Saturday, March 28, 2015

Mr. Andrew Myers Williams Jr.

MR. ANDREW MYERS WILLIAMS, JR., age 91, of Nixon Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015.  A native of Chattooga County, Georgia, He was born to the late Andrew Myers Williams, Sr. and Ruby Tutton Williams on March 230, 1924.  Mr. Williams was a member of First Presbyterian Church P.C.A; was a former grocery store owner/operator and was retired Supervisor for the Summerville Housing Authority

Surviving are daughter, Suzann W. Lanier & Sidney A. Lanier, Jr. of Summerville; sons, Gregory A. Williams & Marilyn D. Williams of Dublin, GA. And Andrew M. Williams, III & Sue M. Williams of Blairsville, GA.; grandchildren, Darin M. (Jenny) Williams, Kerry W. (Danny) Welch, Andrew M. (Laura) Williams, IV, Abigail W. Williams, Alexandra S. Lanier, Sidney A. Lanier, III; great grandchildren, Britton S. Williams, Blake P. Williams, Brileigh C. Welch, Everleigh B. Welch.

A Celebration of Life, service will be held Saturday, March 28th, at 5:00 P.M. from Graveside in Summerville Cemetery with Rev. Greg King officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery.  Pallbearers, Gregory A. Williams, Andrew M. Williams, III, Sidney A. Lanier, Jr., Darin M. Williams, Sidney A. Lanier, III, Daniel B. Welch, Andrew M. Williams, IV, Jacob R. Sandeford, Bobby Lee Cook, and Dr. John Chung. The Family requests no flowers and no food, and suggest contributions to the First Presbyterian Church, P.C.A. or Gideons, International.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Friday, March 27, 2015

Mr. Thomas Harold Gordon

MR. THOMAS HAROLD GORDON, age 86, of Highway #27, Summerville, Georgia, Gore Community, passed away Friday morning at his residence following an illness.  A native of Gore Community, He was born, to the late Homer C. and Mary Doster Gordon, on December 25, 1928.  Mr. Gordon spent the greater part of his life in Gore, was a Veteran of Korean War serving in the U.S. Army.  He retired from General Electric, Rome and was a member and Deacon of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.  Mr. Gordon was preceded in death by a son, the late Bary Gordon on June 27, 2007 and brothers, the late George Ed Gordon, Don Gordon, and Sidney Gordon.

            Surviving are His devoted wife, Frankie Dawson Gordon, daughter and spouse, Mary &  Robert Taylor; sons and spouses, Gary & Tina Gordon and Mark & Connie Gordon; sister, Martha Sue Speer; seventeen Grandchildren, sixteen Great Grandchildren, three Great Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

            Funeral serevices will be held Monday, March 30th, at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Bryant, Rev. James Baird, and Rev. Mark Cosby officiating, interment in the family plot of Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers Ceciley Craig, Todd Taylot, Brandon Gordon, Will Gordon, Seth Gordon, Cody Fulmer, Austin McGraw, Dustin Craig, and Rodney Loveless; Honorary Pallbearers Jim Hunter, Gordon McCollum, Frank Ward, Doster Toles, Randy Toles, George Doster, Jr. and friends of Dirt Town Deli atThe Round Table.  The Family will receive friends Sunday, 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Monday, March 23, 2015

Mr. Emmett Arnold McWhorter

MR. EMMETT ARNOLD McWHORTER, age 72, of Rome, Georgia, formerly of Chattooga County, Georgia, passed away Sunday, March 23, 2015, in a Rome hospital.  A native of Chattooga County, Georgia He was a son of the late John and Inez McWhorter.  Mr. McWhorter was retired from Mohawk Industries, Calhoun plant.

            Surviving are daughter, Wanda Mae Brown of Summerville and son Emmett Eugene McWhorter of Trion; two Sisters; two Granddaughters; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

            Memorial service will be held Saturday, April 4th, at 6:00 P.M. from the United Christian Fellowship.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Mr. Joe Hill Hammond

Joe Hill Hammond, 88, died Saturday at his home in Mentone, AL.  Born October 18, 1926 in the Chelsea Community, north of Menlo, GA, he was the youngest and last surviving of nine children of George Harrison Hammond and Ella Strickland Hammond.  And like his father, who was one of sixteen children born to Josephine Mills and Valentine Hammond, he had lived most of his life in Chattooga County.  His Great Grandfather, a Confederate soldier, Joseph Lafayette Hammond, had been killed in 1864 by the notorious Captain John Gatewood and his Raiders.  His wife of sixty years, Hannah Money Hammond, died earlier.  They were members of the First Methodist Church.  As a young boy in Summerville, he delivered newspapers around town on his bicycle.  He often told the story of the Sunday morning in 1937 when he saw smoke and fire coming from the First Baptist Church and rode to tell the police about it. In 1943, as a seventeen-year-old, he left his job at the Glen Pless CafĂ© and joined the Army.  From Fort McPherson in Atlanta he and the other “rookies” were promptly taken to Fort Knox, KY to become part of a newly activated company, the 841st Ordnance Depot, eventually under the 3rd Army’s command.  After six months of training, they were transported to Camp Kilmer, New Jersey, and then boarded a ship for England.  As a supply depot company they crossed over to France at Utah Beach fifty-six days after D-Day, following those fighting on the front, and supporting many Infantry and Armored Divisions.  Some activities included the famed Red Ball Express cargo and supply service throughout France, Luxemburg, and Germany.  After WWII ended he and his wife established Hammond Flowers, the first florist in Summerville.  Later, a partnership formed Hammond-Duff Florists, expanding that business to three locations.  This was followed by local retail business ventures with Goodyear tires, GE appliances, ski boats and motors, and finally as an automobile dealer, from which he retired. 
Surviving is his son, Dan Hammond, and partner, Bob Simmons, of Mentone, AL; several nieces and nephews.
Graveside services will be held at 1 pm, Saturday, March 28, at Summerville Cemetery, with David McCarrell and Rev. Mike Penson officiating

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.



Monday, March 2, 2015

Brenda Joyce Cochran Worsham

AIKEN, SC – BRENDA JOYCE COCHRAN WORSHAM, 69, widow of Bobby Ray Worsham, died Thursday, February 26, 2015 at University Hospital, Augusta, GA.

A native of Trion, GA, Brenda was a daughter of the late Frank and Ruth Stewart Cochran.  She grew up in Trion and lived in Cross Lanes, WV prior to moving to Aiken in 2001.  Brenda was a court reporter with the Social Security Administration and continued to work part-time after her retirement.  She was a member of Millbrook Baptist Church in Aiken, and was formerly active with the CSRA Shag Club.

Brenda’s great joys in life were her grandchildren and friends.  She loved to travel with friends and was recently able to fulfill a life-long dream of taking a trip to Hawaii with her children.  Her love of life was apparent in everything she did, as was her ability to make a friend out of a stranger.  She was loved by all who knew her and will be missed by many.

Survivors include her two children, Jennifer Worsham Goff (Stefan), Hurricane, WV, Christopher Ray Worsham (Ahronn), Roswell, GA; four grandchildren, Ryan Goff, Madison Goff, Jack Worsham, Lilly Worsham; a sister, Sue Finister (Terry), Aiken.  In addition to her husband and parents, Brenda was preceded in death by a sister, Pat Buckalew (Dick).

Monday, March 02, 2015, funeral service was held at 4 PM at Shellhouse- Rivers Funeral Home.  Interment service will be Tuesday, March 3rd,  at 2 PM in New Hope South Baptist Church Cemetery, in Holland Community, Lyerly, GA.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Heart Association, 4217 Park Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060-9979. (heart.org).


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