Joy Thweatt Kerkhoff JAN 05, 1956 - MAY 18, 2022

Joy Thweatt Kerkhoff

Joy Thweatt Kerkhoff, 66, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  She was born January 5, 1956 in Dayton, Ohio.  She was a proud graduate of Ohio State University, and loved cheering on her beloved Buckeyes.  Joy was a lifelong Methodist.  She attended Grace United Methodist Church in Ohio, White Bluff United Methodist Church in Savannah, and was currently a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Historic Savannah.  She was active in all church’s, singing in the choir, playing in the handbell choir, and helping raise money.  ...

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Thomas Emory Haynes JUL 31, 1957 - MAY 18, 2022

Thomas Emory Haynes

Thomas Emory Haynes, 64, passed away in the comfort of his home on May 18, 2022. Tommy was born in Waycross, GA on July 31, 1957 to Mr. and Mrs. Winifred N. Haynes. They would move to Savannah and later settle on Isle of Hope where Tommy grew up and began cultivating his love for the marsh, rivers, pine trees, and live oaks. In 1975, he graduated from Herschel V. Jenkins High School in Savannah. After high school, he went on to follow in his father’s, Hank Haynes, footsteps. He attended The University of Georgia from 1975-1980 and obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Forestry. Follow ...

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James G. "Jimmy" Neville SEP 05, 1940 - MAY 17, 2022

James G.

James G. "Jimmy" Neville, age 81, died May 17 at Pruitt Health & Rehabilitation.  He was born in Savannah on September 5, 1940 to George Grady and Mamie Hagin Neville.  He was a graduate of Savannah High School.  He was a retired Master Technician for RCA, a member of Bible Baptist Church, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  Following his retirement, he volunteered as a security guard at Calvary Day School, and loved working in his yard and cleaning his pool.   Jimmy loved his wife, loved his children, especially his grandchildren, and also loved the ...

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Tim Conner - MAY 17, 2022

Tim Conner

Tim Conner, 78. passed away Tuesday, May 17, 2022 at his home.  A private graveside service will be held at a later date in Albany, GA.  ...

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James "Jimmy" Burke - MAY 16, 2022


    James Guy Burke, Jr., 86 of Savannah, Ga. was received into Heaven by our Lord on May 16th, 2022 after a short illness. Visitation will be held on Sunday, May 22nd at Saint Michael's Catholic Church on Tybee Island from 6:00 to 7:00 pm with a rosary service at 5:30 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at the Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist on Monday May 23rd at 10:00 am. Graveside service to follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. Please join the family in a celebration of Jimmy's life at the American Legion Tybee Island ,Ga.    Jimmy was pre ...

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Ethan Bland MAR 05, 2004 - MAY 15, 2022

Ethan Bland

Ethan Scott Bland was an incredible son and brother, a diligent student, a strong leader, and a loyal friend.  He went to Heaven to meet His Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on May 15, 2022 at the young age of 18 as a result of injuries sustained as a passenger in a vehicle accident.  Ethan was born on March 5, 2004 in Savannah and was a member of Compassion Christian Church.  He attended St. Andrew’s School beginning in PK-4 and was just a few days away from attending his graduation with a Full IB Diploma and many awards and honors.  He was accepted Early Action to UGA, ...

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Karen Alice Slezenger Anderson - MAY 15, 2022

Karen Alice Slezenger Anderson

Karen Alice Slezenger Anderson, 73, passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Detroit, MI and lived in Savannah since 2016.   She was a wonderful wife, mother and devoted grandmother. Surviving are her husband, Robert Allen Anderson; son, Matthew A. Anderson; daughter and son-in-law, Carrie and Scotty Davis and two grandsons, Colin and Grant.   ...

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Carolyn Rose Oertel OCT 26, 1939 - MAY 15, 2022

Carolyn Rose Oertel

Carolyn Rose Oertel, 82, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, May 15. Carolyn, the daughter of Frank and Evelyn Thompson, was born on October 26, 1939 in Kansas City, Missouri. She graduated from Loretto Heights College in Denver, Colorado.  Carolyn, the anchor of her close-knit family, was a dedicated and loving mother, wife, grandmother, and best friend to many. She always believed in putting her kids, grandchildren and her husband's needs before her own. She loved spending time with her husband and family, whether it be at the Jersey Shore, Lake Michigan or ...

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Jane Wolf Turner Strelow SEP 06, 1931 - MAY 14, 2022

Jane Wolf Turner Strelow

Jane Wolf Turner Strelow, 90, died peacefully on Saturday, May 14, 2022. The lifelong resident of Savannah was born on September 6, 1931. Jane was the only child of the late Allene and John W. Wolf, Jr. She was a 1949 graduate of Savannah High School and a former member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church. Jane attended the University of Kentucky, where she was a member of Chi Omega Fraternity.  Jane’s legacy includes a love for the simple things in life. She was an incredibly devoted mother whose greatest joy was her daughters and her granddogs. She was an ...

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Willa Rushing Hernandez SEP 19, 1943 - MAY 14, 2022

Willa Rushing Hernandez

Willa Rushing Hernandez, 78, died peacefully of a short illness on Saturday, May 14, 2022 with her daughters by her side.  The Savannah native was born on September 19, 1943 to the late Lucile and Willard Rushing. She was a 1961 graduate of H.V. Jenkins High School. In her early career, Willa worked as a secretary and took great pride in winning awards for her typing speed and accuracy. She later went to work for the US Postal Service where she retired as a manager.   Willa was a loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, and friend. She will be dearly missed ...

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George W. Yost, Jr. - MAY 14, 2022

George W. Yost, Jr.

George W Yost Sr. (1930- 2022 age 91) George Yost Sr. passed away peacefully on May 14, 2022, in Savannah Georgia following a 71-year marriage to his childhood sweetheart, Grace Stracuzzi. They were blessed with four children, nine grandchildren, and three great grandchildren. George was an all-conference baseball player at Kent State University where he was a four-year starter with a career batting average of .371. Despite invitations from several major league baseball teams, including the NY Yankees, he chose to be a high-school German and Spanish teacher and dedicate his life to other ...

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Curtis Gene Borrett - MAY 13, 2022

Curtis Gene Borrett

Curtis Gene Borrett passed away Friday, May 13, 2022 at the age of 93. Curtis was born in Mallory Township, Osterdock, Iowa on March 12, 1929 to Howard Leroy and Icie Irene Borrett. His early life was spent growing up with his 3 brothers and 3 sisters in rural Iowa where he attended a one room school house until high school. Upon entering high school, a neighboring county recruited him to play on their baseball team. Being in a different county, they could only do this if they hired him to drive the school bus, and so he did. He remained in contact with his Colesburg high school classmates his ...

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Lana Bonnie Phillips JUN 17, 1943 - MAY 12, 2022

Lana Bonnie Phillips

Lana Bonnie Phillips, 78, died peacefully in the early morning hours of Thursday, May 12, 2022 with her son, Jerald Phillips by her side.  The Tattnall County, GA native lived most of her life in Savannah and Port Wentworth. Bonnie was a humble and warm person; she was deeply devoted to her family. Her most important role in life was as a mother, grandmother, and sister.  Bonnie was predeceased by her husband, Jasper Leander Phillips; parents, Henry Calvin and Vincy Poppell Deal; and eight siblings.  She is survived by her son, Jerald and his wife, Sha ...

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Ned A. Smith - MAY 12, 2022

Ned A. Smith

Ned A Smith, 93, of Savannah, GA, and formerly of Birmingham, MI, died peacefully at his home May 12, 2022. Mr. Smith was born in 1928 in Plymouth, IN, the son of Fayne and Dorothy Smith. He graduated from public school in Plymouth and was an Eagle Scout. Following service in the U.S.Navy at the end of World War II, he graduated with honors from DePauw University and then Northwestern University School of Law where he was an editor of the Law Review and President of Phi Delta Phi. He joined Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI as a staff attorney in 1955. For the next 37 years, he served Ford ...

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William "Bill" Ohlis Plunkett, Jr. SEP 30, 1942 - MAY 12, 2022


William “Bill” Ohlis Plunkett Jr., of Savannah, GA, reached the shores of Heaven on May 12, 2022. Bill was born on September 30, 1942 to the late Roberta Finn Plunkett and William Ohlis Plunkett Sr. His parents were married for 9 years prior to his birth and were overjoyed at the arrival of their first child and only son. Roberta fondly referred to him as her lucky penny. The nickname stuck and to this day family and close friends still refer to him as “Penny” Bill graduated from Savannah High in 1960. Upon graduating high school, he continued his education at Clemso ...

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Kristy Lea Patrick - MAY 11, 2022

Kristy Lea Patrick

Kristy Lea Patrick, 42, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at her home.  She was born February 3, 1980 in Barton, MO.  Kristy has lived in Savannah since she was 17 years old.  She was a huge Green Bay Packers fan, and was considered the “Neighborhood Mom” to many of her children’s friends.  Kristy was an avid volunteer at Gould Elementary School where her children attended.  She loved to cook and enjoyed feeding anyone who would stop by her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Christopher Lowery. Surviving are her three children, Ta ...

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Richard Anchors - MAY 09, 2022

Richard Anchors

Richard Anchors passed away May 9, 2022, after a long battle with cancer. A graduate of Jenkins High School class of 1980, he subsequently attended the University of Georgia and Georgia State earning degrees from both. Although he was never a father, Richard loved children and doted on his nieces and nephews. His other love was animals, rescuing many. His favorite dog of all was the Georgia Bulldog. Richard was preceded by his parents John and Barbara Anchors, and his sister-in-law Brenda Anchors. He is survived by his brother Arthur Anchors; sister Dorothy Usher (Steve) their sons Tom (Jil ...

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Margaret Ogden Hardy - MAY 09, 2022

Margaret Ogden Hardy

Margaret Ogden Hardy, 74, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2022 at Thrive on Skidaway. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced.   ...

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Emil Nathaniel Kemp MAY 28, 1957 - MAY 09, 2022

Emil Nathaniel Kemp

Emil Nathaniel Kemp, “Stoney”, was born on May 28, 1957 in Washington D.C., but was raised in Savannah, Georgia in the historic Sandfly Community by his parents, the late Laversa and Louis O’Neal. Stoney received his early childhood and middle school education in the segregated Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah in the early to late 1960s to the 1970s.  He would later attend and graduate from Benedictine Military School in 1975.  Here, Stoney was a member of the Cadet Football and Basketball teams. After graduating from Benedictine, Stoney attended the th ...

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Sean Charles Adams JUL 15, 1994 - MAY 07, 2022

Sean Charles Adams

Sean Charles Adams went to be with our Lord on May 7, 2022.  In his short life, he touched so many lives and was much loved.  He will always be remembered for his love of family and for being a good friend to his many friends.    Sean was born in Savannah, GA and was the only son of Charles and Dawn Adams.  He gave his life to Christ, his Lord and Savior and had been a member of Compassion Church his entire life.  He loved being outdoors and active.  As a boy, he played soccer, basketball and baseball and later played football at Calvary Day School in high ...

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Charles Jerry Burgio, III SEP 19, 1957 - MAY 06, 2022

Charles Jerry Burgio, III

Charles Jerry Burgio III was born in Buffalo, New York to Charles Burgio Jr, and Arlene Terrano and was the oldest of five children.  He spent his younger years in Rochester, New York and then relocated to California where he spent most of his teenage years, and graduated from Westmont High School in Campbell.  It was during his high school days where Chuck met the love his life, Colleen, at a local church, and began to build numerous friendships that would last a lifetime.  Chuck and Colleen eventually married and were blessed with 33 wonderful years of marriage.  These ye ...

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Joseph Patrick Moore JAN 01, 1960 - MAY 05, 2022

Joseph Patrick Moore

Joseph Patrick Moore, a lifelong resident of Savannah, GA, successful businessman, and beloved husband and father, died suddenly in a boating accident on May 5, 2022 near Wilmington Island. He was 62. Born January 1, 1960, he was the sixth of seven children of his late parents, Clayton Moore and Jane Redmond Moore. He grew up amongst many lifelong friends in the Fernwood neighborhood of Savannah, attending Nativity of Our Lord Catholic School and then graduating from Benedictine Military School in 1978 where he was a letterman in football. Joe also received his business degree from Savannah ...

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Jack Morton MAY 01, 1932 - MAY 05, 2022

Jack Morton

Mr. Jack Morton, 90, of Savannah, GA, passed away peacefully on Thursday May 5, 2022. Born in Albemarle, NC, he is the son of the late Claude Bryan and Bethie Almond Morton.  Jack graduated from Albemarle High School and attended Duke University, earning a degree in economics.  Jack served two years in the US Army at Fort Hood Texas, in the 4th Armored Division / 144th Army Signal Company before returning to North Carolina to attend Wake Forest.  As he began attending Wake Forest School of Law, he married Jerrie Sue Moffitt of Asheboro, North Carolina.  Taking a job with ...

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Joyce Faye Young-Riggs - MAY 04, 2022

Joyce Faye Young-Riggs

Joyce Faye Jefferson Young-Riggs December 21, 1928 - May 5, 2022 Faye was born in Lowndes County, Georgia in 1928 to parents Earl Ray Jefferson and Johnnie Dell Jefferson. She was one of four, having an older brother Earl, and sisters Pauline and Virginia.  After high school, Faye went to secretary school in Atlanta where she met her beloved husband Sam. They were married in 1951 and had three children: Susan, Sammy, and Stephen. They loved camping, going on road trips, and simply spending time together. Faye was a member of Wilmington Island United Methodist Church where she ...

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Neill Graham Stevens, III MAR 06, 1941 - MAY 03, 2022

Neill Graham Stevens, III

Neill Graham Stevens, III, Loving father, devoted husband, successful businessman, died Tuesday, May 3, 2022 of Multiple Myeloma, surrounded by family, peacefully at home. A native Alabamian, Neill was born March 6, 1941 in Birmingham, AL to Neill G. Stevens, Jr. and Helen Freeman Stevens.  A graduate of Bessemer (AL) High School, Livingston University.  In his senior year at LU, he was named Who’s Who in American Colleges & Universities.  Neill was a U.S. Navy Veteran, having served on the aircraft carrier, USS Oriskany, CVA-34 in the South China Sea from 1960 to 1 ...

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Susan Sawyer Purvee NOV 05, 1942 - MAY 03, 2022

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Louis Carson Boyd - MAY 03, 2022

Louis Carson Boyd

We lost Lou May 3rd after a short illness.  Lou was born August 29, 1944 to Penn and Anna Boyd in Statesboro, GA, both now deceased.  He had two sisters, Charlotte Marsh (Bobby), and Penny Rhines (Clyde, also deceased).  He was their baby brother that hung the moon.  The family moved to Isle of Hope and opened a grocery store.  Lou roamed the island with friend and his pet monkey very freely in those days.  He attended Savannah High School and starred as their quarterback in football.  He joined the Air Force and served four years.  He returned home a ...

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Francis (Barry) Lubeck - MAY 03, 2022

Francis (Barry) Lubeck

Francis “Barry” Lubeck died on May 3rd, 2022 at 87 years old. Barry was born in Chicago, IL  to the late Dorothy Kelly and Roy Carlson Lubeck. He spent his youth in West Palm Beach, FL, where he attended St. Ann’s School and met some of his best and lifelong friends. He graduated from Florida State University in 1958 with a B.S. degree in Personnel Management and Economics. Barry served 8 years in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He started working as a paperboy when he was eight years old and completed his last job this February. His work ethic brought him great joy ...

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Robert F. (Bob) Vollack - MAY 03, 2022

Robert F. (Bob) Vollack

Robert F. (Bob) Vollack, born in Hackensack, New Jersey, passed away in Savannah, Georgia on May 3, 2022 at the age of 94 following a prolonged battle with dementia. He was predeceased by his parents Ferdinand and Pauline Vollack and his beloved daughter, Paula Vollack Holliday. Bob leaves behind his wife Carol; daughters Donna, Lisa, and Krista; grandchildren Lauren, Mary Ann, James, John, Annika and Kyle; and great-grandchildren Haley, Holly, Hadley, Harper, James, Cecilia, and Marley. Bob graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy (USMMA) in Kings Point, New York in 1949, w ...

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Harold F. Cannon - MAY 02, 2022

Harold F. Cannon

Harold Finley Cannon, 91, of Bloomingdale, GA, passed away Monday, May 2, 2022 at Candler Hospital.  He was born December 3, 1930 in Doerun, GA to the late Robert B. and Ethel Tumblin Cannon.  Harold retired from the U.S. Air Force where he was a boom operator, and also retired from Gulfstream Aerospace as a FAA Coordinator.  He was of the Baptist faith.     In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucille Cannon, his son, William “Billy” Cannon, and his daughter, Susan Annette Cannon.   He is survived by ...

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Betty Joy McGee Heitmann - MAY 02, 2022

Betty Joy McGee Heitmann

Betty Joy McGee Heitmann December 30, 1944 –May 2, 2022 Joy Heitmann, beloved wife and mother, died peacefully at home with her loved ones by her side on May 2, 2022, after a short but aggressive battle with cancer.  Joy was born in Enid, Oklahoma, on December 30, 1944, to Betty Jane and Norman Addison McGee, who was serving in the Air Force.  On this day many are grieving her loss; her three siblings, John Heitmann, her husband of 55 years, daughter Kathryn, and longtime friends and caregiver, Janet Riley Clifton and Beth Maina.  After WWII the McGee family moved ...

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James A. Smith - MAY 01, 2022

James A. Smith

James A. Smith, 85, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at his residence.  He was born in Savannah, son of Hoke and Beryl Bostwick Smith.  Mr. Smith was a graduate of Commercial High School and a veteran of the United States Air Force serving during the Korean Conflict.  After the war, he joined Western Electric and retired from AT&T after many years of service..  Mr. Smith was an avid golfer, an assist pro at Savannah Country Club and was a Caddy for Gene Sauers. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Paulina E. Smith of Tybee Island; two sisters, Suzanne and Tinka o ...

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Stanley Eugene Strickland MAR 29, 1944 - MAY 01, 2022

Stanley Eugene Strickland

Stanley Eugene Strickland, passed away peacefully at home after a short illness on Sunday May 1, with his loving family by his side.  Born March 29, 1944 to Otis and Emily Wright Strickland in Woodbine, Georgia, Stan grew up in the family grocery business and developed an incredible and caring work ethic that defined his successful business life as founder of River Street Sweets with his children, Tim and Jennifer, and later, Savannah’s Candy Kitchen with his loving wife, Tonya Strickland, and their son Rhett. Together they built a Southern Candy empire that has spread throughout ...

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Martha Elizabeth Furtado MAY 24, 1939 - MAY 01, 2022

Martha Elizabeth Furtado

Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Furtado, age 82, passed away quietly Sunday May 1, 2022 at the Southeast Georgia Regional Health System in Brunswick, GA after an extended period of health issues. Martha was born May 24, 1939 in Savannah, GA to William Gardner Perry and Helen Ruth Williams Perry. She met Daniel C. Furtado who was stationed at Hunter Army/Air Force Airfield in 1954 and they soon married and began the Journey of Life together. They had the adventure of living in various locations while Dan was stationed in Savannah, GA, Vacaville, CA (Travis Air Force Base), Bangor, ME (Dow Air Force Ba ...

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Bobbie Vance Henderson MAY 13, 1930 - APR 30, 2022

Bobbie Vance Henderson

SAVANNAH - Bobbie Vance Henderson, 92, died peacefully on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Bobbie was born on May 13, 1930 in Buford, GA to the late Robert G. and Mamie Neil Elam Vance.  The family moved to Gainesville, GA in 1946 where she graduated from Gainesville High School in 1947.  Bobbie attended GSCW (GA State College for Women) in Milledgeville and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1951 where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority. Bobbie taught school in Atlanta, Moultrie, and Savannah. She was a member of Independent Presbyterian Church for over 60 years and a memb ...

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Daniel Joseph (Danny/Doc) O'Connor, III DEC 16, 1953 - APR 30, 2022

Daniel Joseph (Danny/Doc) O'Connor, III

It's with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Danny/Doc O'Connor on April 30th at Memorial Medical Center with his loving family at his side. Danny was born December 16th, 1953, at St. Joseph's Hospital and as a young child grew up in Pinckney Colony, Bluffton SC. The family soon moved to 48th Street in Savannah where lifelong friendships were formed, and many memories made. Danny graduated from Blessed Sacrament School in 1967 and Benedictine Military School in 1971. He attended the University of Georgia for a short period and continued on, ...

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Giorgio Magliulo JAN 12, 1942 - APR 29, 2022

Giorgio Magliulo

Giorgio Magliulo, 80, of Savannah, GA passed away on April 29, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.  Giorgio was born on January 12, 1942 in Pola, Italy to his parents, Salvatore and Liliana Magliulo. Giorgio graduated as a naval officer from the Italian Naval Academy where he also earned his doctorate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture. Giorgio served in the Italian Navy as a submarine chief engineer.  Upon retirement from the Italian Navy, Giorgio continued to cultivate his passion for ships and submarines by working in the shipbuilding industry in Italy a ...

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Shirley Cowart Kelley APR 13, 1935 - APR 29, 2022

Shirley Cowart Kelley

Shirley Cowart Kelley, of Savannah, GA, passed away peacefully at home with family by her side, under the care of Hospice of Savannah on April 29, 2022. Shirley was born on April 16, 1935 in Savannah, Ga, the daughter of Pearson Cowart and Marion Sharpley Cowart. She was raised in Savannah, GA. She graduated from Savannah High School and Armstrong.   Shirley became a dedicated wife and exemplary mother.  She worked for New York Life for 35 years.  She loved to dance and was active in the Savannah Shag Club. She was a dedicated Happy Geechee, an avid boater and crabber, a ...

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Marie Winters APR 11, 1923 - APR 29, 2022

Marie Winters

Marie Winters, age 99, died April 28 2022. Marie was a native and lifelong resident of Savannah. She retired from Weis Theatre after fifty years of service. Marie attended Asbury Memorial Church.  Marie was a hard worker and very dedicated to everything she accomplished in life. She loved buying property in downtown Savannah, playing the stock market, and buying antiques and art work with her beloved friend, Lillian Lindsay. Marie was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed.  Surviving are Marie's cousins, Cindy Rahn and Cassidy Rahn, both of Sa ...

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Angel Gabriel Carino Garcia NOV 21, 1948 - APR 29, 2022

Angel Gabriel Carino Garcia

Angel Gabriel Carino Garcia, Vitin to family and close friends, was born in Fajardo, Puerto Rico on November 21, 1948. Vitin moved to New York City in the early 1970s. In the late 1970s, he moved to Savannah, GA.  Vitin worked hard, including at a number of odd jobs, meeting many local residents with whom he established life-long friendships.  Not long after arriving in Savannah, he obtained employment with Chatham County, where he worked until his retirement in 2009. In 1983 he married Pamela Lynn Sauls, which whom he fathered two children, Elizabeth and Sergio. Pam passe ...

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Christopher (Chris) Robert Pelham MAR 14, 1987 - APR 29, 2022

Christopher (Chris) Robert Pelham

Please click here to view the livestream of Chris's service. Livestream will be available at 1:30pm on Thursday, May 5, 2022. Christopher “Chris” Robert Pelham, age 35, left this earth to enter into the eternal joy of Heaven on Friday, April 29, 2022. Chris was the son of Rev. Mike and Brenda Pelham of Johnson City, Tennessee. He was the brother of Ryan Pelham and fiancé’ Patricia Boles of Nashville,Tennessee and also the brother of Adam Pelham of Denver, Colorado. Chris was making plans to soon be married to Jenny Alvarez of Aruba. He was preceded ...

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Marian Anderson Keen - APR 26, 2022

Marian Anderson Keen

Marian Anderson Keen, 82, passed away Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at Memorial Health.  She was born September 22, 1939 in Claxton, GA to the late Rufus and Molly Mosley Anderson.  Mrs. Keen retired from Mills Contracting as the office manager, and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband Victor Donald Keen. Surviving are her son, Randall Lindler (Maribeth) of Pooler, her daughter, Cecile Friend (Kenny) of Savannah, four grandchildren, Alex Whitaker, Ryan Claus, Rich Rappa, and Ryan Rappa, as well as several great-grandchildren.  A ...

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Frank Hamlin McNeal, Jr. OCT 17, 1952 - APR 26, 2022

Frank Hamlin McNeal, Jr.

Frank Hamlin McNeal, Jr., 69, of Savannah, died on Tuesday, April 26, 2022. Frank was born on October 17, 1952, to Jane Bulcken King and Frank Hamlin McNeal at Telfair Hospital in Savannah.  He graduated from The Country Day School, and attended The University of Virginia. He graduated from The University of Georgia.  He was a master carpenter and refurbished many homes in the Historic District as well as homes and buildings in other areas of the city. He was a member of Christ Church Anglican for 37 years, serving as vestry Senior warden twice.  He had a servant’s hear ...

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Gerald Edwin Griffin FEB 23, 1958 - APR 26, 2022

Gerald Edwin Griffin

Mr. Gerald Edwin Griffin, age 64, died April 26.  The Savannah native was a retired painting contractor. Survived by daughter, Holly Milbrandt; son, Jeremy Griffin; step-daughter, Tonya Craig; and others. Memorial visitation: 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Friday, April 29 at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel. ...

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Franklin Reed Dulany, Jr. JAN 05, 1931 - APR 26, 2022

Franklin Reed Dulany, Jr.

Franklin Reed Dulany, Jr., 91, of Savannah, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, April 26th, 2022 with his wife and caregivers at his side. Reed was born on January 5, 1931 to Mary Lois Howard Dulany and Franklin Reed Dulany at Telfair Hospital in Savannah. He attended Charles Ellis Elementary and Richard Arnold Middle schools. He graduated high school from The Choate School in Wallingford, CT. and went on to attend The Citadel in Charleston, SC, graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1953. Reed was a First Lieutenant in the Army during the Korean War. When he returned to S ...

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Lois Gray Martin JAN 19, 1928 - APR 26, 2022

Lois Gray Martin

Lois Gray Martin, 94, passed away peacefully on April 26, 2022 in Savannah, Ga.   She was born in Grand Junction, Colorado on January 19, 1928 to the late Claude and Mae Gray.  She was the last surviving sibling of 13, including her own twin, Lewis. Lois was married to the late George Edward Williams.  Affectionately known as Mema, her grandchildren were her pride and joy.  She enjoyed cooking for them and all of their friends.  Lois was a strong Christian woman who read her bible faithfully.  She was certainly loved by all. Lois is survived by her son, ...

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Patrick Joseph O’Connor, Sr. JUN 21, 1956 - APR 25, 2022

Patrick Joseph O’Connor, Sr.

Patrick Joseph O’Connor Sr. died peacefully at home surrounded by family on April 25, 2022. Patrick “Pat” was born on June 21,1956 in Pinckney Colony, SC to Daniel Joseph and Genevieve Pinckney O’Connor. Pat was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Christina and Ellen, and precious grandson, Patrick Joseph “Pate” O’Connor, III. Pat was a proud graduate of Benedictine Military Academy class of 1974. He was a licensed electrician, a proud member of the IBEW and owner of O’Connor Electric. He was a member of The Hibernian Society of Savan ...

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Sarah Kilpatrick Kent - APR 24, 2022

Sarah Kilpatrick Kent

Sarah Kilpatrick Kent, 85, passed away Sunday, April 24, 2022 at Select Specialty Hospital in Savannah.  She was born January 1, 1937 in Savannah to the late Lester Shaw Kilpatrick and Helen Passmore Kilpatrick.  In the late 1950’s Sarah was in the Miss Savannah Pageant, where she awarded Miss Congeniality.  She retired as a Loan Officer after many years of service at numerous banks in Savannah and Florida.  She was a member of Temple Mickve Israel. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Lt. J.G. Lester Ray Kilpatrick and his wife, Ca ...

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Mark Hampton Snow SEP 21, 1957 - APR 24, 2022

Mark Hampton Snow

Mark Hampton Snow, 64, passed away peacefully on April 24th, 2022 in his cherished city of Savannah, Georgia of which he called home for over 30 years. Mark was born in Albany, Georgia on September 21st,1957 to the late Dorothy Belle Snow & James Hampton Snow. He is preceded in death by his sweet sister whom he loved dearly, Pamela Mallo. Mark was a proud graduate of The Georgia Institute of Technology where he was led to a career in mechanical engineering. A cherished father, spouse, son, brother & friend to many all over the world, Mark was widely known for his infectious grin, ...

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Hugh G. Mahany SEP 27, 1942 - APR 23, 2022

Hugh G. Mahany

To view a live stream of the service, please click this link. Hugh G. Mahany, 79, passed away peacefully with his devoted wife, Jill, by his side following a long illness. Hugh was born September 27, 1942 to the late Daniel J. Mahany and Mary Louise Huggins. Hugh was a native of Tybee Island where he grew up, attending St. Michael’s School and later returned as a full-time resident. Hugh spent his career in building construction and founded the Mahany Construction Co. in 1985 with his long-time business partner and dear friend, Vincent J. Ferraro, III. Thoughout his many years ...

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Marylyn U. Hiett - APR 23, 2022

Marylyn U. Hiett

Marylyn Joyce (Urbantke) Hiett, 87, died on April 23, 2022 under the care of Hospice Savannah at The Oaks at Pooler. Marylyn was born in Killeen, TX on October 5, 1934. Her childhood was spent in Copperas Cove, TX where she excelled in English and Math, played on the Varsity basketball and softball teams, and graduated as valedictorian of her high school class.  Shortly after graduation, Marylyn married Kenneth W. Hiett (Master Sergeant, U.S. Army – preceded in death after 52 years of marriage, 2006) and moved to Savannah, GA.  Marylyn enjoyed a long career at the Georgia Air N ...

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Audrey Smith Godfrey - APR 23, 2022

Audrey Smith Godfrey

Audrey Smith Godfrey, 96, passed away Saturday, April 23, 2022 at Buckingham South.  She was born April 27, 1925 in Gray, South Carolina to the late Urban Leonard Smith and Willie Mae Peeples Smith. Mrs. Godfrey worked in the family business of Godfrey Heating & Air, and was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church.  She lived her life with unwavering faith and grace that inspired all who loved her.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William Luden Godfrey, her son, Donald Ellsworth Godfrey, and Audrey her daughter and son-in-law, Audrey P ...

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Mary Ann K. Burch FEB 11, 1955 - APR 21, 2022

Mary Ann K. Burch

Mary Ann K. Burch (67) born February 11, 1955 passed away April 21, 2022 surrounded by her family and friends at Hospice of Savannah. She was a baptized Catholic and received the last rites of the church on the morning of her death. Mary attended grade school and high school in Savannah, Ga. She loved to spend time at the beach or trips away with her husband. She loved to shop and was an avid collector of angel figurines. Although Mary was born in Savannah, Ga, she lived many years in Augusta, Ga where she and her husband enjoyed an active social life with great friends. In 2011, Mary lost her ...

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Ann Ross Reeves Lott - APR 20, 2022

Ann Ross Reeves Lott

Ann Ross Reeves Lott passed away on April 20, 2022 at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia just shy of her 94th birthday. She was born at Kings Daughter's Hospital in Greenwood, Mississippi on May 29, 1928 to Wade Harper Reeves and Gladys Gregg Ross Reeves. She was married to the Reverend William (Bill) Robert Lott, Jr. on December 21, 1948. Ann Ross graduated from Greenwood High School in 1946. She played clarinet in the GHS band and was a member of the Glee Club. She continued singing in the Glee Club at Mississippi State College for Women (now MUW) and in the United Method ...

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Michael R. Feltovic FEB 16, 1960 - APR 19, 2022

Michael R. Feltovic

Michael Robert “Mickey” Feltovic, III, passed away April 19, 2022 at the age of 62.  He was born February 20, 1960 in Thunderbolt, GA.  He attended grammar school at Nativity of our Lord Catholic School, and graduated from Sol C. Johnson High School in 1978.  Mickey played Little League Baseball and High School Baseball.  He was a Boy Scout with Troup 115.  He was a communicant of Nativity of our Lord Catholic Church and served as an Altar Server. Mickey won a Sharp Shooter medal on the rifle team in high school.  He was an award winning car salesma ...

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Joseph Warren Graham JUN 11, 1942 - APR 18, 2022

Joseph Warren Graham

Warren passed away on April 17, 2022. He grew up in Newington, Georgia with his parents and brother, Billy. Billy described him as the best brother ever. He moved to Savannah as an adult where he developed life long friendships, with many people while still maintaining his childhood relations. Warren was the most loyal friend you could have. More than that, his family was his world. A devoted husband, an amazing father. He adored his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved nothing more than spending time with his family, as long as it was after his tee time. As everyone knows, Warren w ...

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Judith (Judy) Sutter Hinrichs-Meckfessel - APR 17, 2022

Judith (Judy) Sutter Hinrichs-Meckfessel

Judith (Judy) Sutter Hinrichs-Meckfessel died peacefully on April 16, 2022, at the age of 79, surrounded by her sons, Christian and Bill Hinrichs.  Judy was the youngest child of Dr. Richard and Elizabeth Sutter and grew up in University City (St. Louis, MO) with her siblings, Jane and John Sutter. She graduated from John Burroughs School and earned a Bachelor's degree in Art History from Washington University, where she was a member of the Delta Gamma Sorority. Judy was predeceased by her husband of nineteen years, Richard Meckfessel.  She is survived by her sons Christian Hi ...

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John Edward Gray, IV DEC 04, 2021 - APR 17, 2022

John Edward Gray, IV

John Edward Gray IV, was born into this world on December 4, 2021, and lifted up into heaven on April 17, 2022. He is the son of Elisabeth Marie Gray (South) and John Edward Gray III.  Though he was small, he was mighty. He was young and he was always happy. He loved cuddling in the arms of his mother and father, and loved laughing and smiling at his sister, grandparents, aunts, and uncle.  He is survived by his older sister, Kairi Katherine Gray; his paternal Grandparents, Tam and John Gray; his maternal grandparents, Lori and Paul South; his Uncle, Michael ...

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Dorothy "Dot" Petway Turner JUN 25, 1940 - APR 16, 2022


Dorothy “Dot” Petway Turner, 81, passed away April 16, 2022 after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was born in Savannah, Georgia on June 25, 1940, the middle daughter of the late Frank and Sarah Petway. Dot grew up in Savannah and attended Savannah High but following a move to Memphis as a teenager, she graduated from East Memphis High School in 1958. After moving back to her beloved Savannah several years later, she married and started a family. Dot, along with her former husband, owned the Best Laundry and Cleaners in Savannah for many years. After retiring ...

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Louis C. Law JUN 11, 1932 - APR 16, 2022

Louis C. Law

Louis C. Law, of Savannah, GA passed away peacefully on April 16, 2022 after a short illness.  Louis was 89 years old.  Louis is preceded in death by his wife, Charlene Law, who was the love of his life along with his parents Brevard and Anna Law of Savannah, GA.  Louis is survived by his siblings, Brevard Law, Louise Craft (Carl), and Carolyn Waters (Norm), along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.  Louis proudly served in the military.  He was stationed across the country and in Korea.  Later in life, he and Charlene enjoyed attending reu ...

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Pete Liakakis JAN 09, 1932 - APR 14, 2022

Pete Liakakis

Peter (“Pete”) Antonio Liakakis left for his last “important” meeting on April 14, 2022 while surrounded by family at home.  He was born in Savannah, Georgia on January 9, 1932 to Antonio Peter Liakakis and Despena Skelichi Liakakis.  He was a lifetime member of St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church where he also served as past president. After graduating from Savannah High School, Pete enlisted in the United States Air Force where he trained in Communications. He also worked covertly as an intelligence officer and was a trained bomb disposal expert. Followin ...

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Thomas D. Lanahan SEP 20, 1940 - APR 14, 2022

Thomas D. Lanahan

Thomas D. Lanahan moved on from this life on April 14, 2022. He was born September 20, 1940 in Queens, NY. His Family moved to Cedar Grove, NJ where he spent his teen years. He attended Bloomfield High School, where he met his wife, Peggy (O’Donnell) After they were married in 1961 he worked as a printing pressman for the Newark Star Ledger while attending Newark State College (now known as Kean University). Tom was a middle school science teacher before establishing his own insurance agency. Tom and Peggy began raising their family in Denville, NJ, later moving to Mt. Lakes, NJ, and eve ...

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Martha Hutson Wise MAR 23, 1932 - APR 13, 2022

Martha Hutson Wise

Martha Hutson Wise, 90, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at Memorial Health University Medical Center. The Savannah native was born on March 23, 1932 to the late Ethel Beach and George Washington Hutson. Music was a part of Martha’s daily life until her death.  She had a passion for playing the piano. As a teenager, Martha was a pianist for Rev. C.M. Butler at Savannah’s Holy Church of God. She was also a member of Rev. Butler’s quartet that played during his Sunday morning radio broadcast and later played at Abundant Life Church in Hardeeville, SC. Martha ...

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Dorothy Ann Nicholson - APR 12, 2022

Dorothy Ann Nicholson

Dorothy Ann Nicholson, formerly of Upper Saddle River, NJ died April 12, 2022, at Spanish Oaks Retreat, Savannah. She was 94 years old. Dorothy and her husband Paul G. Nicholson moved to The Landings, Savannah in 1993 and enjoyed a long, active, and happy retirement there. In 2007 her beloved husband passed away and shortly thereafter, Dorothy found her new home at The Marshes, a community of friends and staff she treasured. Dorothy is survived by her three daughters, Maura Nicholson deVisscher of Norwalk, CT, Tara Nicholson Olson (William Dunkak) of Rowayton, CT, and Ann Nicholson Brown ...

