Wednesday, March 26, 2014
MR. FRED BUDDY JOHNSON, age 73, of Tunnell Hill/Armuchee, Georgia passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014, afternoon in a Dalton, Georgia hospital. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on March 18, 1941, He was a son of the late Fred William and Flora Plott Johnson. Mr. Johnson attended the Floyd Springs Baptist Church, a Veteran of the U.S. Navy, and was retired truck driver for Bentlin, Inc. He was preceded in death by sister, the late Willadene Hamill and an infant daughter the late Melissa Johnson. Surviving are His wife, Amy Smith Johnson; daughter-Vicki Johnson of Rome; three Grandchildren, six Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be Sunday, March 30th, at 2:30 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Junior Williams officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery. Active Pallbearers James Hamill, Joseph Hamill, Cody Hamill, Jason Pittard, Grant Wallace, Bob Dlsaesser, Scott Bass and Larry Goode. Honorary Pallbearers are the Adult 3 Sunday School Class of the Floyd Springs Baptist Church. The Family will receive friends Sunday from 12:30 P.M. until the service hour. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.
Saturday, March 22, 2014
MRS, LORINE ARNOLD, age 61 of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014, following a brief battle with cancer. She was born October 8, 1952 in Summerville, Georgia, a daughter of the late Dan and Madie Ledford Priest. Mrs. Arnold was preceded in death by her first husband Mike Ray on July 7, 1974, a son , Charlie Ray on September 30, 1974; her husband, Rick Arnold on May 29, 2012; brothers Riley Priest, Ollie Dan Priest, and Ed Bates; sisters Guy Lee McGuire and Essie McGuire. Surviving are sisters-Kathryn Padgett and Inez Blackmon both of Summerville; foster sister and mother Peggye Reynolds and Mary Hicks of Sand Rock, Alabama; step sons Lamar Arnold of Summerville John Arnold of Rome; Nieces, Nephews, and pets, Socks, and Her special baby, Lady. In accordance with Her wishes, Mrs. Arnold was cremated and ashes will be interred privately. A memorial service will take place at a later date. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.
MR. FARRELL PORTER BEENE, age 63, of Adams Road-Trion, Georgia passed away Friday, March 21, 2014, evening at his residence, following an extended illness. He was born in Trion, Georgia on April 8, 1950 to the late Cecil Porter Beene and Dora Elizabeth Usry Beene who survives. Mr. Beene was a member of Mountain View Baptist Church and was retired automobile body repairman. Surviving are wife-Christine Beene; mother-Dora Elizabeth Beene of Trion; daughters and sons-in-law-Lynn Pope and Brian Blackwell, Michelle and Michael Tapp all of Summerville, Heather Hastings and Ernest Spraggins of Lyerly, Roxanne and Dewayne Price of Trion; brothers and sister-in-law-Leroy and Loretta Beene of Tennessee, LeBron Beene of Summerville, and Ronnie Beene of Trion; grandchildren-Chelsea Jennings, Brandon Hastings, Zack Pope, Austin Tapp, Khristen Hastings, Thristen Price, and Callie Price; several Nieces and Nephews. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 24th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Pastor Kevin Norton officiating, interment in Perennial Springs Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Billy Stewart, Donald Hammonds, Roy Ellenburg, Johnny Kincade, Shane Ashworth, and Vann Jennings; Honorary Pallbearers Willie Tapp, Keith “Jabo” Burrage, members of Mountain View Baptist Church, staff of Life Choice Hospice of LaFayette, the late Leo Short, and the late Rick Grosjean. The Family will receive friends Monday, March 24th, from 12:00 noon until the hour of service at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
MS. ROBIN YVONNE WARE, age 50, of 6th Avenue, Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014, at her residence following an extended illness. Ms. Ware was born in Summerville, Georgia on July 31, 1963, a daughter of the late Robert Ware and Charlotte Maxine Perry Montgomery, who survives. She was a member of the New Spirit and Truth Church and before retirement, due to ill health, was employed at Jim’s Family Restaurant for twenty plus years. Robin’s surviving, Loving Family are mother-Maxine Montgomery of Summerville; sons & daughter-in-law-Seneca Sanchez & Allison Ware of Ft. Payne, AL. and Fabian Suttle of Summerville; sisters & brother-in-law-Berlin Ware, Teicher Montgomery, & Perrie Montgomery all of Summerville