Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Venice T. Fleming

Venice T. Fleming, age 98, of Trion, Georgia, died on February 12, 2019, at Redmond Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness. 

     She was born on April 27, 1920, in Broomtown, Alabama, to the late George Milton and Maggie Addle Barclay Tallent. 

     She was a member of Trion First Baptist Church and attended from 1954 to 2017, when her health began to decline.  During her years at the church, she served in many of the children's ministries including Nursery, Beginner Class Sunday School teacher, Primary Class Sunbeams, and Youth Choir volunteer.  She was also a member of the WMU and was a member of the Mary Neil Circle.

     She is preceded in death by her husband, James Roy Fleming, who died on January 31, 1989.


     Surviving are her two children:  Cheryl Fleming DeMenna and husband, Robert, of Mableton, Georgia, and James Dale (Jim) Fleming and wife, Allison, of Carrollton, Georgia. 

Grandchildren:  Mandi Griffin and husband Chad of Dallas, Georgia, Brandon Fleming and wife Brigida of Mountain Home, Idaho, Adam Fleming and wife Megan of Nabb, Indiana, and David Fleming of Carrollton, Georgia.


Great grandchildren : Alexandra de Leon, Michael Harmon, Cody Griffin, Kristyna Griffin, Ryleigh Griffin, Gunner Griffin, Jonathan Fleming,  Maddy Grace Fleming, and one  great great grandchild, Sophia de Leon.


     Visitation is on Saturday, February 16, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Rainwater Funeral Home in Summerville.  A brief service will follow, with Pastor Casey Bramlett and Pastor Mike Woods officiating, burial will be at Green Hills Memory Garden.  Active Pallbearers Brandon Fleming, Adam Fleming, Christopher Tallent, Chad Griffin, Ben Huggins, and Steve Tallent.

     Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Venice T. Fleming, who passed away Wednesday.



Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Mrs. Sarah John Durham

MRS. SARAH JOHN DURHAM, age 91, of McCollum Street, Trion, Georgia, passed away Monday evening, February 11, 2019, in the local nursing home.  Mrs. Durham was a lifetime resident of Chattooga County, born on November 1, 1927, to the late Hugh Roy and Ella Anderson Riley.  She was a member of Bethel Memorial Baptist Church of LaFayette, was retired from the Inspecting Department of Georgia Glove, and was preceded in death by her husband, the late Howard Burton Durham on December 22, 2001, sisters, Clara Bohannon, Dorotha Chapplear, Vivian Jackson, Mary Sue Lee, and brother, Tommy Gene Riley.


            Surviving are several Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews.

            Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 17th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Bud Martin and Rev. Ricky Studdard officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers David Cagle, Robbie Hamby, Steve Keith, Brad Miller, Greg Hurley, Terry Hurley, Harold Brewster, and Vic Morris.  The Family will receive friends Saturday, February 16th, from 5 until 7 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

           Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements 


Monday, February 11, 2019

Veronica Ann "Ronnie" Richter


Veronica Ann “Ronnie” Richter
Veronica Ann “Ronnie” Richter completed her earthly journey on February 7, 2019 after a valiant fight against cancer. Ronnie was born in Newport News, Va to Carroll H. and Anne Bonday on February 25, 1942. She lived in the Tidewater area of Virginia into adulthood. She met Dick Richter, the love of her life through her brother Carroll Anthony Bonday. Before they even met, they had noticed each other across the fence since their backyards touched. It was a fateful meeting because Ronnie had attended Catholic School through high school and at one point, even considered becoming a nun. Dick and their future four children are glad she reconsidered and the two were married on September 2, 1961.
Their 57 years of adventure together took them to live in Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee and then back to Georgia where they found a home for over 30 years in Summerville. Ronnie fell in love with her community and its people. She loved her work in the Chattooga County School System as she helped youth develop their potential. She loved her church, Summerville First United Methodist and served in many roles through the years as well as being one of their strongest prayer warriors.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother Carroll and her daughter Karen Richter May.
She is survived by her loving husband, Dick Richter. Her three sons: Richard (Donna), Jay (Alice) and Stephen (Lynda). Son-in-law: David May. Grandchildren: Hillary May, Elizabeth Richter Tarver (Zack), Ryan May, Brandyn May, R. Lee Richter, Sarah Richter, Jackson Richter, Anna Richter, Eli Richter, Max Richter and Augie Richter. Her sister Diane Hux, Sister-in-law Linda (George) Davies, Brother-in-law Gene (Gail) Richter, special sister Liz Johnson and many nieces and nephews.
The family has been overwhelmed by the love and support of the pastor and people of Summerville First UMC, the people of Little Sand Mountain Baptist Church. We will always be thankful to all the friends and family that have loved and supported Ronnie in all the places and through all the times of her life especially, Paula Davis for helping take care of things on the mountain.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday February 16th at 2:00 pm with the Rev. Dr. Ed Judy officiating. The family will then receive friends at 3:00 pm in the fellowship hall. The family will also be available to receive friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Summerville First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 187 Summerville, Ga 30747.  Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Sunday, February 3, 2019

Mr. Johnnie Charles Wilson

MR. JOHNNIE CHARLES WILSON, age 71, of Given Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, January 30, 2019, at his residence, following an illness.  A native of Greeley, Colorado, He was born to the late Calvin Coolidge Wilson and Ilene Marie Hatchel Wilson on September 28, 1947.  Mr. Wilson was a retired over-the-road truck driver.

            Surviving are daughters, Vicki Frazer of Nebraska and Cheryl Flores of Colorado; son-Johnny Charles Wilson, Jr. of Colorado; former wife, Charlotte Chabot; Five Grandchildren; Uncle, Aunt, Nieces and Nephews.

            In accordance with Mr. Wilson’s wishes, his body was cremated.


            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.