Thursday, April 28, 2011

MRS. MARY ANN BARTNICK, age 73, of Farmersville Road-Summerville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2011, in a Rome hospital. A native of Clarkston, Georgia She was born to the late Thomas Weston and Kate Spivey Batchelor on October 15, 1937. Mrs. Bartnick was retired from Metropolitan Insurance Company and attended Bethel United Methodist Church.

Surviving are Her husband-Jon G. Bartnick, Sr.; sons and daughter-in-law-Jon G. Bartnick, Jr. and Alison along with granddaughter-Holly Ann of Roswell, Georgia and Kenneth E. Bartnick of San Antonio, Texas.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the Family suggest contributions to the Bethel United Methodist Church.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

MISS IDA LORETTA MITCHELL, age 95, of Bill Mitchell Road-Summerville, Georgia, Gore Community, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011. Born in Polk County, Georgia on November 24, 1915, she was a daughter of the late Lumpkin Wade and Sarah Herring Mitchell. Miss Mitchell was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church and until retirement in 1980 served as Principal at City Park Elementary in the Dalton, Georgia School system.

She is survived by her sister Mildred Padgett of Calhoun and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Pauline Mitchell, Helen Mitchell , Lamar (Bud) Mitchell , Howard Mitchell , Bill Mitchell, Ann Morgan, and Miriam Harper.

Miss Ida attended Young Harris College, received her BA from Georgia Southern and her Masters in Education from Emory University. She taught in LaFayette and in Dalton where she was principal of City Park Elementary. At City Park she also taught art and many of her students win prizes in state-wide competitions. She also was a avid supporter of reading and she began a very innovative children’s literature author in residence program at her school. Several well-known authors came to Dalton and spent a week inspiring students to be life-long lovers of books.

Her many nieces and nephews also learned from her. She often gave them books as gifts and she discussed favorite books with them. Many of those books have now been passed to a second and even third generation in the Mitchell family. Also, she taught them the importance and joys of family by hosting a Thanksgiving family reunion at her home for almost thirty years.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made either to Bethel United Methodist Church in Gore where Ida was a life time member, or to the Methodist Children’s Home, Columbia Drive, Decatur, Georgia.

Visitation will be on Saturday, April 30th, at Bethel United Methodist Church with the service to follow at 2:00, interment in Summerville Cemetery.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

MRS. CORNELIA “NEAL” SMITH, age 83, of Summerville, formerly of Aragon, Georgia went home to be with Jesus on Sunday, April 17, 2011. She was born on January 1, 1928 in Rome, Georgia, the wife of the late Pastor Roy H. Smith.

Mrs. Smith was a dedicated Christian, devoted Pastor’s wife, singer, musician, soul winner and Bible teacher. She was married to Bro. Roy H. Smith for 61 years. She and Bro. Roy ministered for over 60 years at many different churches, nursing homes, jails, and through the Upward Look Radio Ministry. She was a faithful servant of the Lord Jesus. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great grandmother who loved her family dearly.

Mrs. Smith is preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Roy H. Smith; three brothers, Edward Bradfield, Leonard Bradfield and Wicker Bradfield; a sister, Beatrice Marks; and a grandson, Chris Blansit.

She is survived by one daughter, Sylvia Grimes and husband, Allen, of Aragon; four sons, Samuel Smith and wife Joyce, of Piedmont, AL., David Smith & wife Loretta, of Rome, Pastor Joel Smith & wife Karen, of Cedartown, and Timothy Smith & wife Martha Ann, of Trion; a sister, Joyce Freeman, of Rome; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

The home going celebration for Sister Neal will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at two o’clock in the afternoon at Rome Baptist Temple with Pastor Billy Goolesby, Pastor Joel A. Smith, and Bro. Allen Grimes officiating. Interment will follow in the Aragon Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 from 6:00 until 8:00 PM. at the Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, Summerville, Georgia. Mrs. Smith will also lie in state Wednesday from 1:00 PM until the time of service at the Rome Baptist Temple. Grandsons will serve as pallbearers. All other grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to The Upward Look Broadcast, P.O. Box 681, Cedartown, GA 30125 or

