Monday, September 21, 2020
Ben is survived by his wife, Linda Durham Johnson; sister, Mary Jeanette Young, and sister-in-law, Martha Bishop, niece, Trina Hunt, and nephews, David Durham and Kenny Durham also survive.
Due to COVID restrictions, currently in place, there will be no visitation or viewing for Mr. Johnson.
Graveside service will be held Friday, September 25th, at 2:00 P.M. from West Hill Cemetery in Trion, with John Agnew and Robert Brown officiating. If attending, please observe mask ordinance and social distancing guidelines, for your protection and the protection of others in attendance.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Benjamin-Franklin, Jr.
Saturday, September 19, 2020
Surviving are daughter, Darlene (Steve) Crowe; sons, Mike (Gayle) Hicks and Mark (Chrystal) Hicks; grandchildren, Jesse Hicks, Matt Hicks, Marisa Grogan; great-grandchildren, Ally Smith Alred, Bowie Hicks, Shannen Hernandez, and Fisher Grogan; several Nieces and Nephews.
Graveside service will be held Monday, September 21st, at 1:00 P.M. in Summerville Cemetery, with Mr. Steve Scoggins officiating.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Mary Frances (Tommie) Hicks.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Surviving are Her children, Mike (Michelle) Owens, Mitzi (Ken) Smith, Terry (Leslie) Owens, and Marina (Kevin) Lee. Also surviving is sister, Evelyn Jones, Six Grandchildren, and Five Great Grandchildren.
A private graveside service and interment will be held at Little Sand Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery, where She will rest forevermore. The Family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Oak View Health and Rehabilitation G Hall, for taking such good care of Her when the Family couldn’t. We appreciate their hard work and dedication shown to our Family during this time of confusion in her mind, from Alzheimers.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Lee Owens, who passed away Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Surviving are his wife, Jane Hatfield; daughter, Megan Hatfield; step daughter, Shantal Hatt; step son, Lavon Sims; mother Brenda Sims; step grandchildren, Carma Hatt, and Shawn Hatt; sister, Candy Dawson; and brother Timothy Hatfield. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral service will be held Friday, September 11th, at 11:00 am from the Graveside in Sims Cemetery, with Pastor Matthew Evans officiating. Active Pallbearers will be Leon Grogan, Sam Marramore, Josh Dawson, Michael Padgett, Ryan Rowland, and Allen Martin; Honorary Pallbearer Rob Romines. The family will visit with friends at the cemetery from 10 am until the hour of service.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Robert Herman Hatfield.
Monday, September 7, 2020
Surviving are sons and daughter-in-law, Brian and Julia Tucker and Blake Tucker; grandchildren, Braden Tucker, Breanna Tucker, and Gracie Tucker; sister, Marlene Devier; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
Funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 8th, at 2:00 P.M. from Graveside in Summerville Cemetery, with Pastor Phil Minter officiating. Active Pallbearers will be Chris Devier, Jeff Devier, Caleb Devier, Brandon Hughes; Honorary Pallbearers, Oakview Nursing and Rehab Center Family.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for MRS. GLENDA GAIL TUCKER.
Friday, September 4, 2020
Surviving are many Nieces and Nephews.
Memorial service will be held Wednesday, September 9th, at 1:00 P.M. in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers the Staff of Oakview Nursing and Rehab Center.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Jerrell Wynn McCool was born July 18, 1941, in Rome, Georgia. Passed into the loving arms of The Lord on Sept. 2, 2020, in Summerville. Survived by his loving wife, Jane McCollum McCool, whom he first met when she was 11 years old. Also survived by sons, Ben, Jason (Brandy), Joel (Alma). Eleven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, his brother, Jim (Carolyn). Preceded in death by parents, Henry Sanders McCool, Eva May Freeman McCool, brother, Henry Lee McCool, and grandson, Memphis Blu McCool.
Jerrell grew up in West Rome and after graduating from West Rome High School he went to work at Fox Manufacturing. JB Dodd was looking for an eagle scout to work in banking.
Harry Wheeler, Boy Scout representative of Floyd County, recommended Jerrell for a job at Rome Bank and Trust. He began this career in the Proof Department of Rome Bank and Trust Company. Within a few years he had trained in all departments, and then began to teach training classes throughout the region. In his banking years, Jerrell attended Georgia Banking School and LSU Banking School of the South. After 19 years at Rome Bank, his career led him to First National Bank-Chattooga County as President when he was 36 years old, as one of the youngest bank presidents in the state of Georgia. He worked there nearly 8 years. His career led him to First National of Polk County, United Bank and Trust, Bank of Adairsville, returning in 1997 to First National Bank-Chattooga County, and Citizens First Bank where he retired in 2006. In 2009 he became a licensed insurance agent for Alfa Insurance, Joel McCool Agency in Rome, GA and continued until 2018 as an agent of Farmers Insurance, Joel McCool Agency in Cartersville, GA. Jerrell loved banking so much he returned to Southeast First National Bank-Chattooga County after retirement where he worked a couple days a week until the day he passed away. Jerrell was successful, had many friends, and well liked in the banking community.
Jerrell’s scouting began at the age of 8. He would have celebrated 70 years of scouting in December of this year. Jerrell earned his Arrow of Light as a Cub Scout, his Eagle at the age of 15, he earned the God and Country Award, Ordeal Brotherhood in 1956, and eventually the Vigil Member of the Order of the Arrow, Waguli Lodge 318, of which he was also Lodge Chief as a youth. He was a Silver Beaver Award Recipient in 1988. He was the assistant scout master, troop 28, 1959-1968. He earned the Scouters Training Award in 1967. Wood Badge Training in 1970. He was the Scout Master troop 28, 1974-1978, and the Scout Master troop 40, 1988-1995.
Jerrell’s wish was that his children would have his love of scouting. His dream was achieved when all three of his sons earned their Eagle.
Jerrell loved his God, as the youngest charter member of West Rome Methodist Church. He was the lay speaker for years when he lived in Rome. He was a current member of Summerville United Methodist Church where he was an active member and taught the Triangle Sunday School Class.
His mischievous, fun sense of humor, he kept his family, friends, and coworkers on their toes, with a smile on their face. Jerrell will be so missed…
Jerrell was laid to rest Saturday, Sept. 5th at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens, Rome, Georgia. Pallbearers Joel McCool, Jason McCool, David McCool, Nathan Helton, Bill Vandiver, and Matt Hart.
Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Surviving are his children, April (Rob) Curott, Mike (Kattie) Moore, James Anthony Moore, Kayleigh (Matt) Wynn, Derek Bridges (Ashley Swindle); grandchildren, Grayson Curott, Collier Curott, Jameson Moore, Madison Bridges, Cole Bridges, Reese Wynn; amazing aunts, Frances Cordle, Nancy Wilson, and Linda Pledger also survive.
Private Memorial service will be held Sunday, September 6th, at Midway Baptist Church with Pastor Jerry Gaddis and Pastor Steve Peppers officiating. In lieu of flowers Family suggests contributions to the Shrine Children’s Hospitals.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Dwight Stephen (Steve) Moore.