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Amanda "Mandy" Hubbard Sedgwick - FEB 15, 2020

Amanda

Amanda “Mandy” Hubbard Sedgwick, 74, formerly of Tybee Island, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Valentine’s Day. She was the daughter of the late Louis Dexter Hubbard and Ellen Osterbind Hubbard of Fredericksburg, VA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael James Sedgwick and her brother, Louis Dexter Hubbard, Jr. Surviving are her sisters, Mary Charles Blakebrough of Durham, NC and Louisa DeVore (Phil) of Springfield, VA and a brother, Carter Clarke Hubbard, Sr. (Barbara) of Savannah, GA, 4 nephews, 4 nieces and 6 grand nieces and nephews. Mandy was born i ...

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Samuel Hill Morgan, Jr. - FEB 15, 2020

Samuel Hill Morgan, Jr.

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George Aloysious Ebberwein, Jr. - FEB 14, 2020

George Aloysious Ebberwein, Jr.

George Aloysious Ebberwein, Jr., 85, died Friday, February 14th at Azalealand Nursing Home.  He was born in 1934 in Jersey City, NJ, the son of Anne Dowling Ebberwein and George Aloysious Ebberwein, and lived there for 11 years. After his family returned to Savannah, he attended Sacred Heart, Benedictine and Commercial High School.  He worked for the Central of Georgia Railway Company before joining the U.S. Navy.  After his military service, he became a U.S. Merchant Marine, beginning a career that took him all around the world many times and included service in the Vietn ...

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Janet Teresa Spillane - FEB 13, 2020

Janet Teresa Spillane

Janet Teresa Spillane died Thursday, February 13, 2020. The Lakeland, Florida native was born May 23, 1926 to Thomas R. Spillane and Elizabeth Morgan Spillane. A resident of Savannah since 1937, she graduated from St. Vincent’s Academy and Armstrong Junior College (now Armstrong Atlantic State University). She received her BS degree in Chemistry, with honors, from Fontbonne College, St. Louis, MO and St. Louis University, where she was elected to Phi Mu Epsilon and Kappa Gamma Pi National Honor Societies. Ms. Spillane was employed by the U.S. Public Health Service, CDC, Technical D ...

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Elizabeth Oleson - FEB 13, 2020

Elizabeth Oleson

Elizabeth Oleson, 92, died Thursday, February 13, 2020. The long time Savannah resident was a charter member of St. James Catholic Church and longtime employee of South Atlantic Utilities. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Fred B. Oleson, Jr. and Denise Oleson of Anderson, SC; grandson, Shawn Oleson of Augusta and extended family, Mark Smith, Tom Smith and Don Smith, all of Savannah. The family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel with the rosary at 6:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian ...

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Leona Tyre Sapp MAY 25, 1926 - FEB 11, 2020

Leona Tyre Sapp

Mrs. Sapp was born Emily Leona to the late Asa C. and Anna Tyre on May 25,1926, in Jesup, GA. She’s the baby sister to three brothers who also preceded her: Marvin (Lillie Mae) Tyre, Randolph (Kitty) Tyre and Otto (Dinky) Tyre. They all loved her, protected her, and spoiled her rotten! She met and married the late Irvin Sapp, Sr., while serving as a nurse at The Leapheart Hospital in Jesup, GA. Together, they produced five children to share their life, love, and pursuit of happiness. She devoted all her love and time as a homemaker and mother of five surviving children, Irv ...

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Laura Randolph Stevens Devendorf - FEB 10, 2020

Laura Randolph Stevens Devendorf

A polymath. An empath. A delighted recipient and unparalleled giver of absurd humor. A loving wife, mother, and friend. An ardent warrior for righting wrongs. A guardian of the beautiful, vulnerable, and good. A wordsmith whom words cannot capture. Laura Randolph Stevens Devendorf, inspired and inspirational, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by family and friends on February 10, 2020. Born in Savannah, Georgia, on November 23, 1931, Laura, known to her family as Lolly, was the daughter of John Porter Stevens and Martha Jefferson Randolph Stevens of Savannah and Sunbury.  ...

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Gheorghe Negrea APR 19, 1929 - FEB 10, 2020

Gheorghe Negrea

Gheorghe Negrea was born in Slatina, now Ukraine, on 4/19/1929.  He passed away at his residence on 2/10/2020 after a long and difficult illness, surrounded by his family. He was an accountant by trade and lived most of his life in Sighet, Romania.  He joined his family in the U.S. in 1988.  While here, he held other jobs but his main contribution was to the unity of his family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eusebia Negrea and by his parents, Ilie and Floare.  He is survived by his son, O. George Negrea, MD, daughter-in-law, Cristina Negrea, MD both of Savanna ...

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Joan Morrison Inhulsen - FEB 09, 2020

Joan Morrison Inhulsen

Joan Morrison Inhulsen, 88, died Sunday, February 9, 2020 at Memorial University Medical Center.  The Savannah native was born in Biddeford, Maine and raised in Savannah, graduating from Savannah High School.  She worked for Union Camp Corporation for several years and then for Continental Can Corporation before moving to Kansas City with her husband, Union Camp Executive Herman M. “Buddy” Inhulsen.  They returned to Savannah in 1988 and settled at The Landings on Skidaway Island.  She was a member of Skidaway Island United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Inhulsen ...

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Laura M. Siebert JUN 13, 1923 - FEB 07, 2020

Laura M. Siebert

Laura Muse Siebert, 96, peacefully transitioned to her heavenly father on February 7, 2020. She was born on June 13, 1923 in Wellington, TX. She was working at the Pentagon when she met the love of her life, Alvin Siebert, who is surely dancing with her now. She spent most of her life in Savannah, GA until she moved to Marietta, GA to be closer to her loving daughter and family. Laura retired from the Corps of Engineers as a Personnel Management Specialist and received numerous medals and commendations during her career. She was a member of NARFE (National Active and Retired Federal Empl ...

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Jean Kincaid Hepper - FEB 06, 2020

Jean Kincaid Hepper

Jean Kincaid Hepper, age 94, passed away on February 6, 2020. Jean was born as Jean Lois Kincaid on July 4, 1925 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Samuel Carothers and Mary Bert Kincaid. She graduated from Penn State University, with a degree in Education, where she met her husband, Clifford Rudolph Hepper.  They graduated on July 3, 1947, her birthday was July 4 and they were married on July 5, 1947. Jean and Clif moved frequently during his career with homes and friends in Woodbury New Jersey (Philadelphia), Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Palos Verdes California (Los Angeles) and Bryn Mawr Pe ...

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Edward Mouzon Gay SEP 14, 1933 - FEB 03, 2020

Edward Mouzon Gay

Edward Mouzon Gay, age 86, passed away peacefully on February 3, 2020 at Savannah Hospice Inc. after a short illness. He was a member of Higher Ground (Cresthill) Baptist Church.  He worked for McLean Trucking and Yellow Freight for many years prior to retirement. He was the son of Edward Lee and Frances Mouzon Gay of Savannah. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Laurence L. Gay.  Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Kay S. Gay of Savannah; a son, Eddie Gay (Sheryl) of Savannah and a daughter Fran Perrault-Strong (Jim) of Athens, GA. He had 3 gra ...

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Thomas T. Potterfield SEP 07, 1929 - FEB 03, 2020

Thomas T. Potterfield

Thomas (Tom) Tyler Potterfield, Sr., loving husband, father and grandfather passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020 at the age of 90. Tom was born in Leesburg, Virginia on September 7, 1929. He attended Auburn University and graduated from the University of Maryland after serving in the United States Navy for two years.  He had a 30-year career with Ralston Purina, starting in sales and finishing his career as the U.S. Eastern Regional Sales and Manufacturing Manager.  Tom was affectionately referred to as the “gentle giant” because of his large stature but extremely kind ...

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Marigail R. Brackeen NOV 17, 1936 - FEB 03, 2020

Marigail R. Brackeen

MARIGAIL ROTHWELL BRACKEEN Savannah/Tybee Island, GA, 83 died February 3, 2020 at home on Tybee Island. She was born November 17, 1936 in Norfolk, VA, to the late Hugh and Lillian Rothwell.  She lived in MS, NM, AZ, CA and MO before retiring in Savannah. She earned a bachelors degree in Art History from the University of Arizona and an associates degree in computer programming from the University of Missouri St. Louis. She sold residential and commercial real estate and used her data analyst skills to solve Y2K issues. Throughout her adult years she was active in the League of Women Voter ...

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Brian Lee Solis FEB 02, 1978 - FEB 02, 2020

Brian Lee Solis

Brian Lee Solis passed away peacefully on his 42nd birthday at Tampa General Hospital surrounded by his family. Born in Chicago, Illinois on February 2, 1978, he was the son of Ronald and Carol Solis and brother of Peter and Faye, his twin sister.  He grew up and lived most of his adult life in Savannah, Georgia graduating from Hershel V. Jenkins High School in 1996.  He was a veteran of the United States Navy where he served as an Aviation Electrician’s Mate (AE) stationed in Jacksonville, Florida. Known affectionately as “Uncle Buck” to those he loved and wh ...

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Lola Terrol Howard MAR 25, 1932 - FEB 01, 2020

Lola Terrol Howard

Lola Terrol Howard celebrated her final sunset on January 31 passing in the early hours of February 1, 2020 in Savannah GA. Lola had a bit of gypsy in her soul, and lived in diverse locales from Vermont, New Hampshire, Colorado, California, DC, Virginia, Florida and Georgia to France and Australia. Lola loved horses, sailing and her Havanese, Trouble. She is survived by family and friends worldwide. In lieu of flowers, Lola’s friends and family are encouraged to raise a gin and tonic and toast the sunset.  A memorial service will be planned soon. ...

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Joseph E. Warenzak JUN 04, 1931 - FEB 01, 2020

Joseph E. Warenzak

Joseph Edward Warenzak I have been reading other obituaries and now comes the time to read mine. I was born June 4, 1931 in Scranton, PA.  My beloved city that lies in a valley between two mountains.  I was the son of John and Agnes Warenzak, both who had come to America from Poland.  I came to Savannah in 1949 while in the Air Force and upon discharge fell in love with Savannah and decided to stay.  Most of my working career has been in the trucking industry.  I retired from Bowman Transportation in 1985 with 25 years of service as the Savannah Terminal Manag ...

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Fred Allen Irwin NOV 13, 1929 - JAN 31, 2020

Fred Allen Irwin

Mr. Fred Allen Irwin passed away on January 31st, 2020. Mr. Irwin graduated from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT., in June of 1951. He served on active duty in the USMCR from September of ’51 to September of ’53. He attained the rank of Captain. He joined the Aluminum Co. of America’s sales force in January of ’54 and left in ’55 to join a small N.Y.C. advertising firm called Geer DuBois. Received an MBA from N.Y.U. School of Business and finally retired as a Senior Vice President after forty years at Geer DuBois. He managed the accounts of IBM, American ...

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Leroy "Lee" Fleming Smith, Jr. - JAN 29, 2020

Leroy

Leroy (Lee) Fleming Smith Jr., 84, died January 29, 2020 in St. Petersburg, Florida after a life well-lived.   Lee was born and raised in Savannah, GA and spent summers with his grandmother, sister and cousins in Furman, SC. He was the son of Leroy Fleming Smith, Sr. and Helen Tuten Smith.  He thrived in the rural farm life running barefoot through the fields, riding his bicycle, fishing in Joan Pen and reading the entire bible with his maternal grandmother.  He worked hard in school and was an ROTC graduate at 16 years old from Savannah High School.  He received a ...

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Robert W. Behrens SEP 01, 1936 - JAN 27, 2020

Robert W. Behrens

Robert “Bob” Behrens passed away quietly on January 27, 2020 at the age of 83, probably the first thing he did quietly, after a short battle with pneumonia and complications from Parkinson’s. Before Parkinson’s affects, Bob would have told you to call him “The Old Geezer”. Bob had such capacity for love and would talk with people whom many others would overlook. Bob was born September 1, 1936 in Lancaster, Ohio to Minerva Murphy and Richard Behrens, although he would tell you that his stepfather John Ruckman was more like “Dad”. He leaves behi ...

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Bruce Lloyd Jernigan III (USCG, Ret.) - JAN 27, 2020

Bruce Lloyd Jernigan III (USCG, Ret.)

Bruce Lloyd Jernigan III, 70, passed away Monday, January 27, 2020 at Memorial University Medical Center.  He was born in Savannah, son of Bruce L. Jernigan Jr. and Frances Goodman.  Bruce graduated from Groves High School where he was enrolled in the ROTC program.  He entered the Georgia National Guard after graduation and later entered the United States Navy serving during Vietnam.   After the Navy tour, he joined the United States Coast Guard as a Boatswain Mate and ultimately attended Hospital Corpsman School and retired after 20 years as a Corpsman.  In 1992, ...

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Susan Shippee Wycoff - JAN 26, 2020

Susan Shippee Wycoff

Susan Shippee Wycoff, 67, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020 at her home.  She was born in Hialeah, FL daughter Robert G. and Evelyn Corderio Shippee.  She was reared in Kennesaw, GA where in 1970 graduated from North Cobb High School.  Susan was retired after many years as Supervisor Ground Operations from World Airways in Peachtree City, GA.  In 2014, her dream came true when she found herself living fulltime on Tybee Island enjoying everything it has to offer.  She loved walks on the beach, wine, the restaurants on Tybee, the Tybee Post Theater and making new f ...

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Charles P. Curtis "Chuck" MAY 30, 1929 - JAN 26, 2020

Charles P. Curtis

Charles P. Curtis "Chuck", 90, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2020 at Memorial Health University Medical Center. He was born New York City on May 30, 1929 to the late Marjorie P. and E.F. Curtis.  Chuck was a 1952 graduate of Colby College in Waterville, ME and proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1952 until 1954. In 1991, Chuck retired after 32 years of service as a Senior Sales Executive at Johnson Matthey Inc. in Devon, PA., a fabricator of precious metals. Chuck was a member, and golf champion of Whitford Country Club in Downingtown, PA. Chuck married his wife Jan in 1962 ...

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Barbara Ann Jawback - JAN 25, 2020

Barbara Ann Jawback

Barbara Ann Jawback, 67, passed away on Saturday, January 25th ,2020 at home surrounded by her family. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Friday, January 31st, 2020 at 3pm at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel, Highway 80E, Whitemarsh Island, GA. The family will receive friends for visitation from 2pm until the time of service. Barbara was born and raised in Cold Spring, NY to the late Thomas Holland and Louise Lemmo Holland. Barbara attended Christler Business School and worked as an Entrepreneur and Restauranteur. She moved to Savannah, GA with her hu ...

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Richard (Dick) Waymack Leech JUL 12, 1930 - JAN 25, 2020

Richard (Dick) Waymack Leech

Richard (Dick) Waymack Leech, age 89, died quietly in his sleep in Fayetteville, North Carolina on 25 January 2020. His devoted wife and partner, Mary Fraps Leech, died 3 July 2013, after 56 years of marriage. Dick was born 12 July 1930, in Florence, Alabama to Paul and Irma Waymack Leech. In their early years, his family lived in many cities in Alabama, and in his mid-teens, they settled in Savannah, where he entered his first year of Savannah High School During a summer vacation, he helped the WW II effort by building 100 lb bombs for the war. After high school, Dick attended Armstrong Jr ...

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Ismael Caleb Hernandez OCT 10, 1937 - JAN 25, 2020

Ismael Caleb Hernandez

Ismael Caleb Hernandez, 82, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020 at Hospice House.  He was born October 10, 1937 to the late Ismael Hernandez, Sr. and Helena Lopez Hernandez.  He graduated from the University of Madrid Medical School, and the University of Miami.  He earned the rank of Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy, serving during the Vietnam Era.  In 1977 he transferred to the U.S. Army as a Major and later advanced to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He was the Deputy Commander of Arctic Health Service Command for the U.S. Army.  He also was the Chief of Amb ...

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James Alan Deering - JAN 24, 2020

James Alan Deering

James Alan Deering, 50, passed away on Friday, January 24, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital after a long illness. James was born in Bossier City, Louisiana, son of Colonel and Mrs. Philip Deering. He graduated from Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, VA and then attended Maine Maritime Academy in Castine, ME.  Out of college, he worked as a Merchant Marine. From there, he worked at Gulfstream and later returned to his love of tugboats where he retired after 12 years from Moran Savannah as Port Engineer. As a devoted son, husband, father and uncle, James had a very special pla ...

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Gene Ann Sweeney Santiago - JAN 24, 2020

Gene Ann Sweeney Santiago

Gene Ann Sweeney Santiago, 87, passed away Friday, January 24, 2020 at her residence.  A Memorial Funeral Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. prior to the Mass.   ...

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Dana Eugene Laughlin FEB 23, 1929 - JAN 23, 2020

Dana Eugene Laughlin

Dana Eugene Laughlin, 90, passed away Thursday, January 23, 2020.  A private burial will be held at a later date in Laurel Grove Cemetery.   ...

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Gabrielle Franklin DEC 03, 1939 - JAN 22, 2020

Gabrielle Franklin

Gabrielle Franklin, 80, passed away on January 22, 2020.             She was born on December 3, 1939 in Beirut, Lebanon, the daughter of Victor Abilama and Helen Nassar. She was bestowed the title Emira as she was a descendant of Lebanon’s ruling family. Emira was an honor and responsibility that she would carry throughout her life. She attended the American University of Beirut. Her first career was as a flight attendant with British Airways, not only a career but would lead her to meeting her husband.  She married Carl Fra ...

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James B. Blackburn, Sr. OCT 18, 1925 - JAN 22, 2020

James B. Blackburn, Sr.

James B. Blackburn (J.B.), born October 18, 1925, near Dover in Screven County, Georgia, died January 22, 2020 at Candler Hospital after a brief illness. He was educated in the public schools of Screven County and graduated at the age of 16 from Rocky Ford High School in 1941. After graduation, he found work at Savannah Machine and Foundry, working on electric engines and then at Southeastern Shipbuilding Corporation, building Liberty ships. At 18 years old, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served in World War II in the South Pacific as a radarman on a sea-going tugboat. After the war, he e ...

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Kyleigh Mills Lindsey AUG 23, 2012 - JAN 21, 2020

Kyleigh Mills Lindsey

Kyleigh Mills Lindsey, age 7, of Ellabell, Georgia gained her angel wings January 21, 2020 at the Egleston Campus of Children’s Hospital of Atlanta.  She was surrounded by her family and an amazing team of doctors and nurses. Kyleigh was born August 23, 2012 in Asheville, North Carolina to Wendy Lightfoot Lindsey and Kyle Lindsey.  She has lived the last 3 ½ years with her Aunt Gail Lightfoot Perry, her Uncle Eddie Perry and her “brother-cousins” Ethan, Jack and Aidan Perry.  Kyleigh was also blessed to gain a “sister-cousin” when Ethan ma ...

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Esther Stevenson Thornton SEP 30, 1936 - JAN 20, 2020

Esther Stevenson Thornton

Esther Stevenson Thornton passed away on Monday, January 20, 2020 with her daughter at her side.  She was born September 30, 1936 in McBurg, Tennessee.  Esther was the youngest of twelve, and was the last surviving sibling.  She attended business college in Nashville on a basketball scholarship.  After college, she married her high school sweetheart and they moved to Savannah where she enjoyed a banking career of forty-five years, (once named top teller in Georgia).  Esther enjoyed playing the piano, having played in her youth at McBurg Methodist Church.  She love ...

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Bette "Cookie" Odom Siddall JAN 06, 1943 - JAN 19, 2020

Bette

Bette “Cookie” Odom Siddall, 77, of Savannah, Georgia died peacefully on January 19, 2020 at Summer Breeze, comforted by family and her dog, Lucy. Cookie was born on January 6, 1943 in Savannah, graduated from Jenkins High School and resided in Savannah most of her life. Cookie is preceded in death by her mother, Mary Ruth Odom, her father, James Donald Odom, and her loving husband Charles Siddall. Surviving are her two daughters, Dabny (Michael) Schwarz, Carla (Stuart) McLellan, her son, Eric (Lara) Siddall, and five grandchildren, Taylor Schwarz, Jessica Schwarz, Keller McL ...

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Michael Jeffery Lance AUG 30, 1955 - JAN 19, 2020

Michael Jeffery Lance

Michael Jeffery Lance, 64, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 19, 2020 at Memorial University Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Mike was born on August 30, 1955 in Greenville, South Carolina to Paul Andrew and Helen (Sandy) Becker Lance. He was a follower of Christ and worshipped at Community Bible Church. Mike moved to Savannah in 1972. He received a BS in Mathematics from Armstrong State College in 1977 and began his career in the computer field. Mike worked at Savannah Foods and Industries for 20 years as a programmer and analyst before joining Atlantic Wood Industries ...

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James Arthur McClure JUN 11, 1926 - JAN 18, 2020

James Arthur McClure

It is with deep sorrow that the family of James Arthur McClure announces his peaceful passing on January 18, 2020 in Savannah, Georgia. He was 93. Jim was born in New London, Connecticut on June 11, 1926 to Homer Lowell McClure and Mary Martha Blake McClure. He is predeceased by his parents and his brother Robert McClure. He is survived by his beloved wife of 71 years, Mary Dorman McClure, his brother H. Lowell McClure Jr., nephew Peter McClure (Mary Diane), nieces Kona Horler (Terence) and Lani McClure (Tim Condon), and treasured great-nephew Spencer McClure. Jim proudly served his country ...

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Florence Elizabeth Nowell Wilson DEC 19, 1939 - JAN 18, 2020

Florence Elizabeth Nowell Wilson

Florence Elizabeth Nowell Wilson, 80, of Savannah, died on January 18, 2020.  “Beth” was pre-deceased by her father, Oliver Alphonso Nowell and mother, Juanita Dasher Nowell.  She was a graduate of Savannah High school. She is survived by her husband Jack; daughter, Doris Sumner (Arthur); sister, Nita Williams (James); brother, Hugh Oliver Nowell (Carolyn); and sister, June Deanie Donahue (Robert) and several cherished nieces and nephews. Beth was employed at Kaiser Agricultural Chemical Company and later in life as a paraprofessional for Savannah Chatham County ...

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Armadell "Faye" Enzor OCT 11, 1936 - JAN 18, 2020

Armadell

Armadell “Faye” Enzor, 83, passed away Saturday, January 18, 2020 at Memorial University Medical Center.  She was born October 11, 1936 in Portal, GA to the late Jack and Mamie Turner Sparks.  Faye worked for Kmart, Lerners clothing store, and also for Dr. James Metts.  She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Jimmy Enzor, two sisters, Mildred Mayo, and Myrtice Williams, one brother, Eugene Sparks, and one sister-in-law, Bobby Jean Yates.  She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and many other relatives. Visitation ...

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Mary Lee Abruzzio MAY 14, 1919 - JAN 18, 2020

Mary Lee Abruzzio

Mary Abruzzio, 100, of Savannah, Georgia, died peacefully in her sleep on January 18, 2020, at Thunderbolt Transitional Care and Rehabilitation in Thunderbolt, Georgia.   Born in Savannah, Georgia on May 14, 1919 and predeceased by her parents, Lula and Desi Lee and her late husband, CMSGT Peter Abruzzio (1918-2000) of Rome, New York. Survivors include her two children, Jennifer Moore (George) of Madison, Alabama and Tony Abruzzio (Sherry) of Tybee Island, Georgia.  Her six grandchildren, Holly Abruzzio, Jill Abruzzio, Stacie Abruzzio, Justin Moore, Erica Moore and Aliso ...

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Nancy Phillips Miller NOV 28, 1937 - JAN 18, 2020

Nancy Phillips Miller

Nancy Phillips Miller, 82, passed away peacefully January 18, 2020 at home under the care of Hospice Savannah surrounded by her husband and children after a 2-1/2 year valiant battle with ovarian cancer. She was born November 28, 1937 in St. Louis, MO the youngest of 10 children born to Alroy and Mildred Phillips. She was a graduate of Beaumont High School in St. Louis and attended the College of Wooster (Ohio) where she met her future husband Thomas.  She spent most of her life as a homemaker in Orrville, OH, attended the Orrville First Presbyterian church, and was an active member of ...

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Marjorie Hurst Adams SEP 06, 1927 - JAN 17, 2020

Marjorie Hurst Adams

Marjorie Hurst Adams, 92, went to be with her Lord, Friday, January 17, 2020, while under the care of Hospice at Azalealand Nursing Home. She was born in Savannah to William (Dessie) and Bertie Hurst. In 1950, Mrs. Adams married Cecil L. Adams. He was enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, which allowed them to travel extensively before returning to Savannah.  After lovingly raising her children, she took a job as an office manager for twenty years with Nabisco. Mrs. Adams was a faithful servant of her Lord as a member of Central Church of Christ for over fifty years. In addition to her pa ...

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Troy Albert Bouy AUG 30, 1929 - JAN 16, 2020

Troy Albert Bouy

Troy Albert Bouy, 90, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, January 16, 2020 surrounded by his family. Troy was born on August 30, 1929 to Joseph Albert & Antionette Trouard Bouy in the Sugar Refinery Village in Port Wentworth, GA. He attended Lake Charles High School for two years in Louisiana before graduating from Savannah High in 1949 and graduated from Southern Tech. After college, he returned home and joined the Air National Guard Reserves. He married the love of his life, Frances Bacon Bouy, on August 14, 1954. Mr. Bouy was a retired residential and commercial builder in ...

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Thomas Paul O'Brien NOV 25, 1955 - JAN 16, 2020

Thomas Paul O'Brien

Tom O’Brien, 64, of Savannah, GA, piano instructor, died Thursday, January 16, 2020 at Memorial Hospital. Born November 25, 1955 in Jacksonville, FL, Tom was an only child to Thomas and Anne O’Brien of Savannah, GA.  Tom attended The Savannah Country Day School, Jacksonville University, Boston University, and was a music major studying classical piano and voice.  Tom spent some early career years working in corporate America before he decided to pursue his true love of piano with teaching Tom was preceded in death by both parents--his father, Thomas Sr in 1972 and h ...

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Bernard W. Grozine - JAN 15, 2020

Bernard W. Grozine

Bernard "Bernie" William Grozine, 69, passed away peacefully at home on January 15, 2020, surrounded by his wife and children after a heroic battle against pancreatic cancer.  He was born May 6, 1950, in New York, New York, the son of Dr. John and Felice Grozine.  Bernie attended the University of Georgia where he met his beloved wife, Sharon.  He graduated in 1972 before earning his Master's Degree in History, also from the University of Georgia.  He and Sharon were married on November 1, 1975. Savannah became Bernie and his family's forever home in 19 ...

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John M. DeLoach SEP 27, 1965 - JAN 15, 2020

John M. DeLoach

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Dustin E. Meeks OCT 11, 1980 - JAN 14, 2020

Dustin E. Meeks

Dustin E. Meeks, age 39, went home to be with his Lord Jesus, who he loved, on January 14, 2020 (2 Cor. 5:8).   He was at home with his parents at the time of his passing.  Dustin was born and lived in Savannah all his life.  Dustin was a friend to many and loved everyone with a special God given gift of unconditional love.  Because of his unique loving personality, he was also loved by many people.  Before his mobility began to be restricted, Dustin worked PT at several places, including the Chic-fil-A restaurant at Oglethorpe Mall, ...

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Anna Cone Seyle OCT 01, 1925 - JAN 14, 2020

Anna Cone Seyle

Anna Cone Seyle, 94, passed away peacefully on January 14, 2020.  Born on October 1, 1925 in Statesboro, Georgia, she was the daughter of Howell Cobb Cone and Katharine Parker Cone and was the last born of seven children.  The family relocated to Savannah in 1933 when her father was appointed Collector of Customs by President Franklin Roosevelt Anna was predeceased by her parents, her husband of 48 years, Charles Winchester Seyle, Sr.; brothers, Howell Cobb Cone, Jr., William Cone, Thomas Cone, and sisters, Sarah Katharine Bowen, Constance Cone and Frances Lambright. She attend ...

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Cecil Brux DeLorme - JAN 12, 2020

Cecil Brux DeLorme

Cecil Brux DeLorme, 88, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at his residence.  He was born in 1931 in Charleston, SC, son of Charles T. DeLorme and Leonie Brux DeLorme. He was a graduate of Savannah High School, Armstrong College and the University of Georgia.  He also studied law at the Gilbert Johnson Law School and passed the Georgia Bar. Shortly thereafter, he joined Great Dane Trailers as manager of Industrial Relations and retired in 1995 from the position of Corporate Employee Relations Manager. Mr. DeLorme was a member of the Georgia and Savannah Bar Associations, T ...

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Stephen C. Russell - JAN 10, 2020

Stephen C. Russell

Stephen Christopher Russell, age 50, of Savannah, Georgia died Friday, January 10, 2020 in the care of Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. He was surrounded by his family and friends. Steve was born in Columbus, Georgia on December 7, 1969 to Suzanne Russell. He grew up in Atlanta and then moved to Savannah in 1990 where he began working at Austin’s Steakhouse on Wilmington Island. In 1994 Steve started working for St. Joseph’s Candler Health System in the printing department and then moved into the Information Services Department, where he continued to work for the p ...

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Russell W. Bennett JUL 13, 1925 - JAN 10, 2020

Russell W. Bennett

Russell W. Bennett passed away on January 10, 2020 surrounded by his care givers at The Oaks skilled nursing facility Skidaway Island Savannah, GA. He was born on July 13, 1925 in Somerville, MA. His parents were Marion Gladys (Bickford) and Mason Edward Bennett. He graduated from Worcester Academy and then earned a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from Tufts University, Medford, MA. In 1950, he married Barbara Claire Ehrenborg. They were married for 55 years and had two daughters. Russell worked for Fisher Scientific Company (now Thermo Fisher Scientific) from 1952 to 1982 retiring as ...

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Barbara (Bobbie) Sabin Cole - JAN 09, 2020

Barbara (Bobbie) Sabin Cole

Barbara (Bobbie) Sabin Cole, age 89, of Savannah, Georgia and Lake Placid, New York, passed away on Thursday, January 9, 2020.  Bobbie died peacefully in her home in Savannah, surrounded by family.  She was born to the late Edward Dana Sabin and Dorothy Mullen Sabin of Jamaica Estates, New York on November 9, 1930. Bobbie attended St. Mary’s School in Garden City New York, before attending Smith College where she majored in English.  Bobbie was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, David Hamilton Cole.  She was a principal in Taylor Travel, Inc., located in Chapp ...

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Joel Donald Lynch SEP 07, 1935 - JAN 09, 2020

Joel Donald Lynch

Joel Donald Lynch, 84, died peacefully on Thursday, January 9, 2020.  Joel was born in LaGrange, GA on September 7, 1935 to Walter and Nettie Lou Lynch.  He graduated from Oglethorpe University, did graduate work at Emory University, and received a law degree from Tulane University. He married the former Dottie Eisenberg of Savannah in February 1959. Joel pursued a career in financial services, beginning his lifetime work at Loeb Rhoades in New York City.  He moved to Savannah in the early 1960s where he joined what would become The Robinson-Humphrey Company.  He was a p ...

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Alice St. Clair Ehlers - JAN 08, 2020

Alice St. Clair Ehlers

Alice St. Clair Ehlers died in Savannah on January 8, 2020. Born in Savannah, she graduated from the Pape School and worked for many years at her father’s insurance business. In her later years she worked as a nurse’s aide.  She was a long-time member of First Presbyterian Church and also active with the Bethel Church services at Signature Healthcare. She is survived by her nephews, Asheton B. Call of Chandler, Arizona, and Charles C. Call of Los Angeles, California and her grandniece Katerina E. Call of Phoenix, Arizona. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January ...

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Mildred C. Roush - JAN 08, 2020

Mildred C. Roush

Mildred Clayton Roush, 96, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at Abercorn Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her son and daughter. She was born April 2, 1923 in Ridgeville, South Carolina to Katherine Green Clayton and Middleton Samuel Clayton of Givhans, SC.   She attended Ridgeville High School where she was Valedictorian of her class. She also attended the University of Cincinnati and the College of Charleston. Her professional career was in credit with Allied Department stores working in various cities including Savannah, GA, Cincinnati, Ohio and Greensboro, NC. She was awar ...

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Dr. Irving Victor - JAN 08, 2020

Dr. Irving Victor

Dr. Irving Victor, 97, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, surrounded by family following a brief illness. Dr. Victor (Vic) was born in Savannah on May 15, 1922, the son of the late Jules and Cecelia Kassell Victor. He graduated from Savannah High School and Armstrong Junior College in 1941 where he was valedictorian and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia where he was a member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Scholastic Society. He received his medical degree from The Medical College of Georgia where he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. D ...

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Harry L. Wilson, III JUL 17, 1927 - JAN 05, 2020

Harry L. Wilson, III

Harry L. Wilson, III, 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 5, 2020 at Memorial Health University Center. Harry was a lifelong resident of Savannah. He was predeceased by his parents, Edna and Harry L. Wilson, Jr. and a stepson, Carl Bass. Harry served in the U.S. Navy prior to serving as a medic in the U.S. Marine Corp. during World War II and the Korean Conflict. After his honorable discharge from the Marines, Harry continued to serve his country in the National Guard during the Vietnam Conflict. He later retired from Kennickell Printing after 39 years of service. Harry is s ...

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Beverly Sillman NOV 25, 1930 - JAN 05, 2020

Beverly Sillman

Beverly Sillman, 89, died peacefully on Sunday January 5, 2020 at Memorial Health University Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Beverly was born in Brownsville, NY & eventually relocated to Boca Raton, FL. She received a bachelors degree in nursing and served as a registered nurse for many year. She supported Brandeis University by organizing charitable events. Beverly leaves behind a daughter and son-in-law, Esta Harper and Eddie Harper of Savannah; a son and daughter-in-law, Joel and Linda Sillman  of Key West, FL; a granddaughter and her husband, Rebecca and Jare ...

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Brenda Hensley Spencer JUL 27, 1944 - JAN 04, 2020

Brenda Hensley Spencer

Brenda Hensley Spencer passed away on January 4, 2020 at home surrounded by her family.   She is survived by her spouse of 53 years, Jay Spencer, Jr., her son Jay Spencer III, her daughter Jennifer Spencer Rivera and son in law, David Rivera.  Two sisters, Jacqueline Hensley Edwards and Frances Hensley and her spouse Jim Okey also survive. Brenda was born in Morganton, North Carolina and loved the place where she grew up and always thought of it as home. Brenda was an educator and lifelong student, earning degrees from Appalachian State University, the University of Tennessee ...

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CDR. Thomas Williams Wright (USN, Ret.) MAR 03, 1943 - JAN 03, 2020

CDR. Thomas Williams Wright (USN, Ret.)

On Friday, January 3, 2020, Thomas Williams Wright of Savannah, GA passed away at 76. Tom was born on March 3, 1943 in San Francisco, CA to Donald Graham and Jean Placak Wright. He was a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he completed the NROTC Program. After completing his tour in Vietnam, Tom met his future wife, Marilyn Greer Moulton and they were married in 1970. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a Commander after 21 years of dedicated service. While in Savannah, Tom was active in the Maritime Community and veterans groups. He loved his family and friend ...

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Marjorie L. Nelson - JAN 03, 2020

Marjorie L. Nelson

Marjorie Anne Nelson, 90, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020 surrounded by her husband John Nelson and family. She was born November 27, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois and lived in Chicago, Lacrosse, Wisconsin, White Bear Lake, Minnesota and Savannah for the last 20 years.  She obtained a Master’s degree in teaching and taught for 28 years in White Bear Lake. Surviving are her husband, John Nelson; children, Linda Marquardt, Tom Nelson, Steve Nelson and spouses, Alan Marquardt, Diane Nelson, Kris Nelson; grandchildren, David (Natalie) and Megan Marquardt; Brandon and Taylor Nelson ...

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Rebecca Amy Reeder Martin - JAN 02, 2020

Rebecca Amy Reeder Martin

Rebecca Amy Reeder Martin was called into the presence of her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 2, 2020. Amy was born in Charlotte, NC on March 24th, 1960 to Harry Lloyd Reeder, Jr. and Evelyne Sheehan Reeder. Amy is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 35 years, Charles (Charlie) Conrad Martin, Jr., her children Rebecca Martin Dugal (James), Charles Conrad Martin, III (Sarah), granddaughter Cecilia Martin, her brother, Harry L. Reeder, III (Cindy), and her sister, Beth R. Thomas, (Robert). She is preceded in death by her parents Harry and Evelyne Reeder and her sister Vicki ...

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Marion John Stoupenos - JAN 02, 2020

Marion John Stoupenos

Marion John Stoupenos, 84, November 21, 1935-January 2, 2020. Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and great friend. Preceded in death by his son Paul, his parents John and Loukia Stoupenos, and his brother, Taso Stoupenos. Born in Strovolos, Cyprus, he immigrated to the United States with his family to South Carolina at 11 years old, became a citizen, and served in the U.S. Army. For 28 years, he managed several McCrory stores around the United States, including two in the Savannah area (H.L. Green in Garden City and McCrory's at Oglethorpe Mall). He was an award winni ...