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Betty T. Bazemore - APR 12, 2022

Betty T. Bazemore

Betty Thomas Bazemore, 88, passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2022 at Azalealand Nursing Home.  She was born November 17, 1933 in Bacon County, GA to the late James and Nancy Thomas.  Mrs. Bazemore retired from Ferrell Gas Company after more than 40 years of service.  She was a faithful member of Immanuel Baptist Church for 62 years, where she always enjoyed spending time with her church family.  Mrs. Bazemore volunteered at the Savannah Baptist Center, and was an avid walker in the Avondale neighborhood.     She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Ru ...

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Herbert Delan Davis - APR 12, 2022

Herbert Delan Davis

Herbert D. Davis, 81, passed away at home on Tuesday, April 12, 2022, surrounded by his family. Herbert was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia and returned to Savannah in 1972 with his wife Margaret to live and raise their two children.  Herbert was an Ironworker/Welder for the majority of his life after his service in the Airforce. He was a self-taught computer technician and used his computer knowledge to repair his family and friend’s computers numerous times, as it became a hobby of his. Herbert received awards in 2002 from the Department of the Army for his technical servi ...

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Jerry Lewis Miller - APR 12, 2022

Jerry Lewis Miller

Jerry Lewis Miller died on April 12, 2022 of cardiac arrest.  He and his wife, Margaret Johnson Miller were married for 43 years.  He was born in Cairo, Georgia on August 24, 1943 to Hazel Muggridge Miller and John Dennard Miller.  He grew up in Tennille, Georgia where he enjoyed riding his horse, swimming in the kaolin pits and searching the limestone caves for shark’s teeth and treasures. He graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in architecture.  Upon graduation in 1967 he served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War includi ...

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Francis R. King OCT 25, 1932 - APR 11, 2022

Francis R. King

Francis R. “Freddie” King, died peacefully on Monday, April 11, 2022. Freddie was born in Boston, MA on October 25, 1932 to the late Eugene and Margaret Carroll King. He was a longtime resident of Savannah and a graduate of Armstrong State College. Freddie owned and operated Coastal Electronics for more than 40 years before retiring. He was proud U.S. Air Force veteran who heroically served in the Korean conflict. Freddie attended St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church where he volunteered as an usher.  Freddie leaves behind his loving wife, Josephine King; daughter, K ...

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William Waldo Bradley FEB 06, 1934 - APR 11, 2022

William Waldo Bradley

William Waldo Bradley died April 11, 2022 at home at the age of 88.  Born February 6, 1934 at the Old Telfair Hospital, he was the son of Waldo Bradley and Helen McNatt Bradley.  He graduated from Savannah High School in 1952 and the University of Georgia in 1956 where he received a BBA.  While at UGA he was a member of Kappa Alpha Order. He served two years in the United States Army rising to the rank of First Lieutenant, and served a number of years in the U.S. Army Reserves. While on active duty he served in Army Intelligence at the Pentagon working “Behind the Green ...

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Annetta Duckworth Ciarletta - APR 11, 2022

Annetta Duckworth Ciarletta

Annetta Duckworth Ciarletta, 86, passed away on April 11,2022 at Spanish Oaks Retreat after a sixteen year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born October 30, 1935 in Ashley County, Arkansas to Kenneth I and Stella E Duckworth. Annetta was a graduate of the University of Arkansas at Monticello where she was a cheerleader and earned a degree in Early Childhood Education. While at the university she met her husband Louis C Ciarletta a star football player and the two married. Annetta taught school for several years but soon gave up her career as an educator to raise a family an ...

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Dana Simone Kleiner Wiggins JAN 04, 1960 - APR 10, 2022

Dana Simone Kleiner Wiggins

Simone K. Wiggins peacefully transitioned from her earthly home into the home of our Heavenly Father on April 10th, 2022 after a prolong illness at the age of 62.  Simone was born in Savannah, GA and graduated from Beach High School.  She was preceded in death by her son, Alex Wiggins and her parents, Martin and Delores Kleiner. Simone is survived by her husband of 29 years, William Wiggins; son, George Wiggins; step-daughter, Jo Marie Rackliff and husband, Todd Rackliff; step-daughter, Vickie Leonard and husband, Michael Leonard; step-grandson, Taylor Leonard; sisters, Myron Wils ...

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William Kinell Grant Sr. - APR 09, 2022

William Kinell Grant Sr.

William Kinell Grant Sr., age 79, died April 9, 2022. He was born in Houston, Texas, the son of Jack Kinell and Nancy Grant. He was raised by his Dad, Bill Grant. He grew up in Elyria, Ohio where he met the love of his life, Carolyn Sue Johnston. They were married on September 7, 1963. Bill and Carolyn had four children, Julia, Deborah, William Jr and Cherolyn. Ania was added to their loving family in 1983. Bill attended Carnegie Mellon University where he became a Metallurgical Engineer. He began his career at Abex Corporation in Elyria, Ohio. He then ventured off to Meadville, PA (Abex), ...

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Bert Oliver McCabe Peterson - APR 09, 2022

Bert Oliver McCabe Peterson

Bert Oliver McCabe Peterson, age 73, of Anderson, SC, passed away Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Rainey Hospice House. Born November 5, 1948, in Savannah, GA, she was the daughter of the late Jack Howard Oliver and Marion Judkins Oliver. Bert was a 1966 graduate of Jenkins High School and received a bachelor’s of education degree from Columbia College. A lifelong educator, Bert’s passion in life was her 30 plus year teaching career. She enjoyed dancing, sports, and beach music. She was a loving mother and grandmother who cherished spending time with her grandchildren. She will b ...

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Lucille L. Downs OCT 14, 1931 - APR 09, 2022

Lucille L. Downs

Lucille L. Downs, 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday April 9, 2022 at her home on Skidaway Island. She graduated from Beaver College (now Arcadia University) in 1952 and was an elementary school teacher for 34 years; 30 years in New Providence, NJ. In 1989 she was recognized by then Governor Thomas Kean receiving the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Teacher. She and her husband, Harry, retired to The Landings on Skidaway Island in 1991 where she became an active member of Saint Peter’s Church and The Landings community. She loved to golf, travel, summers at the beach in Mantolo ...

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Joost Arie Gompels MAR 15, 1927 - APR 08, 2022

Joost Arie Gompels

Joost Arie Gompels passed away on April 8, 2022 at 95 years of age. Born on March 15, 1927 to Meyer and Adele Gompels in Cape Town, South Africa, he studied Chemical Engineering in Johannesburg at University of the Witwatersrand and later Law and Economics.  His career started as a Chemist at the African Explosives and Chemical Industries Ltd.  In 1951, he moved to the United Kingdom to follow his passions: a fellow South African and future wife of 55 years, Annette Hamlyn Harding; cars, and chemical engineering. Initially a test driver for Aston Martin and restoring a Lagonda aut ...

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John Wesley Malone OCT 17, 1941 - APR 08, 2022

John Wesley Malone

Mr. John W. Malone, age 80 passed away at home in Savannah, GA on April 8, 2022.  John was born in Benton, Arkansas to the late Archie Harris and Annie Sanders Malone. He served two tours in the U.S. Army.  He was a guitar player and singer in a band in his younger years. He retired after 30 years with the Corp of Engineers working on the Atlantic and Gulf coast. He began on the Corp dredge “Henry Bacon” then became Master of the Corp drill barge, finishing his career there as Quality Assurance Inspector. He then worked at EMC Engineering as a boat captain. He ...

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Jesse J. Williams, III SEP 06, 1970 - APR 07, 2022

Jesse J. Williams, III

Click here to view Jesse's service (the livestream link will be available at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, 2022). Jesse J. Williams, III,  51, died unexpectedly on Thursday, April 7, 2022 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, FL. Although born in Newark, NJ on September 6, 1970, Jesse was a Pennsylvanian through and through. Jesse’s adopted parents, Charlotte and Jessie J. Williams, Jr. resided in Pennsylvania as they anxiously awaited their bundle of joy.  Jesse’s early education was at Newtown Friends School, a private educational institution ...

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Catherine A. Zupfer MAR 06, 1928 - APR 07, 2022

Catherine A. Zupfer

Catherine A. Zupfer, 94, died of natural causes, Thursday, April 7, 2022, at Candler Hospital in Savannah, GA. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, James N. Zupfer. She was born in Queens NY, lived on Long Island, and moved with her husband and children to Savannah over 50 years ago when Northrup Grumman (now Gulf Stream) aircraft factory was relocated to Savannah. Catherine was a communicant of Corpus Christi Catholic Church where she was instrumental in the rebuilding of the church's new sanctuary. She was an avid card player, and greatly enjoyed playing bridge with her ...

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Joan Ann Valoze - APR 06, 2022

Joan Ann Valoze

Joan Ann Valoze, 79, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 in Savannah, Georgia.  She was born in Canastota, New York daughter of Louis F. and Katherine Boylan Musacchio.  After graduating from Canastota High School in New York, Joan attended the State University of New York at Potsdam and graduated with a degree in education.  Joan taught elementary school in the New York Public School System for four decades and retired from Maplewood School in Watervliet, New York. Joan was a devout Catholic and was a member of the parish at Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Latham ...

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Virginia Brown Shore JUN 21, 1943 - APR 06, 2022

Virginia Brown Shore

Virginia Brown Shore, 78, passed away April 6'', 2022. Ginger was born in Winchester, Tennessee in1943. She was the daughter of Parker and Virginia Yearwood. Ginger moved to Warner Robbins in 1952, where her father founded Yearwood Chevrolet. She attended the University of Georgia and later in life graduated from Armstrong College with a B.S. in education. She owned Savannah Welcoming service, worked at Jarrod's, and later sold real estate; however, her main focus was raising three children and supporting their many athletic endeavors. Ginger had a great love of dance. Her grace an ...

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Thomas Patrick Bean JUN 05, 1955 - APR 05, 2022

Thomas Patrick Bean

Thomas Patrick Bean, age 66, died April 5, 2022. He was born in Topeka, Kansas, the son of Eldon Lewis Bean and Patricia Stewart Bean, and moved to Savannah in 1957. He has lived in Richmond Hill for the past two years. He attended Benedictine Military School, where he graduated in 1973. Thomas was employed in the information technology field early in his working career and later worked for a local pharmaceutical company, Solomons Company (Cardinal Health), where he migrated to customer service calling on hospital pharmacies in the Southeast.He served on the local March of Dimes foundation ...

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Richard Clark MAR 19, 1936 - APR 05, 2022

Richard Clark

The family of Richard Clark are sad to announce that he passed away peacefully on Tuesday 5th April 2022 at the age of 86 in Savannah, Georgia.  Despite his small stature he was a larger-than-life character who you always knew was in the room… He was born in East Detroit, Michigan on 19th March 1936.  He graduated from high school in the mid fifties and joined the air force.  Richard moved to Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and 2 children where he became the owner and operator of Glass Doctor.  After retirement, he moved on the settle in Savannah with his wife Jean ...

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William Thomas Summerlin OCT 26, 1926 - APR 04, 2022

William Thomas Summerlin

William Thomas Summerlin, 95, died peacefully in his sleep April 4, 2022.  He was preceded in death by his parents William and Lucile, his sister Jeanne and his daughter, Patti.  He was born in Savannah on October 26, 1926.  He was a 1944 graduate of Benedictine Military School and a 1948 graduate of the University of Notre Dame du Lac.  He proudly enlisted in the United States Navy in WWII, after 2 previous attempts to join.  Both times his mother had to tell them he was underage.  He was a lifelong Catholic, an usher at the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, ...

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Cynthia McKenzie Groover - APR 04, 2022

Cynthia McKenzie Groover

Cynthia McKenzie Groover, age 63, passed away at her home in Savannah on April 4, 2022 after a very short, but courageous battle with cancer.  Cindy was born to Nedra Marlene and Julian Howard McKenzie on January 27th, 1959 in Savannah. She graduated from St. Vincent's Academy with the Class of 1977. She was a Chatham County Superior Court Clerk and retired after 27 years. She even made an appearance on Court TV!  Cindy married Frank Groover and together they raised two wonderful children, Suzanne and Michael. Cindy was a lover of all sports. She was a youth softball coach for ...

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Bernard Aloysius McDonough, Jr. APR 21, 1944 - APR 04, 2022

Bernard Aloysius McDonough, Jr.

Bernard “Bernie” Aloysius McDonough, Jr., 77, died April 4, 2022 at home with his beloved wife (devoted caregiver) of 28 years by his side. For over 10 years, he courageously battled throat cancer but is now at peace.  He was born April 21, 1944 to the late Sarah Eason McDonough and Bernard A. McDonough, Sr. in Savannah, Georgia. Already a talented drummer by age 13, Bernie began playing with the Kenny Palmer Jazz Trio, followed by Billy Joe Royal and the Jackie Donkar Combo; Remember Tybee Teen Town! Bernie was so musically gifted that Benedictine Military School recruited ...

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Helen Glines Kohut JUL 03, 1920 - APR 04, 2022

Helen Glines Kohut

Helen Glines Kohut, formerly of Belle Mead, New Jersey, died Monday, April 4, 2022 at 101 years old. She passed away at her son’s home in Savannah, Georgia, with her loved ones by her side. Born in New Brunswick, NJ, July 3, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Irene Glines.  In 1944, Helen graduated from St. Peter’s School of Nursing, New Brunswick, New Jersey. She was instructed by the Gray Nuns of Montreal. While there, she received excellent training and instruction. After graduation, she began working as a public health nurse visiting patients in their ...

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Linda Banks Waters - APR 03, 2022

Linda Banks Waters

LINDA BANKS WATERS January 2, 1926 – April 3, 2022 Linda Banks Waters, widow of Winfred Gails Waters, Sr., passed away at her son and daughter-in-law’s home in Ocala, Florida on Sunday, April 3, 2022 at the age of 96. Linda was born and raised in Glennville, GA and spent her married life in Savannah, GA.  She was a homemaker while raising her three sons.  When her children were grown, she worked at Belk and in the Birth and Death Records Office for the State of Georgia.  Linda was a member of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension. Linda was ver ...

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Dolores East Aliffi "DE" - APR 02, 2022

Dolores East Aliffi

Dolores East Aliffi “DE”, 93, of Savannah, GA, and widow of Joe Aliffi, died Saturday, April 2nd 2022 at Hospice Savannah with her family by her side.  A life well lived, a wonderful Mother, Granny, and friend!  She was born in St. Augustine, FL, and moved to Savannah at age 2 where she spent most of her life. She was a daughter of the late Leona and Milton East.  She graduated from St. Vincent’s Academy in May, 1947, and married Joe in December.  They shared 65 years of marriage.  She was the best Mom, beautiful inside and out! De loved read ...

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Jean Plaster Harris JAN 17, 1942 - APR 02, 2022

Jean Plaster Harris

Jean Plaster Harris passed away peacefully on April 2, 2022 at Oceanside Rehab on Tybee Island.  Born on January 27, 1942 in Fieldale, VA, she was the daughter of the Thomas A. Plaster and Julia Stowe Plaster, and sister to the late Thomas A. Plaster, Jr. and Joseph Plaster. She had one surviving brother, Wayne Plaster. She was married to the late William R. Harris for 33 years and they have 2 surviving daughters, BJ Harris Collett (Jimmy) of Tybee Island and Regina Harris Kaminski (John) of Greer, SC. She has 4 surviving grandchildren, Matthew Collett (Taryn), Wesley Collett (Ashley), ...

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Janice M. Sheppard - APR 02, 2022

Janice M. Sheppard

Janice Morris Sheppard, 75, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2022 at Memorial University Medical Center.  She was born February 8, 1947 in Humboldt, TN to the late James Earl Morris and Thelma Deloris Sasser.  Janice was a 1965 graduate of Savannah High School.  She retired as the Clerk of the Chatham County Superior Court after more than twenty years of service.  Janice was a member of S.A.D.A., the Jaycettes, the Ladies Ancient order of Hibernians, and the Shag Club. Janice was a communicant of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, where she worked for many years as a coordinato ...

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James Allen Miller "TJ" - APR 02, 2022

James Allen Miller

James Allen “TJ” Miller, 31, passed away Saturday, April 2, 2022.  TJ was born August 10, 1990 in Savannah, GA. He was a painter for Baxter Painting.  TJ loved to play the guitar, listen to Ozzy Osborne and Leonard Skynard, and fish.  TJ always had a good time where ever he went.  He is survived by his wife, Jill L. Miller, mother, Donna B. Miller, father, Kevin J. Miller, sisters, Elizabeth Miller (Josh Stringfield), and April Myers, stepchildren, Kayla and Jessie, nieces and nephews, Jayda, Kevin, Kenstin, and Kamryn. A private service will be held by ...

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Selinda Shadley-Lockhart - MAR 31, 2022

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Melinda Gay Powell DEC 10, 1949 - MAR 29, 2022

Melinda Gay Powell

Melinda Gay Powell died Tuesday, March 29th under the care of Hospice Savannah with her husband at her side. She was 72 years old. Affectionally known as “Sweet Melinda”, her family and friends will gather to celebrate her life at 4 PM Saturday, April 2nd at the All Saints Episcopal Church on Tybee Island, Rev. Vicar June Johnson presiding, A reception of light refreshments will follow the service in the church fellowship hall. Melinda was preceded in death by her parents. John Lawson Hulsey and Wessie Martin Hulsey. She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Powell, her son, Ch ...

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Barbara Grace Jarrett Reese SEP 28, 1919 - MAR 28, 2022

Barbara Grace Jarrett Reese

Barbara Grace Jarrett Reese, age 102, died March 28, 2022 at The Springs in Savannah.  A North Carolina native, she was a long-time resident of Savannah and was a homemaker.  She was preceded in death in 1995 by her husband, Lewis L. Reese.   Surviving are her son, Phillip Wayne Reese (Mary Louise); a daughter, Hildreth Kaye Reese DeBoard (Harold Ray); eight grandchildren, including a special granddaughter, Janice Linete DeBoard Kennealy; 13 great grandchildren; and one great grandchild. A graveside funeral service and burial will be held Wednesday, March 31, at 11:00 a.m. ...

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Lemuel (Lem/Bubba) Martin Highsmith - MAR 28, 2022

Lemuel (Lem/Bubba) Martin Highsmith

Lemuel (Lem/Bubba) Martin Highsmith, 78, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, March 28, 2022. Lem was born in Savannah, GA on August 3rd, 1943. He was the middle son of Ethel Martin Highsmith and Lemuel Rhodes Highsmith. He was a graduate of Savannah High School in 1961 and attended The College of the Americas in Mexico City, Mexico. Lem owned and operated Savannah Steel Scaffold Co. Inc. and Highsmith Lumber Company, the family businesses, for more than 40 years. Lem, always the entrepreneur, dabbled in many business ventures throughout his lifetime ...

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Deborah Nelson DeMott - MAR 27, 2022

Deborah Nelson DeMott

Deborah Nelson DeMott, 66, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2022 at Candler Hospital.  She was born July 9, 1955 in Savannah to the late Raymond and Idell Crosby Nelson. Deborah attended St. James Catholic Church.  She was the office manager for Southeastern Endodontics for over 22 years. She was loved and will be missed by her family, coworkers and many friends. Surviving are her husband, Otis DeMott, and her son, Barry DeMott, both of Savannah. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 2, 2022 at St. James Catholic Church.  Burial will be in Forest ...

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Elizabeth McCall (Betsy) Carufel - MAR 26, 2022

Elizabeth McCall (Betsy) Carufel

Elizabeth McCall “Betsy” Carufel, 78, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at her residence under the care of Kindred Hospice. She was born in Savannah, daughter of Frank and Elizabeth Pettus McCall.  Mrs. Carufel was a graduate of Savannah High School and Albany Junior College with a  degree in nursing.  For many years she was a registered nurse with Candler Hospital and Memorial University Medical Center.  Mrs. Carufel was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  Her passion was cooking for her family and all of God’s animals. Surviving a ...

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Lucille C. Hair - MAR 25, 2022

Lucille C. Hair

Lucille Corine Hair, 81, passed away on March 25, 2022.  She was born on April 9, 1940 in Savannah, Georgia to Bert Hudson Carpenter and Lucille Mary Carpenter. She was the beloved wife to the late Wayne Franklin Hair; loving mother of Eddie, Cynthia Kickasola, Michelle (Fred) Morgan, and Elizabeth (Geno) Carone. She was a proud grandmother of five and great-grandfather to three. She is also survived by one brother, David (Susan) Carpenter. Lucille is preceded in death by her parents; Bert Hudson Carpenter and Lucille Mary Carpenter; her siblings, Marilyn Price and Bert Hudson Carpente ...

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John Randolph Fishback DEC 30, 1943 - MAR 24, 2022

John Randolph Fishback

John Randolph Fishback, age 78, died March 24, 2022 at Memorial Health University Medical Center.  The Savannah native resided in Richmond Hill.  He attended Chatham County Schools and graduated from Savannah High School in 1962.  John attended both Andrew College and Georgia Southern College (University) and received a Bachelor of Science degree from Armstrong State College in 1975.  He lettered in both soccer and tennis during his college career. John served in the United States Coast Guard, and in 1970 was awarded the Commander’s Medal for Bravery in Air and Sea ...

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Hazel Georgianna Dove SEP 01, 1941 - MAR 24, 2022

Hazel Georgianna Dove

Hazel Georgianna Dove was born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey September 1st 1941, at Moutainside Hospital. She received her education in the Bloomfield School System and graduated in 1959. She soon married Lynn Shorts of Montclair, New Jersey, where they gave birth to their beautiful son, Lance Shorts in 1960. In the early 60’s Hazel worked in the Prudential Building in Newark, New Jersey as an administrative assistant.  From there she began working at Blue Cross Blue Shield as a secretary. In 1977, Hazel started her illustrious career at the Bell System in Newark, New Jersey for the Pub ...

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Bob Jacob OCT 30, 1937 - MAR 20, 2022

Bob Jacob

Bob Jacob was a man of many names. Robert was for his passport; he was known as “The Pope” at Orient Bay; Jake was the moniker used by his college roommate; Uncle Bob was reserved for his nieces and nephews; but the most common was “my friend, Bob.” For Bob had a unique talent for gathering friends even after a casual meeting on the beach in St. Martin, in the neighborhood, on a cruise, or at a hunting camp in rural Louisiana. Each new friend was attracted by his innate generosity and warm hospitality. His family and friends now mourn his passing. Cancer waged war up ...

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Billy Moore Kerley MAR 17, 1934 - MAR 19, 2022

Billy Moore Kerley

Billy Moore Kerley, age 88, of Savannah, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on March 19, 2022. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Julia Patricia Remion Kerley, his children,  Vicki Parker (Roy), Anthony W. Kerley, Valerie McGrath (Alvin), Julie Smith (Tim), Timothy J. Kerley; 12 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, several in-laws, neices and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents,  William Otto Kerley and Vira Mai Howard Kerley; brother, Howard Wilson; sister, Dilla Marie Burt, and grandson David Allen McGrath. ...

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Lee Ann Biggs (The Bear) Chugani FEB 10, 1955 - MAR 19, 2022

Lee Ann Biggs (The Bear) Chugani

Lee Ann Biggs Chugani, 67,  transition from her earthly home to her heavenly home on Saturday, March 19, 2022. She was born on February 10, 1955 to late Edna Ruth Biggs Woodruff and Oliver Biggs. Lee Ann enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She had a love for music, pop culture and animals. Lee Ann was educated in the Savannah Chatham County Public School System having graduate from Savannah High School.  She was employed at the Shrimp Factory as a waitress. Due to illness Lee Ann was a patient at Abercorn Rehabilitation Nursing Home. Lee An ...

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Richard E. (Butch) Cooper MAY 28, 1939 - MAR 19, 2022

Richard E. (Butch) Cooper

Richard Earl Cooper, 81, of Greenville, South Carolina, passed away on Saturday, March 19,2022. Richard, nicknamed Butch, was born in Greenwood, SC on May 28,1939. He was the son of Charlie and Ruth Wise. He graduated from Greenwood High School. Butch joined the United States Marine Corps at 17 years of age and retired after 30 years as Sergeant Major. He was in the top 20 selected for Sergeant Major of the United Sates Marine Corps. Butch earned a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star with Combat and Battlefield Commission in Vietnam. He was stationed in SC, IL, CA, HI and Oki ...

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Richard Allen Pease MAR 26, 1947 - MAR 19, 2022

Richard Allen Pease

Richard Allen “Rick” Pease died peacefully on March 19, 2022, in Savannah, GA from Legionnaire’s pneumonia.  He was one week shy of his 75th birthday. His death has left a void in our family that will never be filled by another, but we rejoice in knowing that he is at peace with his Lord and Savior. Rick grew up in Evansville, Indiana, where he attended Fulton Grade School and Central High School. He graduated from Clovis High School, Clovis, AZ. He was in the band and played tuba, which probably weighed more than he did at the time, according to one of his friends! O ...

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Nancy Jenkins Emmerson - MAR 18, 2022

Nancy Jenkins Emmerson

A lifelong resident of Wilmington Island, Nancy was born on June 25, 1950.  After a few years of traveling into Thunderbolt to attend Elementary, Nancy was one of the original children to attend May Howard Elementary School.  Growing up on Turner’s Creek, she considered herself a river rat.  There is no doubt from her stories that she enjoyed the freedom of living on the island in the 1950’s/60’s. Nancy graduated from Savannah High School in 1968, and then went on to study at the Atlanta College of Art for two years.  She eventually utilized her talents ...

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Patrick Anthony Mastrianni MAR 16, 1989 - MAR 18, 2022

Patrick Anthony Mastrianni

Patrick Anthony Mastrianni, beloved son of Monica Mastrianni and the late Anthony Mastrianni, went to the loving arms of His Lord on March 16, 2022, his 33rd birthday. Born in Plainfield, NJ, Patrick was raised in Effingham County, graduating from South Effingham Highschool, and attended USC Bluffton, transferring to Kennesaw State University where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. Patrick participated in basketball and cross-country team sports during his school years. A true lover of people and a humble servant of our Lord, Patrick enjoyed jobs for the Gree ...

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Ronald Richard "Ronny" Brown, Sr. SEP 25, 1935 - MAR 17, 2022

Ronald Richard

Ronald Richard Brown, Sr., age 86, of Savannah, formerly of Charlotte, NC, passed away peacefully with his loving family by his side on March 17. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Irene Dunn Brown; his son, Richard Brown, Jr.; and granddaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Brown. Ronny was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  He will be sadly missed by his family and friends, all of whom he loved dearly.  He also loved the Lord with all his heart.  He was the son of the late Dr. and Mrs. E.N. Brown of Statesboro. Ronny received a B.S. degree from what is now Georgia So ...

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Brandon Scott Schvarcz SEP 09, 1990 - MAR 17, 2022

Brandon Scott Schvarcz

With deepest sorrow, we announce that Brandon Scott Schvarcz, age 31, beloved son, nephew, cousin, and friend, died unexpectedly at the hands of another, in the early morning hours of March 17, 2022. We are left shocked and saddened at the loss of such a beautiful soul. Those who knew Brandon, even just a little, lost a shining light in their lives. Brandon was the heartbeat of any room he walked into. You couldn’t help but smile or laugh when you were in the presence of Brandon. His energy was contagious. Brandon had such passion for life. He loved boating, fishing, being a devote ...

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Lawrence Bullis "The Bull" AUG 16, 1947 - MAR 16, 2022

Lawrence Bullis

Lawrence Joseph Bullis, Jr., “The Bull,” went to be with the Lord surrounded by his beloved wife of 53 years Mary Bistline Bullis, his daughters Cam and Katherine on the morning of March 16, 2022. Larry was the son of Audrey and Lawrence Bullis, Sr. who never missed a single time to see him pitch baseball from grade school on. He met Mary at Presbyterian College where he was a Sigma Nu and the punter for the football team. They married on July 26, 1969 and after a time in the USAF, based at Randolph Air Field in San Antonio, TX he was blessed to remain stateside during the Vietn ...

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Frances (Frankie) Bolt Poe OCT 15, 1932 - MAR 14, 2022

Frances (Frankie) Bolt Poe

Francis (Frankie) Marion Bolt Poe passed away March 14, 2022.  Frankie was born in Mullins, SC on  October 15, 1932 to the late John Richard and Nina Owens Bolt.  Frankie was an active member of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church where she served in various roles in the church.  She was a professional bookkeeper having worked for Natrochem and JC Lewis.  Frankie and her husband were a mentor couple in Marriage Encounter. She loved to travel and camp, having travelled to most states east of the Mississippi. Frankie was a kind and gen ...

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Helen Elizabeth Ward FEB 16, 1956 - MAR 13, 2022

Helen Elizabeth Ward

Tybee Island - Helen Elizabeth “Cissy” Ward passed away at her apartment on March 13, 2022.  She was born on February 16, 1956 in Savannah to Robert Wiley Ward and Helen Given Ward. She graduated from Armstrong State College with a degree in education and taught first at St. Michael’s Catholic School on Tybee and then for over 30 years in the Savannah Public School System, the longest period being at Marshpoint Elementary. She was preceded in death by her grandparents and parents. Surviving are her sister, Patti Ward Neidlinger, god-daughter, Molly South Curry, ...

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Thomas (Tommy) Ray Miley - MAR 13, 2022

Thomas (Tommy) Ray Miley

Thomas Ray Miley,74, left this earth and met his loving savior on Sunday, March 13, 2022. During his courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, Tommy’s faith never waivered.  Tommy was born in Savannah to the late Ray and Lucille Miley. He retired from International Paper after more than 53 years of service.  Surviving are a son, Bryan Miley; daughter Ashley Miley Maddox (James); brother, Danny Miley (Barbara); two sisters, Linda Miley Usher (Jack) and Brenda Miley Boaen (Eddie); granddaughter, Kinsley Maddox; a niece and five nephews.  A private service will be he ...

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John M. Wells - MAR 13, 2022

John M. Wells

John Matthew Wells, 80, of Lawrenceville, GA died March 13 under the care of Hospice at his home surrounded by his wife, both daughters, and son-in-law. Johnny was born February 20, 1942, in Savannah, GA and was preceded in death by his parents Matthew Henry and Margaret Hillis Wells. He graduated in 1960 as Senior Class President from Savannah High School where he played baseball and was captain of the football team. After high school, he went on to attend The University of Georgia on a full football scholarship and was a long-standing member of the University of Georgia’s Wally B ...

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Mason Iler "Woody" Woodward APR 19, 2001 - MAR 13, 2022

Mason Iler

Mason Iler Woodward (Woody) of Cumming & Dawsonville, Georgia, passed away on March 13, 2022.  Mason was born at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Gainesville, Georgia on April 19, 2001.  Mason loved the Lord and praised Him every day. He relied heavily on his faith to get him through some of his darkest times. Mason always said to “trust your struggle”. He absolutely loved the water-fishing, swimming, crabbing & surfing. He had a passion for sports and loved to play baseball, football, disc-golf, basketball and bull-riding.  He was a member of the Sons of ...

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Inocencio (Big Petto) "Pete" Bustamante JUN 12, 1966 - MAR 12, 2022

Inocencio (Big Petto)

Inocencio “Big Petto” Bustamante passed in peace at the age of 55. He is survived by his wife (Kiwanda Bustamante), daughter (Sanita S. Bustamante), two sons (Freddie & Petto Bustamante), and his nephew (Ronald Louis Jr.).  Big Petto is a beloved husband, father, Uncle, and Grandfather. He dedicated many years of his life to helping people in all types of needs. He’s played a major role in his grandkids life and also helped raised several kids in the community. He was what you call a jack of all trades!  In 1984, he graduated from trade school in Miami, Fl ...

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Edwin J. Orzada - MAR 11, 2022

Edwin J. Orzada

Edwin Jude Orzada passed away peacefully on March 11, 2022.  Edwin was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late James and Sophia Orzada.  Edwin was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Kathleen Higgins Orzada.  He was also preceded in death by his sister Theresa Orzada Keller and his stepmother Clara Orzada. Edwin graduated from Saint Mel High School.  He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Industrial Management from Purdue University.  After serving in the United States Army, Edwin moved to Dallas, Texas whe ...

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Carolyn Lamm Finn - MAR 11, 2022

Carolyn Lamm Finn

Carolyn Lamm Finn, 70, passed away Friday, March 11, 2022 at Memorial Health.  She was born February 3, 1952 in Rocky Mount, North Carolina to the late James Allison Lamm Jr. and Angela Rogers Lamm.  Carolyn loved animals, and was a volunteer for the Islands Feral Cat Project.  She cared for many feral cats, until her death she was caring for 20 feral cats.  She was a member of Wilmington Island United Methodist Church Surviving are her husband, Stanley Finn, daughter Teresa Anne Finn, son and daughter-in-law, Stanley Finn, Jr. and Misti Finn, two granddaughters, Emilie ...

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Lt. Col. William D. Clark, USA, Ret. - MAR 11, 2022

Lt. Col. William D. Clark, USA, Ret.

Lt. Col. William D. Clark, 69, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 11, 2022 at St. Joseph's Hospital, surrounded by his loving family to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.   Don was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, the eldest son of Billy and Eva Clark.  He was raised and educated in Jackson, Ohio and later attended Ohio University. He went on to receive his Masters in both Education and Theology, as well as a Doctorate in Ministry.   In 1974, Don married the love of his life, the former Beverly Graves of Jackson, Ohio. They have five children and ele ...

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Ronald Ray Wetherholt MAR 06, 1948 - MAR 10, 2022

Ronald Ray Wetherholt

Ronald Ray Wetherholt went to be with the Lord on March 10, 2022. Ronnie was born March 6, 1948 to loving parents Linval Ray and Olive Wetherholt in Huntington, West Virginia. His childhood was filled with many adventures outdoors and sports of all kinds. He loved baseball, football, and track and exceled at all of them. He joined the Navy in 1967 and served his beloved country in Vietnam. While in the Navy and stationed in Alameda, California, he met and married his first wife, Patricia Huajardo Wetherholt. After leaving the Navy, Ronnie went to work for Chessie System Railroad and they mo ...

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Clay James MAY 25, 1988 - MAR 10, 2022

Clay James

William Claybrook  "Clay" James, 33, died unexpectedly on Thursday, March 10, 2022. Clay was born and raised in Savannah in the Gordonston neighborhood, as did many family members before him. He was a graduate of Florida State University with a degree in International Affairs. He went on to become an extremely active and passionate member of the International Longshoremen Association, #1475, following in the footsteps of generations before him. He was proud of his union solidarity.  Clay’s love for Savannah was overwhelming, and he expressed it by exploring ...

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Donald Edward Schaet AUG 18, 1934 - MAR 09, 2022

Donald Edward Schaet

Donald Edward Schaet of Savannah, Georgia passed away on March 9, 2022 at the age of 87. His long life was brought short due to complications related to Alzheimer’s. Don died peacefully with his beloved wife, Gail, and youngest daughter, Claire, by his side. Don was born in Teaneck, NJ on August 18, 1934, to Edward and Mary Robertson Schaet. Soon thereafter, the family moved to Tenafly, NJ where Don spent the remainder of his formative years. Graduating from high school, Don attended the University of Rochester on a Navy ROTC Scholarship. Upon graduation he married his high school swe ...

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Lt. Col. James Ervin Sloan, Jr. Ret. JUN 04, 1931 - MAR 09, 2022

Lt. Col. James Ervin Sloan, Jr. Ret.

Lt. Col. James Ervin Sloan, Jr. Ret., 90, departed this earth on Wednesday, March 9, 2022 from his home on Dutch Island. “Erv” was born June 4, 1931 in Savannah, GA of proud Scotch-Irish heritage.  His late parents were James E. Sloan and Delia King Sloan.  He’s also predeceased by his son, Gregory B. Sloan; daughter-in-law, Linda Sloan; stepson, James H. Allen, Jr; grandson, Garrett Sloan; and brothers, Walter M. King, Frank King, James Henry Sloan, and Robert Sloan. Erv was a 1949 graduate of Savannah High School.  He attended Armstrong College before t ...

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Richard Lawrence Kluck, Sr. JUN 14, 1936 - MAR 08, 2022

Richard Lawrence Kluck, Sr.

Richard Lawrence Kluck, Sr, 85, passed away on March 8, 2022, at home surrounded by his loving family.  Richard was born June 14, 1936, in Cook County, Minnesota, to the late Lawrence Kluck and Anna Erickson.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Frances W. Kluck, and several siblings. Richard proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force. He met the love of his life, Frances, at a USO dance while stationed in Savannah.  During their 63 years of marriage, Richard was a loving husband, father, and papa.  Richard wi ...

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Sgt. Maj. Earle C. Harmon, Jr., U.S.A., Ret. JAN 03, 1930 - MAR 07, 2022

Sgt. Maj. Earle C. Harmon, Jr., U.S.A., Ret.

Sgt. Maj. Earle C. Harmon, Jr., U.S.A., Ret., age 92, died March 7, 2022. The Hampton County, SC native lived as a child in Franklin, NC where he was a member of the Franklin United Methodist Church and was a 1948 graduate of Franklin High School.  Earle attended the Maritime School in St. Petersburg, FL and shipped out with City Service Oil Co. to North, South, and Central America.  He attended Cecil Business College in Asheville, NC for one year before being drafted into the United States Army in 1951.  Earle served thirty-four months in the Korean War Campaign with the 728 ...

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James Daniel Bertis AUG 31, 1992 - MAR 07, 2022

James Daniel Bertis

James D. Bertis, 29, died Monday, March 7, 2022 in Hampton County, SC as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.  James was born in New Mexico and raised in New Mexico and then Spokane Valley, Washington. James was initially homeschooled, then attended South Pines Elementary, St. George’s Middle and High School and graduated in 2010. He attended The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington for one year, then completed the Audio Engineering coursework at Spokane Falls Community College in Spokane, Washington, where his instructors encouraged him to pursu ...

