Susan I. Chamblee - JUL 31, 2021

Susan I. Chamblee

Susan Inglesby Chamblee, 76, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Effingham Hospital.  She was born October 22, 1944 in Savannah. In addition to her parents, John and Helen Inglesby, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Lewis Chamblee.  Susan and her husband were foster parents with the Department of Family and Children Services. She co-founded the S.T.E.P.S. program (Summer Therapeutic Enrichment Program of Savannah).  She volunteered time to the program she helped to build.  She always wanted a big family, so after having three children of her own, she became ...

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Robert J. Schwing, Jr. - JUL 31, 2021

Robert J. Schwing, Jr.

Robert J. Schwing, Jr., 55, husband of Peg Schwing, passed away Saturday, July 31, 2021 at St. Joseph's Hospital.  He was the owner of Alphagraphics Savannah and a communicant of the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist.  A full obituary will be published in the coming days.     ...

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Debra Ashley Nettles Mahany FEB 01, 1974 - JUL 30, 2021

Debra Ashley Nettles Mahany

Debra Ashley Nettles Mahany gained eternal rest on July 30, 2021, after a battle with urethral carcinoma. She was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend.  Debra was born February 1, 1974, to the late Joyce and Cliff Nettles, just six minutes after her twin sister, Barbara. Debra graduated from Calvary Baptist High School in 1992 and Armstrong State College with a B.S. in Nursing. Debra was a gifted and compassionate nurse for many years, as well as a clinical instructor later in her career.  On July 10, 2009, Debra married Jeff Mahany and instantly became a bonus mom ...

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Phil M. Hope - JUL 29, 2021

Phil M. Hope

Phil M. Hope passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 29, 2021 with his wife by his side at Hospice Savannah, Inc. He was born in Jesup, GA where he graduated from Wayne County High School.  Phil later attended Young-Harris College and ultimately graduated with a degree from Armstrong State College.  He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant.  Phil was a retired jeweler from Friedman's Jewelers, a member of St. Thomas Episcopal Church and the Alee Temple Shrine. Surviving is his wife of eight years, Joyce ...

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Ellis Barlow Keener, M.D. NOV 24, 1926 - JUL 29, 2021

Ellis Barlow Keener, M.D.

On July 29th, Ellis Barlow Keener, M.D. passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family. He was married to Ann Stambaugh Keener, for over 67 years. His family and friends will miss him for the rest of their lives. There were two things Ellis loved throughout his entire life - practicing neurosurgery and his family. Ellis was born in Murphy, N.C. on November 24, 1926, the second son of Nancy Tindell Keener and Horace Harvey Keener. He graduated from The McCallie School,  Chattanooga, TN in 1944 and volunteered for the U.S. Navy when he was only 17. At 19 he was commissioned an Ens ...

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Robert Joseph Pittman, Sr. JUL 21, 1936 - JUL 28, 2021

Robert Joseph Pittman, Sr.

Robert Joseph Pittman Sr. 85, of Springfield GA, passed away in his home on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. Robert was survived in death by his wife, Mary Carolyn Pittman; grandson, David Pittman, and wife, Amanda Pittman; great-grandchildren; Abigail Pittman, Johnnie Wright, and Aidan Wright, as well as two sisters, Kathy Digiovanni and husband, David, and Janie Lickens. Robert was preceded in death by his son, Robert Joseph Pittman Jr; two granddaughters, Kimberly Ann, and Mary Ellen Pittman, as well as his brother, Harry Johnson. Robert Sr. was very devoted to his family, he put them fir ...

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Katherine Juanita Moorman Devlin MAR 20, 1924 - JUL 28, 2021

Katherine Juanita Moorman Devlin

To view the funeral service please click this link. Katherine Juanita "Nita" Moorman Devlin died peacefully on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, in Peachtree Corners, GA. She follows her husband of 57 years Lt. Col. (Ret.) Donald L Devlin Sr., two sisters, Mildred Moorman and Carolyn Fitch, and a brother Charles Moorman. Nita was born on March 20, 1924 to Elerrena and Eric Moorman in Savannah, Georgia. She lived in Savannah until 2014 when she moved to the Atlanta area to be closer to her children. Nita graduated from Commercial High School. She was a lifelong member of Immanuel Baptis ...

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Dr. William E. "Bill" Taylor, Jr. - JUL 27, 2021

Dr. William E.

Dr. William E. “Bill” Taylor, Jr., 94, longtime Savannah Dentist, passed away Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at Buckingham South.  He was born January 19, 1927 in Savannah to the late William E. Taylor and Alice Holm Taylor.  Educated in Savannah area schools, Bill graduated from Savannah High School in 1945 and then served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.  Bill then went on to graduate from The Citadel Military College and the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.  Dr. Taylor practiced dentistry in Savannah for 43 years, retiring in 1997.  As a faithful ...

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Virginia Davis Preetorius - JUL 26, 2021

Virginia Davis Preetorius

Virginia Davis Preetorius, 90, pased away Monday, July 26, 2021 at home under the care of her family and Hospice Savannah.  A graveside service will be held at a later date in Rome, GA.  A full obituary will be posted in the coming days.   ...

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Lawrence E. (Larry) Burk AUG 19, 1941 - JUL 24, 2021

Lawrence E. (Larry) Burk

Lawrence E. Burk, 79, passed away unexpectedly July 24, 2021 peacefully at home. Larry was born August 19, 1941 in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Paul and Bernadine (Waller) Burk. Larry graduated in 1959 from Cathedral All Boy High School and in 1964 from The School of Business at Southern Illinois University and inducted into the Business School Hall of Fame in 1996. After graduation he married Judith Ann (Sullivan) Burk in 1965. Together in love, they raised three devoted sons; John Paul Burk (Terese), Gordon Lawrence Burk (Tamara), and David Edward Burk (Barbara). He is beloved by his ...

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Kay Marie McSweeney JUL 16, 1937 - JUL 23, 2021

Kay Marie McSweeney

Kay Marie McSweeney passed away following complications of surgery on July 23, 2021, in Savannah, Georgia.  Kay was born near Little Cedar, Iowa on July 16, 1937, the only child of Robert and Maxine (Penney) McSweeney. She grew up surrounded by her extended family consisting of her grandparents, Clinton (Joe) and Thelma (McPhail) Penney and Stewart and Lottie (McGrane) McSweeney and six great grandparents – Al and Nettie (Emerson) McPhail, John and Catherine (Morrissey) McSweeney and Frank and Margaret (Devereaux) McGrane. Shortly after the beginning of WWII, her father moved the ...

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Charles W. (Bill) Morris - JUL 22, 2021

Charles W. (Bill) Morris

Charles W. “Bill” Morris, 81, passed away Thursday, July 22, 2021 at home surrounded by his family.  He was born July 23, 1939 to Norwood Morris and Lucille Moore Morris.  He attended Commercial High School, and graduated from Savannah High School in 1958.  He was a member of the 165th Georgia Air National Guard for 24 years attaining the rank of Senior Master Seargent.  He worked for the Savannah Shipyard, Savannah Gas Company, and also Kerr-McGee for 36 years before retiring.  Bill was a member of the Zerubbabel Masonic Lodge and the Tybee Lite Shrine Clu ...

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Mary Constance Stevens Hiott - JUL 21, 2021

Mary Constance Stevens Hiott

Mary Constance Stevens Hiott, known as Connie to all who loved her, passed away peacefully at home on July 21, 2021 after a heroic battle with metastatic breast cancer.  Connie, the only child of David Stevens and Johnnie Berry, was born in Milledgeville, GA on April 26, 1949. She graduated from Baldwin County High School, attended Brewton Parker College, and later moved to Savannah, GA where she became a hairstylist for 35 years.  Connie is survived by her two daughters, Heather Hiott of Pooler, GA, and Morgan Shiell (Jason) of Rincon, GA as well as her beloved grandchildren,& ...

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Richard M. (Dick) Shaw - JUL 21, 2021

Richard M. (Dick) Shaw

Richard Morrison “Dick” Shaw, 74, passed away Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Hospice Savannah after a brief illness.  Born on July 29, 1946, Dick spent his childhood in Rock Hill, SC.  He graduated from Rock Hill High School in 1964 and attended the University of South Carolina.  Upon finishing school, he joined the Army Reserves and was a member for six years.  He began his professional career in sales with Del Monte Foods in 1968.  With only a brief time running his dad’s grocery store in Rock Hill from 1976-1978, Dick continued his career in sales wit ...

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Penelope "Penny" Gamble JUN 10, 1939 - JUL 21, 2021


Penny Gamble died Wednesday, July 21, 2021, in the comfort of her home, encompassed by her loving family. On June 10, 1939, she was born an only child in West Virginia. In the late 1950’s, Penny received her Cosmetology license. After practicing hair for twenty years, she continued to acquire many trades, including polygraph examiner and massage therapist. In 1980, Penny was happily married to her beloved, Willie Gamble. In 2001, Penny retired from Loyola Marymount University as student healthcare administrator. In 2013 she became a widow and decided to move to Savannah, G ...

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Barbara Ann Hooe Burns - JUL 20, 2021

Barbara Ann Hooe Burns

Barbara Ann Burns passed away July 20, 2021 at Hospice Savannah with her family by her side. Barbara was a strong, beautiful woman who fought to the end. She was a loving, giving and caring mother, grandmother and great grandmother and a true friend to all who knew her. Barbara was born April 24, 1929 to Roy W. and Joanna Raff Hooe in Washington, DC. Barbara was a long standing and active member of Savannah Moose Lodge 1550. Barbara was proceeded in death by her husband, Charles Burns Jr, son, Charles Roy Burns, her mother and father, brothers James and Butchie Hooe and her sister, ...

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Eduardo C. Fontanilla JUL 02, 1948 - JUL 17, 2021

Eduardo C. Fontanilla

Eduardo C. Fontanilla, 73 years old, died at St Joseph’s Hospital, Saturday, July 17, 2021, after a short illness, surrounded by his loved ones. He was born in San Jacinto, Pangasinan Philippines and lived in Savannah for over 20 years. He graduated with bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering at Mapua Institute of Technology Manila, Philippines. Surviving are his wife, Elvessa Fontanilla (44 years of marriage); four children, AJ, and daughter-in-law, Kazuyo Hira, Eduardo Jr., Ryan and Ryan E., daughter, Denise and son-in-law, David Flynn; two grandchildren, Cielle and ...

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Daniel Scott Vaughan - JUL 14, 2021

Daniel Scott Vaughan

Daniel Scott Vaughan, age 27, passed away on July 14, 2021. Daniel was a 2012 graduate of Islands High School. He had a love of cooking and for years was employed in numerous fine dining venues in Savannah and California.  He had a passion for music of all genres and enjoyed attending concerts, playing piano, and singing.  Most of all he loved his family. Daniel was a member of the Order of Arrow of the Boy Scouts of America and a member of Troop 16.  He achieved his Eagle Scout rank in 2011.  His environmental project earned him a county wide proclamation. Born Oc ...

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Cynthia A. Jasso MAR 25, 1953 - JUL 14, 2021

Cynthia A. Jasso

Cynthia A. Jasso, 68, died while on holiday in Savannah, GA on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 at Memorial University Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.   The lifelong resident of Winter Haven, FL was was the daughter of late Max and Betty A. Jasso. She was predeceased by a nephew, Chris Nichols.  Cynthia leaves behind a daughter, April Jasso-Miller; grandson, Christopher Jasso-Miller; her lifelong partner, Leonel Enriquez; two sisters, Cheryl Presley and Debi Jasso Silver; two nieces, Kara Silver and Krista Silva; nephew, Eric Nichols; and all of the ...

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Nelson Lee Graff AUG 29, 1940 - JUL 13, 2021

Nelson Lee Graff

On Tuesday, July 13, 2021, Nelson Lee Graff passed away at the age of 80 at Candler Hospital in Savannah, GA.  Nelson was born August 29, 1940 in Tilden Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.  He was the son of the late Wayne and Marian (Brobst) Graff and graduated from Hamburg High School.  He served in the Air Force in the early 1960s.  He was employed as a dispatcher for Overnite Transportation Company at both the Fayetteville, NC and Savannah, GA terminals before retiring in 2005.  He was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church where he served as an ...

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Margaret (Peggy) Perryman Thompson JUL 23, 1938 - JUL 12, 2021

Margaret (Peggy) Perryman Thompson

Margaret “Peggy” Perryman Thompson died on July 12 at Hospice in Savannah, Peggy was born July 23,1938 in Newnan,Ga to John M. and Virginia B. Perryman. She attended Randolph Macon College and graduated from the University of Georgia where she was a member of Phi Mu Sorority. She was an active member of the Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church and was awarded the Presbyterian Woman’s Honorary Life Membership Award in 2012. Peggy was also an avid tennis player and volunteer in every community where she lived. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband of ...

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Robert F. Long, III - JUL 12, 2021

Robert F. Long, III

Robert Franklin Long, III, 50, passed away Monday, July 12, 2021 under the care of his family and Hospice Savannah.  He was born December 17, 1970 in Savannah to Robert F. Long, Jr., and Phyllis Ann Dykes Long. Robert is preceded in death by his father, Robert F. Long, Jr. He attended St. James Catholic School, Benedictine Military School, class of 1989, graduated from the University of Georgia, received his Phd. From Auburn University, and attended medical school at St. George’s University in Grenada.  He was a Medical Researcher for U.N.C. Robert was an avid outdoors ...

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Harald Wolfgang Eastwood - JUL 12, 2021

Harald Wolfgang Eastwood

Harald Wolfgang Eastwood, 73, of Savannah, Ga, peacefully passed away at his home on Monday, July 12th, 2021. Harald was born July 27th, 1947, in Esslingen, Germany. He was the son of the late Harold J. & Marianne (Deininger) Eastwood. He is survived by Geraldine (Gerry) Courson who he married on November 13th, 1971, in Ridgeland, SC. Also surviving are their three children: Rosa Howard of St. George, Ga., Glenda Neal of Savannah, GA., & Terry Chase (Randy) of phoenix, AZ., two brothers: Robert Glenn (Kim) of Darien, GA., Dennis Lee of New Bern, NC., & four sisters: Karin Day, K ...

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Larry W. Mallory - JUL 11, 2021

Larry W. Mallory

Larry William Mallory, born in Macon, Georgia September 2 1941, passed Sunday, July 11th 2021 in Savannah.  Son of Manning Lanier and Irene Rogers Mallory, he lived in Savannah since 1963. Survived by his wife Debra Myers King Mallory, his daughter’s Lisa McCluskey and Cindy Robbins from his previous marriage to Sheila Garner Mallory.  He was the grandfather of Carson and Sarah McCluskey and Pace and Tru Robbins. He loved them all so very much. He was over the moon proud of his first grandchild, Carson for recently following his heart and dream in joining the Coast Guard. ...

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Patricia Ann Finn Saseen DEC 20, 1941 - JUL 11, 2021

Patricia Ann Finn Saseen

Patricia Ann Finn Saseen died peacefully on Sunday, July 11, 2021, with her loving family at her side after a long fight with Parkinson’s Disease. Pat was born and raised in Hollywood, Florida the daughter of Austin and Gladys Finn.  She graduated from Florida State University with honors, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa in three years. She also pursued graduate work at Emory University, and the University of Madrid.  Her scholastic honors included Phi Kappa Phi (French honorary) Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish honorary), Pi Delta Phi (academic honorary), Alpha  Lambda Delta (acad ...

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Gregory Coursey - JUL 09, 2021

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Nancy Taylor Duffett Strobel OCT 13, 1944 - JUL 08, 2021

Nancy Taylor Duffett Strobel

Nancy Taylor Duffett Strobel died peacefully July 8, 2021 at home in the company of her husband, Gray H. (Tim) Strobel and children Tyler and Tracy; overlooking the Skidaway River marshes, as Tropical Storm Elsa provided the thunderclaps, lightning, wind and rain appropriate to mark Nancy’s entrance to Heaven to be with the Lord.  Nancy was born in Akron, Ohio on Friday the 13th, in October of 1944 to Gail Yoder Duffett and William E. Duffett.  Nancy’s early life was shaped by a love of nature.  Nancy and her sister Becky recall with great fondness their father&rs ...

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Teona Aria Khutsishvili Kradenych APR 21, 2021 - JUL 08, 2021

Teona Aria Khutsishvili Kradenych

Teona Aria Khutsishvili Kradenych, eleven weeks, peacefully transitioned to heaven on Thursday, July 8, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. Teona, pronounced Tay-own-a, was born at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah, GA on April 21, 2021. She had an unfortunate condition called Trisomy 18 which is dubbed “not compatible with life”. Teona had an inner strength that astounded doctors, nurses, and all her loved ones. Her iron will granted us the gift of life outside of a hospital environment and the freedom to love her in close quarters at home. Against all conceivab ...

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William "Bill" M. Donaldson, Jr. - JUL 05, 2021


William “Bill” M. Donaldson, Jr, 85, passed away Monday, July 5, 2021 under the care of family, Hospice Savannah, and Thunderbolt Transitional and Rehab Center.  A native Savannahian, he graduated from Savannah High School, then went on to work for Union Camp (IP) for 45 years.  He loved to fish, and some would say that he was a great trout fisherman.  He was a member of the Tybee Optimus Club, and was of the Catholic faith.  Bill is preceded in death by his parents, W.M. Donaldson, Sr. and Katie Mae Exley Donaldson, a sister, Betty Poole, and grandson, ...

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Yolanda S. Negron - JUL 05, 2021

Yolanda S. Negron

Mrs. Yolanda S. Negron, 84, longtime resident of the Landings community and the widow of Dr. George Negron, passed away on July 5, 2021, at the Augusta Medical Center. Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil she was the devoted daughter of Dr. Miguel Gabriel and Mrs. Irma Nogueira Saad. She was reared in a large family, to which she always cherished the very special and close relationships she had with her parents, siblings, and extended family members. Throughout her life she was always loving and supportive of her family and others giving unselfishly to assist whenever needed. She embraced he ...

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Stavros Gregory Andris (aka Harry Andris, Jr.) - JUL 04, 2021

Stavros Gregory Andris (aka Harry Andris, Jr.)

To view a live stream of the funeral, click here. Stavros Gregory Andris (aka Harry G. Andris, Jr.), of Savannah, Georgia, passed away peacefully with his loved ones near on July 4th, 2021, at the age of 90. He was born the only child to his Greek immigrant parents Gregory Stavros Andris (aka Harry G. Andris, Sr.) and Athena Andris, on September 1st, 1930 in Waterbury, Connecticut. In 1933, the Andris family moved to Savannah, Ga which became Harry’s home.  As an only child, Harry found countless “brothers&rd ...

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Frank Auburn Mullis AUG 06, 1945 - JUL 03, 2021

Frank Auburn Mullis

Frank Auburn Mullis passed away at Memorial Medical Center on July 3, 2021 after a short illness. He was 75 years old. He was born on August 6, 1945 to Carl and Juanita Mullis in Ousley, Georgia and hit the ground running. He graduated from Lowndes County High School, Valdosta State College with a degree in Chemistry and business administration and John A. Gupton College in Nashville, Tennessee. Frank was drafted into the U.S. Army on April 12, 1967 and arrived in Vietnam 60 days later where he was seriously injured and medically evacuated to Fort Lewis in Washington state.  For the ne ...

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Linda Diane Andrews - JUL 02, 2021

Linda Diane Andrews

Linda “Diane” Andrews, 76, of Savannah, Georgia passed away peacefully and went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 2, 2021. Born January 11, 1945, in Atlanta, Georgia, Diane was the daughter of Edward and Frances Andrews. Diane was a loving and cherished mother, daughter, sister and friend. She was a multi-talented artist and had a passion for animals, antiques, traveling, cooking, gardening, painting and crocheting. Diane enjoyed laughing, telling jokes and helping others. She once co-owned a business raising donations for organizations within her community. Survivors inclu ...

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Linda Sue Adams Lampo - JUL 02, 2021

Linda Sue Adams Lampo

Linda Sue Adams Lampo, 73, died peacefully on Friday, July 2, 2021 at her residence, surrounded by family.  She was born in Moline, IL, daughter of Carl B. and Marion Tuthill Adams, one of 11 children born to them.  Ms. Lampo was a 1966 graduate of Moline High.  In 1969, she enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Vietnam Conflict and was subsequently injured and honorably discharged. During her time of service in the United States Army, she was a member of the Women’s Army Band, later she worked as an administrative assistant for the Rock Island Arsenal i ...

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Steven Allen Lynch JUL 24, 1941 - JUL 01, 2021

Steven Allen Lynch

Steven Allen Lynch, 79, passed away Thursday, July 1, 2021, at East Georgia Regional Hospital. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. The full obituary and picture will appear when available. ...

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Justin Patrick Wentzel APR 24, 1989 - JUL 01, 2021

Justin Patrick Wentzel

Justin Patrick Wentzel, 32, formerly of Savannah, passed away peacefully and surrounded by love on Thursday, July 1st, 2021, in Wilmington, North Carolina.  Justin was born on April 24, 1989 in Savannah, GA to the late Walter Paul Jr. and Patricia Darlene (Davis) Wentzel. After the untimely deaths of his parents, he was lovingly adopted and raised by his aunt and uncle, Franklin and Marjorie (Davis) Forbes.  Justin had many talents in this life. A skilled natural athlete, he enjoyed staying active and in his youth, he excelled in baseball and wrestling. Justin had an extre ...

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Bruce E. Dominy, Sr. APR 08, 1948 - JUN 29, 2021

Bruce E. Dominy, Sr.

Bruce E. Dominy, Sr., 73, passed away on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.  He was born in Lewiston, Idaho on April 8, 1948, son of the late C. Edward and Inez Clark Dominy.  Mr. Dominy moved to Savannah when he was 22.  He was a veteran of the United States Army serving during the Vietnam War was the co-owner of Crout Electric Company for 33 years. Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Linda Dominy; son, Bruce Dominy, Jr. (Jamie); daughter, Shelia Dominy Sturtevant; grandchildren, Hunter Dominy (Charlotte), Hailey Stack (Corey), Taylor Sheppard, Rachel Sturtevant; sister, Pamela Babb ...

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Eva Parks Hurt JAN 10, 1941 - JUN 29, 2021

Eva Parks Hurt

Eva Parks Hurt, 80, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at Hospice Savannah surrounded by her loving sisters. The Harlan County, KY native was the daughter of the late Grey and Elease Parks. She graduated from Loyall High School in Loyall, KY. After graduation, Eva moved to Savannah where she worked for several years for Dr. Harry Rollins before moving to Orlando, FL. She retired as billing manager from Orlando Radiology Group in 2005. Eva returned to Savannah after the death of her husband, Donald W. Hurt in 2020. In addition to her husband and parents, Eva was preceded in death b ...

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Wanda Sue Kindrick AUG 07, 1945 - JUN 28, 2021

Wanda Sue Kindrick

Wanda Sue Kindrick, 75, died peacefully Monday, June 28, 2021 at Memorial Hospital. Wanda was born in Merriman, Tennessee to Flenton and Marjorie Faulkner. Wanda is survived by her son Mark Strickland (Karen), grandchildren Brittany Schmidt (Daniel), Skylar Strickland (Kiersten), great grandchildren Kaiden and Raelynn Strickland , Theodore, Savannah and Amelia Schmidt, brother Wendell Faulkner (Dale), Nieces Jessica Ayre Skelton and Haley Faulkner Doles, best friends Janice Elliott, Lee Ann Marsh, morning coffee pal Vivian Austin and her cat Mr. Jingles. Wanda was preceded in death by her son ...

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Bonnie Anne Kubasta DEC 14, 1949 - JUN 28, 2021

Bonnie Anne Kubasta

Bonnie Anne Kubasta passed away on June 28, 2021 in Savannah, Georgia after battling cancer. Bonnie was truly one-of-a-kind—outgoing, funny and passionate. She was a loyal friend, an amazing professor, mother, and a mentor to many. Bonnie was born on December 14, 1949 in Cleveland, Ohio to Anne and Emanuel Kubasta.  She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education in 1972 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1974 at The Ohio State University.  In 1979, she achieved her Master of Fine Arts from Oregon State University. Bonnie began her career teaching at Ohio Wesleyan Universit ...

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Ellen Marie Fox Lewis FEB 03, 1955 - JUN 26, 2021

Ellen Marie Fox Lewis

Ellen Marie Fox Lewis, age 66, died June 26, 2021 at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro.  The Massachusetts native lived in Savannah and had attended Saint James Catholic Church in previous years when her health allowed. Surviving are her son, Matthew Mungo (Christine); sister, Teresa Apodaca; brothers, Michael F. Fox and John B. Fox; and others. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, June 29, at 12:00 noon at Catholic Cemetery, with burial to follow. ...

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Stuart Neil Bennett FEB 14, 1937 - JUN 24, 2021

Stuart Neil Bennett

Mr. Stuart Neil Bennett, age 84, died June 24, 2021, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  The New York native lived in Savannah.  He was a retired health food sales representative and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He is survived by his daughter, Sara Hathaway Bennett-Encalada; son, Stuart McNeil Bennett; brother, Douglas P. Bennett; ex-wife, Linda Ann Bennett; and grandchildren, Brandon Neil Bennett and Caroline Encalada-Bennett. A graveside service and burial, with militray honors, will be held Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at 10:00 am at Beaufort National Cemetery. ...

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Berta Ann Sims Autry NOV 10, 1938 - JUN 24, 2021

Berta Ann Sims Autry

Berta Ann Sims Autry, 82, of Kingsland, passed away on June 24, 2021  in Saint Marys, Georgia with her daughter and brother by her side. Berta Ann was born on November 10th, 1938 to James Ramsey Sims and Mary Eastes Sims in Savannah, GA. After graduation, she started working at Interstate Securities, kicking off a finance career which eventually led to a position with Eisenburg Investments, where she received the honor of Who’s Who of Savannah. In 1968, she met Thomas Autry, and they wed in 1969, going on to have one child, Tammy Suzanne Autry. After retiring in 1997,&nb ...

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Jack Wyness Miller (Abe) - JUN 23, 2021

Jack Wyness Miller (Abe)

TYBEE ISLAND – Jack Wyness Miller (Abe), 91, passed away peacefully at home on June 23, 2021.  He was a communicant at the All Saints Episcopal Church on Tybee Island.  He was the son of Hillary Herbert Miller, Sr. and Idabelle Wyness Miller and was preceded in death by his parents; brother Hillary Herbert Miller, Jr.; and sisters Elizabeth Miller Matthews and Bell Miller King.  He is survived by his beloved wife of 67 years, Betty Hendrix Miller; son Jack Jeffery Miller and wife, Lori Gunn Miller; daughter Jill Allison Miller and friend Mikle Bragg; grandsons David Miller ...

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Peggy Worrell Murphy NOV 17, 1929 - JUN 22, 2021

Peggy Worrell Murphy

Peggy Worrell Murphy, 91, died Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at Memorial Health University Medical Center.  Born in Savannah, Peggy was the daughter of the late Lillian Burkhalter Worrell and Rives Edward Worrell. She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Walter B. Murphy, Jr.  Peggy attended the Savannah public schools, graduating from Savannah High School in 1947 and Armstrong Junior College in 1949. She continued her education at Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia graduating in 1951. In 1978, she earned a master's degree in elementary education from Armstrong Savann ...

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Beverly Ann Bradford Hill JAN 21, 1937 - JUN 22, 2021

Beverly Ann Bradford Hill

Beverly joined the love of her life, Herman in Heaven on June 22, 2021 after battling an exhausting illness. She was surrounded by loved ones at the time of her death.  She most recently lived in Ball Ground, Georgia but lived in Savannah, Georgia for the past 19 years and previously lived in Summerfield, North Carolina for 35 years.  Beverly was born January 21st, 1937 in Birmingham, AL. to the late Lucy Belle and Claude Bradford. She grew up in Birmingham, AL, Savannah, GA and Columbia SC where she was blessed to be raised by a loving Grandmother, Aunts and Uncles.  In H ...

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Robert John "Bob" Stewart - JUN 22, 2021

Robert John

Robert John “Bob” Stewart died from Parkinson’s disease and old age on Tuesday June 22, 2021, one day after his 90th birthday. He was preceded in death by his wife Virginia, his sister Gladys, and his parents.  Bob was born in New York City, the second of two children of his Irish immigrant parents. He was raised in Manhattan and Long Island, except for a two-year period during the depression when he and his sister were sent back to Ireland to live with relatives on their farm. He was educated in public schools, and got a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from New Yo ...

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Susan Henry Parks SEP 12, 1958 - JUN 21, 2021

Susan Henry Parks

Click here to livestream Memorial Service On Monday, June 21, 2021 Susan Henry Parks, 62, passed away peacefully at home.  Susan was a loving mother to her son and three daughters. The longtime Savannah resident was born on September 12, 1958 in Woodbury, CT. Susan was a kind, smart, supportive, and funny sister, mother, and friend. She enjoyed traveling and seeing the world with friends and family. Susan enjoyed reading thriller books, coloring, and drinking pink lemonade. Susan was an animal lover and enjoyed every type of music. She had the ability to forgive and for ...

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Janet L. Heike - JUN 20, 2021

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Rev. Deacon Wanda Lucas - JUN 20, 2021

Rev. Deacon Wanda Lucas

Wanda Beth Lucas passed away from a stroke on June 20, 2021. She was born on January 5, 1938 in Guthrie, Oklahoma. She attended Oklahoma State University where she majored in Home Economics and met her husband, Michael Arthur Lucas, whom she married on December 21, 1958 and was married to for 51 years before his passing. Wanda spent the first years of her marriage raising her four children and helping her husband with his veterinary practice. In 1985, they retired and moved to Savannah where they became involved in the Episcopal Church and started a ministry for children. Over the years they f ...

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Robin Scott Rawls JUL 21, 1956 - JUN 20, 2021

Robin Scott Rawls

Please click here to livestream Memorial Service Robin Scott Rawls, Owner/President of Rawls Distributing Company/Canteen Franchise in Savannah from 1987 to present, passed away unexpected and peacefully in his sleep on Sunday June 20, 2021 at home. Originally from Columbus Ga, Robin went to Hardaway High School, class of 1974 and studied marketing at Stetson University, class of 1977.   He is the son of Erika “Jacquie” and the late T. Sam Rawls.  Husband of 33 loving years to Janet McLellan Rawls.  Surviving family members include:  Erick Scott, M ...

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Jack Martin Van Eck MAY 26, 1941 - JUN 19, 2021

Jack Martin Van Eck

Jack Martin Van Eck, 80, passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2021. He was born May 26, 1941 in Chicago, IL to the late Martin and Beatrice Van Rosendale Van Eck. His father was a transportation engineer, choir director, and avid singer in the church choirs in his community. His mother was a piano teacher; many of her students went on to pursue music degrees and led music programs in area churches. Mr. Van Eck inherited from his parents a lifelong passion for classical music. From childhood throughout his adult life, he continuously contributed his distinctive lyric baritone voice to choirs in hi ...

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Mary M. Dorsey - JUN 18, 2021

Mary M. Dorsey

Mary McGoldrick Dorsey, 67, died in Savannah, GA on June 18, 2021.  She was a native Savannahian, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Thomas A. McGoldrick, who preceded her in death.  For 33 years, she was married to James Chancellor Dorsey, who also preceded her in death. She graduated from Marymount University in Virginia, received a BMS from the Medical College of Georgia, and a Master’s in Nursing at George Mason University in Virginia.  For several years, she worked in the Oncology unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital, and as a Nurse Practitioner, she worked for several years ...

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James Joseph "Jim" Keller - JUN 17, 2021

James Joseph

James Joseph “Jim” Keller, 81, passed away peacefully on Thursday June 17, 2021, surrounded by his family after a brief, unexpected illness. Jim was born in Somers Point, NJ on October 2, 1939 to parents Edwin and Elizabeth Keller. He graduated from Ocean City High School in Ocean City, NJ, in 1959 and enrolled in Braden’s Prep School. Upon graduating from there, he accepted an appointment to West Point where he stayed for 2 years before transferring to NC State to marry his high school sweetheart Sandy. Upon graduation in 1964, he was commissioned in the U.S. Army wh ...

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Catherine Woolfolk Battle Potts NOV 10, 1922 - JUN 17, 2021

Catherine Woolfolk Battle Potts

Catherine Woolfolk Battle Potts, 98, passed peacefully in her home in Savannah, Georgia on Thursday June 17th, 2021. Catherine was born and raised in Columbus, GA. She married Lieutenant Irwin “Pappy” Potts in 1942, and moved to Savannah in 1945 where they lived joyfully for 68 yrs together until his death in 2010. She was a long time member of St. John Episcopal Church. Catherine was an active member of the National Society of Colonial Dames in the State of Georgia, involved in the Savannah Junior League, and the Garden Club of Savannah. Catherine was an avid gardener, who want ...

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Thomas Martin Sharp MAY 13, 1936 - JUN 17, 2021

Thomas Martin Sharp

Tom Sharp died June 17, 2021, at his home in Savannah, Georgia.  He was 85.  Thomas Martin Sharp was born on May 13, 1936, in Sioux Falls, SD to Thomas Bernard Sharp and Anne (nee Finnerty) Sharp.  He grew up in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa, and attended Iowa State University where he received Bachelor of Science degrees in Industrial Engineering and Industrial Administration in 1958.  At Iowa State he met Mary Catherine McNally and they were married in her hometown of Grinnell, IA on December 26, 1960.  They recently celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary.&nbs ...

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Linda Hudson Neuhaus JAN 05, 1943 - JUN 17, 2021

Linda Hudson Neuhaus

Linda Hudson Neuhaus, 78, passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021, after battling an illness. Linda was born in Daytona Beach, Florida, the daughter of Thomas and Jane Hudson. She received a BBA from Macalester College and an MBA from Penn State University.  Linda is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Michael Alan Neuhaus, and did not have any children. She retired from Mobil Oil after 28 years.  Linda leaves behind her longtime companion, Bob Berry, of Fairfax, Virginia; a brother, William Thomas Hudson, of Savannah; niece, Leigh Hudson Conner (John) of Savannah; nep ...

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Hubert Harry Evans, Jr. - JUN 15, 2021

Hubert Harry Evans, Jr.

Hubert Harry “Pete” Evans, Jr., 75, passed away Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at his residence.  He was born July 11, 1945 in Edgefield, SC to the late Hubert H. Evans, Sr., and Elizabeth Jett Evans.  Pete was the owner of Southeast Technical Coating.  He was a member of Central Christian Church, as well as the Scottish Rite, the Blue Lodge, and the Alee Temple.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, William Joseph Evans. Pete is survived by two daughters, Hope Keyes, and Alisa Evans-Newsome, both of Savannah.  Also surviving a ...

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Newton Thompson (Tommy) Brock, Jr. - JUN 15, 2021

Newton Thompson (Tommy) Brock, Jr.

Newton Thompson “Tommy” Brock, Jr. 47, died June 15, 2021 at his home.   Tommy was born in Savannah and attended church and school at Bible Baptist Church as well as Jenkins High School.  He was a member of the U.S. Army attached to the 175th Ranger Battalion at Hunter Army Airfield as well as being certified in Water Treatment at Fort Lee, VA.  Tommy was also a certified motorcycle mechanic. Tommy was a very talented musician who played piano, trumpet and guitar with many musicians across the country.  Tommy was the essence of Savannah and a vibrant and ...

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Felicita Rivera - JUN 14, 2021

Felicita Rivera

Felicita Rivera, 74, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021 at her residence with her family at her side.  She was born April 26, 1947 in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico to the late Antonio Centeno Martinez and Lydia Esther Carazo Figueroa.  Felicita was of the Lutheran faith, and was a sales associate for Goodwill.  She is survived by her husband, Mariano Rivera, Sr., daughter, Mariana Nesbitt and her husband Rodney, son, Mariano Rivera, Jr., three sisters, Carmen, Alicia, and Antonia, two brothers, David and Antonio Centeno, four grandchildren, Alex, Jacob, Emilia, Abigail, and one gre ...

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Robert L. Wheat, Sr. SEP 10, 1928 - JUN 14, 2021

Robert L. Wheat, Sr.

Robert L. Wheat, Sr.  passed away peacefully on Monday, June 14, 2021 at his residence on Tybee Island.  Bob was born in Baltimore, MD and was a parishioner of St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Tybee. Bob was a devoted and loving husband and father. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen. Bob leaves behind his children, Robert Jr.; Mark (Nicole), and Robin Deppen (Darryl); five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at St. Michael Catholic Church. Visitation will be held ...

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Kenneth "Earl" Robinson JUL 21, 1953 - JUN 14, 2021


Cordova, SC Kenneth Earl Robinson, age 67, died June 14, 2021 at Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, South Carolina.  The Pontiac, Michigan native lived in Cordova, South Carolina, and was in the trucking business, having been an owner/operator for over 40 years, with more than a million miles driven.  He was a member of Unity Baptist Church in North, South Carolina, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He loved to fish, and always loved spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Ricky A. Reese, Jr.; his parents, Kenneth Edward and Cleo Phill ...

