion in heaven.

Surviving are daughters: Ilene Sweet of Augusta, GA; Carol Sue Stiefel of Summerville; Debbie Carter and Mary Duke both of Rome; sons: David Henry Carter of Lavonia, GA; Willard Carter of Collinsville, AL; Jerry Johnston Carter and Paul Lee Carter both of Summerville; brother: Gene Bennett of Rome. Twenty One Grandchildren, Twenty Eight Great Grandchildren, Sixteen Great Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Saturday (August 14) at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Chaplin Neal Smith officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Casey Christol, Jerry L. Carter, Jeff Carter, Chris Carter, Steve Duke and Taylor Duke. Visitation will be Friday from 6:00 till 8:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, August 9, 2010

MRS. FRANCES ANDERSON COONS, age 85, of Old Hwy. #337-Menlo, Georgia passed away Monday (August 9, 2010) afternoon in the local nursing home. Born in Manchester, Georgia on May 2, 1925 to the late Brice and Bobbie Irene Colson Anderson. Mrs. Coons was a member of the Summerville First Baptist Church and retired telephone operator for Southern Bell. She was preceded in death by her husband the late Charles Raymond Coons, grandson-the late Jim McCarley, sisters-the late Gladys Groover and Mary Paxton, and brothers-the late Bud (Willie) and Freeman Anderson.

Surviving are daughter & son-in-law-Carol and Ken McCarley of Menlo; granddaughter & grandson-in-law-Kristy and David Parker of Lyerly; great grandsons-Seth Parker and Luke Parker; sister-Evelyn Anderson of Travares, FL.; several Nieces & Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday (August 11th) at 2:30 P.M. from graveside in Georgia Memorial Park, Marietta, Georgia, with Dr. Kenneth Summey officiating. The Family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 10:00 until 11:00 A.M.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, August 2, 2010

MR. HUGH LEE PLESS, Sr. age 79, of Cloudland, Georgia passed away Monday (August 2, 2010). A native of Chattooga County, Mr. Pless was born to the late Earnest Lee and Katie Lee Alexander Pless on November 28, 1930. He was a member of the Menlo First Baptist Church, a U.S. Army Veteran of Korea, and a retired building contractor. Mr. Pless was preceded in death by his wife the late Ruth (Sissie) Kiser Pless and a son the late Hugh Lee Pless, Jr.

Surviving are son-Barry Pless of Cloudland; brother-Joe Pless of Menlo; grandchildren-Justyn Pless, Cheyenne Pless, and Jeff Pless; Nieces and Nephews also survive.

The Family will receive friends Tuesday, August 3rd), from 6 until 8 P.M. at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home. A service will be held at a later date.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Hugh Lee Pless, Sr.

Friday, July 23, 2010

MR. HAROLD PICKLE, age 87, of Mahan Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday morning at his residence. He was born in Cherokee County, Alabama on September 25, 1922 to the late Tim and Emma Brady Pickle. Mr. Pickle was a member and Sunday School teacher of South Summerville Baptist Church. He was a D Day Veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division. Mr. Pickle was retired truck driver for Ragland Oil Company and was preceded in death by his wife the late Helen Rosebud Willingham Pickle, son-the late Billy Don Pickle, and brother-the late Wilburn Pickle.

Surviving are Grandchildren-Michelle & Todd Stricklin, Tim & Paulette Pickle, and Jason Pickle all of Summerville; Daughter-in-Law-Sarah Pickle Garrison; Great Grandchildren-Ali Finster, Lauren Finster, Tyler Pickle, Lindsey Stricklin, and Spencer Stricklin; Sisters-Maurene Wallin and Haynie Speer both of Summerville and Waynie Edge of Trion; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 25th, at 2:00 P.M. from the South Summerville Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Bryant officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden, with Military Honors by American Legion Shanklin-Attaway Post #5 of Rome. Active Pallbearers Phil McGuire, Jason Pickle, Tim Pickle, John Sterner, Jessie Bankson, and Ron Dunn; Honorary Pallbearers the Men’s Sunday School Class of South Summerville Baptist Church. The Family will receive friends at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home Saturday from 6 until 8 P.M. Flowers are enxepted or contributions may be made to Gideons International.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

MRS. PEGGY MAYNARD, age 75, of Bitttings Avenue-Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday, July 8, 2010, at her residence. A native of Chattooga County, Georgia She was born to the late Frank and Lula Josephene Chastain McGraw on March 4, 1935. She was a homemaker and attended the Church of God.

Surviving are husband-Thomas Maynard; daughter-Pam Henderson of Summerville; sons-Marty Middleton of Summerville and Joey Middleton of Trion; sisters-JoAnn Hughes of Summerville, Irene Horton of LaFayette, and Coleen Waits of Tampa, FL.; 12 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Service will be held at a later date.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Friday, June 25, 2010

MR. GERALD CAMPBELL, age 73, of Kennesaw, Georgia passed away Thursday, June 24, 2010) at his residence. A native of Trion, Georgia, Mr. Campbell was born to the late Andrew and Etta Mae Westbrook Campbell on January 8, 1937. He attended the Kennesaw United Methodist Church, was a U.S. Army Veteran, and was retired from General Motors Corporation.

Surviving are His wife-Peggy Colbert Campbell; sons-Phil Campbell and Todd Campbell both of Kennesaw and Torry Campbell of Acworth; sister-Edna Swanson of Summerville; Nine Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 27th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. G. J. Chandler officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers-Phil Campbell, Todd Campbell, Torry Campbell, Derek Colbert, and Matthew Owens. The Family will receive friends Saturday from 4 until 7 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

MRS. MATTIE LOU YOUNG, age 90, of Perry Road-Armuchee, Georgia passed away Monday (June 21, 2010) evening in a Rome hospital. Mrs. Young was born in Centre, Al. on October 3, 1919.

