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Donald Dean "Don" Stiller - MAY 19, 2024

Donald Dean

Donald Dean "Don" Stiller, 87, passed away Sunday, May 19, 2024 at Memorial Health with his family by his side.  Don was a former Captain for the Oklahoma Sooners football team, playing from 1954 to 1957, championship seasons.  A full obituary will be posted when available, and a service will be held at a later date.    ...

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Frederick Efrem Trust JAN 16, 1936 - MAY 17, 2024

Frederick Efrem Trust

Frederick Efrem Trust, 88, passed away Friday, May 17, 2024 at his home.  A full obituary will be posted when available.     ...

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Sarah Frances Wyant - MAY 15, 2024

Sarah Frances Wyant

Sarah Frances Wyant concluded her richly lived 96 years on May 15 2024, surrounded by her children. Born in Valdosta and raised in Ocilla alongside her mother, Beulah, and brothers, Benjamin and Gene Stalvey, Sarah's life was one marked by love and service. She was a devoted wife to Joseph Wyant, Sr., with whom she shared over 60 years of marriage until his passing in 2012. Sarah was the cherished mother of Deborah Dorsey, Catherine Renner, Isabel Trono, and Joseph Wyant, Jr. Her family was her pride, her joy, and the center of a life filled with warmth. Known for her vibrant smile and ...

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Karen Jill Bush - MAY 15, 2024

Karen Jill Bush

Jill Beasley Bush, 71, passed away Wednesday, May 15, 2024 at Pruitt Health.  She was born July 14, 1952 in Sylacauga, Alabama to the late Grover and Elise Hickman Beasley.  Jill was of the United Methodist faith, and loved to play the piano and sing.  She and her husband, Hal lived in Alabama until 1984 when they moved to Augusta, GA, then made their home in Savannah in 2018.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her granddaughter, Stella Randolph, her sister, Linda Cassell of Alabama, and her brothers, Joe Beasley of North Augusta, SC, and Carlton B ...

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Eleanor Cerbone DEC 20, 1925 - MAY 14, 2024

Eleanor Cerbone

Eleanor Cerbone, 98, of Savannah, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2024. She was born December 20, 1925, in Bayonne, New Jersey, daughter of the late John Cherchio and Manuella Militelo Cherchio. She was preceded in death by her husband, Philip A. Cerbone, and son-in-law, Eddie Ruchalski. She is survived by her children; Judi Ruchalski, Adam Philip Cerbone (Kristin), Tom Cerbone (Terri); grandchildren, Karen Ruchalski Mahoney (Tim), Christopher Ruchalski (Erin), Jason Cerbone, Kristin Cerbone Peters (Christopher), Celia Cerbone, Alex Cerbone (Elizabeth), and Jennifer Cerbone Lanigan (Stephen); ...

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Joseph C. Boggs MAY 07, 2024 - MAY 14, 2024

Joseph C. Boggs

In loving memory of Joseph C. Boggs, who passed away on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at the age of 62. Joseph, known to many as Joe, leaves behind a legacy of hard work and dedication to others who touched the hearts of all who knew him. Born and raised in the city of Pittsburgh, Joe was a true son of the Steel City due to his love for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Throughout his life, his skilled craftsmanship and commitment to excellence earned him the respect of his peers and clients alike. His work graces countless homes and buildings throughout the Savannah area, a testament to his talent and ded ...

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Frederick Allen Reed MAY 26, 1962 - MAY 13, 2024

Frederick Allen Reed

Frederick Allen Reed, 61, of Wilmington Island, GA, passed away peacefully at his home on 5/13/2024. He was born in Columbus, Ohio on May 26, 1962, to the late Joan Burns Reed and Kenneth Jack Reed. He is preceded in death by a brother Michael Wayne Reed. He also had 7 half-brothers and 4 half-sisters. The family was notorious for being rebellious and loud. Fred attended Lee Senior High School in Sanford, NC, and later graduated from East Jefferson High School in Metaire, LA. He went to work for Noble Oil Co. of New Orleans where he worked on oil rigs for months at a time. He later went int ...

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Lewis P. Bell, Jr. DEC 21, 1941 - MAY 12, 2024

Lewis P. Bell, Jr.

Lewis Preston Bell, Jr., 82, passed away surrounded by his family on May 12, 2024. Lewis was born on December 21, 1941 in Savannah, GA. After graduating from Savannah High School, he joined the US Navy and married the love of his life, Jane Claire Tanner. He was loving, hardworking and cherished husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was very talented in construction, wood working and could fix anything. Lewis was a dedicated member of Savannah Baptist Temple for many years where he was a loyal servant. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Preston Sr and Laur ...

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Dennis M. "Denny" Herb, Sr. AUG 05, 1943 - MAY 12, 2024

Dennis M.

Dennis M. “Denny” Herb Sr. passed away peacefully at his home on May 12th, surrounded by friends and family. Denny grew up in the Old Fort section of Savannah where he attended Blessed Sacrament School and then graduated from Benedictine Military School in the infamous Class of 61’. His athletic prowess at BC was prolific, where he earned First Team All-City Honors in Basketball and First Team All-City and First Team All State Honors in baseball as he helped lead the Cadets to their first State Championship Baseball Title in 1961. His love of baseball was infectious, ...

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Barbara H Sheppard DEC 05, 1936 - MAY 12, 2024

Barbara H Sheppard

Barbara H. Sheppard, 87, died on May 12, 2024 at her Wilmington Island home. She was under the care of Hospice and her loving family.  A lifelong Savannah native, Barbara was born on December 5, 1936, to Dorothy Thirza Corbett Hawkins Wilson and William Sidney Hawkins. After attending Commercial High School, she worked in accounting for Goodyear Tire Company before working at T. S. Chu Company on Tybee Island. There she would spend the greatest and best part of her career, working alongside best friend and confidante Mola Jung, of whom she loved like a sister.  Barbara spent he ...

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Robert (Bob) Merriman OCT 15, 1954 - MAY 11, 2024

Robert (Bob) Merriman

Robert “Bob” Merriman, 69, died on May 11, 2024, at St Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah.   Bob was born October 16, 1954, to the late Alfred and Sara Nell Merriman. During Bob's  43-year law enforcement career, he solved many high-profile cases and was known for his compassion for crime victims.  He started his career in Athens in 1975, then moved to Chatham County Police Department in 1977. He became a detective in 1981. He moved to the Chatham-Savannah Police force in 2004 and retired as a captain in June 2007. Merriman came out of retirement to b ...

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Joseph Greer Wilson, Sr. FEB 22, 1958 - MAY 11, 2024

Joseph Greer Wilson, Sr.

Ask anyone who knew him, and they’ll tell you Joey never met a stranger. They would also tell you he was rarely seen without his signature grin on his face. Joey greeted every person and situation on earth with such positivity, and kindness, that he was quickly and inevitably loved by everyone he met. Joseph Greer Wilson, Sr., 66, of Savannah, Georgia, died surrounded by his family at Candler Hospital after battling Metastatic Desmoplastic Melanoma. Joey was born in Savannah, Georgia to Clifton M. Wilson, Jr.  and Ruth G. Wilson on February 22nd 1958.  He graduated from Jenk ...

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Barbara L Hooks DEC 19, 1937 - MAY 10, 2024

Barbara L Hooks

Barbara L Hooks, 86, passed away peacefully at Hospice Savannah on Friday, May 10, 2024. Barbara, affectionately known as Mema by her family, was born in Bulloch County, GA on December 19, 1937. She was a graduate of Commercial High School in 1955. She worked at Levy’s Department Store for 25 years and later retired from Jordan Marsh. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, the Invincible Bible Class, and the Alee Temple Shrine Antique Classic Unit. In addition to her parents Frank F. Lee and Ester M. Lee; she is preceded in death by the love of her life, husband Doy T. Hook ...

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Mary Alice Frye Templeton - MAY 08, 2024

Mary Alice Frye Templeton

Mary Alice Frye Templeton, 74, passed away Wednesday, May 8, 2024, at Memorial Health.  She was born December 16, 1949, in Fort Benning, GA to the late Lonnie and Arbrea Skeens Frye.  She worked as a home care provider, and at Marshview Senior Living.  Mrs. Templeton was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.  She loved spending time with her grandchildren, supporting them at their sporting events, school functions, and especially trips to Daytona Beach.  She had a love for the card game Rummy, and every family gathering ended in a family game.    She is s ...

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Kayla Danielle George JUL 15, 1998 - MAY 08, 2024

Kayla Danielle George

Kayla Danielle George, 25, of Savannah, Georgia, passed away on May 8, 2024 due to complications of her lifelong battle with Cystic Fibrosis. She was born on July 15, 1998, in Savannah, Georgia. Kayla was a loving mother, fiancée, daughter, and sister. Kayla was a beautiful young woman who found joy in being a mother to her daughter, Evelyn, and was eagerly anticipating her upcoming marriage to Connor Green. She will be remembered for her kind spirit and devotion to her family. She is survived by her father, David George; stepmother, Renee George; fiancé, Connor G ...

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Edith Roszkowiak JAN 23, 1939 - MAY 08, 2024

Edith Roszkowiak

Edith Roszkowiak, 85, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, leaving behind a legacy of strength, love, creativity and generosity. Edith was born in Camden, NJ on January 23, 1939 to the late Edgar Wright and the late Anna Read Wright. She graduated from Merchantville High School in Merchantville, NJ.  Edith’s passion was her family. Sewing, quilting, and singing were among Edith’s many treasured pastimes. She was a longtime member of Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, and she enjoyed volunteering at the Social Apostolate in Savannah.  Edith wa ...

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Vincent G. Sortino MAR 29, 1935 - MAY 04, 2024

Vincent G. Sortino

Vincent G. Sortino aka “Uncle Jimmy” to his Brooklyn family passed away peacefully at his home beside his loving wife on May 4, 2024. He was born on March 29, 1935 in Brooklyn NY to the late John and Sarah Sortino he was always proud to say he was the only one of his siblings to be born in a hospital. Vince was an amazing doting husband to the love of his life Maria Sortino for 62 years. He was the greatest father a daughter could ask for to their only child Cindy Brown He loved his son in law Jeff Brown as the son he never had. He is survived by his wife Maria and daughter ...

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Stanley Earl Harris, Jr. SEP 04, 1937 - MAY 04, 2024

Stanley Earl Harris, Jr.

Stanley Earl Harris, Jr passed away Saturday May 4, 2024. Born September 4.1937, he was the son of Stanley E. Harris Sr. and Bernice Wolf Harris. A third generation and lifelong Savannahian, he graduated from Savannah High School in 1954, and went to his beloved Harvard University at 16 years old. After graduating from Emory Law School, he returned to Savannah to start his legal career. He met his future wife Peggy in Atlanta and asked her to marry him on their third date. She demurred, but they wed shortly thereafter on June 27, 1964. His career included 20 years as Assistant City Attorney ...

