Monday, January 26, 2009

SPIVEY. . . . .

HAVENS TAYLOR SPIVEY, 102, long-time resident of Gainesville, died December 10, 2008. Memorial services were held February 15, 2009 @ 2:30 P.M. at the Summerville Presbyterian Church, 141 West Washington Street, Summerville, Georgia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, George Floyd and Catherine Taylor; her husband, Herman E. Spivey, Sr.; three sons: George Floyd, H. Olin, and Herman Jr.; brothers: Seiss and Zelotes Taylor. Survivors include: son, Mark Allen Spivey, Norfolk, VA; daughter, Margaret Catherine Spivey, Kissimmee, FL; sister: Rachel Taylor Green, Jacksonville Fl; 6 Grandchildren; 8 Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews.

The Family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be sent to the Arthritis Foundation, 314 Palmetto Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202 (toll free 888-353-5770, email, info.fl.b2@arthritis, org); to the Westminister Presbyterian Church, 1521 NW 34th St.-Gainesville, FL. 32605-5033 (352-378-4032); to the Summerville Presbyterian Church, or your favorite charity. Condolences may be sent to the Summerville Presbyterian Church by email:

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, Summerville, Georgia in charge.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

BLALOCK. . . . .

MRS. WANDA ORR BLALOCK, age 62, of Lyerly Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday (January 17, 2009) at Her residence following a brief illness. Born in Trion, Georgia on March 9, 1946 to the late Roy and Nora Crane Orr. She was a member of Dry Valley Baptist Church and was retired Teacher from the Trion School system. Wanda was preceded in death by her husband the late Michael Blalock.

Surviving are son-Josh Blalock of Summerville; beloved “special children”, Luis Gonzalez and Belle Gonzalez; special friends and sisters in Christ, Grace Sunday School Class of Dry Valley Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held Monday (January 19th) at 2:30 P.M. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Weaver and Rev. Waydell Howell officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers-Wayne Parker, Roy Bowers, Johnny Collette, Buford Lee Fox, Tommy Pettyjohn, and Sammy Pilgrim; Honorary Pallbearers-Fellow Teachers and former students of Trion High School and the Grace Sunday School Class of Dry Valley Baptist Church.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

BLACKMON. . . . .

MR. CHESTER BLACKMON, age 71, of Rose Circle-Trion, Georgia passed away Wednesday night (January 14, 2009) in a Rome hospital. He was born in Paulding County, Georgia on June 28, 1937 to the late Rufus Harrison Blackmon and Lillian May Evans Blackmon who survives. Mr. Blackmon was Holiness by Faith and was employed in the Weaving Department of Mt. Vernon Mills. He was preceded in death by a brother the late Wayne Kenneth Blackmon and sister-the late Emma Jean Burroughs.

Surviving are wife-Bonnie Blackmon; mother-Lillian Blackmon of Paulding Co., GA.; daughters-Shelia Stanfield and Ava Hunter both of Trion; sons-Lamar Blackmon and Robin Blackmon both of Summerville; sisters-Annett Mauldin of Summerville, Betty Toris of Rex, and Gail Strickland of Henry Co., GA.; brothers-Leon Blackmon of Atlanta, Roy Blackmon of Conyers, Donnie Blackmon of Paulding Co., Ricky Blackmon of Cartersville, Rufus Blackmon of Rex, and Billy Blackmon of Rome; 11 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services were held Saturday (January 17th) at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Junior Evans and Rev. Billy Wright officiating, interment in Green Hills Memory Gardens. Active Pallbearers will be Greg Stanfield, Sr., Greg Stanfield, Jr., Dewayne Edwards, Bill Epps, Chris Tapp, and Billy Clark.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Pullen, Mrs. Sera Adams

MRS. SERA ADAMS PULLEN, age 92, of Lyerly, Georgia passed away Saturday (January 10, 2009) in a Rome hospital. A native of Austell, Georgia She was born to the late Vandiver Tilden and Elizabeth Tecorah Sanders Adams on August 10, 1916. Mrs. Pullen was a member of Summerville First Baptist Church, a Homemaker, and was preceded in death by Her husband the late Jodie A. (Joe) Pullen.

Surviving are Her beloved sons & daughters-in-law-Joe & Jan Pullen of Lyerly and Van & Phyllis Pullen of Summerville; grandchildren-Andrea & Guy Ingram of Atlanta and Allison Pullen of Summerville; great grandchildren-Drew Pullen and Wil Ingram; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Monday (January 12th) at 4:00 P.M. from the Summerville First Baptist Church with Rev. Roger McDonald and Dr. Kenneth Summey officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Jim Parker, David Parker, John Chance, Tommy Rabun, Dennis Bryant, and James Moore; Honorary Pallbearers the Phideles Sunday School Class of Summerville First Baptist Church. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 until 7 P.M. at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Ruyan, Mrs. Hazel Idell

Mrs Hazel Idell Runyan age 81, of Given Street Summerville Georgia passed away Saturday January 3rd, 2009 in a Rome hospital. A native of Dekald county Alabama, she was born to the late Jessie Monroe on August 21st, 1927. Mrs Runyan was Baptist by Faith and retired from the spinning department or the former Geneva Cotton Mill.

Surviving are husband, Bobbie C. Runyan; daughter, Debbie Ponder of Summerville; son, Roger Swanson Fife of Alabama; half brother, Gene Monroe of Alabama; four Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday January 6th, at 1:00 pm at the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Reverend Mike Odum officiating. Interment will be at the Greenhills Memory Garden. Active Pallbearers are Dustin Ponder, Dwight Ponder, Roger Swanson, Chris Swanson, Steven Swanson and Darrell Shamkles. Visitation will be Tuesday from 11:00 am until the hour of service at the funeral home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.