Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Surviving are sisters, Louise Jenkins, Geneva Everett, and Eva Mae McGraw; brothers, Loyle Roan and Alton Roan; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 1st, at 1:30 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Rev. Ricky Phillips officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Jimmy Roan, Keybo Smith, Joe Bryant, Levi Fowler, Ronnie Leps, Pee Wee Bryant, and Jimmy Murdock.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Saturday, February 25, 2023
She will be laid to rest following the service at the Armuchee Baptist Church Cemetery with Jason Jarrett, Charlie Jarrett, Jeffrey Jarrett, Chris Jarrett, Seth Selman and Bart Nance serving as pallbearers. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 PM on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at Rainwater Funeral Home and 2 pm until the hour of service at Summerville First United Methodist Church on Sunday.
Joan Elizabeth Selman was born on August 6, 1953 in Rome, Georgia to James and Glenda Barton Selman. Joan was a 1971 graduate of Armuchee High School. She married DeJuan Jarrett in March 24, 1972 and moved to the Jarrett Farm in Summerville. She attended Berry College and obtained a degree in Elementary Education. She completed 32 years of teaching and retired in 2006 from Chattooga County Schools. She attended Summerville First United Methodist Church and was a member of Armuchee Baptist Church.
Joan spent her free time taking care of her family and friends and volunteering at her church. She was a devoted wife, Mama and Nana. When her children Lauren and Ryan were growing up, she spent her weekends, summers and holidays on the rodeo trail. She enjoyed also cooking and serving others. As a dairy farmer’s wife, she took special care of DeJuan. She loved to travel. Being Nana to Jurnee Rae was the highlight of her life for the last four years. She loved to tell Jurnee stories to her friends and family. Joan was so proud of Lauren and her accomplishments as an Agriculture Education Teacher in Chattooga County and of Ryan and his rodeo accomplishments. She was a devoted daughter and friend was even nicknamed by a special friend in Texas as “Nanny 911”.
Joan leaves behind her husband DeJuan and her daughter Lauren, both of Summerville, her son Ryan and his wife ShyAnne of Comanche, Oklahoma, and granddaughter, Jurnee Rae. She also leaves her mother Glenda Selman of Rome and her brother Steve Selman and his wife Sharon of Armuchee, aunt and uncle Delores and Ron Nance, in-laws Mike and Kathy Jarrett of Summerville, numerous nieces and nephews, cousins, and a host of sweet friends. She was preceded in death by her father James Crawford Selman and grandparents Thomas Spurgeon Selman and Elise Crawford Selman and Thomas Leonard Barton and Idell Miller Barton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Summerville First United Methodist or the Chattooga County Young Farmers Scholarship Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of Rainwater Funeral Home in Summerville, Georgia.
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
Surviving are his wife, Marilyn Moore; daughters, Susan Moore, Donna Moore, Debra Moore; son, Kenneth & Tina Moore; Grandchildren, Timothy Sisemore, II, Christopher David Sisemore, Tyler Lee & Jessica Moore, Joshua & Autumn Moore, Josh Hampton, Autumn Hampton; Several Great Grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, February 24, 2023, at 2 p.m. from the J.D. Hill Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor David Thompson officiating, interment in Subligna Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Timothy Sisemore, II, Christopher David Sisemore, Tyler Lee Moore, Joshua Moore, Josh Hampton, and Chance Bates. Honorary Pallbearers will be John Wakefield, Frank Richardson, David Ford, and Bob Eleam. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for J. Austin Moore who passed away Tuesday.
Surviving are daughter, Tina Loggins; sons, James H. Blackmon, III, Marty Blackmon, and Kenny Blackmon; Ten Grandchildren; Several Great Grandchildren; Sisters, Bonnie Blackmon and Shirley Kiser; Brothers, Johnny Blackmon and Rickey Blackmon; Several Nieces and Nephews.
Funeral Services will be held Thursday, February 23, 2023 from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Wright officiating. Interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Joey Thompson, Drew Blackmon, Alan McGuire, Darrell McGuire, Johnny Blackmon, Trampus Kiser, and Cody Luallen. The Family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2 Thursday at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. James Harper Blackmon, Jr. who passed away Saturday.
Sunday, February 19, 2023
Surviving are granddaughters, Lindsey Speer and Brittney Sanford; great grandchildren, Carlie Sanford, Colton Sanford, and Cason Sanford; special friend, Joyce Crane; several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 22nd, at 2:00 P.M. from the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with Pastor James Baird officiating, interment in the Church Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Stacy Henderson, Colter Sanford, Colton Sanford, Cason Sanford, Duane Yarbrough, Sam Jones, Len Chumbler, and Greg Shaw; Honorary Pallbearers, members of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Visitation will be Wednesday from 1 until 2 P.M. at the Church. The Family request no food or flowers and suggest contributions to the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery Fund or the Church Building Fund, #204 Congress Street, Summerville, Georgia, 30747.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Martha Sue Speer.