and Shasta & Dennis Hall, Jr. of Snellville, GA.; granddaughter-Taegan Dollar; special cousins-Gail Smith & Diane Ford; special friend-Cassandra Sims. Others left to cherish Her memories are: Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews, and a host of loving Friends. The Family wish to express special thanks to the Jim’s Family Restaurant, Family. Home Going Celebration will be held Saturday, March 22, 2014, at 2 P. M. from the New Spirit and Truth Church with Bishop V.T. Harden officiating. Pallbearers and Flower Bearers will be Cousins. Ms. Ware will be in state at the New Spirit and Truth Church Saturday after 1:00 P.M., where the Family will receive friends from 1 P.M. until the hour of the Home Going Celebration. Committal will be in Summerville Cemetery; a Family meal will be served at the Church immediately following committal service. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
MRS. SHIRLEY DEAN McGUIRE, age 76, of Trion, Georgia passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2014, in a LaFayette Nursing Home. A native Chattooga countian, she was born on July 24, 1937 to the late Jessie Roy, Sr. and Annie Mae Dean McGraw. She attended Living Waters Ministries, was retired from Mount Vernon Mills after 34 years of service and was a member of the Quarter Century Club. She was preceded in death by sons- Marty McGuire, Melvin McGuire and Johnny McGuire; sisters- Gail Sispy, Aline Cordle and Martha Johnson; brothers- Archie McGraw, Buddy McGraw and Jessie Roy McGraw, Jr. Surviving are daughters-Dale McGraw and Vickie Holbrook of Trion; sons- Darty McGuire and Darrell McGuire of Trion; step-son- Larry McGuire of Summerville; a Sister Mary Keller of Inman, S.C.; 12 Grandchildren, 24 Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 21st, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Rev. Jim Chasteen and Rev. Danny Decker officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Darrell McGuire, Jr., Christopher McGuire, Carl Gentry, Jeremiah Asher, John Asher, and Jim Odum. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Friday from 1 P.M. until the hour of service. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.
Monday, March 17, 2014
MRS. LYNN VANPELT HAWKINS, age 61, of Rossville Blvd.-Trion, Georgia passed away Monday, March 17, 2014, in a Chattanooga Hospital. A native Chattooga countian, She was born on April 15, 1952 to the late Marcus Ray Vanpelt and Catherine Reed Vanpelt, who survives. She attended the Dry Valley Baptist Church, was a CNA in health care, and was preceded in death by her husband, the late James Daniel (Jim) Hawkins, Jr. and a son, the late Christopher Brian “Chris” Hawkins. Surviving are daughter-Terri Marlow of Trion; mother-Catherine Reed Vanpelt of Summerville; granddaughters-Emily Katlin Marlow, Leigh Anna Marlow, and Maggie Marlow; a Sister and Nephew also survive. Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 20th, at 1:00 P.M. from the Dry Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Jimmy Weaver officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers-Gene Martin, Brannon Martin, Landon Jones, Jason Hughes, Steve Waddell, and Jay Henry. The Family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.
Monday, March 3, 2014
MR. JOHNNY MACK BUMGARNER, age 66, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014, in a Chattanooga hospital. He was born in Summerville, Georgia on June 13, 1947 to the late Carl Franklin and Annie Lois Roberts Bumgarner. Mr. Bumgarner served in the U. S. Army and the U. S. Navy. He was retired from Mount Vernon Mills and was a member of the Church of Christ. Mr. Bumgarner was preceded in death by brothers- Wilbur Bumgarner and Charles Sisk. Surviving are wife- Marilyn Bumgarner of Summerville; daughters and sons-in-law- Tara & John Epperson of Tunnel Hill, TN; Starr & Jeff Carter of Cleveland, TN; son and daughter-in-law- Jonathan & Brooke Bumgarner of LaFayette, GA; Six Grandchildren; Sisters- Judy Brewster of Summerville and Ruby Jo Whaley of Centre, AL; brother- Larry Bumgarner of Summerville. Several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral service will be held Wednesday (March 5th) at 2:00 P.M. from graveside in Chattanooga National Cemetery with Rev. Mike Odom officiating. Active Pallbearers will be Jonathan Bumgarner, John Epperson, Jeff Carter, Shane Hogue, Kevin Whaley and Kyle Carter. The Family will receive friends Tuesday from 5 until 9 P.M. at the Funeral Home. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.