Saturday, September 24, 2016
MRS. BARBARA ANN HANCOCK, age 40, of Carol Drive, Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, September 10, 2016, at her residence following an extended illness. Born in Rome, Georgia on April 25, 1976, She was a daughter of the late Naomi Price Miller and G. W. Miller who survives.
Surviving are daughter, Mary Hannah Hancock; son, Erick M. Hancock, fiancée, Raymond McCoy, father, G. W. Miller, sister, Wanda Kennedy.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, September 24th, at 11:00 A.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Charlie Long officiating.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
LOUISE TALLENT ALLISON was born May 13, 1929 to the late William Nimrod Tallent and Addie Elizabeth Wester Tallent. Louise was blessed to be part of a large, loving, farm family from Cherokee County, Alabama. Having lived to the age of 87, Louise was preceded in death by her parents, five brothers, Alvin, Cecil, Dewey, Hoyt, and Floyd Tallent, and one sister, Annie Mae Ray, all formerly of Jamestown, Alabama. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Coleman Allison.
She met Clyde after he returned from serving in WW II. She always liked a “man in uniform” and the two were married shortly thereafter. They lived for a time in Menlo, GA while Louise worked in the office of Dr. Lawrence. After having children, the family moved to Summerville, where Louise has lived for the past sixty-three years. After her children began school, she worked at Best Manufacturing for many years before her retirement. When Her husband passed away in 1989, she became an energetic walker and made the almost daily hike to Jim’s Restaurant for a “sweet tea and grilled cheese”, her favorite food. In her spare time, she enjoyed playing the guitar and singing gospel songs. She was a member of the Church of Christ.
Louise is survived by her son, Michael E. Allison, a Navy Veteran, a daughter, Darlene A. Baker and son-in-law, Don Baker, whom she loved as a son. The joy of her life was her only grandson, Derek Baker, of Los Angles, CA.; several Nieces and Nephews also survive as well as longtime childhood friends, Mrs. Frances Pettyjohn, Mrs. Jorene Boyd, Mrs. Sarah Tallent, and Mrs. Thelma Bell.
Louise died at Redmond Hospital on September 21, 2016 from the ravages of old age complicated by pneumonia. Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 24th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Ministers Berlin Murphy, a cousin, and Robby Eversole, from Pennville Church of Christ, officiating. She will be buried in a private family ceremony, in the shade of the pines, at Summerville Cemetery, next to her beloved spouse. The Family will receive friends Saturday from 1 P.M. until the hour of service. In lieu of flowers, the Family asks for your prayers at this difficult time. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Saturday, September 17, 2016
Mary Elliott Jacobs King, died Saturday, September 17 at Floyd Hospital, following a brief illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late John William King, Jr.
Mrs. King was born in Clinton, South Carolina on April 24, 1922, daughter of the late James Ferdinand Jacobs and Ame Copeland Jacobs. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Mrs. Robert F. (Louise) Black and Mrs. William M. (Ame)Shields, and her brother, James Ferdinand Jacobs, Jr.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Presbyterian College and Master of Science degree from the University of Montevallo. She retired from Chattooga County Schools after twenty-nine years of teaching mathematics. Prior to beginning her teaching career, Mrs. King assisted her husband, Bill, in building one of the first dairy farms in Northwest Georgia.
Mrs. King was a member of the Trion Evangelical Presbyterian Church. Previously, she was also a member of the Chattooga Garden Club, the Summerville Music Lovers Club and the Chattooga B& PW.
Surviving are her daughters and spouses, Ms. Betsy King Dellenback, Mr. & Mrs. Marvin (Mary) Czentnar, and Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm (Lucy) Lee. Also surviving are nine grandchildren and spouses, including James Russell Oxford, Jr.; Mr. & Mrs. John Elliott (Amanda) Oxford; Robert Joseph Dellenback, III; Mr. & Mrs. JJ (Mary Beth) Norris; Mr. & Mrs. Adam (Ellan) Burdick; Mr. & Mrs. David (Jessica) Etheridge; Mr. & Mrs. Matt (Ame) Frease; and Miss Margaret-Elliotte Czentnar along with eleven great-grandchildren. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.
