Friday, September 29, 2017
MRS. LOIS NOLEN McGUIRE, age 90, of Rome, Georgia, passed away Thursday, September 28, 2017, in a Rome hospital. A native of Blevins, Arkansas, She was born on April 17, 1927 to the late Hillary and Nell Honea Nolen. Mrs. McGuire was a member of the First Christian Church, Joplin, Mo., typing teacher for the U.S. Air Force and an administrative assistant for the Joplin, Mo. Police Department. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Jada M. McGuire, Sr. and brother, the late Wallace Nolen.
Surviving are daughter & son-in-law, Patti & Jim Grindstaff; son, Jada M. McGuire, Jr.; sister, Betty McCarty; brother, Boyce Nolen; sister-in-law, Janie McGuire Dawson; grandchildren, James A. & Melissa Grindstaff, IV, and Jada R. & Cheryl Grindstaff; great grandchildren, Jackson, Nolen, Allison, and Wyatt Grindstaff; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
Memorial service was held Monday, October 1st, at 2:00 P.M. from the Chapel at Renaissance Marquis, Rome, Georgia; with Chaplain Mike Ellis officiating.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.
Friday, September 22, 2017
MR. JAMES BILLY “JIMBO” SLAUGHTER, age 62, of Back Berryton Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday, September 22, 2017, morning at his residence following an illness. He was born in Cartersville, Georgia on October 7, 1954 to the late Thomas William and Vera Leona Light Slaughter. He was a member of Berryton Bible Mission and a carpenter for W. H. Bass Company. Mr. Slaughter was preceded in death by a sister the late Jane Slaughter and brother, the late Stanley Gillam.
Surviving are His wife, Judy Slaughter; daughters, Kayle Warren, and Misty & Dabo Smith; son, David & Tiffany Slaughter; sisters, Teresa Silvers, Sandi & Ken Talley; brothers, Gary & Karen Slaughter and Jerry & Ruthie Gillam; son-in-law, Michael & Katie Warren; 12 Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 24th, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Pastor Jerry Rutledge officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery. Active Pallbearers, Randall Abernathy, Billy Abernathy, James Abernathy, Dustin Ivey, Justin Silvers, and Dewayne Clark; Honorary Pallbearers, Ray Bridges, Tim Abernathy, Don Lumpkin, Rick Lumpkin, Robert Walker, Tony Prater, Kyle Parker, and Ronnie Watson. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Saturday from 6 until 8 P.M.; at other hours the Family will be at the residence.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Jimbo Slaughter who passed away Friday.
Thursday, September 21, 2017
MR. WILLIAM MAX THOMAS, age 64, of Orchard Hill Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, September 20, 2017, evening in a Rome hospital. He was born to the late Roy Pierce Thomas, Sr. and Saralyn Sue Parker Thomas , who survives. Mr. Thomas was Baptist by Faith, and was retired salesman for Jewell Tea Company. Max loves his ministry work, providing Bibles through the community and sharing his faith in Christ. His children and family were his next greatest treasure. Mr. Thomas was preceded in death, in addition to his Father, a brother the late Roy Pierce Thomas, Jr. and wife, Betty Hyatt Thomas.
Surviving are mother, Saralyn Sue Parker Thomas; children, Amanda Celeste Thomas, Melissa Anne Hyatt-Bode (James), Kevin Max Thomas, William Adam Thomas (Misty); sisters, Susan Thomas Martin (Carl), Lisa Thomas Hughes (Rickey), Beth Thomas Houser (Jimmy), Lori Thomas Howell, (Smokey); grandchildren, Chasity Thomas, Melanie McGill, Celeste Hollingsworth, Carle Lou, and Walter Evan Thomas; four Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 23rd) at 11:00 A.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Shores and Chaplain Ricky Studdard officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Adam Thomas, Daniel Calhoun, Larry Hunter, Cassidy Houser, Gabe Howell, and Bryce Martin; Honorary Pallbearers Tony Burse, Staff of Oakview Nursing & Rehab Center, Lookout Mt. Community Services, the Hair Shop, and Employees of Farm Bureau. The Family will receive friends Friday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
MR. CARMON E. WRIGHT, (Dan/Dan to his family) age 97, of Old Highway #337, Menlo, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017) evening at his residence. He was born in Walker County, Georgia on February 2, 1920, a son of the late Grover C. (Bud) and Minnie Clark Wright. Mr. Wright was U. S. Army Veteran of WW II, a self employed auto mechanic and saw mill operator. He was preceded in death by a daughter, the late Sandra Hurley, sisters, the late Catherine Chamblee and Ruth Martin, and brothers, the late Paul Wright, Fred Wright, and Alvin Wright.
Brave-Proudly served his country in time of war, always had the courage to step out and tackle jobs most of us would shy away from.
Brilliant-he had a mind that could find a way to resolve the biggest obstacles and could build anything he wanted. Cars, sawmills, house, there were no limits.
Gentle-He was a strong man who had a big heart, big hands but gentle hands. He loved and cared for all living creatures, birds, cats, dogs, all animals and most of all his family from the smallest to the biggest, he enjoyed spending time with them all.
Simple-While he was very intelligent and Strong minded, he enjoyed the simple things in life the most. He didn’t want any recognition. Wanted nothing to draw attention to him. All he wanted was to enjoy his log cabin, he built, visit with family and friends. Some of his most enjoyable days were spent riding around through the country with his daughter, or playing guitars with his son.
Surviving are daughter, Rita Ezell; son, David Wright; sisters, Elsie Cooper and Jane Bishop; brother, Jimmy Wright; a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 14th, at 7 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Minister Gary McCurdy officiating, visitation will be 5 until the hour of service Thursday. Interment will be 11 A.M. Friday in Garrett Cemetery, active pallbearers-Lee Cooper, Tim Cooper, Jim Wright, Jason Chamblee, Larry Wesson, and Justin Evans. At other hours the Family will be at the residence of the daughter Rita and Glenn Ezell #1061 Orchard Hill Road, Summervile, Georgia
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Carmon E. Wright.
Monday, September 4, 2017
MR. WARREN H. BROWN, age 98, of Atlanta, Georgia formerly of Chattooga County, passed away Monday morning in Alpharetta, Georgia. He was born to the late Joe and Lillie Mae Grigsby Brown on March 18, 1919. Mr. Brown was a Sargent in the U. S. Army, serving in WW II and was retired dairyman for Ira Wilson Dairy. He was preceded I death by a son-the late Rickie Brown, a daughter, the late Kathey Johnson, and sisters, the late Elsie, Sara Jo, Ovelle, Dorothy, and Mildred.
Surviving are daughter & sons-in-law, Karen Brown & Duncan McRae and Tony Johnson; brother & sister-in-law, James & Martha Brown; grandchildren, Jason & Alison McRae, Cliff, Jamie, & Jake Johnson; great grandchildren, Jacey and Jack; two Nieces also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Minister Hugh Glaze officiating, interment in the Family plot of Summerville Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1:00 P.M. until the Funeral hour at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Warren H. Brown who passed away Monday.