Mr. Timothy Dewayne Southerland, age 40, of Lafayette, Georgia, passed away Monday, February 21, 2011 at Erlanger Medical Center.
Mr. Southerland was born in Walker County, GA on June 10, 1970, son of Ralph Timm Southerland and the late Clara Bell Rape Southerland. He was a member of the New Bethel Baptist Church and was employed in the Packing Department at Mt. Vernon Mills. Mr. Southerland enjoyed fishing, working on cars and always had a great sense of humor.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Ruby Southerland.
Mr. Southerland is survived by his companion of 22 years, Donna Southerland; daughter, Ashley Southerland, Lafayette; step daughter, Crystal Colbert of Dalton; stepson, J.C. Colbert; Chickamauga; father, Ralph Southerland and his fiance, Frances Powell; sisters, Linda Sue Reynolds and Karen Renee Swafford, both of Lafayette; brothers, Robert Brian Southerland and Mark Edward Southerland, both of Trion; ; grandchildren, Jaden Colbert, Naveah Adams, Alyssa Newberry, and Ethan Colbert; mother-in-law, Betty Lively; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mr. Southerland will be held Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. in the Chapel of the Mason Funeral Home with Rev. Jason Cowart and Rev. Robert Patterson officiating. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jonathan Lively, Burt Reynolds, Dewayne Howard, J.C. Colbert, Tony Chamlee, Troy Burrage, Todd Howard adn Kevin Howard. Honorary pallbearers will be the Packing Department of Mt. Vernon Mills.
Mr. Southerland will be in state at the Mason Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 5 until 8 P.M.
Mason Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.