Mrs. Gerald "Jewell" Pauline McCollum, age 77, of Summerville, GA died Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at Redmond Regional Medical Center.

Mrs. McCollum was born June 18, 1932 in Summerville, GA the daughter of the late Paul Copeland and Ola Bartlett Copeland. She was retired from Bigelow Sanford Carpet Mills. Mrs. McCollum was a member of Four Mile Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Kelly Floyd McCollum.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Dale & Sandi McCollum and Dan & Ruth McCollum, all of Rome, GA; grandchildren, Amy McCollum, Jamie McCollum, Kelli McCollum, and Kerri Chapman; great-grandchildren, Jenna McCollum, Nadine, Layla, & Gemma Abdulwahab; sisters Bonnie Tucker and Maggie Thomas.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p. m. Thursday, February 4, 2010 at Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Joel Smith, Rev. Sanford DeBerry, and Rev. Waydell Howell officiating. Entombment will follow in Greenhills Memory Garden Masoleum. Active pallbearers will be Joey Jennings, Jake Walker, Trey Chapman, Rick Grosjean, Chris Owens, and Sonny Reynolds. Honorary pallbearers will be the Staff of Renaissance.

Mrs. McCollum will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p. m. Wednesday.