Friday, June 30, 2023
Surviving are his wife, Judy Lindsey; sons, Mark Lindsey and David Lindsey; brother, Jimmy Lindsey; grandchildren, Brandon Lindsey, Brianna Lindsey, Claire Lindsey and Chasity Fletcher; 4 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held Monday, July 3, 2023 at 2 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Paul Winston and Pastor Gary Howell officiating, interment in the Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Ethan Hutchison, Colby Perkins, Scott Woodall, Randy Vaughn, Nate Culberson, and Cameron Culberson. The family will receive friends Monday, July 3, 2023 from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Thursday, June 29, 2023
Mrs. Marceline Hurley, age 94, of Alcoa, Tennessee, formerly of Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday morning, June 28, 2023, in a Maryville, Tennessee Hospital. She was born April 15, 1929, in Summerville, Georgia, daughter of the late Marion and Lucille Doster Mobbs. She along with her husband Gene owned and operated the Hurley’s Grocery Stores in Summerville, Trion, and Fort Payne, Alabama, for many years. Mrs. Hurley was the oldest member of the South Summerville Baptist Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Joyce Brown.
Surviving are her husband, Gene Hurley; daughters, Sherry Reeves and Cecelia Berry and son, David Hurley; grandchildren, Sean Reeves, Tisha Cox, Carrie Daniels, Marta Bridges; 3 great grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 1, 2023, at 3 p.m. from the South Summerville Baptist Church with Dr. Jerry Mahan and Dr. Gene Greer officiating, interment in the Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Philip Cox, Levi Cox, Matthew Cox, Sean Reeves and Connor Daniels. The family will receive friends Saturday from 2 p.m. until the hour of service at the church. The family respectfully requests no flowers.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Saturday, June 24, 2023
MR. RONALD (RON) NICHOLSON, age 80, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2023, in a Rome hospital. Born in Atlanta, Georgia on March 31, 1943, He was a son of the late Robert and Shirley Hickman Nicholson. He was graduated from Trion High School in 1961, where He was the first band Drum Major for the Trion High Band. After graduation, He enlisted in the U. S. Navy and attended the Naval Conservatory of Music in Washington, D.C. After successfully completing His music studies was selected for the Admiral’s Tours in Central and South America. Due to the Cuban Missile crisis He was temporarily assigned to man the USS Canaberra, off the coast of Miami, 90 miles from Cuba. After being honorably discharged, Ron returned to Rome, Georgia, where he was the co-founder of The Gospel Brass. They traveled extensively, headlining with many famous gospel groups. After making many albums, they were regularly on Pat Robertson’s PTL 700 Club. He received a standing ovation, at the Grand Ole Opry, for His saxophone solo of How Great Thou Art. Most of Ron’s adult life was spent as a successful Grand Piano salesman for Yamaha Piano of California. He was well known in the industry, winning many awards, including trips to Italy, Hong Kong, China, New York, and California. After 43 years, Ron retired, in 2016, moving from Sarasota, Fl. to Summerville, Ga., with his wife, Jimmie Ann. He was Methodist by Faith and deeply loved his wife, children, and Family. In addition to Parents, He was preceded in death by a daughter, the late Victoria Lynn Tudor, grandparents, Henry & Eulalee Hickman, and brother-in-law, Bill Pierce.
Surviving are His wife, Jimmie Ann Bennett Nicholson; daughter, Angie R. Belsoe; sons, Ronald Adam Nicholson and Ronald Allen (Rusty) Nicholson, Jr.; sisters & brother-in-law, Patricia Nicholson Pierce and Frances Nicholson Pence (Frank); many Grandchildren, Nieces, and Nephews.
Funeral service will be held Sunday, June 25th, at 2:30 P.M. from Graveside in Greenhills Memory Garden with Kathy Worley officiating. Active Pallbearers are John Riley, Jimmy Riley, David Pence, Bob Wesson, Britt Carpenter, and Cody Young; Honorary Pallbearer, Nickolas Young. The Family will receive friends Sunday from 1 until 2:30 P.M. at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Ronald (Ron) Nicholson, who passed away Thursday.
