History: Earle Rainwater has been serving Chattooga county since 1964. A native of Loudon Tennessee, he began service with J.D. Hill Funeral home in May of that year. He is a graduate of the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science as both a Funeral Director and an Embalmer. He has also served as the Chattooga County Coroner since the mid 1970s, making him one of the longest-serving Coroners in the State of Georgia.
After working for and Managing both J.D. Hill Funeral Home and Erwin Petitt Funeral Home (both in Chattooga County), Earle established Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in 2003, at the very place where his career began. He honored his mentor and friend by naming the chapel the J.D. Hill Memorial Chapel.
Additionally, Earle serves as President of the Summerville Cemetery Corporation, Past President of the Summerville - Trion Optimist Club, Board of Directors of the Independent Funeral Directors of Georgia, Member of the Georgia Funeral Director’s Association, National Funeral Director’s Association, Georgia Coroner’s Association, and the Trion Lodge #160 F&AM.
He and his wife Phyllis are members of the Summerville First Baptist Church. They have three children and four grandchildren.
Facilities: The onsite chapel at Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is available for services with seating for approximately 125 guests. There are also several overflow areas complete with audio and video from the chapel. There are four parlors for visitations, ample parking, and a covered entryway in case of inclement weather.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home offers a full range of services tailored to the individual needs and wishes of each family. They have a complete selection of burial caskets and cremation items. Ask about custom flower arrangements and Memorial Videos.