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Richard Allen Wotring JUL 17, 1943 - MAY 04, 2024

Richard Allen Wotring

Richard Allen Wotring, born on July 17, 1943, and a proud Marine, transitioned from this life on May 4, 2024, at the age of 80. Dickie’s dedication to service extended far beyond his military tenure. After his honorable service with the Marines, he became a Mason and a proud member of the American Legion Post 184 and continued his commitment to bettering the lives of others as a devoted member of Local 188, where he tirelessly advocated for the rights and well-being of his fellow union members. Dickie’s unwavering sense of duty, coupled with his compassionate spirit, left an end ...

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Emmaline Rice Routon - MAY 04, 2024

Emmaline Rice Routon

On May 4th, with characteristic grace, Emmaline Rice Routon, affectionately known as 'Nana,' passed away at 82 years of age in the presence of her children and loved ones. She was born and raised in Augusta, GA, the only child of Augusta natives Margaret Emmaline Rice 'Peg' and Hugh Woodson Rice. Emmaline's childhood in Augusta’s close-knit community of Summerville was idyllic. She is remembered by classmates and friends as a person with a generous smile and a love for life. Emmaline attended Aquinas High School, where she was a cheerleader, Homecoming Queen and Qu ...

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Frank A. Scungio Jr. JUL 11, 1947 - MAY 04, 2024

Frank A. Scungio Jr.

Frank A. Scungio Jr., 76, passed away peacefully on May 4, 2024. He was born on July 11, 1947, in New Castle, PA. Frank was predeceased by his parents, Alise Staton and Frank Scungio Sr., as well as his sister, Charlotte Viggiano. He is survived by his wife, Claudia Scungio, his loving daughters, Robin Craine (James) and Renne Bender (David), his sons Mark Scungio, Robert Ashley (Beverly) and Thomas Ashley, nieces Tammi Windl (Jay) and Traci Martwinski (Vincent), and cherished grandchildren Ashley Standley (Jeffrey), Dustin Craine (Emily), Austin, and Bentley Elgin. Frank dedicated 30 ye ...

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Judy Jenkins Findley DEC 04, 1946 - MAY 04, 2024

Judy Jenkins Findley

Judy Jenkins Findley,  77 of Pikeville, KY, retired Bank Executive, died Saturday May 4th, 2024, at Bluegrass Hospice in Hazard, KY from a long bout with Parkinson's and Dementia. Judy was born to the late Emory and Thelma Jenkins in Savannah on December 4th, 1946. She was a Graduate of Jenkins High School. Judy was a member of Cornerstone Christian Church in Pikeville. In addition to her parents Judy was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Findley; and a brother Emory Arnold Jenkins.  She is survived by her son and his wife, R ...

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Michael Whitehead MAY 29, 1964 - MAY 02, 2024

Michael Whitehead

Michael Whitehead, 59, passed away May 2, 2024, surrounded by his loved ones in Savannah, Georgia. Originally hailing from Appleton, Wisconsin, Michael's gypsy spirit and boundless creativity drew him to Nashville, Tennessee, where he honed his skills as a Master Stylist and successful business owner. It was in Nashville where fate intertwined his path with Billy, the love of his life. Michael was so smitten, that he bought a red Jeep Wrangler to impress Billy and the rest, as they say, is history. Together, they embarked on a life of adventure. Their journey led them to St. John in the ...

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Landon Alston Jarrott Holcomb APR 22, 1985 - MAY 02, 2024

Landon Alston Jarrott Holcomb

Click here to view Landon's service via livestream - 9;50 a.m. on Monday, May 13, 2024. Landon was born in Savannah, GA on April 22, 1985, and tragically left us on Thursday, May 2, 2024.  Landon lived life his way with a big heart and an infectious smile that would light up a room. A lover of good music, UGA football, bodybuilding, real people and family. The light of the world will truly be dimmer with him gone.  Landon was a Petty Officer First Class in the U.S. Navy where he served as an Air Traffic Controller, at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, FL. Landon was hono ...

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Eva Johanna Carl DEC 14, 1943 - MAY 02, 2024

Eva Johanna Carl

Eva Johanna Carl passed away on May 2, 2024 in the care of Savannah Hospice. Eva was born in Lauin/Donau, Germany on December 13,1943. Eva met Stephen Carl, an American Soldier, stationed in Augsburg, Germany in April of 1970, love followed and they were married on January 19,1971 and enjoyed 53 years of marital bliss. Eva retired in December of 2011 from Publix Twelve Oaks, where she worked as a cashier and in the pharmacy. Eva is survived by her husband, son Karl (Andrea) and daughter Liane two granddaughters, one grandson a brother and sister. Eva will be remembered for her generous hear ...

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Robert Seth Adams DEC 16, 1961 - MAY 02, 2024

Robert Seth Adams

Robert Seth Adams, 62, died peacefully on Thursday, May 2, 2024. The lifelong resident of Savannah was the son of the late William Mitchell Adams and the late Ellen Ross Adams, Robert was an active member of the Savannah St. Patick’s Day Parade Committee, Knights of Columbus and St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. He graduated from Savannah High School and was an avid Georgia Bulldog Fan…..and Herschel Walker’s number one fan. Robert enjoyed going to the gym and everything outdoors, especially, riding bike trails, grilling, enjoying downtown Savannah and Tybee Island. ...

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Randall Marion Zittrouer, Jr. AUG 18, 1944 - MAY 01, 2024

Randall Marion Zittrouer, Jr.

Randall Marion Zittrouer, Jr, 79, of Savannah, GA, passed away peacefully at Hospice of Savannah on Wednesday, May 1, 2024. He was preceded in death by his parents, Corine B. Zittrouer, Randall M Zittrouer, Sr, and brother, Raddie O. Zittrouer. Randy is survived by his sister, Barbara Z. Weimar, Linda H. Zittrouer, and his beloved children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, family & friends. A private service will be planned later. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest remembrances be made in his memory to Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Sa ...

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Robert E. Harman, Jr. MAY 03, 1953 - MAY 01, 2024

Robert E. Harman, Jr.

Robert Earl Harman, Jr., 70, of Savannah, Georgia passed away peacefully on May 1, 2024. Born on May 3, 1953 in Athens, Georgia to Joanne Durrence Harman and Robert Earl Harman, Sr., Bob moved to Savannah with his family in 1959.  He graduated from Benedictine Military School in 1971 and later attended Oglethorpe University, graduating with a degree in Business Administration in 1976. After graduation, Bob worked for Grumman Aircraft Engineering which later became Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation before going to work for the contracting firm, Structioneers, Inc., founded by his father. ...

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James (Jim) Edgar Cole NOV 01, 1949 - MAY 01, 2024

James (Jim) Edgar Cole

James (Jim) Edgar Cole, born November 1, 1949, in Walton, NY died peacefully at home with his Southern family on May 1, 2024.  Jim graduated from Camden Central High School, in Camden, NY.  Even as a 13-year-old, he was ambitious.  He shoveled driveways, mowed lawns, and repaired and rebuilt snow machines.  At 18 he joined the Army and honorably served his country for three tours in Vietnam as a radio operator and Huey helicopter pilot and engineer.   After leaving the military, Jim built many businesses from the ground up.  For over 30 years, he owned a Land ...

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Elizabeth Garner Griffin JUL 06, 1941 - APR 30, 2024

Elizabeth Garner Griffin

Elizabeth Gayle Garner Griffin, 82, passed away April 30, 2024.  She was born July 6, 1941, in Sandersville, GA to the late Wilson and Elizabeth Louise Vickers Garner.  Mrs. Griffin was a R.N., having trained at Candler Hospital, and later working for the American Red Cross.  She also was the R.N. for the State Capital of Georgia, taking care of the medical needs of Legislators.  She also worked for other facilities in Augusta, Atlanta, Valdosta, and Tifton, GA, all while moving around with her husband’s job with Georgia Power.  Mrs. Griffin was a forme ...

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Michael Arthur Cleary "Mike" MAR 17, 1947 - APR 30, 2024

Michael Arthur Cleary

Michael A Cleary, Sr., 77 of Pooler, GA passed away peacefully on April 30, 2024 at Memorial Hospital. Michael "Mike" was born on March 17, 1947 in Savannah, GA.  He and his wife, Cheryl, of 60 years had 4 children. Mike retired from UPS after 32 years where he met lifelong friends.  With his job they moved 4 times and planted roots in Marietta, GA before moving back to the Savannah area.  Mike was a member of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church where he served as a greeter for 10 years.  He loved his wife, children, and grandchildren more than anything.  He enjo ...

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Michael Cleary MAR 17, 1947 - APR 30, 2024

Michael Cleary

Michael A Cleary, Sr., 77 of Pooler, GA passed away peacefully on April 30, 2024 at Memorial Hospital. Michael "Mike" was born on March 17, 1947 in Savannah, GA.  He and his wife, Cheryl, of 60 years had 4 children. Mike retired from UPS after 32 years where he met lifelong friends.  With his job they moved 4 times and planted roots in Marietta, GA before moving back to the Savannah area.  Mike was a member of Johnson Ferry Baptist Church where he served as a greeter for 10 years.  He loved his wife, children, and grandchildren more than anything.  He enjo ...

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Robert Wilson (Bobby) Welch JUL 23, 1945 - APR 29, 2024

Robert Wilson (Bobby) Welch

Robert Wilson “Bobby” Welch joined his Lord and Savior in the early morning hours of Monday, April 29, 2024. Bobby was preceded in that heavenly reunion by his brothers Melton, Charles, Cecil, and Jerry, all of Jackson, Mississippi. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Pamela Culler Welch, daughter Angela Childress (John), son Jeff Welch (Kate), son Charles “Chip” Welch (Meg), Stepson William “Kip” Gardner (Lisa) all of Savannah, and step-daughter Amy Matthews (Chris) of Rincon, sisters Barbara Mardis, Linda Rozina, Judy Quarles, and Anita Hemphill all of ...

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David Frederick Elwell NOV 03, 1940 - APR 29, 2024

David Frederick Elwell

David Frederick Elwell died on April 29, 2024 on Wilmington Island, Georgia at age 83. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1940, David was the son of the late John Elwell, Sr. of Boston and Margaret Kay, from Eastport Maine. David grew up in Boston's Mission Hill Housing Project. In 1983, David married Djeni Karcic in Salem, NH where they lived and had a daughter, Jessica Lee Elwell on March 25,1984. In 1997, David founded Jessicas Brick Oven Bakery in Woburn Massachusetts. He developed it into a successful business baking and selling artisan breads all across the east c ...

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Tommie Grayson Hunter MAY 29, 1951 - APR 29, 2024

Tommie Grayson Hunter

Tommie Grayson Hunter died peacefully on April 28, 2024.  ...

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Robert John Austin - APR 28, 2024

Robert John Austin

Robert John Austin, age 76, died at home after a short illness.  He is survived by his loving wife, Jean, and brother, Deke (wife Vicki), brother-in-law Terance Ricker (wife Marsha), sister-in-law, Carolyn Ostojich (husband John), and sister-in-law, Maryellen Miller, as well as several nieces and nephews. He was a graphic artist.  He worked in Hollywood, post-production titles and graphics prior to the computer age.  He created numerous fine art paintings, some of which received awards.  He was an avid history buff and supported several organizations devoted to historic ...

