Obituaries


WILLIAMS

MR. ANDREW MYERS WILLIAMS, JR., age 91, of Nixon Street, Summerville, Georgia passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015.  A native of Chattooga County, Georgia, He was born to the late Andrew Myers Williams, Sr. and Ruby Tutton Williams on March 230, 1924.  Mr. Williams was a member of First Presbyterian Church P.C.A; was a former grocery store owner/operator and was retired Supervisor for the Summerville Housing Authority
Surviving are daughter, Suzann W. Lanier & Sidney A. Lanier, Jr. of Summerville; sons, Gregory A. Williams & Marilyn D. Williams of Dublin, GA. And Andrew M. Williams, III & Sue M. Williams of Blairsville, GA.; grandchildren, Darin M. (Jenny) Williams, Kerry W. (Danny) Welch, Andrew M. (Laura) Williams, IV, Abigail W. Williams, Alexandra S. Lanier, Sidney A. Lanier, III; great grandchildren, Britton S. Williams, Blake P. Williams, Brileigh C. Welch, Everleigh B. Welch.
A Celebration of Life, service will be held Saturday, March 28th, at 5:00 P.M. from Graveside in Summerville Cemetery with Rev. Greg King officiating, interment in Summerville Cemetery.  Pallbearers, Gregory A. Williams, Andrew M. Williams, III, Sidney A. Lanier, Jr., Darin M. Williams, Sidney A. Lanier, III, Daniel B. Welch, Andrew M. Williams, IV, Jacob R. Sandeford, Bobby Lee Cook, and Dr. John Chung. The Family requests no flowers and no food, and suggest contributions to the First Presbyterian Church, P.C.A. or Gideons, International.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


GORDON

MR. THOMAS HAROLD GORDON, age 86, of Highway #27, Summerville, Georgia, Gore Community, passed away Friday morning at his residence following an illness.  A native of Gore Community, He was born, to the late Homer C. and Mary Gertrude Doster Gordon, on December 25, 1928.  Mr. Gordon spent the greater part of his life in Gore, was a Veteran of Korean War serving in the U.S. Army.  He retired from General Electric, Rome and was a member and Deacon of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.  Mr. Gordon was preceded in death by a son, the late Bary Gordon on June 27, 2007 and brothers, the late George Ed Gordon, Don Gordon, and Sidney Gordon.
            Surviving are His devoted wife, Frankie Dawson Gordon, daughter and spouse, Mary &  Robert Taylor; sons and spouses, Gary & Tina Gordon and Mark & Connie Gordon; sister, Martha Sue Speer; seventeen Grandchildren, sixteen Great Grandchildren, three Great Great Grandchildren; several Nieces and Nephews also survive.
            Funeral serevices will be held Monday, March 30th, at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Bryant, Rev. James Baird, and Rev. Mark Cosby officiating, interment in the family plot of Pleasant Grove Cemetery.  Active Pallbearers Ceciley Craig, Brandon Gordon, Will Gordon, Seth Gordon, Cody Fulmer, Austin McGraw, Dustin Craig, and Rodney Loveless; Honorary Pallbearers Gordon McCollum, Frank Ward, Doster Toles, Randy Toles, George Doster, Jr. and friends of Dirt Town Deli @The Round Table.  The Family will receive friends Sunday, 6 until 8 P.M. @ the Funeral Home.
            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


GROGAN

Mr. Jerry Lee Grogan, age 56 of Trion, GA passed away March 26, 2015 at his residence. Mr. Grogan was born in Rome, GA on July 27, 1958. He had been employed by Potter Shackleford Construction Company. Mr. Grogan had a great sense of humor, was a jokester, loved to fish and do puzzles, word games, watch NASCAR and The Voice. He was Baptist by faith.

Mr. Grogan was preceded in death by grandparents, Leon and Datha Grogan and Hoyt and Pearlene Lewis; nephew, Richard Shawn Harris; and brother-in-law, Greg Carpenter.

Mr. Grogan is survived by his father, James C. Grogan; step-mother and step-father, Geneva and Tommy Purcell; brothers, Michael “Peanut” (Nancy) Grogan and Mark (Lori) Grogan; sisters, Faye Carpenter, Jean (Barry) Rollins, and Angela (Robert) Siffles; nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. in the Coffman Funeral Home-Petitt Chapel with Rev. Ricky Harris and Rev. Gary Wells officiating. Interment will follow in the AMI Cemetery.

Mr. Grogan will lie-in-state on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Coffman Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Pallbearers will be Colt Siffles, Eddie Timmons, Keith Davis, Ashton Broome, Tommy Maynard, and Paul Wofford. Honorary Pallbearers will be Barry Rollins and Robert Siffles.

Coffman Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Jerry Lee Grogan.


HURTT
Mr. Red Donovan Hurtt, age 67, of Trion, GA, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Redmond Regional Medical Center.
 
Mr. Hurtt was born October 26, 1947, in LaFayette, GA, son of the late Oscar and Mabel Rogers Hurtt.  He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps where he served as a Corporal during the Vietnam War.  He was the recipient of the Purple Heart Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, The Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Rifle Sharpshooter Badge.  Mr. Hurtt was a member of the Freedom Seekers Motorcycle Club, the Masons, and worked with the Boy Scouts of America. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, LaVonda Croy Hurtt.
 
Mr. Hurtt is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Tamberly Millican, Tina Gray, and Tonya Hurtt Gilbride and Michael Gilbride; a sister, Yvonne Horner; grandchildren, Lee Millican, Ali Millican, Lauren Hale, Amanda Gray, Hayley Gray, Sydney Gilbride, Emily Gilbride, and Chance Gilbride; great-grandchildren, Madalyn Hale, Wyatt Tucker, Paxton Donovan Gray, and Jack Donovan Gilbride.
 
Funeral services for Mr. Hurtt will be held at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, March 29, 2015, from the Mason Funeral Home Chapel with Big Daddy Greg Dean officiating.  Interment will follow in the Bryan Cemetery at 3:33 P.M.  Active pallbearers will be Butch, Breeze, Door, Gordon, SGT West, Poppa Ray, and Jim Becker.  Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Freedom Seekers Motorcycle Club.
 
Mr. Hurtt will be in state at Mason Funeral Home and the family will receive friends from 11:33 A.M. until 1:33 P.M. Sunday, March 29, 2015.  He will also be in state at the Freedom Seekers Motorcycle Club Northwest Georgia Clubhouse from 6:00 until 9:00 P.M. Saturday, March 28, 2015.
 
Mason Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Red Donovan Hurtt.