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Frederick (Ted) Conrade MAR 23, 1935 - JUN 13, 2021

Frederick (Ted) Conrade

Frederick “Ted” Conrade, 86, passed away Sunday, June 13, 2021 surrounded by his loving family. The New Kensington, PA, native was the son of the late Frederick and Louise Conrade. Ted was raised in Atlanta where he graduated from Grady High School. After his graduation from University of Georgia, Ted joined Merrill-Lynch, where he spent the majority of his brokerage career.  Ted was very active in the Savannah community having been a member of the Savannah Golf Club for more than 59 years. He was a former member of the Savannah Yacht Club, The Oglethorpe Club, and The C ...

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Donald Lee Brown - JUN 12, 2021

Donald Lee Brown

Donald Lee Brown, age 69, passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021. He was born January 2, 1952, in Sikeston, MO, son of the late Wilford Leon Brown and surviving mother Lois Louise Brown.  Mr. Brown was a veteran of the United States Navy and a lifetime member of the VFW in Savannah and also the American Legion Post 114 in Sikeston, MO. He was married to surviving wife, Theresa Ann Stutts Brown, and survived by his daughters, Michelle Lee King, Sikeston, MO; Bridgette Campbell, Florida; sons, Darren Martin, Sikeston, MO. In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by two sister ...

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Norman Francis Flojo - JUN 12, 2021

Norman Francis Flojo

To view the service, please click here: Norman Francis Flojo, 82, passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2021. He was born in Philadelphia, PA, on November 1, 1938, to Pastor Baga Flojo and Mary Fries. Norman proudly served in the U.S. Navy until his honorable discharge, traveling the world aboard the USS John R. Pierce. Although he had hoped to visit his father’s birthplace in the Philippines, Norman never made it there. Instead, his ship docked at ports of call throughout Europe. While there, he skied the Alps, cheered at the bullfights in Murcia, and st ...

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Mary Jeanette Lynch Low (Jenny) AUG 13, 1922 - JUN 12, 2021

Mary Jeanette Lynch Low (Jenny)

Mary Jeanette Lynch Low (Jenny) 98, of Savannah, GA, passed away peacefully at home with family by her side, under the care of Hospice, and her dear caregiver, Ms. Zelma Frazier on June 12, 2021.  She was born on August 13,1922 in Los Angeles, CA, the daughter of Anselm Vincent Lynch and Johannah Marie Birnbach Lynch.  She was raised in Little Rock, AR, educated in parochial schools, and graduated from Mount St. Mary’s Academy.   She received a scholarship to Drawns Business College, and was employed by the U.S. Army Air Force at Adam’s Field in Little Rock, AR, ...

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Christopher R. "Chris" Daniels - JUN 11, 2021

Christopher R.

Christopher R. “Chris” Daniels, 56, passed away Friday, June 11, 2021 at Hospice Savannah, Inc. surrounded by his loving family after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born in Savannah, son of Wanda Bowen Daniels and the late Carl R. Daniels.  Chris was a graduate of Jenkins High School, member of Calvary Baptist Temple and for many years owned and operated Ultra-Chem Carpet Cleaning Company.  Chris was a member of the Savannah Wheelmen Cycling Team.  He was the winner of several state championships and represented Georgia at the National Cha ...

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Christina A. Waters - JUN 10, 2021

Christina A. Waters

Christina Adkinson Waters, 45, passed away Thursday June 10, 2021 at Memorial University Medical Center with her daughter Victoria, and her son William by her side.  She was born March 22, 1976 at Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, VA, and grew up Tullahoma, TN before moving to Savannah where she lived for the past twenty years.  She graduated from the University of Memphis, TN with a Bachelors degree. She was preceded in death by her father, Alvah K. Adkinson. Christina was a story teller and loved to plan events throughout her life. She worked for the Alzheimer’s Associati ...

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Delvin Lloyd Love JAN 06, 1953 - JUN 10, 2021

Delvin Lloyd Love

Delvin Lloyd Love, 68, went home to rest with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, June 10, 2021. The Savannah native was born on January 6, 1953 to the late Marcus and Nell Love of Savannah. He attended Savannah High School from 1968 until 1970 before enlisting in the U.S. Army where he served in the 82nd Airborne Division. Delvin graduated from Savannah Vocational-Technical School and was a former employee of Georgia Pacific, Johns-Manville, and Aramark Uniform Service.  A devout Christian, Delvin was a loyal member of Isle of Hope Baptist Church where he served as a dea ...

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David Charles Hollingsworth - JUN 10, 2021

David Charles Hollingsworth

David Charles Hollingsworth, 50, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at Candler Hospital, surrounded by his loving family and friends. The Savannah native was born on August 14, 1970 to the late John (Grady) and Margaret (Peggy) Hollingsworth. In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by a brother, Jeffery Grady Hollingworth. David attended St. James Catholic School and Memorial Day School. While at Memorial, he was the star baseball player for the Matadors. David was offered a pitching position with the Atlanta Braves Farm Team; however, David chose to attend Middl ...

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Dale A. Sanders - JUN 10, 2021

Dale A. Sanders

Dale A. Sanders, 84, went to be with his Savior on Thursday June 10, 2021. He was born in Parma OH in 1937, joined the Army in 1957 and served as a Medic with the 3rd Armored Division in Germany.  He married Barbara Jane Sanford in October 1961. In 1959, he started his career in the field of Computer Technology at Republic Steel in Cleveland Ohio. He was the Original computer geek.  Throughout his life he continued to use technology to connect with and serve people.  He was a Mason and loved to volunteer in his church and other community organizations.  Dale is pre ...

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Helen Kay Swanson SEP 29, 1935 - JUN 09, 2021

Helen Kay Swanson

Helen Kay Swanson, age 85 of Cornelia GA, passed peacefully, surrounded by her family, Wednesday June 9, 2021. Born in Austin, Texas, she was the daughter of H.M. Stewart Sr. and Helen Stroud Stewart. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter, Sabrina Kay Swanson.   Kay graduated from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, VA and while there she met her husband Dean who was attending the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. They married in 1957, and reached their 64th wedding anniversary on the day of her passing. While Dean was in the US Airforce serv ...

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Charles (Chuck) Thomas Schauss MAR 16, 1943 - JUN 09, 2021

Charles (Chuck) Thomas Schauss

Charles Thomas Schauss, 78, passed away peacefully Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at the Augusta University Medical Center. Chuck was originally from Flushing, New York. After graduating from the Pennsylvania Military College in 1965, he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Infantry. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam, one with the 196th Light Infantry Brigade and the second as a combat advisor with South Vietnamese Regional Forces.    After leaving the Army, Chuck and his family settled in Savannah where he was a long time employee of Union Camp, and later, a business/log ...

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Kathryn C. Hill (Ms. Kitty Hill) - JUN 09, 2021

Kathryn C. Hill (Ms. Kitty Hill)

Kathryn C. Hill (Ms. Kitty Hill), age 90, passed quietly and continued her journey Wednesday morning on the 9th of June. Born on the 11th of August 1930 in Ironto, Virginia, Ms. Kitty was the daughter of the late Margaret See Cupp and Luther Jackson Cupp.   Raised in the Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia, Ms. Kitty attended the one room schoolhouse in Ironto before moving to Narrows, Virginia.   Upon graduating from Narrows High School, she attended Richmond Polytechnical Institute, now Virginia Commonwealth and received her BA as a vocalist in music.  Ms. Kitty, ...

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Jeffrey G. McKensie - JUN 08, 2021

Jeffrey G. McKensie

Jeffrey Gerald McKensie, 69, passed away Tuesday, June 8, 2021 at Hospice Savannah.  He was born June 27, 1951 in Wilkes-Barre, PA to the late Samuel and Marion McKensie.  He was retired as a welder from Palmer Johnson.  Surviving are his wife, Cheryl G. McKensie, his three children, Jeff McKensie, Jr., Michelle McKensie, and Jesse McKensie, and three grandchildren.   ...

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Bennie Thomas Faulk - JUN 08, 2021

Bennie Thomas Faulk

Bennie Thomas Faulk, lifelong resident of Savannah, passed away after a short illness on June 8, 2021. Bennie retired from Coastal Paper Company after 37 years. His tireless, work ethic endured as he came out of retirement, and worked for Pineland Paper Company of Lyons, GA until his very last day. He mentored several young salesman, and he loved and treasured his relationships with his customers.  Bennie was a devoted father and grandfather, businessman, and avid fisherman who would never share his drops.  He leaves behind his loving wife of 51 years, Cheryl Haysl ...

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Millicent Ann Mahaffey Scoggin JUL 11, 1934 - JUN 08, 2021

Millicent Ann Mahaffey Scoggin

Millicent Ann Mahaffey Scoggin, 86, passed away peacefully at home on June 8, 2021. She will be laid to rest on Sunday, June 13, 2021 following a graveside service at 3:00 p.m. at Sandy Springs First Baptist Church, Rutherfordton, NC. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. at Chapel-by-the-Sea Baptist Church on Tybee Island, GA. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Dacus Lee Mahaffey, and her beloved husband, Pharis Emerson Scoggin. She is survived by daughter Faith Glaser (Bob), sons Daniel and David Scoggin, seven grandchildren, and thirteen ...

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Teghann Claire Murray Johansen - JUN 07, 2021

Teghann Claire Murray Johansen

Teghann Claire Murray Johansen, 36, passed away Monday, June 7, 2021 at her residence with her family by her side.  She was born in Oklahoma City, OK, daughter of Thomas E. Murray, III and Christyne Poole Murray.  Teghann moved to Savannah with her family when her father transferred with his employment.  She was an honors student at the Savannah College of Art and Design and Armstrong State University and was employed by Vinnie Van Go-Go’s. She loved her family, art, music, animals and had volunteered with the Humane Society. With a wicked sense of humor and a loving ...

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Michael J. Kelly JUL 05, 1955 - JUN 07, 2021

Michael J. Kelly

Michael J. Kelly passed away peacefully on Monday, June 7, 2021. The Savannah native was the son of the late John J. Kelly, Jr., and Jean Desch Kelly. He was a graduate of Benedictine Military School, Reinhardt Junior College, and Georgia Southern University. Mike followed in his father’s footsteps by earning the rank of Eagle Scout and serving as a Scoutmaster for the Boys Scouts of America.  Mike has deep roots in Savannah’s Irish community. He was a longtime member of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee where he served on the Adjutant’s Staff for more t ...

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Patricia W. Zemurray - JUN 07, 2021

Patricia W. Zemurray

Patricia Watson Zemurray died peacefully at home in Savannah on the eighth of June, 2021. Pat was born in Swainsboro, Georgia, on February, 23, 1947, to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lloyd Watson, Jr. Her grandparents were Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lloyd Watson, Sr., and Mr. and Mrs. John Benjamin Harrell. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband, Samuel Zemurray III, her parents and grandparents, and her brother Ronald Henry Watson. She is survived by her son, Joseph Emerson Brown Harper, husband H. Donnett Harper, sister-in-law Jacqueline Porter Watson, and cousin Dr. Benjamin Watson.  Known f ...

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Harriett Virginia Fender Prevatt - JUN 05, 2021

Harriett Virginia Fender Prevatt

Harriett Virginia Fender Prevatt, passed away June 5, 2021, at the age of 94.  She is predeceased by her husband, Isaac E. Prevatt, parents Vernie F. Hudson & Eugene Fender, brothers Johnnie E. Fender, Francis Hudson & sisters Nettie Stanley & Shirley Hemme. She was a former member of the Richmond Hill United Methodist Church, where she was also a member of The Saints, and the The Bunny Club.  She was retired from Solomon's Drug Company, where she was an Assitant Buyer.     She is survived by sons, Micheal E. Prevatt (Karen), Gene Prevatt (Ga ...

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Richard (Rick) Eugene Apple - JUN 05, 2021

Richard (Rick) Eugene Apple

Richard (Rick) Eugene Apple of Savannah, Georgia—formerly Monroe, Ohio passed away Saturday morning, June 5th, 2021. Rick obtained his B.S. in Education from Miami of Oxford, Ohio. He taught Industrial Arts at Little Miami High School in the early 1970s where he also coached basketball. He left teaching to pursue a career in homebuilding and carpentry. He retired with Schmidt Builders where he worked as a home guarantor, ensuring quality workmanship and customer satisfaction for homebuyers. Rick loved to work with his hands and was constantly mending and creating with them. Rick had a de ...

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Grant Hughes Youngman MAY 08, 1945 - JUN 04, 2021

Grant Hughes Youngman

Grant H. Youngman, age 76, passed away Friday, June 4, 2021, surrounded by his family. He graduated from Rice University in Houston with a MEE degree and from Georgia State University with a MBA degree. In addition to his wife Lena, Grant leaves behind his sister, Christie Hudson; two daughters, Jennifer Little and Stephanie Kenemer; three grandchildren, Ryan, Adam, and Sarah; along with multiple nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Wednesday June 9th from 5:00 - 7:00 pm at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel, 4605 Highway 80E Savannah, GA  31410. A c ...

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Charles (Charley) Peters - JUN 04, 2021

Charles (Charley) Peters

Charles (Charley) Peters 71 of Winthrop, MA, passed away June 4, 2021.  He was born in West Virginia, January 29, 1950, son of the late Beatrice and Maurice Peters, raised in Savannah GA. Loving husband of Susan (Davis) Peters of Winthrop. Father of Rachel Peters and her partner Angel Duke of Savannah GA, brother of the late Nancy Tirado, Mary Beth Graham and her husband Gene Graham and Nora Holloway Uncle to many nieces and nephews all of Savannah GA, dear brother-in-law of Marjorie Davis and her husband Joseph Nazoa of San Francisco CA. Charley was a police officer in Savannah G ...

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James Bryant Rollison, Sr. JAN 28, 1937 - JUN 02, 2021

James Bryant Rollison, Sr.

Pooler, GA James Bryant Rollison Sr., “JB”, died peacefully on Wednesday June 2, 2021.  He was born January 28, 1937 in Ohoopee, Georgia to Martha Thelma Duffield and Troy J Rollison.  In 1961, he married the former Mary Janice Smith of Blackshear, Georgia. They had one son.  After serving in the United States Marine Corps and the United States Navy, he was honorably discharged May 1, 1963. He settled in Savannah, Georgia. JB retired as Director of Operations from the Georgia Port Authority after more than 30 years of service.  In addition to ...

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Bonnie Jean Small - MAY 30, 2021

Bonnie Jean Small

Bonnie Jean Fleming Small, age 79, died peacefully on Sunday, May 30, 2021, surrounded by her loving family after a long, valiant fight with cancer.  She was born in Macon, GA to the late John F. Hogan and Winnie Fleming Hogan.  She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Ralph Browne Small III, their three children: Parks Edie Small (Christine) of Tallahassee, FL, Leigh Small Beauchamp (Robin) of Savannah, GA, Ashley Small Olson (Dallas) of Peachtree City, GA, and their six grandchildren: Mackenzie Small, Scott and Tyler Beauchamp, and Parker, Anna, and Mary Olson.  In addition ...

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John Joseph Annunziata DEC 07, 1930 - MAY 30, 2021

John Joseph Annunziata

John Joseph Annunziata, 90, passed away on May 30, 2021.  He was born on December 7, 1930, in the Bronx, New York, where he grew up. He graduated from Samuel Gompers Industrial High School for Boys in 1948. He is a US Navy veteran and served during the Korean War from 1951 - 1955 on the USS Perry. John married Maureen Russell in 1953. Shortly after, they then moved to Long Island, New York.  John worked as a truck driver for 30 years for The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, better known as A&P. After retirement from A & P, he worked for the Village of Garden ...

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Jack L. Robinson - MAY 29, 2021

Jack L. Robinson

Jack Lyons Robinson (85) of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania passed away surrounded by his family  on May 29, 2021 in Savannah, Georgia.   Jack was born in Easton, Pa and played Middle Linebacker at Easton High School and was offered a football scholarship to Georgia Institute of Technology.  He chose to become a Marine and served honorably during the Korean War.  He married Norma Evelyn Unangst Robinson on January 18, 1958 and is survived by her and their three children Robin Emma Greco (Savannah, Ga.), Jack George Robinson (Wilkes Barre Pa.), and Dean Lyons Robinson (Wilke ...

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Chester A. Hanberry, Sr. AUG 08, 1929 - MAY 28, 2021

Chester A. Hanberry, Sr.

Chester Alexander Hanberry, 91, died peacefully Friday May 28th, 2021 at Hospice Savannah, surrounded by his loving family. Chester, son of Chester and Lucia Hanberry, grew up in Savannah, Georgia, attending Savannah High School. He continued his education at the University of Georgia where he graduated from The School of Pharmacy. He met Bobbie Ann Smith while completing his residency in North Augusta, South Carolina. They began their married life in Savannah, Georgia, and then moved to Statesboro, Georgia to open Medical Center Pharmacy and raise their family. Chester enjoyed woodworki ...

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Donald George "Don" Arpin, Sr. MAY 30, 1936 - MAY 27, 2021

Donald George

Donald G. “Don” Arpin, Sr., 84, passed peacefully with family and friends on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at his residence after a brief illness. Born in Providence, RI to Albert and Edna Arpin on May 30, 1936, where he was raised and educated in the area.  He was drafted into the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged.  Attend Bryant College where he met the love of his life, Carole Silvia, and they were married in 1958.  Soon after, he went into the family moving and storage business.  He decided to expand the business and moved to Savannah, GA in 1977. Don an ...

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Thomas Andrew Davis JUL 21, 1935 - MAY 27, 2021

Thomas Andrew Davis

Thomas Andrew Davis passed away on Thursday, May 27, 2021. Born on July 21, 1935 in Macon, GA, Tom was one of two children born to the late Wallace McCroan Davis, Sr., and Thelma Helwagen Davis. He graduated from Savannah High School in 1953 before attending the Georgia Institute of Technology where he graduated in 1957. On August 10, 1957, Tom married Dorothy “Dotty” Carolyn Baxley who remained the love of his life for more than 64 years. In 1958, Tom attended the Infantry Officer’s Basic Training School at Fort Benning where he would graduate ranked fourth in his class o ...

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Michael A. Miller - MAY 24, 2021

Michael A. Miller

Michael A. Miller Born on February 7, 1940, the only child of a Hungarian Jewish father and an Irish Catholic mother. He married Victoria Rains, who survives him, on June 9, 1962. He and Vicky have two children, Julie Gaffney and Scott Miller, and five grandchildren, Mary, Jennifer, Frank, Suzanne and Elena.   He was a medic in the army in his younger years and a firefighter later in life.  In between, he became a successful newspaper editor and publisher.   Husband, father, g ...

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Eugene Andrew Fox - MAY 24, 2021

Eugene Andrew Fox

Eugene A. Fox died peacefully at Hospice Savannah on May 24, 2021 surrounded by his family. Gene was born June 20, 1934 in Nyack, N.Y. He was the only child of Eugene Deming Fox and Edna Anilda Fox, (nee McCormick). He grew up in Haverstraw, NY and graduated from Haverstraw High School in 1952. After a postgraduate year at The Peddie School, he attended Bradley University and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Gene was an avid athlete, and a member of the Bradley Braves basketball team when they won the N.I.T. Championship his senior year in 1957. He was also inducted into the North Rock ...

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Vonicile Stewart Jackson SEP 11, 1927 - MAY 24, 2021

Vonicile Stewart Jackson

Vonicile Stewart Jackson, 93, passed away Monday, May 24, 2021 under the care of Hospice. She was born September 11, 1927 in Ellington, GA to Hiram and Lucille West Stewart. She was a homemaker, volunteered with the American Red Cross for thirty-five years and enjoyed sewing. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Hiram Jackson. Surviving are her daughter, Elizabeth Whitaker (James); son, David Jackson (Debra); granddaughter, Heather Coleman Brown; grandsons, Jimmy Whitaker, Brent Whitaker, and several great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be hel ...

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Michael Steven Johnson - MAY 22, 2021

Michael Steven Johnson

Michael (or Mike, as he was best known) was born November 10, 1956 in Knoxville, TN to Joseph P. and Mary Alice Stout Johnson. Mike grew up in Knoxville, graduating from Central High School and the University of Tennessee. While in college, Mike began working in retail. It would become his life’s work. He was a great salesperson and effective retail manager. His work would take him to positions in Knoxville, Atlanta, and Savannah. Mike loved movies, the Oscars, theatre, and music. He could answer most any trivia question posed in those categories. He also had a keen interest in pol ...

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Evelyn Louise Rotureau Hunt APR 08, 1928 - MAY 21, 2021

Evelyn Louise Rotureau Hunt

Evelyn Louise Rotureau Hunt, 93, went home to be with the Lord Jesus on Friday, May 21, 2021. Evelyn was born in Savannah April 8, 1928 on Easter Sunday and resided in Thunderbolt. She was the only child of John Charles Rotureau and Ella McCallar Rotureau. She was educated in Chatham County and graduated from Savannah High School. She attended business college and was an accomplished secretary. She was employed by the Episcopal Diocese of Georgia and later the Chatham County Board of Elections. She enjoyed Big Band music, dancing, oil painting, crossword puzzles and crafting. Evelyn was a m ...

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Audilee Boyd Taylor DEC 02, 1931 - MAY 21, 2021

Audilee Boyd Taylor

Audilee Boyd Taylor, 89, died peacefully Friday, May 21, 2021, surrounded by her loving children and grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 64 years, Herbert Lee Taylor and her son, Jon Taylor. She is survived by her son, Jed (Lilann), daughters Julia and Jessica (Paul) and nine grandchildren: Hunter (Ashley), Callie, Julia, Morgan, Liz, Mac, Jake, Madison and Zayne. Audilee grew up in Sylvania, the only girl in a family of four boys. Her youngest brother died in World War II, making times with the others even more precious. They were, the family is sure, wait ...

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Martha Sims Buttimer - MAY 20, 2021

Martha Sims Buttimer

Martha S. Buttimer, 88, of Savannah, GA passed away at her home on May 20, 2021.    A native of Savannah, she was the daughter of Roy R. Sims and Willie Altomease Hill Sims.  Martha graduated from Commercial High School and went on to work at Union Camp where she met the love of her life, Patrick Joseph Buttimer Jr.   Sadly, Pat passed away in 1968 leaving Martha to raise her four children.  Martha instilled a strong work ethic in her children and was immensely proud of the people they became.  Martha went on to work at The Pirate’s House as the Offi ...

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Lora Kathleen (McCain) Owens - MAY 20, 2021

Lora Kathleen (McCain) Owens

Lora Kathleen (McCain) Owens, age 55, was a vibrant spirited soul that matched her 6’1” frame.  She was an adrenaline junky that dominated any setting be it whitewater rafting or speeding past the beach on her jet ski.  After her father Tom McCain passed, Lora bravely helped raise her two siblings, Lisa and Ian, at just 16 years old.  Lora spent more than a decade as a paramedic with the Chatham County EMS, then as a State of Georgia Parole Officer, then to being a DOD Counterintelligence Background Investigator. The largest loss of Lora’s life occurred when ...

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Oscar L. Garland III - MAY 20, 2021

Oscar L. Garland III

Oscar L. Garland III died on May 20, 2021.  Born in New Haven, Connecticut to Col. Oscar L. Garland Jr. and Constance Dodman Garland.  He grew up in Redinton Beach, Florida where he graduated from Seminole High School in 1968 and worked as a beach boy for Ed’s Beach Service.  He was also a champion water skier.  Oscar joined the Army in 1969 and served in Viet Nam where he earned a Bronze Star and the Army Commendation Medal.  He moved to Savannah around 1985 to be near his family.  Oscar was employed at Palmer Johnson and Thunderbolt Marine. He ...

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Steven Raschke - MAY 18, 2021

Steven Raschke

Steven C. Raschke, 68, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at Candler Hospital with his friend Suzan by his side.  He was born February 8, 1953 in Vermillion,South Dakota to the late Kenneth and Avis Raschke.  Steve worked in the fishing department at Bass Pro Shops for over 17 years, where he made many friends, sharing his knowledge and passion of this great sport.  He is survived by his daughter, Christina Raschke, brother, Ken Raschke and his wife Barbara, sister, Beverly Nielson, nephews, Adam (Erin), and Josh, nieces, BeckySue and Jessica, and his very ...

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Mary Angela Johansen Futch AUG 10, 1941 - MAY 17, 2021

Mary Angela Johansen Futch

Mary Angela Johansen Futch, 79, was born in Savannah, GA and went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 17, 2021. She was surrounded by her loving family that were with her until the end. Early in her career, she worked for Southern Bell before becoming a full-time wife and mother. Later in life she worked and retired from Belk Department Store. Mary’s number one job and main focus was being an amazing mother to her four children, Beth Anderson, Peter Futch, Andy Futch and Katie Futch and making sure they were where they needed to be. She was a loving and faithful wife of thir ...

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Ann Lee Ash - MAY 17, 2021

Ann Lee Ash

Ann Lee Ash died May 17, 2021, at her home in Savannah. She was 99 years old. She was born in Scarsdale, NY, and moved to The Landings with her husband Bob in 1986. Ann was an active member of the Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her daughter Susan Ash of Cincinnati. A private service is planned.     ...

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Aline Marie-Beatrice Lapin Callahan MAY 09, 1921 - MAY 16, 2021

Aline Marie-Beatrice Lapin Callahan

Aline Marie-Beatrice Lapin Callahan died peacefully on Sunday, May 16, 2021 in Savannah, Georgia.  She was 100 years old. Aline was born in Rabat, French Morocco May 9,1921 to French parents from Savoie, France, noted pioneer physician Monsieur Le Docteur Joseph Louis Charles Edmond Lapin and Madame, nee Renee-Jeanne Revelin. With his family, Dr. Lapin had moved to Morocco to initiate and fulfill his dream of establishing free TB clinics. Mrs. Callahan was the Goddaughter of French Field Marshall Louis Hubert Lyautey, the highest ranking official representative of France in Morocco. She w ...

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Doris Glenn Martin FEB 09, 1927 - MAY 16, 2021

Doris Glenn Martin

Doris Glenn Martin, 94, peacefully passed from this life into God's eternal kingdom through her faith in Jesus Christ on Sunday, May 16, 2021.  Doris was born in Savannah on February 9, 1927, to Henry and Theo Glenn, and graduated from Savannah High School in January 1945.  In December 1944, at 17 years old, she secretly married the love of her life, Samuel Harris Martin, just before he deployed to Europe during World War II.  They remained happily married for 60 years, until his passing in 2004. Doris developed a deep love for dancing as a young child, and devoted her li ...

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Michael Paul Mamalakis SEP 13, 1983 - MAY 16, 2021

Michael Paul Mamalakis

Michael Paul Mamalakis died at age 37 on Sunday May 16, 2021 at Memorial Health University Medical Center surrounded by his family.  The native and lifelong resident of Savannah was a graduate of Jenkins High School. He was a member of the St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, where he served as an altar boy for many years. All who knew Michael will remember his passion for barbecuing, playing bocce on the beach, Georgia Tech football, recycling, following the weather and fire reports, and never missing a “Walton’s” episode.  He was the “Biggest Fan&rdquo ...

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Marie "Gail" Rice SEP 26, 1958 - MAY 16, 2021


Marie “Gail” Rice of Savannah, Georgia died at the age of 62 on Sunday May 16th, 2021. Gail was born and raised in Savannah where she met her husband of 41 years, Donald Joseph Rice. She was a loving wife and stay at home mother. She will always be remembered for her big heart, being so outgoing, always helping others, always having the ability to be strong no matter the circumstances, and her amazing sweet tea! Her parents Mary and Frank Stafford along with her uncle - William F Carmichael of Savannah proceeded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Donald Rice and ...

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Timothy Dewayne Atkins NOV 12, 1968 - MAY 16, 2021

Timothy Dewayne Atkins

Timothy Dewayne Atkins of Savannah, Georgia passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 16th, 2021. He was born in Savannah on November 12, 1968, to Billy and Melissa Atkins. Timmy was a beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend. Above all else he was an amazing father to Cody and Katie. Timmy loved to read, walk, talk, lift weights and could be seen frequently at the Islands YMCA. Timmy never met a stranger, and he was always friendly and willing to help anyone. Timmy was an avid outdoorsman, who loved boating and spending time on the water with his family and friends. Timmy g ...

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John Victor - MAY 15, 2021

John Victor

John Victor passed away on May 15, 2021, in Savannah, Georgia. John was born in Davenport, Iowa, and grew up in Savannah, Ga., where he graduated from Savannah Country Day School. He went on to earn his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from Emory University. John served in the United States Army with a tour in Vietnam, from 1969 until 1970, during much of which he saw heavy combat.     John was a financial advisor for much of his career. He also worked in the managed care area at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah.&nb ...

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Patricia W. Robinson FEB 23, 1945 - MAY 13, 2021

Patricia W. Robinson

Edwina Patricia (Patsy) Robinson died on May 13, 2021 at her home. A native of Savannah, Patsy was born on February 23, 1945. She graduated from Savannah High School in 1963. She attended Armstrong Junior College and then transferred to Woman’s College in Milledgeville, GA where she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Patsy married Randal Robinson, also a native Savannahian, on July 13, 1968. She taught at Massie School and Isle of Hope Elementary before staying home and starting a family. Later she tutored for Cavalry Day School and Royce Learning Center and ...

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Thien Huu Mai - MAY 11, 2021

Thien Huu Mai

Thien Huu Mai October 15, 1949 – May 11, 2021 Thien Huu Mai passed away peacefully on May 11, 2021. He was born in Quang Binh, Vietnam to Che Mai and Duyet Thi Nguyen. In 1980, he and his family came to America as refugees and settled in Gibsonia, Pennsylvania before making his permanent home in Savannah, Georgia. He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, Vy. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Tung, and his daughters, Vy Ty, Tovi, and Truc Vi "Stacey". The family will receive friends from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday, May 20 and Friday, May 21, 2021 at Fo ...

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Donald Scott Lyons - MAY 11, 2021

Donald Scott Lyons

Donald Scott Lyons, 40, of Cajah's Mountain, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday May 11, 2021 while working in Baxley, Georgia. Mr. Lyons was born on November 2, 1980 in Burke County to Linda Branch Adams and husband Clyde; and Donald Lee Burns (Dad). He worked in construction for Reid Fabrications. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Aeriana Elizabeth Lyons. Surviving in addition to his parents are four brothers, Michael Lyons and wife Donna, Adam Lyons and wife Rebecca, Paul Lyons and Nathan Burns; his step father Allen ...

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Rita Harwell McKeever - MAY 10, 2021

Rita Harwell McKeever

Rita Harwell McKeever, 94, passed away, Monday, May 10, 2021 at Spanish Oaks Retreat.  She was born August 16, 1926 in Mobile, Alabama to the late Theodore “Hick” Harwell and Kathleen McCarthy Harwell.  Mrs. McKeever was of the Catholic faith and was retired from the Army Corps of Engineers. She was preceded in death by her husband, Shelton R. McKeever. Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Jacquelyn and Randy Wise of Savannah, five stepchildren, Mike McKeever, Scott McKeever, Mark McKeever, Greg McKeever, and Lisa McKeever, as well as ten grandchildren, and se ...

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Larry C. Nelson, II JUL 07, 1969 - MAY 10, 2021

Larry C. Nelson, II

Larry Coleman Nelson, II of Savannah, Georgia passed away on May 10, 2021.  Larry was born on July 7, 1969 in Crestview, Florida to Larry Nelson and Shelia Nelson. Larry loved life and spending time with his family and friends.  He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend.  Larry is the founder and CEO of Nelson Companies, Inc. He was also an integral part of the Coastal Georgia Apartment Association, serving in various positions on the Board of Directors. Larry was co-owner of Pour Larry's Bar in City Market. He was a strong athlete ...

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Lillian Watson Odom - MAY 10, 2021

Lillian Watson Odom

Lillian Watson Odom age 96 of Savannah, Georgia went to be with the Lord on May 10, 2021.  “Lil,” as she was affectionately known, was born in Brewton, Alabama to Obin and Kathleen Watson.  She married Billy Cecil Johnson in 1956 and they had two children, Debbie, and Ron.  After Billy’s passing in 1967, she was fortunate to find love again.  She married Donald Julian Odom in 1969.  Lil graduated from Brewton High School.  She had a long career as Secretary for Savannah Country Day School.  She brought into every facet of her life a light an ...

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Christine Marshall - MAY 10, 2021

Christine Marshall

  Christine Ann (Acheson) Marshall, age 65, passed away on May 10, 2021 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana after suffering a stroke. The many people who had the privilege of knowing Chris Marshall remember that she was generous, wise, and a good listener. She had a knack for drawing people in—for making them feel seen, included, and welcome. Chris modeled the truth that hospitality is about more than simply cooking a meal for someone (although she excelled at that, too); it requires genuine and selfless consideration for another’s needs or comforts. Chris had a rare gift for cre ...

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Michael Dan Schroer - MAY 09, 2021

Michael Dan Schroer

Michael D. Schroer, 76, beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, entered eternal rest Sunday, May 9, 2021 with his family by his side. Born in 1945 in Seymour, Indiana, he was the son of the late Alvin John Schroer and Selma Ann Mellencamp Schroer. He married Julia Moore on June 25, 1967, and she survives. Additional survivors include his sons Andrew (Brandy) and Jonathan (Nell); grandsons Nicholas and William; one granddaughter Mary Scott; brothers Bernard (Kathleen) Schroer, Monte (Kris) Schroer, a sister, Candace (Tom) Isaacs, and multiple nieces and nephews. Michael was a ...

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Peter James Reed - MAY 08, 2021

Peter James Reed

Peter James Reed, 75, passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021 at his home with his wife by his side.  He is survived by his wife Anglea Reed, and other relatives.  A private service will be held at a later date.   ...

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Lonnie William Lynch - MAY 08, 2021

Lonnie William Lynch

Lonnie W. Lynch, 83, died peacefully on Saturday, May 8th, 2021. Lonnie (Bill), son of Lee and Dorothy Lynch, was born in Savannah, GA. He is survived by his brothers, Steven and Richard Lynch of Savannah, GA & sister, Carlotta Jennings of Savannah, GA. In addition to his siblings, he is survived by his 6 children, Lon Lynch of Sarasota, FL, Steven Lynch of Taos, NM, Miles Lynch of Melbourne, FL, Teresa Hickerson of Carrollton, GA, Marcella Martucci of Carrollton, GA and Christopher Lynch of Savannah, GA, as well as his wife Connie J. Corder of Pointblank, TX, and many nieces, neph ...

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David ‘Dave’ Warren Hargett, (Major Ret) AK ANG OCT 26, 1950 - MAY 07, 2021

David ‘Dave’ Warren Hargett, (Major Ret) AK ANG

HARGETT, David ‘Dave’ Warren Hargett, (Major Ret) AK ANG Dave died peacefully at home on May 7, 2021 with his wife Georgie by his side, following a hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer. Dave was born at Barksdale AFB, Bossier City Louisiana on October 10, 1950.  He was the second son of the late James and Geneva Hargett.   He graduated USAF Pilot Training for the Alaska Air National Guard in November 1972 and after some time in the C-123 qualified as C-130 Aircraft Commander in 1976.  Before retiring 22 years later in 1993, Dave flew many missions all ...

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Brandon Gregg FEB 17, 1999 - MAY 07, 2021

Brandon Gregg

Our hearts are broken. It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our son Brandon Gregg (February 17, 1999). Please join us as we celebrate Brandon’s life on May 14 at 1:00 pm at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, located at 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, GA 31406. For those who are unable to attend in person, the memorial service will be available via livestream via this link: Brandon Gregg ( Following the memorial service, refreshments will be served at The 5 Spot on Broughton located at 420 E Broughton St, Savannah GA. ...

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Kathryn Ann "Sissy" Morel APR 06, 1953 - MAY 06, 2021

Kathryn Ann

Kathryn Ann “Sissy” Morel, 68, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2021.  She was born on April 6, 1953 in Savannah, GA. Sissy was a kind, giving and caring person.  She only had good things to say about everyone.  She was the caregiver of her father until he passed away and later was devoted to her mother until the end of her life. Sissy also volunteered for many years with Goodwill and was very active with her church.  She is survived by one sister, Mary Jane Morel Sommers (Richard) and many loving cousins.  She was predeceased by her father, James Sea ...

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Michelle Helene Keller - MAY 06, 2021

Michelle Helene Keller

Michelle Helene Keller, 55, passed away on May 6, 2021 at her home.  She was born April 26, 1966 in Fort Bragg, NC, daughter of James J. “Jim” Keller and Sandra Roberts Keller.  Growing up in a military family, Michelle spent most of her time on the road traveling across the country with her parents and siblings.  She attended many schools and graduated from Woodbridge Senior High School.  In 2004, Michelle decided to settle down with her husband and children in Savannah.  She was a communicant of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church and volunteered as ...

