Monday, July 6, 2020

Mrs. Billie Faye Milam

MRS. BILLIE FAYE MILAM, age 77, of Saratoga Way, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020, a her residence. A Chattooga County native, She was born on August 17, 1942 to the late L. D. (Doke) and Frances Armstrong Barksdale. Mrs. Milam was a member of Mt. View Baptist Church, was retired from the dipping department of Best Mfg. Company, and was preceded in death by her husband, the late Robert Milam, Sr. and son the late Chris Milam.

Surviving are son, Gene (Goose) Milam, Jr.; sisters, Sandra Ivey and Joyce Haygood; brother, Charles Barksdale; grandchildren, Jace Milam, Brady Milam, Jared Milam, and Caitlin Milam; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 12:00 noon, from Graveside in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Kevin Norton and Rev. Jerry Rutledge officiating, pallbearers will be Terry Barksdale, Tracy Barksdale, Keith Haygood, J. J. Ivey, Dustin Ivey, and Chuck Barksdale; Honorary Pallbearer-Jerry Bennett. Viewing Wednesday from 10:30 until 11:30 P.M. ; social distancing will be observed.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Billie Faye Milam.

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Mrs. Opal Pickle Smith

MRS. OPAL PICKLE SMITH, age 95, of New Rosedale Road, Armuchee, Georgia, passed away Friday evening, June 19, 2020, in a Rome health care. A native of Lyerly, Georgia, She was born to the late Marvin Bishop and Nellie Margaret Brady Pickle on July 8, 1924. Mrs. Smith was a member of the Floyd- Springs Baptist Church, a Homemaker, and was preceded in death by her husband, the late John Wesley Smith, son, Gary R. Smith, granddaughter, Elizabeth Smith, sister, Lerlene Gilliland, and brother, Elmer Pickle all died earlier.

Surviving are daughter, Amy Smith Johnson; granddaughter, Paige Smith Pittard (Jason), great grandchildren, Joel, Jacob, and Sarah Pittard; daughter-in-law, Gwendolyn Carter Smith; brother, Malcolm (Ramona) Pickle; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Monday, June 22nd, at 10:00 A.M. from Graveside in Lyerly Cemetery with Rev. Ralph Jenkins officiating. Active Pallbearers Jason Pittard, Joel Pittard, Malcolm Gwin Pickle, Tom Pickle, Sam Duncan, Terry Broome. The Family wishes to express “Special Thanks” to Pruitt Health Nursing Home and Pruitt Hospice for the excellent care of Mrs. Smith.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Opal Pickle Smith.





Friday, June 19, 2020

Mrs. Phyllis Marie Battles

MRS. PHYLLIS MARIE BATTLES, age 65, of Foster Manning Road, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, June 16, 2020, in a Rome hospital. She was born in Albany, Georgia on January 17, 1955, to the late Buddy K. and Dorothy Taylor Payne. Mrs. Battles was retired floor manager at Century Glove. She was preceded in death by her parents and also siblings Deborah Carroll and Kenny Payne.

Surviving are children, Robert Earl Battles, Jr. and Misty and Jim Colbert; sisters, Renee Dalton and Wanda Stoker; brother, Buddy W. Payne; grandchildren, Dillan Colbert, Jessi Rinehart, Miracle Battles, Gracie Colbert, Mattie Colbert; four Great Grandchildren; special care giver, Christine Battles; husband, Robert Earl Battles, Sr.; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral service will be held Friday, June 19th, at 2:00 P.M., Georgia time, from the Graveside in Mill Creek Cemetery, with Rev. Harold Helton officiating. Active Pallbearers Michael Battles, Justin Rinehart, Dillan Colbert, Bailey Dillard, Michael Cabe, and Jake Burdick. Visitation will also be Friday at Graveside in Mill Creek Cemetery from 1 til 2 P.M. Georgia time.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Phyllis Marie Battles.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Mr. L.C. Price

MR. L. C. PRICE, age 84, of Pine Hill Drive, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, June 11, 2020, at his residence. He was born in Chattoogaville Community, Lyerly, Georgia on October 21, 1935, to the late Nish and Haney McClusky Price. Mr. Price was a member of the Palm Springs AME Zion Church, a Veteran of Korea serving in the U. S. Air Force, and was a retired construction contractor. In addition to Parents He was preceded in death by sons, the late Ralph Price and Brent Price and brothers, the late Elmer Price, Charles Price, and Joe Price.

Surviving are wife, Martha Money; children, Johnny Price, James Price, Cedric Price, Charlene Draper, Tracey Montgomery, Tamesha Shropshire, Buffy Patel, and Audrey Martin; siblings, Naomi Robbs, Betty Ann Price, Jan Golden, Dan Price, Roger Price, and Marshall Price; several Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be held Sunday at 3:00 P.M. at Graveside, in Summerville Cemetery, with Rev. Robert Barrett and Rev. Tommy Pledger officiating. American Legion Shanklin/Attaway Post #5, Rome, Georgia will render Military Honors. Active Pallbearers, Chase Lively, Nish Patel, Dee Price, Brannon Price, Allen Keen, Matthew Money, and Marvin Timmons. Visitation will be at Graveside in Summerville Cemetery from 2:00 until 3:00 P.M. Sunday.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. L. C. Price.

