Sunday, September 23, 2012
A native of Dutton, Alabama, he was born to the late James Aubry Wilson, Sr. and Lena Ada Eva Gibson Wilson on October 12, 1924 and was known to his many friends as “Charlie B.” He moved to Summerville in 1936, graduated from Summerville High School, and married the love of his life, Dora Ellen Bynum on April 16, 1943. After a month of married bliss, he entered the U. S. Army and after training, landed in the “D” Day Invasion, June 6, 1944, in the third wave on Utah Beach-Normandy, France; made His way through France into Belgium where he also fought in the “Battle of the Bulge”. For his service Mr. Wilson received many medals and commendations from the U.S. Army and was awarded the Medal of Honor from France only a few years ago.
Mr. Wilson was a member, deacon, and led the Church Choir, of West Summerville Baptist Church; and was preceded in death by siblings-Claudine Fowler, Maughee Evans, Ewert Wilson, Lorenzo Wilson, and James A. Wilson, Jr. Surviving are His wife-Ellen Bynum Wilson; daughter-Phyllis (Earle) Rainwater; sisters-Montez Gladney and Joan Renslow all of Summerville; grandchildren-Tracy (Tracy) Rainwater, Schawna (Vince) Collier, Clint (Amy) Rainwater; great grandchildren-Emily Marie Rainwater, Lauren Elizabeth Rainwater, Abbie Lynn Rainwater, Chris Allen, & Carrie Elizabeth Martin; great great grandson-Graydon Allen; several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Dr. Kenneth Summey, Rev. Lavonne Humphrey, and Mr. Al Castillo officiating, Musicians are Joy Greer, Bobby Groce, Buddy Barnes, and Randy Croy. Active Pallbearers-Tracy Rainwater, Schawna & Vince Collier, Clint Rainwater, Rex Evans, Mike Shireman, Eddie Shireman, and Ledon Underwood; Honorary Pallbearers-the Fellowship Sunday School Class of Summerville First Baptist Church, John Wagoner, Tommy McGraw, Derrick Parrish, John & Diane Hayes, Betty St. Clair, Rakia Harris, and Karen Polson, Janice & Larry Luallen, Mike Posey, and Paul Clayton. Burial in Summerville Cemetery with Military Honors rendered by American Legion Shanklin-Attaway Post #5 of Rome. The Family will receive friends @ the Funeral Home Tuesday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.
MRS. DOROTHY CHAPPELEAR, age 87, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 23, 2012, in the local nursing home. She was born in Henagar, Alabama October 6, 1924 to the late Hugh Roy and Ella Anderson Riley. Mrs. Chappelear was a member of Summerville First Baptist Church and the Dorcas Sunday School Class. Surviving are son-Steve Chappelear of Summerville; sisters-Clara Bohannon of Summerville and Sarah John Durham of Trion; Grandchildren- Christi Smith, Lisha Mickey and Steve Chappelear II; Seven Great Grandchildren; Three Great Great Grandchildren and several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 25th, at 4:30 P. M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Dr. Kenneth Summey officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Jimmy Miller, Brad Miller, Kyle Miller and Ben Smith; Honorary Pallbearers the Nurses of Oakview Nursing & Rehab. Center and member of the Dorcas Sunday School Class. Visitation will be Monday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P. M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
MR. W. L. MARTIN, age 75, of Davis Road-Trion, Georgia, Mt. View Community, passed away Monday, September 17, 2012, at his residence. A native of Barrow County, Georgia, He was born to the late Willis L. and Martha Gaddis Martin on February 26, 1937. Mr. Martin was a Veteran of WW II serving in the U. S. Army Paratroopers and a retired auto body repairman. He was preceded in death by his wife the late Essie Vernon Martin and daughter the late Diane Sparks. Surviving are grandsons-Adam Gorham and Chad Campbell both of Summerville; several Great Grandchildren. At Mr. Martin’s request the body will be cremated and there will be no funeral service. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Monday, September 17, 2012
