Monday, November 29, 2021

Mrs. Angela Rae Wells

MRS. ANGELA RAE WELLS, age 45, of Race Horse Drive, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Monday, November 29,  2021, at her residence following an extended illness. She was born June 23, 1976 in Miami, Florida to Terry and Lucille Letourneau Adams who survive. Mrs. Wells was a Trion High School Graduate, received her Bachelors Degree from Shorter University, Masters Degree from Walden University, and Specialist Degree from Lincoln Memorial University. She has taught at Trion Middle School for the past 25 years.

Surviving are husband, Phillip Wells; daughter, Christian Wells; son, Jace Wells; parents, Terry Adams and Lucille Adams; sister, Barda (Travis) Swinford; several Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 2nd, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Hampton officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Travis Swinford, Darrell Wheat, Terry Ray, John Wells, David Wells, and Mickey Floyd. The Family will receive friends Wednesday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Angela Rae Wells who passed away Monday.

Honorable Sewell Preston Cash


 HONORABLE SEWELL PRESTON CASH, age 91, of East Teloga Road, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Sunday morning, November 28, 2021, at his residence. A native Chattooga Countian, he was born to the late Alfred A. (Shorty) and Arrie Dendy Cash on October 24, 1930. He was retired from General Electric in Rome. Mr. Cash was preceded in death by his wife, the late Betty Jean Cash on July 8, 2013, sisters, the late Betty Faye McGinnis and the late Harriett Carroll; brother, the late Jack Cash.

Mr. Cash was a star player for the Summerville High School 1950 Basketball State Champions and was drafted into the St. Louis Cardinal Baseball Organization for a period of time. He was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict serving as a Corporal in the U. S. Army, 43rd Infantry Division from 1951-1953. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed spending time with his family. Mr. Cash was a Youth League Coach in the Summerville Recreation Department. Mr. Cash was the founding Director of the Chattooga County Veterans Memorial Park Committee. Mr. Cash was a 63-year member of the American Legion Post 129, VFW Post 6688, and a 23-year member of Sons of American Legion Squadron 129. Mr. Cash was a member of the City of Summerville City Council from January 1, 1972 to December 31, 1977, and he was Mayor of the City of Summerville from January 1, 1978 to December 31, 1997.

Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Keitha and Doug Shamblin; sons and daughters-in-law, Preston and Lori Cash and Michael and Terry Tucker. Granddaughters Tonya (Kevin) Woods, Michelle (David Glenn, Sr.; Grandson, Douglas (Beverly) Shamblin; Great Grandchildren, Brianna (Tyler) Chastain, Billy Woods, Ben Woods, Mason Shamblin, Cole Shamblin, Kiley May Glenn, David Glenn, Jr.; Great Great Granddaughter Georgia Kate Chastain.

Funeral services will be held Graveside at the Summerville Cemetery on Wednesday, December 1st, at 3:30 P.M. with Pastors Andy Hutchins, Kevin Woods, and Tyler Chastain officiating. Active Pallbearers are Douglas Shamblin, Billy Woods, Ben Woods, Mason Shamblin, and David Glenn, Jr.; Honorary Pallbearers are Jimmy Woodard, Pete Denson, Members of the Original Liar’s Table at Jim’s Restaurant, Members of American Legion Post 129, Members of VFW Post 6688, Members of Sons of American Legion Squadron 129, Members of Trion Golf Course, Tapestry Hospice Staff Leigha Hayes Byars and Sharon Hughes. In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Chattooga County Shrine Club c/o Chattooga County Shrine Club, Summerville, GA 30747 or the Chattooga County Veterans Memorial Park at 818 Memorial Drive, Summerville, GA 30747, in Memory of Sewell P. Cash. A guest register is available at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Honorable Sewell Preston Cash.

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Ms. Barbara Allen

MS. BARBARA ALLEN, age 79, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Sunday morning, November 28, 2021, in a LaFayette Nursing Home. She was born on April 3, 1942 to the late Troy and Allie Lois Walker Wright.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 30th, at 11:00 A.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 10 until 11 A.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Mrs. Betty Jo Smith Dooley

MRS. BETTY JO SMITH DOOLEY, age 88, of Hair Lake Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday morning, November 26, 2021, in a Rome hospital. A native Chattooga Countian, She was born to the late James Stone Teague and the late Jessie Estel Ray Teague on June 11, 1933. She was a retired sales person from Richie’s Department Store. Mrs. Dooley was preceded in death by her husbands, the late Milton Smith and the late Rev. Sidney Dooley. She was a member of New Antioch Baptist Church.

Surviving are daughter & sons-in-law, Tonya & Danny Pierce & Steve Blalock; sons & daughters-in-law, Milton & Mary Lou Smith, Harrison & Darlene Smith, Terry & Beth Dooley, Danny & Sandra Dooley, and Leon & Charlotte Dooley; special niece, Elaine DeBerry; special nephew, Lamar Smith; twenty-seven Grandchildren and a host of Great Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 28th, at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Terry Roberson officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Ryan Trapp, Scotty Trapp, Matt Shadrick, Kevin Smith, Joshua Wilson, and Landon Wilson; Honorary Pallbearers Members of New Antioch Baptist Church. The Family will receive friends Sunday from 2 until 3 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Betty Jo Smith Dooley who passed away Friday.

