Thursday, September 22, 2022

EDGEWORTH

MRS. SUSIE MAE CRAIG EDGEWORTH, age 78, of Susie Lane, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at her residence.  A native of Chattooga County, she was born to the late Dillard and Daisy Hawkins Craig on October 8, 1943.  She was a member of Community Holiness Church and was retired from Mohawk Industries.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, the late Rev. Paul L. Edgeworth, daughter, the late Paula Gene Edgeworth, siblings, the late Tommy Craig, Johnny Craig, and Barbara Gene Craig.

 

            Surviving are daughters and spouses, Janice Marmet (Tony Prater), Patricia Corey (Bryon), Debbie Nance (Paul), and Jaycea Edgeworth; grandchildren, John Marmet, Jennifer Marmet, Nicole Corey, Joie Nance, Michael Marmet, Dakota Lively,  Jessie Savory, & Kourtney Marmet; great grandchildren, Memphis Marmet, Caleb “Boo” Bentley, Ryan Marmet, William Marmet, & Brody Marmet; brothers, R. D. Craig and Leon Craig;  several Sisters-in-law, Brothers-in-law, Nieces, and Nephews also survive.

 

            Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 25th, at 2:00 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Bennett and Rev. Steve Collins officiating, interment in Chapel Hill Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers Michael Blackmon, Ben Weeks, Brad Edgeworth, Chris Secrest, Kenny Edgeworth, and Dakota Lively.  The family will receive friends Saturday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

 

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Susie Mae Craig Edgeworth who passed away Wednesday.

Friday, September 9, 2022

SHIVER

MR. OTIS NELSON SHIVER, age 72, of Atlanta, Georgia, formerly of Chattooga County, Georgia, passed away Saturday, September 3, 2022, at his residence following a brief illness. Nelson was born in Trion, Georgia on November 12, 1949, a son of the late Otis and Marion Nelson Shiver. He was an educator, having taught School and coached girls basketball in the Chattooga County School system, later served as special needs Administrator for the Calhoun School system. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an aunt, the late Edna Shiver Helton (Buck) and uncle, the late Charles Nelson (Helen).

Surviving are brother, Farrell Shiver (Key); niece, Sarah Shiver; aunt, Linda Shiver Green (Alan).

In accordance with Mr. Nelson’s wishes, the body will be cremated.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

TINNEY

 MRS. MARLENE TINNEY, age 82, of Allen Street, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at her residence.  She was born in Trion, Georgia on December 21, 1939 to the late Wilburn Cleo and Lucille Mildred Donald Dolquery.  Mrs. Tinney was Baptist by Faith and attended the New  Antioch Baptist Church, where she taught the Ladies Sunday School Class, directed Bible School several times, and helped with the Christmas play.  She also served as pianist at the Frog Pond Baptist Church in earlier years.  Mrs. Tinney worked for the Chattooga County Tax office for 35 years, retiring in 2013.  She enjoyed cross stitching, crocheting, and working puzzles in free time.  In addition to Parents was preceded in death by her husband, the love of her life, Sonny Tinney.

 

            Surviving are daughters, Wanda (Dale) Bain and Phyllis (Mike) Odom; grandchildren, Bucky (Carla) Chisolm, Melissa (Paul) Chamlee, Chris Bain, and Kevin Bain; 10 great grandchildren, Lexi Craig, Kayleigh Byars, Jaci Cleveland, Avri Chamlee, Addi Belle Chamlee, Layton Chisolm, Harper Anne Chisolm, Ren Chamlee, Adalee Bain, and Scout Chisolm; several Nieces and Nephews.

 

            Funeral services will be held Friday, September 9th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Helton and Mike Odom officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers Bucky Chisolm, Chris Bain, Kevin Bain, Paul Chamlee, and Kimbren Dowdy; Honorary Pallbearers are the Women of New Antioch Baptist Church.  The Family will receive friends Friday from 1 until 2 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

 

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Marlene Tinney, who passed away Tuesday. 

Thursday, September 8, 2022

HUNTER

MRS. SAMANTHA TAYLOR HUNTER, age 27, of Jamestown Road, Menlo, Georgia passed away unexpectedly Friday, September 2, 2022, in a Rome hospital. , a daughter of Stacy Laney and Scott Dial. Mrs. Hunter was a homemaker. She was preceded in death by grandparents and great grandparents, Charlie & Rachel Laney, Opal Molock, Deborah Fincher, Fred Hunter and Medford Gass, and uncles Walley Laney and Junior Laney.

Surviving are husband, Dalton Hunter; parents, Stacy Laney (Kevin Vaughn) and Scott Dial; son, Jameson Hunter; sister, Kelsey Dial; brother, Spencer Dial; grandparents, Rex Laney, Patricia and Bruce Bahrnan, Glenda Glass, Linda Dale Holleman; mother-in-law, Julie Hunter; brother-in-law, Taylor Hunter (Ashley); aunts, Linda Wooten, Delvia Streets, Darlene Hughes; nieces and nephews, Cody Dial, Tayli, Trevin, Ronan, Roklan.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday at 3:00 P.M. from the Summerville Scout Hut with Family and Friends speaking.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

SCOTT

MR. DANNY EDWARD SCOTT, JR., age 46, of Acworth, Georgia, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, September 7, 2022, in a Marietta hospital. Born in Great Lakes, Ill. on February 9, 1976, a son of Teresa Norton Scott and Danny Edward Scott, Sr., both surviving. Mr. Scott was a member of Four Mile Baptist Church and an auto parts deliveryman.

Surviving are Mother and Father; fiancée, Missey Haley; several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins also survive,

Memorial services will be held Sunday, September 11th, at 2:00 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Rev. Joel Smith officiating. Visitation will be Sunday from 1 until 2 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Danny Edward Scott, Jr. who passed away Wednesday.

Sunday, September 4, 2022

GREEN

MRS. BURMAH NELL GREEN, age 77, of Cloudland, Georgia, passed away Saturday morning, September 3, 2022, at her residence. Mrs. Green was born on April 22, 1945 to the late Roscoe and Derotha Tommie McClung. She was a member and Elder of the Cloudland Presbyterian Church and was retired from the Georgia Department of Corrections. Burmah enjoyed walking, sewing, crafting and was active in the Cloudland Yoga and Mentone Knitting Class. In addition to Parents, She was preceded in death by a brother, the late Carlton McClung.

Surviving are Her loving husband of 57 years, Phil Green; daughter, Angie Pritchett (Jackie); granddaughter, Lindsey Hankins (Brian); great grandchildren, Reese Willingham, Kristen Hankins, Colton Hankins.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 6th, at 4:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Bobby Cavin and David Tidmore officiating, interment in Cloudland Presbyterian Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Chad O. Green, Butch Young, Greg Hawkins, Rex Abernathy, Dickie Tanner, and David Tidmore; Honorary Pallbearers Cindy Deberry, Glenda Hamilton, Nancy McCalmon, Sarah Pless, Nancy Abernathy, Carol Thomason, Sally Muschamp, Patsy and Kimberly Jackson, and Gay Godbois. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2 until 4 P.M. at the Funeral Home. The Family request no flowers and suggest contributions to the Cloudland Presbyterian Church or Cloudland Presbyterian Cemetery.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Burmah Nell Green, who passed away Saturday.

PALMOUR


MS. FRANCES M. PALMOUR, age 92, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Saturday morning September 3, 2022,  in the local nursing center.  A native of Chattooga County, Georgia, She was born on February 19, 1930 to the late Samuel Grady Palmour, Sr. and Georgia Alice Weaver Palmour.   Ms. Palmour was a Charter Member of Horizon Baptist Fellowship  and was retired school teacher for the Chattooga County and Trion City School systems.  In addition to Parents, She was preceded in death by a sister, the late Maxine Palmour.

 

            Surviving are brothers, Grady and Ann Palmour and Jimmy and Judy Palmour; niece, Georgianna Palmour; nephews, Jay and Beth Palmour, Christopher Ward, and Mack Palmour.

 

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 7th, at 2:00 P.M. from Graveside in West Hill Cemetery at Trion, with Rev. John Paul Harris officiating.  Active Pallbearers Jay Palmour, Chris Ward, Sam Palmour, Mack Palmour, John Weaver, Michael White, and Darrell White.  Visitation will be Wednesday at 1 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

 

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Ms. Frances M. Palmour.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

WILLIAMSON

MRS. ELIZABETH R. WILLIAMSON, age 93, of Espy Street, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at her residence. She was born in Rustin, LA. on June 14, 1929, to the late Hubert and Irma Thacker Rogers. Mrs. Williamson was a retired Special Needs Nurse; in addition to Parents was preceded in death by her husband, the late Earl Williamson, a son the late William Bruce Taylor, and sister and brother-in-law, the late Trudy and Jim Ellett.

