Johnny Lee Crider, “Big John, Obit (C)

Johnny Lee Crider, “Big John,” 64, passed away July, 23rd 2017 at Kindred Hospital in Rome, GA surrounded by his son, daughter-in-law, brother, and sister-in-law.

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Mr. Adam Andrew Wilson, Obit (ER)

MR. ADAM ANDREW WILSON, age 47, of Englewood, Colorado, formerly of Chattooga County, Georgia passed away July 24, 2017 from injuries received in a motorcycle accident in Colorado. Born in Rome, Georgia on December 14, 1969, He was a son of the late Max Alexander Wilson, Sr. and Marsha Ray Wilson who survives. Mr. Wilson was owner and operator of Rocky Mountain Shade of Colorado.

Surviving are His mother, Marsha Ray Wilson; children, Erica Stevens, Richard Stevens, Scott Scroggins, Jennifer Wilson, Randell Teems, and Harley Wilson; sisters, Diane Campbell, Leigh Ann Curtiss, and Deanna Lunn; brothers, Max Wilson, II, Shane Wilson, Heath Wilson, Michael Hancock, Kevin Bently, Anthony Campbell, and Devin Campbell; grandchildren, Gabriella Ann Culberson, Isabella Theressaleaynne Culberson, Lee Lee Gravina, and seven other Grandchildren; fiancée, Jean Gravina; former spouses, Sherry Hines, Beverly Schafer, and Jennifer Greene; aunt, Benita Vogel; cousins, Kristen Postula, Michael Vogel, and the Shirley & Jim McDonald Family.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 25th, at 6 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Chip Smith and George Nix officiating.  Visitation will be Monday from 6 until 9 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Marilyn Augusta Raines Matyas, Obit (M)

Mrs. Marilyn Augusta Raines Matyas, age 82, of Trion, GA, passed away Friday, July 28, 2017, in Floyd Medical Center.

Mrs. Matyas was born November 2, 1934, in Summerville, Georgia, the daughter of Lewis Monroe and Jewel Loraine Akins Hammitt.  She was a member of the South Summerville Baptist Church, the Eastern Star Chapter 434, and preceded in death by her first husband, James C. Raines,  her second husband, Robert N. Matyas, and a son, James Randy Raines

Survivors include her children, Michael and Mary Ann Raines, Steve and Annette P. Raines, brother, Stanley Hammitt, 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday July 31, 2017 from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Bruce Jenkins with interment in the West Hill Cemetery.  Active pallbearers, Danny Raines, Leevi Raines, Brian Hall, Tony Campbell, Anthony Campbell, Bill Hubbard.  Honorary  pallbearers will be the Staff and employee’s of the Pruitt Health Care.

Mrs. Matyas will  be in state at the Mason Funeral Home Chapel and the family will receive friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m.

Mason Funeral Home is in charge of the  funeral arrangements for Mrs. Marilyn Augusta Raines Matyas who died on Friday.

Rev. William Carl Woody Jr., Obit (Wallis-Wilbanks)

Rev. William Carl Woody Jr., of Trion passed away on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Redmond Hospital. Born on December 14, 1931 he was the son of the late William C. and Alma Conn Woody. Rev. Woody was a Baptist minister for approximately 50 years pastoring and interim pastor for churches in Walker County including Harmony Baptist Church and Old Way Baptist Church. He was a member of Grace Baptist Tabernacle.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Frances Louise Woody; brother, James Woody; and sister, Annie Ruth Wilson.

Survivors include daughter, Glenda (Gary) Wells; sister, Etta (Fred) Greene; grandchildren, David (Brenda) Wells, Philip (Angie) Wells, Stephanie (Scott) Spears, and Jonathan Wells; great grandchildren, Aaron Wells, Autumn Wells, Christian Wells, Isaac Spears, Eli Spears, Jace Wells, and Gracie Spears.

Funeral service 2 p.m. Monday, July 31, 2017 in the Wilbanks Memorial Chapel with Pastors Gary Wells, Shane Cloud, and A.C. Durham officiating.

Interment in Littlejohn Cemetery.

Pallbearers are David Wells, Philip Wells, Jonathan Wells, Scott Spears, Aaron Wells, and Isaac Spears.

Honorary pallbearers are the members of Grace Baptist Tabernacle.

Visitation at the funeral home Sunday from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m.

Arrangements are by Wallis-Wilbanks Funeral Home, LaFayette.

Mrs. Cora Belle Frady Brown, Obit (C)

Mrs. Cora Belle Frady Brown, age 80, of Summerville, GA passed away Friday, July 28, 2017 at a Rome Hospital.

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Mr. Billy Joe Wedgeworth, Obit (Willis)

MR. BILLY JOE WEDGEWORTH – Age 49, of Summerville, Georgia passed away on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

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Mrs. Opal Christine Helton Vaughn Complete Obit

Mrs. Opal Christine Helton Vaughn, age 85, of Summerville, GA, passed away Thursday July 20, 2017, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

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Rev. Sydney Lester Dooley, Complete Obit (C)

Rev. Sidney Lester Dooley, age 96 of Summerville, Georgia passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at his residence.

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Elder Mason Johnson, Sr. Obit (Wright)

District. Elder Mason Johnson Sr, 90, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017.

Service for Elder Johnson will be Friday, July 28, 2017; 1:00 p.m. at Grace Temple Holiness Church Bishop Bobby Grier will be presiding, 356 7th Street, Summerville, GA. 30747. He will lie in-state from 12:00p.m. until  the hour of service. Interment will follow the service at Greenhill Memorial Garden Rd, Summerville, GA. 30747.

Wright Memorial Mortuary, Inc. has full charge of arrangements



Ms. Beverly Yvette Rittenberry, Obit (Willis)

MS. BEVERLY YVETTE RITTENBERRY – Age 59, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Friday, July 21, 2017 at Redmond Regional Medical Center. She was born in Summerville, Georgia to the late Mr. Henry and Cozette Pollard Rittenberry.

She is survived by her sister, Gwendolyn Rittenberry Cunningham; brother, Gwynne (Barbara) Rittenberry of Chattanooga, Tennessee; five nephews, Bradley Rittenberry, Mitchell Edwards, Jay (Shanni) Cunningham, Nicolas (Rena) Cunningham of Chattanooga, and Sean (Lynn) Cunningham of Cartersville, Georgia; uncle, Sterling Pollard of Kennesaw, Georgia; aunts, Ellen P. Nobel, Susan P. (Elliott) Wills of Chicago, Illinois, Veronica Pollard, Charlotte (Amos) Perry of Summerville, Georgia, and Betty P. Benson of Chattanooga; a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 28, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at West Fifth Street Church of Christ with Bro. John Lewis and other ministers officiating. The family will receive friends at the church one hour before the service.

Willis Funeral Home in Dalton is in charge of arrangements.