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Stuart Crowningshield Herrick MAR 07, 1921 - JAN 02, 2020

Stuart Crowningshield Herrick

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Jeanette "Jean" LoBianco Prout OCT 20, 1927 - JAN 01, 2020

Jeanette

Jeanette "Jean" LoBianco Prout, 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday January 1st, 2020, at Hospice Savannah, Inc. Born and raised in Memphis, TN, she called Savannah her home for the last 25 years. She was a communicant of St. Peter the Apostle Church. She was an extraordinary tough, Italian lady and definitely one of a kind. A fabulous cook, who never followed a recipe, she called it "shooting from the hip." A loving and generous mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, her family was most important to her. She leaves behind her daughters, Diana Hatfield Loudakis ...

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Richard Nelson "Doc" Henry - JAN 01, 2020

Richard Nelson

Savannah, GA Richard Nelson "Doc" Henry, 77 passed away January 1, 2020 at his home. Nelson spent his youth growing up in Screven County, Georgia where he graduated from Screven County High School in 1960. Upon graduation, Nelson became an apprentice electrician with M.L. Smith Electric in Garden City, Georgia for a few years, and left to become a Journeyman Electrician and eventually a Master Electrician with Rabey Electric in Savannah, Georgia for 34 years. Upon retirement “Doc” spent his years caring for his family and friends in any way he could, whether th ...

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Jean G. Doney - JAN 01, 2020

Jean G. Doney

Marjorie Jean Gilreath Doney, 88, passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at Memorial Health. She was born November 2, 1931 in Savannah to the late Birl Arthur and Alice Carter Gilreath. Jean was a longtime member of Wesley Oak United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post 184 Ladies Auxiliary. Jean loved the mountains and camping, as well as cooking for her family. She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar Michael Doney, Jr. Surviving are her 3 sons, Michael Doney of Morganton, NC, Joe Doney (Betty Jo) of Midway, GA, and Mark Doney (Sheila) of Richmond Hill, GA. Also survivi ...

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David Luther Wright, Jr. NOV 14, 1944 - DEC 31, 2019

David Luther Wright, Jr.

David Luther Wright, Jr. passed away Tuesday, December 31, 2019 after a long illness. He is survived by his wife Lucy; son, Mathew and his wife Karen; son, Kevin and his wife Kim; grandchildren, Parker, Wesley, Avery, Grayson, Davis and sister, Debbie Harris. DAVID DID IT HIS WAY! ...

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Barbara Williams Mattox SEP 05, 1928 - DEC 30, 2019

Barbara Williams Mattox

Barbara W. Mattox, 91, passed away on Monday December 30, 2019. She was born in Savannah, September 5, 1928, the daughter of Robert Nelson Williams and Lenora Elizabeth Henderson Williams. Mrs. Mattox retired after thirty-nine years with Bell South Telephone Company where she was a clerical supervisor. She was a member of Savannah Area Republican Women and Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church and the Fellowship Sunday Senior Class. Her husband, William Kenneth Mattox preceded her in death. She is survived by her sister, Betty W. Seymour and several nieces and nephews. A graveside ...

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William ("Jay") Dwight Fulwiler - DEC 30, 2019

William (

WILLIAM (“JAY”) DWIGHT FULWILER Bill (“Jay”) passed away into the arms of Christ, December 30th, 2019, at the age of 48, following a tragic car accident. Bill was born in Winston-Salem, NC, January 8th, 1971, and grew up in West Ashley, Charleston, S.C.  He graduated from Middleton High School and went on to graduate from the University of Georgia where he became a Georgia Bulldog fan through and through. He also worked as a manager at City Electric Supply, in Statesboro GA. Those who knew Bill loved his sense of humor, which made everyone burst into fits ...

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Gloria Garlick Bogle JAN 01, 1926 - DEC 30, 2019

Gloria Garlick Bogle

Gloria Garlick Bogle passed away on December 30, 2019. Gloria was born in Wappingers Falls, NY in 1926 to Dr. William E. Garlick and Lydia Booth Garlick. She graduated from Oakwood Friends School in Poughkeepsie, NY in 1943 and Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA in 1947 with a BA in Mathematics. She married William F. Bogle, Sr. in October 1949. Gloria and Bill knew each other all their lives, even sharing a playpen together as children. After graduation from Wellesley she worked for Texaco and IBM, having to resign from the latter when she was married as IBM did not permit married women to ho ...

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Kenneth R. Richbourg MAY 05, 1942 - DEC 28, 2019

Kenneth R. Richbourg

Kenneth R. Richbourg, 77, of Savannah, GA died Saturday, December 28, 2019. He was preceded in death by his parents, Moses and Blanche Richbourg and grandson, Kenneth Blake Richbourg.  Surviving are his wife of 56 years, Jeanette Richbourg; daughter Dawn Hite (Dean) of Calhoun, GA; son Jeff Richbourg (Laura Mulens and her son Alex Mulens) of Jupiter, FL; daughter-in-law, Sarah Richbourg of Savannah, GA.  Grandchildren, Madeline Swafford (Hutch) of Calhoun, GA; Rebecca Hite of Calhoun, GA; and David Richbourg of Savannah, GA. Mr. Richbourg is also survived by brothers, Donald Ri ...

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Claire Peterson Barsic MAR 23, 1964 - DEC 27, 2019

Claire Peterson Barsic

Claire Peterson Barsic passed away on December 27, 2019 after a long battle with Multiple System Atrophy. Claire was born on March 23, 1964 in New York City (Queens) to Edward and Helen Peterson.  The Peterson family moved to Savannah in 1968 where Claire would spend the majority of her life.  Claire graduated from Nativity of Our Lord School in 1978, Saint Vincent’s Academy in 1982 and then received a BFA in video from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 1986.  After working for Comcast, WTOC and the US Army, Claire returned to college for another bachelor’ ...

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Julia "Julie" Ann Barrett JUL 27, 1923 - DEC 26, 2019

Julia

Julia (Julie) Ann Barrett died on 12/26/2019 at The Oaks at the Marshes of Skidaway Island at age 96. Julie was born in St. Joe, Missouri, and lived in many locations before relocating to The Landings in Savannah, Georgia. She enjoyed 3 different homes at The Landings and loved the social scene there. During her life at The Landings, she served as President of Land Lovers, Chaired the 1989 Flea Market, and was an early female member of the Kiwanis club. In addition, Julie gave freely of her time, mentoring at the Hesse School, and working as a youth advocate for children with the court syst ...

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Ruth (Betty) Stafford Holland - DEC 26, 2019

Ruth (Betty) Stafford Holland

Ruth (Betty) Stafford Holland, 87, died at her home in Savannah, GA on December 26th, 2019 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. She was born on November 13th, 1932 in Rentz, Georgia and lived most of her life in Collins, GA.  Betty was a lifelong member of the Collins Baptist Church and served as the City Clerk of the City of Collins for 41 years. She loved working and being a part of the Collins community, spending time around her loved ones and baking fruitcake cookies any chance she could get. She spent the last 5 years traveling coast to coast spending time with her children and ...

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Tanya Denise Evans (Mills) DEC 07, 1957 - DEC 25, 2019

Tanya Denise Evans (Mills)

Tanya Denise Evans (Mills), also affectionately known as “Gigi”, peacefully went home to her Lord and Savior on December 25, 2019. A faithful, spiritual, fun, and selfless woman; Gigi lived a life devoted to her three children. This continued in the role she cherished most recently as “Gigi” to her five grandchildren, whom she constantly chased with a promise to “get her shuga”. She spent her childhood on Talahi and Tybee Islands where she was known as a “Mills girl” which was a synonym for “fun, vivacious, and independent”. Never ...

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David Wayne Clanton JAN 18, 1955 - DEC 25, 2019

David Wayne Clanton

David Wayne Clanton, 64, passed away Tuesday, December 25, 2019 in Savannah. He was born January 18, 1955 in Savannah, GA to the late Lt. Col. Charles C. Clanton, Jr. (U.S.A.F. retired) and Helen McQuilan Clanton. David retired as a salesman from Yancey Power Systems. He was of the Catholic faith and was an avid outdoorsman, and loved to play golf. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Charles C. Clanton, III. Surviving are two daughters, Elizabeth Clanton, and Jennifer Clanton, both of Savannah, his sister and brother-in-law, Lynn and Larry Palmer, and ...

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Geraldine Baker Grantham (Geri) JUN 30, 1935 - DEC 24, 2019

Geraldine Baker Grantham (Geri)

Geraldine Baker Grantham (Geri), age 84, died peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 in Cartersville, Georgia.  She was born on June 30, 1935 in Savannah, Georgia to her loving parents William Cooper Baker, Sr. and Nona Rosemond Smith Baker, both of whom precede her in death. Although Geri spent the last several years of her life in Cartersville, she was a longtime resident of Savannah and was a familiar face in the Montgomery area on the Southside.  She enjoyed spending time with family, especially when fresh Georgia seafood was involved.  Geri is even credite ...

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Desmond Kailus Beal - DEC 22, 2019

Desmond Kailus Beal

Desmond Kailus Beal, the stillborn son of Ebon T. Beal and Lunie Beal, passed away on December 22, 2019 at St. Joseph's/Candler hospital and transitioned to heaven into the arms of Jesus Christ. Left to grieve this loss are his parents, his brothers: Jayden Vincent, Isaac, and Lucas. Also, the maternal and paternal grandparents, maternal grandmother, as well as the uncles and aunts from both sides of the family are in mourning. A memorial service will be held 12:00 pm on January 18, 2020 at Faith Deliverance Apostolic Church in Savannah, Georgia. There will not be a burial and attendees ar ...

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Mrs. Lorine Lynette Thompson Burroughs - DEC 20, 2019

Mrs. Lorine Lynette Thompson Burroughs

Mrs. Lorine Lynette Thompson Burroughs, of Savannah, passed away Friday, December 20, 2019 peacefully in her sleep due to a long illness. Lorine was born in Glennville, Georgia, June 18, 1936, daughter of the late Fred Thompson and Inez Thompson Barrow. She was preceded in death by her husband, Simon H. Burroughs, and her son, Brian H. Burroughs. She was married to Simon 49 years until his death in 2005. Lorine graduated from Glennville High School in 1954 and attended Brewton-Parker Junior College until she became a devoted wife and mother. Throughout her life, she remained a symbol of ...

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Walter Tannie Arnsdorff DEC 20, 1964 - DEC 20, 2019

Walter Tannie Arnsdorff

Savannah, Georgia Walt Arnsdorff, 66, passed away at home on December 20, 2019.  Walt was born December 20, 1953 in Savannah, Georgia. He is survived by his wife, Anna Arnsdorff; his children, Tannie and his wife Martha; Will and his wife Tina; as well as his beloved granddaughters, Marley and Dylan. A memorial service will be held on Monday, December 23, at 2pm with visitation an hour prior at St. Michael's and All Angels Episcopal Church, 3101 Waters Avenue. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Urban Hope at Urban Hope Inc. at PO Box 8244, Savannah, Ga 31412. ...

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Mary Katherine "Katie" Mell NOV 20, 1960 - DEC 19, 2019

Mary Katherine

Mary Katherine “Katie” Mell died unexpectedly while a patient in Memorial University Medical Center at the age of 59. She was the fourth daughter born to Vergie and Vic Mell.  She was definitely one of a kind.  From the day she was born until the day she died Katie always had the needs of others in mind.  She was the kindest, most gentle soul, always wanting to help anyone at any time.  If you met her once, she knew your name and you were her friend forever.  She loved life, dancing and most of all….boiled crabs.  Katie worked with Tammy Myri ...

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Cuong Le NOV 11, 1964 - DEC 19, 2019

Cuong Le

Savannah, GA Cuong Le, age 55, died December 19, 2019.  The Vietnam native lived in Savannah and was a chef at Kobe Steakhouse on Hilton Head Island. Surviving, all of Savannah, are his wife, My Huynh; daughters, Christie Huynh (Robert To) and Marie Le; sons, Vincent Le and Justin Le; and grandson, Noah To. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 23, 2019 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Thunderbolt. Burial will be in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.   ...

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Nellie Wallace Tanner - DEC 19, 2019

Nellie Wallace Tanner

Nellie Wallace Tanner, 91, passed away Thursday, December 19, 2019 at her residence.   The lifelong resident of Savannah was a homemaker and a sixty plus year member of Bible Baptist Church.  She taught Sunday school for over 50 years and was very involved in the church day care.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Harris Tanner and daughter, Nancy Tanner Agnew and three sisters. Above all, Mrs. Tanner loved her Lord and her church family at Bible Baptist Church.  Serving the church whether it was teaching in Sunday school, assisting in the daycare or support ...

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Howard Parker Nuske - DEC 19, 2019

Howard Parker Nuske

Howard Parker Nuske, 43, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Thursday, December 19, 2019 at University Hospital in Cleveland. Howard was born in Bedford, Ohio where he lived for many years prior to moving to Georgia.   He worked in construction and roofing and recently returned to Bedford to be with family.  Howard was a loving and caring son, father, brother, grandson and uncle. He was the beloved son of Howard E. Nuske and Kathie A. Dawson; father of Jacob Watson, brother of Brian S. Nuske and Heather L. Nuske; grandson of Iris A. Dawson and Howard W. Nuske; ...

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Gerard James Bergen JUL 08, 1942 - DEC 19, 2019

Gerard James Bergen

Gerard “Jerry” James Bergen, 77, died Thursday, December 19, 2019 at the Spanish Oaks Hospice in Savannah following a brave battle with Alzheimer’s. He was surrounded by his loving family. He leaves his wife of 50 years, Joyce (Thompson) Bergen and three sons and their families: Christopher Bergen and his wife, Amanda, of Charlotte, NC; Joseph Bergen and his wife, Casey, currently of Shanghai, China; Patrick Bergen and his wife, Christie, of Savannah, GA; as well as six loving grandchildren: Alexander, Catherine, Marissa, Zachary, Ellie, and Brooklyn. Several cousins also ...

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Helen E. Wilson NOV 25, 1928 - DEC 18, 2019

Helen E. Wilson

Helen E. Wilson, 91, of Statesboro, GA, passed away December 18, 2019, after a brief illness. She was born November 25, 1928, in Savannah, GA and resided in Bradenton, FL, from April 20, 1980 until November 30, 2018 when she moved to Statesboro, GA. She graduated from Savannah High School in 1950 and was a member of Christ Church. Helen served 12 years in the Navy (WAVES) as a Yeoman from September 1952 until November 1964.  Services included Newport, RI, Hawaiian Sea Frontier, Pearl Harbor, NAS Jacksonville, FL and the Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, D.C. at the Pentagon. ...

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Sigbert H. All, Jr. NOV 26, 2016 - DEC 17, 2019

Sigbert H. All, Jr.

Sigbert H. All, Jr., 93, passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at Morningside of Savannah. Sig was born in Savannah November 25, 1926 to Sigbert Henry All and Marie Reckling All. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy and was a repairman with Southern Bell Telephone Company. On December 30, 1950, he married his wife of fifty-three years, Josephine Parker All. He was an alumni of St. Thomas Boys Home and Benedictine Military School class of 1947. He was a member of Southern Bell Pioneers, St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, Irish Heritage Society, American Legion Tybee Island Post 154 ...

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Margaret Vaughn MAY 02, 1923 - DEC 17, 2019

Margaret Vaughn

Margaret Vaughn, 96, died peacefully at her home in Savannah, Georgia on December 17th, 2019, attended by her family. Margaret was born to James and Margaret Finlayson in Glasgow, Scotland in 1923.  Known as Pearl, she served in the British Women’s Land Army during WWII, before obtaining an educational degree from Jordanhill College in Glasgow. She taught elementary school children in Glasgow before beginning extensive and lifelong travels around the world with her husband, Dr. John Vaughn. Margaret made Savannah her home in 1969, serving as a docent at Davenport House, and volun ...

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Mitchell W. Bass, Jr. - DEC 16, 2019

Mitchell W. Bass, Jr.

Mr. Mitchell William (Mickey) Bass Jr., of Nevils, formerly of Savannah, passed away Monday, December 16, 2019, at his home. He was born in Fitzgerald, Georgia, September 14, 1932, son of the late Mitchell William Bass Sr. and Willa Wall Bass. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Edwin H. Bass (Mildred), and Franklin C. Bass. Mr. Bass was a US Navy veteran serving in the Korean Conflict. He was stationed on the USS Dixie AD14 in San Diego, California as a Radioman First Class. He and his loving wife were married on November 8, 1952 in San Diego, California where they resided for ...

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Marilyn Thomas Powers - DEC 16, 2019

Marilyn Thomas Powers

Marilyn Thomas Powers, 94, of Tybee Island, GA, passed away on December 16, 2019 peacefully in her sleep. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel with a rosary beginning at 6:30 p.m. led by Father Thomas Peyton. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Tybee Island on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. celebrated by Monsignor P. James Costigan, VF of St. Peter The Apostle Catholic Church. Burial will follow the Mass at Hillcrest Abb ...

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James Christopher Trice - DEC 15, 2019

James Christopher Trice

James Christopher Trice, February 25, 1969 - December 15, 2019. Chris Trice was gentle, kind, dry witted & a friend in the truest sense of the word. He loved his friends like family and, in return, they loved him back. He was a brother and best friend. He told it to you straight and honestly without “pulling punches” and was usually delivered with some dry humor at just the right time. He loved Buffet & Chesney and enjoyed them both with a cold Corona and the appropriate lime. He loved his Lord and his Church and was never afraid of demonstrating its importance in his life. ...

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Joseph Gerald Sauers, Jr. MAY 11, 1952 - DEC 14, 2019

Joseph Gerald Sauers, Jr.

Joseph Gerald Sauers, Jr., 67, of Savannah, passed away from a relatively short illness on Saturday, December 14, 2019. Joe … Little Joe … #1 … Sleepy … or Sparky, depending on when you met him (or whichever name you liked best; our favorite was Dad) was born May 11, 1952 to Joseph and Jean Collins Sauers, also of Savannah. Joe was truly one of a kind. Before retiring, you would find him sleeping in his truck, while occasionally working, down at the Ports. After retiring, you could find him in his yard growing beautiful vegetables or building a shed, cornhole boa ...

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Rebecca B. Heckard - DEC 14, 2019

Rebecca B. Heckard

Rebecca Beamer Heckard died peacefully in Savannah, Georgia on Saturday, December 14, 2019.   Rebecca was born in Mount Airy, NC on January 1, 1924. She was the personification of grace and elegance and all who knew and loved her admired her talent, intelligence, strength and wit. Rebecca was blessed with a gift for music and a love of all things beautiful. In her youth, she became a member of the First Baptist Church where she sang with the church choir, frequently as a soloist. While in college she sang with the College Traveling Choir. After graduating from Limestone College ...

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Eugene "Gene" McDonald - DEC 14, 2019

Eugene

Eugene “Gene” McDonald died peacefully in his home December 14, 2019 and joined his parents Frank and Eleanor McDonald and his son Keith McDonald to rest in eternal peace. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Diane, his daughters Denise McKinney and Nicole McDonald, his son-in-law Jeff McKinney, his grandchildren Ryan, Aiden, Joseph, Julia, Graeme, Ellie and Bethany, as well as his brothers Frank, Tom and Brian. He was born March 3, 1943 in Bronx, New York. In 1964 he graduated SUNY Maritime College with a Bachelor of Science degree. in nuclear and marine engineerin ...

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Jill Nichole Newman - DEC 14, 2019

Jill Nichole Newman

Jill Nichole Newman, 50, passed away Saturday, December 14, 2019 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Jill was born in Savannah and a long-time resident of Wilmington Island. She worked in banking for many years and was known for her friendly demeanor and exuberant beautiful smile. Her most important responsibility however, was nurturing, protecting, caring and loving her family. Jill had a deep affection for her friends, loved gardening, and could not pass up a good consignment shop. She inspired many people with her courage and positive attitude toward any adversity that came b ...

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Hayley Ryann Marie Doe - DEC 13, 2019

Hayley Ryann Marie Doe

Hayley Ryann Marie Doe, 20, passed away Friday, December 13, 2019 in Madison County, Florida as a result of an automobile accident. Her dachshund Max was with her. Hayley was born in Savannah, daughter of Mark and Mary Doe. She was a 2017 graduate of Islands High School. After high school, she furthered her education enrolling at Savannah Vocation Technical School obtaining an Associate’s Degree as a Dental Assistant. Currently, she was continuing her education to become a Dental Hygienist. Hayley loved make-up and fashion. She was a vibrant life who brought light and excitement every ...

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Frank Harvey "Pete" Peterson - DEC 13, 2019

Frank Harvey

Frank Harvey ‘Pete’ Peterson was born 15 August 1920 on Vinalhaven Island, Maine, to Ambrose Ames and Cora Frances Abbott Peterson.  He lived for 99 years and died on 13 December 2019 in Savannah, Georgia. He was married for 67 happy years to Mary Dorothea Riley Peterson (deceased in 2010). Upon graduation from Vinalhaven High School in 1938 he attended the University of Maine with a mind to be a mechanical engineer.  However, Uncle Sam was looking for pilots, as WWII was ramping up.  After taking flying lessons in college he realized how much he loved flying a ...

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Katherine Bowman Floyd NOV 30, 1924 - DEC 12, 2019

Katherine Bowman Floyd

Katherine Bowman Floyd of Savannah died December 12, 2019. She was the widow of C. Lanier Floyd. Born in Savannah on November 30, 1924, she was the daughter of James Bowman and Catherine Mock Bowman. Katherine was a lifelong Presbyterian and a member of Montgomery Presbyterian Church for more than fifty years. She was active in Sunday School and the Women of the Church. Katherine retired from Memorial Medical Center after twenty years of service. Surviving are Katherine’s three children, Judith Tilton (Frank), Kathy Covington (Steven), and Steven Floyd (Laura); seven grandchi ...

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Nancy Johnson Marxsen - DEC 10, 2019

Nancy Johnson Marxsen

Nancy Johnson Marxsen, daughter of Thomas and Edith Askew Johnson, married the son of Edith’s best friend and bridge partner, taking his dare after just several dates.  Her newlywed husband, Craig Sutcliffe Marxsen, found almost immediate favor with her two brothers, Thomas Johnson III and William Johnson, and her sister, Edith Johnson (Scrap). Nancy later watched her husband receive a Ph.D. from Georgia State University after typing his dissertation for him.  Nancy went on to serve has her husband’s research assistant and housewife, accompanying him to the office near ...

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Tate A. Shiver - DEC 09, 2019

Tate A. Shiver

Tate A. Shiver, 79, passed away Monday, December 9, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center.  He was born in Savannah, son of legendary UGA all American, Ivey M. “Chick” and Sarah Hinton Shiver. Mr. Shiver was a 1959 graduate of H.V. Jenkins High School, a 1963 graduate of the University of Georgia where he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and attended the LSU School of Banking.  After graduation, he began a 25-year career in banking with Savannah Bank & Trust where he retired as Vice President of Marketing.  He later purchased the Hudgins Company ...

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Sarah Evelyn Smith Mock Campbell APR 08, 1924 - DEC 07, 2019

Sarah Evelyn Smith Mock Campbell

Sarah Evelyn Smith Mock Campbell passed away at 8:00 p.m, December 7th, 2019, after 95 beautiful long-lived years that many would only dream of. She was born in Savannah, Georgia, April 8th, 1924 at the Telfair Hospital. Her early life was lived on Liberty Street with her sister, Dorothy Smith Carol and brother, Richard Clevland Smith.  She graduated from Savannah High school. She was the definition of an elegant southern belle. She loved cooking, horseback riding, and a fancy cocktail party, but most of all she loved her family. Some may remember her for her wonderful dishes that were ...

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J. Curtice Oertel MAY 27, 1935 - DEC 07, 2019

J. Curtice Oertel

J. Curtice Oertel, 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, December 7, 2019. He was born May 27, 1935 in Jersey City, NJ. Curt grew up in Westfield, NJ and graduated from Hobart College in Geneva, NY. His high school yearbook described him as he lived his life, a hard-hitting football captain, a ballplayer's ballplayer, master of ice hockey, a snappy dresser, embarrassed but an infectious grin, well mannered, shoulders for responsibility, and an inspiration to many. After 35 years of working in Sales and Marketing with Allied Chemical, Curt and his wife Carolyn ...

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Chris Smith JUL 05, 1985 - DEC 07, 2019

Chris Smith

Chris, 34, was called home to rest on December 7th, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital surrounded by his family. Chris was born on July 5th, 1985 in Richmond, VA to James Rodney Smith and the late Marsha Lee Douberly. Chris worked many years for Diass Service Center and became family to Bubba and Traci. He loved spending time with friends and family. He was a devoted son, brother, uncle and friend. He loved cooking and working or helping anyone that needed a hand. Anyone that had a chance to meet him was very unlikely to forget the everlasting touch he would leave on their life. Chri ...

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Tracy Evans Sauers JUN 11, 1958 - DEC 06, 2019

Tracy Evans Sauers

Tracy Evans Sauers, 61, of Savannah, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 6, 2019. Tracy was born in Savannah on June 11, 1958 to Charlie and Elsie Lucken Evans, also of Savannah. Tracy was reliable, opinionated, and someone you could always seek for advice. Her strength was known to everyone. She was a rock. She was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, aunt, grandmother and friend to all. She will be missed by many. A 1976 graduate of Savannah High School and 1980 graduate of Georgia Southern University, Tracy was a cherished member of the Phi Mu Fraternity. She started h ...

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Montgomery Brown "Monty" Walker - DEC 05, 2019

Montgomery Brown

Montgomery Brown Walker MAVERICK, noun: an individual who is unconventional and independent, thinks and acts in his own way.   Monty Walker was such a man, a maverick.   Intelligent, strong, witty, fiercely independent, proud, loving, dedicated, and (yes, we know) stubborn – these were the characteristics of Monty’s life. Starting from a youth, Monty marched to his own drum and went his own way. Along the way, he touched many lives and brought great joy.   Monty loved people, dogs, and being on the water.   After graduating from Johnson Hi ...

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Donna Adams - DEC 04, 2019

Donna Adams

Donna Lewis Adams, age 51, passed away December 4, 2019 at Hospice Savannah. Donna was born February 17, 1968 in Savannah, Georgia, to Raymond Robert Lewis and Arlene Bagley Lewis. Donna attended Nativity of Our Lord School and St. Vincent’s Academy. Donna graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in computer science. She had a very successful career working for global computer companies. After the birth of her children, Donna put her career on hold to stay home and raise her children while also assisting her husband with his school supply business. Donna was a long-term dev ...

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Rita W. Lewis - DEC 04, 2019

Rita W. Lewis

Rita Wheatley Lewis died on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at the age of 71. Rita was born in 1948 in Kingsport, Tennessee. She was a graduate of East Tennessee State University with a major in music education. In 1985, she moved to Savannah where she owned Lauren’s Hallmark Shop in The Oglethorpe and Savannah Malls with her late husband, Wesley Hall Lewis III. Rita was full of life, positivity, empathy and personality. A pillar of strength during tough times, she was a loving mother and caring grandmother who cherished time with her family. She had a love of music and a joyful faith in ...

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Joseph (Joe) James Wilderman - DEC 03, 2019

Joseph (Joe) James Wilderman

Joseph (Joe) James Wilderman, 60, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Joe was retired from the City of Savannah, Maintenance Department, in which he dedicated well over 32 years of service to the City.  Joe also served in the United States Army and was stationed at Hunter Army Air Field and was honorably discharged at the rank of Sargent from the 110th Quarter Master in 1981. Joe was a native of Southern Illinois, a town called New Athens, in which he was born to Kelly and Marie Wilderman on October 20, 1959. Joe came from a large Catholic family. He was ...

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Iris Hembree Scarbrough - DEC 03, 2019

Iris Hembree Scarbrough

Iris Hembree Scarbrough, 72, passed away Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center. She was born in Austell, GA, daughter of the late Edgar D. and Ruby Davis Hembree.  She was a graduate of Pelham High School. After 27 years with BellSouth in Atlanta, she and husband moved to Tybee Island where they owned Lazaretto Marina and Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours.  She was a member of the Tybee Island American Legion Ladies Auxiliary and attended St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Tybee Island. Surviving are husband of 45 years, Michael B. Scarbrough of T ...

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Claire Klug Youmans - DEC 03, 2019

Claire Klug Youmans

Claire Klug Youmans, died peacefully at Candler/St. Joseph’s Hospital on Tuesday morning, December 3, 2019. The lifelong resident of Savannah was the daughter of the late C. Frederick and Ida Tyson Klug. Claire attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic School and Marymount Junior College. She was a 1963 graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy. Claire was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She will be dearly missed by her beloved husband and best friend of 47 years, Reemer Ebb Youmans, Jr.; her two sons, Reemer Ebb Youmans, III (Connell) and Charles Tyson Youmans; and her gra ...

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Isabelle G. Quinn JUN 07, 1934 - DEC 02, 2019

Isabelle G. Quinn

With great affection we celebrate the life of Isabelle G. Quinn. Isabelle passed away peacefully at St. Josephs/ Candler Hospital in Savannah, GA with her children by her side.  Born Isabelle Armstrong Gutekunst on June 7, 1934 in Montgomery County, PA., she was the daughter of Ralph and Isabelle Gutekunst of Bala Cynwyd, PA. Isabelle attended Convent of the Sacred Heart in Overbrook, PA and Manhattanville college in Purchase, NY. Upon returning to Philadelphia, Isabelle married Harry John Quinn Jr. on April 26, 1958. They were married for over 58 years. Isabelle was an avid reader w ...

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Beryl Strong Delli Bovi - DEC 01, 2019

Beryl Strong Delli Bovi

SAVANNAH, GA -- Beryl Strong Delli Bovi, 87, passed away on December 1st, 2019. She was born in Bridgeport Connecticut and lived most of her life in Trumbull Connecticut. She was happily married to Robert J. Delli Bovi for 40 years until his death in 1997. She was an office manager and bookkeeper for a printing company owned by the couple, until their retirement to Hilton Head SC. She was an avid reader, traveler and visited her children and grandchildren as often as possible. Everyone who knew her enjoyed her sense of humor and light hearted nature. She was preceded in death by her husband, R ...

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Xi Wen Chao MAY 30, 1948 - DEC 01, 2019

Xi Wen Chao

Savannah, GA Xi Wen Chao, age 71, died December 1, 2019.  The Shanghai, China native lived in the United States for 40 years, and for the past 25 years he worked hard at restaurants he owned, including Empire Palace, Chao’s Chinese Restaurant, and Chen’s Chinese Restaurant.  He was a kind-hearted, loving, hard-working father and husband who did anything he could for his family, and made sure everyone else was happy before his self. Surviving are his wife, Yun Lan Fong; son, Steven Chao; and daughter, Angela Chao, of all Savannah. ...

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Rev. Edna "Eddie" Adkins, Deacon - NOV 30, 2019

Rev. Edna

The Rev. Edna "Eddie" Adkins, Deacon We mourn the loss of the Rev. Eddie Adkins, a deacon of the Diocese of Georgia who died at home on  Saturday, November 30, surrounded by family and friends. Services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, January 4 at All Saints Episcopal Church on Tybee Island with Bishop Scott Benhase officiating and the Rev. Canon Frank Logue preaching. Born in Denmark, South Carolina, Deacon Eddie, as she was known,  grew up in Charleston. She liked to play church when she was little, often carrying a Book of Common Prayer around even before she could ...

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Craig F. Harney - NOV 30, 2019

Craig F. Harney

Craig Harney, 65, died Saturday, November 30, 2019 at home with his family after a short but fierce battle with cancer. He leaves his wife of 37 years, Suzanne Harney and his daughters Maggie and Annie Harney; sister Lisa Breeden and Patrick Buckley, and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, William Sumter and Muriel Harney, and his brother, William Sumter Jr. A Savannahian through and through, he never met a stranger and loved everyone he met.  An uncommonly gifted storyteller at WTOC, he was a light to all who knew him and he will shine over this community always. Visitation will ...

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August "Augie" Sanders - NOV 30, 2019

August

August “Augie”  Sanders Augie Sanders entered eternal rest surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, November 30. Augie spent his life working to make others happy.  Whether cooking gumbos, building houses or starting a baseball league, he could always be counted on to have a friendly greeting, kind word and a welcoming smile.  He lived his Catholic faith and viewed life with a positive attitude and enduring spirit.  He was happiest when surrounded by family and his many friends in his kitchen cooking and caring for others. His generous, loving and warm-hearted ways were always accompanied ...

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Carol Scoggin Falligant NOV 15, 1944 - NOV 29, 2019

Carol Scoggin Falligant

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Carol Scoggin Falligant NOV 15, 1944 - NOV 29, 2019

Carol Scoggin Falligant

By all appearances, Carol Scoggin Falligant was a quiet and humble servant of our Lord and her family.  For those that knew her best, she was much much more. Carol was a great listener and provided wise advice. She was gracefully elegant with an unexpected wit. Carol was born in Savannah and was a lifelong member of our community. She graduated from Savannah High School and attended Armstrong Junior College and the University of Georgia. Carol served on the Board of Directors of the Walk to Emmaus and was the lay director of Walk number 101.  She was a two-term chairman of the Christian Women’ ...

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Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Wilson - NOV 28, 2019

Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Wilson

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Wilson peacefully passed away in the comfort of her Tybee Island home. She will always be remembered by those who knew her as a deeply loving, caring woman, who smiled often and found her greatest joy in spending time with family and friends. Her sincerity and kindness can scarcely be matched. She dearly loved Tybee Island and all the wonderful friends and neighbors she had there. Born in Savannah, Georgia on January 24, 1931, to her parents, Helen Estella Tilton Emlott and William McNeill Emlott, both of whom preceded her in death. H ...

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Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Wilson - NOV 28, 2019

Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Wilson

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - Mrs. Helen Elizabeth Wilson peacefully passed away in the comfort of her Tybee Island home. She will always be remembered by those who knew her as a deeply loving, caring woman, who smiled often and found her greatest joy in spending time with family and friends. Her sincerity and kindness can scarcely be matched. She dearly loved Tybee Island and all the wonderful friends and neighbors she had there. Born in Savannah, Georgia on January 24, 1931, to her parents, Helen Estella Tilton Emlott and William McNeill Emlott, both of whom preceded her in death. Helen atte ...

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Alice B. Martin APR 29, 1961 - NOV 27, 2019

Alice B. Martin

Mrs. Alice B. Martin, age 58 entered the heavenly gate on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.  She was a lifelong resident of Chatham County, but Alice B. Martin was the Queen of Braids on the eastside of Savannah located in Hazzard County as they call it. She attended Chatham County Public School system and a graduate of K&J Cosmetology School in Savannah, Georgia in 2016.  Alice B. Martin opened her own hair salon called Alice In Wonderland Hair Salon at her home.  She was also employed at Days Inn and worked for Dorothy Ian ...

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James "Jamie" Nelson - NOV 26, 2019

James

James Allen “Jamie” Nelson, 50, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center after a bravely fought battle with ALS. Jamie was born November 4, 1969 in Savannah, and graduated from Calvary Baptist Day School in 1988. Jamie worked for UPS for 22 years, then at St. Joseph’s/Candler until February 2018 when he could no longer work due to ALS. The diagnosis never slowed him down, it only made him stronger, and made him fight harder. He loved the simple things in life, family, friends, The Dawgs, his mustang, and of course, country music. He attended White Bluff Unit ...

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James H. Hieronymus, III SEP 22, 1970 - NOV 26, 2019

James H. Hieronymus, III

James H. Hieronymus, III, 49, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center. He was born September 22, 1970 in Savannah, where he graduated from Jenkins High School. He lived in Waycross, GA where he worked as a plumber. Surviving are his father James “Jimmy” H. Hieronymus, Jr. (fiance’, Brenda Marchbanks, and her son, Brian Marchbanks) of Savannah, his son, Jacob Hieronymus of St. Mary’s, GA, his aunt BV Morgan, and cousin Bayne Morgan. A Graveside Service will be held Monday, December 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.   ...

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Noma Lee Goodwin Alexander OCT 11, 2019 - NOV 25, 2019

Noma Lee Goodwin Alexander

Noma Lee Goodwin Alexander passed away on November 25, 2019, in Savannah, Georgia. She was 100 years old. Lee, as she was known to most friends and relations, was born in Durham, North Carolina, on October 11, 1919, to Leander C. and Noma Lee Brinkley Goodwin. The first in her family to attend college, she received her B.A. and M.A. in English from Duke University, from which she graduated Phi Beta Kappa. She was one of Armstrong Junior College’s (later Armstrong Atlantic University’s) first faculty members. Some of her happiest memories were her work as an English professor and advisor to the ...

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Mary Elizabeth Wright Schmitt - NOV 25, 2019

Mary Elizabeth Wright Schmitt

Mary Elizabeth Wright Schmitt, 87, died Monday, November 25, 2019 at her residence. She was born in Charleston, SC and lived in Savannah for many years.  Mary was a wonderful wife and a loving and nurturing mother and grandmother.  She was of the Catholic faith.  She was preceded in death by her parents Lonnie W. and Elizabeth LaFong Wright and her husband Arthur P. Schmitt, Jr. Surviving are her children, Jim Schmitt (Jane), Kim Fogarty (Pat), Sharen Martin (Alfred), Dawn Roberts (Scott), Mike Schmitt (Dawn); sisters Florence Peer (John), Faye Pierce (Harry); brother Marion Wright (Doris); gr ...