Saturday, May 23, 2020

Mrs. Edith Adams

MRS. EDITH ADAMS, age 87, of Highway #114, Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020, in the local nursing home. A native of Cedar Bluff, Alabama, She was born July 30, 1932 to the late William (W. T.) and Ettie Jane Abercrombie Millican. Mrs. Adams was retired from Mohawk Industries, a member of West Summerville Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her husband the late Odell Adams, and siblings, Willie Jane Millican, Katherine McCauley, J. B. Millican, and Cecil Millican all passed away earlier.Surviving are sister and spouse, Annie Ruth and Robert Love; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Private Graveside service will be held Sunday, May 24, 2020, in West Hill Cemetery with Rev. Tracy Espy and Rev. Freddy Waldrop officiating. Active Pallbearers, Curtis Cleveland, Brandon Seymore, Robert Love, Steve Strickland, Kyle Millican, and Chad Millican; Honorary Pallbearers, Hugh Millican, Wayne Lee, members of West Summerville Baptist Church. Special thank you to the Staff of Oak View Nursing and Rehab. Center.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.







Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Mr. Donnie Ray Roan-Kilgore

Mr. Donnie Ray Roan-Kilgore age 67, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at his residence. Donnie was born in Cullman, Alabama on February 16, 1953, a son of the late Grady Roan and Helen Kilgore Roan, he was also preceded in death by a sister, the late Carolyn Prater and brother, the late Ronnie Roan.

Surviving are his wife, Tamala Roan; daughters, April Naillon, and Twana Murdock; sons, Edwin Smith and Jason Smith; sisters, Geneva Edwards, Eva McGraw, and Louise Jenkins; brothers, Eddie Lee Roan, Alton Roan, Loyal Roan, Doyle Roan, and Zandell Roan; grandchildren, Dillon Murdock, Levi Fowler, Shiann Murdock, Katelyn Fowler, Courtney Naillon, Destinee Naillon, Billy Ray Collins, and Kyra Hampton; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

A Private Graveside service will be held Friday, May 22st, with Kenny Ashand Ray Caldwell officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Abernathy, Billy Ray Collins, Pete Huggins, Tim Evans, Tim Smith, Shawn Smith.

Mr. Kilgore will be at his residence #54 Montgomery Street, Summerville, after 6:00 P.M. Wednesday.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Donnie Ray Roan-Kilgore.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Mrs. Sonya Ash Payton

MRS. SONYA ASH PAYTON, age 56, of Lyerly, Georgia passed away Saturday morning, May 16, 2020, in a Rome hospital. Born in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, on December 29, 1963, She was a daughter of the late Barbara Bohannon Ash and Deward Ray Ash who survives. Mrs. Payton formerly was billing clerk for Mohawk Mill. She was preceded in death by her Mother and a brother the late Lynn Ash.

Surviving are daughter, Stephanie Durham (Chris); sons, Shaun Payton and Randall Payton; father, Deward Ray Ash; sisters, Belinda Rendon and Rhonda Battles; brother, Scott Ash; granddaughter, Hailey Durham; several Nieces, Nephews, and Special Friends also survive.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Mrs. Lucille Fowler

MRS. LUCILLE FOWLER, age 92, of Covington, Georgia formerly of Berryton, Georgia, passed away Monday morning, May 11, 2020, in Covington. She was born in Summerville, Georgia to the late Russell and Flossie Lorene Murphy Lee, on January 7, 1928. She was a member of Berryton Church of God and a homemaker. Mrs. Fowler was preceded in death by Her husband, the late Emmett Andrew Fowler, a daughter, Anita Lynn Fowler, and son, Gary Lee Fowler.

Surviving are daughters, Gail Wofford, Dianne Smith, and Angela Fowler; son, Jeffery Fowler; sister, Pauline Wood; Fifteen Grandchildren, several Great Grandchildren, Great Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Private Graveside service will be held Thursday, in Summerville Cemetery. A Memorial service will be held at a later date. Grandsons will be Pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Berryton Church of God.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Lucille Fowler.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Mrs. Willie Mae Hilburn

MRS. WILLIE MAE HILBURN, age 89, of Macon, Georgia, formerly of Mentone, Alabama, passed away Wednesday evening, May 6, 2020, in Macon. A native of Madison, Georgia, She was born on May 21, 1930, to the late Luther E. and Dorothy Kitchens Morrison. Mrs. Hilburn grew up in the Middle Georgia area and later settled and spent much of Her life in Rome and the Mentone area. Much of Her working life was involved in several restaurant businesses, several years at Hilburn Shoes in Rome, and later she and her late husband operated a rhododendron and azalea nursery in Mentone. She was a member and Past Elder of Cloudland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Hilburn was pre-deceased by husband, Gene Hilburn, brothers, Jack Morrison and Charles Morrison, and step-children Julia Hilburn Dent and Bill Hilburn.

Surviving are Her sisters, Dorothy Moore, Forsyth, Ga. And Anne Jones, Macon, Ga.; her brother, Johnny Morrison (Linda), Macon, Ga.; two grandchildren; and several Nieces and Nephews.

A Graveside Funeral service was held Saturday, May 9th, at 1:00 P.M. in Naomi Cemetery, Naomi Cemetery Road, LaFayette, Georgia, with Mr. David Tidmore officiating. Memorials can be made to Cloudland Presbyterian Church or the Alzhermer's Association.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Mr. Kern Eugene (Gene) Coppedge

MR. KERN EUGENE (GENE) COPPEDGE, age 95, of Scoggins Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday, April 23, 2020, in the local nursing home. A native of Franklin, Ohio, He was born to the late Kenneth Spring and Myrtle Ann Benge Coppedge, on April 3, 1925. Mr. Coppedge and wife Edith, lived in Alaska for many years, retiring to Summerville a few years ago; He was self-employed as a paper hanger.