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Mrs. Barkley was a lifelong resident of Summerville until 2017 when she moved to Jasper to be with her son. She was born August 23, 1925 in Summerville, Georgia to the late John Samuel Johnson and the late Ruth May Blalock. She was a true Prayer Warrior and member of the Summerville First Baptist Church where she taught a Ladies Sunday School Class for many years. She retired in 1985 after 25 years of service from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Chattooga ASCS Office where she worked closely with the farmers of Chattooga County. In 2019, she became a proud member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her Husband, Robert “Bob” Barkley, Sr., (a decorated WWII Combat Veteran) and three Brothers, J.S. Johnson, Jr., Harold Johnson, and Arnold Johnson.
Surviving are her Son and very special Daughter in law, Robert “Robby” Barkley, Jr. & Mary Barkley; Two Grandsons, Paul Barkley (III) and Brandon Barkley, Three Great Granddaughters Dannin Rose Barkley, Liliana Barkley & Olivia Laurel Barkley. Several Nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.
Funeral services will be held 2 PM Monday, February 20th, 2023 at the Summerville First Baptist Church with Dr. Paul Mason and Rev. Barry Peppers officiating. Burial will follow in the Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Mark Schrader, Joseph Jackson, Joe Barkley, Mike Tomlin, Ross Clifton, Doug Carlock, Nick Chamblee and Lamar Thomas. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Joy Club from the Summerville First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends Monday from Noon until 2 PM at the church.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Summerville First Baptist Church.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Mildred “Virginia” Barkley.
Wednesday, February 15, 2023
MR. William G. (BILL) DAVIDSON, age 92, of Rome, Georgia, formerly of Atlanta, passed away Monday, February 13, 2023, in a Rome hospital. Mr. Davidson was born in Maysville, Georgia to the late Paul and Mahuldah Wilson Davidson, on December 14, 1939. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia, was a Veteran of Korea, serving in the U. S. Air Force, was a businessman for many years in the Atlanta area. In addition to his parents, He was preceded in death by brothers, Jack, Teddy, and Robert Davidson.
Surviving are his wife, Bobbye Jo Davidson; son, Michael Davidson; brother in law Doug (Beth) Wilson; several Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins also survive.
Funeral services will be held Friday, February 17, 2023 at 2:00 P.M., from the Trion First Baptist Church with Dr. Warren Moorehead and Pastor Casey Bramlett officiating, interment West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Wil Graham, Tristan Graham, Steve Davidson, Ryan Starks, Tony Walker, and Taso Karahalios. The “Wilson Cousins Lunch Bunch” will be Honorary Pallbearers. The Family will receive friends Friday from 1 until 2 P.M. at the Trion First Baptist Church 30753 In lieu of flowers, the Family requests contributions to the Salvation Army.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. William G. (Bill) Davidson who passed away Monday.
Saturday, February 11, 2023
Surviving are daughters, Jessica Amos and Ashley Ford; son-Brian Ware; Six Grandchildren.
A life celebration will be held at a later date.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Donald Samuel Ford, who passed away Monday, February 6, 2023.
Thursday, February 9, 2023
MRS. POLLY GILBREATH, age 84, of Tyler Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday, February 7, 2023, in a Rome Hospital. She was born July 1, 1938 to the late Fred and Esther Roberts Stewart. Mrs. Gilbreath was a retired beautician, and member of the Summerville First Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Albert L. Gilbreath, a son, Eddie Lively, a daughter, Kaye Casey, a great granddaughter, Sarah Blalock and a sister, Dot Watkins.
Surviving are Son, Mark (Susan) Gilbreath; Grandchildren, Cara (Tony) Blalock, Carla (Bucky) Chisolm, Laura (Ben) Latta, Miles Gilbreath, Michael (Paige) Bradley; Great Grandchildren, Kayleigh Byars, Layton, HarperAnne, and Scout Chisolm, Calleigh Hall, Ty Hall, and Madyln Henderson, Brooks Bradley and Sydney Bradley; Brother Sonny Stewart (Mary Lou Bame). Several Nieces, Nephews, Great Nieces and Nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, February 12, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Barry Peppers officiating, Interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Active Pallbearers will be Tony Blalock, Miles Gilbreath, Billy Petitt, Donny Hayes, Gary Hardeman and Michael Poole. Honorary Pallbearers will be “THE GIRLS.” The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 p.m. until the hour of service at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Polly Gilbreath who passed away Tuesday.
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Mrs. Wilson is survived by her Sons and daughters in law, Heath and Heather Wilson, Shane Wilson & Dianna Campbell, Max Wilson, II; Daughters, Leighann Escoto - Curtiss, Beverly Schafer and Ashley Peace; Sister, Benita Vogal; Godson, Devin Campbell, Sons, Michael Hancock, Kevin Bentley and Patrick Bentley; Grandchildren, Dakota Campbell, Kevin Wilson (Monkey Meat), Harley Wilson, Erica and Richard Stevenson, Jenn Wilson, Destinee Wilson, Ashleigh Wilson, Elleigh Wilson, Collin Curtiss, Cassie Hinton, Donovan and Davin Wilson, Ember and Amy Wilson, Jedd Teems, Opal Battles, Taj Battles, Ivan Battles, Zach and Heather Black; Several great grandchildren, Nieces and Nephews also survive.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday, February 10, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Chip Smith and Phillip Minter officiating. The family will visit from 10 a.m. until the hour of service at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral home is charge of arrangements for Mrs. Marsha Ray Wilson who passed away Tuesday.