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Dixie Weeks - NOV 24, 2019

Dixie Weeks

Dixie Weeks crossed over the Rainbow Bridge on November 24, 2019. She died peacefully on the Bluff at Isle of Hope surrounded by her family and friends, gently telling her how much she was loved. Dixie was known throughout Savannah and Chatham County as she accompanied Matt Weeks daily. She served as a grief therapy and support dog for Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, where she won over the hearts of families and visitors there. Dixie is survived by her pet parents Matt and Krista Weeks. She will be greatly missed by the Weeks family, the staff of Fox & Weeks and her extended family. Dix ...

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Diane Barnard Chisholm Middleton NOV 23, 1942 - NOV 23, 2019

Diane Barnard Chisholm Middleton

Diane Barnard Chisholm Middleton, HILTON HEAD, SC, passed away peacefully at Hospice House Savannah on November 23, 2019 after an extended illness.  Diane was born in Savannah, Georgia on November 23, 1942, the daughter of Frank Anderson Chisholm and Marjorie Kelly Chisholm. She was the granddaughter of Frank Miller Chisholm, Elsie Barnard Chisholm, John Hedges Kelly, and Edna Hanford Kelly. Diane graduated from Savannah Country Day School and attended Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She was married to Cordia Lamar Middleton, Jr. They moved to Atlanta in 1964 where the ...

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Diane Barnard Chisholm Middleton NOV 23, 1942 - NOV 23, 2019

Diane Barnard Chisholm Middleton

Diane Barnard Chisholm Middleton, HILTON HEAD, SC, passed away peacefully at Hospice House Savannah on November 23, 2019 after an extended illness.  Diane was born in Savannah, Georgia on November 23, 1942, the daughter of Frank Anderson Chisholm and Marjorie Kelly Chisholm. She was the granddaughter of Frank Miller Chisholm, Elsie Barnard Chisholm, John Hedges Kelly, and Edna Hanford Kelly. Diane graduated from Savannah Country Day School and attended Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She was married to Cordia Lamar Middleton, Jr. They moved to Atlanta in 1964 where they raised ...

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Linton E. Gay, Jr. - NOV 23, 2019

Linton E. Gay, Jr.

Linton E. Gay, Jr., 85, died Saturday, November 23, 2019.  He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Lynell W. Gay and his daughters, Brenda Fraser and Holly Davis.  Born on August 11, 1934, he was the son of Linton E. Gay, Sr. and Kathleen Allen Gay, and was a lifelong Savannahian. An alumni of Georgia Tech, he served as longtime president of Steel Erectors, Inc. and later The Industrial Company until his retirement.  He served as chairman of the Private Industry Council. A man of many interests, he studied chess, he built model ships, and was a passionate supporter of the Atlanta Braves, Georg ...

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Mrs. Elizabeth Lucille Irish Clark - NOV 23, 2019

Mrs. Elizabeth Lucille Irish Clark

Mrs. Elizabeth Lucille Irish Clark passed away after a long illness on November 23, 2019, surrounded by family at home.  She was 90 years of age. A native Savannahian, Mrs. Clark was born to Roland Tee Irish, Sr. and Nettie Maybell Gill Irish.  She was a graduate of Savannah High School and Richard Arnold Business School.  Employed by the City of Savannah for 45 years, she served most of her career as an accountant in the Accounting and Finance departments.  She was a member of Calvary Baptist Temple.  An avid gardener, she also enjoyed boating, fishing, crabbing and traveling.  Most of all, s ...

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Archie Carl Roberson - NOV 21, 2019

Archie Carl Roberson

Archie Carl Roberson, 61, of Savannah, Georgia transitioned peacefully Thursday night, November 21, 2019, at his home with family by his side under Compassionate Care Hospice. Born in St. Augustine, FL, he was the son of the late Aure Lee Hille. He moved to Savannah in the late 70’s. Archie worked at Piggly Wiggly and Food Lion for a total of 25 years. He had an awesome sense of humor and loved to tell jokes and put a smile on others face. Some of his favorite musicians, to name a few are, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Bobby Womack, Miles Davis and David Bowie. He loved to play pool, fish and share ...

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Marie Topp Daniels - NOV 21, 2019

Marie Topp Daniels

Marie Topp Daniels passed away peacefully on November 21, 2019 at the age of 82 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s. She was preceded in death by her parents Ellen Amy and Joseph Ernest Topp, and her sister, Pearl Kalabsa, all of Hertfordshire, England. Marie is survived by her husband of 62 years, Roger, her daughter Julia, and by sons Clive and Adrian. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Marie was born in London, England in 1936 and spent her childhood in Hertfordshire, England.   She married her husband Roger in St. Etheldreda’s Church in Old Hatfield in 1957. Mari ...

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Sydney Orr OCT 28, 1929 - NOV 20, 2019

Sydney Orr

Sydney Orr, 90, of Tybee Island, Georgia, passed November 20, 2019 at home with his family. Born in Newtownards (Belfast), Northern Ireland to Robert and Margret Orr.  He studied Mechanical Design and Architecture at Belfast College of Technology and became a Mechanical Engineer at Shorts Brothers and Harland LTD Belfast in 1956.  He Immigrated to the United States in 1959 and was followed by his wife to be, Kathleen Hughes, in 1960 and they were married in Detroit MI.  He pursued his career in Aerospace engineering for over 50 years, working on almost every major military aircraft project ove ...

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Ann Wenner Osteen - NOV 20, 2019

Ann Wenner Osteen

Ann Wenner Osteen, passed away after a long battle with cancer on Wednesday, November 20th at John Wesley Villas in Savannah, Ga, surrounded by family. She was born May 30, 1934, in Frederick, Maryland to the late William Baker and Eleanor Watkins Wenner.  Mrs. Osteen attended St. Mary’s Seminary in St. Mary’s City, Md, and later attended Richmond Polytech and the Maryland Art Institute in Baltimore. While at the Art Institute, she met her husband of 65 years, Lamont Osteen, who was attending medical school at the University of Maryland. Mrs. Osteen’s art and designs have appeared in multiple ...

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Missy Speer APR 04, 1969 - NOV 19, 2019

Missy Speer

MISSY SPEER, 50, died unexpectedly in her home on November 19, 2019. Missy was born in Syracuse, New York to her parents, the late Thomas Kapcheck and Lori Sager. She was a graduate of Cicero-North Syracuse High School and attended Alfred State College in upstate New York. She later relocated to Savannah where she owned and operated a marketing and sales company. Missy will be best remembered as a most loving and compassionate woman. With her heart of gold and infectious smile, Missy loved unconditionally. She dedicated herself selflessly to the health and happiness of her family and her commu ...

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Jenann T. Remeta - NOV 19, 2019

Jenann T. Remeta

Jenann T. Remeta, 68, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at her home on Tybee Island after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born on July 28, 1951, to the late Alma Murphy Thorpe and raised on 48th Street by her grandparents, Walter B. Murphy 1 and Alma Flood Murphy and her mother, Alma. She was extremely proud of her Irish heritage and fondly remembered her childhood on 48th Street. She attended Blessed Sacrament and later went to her neighborhood school, Savannah High School where she met her future husband William (Billy) Remeta. They spent their spare time in the waterw ...

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Col. Donald L. Steelman (USAF, Ret.) - NOV 19, 2019

Col. Donald L. Steelman (USAF, Ret.)

Col. Donald L. Steelman (USAF, Ret.) February 2, 1929-November 19, 2019 Born in 1929, Donald Steelman grew up in western Tennessee. He attended the University of Tennessee and graduated as an ROTC cadet and mechanical engineer, enlisting in the United States Air Force during the early part of the Korean War. Don met his wife Carolyn in 1952 and they were married the following March. Throughout Don’s 23-year career in the Air Force, he was assigned to the Special Weapons Command working with nuclear weapons security testing and transport; the Southeast Missile Test Range during the early unmann ...

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Jack Sanders Herron OCT 21, 1928 - NOV 19, 2019

Jack Sanders Herron

Jack Sanders Herron, age 91, died November 19, 2019 at his residence.  There are no known survivors. No services are planned.  ...

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Jack Sanders Herron OCT 21, 2019 - NOV 19, 2019

Jack Sanders Herron

Jack Sanders Herron died November 19, 2019.  No services are planned at this time.  ...

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DeWitte Talmadge "Tal" Kersh, Jr. JUN 01, 1930 - NOV 18, 2019

DeWitte Talmadge

DeWitte Talmadge "Tal” Kersh Jr. died on November 18, 2019 under the care of Hospice Savannah. He was born in 1930 in Gallion, Ohio and lived in Providence, RI and Waterville Valley, NH for most of his adult life before moving to The Landings on Skidway Island, GA. He served two years as a Naval Lieutenant during the Korean War and was active in the Naval Reserve where he achieved the rank of full of Full Commander. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Cornell University followed by a J.D Degree at Cornell Law School. He was a member of the RI and NH Bars. He served on the Bar Assoc ...

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Jonell Austin Blackburn DEC 29, 1931 - NOV 18, 2019

Jonell Austin Blackburn

Jonell Austin Blackburn, 87, passed away Monday, November 18, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center. She was born December 29, 1931 in Newington, GA and retired from the National Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (NJATC) where she administered the electrical apprenticeship training program. Mrs. Blackburn was a long-time member of Windsor Forest Baptist Church. Her husband of 27 years, Carl B. Blackburn and her sister, Betty Ann Adams, preceded her in death. Surviving are her son, Carl Donovan Blackburn of Savannah; daughter, Barbara Jonell Oosterwyk of the Cayman Islands; grandchil ...

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John Robert Spence NOV 30, 1955 - NOV 17, 2019

John Robert Spence

John Robert Spence, 63, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Memorial University medical Center after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Savannah November 30, 1955 and was a long-time Journeyman with IBEW Local 508. He was preceded in death by his parents, James A. and Evelyn Spence. Surviving are his wife, Charlie Spence; sister, Jamie Nagy; brothers, Jimmey Spence and Kip Spence (Jennifer) and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. The family plans a private service at a later date. ...

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Bob Weitermann - NOV 17, 2019

Bob Weitermann

Bob Weitermann, 72, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019 at his residence.  Bob was born in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, son of Robert E. Weitermann Sr. and Jeannette Long Weitermann. Bob grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin where he graduated from Abbott Pennings High School.  He earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin, and an MBA from Northern Illinois University. Bob’s career was in the chemical industry, spanning over 35 years. Bob worked with several major companies in the Midwest.  He and his wife, Dorisanne, both retired in 2005 after living in Long Grove, Illinoi ...

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Gerald Stewart JAN 25, 1941 - NOV 17, 2019

Gerald Stewart

Gerald Stewart, 78, passed away the evening of November 17, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family after his 8-year battle with cancer. Gerald was born Jan 25, 1941 in Waycross, Georgia. He was raised in Savannah, Georgia where he graduated from Savannah High School in 1959. Gerald joined the United States Marine Corps in 1959 and was in the reserves for 6 years. Gerald was a member of the Alee Temple Shrines where he was a member of the Flag Unit and Directors Staff.  Gerald was a Mason and member of Bull Street Baptist Church. Gerald was also a member of American Legion Post 184 where eve ...

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Photios Stavridis FEB 28, 1929 - NOV 17, 2019

Photios Stavridis

Photios Stavridis, 90, passed away Sunday, November 17, 2019 in Savannah, GA. Mr. Stavridis was born in Athens, Greece on February 28, 1929, the son of the late Alexander and Theoplasti Stavridis.  He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years, Vasiliki “Vaso”. He is the loving father of Toula Stavridis and William Morrissey; cherished grandfather of Christina Vasiliki Morrissey; beloved uncle of nieces and nephews in Greece and the United States. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgs ...

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Tracy A. Dixon AUG 20, 1941 - NOV 16, 2019

Tracy A. Dixon

Tracy A. Dixon, 78, of Bainbridge, GA, passed away Saturday, November 16, 2019. Tracy Allen Dixon was born August 20, 1941 in Savannah, GA, the son of Joe Tracy Dixon and LaVerne Mercer Dixon. He graduated from high school in Savannah, GA then earned a bachelor’s from the University of Georgia and graduated from the School of Banking at the University of Virginia. He was the inaugural president of First National Bank of Decatur County following his retirement from Park Avenue Bank. Tracy served our community on many boards and organizations including holding leadership roles on the YMCA board ...

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John W. McFadden, Jr. NOV 28, 1935 - NOV 15, 2019

John W. McFadden, Jr.

John W. McFadden, Jr. John W. Fadden, Jr., 83, died peacefully on Friday, November 15, 2019. John leaves behind his loving wife of 48 years, June McFadden; two daughters, Jeanne McFadden (Tom Sipple) and Maureen McFadden; four grandchildren, Shayden Sipple, Jack McFadden Sipple, and Ryan and Casey Sipple. The Rosary will be prayed at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 18, 2019 at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. The family will receive friends at the church until 2:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will follow the visitation at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, November 18, 2019 at St. Frances Cabrini Cathol ...

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CPT Robert "Ranger Bob" McGinn SEP 14, 1941 - NOV 15, 2019

CPT Robert

CPT Robert “Ranger Bob” McGinn passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Hospice Savannah surrounded by his loving family members. CPT McGinn was born in Baltimore, Maryland on September 14, 1941 to the late Leo and Marie McGinn. Bob graduated from Calvert Hall and married his high school sweetheart, Jeanette (Harrison) before enlisting in the United States Army at the age of 18. CPT McGinn was a decorated soldier and combat veteran. He served three tours in Vietnam earning multiple campaign and service medals as an Infantry Unit Commander including the Meritorious Service Medal, a Bronze St ...

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Carolin Ann Mike JAN 08, 1950 - NOV 15, 2019

Carolin Ann Mike

  Celebrating the Life of Carolin Ann Mike Carolin Ann Mike was born January 8, 1950 to the late Edward Mike and Martha Wyman Mike. She grew up in Savannah, Georgia with her siblings. She attended the public school system in Chatham County and was a graduate of Sol C. Johnson High School. Carolin later decided to further her education by attending Savannah Technical School to pursue a degree in Culinary Arts. She often prepared meals for various gatherings and taught her siblings and other family members how to perfect the art of cooking. She began her Christian journey at Happy Home Missionar ...

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Terri Lynn Gregory AUG 21, 1956 - NOV 15, 2019

Terri Lynn Gregory

Terri Lynn Gregory, 63, died Wednesday, November 13, 2019. She lived her life in Georgia. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, J.F. Gregory; her father, William Taylor Gregory; her mother, Juanita Shuman Gregory; and her brother, Paul Taylor Gregory. She is survived by a brother, Thomas Keith Gregory; sister in law, Catherine Butler Gregory; nephews, William Kirk Gregory and Ryan Butler Gregory; and niece Taylor Gregory Evans.  A memorial graveside service was held Friday, November 15, 2019 at 12:00 noon at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with Pastor Daniel Adkins officiating.  The family ...

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William "Bill" Lawton Patterson MAY 25, 1939 - NOV 14, 2019

William

William (Bill) Lawton Patterson, 80, of Savannah, passed away Thursday, November 14, 2019, at home after a long illness.   Mr. Patterson was born May 25, 1939 in Meinhart, GA, the son of the late Margaret and James Patterson.  He was a graduate of Savannah High School (’57) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (’63).  Mr. Patterson worked as a mechanical engineer for over forty years, including tenures at Newport News Shipbuilding Co., Union Camp, and Porter-Huggins Industrial Contracting Co, prior to retiring from Kerr-McGee in 2003. Mr. Patterson was preceded in death by four of his five ...

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Frances Mardell Smith Jacobs NOV 13, 1939 - NOV 14, 2019

Frances Mardell Smith Jacobs

Frances Mardell Smith Jacobs, age 80, died November 14 at Memorial Health University Medical Center.  The Chatham County native was a homemaker, and a member of St. Peter the Apostle Parish.  She was preceded in death by her husband, David Bryte Jacobs, Sr., and her parents, Frank and Vansceal Smith. Surviving are her son, David Jacobs, Jr. (Crystal) of Savannah; a sister, Josephine Nasworthy (Ray) of Savannah; a granddaughter, Peyton Jacobs of Savannah; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held Tuesday, November 19 from 10:00 until 11:00 am at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, ...

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Michael Barry Williams JUN 11, 1941 - NOV 13, 2019

Michael Barry Williams

Michael Barry Williams, 78, died November 13th, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center surrounded by his son, brother and his wife, and his sister and her husband. He was born June 11th, 1941 in Sumter, SC. and lived in Miami for a short time before coming to Savannah, GA for the remainder of his life. He was in the Army and Air Force until he was honorably discharged. He retired from Gulfstream after 34 years of service.  He loved cooking and the company of friends and family, including oyster roasts and outdoor low country boils. He loved the enjoyment of parties. Mike wanted everyone ...

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Patricia Ann Weltman Lermond - NOV 10, 2019

Patricia Ann Weltman Lermond

Patricia Ann Weltman Lermond, 83, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at her home with her family by her side. Pat was born September 22, 1936 in rural West Virginia. After high school, she entered Nurses Training at St. Mary’s Hospital in Clarksburg, West Virginia. She passed the state board and was awarded R.N. status in 1954. She later married Edward David Lermond that same year. She and Edward were married 65 years until she was called to Heaven. She accompanied him on 14 moves during his military career. In addition to her husband, Edward David Lermond of Savannah, she is survived by tw ...

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Robin L. Lewis - NOV 10, 2019

Robin L. Lewis

Robin Leigh Lewis entered the gates of heaven on November 10, 2019, after a heroic battle with pancreatic cancer. She believed that every day on this earth was a blessing and a gift from God, especially those days that she was with her family and friends. Robin was active in the community and always sought to help others through her words and deeds. Robin grew up in Lutesville, Missouri, which is now a part of Marble Hill, Missouri. Robin was a pharmacist, having graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She worked for several years at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston befo ...

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Ruby Lee Mosley Anderson AUG 18, 1912 - NOV 10, 2019

Ruby Lee Mosley Anderson

Ruby Lee Mosley Anderson, 107, died Sunday, November 10, 2019.  She was born in Tattnall County, Georgia, daughter of Jesse R. and Maranda Colson Mosley.  Mrs. Anderson grew up in Claxton and moved to Savannah in 1944.  She was a 75 plus year member of Immanuel Baptist Church where she was active in her Sunday school class and was retired from Sears after over 30 years of service.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Richard Clemon Anderson, son, Richard Lee Anderson and grandson, Richard Greg Anderson. Surviving are her grandchildren, Brenda Anderson Garrett (Matthew) of Sav ...

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TSgt. Michael Robert Feltovic, Jr., (USAF/ANG, Ret.) - NOV 06, 2019

TSgt. Michael Robert Feltovic, Jr., (USAF/ANG, Ret.)

Thunderbolt, Georgia TSgt. Michael Robert Feltovic, Jr. (USAF/ANG, Ret.), 84, passed Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Candler Hospital. He was born November 14, 1934 in Bridgeport, CT.  Michael attended Bullard Haven Technical School in Bridgeport, CT and in 1953 joined the United States Air Force.  He arrived at Hunter Army Airfield Base in September 1953.  He was assigned to the 308 Air Refueling Squad and later served in the Air National Guard.  He had a combined military service of over 26 years. Michael worked for the Savannah Police Department, Thunderbolt Police Department,  Superintenden ...

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Laura Barrow McIntosh SEP 15, 1948 - NOV 06, 2019

Laura Barrow McIntosh

The family of Laura Barrow McIntosh is saddened to announce her death.  She died at her home in Savannah on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. She was the daughter of the late Mr. And Mrs. Craig Barrow, Jr. and the wife of James F. McIntosh, Jr.  Laura was educated at Savannah Country Day, Oldfields School, Glencoe, MD, and the University of Georgia.  She and her husband had residences in Savannah and Brevard, NC, and on their sailboat in Abaco, Bahamas.  She spent a lifetime defending our rivers and marshes, our mountains and the environment of our earth.  She was an avid gardener with extensive kn ...

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Mary Kemper Elkins Adams NOV 22, 1940 - NOV 05, 2019

Mary Kemper Elkins Adams

Mary Kemper Elkins Adams Kippy passed away peacefully at Candler Hospital on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  She was born in Ridgeland, SC to the late William Robertson Elkins and Freda Irwin Elkins.  Kippy was a 1958 graduate of Savannah High School and attended Armstrong College. Kippy had a very, warm personality; friendly to everyone she met and has been called by many  a “Lovely Lady”.  She loved playing tennis, bridge, and her arts and painting.  Most of all, Kippy adored her family. Kippy had been a member of Junior League of Savannah, Huguenot Society of SC, National League of Colonial Dam ...

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Laura Andrea Norris APR 30, 1964 - NOV 04, 2019

Laura Andrea Norris

Laura Andrea Norris passed away Monday, November 4, 2019. Laura was a woman of great faith and love for her family, both human and animal. She worked in NICU at Memorial Medical Center for many years; her experience in caring for babies made her faith stronger. She was a very loving person and always went out of her way to help people in need. Laura was an avid fisherwoman and fished many deep-sea tournaments where she won many awards. She always enjoyed having a good time and made sure that everyone around her felt the same. She was a member of the Daughters of Ireland and very proud of her I ...

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Sara Ryan - NOV 03, 2019

Sara Ryan

Sara Ryan, 80, died Sunday, November 3, 2019 at her home.  Sara was loved by her children and all those children she helped raise through the years.  She loved all of her family and friends.  She enjoyed life. She was preceded in death by her husband, Andrew J. “Bubsy” Ryan, III; father and mother, Willie and Reba Harrell; daughter, Catherine Ryan Boyce, brothers, Tom and Jay Harrell, sister, Ann Holmes. Surviving are her sons, Andrew, Timothy, Christopher (Lynn), Francis (Monette); daughter, Terri (Randy); brother Ray (Mary); sister, Rebbeca Pullin; grandchildren, Wayne Randall Boyce, Jr., Ch ...

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Agnes Ivette "Betty" Perelez - NOV 02, 2019

Agnes Ivette

It is with great sadness and profound grief that the Perelez family returns their beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother Agnes Ivette (“Betty”) Perelez, 67, into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Known by so many as “Ms. Betty,” she died Saturday, November 2 at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona following a brief illness. Her devoted daughter, Neysa, was at her bedside as she surrendered to her second battle with cancer and embraced eternal salvation and a reunion with her late husband and love of her life, Hector. Betty was the matriarch and the beloved “Ma ...

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Marilyn Louise Potts SEP 07, 1946 - NOV 01, 2019

Marilyn Louise Potts

Marilyn was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She attended Newton Elementary School and graduated in 1964 from Cooley High School.  Her first job was at Superior Detroit Company. Her employment history displayed signs of continual success in the various jobs she had during the next 48 years. When retirement time arrived, Bob and Marilyn retired on the same date of February 1, 2012. Marilyn met the love of her life in 1965 through a mutual friend. This became a 54 year love story with Bob and Marilyn being joined in marriage on January 15, 1966. Bob was on military leave and only had a brie ...

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Rosemary Ford Lanahan - NOV 01, 2019

Rosemary Ford Lanahan

Rosemary Ford Lanahan, died peacefully at her home in Savannah, GA on Friday, November 1, 2019. She was born on April 7, 1929 in Albany, N.Y. to John Ford and Katherine (Halpin) Ford. After graduating from Alburtus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut, she went on to become a fashion writer in New York City for publications such as Charm Magazine (later Mademoiselle), Women’s Wear Daily and Home Furnishings Daily. There she met her husband, John Stevenson Lanahan, to whom she was married for 45 years until his passing in 1998. Together, they raised three children. She came back to writing ...

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John F. Gillespie APR 09, 1925 - NOV 01, 2019

John F. Gillespie

John Franklin Gillespie, died November 1, 2019, All Saints Day. John was born on April 9, 1925, to the late Joseph Gill Gillespie and Margaret Lee Dean Gillespie in Murfreesboro, TN, and spent the first year of his life there until the family moved to Savannah, GA. John attended 37th Street School for grades 1-6 and 35th Street School for 7th and 8th, and was the first graduating class from Savannah High to complete all four years at the new school. After graduating in 1943, John enlisted in the Army Air Corps, following in the steps of his brothers, Joe and Edward, to become a pilot. By the t ...

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Phillip Curtis Corbin, Sr. MAR 23, 1930 - NOV 01, 2019

Phillip Curtis Corbin, Sr.

  Phillip “Curtis” Corbin Born March 23, 1930 Deceased: November 1, 2019   Phillip Curtis “Curt” Corbin was born in Emanuel County, Georgia, but lived in Pooler/Savannah, Georgia practically all of his life. He retired after 41 years as an Iron Worker with Local Union #709 of Savannah, Georgia, which he served as Recording Secretary for 12 years. He was educated in Savannah Schools and attended Georgia Teacher’s College. He was a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II and The Korean War. He received three Purple Heart Medals, Bronze Star Medal and Silver Star Medal while serving w ...

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Dorothy McGee Wilder DEC 08, 1933 - NOV 01, 2019

Dorothy McGee Wilder

Dorothy McGee Wilder, 85, of Savannah, GA passed away on Friday, November 01, 2019 at Hospice of Savannah after a short illness. Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, John Wilder and her daughter, Kimberly Campbell. Dorothy was born in Raleigh, NC and lived most of her adult life in the Savannah area. Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Carol Brown; a son, Greg Wilder (Ashlei); five grandchildren, Guy Campbell, Tiffany Stanhope (Dave); Taylor Gunn (Alex); Allison Rogers (Jason); Aaron Wilder.  Five great grandchildren; Landon and Clara Grace Stanhope; Jaxton and Oliver Gunn; Jordan Sh ...

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Laurence Lee Gay JAN 04, 1938 - NOV 01, 2019

Laurence Lee Gay

Laurence Lee Gay, age 81, passed away peacefully on November 1, 2019 at Riverview Health after a long illness.  He was a member of Thunderbolt Baptist Church, where he directed music in the past.  He was the son of Edward Lee Gay and Frances Mouzon Gay of Savannah. Survivors include a brother, Edward M. Gay, Sr., (Kay) of Savannah; a nephew, a niece, a grand-niece, and several grand-nephews. A graveside service will be held Monday, November 4, at 11:00 am at Bonaventure Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors ...

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Olivia Marie Kent Pagan - NOV 01, 2019

Olivia Marie Kent Pagan

Oliva Marie Kent Pagan, 97, passed away Friday, November 1, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center.  The native and lifelong resident of Savannah/Tybee Island was born in the Old Fort Section, daughter of Joseph and Lillian Hernandez Kent. Mrs. Pagan was a homemaker and of the Catholic and Episcopal faiths.  As the matriarch of the family, Mrs. Pagan was the glue that held the family together.  She was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother.  Mrs. Pagan was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Pagan, Jr. and son, Ralph Pagan, III. Surviving are her children, Tony ...

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Jeanne Williams Powley DEC 08, 1939 - OCT 31, 2019

Jeanne Williams Powley

Jeanne Williams Powley passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2019 at the age of 79 after a brief illness at St. Joseph’s Hospital with her husband by her side. Jeanne was born in El Reno, Oklahoma on December 8, 1939, the youngest daughter of the late Eugene and Delia Tamm.  She grew up in Royal Oak, Michigan where she attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and she raised her family while living in the Chicago suburban area before moving to The Landings in Savannah, Georgia almost 30 years ago. Once her children were older Jeanne began working for United Airlines, first in their executive offices ...

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Daniel A. Wendt - OCT 31, 2019

Daniel A. Wendt

Daniel Alvert Wendt, 77, passed away Thursday, October 31, 2019 at home with his family by his side. He was born June 7, 1942 in Lafayette, New Jersey to the late Henry and Marie Wendt. He retired from SNF, Inc. as an Accountant. Mr. Wendt was a longtime member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Roth, son, James Daniel Wendt, daughter, Jennifer Danielle Wendt Osche, grandchildren, Amanda and Morgan Wendt, and Kaitlyn and Samantha Osche.  Also surviving are stepsons, David Douglas Ealy and Daniel Steven Ealy, the mother of his children, Darnely Wendt, ...

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John Kenneth Jones JUN 25, 1939 - OCT 30, 2019

John Kenneth Jones

John Kenneth Jones, 80, passed away October 30, 2019, at Abercorn Rehabilitation. He was born June 25, 1939 in Athens, GA to the late Lonnie Daniel Jones and Sally Harmon Jones.  He was a 1957 graduate of Savannah High School and served for over 40 years in the Air National Guard. He was a member of the Exchange Club of Savannah, Savannah Association of Flying Air National Guardsmen, The Greater Savannah Softball Association, Cobra Club, Lifetime Member of Air Force Association, Grey Eagle Society, and an active golfer in the Senior Blitz. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lonnie Daniel ...

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James L. Robinson - OCT 29, 2019

James L. Robinson

James Lowell Robinson, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019.  He was born on May 23, 1944 in Brooklyn, New York, but spent his years growing up in Asheville, North Carolina. He attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and majored in Business. Following college, he joined the Navy and was a proud officer that was honored to serve for the country he loved. Jim loved history and firmly believed in The Constitution of the United States. During his time in the Navy, he was the commanding officer aboard the USSR Denver. After the Navy, Jim earned his MBA from Long Beach State. Jim was a ...

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Juaneta Shehan Hershberger - OCT 29, 2019

Juaneta Shehan Hershberger

Juaneta Shehan Hershberger, 85, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, GA.  She was born in Elkhart, Indiana, daughter of John A. and Mary Nichols Shehan. She was reared in Elkhart where she graduated from Elkhart High School and worked at Howmet for many years before retiring to DeLeon Springs, Florida in 1998.  Juaneta later moved to Rincon, Georgia to be near her family. She enjoyed crafting, crocheting, gardening and crossword puzzles. Juaneta was a wonderful mother and grandmother who loved all her kids unconditionally.  She enjoyed spendi ...

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Ryan Patrick Dempsey AUG 17, 1992 - OCT 28, 2019

Ryan Patrick Dempsey

Ryan Patrick Dempsey, 27, beloved son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew and cousin, passed away October 28, 2019. Ryan was born August 17, 1992. He was a graduate of Bartram Trail High School and attended University of North Florida. Ryan was an avid out-doors man who loved fishing, hiking, camping, cooking and spending time with his right-hand dog, Tiger. Survivors include his father Patrick Dempsey (Jennifer); mother, Kimberly Bjerke (Jeffrey); siblings, Sheena Rosenquist (Kevin), Elizabeth Dempsey, Hunter Dempsey, Carson Dempsey, Austin Brown, Taryn Burash, Taylor Valach (Brant); grandmothe ...

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Cole Carter Kessler - OCT 28, 2019

Cole Carter Kessler

Cole Carter Kessler was born in Morrow, Georgia on April 29, 1988.  He entered eternal heaven on October 28, 2019.  He died at home from a drug overdose.  Never thought I would have to write an obituary for our child. It is a parent’s worst nightmare.  He recently attended resident program at Bridges of Hope in Homerville, Georgia.  Cole was there for six months.  He has told us how much they helped him and he seemed to be on the right track, but the drugs had a strong hold on him. Cole was “Born Again” while he attended Bridges of Hope and accepted the Lord Jesus as his Savior.  He was baptiz ...

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Judith "Judy" Lightner Shumate FEB 26, 1941 - OCT 27, 2019

Judith

We celebrate the life and memory of Judith “Judy” Lightner Shumate, 78, who passed away Sunday, October 27, 2019, in the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice. Judy was born on February 26, 1941, to Richard and Edith Lightner. Raised in Savannah, Georgia, Judy graduated from Commercial High School in 1958. She went on to have a long professional career in finance and business management, highlighted by numerous awards for excellent performance in her field. Later, she found her calling as a Realtor, working with Re/Max Savannah, for over twenty years. Judy loved her beautiful city, and had a gentle sou ...

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Raymond Jue, Jr. JUN 06, 1933 - OCT 26, 2019

Raymond Jue, Jr.

Raymond Jue Jr., 86, of Savannah, died October 26, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on June 6, 1933 in Savannah, GA, the son of the late Dorothy Woo Jue and the late Raymond Jue, Sr. He graduated from Savannah High School in 1951. He attended college at the Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated in 1955 with a BS degree in Industrial Management. He served in the US Army – 25th Infantry in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1956 – 1957. In 1960, he opened and owned one of Savannah’s Original 7-11 Minit stores on DeRenne Ave with his late brother-in-law Kenneth Cheong. He continued the busin ...

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Arlene Bagley Lewis - OCT 26, 2019

Arlene Bagley Lewis

Arlene Bagley Lewis, age 79, died October 26, 2019 at her beloved home where she and her deceased husband, Raymond Robert Lewis, raised their four children. Arlene was born June 30, 1940 in Lincoln Park, Michigan, to Gordon and Sylvia Bagley but moved south at an early age. Arlene lived in Savannah for most of her adult life. She attended the Medical College of Georgia where she obtained her nursing degree. She worked for many years as a public health nurse followed by many years at St. Joseph’s Hospital serving as the head nurse of the Emergency Department as well as serving as a nursing supe ...

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Betty Denmark Durden FEB 09, 1930 - OCT 26, 2019

Betty Denmark Durden

Mrs. Betty Denmark Durden, 89, wife of Ben W. Durden, passed away peacefully on October 26, 2019, surrounded by her family and friends. Mrs. Durden was born in Bulloch County, Georgia, on February 9th, 1930, and received her Master of Cosmetology license at the age of 16. She continued in this profession that she dearly loved for 66 years, owning three salons in the Savannah area and retiring at the age of 82. Betty loved the Lord and devoted her life to the service of others. She was the epitome of a selfless servant and led by example in everything that she did. She was a past member of the ...

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Edward Charles Hill - OCT 26, 2019

Edward Charles Hill

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Shirley J. Williams - OCT 26, 2019

Shirley J. Williams

Shirley Johnson Williams, 84, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019. She was born March 28, 1935 in Sparta, GA to the late Ennis and Mattie Wilson Johnson. She retired after 54 years of service with Pederson-Chokos Insurance Company, and was a member of Central Christian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Williams. Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Mike and Pat Williams, David and Tina Williams, granddaughter, Krystle White (Ross), great-grandchildren, Ryan and Katy, one brother, Ennis H. Johnson, one sister, Amelia J. House, and se ...

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Shirley Gardner Vaughn FEB 24, 1935 - OCT 25, 2019

Shirley Gardner Vaughn

Shirley Gardner Vaughn passed peacefully at home under Hospice care on October 25, 2019, surrounded by her family.  She was born in Lee County, South Carolina on February 24, 1935, to Margaret Hill and J.M. Gardner. She was a graduate of the Baptist Hospital School of Nursing in Columbia, South Carolina.  She was an avid Duplicate Bridge player achieving the rank of Silver Life Master.  She was also a certified director and teacher.  She was a member of Isle of Hope United Methodist Church. Shirley is survived by her husband James C. Vaughn, Sr.; son, James C. Vaughn, Jr. (Melissa); daughters: ...

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George K. Tarasovic - OCT 24, 2019

George K. Tarasovic

George K. Tarasovic, born in Granville, NY, in 1930, passed away on October 24, 2019, at the age of 89 in Savannah, GA. Although being born in NY, George spent his childhood in Bridgeport, CT, with his two older sisters (Mary and Helen) and younger brother (Phillip). George, a graduate of Warren Harding High School, was an outstanding All-state high school football center and linebacker on a state championship team.  He went south to Louisiana State University to pursue his football career. He gained All-Southeastern Conference, and All-American honors in 1951 at center and linebacker. George, ...

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Eleanor M. Blood SEP 13, 1921 - OCT 24, 2019

Eleanor M. Blood

Eleanor MacDonell Blood, age 98, died October 24, 2019, at The Marshes, Skidaway Island, Georgia, after a short illness. She has gone to her long-awaited eternal reward and will rest beside her beloved husband of 49 years, George Austin Blood, Senior, who preceded her in death on April 20, 1991. She is survived by two sons:  George Austin Blood, Jr., (Hope), and Lawrence Alan Blood, Sr. (Pris). In addition, she had four grandsons: Alan, Bryan, Austin III, and Derek; four great grandchildren, Hailey, Reed, Madeleine, Faith; a great-great granddaughter, Jesse; niece Gale Thompson (Bob), and neph ...

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Charles Lindberg Lewis (Lindy) - OCT 23, 2019

Charles Lindberg Lewis (Lindy)

Charles Lindberg Lewis (Lindy) passed away peacefully October 23, 2019. Lindy was the owner of C. L. Lewis Construction Company until the late 1970’s. Successful projects included the excavation of roads, schools, Savannah Civic Center and Oglethorpe Mall in Savannah. His company’s best-known achievement was the development of Burnside Island where he lived since 1960. Lindy, one of twelve children, was born October 13, 1928 in Islip, New York to William Mathias Anthony and Margaret McKenna Lewis. Lindy married the love of his life, Margaret Jean Bennett on August 6, 1951. They were inseparabl ...

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Judith Fitzsimmons Tschetter - OCT 22, 2019

Judith Fitzsimmons Tschetter

  Judith Fitzsimmons Tschetter, 83, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019. She was born July 15, 1936 in Augusta, GA. Mrs. Tschetter was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert Alan Tschetter, whom she married in December 1958. A graduate of Emory University with a degree in nursing, she was passionate about nursing and caring for others, and a member at Christ Church Episcopal. Judy was an historian and vocal supporter of historic preservation and restoration, loyal to local artists, and truly dedicated to passing on the story of her beloved Savannah. Later in life, Bob and Judy rais ...

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Harry E. Owens, Sr. SEP 01, 1923 - OCT 22, 2019

Harry E. Owens, Sr.

