Monday, February 27, 2017

Mrs. Beatrice Gardner

MRS. BEATRICE GARDNER, age 92, of Foster Street, Lyerly, Georgia passed away Monday, February 27, 2017, in a Rome health care.  A native of Chattooga County, Georgia, She was born to the late William Oscar and Grace Beatrice Garner Reece, on May 31, 1924.   Mrs. Gardner was a member of Lyerly United Methodist Church, and served as Membership Secretary and Historian of the church; she was also a member of the W. M. U. of Lyerly United Methodist Church.  She was preceded in death by husband, the late Benjamin F. (Ben) Gardner, and three Great Grandchildren.

            Surviving are daughters and spouse, Mary Elizabeth Clements of Silver Creek and Patricia & Artie Pledger of Lyerly; son and spouse, Butch & Nancy Gardner of Summerville; brother, Frank A. Reece of Lyerly; special friend, Rose Jackson; nine Grandchildren, twenty four Great Grandchildren, and four Great Great Grandchildren also survive.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 1st, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Brett Clements and Rev. Marshall Bryan officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers Rev. Shane Clements, Rev. Ben Clements, Tyler W. Pledger, Corey Wells, Nick Robinson, and Guthrie Frazier; Honorary Pallbearers, members of the Lyerly United Methodist Church W. M. U.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 1 P.M. until the hour of service at the Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers the Family suggest contributions to the Lyerly United Methodist Church W. M. U.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



Friday, February 10, 2017

Mrs. Betty W. Dawson

MRS. BETTY W. DAWSON, age 85,of Gore-Subligna Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday evening at her residence.  She was born in Rome, Georgia on June 4, 1931 to the late John and Vivian Housch Choate .  She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband, the late George Floyd Dawson on January 31, 2014, a brother, the late Riley Choate, and special brother-in-law, the late David Dawson.

            Surviving are daughter, Kay (Lawrence) Broome; granddaughter, Lauren Cady; grandson, John (Becky) Broome all of Summerville; great grandchildren, Clair Cady and Madilynn Broome; sister, Glenda Bullard; brother, John Henry Choate; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

            Funeral service will be held Monday, February 13th, at 2:00 P.M. from Graveside in Greenhills Memory Garden with Rev. Jimmy Bryant officiating.  Active Pallbearers, Gary Gordon, Mark Gordon, Bob Burdick, David Choate, Terry Howell, and Joe Reed.  The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, Monday from noon until the hour of service.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Betty W. Dawson.



Mr. A.L. Norton, Jr.

MR. A. L. NORTON, JR., age 86, of Norton Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017, evening in a Rome hospital.  Native to Chattooga County, Georgia, Mr. Norton was born to the late Arthur Lee Norton, Sr. and Mattie Katherine Dodd Norton on June 10, 1930.  He was a member and Deacon of Four Mile Baptist Church, retired supervisor at Georgia Rug Mill, and was preceded in death by his wife the late Mary A. Allen Norton, a daughter the late Mary Angelia Norton, sisters, the late Mozelle Edwards and Ava Mountain, and brothers the late Sidney Norton and Elgin Norton.

            Surviving are daughters, Freida (Tommy) Dover, Teresa Scott, Melody (Mark) Sentell; sons, Grant (Ginger) Norton and Vic (Stephanie) Norton; grandchildren, Danny Scott, Jr., Tommy Dover, Jr., Jeff Dover, Alex Sentell, Mikaela Norton, Josie Norton, James Gilleland, Jessica Stricklin, Jennifer Gilleland; several Great Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews also survive.

            Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 12th, at 2:00 P.M. from the Four Mile Baptist Church with Rev. Sanford Deberry, Rev. Joel Smith, Rev. Doyle Kelly, and Dr. Charles Bishop officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers Tommy Dover, Jr., Jeff Dover, Alex Sentell, Jo Stricklin, Gary Norton, Phil Mountain, and Jeff Edwards; Honorary Pallbearers Jon Payne, Scott Norton, Johnny Edwards, and members of Four Mile Baptist Church.  The Family will receive friends Saturday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. A. L. Norton, Jr.


Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Mrs. Laura Denise McPhail

MRS. LAURA DENISE McPHAIL, age 59, of Orchard Hill Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday evening, February 8, 2017, at her residence.  She was born in Summerville, Georgia on October 4, 1957, a daughter of the late Ralph Battles, and Hilda Berry Davis who survives. Mrs. McPhail was a member of North Summerville Baptist Church, retired from Roper Corporation and was Customer Service Representative of United Community Bank.

            Survivors include Her husband, Terry McPhail; daughter & partner, Laura Bright & Nona and Lily Keen of Summerville; son, Matt McPhail of Summerville; mother, Hilda Berry Davis of Summerville; brothers & spouse, Mike Battles of Summerville & Mark and Brenda Battles of LaFayette; Nephew Chris Battles.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Tom Russell officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Danny Wooten, Steve McGill, Adam Latham, Ryan Wilson, B. J. Lindsey and Caleb Millican. Visitation will be at the Funeral Home Friday evening from 6:00 til 9:00 P.M. The family requests no food or flowers and suggest contributions to The American Cancer Society. 

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Friday, February 3, 2017

Mrs. Molly Hill Jones

MRS. MOLLY HILL JONES, age 78, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017, evening in a Chattanooga hospital.  A native of Tennessee She was born to the late Lawrence A. and Myrtle Walls Hill on December 8, 1938.  Mrs. Jones was a member of Mount Bethel Baptist Church; together, with her late husband, Billy Clark Jones, was a truck driver for Caprie Carpet.  She was preceded in death by her late husband, a son the late William Steve Jones, and siblings Viola Shubert, Leola Brown, Geraldine Reeves, Dorothy Davis, Christine Haggard, and Paul Hill.

            Surviving are Her children, Billie Jane Jones and Casey Jones; sister, Naomi Ray; brother, William A. (Joe) Hill; Grandsons, Austin Jones and Ransome Jones; Six Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews.

            Funeral service will be held Sunday at 2:30 EST, from graveside in Mount Bethel Cemetery, at Broometown, Alabama with Rev. Andrew Kellett officiating.  Active Pallbearers Roger Siffles, Lamar Siffles, Billy Ray, Jimmy Ray, Austin Jones, and Ryan Siffles.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.