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Randy Stafford MAR 24, 1964 - APR 28, 2024

Randy Stafford

Randy Stafford, 59, a Savannah native, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2024, born March 24, 1964, son of the late Frank Stafford and Mary Elizabeth Weinheimer Stafford. Randy was an automotive mechanic for many years.  There will be a gathering of family and friends at 3:00, Monday, May 6, 2024, at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors Hodgson Chapel.  ...

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Matthew Joseph Powers AUG 26, 1951 - APR 27, 2024

Matthew Joseph Powers

Matthew Joseph Powers, 72, died peacefully at home, April 27, 2024, surrounded by his loving family. Matt was born August 26, 1951, in Savannah, GA, the son of James Hayes Powers and Ann Mooney Powers. He grew up on Tybee Island, where he was educated at St. Michael’s Catholic School. He was a 1969 graduate of Benedictine Military School in Savannah. Matt began college life in Florida where he was able to pursue his never-ending enjoyment of surfing. But California beckoned, so with a mane of blond hair and a VW van laden with surfboards, he and a buddy headed west. After that e ...

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Teresa (Marge) Quigley Langston JAN 31, 1934 - APR 26, 2024

Teresa (Marge) Quigley Langston

Teresa (Marge) Langston Marge was born January 31, 1934, in St Johns, Newfoundland and passed away peacefully at her home in Savannah, Friday, April 26, 2024, surrounded by family who loved her dearly. She was affectionally known by many names – Teresa, Marge, Mom, Gigi, Grand-Marge, Marg. Marge married the love of her life, Mason Lee Langston MSGT USAF at Pepperrell Air Force Base on March 17, 1954, and they had five children. She was widowed at the young age of 36 while living in Fairbanks, Alaska. She moved back to Savannah, GA where she devoted herself to providing for and r ...

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Parnell Burke Noth - APR 26, 2024

Parnell Burke Noth

              Parnell Burke Noth               1972 - 2024 Beloved wife of New Yorker cartoonist, Paul Noth, cherished daughter of Richard and Dina Burke, and sister of Christopher Burke, Parnell died of heart failure on April 26th in a hospital intensive care unit after a five-week struggle with acute pneumonia. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Parnell grew up as a “pioneer child” with a handful of other great kids in the very early days of The Landings on Skidaway Island. She attended Savannah Country Day Sch ...

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Gary T. Brednich - APR 24, 2024

Gary T. Brednich

Gary Thomas Brednich, 77, of LaGrange, Kentucky, formerly of Midland, Texas passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.  Left to cherish his memory are his children, Benjy Brednich (Carolyn), Betsy Olszanowski (Brian), Brig Brednich, and Burke Brednich (Stacey); grandchildren, Caden, Tabor, Reece, Chase, Pierce, Kate, Carson, Hudson, Marin, and Hollis; mother of his children, Mary Beth Brednich; extended family and friends.  Despite Gary’s health struggles in the latest season of his life, he always remained kind. Gary was the only child born to Jacob and Vera ...

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Bonnie Cook Norman OCT 06, 1940 - APR 23, 2024

Bonnie Cook Norman

Bonnie Cook Norman, affectionately known as Nana, passed away on April 23, 2024. She recently enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great children which will be remembered fondly by her family. Born on October 6, 1940, Bonnie was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. She moved to Savannah several years ago to be near her family. Bonnie had a fulfilling career as a computer programmer with General Electric.  Throughout her life, Bonnie was known for her love for her family. She was so very proud of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She loved gardening, was ...

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Gloria Ann Groover DEC 15, 1946 - APR 23, 2024

Gloria Ann Groover

Gloria Ann "TWINKLE" Groover, 77, of Savannah, Georgia, passed away on April 23, 2024. She was born on December 15, 1946, in Savannah, Georgia. Gloria was a retired motion picture greensman. She was known for her dedication and hard work in the industry. A private graveside service will be held to honor Gloria's life. Gloria is survived by her brother, Henry S Monsees (Patti), and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of Savannah. 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah Georgia 31406 TWINKLE will be dearly missed by all who kn ...

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Mary Rapp Ferrell - APR 20, 2024

Mary Rapp Ferrell

Mary Rapp Ferrell, 99, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2024 in Pensacola, Florida.   A private service will be held at a later date.   ...

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Edwin John Case - APR 20, 2024

Edwin John Case

Edwin John Case   Edwin John Case (Ed) of Skidaway Island, passed away April 20, 2024. Ed was born to Ethel Florence Henkel Case and Milton Allen Case in October 1936 in New York City, growing up in Larchmont, NY.  He is a graduate of Lafayette College where he became a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity.  Ed entered the Army Reserves and was honorably discharged in 1966.  He joined the Market Research Department at The Bristol Myers Company where he gained invaluable experience in product research and marketing.  After four years with Bristol, he joined ...

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John T. (Johnny) Collins - APR 18, 2024

John T. (Johnny) Collins

John T. (Johnny) Collins passed away peacefully on April 18, 2024.  He graduated from Benedictine Military School (BC) class of 1957 and received his BBA in Accounting from Georgia State College in 1969.   Johnny spent the majority of his working career in the Natural Gas Industry, retiring in 2004 from Atmos Energy Corp. after 33 years of service.  During his working years he was a member of many organizations, including the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve.  Johnny loved his family and never met a stranger.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Fleetwood Col ...

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Lottie A. Dunn SEP 28, 1924 - APR 16, 2024

Lottie A. Dunn

Everybody loved Lottie. Born Elise-lotte Schneider in Sao Paolo, Brazil in 1924, Lottie Dunn radiated joie de vivre throughout her entire 99 1/2 years of life. She loved her parents, Anton and Frieda Schneider, and her sister Elfrida Schneider Wandell.  Her family emigrated from the Black Forest in Germany, via Sao Paolo, to DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn in 1927. She loved her husband, Hugh Dunn, whom she met at a high school dance and remained as best friends for the next 55+ years.  She loved her 6 children— and our spouses — and her 11 grandchildren and 3 step-grandchil ...

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Sally Olsen OCT 01, 1935 - APR 15, 2024

Sally Olsen

Sally Olsen was born October 1, 1935 and passed away on April 15, 2024 surrounded by her daughters. She's preceded in death by her loving husband, Eric Maura Olsen, two sons, Eric Maura Olsen, Jr., and Larry Lamar Olsen, and grandson, E. Ryan Goodman.She was survived by daughters, Helen Olsen Woodcock (Charles, dec'd) of Ellabell, and Pamela Olsen Flanders (James) of Guyton.She will be dearly missed by her eight grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. A graveside service will be held at Greenwich cemetery at 11AM on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, Ernie Pirkle To officiate. In lieu ...

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Michael James Bryant NOV 28, 1954 - APR 15, 2024

Michael James Bryant

Michael James Bryant, affectionately known as “Michael T”  to family and friends, passed away peacefully at Emory University Hospital on April 15, 2024.  Born in Tucson, AZ, Mike experienced a nomadic childhood due to his father's military service, a source of pride for him, especially his father's Air Force service in WWII. This upbringing instilled in him a deep appreciation for travel and diverse experiences. Mike’s journey brought him to Savannah, GA, where fate intervened on his first date with Linda, his beloved wife. From Hilton Head to Savannah ...

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William Ulmer MAY 27, 1936 - APR 13, 2024

William Ulmer

Savannah, GA William H. Ulmer, age 87, died Saturday, April 13, 2024. Born in Mineola, New York, he was the son of the late Sara and Lewis W. Ulmer. Bill was an executive with the Procter & Gamble Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. Following retirement, he and his wife, Patty, moved to The Landings on Skidaway Island, Georgia, and he had been a full-time resident there since 1992. He spent many years coaching youth baseball and was an avid fly fisherman. One of his fondest memories was when he made a solo four-wheel drive circumnavigation of the perimeter of the continent of Australia in 2001. H ...

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Elsie Wayne Smith JAN 21, 1932 - APR 13, 2024

Elsie Wayne Smith

Elsie Wayne Smith passed away on April 13, 2024 at the age of 101. She was born in New York City on January 21, 1923 to Tunis M. Smith, Sr. and Annie Kohlhage Smith. She lived much of her childhood in Twickenham, the backdrop of many family stories about her and her brother, cousins, and neighbors playing and dawdling on the way to school. Her mischievousness was legendary in the family, always marked by a twinkle in her eye that continued throughout her life. Elsie graduated from St. Vincent’s Academy and attended Armstrong Junior College before entering Mount St. Mary’s Conven ...

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Margaret "Brenda" Stewart OCT 30, 1944 - APR 12, 2024


  Margaret “Brenda” Stewart, affectionally known as Nana, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital on April 12, 2024 of natural causes.  Her final moments were spent surrounded by family and prayer. Born on October 30, 1944, Brenda was known for her caring and selfless nature.   A lifelong resident of Savannah Georgia and a graduate of St Vincent’s Academy, Brenda worked at the Southern Bell phone company and then moved on to a position teaching preschool, which she genuinely loved and then retired to care for her family and grandchildre ...

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John William Greenwood, Jr. - APR 12, 2024

John William Greenwood, Jr.

John William Greenwood, Jr., 49, passed away Friday, April 12, 2024, due to injuries sustained in a car accident.  He was born July 2, 1974 in Lincoln, NE to John William Greenwood, Sr. and Irene Sohl Greenwood.  John was a skilled auto mechanic and worked for Southern Motors Honda for the past 5 years.  Prior to moving to Savannah, he owned and operated Greenwood’s Garage in Groves, Texas He was preceded in death by his father, John William Greenwood, Sr., and his sister, Jody Lynn Greenwood Wolfe. John is survived by his wife of 25 years, Kristi Ann Greenwood of Sa ...

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Dr. James Frank Repella - APR 12, 2024

Dr. James Frank Repella

Dr. James Frank Repella, aged 89, passed away peacefully on Friday, April 12, while holding the hand of his beloved wife, Jackie. Jim was born on June 5, 1934, in Kingston, Pennsylvania to Frank and Mary Rzepiela. He spent his childhood in Duryea, Pennsylvania, excelling at school and sports while also earning 10 cents an hour working on the Cremard family’s farm. Jim’s father was a coal miner and his mother a seamstress. The family petitioned to change the spelling of their last name when the coal mining company continued to misspell Rzepiela and Frank could not cash his pay ch ...

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Walter Charlton Hartridge Strong, Jr. AUG 16, 1940 - APR 11, 2024

Walter Charlton Hartridge Strong, Jr.