Harry E. Owens, 96, passed away Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at his home. He was born September 1, 1923, in Brooklyn, NY, but lived in Savannah from infancy. Harry was twice a cancer survivor, a testimony to his perseverance and to the knowledge and skill of his excellent doctors.  He gave the most credit to the multitude of prayers offered up for him. He led an active life.  He was a veteran of World War II.  He was employed by Union Camp Corporation for over 41 years, retiring as a Planner Analyst.  He built his home on Talahi Island, then a cabin in the mountains of North Carolina where he and ...

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Sandra Louise Moore "Sandy" Robinson - OCT 21, 2019

Sandra Louise Moore

Savannah native, Jenkins High School graduate and current Skidaway Island resident Sandra Louise Moore “Sandy” Robinson went to be with Jesus on Monday night October 21st. At each stop in her life, Auburn University, Boston, Atlanta, Dallas, Charlotte, Northern Virginia and especially Savannah, Sandy left an indelible impression with the folks she came in contact with through her work, her neighborhood, her kids’ PTA, on the sidelines of youth sporting events, in the audience of high school theater productions, and churches – especially Gateway Church in Virginia and Isle of Hope United Method ...

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Jacqueline P. Ricks DEC 03, 1939 - OCT 21, 2019

Jacqueline P. Ricks

Jacqueline P. Ricks, 79 of Savannah, died peacefully at Hospice Savannah on Monday October 21st. A long time member of First Presbyterian church where she sang in the choir for many years and was a member of the Covenent Sunday School class.  She was a life member of the Savannah Lions Club and The International order of the Kings Daughters and Sons.  She was retired from the Accounting Department at Hunter, McLean, Exley, and Dunn. She is survived by her husband of 60 years William A. Ricks, two daughters Suzanne Ricks and Diane Ricks both of Savannah and a brother Michael Prow also of Savann ...

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Louise Kelly DEC 18, 1938 - OCT 20, 2019

Louise Kelly

Louise S. Kelly, 80, died October 20, 2019, at home under the care of Compassus Hospice Savannah. She was surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.  She was born December 18, 1938, in Savannah, GA and lived in Savannah most of her life before moving to Charlotte, NC for 14 years. She then moved to Jacksonville, FL where she resided for 10 years before returning to Savannah.  She attended Beach High School. She was a baker and cook for the Savannah-Chatham Board of Education and also worked as a professional caterer. Her hobbies were cooking, baking, sewing, decorating ...

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Ruth C. Tirone - OCT 20, 2019

Ruth C. Tirone

Ruth M. Tirone, 99, passed away Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Savannah. She was born in New Rochelle, N.Y. on July 3, 1920. She was a graduate of St. Vincent’s Hospital School of Nursing in New York City. Mrs. Tirone joined the U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps in World War II. She obtained her private pilot’s license, and was employed by Memorial Medical Center as a Registered Nurse. She was one of the first volunteers for Hospice Savannah, and volunteered in serving lunch at the Emmaus House for many years. Mrs. Tirone was a member of the Savannah Golf Club, the Savannah Women’s Golf Association, and ...

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George E. Rotureau - OCT 19, 2019

George E. Rotureau

Mr. George Edward Rotureau 86 of Faulkville, GA Passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro, GA after a long illness. Mr. Rotureau was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia to Walter and Betty Kelly Rotureau. He graduated from Commercial High School in Savannah and after graduation enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during the Korean War. After serving his country Mr. Rotureau returned to Savannah and met and married the love of his life, Mary Irene Yarber on April 11, 1959. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage. He was a Free Mason and Shriner in the flag unit f ...

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Tootsie Dare Johnson JUL 04, 1984 - OCT 19, 2019

Tootsie Dare Johnson

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Jeffrey B. Reid - OCT 19, 2019

Jeffrey B. Reid

Jeffrey Bryan Reid (51) died October 19, 2019 at home after suffering for over three years with cancer. He is survived by his mother, Marilyn Kay Reid, and his sister, Elizabeth Reid DeWitt, and brother, Gregory Allen Reid, and his two children Cooper McInnis Reid and Mary Tarver Ellis Reid. Jeff was born in Phoenix, Arizona in 1968 and grew up in Dallas, Texas where he graduated from Jesuit College Preparatory in 1986 where he excelled at playing soccer. He graduated from the University of California - Berkeley in 1990 where he continued to play soccer and became knowledgeable about computer ...

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Mary Teresa "Maureen" Annunziata - OCT 19, 2019

Mary Teresa

Mary Teresa “Maureen” Annunziata, 87, passed away Saturday, October 19, 2019. She was born on January 11, 1932 in Summerville, MA. She grew up and raised her family in New York and moved to Savannah with her husband John after retirement. She is survived by her loving husband, John Annunziata; daughters, Dee (Karl) DeMasi and Teresa (Chris) Overbeck; grandchildren, Christopher, Russell (Kate), John (Jenn), Michelle, Dominic and Carolyn and great-grandchild, Marshall. The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Monday, October 21, 2019 at Fox &am ...

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Tunis M. Smith, Jr. - OCT 18, 2019

Tunis M. Smith, Jr.

Tunis M. Smith, Jr., 93, passed away Friday, October 18, 2019 at Spanish Oaks Retreat. He was born November 25, 1925 in Savannah, GA to the late Tunis M. Smith, Sr. and Annie Kohlage Smith. Mr. Smith retired from the Union Camp Corporation where he worked for over three decades, first as a Mechanical Engineer in the Box Plant and then as head of maintenance in the Chemical Division. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Army engineer corps. During retirement, he volunteered for many years with the Ronald McDonald House. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by hi ...

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Cheryl Littleton Andrews - OCT 17, 2019

Cheryl Littleton Andrews

Cheryl Littleton Andrews, 54, passed away Thursday, October 17, 2019.  Surviving are three children, Candice Colquitt, Neyle Colquitt, Anthony Andrews and other relatives.  A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m., Monday, October 21, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.   ...

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Barbara Jeanine Pearson - OCT 16, 2019

Barbara Jeanine Pearson

Barbara Jeanine Pearson, 89, passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Azalealand Nursing Home.  She was born in Savannah, daughter of Thomas Dewey Pearson and Clara Meehan Pearson. Miss Pearson graduated from Savannah High School and earned a bachelor’s degree from Armstrong State College.  She was employed at Savannah Sugar Refinery as a secretary for many years and a member of Independent Presbyterian Church.  Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Thomas Dewey Pearson, Jr. and nephew, Thomas Dewey Pearson, III. Surviving are her niece, Leslie Pearson Mills (Brya ...

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James Jernigan Crumbley, III - OCT 15, 2019

James Jernigan Crumbley, III

James (Jim) J. Crumbley, III died October 15, 2019 at his home. He was born October 16, 1964 in Albany, Georgia, son of the late Dr. Ben Hill Crumbley, DDS and Patricia D. Henline. Jim loved God first. He prayed for his children's safety every night and for the blessings he had been given in his life. Family came next, he adored his children and he lived for them. Third was a very close tie between the Georgia Bulldogs, fishing and golfing. He carried a pole in all of his vehicles and if he saw a body of water he would pull over and throw in a line. He played golf every Wednesday, weather perm ...

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Kelle Davis Jackson - OCT 15, 2019

Kelle Davis Jackson

Kelle Claire Jackson TYBEE ISLAND, GA - Kelle Claire Jackson passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2019. She was born in Metairie, Louisiana on December 13, 1979 to Edward Lawson Davis Jr. and Brenda Boudreaux Davis. Kelle attended Roswell High School and graduated from Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. Kelle was a ray of sunshine to all who knew her. She was thoughtful, encouraging, caring and always went the extra mile for others. Many times she professed that her greatest accomplishment in life was being a mother to ...

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Judge Tom A. Edenfield, Sr. - OCT 15, 2019

Judge Tom A. Edenfield, Sr.

Judge Tom A. Edenfield, Sr. – SAVANNAH – a devoted husband, father, friend, attorney and Judge, died October 15, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital surrounded by his family. Tom was born in Savannah, Georgia, on August 10, 1939 and was a lifelong resident of Savannah. He grew up on East 35th Street and was a 1957 graduate of Commercial High School. He earned his Associates Degree from Armstrong Junior College and graduated from Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law. He was a faithful member of Calvary Baptist Temple for over 35 years. Some of Tom's many professional accomplishments incl ...

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Richard "Gene" Powell - OCT 14, 2019

Richard

Richard Eugene “Gene” Powell, 80, passed away Monday, October 14, 2019 at his residence in Statesboro, GA after a 19 year battle with lung disease. He was born July 2, 1939 in Savannah, GA to the late Fred Lamar Powell and Mildred Hodges Powell. He married Annie Laurie Sikes on May 5, 1961 in Ridgeland, SC. Gene served in the U.S. Marines and was retired from Chatham Radiator after 15 years of service, as well as Backus Cadillac Pontiac after 25 years of service. He was a resident of Savannah before retiring to Statesboro, GA in 2001. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his ...

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Jeanne Laffitte Brooks - OCT 14, 2019

Jeanne Laffitte Brooks

Jeanne Laffitte Brooks, 70, passed away on Monday, October, 14, 2019. Born on March 4, 1949 in Birmingham AL, Jeanne was the daughter of the late Virginia Laffitte Nilan and David Smith Laffitte. She was raised in Spartanburg, SC. Jeanne graduated Spartanburg High School and the University of South Carolina. In 1982, Jeanne moved to Savannah, which she would come to call her true home. It was there that Jeanne found her passion for caring for others through the hospitality business. With a successful career that spanned over four decades, Jeanne helped countless boutique hotels to learn the va ...

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Robert L. "Bobby" Cameron - OCT 14, 2019

Robert L.

Mr. Robert Lee Cameron, age 81, passed away October 14, 2019 at Hospice House in Savannah after an extended illness. He was born November 5, 1937 in LaGrange, Georgia to Hazel Terry Cameron and Ralph Cameron. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Seymore Cameron and Terry Cameron.  He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Barbara McAllister Cameron, and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Cameron formerly served in the US Navy and was the long-time owner/manager of Piggly Wiggly on Wilmington Island. He was a member of Wilmington Island United Methodist Church and a devoted fan ...

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William H. "Hank" Vaughn, III APR 28, 1964 - OCT 12, 2019

William H.

William Henry Vaughn, III (Hank), born April 28, 1964 in Savannah, GA to Dr. William Vaughn (deceased), and Martheda Barnes Vaughn. Hank was a graduate of Jenkins High School and Savannah Vocational Technical School. He was employed at the Savannah Yacht Club. Passed away into the arms of Jesus on October 12th at Hospice Savannah, he was preceded in death by his dad, and his brother Stephen. Hank is survived by his mother, Martheda Humphries Lewis and stepdad Cleon Lewis, brothers Chris Lawson (Sherry) of Friday Harbor, WA, and Dr. Michael Vaughn (Jackie), and stepsister Debra Blackburn (Fred) ...

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Max Gordon Forehand SEP 10, 1934 - OCT 12, 2019

Max Gordon Forehand

Guyton- Max Gordon Forehand, 85, passed away Saturday, October 12, 2019 at home under the care of Hospice Savannah surrounded by his loving family. Max was born in Hiltonia, Georgia on September 10, 1934 to the late Gordon Stanley and Eunice Godbee Forehand. He moved to Savannah at an early age, where he spent most of his life before relocating to Guyton. Max joined the Air National Guard on March 12, 1952. He retired from the 165th Airlift Wing as a Chief Master Sergeant on September 9,1994. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of fifty-seven years, Mary Azalie Forehand. Surviving are ...

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Corley H. Nease, O.D. - OCT 11, 2019

Corley H. Nease, O.D.

Corley H. Nease, O.D., 82, passed away October 11, 2019. He was born in Lumber City, GA and graduated from the Southern College of Optometry in 1960. He was an optometrist in the Army for nearly seven years, four of those years in France. He practiced privately in Savannah for 34 years. He was a past president of the Georgia Optometric Association and an early advocate for optometrists to use diagnostic drugs. He was an active member of Christ Church Anglican and sang in the choir for many years. He was also a past president of The Exchange Club of Savannah. He is survived by his wife Ginny, s ...

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Jerome "Jerry" Richard Hanley - OCT 11, 2019

Jerome

Jerome Richard Hanley, loving husband and father of three, passed away on October 11, 2019 after two years of bravely battling complications from a stroke. Jerry was lovingly adopted from The Cradle, in Chicago, IL by James R. Hanley and Pauline Lowry of Perry, NY. He attended Kinderhook High School and graduated from The Milne School in Albany (’53). Jerry went on to Brown University (’57) and the Yale School of Drama (’60) where he met his wife of 59 years Ann Elizabeth Truslow. They were married in 1960. He served for two years in the US Army. After his service, Jerry joined the faculty of ...

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Michele Peterman Creel - OCT 11, 2019

Michele Peterman Creel

Michele Peterman Creel, “Mickey”, 76, passed away October 11, 2019 in Savannah, Georgia after an extended illness. Mickey was born in Savannah, Georgia on September 10, 1943 to Geneva and Bert Peterman. A 1960 graduate of Savannah High School, she went on to earn a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education from Georgia Southern College in 1964. Upon graduation, she began her lifelong career as a mathematics educator at HV Jenkins High School at the young age of 20. Soon after, she moved to Summerville, South Carolina where she met and married, Gerald Creel, a young naval officer from Texas. ...

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William (Buddy) Bernard Murray, Jr. JAN 08, 1948 - OCT 10, 2019

William (Buddy) Bernard Murray, Jr.

William (Buddy) Bernard Murray Jr., died October 10 at home under the care of Hospice Savannah, surrounded by his wife, children, and dog Coco. He was born January 8, 1948 in Savannah, GA, a son of William Sr. and Helen Jester Murray. Buddy was a graduate of Savannah High School in 1966 and served in the United States Army Reserves.  He completed his trade and vocational certification from North Georgia Technical College in HVAC and Plumbing.  He worked for and owned Murray Plumbing Company up until his retirement.  Buddy was an avid collector, a loyal husband, and a great barbecue sauce maker ...

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Edwin S. Moore, Jr. - OCT 10, 2019

Edwin S. Moore, Jr.

Edwin S. Moore, Jr., 92, passed peacefully, Thursday, October 10, 2019, with family at his side, while in the care of Hospice Savannah. Ed was born in Santa Cruz, CA. He was a veteran of the US Navy. He retired as a civilian employee of the Federal government. He has made Savannah his home since 1990. Ed is survived by his wife Joan, a sister Dorothy, and her family in Hawaii, his son William S. (Deborah), and Dwain B. (Sharon) of California, a granddaughter, three great-grandchildren in Oregon, and extended family in Florida, Georgia, and beyond. As per his wishes, there will be no funeral or ...

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Kojo Afenyi-Annan JAN 03, 1944 - OCT 09, 2019

Kojo Afenyi-Annan

Kojo Afenyi-Annan, AKA “Guy Green”, age 75, of The Landings at Skidaway Island, Savannah, GA died unexpectedly on Wednesday October 9, 2019. Kojo was one of those rare individuals whose life reflected his values: a deep, abiding love of family; a commitment to creating and nurturing relationships; strong, unshakable, integrity; dedication to excellence; and a belief that life should be fun. A prolific reader and scholar who spoke multiple languages, traveled extensively throughout the world, and had friends from all walks of life – he was a true renaissance man. Friendly with everyone, he had ...

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Rose Mary Ward NOV 11, 1933 - OCT 09, 2019

Rose Mary Ward

Rose Mary Ward, 85, died on October 9, 2019 at Candler Hospital. Born on November 11, 1933 in Johnstown, PA, she grew up in Canton, Ohio. That’s where she met and married her husband, Bob, in 1954. They met at the local skating rink where she and her siblings spent most weekends. She moved to Castle Air Force Base in California, where she had her son. She then relocated back home to Ohio in the early 60’s, where they lived until relocating to Atlanta, GA in 1971. While in Atlanta, she worked as a book binder for Foote & Davies for over 20 years. She later moved to McDonough, GA with her fa ...

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Rose Mary Ward - OCT 09, 2019

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Eleanor M. "Ellie" "Poodle" Fountain - OCT 08, 2019

Eleanor M.

Eleanor Margaret Fountain, also known as Ellie and Poodle, age 77, peacefully passed away at her home October 8th, after her battle with cancer. Her sister-in-law Peggy and niece Angela were at her bedside. Born in Savannah, October 1, 1942, Eleanor was the daughter of Leon Issac & Annie Stregles Fountain.  She was a 1960 graduate of Savannah High School, and continued her education at GA Southern University, receiving a Bachelor’s of Business Administration with minors in Psychology, Journalism, and Secretarial Science; a Master’s degree in Psychometry from GA State University, and Ph.D. ...

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John Gargano - OCT 07, 2019

John Gargano

While heaven has always been known as a place of peace, calm and comfort, the rules were changed on October 7, 2019 when John Gargano, of Savannah, GA, busted through the pearly gates. Often the life of the party, John had a mission to bring joy to everyone he interacted with and was known to pull laughter from even the toughest critics. Pranks were a way of life, and John sought out to pull the funniest pranks on everyone he could. While he was often the happiest or funniest person in the room, he taught everyone that he could set the tone and instill fear and a sense of seriousness in a matt ...

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James Conner Lynes, Jr. SEP 21, 1921 - OCT 07, 2019

James Conner Lynes, Jr.

James Conner Lynes, Jr. passed the morning of October 7, 2019 while under care at Riverview Retirement Home.  A native of Marietta Georgia, he was a career Air Force service member, and veteran of World War II, Korean, and Vietnam Conflicts, retiring as Senior Chief Master Sergeant after 42 years of service.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Katheryn Lynes, son James C. Lynes III, and two daughters Linda (Stacy) Bucher and Patty Lynes.  Mr. Lynes is survived by his daughter in law, Jodee Lynes, son in law Burt Bucher Sr., grandchildren Jim Lynes IV (sp. Allison), Burt Bucher Jr, Tim Bucher ...

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David F. Walls JUL 23, 1958 - OCT 06, 2019

David F. Walls

Savannah, GA   David F. Walls, age 62, died peacefully in his sleep on October 6, 2019, after a long battle with cancer.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward F. Walls. Jr. and Beverly Bridges Walls. Surviving are his sister Katheryn E. Walls; brother, Stanley Walls; sister-in-law, June Walls; and nephew, Timothy Walls. A graveside memorial service will be held Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 3:00 pm at Arlington Memorial Park, 201 Mt. Vernon Hwy, NW, Sandy Springs, GA. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Monday, October 14, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, 7200 Ho ...

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Mitchell Bunker Smith OCT 14, 1979 - OCT 05, 2019

Mitchell Bunker Smith

Mitchell Bunker Smith, of Valona, Georgia, died Friday, October 4, 2019. He is survived by his beautiful children, Ben Smith (15) and Jack Smith (15), of Darien, Georgia, and Holden Smith (9) of Atlanta, Georgia. Born with a sense of adventure in Anchorage, Alaska, and reared in Pike County, Georgia, Mitchell spent most of his adult life on the coast of Georgia, son to Sherron Smith and Tommy Smith (deceased) and brother to Kate Venugopal of Oakland, California. Mitchell’s big heart and love for life was shared with and felt by many, and his natural love for people gave him a unique zeal for o ...

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William "Will" Ronning - OCT 05, 2019

William

William Lawrence Ronning, 48, passed away Saturday at his home with his devoted family by his side. Will, who was known by many names (most of which are related to a funny story), was a 1989 graduate of Savannah Christian Preparatory School, where he served as class president for a group of people who would remain friends for life. He was a proud graduate of the University of Georgia, where he received a degree in Risk Management and Insurance in 1991. While at UGA, he served as secretary of his fraternity, Sigma Phi Epsilon. After graduating from UGA, Will opened an Allstate Agency in Augusta ...

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Arthur "Artie" Fisher - OCT 03, 2019

Arthur

Arthur (Artie) Edward Fisher passed away October 3rd, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Savannah Ga. surrounded by his family. Born October 28th, 1937 in Rosedale NY, he graduated from Andrew Jackson High School and proudly enlisted in the US Marine Corp from 1955 to 1958. He went to work for Pan American Airways and joined the Nassau County Police Department in 1965. During his 20 year career he was a patrolman, served in the Crime Prevention Unit and attained the rank of Detective and retired in 1985. He lived in North Babylon NY and was also a 1st Degree Mason of the Babylon Lodge. He then move ...

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Barbara Underwood Brown Paull - OCT 03, 2019

Barbara Underwood Brown Paull

Barbara Paull passed away on Thursday, October 3, 2019.  She was born on August 20, 1931 in Evanston, IL, the only child of Ethel U. Brown and Dillon R. Brown.  She was preceded in death by her son, David U. Pickard of Roanoke, VA. She attended Lawrence College in Appleton, WI, and graduated from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and as a member of Kappa Alpha Theta. She lived in the Chicago area for most of her life. She retired to the Landings in 1990, and was actively involved in the Landings Garden Club, serving one year as its president.  She was als ...

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Susan Evans Rendeiro DEC 04, 1930 - OCT 03, 2019

Susan Evans Rendeiro

Susan Evans Rendeiro, 88, passed away Thursday, October 3, 2019 at her residence with her husband and son by her side. She was born New Kensington, PA on December 4, 1930, a daughter of Jean Remaley and Owen Richard Evans. She was a graduate of Linden Hall School for girls, the oldest boarding school for women in the United States. She also attended Roanoke College in Salem, VA. She married James Carlos Rendeiro, Jr. in 1950 at St. James Episcopal Church in Downingtown, PA. She was a housewife and loving mother and grandmother, and was both active in church in community affairs. She worked in ...

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Raymond Dewey Lanier (SSgt. USA, Ret.) - OCT 02, 2019

Raymond Dewey Lanier (SSgt. USA, Ret.)

Raymond Dewey Lanier (SSgt. USA, Ret.) 86, passed away suddenly Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at home. He was born in Lawton, Oklahoma son of William D. Lanier and Alma Coy Lanier.  Sgt. Lanier was retired after 21 years in the United States Army.  He served in the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War and stationed in various military installations around the world and the United States.  After the military, he worked with Gulfstream Aerospace retiring after sixteen years.  Sgt. Lanier was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Ursula Hoppe Lanier and brothers, Bill, Neal and Gerald Lanier. Su ...

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Barbara Brandt Granger OCT 26, 1930 - SEP 30, 2019

Barbara Brandt Granger

Barbara Brandt Granger, 88, died September 30, 2019. Mrs. Granger was born in Evanston, Illinois, on October 26, 1930 to Matthew Vincent Brandt and Ethel James Brandt. In 1935 the family relocated to Atlanta where Bobbe grew up in Brookwood Hills, attended Christ the King School, and graduated from Washington Seminary in 1949. Mrs. Granger then attended The University of Georgia for two years where she was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. During this time, she met her future husband, Harvey Granger, Jr. of Savannah who was a student at Georgia Tech. They were married at Christ the K ...

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Bobby E. Gradick - SEP 29, 2019

Bobby E. Gradick

Bobby Eugene Gradick, 74, passed away Sunday, September 29, 2019 at Candler Hospital. He was born November 8, 1944 in Sylvania, GA to the late Jesse Kirkland Gradick and Ethel Brower Gradick. Bobby was an active member of Wilmington Island United Methodist Church and retired from CSX Railroad after 30 years of service. He is survived by his wife Mary Whalen Gradick of Savannah, two sons, Christopher Gradick of Charleston, SC and Stephen Gradick of Savannah. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Kayla, Samantha, and Talor, two great-grandchildren, Katharine and River, one brother, Roy Gra ...

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Dr. H. Lee Howard NOV 04, 1918 - SEP 28, 2019

Dr. H. Lee Howard

Dr. H. Lee Howard died September 28, 2019 at The Oaks-Marshes of Skidaway Island in Savannah. He was nearly one month short of turning 101 years old! Born on November 4, 1918, he was raised in Savannah by his parents, Dr. Lee Howard, Sr. and May duBignon Stiles Howard. Dr. Howard received his undergraduate and M.D. degrees from Duke University (1943). He also earned his internship and residency training in Pathology at Duke (1949). In December, 1943, he married Julia Booker of Chapel Hill, N.C. From 1943 to 1946, Dr. Howard was a Lieutenant J.G. . in the U.S. Navy Medical Corp. Earning a comba ...

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Judith Lee Garner - SEP 27, 2019

Judith Lee Garner

Judith McFall Garner lost her battle with breast cancer and passed away peacefully on September 27, 2019 at her home on Skidaway Island, GA, surrounded by her loving family. Judy was born on January 11, 1938 in Bonne Terre, Mo. She was the oldest daughter of Ardis and Edna McFall. Her family moved to Jonesboro, AR, where she attended elementary school. In 1952, the McFall family relocated to Pocahontas, AR, where she attended high school through her junior year. Judy moved in with her aunt and uncle in Memphis, TN, for the summer, to fulfill her requirement of four years of English. In the fal ...

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Milton Kessler NOV 15, 1956 - SEP 27, 2019

Milton Kessler

Mr. Milton Kessler, age 62, died September 27, 2019 at Memorial Health University Medical Center.  He was a resident of Oceanside Nursing Home on Tybee Island. Surviving are his friends and caregivers at Oceanside Nursing Home. A graveside funeral service and burial will be held Friday, October 4, 2019, at 9:45 am at the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery with Rev. Stephen Lee officiating. ...

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Jarrod Steven Lee - SEP 27, 2019

Jarrod Steven Lee

Jarrod Lee Jarrod Steven Lee, 36 years old, died at home in Summerville, SC. He was born October 19, 1982 in Savannah, GA where he lived most of his life before moving to Summerville. Jarrod attended Windsor Forest High School and Savannah Technical College. He held a number of different positions throughout his working life with his most recent one being at the Carolina Ale House in Summerville. Jarrod loved all things artistic. He routinely expressed himself in this area. His friends and family would often comment about his dirty hands which were regularly seen with lead, ink, or paint on th ...

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John Waters Spivey, Sr. - SEP 27, 2019

John Waters Spivey, Sr.

John Waters Spivey, Sr., 89, passed away Friday, September 27, 2019 at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro. Mr. Spivey was a life-long resident of Savannah, graduate of Savannah High School and received his Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech. He worked his entire career with Savannah Electric and Power Company, retiring as Vice President of Engineering and Power Delivery. He was a long-time member of White Bluff Presbyterian Church. Mr. Spivey was preceded in death by his daughter of six months, Paula Elizabeth. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Josephine D. Spivey; sons, J ...

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Gerald McArthur Yarborough MAR 07, 1942 - SEP 26, 2019

Gerald McArthur Yarborough

Mr. Gerald McArthur Yarborough, age 77, died September 26, 2019 at his residence on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina. Mr. Yarborough was a native of Daufuskie Island, having lived there all of his life, other than time spent in the military. He was a retired U.S. Army E7. A “jack of all trades,” Mr. Yarborough had worked, among other things, as a security guard, a welder, an electrician, and he held the distinction of being one of the first Emergency Medical Technicians on Daufuskie Island. He loved to hunt and fish, was a great dancer, and was a very giving, selfless person, who was a caregiv ...

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Sally Farrell Beeson JUL 30, 1944 - SEP 24, 2019

Sally Farrell Beeson

Sally Farrell Beeson, born July 30, 1944 in Saginaw, Michigan, passed on September 24, 2019 in her Monroe, GA home after a short illness.  Sally is predeceased by her parents; Lt. Col. Ret. Lee James Farrell and Clementine Stansbury Farrell. Sally is survived by her brother; Charles Farrell, two daughters; Elizabeth Beeson Merritt (Robert) of Winter Haven, FL. and Laura Beeson Hester (Richard) of Monroe, GA and five grandchildren; Allie Merritt, Caroline Merritt, Sarah Merritt, Kate Hester and Charlie Hester.   A long time Savannah resident, Sally retired from Port City Industrial, Inc. and m ...

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Walter Kay Hagan, Jr. JAN 10, 1944 - SEP 24, 2019

Walter Kay Hagan, Jr.

Walter Kay Hagan, Jr., 75 of Savannah passed away September 24, surrounded by loving friends and family.  Walter was born on January 10th, 1944, the second son to Walter and Gertrude Hagan.  He graduated from Savannah High in 1962 and continued his education at the University of South Carolina. While at South Carolina, Walter was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity. He held the bond of friendship with many of his brothers throughout his life, whom affectionately called him Groundhog. Walter was a loyal husband and a loving father.  He will best be remembered for his contagious love of life, his d ...

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Patricia Ann Dalrymple Batanian - SEP 21, 2019

Patricia Ann Dalrymple Batanian

Patricia Ann Dalrymple Batanian, 65, passed away Saturday, September 21, 2019 at her home on Skidaway Island. She was born May 20, 1954 in Trenton, New Jersey to the late Douglas and Margaret Doyle Dalrymple. She graduated from Rowan University with a Bachelor’s degree. After graduation, she worked for Wheaton Glass in the marketing department. She also worked for National Starch and Chemical Company in the in the export department and later in the I.T. department as a system analyst. She was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church in New Jersey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded ...

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Melissa Anne Douglas NOV 09, 1973 - SEP 18, 2019

Melissa Anne Douglas

Melissa Anne Douglas, 45, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 18, 2019. Melissa attended Savannah Christian Preparatory School and SCAD. She was a volunteer with the Humane Society and helped with the Recovery Women’s Group both in Savannah and Brunswick. Her father, John William Douglas preceded her in death. Surviving are her mother, Olga Jean Douglas Hallstein; grandmother, Tina Douglas McBride and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. The fami ...

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Richard W. "Dick" St. Pierre - SEP 17, 2019

Richard W.

Tybee Island - Richard W. “Dick” St. Pierre died September 17, 2019.  He was a Professor Emeritus at Penn State University and upon retiring taught at AASU in the Health Sciences Department.  He received his degrees from OSU, UCLA and UNC, respectively. He is survived by his wife, Suzanne, two children, Jeffrey and Renee St. Pierre, two step-children, Matthew and Jeffrey Shoemaker, brother, Ronald St. Pierre and four grandchildren, Julie St. Pierre, David, Molly and Mark Shoemaker. At Dick’s request, no funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Islands Feral Ca ...

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Marilyn G. Hamilton - SEP 17, 2019

Marilyn G. Hamilton

Marilyn Glenell (Jones) Hamilton, 91 years of Savannah, GA passed away on September 17, 2019. Marilyn was born February 22, 1928 to Delbert and Janet Young and was raised in New Marshfield, Ohio. She grew up, graduated from high school and worked at McBees. She lived in the area until she met the love of her life, Lewis, and they moved to Middletown, Ohio where they lived from 1950 to 2013 before retiring to Savannah, GA to be near their grandson, Coley. Marilyn was involved in many things. She was a loyal Sunday School teacher and belonged for many years to the First Christian Church in Middl ...

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Thomas Henry Latham, Jr. NOV 10, 1937 - SEP 16, 2019

Thomas Henry Latham, Jr.

Thomas Henry Latham, Jr., 81, passed away peacefully at home in Savannah, GA Monday, September 16, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 10, 1937 in New Bedford, MA to the late Thomas (Harry) Latham and Mary (Dot) Hodnett. Mr. Latham received his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, M.B.A with American International College, and M.S. degree from Stonier School of Banking. From 1959-1963, he proudly served as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy where he was a Carrier Based Air Intelligence Officer and Naval Intelligence School Instructor.  Following his military service, Mr ...

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Be Van Truong - SEP 16, 2019

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Sidney Wayne Boone JAN 26, 1925 - SEP 16, 2019

Sidney Wayne Boone

Sidney Wayne Boone, 94, died peacefully at home on Monday, September 16, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. The Bogalusa, LA native lived in Savannah most of his life. Sidney was a graduate of Savannah High School and Armstrong Junior College. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II. He retired as an Industrial Engineer from Union Camp after 39 years of service. He was a lifelong member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church. Sidney was a Freemason, a member of the Scottish Rite and a Shrine Jester. He was a member of Clinton Lodge, No. 54 F. & A.M. He was Past Cap ...

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Elise Gibbs Lewis - SEP 15, 2019

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Luan Vuong Tran - SEP 15, 2019

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Mary Evelyn Hall Ford JUL 08, 1933 - SEP 14, 2019

Mary Evelyn Hall Ford

Mary Evelyn Hall Ford, 86, died peacefully on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born in Brunswick, GA on July 8, 1933 to the late Albert and Frances Drawdy Hall. She and her husband, Captain Robert Ford, moved to Savannah in 1970, after his retirement from the United States Marine Corp. Mary’s greatest joy in life was caring for her family as a homemaker, dedicated wife, and loving mother. In addition to her husband, Mary leaves behind three sons and their wives, Robert and Kay Ford, Thomas and Vickie Ford, and Bryon and Angel Ford; two brothers, a ...

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James Gifford Beurle FEB 25, 1940 - SEP 13, 2019

James Gifford Beurle

James Gifford Beurle, age 79, passed away on September 13, 2019 in Augusta, Georgia under the care of Augusta University Health, with family at his bedside. Jim was born on February 25, 1940 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa to Arthur and Marian Beurle. Following his graduation from Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Jim attended DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana for two years. He transferred to the University of Iowa, where he received his BS and DDS from the College of Dentistry. He then joined the US Air Force Dental Corps and was stationed at Scott Air Force Base in Belleville, Illinois. ...

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David Frank Peterson APR 05, 1950 - SEP 13, 2019

David Frank Peterson

David Frank Peterson, 69, passed away Friday, September 13, 2019 at Hospice House with his family by his side. He was born April 5, 1950 in Savannah to the late Frank Matthew Peterson and Mary Abbott Peterson. David was a 1968 graduate of Benedictine Military School and attended the University of South Carolina and Armstrong State College. He retired as Director of Operations of VeriSign, and was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. He was an avid golfer, and spent weekends playing with his son-in-law, Carl Ward and his grandson, Trace. Surviving are his wife, Barbara Weimar Pet ...

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Lombard Morgan Reynolds - SEP 12, 2019

Lombard Morgan Reynolds

Lombard Morgan Reynolds passed away peacefully on September 12th, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Savannah, GA on September 8th, 1934 to Horace Henry Morgan and Lombard Shafer Morgan. She attended The Pape School and graduated from Savannah High School. After high school, she attended and graduated from Briarcliff College in Bronxville, NY. She married Louis Allan Reynolds in 1956. They moved to Atlanta where she worked for the Coca Cola Company. Several years later, they moved back to Savannah and she was employed by Union Camp. Lombard was presented as a debutante at th ...

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Herman M. Inhulsen, Jr. - SEP 11, 2019

Herman M. Inhulsen, Jr.

Herman M. “Buddy” Inhulsen, 88, died Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in Savannah, GA. The Savannah native attended Commercial High School and was a graduate of Armstrong State College. He enlisted in the United States Air Force and served in the Korean Conflict, receiving four Battle Stars. After the war, he joined Union Camp Corporation where he remained for the next forty-six years before retiring as an executive with the company. He was a longtime resident of The Landings, where he was a member of Skidaway Island United Methodist Church. He was also a member of the American Legion. Surviving ...

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Cornelia (Connie) Jackson Wingard AUG 13, 1930 - SEP 10, 2019

Cornelia (Connie) Jackson Wingard

Cornelia (Connie) Elizabeth Jackson Wingard, 89, left this earth September 10, 2019. Connie was born August 13, 1930 in Front Royal, Virginia to Etta Jane Jackson. She was preceded in death by her sister Goldie Jackson and her husband of 56 years, Lt. Col. Flen Roy (Roy) Wingard. Connie spent her childhood surrounded by 18 aunts and uncles in the mountains of Virginia. Because there were no educational opportunities in the area for African American girls after the age of 13, Connie’s mother sent her to school first in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and then to The Manassas Industrial School in Man ...

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Kim Jon "Tiger" Fulkert APR 18, 1957 - SEP 10, 2019

Kim Jon

Kim Jon “Tiger” Fulkert, 62 years old, of Hilton Head Island, SC, passed away on September 10, 2019 at Candler Hospital in Savannah, GA.  He had suffered and survived many illnesses, but mercifully passed away in his sleep. He is survived by his wife, Angela Fulkert, his son, Spencer Fulkert (Heather), his step children, Charles “Chuck” Woodcock of Tybee Island, GA, Christine Hinely (Dean) of Pembroke, GA and Dawn Cloukey (Craig) of Fort Riley, Kansas, Darla Johnson of Dallas, TX, by his Father, Dennis Fulkert of Sarasota, FL,   his Sisters Tamara Aarons (Dennis) of Clifton Park, NY and Katrin ...

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Nguyen Thi Chuc MAR 10, 1953 - SEP 10, 2019

Nguyen Thi Chuc

Chuc was born in Mong Cai of Qung Ninh Province in Vietnam on March 10, 1953. She went home to Jesus on September 10, 2019. She met her husband Dang Chinh Thuy at Cam Ranh Bay. They married on July 20, 1970 and were together for 49 years. She loved traveling, gardening, good food, and fishing. She was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Church on Wilmington Island for more than 30 years. Faithfully attended Mass on a daily basis. Enjoyed weekly Adoration. Her love of God was profound, she prayed the Rosary and the Divine Mercy at least three times a day. She fostered the importance of Sunday Mas ...

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William C. "Bill" Porter - SEP 08, 2019

William C.

