Chattooga County Obituaries

Bowman, Bud

5 October 1956
BOWMAN, Ephraim (Bud), 77, of 1941 Rossville Blvd, Chattanooga, died Saturday morning, 3 October 1956, in Summervllle, Georgia. He Is survived by five daughters: Mrs. Lena Mae Wallace, of Chattanooga, Mrs Ernest Holland of Chattanooga, Mrs. Richard Humphreys, of Summerville, Georgia, Mrs Hazel McKin, of LaFayette, Georgia, Mrs. John Blalock, Columbia, S.C., and son Charlie Bowman, of Chattanooga, 20 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock CST Monday afternoon from the Chesterfield Baptist Church with Rev. Liston D. Prlchard officiating. Interment will be in Ami Cemetery near Menlo, Georgia. Pallbearers will be grandsons: Uyless R. Wallace, Tommy N. Cavin, Charles Bowman, Johnny Humphreys, Johnny H. Blalock, Jr., and Claude McKin. The Body will remain at the National Funeral Home.

Burton, Ralph


Submitted By: Sam

Retired Logger Dies July 18, 2003 Ralph Jerry (Red) Burton, 64, Subligna community, Summerville, died Fri. Mr. Burton was born May 3, 1930, in Chattooga Co, the son of the late Lonora Day Burton, he was a retired self-employed logger, worked security for the Subligna Fire Station 8.  Surviving are his widow, Marlene Burton; daughters and sons-in-law, Pam Coulter, LaFayette, Sherri and William Whitlock, Subligna, Rebecca and Joe Johnson, & Paula Ulrich,  Summerville; father, Ralph David Burton, Summerville; a brother, Leon Burton, Greenville, SC; 2 sisters, Margaret Manning, Summerville & Kathryn Roper, Trion and eight grand children.  The family received friends at Mason Funeral Home in Summerville from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday.  Mason Funeral Home of Summerville had charge of the arrangements.----

Cardin, Robert

Submitted By: Sam

WWll Veteran dies July 18, 2003

Robert Sidney Cardin, 83, Trion died Fri in Kindred Hospital in Chattanooga, TN. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army in WWll.  His parents T.C. & Agnes Swanson Cardin; a brother, Harold Lee Cardin died earlier.  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ruth Ramey Cardin, Trion; 2 daughters, Sue Cardin Coffman & Teresa Cardin, both of Trion; a son, Earl Cardin, Trion; 2 sisters Rachel Dye, Macon & Frankie Wilkerson, Anniston, AL; 3 brothers, Jim, E.J. & Bill Cardin, all of Rome. 3 grandchildren & 6 ggchildren; several nieces & nephews.  Funeral services were held at 2 pm with the Rev Benny Morgan officiating. Interment was in Naomi Cemetery. Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette had charge of arrangements.

Danner, Dolores

Submitted By: Sam

Summerville Resident Dies December 16, 2002

 Mrs Delores Ann Richardson Danner,67 Summerville, died Monday at her Residence.  She was born June 10, 1935, in Chattooga County, The daughter of the late Rev. E.B. Richardson Sr. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, her  mother, a brother and two grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at 2 pm Wed from the chapel of Mason Funeral Home with the Rev Phil Minister officiating. Interment was in Greenhills Memory Gardens.

Deering, Fred

Fred William Deering, 61, a resident of Mentone, passed away last Saturday, Sept. 7, at 10:58 a. m. in Chattooga County Hospital.
He was born in Etowah County, AL April 5, 1924, son of the late David J. Deering and Virginia (Gencie) Bowman Deering. He was a textile worker , A farmer and a veteran of World War 11 and a Baptist by faith. He was preceded in death by a brother, John Albert  Deering and a sister, Mrs Lena Galloway.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs Jeanette Martin Deering of  Mentone,; Three Daughters, Mrs Fredia Teague, Mrs Dottie Bryson, both of Mentone. and Mrs. Imogene Warren of Trion. three Sister, Mrs Pluma Martin , Mrs Myrtle Williams of Mentone, And Mrs Letha Chappelear of Gaylesville, AL: 5 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held Monday, Sept 9, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Erwin-Petitt Funeral Home with the Rev Greg Ledford Officiating. Interment was in AMI cemetery.
Active pallbearers were L.D. Powell, J.P. Morrow, Thomas Maynard, Ray Shaw, James Gardner and Dwight Powell.
was in charge of the arrangements.