Walter Charlton Hartridge Strong Jr. peacefully passed away at Hospice Savannah on April 11, 2024. Born in Savannah, Georgia on August 16, 1940, Walter was the son of Walter Hartridge Strong, Sr. and Julia Eve Strong. He was educated at his beloved Charles Ellis School, Savannah High School, and Georgia Tech, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Fraternity.  Walter returned to Savannah in 1961 to run his family's commercial construction firm, W.H. Strong Company. Over the next 63 years, Walter's construction legacy stretches over Savannah and the surrounding areas with notabl ...

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Margaret Ann Stambaugh Keener AUG 28, 1925 - APR 11, 2024

Margaret Ann Stambaugh Keener

MARGARET ANN STAMBAUGH KEENER (August 28, 1925-April 11, 2024) It is with great sadness that we said goodbye to our beloved mother, grandmother (Mere), and great grandmother, Margaret Ann Stambaugh Keener, on April 11, 2024, after a short illness, at age 98.  She joins her husband of more than 67 years, Ellis B. Keener, MD, leaving behind a life lived with purpose and intent, surrounded by her family, in her home at the Marshes of Skidaway in Savannah, where she resided for 10 years.  Even in her last years, Ann was a force of nature, cheering on her 13 grandchildren and thr ...

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Thomas "Tom" Sidebotham NOV 27, 1950 - APR 09, 2024


Thomas Edward “Tom” Sidebotham, 73, of Savannah, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2024. Mr. Sidebotham was born November 27, 1950, in Rochester, New York, son of the late Nelson Sidebotham and Veronica Quetschembach Sidebotham. He and his wife, Pat formerly owned and operated Patty’s Hallmark Store on Broughton Street. Tom repaired jewelry and watches for many years was commonly referred to as the “Watch Guy”. He loved working in his yard and helping neighbors. Tom was and avid fan of the New York Yankees Baseball Team, he loved deserts, and was a member of the catho ...

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Mary Catherine Wasson MAR 22, 1936 - APR 08, 2024

Mary Catherine Wasson

Mary Catherine "Kitty" Wasson, 88, of Savannah, passed away peacefully on April 8th, 2024, at Azalealand Nursing Home with her family at her bedside, under the care of Hospice. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Richard Wasson Jr. Kitty was also preceded in death by her beloved parents, John Pettitt and Mary Dixie "Bumbie" Pettitt, along with her cherished daughter, Dianne Dimmitt. Kitty was born in Lumberton, North Carolina, and resided in Savannah for the past 70 years. She attended New Hope Fellowship Church, formerly Grace Primitive Baptist Church. Kit ...

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Donna Gail Nichols MAY 14, 1950 - APR 06, 2024

Donna Gail Nichols

In Loving Memory: Donna Gail Futch Nichols (May 14,1950 - April 6, 2024) Donna Gail Futch Nichols, age 73, passed away peacefully on April 6, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 14,1950, in Statesboro, Georgia to the late Jackie Aldrich and William Futch. Donna was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend. She touched the lives of many with her kindness, generosity, and unwavering love for her family and friends. Donna graduated from Claxton High School in 1968 and went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary English Educati ...

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Elizabeth Payne - APR 06, 2024

Elizabeth Payne

Elizabeth Payne, 60, passed away peacefully in her sleep on April 6, 2024. A long-time Wilmington Island resident, she was born in Greenville, SC in 1964.  She developed a love for Savannah in her 30s and enjoyed being close to the ocean. She had an uncanny ability to spot shark's teeth and enjoyed collecting and sharing them. She also shared a love of local music life with her friends. She was the infamous "cat lady," adopting and caring for many over the years. One of her greatest passions was watching NASCAR. A free spirit, she prized her crystal jewelry and wore it ev ...

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Donald Rhea Bostwick - APR 05, 2024

Donald Rhea Bostwick

On April 5, 2024, Donald Rhea Bostwick, II passed away peacefully at home on Tybee Island with his four children at his side. Don was born in Savannah, Georgia. Later he joined the U.S. Air Force where he served for four years. After his service, Don married and moved from Savannah to Tybee Island where he raised his four children. During his younger years on Tybee Island, Don volunteered as a firefighter, served as a Deacon at Chapel by the Sea, coached youth baseball teams, and mentored many young men through his faith and love of the outdoors. He worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ...

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Moira Agnes Charles Hegarty JUN 03, 1935 - APR 05, 2024

Moira Agnes Charles Hegarty

Moira Charles Hegarty died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, April 4, 2024. Moira was preceded in death by her loving husband of fifty-three years, John Joseph Hegarty; her parents, Thomas and Agnes Charles; her brothers, Thomas, Joseph, and Kevin Charles; and her sisters, Sheila Floyd, Nancy and Cathleen Charles. Moira was born and raised in New York, New York. She served as a dedicated nurse and nurse educator for over 30 years. She was passionate about painting and serving her community. Moira never met a stranger and was known for her quick wit and infectious smile. Surviving is ...

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Dean and Gloria Horstman - APR 05, 2024

Dean and Gloria Horstman

Gloria and Dean Horstman of Savannah, Ga., shared 69 years as husband and wife. She loved books. He loved computers before anyone knew to call him a “computer geek.” Most of all, they loved each other and their family, four sons who did them proud. Gloria’s declining condition was taking its toll. On March 12, Dean visited his wife in the hospital. Seeing her in such a state left him frazzled. Driving himself home, he was involved in an automobile accident, suffering injuries too severe to overcome. Gloria J. Horstman died on April 5, 2024. She was 91. Dean Lewis Hor ...

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Kevin (Catfish) Jackson JUN 02, 1961 - APR 04, 2024

 Kevin (Catfish) Jackson

There is absolutely no doubt that Kevin “Catfish” Jackson intentionally made the world a much better place. His love for his wife, children and grandchildren was infinite. The person Kevin loved best in this world was his wife Libby, whom he affectionately called his best friend and “The Family Oak”.  He and Libby faithfully reared their children Elizabeth, Kev, and Mary Margaret and loved their spouses Tyler, Kate, and Thomas like their very own. Kevin thanked God daily for his children and eight grandchildren, and he was immensely proud of his family.  Ke ...

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MaryAnn Wunsch NOV 27, 1947 - APR 04, 2024

MaryAnn Wunsch

MaryAnn Wunsch has passed away at the age of 76.  She was born MaryAnn Roberta Rozek on November 27, 1947 in Webster, MA and died on April 4, 2024 in Savannah, GA where she lived with her husband, Rudolf “Rudi” Wunsch.  MaryAnn is a graduate of Anna Maria College in Paxton, MA.  Shortly after graduation, she and Rudi were married.  In September of 2023, they celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary.   She was a school teacher at Fort Meade, MD and in Framingham, MA.  Upon Rudi’s completion of graduate school in Boston, they made their way to ...

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Janet Potter Redmond - APR 04, 2024

Janet Potter Redmond

Janet Potter Redmond, 73, passed away in her sleep on April 4, 2024 after battling a long illness. Janet was born in Albany, Ga and grew up in Savannah, Ga. She was the daughter of Robert Lee Clifton and Lorine Potter Clifton, owner of Castle Heights Academy. Janet was an amazing person that everyone loved. She graduated from Windsor Forrest High School, attended the University of Georgia, and was a world traveler.  She experienced life and had no regrets.  Janet loved the Lord and knew Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior. She is finally at peace. She is preceded in death by he ...

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Betty Marie Boone - APR 04, 2024

Betty Marie Boone

Betty Boone, 69, of Savannah, Georgia, formally of Paris, Arkansas passed away April 4, 2024 in Reidsville, Georgia. Betty was born in Paris, Arkansas, the first of 4 children of G. W. Spillers and Dorothy Maxine (Shelton) Spillers. She was named after her paternal grandmother, Lona Marie (Spicer)(Spillers)(Mainer) Garrett. As the daughter of a U.S. Naval Sailor, Betty grew up moving and living in many states, from coast to coast. After her father's military retirement in 1969, she found herself back in Paris, Arkansas. She became a member of the high school band where she played the cl ...

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Frances Joan Distefano DeWitt - APR 03, 2024

Frances Joan Distefano DeWitt

Frances Joan DeWitt, 89, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 3, 2024 at Hospice Savannah surrounded by her loving family.  The Savannah native was born on March 16, 1935 to the late Josephine Lupo Crosby and John Distefano. Frances was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Her faith was unwavering and carried her through the loss of her child and her husband. Like the true Italian she was, nothing brought Frances more joy than cooking large family meals for all to enjoy. She had a gift of making everyone feel welcome and loved. She will be greatl ...

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Lance Jack Hinely "Jimmy" - APR 03, 2024

Lance Jack Hinely

Lance Jack Hinely (Jimmy), 88, died peacefully on Wednesday, April 3, 2024.  Lance was born in Savannah, one of four sons of John Ralston Hinely, and Ila Kessler Hinley.  He had three brothers, John D. Hinely, Bernard R. Hinely, and William K. Hinely.  Lance leaves behind many nieces and nephews, JoBeth Fuller, Pam Waters, Steve Hinely, Diane Brown, Cathy Rogers, Ronnie Hinely, Denise Morris, Ricky Hinely, Peggy Mattie, and Debby Goldberg, also several great-nieces and great-nephews.  He was a longtime and very active member of Robert McIntyre Methodist Church.  He ...

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Robert Simmons Lanier, Jr. (Sims) - APR 02, 2024

Robert Simmons Lanier, Jr. (Sims)

Robert Simmons Lanier, Jr., “Sims”, 71, of Statesboro, GA, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2024, after having bravely battled cancer for several years. Sims was born on Friday, May 2, 1952, to Robert Simmons Lanier and Doris Holmes Lanier. Like his name, “Sims” was truly a unique and memorable person. In high school Sims played basketball and football for the Statesboro High School Blue Devils. His high academic standing allowed him to skip his senior year of high school and begin attending Georgia Southern University. He was a proud charter member of the Eta Zeta C ...

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Judy Whalen Hilliard NOV 12, 1943 - APR 02, 2024

Judy Whalen Hilliard

At home, surrounded by her loving family, Judy Whalen Hilliard, 80, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 2, 2024. Judy was a lifelong resident of Savannah. She was born on November 12, 1943 to the late James Edward “Bookie” Whalen and the late Margie Elizabeth Cribbs Whalen. Judy’s life was a combination of faith, family, and friendship. Judy was a devout Catholic and a communicant of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church and a former communicant of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.  She was an extraordinary woman with a remarkable ability to engage people. Judy was mos ...

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Barbara Riggs Wise - APR 02, 2024

Barbara Riggs Wise

Barbara Claire Wise, née Riggs, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 2, 2024, at her home in Savannah, Georgia.  Born in Claxton, Georgia on Christmas Day, 1946, to the late Loren Alexander Riggs and Claire Smith Riggs, she was a skilled executive assistant, aspiring writer, and, in her spare time, an avid reader.  She was preceded in death by her husband William Ray Wise and her siblings Tommy Riggs, Jimmy Riggs, and Charles Riggs. Barbara is survived by her sister Lori Riggs Jenkins; sons Rand Wise and Jason Wise; daughter-in-law Deb Wise; grandson Ben Wise; and many cousins ...