Surviving are sons, Dale Young and Steve Young, both of Armuchee. Four Grandsons: Michael Young, Mark Young, Jason Young and Adam Young, all of Armuchee. Five Great Grand Children: Skyler Young, Dylan Young, Destiny Young, Aaliyah Young and Clay Young, several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 24 at 2:00 p.m. from the Silver Hill Baptist Church with Dr. John Hayes officiating, interment in Bethel Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Jason Ware, Timothy Cook, Sam Brown, Mark Brown, Jimmy Riley and Johnny Riley. Visitation will be Wednesday evening from 6:00 till 8:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Mrs. Young will also lie in state at the Church Thursday from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

MR. JOHNNY WILLIAM TAPP, age 64, of Dogwood Circle-Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, June 19, 2010, evening at his residence. A native Chattooga Countian He was born to the late Charlie William and Bertha Baldwin Tapp on August 17, 1945. Mr. Tapp was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and retired fixer from Carron Mills in LaFayette. He was preceded in death by sister-the late Betty Slayton, brother-the late Horace Tapp, & grandson-Timothy Hall.

Surviving are His wife-Doris Tapp; daughters and spouse-Rebecca & Tim Hall, Faye Tapp Pruitt & fiancée-Tommy Johnson all of Summerville; brother-Charles Tapp of Calhoun; sister-Sara Wester of Summerville; grandchildren-Justin & Ashley Tapp, Alexis, Harley, & Tapanga Hall & Casey Beaver; great grandchildren-Colton & Braden Tapp, & Bailey Beaver; god children-Christy & Amanda Price & Kandy Elrod; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 22nd , at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Sanford Deberry, Jimmy Caldwell, and Ray Caldwell officiating, interment in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Justin Tapp, Tim & Rebecca Hall, Faye Tapp Pruitt, Tommy Johnson, Danny Kilgore, Jerry Caldwell, and Casey Beaver; Honorary Pallbearers Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Sisters-in-Law, Brothers-in-Law, Nurses and Staff of Country Side Hospice, Rachel Kilgore. The Family will receive friends Monday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Friday, June 4, 2010

MR. HENRY E. CHAPPELEAR, age 89, of Menlo, Georgia passed away Friday (June 4, 2010) at his residence. He was born to the late William Richard and Rosa Dell Estes Chappelear on November 5, 1920. Mr. Chappelear, a prominent Chattooga County Farmer, was a member of the Menlo United Methodist Church, a Veteran of WW II and was preceded in death by his wife the late Lena Mae Chappelear.

Surviving are sister-Helen Hudson of Rome; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Sunday (June 6th) at 2:00 p.m. from the Menlo United Methodist Church with Rev. J. B. McNeil officiating, interment in Green Hills Memory Gardens. . The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Saturday from 6 until 8 P.M., Mr. Chappelear will lie in state at the Church from 1:00 p.m. until the hour of service Sunday.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

MRS. FAYE BELLE JOHNSON, age 89, of Lake Wanda Reita Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday (June 2, 2010) evening in a Rome hospital. A native of Chattooga County, Georgia, She was born on June 26, 1920 to the late T. C. and Sally Warren Whitley. Mrs. Johnson attended the North Summerville Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband the late Ben F. Johnson, Sr. and a great granddaughter the late Bailey Henry.

Surviving are 2 daughters-Brenda Chambers of Summerville and Gail Henry of New Mexico; grandchildren-Donna Smith, Tim Henry, Donnie Henry, Amy Ward, and Mary Beth Morrison; ten Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, (June 5th) at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Russell officiating, interment in Berryton Cemetery, Active Pallbearers Mike Ward, Micah Hughes, Mason Hughes, Ray Lee, and Aubrey Newton.. The Family will receive friends Friday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

MR. RADY LAMAR GREEN, age 63, of Smith Rail Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday (May 23, 2010) in a Rome hospital. Mr. Green was born in Chattooga County, Georgia on September 14, 1946 to the late Leonard Green and Lois Dover Green who survives. He was a member of Berryton Baptist Church and was owner of Green Construction Company, and was preceded in death by a son the late Joey Green June 15, 1998.

Surviving are wife-Terresa Shipp Green; mother-Lois Green of Summerville; son-Marty Green of Summerville; sisters-Betty Pope of Menlo, Nancy Crider , Charlotte Woody, and Sadie Croy all of Summerville; Grand daughter-Marti Green; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 25th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Rutledge officiating, interment in Perennial Springs Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Brandon Croy, Brian Johnston, Olen Woody, Dewayne Green, Charlie Crabtree, and Brian Echols; Honorary Pallbearers-Jimmy Strickland, Tobe Morrison, Doyle Jones, Doug Tudor, Greg Hurley, Chris Blanks, and Don Johnston. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Monday from 6 until 8 P.M.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
MRS. JANNIE L. THOMAS McWHORTER, age 89, of West Hall’s Valley Road-Trion, Georgia passed away Saturday, May 22, 2010, in the local nursing home. A native of Walker County, Georgia, She was born to the late Jerry Elbert and Bessie Stowe Thomas on June 7, 1920. Mrs. McWhorter was a homemaker , member of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ, and was preceded in death by her husband the late Homer Dean McWhorter and siblings Martha Horn, Rolland Thomas, Billy Thomas, Gene Thomas, Joel “Dub” Thomas, and Jerry Thomas.

Surviving are two daughters and son-in-law-Pat Campbell of Trion and Linda and Benny Sprayberry of Summerville; six grandchildren-Lori McClure, Kevin Sprayberry, Alan Campbell, Karen Sprayberry Teague, Kim Sprayberry Nickolson, and Betsy Fisher; 18 Great Grandchildren; sister-Ressie Howell of Summerville; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Monday, May 24th, at 4:30 P.M. from Graveside in West Hill Cemetery at Trion, Georgia with Minister Hugh Glaze officiating. Active Pallbearers-Alan Campbell, Curry McClure, Cliff Fisher, Kevin Sprayberry, Jesse Teague, and Chris Nickolson; Honorary Pallbearers-Staff of Oak View Nursing and Rehab. Center and Adult Sunday School Class of Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Visitation will be Monday, May 24th, from 2 until 4 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

MRS. CLAUDIA ALENE McCONKEY, age 89, of Chattanooga, Tennessee formerly of Summerville, passed away Sunday (May 16, 2010) in a Chattanooga hospital. A native of Trion, Mrs. McConkey was born to the late Charles Gordon and Dollie Payton Lane. She was a member of South Commerce Church of Christ, retired from Best Mfg. Company in Menlo, and was preceded in death by Her husband the late William L. R. McConkey on October 3, 1995.