Surviving are Her sons, Russell Keith Taylor and Thomas Michael Taylor; several Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, one Niece and one Nephew.

At Mrs. Williamson’s request she was cremated; a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Friday, August 26, 2022

BALDWIN

MR. MAX RUSSELL BALDWIN, Sr., age 85, of Dry Valley Church Road Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday August 25th, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Summerville, Georgia on March 5, 1937, son of the late Archie R. and Annie Ruth Baines Baldwin. Mr. Baldwin retired in 1980 as a Major of the United States Army serving in Vietnam two terms and achieved Master Senior Aviator. He was a member of the Church of Christ. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, the late Gracie Ruth Hall.

Surviving are his loving Wife, Peggy Shamblin Baldwin; Daughter, Virginia Ruth Baldwin; Sons, Max Russell Baldwin II and Patrick S. Baldwin, M.D.; Grandchildren, Cassidy Shea Baldwin, M.D, Dylan Shamblin Baldwin, Catlin Rae Meredith, Max Edwin Kohl, James Ryan Kohl and Islay Ruth Kohl.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 28th, 2022 from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Woods and Mr. John Shamblin officiating. Entombment will be at a later date. Pallbearers will be Lee Wilcox, Jeff Mitchell, Dylan Baldwin, Mark Woods, Terry Payne, and John Meredith. Honorary Pallbearers will be Lee and Caroline Meranic, John and Glendia Liddle, Ted and Gayle Goss, Debra Piper, Sue Bridges, Kevin and Betsy Hayes, Connie and Terry Payne, Pam and Spenser Hogg, Peggy and Harold Boyd, Joy and Dewayne Hampton, Libby and Mikey Worthington, Dr. Jeffery Blackmon, Jimmy Barron, Lisa and Buddy Hill, and Teresa Compton. The family will receive friends Sunday from 12:30 until 2 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, August 22, 2022

WHITE

MRS. JANICE LEE (PATSY) WHITE, age 75, of Red Bird Lane, Summerville, Georgia, Teloga Community, passed away Sunday evening at her residence, following an extended illness. Born in North Carolina on April 25, 1947, She was a daughter of the late Raymond Deforest (Boog) Kirby and Josie Elizabeth Keef (Jo) Kirby. Mrs. White was former Director of Nutrition at Kennestone Hospital and a member of the Teloga Baptist Church. In addition to Parents, She was preceded in death by Her husband, the late Noland Dewayne White on July 4, 2021, and brothers, the late Steve Kirby and Michael Kirby.

Surviving are son, Jaylen White; sister-Linda (Bill) Powell; special friends and caregivers, Diane Venable, Vickie and Gene Brown, Peggy Mitchell, and Brandon Gurley.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:00 P.M. from the Teloga Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Weaver officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Steve Rinehart, Johnny Gentry, Gene Brown, Ted Deberry, Gene Ellenburg, and Brandon Gurley. Honorary Pallbearers are the Ladies of Teloga Baptist Church and Arti Cherry, and Peggy Mitchell; special friends and caregivers Diane Venable, Vickie and Gene Brown, (Best Friend Ever) Kathy Gentry, Peggy Mitchell, and Brandon Gurley. The Family will receive friends Wednesday at the Teloga Baptist Church from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Patsy White.

Friday, August 19, 2022

DUKE

MR. ROGER HUGH DUKE, age 78, of Cave Spring, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2022, in a Rome hospital. He was born in Hamilton, Alabama, on January 4, 1944, a son of the late George and Wilma Lois Markham Duke. He was a maintenance operator for a printing operation. In addition to Parents, He was preceded in death by brothers, the late Harold Duke, Billy Wayne Duke, and Larry Duke.

Surviving are daughter, Beth Lynn Duke Jackson (Darrin); son, Tobin Monroe Duke; grandchildren, Haley Duke, Emily Jackson, Dawson Jackson, and Hannah Duke; sister, Linda Duke Tucker (Tommy); brothers, Gary Duke (Becky), Barry Duke (Jimmie), and Tony Duke (Karen); sister-in-law, Sarah Duke; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be held Monday, August 22nd, at 2:00 P.M. from Graveside in Greenhills Memory Garden with Pastor Jarrod Kinsey officiating.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

MASHHADI

MOHAMMAD ALI MASHHADI, age 32, of Wildlife Lake Road, Summerville, Georgia, passed away unexpectedly August 9, 2022. Born on April 12, 1990 in Lahore, Pakistan, and was a service station attendant.

Surviving are parents, Syed and Linda Mashhadi; brother Shawn Mashhadi; Grandparents also survive.

Funeral service and interment Saturday, August 20th, from Berryton Cemetery.

Monday, August 15, 2022

ALLEN

MRS. DAPHENE J. ALLEN, age 98, of Walnut Street, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2022, in the local nursing home. Born on July 31, 1924, was a native of Jackson County, Alabama, and a daughter of the late Reuben and Effie Hilley Johnson. A member of South Summervile Baptist Church, Mrs. Allen worked for Montgomery Knitting Mill and retired from Oakview Nursing and Rehab. Center. In addition to Parents, was preceded in death by husband, the late Loren Howard Allen, son, the late Danny Allen, also three Brothers and two sisters died earlier.

Surviving are daughter, Aleta Kellett (Jimmy Barron); daughter-in-law, Betty Ann Allen; grandchildren, Heather Eagle, Kyle (Lori) Kellett, Stephanie Allen (Frank Winter), Jeff Pless; great grandchildren, Hayden and Taylor Eagle, Gracie Farmer, Kylor and Ruby Kellett, Rowan and Bridgette Wang; several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 17th, at 4:00 P.M. from the South Summerville Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Greer and Rev. Doyle Waters officiating with eulogy by Heather Eagle, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Active Pallbearers Kyle Kellett, Kylor Kellett, Hayden Eagle, Taylor Eagle, Jeff Pless, and Frank Winter; Honorary Pallbearers the Staff of Oakview Nursing and Rehab. Center. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 until 4 P.M. at the Church. Contributions may be made to the South Summerville Baptist Church.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Daphene J. Allen who passed away Sunday.

Thursday, August 11, 2022

CRUMP

MR. JEREMY PAUL CRUMP, age 45, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away July 17, 2022, from injuries received in a pedestrian/automobile accident in the Pennville Community. Mr. Crump was born April 1, 1977, in Summerville, Georgia, a son of the late Debra McCauley and Gary Thomas Crump who survives. In addition to his Mother, He was preceded in death by grandparents, Anna and B. D. McCauley, Bessie and C. G. Crump.

Surviving are father, Gary Thomas Crump; wife, Connie Crump; daughters, Olivia Tidmore and Adrian Tidmore; brothers, Gary B. Crump, Christopher T. (Christy) Crump, and David Crump; sister, Haley Crump; several Nieces, Nephews, great Nieces, and Nephews.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, August 13th, at 11:00 A.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Brother Bryson McCauley officiating.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of Arrangements.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

RICH

 MR. LAMAR W. RICH, age 73,  received his wings July 31, 2022 while residing in Marshalltown, Iowa; he was formerly of Trion, Georgia.  He was born in Trion, Georgia on November 29, 1948 to the late William (Bill) and Pearl Potts Rich.  He was retired from the Public Works Department of Chattooga County and as Pastor of Ark Of Faith Church in Lyerly, Georgia.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, the late Dale Lamar Rich, a sister, the late Rosey Rich, and brothers, the late Fred Rich and William Rich.

 

            Surviving are Patricia Rich; daughters, Jerri Hill (Ricky Thomas), Sherry Tapp, Tammy Rich, Melissa Rich, Tammy Pettyjohn, Tonga Money, and Tonya Abernathy; sons, Kenny Matney and David Rich; sisters, Nell Timmons, Patricia Westbrooks, and Dorothy Rich; brother, Charles Rich; Twelve Grandchildren, Twelve Great Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews..

 

            Visitation is at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 6th, at the Funeral Home, followed by a Graveside service at 1:00 P.M. in West Hill Cemetery, in Trion, Georgia.  Rev. Ricky Biddle will officiate service; Pallbearers will be Alex Abernathy, Zach Abernathy, Jamey Cochran, Logan Cochran, Robert Barrett, Douglas Alley, Michael Hines, Ricky Thomas, and Ozzy.

 

 

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Lamar Rich who passed away Sunday.

Friday, July 29, 2022

HARRIS

MRS. PATRICIA LYNN HARRIS, age 56, of Rome, Georgia passed away Thursday evening, July 28, 2022. She was born in Floyd County, Georgia on October 23, 1965, a daughter to the late Edward Johnston and Margaret Wright Johnston. Mrs. Harris worked as an LPN in a Rome nursing home and was a member of the New Hope South Baptist Church.