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Graham J. Asher - APR 01, 2024

Graham J. Asher

Graham J. Asher, 79, passed away Monday, April 1, 2024, at The Oaks of Savannah.  He was born August 30, 1944, in South Hampton, UK.  Graham was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church on Skidaway Island and served in the Merchant Marines.  He had a lifelong career as a Hotelier, where he managed multi-million-dollar properties all over the world.  He was the Group Vice-President & General Manager of The Helmsley Organization in New York, the Managing Director for Fairmont Royal Pavilion & Glitter Bay in St. James, Barbados West Indies, the Resort General ...

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Ruth Cain Lynah JUN 20, 1927 - APR 01, 2024

Ruth Cain Lynah

Ruth Cain Lynah of Savannah, Georgia, passed away peacefully on April 1, 2024. Ruth, affectionately known as "Peggy," was born on June 20,1927 to Ruth Artley Cain and Thomas Ravenel Cain. She was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Savage Lynah, and her eldest son, James Lynah. She is survived by her children; Thomas Ravenel Lynah (MaryAnne), Katherine Lynah Holliday, Savage Heyward Lynah Jr.(Lori), and Ruthie Lynah Whitlow(Jeff); daughter-in-law, Cindy Ellis Lynah (James); as well as fourteen grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and numer ...

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Jane Vavra Leonard O'Brien - APR 01, 2024

Jane Vavra Leonard O'Brien

Jane Vavra Leonard O’Brien, 83, died peacefully at home on Monday, April 1, 2024.  Jane was born in St. Louis, Mo the late John Vavra and the late Evelyn Hohenstein Vavra. She was a longtime resident of Savannah and Tybee Island. Jane was a dedicated professor of English and Humanities at Savannah State University until her retirement in 2015.  A devout Catholic and longtime communicant of St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Tybee Island, Jane served as Lector.  In 2017, Jane was awarded the Bishop Francis X Gartland Award by the Diocese of Savannah for her distingui ...

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Walter Purcell JUN 29, 1949 - MAR 31, 2024

Walter Purcell

Walter Purcell, 74, a native of Savannah, passed away Sunday, March 31, 2024, after a long illness. He was born June 22, 1949, the youngest of five boys to the late Eugene Enoch Purcell and Eva Gaynell Driggers Purcell. He graduated from Groves high school and served in the Army.  Walter worked in construction and was a skilled carpenter.  He was a natural gardener and took great pride in his yard.  He was also a master craftsman and was very creative, and his talents were widespread to include stained glass, etchings, and a host of other artistic abilities.  Walter w ...

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Mary Elizabeth Dickey Smith JUL 02, 1933 - MAR 31, 2024

Mary Elizabeth Dickey Smith

Mary Elizabeth Dickey Smith, born in Sylvania, Georgia on July 2, 1933, passed away peacefully on March 31, 2024, at the age of 90 in Canton, Georgia with her family by her side. She was the daughter of John and Hilda Dickey. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great grandmother who touched the lives of many with her kind, loving and unselfish generosity. Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Robert (Bob) E. Smith, and her daughter, Sheila Elaine Smith Holley. She is survived by her daughter, Cynthia Dianne Jenkins (Ron) of Canton, Georgia; ...

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Joan Zipperer Shealey OCT 25, 1935 - MAR 30, 2024

Joan Zipperer Shealey

Joan Agnes (Zipperer) Shealey, age 88, of Savannah, Georgia, passed away on March 30, 2024. She was born on October 25, 1935, in Savannah to the late Israel H. and Agnes C. Zipperer. Joan attended Savannah High School, graduating in 1953. She began working at Savannah Bank and Trust, then took time off to raise her three children. She eventually went back to work at Smiley's Sewing Center. A beloved member of the White Bluff Methodist Church, Joan enjoyed singing in the choir; she was also a member of the building committee. In her free time, she enjoyed sewing and needlecraft, ...

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Dr. James L. Routon SEP 12, 1941 - MAR 29, 2024

Dr. James L. Routon

We mourn the passing of Dr. James Leonard Routon (82 yrs), of Savannah, GA. After determinedly battling acute myeloid leukemia for more than a year, he found peace and final rest with family at his bedside on the morning of March 29, 2024. Affectionately known as ‘Papa’ he was born in Fairburn, GA, on September 12, 1941, to the late Beatrice Baker Routon and Stephen Leonard Routon.  Jim was a dedicated family man and physician whose Catholic faith was the source of his strength, perseverance, and principles, shaping his career through a path of academic excellence and compa ...

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Frank Ashton Blount, Jr. DEC 11, 1942 - MAR 29, 2024

Frank Ashton Blount, Jr.

Frank Ashton Blount, Jr. was born on December 11,1942 in New Haven Connecticut to Margaret O'Neill Blount and Frank Ashton Blount, Sr. He left his earthly home on March 29, 2024. Frank retired from the Iron Workers Local 709. He served in the US Navy aboard the USS Enterprise on its maiden voyage.  He enjoyed recounting his adventures in each country port they entered.  He always said his "Claim to Fame was being in the E on the ship E=MC2!". Frank lived his life by the beat of his own drum!  At times he was a gruff person, but he would give you the shirt off ...

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Evelyn Knight McKay Powell NOV 03, 1947 - MAR 29, 2024

Evelyn Knight McKay Powell

Evelyn Knight McKay Powell of Stilson, GA passed away peacefully at Ogeechee Area Hospice on Friday, March 29, 2024 after a courageous battle with cancer. Evelyn was born in 1947 in DeKalb County, Illinois. She is survived by her three children, nine grandchildren, and thirteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, William E. McKay, Jr. and Robert L. Powell. In remembrance of Evelyn’s life, the family asks that you consider making a charitable donation to Ogeechee Area Hospice, 200 Donehoo Street, Statesboro, GA 30458.  A celebration of Evelyn&rsqu ...

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Susie Miller Arden - MAR 27, 2024

Susie Miller Arden

Susie Miller Arden, 98, died peacefully in Savannah on March 27, 2024, in the company of her loved ones. She was born on February 4, 1926, in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and lived there until the age of nine, when her family moved to Florence, South Carolina. At age 15, she moved with her family to Savannah. It was at Savannah High School, when she was 16 years old, that Mrs. Arden met her future husband. Frank Arden first saw his beloved Susie when she was on stage in the lead role of Lucy Belle Lee in Ever Since Eve. For the next 65 years - until his death - she would be the love of his l ...

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Anne Chaddock Donegan AUG 07, 2007 - MAR 27, 2024

Anne Chaddock Donegan

Anne Chaddock Donegan, 16, passed away unexpectedly on March 27, 2024. Born at Candler Hospital in Savannah, Ga. on August 7, 2007, Anne Chaddock was the cherished daughter of Chris Donegan and Staci McMillan Donegan and was affectionately known as “AC.” An old soul who was wise beyond her years, Anne Chaddock embraced kindness as a core value. She loved her family, she loved her friends, and she loved her beloved animals Abby, Beans and Henry. Anne Chaddock attended The Savannah Country Day School since Pre-K and was a talented student as well as an accomplished cross-country r ...

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Thomas (Tommy) Clarence Walton FEB 18, 1941 - MAR 26, 2024

Thomas (Tommy) Clarence Walton

Thomas 'Tommy' Clarence Walton, a beloved man to many, passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah, GA on March 26, 2024. He was surrounded by his loving wife, Patricia McGee Walton, and his children. Tommy was born on February 18,1941, in Savannah. As the baby brother to three much older siblings, Eddie, Claire, and G.W., Tommy treasured his family and his “cracker” upbringing. His mother instilled a love for cooking that now carries through generations of family and friends. As a young man, Tommy pitched the first no-hitter in the inaugural season of AMBUCS little l ...

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Sara Elizabeth Bart AUG 15, 1936 - MAR 25, 2024

Sara Elizabeth Bart

Sara Elizabeth Bart, 87,  passed away surrounded by her children on March 25, 2024 in her home in Tybee Island GA. Sara was born to the late Walter Preston Byrd and Mary Elizabeth Byrd, on August 15, 1936 in Savannah GA. She is survived by three daughters, Mary Angelyn  Decker, Patricia Ann Catalano, and Sara Celeste Decker; a son, Ashley Michael Bart; grandchildren, Harrison Catalano (Gigi), and Decker Catalano; and a great-grandchild, Charles Brandt Catalano. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, April 1, 2024 at St Michael’s ...

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Evelyn R. McElhaney - MAR 23, 2024

Evelyn R. McElhaney

Evelyn Ricks McElhaney, 90, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2024, at her home with her husband by her side.  She was born December 7, 1933, in Soperton, GA to the late Herbert and Maggie Jane Ricks.  She loved flowers and especially loved and cared for her family.  She attended South Gardens Baptist Church, and later Chatham Christian Church.  She is survived by her husband of 68 years, Wilburt McElhaney of Savannah, her son, Curtis W. McElhaney of Jacksonville, FL, two daughters, Donna Anderson of Ellijay, GA, and Karen D. Smith (Curtis) of Port Wentworth, GA, her three ...

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Joyce Ann Lowry - MAR 23, 2024

Joyce Ann Lowry

Joyce Ann (Thompson) Lowry, 77, died peacefully in Savannah on Saturday, March 23, 2024. She was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Robert (Bob) E. Lowry, Jr. Joyce was born in Sciotoville, Ohio, the second child (and first and only daughter) of Cleo Wells and Thelma Delores (Hall) Thompson. She and her four brothers were raised on a small farm in a house built by her father, where she had fond memories of walking the “holler” or playing in the “crick.” She attended Minford High School and graduated with the class of 1965. She was married on January 20, 1967, ...

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Dr. Anthony Malcom Cook - MAR 23, 2024

Dr. Anthony Malcom Cook

Dr. Anthony Malcom Cook passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2024 at the age of 67, in Savannah, GA, surrounded with love; his wife and children were with him as he made his transition to heaven. He is survived by his wife, Julie Mileur Cook, whom he was devoted to for nearly 41 years, and their children Travis (Elizabeth) Cook  and Lexie (Everett) Cramer, both of Atlanta, GA, as well as his grandchildren, Louisa and Hayes, who fondly called him ‘Ace’. He is also survived by his sister Kristi (Chris) Maletis, along with many nieces and nephews. Anthony was a Georgia man th ...

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Ruby Lucille McClary Harden - MAR 23, 2024

Ruby Lucille McClary Harden

Ruby Lucille McClary Harden passed away peacefully on March 23, 2024. Born on April 23, 1930, she lived a fulfilling and long life, finding joy in the sport of bowling. She is survived by her sons, Richard Franklin Harden and Gary Lester Harden of Savannah, GA, as well as her brothers, Jesse Smith McClary of Georgetown, SC, William E. McClary of Mt. Pleasant, SC, and Richard S. McClary of Richmond Hill, GA. Additionally, she is survived by her sister, Shirley M. Woodside of Simpsonville, SC. Ruby will be dearly missed by all who knew her. A graveside service to honor her life will be ...

