Early, Norman Eugene, Sr. (Summerville)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Norman Eugene Early, Sr., age 81, of Unity Church Road, Summerville, Georgia passed away Monday, December 4, 2017, in a Rome hospital. 

A native of Helena, Ark., he was born to the late Sidney Coleman and Elvia Chamness Early on Feb. 21, 1936.  Mr. Early was retired from the U. S. Air Force and U.S. Army after 26 years of service and also was a retired industrial mechanic for Zardic Corporation.  Mr. Early was preceded in death by brothers, Sidney Early, James Early, and Leon Early. 

Surviving are his wife, Sandra Hawkins Early; daughter, Dawn Hackett of Haines City, Fl.; son, Rodney Early of Lakeland, Fl. and Norman Early, Jr. of Buford, Ga.; sisters, Dora Early Clark of Creve Coeur, Ill. and Linda Honeycutt of Searcy, Ark.; stepchildren, Lisa Sanford, Stacy Tudor, and Leigh Ann Smith; 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive. 

Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 8, at 1:30 p.m. from the Springcreek Baptist Church with Brother Chris Holmen and Rev. David Romine officiating, interment in Little Sand Mt. Church Cemetery.  Active pallbearers are Jerry Mixon, Stacey Tudor, Craig Sanford, Rodney Early, Nick Smith, and Norm Early, III. 

The family will receive friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

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