Surviving are His wife, Edith A. Ragland Coppedge; several Children, Step-Children, Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren also survive.

In keeping with Mr. Coppedge's wishes, his body was cremated, no formal service is planned at this time.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Shannon Wayne Hellard

MR. SHANNON WAYNE HELLARD, age 40, of Ridge Street, Trion, Georgia passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 1, 2020, from an accident. A native of Kentucky, He was a son of the late Timothy Hellard and Lucinda Sluder, who survives. Shannon was employed with Smith Iron Works in Lyerly, Georgia.

Surviving are His wife, Rachel Craft Hellard; children, Dasia (Blake) West, Ziibi Dickson, Jorma Dickson, Kannon Hellard, Dixie Rose Hellard, Justin Simmons, and Dustin Simmons; granddaughter, Brooklyn Rain West; mother, Lucinda Sluder; brother, James Hellard; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

In according with Shannon's wishes, he was cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Mr. Bobby Fay Hawkins

MR. BOBBY FAY HAWKINS, age 88, of Orchard Hill Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday afternoon, May 3, 2020, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born in Summerville on June 12, 1931, he was a son of the late Roy and Elizabeth Owens Hawkins. Mr. Hawkins was Baptist by faith and a member of the Summerville First Baptist Church. He was a retired employee of Georgia Rug Mill and Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Betty Ann Bailey Hawkins and Molee Clark Hawkins, Sons: Tommy Hawkins and Denny Hawkins, Brothers: J.R., Shorty, Bill, Carlton, and Leon Hawkins.

Surviving are Daughter and Son in Law, Donna and Jerry Lathem; Grandsons, Robbie (Stephanie) Lathem and Adam (Carrie) Lathem; Great Grandchildren, Brody, Jessica, Chandler, Leihlani, Lorin, Madison, Briana, Libby, Hyker, and Lizbeth; Great Granddaughter. Aleena; Sister, Vernice Stoner, Special Companion, Lena Ingle; Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Donna would like to thank Tapestry Hospice for their wonderful care of her Daddy, with a special thank you to April Moore and Kim Massey.

The Family will have a Private Graveside Service with the Rev. Michael Hawkins officiating. Pallbearers will be his grandsons and great-grandchildren. Interment in Trion Cemetery.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Mrs. Martha Ann Busbin Price Shook

MRS. MARTHA ANN BUSBIN PRICE SHOOK, age 83, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday evening, April 13, 2020, in the local nursing home. A Lyerly, Georgia native, She was born to the late Walter and Beatrice Bagley Busbin on February 22, 1937. Mrs. Shook was an Educator, having taught at Chattooga High School for many years; she also loved dancing, and in her younger days taught dancing at the Fred Astair dance studio in Atlanta. Mrs. Shook was a member of Summerville First United Methodist Church and was preceded in dead by husband, the late Bobby Shook, grandson, the late Mark Price, and former husband, the late R. C. Price.

Surviving are daughter, Angela (Nick) Barton; son, Tony (Teresha) Price; stepchildren, Scott Shook, Sue (Lonnie) Wilson, Sarah Billings, Sandy (Lori) Shook; grandchildren, Tamara Scott, Haley Barton, Clint Barton, Harley Price, Lauren Truelove, Claire Humphey, Sarah Barnett, Seth Shook, Kyle Higgins, Stace Higgins,; several Great Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews also survive.

There will be no formal service. The Family expresses special thanks to the nursing staff, on G Hall, of Oakview Nursing and Rehab Center. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Son Rise Church, at United Community Bank, in memory of Mrs. Shook.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for MRS. MARTHA ANN BUSBIN PRICE SHOOK.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Mr. Corey Sam Money

MR. COREY SAM MONEY, age 40, of Ellenburg Subdivision, Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday, April 3, 2020, in a Rome hospital. He was born in Rome, Georgia on November 29, 1979, a son of Sarah Bridges Money and Bill Money. Corey was a member of North Summerville Baptist Church and was self-employed.

Surviving are daughter, Emma Caitlyn Money; mother, Sarah Bridges Money; father, Bill Money; brother, Barry Money.

Private Graveside service in West Hill Cemetery, with Dr. Tom Russell officiating.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Mr. Ralph Martin "Marty" Brown, Jr.

MR. RALPH MARTIN “MARTY” BROWN, JR., age 70, of Taylor Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020, at his residence. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on June 10, 1949 to the late Ralph Martin (Country) Brown and Curtis Mae Bush Brown. Mr. Brown was a member of South Summerville Baptist Church, an active member of the Chattooga Athletic Boosters Club and was retired from Best Mfg. Company Human Resources.

Surviving are daughter and spouse, Lisa and Keven MacKinney; son and spouse, Jason and Buffy Brown; grandchildren, Jase Brown, Libby Brown, and Jeff MacKinney; former wife, Joyce Brown; uncle, Bobby Bush; special cousins, Mike and Jane Floyd, Karen Bush Hill, Linda Bush Upton, Martha Bishop, and Buddy Floyd; several Cousins.

A Memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Ralph “Country” Brown Scholarship at Chattooga High School.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Doris Ellen Purcell

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Mrs. Doris Ellen Wilkerson Purcell, age 74 of Trion, Georgia, passed away March 18, 2020 at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia. Mrs. Purcell was born in Trion, Georgia on October 26, 1945, daughter of the late R.W. “Shorty” and Mildred Lane Wilkerson. She was a member of the Horizon Baptist Fellowship in Summerville, Georgia. Mrs. Purcell is retired from the State of Georgia Department of Corrections, working previously in customer service at Riegel Textile Corporation and the Department of Family and Children's Services in Ringgold. She was a devout Christian, spending many years working with young people and teaching Sunday school. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Purcell was preceded in death by a sister, Judith Ann Childers.

