MR. NORMAN EUGENE EARLY SR., age 81, of Unity Church Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday, December 4, 2017, in a Rome hospital.

A native of Helena, Ark., He was born to the late Sidney Coleman and Elvia Chamness Early on February 21, 1936. Mr. Early was retired from the U. S. Air Force and U.S. Army after 26 years of service and also was a retired industrial mechanic for Zardic Corporation. Mr. Early was preceded in death by brothers, the late Sidney Early, James Early, and Leon Early.

Surviving are His wife, Sandra Hawkins Early; daughter, Dawn Hackett of Haines City, Fl.; son, Rodney Early of Lakeland, Fl. and Norman Early, Jr. of Buford, Ga.; sisters, Dora Early Clark of Creve Coeur, Ill. and Linda Honeycutt of Searcy, Ark.; step children, Lisa Sanford, Stacy Tudor, and Leigh Ann Smith; 13 Grandchildren, 3 Great Grandchildren, several Nieces and Nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 8th, at 1:30 P.M. from the Springcreek Baptist Church with Brother Chris Holmen and Rev. David Romine officiating, interment in Little Sand Mt. Church Cemetery. Active Pallbearers Jerry Mixon, Stacey Tudor, Craig Sanford, Rodney Early, Nick Smith, and Norm Early, III. The Family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements for Mr. Norman Eugene Early Sr.