William C. “Bill” Porter, 94, of Atlanta, Georgia, died September 8, 2019, at Brighton Gardens of Buckhead. Bill was born November 23, 1924, in Duncan, Oklahoma, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ernest E. Porter, Sr. He lived his early life in Oklahoma and then moved to Atlanta. A Navy veteran of World War II and a retired Commander from the Navy Reserve, he was proud to have been able to serve his country. After the war Bill graduated from the University of Miami and returned to Atlanta. He owned an independent insurance company for many years. Survivors include his dearly beloved wife of 47 ...

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Richard L. "Dick" Schultz SEP 29, 1935 - SEP 08, 2019

Richard L.

Savannah, GA Richard L. (Dick) Schultz, age 83, died September 8, 2019 in Savannah, Georgia.  He was born September 28, 1935 in Bay City, Michigan. He retired from Saginaw Steering Gear in Michigan, and loved to fly and take care of pigeons. He was predeceased by his wife, Nancy; several brothers and sisters, all in Michigan; and stepson, Bud Moser. He is survived by brothers, Lee and Clarence Schultz; sister, Nancy Donavan; half-brother, Elmer Schmidt; and stepchildren, Glenda (Mike) Brunette, Cindy Gravlin, and Kathy (Jim) Maciejewski, all of Michigan; stepson, Ken Moser of Baxley, Georgia; ...

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Robert "Bob" Emmett Simmons - SEP 08, 2019

Robert

Robert E. "Bob" Simmons, 76, passed away on September 8th after a short illness. Born in Savannah, GA, he was a graduate of Benedictine Military School and the University of Georgia. He retired from Palmer and Cay and was a small business owner and author. Bob is survived by his wife, Mary Arden Simmons, his brother Howard Simmons and children Julie Lambert, Therese Cook, Wendy Arbogast and Dale LaRose; 23 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Mary Simmons, and daughter, Dawn LaRose. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family on Tybee Islan ...

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Cynthia "Cindy" Burgstiner - SEP 08, 2019

Cynthia

On September 8, 2019 our beloved Cindy passed away at Memorial Hospital. Born in Savannah on October 11, 1947 she was loved by many. She attended H.V. Jenkins class of 1965 and Draughn Business School of Savannah. She started her career at Burroughs Corporation here in Savannah and ended it with Mitsubishi Electronics in Norcross, GA.  She was a member of Isle of Hope United Methodist Church where she was also a member of the Berean Sunday School Class. She is survived by her husband, Henry P Burgstiner Sr of 52 years; her three sons, Henry (Hank) P Burgstiner Jr, Bryan M. Burgstiner, and Kyle ...

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Kenneth Niles Lanier - SEP 04, 2019

Kenneth Niles Lanier

Kenneth Niles Lanier passed away on September 4, 2019 under the care of hospice, surrounded by his beloved family.  He was born August 22, 1944 in Savannah, GA and resided there until graduation from H.V. Jenkins High School.  Upon graduating he enlisted in the United States Army, serving his country in Vietnam and retiring in 1983 as SFC Quality Control Supervisor for Army Aviation Helicopter and Fixed-Wing.  He then took his talents and expertise to Gulfstream Aerospace where he was employed as Senior Airworthiness Inspector until his retirement in 2007. Kenneth was actively involved in his ...

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Judy Collins Daniels - SEP 03, 2019

Judy Collins Daniels

Judith Collins Daniels, 82, died September 3, 2019 in Pittsburgh, PA, where she was being cared for by her loving family during a brief illness. Judy grew up in Savannah, GA, having attended Sacred Heart Parochial School and was a graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy in the Class of 1954. She married John H. (Jack) Daniels in 1955 and they raised their family on Tybee Island before Jack’s career took them to Limo, OH, and then to Pittsburgh, PA for some 36 years. Judy worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah, and later at Allegheny General Hospital until her retirement.  Judy and Jack then ret ...

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Joan (Joanie) Marie Baczynski - SEP 01, 2019

Joan (Joanie) Marie Baczynski

Joan (Joanie) Marie Baczynski, age 71, of Savannah GA, passed away on September 1, 2019 at Candler Hospital after a long illness. She was born October 22, 1947 in Aurora IL, to Harold and Martha Bollweg, and lived in Savannah for most of her life. Joanie attended Oak Park Hospital School of Nursing and received her nursing license in 1968. She worked in pediatrics in a number of hospitals in Illinois, California, and Georgia, before moving into social services, first at Parent and Child Development Services, and then Union Mission, from which she retired in 2012. Her interest in helping childr ...

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Tamzon Cook Amerson - SEP 01, 2019

Tamzon Cook Amerson

On September 1, 2019, our beloved family matriarch Tamzon Cecilia Cook Amerman passed away peacefully at the age of 95. Tamie was born to Homer A. Cook and Florence (Manker) Cook of Des Moines, Iowa on April 16, 1924. She was raised lovingly alongside her brothers Robert and David, coming from a family heritage of creative and brilliant minds including the aviation pioneers the Wright brothers. Since her youth Tamie radiated strength, intelligence, integrity, perseverance and incredible beauty. At the age of 19, she captured the heart of her beloved Lieut. Charles Paul Amerman USNR while atten ...

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George Russell "Chip" Meinert - AUG 31, 2019

George Russell

George Russell “Chip” Meinert, 54, passed away August 31, 2019, surrounded by family. He was a native of Savannah, GA and a graduate of the American Marine Institute in Daytona, FL. He was a dedicated marine mechanic and long-time employee at Marine Max, formerly Sea Ray of Savannah. Chip was deeply devoted to his family. A loving husband and father to his children, a wonderful brother and son, and irreplaceable friend to so very many. He is greatly missed. Surviving are his wife, Mary Newton Meinert, daughter, Chloe Louise Meinert, son, Jefferson McKinley “Mac” Meinert, daughter, Olivia Nevil ...

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Linda Jean O'Keefe Ferdine DEC 18, 1955 - AUG 31, 2019

Linda Jean O'Keefe Ferdine

Linda Jean (O’Keefe) Ferdine, 63, passed away peacefully on August 31, from complications related to surgery, in Savannah, GA. Linda was born in Hackensack, New Jersey, on December 18, 1955. She grew up in Hazlet, NJ, graduating from Raritan High School.  Linda worked at Bell Labs in Holmdel, New Jersey, retiring after 25 years of service.  Linda was our special angel, given to us for too short a time. She was gentle and loving, embraced by all who met her. Linda was preceded in death by her husband Richard, mother Joyce (Doggendorf) O’Keefe and brother Walter. Linda is survived by her father ...

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Arthur M. "Bud" Heusner, Jr. - AUG 30, 2019

Arthur M.

Arthur M. Heusner Jr., 86, formerly of Skidaway Island, GA, and now of Bluffton, SC, passed suddenly on August 30th, 2019, at Coastal Carolina Hospital; with his loving wife by his side. Arthur “Bud” was born on the 28th of January, 1933, in Omaha, Nebraska to Geraldine Nancy Mitchell Heusner and Arthur Mansel Heusner. He spent his younger years in Omaha until his family moved to Des Moines, Iowa. Bud graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1950, Grinnell College in 1954, and was accepted to The Basic School, Quantico, VA.  After proudly completing his service in the United States Marine Corps ...

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Estelle J. Bowers - AUG 26, 2019

Estelle J. Bowers

DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER, PLEASE NOTICE THE VISITATION AND SERVICE DAY HAS BEEN CHANGED. Estelle Jones Bowers was born in Princess Anne, Virginia on March 14, 1925. Her wonderfully fulfilled life ended in Goose Creek, South Carolina on August 26, 2019, after a courageous and lengthy battle with cancer. Estelle dealt with difficult health issues during most of her lifetime, but never let them diminish her rosy outlook and the immense happiness given her by family and friends. She will be interred on Saturday, September 14, beside her beloved husband John C. Bowers at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. ...

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Joel S. Dean - AUG 26, 2019

Joel S. Dean

Savannah, GA — Joel S. Dean, aged 76, passed away Monday, August 26th, 2019 after a long illness. He leaves his wife of 52 years, Rosemary (Penny) Dean (nee Greevey); his daughter, Rebecca Lehto of Savannah; his son James Dean of Savannah; his daughter in law, Carolyn Dean and his grandchildren, Stephen Lehto, Elizabeth Lehto, Catherine Lehto, Natalie Lehto, Samantha Lehto, Elizabeth Dean and John Thomas Dean; and many beloved sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Joel was born on Staten Island, New York on July 31, 1943 to Arthur and Esther Dean but grew up ar ...

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Barry Jay Ostrow - AUG 24, 2019

Barry Jay Ostrow

Barry Jay Ostrow died Saturday, August 24, 2019. He was born in Poughkeepsie, NY, son of the late Benjamin and Beatrice Wayne Ostrow. He graduated from Poughkeepsie High School and Ithaca College with a degree in radio and television and attended a master’s program in communications at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Barry began his career in communications at WTOP-TV where he was on the television production staff working primarily with CBS News. He was involved with network news programs such as President John F. Kennedy’s Cuban Missile Crisis speech, presidential news conf ...

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Robert Clayton Meyers, Sr. - AUG 24, 2019

Robert Clayton Meyers, Sr.

Robert Clayton Meyers Sr.  passed away at home at the age of 87, August 24,2019. Born June 16, 1932 in West Pittston, Pa., he lived most of his life in Savannah, Ga. Mr. Meyers served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War and retired from the U.S. Coast Guard, August 1983. After that he worked for Branigar Organization then Lockheed Martin, before officially retiring. He was an avid golfer and known for his antics and skill on the course, he played in the Meyers blitz on Saturday mornings. He is survived by his wife of 64 years Blanche Prouse Meyers; son, Robert Jr.; daughters, Jackie He ...

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Jerry Alan Paulson DEC 23, 1947 - AUG 23, 2019

Jerry Alan Paulson

Jerry Alan Paulson, 71, died peacefully on Friday August 23, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital with his loving family by his side. The Little Fork, MN native was born on December 23, 1947 to the late William and Jacquelyn Harding Paulson. As his mother worked for the National Weather Service, Jerry lived in many places as a child, including Alaska, Barrow and Sitka. Jerry was a U.S. Army Veteran serving his country honorably from 1966 until 1986; he retired as 1st Sergeant. Jerry was awarded the Bronze Star for his heroic actions during the Vietnam War. He married Janet Loken on August 9, 1968. Th ...

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Mary Kate Baugh Buckley - AUG 23, 2019

Mary Kate Baugh Buckley

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William "Bill" Sands - AUG 22, 2019

William

William B. Sands (Bill), adventurer, explorer, and friend to all he met, passed away on August 22, 2019 at Hospice Savannah. Bill possessed a unique spirit, at once clever and caring, thoughtful and witty, and always ready with a wry comment or a funny story. Bill lived life to the fullest, with an inquisitive mind and an amazing openness to new people and new experiences. He was filled with joy and generously shared that joy with all who knew and loved him.   Bill was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 28, 1930 and was raised in New York City until the age of 14, at which time his family r ...

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Jessica Brooke Meadow - AUG 22, 2019

Jessica Brooke Meadow

On the afternoon of August 22, 2019 Jessica Brooke Meadow passed away at the age of 36 in Savannah, GA. Jessica was born to Bill and Jan Meadow in December, 1982. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from The University of North Georgia in 2010. Jessica enjoyed listening to music and tutoring children. Her dream was to complete her Masters in Childhood Development and become an elementary school teacher. Jessica is preceded in death by her grandparents Bill and Florene Meadow, John Williams Sr. and Betty Seymour. She is survived by her father Bill (Trisha), mother Jan, sister Ashley ...

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Mary B. Darden - AUG 21, 2019

Mary B. Darden

Mary Bookout Darden "Mo" passed away at home at the age of 61 on August 21, 2019 while in the care of her husband and Hospice of Savannah. She was born in Moses Lake, Washington. A military brat, Mo lived in Washington State, Florida, Massachusetts, Venezuela and New Mexico. She attended Texas Tech where she obtained degree in advertising and marketing. Mary later attended the University of South Florida to pursue a degree in education. She taught school in Tampa, Florida prior to moving to Savannah in 1990 where she taught at Savannah Country Day for several years. Mo was an avid runner and t ...

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Debra Ann Brown Browder - AUG 21, 2019

Debra Ann Brown Browder

Debra Ann Brown Browder, 65, wife of Larry E. Browder of Richmond Hill passed away Wednesday, August 21. 2019 at Abercorn Rehabilitation Center. ...

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Ann R. Karn MAY 06, 1934 - AUG 21, 2019

Ann R. Karn

Ann Richardson Karn, 85, passed away peacefully on August 21,2019. She was born on May 6, 1934, the youngest of three children to Raymond John and Martha Lee Richardson. Ann spent the majority of her life in Memphis, Tennessee. She graduated from East High School class of 1952 and the University of Memphis. She spent the last two years of her life residing at John Wesley Villas in Savannah, Georgia to be closer to her granddaughters who were her pride and joy. Ann was preceded in death by her two loving big brothers whom she adored, John Richardson of Houston, Texas and Tom Richardson of Memph ...

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Nancy M. Manucy - AUG 20, 2019

Nancy M. Manucy

Nancy Davis McMillan Manucy passed peacefully August 20, 2019 with her family by her side. She was born in Savannah Georgia on November 11, 1929. She was a 1948 graduate of Savannah High School and attended Armstrong State College. She was head secretary at Union Camp Corporation in the Woodlands Division before marrying the love of her life James Edward Manucy III. Nancy prided herself on being a devoted mother and wife. Nancy sang with Harry Persse’s Handel Society at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and was also a member of the Savannah Symphony Chorale. Nancy was an avid artist and writer. She ...

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Nancy "Gerry" Baumgardner - AUG 19, 2019

Nancy

Nancy “Gerry” Baumgardner, 90, passed away August 19, 2019 at her residence on Skidaway Island. She was born February 23, 1929 in Baltimore, MD to the late Charles Lawrence Brandenburg and Martha Ellen Brawner Brandenburg. She attended the University of Maryland and taught Elementary School for two years. Gerry was a resident of Skidaway Island for over 25 years, where she was an active member of Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church, and a member of the P.E.O., A.S. Chapter. She enjoyed playing tennis and golf, and was the only member of her family that made a hole in one. In addition to her pa ...

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Nancy B. Baumgardner - AUG 19, 2019

Nancy B. Baumgardner

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Yaroslow William "Bill" Nahay - AUG 19, 2019

Yaroslow William

Yaroslow William “Bill” Nahay, 78, of Savannah, Georgia passed away Monday, August 19, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. Bill was born in Savannah December 22, 1940 to William and Victoria Krasnicki Nahay. He was a 1958 graduate of Savannah High School and earned his degree in Chemistry at University of Georgia. While serving in the U.S. Army as a 2nd  Lieutenant he was awarded the Bronze Star for his service during the Vietnam War. Later he worked as a Chemist with American Cyanimid, the State of Virginia, Kemira Oy, and Kerr-McGee. He was ...

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Joseph Devola DEC 21, 1922 - AUG 19, 2019

Joseph Devola

Joseph Devola passed away August 19, 2019 at Riverview Nursing Home under the care of Hospice. Joe was born December 21, 1922 in Jeannette, PA to Grace Cintino and Andrea Devola.  He served his country in the U. S. Army during WWII. He was stationed at Fort Stewart in Hinesville GA. While he was there, he met and married Billie Taylor. They had 63 happy years together before she passed away in 2006. Joe studied accounting at Draughon’s Business College. He retired from Ford Motor Company as a Union Official.  His career afforded him the opportunity to visit the White House where he met with Ji ...

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Dwaine Lee Willett - AUG 19, 2019

Dwaine Lee Willett

Dwaine Lee Willett, 93, of Bluffton, South Carolina, died on August 19, 2019, at Memorial University Medical Center. Born to Alfred Willett and Loida Elaine Etherton on July 7, 1926, and raised in Superior, Nebraska, Mr. Willett resided in Florida, Georgia, Illinois, and Indiana before settling in the Lowcountry eleven years ago. From 1945 through 1948, Mr. Willett served in the Air Force. Upon discharge, he received the Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, the Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal. Mr. Willett then studied accounting at Hartness Business College.  In 1949, he became an office manag ...

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Robert & Ann Grotheer - AUG 18, 2019

Robert & Ann Grotheer

Robert Alton Grotheer and Florence Ann Newton Grotheer Ann Grotheer, 84, passed away on August 18, 2019 and her husband, Bobby Grotheer, 86, passed away on August 19th, 2019.  The two were married in 1953 and had just celebrated 66 years of marriage. Ann and Bobby are best known for their owning and operating the Piggly Wiggly at Newton’s Corner in Sandfly for 38 years.  They both gave so much support to the Isle of Hope community through their work at the store. Ann was born in Rocky Ford, Georgia on January 30, 1935 to Ralph and Eva Newton.  Bobby was born in Pooler, Georgia on April 1, 1933 ...

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Joyce Page Kleinsteuber - AUG 18, 2019

Joyce Page Kleinsteuber

Joyce Page Kleinsteuber passed away at home under the care of Compassionate Care Hospice surrounded by her family and friends on Sunday, August 18, 2019. She was born April 1, 1925 in Rocky Mount, NC. She moved to Savannah in 1947 making a home for her three children. She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers. She was an active member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Parkersburg Garden Club and treasured her two bridge clubs. She was an avid Braves fan, loved gardening and spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends. She lived fiercely, loved deeply and never missed the ...

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Walton L. Bazemore, Jr. - AUG 18, 2019

Walton L. Bazemore, Jr.

Walton L. Bazemore, Jr., 80, passed away Sunday, August 18, 2019 at Hospice Savannah. He was born December 25, 1938 in Savannah to the late Walton L. Bazemore, Sr. and Claire Sack Bazemore. Mr. Bazemore was a graduate of Savannah High School where he was in the Navy ROTC. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran and was retired as an Architect. He was a member of the American Institute of Architects, and attended Armstrong State College and graduated from Southern Technical Institute. He was an active member of Forest City Gun Club, and a member of Savannah Shrine Club and Elks Lodge. He was also the founde ...

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CW4 (Ret) Gary W. Danhof, U.S. Army Retired - AUG 17, 2019

CW4 (Ret) Gary W. Danhof, U.S. Army Retired

CW4 (Ret) Gary W. Danhof Gary W. Danhof, 69, of Richmond Hill, passed away peacefully on August 17, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah. He was born on February 5, 1950 in               E. Lansing, Michigan and lived in numerous locations growing up. He joined the U.S. Army in 1969 and, after flight school, became a UH-1 “Dustoff” helicopter pilot. He flew nearly 900 combat hours in Vietnam, and was chosen to train Vietnamese helicopter pilots. He continued to serve his country faithfully for 20 years. Later in his Army career he transferred to fixed-wing aircraft and often transported VIPs, ...

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Frederick Georges Deckert - AUG 16, 2019

Frederick Georges Deckert

Frederick G. Deckert Frederick Georges Deckert, 105, died Friday, August 16, 2019 at Savannah Commons. He was born March 2, 1914 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Frederick and Mami Georges Deckert. He retired as Vice-President of Reese Printing Company and was a resident of Savannah for the past 20 years. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Stachnick Deckert, who passed away in 2009. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth and Pat Deckert of Savannah, and other relatives and friends. A private service and burial will be held at a later date i ...

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Rhea Louise Myers - AUG 16, 2019

Rhea Louise Myers

Rhea Louise Myers, 81, passed away on August 16, 2019 after an extended respiratory illness. She was born in Mt. Pleasant, lowa on September 30, 1937, the second of three children of Hugh & Mary Love Rukgaber, both deceased. Rhea treasured her childhood growing up on the family farm. Playing in corn fields, tree climbing, playing on the rafters in the barn, playing in the streams, digging tunnels in snowdrifts, all were important memories. She often spoke of family pets, not just cats and dogs but a raccoon, a scentless skunk and a badger, all orphaned youngsters brought home from the fiel ...

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Mrs. Lynne Aiken McGarity JAN 19, 1950 - AUG 14, 2019

Mrs. Lynne Aiken McGarity

Lynne Aiken McGarity, 69, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in Savannah, GA.  The daughter of the late Clyde and Harriet Aiken, Lynne was born in Greensboro, NC.   Lynne was a former realtor, avid gardener, and a lover of all animals.  She is survived by her loving husband Ron; three children, Robin Dowden (Jimmy), Mark McGarity (Erin) and Natalie Thier (Joey); and two brothers, Clyde Aiken (Betty) and Joel Aiken (Patsy); and seven grandchildren. Her life revolved around her family and grandchildren, her pets, flowers, and doing good for all those she met that were in need.  S ...

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Michael William Burch - AUG 13, 2019

Michael William Burch

Michael William Burch, 75, died August 13, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. He was born February 11, 1944 in Tacoma, Washington and lived in Washington, California, Texas and Pennsylvania before moving to Skidaway Island of Savannah, Georgia in 1993. Mike graduated from Toppenish (WA) High School in 1962 and earned a BA of Science in Business and Marketing from the University of Washington in 1966.  He began a full time employment with Shell Oil’s financial department in San Francisco.  Mike continued to advance in the business world as a district, divisional an ...

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Dean A. Yannucci - AUG 12, 2019

Dean A. Yannucci

Dean A. Yannucci, 76, formally of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah on August 12, 2019 following a two and a half year illness. Prior to relocating recently to Savannah, Dean and his wife Mary Lou lived on Hilton Head Island for 15 years. Dean was born June 27, 1943 in Youngstown, Ohio.  He was the son of late Emma (Danyi) and Dean M. Yannucci. On May 20, 1972 he married Mary Louise Sotak, his loving wife of 47 years. In addition to Mary Lou, Dean is survived by his daughter Dr. Jennifer Yannucci and her husband Michael Cournoyer of Savannah, GA ...

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Randall C. Johnson - AUG 12, 2019

Randall C. Johnson

Randall C. Johnson peacefully left this life to be with the Lord on August 12, 2019 after battling a rare lung disease. To the world he was an accomplished businessman, community leader, and church elder. To his family he was a loving father, dedicated husband, and an example of a life well-lived. He exhibited leadership and faith beginning early during his upbringing in Coral Gables, Florida. His leadership continued as a member of Sigma Chi at University of Miami where he received his bachelor’s degree in 1971 and later, his Masters in Finance. He was the CEO of Equitable Mortgage, and by ag ...

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Alexander Daniel Vasquez - AUG 11, 2019

Alexander Daniel Vasquez

Alexander Daniel Vasquez, 12, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019. Alex was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 3, 2006. After moving to Savannah, he attended Southwest Middle School where he was currently in the 7th grade. A lover of video games and sports, he especially enjoyed football, basketball and swimming during trips to the beach. He frequently attended Compassion Christian Church with friends. Alex was loving, caring and supportive to his family and friends. Surviving are his mother, Wanda Vasquez; father, Thomas Vasquez; siblings, Joshua, Aalihza, Emilia and twin brother, ...

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Jan E. Obert - AUG 11, 2019

Jan E. Obert

Jan E. Obert, 63, passed away Sunday, August 11, 2019 at Hospice House. She was born June 1, 1956 in Osaka, Japan. She was raised all over the world and loved Fairbanks, Alaska and Tybee Island. Jan attended Johnson High School, and was employed by Savannah Beach and Oceanside Nursing Homes for 33 years as a CNA. She worked at Summer Breeze Assisted Living facility on Wilmington Island for the last 16 years, also as a CNA. A very special and kind woman who loved animals; she is remembered as someone who always gave of herself to others in work and play. She was preceded in death by her father, ...

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Henry L. Backus, III - AUG 10, 2019

Henry L. Backus, III

Lin Backus, 78, passed away suddenly on Saturday, August 10, 2019, in Savannah. The son of the late Henry and Margaret Backus, Lin was born in Savannah, Georgia on February 3, 1941. He was a lover of gardening and an avid yachtsman. He spent several years traveling along the seacoast and was a competitive saltwater angler. Lin and his wife, Jeanne, were passionate travelers and journeyed to several exciting places around the world. He loved gatherings with family and friends, photography, being outdoors and his home on the water. Lin is survived by his daughter, Mary Elizabeth Benson, his son ...

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Irma Heitmann - AUG 10, 2019

Irma Heitmann

Thunderbolt- Irma Howe Heitmann, 98, passed away Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Assured Hospice in Cartersville, GA. She lived most of her life in Thunderbolt. She was a member of the Thunderbolt Senior Citizens Center for 32 years and long-time member of St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. Her husband of 61 years, William (Willie) Heitmann preceded her in death. Surviving are her daughter, Marguerite Lee (Aubrey) of Woodstock, GA; son, William (Bill) Heitmann, Jr. (Avalyn) of Thunderbolt; grandchildren, W.R. Hughes (Nancy) of Shellmans Bluff, GA, Kim Ittel (John) of Canton, GA, W. F. Heitma ...

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Col. Terence Andrew Powers (Ret., USA) DEC 19, 1924 - AUG 09, 2019

Col. Terence Andrew Powers (Ret., USA)

Colonel Terence Andrew Powers (Retired) died peacefully at age 94 on Friday, August 9th, 2019 after a long and happy life. Terry was the last surviving child of 9 children in the Irish Catholic family of Charles F. and Loretto M. Powers.  Born on December 19, 1924 in Savannah, he was one of the greatest men of the greatest generation.  A 1949 West Point graduate, he served in the U.S. Army in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam and retired in 1977. A life-long Hibernian Society member, he leaves behind a large community of people whose lives are better for knowing him. Terry dedicated his life to ...

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William A. Baker FEB 15, 1920 - AUG 09, 2019

William A. Baker

William A. Baker passed away August 9, 2019, at the age of 99, under the extraordinary care of the staff at Hospice Savannah. Billy was a native of Savannah and was married to the late Elizabeth Cain for 67 years.   He had one child, William A. Baker, Jr. (Bill).  He served his country in World War II, spending three years with the 832nd Engineer Aviation Battalion, building air bases and runways in England and on the continent for the Army Air Corp.  After the war he continued his military career serving as an artillery officer in the Army Reserves, retiring as Lieutenant Colonel in 1975.  He ...

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Joan Ledbetter Gleaton - AUG 08, 2019

Joan Ledbetter Gleaton

Joan Ledbetter Gleaton passed away peacefully on August 8, 2019 surrounded by her family. Joan was a native of Savannah and was married for 63 years to the late Earl Gleaton. Joan was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church. She is survived by her three daughters, Laura Gleaton, Marianna Pedrick (Jim), Jenny Minick (Mickey). Also, grandchildren, Brett Minick (Milly), Anna Minick, Thomas Pedrick and a great- grandson, Brett Francisco Minick. Joan absolutely adored a beagle companion, Molly, who has been sleeping at the foot of her bed missing her. The family would like to thank Joan’s caregiver ...

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Susan Burnsed Sanders FEB 07, 1951 - AUG 06, 2019

Susan Burnsed Sanders

Susan Burnsed Sanders passed away peacefully under the care of her loving family and Hospice Savannah on Tuesday, August 6, 2019. Susan was born to Franklin and Cleta Burnsed on February 7, 1951 and spent her childhood with her brother, Ben Burnsed, on Tybee Island. She graduated in 1969 from Savannah High School. Susan married Dennis Sanders on June 24, 1976 and spent most of their 42 years together on Wilmington Island, raising their two children, Jason and April. Susan was a kind person who loved her family, pets, music, and her beautiful flowers. She was a friend to many and enjoyed life t ...

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Jack Henry Vinall - AUG 05, 2019

Jack Henry Vinall

Jack Henry Vinall, Sr, 98, passed away on Monday, August 5th at his residence under the care of loving family and Hospice Savannah. Jack was born in Grinnell, Iowa to Thomas Henry and Bernice June Cooper Vinall on May 14th, 1921 and attended schools in Iowa and Chicago, Ill. The Iowa farm boy was brought to Savannah by the Army Air Force during WWII where he was an aircraft and engine mechanic, but it was a Southern Belle that kept him here for the next 75 years. He worked for several companies in electrical maintenance before retiring from the Georgia Ports Authority in 1986 as the bulk facil ...

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Lois Lane Purvis - AUG 05, 2019

Lois Lane Purvis

Lois Lane Purvis, 99, passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 from kidney failure and its complications. She is survived by her daughter Jayne Cunningham of Hillsborough, NC, her son and daughter-in-law Tom and Darlene Purvis of Orlando, FL, her granddaughter Kathryn Ann Cunningham of Garner, NC, and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Lois was born on March 1, 1920 as the youngest daughter of Henry Elsbery Lane and Martha Jane Lane of Chowan County, NC. She graduated from Louisburg College, Louisburg, NC, in 1939. On May 10, 1941 she married Thomas Theodore Purvis of Savannah, GA. During World W ...

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Juanita Riner Halligan SEP 11, 1924 - AUG 05, 2019

Juanita Riner Halligan

Juanita Riner Halligan, 94, went to her heavenly home from her earthly home August 5, 2019, after a long journey with Alzheimer’s. She was born September 11, 1924, in Soperton, Georgia, to Jonah L., Sr. and Sapola Brinson Riner. She grew up in Vidalia and moved to Savannah in 1945 with her husband, Joe Troy Halligan. Fondly called Mamma, Lady, Aunt Nita, and Nana, she was a homemaker and Christian servant. Known for “Nana’s Sweet Tea” and potato salad, her home and heart were always open to any in need of love and care, and her smile could brighten the darkest day. She was a member of Mornings ...

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Theodore Dale Migchelbrink JAN 18, 1942 - AUG 05, 2019

Theodore Dale Migchelbrink

On Monday, August 5, 2019 Theodore Dale Migchelbrink, loving husband and father of three children, passed peacefully at the age of 77 at Pruitt Health. Born and raised in Parma, Ohio, he made Savannah Georgia his second home. A one-time chemist, he proved to be a successful heavy-duty truck salesman for over 40 years. Ted was preceded in death by his Mother Antoinette, Father Theodore, brother Robert and sister Nancy. Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 49 years Linda, daughter Terri (Jerry) Lanham, sons Anthony (Melissa Mauldin) and Theodore Jr (Dejla), Brother Timothy (Nancy) plus 3 g ...

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Penny Ann Boyd Rhines NOV 01, 1936 - AUG 04, 2019

Penny Ann Boyd Rhines

Penny Ann Boyd Rhines, affectionately known as Honey, passed away peacefully under the care of her loving family on August 4, 2019. She was born to Penn and Anna Boyd on November 1, 1936, at her home in Statesboro, Georgia. In 1945 the family moved to the Isle of Hope where her father operated the grocery store. She graduated in 1954 from Savannah High School. She and her beloved husband Clyde Hastings Rhines, operated Rhines Florist. She was a longtime member of Southside Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School over many decades to women from young married to senior adults. She was invo ...

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Vaughn D. Jernigan - AUG 03, 2019

Vaughn D. Jernigan

Vaughn D. Jernigan, 64, died Saturday, August 3, 2019 at Hospice Savannah. He was born September 22, 1954 in Savannah. He was preceded in death by his parents Bruce Jernigan and Frances Goodman Jernigan. Vaughn was a 1972 graduate of Savannah Christian High School.  He was employed for over twenty years with Forest Lawn Memory Gardens where he served as a family service counselor. Surviving are his wife Donnie Hall Jernigan; son, Dorian Jernigan; daughters, Michele Wooten (Scott) and Nicole Hair (Thomas); six grandchildren and two brothers, Lloyd Jernigan (Peggy) and Dave Jernigan A memorial s ...

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Robert "Bob" Kehoe Golden - AUG 02, 2019

Robert

Robert ‘Bob’ Kehoe Golden passed away in Savannah, Georgia on the morning of August 2, 2019. Bob was comforted by loved ones during his last days. Born to Frank and Carolyn Thomson Golden, Bob and his brothers, Hugh and Don (Susan), were raised on Tybee Island, Georgia. He graduated from Savannah High and the University of Georgia. He proudly served in the United States Army from 1964-1966. In the 1970’s and 1980’s Bob was a pioneering geophysicist and influential oil industry executive. His work led Bob, his former wife Sandy Golden and their children Pierce and Carolyn to happy adventures ac ...

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Kenneth Andrew Smoak SEP 29, 1947 - AUG 02, 2019

Kenneth Andrew Smoak

Kenneth Andrew Smoak, 71, died August 2, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Orangeburg, SC, September 29, 1947, and lived in Savannah most of his life. Throughout his life he worked at Savannah Bank, Sea Pines, Savannah Foods, Savannah Electric, and Southern Company. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph Andrew Smoak and Carrie Elizabeth Walters Smoak. Surviving are his wife, Diane Carlton Smoak, of Savannah; son, Andrew Thomas Smoak (Cynthia) of Marietta, GA; daughter, Sarah Kathleen Smoak Ledy (Cal) of Ocala, FL; grandchildren Laura and Jackson Smoak and Greysun, ...

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BM2 Ricky Allen Reese, Jr. - AUG 01, 2019

BM2 Ricky Allen Reese, Jr.

Ricky Reese, Jr., age 25, of Guyton was called home to the Lord on August 1, 2019.  Ricky graduated from boot camp on September 11, 2015 and was currently a Boatswain’s Mate 2nd. Class of the United States Coast Guard stationed in Kodiak, Alaska where he served on the cutter Spar.  Prior to Kodiak, Ricky was first stationed in Jacksonville, Florida serving on the cutter Maria Bray and his second assignment was in Cleveland, Ohio serving on the cutter Neah Bay. Ricky always had a positive attitude.  He was kind, loving and always happy.  He was the kind of guy that would give you the shirt off ...

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Bonnie Gutzler Hutchinson - AUG 01, 2019

Bonnie Gutzler Hutchinson

Bonnie Sue Hutchinson, 75, died on August 1, 2019, peacefully after a long battle with cancer. She died, surrounded by family and friends. Bonnie was the wife of Thomas Koffolt. Bonnie was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on January 16, 1944. She graduated from James Madison University in 1966. She had a very full life, having lived in Texas, Washington State, Nebraska, Florida and making Savannah, Georgia her final home in 1995. Bonnie retired from the St. Joseph’s/Candler Health Care System, after working as a Diabetes Educator for 20 years. One of Bonnies favorite things to do was to attend ...

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William "John" Davis - JUL 31, 2019

William

William John Davis, 69, passed peacefully on July 31, 2019 at Memorial Health University Medical Center surrounded by his family. John was born on October 11, 1949 in Savannah, GA, where he lived his whole life. He graduated from Jenkins High School in 1968. John worked in the family business, Jack V. Davis and Sons Painting, for several years before he started Davis Paint and Wallcovering on DeRenne Avenue in the 1970s. John was then co-owner of Davis Brothers Painting, and later was the regional sales representative for Diversey Chemical before retiring. He was an active member of The Gideon ...

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Jackie M. Young JAN 28, 1929 - JUL 30, 2019

Jackie M. Young

Jackie M. Young completed her life’s journey on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 with her family by her side at Community Hospice and Palletative Care’s Warner Center for Caring in Fernandina Beach, FL.  Born in 1929 to the late Henry and Grace Moorhead. Jackie grew up on a dairy farm in Fitzgerald, GA during the depression but she went on to graduate from Georgia College where she earned her Bachelor’s degree.  After graduation she moved to Atlanta and pursued a career in fashion merchandising with Davidson Department Store.  Jackie had always dreamed of marrying a “Georgia Tech Man”.  Not long after m ...

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Russell Kern - JUL 30, 2019

Russell Kern

Russell Kern, 51, passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center.  Russell was a ten-year resident of Savannah and the creator of the Aveda Salon Tribe on Liberty Street. Prior to that Russell was a hair and make-up designer on Broadway in New York, and Opera companies in Washington, San Francisco, and Birmingham.  He will be remembered as a kind and loving husband, son, brother, uncle, and sorely missed by many, many friends. Surviving are his husband, Cliff Murse of Savannah; parents, Ron and Linda Kern of London, Ohio; three brothers, Jeff (James), Ron (Heather) an ...

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Jerry Glenn Douglas MAR 09, 1951 - JUL 29, 2019

Jerry Glenn Douglas

Savannah, GA Mr. Jerry Glenn Douglas, age 68, died Monday at his residence.  The Savannah native lived in Kentucky for several years, returning to Savannah in 2016.  He was a former volunteer firefighter in Kentucky, and was a retired truck driver, most recently with Porta Grace Carports.  He was a veteran of the Air National Guard. Surviving are his wife, Janice Reese Douglas, of Savannah; two sons, Jerry Douglas, Jr. (Ravenna) of Savannah, and James Robert Douglas (Crystal) of Kentucky; a brother, Gary Ivy Douglas of Savannah; nine grandchildren, Jerry Douglas, III (Shelby Pike), Thomas Doug ...

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Carolyn Canady DeNitto JUN 25, 1932 - JUL 29, 2019

Carolyn Canady DeNitto

Carolyn Canady DeNitto passed away on Monday, July 29 at Azalealand under the care of Hospice Savannah. She was a lifelong resident of Savannah and was preceded in death by her husband, Paul John DeNitto; her daughter, Donna Marie Burns; and her grandson, Zachary Paul Burns. Born on June 25, 1932, she was the daughter of Maggie Lou and Levant Canady. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by six of her nine siblings. Carolyn was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, and dedicated her life to her family. Survivors include daughters, Patty (Jim) Hildreth and Joan (Dave) Roberts ...