Thursday, June 22, 2023
Mr. Gary Eugene Battles, age 61 of Lyerly, Georgia passed away Saturday, June 17, 2023, at his residence. He was born in Summerville, Georgia on April, 10, 1962, a son of the late Claude and Martha Ann Fuller Battles. Mr. Battles was employed with Patty Paving. He was preceded in death by a sister, the late Brenda Battles and brother, Jerry Battles.
Surviving are his companion, Jacqueline Newsome; step daughter, Shelly Maxey; brothers, Earl Battles, Terry Battles, Carlton Battles, and Bob Battles; sisters, Tina Battles, Doris Battles and Dorothy Battles; several Nieces and Nephews.
Memorial service will be held Saturday, June 24th, from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Gary Howell officiating. The family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Saturday from 10 until 11 A.M.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Gary Eugene Battles.
Monday, June 19, 2023
MRS. MARGIE ANN HUSKEY LOVE, age 73, of South Cedar Street, Summerville, Georgia, passed away peacefully at home Saturday, June 17, 2023. She was born in Menlo, Georgia on March 9, 1950 to the late Robert Lee and Mildred Mountain Huskey. Mrs. Love was raised in Menlo, attended Chattooga High School, and graduated from Dalton Vocational School of Health Occupations as an L.P.N. Margie, known as “Maw” to her Granddaughters, will be remembered as a devoted wife, mother, and loving grandmother. She loved her cat “Sassy and enjoyed cooking, traveling, reading, and watching westerns. In addition to Parents, She was preceded by her husband, the late Robert Lawrence Love, siblings, Charles William “Bill” Huskey, Tom Huskey (Pat), and Betty Marie Suits (Fred); brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, William Love, Ruth Coker, David Love, Dot Love, Patricia Love, and W. T. Tucker.
Surviving are daughter, Carla D. Love and granddaughters, Ann-Marie Love and Teresa Denise Love; special nephew, Steve and Leann Love; special sister-in-law Margie L. Love; brothers-in-law, Winston Love, Walter and Nell Love, Loice “Jenny” Tucker, Ben Love; special work friend, Annette Podschelne; a host of Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Dr. Gene Greer and Pastor Undra C. Finley officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Pallbearers are Steve Love, Channer Love, Mike Love, Carlton Love, David Meadows, Jeff Martin, Eddy Willingham, and Tom Evans. The Family will receive friends Wednesday from 1 until 3 P.M. at the Funeral Home. The Family thanks the nurses of Traditions Hospice of Dalton for their excellent care of Margie.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Margie Ann Huskey Love.
Saturday, June 17, 2023
Mr. Edwards was a devoted Christian who enjoyed reading his Bible and talking to others about his faith. As a Christ follower he believed that loving God, loving others, and loving his family were keys to an abundant life. He often gave his time, talents, and resources to help others in times of need. He was a member of South Summerville Baptist Church where he was ordained as a deacon. He sang in the church choir and enjoyed driving the church van and helping with the Awana program. He was a proud member of the Gideons International where one of his favorite ways to serve the Lord was passing out Gideon Bibles in schools and prisons. In his free time he enjoyed fishing, hunting for deals at Trade Day, and spending time with his family and his grandchildren. Mr. Edwards always had a bright smile and a kind word for everyone he met.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Willingham Edwards and his children, daughter Jennifer Edwards; son and daughter-in-law Matthew and Angie Edwards; and daughter and son-in-law Mary Beth and Ben Housch; grandchildren Ella Claire Nicholson, Emmie Chambless, Reagan Edwards, Abigail Edwards, Josie Edwards, Noah Edwards, Mary Anna Bentley, Henry Housch and Lottie Housch; a brother and sister in law the late Johnny and Lynda Edwards, sister Dianne Gilliland, sister and brother-in-law Mary Frances and Richard White, sister Cindy Finster, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law Dewey and Martha Hughes. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
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Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Friday, June 16, 2023
Surviving are her son, Randall (Beverly) Young; grandsons, Travis Young, Charles (Brittany) Young, Keith (Brandie) Young, Chance (Amber) Young, Luke (Tracey) Young, and Chesley Young; granddaughter, Joyanna (Andrew) Porterfield; daughter in law, Janice Young Espy; 13 great grandchildren; 2 great, great grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Monday, June 19, 2023 at 3 p.m. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Robby Eversole officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Active Pallbearers will be Travis Young, Charles Young, Keith Young, Chance Young, Luke Young and Chesley Young. The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. until the hour of service at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Evelyn Lucille Young who passed away Tuesday.