Surviving are her husband, Charles Harris; daughters and sons-in-law, Samantha Lynn (Justin G.) Lee; Patricia Amber (Preston) Harris; grandchildren, Evan Lee, Brayden Harris, Zoey Lee, and Aaron Lee; sisters, Brenda Carver and Debbie Tibitts; brother, David Johnston; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 30, 2022 at 5 p.m. from the New Hope South Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Roach officiating, Interment in the New Hope South Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 4 until 5 P.M. at the Church. The Family requests no flowers.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Patricia Lynn Harris who passed away Thursday.

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

RAY

MRS. EFFIE MAE RAY, age 74, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away July 5, 2022, at Her residence. She was born in LaFayette, Georgia on February 2, 1947, a daughter of the late Charlie Lee and Virginia Turner Crawford. Mrs. Ray was retired from the sewing department of Best Mfg. Company and was preceded in death by her husband, the late Walter Clay (W.C.) Ray on June 15, 2018.

Surviving is a brother, Charles Lee Crawford; several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins also survive.

Funeral service will be held Thursday, July 28th, at 11:00 A.M. from Graveside in West Hill Cemetery with Rev. Dale Willingham officiating.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Friday, July 22, 2022

DEAN


MR. ALAN B. DEAN, age 67, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, July 21, 2022, at his residence. Born in LaFayette, Georgia on February 12, 1955, He was the son of the late George E. and Billie Watkins Dean. He graduated from Chattooga High School with the Class of 1973. Mr. Dean attended Berry and Floyd Colleges, earning an associate degree as a registered nurse. He achieved a degree of Bachelor of Science degree as a Physician Assistant at the Medical College of Georgia, as well as a Master’s Degree, with honors, in Church Ministries in Counseling from the Church of God Theological Seminary. He later began working on a PhD, but was unable to complete due to sickness. Mr. Dean was involved in Worldwide Medical missions to Africa, South America, and China, which resulted in hundreds of people receiving medical care and treatment and coming to know Jesus. He also had an ongoing singing career with local and out of town quartet groups.

Surviving are daughter, Amy Daniel; son, Jonathan Dean; grandsons, Kaleb Daniel and Jack Cavin; sister & spouse, Karen and Pat Gaines; nephew, Ethan Gaines.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 27th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D.
Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Jason Lee and Rev. Dr. Ed Judy and officiating, interment in Oaknoll Memorial Gardens. Active Pallbearers Ethan Gaines, Kaleb Daniel, Charlie Logan, III, Steve Graves, Kelvin Ratliff, and David Reynolds; Honorary Pallbearers, Terry Sentell, Mike Floyd, Rodney Anglin, Ron Carver, and Sammy Breeden. Visitation will be Wednesday from 12:00 noon until 2:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Alan B. Dean who passed away Thursday.

Friday, July 8, 2022

DONOVITS

MR. WILLIAM FRANZ “BILL” DONOVITS, SR., age 88, of Mahan Road, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Thursday morning, July 7, 2022, at his residence. A native of Chattooga County, Georgia, He was born on June 27, 1934 to the late John Donovits, Sr. and Amanda Anne Johnson Donovits. Mr. Donovits was retired welder for General Electric in Rome, Georgia. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by wife, the late Sylvia Ann Tallent Donovits, and a brother, the late John Donovits, Jr.

Surviving are daughter and spouse, Patricia Donovits Parrottt (Scott); son and spouse, William Franz Donovits, Jr. (Frances); grandchildren, Ava Parrott and Zachary Parrott; special friend, Jane Stokes; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 9th, at 2:00 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, interment in Mount Bethel Cemetery. Active Pallbearers, Scott Parrott, Zachery Parrott, Kelly Stokes, Logan Stokes, Jim Donovits, and David Donovits. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. Saturday.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. William Franz “Bill” Donovits, Sr., who passed away Thursday.

Monday, July 4, 2022

ASHWORTH

MRS. MARY ALICE ASHWORTH, age 80, of Berryton Community, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Sunday afternoon, July 3, 2022, at Her residence. Mrs. Ashworth was born in Chattooga County, Georgia on May 19, 1942 to the late Fred and Willie Mae Bohannon Tucker. She was a member, and for many years was pianist, for the Berryton Baptist Church and was pianist and alto for “The Singing Volunteers” quartet. In addition to Her Parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, the late Harold Fred Tucker.

Surviving are Her husband, Raybern L. Ashworth; daughter and future son-in-law, Alexis Ashworth and Tyler Pickle; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 5th, at 12:30 P.M. from Graveside in Moseley Cemetery with Rev. Steve Speer, Rev. Gary Howell, and Rev. Ed Flener officiating. Active Pallbearers Ed Flener, Daniel Driver, Ryan Driver, Tyler Pickle, Kevin Gorham, and Ronnie Croy; Honorary Pallbearers Pruitt Hospice, Ashley Smith and Kaitlin Gulledge. The Family will receive friends Tuesday at the Funeral Home from 11:00 A.M. until 12:00 noon.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Mary Alice Ashworth, who passed away Sunday.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

MONEY

MR. BILLY SAM MONEY, age 74, of Ellenburg Subdivision, Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday afternoon, in a Rome hospital. A native of Chattooga County, Georgia, He was born to the late Earl J. and Sybil Chesnut Money on December 31, 1947. Mr. Money was owner/operator of Money Carpet of Summerville, was a Veteran of Viet Nam, serving in the U. S. Army. He was a member of the V.F.W., American Legion, and the D.A.V. Mr. Money was preceded in death by a son, the late Corey Money and a brother, the late Travis Money.

Surviving are His son, Barry Money; granddaughter, Emma Money; sisters, Barbara (Buck) Leath and Betty Ray; brother, Randy (Pat) Money; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Graveside service will be held Friday, June 24th, at 11:00 A.M. from West Hill Cemetery at Trion, with Rev. Barry Brown officiating.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, June 20, 2022

LANEY


MR. DANIEL SHAWN “BROTHER LOVE” LANEY, age 48, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Sunday morning, June 19, 2022, in a Rome hospital following an illness. Mr. Laney was born in Rome, Georgia on October 18, 1973 to the late Walter Thomas and Pauline Rose McGuire Laney. He was employed at Mount Vernon Mills in the preparation department for the last 30 years.

Surviving are His wife, Debra Ruth Laney; 3 sons, Daniel Laney, Paul Laney, and Thomas Laney; daughter, Chyann Laney; 2 step sons, Timothy (Ashley) Eaton and Cody (Jace) Lemming; Six Grandchildren.

A visitation will be held Tuesday, June 21st, from 6 until 9 P.M. at the Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements

Thursday, June 16, 2022

YOUNG

MRS. MARY JEANETTE YOUNG, age 69, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday evening, June 15, 2022, in a Chattanooga health care. She was born in Summervile, Georgia on October 4, 1952, a daughter of the late Benjamin (Doc) Johnson, Sr. and Elizabeth Poovey Johnson. Mary was an active member of Summerville First Baptist Church, where she taught Children’s Sunday School Class and was a faithful member of the Choir. She was retired from the shade room of Mount Vernon Mills, and had a passion for helping anyone, especially disabled and elderly friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by beloved husband, the late David Dwight Young and a brother, the late Benjamin Johnson, Jr.

Surviving are sisters-in-law, Linda Johnson and Nancy Monaghan; cousin, Mable Poovey; special friend, Robert Brown; care givers, Joann Clements and Kathy Cavin.

Funeral service will be held Sunday, June19th, at 2:00 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Her pastor, Dr. Sean Wegener officiating, interment on Monday in Greenhills Memory Garden. Honorary Pallbearers will be employees of OakView Nursing & Rehab Center, the Fresenius Kidney Care, Hospice of Chattanooga and AmTran Medical Transport. Visitation will be held Sunday from 1 until 2 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to be made to the American Kidney Fund #11921 Rockville Pike Suite 300 Rockville, MD 20852

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Mary Jeanette Young who passed away Wednesday.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022

HAYES


Mr. Bobby Eugene Hayes of the Halls Valley Community passed away on Monday, June 13, 2022 at Oakview Health & Rehabilitation. Bobby was the only son of the late Ernest “Bub” Eugene and Willa Mae Davenport Hayes. He was born in Trion Georgia on January 31, 1939. He married Sandra Kay Williams on December 23, 1961 at Pleasant Grove Church of Christ. He served in the United States Army from January 1962 until December1963 during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Bobby and his late father operated and owned Hayes Upholstery Shop from 1955 until 1992. Bobby was employed at Mount Vernon Mills from 1992 until his retirement in June 2004. He served as a deacon and elder at the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ for many years. He was preceded in death by his late grandparents, Huland Burg and Lula Zenobia Conley Davenport, Geoffrey Clingman and Minnie Mae Evans Hayes and step grandmother Mattie Rhodes Allen Hayes. His loving parents preceded him in death, Ernest “Bud” Eugene Hayes on December 22, 1984 and Willa Mae Davenport Hayes on December 24, 2010.

