MS. FRANCINE "FRAN" WIGGINS, AGE 57, of Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016 at her residence.  She was preceded in death by her father, Merial Austin Wiggins, Sr.; mother, Geraldine McClendon Wiggins; daughter, Eliza Thompson; One brother, Ray Milton Wiggins of Summerville, GA; and sister, Mae Ellen Smith.  She was a member of Pond Spring A.M.E. Zion Church.

She is survived by her daughter, Ebony (Orlando) Cunningham; two grandchildren, Bobby and Eliza Reynolds; two sisters, Beverly Ann (Donnie) McSears; Rose Powell; four brothers, Joey, Gary, Kelly,Sr., all of Lyerly, GA; Merial Wiggins, Jr. of Decatur, GA; aunts, Mrs. Earnestine (Waldo Finley, Mrs. Bonita (Jeffery) Betha, Mrs. Letty Wiggins; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Funeral Service will be held Friday, October 28, 1016 at 2:00 P.M. at Pond Spring A.M.E. Zion Church with Rev. James Clark as Eulogist, Pastor Anthony Brown, and other ministers officiating.  The family will receive friends at the church one hour before service.  Interment, Wiggins Family Cemetery.  Arrangements by Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia.


Mr. Jimmy Allison “Pop” Shropshire, age 78 of Summerville, passed away Sunday, October 2, 2016 at the Floyd Medical Center.

Mr. Shropshire was born in Summerville, Georgia on October 6, 1937, son of the late Lester Shropshire and Lelia Allison Shropshire. He was a Master Plumber, carpenter and Jack of all trades, but was working with Carver and Carver Plumbing at the time of his death. Mr. Shropshire loved to fish, and hunt for bargains at Trade Day and yard sales. He was of the Baptist Faith. In addition to his parents, Mr. Shropshire was preceded in death by a son, Clete Shropshire; grandson, Corey Gene Shropshire; sister, Katherine Ruth Argo and a brother, Frank Wesley Shropshire.

Mr. Shropshire is survived by his wife, Lucy “Maw” Shropshire; sons and daughter-in-law, Victor Shropshire, Neil and Hope Shropshire, David Wooten Shropshire, and Tory Shropshire; daughters, Angela Wooten Shropshire and Holly Cothran; brother and sister-in-law, William Lester “Bill” and Pat Shropshire; sister and brother-in-law, Carol Ann and Jimmy Hosmer; 16 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren with 2 on the way; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In accordance with Mr. Shropshire’s wishes, he will be cremated and a memorial service will be held 11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 29, 2016 in the Pettit Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home.

Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mr. Jimmy Allison Shropshire


MR. RICHIE “SHAGGY” BRYANT, age 62, of Ellenburg Subdivison, Summerville, Georgia passed away Sunday, October 23, 2016, at his residence following an extended illness.  Born in LaFayette, Georgia He was a son of the late Jean Willis Bryant Giles.  Mr. Bryant was retired from the wash line of Mohawk Industries and was preceded in death by an aunt the late Doris Harding.
            Surviving is His brother, James A. Giles of Summerville.
            A Memorial service will be held Saturday, October 29th, at 1:00 P.M. from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home with Rev. Ricky Biddle officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Randy Kirk, Billy Stewart, Dexter Laws, all Friends, Hearth Hospice, and Dr. Wayne Richie and Staff of Redmond Family Care Center at Trion.

            Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.