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Juanita Simmons Browne JUN 29, 1925 - JUL 29, 2019

Juanita Simmons Browne

Juanita Simmons Browne, 94, died Monday, July 29, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The native and lifelong resident of Savannah was the daughter of Morton Simmons and Minnie Tyre Simmons. Nita was a longtime member of the Savannah Golf Club where she enjoyed playing the game of golf. She was an avid bridge player and was instrumental in starting the Thrift Shop at St. Michael’s on Tybee Island. Nita enjoyed traveling, taking care of stray animals, and working in her garden. She was an author and published her memoirs titled “My Daddy’s Eyes Were Blue”. In addition to her parents, Nita was predec ...

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Jack Haywood Faucette APR 19, 1993 - JUL 28, 2019

Jack Haywood Faucette

Jack Haywood Faucette, 26, died suddenly on July 28, 2019. Jack was born on April 19, 1993 in Savannah, Georgia. He lived the majority of his life in Savannah. Jack was a member of The Collegiate Church of St Paul the Apostle. Jack graduated from Johnson High School in Savannah in 2011. Jack was on active duty in the United States Army from 2013 to 2017. As an Airborne soldier, Jack was stationed in Alaska during his military service. After receiving an Honorable Discharge from the Army, Jack enrolled at Savannah Technical College in the Welding Program. Surviving family includes his loving pa ...

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Dean Woodcock Bullock - JUL 28, 2019

Dean Woodcock Bullock

Mrs. Dean Woodcock Bullock, 85, went home to be with her Lord, Sunday morning, July 28, 2019. She was born in Emanuel County to Elvin Brooks Woodcock and Alice Williams Woodcock on April 13, 1934. Mrs. Bullock resided in Savannah most of her life where she raised her family. She was a strong lady who for many years owned a convenience store and later helped her husband in ownership of Sign Mart, Inc. She was the proud mother of two sons, Ronald and Tracy Chance. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband of 30 years, Noel Bullock. Dean is survived by son, Ronald (Peggy) Chance, T ...

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Martha Tomaeno Watson NOV 09, 1928 - JUL 27, 2019

Martha Tomaeno Watson

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Martha Tomaeno Watson faced all of life’s challenges with great resilience and courage. On Saturday, July 27 she passed into eternal life after facing the challenges of Alzheimer’s disease for 20 years. Martha loved her home and family and remained in her home until 4 months ago under the care of her family. Martha, a longtime resident of Savannah was born Martha Jane Hattrich, daughter of Martha Edna Hattrich (nee Adams) and William Duncan Hattrich on No ...

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Sarah J. Hardcastle - JUL 26, 2019

Sarah J. Hardcastle

It is with sadness that the family of Sarah Hardcastle announces her passing at 78 years of age on July 26, 2019. Sarah Hardcastle was born Sarah Jane Russo to Dominico Russo and Dorothy Lilian Russo (Lear) in Everett, MA on July 7, 1941. Sarah attended Mount St. Joseph’s Academy in Boston MA. Sarah enjoyed a fruitful career in job placement and later in life as a conservator and advocate for her clients. Sarah was passionate about life and loved gardening, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Sarah was preceded in death by her siblings Richard “Sonny” Russo, Robert Russo, Marie B ...

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Andrew Jackson "Andy" Shaw, III - JUL 24, 2019

Andrew Jackson

Tybee Island - Andrew Jackson “Andy” Shaw, III, 70, passed away Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center. He was born in Savannah, son of Andrew Jackson Shaw, Jr. and Louise Wilson Shaw. He was a 1967 graduate of Benedictine Military School and was retired from the IBEW as an electrician. Surviving are his sister, Patricia Shaw Wyrembelski (Phillip) of Dawsonville, GA and niece and nephew, Claire and David Wyrembelski of Dawsonville, GA. The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel. The family ...

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Sofie K. Davis MAR 04, 1966 - JUL 23, 2019

Sofie K. Davis

Port Wentworth- Sofie K. Davis, 55, passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at her home. She was born March 14, 1966 in Munich, Germany and moved to Baltimore when she was fourteen.  After moving to Savannah, Sofie began working at Zaxby’s where she eventually became Manager and co-owner of many locations. However, she was best known for the Zaxby’s in Port Wentworth. Sofie was kind and enjoyed helping others. During hurricane evacuations, she remained in Savannah and kept Zaxby’s open where she prepared food for the many Law Enforcement and First Responders. Sofie was loved by many and will be mis ...

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Zoe Jane Harris MAR 29, 2019 - JUL 23, 2019

Zoe Jane Harris

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Margie Thompson West SEP 25, 1930 - JUL 23, 2019

Margie Thompson West

Margie Thompson West, 88, passed peacefully into eternal rest on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. The Long County, Georgia native was a longtime resident of Savannah. She was born on September 25, 1930 to the late Weymon A. Thompson and Ruth Swindell Thompson Smith. Margie married the love of her life, Oscar E. "Buddy" West, Jr. in 1947. She was a loving and devoted wife for 54 years until Buddy's death in 2001. Margie was a well-known Savannah Realtor and co-owner of West Realty Company. An elegant and sophisticated fashion model, Margie was admired for her beauty and sense of style. She influenced ma ...

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Gordon T. Walker - JUL 21, 2019

Gordon T. Walker

Gordon T. Walker, 86, passed away Sunday, July 21, 2019 at his residence.  He was born in Port Wentworth, GA and as a young child moved to Sylvania, GA.  After high school, Mr. Walker returned to Savannah where he worked as a machinist with the Georgia Ports Authority, Union Camp Corporation and retired from CertainTeed Corporation.  Mr. Walker was a member of White Bluff United Methodist Church.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Shirley Ann Mock Walker. Surviving are his two sons, Dan T. Walker and David A. Walker both of Savannah; several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memor ...

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Loy Tindol Smith - JUL 20, 2019

Loy Tindol Smith

Loy Tindol Smith, age 71, went to her heavenly home on July 20, 2019. At her side was her loving husband of 53 years, Ronald H. “Ronnie” Smith.  Additional surviving loved ones include her two sons, Roger H. Smith and Steve R. Smith, their spouses Kevin Peek and Brandi W. Smith, and two granddaughters, Ellie and Olivia Smith. Loy was born in Savannah on November 16, 1947, and remained in her home city throughout her life.  She was the daughter of Jenness and Mary Tindol, who predeceased her, and the sister of Earl Tindol (JoAnn) of Gastonia, North Carolina, and Richard Tindol, Sr. (Terry) of S ...

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Joseph Patrick Counihan, Jr. - JUL 20, 2019

Joseph Patrick Counihan, Jr.

Joseph Patrick Counihan, Jr, 72, (Jody to his sisters) died after minor surgery on July 20. He is preceded in death by his beloved parents, Anne and Joe Counihan and his sister, Anne. As a child, Joe thought Tybee was heaven on earth and loved going to SHANDEJO, our family home but THEN he discovered Ireland!   He visited the Emerald Isle many times and on his last trip, insisted that we gather some Irish dirt for family funerals. Joe always offered to let any ladies who were afraid to kiss the Blarney Stone the opportunity to kiss him instead as he had kissed it on his first trip. Even withou ...

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Elizabeth H. Oelschig - JUL 19, 2019

Elizabeth H. Oelschig

My beloved, beautiful, loving wife Elizabeth has passed away as I held her hand, after five years of debilitating illness. She was born on the 5th of July, l936 in the old Telfair Hospital on Park Avenue, Savannah, the only child of Norma A. (Lubs) Howard and Henry J . Howard. She was the embodiment of classic Savannah that spanned 83 years. She knew and was an acquaintance of many of the characters in "The Book" and spent virtually all of her life in the historic district of Savannah, attended public schools, George Washington University for a year, returning to Savannah to complete college a ...

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Clinton W. Tate MAY 06, 1931 - JUL 18, 2019

Clinton W. Tate

Clinton W. Tate born May 6, 1931, in Gate City, Virginia passed away peacefully in Savannah, Georgia at St. Joseph's/Candler Hospital after a short illness on July 18, 2019. He was the son of George and Edna (Davidson) Tate of Clinch Valley, Virginia. A successful attorney at law for many years, Clint was a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the State Bar of Tennessee. He also was a Certified Public Accountant and worked in private practice for the last 30 years of his life practicing his specialty in tax law which he was extremely passionate about. Representing clients from all walks of l ...

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Homer F. Peeples, Jr. - JUL 18, 2019

Homer F. Peeples, Jr.

Homer F. Peeples, Jr. died on July 18, 2019 at home on his beloved creek where you could usually find him casting for shrimp and recording his daily catch. He was born February 25, 1922 in Savannah, the son of Marie Perse Peeples and Homer F. Peeples. He graduated from Savannah High School, class of 1941 where he excelled in sports and on the rifle team, achieving The US National record for 22 cal. Targets which remains UNBROKEN to this day. He entered the Univ. of Georgia until drafted into the US Army in WW II. He was discharged medically and returned to Savannah where he began his career wi ...

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Mary Elizabeth "Liz" Stephens Harn JAN 01, 1953 - JUL 17, 2019

Mary Elizabeth

Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Stephens Harn, 66, passed away on July 17, 2019 under the care of Hospice Savannah surrounded by her husband, daughters, siblings and family.  Her strong will to live, faith in God and love for her family and friends got her through an eleven-month battle with cancer. She was born in Savannah on January 1, 1953 and made Savannah her home for the majority of her life.  She graduated from Jenkins High School and attended Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL and Loyola University in New Orleans, LA before studying advertising at the University of Georgia in Athens. Liz found her ...

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Aleesha D. Briggs MAY 18, 1956 - JUL 17, 2019

Aleesha D. Briggs

Aleesha Dagmar Luckett Briggs, 63, of Savannah, Georgia, peacefully passed away at 4:25 pm on July 17, 2019 surrounded by her loving family and friends. Aleesha was born on May 18, 1956 in Zanesville, Ohio to the late Edmund Richard “Dick” Luckett and Ruth Harvey Luckett. Aleesha loved the beach, traveling, and shopping. Supporting her kids and grandkids were her main priority. Aleesha was a “mother” to those who came into her life through her children and while she was a daycare provider for many years. Aleesha retired from Sam’s Club in 2018 where she met lifelong friends. Aleesha was a kind ...

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Christopher "PeeWee" Lowery - JUL 16, 2019

Christopher

Christopher Shayne “PeeWee” Lowery, 47, passed away Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center. He was born April 29, 1972 in Savannah, GA and was employed by Tico at the Georgia Ports as a mechanic. He was preceded in death by his mother, Sheila Barbos. Surviving are his wife, Kristy P. Lowery, his father, Danny Lowery, two daughters, Taylor Lowery, and Katy Lowery, one son, Christopher Lowery, Jr., also four sisters, Jamie Wohler (Mike), Heather Ralston (Will), Danielle Hammock (Josh), and Nadia Edenfield (Ted), one brother, Michael Moore (Susan), his niece, Samantha Moore, ...

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Jean Paul Sheley - JUL 16, 2019

Jean Paul Sheley

Jean Paul Sheley, 95, died July 16, 2019 at AG Rhodes Nursing Home in Marietta, GA She was born March 30, 1924 in Savannah, GA and lived in Savannah and Tybee Island for most of her life. In WWII, Jean worked as a Tool Clerk at the Ship Yard. In 1947, while working on Tybee as a telephone operator, a hurricane hit and Jean stayed on the switchboard during the storm to keep the communication lines open.  Jean worked many years in a bakery where she honed her skills and became a renown wedding cake baker in the Tybee area for decades.  She was a member of Trinity Chapel United Methodist Church o ...

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Edgar Monroe Burkett - JUL 16, 2019

Edgar Monroe Burkett

Edgar Monroe Burkett passed away on July 16th, 2019 at his residence at Savannah Square Senior Living Community in Savannah, GA under hospice care. Born in Jefferson, NC 89 years ago, Ed was a graduate of the University of North Carolina, with a Masters Degree in Public Health. Until his last day with us, he always had his North Carolina Tar Heel blanket with him. Ed was the youngest son of Rev. George C. Burkett & Maxie Burkett. Preceding Ed in death, besides his parents, was his wife, Doris, who passed in 2017. Ed and Doris were married 61 years, and he thought of her every day and spoke ...

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Margaret Milligan Vincenti NOV 13, 1941 - JUL 14, 2019

Margaret Milligan Vincenti

SAVANNAH – Margaret A. Vincenti died in her home July 14, 2019 after a long illness. The third of the six children of Francis X. and Jeannette (Smith) Milligan, she married Ernest Vincenti in 1964, having met him in their company bowling league. Really. Originally from Queens, NY, she and Ernest lived together for 26 years in the outer boroughs of New York before retiring to Savannah in 1990 to forget snow and refine their golf games. (Ernest predeceased her in 2002). She was well known among family and friends for her sharp wit, knowledge of musical theater, generous support of charitable cau ...

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John William Bowler - JUL 14, 2019

John William Bowler

John William Bowler John Bowler, 80, died Sunday, July 14, 2019, at his residence under the care of Hospice Savannah. John grew up in Chicago, IL and graduated from Fenwick High School in 1956.   He graduated from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago with a BSEE degree in 1961. After working at Warwick Electronics for 7 years as a design engineer he began a career as a Project Manager of small screen TV at Motorola for 6 years.  John spent the next 23 years at Zenith Electronics ending his career as Corporate Vice President of R&D for the cable and network systems.  In his career he ...

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Donald A. (Don) Thomas MAR 09, 1940 - JUL 13, 2019

Donald A. (Don) Thomas

Savannah- Donald A. (Don) Thomas passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. His death was a result of complications due to cancer. He was born March 9, 1940 in Miami, FL. His parents, John H. Thomas and Julia I. Thomas of Panama City, FL, preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Pauline Kessler Thomas. Their children, Mark Thomas (Angela) of Richmond Hill, GA and Kathy Thomas Ledesma (Emilio) of Concord, CA, and three granddaughters: Victoria Thomas, Julia Thomas and Mariela Kate Ledesma. One brother, John H. Thomas (Mary) of Pensacola, FL and a sister, ...

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Robert E. Olds - JUL 12, 2019

Robert E. Olds

In St. Louis, Missouri, nearly 83 years ago, Robert Emmet Olds was welcomed into this world by James and Loretta Olds, who set Bob’s foundation for a strong family. In his early years, Bob developed a love for fishing and was drawn to the sea. As a young, voracious reader, his keen mind was sparked by the intrigue of espionage and service to America. He loved sports from his earliest days. Bob was a lifelong St. Louis Cardinals fan and a talented basketball player in high school and college. After graduating from Illinois’ Quincy College in 1958, Bob attended the U.S. Navy’s Officer Candidate ...

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Florence Estelle Hill Hampton MAY 06, 1916 - JUL 11, 2019

Florence Estelle Hill Hampton

Mrs. Florence Estelle Hampton passed away on July 11, 2019 at the age of 103.  Estelle was born May 6, 1916 in Allendale, South Carolina to Alfred and Edna Hill.  After graduating from John de la Howe School in McCormick, South Carolina, she moved to Savannah, Georgia where she worked for the Department of the Navy as a draftsman to support the war effort during World War II.  During that time, she met her husband, Burt L. Hampton, and the two raised a daughter, Caroline Hampton Warnell.  After relocating several times to support Burt’s career, the two returned to Savannah where they spent the ...

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Mildred Hendrix Mooney NOV 09, 1931 - JUL 11, 2019

Mildred Hendrix Mooney

  SAVANNAH, GA—Mildred “Biddie” Mooney, a longtime resident of Savannah who cherished her family and friends and the city that had been her home for decades, passed away on July 11. She was 87. Called Biddie since childhood, a nickname created by her sister because she could not pronounce “Mildred”, it became her lifelong trademark. Anyone who referred to her as “Mildred” simply did not know her. But for those who were privileged to know her, her love and her friendship knew no bounds. With that love also came a healthy dose of honesty which she expected to work both ways. Those fortunate enou ...

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Karen C. Bryant - JUL 10, 2019

Karen C. Bryant

It is with sadness that the family of Karen Bryant announces her passing on July 10, 2019 at the age of 71. Karen was born August 2, 1947 in Bristol, Virginia. Karen and Her loving husband Jim retired to Savannah, Georgia in 2000. She is preceded in death by her parents, Leanna Elizabeth Chapman & William Leonard Chapman. Her husband Jim Bryant of 53 years of marriage, daughter Elizabeth Hoene (Beth) of Fort Lauderdale, FL, her son James Bryant (Jim) of Savannah, GA; grandchildren Andrew Bryant (Andy) and Meghan Bryant (Wife) of Aldie, VA; Emma Beckley of Denver, CO; Anna Beckley of Fort L ...

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Candace E. Spivey - JUL 10, 2019

Candace E. Spivey

Candace E. Spivey, 72, passed away Wednesday, July 10, 2019. She was born August 11, 1946 in Newnan, GA and lived most of her life in Savannah. She was a 1964 graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy and was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church. Candace was a Certified Gemologist and also a member of the Doll Artisan Guild, and an antique dealer. She is survived by her husband, James E. Spivey of Savannah, her aunt, Giny Ghirardelli of California, several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Lighthouse Baptist Church. ...

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Louise Howard Moye - JUL 09, 2019

Louise Howard Moye

Louise Howard Moye (Weezie), died peacefully on Tuesday July 9, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. The Thunderbolt native was born October 12, 1943. She spent most of her life on Tybee Island before retiring to Midway. Louise worked as a bookkeeper for T & M; and was an avid reader, loved arts and crafts and had a very colorful vocabulary. Louise enjoyed traveling to Glennville to spend time with her dear friends, Pat and Glynn and she loved going to Wally World with her best friend, Joanna. Louise is preceded in death by her husband, Jim Bowie; siblings, Pat Howard, Judy Rowe, and Marg ...

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Col. Carl C. Poythress, Jr. AUG 05, 1934 - JUL 08, 2019

Col. Carl C. Poythress, Jr.

Col. Carl C. Poythress, Jr., 84, died Monday, July 8, 2019. He was born August 5, 1934 in Newington, Ga. He was preceded in death by his wife, Vivian F. Poythress, his oldest daughter, Sandra Poythress Harvey and his parents, Carl C. Poythress and Beatrice Proctor Poythress. He graduated from Screven County High School, Sylvania, Ga. on June 1952. There he lettered in football, baseball, basketball, and track. He was also elected Vice President of his class as well as being voted “Mr. Screven County High School” his senior year. Carl graduated from The Citadel, Charleston, S.C. June 1956 with ...

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Charles H. Church, Ph.D. MAY 15, 1929 - JUL 08, 2019

Charles H. Church, Ph.D.

Charles H. “Chuck” Church of Savannah, GA passed away on July 7. He was born in Phoenix, AZ on May 15, 1929. He received his B. S. from the Missouri University of Science and Technology, his M.S. from Pennsylvania State University, and his Ph. D. in Physics from the University of Michigan. He is a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving in Korea. He had a long career as a Director in the Army Research Office in Washington, DC and moved to Savannah, Georgia in retirement. Charles is survived by his wife of 63 years, Julia Davis Church, and his three children, six grandchildren and one great grandchild: ...

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Donna "Lisa" Segroves (Hall) VonWaldner - JUL 06, 2019

Donna

Donna “Lisa” Segroves (Hall) VonWaldner of Wilmington Island, age 58, passed away unexpectedly on July 6, 2019. She is survived by her husband, Charles L. VonWaldner, her daughter Melissa (John) Adams of Black Creek, GA, and her son Michael (Brittany) Hall of Wilmington Island, GA; her grandchildren Avery, Emery and Harrison Adams; Anna and Harper Hall; step-children Kristen VonWaldner Paris, Lindsay VonWaldner Almeida, Caroline VonWaldner Mobley. Lisa was born August 13, 1960 in Nashville, Tennessee where she enjoyed her childhood and adolescence and graduated from McGavock High School. She m ...

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Billy G. Estes - JUL 05, 2019

Billy G. Estes

Billy G. Estes, 89, passed away at his home on July 5, 2019 under the loving care of Debbie Sodansky who cared for him throughout his illness. Billy was born on March 24, 1930 in Phoenix, Arizona to Royal Boyce and Jenny Walters Estes.  On July 3, 1953 Billy married the love of his life, Lillian Leathers, and they were married for 63 years until her death in 2016,  Billy served in the Army for 27 years and retired as a Lt. Colonel. He was a Chinook and fixed wing pilot and was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars. He and his family lived in Japan and Germany and throughout the US. While i ...

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Clarice Cone Shuman - JUL 05, 2019

Clarice Cone Shuman

Clarice Cone Shuman was born on May 8, 1927 in Savannah, Georgia.  She graduated from Commercial High School in 1946 and married Harry Shuman, Sr., the love of her life, on June 4, 1947. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She was a spiritual woman with the kindest biggest heart you could ever imagine.  If the world had more people like Clarice, it would be a much kinder gentler place.  She is preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Harry Edmund Shuman, Sr.; mother, Mildred Cone; father, Clarence Cone; brother, Donald Cone; and grandson, Christopher Clayton Shum ...

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William "Tommy" Porter FEB 28, 1939 - JUL 05, 2019

William

Savannah- William “Tommy” Porter, local racing legend, business owner, and loving husband and father, passed away Friday, July 5th at the age of 80. Tommy was born on February 28, 1939 in Millen, GA to loving parents, Bill and Alma Porter. Tommy had a passion for speed and adventure and never backed down from a challenge. He brought his all to the track, winning many races and championships. Sharp, witty and a great storyteller, he had a biting sense of humor and a voice that could make anyone stop and listen. His undeniable toughness was often balanced by quiet acts of compassion. He is survi ...

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Reba Bowen Daniel - JUL 05, 2019

Reba Bowen Daniel

Reba Bowen Jacobson Daniel, Sunrise April 14, 1934, Sunset Friday, July 5, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer, she was supported lovingly by her family. Reba was a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church for many years and was retired from the medical field. She was an elegant and gentle lady of great faith and had a special place in her heart for her family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Herbert Lawton Bowen and Gladys Brannen Bowen, first husband, Clayton Jacobson, sons, Jeffrey and Jay Jacobson, second husband, J. Saxton Daniel, stepson, Mark Daniel, brothers, Gerald L. Bo ...

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Eugene Ware Boyd JUL 04, 1940 - JUL 03, 2019

Eugene Ware Boyd

Eugene “Gene” Boyd died at home after a long illness. He would have been 79 years old the next day, the Fourth of July. A Celebration of His Life will be held on September 7th, at 6pm at the Isle of Hope Marina in Savannah, GA. Gene is survived by his wife, Kami Smith, daughters: Christine Martha Shafer and Johanna Virginia Davis, and stepdaughter, Jessica Renee Smith, their spouses and partner, Alan Shafer, James (Jim) Davis, and Matthew Stersic and two grandchildren, Justin Boyd Shafer and Abigail Grace Davis. Gene was the eldest of four, his surviving siblings include: Ann Boyd Taylor, Mary ...

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Paige Folley Christian - JUL 03, 2019

Paige Folley Christian

Paige Folley Christian, 47, died at her home on July 3rd, after a determined four year battle with breast cancer. She was supported lovingly by her husband, Joe David Christian III, and her adoring children, May Bates and Joe David Christian IV. Paige grew up in Augusta, GA. and was a graduate of Aquinas High School, the College of Charleston, and earned her Masters Degree in Psychology at Augusta University. Paige moved to Savannah as a bride and just celebrated her 20th wedding anniversary. Paige lived an active life and was very involved in the activities of her twin children while at Hanco ...

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Jason Strickland SEP 27, 1976 - JUL 02, 2019

Jason Strickland

Jason Strickland,42, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 2 in his home in Savannah, Georgia.  He was a beloved husband, father, and friend.  Jason was born September 27, 1976 in Columbus, Georgia to Robert Strickland.  Jason was raised by his father and maternal grandmother, Martha Cartwright.   He graduated from Columbus High School and attended one year at AASU where he was majoring in business.  Jason is survived by his wife Deborah, his son Justin, daughter Sophia, father Robert, stepmother Joyce, sister Jewlee, nephew Zaire, and his aunt Ann. After moving to Savannah with his wife, Jason work ...

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Rev. Charles William Castles - JUL 01, 2019

Rev. Charles William Castles

The Rev. Charles W. Castles departed this life on July 1, 2019 at Savannah Square. Born October 29, 1933, he was adopted as an infant by David and Catherine Castles of Lakeland, Florida. Charles was raised a Presbyterian, worked in his father’s grocery store; was educated at Lakeland High School and Florida Southern College, where he earned his AB degree. He enlisted in the Army and was stationed in France. Following his discharge, he studied at Columbia Theological Seminary and eared the degree of Master of Divinity. He served as Presbyterian pastor of a two church field in Macon, GA. During ...

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Frances Lois Chaplin Womble - JUL 01, 2019

Frances Lois Chaplin Womble

Frances Lois Chaplin Womble, a lifetime resident of Savannah GA passed away peacefully on June 14, 2019. She was born in Telfair Hospital on May 18, 1923 to Audrey and William Chaplin. An only child, she was the center of her parent's life and she loved them dearly. She graduated from Commercial High School, worked for the Chatham County Comptroller's Office, and retired from Center Brothers Inc after 25 years. "Fran" married the love of her life, Charles R. Womble in 1946. They loved each other deeply for 54 years and are now together dancing in Heaven.  Their life together was made even happ ...

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Lawrence "Dale" Hendrix JUN 04, 1937 - JUN 30, 2019

Lawrence

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Lawrence “Dale” Hendrix passed away June 30, 2019 under the care of Hospice at his home surrounded by his loving family. Dale was born June 4, 1937, in Savannah, GA to the late Grace Smiley and Gen. Mike Hendrix. He moved with his parents to Atlanta, GA and graduated from Grady High School. He went on to attend Georgia State University and graduated from Georgia Military Institute in 1958 as a Second Lieutenant. He married Genell Sullivan in 1957 and they moved back to his beloved Savannah with his family. Dale began his career with Diamond Con ...

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Rejeanne O. Purdy - JUN 29, 2019

Rejeanne O. Purdy

Rejeanne O. Purdy, 80, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019 in Savannah, Georgia.  Rejeanne was born in Quebec, Canada and lived in Savannah for many years.  She was preceded in death by her son Christopher Purdy. Surviving are her children, Richard Purdy, Helen Casey, Patrick Purdy and Diane Smith; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. A memorial service and graveside will be held in New Hampshire at a later date.   ...

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Margaret Curtis Hansen - JUN 26, 2019

Margaret Curtis Hansen

Margaret Curtis Hansen, 83, passed away Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at her residence on Skidaway Island.  She was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church.  A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, June 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Carmelite Monastery Chapel, 11 W. Back Street, Savannah, GA 31419. Remembrances may be made to the Carmelite Monastery, 11 W. Back Street, Savannah, GA 31419. ...

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Richard R. Meckfessel - JUN 26, 2019

Richard R. Meckfessel

Coach Rich Meckfessel went to his final rest on June 26, 2019 at the age of 81, surrounded by his loving wife and two children. Rich was an enthusiastic athlete, excelling at tennis and basketball in his youth and later completing four marathons, but he was most proud of his accomplishments as a college coach and athletic director. During his career, Rich mentored and coached hundreds of young men at Washington University in St. Louis, Morris Harvey College (now the University of Charleston, WV) and the University of Missouri–St. Louis (UMSL), many of whom went on to become successful teachers ...

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Annelle "Anne" Franklin Chase MAY 30, 1927 - JUN 23, 2019

Annelle

Anne Franklin Chase died peacefully at her home on Skidaway Island on June 23, 2019. She was 92. Anne was born in Marietta, GA to Ernest and Nelle Foster Kemp. She graduated from Marietta High School and the High Museum School of Art in Atlanta. Anne is also a graduate of Armstrong State College. She lived in Savannah for the past 70 years, relocating in 1949 after marrying native Walter Franklin who graduated from Georgia Tech. In Savannah, Anne was involved in the fashion industry as a coordinator and commentator of fashion shows and creator and director of the Town & Country Charm Schoo ...

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Rosemary S. Sanders - JUN 19, 2019

Rosemary S. Sanders

Rosemary Schomburg Sanders, 92, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at her daughter’s residence. She was born July 31, 1926 to the late Dr. Otto Meinhart Schomburg and Mary O’Shea Schomburg. Rosemary was a 1944 graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy and was a communicant of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Brannen Sanders, Jr., and her brother, James Schomburg. Surviving are her son, Thomas B. Sanders, III (Sharon) of Miami, FL, her daughters, Ginger Robertson (Mike) of Savannah, and Carol Coppola (Sam) of Savannah. ...

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Barbara Jean Lang - JUN 18, 2019

Barbara Jean Lang

Barbara Jean Lang, age 73 of Savannah, Georgia passed away peacefully at her home on June 18, 2019. Barbara was a sweet and generous person.  Most of her life involved volunteering with Memorial Health Hospital, Live Oak Public Library and the Georgia Historical Society. Born October 10, 1945 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah, Georgia; she attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic School; spent two years at Saint Vincent’s Academy and graduated from Savannah High School with the class of 1965.  She received a BA of History from Armstrong State College.  She also studied in the areas of Library Sc ...

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James Marshall Taylor - JUN 18, 2019

James Marshall Taylor

James Marshall Taylor, 89, of Savannah passed away June 18, 2019 under the  care of Hospice, at home. Jim was born in Morganfield, Kentucky on December 13, 1929 to James Mansfield Taylor and Hester Louise Taylor (nee Marshall). He attended public schools in Morganfield, Sturgis and Louisville Kentucky. After high school, he worked at construction jobs and as a surveyor. He was drafted in April, 1951 and after basic training at Fort Knox was assigned to Headquarters Battery, 68th Antiaircraft Group, Fort Richardson, Alaska. Upon discharge he went to work for the Louisville and Nashville Railroa ...

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Barbara Anne Smith Andrews - JUN 18, 2019

Barbara Anne Smith Andrews

Barbara Anne Smith Andrews passed away on June 18, 2019. She was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Azalea Osgood Smith, and her sister, Mae Smith Gee. Barbara was born April 11, 1940, and raised in Woodland Maine. She graduated from Woodland High School where she was valedictorian of her class. Barbara then went on to attend the University of Maine where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa and was a member of the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority. Barbara married Jim Andrews in 1966 and they recently celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary. In addition to her husband Jim, she is survived by her ...

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James Floyd Martin, Jr. - JUN 16, 2019

James Floyd Martin, Jr.

James Floyd Martin, Jr., 59, passed away Sunday, June 16, 2019 at his residence. He was preceded in death by his parents, James F. Martin, Sr. and Nina Barrow Martin. He retired in 2018 after 21 years of service with the Board of Education. Floyd was a remarkable person with a heart of gold and will be missed by his family and friends. He is survived by Janet Bowers (John), and Carol Ansley (Jimmy). Visitation will be 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel. A private graveside service will follow. ...

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Sara Ann Runge "Sally" - JUN 16, 2019

Sara Ann Runge

Sarah Ann Runge “Sally” died on Sunday, June 16, 2019. The Atlanta native was born on September 9, 1986. She graduated from The Lovett School in Atlanta and attended Auburn University where she studied fashion design and production. Sally’s eclectic talents and creativity and her keen sense of humor endeared her to all who knew her. Sally radiated love and happiness for her friends and family, and her joy was infectious. Sally worked in the fashion industry in New York for seven years. After the birth of her nephew Collier, Sally returned home to Georgia to be closer to him and her family. She ...

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Michael Egan Sheppard - JUN 15, 2019

Michael Egan Sheppard

Michael Egan Sheppard died Saturday June 15, 2019 at Hospice Savannah surrounded by his loving family. Egan was born in Savannah, August 19, 1943. He graduated from Sacred Heart School, Benedictine Military School (Class of 1961), and Atlanta Technical College. He was retired as a self-employed Dental Laboratory Technician. He was a member of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. Egan is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Grumo Sheppard; his sons, John, Michael (Joey Jandasek), and Danny; grandsons, Jackson and Finn; and brother, Edward; as well as many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A pri ...

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Dorothy Pauline "Polly" Pilgrim AUG 31, 1925 - JUN 14, 2019

Dorothy Pauline

Savannah, GA Mrs. Dorothy Pauline “Polly” Tarleton Pilgrim, age 93, died Friday, June 14, 2019 at Sunabella of Savannah, under the care of Compassionate Care Hospice.  The Rock Hill, South Carolina native lived in various locations throughout the country, with her husband serving in the U.S. Navy, before moving to Savannah a number of years ago.  She was a very active member of White Bluff United Methodist Church.  She enjoyed sewing, and in the past helped her husband build seven airplanes in the garage of their home.  Her husband, Samuel Walter Pilgrim, Jr. preceded her in death. Surviving a ...

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Janice Lee Brewer - JUN 12, 2019

Janice Lee Brewer

Janice Lee Brewer, 64, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Tybee Island after a long illness. She was born June 1, 1955 in Savannah, GA to the late Russell Lee and Marjorie Williamson Lee. Janice graduated from Beach High School and attended Life Spring Church in Bloomindale, GA. For over 30 years she owned and operated Westside Glass where she made many lifelong connections. She loved spending time with her family, especially her trips to the beach with her grandchildren. She is survived by her son, Jason Ricks (Elizabeth), her daughters, Leslie Clark (Kenneth), and Lauren Ricks, her brot ...

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Osgood Pierce Willis - JUN 11, 2019

Osgood Pierce Willis

Osgood Pierce Willis, 98, peacefully passed away at The Oaks at The Marshes on the morning of Tuesday, June 11TH. Born on October 11TH, 1920 in Rome, Georgia to James Tillman Willis and Anne Willingham Willis, Osgood was educated at Darlington, The Citadel, and the University of Georgia where he was a member of Chi Phi. During World War II he was commissioned at Yale and discharged with the rank of Captain after serving with the 20th Army Air Force in the Pacific. During his forty year career with Delta Air Lines, he held field management positions in Montgomery, Alabama and Shreveport, Louis ...

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Daniel Lee Bredeson, Jr. - JUN 09, 2019

Daniel Lee Bredeson, Jr.

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Carol Brannen Waldhour - JUN 09, 2019

Carol Brannen Waldhour

Carol Dyan (Brannen) Waldhour (68), made her transition on June 9, 2019. She left this life in her sleep at home with her family which is how she would have wanted it had she been given a choice. She was born in Jesup, GA & attended high school there before going on to trade school to become a cosmetologist. She worked in that career most of her life until she had to take an early retirement due to a back injury. She married Donald W. Waldhour on 7-7-77 & remained married until his death in 2014. She was also proceeded in death by both of her parents, Collice & Opal Brannen. Surviv ...

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Sue Wettengel - JUN 09, 2019

Sue Wettengel

Sue Wettengel, 88 - unexpectedly passed away on Sunday, June 9th.  She was predeceased by her husband Philip Wettengel. She is survived by her children and grandchildren: Philip F. Wettengel and Anne Wettengel (Philip and Elizabeth) of Worcester MA, Anne (Wettengel) and Joe Harris (JP and Caleb) of North Haven CT, and Steven L. Wettengel and Ellen (Katherine and Ryan) of Medway MA. She was born in Tulsa OK in 1931. Daughter of Vernon and Doris (Ballard) Foster of Belgrade Lakes ME. Sue graduated from Tulsa Central High School and spent her summers working in Belgrade Lakes ME. She graduated fr ...

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Howard S Estes, Jr. - JUN 08, 2019

Howard S Estes, Jr.

Howard S. Estes, Jr., 86, died peacefully on Sunday, June 2, 2019. A team of Howard's colleagues will honor him as they perform a ceremonial flyover at the beginning of the memorial service at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 8, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. Full military honors will be rendered by the U.S. Army Honor Guard. ...

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Jimmy Lamar Vinson JUL 24, 1944 - JUN 07, 2019

Jimmy Lamar Vinson

Jimmy Lamar Vinson, age 74, of Savannah, GA passed away peacefully at home on Friday, June 7, 2019. Mr. Vinson was born on July 24, 1944 in Thomasville, GA, the son of the late James Wilbur and Elsie Modena Vinson. He attended Savannah High School and was a veteran of the United States Army. Following his military tenure he worked as a skilled crane Operator and retired from Maxim Crane Works. He was a member of Roger Lacey Lodge #722, F. & A.M.’s. Jimmy enjoyed blue grass music, was an avid NASCAR fan, and enjoyed traveling in his motorhome. He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years ...

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R. Paul Cetchovich, II - JUN 07, 2019

R. Paul Cetchovich, II

R. Paul Cetchovich, II, 53, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 in Columbia, South Carolina. He was born in Savannah, son of Ralph Paul Cetchovich and the late Jackie Cetchovich. Paul graduated from Jenkins High School and was an electrician by trade. Surviving are his two daughters, Ella Jo and Ruby Prine Cetchovich of Bradford, MA; father, Ralph Cetchovich of Savannah; sister, Susan C. Snaza of Savannah; nephew and niece, Gary and Grace Snaza of Savannah. At Paul’s request, there will not be a funeral service.  We hope friends and family will remember him fondly in every tomorrow. In lieu of fl ...

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Nancy Nelson Lewis SEP 23, 1927 - JUN 07, 2019

Nancy Nelson Lewis

Nancy Nelson Lewis, 91, passed away peacefully at home just before sunrise on June 7, 2019. She was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, the youngest of 4 children of Walter S. and Lois H. Nelson. They moved to Savannah when Nancy was two years old, where her father began many years of work for the Southern Cotton Oil Company. Nancy graduated from Savannah High School in 1945, and at the age of eighteen married J. Curtis Lewis, Jr. While he pursued a business degree at the University of Georgia, she attended classes there and later at Armstrong College. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage until his deat ...