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Mary Shirleen Lindsey JUN 12, 1947 - MAY 05, 2021

Mary Shirleen Lindsey

Click Here to Livestream Heaven gained an angel. Mary Shirleen Lindsey, 73, died peacefully at home on May 5, 2021, with her daughter by her side. Shirleen was born June 12, 1947 in Eastman, GA to Tennyson and Carleen Stevens. She lived the majority of her life in Savannah, GA, where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Burnette Lindsey. A graduate of Herschel V. Jenkins High School, Shirleen spent most of her career in healthcare, working at Saint Joseph's Hospital and Southcoast Medical Group. She was a breast cancer survivor and she enjoyed her many dogs, manicures and ...

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Phil Thomas Elliott, Jr. JUN 19, 1928 - MAY 04, 2021

Phil Thomas Elliott, Jr.

Phil Thomas Elliott, Jr. of Savannah Georgia passed away on Tuesday May 4, 2021, at the age of 92. Phil died peacefully with his beloved family by his side. Phil, an only child, was born in Birmingham Alabama on June 19, 1928 to father Phil Thomas Elliott, Sr. and mother Viola Elliott. At a young age, Phil’s father moved the family to Rochester, NY where he would finish high school and then attend Amherst College in Massachusetts. Upon graduation, Phil would join Eastman Kodak. His early career would be interrupted for four years as he enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean Confl ...

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Hazel Norris Soles JUN 17, 1939 - MAY 04, 2021

Hazel Norris Soles

Hazel Norris Soles, 81, passed away Tuesday, May 4, 2021. Hazel was born in Andalusia, AL, June 17, 1939 to Daniel Destin Norris and Clara Mitchell Norris, where she was one of twelve children. She has called Savannah her home for thirty-seven years. Her greatest joys were her family, cooking and arranging flowers. Her humor and caring nature will be greatly missed by all. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James E. Soles, five sisters and two brothers. Surviving are her children, Eddie Soles and his wife Denise of Austin, TX, Terry Soles and his wif ...

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Dr. William (Bill) Stewart Watt FEB 25, 1937 - MAY 03, 2021

Dr. William (Bill) Stewart Watt

Dr. William “Bill” Stewart Watt passed away peacefully at home on May 3rd, 2021 after a battle with Parkinson’s Disease. He was 84 years old. Bill was born in Perth, Scotland on Feb 25th, 1937, the eldest of 6 children to Min and Dave Watt. He attended Perth Academy, graduating with Honors and was awarded the Science Medal in 1955.  He then enrolled in St. Andrew’s University where he graduated with Honors in Physical Chemistry on 1959 despite having spent a great deal of time on the famous “Old Course”. He graduated from Leeds University with a PhD ...

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Gwen H. Peacock - MAY 01, 2021

Gwen H. Peacock

Gwen H. Peacock, 76, long time special education teacher in Savannah and mother of Stephen J. Peacock passed away Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the Social of Savannah.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Please sign our online guestbook at ...

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Nancy Quinan Farringer JUN 22, 1964 - APR 30, 2021

Nancy Quinan Farringer

Nancy (Quinan) Farringer, 56, of Savannah, passed away suddenly April 30th, 2021 in Savannah. Nancy was born in Savannah Georgia to Bill and Judy Quinan on June 22nd, 1964.  She graduated from St. Vincent's Academy.  She married Darrell Farringer (September 16th, 1988), was a member of the Catholic faith, involved in bingo at the American Legion, and active in the Irish community. Nancy is preceded in death by her husband Darrell Farringer, parents Bill and Judy Quinan, and brothers Jimmy and Joe Quinan. Nancy is survived by her sons James, Adryan and Darrell R. Farringe ...

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Jean Alex Laraque JAN 18, 1944 - APR 29, 2021

Jean Alex Laraque

Click Here to View Livestream   JEAN ALEX LARAQUE, son of Isabelle Élizée Laraque and Colonel Alexandre Laraque, was born in Haiti.  While he was a poet at heart, he enjoyed sports, particularly boxing and soccer. Missing a World Cup  championship on TV was an absolute “No no” for him. Jean Alex had a real passion for music: he grew  up listening to French classics, but of course, as a true Haitian, he loved his “compa” music. Salsa music  was another of his favourites as well. In other words, music was food to his soul&helli ...

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Earle Sherwood MacDonald JUL 17, 1941 - APR 28, 2021

Earle Sherwood MacDonald

Savannah native and beloved retired Windsor Forest teacher Earle Sherwood MacDonald passed away today April 28, 2021, under the care of Signature Health Nursing Home and Candler Hospital. "Mr.Mac," as he was affectionately known by many years of students, was a graduate of Benedictine Military School where he was an editor of the yearbook, and Major Adjutant of the Cadet Corps his senior year, 1959.    After attending the Citadel, he entered and graduated from  Baltimore's St. Mary''s Seminary and University in 1964. He also received a Masters in European H ...

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Sally Barbee Linkenhoker JUL 09, 1924 - APR 28, 2021

Sally Barbee Linkenhoker

Wilmington Island, Georgia Mrs. Sally Barbee Linkenhoker, 96, passed away Wednesday evening, April 28, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Sally was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She treasured her family and embraced every moment with them. Whether it was playing cards until the wee hours of the night, talking on the phone, reading a romance novel, or traveling the world. Sally was always having fun and making people laugh. She especially loved her role as “Nena” and treasured each one who called her by that name. Her vivacious persona ...

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James Joseph Hill, Jr. - APR 25, 2021

James Joseph Hill, Jr.

James Joseph Hill, Jr., 97, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2021 at his residence. He was born July 23, 1923 in Rock Hill, SC to the late James Joseph Hill and Elise Mobley Hill.  He was a graduate of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and of Georgia Tech.  Mr. Hill was a former member of Robert McIntyre United Methodist Church, and a current member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church.  He was retired from Union Camp Corporation (now International Paper), where he was inducted into the first Union Camp Hall of Fame in 1990.  During his time with Union Camp, he served as C ...

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Gordon S. Varnedoe - APR 24, 2021

Gordon S. Varnedoe

Gordon Saussy Varnedoe affectionately known as "Batman" died on April 24, 2021 after a short illness.  Gordon was the son of Lilla Train Varnedoe and Samuel Lamartine Varnedoe. He was born in Savannah Georgia on May 19, 1938. He attended Charles Ellis school, Woodberry Forest school in Virginia and graduated from the University of Georgia. Gordon married Catharine McIntire Eller and had three daughters Nell McIntire Varnedoe, Catharine Eller Varnedoe and Elise Bond Varnedoe. He and Catharine moved to California where they had their family and Gordon worked as a salesman for the ...

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Nancy Ann Dimmick - APR 24, 2021

Nancy Ann Dimmick

February 26, 1953 – April 24, 2021 Nancy Ann Dimmick passed peacefully away on April 24, 2021, after a lengthy illness.  Nancy was a native Savannahian born to Bob and Betty Dimmick.  She spent her youth in Savannah, graduated from H.V. Jenkins High School, and attended Armstrong State College.  With a true talent in art and photography, she was accepted into the famed Kodak medical photography program at the Rochester Institute of Technology where she honed her craft and worked for many years.  It was there she met and married Stanley “Stan” Bissell.&n ...

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James (Jimmy) Allen Petrea MAY 10, 1946 - APR 24, 2021

James (Jimmy) Allen Petrea

James “Jimmy” Allen Petrea, 74, died on April 24 at his home in Thunderbolt with his family by his side. Jimmy was born on May 10th, 1946.  He grew up in the Avondale Estates neighborhood of Savannah with his parents and 8 siblings who lovingly referred to him as “Bo”. He attended Savannah High School and graduated in 1964, the same year that he earned the rank of Eagle Scout. In July of 1964, Jimmy enlisted in the US Navy and attended boot camp in Great Lakes, IL.  During his first year of service, Jimmy held the rank of Fireman E3 at Naval Air Stati ...

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Timothy Joseph Hunter MAR 10, 1966 - APR 24, 2021

Timothy Joseph Hunter

Timothy Joseph Hunter, age 55, went to be with his Lord and Saviour on April 24, 2021, after a long struggle with Factor V Leiden, a blood clotting disorder. Tim will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend Tanya Hunter, as well as his sons Michael Hunter and Alexander (Juanita) Hunter, his grandchildren Jenna, Elisha, and Jayel Hunter, his sister Kimberly (Victor) Hale, brother Matthew (Donna) Hunter, extended family and numerous friends. Tim was born in Massachusetts March 10, 1966. He received his degree in Criminal Justice and served 8 years in the US Army JAG Corps. Tim late ...

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William Calvert Sires DEC 31, 1936 - APR 23, 2021

William Calvert Sires

William Calvert Sires Sr., 84, died peacefully at his home on Friday April 23rd, 2021, surrounded by his loving family. William was born in Savannah to Earl Wayne Sires and Sarah Saunders Sires, where he was one of seven children.  He graduated from Savannah High School in 1955. 1956, he married the former Ann Mincey and they had five children. He began working for the Savannah and Atlanta Railroad in 1958 and went on to the Seaboard Coastline in 1972. He was promoted to Engineer at the New CSX Railroad also in 1972. In addition, he served eight years in the Naval Reserve and served ...

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Iverson H. Lord, Jr. JUN 08, 1926 - APR 23, 2021

Iverson H. Lord, Jr.

Iverson H. Lord, Jr, died of natural causes on April 23, 2021, at the age of 94.  He was born on June 8, 1926, to Iverson H. Lord and Willie Evans Christie Lord in Savannah, Georgia.  He graduated from Savannah High School in 1944, and then was immediately drafted into the United States Army, where he served in Germany until it fell to the Allied Forces in 1945.  After his service he went first to Armstrong College and then to the University of Georgia, where he graduated from the School of Journalism.  He began his career as a reporter in Tifton, Georgia, and soon became a ...

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Kathryn R. Osborne - APR 21, 2021

Kathryn R. Osborne

Kathryn Rothwell Osborne died April 21, 2021. She was born December 6, 1949, the middle of three daughters to William Wilson Osborne and Margaret Louise Rothwell Osborne, both of whom preceded her in death. She was born in Savannah, GA.  She attended Savannah Country Day School and graduated from Brenau Academy in 1967. A member of Phi Mu sorority, after attending Brenau University in Gainesville, GA she returned to her home of Savannah where she raised three children and was a member of the Savannah Junior League. As co-owner, in 1987 she helped establish the first Sylvan Learning ...

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Marcella F. Graves APR 30, 1953 - APR 20, 2021

Marcella F. Graves

Marcella F. Graves, 67, passed away on Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 after a valiant battle with cancer.   Marcella was born on April 30, 1953 in Summerville, GA to James E. Kinsey and Ruby K. Brown.  She leaves behind her life partner, Wayne McGowan of Savannah; daughter, Kimberley Edwards of Ringold; son, Christopher (Danielle) Graves, of Savannah; four sisters, Peggy (Bob) Kirk of Americus; Agnes Hellman (John Christian), Shirley Moore of Chattanooga TN, and Sue (Mike) VanPelt of Ringold; brother James R. Kinsey (Kahn} of San Jose CA; three grandchildren: Zack and Braxton Edwa ...

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Mary Alice Holcombe FEB 18, 1947 - APR 20, 2021

Mary Alice Holcombe

Mary Alice Holcombe passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.   Mrs. Holcombe was born on February 18, 1947 in Jasper, AL. From an early age she worked to help the family building supply business. At age 12, she was already driving the company’s truck to make deliveries around town. She graduated from Winfield High School in 1965 and attended the University of Alabama where she graduated early with a degree in Home Economics. While there, she met ROTC and Golf Team member David Holcombe, who would become her husband of nearly 52 yea ...

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Elizabeth (Betty) Hatch Henrikson, nee Wight JUL 23, 1925 - APR 20, 2021

Elizabeth (Betty) Hatch Henrikson, nee Wight

Elizabeth (Betty) Hatch Henrikson, nee Wight passed away on April 20th, 2021, in Savannah, Georgia. Born in New York City on July 23, 1925, Betty and her younger brother, John B. Wight, grew up in Montclair, New Jersey, raised by their loving parents, Dorothy A. Booth and Goulding K. Wight. She fondly remembered Montclair as a wonderful town, experiencing a happy and secure childhood. Among her vivid recollections were summer family visits to Martha’s Vineyard Island, Massachusetts, sailing up Long Island Sound on the old Fall River Line, transferring at New Bedford to the classic ...

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Thomas Fleetwood Hairston - APR 19, 2021

Thomas Fleetwood Hairston

A member of one of the first families of Virginia, Mr. Thomas Fleetwood Hairston was born January 22, 1930, in Martinsville, Virginia, and died on April 19, 2021 in Savannah, Georgia. He was the third son of the late Marshall Smith Hairston and Dixie McCabe Hairston. When he was nine months old, the family rejoined his father, an lnternational Manufacturer's Representative for the British American Tobacco Company, in China. Upon his father's death in 1936, the family returned to Virginia and lived at his maternal grandmother's home in Patrick County, Virginia. Raised on the family ...

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David S. Carter, Jr. NOV 11, 1947 - APR 19, 2021

David S. Carter, Jr.

David Stewart Carter, Jr, 73, died peacefully on Monday, April 19, 2021 with his family by his side.  David, the only son of the late Margaret Tarratus and David Stewart Carter, Sr. was born on Veterans Day, November 11, 1947, in Savannah. He was a graduate of Savannah High School and Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon. David served in the National Guard from 1970 until 1972.  In 1970, David married Joy Joyce of Savannah; they had two children, Cathy and Dolan.  David, Cathy, and the children moved from Savannah to Brunswick in 1977 w ...

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Arthur Harrell Roberts - APR 18, 2021

Arthur Harrell Roberts

Arthur Harrell Roberts, passed away on Sunday, April 18th, at age 89. The son of Arthur Belmont Roberts and Sula Harrell Roberts, he was born in Bainbridge, GA in 1931, and moved to Savannah at age 11. Harrell Roberts was a force to be reckoned with. His larger-than-life personality combined limitless love and fierce loyalty with a wicked sense of humor and a deep, abiding faith. His love of learning provided him with encyclopedic knowledge of a broad range of subjects, and his recall of details was legendary. Roberts enlisted in the USMC Reserves while still in high school, graduating from ...

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Mary Evelyn Tomlinson Smith MAR 15, 1930 - APR 18, 2021

Mary Evelyn Tomlinson Smith

Mary Evelyn Tomlinson Smith, 91, died Sunday April 18, 2021. She was predeceased by James R. Smith (Jimmy); her father, George Tomlinson; mother, Ressie Mae Richardson Tomlinson; siblings, Vida Pearl Sheffield, Alice M. Strong, Elizabeth (Betty) L. Johnson, and John Harris Tomlinson, Sr. Born in Lanier County, Lakeland, Georgia to Ressie and George Tomlinson. Her family moved her to Savannah at age ten where she eventually met the love of her life Jimmy. She was a strong-willed, hard working, determined, independent matriarch of the family. Always the favorite relative at family reunions ...

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Charles S. Embrey - APR 17, 2021

Charles S. Embrey

Charles Steele Embrey (Charlie), 91 years, passed away Saturday April 17, 2021 due to natural causes. He was born March 20, 1930 in Atlanta, GA and grew up in Savannah. He graduated from Savannah High and earned an Associate's degree in Business from Armstrong College following service in the U.S. Marine Corps. Charles valued his military service and enjoyed annual reunions with surviving members of D Company, 10th Infantry Battalion, USMC. The monument to D Company in Emmet Park gave him a deep sense of pride. He was district manager for W.T. Grant company for many years, after which h ...

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Janet Kelley Routhier - APR 16, 2021

Janet Kelley Routhier

Janet Kelley Routhier, 76, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021 at Hospice Savannah.  She was born December 26, 1944 in Cleveland, TN to the late Harley and Lillian Kelley.  Mrs. Routhier was a member of Skidaway Island United Methodist Church.  She was an educator for over 30 years, spending 26 of those years teaching English at Savannah Christian Preparatory School. Janet was a kind woman who loved to spend time with her family and friends, and enjoyed watching her two sons and three grandchildren play sports (especially baseball) while they were growing up.  She was an ...

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Cathy Morton Gay JAN 01, 1961 - APR 16, 2021

Cathy Morton Gay

Cathy Ann Morton Gay, 60, passed away peacefully in Florida on April 16, 2021. She was the first-born child of the late Leonard Morton and Mary Pledger Powers in Chattanooga, TN on January 1, 1961. Cathy was a graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy in Savannah GA in 1979, and later graduated with high honors from Armstrong Atlantic University with a degree in nursing. She and her husband Gerald married in Savannah and began to build their family. Cathy was a member of the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist and continued to participate in services wherever she lived. She and her fam ...

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Denise Boshier Nusom AUG 25, 1951 - APR 16, 2021

Denise Boshier Nusom

Denise Boshier Nusom passed away peacefully on April 16, 2021, in Savannah, Georgia. She opened her heart to everyone she met. She was always there for family members and friends, and enjoyed many visits and celebrations with her siblings, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Denise strived to help others whenever she could by driving friends to Church on Sundays, tutoring young adults preparing to take the GED, or volunteering at the library.     Denise was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey to her parents, Mary and Jack Boshier. She attended Holy Trinity elementary ...

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Emmet Lamar Bridges - APR 15, 2021

Emmet Lamar Bridges

Emmet Lamar Bridges, 93, passed away on Thursday, April 15, 2021 surrounded by family in his home with his breathtaking view. Mr. Bridges was born May 2, 1927 in Louisville, GA, Jefferson County. He graduated from Louisville Academy in 1944 and the Maritime Academy, St. Petersburg, FL, Armstrong College, Savannah, GA and the Ft. Sill Artillery & Guided Missile School, Ft. Sill, OK.  He spent 5 years onboard a ship in the Pacific Ocean, Tokyo Bay, Indian Ocean, Persian Gulf and also from Texas City to New York.  Mr. Bridges spent 20 years in the Georgia Army National Guard 118t ...

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SMSgt. David Anthony Lee - APR 15, 2021

SMSgt. David Anthony Lee

Click here to view the live stream and to view the memorial video. The death has occurred of SMSgt. David Anthony Lee Savannah Georgia formerly of Carnakib, Headford, Co. Galway, Ireland David Lee Savannah Georgia formerly of Carnakib, Headford, Co. Galway, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital Savannah on the April 15, 2021. David immigrated to New York in March 1993 and entered the United States Air Force on September 10, 1993 where he honorably served for 24 years earning multiple accolades for his valor and excellence. Throughout an outstanding career, ...

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D. Scott Overton JUN 09, 1931 - APR 14, 2021

D. Scott Overton

Donald Scott Overton shed this mortal coil with Marolyn, his wife of 45 years, by his side in their home on April 14 following a prolonged illness.  He was 89.  Scott, as he has been known to his friends since his time at Monmouth College, Monmouth, IL, was a member of the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity, and graduated with a degree in Business.  He then served in the U.S. Army and trained to be a pilot near the end of the Korean War, giving him a love of flight that he would have all his life.  Scott was an adventurous world traveler before he ever left the country, being ...

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Zedna Alicia (Ali) Young AUG 15, 1955 - APR 14, 2021

Zedna Alicia (Ali) Young

Captain Ali Young, 65, disembarked on her last cruise on  April 14, 2021. Ali grew up in Garden City and attended Cathedral Day School and Saint Vincent’s Academy. Ali and her mother, Zedna moved to Florida where Ali would complete her senior year of high school and graduate from Fort Lauderdale High School in Fort Lauderdale, FL. After graduation, Ali began working in the food and beverage industry, where she worked her way up to management. She opened and managed several restaurants throughout the southeast United States. After a visit with friends in Savannah, Ali decided h ...

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Laurel Shiflett Cavner OCT 18, 1968 - APR 13, 2021

Laurel Shiflett Cavner

Laurel Shiflett Cavner of Wilmington Island, Georgia passed away April 13, 2021 after a courageous three year battle with pancreatic cancer. Laurel was born in Macon, Georgia October 18, 1968. She graduated from Mt. de Sales Academy, received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia, and her Masters degree from Georgia College and State University. Laurel was a devoted teacher for 20 years, teaching at Southwest High School in Macon, then at several schools in Savannah until her retirement in 2019 from Myers Middle School. Laurel was predeceased by her husband, Michael Pau ...

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Paul Charles Grassey JUL 27, 1923 - APR 11, 2021

Paul Charles Grassey

Paul Charles Grassey, a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army Air Force, died peacefully in his sleep on April 11th at the age of 97 after a brief illness. Affectionately known to family and friends as “Big Paul”, Grassey enjoyed a long and rewarding life, including his final 32 years in Savannah, Georgia where he enjoyed retirement with his beloved wife Nancy, their friends, their passion for the game of golf, and a mutual devotion to The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, where Paul served for decades as a Board trustee and volunteer docent, spinning stories and cond ...

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Edward Ernest Hale JUL 18, 1926 - APR 11, 2021

Edward Ernest Hale

Edward Ernest Hale, faithful follower of Jesus Christ and devoted servant of the church, 94 years old, died Sunday, April 11, 2021 after a long illness.  Ed was born on July 18, 1926 in Kossuth, Mississippi, the son of Marvin and Lida Mae Hale.  Following his graduation from Clinton Mississippi High School, he enlisted as an aviation cadet in the U.S. Army Air Corp during World War II to be trained as pilot navigator or bombardier.  The war ended and he completed one year of college at Mississippi State (compliments of the Veterans Administration), then moved to Atlanta, Georgia ...

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Carolyn Saunders Merritt APR 19, 1960 - APR 11, 2021

Carolyn Saunders Merritt

Carolyn Saunders Merritt passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. She was a nurse manager for St. Joseph's/Candler and a team leader for Hospice. She is preceded in death by her mother, Elsie H. Donaldson and sister, Ione H. DeVries. She is survived by her loving companion and step-father to her children of 24 years, Perry Daugherty; her daughter, Sarah Megan Petrea Pappas (Mark); her son, John Mitchell Merritt II; sisters, Holly Hale of Savannah, GA; Melissa Boye (Chris) of Cape Coral, FL, two nieces and a nephew; brother, Franklin Forbes (Barbara) of Statesb ...

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Bernice W. Falligant MAR 27, 1941 - APR 09, 2021

Bernice W. Falligant

Bernice W. Falligant was called to her heavenly home on April 9, 2021 while at St. Joseph’s Hospital following an extended illness.  She was surrounded by her loving and devoted family. She was born in Saltville, Virginia on March 27, 1941 to her parents, Robert Lee Woodward and Juanita Talbert Woodward, who predeceased her. Before moving to Savannah, she grew up in Saltville where she attended public schools where she excelled in academics and was vice-president of the Beta Club for three years.  She graduated from R.B. Worthy High School in 1960.  Bernice was a ...

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Kathleen Hughes Orr - APR 08, 2021

Kathleen Hughes Orr

Click here to view a live stream of the service. Our beloved mother, Kathleen Hughes Orr left her earthly home April 8, 2021 at 82, surrounded by her family. She was lovingly known as Katie Love by her many friends. Katie was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland to Frank and Matilda Hughes and was one of 6 girls. Mom grew up in Belfast where she met her husband Sydney Orr and they immigrated to the United States to begin a new life together. Through Syd’s work as an aircraft engineer, they travelled the US living in more than 15 states. In 1975, they finally settled in Savannah, Ge ...

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Nell Long MAY 10, 1930 - APR 08, 2021

Nell Long

Nell Long, a loving Christian woman, full of selfless devotion to her faith, family and friends, passed away on Thursday, April 8th, 2021. She was 90 years old. Nell is predeceased by her daughter, Tammy Coleman of Savannah. She leaves behind her husband of 60 years, Charles (Pete) Long of Flanders, NJ; daughter Renee Kitani of VA; granddaughter, Cristin Badal (Brad) of Mendham, NJ; grandson, Shannon Long of Savannah; granddaughter, Brittney Coleman of Savannah;  adopted granddaughter, Farrah Glisson of Hoboken, NJ; and three great grandchildren. ...

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Bernard Thomas Blanton, Jr. (Tommy) DEC 06, 1934 - APR 07, 2021

Bernard Thomas Blanton, Jr. (Tommy)

Bernard Thomas Blanton Jr. (Tommy), 86, of Savannah passed away April 7, 2021. Tommy was born to parents, Katherine Von Waldner Blanton and Bernard Thomas Blanton Sr. on December 6, 1934 in Savannah. He attended Benedictine Military School and was a member of the Air National Guard for seven years. In partnership with his Father, he built Blanton Boat works, handcrafting Kitty Craft boats from 1954-1962. Tommy was a devout Catholic having been a parishioner of St. James Catholic Church until his passing. He was a master woodworker and loved utilizing those skills throughout his life. H ...

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Thomas John King JUN 01, 1948 - APR 07, 2021

Thomas John King

Thomas John King, 72, died on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 after a long battle with Alzheimer's Disease. He was preceded in death by his parents, John W. King and Marjorie J. King. Tom served in the United States Air Force. After a varied working career, he retired after 10 years of service from Georgia Correctional Healthcare at Rogers State Prison, where he served as Health Services Administrator. He was a communicant of St. Anne Catholic Church in Richmond Hill. Tom is survived by his wife, Deborah Milligan King.  In addition to his wife, Debbie, Tom leaves behind his blende ...

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Michael Angelo Finocchiaro, Jr. AUG 27, 1959 - APR 06, 2021

Michael Angelo Finocchiaro, Jr.

Michael A. Finocchiaro, Jr., 61, passed away sadly and suddenly on April 6, 2021, after giving his friends their weekly racquetball lesson at the YMCA.  Mike Was born and raised in Savannah. He attended St. James Catholic Church and parochial school, and graduated from Benedictine Military Academy in 1977. His early employment included Yates Astro and Thompson's Sporting Goods, and for the past twenty years was Facilities Manager for Forum Management as the building superintendent for the DFACS building at 761 Wheaton Street. Mike was a true Savannahian thr ...

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Edith Mary McGowen - APR 05, 2021

Edith Mary McGowen

Mary McGowen, age 99, passed away on April 5, 2021 in Savannah, Georgia surrounded by her family. Mary was born, Edith Mary Morris, on April 5, 1922 in Rugby, Warwickshire, England to William Claude Morris and Annie Elizabeth Freeman. She lived with her four sisters and family in Bedford, England. After completing basic schooling, she began working at the age of 14 to help support her family. During World War II, she met Corporal William (Bill) McGowen, a member of the US Army Air Corps. They were married in 1944. On April 29, 1946, she arrived in the US with their son Arthur on the SS Cristob ...

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David Tartt - APR 05, 2021

David Tartt

David Earnest Tartt, 81, passed away Monday, April 5, 2021 at Hospice Savannah. He was born April 6, 1939 in Mississippi, and was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Norton Tartt.  David retired from the United States Army after more than 30 years of service.  He also retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after 20 years of service.  He was also preceded in death by a son, Paul Walton, and daughter, Linda Combs.  He is survived by four daughters, Dorothy Lloyd, Marsha Pitaccio (Bernard), Monica Brown, and Leslie Chandler, one son, Mattew Walton, four brothers, ...

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Harry Kotellos, LT. COL., USAF (RET) - APR 05, 2021

Harry Kotellos, LT. COL., USAF (RET)

Harry Kotellos, 88, passed away on April 5 from congestive heart failure. Harry was born in Martins Ferry, Ohio, to Zacharias and Katina Kotellos. He grew up the middle child, alongside his brothers John, Mike, and Tony. After High School, he met Jean Doyle, who was attending nursing school. They dated through college and married after graduation.  They were married for 62 years, until Jean passed away in 2019. Harry graduated from West Point in 1956 and joined the Air Force. He and Jean moved to Arizona so that Harry could begin flight training. Harry became a pilot in the USAF and lo ...

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Lawrence Joseph Hickey NOV 08, 1922 - APR 05, 2021

Lawrence Joseph Hickey

Lawrence Joseph Hickey, 98, beloved husband of the late Lorna May Hickey, died peacefully on April 5, 2021, at home.  Larry was born in Brooklyn, New York on November 8, 1922, the sixth of nine children of Hannah and Lawrence Hickey.   In his teens, Larry was a bat boy for the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets Field.  He frequently told amusing stories of his interactions with the great baseball players of that time, including Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. Larry enlisted in the Navy when he was 17 and served aboard various aircraft carriers during World War II, and was a flight ...

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James Ross Wooten - APR 03, 2021

James Ross Wooten

James Ross Wooten, 87, passsed away Saturday, April 3, 2021 at his residence on Talahi Island.  A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. in Bonaventure Cemetery.    ...

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John Marshall Jones, Jr. MAY 12, 1936 - APR 03, 2021

John Marshall Jones, Jr.

John Marshall Jones, Jr. died peacefully at age 84 on the evening of April 3, 2021.  Jack was born in Savannah at the Mary Telfair Hospital on May 12, 1936.  He was a son of the late John Marshall Jones and Lyla Brown Jones. He attended local schools and was a graduate of Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill with a degree in Economics.  While there, he was president of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, a member of the Honor Council, and the Order of Gimghoul. He was a partner in Jones, Hill and Mercer Insurance Compa ...

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Wallace Lee Montford JUL 13, 1937 - APR 03, 2021

Wallace Lee Montford

Wallace Lee Montford, 83, died Saturday April 3, 2021 at Memorial University Medical Center. He was born in Wheeler County, Georgia and moved to Savannah when he was 18 years old. After marrying Barbara Ann Dowdy, he and his father went into the drywall and insulation business, and Montford Drywall was born. Wallace nurtured his drywall business until his retirement in 2008. He also owned the Captains Lounge for more than 43 years where he was loved by his patrons and staff, that were like family to him. Wallace was preceded in death by his wife, Ann and grandson, Eric Lane Mon ...

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Thomas Edward Clark - APR 03, 2021

Thomas Edward Clark

Mr. Thomas Edward Clark passed away after a long illness on Saturday, April 3, 2021.  He was 91 years of age. A native Savannahian, Mr. Clark was born to John Raleigh Clark and Nellie Womack Clark.  He was a graduate of Savannah High School and attended Armstrong College.  Mr. Clark served honorably in the United States Navy and retired from the United States Navy Reserve at the rank of Chief Petty Officer. Mr. Clark was a member of Calvary Baptist Temple.  He was also a retired employee of Georgia Ports Authority, and he participated in a number of service and frater ...

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John Henry Ohsiek, III "Jay" - APR 02, 2021

John Henry Ohsiek, III

John Henry “Jay” Ohsiek, III, 63, passed away Friday, April 2, 2021 at Candler Hospital.  Jay was born January 10, 1958 in Fort Oglethorpe, GA.  He was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Ascension. Jay attended Newberry College where he was a member of the Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Music Fraternity, and graduated in 1980.  Jay was employed by Stage Front as their Lead Audio Engineer where he worked throughout the southeastern United States.  Jay was often seen in his 1938 kayak, which his grandfather built, throughout the Savannah wate ...

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Verne Louis Hartson - APR 01, 2021

Verne Louis Hartson

Verne Louis Hartson, 90, of Skidaway Island, and husband of Lynnetta Pierce Hartson, passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021 at Memorial University Medical Center.  A Memorial Service will be announced at a later date.   ...

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John David Findlay - MAR 31, 2021

John David Findlay

John David Findlay, 64, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at Effingham County Hospital.  He was born January 12, 1957 in Hollywood, California.  He was the son of William L. and Marjorie McCubbin Findlay.  David was a member of Compassion Christian Church, Henderson and Effingham Campuses.  At Compassion he greatly enjoyed his work on “The Journey” for multiple years, he worked production at the Henderson campus on cameras, and enjoyed working on projects for the pastors (the giant easel used on stage), and he loved serving at Men’s Breakfast. He ...

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Esther Duncan Korff - MAR 31, 2021

Esther Duncan Korff

Esther Korff, 89, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Savannah, Georgia. She was born April 2, 1931 in Hillsdale, Michigan, daughter of George and Bertha Cowan Duncan.  Mrs. Korff graduated from Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri and Hillsdale College in Hillsdale Michigan where she was an active member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority. An avid Chicago Cubs fan, as a young girl she attended two games of the 1945 World Series with her father, the Cubs against the Detroit Tigers.  Unfortunately, the Tigers won.  She followed the Cubs throughout her lifetime and convert ...

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Richard A. McDonough - MAR 31, 2021

Richard A. McDonough

Richard Aloysius McDonough III, passed away Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in Savannah, GA. Born Sept 22nd, 1942 in Newark, NJ to Richard Aloysius McDonough II and Ruth Marie Everett.  He enjoyed an incredible closeness with seven siblings: Joan Benjamin (Jim) of Columbia, Maryland: Diane McDonough of Summit, NJ; Bill McDonough (Anne) of Fort Mill, SC; David McDonough (Barbara) of Washington, DC; Colleen McDonough (Helen) of New York, NY; Nancy Hall (Tim) of Mesa, AZ; Cathy McDonough (Deb) of Conway, MA.  He graduated from Seton Hall Preparatory School in 1960, and was named Most Ou ...

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Linda A. Broderick - MAR 30, 2021

Linda A. Broderick

Linda A. Broderick, 67, of Savannah, GA died peacefully at home on March 30, 2021, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Linda was born in Twinsburg, Ohio on October 12, 1953 to Lois Little and Glenn Ryan. She attended Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio majoring in Education. After graduation, she taught special education in Monroeville and Cleveland, Ohio. While attending Hiram she met the love of her life, Tom, and they were married on November 26, 1977.   In 1984, they settled in Savannah, Georgia and found a home in a community of faith with friends that turned into f ...

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Myra Turner Buskirk NOV 24, 1945 - MAR 29, 2021

Myra Turner Buskirk

Myra Turner Buskirk, 75, died Monday, March 29, 2021 at Candler Hospital. Myra worked for SunTrust Bank for many years reaching the position of Branch Manager. She retired from SunTrust to pursue a new career, a career in the medical field. She attended Armstrong College graduating with a BS in Nursing and began her new career at Candler Hospital in 1985. In 1991 she was recruited to oversee a new high dose chemotherapy clinic called Response Oncology/Impact Center. The next 10 years were the most challenging, yet the most rewarding of her career. She was finally the BOSS. A ...

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Matthew John Rosenbaum OCT 22, 1937 - MAR 29, 2021

Matthew John Rosenbaum

Matthew John Rosenbaum, known to his friends as “Joe” and his family as “Poppy-O”, entered Heaven to join his beloved wife and son on March 29, 2021. He was 83 years old. He was born October 22, 1937, in Baltimore, Maryland, and graduated from Baldensburg High School in 1956. He joined the U.S. Air Force later that year and served his country for four years. During his enlistment, he met and married his wife, Dianne, and after his tour they lived in Prince George’s County, Maryland. In 1967, they returned to Georgia after the birth of their second child and set ...

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Katherine Rizza - MAR 27, 2021

Katherine Rizza

Katherine Redmond Rizza Katherine Redmond "Kitty" Rizza, 90, retired homemaker, died Saturday, March 27, 2021 in Halstead, Kansas. She was born on November 18, 1930 in Savannah, Georgia, the daughter of Clyde Evans Redmond and Katherine Mizell Smith. Mrs. Rizza was a graduate of Savannah High School and attended Armstrong College. She married her college sweetheart, Robert G. Rizza, MD on January 29, 1956 at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Savannah. After completing his residency in the US Navy, they were stationed in Virginia, California and Japan before moving once ag ...

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Wynnogene Shaw Day - MAR 26, 2021

Wynnogene Shaw Day

Wynnogene Shaw Day, 93, passed away on Friday, March 26, 2021 at her residence.  She was born in Cherry Lane Township, North Carolina, daughter of the late Martin H. and Recie McKnight Shaw.  Mrs. Day was a graduate of Strayer University Business School and retired as a Library Manager from the US Corps of Engineers. In 1978, she and her husband Ray moved to Savannah.  She attended Compassion Christian Church and for many years, was active in her family’s genealogy.  Above all, Mrs. Day adored her family.  She enjoyed preparing meals, opening her hom ...

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Delorise (Lois) Gail Accord Zipperer MAY 21, 1941 - MAR 25, 2021

Delorise (Lois) Gail Accord Zipperer

Lois was born in Omar, West Virginia, on May 21, 1941, and passed away unexpectedly on March 25th after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her husband Edward, daughter Melissa, and dear friend Christie Palmer.  Lois, a Savannah resident for much of her life, was renowned for her creative flair at home and admired for her sense of fashion. With a history of working in retail, she dressed and styled many. Known affectionately as 'Big Red,' she loved babies, weddings, and a good party of friends and family. All such gatherings had a vision and a plan from start ...