Surviving are daughters-Claudia Keeney of Chattanooga and Neena Smith of Harrison, Tenn.; son-Roger McConkey of Rome; sister-Mildred Wilkerson of Trion; brothers-Robert Lane of Summerville and Clarence Lane of Henagar, AL.; four Grandchildren-4 Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held from Graveside in Summerville Cemetery (Tuesday May 18) at 4:00 p.m. with Minister Tommy Broome officiating. Active Pallbearers will be Kevin Lester, Randy Smith, Lance McConkey and Roger McConkey, Jr.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

MRS. BEATRICE BROWN, age 75, of Williams Street-Lyerly, Georgia passed away Tuesday morning, May 11, 2010, at her residence. Born in Floyd County, Georgia on December 21, 1934 she was a daughter of the late James Clifford Mitchell and Mildred Carr Mitchell who survives. She was a member of Berryton Baptist Church and retired from the tufting department of Bigelow-Sanford.

Surviving are husband-Robert J. Brown; mother-Mildred Mitchell of Summerville; son & daughter-in-law-Stacey & Kristy Brown of Lyerly; grandchildren-Kendra Brown, Daniel Brown, Jeremiah Brown, and Zoie Brown; great grandson-Jax Brown; sisters-Sue Barosay, Ann Broyles, and Naomi Barnes all of Summerville; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 12th, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastors Howard Odum, Jimmy Bailey, and Frank McCrickard officiating, interment in Green Hills Memory Gardens. Active Pallbearers-Daniel Brown, Jeremiah Brown, Jeff Bailey, Darren Bailey, Charlie Brown, and Scott Smith; Honorary Pallbearers members of Trinity Baptist Church. The Family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 until 9 P.M. at the Funeral Home and Wednesday 2 until the hour of service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Monday, May 10, 2010

MS. SANDRA MITCHELL HENDERSON, age 64, of North Congress Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday (May 9, 2010) at her residence. A native Chattooga Countian, She was born in Trion, Georgia on May 25, 1945, to the late J. W. Mitchell and Harriett Cash Mitchell Carroll who survives. Ms. Henderson was Baptist by Faith and a self employed Caregiver.

Surviving are Her daughter-Amanda Rectenwald of Gadsden, AL.; mother-Harriett Carroll of Summerville; sisters-Judy Allmon and Becky Osby both of Summerville; grandchildren-Ethan Rectenwald and Lucas Rectenwald; niece- Julie Keen of Summerville; nephew-Be Jay Osby of Atlanta.

Graveside service Tuesday (May 11th) at 3:00 P.M. in Summerville Cemetery with Rev. Mickey Skates and Minister Tommy Broome officiating. Pallbearers – Jacob McGinnis, David Keen, Andy Cash, Preston Cash, Steve Osby, Charles Rectenwald, Larry Allmon and Jackie Cash.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

MR. JOHN MELTON OSBY, age 83, of Highland Avenue-Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 9, 2010, in the local nursing home. A native of Etowah County, Alabama He was born to the late Walter Richard and Nallie McClung Osby on February 28, 1927. Mr. Osby was retired from the Weaving Department of Mt. Vernon Mills, served in WW II in the U.S. Army PFC, and was preceded in death by His wife the late Gussie Lee Whitt Osby and a daughter the late Janie Kay Osby.

Surviving are daughter-Vickie Osby Austin; son-John S. Osby both of Summerville; 2 grandchildren-Be Jay Osby of Atlanta and Matt Austin of Summerville; special friends-Lawrence Broome and Greg Hughes, who’s acts of kindness and assistance were like sons to Mr. Osby.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

Friday, May 7, 2010

MRS. BARBARA S. HEROD, age 68, of Wildlife Lake Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday (May 7, 2010) morning in a Rome hospital. Mrs. Herod was born in Gaylesville, Alabama on October 15, 1941 to the late Cecil Cleveland Battles and Gertha Lee Gilbert Battles who survives. Baptist by Faith She was in retail sales for many years. She was preceded in death by a brother the late Charles Battles.

Surviving are husband-Donnie Herod; mother-Gertha Lee Battles; sons and spouses, Eddie & Robin Herod of Summerville and Richie & Maggie Herod of Rock Springs, GA.; sisters-Frances Boggs of Shadydale, GA., Thelma Day of Lexington, GA., Mary Jo Pate and Katie Lawhorn both of Butler, GA.; brothers-Buddy Battles of Butler, GA. and Larry Battles of Ranger, GA.; grandchildren-Ethan Herod, Dylan Herod, and Hannah Parrish; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be held Sunday (May 9th) at 2:00 P.M. from Graveside in Summerville Cemetery with Rev. Ken Westmoreland officiating; there will be no visitation. The Family request no food and no flowers and suggest contributions to Gideons International or the Church of your choice.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

MRS. CHRISTINE HAWKINS FOX, age 62, of Hwy. #114-Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday (April 25, 2010) afternoon at her residence following an extended illness. Mrs. Fox was born to the late Howard and Mae Johnnie Umphurs Hawkins on July 16, 1947. She was a member of Dry Valley Baptist Church and was retired from Oak View Nursing & Rehab. Center.