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Dawn Jennings Prescott SEP 09, 1962 - MAR 22, 2024

Dawn Jennings Prescott

Mrs. Dawn Jennings Prescott, 61, of Swainsboro passed away Friday, March 22, 2024, at her residence. Mrs. Prescott was born September 9, 1962, in Beaufort, SC. to the late Walter Thomas Jennings, Sr. and Faye Cowart Jennings.  She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Walter Thomas Jennings Jr.; companion, Robbie Sellars.  Dawn was a graduate of Herschel V. Jenkins High School in Savannah and Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta. She worked in the Pathology Department of Memorial Medical Center prior to entering funeral service and later in the OB/GYN pr ...

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Stephen L. Ummel NOV 20, 1941 - MAR 22, 2024

Stephen L. Ummel

Stephen L. Ummel, age 82, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 22, at his home on Skidaway Island, Georgia. Stephen was born to Dr. Clinton Louis and Mary Ann (Howick) Ummel on Nov 20, 1941, in Des Moines, Iowa. There, he graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1959 and then from Drake University in 1963. He went on to earn his MA in hospital and health administration from The University of Iowa in 1965. It was during his administrative residency in Greeley, Colorado, that he met his wife-to-be, Sandra Kay Bunda, from Fort Dodge, Iowa. They married on August 21, 1965. Stephen is survi ...

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Robin Williams Johnson JAN 12, 1962 - MAR 22, 2024

Robin Williams Johnson

Robin Williams Johnson, 62, died peacefully on Friday, March 22, 2024 at St. Joseph’s Hospital with her loved ones by her side. The native of Hardeeville, SC was a longtime resident of Savannah was born on January 12, 1962 to Horace Dayton Williams, Sr., and the late Elleanora Fleming Williams. Robin loved to laugh. She was kind, brave, caring, and generous. She was formerly employed by KFC in Pooler. She will be dearly missed by all those who knew her. In addition to her mother, Robin was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Williams; her maternal grandparents, Nora Purvis Fle ...

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Joseph Andrew Austin, Sr. OCT 31, 1934 - MAR 21, 2024

Joseph Andrew Austin, Sr.

Joseph Andrew Austin, Sr., 89, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2024, at his home.  He was born October 31, 1934, to the late Winton and Marie Evans Austin.  Mr. Austin was an electrician for the Local IBEW #508.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Winton Austin, Donald Austin, Delores Diamond, and Joyce Sharpe. He is survived by two sons, Joseph Austin, Jr (Geana Rouchi), of Savannah, and Jaudon Austin (Vicky) of Pooler.  Also surviving are three grandchildren, Hunter Austin, Colby Austin, Leslie Holcombe, and sister-in-law, Ann ...

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William Voss - MAR 20, 2024

William Voss

William Voss passed away peacefully on March 20, 2024. He is survived by his wife, Carmen; three daughters, Heather, Kimberley, and Courtney; their husbands, Dan and Bern; as well as eight grandchildren: Chris, Jake, Brendan, Caity, Danny, Jack, William, and Joseph. His beloved dog, Jason, also mourns his loss. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on Monday, March 25, 2024 at the Fox and Weeks Hodgson Chapel. ...

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Janet Lee Oliver JUN 05, 1938 - MAR 20, 2024

Janet Lee Oliver

Janet Lee Oliver, 85, of Savannah (Wilmington Island), Georgia passed away with her family by her side, on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, after a brief illness. She was born in Lexington, Kentucky on June 5, 1938 to Leonard Hudson Oliver and Pansy Hill Oliver, who preceded her in death. Janet lived much of her life in Lexington and in nearby towns in Woodford County. The family lived on a small farm behind what is now the Blue Grass Airport in Lexington; and as a child she would ride horses with her friends across the farmland that is now part of the airport and Man O' War Blvd. While at ...

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Forrest West Baker MAR 29, 1952 - MAR 20, 2024

Forrest West Baker

Forrest West Baker, known affectionately as "West," passed away on March 20th, 2024 at the age of 71. Born on March 29th, 1952 to Henry & Marguerite Baker, West was a kind and caring man who had a ferocious appetite for learning. He was a proud graduate of Armstrong Atlantic State University's Nuclear Medicine program and enjoyed sharing his love of music with others. In 1999, West fell in love with Joyce, and the two were married at St. Francis of the Islands Episcopal Church. West was a loving family man who always made time for his wife, grandkids, and great-grandkids. ...

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Edward G. Coleman, Jr. MAR 17, 1958 - MAR 19, 2024

Edward G. Coleman, Jr.

Edward Gus Coleman, Jr., affectionately known as “Edward G”, a proud veteran of the United States Army, passed away on March 19, 2024. The son of Charlesetta Coleman and the late Edward Gus Coleman, Sr., Edward was born March 17, 1958, and raised in Savannah, Ga. He attended the Savannah Chatham County Public School System and graduated from Windsor Forest High School in 1977. In 1978, Edward enlisted in the United States Army and valued this service highly, attaining the rank of Sergeant First Class - Drill Sergeant. He served his country with honor and bravery, demonstratin ...

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William G. Foster, Sr. - MAR 18, 2024

William G. Foster, Sr.

WILLIAM G. FOSTER, SR. Skidaway Island, Georgia William G. Foster, Sr. (Bill) passed away peacefully at home early on March 18, 2024. Bill was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1933 to Fred and Ruth Foster. Bill attended local public schools and was a graduate of Savannah High School. He also attended Armstrong College Night School. He served 13 years in the Georgia Army National Guard and was a commissioned officer in 118th Field Artillery Battalion. Bill was formerly a member of the Savannah Volunteer Guards and currently the Chatham Artillery. Bill married his teenage love, Peggy Byrd o ...

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Paul Edwin "Ed" Walton JUL 14, 1958 - MAR 18, 2024

Paul Edwin

Ed Walton (Paul Edwin Walton), 65, departed this Earth on Monday, March 18th 2024 at his home on Whitemarsh Island. Ed was born July 14th, 1958 in Augusta, Georgia to Janie Mae Buck Walton (Deceased in 2011) and Paul Augustus Walton (age 90).  He grew up in Augusta, Georgia and graduated from West Side High School.  He is survived by his loving wife, and lifelong best friend, Karen “Cricket” Touchstone Hulsey Walton. He also leaves: brother Gary A. Walton (Tanya Newman) of Harlem, Georgia; sister Wendy J. Walton of Albuquerque, New Mexico; and brother Mark C. Walt ...

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Julita Shallal JUL 04, 1946 - MAR 18, 2024

Julita Shallal

Julita Giedre Shallal, 77, peacefully passed into eternal life at her home on Monday, March 18, 2024, after a quick and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was born in Lingen, Germany, on July 4, 1946, to the late Antanas and Elena (Cervydas) Kvedaras, after they fled their native country, Lithuania, during World War II. In 1950, her family immigrated to the United States and were welcomed by Lady Liberty in New York Harbor before settling in Detroit, Michigan. In her childhood, Julita was enamored with music, particularly the violin, in which she excelled. Throughout her teenage yea ...

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Nguyen Tang Phuc - MAR 17, 2024

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Edward Robert Bilik APR 21, 1935 - MAR 17, 2024

Edward Robert Bilik

Edward Bilik passed away March 17, 2024, from heart related issues at Emory University Mid-Town Hospital in Atlanta, GA.  He was 88 years old.  Ed was the youngest of seven children born to Joseph and Ernestine Bilik of Endicott, NY.  He was predeceased by his parents and siblings: brothers Joseph and Anthony and sisters Antoinette Wheatley, Mildred Russo, and Helen and Mary Bilik. He is survived by his loving wife of more than 53 years, Geraldine Schmidt Bilik, son Darrin Scott Bilik, his wife Melissa, and grandson Wesley Robert Bilik. He attended Union Endicott High Scho ...

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Otto W. Schwalb APR 04, 1932 - MAR 15, 2024

Otto W. Schwalb

Otto W. Schwalb, 91, died peacefully on Friday, March 15, 2024 at Hospice Savannah. Otto was born in Savannah on April 4, 1932 to the late Agnes Sullivan Schwalb and Dr. Otto W. Schwalb, Sr.  Otto served in the U.S. Army and U.S. National Guard for more than 33 years before retiring as a Master Seargeant. He also retired as an electronic technician from Southern Bell after 23 years of service. Otto was a life member of Chatham Artillery and a communicant of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. He was a former member of Georgia Hussars and Knights of Columbus, 4th degree. In addition ...

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Bobby Horton - MAR 14, 2024

Bobby Horton

Bobby Nelson Horton, 86, died peacefully at Azalealand Nursing and Rehabilitation on Thursday, March 14, 2024 after a short illness. The Savannah, Ga. native was born on November 4, 1937 to the late John William Horton, Sr. and Sara Helen Horton. Bobby grew up in Savannah and was a 1957 graduate of Savannah High School. Bobby served his country as an Engineman in the U.S. Coast Guard.  After leaving the service, he worked at the U.S. Postal Service and then Southern Bell Telegraph and Telephone Company, which would become AT&T, where he was employed for 35 years until his retire ...

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Waydette Marie (Monteith) Poitras OCT 18, 1943 - MAR 14, 2024

Waydette Marie (Monteith) Poitras

With unimaginable sadness, we announce the death of Waydette Marie (Monteith) Poitras, 75, on March 14, 2024. Our loving mother, devoted wife, and ridiculously generous grandmother left this earth suddenly and with a bit of drama. Her death was unexpected and we are all so very sad.  Waydette was born in Caribou, Maine on October 18th, 1948, and was the middle sibling of 5 children. I am telling you she was the middle child because that somehow made her think she was the underdog of the  family, and therefore thought the middle kids were the best or at the very least that she ...

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Benjamin Sterling Jones NOV 03, 1983 - MAR 13, 2024

Benjamin Sterling Jones

Benjamin Jones, may you rest in peace. Benjamin, unexpectedly passed away early Wednesday morning at the age of 40. He leaves behind three brothers, two sisters, and our father. Benjamin was known at a young age as a miracle child. Many don't know that at the young age of five years old, he was diagnosed with brain cancer and given 6 months to live. Thanks to the great doctors at Eggleston and Emory, he beat cancer against tremendous odds. He went on to become a great baseball player through his childhood, and also enjoyed woodworking. Ben knew how to make everyone around h ...

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William "Bill" Boyd Robinson MAR 05, 1945 - MAR 13, 2024


William “Bill” Boyd Robinson, 78, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2024, surrounded by his family. Bill is preceded in death by his parents Samuel and Adelaide “Catherine” (Constantine) Robinson and sister Roberta (Robinson) Baker, and leaves behind his wife Delia (Soldwedel) Robinson of Tybee Island, GA; son, Zak Robinson of Austin, TX; son, Ian Robinson of Atlanta, GA; daughter, Zoe Robinson of Jacksonville, FL; son, Lars Erik Robinson of Largo, FL; grandsons Sean Robinson and Wyatt Monsalve Robinson; and nephews Bob Baker, Chris Baker and Carl Baker. Bi ...

