Thursday, February 24, 2011

MR. JIMMY C. “BIG JIM” STRICKLIN, SR., age 69, of Wild Life Lake Road-Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday morning, February 24, 2011, in a Rome hospital. Mr. Stricklin was born January 3, 1942 in Savannah, Tennessee, a son of the late Sam C. and Frances Wisdom Stricklin. He was owner and operator of Jim’s Used Cars and was Baptist by faith. Besides his parents, Mr. Stricklin was preceded in death by three brothers- William Dewey Stricklin, Sammy J. Stricklin, Sr. and Grant J. Stricklin.

Surviving are his wife Janice Stricklin, two daughters- Jami Stricklin and Josette Stricklin Radford both of Summerville; Three sons and daughter-in-law- Jimmy C. Stricklin, Jr. of Summerville; Jonathan and Tonya Stricklin of Rock Spring, GA,; and Jason Stricklin of Summerville. Two Sisters- Molly Ragan and Shirley Willingham both of Summerville. One brother and sisters-in-law- James W. & Rachel Stricklin of Leesburg, AL and Peggy A. Stricklin of Summerville. Twenty Six Grandchildren and Three Great-Grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be Saturday, February 26, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Rutledge and Rev. Tom Russell officiating, interment in Green Hills Memory Gardens. Active Pallbearers will be Sam Stricklin, Chad Stricklin, Eddy Willingham, Mike Clem, Eddie Bramlett and Earl Bramlett. Honorary Pallbearers will be all used car dealers, Ricky Moore and Aubrey Newton. Visitation will be Friday evening from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

MR. EVAN DEFORREST BOWMAN, age 82, of Whitley Drive-Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, February 12, 2011, evening at his residence. He was born on October 7, 1928 in Chattooga County, Georgia, a son of the late Robert Loren Bowman, Sr. and Mildred Foye Powell Bowman,. Mr. Bowman enjoyed Golf, played in the Textile League Softball, and for several years coached Little League Baseball. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, a Veteran of WW II serving in the U. S. Marines, and was retired District Accounting Supervisor for Georgia Power Company. Mr. Bowman was preceded in death by his brother the late Robert L. Bowman, Jr. on October 9, 2010.

Surviving are His wife Doris Bowman; daughter-Becky Burns of Rome; sons and daughters-in-law-Randy & Kay Bowman and Tim & Suzann Bowman all of Summerville; grandchildren-Kyle Bowman, Haley Bowman, Kelsey Bowman, Jennifer Bowman, Jacob Bowman, & Will Bowman; great grandchildren-Madison Rogers, Talen Carruthers, & Noah Bowman.

Funeral service will be held Monday, February 14th, at 1:00 P.M. from Graveside in Greenhills Memory Garden with Rev. Danny Decker officiating. Active Pallbearers Randy Bowman, Tim Bowman, Kyle Bowman, Jacob Bowman, Will Bowman, and Brandon Gurley.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.