Mrs Purcell is survived by her husband of 61 years, Paul Lamar Purcell; sons, Paul “LaDon” (Patti) Purcell of Smyrna; Robert Allan “Bobby” Purcell of Trion; grandchildren, Emily Sara Purcell and William Lane Purcell of Smyrna; sister, Mary (Jerry) Fuller of Rome; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Graveside service and interment will be held March 21, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the West Hill Cemetery in Trion with the Rev. Kevin Norton and Rev. John Paul Harris officiating. Pallbearers will be William Purcell, Sean Casey, Brian Baggett, Chris Purcell, Ryan Hamilton, and Matthew Swords.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no public visitation or formal funeral service. The family encourages everyone to consider their safety and the safety of others and practice social distancing if choosing to attend the graveside service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is responsible for the arrangements for Mrs. Doris Ellen Wilkerson Purcell.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Mrs. Mollie H. Greene

MRS. MOLLIE H. GREENE, age 84, of Fort Payne, Alabama, formerly of Chattooga County, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in the local nursing home. She was born in Centre, Alabama on April 6, 1935, a daughter of the late Edward and Haynie Mobbs Archer. Mrs. Greene was Pentecostal by faith, a homemaker and was preceded in death by her husband the late James Russell Greene.

Surviving are daughters, Deborah (Dan) Hughes and Dawn (Wendell) Morris; sons, Dennis (Susan) Greene, Darrell (Judy) Greene, Danny (Shonna) Greene; sisters, Doris Taylor and Omadean Sessions; brother, James Archer; Nine Grandchildren, Nine Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews.

Due to concern of the public health crisis, a Private Graveside service will be held Thursday from West Hill Cemetery, with Pastor Andy Hutchens officiating.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



Monday, March 16, 2020

Miss Haley Brianna Smith

MISS HALEY BRIANNA SMITH, age 22, of Fulmer Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday morning, March 15, 2020, from injuries received in an auto accident, Sunday. Born in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia on October 4, 1997 to Lonnie R. and Tonya Payne Smith, who survive. Haley was a 2016 Graduate of Chattooga and enjoyed singing. She was a member of New Generation Church of God and a member of the Drama Team of the church. Haley was employed in the packing department of Branded Logic in LaFayette. She was preceded in death by paternal grandparents the late Wayne and Maxine Morgan and maternal grandfather, the late Clayton Payne, Jr..

Surviving are parents, Lonnie and Tonya Payne Smith; maternal grandparents, Sheila Hayslip, Preston and Jan Hayslip; brother, Jacob Smith; niece, Melody Smith; several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins also survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 20th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Pastor Danny Harkins officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers, Patrick Strawn, Curtis Brown, Dewayne Treadaway, Lamar Deberry, Ryan Hollingsworth, Barron Totherow, Terry McWhorter, Tucker Ryan Arnold. The Family will receive friends Friday, 12:00 noon until 2:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Miss Haley Brianna Smith who passed away Sunday.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Sue Woods Hurley

Sue Woods Hurley died peacefully at her home surrounded by family on Saturday, March 14, 2020. She was a prominent business woman as well as owner, chairperson and president of the only female-owned, national bank in Georgia and Florida, Southeast First National Bank.

Mrs. Hurley, her late husband and family ran a very successful grocery business for 44 years with stores in Summerville and Trion, Georgia as well as Fort Payne, Alabama. Mrs. Hurley purchased and took over the operation of First National Bank of Chattooga County, now Southeast First National Bank, in 1980 and quickly turned it into a profitable institution. In 2008, she purchased a Florida bank, merged it with Southeast First National Bank and moved it to Bay County, Florida. Regardless of the conditions of the economy, the institution under Mrs. Hurley’s supervision has maintained 40 consecutive years of annual operating profits. Mrs. Hurley was born on May 10, 1938 in Lyerly, Georgia to William C. Woods and Leila Brady Woods. She attended Lyerly School and was a letterman on the Lyerly Lions basketball team with her sister, Toni Woods Tutton. She also attended Northeast Alabama Community College, Bank Administration Institute and Georgia Banking School of the Georgia Banker’s Association in Athens, Georgia. She served as chairperson and CEO of the real estate development company Hurley’s Foods, Inc. She served as chairperson of the board of the Southeast First National Bank and chairperson of the board of Summerville/Trion Bancshares, Inc. She also served as a member on the board of Bank of Adairsville and Adairsville Bancshares, Inc.

Mrs. Hurley was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Tollie Fay Hurley; brothers, William Harold Woods and Brady Mell Woods; and sisters, Massena Woods Johnson, Ann Woods Cornish and Toni Woods Tutton. Mrs. Hurley is survived by a son and daughter in law, Edward F. Hurley and Ginny Craven Hurley; a daughter and son in law, Suzanne Hurley Bowman and Timothy E. Bowman; a son and daughter in law, William B. Hurley and Jamie Keeling Hurley; twelve grandchildren, Alexandria Dawes Hurley, Katherine Cutler Hurley, Madeline Grace Hurley, William Evan Bowman, William Craven McGuire, Katherine Ellen McGuire, Haley Bowman Barbaro, Jennifer Bowman Rogers, Kelsey Bowman Wiggins, Jacob E Bowman, Kendall Keeling and Kaitlyn Keeling; nephews, Roman William Kent, Joseph William Cornish, James Michael Woods, Harold Lynn Woods, Charles Randall Tutton, William M. Tutton and Peter Woods Cornish; and a brother in law and wife, Benjamin Gene Hurley and Marceline Mobbs Hurley.