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Dr. Anthony Ralph Marsicano, Jr. MAY 03, 1946 - MAR 07, 2022

Dr. Anthony Ralph Marsicano, Jr.

Dr. Anthony Ralph Marsicano, Jr. died Monday, March 7, 2022 at age 75 at his home in Titusville, FL. He is pre-deceased by his parents, Dr. Anthony Ralph and Marion Hobbs Marsicano of Columbus, Ohio and Savannah, Georgia. He is survived by his daughter, Alistair (Ali) Cartwright and her family, husband Charles and grandchildren Benjamin and Amelia Cartwright of Boca Raton, Fl; by his brother, Dr. Thomas H. Marsicano of Savannah, Georgia; his cousin, Walter Dawson Spann (Lisa) of Melbourne, Fl; cousin, Dr. Franklin Desposito and family of South Orange, N.J.; cousin, Madeline Desposito Niczky an ...

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James W. "Bill" Hooper JUN 05, 1941 - MAR 06, 2022

James W.

Mr. James W. “Bill” Hooper, age 80, died March 6, 2022 at his residence.  The Cedartown, Georgia native lived in Savannah since 1971.  He was the retired general manager of Volvo of Savannah, and was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was preceded in death by his father, Arnold C. Hooper; mother, Mary Jo McCollum; sister, Patsy Wilson; and son, Kevin S. Hooper. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn L. Hooper; daughter and son-in-law, Kellie H. and James R. “Bubba” Smith; and grandsons, Wesley R. Smith and Jordan C. Smith. Visitation will be held from 10:00 ...

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Karen Elaine Owens MAY 01, 1944 - MAR 06, 2022

Karen Elaine Owens

Karen Elaine Owens, 77, died peacefully on Sunday, March 6, 2022, after a courageous year-long battle with pancreatic cancer. Karen was born May 1, 1944, in Corwith, Iowa and soon moved to El Reno, Oklahoma. She was the oldest of 5 children to John Russell and Thelma Elaine Meinders. From an early age, Karen had deep compassion for all animals and convinced her father to let her have a horse so she could be an El Reno Wrangler and barrel racer. Karen graduated from El Reno High School in 1962. She attended Oklahoma State, where she met her husband E. Guy Owens, Jr., both graduatin ...

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Dianna Dubree Phillips DEC 04, 1946 - MAR 05, 2022

Dianna Dubree Phillips

Dianna Dubree Phillips, devoted mother and grandmother, transitioned home on Saturday March 5, 2022. Daughter of the late Odell and Gene Dubree, Dianna was born in Marietta GA on December 4, 1946. She graduated from Mercer University in Macon in 1968 with a BA degree in education. At Mercer she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. Dianna began her career in Savannah, GA as an elementary school teacher, first at Juliette Low Elementary School and later at White Bluff Elementary, where she was loved by her students and fellow teachers. She received a Master’s in Elementary Education from Armst ...

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Louis A. Kral - MAR 05, 2022

Louis A. Kral

Louis Anthony Kral, age 69, left this earth on March 5th, 2022 due to a sudden massive cardiopulmonary event and his heart could not recover. He was born in Biloxi, Mississippi on January 28th, 1953. His profession was nurse anesthesia, and after 34 years he retired in 2020. He was happily retired and would say “ I love being retired”. His wife, Martha, and children, Louis and Maddie, he loved above all else. In his younger years, he was a Catholic alter boy and an Eagle Scout with Two Palms. He was a walk-on at Auburn University and played on the football special teams from 1971 t ...

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Arturo Mendoza Senia - MAR 04, 2022

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Robert S. "Bobaloo" Register, Jr. - MAR 04, 2022

Robert S.

Robert S. “Bobaloo” Register, Jr., 78, passed away suddenly on Friday, March 4, 2022 at his residence.  He was born in Montgomery, Alabama son of the late Robert S. Register, Sr. and Cecile Rooks Register.  Bob was a graduate of Savannah High School and a communicant of St. James Catholic Church.  Bob's love of being on the water is what began his career at Thunderbolt Marina in 1969, then to St. Simons, Isle of Hope and then to Spencer Boat Company in West Palm Beach, Florida as a successful yacht salesman.  Later, Bob moved back to his beloved Sav ...

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Michael S. Fawcett - MAR 04, 2022

Michael S. Fawcett

Michael S. Fawcett, 77, of Savannah, GA, formerly of Palm Beach, FL, Hamilton, MA and Pittsburgh, PA, passed away on March 4, 2022. His devoted wife and partner of 20 years, Hedy, was by his side. Michael was born in Pittsburgh, PA, in 1944, to Harry and Miriam Fawcett (“Johnny”), both now deceased. He was the oldest of four children and shared lifelong friendships with his loving sisters Deborah P. Fawcett of Cambridge, MA, Penelope McDermott (Paul) of Hilton Head Island, SC, and Meghan Wise (John) of Green Bluff, WA. Michael graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School in 1962 an ...

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Charles Harry Yarber, III OCT 22, 1942 - MAR 03, 2022

Charles Harry Yarber, III

Charles Harry Yarber, III, passed away Thursday, March 3, 2022, at Memorial Health.  He was born October 22, 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky to the late Charles Harry Yarber, Jr., and Pauline Allgeier Yarber.  Charles was a 1965 graduate of Bellarmine College.  He became a C.P.A. after passing all the required exams the first time.  He was the founder and owner of Advanced Door Systems, Inc., growing the business to 5 locations in 3 states before retiring.  During his many years as a Tybee Island resident, he was an active member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church, ...

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Dr. Grover Bell - MAR 03, 2022

Dr. Grover Bell

Dr. Grover Bell, 90, of Savannah, passed away on Thursday, March 3, 2022. Grover was born in Sardis, Ga. on March 9, 1928. While at Georgia Teacher’s College, he met his beloved “Deanie.” Together they raised five children and served almost 30 churches of the South Georgia United Methodist Conference. A graduate of Emory School of Divinity, beginning in 1953 until his retirement in June 2020, “Brother Grover” served and shepherded as a much-loved minister. His other passions were gardening and cooking. He particularly loved his day lilies and roses. Grover was a g ...

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William Gore Bowers, Jr. SEP 27, 1946 - MAR 02, 2022

William Gore Bowers, Jr.

William Gore Bowers, Jr., 75, passed away March 2, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah.  William was born September 27, 1946, in McKeesport, PA to the late William Gore Bowers Sr. and Clara L. (Rossner) Bowers. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Deborah Bowers. William is survived by his sons, Ryan (Jessica) Bowers and Shane (Tabitha) Wunderley; grandchildren, Luke Bowers, Evan Bowers and Tysen Wunderley; his six sisters and one brother, Louise Broman, David R. Bowers, Laura J. Chuha, all of West Mifflin, PA, Judy Verlich, of North Olmsted ...

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Donald Winn Ryan - MAR 02, 2022

Donald Winn Ryan

Donald Winn Ryan (retired SMSgt, U.S.Air Force), 91, passed away Wednesday, March 2, 2022 under the care of GHC Hospice with his loving wife and faithful canine companion Bizzy by his side.   He was born November 28, 1930 in Everett, MA to the late Franklin and Harriet Mary King Ryan.  Don proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Senior Master Sergeant.  He travelled all over the world during his military career. Don was an avid golfer, which is what brought him and his wife to Savannah after retirement.  He enjoyed many days, sunny or rainy, ...

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Frances S. DeWitt - MAR 01, 2022

Frances S. DeWitt

Lena Frances Sims DeWitt After a long battle with Alzheimer’s, Frances died at home surround by the love of her family. She was the daughter of the late gene and Polly Sims. Born August 4, 1940 in Atlanta, she moved to Rome, Albany, and then Savannah. In 1966 Frances married the love of her life, Buddy, whom she adored, and they shared over 55 wonderful years together. He had two small children that she took to be her own, then together they had three more to make a family of seven. She knew her purpose: Love God and Love others. The priorities of her life followed God’s plan: Love ...

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Mary Ann Stillings - FEB 28, 2022

Mary Ann Stillings

Mary Ann Stillings, 78, died peacefully on  Monday, February 28, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. Mary Ann was born in Garden City KS, the second of three children to Levi Durwood Chandler and Mary Ellen Powell.  She attended the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville AR where she met her husband Hal Gary Stillings. In 1963, Mary Ann married Hal and they have four children.  She was an active member of Saint Michael's Catholic Church on Tybee Island GA, and volunteered for Post 154 of the Sons of the American Legion (SAL). Mary Ann leaves behind her son Rohm S ...

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Grace E. Bradford JAN 14, 1929 - FEB 27, 2022

Grace E. Bradford

Grace E. Bradford, 93, passed away on Sunday, February 27, 2022, in Savannah, GA after a prolonged illness.  Grace was born on January 14, 1929, in Berwick, Pennsylvania to Olen Arthur and Florence Irene (Briggum) Hummel.  She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harry A. Bradford, Jr., who passed away on January 29, 1983.  They were married for over 17 years and shared a passion for education and church ministry.  Grace is survived by her daughter, Grace Trepasso, and her much loved grandchildren, Anthony and Samantha. Grace graduated from Bloomsburg High Sc ...

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Douglas R. Hopkins - FEB 26, 2022

Douglas R. Hopkins

Douglas Rodney Hopkins, 79, passed away February 26, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  He was born January 21, 1943 in Kingsport, TN to the late John Chester Hopkins and Mabel Mays Hopkins.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sandi Hopkins Klimeck, and brother-in-law, Bob Pinkston (Barbara). Douglas is survived by his son, Kenneth M. Hopkins, daughter, Kimberli Yarbrough (Alan), grandchildren, Jessica Tyson (Jeremy), Kristina Coleman (Matt), Jeannie Grammer (Nelson), Abby Fuchs, and Tanner Yarbrough, great-grandchildren, Jalah and Phoebe Colema ...

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Charlene N. Law DEC 24, 1934 - FEB 25, 2022

Charlene N. Law

Charlene N. Law, Savannah, devoted wife, sister and aunt died February 25th 2022 at Landmark Hospital in Savannah of a short illness . She was 87. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joe B and Marjorie K Niblett; her sisters, Dorothy Toland, Rebecca Cowan, and Ada Rose Niblett; her brothers-in-law, Melvin Toland, Sr and John Lewis. Born in Juliette, GA, Charlene was a long time resident of Savannah where she met the love of her life Louie and they were married for 46 years. She retired from Savannah Bank where she enjoyed working with her many friends. She was a member of ...

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Anna Creticos Mamalakis - FEB 24, 2022

Anna Creticos Mamalakis

Anna Creticos Mamalakis, 103, passed away peacefully, Thursday, February 24, 2022.  She was born August 30, 1918 in Charleston, SC to the late Peter Harold Creticos and Helen Eleftherodakis Creticos.  Mrs. Mamalakis attended The College of Charleston, and was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, where she was an active member of Philoptochos.  She was also a member of the Savannah Golf Club, and the Ladies 9 Holers.    In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Nick John Mamalakis, and her grandson, Nicholas John Ma ...

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John B. "Jack" Armstrong NOV 18, 1942 - FEB 24, 2022

John B.

John B. "Jack" Armstrong, 79, died Thursday, February 24, 2022.  He was born in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania at a young age.  He was a decorated gunship helicopter pilot and Vietnam veteran and was awarded multi-air medals and the Purple Heart.  John was the Vice President of Rollinson Electrical Contractors until retirement in 1993. Following, he served as the Chief Electrical Inspector for the City of Savannah until 2009. He was on the board of directors of Nscale Enthusiast Model Train organization; a member of the Savannah Yacht c ...

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Sharon D. Wallace APR 15, 1964 - FEB 23, 2022

Sharon D. Wallace

Sharon Denise “Sherry”  Wallace, 57, passed away Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at home with her family by her side.  Sharon was born April 15, 1964 in Savannah, GA and was a communicant of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  She worked for Aetna in Savannah, before moving to Birmingham, Alabama, then worked as a Communications Coordinator for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. Sharon is preceded in death by her father, Wesley Kenneth Wallace. She is survived by her mother, JoAnn Taylor Wallace, three sisters, Cynthia Bodner (Kenneth) of Ormond Beach, Florida, Ly ...

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Judy McCarthy Degenhardt - FEB 22, 2022

Judy McCarthy Degenhardt

Judy Cecile McCarthy Degenhardt, 73, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2022.  She was born May 20, 1948 in Savannah, GA to the late Aloysius Henry McCarthy and Mary Agnes Dominick McCarthy.  Judy was a 1966 graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy, and received her Associates Degree in Nursing from Armstrong State College.  She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority, and was also a communicant of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  She was a Nurse Manager at Candler Hospital.  After her nursing career, she worked in the family business.  She retired in 2001.  & ...

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William R. Burke - FEB 22, 2022

William R. Burke

William Rittenhouse Burke, 95, died peacefully on Tuesday February 22, 2022. Bill was born in Ashland, Kentucky on August 16, 1926 to Lucian B. Burke and Ruth W. Burke.  He was educated in Ashland schools and enrolled in Greenbrier Military School in Lewisburg, West Virginia for his junior and senior year of high school.  He graduated from Greenbriar in 1944 with a Lifetime Award for Academics and Athletics.  He gained a scholarship to West Virginia University in football and basketball.  After the first semester, he volunteered for immediate induction into the Army.&nbs ...

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Lola Hord Boling - FEB 22, 2022

Lola Hord Boling

Lola Beatrice Hord Boling, 97, passed away February 22, 2022 at Buckingham South.  She was born May 24, 1924 in Gastonia, North Carolina to the late Charles Lee Hord and Addie Styres Hord.  Mrs. Boling was a lontgtime member of White Bluff Presbyterian Church and a homemaker.  She was much loved by her family and all her friends at Buckingham South.   Her husband, Shuble Anderson Boling preceded her in death.   A Funeral Service will be held Saturday, March 26, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at White Bluff Presbyterian Church.  Burial will be in the Church ...

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Glenn Andrew Arnsdorff MAR 15, 1953 - FEB 21, 2022

Glenn Andrew Arnsdorff

Glenn A. Arnsdorff passed away at home on February 21, 2022. Glenn was born on March 15, 1953 in Savannah to Harold and Gladys S. Arnsdorff. He graduated from Savannah High School in 1971.  ​ He was very active at Armstrong State College, serving as a Senator and President of the Student Government Association; Co-Editor and Sports Editor of the Student Newspaper; and as Sports Information Director, Basketball Statistician, and Baseball Manager. Glenn graduated Cum Laude with a BBA, Manage ...

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Catherine Lorraine Hall SEP 08, 1934 - FEB 21, 2022

Catherine Lorraine Hall

Mrs. Catherine Lorraine Hall died peacefully on February, 20, 2022 in Savannah, GA where she had been living for the past seven years. Catherine was born in Washington, D.C on September 8, 1934, to James T. and Elsie Young. She grew up in Norfolk, Virginia and spent most of her life in the areas of Tidewater, Virginia, and Coastal North Carolina. Catherine Hall is the mother of three children, Lorraine Fitzgerald (Marvin), Zane Cavin (Kandi) and Patricia Stout (James). She has four grand-children Mitchell Dennis, Jessica Barnes, Jennifer Cavin, and Tamra Lawrence, five great-grandchildren, Emi ...

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Herbert John Wardell MAR 26, 1932 - FEB 20, 2022

Herbert John Wardell

Herbert John Wardell died peacefully at home on Sunday, February 20, 2022. Herb was born on March 26, 1932, in Gary, IN, to Hannah and Virgil Wardell. He was the sixth of what would be fifteen children. After high school, Herb joined the U.S. Air Force and was primarily stationed in Fairbank, AK. His final station was Valdosta, GA where he became a true fan of the South… its food, music, climate, and women. This too would stay with him all his life. Following his military discharge, Herb returned to his family in Gary and began working in the steel mills and then at American Bridge s ...

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Judge Daniel Francis Walsh OCT 28, 1930 - FEB 19, 2022

Judge Daniel Francis Walsh

Click here to join the Mass for Judge Walsh via livestream   (the livestream link will be active just prior to Mass start)  Daniel Francis Walsh, 91, died on February 19, 2022 at his home in Savannah, Georgia.  Judge Walsh was born on October 28, 1930, in Detroit, Michigan to Francis and Eileen Walsh. He was the third of five children and preceded by all in death. He is also predeceased by a granddaughter, Mary-Katherine Sogan Bauer and step-grandson, Joshua Lee LaCrosse. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Carol, six children, Michael (Linda), Elizabeth ...

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Bruce Charles Powley JAN 24, 1936 - FEB 19, 2022

Bruce Charles Powley

Bruce Charles Powley passed away peacefully on February 19th, after a brief illness at Thrive on Skidaway island, Savannah, with his devoted son, Jeff, at his side. Bruce was born on January 24th 1936 in Patterson, NJ.  He lived most of his life in Northern NJ. He was a graduate of Seton Hall University with a BS in Accounting and Finance, 1957. He held his CPA for both NJ and NY. He served in the United States Army during the Berlin Crisis, and was proud of his country and to have served and continued in the National guard. Bruce was very savvy in businessman, he worked as a s ...

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Raleigh W. Bairas NOV 11, 1931 - FEB 19, 2022

Raleigh W. Bairas

Raleigh W. Bairas was born November 11, 1931, at 90 years old he passed away Saturday, February 19, 2022. The Savannah, GA native lived most of his life in Savannah. After enlisting and serving in the Korean War, Raleigh went on to earn his Bachelor's Degree from Birmingham Southern University. Raleigh was an independent insurance agent, but mostly worked with New York Life for 57 years, retiring in 2020. He was a life long member of St.Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church since the 1930s. Driven by his passion to help others, Raleigh was part of various charitable organizations i ...

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Molly Lu Hannas JUL 18, 1953 - FEB 18, 2022

Molly Lu Hannas

Molly Lu Hannas, 68, passed away Friday, February 18th on Tybee Island, Georgia surrounded by her family after a courageous two-and-a- half-year battle with cancer. Molly was born in Sentinel, Oklahoma on July 18, 1953 to Dr. R.R. and Lucy Hannas. The Hannas family moved to Kansas City in 1964. Molly was graduated from Southwest High School in 1971 and from Macalester College in 1975. She also earned her Masters Degree in English Literature from NorthWest Missouri State College. Molly was a champion tennis player and teaching professional. She played on both the Southwest Boys Varsity Te ...

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Donald Leon Garletts, Jr. - FEB 17, 2022

Donald Leon Garletts, Jr.

Donald Leon Garletts, Jr. 67, died peacefully on Thursday, February 17, 2022, surrounded by his loving family. D.L. was born in Charlottesville, Virginia, a son of Donald Leon Garletts Sr. and Dorothy Jean Schaffer.  He attended Lane High School where he diligently pursued excellence on the football, baseball, Tennis, and Track teams.  His love for the game of tennis ultimately earned him a college scholarship to Chowan University in Murfreesboro, North Carolina.  After one season with Chowan University, he transferred to Georgia Southern University and went on to earn a prof ...

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Patricia Ann Prim McCord - FEB 16, 2022

Patricia Ann Prim McCord

Patricia Prim McCord, 87, of Savannah, Georgia passed away peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 16th, 2022. Pat was born in Atlanta, Georgia on July 26th, 1934 to Ruth Webb and Warren Prim. She was pre-deceased by her loving husband Quinn R. McCord, brothers Warren Prim of Boston, and Thomas Prim, of Charleston. She leaves behind her three children, Quinn W. McCord (Mary Eileen) of Milton, DE, David M. McCord of West Trenton, NJ, and Lindsay McCord Norman (Rob) of Savannah, GA. Also left to cherish her memory are her loving grandchildren; Quinn M. McCord of Philadelphia, Patrick J. ...

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Rodney John Van Otterloo SEP 11, 1941 - FEB 16, 2022

Rodney John Van Otterloo

Rodney John Van Otterloo, 80 of Savannah, GA passed away peacefully Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at his residence. He was born in Morris, MN on September 11, 1941. He served honorably in the US Army during the Viet Nam war and was awarded a National Defense Service Medal and Sharpshooter qualifications. He was a long time Savannah musician playing with the Ken-James Band, Group DeVille and most recently with The Sapphire Bullets as a member of the Bonaventure Horns. For many years he was self-employed as a painting contractor and worked with Rodewalt Construction. He was an avid golfer shooting ...

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William P. Donohue (Bill) SEP 21, 1935 - FEB 16, 2022

William P. Donohue (Bill)

William P. Donohue (Bill) of The Landings in Savannah, formerly of Long Island, NY, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2022.  Born on September 21, 1935 in Syracuse, NY to the late J. Paul Donohue and Evelyn Hooper Donohue, Bill was raised in Westfield, NJ.  After graduating from Westfield High School, Bill matriculated at Amherst College where he earned a bachelor’s degree in economics and the moniker “Bear” because of his large stature.  Amherst is where Bill forged lifelong relationships and met his future beloved wife Carolyn Crisafulli Donohue who pred ...

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Robert Angelo Contino JUL 13, 1931 - FEB 15, 2022

Robert Angelo Contino

Robert Angelo Contino of The Landings, Savannah, 90, passed away peacefully at home on February 15, 2022 from congestive heart failure. Bob was born in Chicago, the son of Angelo and Carmela Contino.  He served in the Army as a 2nd Lieutenant during the Korean War, and graduated from UCLA with a business degree. He began his career working for IBM as a salesman in the Office Products Division.  When a VP there after 22 years, he was recruited by Exxon to be President of Exxon Office Systems in Stamford, CT.  He went on to become President of Gould Industrial Automation in And ...

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Walton Douglas Carroll, Jr. - FEB 15, 2022

Walton Douglas Carroll, Jr.

Walton Douglas Carroll, Jr., of Savannah, GA and formally of Columbia, SC passed away peacefully on February 15, 2022 after a short battle with cancer. He was in the loving arms of his wife and children in his final moments. He was born to Walton Douglas “Doug” Carroll, Sr. and Leila Margaret Dreher on June 30, 1946.  He attended A.C. Flora High School, Class of 1964, and graduated from the University of South Carolina. Prior to graduation, Walton joined the Navy and served our country during the Vietnam War. He and Jerolyn were married at Shandon United Methodist Church on ...

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James Byron Brewer - FEB 15, 2022

James Byron Brewer

James Byron Brewer, 84, passed away Tuesday, February 15, 2022 at East Georgia Regional Hospital.  He was born December 25, 1937 to the late James Patrick Brewer and Myrtice Creech Brewer.  Mr. Brewer worked for Georgia Power for over 30 years and was a member of First Baptist Church of Garden City.  He was a car enthusiast and was a member of the Dixie Land Cruisers, and the Corvette Club.  He also was a member of the COBRA Club, and the Ambassadors of GA Power.  Mr. Brewer was preceded in death by his brother, Fain “Sonny” Brewer.  Surviving ar ...

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William D. Waite, Jr. FEB 28, 1937 - FEB 14, 2022

William D. Waite, Jr.

William D. Waite, Jr (Bill) died peacefully in his sleep on February 14, 2022. He was born in Savannah on February 28, 1937. He was preceded in his death by his father, William D. Waite, and mother, Mary White Waite, as well as his siblings, Barbara, John,  and Judy. He attended Savannah High School and graduated from Georgia Military College.  He worked for many years in the family business, White Hardware, before going into business for himself the remainder of his career.  Bill enjoyed shrimping and crabbing in the creeks off of Bona Bella. He is survived ...

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Sue Ellen Mikuliak - FEB 14, 2022

Sue Ellen Mikuliak

Sue Ellen Mikuliak, 57, passed away Monday, February 14, 2022 at her home.  She was born May 17, 1964 in New Milford, New Jersey to the late William Robert Mikuliak and Ann Theresa Spoknik Mikuliak.  Sue Ellen worked as a caregiver for many years, and the last year helped care for her mother.  She was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church, where she was active in the Adoration Chapel.  She is survived by her siblings, Dorothy Cunillera (Roger) of Savannah, GA, Robert Mikuliak (Sally) of Shelton, CT, Mary Ann Cheek (Jon), of Sarasota, FL, and Michael Mikuliak (Judy) ...

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Joel Cash Williams, Jr. DEC 19, 1942 - FEB 14, 2022

Joel Cash Williams, Jr.

Joel Cash Williams, Jr. peacefully drifted into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on February 14, 2022, at Hospice Savannah. Joel was born December 19, 1942, a wee fourteen-pound baby boy in the family farm kitchen in Dacula, Georgia. Growing up with two younger brothers in a house built in 1894 without electricity or indoor plumbing, Joel learned to read by kerosene lamp and was always self-driven to excel in school. Valedictorian of the Class of 1960 of Dacula High School, he went on to graduate magna cum laude from Shorter College with a Bachelor of Arts (History). While at ...

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Dr. William Brent Walker - FEB 14, 2022

Dr. William Brent Walker

Dr. William Brent Walker, OD, 69, passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 14, 2022 in Savannah, GA.   Brent was born in Greensboro, GA on September 24, 1953 to the late Dr. William Ralph Walker, OD and Bettye Lynne Sheffield Walker.  Brent attended Greene County High School completing his high school degree at Georgia Military College in Milledgeville, GA.  He then graduated from West Georgia College before following in his father’s footsteps by graduating four years later from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.   ...

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Lois Louise Broadwick NOV 22, 1936 - FEB 12, 2022

Lois Louise Broadwick

Lois Louise Broadwick, 85, died peacefully on Saturday, February 12, 2022 with her husband, Rev. Arthur Clyde Broadwick by her side.  She met Art, her husband of 64 years, just prior to his senior year in college at an Agricultural Fair in Allentown, PA. Lois spent her life as a homemaker, raising her three children in the faith and being a strong helpmate to her pastor husband. She taught youth Sunday School Class, directed daily Vacation Bible School, conducted occasional spiritual plays, and sang for years in the choir. She also ministered to several adults with special needs in a h ...

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Christine Johnson APR 09, 1953 - FEB 12, 2022

Christine Johnson

Christine “Chris” Kae Johnson is at home with Jesus following her death on February 12, 2022 at Candler St. Joseph Hospital, Savannah, Georgia. Chris was born to Charles and Jeanette (Schmalzried) Schnepp on April 9, l953 in Wabash, IN. Chris was a graduate of the Northfield High School Class of 1971. She was a long-time resident of Wabash, IN where she worked as a Histology Technician at the Wabash County Hospital and Marion General Hospital. She also resided in Ohio for several years before moving to Georgia to be near her children and grandchildren. Chris had an affable persona ...

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Phillip W. Claxton JUL 12, 1970 - FEB 12, 2022

Phillip W. Claxton

Phillip W. Claxton, 51, of Savannah, left this world far too soon on Friday, February 11, 2022, from complications due to Covid-19.  He survived 2 kidney transplants because of the selflessness of his donors, his father, James Claxton and friend, Amanda Johnson.  Thanks to their loving gift of organ donation, we were able to have 22 extra years with him. Phil was a man of few words but could brighten anyone’s mood with his dry sense of humor, funny wit, and the ability to leave friends and family wondering what he may say next.  Phil was a minimalist and focused his att ...

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Eugene (Rabbit) Motes - FEB 12, 2022

Eugene (Rabbit) Motes

Eugene (Rabbit) Motes, 87, of Savannah, GA died Saturday, February 12, 2022, at home in the arms of his loving wife, Violet Green Motes. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Beatrice Faircloth, Grace Faircloth, Marie Glisson, Nellaruth Pipkins, and brother, Joe Motes.  In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughter Debra Davis (Eathen) of Garden City, his son Lenoard Eugene Motes (Debbie) of Tybee Island, and sisters, Sarah Wilson, Gloria Barnes, and Margaret Motes. He graduated from Commercial High School in 1954. He worked at Union Camp for 39 years, and retired as ...

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Juana Jimenez MAR 15, 1943 - FEB 11, 2022

Juana Jimenez

Juana Jimenez, 79, died peacefully on Friday, February 11, 2022. Juana was born in the small town of Moca, Dominican Republic to Antonia Aybar and Ramon Crespi Huels on March 15, 1943. Juana married Ramon Jimenez in 1962 in the Dominican Republic; where four of their seven children were born.  Juana and Ramon immigrated to Tarrytown, NY in 1967. As a young mother, Juana cared for her six children. After teaching herself to sew, Juana made all of the clothing for her six children while Ramon worked as a chef at local restaurants. The birth of their 7th child was an unexpected blessing f ...

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Joseph S. Kelly - FEB 11, 2022

Joseph S. Kelly

Joseph Shea Kelly, thirty years old, died at his home in Savannah, Georgia on February, 11, 2022.   Joseph was born on October 28, 1991 in Houston, Texas. He attended schools in Mobile, Alabama, Savannah, Georgia, graduating from high school in Manvel, Texas. Joe was one of the most warm and friendly people on the face of this earth. He was a friend to any who met him. He was a ready support to friends in need. Despite Joe’s own struggles, he always cared much more for others than he ever cared for himself.  Joe absolutely loved being an uncle to his nieces and nephews ...

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Iris Hundley Hensley NOV 16, 1921 - FEB 10, 2022

Iris Hundley Hensley

Iris Hundley Hensley, age 100, passesd away at her home on February 10, 2022 under the care of Hospice Savannah.  She was a native of Westhaven, Virginia, but had lived on Skidaway Island, Savannah, GA, for many years.  She was a homemaker and a member of Skidaway Community Church.  Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Allen; a son, Michael Hensley; and others.  A full obituary with service arrangements will be posted when available. ...

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Robert Charles Braver, Sr. - FEB 09, 2022

Robert Charles Braver, Sr.

Robert Charles Braver, Sr. passed away Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at his home after battling a long illness with cancer.  He was born January 25, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY.  He graduated from Saint Francis College with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and was honorably discharged from the NY National Guard and the US Army Reserve with the rank of Sergeant First Class.  He was a Special Agent with the FBI for 31 years and after retirement in 1996 conducted background inquiries for security clearances for the FBI and other federal agencies for the next 20 years.  He was an ac ...

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Amado Pio Diaz - FEB 08, 2022

Amado Pio Diaz

Amado Pio Diaz, 92, husband of Gladys Estevez Diaz passed away on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at Buckingham South.  A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 11, 2022 in Greenwich Cemetery.  ...

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Sarah Ford Oetgen MAY 11, 1930 - FEB 08, 2022

Sarah Ford Oetgen

Sarah Ford Oetgen, passed at age 91 on February 8, 2022.  She is survived by her eldest son, William Eugene "Gene" Oetgen of Savannah; granddaughter, Tori Oetgen Campbell (Phillip); and great grandchildren, Grant and Miles Campbell, all of Atlanta; nieces, nephews, great nieces and other relatives. She is preceded in death by her wonderful husband of 57 years, Joseph William "Joe" Oetgen, Sr.; brother William Eugene Ford (killed in WWII); sisters Frances Henderson, Diane Strickland, and Margerite Arnett; nephew Dick Oetgen; and son Joseph William “Jody&rdqu ...

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Suzanna Edenfield Crawford - FEB 07, 2022

Suzanna Edenfield Crawford

Suzanna Edenfield Cowart Crawford died on Monday, February 7, 2022, after a short illness. She is loved dearly by family, friends, fellow church worshippers, Emmaus family, and co-workers, and we will miss her dearly. Suzanna was born December 12, 1954, to Lowell and Louise Edenfield. She was a longtime member of Compassion Christian Church and had served many years in the Henderson Campus Children’s Ministry, and was a longtime member of a Tuesday night Bible Study group. She was also involved in the Walk to Emmaus ministry for many years. Suzanna initially planned to become a nur ...

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James Brian Marchbanks SEP 03, 1976 - FEB 07, 2022

James Brian Marchbanks

James Brian Marchbanks, 45, entered eternal rest on Monday, February 7, 2022 at Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern, NC. The Savannah native was born on September 3, 1976 and was a 1995 graduate of Benedictine Military School. He was a U.S. Marine Corp veteran and ran a successful woodworking business.  Brian was preceded in death by his father, Savannah Police Officer James Franklin Marchbanks. He leaves behind his mother, Brenda Crawford Marchbanks and his surrogate father, Jimmy Hieronymus.  Funeral service will be held at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, February 14, 2022 at F ...

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Anne Lee Tyree Kolman NOV 20, 1932 - FEB 06, 2022

Anne Lee Tyree Kolman

Anne Lee Tyree Kolman, 91, died peacefully with her daughters by her side, Sunday, February 6, 2022. The family wishes to thank the doctors, nurses & staff at Memorial Hospital for their kindness during her last days. Born November 20, 1930, in Norfolk, VA to the late Annie Robertson Tyree and Harold Lee Tyree, she spent her early days in Charlotte, NC, before moving to Savannah in 1942.  She was a 1949 graduate of Savannah High School and Crawford Long Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1952.  Anne worked as a private duty nurse for many years prior to her career as an ...

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Justin M. "J" Chall - FEB 06, 2022

Justin M.

Justin Michael Chall, 44, passed away Sunday, February 6, 2022.  To his friends and family, he was “J”.  J was born June 23, 1977 in St. Louis, MO to Kenneth Chall and Stella McClure.  He served in the United States Marine Corps, and worked as an Avionics Lead at Gulfstream Aerospace for almost 10 years.  J loved music and played many instruments, including the guitar.  He also played Roller Hockey.  J will be remembered as a man who was larger than life, with a loving and caring heart. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Ch ...

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Joyce Dodd Smith AUG 28, 1931 - FEB 05, 2022

Joyce Dodd Smith

Joyce Dodd Smith, 90, of Columbia, South Carolina passed away on February 5, 2022 at the Station Exchange Senior Care Center in Richmond Hill, Georgia.  Joyce was born on August 28, 1931 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas to Isaac Henry and Lennie Knight Dodd. The family moved to Georgia in 1936. Joyce grew up in Chatham County, and graduated from Savannah High School in 1949. She married the love of her life, Robert Smith, commonly known as Robbie, on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1954. Joyce spent much of her life as a housewife, but also worked as a secretary for Palmer and Cay Insurance ...

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Dr. Gerardus "Jack" Knops OCT 25, 1937 - FEB 05, 2022

Dr. Gerardus

TO VIEW THE LIVESTREAMING OF THE SERVICE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK.  Gerardus Knops (   Dr. Gerardus Maria (Jack) Knops Jack Knops, Ph.D. of Savannah, Georgia died on February 5, 2022 at the age of 84 peacefully at home with his loving family at his side.  Jack was a clinical psychologist who retired as Chief Psychologist from Georgia Regional Hospital at Savannah in 2003 and subsequently spent several years in private practice in Savannah.  Jack had a keen intelligence, abundant curiosity, quick-witted sense of humor, and a passionate commi ...

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Sara Frances Scarboro Heaton SEP 06, 1925 - FEB 05, 2022

Sara Frances Scarboro Heaton

Click here for a livestream of the service: Sara Frances Heaton ( Sara Frances Scarboro Heaton, 96, died February 5, 2022, at Hospice Savannah after a brief illness. Mrs. Heaton was born in September 1925, to the late Bert Scarboro and Mamie Frances Johnson Scarboro, on their family farm in Bulloch County. In 1946, she married George Tillman Heaton when he returned from serving in the South Pacific.  They were married until his death in 1999. She grew up in the Depression years and learned many important lessons about hard work as a child on the farm.  She ...

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Edith Palau Holland - FEB 05, 2022

Edith Palau Holland

Edith Palau Holland, 79, passed away Saturday, February 5, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Hospital after a long illness.  She was born October 14 1942 in Englewood, New Jersey to the late Andrew Gustab Palau and Margaret Whittington Palau.  Edith was a Registered Nurse for over 50 years, working in several different states, to include Connecticut and New York.  She was of the Catholic faith.  She loved cats, and cared for many, one that lived for over 20 years.   She is survived by her husband of 38 years, John F. Holland of Port Wentworth, son, Todd West of R ...

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Kathleen Therese Higgins Orzada - FEB 04, 2022

Kathleen Therese Higgins Orzada

Kathleen Therese Higgins Orzada passed away peacefully on February 4, 2022.  Kathleen was born in Brooklyn, New York to the late Maurice and Christine Higgins.  In addition to her parents, Kathleen was preceded in death by her sister Maureen Higgins and brother Donal Higgins. Kathleen graduated from Bay Ridge High School.  She proudly worked on Wall Street in New York City before moving to Dallas, Texas where she met and then married Edwin Orzada in 1960.  The family moved to Savannah in 1968.  In Savannah, Kathleen was highly involved in her children’s edu ...

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William Ansel (Butch) Daniel - FEB 04, 2022

William Ansel (Butch) Daniel

The perfectly pitched voice of William Ansel "Butch" Daniel was silenced on Friday, Feb. 4, 2022, when he peacefully crossed over to join other members of his family in the next life. A celebration of Butch's life will be held Sunday, February 20, 2022, at 2 pm at Tubby's Tank House in Thunderbolt. Fox & Weeks Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. It was Mr. Daniel's wish to be cremated. Born January 21, 1951, in Thomaston, GA to William "Bill" Daniel and Lucille Williams Daniel. Butch was a happy, shy child who exhibited musical talent early on. ...

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Harold Glover - FEB 03, 2022

Harold Glover

Harold Glover passed away peacefully at the age of 94 on February 3, 2022. Harold was born in Stillmore, GA to the late Fred C. Glover and Ruth Kennedy Glover. In addition to his parents, Harold was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Betty Burnside Glover; brothers, Fred Glover and his twin, Harry Glover; sisters, Mary Glover Stephens and Catherine Glover Cox; and many nieces and nephews. Harold is survived by his children, David Glover, Amy Glover-Giusto and her husband Victor; grandchildren, Nicholas and Michael Giusto. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Janice ...

