Thursday, June 28, 2012
MRS. WILLIE BELL RODGERS, age 88, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012, in the local nursing home. Mrs. Rodgers was born on September 11, 1923, in Ackerman, Mississippi, a daughter of the late Lee Boyce and Clara Reid Bruce. She was a member of Central Avenue Baptist Church, a retired sales clerk for Bohannon’s clothing store, and was preceded in death by her husbands’ the late Odell Minor on March 24, 1967 and the late John Grady Rodgers on February 3, 2012. Surviving are Her sisters-Melba Gammill of Louisville, Miss. and Nella Dean Melton of Atlanta; several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Friday, June 29th, at 3 P.M. from Graveside in Greenhills Memory Gardens with Rev. Jimmy Weaver officiating. The Family will receive friends from 1 until 2:45 P.M. Friday at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
MISS MARGARET FRANCES OWENS, 92, of Allen Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday in a Rome nursing home. A native Chattooga Countian, She was born on February 25, 1920 to the late Parks and Elsie Ward Owens. Miss Owens was a member of Summerville First Baptist Church and was retired knitting mill hand and school lunchroom service. She was preceded in death by sisters-Agnes Rosser and Myrtle Presley, niece-Virginia Johnston, nephews-Lamar Rosser & Vernon Rosser, and great nephew-Geoff Rosser. Surviving are niece -Brenda (Windle) Bishop of Kingston; nephew-Winston (Sharon) Pressley of Albany; great niece-Jan (Mark) Sams of Lindale, Lauren Denning of Roswell, Patricia Pressley of Albany; great nephew-Alan (Candie) Rosser of Heflin, AL, Walter Pressley of Birmingham, AL; 1 great great niece; 3 great great nephews; 1 great great great niece; 3 great great great nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 25th, at 4:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Dr. Kenneth Summey and Dr. Paul Mason officiating, interment in Little Sand Mt. Cemetery. Active Pallbearers-Alan Rosser, Aaron Rosser, Matthew Rosser, Lauren Denning, Shawn Thacker, and Shelby Rosser; Honorary Pallbearers the Dorcas Sunday School Class of Summerville First Baptist Church. Visitation will be Monday from 3 until 4 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
MRS. DOROTHY ANN “DOT” JOHNSON, age 73, of Dickeyville Road-Trion, Georgia passed away Sunday, June 24, 2012, morning in a Rome hospital. She was born in Trion, Georgia on August 28, 1938, a daughter of the late John Wesley Kitchens and Gladys Sitton Kitchens Martin. Mrs. Johnson was a member of North Summerville Baptist Church, a long established hair dresser, and had served on the Chattooga County School Board of Eduaction for 20 plus years. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Tom Johnson and brother, the late Bill Kitchens. Surviving are daughters and spouse-Pamela Guthrie of Sarasota, FL. and Amy & Jonathan Parker of Calhoun; son and spouse-Jimmy & Jill Nicholson of Summerville; step children-Kathi Peck of Knoxville, TN., Sandra Bockley and Randy Johnson of Atlanta; grandchildren-Sarah Nicholson, Michael Nicholson, Brandon Garner, Ashley Garner, Alecia Garner, Madison Bockley, Molly Bockley, Alex Johnson, Nicole’ Johnson, and Anna Caroline Parker; great granddaughter-Molly Nicholson; several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 26th, at 4:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Eddie Brannon and Brother Tommy Pledger officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers are Eddie Elsberry, Terry Money, Eddie Massey, Leroy Sweatman, Tommy Pledger and Jimmy Lenderman. Honorary Pallbearers are the current and former Chattooga County School Board Members and Employees. The Family will receive friends Tuesday from 2 P.M. until the service hour @ the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
MRS. MARY DORIS HENDERSON, age 78, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, June 19, 2012, at her residence. A native of Cobb County, Georgia She was born to the late Clayton and Villa Castile Brown on January 12, 1934. Mrs. Henderson was a member of South Summerville Baptist Church, retired from Bigelow-Sanford Mill, and was preceded in death by her husband the late Olin Curtis Henderson, Jr. and a son the late Wayne Henderson. Surviving daughter-Patsy Gottwald of Naples, FL.; son-Donald Henderson of Commerce; sisters-Jean Welch of Kennesaw, Fleasha Gomez of Dawsonville, Peggy Jenkins of Dahlonega, and Bunzie Simpson of Marietta; brother-Kenny Brown of Marietta; twelve Grandchildren, fourteen Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 23rd, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. David Huggins officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Active Pallbearers Matt Henderson, Brandon O’Neal, Mark O’Neal, Alex Gottwald, Tim O’Neal, Nicky James. Visitation Saturday from 12:30 until service hour @ the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