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Byron F. Brown "Pops" - MAR 25, 2021

Byron F. Brown

Byron Franklin Brown, A.K.A Pops, age 80, entered into eternal rest surrounded by his family and loved ones on Thursday, March 25th, 2021. Byron was born on June 3rd, 1940 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to the late Mr. and Mrs. Curley Henry Brown. Survived by his wife of 60 years, Nita Brown and their three children Kevin Brown (Julie), Kim Bennett (Mike) and Kirk Brown (Carla). Bryon and Nita also had nine grandchildren that were and are their pride and joy, Ashli Godwin (Jason), Gregory Brown, Justin Bennett (Skyler), Zachary Brown (Jordyn), Christopher Brown, Cameron Brown, Allison Brown, Katherin ...

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Tammy J. Herrell JAN 10, 1965 - MAR 25, 2021

Tammy J. Herrell

Tammy J. Herrell, loving mother of two children, passed away on March 25, 2021, at the age of 56. Tammy was born on January 10, 1965, in Nashville, Tennessee to James and Betty Herrell. She grew up in Nashville, Tennessee where she was educated in Nashville Public schools.  Tammy worked at Fort Pulaski National Monument, where she retired with 25+ years of federal service. She started as an Administrative Assistant and worked her way up to an Administrative Officer. She was loved and adored by staff, interns and volunteers.  Tammy had a passion for her kids. She was there nu ...

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Jeffrey Brian Josey - MAR 25, 2021

Jeffrey Brian Josey

Jeffrey Brian Josey, 53, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 25, 2021, on Hilton Head Island, SC. Jeffery was born in Savannah, GA, the youngest son Windom (Skip) Josey, and Barbara Jeanette Howell Carter.  He leaves behind his son, Brandon M. Josey of Stafford, VA. He is survived by his brothers, Keith, Anthony (Tony), and Mark, and nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Jeffrey was an extraordinarily master carpenter.  He was an artist in his field and his work was second to none.  Jeffrey was an outgoing, happy man who loved to cook.  His smile, which he ...

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Dr. Raghavan M.G. Nair JUL 14, 1923 - MAR 23, 2021

Dr. Raghavan M.G. Nair

Dr. Raghavan M. G. Nair July 14, 1923 - March 23, 2021 "I am dedicated to the cause of imparting scientific knowledge to my students whoever they are, in an atmosphere of brotherhood and friendliness" Dr. Nair is survived by his wife Vasu Nair, his younger brother Shivaram Nair, his 2 sons, a daughter, 3 granddaughters, 3 grandsons and their families, and many nieces and nephews. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2021 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.     ...

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Elizabeth Dawkins Lind - MAR 23, 2021

Elizabeth Dawkins Lind

Elizabeth Dawkins Lind, 72, of Sunbury, GA joined the angels in heaven on March 23, 2021 at Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Lind transitioned peacefully under the care of Hospice and in the loving arms of her devoted husband, John H. Lind with her daughter Honor Allison Lind by her side. Mrs. Lind passed away from liver cancer and a long battle with rheumatoid arthritis. The family had just learned of Mrs. Lind’s cancer two weeks ago and is deeply shocked and saddened at the loss of their beloved wife, mother, sister, friend and beautiful soul. Mrs. Lind was known for her intellect, humor, be ...

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Georgia Marshall Dickerson - MAR 21, 2021

Georgia Marshall Dickerson

Georgia Marshall Dickerson passed away peacefully March 21, 2021 having celebrated her 99th birthday on December 27th.  She married Henry N. Dickerson on November 17, 1945, and lived in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky before relocating to Savannah in 1960.  She attended Armstrong State College and Georgia Southern University.  Georgia was preceded in death by her husband, Henry N. Dickerson, son, Donald N. Dickerson, brother, Gene Marshall, sister, Lucille Babbitt, and dear friend, Martha Hayes. Georgia was a retired educator from the Savannah Chatham County Public Scho ...

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Sarah (Wincy) Horton Harden FEB 17, 1941 - MAR 21, 2021

Sarah (Wincy) Horton Harden

Sarah “Wincy” Horton Harden passed away on March 21, 2021 peacefully at home under Hospice care, at the age of 80.  Wincy was born to General (Ret) John Battle Horton and Dorothy Elizabeth Horton on February 17, 1941 at Fort Bliss Army Base in El Paso, Texas. As a child of a military officer, she spent some years attending boarding school in Switzerland and completed high school at Manatee High School in Bradenton, Florida. Wincy met her husband, Colonel (Ret) James “Jim” E. Harden at Florida State University.  They married in 1963 and were blessed with ...

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Dr. Betty C. Klein, PhD - MAR 20, 2021

Dr. Betty C. Klein, PhD

Dr. Betty C. Klein, PhD, 93, died peacefully, Saturday, March 20, 2021 at home.  Born and raised in Marysville, Ohio, she graduated from Ohio State and earned her PhD from the UGA.  She was a mother, teacher, principal, professor, pilot, half owner of a travel agency, President of the GA AARP, a witty friend, crossword puzzle addict, and a true inspiration to all who had the opportunity to know and love her. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson B. Klein, Jr., and son, Thomas E. Klein.  Leaving behind is her son, William R. Klein, and daughter, Sue K. Rains, fou ...

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Linda Lombard Hollenbach FEB 07, 1949 - MAR 20, 2021

Linda Lombard Hollenbach

Linda Lombard Hollenbach, 72, passed away Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Memorial University Medical Center with family by her side. She was born to parents Wanda Bickhart Lombard and Leroy Lombard.  She graduated from Selinsgrove, PA. She is survived by her daughter, Kristine Hollenbach and son, Brad Hollenbach; her grandchildren, Brandon Hall and Gavin Lowery; her great grandchildren, Mylen Hall and Niyanah Wilder; her sisters, Donna Cesari, Ginger Borich and her brother, Robert Bickhart.  She was such a kind person.  She would give her last dollar to help someone.  ...

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Sandra Wolf OCT 30, 1929 - MAR 19, 2021

Sandra Wolf

We mourn the passing of Sandra Wolf (nee Abrams).  Sandra was a loving and generous mother to Karen Greider and Kenneth Wolf, a beloved sister to Joyce Raffel, and a wonderful grandmother to Julia Greider. She adored her son-in-law, Peter Greider, and Ken’s partner, Lauren Reddington. Also precious to her were her cousins, niece, and nephews. Sandra worked for many years in New Jersey as a teacher and a learning disabilities specialist. In retirement in Savannah, GA, Sandra enjoyed her treasured friendships, physical activities, social involvements, and years of world travel. She ...

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Arthur Tai Chan Senior MAY 20, 1944 - MAR 19, 2021

Arthur Tai Chan Senior

ARTHUR TAI CHAN SENIOR (TAI), 76, of Savannah, GA, born May 20, 1944 entered into eternal rest on March 19, 2021, at Memorial Hospital after a swift illness. Tai was a renowned musician for productions such as Disney on Ice, Barnum and Bailey Circus and other well-known productions. He also played drums for a time at churches that he and his family attended like The Sanctuary. He had a passion for music and sought comfort in listening to all varieties, especially jazz and circus music. He enjoyed fishing, all things Christ, and was a jack of all trades. Tai had many different jobs but hi ...

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Dr. Jon A. Sanborn - MAR 19, 2021

Dr. Jon A. Sanborn

Dr. Jon A. Sanborn, 78, of Savannah, Georgia passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 19th, 2021. Born in Palmetto, Florida to Lowell “Toby” and Lena (DiGrano) Sanborn, he was the middle son of three children. He grew up in Sunderland, Massachusetts and raised his own family in nearby Florence, Massachusetts before “retiring” to Savannah in 2007. With boundless compassion and empathy, he was a loving son, brother, husband, father, uncle, and a loyal friend to many. He is survived by his beloved wife JoAnn of over 52 years and their two children, Charity Bennett and ...

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Donald Custis, M.D. JUL 23, 1917 - MAR 18, 2021

Donald Custis, M.D.

Donald Custis, M.D. died peacefully on March 18, 2021 at the Hospice of Savannah.  Born in Goshen, Ind., in 1917, he graduated from Wabash College and Northwestern University Medical School. He joined the Navy in 1942.  He completed his internship at Presbyterian Hospital in Chicago.  His wartime service was as medical officer on a Navy attack transport, USS Clinton, that participated in the final campaign of the war - the taking of Okinawa. During a 10-year break from the Navy from 1946 to 1956, Dr. Custis was a surgical resident at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, a surg ...

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Charles (Gabby) Heffernan JAN 01, 1943 - MAR 17, 2021

Charles (Gabby) Heffernan

Charles "Gabby" Heffernan of Savannah Ga. died unexpectedly on March 17th 2021. Born 01/01/1943 "Gabby" was a previous resident of Manlius, NY where he was Post Commander of the American Legion #141 from 1988 - 1993. He also worked as a mechanic at the Syracuse University Physical Plant for a number of years before moving down to Georgia. He was a lifelong Elks member and very active in the organization.  Charles was [redeceased by his parents, Frank and Lena Heffernan; brothers, John, William, and Malcolm Heffernan; sisters, Joan Hand, Blanche Waite, and Elinor ...

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Robert (Robbie) Lachapelle - MAR 17, 2021

Robert (Robbie) Lachapelle

Robert Timothy (Robbie) Lachapelle, 55 passed away Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at Candler Hospital.  Robbie was born September 17, 1965 in Savannah, Georgia to the late Leo Lachapelle, Jr., and Elizabeth Owen Lachapelle. He was a beloved son, brother, uncle, and friend.  Surviving are two sisters, Debbie Crawford (Walter), Betty Mercier (Lonnie), two brothers, Leo Lachapelle (Gail), and Michael Lachapelle.  His nieces and nephews, Jennifer Hodges (David), Dorothy Akins (Ryan), Aja Lachapelle, Joseph Lachapelle, Michelle Warren (Wesley), Andrew Quirion, many great-niec ...

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Brett Doty Herrin - MAR 17, 2021

Brett Doty Herrin

The family of Brett Doty Herrin is saddened to announce his passing on March 17, 2021.  Brett was a devoted father, son, brother, and friend.   He was the son of Diane Mullis Herrin and the late Will Doty “Billy” Herrin.  He was born in Savannah on June 2, 1967, and spent most of his years there until he moved to the Herrin farm in Newington, Georgia.  He was a graduate of Savannah Country Day School and Georgia Southern University with a degree in business administration.  He worked with his father for many years at Savannah Concrete and then Coast ...

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Joseph (Joe) Hudak - MAR 16, 2021

Joseph (Joe) Hudak

Joseph “Joe” Daniel Hudak, Jr., 79 passed away Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Candler Hospital.  Joe was born January 7, 1942 in Lakewood, Ohio to the late Joseph Daniel Hudak, Sr. and Dorothy Stewart Hudak.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, and was a two Purple Heart recipient.  He retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers after 35 years of service.  He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.  Joe was of the Catholic faith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, James Hudak.  Surviving are ...

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Virgie Parker Kiser Bagwell - MAR 15, 2021

Virgie Parker Kiser Bagwell

Virgie Parker Kiser Bagwell, 81, passed away on Monday, March 15, 2021 at Memorial University Medical Center.  She was born in Gainesville, GA, daughter of the late Joe W. and Sarah Loretta Christopher Parker.  For many years, Mrs. Bagwell resided in Toccoa, GA where she was employed at Patterson Pump.  She later moved to Savannah and retired as an Engineering Assistant from Great Dane Trailers.  She loved to travel, was an accomplished artist and above all was and adoring wife, mother and grandmother. Surviving is her husband of 23 years, Don Bagwell of Savannah; thr ...

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Linda Snipes Ogletree APR 27, 1943 - MAR 15, 2021

Linda Snipes Ogletree

Linda Snipes Ogletree, 77, died Monday March 15, 2021 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Ogletree was born April 27, 1943 in Savannah. She and her husband successfully started and maintained a thriving storage business in the local community. She attended Grace United Methodist Church. She was a loving and nurturing wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed being outside working in her garden, being on the beach and baking and hosting family events. She really enjoyed her grandchildren and traveling and camping with her husband. She is survived by her husband of 59 yea ...

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Deloise Spriggs Gaines MAR 15, 1929 - MAR 15, 2021

Deloise Spriggs Gaines

Ms. Deloise Spriggs Gaines, age 92, died March 15, 2021 (her birthday).  She was a native of Cleveland, Tennessee, lived in northern Illinois for most of her life, and had lived in Savannah for a number of years.  She was a retired Civil Service claims adjustor for the United States Army. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Gaines, Jr., and is survived by her daughter, Brenda Gaines; and others. A private family service was held.  ...

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Robert L. (Bob) Jones FEB 16, 1941 - MAR 15, 2021

Robert L. (Bob) Jones

Robert L. Jones (Bob) passed away peacefully after a short illness on Monday, March 15, 2021 at his home. Mr. Jones was born in Savannah on February 16, 1941 to the late William C. and Eula S. Jones. He lived in Savannah his entire life. For many years Robert was an Insurance Agent and took much pride in helping his clients with their needs.  Robert always went above and beyond to assist others. In addition to his parents, Robert was preceded in death by his wife Iris P. Jones, the love of his life, a brother Danny Jones and sister Joan Stanford. Robert leaves behind his sons, Rober ...

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David Quinn Smith NOV 05, 1952 - MAR 14, 2021

David Quinn Smith

Mr. David Quinn Smith died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, on Sunday March 14, 2021 at 5:40pm at the age of 68.  His life was filled with love and laughter.  He enjoyed four generations of his family. He was a lover of life and he lived it to the fullest. He was born November 5, 1952 to Hilda and Ralph Smith, Sr. in Augusta, Georgia and lived there with his 4 siblings, Ralph (wife Carolyn), Dianne (husband Wren, deceased), Mike (wife Dell), and Jeff (wife Kay), until 1966 when they moved to Savannah, Georgia.  After graduating from Windsor Forest High Schoo ...

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Thomas Lee Curless OCT 31, 1934 - MAR 13, 2021

Thomas Lee Curless

Thomas Lee Curless of Skidaway Island, Savannah, GA, died peacefully on Saturday, March 13th, 2021, at the age of 86. He passed away under the loving care of The Oaks team at The Marshes of Skidaway, where he heroically battled cancer.   Born in Bronxville, New York on October 31st, 1934, Tom was the son of Donald Lee Curless and Gretchen Drever Curless. He spent his childhood in Bronxville, and was a proud member of the Boy Scouts, achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. He attended Roosevelt High School and Dartmouth College as an ROTC student, where he earned an MBA from The Tu ...

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Edward Wesley Kilbourne APR 05, 1973 - MAR 12, 2021

Edward Wesley Kilbourne

Edward Wesley Kilbourne, 47, passed away Friday, March 12, at his home on Wilmington Island.  Edward was born on April 5, 1973, at St. Joseph’s Hospital and spent his early childhood in Savannah before moving to North Georgia, where he attended Young Harris College. He spent summers and holidays in Savannah, often enjoying the coast’s barrier islands and beaches. Edward returned to Savannah in 2011, where he was an International Longshoreman’s Association Union Local 1475 clerk and checker. He loved his children and family, music, (especially Built to Spill), readi ...

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Robert Eric Pollack JAN 23, 1958 - MAR 11, 2021

Robert Eric Pollack

Robert Eric Pollack, 63, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021 at Candler Hospital.  He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Cynthia S. Pollack.  A private burial will be held at a later date.   ...

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Arthur E. Leen, Jr. AUG 07, 1926 - MAR 11, 2021

Arthur E. Leen, Jr.

Arthur E. Leen, Jr. died on March 11, 2021 after a short illness. Arthur was born on August 7, 1926, to Arthur E. Leen and Mary Blanche Burns Leen in Dayton, Ohio. Arthur held Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Theology, both of which he obtained from the Pontificio Collegio Urbano de Propaganda Fide in Rome, Italy. He also held a Master’s degree in Sacred Scripture from Pontificio Istituto Biblico, also in Rome. He was an amazing linguist with mastery of English, Italian, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, and German. His language skills facilitated his many travels throughout Europe, Rus ...

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Eithne Scott - MAR 11, 2021

Eithne Scott

    Eithne Scott was born in Dublin, Ireland, the youngest of eleven children to parents John and Susan Dorney.  After completing her education at St. Louis High School, she graduated from the Brendan Smith Academy of Acting and helped found The Genesian Arts Society, and amateur drama group, playing locally in Dublin before she immigrated to America. After living in San Francisco for a short time, she settled in Riverside, California where she married Norman Katz a returning Korean War veteran.  She was a member of several cultural groups, and was active in the PT ...

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Elva Hulme - MAR 10, 2021

Elva Hulme

Elva Hulme passed March 10th, 2021 peacefully in her sleep at the golden age of 91. Having survived many illnesses throughout her lifetime, she battled kidney cancer, Covid, and many years with Dementia/Alzheimer’s. She is survived by her daughter, Margie Flanders and her grandchildren, Alex Flanders, Adam (Rachel) LeFranc and Ricki LeFranc. Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 12, 2021 at the Greenwich Section of Bonaventure Cemetery.     ...

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Dorothy Brown Morrison SEP 13, 1933 - MAR 10, 2021

Dorothy Brown Morrison

Dorothy Brown Morrison, 87, passed away March 10, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born September 13, 1933 in Twin City, Georgia, daughter of the late James Roscoe Brown and Marguerite Hall Brown. After growing up in Twin City, where she attended Emanuel County Institute, she attended Georgia Teachers College where she earned a degree in Home Economics. She taught for a number of years in Sardis, Georgia, as well as Bradwell Institute in Hinesville, Georgia. She was a long-time member of Windsor Forest Baptist Church, Windsor Forest Garden Club, and the Daughters of the Am ...

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Lloyd David Jordan - MAR 10, 2021

Lloyd David Jordan

Lloyd David Jordan, 77, passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Candler Hospital.  He was born December 12, 1943 in Savannah to the late Clifford Rudolph Jordan and Mae Hendry Jordan.  He grew up at Bethesda Home for Boys, and was a United States Marine Corps Veteran.  Mr. Jordan retired after 50 years of service from Union Camp Corporation and was a member of Coastal Community Christian Church in Richmond Hill.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by ten siblings. His is survived by his wife, Marie McCullough Jordan of Savannah, son, Max Shuman (Char ...

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W.S. "Billy" Jones, Sr. AUG 07, 1920 - MAR 10, 2021


W. S. “Billy” Jones, Sr. died Wednesday, March 10, 2021. He was born August 7, 1920 in Savannah, Georgia to the late Edward Pacetti and Maureen Sullivan Jones. Billy attended six years of Chatham County public schools and two years at Marist Brothers School, graduating form Benedictine Military School in 1939. Billy was one of six cadets of Benedictine to attend Senior ROTC Summer Camp at Fort McClelland Alabama in 1939. He was eligible for commission as Second Lieutenant Infantry upon his twenty-first birthday. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant US Army reserves on Novemb ...

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Mildred Laverne Carr Hill AUG 01, 1945 - MAR 09, 2021

Mildred Laverne Carr Hill

Mildred Laverne Carr Hill, 75, died Tuesday, March 9, 2021. She was born in Eastman, GA to John Albert and Dorothy Dykes Carr. She was a Fraud Analysis/consultant for Mobil Credit Corporation and was owner of the Art Gallery by the Sea on Tybee Island. She was a member of Faubion United Methodist Church in Gladstone, MO and the Tybee Art Association. Her hobbies included stained glass, traveling, and spoiling her grandchildren and family and walking on the beach. Surviving are her husband, John Hill of Savannah; children, Kimberly Andrus (Brian) of Kansas City, MO, John Hill, Jr. of N ...

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John David Wolf, Jr. AUG 21, 1969 - MAR 09, 2021

John David Wolf, Jr.

It is with heavy hearts that the family of John David Wolf Jr.,51, announce his death on March 9, 2021 at his home in Wilmington Island, Savannah, Georgia. He was born on August 21, 1969 in Sao Paulo, Brazil and grew up in Akron, Ohio where he attended Akron Public Schools, the College of Wooster and graduated from The University of Akron. He moved to Atlanta in 1993, where he began a long, successful career in software and technology. His career soon took him to Savannah in 1997, where he worked for Integrated Data Systems and later Ligos Corporation. Dave met Meghan Fanning in 1999 a ...

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Joseph Shumpert - MAR 08, 2021

Joseph Shumpert

On the afternoon of March 8, 2021, Joseph A. Shumpert passed away in a Hospital in Savannah, Georgia. Joe was from Lexington, South Carolina and was born on December 1944 to James A. Shumpert and Blanche Roof. During Joe’s life, he served in US Army during the Vietnam War where he was awarded the Combat Infantryman’s Purple Heart. Joe had a great passion for antique automobiles that lead to his love of purchasing and fixing up cars. More recently Joe became known as the “Waving Man” at the local park in Kingsland, Georgia where he will be dearly missed for his friendly ...

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Ronald Nelson Spires FEB 23, 1945 - MAR 08, 2021

Ronald Nelson Spires

Ronald Nelson Spires, 76, passed away peacefully and comfortably on Monday, March 8th, 2021, surrounded by his loving wife and children. Ron was born in Washington D.C., son of Thomas Clary Spires and Hattie Pearl Spires. Ron proudly served in the US Navy from 1962 to 1968 and later as a police officer in Washington D.C. Ron married the love of his life, Barbara Jo Knepp on March 14th, 1970. They resided in Deale, Maryland where their son and daughter were born then moved to Georgia in 1985. Ron was a loving father and enjoyed spending time with his children, riding motorcycles with ...

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Patricia Fleck Anderson AUG 28, 1954 - MAR 08, 2021

Patricia Fleck Anderson

Patricia Fleck Anderson, 66, died Monday, March 8, 2021 at Memorial University Medical Center. Patricia was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Theodore and Theresa Brown Fleck. After moving to Savannah, she retired from BASF after 25 years of service. Surviving are her husband of 21 years, Robert Anderson; brother, Skip Fleck; sisters, Toni Fleck, Jo Dehate, and Janet Tompkins. The family will have a private graveside service at Bonaventure Cemetery. ...

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Dustin Jain - MAR 07, 2021

Dustin Jain

David Jain, 46, passed away March, 7 2021.  He was a Beloved Son, Brother, Uncle and Friend.  Dustin's passions we're fishing, growing hot peppers and living on Wilmington Island. He will be missed.        ...

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Karolyn Faye Beckhorn AUG 20, 1939 - MAR 07, 2021

Karolyn Faye Beckhorn

On March 7, 2021, Karolyn Faye (Koeshall) (Tompkins) Beckhorn, age 81, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  She passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin on August 20, 1939 to the late Reuben and Lottie Koeshall. She was an owner and manager of a group home in Adams, Wisconsin, retiring in 1997 and moving to Savannah, Georgia. She spent the rest of her life doing for others and taking care of people.  She enjoyed painting, gardening, being outdoors, and spending time with her dogs Dolly and ...

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Albert Herman Quante AUG 03, 1925 - MAR 06, 2021

Albert Herman Quante

Albert Herman Quante, age 95, departed this life peacefully on March 6, 2021 at Hospice of Savannah.  Albert was born in Savannah on August 3, 1925 to Frederick Heinrich Quante and Dorothea Gezine Siem and was close to his six siblings, especially his identical twin brother, John Diedrich Quante.   Albert and John worked in their family’s grocery and plumbing businesses, and their hijinks were local legend. Albert and John enlisted in the Navy in 1942 at age 17 to serve in World War II.  Albert was an aviation maintenance specialist and pioneered guiding drone p ...

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Mary Elizabeth Ray - MAR 06, 2021

Mary Elizabeth Ray

Mary Elizabeth Ray, 79, passed away Saturday, March 6, 2021.  Mrs. Ray was born in Winston Salem, NC, daughter of Robert Andrew Jones and Edith Ward Jones. She was a longtime resident of Savannah and a homemaker.  She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.  Mrs. Ray enjoyed traveling, cooking, shopping and looking for a great flea market find.  Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Al Ray. Surviving are her two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Heather Migchelbrink of Savannah; Dan and Lisa Sprinkle of Thompson; siste ...

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Ms. Olive Ijeoma Emebo MAR 22, 1978 - MAR 06, 2021

Ms. Olive Ijeoma Emebo

Ms. Olive Ijeoma Emebo is from Ihioma in Nnenator autonomous community, Orlu Imo State Nigeria. She was born on March 22 1978 into the humble and loving family of Late Chief Sir Cletus A. Emebo and Lady Victoria C. Emebo in Albany New York USA.. She spent most of her childhood in Aba, Abia State Nigeria, with her parents and three siblings. She attended Auntie Margaret’s nursery school in Enugu in Anambra State from  1980 – 1983. She then attended primary school at Constitution Crescent Primary School Aba, in Abia State Nigeria from 1984 – 1989. She was a very brilli ...

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Edward Y. Beery - MAR 05, 2021

Edward Y. Beery

Edward Yates Beery, 72, passed away Friday, March 5, 2021 at the home of his niece after his courageous battle with cancer. He was under the care of Hospice Savannah and his family. Mr. Beery was born in Savannah, GA, son of Eugene Paul Beery, Sr. and Caroline Yates Beery. He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Andrew Beery, his step-son Frankie Hanson and brother-in-law Bobby Hackle. He is survived by his brother Eugene Paul Beery, Jr. (Lorraine) and sister Caroline Beery Hackle. He is also survived by his step-granddaughter, many nieces & nephews and beloved friends. H ...

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June Anne McFadden OCT 08, 1935 - MAR 05, 2021

June Anne McFadden

June Anne Hester McFadden, 85, of Savannah, GA, died peacefully on Friday, March 5, 2021.  She was born in Chicago, Il to Anne and John Hester. June and her younger brother, Jack, grew up on the South Side of Chicago amidst many beloved Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins. June, was predeceased by her loving husband of 48 years, John W. McFadden, Jr.  They were married in 1971 and in 1974, moved from Chicago to Northern VA where they built a beautiful life and raised two daughters; Maureen and Jeanne. Eventually they retired and moved to Hudson, FL and then onto Savannah, GA where they spe ...

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Andrew Jackson McLemore - MAR 05, 2021

Andrew Jackson McLemore

Andrew Jackson McLemore, III, 89, died peacefully on Friday, March 5, 2021.  Andrew was born in Memphis, Tennessee, the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Jackson McLemore, II.  He was educated in Memphis Public Schools and graduated as an honor student from Booker T. Washington High School.  He later entered the United States Army. Upon leaving the Army, he earned his Bachelor of Arts from Morehouse College and a Master of Science in Library Service from Clark Atlanta University.  He started working at Miles College where he married Joyce Scott of Birmingham, Alabama in 19 ...

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Robert Marion Lang MAR 09, 1938 - MAR 05, 2021

Robert Marion Lang

Robert Marion Lang, 82, passed away Friday, March 6, 2021 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Savannah.  He was retired as a Boilermaker with Local 26.  He is survived by his son, John Lang of Ellabell, GA and other family and friends.   A Graveside Service will be held Monday, March 15, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.   ...

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Ta'Riyah Armani Ann Rivers - MAR 05, 2021

Ta'Riyah Armani Ann Rivers

Funeral service will be 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel.  Burial will be in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery on Hunter Army Airfield.   ...

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Michael B. Scarbrough AUG 02, 1944 - MAR 04, 2021

Michael B. Scarbrough

Michael B. Scarbrough, 75, died peacefully, Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Summer Breeze Senior Living. Mike was born August 2, 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama. He later became Vice President of Marathon Construction in Norcross, Georgia. He moved to Tybee Island in 1992, where he and his wife, Iris, became owners of Lazaretto Creek Marina and created Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours. He was a member of the Alee Temple Shriners, Tybee Island American Legion and attended St. Michael’s Catholic Church. His wife of 45 years, Iris Hembree Scarbrough preceded him in death. Surviving are his s ...

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Russell Walden Scarborough DEC 01, 1930 - MAR 04, 2021

Russell Walden Scarborough

Russell Walden Scarborough died peacefully at his home on Skidaway Island on the evening of March 4, 2021 in the company of his family and friends and his beloved cats, Fletcher and Boots. Mr. Scarborough was born December 1, 1930 in Dublin, Georgia, the youngest son of James Aaron and Pearl Lillian Dixon Scarborough.  He graduated from Berry College with a degree in history.  While at Berry he was the chapel verger, and he would often recount how he never heard a sermon because after lighting the candles, he would exit through the back door and reappear at the end of the service ...

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Aletha "Dean" (Lewis) Carter - MAR 03, 2021


Aletha “Dean” (Lewis) Carter, 73, passed away on March 3rd, 2021 after a sudden illness. Dean was born on November 7th, 1947 in Savannah, GA. Dean was a long time resident of Tybee Island, GA where she was a staple of T&M convenient store for many years and later provided much of the low country’s seafood as co-owner of R&R Seafood.  Dean was devoted wife, mother, grandmother and was highly anticipating becoming a great-grandmother. On just about any evening, Dean could be found in local bingo halls with her friends playing cards or meticulously executing m ...

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Dr. Lynne Barbara Schwartz SEP 20, 1946 - MAR 02, 2021

Dr. Lynne Barbara Schwartz

It is with deepest sorrow and heavy hearts that the family of Dr. Lynne Barbara Schwartz announces her passing on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at the age of 74. Lynne was lovingly surrounded by her family at St. Joseph’s Candler Hospital in Savannah, Georgia.  Lynne and her younger sister Shelley Troshinsky were raised by their mother Frances Jean Gibby in the Bronx, New York.  While at City University of New York, she met the love of her life Steve, her husband of 51 years. Lynne began her career in teaching and earned two master's degrees and a doctorate in Educational Ad ...

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Ben (Burke) Wall - MAR 01, 2021

Ben (Burke) Wall

Ben “Burke” Wall, died March 1, 2021 in Candler Hospital from complications of COVID-19. He was 76. He was born September 9, 1944 in the old Telfair Hospital. He was the son of Albert Martin Wall and Essie Burke Wall. He attended Pooler Elementary School and was a 1962 graduate of Groves High School. After stints at Abraham Baldwin Agriculture College and Brewton-Parker College, he eventually graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Dairy Production in 1968. While in college, his summer job was mowing grass on a Ford tractor at Fort Pulaski.  Burke was an avid G ...

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Roland A. (Blackie) Barras MAR 13, 1927 - MAR 01, 2021

Roland A. (Blackie) Barras

Roland A. “Blackie" Barras, 93, passed away peacefully at home on March 1, 2021. He was born in Biloxi, Mississippi on March 13, l927, the son of Sidney and Rena (Romero) Barras. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Donald Anthony Barras, and his brother, Donald J. Barras. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Barras, 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and several cousins. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. "Blackie' was well known and loved at the Isle of Hope, his "Heaven on Earth” and had many close friends. If he wasn&r ...

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Rev. Dr. Samuel Theodore Kamaleson NOV 18, 1930 - FEB 28, 2021

Rev. Dr. Samuel Theodore Kamaleson

Beloved and well-known Rev. Dr. Samuel Theodore Kamaleson went to be with the Lord on February 28th, 2021 at the age of 90. He was a resident of Savannah, Georgia. He was born on November 18th, 1930 in Vellore, India to Job and Lily Sunderasan and married the love of his life, Adela Sylvia lndrani Balraj, on May 27th, 1953. Sam and Adela were blessed with three children: Sunderraj (married to Sara), Nirmala (married to Doug), and Manoharan (married to Nicole).  Sam and his family lived all over the world in service to God, bringing people to Jesus through love, words, and song. Alth ...

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Harold C. (Sparky) Strickland, Jr. DEC 21, 1938 - FEB 27, 2021

Harold C. (Sparky) Strickland, Jr.

Harold Cassidy “Sparky” Strickland Jr., 82 passed away on Saturday, February 27, 2021. Sparky was born in Guyton to Harold and Faye Strickland. He is preceded in death by his parents, as well as his sisters, Ann Remley and Lillian Baker. He served in the Marine Corps Reserves, worked for many years for the Corps of Engineers and eventually retired from CSX Railroad. He was a loving husband and father. He is survived by his wife Anne, Alan Strickland (Frannie), Lynn Moore (Debbie), Christy Greenwood (Joe), 9 Grandchildren and 11 Great-grandchildren who will all miss him dea ...

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Julia Ann Easterlin Gooding SEP 07, 1937 - FEB 27, 2021

Julia Ann Easterlin Gooding

Julia Ann Easterlin Gooding, 83, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, February 27, 2021. She was born in Ridgeland, SC on September 7, 1937. Mrs. Gooding was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, John Frederick Gooding, Sr.; her son, John Frederick Gooding, Jr.; her father, Theodore Goodwin Easterlin, Sr.; and her mother, Amanda Elizabeth Riley Easterlin. Mrs. Gooding was a graduate of Ridgeland High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Lander College and a Master’s of Education from Georgia Southern University. Mrs. Gooding retired after 34 years of teaching ...

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Susan W. Traver - FEB 27, 2021

Susan W. Traver

On Saturday, February 27, 2021, Susan Wigton Traver, loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister went to be with her Lord and Savior after struggling with lung issues.  Susan was born December 30, 1945 in Miami, FL to the late Dr. & Mrs. John H. and Roberta P. Wigton. She grew up in Swarthmore, PA. Susan and her husband, Warren Lee Traver moved to Savannah, GA in 1980.  Susan was an active member of St John’s Episcopal Church where she was a member of the “Sensational Seven”.  She was a member of The Junior League of Savannah and Chairperson of the 19 ...

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Robert Dwight Beckhorn JUL 07, 1934 - FEB 27, 2021

Robert Dwight Beckhorn

Robert Dwight Beckhorn, age 86, passed away peacefully into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 27, 2021 in his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Endicott, New York on July 7, 1934 to the late George and Violet Beckhorn. He was a Korean war veteran.  He had a degree in business management and he was an ordained minister.  He retired from Siemens Strongburg. After retirement, he volunteered many years for the Red Cross and managed the food bank operations of Madison County, Florida before moving to Springfield, Georgia. Bob enjoyed ...

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Robert (Bobby) Leon Sturgess SEP 11, 1954 - FEB 25, 2021

Robert (Bobby) Leon Sturgess

Robert “Bobby” Leon Sturgess entered in to eternal life on Thursday, February 25, 2021. He was 66 years old. Bobby was born September 11, 1954 in Savannah to the late Helen and Julian Sturgess. The lifelong resident of Savannah was a 1973 graduate of Jenkins High School. Bobby Sturgess was truly something special to everyone he knew; Bobby never met a stranger and his desire to help and his knowledge of how to get things done was only surpassed by his ability to see the good in everyone. Bobby did not see color, status, or background… Bobby only saw the person.  ...

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Sandra Diane Craig DEC 19, 1952 - FEB 25, 2021

Sandra Diane Craig

Sandra Diane Craig, 68, died peacefully on Thursday, February 25, 2021. surrounded by her loving family. Sandra was born in Savannah, Georgia, the only daughter of Jimmy and Rosa Towson. She attended Savannah Vocational Technical College and received her GED, then continued on to get her LPN nursing license. Her main job focus was dialysis patients. She retired after 25 years. In additional to leaving behind her significant other Gerald Griffin of 30 years, she leaves behind her daughter, Tonya Craig and son-in-law, Harold Young; brother Johnny Towson and sister-in-law, Terry Towson; bro ...

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Hatem Hussein El-Khalidi - FEB 24, 2021

Hatem Hussein El-Khalidi

Hatem Hussein El-Khalidi, age 96, passed away peacefully February 24, 2021.  He was born in Jerusalem, Palestine, September 14th, 1924.  His father was Dr. Hussein Fakhri El-Khalidi, mayor of Jerusalem, and his mother was Wahide Fatimah El-Khalidi.  Hatem came to the United States and received his Master’s Degree in geology from Michigan State University.  His love of geology took him from the Wolverine Mountains in Michigan to the bayous of Louisiana with his late wife, Vivian Sumaya Ayoubee, El-Khalidi, and their three children.  His work led him ...

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Gloria Ann Crawford Fortson APR 18, 1941 - FEB 24, 2021

Gloria Ann Crawford Fortson

Gloria Ann Crawford Fortson “Mema”, 79 of Savannah, passed away on February 24, 2021, due to complications from Covid. Gloria was born April 18, 1941 to parents, Shelley Hamilton Crawford and Alva Bell Crawford in Savannah. She graduated from St. Vincent’s Academy in 1959 and received her nursing degree from Fayetteville Technical Institute. Gloria married Ivan Miles Forston Sr. on July 23, 1960, in Ridgeland, SC.  In addition to her parents, Gloria was predeceased by a brother, Shelley "Buddy" Crawford and a sister, Shirley Delorenzo.  ...

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Katrina "Kay" Faye Karr DEC 09, 1944 - FEB 23, 2021


Katrina Faye Karr, 76, passed away peacefully in the early morning hours of Tuesday, February 23, 2021.  Katrina, known by family and friends as “Kay”, was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. She was the seventh of nine children born to William and Grace Lindsay. In the mid 1960’s Kay, along with her mother and most of her brothers and sisters, moved to the Savannah area to start a new life. She would eventually retire in 1996 from AT&T where she had worked as a long distance telephone operator, beginning with Southern Bell in the 1970’s. She was a popular ...