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Jack Dana Lee, Sr. JUL 26, 1922 - MAR 12, 2024

Jack Dana Lee, Sr.

Jack Dana Lee, Sr., 101, died peacefully on Tuesday, March 12, 2024. The Brooklet, GA native was born on July 26, 1922 to the late Daniel Carr Lee and Ida Mae Lee. Jack grew up in Savannah and was a proud 1941 graduate of Savannah High School; as Jack said “the Golden Age for high schools in Savannah”.  He was a member of the Savannah Golf Club since 1957. During World War II, Jack served as a U.S. Navy Line Officer aboard the Destroyer Harlan R. Dickson – DD 708. During the Korean Conflict, he served on the Destroyer Ross DD563. After his service in the U.S. ...

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Gerald Carl Von Bargen JAN 31, 1938 - MAR 12, 2024

Gerald Carl Von Bargen

Our beloved husband and father, Gerald Von Bargen, passed away peacefully in his home on March 12, 2024 at the age of 89. He is survived by his wife, Lois Von Bargen, children, sons and daughter-in-law, Christopher and Jennifer Von Bargen, Jim and Melissa Huggins, Jeff and Megan Hill, and Tad and Erica Wilson. He also leaves 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was born in Seattle, Washington on January 31, 1935. He spent his childhood years through high school with his family in Wyoming, Ohio where he and his wife first met. They were married for 66 years.  He h ...

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Donald Edward Crafts - MAR 10, 2024

Donald Edward Crafts

In Loving Memory of Donald Edward Crafts, September 10, 1941 - March 10, 2024 Donald Edward Crafts, a man of remarkable kindness and unwavering dedication, passed away on March 10, 2024. Born on September 10, 1941, Donald’s life was a testament to love, generosity & profound devotion to his family. Donald’s journey began in Savannah, Georgia where he spent his childhood & attended Savannah High School. His academic excellence & passion for learning earned him a full scholarship to Emory University, where he further distinguished himself by receiving a prestigious Woo ...

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Charles A. Jolivette - MAR 09, 2024

Charles A. Jolivette

Charles Antion Jolivette, 71, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at his home with his husband, Lee Thornburg, and friends by his side.  He was born August 31,1952, in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, to the late Howard Jolivette and Gertie Fontenot Wilson.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Ken Jolivette, and sister Joelle Jolivette Gonzalez. Charlie worked for the Department Of Justice, Anti Trust Division, in San Francisco, California for 37 years.  After retiring Charlie attended City College of Nursing in San Francisco, California.  Upon graduation ...

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Hazel Lucas AUG 24, 1927 - MAR 09, 2024

Hazel Lucas

Hazel Lorine Hurst Lucas (GeeGee), 96, left this world to be with Jesus on March 9, 2024. Her final moments were spent peacefully in the home of her daughter Melanie in Methuen, MA, and she was surrounded by family. A celebration of her life will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at Fox and Weeks in Savannah, GA at 10:00 am followed by a graveside ceremony at Bonaventure Cemetery. Memorial gifts are welcome and can be sent to Cowee Baptist Church in Franklin, NC in her memory. GeeGee is the matriarch of the family and a follower of Jesus Christ. She loved to read her Bible, post daily ...

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William Edward Bowen OCT 29, 1939 - MAR 08, 2024

William Edward Bowen

William Edward (Bill) Bowen, 84, passed away Friday, March 8, 2024, at Memorial Health.  He was born October 29, 1939, in Statesboro, Georgia to the late Andrew Jackson and Jane Fraser Bowen.  Bill graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served in the U.S. Navy.  He was a member of Skidaway Island Methodist Church.  He worked for Continental Can in Savannah, Interstate Paper in Liberty County, and later Brunswick Pulp and Paper in Brunswick. After retiring from Brunswick Pulp and Paper he started his own business, Strong Post Structures.  In addition to his parent ...

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Katherine Linton DEC 01, 1941 - MAR 08, 2024

Katherine Linton

Katherine Anita Markwalter Linton passed away on March 8, 2024. She was born in Savannah on December 1, 1941. She was preceded in death, in November 2023, by her husband of 64 years, Robert Lamar Linton. She was also preceded in death by their son Robert (Bobby)Linton Jr., her sister, Tricia Gunter Anderson, and her parents, Joseph Markwalter Sr., and Anita & Charles Gunter.   She was a former member of Morningside Baptist Church and The Women's Auxiliary of the Elks Lodge. For several decades, she worked in the medical profession, including Abercorn Medical Center and for Dr. ...

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Cindy Deal Kight JUN 26, 1965 - MAR 08, 2024

Cindy Deal Kight

Cindy Deal Kight, 58, passed away on Friday, March 8, after a courageous battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia. A devout Christian, Cindy’s love for the Lord shined through everything she did. She showed absolute fearlessness and grace the past 13 months, and embodied God’s love to everyone she came into contact with.   Cindy was born on June 26, 1965, in Savannah, Georgia. Growing up, she excelled at any team sport, and had a love for softball and basketball.  She graduated from Memorial Day School in 1983 where she was an all-state softball play ...

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Lillian Page Norman - MAR 08, 2024

Lillian Page Norman

Lillian Page Norman, 93, Beloved Wife, Mother, Cousin, Aunt, Grandmother and Great-grandmother, passed away on Friday, March 8, 2024. Lillian was born Oct. 21, 1930, in Long Branch, NJ, the only child of Florence Page Hightower and Joseph Page.  She grew up on the Jersey Shore in Asbury Park, NJ.  Lillian graduated from Asbury Park High School, received a nursing degree from NYU/Bellevue and held a BA in Health Education from Jersey City State College. In 1958 she married Charles D. (Desi) Norman also of Asbury Park.  They had two daughters Janet Daniels Lucas (Jerry) of Sava ...

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Jessie Tanner Fawcett NOV 05, 1924 - MAR 07, 2024

Jessie Tanner Fawcett

Jessie Tanner Fawcett Jessie Tanner Fawcett, passed away on March 7, 2024 at age 99, in Savannah, Georgia.  She lived a long and happy life, and was blessed to have wonderful friends, good health, and a loving family.  She was married to her late husband, William Dudley Fawcett, Sr. for over fifty years. Jessie was born in Sandersville, Georgia to the late Mell J. and Mae Tanner. Her college years began at Tift College; she later transferred to the University of Georgia, pursuing a degree in Home Economics. She began her career at the high school in Richmond Hill, Georgia, wher ...

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Gloria Jane Bridges APR 15, 1949 - MAR 07, 2024

Gloria Jane Bridges

Jane Bridges passed away on March 7, 2024, after a brief illness, at home with her husband on Tybee Island, GA. Jane was born in Raleigh NC, on April 15, 1949 to H. Erwin and Lena Jane Mills Bridges. God now has a new member of His heavenly chorus. Jane was an alto, but to her delight, God promised that in heaven, she’ll sing soprano. Jane was educated in the Florence, SC public schools, and received a BA in English and a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina. Before Jane began her professional career, she worked two years in Germany teaching ...

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Susan (Suzie) Johnston Walker JUL 16, 1942 - MAR 06, 2024

Susan (Suzie) Johnston Walker

Susan (Suzie) Johnston Walker, 81, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, March 6, 2024.  Suzie lived most of her adult life and raised her family in Savannah. She was married to the love of her life, Dennis Walker, who passed in 2018.  Suzie worked at Ingelsby Falligant Law Firm as a legal assistant for more than 30 years.  She enjoyed gardening and serving her church community of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church.  She was a founding member where she served as an extraordinary minister, member of the Altar Guild, Parish Council, and was recognized by the Bishop in 200 ...

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Michael Wyatt Graves NOV 16, 1943 - MAR 04, 2024

Michael Wyatt Graves

Lt. Col. Michael Wyatt Graves, 80, passed away on March 4 at Spanish Oaks Hospice in Savannah. Michael was born in Savannah in 1943 to Carolyn Oliver Graves and William Scott Graves. Michael graduated in 1961 from Savannah High School, where he was president of the student council. He went on to the University of Georgia, serving as president of his fraternity, Chi Phi, and graduating in 1966. After college, Michael joined the Georgia Air National Guard and spent the next 22 years traveling the world as a flight navigator. Following his retirement in 1987, Michael went to work for Gray Lin ...

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Sonja H. Edleman Prince MAY 23, 1960 - MAR 04, 2024

Sonja H. Edleman Prince

Sonja H. Edleman Prince passed away peacefully on March 4, 2024. The longtime beloved resident of Tybee Island was born in Charlotte, NC on May 23, 1960, to the late Clarence Wingate Hucks and Lois Virginia Pressley. Sonja began her career as a server at the age of 14 at Captain Chris Restaurant. She later worked for T+M Restaurant and Anchor Lounge. Sonja dedicated more than 30 years of service to the patrons and Agnes Yoa of Sunrise Restaurant on Tybee Island and 10 years to the patrons and Jenny Orr of Fannies on the Beach. She was cherished by her Tybee Island family. Sonja w ...

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Otis Edward Beasley MAY 30, 1937 - MAR 04, 2024

Otis Edward Beasley

OTIS EDWARD (“POP”) BEASLEY On March 4, 2024, Otis Edward Beasley, 86, completed his earthly journey and ascended into the loving arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Ed always said that he was living a very blessed life.  The son of the late W.O. Beasley and Minnie Dukes Beasley, Ed finished his school days at Commercial High School in Savannah in 1955 and began his career with Southern Bell Telephone & Telegraph Co.  (later Southern Bell).  He retired in 1991 after a very successful career and later became associated with MacAljon, Inc. Ed lef ...

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Diane Marie Moore Green JAN 28, 1962 - MAR 04, 2024

Diane Marie Moore Green

Diane Marie Moore Green, 62, died peacefully on Monday, March 4, 2024 at Candler Hospital. Diane was born January 28th, 1962 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Missouri. She was adopted by her parents, William Bird Moore (predeceased in 2016) and Barbara Jeanne Boyce Moore. She graduated in 1980 from Sikeston High and attended the University of Kentucky before graduating from Southeast Missouri State University. Diane was predeceased by her husband, Philip Steven Green. Diane and Phillip were married on January 11th, 2014.  In addition to her mother, Dian ...

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Mary Pardue Gay AUG 27, 1927 - MAR 03, 2024

Mary Pardue Gay

Mary Nell Pardue Gay passed away on March 3, 2024, at her home. She was born in Augusta, GA and graduated from University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She returned to Augusta and taught at Perrin Elementary School following in her beloved aunt, Elizabeth Bartlett’s footsteps. Shortly thereafter she married Captain James Gay and lived in Europe and various places in the United States before settling in Augusta and Savannah where she was a homemaker and mother to three children. She kept a home in Augusta on her family property as well as Savannah whe ...

