Monday, September 28, 2020

Kathy Ray Vanpelt Brown

KATHY RAY VANPELT BROWN, age 73, of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, formerly of Chattooga County, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020, in a Knoxville, Tennessee hospital. She was a daughter of the late Marcus Ray Vanpelt and Catherine Jessie Reed Vanpelt Miller, and was preceded in death by her husband, the late Stanley Brown. Ms. Brown was the former Chattooga County Tax Commissioner and was working in the tourism industry in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Surviving are son, Greg Brown of Sheridan, Wy.

Graveside service will be held Thursday, October 1, 2020, at 11:00 A.M. in Summerville Cemetery, with Pastor Sean Wegner officiating.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Steve Oscar "Roundman" Dyer

STEVE OSCAR “ROUNDMAN” DYER, born December 5, 1943, died at his residence on Sunday, September 27, 2020. Steve was a retired police officer with 39 years of service. He worked for the Trion Police Department, Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department, Walker County Sheriff’s Department, Summerville Police Department, and LaFayette Police Department; as well as 20 years with Chattooga County EMS. Steve was an Emeritus member of Grand Lodge of Georgia, Trion Masonic Lodge #160, F & AM, Royal Arch Mason #026, the Chattooga County Shrine Club, and Yarabb Shrine Temple. He attended the Summerville Pentecostal Worship Center. Steve enjoyed electronics, guns, and loved his grandchildren. Steve was preceded in death by parents, Louis and Addie Mae Barksdale Dyer, brother, Jerry Dyer, and sister, Jennine Smith.

Surviving is His wife of 58 years, Rebecca Bowling Dyer; 2 sons, Steve L. Dyer of Summerville and Gregory A. Dyer of Decatur; 2 daughters, Nichole (Cole) Fannin of Carrollton and Darlene (Tommy) McRae of Summerville; grandchildren, Dara and Deana McRae, Adalyn, Dalton, and Dixon Fannin, and Britt Carpenter; sisters, Lisa (Jackie) Chandler and Marvaline Cook; sisters-in-law, Shirley (Odis) Grogan, Brenda Martineau, Dorothy (Andy) Hutchins, Marlene Watwood, and brother-in-law, Dwight (Wanda) Bowling. Special lifelong friend Earle Rainwater.

The Family will receive friends at the Summerville Pentecostal Worship Center on Tuesday, September 29th, from 5 until 8 P.M.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 30th, at 1:00 P.M. at the Summerville Pentecostal Worship Center; Steve will lie in state from twelve-noon until the hour of service. Honorary Pallbearers will be Trion Police Department, Chattooga County Sheriff’s Department, Walker County Sheriff’s Department, Summerville Police Department, LaFayette Police Department, Chattooga EMS, Summerville Dialysis, Masonic Lodge, Earle Rainwater, Dennis Stansell, Jack Brown, Randy Rush, and Jimmy Bennett. Active Pallbearers Jason Smith, Ben Smith, Brian Flippo, Roger Avans, Gary McConnell, Britt Carpenter, Bryn Hutchins, and Ty Hutchins. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Chattooga County Shriners, P.O. Box 652, Summerville, Georgia, 30747 or Trion Masonic Lodge #160, #75 7th Street, Trion, Georgia-30753.

IN concern for the health and safety of family and friends, we encourage the wearing of a facial covering and physical distancing during the viewing and service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Steve Oscar “Roundman” Dyer.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Mrs. Dorothy McCary Robertson

MRS. DOROTHY MCCARY ROBERTSON, age 81, of Saratoga Way, Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday morning, September 22, 2020, in a Rome hospital. Native to Chattooga County, Georgia, She was born to the late Ruben Thomas and Laura Gamble McCary on November 25, 1938. Mrs. Robertson, a member of Solid Rock Baptist Church was retired return clerk, from J. C. Penny Store. Beside Parents, She was preceded in death by grandchildren, Bryan Vogel, Robert Robertson, and Star Cook; several Siblings also predeceased Her.