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Friday, April 8, 2011

MRS. ARTICHIA WARREN KELLETT, age 92, of Kellett Street-Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday, April 8, 2011, in a Rome hospital. A native Chattooga Countian, She was born in Berryton, Georgia on May 26, 1918, a daughter of the late Hines and Lizzie Kinsey Warren. Mrs. Kellett attended the Horizon Baptist Fellowship, was retired from Harriett-Henderson Mills and a homemaker. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Kellett, Sr., daughter, Susan Marie Kellett, a son, Ralph Kellett, Jr., and brothers, Jack and Archie Warren.

Surviving are daughter. Jody Kellett (Will) Maples; daughter-in-law, Aleta Kellett; grandchildren-Kyle Kellett, Blake Weaver, Heather Spann, and Erin and Will Maples, III; great grandchildren-Hayden and Taylor Eagle, Gracie Farmer, Jack and Payton Weaver, Kylor Kellett, Kayla and Kelsi Spann; brother-Brimp Warren; sisters-Ruth Treadaway and Elizabeth Powell; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services Sunday, April 10th, at 2:00 P.M. from the Horizon Baptist Fellowship with Revs. Jerry Mahan, Greg King, and Jack Gillespie officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Active Pallbearers-Blake Weaver, Kyle Kellett, Will Maples, Archie Warren, Doug Stephens, and Hayden Eagle. Visitation Saturday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.

Monday, April 4, 2011

MRS. LOIS P. BEAM, age 82, of Menlo, Georgia passed away Monday afternoon at her residence. A native of DeKalb County, Alabama She was born to the late Jack Starling and Maggie Tankersly Thomas on May 10, 1928. Mrs. Beam was a member of Menlo First Baptist Church, was a clerk for the former Massey Grocery, and was preceded in death by her husband the late Roy Eugene Beam on October 30, 1986, son- late Charles Ray Beam, sisters-Faye Huskey & Betty
Grant, brother-Jack Thomas, Jr.

Surviving are Her daughter-Jackie Simpson of Menlo; grandchildren-Charles Harris, Caroline Green, Jason & Mimi Harris, and Sally Harris; great grandchildren-Brittani Treadaway, Jayce Harris, Kamdyn Harris, & Marti Green; sisters-Ruth Rogers & Barbara Watkins; brothers-Jerry Thomas, Randy Thomas, James & Johnnie Thomas; caretaker-Emma Warren; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 6th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Dempsey officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Active Pallbearers-Willard Brown, Tim Brown, Dayle Brown, Chamie Willingham, Jackie Pritchett, and Frank Majors; Honorary Pallbearers members of Hugh Jean Baker Sunday School Class of Menlo First Baptist Church. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Tuesday from 6 until 8 P.M.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Friday, April 1, 2011

MS. YVONNE McCULLOUGH THOMPSON, age 78, of Highway #337, Menlo, Georgia passed away Thursday, March 31, 2011, in a Rome health care. Born in Alabama on December 20, 1932, a daughter of the late Jesse R. and Leona Crowe McCullough. Ms. Thompson graduated from Menlo Schools, West Georgia College, and the University of Georgia, was retired Educator teaching for 35 years primarily in Chattooga County at Menlo and North Summerville Elementary Schools.

Surviving are daughters and son-in-law-Ellen Thompson of Rome and Susan Thompson & Don McGukin of Tupelo, Mississippi; son-Coleman Thompson of Menlo; granddaughter-Aurora Thompson of Johns Island, South Carolina; great grandson-Rowen Thompson.

Memorial service will be held Sunday , April 3rd, at 3:00 P.M. from the Menlo Presbyterian Church, interment in Alpine Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday 2 until the hour of service at the Church. Flowers are excepted or contributions may be made to the Menlo Presbyterian Church.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.