Richter, Veronica Ann "Ronnie" (Summerville)

Monday, February 11, 2019

Veronica Ann “Ronnie” Richter completed her earthly journey on February 7, 2019 after a valiant fight against cancer.

Ronnie was born in Newport News, Va. to Carroll H. and Anne Bonday on Feb. 25, 1942. She lived in the Tidewater area of Virginia into adulthood. She met Dick Richter, the love of her life through her brother Carroll Anthony Bonday. Before they even met, they had noticed each other across the fence since their backyards touched. It was a fateful meeting because Ronnie had attended Catholic School through high school and at one point, even considered becoming a nun. Dick and their future four children are glad she reconsidered and the two were married on Sept. 2, 1961. 

Their 57 years of adventure together took them to live in Virginia, Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee and then back to Georgia where they found a home for over 30 years in Summerville. Ronnie fell in love with her community and its people. She loved her work in the Chattooga County School System as she helped youth develop their potential. She loved her church, Summerville First United Methodist and served in many roles through the years as well as being one of their strongest prayer warriors.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Carroll and her daughter, Karen Richter May.

She is survived by her loving husband, Dick Richter; her three sons, Richard (Donna), Jay (Alice) and Stephen (Lynda); son-in-law, David May; grandchildren, Hillary May, Elizabeth Richter Tarver (Zack), Ryan May, Brandyn May, R. Lee Richter, Sarah Richter, Jackson Richter, Anna Richter, Eli Richter, Max Richter and Augie Richter; her sister, Diane Hux; sister-in-law, Linda (George) Davies, brother-in-law, Gene (Gail) Richter; special sister, Liz Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.

The family has been overwhelmed by the love and support of the pastor and people of Summerville First UMC, the people of Little Sand Mountain Baptist Church. We will always be thankful to all the friends and family that have loved and supported Ronnie in all the places and through all the times of her life especially, Paula Davis for helping take care of things on the mountain.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Ed Judy officiating. The family will then receive friends at 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The family will also be available to receive friends one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Summerville First United Methodist Church P.O. Box 187 Summerville, Ga 30747. 

Earle Rainwater Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Cobb, Mary Hughes (Dalton)

Burse, James (LaFayette)

Brown, Elrod Irene (Dalton)


Mary Hughes Cobb, age 89, of Dalton, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Pleasant Valley Personal Care Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Thomas Cobb. Survivors ... (click for more)

James Burse, age 84, of LaFayette, Georgia, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019. Arrangements and survivors will be announced at a later date, Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia. (click for more)

Irene Elrod Brown, age 86, of Dalton, Georgia, was called home to her Savior and Heavenly Father on Thursday, November 14, 2019. She was born in Gadsden, Al. on Sept. 4, 1933, daughter of ... (click for more)


Area Obituaries

Cobb, Mary Hughes (Dalton)

Mary Hughes Cobb, age 89, of Dalton, passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Pleasant Valley Personal Care Home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Thomas Cobb. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Michelle and Bruce Conley of Varnell; two sons and daughters-in-law, Rick and Elaine Cobb of Dalton and Mike and Katherine Cobb of Ellijay; grandchildren, ... (click for more)

Burse, James (LaFayette)

James Burse, age 84, of LaFayette, Georgia, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019. Arrangements and survivors will be announced at a later date, Willis Funeral Home, Inc., Dalton, Georgia. (click for more)

Obituaries

Vera Trotter

Vera Trotter, 81 of Rossville, Georgia, passed away on November 15, 2019. Vera grew up in the San Luis Valley of Colorado but she had lived in the Rossville area for 60 years. Vera was preceded in death by her son, David and her husband of 19 years, Stanley. She is survived by her daughters, Lisa (John) Harrison and Janelle (Tim) Ladina; grandchildren, Jack Harrison-Quintana; ... (click for more)

John Fields, Jr.

John Fields Jr., 64, of East Ridge, passed away on November 17, 2019. He graduated from East Ridge High School. John was a member of Greenslake Road Church of Christ. He was a lifelong public servant, he served in many capacities within the local fire and police departments. John was a former reserve officer for the City of East Ridge Police Department, prior to East Ridge he ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Motorcyclist, 30, Killed On Interstate 24 After Rear-Ending Tractor-Trailer At High Rate Of Speed

A motorcyclist was killed Saturday afternoon on Interstate 24. The crash occurred at 18400 Interstate 24 eastbound at approximately 4:33 p.m. The CPD Traffic Unit responded to the scene. A Suzuki motorcycle was traveling near mile marker 184 at a high rate of speed when the driver struck the rear of an International semi-truck. The man, 30, separated from ... (click for more)

University Of Georgia Photographer From Ringgold Released From Hospital After Scary Incident

A University of Georgia photographer who was knocked unconscious as she stood on the sidelines at the Auburn game on Saturday has been released from the hospital. Chamberlain Smith was carted off the field after being struck by a player and was taken to East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. Her mother, Layna Smith, later said she was "conscious & in good spirits." ... (click for more)