Surviving are husband, Roy Robertson; daughter, Cheryl Vogel (Glen); son Gregg Tschudy (Connie); grandchildren, Steven Vogel, Tara McIntosh (Matt), Dillan Tshudy (Brook), and Melissa Tschudy; Seven Great Grandchildren; step grandchildren, Russell Robertson, Beverly Houston (Timothy), and Clay Robertson; step grandchildren, Phillip Johnson, Timothy Johnson (Angela), Jonathan Houston, Charlene Houston, Thomas Robertson (Amy), James Robertson (Amanda) Brandy Berry, and Holly Smith; Seventeen Great Grandchildren; One Great Great Grandson; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral service will be Friday at 3:30 P.M. from the Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor David Hayes officiating. Visitation from 2:30 til 3:30., Social distancing will be observed. Inurnment will be at a later date.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Mr. Ben F. Johnson, Jr.

MR. BEN F. JOHNSON, JR., of Summerville, Georgia went to be with the Lord, on Sunday evening, September 20, 2020 at Redmond Regional Medical Center from complications related to COVID 19. Mr. Johnson was born on October 25, 1946 at the Summerville Hospital. Ben and Linda would have celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on November 20, 2020. Mr. Johnson is predeceased by his parents, the late Ben, Sr. and Elizabeth Poovey Johnson, his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Louise and John M. Durham, and two brothers-in-law, David Young and Larry Durham. Ben served four years in the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War; after being discharged, he returned to Chattooga County and married the girl of his dreams. Ben was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Tabernacle. He spent many hours using his talents, singing tenor and playing the piano in various churches, also numerous Stamps Baxter singings in the South.

Ben is survived by his wife, Linda Durham Johnson; sister, Mary Jeanette Young, and sister-in-law, Martha Bishop, niece, Trina Hunt, and nephews, David Durham and Kenny Durham also survive.

Due to COVID restrictions, currently in place, there will be no visitation or viewing for Mr. Johnson.

Graveside service will be held Friday, September 25th, at 2:00 P.M. from West Hill Cemetery in Trion, with John Agnew and Robert Brown officiating. If attending, please observe mask ordinance and social distancing guidelines, for your protection and the protection of others in attendance.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Benjamin-Franklin, Jr.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Mrs. Mary Frances (Tommie) Hicks

MRS. MARY FRANCES (TOMMIE) HICKS, age 87, of Little Sand Mt. Road, Armuchee, Georgia, passed away Friday night, September 18, 2020, in a Rome hospital. Mrs. Hicks was born on June 4, 1933, in Walker County, Georgia to the late Ab and Lola Strickland Stoker; She was predeceased by her husband, the late James Rowan (Ryan) Hicks, a sister, Virginia Gleffe, and grandson, Scott Smith. She dearly loved all her children and grandchildren; enjoyed going to dog shows, showing her award-winning dogs, also loved going to the fox pen with Ryan, her husband, and enjoyed listening to the dogs make their music. Mrs. Hicks also shared the love of all Armuchee sports with Ryan. She enjoyed watching Darlene work with her horses, on her farm, and taking rides with them in their jeep. She had always worked hard for most of her life, and will be missed dearly, but her Family has peace knowing she is being welcomed by Ryan and her most beloved grandson, Scott.

Surviving are daughter, Darlene (Steve) Crowe; sons, Mike (Gayle) Hicks and Mark (Chrystal) Hicks; grandchildren, Jesse Hicks, Matt Hicks, Marisa Grogan; great-grandchildren, Ally Smith Alred, Bowie Hicks, Shannen Hernandez, and Fisher Grogan; several Nieces and Nephews.

Graveside service will be held Monday, September 21st, at 1:00 P.M. in Summerville Cemetery, with Mr. Steve Scoggins officiating.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Mary Frances (Tommie) Hicks.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Mrs. Lee Owens

MRS. LEE OWENS, 92, of Summerville, Georgia went to be with the Lord on September 15, 2020. She was born November 18, 1927, daughter to the late Henry Thomas Hendrix and Addie Mae Scoggins Hendrix. Prior to retirement, She was employed with the Chattooga County Board of Education. Mrs. Owens was a member of Bethel Methodist Church. She enjoyed reading, rocking on the front porch, watching the birds, and working in her beautiful flowers. She cherished spending as much time as possible with her children and grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. In addition to Her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Furman M. Owens, brothers, Willard Hendrix, Bobby Hendrix, and Wilson Hendrix, as well as sisters Dot Elsberry, Henrietta Owenby, and Edna Hendrix.

