Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Mr. Sonny Tinney


MR. SONNY TINNEY, age 87, of Allen Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday morning, August 31, 2021, at his residence. He was born in Berryton, Georgia on April 11, 1934 to the late John Edward and Mattie Calista Whitehead Tinney. Mr. Tinney was Baptist by Faith and retired from the tufting department of Mohawk Mill. In addition to Parents He was preceded in death by siblings-Johnny Tinney, Bobby Tinney, Mildred Newsome, Mary Ruth Masters, and Barbara Tinney.

Surviving are His wife, Marlene Tinney; daughters, Wanda (Dale) Bain and Phyllis (Mike) Odom; grandchildren, Melissa (Paul) Chamlee, Bucky Joe (Carla) Chisolm, Chris Bain, and Kevin Bain; 10 Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, September 2nd, at 4:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev.’s Harold Helton, Gary Howell, and Mike Odom officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Bucky Chisolm, Chris Bain, Kevin Bain, Paul Chamlee, Kimbren Dowdy, and Ricky Biddle; Honorary Pallbearers, Eddy Hawkins, Billy Joe Lee, Bob Roper, Ewell Price, Jerry Purdy, Charles McClain, Rex Jones, Ray Lee, and Charles Millican. The Family will receive friends Thursday from 2 until 4 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Sonny Tinney who died Tuesday.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Dorothy Beatrice Dooley Pledger

MRS. DOROTHY BEATRICE DOOLEY PLEDGER, age 83, of Grand Eight Lane, Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday morning, August 26, 2021, at her residence. A native of Trion, Georgia, She was born to the late Rev. Wilburn and Helen Moore Dooley on January 18, 1938. Mrs. Pledger was retired secretary for Pledger Automotive, a member of New Beginnings Baptist Church, and in addition to her parents was preceded in death by a daughter the late Reda Gail Pledger.

Surviving are her husband, T. C. Pledger; daughter and spouse, Connie and Othell Stone; sons and spouses, Steve and Jill Pledger and Tommy and Kim Pledger; grandchildren, Amanda Long, Justin Stone, Leslie Boston, Brianna Stone, Zach Pledger, Lann Pledger, Trevor Pledger, and Natalie Burdick; Twenty Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 28th, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Steve Pledger, Tommy Pledger and Rev. Ken Johnson officiating, Interment in Perennial Springs Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Justin Stone, Zach Pledger, Lann Pledger, Trevor Pledger, Andy Long, and Tyler Burdick. The Family will receive friends Saturday afternoon from 1 until 3 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Dorothy Beatrice Dooley Pledger who pass away Thursday.

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Donna Morgan Long


 MRS. DONNA MORGAN LONG, age 61, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Friday afternoon, August 20, 2021, in a Rome Hospital. A native of Chattanooga, Tennessee, she was born on September 6, 1959, to the late George Morgan, Sr. and Edith Morgan. She was a Homemaker and member of Life Purpose Church in Summerville. Mrs. Long was preceded in death by her Parents, and siblings, George Morgan, Jr., Linda Morgan, Jennifer Morgan, Jimmy Morgan, Archie Morgan, Mary Jo Hamilton, and Christine Morgan.

Surviving are husband, Charlie Long; children, Morgan Long, Aaron Long, Zadin Long; sister-in-law, Donna Faye Morgan; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral Service will be held Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 4 p.m. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with LeBron Long and Jeff Shaver officiating. Active Pallbearers will be Jay Morgan, Trevor Morgan, Natiel Morgan, Justin Hamilton, Damien Hamilton, Thomas Hamilton, LaBron Morgan Jaron Morgan, Chad Morgan. Honorary Pallbearers will be Danny Hester, Ronnie Jackson, Jerry Jackson, Denny Smith, Tom Russell, Sammy Barrett, and Members of Life Purpose Church. The family will receive friends on Sunday from 2 until the hour of service at the Funeral Home. The Family respectfully requests all in attendance to services wear face coverings and sanitize hands frequently and in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the “Santa In Uniform” organization

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Donna Morgan Long who passed away on Friday.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Billie Jean Burnes Jennings


 Billie Jean Burns Jennings, beloved only child of the late Billie George Burns and Cornelia Dial

Burns, passed away in her sleep on August 13. She was married to her husband, Ralls Jennings for 69 years before he passed away 6 weeks earlier. She was the mother of 3 children, Luci Jennings, Russ Jennings (Linda), and Don Jennings (deceased). Her grandchildren are Julie King, Evan Webb, Jeanna Edgerton, Belle Jennings, Lucas Jennings, Remy Jennings, Jesse Jennings, Matthew Jennings, and Holly Jennings.