Surviving are daughter & son-in-law-Melissa & David Adams of Summerville; son & daughter-in-law-Todd & Kristy Fox of Cartersville; grandsons-Justin Adams & Casey Adams of Summerville, granddaughters-Charleston Fox and Annabeth Fox of Cartersville; brother-Randy Hawkins of Summerville; special care giver-Terry Lynn Ozment of Summerville.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday (April 29th) at 11:00 A.M. from the Dry Valley Baptist Church with Pastor Jimmy Weaver and Pastor Terry Shores officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Active Pallbearers Lamar Pettyjohn, Barry Woods, Hoyt Ballinger, Sammy Tapp, Mike Woods, Steve Morrison; Honorary Pallbearers will be Solomon’s Porch Sunday School Class of Dry Valley Baptist Church. The Family will receive friends at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home Tuesday from 6 until 8 P.M.; at other hours the Family will be at the residence of the daughter Melissa & David Adams #2340 Hwy #144-Summerville. Mrs. Fox will also be in state at the Church Wednesday from 10 A.M. until the hour of service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.
MR. CHARLES WILLIAM MITCHELL, age 78, of #56 Mitchell Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday (April 25, 2010) in a LaFayette nursing home. A native Chattoogaian He was born to the late William Jessie and Mabel Rebecca Norman Mitchell on January 31, 1932. Mr. Mitchell was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Tabernacle, retired from the Lab of Inland Container, a U.S. Navy Veteran of Korea, and a member of Chattooga Lodge #704 F & AM. He was preceded in death by his wife the late Maudie Lee Mitchell.

Surviving are daughter-Debbie K. Mitchell Whaley of Summerville; grandson-Donavon Whaley of Summerville; step children-Kenneth C. & Renita Tucker of Summerville and Shirley Ann Waters of Rome; step grandchildren-Kenneth Tucker, Adam Waters, Michelle Waters-Baty; great granddaughter-Kaitlyn Baty.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Bobby Walston officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers-Donavon Whaley, Adam Waters, Kenneth C. Tucker, Kenneth N. Tucker, Donald Whaley, and Aaron Waters; Honorary Pallbearers Joe Cox, Sewell Cash, and the Staff of Shepherd-Hill Nursing Home. Visitation is Tuesday from 12 noon until the funeral hour. Flowers are accepted or contributions to the Alzheimer Association.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

MRS. KATHRYN G. COLLINS, age 77, of Henagar, Alabama formerly of Summerville, passed away Thursday (April 22, 2010) morning at her residence. Born in Trion, Georgia on January 15, 1933, She was a daughter of the late John and Myrtle Holloway Hunter. Mrs. Collins was Church of God by Faith and retired from the preparation department of Mt. Vernon Mills. She was preceded in death by husband the late Alton Collins, sisters-the late Totsi Hunter, Lola Hunter, Mattie Priest Ledford, and Madlane Edgeworth Ledford brothers-the late Check Ledford, Hydress Ledford, and John Hunter- Granddaughter, the late Tosha Darlene Collins.

Surviving are daughter-Liz Hawkins of Henagar, Al.; sons-Donald Collins, Ronald Collins, Jimmy Collins all of Summerville, and Steve Collins of Gaylesville, Al.; sister-Carolyn Brown Hunter of Ider, Al.; brother-Gordon Hunter of Broometown, Al.; 23 Grandchildren, 38 Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Saturday (April 24) at 3:00 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. John Mann officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be T. J. Hawkins, Jeremiah Hawkins, Joshua Collins, Andrew Collins, Mark Collins and Allen Collins. Honorary Pallbearers will be Nephews and members of West Berryton Faith Temple. Mrs. Collins will be in state at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home Friday where the family will receive friends from 6:00 till 8:00 p.m.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

MR. CLYDE W. HENDERSON, age 64, of Henderson Road-Trion, Georgia passed away Saturday (April 17, 2010) morning in a Rome hospital following a sudden attack. He was born in Trion, Georgia to the late Wallace and Eunice Henderson on October 2, 1945. Mr. Henderson was a member of Trion First Baptist Church, member and Past Master of Chattooga Lodge #704 F & AM, and worked for WalMart at the LaFayette store.

Surviving are wife-Beverly Roberts Henderson; daughter and spouse-Missy and Tim Sterner of Jacksonville, Fl.; son and spouse-Kelly & Tina Henderson of Trion; grandchildren-Brooke Sterner, Brynn Sterner, Danielle Henderson, Elizabeth Henderson, & Matthew Henderson; step grandchildren-Josh and Autumn Hampton.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday (April 20th) at 11:00 A.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Cordell officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery with Masonic Rites rendered by Chattooga Lodge #704 F & AM. Active Pallbearers Larry Parker, Rayburn Mitchell, Tim Pierce, John Sterner, Danny Helms, and Ken Knight; Honorary Pallbearers will be all Masons. The Family will receive friends Monday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Friday, April 16, 2010

MRS. FANNIE MAE HUNTER, age 88, of Rocky Hollow Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday (April 15, 2010) afternoon in the local nursing home. A Chattooga County native She was born to the late Roy Clinton and Hattie Lemuel Veatch Allmon on May 1, 1921. Mrs. Hunter was a member of Midway Baptist Church, retired from Reigel Textile Corporation, and was preceded in death by her husband the late John Hunter on July 9, 2005.

Surviving are daughters and spouses-Kathleen Moon of Rome, Patricia & Delmer Williams of Leesburg, FL., and Sandra & Mike Richardson of Rutledge, GA.; 7 Grandchildren, 14 Great Grandchildren, 6 Great Great Grandchildren; special step great grandson Anthony Moon & wife Becka; 9 Step Grandchildren, 21 Step Great Grandchildren, 12 Step Great Great Grandchildren; sisters-Nellie B. Davenport of Summerville and Margaret Knight of Atlanta; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday (April 18th) at 4:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Kyle Graham officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Grandsons. Visitation will be Saturday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Friday, April 9, 2010

MS. BENITA LANGFORD, age 86, of Allen Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday, April 09, 2010, in a Rome hospital. Born in Gordon County, Georgia on August 7, 1923, She was a daughter of the late Arch and Arrie Beck Reed. Ms. Langford was an accountant for the former Jackson Chevrolet and the former Garnett’s Furniture Store in Summerville later was a substitute school teacher. She was a member of Summerville First Baptist Church and the Dorcas Sunday School Class of the Church. Preceding Her in death was 2 sisters Sallie Reed and Annie Ruth Reed Waddell.