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Camille Ross Ward - FEB 23, 2021

Camille Ross Ward

Camille Ross Ward, 80, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Candler Hospital.  She was born December 29, 1940 in Savannah.  She was a longtime resident of Tybee Island, where she worked at the YMCA, and the Kroger on Wilmington Island.  Mrs. Ward was a former member of Trinity United Methodist Church on Tybee, and attended the Islands Assembly of God on Whitemarsh Island.  She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Beta Kappa chapter, and was a 1958 graduate of Savannah High School.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Lee Ward, Sr., and her ...

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Gary Lee Brewer JUL 31, 1938 - FEB 23, 2021

Gary Lee Brewer

Mr. Gary Lee Brewer, age 82, passed away February 23, 2021. Gary was born July 31, 1938 in Los Angeles, California. He graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University in 1960 and was in the U. S. Marine Corps from 1960 until his discharge as a Captain in 1963. He attended UCLA graduate school for a master’s in business administration from 1963 to 1965, and then joined IBM where he worked, including a six-and-a-half-year stint in Tokyo, for more than 30 years. After retirement he continued consulting for IBM for another 20 years. Before living at The Landings, h ...

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Joan Forrester Christian FEB 12, 1932 - FEB 23, 2021

Joan Forrester Christian

Joan Forrester Christian, 89, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Memorial University Medical Center. Her son Tony was by her side. The Philadelphia, PA native was born on February 12, 1932 to the late Marvin S. and Henrietta Forrester. Joan was married the late Joseph Gorham Christian for more than 38 years and was a nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital for more than 21 years. In addition to her parents and husband, Joan was predeceased by a sister, Barbara Forrester Hebert, and brother, Marvin Philip Forrester.   In addition to her son Tony, Joan leaves behind a ...

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Sandra Elaine "Sandy" Keller JAN 28, 1943 - FEB 22, 2021

Sandra Elaine

Sandra Elaine “Sandy” Keller, 78, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021 at home surrounded by her loving family after a long battle with cancer and other illnesses. Sandy was born in Spartanburg, SC on January 28, 1943 to parents, John and Florence Roberts.  Her father was a career Army officer, so Sandy travelled extensively in her youth, living in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, Austria, Japan, and Alaska prior to graduating from Cathedral Latin Catholic High School in Raleigh, NC in June 1960.  She worked as a secretary prior to marrying her high school ...

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James Edward McAleer, Jr. - FEB 20, 2021

James Edward McAleer, Jr.

James Edward McAleer, Jr. of Savannah passed away at home on February 20, 2021.  Jim was born in Savannah in 1927.  He attended public schools, but left high school at age 17 to join the Marine Corps.  He returned home after the end of the Second World War, went back to school, then enrolled in Armstrong College and also attended law classes at night, studying under Mr. Gilbert Johnson.  He was activated in August of 1950 with Dog Company, 10th Infantry Battalion, United States Marine Corps Reserve, and served in Korea, including the Chosin Reservoir Campaign.  When he ...

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Celeste DeMarco Iocovozzi - FEB 20, 2021

Celeste DeMarco Iocovozzi

Celeste Maria DeMarco Iocovozzi, “Mama Celeste”, slept straight into heaven, on Saturday, February 20, 2021.  Born on April 11, 1928, in Utica, NY, Celeste was the only child of Louis and Elizabeth DeMarco. She was married to George Iocovozzi for 46 years and they lovingly raised 5 children. Celeste earned an Associate Degree in Recreational Therapy from Russell Sage College, in Albany, NY. She worked as a therapist at Belleview Hospital, in New York City, before she and George were married and moved to Savannah, in 1952. Celeste was an avid speed reader, bridge and tenn ...

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Bettie Anderson Shore FEB 16, 1929 - FEB 20, 2021

Bettie Anderson Shore

Bettie Anderson Shore, 92, Matriarch of the Savannah Shore Family and native and lifelong resident of Savannah passed away on February 20, 2021. Bettie was born in Savannah, Georgia on February 16, 1929, and graduated from Savannah High School in 1947. In 1948, she met and married the love of her life, Claude M. Shore, Senior at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Bettie became the bookkeeper for the various Shore family businesses until their son, Claude, Jr. was born three years later. She kept the books for Shore’s Supermarket on Henry Street. Bettie subsequently performed the same ...

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Harland Franklin Fling OCT 21, 1955 - FEB 20, 2021

Harland Franklin Fling

Harland Franklin “Frank” Fling, 65, passed away February 20, 2021 in Savannah.  He was born October 21, 1955 in Pottstown, PA to the late Gerald Glenn and Hallie Lancaster Fling.  He attended Middle Georgia College and Armstrong State College.  Frank worked for Segall and Sons, and also for Friedman Jeweler’s for many years.  He attended St. John’s Church in Savannah.    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn, and a sister, Elizabeth “Beth”. Frank is survived by several cousins, to in ...

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William Roger Holden - FEB 18, 2021

William Roger Holden

William Roger Holden died peacefully at his home in Savannah Thursday, February 18th, 2021. He was 74 years old. Mr. Holden was a longstanding and well-respected member of the Greater Savannah community. He was born October 10, 1946 to James William and Ella Mae Merck Holden of Easley, SC, both deceased. He was predeceased by an older brother, James Donnie and is survived by a sister, Carol Holden Chapman of Powdersville, SC and a brother, James William Holden, Jr. of Beaufort, SC. Mr. Holden was previously married to the former Catherine Jones of Savannah and is survived by three children: ...

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Deborah Mary Netzela-Jenkins FEB 28, 1961 - FEB 18, 2021

Deborah Mary Netzela-Jenkins

Pooler- Deborah Mary Netzela-Jenkins, 59, died peacefully at home on February 18, 2021 after a long battle with cancer.  She was the child of the late William J. Netzela and Dolores Olive Netzela of St. Louis, Mo. Deborah lived in the St. Louis area while her father completed the St. Louis Gateway Arch as the project manager (construction engineer). Her family then moved to Solon, IA, making lifelong friends and memories.  Her next family move was to Rock Springs, WY, where she fell in love with the great outdoors and learned to be a competitive gymnast. The family moved next to M ...

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William Brooks Anderson - FEB 17, 2021

William Brooks Anderson

William Brooks Anderson, 65, passed away suddenly on February 17, 2021. He is attending the Largest Bigmouth Bass Tournament in the sky.  Born August 23, 1955 to William A. Anderson and Naomi T. Anderson who preceded him in death. He leaves behind a sister, Cathy Anderson Usher (John Newton), nephew, Neil Andrew Usher, the late nephew John Ryan Usher, and great-niece, Ansley M. Usher. When you listen to Lynyrd Skynyrd on the radio, sing along and remember Brooks.  One of Brooks’ favorite sayings was "You just don't know that's right brother you just don't ...

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Sebastian Sparacino - FEB 17, 2021

Sebastian Sparacino

Sebastian “Ben” Sparacino, 77, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021 in Savannah, GA.  He was born July 16, 1943 in Montevago, Sicily to the late Salvatore and Rosalia Di Gerlando Sparacino.  Ben graduated from Bushwick High School and City College of New York (CCNY). Ben served in the United States Army and established his own business B.S.F. Business Forms.  He moved to the Landings on Skidaway Island in the early 1990’s and owned the popular restaurant Savannah Steakhouse.  Ben loved to travel, sail, play pool and bacce.  He was an amazing ch ...

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Dr. Thomas Freeman DEC 29, 1918 - FEB 17, 2021

Dr. Thomas Freeman

Beloved father and friend, Dr. Thomas Rumph Freeman, 102, of Savannah, GA, died peacefully in his sleep at Buckingham South on Feb. 17th, 2021.   The longtime Savannah resident was born in Marshallville, GA on Dec. 29, 1918.  He was the son of Annita R. Freeman and Reverend Horace T. Freeman, a well-known Methodist minister who was district superintendent in Savannah in the late 1940s.  Dr. Freeman was a graduate of Emory University where he received his B.S. degree in 1939 and his M.D. degree in 1943.  As an undergraduate, he was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsi ...

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Melvin Louis Snellings, Sr. - FEB 15, 2021

Melvin Louis Snellings, Sr.

Melvin L. Snellings, Sr., 65, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 while on his boat during a crabbing trip. He was born March 15, 1955 in Charleston, SC to the late Marvin and Judith Snellings.  Melvin was a Commercial Crabber for many years and loved being on the water.  He will be remembered by his family and friends as a kind hearted and generous man.  He is survived by his son and best friend, Melvin L. Snellings, II of Savannah, as well as many friends.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. ...

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Giuseppe Luigi Marra - FEB 15, 2021

Giuseppe  Luigi Marra

Giusepe Luigi Marra, 86, passed away February 15, 2021 at his residence.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Monday, February 23, 2021 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church.  Burial will be in Greenwich Cemetery.   ...

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Patricia Durrence Murphy - FEB 14, 2021

Patricia Durrence Murphy

“She manages well the affairs of her household and is diligent to meet every need they may have,” Proverbs (31:27) Patricia Lothaire Durrence Murphy (94) of Savannah, Ga. passed softly and sweetly unto the presence of God on Valentine’s Day, 2021.  She was truly a Sweetheart to all who knew her. She had been living with her son’s family since 2019. Patricia was born on December 12, 1926 in a small wooden house (complete with an outhouse), that was built in the middle of a cotton field about 5 miles outside of Glenville Ga. The mid-wife who assisted in he ...

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Debra Ann Downing - FEB 14, 2021

Debra Ann Downing

Debra Ann Downing, 70, passed away February 14, 2021 at Memorial University Medical Center. Debra was retired from the United States Postal Service and later worked for Brannen Enterprises. She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Hulda and Ernest Downing. Surviving is her sister, Roxanna “Rocky” Semken and brother-in-law, Frank Semken. A memorial service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr., Savannah, GA 31406. ...

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Kinsley Olivia Knight DEC 09, 2020 - FEB 14, 2021

Kinsley Olivia Knight

Kinsley Olivia Knight, born in Savannah, December 9, 2020, passed away February 14, 2021. In her short time, she brought light to our lives and showed us what true pure love is. She will be missed but will live on in our hearts through the memories we will forever cherish. Surviving are her parents, Brentley Knight and Courtney Johnson Knight; sisters, Ava Baxter, Arielle Johnson, all of Savannah; grandfather, Gene Knight of Rincon; grandmother, Pamela Knight of Savannah; grandmother, Robin Johnson of Effingham County and grandfather, Darren Johnson of Ohio. The family will receive fr ...

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Betty Griffin Patterson - FEB 14, 2021

Betty Griffin Patterson

Betty Griffin Patterson left this world on February 14, 2021.  Born  in Savannah on February 23, 1928.  She was raised in Thunderbolt and attended school in Savannah.  She spent her whole life as a homemaker.  She was pre-deceased by her husband, J. Desmond Patterson Sr, daughter Linda Smith, and son J. Desmond Patterson Jr.  She is survived by daughters Patricia Patterson and Ellizabeth Woods. Services will be private with burial at New Hope Cemetery in Leefield,GA.   ...

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Dr. Julian D. Kelly, Jr. JUL 26, 1933 - FEB 13, 2021

Dr. Julian D. Kelly, Jr.

Dr. Julian Dantzler Kelly, Jr. Dr. Julian Dantzler Kelly, Jr., beloved husband of Carolyn Martin Kelly, died peacefully at home with his family by his side on February 13th, 2021. A lifelong resident of Savannah, he was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, July 26th, 1933, the only child of the late Julian Dantzler Kelly, Sr. and Ola Jo Johnston Kelly, both from Monroe, Georgia. Dr. Kelly attended Savannah High, graduated from Episcopal High School in Virginia, Princeton University, and the University of Virginia Medical School. He received a commission in the U.S. Air Force as a Flight Surge ...

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John P. Szlasa - FEB 12, 2021

John P. Szlasa

John P. Szlasa, the son of Bayonne, N.J., shopkeepers, who worked his way through college, earned a scholarship to Harvard Business School and rose to prominence in pharmaceutical marketing and advertising, cherished his family and maintained faith in a loving God, died on Friday, February 12. A native of New Jersey but resident of Savannah, Ga., John died from complications of aging at Hospice Savannah. He was 85. Born to John and Jane (nee Kosakowski), Szlasa grew up above the family corner store and was surrounded by a large and tight extended family in Bayonne's Polish-American c ...

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Mario Jose de la Guardia JUN 09, 1931 - FEB 11, 2021

Mario Jose de la Guardia

Mario Jose de la Guardia, 89, died Thursday, February 11, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family. Mr. de la Guardia was born in Havana, Cuba on June 9, 1931 to Mario and Graciela de la Guardia. He moved to the United States in 1962. He earned his degree in chemical engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he also was a Letterman in Swimming.  He later attended Harvard University Business School Management Development Program. While working at Carson Products Company, Mr. de la Guardia invented the revolutionary no-lye relaxer, Dark and Lovely. After a life-long care ...

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Norman Miller Lack, II - FEB 11, 2021

Norman Miller Lack, II

Longtime cycling enthusiast Norman Miller Lack, II, 73, passed away Thursday, February 11, 2021.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.   ...

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Elizabeth Gaines Schroder APR 18, 1928 - FEB 10, 2021

Elizabeth Gaines Schroder

Elizabeth Gaines Schroder, 92, also known as Betty, passed away on February 10, 2021, in Savannah. She was a Savannah native born April 18th, 1928, and was the daughter of Noona Tanner Gaines and Ezekiel Baldwin Gaines of Savannah. She attended Savannah High School and the University of Georgia Extension, Savannah.  Elizabeth married her husband Oliver in 1954, at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Together, they were members of the Savannah Yacht Club and the Cotillion Club of Savannah. Elizabeth worked as a parttime secretary at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, was a volunteer ...

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William Sibley "Bill" Sikes, Jr. - FEB 10, 2021

William Sibley

William Sibley “Bill” Sikes, Jr., 87, passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021 in St. Augustine, FL.  The loving, husband, father and grandfather is survived by his children, Kelly and Trey (Tara); grandchildren, Kathryn and Evan; and great granddaughter, Aurora.  Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Diane Sikes. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel.  The inurnment will follow in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.  The Patriot Guard Rider ...

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Julia Ellen McKenzie Workmon JUN 01, 1938 - FEB 09, 2021

Julia Ellen McKenzie Workmon

Julia Ellen McKenzie Workmon, 83, passed away February 9, 20201 in Savannah, Georgia. Julie, as she was known, was a Savannah native, born June 1, 1938. She spent much of her growing up on Isle of Hope with her younger sisters, and parents Tom and Betty McKenzie. She played on the St. Vincent’s Academy basketball team and was a member of the class of 1956. Julie loved dancing and music, both leading her to spend time with friends on Barbee’s Pavilion on Isle of Hope as teen. She soon met and married Bob Franklin Workmon in June 1956, eventually giving birth to four sons. She ...

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Fyrn Hendrix Clark - FEB 09, 2021

Fyrn Hendrix Clark

Fyrn Hendrix Clark, 94, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at her residence.  The native of Hickox, Georgia spent her early life there and graduated from Nahunta High School.  She attended Sanford Brown Business College in St. Louis, MO and Williams Business College in Savannah, GA.  She was formerly employed in the accounting department of Southern Paper Board Company before meeting her husband, Robert "Bob" Clark and starting her family.  She was a member of White Bluff United Methodist Church, the Elizabeth Circle at the church and the Candler Hospital ...

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Emily Andrews MAR 10, 1955 - FEB 09, 2021

Emily Andrews

Emily Andrews March 10, 1955 - February 9, 2021 A loving mom, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  Forever in our hearts. As we mourn the loss of a very special mother, may we find strength in all the wonderful memories spent with her.  She will forever be in our hearts. Please join our family in prayers. We will also appreciate beautiful  pictures of her to be shared in this page, as we reminisce and celebrate her life. Thank you. ...

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Ralph Paul Cetchovich - FEB 06, 2021

Ralph Paul Cetchovich

Ralph Paul Cetchovich, 89, died peacefully under the loving and devoted care of Spanish Oaks Retreat & Hospice on Saturday February 6, 2021 following an extended illness.   Ralph was born on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina in 1931.  He retired from Union Camp after 48 years of working as an electrician.  His favorite things included, eating a good meal, tinkering around the house, woodworking, always lending a hand to others, and attending Sunday School at Chevis Oaks Baptist Church.  His most favorite thing in life, though, was spending time wit ...

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Sinh Thach SEP 24, 1966 - FEB 06, 2021

Sinh Thach

Sinh Thach, age 54, died February 6, 2021 at his residence after a long illness.  The Savannah resident was a native of Vietnam. He is survived by a sister, Khanh Thach; a brother, Chinh Chach; and other relatives. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 pm on Monday, February 8 at Fox & Weeks Islands Chapel, with a brief prayer service at 6:00 pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 9 at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church on Victory Drive in Thunderbolt. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery on Wheaton Street.  ...

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Thomas Aloysius Brennan NOV 28, 1923 - FEB 06, 2021

Thomas Aloysius Brennan

Thomas Aloysius Brennan, 97, of Savannah, Georgia, died on Saturday, February 06, at Hospice of Savannah after a brief illness. He was born on November 28, 1923, in Savannah, Georgia, to James Francis Brennan of Savannah, Georgia, and Nora Roche Brennan of Claremorris, County Mayo, Ireland. He is preceded in death by his parents and his four siblings: Helen Inez Brennan, Elizabeth Josephine Rolison (Alec), First Sergeant James Francis Brennan, Jr. (Ann), and Father Robert Brennan. He grew up in the “Old Fort” district of Savannah, during which time he was a member of Cathedral Pari ...

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Dr. William Edward Richards - FEB 06, 2021

Dr. William Edward Richards

William Edward Richards, born May 24, 1963 in Pasadena, Texas to William and Gladys Richards, passed away suddenly on February 6, 2021.   Dr. Richards was a scholar who started his schooling at his beloved Texas A&M University, receiving a B.S. Degree in Psychology. He received his Doctorate of Medicine degree from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. He then completed his residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Scott & White Memorial Hospital in Temple, Texas, and his fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology at The University of Kentu ...

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Charles Godfrey Opper, Jr. JAN 15, 1943 - FEB 06, 2021

Charles Godfrey Opper, Jr.

Zoom Link Charles Godfrey Opper, Jr., 78, passed away peacefully during his sleep on February 6th, 2021 from complications related to heart failure.  The Savannah native was the son of the late Charles Godfrey and Claire Gramling Opper. Charles graduated from Fort Knox High School and received a master’s degree in Mathematics from Armstrong State College. For most of his career, Charles was a computer programmer and systems analyst working for the City of Savannah and Great Dane Trailers. Charles earned the Boy Scouts of America’s coveted Eagle Scout Award and was a memb ...

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Louis John DiBenedetto - FEB 05, 2021

Louis John DiBenedetto

Louie DiBenedetto, born February 4th 1931 and died February 5th 2021.  He was a parishioner of St. Michael’s Catholic Church at Tybee Island, GA for 35 years.  He was a member of the Knights of Columbus 5588 for over 40 years and is an honorary life member.  Louie was a veteran of the Korean War in the early fifties when he served with the 5th Rifle Co. USMCR. Very active in sports for most of his life, notably coaching and playing football at Commercial High School where he was a star player in 1948-1949 and received All City and All Region Honors.  He was a life- ...

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James Neal (Jim) White (USN, Ret.) MAR 25, 1935 - FEB 04, 2021

James Neal (Jim) White (USN, Ret.)

James Neal “Jim” White (USN, Ret.) was born on March 25, 1935 in Toledo, Ohio and passed away suddenly on February 4, 2021 of dementia at Spanish Oaks Retreat. He was the son of the late Cecil and Martha White and was predeceased by two brothers, Don and Jack. Jim proudly served in the Navy for 20 years and 12 days until he was discharged due to an injury in Vietnam.  He dearly loved the Navy and always missed it. He lived for a time in Bremerton, WA when he was employed by the Bremerton Naval Shipyard.  In 1994, he moved to Savannah, GA where he married his wife ...

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Elisabeth Anna Fraser Lipp JUN 20, 1965 - FEB 04, 2021

Elisabeth Anna Fraser Lipp

Elisabeth “Lis” Lipp, 55, passed away Feb. 4 after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer. Lis was surrounded by her family and showered with their love until the very end, gracefully tended to by the caring team at Hospice Savannah. Lis was born in Toronto, Ontario to an Austrian Mother and Canadian Father.  The family moved often in Lis’ early years, no doubt helping craft her strong independent spirit.  She was the firecracker of the family, later recalling endless stories of the escapades of her and her two younger brothers.  As a young adult ...

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Joan Daniel Pinholster - FEB 03, 2021

Joan Daniel Pinholster

Mrs. Joan Daniel Pinholster, 84, died peacefully in her sleep, Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at Harmony of Savannah.  She was born July 24, 1936 in Savannah where she spent most of her life, growing up on 52nd Street, and in her adult life on Back Street at Coffee Bluff. Joan worked as a model for Fines Department Store.  She was passionate about the value of civic duty and had volunteered as a Pink Lady at St. Joseph’s Hospital, The Red Cross, and Meals on Wheels, Inc.  She was a former member of Kappa Kappa Gamma at the University of Georgia, the Junior League of Savann ...

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Mary Sullivan Curran - FEB 03, 2021

Mary Sullivan Curran

Mary Sullivan Curran, 91, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 in Savannah, GA. Mary was born on August 23, 1929 in Shamokin, PA to Anna Gable Sullivan and Palmer J. Sullivan.  She and her siblings, PJ and Maureen, were raised in Philadelphia, PA.  She was the widow of Michael Jordan Curran and they had six children. Mary is survived by her six children:  Anne C. Shira (Bill), Michael J. Curran Jr. (Jan), Mary C. Blalock (Wrenn), Brian G. Curran (Tara), Christopher Curran (Kelly) and Kitty C. Collins (Lewis).  Also surviving her are 16 grandchildren ...

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John Joseph Hegarty JUL 30, 1929 - FEB 03, 2021

John Joseph Hegarty

 John Joseph Hegarty died peacefully at home on Wednesday, February 3, 2021. John was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Marian Hegarty; brother, Daniel Patrick Hegarty (Anne); sister, Veronica Hegarty Gunderson (Joe); and his two aunts that helped raise him, Mae and Isabel Hegarty John was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY. He served 24 years as a Mounted Police Officer in New York City. He had a great knowledge for the love and care of horses. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served his country with pride during the Korean War. John was a member of St. Frances Cabrini as ...

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Lewis Daniel Baxter MAY 13, 1945 - FEB 03, 2021

Lewis Daniel Baxter

Baxter, Lewis Daniel 75, passed away peacefully February 3, 2021. Lew was born May 13, 1945 in Minneapolis, MN to John and Mary (Eaton) Baxter. After graduating from Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, he entered Macalester College, majoring in Classics, graduating in 1967.  After leaving Macalester, Lew joined the Air Force and as a pilot served in Vietnam. Returning home, he continued to serve in Wichita, Kansas, and in Washington, D.C., at the Pentagon, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. In Tampa, he proudly worked for United States Central Command and Special Operat ...

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- FEB 03, 2021

Matthew Robert Wallden, beloved son of Camille and Robert, has passed away.  He is survived by his parents, sister Kelly and brother John (Morgan). He was the fun uncle to August, Inez, Bea, Bosco and Martha and the cherished nephew to many aunts, uncles and cousins of the Barbee, Koncul, Privett, Sheehan, Suderow and Tambon families. Suzanne Groover was his devoted and much-loved companion on many of his greatest adventures. Born August 15, 1981, Matthew attended Blessed Sacrament School and Benedictine Military Academy, where he made many lifelong friends. He joined the Marines in 20 ...

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LTC. James H. "Jim" Lyon (USA, Ret.) - FEB 02, 2021

LTC. James H.

Lt. Colonel (R) James Hill Lyon husband of Teresa Bolt Lyon died on Feb. 2nd after a long illness at age 76 in Savannah, GA. He was the son of James B. Lyon and Jane Sloan Lyon and brother to Caroline Lyon Kastner. He attended Christ School and graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Master of Arts. He was drafted was drafted during the Vietnam War and continued to serve for 28 years. His notable career achievements include a Gold Star and the decommission of the San Francisco Presidio Base to become a National Park. After retiring from the Army, he worked for two decades as ...

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Alicia Hamrick Cowart DEC 17, 1947 - FEB 02, 2021

Alicia Hamrick Cowart

Alicia Karen Hamrick Cowart, age 73, died February 2, 2021 under hospice care at Pruitt Health.  She was born in Oakland, California to the late Knowles Shaw Hamrick, II and Ernestine Alice Stanley Hamrick, and moved to Savannah in 1960.  Karen graduated from Richard Arnold High School with a certificate in food service management. She began work with Burger King Corporation in management and partnered with her former instructor at Richard Arnold to give graduates job opportunities.  Following her time with Burger King, she managed a local chain of laundry mats.  After reti ...

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Catherine M. Lisicia "Miss Kay" DEC 17, 1938 - FEB 01, 2021

Catherine M. Lisicia

Catherine M. Lisicia, “Miss Kay”, a lifelong resident of Savannah, passed away peacefully Monday, February 1, 2021. She was 82 years old. Kay was born in Savannah on December 17,1938 to Anna and Carl Moss. She was a graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy and the University of South Carolina. She retired from the Chatham County School System where she taught kindergarten at various schools within the community for over twenty five years. She was a loving wife, mother and Mimi. She was most well known as “Miss Kay” from the WTOC children’s program, The Romper ...

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Joseph Charles White, Jr. "JoJo" - FEB 01, 2021

Joseph Charles White, Jr.

On February 21, 1951, Joseph Charles White, Jr. and Ethel-Marie Katherine Williams White became the excited and proud parents of a happy, inquisitive, bustling baby boy, Joseph “JoJo” Charles White III.  Joseph “JoJo” III grew in statue and knowledge, as an adolescent, continuing to make his parents and family proud.  Along with his siblings and parents, he became a well-respected young man in the community.  His strength and personality won many admirers wherever he went, until his passing, February 1, 2021. Joseph was born in Brownsville, Brooklyn, N ...

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Gary Glenn Parks - JAN 31, 2021

Gary Glenn Parks

Gary Glenn Parks died peacefully on Sunday, January 31st, 2021.  Gary was the son of Roosevelt and Louise Parks and was born in Gastonia, NC.  Gary graduated from Ashley High School in Gastonia and attended Pfeiffer College.  His passion was automobile sales, an industry to which he dedicated his entire professional career.  Gary built a loyal customer base through his dedication, hard work, and no-frills approach to car sales, starting at Piedmont Motors in Gastonia and ending with his retirement from Critz Buick GMC in Savannah, GA. Gary was a member of the German Frie ...

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Mr. Son Van Dang APR 18, 1935 - JAN 31, 2021

Mr. Son Van Dang

Mṛ. Son Van Dang, 85, passed away on January 31, 2021 from years of battling liver cancer. Even though a failing body took him away from this world, his loving heart left a beacon of light for all in the community. Son is survived by his wife of 64 years, Cam. He was a proud father to four sons: Tien, Hung (deceased), Su, Duke and to three daughters: Tam, Tran and Nghien. His cheerful attitude and bright smile will be dearly missed. His love for his fourteen grandchildren (Trang, Trung, My Thanh, Minh, Thuy-Linh, Ngoc-Linh, Thuy Vy, Amanda, Vanly, Chan-ly, James, Victor, Alex and Amelia), ...

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Matthew Robert Wallden - JAN 31, 2021

Matthew Robert Wallden

Matthew Robert Wallden, beloved son of Camille and Robert, has passed away.  He is survived by his parents, sister Kelly and brother John (Morgan). He was the fun uncle to August, Inez, Bea, Bosco and Martha and the cherished nephew to many aunts, uncles and cousins of the Barbee, Koncul, Privett, Sheehan, Suderow and Tambon families. Suzanne Groover was his devoted and much-loved companion on many of his greatest adventures. Born August 15, 1981, Matthew attended Blessed Sacrament School and Benedictine Military Academy, where he made many lifelong friends. He joined the Marines in 20 ...

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Efren S. DeVega - JAN 30, 2021

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Lee B. Knight, Jr. - JAN 30, 2021

Lee B. Knight, Jr.

Lee Benton Knight Jr., 79 died Saturday January 30, 2021 at home surrounded by his family.  Lee was born in Savannah GA on January 3, 1942 to the late Lee B. Knight Sr. and Lona Payne Knight. He was preceded in death by his sister Helen Mercer and is survived by his sister Sara Poythress (Neal). Lee graduated from Groves High School in 1960. He attended Armstrong State College and graduated from Louisiana State University Banking School of the South. His distinguished banking career began with Savannah Bank and Trust Company which through mergers and acquisitions became Wells Fargo ...

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George William Heintz, III JUL 11, 1945 - JAN 30, 2021

George William Heintz, III

George William Heintz, III beloved husband and father passed away peacefully on January 30, 2021 in Savannah, Ga., after a brief illness. Born in Newport, Rhode Island on July 11,1945, to the late George W. and Marjorie Heintz. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Julie Glisson Heintz and son, George William Heintz, IV; brothers, Steve Heintz (Norma) Cranston R.I and Paul (Marilyn) Mililani, Hi; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many close friends. After serving in the United States Air Force with an Honorable discharge, George began working in the Hospitably indu ...

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Delma Edward Smith FEB 18, 1949 - JAN 30, 2021

Delma Edward Smith

Delma Edward Smith, age 71, was born in Savannah, GA to Mary L. Smith & Virgil E. Smith from Savannah, but more recently from Ellabell/Black Creek, GA. Delma grew up in Savannah, attended Juliette Low Elementary, Myers Junior High, Herschel V. Jenkins High & graduated from Armstrong State College. He was a Tomo-chi-chi Order of the Arrow and a proud Eagle Scout. He was also a member of the Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity. He was an avid bowler most of his life. His fun job was being Nascar Official at Oglethorpe Speedway for 45+ years. In his early career, he worked for ...

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Terry L. Hall - JAN 29, 2021

Terry L. Hall

Terry L. Hall, 66, of Savannah has passed on to the Big Show in Heaven.  Terry was the drummer and vocalist for the band BORN and then the Born Bros. Band.  He was the most giving, caring and gentle person.  He was always there to help.  May God bless my loving brother.  Terry was also in the contractor sales at Lowes, Gaster Lumber and Home Depot.  He had many friends and family that loved Terry greatly.  He had also been in the Masons and the Shrine. His mom that he loved greatly, Barbara Moore and dad, Russell Hall preceded him in death. Left behi ...

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Barbara Armstrong Church - JAN 28, 2021

Barbara Armstrong Church

Barbara Ann Armstrong Church, 98, passed away Thursday, January 28, 2021 at The Oaks at The Marshes of Skidaway Island.  She was born May 8, 1922 in Chicago, IL, where she called home for many years prior to moving to Savannah.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Fred Church.  She and Fred were full time residents of The Landings on Skidaway Island since 1996.  She was a member of Skidaway Island United Methodist Church, the P.E.O. and the Telfair Museum.  She is survived by a brother-in-law, several nieces and one nephew.   Her urn will b ...

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Ingrid Pies El-Khalidi - JAN 28, 2021

Ingrid Pies El-Khalidi

Ingrid Helga El-Khalidi, age 80, of Savannah, Georgia, passed away on January 28, 2021, with her husband, Hatem, at her side. She was born in Cologne, Germany April 2, 1940, to the late Wilhelm and Louisa Pies. She was a gifted and prolific painter on canvas and documented the last vestiges of the nomadic way of life on the Arabian Peninsula having lived there for over 45 years. Ingrid and Hatem moved to Savannah from Saudi Arabia in 2017 to be closer to family in the States. Ingrid is also survived by her sister Renate DeLucia, her niece, Nicole DeLucia and her husband Mattia ...

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Christine Iannuzzi - JAN 27, 2021

Christine Iannuzzi

Christine Iannuzzi, age 65, passed away on January 27, 2021 in Savannah, Georgia, after a lengthy battle with COPD. Daughter of Mary Jane Adams and James Roulon Adams, she is survived by her father, her husband David, and two children, Michelle and David Jr.  She is also survived by her 3 sisters, children's spouses, Ina and Cory, and 4 grandchildren, Connor, Mazzeo, CJ and Alexander.   Christine was born and raised in NJ where she met her future husband as a teenager in Westmont, NJ. In 1990, they moved to Savannah, GA and built a thriving business in the commercial pest ...

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Helen DeVere Tarver JUL 21, 1928 - JAN 26, 2021

Helen DeVere Tarver

Helen DeVere Tarver, 92, of Bluffton, SC passed away at her home on January 26, 2021. Born July 21, 1928 in Savanna, IL to George and Helen (Dunn) DeVere, she was raised in Savannah, GA and was a graduate of St. Vincent's Academy and Armstrong College. She was married to William B. Tarver on June 12, 1948. The couple lived briefly in Clemson, SC and Atlanta, GA before moving to the home in Bluffton that they shared until their deaths. She is survived by her children: William B. Tarver, JR of Bluffton, SC, Clare Jones of Atlanta, GA, Elizabeth Zipperer (Alex) of Savannah, GA, Helen Fe ...

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David Guritz - JAN 26, 2021

David Guritz

David Guritz died at his home in Atlanta, GA, on January 26, 2021.  A former officer in the United States Army, David was a graduate of the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and a retired pharmacist. He attended the University of Florida on a ROTC scholarship and was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. After working in Savannah, GA and Jacksonville, FL, Mr. Guritz helped open South Fulton Hospital in East Point, GA serving as Director of Pharmacy Services; he remained at South Fulton Hospital for the duration of his professional career, retiring after 35-plus years of service. ...

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John Louis Baroni Jr. - JAN 26, 2021

John Louis Baroni Jr.

On Tuesday, January 26, 2021, John Louis Baroni Jr. passed away at the age of 75.  John was born outside Pittsburgh in McDonald, PA. He was preceded in death by his father, mother and brother, John Louis Baroni, Sr., Erma Dire Baroni and Raymond Baroni. He is survived by his loving wife Barbara, his sisters Phyllis, Elaine and Joanne and his step-grandsons, Warner, Griffen and Finley. He graduated college from Penn State with a degree in electrical engineering and was a lifelong Steelers and Nittany Lions fan.  In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children ...

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Dr. Preston Russell - JAN 25, 2021

Dr. Preston Russell

Dr. Preston Russell passed away Monday evening in Atlanta. He was 79. He leaves behind a daughter, Lindsay, a son, Alex, and five grandchildren between them. But most of all, Dr. Russell leaves behind an astounding intellectual and artistic legacy. He was a true Renaissance man. Not only was Preston a pathologist who practiced at Savannah’s Memorial Medical Center for 27 years, he was an established painter. Self-taught, his paintings captured glimpses of his beloved Savannah and the surrounding area, all highlighted in the book “The Low Country: From Savannah to Charleston&rdqu ...

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Kenneth D. Bronson - JAN 24, 2021

Kenneth D. Bronson

Kenneth Dean Bronson, 91, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Riverview Health & Rehab.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time.   ...

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John H. Doeg - JAN 23, 2021

John H. Doeg

John Hope Doeg, 87, passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021 at his residence.  A full obituary will be posted at a later date.  ...

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Walter Emil Kessel, Jr. JAN 08, 1927 - JAN 23, 2021

Walter Emil Kessel, Jr.

Walter E. Kessel Jr., Born January 8, 1927, passed away peacefully on January 23, 2021. Walt was born in Savannah, the son of Walter E Kessel Sr.  and Elsa Oelschig Kessel. In 1950 Walt married Wray Potter Kessel, who preceded him in death 2008. He is survived by his niece, Dorothy Wray Potter Nash (Hugh O. Nash Jr., deceased); Great-nieces, Catherine Nash Elder (Kevin Elder) and Sarah Dawson Nash; Great-nephews, Hugh O. Nash III (Megan Ingleson Nash), and William Howland Nash (Sarah Statz Nash). Also survived by many great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews, as well as three prec ...

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Harry Wayne Holland OCT 20, 1948 - JAN 22, 2021

Harry Wayne Holland

Harry Wayne Holland of Whitemarsh Island, Georgia passed away Friday, January 22, 2021. He was 72 years old. Born October 20, 1948 in Savannah, Georgia, Harry was the son of the late James R. and Maudie Drake Holland. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Dianne Holland McMichael. Harry is survived by his sister, Kathy Holland Walton (Tom); niece, Rachel Knowlton (Keith); nephew, Jonathan Walton; brother-in-law, Thomas J. “Tom” McMichael; nephew, Gregg McMichael (Debbie); niece, Gail McMichael Brown; several great nieces and great nephews; and many close ...