She and Ralls, almost inseparable for 70 years, raised a close-knit family while running a business and experiencing places all over the world. Due to military service, education, and job changes, the early years of marriage saw them living in Texas, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina and Florida before settling down in Trion, Georgia in 1965. Billie worked as Church Secretary at Trion First Baptist Church, her church home for all her years in Trion.

In 1972, Ralls and Billie started J Bar Corporation. Billie was the original employee and handled the financial aspects of the business while also helping raise her grandchildren when they came along. As their parents worked at J Bar, the grandchildren would stay with Billie at her office at J Bar.

Billie and Ralls loved to travel and see other places and people. Business trips included visiting China, Denmark, Italy, and Spain in addition to places all over the U.S. The older grandchildren fondly remember accompanying their grandparents on trips to St. George Island, Mexico, and Europe.

Mexico held a special charm for them. They made several family trips there in the late 1960’s and then moved to Saltillo, Mexico after their retirement in 1996. After Mexico, they lived in Midtown Atlanta for several years, then Marietta before coming back to Trion a few years ago. Her last months were spent in the Memory Care at The Spires at Berry College where she charmed the staff with her smile and good spirit.

Billie Jennings will be remembered for her love and devotion to her husband, Ralls, and her children and grandchildren as well as for her upbeat nature and bright smile that touched all who knew her.

The family will have a private gathering to celebrate her life.

Thanks to our friend, Elvia Berry, for her care of Billie and her friendship to the entire family.

Thanks to Tracey Rogers and the other nurses at Heyman Hospice.

We appreciate the care and support she was given by the staff in memory care at The Spires at Berry College.

Memorial donations may be made to the Chattooga County Library.

Ms. Jaden Leigh Mitchell


MS. JADEN LEIGH MITCHELL, age 22, of Summerville, Georgia passed away unexpectedly Friday, August 13, 2021, at her residence. She was born in Rome, Georgia on March 8, 1999; a daughter of Jamie and Tammy Mitchell. Ms. Mitchell was former convenience store clerk; she was preceded in death by grand father, the late Charles Milstead.

Surviving are parents, Jamie and Tammy Mitchell; sisters, Haylee Henderson, Annabelle Grissett, and Jamie Mitchell; brothers, Austin (Natalie) Mitchell and Derek (Danika) Mitchell; grandparents, Charlotte Milstead, Steve and Melinda Grissett, Thomas and Kathleen Silvers, and Peggy Mitchell; several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 19th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Ricky Biddle officiating; Active Pallbearers Sheriff Mark Schrader, Chief Deputy Kevin Woods, Brian Tucker, Nick Robinson, Chad Spraggins, and Wendell Flood; interment in Little Sand Mountain Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Andrew Kenneth Wilson

Mr. Andrew Kenneth Wilson, age 82, residing at Oak View Nursing Home, Summerville, Ga. went to be with the Lord on August 16th, 2021. Mr. Wilson was born June 28th, 1939 in Henegar, Ala. to the late Curtis Wilson and Elizabeth Wilson. 

He is retired from Mount Vernon Mills, Trion Ga. where he worked 48 years in the Bleaching Department. 

Surviving are sister Maxine Wilson, sons Kenneth Allen Wilson and wife Rhonda, Eddie David Wilson and wife Cynthia, Andrew Vincent Wilson, Tommy Lee Wilson and wife Francis., grandchildren
Sheree Vallejo, T. J. Wilson, Levi Wilson, Michelle Chamlee, Michael Terrell, Daniel Terrell, Miriam Wilson, Michael Mcateer, Paul Wilson several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 21st at 2:00 PM at United Christian Fellowship in Summerville, Ga.

Officiating will be Pastor Gary Howell.

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Mr. Samuel Harold Barclay Allmond

MR. SAMUEL HAROLD BARCLAY ALLMOND, age 86, of Tate Road, Trion, Georgia, passed away Friday, August 6, 2021, in a Rome hospital. Mr. Allmond was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee on July 15, 1935 to the late James William and Katie May Harris Allmond. He was a member of Beersheba Presbyterian Church, served in the U.S. Army National Guard, and was retired animal control officer for Catoosa County Government. In addition to Parents, He was preceded in death by his wife, the late Minnie Locklear Allmond and a son, the late Dewey Noland Allmond.

Surviving are daughter, Tracy Duvall; son and spouse, Harold Dewayne & Ruby Allmond; step children, Gail Cook, Edith Dendy, and Barbara Dupree; several Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Monday, August 9th, at 11:00 A.M. from the Beersheba Presbyterian Church with Rev. Ken Johnson and Rev. Jennifer Lee officiating, interment in Chattooga Baptist Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Eric Waller, David Duvall, David Keen, Zack White. The Family will receive friends at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, Sunday evening from 5 until 8 P. M.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Samuel Harold Barclay Allmond who passed away Friday.