Surviving are Sandra Kay Williams Hayes of Trion, son and daughter-in-law, Bradley “Brad”

Eugene and Judy Renee Swanson Hayes of Trion, grandsons and granddaughter-in-law, Bradley Luke and Randi Harbuck Hayes of Valdosta, Georgia and Jakeb “Jake” Bobby Hayes of Kennesaw, Georgia. Also surviving are aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 2 p.m. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Ministers Hugh Glaze and Robby C. Eversole officiating. Interment to follow in Williams Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Luke Hayes, Jake Hayes, Stephen Williams, Billy Williams, Harold “Cotton” Williams, and Jerry Davenport. Honorary Pallbearers will be Harley Brown (Room C111) and the Staff of Oakview Health & Rehabilitation and Affinis Hospice. The family will receive friends from 1 until 2 P.M. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to the Parkinson’s Foundation or charity of choice.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Bobby Eugene Hayes.

Monday, June 13, 2022

WILSON

MRS. NANCY L. WILSON, age 89, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022, in a Rome Hospital. A native of Dekalb County, Alabama, she born on February 27, 1933, to the late Floyd Edward and Leona Clark Young. Mrs. Wilson was a member of Midway Baptist Church, retired from the Needling Department of Georgia Rug Mill, and was preceded in death by her husband, the late James Aubry Wilson, Jr. and daughter, the late Debbie Hawkins.

Surviving are grandson, Mark Storey; great granddaughter, Nikki Hulse; two Great Great Grandchildren; sisters, Frances Cordle and Linda Pledger; several Nieces and Nephews.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 16th, at 2:00 p.m. from the Midway Baptist Church with Pastor Steve Peppers and Rev. Ron Pledger officiating, inurnment in Greenhills Memory Garden.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

OWINGS

Ms. Betty Jean Yarbrough Owings, age 88, went home to be with Jesus on June 13, 2022 surrounded by her family. We are rejoicing in knowing she is with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

Betty Jean was born on March 31, 1934, daughter of the late Hill Yarbrough and Lucinda Rickett Yarbrough. She married her sweetheart, the late Roy Jackson Owings on December 20, 1953. They were married for 43 wonderful years and made their home in the Gore community. She was a faithful member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and attended until her health declined. Also preceding her in death were a sister, Julia Nell “Judy” Salmon, and a brother, Johnny Yarbrough.

Survivors include two sons, Jack Owings (Tammy) and Jeff Owings (Lisa), four grandchildren (Julia Park (Jason), Hillary Carpenter (Justin), Haley Brooke Johnson (Andrew), and Sage Owings), a sister, Emily Hill (James) , 5 great- grandchildren, and several special nieces and nephews.

Betty Jean loved her family more than anything in the world. She loved nothing more than cooking for them and having everyone together. She loved to spoil her grandchildren with homemade cookies, cakes and candies. Needless to say, she was an excellent cook, and excellent mother, mother-in-law grandmother, and friend to all who knew her. Betty retired as Chief Registrar of Chattooga County in November of 2010 after working in that office for 37 years.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 15 at 10:00 a.m. followed by the service at 11:00 at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Brother James Baird officiating. Interment will follow the service at the church cemetery. Pallbearers are Jimmy Barron, William Mitchell, Benji Price, Clint Hunter, Danny McGraw, Greg Shaw, Scott Everett, and Sam Jones.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church cemetery fund. Donations may be mailed to the care of Pam Hammonds at 204 Congress Street, Summerville, Georgia, 30747.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

BEAN


     MRS. JOYCE JEANETTE BEAN, age 88, of Rollins Drive, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Sunday afternoon, June 12, 2022, in Rome Health Care. She was born in Chattooga County, Georgia on December 22, 1933, a daughter of the late Grady J. and Hattie Hines Johnson. A member of Midway Baptist Church, She was retired sales clerk for the former Jackson Drug Store of Summerville, and was preceded in death by husbands, the late William T. Bean and the late Raymond Thompson.

Surviving are son and spouse, William David and Doreen Bean; granddaughter and spouse, Kira Bean and James Austin; great granddaughters, Alyssa Kate Austin and Anna James Austin; sisters, Vira Reynolds and Threasa Daughtery; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 15th, at 2:00 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Peppers officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Tommy Ezell, Randy Thompson, Steve Henderson, Brandon Henderson, Mark Toles, and Greg Martin. The Family will receive friends Wednesday from noon until 2:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

HAWKINS

MRS. AVA CATHERINE HAWKINS, age 87, of Cloudland, Georgia, passed away Friday afternoon, June 10, 2022, in a Marietta hospital. Mrs. Hawkins was born on November 5, 1934 in Sylvania, Alabama, to the late William McKinley Gorham and Ida Wisner Gorham. She was retired from Best Mfg. Company, sewing department, a member of Menlo First Baptist Church. In addition to Parents, Mrs. Hawkins was preceded in death by her husband, the late Robert Hugh Hawkins, on February 11, 2014, and siblings Talmadge Gorham, John Dewey Gorham, Bethel Gorham, Ethel Kirby, Linda Burkhalter, and Edna Pursley.

Surviving are daughter and spouse, Kathy and Tim Sims; son and spouse, Michael and Tracy Hawkins; grandsons, James Alexander Sims and Andrew Robert Sims; great grandson, Colton Tanner Sims; sister, Estelle Johnson; brother, Garvin Gorham; special friends, Jensen Brink and Ashlyn Walker; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 14th, at 3:30 P.M. from Graveside in Cloudland Presbyterian Cemetery, with Rev. Mickey Skates and Dr. Jeff Alverson officiating. Active Pallbearers James Alexander Sims, Andrew Robert Sims, Michael Burrage, Jeff Gorham, Mark Wofford, and Albert Palmour; Honorary Pallbearer Colton Tanner Sims. The Family will receive friends Tuesday from 1:30 until 3:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Ava Catherine Hawkins who passed away Friday.

Monday, June 6, 2022

GRIMES

MRS. MARY WHITLEY GRIMES, age 70 of Allen Street, Summerville, Georgia, passed away unexpectedly Sunday afternoon, June 5, 2022, in a Rome hospital. She was born July 15, 1951, a daughter of the late T. C. “Bud” Whitley and Mary Beatrice Bailey Whitley. Mrs. Grimes was retired Clerk for the Chattooga County Clerk of Courts office, and a member of the Trion First Baptist Church.

Surviving are Her husband, Tommy Grimes; daughter, Candy Grimes; grandson, Kamdyn Grimes; brother and sister-in-law, Chip and Serena Whitley; nephew, Tyler Whitley; niece, Christa Menkara.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 8th, at 1:30 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Casey Bramlett and Rev. Stanley Smith officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Ricky Simms, Kevin Lee, Britt Carpenter, Doug Jones, Bob Roper, Dale Wilson, Randell Reynolds, Rusty Hill; Honorary Pallbearers will be Adult #2 Sunday School Class of Trion First Baptist Church. The Family will receive friends Wednesday from 12 noon until 1:30 P.M.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Mary Whitley Grimes who passed away Sunday afternoon.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

HAYES

MR. JOSEPH MATTHEW (MATT) HAYES, age 43, of White Oak Road, Summerville, Georgia, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, May 21, 2022, at his residence. Matt was born in Rome, Georgia on September 21, 1978 to the late James Vernon Hayes and Sandra E. Chandler Grady, who survives. He was a member of Summerville First Baptist Church and an information technician. In addition to His Father, was preceded in death by grandparents, Ruth Hayes, and Jo and G. W. Koonce.

Surviving are His mother, Sandra E. Grady (Jeff); daughters, Emily Hayes and Kate Hayes; sister, Jamie Rollins (Ken); paternal grandfather, Vernon Hayes; nieces, Sadie Rollins and Maryn Rollins; numerous Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins also survive.

Memorial service will be held Sunday, June 5th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Joseph Matthew (Matt) Hayes, who passed away May 21, 2022.

Monday, May 30, 2022

TEEMS

MR. EDWARD LEROY TEEMS, age 77, of Burton Road, Trion, Georgia, passed away Monday morning, May 30, 2022, at his residence. He was born on April 24, 1945 to the late Andrew (Pete) Teems and Floy Townsend Teems. Mr. Teems served in the U. S. Air Force in Viet Nam, later retiring from the U. S. Army. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, the late Barbara Newsome.

Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Edward Leroy Teems, Jr. and Merida (Vicki) Manipoun Teems of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister, Kathaleen Fish of Fitzgerald, Ga.; grandchildren, Edward Teems III and Elle Teems; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 2nd, at 2:00 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, interment in Silver Hill Cemetery, with Military Honors rendered by Shanklin-Attaway American Legion Honor Guard. Active Pallbearers Allen Conger, Logan Conger, David Fish, Jimmy Wilkerson, Andy Cash, and Jim Smith. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Edward Leroy Teems, who passed away Monday morning.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

MARTINEZ

MR. JOHN MARTINEZ, age 90, of Rome, Georgia, formerly of Chattooga County, Georgia, passed away Saturday, May 21, 2022, in a Rome hospital. Mr. Martinez was born in Denver, Colorado on June 2, 1931, a son of the late John Joseph Martinez and Flora Sena Martinez. He was a Veteran of the United States Marines serving in Korea and was a member, former choir director, and Sunday school teacher of the New Bethel Baptist Church. In addition to His Parents, John was preceded in death by his wife the late Juanita Massey Martinez.

Surviving is a brother, Greg Martinez of Michigan; several Nieces and Nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

GORDON

Frances Padgett Gordon, born in Chattooga County, Georgia and a long-time resident of Orlando, Florida, passed away peacefully Wednesday, May 4, 2022 at the age of 93. She is pre-deceased by her husband, George Edd Gordon, with whom she operated Gordon's Leasing and Transport out of Orlando. She was a member of Delaney St. Baptist Church and spent many years following retirement working at their Pre-school. Frances loved gardening and was a volunteer at Harry P. Leu Gardens for many years. Survivors include her sister Nelda Gayler Smith, sister-in-law Martha Sue Speer, daughters Dianne (Mac) Gifford and Gwen (Jim) O'Sullivan, son Edd (Becky) Gordon, grandchildren Heather (Ritchard) Baus, Heath (Amanda) Gifford, Mindy (Randall) Gilbert, Edd Gordon, Jr., Katie (Brent) Wainscott, Kelci and Ryan Mauldin, and her wonderful great-grandchildren and great-great grandchild.

Graveside services to be held June 18th at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Gore, Georgia, her childhood church and where she and George Edd were married. Now they will be together again. Interment by Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, Summerville Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Westminster Towers Orlando Employee Holiday Fund, 70 W. Lucerne Circle, Orlando, Florida, 32806.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

RUSH

MR. GAYLON L. RUSH, age 83, of Roslyn Lane, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022, in a Rome hospital.

A native of Trion, Georgia, He was born to the late Otha and Thelma Rush, on April 26, 1939. Mr. Rush was a member of the Summerville First Baptist Church, a Veteran of the U. S. Army, and was retired from commercial finance.

Surviving are daughters, Debra Koertge (Richard), Linda Barbagallo (Sal), and Barbara Schafer (Kurt); son, John Rush; sister, Marilyn Wood; grandchildren, Natalie Whigham, Laura Bargagallo, Ashley Fred, Christopher Koertge, Christian Schafer, and Grace Schafer; great granddaughter, Olivia Whigham; niece, Susan Murdock (Todd); great nieces, Graci Murdock and Chloe Murdock; special friend, Norma Ables.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 26th, at 1:30 P.M. from the Summerville First Baptist Church with Dr. Paul Mason and Dr. Sean Wegener officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday from 12:00 noon until 1:30 P.M. at the Church.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, May 16, 2022

BLACKWELL


 MRS. BARBARA DIANNE BLACKWELL, age 75 of Summerville, Georgia went home to be with her Lord and Savior Sunday, May 15th, 2022. She was born on November 3, 1946, to the late Buford and Mary Ruth Smith.  Mrs. Blackwell was employed with Mohawk Industries for 25 years. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, admired by many and known to all simply as Nanny.  She loved sitting on her front porch enjoying her two cats and feeding her squirrels and birds. She was a member of Berryton Baptist Church.  In addition to Her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Odell Johnston; brothers, Wayne, Joe, and Martin Smith; sisters, Lou Payne, Faye Buffington, and Redonna Green.

 

Surviving are her husband of 58 loving years of marriage, Bob Blackwell; three daughters, May Ann (Donny) Blackwell, Karen (Steve) Odom, and Renee Blackwell; 5 grandchildren, Brittney (Michael) Nicholson, Dustin Blackwell, Erika (Keith) Simmons, Sara Jo Haney and Jacob Odom; 7 great grandchildren, Molly and Evie Nicholson, Jet Johnson, Dartey Robert and Sutton Grace Blackwell and Sophia and Greyson Simmons; sister, Cindy (Jim) Cotten,  along with several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held, Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at 3 p.m. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Wayne Payne, Bro. Kenny Payne, Bro. Russ and Misty Blackwell officiating, emtombment in Greenhills Memory Garden.  Active Pallbearers will be Donald McGraw, Rodney Blackwell, Clint Dillard, Luke Blackwell, Bobby Brown, and LaBranne Willingham.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Mohawk Industries Employees.  The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home from 1 until 3 p.m. on Tuesday.

 

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Barbara Dianne Blackwell who passed away on Sunday.

Saturday, May 14, 2022

COPELAND

DEWAYNE COPELAND, AGE 74 of Washington Street, passed away Friday, May 13th, 2022, in a Rome hospital. He was born in Sand Rock, Alabama on September 26, 1947, son of the late Martin Copeland and Melissa Mitchell Copeland. Mr. Copeland was a member of the Summerville First Baptist Church and retired Electrician from Georgia Power.

Surviving are his wife, Jeanne Lenderman Copeland; daughters, Holly (Joe) Money, Angela (Matt) Veitch, Melissa (Kevin) Queen. Amanda Peters; sons, Lane Copeland, Ryan Copeland; sister, Betty Ann Lively; Grandchildren, Caleb Veitch, Gracelyn Veitch, Alexandra Peters, Thomas Peters, Alex Queen, Landon Henson, Jackson Copeland, Dayton Copeland; one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Monday, May 16, 2022, at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home from 1 until 2 p.m. There will be a Private Family Graveside Service to follow visitation. Dr. Sean Wegener will officiate, interment in the Sand Rock Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Matt Veitch, Kevin Queen, Joseph Jackson, Roger McConkey, Benny Lenderman, and Zack Tucker. Honorary Pallbearers will be Monk Groover, Jim Bagley and the Members of the North Georgia Cruisers. The family respectfully requests no flowers nor food and that contributions in Dewayne’s memory may be made to Gideons International or St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Dewayne Copeland who passed away on Friday.

Friday, May 13, 2022

MAXEY

 MRS. SHIRLEY MAXEY, age 88, of Martha Berry Highway, Rome, Georgia, passed away Thursday evening in a Rome Hospital, following an unexpected illness.

She was born in Summerville, Georgia on November 27, 1933, to the late James Thomas and Della Mae Allen Holt.  Mrs. Maxey was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and was retired Teacher for the Floyd Training Center in Rome.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the late Dewey Jesse Maxey, a son, the late Michael Cavin Maxey, and a brother, the late Tommy Holt.

 

            Surviving are her children, Dewey Alan and Carol Maxey and Sonya Dawn and Greg Montgomery; grandchildren, Jesse and Justin Montgomery, James Maxey, and Bethany Mooneyhan; Eight Great Grandchildren; sister, Bobbie Jones; brother, Vernon Holt; daughter-in-law, Tori Underwood; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

 

            Funeral services will be held Monday, May 16th, at 11:00 a.m. from the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Montgomery and Rev. James Baird officiating, interment in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Jesse Montgomery, Justin Montgomery, Steve Anderson, Justin Mooneyhan, Danny Pierce and John Riley.  Visitation will be held Sunday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

 

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Shirley Maxey.

Thursday, May 12, 2022

PLEDGER

 MR. THOMAS CLEVELAND (T.C.) PLEDGER, age 88, of Grand Eight Lane, Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 11, 2022, at his residence.   A native of Boaz, Alabama, he was born to the late Herman John Thomas Pledger and Bessie Turner Pledger on September 30,1933.   Mr. Pledger was retired Owner and Operator of Pledger Automotive, was member and deacon of New Beginnings Baptist Church and was choir Director in Baptist Church for over 40 years. Mr. Pledger was a Veteran of Korea serving in the United States Army, was a member and past Master of Alpine Lodge #211 F & AM, was past President of the Chattooga County Shrine Club, and a member of Gideons International.   He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Dorothy Beatrice Dooley Pledger on August 26, 2021, his parents, a daughter, the late Reda Gail Pledger, sisters, the late Betty Johnson and Gay Nell Shaw, and a brother, the late James Lewis (Pat) Pledger.