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Margaret Ann Drawdy Szeker MAR 30, 1932 - FEB 02, 2022

Margaret Ann Drawdy Szeker

Margaret Ann Drawdy Szeker, 89, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 surrounded by her loving family. Margaret was born on March 30, 1932 in Savannah to the late John B. and Elizabeth Geilow Drawdy. She attended Commercial High School and was a member of New Life Foursquare Church of Milledgeville for more than thirty years.  Margaret married the late Frank Stephen Seker/Szeker and spent 52 years living the life of a military wife, raising four children, and traveling the country.  She was a loving and devoted mother whose passion was her family.  In a ...

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Walter Hugh O'Leary DEC 26, 1937 - FEB 01, 2022

Walter Hugh O'Leary

Walter Hugh O’Leary passed from this life to his place in heaven on February 1, 2022.  Born in Waltham, Massachusetts on December 26, 1937, Walter was the eldest son of John and Anne (MacInnis) O’Leary and brother to Catherine Spillane and John O’Leary (all predeceased). Walter grew up in Watertown, Mass where he attended St. Patrick’s High School.  He then earned a degree from Boston College where he was a member of Alpha Kappa Psi. Upon graduating from college in 1960, Walter married Shirley Anne (Sampson), became an Army Reservist, and began his nearly f ...

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Jean Clark Smith JUL 23, 1937 - FEB 01, 2022

Jean Clark Smith

Jean Clark Smith joined the Church Triumphant and was reunited with her family on February 1, 2022. Jean was born on July 23, 1937, to Alfred and Margie Clark in Columbus, GA. While her dad was in the Army, Jean lived in Tokyo, Japan, as a child. After graduating from Jordan High School in Columbus, Jean married Donald Clyde Smith, who adored her.Jean and Don were married 53 years when Don died in 2008. During Don’s career with Eastern Airlines, he and Jean lived in Columbus, Peachtree City, and Savannah. While in Columbus, Jean worked for Burnham’s and then two churches, Cas ...

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Theresa Louise Highsmith APR 21, 1941 - JAN 31, 2022

Theresa Louise Highsmith

Theresa L. Highsmith, affectionately known to many as “Miss Lou”, passed away Monday January 31, 2022 at the young age of 80. Lou was born April 21, 1941 in Savannah Georgia to her parents Sandy and Myrtie Sandiford. She resided in Garden City for over 50 years. Her passions in life included gardening, making videos, love of animals, and making people laugh with incredible stories from her life’s journey. Never to be forgotten by her loving partner Dave, her 2 daughters, Terri and Connie, 3 grandchildren Sandy, Sam, and Karlie, and 5 great-grandchildren, along with a lif ...

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Nancy Deal Birkheimer MAY 15, 1948 - JAN 30, 2022

Nancy Deal Birkheimer

On Sunday, January 30, 2022, the Lord received Nancy Deal Birkheimer into His arms after an eight-year battle with Alzheimer’s Disease. She passed away peacefully at the age of 73, in her home surrounded by her family. Nancy was born on May 15, 1948, near Glenville, GA, and attended Jenkins high school in Savannah, GA. Upon graduating with a degree in history from Armstrong State College in 1991, she furthered her education in historical preservation and archeology. She worked at the Georgia Historical Society, and some of her research projects can be found there. In her free time, Na ...

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Captain Thomas A. Tracy JUL 05, 1944 - JAN 29, 2022

Captain Thomas A. Tracy

Captain Thomas Ames Tracy, died peacefully on Saturday, January 29,2022, at NE Ga. Medical Center in Gainesville, Ga. with his loving family at his bedside.  Tom was born in Bristol, CT.on July 5, 1944.  He then moved to New Britain, CT where he grew up and attended Hight School.  In June 1964, Tom enlisted in the United States Air Force.  He was stationed at Hunter Air Force Base in Savannah Ga.  in December of 1964 as a medical technician where he met and married the love of his life for 54 years Margie in May of 1967.  Tom received an honorable discharge fro ...

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Lois Jacqueline (Jackie) Carpenter JUN 27, 1925 - JAN 28, 2022

Lois Jacqueline (Jackie) Carpenter

Lois Jacqueline “Jackie” Carpenter, of Savannah, Ga., entered eternal rest on January 28, 2022, at Hospice of Savannah, surrounded by her family. Born on June 27, 1925 in Sylvania, Ga., Jackie was the second daughter of seven children of Edward Lampkin Bazemore and Lila Encil Bazemore. She helped raise several nieces and nephews before having two children of her own, after finally getting married at the “spinster” age of 23. Jackie worked at Savannah Morning News, Hillcrest Abbey, and retired from Sears Roebuck after 17 years. She and Harry were dedicated members ...

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Deborah Dianne Lucas Reece OCT 10, 1953 - JAN 28, 2022

Deborah Dianne Lucas Reece

Deborah Reece ( for livestream of private family service at 3:30 p.m. on February 4, 2022. Deborah Diane (Lucas) Reece was born on October 31,1953 to Helen Elizabeth (Brown) Lucas in Topeka, Kansas. Deborah was raised in Great Bend, Kansas and moved to Kansas City, Kansas and Portland, Oregon where she raised her family. She retired from Schneider Industries. Deborah was a creative artist with a true gift of drawing as well as a gifted singer. Deborah loved the Lord. To her, the most important gift was her gift of powerful prayer, and she loved sharing her gift with everyone ...

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Joseph W. "Jody" Oetgen, Jr. AUG 12, 1956 - JAN 27, 2022

Joseph W.

Joseph William “Jody” Oetgen, Jr., age 65, passed away on January 27, 2022 at Candler Hospital in Savannah, GA with his mother Sarah at his side. In addition to his mother, Sarah Oetgen of Savannah, Jody is survived by his Brother William Eugene “Gene” Oetgen of Savannah; his niece Tori (Phillip) Campbell and great nephews Grant and Miles Campbell of Atlanta; and numerous cousins. He is preceded in death by his father Joseph William Oetgen, Sr.; cousin Dick Oetgen; Aunts Frances Henderson, Diane Strickland, and Margerite Arnett; and his Grandparents Alec and Mamie Fo ...

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Shirley Ann Bryant Hall - JAN 27, 2022

Shirley Ann Bryant Hall

Shirley Ann Bryant Hall, 71, passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at Candler Hospital.  The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 7, 2022 at Savannah New Covenant Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 5100 LaRoche Ave.  The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow in Hillcrest Abbey West Cemetery.   The full obituary will be published as soon as available. ...

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Dr. Charles Allen Warren MAR 28, 1943 - JAN 26, 2022

Dr. Charles Allen Warren

Dr. Charles Allen Warren Savannah, GA Dr. Charles Allen Warren died on the morning of January 26, 2022 in Pooler, Georgia with his wife and daughter at his side. He was born in Millen, Georgia to Allen Johnson Warren and Mildred Rebecca Hooks on March 28, 1943 and later moved to Chicago, Illinois. He was a studious man always burning with curiosity. He grew up a WW2/post WW2 Army brat moving around from Industrial City Gardens, Georgia, to New Jersey, to Connecticut, to Oklahoma to Texas, back to Garden City Georgia. As a boy in the 1950s he was very interested in science. He and his ...

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Mary Stimson McNamara APR 20, 1950 - JAN 26, 2022

Mary Stimson McNamara

Mary Stimson McNamara died peacefully at her winter home in Savannah, GA on Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2022. She died surrounded by her loving family of five children and eight grandchildren. Mary and her husband Read recently moved from Nashville to Savannah. Mr. McNamara served as an Assistant Dean of The Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University from 2010 to 2018. Mary was born in Pasadena, CA on April 20, 1950. She was the eldest of three children born to Nancy Rounds Stimson, native of Auburn, Maine, and Charles Ewing Stimson of Pasadena, CA. She graduated from the Westridge ...

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Charles Hunter Warner, Jr. - JAN 25, 2022

Charles Hunter Warner, Jr.

Charles Hunter Warner Jr., 88, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, surrounded by his loved ones. Charles was a graduate of Armstrong State College in Savannah and an active member of White Bluff Presbyterian Church for nearly 60 years. Charles proudly served his country by joining the U.S. Navy in 1952.  Upon completion of service to his country, he returned to a lifetime career with the railroad. He retired as a CSX (Chessie Seaboard Consolidated) Executive Sales Manager after 44 years.  Charles was restless in his retirement and wanted to continue to be active an ...

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Robert L. Zuccarini - JAN 25, 2022

Robert L. Zuccarini

Robert L. Zuccarini, 88, passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at his residence.  He was born December 15, 1933 in Keota, Missouri to the late Americo and Josephine Bonuchi Zuccarini.  Robert played minor league baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1950’s, and later in life enjoyed playing softball with the Oldtimers League in Savannah.  He retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 1997.  He was an active communicant of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, and a recipient of the Bishop Gartland award, of which he was very proud of.  He is survived by hi ...

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Alice (Cissie) T. Victor JAN 15, 1944 - JAN 25, 2022

Alice (Cissie) T. Victor

Alice T. Victor, affectionately known to her friends and family as ‘Cissie’,  passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, January 25th at the young age of 78 years and 10 days.   Cissie was born Alice Ruth Thompson on January 15th, 1944 in Greensboro, GA to her parents Andrew Dean Thompson and Henrietta Thompson, nee White.  She had three brothers, William, Dean, and Mason Thompson.  Cissie was a majorette in high school and was on Pandora’s Court at The University of Georgia.  After majoring in Journalism, she married and had two children, James Keith ...

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Jerry Douglas Sindler - JAN 24, 2022

Jerry Douglas Sindler

Jerry Douglas Sindler, 71, passed away Monday, January 24, 2022 at Candler Hospital.  He was born December 2, 1950 in Illinois to Jerry C. and Wava Stump Sindler.  Jerry worked for Parson’s Corporation at the Savannah River Site.  He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Debra Sanford Sindler, his four children, Jacque Sindler, Jason Sindler, Vanessa Sindler, and Jordan Vogel, grandchildren, Amee, Christopher, Parker, Greyson, and Alex, as well as four great-grandchildren.   ...

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Ann (Anka) Spodnik Mikuliak - JAN 24, 2022

Ann (Anka) Spodnik Mikuliak

Ann T Mikuliak,  March 5, 1930 – January 24, 2022 Ann (Anka) Spodnik  Mikluliak,  age 91,  went to be with the Lord on Monday, January 24, 2022.   Born in Hastings on the Hudson, in N.Y.  Ann met the love of her life at the Otis Elevator Company in Yonkers, NY.  They married in 1957 and were happily married for 43 years.   She was a resident of Rivervale, NJ prior to her and Bill moving to Savannah, GA in 1993.     Beloved wife of the late William “Bill” Mikuliak who passed away in 2000.  Devoted a ...

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Jane Patricia Burns NOV 26, 1943 - JAN 24, 2022

Jane Patricia Burns

Jane Patricia Burns, died peacefully on Sunday January 23, 2022 in Savannah, GA with her husband and son at her side.  To know Jane was to know love. Jane was born in Philadelphia, PA on November 26, 1943, the daughter of John Francis "Jack" and Philamay (Deangeles) Flanagan. Jane was raised in Drexel Hill, PA along with her older brother John, and younger siblings Philamay ("Biz"), Patricia (Patsy) and Frank. She graduated from Archbishop Prendergast high school in Drexel Hill in 1961.   Following high school, Jane obtained her nursing degree. She l ...

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William (Bill) Veal JAN 28, 1949 - JAN 24, 2022

William (Bill) Veal

William "Bill" Veal, 72, of Savannah passed away January 24, 2022. For those who knew Bill knew he was an enthusiastic storyteller. His personal story began on January 28, 1949, born to William Nathan and Dorothy Dean Shuman Veal in Savannah. After graduating from Groves High School in Garden City, Bill went on to complete some college and held countless jobs that were included in his storytelling. most notably working in a retail shoe store, serving in the military during the Vietnam War, and finally retiring from the United States Postal Service. William "B ...

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Murray C. Perlman JUL 26, 1932 - JAN 23, 2022

Murray C. Perlman

Murray C. Perlman passed away peacefully the afternoon of January 23rd with the love of his friends and family surrounding him. Murray was born in Savannah, GA on July 26, 1932 to Morris Perlman and Helen Schwartz Perlman. He was a lifelong resident of Savannah and a graduate of Benedictine Military School and Spring Hill College in Alabama. Murray met Wayne Spear at a party in Atlanta in the mid 1960’s. They soon became life partners in a loving relationship that lasted for over 50 years. In 2015 Murray and Wayne were legally married and, in true Savannah tradition, they were ...

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Carol Sue Vitt NOV 30, 1948 - JAN 22, 2022

Carol Sue Vitt

Carol Sue Vitt, 73, of Inverness, FL, passed away January 22, 2022.   Carol was born on November 30, 1948 to Larry and Pearl Vitt in Fostoria, Ohio.  She lived in Fostoria until her high school years, moving to Miami, Florida to live with her beloved brother Larry “Bud” Vitt and his family.  Carol graduated from North Miami Senior High.   After graduation, she met Bill Leftwich and they wed in 1968, going on to have two children, Brian and Jesse. Carol fulfilled a lifelong passion to help people by obtaining her nursing license, graduating fro ...

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John Anthony O'Neil, Jr. - JAN 22, 2022

John Anthony O'Neil, Jr.

John Anthony O’Neil, JR, passed peacefully on Saturday morning, January 22, 2022 surrounded by members of his family. A native Savannahian, John attended Blessed Sacrament School and was a proud graduate of the 1960 class of Benedictine Military School. He attended Armstrong Junior College and was a 1965 graduate of The Georgia Institute of Technology. He immediately entered his banking career, working for First Union in North Carolina. In 1970 he returned to Savannah to join Liberty Mutual Bank (Suntrust) where he remained until he retired in 2008. During these years John was invol ...

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Genevieve Pinckney O'Connor AUG 18, 1929 - JAN 22, 2022

Genevieve Pinckney O'Connor

Genevieve Pinckney O’Connor died peacefully in her home surrounded by family on January 22nd, 2022. Genevieve was born August 18, 1929 in Pinckney Colony, SC to Annie Haye and Joseph Oliveris Pinckney. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Daniel “Doc” O’Connor Jr, daughters, Mary Christina O’Connor Mock and Ellen O’Connor Ripley, great-grandson, Patrick “Pate” Joseph O’Connor III and siblings: Frances, Marie, Betty, Clara, Ollie, Linny, Carroll and Butch Lowenthal. Genevieve attended Saint Vincent’s Acade ...

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William "Bill" R. Klein OCT 19, 1949 - JAN 22, 2022


William “Bill” R. Klein, 72, died January 22, 2022 Born in Columbus, Ohio on October 19, 1949, he lived in Savannah most of his life. Graduated from Jenkins High School. Went to Armstrong College for many years just to be the tennis court supervisor and finally graduated with a BS in Business. He retired from the Army National Guard. He pursued his dream of flying, becoming a private pilot. He was well liked and respected at the airport. His other passion was going to the shooting range with friends, nephews, and nieces. He enjoyed sitting by the pond with his pond buddies. H ...

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Joyce Gupton Hutchinson NOV 13, 1931 - JAN 21, 2022

Joyce Gupton Hutchinson

Joyce Gupton Hutchinson, 90, died peacefully on Friday, January 22, 2022. Born in Atlanta, GA on November 13, 1931 to the late Ford and Alexa Bowen Gupton, Joyce lived most of her life in Savannah. She retired from C&S Bank on Bull Street after many years of service.  Joyce loved her family and friends. She especially enjoyed creating memories with her children and grandchildren as they traveled the country in an RV.   In addition to her parents, Joyce was predeceased by her husband, Merle David Hutchinson.  She leaves behind to cherish her memory, a son and ...

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Janet M. Evans MAY 08, 1935 - JAN 21, 2022

Janet M. Evans

Janet M. Evans (nee Anderson) went to her eternal home on January 21, 2022 at the age of 86 years.  She was the beloved wife of the late Michael C. Evans; dearest mother of Ann (Dr. Patrick) Helfenbein, Mary (Mark) Monson, Carol (Brian) West, and Paul Evans; devoted grandmother of Patrick and Sharon Helfenbein, George and Laura West, Lydia and David Evans; dear sister of Madeline (Dr. Martin) White and dear sister-in-law to Sue (late John) Sullivan.  She is further survived by other nieces, nephews, and friends.     Janet lived the last 8 years of her life in assiste ...

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Glenda (Enda) Sue Harden Anderson AUG 10, 1940 - JAN 20, 2022

Glenda (Enda) Sue Harden Anderson

Glenda “Enda” Sue Harden Anderson, died peacefully on Thursday, January 20, 2022 surrounded by members of her family.  Glenda was a very kind, special lady and it was obvious the moment you met her. Glenda was the youngest of three daughters born on August 10, 1940 to J.L. and Allene Harden in Laurens County, Georgia. She attended Stilson Elementary, Southeast Bulloch High School and graduated from Georgia Southern University and the University of Georgia graduate program. She was a Business Education public school teacher and retired after 35 years, the last 32 at Clarke C ...

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Herschel Lee Siebert, Sr. - JAN 19, 2022

Herschel Lee Siebert, Sr.

Herschel Lee Siebert, Sr., (94) passed away on 19 Jan 2022.  He was born on 7 Feb 1927, in Charleston, SC, to Theodore Charles Siebert, Sr and Carolyn Elizabeth Sires Siebert.  His family moved to Savannah in the early 1930s.  Herschel attended Chatham County Public Schools and graduated from Commercial High School.  As a Boy Scout, he achieved the rank of Eagle and obtained the God and Country award.  He also served as Scoutmaster.  Herschel served in the U.S. Army, and obtained the rank of Sergeant in the Army’s 57th Field Artillery, 7th Infantry Division ...

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James S. Domnitz - JAN 19, 2022

James S. Domnitz

James Steven (Jim) Domnitz beloved husband, father, grandfather, passed away at Candler Hospital, Savannah, Georgia on Wednesday, January 19th. Jim passed away after a long and brave battle with Parkinson’s Disease and Type 1 Diabetes. Jim was often compared to Rocky Balboa for the way he faced the challenges his health afflictions brought to his life. Rocky was also his favorite movie hero.   Jim’s life’s work included being a dedicated small business owner of Studio D Photography, in Greenville, South Carolina; home to his Family for 23 years. His achievements ...

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Richard Miranda JUN 23, 1929 - JAN 18, 2022

Richard Miranda

Richard Miranda, 92, died peacefully at home on January 18, 2022 surrounded by his daughter, Mary, and son-in-law, Bob and under the loving care of the Kindred Hospice staff. Richard was born June 23, 1929, in Bayamon, Puerto Rico to Adrian and Hortensia Miranda.  As a child, Richard’s family moved to Manhattan, NY, where he graduated from The High School of Commerce.  After graduation, Richard attended Columbia University.  In 1948, Richard joined the United States Air Force.  As a 20-year veteran, Richard was a decorated Korean War Veteran and an instrumental par ...

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Esther (Essie) Dismukes Guy FEB 28, 1959 - JAN 18, 2022

Esther (Essie) Dismukes Guy

Esther Dismukes Guy “Essie” passed peacefully on January 18, 2022 after a brief illness. She was born in Thomasville, Georgia on February 28, 1959. Essie graduated from Thomasville High School in Thomasville, Georgia and went on to study Recreational Therapy at Georgia Southwestern College in Americus, Georgia. Essie was a Recreational Therapist at Georgia Regional Hospital for 22 years before retiring. Growing up, Essie loved playing softball and being on the swim team. All of her summers were spent in Panacea and Cape San Blas where she joined family for various boating act ...

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John Derrick Hinely - JAN 17, 2022

John Derrick Hinely

John Derrick Hinely, 95, died peacefully on Monday, January 17th, in the home that he built, surrounded by his loving family and friends. John was born in Marlow, GA on June 2, 1926, the eldest of 4 sons of Ila & John Ralston Hinely. Preceded in death by his loving wife, Iris Williams Hinely, his parents, and brothers William K. Hinely, Bernard R. Hinely. John’s surviving family members are his two daughters, Pamela Hinely Waters (James) Jo Beth Hinely Fuller (Steven), his youngest brother Lance, (Jimmy) Hinely, three grandsons, Christopher Brett Waters (Julie), John Dustin All ...

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John William Manders FEB 15, 1938 - JAN 17, 2022

John William Manders

John William Manders, age 83, died January 17, 2022 at Memorial Health University Medical Center.  He was born in Putnam, Connecticut, and had lived in Savannah many years.  He was retired from the Savannah News/Press after many years of service. He is preceded in death by his son, Scott Brown; his parents, John Eugene and Martha Harper Manders; and siblings, Leroy Manders, Marty Manders, Theron Manders, Patricia Manders, and Willard Manders. Surviving are his wife, Nancy Paulsen Manders of Savannah; sons, Mark Manders of Deerfield Beach, Fl., David (Shari) Manders of Beec ...

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Dr. Benjamin Abbott McReynolds JUL 01, 1924 - JAN 17, 2022

Dr. Benjamin Abbott McReynolds

Click Here to Livestream Dr. Benjamin Abbott McReynolds was born on July 1, 1924, to Rev Joseph B McReynolds and Maida Johnson McReynolds in Shafter Lake, Texas. He grew up in the Panhandle and South Plains of Texas as the son of a Methodist minister.  He attended Texas Tech and University Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. During medical school he was activated to the Army Special Training Unit in WWII at the age of 19. In 1945 he married Anna Barrington with whom he had three children.   He later served as a battalion surgeon in the Korean War and then the US Army Reser ...

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Vera Deal - JAN 17, 2022

Vera Deal

Vera Deal was a small and mighty person who was beloved by her family and will be well missed. She required very little of life and returned more than her share of good to the world. Her intelligence, kindness, and unfailing can-do attitude carried her through her long life. Upon graduating high school, she left the tiny town where she grew up to move to the big city of Memphis on her own to pursue a career during World War II. There, she put herself through business college and worked as a stylish office manager until she married her husband, Kenneth LeRoy Deal. Their first child, Deborah, wa ...

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David Keith Kelley AUG 09, 1951 - JAN 17, 2022

David Keith Kelley

David Keith Kelley, 70, died peacefully January 17, 2022, following a brief illness.  David was born in Syracuse, New York, but grew up in Savannah.   After graduating from Savannah Country Day School he attended Armstrong State College, achieving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987. David retired from Lowe’s Home Improvement in 2013, but he was known primarily for his big heart and his ministry to the less fortunate.  After retirement David worked as a musician and minister with the Community of St. Joseph, an outreach of the Episcopal Church to the homeless in Savannah. ...

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Joan Saturday Brogdon - JAN 16, 2022

Joan Saturday Brogdon

Joan Saturday Brogdon passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022 in Savannah.  Joan, a native of Savannah, was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, Clayton Brogdon, Sr.; her parents, Robert and Willie Saturday; her brother, Bill Saturday; and her twin sister, Jean Jeffries. Joan had a passion for the Lord and enjoyed serving him in many ways.  She retired as secretary to the Director of Missions, Savannah Baptist Association. She is survived by her sons, Clayton, Jr. (Tina) of Savannah, GA, Ricky (La’Ree) of Cumming, GA; Survivors also include four grandchildren; and s ...

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Thomas Albert "Tim" Callahan, Jr. NOV 27, 1936 - JAN 16, 2022

Thomas Albert

Thomas Albert. Callahan Jr. (Tim), 85 years of age was born to Thomas Albert Callahan (Tom) and Evelyn Callahan and raised in Pittsburgh PA. Tim was married on May 27, 1961 for 61 years of togetherness to the love of his life, Alice. She had preceded his death by 13 days as he could not live without her and are together again in heaven. They raised three children, Patrick, Michael, and Laura and have five grandchildren, Chelsey, Ashley, Kristen, Lexie, and Joshua, whom they both adored. One great, great child is on her way.  He is also survived by his sister, Bonnie, and brother, Bill. ...

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Richard "Dick" Nichols APR 01, 1925 - JAN 16, 2022


Richard “Dick” Nichols passed away in his sleep at his Wilmington Island home on Jan 16, 2022. Richard was the fourth of five children born in Natick, MA to Henry and Greta Rice Nichols on April 1,1925. After graduation from Natick High School in 1943, Dick enlisted in the United States Army. After pilot training in the Midwest, he became a member of the Army Air Corp.  He then flew many recovery and transport missions throughout Western Europe to include Strasbourg,  Vienna , Paris and Prague helping repatriate fallen American Service members until his discharg ...

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Clarence Earl Hester, Jr. MAR 01, 1929 - JAN 16, 2022

Clarence Earl Hester, Jr.

Earl Hester passed away on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at Tranquility at Kennesaw Mountain, Marietta, Georgia.  Earl was born in Savannah, the eldest son of C.E (Sr.) and Evelyn (Witherington) Hester.  Earl graduated from the Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Ga., attended the Citadel in Charleston, SC, before serving four years in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.  He went on to receive a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia. On April 25, 1953, Earl married the former Illena Cox at Savannah Primitive Baptist Church in Savannah. They ...

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Debra Patricia Ketterman - JAN 15, 2022

Debra Patricia Ketterman

Debra Patricia Ketterman, 67, passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022 in Savannah.  She was born August 7, 1954 to the late Robert I. and Grace Rooks Ketterman.  Debra graduated from Robert W.  Groves High School, and worked for the Georgia Skin and Cancer Clinic for many years. She is survived by her brother, Robert Ketterman (Antonio) of West Hollywood, California, and her sister, Carol Hodges of Savannah.  A private family service will be held at a later date.   ...

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Juanita Bragg Corey MAR 30, 1924 - JAN 15, 2022

Juanita Bragg Corey

Thank You Lord for sharing this wonderful Lady with us, my mom, Juanita Bragg Corey.  She was born March 30, 1924 in Brundidge, Alabama to farmers, James Porter and Lois Bragg, and passed away Saturday, January 15, 2022 in Savannah, GA.  She has a sister Doris Bragg Melton of Savannah, GA, and a brother, James Owen Bragg (deceased) of Enterprise, Alabama.  The three siblings grew up as farmer’s children during the “Great Depression” with their chores to perform before school and after school.  Mom said “they didn’t have much, but they had enoug ...

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Patricia Lebeaux SEP 23, 1923 - JAN 15, 2022

Patricia Lebeaux

Patricia Lebeaux passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2022, in Savannah, GA at the age of 98.  Pat was born on September 23, 1923, in Gardner, MA.  She was the Vice President of her high school class, graduating from Gardner High School in 1941.  Following high school, she attended nursing school at Henry Heywood Memorial Hospital, graduating as the president of her class in 1944.  She maintained her nursing license for the next 74 years, finally allowing it to expire on her 95th birthday.  During her long career in nursing, she served as Head Nurse, Hospital Sup ...

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Barbara Jean Burke Fox - JAN 14, 2022

Barbara Jean Burke Fox

Barbara Jean Burke Fox, 83, passed away Friday, January 14, 2022 at Memorial Health.  She was born April 26, 1938 in North Carolina to the late Jesse and Isabelle Dow Burke.  A graduate of Armstrong College of Savannah, she founded BJ Fox Field Research, a company she ran for nearly 45 years. An active member of St. James Catholic Church, she enjoyed singing in the choir for over 40 years, serving her Lord and Savior. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Saundra Leon. “Baba” as she was affectionately called by her family, is survived ...

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Dale Alan Galley MAR 24, 1949 - JAN 14, 2022

Dale Alan Galley

Dale Galley passed away peacefully on Friday, January 14th, 2022 at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Ga.  surrounded by his loving family.  He was born in Grinnell, Iowa on March 24, 1949 and moved to Penfield, NY in 195 6 where he lived until he joined the Navy and spent 6 years aboard the aircraft carrier, Franklin D. Roosevelt.      He was predeceased in death by his parents Tom and DeeDee Galley, and brothers Dave and Bruce Galley.  He leaves behind his wife of 36 years, Eileen; three children, Jennifer Majewski (Jeff) of Amherst, ...

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John Barry Russell APR 11, 1969 - JAN 14, 2022

John Barry Russell

John Barry Russell, 52, of Savannah, GA, passed away on January 14, 2022. “Barry” was born on April 11, 1969, to John Russell and Sharon Forbes Russell in Savannah, GA. He attended St. James Catholic School and went on to graduate from Benedictine Military School in 1987. He then went on to study at The University of Georgia and completed his B.S. in Criminal Justice from Armstrong State University. In addition to having an entrepreneurial spirit, Barry worked in electrical sales and financial services in several locations, including Chattanooga TN., Savannah, GA., Beaufort, SC. ...

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Frederick Feus, III MAR 29, 1956 - JAN 13, 2022

Frederick Feus, III

To view a livestream of the service, please click the link below. Frederick Feus, III, 65, passed away on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at his home in Richmond Hill.  He was born March 29, 1956 in Savannah, son of Frederick “Bubber” Feus, Jr. and Judy Feus.  The longtime resident of Richmond Hill was a 1974 graduate of Jenkins High School.  Mr. Feus was a pipefitter for over 41 years with Local #188 where he was also business manager.   He was most comfortable boating on the waters of Savannah and Richmon ...

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Elijah Joel Leggett DEC 20, 1972 - JAN 13, 2022

Elijah Joel Leggett

Thursday morning, the 13th day of January 2022, Elijah Joel Leggett, 49, bid farewell to his journey with Pancreatic Cancer with the strength, comfort, and love of his sisters by his side holding his hands. In his youth, Eli loved surfing, skateboarding, and “Freestyling” on his BMX with his brothers and friends. No amount of broken bones deterred him, he always came back for “more”! Envision shaggy blond hair, bright blue eyes, a goofy smile wearing his cut up t-shirt and vans beat-boxing and breakdancing and that’s his youth. His late teens were days filled i ...

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Elizabeth (Libbie) Gummey Cluett JUL 04, 1939 - JAN 13, 2022

Elizabeth (Libbie) Gummey Cluett

Cluett, Elizabeth (Libbie) Gummey died peacefully at home after a long illness on January 13th 2022, in Savannah, Georgia.  Fittingly, Libbie was born on the 4th of July,1939, and celebrated each day as an opportunity to expand her knowledge, passions, and circle of friends. Clever, warm, and humorous, Libbie was a cherished member of many communities and will be remembered for her intellect and dry -- often self-deprecating -- wit. Born and raised in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, Libbie was the eldest daughter of Frank and Madeline Gummey and sibling of Jenifer Gajdalo and Frank B. Gumme ...

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Mary Leggett Kelley JUN 15, 1928 - JAN 12, 2022

Mary Leggett Kelley

Mary Leggett Kelley passed away peacefully in her sleep January 12, 2022 due to complications from dementia. A native Savannahian, she was born June 15, 1928 and was a graduate of Richard B. Arnold High School. Mary was a gracious southern lady who loved her family deeply. She thoroughly enjoyed the beach (even though she could not swim), was an avid cook, a voracious reader and lover of tennis. A lifelong Catholic, Mary was a parishioner of St. Peter the Apostle Church on Wilmington Island. For a number of years, she volunteered at St. Joseph’s Hospital managing the gift shop. Mary a ...

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Bonnie Todd Green AUG 11, 1946 - JAN 12, 2022

Bonnie Todd Green

Bonnie Todd Green, age 75, died January 12, 2022 at her residence in Atlanta from natural causes.  She was a native of Savannah, had lived in New York City, and lived for an extended time in Atlanta.  She formerly worked as a flight attendant, then as a clerical assistant, before becoming disabled.  She was of the Catholic faith. Surviving are cousins, Todd Bullock, Thema Gene Piland, Linda Greenway, and Jackie Walker; and an aunt, Marie Todd. A graveside service and burial will be Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Bonaventure Cemetery. ...

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Laura Maree Rosenblum DEC 07, 1929 - JAN 11, 2022

Laura Maree Rosenblum

Laura Maree Rosenblum, 92, of Savannah, Georgia passed away peacefully on January 11, 2022.  Laura was born on December 7, 1929, in Charleston, SC.  She was raised in Moncks Corner and Charleston.  In 1948, Laura graduated from Memminger School and subsequently attended the University of South Carolina before taking a position at St. Catherine’s School in Richmond, VA.  She met her future husband, Don “Rosie” Rosenblum, while he was a cadet at The Citadel in Charleston and in 1954 they were married at the St. Catherine’s Chapel.  An Army spou ...

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Patricia Jenkins Jeffers - JAN 11, 2022

Patricia Jenkins Jeffers

Patricia Dell Jenkins Jeffers, 79, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Memorial Health.  She was born May 10, 1942 in Augusta, GA to the late Avery Augustus and Martha Council Jenkins.  Mrs. Jeffers graduated from Savannah High School and was the co-owner of American Electric Company alongside her husband.  She never met a stranger, and was loved by everyone that knew her.  She especially loved her very large family unconditionally.  Patricia had a strong Christian faith and loved the Lord with all her heart.    In addition to her parents, she was pre ...

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Lynell Williams Gay DEC 05, 1933 - JAN 11, 2022

Lynell Williams Gay

Lynell W. Gay, 88, died Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Piedmont Newnan Hospital.  She was born on December 5, 1933 in Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia.  She was one of three children born to John W. Williams and Neta Snow Williams, the middle child and only daughter, and she cherished her brothers, Quinton and Jack. She moved to Savannah in 1952, and would call Savannah home for the next sixty-nine years. She began her career working at Southern Bell and retired in 1982 after 30 years of service.  After retirement, she continued to work and was employed by John Manville Company ...

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Carla Bland Rothman - JAN 11, 2022

Carla Bland Rothman

Carla Bland Rothman, 64, passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Hospice Savannah.  She was born May 13, 1957 to the late Carlos Asbury and Mary Lou Bland.  Carla worked for Memorial Health University for over 20 years, and currently loved working for Gulfstream Aerospace.  Carla had a special love for all her chihuahuas, taking care of her fruit trees and garden, and especially keeping up with her daughter.     She is survived by her daughter, Jherra Filer, her grandson, Dominick, her sister, Karen Donell, her brother, Kenny Bland and his wife Nina Bland ...

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Edith Moore Kuhlke - JAN 10, 2022

Edith Moore Kuhlke

Edith Moore Kuhlke passed away on January 10, 2022. The lifelong Savannah resident was born in 1926 to Bernhardt and Frances Parker Kuhlke. After graduating from Savannah High School and Armstrong Junior College, she was employed by the National Gypsum Company and the Savannah Morning News. She was a member of the First Christian Church and the United Daughters of the Confederacy. In addition to her parents, Edith was predeceased by her siblings Bernhardt Kuhlke, Jr., Mary Alice Anderson, Marie Donaldson, Elizabeth Kuhlke, and Werner C. Kuhlke Sr. Edie is survived by eight nieces and ...

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Mark D. Todd - JAN 10, 2022

Mark D. Todd

Mark Douglas Todd, 72, passed away Monday, January 10, 2022 at Memorial Health.  He was born June 1, 1949 in Dayton, Ohio to the late Leonard and Delores Todd.  He attended Virginia Tech and Duke University, where he graduated with a master’s degree in chemical engineering.  Mark retired from Kemira as a Chemical Engineer, and then continued working as a consultant with companies in Georgia and Florida.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Douglas Todd. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Peggy Todd ...

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Janet Dickinson Brown - JAN 10, 2022

Janet Dickinson Brown

Janet Dickinson Brown, 84, passed away on Monday, January 10, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Jason B. and Valerie Brown of Savannah; brother, James Dickinson (Janet) of Ohio; grandsons, Connor and Tyler Brown of Savannah and nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Brown was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel M. “Pete” Brown and sister, June Smith. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.   ...

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David Ross Beall JUN 16, 1952 - JAN 08, 2022

David Ross Beall

David Ross Beall, 69, passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Memorial University Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. David was born in Savannah June 16, 1952 to Y. Allen Beall and Mary Nease Beall.  He graduated from Jenkins High School in 1970, and Armstrong State College in 1974 with a degree in Business Administration. David’s career as a Purchasing Agent began at Certainteed Plant in Garden City and continued at Gulfstream and Roper Manufacturing.  He recently retired as Contracts Administrator after 26 years with former Savannah Electric/Georgia Power ...

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Joyce Tiernan O'Rourke APR 08, 1939 - JAN 07, 2022

Joyce Tiernan O'Rourke

“It’s been a great life”, Joyce remarked to her children Matthew (Mary) Tiernan O’Rourke of San Marcos, TX and daughter Cara Margaret O’Rourke of Skidaway Island, GA. Both replied “I love you Mom”. Sadly, Joyce passed away shortly after, due to a long illness, on January 7, 2022… With both her son and daughter by her side. Born April 8, 1939 to John and Margaret Tiernan, Joyce was a Jersey girl. She grew up in the picturesque town of Glen Ridge, NJ with her two brothers Jack (Helene) and Barry (Nancy), and her younger sister Sue (Dave). She h ...

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Frances Eleanor Phillips Gordon JUN 18, 1928 - JAN 06, 2022

Frances Eleanor Phillips Gordon

Frances Eleanor Phillips Gordon, age 93, passed away on January 6, 2022 at Memorial Health University Medical Center. Prior to her retirement, she worked as a certified nursing assistant, caring for others in nursing homes. She loved going to flea markets, loved eating, and loved her cats and dogs, who miss her terribly. Surviving are her son, Franklin Atkinson; sisters, Dorothy Clanton and Mary Pickett; and brother, Frederick Phillips.  A memorial graveside service will be held Tuesday, January 11, at 11:00 a.m., at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.  ...

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Garner C. Mobley, Jr. - JAN 05, 2022

Garner C. Mobley, Jr.

