Wednesday, August 31, 2011

MRS. JIMMIE FRANCES FOWLER, age 84, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday morning (August 31, 2011) in the local nursing home. A Daughter of the late Frank and Della Wofford Wooten, she was born July 11, 1927 in Chattooga County. Mrs. Fowler was a member of North Summerville Baptist Church and was preceded in death by her husband the late Charlie Lee Fowler.

Surviving are son and daughter-in-law Lee & Martha Fowler of Summerville. Grandchildren- Karen Fowler Adams, Keitha Fowler Zuniga and Tim. Brother and sister-in-law Alfred & Virginia Wooten of Tacoma, WA; Great Grandchildren- Kendal Zuniga and Lucas Adams. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday (September 2) at 11:00 A.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral with Pastor Tom Russell officiating, interment in Green Hills Memory Gardens. Active Pallbearers will be Ronnie Croy, Mike Long, Brandon Adams, Tony Hughes, Ricky Millican, Mike Zuniga and Bill Cole. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ladies Sunday School Class #9 of North Summerville Baptist Church and F-Hall employees of Oak View Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Visitation will be Thursday evening from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Mr. Sam Bible, age 88, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away August 30, 2011 at the Oakview Nursing and Rehabilitation facility in Summerville, only 3 weeks away from his 89th birthday. Mr. Bible was born in Estill Springs, Tennessee, in 1922 to George C. Bible and Eliza Martin Bible. His spent his early life in Winchester, Tennessee, where he attended school, was king of the Crimson Clover Festival, and owned a farm and feed store. He met his wife Willie Swafford Bible in Winchester, where she was a home extension agent.

Mr. Bible and his late brother, George W. Bible, owned and operated Mountain Cove Farms in Kensington, Georgia for many years. After selling the farm, Mr. Bible worked as an insurance agent for John Hancock Life, and was also a builder and an inventor. He was very active in the Summerville First United Methodist Church as long as his health permitted. He was also active in the local Chattooga County Democratic Party.

Surviving are his daughter and son-in-law Kathy Bible Mullen and Peter Mullen of Tallahassee, Florida and grandson Dr. Matthew Mullen of Birmingham, Alabama. Also surviving are sister-in-law Mary Hembree of Knoxville, Tennessee, cousins Martha Bible Wade of The Villages, Florida and Margaret Montgomery Mefford of Brentwood, Tennessee, several nieces and nephews. Mr. Bible was pre-deceased by his parents, his brother, George W. Bible, and his wife, Willie S. Bible.

A memorial service will be held 11 A.M. (EST)Sat., Sept. 10, from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Mike Pinson officiating. Burial will be in Franklin Memorial Gardens, Winchester, Tennessee, where Mr. Bible will be laid to rest next to his late wife. Graveside service…3 P.M. (CST) also on Saturday. Visitation at the funeral home 4 to 7 (EST) on Friday Sept. 9, 2011. The Family request in lieu of flowers contributions be made to the Summerville First United Methodist Church #220 W. Washington Street, Summerville, GA.-30747 in memory of Mr. Sam Bible.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

MRS. ESSIE BROWN GRIGSBY, age 89, of Sloppy Floyd Lake Road-Summerville, Georgia, Wayside Community, passed away Wednesday August 24, 2011)evening at her residence. A native of Chattooga County, She was born to the late John L. and Venice Dodd Brown on October 14, 1921. Mrs. Grigsby was a Charter member of Wayside Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School and led singing. She was a Summerville High School Graduate where she played basketball; was preceded in death by her husband the late Fay Grigsby in 1978, brothers-David and Pete Brown, sisters-Inez Bramlett and Frances Perrin, and a grandson-Jason Howell.

Surviving are daughter & son-in-law-Phyllis Trena and Gary Howell of Summerville; son & daughter-in-law-Morris and Jo Grigsby of Acworth; grandchildren-Lane Grigsby, Justin Howell, and Miranda Morgan; great grandchildren-Gavin Morgan, Alexis Morgan, Brodie Morgan, Alyssa Katelyn Morgan, Steven Grigsby & Jacob Grigsby; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be Saturday, August 27, at 4:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Waydell Howell, Rev. Mike Odum, and Rev. Gary Howell officiating, interment in Chapel Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Lane Grigsby, Justin Howell, Steven Grigsby, Matt Morgan, Sonny Dillard, Howard Dillard and Jeff Ford. Honorary Pallbearers will be members of Wayside Baptist Church, Louise Dillard and Care Givers. Visitation will be at the Funeral Home Saturday from 2:00 P. M. until the hour of service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

DR. JACK REEVES MEACHAM, age 78, prominent Summerville, Georgia physician passed away Wednesday (August 17, 2011) in a Rome hospital. Born in Roanoke, Alabama on March 29, 1933, He was a son of the late William Curtis and Mattie Lou Reeves Meacham. A long-standing member of Summerville First Baptist Church, He served as deacon and Sunday School teacher. Dr. Meacham enjoyed music, singing, reading, teaching, Bible study, sang in quartet, and in Acapella Choir in college. He graduated from Summerville High School in 1950, earning his BS degree in Biology from Carson-Newman College and taught at Trion High School in 1956., then entered the Medical College of Georgia in 1958 and earned his M.D. in 1962, interning at Floyd County Hospital. From 1963 til 1968 was in General Practice in Chatsworth, Georgia, and 1968 until 2001 Family Practice in Summerville. Dr. Meacham was PFC in the U.S. Army during Korea serving as medical corpsman and x-ray technician. In 1954 married Lillie Jane Stephenson who preceded Him in death in 2000. The Family publicly thanks North Georgia Home Health, Arbutus Personal Care Home, ICU & CCU nurses in Redmond M.C., Specialty Hospital Personnel, and all the wonderful physicians and medical staff at Redmond Regional Medical Center, Floyd Medical Center, and the Specialty Hospital.

Surviving are daughters and spouses-Jenny (Eddie) Weaver of Chatsworth, Beth (Phil) Cavin and Stephanie (Vic) Norton all of Summerville; grandchildren-Paul Cavin, Rachel Cavin Witt, Savannah Weaver Thompson, Mikaela Norton, Joscelyn Norton; great grandchildren-Branden Maddux, Dexter Witt, Cole Cavin, Will Witt, Beth Witt; sister-Betty Eason of Odenville, AL.; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 20th, at 4:00 P.M. from the Summerville First Baptist Church with Dr. Kenneth Summey officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers James Moore, Harmon Petitt, Michael Thompson, Roy Witt, Justin Stephenson, Dr. Gary L. Smith; Honorary Pallbearers-Tommy Thompson, Tim Thompson, Vicky Vanpelt, Kathy Reece, Margie Cordle Quarles, Diane Myrick, Amanda Howard, Angie Pettyjohn, Stephanie Norris, Deleah Ramey, Matthew Vinson, Shelly Reynolds, and the Fellowship Sunday School Class of Summerville First Baptist Church. Visitation will be Saturday from 2 until 4 P.M. at Summerville First Baptist Church. Flowers are accepted or contributions may be made to the Summerville First Baptist Church.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.