Monday, February 6, 2023
MRS. MARTHA BARTLETT GAINES, age 86, of Back Berryton Road, entered her Heavenly home Monday, February 6, 2023 at her residence. She was born August 12, 1936 in Chattoogaville, Georgia, daughter of the late Ellon Carr Bartlett and James Alfred Bartlett. She was a member of New Antioch Baptist Church. After raising her children, she was employed by Century Glove Company and later by Mount Vernon Mills before her retirement. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by the love of her life, her husband, Joe B. Gaines whom she married July 2, 1953; brothers, Wesley, Roland, Gordon, Bill, James, and Dennis Bartlett, J.T. and Jim McAteer; sisters, infant, Barbara Lee Bartlett, Winola Brown, Ola Copeland, Lena Mae Nations, Mildred Gilreath, Bell Atkins, Sybil Hayes and Christine Bohannon and also great, great granddaughter, Joselyn Phibbs, and special friend, Helen Dean Reynolds.
Martha loved the Lord. She gave her life to Christ at an early age and always trusted in Him through all her difficulties. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother helping to raise and take care of all her children. She always has Sunday dinner all the way back to the beginning of her marriage when family would come to visit. After retirement, she began quilting, making numerous, all handmade, quilts for all her family. She never believed in being idle, work was the name of the game.
Survivors include her children, James Patrick (Pat) and Karen Gaines and Brenda Gail and Nelson Lee Wilson; grandchildren, Ethan Gaines, Cynthia and Nick Swords, April and Derek Adams; great grandchildren, Dylan and Levi Adams, Kayla, Caitlin, Aleigha and Scottie Satterfield; great, great grandchildren, Lilah Marie Gazaway, Parker Phibbs, and on the way Paxton Phibbs.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, February 11th, at 2:00 P.M. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Andy Hutchins, Pastor Harold Helton, and Pastor Jason Lee officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Dylan Adams, Levi Adams, Scottie Satterfield, Ethan Gaines, James Lee Bartlett and Randy Hunter. Honorary Pallbearers members of New Antioch Baptist Church, Care Givers of Tapestry Hospice, Staff of Oakview Nursing and Rehab Center, Joe Fay and Cathy Denson and Marilyn and Atteka Abdou. The family will receive friends Saturday from 1 p.m. until the hour of service at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Martha Bartlett Gaines who passed away Monday.
Sunday, February 5, 2023
David Lee Lowrance, age 59 of Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday, January 30, 2023, unexpectedly. David was born in New Boston, Texas on January 14,1964. He was employed at Shaw Industries, had recently retired from 20-plus years as a truck driver and proudly served in the U.S. Army.
David is preceded in death by his parents Marie Lancaster and Don Lowrance and his brothers Tony Lowrance and Davey Lowrance.
David is survived by his wife Kris Lowrance of Summerville. He is also survived by his children Jeff Lowrance, Michael Lowrance, Bridgette (Caleb) Adelstein; Chassity (Jordan) Fowler; his stepchildren Amber(David)Tapp and Michael Hammond; his brothers Donnie (Savanna) Lowrance; Todd (Heidi) Lowrance; his sisters Amanda (Colby) Smith; Mara Rhinehardt; his uncles Dennis Lowrance; Wilbur(Mary) Lancaster; and Sebastain (Kelly) Attaway. David was blessed with 18 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
David enjoyed spending time with family and friends, especially fishing with his father–in–law Don Smith. He was a loving husband, father and loyal friend.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 2p.m. at Rising Fawn Church of God, located at 3425 US Hwy 11 in Rising Fawn, Georgia. All who knew David are welcome to join the family in celebrating his life.
His wife asks in lieu of flowers please donate to Wounded Warriors.
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Surviving are his Wife, Vera Nell Love; Children, Colleen Cordle, Vernon Johnson, Robert Johnson; 9 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren, 6 Great Great Grandchildren; Siblings, Jenny Tucker, Winston Love, Walter Love, Ben Love; Special Sister-in-law, Margie Love; Special Nephew, Steve Love.
Funeral Services were Saturday, February 4th, at 1:00 p.m. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Vernon Johnson and Odell Anderson officiating, Interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers were be Kevin Vaughn, Tim Harrison, Andrew Johnson, Mike Love, Stephen Cordle and Bill Tutton. Honorary Pallbearers were Members of American Legion Post #129, members of Mason-McCauley VFW Post #6688, Sons of Legion Squadron #129, the Adult Men’s Sunday School Class of Trion Heights Baptist Church, and Members of the Chattooga County Wildlife Club. Military Honors were rendered at graveside by the Shanklin-Attaway American Legion Post #5 Honorary Guard. In lieu of flowers the family asked for contributions to Trion Heights Baptist Church local ministries.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.