Garner Cyrell Mobley, Jr. passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, January 5th at his home on Wilmington Island. Garner was known as “Sonny” by his friends and family and “Sonshine” to his grandchildren. Sonny was born on June 4, 1940 at the former Telfair Hospital in downtown Savannah. He attended Charles Ellis Elementary School, Washington Avenue Junior High, and graduated from Savannah High School in 1958. After his senior high school football season, Sonny was invited to play in the 1958 GACA North-South Allstars football game in Atlanta. He began his ...

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Jane Fraser Bowen - JAN 05, 2022

Jane Fraser Bowen

Jane Fraser Bowen died peacefully Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at her home.  She leaves behind her husband of 64 years, William E. Bowen of Savannah, three children, Donald Fraser Bowen (Catherine) of Richmond Hill, GA, William Andrew Bowen (Melissa) of Savannah, and Rebecca Bowen Boggs (Karl) of Virginia Beach, VA, grandchildren, Lennox Boggs, Stiles Bowen (Tia), Mason Bowen, Margaret Boggs, Evelyn Bowen, Woodrow Alexander Bowen, and several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Bowen taught first grade for 15 years at St. Simons Elementary, and was member of the Wesley United Methodist Church ...

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Susan Charland Andrews - JAN 05, 2022

Susan Charland Andrews

Susan Leslie Charland Andrews, 74, passed away Wednesday, January 5, 2022 in Savannah.  She was born November 25, 1947 in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.  Mrs. Andrews worked for Home Depot, and when her children were young, she worked with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts. She was of the Catholic faith. She was preceded in death by her brother, Andre Andrews. She is survived by two daughters, Eileen Boyd, and Gwen Anderson (Tim), two sons, Malcolm “Cole” Andrews (Deborah), and Tim Andrews (Ying), and brother, Joseph Charland. A private family prayer service was held Sund ...

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Alice Bernadette Cagney Callahan DEC 21, 1941 - JAN 04, 2022

Alice Bernadette Cagney Callahan

The sun rose on December 21, 1941, the day Alice Bernadette (Cagney) Callahan was born and set on January 4, 2022 where she gracefully entered heaven greeted by her heavenly Father, parents, sisters, and brothers whom preceded her in death.  I am sure a party commenced upon her arrival as she sang her favorite tunes. She was a great Mother…..she managed to raise up 3 children, two boys, Patrick and Michael and daughter Laura Currie, without too many broken bones and detentions.  She was a fantastic taxi driver way before Uber, provided billons of hot meals and brown bag lun ...

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Walter B. Weil - JAN 02, 2022

Walter B. Weil

Walter B. Weil, 71, died at his home on Sunday, January 2, 2022. Walter was born in Thunderbolt, GA to Frank and Selma (Sachs) Weil on March 31, 1950, and was proud to call Thunderbolt his home for his entire life.  He graduated from Benedictine Military School in 1968 and went on to receive a BA in Political Science from Georgia Southern.  In 1977, Walter married Ann Tilton of Tybee Island. He was employed by Alloy Industrial Contracting, a family away from home, for over 15 years until joining local #1475.  Walter retired from the ports in 2020 as a respected peer and me ...

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Judie C. Bridges - JAN 02, 2022

Judie C. Bridges

Judie C. Bridges, 71, passed away on Sunday, January 2, 2022 at Memorial University Medical Center.  Surviving are her husband, Thomas M. Bridges and granddaughter, Jessica Bridges Holloway.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 13, 2022 in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. ...

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Irving Eugene Gordon AUG 02, 1930 - JAN 02, 2022

Irving Eugene Gordon

Irving Eugene Gordon died Saturday January 1st, 2022, peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife, Charlotte Jeanette Gaston -Gordon, sister Joyse Marshall, sister Mariah Nelson, sister Mary L Jones, and Elise Napier.  Gene was born in Brooklyn New York, August 2, 1930. His parents were, Jeanette E. Wattley-Gordon and George Gordon. He was the oldest of five children.  He is survived by his sister, Ms. Camille Holmes of Bronx, New York and many nieces and nephews.  He was a loving husband and father to his children.  He retired from the Metropolitan Transit  Autho ...

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Bonnie Sue Hosti OCT 01, 1952 - JAN 01, 2022

Bonnie Sue Hosti

Bonnie Sue Hosti passed away on January 1, 2022 at her home on Tybee Island with her husband and daughter at her side. Bonnie was born on October 1, 1952 in Savannah, GA to George and Faye Hosti. She attended St. James School, St. Vincent’s Academy, and the University of Georgia. She was married to Norbert Chandler for forty-four years. They lived at Tybee Island. Bonnie was a speech pathologist with the Chatham County Board of Education for thirty years, with the majority of her career spent at May Howard Elementary School. She loved her work and her students. She loved the outdoors, ...

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William Warren Ashburn, III - DEC 30, 2021

William Warren Ashburn, III

William Warren Ashburn, III, 74 and affectionally known as Wick or Paka Wick, died peacefully on December 30, 2021 after a short battle with Lewy Body dementia. Most of his family was with him when he entered heaven. Born in Savannah, Wick attended Savannah Country Day School, graduated from Newberry College where he was a founding brother of their Kappa Alpha order, and from Mercer Law School.  He practiced law in Savannah as a founding partner of Ashburn, Beckmann and Lewis until 1985.  In 1982, Wick and Marjorie Manley Ashburn, also of Savannah, were married and soon moved to o ...

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Martha Turner Watson SEP 30, 1978 - DEC 30, 2021

Martha Turner Watson

  Click here to view the live stream of Martha's service. Link will be active on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 1:45 p.m. Martha Turner Watson, 43, was lost unexpectedly on December 30, 2021, leaving a legacy of uncommon strength and determination that will always be remembered by her family and friends. Born on September 30, 1978, in Savannah, Ga., she is survived by her wife, Melissa Turner, her children, Haley, Turner, Caroline and Connor; their father, William Watson, III; Melissa’s children, Grace and Claire; her mother, Martha Youmans (Bill); her brother, Stephe ...

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Harry Thomas Shore, V JAN 13, 2005 - DEC 30, 2021

Harry Thomas Shore, V

Harry Thomas Shore, V, 16, died Thursday, December 30, 2021. The native and lifelong resident of Savannah attended Savannah Country Day School and Benedictine Military School. Harry was his happiest when he was hunting and fishing. Many would know him by his beautiful smile. Surviving are his parents, Landon and Harry Shore, IV; sister, Anne Ralston Shore; maternal grandparents, Bill and Julie Lattimore of Savannah; and paternal grandparents, Carey and Ginger Shore of Savannah. Harry was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Eileen Riley Shore; maternal great-grandparents, Bill and ...

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Tamera Kay Eagleburger Price APR 12, 1966 - DEC 29, 2021

Tamera Kay Eagleburger Price

To view a livestream of the service, please click the link below. On December 29th, 2021, Tamera Kay (Eagleburger) Price: wife, mother, sister, and follower of Christ, passed away from breast cancer. At the time of her passing, she was surrounded by her family. Born on April 12th, 1966, in Fair Grove, MO, Tamera was the second child of Carolyn Ray and Larry Eagleburger. After graduating from Buffalo High School in 1984, Tamera attended Drury University in Springfield, MO and graduated with a B.A. in Accounting in 1988. She began her career a ...

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Joseph Chandler Kinsey, Jr. MAY 20, 1933 - DEC 29, 2021

Joseph Chandler Kinsey, Jr.

Joseph Chandler Kinsey, Jr. (Chandler), born May 20, 1933, died peacefully on December 29, 2021 at Azalealand Nursing Home. Chandler was born in Savannah, GA, the only son of Joseph Chandler and Gladys Nelson Kinsey. His father was sent to Brazil with Anderson Clayton Co.  While they lived there, Chandler had the honor of meeting Amelia Earhart when she had dinner at his home.  They returned to Columbus, MS where he grew up, until entering high school at Druid Hills High in Atlanta, GA.  Upon graduation in 1951, he went to Clemson College, graduating with a BS degree in 1955, ...

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Tina Marie Johnson MAY 08, 1972 - DEC 28, 2021

Tina Marie Johnson

Tina Marie Johnson, 49, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 28,2021 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah, GA with her children by her side. Tina was born in Tampa, FL but spent most of her life in Jacksonville, FL until she moved to Effingham County with her fiancé. Tina is preceded in death by two of her daughters, Heather Keen and Brandi Carr; her mother, Patricia Singleton (Jim); and a sister, Pamela Crooms. She is survived by her fiancé, James Fort; father, Allan Crooms (Janie); sisters, Tracy Crooms and Melissa Baxley ...

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Sarah Neville Ernst MAY 15, 1921 - DEC 28, 2021

Sarah Neville Ernst

Sarah Lanier Neville Ernst, 100, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at Memorial University Medical Center.  She was born May 15, 1921 in Glennville, GA to the late Bennie and Levy Neville.  She was retired from SunTrust Bank in 1981, was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Temple, and the Chapel Sunday School class. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Howard L. Ernst, Jr., brother, Eldred Neville, and her sisters, Lois Nichols and Bea Veale. Mrs. Ernst is survived by her daughter, Sherree L. Ernst, son and daughter-in-law, Howard L. Ernst, ...

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Courtney Ross Clark JUL 17, 1924 - DEC 28, 2021

Courtney Ross Clark

Courtney Ross Clark died peacefully at his home in Savannah, Georgia on December 28, 2021.   He was born on July 17, 1924, to his parents, James Patrick and Marjorie Clark, in Jacksonville, Texas. Courtney grew up in a multi-generational home in Troup, Texas, with his sister, Patricia, delivering papers on his beloved horse, Buck, working at the Johnson-Tucker Drug store and graduating as Valedictorian of his class of 1941 at the age of 16. Courtney attended Tyler Junior College and Texas A&M, then decided to enlist in the Army Air Corps Cadet Program in 1943. After bombardier tr ...

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Ronald Elmgren Teeple, Sr. (Ron) FEB 14, 1938 - DEC 28, 2021

Ronald Elmgren Teeple, Sr. (Ron)

Ronald "Ron" Elmgren Teeple, Sr., 83, of Savannah, Georgia died Tuesday morning, December 28, 2021 at home surrounded by his family. Born in Savannah, Ron was a son of the late Charles Alexander Jacobson Teeple, Sr. and the late Mildred Lucile Elmgren Teeple. Ron graduated from Savannah High School and received a scholarship to play football at Furman University before receiving his degree in Accounting from the University of Georgia. After college Ron enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and served six months active duty and six years in reserves. Ron began his accounti ...

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Carrie Henderson MAY 19, 1925 - DEC 28, 2021

Carrie Henderson

Carrie Henderson, 96, of Savannah passed away in the early morning hours of December 28, 2021, at Harmony Assisted Living. Carrie, a Sears Retiree, was born in Goodwater, AL on May 19, 1925, daughter of J.W. and Inez Lacey. She was the oldest of four daughters and the last one to go home to our Lord. A 1942 graduate of Winterboro High School, she married Jack I. Roberts on January 6, 1945, at the end of World War II. Carrie and Jack moved from Columbus to Savannah for Jack’s employment with Union Camp. They were parents to three girls and one son. Carrie was a stay-at-home Mom ...

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Susan Buttimer Coleman - DEC 27, 2021

Susan Buttimer Coleman

Susan Buttimer Coleman died peacefully at her home on Monday December 27, 2021.   Susan was born in Savannah, GA to Martha Sims Buttimer and Patrick Joseph Buttimer, Jr. on April 7, 1956.  Susan attended Blessed Sacrament School and graduated from St. Vincent’s Academy, Class of 1974.  Susan received a Radiology Certification from Memorial Hospital.  After stints in Augusta, Jacksonville and West Palm Beach Susan finished her career as an MRI Technician at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah after thirty-six years of service. Susan’s most important r ...

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Therese Eloise Saunders Leonard MAY 19, 1948 - DEC 27, 2021

Therese Eloise Saunders Leonard

Therese Eloise Saunders Leonard, 73, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Monday, December 27, 2021, the feast of St. John the Beloved, surrounded by her loving sons and family. Therese was born to the late Arthur Lloyd Saunders, Jr. and Theresa Cooper Saunders May 19, 1948 in Savannah, Georgia.  She was raised downtown on Brady and Waldburg Streets in a loving household with many fond memories which she often shared. She attended Cathedral Day School where she excelled in athletics and was a 1966 graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy.  She cherished her education, was a prou ...

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William Daniel "Billy" Reiser MAR 03, 1951 - DEC 26, 2021

William Daniel

Thunderbolt, GA William Daniel “Billy” Reiser, 70, passed away Sunday, December 26, 2021 at Memorial Health University Medical Center with his wife by his side. Billy was born in Savannah on March 3, 1951 to the late Dan and Corine Todd Reiser.  He grew up on Wilmington Island, but had retired to Isle of Armstrong, Thunderbolt. He was a former home builder and loved the construction trade.  He also loved cruises, the beach, outdoor music venues, attending Nascar races, and cheering on UGA football, all with a cold Budweiser in hand. Billy could be stubborn in nat ...

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Lucy Mack Barrett - DEC 26, 2021

Lucy Mack Barrett

Lucy Mack Barrett passed away on December 26, 2021, in Savannah, GA, at the age of 96. She was born Lucy Swann Mack on April 27, 1925, in Atlanta to Joseph Bingham Mack and Lucy Swann Mack. As a child she lived across the South in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Jackson, MS; and Nashville, where she graduated with honors from Hillsboro High School.  In 1946 she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Vanderbilt University, where she joined the Alpha Omicron Pi sorority and would become a lifelong Vandy fan. After a stint working in statistics, she obtained a teaching credential f ...

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Shirley Marguerite Mehrens Rice - DEC 25, 2021

Shirley Marguerite Mehrens Rice

Shirley Marguerite Mehrens Rice, 100, passed away on Christmas morning at Buckingham South.  She was born in Ft. Calhoun, NB, daughter of Henry A. and Marguerite Ketchmark Mehrens.  Mrs. Rice met and married her future husband, Richard L. Rice. a student attending Creighton University Law School, in 1948.  Mrs. Rice was a graduate of the University of Nebraska School of Nursing.   She was a registered nurse for many years having worked at the University Hospital in Augusta GA, Walton Army Hospital in Fort Dix, NJ, Moody Nursing Home in Decatur GA.  While statio ...

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Mary Marlowe Wallace - DEC 25, 2021

Mary Marlowe Wallace

Mary Marlowe Wallace, 95, passed away December 25, 2021 at The Oaks @ Habersham.  She was born December 12, 1926 in Savannah to the late William F. and Madelyn R. Marlowe.  Mrs. Wallace was a longtime member of Calvary Baptist Temple, where she loved working with children in the daycare.  For many years, she also worked at Grove Park Kindergarten and Day Care.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Preston Victor Wallace, and her daughter-in-law, Kay Wallace. Mrs. Wallace is survived by two sons, Edward F. Wallace, and his wife Gloria, ...

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Max Rudesal Dowis FEB 06, 1931 - DEC 24, 2021

Max Rudesal Dowis

Max Rudesal Dowis, 90 of Athens, Georgia passed away peacefully in his sleep on December 24, 2021. He was born on February 6, 1931. His parents were Mr. and Mrs. Earl Dowis of Lavonia, Georgia. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Joyce Craft Dowis; daughter, Dorinda; sons, Mays and Michael (Cindy); and three grandchildren, Cathleen, Thomas, and Nathan, as well as one brother, Ben Dowis and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by two daughters, Deirdre and Emily. Max was a graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in education. He taught and coached football f ...

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Jennifer Anne Pappas Hietanen - DEC 23, 2021

Jennifer Anne Pappas Hietanen

Jennifer Anne Pappas Hietanen, 50, passed away on Thursday, December 23, 2021 surrounded by family. She was born in Bentonville, Arkansas, daughter of Kenneth Pappas and Shannon Mason Clift. She attended elementary school in Bentonville before moving to Fort Smith, AR. After graduating Fort Smith High School, Jennifer attended Westark College receiving an Associate of the Arts degree and later a Bachelor of the Arts, Liberal Arts from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. After obtaining her degrees, she gained vast experience in sales and marketing t ...

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Lou Ada Shonerd MAY 02, 1940 - DEC 23, 2021

Lou Ada Shonerd

Lou Ada Shonerd, 81, died peacefully on Thursday,  December 23, 2021 at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.  The Webster City, IA native was a longtime resident of Cedar Rapids, IA before moving to Savannah. After Lou graduated from Webster City High School in Webster City, she attended the Electronic Radio-Television Institute in Omaha, NE where she trained as a Teletypewriter Operator. Lou moved to Washington, DC to work for the CIA. In Washington, Lou met and fell in love with her future husband, James Shonerd. James and Lou were married on June 5, 1960, they ...

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Evelyn Marie "Penny" Griffin - DEC 23, 2021

Evelyn Marie

Evelyn M. Griffin, 76, died peacefully December 23, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She was born December 5, 1945, in Savannah, the daughter of John Herbert Oldfield Sr. and Evelyn Marie Oldfield (Brown). Penny married the love of her life, Curtis Arnold Griffin, on January 18, 1980. They celebrated 41 years of marriage. She retired from the Chatham County Courthouse. Her pastime included painting, baking, and spending time with family. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, John Allen Barker. Surviving in addition to her husband, Curtis Arnold Griffin, ar ...

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Roddy J. Hatch, Jr. - DEC 23, 2021

Roddy J. Hatch, Jr.

Roddy James Hatch, Jr., widower of Margaret Madison Hatch, passed away Thursday, December 23, 2021 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah, GA at the age of 92 Roddy, born January 5, 1929, was the eldest son of Roddy J. Hatch and Rosemary Paul Hatch. He attended elementary school at Sacred Heart Catholic School and high school at Benedictine Military School, class of 1947. Following high school Roddy served his country in the United States Air Force. On his return to Savannah, he began a career in the train industry beginning with the S&A and the Central of Georgia and retiring w ...

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Elizabeth Traber Brightwell Chappell - DEC 21, 2021

Elizabeth Traber Brightwell Chappell

Elizabeth Traber Brightwell Chappell  1941 - 2021 Betty Chappell, 80, passed away quietly, surrounded by loving family, in Savannah on Tuesday, December 21st, 2021. Betty was born in Athens, Georgia on September 29, 1941 to Eugene Edwin (Captain, US Army, WWII) and Elizabeth Armstrong Traber. Her hometown was Madison, Georgia, where she attended Morgan County High School.   Betty graduated with a BSEd in 1963 from the University of Georgia and was a member of Phi Mu Fraternity, as were her mother, sister, and a daughter. She met her first husband, Charles Sanders Brightwell ...

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Kelly Ann Givens - DEC 21, 2021

Kelly Ann Givens

Kelly Ann Givens, 57, passed away Tuesday, December 21, 2021 at Memorial Health.  Kelly was born October 16, 1964 in Akron, Ohio.  She attended elementary, middle, and high school in Ohio.  In 1988 she moved to Savannah, where she worked as a Deputy Clerk for Chatham County for over 30 years.  After retirement, she went to work for the Law office of Jeffrey Hanna.  She was a member of the Coastal Corvette Club, where she served at secretary for over 10 years.  She was also a member of the Mustang Club, which was her current passion.  Kelly loved life, and was ...

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Teresa Dixon Garafolo East (Terri) SEP 10, 1948 - DEC 18, 2021

Teresa Dixon Garafolo East (Terri)

Teresa “Terri” East, 73, surrounded by her loving familly, passed away peacefully on December 18, 2021 after a long illness. Terri was born September 10, 1948, in Savannah to the late Gordon and Joy Dixon.  She was a graduate of Hialeah High School in Hialeah, FL and the University of Akron, in Akron OH, earning a master’s degree in Clinical Science. Terri married the late Joseph Garafolo in 1969, and eventually lived in Medina, OH, where they raised their two sons, Anthony and Nicholas. Terri married Roger East on September 26, 2015 and made their home i ...

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Robert "Bob" Moran MAR 18, 1932 - DEC 16, 2021


Robert "Bob" Moran was called home on December 16th, 2021 shortly after being surrounded by his loving family and friends. Robert was born in Mason County, Kentucky. Immediately upon graduating from high school, he joined the United States Air Force. After 20 years of faithful service, he retired from the 63rd Food Service Squadron at Norton Air Force Base in California as a Staff Sergeant. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Evelyn and dear daughter Beverly. He was also preceded in death by his loving brothers Don, Billy, and Larry. He is survived by two sisters Ros ...

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Linda A. Iwanski AUG 19, 1942 - DEC 15, 2021

Linda A. Iwanski

Linda A. Iwanski, 79, of Richmond Hill, GA, died Wednesday, December 15, 2021, peacefully in her home after a courageous fight with cancer. Born August 19, 1942, in Oswego, NY, she lived in Richmond Hill the last 27 years. She was also a resident of Vandergrift, PA for 15 years. Mrs. Iwanski was a communicant of St. Anne Catholic Church in Richmond Hill. Mrs. Iwanski was preceded in death by her husband, F. Lawrence Iwanski; brother, William F. Mullen; and sister, Sr. Rose Marie Mullen, OSF. Survivors include sons, Joseph M. Iwanski of Richmond Hill and Lawrence M. Iwanski ( ...

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James W. Brady JAN 12, 1935 - DEC 15, 2021

James W. Brady

James W. Brady, 86, died peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah. He was a native of and grew up in Savannah, and was of the Baptist faith, having attended Morningside Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Georgia Tech, and was retired from Robbins Air Force Base as an electrical engineer.  He was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Dovie Kitchens Brady, his brother, Charles, and niece, Frances Brady.  He is survived by a niece, Janie Cameron (Michael); nephew, David Brady; sister-in-law, Miriam Brady; and several great nieces, great nephews, and cousins. ...

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Gerald "Gerry" Ellis Levit JAN 05, 1945 - DEC 15, 2021


Gerald (Gerry) Ellis Levit, 76, of Savannah, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, following a 30-year battle with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia. Gerry was born in Philadelphia on January 5, 1945, to Samuel and Sara Levit. A graduate of Temple University with a degree in psychology, Gerry later worked in computer programming for the federal government. He married the love of his life, Lois Gelles, in 1968 They would later move to Columbia, Maryland, to raise their family and retire in Albany, Oregon. Soon after Lois’ death, Gerry relocated to Savannah, Georgia, to be cl ...

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Mitchell L. Thompson MAY 16, 1935 - DEC 14, 2021

Mitchell L. Thompson

Mitchell L. Thompson passed away on December 14th peacefully with his family by his side at home in Beaufort, South Carolina. He leaves his wife of 65 years, Corinne "Sweet Pea" (McGee) Thompson; his son Mickey Thompson Jr., his daughter Karen Cooley and husband Chuck; Granddaughter Kiley Adams and husband Mark; Granddaughter Dr. Samantha Thompson, DVM; Grandson Mickey Thompson lll and his nephew Alan West. He was preceded in death by his parents, Weymon and Ruth Thompson and sister, Margie Thompson West and nephew, Kenneth West all of Savannah, GA.  Born in Glennville, GA ...

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Ann Rutland Kearney DEC 30, 1937 - DEC 14, 2021

Ann Rutland Kearney

Ann Rutland Kearney, passed away peacefully at home on December 14, 2021. She was born in Savannah on December 30, 1937 to Lurline and SL Rutland Sr. She graduated Savannah High School in 1955 and was a 1958 graduate of Warren A. Candler School of Nursing. She loved to tell the story of her father nearly fainting when he had to buy her nursing shoes for $8 at the start of the program. In 1959, she married Tommy Kearney and raised three incredible daughters. She and Tommy, in their own ways, kept the house full of laughter and all their bellies full of fresh seafood.  She must have head ...

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Robert Wilson Dailey APR 26, 1961 - DEC 14, 2021

Robert Wilson Dailey

Robert Wilson Dailey, age 60, passed away peacefully at home with his loving family by his side, on December 14, 2021 after a courageous two year battle with lung cancer.  Rob was born on April 26, 1961 in Newton, New Jersey to Fred (Fritz) and Barbara Dailey. Rob was the oldest son of 5 siblings from an Air Force family, so he spent most of his childhood and early career traveling throughout various cities in the US and overseas. Rob eventually settled Savannah in 1987 and considered Savannah and Isle of Hope his true home. After an early career in the Air Force, Rob worked in finance ...

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Ray Harrell (Boots) OCT 21, 1929 - DEC 12, 2021

Ray Harrell (Boots)

Ray Harrell, 92, died Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. The Swainsboro, GA native was a longtime resident of Franklin, NC before moving to Savannah in 2020. Boots was a retired U.S. Army veteran serving with the National Security Agency. He was predeceased by his parents, James William and Reba Grizzard Harrell; two brothers, Jaybird and Tom Harrell; two sisters, Sara Harrell Ryan and Ann Harrell Bryan. Surviving are two children, Steven A. Harrell and Frances Anne Harrell; sister, Rebecca Pullin; three grandchildren, Caitlin ...

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Joseph Daryl Barr DEC 22, 1939 - DEC 12, 2021

Joseph Daryl Barr

Joseph Daryl Barr was born at home in Albany, GA on December 22, 1939 to the late Angus and Lois Pelham Barr. Since Joe was the fourth boy in the family and Christmas was imminent, his parents did not have time to arrange a birth certificate. When Joe was five, his mother manufactured an age to allow him to enter first grade. A few years later he was peddling newspapers alone on the streets of downtown Albany then bagging groceries at Colonial Stores. After graduating from Albany High School in 1957, Joe entered Georgia Southwestern College, where he played baseball, but le ...

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Franklin D. Jackson - DEC 11, 2021

Franklin D. Jackson

Franklin Donald Jackson, 87, passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Memorial Health.  Mr. Frank was born September 26, 1934 in Montgomery, West Virginia to the late Ernest Wesley Jackson Sr. and Vivian Montgomery Jackson. He served in the United States Army as a Paratrooper. He worked for Hunt Wesson for 33 years and eventually retired from Southern Champion in 2009.  He loved spending time outdoors, hunting and fishing.  Mr. Frank was well known for his love of gardening and his famous green thumb.  He enjoyed spending time in his workshop making anything from tables, ...

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Clyde Barnett Shaw MAY 09, 1933 - DEC 11, 2021

Clyde Barnett Shaw

Clyde Barnett Shaw passed away peacefully on December 11, 2021, after a courageous battle with Parkinson's Disease. He was born in Bartlesville, OK, on May 9, 1933, the son of Barnett and Jewel Tims Shaw. Clyde grew up in Phillips, Texas, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Texas. Following graduation, he enlisted in the Army and served in Germany and France. Clyde's career in the folding carton industry took him and his family to several cities and culminated in Marion, NC, as President of Laird Packaging, lnc. ln Marion, he was a leader in ...

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Frank Butler Ouzts, III OCT 11, 1949 - DEC 11, 2021

Frank Butler Ouzts, III

Frank B. Ouzts, III, 72, died Saturday, December 11, 2021. Frank was born in Augusta, GA in the fall of 1949 to the late Virginia Pierson and Frank B. Ouzts, Jr. The family moved to Savannah in 1964. Frank served with the Army National Guard and was a member of Tybee Island American Legion, Post 154. Frank and his wife Judy owned and operated Papa’s BBQ for nearly 50 years. He was a member of Georgia Restaurant Association and Buy Local Savannah.  Frank’s mission since 1972 has been to make hungry people happy. He spent countless hours working and fundraising for Savanna ...

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Robert C. "Bob" Bauman JAN 25, 1951 - DEC 11, 2021

Robert C.

Robert C. “Bob” Bauman was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 25, 1951.  At the age of 4 he moved to Spartanburg, SC following the tragic death of his parents, Philip and Loree Bauman, in a car accident.  He was raised by his aunt and uncle, Floy Caldwell Cecil and Philip Schuyler Cecil, Jr.  He lived his life eternally grateful for their care. Mr. Bauman was a 1969 graduate of Dorman High School.  In the mid-1970s he met his first wife and had his son, Robert, Jr. in 1977.  Following his son’s birth, he moved to Savannah, GA and worked as a long ...

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Peter deCordova - DEC 10, 2021

Peter deCordova

Peter deCordova, of The Landings on Skidaway Island in Savannah, GA, passed away in his home peacefully on December 10, 2021. He was 89 years old.  A memorial service will be held on April 30, 2022 at 1:30pm at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church located at  3 Westridge Rd, Savannah, GA. A reception will be held directly following the service from 2:30-4:30. Please email for details if you’d like to attend the reception. Peter was born in Poughkeepsie, NY in 1932.  He was the son of the late Noel deCordova Sr. and Dorothy Kirchner deCordo ...

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Corey Armstrong - DEC 10, 2021

Corey Armstrong

Corey Tremane Armstrong, 30, passed away Friday, December 10, 2021.  He was born August 10, 1991 in Germany.  Corey attended elementary and middle school in Savannah and graduated from Jenkins High School.  He was a singer, songwriter, producer, and dancer.  He attended United Church in Pooler, and worked for his father at Traffic Jam Events.  He was preceded in death by his stepmother, Janet Armstrong, his maternal grandmother, Hana Jackson, his maternal step-grandmother, Callie Marek, and his paternal grandparents, L.M. and Holline Armstrong. Corey is survived ...

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Shirley Sue Riegel Sautter AUG 02, 1934 - DEC 09, 2021

Shirley Sue Riegel Sautter

Shirley Sue Riegel Sautter, 87, passed away December 9th, with her family by her side. She was born to the late Ormington “Ott” Mears Riegel and Doris Marie Dixon-Riegel on August 2nd, 1934, in Findlay, Ohio. She is survived by her brothers, Richard Riegel, Columbus, Ohio and Robert Riegel, Carmel, Indiana and their loving families. Shirley is married to the late Paul Fredrick “Supersonic Sid” Sautter, of Bowling Green, Ohio a decorated Air Force fighter pilot. As Paul completed 137 Combat missions over southeast Asia, flew armed nuclear warheads during the Cu ...

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Isaac J. Chappell III - DEC 09, 2021

Isaac J. Chappell III

Isaac Jess Chappell III, 83, passed away peacefully at home on the evening of December 9, 2021. Born in Dadeville, Alabama in 1938, he proudly attended Auburn University and began his working career quite humbly as a repo man in Tuscaloosa. Despite his tough origins, Jess Chappell was an immensely kind and charming man and was one of few people that would get excited to be behind someone in the grocery store line, only because he knew he had the opportunity to make a new friend. Perhaps it was this affable spirit that enabled him to climb higher and join Atlas Finance in Gadsden, ...

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John Phillip Brinas, Sr. - DEC 07, 2021

John Phillip Brinas, Sr.

John P. Brinas, Sr., 58, passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at his residence.  A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. ...

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Jerry Probst Nusloch MAR 03, 1934 - DEC 07, 2021

Jerry Probst Nusloch

Jerry Probst Nusloch, age 87, died December 7, 2021 at Memorial Health University Medical Center.  He was born March 14, 1934 in New Orleans, Louisiana, and was the son of the late George H. and Olive Probst Nusloch of New Orleans.  Jerry attended Isidore Newman School and Tulane University in New Orleans. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, and was an airline captain for American Airlines for 30 years. Jerry was married to Caroline Sutter Nusloch for 56 years, and they resided in New Orleans, and New Canaan, Connecticut, before retiring to Savannah.  Jerry is fondly remembe ...

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Albert James Quigley, Jr. JUL 06, 1934 - DEC 07, 2021

Albert James Quigley, Jr.

Born on July 6, 1934 in Indianapolis, Indiana, Albert James Quigley, Jr. passed away peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on December 7, 2021. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Sharon Quigley, and his four children John (Debora), Bryan (Susan), Heather (Michael), and Matthew (Nicholas). His legacy includes six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  Somehow Al managed to squeeze at least eight lives into a single human lifespan. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina and earned his first degree from Georgia Institute of Technology. After serving in the Army, ...

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Frank Drudi - DEC 06, 2021

Frank Drudi

Frank Drudi, 76, husband of Mary Mulle passed away on Monday, December 6, 2021.  A memorial service will be held at later date. The full obituary will be published as soon as available ...

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Christopher Michael Meek OCT 06, 1971 - DEC 06, 2021

Christopher Michael Meek

  To view a livestreaming of the service, click on the following link:  Christopher Meek (   Christopher Michael Meek, age 50, passed away on Monday, December 6, 2021 in his residence. Christopher was born in Oceanside, CA and raised in Savannah. He was a 1990 graduate of Windsor Forest High School and went on to attend Armstrong Atlantic University graduating in 1995 and 2005. Christopher was employed for over 11 years at Skyler’s Restaurant, was a Respiratory Therapist for more than 20 years with Memorial Health, and was currently employed with ...

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Jack L. Richardson, Sr. SEP 28, 1927 - DEC 04, 2021

Jack L. Richardson, Sr.

Jack LeRoy Richardson, Sr., 94, passed away peacefully Saturday, December 4, 2021 at his home with family by his side. He was born September 28, 1927 in Inglewood, California to the late O. LeRoy Richardson and Gladys Jones Richardson. A World War II veteran, Jack served as a Navy Corpsman.  He is survived by his wife of 75 years, LaJune Kelley Richardson of Savannah, GA, daughter Ramona Foshee and her husband Jimmy of Savannah, son Jack L. Richardson, Jr. and his wife Kathy of Foley, Alabama, three grandchildren, David Richardson & his wife Jennifer of Remlap, Alabama, Kimberly Fo ...

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Larry Douglas (Doug) Finley OCT 09, 1960 - DEC 04, 2021

Larry Douglas (Doug) Finley

Larry Douglas Finley, 61, passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Memorial Health University Medical Center. The lifelong resident of Savannah was born in the Fall of 1960 to the late Larry D. and Marjorie Smith Finley. He was a 1978 graduate of Herschel V. Jenkins High School and was employed as the Body Shop Manager at Advance Collision. Doug especially loved spending time with his granddaughter River Annabelle and spoiling her as much as he could. Doug will be remembered by his family as a loving, funny, devoted, and hardworking man. Doug enjoyed all things outdoors and watchi ...

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Lauren L. Jackson - DEC 03, 2021

Lauren L. Jackson

Lauren Louise Jackson, 35, passed away Friday, December 3, 2021 at Candler Hospital.  Lauren was born May 25, 1986 in Naples, Florida.  She was a cosmetologist.  She was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence Jackson.   Lauren is survived by her wife, Chris Karamalikis, her mother Laura S. Jackson, brother, Jarred Jackson, sister, Amy Jackson and many friends and family members who loved her deeply.   Lauren lived life to the fullest and always made the fun last as long as anyone would let her. She lived hard and loved hard; always wanting the b ...

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William "Bobby" Dewitt, Jr. - DEC 03, 2021


William Robert “Bobby” DeWitt, Jr., 64, passed away Friday, December 3, 2021 at his home.  He was born October 27, 1957 to the late William R. DeWitt, Sr. and Selby Hutchinson DeWitt.  William attended Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Jenkins High School, and Savannah Technical College.  He retired from Kraton Corporation at International Paper.  He was an avid golfer, who played every week at Mary Calder Golf Course.  He was a gun enthusiast, loved working with tools, spending time outdoors, especially working in his yard.    In addition ...

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Jasbir Singh Moka - DEC 03, 2021

Jasbir Singh Moka

Jasbir Mokha, M.S. Eng., 73, husband of Phyllis and father of sons, Amar & Nick passed away on Friday, December 3, 2021 at Hospice Savannah, Inc.  A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m.  on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Guru Nanak Darbar in Augusta, GA.   ...

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Julian Jordan “Danny” Kight, Sr MAR 24, 1937 - DEC 02, 2021

Julian Jordan “Danny” Kight, Sr

Julian Jordan “Danny” Kight Sr. passed away on December 2, 2021 after a very long battle with Alzheimer’s. Danny was born in Savannah, Georgia on March 24th, 1937. He was the only child of Waldo & Sara Curry Kight. Danny graduated from Savannah High School in 1955, Armstrong Junior College in 1957, & Clemson University in 1962. He went on to become a State Farm Insurance Agent for over forty years. He also built several homes at the Landings and built the first office condominium complex, Waters Professional Square, in Savannah. Danny loved the Lord with all ...

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Patricia Ann Wyers Gammon - NOV 30, 2021

Patricia Ann Wyers Gammon

Patricia Wyers Gammon, 87, died Tuesday, November 30, 2021.   She was born and grew up in Denver, Colorado with years in Mississippi, Louisiana, and Oklahoma during her father’s World War II military service.  Patricia earned her bachelor’s degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts and subsequently, two master’s degrees.  Her work experiences included lifeguard, yearbook editor, commercial artist, English teacher, financial analyst, and certified financial planner.  She believed in setting goals, planning ahead, dressing the part, and ha ...

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Stephen J. Johnson - NOV 30, 2021

Stephen J. Johnson

Stephen J. Johnson, 57, died on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Candler/St. Joseph Hospital, Savannah, GA after a short illness. Steve was born in Savannah, Georgia, the son of Jessie Marion Johnson, Jr., and Marie Sanders Johnson, both deceased. He was a graduate of Thompkins High School in Savannah. Steve served honorable in the U.S. Navy from December 6, 1983, until December 5, 1987. After basic training in Orlando, FL, he was stationed at Fentress Naval Base in Virginia and then aboard the USS South Carolina. Steve was employed for many years at the Savannah Country Club where h ...