 

            Surviving are his daughter and spouse, Connie and Othell Stone; sons and spouses, Steve and Jill Pledger and Tommy and Kim Pledger; grandchildren, Amanda Long, Justin Stone, Leslie Boston, Brianna Stone, Zach Pledger, Lann Pledger, Trevor Pledger, and Natalie Burdick; Twenty Great Grandchildren; brothers, Robert (Bob) Pledger, Artis Pledger, and Bill Pledger.  Several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

 

            Funeral services will be held Sunday, May 15th, at 3:00 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with his sons Steve Pledger and Tommy Pledger, and Pastor Ken Johnson officiating.  Interment will be in the Perennial Springs Cemetery, with Masonic Rites by Alpine Lodge #211 F & AM.  Active Pallbearers will be Justin Stone, Zack Pledger, Lann Pledger, Trevor Pledger, Andy Long, Tyler Burdick and L. J. Boston.  Visitation will be Sunday from 1 until 3 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

 

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. T. C. Pledger, who passed away Wednesday.

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

GLOVER

Honey Turley Glover aged 92 of Menlo, Georgia graduated to be with her Lord on Tuesday May 3rd at Seven Hills Place in Rome, GA.

Honey was born in Lindale GA to Comer and Martha Mathis Turley. She was a graduate of Rome High and a 1951 graduate of Shorter College (now Shorter University) where she earned a BA degree in Art. After graduation in 1951, she joined American Airlines as a flight attendant up until marriage in September of 1953 to a young US Air Force First Lieutenant Alex Glover (married for 66 years). She later taught art at East Rome Junior High and was an accomplished photographer. She was an early pioneer of infra-red aerial photography to locate buried historical artifacts which was used to locate artifacts for the Chieftains Museum in Rome which was the home of Principle Cherokee Chief John Ross who signed the New Echota Agreement for the Cherokee removal “The Trail of Tears”. She and her husband Alex Sr. where members and Elders of the Cloudland Presbyterian Church in Cloudland, GA. She was also a member of the William Marsh Chapter (Lafayette, GA) of the Daughters of The American Revolution and the Junior Service League of Rome, GA.

She was preceded in death by a daughter Laura Glover Whitton, a sister Patty Turley Foxworth, and her husband Alexander S. Glover, Sr.

She is survived by sons Alex Glover, Jr (Debbie) of Little Switzerland, NC, Sam Glover (Liz) of Menlo, GA, and a daughter Lynn Holloway (Mark) of Mentone AL, Grandchildren Blake Glover of Charlotte, NC, Evan Holloway of Armuchee, GA, Allison Holloway of Mentone, AL, Lainey Glover of Roswell, GA, and Kain Glover of Athens, GA.; a sister Joanne Bugg (Frank) of Big Canoe, GA and a brother Comer Turley, Jr. (Hennie) of Dalton, GA along with many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 6th, at 11:00 A.M. from the Cloudland Presbyterian Church with Mr. David Tidmore officiating, interment in Cloudland Presbyterian Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Kain Glover, Evan Holloway, Blake Glover, David Allgood, Nick Price, Jeremiah Rohr, and Chris Brown. Visitation will be Friday from 10 until 11 A.M. At the Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Cloudland Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 383, Cloudland, Georgia-30731.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Sunday, April 24, 2022

HENDERSON

MR. BILLY H. HENDERSON, age 89, of Campbell Crescent Circle, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Sunday morning, April 24, 2022, in a Rome hospital. A native of Dekalb County, Alabama, He was born to the late Tommy M. and Eva Mae Lowry Henderson on February 25, 1933. Mr. Henderson was a member of the Trion First Baptist Church, together with his late wife, Joyce (Joy) Holbrook Henderson, were owner/operators of Eagle Mfg. and Cambridge House Furniture in Summerville. He was also a member of Chattooga Mason Lodge #704, Chattooga Shrine Club, and Yaarab Shrine Temple Atlanta. Mr. Henderson, in addition to Parents and His Wife, was preceded in death by a sister, the late Glenda Lynn Weaver.

Surviving are daughter, Bonita Graham; son, Steve (Patti) Henderson; grandchildren, Lauren Ashley (Sean) Leming, Brandon Henderson, Breezy Henderson, and Cassie (Joe) Demari; great grandson, Liam Fleming; sisters, Nadine Fortner and Linda Kay Fincher; Nine Great Grandchildren, Two Great Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services Wednesday (April 27th) at 1:00 P.M. from Graveside in Greenhills Memory Garden, with Pastors Casey Bramlett and Stanley Smith officiating. Active Pallbearers Sean Fleming, Brandon Henderson, and the Men’s Sunday School Class of Trion First Baptist Church.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Billy H. Henderson who passed away Sunday.







Tuesday, April 19, 2022

SIMMONS

Robert Dean “Bob” Simmons, 71, passed away Saturday morning, April 16, 2022, at his Mentone, AL residence.

Bob was born on April 27, 1950, in El Dorado, Kansas, the son of the late Robert L. and Barbara (Hogoboom) Simmons.

Bob grew up in Butler County, Kansas surrounded by loving parents, 2 sisters, and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. They were members of the First Baptist Church of El Dorado and involved in most activities, especially music. Because of his love of music and vocal abilities, he soon began singing for special events, in choirs and choral groups in church and school. After graduating from Circle High in Towanda, KS, he attended colleges locally and in Oklahoma and Texas. He graduated with a music degree from East Texas Baptist University and then worked as Minister of Music with various Baptist churches in the Texas - Kansas area. While growing up, and having been surrounded by large Sunday and holiday gatherings of family and relatives, Bob found an early interest in food and cooking, learning much from his mother and grandmothers. He and his wife, Judy, and daughters soon opened a restaurant and bakery. This eventually led to a position as a Food and Dining Director with several colleges.
 
Some years later, building on past interests in hospitality, Bob and partner Dan, became owners of the historic Antebellum Inn in Winchester, TN. Bob’s chef background was perfect for this venture. Guests from all over the US were hosted, especially many with children attending the University of the South at Sewanee, and some special wedding or anniversary occasions for local residents, and then many coming to visit the Jack Daniels distillery nearby in Lynchburg. When Dan’s mother passed, they returned to this area to care for his dad and aunt, choosing to settle in Mentone, on the east brow near Cloudland. Bob continued with his cooking interests, experimenting with new recipes, canning, winemaking, gardening, singing, music, and enjoying friends and neighbors. He loved his dogs, playing cards, and watching sci-fi programs on tv. But one of his important favorites was having his daughters and grandchildren come to visit, playing around him, jumping in the pool, and just watching them all have fun.

He is survived by his life partner of 20 years, Dan Hammond, Mentone, AL; four daughters: Stacie (Reed) Corley, Lexington, SC, Julie (Billy) Foreback, Williamsburg, VA, Leslie (Blake) Martin, Lugoff, SC, and Ashlie (Davey) Neil, West Columbia, SC; grandchildren: Bailey, Brayden, Kylie, Joshua & Jacob, Kelly, Laura, John, Daniel, Maddie, Joshua, Trey and Ansley; sister, Kay (Rick) Burden, Leon, KS; and several nieces and nephews, special friends, and his loving Giant Schnauzer, Otis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Barbara Simmons; his sister, Nancy Lynn Smith; and his beloved grandson, Jesse Neil.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

HELTON

MRS. EDNA LEA SHIVER HELTON, age 87, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday morning, April 12, 2022, in the local nursing home. Born in Crossland, Georgia on October 31, 1934, she was a daughter of the late J. C. and Allie Mae Williams Shiver, wife of William Buck Helton. Mrs. Helton was a member of New Antioch Baptist Church and retired from Rebeaming Department of Mount Vernon Mills. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, the late Jack Austin Warren, a brother, the late Otis Shiver and a step daughter, Becky Dean.

Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Rick Wyatt; grandson, Stacy Wyatt; great grandson, Will Wyatt; sister, Linda (Alan) Green; step children, Donna Tyson, Terry Helton, Michael Helton, and Mary Ann Helton; a number of Step Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 15th, at 11:00 a.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Helton officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery, active pallbearers will be Stacy Wyatt, Will Wyatt, Michael Green, Marc Green, Farrell Shiver. Visitation will be Friday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Edna Lea Shiver Helton, who passed away Tuesday.


Sunday, April 10, 2022

REYNOLDS


 Mr. Robert Lewis (Bob) Reynolds, age 92, of Lyerly, GA, passed away peacefully April 9, 2022 at Wellspring Hospice in Marietta, GA after a brief illness.

Mr. Reynolds was born October 6, 1929 at home in Summerville, GA, son of the late Lonnie Lee Reynolds and Alice Mae Ragland Reynolds. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Summerville where he was a deacon in prior years. He was retired from various jobs at the Georgia Rug Mill, now Mohawk. He was a veteran of the United States Army.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Reynolds was preceded in death by his wife, Hilda Louise Rosser Reynolds; brothers, Claude Lee “Bud” Reynolds, Leric Reynolds, Raymond Reynolds, and Joe David Reynolds; sisters, Ruby Mae Reynolds Lecroy, Maxine Reynolds Lee; and sister-in-laws, Louise Reynolds, Nelda Reynolds, & June Reynolds.