Graveside services will be held at 1 P.M. on Sunday, March 15 by Rainwater Funeral Home in Summerville, Georgia at the Summerville Cemetery with Reverend Ken Johnson and Reverend L.D. Ludy presiding. Pallbearers are Timothy E. Bowman, William E. Bowman, William M. Tutton, William Nickolas Tutton, P. Scott Ayers and William B. Hurley. The family is especially thankful for Mrs. Hurley’s caregivers Rebecca Hill, Jessica Hill, Kathy Swafford and Debra Hefner.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Mrs. Nell Blalock Dodd

Mrs. Nell Blalock Dodd, age 82, of Gaylesville, Alabama, passed away Wednesday morning in a Rome, Georgia hospital. She was born in Cherokee County, Alabama on July 27, 1937 to the late Calvin and Don Hartline Blalock. Mrs. Dodd was a member of Chesterfield Baptist Church and was retired from Harriett-Henderson Mills. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Billy Joe Dodd.

Surviving are daughter, Patricia (Greg) Bentley; sons, Dale (Regina) Dodd, Herbert (Michelle) Dodd, Randy Dodd, and Joe Dodd; sister, Kathryn Vernon; brothers, Billy Blalock, Ronald Blalock, and Harold Blalock; Fifteen Grandchildren, Sixteen Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 12th, at 2:00 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Pariton, Chad Dodd, and Cody Bentley officiating, interment in Faith Baptist Church Cemetery. Active Palbearers will be Grandsons; Honorary Pallbearers Sam and Ann Hudsputh, Jane Canada, Mike Dodd, and Leon Dodd. The family will receive friends Thursday from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. EST. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Nell Blalock Dodd.


Thursday, March 5, 2020

Mrs. Jean W. Bynum

MRS. JEAN W. BYNUM, age 92, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in the local nursing home. A native of Dekalb County, Alabama, She was born to the late William L. and Clara Thomas Wood on August 19, 1927. A member of North Summerville Baptist Church, She was retired from Mount Vernon Mills. Preceding Her in death were husbands, the late Walter Maxey Parsons and the late Russell Edward Bynum.

Surviving are Nieces and Nephews.

At Mrs. Bynum's request, there will be no Funeral Service and no flowers, contributions may be made to the North Summerville Baptist Church. A visitation will be held Saturday from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M., at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Mrs. Marcela Cecilia Moreno Nunez

MRS. MARCELA CECILIA MORENO NUNEZ, age 68, of Menlo, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at her residence. She was born on November 22, 1951 in San Fernando, Chile to the late Jorge Moreno and Amada Nunez. She was a kindergarten teacher for the Chile military.

Surviving are husband, Luis Gabriel Esteva Somoza; daughter and son-in-law, Carolina and Jason Wright; grandchildren, Ava Wright, Sawyer Wright, and Aiden Wright; sisters, Paulina Moreno and Paz Moreno; brother, Cristian Moreno.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 4th, at 5:00 P.M. From the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Ralph Wright officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or Heyman Hospice of Rome.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Marcela Cecilia Moreno Nunez.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Mr. Dwight L. Hardin

MR. DWIGHT L. HARDIN, age 85, of Trion, Georgia, passed away Thursday morning, February 27, 2020. He was born July 7, 1934, in Trion, Georgia, son of the late John W. and Alice E. Chapman Hardin. Dwight served his Country in the Air Force from 1954 through 1958. He retired from Inland Rome paper mill after 38 years, where he was an electrician and past president of IBEW 613. He was a faithful member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. Dwight coached the Indians Dixie Youth baseball team for 12 years; was supporter of the Trion High School and all their sports programs, and was also an avid Georgia football fan and enjoyed playing golf with his friends.

Surviving are His loving wife of 65 years, Mrs. Millie R. Hardin, son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Elizabeth Hardin of Macon.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 29th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Minister Hugh Glaze officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Jack Foster, Mark Holder, Phil Williams, Rodney Edwards, Jordan Glaze, and John Fesperman; Honorary Pallbearers any past members of the Indians Dixie Youth baseball teams. Visitation will be Saturday 12:00 noon to 2 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Ms. Kathy Lynn McGuire

MS. KATHY LYNN MCGUIRE, age 60, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia. Ms. McGuire was born May 5, 1959, in Floyd County, Georgia, a daughter of the late Steve and Nancy Gilreath and Calvin and Linda McGuire, who survive. She also preceded in death by a sister, the late Tammy Gilreath.

She is survived by a son, Mica McGuire, three sisters and a brother, Shanna Gilreath Dodd, Tonia Gilreath Rounsaville, wife of the late Stanley Rounsaville, Kelly McGuire and Family, Kevin McGuire and Family. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Jordan and Jason Warren, Olivia Stancil and Derek and Shalyn Dodd, great nephew, Kendall Warren and great Niece, Eisley Warren.

