Friday, July 31, 2020

Mr. Donald Minor Chandler

MR. DONALD MINOR CHANDLER, age 92, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020, at his residence. Born in Trion, Georgia on November 4, 1927, a son of the late John Herbert and Mattie Lee Alexander Chandler. Mr. Chandler was a member of Summerville First Baptist Church and the Seekers Sunday Class of the Church. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Navy serving in WW II and was retired from the Dyeing Department of Mount Vernon Mills. He was preceded by his wives, the late Doris Posey Chandler in 1977 and the late Winnie Lee Ledford Chandler in 2016, and siblings the late Leland Chandler, Beth Chandler Hall, and Bruce Chandler.

Surviving are children, Laura (Sally) & Jeff Gamble of Armuchee, Susan & Randy Thompson of Canton, and Gary & Kathy Floyd of Cartersville; grandchildren, Melissa Thompson-Riddle, Meredith Thompson Carter, Jarrod Slaton Floyd, Jamie Kristen Woodward Brown, Anna Elaine Floyd; Ten Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 1st, at 1:00 P.M. From Graveside in West Hill Cemetery with Mr. Jim Parker and Pastor Sean Wegner officiating. Active Pallbearers Butch Mitchell, Joe Mitchell, Jarrod Floyd, David Riddle, Jonathan Carter, Nathan Carter, Bryson Shelton, and Kade Shelton. Remembrances in the form of flowers or donations to the Summerville First Baptist Church or Gideons International are appreciated.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


Sunday, July 26, 2020

Charles Arvel McLeod, Sr.

Charles Arvel McLeod, Sr., of Trion, Georgia, passed away July 22, 2020, at Oakview in Summerville. Born July 24, 1934, he was the first baby born at Riegel Hospital soon after it opened in Trion and was the son of the late Grady Arvel McLeod and Shirley Henderson McLeod. He was married for 66 years to his high school sweetheart Margaret Dillard McLeod.

A retired educator, Mr. McLeod taught in Chattooga, Columbia, and Floyd counties in Georgia. From 1975 until 1982, he was the principal at Lyerly Elementary School. He was an enthusiastic golfer, who started out caddying at the Trion Golf Club in the 1940s. Throughout his life he spent many happy hours at the course in Trion with his golfing buddies, many of whom had gone to school together. One of the thrills of his life was being able to attend the Masters Tournament in Augusta almost every year from the 1960s through 2019 often with his brother-in-law Billy Hayes and to watch generations of professional golfers over half a century. Mr. McLeod and his wife were members of the Trion United Methodist Church and also worked together with the Trion Alumni Association for several years.

In addition to his wife Margaret, Mr. McLeod is survived by his children Cynthia Anne McLeod (Don Highfield), Charles Arvel McLeod, Jr. (Lisa), and Keith Arlin McLeod. He was predeceased by their son John Andrew McLeod (Cheryl). Survivors include grandchildren Andrea McLeod, Lauren McLeod, Nicholas Van Pelt, and Kathleen Van Pelt Gibson and great-grandchildren Kaedance, Ameri, and Andrew Van Pelt, Kai McLeod, and Emmaline Gibson, as well as nieces, nephews, and many cousins.

A private celebration of Charles McLeod’s life was held at his daughter Cynthia’s home in Mentone, Alabama, on July 24, 2020, on what would have been his 86th birthday. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, friends donate to the scholarship fund of the Trion Bulldog Alumni Association at PO Box 295, Trion, GA 30753.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Mrs. Jean Tillis

MRS. JEAN TILLIS, age 83, of Lyerly Georgia, passed away Thursday, July 23, 2020, in a Rome hospital. She was born in Lyerly, Georgia on May 19, 1937, a daughter the late William Alonzo and Willie Copeland Anderson. She was a member of the Lyerly First Baptist Church and worked in the insurance field. She was preceded in death by husband, the late Ed Tillis and sister, the late Ruth Cook.

