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Celebrating the life of
Margaret Kitchens Brantley
February 24, 1923 - April 13, 2018
Loving and Devoted Wife, Mother, and Grandmother.
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Visitation
  • 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. - Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 11:00 a.m. - Tuesday, April 17, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Interment
  • Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park
  • 1600 Wheaton Street (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-234-3458

Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Brantley family. May the love of family and friends as well as the words at “Psalm 147:3” also “2 Corinthians 1:3,4” continued to help you get through this most difficult times.

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May the friends and family of Mrs. Brantley find comfort in the Bible's promises that soon, "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28, 29), and "[God] will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Revelation 21:3, 4). We can also rest assured that God 'will swallow up death forever, and He will wipe away the tears from all faces...for He himself has spoken it.' (Isaiah 25:8) https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/about-life-and-death/

Paulaina, ,

"Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out."-John 5:28,29. I am so sorry for your family's loss. May God's word bring you comfort during this difficult time.

B.B, , Ga

I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is very painful. I can't exactly understand how you feel, but our Heavenly Father Jehovah does and he will keep raising you up. May he sustain you at this time of such great sorrow. May the wonderful memories you have of Margaret bring you comfort during this difficult time and the words found at Isaiah 41:10,13 where God says he will help you and sustain you with his right hand of righteousness. Please go to jw.org to find the answer to any bible questions such as what happens when are loved one dies.

S. Love, , Ga

Dear Rick, Lynn and Family. I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

Jay Hall, Savannah, Georgia

My sincere condolences for your loss. Margaret made fried chicken and caramel cake for my birthday many times. May she Rest In Peace.

Ann E Brantley, Savannah, GA

I have known this sweet lady from the time I was a boy growing up at Morningside Baptist Church. Dixie, and I both love her very much. Her husband was one of my Sunday School teachers when I was a boy. Both he, and Mrs. Brantley had a positive influence on my life.

Herbert Hilderbrand, savannah, Ga.

My sincere condolences to the family sorry for your loss. The Bible tells us that soon death will be done away with for good (Isaiah 25:8). That will definitely be a time we all look forward to.

Kay F , Savannah , GA

We are all children of God. We thank Him for everything we have. We give him thanks for sharing Margaret with us for many fruitful years during which she raised a wonderful Christian family. She will be missed.j. Life goes on according to His plan. I am sure she accomplished her part in it and is now at His side. May all of us follow her example and some day be together again. God bless. Dr. Joe and Maria.

Joseph & Maria DeJunco, Eatonton , Ga.

What a lovely, lovely lady!! Deborah, its been a while, but know we are praying for you and all the family. "Aunt Margaret" was special to so many. Love you, guys!

Timothy & Karen Smith, Pooler, GA

Margaret was so very special. We loved her and I especially enjoyed her humor and friendship. Our prayers are with the family.

Barbara Haile, Savannah , Ga.

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

I remember her caramel cake, which our family still makes. I remember what a primary role that she and Mr Brantley had in the lives of the Haile children and , am sure Ricky’s girls. I alway remember that she was a phenomenal cook. She made ambrosia without coconut for my best friend, her daughter, Deborah. She was such a lady who loved her family. She will be missed.

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Deborah and family, So sorry for your the loss of your dear sweet Mother. We pray for you, Cliff and Rick and Lynn and families to feel the comfort and peace from our Lord and Savior during this difficult time. Again, we love you and are so sorry for your lost. Jesse, Jeanne, Sean and Branden Haile

Jesse Haile, N. Olmsted, Oh

We are praying for you and the family! Your mom/mil sounds like another Johnson County Gem! I know she will be greatly missed but rejoice with you that she is with the Lord she loved and served.

Jim and Joy Fason, Eatonton, GA

I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences. May you find comfort in warm memories. And the coming promises from the Bible. Such as Revelation 21 : 3,4 " With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say :' Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. ' "

Thomasa, Malden, MA

Thinking about the caramel cake made me smile! She was a beautiful and kind lady, one who was part of my life for as long as I can remember. Prayers for you all.

Susan Halligan, ,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Would have enjoyed meeting this sweet lady. God now has another angel with him. Love you sweet friends Rick and Lynn. In God's love, mercy and grace. Jerry & Wilma

Jerry & Wilma Smith, Eatonton, GA

SAVANNAH_Margaret Kitchens Brantley, 95, passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018.
Margaret was born on February 24, 1923 to the late Charlie and Velma Kitchens in Johnson County, GA and grew up on the family farm. After graduating from Adrian High School, she moved to Savannah during WWII and worked as a telephone operator for Southern Bell. She married JC Brantley in 1946 and devoted her life to her family. She was an excellent cook and was known for her fried chicken and caramel cake.
Margaret was an active member of Morningside Baptist Church for 50 years where she served in the Sunday school ministry and Women's Missionary Union. She was a leader in the GA program, and helped to start and run the church library. She has been a member of Southside Baptist Church for the past 12 years.
Preceded in death by a son Freddie and her husband of 57 years; she is survived by her son, Rick Brantley (Lynn); a daughter, Deborah Haile (Cliff); five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel with Reverend Jon Humphreys officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Hillcrest Abbey East Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, Jeremy, Adam, and Eric Haile; and her nephews, Michael and Reverend Kenneth Brantley, and David Brown.