Surviving are sister-Catherine Van pelt Miller of Summerville; nieces and nephews-Kathy Vanpelt Brown of Summerville who was Her caregiver for many years, Lynn Hawkins of S.C., Peggy Waddell, Joan Waddell, Judy Waddell, Janie Lou Waddell, Jackie Waddell, Johnny Waddell, Jimmy Waddell; special friend & angel Virginia Barkley.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 13th, at 2:00 P.M. from the Summerville First Baptist Church with Dr. Paul Mason and Dr. Kenneth Summey officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Gordon Allen, Dale Martin, Eugene McGinnis, James Alred, Joseph Jackson, and Mike Poole; Honorary Pallbearers Dorcas Sunday School Class of Summerville First Baptist Church, former employees of Jackson Chevrolet, Harold Jackson, Vernon Hayes, Pat Nix, and Elaine Martin. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1:00 P.M. until 2 P.M. at Summerville First Baptist Church.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.
MRS. GLENNA JO KOONCE, age 72, of Back Berryton Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday (April 8, 2010) evening in a Rome hospital. She was born in Walker County, Georgia on May 30, 1937, a daughter of the late Glen and Julia Frances Frye Stewart. Prior to retirement Mrs. Koonce was a medical assistant for Dr. H. A. Goodwin. She was preceded in death by Her husband the late G. W. Koonce on July 7, 2007 and a sister the late Frances Elaine Hartline.

Surviving are daughters-Sandra Grady of Cumming, Donna Bishop of Calhoun, Kathy Morrell of Melbourne, FL., and Arliss Scruggs of Summerville; son: Michael Chandler of Trion; step-sons-Kenny Koonce and Greg Koonce both of Summerville; grandchildren-Brian Chandler, Leigh Milam, Jamie Rollins, Matt Hayes, Zach Bishop, Lindsey Morrell, Matthew Morrell, and Julia Scruggs; 10 Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews .

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2:00 P.M. from Graveside in Greenhills Memory Garden with Pastor Tommy Pledger officiating. Visitation will be Saturday from 4 until 6 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

MRS. RACHEL PAULINE LANEY, age 84, went to be with the Lord Thursday (April 8, 2010). She resided at #31 Curran Street, Summerville, Georgia. Mrs. Laney was born to the late Walter and Ruby Abercrombie Collum in Cherokee County, Georgia on November 11, 1925. She was a wonderful, loving mother and homemaker, and was preceded in death by her husband the late Thomas Charlie Laney, daughter-Verdice Laney, sisters-Ethel Collum, Inez Peacock, and Nellie McGuire. She was a Christian in the body of Christ at South Commerce Church of Christ. She will be greatly missed by her family who loved her very much.

Surviving are five children-Linda Wooten of Summerville, Delvia & Bill Streets of Augusta, Darlene Hughes of Summerville, Rex Laney and Walley Laney both of Summerville; 10 Grandchildren, 16 Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday (April 10th) at 12:00 noon from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Minister Tommy Broome officiating interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Grandsons.
Visitation will be Saturday from 10 A.M. until the service hour at the funeral home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
MR. MAX ROBERT COOPER, age 78, of College Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday (April 8, 2010) at His residence. A native Chattoogaian He was born to the late Zera M. and Martha Evelyn Bohannon Cooper on August 30, 1931. Mr. Cooper was a member, Elder , and Adult Sunday School Teacher of Trion Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Was retired papermaker from Inland Container-Rome after 31 years of service and a member of Floyd Springs Lodge F & AM, Rome Shrine Club, Yaarab Shrine Temple, and Rome Commandery #8. He was preceded in death by siblings-Vernon Cooper, Willie Cooper, Louise Copeland, and Sidney Cooper.

Surviving are wife-Irene Cooper; daughters-Debbie Cooper of Eagle River, Alaska, Sharon Cooper of Rome, Patti Smith of Summerville; grandchildren-Eric Thomas of Alaska, Jason Thomas of New Mexico, Shannon Cooper of Rome, Blake Thomas of Alaska, Matthew Smith of Atlanta; six Great Grandchildren; sister-Rachel Dillard of Summerville; several Nieces and Nephews.

Memorial service will be held Sunday, April 18th, at 1:30 P.M. from the Trion Evangelical Presbyterian Church with Dr. William Flanagan officiating

In lieu of flowers Family suggest contributions to the Masonic Childrens Home of Gideons International.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

MRS. BETH MARTIN BARKLEY, age 90, of Lyerly Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday (April 6, 2010) evening in a Rome hospital. She was born in Calhoun, Georgia on April 20, 1919 to the late Rev. J. A. Smith and Dora Pass Smith. She was a member of South Summerville Baptist Church and was owner/operator of the former Finland Pet Store of Summerville. She was preceded in death by husbands the late Holland B. Martin and the late J. C. Barkley, granddaughter-the late Laurie Diane Martin.

Surviving are daughters and spouse-Dorene & Bobby White of Dalton and Mary E. Martin of Summerville; son and spouse-Rev. Sidney & Marsha Martin of Norwood, N.C.; grandchildren-Susan & Scott Griffin, Gregg & Pam Martin, Tracy & Bill Grissett, and Stacy & Nick Beason; 8 Great Grandchildren; brother-James E. Smith of Decatur; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday (April 9th) at 1:30 P.M. from the South Summerville Baptist Church with Rev. Sidney Martin and Rev. David Craven officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers-Bob Blackwell, Don Blackwell, Gary Blackwell, Danny Ray Blackwell, Ronnie Jones, Mike Smith, and Melvin Capps; Honorary Pallbearers members of the Glory Bound Sunday School Class of South Summerville Baptist Church. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

MR. LAWRENCE D. POWELL, age 82, of Mentone, Alabama passed away Saturday (March 27, 2010) at his residence following an illness. A native of Cherokee County, Alabama He was born to the late Albert Hinton and Mary Jones Powell on July 18, 1927. Mr. Powell was a member of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and was retired from the card room of Mt. Vernon/Riegel Mills. He was preceded in death by six siblings-the late Katherine Cavin, Mary Nell Langston, Lois Boydston, Francis Cavin, Madelyn Downer, and Houston Powell.