Surviving are her step children, Edwin Tillis and Barbara Spearman of Atlanta, several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Graveside service will be held Sunday, July 26, 2020 at 1pm from the Johnson Cemetery with the Rev. James Baird and Rev. Trey Williams officiating. Active pallbearers will be Jerry Cook, Wallace Cook, Harold Ragland, Roger Bryant, Zane Ham, and Tim Edwards. The family will receive friends Sunday from 12 noon until the hour of service at Johnson Cemetery.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Jean Tillis who passed away Thursday.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Mr. Bobby Dan Allen

MR. BOBBY DAN ALLEN, age 77, of Commerce Street, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday evening, July 22, 2020, in a Rome hospital. He was born in Summerville, Georgia on August 12, 1942 to the late J. W. and Margaret Bradford Allen. Mr. Allen served in the U. S. Air Force and was a Carpenter by trade.

Surviving are daughters, Sheryl (Ricky) Campbell, Cindy (Michael) Romines, and Janet Allen; son, Robby Allen; grandchildren, Jonathan Hudgins, Bonnie Ellison, Mandi Ramey, Megan and Josh Rathbun, Brittany Allen; several Great Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews.

Graveside service will be held Saturday, July 26th, at 4:00 P.M., in Summerville Cemetery, with Dr. Charles Bishop officiating, Active Pallbearers, Michael Romines, Ricky Campbell, Jonathan Hudgins, Josh Rathbun, Koaner Helton, Elijah Hudgins, Chris Woodall, and Bill Tutton; Honorary Pallbearers all buddies from the Chattooga County Memorial Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Bobby Dan Allen.

Mrs. Dorothy Jane Brewster

MRS. DOROTHY JANE BREWSTER, age 71, of Hwy #114, Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday morning, July 22, 2020, in Chattanooga, TN. She was born February 7, 1949, daughter of the late Samuel Lee and Frances Woody Hensley. Mrs. Brewster was a member of the Church of Christ and retired school teacher from the Trion Schools. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Edgar Brewster, son, Jonathan Mark Brewster, and siblings, Carolyn Mae Ewing, Bobby Lee Hensley, Johnny Faye Hensley, Patricia Ann Smith, Cheryl Marie Brown, Sheila Gail Rape.

Surviving are daughter, Karen Brewster Wilson (Danny) of Dalton; daughters-in-law, Kimberly Brewster of Summerville and Rebecca Brewster of LaFayette; son, Thomas Gregory Brewster of San Antonio, TX.; grandchildren, Joshua Wilson (Katie), Kelsea Wilson, Kalee Anna Volzer (Justin), Kara Beth Brewster, Karlie Brewster, Kloie Brewster, Jackson Brewster, Graycen Brewster; great grandson, Henry Luke Volzer; sister, Imogene Hensley; brother, Douglas Hensley of Summerville; several Nieces and Nephews.

Private Graveside service will be held Saturday from Greenhills Memory Garden, with Dalton Gilreath officiating. Active pallbearers will be Chris Boling, Dake Boling, Justin Boling, Jackson Brewster, Josh Wilson, and Danny Wilson. The family will receive friends Friday from 5 until 8pm at the home of Mrs. Brewster, #2380 Highway #114, Summerville, Georgia.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Dorothy Jane Brewster who passed away Wednesday.


Friday, July 17, 2020

Mrs. Mary A.Stiffles

MRS. MARY A. SIFFLES, age 73, of Alexander Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday, July 16, 2020, in a Chattanooga Hospital following an extended illness. Mrs. Siffles was born, on July 16, 1947, in Birmingham, Alabama to the late Robert Benjamin and Peggy Owens Siffles. She was Holliness by Faith, a homemaker, and was preceded in death by a grandson, Tony Dewayne Eller, sisters, Margaret Sifles, Lynn Jo Siffles, and brothers, Hollis Siffles, Ray Siffles, and Billy Siffles all died earlier.

Surviving are Husband Donald Jack Siffles, Sr.; daughter, Wendy Ann Siffles;Donald Jack Siffles, Jr.; granddaughter, Stacy Ann Eller; sisters, Shirley Ann McDonald, Dorothy Forrest, Geneva Fountain, andBetty Edgeworth; brothers, Roger Siffles, Bobby Siffles, Leon Siffles; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral service and interment will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, July 19th, at Graveside in Summerville Cemetery, with Pastor Bobby Minor officiating. Active Pallbearers Tim Hathcock, David Ragan, Russell Green, Ronnie Abernathy, David Wade, and Roger Siffles.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Mary A. Siffles, who passed away Thursday.


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.