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Celebrating the life of
Maurice Calvin Peters
January 02, 1924 - June 20, 2018
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200
  • Family will receive friends one hour prior to funeral service
  • 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. - Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Funeral Service
  • 1:00pm - Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
  • 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31406

  • 912-352-7200
  • Burial to follow in
  • Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
  • 315 Greenwich Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843

May fond memories and the love of one another carry you through the days ahead. Love endures all things even in times of sorrow “2 Corinthians 1:3” also John 5:28,29”.

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May the friends and family of Mr. Peters 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, , CT

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

My sincere condolences to the family, please read Isaiah chapter 25 verse 8. This scripture gives us encouragement about death, soon death will be done away with for good which means llwe won't have to worry about losing our loved ones anymore.

Kay F, 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

Charley, Nora and Family, Very sorry for your loss. May Mr. Peters Rest In Eternal Peace. God Bless

Cam & Roy Banks, Flowery Branch, Ga

Maurice Calvin Peters, aged 94, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 20th 2018 at Hospice Savannah after a brief illness.

He was born in Slagle, West Virginia o January 2nd, 1924 to Otha Alan and Mary Ellen Ingles Peters. Maurice grew up in Beckley, West Virginia.

Maurice joined the US Navy in July of 1941. Being underage, his Mother gave permission for him to join. He finished his high school studies, and then went on to radio school. While there, the Japanese struck Pearl Harbor, and he was immediately shipped off with thousands of others to the Pacific. He remained in that vast ocean for the entire duration of the war. A few years later , Maurice joined the US Marines and served with the Engineers in Korea.
And again, after Korea, he went to the Air Force. By this time, he was so tough, he was not even required to do the Air Force basic training. He was an instructor, teaching the Army how to maintain and repair all types of vehicles. Eventually being transferred to Hunter Air Force Base in Savannah, as it was then a SAC base, he and his family decided this was the place to come back to in the future. In 1963, Maurice had to go to Alaska for a year, leaving his wife Beatrice and 4 children for that time. Upon his return, the family was packed up for Kirkland AFB in Albuquerque, New Mexico. In June of 1966, Maurice put in for his retirement when he got orders to go to Vietnam. The family did in fact come back to Savannah. Maurice, better known as “Pete” went back to Hunter, this time in a Civil Service position with the DOD doing what he did best, maintaining and repairing vehicles, eventually being over the entire motor pool under a government contractor until 1987.

Maurice survived Colo-rectal cancer in 1987. He stopped working at this point due to the recovery time of about 12 months. He did building maintenance off and on for a few years. He then worked part time as a courier from 1993 until about 2007 for East Coast Diagnostics, (now Triad Isotopes).  Maurice was a member of the American Legion and is listed on the World War II Registry as an Honoree at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.

Preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Lundy Peters and daughter, Nancy Tirado. Maurice is survived by his son, Charles (Susan) of Winthrop, Mass.; his daughters, Mary Beth Graham (Gene) of Richmond Hill and Nora Holloway of Pooler. He also leaves behind six grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all.

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May fond memories and the love of one another carry you through the days ahead. Love endures all things even in times of sorrow “2 Corinthians 1:3” also John 5:28,29”.

, ,

May the friends and family of Mr. Peters 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, , CT

I'm sorry for your loss. It is never easy to lose someone we love. The Bible gives a sure hope of a resurrection. The scripture found at Isaiah 25:8 tells us that one day soon God will put in end to death. Please visit jw.org for more comforting information on this subject.

Kelly, Pooler, Ga

My sincere condolences to the family, please read Isaiah chapter 25 verse 8. This scripture gives us encouragement about death, soon death will be done away with for good which means llwe won't have to worry about losing our loved ones anymore.

Kay F, 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

Charley, Nora and Family, Very sorry for your loss. May Mr. Peters Rest In Eternal Peace. God Bless

Cam & Roy Banks, Flowery Branch, Ga


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