Obituaries


McCRICKARD

William Frank McCrickard, age 75, of Lyerly, GA, died Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at his residence.
 
He was born May 28, 1940, in Lyerly, GA, son of the late John William and Lena Belle Copeland McCrickard. He was a member of the Trinity Baptist Church and served with dedication and commitment to teaching, preaching, and singing. Prior to his retirement, he was employed with Mohawk where he was a member of the 25 Year Elite Club. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brother, Robert Lewis "Bob" McCrickard.
 
He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Peggy McCollum McCrickard; daughters and son-in-law, Paige and Doug Farmer, Amy Brown; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Barbara McCrickard, Buddy and Amelia McCrickard, Gary and Loretta McCrickard; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Nick Stoner; step-grandchildren, Joseph Farmer, Lauren Neal, and Erik Farmer. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
 
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, May 27, 2016, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Howard Odom, Rev. Jimmy Bailey, and Rev. Brian Robinson officiating. Interment will follow in the Lyerly Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Mike McCrickard, John McCrickard, Barry McCrickard, Todd Thomas, Jeremy Croy, Marcus McCrickard, and Bob Dover. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne McArthur, Robert Brown, Mike Odom, the members of Trinity Baptist Church, and all former co-workers at Mohawk.
 
He will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Thursday, May 26, 2016.
 
At other hours, the family may be contacted at the residence of the daughter, at 1323 Orchard Hill Road, Summerville, GA.
 
Mason Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for William Frank McCrickard who died on Wednesday.


WILSON

MRS. ELLEN WILSON, age 92, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Tuesday (May 24, 2016) morning in an Armuchee hospice center.  A native of Berryton, Georgia, She was born to the late Bruce Youngward Bynum and the late Velma McGraw Bynum Adams on November 26, 1923.  Mrs. Wilson attended Berryton School, was a waitress at the former State Restaurant and later deli supervisor at the Summerville Hurley’s Food Center.  She was a member of Summerville First Baptist Church, the Dorcus Sunday School Class, and for many years a faithful member of the Adult Choir.  Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, the late Charles B. Wilson, and siblings, Mary Bynum, Vesta Bynum, Russell Bynum, Betty Shireman, Louise Ivey, and James Bynum.
            Surviving are daughter and spouse, Phyllis & Earle Rainwater; grandchildren, Tracy & Tracy Rainwater, Schawna & Vince Collier, Clint & Amy Rainwater; great Grandchildren, Carrie Martin, Emily Rainwater, Lauren Rainwater, and Abbie Rainwater; several Nieces and Nephews.
            Funeral services will be held Friday, May 27th, at 11:30 A.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Dr. Kenneth Summer, Dr. David Hunter, and Chaplain Michael Holt officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Tracy Rainwater, Schawna & Vince Collier, Clint Rainwater, Paul Clayton, Mike Posey, Dr. Gary Smith, the wonderful Nurses & Staff of Mount Berry Hospice, members of Chattooga Nutrition Center, and the Dorcus Sunday School Class of Summerville First Baptist Church.  
The Family will receive friends Thursday from 6 until 8 P.M. at the Funeral Home.
            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge.


POPE

MRS. ANNNIE MAE POPE, AGE 91, OF TRION, GA PASSED AWAY TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016 AT REDMOND MEDICAL CENTER.

MRS. POPE WAS BORN AUGUST 30, 1924 IN CALHOUN, GA.  SHE WAS A MEMBER OF SPRING CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH.  PRIOR TO RETIREMENT, SHE WAS EMPLOYED WITH MOUNT VERNON MILLS.  SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THE QUARTER CENTURY CLUB.

FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE HELD AT 4:00 P.M. FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2016 FROM THE FUNERAL HOME CHAPEL.  INTERMENT IN WEST HILL CEMETERY.  ACTIVE PALLBEARERS WILL BE TRACY SHAW, RONNIE CORDLE, BILLY CLARK, JR., MARK SCHRADER, SR., STACEY EVANS, TERRY POPE.  HONORARY PALLBEARERS WILL BE THE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS OF SPRING CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH.

MRS. POPE WILL BE IN STATE AT THE FUNERAL HOME FROM 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016.

MASON FUNERAL HOME IS IN CHARGE OF THE ARRANGEMENTS FOR MRS. ANNIE MAE POPE WHO DIED TUESDAY.


BAIRD

Mr. George Paul Baird, age 87, of Summerville, GA, died Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at his residence.

Mr. Baird was born September 10, 1928, in the Fisher Community of Crookston, MN, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George P. Baird, Sr.  He was a member of the Trion United Methodist Church and was retired from the United States Navy, having served for 37 years.  He was also the owner and operator of his own metal fabrication shops in Winder, GA and Marietta, GA.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah Buie; and a son, Wayne T. Baird.

Mr. Baird is survived by his wife, Anna Lee Jackson Baird; a son, Paul Baird III; a sister, Mary Ann Kosnick; 6 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Mr. Baird will be held at 4:00 P.M. Saturday, May 28, 2016, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Art Graves officiating.  Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be Mark Henderson, Jonathan Henderson, Phillip Wells, Travis Swinford, Robert Buie, and John Adams.

Mr. Baird will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Friday, May 27, 2016.

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