Sunday, July 30, 2023
MRS. DORIS FAYE TAPP, age 76, of Cedar Bluff Alabama passed away Saturday, July 29, 2023, at her residence. She was born in Trion, Georgia April 13, 1947, a daughter of the late Charlie Marvin and Irene Mae Ellison Caldwell. Mrs. Tapp attended West Berryton Faith Temple. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Johnny W. Tapp; sisters, Barbara Hartline, Linda Jones, Pamela Caldwell and brothers, Charles Caldwell and Dewayne Caldwell.
Survivors include her daughters, Rebecca Hall and Faye (Ron) DeBerry; sister, Rachel Kilgore; brothers, Jerry Caldwell and Ray Caldwell; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, August 1, 2023, at 1:00 P.M. from the J.D. Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Caldwell and Rev. John Mann officiating, interment in Mount Carmel Cemetery. Active Pallbearers will be Justin Tapp, Casey Beavers, Brandon DeGrasse, Paul Brown, Ron DeBerry, and Travis Williams. Honorary Pallbearers Danny Wilkins, Nieces, Nephews, The Cedar Bluff Fire Department, and Nurses and staff of Amedisys Hospice Gadsden Alabama. The family will receive friends from Monday, July 31, 2023, from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Doris Faye Tapp.
Surviving are His wife, Mi-Lyong Kellett; daughter, Lana June Kellett; sons, Jason Marcus (Susie) Kellett and Peter Frank (Jamie) Kellett; sisters, Jean (Thomas) Hawkins, and Nansi (Scott) Sparks; brothers, Andrew Thomas (Cindy) Kellett and William David (Linda) Kellett; granddaughters, Savannah Bailey Kellett and Alexa Kellett; grandsons, Jakub Blayne Lloyd and Jaxsun Marcus Kellett; several Nieces and Nephews.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, August 1st, at 5:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Andy Kellett officiating, private interment in the Kellett Farm Cemetery. Active Pallbearers, Jakub Blayne Lloyd, Jaxsun Marcus Kellett, William David Kellett, Chuck Cox, Kamdyn Kellett, Daylin Kellett; Honorary Pallbearers members of the U. S. Army and all present and former employees of Hays State Prison. The Family will receive friends Tuesday at the Funeral Home from 3:00 P.M. until the hour of service.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. John Frank Kellett, Jr.
Saturday, July 29, 2023
Surviving are sons, Stacy Norton and Stephen Norton; grandson, Liam Norton.
Graveside service will be held Sunday, July 30th, at 11:00 A.M. in West Hill Cemetery at Trion.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Friday, July 28, 2023
LITTLE ABIGAIL MARIE GOSS passed away Tuesday, July 25, 2023, in a Rome Hospital. She was born February 7, 2023, infant daughter of Morgan Long Goss and Noah James Goss. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Donna Long, great-grandfather, C.D. Long and grandfather Tony Goss.
Surviving are her parents, Morgan Long Goss and Noah James Goss; grandfather, Charlie Long; grandmother, Ashley Nicole Cleland; godfather, Aaron Bice; nanna, Janice Lewis Hankins; great grandmothers, Judy Long and Janice Brookover; several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Funeral Services will be held Sunday, July 30, 2023, at 4 p.m. from the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor LeBron Long officiating, interment in Greenhills Memory Garden. Active Pallbearers will be Noah Goss and Aaron Bice. Honorary Pallbearer, Adam Goss. The family will receive friends Sunday from 2 p.m. until the hour of service at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Little Abigail Marie Goss.
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Surviving are, daughters, Becky (Donnie) Gerrin and Sherri (Richard) Selby; sons, Calvin (Rachel) Gilreath and Jerry Gilreath; granddaughters, Lisa Gilreath, Lacey Gilreath, Michelle Pollard Causey, Emily (Michael) Kobito, and Grace Gilreath; grandson, Justin Pollard (Dana); great grandchildren, Ansley Causey, Caden Causey, Brooklyn Causey, and Mack Pollard; great great grandchild, Maisley Causey; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 26th, at 1:00 p.m. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Randy Avans officiating. Interment in the Family Plot of Macedonia Cemetery, Teloga Community. Pallbearers are Richard Selby, Michael Kobito, Caden Causey, Justin Pollard, Dale Selby, and Kevin Godfrey. The Family will receive friends at the Funeral Home Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service. The Family respectfully request no food.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mrs. Ludain Pruitt Gilreath, who passed away Sunday.
Tuesday, July 11, 2023
MR. GARY WALLACE MCCONNELL, age 78, a lifelong resident of Chattooga County, Georgia, passed away Monday, July 10, 2023, in a Rome Hospital. He was the son of the late John Frank McConnell and Margueritt Rea McConnell. Gary started his career in law enforcement working with his father, then Sheriff of Chattooga County. At the age of 21, while attending Mississippi State University, Gary’s Father died while serving as Sheriff and Gary took over the Sheriff’s position, he was the youngest sheriff in Georgia history. He was Sheriff of Chattooga County for 20 years and in 1991 was appointed Head of the Georgia Emergency Management Agency, GEMA, and was Head of the Georgia Olympic Law Enforcement Command. After retirement, he went into private emergency management, where he helped other states with their emergency management agencies and emergencies.
Surviving are His wife, Lyndell Diane McConnell; daughter and companion, Rebecca Rea and Fox Carrasquillo; and grandson, Levi Cobb.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 13th, at 3:00 p.m.. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. J. Wesley Privett and Rev. Mike Cavin officiating, interment in Macedonia Cemetery. Active Pallbearers are Members of the Teloga Fire Department; Honorary Pallbearers Gary Blackwell, Patrick Wesson, Steve Baker, Butch Camp, Jeremy Elrod, Ken Anderson, Jerry Davenport, and All Public Safety Personnel. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes, #1000 Sheriff’s Way, Madison, GA.-30650, or online at https://georgiasheriffsyouthfoundation.org.
Visitation will be Wednesday from 5 until 7 P.M. at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Gary Wallace McConnell.
Monday, July 10, 2023
Surviving are daughter, Jennifer Medlin (Grady); brothers, Billy Wood (Tracy and David Wood; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
Private Graveside service was held Friday, July 7th, at 5:00 P.M. from the Berryton Cemetery with Mike Lee officiating. Active Pallbearers Billy Wood, David Wood, Will Wood, Ray Bailey, Greg Koonce, and Billy Willingham.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements
Sunday, July 2, 2023
Surviving are daughter, Stacy Ann Eller; father, Donald Jack Siffles, Sr.; and brother, Donald Jack Siffles, Jr.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Collins officiating, interment in the Family plot of Summerville Cemetery. Active Pallbearers, Russell Green, Tony Fountain, Dennis Wade, Joseph Edgeworth, Tim Hathcock, and Michael Hall; Honorary Pallbearers, David Ragan, Glenda Green, and David Wade. The Family will receive friends Wednesday from 10 until 11 A.M. at the Funeral Home.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Ms. Wendy Ann Siffles.