Saturday, January 31, 2015

Mrs. Peggy L. Jacobs

Peggy Lee Williams Jacobs suddenly passed away on January 30, 2015. She was 71.

Mrs. Jacobs was born on September 2, 1943 in Roanoke, Alabama to her parents, Earl Vinson and Roxie Dye Williams. She graduated from LaGrange High in LaGrange, GA in 1961. She married Donald Jefferson Jacobs that same year. The Jacobs moved to South Carolina where Donald began his career in the textile industry. After a few years, the Jacobs moved back to Georgia with their two young daughters, ultimately settling in Trion, GA. Peggy worked in the human resources department at Best Manufacturing, Menlo, GA, from where she retired after 30 plus years of service.

The Jacobs were active members of Trion First Baptist Church for many, many years. After Mr. Jacobs passing in 2002, Peggy continued her service to the church by serving on committees, cooking meals, visiting the elderly and tending to those in need. She enjoyed her close circle of friends, dining out, going to movies, and spending time at the pool. She also enjoyed working in her beautiful yard at home.

Her primary past time over the last four years was spoiling her granddaughter, Bella. Undoubtedly the Walt Disney Corporation will realize a significant drop in revenue from their line of princess merchandise as a result of Peggy’s departure from this world.

However, Peggy’s faith in Christ was the constant beacon of her life. She navigated tough times, and celebrated good times, through prayer and Bible study. Perhaps this is why she loved lighthouses so much. Likewise, images of cardinals also held a special significance for her, as they reminded her of her husband, Don.

To fully express how richly Peggy was loved in life, and continues to be cherished in our memories, is impossible.

Peggy is survived by her father, Earl Vinson Williams; her daughters Donna Jacobs and April Jacobs Howell, son-in-law Thomas Keith Howell and her granddaughter Isabella Grace Howell; nephew Henry Howard Jacobs, III, his wife Melissa McDonald Jacobs, their children Hanna, Hunter and Hank; nephew Jeff Jacobs, his wife Kristy Shults Jacobs and their son Ethan; and special family friend Melody Becker. She is preceded in death by her husband and mother.

Family and friends of Mrs. Jacobs will be received Monday, February 2nd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Rainwater Funeral Home in Summerville, GA. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 3rd at 1:00 pm at Trion First Baptist Church, Trion, GA.

Honorary Pall Bearers are Henry Howard Jacobs, III, Jeff Jacobs, Leo Lanier, Dennis Ivey, Todd Thomas, Bob Roper and Jeffery Richardson.

The family of Peggy Jacobs requests that donations be made to Trion First Baptist Church in lieu of flowers.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Mr. Ronald F. Hawkins

MR. RONALD F. HAWKINS, age 66, of Old Highway #27, Trion, Georgia passed away Monday, January 26, 2015, at his residence. Born in Summerville, Georgia on July 7, 1948, He was a son of the late James Gordon Hawkins and Neva Virginia Westbrook Hawkins, who survives. Mr. Hawkins was retired from I. H. Services and was preceded in death by siblings, Jo Gould, Dorothy Crycle, June Till, and James Hawkins.

Surviving are His mother, Neva Hawkins; sister, Margie S. Rose both of Trion; brother, James Clyde Hawkins of Chattanooga.

Funeral services will be held Friday, January 30th, at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Minister Hugh Glaze officiating, burial in Hall Cemetery. The Family will receive friends Friday from noon until the hour of service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Mr. Jonathan Michael Shore

MR. JONATHAN SHORE, age 17, of Trion, Georgia passed away Thursday night in a Rome hospital following a sudden attack. Born on January 7, 1998 in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, to His mother, Sarah Shore, of Trion, who survives. He was a member of the Highway #27 South church of Christ, in LaFayette, attended Trion High School and was a member of the Trion High School Band.

Surviving besides His mother are grandparents, Jay and Ellie Shore of Trion; sisters, Mary Louise Shore of Trion and Taylor Hutchins of Summerville; uncles and aunts, John Bohannon of Atlanta, Casey and Hager Bohannon of Michigan, and Mark and Missy Hogin of Summerville.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 27th, at 1:00 P. M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Ministers David Curtis, Mark Hogan, and Hugh Glaze officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Jon Payne, Ryan Ledford, Chase DeParlier, Dennis Rodriguez, Andy Cox, and Adam Ledford; Honorary Pallbearers the Young People of Highway #27 South church of Christ. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Monday, from 6 until 8 P. M.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Jonathan Shore.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Mrs. Eddie Waits Tinney

MRS. EDDIE WAITS “PEE WEE” TINNEY, age 84, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015, in a Rome hospital. A native of Polk County, Georgia , She was born on June 26, 1930, a daughter of the late George- Stanley and Effie Lavada Coker Waits. Mrs. Tinney, for many years, was a nurse at the Chattooga County Hospital and a member of New Antioch Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Rev. Johnny Tinney, and siblings Ruth Waits Ponder Howell, Edythe Earnestine Waits McGraw, Faye Norene Waits Ozment, Lois Carol Waits Baker, Kelsey Waits, Harold Waits, and Lodema Waits.

Surviving are brother, Dudley Waits of Rockmart; a special Niece, Vivian Price; several other Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 21st, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Rev. Sanford Deberry and Rev. Mike Odom officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Tony McGraw, Brad Baker, Charles Ponder, Joel Ozement, Andrew Waits, and Greg Motes; Honorary Pallbearers, Pete and Sarah Denson, Sonny and Marlene Tinney, Phyllis Odom, and Wanda Bain. The Family will receive friends Wednesday, from noon until the hour of service at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Mrs. Ruth W. Ratliff

MRS. RUTH W. RATLIFF, 89, of Holland, Georgia died Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at Her residence.  A native of Mendocino, California, She was born to the late Chester R. and Susie Gordon Walbridge, on January 30, 1925.  During WW II, She a secretary for the Union Lumber Company helping supply wood products to our Military for the war effort.  She married her late husband, Bolling Ratliff, in 1943, while he was serving in the military.  Later returning to Chattooga County where She was long time secretary for the Lyerly School system.  Mrs. Ratliff was of the Presbyterian Faith, a 1943 graduate of Mendocino High School, where she played in the band and sang in thre glee club.  She enjoyed her many trips to Mendocino in the summer, working on her house, in her flower garden, and visiting with her cousins Alvin and Jenette Mendosa, Ed and Flora Gordon, Stelle and June Valentine (Locke), and many other friends and neighbors.

            Surviving are daughter-Cindy Fulton of Trion; sons-Doug Ratliff of Holland and Dr. Larry Ratliff of Anderson, S.C.; grandchildren-Stephanie Cromer of Lyerly, Dee Fulton of Albany, GA., Scott Fulton of Calhoun, Arden Ratliff of Charleston, S.C., and Lauren Givillo of Seattle, Washington.

            The Family expresses a special thank you, to the Staff of Mount Berry Hospice, for caring service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, Summerville, Georgia was in charge.