Visitation will be held at Mrs. King's home, located at 1770 John Jones Road on Monday, September 19 from 5:00-8:00 PM. A memorial service will be held at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 20 at 4:00 PM with visitation at 3:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests donations be made to the Trion Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 224 Park Avenue, Trion, GA 30753 or First Presbyterian Church c/o Missions Committee, 101 East Third Avenue, Rome, GA 30161. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
MRS. ROBBIE LEE MCGRAW, age 88, of Back Berryton Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday, September 8, 2016, surrounded by her Family. Mrs. McGraw was born in Gore, Georgia on May 9, 1928, a daughter of the late Bence and Maggie Reed Ward. Mrs. McGraw was a member of Little Sand Mt. Baptist Church, a retired Emergency Room Nurse at Chattooga County Hospital. She was a member of the Silverados Line Dancing Group. She was a Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, and Great Great Grandmother, and loved spending time with her Family and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, the late Ralph Walker McGraw, Sr., daughter-in-law, Shelby Jean McGraw, son-in-law, Jackie Bruce Burrage, Sr., sisters, the late Gladys Walker, Eula Lewis, Mary Keith, Helen Mann, and Frances Ward; brothers, the late Robert Ward and Berry Ward and a great grandson, the late Blake Young.
Surviving are daughter, Sherry Lee McGraw Burrage; son, Ralph Donald McGraw, Sr.; brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Muriel Ward, grandchildren, Rhonda Jean McGraw Young, Ralph Donald McGraw, Jr., Kristie Lee McGraw Hunter, Jackie Bruce Burrage, Jr., Robbie Angela Burrage, and Tiffany Lee Burrage Kellett; thirteen Great Grandchildren; six Great Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews; special friends Susie McGraw, Juanita Battles, Lilia Williams, Billy Locklear, Doris Bowman, Bob and Diane Blackwell, and the late Mozelle Willingham.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 10th, at 5:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Odom officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Active Pallbearers Eddie Young, Donald McGraw, Jr., Clint Hunter, Jackie Burrage, Angie Burrage, and Tiffany Burrage; Honorary Pallbearers, John Hunter, Colby Young, Austin McGraw, and Robert Kellett. The Family will receive friends Saturday from 4 until the hour of service at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for MRS. ROBBIE LEE MCGRAW.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
MR. GEORGE BONS PECK, age 87, of Milton Circle, Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday at his residence. A native of Forney, Alabama, He was born to the late Delone Stuart and Katie Mae Smith Peck on August 30, 1929. He was a retired truck driver and Veteran of the U. S. Army.
Surviving are His wife, Emalene Thomas Peck; daughters, Phyllis Peck (John) Finney of Chattanooga and Nancy K. (Terry) Peck Keith of Loganville, GA; son, George Christopher (Becky) Peck of Loganville, GA; sister, Ona Mae Hester of Forney, AL; six Grandchildren, six Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews.
The Family will receive friends Saturday from 1 until 3 P.M. at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
MRS. ELSIE ECHOLS-JOHNSON, age 98, of Bittings Avenue-Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at Her residence. A native of Chattooga County, Georgia, Oak Hill Community, She was born to the late Julian Erick and Carrie Brooks Hawkins on October 29, 1917. Mrs. Elsie was co-owner of Echols Appliance for many years, and for 40 years served in the Chattooga County Registrar’s Office. She was a member of the Summerville First United Methodist Church and was preceded in death by her husbands, the late John B. Echols, Sr. and the late Hubert Johnson.
Surviving are daughter, Honey Housch; son, Johnny Echols; grandchildren, Greg Echols, Terri Young, Jim Echols, Erick Housch, Ben Housch, and Mary Beth Waggner; fourteen Great Grandchildren, three Great Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 10th, at 10:00 A.M. from J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Dr. Ed Judy officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Pallbearers Matt Echols, Jim Echols, Erick Housch, Ben Housch, Tim Young, and Steve Bullard. The Family will receive friends Friday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers the Family request contributions to the Summerville First United Methodist Church, in memory of Mrs. Elsie.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for MRS. ELSIE ECHOLS-JOHNSON