The Family will have a private memorial service at a later date.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Ms. Kathy Lynn McGuire.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Mrs. Velva Mae Britt

MRS. VELVA MAE BRITT, age 89, of L. M. Thomas Road, Summerville, Georgia, formerly of Port Orange, FL., passed away Thursday morning, February 13, 2020, in the local Nursing Home. She was born in Virginia on July 2, 1930 to the late Noah Ebery and Hattie Lee Green Mills. Mrs. Britt was a retired Office Manager for Kmart Retail Sales and member of West Berryton Faith Temple. In addition to Her Parents, She was preceded in death by a daughter, the late Tammi L. Walker, sons, Robert K. Walker and William E. Walker, brothers, Frank Mills, Albert Mills, Junior Mills all died earlier.

Surviving are daughters, Joyce (Lewis) Bennett of Daytona Beach, Fl. and Susan (Bill) Durham of Summerville; daughter-in-law, Darla M. Walker of Greenville, TN.; sister, Sibby Byrd of Basset, VA.; brother, Bobby (Nancy) Mills of Calloway, VA.10 Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, and many Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral service were held Friday (February 14th) at 4:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater FuneralHome with Rev. John Mann officiating, interment Saturday afternoon (February 15th) in Sunrise Baptist Church Cemetery in Bulls Gap, TN.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Velva Mae Britt who passed away Thursday morning.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Mrs. Willie Mae Lee

MRS. WILLIE MAE LEE, age 86, of Goodwin Drive, Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday, February 10, 2020, afternoon, following an extended illness. She was born in Polk County, Georgia on February 6, 1934, a daughter of the late Estes and Lottie Mae Evans Turpin. Mrs. Lee was a member of South Summerville Baptist Church and was a retired bookkeeper. She was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law the late Theresa Lee, and brothers, Leslie Turpin, Dolan Turpin, Ronald Turpin, and Robert J. Turpin all died earlier.

Surviving are Her husband, Fay Lee; daughters and Spouses, Susan Floyd Smith, Lisa Lee (Mark) Humphrey, and Tonya Lee (Tracy) Hanks; sons and spouse Jeff (Kelly) Floyd and Bradley Lee; special friends, Scott and Carla Hammond; thirteen Grandchildren and six Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews.

Graveside service will be held Friday, February 14th, at 3:00 P.M. from Greenhills Memory Garden with Joshua Lee and Scott Hammond officiating. Active Pallbearers Travis Hanks, Ty Hanks, Charlie Logan, Joshua Lee, Taylor Sprayberry, Chandler Gray, Noah Floyd, and Kaleb Daniel. The Family will receive friends Friday afternoon from 1 until 2:45 P.M. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the Family request contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Willie Mae Lee

Monday, February 10, 2020

Marlyn Styles Meredith



MARLYN STYLES MEREDITH, 84 of Franklin, Tennessee, originally of Summerville, Georgia, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, January 30, 2020 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN, with her family by her side. Marlyn was born in Farner, Tennessee to Robert and Mamie Styles, the 8th of 9 children. She grew up in Trion, Georgia, where she graduated from Trion High School. She attended Mars Hill College in North Carolina, then graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor's degree in music education. She received her master's degree in music education from the University of Georgia,

Marlyn developed a love of music at a very young age, that was inspired by her father, who was a gifted fiddle player. Early on, she began singing with her sisters, Regina, Betty, Peggy, and later, the youngest sister, Annette. They became known as the Styles Sisters. They performed at various events throughout the county for many years.

The influence of her family's musical talents instilled into Marlyn a love for teaching music. She spent many years as an elementary school music teacher in Acworth and Summerville, Georgia before her retirement from the Chattooga County School District. She was the music director each summer for Camp Hamby, where she taught music to many children from the community, including her own grandchildren who enjoyed attending camp every summer.

Before her second marriage to James E. Meredith in 1975, Marlyn was a devoted, hard-working single mother who instilled into her two boys, Mark and John Hammond, a love for music that inspired their professional music careers. She was a dedicated and loving mother to James's children, Marilyn, Jim, and Paul whose professional pursuits, interests, and accomplishments among them brought her and James much pride and joy.

As a charter member of Horizon Baptist Fellowship, she began as the church pianist. She quickly moved into the role of Music Director in 1992 and continued in this position until her retirement in 2016. At Horizon, she directed the Adult Choir each Sunday and planned all the music and special programs throughout the year. She was responsible for the children's choir and handbell choir programs as well. Her gift of teaching music was used to the fullest Horizon. She faithfully managed and created the church's weekly Sunday bulletin. Upon her retirement, and as a tribute to her, contributions and dedication to the church, Horizon named the adult choir room in her honor as “Marlyn Meredith Choir Room."

She is preceded in death by her husband, James E. Meredith; parents, Robert and Mamie Styles; sisters, Jewell King, Mildred Pettett, Peggy Morehead; brothers, Clarence Styles and Robert Styles.

Surviving are her children, Mark Ford (Celeste) Hammond, John Eric (Donna) Hammond, Marilyn Meredith (Ron) Teat, James Hughes (Stone) Meredith, and Paul Edward (Wanda) Meredith; sisters,Regina Noble, Betty Ferrell, and Annette Styles Woodard; eleven Grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and her large extended family remember her love of all things musical, her love and pride for her children, her deep and abiding love for Jesus and her servant's heart for her church and community.