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Our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the Brantley family. May the love of family and friends as well as the words at “Psalm 147:3” also “2 Corinthians 1:3,4” continued to help you get through this most difficult times.

, ,

May the friends and family of Mrs. Brantley find comfort in the Bible's promises that soon, "all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out" (John 5:28, 29), and "[God] will wipe out every tear from [our] eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Revelation 21:3, 4). We can also rest assured that God 'will swallow up death forever, and He will wipe away the tears from all faces...for He himself has spoken it.' (Isaiah 25:8) https://www.jw.org/en/bible-teachings/questions/about-life-and-death/

Paulaina, ,

"Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out."-John 5:28,29. I am so sorry for your family's loss. May God's word bring you comfort during this difficult time.

B.B, , Ga

I am so very sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one in death is very painful. I can't exactly understand how you feel, but our Heavenly Father Jehovah does and he will keep raising you up. May he sustain you at this time of such great sorrow. May the wonderful memories you have of Margaret bring you comfort during this difficult time and the words found at Isaiah 41:10,13 where God says he will help you and sustain you with his right hand of righteousness. Please go to jw.org to find the answer to any bible questions such as what happens when are loved one dies.

S. Love, , Ga

Dear Rick, Lynn and Family. I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

Jay Hall, Savannah, Georgia

My sincere condolences for your loss. Margaret made fried chicken and caramel cake for my birthday many times. May she Rest In Peace.

Ann E Brantley, Savannah, GA

I have known this sweet lady from the time I was a boy growing up at Morningside Baptist Church. Dixie, and I both love her very much. Her husband was one of my Sunday School teachers when I was a boy. Both he, and Mrs. Brantley had a positive influence on my life.

Herbert Hilderbrand, savannah, Ga.

Candle tribute lit by Lissa Coleman — Georgia

My sincere condolences to the family sorry for your loss. The Bible tells us that soon death will be done away with for good (Isaiah 25:8). That will definitely be a time we all look forward to.

Kay F , Savannah , GA

We are all children of God. We thank Him for everything we have. We give him thanks for sharing Margaret with us for many fruitful years during which she raised a wonderful Christian family. She will be missed.j. Life goes on according to His plan. I am sure she accomplished her part in it and is now at His side. May all of us follow her example and some day be together again. God bless. Dr. Joe and Maria.

Joseph & Maria DeJunco, Eatonton , Ga.

Candle tribute lit by Laura Benso n — Tennessee

What a lovely, lovely lady!! Deborah, its been a while, but know we are praying for you and all the family. "Aunt Margaret" was special to so many. Love you, guys!

Timothy & Karen Smith, Pooler, GA

Margaret was so very special. We loved her and I especially enjoyed her humor and friendship. Our prayers are with the family.

Barbara Haile, Savannah , Ga.

My condolences to the family. May you find comfort in the scripture at Revelation 21:4 and the website jw. org.

Niecy, Savannah, GA

Candle tribute lit by Janice, Michael & Family — North Carolina

I remember her caramel cake, which our family still makes. I remember what a primary role that she and Mr Brantley had in the lives of the Haile children and , am sure Ricky’s girls. I alway remember that she was a phenomenal cook. She made ambrosia without coconut for my best friend, her daughter, Deborah. She was such a lady who loved her family. She will be missed.

, ,

Deborah and family, So sorry for your the loss of your dear sweet Mother. We pray for you, Cliff and Rick and Lynn and families to feel the comfort and peace from our Lord and Savior during this difficult time. Again, we love you and are so sorry for your lost. Jesse, Jeanne, Sean and Branden Haile

Jesse Haile, N. Olmsted, Oh

Candle tribute lit by Faith Eudy — Virginia

We are praying for you and the family! Your mom/mil sounds like another Johnson County Gem! I know she will be greatly missed but rejoice with you that she is with the Lord she loved and served.

Jim and Joy Fason, Eatonton, GA

I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences. May you find comfort in warm memories. And the coming promises from the Bible. Such as Revelation 21 : 3,4 " With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say :' Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. ' "

Thomasa, Malden, MA

Thinking about the caramel cake made me smile! She was a beautiful and kind lady, one who was part of my life for as long as I can remember. Prayers for you all.

Susan Halligan, ,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Would have enjoyed meeting this sweet lady. God now has another angel with him. Love you sweet friends Rick and Lynn. In God's love, mercy and grace. Jerry & Wilma

Jerry & Wilma Smith, Eatonton, GA


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