Saturday, May 23, 2020

Mrs. Edith Adams

MRS. EDITH ADAMS, age 87, of Highway #114, Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday, May 21, 2020, in the local nursing home. A native of Cedar Bluff, Alabama, She was born July 30, 1932 to the late William (W. T.) and Ettie Jane Abercrombie Millican. Mrs. Adams was retired from Mohawk Industries, a member of West Summerville Baptist Church, and was preceded in death by her husband the late Odell Adams, and siblings, Willie Jane Millican, Katherine McCauley, J. B. Millican, and Cecil Millican all passed away earlier.Surviving are sister and spouse, Annie Ruth and Robert Love; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Private Graveside service will be held Sunday, May 24, 2020, in West Hill Cemetery with Rev. Tracy Espy and Rev. Freddy Waldrop officiating. Active Pallbearers, Curtis Cleveland, Brandon Seymore, Robert Love, Steve Strickland, Kyle Millican, and Chad Millican; Honorary Pallbearers, Hugh Millican, Wayne Lee, members of West Summerville Baptist Church. Special thank you to the Staff of Oak View Nursing and Rehab. Center.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Mr. Donnie Ray Roan-Kilgore

Mr. Donnie Ray Roan-Kilgore age 67, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at his residence. Donnie was born in Cullman, Alabama on February 16, 1953, a son of the late Grady Roan and Helen Kilgore Roan, he was also preceded in death by a sister, the late Carolyn Prater and brother, the late Ronnie Roan.

Surviving are his wife, Tamala Roan; daughters, April Naillon, and Twana Murdock; sons, Edwin Smith and Jason Smith; sisters, Geneva Edwards, Eva McGraw, and Louise Jenkins; brothers, Eddie Lee Roan, Alton Roan, Loyal Roan, Doyle Roan, and Zandell Roan; grandchildren, Dillon Murdock, Levi Fowler, Shiann Murdock, Katelyn Fowler, Courtney Naillon, Destinee Naillon, Billy Ray Collins, and Kyra Hampton; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.

A Private Graveside service will be held Friday, May 22st, with Kenny Ashand Ray Caldwell officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Abernathy, Billy Ray Collins, Pete Huggins, Tim Evans, Tim Smith, Shawn Smith.

Mr. Kilgore will be at his residence #54 Montgomery Street, Summerville, after 6:00 P.M. Wednesday.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Donnie Ray Roan-Kilgore.

Saturday, May 16, 2020

Mrs. Sonya Ash Payton

MRS. SONYA ASH PAYTON, age 56, of Lyerly, Georgia passed away Saturday morning, May 16, 2020, in a Rome hospital. Born in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, on December 29, 1963, She was a daughter of the late Barbara Bohannon Ash and Deward Ray Ash who survives. Mrs. Payton formerly was billing clerk for Mohawk Mill. She was preceded in death by her Mother and a brother the late Lynn Ash.

Surviving are daughter, Stephanie Durham (Chris); sons, Shaun Payton and Randall Payton; father, Deward Ray Ash; sisters, Belinda Rendon and Rhonda Battles; brother, Scott Ash; granddaughter, Hailey Durham; several Nieces, Nephews, and Special Friends also survive.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, May 11, 2020

Mrs. Lucille Fowler

MRS. LUCILLE FOWLER, age 92, of Covington, Georgia formerly of Berryton, Georgia, passed away Monday morning, May 11, 2020, in Covington. She was born in Summerville, Georgia to the late Russell and Flossie Lorene Murphy Lee, on January 7, 1928. She was a member of Berryton Church of God and a homemaker. Mrs. Fowler was preceded in death by Her husband, the late Emmett Andrew Fowler, a daughter, Anita Lynn Fowler, and son, Gary Lee Fowler.