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Lorraine V. Warlick - JAN 22, 2021

Lorraine V. Warlick

Lorraine V. Warlick, age 93, of Grand Rapids, MI, passed away January 22, 2021, with her daughters by her side. She was born in Grand Rapids in 1927, to the late John and Cora Vanden Bout. She was a member of Calvin Christian Reformed Church in Grand Rapids, MI.  In 1973, Lorraine married her true love Roger Warlick and moved to Savannah, GA, where they worked together tirelessly for Savannah's historic preservation and for the Armstrong Atlantic State University community where Roger taught. Lorraine and Roger were devoted to supporting causes related to their love for history, educa ...

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Iris Pittman Jones APR 07, 1941 - JAN 21, 2021

Iris Pittman Jones

Iris Pittman Jones, devoted wife and mother, passed away peacefully after a long illness on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at Memorial Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Iris was born in Anderson, SC on April 7, 1941 to the late Ira W. and Kathleen Pittman. She moved to Savannah more than 65 years ago. For many years, Iris directed the Stroke Survivor Group at First Presbyterian Church where she volunteered her time caring for others.   In addition to her parents, Iris was preceded in death by her brother, Bobby Pittman. Iris leaves behind her husband of 61 years, R ...

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Thelma Stanley Winter - JAN 21, 2021

Thelma Stanley Winter

Thelma Stanley Winter passed from this life into heaven on January 21, 2021 with Love surrounding her. Born August 6, 1930, in Savannah, Georgia, to Thelma Stephens Winter and Albert Louie Winter, Sr., she grew up in Pooler, Georgia, graduating from Marlow High School in 1947. She worked as a lab technician at Howard’s Laboratory, then Memorial Medical Center, retiring in 1990. Affectionately known as “Dinkie'' by those who knew her best, she had a quick smile and an infectious laugh. She was a 60-year cancer survivor, an experience that shaped her life, but due to her d ...

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Jerry Fair Findley JAN 24, 1942 - JAN 20, 2021

Jerry Fair Findley

Jerry Fair Findley, 78, passed away on January 20, 2021 at Ogeechee Area Hospice. He was born in Savannah, Ga. He proudly served for 4 years in U.S. Marines. He lived in Statesboro for the past 15 years. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Nevils, Ga. Jerry’s law enforcement career began as an officer with the Chatham County Police Department. He climbed the ladder to Lieutenant over the crime scene unit. He retired from the police department after 18 years of service. After retirement, Jerry accepted a police instructor position at the Georgia Public Safety Training Cente ...

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Lynford B. Hadwin - JAN 19, 2021

Lynford B. Hadwin

LYNFORD BARTOW HADWIN  SAVANNAH – Lynford Bartow Hadwin, 85, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.  Lynn, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Walter Eugene Hadwin (Ruby), was born in Furman, South Carolina on August 18, 1935, and moved to Savannah at an early age.  After graduating from Commercial High School in 1953, Lynn attended Armstrong College and Georgia Teacher’s College.  Lynn joined his brothers, Arden and Gene, in their operation of Central Motors, Inc. in his early 20’s.  He and his brother Arden were also real estate investo ...

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Kate Prior Everitt APR 15, 1941 - JAN 19, 2021

Kate Prior Everitt

Kate Prior Everitt, 79, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 surrounded by her family. Kaysie was born on April 15, 1941, the daughter of Kate Maddock Prior and James Roger Prior.  She and her sister, Lynn Prior Harrington, were raised in Trenton, NJ.  She attended The George School where she met the love of her life, Samuel Agar Everitt.  She later graduated from Colby Sawyer Jr. College and married Sambo in October 1962. Kaysie and Sambo lived in Mahwah, NJ and then settled in Wilton, CT where they raised their two children, James Raymond Everitt and Kate Everitt ...

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Gary Lee Boughner JUN 18, 1969 - JAN 19, 2021

Gary Lee Boughner

Gary Lee Boughner of Wilmington Island, Georgia passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 after a short battle with cancer. He was surrounded by his loved ones at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Georgia.  Gary Lee Boughner was the last of 11 children born to the late Donald Jackie “Jack” Boughner and Donna Boughner on June 18, 1969 in Port Huron Michigan. Gary, as everyone who knew him knew he was the “Host with the most”! He was never short with words or humor. The most remarkable thing about Gary was his passion for knowledge of the law. This is what ...

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June Ford Beacham - JAN 18, 2021

June Ford Beacham

June Ford Beacham, 82, passed away Monday, January 18, 2021 at Oceanside Nursing and Rehab. on Tybee Island.  She is survived by her two sons, Channing Beacham, and Jasper Beacham.  No service will be held at this time.   ...

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Lorraine G. Vickery AUG 13, 1953 - JAN 18, 2021

Lorraine G. Vickery

Lorraine G. Vickery 67, Loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend to all passed peacefully on January 18, 2021 surrounded by family. Lorraine was born in Long Island, New York. She was preceded in death by her mother, Wanda Jo Colton (Mercer), her father Walter Vincent Colton and her brother Lawrence Scott Colton (missing since 1979) she graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology in 1999. In 1991, she married the love of her life, Michael Van Vickery and resided in Flagler Beach Florida. She founded Samaritan Ministries in 2002 and ret ...

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Charles C. Taylor - JAN 18, 2021

Charles C. Taylor

Charles C. Taylor of Savannah, Georgia, died peacefully on January 18, 2021, after a short illness. He was 55 years old. Charles was the personification of a gentleman, sweet-natured and kind. He was born in Virginia, grew up in Tennessee, and spent most of his adult life in New York and Connecticut before moving to Savannah in 2013. He received a BFA from Bard College in upstate New York, and started his business career as Showroom Designer for Milliken and Company in Spartanburg, South Carolina. After moving to New York City, he was the Production and Operation Manager for Visual Merchand ...

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Eleanor Torrey West JAN 17, 1913 - JAN 17, 2021

Eleanor Torrey West

Eleanor Torrey West, known to her friends as “Sandy,” was born on January 17, 1913, and died on January 17, 2021, her 108th birthday.  While her life spanned an encyclopedia of world events, her own accomplishments in those 108 years affected the lives of many, including her family, countless friends, and the citizens of the State of Georgia. She was the daughter of Henry Norton and Nell Ford Torrey of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, and grew up between there and Savannah, Georgia. Her relationship with Ossabaw Island—one of the great loves of her life—began when her p ...

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Opal R. Pitts MAR 11, 1921 - JAN 16, 2021

Opal R. Pitts

Opal R. Pitts, passed away Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Station Exchange. She was born on March 11, 1921. Opal lived in Brunswick, GA and Altamonte Springs, FL. Before moving to Richmond Hill. She enjoyed walking, working out at the YMCA, Disney World, and anything chocolate! She was a Baptist for most of her life, but started attending Trinity Chapel United Methodist Church and Richmond Hill United Methodist Church when she moved back to Georgia. She was predeceased by her parents, L.V. and Sibyl Roberson; her husband, Joseph A. Pitts; her daughter, Evelyn P. Padgett; her sister, Berni ...

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John Stephen "Steve" Carlisle - JAN 16, 2021

John Stephen

Statesboro, Ga.- John Stephen Carlisle, of Wilmington Island, Ga., passed away after a brief illness on January 16, 2021. Born September 22, 1943 in Anderson, SC, Steve was the second child of the late William Mitchell and Phyllis Brennan Carlisle. Steve moved with his family to Aiken, SC in 1959, graduating from Aiken High School with the class of 1961. After honorably serving his country in the United States Air Force, Steve was discharged in 1966. A member of Sigma Phi Epsilon, he graduated from Georgia Southern University in 1969. After several stops on his career journey, includi ...

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Michael Doyle DEC 21, 1948 - JAN 16, 2021

Michael Doyle

Michael Doyle, age 72, died January 16, 2021 at Oceanside Health & Rehab. He is survived by his wife, Wanda Doyle.  No services are planned at this time.  ...

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Mitchell G. Rowe - JAN 15, 2021

Mitchell G. Rowe

Mitchell G. Rowe, 63, of Springfield, GA passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 in Savannah.  He was born September 15, 1957 in Savannah to the late Coy M. and Ollie Gentry Rowe.  Mitchell was a truck driver for AAA  Cooper Transportation.  He is survived by two daughters, his brothers, and several nieces, nephews, and many friends.       ...

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Virginia Baker Aliffi Castilian - JAN 15, 2021

Virginia Baker Aliffi Castilian

Virginia Baker Aliffi Castilian (94) died peacefully Friday, January 15, 2021, surrounded by her loving family. She was a native Savannahian and a graduate of Savannah High School. Virginia was a Cadet Nurse at St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing, Savannah, and Mount St. Agnes College, Baltimore, MD. She received a BSN from AASU. She worked for the Chatham County Health Department as one of only three Genetic Counselors for the State of Georgia. She ran the Genetics Clinic at Memorial Medical Center from the mid-70s to 1991, where she also performed newborn screenings and checking fo ...

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James Claude Vaughn MAR 18, 1933 - JAN 15, 2021

James Claude Vaughn

James Claude Vaughn of Savannah passed away peacefully at home on January 15, 2021. He was born on March 18, 1933 in Newberry, South Carolina.  He was son of the late Claude R. Vaughn and Helen Morris Vaughn. He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina and a Veteran of the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.  He was retired from Crawford & Company after a 35-year career. He was a member of Isle of Hope United Methodist Church, the German Heritage Society of Savannah, Zerubbabel Lodge no. 15 F. & A.M., Alee Shriners and Past Director of Savan ...

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Phillip J. Marson - JAN 15, 2021

Phillip J. Marson

Phillip J. Marson, 64, passed away Friday, January 15, 2021 at Memorial University Medical Center.  A Graveside Service will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 23, 2021 at the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.  ...

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Juanita Lee Sanson - JAN 14, 2021

Juanita Lee Sanson

Juanita Lee Sanson, 95, died peacefully on January 14, 2021 after a long and beautiful life.  Juanita, among other things, was a dedicated and loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She leaves behind two adult children, seven grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren who will miss her terribly but are thankful for the time we had with her. Juanita was a truly remarkable woman.  She grew up in relatively poor circumstances but became rich in her ability to serve others, to coax bright smiles from friends and family wh ...

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Deloss (Dee) Colson Freyermuth AUG 13, 1929 - JAN 13, 2021

Deloss (Dee) Colson Freyermuth

Tybee Island, GA Deloss (Dee) Colson Freyermuth passed away January 13, 2021. She was born August 13, 1929 in Charleston, SC.  She lived in Garden City, GA and for the past 48 years resided at Tybee Island, GA. She was predeceased by her husband of 65 years, Elbert (Curley) Freyermuth. She is survived by a daughter, Mary Yawn (husband Des), son Bruce Freyermuth (wife Jane), five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Burial will be private at Bonaventure Cemetery in Savannah, GA. In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Heritage Hospice, 3315 Hilltop Drive, Marietta, GA 300 ...

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John Harold Mulherin III - JAN 13, 2021

John Harold Mulherin III

John Harold Mulherin III, 62, of Athens, GA has passed away in Savannah, GA.  Surviving are his mother, Page Oxnard Mulherin; brother, Thomas Oxnard Mulherin; sisters, Ashley Mulherin Dollar (Rod), Louise Page Mulherin (Jeff Culley); niece, Abby Bishop (Cody); nephew, Jack Dollar; and best friend, Constance Buckley.  He is also survived by aunt, Marion Oxnard McKenna; uncle, Thomas Oxnard; 22 first cousins with whom he grew up in Savannah. Due to Covid restrictions, private family services are planned.     ...

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John Joseph Gedney JUN 08, 1956 - JAN 13, 2021

John Joseph Gedney

John Joseph Gedney, age 64, died January 13, 2021. He was a veteran of the U. S. Armed Forces. No services are planned at this time.  ...

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Betty Davenport JAN 29, 1929 - JAN 12, 2021

Betty Davenport

     Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Hatcher Davenport, 91, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.      Betty was born in Harlem, Georgia on January 29, 1929. She was the daughter of Hulon and Elizabeth (Bell) Hatcher of Harlem. She received her BS in Home Economics from the University of Georgia in 1950.  She married Edward Alton Davenport in 1951 and they moved to Savannah in 1953.  Betty taught for 25 years for the Chatham County Schools, mostly at Hesse Elementary, 5th grade.  She was active ...

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Franklin David Parker JUL 11, 1934 - JAN 11, 2021

Franklin David Parker

Franklin David Parker, 86, passed away Monday, January 11, 2021, at Savannah Square's Skilled Nursing Center in Savannah, Georgia.  David was born in Fort Valley, Georgia on July 11, 1934 to the late Alton David and Lucy Ford Parker, both of Fort Valley, Georgia.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bobby Lee Parker, of Milledgeville, Georgia.   David had a strong sense of community and civic pride.  During his years in Fort Valley, Georgia, he was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church.  He also served as a fo ...

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Elizabeth Mercer Hammond - JAN 11, 2021

Elizabeth Mercer Hammond

Click to access live stream - password is Family Elizabeth Mercer Hammond, wife of the late Christopher C. F. Hammond, Jr., passed away peacefully on January 11­­­ at the age of 102. Mrs. Hammond was born on August 10, 1918, in Savannah, GA.  Known to her friends as Libby and to family as “Zebie,” Mrs. Hammond lived more than 100 of her years in Savannah. As the niece of famed, Savannah-born songwriter Johnny Mercer, “Moon River” and the low country area were very special to her. Christened in Christ Episcopal Church as a child, Mrs. Hammond remai ...

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Anne K. Pearsall JUL 27, 1928 - JAN 09, 2021

Anne K. Pearsall

Savannah, Georgia  Anne K. Pearsall died of COVID complications on  January 9, 2021 What our Mom was most proud of, after her faith and family, was being a first-generation Italian American.  Her parents immigrated to this country in the early part of the 20th Century, and while never going back for a visit, they instilled a deep love of all things Italian in their seven children,  of which our Mom was number six.  Mom’s first language was Italian, and even after learning English, always spoke with an accent that was difficult to identify – definitely ...

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John W. Futral JUL 07, 1934 - JAN 09, 2021

John W. Futral

John W. Futral, (86), of Savannah, GA, died January 9, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was born in Savannah July 7, 1934 to the late Bertie Mae (Waters) Futral and the late Samuel F. Futral. After serving his country in the United States Air Force, John served his community as a firefighter with the City of Savannah Fire Department, retiring in 1994 after 31 years. A loving husband and father, he is remembered as a handsome Southern gentleman with a mischievous sense of humor. He is survived by his beloved wife of 63 years, Mary E. (Morton) Futral; siblings Samuel F. (Virginia) F ...

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Katheryn E. Walls AUG 17, 1949 - JAN 09, 2021

Katheryn E. Walls

Katheryn E. Walls, age 71, died peacefully in her sleep on January 9, 2021, after a long battle with congestive heart failure. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edward F. Walls Jr, and Beverly Bridges Walls, and her brother, David F. Walls. Surviving are her son, Timothy Walls; brother, Stanley Walls; and sister-in-law, June Walls. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, January 29, 2021 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, 7200 Hodgson Memorial Drive, Savannah, GA. The family wishes to thank Katheryn's caregivers at Oceanside Health and Rehabilitation and ...

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Ruth Brigdon Ulmer - JAN 08, 2021

Ruth Brigdon Ulmer

Ruth LaVerne Brigdon Ulmer, 92, passed away Friday, January 8, 2021 at her daughter’s home in Savannah.  She was born April 12, 1928 in Savannah, GA to the late Newton Jasper Brigdon and Laudess Adams James.  She attended Commercial High School.  Mrs. Ulmer was a former member of Calvary Baptist Temple and was a member of Cresthill Baptist Church.  She was a longtime bookkeeper for various companies throughout Savannah, including her family business, Ulmer Plumbing and Heating, as well at a bookkeepr for Meddin Brothers.  She enjoyed painting, and in her senior y ...

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Dr. Steven W. Theis - JAN 08, 2021

Dr. Steven W. Theis

Steve Theis passed away at home, where he wanted to be, on Friday January 8, after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He was 77. Steve was born in Barberton, Ohio on September 24, 1943, to Francis Theis and Helen Jean Wickizer Theis. He graduated from Mt. Lebanon High School in Pennsylvania where he played baseball and basketball. He went to Wabash College in Crawfordsville Indiana. He always said, he went to Wabash because they allowed dogs in their classrooms. From there Steve attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and graduated in 1969. He did an internship and g ...

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Jan Hendry - JAN 08, 2021

Jan Hendry

Jan Hendry, 71, passed away peacefully in the early hours of January 8th, 2021, from complications due to COVID-19, a mere 8 weeks after her diagnosis.   Unlike many families facing this horrible disease, she was blessed to be comfortable at home with her daughter, Sarah, and daughter in law, Chelsea, by her side. Jan was a resilient spirit who overcame many challenges to find joy and happiness. Failed by the foster system many times, Jan eventually ventured out on her own as a young teenager, determined to make her life better for herself.  She was an incredibly hard worker ...

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Larry W. Thompson NOV 24, 1947 - JAN 07, 2021

Larry W. Thompson

Larry W. “LT” Thompson, 73, of Savannah, GA died January 7th, 2021 at Candler Hospital after a long, hard battle with COVID. He was born in Savannah, GA on November 24th, 1947 to the late Weldon (PeeWee) Thompson and Marion Thompson. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Dorsey and his brother, William R. Knight, III. He is survived by his fiancé of 10 years, Trish Jones, his daughter, Kellie Thompson Jenkins, his son, Ross Thompson and wife Sarah, his grandchildren, Preslie and Walker, and Bryson, his sister-in-law, Ann Knight.  He is also survived ...

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Timothy James "Lucky" Flanagan JUL 12, 1958 - JAN 07, 2021

Timothy James

Timothy James Flanagan, 62, died Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Candler Hospital. The North Charleston, SC native was born July 12, 1958 to the late Leonard and Carolyn Flanagan.  Prior to graduating from Tompkins High School in 1977, Timothy attended Savannah High School, where he was a bass drummer in the Blue Jacket Marching Band. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was honorably discharged as SP4. Timothy was a member of East Savannah Church of God. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He enjoyed helping his neighbor, Ms. Nancy care for her horses and alw ...

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Arlene O'Neill Wilhelm OCT 22, 1956 - JAN 06, 2021

Arlene O'Neill Wilhelm

Arlene O’Neill Wilhelm, a long time resident of Savannah, GA and current resident of Fernandina Beach, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away January 6th, 2021.  She was born October 22nd, 1956 in Biloxi, Mississippi to the late Robert and Irene O’Neill of Savannah, GA. She is survived by her beloved husband of 20 years, Lawrence Joseph Wilhelm, two sons; Steven Edward Collins and his wife Dawn Smith Collins, Christopher Robert Collins and his wife Jennifer Moesch Collins, step daughter Heidi Wilhelm Hall and her fiancé Tyler Trehern, step daughter Victoria ...

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Margaret Strickland Davis - JAN 06, 2021

Margaret Strickland Davis

Margaret Strickland Davis, 76, passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2021.  She was born in Goldsboro, NC, daughter of Irvin and Margaret Coats Strickland.  Mrs. Davis and her husband Herbert, moved to Savannah in 1972 where she was a stay-at-home mom to their two children, Glynn and Eric.  She later went to work for the United Way where she remained until she retired after 30 years of service as Financial Director.  Mrs. Davis was a Baptist and an avid doll collector.  Other than his parents, she was preceded in death by her sons, Glynn and Eric Davis and her brot ...

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Mao Thi Nguyen AUG 15, 1929 - JAN 06, 2021

Mao Thi Nguyen

After more than 70 years of marriage, 10 children, two adopted children, many grandchildren and great grandchildren, our kind, generous, loving and remarkable mother, Mao Thi Nguyen, entered peacefully into eternal rest on January 6, 2021 at the age of 91 surrounded by her loved ones. Born in Phuong Nghia Kontum, Vietnam on August 15, 1929, Mao was the third child of Nguyen Thi Sang and Nguyen Quon.  She married her husband, Le Chieu, in 1950.  In 1991, Mao and her husband along with her five youngest children came to the United States and settled in Savannah, GA.  Her remain ...

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Fenton Alexander Ludtke JUN 24, 1923 - JAN 06, 2021

Fenton Alexander Ludtke

“I am a writer.” That’s the way Fenton proudly liked to define himself. He died Wednesday, January 6, 2021 in Savannah, Georgia. He was 97. Fen’s career spanned over 60 years as a news reporter and editor, advertising creative director, public relations executive, and author. Born in Detroit, MI June 24, 1923, he was the son of Fenton Ernst and Lillian Ludtke. He grew up in Highland Park, MI, and graduated from Cranbrook preparatory school in Bloomfield Hills, MI. He entered Dartmouth College in 1942, and left in 1943 to join the U.S. Army’s 503rd Military Poli ...

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Madelaine Louise Buckalew Harkins MAY 21, 1947 - JAN 06, 2021

Madelaine Louise Buckalew Harkins

Madelaine Louise Buckalew Harkins, 73, surrounded by her family, went to be with her Savior at 4:10 p.m. on Wednesday January 6, 2021. Madelaine was not afraid, but said it must be God's will, and was excited to see her father and loved ones already in glory.  Madelaine was born in Atlanta at 1:17pm on May 21, 1947 at Crawford W. Long Memorial Hospital .The firstborn of Henry Douglas Buckalew and Jewell Roberts, Madelaine later welcomed her baby brother, Henry Douglas Buckalew, Jr. to their family. Madelaine met the love of her life Louis Baker Harkins, Jr. in Savannah at Ardsle ...

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Barbara Jean Gray Eure - JAN 06, 2021

Barbara Jean Gray Eure

Mrs. Barbara Jean Gray Eure, 79, a resident of Deatsville, AL passed away on January 6, 2021. Mrs. Eure was retired from CSX Railroad as a clerk. She was preceded in death by her parents, Theodore Sexton and Unavista Suttle Gray. She is survived by her son, Carl Edward Manning, Jr.; daughters, Kelli Bath (Chris), Ami Manning, Tia Adams (John); brother, Theodore Gray; seven grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or to Elmore County Humane Shelter in her memory. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 ...

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Virginia Caceras - JAN 04, 2021

Virginia Caceras

Virginia Leigh Caceras, 92, of Savannah, passed away January 4,2021 at Oceanside Healthcare and Rehab. She was born in Salisbury, NJ, but has lived in Savannah since 1965. She was a longtime active board member of the International Seamen’s House. She is predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Walter Caceras. She is survived by her daughter, Debra Shipman of Florida and her granddaughter, Amanda Shipman of Oregon. The family wishes to thank the staff at Oceanside for their wonderful care of Vir ginia. Burial will be private. ...

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Jim R. Hamrick JUL 18, 1929 - JAN 04, 2021

Jim R. Hamrick

Jim R. Hamrick passed away Monday, January 4, 2021, after a brief illness.  He was surrounded by his family and had received loving care from Riverview Health and Hospice Savannah.  Born July 18, 1929, in Shelby, NC, he was the son of the late William Harold and Sarah Adelaide Houser Hamrick.  He was a graduate of Shelby High School and the University of North Carolina (’51), where he lettered in Track and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order.  He was a proud U.S. Marine and was honorably discharged as a First Lieutenant at the age of 24, when he returned home to hel ...

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Sybil Louise Lincoln - JAN 03, 2021

Sybil Louise Lincoln

Sybil Louise Farrow Lincoln, 100, passed away Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Candler Hospital.  She was born September 17, 1920 in Calhoun, GA to the late Wiley Baxter Farrow and Senie Ann Todd Lincoln.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years William R. Lincoln, Jr.  She attended Compassion Christian Church.  Surviving are two daughters, Jane L. Bundy (Jim) of Washington, GA, and Debbie Bennett of Savannah, three sons, Bobby Lincoln (Elizabeth) of Baton Rouge, LA, Marion Lincoln (Sandy) of Faulkville, GA, and Danny Lincoln (Sally) of Commerce, GA, as well as nu ...

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Dennis Joseph Lales - JAN 02, 2021

Dennis Joseph Lales

Dennis J. Lales, 61, of Savannah, passed away peacefully on the morning of January 2, 2021. Dennis was born on April 24, 1959, in Savannah, Georgia. He graduated from Blessed Sacrament Catholic School and Benedictine Military School, class of 1977. He then attended the University of Georgia before returning to Savannah to work in construction management. He later went on to start his own construction business. In recent years, he worked as the maintenance technician at Abercorn Rehabilitation Center. Every fall, he enjoyed cheering (and commiserating over) the Georgia Bulldawgs. He was prof ...

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Richard Lane - JAN 02, 2021

Richard Lane

Richard Lee “Ricky” Lane, 65, Loving father, brother, uncle, and gramps, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021 in Savannah.  He was born November 1, 1955 in Japan to the late Colonel Hallie C. Lane and Penny Lane.  He was a commercial fisherman known to many as “The Crab Man”, and also worked at the Georgia Ports as member of the ILA.  He was married to his wife Linda Kay Lane of 35 years, who also preceded him in death.  He was the snack king with the biggest sweet tooth, which made him the favorite uncle and gramps to most.  He was patientl ...

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Jayce Theron Ramage, Jr. DEC 31, 1941 - JAN 02, 2021

Jayce Theron Ramage, Jr.

Jayce Theron Ramage, Jr., 79, passed away Saturday, January 2, 2021 at his home in South Harbor, Savannah. Jayce was born in Charleston, SC, and attended Savannah High School, Armstrong State College, and Georgia Southern University. Jayce also served his country in the U.S. Army before a 36-year career with Allstate. Jayce was a loving husband, brother, father, grandfather, and a friend to many. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and sunsets on Tybee Island. He was known for his sense of humor, practical jokes, and keeping secrets in a good game of hide-and-go seek with his granddaughters. ...

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Suzan Cary Welton NOV 26, 1944 - JAN 02, 2021

Suzan Cary Welton

Press here to view video slideshow   Suzan Cary Welton, of Savannah, GA transitioned peacefully, with her life partner at her side, on January 2, 2021. Suzan was born to Earl Welton and Samie Bird Welton on November 26, 1944 in St Louis City, Missouri. Suzan was a graduate of Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri and went on to a long and distinguished career in the fashion Industry starting with the iconic Stix Baer & Fuller Dept store in St Louis. Then off to I. Magnin in San Francisco and from there to Jordan Marsh in Florida. Next stop was Bonwit Teller in New York. S ...

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Brenda Jean Grooms - JAN 02, 2021

Brenda Jean Grooms

Brynda Jean Ferrier Grooms, While Under Savannah Hospice, Inc. Care, Passed Away Saturday Evening, Jan 2, 2021 At Her Home On Whitemarsh Island, Georgia With Her Husband, Tommy, And Sister-In-Law, Janice, At Her Bedside and Her ‘Gift From God’, Therapy Kitty “Miss Baby Pawz’, Sitting On Her Hospice Hospital Bed With Her, Comforting Brynda As She Passed On To Heaven. Brynda Was Predeceased By Her Parents, Douglas Ferrier & Lillian Ferrier Kennedy & StepFather, Jerrius Kennedy, USAF (Ret), & Special FurBabies, Miss ‘Mimi’ Pawz & Miss ‘ ...

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John Diedrich Quante AUG 03, 1925 - JAN 02, 2021

John Diedrich Quante

Savannah native John Diedrich Quante died peacefully January 2, 2021 at St Joseph's Hospital following a stroke. His daughter Dianne and doctor, Karen Turner, were with him. John and identical twin Albert were born August 3, 1925, the youngest of seven brothers and sisters. John was honored to have served his country over the span of three Wars including WWII ( U.S. Navy) , Korea (USAF) and Vietnam (GAANG). During WWII, John along with his identical twin, Albert, left school to join the U.S. Navy with their permission of their parents. He served aboard the Destroyer USS Ross in the Paci ...

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Mircea S. Constantinescu, M.D. APR 12, 1924 - JAN 01, 2021

Mircea S. Constantinescu, M.D.

Mircea S. Constantinescu, M.D. died January 1, 2020.  The New Jersey native lived in Savannah for a number of years.  He is survived by his wife, Maria P. Constantineseu, and other relatives. A private service will be held.  ...

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Mary Sallie Plaspohl JUL 07, 1930 - JAN 01, 2021

Mary Sallie Plaspohl

Mary Sallie Plaspohl died on January 1, 2021 in Savannah, GA.  She is survived by her son, David Plaspohl, daughter-in-law, Sara Plaspohl, and granddaughter, Libby Plaspohl Hale. She was born in Swainsboro, GA on July 7, 1930. She graduated from Swainsboro High School in 1946 as class valedictorian. She then attended Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA. She moved to Savannah and married Jimmy Plaspohl in 1949. They were happily married 64 years until 2013 when Jimmy passed away. She worked for more than two decades at the Savannah Social Security Administration office w ...

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Winifred Smith Alley JUN 27, 1926 - JAN 01, 2021

Winifred Smith Alley

Winifred S. Alley died peacefully on Friday, January 1, 2021 surrounded by members of her loving family. Winifred was born in 1926 in Birmingham, Alabama, the second of four children born to Paul E. and Winifred R. Smith. Although she grew up during the Depression, her family always had enough food to eat thanks to her grandparents’ farm in South Alabama that produced abundant meat, milk, and vegetables. Winifred was educated in Birmingham public schools and later attended Montevallo College in Montevallo, Alabama, where she received her B.S. in Education. Although she never would ...

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Anna Lou Garrison Hayden NOV 28, 1949 - DEC 31, 2020

Anna Lou Garrison Hayden

Anna Lou Garrison Hayden 28 November 1949 – 31 December 2020 Ann Hayden passed away on New Year’s Eve, one of her favorite days of the year, surrounded by her family at her home in Savannah, Georgia, after a valiant battle with cancer. She was seventy-one. Born in Clairfield, Tennessee, on 28 November 1949 to Betty Mae Garrison, she was raised among a large extended family and a close-knit community of neighbors in Dorton Branch, Kentucky. Ann spent her childhood playing with her friends and cousins, listening to music, playing softball, and laughing with friends on the po ...

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Dr. Ann Sinnott Considine - DEC 30, 2020

Dr. Ann Sinnott Considine

Dr. Ann Sinnott Considine of Savannah, GA, loving wife and mother, passed away on December 30, 2020. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 65 years, John (Jack) Murray Considine, Sr. and is survived by their five children; Kenneth J. Considine of St. Augustine, FL; Brian F. Considine and his wife Chantal Gaudry Considine of Savannah; Denise Considine Thompson of Savannah and her late husband John Francis Thompson; Francine Considine Ware and her husband Dr. James J. Ware of Savannah; and Dr. John M. Considine, Jr. and his wife Tiffany Kurtz Considine of Savannah. She is also survive ...

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Alvin Brown NOV 09, 1945 - DEC 30, 2020

Alvin Brown

Alvin Brown, age 75, passed away on December 30, 2020.  Alvin was a native of Savannah and a graduate of Savannah High School and Armstrong State College.  While at Armstrong he was a member of the 1965 baseball team and served two years as student manager of the basketball team.  Alvin was a life member of the American Public Works Association and was elected the Georgia Chapter president in 1996.  He retired as the vehicle maintenance director for the City of Savannah after 31 years of service and was a United States Air Force veteran (1968-1971). Alvin is survived by ...

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David Arthur Bruyette NOV 29, 1954 - DEC 29, 2020

David Arthur Bruyette

David was born November 29, 1954 to David J. and Evelyn Bruyette in St. Albans, Vermont.  David attended schools in Swanton, Vermont and graduated from MVUHS.  He worked for the Abenaki Nation for several years before moving to Savannah, GA.  David enjoyed the outdoors and worked for many years in the landscaping business.  He died December 29, 2020 after several years of illnesses.  He was predeceased by his parents, David and Evelyn, and by his sister, Linda. He leaves behind his sisters, Chris Ferrelle and Susan Bruyette both of Savannah and his brother J ...

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John Charles Griffin, Jr. - DEC 29, 2020

John Charles Griffin, Jr.

John Griffin passed away December 29, 2020. He had been employed at TICO for 15 years. John is survived by his son, James Mensing (Sarah); grandchildren, Georgia, Michael, James, Jr. and Olivia; mother, Sara Nichols; brothers, Michael Griffin (Becky) and David Griffin; sister, Jamie Kennedy (Mark); nephews, Justus and Daniel Griffin, and Amir Shrazy;  niece, Amber Cook (Sammy); great niece and nephew Grace and Ethan Cook. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January 4, 2021 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.  ...

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June Vietry - DEC 28, 2020

June Vietry

June Vietry, 72, of Cranston, Rhode Island passed away Monday, December 28th with her children by her side. Mother, grandmother, sister, nurse, friend, dog lover, latte queen, chief Christmas Elf and Superhero, she was the absolute best.  Born in Johnson, daughter of the late George Cunha and Dorothy Barlow, sister of George Cunha and the late Robert Cunha. Wife and first mate to the late Robert ‘Bob’ Vietry. June spent her entire career dedicating herself to helping others as a registered nurse, only retiring from Omega Medical Research after her cancer diagnosis. Mom ...

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Lillie Mae Elliott - DEC 27, 2020

Lillie Mae Elliott

Lillie Mae Elliott-Russell, 93, entered into rest on December 27, 2020 at Riverview Rehabilitation and Nursing Home in Savannah. Devoted wife to the late Walter Elliott and K.A. Russelll; Lillie was the eldest of six children born to the late Harvey McGahee and Zinnie Bargeron. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  In addition to her husband, her father and mother, Lillie was predeceased by two sisters, Florence Evelyn Bennett and Virgina Oglesby; two brothers, Gary and Fred L. McGahee; a son Philip Sapp, and a grandson, Ron Quinn. Lillie leaves ...

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Alice Jo Giddens - DEC 27, 2020

Alice Jo Giddens

Savannah, Georgia - Alice Jo Lane Giddens, 98, died December 27th, 2020, at Harmony at Savannah. Alice Jo was a spirited Southern belle with boundless energy and creativity who influenced the lives of all around her. She was known for her heartfelt prayers, her eloquent letters, and her generosity to others less fortunate. Alice Jo Lane grew up on a farm in Bulloch County with her parents, Mary and Emory Lane, her brother, Jones Lane, and her sister, Betty Lane. She was a child of the Depression, and she learned how to stretch a dollar, create a meal from scraps, sew her own clothes, and ...

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Nona Kunz Baechle MAY 09, 1926 - DEC 27, 2020

Nona Kunz Baechle

Mrs. Nona Baechle, a devoted loving mother and wife, passed away on December 27, 2020.  She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 65 years, Robert J. Baechle, and is survived by seven children, Robert L. Baechle of Dallas, TX, Daniel A. Baechle of Yorkville, IL (Kathryn), Clare Dykeman of Charlotte, NC (David), Ellen McCabe of Hot Springs, AR (Patrick), Joseph Baechle of Savannah, James Baechle of Cumming, GA (Darlene), and Nona Dutton of Savannah (Kevin). Mrs. Baechle was also the mother of the late Barbara Lindsey of Cincinnati, OH (Tom). She is also survived by eleven grandchild ...

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Mark Mulherin - DEC 27, 2020

Mark Mulherin

Mark Edwin Mulherin of Savannah, Ga. died on December 27th, 2020 at his home on Colonel’s Island, Ga. Mark was a native Savannahian and a lifelong resident of this area. He was the son of the late Dr. Joseph and Lena Morris Mulherin. He attended Benedictine Military High School (Class of 1981) and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1988. He was a successful businessman, owning and operating the number one Zaxby’s franchise in the entire chain for a number of years. He was also an accomplished weightlifter in his younger years, winning several 1st place bench press titles i ...

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Tuan Ngoc Ly MAY 20, 1938 - DEC 25, 2020

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Roger Dale Banister OCT 11, 1951 - DEC 25, 2020

Roger Dale Banister

Roger Dale Banister, 69, passed away on December 25, 2020. Roger leaves behind his wife of 31 years, Beryl; daughter, Katrina; son, Corey (Corrine); brother, Charlie (Donna); sister, Pat (Bob); four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. A family service will be planned for a later date.   ...

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Jennifer Ann Nease Saldano APR 11, 1982 - DEC 25, 2020

Jennifer Ann Nease Saldano

Jennifer Ann Nease Saldano, 38, died unexpectedly on Christmas morning, December 25, 2020. The lifelong resident of Savannah found joy in helping others. She will forever be remembered for her big heart and contagious smile. She was kind, brave, and gifted with a heart willing to forgive.  Jennifer leaves behind her husband, Henry Saldano; a daughter and son-in-law, Destiny and Cody Wilson; two sons, Michael and Tristian Campbell; her mother and stepfather, Annette and Jimmy Shelton; father, Martin Nease; her brother and best friend, Martin Nease, Jr. and his wife, He ...

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Janice H. Johnson - DEC 24, 2020

Janice H. Johnson

Janice H. Johnson, age 62, died under the care of Hospice on December 24, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thaddeus Harmon Johnson and parents, William A. (Billy) and Marion H. Hammock. She was a graduate of Hershel V. Jenkins High School and worked for Southern States Company for over ten years. Janice was known for her fun-loving spirit and passion for food. She is survived by her only daughter and light of her life, Janie Johnson, and grandson, Sylas Sprinkle, her pride and joy; sister, Patricia H. Jacobs (Paul), brother, William A. Hammock (Debi); and several nieces and ...

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Edna Mae Garren Gillis - DEC 22, 2020

Edna Mae Garren Gillis

Edna Mae Garren Gillis, 84, passed away Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at Memorial University Medical Center.  She was born July 5, 1936 in Ashboro, North Carolina to the late John Henry and Ollie Mae Lamb Garren.  Mrs. Gillis was retired from the Savannah Golf Club, where she served as the bookkeeper for over 25 years.  She was a member of North Salem Baptist Church and the American Business Women’s Association, where she was a past President. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John “Johnny” W. Gillis, Jr., granddaughter, Alic ...

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Allen B. Grant, Jr. JAN 13, 1952 - DEC 22, 2020

Allen B. Grant, Jr.

Allen B. Grant, Jr., 68 years old, passed away on December 22nd, 2020.  Allen was born January 13, 1952 in Dillon, SC.  He was a long time owner of The Charcoal Grill.  He was loved by many and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his mother, Ella Mae Grant; sister, Sharon Monroe; daughter, Lindsey Reiser; and son, Allen Grant, III.  He was preceded in death by his father, Allen Grant, Sr. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  Contributions in memory of Allen may be made to First Baptist Church, 400 N. 4th Avenue, Dillon, SC  29536. ...

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Lee Hutchinson Ullman - DEC 21, 2020

Lee Hutchinson Ullman

Lee Hutchinson Ullman, 74, died on Monday, December 21, 2020.  She was born in Ft. Myers, Florida, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. W.E. Hutchinson, Jr.  She is survived by her daughter, Susan Regets and was preceded in death by her son, Albert Wylly Garmany, III. A graveside service was held on Thursday, December 24, 2020 in the Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.    ...

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Robert Charles McFalls JAN 03, 1947 - DEC 21, 2020

Robert Charles McFalls

Robert Charels McFalls, age 73, died December 21, 2020.  The Illinois native lived in Savannah several years, and was a retired truck driver. Surviving are two sons, Chris McFalls and Bobby McFalls. A service will be held at a future date.  ...

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Thomas Robinson Myrick JUL 27, 1951 - DEC 20, 2020

Thomas Robinson Myrick

Thomas Robinson Myrick died peacefully on December 20, 2020, in his home at Wild Heron that he cherished so much. Those acres on the river and the marsh nourished his body and his soul his entire life. He was born in Savannah on July 27, 1951, to the late Alice Barrow and Shelby Myrick, Jr. His grandparents were the late Mary Robinson and Shelby Myrick of Savannah and Loyce Smith and Thomas Barrow of Pelham, Georgia. Tommy graduated from Savannah Country Day School, and, as an alumnus of the University of Georgia, he was a great fan of his Georgia Bulldogs. At UGA he was a member of Sigma Alph ...

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Charles "Charlie"Kohler OCT 29, 1935 - DEC 20, 2020


Charles Kohler, “Charlie”, flew west December 20, 2020 to join Jesus Christ and the family of God. As a professional aviator for over 60 years, he looked for and found the Lord Jesus Christ in every part of His creation. In Him, Charlie found a Flight Manual that did not have removable pages. In many “near misses” God protected and preserved him for over 26,000 hours aloft. Charlie loved God’s Word and taught Sunday School for 42 years. Charlie was born to Herbert and Velma Kohler on October 29, 1935 in Danville, Illinois. He met the love of his life, Joyce (Pa ...

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Annie E. Owston APR 28, 1937 - DEC 20, 2020

Annie E. Owston

Annie Elisabeth Owston died peacefully on Sunday, December 20, 2020 surrounded by her loving family.  Annie was born in 1937 in Bordeaux, France to the late Vladimir and Germaine Birnbaum. She graduated from high school in France in 1955 and was a 1997 graduate of Georgia Southern University. Annie worked for many years as a substitute teacher in Chatham County. In addition to her parents, Annie is preceded in death by a daughter, Teresa Foster and a sister, Jinette Robec. Annie leaves behind her husband, Robert Owston; a daughter, Michelle Foster; grandson, Christian F ...

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Jeanne Z. Smith DEC 09, 1947 - DEC 19, 2020

Jeanne Z. Smith

Jeanne Z. Smith, 73, passed into Heaven on Saturday, December 19, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital after a long illness. She was an active member of Compassion Christian Church, East Campus. She is predeceased by her parents, Hazel Smith Zipperer and William L. Zipperer, son Robert C. Smith, Jr, and her husband of 43 years, Robert C. Smith, Sr. Jeanne is survived by her 3 sons, Kevin Ainsworth, (Codi-Ann), Derek Ainsworth, and Ross Smith, (Candice), brother, W.C. Zipperer (Freya), sister, Sandy Carter Jurgensen (John) and six grandchildren. Graveside service will be at Forest Lawn ...

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Charlotte E. Crake JAN 20, 1931 - DEC 18, 2020

Charlotte E. Crake

Charlotte E. Crake, 89, died Friday, December 18th, 2020 at her home in Savannah. Charlotte was born in Koln, Germany on the 20th of January 1931, where she spent her childhood. She emigrated to San Francisco in 1950, and it is there that she met and married her late husband of 56 years, William (Bill) Crake. Together they raised four children, while working and living in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tahiti, Vanuatu, Germany, and New Zealand. They retired to Maui before eventually settling in Savannah, GA. Charlotte enjoyed many years working for the Marin County Health and Sheriff’s D ...

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Dona Hamrick Brantley - DEC 18, 2020

Dona Hamrick Brantley

Dona Susan Hamrick Brantley, 66, passed away Friday, December 18, 2020 at Memorial University Medical Center.   ...

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Janice Sapp Castles - DEC 17, 2020

Janice Sapp Castles

Janice Louise Sapp Castles, died Thursday, December 17, 2020 in Savannah, GA. She was born in Savannah and the Family resided there until their move to New Jersey. They returned to Savannah when Janice was a third grader. She graduated from Savannah High school. Janice was awarded a Sallie Maude Jones Scholarship to attend Armstrong Junior college. She received the Associate in Arts degree. Academic achievements, scholarships, and Campus jobs enabled Janice to continue her studies at the University of Georgia. She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS degree in Secondary Education Janice was ...

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Nedra Sharpe Hendrix - DEC 16, 2020

Nedra Sharpe Hendrix

Nedra Sharpe Hendrix, 82, passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2020 at her home on Tybee Island.  She was born October 22, 1938 in Charleston, SC to the late Paul Julian Sharpe and Althea Poythress Sharpe.  Mrs. Hendrix was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Tybee and the Women’s Auxiliary of the American Legion Post 154 on Tybee.  She was retired from the Department of Agriculture as an Inspector. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Retired Colonel Jamie R. Hendrix, and her brother, Paul Julian Sharpe, Jr. She is ...

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Donald P. Kipp APR 15, 1937 - DEC 15, 2020

Donald P. Kipp

Donald P. Kipp, tax accountant, father of two and husband for 60 years to the former Betty Milligan of Birmingham, Mich. died on December 15, 2020 at the Oaks at the Marshes of Skidaway Island.  He was 83. Don was born in Detroit on April 15, 1937.  He lived in Highland Park, Mich. and moved to Birmingham where he graduated from Birmingham High School.  He received his BA degree from Denison University and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He married Betty in 1960, had two children and joined the former Deloitte Haskins and Sells before moving to New York City i ...

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Freida Harley Groover Dzielinski - DEC 15, 2020

Freida Harley Groover Dzielinski

Freida Harley Groover Dzielinski passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 15, 2020 at the age of 101. Freida was born January 13, 1919 in Savannah, Georgia and predeceased by her parents Edwin and Lucille Metzger Harley.  She graduated from Commercial High School and attended Georgia State College for Women. She taught school in Clyo, Georgia and retired from the City of Savannah Finance Department after 36 years. Freida was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, The Georgia Salzburger Society, The Daughters of the American Revolution (Bonaventure Chapter ...

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Alma "Gladys" Holt NOV 26, 1922 - DEC 15, 2020


Alma "Gladys" Holt (nee Campbell), formerly of Newark, OH, died peacefully at home with family on December 15, 2020, in Tybee Island, GA, at the age of 98 years. Gladys was born on November 26, 1922, in Glenhayes, WV, the daughter of James Samuel and Elsie Meade Campbell. Gladys spent her early life in West Virginia but an adventurous spirit carried her away from the Appalachian Mountains. At the age of 16 she moved to Huntington, WV, to start a career and later enlisted in the US Navy, in 1943, as a Navy WAVE during WWII at which time she completed training in Bronx, NY and at Hu ...

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Cecil Knox Daniel, Jr. - DEC 14, 2020

Cecil Knox Daniel, Jr.

Cecil Knox Daniel, Jr. passed away peacefully at home Monday, December 14. A native of Glennville, Georgia, he had been a Savannah resident since 1972. He was the son of the late Cecil Knox Daniel, Sr. and Mary Buxton Daniel. He was a graduate of Georgia Military Academy in College Park and The University of Georgia. Cecil began his career in broadcast media with WKIG Radio in Glennville while still in high school. After obtaining his degree in Radio TV & Film, he worked for WSAV-Television for many years, a job he loved. In the mid 80’s, he left the station and formed Daniel Vide ...

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Lola E. MacCauley AUG 19, 1929 - DEC 14, 2020

Lola E. MacCauley

Lola Diana Erickson MacCauley, 91, passed away peacefully on December 14, 2020 at Azalealand Nursing Home.  Lola was born August 19, 1929 in Brooklyn, NY to Captain Bert and Dagmar Erickson, immigrants from Norway and Sweden.  Lola was a first generation American.   Lola met her future husband, Frank, a WWII Navy Veteran, while working as his father’s secretary for American Machine and Foundry in New York City.  Lola and Frank were married in 1947.  Frank was transferred to Savannah with Southern Nitrogen in 1955.  Lola and Frank had two children, ...

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W.H. (Bill) Lindner, Jr. - DEC 14, 2020

W.H. (Bill) Lindner, Jr.

Bill was born on January 28, 1925. He died peacefully on the evening of December 14, 2020 at his home on Spanish Hammock. Bill was 95 years old. Bill was a World War II Veteran. He was always good at math and when he joined the service he was initially sent to school in Pensacola Florida to be trained as an aviation metal smith. After two weeks the Pensacola trade school was moved to Norman, Oklahoma and Bill along with 500 sailors and marines  boarded a troop train and headed to training. Bill was later transferred to Corpus Christi, Texas. Bill was a trumpet player in his high school ...

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Rabun Lamar Jeffers NOV 20, 1932 - DEC 12, 2020

Rabun Lamar Jeffers

Rabun Jeffers, age 88, of Savannah, GA, passed away unexpectedly on December 12, 2020, of natural causes.  He had a wide circle of friends and admirers and found joy in serving others. Born on November 20, 1932 in Sylvania, GA, and raised in Savannah, Rabun was the son of the late Laurie and Rabun Jeffers.  A gifted athlete, he participated in every sport offered at the Jenkins Boys Club.  Rabun was also active in Boy Scouts and was inducted into the Order of the Arrow.  He was so proud of his two Eagle Scout grandsons. Rabun graduated from Commercial High School, whe ...

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James J. (Jim) Broderick - DEC 11, 2020

James J. (Jim) Broderick

Jim was born on March 30, 1929 to Christine (Murphy) and James J. Broderick, Sr. in Manchester, New Hampshire and was raised in North Adams, Massachusetts. He graduated from M.I.T. with a degree in Chemical Engineering and received his Master’s in Chemical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.  He also earned his M.B.A from Rutgers University. He received a direct Officers Commission with the US. Army Chemical Corps and served a two-year tour of duty at the Army Chemical and Biological Corps. He worked in many capacities at American Cyanamid, based out of Bo ...

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Clarence B. Higby - DEC 11, 2020

Clarence B. Higby

Clarence Bailey Higby passed away peacefully at home on December 11th of Primary Progressive Aphasia, surrounded by his family. Clare was born on September17, 1937 in Mt. Clemens Michigan to Clarence C & Mary B Higby. He spent his early years on a farm in Romeo MI. After the death of his father, his mother moved he and his two younger sisters into the Village of Romeo. Clare graduated from Romeo High School and then the University of Michigan. He worked for a year at the Continental Bank of Chicago, but returned to Michigan to join the Air Force Reserves and attend Michigan State Univer ...

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Johnny Edenfield - DEC 11, 2020

Johnny Edenfield

Johnny Edenfield, 72, passed away Friday, December 11, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  He was born in Metter, son of the late J.R. and Hazel Smith Edenfield. Johnny was reared in Metter where he attended local schools and later attended college in Americus.  He was drafted in the United States Army and served during the Vietnam War.  He moved to Savannah in 1965 and began his working career with various companies to include, National Cash Register (NCR), Critz Buick, Bass Pro Shop Marine Division and as a Mortgage Loan Officer.  He was of the Christian faith, membe ...

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Eric M. Olsen, Jr. MAR 29, 1959 - DEC 10, 2020

Eric M. Olsen, Jr.

Eric M. Olsen, Jr., 61, died peacefully on Thursday, December 10, 2020. Eric was born on March 29, 1959 to Sally Peters Olsen and the late Eric M. Olsen, Sr.   In addition to his father, Eric was preceded in death by his brother, Larry Olsen and a brother-in-law, Chuck Woodcock. Eric attended First Baptist Church of the Islands. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing the guitar, and golfing.  Eric will be dearly missed by his two daughters, Lauren Olsen of Savannah and Jessica Olsen of Charlotte, NC; his mother, Sally Olsen of Savannah; and two sist ...

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Dennis Roy Sukkestad APR 28, 1939 - DEC 10, 2020

Dennis Roy Sukkestad

In loving memory of Dennis Roy Sukkestad: Dennis was born on April 28th, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois. Dennis was a lifelong scientist, earning his Baccalaureate of Science in Biology from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa in 1961. Here is where he met Eleanor, his beloved wife of 59 years. He dedicated over 30 years to government service in the Department of Agriculture as an entomologist studying toxicology. His passion for the natural world extended beyond the laboratory, as he enjoyed fishing and hunting. Dennis loved his family, photography, and animals. Dennis was prece ...

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Marsha Elaine Lowe Hanton SEP 01, 1948 - DEC 09, 2020

Marsha Elaine Lowe Hanton

Marsha Elaine Lowe Hanton, 72, died peacefully on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. The lifelong resident of Savannah was born on September 1, 1948 to the late Ernest Freddie Lowe and Helen Lois DeLoach. Marsha was a 1966 graduate of Groves High School and retired from Investment Performance Services after more than 30 years of service. She was an avid crafter and loved being Memaw to Rylie and Aiden.  Surviving are her husband, Freddie L. Hanton of Savannah; son, Jeremy Page Hanton (Danielle); a brother, Jerry David Lowe and his special friend Jan Champio ...

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James "Papa" Theron Ellington - DEC 08, 2020


James Theron Ellington, 92, passed away peacefully died at home on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, with family by his side. James was born in Emanuel County on November 11, 1928, to Pearl Gay and James Frank Ellington.    He grew up in the Bulloch and Effingham County areas and graduated from Georgia Teachers College High School in 1945. James also served as a Sergeant in the United States Army in the early 1950’s. However, he was a long-time resident of Savannah. James was a very special and remarkable individual.  He was a loving, kind, devoted husband, father, and ...

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Elaine K. Doak - DEC 07, 2020

Elaine K. Doak

Elaine Kerby Doak went to be with her Lord and Savior on December 7, 2020.  She was born in Bulloch County to Bertha and Frank Kerby.  Raised in Claxton, she moved to Savannah to work with Southern Bell (later BellSouth and AT&T), where she spent 42 years as an exemplary and dedicated employee.  She was married to Clarence Griffin (widowed in 1949) and to Richard Doak from 1953 to 1963. She was a longtime active member of Crossroads Baptist Church.  Elaine was a gentle, kind, and smart member of the Greatest Generation, she loved sharing stories of family and frie ...

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William Severn Fleming, Sr. - DEC 06, 2020

William Severn Fleming, Sr.

WILLIAM SEVERN FLEMING, SR. March 12, 1932 – December 6, 2020 Bill passed away on December 6, 2020 from a battle with bladder cancer. He is survived by his wife, Anne Dolan Fleming, a brother, Harold Fleming, six children, William S. Fleming, Jr, (Jennifer), Nancy F. Friend (Steven), JoAnn F. Banky (Ron), Robert Fleming, Suzanne Kitts (Daniel), and Larry (Bert) H. Bacon, Jr. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Bill was born in Ellicott City, Maryland to Thomas Albert and Clara Pauline Fleming. He was the youngest of three boys and grew up on a f ...

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Mary Coffey Dunn - DEC 06, 2020

Mary Coffey Dunn

Mary Coffey Dunn, aged 90, died on December 6, 2020. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to Lema and Emery W. Coffey, Sr., on November 16, 1930. She and her brother, Emery “Buck” Coffey, Jr., grew up on a small family farm in the now Buckhead area of Atlanta. Mary loved to make jewelry, read mystery novels, do crossword puzzles, collect coins, garden, and spend time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She took her children to Tybee in the summers as well as camping in the Smoky Mountains. When her children attended Cathedral Day School, she was active in the ...

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Dennis Lasik JUL 17, 1948 - DEC 06, 2020

Dennis Lasik

Dennis Zigmund Lasik, 72, transitioned unexpectedly Dec 6 from a massive brain bleed in Savannah, GA. Formerly from Cumming, GA, born in Philadelphia, Dennis was a business owner of CrystalTek with his wife Janie Lasik. As well as Janie, he is survived by 4 children, Adam Lasik with his wife Jennifer of Milwaukee, Denna Pace of Jasper, GA, Amanda Walker & partner Sean Lorenz of Navarre FL, Jordan Lasik of Durango CO., 3 grandchildren, Aislynn, Brennan, & Mila. Dennis, A Vietnam Vet, left a legacy of laughter & l ...

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Elsie "Bunnie" Parsons NOV 25, 1929 - DEC 06, 2020


Elsie “Bunnie” Parsons passed peacefully on December 6, 2020 in Savannah, Georgia.  She was born in Stamford Connecticut on November 25, 1929 where she resided until 2015 when she relocated to Savannah to be closer to family. Bunnie was a dedicated mother and homemaker as well as a teacher’s aid at Rogers Elementary school in Stamford.  She was a fabulous cook and was a “green thumb” gardener.  She was predeceased by her loving husband Gilman, her son Douglas, four sisters and two brothers.  Bunnie leaves to cherish her memory three daugh ...

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Larry Vernon Walden - DEC 05, 2020

Larry Vernon Walden

Larry Vernon Walden, 71, passed away on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at his residence.  He was born in Savannah, son of the late Charles W. and Thelma Canady.  Mr. Walden was a roofer for many years and of the Christian faith.  He was an avid State of Georgia sports fan, especially the Atlanta Falcons, Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Lennox Walden, sister, Betty Madelyn Beecher, brothers, Charles W. “Charlie” Walden and George Edward “Boozie” Walden. Surviving are several niece ...

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John William Cook, Sr. AUG 08, 1939 - DEC 03, 2020

John William Cook, Sr.

John William Cook, Sr. of Franklin, TN passed away peacefully on December 3, 2020.  He was 81 years old. He was born in Brooklet, GA on August 8, 1939, to Lee Roy Cook and Joanna Cone Cook. After graduating from high school, John moved to Savannah, GA and met the love of his life, Janet Dunn Cook. They were married for 57 years and had two children: daughter Joanna Cook West (Brian) of Brentwood, TN and son John William Cook, Jr. (Rene) of Franklin, TN. One of the greatest joys of his life was his 5 grandchildren: Rachel, William, Georgia, Sadie, and Celia Tate. John attended Georgi ...

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Rochelle Brown Buttimer - DEC 03, 2020

Rochelle Brown Buttimer

Rochelle Brown Buttimer, 75, died December 3, 2020 at home under the care of GHC Hospice surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 4, 1945, daughter of Joseph E. Brown and Betty O. Brown and lived in Savannah most of her life. She graduated from Savannah High School in 1962 and St. Joseph’s School of Nursing in 1965.  She worked as a Registered Nurse in Savannah for many years and most recently was self-employed as a Nurse Case Manager.  She was a communicant of Sacred Heart Catholic Church and is remembered by all who knew her as kind and loving, and always ...

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Mary Stubbs Tyson - DEC 03, 2020

Mary Stubbs Tyson

Mary Stubbs Tyson passed away on Thursday, December 3, 2020 at University Hospital surrounded by her family. She was born in Savannah, daughter of John M. and Moina Stroud Stubbs. She was a graduate of Savannah High School and Agnes Scott College in Atlanta and later earned a Master’s degree in Education from Georgia Southern College. She was very close to her cousin Millie Mallory growing up and thought of her as a sister throughout her life. In 1952, she married the love of her life, John S. Tyson, III to whom she was married 59 years until his death in 2012. Their marriage was full ...

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Aniko Szentkiralyi - DEC 02, 2020

Aniko Szentkiralyi

Aniko Szentkiralyi, 75, passed away at her home in Savannah, Georgia, on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Although born in Passau, Germany, Aniko was raised in Budapest, Hungary. She was a professional athlete in the sport of rowing and represented Hungary in the 1971 European Championship. She also worked as a nurse in Hungary and Germany prior to immigrating to the United States. Aniko was a proud mother and grandmother. She raised her daughter in Bowling Green, Ohio, and moved to Savannah, Georgia in 2016 to be near her daughter. Aniko had a profound love of dogs, the outdoors, and most impo ...

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William Wright Espy MAR 07, 1947 - NOV 30, 2020

William Wright Espy

William Wright “Billy” Espy, a successful commercial real estate investment banker, died suddenly on Monday morning, November 30, of an apparent heart attack. His wife, Lee, and 20-year-old sons—Walker and Robert—were at home with him. He was 73.  Always an extremely hard worker, Billy started his career in banking in New York City; after several years there, he moved to Atlanta in 1972 to pursue new business opportunities and formed the Espy-Michaels Company which later became The Espy Company. Until he cut back about a decade ago to devote more time to his var ...

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John R. "Bob" Purvis - NOV 28, 2020

John R.

John Robert “Bob” Purvis, 91, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Legacy at Savannah Quarters.  He was born July 13, 1929 in Lumberton, North Carolina to the late John D. and Elsie Lee Knapp Purvis.  Mr. Purvis retired from CSX Railroad after 40 years of service, where he was the Regional Sales Manager.  He was a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church for over 50 years.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Cato Purvis. Surviving are his four children and their spouses, Christine and Keith Westlake, Eliza ...

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Betty Lanier Tillman FEB 04, 1932 - NOV 28, 2020

Betty Lanier Tillman

Betty L. Tillman, 88, of Bloomingdale passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020, at Candler Hospital after an extended battle with cancer.  Betty was born in Ellabell, the daughter of Loren and Alice Lanier.  She retired from Anderson Shipping Company after 40 years of service.  She was an active member of Montgomery Presbyterian where she also participated in the PW Women’s group. Betty was predeceased by her husband of 40 years, Lorace H. Tillman and a daughter, Patricia T. Jarrell.  She is survived by her three children, Beth (Joe) Christiansen, Stanley H. Till ...

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Charles Scott Rogers DEC 04, 1961 - NOV 28, 2020

Charles Scott Rogers

Charles Scott Rogers, 58, passed away at home on Saturday, November 27, 2020 after a valiant 40-year fight with quadriplegia. He was born in Savannah, Georgia on December 4, 1961 to Warren and Betty Rogers.  In 1979, while a junior at Windsor Forest High School in Savannah, GA, he landed a speaking part in the TV movie ‘Orphan Train’ that was filmed in Savannah. He played the role of Bruce, one of the older orphans.  At that time, he became a lifetime member of the Screen Actors guild with plans to audition for other acting roles in the future.  In 1980, five m ...

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Annette Seiler Coyle MAR 11, 1931 - NOV 28, 2020

Annette Seiler Coyle

Annette Seiler Coyle, 89, died peacefully Saturday, November 28, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah, GA. Annette was born in Trenton, NJ, the only daughter of Paul and Ludwina Seiler. Her older brother, Francis, preceded her in death in 1990. Annette received her Associates Degree from Chestnut Hill College. In 1951, Annette married Thomas F. Coyle, who was also from the Trenton, NJ area.  They moved across the Delaware River to Yardley, PA, where they raised their family for the next twenty-five years.  In 1982, they moved to Savannah, GA, residing at the Landi ...

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Ronny L. Woods - NOV 28, 2020

Ronny L. Woods

We celebrate the life, legacy and memory of Ronny Leroy Woods, 62, of Brooklet, GA whose death occurred on November 28, 2020. He was formerly of Savannah, GA and employed by CAT until his retirement. Ronny was preceded in death by his parents, Leroy and Louise Woods, of Midway, GA. Left to mourn his passing are his partner, Tony Pisacano and his constant companion "furbaby" Tudy, his siblings: Jenell Canfield (Grant), Elaine Lunsford (Frank), Sandi Smith (Roy), Jeffrey Woods (Robin) and many nieces and nephews. His essence cannot be captured by mere words. Ronny had a passion f ...

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Rita Jasura Haneline JUN 23, 1935 - NOV 27, 2020

Rita Jasura Haneline

Rita Jasura Haneline, 85, died peacefully on Friday, November 27, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. The Cleveland, OH native was married to Roger D. Haneline for more than 61 years. Rita and Roger spent their first 21 years living in Morocco, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Panama, and several U.S. Military bases. They also traveled to Spain, France, Germany, Austria, South Africa, and many of the Central and South America countries. Rita was an active military wife and was a member of the Wives Club wherever she and Roger were stationed.  Prior to her marriage to Roger ...

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Shirley Parish Oelschig - NOV 26, 2020

Shirley Parish Oelschig

Loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, teacher, and friend, Shirley Parish Oelschig passed away on November 26th.  Shirley was born on October 13, 1927, in Savannah, GA, to John Franklin Parish and Inez Adams Parish.  She was a member of the Savannah High School class of 1945 and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1949 with a BA degree in Journalism.  She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega, serving as their Chapter Secretary.  In 1949, she and George Henry Oelschig, her sweetheart since eighth grade, were married in Savannah.  They enjoyed 63 beautiful ye ...

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N. Carson Branan OCT 22, 1932 - NOV 26, 2020

N. Carson Branan

N. Carson Branan passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 26, 2020 from complications of the coronavirus. He was born in Colquitt County, Georgia on October 22, 1932 to the late Nunan Caswell Branan and Maxie Graham Branan. In addition to his parents, Carson was predeceased by his first wife Geraldine “Jerrie” Horne Branan and two sisters, Kate Branan Robinson and Mary Agnes Branan Whitehead. Carson is survived by his wife Betty Wade Branan of Tybee Island, Georgia; a son: Philip Branan and his wife Charlene of Savannah; three daughters: Angie Grantschnig and her husband Gab ...

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James A. Mohs - NOV 26, 2020

James A. Mohs

James A. Mohs,76, died peacefully on Thursday, November 26, 2020. Jim was born in Everett, Washington, the only son of Herbert and Alice (Johnson) Mohs. He received his bachelor's degree at The University of Minnesota and master's degree at Georgia State University. In 1974, he married Dot Forrester of Decatur, Georgia. They have two children. He retired as a pilot from Federal Express after more than 20 years. Jim was a United States Marine who flew F4 Phantom fighter jets in the Vietnam War. As a Marine Corps pilot and a competitive rower, he had tamed both air and water with h ...

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James Francis Poe JUL 25, 1929 - NOV 26, 2020

James Francis Poe

James F. Poe, 92, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, forever friend and mentor, died peacefully in his home on Thursday, November 26, 2020. Jimmy was born in Savannah the only son of James Rice and Kathleen (Collins) Poe. He was a very proud graduate and supporter of Benedictine Military School of the class of ‘47.  He attended Southern Tech in Atlanta. Jimmy was an Army Combat Artillery Veteran serving in the 99th Field Artillery Battalion of the 1ST Cavalry Division during the Korean Conflict.  He returned home and married Frances (Frankie) Bolt hi ...

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Lau Thi Trinh Hoang - NOV 24, 2020

Lau Thi Trinh Hoang

Lau Thi Trinh Hoang, 68, died Tuesday, November 24, 2020 at her residence.  She was born in Vietnam and moved to the United States in 1980.  Mrs. Hoang was a homemaker and a communicant of Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, Saints Peter and Paul Parish. Surviving are six sons, three daughters, twenty-one grandchildren and other relatives.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Han Van Hoang. Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 25, 2020 and Friday, November 27, 2020 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands ...

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Ralph S. "Stevie" Denmark - NOV 24, 2020

Ralph S.

Ralph S. “Stevie” Denmark, 72, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. The Statesboro native was the son of the late James and Frances Denmark. In 1968, Stevie joined the U.S. Navy and attended bootcamp in The Great Lakes. He served on a U.S. Naval ship sailing the coasts of Vietnam, Japan, Hong Kong, and the Philippines. He retired from the Savannah Fire Department after more than 33 years of service. Stevie was predeceased by his daughter, Kim Rhodes. He leaves behind his wife, Barbara Denmark; two daughters, Jennifer Denmar ...

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Ann Desbouillons Morgan Altman OCT 19, 1931 - NOV 23, 2020

Ann Desbouillons Morgan Altman

Ann Desbouillons Morgan Altman, 89, died on Monday, November 23, 2020..  The life long resident of Savannah was born October 19, 1931, daughter of Charles Franklin Morgan and Louise Desbouillons Morgan.  Ann attended Charles Ellis Elementary School, Richard Arnold Jr. High School, a 1948 graduate of Savannah High School and a 1950 golden graduate from Armstrong Junior College with an Associate’s Degree.  Ann’s longtime passion was her association with her family’s jewelry store, Desbouillons where she began working while in high school.  For many years, ...

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Glorian Patricia Hiers NOV 27, 1947 - NOV 23, 2020

Glorian Patricia Hiers

Glorian Patricia Hiers, a native of Savannah, peacefully passed into heaven as the sun rose on November 23, 2020, succumbing to complications from a long-term condition.  She was 72.  She was a graduate of Savannah High class of ’65 and Armstrong State College Nursing program as an Registered Nurse.  Our “Patty” was big hearted and selfless, devoted to family and her family of best and dearest friends, each one held precious and ever close to her heart. She was a devout Catholic who lived her faith by giving cheer, comfort, and care to others.  Nurse ...

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Myrle H. "Butch" Olson, Jr. JUL 23, 2020 - NOV 23, 2020

Myrle H.

Myrle H. Olson, Jr., 64, died peacefully on Monday, November 23, 2020. The lifelong resident of Savannah was of the Catholic faith. He was the son of Myrle H. Olson, Sr., and the late Patricia Brady Olson.  Butch had a love for flying and was a licensed pilot for many years. He had a passion for science, nature and especially enjoyed the night sky and astronomy.   Butch was predeceased by his mother, Patty, and a brother, Billy Olson.  In addition to his father, Butch leaves behind a wife, Kathy Olson; two children, Sarah Snoddy (Zachary) of Monroe, and Katie Vande ...

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John Mark Campbell - NOV 23, 2020

John Mark Campbell

John Mark Campbell, 63, passed away Monday, November 23, 2020 at his residence in Lawrenceville, GA.  He was born August 29, 1957 to the late John and Bonnie Vandiver Campbell.  Mark graduated from Armstrong State College and has worked for Weg Electric Motors as a supervisor in the service department for large motors for over 19 years.  He was a member of Ardsley Park Baptist Church (Life Church), and attended Bible Baptist Church.  He loved the outdoors, and was an avid traveler.  He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth and John Shivas, of Sa ...

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Marco J. Polito - NOV 21, 2020

Marco J. Polito

Marco J. Polito of New Providence, NJ and later Savannah. GA, passed on peacefully at home.  He was one of the "Greatest Generation", having lived through the Depression and World War II where he served with honor in the South Pacific as Crew Chief with the Army Air Corps.  Marco had many memories of those times, but out of all that misery he managed to remember some light-hearted moments, most notably having lunch with Charles Lindbergh. His career spanned six decades and involved travelling throughout the world.  He was a perfectionist and it was reflected in his ...

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Emily Haynes Vinke - NOV 20, 2020

Emily Haynes Vinke

Emily Haynes Vinke, 70, passed away November 20, 2020, at home after a long illness.  Emily was a native and lifelong resident of Savannah.  She was the daughter of William Pryor and Martha S. Haynes, also Savannah natives. Her survivors are her husband of thirty years, Richard G. Vinke of Savannah; her daughter, Diane H. Jumonville (Matthew) of Ellabell, Georgia; her two grandchildren, Trinity and Michael Jumonville; her step-daughter, Robin Vinke of Savannah, Georgia; her step-son, Todd Vinke (Joyce) of Guyton, Georgia; two brothers, William P. Haynes, III (Donna) of Savannah ...

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Joseph Wesley Daniel, III JUN 17, 1951 - NOV 19, 2020

Joseph Wesley Daniel, III

On Thursday, November 19, 2020, Joseph Wesley Daniel, III passed away unexpectedly at the age of 69.  Joe was born June 17, 1951 in Macon, Ga. to Joe and Mary Helen Daniel.  He attended Stratford Academy where he excelled in basketball and golf.  He later graduated from Mercer College in Macon, Ga., majoring in political science. After completing the Applied DX systems engineering course at Carrier, he pursued a highly successful career as a territory manager for Mingledorff’s, Inc., designing and selling heating and air equipment in the Savannah/Hilton Head/Augusta are ...

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"Coach Gene" Simpson JUL 02, 1940 - NOV 18, 2020

Clarence Eugene “Coach Gene” Simpson, 80 passed away Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at home with his family by his side.  He was born July 2, 1940 in Savannah to the late Clarence J. and Mary Ann Meehan Simpson.  He graduated from Commercial High School in 1958, and served in the Georgia Air National Guard for eight years.  He worked for Union Camp Corporation for ten years, and retired from Delta Air Lines after twenty-five years of service at the old Savannah Airport.  After retirement he worked for Excursions Unlimited for over fifteen years as an escort on hun ...

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Fred J. Kitchens, Jr. DEC 02, 1932 - NOV 18, 2020

Fred J. Kitchens, Jr.

Fred J. Kitchens, Jr., 87, died Wednesday November 18, 2020, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Fred retired from the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1994 and from his position at the Isle of Hope United Methodist Church in 2006. His beloved wife of 64 years, Raye Parker Kitchens, his daughter and son-in-law Stephanie and Scott Bobbitt and three grandchildren, Parker, Sally and Zachary Bobbitt of Ashville, NC, survive him.  A son Fred J. Kitchens, III, preceded him in death. Fred was born December 2, 1932, in Covington, GA, to the late Fred J. Kitchens, Sr., and Louise Hooten Kitch ...

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Brian L. Millhoff - NOV 17, 2020

Brian L. Millhoff

Brian Luis Millhoff, 72 passed away Tuesday November 17, 2020 in Savannah GA. He was born on 5/17/1948 in Clayton, NM to the late William C. Millhoff and Marry Ann Jordan.  In 2013 Brian returned from the University of Guam after many years as an educator. He was a vibrant member of the Bahai Faith and strived to spread the teachings of Baháʼu'lláh most his life.  Brian is preceded in death by his bride Kathleen Knudsen Millhoff, his father William C. Millhoff, mother Mary Ann Jordan and brothers Steve and Jeff Jordan.  Brian is survived by his tw ...

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Jerry Oostlander APR 03, 1952 - NOV 17, 2020

Jerry Oostlander

Jerry Oostlander passed away quietly on November 17, 2020 after a short illness. Jerry was born in Rotterdam, The Netherlands in April 1952 and immigrated with his family to the USA in 1957 at the young age of 5 at which time he became a US Citizen. He joined the Navy right out of High School and served in the Vietnam War. After his service, he moved to Savannah where he earned a degree in Accounting but ended up working as a Police Officer in Chatham County as well as working at Gulfstream as security. He lived out his remaining life in Savannah. Jerry was preceded in death by his pare ...

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Gregory S. "Greg" Edwards - NOV 17, 2020

Gregory S.

Gregory (Greg) S. Edwards, age 58, passed away on November 17, 2020 at his home in Savannah, Georgia.  Greg was born on June 11, 1962 in Savannah, Georgia, and was a lifetime resident of Savannah.  He was preceded in death by his father - Dr. Ernest G. Edwards in 2000, mother - Dorothea H. Edwards in 2011, brothers - Ernest (Ted) Edwards III in 2003 and Richard L. Edwards in 2016, sister – Priscilla E. Johnson in 2003, and niece – Kimberly Johnson Smith in 2015.  Greg is survived by his nieces, Kathleen J. Abendroth (Robert) and Kristina A. Johnson, and nephews, T ...