Deering, Jeanette

Mrs. Jeanette M. Deering
Date of Birth
August 30, 1934
Date of Death
March 30, 1992
Place and Time Of Service
Funeral Home Chapel
Wednesday, April 1, !992-2:00 P.M.
Rev. Fred Burrage
Rev. Willie Dean Tapp
Place of Interment
AMI Cemetery
Active Pallbearers

Service By

Hammond, Dewitt

Submitted By: Sam

Funeral services for Dewitt Hammond, 55, who died unexpectedly at 1 pm. Tuesday at his home, 13 Third St., Trion, will be held at 2 pm today (thurs) at the Riegel Memorial Methodist Church. The revs. L. S. Baugh and A.A. Tanner officiated.  Interment was in West Hill Cemetery Trion.

Hawkins, Troy

Submitted By: Sam

Obits are from the Summerville News Thursday Dec 12 2002

Cloudland Resident Dies Dec 12, 2002

Troy L. Hawkins 63, Cloudland Died Dec 12 at his residence.  Mr. Hawkins was born Sept 3, 1939 in Cloudland, He is survived by a son, two daughters, two step-sons,  a brother; a sister and  seven Grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday from the chapel of Mason Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Green Officiating.  interment was in the Cloudland Presbyterian Church cemetery.

Miscal, Joe


Submitted By: Sam

Funeral services for Joe Miscal, 80 ,377 Church St. Trion, who died. at his home at 11:15 am, Wed., were held at 2 pm Sunday at the Trion First Baptist Church.  The Revs. Darty Stowe and A.A.Tanner officiated.  Interment services were held at 12:30 pm Monday in Trion Cemetery

McGuire, Billy

Submitted By: Sam

Summerville News Thursday Dec 12 2002

Summerville Resident Dies December 13, 2002

Billy Gene McGuire, 70, Ramey Street Summerville, died Friday at his residence.  Mr. McGuire, A native of Chattooga County, was born to the late Horace Leonard and Pauline Rose McGuire on Aug 14, 1932.  Surviving  are three Daughters, one son, one Sister, three brothers, eight grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 1:30 pm Sunday from J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Rainwater Funeral Home with Minister Wayne Pace and the Rev Ricky Biddle officiating. Interment was in Fishers Chapel Cemetery.

Penn, Jane

- Special to The Tribune of Rome - (The date of death was Nov. 1, 1887, published in Tribune of Rome, Georgia on Nov. 7, 1887)

Trion, GA November 1-Mrs. Jane Penn died here this morning of bowel troubles. She was very old, being over 70 years, and death was sudden and
unexpected.  Deceased was the mother of Hon. William H. Penn, several years ago an honored member of the legislature from Chattooga county, and
possesses a large and  influential circle of near relatives, being a sister of Mrs. J. W. Penn, and aunt of Mrs. H. B. Parks, of Rome, and Mrs. R. T.
Armstrong of Birmingham. Mrs. Penn was visiting with her sister, who is preparing to move to Rome, at the time of her death. She was well known and
beloved by all who know her. The sudden calling away casts a gloom over the community.

 Submitted By: Emily O'Neal

Perry, Dixie

Summerville Resident

Dies December 12, 2002

Mrs. Dixie Lee Perry, 234 seventh St, Summerville, died Dec 12 at her residence. She was a member of the Friendship Baptist Church, Calhoun.            Surviving are one son,  three sisters,  one brother and sister-in-law and other relatives.  Funeral services were held at 7 p.m. Sunday at Friendship Baptist Church, West Line Street, Calhoun, with the Rev Michael Shermal and other ministers officiating Interment was Monday at Oak Hill Church Cemetery in the Gore Community.  Willis Funeral home, Dalton, had charge of arrangements.