Mr. Reynolds is survived by his son, David Lewis Reynolds (Teresa), daughters, Donna Jean Wright (Thomas), and Nancy Ann Daniel (David). Brother: Cecil Morris Reynolds; Sisters in Law: Juanita Reynolds and Joyce Reynolds; brother-in-law, Billy Joe Lee; 5 grandchildren: Jason Wright (Sarah), Kevin Daniel (LeAnna), Amy Lamb (Seth), Matthew Daniel (Kendele), and Andrew Daniel. Two great-grandchildren: Everett & Lydia Daniel. Many nieces and nephews also blessed his life.

Visitation for family and friends will be Monday, April 11th from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at Rainwater Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Tuesday, April 12th at Summerville First Baptist Church with Dr. Sean Wegener, Rev. Jason Wright, Rev. Kevin Daniel Amy Wright & Rev. Matthew Daniel officiating. Mr. Reynolds will be in state from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the service at the church. Active pallbearers will be Andrew Daniel, Justin Lee, Ken Reynolds, Larry Reynolds, Jeff Reynolds, and Tim Railey. Honorary pallbearers will be Frankie Lee, Lewis & Alice Railey and the Seekers Class of Summerville First Baptist Church

Graveside service will follow at Lyerly Cemetery.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

WITT


 WALTER WILLIAM LEROY WITT, age 83, of Trion, Georgia, passed away, with Family by his side, on April 8, 2022. LeRoy proudly served his country in the Army. LeRoy retired from Mount Vernon Mills in September of 2000. He was a proud member of Ridgeway Baptist Church and was a regular attender in his Sunday School class. LeRoy was son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Earl Witt, and was preceded in death by his first wife Marion Jean Witt, sisters, Anne Bell Mann and Clarice Littlejohn; brothers, J. C. Witt and Raymond Witt; grandson, Jonathan Morris.

LeRoy is survived by his wife of 20 years, Lydia Witt; children and step-children, Stacy (Janette) Witt, Sandra (Buddy) Parks, Debbie Brown, Traci (Tommy) Latiolais; twelve grandchildren, Ryan Witt, Scott Witt, Dylan Witt, Jennifer (Kevin) Cheely, Dusty (Kaitlin) Brown, Cody (Raegan) Brown, Victoria (Carter) Harris, and Alexander Morris; four great grandchildren, Landon Witt, Breeland Brown, Briggs Brown, and Keegan Brown; sister-in-law, Deedle Scott. LeRoy also had several Nieces and Nephews, that he loved dearly.

LeRoy loved his family and always considered those around him family as well. He was most proud of his wife and his dog, Mia. LeRoy loved to make people laugh and Share Jesus with those around him. He was most famous for his intentional prayers and the relationship he had with Jesus. LeRoy had a love for cars and even owned 2 Model “A”’s in his lifetime; in spare time, LeRoy was an avid woodworker. LeRoy was the true example of this scripture, “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches and favor is better than silver or gold”. The contagious smile, His love for Jesus and his love for others will always live in our hearts and never be forgotten. LeRoy would want his legacy to continue on by sharing Christ with those around you.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 11th, at 11:00 A.M. at Ridgeway Baptist Church, Ridgeway Road, LaFayette, GA.-30728, with Pastor Damon Perry and Pastor Todd Smith officiating, interment to follow at West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Ryan Witt, Scott Witt, Dylan Witt, Landon Witt, Kevin Cheely, Dusty Brown, Cody Brown, and Ryan Russell; Honorary Pallbearers Ridgeway Adult Sunday School Class, Debbie and Boddy Evett, Katelyn and William Campbell, and Rusty Brown. Special thanks to Tapestry Hospice, nurses Krista, Lisa, Blake; CNAs Sharron, Celine Russell, and Chaplain Ricky Studdard. Visitation will be Sunday, April 10th, from 5 until 8 P.M. at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

MOSELEY

MRS. CHARLOTTE M. MOSELEY, age 91, of Highway #114, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday evening, March 22, 2022, in a Rome hospital. She was born on March 17, 1931, in Lyerly, Georgia, to the late James Gordon and Bulah Irine Floyd Espy. Mrs. Moseley was a member of the Berryton Baptist Church, was retired Clerk for Best Mfg. Company, and in addition to Parents was preceded in death by, husband, the late Dannie Faye Moseley, and siblings Woodrow Espy, John Gordon Espy, Billy Espy, Katherine Espy, and Dorothy Espy, all died earlier.

Surviving are daughters and spouse, Joan & Dennis Ivey and Jan Bryan; grandchildren, Wendy and Dee Price, Adam and Jessie Ivey, Hope and Harrison Couch, and Heather and Austin Hatcher; great grandchildren, Haley, Savannah, and William Price, Landon, Easton, and Cullen Ivey, and Charlotte Faye Hatcher; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Ann Espy Norton, Dorothy Myrick, Imogene Vanpelt, and Joyce and Fred Moseley; special neighbor, Joan Goff; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 25th, at 2:00 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Malcolm Harris, Pastor Mickey Skates, and Grandchildren officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery. Active Pallbearers, Dee Price, Harrison Couch Austin Hatcher, William Price, Landon Ivey, Ricky Vanpelt, and Andy McArthur; Honorary Pallbearers, Members of Berryton Baptist Church, Peggy McCrickard, Gail and Greg Cook, and Terry Henderson. Visitation will be Friday, from noon until 2:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Charlotte M. Moseley, who passed away Tuesday evening.


Thursday, March 17, 2022

BICE

Mr. Terry Lee Bice, age 62 of Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday morning, March 17, 2022 in a Rome, Georgia Hospital. He was born October 12, 1959, in LaFayette, Georgia, a son of the late Frank and Vera Mae Bundrum Bice. In addition to his parents, Terry was preceded in death by brothers, Frank Bice, Jr., Leonard Bice, and Richard Bice.

Surviving are his sister, Cindy Williams; brothers, Roland Bice, Danny Bice, and Billy Bice; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 19th, at 2:00 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Brother Paul Bice officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers, John Reece, Jason Reece, Justin Reese, Roland Bice, Michael Bice, and Ronald Bice. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Terry Lee Bice.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

WEAVER

MRS. GERALDINE (JERRY) WEAVER, age 94, of Kirby Street, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Saturday afternoon, March 12, 2022, at her residence. A native of Trion, Georgia, She was born to the late Thomas S. and Lillie Mae Ivans Hawkins on March 6, 1928. A Charter Member of New Beginnings Baptist Church, She was lunchroom manager retired, for Chattooga County School system, and later cashier for Walmart. Mrs. Weaver was preceded in death by her husband, the late Gaines Weaver.

Surviving are daughters and spouses, Diane (Ed) Iley-Witt, Beth (Joe) Bili, and Gina Suzette (Tommy) Brownlow; sons and spouses, Tony (Karen) Weaver, Gary (Sheila) Weaver, and Mark Weaver; eleven Grandchildren, ten Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 15th, at 3:00 P.M. from the New Beginnings Baptist Church with Pastor Ken Johnson officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Dewayne Allmond, Kindel Thurston, Walker Weaver, Chris Weaver, Brad Weaver, and Matt Iley; Honorary Pallbearers Brett Iley, Trent Iley, Allen Sanders, Nick Bili, and Adam Bili. Special thank you to Care Givers Somer Page, Angelia McSears, Angie Williams, Trina Johnson, Diane Ford, Thea Woods, and nurses of Transitions Hospice. Visitation will be Tuesday from 12:30 until 2:30 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

WESTBROOKS

MR. BENJAMIN DANIEL “DANNY” WESTBROOKS, I, age 73, of Elberton, Georgia, formerly of Chattooga County, Georgia, passed away Tuesday evening in an Atlanta nursing home. He was born in Trion, Georgia to the late Leroy and Angeline Romine Westbrooks on June 25, 1948. Mr. Westbrooks was a retired auto mechanic for Chrysler.

Surviving are daughter, Cindy Bond; son, Benjamin Daniel Westbrooks, II; sister, Chris Franklin; brothers, Rodney L. Westbrooks and Jacky Lee Westbrooks; two Grandchildren; two Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 11th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Matthews and Rev. Bobby Champion officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Jimmy Westbrooks, Timmy Westbrooks, Randy Westbrooks, Tony Westbrooks, Jerry Westbrooks.

Visitation will be Friday from 12 noon until 2:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Benjamin Daniel “Danny” Westbrooks, I, who passed away Tuesday.