Surviving are Her children, Mike (Michelle) Owens, Mitzi (Ken) Smith, Terry (Leslie) Owens, and Marina (Kevin) Lee. Also surviving is sister, Evelyn Jones, Six Grandchildren, and Five Great Grandchildren.

A private graveside service and interment will be held at Little Sand Mountain Baptist Church Cemetery, where She will rest forevermore. The Family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Oak View Health and Rehabilitation G Hall, for taking such good care of Her when the Family couldn’t. We appreciate their hard work and dedication shown to our Family during this time of confusion in her mind, from Alzheimers.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Lee Owens, who passed away Tuesday.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Mr. Robert Herman Hatfield

Mr. Robert Herman Hatfield, age 55, of Blake Street, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, September 8, 2020, in a Rome Hospital. He was born on March 1, 1965 in Atlanta Georgia, son to the late Johnny Sims and Brenda Blackmon Sims who survives. Mr. Hatfield was a member of the Ridgedale Church of God and worked with Spriggs Construction of Rome, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his father.

Surviving are his wife, Jane Hatfield; daughter, Megan Hatfield; step daughter, Shantal Hatt; step son, Lavon Sims; mother Brenda Sims; step grandchildren, Carma Hatt, and Shawn Hatt; sister, Candy Dawson; and brother Timothy Hatfield. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be held Friday, September 11th, at 11:00 am from the Graveside in Sims Cemetery, with Pastor Matthew Evans officiating. Active Pallbearers will be Leon Grogan, Sam Marramore, Josh Dawson, Michael Padgett, Ryan Rowland, and Allen Martin; Honorary Pallbearer Rob Romines. The family will visit with friends at the cemetery from 10 am until the hour of service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Robert Herman Hatfield.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Mrs. Glenda Gail Tucker

MRS. GLENDA GAIL TUCKER, age 66, of Raines Circle, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020, in the local nursing home. A native of Menlo, Georgia, She was a daughter of the late William O. “Bill” and Mary Lucille Cameron Nixon. Mrs. Tucker, along with her late husband, James Larry Tucker owned and operated Larry’s Bar B Que, formerly in the Pennville Community. She was a member of the Harvest Worship Center. Beside Her Husband and Parents, was preceded in death by sister, the late Joyce Diane Johnson.

Surviving are sons and daughter-in-law, Brian and Julia Tucker and Blake Tucker; grandchildren, Braden Tucker, Breanna Tucker, and Gracie Tucker; sister, Marlene Devier; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, September 8th, at 2:00 P.M. from Graveside in Summerville Cemetery, with Pastor Phil Minter officiating. Active Pallbearers will be Chris Devier, Jeff Devier, Caleb Devier, Brandon Hughes; Honorary Pallbearers, Oakview Nursing and Rehab Center Family.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for MRS. GLENDA GAIL TUCKER.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Mr. Johnny Campbell

MR. JOHNNY CAMPBELL, age 90, of 7th Street-Trion, Georgia passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020, in the local nursing home. He was born in Etowah, Tennessee on August 22, 1930, a son of the late Andrew and Dora Stepp Campbell. He was Baptist by Faith, a U. S. Army Veteran of Korea, and retired from the Weave Department of Riegel Textile. Mr. Campbell was an avid fisherman and gardener and so enjoyed cooking for Family and Friends. The last of fourteen children, He was preceded by siblings, Bonnie Robertson, Bertie Bennie, Evelyn Wilson, Louise Stoker, Edith Ingram, Pearl Barfield, Mary Blackmon, Dorothy Campbell, Frank, Roy, Jess, and Roger Campbell.

Surviving are many Nieces and Nephews.

Memorial service will be held Wednesday, September 9th, at 1:00 P.M. in the Chattanooga National Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers the Staff of Oakview Nursing and Rehab Center.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Mr. Jerrell W. McCool

Jerrell Wynn McCool was born July 18, 1941, in Rome, Georgia. Passed into the loving arms of The Lord on Sept. 2, 2020, in Summerville. Survived by his loving wife, Jane McCollum McCool, whom he first met when she was 11 years old. Also survived by sons, Ben, Jason (Brandy), Joel (Alma). Eleven grandchildren, three great grandchildren, his brother, Jim (Carolyn). Preceded in death by parents, Henry Sanders McCool, Eva May Freeman McCool, brother, Henry Lee McCool, and grandson, Memphis Blu McCool. 