MR. FRANKLIN WARD, age 87, of Filter Plant Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday, September 17, 2012, in the local nursing home. He was born in Walker County Georgia on September 24, 1924, a son of the late Deed L. and Lillie Davis Ward. Mr. Ward was a member of Welcome Hill Baptist Church, a Veteran of WW II serving in the U.S. Army Paratrooper 82nd Airborn, and was retired from Riegel Textile Corporation. He was preceded in death by his wife the late Alice Timmons Ward, daughter-Diane Lovelace, son-Gerald Ward, sister-Louise Vaughn, and brothers-Tony Ward, Edward Ward, and Bobby Ward. Surviving are Step-sons: Mitchell &Teresa Hensley of Trion and John & Pam Hensley of LaFayette; Four Grandchildren: Phyllis Bussey, Christy Dawson, Katrina Hensley, Tara Hensley-Evans; Brother: Johnny Ward; Ten Great-Grandchildren; Seven Great-Great-Grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept. 20th, at 4:00 P. M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Shores and Rev. Tony Samples officiating, interment in West Hills Cemetery, with military rites rendered by the Honor Guard of American Legion Shanklin-Attaway Post No. 5 of Rome, Georgia. Active pallbearers will be Ryan Owens, Keith Henderson, Johnny Ward, Sr., Jamye Dawson, Reggie Ward and Gary Blackwell. Honorary Pallbearers will be Staff of Oak View Nursing Home and Redmond EMS. The Family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home; at other hours the Family will be at the residence of a granddaughter-Cristy & Jamye Dawson #739 John Jones Road-Summerville, Gore Community. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
MR. WILLIAM BRADLEY CARROLL, age 47, of Millen, Georgia formerly of Chattooga County, Georgia, passed away Sunday (September 9, 2012). Mr. Carroll was born to the late Larry Franklin Carroll and Sandra Padgett Carroll Howard who survives. He was a contractor and was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Rev. A.B. and Mrs. Dalton Bowling Carroll; maternal grandparents-Mr. & Mrs. William Padgett; sister-Mandy Carroll and brother-Bruce Carroll. Surviving are sons-Jason Carroll and Brent Carroll of Cumming, GA. & Bentley Carroll; mother & step father-Sandra Padgett Howard and Bobby F. Howard of Hubert, N.C.; brother-David of Millen, GA; half sister-Elena Carroll of LaFayette; half brother-Berry Carroll of Chattanooga; three Grandchildren; several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, and Nephews. Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 16th, at 3 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Andy Hutchens officiating, active pallbearers-Jason Carroll, Clay Carroll, Steve Dyer, Dwight Bowling, Tim Grogan, and Andrew Bartlett, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 6 until 9 P.M. at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
MRS. HAZEL A. HENDERSON, age 92, of Pine Street-Trion, Georgia passed away Friday (September 7, 2012) evening in a Rome hospital. She was born on March 19, 1920 in Walker County, Georgia to the late William McKinley and Myrtis Rosalee Brown Adams. Mrs. Henderson was a member of the Trion United Methodist Church, the American Legion and V.F.W. Auxiliaries’, and was retired from Mt. Vernon/Riegel Mill. She was preceded in death by her husband the late Hobert Henderson on September 7, 1993. Surviving are daughters and spouses-Maxine Henderson and Steve Drummond of Gibson, GA. and Phyllis and Larry Stansell of Trion; brother-Freeman E. Adams of Pensacola, FL.; grandchildren-Michael and Paula Drummond of Seneca, S.C., Cynthia and Danny Blume of Gaston, S.C., and Melissa and Adams Hankins of Trion; Five Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 9th, at 3:30 P.M. from Graveside in West Hill Cemetery with Rev. David Autry officiating. The Family will receive friends Sunday from 1:30 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
MR. JASON WAYNE CARMON, age 34, of Penn Street-Trion, Georgia passed away Friday evening in a Rome hospital. Born in Rome, Georgia on April 30, 1978 He was a son of the late Jerry Carmon and Sue Thompson Carmon who survives. Jason enjoyed golf and fishing and was a member of Local Millwright #1263. Surviving are His daughters-Briana Michelle Carmon and Apryl Jaylee Carmon of Summerville; mother-Sue Carmon of Trion; sister-Erin Carmon of Trion. Memorial service will be held Saturday, September 15th, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. James Braddy and Bobby Chastain officiating. Honorary Pallbearers will be Anthony “Zipper” Campbell, Gary Pruitt, Local Millwright #1263, Lorie Bentley, Billy Bryant, Donnie Cordle, Kevin Bentley, Michael Hancock and Marlene Smith. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.