Monday, February 11, 2013

Smith, Mr. Mell R.

            MR. MELL R. SMITH, age 87, of Conyers, Georgia, formerly of Chattooga County, Georgia, passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013, in Conyers, following a sudden event.  A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, He was born to the late L.F. and Maude Bennett Smith on March 2, 1925.  Mr. Smith attended the Summerville First Presbyterian Church PCA, was a Veteran of the U.S. Army Infantry serving in WW II, where He was awarded the Purple Heart, and was retired engineer for Midwest Operating Engineers.  He was preceded in death by first wife the late Leola T. Smith and a son, the late Raymond Taylor Smith.

            Surviving are His wife-Nelda Padgett Smith; grandchildren-Matthew Smith of Memphis, TN. and Katheryn Ann Smith of Jonesboro, AR.; step daughter-Debbie Gayler of Conyers; sister-Shirley Crane of Menlo; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013 at 11:00 A.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Greg King officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Visitation will be at the Funeral Home Wednesday from 10:00 A. M. until the hour of service.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Morgan, Mrs. Ada Mae Rosser Bridges

Mrs. Ada Bridges Morgan, a Chattooga Resident

          Mrs. Ada Mae Rosser Bridges Morgan passed from this life in the wee hours of Saturday morning (2/9/13) at her residence. She was 95 years of age. Mrs. Morgan was born on May 8, 1917 in Jackson's Hollow at a place where Chattooga County meets Floyd County. A daughter of the late George Lee and Bessie White Rosser, she was very proud of her ancestors who were early settlers to Chattooga County. She was named for her grandmother, Ada Hudgins White. With the exception of one year spent near Waycross, Georgia as a child, she was a lifelong resident of Chattooga County. Joining shortly after its charter, Mrs. Morgan was a member of the Little Sand Mountain Baptist Church for almost 80 years. She attended church activities regularly until the age of 90 and at her death was the oldest member of the church.

          She was married to Joe Henry Bridges in Chattooga County on December 24, 1933. After Mr. Bridges' death, she married Gilbert A. Morgan in Dade County, Georgia on January 23,1982. Having been employed at the Trion Company in the Glove Mill, she was retired from Harriett & Henderson Yarns, Inc. in Berryton. She also worked for a time at Advance Glove in Rome, Georgia. She was formerly an active member of the Home Demonstration Club in the Little Sand Mountain Community. She was a three-time cancer survivor. She took solo trips to Florida until the age of 80; and drove her car until the age of 90. She also enjoyed church activities, ceramics, cooking, gardening, family history, flowers-especially her "Old Maids", quilting, traveling, and activities of the North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation. She was loved by all that knew her, but she was especially adored by her loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

          In addition to her husband, Mrs. Morgan is preceded in death by her siblings: Annie Bell Bishop, Rose Murdock, Ballenger Rosser, Frances Rosser, Frank Rosser, John Rosser, Milton Rosser, and Helen Satterfield. Mrs. Morgan is survived by a host of relatives. Survivors include her children: Jerry (Sue) Bridges, Summerville; Patty Shepherd, Gainesville, Florida; and Ted Bridges, Leesburg, Alabama. Mrs. Morgan is also survived by six grandchildren: Bambi Bridges, Menlo; Barry (Pam) Bridges, Summerville; Ben (Sylvia) Bridges, Macon, Georgia; Betsy (Kevin) Hayes, Summerville; Angie Keen, Earleton, Florida; and Chris (Leslie) Shepherd, Melrose, Florida. She is survived by 12 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren, and former daughter-in-law, Carol Ann Bridges.  She is also survived by siblings: Hilda (Bob) Reynolds, Lyerly; Josephine Baggett, Rome, Georgia; and Paul Rosser, Summerville. Gratitude is expressed to her special friend and caregiver, Marie Henderson; caregiver, Bridget Iwens; caregiver, Carolyn Blackmon; caregiver, Sharon Hughes; and to the entire SolAmor Hospice Staff.

          The family will receive friends on Monday, February 11, 2013 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted in the Little Sand Mountain Baptist Church at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, February 12, 2013. The services will be conducted by Ben Bridges and the Reverend Ricky Studdard. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Barry Bridges, Chantry Bridges, Joseph Frady, Haydn Hayes, Holden Hayes, Kevin Hayes, and Chris Shepherd. Flowers are appreciated, but donations may be made to the Little Sand Mountain Cemetery Fund in care of #2728 S. Little Sand Mt. Road-Armuchee, Georgia, 30105.

          Earle Rainwater Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements for Mrs. Ada Mae Rosser Bridges Morgan who passed way on Saturday, February 9, 2013.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Kendrick, Mrs. Jo Ann

           MRS. JO ANN KENDRICK, age 72, of Orchard Hill Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, February 6, 2013, at her residence following an extended illness.  A native of Bartow County, Georgia, she was born to the late Herman and Lola Smith Wilkey on May 12, 1940.  Along with her husband Mrs. Kendrick was former Owner and Operator of The Round Table Restaurant.

            Survivors include her husband-William Harold Kendrick; daughter-Cheryl Ann Mobbs; son-Thomas Harold Kendrick, all of Summerville; three Grandchildren- Allison Joanna Harris, Bianca Diane Mobbs, and Tylen Harold Kendrick; brother Troy Wilkey of Summerville; several Nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services will be held Friday, February 8th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Fred Mercer officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers, Gary Witt, Dewayne Copeland, Billy Cook, Tracy Maddux, Shannon Goins, Bryant Dodd, and Bill Tutton; Honororary pallbearers, members of the LaFayette Police Department. Visitation Friday from 12 noon until the service hour.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.