Tuesday, August 30, 2022


MRS. ELIZABETH R. WILLIAMSON, age 93, of Espy Street, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, August 30, 2022, at her residence. She was born in Rustin, LA. on June 14, 1929, to the late Hubert and Irma Thacker Rogers. Mrs. Williamson was a retired Special Needs Nurse; in addition to Parents was preceded in death by her husband, the late Earl Williamson, a son the late William Bruce Taylor, and sister and brother-in-law, the late Trudy and Jim Ellett.

Surviving are Her sons, Russell Keith Taylor and Thomas Michael Taylor; several Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren, one Niece and one Nephew.

At Mrs. Williamson’s request she was cremated; a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Friday, August 26, 2022


MR. MAX RUSSELL BALDWIN, Sr., age 85, of Dry Valley Church Road Summerville, Georgia passed away Thursday August 25th, 2022 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Summerville, Georgia on March 5, 1937, son of the late Archie R. and Annie Ruth Baines Baldwin. Mr. Baldwin retired in 1980 as a Major of the United States Army serving in Vietnam two terms and achieved Master Senior Aviator. He was a member of the Church of Christ. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, the late Gracie Ruth Hall.

Surviving are his loving Wife, Peggy Shamblin Baldwin; Daughter, Virginia Ruth Baldwin; Sons, Max Russell Baldwin II and Patrick S. Baldwin, M.D.; Grandchildren, Cassidy Shea Baldwin, M.D, Dylan Shamblin Baldwin, Catlin Rae Meredith, Max Edwin Kohl, James Ryan Kohl and Islay Ruth Kohl.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, August 28th, 2022 from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Woods and Mr. John Shamblin officiating. Entombment will be at a later date. Pallbearers will be Lee Wilcox, Jeff Mitchell, Dylan Baldwin, Mark Woods, Terry Payne, and John Meredith. Honorary Pallbearers will be Lee and Caroline Meranic, John and Glendia Liddle, Ted and Gayle Goss, Debra Piper, Sue Bridges, Kevin and Betsy Hayes, Connie and Terry Payne, Pam and Spenser Hogg, Peggy and Harold Boyd, Joy and Dewayne Hampton, Libby and Mikey Worthington, Dr. Jeffery Blackmon, Jimmy Barron, Lisa and Buddy Hill, and Teresa Compton. The family will receive friends Sunday from 12:30 until 2 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Monday, August 22, 2022


MRS. JANICE LEE (PATSY) WHITE, age 75, of Red Bird Lane, Summerville, Georgia, Teloga Community, passed away Sunday evening at her residence, following an extended illness. Born in North Carolina on April 25, 1947, She was a daughter of the late Raymond Deforest (Boog) Kirby and Josie Elizabeth Keef (Jo) Kirby. Mrs. White was former Director of Nutrition at Kennestone Hospital and a member of the Teloga Baptist Church. In addition to Parents, She was preceded in death by Her husband, the late Noland Dewayne White on July 4, 2021, and brothers, the late Steve Kirby and Michael Kirby.

Surviving are son, Jaylen White; sister-Linda (Bill) Powell; special friends and caregivers, Diane Venable, Vickie and Gene Brown, Peggy Mitchell, and Brandon Gurley.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1:00 P.M. from the Teloga Baptist Church with Rev. Tony Weaver officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Steve Rinehart, Johnny Gentry, Gene Brown, Ted Deberry, Gene Ellenburg, and Brandon Gurley. Honorary Pallbearers are the Ladies of Teloga Baptist Church and Arti Cherry, and Peggy Mitchell; special friends and caregivers Diane Venable, Vickie and Gene Brown, (Best Friend Ever) Kathy Gentry, Peggy Mitchell, and Brandon Gurley. The Family will receive friends Wednesday at the Teloga Baptist Church from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Patsy White.

Friday, August 19, 2022


MR. ROGER HUGH DUKE, age 78, of Cave Spring, Georgia passed away Wednesday, August 17, 2022, in a Rome hospital. He was born in Hamilton, Alabama, on January 4, 1944, a son of the late George and Wilma Lois Markham Duke. He was a maintenance operator for a printing operation. In addition to Parents, He was preceded in death by brothers, the late Harold Duke, Billy Wayne Duke, and Larry Duke.