Thursday, June 14, 2012
MRS. KATHY CARROLL MITCHELL, age 51, of Old Highway #27 –Trion, Georgia passed away Thursday morning, June 14, 2012, at her residence following an extended illness. A native of Walker County, Georgia, She was born to the late William and Mattie Harris Carroll on January 12, 1961. Mrs. Mitchell was a former employee of Roper Corporation in the assembly department Line #2. Surviving are Her husband-Ray Mitchell; daughter-Katie Mitchell; son and daughter-in-law Jonathan William and Lucy Mitchell; grandson-Jadon Aaron Mitchell all of Trion; sisters and brother-in-law Sharon Carroll and Ron Cabero; Carolyn Burgess both of LaFayette; brothers and sisters-in-law: Larry and Angela Carroll of Chickamauga, Edward Carroll and Kathy LaShawn; Robert and Nancy Carroll all of LaFayette; several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 17, 2012, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Robert DeForrest and Rev. Gary Diggs officiating, interment in LaFayette Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Michael Coley, Dennis Mitchell, Tony Walker, Josh Carroll, Donald Burgess, Larry Walker, Brandon Watkins and Bruce Hicks. Honorary pallbearers will be Christal Coley, Terry Cagle, Members of Floyd Health Care, Rick Grojean, and Brian Cochran. Visitation will be Saturday from 4:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the funeral home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Sarafrances Boyd Strickland, 93, of Trion, died June 13, 2012. Memorial Service, after a brief illness, was Saturday (June 15th) in Trion at 11:00 A.M. from the Trion United Methodist Church with Rob Pierce officiating. Sadie was born July 18, 1918, in Augusta, Georgia. She was the daughter of Randolph Bradford Boyd and Lena Godbee Boyd. She graduated from The University of Georgia and was a life time teacher of young children. She was incredibly active in her family, friendships and community. She was preceded in death by her husband of 65 glorious years A.J. (Strick) Strickland. Survivors include two children Lonnie Strickland and daughter in law Kitty Strickland of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and Brad Strickland and daughter in law Barbara Strickland of Dothan, Alabama. She had three grandchildren; Matthew Strickland of Mobile, Alabama; Lena Levendoski and Grandson in law Geoff of Nashville, Tennessee, and Glenn David Strickland of Biloxi, Mississippi. She also had two great grand children, Henry Langston Levendoski and Katharine Parker Levendoski of Nashville, and countless cousins and friends. Sadie as it turns out is hard to describe in a short space or a few lines. She loved many and many loved her. She was the eternal optimist. She was delighted in her friendships, books, bridge, her church and laughter. She enjoyed everything from traveling around the world to fishing on Weiss Lake. Teaching was one of her great loves and anyone who encountered her was more than likely taught something new. She captivated her family and her friends with her charm, her grace and her outlook on life. The legacy that she leaves behind is one of education, understanding heritage, family, friendships and joy. Her very long life was a blessing to us all. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to the Trion Public Library; or Trion United Methodist Church. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.
Friday, June 8, 2012
MRS. TERRESA D. GREEN, age 63, of Smith Rail Road, Summerville, Georgia , Perennial Springs Community, passed away Friday at Her residence. Born in LaFayette, Georgia on June 27, 1948, She was a daughter of the late Ray H. Shipp. Mrs. Green was a member of Berryton Church of God and was preceded in death by her husband the late Ray Green and son, the late Joey Green. Surviving are son-Marty Green and Cheryl McGuire; granddaughter-Marti Green all of Summerville; mother-Myrtis Swift Fitzpatrick of LaFayette; sister-Anita Johnston of Summerville; goddaughter & great godson, Shelby Williams and Gabriel Dooley of Trion; several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Monday, June 11th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Rev. Jerry Rutledge and Rev. W. E. Cox officiating, interment in Perennial Springs Cemetery. Active Pallbearers, Chris Blanks, Olen Woody, Rick Green, Brandon Croy, Ronnie Croy, and Terry Woody. The Family will receive friends 6 until 8 P.M. Sunday at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Terresa Diane Green.