Thursday, September 30, 2021
Surviving are daughters and spouses, Wilma and Terry Maynard and Gail and Mike Burnett; sons and spouses, Preston and Kaye Greer and Ashley Greer; grandchildren, Cathie (Wade) Nolan, Will Greer, Magan Greer, Kailen Greer, Dillon Greer, Kellie Martin; great grandchildren, Eli, Ansley, Ian Nolan, and Michael Martin; sister, Carol (Jim) Barry; brother, Jimmy (Barbara) Rowe; sister-in-law, Mary Louise Bohannon; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Nancy and Ralph Mann; several Nieces and Nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 2nd, at 2:00 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Minister David O’Connell and Minister Steve Rogers officiating, interment in Lyerly Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Will Greer, Dillon Greer, Wade Nolan, Jon Barry, Will Humphries, and Jacob Mizell. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home, Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. Flowers are accepted or memorial contributions may be made to Rainbow Omega, P.O. Box 740, Eastaboga, Alabama 36260 or Georgia Agape, #3094 Mercer University Dr., Suite #200, Atlanta, GA. 30341.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Rita Dell Rowe Greer.
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Surviving are children, Daniel Stansell, Dennis Stansell, Denise Stansell, and Angelia Bohannon; Five Grandchildren; brother, Mayor Larry Stansell; Two Nieces, Two Grand Nieces, and Two Grand Nephews.
A memorial service will be held Monday, October 4th, at 11:00 A.M.in West Hill Cemetery with Charles Trotter officiating.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Sunday, September 19, 2021
Surviving are Her husband, Carlton Jackson; daughter and spouse, Judy Edgeworth and Billy Joe Durham; son and spouse, Alvin William Edgeworth and Amanda Roulane; granddaughter, Brittaney Edgeworth; grandson, Zachary Edgeworth; brother, Dennis Milam; beloved dog, Ginzo Jackson.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 22nd, at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Mr. Robert Wood officiating, interment in Berryton Cemetery. Active Pallbearers, Billy Joe Durham, Zachary Edgeworth, Wayne Keef, David Ward, Jerry Crabtree, Kevin Ball. The Family will receive friends Wednesday from 12:00 noon until 2:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Patsy S. Jackson who passed away Saturday.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Surviving are His wife, Colleen Swift; daughter, Barbara Swift; son David (Mary) Swift, Jr.; sisters, Margaret Crepes and Marie Pierce; brothers, James Arnold Swift and Kenneth Michael Swift; grandchildren, Destinee Swift, Serenity Swift, and Autumn Swift; several Nieces and Nephews.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. David Allen Swift, Sr.
Monday, September 13, 2021
Surviving in addition to Parents are, paternal grandparents, Wayne Abercrombie, Ashley Abercrombie, and Bethany Eastling; maternal grandparents, Cindy Catir and Mark Catir; great grandparents, Maryann Russell, Patricia Abercrombie, Lawana Hill, Kelly Habard, and Lamar White; several Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.
Private funeral service Monday, September 13th, from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Little Roseleigh Abercrombie, who passed away September 8, 2021.
MR. EDDIE LIVELY, age 64, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, formerly of Summervile, passed away August 24, 2021 in Ponte Vedra Beach. He was born in Summerville on June 11, 1957, was self employed in Construction, and was Baptist by Faith. Mr. Lively was preceded in death by a sister, the late Kay Casey.
Survivors include His mother, Polly Gilbreath of Summerville; son-Michael (Page) Bradley of Winchester, KY.; grandchildren, Brooke Bradley and Sidney Bradley; brother, Mark Gilbreath; special friend, Libby Night; three Nieces and one Nephew also survive.
A memorial will be held Wednesday, September 15th, at 6:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Rev. Sean Wegener officiating.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Eddie Lively.
Monday, September 6, 2021
Surviving are his wife, Raquel Pace; mother, Gail Pace; daughter, Andi Pace; son, Austin Pace; stepchildren, Laura, Jimmy, and Jessie Gowan; his only sister, Leigh Little; niece, Courtney Little, and nephew, Blake Little.
Memorial service will be held Friday, September 10th, at 11:00 A.M. from the Lyerly First Baptist Church; immediately following the Memorial service there will be a time of sharing memories, with Family and Friends in the Church Fellowship Hall.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Lane Pace, who passed away Sunday.
