Tuesday, December 27, 2011
MR. TOMMY MORRISON, age 68, of Lyerly, Georgia passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011, at his residence following an extended illness. Born in Chattooga County, Georgia on September 15, 1943 to the late Paul and Jewell McCollum Morrison. Mr. Morrison was retired from heat and air conditioning and a Veteran of Viet Nam serving in the U. S. Army. He was preceded in death by a brother the late Mike Morrison. Surviving are His wife-Jody Morrison; daughter-Robin Brown; son-Toby Morrison; granddaughter-Brecklyn Brown all of Lyerly; sister-Paula Cleveland and Carrie Morrison both of Lyerly, and Donna Ponder of Orange Grove, FL.; brothers-Ed Morrison and David Morrison both of Louisiana; several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 30th, at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Dewayne Teague and Pastor Jerry Rutledge officiating, interment in Johnson Cemetery, with Military Honors by Shanklin-Attaway Post #5 American Legion-Rome, Georgia. Active Pallbearers Jerry Cook, Wallace Cook, Tim Cook, Joe Reed, Rich Green, Dale Williams, Eric Reynolds. Visitation Thursday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
MRS. ILEEN BOWLING, age 92, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, December 24, 2011, morning in a Rome hospital. A native of Randolph County, AL, She was born to the late Milford Green and Viola Henderson Overton on March 10, 1919. Mrs. Bowling was a Charter member of Pentecostal Worship Center and was preceded in death by her husband the late Joseph Lemuel Bowling on September 26, 1996 and a grandson the late Luke Grogan. Surviving are daughters-Shirley Grogan, Brenda Martineau, and Dorothy Hutchins, Rebecca Dyer, and Marlene Watwood all of Summerville; son Dwight Bowling of Lyerly; Ten Grandchildren, Twelve Great Grandchildren;; sister & brother-in-law, Mary & Randall Slater of Rising Fawn, GA.; sisters-in-law, Lillian and Louise Overton; special cousin, Ola Bowling; several Nieces and Nephew also survive. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 27th, at 2:00 P.M. from the Pennecostal Worship Center with Pastor Andy Hutchins, Dr. Terrell McBrayer, Pastor Gary Howell, Pastor Kenny Morris officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers T.J. Grogan, Tim Grogan, Bryn Hutchins, Ty Hutchins, Steve Dyer, Greg Dyer, Tommy McRae, and Andy Rowe; Honorary Pallbearers, Sons-In-Law, Her Church Family, and Nurses and CAN’s of Oak View Nursing & Rehab. Center. Visitation will be Monday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Pennecostal Worship Center; at other hours the Family suggest you enjoy time with your family. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.
Friday, December 16, 2011
MRS. GENEVA SKINNER SHIREMAN, age 89, of Highway #337 Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday, December 16, 2011, morning in a Rome hospital. Born in Chattooga County, Georgia on August 5, 1922, She was a daughter of the late Sam and Ella Broome White. Mrs. Shireman was a member of New Antioch Baptist Church, retired from the spinning department of Riegel Textile Corporation, and was preceded in death by her husbands the late Earnest Shireman and the late Bill Skinner, and a daughter-the late Jeannette Hill. Surviving are son-Douglas & Vivian Shireman; daughter-Sharon & Mickey Collins of Carrollton; step daughter-Karen & George Stivers; step son-Darrell & Annette Skinner all of Summerville and Richard & Sandy Skinner of Indiana; 9 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren, 3 Great Great Grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Monday, December 19th, at 2 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Helton and Rev. David Pettyjohn officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers George Stivers, Andy Stivers, Eddie Shireman, Gary Hinton, Michael Lee, Glenn Brown; Honorary Pallbearers the Ladies Sunday School Class of New Antioch Baptist Church. Visitation Sunday from 3 until 5 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
MR. E. J. BROWN, age 87, of Wayside Community, Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday (December 16, 2011) morning in a Rome hospital. A life time resident of Chattooga County, Georgia, He was born to the late Henry and Emma Headrick Brown on January 28, 1924. Mr. Brown was a member of the Berryton Bible Mission and was retired from Barwick Mills and Riegel Textile Corporation slacher rooms. He served in the U.S. Navy in WW II and was preceded in death by his wife the late Nellie Bell Armstrong Brown and step son the late Ronnie Headrick. Surviving are grandchildren-Tony Headrick, Kimberly Headrick, Melissa & Kirk Fauscett, Leann & Don McGrath; great grandchildren-Kristen & Dakota Headrick, Lauren Fauscett, Emily & Jonathan McGrath; step children-Douglas & Joann Headrick, Johnny Headrick, and Sharon Headrick; several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Sunday, December 18th, at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Jerry Rutledge officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 5 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
MR. TIM McWILLIAMS, age 55, of Haywood Valley-Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday morning in a Rome hospital following an extended illness. Born in Trion, Georgia, He was a son of the late Robert L. (Bob) McWilliams and Rubie Scoggins McWilliams who survives. Prior to retirement He was owner/operator of the Subligna General Store. Mr. McWilliams was preceded in death by a brother the late Joey McWilliams. Surviving are His wife-Martha McWilliams; daughter-Christa Leeann McWilliams; mother-Rubie McWilliams; and brother-Michael McWilliams all of Summerville. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 17th, at 3:00 P.M. from Graveside in McWilliams Cemetery with Rev. Mark Smith and Mr. Cecil Watkins officiating. Active Pallbearers Charles Foster, Michael Hathorn, David McWilliams, Rick Brown, Robin Greenwood, and Jimmy Hayes; Honorary Pallbearers Tim Thompson, Tommy Thompson, Ronnie Brown, Melvin Plunkett, Lewis Campbell, Albert Palmour, and members of Trion High School Class of 1974. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:00 A. M. until 2 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements/
Friday, December 9, 2011
MRS. MARGARET MEADOWS THRASHER, age 81, of Atlanta, Georgia formerly of Chattooga County, passed away Friday evening in Decatur, Georgia. A native of Berryton, Georgia, She was born to the late J. Olney Meadows, Sr. and the late Mary Powell Meadows, on November 27, 1930. Mrs. Thrasher was an Executive Secretary retired, a member of Decatur Presbyterian Church, and was preceded in death by her husband the late Clifford Thrasher in 1995. Surviving are daughter-Mary Ann Armes of Bradenton, FL; sons-Clifford Sloane Thrasher of Saint Cloud, Minn. and William Bryan Thrasher of Atlanta; grandchildren-Christopher Thrasher, Phillip Thrasher, Claudia Thrasher, Anderson Thrasher, and Peter Thrasher; several Great Grandchildren; brother-J.Olney Meadows, Jr. of Berryton. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11:00 A.M. from Graveside in Summerville Cemetery with Dr. Todd Speed officiating. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
MR. HUBERT BUREN HARKINS, age 78, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, December 4, 2011, in a Rome hospital from injuries received in an automobile accident in Summerville in October of this year. A native of Fairmont, Georgia, He was born to the late Benjamin Hubert and Edna Evelyn Crowe Harkins, on May 8, 1933. He was offset press printer for the Summerville News retired, after 40 plus years and a Veteran of the U. S. Army serving in Korea. Surviving are His wife-Bertha Harkins; daughter-Sheila Christine Harkins; grandson-Wesley Levi Harkins both of Summerville; step daughter-Dona Clark of Rock Spring; step son-Travis Wade of LaFayette; sister-Carol Burnett of Social Circle, Georgia; brother-Larry Harkins. Memorial service will be held Sunday, January 8, 2012, at 1:00 P.M. from the Rock Springs Seventh Day Adventist Church. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.