Surviving are daughters-Kay Sentell and Margie Saine; son-Dwight Powell all of Mentone; brother-in-law-Owen Langston of Chattanooga; seven Grandchildren, twelve Great Grandchildren, two Great Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

Friday, March 26, 2010

MRS. SUE YOUNGBLOOD, age 64, of Mahan Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday (March 25, 2010) evening at her residence. A native of Chattooga County, Georgia she was born to the late Herman and JoAnn Ledford Hunter on June 6, 1945. Mrs. Youngblood was preceded in death by her husband the late Tommy Youngblood and daughter the late Susan Reena Owens.

Surviving are daughters-Jane Sims and Tammy Grogan both of Summerville and Stephanie Owens of Menlo; son-Johnny Padgett; sister-Syble Miller of Summerville; brothers-Lee Fountain and Junior Hunter both of Summerville; several Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews also survive.

Memorial service will be held Sunday 2:00 P.M.(March 28th) from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Junior Evans officiating, inurnment in Summerville Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers will be the nurses of Heyman Hospice.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

MR. JACK DOYLE WARREN, age 58, of Milton Drive-Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday afternoon at his residence. A Summerville native Mr. Warren was born to the late Jack Warren and Ann Abernathy Warren Martin who survives. Jack was an LPN working in Trion, Chattooga, and Northwest Regional Hospitals before retirement.

Surviving are mother and step father-Ann Abernathy and Bill Martin of Summerville; sister-Brenda Bearden of Summerville; brother-Billy Martin, Jr. of Summerville; aunt-Pam Dennis of Summerville; several Nieces and Nephews; special friend-Marie Sutton of Rockmart.

Memorial services were held Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Tommy Pledger officiating.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

MRS. VIRGINIA SPAIN BULLARD, age 77, of Saratoga Way-Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday morning at Her residence. Born in Summerville, Georgia on November 25, 1932 she was a daughter of the late Jimmie and Gertrude Norton Spain. Mrs. Bullard was a member of Lyerly First Baptist Church, was retired from the tufting department of Georgia Rug Mill, enjoyed part time teaching and was preceded in death by Her husband the late Bennie L. Bullard on January 28, 1990 and an infant son the late Kenneth Bullard on July 24, 1951.

Surviving are daughter & son-in-law Debbie and Kenneth Jennings of LaFayette; sons & daughters-in-law Dennis & Lisa Bullard and Steve & Mary Katherine Bullard all of Summerville; Grandchildren and spouses: Ken and Terri Jennings, Stephen and Jessica Jennings, Chris and Ashley Bullard and Charlie Bullard; five Great Grandchildren; sister-Phyllis Spain of Summerville; brother & sister-in-law Douglas & Allene Spain of Subligna; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 12 noon from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Waydell Howell and Rev. Kenneth Jennings officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Adam Spain, Carey Maney, David Fletcher, Sr., David Fletcher, Jr., Larry Norton and Travis Young. Honorary Pallbearers will be friends and neighbors of Saratoga Apartments. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the Funeral Home. The family requests no flowers and suggests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, Gideons International or the charity or church of your choice.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
MRS. BESSIE MAE EDWARDS, of Summerville, Georgia died Saturday, March 6, 2010. Born in Walker County Georgia on May 17, 1931 she was a daughter of the late Buel and Mary Etta McWhorter Hollis.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law: Vickie & Ron Fisher of Summerville, Pam & Charles Carnes of Villanow; son and daughter-in-law Rodney & Ebeth Edwards of Villanow; sister-Jean Huggins of Summerville; two brothers and spouse: Clarence and June Hollis of South Carolina and Max Hollis of Trion; 6 grandchildren and spouses:Cliff and Betsy Fisher, Nikki Fisher, Lee and Jeremy Sentell, Anna Edwards, Samatha Edwards and Ty Edwards; 6 Great Grandchildren.

Graveside service will be Sunday at 4:30 P.M. in West Hill Cemetery with Minister Ron Fisher officiating. The Family request no food or flowers and suggest contribution to the Food Pantry at www.aaccwecare.com and in note section put for Bess Edwards or the animal shelter of Humane Society. Visitation will be Sunday forom 2 P.M. Until hour of service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Friday, March 5, 2010

MR. PAUL SMITH, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday (March 5, 2010) evening in a Rome hospital. Native of Eatonton, Georgia He was born to the late James Paul Smith, Sr. and Willie Lee trotter Smith on August 18, 1922. Mr. Smith was a member, Deacon, and former Treasurer of Lyerly First Baptist Church, a Veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and was former Supervisor of the shipping department of Bigelow-Sanford Georgia Rug Mill. He was preceded in death by His wife the late Mary Louise Hall Smith on August 18, 2004.

Surviving are nieces-Martha Ann Smith of Cartersville and Mary Hall DeFoor of Resaca; nephews-Johnny Martin Smith of San Diego, CA. and Herman Hall, Jr. of Ringgold; great nieces and great nephews-Myranda Stephews of Douglasville, Matthew DeFoor of Loflin AFB, TX., Hailey Hall, and Hannah Hall of Ringgold; great great nephew-Henry Stephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 7th) at 3:30 P.M. from the Lyerly First Baptist Church with Pastor James Baird officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery. Active Pallbearers-Homer Sewell, Herman Hall, Jr., Justn Stephens, Harold Ragland, Dan DeFoor, and Jeff Baggett; Honorary Pallbearers Deacons and Johnny Bryant Sunday School Class of Lyerly First Baptist Church. Visitation will be Saturday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
MRS. JO WOODS, age 88, of Rome, Georgia formerly of Summerville passed away Friday evening in a Rome hospital. Mrs. Woods was born in Snow Springs, Georgia on July 16, 1921 to the late Joseph and Sarah Ann Hughes Wood. She was a Homemaker and a Member of the Summerville First United Methodist Church, and was preceded in death by her husband the late William g. Woods.