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Mr. Winstead was born December 19, 1930. He was the son of the late Dr. Ellis G. Winstead, Sr. and Anne Murphy Winstead. In addition to his mother and father, he was predeceased by his two sisters, Leah Dae W. (James) Younce and Anne W. (Charles) Clark and their husbands.
Mr. Winstead is survived by his wife, Julia S. Winstead; his sons, E. Grey (Faye) Winstead, III and David R. Winstead; and, a daughter, Cynthia (Michael) Stephens. Ellis has four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
Ellis married his childhood sweetheart, "Julie." They fell in love at the tender age of 7 (Ellis) and 6 (Julie), and they often told the story of how Julie would ride on the handlebars of Ellis's bike in the little town of Belhaven, North Carolina, where they were raised. They remained sweethearts through his school years at Fork Union Military Academy, VA and her school years in Pantego, NC. Ellis married Julie in 1952, the same year he graduated from NC State University with a degree in civil engineering. Soon after, he entered the Air Force, serving during the Korean War. In 1953, they began raising a family of their own.
After the Air Force, Ellis worked in the home construction industry and fire insurance underwriting field before settling into a career as a life insurance agent in the early 1960s. Over his six decades in life insurance, he served many clients, most of whom stayed with him until their deaths and then helped the families settle their estates.
Many of his clients and fellow agents became lifelong friends and they shared many adventures together camping, fishing, houseboating on Lake Lanier, raising children, enjoying the fruits of their labors, and helping neighbors in their north Atlanta communities.
In 2003, Ellis and Julie moved from Atlanta to Summerville to join their eldest son, Grey, and his family in the Teloga community. They built a new home on Grey’s farm, and Ellis learned how to become a remote, digitally engaged life insurance agent, long before remote working was the norm. He worked until his failing vision made it too difficult to see and gave up his last two clients in 2020.
Ellis loved working with his hands and used his at-home "shop" to build and repair everything from furniture to boats to electronics. He loved all kinds of fishing and boating. He loved telling jokes and having a good laugh. He loved his family and friends, and they loved him. Most of all he loved the only sweetheart of his life, his wife of 69 years, Julie. He will be missed by all who came to know him. His family is imagining him sharing a laugh with the Almighty as they wait for our arrival one day. Memorial contributions made to Beersheba Presbyterian Church.
The Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorial and celebration of life services will be announced at a later date.
Thursday, September 2, 2021
MRS. ANNIE HENDRIX MCCARY, age 101, of Bethel Church Road, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, September 1, 2021, at Her residence. A life long resident of Chattooga County, Georgia, She was born to the late Walter Dewitt and Stella Mae Hix Hendrix on February 21, 1920. Mrs. McCary was preceded in death by her husband, the late Marvin Franklin McCary and Siblings, the late Elmer Hendrix, Frank Hendrix, the late Robert Hendrix, and the late Rev. Charles Hendrix. She was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church.
Surviving are Her son, Dennis (Becky) McCary; granddaughter, Ashley Treadaway; grandson, Shawn (Kellie) McCary; great grandchildren, Caden Blalock, Gracie Treadaway, Colton McCary, Addie Treadaway, Eme McCary, Colby Treadaway, several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, September 5th, at 2:00 P.M. from the Bethel United Methodist Church with Rev. Jody Brock officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers, Danny Herlong, Justin Baker, Bobby Reeves, David McCary, Rodney Jones, and John Dawson; Honorary Pallbearers, Billy Culberson, Chris Thompson, Jimmy Hix, Leroy Sweatmen, Kevin Espy, Hayden Burdick, Quinn Simpson, and Mike Dawson. Visitation will be Saturday from 5 until 7 P.M. at the Funeral Home. The Family request no flowers, suggests contributions to Bethel United Methodist Church or the Young Farmers Association.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Annie Hendrix McCary who passed away Wednesday.
Surviving are daughter, Megan Maelyn Palmer; sisters, Nelda Lindsey, Denise Ramey (John Paul), Tina Hearlson (Gerald), Jacqueline Kay Bates (Jerome), Deborah Terry, Lisa Knowles, Marie Fair, Alecia McGuire; brothers, Danny Colbert, Kenneth Colbert, Michael Colbert, Kenneth Bates, Randy Bates, Chance Bates; special friend, Jessica Terry; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, September 4th, at 11:00 A.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Ricky Studdard officiating, interment in Dogwood Memorial Garden. Visitation will be Friday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Ms. Linda Joan Hathcock who passed away Wednesday.