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Elmyra (Bobby) Roberta Sempsrott Fields JUL 13, 1929 - NOV 30, 2021

Elmyra (Bobby) Roberta Sempsrott Fields

Elmyra Roberta Sempsrott Fields "Bobby", 92, died Tuesday morning, November 30th, 2021 at Spanish Oaks Retreat . Born in Detroit Michigan, Bobby was the daughter of the late Glenneth Oliver Sempsrott, and Effie Mable O’Dell Sempsrott. She was a member of the White Bluff United Methodist Church. Bobby was a retired artist and held a business college degree. She loved spending time with her family, skeet shooting, playing golf, boating, playing bridge, dancing, singing and bowling.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Sheffy ...

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Dr. Christopher George Cooper JUL 21, 1948 - NOV 30, 2021

Dr. Christopher George Cooper

Dr. Christopher George Cooper died Tuesday morning, November 30, 2021, at the age of 73 in his home.  Born in Savannah, July 21, 1948, Dr. Cooper earned a PhD in psychology from the University of Georgia. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Mensa, and the Sons of the American Revolution.  Dr. Cooper was preceded in death by his parents Retired Col. James Weaver Cooper. Sr. and Helen Boston Cooper.  Surviving are a brother, James W. Cooper, Jr. and his wife, Susan, of Watkinsville, GA; nephew, James W. Cooper III and his wife, Jacqueline, of Seattle, W ...

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George R. Hunt JUN 22, 1926 - NOV 29, 2021

George R. Hunt

George R Hunt, age 95 of Savannah passed away on Monday, November 29, 2021 under the care of Hospice Savannah. George was born in Kansas City, Kansas to the late Etta and Raymond Hunt on June 22, 1926.  He attended high school in Junction City Kansas. Upon graduation, he was drafted in the US Army and was honorably discharged as a Staff SGT in 1946. After his service, he graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelors degree in Milling Engineering.  After working some time in the milling industry, he began a second career in the U.S. Postal Service, working his way up ...

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Henry Frederick Schwalbe, Jr. JUN 07, 1947 - NOV 29, 2021

Henry Frederick Schwalbe, Jr.

Henry Frederick Schwalbe, Jr – Rick to most and Ricky to his childhood friends – entered into eternal rest on November 29, 2021. He passed away peacefully and suddenly at home with his loving wife, Carol, by his side, along with his beloved dog, Jack. Rick was born in 1947 to Lilian Samples Schwalbe and Henry Frederick Schwalbe, Sr. Born and raised in Savannah, he was a native of Talahi Island and attended Savannah High School, graduating in 1965. Rick also served in the Georgia Air National Guard’s 165th Airlift Wing. Rick spent the later years of his life in his true ele ...

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MSG Clarence Kelly (Butch) Zealy, III (USAF ANG, Ret.) SEP 18, 1958 - NOV 28, 2021

MSG Clarence Kelly (Butch) Zealy, III (USAF ANG, Ret.)

Clarence Kelly “Butch” Zealy, III of Savannah, passed away unexpectedly at his home on November 28, 2021. Butch was born on September 18, 1958 to Clarence K. and Barbara M. Zealy. He attended school in Savannah and later joined the Air National Guard. He was a full-time employee at the 165th Airlift Wing and retired in 2017 after 33 years of service. Butch was a master mechanic and could fix or build anything. He also enjoyed fishing, researching and reading about history, and spending time with his 16-year-old dog, Willy. Butch was preceded in death by his father, Clare ...

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Charles Burson DePue, IV - NOV 28, 2021

Charles Burson DePue, IV

Charles Burson DePue, IV Charlie DePue, IV passed away on November 28, 2021 on the campus of Santa Clara University in San Jose California. He was 19 years old. Charlie was the son of Charles DePue, III (Chad) and Stacy DePue and the brother of William (18) and Nathaniel (16). He is survived by his grandparents, Margaret Morris and Linda and Charles DePue, Jr., his aunts and uncles Lauren and Danny Huang, Dean DePue, Jay Morris and Cal Morris. A Memorial Service was held in the Parish of Saint Matthew, the Episcopal Church in Pacific Palisades. Charlie was a talented singer and per ...

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Susan Annette Cannon - NOV 27, 2021

Susan Annette Cannon

Susan Annette Cannon, 63, passed away on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at Memorial University Medical Center.  She was born in Savannah, daughter of Harold Finley Cannon and Laura Lucille Henderson Cannon.  Susan had an outgoing friendly spirit and deeply loved her family.  She was an avid model car and airplane maker, enjoyed painting and had a loyal affection to dogs and cats. She was preceded in death by her mother, Laura Cannon and brother, William H. Cannon. Surviving are her father, Harold Finley Cannon of Bloomingdale, GA; uncle, Ronald Cannon of Byron, GA and seve ...

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Barbara Norris Benton Corkum JUL 02, 1953 - NOV 27, 2021

Barbara Norris Benton Corkum

Barbara Benton Corkum, 68, died peacefully November 26th, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Hospital with her sister by her side. She was born July 2nd, 1953, the daughter of Julia Norris Gilbert Benton and Edward Joy Benton, Jr. Barbara attended Savannah Country Day School, graduated from The Masters School in Dobbs Ferry, NY and went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Denver. She and Bruce Corkum were married in 1980 and lived in Alexandria, VA. She worked in the Washington, D.C., and the northern Virginia area for many years. Later, moving to Rowayton, CT, she worked w ...

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Beverly Washington Shimkus - NOV 27, 2021

Beverly Washington Shimkus

Beverly Ann (Washington) Shimkus passed away peacefully in her home on November 27th, 2021. She was born in Savannah on November 14, 1939 to Alma Elizabeth (Platt) Washington and Hammond Willingham Washington. She graduated from Savannah High School in 1957 and spent her undergraduate college years as a Pi Beta Phi at the University of Georgia where she studied English. Returning to Savannah after college, she taught English at Jenkins High School and went on to marry James Robert Shimkus. The young couple moved to North Carolina in the sixties, where Beverly fell in love with the Universit ...

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Carolyn McConnell Luck - NOV 25, 2021

Carolyn McConnell Luck

Carolyn McConnell Luck passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021 at her home.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel.   ...

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Johnnie Everett Dewitt MAR 30, 1930 - NOV 25, 2021

Johnnie Everett Dewitt

Johnnie Everett Dewitt, 91, died peacefully at home on Thursday, November 25, 2021 The native and lifelong resident of Savannah was born in the spring of 1930 to the late Joseph L. and Corrine Whitaker Dewitt. Johnnie was a graduate of Savannah High School and a member of the COBRA Club. Johnnie retired from Union Camp Paper after more than 30 years of service He was an avid TV watcher, especially enjoying western themes.  In addition to his parents, Johnnie was predeceased by his wife, Evelyn Clifton Dewitt; daugher, Debra Diane Dewitt; two brothers, Franklin Dewitt and J ...

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Cameron Padgett - NOV 24, 2021

Cameron Padgett

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Tenella Brown Smith - NOV 23, 2021

Tenella Brown Smith

Tenella Brown Smith, 96, passed away on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Pinewood Manor Nursing Home in Hawkinsville, GA. She was born in Metter, GA, daughter of the late Leon B. Brown and Essie Mae Mosley Brown.  Mrs. Smith was a longtime member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church and a homemaker. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred Brackston Smith, Sr., grandson, Alfred Brackston Smith, III and daughter-in-law, Karen Davis Smith. Surviving are her children, Alfred Brackston Smith, Jr. of Hawkinsville, GA; daughter, Jo Ann Smith Spoffor ...

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Michael Gary Jordan - NOV 22, 2021

Michael Gary Jordan

Michael Gary Jorden, 55, departed this life and arrived in Heaven on November 22, 2021.  The Miami, FL native was born December 24, 1965.  He and his family moved to Savannah, GA in 1971.  He graduated from Windsor Forest High School in 1984.  He served in the United States Navy as an aviation machinist mate 2nd class.  Outside of work he was a passionate fan of the Seattle Seahawks. Michael was preceded in death by his mother, Nancy Sue Shumaker Flamer. Surviving are his father and step-mother, Cecil G. and Mildred J. Jordan, step-father, Thomas F. Flamer, da ...

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Mercer Griffith Blackburn - NOV 21, 2021

Mercer Griffith Blackburn

Mercer G. Blackburn, 94, of Savannah, GA, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family in her home on November 21, 2021. Mercer will be lovingly remembered for her generosity, faith, sense of humor, keen wit, dedication to family, hosting skills, her support and nourishment of others, and her hand-churned peach ice cream.  Mercer was born in Savannah on July 11, 1927 to Benjamin F. Griffith (Papa) and Margaret Alice Griffith (nee Pittman). She was married to James B. “JB” Blackburn for 72 years and together they attended the University of Georgia in Athens. Followi ...

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Mary Elizabeth Hewit Utzinger Roeder - NOV 21, 2021

Mary Elizabeth Hewit Utzinger Roeder

Mary Elizabeth Hewit Utzinger Roeder, businesswoman and teacher, died Nov. 21, 2021, in Savannah, GA at the age of 100. Born in Jersey City, NJ, Mary Betty intended to study drama after high school. However, she soon met Arthur Utzinger at a church dance, and married him in 1940. They had two sons during World War II, and a third shortly after. As a working mother, she opened a preschool in Plainfield, applying her knowledge of early childhood growth and development. When Art died suddenly in 1962, she decided, with characteristic practicality, that a widow raising three children needed ...

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James (Jay) S. Waddington - NOV 21, 2021

James (Jay) S. Waddington

James “Jay” S. Waddington died peacefully on November 21, 2021 in Savannah, GA, where he resided since 1974.  Jay was born in 1945 in Philadelphia, PA to Regina (Kerr) and Edwin B. Waddington Sr. He grew up in Alloway, NJ, and attended George School in Newtown, PA. He completed his undergraduate degree in Divisional Social Science at Michigan State University in 1968. While there he met and married Deborah (Debby) D. Holden of Tecumseh, MI, his wife of nearly 56 years.  Jay moved his family to Savannah in 1974 with Goodwill Industries. At Goodwill, he worked as a vo ...

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Herbert J. "Herbie" Curry, Jr. - NOV 19, 2021

Herbert J.

Herbert James “Herbie” Curry, 57, passed away Friday, November 19, 2021 at his home.  He was born February 29, 1964 in Savannah to the Frances Moore Curry and the late Herbert J. Curry, Sr.   Herbie graduated from Calvary Day School in 1982.  He worked in the family business, Curry Dry Cleaners for many years before opening his own business, Curry Mobile Detailing.  He is survived by his daughter, Brittany Curry, mother, Frances Moore Curry, sister, Cathy Curry Knight (David), brother, John Curry (Lisa), and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and c ...

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JoAnn Michau Smith AUG 09, 1948 - NOV 19, 2021

JoAnn Michau Smith

JoAnn M. Smith, 73, passed peacefully at home of Alzheimer’s complications on November 19, 2021.  By her side were her husband, children, siblings, wonderful Hospice caregivers and friends.  Born August 9, 1948 to Herbert and Ann Michau in New Jersey, she and her husband moved to Savannah in 1992 and always considered herself a “Savannah girl”.  She was educated at Strayer College in Washington D.C. and worked as an executive legal secretary (and may be one of the few on this earth who still used shorthand daily) until moving to Savannah where she switched occu ...

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Linda Sue Easley Glaser OCT 29, 1946 - NOV 18, 2021

Linda Sue Easley Glaser

Mrs. Linda Sue Easley Glaser, age 75, died November 18 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  The Springfield, Ohio native had lived in Savannah many years.  She was a retired medical technician with St. Joseph’s Hospital. Surviving are her husband, Virgil Glaser; two daughters, Lori Glaser, and Sara Horan (Casey); a son, Jason Glaser (Angie); grandchildren, all of whom have a special nickname given them by their grandfather, Emily Frances (Chris) Liebner, Isacc “Fred” Horan; Kristen Leah “Lucy” Horan, Liberty “Belle” Glaser, Lincoln &ldquo ...

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Karen Sue Blevins Veal - NOV 18, 2021

Karen Sue Blevins Veal

Karen Sue Blevins Veal, 67, passed away Thursday, November 18, 2021 at Candler Hospital.  She was born in West Virginia to Stell Mae Ellis Blevins and Clifford Blevins.  Karen worked as an R.N. for many years, retiring from Pruitt Home Health.  At her request no service will be held.   ...

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Edward William Nelson, Sr. - NOV 18, 2021

Edward William Nelson, Sr.

Edward William Nelson, Sr.  passed from this life to heavenly victory on November 18th, 2021.  Ed was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1930.  He was the eldest son of Edward Hans Nelson and Lydia Amelia Nelson.  Ed had three sisters, Myrna, Enola, and Rhoda; and two brothers, Byron and Randy. Ed worked on the family property in Zion, Illinois and among his many responsibilities, taught horseback riding.  After graduating high school in Zion and completing service in the Army during the Korean War, Ed earned a degree at Lake Forest College and became an exceptional go ...

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Jimmy N. Ubernosky JUL 31, 1973 - NOV 18, 2021

Jimmy N. Ubernosky

Jimmy Newton Ubernosky , US Army Ranger, Father, Texan, Friend, Mentor, and life of the party passed away November 18, 2021, in Savannah, Georgia from complications from a stroke. Jimmy was born in Houston, TX on July 31, 1973  to the late Robert Paul Ubernosky and Barbara Jean Crenshaw. Jimmy grew up in Houston, was on the Baseball team and graduated from Spring Woods High School. Jimmy went on to have an impressive career in the US Army.  Jimmy served in the mighty, mighty 1st Ranger Bn and went from Private (E1) to SFC (E7) in the same company.  This was a huge feat that f ...

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Lou Ellen Vincent Barnes MAY 11, 2021 - NOV 17, 2021

Lou Ellen Vincent Barnes

Lou Ellen Barnes, 82, died Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at Candler Hospital. The Roanoke Rapids, NC native was born in the Spring of 1939 to the late Henry and Marian Carroll Vincent. Lou was a graduate of Louisburg College in Louisburg, NC. She was a former member of the Gold Medal All-American Girls Basketball team where she played forward.   Lou's passion was helping others, so it was only natural that she chose a career in Human Resources. She worked for Magnavox in Arden, NC. before moving to Tennessee, where she was the relocation specialist. Lou briefly returned to North C ...

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Franklin (Frank) Delano Yelton DEC 06, 1932 - NOV 17, 2021

Franklin (Frank) Delano Yelton

Franklin (Frank) Delano Yelton, 88, died peacefully in his home on November 17, 2021. Frank was born in Boiling Springs, NC. He was raised alongside his brothers and a sister by his loving mother, Sallie Elison. In 1976, Frank moved to Savannah with his wife Betty.  Franklin is preceded in death by his mother, Sallie Elison; his first wife of 30 years, Betty Wall Yelton; as well as his longtime companion, Claire Rosemary Cramer; and five brothers. He is survived by two daughters, Judith Leaptrot and Robin Tarvin; son-in-law, Michael D. Tarv ...

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Paul John Davis III NOV 10, 1966 - NOV 15, 2021

Paul John Davis III

FOR A LIVESTREMING OF THE SERVICE - CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW John Davis (   Paul John Davis,III, beloved local florist, died unexpectedly at his home on Monday, November 15, 2021. John was born on November 10, 1966 in Savannah, Georgia. A lifetime member of Calvary Baptist Temple, John spent his youth centered around his family, his church and Calvary Day School. John learned his love of flowers as a teenager and shortly after graduating from high school in 1985, John opened John Davis Florist in 1988. John’s great sense of humor and love of his family and friends ...

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William (John) Hussey JAN 29, 1979 - NOV 15, 2021

William (John) Hussey

William “John” Hussey, 42, passed away suddenly on November 15, 2021, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Virginia.  He was born in Frankfurt, Germany on January 29, 1979, and was the son of Bettye Hook Hussey and the late COL. William Van Hussey. John graduated from Texas State University and obtained the rank of Major during his service in the United States Army. After leaving the military, he joined the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer serving in Manila, Philippines; Maputo, Mozambique; Washington, D.C.; and was recently ...

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Edwin W. Lewis OCT 11, 1943 - NOV 15, 2021

Edwin W. Lewis

Edwin W. Lewis, Sr. died suddenly at the age of 78 on Monday, November 15, 2021 at his home in Savannah, GA. Edwin was born in Evanston, Il, the son of Victor and Anne (Ward) Lewis. He was educated at the Taft School in Watertown, CT and at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. In 1969, Edwin married Gloria DeCapua of Allegany, NY. They have two children. He worked as an Executive Compensation Consultant for several companies before ending his career with his own company, Lewis Consulting International. Edwin served his country with the Air Force where he earned ...

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Rimma Cullina SEP 15, 1960 - NOV 15, 2021

Rimma Cullina

Rimma Cullina, age 61, passed away unexpectedly at home on November 15. She is survived by her husband, James Cullina Jr., three nephews, and four nieces. ...

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Allene Frances Johnston Lee OCT 22, 1950 - NOV 14, 2021

Allene Frances Johnston Lee

Allene Frances Johnston Lee died peacefully in her home on Sunday, November 14, 2021 in Hardeeville, South Carolina.  Allene was born in Atlanta, Georgia as the firstborn child of Eugenia and Frank Johnston. She graduated from Herschel V. Jenkins High School in Savannah and attended Middle Georgia College in Cochran, Georgia.  In 1978, she married Terry R. Lee of Pembroke, Georgia and they have been happily married for 43 years, raising two children and sharing their grandchildren together.  Allene retired after 46 years from Cardiovascular Consultants P.C. in 2017 wher ...

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Eileen B. Brady JAN 07, 1957 - NOV 13, 2021

Eileen B. Brady

Eileen Beasley Brady, 64, of Savannah died suddenly of natural causes on November 13, 2021. Born on January 7, 1957 in Augusta, Georgia.  Eileen was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Watson Beasley and her father, Gordon Beasley.  Surviving are her two sons, Neal Brady and Nathan Brady; three brothers: Walter Beasley, Hugh Beasley and David Beasley; and four grandchildren: Ava, Levi, Ella and Maddox.  Eileen graduated from Georgia State University with a Bachelor Degree in with Business in Accounting.  Additionally, Eileen graduated from Armstrong State Universit ...

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Angela Tilley Sherrill OCT 21, 1975 - NOV 12, 2021

Angela Tilley Sherrill

Angela Tilley Sherrill died unexpectedly at her home in Savannah, Georgia on November 12, 2021.  Angela was born on October 26, 1975, in Chattanooga, Tennessee where she graduated from The Baylor School, and then attended the University of Georgia in Athens where she was a member of Phi Mu sorority. After graduation from UGA, Angela worked for the World Wildlife Fund where she organized fundraising events, including the major event Wild Weekend in Atlanta. A highlight of her time with the foundation was a trip to the Costa Rican Rainforest with famous zoologist, Jim Fowler, and ...

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Delores Smith Vinson MAR 23, 1937 - NOV 11, 2021

Delores Smith Vinson

Delores Eleanor Vinson, 84, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 11, 2021. The lifelong resident of Savannah was born on March 23, 1937 to the late Allen E. and Ruby Myrdis McCellar. Delores retired from C&S Bank (Bank of America) after 25 years of service. She was a communicant of Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church in Thunderbolt since 1974.  In addition to her parents, Delores is predeceased by her husband, Jimmy L. Vinson; three brothers and two sisters. Delores leaves behind her children, Rosario Anthony Lombardo (Pam), Lisa Rose Lombardo-Schaaf (Jed), ...

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John David Hutson, Sr. OCT 21, 1943 - NOV 11, 2021

John David Hutson, Sr.

John David Hutson, Sr. entered eternal rest November 11, 2021, after a short illness surrounded by his family at Baptist Heart Hospital in Jacksonville, FL.  He is survived by his daughter and son in law, Ticia and Mark Schaub; his cherished granddaughter, Mary Katherine Hutson and her fiancé Liam Haycock; sister, Cindy Hutson Hall (Chip); two brothers, HHF “Hootie” Hutson, III (Ann) and Greg Hutson (Tiffany); as well as “favorite cousins” Emma and Bill Simon and Kathy Thomsom; his constant four-legged companion, Itty-Bitty Kitty; ...

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Gloria Remion Leonard - NOV 11, 2021

Gloria Remion Leonard

Tybee Island After a valiant fight with pseudobulbar palsy, Gloria Leonard passed away on November 11, 2021.  She was 88 years old.  Gloria was an inspiration until the very end as she battled this insidious disease with grace and determination. She spent her final years with her devoted daughter and son-in-law on the Back River surrounded by those she loved. PLS may have stolen her voice, but it could not take her spirit!   Gloria’s birth to John and Helen Remion on March 11, 1933 was the beginning of an extraordinary life.  Along with her siblin ...

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Thaddeus Baynard Welch, Jr. JAN 07, 1933 - NOV 11, 2021

 Thaddeus Baynard Welch, Jr.

 Thaddeus Baynard Welch, Jr.  Thad died at his home on Wilmington Island on Veterans Day, November 11, 2021.  He was the beloved  husband of Sally Osteen Welch for nine wonderful years of marriage. Preceding him in death was his adoring wife of almost fifty-five years, Ethel Sponseller Welch. He leaves behind one lovely daughter Cyndy Welch Oakley and two wonderful sons Thad B. Welch, III and his wife Donna and Erich P. Welch and his wife Ashley.  Four grandchildren Penelope, Ben, Lauren and Tara and five great grandchildren, Paxton, Bailey, Harper, Patrick and Pres ...

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Doris Davis Boice - NOV 10, 2021

Doris Davis Boice

Doris Davis Boice, 87, peacefully passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, under the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice. The native and lifetime resident of Savannah was the daughter of Annie Mae Mitchell Davis and Willie Shep Davis.  Doris worked for M&M and Kroger grocery stores in the meat department and as the greeter, respectively for 26 years.  She was a member of Bible Baptist Church since 1965 and served in the nursery, young boys, and senior Sunday school departments.  Faith and family were everything to Doris, she loved ...

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Frederick Charles Bogler, (USN, Ret.) - NOV 10, 2021

Frederick Charles Bogler, (USN, Ret.)

Frederick Charles Bogler (USN, Ret.), 85, passed away on Wednesday, November 10, 2021. Surviving are his wife, Ellen; son Paul and daughter Suzanne.  A private service will be held at later date.  Please sign our online guestbook at The full obituary will be published as soon as available.   ...

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Joseph Kavanough (Kavie) Rutherford AUG 28, 1960 - NOV 10, 2021

Joseph Kavanough (Kavie) Rutherford

Kavie was born in Lexington, SC on August 28, 1960, son of the late Joseph Walker Rutherford Sr. and Nell Tarrant Able. Kavie graduated from Pelion High and went on to achieve his Bachelors at Armstrong State. He continued to reside and raise his family in Savannah. He was an entrepreneur, owning multiple businesses in his lifetime, including one which provided medical equipment to underprivileged persons in the Savannah community.  He was a devoted member of St.James Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus # 631 He is survived by his significant other, Joanne Hinnant, three sons, ...

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Mary Edenfield Osborne DEC 18, 1942 - NOV 09, 2021

Mary Edenfield Osborne

Mary Edenfield Osborne, devoted wife, loving mother, and beloved grandmother passed away peacefully, going home to be with the Lord on November 9, 2021.   Mary was born on December 18, 1942 in Savannah, Georgia.  It is in Savannah where she lived her entire life.  Most of Mary's career was spent in commercial banking and earlier on she worked for the Girl Scout Council of Savannah.  She was an active member of First Baptist Church of the Islands. She is survived by her devoted husband of 60 wonderful years, Hugh Dorsey Osborne, Sr; son, Hugh Dorsey ...

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William M. "Billy" Giles, Jr. - NOV 09, 2021

William M.

William McLaurin Giles, Jr., 87, passed away Wednesday, November 9, 2021.  He was born January 4, 1934 in Savannah to the late William McLaurin, Sr., and Cecile Corinne Newman Giles.  Billy graduated from Savannah High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball. He continued his athletics for the University of Georgia, where he also played baseball and basketball. Billy returned to Savannah after graduation and ran Giles Store at the Savannah Sugar Refinery, which served breakfast and lunch to the employees. Billy would get up at 5:00 a.m. to make the best homemade ...

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Linda Ken Bell Dunn - NOV 08, 2021

Linda Ken Bell Dunn

Linda Ken Bell Dunn, 79, passed away Monday, November 8, 2021 at her home under the care of Hospice Savannah and her family.  She was born August 9, 1942 in Gainesville, GA to the late John Herbert Bell and Dorothy Blackstock Bell.  Ken attended Auburn University for 3 years before moving back home and graduating from Brenau University.  She was a member of Phi Mu Social Sorority, as well as numerous other honorary societies.  Ken and her husband Joseph, after marrying in 1963, lived in Key West, Florida, and Warwick, Rhode Island before moving to Savannah. She was an ac ...

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Barbara Rundbaken - NOV 08, 2021

Barbara Rundbaken

Barbara Rundbaken passed away Monday, November 8, 2021.  Barbara enjoyed spending time with her beloved husband, Sol, and their family, with whom she shared wonderful relationships. She was a nurse, CPA, and educator, always ready to help others. Barbara loved the challenge and comradery of running and especially enjoyed the Rock n Roll Marathon series! Her adventurous spirit and positive energy was infectious, her hugs healing, and she could inspire easily. She brought out the best in others. Barbara is survived by her husband, Sol Rundbaken; daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Phil ...

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Edward E. (Ed) Wolfe, Sr. - NOV 07, 2021

Edward E. (Ed) Wolfe, Sr.

Edward E. (Ed) Wolfe, Sr., 90, passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at his home on Tybee Island.  He was born in Savannah, son of Charles A. Wolfe, Sr. and Margaret Sellers Wolfe.  Ed was a graduate of Benedictine Military School and was a veteran of United States Marine Corps serving during the Korean War.  He was retired from the American Automobile Association (AAA) after more than 30 years.  He was a member of the Catholic faith, the Fenian Society, American Legion Post 154, a reunion group of Savannah Korean War veterans and an avid golfer.  Other than his p ...

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Donald A. Roth - NOV 07, 2021

Donald A. Roth

Donald A. Roth passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at the age of 84. Don was born on September 4, 1937 in Englewood, New Jersey to John Charles Roth and Alma Hannell Roth. Don graduated from Saint Cecilia's High School in Engelwood, NJ, and received a B.S. degree from Farleigh Dickinson University.  Don retired from a long career with Standard & Poor's in 1997. Don and his wife Judy, who predeceased him in 2017, moved to The Landings in Savannah, GA in 1998. Don was an avid outdoorsman who loved golf, fishing, and hunting in his earlier years. H ...

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Elbert Dale (Chuck) Brown - NOV 06, 2021

Elbert Dale (Chuck) Brown

Elbert Dale (Chuck) Brown, age 66, passed away on Sunday, November 7, 2021, with his wife by his side.  Chuck courageously battled cancer for the last four years, while living life lovingly and as fully as possible. Chuck was born in Savannah on September 13, 1955 as the son of Elbert Duncan and Arlene Lumley Brown. Chuck enjoyed a happy childhood in a neighborhood full of children. He began playing sports at an early age and was a sports and athletic advocate all of his life. Chuck maintained many friendships from his earliest years throughout his life. He was loyal.  Chuck gradu ...

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Jeanne Moye Whitford MAR 19, 1939 - NOV 05, 2021

Jeanne Moye Whitford

Jeanne Moye Whitford passed away surrounded by the love of her family on November 5, 2021 after a courageous battle with cancer. Jeanne was born on March 19, 1939 in Greenville, N.C., the daughter of James Howard Moye and Mamie Lancaster Moye. She was a true daughter of eastern North Carolina. Anyone who spoke with her was treated to her beautiful southern accent and trademark giggle. Jeanne had a gift for chit-chat and never met a stranger.  She met her husband, Howard Norman Whitford, Jr., when they were in college and they enjoyed more than 60 years of marriage. After their marri ...

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Marcia Caroline Elkins Cook SEP 29, 1942 - NOV 05, 2021

Marcia Caroline Elkins Cook

Marcia passed away peacefully on Friday, November 5, 2021.   Marcia was born in Ridgeland, SC to the late William Robertson Elkins and Freda Irwin Elkins.  She was a graduate of Wylie E Groves High School.    Marcia was a dear and outgoing lady who made a friend wherever she was.  She had a quick wit and a generous heart.  Marcia was passionate about American Patriotism and instilled that belief in those around her.  She was active in the community both as a volunteer and the owner of several local businesses.  Marcia walked a life of faith an ...

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Mary Ann Sharp Hess DEC 09, 1931 - NOV 05, 2021

Mary Ann Sharp Hess

Mary Ann Sharp Hess died peacefully on Friday November 5, 2021. Mary Ann was born to Ralph Ellis Sharp and Henrietta Robison Sharp in Bethlehem, PA on December 9, 1931. She attended Moravian Seminary for Girls and earned a B.S. in Zoology from Mount Holyoke College. Mary Ann married Richard M. (Dick) Hess 67 years ago on October 16, 1954 and they have been residents of Savannah Georgia for over thirty years. They moved to Savannah from Waccabuc, NY and have been active members of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. Mary Ann was involved in many community organizations, including Chairperson ...

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Anne Devonshire “Devon” Sullivan Gaudry   FEB 07, 1954 - NOV 03, 2021

Anne Devonshire “Devon” Sullivan Gaudry  

Please click here to view livestream available November 8,2021 at 5:45 p.m. Anne Devonshire “Devon” Sullivan Gaudry   Devon passed away on November 3, 2021 after a brief illness.  Her family, and loved ones were with her when she went home to her Lord and Savior.  She was a proud native Savannahian born at Candler Hospital, Feb 7, 1954.   She grew up on corner of 52nd and Abercorn, in the same house her grandparents called home.  She graduated from St. Vincent Academy and attended Marymount University.   Devon would always ...

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V. Jean Hansen APR 14, 1923 - NOV 02, 2021

V. Jean Hansen

V. Jean Hansen, a long-time Kern Valley resident, died peacefully on November 2, 2021, in the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice in Savannah, Georgia. Jean was born November 14, 1923, in Mondak, Montana, to Ernst Anker Hansen and Dagmar Clausen Hansen and was raised in Lawton Oklahoma.  Jean had five brothers, and four sisters:  Carol John, Paul, Olaf, E.A. Jr (Jack), Bud, Ann, Elsie, Helen, and Betty Jo.  All of whom predeceased her. While Jean never married, she lived a vibrant and amazing life – always on her own terms.  The day after her 19th birthday in Novemb ...

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Betty Blake Poleynard FEB 07, 1925 - NOV 02, 2021

Betty Blake Poleynard

Betty was born February 7, 1925, in Greenwich, CT, to Sallie Robbins Blake, and Samuel Blake. Betty had one older brother, Robert Samuel Blake. She attended Florida State College for Women in Tallahassee (now FSU) 40 miles from Thomasville, GA, Army Airfield where her brother was stationed. While visiting her brother, she was introduced to his wingman, Sidney Darneville Poleynard. After a brief courtship, Betty and Sidney were married in Florida in 1944 and moved to Louisiana. Their first child, Gary, was born in Shreveport while they were stationed at Barksdale Air Field. They settled in Bato ...

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William Douglas Dodge SEP 26, 1937 - NOV 01, 2021

William Douglas Dodge

William Douglas Dodge, 84, died peacefully on Monday, November 1, 2021, in Savannah, Georgia, with his loving wife Mickey by his side. “Bill” was born in Savannah, the middle child and only son of Kenneth and Betty (Sadler) Dodge. He was educated in the Savannah public schools and Benedictine Military School. He went on to receive his Bachelors degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and his Masters from Georgia State University. From 1966 to 1978 Bill worked for Lockheed - Georgia Company in Marietta. In 1992 he retired from his positi ...

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Linda Akins Dooley NOV 07, 1940 - OCT 31, 2021

Linda Akins Dooley

Linda Akins Dooley, after a brief illness, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 31, 2021 surrounded by her children. She was seven days shy of her 81st birthday.  As the second of seven children, Linda was born in Savannah in 1940 to the late James Perry and Opa Reta Akins. She graduated from Commercial High School in 1958, and recently celebratied her 63rd high school reunion. Linda married the love of her life, James Marvin Dooley, who preceded her in death in 2013 after 54 years of marriage.  Linda was a devoted stay-at-home mom for ...

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Charles David Bragg JAN 06, 1939 - OCT 31, 2021

Charles David Bragg

Charles David Bragg, 82, died at home on Sunday, October 31, 2021 under the care of Arcadia Hospice. He was a native Savannahian born to Charles Ellis Bragg and Mildred Brewton Bragg on January 6, 1939. He was an honor graduate of Commercial High School, class of 1956. He earned his BBA (’60) and MBA (’61) in Accounting from the University of Georgia. While at UGA, he was a member of the “Dixie” Redcoat Band as well as Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity. He began his career in accounting with S.D. Leidesdorf & Co. (now known as Ernst & Young) in Greenville, SC. ...

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Richard F. Carlson - OCT 31, 2021

Richard F. Carlson

Richard F. Carlson, age 81, passed away at his home in Savannah GA., on Sunday, October 31st, 2021. Dick was born on November 6th, 1939 in Austin, Texas to Gilbert Frank Carlson and Birdie Elaine (Wilt) Carlson. After graduating from Texas Tech University, with an Undergraduate Degree in Business, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served in several locations but was stationed specifically on the USS Essex during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Dick then completed his education with an MBA at The University of Dallas. Dick worked for the company A.S. Hanson in Dallas, Texas and was offe ...

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Cornelia Rankin Groves APR 23, 1926 - OCT 31, 2021

Cornelia Rankin Groves

Cornelia Rankin Groves, widow of Robert Walker Groves, Jr., died on October 31, 2021.  She was a lifelong resident of Savannah. Cornelia was born in Savannah on April 23rd, 1926, to the late William Scott and Hannay Ellis Rankin.  She was a graduate of Pape School Savannah and Randolph-Macon Women’s College, Lynchburg, Virginia. She is survived by a son, Robert Walker Groves III (Anne); a daughter, Susan Groves Stevens of Yonges Island, S.C.; four grandchildren, William Scott Rankin Groves (Amanda), Suzanne Groves Hoffman (Rob) of Ann Arbor, Michigan, William Johnson ...

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Roger F. Benton - OCT 30, 2021

Roger F. Benton

Roger Felton Benton of Savannah, GA passed to his heavenly reward in the early morning of October 30, 2021 after a short illness.  He was born February 22, 1941.  He was preceded in death by his father Joseph W. Benton, Sr, and his brother Joseph W. Benton, Jr.  He is survived by his mother Wilhelmina Durden Benton, 103, of Bluffton, SC and Savannah, GA; sisters Judy Hutson and Jean Fasano; nephews Matt Hutson, Jason Hutson, David Hutson, and Mikey Fasano.  Also surviving are his great-niece Harmony and great-nephew Daniil, as well as other relatives and dear friend Priscil ...

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Sean Mackenzie Hughes MAR 31, 1992 - OCT 30, 2021

Sean Mackenzie Hughes

On March 31, 1992, at 9:44 PM, the world heard the first heartbeat of Sean Mackenzie Hughes. Too soon to become an angel, Sean passed on October 30, 2021. A loving son and brother, Sean leaves to cherish his memory, his parents, Michael James Hughes and Sam Tall Hughes; brother, Casey Bernard Hughes; grandmother, Mildred Tall; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and second cousins that will miss him dearly.  Sean was preceded in death by his grandparents, Bernard and Alma Hughes and John Tall; and great-uncle, James Marschall. Sean accomplished much in the sh ...

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Deborah Ann Rice JAN 01, 1951 - OCT 30, 2021

Deborah Ann Rice

Deborah Ann Rice, formerly of Atlanta GA, died Saturday morning October 30, 2021, at Buckingham South under the care of Arcadia Hospice. She was born in Washington DC, on January 1, 1951, to Richard L Rice and Shirley Mehrens Rice.  Debbie was in the legal profession for 40 years in Atlanta GA.  She was an avid traveler. Survivors include her mother, Shirley Rice; sister, Susan Rice; brother, Richard C. Rice (Jean); nieces, Jessica Futrell (Bryn), Charlotte Futrell, and Michele Smith (Scott); nephews, John Michael Cunard and Zachary Woods (Jen). A private ...

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Bernadine Winstead Warner - OCT 29, 2021

Bernadine Winstead Warner

Bernadine Winstead Warner, 88, died peacefully on Friday, October 29, 2021, surrounded by her loved ones. Bernadine was a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She was an active member of White Bluff Presbyterian Church for over 50 years where she held multiple leadership roles and developed many cherished friendships.  She was a teacher at Royce Reading Center and Savannah Country Day School.  She was a longtime member and past president of P.E.O. Service Organization.  Some of the things she enjoyed most throughout her life were spending time with her f ...

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Phillip S. Milliken - OCT 29, 2021

Phillip S. Milliken

Phillip S. Milliken, 76, of Savannah, GA passed away peacefully on Friday, October 29, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Hospital of complications after a stroke. Phil was born on May 18th, 1945, and spent his childhood in Murrells Inlet, SC along with his eight brothers and sisters. He served in the army before pursuing a career as a welder where he helped build many local bridges as well as the largest tugboat to ever be launched at the time.  Phil is survived by his former wife, Mildred Pippin, his daughter Phyllis Morris, son Michael Milliken (Heather), two grandchildren Amber Morris (Hu ...

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Sheila Dianne Smith Vittitow OCT 16, 1957 - OCT 29, 2021

Sheila Dianne Smith Vittitow

My name is Sheila Vittitow and I died of a lung disease at the age of 64. I have decided to write my own obituary, because I really don't care for the ones that I see published in the newspaper. Often times families will gather and list every minor accomplishment from cradle to grave in a timeline format; or they create a story about someone's life that is so glowing one would think the deceased had been a living god. I don't like the timeline, because let's face it, I never really accomplished anything of great  note. Other than giving birth to my thre ...