Prince, Ronald Keith

Chattooga Times Free Press Thursday, July 24, 2003


Chattooga County

  CLOUDLAND- - Ronald Keith Prince  died Wed., July 23, 2003.  Survivors: wife Francis Prince; sons & daughter-in-law, Ronald & Cheri Prince, Michael Prince; daughter & son-in-law, Carolyn & Steve Sosack; brothers, Jerry Prince, Frank Prince; 3 grandchildren.  The funeral will be at 11 am Sat., July 26, from Mason Funeral Home Chapel.  Visitation will from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Reynolds, Mrs. Lonnie L.

Submitted By: Sam

Dec 31, 1964 - The Summerville News

J. D. Hill Funeral Home

Funeral services for Mrs. Lonnie L. Reynolds, 61, Summerville Rt 1, who died at 6:15pm Fri., were held at 2pm Sun. at the Four Mile Baptist Church. The Revs. R.W. Patterson and John Kellett officiated. Interment was in Johnson Cemetery, Chattoogaville.

Teal, Paul

Mount Vernon Retiree Dies

December 11 2002

Paul Kenneth Teal,63,  Trion died Dec 11, at Redmond Regional Medical Center, Rome. He was born March 18, 1939 in Cherokee Co. ,AL.

Watkins, James W.

Funeral services for James W. Watkins, SR., 75, Summerville, who died in a Rome hospital at 12:03 am., Sat., were held at 3:30 pm Sunday, at the J.D. Hill Funeral Home. Ministers Darty Chrisp and James Hall officiated. Interment was in the Summerville Cemetery.

Westbrook, Oscar

Submitted By: Tim Westbrook


January 23, 1930

Mr. O.M. Westbrook was born in Chattooga county, Georgia, in West Armuchee, December 30, 1872. He grew to manhood in his home community, being known far and near as a model boy.
At the age of 21 he was married to Miss Artmisa Moore to which union there was born seven children, four of whom are still living.
Twenty-two years ago Mr. Westbrook and his family moved to Trion, where they have lived constantly ever since.
Over forty years ago he became a Christian being only a small boy at the time. He united with the Methodist Episcopal church, South, immediately, and until his health failed him so completely some three years ago he was one of the most faithful members that Trion Methodist church has ever had.
Mr. Westbrook believed that religion was intended to be a life to life, and not merely to profess, and he accordingly made it his aim in life to strive for the cleanest, best walk before his fellow-men possible. And to listen to any group of acquaintances discuss his life is to learn that his success is believed in by the multitudes.
Unassuming, gentle, kind and ever smiling, Mr. Westbrook mixed and mingled with his fellow-citizens a force of righteousness without leaving the impression that he was parading “his righteousness,” and his influence for good will be felt in Trion long after his memory has become forgotten by future generations.
He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and his reputation for faithfulness to his obligation in this order is proverbial. He filled every office in the local lodge, was ever present at its meetings unless providentially prevented and was credited with being one of the best of the membership in the work of the local order.
Although his final illness had been of years duration, and although his friends had felt for some time that he would probably never be a well man again, his condition had become much improved of late, and it was quite a shock to learn that he had suddenly passed to his reward Sunday, January 12. He was buried in the Trion cemetery and following Tuesday, his funeral having been conducted at the Trion Methodist church prior to that, the pastor, Rev. Fred H. Ray, and a former pastor, Rev. Tom Williams, of Lafayette, conducting the services.
He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mr. Hamp Westbrook, Mr. Leonard Westbrook, Mrs. Ethel Bryant and Mrs. Margaret Hill, all of Trion; all of whom look to a brighter day when they hope to be reunited with one who was a devoted husband and affectionate father.

Fred H. Ray, Pastor
M.E. Church, South

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