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Melanie Holmes Pitts - JUN 06, 2019

Melanie Holmes Pitts

Melanie Holmes Pitts, 65, passed away June 6, 2019 in Jupiter, Florida. She was born April 9, 1954 in Thomasville, Georgia to the late John C. Holmes and Frances Waller Holmes. Melanie attended Suncoast High School in Riviera Beach, Florida and graduated from Florida Atlantic University and the University of North Florida with degrees in business and accounting. She retired from the Palm Beach County School System as an Accounting Supervisor. Melanie was a member of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church and enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening, and interior design. Surviving are her husband, Barry P. ...

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Janice Hernandez - JUN 06, 2019

Janice Hernandez

Janice Hernandez, 71, passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2019.  She was born in Miami, FL daughter of Raymond W. and Anna Howard Walker. Janice lived in the Savannah area for many years and was retired as a police officer from the Chatham County Police Department. She is preceded in death by her daughter, Teresa Michelle Hernandez, son, Anthony Parrish Hernandez and former husband, Thomas Joseph Hernandez, Jr. She is survived by her son, Thomas Joseph Hernandez, III; sisters, Rebecca Jahn (Donald) and Diane Martin as well as numerous nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 5:00 p. ...

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Freida H. Hamilton - JUN 05, 2019

Freida H. Hamilton

Freida H. Hamilton 91 passed away Wednesday, June 5, 2019 in Green Cove Springs, Florida. She was born in Bulloch County, was a graduate of Stilson High School, and lived her adult life in Savannah. She retired from Savannah Bank & Trust Co. in 1985, after nineteen years of service, and was a member of Cross Road Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clark T. Hamilton, and her daughter, Sandra “Sandy” Hamilton Quick. Survivors: a son and daughter-in-law, Danny & Stephanie Hamilton of Green Cove Springs, FL; two grandsons, Kevin Clark Hamilton of Sanford FL and Brian ...

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Billy Frank Thomas MAY 29, 1943 - JUN 05, 2019

Billy Frank Thomas

Celebrating the life and memory of Billy Frank “Bill” Thomas who passed away on June 5, 2019 at home with his daughters by his side. “Captain Bill”  was born on May 29, 1943 in Little Rock, AR; he grew up in Chattanooga, TN before moving home to Savannah. He was an avid boater, who enjoyed days spent on the Mighty Fine, and was a charter member of the Islands Boat Club. He retired in 2006 following many years as a land surveyor with Coastal Surveying of Hilton Head. Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Diane Thomas; parents, Frank Sr. and Margaret Thomas; and brother and sister-in-law, Fran ...

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Judith Jones Rowe APR 11, 1945 - JUN 05, 2019

Judith Jones Rowe

Judith Jones Rowe passed away peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, June 5th 2019. Judy was born on April 11, 1945 to Marion and Margaret Howard. She was raised in Thunderbolt, GA and lived for more than 25 years on Tybee Island, where she raised her children, Casey and Angie. Judy ran a shrimp boat with her husband Bubba, owned and operated Shrimp Net Restaurant and owned Outback Café. Upon retirement, Judy returned to Thunderbolt where she enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Judy was a loving mother, grandmother and sister, a true friend who never ...

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Freddie L. Mitchell MAY 30, 1937 - JUN 04, 2019

Freddie L. Mitchell

Freddie was born May 30, 1937, the second son of Ralph and Laverna Mitchell on a farm outside of Claxton, GA. After graduating from Claxton High, Freddie went on to work for AT&T enjoying a 45 year career as a Frame man, Switchman and finally finding his niche in Installation and Repair.  Many awards and accolades came his way for his always meticulous work. Besides his love for his work, "Big Fred" loved his family, friends, a good car, NASCAR and Jeff Gordon. He was also a member of the 165 Air National Guard. Freddie is preceded in death by his mother and father and twin brothers, Leon ...

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Wayne L. Dickerson, Sr. JUN 07, 1940 - JUN 03, 2019

Wayne L. Dickerson, Sr.

Wayne L. Dickerson, Sr., 78, learned to swim when his older siblings unceremoniously threw him into the river when he was a small boy, and he demonstrated this same fierce determination in overcoming every obstacle he encountered. He was the first in his family to attend college, he climbed the corporate ladder, retiring as a senior executive with Pfizer, ran the New York City Marathon at age 50, and later in life courageously fought many health issues. Wayne passed away from these health complications on June 3, 2019 in Savannah, Georgia where he lived with his wife on Skidaway Island. He was ...

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Judith Gravley Lynn JAN 28, 1930 - JUN 02, 2019

Judith Gravley Lynn

Judith Gravley Lynn, 89, died peacefully on Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Thunderbolt Transitional Care and Rehabilitation. The Port Royal, SC native was a longtime resident of Savannah. She worked in the office of McCory’s Five & Dime on Broughton and Bull for more than 30 years. Judith was predeceased by her husband, Warren Leroy Lynn; her parents, Charles and Pauline Vaigneur Harris; and her sister, Isabelle Hinely-Powell. Surviving are two sons, Robert Lynn and Raymond Gravley (Julia); a brother, Charles B. Harris; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Graveside service will be held a ...

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Michael Anthony Sailors FEB 07, 1967 - JUN 01, 2019

Michael Anthony Sailors

Michael Anthony Sailors, Sr, 52, died Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, GA after a brief illness, surrounded by family and close friends.  Mike was born February 7, 1967 in Sumter, South Carolina and moved to St Marys, GA in 1976.  He graduated from Camden County High School in 1985, and then graduated from the University of Georgia in 1989 with a degree in Risk Management / Insurance.  He was a die-hard UGA fan. After college, Mike began working with Prudential Insurance in Atlanta and there he met his wife, Jan.  They married May 23, 1992 and had ...

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James Francis Robertson, Sr. - JUN 01, 2019

James Francis Robertson, Sr.

James F. Robertson, Sr. TYBEE ISLAND – James Francis Robertson, Sr., 85, died peacefully at Summer Breeze Assisted Living on Saturday, June 1, 2019. Born in Savannah on June 30, 1933, he was the son of the late John Stewart and Sybilla Hansen Robertson. He attended Benedictine Military School and Armstrong State College and served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict. Jimmy was a communicant of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, a member of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, a former fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and was a past Chairman of th ...

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Richard William Shomaker, Jr. - JUN 01, 2019

Richard William Shomaker, Jr.

Richard William Shomaker, Jr. SAVANNAH – Richard William Shomaker, Jr. passed away on June 1, 2019 at The Oaks at The Marshes on Skidaway Island. Born December 23, 1925 in Murphysboro, IL, he was a son of Richard W. and Myrtle Parker Shomaker. After serving in the United States Army in the Pacific Theatre during World War II, he attended the University of Wisconsin in Madison where he received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Business Administration. His forty-two-year career in the shoe industry began as a Management Trainee with the Brown Shoe Company in 1950. In 1968 he was named Execut ...

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James A.F. Knowlton, III - MAY 31, 2019

James A.F. Knowlton, III

James Knowlton, 80, died peacefully May 31, 2019 at his home. The Mineola, NY, native lived in Savannah for the past 27 years. He was a U.S. Marine veteran, an avid sailor, and an independent contractor. James was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Elizabeth August Knowlton; and father, James A.F. Knowlton II. He leaves behind his four children, Katherine Knowlton, Whitney Knowlton, James A. F. Knowlton IV, and Devin Knowlton Farr, and sister, Penelope Reggio. A private family ceremony is being planned and will be held at a later date. ...

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Arthur "Art" Wilcox, Jr. - MAY 31, 2019

Arthur

Arthur William Wilcox, Jr., passed away on May 31, 2019 after a long illness. He was the son of Arthur William Wilcox, Sr. and Ernestine Hyers Wilcox, now deceased. He was 65 years old and was born in Savannah on June 26, 1953. Art attended public schools in Chatham County and graduated from Jenkins High School in 1971. He worked at International Paper until retirement. Art had a great love of the outdoors. He was an avid hunter and fisherman until his eyesight and overall physical health prevented him from doing either. Art is survived by his son, Arthur William Wilcox, III, and his sister an ...

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Mary Will Kicklighter Graves - MAY 30, 2019

Mary Will Kicklighter Graves

Mary Will Kicklighter Graves Mary Graves, 90, widow of Henry Graves, passed away May 30, 2019, under the care of Hospice Savannah, with her children by her side. She was born to William T. Kicklighter Jr. and Mary Lynnette Woodham Kicklighter in Claxton, Georgia on January 8, 1929, and grew up in Hawkinsville, Georgia. She graduated from Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, Georgia in 1949 and moved to Savannah where she lived until her death. She married Henry Graves in 1953 and spent the happiest years of her life raising her three children, Beth, Arthur, and John. Her greatest ...

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Beverly Diane Pritchett - MAY 30, 2019

Beverly Diane Pritchett

Beverly Diane Pritchett, 63, passed away Thursday, May 30, 2019 at home with her mother by her side. She was born March 4, 1956 in Savannah and was a resident of North Carolina before moving back home to Savannah to live with her mother. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, and was of the Episcopal faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, George Pritchett, and her father, Leonard M. Hendrix. Surviving are her mother, Anne Bass Hendrix, her brothers, David Hendrix, and Donald Hendrix and his wife Jill, all of Savannah. A Graveside Service ...

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Mark Adam LeMay APR 09, 1964 - MAY 30, 2019

Mark Adam LeMay

Our hearts are heavy laden this day, and with you, our dear friends and family, I share the following... Mark Adam LeMay, aged 55, Savannah native and lifelong resident, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours on May 30, 2019. Mark is survived by a brother, Roger A. LeMay; a sister, Denise M. LeMay; his eldest nephew, Joseph A. Jones; and several other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frederic W. LeMay and Dorothy C. LeMay; a sister, Louise P. LeMay; two brothers, George J. LeMay and Norman P. LeMay; and his beloved canine companion, Abbey. Ma ...

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Louis Getz Ambos, III (Dewey) - MAY 29, 2019

Louis Getz Ambos, III  (Dewey)

Louis Getz Ambos III (Dewey) - Savannah, GA Dewey Ambos, 55, died Wednesday after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loving family and best Labrador friend Sam. Dewey was born in Savannah, GA on May 31,1963 to Louis G. Ambos II and Suzanne C. Ambos. He was a 1983 graduate of H.V. Jenkins High School and was a partner at Ambos Seafoods with his brothers Hal and Drew. Growing up in Mayfair and Skidaway Island, Dewey found a love for sailing which grew overtime taking him from a Sandpiper in Lake Mayer to the helm of a Laser in the Wilmington River. Dewey loved the wa ...

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Dr. H. Rex Holloway, Jr. - MAY 29, 2019

Dr. H. Rex Holloway, Jr.

Dr. H. Rex Holloway, Jr., 89, of Savannah, GA passed away peacefully in the early hours of Wednesday, May 29 after a nearly 2 year long batter with cancer.  Rex was a loving husband and is survived by his wife Jackie. He is also survived by his 6 children Susan, Steven (JoEllen), Margan (Kurt), Elizabeth (Mike), John, and Jacob (Tracy), 10 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren. Besides being an avid golfer, he was quite the athlete. In golf, he had numerous aces and was a Club Champion at Grosse Ile Golf and Country Club in Michigan.  Professionally, he was an accomplished family practice p ...

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John Everett Donnelly - MAY 28, 2019

John Everett Donnelly

John Everett Donnelly, 78, of Savannah, GA and Hutchinson Island, FL passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 28, 2019 surrounded by those who loved him most. John is preceded in death by his parents Ann (Horan) and Everett Donnelly, he was their only child. John leaves his loving wife of 53- years, Brenda, two daughters Kristin of Wheelersburg, OH and Nicole (Joe) Ryan of Columbus, OH. He loved his family endlessly and found unlimited joy in his grandkids, who affectionately called him PopPop, Bradley of Wheelersburg, OH along with Kenna, Jake and Quinn of Columbus, OH. John graduated from ...

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Mary Lee Nelson Lebey SEP 23, 1925 - MAY 28, 2019

Mary Lee Nelson Lebey

Mary Lee Nelson Lebey, 93, passed away on Tuesday, May 28th 2019.  She was born on September 23, 1925, the daughter of Lois Horner and Walter Scott Nelson. She grew up in Christ Church where she was married and involved for years teaching Sunday school, the Tour of Homes, and chairman of the building restoration committee. In later years she worshipped at St. John’s Episcopal. She had a love for all things beautiful, but her true joy was in her family her home, and her garden, where her special gifts were evident. She was preceded in death by her husband of forty-nine years, Clifford S. Lebey, ...

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Gilbert F. Zellner OCT 12, 1940 - MAY 28, 2019

Gilbert F. Zellner

Mr. Gilbert F. Zellner, age 78, died Tuesday at his residence.  The Ohio native lived in Savannah for a number of years.  He was retired from Tiffin Enterprises in Tiffin, Ohio. Surviving are two daughters, Stephanie Zellner or Savannah and Mary Zellner of Republic, Ohio; a sister, Betty Funkhouser of Ohio; and three grandchildren, Robert Shawberry, Patricia Zellner, and Samantha Zellner. Funeral will be private. Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. ...

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Fred C. Turner - MAY 27, 2019

Fred C. Turner

Fred Turner, 72, of Orlando, Florida, died Monday, May 27. He is survived by his wife Dr. Janie Turner, his daughter Caroline Turner of Seattle, his son Scott Turner and Scott's wife Karen Love of Greenville, and two sisters, Dr. Patricia Turner and Jane Turner. Fred worked with his dad at A. S. Turner and Sons Funeral Home in Decatur, Georgia, for 42 years before retiring with Janie to Orlando. He was active in many community organizations, but mostly enjoyed spending time with his family. A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, May 30, at 1:00 at Northside United Methodist Church, with a r ...

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Wyndell Lee Cook - MAY 26, 2019

Wyndell Lee Cook

Wyndell Lee Cook, 79, passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019 at Hospice House with his family by his side. He was born May 14, 1940 in Guyton, GA to the late Roscoe and Hattie Cook. He graduated from Effingham County High School in 1958 and then went on to earn his Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of Georgia. He was a member of Hull Memorial Presbyterian Church where he served an Elder, and later became a member and Deacon of Independent Presbyterian Church. Mr. Cook was a former member of the Savannah Yacht Club, the Debtors Club, a member of the Georgia Pharmaceutical Association, a ...

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Florence Parr McAllister - MAY 26, 2019

Florence Parr McAllister

Florence Parr McAllister passed away Sunday, May 26, 2019 at her residence with her family by her side. She was born in Damascus, Georgia on July 7, 1926 to John and Leila Parr but lived in Savannah most or her life. She was a longstanding member of Wilmington Island United Methodist Church, Friendship Sunday School Class, and of Senior Friendship Days. After raising her children, Florence worked for Chatham County Public Schools for nine years. She was a bookkeeper at Universal Machine and Fabrication in Garden City from which she retired in 1988. She follows her husband, Joe Earl McAllister, ...

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Cecile Donaldson Linton - MAY 25, 2019

Cecile Donaldson Linton

Cecile Donaldson Linton, 81, of Savannah, passed away on May 25, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 10, 1938 in Savannah to Durell Donaldson and Virgin Woodcock. She went to Commercial High School and married William Lonnie Linton Jr. on December 21, 1956. She grew up enjoying the beach and loved playing bingo at various places including the American Legion on Tybee. She was a member of the ladies Auxiliary at the F.O.E.  for many years. She was an avid Braves fan who rarely missed a game. She is preceded in death by her parents and husband along with her daughte ...

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Bobby Ray Kitchens - MAY 25, 2019

Bobby Ray Kitchens

Bobby Ray Kitchens, 76, from Tybee Island, GA and southern California passed away on May 25, 2019.  He was born in Inglewood, CA.  He loved anything with a motor. He raced cars, boats and motorcycles, anything with speed. He loved classic and outlaw country and oldtime rock and roll music.  He had a pilots and captains license.  He was a member of the Tybee Island Marine Rescue Squadron (MRS) for 17 years and served as Skipper for a year.  He loved life and spending it with his wife of 38 years Elaine (Elaina).  He had a loving family.  They included his father James Kitchens (passed away in 1 ...

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Melinda Abbott Lanier - MAY 25, 2019

Melinda Abbott Lanier

Melinda was born on June 25, 1932 in Tientsin, China, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Melvin and Marguerite Abbott.  Her father was serving as a naval surgeon stationed in China at that time.  She lived in Panama, Portsmouth and Norfolk, VA as well as Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA.  Her family lived in Pembroke, GA during the World War II and she attended schools there.  She graduated from the University of Georgia in 1953 and returned to Savannah to work with the Georgia Extension Service.  While at UGA she was a member of Phi Beta Phi social sorority.  She married Ellison Lanier in 1955 and lived ...

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William Robert Gunn - MAY 24, 2019

William Robert Gunn

William Robert Gunn passed away on May 24, 2019 at the age of 78. He was born on August 28, 1940 and was a resident of Savannah his entire life. He served four years in the 117th Air National Guard and was also an Eagle Scout. Mr. Gunn graduated from Savannah High in 1958 and worked for Carey Hilliard’s Restaurant for 51 years. He was proceeded in death by his father; Jesse Lawson Gunn and his mother; Dorothy Sparks. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Debra Gunn, children; Rick Gunn (Pam), Shelly Compton (Ernie), Jason Gunn and Amanda Gunn, brother; Sonny Gunn, grandchildren; Mitchell, Ch ...

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William D. "Bill" Sheils - MAY 24, 2019

William D.

William David (Bill) Sheils died surrounded by his loving family on May 24th, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Savannah, GA. Bill was born in Eau Claire, WI, he graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor's degree in business. He was a lifelong Green Bay Packer fan and was the founder of the Packer Prayer Group (PPG). He proudly served his country as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps from April 1954 to April 1956. He was an elite member of the Remington Raiders. Bill earned his Master’s Degree in Business Management from Stevens Institute of Technology. Bill is preceded ...

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Susan Karen Wilson Rankin AUG 02, 1960 - MAY 23, 2019

Susan Karen Wilson Rankin

Susan “Susie” Karen Wilson Rankin, a devoted, selfless, and extraordinary wife, mother, daughter, sister, nurse and friend, died on Thursday, May 23, 2019. She was 58. Susie was born in Savannah on August 2, 1960 to the late George "Bud" and Kathleen Brown Wilson. She was a 1978 graduate of Bible Baptist School and a 1994 graduate of Armstrong State College where she earned an Associates Degree in Nursing.  For more than 26 years,  Susie worked as a Registered Nurse at St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital. By always putting others comfort first and foremost, Susie had a unique gift of connecting with ...

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James Thomas Hargreaves, III OCT 05, 1980 - MAY 22, 2019

James Thomas Hargreaves, III

James T. Hargreaves, III died peacefully on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at home. James was predeceased by his beloved grandpa, Wally Taylor; and his uncle and aunt, Greg and Becky Taylor. The lifelong resident of Savannah was a 1999 graduate of Calvary Day School. He attended East Georgia College in Statesboro and received an Associates of Science Degree in General Studies from St. Leo’s University. James was an avid collector of many things including comic books and anime figurines. He was currently employed by MECO. Surviving are his mother, Debbie Lanier; his maternal grandmother, Mary Taylor; ...

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Carolyn Carroll Haynes - MAY 21, 2019

Carolyn  Carroll Haynes

Carolyn Carroll Haynes, 96, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019. She was born October 29, 1922 in McCormick, SC. She lived in Augusta, GA and Jacksonville, FL before moving to Savannah in the mid 1940’s to work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers as a Draftsman. Carolyn retired from the Corps of Engineers in 1979 after 30 plus years of service. After retirement she worked part time for Saussy Engineering for 10 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Angus Joseph Haynes, her mother and father, Lazinka Reynolds Carroll and Floyd Landon Carroll, two sisters, Ruth Carroll Spe ...

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Michael Patterson Ruf - MAY 20, 2019

Michael Patterson Ruf

Michael Patterson Ruf, 36, loving son, brother, brother-in-law and nephew passed away suddenly and unexpectedly at his home in Phoenix, AZ, on Monday, May 20, 2019.  The son of Lawrence E. and Patricia B. Ruf, Michael was born in Savannah on November 1, 1982. He is a 2001 honor graduate of Benedictine Military School and a graduate of Atlanta Technical Institute with an associate degree.  He has worked for G.E. in Phoenix for the past three years. He is predeceased by his mother Patricia Brown Ruf, grandparents Gilbert and Eloise Ruf, and Charles and Alma Brown. He is survived by his father La ...

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Jeffery Todd Embry - MAY 20, 2019

Jeffery Todd Embry

Jeffrey Todd Embry passed away Monday, May 20, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Vicksburg, MS in 1967. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He was of the Catholic faith. He owned and operated several successful businesses in Savannah. He was a sports enthusiast and loved coaching little league soccer. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Bernice (Doc) Clark Embry and Susan W. Embry. He is survived by his wife, Natalya Embry, son; Wesley Embry, daughter; Milana Ligersu, sisters; Peggy Robinson (Kei ...

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Francis Earl "Frank" Aliffi, Jr. - MAY 19, 2019

Francis Earl

Francis Earl “Frank” Aliffi, Jr., age 70, of Savannah, Georgia, passed away after a courageous battle with lung cancer on May 19, 2019, with his wife by his side. Frank was born of July 22, 1948 in Savannah to Francis Earl “Frank” Aliffi, Sr. and LaVeta Felton Aliffi.  He was a 1966 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Atlanta, Georgia and a graduate of Georgia State University in Atlanta, where he was a member of Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity. Frank served in the United States Coast Guard Reserves from 1968 to 1974. Frank is survived by his wife, Jane Jones Aliffi, of Savannah; his daughter, Anna ...

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Richard H. Horton SEP 17, 1942 - MAY 19, 2019

Richard H. Horton

Richard Howard Horton, 76, passed away on Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Savannah, Georgia. He was born September 17, 1942 to Claude and Elizabeth Horton and was raised with his four siblings in Savannah, graduating from Savannah High School in 1959. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial Engineering and later completed a master’s degree in business. He married his wife Emily, also of Savannah, in 1964 and their only child Becky was born in 1967. After college, he began a career with Union Carbide in Cartersville, Georgia. His job took him to New York City, where he and his family ...

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Charles Edward Cole JUL 11, 1955 - MAY 18, 2019

Charles Edward Cole

Charles Edward Cole died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 18, while visiting Savannah, Georgia, his childhood hometown. A residence of Longmont since 2002, Charles had planned to return to Savannah to live part-time and had just purchased a home three days before his death. Charles was born in Savannah July 11, 1955 to Ernestine and Thomas Graham Cole. A graduate of Southern Technical Institute, he also held a master’s degree in computer science from Mercer University. His dedication to his career took him away from Savannah and through the years he held several senior database IT positions with ...

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Loren Baron Laney - MAY 17, 2019

Loren Baron Laney

Loren Baron Laney of Savannah, Georgia, died on May 17, 2019. Loren was born on February 26, 1964 in Asheville, NC to Landy Baron Laney and LaVerne Hooper Laney. His life was anything but boring. A natural performer, Loren began entertaining the world at a young age, from sharing the stage with his sister and dance parter Leisa Dianne Laney Fink, to his many performances while a student at the North Carolina School of the Arts and later the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts. He would dedicate his life and career to bringing beauty into this world through his performances, his designs, his style, ...

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William Arthur Miller, M.D. - MAY 16, 2019

William Arthur Miller, M.D.

William Arthur Miller, M.D. departed this life peacefully on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at his home in Bluffton, South Carolina, with his wife by his side. Dr. Miller was born in Akron, Ohio on February 11, 1936. He was the son of Harold Fred and Emily Kennedy Miller. He grew up on the family farm in rural Ohio where he learned the value of hard work. Dr. Miller was a graduate of Western Reserve Academy in Hudson, Ohio and the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, where he was a Baker Scholar. He was a member of Psi Upsilon Fraternity. He served in the National Guard in Connecticut and G ...

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William Ernest "Billy" Phillips, Jr. APR 01, 1938 - MAY 16, 2019

William Ernest

William E. (“Billy”) Phillips, Jr., 81, of Savannah, GA, died peacefully Thursday, May 16, 2019. Billy was born April 1, 1938, in Savannah. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Edna Phillips, his beloved son, Chuck Phillips, his beloved grandson, Brian Parker, and his sisters, Betty Davis and Mildred Douglas. Billy married his high school sweetheart and the love of his life, Marya Snell, in 1958. They were married for over 60 years and had a long and wonderful life together. His pride and joy were his four children (Chuck, Chris, Cathy, and Craig), whom he loved dearly. He is su ...

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Eunice Knox Williams - MAY 14, 2019

Eunice Knox Williams

Eunice Knox Williams, 101, died Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at Spanish Oaks Retreat.  The native of Liberty, South Carolina was the daughter of Hubbard Allen Knox, a Presbyterian minister and moderator of the Presbyterian Church of South Carolina. Mrs. Williams was the valedictorian of her high school in South Carolina and later graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Agnes Scott College.  She was an educator for many years in the Chatham County and Liberty County School Systems. Mrs. Williams was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Savannah and volunteered at St. Joseph’s Hospital. ...

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Jason Daniel Hopewell JUL 08, 1978 - MAY 13, 2019

Jason Daniel Hopewell

Jason Daniel Hopewell, devoted husband and father and die-hard Bengals fan died unexpectedly at home on Monday, May 13, 2019. The Raleigh, NC native was born July 8th, 1978 to Ron and Roberta Prekler Hopewell.  Jason grew up in New Hill, NC and was a 1997 graduate of Apex High School. Jason met and fell in love with Catherine Ann Kessler at Carolina Beach. They were later married; he and Catherine prayed and tried for a child for more than four years. When his daughter Stacy was born, she became the center of his world. Jason was raising Stacy to follow in his footsteps as a die-hard Bengals f ...

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Kevin Michael Webb JUL 12, 1988 - MAY 12, 2019

Kevin Michael Webb

Kevin Michael Webb, 30, of Pittsburgh, PA unexpectedly passed away on May 12, 2019.  He was born on July 12, 1988 in Downingtown, PA, the son of Jack Webb and Deborah Webb (Smith).  He attended Georgia Southern University, where he graduated in December 2018 with a Bachelors Degree in Logistics & Supply Chain Management.  As an active board member of the APICS Savannah Chapter, he was the assistant VP of student affairs.  Upon graduation, Kevin was hired as the Sales Optimization Manager for Diamond Crystal Brands. Kevin is survived by his wife, Melissa Webb of Savannah, GA and their unbor ...

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Sylvia Hamlett Brantley - MAY 12, 2019

Sylvia Hamlett Brantley

On May 12, 2019, Sylvia went to be with her Heavenly Father. She was born August 11, 1936 in Greenville, SC to the late William Ansel and Carrie Mae Hamlett.  She was a 1954 graduate of Parker High in Greenville, and attended Winthrop College that fall. She loved The Lord, family, friends, travel, life and golf.  At one time, she played avidly, having belonged to numerous golf clubs including the Savannah Women’s Golf Association, Georgia State Senior’s and Southbridge Golf Club.  She actually started the Ladies’ Golf Association at Southbridge in the early 90’s. She was also a member of the H ...

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William Victor Evans, Sr. - MAY 11, 2019

William Victor Evans, Sr.

William Victor Evans Sr, beloved son, brother, loving father, and loyal friend unexpectedly passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the age of 65. Born and raised in Marietta, GA, he was the son of Walter Lee Evans, Sr and Elsie Cook Evans. Victor then relocated to Jacksonville, FL to start his successful vending business. Victor’s untimely death comes as a shock to the many people that loved him.  Only a week before, he was reeling in the winning prize fish, a 38 lb bull dolphin.  His energy and enthusiasm were uniquely infectious and he sure knew how to draw a crowd of friends together.  To ...

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Mary E. Pickford NOV 12, 1923 - MAY 11, 2019

Mary E. Pickford

Mom never met a stranger; she loved people.  She also loved art, music, entertaining and being outdoors.  An eclectic reader, she gained an Associate degree from Wayne State Community College in her early fifties. She loved to cook for everyone, sewed, knitted, gardened, decorated, and was the sharpest dresser ever.  A downhill skier well into her seventies, Mom was also an excellent golfer.  As a music lover she played the piano and sang alto in the choir.  Her religious faith, first as a Catholic growing up and then as an Episcopalian after she married, was with her every minute of the day. ...

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Gina Stanley Jarrell Watson MAY 05, 1971 - MAY 10, 2019

Gina Stanley Jarrell Watson

Gina Elizabeth Stanley Watson departed this life on May 10, 2019 due to injuries sustained on May 5, 2019. She was born on May 5, 1971 in Savannah to Cathy Elizabeth Jarrell Stanley and Jerry Stanley. She was a very sweet and tremendously kind child who always tried to find good in everything, she attended Blessed Sacrament School as a child. Growing into an adult until her passing she tried to help those around her with a servant's heart despite tremendous travails of her own. She possessed an adoring beautiful smile that she carried with her from childhood that will be dearly missed, treasur ...

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Walton O. Usher - MAY 10, 2019

Walton O. Usher

Walton O. Usher, 75, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 10, 2019, with his wife and daughter Elizabeth by his side. Walton was born in Augusta, GA and lived there most of his life.  He owned and operated Usher Paint and Supply Company for many years before moving to Savannah in 1996.  He was a former member of the Augusta Sailing Club and participated in the Southeastern Lightning Circuit as a crew member.  He was also a soccer player and coach.  Walton was an avid runner who loved being outdoors. Walton was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin M. Usher and Frances O. Usher, and his son, ...

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Cecil Douglas Mastison - MAY 10, 2019

Cecil Douglas Mastison

Retired U.S. Army Master Sgt. Cecil Douglas Mastison, 82, of Savannah, GA, passed away peacefully at home, on May 10, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. Cecil was born on December 1, 1936, in Madisonville, KY, to Essie Mae and James Harvey Mastison. At age four, he and his family moved to Evansville, IN, where he lived until the age of 17. In 1953, at the young age of 17, Cecil proudly volunteered to join the U.S. Army. In 1955, he met and married the love of his life, the late Rosemarie Herren Mastison. Cecil's 21-year military career consisted of two tours in the Vietnam War, with over 5 ...

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Frederick James Gideon & Randy Scott Gideon - MAY 09, 2019

Frederick James Gideon & Randy Scott Gideon

Frederick James Gideon of Savannah, Georgia passed away suddenly on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at the Herrin Hospital in Herrin, Illinois. Born on December 11, 1947 in Maria, Quebec, Canada, he was the son of Eldon J. and Dorothy M. Gedeon, nee Lezotte. He was united in marriage to Rosemary K. Griffith on September 14, 1971 in the Hunter Army Airfield Chapel in Savannah, Georgia. Frederick was a veteran of the United States Army and automotive electrician by trade. He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the Cushman Club of America and the Ford Model A Club of Savannah. e could fix anythi ...

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James Lee Davis - MAY 09, 2019

James Lee Davis

James Lee Davis, 81, passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Hospice Savannah. A native Savannahian, he was born August 26, 1937 to the late Oscar Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Lancaster Davis. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter, Caroline Blake Davis. He is survived by his wife; Karen Clarno Davis, his daughters; Catherine Davis Knox (Jeff) and Ashley Davis Davis (Jay), his grandchildren; Jefferson Knox (Ann), Lee Knox (Katie), Austin Knox, Catherine Davis, Morgan Davis, great-granddaugther; Jean Knox, his brother; Thomas Weldon Davis (Betsy), and brother-in-law; Thoma ...

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Anthony "Toby" Purdy, Jr. - MAY 09, 2019

Anthony

Anthony Bernard “Toby” Purdy, Jr., passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Hospice House after a courageous fight with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Irene Miltiades Purdy; daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Gib Davenport of Richmond, VA; grandchildren, Sophie and Huntley Gibson Davenport III; his sisters, Barbara Ann Purdy Lutz, and Margaret Mary Purdy of Vero Beach, FL; brothers and sisters-in-law, Demetri and Penny Miltiades and Alex and Mary Miltiades all of Kennesaw, GA; several nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Elizabeth Gaffney Purdy a ...

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John Edward Myers OCT 18, 1976 - MAY 08, 2019

John Edward Myers

Savannah, GA John Edward Myers, 42, died peacefully with his loving wife by his side on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. John was a U.S. Army veteran honorably serving his county in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was a 1st Lieutenant in the Georgia Army National Guard and held numerous positions in the field of Security and Military Training. John earned two B.A. degrees, one from State University of New York and the other from Georgia Southern University. John leaves behind his wife, Candess; children, Lane, Eden, Jaden, Jessine, John John, Marshall, Janelle and Jayden; mother, Ramona Alba (Guy); father, Ed ...

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Danny Lamar Bryant NOV 30, 1949 - MAY 08, 2019

Danny Lamar Bryant

Danny Lamar Bryant, 69, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Candler Hospital. Danny was born November 30, 1949 in Savannah, Georgia. He married the love of his life Kathy Bryant November 10, 1972. Danny worked as a railroad conductor for CSX Railroad for 29 years. Prior to working for CSX, Danny gave his time and service to the Army during the Vietnam War. He was active in the Army from June 1970 - February 1972, during his time of service he was awarded the Bronze Star medal and other decorations. Danny will be remembered for his love of cards, Braves baseball, Falcons football, fishing and ...

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Mildred Ryan Jones - MAY 05, 2019

Mildred Ryan Jones

Mildred Ryan Jones, age 95, formerly of Greensboro, NC, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 5, 2019 under care of Hospice Savannah at her daughter’s home in Savannah, Georgia. Born in Greensboro, NC, she was the daughter of the late Grover Cleveland and Lonie Gilbreath Ryan. She lived most of her life in Greensboro until the age of 90 when she moved to Savannah to be closer to her daughter. Mildred graduated from Sumner High School in 1941. She retired from Precision Fabrics Group, Inc., formerly of Burlington Industries, working in Human Resources. She was one of the oldest and a life-long ...

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James K. Maloney - MAY 04, 2019

James K. Maloney

The Family of James Maloney is relieved, yet saddened to share the news that his fierce battle with cancer is finally over.  He was a fighter to the bitter end and the Fourth was with him as he made his departure at 9:25pm on Friday, the 4th of May, 2019. On a serious note, Mike Holton made sure that James received a visit from Douglas Cone of Whitemarsh Island Baptist Church and we can proudly proclaim that on May 3rd, James confirmed his flight and Heaven was the final the destination.  After building the very successful Maloney’s Landscape Management since 1997, James is now enjoying the we ...

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George J. Katula - MAY 03, 2019

George J. Katula

George John Katula, 55, passed away Friday, May 3, 2019 at his residence in Savannah, Georgia. He was born February 21, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late George and Emma Katula. George graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. He worked at International Paper for the past 30 years, first in the Savannah Paper facility, then in Corporate Customer Technical Support. He was passionate about cooking, was an avid reader, loved keeping up with the latest technology, and also loved traveling with his wife. George is survived by his wife of 23 year ...

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Larry Daniel Cline - MAY 02, 2019

Larry Daniel Cline

Larry Daniel Cline, 79, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019.  A native of Florida, he was retired from The Stored Products Insect Laboratory in Savannah.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Gilliard Morris Cline and Alma White Faries Cline. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Irma B. Cline; sons, Bruce Alan Cline (Jennifer), Barry Daniel Cline (Jennifer); brothers, Gene Morris Cline, Carl White Cline (Florence); five grandsons; and special friend, Pamela Fandrich. All arrangements will be private. Remembrances may be made to Savannah Riverkeeper, Inc., P.O. Box 60, Augusta, GA 30903 or onl ...

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Jeanette Leavy "Tiger" Orrel Stiles OCT 21, 1940 - MAY 01, 2019

Jeanette Leavy

Jeanette Leavy “Tiger” Orrel Stiles died May 1, 2019 at home under the care of Hospice Savannah surrounded by her loving family. She was born October 21, 1940 in Savannah to Marvin Cooper Orrel, Sr, and Lillian Cecile Nieuwstraten Orrel. Other than a 5 year stint in Atlanta in the early seventies, she lived her entire life in her beloved hometown, Savannah. Tiger graduated from Savannah High in 1958. She was a member of the inaugural graduating class of registered nurses from Memorial Hospital in 1962. In the late 1970’s, she transitioned from RN to Perfusionist. She was proud to write the let ...

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Stephen Patrick Quigley DEC 03, 1927 - APR 30, 2019

Stephen Patrick Quigley

Stephen Patrick Quigley, (91), died April 30th at home with hospice care, surrounded by his family.  He was born December 3rd 1927 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He immigrated to the United States in 1948. He met his wife of 66 years, Ruth Quigley, in Denver while pursuing his undergraduate degrees in psychology and teaching. They married in 1953, The couple then moved to Urbana-Champaign, Illinois for his doctoral degree in linguistics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.  After finishing at UIUC he took a position as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Gallaudet University. He ...

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Mary Kate Frawley Merritt and son Alton "Al" Brannen - APR 29, 2019

Mary Kate Frawley Merritt and son Alton

Mary Kate Merritt, 93, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Her son, Alton "Al" Brannen, 73, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Mary Kate and Al are former residents of Savannah. A joint graveside service in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens is being planned and will be announced by Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors. ...

