Monday, February 18, 2019

Mrs. Willia Dean Gravley Sentell

MRS. WILLA DEAN GRAVLEY SENTELL, age 86, of Highway #100, Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday evening in a Rome hospital.  A native of Chattooga County, She was born to the late Gene and Winnell Everett Gravley, on June 7, 1932.  Mrs. Sentell was a member of the Four Mile Baptist Church and was retired from the cloth room of Mount Vernon Mills and Summerville Middle School.

            Surviving are Her children, Shelia (Buddy) Gentry, Mike (Amy) Morrison, and Mark (Melody) Sentell; father of Her children, Alvin Sentell; grandkids, Kandy (Richard) Craig, Jeremy Guinn, Preston Morrison, Keith (Rhiannon) Morrison, Alex Sentell, Mackenize Morrison, Jaden Morrison, Jackson Morrison, and Kaleb Craig; great grandkids, Ethan (Olivia) Nixon, Stella Morrison, Ashby Morrison, Aubry Morrison, Justin Craig, Douglas Craig; great great grandchild, Sawyer Craig; special nephew, Ryan Gravley; special first cousin, Patty Walley; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

            Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 19th, at 2:30 P.M. from the Four Mile Baptist Church with Rev. Doyle Kelly and Rev. Joel Smith officiating, interment in Johnson Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers Ethan Nixon, Alex Sentell, Keith Morrison, Mackenizie Morrison, Jackson Morrison, Jeremy Guinn, Kaleb Craig, Ryan Gravley, and Preston Morrison; Honorary Pallbearers, members of Four Mile Baptist Church, and staff of Oakview Nursing & Rehab Center.  Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 until 2:30 P.M. at the Church.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Willa Dean Gravley Sentell who passed away Sunday.

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Mr. Billy B. Speer

MR. BILLY B. SPEER, age 92, of Farmersville Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away early Sunday morning, February 17, 2019,  in the local nursing home.  A native of Chattooga County, He was a son of the late Robert Sterling, Sr. and Annie Ruth Williams Speer, and was born on December 24, 1926.  Mr. Speer was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, a veteran of the U. S. Army, and retired rural mail carrier for the U. S. Postal Service with forty two years of service.  Beside Parents He was preceded in death by siblings, Mildred Allen, Martha Hunter, Robert S. Speer, Jr., and Joe Speer.

            Surviving are brother, Jerry & Shirley Speer; sister-in-law, Martha Sue Speer; brother-in-law, Jim Hunter; nephew, Clint & Kristie Hunter.

            Funeral services will be held Monday, February 18th, with Rev. Jimmy Bryant officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden.  Active Pallbearers, Clint Hunter, John Hunter, David Young, Danny McGraw, Jeff Owings, Jimmy Barron; Honorary Pallbearers, Leo Lanier, William Mitchell, William Crouch, Charlie Lowry, Harold Williams, Paul Hosmer, Sam Jones, Johnny Shahan, Jim Shahan, Martha Cooper, Helen Southerland, Mary Brown, Hoyt Williams, Frank Ward, and the Adult Sunday School Class of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.  Visitation will be Monday from 1 until 3 P.M. at the Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church c/o Pam Hunter, @204 Congress Street, Summervile, Georgia—30747.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.                        

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Venice T. Fleming

Venice T. Fleming, age 98, of Trion, Georgia, died on February 12, 2019, at Redmond Regional Medical Center, following a brief illness. 

     She was born on April 27, 1920, in Broomtown, Alabama, to the late George Milton and Maggie Addle Barclay Tallent. 

     She was a member of Trion First Baptist Church and attended from 1954 to 2017, when her health began to decline.  During her years at the church, she served in many of the children's ministries including Nursery, Beginner Class Sunday School teacher, Primary Class Sunbeams, and Youth Choir volunteer.  She was also a member of the WMU and was a member of the Mary Neil Circle.

     She is preceded in death by her husband, James Roy Fleming, who died on January 31, 1989.

     Surviving are her two children:  Cheryl Fleming DeMenna and husband, Robert, of Mableton, Georgia, and James Dale (Jim) Fleming and wife, Allison, of Carrollton, Georgia. 

Grandchildren:  Mandi Griffin and husband Chad of Dallas, Georgia, Brandon Fleming and wife Brigida of Mountain Home, Idaho, Adam Fleming and wife Megan of Nabb, Indiana, and David Fleming of Carrollton, Georgia.

Great grandchildren : Alexandra de Leon, Michael Harmon, Cody Griffin, Kristyna Griffin, Ryleigh Griffin, Gunner Griffin, Jonathan Fleming,  Maddy Grace Fleming, and one  great great grandchild, Sophia de Leon.

     Visitation is on Saturday, February 16, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Rainwater Funeral Home in Summerville.  A brief service will follow, with Pastor Casey Bramlett and Pastor Mike Woods officiating, burial will be at Green Hills Memory Garden.  Active Pallbearers Brandon Fleming, Adam Fleming, Christopher Tallent, Chad Griffin, Ben Huggins, and Steve Tallent.

     Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Venice T. Fleming, who passed away Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Mrs. Sarah John Durham

MRS. SARAH JOHN DURHAM, age 91, of McCollum Street, Trion, Georgia, passed away Monday evening, February 11, 2019, in the local nursing home.  Mrs. Durham was a lifetime resident of Chattooga County, born on November 1, 1927, to the late Hugh Roy and Ella Anderson Riley.  She was a member of Bethel Memorial Baptist Church of LaFayette, was retired from the Inspecting Department of Georgia Glove, and was preceded in death by her husband, the late Howard Burton Durham on December 22, 2001, sisters, Clara Bohannon, Dorotha Chapplear, Vivian Jackson, Mary Sue Lee, and brother, Tommy Gene Riley.

            Surviving are several Nephews, Great Nieces, Great Nephews.

            Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 17th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Bud Martin and Rev. Ricky Studdard officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers David Cagle, Robbie Hamby, Steve Keith, Brad Miller, Greg Hurley, Terry Hurley, Harold Brewster, and Vic Morris.  The Family will receive friends Saturday, February 16th, from 5 until 7 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

           Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements