Saturday, December 29, 2018
MRS. JOYCE NAOMI DAVISON, age 83, of Gray Street, Trion, Georgia passed away Saturday morning, December 29, 2018, at her residence, after a long battle with Alzheimers. She was born in Berryton, Georgia on October 15, 1935, a daughter of James Ranson and Mae Dell Osborne Tedder. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, the late Grant Davison; they worked side by side many years in service to the Lord, as Preacher and Preacher’s Wife. The last congregation they were blessed to attend was Lookout Hall Church of Christ. She was a very special Mother and Nana, loved by many.
Survivors include daughters, Becky Hoglund and Gartrelle Davison; son, Richard Grant Davison, II; grandchildren, Stefan Hoglund and Wendy Patrick, and Heather Breese; great grandchildren, Cody and Amber Keen, Carly Keen, and Sydnie Hoglund; great great grandchildren, Sophia Grace Keen and Harrison Ray White; sister, Pat Stanley; several special Nieces and Nephews, many special friends including Chris and Lily Keen, Jared Wigley, Tanner White, and Angel Meadows.
Funeral service will be held Monday, December 31st, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Josh Daniel and Chris Woods officiating. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Monday from 12:00 noon until 2:00 P.M. The Family request no flowers and suggest contributions to the Gospel Broadcasting Network, 8900 Germantown Road, Olive Branch, Miss.-38654 or the Alzheimers Association.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Joyce Naomi Davison, who passed away Saturday.
Monday, December 24, 2018
MR. JAMES (GRUMP) SCRUGGS, age 84, of Mahan Road, Summerville, Georgia , passed away Sunday morning, December 23, 2018, in a Rome hospital. A native of Berryton, Georgia, He was born to the late William Thomas and Birdie Octavie Cox Scruggs on August 22, 1934. Mr. Scruggs was Baptist by Faith, a retired Millrite, Veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the U. S. Army, member of the V. F. W. and American Legion, a member of Chattooga Lodge #704 F & AM, and a member of Yaarab Shrine Temple.
Surviving are His wife, Effie Scruggs; daughter and spouse, Peggy and John Busby; son and spouse, James Neal, Jr. and Arliss Jo Scruggs; grandchildren, Danny and Shelley Scruggs and Julia Scruggs; great grandchildren, Taylor Scruggs and Naomi Scruggs.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 27th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Russ Blackwell and Pastor Malcolm Harris officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Rusty Dooley, Marc Hogg, Michael Morris, Tim Wilson, Russ Blackwell, and Britt Evans; Honorary Pallbearers Pete Denson Jerry Hamby, Donnie Hall, and Truck Town Employees. The Family will receive friends Thursday from 12:00 noon until 2:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. James (Grump) Scruggs, who passed away Sunday.
Sunday, December 23, 2018
MRS. JOYCE ANN WILLIAMS, age 76, of Filter Plant Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, December 22, 2018, in a Rome, Georgia hospital. A native of Chattooga County, She was born to the late Harbin Monroe and Ethel Lee Green Stephens on March 13, 1942. Mrs. Williams was a member of the Lyerly First Baptist Church; was an accountant, having worked with several local business’, Bryant & Sons Lumber Company, H & R Block, and Bankson Oil & Tire. She was preceded in death by her Parents, husband, the late Nedwin Ray (Ned) Williams, and son , the late Nedwin Zane Williams.
Surviving are grandson and daughter-in-law, Ethan Williams and Linda Williams; brothers and spouses, Doug and Mary Stephens, Ronnie and Sherry Stephens, and James Bennett, Sr.; nephews, Warren Douglas Stephens, Jason Stephens, Chris Stephens, and James "Tudor" Bennett; special friends, Betty Joyce Rackley, Gwen Bentley, and Glenda Hamilton.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 26th, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Gwen Bentley giving eulogy and James Bennett, Sr. officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Kyle Kellett, Robbie White, Jason Stephens, Warren Douglas Stephens, Chris Stephens, and Tony White. The Family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 until 3 P.M. at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Joyce Ann Williams who passed away Saturday.