Thursday, June 15, 2023
Funeral service will be held Saturday, June 17, 2023, at 1:00 P.M. from the J.D. Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Ricky Biddle officiating, interment in West Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Erick Brown, Tracy Maddux, Othell Stone, Alan Bryant, Tim Herrington, and Stanley Smith. Honorary Pallbearers will be all active and retired Firefighters of the City of Summerville Fire Department. The family will receive friends Friday evening, June 16th from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mr. Stephen Edward Henderson who passed away Wednesday.
Wednesday, June 14, 2023
Surviving are His wife, Phyllis Sherman Pullen; daughter, Andrea Pullen Ingram; grandchildren, Drew Pullen, Wil Ingram, and Allie Ingram; brother, Joe Tilden Pullen.
Funeral services will be held Friday, June 16th, at 2:00 p.m. from the Horizon Baptist Fellowship, with Pastor John Paul Harris officiating, interment in the Family plot of Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Greg Farrell, Scott Gayler, Drew Pullen, Jacob Bond, Jackson Bond, Shannon Roach, Wil Ingram, and Michael Kleeman. The Family will receive friends Friday from 1 until 2 p.m. at the Church. Flowers are excepted or contributions may be made to the Horizon Baptist Fellowship.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Van Pullen who passed away Monday.
Thursday, June 8, 2023
MRS. IRENE HUNT, age 91, of Summerville, Georgia, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2023, morning in a Rome Hospital. Native to Gore, Georgia, she was born to the late Leonard Edward and Eula Mae Hamilton Howard, on October 5, 1931. Mrs. Hunt was a member of Lyerly First Baptist Church and was formerly a Greeter for Walmart. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, the late James Hunt, a sister, the late Kathleene Reynolds, and brothers, the late Horace Howard and Lewis Howard. Surviving are daughter, Peggy Hunt (Hugh) Webb; sons, Winston (Sue) Hunt and Danny Hunt; seven Grandchildren, seventeen Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 11th at 2:00 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Mike Odom officiating; Active Pallbearers, Terrance Davis, Avery Burbrink, Jackson Foust, Tony Hunt, Ryon Minter, Dylon Anderson, Colby Beach, Canan Anderson, and Mason Anderson, Interment in Lyerly Cemetery. The Family will receive friends Sunday from 1 until 2 p.m. at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Irene Hunt who passed away Thursday.
Saturday, June 3, 2023
MR. JAMES EUGENE ORR, 85, passed away Thursday, June 1, 2023 in a Rome Georgia Senior Living Facility. He was born in Trion Georgia, April 17, 1938, son of the late Raymond Orr, Sr. and Gertrude Yates Orr. Mr. Orr served in the United States Army, was a member of the Pennville First Baptist Church, was employed with Lockheed Martin in Marietta, Georgia for a number of years as an Electronic Specialist, and did T.V. Repair.
Surviving are his wife, Pluma Alice Orr; son, Bobby Orr; three grandchildren, Alex Orr, Adam Orr, and Emma Orr; brother, Raymond Orr, Jr.; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 2 p.m. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Terry Colbert officiating, interment in Greenhills Memorial Garden. The family will receive friends Sunday from 1 p.m. until the hour of service at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. James Eugene Orr who passed away Thursday.