Mrs. Emma Maxine Strange age 76, of Summerville, GA. passed away Tuesday morning, February 2, 2010, at her residence. A native of Chattooga County, GA she was born to the late Lewis and Gertrude Ray Helton on November 29, 1933 and was a member of Berryton Baptist Church.  Mrs Strange was preceded in death by her son Ricky Strange, sister- Pauline Bridges and Virginia Harris, brother- Alvin Helton, Buck Helton and Hobby Helton.

Surviving are two daughters Pat Brison of Liburn and Sara Strange of Summerville; Four sons, Lewis Strange of Trion, Marty Strange of Duluth, Bobby Lee Strange of Birmingham, AL, and John Strange of Fort Oglethorpe; One sister Carol Davis of Berryton; Two Brothers Harold Helton of Berryton and Wayne Helton of Pennville; Four Grandsons, Clint Strange, Bo Brison, Alex Brison and Justin Strange; Six Granddaughters, Paula Schumacher, Emily Kendall, Shelley Strange, Jessica Hudson, Tara Cruise and Lea Hamilton; Eight Great Grandchildren, serveral nieces and nephews also survive.

 Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 3rd at 3:00pm from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Megan Strange and Paster Mickey Skates officiating, interment is Summerville Cemetery.  The Family will receive friends Wednesday from 2PM until the hour of service.  Active Pallbearers will be Clint Strange, Bo Brison, Justin Strange, Alex Brison, Kenny Kendall, and Pierre Hudson.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Country Side Hospice and Tonya Dawson.  Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 PM until the hour of the service.  In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.