Surviving are daughters and son-in-law-Ann & Bill White of Hillsboro and Brends Hayes of Rome; granddaughter and spouse-Dana E. and Lance Davis of Hillsboro, TN.; great grandsons-Will Davis and Ben David of Hillsboro, TN.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:30 P.M. from the Greenhills Memory Garden with Rev. Jodie Brock officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 12 noon unti time of service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

MRS. TRESSIE WILMA BRYANT, age 80, of Spring Creek Road-Trion, Georgia passed away Wednesday (March 3, 2010) evening in a Rome hospital following an illness. Born in Center, Alabama on October 15, 1929, She was a daughter of the late Marvin Thomas and Allie Ozelle Mitchell Collins. Mrs. Bryant was Baptist by Faith, retired from health care, and was preceded in death by her husband the late Roy T. Bryant, Sr.

Surviving are daughters-Betty Wain of Gadsden, Al., Lillian Hendrie and Charlene Elan both of LaFollette, Il., Janice Luallen of Summerville, Barbara Hudgins of Trion, Madelyn George of Summerville, Teresa Bryant of Atlanta, Charlotte Bryant of Trion, Kay Kendrick of LaFayette, Marie Beason of Trion, Darlene Hughes of Summerville; sons-Johnny Thornton of Gadsden, Al., Roy T. Bryant, Jr. of Summerville, William Thomas Bryant of Summerville, and Ricky Bryant of Trion; sister-Elaine Collins of Summerville; brothers-Truman Ray Collins and Roy Collins both of Summerville, and Lamar Collins of Rome; forty one Grandchildren, eighty Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday (March 6th) at 1:00 P.M. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Walter Morgan officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Allen Lowe, Robert Warren, Chris Wade, Tommy Edwards, Bud Bryant, Clay Brown; Honorary Pallbearers Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren. The Family will receive friends Friday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home; at others hours Family may be contacted at residence of a daughter Marie Beason #4641 Spring Creek Road-Trion.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

MR. JERRY RAYMOND KIRBY, age 71, of Sunset Drive-Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday (February 27, 2010) evening at his residence following an extended illness. A lifetime resident of Chattooga County, Georgia He was born to the late George Sidney Kirby and Ruby Lee Phillips Kirby who survives. Mr. Kirby attended the North Summerville Baptist Church, was retired auto body repairman, and a Veteran of the U. S. Marines Corps. He was preceded in death by a sister, the late Sara MacArthur and brothers the late L.M. “Bud” Kirby and Donald Wayne Kirby.

Surviving is His wife of 52 years-Barbara Bearden Kirby; mother-Ruby Phillips Kirby of Summerville; daughters and spouses-Kimberly Kay and Paul A. Smith of Nashville, TN., Kristy K. and Kalen Colbert of LaFayette, and Kerry Ketrine Kirby of Summerville; son and spouse-Kelly Kennon and Lou Ann M. Kirby of Tuson, AZ.; sisters-Dorothy Haney of Valley Head, AL., Kathryn Gravitt of Ft. Oglethorpe, Patricia Kirby of Summerville, Edith Lunsford of Summerville, Linda Langston and Linda Fowler both of Rome; grandchildren-Desiree Carver, Celsea McCann, Bethany McCann, Benjamin McCann, and Kassidy Kirby; great grandchildren-Addison McGuire and Aaden McGuire; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Memorial service will be held Tuesday (March 2nd) at 5:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastors Tom Russell and Jimmy Bryant officiating. The Family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday from 3 until the hour of service. The Family requests no flowers and suggest contributions to United Hospice of Rome, 315 W. 10th St.-Rome, GA.-30165, American Cancer Society, or the Lung Association.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Friday, February 19, 2010

MR. JOHN CROY, JR., age 81, of Summerville, formerly of Rome, Georgia passed away Friday afternoon in a Rome hospital. He was born in Floyd County, Georgia on January 1, 1929 to the late John Croy, Sr. and Lillie Towell Croy. He was Baptist by Faith.

Surviving are sister-Bessie Sue Wooten of Rome and nephew-Eric Wooten of Summerville.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 22nd, from Graveside in West Hill Cemetery with Minister Glaze officiating. His Family will receive friends Monday from 10 A.M. until time for service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.
MR. Wayne Groce, age 83, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday, February 19, 2010, in a Rome hospital following an extended illness. A native Chattooga Countian, He was born to the late Charles Donald and Vera Josephine Stephenson Groce on January 6, 1927. Mr. Groce was a member of Summerville First Baptist Church, Deacon, and sang in the choir for forty years. He was also former Choir Director for South Summerville Baptist Church. He was the last surviving member of the Homeland Harmony Quartet, singing lead in 1951 through 1953. Mr. Groce sang at the Bill Gather Homecoming honoring the Homeland Harmony Quartet. He played pitcher, outfielder, and third baseman in the Georgia Textile Baseball League later coaching Little League baseball and softball. Was the former owner/operator of Summerville Pure Oil Service Station, was retired agent for American General Life & Acc. Ins. Co. Wayne enjoyed hunting, was an avid quail hunter, and a Veteran of WW II serving in the U. S. Army.

Surviving are His wife-Mary Elizabeth Groce; sons-Tim and Becky Groce, Don & Teresa Groce all of Summerville and Dan and Linda Groce of Fayetteville, GA.; sister-Joyce Parker; brother-Steve Groce both of Summerville; grandchildren-Brad & Kari Groce of Calhoun, Matthew Groce of Rome, Natlie & Jacob Williams of Calhoun, Whitney Groce of Fayetteville, Jared Groce of Summerville, and Daniel Groce of Fayetteville; 6 Great Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 22nd, at 2:00 P.M. from the Summerville First Baptist Church with Dr. Paul Mason and Dr. Kenneth Summey officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers-Brad Groce, Matthew Groce, Jarod Groce, David Groce, Jacob Williams, and Ben Groce; Honorary Pallbearers the Seekers Sunday School Class of Summerville First Baptist Church, Evon Woods, Amanda Driver, Sherry Carter, and Penny Cavin. Visitation is Sunday from 4 until 6 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, February 8, 2010

MR. STANLEY MOORE (STAN) WILLINGHAM, age 51, of Fish Hatchery Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away unexpectedly Sunday (February 7, 2010).
A native Chattooga Countian He was born on September 19, 1958 to the late Babe Lee Willingham and Shirley Ann Moore Willingham who survives. Mr. Willingham was employed by Farmers’ Furniture and formerly the Packing Department of Mt. Vernon/Riegel Textile.