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Lawrence Edward Gaudry, Jr. APR 01, 1981 - NOV 17, 2020

Lawrence Edward Gaudry, Jr.

Lawrence Edward Gaudry, Jr., 39, passed away unexpectantly on Tuesday November 17, 2020. He was born April 1, 1981 in Savannah, GA to Lawrence Edward Gaudry and Devon Sullivan Gaudry. He attended St. James School and Benedictine Military School. He then graduated from Valdosta State University where he was the secretary for the Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Georgia Sigma Chapter. He has spent the last 12 years working in logistics. His most important purpose in life was being a devoted father to his beautiful little girls, Jenci and Kinsley. Lawrence was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Edw ...

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MSgt. Henry V. Meyers, Jr., (USA, Ret.) APR 10, 1948 - NOV 16, 2020

MSgt. Henry V. Meyers, Jr., (USA, Ret.)

Henry Von Glahn Meyers, Jr., age 72, passed peacefully on November 16, 2020 at his Tybee Island home. Henry was born to the late Henry V. Meyers, Sr. and the late Mary P. Meyers on April 10,1948 in Savannah GA. Henry, known to his family as “Bubba," was an amazing father, husband, grandfather, and loyal friend. He was the rock of his family, which was the most important thing in his life. His favorite activities included spending time with family, enjoying cocktails and conversation with friends, at his favorite watering hole, The Crab Shack, being on the waters of coastal Geor ...

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Kenneth R. "Rusty" Boice, III DEC 03, 1956 - NOV 16, 2020

Kenneth R.

Kenneth R. “Rusty” Boice, III, 63, died peacefully in his sleep on Monday November 16, 2020. The native and longtime resident of Savannah lived in North Carolina for several years. He was the son of Doris Davis Boice and the late Kenneth R. Boice, Jr. He was baptized at Bible Baptist Church in Savannah. Rusty served in the United States Marine Corp. He was a master drywaller working on several major projects in the Savannah and Charlotte, NC areas. Rusty enjoyed helping others, and he was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. He loved his children more than an ...

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Lonnie Kessler Morgan - NOV 13, 2020

Lonnie Kessler Morgan

Lonnie Kessler Morgan, 96, passed away Friday, November 13th, surrounded by his beloved family. He was born in Marlow, GA in 1924.  He lived his entire life in Savannah and graduated from Savannah High School. As a youth during the Great Depression he worked selflessly to help support his family. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 63 years, Betty Morgan, his parents Gipson Hull and Susie Kessler Morgan, his brother Gipson “Red” Morgan, and sisters Grace Slater and Margaret Nease. Upon graduation from high school, Lonnie enlisted in the army as a combat ...

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James Stanley Waters - NOV 13, 2020

James Stanley Waters

James Stanley Waters, 73, of Tybee Island, passed away Friday, November 13, 2020 at Oceanside Nursing Home.  He was a lifelong resident of Tybee.  He was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. and Lois Waters, and his two brothers, Craig and Rusty Waters. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Elizabeth Waters, three grandsons, Stanley, Bryton, and Wyatt Waters, all of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., as well as another grandchild on the way.  He is also survived by his high school sweetheart, Cindy Sutton.  A Graveside Service will be held Wednesday, November 18, ...

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Kevin James Trainor - NOV 13, 2020

Kevin James Trainor

Kevin James Trainor, 51, passed away Friday, November 13, 2020 at his residence on Wilmington Island.  A private burial will be held at a later date at the Catholic Cemetery.  ...

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John Kent VanGuelpen FEB 18, 1963 - NOV 13, 2020

John Kent VanGuelpen

John Kent VanGuelpen of Savannah passed away on November 13, 2020 with family by his side, ending his courageous fight against ALS.  In addition to parents, Kent was preceded in death by his brothers, Bill and Mark. Kent was born on February 18, 1963 to the late Bill and Ramona Van Guelpen. The family resided in Middletown, Ohio where Kent graduated from Lemon-Monroe High School in 1981.  He then went to work, first at Trader Publishing for 21 years, then on to long-term bartender and manager positions.  In every part of his life’s journey, Kent made so many friends and ...

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Elizabeth S. Martin - NOV 11, 2020

Elizabeth S. Martin

Elizabeth S. Martin “Beth”, 98, died peacefully at home on Thursday, November 12, 2020. Beth was born in Savannah an only child to Edward Clarke and Elizabeth “Inez” Butler Smith. Beth attended Georgia Teacher’s College, now Georgia Southern, in Statesboro. At the start of WWII, she and her sorority sisters decided to leave school and apply for positions at Ft. Stewart (then Camp Stewart). Beth worked as the General’s Executive Secretary and from there began the greatest love story ever told! Beth met Major George Candler Martin, they fell in love, the ...

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Thi Van Pham - NOV 10, 2020

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Mrs. Andrew L. Mund, Jr. - NOV 10, 2020

Mrs. Andrew L. Mund, Jr.

Mrs. Andrew L. Mund, Jr, Ethelyn Bower Mund, Ethie friend to all passed away peacefully on the evening of 10 November 2020 at the age of 93. Ethie was born on June 21, 1927, native of Poughkeepsie, NY and her parents were Earl and Ethel Hawley. She had a brother Elliot Hawley who predeceased her. She attended Poughkeepsie public schools and Briarcliff College. Ethie married Dr. Andrew L. Mund, Jr. were married on August 14, 1948. They built and lived in their home in Poughkeepsie, enjoying gardening and keeping their property beautiful. Ethie loved entertaining, hosting ma ...

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Guy D. Randolph, Jr. JUL 30, 1923 - NOV 10, 2020

Guy D. Randolph, Jr.

Guy D. Randolph, Jr., born July 30, 1923, passed away peacefully with family at his side on November 10 in Savannah, Georgia.  A lifelong Cincinnati resident, Guy moved to Savannah in 2013, after the passing of his wife Jane Russell Randolph, to be close to his sons. He grew up in Hyde Park with his parents Guy D. and Thelma Randolph and his sister Betty (Rowe), all pre-deceased.  He attended The Ashville School where he excelled in sports and leadership. He graduated from the Naval R.O.T.C. program at Northwestern University. Guy was a WWII Lieutenant J.G. in the United States Na ...

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Patricia Martin Smith MAY 29, 1925 - NOV 09, 2020

Patricia Martin Smith

Patricia Martin Smith, 95, the Matriarch of Red Gate Farms, died November 9, 2020. Patty was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1925. Six years later in 1931, her parents , Mamie Smith Martin & Harry Edward (Ed) Martin, Jr. bought 440 acres of land off of Highway 17 and thus Red Gate Farms Jersey Cattle Dairy Farm was born. Patty was next to the oldest of the four Martin children, who preceded her in death. They were Harriet Martin Whittemore (John), Nelle Martin Stewart, and Harry Edward Martin 111. They were all members of Hull Memorial Presbyterian Church. Patty and Dickie Smith, t ...

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Evelyn Bell Stafford Carter MAR 21, 1928 - NOV 08, 2020

Evelyn Bell Stafford Carter

Evelyn Bell Stafford Carter, 92, died November 8th, 2020 at home under the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice, surrounded by her immediate family and friends.  Evelyn was born on March 21, 1928.  The daughter of Harry O. Bell and Grace Strickland Bell, a graduate of Draughon’s Business College (now South University).  She worked at the Savannah Bank & Trust Co. for 21+ years.  She retired to operate the Chimney Creek Fishing Camp on Tybee Island that she and her husband purchased. She enjoyed fishing and catching shrimp for the Camp and keeping her customers wel ...

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Lewis Copeland Tate APR 18, 1945 - NOV 07, 2020

Lewis Copeland Tate

Lewis Copeland Tate, 75, of Savannah, Georgia passed away peacefully on November 7, 2020 surrounded by his family. He was born to parents Russell and Edna Tate in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Lew graduated from The McCallie School, where he learned to live by their motto, “Honor, Truth, Duty.” While at the McCallie School he played varsity soccer and football and received the Stevens Award for best athlete. He received a graduate degree from Nova Southeastern and a degree in English from Furman University, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity and star of the men’ ...

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Renay Elizabeth McClain NOV 26, 1961 - NOV 06, 2020

Renay Elizabeth McClain

Renay Elizabeth McClain passed peacefully on November 6, 2020 surrounded by her family and under the care of Pruitt Hospice.  She was born in Norfolk, Virginia and enjoyed living in San Francisco and Hilton Head before settling in Savannah.  Renay traveled extensively experiencing arts and culture of the many places she traveled. Renay was a kind, creative and gentle spirit that will be missed greatly by both her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Bernard McClain, Jr.  She is survived by her mother, Delorise (Edward) Zipperer; her sisters, Tame ...

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Charles B. McGough - NOV 06, 2020

Charles B. McGough

Charles (Chuck) B. McGough, 87, died peacefully at home Friday November 6th with his wife Elizabeth (Liz) and son Michael by his side. Chuck was born in Duluth, MN, the son of Justin and Ruth (Brownell) McGough. He graduated from O’Dea High School in Spokane, Washington, and went on to receive a BS in Chemical Engineering from Gonzaga University, and MS and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. In 1956, Chuck married the former Elizabeth Hemmes of Pittsburgh. They had five sons, Michael (Gloria) of Skidaway Island; Steven (Peggy) of Houston, TX; Mar ...

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Lewis Bradford Burgett MAY 26, 1928 - NOV 06, 2020

Lewis Bradford Burgett

     Lewis Bradford Burgett passed November 6, 2020 at age 92.  He was born in Guntersville, Alabama and grew up with friends he treasured for life. He played football at East Mississippi Junior College and graduated from Auburn University in Civil Engineering.  He earned his Masters Degree at the University of Tennessee, worked at TVA, and met and married JoAnn Noah.  He joined NASA in 1958 and worked on projects including launch pads and the Vertical Assembly Building.  The last thirty years of his career were spent with the American Institute of Steel Cons ...

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David G. Visser NOV 28, 1957 - NOV 04, 2020

David G. Visser

 SAVANNAH, GA, USA – David Grant Visser (62) died November 4, 2020, at Candler Hospital in the care of nurses and doctors of the ICU. At 10:08 pm, he peacefully passed in the loving arms of his wife, Elsie. He was born on November 28, 1957, in Pretoria, South Africa. He grew up in Pretoria and Mooi River and graduated high school at Pretoria Central Technicon. He finished his degree at the University of South Africa in Business Management Systems. He further completed his Aircraft Electrical Systems apprenticeship at Atlas Aviation. Although David didn't serve in the milit ...

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Thomas David Williams MAY 29, 1942 - NOV 03, 2020

Thomas David Williams

Port Wentworth, GA Thomas David Williams, age 78, died November 3, 2020 at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.  He was a retired insurance underwriter. Surviving are two sons, David Williams of Port Wentworth and Marc (Lara) Williams of Atlanta; five grandchildren, Aleaha, Amirah, Amarise, Kaleb, Tony Williams and other relatives.  No public services are planned at this time. ...

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Mark Alan Case DEC 19, 1957 - NOV 02, 2020

Mark Alan Case

Mark Alan Case passed away peacefully on November 2, 2020 having fought a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.    Mark was born and raised in Adrian, Michigan but moved to the Isle of Hope and called it home for 32 years.  He graduated from Western Michigan University then later earned a Masters and Ed Specialist degree at Georgia Southern University. Mark was well known at Oglethorpe Charter School where he worked as a Counselor and served as their Athletic Director for many years.   Mark's passion was for sports, and he was involved as a high sc ...

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James "Jay" B. Blackburn, Jr. OCT 25, 1954 - NOV 01, 2020


James “Jay” B. Blackburn Jr. was born in Savannah, Georgia on October 25, 1954 to Mercer and James B. Blackburn. He passed away on November 1, 2020 after complications from medical treatment. Jay grew up in Savannah and attended the University of Georgia for his undergraduate degree in Political Science, the Georgia Institute of Technology for his Masters in City Planning, and Mercer University for his law degree. Jay returned to Savannah to work at the Metropolitan Planning Commission (MPC) where he authored a comprehensive plan for the Victorian District in Savannah. Afte ...

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Hillis Carroll Stivers FEB 08, 1941 - NOV 01, 2020

Hillis Carroll Stivers

After short battle with dementia, Hillis C. Stivers passed away in his sleep on November 2, 2020.
Hillis was born in Eminence KY in 1941 to Owen and Geneva Stivers. He was the third child of 7.  At the young age of 17 he decided to enlisted in the US Army.  He dedicated 21 years of service to his country.  After serving two tours in Vietnam he returned and quickly rose to the rank of Command Sargent Major (CSM E9) before retiring in 1978.  His exemplary service was recognized across the spans of his two decade career with numerous honors and accommodations.
After retiring f ...

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Homer Shu Yung Chang MAR 10, 1936 - NOV 01, 2020

Homer Shu Yung Chang

Homer Shu Yung Chang, 84, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 1, 2020, at home on Dutch Island. He was born in Shansi, China on the Lunar date of March 10th, 1936. Homer received a BS degree in Chemical Engineering in Taiwan. He came to the United States and received his Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla. He married Lucia Ting in 1968, and moved to Savannah in 1972. Homer was employed at Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical in Savannah for over 20 years. Homer is survived by his daughter Anne Chang, son Clifton Ch ...

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Craig Harris Powell NOV 18, 1966 - OCT 31, 2020

Craig Harris Powell

Craig Harris Powell, 53, son of the late Clayton & Peggy Powell, passed away on Saturday, October 31, 2020 in Statesboro. Craig grew up in Savannah and attended Calvary Day School and graduated from Mercer University and Armstrong State College. He loved spending time on the water. He is survived by two sisters, Lisa Bouchillon and Leigh Powell, as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Please sign our online guestbook at   ...

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Eunice Smith Saxon - OCT 30, 2020

Eunice Smith Saxon

Eunice Smith Saxon, 98, passed away Friday, October 30, 2020 at her residence.  She was born in Savannah, daughter of Clair Harris and Elizabeth Musselwhite Smith.  She was a graduate of Commercial High School and a member of White Bluff Presbyterian Church where she was also a member of the Women’s Auxiliary.  Mrs. Saxon began her banking career with First Federal Savings and Loan later Great Southern Federal.  At the time of her retirement after 25 years, she was the executive secretary to the president and chairman of the board. Other than her parents, four b ...

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Matthew Lee Young SEP 06, 1972 - OCT 30, 2020

Matthew Lee Young

Matthew Young, 48, of Savannah Georgia, passed away on October 30th, 2020 after a long illness. Matthew was born on September 6th, 1972 to Lila Norris in Toledo, Ohio. Matthew moved to Savannah GA in 1985, attending Memorial Day School where he played on the football team and later St Andrew’s on the Marsh where he was the captain of the basketball team. After graduating from Saint Andrew's in 1991, he went on to study at Georgia Southern University  After graduation, he landed his first job as a salesman for Southern Motors, kicking off a long career in sales.  Matth ...

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Alan Donald Clark SEP 09, 1930 - OCT 28, 2020

Alan Donald Clark

Alan Donald Clark passed in peace on October 28, 2020 at Tybee Island, Ga.  Savannah Beach Nursing and Rehab Center. He was 90 years old. His parents, Maurice E. Clark and Dorothy L. (Tarbox) Clark welcomed their youngest child on September 9, 1930 in Feeding Hills, Mass.  Alan is preceded in death by his parents and siblings Bertram, Wayne, Loren, Audrey (Dempsey) and Nancy (Venard).  He is survived by his son Zachary and daughter-in-law Lisa (Landers) of Savannah, daughter Hilary Clark Perdue of West Springfield, MA.   “Poppy” to Grandchildren Hunter a ...

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Mrs. Catherine H. Lacroix - OCT 27, 2020

Mrs. Catherine H. Lacroix

Mrs. Catherine H. Lacroix woke up in the arms of our Lord and Savior on October 27.  Born into humble roots on an Alabama farm in 1932, Catherine eventually moved to Florida and then to New York when she graduated high school to begin training and modeling for Barbizon. She was a devoted military wife for 68 of her 88 years. Any successful military man of that generation will tell you that he owes his career to the sacrifices of a strong and courageous woman.  Catherine was a young bride with patriotic stars in her eyes.  Soon her life was filled with aircraft ...

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Nancy Kaye Miles - OCT 26, 2020

Nancy Kaye Miles

Nancy Kaye Miles passed October 26, 2020.  She was born in Belfast, Maine, August 17, 1935.  Nancy achieved an associate degree in Medical Technology from Bates College, and her life-long career was as a homemaker with a lengthy tour of duty as an Air Force wife.  She is preceded in death by her husband, USAF Col. Richard James Miles, and her sons, Douglas James Miles and Jeffrey David Miles.  She is survived by her son, Steven Allen Miles and her daughter, Ruth Ann Mazo, as well as several grandchildren and great grandchildren. She lived in Savannah for the past ...

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Leah Beasley - OCT 25, 2020

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Betty Newsome Orvin - OCT 25, 2020

Betty Newsome Orvin

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, Betty Blain Newsome Orvin went home to be with our Lord and Savior.  Betty was born in Savannah, Georgia on February 24, 1924, one of seven children of the late Rufus F. Newsome and Mae Cabaniss Newsome.  Betty was a graduate of Commercial High School. She retired as a Law Librarian from the Chatham County Courthouse around 1987.  Betty would go to the ends of the world to support her three children, four grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great granddaughter.  She was an amazing, strong women who was a 50-year survivor of brea ...

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Shirley Collins Denhard - OCT 24, 2020

Shirley Collins Denhard

Shirley Collins Denhard, 89, passed away Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Spanish Oaks Retreat.  She was born in Savannah, daughter of Clyde and Juanita Everett Collins. Mrs. Denhard was a graduate of Commercial High School/Savannah High School and was a homemaker.  She was a member of the First Families of Georgia, the Huguenots, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the National Society Magna Charta Dames and Barons, the Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) and First Baptist Church of Savannah.  Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband ...

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Curtis A. Carver, Sr. NOV 06, 1930 - OCT 21, 2020

Curtis A. Carver, Sr.

Curtis A. Carver, Sr. passed away October 21, 2020 in his sleep after a brief illness. Curtis was born on November 6, 1930 in Etowah, TN. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Diane; their six children, Curtis Arthur Carver, Jr. (Eileen), Michael Corey Carver (Cheryl), Louis Damian Carver, Andrea Diane Carver, Mark Derick Carver, and Kimberly Renee Carver; grandchildren, Curtis Arthur Carver, III, Gregory Andrew Carver, Michelle Lynn Carver, Bradley Phillip Carver, Brenna Marie Carver, Brett Michael Carver, Candace Donica Carver, Louis Damian Carver, Jr., Glenn Arthur Carver, Hannah Louis ...

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Lee L. Vanatta - OCT 21, 2020

Lee L. Vanatta

Lee Lyon Vanatta, Savannah. Lee Lyon Vanatta passed away on October 21, 2020 at Memorial Hospital, from a short illness at the age of 62.  He was born July 4, 1958 in Tachikawa, Japan to parents Lt. Col. H. W. Vanatta and Patti (Nowlan) Vanatta. Lee grew up in Claremont, Virginia, and was a graduate of Walsingham Academy (1976) and Old Dominion University (1980). He is survived by his wife, Amy (Sanders) Vanatta; his son Dr. Sean H. Vanatta, his wife Sara, and their daughters Elliot and Sawyer; his daughter Alison (Vanatta) Lamb, her husband Justin Lamb, and their children Penelop ...

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Julianna (Julie) Havens Rittmeyer AUG 30, 1941 - OCT 21, 2020

Julianna (Julie) Havens Rittmeyer

Julianna (Julie) Havens Rittmeyer, 79, of Savannah, GA passed away in her home October 20, 2020.  She was born in Newark, NY, August 30th, 1941 to Wilbur and Gladys (Westcott) Havens.  She was married in 1962 to Andreas Rittmeyer.  She graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) BFA and MST.  Julie was an artist, teacher, mother, and grandmother.  Passionate about art, travel, history and politics, she expressed her love through her creativity, whether it was quilting, gardening, painting, cooking or teaching, and through her extensive charitable w ...

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Donald Keith Ray - OCT 19, 2020

Donald Keith Ray

Donald “Keith” Ray, 78, passed away Monday, October 19, 2020 at his residence.  He was born in Savannah and after the loss of his mother at a young age, lived in Savannah and Lyons with family.  During that time, his uncles taught him the construction trade which ultimately led to him owning and operating the Keith Ray Construction Company. Mr. Ray was a communicant of St. James Catholic Church and enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf and especially his grandson, Alex. He was preceded in death by his mother, Emma Grace Ray; daughter, Tanya Marie Ray; and sisters, Linda ...

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Christopher Brian Edwards NOV 18, 1970 - OCT 19, 2020

Christopher Brian Edwards

Christopher Brian Edwards (Chris) tragically and unexpectedly passed away on Monday, October 19, 2020. Chris was born in Savannah on November 18, 1970, the second of four children, to Danny and Janet Edwards. He attended St. Paul’s Lutheran Day School and Calvary Day School. He worked in construction sales and built many lasting relationships with local builders and contractors. Chris had a huge heart and was loved by everyone he met.  Fifteen years ago, the greatest joy came into his life with the birth of his much loved son, Pierce.  There was nothing in life Chris love ...

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Joseph Edward Anckner - OCT 18, 2020

Joseph Edward Anckner

Joseph Edward Anckner (Joe) passed away on October 18th.  He lived the past 36 years at The Landings on Skidaway Island, in Savannah, GA. Born January 30, 1932, Joe grew up in West Hempstead, Long Island, NY. He began his long career in aviation with Grumman American at 17, left to serve in the Navy as a navigator on AF-2S Guardians flying off aircraft carriers, and then returned to Grumman after his service.  While there he earned an engineering degree from Hofstra University, worked on the Apollo Lunar Lander, and helped design the early Gulfstreams. In 1973, Joe moved t ...

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William J. Grant - OCT 16, 2020

William J. Grant

William Joe Grant, 86, passed away Friday, October 16, 2020 at his residence surrounded by his family, under the care of Hospice. He was born in Greenville, South Carolina May 22, 1934 to Hoke and Agnes Grant and was a graduate of Paris High School. Mr. Grant married Ann Jackson in 1960 and retired after 35 years as a claims adjuster with General Motors. He was a long-time member of Lutheran Church of the Redeemer. He loved to travel, spend time on the water and time with his family. Surviving is his wife of sixty years, Ann Jackson Grant; son, Barry Grant (Riley); daughter, Christy Daws ...

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Dorothy Poston DEC 24, 1935 - OCT 15, 2020

Dorothy Poston

Dorothy Poston, age 84, died October 15, 2020 at Savannah Beach Nursing & Rehab.  She had no known family members, but was loved by her caregivers at Savannah Beach Nursing & Rehab. A private memorial graveside service will be held at a future date at Greenwich Cemetery.   ...

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Barbara Cowan Anchors MAY 14, 1927 - OCT 14, 2020

Barbara Cowan Anchors

Barbara Cowan Anchors, died Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at Savannah Square. She was born May 14, 1927 in Savannah to parents, Richard Woolfolk Cowan and Alfreda Goodwin Cowan.  A graduate with a BA in English from Armstrong and a Masters in Librarianship from the University of South Carolina, she was employed at the CEL Public Library, now the Live Oak Public Library for over 20 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Savannah. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband of over 67 years, John Lee Anchors and daughter-in-law, Brenda ...

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Philip Michael Campbell - OCT 14, 2020

Philip Michael Campbell

ANGIER, NC - Philip Michael Campbell, 72, died Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at home. Phil was born in Des Moines, IA, then grew up in LaMirada, California. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army.  He served two tours in Vietnam, was a member of the honor guard, then flew as a Captain in the Civil Air Patrol. Phil was a man of faith and attended Anthem Church in Angier.  He had a love of many hobbies, including airplanes, motorcycles, camping, and fast cars. He will be remembered as a loving husband and father, a doting grandfather, and a loyal friend.  He led ...

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Ruth E. Workman JUN 05, 1925 - OCT 13, 2020

Ruth E. Workman

Ruth E. Workman, died Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at PruittHealth. Funeral service and burial will be held at a later date in Uniontown, PA. Please sign our online guestbook at   ...

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Wilma Ruth Wheat Thacker NOV 11, 1925 - OCT 13, 2020

Wilma Ruth Wheat Thacker

In the early morning hours of October 13, 2020, Wilma Ruth Wheat Thacker, entered the arms of her Savior Jesus Christ. Born in Peters Landing, Tennessee on November 11,1925 to Grady and Winnie Wheat. She was the oldest of six children. Wilma came to Savannah at the age of 16 to work as a “Rosie the Riveter” in support of the World War II effort. The following year she met the love of her life Elton “Johnny” Thacker while working in a restaurant downtown. The two were married and started a family while Elton’s naval career moved them around the east coast. They ...

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John H. Baker, III (Johnny) - OCT 12, 2020

John H. Baker, III (Johnny)

Johnny Baker, 62, passed away on October 12, 2020 of COVID-19.  Johnny was born on May 16, 1958, in Savannah, GA, to Gladys McCain and John Henry Baker, Jr.  Johnny’s smile radiated upon so many people throughout his life in Savannah, New Orleans and the thousands of nautical miles he spent navigating his life’s adventures.  He embarked on his culinary journey at a young age, helping his Grandmother, Daisy Baker, prepare treats for the family from her porch overlooking the Vernon River.  He attended Christ School in Arden, NC where he worked in a kitchen ...

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Bobby Joe Moneyhan APR 29, 1940 - OCT 12, 2020

Bobby Joe Moneyhan

Bobby Joe Moneyhan, 80, died Monday, October 12, 2020 at home surrounded by his loving family.  The Statesboro native was a longtime resident of Savannah. He was born on April 29, 1940 to the late Robert and Myrtle Lee Moneyhan.  Bobby served heroically in the U.S. Air Force and was a member of the Alee Temple Shriners and Sebastian Masonic Lodge No. 232 in Sebastian, FL. He was a member I.B.E.W. and was a master electrician.  Surviving are his wife, Myrl Moneyhan; two sons, Jeff Moneyhan (Loretta) and Tim Smith; two daughters, Tibra Parker (Edward) and Heather Richards ...

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Karen C. Lindholm AUG 21, 1935 - OCT 12, 2020

Karen C. Lindholm

Karen C. Lindholm, 85, died at her home in Savannah, Georgia on October 12, 2020. She was born Karen Dudley Cooper on August 21, 1935 to Robert Ely and Catherine (Madorie) Cooper, Jr. in Flushing, N.Y. Her father founded and operated Cooper-Jarrett Motor Freight Lines Inc. and Karen spent her childhood at the family’s farm in Pennington, N.J. She attended the Miss Fine’s School in Princeton, N.J., graduated from Marymount School in Tarrytown, N.Y. and attended Bradford Junior College in Haverhill, MA. Karen was married to William D. Baker on November 13, 1954 and as a military w ...

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Brenda Cloud McIntire SEP 07, 1953 - OCT 11, 2020

Brenda Cloud McIntire

Brenda Cloud McIntire passed away Sunday, October 11, 2020 with her son by her side in the wonderful care of Candler Hospital. Affectionately known as "Mrs. B" to her friends and family, the Savannah native was a talented artist and painter. She spent her working years in the maritime industry, raising her family, selling real estate, and at Local Union188 until her retirement in 2010. Mrs. McIntire is preceded in death by her father Roy W. Cloud; mother, Louise H. Cloud, and her brothers, Ray B. Cloud and Lyndon L. Cloud. She is survived by her son, James W. McIntire III (Lian ...

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Sylvia Keith Lloyd JAN 02, 1931 - OCT 11, 2020

Sylvia Keith Lloyd

Sylvia Keith Lloyd, 89, passed away Sunday, October 11 in Savannah Georgia, with daughter Wendy at her bedside.  She was born January 2, 1931 in Manchester Connecticut to parents Everett Taylor Keith and Ruth Jones Keith.  After graduating  from Cushing Academy in Ashburnham Massachusetts, she continued her education at Stephens College and Boston University, where she received her degree in Music.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Marilyn Heckerd, and her son James Heckerd Jr. Sylvia was a classically trained vocalist, songstress, and piano p ...

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David Walter "Pappy" Cornelius - OCT 10, 2020

David Walter

David Walter “Pappy” Cornelius, 85, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Candler Hospital with his family by his side.  He was born in Rockford, Illinois, son of Ray L. and Ethlyn Anderson Cornelius.  David retired January 1, 1999 from Barber Coleman/Pfauter Maag after 46 years of service.  He was a member of Tybee Lite Shrine Club, Masonic Temple, Scottish Rite, Tybee Marine Rescue Squad and the American Legion Post No. 154 Tybee Island. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Ethlyn Cornelius and Christine Gruver Cornelius; his wife, Sandra Host ...

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Martha D. Quinney - OCT 10, 2020

Martha D. Quinney

Martha Frances (Dixon) Quinney, 91, passed away October 10, 2020, at the home of her daughter and under the care of Hospice Savannah.  She was the widow of Rev. Hugh Eugene (Gene) Quinney. Martha was born in Savannah, Georgia, and was the only child of Franklin L. and Mattie Dixon.  Her life was filled with family and music.  She graduated from Savannah High School in 1947 where she was the accompanist for Glee Club and “all things musical.”  She was organist and her husband was Minister of Music and Senior Adults at Garden City First Baptist Church (of which ...

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Ganell "Nell" Mixon Butler - OCT 10, 2020


Ganell “Nell” Mixon Butler, 95, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2020 at her residence.  She was born January 21, 1925 in Metter, GA to the late Arthur and Ava Greenway Mixon.  Mrs. Butler was retired as an Avon representative, and also worked for over 20 years driving the Bookmobile for the Savannah/Chatham County area.   She was a member of the Laides Golf Unit of the Alee Shriner’s, and Isle of Hope Baptist Church.  She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and will be missed by her family and friends.    In addition t ...

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Warren Shupe Youmans MAY 31, 1948 - OCT 10, 2020

Warren Shupe Youmans

Warren, 72,  peacefully entered his eternal home Saturday, October 10, 2020. Warren, born in Savannah, was the son of the late Lott Warren and Sarah Mae Youmans. He was educated in Chatham County Public Schools and later attended Armstrong State College. He joined the Army as a teletype security specialist and was a Vietnam Veteran. Upon returning from Vietnam, Warren married Dianne Smith in February 1969, and they were later blessed with one beautiful daughter, Brigitte. Warren leaves his wife of 51 years, Dianne; a daughter, Brigitte Lawlor (Mike);& ...

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Phillip L. Hall - OCT 09, 2020

Phillip L. Hall

Phillip Leonard Hall, beloved son of Walsteen “Buddy” and Kathleen “Kakie” Hall, passed away in an auto accident Friday, October 9th.   Phillip was born in Savannah on January 8, 1989 and attended St. Peter’s Catholic School and Benedictine Military School. Phillip channeled his gift of making people happy into his culinary career at StingRay’s restaurant where he served as Chef and Kitchen Manager.  He was the “Heart and Soul” of the restaurant.  Phillip’s charm and wit led to a life surrounded by good friends. &nb ...

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John Alexander George, Jr. OCT 19, 1947 - OCT 08, 2020

John Alexander George, Jr.

John Alexander George, Jr., 72, passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020 after battling a long illness. Mr. George was born October 19, 1947 in Toombs County. He was honorably discharged from the Georgia Air National Guard, 117th Air Control Savannah and the U.S. Naval Reserve. For more than 40 years, he was an Elevator Constructor. Past memberships include Solomon’s Lodge #1, Scottish Rite, Alee Shriner’s, and Royal Order of Jesters. He was an active member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and will be greatly missed ...

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Paul "Porky" Swift JUN 29, 1942 - OCT 07, 2020


Paul “Porky” Swift passed away unexpectedly in his condo on Tybee Island, Georgia, on October 7, 2020. He was 78 years old.  He was born on June 29th, 1942 to Kathleen O’ Reilly Swift and Paul Swift, the youngest of three boys in Spokane, Washington.  Swift spent two semesters at Marquette University before departing on a solo quixotic hitch-hiking tour around Europe and the Middle East in 1960.  After recovering from a near fatal illness contracted in a remote Middle Eastern desert location, he returned to the states and attended Gonzaga University, WA. whe ...

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James Elliott Stephens OCT 03, 1940 - OCT 05, 2020

James Elliott Stephens

James Elliott Stephens, died peacefully on October 5, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. James was born October 3, 1940 to the late Jessie Anglin and Warren D. Stephens. He was a graduate of Benedictine Military School, Class of 1959. After graduation, James joined the U.S. Navy as a submariner on the U.S.S. Trout SS566. James saw history in the making during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 as the U.S.S. Trout was the vessel monitoring the waters between Cuba and United States. James graduated from Armstrong State College in 1977 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. He retire ...

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Evelyn Lefevre Bruyette AUG 21, 1922 - OCT 04, 2020

Evelyn Lefevre Bruyette

Evelyn Lefevre Bruyette, 98, passed away Sunday, October 4, 2020 at her residence in Savannah, GA.  She was born August 21, 1922 in Westfield, Vermont, daughter of Alcide and Maude Deuso Lefevre.    She was schooled at Montgomery Junior High School. She worked at York Manufacturing and during WWII she worked at Bell Aircraft in Burlington, Vermont.  She met her husband David after the war and were married June 21, 1947 in Swanton, VT. Evelyn spent her next 30 plus years mothering five children and helping her husband in their grocery store.  She belonged to the & ...

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Mary Barton Clapp - OCT 04, 2020

Mary Barton Clapp

Mary Barton Clapp died unexpectedly Sunday, October 4th at home.  Mary was born in 1926 in Downer’s Grove, Illinois and grew up in North Adams, Massachusetts.  Mary married John B. Clapp, Jr. in 1947 in Hingham, Massachusetts and they lived in Massachusetts. New York, New Jersey and Wisconsin before moving to Savannah in 1982. Mary was always very involved with her churches.  In the Diocese of New York she was one of the first women to serve on an Episcopal vestry and served on four different vestries over the years.  She was a founding member of St. Peter&rsquo ...

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Manning Miles Goldsmith Jr. DEC 08, 1927 - OCT 03, 2020

Manning Miles Goldsmith Jr.

On October 3, Manning Miles Goldsmith Jr., “Granddaddy,” passed away peacefully with his family and beloved dog, Goldie, at his side. Granddaddy was born December 8, 1927, the only child of Manning Miles Goldsmith Sr. and Minnie Lassiter Goldsmith, or Pops and Mimi, as we knew them.  His childhood life was a nomadic one as Pops’ job history in the Firestone business took him from Miami to Savannah to Charleston and finally back to Savannah.  The one constant friend in his early life was his dog, Spooky, which probably accounted for his deep affection for dogs thr ...

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Richard Allen Myers OCT 02, 1936 - OCT 02, 2020

Richard Allen Myers

Richard (Dick) Allen Myers, 84, died on October 2, 2020.  He was born on October 2, 1936 in Fairfield, Iowa, the only child of Emery Reed and Freda Irene Myers, now both deceased.  At age 10, Dick and his mother relocated to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa where he would complete his junior and senior high school education.  Upon graduation from high school in 1954, he enrolled at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa.  Dick worked his way through college with a variety of full-time and part-time jobs.  Prior to graduation he had the pleasure of marrying his high school sweethe ...

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Cheryl Wagner Baynard MAY 03, 1947 - OCT 02, 2020

Cheryl Wagner Baynard

Cheryl Wagner Baynard, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, died at home, surrounded by family, on October 2, 2020 due to cancer.  She was 73. Born in Salisbury, Maryland on May 3, 1947, Cheryl was the second of four children to David and Winona Wagner, and grew up with siblings David, Gail and Jeff in Pocomoke City, Maryland and Easton, Maryland.  She graduated from Saints Peter & Paul High School, and attended Mount Saint Agnes College in Baltimore, Maryland. She graduated with a degree in Elementary Education in 1969 and married John Baynard, her husband of 51 years, in J ...

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Shannon Formby Fillmore Gassen APR 16, 1975 - OCT 01, 2020

Shannon Formby Fillmore Gassen

Shannon Formby Fillmore Gassen died unexpectedly on October 1st, 2020, in Savannah, Ga at the age of 45. Shannon is survived by her parents, Joel Formby and Jane Ford-Brocato of Savannah, Ga; husband, Mark Gassen; children, Cecily Matthews, August Fillmore, Violet Fillmore, William Gassen, and Charlie Gassen; siblings, Noah Formby (Nicole), Melissa Wood and several nieces and nephews of Savannah, Ga. Shannon was born on April 16, 1975 in Savannah, Ga to Joel Formby and Jane Ford-Brocato. She attended St. James Catholic School, graduated from St. Vincent’s Academy in 1993, graduated ...

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