Saturday, November 28, 2020

Mrs. Deborah Maton Bryant

MRS. DEBORAH MATON BRYANT, age 56, of Glenn Drive, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Friday, November 27, 2020, in a Rome hospital. She was born in Rome, Georgia on January 5, 1964, a daughter of the late Paul Leonard Maton and Annie Sue Touchstone Maton Matthews, who survives. Mrs. Bryant was Baptist by Faith.

Surviving are Her husband, William Bryant; mother, Annie Sue Matthews; daughters, Crystal Maton and Deborah Austin; son, Bud Bryant; sisters, Marie Long, Darlene Jordan, and Diane Smith; Eight Grandchildren, One Great Grandchild; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be held Monday, November 30th, at 1:00 P.M. from Graveside in Summerville Cemetery, with Rev. David Long officiating; active pallbearers, Jimmy Lowe, Justin Lowe, Jimmy Jordan, Clay Brown, Matthew Austin, Jimmy Nixon, Casey Jennings, and Robert Warren.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for MRS. DEBORAH MATON BRYANT.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Mr. Alton Luther Shaw, Sr.

MR. ALTON LUTHER SHAW, Sr., age 68, of Trion, Georgia, Mountain View Community, passed away Sunday, November 22, 2020, at his residence. Born in Cedartown, Georgia on April 11, 1952, He was a son of the late Melvin and Anner Redden Shaw. Mr. Shaw was a retired heavy equipment operator.

Surviving are His wife, Gail Shaw; daughters, Anna Gary, Aquilla White, April Shaw, Lisa Shaw, and Lynn Hill; son, Alton Shaw, Jr.; sister, Betty Ryan; Eleven Grandchildren, Three Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral and Interment services will be Private, with interment in the Family Plot of Cave Spring Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Jerry Gary, Todd White, Bryce Blackmon, Timothy Shaw, Eddie Shaw, and Randy Hill.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Alton Luther Shaw, Sr. who died Sunday.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Mrs. Rhonda Pettyjohn Sterner

MRS. RHONDA PETTYJOHN STERNER, age 57, of Greeson Street, Summerville, Georgia, passed away early Saturday morning, November 21, 2020, at her residence. Born in Rome, Georgia on March 7, 1963; She was a daughter of the late Thomas S. and Louise Greene Pettyjohn. Mrs. Sterner was a member of Antioch Baptist Church and was employed with Southeast Pathology, in Rome.

Surviving are Her husband, John Sterner; daughter, Alanna J. Sterner; and son, Mason D. Sterner; aunt, Linda Greene; special cousins, Cecila and Craig Holt and Susan Brooks; special friends, Ken and Carol Fries and Ann McCollum.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 22nd, at 3:00 P.M. from Antioch Baptist Church with Pastors Brian Butler, Jimmy Bryant, and Miles Phillips officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Alan Smith, Rusty Wilson, Tommy Wilson, Eddie Wilson, Randy Wilson, and Bobby Purcell; Honorary Pallbearers Associates of Southeastern Pathology. The Family will receive friends Sunday from 1 until 3 P.M. at Antioch Baptist Church, Big Texas Valley Road, Rome, Georgia. The Family request no flowers and suggest contributions to Antioch Baptist Church or Cancer Navigators of Rome.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for MRS. RHONDA PETTYJOHN STERNER who passed away early Saturday.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Mr. Charles Miller Marks

     MR. CHARLES MILLER MARKS, age 97, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2020, at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Georgia. Born on February 3, 1923 in Summerville, Georgia to the late Harry and Maude Nichols Marks. Mr. Marks was married to the late Mary Lois Roper Marks on December 25, 1941, and was preceded in death by sisters, the late Julia A. Wyatt, Anis H. Harris, Ruth Schongerth, Mary E. Majors; brothers, the late James H. Marks, Stuart T. Marks, and Thomas Marks. He was a Veteran of WW II serving in the U. S. Air Force and was retired from Chattooga County Schools where He was the Vocational Teacher. Mr. Marks was a member of the Summerville Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are daughter, Phyllis M. Brown; son, Charles R. (Chuck) Marks; grandchildren, Douglas (Maxx) Brown, Kristopher (Katie) Marks, Erin (Tyler) Pledger, and Charlie Marks; eleven Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews.

A Funeral service will be held at a later date.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Thurman Harm Day

Thurman Harm Day 95, formerly of Trion, GA passed away November 13, 2020 at NHC Ft. Oglethorpe.

Mr. Day was born on April 15, 1925 in Chattooga County to the late Annie Mae Nunn Day, and George J Day Sr. He was as member of the Pleasant Grove church of Christ where he served as the song leader for many years.

After graduating from Trion High School, Mr. Day enlisted in the US Navy in July 1943 and served his country during WWII. Prior to his retirement, he was a manager in the cloth room at Riegel Textiles.

He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Mary Nell Hendrix Day and one sister Charlotte (Jimmy) Hall along with several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his precious daughter Glenda Jane Day.

He was also preceded in death by several brothers and sisters Myrtle Day Young, Magalene Day Higgins, Leroy Day, Christine Day Googe and George Day.

A private family graveside service will be held at West Hill Cemetery in Trion, GA with Minister Hugh Glaze officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Pleasant Grove church of Christ.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Mrs. Montez Wilson Gladney

MRS. MONTEZ WILSON GLADNEY, a resident of 3451 Hwy. 48, Summerville, Georgia, passed away early Tuesday morning, November 10, 2020, at her home. She was born February 4, 1933 to the late James Aubrey Wilson, Sr. and Lena Gibson Wilson. Montez was preceded in death by her husband-Charles Lamar Gladney in 2003, as well as eight siblings, Claudine Fowler, Ewart Wilson, Sr., Maughee Wilson Evans, Charles B. Wilson, Lorenzo Wilson, James A. Wilson, Jr., Waylon Wilson, and Juanita Wilson. Montez was a faithful member of the South Commerce Church of Christ for almost 70 years and was retired, after 42 years of service from Fieldcrest Cannon. She took great delight in her family and also loved to sing.

Montez is survived by daughter Kaye Greer and her husband, Preston; two beloved grandchildren, William Benjamin Greer and Kailen Laura Greer; one sister, whom she loved dearly, Joan Wilson Renslow; she is also survived by a host of Nieces, Nephews, great Nieces, and great Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, November 12th, at 2:00 P.M. from Graveside in Greenhills Memory Garden with Ministers Bill Thomas and Tim Evans officiating. Active Pallbearers will be nephews Rex Evans, Tim Evans, Quinton Wilson, Mike Wilson, Jamie Renslow, Gary Duke, Kyle Duke, and Tracy Rainwater; Honorary Pallbearers, the members of South Commerce Church of Christ and Tony Jones, and Mike Stull. Flowers are appreciated or contributions to Georgia Agape, #3094 Mercer University Drive-Suite #200, Atlanta, GA.-30341 or South Commerce Church of Christ, P.O. Box #167, Summerville, Georgia-30747.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Montez Wilson Gladney.