Friday, July 23, 2021

Mrs. Helen Marie Tucker

MRS. HELEN MARIE TUCKER, age 78, of March Lane, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at Her residence. A Trion native, She was born to the late Thomas Franklin and Edith Marie Campbell Ingram. She was a member of the Harold Street Church of God and formerly worked for Mt. Vernon Mills in the bleaching department. In addition to Parents, She was preceded in death by sisters, Hazel Ingram and Janie Roberts.

Surviving are husband, Michael T. Tucker; daughters, Tanja Evans and Kimberly Blackmon; sister, Bonnie Teems; brother, Danny Ingram; four Grandchildren, eighteen Great Grandchildren, four Great Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be held Sunday, July 25th, at 3:00 P.M. from the Harold Street Church of God with Rev. Rockland Hughes and Danny Hester officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers, Merrick Touchstone, Cameron Lyons, Carson Keen, Michael Lyons, D. J. Chapman, and Josh Hines. Visitation will be Sunday 2 until 3 P.M. at the Church  prior to Funeral service.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Mr. Freddy L. Brown

MR. FREDDY L. BROWN, age 78, of Congress Street-Summerville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021, at his residence following an illness. A Chattooga County native, He was born to the late Willie M. and Sara Mae Sparks Brown on January 29, 1943. Mr. Brown was Baptist by Faith and was Supervisor (retired) for Marglen Mill. In addition to Parents, He was preceded in death by a son, the late Joshua Lee Brown and siblings, Doris Jean White, Willie Sue Sizemore, and Benny Seals Brown.

Surviving are His wife, Charlotte Brown; sons and spouse’s, Scottie and Rhonda Brown, Guy Brown, and Gregory and Tammy Brown; sister, Leila Brown Ward; Five Grandchildren, Four Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Graveside service will be held Saturday, July 24th, at 11:00 A.M. from Summerville Cemetery, with Rev. Ralph Sumner, Rev. Barry Brown, and Rev. Jason Lee officiating.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Freddy L. Brown who passed away Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Mr. Jimmy Dewayne Peoples

MR. JIMMY DEWAYNE PEOPLES, age 51, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, July 18, 2021. Born in Sylacauga, Alabama on June 10, 1970, He was a son of Vester Virgle (PeeWee) Peoples and Rose Lea Peoples Sider. He was preceded in death by a brother, the late Billy Joe Peoples.

Surviving are mother and step father, Rose and Don Siders of Lincoln City, Org.; father-Vester Virgle (PeeWee) Peoples of Orange County, Fl.; sisters, Carol Sue (James) Epperson of Sylacauga, Al. and Juanita (William Eugene) Bryson of Summerville; brother, Donald Hulsey of Summerville; special extended family/friends, Bud and Diane Crowe, Robert and Debbie Bryant, and Darlene Hughes; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Friday, July 16, 2021

Thelma Eargle

Thelma Eargle, loving wife and mother of five children, died Friday, July 16, 2021. She was 95 years old. Thelma was born Feb. 7, 1926, to the late B.F. Scott and Ruby Leathers Scott of Powder Springs, GA. She was also pre-deceased by her husband of 43 years, Joseph I. Eargle, Jr.; her grandson, Jae Eargle; and brother, Randy Scott. She is survived by her five children: Melissa Morgan of Summerville, Elizabeth Henderson (Gary) of Carrollton, Joe Eargle of Acworth, Cindy Evans (Rex) of Trion, and Benjie Eargle (Kay) of Powder Springs; nine grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. A sister, Frankie S. Johnson of Powder Springs, also survives her.

Thelma lived a rich and full life. In the 1930s her mother walked with her through the woods from her home on Friendship Church Road to attend the one room Talley School on West Sandtown Road. Later on, Thelma attended McEachern School. She was employed with Bell Aircraft during the years of World War II. She eloped with the love of her life, “Joeby,” on Christmas Eve, 1943. Henceforth, Thelma devoted her life to her role as wife, mother, and grandmother.

In her later years, "Ms. Thelma" was known for her smile, her sense of style, and her sassy spunk. She was a member of McEachern United Methodist Church in Powder Springs for over 50 years. Since November 2018 she resided at the Oakview Nursing Home in Summerville, GA, where she was known affectionately as “Flossie.” Many thanks to the staff who witnessed our mother’s unfailing sense of humor, and took care of her in life as well as in death.

Thelma was a woman of faith who said many times over how blessed she was, and that she was looking forward to seeing her husband again. She left specific instructions for there to be no sadness. So we celebrate her life. Celebrate with us by wearing orange (her favorite color), reading a book (her favorite pastime), or eating a white kit kat (her favorite candy bar).

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in Summerville, GA is in charge of arrangements. The funeral is graveside only at the Macland Cemetery in Powder Springs, GA., Wednesday, July 21 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to McEachern Methodist Church in her memory.

Friday, July 9, 2021

Mr. Christopher Todd Pickle Sr.

MR CHRISTOPHER TODD PICKLE, SR., age 58 of Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday, July 8, 2021, in a Rome hospital. A native Chattooga Countian, he was born April 10, 1963, to the late Jack Pickle and Jeanette Jackson Pickle, who survives. Mr. Pickle was a member of the Berryton Bible Mission and the Chattooga County Search and Rescue. He was a Care Giver and worked in the maintenance department for Springs, Industries. In addition to his Father, was preceded in death by a sister, the late Karen Pickle.

Surviving are his wife, Tina Pickle; mother, Jeanette Pickle; daughter, Sissy Robinson; sons, Todd Pickle and Joshua Pickle; grandchildren, Samuel Rutledge, Kirsten Rutledge, Cheyenne Pickle, Jesse Pickle, A. J. Reed, Spencer Reed, Jace Robinson, Brantley Robinson, and Ava Robinson; sisters, Cynthia Pruitt and Jennifer Pickle; brothers, William Pickle, Jonathan Pickle, Mike Pickle, Jeremy Pickle, Jerome Pickle, and Seth Pickle; several nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 11th, at 2:00 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Reynolds and Gerald Haygood officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Samuel Rutledge, Jesse Pickle, Dakota Lewis, Andrew Bennett, Jason Rutledge, and Spencer Reed; Honorary Pallbearers, Jason Hambrick, Daniel Robinson, Jerry Bennett and Austin Haygood. The family will receive friends Saturday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. In Lieu of flowers, contributions to the family.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Christopher Todd Pickle, Sr. who passed away Thursday.

Monday, July 5, 2021

Noland Dewayne White

 NOLAND DEWAYNE WHITE, age 71 of Summerville, passed away on Sunday, July 4, 2021.  He was born on December 2, 1949, a son of the late Charles White and Evelyn Rogers White.  Mr. White was a member of Teloga Baptist Church, a Veteran of the United States Marines serving during the Vietnam War.  He was a Sheet Rock Finisher by trade and member of Lyerly Lodge #338 F&AM.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Steve White and Dale White.


Surviving are his wife, Patsy Kirby White; son, Jaylen White; brothers, Roger White and Lowell White. Several nieces and nephews also survive.


Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at 2 p.m. from the Teloga Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Weaver officiating.  Interment will be in the Summerville Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers will be Johnny Gentry, Gene Brown, Steve Rhinehart, Ted Deberry, Leon Parris, and Eugene Ellenburg.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Members of the Teloga Baptist Church.  The family will receive friends Tuesday from 12 noon until the hour of service at the Teloga Baptist Church.



Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Noland Dewayne White who passed away Sunday.