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James J. Trabue - OCT 28, 2021

James J. Trabue

James Joseph Trabue, 79, died Thursday, October 28, 2021 at Memorial Health University Medical Center.  He was retired from BellSouth.  He was born April 2, 1942 in Connersville, Indiana to the late James and Margery Trabue.  James was a U.S. Navy Veteran, and was awarded the Good Conduct metal and a Honorable discharge.  He was a member of Thunderbolt Lodge #693 and the National Rifle Association.  He attended grade school in Savannah, GA, Connersville, IN, and Lawrence, IN., junior high school in Lawrence, IN, and high school in Savannah, GA graduating from H.V. Jenk ...

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Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Rushing - OCT 27, 2021

Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Rushing

Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Rushing, 36, passed away on Wednesday, October 27, 2021 at NYU Langone Medical Center in Manhattan from a brain aneurysm.  She was born in Savannah, daughter of James R. and Minette Grizzle Rushing.  Lizzie was a graduate of Calvary Day School and received a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree with emphasis in creating writing from Savannah College of Art and Design.  Prior to moving to Manhattan, New York nine years ago, Lizzie was in event sales with Garibaldi’s and was currently in event sales in Manhattan.  She was a member of White Blu ...

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Bernard Joseph Murphy, Jr. MAY 04, 1939 - OCT 27, 2021

Bernard Joseph Murphy, Jr.

To view a livestream of the Mass, please click the link below. Bernard J. Murphy, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, October 27, 2021, with his wife and daughter at his side. Bernard was born in New Haven, Connecticut, on May 4, 1939, the only son of Bernard and Ellie Jane (McGuinness) Murphy. He attended St. Mary’s Grammar School and High School, where he excelled in sports. After graduation he attended Stone Business College for one semester before joining the army in the fall of 1958. He served with the 24th Engineers out of Furth B ...

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Theresa (Terri) Sue Huiras AUG 16, 1938 - OCT 26, 2021

Theresa (Terri) Sue Huiras

Theresa “Terri” Sue Huiras passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 26, 2021 under the care of Hospice Savannah.  Terri was born in Plymouth County, Iowa (Westfield) on August 16, 1938, to the late Leonard L. and Neva Mae McCorkell Hoffman. Terri grew up in Centerville, SD surrounded by very dear family and friends. She attended the First Congregational Church. She eventually made her way to the University of Iowa and became a lifelong Hawkeye, following the Hawkeyes for the rest of her life, and finding a love for football, both collegiate and professional. In th ...

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Laura Love Hutchinson DEC 03, 1951 - OCT 26, 2021

Laura Love Hutchinson

Laura Love Hutchinson,. 69, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, October 26, 2021. The native and lifelong resident of Savannah was the daughter of the late Nell and Marcus Love. She was a retired phlebotomist and authored two books as a hobby writer. She loved to study the Bible and watch her movies. In addition to her parents, Laura was preceded in death by her beloved brother, Delvin Love. She leaves behind to cherish her memory a daughter, Jodie Chassereau; two sisters, Marian Sonnleither, and Theresa Devoe; three brothers; Freddy, Edward, and Tony Love; a granddaughter, Carmen Hut ...

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Antonio "Tony" "Apple Jack" Washington APR 03, 1972 - OCT 26, 2021


Antonio “Tony” “Apple Jack” Washington was born on April 3, 1972, in Trenton, NJ not only in the home of his Aunt Betty Jean Thompson, but also by her hands. He was born to Brenda Bell and Wille Roscoe Chambers. At a very early age, Tony was welcomed as a member of First African Baptist Church of Savannah, Ga. Tony was a proud alumnus of Alfred Ely Beach High School, class of 1991, where his personality and big heart gained him many lifelong friendships and memories. Tony had his very first daughter, Ashanay “Risha” Washington, at 19 years young with Tiff ...

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Patricia D. Ulmer MAR 17, 1937 - OCT 25, 2021

Patricia D. Ulmer

Patricia D. Ulmer, 84, died peacefully on Monday, October 25, 2021 at Memorial Health University Medical Center. The Buffalo, NY, native was the daughter of the late Margaret and Robert E. Dodd. Patty worked as a primary grades teacher for a few years before devoting her life to her family. She was a supportive and spectacular Mom. Patty and her husband, Bill, moved to The Landings on Skidaway Island after Bill’s retirement in 1992.   Patty was a graduate of the Park School of Buffalo, NY and Wheelock College of Boston, MA. She was active in many church, community, a ...

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Michael Keith Daniel - OCT 24, 2021

Michael Keith Daniel

With heavy hearts we announce the passing of Michael “Keith” Daniel on October 24, 2021. Born on March 22, 1972 to William Ansel “Butch” Daniel and Diane Brooks Daniel, Keith was a happy, friendly soul who never met a stranger. He grew up in Carrollton, Georgia alongside his many cousins and enjoyed church camps, youth groups, singing in his church choir, and playing a number of different sports. Keith graduated from Carrollton High School in 1990 after four years of wrestling and playing football and baseball. His college years took him to the University of West Georgi ...

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Donna R. Dillon - OCT 24, 2021

Donna R. Dillon

Donna Russell Dillon, 61, passed away Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Candler Hospital.  She was born August 7, 1960 to the late Thomas Eugene Russell and Mary Frances Livingston Russell.  Donna was a stay at home mom and dedicated her entire life to her family.  She was a humble woman whose primary focus was the happiness and wellbeing of those she loved.   In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Dale Anthony Russell. Surviving are her husband Francis “Frank” Dillon, daughter, Stephanie Dinh (Timmy Dinh), son and daughter-in-law, ...

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Jody Young Sullivan - OCT 24, 2021

Jody Young Sullivan

Jody Young Sullivan, 65, passed away on Sunday, October 24, 2021 at Hospice Savannah, Inc. Jody was born at Hunter Air Force Base in Savannah. She was the first of four daughters born to Donald Young and Jamie Young. Her early years were spent moving numerous places and ending up in Ft. Lauderdale in high school.  She went on to Broward Community College as a music major and then on to work in the travel industry. She eventually owned Far Horizons Travel Agency and loved traveling the world.  Her love of travel led her to working for the airlines, Eastern, TWA, US Air and fin ...

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Sandra Jane Mock - OCT 23, 2021

Sandra Jane Mock

Sandra Jane Mock, 80, passed away Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Spanish Oaks Retreat.  She was born July 6, 1941 to William M. Mock, Sr. and Jane Kieffer Mock.  Sandra was a majorette and graduate of Jenkins High School, class of 1959, and attended Armstrong Jr. College.  She was a member of Bull Street Baptist Church, a talented pianist and seamstress.   In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, William M. “Bubba” Mock, Jr.  and J. Barry Mock.  Surviving are her sister-in-law, Beverly Waddell Mock, nieces and nephew, ...

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Diane Belitskus - OCT 23, 2021

Diane Belitskus

Diane Belitskus died early Saturday morning, October 23rd, at St. Joseph Candler Hospital in Savannah GA.  Diane was born in Pittsburgh, PA, and lived most of her life in New Kensington, PA, before moving to Georgia. Foremost a wife and mother, Diane was highly committed to prayer and supporting anyone in need. She was a dedicated servant to Jesus Christ and the Episcopal Church, a proud grandmother, and previous Executive Director for Habitat of Humanity Allegheny Valley. Diane’s favorite moments since moving to Tybee Island included hosting visitors, taking walks on the beac ...

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Robert Brookings Smith, II JUN 01, 1934 - OCT 23, 2021

Robert Brookings Smith, II

Robert Brookings Smith II, or “Bob,” as he was affectionately known as to friends and family, passed away on October 23, 2021, with his three sons by his side at the Marshes at Skidaway Island in Savannah, Georgia.  He was a devoted husband, father and friend.   A lifelong sailor, Bob called on many ports in his 87 years.  Born in 1934 in St. Louis, Missouri, to Katherine “Taffy” and Alan T. Smith, Bob was the youngest of three boys.  His boyhood home made quite an impression on Bob, as later in life he would compare all locations to the ...

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Joseph Woodbury Palmer MAR 30, 1943 - OCT 23, 2021

Joseph Woodbury Palmer

Joseph Woodbury Palmer, 78, Tybee Island, Georgia.  He was born in Nairobi, Kenya to diplomatic parents Ambassador Joseph Palmer and Margaret Jones Palmer.  Attending schools overseas, Joe came home to America for high school.  After time spent in college studying anthropology, he served 4 years during the Vietnam War as a navy electrical technician.                                          Upon moving to Tybee Island in 1977 with his wife Sharon Logan, they raised two son ...

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Douglas Thomson - OCT 22, 2021

Douglas Thomson

Douglas Thomson, 97, died suddenly on October 22, 2021, at home in Savannah, GA. A beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend, Doug was a longtime Woodbury, CT resident and noted business leader with Uniroyal and The Toy Association. Born in The Bronx, NY, he was the second son of Alexander Thomson and Katherine Constantine Thomson. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1942, fought in the Pacific Theater and saw significant combat, including the Battle of Peleliu. He achieved the rank of Master Sergeant. After WWII, Doug attended Dartmouth College and then The Tuck School o ...

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James "Jay" Mahany - OCT 20, 2021


James “Jay” Mahany Jr., 62 passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at his home.  Jay was born October 6, 1959 in Savannah to James John Mahany Sr. and Geri Smith Mahany Mallard.  He retired as owner of Airco Industrial.  Jay was an avid outdoorsman, where he loved to spend time out on the water and hunting with his wife and friends.  The highlight of his life was his granddaughters, Ansley and Emily.    He was preceded in death by his father James John Mahany Sr. Surviving are his wife, Vicki C. Mahany, son and daughter-in-law, AJ and Courtney Mo ...

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Robert Edward Forkner OCT 27, 1939 - OCT 20, 2021

Robert Edward Forkner

Robert Edward Forkner, Sr. was a native Savannahian, living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. On Wednesday October 20, 2021 the Forkner family lost their hero unexpectedly.   Robert was born in Opelika, AL on October 27, 1939. He married the love of his life Carolyn Carter Forkner. Robert and Carolyn would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on November 18, 2021. Robert coached Vikings little league sports in the 70s. Robert was an electrical contractor for 52 years. He is predeceased by his parents, Lawrence,Sr, and Nell Forkner; brothers, Benjamin and Jim Fork ...

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Charles M. Waldrop, Jr. - OCT 20, 2021

Charles M. Waldrop, Jr.

Charles Moses Waldrop, Jr. passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 20th, 2021.  He was 102 years old.  Born April 26, 1919 in Charleston, South Carolina, he lived most of his life in Savannah.  He was the son of Charles Moses Waldrop, Sr. and Esther Hogan Waldrop.  He attended local public schools, graduating from Savannah High School in 1937 and Armstrong Junior College in 1939. In 1943 he married the love of his life, Elizabeth Crumbley, of Savannah. During World War II he served four years in the United States Army.  He spent 18 months of that time in the Eu ...

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Gerard Leo Bryndal SEP 29, 1953 - OCT 20, 2021

Gerard Leo Bryndal

On October 20th, 2021 Gerard Leo Bryndal passed away after losing his third battle with cancer. He was a hero and much loved by his family. Jerry was only 68 years old, born on September 29th, 1953 in Ohio and the son of Edward and Mary Lou Bryndal. He retired to Savannah, GA with his wife, Mary Anne, after completing a 33-year career flying for Northwest then Delta Airlines.  During his career he flew over one million people safely to their destinations, always with a smile on his face. Before that he served 10 years as a pilot for the Navy, and Navy Reserves, achieving the rank of Lt ...

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James 'Jim' Edward Snow, Jr. OCT 07, 1941 - OCT 20, 2021

James 'Jim' Edward Snow, Jr.

James ‘Jim’ Edward Snow, Jr., 80 passed away Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at his home. Jim was born October 7, 1941 in Augusta GA to the late James Edward Snow and Sarah Schofield Snow. Jim graduated from Richmond Academy in Augusta, served in the US Air Force, received his Bachelor of Arts in History from Augusta College, and his Master of Arts from the University of South Alabama. Jim taught history, economics, and government in Mobile AL, Bluffton SC, and retired from Hilton Head High School after 28 years of dedicated service to education. He was an active member of the Socie ...

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Linda M. Sloan - OCT 19, 2021

Linda M. Sloan

Linda M. Sloan, 69, passed away Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at Memorial University Medical Center.  She was born August 7, 1952 in Savannah to the late Bill Mashburn and Juanita Edmundson.  Linda was the Executive Director for Shadow Moss Assisted Living, and retired as the Executive Director of Summer Breeze Senior Living.  She attended Islands Christian Church. She is survived by her husband, Mike Sloan, son, Joseph Cochran, daughters, Lori Dickerson (Alvin) and Maleah Gasque.  Also surviving are her siblings, Kathleen “Kit” Tarver, Dessie Tarver, Lacey Tarve ...

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Pastor John ("Jack") Henry Ohsiek, Jr. OCT 18, 1931 - OCT 17, 2021

Pastor John (

Pastor John Henry Ohsiek, Jr. (“Jack”), age 90, of Savannah, Georgia passed away on Saturday, October 17, 2021 under the care of Hospice Savannah, Inc. Jack was born in Savannah, Georgia on October 18, 1931, the son of the late John Henry Ohsiek and Marion Knight Ohsiek. Jack graduated from Savannah High School in 1949, then received his AB from Newberry College in 1953 and his Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in 1956. Jack proudly served as a Chaplain in the United States Army Reserve from 1961 through 1985. He retired with the rank of Co ...

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James R. Adams - OCT 17, 2021

James R. Adams

To view a livestream of the service, click the link below. James Rulon Adams, age 91, passed away peacefully at home with family on October 17, 2021 as a result of complications from stroke.  Mr. Adams was born in Glassboro, NJ, where he attended primary school, followed by Temple University in Philadelphia.  He served in the U.S. Navy, and is recognized on the Korean War memorial on Tybee Island. Throughout his colored past, Mr. Adams has been a sailor, an actor, a restaurant/bar owner, a car valet, a casino dealer and an exotic pet ...

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Wonell Courson Busby SEP 05, 1934 - OCT 16, 2021

Wonell Courson Busby

Wonell Courson Busby, 87, died peacefully at home in Savannah, GA on Saturday, October 16, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. The Douglas, GA native was born on September 5, 1934 to the Earlie M. and Stella Worth Courson. Wonell dearly loved the life of a military wife, and enjoyed traveling the world with her beloved husband, the late Colonel Leman O. Busby, U.S. Army.  She was a homemaker and loved taking care of her family. Wonell loved spending time with her children and grandchildren and would volunteer at all of their functions. In addition to supporting her family, W ...

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Arlene A. Cesaroni - OCT 16, 2021

Arlene A. Cesaroni

Arlene Andrews Cesaroni, 76, passed away Saturday, October 16, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  She was born September 29, 1945 in Alaska.  Mrs. Cesaroni was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, and retired as an Administrative Assistant for the Savannah Airport Commission.  She enjoyed quilting and rescuing dachshund’s.  She and her husband, were longtime residents of Thunderbolt. She was preceded in death by her husband. Michael John Cesaroni Jr. Surviving are her sons, Christopher Cesaroni of Savannah and Todd Poppell of Florida, six grandchildren, and h ...

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Josephine Dowdy Spivey MAR 26, 1934 - OCT 16, 2021

Josephine Dowdy Spivey

Josephine “Josie” Dowdy Spivey, 87, passed away peacefully Saturday, October 16, 2021, surrounded by loved ones at her family farm, Pine Acres, in Tattnall County.  A long-time member of White Bluff Presbyterian Church, Josie was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  Her greatest joy came from spending time with her family, and she will be greatly missed by all.  Mrs. Spivey lived nearly her entire life in Savannah, graduating from Savannah High School and later Armstrong State College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Englis ...

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Ezra Roy Willis - OCT 14, 2021

Ezra Roy Willis

Ezra Roy Willis, 87, passed away Thursday, October 14, 2021 at his home under the care of his family and Hospice Savannah.  He was born March 21, 1934 in Hay Springs, Nebraska to the late Warren and Lois Willis.  Mr. Willis retired from the U.S. Air Force, as well as the U.S. Postal Service, where he was a mail handler. He was an avid golfer, loved to work in his rose garden and maintaining his tropical fish aquariums.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Carter Willis. Surviving are his six children, Roy “Butch” Willis ...

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Edwin J. Feiler, Jr. JAN 23, 1935 - OCT 13, 2021

Edwin J. Feiler, Jr.

To view a livestream of the service, please click the link below. Edwin Jacob Feiler, Jr. ( Edwin J. Feiler, Jr., a fourth-generation Georgia real estate developer, civic activist, and the founder of Leadership Savannah, died Wednesday at his home in Savannah after a long struggle with Parkinson’s. He was 86. As Feiler described himself at the start of his recently completed memoir, A Professional Savannahian: “I was born on January 23, 1935, in Savannah, Georgia, and my life, in one way or another, has revolved around this city, which I love, and which my famil ...

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Joanna N. Harris - OCT 13, 2021

Joanna N. Harris

Joanna Norgren Harris, 92, passed away Wednesday, October 13, 2021, at her home under the care of her daughter, Julie Harris and Hospice Savannah.  She was born October 29, 1928, in Chicago, IL to the late Carl and Hildur Norgren.  Mrs. Harris was a Home Economics Teacher for Charles E. Ellis School for Girls, and a retired Realtor.  She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church on Skidaway Island.  She enjoyed being active all her life, traveling, playing Bridge as a Master Bridge player, playing golf, and quilting.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. ...

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Edward Mercer "Ted" Sheldon AUG 06, 1945 - OCT 13, 2021

Edward Mercer

Ted Sheldon (76) passed away on October 13, 2021, from complications after a stroke several months earlier.  He was born in Chicago on 6 August 1945 and grew up in Highland Park, IL.  Ted was an All-American swimmer on the high school relay team and went on to Beloit College where he was captain of the swim team.  While at Beloit College he met his future wife, Marianne Weber, and they married in 1969 while Ted was serving in the Navy.  He was discharged as a Lieutenant in 1971 and returned to Chicago where he joined the advertising sales staff of the Chicago Tribune.&nb ...

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Jack Cowan JUN 02, 1935 - OCT 13, 2021

Jack Cowan

Jack Cowan, 86, died Wednesday, October 13, 2021 at Candler Hospital. The lifelong resident of Savannah was the son of the late Richard and Inez Mingledorff Cowan.  Officially the third member to join, Jack was a longtime member of Skidaway Island United Methodist Church. He was an avid athlete that built his own in-home gym. Just prior to his death, Jack continued to use his gym and three times a week would run five flights of stairs. He was instrumental in starting the University of Georgia Men’s Gymnastics Team, where he served as captain. Jack began working as an a ...

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Shirley Henderson DEC 09, 1943 - OCT 13, 2021

Shirley Henderson

Born in Newcastle, PA, Shirley Henderson arrived in Miami in 1966 with Robert Thiele, newlyweds from Kent, Ohio. Shirley distinguished herself immediately as a vital member of that early group of teaching artists who arrived in Miami in the 1960’s and 1970’s. Her students at Miami Dade College and later The University of Miami revered her as an inspirational teacher and role model. As a committed artist, Shirley continued her development for over four decades as one of Miami’s most esteemed artists, including her participation in the then fl ...

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Bernadette G. Nolan DEC 16, 1929 - OCT 13, 2021

Bernadette G. Nolan

Bernadette G. Nolan passed peacefully with family around her at her home in Savannah, GA on October 13, 2021.  Bernadette and her husband Brian retired to Savannah from Springfield, IL in 1990.  Brian preceded her in death on June 21, 2001. Bernadette was born December 16, 1929, in Pawtucket, RI to Ernest “E.G.” and Katherine “Katie” Gagnon.  She had fond memories of Rhode Island including playing on the beach with her brother Bobby in what is now Colt State Park in Bristol.  She proudly recounted quahog hunting on the beach.  Bernadette&rsqu ...

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Helen Bradley Tarbutton SEP 21, 1967 - OCT 12, 2021

Helen Bradley Tarbutton

Helen Bradley Tarbutton died unexpectedly Tuesday, October 12, 2021 at her home in Sea Island, Georgia. Born September 21, 1967 at the old Telfair Hospital in Savannah, Helen was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Waldo Bradley and the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Bradley of Savannah and Mr. and Mrs. William A. Morse of Atlanta. Helen graduated from the Savannah Country Day School in 1985 and received a B.A. in Political Science from Sweet Briar College in 1989. After college, she attended Parsons School of Design in New York City and received an A.A.S. degree in Interior D ...

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Victoria (Vicki) Rotureau - OCT 11, 2021

Victoria (Vicki) Rotureau

Victoria (Vicki) Rotureau, 63, a native of Savannah, went to be with her Savior Jesus on October 11, 2021. Vicki began her family in Charlotte, NC before returning to Georgia and settling in Richmond Hill.  Her last residence was in Pooler, GA. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jack G. Neidlinger and his wife Myrtiline Neidlinger; her first husband, Skip Smith, and her brothers, Jack Jr. and Coleman Neidlinger.  Surviving are her husband, Craig Rotureau; sister, Margo N. Kelly; brother, Mike Rogers; children, Brandon Smith, Ashleigh Smith (James), Mathew Slater (Hanna ...

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Kristin Ross Northup - OCT 11, 2021

Kristin Ross Northup

Kristin Ross Northup passed away unexpectedly in Savannah, Georgia on October 11, 2021, at the age of 40. She will be greatly missed for her keen and unique sense of humor and her care for others.  She is the daughter of John and Millie Northup and is survived by 3 children, Kristina in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, and Kate and Emilie in Morristown, Tennessee, as well as by her husband Jeremy Hill, brother John Northup III and sister, Allison Northup Hollenden. There will be a private family memorial at a future date. ...

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Jeffrey L. Smith - OCT 10, 2021

Jeffrey L. Smith

Jeffrey Louis Smith, 70, passed away Sunday, October 10, 2021 at Memorial University Medical Center.  He was born March 31, 1951 in Trenton, NJ to Albert Smith, Jr. and Geraldine Smith.  Soon after his birth, he and his family moved to Savannah where he lived the rest of his life. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Timothy and Albert Smith, brothers-in-law, James Strickland, Glenn Braddy, and Mike Russell.  He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Suzanne Strickland Smith, sons, Jeffrey “Luke” (Katherine) Smith and Benjamin Lou ...

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Russell Thrasher JUN 16, 1966 - OCT 08, 2021

Russell Thrasher

Russell Eugene Thrasher, 55, passed away on Friday, October 8th 2021.  Russell was born on June 16th, 1966, in Marietta Georgia. He moved to Savannah in 2005 when he married Nicole (Nicki).  Russell worked as a Construction Superintendent for Project Builders, Atlanta Georgia.  He traveled the country overseeing build-outs but came home most every weekend to be with Nicki.  He was a devoted father, dutiful son, and a fun-loving brother.  Russell was an avid Georgia Bulldog fan, loved chocolate pralines and mastered his recipe for Pavlova.  Russell never met a stra ...

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Andrew (Andy) Mason Isbell - OCT 08, 2021

Andrew (Andy) Mason Isbell

Andrew (Andy) Mason Isbell, 60, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021 at his residence under the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice and his family.  He was born December 19, 1960 to the late Andrew Jackson Isbell and Marian Mason Isbell. He is survived by two sisters, Carol Love (Pete) of Savannah and Cheryl Bigham (Jerry) of Evans, GA; one brother, Ken Isbell (Tere) of Seville, Spain; nephew, Mason Love (Maggie) and their children, Adrian and Thomas of Mexico Beach, FL; and niece, Caitlin Love of Cullowhee, NC. Andy grew up and attended high school in LaFayette, GA. He served as a hospi ...

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Betty Louise Sikes Lord OCT 14, 1929 - OCT 07, 2021

Betty Louise Sikes Lord

Betty Louise Sikes Lord, 91, passed away Thursday, October 7, 2021, at Resorts at Pooler. Betty was born in Savannah, October 14, 1929, to Bertis Breckley Sikes and Anniebell Waters Sikes. Her family has fond memories of her love of crafts and music. The great-grandchildren enjoyed the time spent doing her hair and nails. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Clarence Lord. Survivors include her children, James Christopher Lord (Brenda), Brenda Keen; grandchildren, Kristina Keen Willis, Jonathan “J.C.” Keen, and four great-grandchildre ...

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Patrick Cummiskey - OCT 07, 2021

Patrick Cummiskey

Patrick Cummiskey, died peacefully at his home on Thursday October 7, 2021 at the age of 92. A near daily visitor to The Landings dog park, Pat would accompany his faithful companion, Maggie in his golf cart to socialize with other residents and their dogs.   Pat was born in Detroit, MI and following high school attended the University of Michigan.  He graduated prior to joining the US Marines where he was a SSF flying 2nd seat in a Grumman F7F Tigercat over the skies of the Korean Peninsula during the Korean War. In 1954, Pat married his college sweetheart, J ...

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Clifford H. McDonald - OCT 06, 2021

Clifford H. McDonald

Clifford H. McDonald, 93, departed his earthly life on Wednesday, October 6, 2021.  He was a Veteran of US Navy, known as “Doc” to those that served with him.  He was a retired sales representative for D-A Lubricant Co.  He was a member of Skidaway Island United Methodist Church.  He is predeceased by his wife, Idell C. McDonald. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Otis DeMott; his grandson, Barry DeMott; and several nieces and nephews. Special loving thanks to ALL the caregivers from Opulence Home Care (LoRetta Wallace). A memoria ...

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Gwendolyn Johnson Coney DEC 01, 1946 - OCT 06, 2021

Gwendolyn Johnson Coney

Gwendolyn Johnson Coney, 74, died Wednesday, October 6, 2021at Memorial University Medical Center surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was born December 1, 1946, in Montreal Canada. She was an Army brat and moved from place to place, Boston, Florida, and Colorado before making Savannah her permanent home. Mrs. Coney was a certified nursing assistant at Chatham Nursing Home and later retired from Georgia Regional Hospital. She was a member of First Jerusalem Baptist Church where she sang in the choir and a member of American Legion Post 500. She was preceded in death by he ...

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Erin Shirah Elizabeth Fowler JUN 24, 1982 - OCT 06, 2021

Erin Shirah Elizabeth Fowler

Erin Shirah Elizabeth Fowler, age 39, passed away from Covid-19 on October 6, 2021 at Candler Hospital.  She was a Warner Robins native, but a long-time resident of Savannah. She attended Memorial Day School and Sol C. Johnson High School, and received a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from University of Phoenix. She formerly worked for Chatham County Sheriff’s Department, and was currently employed with Allied Security. Erin was a member of Wilmington Island United Methodist Church.  She was a lover of animals, movies, and classic TV shows.  ...

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John David Twiggs Johnson JUL 06, 1927 - OCT 05, 2021

John David Twiggs Johnson

It is with deep sadness that our family announces the death of John David Twiggs Johnson. He was born on July 6, 1927, to Kathryn and Thomas Johnson. Growing up at his beloved Isle of Hope, he was afforded a life on the river, which helped shape his world in many ways. At the young age of 12, he boarded a train to Episcopal High School in Alexandria, VA. After completing his studies at Episcopal, he attended Davidson College, graduating in 1947. In the last two years of WWII, David served in the Merchant Marines in the North Atlantic and in Europe. After his service, he returned to Savan ...

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Edna "Ann" Hutchins Ernst APR 30, 1928 - OCT 05, 2021


Ann Ernst, age 93, passed away peacefully at Spanish Oaks Hospice on October 5, 2021. Ann, a native Savannahian, was born to Wayland D. Hutchins and Clara Clark Hutchins on April 30, 1928. She attended Chatham County public schools, Armstrong Junior College, and graduated from Valdosta State University with a degree in Biology. Ann married H. Andrew “Andy” Ernst in 1950 and together they raised three children. Ann’s first job involved research in mosquito malaria transmission and control at Oatland Island Research Lab which was part of the CDC. Most of her career was ...

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Louis Roy Lester Jr. - OCT 05, 2021

Louis Roy Lester Jr.

Louis Roy Lester Jr., 76, of Savannah, Georgia passed away on October 5, 2021. Roy was born on May 3, 1945 in Sylacauga, Alabama, the son of Louis Roy Lester and LoRayne Peters Lester.  Roy graduated from Auburn University in 1968 with a BS in Business.  Roy served in the United States Marine Corps from 1968 until 1971.  He earned an MBA from the University of Alabama in 1973. Roy moved to Savannah, Georgia in 2004.  He was employed by Savannah Aviation and later by O’Reillys. Roy is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Stanley and Jane Lester of Sa ...

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Doreen Higgins JAN 24, 1926 - OCT 05, 2021

Doreen Higgins

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of Doreen Higgins (nee Morris) on October 5, 2021. She was born on January 24,1926 in London, England, daughter of Gladys Annie (Orchard) and John Rowland Morris. She went to school in London with the exception of a couple of years during WWII when she left to stay with relatives in North Wales for safety.  Upon her return, she finished her schooling and received a Sociology degree from the London School of Economics in 1947. Wanting to move to America she went to Manhattan and sought work in the Advertising business. She also work ...

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Frances Irene Luce MAY 15, 1932 - OCT 04, 2021

Frances Irene Luce

Click Here to Livestream - Available Thursday at 2:50 p.m.   Frances “Fran” Irene Luce was born in Pineora, GA, daughter to the late Irene Futch (neé Zeigler) and Lemuel Jacob Futch, Sr. She died peacefully, surrounded by loved ones, at home in Savannah on October 4, 2021. Fran was predeceased by her husband, James “Jim” Luce, in a marriage spanning more than five decades. She was a Savannah resident for most of her life, though she also spent several years in Baraboo, WI, the hometown of her husband, before they returned to Savannah. F ...

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Maria A. Hassel AUG 02, 1947 - OCT 03, 2021

Maria A. Hassel

Maria A. Hassel, age 74, of Philadelphia, PA passed away in her sleep at Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center in Savannah, GA on Sunday, October 3, 2021. She is survived by her three sons, Wayne, Chad, and Matthew; and her six grandchildren. She loved the beach, books, and games. She was an avid member of Pierce Chapel Church in Columbus, GA. May you rest in peace, mom. ...

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Woodrow Wilson Dyches III - OCT 03, 2021

Woodrow Wilson Dyches III

Woodrow “Woody” Wilson Dyches, III  Woody was born May 16, 1967 in Savannah, Georgia. He was the second child and oldest son of Linda and Woodrow Wilson Dyches, Jr.  He graduated from Calvary Day School in 1985.  Woody was handsome in his youth; he had a commanding presence and an unmistakable gait. He was known for his half grin, the mischievous twinkle in his eyes, and his infectious laugh.  He was an avid outdoorsman. Woody loved the forests and wetlands of Georgia and South Carolina. On a clear day, he was most likely to be found exploring a wild ...

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Michael Allen Tanner - OCT 02, 2021

Michael Allen Tanner

Michael Allen Tanner, 53, passed away Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Candler Hospital after a long battle with Covid.  He was born February 9, 1968 in Savannah to Guy and Rebecca Tanner.  Michael graduated from Jenkins High School and Georgia Southern University, class of 1989, where he (#40) played football under legendary Coach Erk Russell.  He was a HUGE Georgia Southern Eagles fan and you could almost always catch him at Paulson Stadium on game day cheering for his boys.  Michael was a Foreman for the Georgia Ports Authority, where he worked for the past 29 ...

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Gwendolyn "Jo" Ambrose Wilson JUL 30, 1953 - OCT 01, 2021


Jo Wilson, 68, of Savannah passed away Friday, October 1st after a two year battle with cancer.  Jo was THE face of the Sears Service Center for over 30 years. After their closure Jo worked for JC Lewis Ford until her passing.  Jo was preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Frank Wilson.  Jo is survived by her children; Tiffany and Roy Schrum, Jeremy and Christy Wilson, Jordan Wilson and grandchildren Nolan and Piper Wilson. She is also survived by her sisters; Lynda Tinker, Carol (David) Flanders, and Jennifer (Tommy) O'Hayer and many nieces and nephews. T ...

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John Henry Flathman - OCT 01, 2021

John Henry Flathman

John Henry Flathman, USMC Ret., 79, passed away on October 1, 2021.  He was quiet, respected, generous, loving and the best dad two sons could have ever had.  He was our invincible hero. Born May 15, 1942, he lived a full life, one of faith, service, sacrifice, honor and love.   John was a 1960 graduate of Herschel V. Jenkins High School, attended Georgia Military Academy and later graduated from his beloved Auburn University in 1964.  Upon graduation, he married the love of his life, the late Crystal Hunter Flathman, and was commissioned a Second ...

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Robert Hendrix Elmore AUG 13, 1946 - SEP 29, 2021

Robert Hendrix Elmore


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Michael Barrett Welsh, Jr - SEP 28, 2021

Michael Barrett Welsh, Jr

Michael Barrett Welsh Jr., 66, of Savannah passed away on the morning of September 28, 2021. Barrett is survived by his wife, Cindy Rooks Welsh; his daughters Amber Welsh (Ivano Harris) and Kelli deVegter (Wesley); his grandchildren, Alanna, Braeden, Luca, and Violet; his siblings, Sally, Jimmy, Timmy, and Betty: many nieces, nephews, cousins, and countless friends. He is preceded in death by his father, Barrett Welsh Sr., mother, Elizabeth Davis Welsh and brother, Joe Welsh. Barrett was born and raised in Savannah to Barrett and Bette Welsh. His five siblings called him “Bubba” ...

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Susannah Robertson Rockwell JUL 21, 1934 - SEP 28, 2021

Susannah Robertson Rockwell

Click here to view livestream. Link will be available on Saturday, October 9, 2021 at 10:45 a.m. Susannah Robertson Rockwell, 87, died peacefully on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 surrounded by her family. Susannah was born Susannah Preston Roberston in 1934 to the late William Joseph Robertson, newspaper editor and writer, and the late Susan Preston Robertson of Virginia. She moved from Pennsylvania to Savannah at the age of 10 when her father became the editor of the Savannah Morning Newspaper. Susannah was the youngest of four children with three brothers that all served in WWII.  ...

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Raul Ortiz-Salgado SEP 02, 1970 - SEP 28, 2021

Raul Ortiz-Salgado


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Kathleen Barnas Dutko - SEP 28, 2021

Kathleen Barnas Dutko

Kathleen Barnas Dutko, 77, passed away Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at The Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.  She was born in Passaic, N.J., October 16, 1943 to the late George and Verna Barnas.  Mrs. Dutko received a B.S. in Nursing from Niagra University, Niagra Falls, New York, and then was awarded a National Institute of Health Grant to study Psychiatric Nursing @ N.Y.U., from which she received her Master’s degree.  She was a Nursing Professor at Armstrong State University, from which she retired in 1998.  She attended St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Ty ...

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Elizabeth (Lisa) Carter - SEP 27, 2021

Elizabeth (Lisa) Carter

Elizabeth (Lisa) Carter, 61, of Savannah, GA was taken home to join with the Angels and the Saints in eternal worship of a loving, merciful, and sovereign Father on Monday, September 27, 2021.  God had allowed Lisa to endure a series of baffling physical ailments for 2 ½ years while He walked by her side holding her hand, the Holy Spirit providing the strength and patience to endure all things with a smile and a positive word for all, until He finally called her home to meet her Savior, Jesus Christ, face to face. Lisa was happy to call Savannah her home for her entire life, eve ...

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Duncan "Russ" Priestley - SEP 27, 2021


On Monday, September 27th, 2021, Duncan Russell Priestley of Savannah passed away at his home at the age of 62. Rusti was a graduate of Groves High School and Savannah Technical School. He worked as a mechanic and later became a carpenter. He was an avid Civil War reenactor who spent many years volunteering at Fort Jackson as a soldier and blacksmith. Rusti was preceded in death by his father, Robert E. Priestley, of Savannah. He is survived by his mother, Melba M. Priestley, of Savannah, and his brother, Robert L. Priestley, of Twin City, GA. Visitation will be held at Fox & Week ...

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Captain Thomas Channing Lutton, USCG, Retired JUN 03, 1933 - SEP 27, 2021

Captain Thomas Channing Lutton, USCG, Retired

Captain Thomas Channing Lutton, USGC, Retired, 88, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021 with his family at his bedside. Tom was born in Detroit, MI to the late Robert Dale and Laura Snyder Lutton.  The Lutton family moved to Coral Gables, FL where Tom was a 1951 graduate of Coral Gables High School. A 1955 graduate of the Coast Guard Academy, Tom was first assigned to the icebreaker EASTWIND where he participated in Arctic Dew Line construction and Antarctic Deepfreeze operations with Admiral Byrd. He entered basic flight training at Pensacola, Florida, in 1956. On completion o ...

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Barbara Ann Tankersley Warth APR 11, 1940 - SEP 26, 2021

Barbara Ann Tankersley Warth

On September 26th the skies opened and Barbara Ann Tankersley Warth was received into the comfort of God's bosom. Born in Savannah, Georgia, April 11th 1940 to the late Ernest S. Tankersley and Barbara Ann Colley Tankersley, Ann lived a life of love, laughter, and compassion for all people she met. She spent her childhood in Midway, Georgia then attended and graduated from Young Harris College in 1959. She moved to Savannah where she met and married the love of her life Frederick Emil Warth, Jr. Together they were blessed with four children, Eric Stephen, Brian Keith, Andrea Leigh, a ...