Jerrell grew up in West Rome and after graduating from West Rome High School he went to work at Fox Manufacturing. JB Dodd was looking for an eagle scout to work in banking.

Harry Wheeler, Boy Scout representative of Floyd County, recommended Jerrell for a job at Rome Bank and Trust. He began this career in the Proof Department of Rome Bank and Trust Company. Within a few years he had trained in all departments, and then began to teach training classes throughout the region. In his banking years, Jerrell attended Georgia Banking School and LSU Banking School of the South. After 19 years at Rome Bank, his career led him to First National Bank-Chattooga County as President when he was 36 years old, as one of the youngest bank presidents in the state of Georgia. He worked there nearly 8 years. His career led him to First National of Polk County, United Bank and Trust, Bank of Adairsville, returning in 1997 to First National Bank-Chattooga County, and Citizens First Bank where he retired in 2006. In 2009 he became a licensed insurance agent for Alfa Insurance, Joel McCool Agency in Rome, GA and continued until 2018 as an agent of Farmers Insurance, Joel McCool Agency in Cartersville, GA. Jerrell loved banking so much he returned to Southeast First National Bank-Chattooga County after retirement where he worked a couple days a week until the day he passed away. Jerrell was successful, had many friends, and well liked in the banking community.

Jerrell’s scouting began at the age of 8. He would have celebrated 70 years of scouting in December of this year. Jerrell earned his Arrow of Light as a Cub Scout, his Eagle at the age of 15, he earned the God and Country Award, Ordeal Brotherhood in 1956, and eventually the Vigil Member of the Order of the Arrow, Waguli Lodge 318, of which he was also Lodge Chief as a youth. He was a Silver Beaver Award Recipient in 1988. He was the assistant scout master, troop 28, 1959-1968. He earned the Scouters Training Award in 1967. Wood Badge Training in 1970. He was the Scout Master troop 28, 1974-1978, and the Scout Master troop 40, 1988-1995.

Jerrell’s wish was that his children would have his love of scouting. His dream was achieved when all three of his sons earned their Eagle.

Jerrell loved his God, as the youngest charter member of West Rome Methodist Church. He was the lay speaker for years when he lived in Rome. He was a current member of Summerville United Methodist Church where he was an active member and taught the Triangle Sunday School Class.

His mischievous, fun sense of humor, he kept his family, friends, and coworkers on their toes, with a smile on their face. Jerrell will be so missed…

Jerrell was laid to rest Saturday, Sept. 5th at Oaknoll Memorial Gardens, Rome, Georgia. Pallbearers Joel McCool, Jason McCool, David McCool, Nathan Helton, Bill Vandiver, and Matt Hart. 

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Dwight Stephen (Steve) Moore

DWIGHT STEPHEN (STEVE) MOORE, age 65, of Maplewood Drive, Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, September 1, 2020, in a Rome hospital. He was born in Rome, Georgia on October 27, 1954, a son of the late Dave Albert and Thelma Lorene Young Moore. Mr. Moore was a retired Manager for Shaw Industries in Dalton, Georgia.  He also worked for J and J Flooring Group.  In addition to his parents, He was preceded in death by a brother, the late David Moore.

Surviving are his children, April (Rob) Curott, Mike (Kattie) Moore, James Anthony Moore, Kayleigh (Matt) Wynn, Derek Bridges (Ashley Swindle); grandchildren, Grayson Curott, Collier Curott, Jameson Moore, Madison Bridges, Cole Bridges, Reese Wynn; amazing aunts, Frances Cordle, Nancy Wilson, and Linda Pledger also survive.

Private Memorial service will be held Sunday, September 6th, at Midway Baptist Church with Pastor Jerry Gaddis and Pastor Steve Peppers officiating. In lieu of flowers Family suggests contributions to the Shrine Children’s Hospitals.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Dwight Stephen (Steve) Moore.