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Jack Anthony Schuman FEB 13, 1951 - APR 29, 2019

Jack Anthony Schuman

Jack Anthony Schuman, 68, died Monday April 29, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The Savannah native loved life. He was a skilled and talented carpenter and a U.S. Army veteran who served his country courageously during the Vietnam War. Jack is predeceased by his sons, Jared Schuman and Joseph Macdonald. Jack is survived by his daughter, Christy Schuman Horne, and husband Junior of Fayetteville, NC; grandsons and their wives, Brandon and Jessica Brocato, Cody and Alison Brocato, and John Horne; his granddaughter, Shelby Horne; great-granddaughters, Sadie, Caroline and Abigail Brocato; his mother ...

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Sara Haeseler Jones - APR 29, 2019

Sara Haeseler Jones

Sara Haeseler Jones of Tybee Island, Georgia went to be with her Lord on April 29, 2019. Mrs. Jones, a native of Sardis, Georgia, was the only child of Samuel Burchardt and Naomi Floyd Haeseler. She was married to Frederick Allan Jones of Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated from SGA High School in 1954 and then attended the University of Georgia where she obtained a BS Degree in Business Education. She was a member of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority. Upon completion of college, she taught school in Screven and Burke counties. After relocating to Swainsboro, Georgia, she completed her teaching c ...

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James H. Allen SEP 19, 1956 - APR 29, 2019

James H. Allen

James H. Allen, Jr,  62, died peacefully on April 29, 2019 at Ogeechee Area Hospice, after a brief illness, surrounded by his loved ones. The Savannah native and also known as Jimbo by those closest to him. He was a loving father, husband, and son.  Jimbo was a craftsman welder and pipefitter for more than forty years.  He was a long time member of Local Union 188, since February 20, 1976 and subsequently employed by Kraton Chemical (Formerly known as Union Camp) for more than thirty-five years. Jimbo is preceded in death by the mother of his children and wife of more than 25 years, Carole Mul ...

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Thomas Cooper Welch, V "T" FEB 05, 1989 - APR 28, 2019

Thomas Cooper Welch, V

Semper fidelis, Always Faithful Thomas Cooper “T” Welch, V, 30, died Sunday, April 28, 2019. The Ft. Lewis, WA native was a longtime resident of Savannah. T courageously fought in the Global War on Terrorism by serving with the 1st Battalion, 8 Marines. He completed two tours of duty during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan where he served as an Infantry Squad Leader. T received the following awards and commendations for his bravery, extraordinary courage, and service for his country. Navy and Marine Corp Achievement Medal with V Device Combat Action Ribbon (Afghanistan ...

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Dr. Robert I. Strozier - APR 28, 2019

Dr. Robert I. Strozier

Dr. Robert I. Strozier of Savannah, Georgia, died peacefully on April 28th, 2019. He was 89 years old. Beloved professor and community leader, his lifelong endeavors on behalf of his cherished city touched many lives. Dr. Strozier was predeceased by his daughter, Leslie Strozier, and his wife of 63 years, Helen Allred Strozier. He is survived by his daughter Carolyn Strozier Seklii, grandchildren Russell W. Smith, Lydia A. Seklii, Jordan D. Seklii, grand-daughter in-law Victoria H. Seklii, his great-grandson, Theodore D. Seklii, sister Anne D. Strozier, sisters-in-law Marian A. Cronic, Carolyn ...

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William Ormond Deaver, Jr., PhD - APR 28, 2019

William Ormond Deaver, Jr., PhD

William Ormond Deaver, Jr., PhD., 58, passed away suddenly Sunday, April 28, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was born in Richmond, Virginia son of William O. Deaver, Sr. and Ruby Davis Deaver.  Dr. Deaver grew up in Richmond, Virginia where he graduated from high school.  After graduation, he attended the University of Virginia receiving a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree. Later, he obtained his PhD from Florida State University.  Dr. Deaver previously taught in the school system in Virginia and at the time of his death, had been a professor of Spanish at Georgia Southern University f ...

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Christine "Tina" Sanders - APR 27, 2019

Christine

Christine Gaudry Sanders, 86, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Oceanside Nursing Home on Tybee Island. She was born March 18, 1933 in Savannah, GA to the late Julius B. and Alice Fleetwood Gaudry. She was of the Catholic faith and was retired from K Mart Corporation. After retirement she worked with her daughter at the YMCA. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph Sanders, and three siblings, Mary, Julia, and Lawrence. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Susan Sanders of Wilmington Island, her daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Jody ...

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Susann Covert Wallace - APR 27, 2019

Susann Covert Wallace

Susann Covert Wallace, 84, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center. Surviving are her husband, John F. Wallace; children, Jane and Mark; grandchildren, Libby, Brooks, Parker and Cait. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church. Remembrances:  The family requests no flowers, donations may be made to the  Colonial Williamsburg Foundation www.colonialwilliamsburg.com or the Humane Society for Greater Savannah, 7215 Sallie Mood Dr., Savannah, GA 31406.   ...

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James Sidney Crawford - APR 26, 2019

James Sidney Crawford

James Sidney Crawford, 63, died April 26, 2019 under the care of Hospice Savannah surrounded by family and friends.    He was born in Luton, Bedfordshire, England to June Mathews Crawford and the late Jimmie Watts Crawford.  Returning to America, his parents eventually settled in New Carlisle, Ohio, where he enjoyed the quintessential small-town adolescence of America’s heartland in the ‘60’s. After graduating from Tecumseh High School, he attended Wittenberg University where he created lifelong friends with his fellow students and his beloved Phi Psi fraternity brothers.  In between pottery a ...

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Sally Ann Tettemer Lent - APR 25, 2019

Sally Ann Tettemer Lent

Sally Ann Tettemer Lent, 66, a beloved mother, nanny and friend passed away Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Hospice Savannah, Inc. Fly with the angels and watch over us as we go through life.  We love you and will miss you more than you will ever know. The funeral service will be private.     ...

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Francis (Frank) Joseph Hahne, Jr. NOV 24, 1925 - APR 24, 2019

Francis (Frank) Joseph Hahne, Jr.

Francis (Frank) Joseph Hahne, Jr., 93, a native of Savannah, died peacefully April 24, 2019 at Memorial Hospital with family at his side. He was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. He was preceded in death by his wife of over 50 years, Frances Blake Hahne. He was born in Savannah on November 27, 1925 to Francis Hahne. Sr. and Lucille Barthelmess Hahne, also native Savannahians. Frank joined the Army Air Corp before the end of his senior year of Benedictine in 1944. After serving, he departed college early to take over his father’s business due to failing health—Hahne Laundry. Fr ...

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Sarah Katherine Davis Bridges - APR 23, 2019

Sarah Katherine Davis Bridges

Sarah Katherine Davis Bridges, 89, passed away Tuesday, April 23, 2019 surrounded by family at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. Sarah was born September 4, 1929 in Louisville, GA in Jefferson County and lived most of her life in Savannah. Sarah graduated from Louisville Academy, Louisville GA and attended nursing school in Augusta GA.  Sarah worked at Jefferson County Hospital in Louisville GA and attended X-ray technician school at Candler Hospital in Savannah and worked with Dr. Robinson Radiologist. Sarah owned and operated Bridges Wood Products, a custom cabinet & casewo ...

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Charles Buren McLaughlin - APR 23, 2019

Charles Buren McLaughlin

Charles Buren McLaughlin, 84, passed into eternal rest on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at Hospice House of Savannah surrounded by family. He was born in Frametown, West Virginia, the son of Ford William and Beatrice Marie James McLaughlin. He was a graduate of Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio with a degree in Pharmacy.  He owned and operated his own local community pharmacy, Reidenbach’s in Wheelersburg, Ohio for many years before retiring to Savannah, GA.  He was a 20-year communicant of St. James Catholic Church. Surviving him are his wife of 58 years, Melanie Ann Shoemaker McLaughlin; child ...

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Jack DeVane Denmark - APR 22, 2019

Jack DeVane Denmark

Jack DeVane Denmark, 86, passed away after a short illness on Monday, April 22, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center with his wife by his side. He was born July 17, 1932 in Statesboro, Georgia to the late Paul E. and Grace Gay Denmark. He was owner of Denmark Construction Company, Plantation Townhouses and the Westside Shopping Center. Mr. Denmark devoted his entire career to designing and developing many residential and commercial real estate properties, including building most of the Carey Hilliard’s Restaurants in Savannah and Garden City. Mr. Denmark had a lifetime love for music and ...

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Victor Rene Holan JAN 19, 1932 - APR 21, 2019

Victor Rene Holan

Victor Holan, 87, died in Savannah, GA on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019. Vic was born to Frances Pavlikova and George Holan in Prague, Czechoslovakia, and emigrated to the United States in 1949.  Prior to leaving Czechoslovakia, he attended Charles University. He lived in Falmouth, ME for most of his life, and later shared time between Georgia and Maine. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1950 and simultaneously became a U.S. Citizen.  He served at Fort Bragg, NC in the 82nd Airborne until 1954.  Vic was honored to be an American and always proudly flew the American flag at his home. Upon hi ...

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Lester W. "Les" Krause - APR 20, 2019

Lester W.

Lester W. “Les” Krause, 87, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Select Specialty Hospital.  He was born in East Greenville, PA son of the late Wayne Krause and Annie Gery Krause.  After high school at the age of 17, Les joined the United States Army and served during the Korean War.  After the war, he married Shirley Brock and they were married 32 years until her death.  In 1985, Les met Brenda Parker Smith and they later married. Les retired in 1987 after 32 years with the Government Printing Office in Washington, DC.  He was a member of the Isle of Hope Baptist Church, Bacon Park Golf Co ...

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Charles Wallace Lynah APR 12, 1958 - APR 20, 2019

Charles Wallace Lynah

Charles Wallace Lynah died April 20, 2019 after a short illness with his family at his side. Charles was born April 12, 1958 to Helen Rowland Lynah and Wallace Howard Lynah. Charlie, as he was affectionately known to many, was a graduate of Savannah Country Day school in 1976 and subsequently attended the University of Georgia. He had a deep interest in his family history and enjoyed documenting multiple generations of the Lynah family around coastal Georgia and South Carolina. Charles was also a gifted artist and enjoyed painting, especially local landscapes and the rice fields of South Carol ...

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Inge Liesel Lee AUG 20, 1938 - APR 19, 2019

Inge Liesel Lee

Inge Liesel Lee, 80, died Friday, April 19, 2019 at Memorial Medical Center. Inge, born in Darmstadt, Germany, came to the United States in 1966 and worked at the German Embassy in Washington, DC. where she met her husband of 50 years, Richard Lee. They moved to Savannah in 1979. Until her retirement in 2003, she worked at EMD Chemicals, (Merck KGaA). She was preceded in death by her parents, Heinrich and Margareta Wolf, and her sister Hildegard Richter. Surviving are her husband Richard Lee of Tybee Island, her brothers Gerhard Wolf (Irmtraud) and Wilfried Wolf (Annemarie) as well as many nie ...

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Lois Morgan Sheppard - APR 19, 2019

Lois Morgan Sheppard

Lois Morgan Sheppard, 94, died Friday, April 19, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald LeBruce Sheppard and her son, Gerald "Jerry" Sheppard, Jr. Surviving are two daughters, Sara Williams and Susan Sheppard, granddaughter, Katie Murphy, and grandson, Michael Sheppard; and a great-granddaughter, Mallie Murphy. Funeral Service will be 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at Middleground Baptist Church in Sylvania, GA. Burial will be in the church cemetery. ...

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George H. Hensley - APR 17, 2019

George H. Hensley

George Hughes Hensley, 98, of Skidaway Island, Savannah, GA passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Born in Corbin, KY and raised in eastern KY he lived in St. Paul, VA, Massapequa, NY, and New Canaan, CT before retiring to The Landings of Skidaway in 1986. After 36 years with The Pittston Coal Sales Company, Greenwich, CT, George retired as President to dedicate his time to golf and volunteer activities including Kiwanis, Bethesda Home for Boys, and Habitat for Humanity. He was a 12 year resident of the Marshes of Skidaway and dedicated member o ...

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Robert G. Chenggis - APR 16, 2019

Robert G. Chenggis

Robert G. Chenggis, passed away on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 in McDonough, GA. Robert was a 1951 graduate of Benedictine Military School. He worked in the insurance business for more than 38 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Virginia Clifton Chenggis. Surviving are his daughter, Cindy Chenggis of McDonough; beloved grandchildren, Joseph Duvall, Brian Fricks (Crystal), and Kali Nasworthy, and also his great-grandson, Crue Turner, his brother, George Chenggis of Atlanta; brother-in-law, John Clifton; and several niece and nephews. The Visitation will be 5:00 to 6:00 p.m., ...

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Lydia T. Vasquez NOV 10, 1958 - APR 16, 2019

Lydia T. Vasquez

Lydia T. Vasquez entered in to eternal life on April 16, 2019 at the age of 60. She was born on November 10th, 1958 in Belize City, Belize to Peter and Lucinda Vasquez.  As the baby of 12 siblings, she showed her uniqueness as a child by nicknaming herself “Lydia Therisita, rice bag, sugar bag, dog-tail, piece-up pants, luko luko, Vasquez.” In April of 1979, at the age of 21, she and her family moved to Savannah, GA.  She fell in love with the city and found her serenity on Tybee Island. Lydia loved being outside to catch a fresh breeze, fishing, cooking with her grandchildren and preparing me ...

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Patricia Ann Giannelli Powers JUN 17, 1951 - APR 15, 2019

Patricia Ann Giannelli Powers

Patricia Powers, 67, died peacefully on Monday, April 15, 2019 at St. Joseph's Hospital surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Buffalo, NY and moved to Savannah in 1992. She is preceded in death by her mother, Cecilia McPhail Giannelli; and her brother, William Giannelli. A graduate of Riverside High School, Patricia worked in the Child Support Office for Chatham County for twenty-four years. She enjoyed spending time with her grandsons, and the incredible friends she made in the Coastal Corvette Club. She was active at St. Peter's Episcopal Church, where she served as an usher and ...

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Frank Henry Rimsek FEB 16, 1967 - APR 15, 2019

Frank Henry Rimsek

SAVANNAH, GA Frank H. Rimsek, 52, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 15, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The North Charleroi, PA native was born on February 16, 1967 to the late Frank R. Rimsek and Mariann L. Cook Rimsek Bulko. In addition to his father, Frank was predeceased by his grandparents, Frank and Mary Rimsek, and Henry and Theda Cook. Frank was a 1985 graduate of Ringgold High School. He lived a life of service and dedication to his family, work, and country. He was a veteran, serving as a SGT  in the U.S. Army, Armor Branch and after transitioning to the Criminal Investigation Divisi ...

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Weldon Robbins DEC 01, 1927 - APR 13, 2019

Weldon Robbins

“For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain (Philippians 1:21).” The family of Weldon Robbins are sorrowing at the passing of their loved one; but their sorrow is not without hope.  When he took his last breath on Saturday, April 13th, our great loss was his great gain.  He died peacefully while listening to the music he loved; the big band music of the 1940’s. Weldon was born in Screven County Georgia on December 1, 1927 to James M. Robbins and Virginia Mary Wells Robbins.   He entered the army in the final years of World War II and was discharged as part of the newly created United Stat ...

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Harry C. Lentz, Sr. - APR 13, 2019

Harry C. Lentz, Sr.

Harry Claude Lentz, Sr., 88, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center. He was born July 28, 1930 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Valentine and Pauline Lentz.   Harry was a graduate of Loyola College where he received a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. He retired from Memorial Health after more than 35 years of service. Harry coached track at Blessed Sacrament School for over 20 years, and also was the Secretary/Treasurer for the Savannah Bass Hunter’s Club since its inception in 1990. Harry enjoyed his wife and large family, as well as fishing, gardening, a ...

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Macy Noel Smith - APR 12, 2019

Macy Noel Smith

Macy Noel Smith, 31, passed away peacefully Friday, April 12, 2019 at her residence. Surviving are her son, Clay Smith, father and stepmother, Robert R. and Tracie Penix; grandmother, Tonya Ginn; sister, Emily Penix; brother, Gavin Tremblay and uncle, Dan Smith all of Savannah. She was preceded in death by her mother, Terri Lynn Smith. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Lighthouse Baptist Church.   ...

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Jerome Edward Chodkiewicz - APR 12, 2019

Jerome Edward Chodkiewicz

Jerry Chodkiewicz, died suddenly April 12, 2019 at age 57.  He was a wonderful son, husband, and brother.  He was a master cabinet maker who could turn a piece of wood into a work of art.  He lived for his family. He loved being on the water and filling his boat with fish.  He was very kind and never said no to anyone needing his help.  He is survived by his wife Sara; his siblings, Derek (Alison), Tricia (Mike); his parents, Chuck and Nellie; two nephews, two nieces, and his second mother, Aunt Pat.  The world is a lesser place without his presence. Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., April ...

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Cecile Hagan Crockett - APR 12, 2019

Cecile Hagan Crockett

Cecile Hagan Crockett, a lovely dignified southern bell passed away Friday, April 12, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center after a short illness. She graduated from Screven County High School and lived most of her life in Savannah. Cecile was a former member of Epworth United Methodist Church, and a current active member of Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church. She retired after 30 years of service from Southern Bell Telephone & Telegragh Company (AT&T), where she started out as a Switchboard Operator, then eventually retired from the Marketing Department.   She was also a mem ...

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Chun Y. Ng - APR 12, 2019

Chun Y. Ng

Chun Y. Ng, 65, husband of Judy Li died Friday, April 12, 2019 at Hospice Savannah, Inc.  A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel. ...

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Dixie "Anne" Fredrich - APR 12, 2019

Dixie

Dixie “Anne” Daniels Fredrich, 82, died Friday, April 12, 2019 at Insignia of Savannah. She was born, raised and lived in Savannah her entire life. The oldest of Robert and Dixie Daniels, Anne graduated from Savannah High School in 1954 before continuing her education at Georgia Teachers College. She loved teaching and taught 2nd grade at Jacob G. Smith Elementary before marrying Russ in 1961. Anne and Russ had three children in the 1960’s, and she remained entirely devoted to her family. Through the following decades, Anne kept her hand in education working as a substitute teacher and piano a ...

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Linda Kay Lightsey McCorkle - APR 12, 2019

Linda Kay Lightsey McCorkle

Linda Kay Lightsey McCorkle, 64, of Savannah, GA went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior on April 12, 2019, after a long battle with Alzheimer ’s disease. Linda was born in Savannah, GA on December 15, 1954 to Rex and Willie Mae Crosby Lightsey. She attended and graduated from Bible Baptist School. When she was a teenager, she met the love of her life, Jack M. McCorkle, Jr. They later married on August 18, 1973. They had three children, Amanda, Jamie and Jack III. In 1989, they moved their family to Visalia, California where together they helped open a new Dixie Crystals operation. Then ...

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Leonard E. Stevens JUN 18, 1943 - APR 11, 2019

Leonard E. Stevens

Leonard E. Stevens, 75, died April 11, 2019 at Memorial Health University Medical Center. Leonard was born on June 18, 1943 in Fort Edward, NY. He lived in Savannah for most of his life before moving to Adrian. Leonard loved the country life, fishing and hunting with his friends and family. He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran and retired from Local 188 in Savannah. Leonard is preceded in death by his parents, George and Mabel Stevens. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Stevens of Adrian; four daughters, Shaye Stevens, Holly Brantley, Jenny(Bryan) Wyatt, and Tonya Stevens; a stepdaughter, Tammy Chalke ...

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Barbara Jane Harris - APR 10, 2019

Barbara Jane Harris

Barbara J. Harris, 79, of Savannah, passed away on April 10, 2019, with her family by her side. She was born to the late Phillip and Lillian O'Brien, on August 21, 1939, in Westchester County, New York. Barbara married Herbert W. Harris in 1963, and they lived together in Roswell, GA before relocating to Savannah in 2017. She is survived by her loving husband; two children: Amber L. Harris, of Savannah and Mark W. Harris, of Woodstock, GA; and sister Patricia J. Herron, of Virginia. Barbara was a loving wife, mother, sister, friend, and an exception homemaker. She was known for her cooking and ...

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Gertraude "Traude" Coleman - APR 09, 2019

Gertraude

Traude Coleman, 95 passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019. She was born on October 27, 1923 in Austria and has been a resident of Savannah since the 1950ties.  From early childhood on Mrs Traude Coleman was a lover of nature. Friends and family know her distinct passion for classical music and fine arts. She is predeceased by her loving husband Leo in 2013, as well as her parents Paul and Maria Koss, her sister Maria Spindler-Koss and her niece Edith Mersmann. Surviving are her grandnieces and grandnephew Markus, Tina and Katrin Mersmann in Germany. Mrs Coleman will be buried alongside her husb ...

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James M. McManus - APR 08, 2019

James M. McManus

James Michael McManus, 71, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2019. He was a loving, generous, selfless man, and devoted Christian. He was born in Swartz Creek, MI on August 13, 1947 and graduated from Ferris State in Michigan. He worked for General Motors, Control Data, and GE. After retiring, he and his wife moved to Bluffton, SC. Jim loved spending quality time with his family, planning and going on vacations and seeing each day as a blessing.  He will be greatly missed by his wife, Neva “Gerry” McManus, whom he was married to for 48 happy and blissful years, his daughters; Lori (Brian) Hamilton ...

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Frances P. Guttery - APR 06, 2019

Frances P. Guttery

Frances P. Guttery, 90, died April 6, 2019 at Oaks at Pooler surrounded by family, holding hands with two of her daughters. After suffering a stroke April 3rd, she had a brief stay at St. Joseph’s Hospital and was under the care of Compassus Hospice the day she passed away. Frances was born in Cobb County, Georgia and lived in Savannah and surrounding area since 1987. She lived with her oldest daughter and son-in-law for five years in Port Wentworth before moving to Oaks at Pooler in January of this year. Frances met John Guttery when they both worked at a factory in Austell, GA. They married ...

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Lucille Guild Christiansen - APR 05, 2019

Lucille Guild Christiansen

Lucille Guild Christiansen, 90 of Savannah, Ga died April 5, 2019 after a long illness. Lucille was born on Nov 30, 1928 in Ontario, Canada and moved to Savannah in 1934 From Richmond, Virginia. She graduated from St Vincent’s Academy in 1946, and married Joseph A. Christiansen in 1947 and moved to Isle of Hope. She was Manager of the Isle of Hope Pool for 20 years, coaching the swim team and giving swim lessons to countless children. Lucille joined the Isle of Hope Volunteer Fire Department in 1972, becoming one of the first certified Female Firefighters in the State of Georgia. She retired i ...

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Linton Grady Lanier, Jr. - APR 04, 2019

Linton Grady Lanier, Jr.

Linton Grady Lanier, Jr. passed into God’s Kingdom on April 4, 2019. He was born August 12, 1927 in Statesboro, GA to Judge Linton Grady Lanier and his wife, Bernice. After graduating from Statesboro High School, he served in the United States Navy during World War II. He graduated from Georgia Tech with a chemical engineering degree and began his career as Quality Control Manager at Hunt-Wesson Foods where he worked until his retirement.  He volunteered at Candler Hospital and Savannah Speech and Hearing Center, and in the early 1990’s, he began a second career at Heritage Organic Farm where ...

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Michael "Dusty" J. Dottavio, Jr. JUL 29, 1948 - APR 04, 2019

Michael

Michael “Dusty” J. Dottavio, Jr., 70, died peacefully on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital in Beaufort, SC. The Dover, NJ native was a longtime resident of Savannah before moving to Beaufort 10 years ago. Dusty traveled extensively while employed by the Boilmermaker's Union. He was predeceased by his parents, Michael J. and Mary Dottavio. Surviving are his two sons, Dominick and Michael Dottavio, III; his brother, Prescott Dottavio; a niece and many friends that will miss him dearly. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 in Hillcrest Ab ...

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Angus A. Faust - APR 03, 2019

Angus A. Faust

Angus A. Faust, age 81, passed away on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at  Candler Hospital. Born December 25, 1937 in Savannah, Georgia to the late Angus M. and Helen E. Faust. He was married for 60 years and is survived by his wife, Evelyn (Robbie) and two sons, Tony and Gregory (Joan), his brother, Manning (Georgiann), and his sister, Elizabeth (Bill) Mazurkiewicz. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Anthony, Sarah, Brandon and Amanda. One great­ granchild, Scarlett. Angus was a Navy Reservist for eight years. He attended the First Baptist Church of the Islands, The Upper Room Fellowship i ...

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Martha Earle Hopkins JUN 05, 1932 - APR 03, 2019

Martha Earle Hopkins

Martha Earle Hopkins, 86, died Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at home. The Savannah native attended Community Bible Church and was owner and operator of Hopkins Florist for more than 30 years. Martha was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Hopkins. She is survived by her four daughters, Sandi Hopkins, Dawn Linkenhoker, Marisha Hopkins, and Laura O’Conner; her son, Lee Hopkins; her brother, Jack Earle; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends that will miss her dearly. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands C ...

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Mary Patricia Mahany Hennessy - APR 03, 2019

Mary Patricia Mahany Hennessy

On April 3, Mary Patricia Mahany Hennessy entered the kingdom of God after a brief illness. Known as Patty to her family and friends, she was a strong woman, devoted daughter, mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and loyal friend. She is preceded in death by her parents who she adored: Hugh “Flapper” and Freda Mahany. Patty is survived by her six children: Hugh Hennessy (Barbara), Michael Hennessy (Jane), John Hennessy (Shelby), Maryanne Rautenstrauch (Robert), Caroline Brown (Alex) and Maureen Roth (Mark); nine grandchildren: JP Hennessy, Julianne Hennessy, Madison Hennessy, Harry Hennessy, Emma ...

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Edna Isley Waddell - APR 03, 2019

Edna Isley Waddell

Edna Isley Waddell, 96, passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She was born January 28, 1923 in Burlington, NC to the late George Howard Isley and Dallie Neese Isley. Mrs. Waddell was a former member of Morgan’s Chapel United Methodist Church, Ferguson Ave Baptist Church, and a current member of Kirk O’ The Isles Presbyterian Church, where she was very active in many organizations of all of the churches. She was a homemaker, and a member of the Kensington Park Garden Club and also the PTA for the schools that her children attended. In addition to her parents, she is pre ...

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Alice L. Nessola - APR 02, 2019

Alice L. Nessola

Alice L. Nessola, 77, died Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at her residence. She was a life-long resident of Savannah and attended Chatham County Public Schools. She was a member of The First Baptist Church of The Islands and a member of The Ladies Friendship Sunday School Class. She worked for many years with the Piggly Wiggly on Wilmington Island. She was a former member of the Women's International Bowling Congress and The Savannah Shag Club. She was preceded in death by her husband Richard (RlP) Nessola, daughter, Lisa Anne Woods, parents, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Hopkins, Sr. and a brother and siste ...

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Grace Watkins "Gracie" Pierce - APR 02, 2019

Grace Watkins

Grace Watkins “Gracie” Pierce, 79, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center.  She was born in Albany, GA, daughter of W.T. and Edith Watkins.  For over 25 years, Gracie was an Administrative Assistant for Independent Life Insurance Co. and was of the Baptist faith.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  Gracie had a zest for life with a wonderful spirit of giving.  She will be remembered for her amusing and spunky personality and the sweetest contagious laugh that came out with every conversation. Gracie was preceded in death by her husband, James U. P ...

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James Robert "Rusty" Beasley, Jr. - APR 01, 2019

James Robert

James Robert (Rusty) Beasley, Jr., 51, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019 at home surrounded by family and friends after a courageous battle with cancer. James was born in Savannah, GA and attended school in both Effingham County and Chatham County.  James was active in bowling leagues; he cheered on the local baseball teams and was a true fan of the Savannah Bananas.  His love for his family was the focus of his life. James leaves behind his parents, James (Jim) and Roberta Beasley and loving daughter, Candace N. Beasley, who he loved beyond measure.  Also, Russell E. Dent, uncle, Teresa and W ...

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Joyce Ann Medlock Hughes APR 16, 1938 - MAR 31, 2019

Joyce Ann Medlock Hughes

Joyce M. Hughes, 80, died peacefully on Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Candler General Hospital. The Possum Kingdom, SC native was a longtime resident of Savannah. Joyce is survived by two sons, Kelly and Michael Irvin. A gathering for friends was held at the residence on Saturday, April 5, 2019.     ...

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Arnold E. Cook, Jr. - MAR 31, 2019

Arnold E. Cook, Jr.

Arnold E. Cook, Jr., 83, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2019 at Spanish Oaks Retreat. He was born August 13, 1935 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late Arnold E. Cook, Sr. and Evelyn Stevens Cook. Arnold attended the University of Maryland where he was a member of the KA Fraternity. He was also a member of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and the Landing’s Club. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Patricia Bates Cook, his four children, Sheran DellaBianca (Mark), Scott Cook (Maria Waterbury), Stephen Cook (Diane), and Sandra Conterno (Scott). He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Alison ...

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Kathryn H. Crosby JUN 15, 1954 - MAR 30, 2019

Kathryn H. Crosby

Kathryn Harris Crosby passed peacefully on March 30th, 2019 in her home under the care of Hospice Savannah, surrounded by her husband and son. Kathy was born on June 15th, 1954 in Fairbanks, Alaska, an Army brat; however, she spent most of her life in Savannah. Kathy attended Jenkins High School where she graduated with the class of 1972. Following graduation, Kathy attended Armstrong College where she graduated with a degree in Accounting. Kathy was a member of Isle of Hope United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and sang in the choir. She was employed by Great Dane Trailers fo ...

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Ryan Sailors MAR 14, 1997 - MAR 30, 2019

Ryan Sailors

William "Ryan" Sailors, 22 years old, died peacefully March 30, 2019,  at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, GA, surrounded by his family. Ryan was born March 14, 1997 in Atlanta, GA. He and his family later moved to St. Marys, GA and then to Savannah. He completed his education at Islands High School on Whitemarsh Island, GA. Ryan was a member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church. Surviving are his parents, Michael A. Sailors, Sr. and Jan Gaston Sailors; his brother, Michael A. Sailors, Jr., his grandmother, Carolyn W. Sailors; his aunts, Nancy Gaston Perkins (Ed) of Venice, CA, Susan Gas ...

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Myrna G. Wood - MAR 30, 2019

Myrna G. Wood

Myrna Loy Googe Wood, 78, passed away at her home on March 30, 2019 following a brief illness. Born on April 19, 1940, she was a life-long resident of Savannah, Ga. She is survived by one son, John David Wood, his wife, Robyn, and three grandchildren, Margaret Wood, Aaron Wood and Avery Wood, also of Savannah, Ga. She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Herald Dean Wood, her daughter, Cherri Ann Wood, and her parents, John Henry and Wilma Holland Googe.   Myrna is also survived by three siblings, J. Hilton Googe (Maryann), and Glenn E. Googe (Pat) all of Charleston, SC and her si ...

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Carolyn Jean Lighthorse - MAR 29, 2019

Carolyn Jean Lighthorse

Jean Lighthorse, 65, passed away Friday, March 29, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Jean was born December 4, 1953 in Dayton, Ohio. She retired as a Registered Nurse after working many years for St. Joseph’s and Candler Hospitals. She is survived by her mother, Anita D. Garrett, son, Aaron Buck, daughter, Stephanie Chase, sister, Susan Garrett, brother, Earl Garrett, and four grandchildren, Gordon Chase, Mikel Kelly, Arianna Doty, and Catlina Andonie. A private memorial will be held by the family.   ...

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Richard "Dick" Morin - MAR 28, 2019

Richard

Richard (Dick) Oliver Morin, 84, passed away on Thursday March 28, 2019 at Azalealand Nursing Home under the care of Hospice Savannah, surrounded by his children and grandchildren. Dick was born on January 23, 1935 in Lowell, Massachusetts to the late Walter and Eva Morin. He enlisted in the United States Air Force at the age of 18 and made Savannah, Georgia his home. It was here that he met the love of his life, Jenny Reagin. He served 4 years on active duty, then began his career in the 165th Georgia Air National Guard. He retired after 36 years with the rank of Chief Master Sergeant. While ...

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Shirley Purvis Mosely - MAR 27, 2019

Shirley Purvis Mosely

Mrs. Shirley Purvis Mosely went to meet her heavenly father on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Hospice Savannah. Mrs. Mosely was born and raised in Savannah. She was married to Paul Mosely for 65 loving years. She was former president of the Soroptimist Club. She attended Bible Baptist Church, and was a devoted Christian who lived by example.  She was dearly loved by her family and friends. Mrs. Mosely was a vibrant artist and a lover of life. She loved the beach and traveling. Mrs. Mosely assisted her husband in their family business, Paul & Sons Auto Parts for over 30 years. She is preceded ...

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Kathryn "Kitty" Monlux - MAR 27, 2019

Kathryn

Kathryn “Kitty” Monlux (nee Laub) died on March 26, 2019, at the age of 89. She was born on May 19, 1929 in Hackensack, New Jersey, the daughter of Jane (Wyckoff) and Gustav Laub of Larchmont, New York. She graduated from Mamaroneck High School in 1946 and from Finch Junior College in 1949. She married Claude Richard Monlux on August 20, 1949. They resided in Mercer Island, WA for 30 years before retiring to The Landings in 1992. Mrs. Monlux was preceded in death by her husband, parents, daughter Linda Kofsky, sister Margery Bunker, and brother Gustav Laub, Jr. She is survived by her daughters ...

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Alma S. "Betty" Nease - MAR 27, 2019

Alma S.

Alma S. “Betty” Nease, 92, died Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Azalealand Nursing Home.  The native of Savannah was a graduate of Commercial High School and worked in retail until the birth of her son, then became a devoted housewife and mother.  Betty attended Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church.  She and her late husband, Thomas E. Nease were married 61 years. Surviving is her son, Thomas E. Nease, Jr. A graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday, April 1, 2019 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Asbury Memorial United Methodist Church, 10 ...

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Sam Scott - MAR 26, 2019

Sam Scott

Sam Scott, 63, passed away on March 26, 2019. He was a long-time resident of Savannah, Georgia, and worked as a Histologist for over 25 years, most recently employed at Gastroenterology Consultants of Savannah. Sam was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to William Scott, Sr., and Joan Scott (Miller). Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Donna; children Christopher (Lindsay Scott), Diana, and William "Sammy" Scott, III; grandson, Conner Scott. He is also survived by siblings Colleen Forte, Bonnie Scott, Linda Scott, Thomas Scott, and Eric Scott, and several nieces and neph ...

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Marie Powers Brazzeal - MAR 24, 2019

Marie Powers Brazzeal

Marie Powers Brazzeal, 98, died Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Hospice Savannah, Inc.  She was born in Savannah, daughter of Thomas J. and Marie Condon Powers. Marie was a graduate of Savannah High School and Armstrong Junior College.  After graduation, she enlisted in the United States Navy as a WAVE serving as a cartographer while stationed in Norman, Oklahoma.  After receiving an honorable discharge, Marie attended the University of Georgia under the GI bill graduating with a bachelor’s degree in home economics. Marie returned to Savannah and married John J. Brazzeal on April 8, 1950.  She taugh ...

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Myron "Mutt" Gaspin - MAR 24, 2019

Myron

Myron "Mutt" Gaspin passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Memorial University Medical Center.  A Visitation will be held Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks, Islands Chapel.  A private burial will be held at a later date. ...

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William L. Madison - MAR 24, 2019

William L. Madison

William Lawrence Madison passed peacefully at home on March 24, 2019 at the age of 85 after a long illness. Born in Savannah to Percy and Margaret Madison, he attended Charles Ellis School and Savannah High School. He graduated from Southern Technical Institute with a degree in Building and Drafting. He served in the Naval Reserve from high school through college. He is a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Savannah. He married his wife of 64 years, Anne Stripling Madison and worked for over fifty years in residential and commercial drafting and construction. He was dedicated, talen ...

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Lydia Bott Hadwin SEP 23, 1934 - MAR 23, 2019

Lydia Bott Hadwin

Lydia Bott Hadwin passed peacefully into eternal rest on March 23, 2019.  Lydia was born on September 23, 1934 in Fulda, Germany, where she lived until meeting and falling in love with U.S. Air Force Staff Sergeant Arden H. Hadwin who was stationed in Fulda.  After their marriage in 1954 they moved to Savannah, Georgia where she enjoyed a full life with her family and friends. Her family enjoyed her incredible cooking and the many special and delicious meals she prepared, especially her roulade and knodel (German meat rolls and potato dumplings), and beautiful anise cookies at Christmas. Lydia ...

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Marilyn S. Seckinger - MAR 22, 2019

Marilyn S. Seckinger

On Friday, March 22nd, 2019, Marilyn Seckinger, loving wife, mother to 12 children, and grandmother to 6, was called home to be with her Savior at the age of 50. Marilyn was born on November 19, 1968, in Savannah Ga to Thomas and Darinda Sanders. On September 8th, 1984 she married her soulmate, Rowland B. Seckinger. Together they raised their 12 children Rowland T., Timothy, Joel, Samuel, Emmanuel, Dianna, Jonathan, Hannah, Rebekah, Naomi, Alyssa, and Nicholas whom she devoted her entire life. Marilyn had a passion for God’s word, literature and teaching that inspired everyone she met. Through ...

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