The family will receive friends Friday evening, February 14th, from 6 until 8 P.M. At the Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, Summerville, Georgia. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, February 15th, at 11:00 A.M. At Horizon Baptist Fellowship. The Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, at the church, beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Memorial Contributions, in memory of Marlyn may also be made to the following charitable organizations in Summerville: Horizon Baptist Fellowship, North GA Pregnancy Resource Center, or the Chattooga Boys and Girls Club.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Mr. Claude Francis "Frank" Majors

MR. CLAUDE FRANCIS “FRANK” MAJORS, age 77, of Menlo, Georgia passed away Saturday morning, February 8, 2020, in Redmond Regional Medical Center, Rome, Georgia, following an extended illness. He was born in Chattoogaville, Georgia on June 2, 1942, the son of the late Charlie S. and Vera Mae Ray Majors. Besides his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, the late Donald E. Majors. Mr. Majors was a loving husband, father, granddad, and great granddad. He was a member of the Faith Baptist Church, Menlo, Ga., the Mohawk Elite Club, and was a Mason. He was employed with Bigelow/Mohawk for 33 years, was a part-time deputy for Sheriff John Frank McConnell; served as Fire Chief and Councilman for the Town of Lyerly, at one time; was a Chattooga EMT for over 12 years; and worked for J. D. Hill Funeral Home, Summerville, and Jennings Funeral Home, Rome, GA.

Surviving are His wife, Nancy E. Majors;, to whom he was married for 52 years, three sons, Troy Allen Staehly, Cedar Bluff, AL., Tony Ray Staehly, Piedmont, AL., and Frankie E. (Debbie) Majors, Summerville, three grandchildren, John Staehly, Nicholas S. Staehly, and Tiffany Majors Bearden; several Great Grandchildren, a number of Nieces Nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 11th, at 2 P.M. in the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Revs. Andy Hutchins and Mike Odom officiating, interment will follow in the Ami Cemetery, Menlo, GA. Active Pallbearers, Frankie Majors, Paul Clayton, Lee Majors, Jimmy Hosmer, Billy Gilliland, and John Staehly.The Family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Claude Francis “Frank” Major.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Mr. Kelvin Clark (Casey) Jones

MR. KELVIN CLARK (CASEY) JONES, age 61, of LaFayette, Georgia passed away Friday night in a Chattanooga hospital following a short illness. He was born on November 30, 1958, in Yuma, Arizona, to the late Billy Clark Jones and Molly Hill Jones. Casey attended the Old Way Baptist Church and was a retired truck driver. In addition to Parents, He was preceded in death by a brother, the late Steve Jones. 

Surviving are sister, Billie Jones; nephews, Austin Jones and Ransom Jones; great nieces, Alexis Ellard and Bailey Jones; great great nephew, Tucker Ellard.

Funeral services will be held Monday, February 3rd, at 3:00 P.M. From the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. David Thompson officiating, interment in Mount Bethel Cemetery. The Family will receive friends Monday from 1 until 3 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Mr. Larry E. Mann


MR. LARRY E. MANN, AGE 56, of Menlo, Georgia, passed away Tuesday morning, January 28, 2020, in a Rome hospital. Born in Walker County, Georgia on April 9, 1963, He was a son of William Henry (Gene) and Frances Mae McGraw Mann, who survive. Mr. Mann was the Second Reader at The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Rome, Georgia, and Loan Officer for the Peachstate Federal Credit Union.

Surviving are parents, William Henry (Gene) and Frances McGraw Mann; daughter, Keri Epperson; best friend, Tim Day; sisters, Wanda Alexander and Lisa Turnipseed; brother, Johnny Mann; several Nieces and Nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 30th, at 2:00 p.m. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Reader Tim Day officiating, interment in Alpine Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Joshua Epperson, Jackie Pritchett, Justin Ward, Chris Alexander, Ronnie White, Greg Hawkins, and Elijah Parker; Honorary Pallbearers, Employees of Peachstate Federal Credit Union. Mr. Mann's Family will receive friends Wednesday evening at the Funeral Home from 5 until 7 P.M.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Larry E. Mann who passed away Tuesday morning.






Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Mr. James V. Hayes

MR. JAMES V. HAYES, age 66, of White Oak Road, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020. He was born February 22, 1953 to the late Thelma Ruth Davenport Hayes and Vernon Hayes, who survives. Mr. Hayes was an auto mechanic and operator of Hayes Muffler Shop.

Surviving are His father, Vernon Hayes; daughter, Dr. Jamie Rollins; son, Matt Hayes; grandchildren, Emily Hayes, Kate Hayes, Sadie Rollins, and Maryn Rollins; sisters, Thelma Hall and Kathy Jarrett; brother, Allen Hayes; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 25th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. David Hayes officiating.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. James V. Hayes who passed away Wednesday.

Bonnie Gail Brown

Bonnie Gail Brown, age 66, of Trion, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, January 21, 2020, surrounded by her loving family at Floyd Medical Center, following an extended illness. A native of Cedartown, Georgia, she was born to the late Alvin L. Brown and Cora Frady Brown on July 19, 1953. Bonnie was employed at Riegel Textiles for many years and later with Walmart. 

Surviving are Son, Jason (Susie) Kellett of Holland; Sisters, Linda (David) Fletcher of Gaylesville, Alabama, and Cora (Marshall) Moseley of Summerville; a Brother, Alvin (Vickie) Brown of Trion; Granddaughter, Savannah Bailey Kellett; Grandsons, Jakub Lloyd and Jaxsun Marcus Kellett all of Summerville. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A Memorial service will be held Friday, January 24th at 7:00 p.m. from the Teloga Baptist Church located at 506 Keen Road Trion, Georgia 30753 with Pastor Tony Weaver officiating. The family will receive friends at the fellowship hall of the church from 5:00p.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Chattooga County Animal Control Shelter in Bonnie's name

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Bonnie Gail Brown who passed away Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Ms. Debbie Wilson Hawkins


Ms. Debbie Wilson Hawkins, age 68, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday morning, January 19, 2020, in a Rome hospital, following an extended illness. A native of Chattooga County, She was born in Trion, Georgia on January 12, 1952 to the late James Aubrey Wilson, Jr. and Nancy Young Wilson, who survives. Debbie was a member of Midway Baptist and formerly worked for Southeast First National Bank in Summerville.