Surviving are daughters-Amber Dover and Melissa Milan both of Lyerly; son-Adam Willingham of Summerville; mother-Shirley Willingham of Summerville; sisters & brothers-in-law-Le Ann & Bobby Mitchell of Cartersville and Fran & Tom Jones of Forsyth; brother & sister-in-law-Britt & Jan Willingham of Summerville; grandchildren-Nathan & Braden Willingham, Dylan & Daniel Dover; Nieces & Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday (February 10th) at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Hurley officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Active Pallbearers Lee Mitchell, Russ Mitchell, Jeff Smith, Sid Witt, Randy Ledford, and Rick Camp; Honorary Pallbearers the old Packing Department of Mt. Vernon/Riegel, members of Trion Golf Club, and former team mates. Visitation will be Wednesday from 11 A.M. until the hour of service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Mrs. Emma Maxine Strange age 76, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday morning, February 2, 2010, at her residence. A native of Chattooga County, Georgia she was born to the late Lewis and Gertrude Ray Helton on November 29, 1933 and was a member of Berryton Baptist Church. Mrs. Strange was preceded in death by her son Ricky Strange, sisters-Pauline Bridges and Virginia Harris, brothers-Alvin Helton, Buck Helton, and Hobby Helton.

Surviving are two daughters Pat Brison of Lilburn and Sara Strange of Summerville; Four sons, Lewis Strange of Trion, Marty Strange of Duluth, Bobby Lee Strange of Birmingham, Al, and John Strange of Fort Oglethorpe; One sister Carol Davis of Berryton; Two Brothers Harold Helton of Berryton and Wayne Helton of Pennville; Four Grandsons, Clint Strange, Bo Brison, Alex Brison and Justin Strange; Six Granddaughters, Paula Schumacher, Emily Kendall, Shelley Strange, Jessica Hudson, Tara Cruise and Lea Hamilton; Eight Great Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday(February 3rd) at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Megan Strange and Pastor Mickey Skates officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 P.M. until the hour of service. Active Pallbearers will be Clint Strange, Bo Brison, Justin Strange, Alex Brison, Kenny Kendall, and Pierre Hudson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Country Side Hospice and Tonya Dawson. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

MRS. MARY ANN PESTERFIELD, 83, of Summerville, Georgia died Saturday, January 30, 2009, morning in a Rome hospital, while surrounded by her loving family and friends. Born in Summerville, Georgia on February 22, 1926, the daughter of the late Mr. & Mrs. William King, Sr. She was graduated from Georgia State College for Women and taught 4th grade at Summerville Elementary School for 30 years. She received her Masters of Education from the University of Georgia, and was honored as Chattooga County Star Teacher in 1971. In 1975 she married E.C. Pesterfield, Sr. who preceded her in death June , 1991. Mrs. Pesterfield was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Iota Chapter, Chattooga County Retired Teachers Association and Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church, Trion, Georgia.

Survivors include son-Thomas E. Neal, Athens; step daughter-Mrs. Kirk (Anne Pesterfield) Krueger, Trion; step son-J. David Pesterfield, Florida; nieces-Betsy King Dellenback and Mrs. Malcolm (Lucy King) Lee, Summerville, & Mrs. Marvin (Mary King) Czentnar, Rome; sister-in-law-Mrs. John William (Elliott) King, Jr., Summerville; her brother, John William King, Jr. and step son, E. Charles Pesterfield, Jr. preceded Her in death. Grandchildren, Mrs. Douglas (Lyn Pesterfield) Murajda, Boiling Springs, S.C., Susanne Pesterfield, and Margaret Pesterfield, Atlanta, and William Krueger and Anna Krueger, Chapel Hill, N.C. Great Grandchildren-Jessica Pesterfield, Atlanta and John Savor, Boiling Springs, S.C.; six Great Nieces, Three Great Nephews, one Great Great Niece, and five Great Great Nephews also survive. Mrs. James (Elizabeth King) Abney is her one surviving first cousin.

Mrs. Pesterfield loved being surrounded by the laughter and joy of her numerous great (and great great) nieces and nephews and always encouraged them to enjoy life’s blessings and to do their best as they followed their dreams. Her love of nature was evidenced by the many birds attracted to her homes in Gore and in Summerville. The following gentlemen have been asked to serve as active pallbearers Adam Burdick, J Norris, John Oxford, James King Abney, Rob Dellenback, and Kelly Jordan; honorary pallbearers-James R. (Bud) Jackson, Sam Jones, and David Jones.

Family and extended family will receive friends at 1:00 P.M. prior to the service and Celebration of Life at 2:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 31, 2010, at Earle RainwaterFuneral Home with Rev. Stephanie Pace, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Trion presiding. Margaret-Elliotte Czentnar, great niece, will provide a trumpet prelude and special music selected for the service by Mrs. Pesterfield. Interment will follow at Summerville Cemetery. The Family respectfully request in lieu of flowers that memorial contributions be made to St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Trion, Georgia.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.
MRS. PARTICIA H. (PATTI) KING . age 57, of Cloudland, Georgia passed away Saturday, January 30, 2010, at her residence following an extended illness. A native of Atlanta, Georgia She was born to the late Mary Ruth Walker Hawkins and Charles Henry Hawkins, Sr. who survives, on June 7, 1952. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church P.C.A. and a former Teacher.

Surviving are Her husband Rev. Greg King; father-Charles Hawkins, Sr. of Summerville; daughter & spouse-Cathy & Matt Buckland of Orlando, FL.; son-Michael King of Asheville, N.C.; brother-Charles Hawkins, Jr. of Sautee, Georgia.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 4th) at 7:00 P.M. from the First Presbyterian Church P.C.A. with Rev. James Richter officiating, interment on Friday, February 5th, in Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church Cemetery Tallbott, Tennesee. Visitation will be Thursday, February 4th, immediately following the Funeral Service at the Church. The Family suggest contributions to the American Cancer Society or World Vision for Haiti Relief-P.O. Box 9716-Federal Way, WA.-98063-9716

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.