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Vivian Anderson Rahn DEC 17, 1948 - SEP 26, 2021

Vivian Anderson Rahn

Vivian Anderson Rahn departed her amazing, wonderful life on September 26, 2021, with her children by her side. Vivian was born on December 17, 1948, in Elberton, GA as the youngest of three girls to the late James Wester and Alma Smith Anderson. She married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, Hugh Parker Rahn (Hugo), and they lived the majority of their life in Richmond Hill, Ga . Vivian was predeceased by her parents and husband. She is survived by her son, Wess Shannon Rahn (Kim); daughter, Amy Rahn Markowitz (Brian); four grandchildren, Hunter Rahn (Victor ...

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Eddie M. Stewart - SEP 25, 2021

Eddie M. Stewart

Eddie Marion Stewart earned his angel wings on Saturday, September 25, 2021 after an extended illness with Parkinson’s. Eddie, known as “Fast Eddie” and “Trouble” passed away at St. Joseph’s Hospital at age 77. He was married to Brenda Hadwin Stewart for 53 years (her very best friend) and has two beautiful sons, Dustin Shayne Stewart and Christopher Marion Stewart who knew their dad was always there through all the ups and downs and taught them to enjoy every moment that life has to offer.  He also has one daughter-in-law, Amy Stewart, who adored ...

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Arthur L. "Artie" King, III FEB 22, 1957 - SEP 24, 2021

Arthur L.

Arthur “Artie” L. King, III, 64, of Savannah, passed away peacefully on the morning of September 24, 2021. Artie was born on February 22, 1957, in Savannah, Georgia. He graduated from Nativity of Our Lord School and Benedictine Military School, class of 1975. Following high school, he worked for CSX railroad for fifteen years. He later went on to work many years in the restaurant industry. He most enjoyed his time as a co-owner of Gallagher’s Restaurant in Savannah and Casserole King’s in Atlanta. His favorite times of year were Opening Day for the Braves and a big Geor ...

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Leslie Hefner Davis NOV 03, 1961 - SEP 24, 2021

Leslie Hefner Davis

Leslie Hefner Davis died September 24.  Leslie was born November 3, 1961 in Hickory, NC.  She grew up in Greenville, SC, and lived most of her adult life in Savannah, GA.  She graduated from Eastside High School, from The College of Charleston, and received her Masters of Education from Cambridge University.  Leslie taught elementary school in Savannah/Chatham County for 28 years.  She had returned to teaching this year after previously retiring.   Leslie was a dedicated mother of two and an entire community. She worked tirelessly at making sure everyone aro ...

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Martha Taylor Shackelford AUG 14, 1931 - SEP 24, 2021

Martha Taylor Shackelford

Martha Taylor Shackelford, 90, of Richmond, VA and Wilmington Island, GA, formerly of Petersburg, VA, died September 24, 2021. Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Charles Walter Taylor and Mary Elizabeth Jones Taylor. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, Gordon Deshler Shackelford Jr.; and her brother, Charles Walter Taylor Jr. She is survived by her son, Gordon Taylor Shackelford; and her daughter, Martha Dabney Shackelford of Richmond; and her sister, Jane Taylor Torrance of Savannah; as well as several nieces and nephews ...

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John A. Shallal, M.D. NOV 22, 1942 - SEP 23, 2021

John A. Shallal, M.D.

  John A. Shallal, M.D. was born November 22, 1942, in Telkaif, Iraq into a strong and solid Chaldean Catholic family. One of ten siblings, he and his family immigrated to Detroit, Michigan in the late 1950’s where he was instilled with great spiritual strength,confidence, and promise. Realizing his immense intellectual capacity, the Jesuit University of Detroit admitted him at the age of sixteen to their College of Engineering and graduated three years later with honors with dual degrees in Electrical Engineering and Advanced Mathematics and Quantum Physics. He was quickly re ...

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Jill Gallagher - SEP 22, 2021

Jill Gallagher

Jill (Rein) Gallagher, 50, passed away on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at St Joseph’s Emory hospital after a brief illness. Jill born May 30, 1971. She was the youngest daughter of James K Rein & Corma (Tilley) Rein. She is survived by her husband Laurence Gallagher (Atlanta)) her sisters Jennifer (Rein) Tarbox, Pamela (Rein) Avinger, siter-in-law Layla Gallagher (Chicago) and brother-in-law Ryan Gallagher. She also leaves behind several loving nieces and nephews. Jill didn’t have any children but she had her fur baby Scruffy, who is lost without her. Jill graduate ...

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Donna Heinz Hanlon - SEP 21, 2021

Donna Heinz Hanlon

Donna Lee Heinz Hanlon age 82 died peacefully on 2l September 202I, surrounded by her husband and two sons at The Marshes on Skidaway Island. She was born on October 1,1938 in Holbrook, Long Island, NY, to Edward Bronson Heinz and Estelle Frances Egan.   She is survived by her husband of 60 years Daniel E. Hanlon III, a son Daniel E. Hanlon IV and his wife Denise of W. Townsend, MA, a son James Matthew Hanlon and his wife Denise of Sharon MA, five grandchildren, Alexandra Alyce Hanlon, Nathan James Hanlon, Victoria Marie Hanlon, Daniel E. Hanlon V and Megan MacAu ...

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Mary Helen Exley Everette JAN 02, 1944 - SEP 21, 2021

Mary Helen Exley Everette

Mary Helen Exley Everette passed away on Tuesday, September 21st at Candler Hospital. Helen was born on January 2,1944 in Savannah, Georgia. She graduated from Savannah High School and was a homemaker for many years before working for nearly two decades at The Christmas Shop and later Belk. After retirement, she spent time in Burlington, Vermont and Portland, Oregon before returning to Savannah. She was extremely creative and artistic and used her talents to design and string fine jewelry. She was self-taught and created pieces using pearls and semi-precious stones for several jewelry ...

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Regina Marie Rocca Nelson & Mary Cathryn Finocchairo - SEP 21, 2021

Regina Marie Rocca Nelson & Mary Cathryn Finocchairo

Regina Marie Rocca Nelson (82), and her sister and best friend, Mary Cathryn Finocchairo (88), passed away one month apart. Regina on August 21, 2021 and Mary Cathryn on September 21, 2021.  The "Rocca" girls were inseparable their entire lives. They grew up in Savannah Georgia, and both attended Sacred Heart School and St. Vincent's Academy. They both attended St. James Catholic church. Mary Cathryn practiced as a Registered Nurse for a short time before the birth of her son, Michael in 1959. She graduated from St. Joseph's Infirmary in Atlanta in 1954. Regina att ...

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Elliott B. Simmons, Jr. - SEP 20, 2021

Elliott B. Simmons, Jr.

Elliott B. Simmons, Jr. 86, died peacefully on Monday, September 20, 2021 surrounded by family. Elliott was born in Savannah, Georgia, the son of Elliott and Elizabeth Simmons.  In 1963, Elliott married Elaine Everette of Savannah.  They have three children. Elliott attended Charles Ellis School and was a graduate of Savannah High School, where he was class president, voted most popular and most studious by his classmates.   He graduated from The University of Georgia in 1956 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.  He was a member of the Kappa ...

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Jud Henline - SEP 20, 2021

Jud Henline

Ronald Judson Henline, 76, died September 20, 2021 peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 11, 1944 in Asheboro, NC. The son of Clifford and Lillion Henline, was educated in the North Carolina Public Schools and later attended Western Carolina University. His strong interest in mechanical and power transmission led him to a successful career as a field sales engineer in the paper industry. In 1987, Jud married Patricia Henline of Savannah, GA. Jud was a Christian and had a loving heart demonstrated by his membership in his AF. and AM. Masonic Lodge Eastgate 692 Char ...

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Art (Artie) Kuhn - SEP 20, 2021

Art (Artie) Kuhn

If he hurt you, he’s sorry. If he helped you, you’re welcome. If you hurt him, you are forgiven. The love and friendship you showed him during his lifetime was so much appreciated. Thank you. Surrounded by love and a peaceful passing. Heaven welcomed Artie with open arms on September 20, 2021 Special thanks to St. Joseph’s Hospital for everything. No service is planned at this time. In lieu of flowers or donations, please show your family how much you love them every day and our family would be so grateful.       ...

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Charles Edward Sutlive MAR 23, 1937 - SEP 19, 2021

Charles Edward Sutlive

Charles Edward Sutlive (Charlie) of Savannah, Georgia, passed away on Sunday, September 19, 2021, at the age of 84 following a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was born on March 23, 1937, in Savannah, the youngest of four sons of Kathleen James Sutlive and William Kirkland Sutlive. He is survived by his beloved wife, Rhonda; two children and their spouses, Mary Sutlive Winter and Chris, and Charles Edward Sutlive, Jr., and Nell, three grandchildren: Caitlin Mae Winter, Celeste Mason Sutlive, and Charles Edward Sutlive, III; brother, Dr. William Greene Sutlive; sisters-in-law, ...

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Ora Jean Kniphfer JUL 04, 1933 - SEP 18, 2021

Ora Jean Kniphfer

Ora Jean Kniphfer, age 88, passed away September 18, 2021, after a long battle with dementia.  Ora Jean was born on July 4, 1933, in Glennville, GA. She moved to Savannah, GA in 1951, and  retired from Hercules, Inc after 33 yeas as a traffic manager. Ora Jean was an avid baker and gardener and had a love for flowers. She was devoted to her family and was a proud “Granny” to her granddaughter and great-granddaughter. She was also a member of White Bluff United Methodist Church. Ora Jean was preceded in death by her parents, Lauda G. and Cinnie B. DeLoach, her hus ...

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Fred A. Brawdy FEB 16, 1955 - SEP 18, 2021

Fred A. Brawdy

Fred A. Brawdy, 66, passed away Saturday, September 18, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was born in Pittsburgh, PA February 16, 1955, to Donald and Catherine Romanoff Brawdy. He served in the U.S. Navy and was a nuclear electronics technician with Bettis Laboratories. Fred was an avid hockey fan, as well as player. He enjoyed antiques and precious metals. Fred was very involved in numismatics, serving as the vice president of the West Mifflin, PA Coin Club for over two decades. He loved spending time with his family and friends. His passions were fishing, traveling, reading, enj ...

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Walter M. Baczynski - SEP 18, 2021

Walter M. Baczynski

To view a livestreaming of the service, click on the following link:  Walter Baczynski (   Walter (Walt) Michael Baczynski, age 73, of Savannah GA, passed away on September 18, 2021. He was born September 8, 1948 in Scranton PA, to Walter and Millie (Mildred) Baczynski (Gajkowski).  Walt attended Penn State University, where he received his BS in chemical engineering. He was commissioned as ESN in the US Navy in 1969 and was Honorably Discharged 1972 as a LTJG. He worked the remainder of his career at Hunt-Wesson Foods, which transferred him to Savannah in ...

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John V. Burke MAR 02, 1930 - SEP 17, 2021

John V. Burke

John Valentine Burke, age 91, died Friday, September 17, 2021 at his home with his family by his side.  He was born in Falmouth, Maine on March 2, 1930 to the late John Joseph Burke of Gort, County Galway, Ireland and Edith Margaret Taylor of Falmouth, Maine.  The only son of an Irish immigrant, he met his wife of 50 years, Helene Hodges Burke, while stationed as a Marine at Paris Island in Beaufort, S.C.  They married on July 5, 1953 at St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Tybee Island and had two daughters.  After being discharged from the Marine Corps in 1957, John too ...

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Branko Alois Stropnik-DeSantis, Jr., "Brandon" SEP 12, 1984 - SEP 17, 2021

Branko Alois Stropnik-DeSantis, Jr.,

The restaurateur Branko Alois Stropnik-DeSantis Jr, also known as Brandon, departed from us after a hard fought battle in the hospital. Brandon passed on September 17th, 2021 at the age of 37. In Candler General Hospital his father, Branko, had brought his mother, Tamela, pizza, as they had heard Italian herbs help get a mother into labor. His mother woke up at 4:30 A.M. in labor. On September 12th, 1984 the doctor delivered Brandon to his proud parents and sister, Samantha. The doctor was still in his suit as he did not have time to change. Brandon would go on to graduate from Calvary Day ...

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Birdie Howard Anderson AUG 03, 1921 - SEP 16, 2021

Birdie Howard Anderson

Birdie Howard Anderson, 100, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Habersham House.  A graveside service will be held 11:00 a.m., Sunday, September 19, 2021 at Oak Hill Cemetery, Meldrim, GA.  ...

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Mary Rivers Pittman - SEP 16, 2021

Mary Rivers Pittman

Mary Carolyn Pittman 85, of Springfield passed away in her home on Thursday, September 16, 2021. Carolyn was survived in the death by her grandson David Pittman and wife Amanda Pittman; great grandchildren; Abigail Pittman, Johnnie Wright, and Aidan Wright as well as her two sisters, Joann Goff, Ruby lee Dickey and her husband Julian Dickey. Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband Robert Joseph Pittman Sr., her son Robert Joseph Pittman Jr., her sister Janet Ryland, and her brother Tom Rivers. Carolyn loved her family and grandchildren. She loved her grandchildren the most. She w ...

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Lester Morales - SEP 15, 2021

Lester Morales

Lester Morales, 80, died peacefully in his home on September 15, 2021 surrounded by his loving wife, children and his dearest friends, Wilbur Calvo and Jeanette Sanchez. Lester Morales was born in Villa Canales, Guatemala on January 20, 1941. He grew up on a farm with his three brothers and two sisters. Lester had a love of all animals especially horses. He used to ride and train horses on his family farm until he left the farm to complete his secondary education in Guatemala City. Lester spent his twenties working in sales in Guatemala. As the political climate in Guatemala worsened in the 19 ...

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CAPT Curtis Durwood Knight, Sr. (USN, Ret.) NOV 03, 1935 - SEP 15, 2021

CAPT Curtis Durwood Knight, Sr. (USN, Ret.)

Curtis Knight was born on November 3, 1935 in Tarboro, North Carolina and moved with his family to Annapolis, Maryland during WWII.  Upon graduation from the University Maryland, he was commissioned into the US Navy an achieved the rank of Captain before retiring in 1983.  He is survived by his wife, Patricia; daughter, Kathy Powell (Herbert); son, Curtis D. Knight, Jr. (Reba).  Four grandchildren, Summer Ford, Megan Murray (Benjamin), Robert Knight, and Michael Powell (Stephanie).  Great grandchildren, Abbigale, Victoria, Olivia Ford and Reese Powell.  Also, a sist ...

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Wiley C. Miller MAR 17, 1943 - SEP 15, 2021

Wiley C. Miller

Wiley C. Miller, 78, passed peacefully on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, surrounded by his loving wife and daughters. Wiley was born in Bulloch County, son of Ben and LulaMae. He served in the military and retired from Georgia Pacific after 30 years. He was happily married to his wife of 54 years, Edna Miller. He loved to take drives with Edna in his convertible beetle bug in the downtown Savannah Parks. They have two daughters. He was a member of Compassion Christian Church. Wiley is survived by his loving wife, Edna; daughters, Angela Torrefranca (Warren), Kimberly Dean (James); ten gr ...

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Connie Littlefield King NOV 21, 1953 - SEP 15, 2021

Connie Littlefield King

Connie L. King was a devoted and beloved wife, mother, and grandmother. She went to be with the Lord on Wednesday evening, September 15, 2021, after a short illness at 67 years old.  Connie was born on November 21, 1953 to Anton and Carolyn Littlefield in Jesup, Georgia. She graduated from Wayne County High School in 1971. She went on to complete her undergraduate and master’s degrees in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern College. Connie was a lifelong educator. She worked with her grandchildren and students at Memorial Day School, where she was an active board membe ...

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Joan B. Carroll AUG 25, 1935 - SEP 15, 2021

Joan B. Carroll

Click here to view livestream. The link will be available on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 10:45 a.m. (EDT)   Joan B. Carroll “Joanie Noanie” passed away peacefully in Savannah on September 15, 2021. Joan was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 47 years, John Patrick Carroll; her parents, David and Helen Baskfield; and a sister and brother-in-law, Janet and James Hanley. Joan was a devout Catholic practitioner who graduated from St. Catherine’s University.  She began her career as a schoolteacher in Chicago. She relocated to New York when sh ...

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Nancy Jean Colglazier - SEP 14, 2021

Nancy Jean Colglazier

Nancy Jean Colglazier passed away early morning, September 14, 2021 with her husband and son at her side.  Nancy was born August 13, 1937 in the rural outskirts of Campbellsburg, Indiana, sharing a birthday with her father.   Growing up with her sister and parents on a small working midwestern farm, Nancy (née Purkhiser) surprisingly developed a world class ability to avoid dirt, dust, and most animals.  She graduated as Salutatorian of her high school class before attending Indiana University, where she earned the immensely appropriate nickname “Perky”.& ...

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SSgt. Charla Morrison Reynolds (USA, Ret.) - SEP 14, 2021

SSgt. Charla Morrison Reynolds (USA, Ret.)

Charla Morrison Reynolds, 38, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  She was born in Philip, South Dakota and a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.  Charla was a graduate of Little Wound High School in Kyle, South Dakota.  After high school, she joined the United States Army and retired in 2018 as a Staff Sergeant.  While in the military, she served in Afghanistan and Iraq.  She received the following decorations: Army Commendations Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendations, Army Good Conduct Medal, Natio ...

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Angela Jansen Carter MAY 19, 1948 - SEP 14, 2021

Angela Jansen Carter

Angela Jansen Carter passed away on Monday, September 14, 2021.  She was a devoted, and faithful wife, mother and grandmother.   Angie was the daughter of Fredrick and Lenore Jansen, born in Kokomo, Indiana.  She was of the Catholic faith.  Angie grew up in Jacksonville, Florida where she was a member of the first graduating class of Wolfson High School. She was an excellent swimmer and was offered a scholarship for her talents.   Angie then went on to graduate from South Georgia College and relocated to Savannah, which she called home for over 50 years.&n ...

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Alma Barker Underwood Mullen MAY 16, 1927 - SEP 13, 2021

Alma Barker Underwood Mullen

Mrs. Alma Barker Underwood Mullen died on September 13, 2021, at Hospice Savannah.  She was born on May 16, 1927, in Marion County, Georgia to the late Henry P. Barker and the late Annie Hardy Barker.  She was a 1944 graduate of Buena Vista High School.  Shortly after high school graduation she moved to Griffin, Georgia where she lived for the next fifty years. In 1946 she married Jesse Lee Underwood who was a native of Spalding County.  They became the parents of two children, a son, Lee, and a daughter, Melanie.  Her children were the light of her life and her ...

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Gerard Lowell Smart MAR 13, 1965 - SEP 13, 2021

Gerard Lowell Smart

Gerard "Jerry" Smart went to be with the Lord on September 13, 2021 after a sudden illness. Born March 13, 1965 in Muskegon, Michigan, Jerry graduated from Muskegon Senior High School and studied electronic engineering at Muskegon Business college before joining the Army. He enjoyed several assignments, particularly his time in Germany. While stationed at Fort Stewart, GA  he met his wife, the former Amy Gilliam. They built their life in Savannah, raising two children and five grandchildren during 31 years of marriage.     Jerry was a longtime employee at Wey ...

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Sharon Blount Clarke DEC 14, 1947 - SEP 13, 2021

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Christopher Dale Clark DEC 14, 1977 - SEP 13, 2021

Christopher Dale Clark

Christopher Dale Clark, 43, died peacefully on Monday, September 13, 2021. Chris was born on December 14, 1977 in Elizabethtown, KY to the late Danny Clark and Carmela Berkley. Chris proudly joined the U.S. Army in 2007 as a Helicopter Hydraulics Specialist. He heroically served in Iraq, where he received a non-combat related disability while deployed in a combat zone. He was honorably discharged in 2011.   While stationed at Hunter Army Airfield, Chris met, fell in love with, and married his best friend, Valerie Beshear Clark. His true passion was his family. Chris was t ...

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Robert Lee Byrd NOV 17, 1947 - SEP 12, 2021

Robert Lee Byrd

Robert Lee Byrd, 73, died peacefully on Sunday, September 12, 2021. The lifelong resident of Savannah was born on November 17, 1947 to the late Ewell Samuel And Helen Scott Byrd. Robert was a graduate of Carlisle Military Academy and attended Brewton-Parker College. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and Alee Temple Patrol Unit. Robert leaves behind a daughter and son-in law, Stephanie and Charlie Roy of Richmond Hill; brother, Sam Byrd (Linda) of Savannah; two grandchildren, Abbie and Hunter Roy; and four nephews, Russell Byrd (Lauren), Samuel Byrd, III (Gina), Albert ...

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Frances Bacon Bouy SEP 29, 1930 - SEP 10, 2021

Frances Bacon Bouy

Frances Bacon Bouy, the beloved wife of the late Troy Albert Bouy, went to be with the Lord in the early morning hours on September 10, 2021.  Frances was 90 years old. Frances was born on September 29th, 1930 to Pearl Caison and Willie Allen Bacon in Glennville, Georgia. She graduated from Glennville High School in 1948 and attended Draughon Business College in Savannah, Georgia. After college she worked at Citizens and Southern National Banks. She was a member of The Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist. She married the love of her life, Troy, on August 14, 1954.  They had ...

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Michael Joseph D'Ottavio, III JUL 26, 1978 - SEP 10, 2021

Michael Joseph D'Ottavio, III

Michael Joseph D’Ottavio, III, 43, died Friday, September 10, 2021 at Candler Hospital in Savannah. The lifelong resident of Savannah was born on July 26, 1978 to Margaret Ida “Peggy” and Michael Joseph D’Ottavio, Jr. He was a graduate of Jenkins High School and attended Armstrong State College. Michael was a security supervisor with Savannah International Trade and Convention Center for more than 10 years. He was unapologetically authentic and was known for his passion for cooking and genuinely enjoyed feeding his family the most. Michael loved his family. He was a ...

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Michael G. "Mike" Foster - SEP 09, 2021

Michael G.

Michael G. “Mike” Foster, 62, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 9, 2021, after a 15-year long courageous battle with cancer. Mike spent his last days on this earth surrounded by his loving family and friends. Mike will be remembered as a warm-hearted, loving, compassionate man dedicated to his faith and his family. His optimistic outlook on life was infectious and admired by all that knew him. He was an avid aviation enthusiast whose favorite movie was TOP GUN! In fact, any movie with flight scenes was on his list of favorites. Mike was raised in Texas and wa ...

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Jack Thomas Bragg JUL 15, 2004 - SEP 09, 2021

Jack Thomas Bragg

TO VIEW THE LIVESTREAMING OF THE SERVICE, PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:  LIVESTREAMING WILL BEGIN AT 10:15 A.M., SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 Jack Bragg (   Jack Thomas Bragg, 17, passed away Thursday, September 9, 2021 at Memorial University Medical Center with his mother, father, and his aunt Brandi by his side.  Jack attended Monticello School in New York and played baseball from little league T-Ball thru his teenage years for Mamakating.  He lived on Tybee Island for the past 3 years, where he enjoyed working for Salt Island Restaurant.  J ...

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Willa Prell Baisden JAN 18, 1925 - SEP 08, 2021

Willa Prell Baisden

Willa P. Baisden, 96, departed this life for a far better one with her beloved “Chuck”, old friends and other family on September 8, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  She had been a resident at Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill for almost five years.  She leavers behind her daughter, Jerry Rae and “her favorite son-in-law, Al Quinn; a son, Daniel R. Baisden and Nancy; a son, William C. Baisden and Judy as well as eight grandchildren: Alex (Renee) Quinn, Deborah (Mark) Olander, Matthew (Kim) Quinn, Jennie (Sam) Preve, Christopher (Tracy) Baisden, Jason (Danie) B ...

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Joan Gross (Robinson) - SEP 08, 2021

Joan Gross (Robinson)

Joan Gross (Robinson) died on September 8, 2021 at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia of Covid related issues.  She was born in Savannah on 15 November 1948, the daughter of West and Martha Robinson. Joan graduated from Savannah High School in 1966. She worked for Continental Can in several capacities, including secretary at the Division office and in the traffic department. She moved to Stone Container Corporation when Stone acquired Continental’s Port Wentworth mill in the fall of 1983.  At Stone she worked in the Forest Products Division accounting ...

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Hallie Grace Davis JUN 05, 2021 - SEP 08, 2021

Hallie Grace Davis

Click here to Live Stream Hallie Grace Davis, born June 5, 2021, passed peacefully with her loving parents by her side on September 8, 2021 due to Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa. Hallie Grace gave us a lifetime of love and impacted many lives during her brief time on Earth. This Tiny Butterfly Warrior is loved deeply by family and friends, who now find solace that she flew into the arms of her Savior.  Hallie Grace is the daughter of Joseph Clark and Anna Christine Davis and is survived by her big sister Brielle Christine Davis and five cat “siblings” of Savannah, GA, ...

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Louise Janice Redmond - SEP 08, 2021

Louise Janice Redmond

Louise Janice Redmond, 90, passed away at Azalealand Nursing home, Wednesday, September 8, 2021.  She was born October 9, 1930 in Long County (now Liberty), Georgia where she grew up as a child.  Louise was preceded in death by her son, David, husband, Thearle Redmond, and her parents, Sidney and Gladys Nease.  Surviving is her brother, Darvin Nease (Judy), and several cousins. Mrs. Redmond attended Chatham County public schools. Louise married Thearle “Ted” Redmond and traveled extensively with Ted while he was in the military service from the Pacific to Eu ...

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Kathryn (Kitty) Zittrouer O'Neil - SEP 07, 2021

Kathryn (Kitty) Zittrouer O'Neil

A native born Savannahian, Kitty always felt blessed to grow up in such a beautiful city with extended family and childhood friends nearby. She was proud to be a 1960 graduate of Hershel V. Jenkins High School and Memorial Medical Center School of Nursing. As an adult, she graduated Armstrong Atlantic College graduating Magna Cum Laude. In 1964 she married her teenage sweetheart, Johnny O'Neil, and they moved to live in Atlanta as he finished Georgia Tech and she worked at Crawford Long Hospital. For the next five years they lived in many cities throughout North Carolina following job a ...

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Mary Janice Smith Rollison - SEP 07, 2021

Mary Janice Smith Rollison

Mary Janice Smith Rollison peacefully passed away on Tuesday, September 7,2021. Mary Janice spent her life taking care of people, as a nurse, wife, daughter and loving mother. Mary Janice attended the St.Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing in Savannah, Georgia. She was predeceased by her husband, James. Bryant Rollison, Sr. She leaves behind her son, James Bryant Rollison, Jr. of Fayetteville, Georgia. ...

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Josephine Dulohery Dye JAN 10, 1946 - SEP 07, 2021

Josephine Dulohery Dye

On September 7, 2021, Josephine “Phine” Dulohery Dye, 75, died peacefully at Hospice House, Savannah. A lifelong resident of Savannah, Phine was born on January 10, 1946 to the late Cornelius J. Dulohery, Sr. and Mary Clare Lang Dulohery. She began her education at Sacred Heart Catholic School and later graduated in the Savannah High School Class of 1964. Phine loved people and she was loved by many. She had a servant’s heart and in following that personal vocation, she went back to school later in life and became a Registered Nurse. It was in this vocation that sh ...

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Bernie Goode NOV 16, 1936 - SEP 06, 2021

Bernie Goode

Bernie Goode “CROAKED” on September 6, 2021 at Spanish Oaks Retreat.  For those that knew him, you will understand his sense of humor, and how he collected and wrote a pamphlet on “designer” ways to announce someone’s death.  The above was his wish.  I kept my word – Love Ya! Bernie was born in Savannah on November 16, 1936 along with an identical twin, a surprise to his mother and father.   After graduating from Georgia Tech, Bernie began his long career with the Army Corps of Engineers.  He first worked in the Savannah Dist ...

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Bonnie Biggs-Hagins MAR 24, 1973 - SEP 05, 2021

Bonnie Biggs-Hagins

Bonnie Biggs-Hagins, 48, passed away peacefully on September 5, 2021 after a sudden illness. Bonnie was born in Charleston, SC on March 24, 1973. She grew up on Johns Island and attended Wando High School, graduating in 1991. She then attended College of Charleston, graduating in 1997 with a major in psychology. Bonnie held various administrative, management and human resource positions with several food service companies over the years. In 2001 she was married to Jonathan D. Hagins. In addition to her husband, Bonnie leaves behind two children; her son, Jonathan Hagins, II, age 19, ...

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Duncan Hamilton Adams OCT 06, 1967 - SEP 05, 2021

Duncan Hamilton Adams

Duncan Hamilton Adams, aged 53, passed away Sunday, September 5, 2021. Duncan was a graduate of the Savannah Country Day School, Class of 1986, and the University of Georgia, Class of 1995. Duncan later attended Emory University School of Law where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in 1998. Duncan grew up at the family home in Vernonburg, Georgia, enjoying life on the Vernon River with family and friends. He loved school at Savannah Country Day and the lifelong friendships that he made there. He excelled in football, track, and tennis while there and rarely missed a single day of school. ...

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Katherine (Kay) M. Scardino FEB 11, 1921 - SEP 05, 2021

Katherine (Kay) M. Scardino

Katherine (Kay) Mangelsdorf Scardino Kay Scardino, ardent participant in Savannah’s social, civic, literary, and artistic life for 65 years, died at home on September 5, 2021. She was 100. The cause of death was complications related to old age. Her insatiable curiosity led her to read philosophy, theology, horticulture, art, architecture, science, history, biography, fiction, poetry, and news. Her enthusiasm for building a better city for all Savannahians fueled successful fund drives for the local library system, the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, and Memorial Medical Center. Bo ...

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Patrick G. Sheehan - SEP 04, 2021

Patrick G. Sheehan

It is with great sadness that the family of Patrick Gerard Sheehan announce that he passed away early in the morning of Saturday, September 4, 2021, at the age of 62.  “Pat” as he was affectionately known by family and friends, was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, to Margaret Moore and Gerard Martin Sheehan.  He moved to Savannah with his family in 1973. He attended Blessed Sacrament School, where he was voted best looking and most athletic.  Pat went on to graduate from Benedictine Military School in 1977.  He then attended Armstrong State College.  He was ...

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Donnie "George" Hughes - SEP 04, 2021


Donnie “George” Hughes Donnie “George” Hughes, 64, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021 at his home in Midway, GA.  He was born January 9, 1957 in Savannah, GA and was retired from Hobart.  Donnie was a member of Shepard’s Chapel.  After retirement he also worked for Cracker Barrel, where he shared his love for cooking.  Donnie had a big heart for animals and would take in any stray they he came upon.  He also enjoyed many family trips to Biloxi, spending time in the casinos.   Donnie was preceded in death by his brother ...

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George Edward Collins MAY 18, 1943 - SEP 03, 2021

George Edward Collins

George Edward Collins, 78, passed away on Sept. 3, 2021.  George was born in Kankakee, Illinois.  He retired in Savannah, Ga. living with his sister Andrea & her family.  He never met a stranger that he did not enjoy striking up a conversation with.  He was an accomplished Artist in his later years & his entire life he was very passionate about cars & dogs.  In his earlier years he enjoyed building model cars & collecting them. George never married.  He was preceded in life by his parents Andrew & Verna Collins, 3 Brothers, Thomas, William & ...

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Jennifer Anne Dubois Adams JUN 04, 1975 - SEP 03, 2021

Jennifer Anne Dubois Adams

Jennifer Anne Dubois Adams, 46, died Friday, September 3, 2021 at Memorial Health University Medical Center.  The native and lifelong resident of Savannah was born on June 4, 1975 and was a 1994 graduate of Johnson High School. In 2001, Jennifer graduated from the Police Academy and began her law enforcement career with Chatham County Police Department. She later worked for Chatham County Sherriff’s Department. Jennifer loved law enforcement work; however, numerous back surgeries forced her to change careers. Her new career as a bartender at Tybee Times and later at Doc’s B ...

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Dana Stanton Helmly MAY 15, 1936 - SEP 02, 2021

Dana Stanton Helmly

Dana Stanton Helmly, 85, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021, at his residence in the loving care of his wife, Patricia New Helmly. Dana was born in Savannah, Georgia on May 15, 1936. He was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh Lee Helmly and Edna Stanton Helmly. He was a graduate of Commercial High School, class of 1954, and was the first recipient of the Ashley Dearing Sports Award. He attended Armstrong State College where he played basketball for 2 years. Dana served in the U.S. Naval Reserves after graduating from Armstrong with a business degree.  Dana, also known as ...

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Lyle M. Ramshaw NOV 02, 1929 - SEP 02, 2021

Lyle M. Ramshaw

Lyle M. Ramshaw, a resident of Skidaway Island for more than 20 years, died Sept. 2 at the Harmony at Savannah retirement community on Old Montgomery Road.  He was 91 and succumbed to age-related natural causes.   He was predeceased by his much beloved wife of nearly 65 years, Charlotte Fitzpatrick, in March, 2020.  Two months later in May, their only child, Daniel, 54, died suddenly in their home on Oak Shadow Court, where he had moved from Columbia, Maryland, to assist them as their health declined.    Lyle and Charlotte Ramshaw were born and raised on the ...

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Mary Isabelle Hagan MAY 27, 1925 - SEP 01, 2021

Mary Isabelle Hagan

Mary Isabelle Hagan, beloved wife of the late Robert R. Hagan, Jr. died peacefully at her home on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.  Mary was 96 years old and a long-time member of St. James Catholic Church. A native of the Bronx, New York, Mary was the daughter of the late Richard and Eva Baker. After graduating from Walton High School in the Bronx, Mary worked as a bookkeeper in an office next door to the Empire State Building. She met her husband in New York City at a military dance while he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. They were married in 1951. The Coast Guard sent them to Savannah ...

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James William Bullock, Jr. APR 12, 1948 - SEP 01, 2021

James William Bullock, Jr.

James W. Bullock, Jr.,"Jim"  73, died Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospital surrounded by the medical heroes that cared for him during his courageous battle with Covid-19. Jim never met a stranger and would have long conversations with people he just met. He was a former professional boxer and an avid outdoorsman. Jim loved spending time fishing with his son James, III.  Jim was a former insurance agent for Life of Georgia before retiring from Allstate Insurance Company after many years of service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in the V ...

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Marian Mason Isbell FEB 13, 1928 - AUG 31, 2021

Marian Mason Isbell

The lady with the sweetest smile, Marian Mason Isbell, passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at her residence on Wilmington Island.  She was 93 years of age. Mrs. Isbell, a native of Union, Mississippi, was a graduate of Athens State College in Athens, Alabama. At Athens College she met her future husband, Andrew J. “Jay” Isbell. In 67 years, they raised a family and impacted many young lives as teachers. They moved to LaFayette, Georgia in 1957, where she taught school until her retirement in 1986.  She received a Master’s degree from Berry College in Rome, Ge ...

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Judy Biddle Whitaker FEB 06, 1948 - AUG 31, 2021

Judy Biddle Whitaker

Judy Biddle Whitaker, age 73, of Savannah, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, in Savannah, Georgia, with her loving family at her side.  Judy was born February 6, 1948 and was the only daughter of the late George Alver Biddle and Mildred Henley Biddle of Johnson City, Tennessee.  She was preceded in death by her parents and brother-in-law, Kenneth Lynn Whitaker also from Johnson City, Tennessee. She was a Member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church.  She served as the President of the Ardsley Park/Chatham Crescent Garden Club and was c ...

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Myrtie Lorraine DeLettre Beery JAN 08, 1936 - AUG 30, 2021

Myrtie Lorraine DeLettre Beery

Myrtie Lorraine (DeLettre) Beery, age 85, died peacefully at home in Savannah, Georgia, surrounded by her husband, Eugene Beery and their two daughters, Laura and Donna. Lorraine was born on January 8, 1936, in Savannah, Georgia. Later that year she won Savannah’s prettiest baby contest. A devout Christian, she was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. For most of her adult life she played piano and organ for Sunday church services. For many years she led the music program for the congregation’s Primary (age 3-12) children and was a teacher in the Young ...

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Carol A. Clarkson DEC 13, 1928 - AUG 29, 2021

Carol A. Clarkson

Carol A. Clarkson of Savannah, GA died peacefully in her home on Sunday, August 29 after fracturing her hip a few weeks earlier.  She was 92 years old.  Carol was born on December 13, 1928, in Cincinnati, Ohio to John B. Fertig and Anna (Muhl) Fertig. Carol graduated from the University of Cincinnati, and moved to Chicago, IL to raise her family before settling on Wilmington Island, GA in 1979. Carol was a longtime member of the Wilmington Island Garden Club.  She had a lifelong love of reading, especially novels, mysteries, and the New Yorker magazine. She was a freque ...

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Ben Lane Patterson, III - AUG 29, 2021

Ben Lane Patterson, III

Ben Lane Patterson, III, passed away on August 29, 2021 in Savannah, Georgia. Ben was born in 1955 to Ben Lane Patterson, Jr. and Bette Young Patterson. Ben was preceded in death by his parents. Ben grew up on Isle of Hope in Savannah, Georgia, where his lifelong love of the coast began. He graduated from the University of Georgia in 1977 and was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He received his law degree from Woodrow Wilson Law School. Ben spent most of his career in Real Estate working as a broker in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina and Big Canoe, Georgia, before he settled into his ...

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Joan Elizabeth Gooch Wilkinson NOV 22, 1943 - AUG 29, 2021

Joan Elizabeth Gooch Wilkinson

Joan Elizabeth Gooch Wilkinson peacefully took her journey to the spirit in the sky on August, 29, 2021, in her home with loving family by her side. Joan was born in Savannah, GA on November 22, 1943. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Bobby L Wilkinson; sons, Terrance Kevin Fisher and Michael Lucian Fisher; parents Anna Weimar Gooch and Lucian Gooch; sister, Sharon Browning Keith; niece, Karen Browning Morris; and many others. She leaves behind her loving daughter, Kimberley Dawn Rutledge (Patrick Chapman); son, Jeffery Allen Fisher; b ...

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