Sunday, May 31, 2015

Mrs. Vesta Marie Grindstaff

MRS. VESTA MARIE GRINDSTAFF, age 87, of Longhollow Road, Trion, Georgia passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015, from injuries received in an automobile accident, near Trion.  She was born to, the late Grover Cleveland and Mary Meisenhelter Gould, on December 28, 1927 in Joplin, Missouri.  Ms. Vesta was a retired medical records technician for Ozark Mental Health, and a member of Summerville First United Methodist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, the late James A. Grindstaff, Jr., two Sisters, and three Brothers.

            Survivors include son & spouse, Jim and Patti Grindstaff of Trion; grandsons and spouses, James IV & Melissa Grindstaff and Jada Ryan & Cheryl Grindstaff; great grandchildren, Jackson, Nolen, Allison, and Wyatt Grindstaff; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 3rd, at 3:00 P.M. from the Summerville First United Methodist Church with Pastor Mike Pinson officiating, interment in Pine Knoll Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers Sheriff Mark Schrader, Chief Jason Kellett, Commissioner Jason Winters, Ricky Hughes, Honorary Pallbearers, the Triangle Sunday School Class of Summerville First United Methodist Church. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 P. M. until the hour of service at the Church. 

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Charles Meredith Tutton, Jr.

MR. CHARLES MEREDITH TUTTON, JR., age 83, of Goodwin Drive, Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, May 30, 2015, at his residence.  He was a son of the late C. M. Tutton, Sr. and the late Ola H. Herring Tutton.  Mr. Tutton was a Veteran of Korea serving in the U. S. Navy, a member of American Legion Post #129, V.F.W. Post #6688, and a member of Chattooga Lodge #704 F & AM.  He was a partner in the former Tutton Auto Parts Company.  Mr. Tutton was preceded in death by his wife, the late Toni Woods Tutton on August 22, 2014.

            Surviving are sons-Charles Randall Tutton of New Zeland and William Meredith “Bill” Tutton of Summerville; grandchildren, Nicholas Tutton and Natalie Tutton; sister, Martha Ballenger of Summerville.

            Funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 1:00 P.M. from Graveside in Lyerly Cemertery with Mr. Sam Finster officiating.  The Family request no flowers and suggest contributions to the Hope Rebirth Homeless Shelter #50 Eleanor Avenue, Summerville, Georgia.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Mrs. Martha Wofford Strickland

MRS. MARTHA WOFFORD STRICKLAND, age 74, of Cooper Heights Road, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Friday, May 29, 2015, evening in a Rome hospital.  A native Chattooga Countian, She was born to the late Leroy and Ethel Denton Wofford on November 9, 1941.  Mrs. Strickland was a member of Menlo First Baptist Church.

            Surviving are husband, Jerry Strickland; son, Kevin Baker of Summerville; grandchildren, Blake Baker, Hailey Baker, and Kyle Baker; brother, Glenn “Buddy” Wofford of Ball Ground, GA.; niece, Marsha Farrow of Summerville; nephew, Dale Tucker of Gore Community.

             Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 2nd, at 1:30 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Dempsey officiating, interment in Ami Cemetery, active pallbearers Thomas Waller, Brett Waller, Barry Williams, Joshua Jennings. The Family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.   

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Mr. Arlin Lenuard Blevins, Sr.

MR. ARLIN LENUARD BLEVINS, SR., age 83, of Lula, Georgia, formerly of Summerville, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2015, while attending a family reunion in West Virginia.  Arlin was retired from Midwest Steel and Quality Finishers and was a Korean War Veteran.  He spent his days in retirement taking care if his special needs son, Ronald, and frequented the Summerville McDonalds restaurant daily for over 20 years.  Arlin was born in Cuzzie, WV on January 27, 1932, son of the late Willard and Nera Jane Sanders Blevins.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 27 years Edith Mullis Blevins, a son, Arlie Blevins, and sisters, Virginia “Ginger” Blevins, Josephine Hayes, and Vicie Hubbs died earlier.
Surviving are sons, Ronald Blevins and Richard Blevins, Lula, Ga.; sisters, Velba Blevins of Ranger, WV. Clara Miller and husband Paul, Barboursville, WV, Mona Miller and husband Dale, Chapmanville, WV; brothers-in-law, Harley Hubbs, St. Shores, MI, Gary Hayes, Summerville; sister-in-law, Almeda Blevins, Covington, KY; grandchildren, Arlin L. Blevins, III, Sara Blevins and Joshua Blevins all of LaFayette, Isaac Blevins and Rosemary Blevins of Lula, GA; several Nieces and Nephews.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, May 28th, from J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Burns and Richard Blevins officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery in Trion, GA.  Active Pallbearers Tommy Hayes, Stan Smith, Jim Hayes, Matthew Hayes, Ben Hege, and Isaac Blevins; Honorary Pallbearers Harley Hubbs, Gary Hayes, Johnny Mason, and the Staff of Summerville McDonalds.  The Family will receive friends one hour prior to funeral services at the Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Family in Arlin’s memory.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.