Surviving are her Mother, Nancy Young Wilson; Son, Mark (Melinda) Storey; Granddaughter, Nikki (Brandon) Green; Great Grandchildren, Parris and Hunter; Aunts and Uncle, Montez Gladney, Joan Renslow, Frances Cordle and Linda and Ron Pledger; several cousins also survive.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. at Midway Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Peppers and Rev. Larry Brooks officiating. The family request no flowers and suggest contributions to Midway Baptist Church, The American Cancer Society, or Gideons International.





Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Mr. Thomas Walter "Wally" Laney

MR. THOMAS WALTER “WALLY” LANEY, age 63, of Summerville, Georgia, died suddenly Tuesday, January 14, 2020, in a Rome hospital.  He was a beloved Paw Paw, Dad, Brother, Uncle, and Friend.  Mr. Laney was preceded in death by his parents the late Charlie and Rachel Collum Laney, a sister, Verdice Laney, and wife Sonya Laney.

            He is survived by children, Brittany Laney, Tyler Laney, and Shawn Laney and their mother, Leigh Laney; grandchildren, Daniel, Paul, Thomas, Chyanne, Charleigh, Kevin, and Javen; sisters, Linda Wooten, Delvia Streets, and Darlene Hughes; brother, Rex Laney; several Nieces and Nephews; He was loved by many and will be missed.

            Memorial service Friday, January 17th, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Minister Hugh Glaze officiating; Mr. Laney was cremated.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.



Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Barbara "Bobbie" Tipton Daniel

Barbara "Bobbie" Tipton Daniel, 87 years old, went home to be with the Lord on January 5, 2020 in the home of her daughter Crystal and Son in law Nelson McDaniel in Shelby, NC. Bobbie was born on June 1, 1932 in Chattanooga, TN to Charles and Catharine Tipton. Bobbie was married to James "Jim"  E. Daniel who passed in 1999. She is survived by her two children, Crystal Richards-McDaniel of Shelby NC and David K. Daniel of Lyerly GA. She is also survived by her son in law, Nelson McDaniel, Daughter in Law, Nancy Daniel, One Sister, Nancy Wood of San Diego CA and her Husband Spencer, as well as Bobbie's 6 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren; Kevin Daniel and his wife Leanna of Rome GA and their 2 children Everett and Lydia, Matthew Daniel of Raleigh NC, Andrew Daniel of Lyerly GA and his wife Kristen,  Jacob Richards of Chattanooga TN, Rachel Richards of Shelby NC, and Rosemary Richards of Raleigh NC.  Bobbie's surviving extended Family includes Bob Richards of Chattanooga TN,  her niece, Susan Stewart of Fountain Inn SC and her husband Glenn Campbell, her nephew Skipper Stewart of Calhoun GA and his wife Brenda,  nephew Greg Stewart of Carrollton GA and his wife Patti, and her niece Karen Russo of Los Angeles CA and her husband Michael. As well as a host of friends and students from her daughter's studio who loved her very much.

Bobbie was a member of Summerville First United Methodist Church where she served faithfully for many years. She was a member of the Eastern Star and worked for over thirty years for Dr. Richard Miller, DDS.  Bobbie will be fondly remembered for her beautiful soprano singing voice, her warm smile, her love of chocolate. and her gracious, loving heart.   She leaves a legacy behind filled with laughter, grace and above all else, love. 

Funeral service will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020, in the Summerville Cemetery at 1pm. All friends and family are invited to attend the service. The Family will receive friends at Summerville First United Methodist Church, also on Saturday, from 11:30 A.M. until 12:30 P.M.; in case of inclement weather, the service will also be held at the Church.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be sent to Summerville First United Methodist Church or Hospice of Cleveland County NC, 951 Wendover Heights Dr, Shelby NC, 28150.


Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Lucille Ramey Dodd Fuller

MRS. LUCILLE RAMEY DODD FULLER, age 94, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday morning, January 7, 2020, in the local nursing home.  A Chattooga Count native, She was born to the late Earl and Ruth Wallin Ramey on July 26, 1925.  Mrs. Fuller was a member of the North Summerville Baptist Church and was retired from Mount Vernon Mills spinning department.  She was preceded in death by husband, the late James Fuller, son, Ken Dodd, and siblings, the late Juanita Dover, Bonnie Ramey, Willard Ramey, J. L. Ramey, and Billy Ramey all passed away previously.

            Surviving are daughter, Brenda Williams; son and spouse, Malcolm and Carolyn Dodd; brother, Tommy Ramey; 10 Grandchildren, 17 Great Grandchildren, 6 Great Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

            Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 9th, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Doyle Kelley and Rev. Joel Smith officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers, Scott Dodd, Barry Dodd, Toby Morrison, Wayne Lloyd, Wayne King, and Earle Rainwater; Honorary Pallbearers the Staff of Oakview Nursing and Rehab. Center.  The Family will receive friends Thursday from 1 until 3 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Lucille Ramey Dodd Fuller who passed away Tuesday morning.