Surviving are daughters, Gail Wofford, Dianne Smith, and Angela Fowler; son, Jeffery Fowler; sister, Pauline Wood; Fifteen Grandchildren, several Great Grandchildren, Great Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Private Graveside service will be held Thursday, in Summerville Cemetery. A Memorial service will be held at a later date. Grandsons will be Pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Berryton Church of God.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Lucille Fowler.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Mrs. Willie Mae Hilburn

MRS. WILLIE MAE HILBURN, age 89, of Macon, Georgia, formerly of Mentone, Alabama, passed away Wednesday evening, May 6, 2020, in Macon. A native of Madison, Georgia, She was born on May 21, 1930, to the late Luther E. and Dorothy Kitchens Morrison. Mrs. Hilburn grew up in the Middle Georgia area and later settled and spent much of Her life in Rome and the Mentone area. Much of Her working life was involved in several restaurant businesses, several years at Hilburn Shoes in Rome, and later she and her late husband operated a rhododendron and azalea nursery in Mentone. She was a member and Past Elder of Cloudland Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Hilburn was pre-deceased by husband, Gene Hilburn, brothers, Jack Morrison and Charles Morrison, and step-children Julia Hilburn Dent and Bill Hilburn.

Surviving are Her sisters, Dorothy Moore, Forsyth, Ga. And Anne Jones, Macon, Ga.; her brother, Johnny Morrison (Linda), Macon, Ga.; two grandchildren; and several Nieces and Nephews.

A Graveside Funeral service was held Saturday, May 9th, at 1:00 P.M. in Naomi Cemetery, Naomi Cemetery Road, LaFayette, Georgia, with Mr. David Tidmore officiating. Memorials can be made to Cloudland Presbyterian Church or the Alzhermer's Association.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Mr. Kern Eugene (Gene) Coppedge

MR. KERN EUGENE (GENE) COPPEDGE, age 95, of Scoggins Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday, April 23, 2020, in the local nursing home. A native of Franklin, Ohio, He was born to the late Kenneth Spring and Myrtle Ann Benge Coppedge, on April 3, 1925. Mr. Coppedge and wife Edith, lived in Alaska for many years, retiring to Summerville a few years ago; He was self-employed as a paper hanger.

Surviving are His wife, Edith A. Ragland Coppedge; several Children, Step-Children, Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren also survive.

In keeping with Mr. Coppedge's wishes, his body was cremated, no formal service is planned at this time.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Shannon Wayne Hellard

MR. SHANNON WAYNE HELLARD, age 40, of Ridge Street, Trion, Georgia passed away unexpectedly Friday, May 1, 2020, from an accident. A native of Kentucky, He was a son of the late Timothy Hellard and Lucinda Sluder, who survives. Shannon was employed with Smith Iron Works in Lyerly, Georgia.

Surviving are His wife, Rachel Craft Hellard; children, Dasia (Blake) West, Ziibi Dickson, Jorma Dickson, Kannon Hellard, Dixie Rose Hellard, Justin Simmons, and Dustin Simmons; granddaughter, Brooklyn Rain West; mother, Lucinda Sluder; brother, James Hellard; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

In according with Shannon's wishes, he was cremated. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Mr. Bobby Fay Hawkins

MR. BOBBY FAY HAWKINS, age 88, of Orchard Hill Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday afternoon, May 3, 2020, at his residence, following an extended illness. Born in Summerville on June 12, 1931, he was a son of the late Roy and Elizabeth Owens Hawkins. Mr. Hawkins was Baptist by faith and a member of the Summerville First Baptist Church. He was a retired employee of Georgia Rug Mill and Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Betty Ann Bailey Hawkins and Molee Clark Hawkins, Sons: Tommy Hawkins and Denny Hawkins, Brothers: J.R., Shorty, Bill, Carlton, and Leon Hawkins.

Surviving are Daughter and Son in Law, Donna and Jerry Lathem; Grandsons, Robbie (Stephanie) Lathem and Adam (Carrie) Lathem; Great Grandchildren, Brody, Jessica, Chandler, Leihlani, Lorin, Madison, Briana, Libby, Hyker, and Lizbeth; Great Granddaughter. Aleena; Sister, Vernice Stoner, Special Companion, Lena Ingle; Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Donna would like to thank Tapestry Hospice for their wonderful care of her Daddy, with a special thank you to April Moore and Kim Massey.

The Family will have a Private Graveside Service with the Rev. Michael Hawkins officiating. Pallbearers will be his grandsons and great-grandchildren. Interment in Trion Cemetery.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.