Saturday, March 5, 2022

HENDERSON

MR. WILEY THOMAS (TJ) HENDERSON, JR., age 84, of Tinney Road, Trion, Georgia passed away Friday evening, March 4, 2022, at his residence. A native of Trion, Georgia, He was born to the late Wiley Thomas Henderson, Sr. and Margie R. Westbrooks Henderson on July 16, 1937. Mr. Henderson was an auto dealer, owned and operated TJ’s Used Cars, was a Veteran of the U. S. Air Force serving in the Korean War, and was preceded in death by his wife, the late Patsy Louise Tinney Henderson and son, the late Stephen Salerno.

Surviving are His daughters, Christy Lynn Henderson Turner and Karen Ryan; grandsons, Scott Salerno, Eric Turner, and Edward Turner; special friends, Kenny (Tree Man) Brown, Greg Geledhill, Terry Tinney, Caleb Tinney, Debbie Sumner, and Brian Gadaway; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, March 8th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Ricky Biddle officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Kenny Brown, Greg Baker, Terry Tinney, Caleb Tinney, Nathan Coleman, and Brian Gadaway. Visitation will be Tuesday from 12 noon until 2:00 P.M. and the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Wiley Thomas (TJ) Henderson, who passed away Friday night.

Friday, March 4, 2022

TIMMONS

MR. LEWIS LEE TIMMONS, age 70, of Jenkins Gap Road, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Friday morning, March 4, 2022, at his residence. A native of Chattooga County, Georgia, Mr. Timmons was born to the late Thomas Lee and Aquilla Allene Rash Timmons; he was self employed in the construction industry.

Surviving are sisters, Barbara McDonald, Anita Gail Shaw, and Kathryn Morris; brothers, Jerry Dale Timmons and Marvin Griffin Timmons; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

The Family will have visitation Saturday, March 5th, from 4 until 6 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Lewis Lee Timmons who passed away Friday morning.

Monday, February 28, 2022

HAMBY

MR. SAMMY VICTOR HAMBY, SR., age 73, of Dowdy Drive, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Sunday in a LaFayette health care. A native of Trion, Georgia, Sammy was born to the late Frank and Hattie Forshee Hamby on June 29, 1948. He was retired from the construction industry and was preceded in death by wife, Ruth Matney Hamby.

Surviving are His wife, Teresa Spurlock Hamby; son, Sammy V. Hamby, Jr.; five grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 2nd, at 11:00 A.M. from Graveside in Summerville Cemetery, with Rev. Charles Bishop officiating. Active Pallbearers Daniel Spurlock, Anthony Hamby, Steven Hamby, Timothy Evans, Shane Evans, and Phillip Jarrells. The Family will receive friends Wednesday from 9:30 until 10:30 A.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Sammy Victor Hamby, Sr. who passed away Sunday.

Saturday, February 26, 2022

WOOD

MRS. PAULINE AQUILA LEE WOOD passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 26, 2022, at Oak View Nursing and Rehab Center in Summerville, Georgia at the age of 86. Pauline was born in the Berryton Community on April 17, 1935, to the late Russell and Flossie Lorene Murphy Lee. A lifelong member of the Berryton Church of God, She served many years as a Sunday School Teacher. She loved to sing and had a beautiful voice. She was always a homemaker and her job was to take care of her five sons, instilling in them her love for the Lord. She loved and cherished all of her Family. In addition to Parents, Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, William Clayton Wood; two sons, Rickey Moore and Lamar Moore; two Brothers and two Sisters.

Surviving are three sons, Marty Wood, Billy (Tracy) Wood, and David (Alisa) Wood; seven Grandchildren, eleven Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 3rd, from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Revs. Mike Lee, Jason Lee, and Gary Howell officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Will Wood, Jordan Adams, Joey Mulkey, Greg Koonce, Billy Morris, and Billy Willingham. Honorary Pallbearers are Her loving Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren and her loving church family at the Berryton Church of God. The Family wishes to extend a very special thank you to the Staff of Oak View Health and Rehab Center for treating Pauline like family. Visitation will be Thursday, from 12 :00 noon til 2:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Friday, February 25, 2022

TIMMONS

MR. ARLIE T TIMMONS, age 82, of Burton Road, Trion, Georgia, passed away Thursday, February 24, 2022, in a Rome hospital. A native of Ider, Alabama, Mr. Timmons was born to the late Robert L. and Emma Octavia Garmany Timmons on April 9, 1940. He attended the Summerville Pentecostal Worship Center and was retired from maintenance for U.S.D.A., Wildlife.

Surviving are His wife, Nell Timmons; daughter, Sharon Timmons; grandchildren, Ginger Jenkins and Arlie A.J. Smith; great grandchildren, Elaina Smith, Arabella Smith, Christian McWhorter, and Selah Jenkins; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 27th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Andy Hutchins and Rev. Ralph McWhorter officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers, Brian Jenkins, Arlie J. Smith, John M. Smith, Haskell Dodson, Billy Don Ivester, and Mitchell Hensley. The Family will receive friends Saturday from 5 until 7 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Arlie T Timmons.

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

WILSON

WENDI ELIZABETH WILSON, AGE 52 of Summerville passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2022, in a Rome Hospital. She was born in Floyd County, Georgia on May 29, 1969, daughter of Ewart Quinton Wilson, Jr. and the late Candace Dunnaway. Wendi worked as an Occupational Therapist for Windwood Behavioral Health Services in Rome, Georgia for a number of years. She was a member of the Northside Church of Christ and the Floyd County Chapter of the Georgia Council of the Blind. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her grandparents the late Ewart Quinton Sr., Virginia Newsome Wilson and the late Betty Copeland.

Surviving are Her daughter, Chandler Elizabeth Mitchell; father, Ewart Quinton Wilson, Jr. (Betsy Dellenback); sisters, Shelley Wilson, Candance Kimbrough; brothers, Jeremiah (Chelsie) Wilson and Alex Wilson; aunts, Penny Sheiflett, Becky (Gary) Duke; uncles, Phillip Dunnaway and Tommy Dunnaway; great aunts, Charlotte Brand and Joan Renslow; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 25, 2022, at 2 p.m. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Minister Ron Fisher officiating, interment in the Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Gary Duke, Preston Greer, Kyle Duke, Will Greer, Tracy Rainwater, Jamie Renslow, and Alex Wilson. Honorary Pallbearers will be The Staff of Oakview Nursing and Rehab, Trish Siffles, Janice Tucker, Tracey DeBerry, Jan Morris, Marsha Farrow, Tim Evans, Rex Evans, Mike Wilson, Lan Cordle, Matt Shireman, Barry Duke, Don Baker. The family will receive friends Friday from 12 noon until the hour of service at the Funeral Home. Flowers will be accepted however, the family suggests an additional way to honor Wendi in Memory would be donations to the Georgia Council of the Blind at GCB P.O. Box 814 Trion Georgia 30753 (for local contributions) or GCB P.O. Box 381 Trion, Georgia 30753 (for state contributions).

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Ms. Wendi Elizabeth Wilson who passed away on Monday.

Monday, February 21, 2022

PARRIS

Earl "Red" Parris left for his heavenly home, February 20, 2022 while a resident at Winthrop Court Memory Care in Rome, GA. He born April 4, 1935 to Ollie Parris and Jessie Brock Parris in Walker County, Georgia.  Earl was married to his lovely bride, Wanda Elgin for 50 years.  He served in the Korean War from 1952 until 1957, at the early age of 16, and was promoted to Sgt. 1st class.  Earl loved serving the community as a councilman and working closely with the city employees.  He worked for the city of Summerville after returning from Korea, later as a sales rep for Delta Municipal Supply, Tri State Pipe, and retired from Meter Service & Sales.  Earl worked with many political campaigns and was a dedicated supporter for Georgia.  His passion was to see a veterans park in our community and help Veterans gain and understand their benefits.  He will surely, be missed.  He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, one brother, wife Wanda, and 2nd wife Dorothy Bennett,

He is survived by a daughter, Katharine Parris Romstad (Tracy Jacobs), son, Earl H. Parris( Christine); grandchildren, Amanda Parris and Kimberly Parris; step daughter, Wanda Pollard (Jerry), and grandson, John Pollard.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 24th, at 1:30 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Dr. Lee Hickman officiating, interment in the Family plot of Summerville Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers Don Beckham, Jon Mitchell, Dalton Moore, Earl H. Parris, Ben Ballenger, and Brian Price. The Family will receive friends Thursday from 12 noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Flowers are appreciated or contributions may be made in Earl’s memory to the American Cancer Society, #300 Nixon Street, Summerville, Georgia-30747.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Earl “Red” Parris, who passed away Sunday.