Surviving are daughter, Beth Lynn Duke Jackson (Darrin); son, Tobin Monroe Duke; grandchildren, Haley Duke, Emily Jackson, Dawson Jackson, and Hannah Duke; sister, Linda Duke Tucker (Tommy); brothers, Gary Duke (Becky), Barry Duke (Jimmie), and Tony Duke (Karen); sister-in-law, Sarah Duke; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral service will be held Monday, August 22nd, at 2:00 P.M. from Graveside in Greenhills Memory Garden with Pastor Jarrod Kinsey officiating.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


MOHAMMAD ALI MASHHADI, age 32, of Wildlife Lake Road, Summerville, Georgia, passed away unexpectedly August 9, 2022. Born on April 12, 1990 in Lahore, Pakistan, and was a service station attendant.

Surviving are parents, Syed and Linda Mashhadi; brother Shawn Mashhadi; Grandparents also survive.

Funeral service and interment Saturday, August 20th, from Berryton Cemetery.

Monday, August 15, 2022


MRS. DAPHENE J. ALLEN, age 98, of Walnut Street, Summerville, Georgia, passed away Sunday, August 14, 2022, in the local nursing home. Born on July 31, 1924, was a native of Jackson County, Alabama, and a daughter of the late Reuben and Effie Hilley Johnson. A member of South Summervile Baptist Church, Mrs. Allen worked for Montgomery Knitting Mill and retired from Oakview Nursing and Rehab. Center. In addition to Parents, was preceded in death by husband, the late Loren Howard Allen, son, the late Danny Allen, also three Brothers and two sisters died earlier.

Surviving are daughter, Aleta Kellett (Jimmy Barron); daughter-in-law, Betty Ann Allen; grandchildren, Heather Eagle, Kyle (Lori) Kellett, Stephanie Allen (Frank Winter), Jeff Pless; great grandchildren, Hayden and Taylor Eagle, Gracie Farmer, Kylor and Ruby Kellett, Rowan and Bridgette Wang; several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins also survive.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 17th, at 4:00 P.M. from the South Summerville Baptist Church with Rev. Gene Greer and Rev. Doyle Waters officiating with eulogy by Heather Eagle, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Active Pallbearers Kyle Kellett, Kylor Kellett, Hayden Eagle, Taylor Eagle, Jeff Pless, and Frank Winter; Honorary Pallbearers the Staff of Oakview Nursing and Rehab. Center. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 until 4 P.M. at the Church. Contributions may be made to the South Summerville Baptist Church.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Daphene J. Allen who passed away Sunday.

Thursday, August 11, 2022


MR. JEREMY PAUL CRUMP, age 45, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away July 17, 2022, from injuries received in a pedestrian/automobile accident in the Pennville Community. Mr. Crump was born April 1, 1977, in Summerville, Georgia, a son of the late Debra McCauley and Gary Thomas Crump who survives. In addition to his Mother, He was preceded in death by grandparents, Anna and B. D. McCauley, Bessie and C. G. Crump.

Surviving are father, Gary Thomas Crump; wife, Connie Crump; daughters, Olivia Tidmore and Adrian Tidmore; brothers, Gary B. Crump, Christopher T. (Christy) Crump, and David Crump; sister, Haley Crump; several Nieces, Nephews, great Nieces, and Nephews.

Memorial service will be held Saturday, August 13th, at 11:00 A.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Brother Bryson McCauley officiating.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of Arrangements.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022


 MR. LAMAR W. RICH, age 73,  received his wings July 31, 2022 while residing in Marshalltown, Iowa; he was formerly of Trion, Georgia.  He was born in Trion, Georgia on November 29, 1948 to the late William (Bill) and Pearl Potts Rich.  He was retired from the Public Works Department of Chattooga County and as Pastor of Ark Of Faith Church in Lyerly, Georgia.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, the late Dale Lamar Rich, a sister, the late Rosey Rich, and brothers, the late Fred Rich and William Rich.


            Surviving are Patricia Rich; daughters, Jerri Hill (Ricky Thomas), Sherry Tapp, Tammy Rich, Melissa Rich, Tammy Pettyjohn, Tonga Money, and Tonya Abernathy; sons, Kenny Matney and David Rich; sisters, Nell Timmons, Patricia Westbrooks, and Dorothy Rich; brother, Charles Rich; Twelve Grandchildren, Twelve Great Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews..


            Visitation is at 11:00 A.M. Saturday, August 6th, at the Funeral Home, followed by a Graveside service at 1:00 P.M. in West Hill Cemetery, in Trion, Georgia.  Rev. Ricky Biddle will officiate service; Pallbearers will be Alex Abernathy, Zach Abernathy, Jamey Cochran, Logan Cochran, Robert Barrett, Douglas Alley, Michael Hines, Ricky Thomas, and Ozzy.



            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Lamar Rich who passed away Sunday.