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Obituaries for June 2, 2011: Willard Summey, Richard Parker, Robert Gaines, Lillian Martin, Dick McElhaney

Willard Summey

Willard W. Summey, age 81 of Cartersville, passed away at his residence on Thursday, April 28, 2011.

Mr. Summey was born May 6, 1929, in Cobb County, a son of the late Columbus Summey and Ardele Fowler Summey.                         Willard was the owner of Turner and Summey Furniture Company in Cartersville for 22 years and owner of Summey’s Furniture Store in Jasper for 13 years. He was a longtime member of the Zion Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Gladys Wilson Summey; daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Kenneth Chitwood; granddaughters and husbands, Ginger and Todd Matthews and Leigh Ann and Bo Mulkey; great-grandsons, Preston and Levi Matthews and Landon Mulkey; sister and husband, Bernice and Bob Lewis; brothers and wives, Edward and Ann Summey, Glenn and Ruth Summey and Larry and Margaret Summey; special caregiver, Ellen Smith, and the wonderful staff of Amedysis Hospice. He was preceded in death by his brothers, J.L., Wallace and James Summey.

The funeral service was held at 2 p.m.. Saturday, April 30, from Zion Hill Baptist Church with the Revs. David Baker and Dewey Atchley officiating. Interment was in Sunset Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were: Preston and Levi Matthews, Landon Mulkey, Jerry and Charles Summey, Ernie Parr, Wayne Turner and Griffin Padgett. Honorary pallbearers were Hugh Bradley, Robert Ed Hicks, Paul and Howard Wilson and Bob Lewis. Owen Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Richard Parker

Mr. Richard Timothy “Tim“ Parker, age 51 of Canton, passed away Friday, May 20, 2011, at Northside Hospital Cherokee.

Mr. Parker recently worked in the transportation industry as a truck driver. He was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Survivors include his daughter, Casey Morgan Parker, Jasper; and siblings, Shirley Atkins, Joel Parker and Deborah Rakestraw, all of Canton. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 22, from Sosebee Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Robert Jarvis officiating.  Interment followed in Pleasant Arbor Baptist Cemetery.

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Robert Gaines

Robert Edward Gaines, age 72, passed away April 20, 2011, at Metropolitan Hospice, Marietta, Ga.

Born in Los Angeles, Ca., he served in the USAF for 10 years, attaining the rank of Captain. He then joined Delta Airlines for a career spanning 29 years. He retired in 1998 as an international captain on the Boeing 767.

Aviation was Bob’s driving force. His beloved hobby was soaring. Active in the sport since the early ’60s, his later years were spent restoring pre-World War II vintage gliders. Bob served as president of both the Vintage Sailplane Association and the National Soaring Museum in Elmira, N.Y.

A resident of Pickens County since 2004, Bob also enjoyed driving his 1928 Model A Ford Phaeton to many cruise-ins on Main Street.

Robert is survived by his wife, Alice; daughter, Jeanette; son, Paul; and brother, Richard.

Ommie Pippin

Mrs. Ommie May Pippin, age 88 of Cumming, Ga., died Saturday, May 28, 2011, at Grandview Healthcare Center in Jasper, Ga., following a period of declining health.

Born Jan. 2, 1923, in Seminole, Ok., she was the daughter of the late John Leveda Williams and Annie Elizabeth Culver Williams. She was also preceded in death by her husband, William Cecil Pippin.                         Mrs. Pippin was a homemaker and was a member of the Cumming Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Rick Forrester, Big Canoe and Naples, Fl.; granddaughters, Sherri F. Courtney, Charlton, Ma., and Angela F. Jones, Big Canoe; great-grandchildren, Mary Ann and Michelle Courtney and Abbie, Maggie and Matthew Jones; and sister, Bessie Jo Young, Houston, Tx. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 31, at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton, Ga., with the Rev. Rick Forrester officiating. Roper Funeral Home of Jasper in charge of the arrangements.               

Lillian Martin

Ms. Lillian Young Martin, age 83 of Talking Rock, Ga., died Sunday, May 29, 2011, at her residence following a period of declining health.

Born June 29, 1927, in Pickens County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Eulis Young and Amanda Mulkey Young. She was also preceded in death by a son, Herman Martin; and a sister, Gladys West.

Ms. Martin was a homemaker and a member of the Antioch Baptist Church.

Survivors include her daughter, Connie M. Martin, Talking Rock; grandsons, Tony Martin, Talking Rock, and Tim Martin, Hinton Community; great-grandchildren, Nathan, Chris, Josh, Makayla, John, Thomas, Kaitlin and Alexis Lillian Martin; sister and brother-in-law, Pauline and Max Free, Jasper; and dear niece, Doris Martin. Other relatives also survive.                         The funeral service was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 31, at the Ludville Church of God with the Revs. Jerrold Young and Kenneth Burton officiating. Interment followed in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery. Roper Funeral Home of Jasper in charge of the arrangements.               

Dick McElhaney

Richard G. “Dick” McElhaney, age 74 of Beth Avenue, passed away Sunday, May 29, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at Wellstar Kennestone  Hospital in Marietta, Ga., following a brief illness.

Born March 4, 1937, at East Liverpool, Oh., he was a son of the late Lester L. and Rosa McElhaney. He had lived in Jasper since 2002 moving there from East Liverpool.

A retired machinist from the Homer Laughlin China Company, prior to his work in Newell, W.V., he had worked for the former Patterson Industries in East Liverpool.

Besides his parents, Mr. McElhaney was preceded in death by his wife, Linda R. McElhaney, whom he married Jan. 13, 1964, and she died on Feb. 23, 2003; and one son, Dale W. McElhaney, on March 3, 2007.

He is survived by two daughters, Kelly Morgan and her husband Nathan and Jeanette McElhaney, all of Jasper; and one son, Kenneth McElhaney and his wife, LuAnn of Chester, W.V. There are 14 grandchildren, Leslie Evans and her husband Barry, Jake and Emily McElhaney, Jessica, Brooke, Caleb, Joel, Luke and Lauren Morgan, Tiffany McArthur and her husband Ron, Richard Moss, Justin McElhaney, Shawn and Grant Robertson; one great-granddaughter, Rachel McElhaney; and one great-grandson, Tyler Evans. There are two sisters, Ruth Whittington, Wellsville, Oh., and Cora Belle Wilkes, Clarkson, Oh.; and one brother, Ray McElhaney and his wife Mary of Tennessee.

Mr. McElhaney was also preceded in death by four sisters, Velma and Dorothy McElhaney,   MaryLou Whittington and Wanda McElhaney; and six brothers, Floyd, Delmar, Jim, Dale, Ross and John McElhaney.

Friends may visit the family on Friday from 2-4 and from 6-8 p.m. at the Dawson Funeral Home in East Liverpool. The Rev. Gary Lemasters will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Columbiana County Memorial Park. Family and friends will gather at the Dawson Family Center immediately following the service.

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