Monday, December 10, 2018
MRS. IMOGENE WHITE, age 80, of White Oak Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday, December 10, 2018) at her residence. She was born in Trion, Georgia on May 25, 1938 to the late Clyde and Lillian Elrod Cochran. Mrs. White was a member of the Church of God, was retired from the card room of Riegel Textile Corporation. She was preceded in death by her husband, the late Orville Robert “Doc” White on May 24, 2011, a sister the late Maxine Fletcher, and grandsons, the late Aaron Dooley.
Surviving are daughters, Robbie Baker Dooley and Becky White Humphrey; son Orville Robert White, Jr.; six Grandchildren, twenty two Great Grandchildren and Great Great Grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 13th, at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Keylon and Pastor Danny Harkins officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Nicholus Dooley, Jason Baker, Trey Foster, Jamie Mitchell, Shannon Hallard, and Harold Hughes. The Family will receive friends Wednesday, from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Imogene White who passed away Monday.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018
James Earl Meredith (Jim), 88, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Monday night at Redmond Regional Medical Center with his family at his side. A native of Greenville, Mississippi, he graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineer and from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Master’s in Business Administration.
During his education at Mississippi State University, Jim joined the US Air Force ROTC unit as a scholarship student. After graduation and his commissioning in 1952, Jim served as an engineer at the Air Force Armament Center, Air Research and Development Command, Eglin AFB, Florida. In the Air Force, he reached the rank of First Lieutenant before being honorably discharged in 1954.
Jim spent almost all his 46-year engineering career serving the carpet industry. After completing his service in the United States Air Force in 1954, he worked in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, as an engineer with the Ethyl Chemical Corporation. The following year, he returned to his native Greenville, Mississippi, working as an engineer for Alexander Smith Carpets. In 1958, he made the long journey to Dillon, South Carolina, where he worked as an engineer for Mohasco Carpets until 1965. That’s the year Summerville’s OG Morehead connected him with Georgia Rug Mill. Jim became the Assistant Plant Engineer for Georgia Rug Mill in Summerville, a unit of Bigelow Sanford. Jim would stay with Bigelow Sanford for 30 years. During that tenure, he dedicated himself professionally to many carpet manufacturing developments, problem solving, and especially to the many devoted employees who worked alongside him. Some of the accomplishments he was most proud of include: starting the Georgia Rug Mill Christmas tree water tower, constructing the Lyerly plant, patenting a unique carpet tufting process called DesignTec which over tufted patterns into the carpet, and finishing his career at Bigelow Sanford as Vice President of Manufacturing in Greenville, SC. In 1986, he went to work for a new, small carpet company called Image Carpets, owned by Summerville local Kelly Hudson. At first, Jim provided valuable engineering experience to help Image grow its carpet business. Then, he led the company in building a new PET bottle recycling / fiber extrusion plant in Summerville, which once again brought many long-term jobs to the citizens in the Summerville community. That effort continues today under the ownership of Mohawk Industries in a new, modernized form. Jim retired in 1998 and remained active in his community and church.
As a charter member of Horizon Baptist Fellowship, Jim served in many capacities, including Chairman of the building committee, Deacon, and Young Adult Sunday School Teacher. He was also a regular member of the choir; he played hand bells, and his design plans were realized in the building now standing at 1216 Highway 114.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Nannie Jane Cole Meredith and Thomas Jefferson Meredith, and his four brothers: Aubrey, Kenneth, William, and Thomas Jefferson (TJ). His deceased wife and mother of three of his children, Melba Janet Hughes Meredith, rests in Jackson, Mississippi.
He is survived by his wife, Marlyn Styles Meredith and his five children: Marilyn Meredith Teat (Ron), James Hughes Meredith (Stone), Paul Edward Meredith (Wanda), Mark Ford Hammond (Celeste), and John Eric Hammond (Donna). His 11 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and his large extended family remember him for his humor and his home as a place for gathering and Christian fellowship.
The family will receive friends at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home on Wednesday, 28 November, from 6 to 9 pm. The celebration of life service is Thursday at 11 am at Horizon Baptist Fellowship, and the family will begin receiving friends at 10 am. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Pregnancy Resource Center of Chattooga County, 142 Economy Street, Summerville, Georgia. Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.