Monday, November 22, 2021

Ms. Debbie Pledger Sanders

MS. DEBBIE PLEDGER SANDERS, age 73, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away November 14, 2021, at her residence. A native of Summerville, Georgia, She was born to the late Fay and Mildred Copeland Pledger on July 27, 1948; she was a property Manager.

Surviving are Her brother, Col. Jack Pledger of Illinois; several Cousins also survive.

A Celebration of Her Life will be held Saturday, November 27th, from 11 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. at Los Maguey Restaurant in downtown Summerville, with Jeff Alexander officiant; Inurnment in Moseley Cemetery.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Mr. Robert Leon Siffles, Sr.

MR. ROBERT LEON SIFFLES, SR., age 77, of Martin Street, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021, at the residence. Born in Chattooga County, Georgia, on June 17, 1944; he was a son of the late Robert (Bob) and Bernice Smith Siffles. Mr. Siffles was a truck driver for Dawson Pulp Wood and attended the Community Holiness Church. In addition to His parents, he was preceded in death by his wife the late Betty Faye Edgeworth Siffles on October 19, 2021, grandson, the late Braiden Fitzpatrick, siblings, the late Margaret Siffles, Geneva Fountain, Billy Siffles, Ray Siffles, Charles Ragan, Terry Ragan, and Hollis Siffles.

Surviving are, daughters and son-in-law, Cindy Renae and Jamie Fitzpatrick, Megan Grace Siffles, and Jane Siffles; son and daughter-in-law, Robert, Jr. and Angela Siffles; grandchildren, Colt & Ansley Siffles, Justin & Asa Fitzpatrick and Salita Siffles; great grandchildren, Kade Lassitter, Chloe Lassitter, Braiden Siffles, Riley Fitzpatrick, Kaylee Fitzpatrick; sisters, Betty Edgeworth, Dorothy Forest, Glenda Green, Linda Wade, Barbara Blackmon; brothers, Jack Siffles, Roger Siffles, Bobby Siffles, and David Ragan; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, November 14th, at 4:00 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Collins officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Colt Siffles, Justin Fitzpatrick, Michael Blackmon, Brad Edgeworth, Roger Siffles, and Isiah Siffles. The Family will receive friends Sunday from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Robert Leon Siffles, Sr. who died Thursday.

Monday, November 8, 2021

Mr. Felton Lee "Shorty" Sims

MR. FELTON LEE “SHORTY” SIMS, age 87 of Franklin, Georgia, formerly of Lyerly, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2021, at Southern Regional Medical Center in Riverdale, Georgia. Felton was born on March 27, 1934, in Lyerly, Georgia, a son of the late Willie Lee and Lerla McCutchen Sims. He was a member of Faith Temple Holiness Church in Berryton; most recently attended Emory ChapelMethodist Church in Newman, Georgia. He was retired from Valley Joist Steel Company, Fort Payne, Alabama. In addition to His parents, was preceded in death by his wife Virginia Lee Henry Sims, sisters Clevidale Hawkins, Marvelene Devalt, Christine Gary, and Mary Crane; brothers, Jack West, Fred “Doodle” Sims, Richard “Merdie” Sims, and Alfred “Bob” Sims. Mr. Sims was a strong advocate of education. He had to quit school at a young age in order to help support his family. He always encouraged others to pursue higher education.

Survivors include a daughter, Dr. Sonja Loretta Sims and granddaughter Florinda Sims, whom He loved with all his heart; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, November 13th, at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor John Mann officiating, interment in Johnson Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11:30 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the Family suggest contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Mrs. Lillian F. Daniel

Mrs. Lillian F. Daniel, 78, of Trion, Georgia passed away Thursday, November 4, 2021. She was born in Floyd County, Georgia on February 25, 1943, a daughter of the late Jessie Lee, Sr. and Leona Webb Shuman. Mrs. Daniel worked in the Bleaching Department of Riegel Textile and was preceded in death by her husband, the late C. L. Daniel, siblings Michael Shuman and Jesse Lamar Shuman, and step mother, Emma Shuman.

Surviving are children, Cynthia Clark, Rhonda (Phil) Stowe, Lisa Parks, Bobby (Karen) Teems, Billy (Becky) Teems, Myra (Danny) Overbay; grandchildren, Seth Clark, Brett Clark, Zev Greenberg, Megan and Courtney Stowe, Loren Stewart, Payton and Jordan Teems, Cody Teems, Elijah Teems, Deanna and Jeremy Overbay, Luke Overbay; several Nieces and Nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday (November 7th), at 2:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Sanford Deberry officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Active Pallbearers Danny Overbay, Luke Overbay, Jeremy Overbay. Billy Teems, Bobby Teems, Phil Stowe.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.