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Tina Bryson JUL 07, 1932 - MAR 01, 2024

Tina Bryson

Natalia Morse Bryson (Tina) died Friday, March 1, 2024 at her home in Bluffton, South Carolina. She was born in Concord Massachusetts on July 7, 1932, the daughter of John Edward Morse and Eileen Cullis Morse. She attended Concord Academy and the Katherine Gibbs School. She worked at many Savannah branch libraries, her favorite being Ola Wyeth Library on Bay Street. She ended her career as a supervisor. She also had a popular consignment shop on Hilton Head and later an antiques business in Bluffton. She was a longtime member of the Savannah Junior League. She will be remembered as a master of ...

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Ned J. Winter OCT 01, 1936 - FEB 29, 2024

Ned J. Winter

Ned Jefferson Winter, Sr. passed away peacefully in his sleep on February 29, 2024, at Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center in Savannah, Georgia. Born October 1, 1938, to Thelma Stephens Winter and Albert Louie Winter, Sr., he grew up in Pooler, Georgia, graduating from Marlow High School in 1954. He attended Armstrong State College and the University of Georgia, and worked as an agent for State Farm Insurance, retiring after 38 years of service. As a member of Memorial Baptist Church for many years, he served as a deacon and on the board of directors for Memorial Day S ...

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Bryan Christopher Roussell - FEB 28, 2024

Bryan Christopher Roussell

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bryan Christopher Roussell, a remarkably charismatic and charming individual, who made an indelible mark on everyone he encountered. Born on the 4th of April, 1944, to Hilton C. Roussell, Sr. and Eunice LeDuff Roussell in New Orleans, LA. He was a husband,  father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Bryan's wit and flirtatious nature endeared him to many throughout his 80 years, until his unexpected passing at home on the 28th of February, 2024. Bryan is survived by his wife Janet Roussell, his children ...

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Joy Denise Youmans - FEB 28, 2024

Joy Denise Youmans

Testimony of her life 2 Timothy 4:7 Sunrise: 9/12/1980 Sunset: 2/28/24 Joy Denise Youmans was born in Atlanta, GA, at Piedmont Hospital, to the union of Peyton and Marie Youmans. She is preceded in death by her father, Peyton Lott, her brother Dennis, and Jeffrey Youmans. She is survived by her loving mother, Marie C. Youmans; her brother, Peyton Youmans Jr., and his wife, Alexandria; her sister, Charlotte Youmans Murphy; her grandmother, Mariette of England; her uncle, George, and his wife; Andre and his wife; her aunt, Charlotte; and very close friend Clinton Young (Pop), along with ...

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Wayne Mathis - FEB 27, 2024

Wayne Mathis

Wayne Mathis, 70, passed away Tuesday, February 27, 2024 at Memorial Health.  Wayne was born August 6, 1953 in Americus, Georgia to Carl William Mathis, Sr. and Edna Allen Mathis.  He was an electrician in Cordele and Savannah, working for Braddy Electric when he retired in 2022.  He recently went back to work at IMI Industries.  He was a former member of Wenona Baptist Church in Cordele, Georgia and was a current active member of First Baptist Church of the Islands, in Savannah, Georgia.  He served as a Deacon and in the Stephen Ministry, and was an active member of t ...

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John G. Posa APR 11, 1953 - FEB 25, 2024

John G. Posa

John G. Posa, 70, successful patent attorney, engineer, and artist, passed away in Savannah, Georgia with his wife at his side. Ever the consummate professional, once he learned that he had lymphoma, John sat down to write his own obituary. But he did not get around to finishing it. Out of respect for John, we share his words with you as written:  “Died due to an illness. He leaves behind countless wonderful friends and family, including his wife Oksana, the sweetest person on earth, and his former wife Sally, who sacrificed so much to raise their beautiful son, Ben. Joh ...

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Dr. James Joseph Burke JUL 10, 1935 - FEB 25, 2024

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Ronald Geren JUL 09, 1937 - FEB 25, 2024

Ronald Geren

Ronald (Ron) Geren passed away on 02/25/2024. He was born in Queens County, NY on July 9, 1937. He earned a BS Degree from Cornell University and an MBA Degree from New York University and served three years as an officer in the U.S. Army. Ron's business career was in the food industry, starting with General Foods Bird's Eye Division and later as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Morton Frozen Foods. In 1978 he started his own business, Geren Sales, a food brokerage company in the Mid-Atlantic Region which he sold in 1998, retiring to Warren, VT and Savannah, GA. F ...

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Judy Boynton JUL 21, 1950 - FEB 25, 2024

Judy Boynton

Judy Wanda Hiers, 73, passed away, Sunday, February 3, 2024. Judy was a fun-loving woman, born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. Spending time with friends and loved ones, traveling, and listening to music were a few of the many passions Judy had. Throughout her life Judy specialized in many areas of work. She was a devoted truck driver for some time in her early years, which allowed her to travel the country. She also worked as an employee in the service industry for the state of South Carolina. Judy is preceded by her mother, Winona Hiers, father, Fairey Hiers, brother, Ferris Hiers, an ...

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Amy Ford Camacho - FEB 25, 2024

Amy Ford Camacho

Amy Ford Camacho, 54, was called home on Sunday February 25th, 2024, in the company of her loving son. Amy was born in Savannah on January 6, 1970 the second child of Bruce Pringle and Annette (Hunter) Ford. She attended St. Andrews on the marsh for her primary and secondary education and was a student of the Savannah College of Art and Design studying for her degree in Art History. Amy was married to Lee Camacho for 20 years; during which time they had two children: Frank and Sofi Camacho.  Aside from being the mother of two; Amy enjoyed hobbies such as horseback riding, playing te ...

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John (Jack) Joseph Hawkins SEP 19, 1942 - FEB 24, 2024

John (Jack) Joseph Hawkins

John (Jack) Joseph Hawkins (September 19, 1942 - February 24, 2024) Jack Hawkins, age 81, of Richmond Hill, GA, was reunited with his Heavenly Father on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Hospice House in Savannah, GA, after a long struggle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Jack was born in Chicago, IL, to Irene (Murphy) and Thomas Hawkins on September 19, 1942. In his youth, he was very active in Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout, 1958), and attended Oak Park and River Forest High School in Oak Park, IL. He served in the US Navy (1962 - 1966, honorably discharged as a Petty Officer, Sec ...

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Daniel Lee Bentley - FEB 23, 2024

Daniel Lee Bentley

Daniel Lee Bentley, 66, passed away Friday, February 23, 2024, at St. Joseph’s Hospital after a short illness.  He was born October 24, 1957, in Honolulu, Hawaii to Carl Jack Bentley and Janice Spivey Bentley.  Daniel served in the U.S. Army, and later went on to work for Davlong Business Solutions, as Director of Operations.  He was a member of White Bluff Methodist Church, and active in Bible study groups.  Daniel was competitive, and an avid sportsman, playing tennis, enjoying Autocross at Hutchinson Island, shooting skeet at 17 South, and enjoyed his River Street ...

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Steven Lawrence Hallstein AUG 22, 1956 - FEB 22, 2024

Steven Lawrence Hallstein

Steven Lawrence Hallstein, 67, passed away on February 22, 2024. Steve was born on August 22, 1956, in Albany, NY. He grew up in Levittown, NY. In 1966, he and his family relocated to Savannah. Steve is a proud Navy veteran. After being medically discharged, he worked at Grumman (Gulfstream) before he began his construction career until he retired. He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Dorothy Hallstein and his brother Mark Hallstein. Steve leaves behind his loving wife,Teresa Hallstein, brothers, William Hallstein and Scott Hallst ...

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James "Jim" Marston, III - FEB 21, 2024


James Blaine Marston, III, 81, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2024 at his home on Tybee Island.  He was born July 29, 1942 in Savannah, GA to James Blaine Marston, Jr. and Audrey Cason Marston.  Jim served his country in the Georgia Air National Guard.  He was the owner of Motor Parts Company, where he studied the business under his father, Blaine Marston.  He was a longtime resident of Tybee, where he loved his “Tybee Life”, and was a member of the Tybee American Legion Post 154.  He was an avid collector of antique cars, and a former President of the ...

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Joseph "Joe" Songer - FEB 21, 2024


Joseph Wesley Songer, 53, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at his home. He was born January 21, 1971, in Charleston, West Virginia to Harold Eugene and Sandra Childers Songer.  Joe served in the U.S. Navy and retired from the U.S. Army.  He loved his family, especially his children.  Joe spent many nights listening to his son Joseph play in several bands in Savannah and Tybee Island. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Tami Songer, and brother, Kevin Songer.   He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Jodi Ranson Songer, his ...

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Robert Thomas - FEB 20, 2024

Robert Thomas

Robert Thomas passed away at his home on February 20, 2024, in Savannah Georgia.  He was preceded in death by his beloved wife Marie Madeleine (Maddie) Thomas, his brothers William and Jimmy Thomas, a sister Anngeleen Kyle’s a sister in law Shirley Thomas and two nephews, Brian Thomas and Mark Thomas. He was survived by a sister in law Gail Thomas, three nieces Catherine Huhn, Karen Younger, Dana Thomas and four nephews, Jeffrey Kyles, Mike Thomas, Barry Thomas and Frankie Kyles.  He was well loved by many.  Any remembrance contributions should be made to the Humane ...

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Soundra Ann Griner Ray - FEB 19, 2024

Soundra Ann Griner Ray

Soundra Ann Griner Ray, 73, passed away Monday, February 19, 2024, on Tybee Island.  She was born July 18, 1950, in Savannah, GA to John and Margie Griner.  Sandi worked for the Chatham County Tax Commissioner’s office for over 25 years.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Charlie Ray, III. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Charles R. Ray, Jr., son, Kevin Ray, and daughter, Ashleigh Ray.  Also surviving is her brother, John Griner. Visitation will be 5:00 until 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2024, at Fox & W ...

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Billy Bernard Thompson DEC 20, 1929 - FEB 19, 2024

Billy Bernard Thompson

Billy Bernard Thompson died peacefully, Monday, February 19th, at home in Savannah surrounded by his loving family. Mr. Thompson, son of Emmitt Otto and Zelma Clarke Thompson grew up in Lyons, Georgia.  After graduating from Lyons High School, he joined the US Air Force.  He continued his education at the University of Georgia, graduating with BBA and MBA degrees. While in Athens, Mr. Thompson was employed by the comptroller’s office at the University System of Georgia.  In 1965, he moved his family to become the comptroller and treasurer at Augusta Co ...

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Carlton McEwan Baldwin IV DEC 19, 1953 - FEB 19, 2024

Carlton McEwan Baldwin IV

Carlton McEwan “Mac” Baldwin IV passed away at home with his loving family surrounding him on February 19, 2024 at the age of 70 in Savannah, GA. His battle with many serious medical illnesses in recent years showed his courage in facing life’s challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, he always maintained a positive attitude and hope for the future. He was best known for his corny sense of humor, his ability to fix or make anything with his tools, and his pride as a retired Commander in the United States Navy. Anyone who asked him how he was doing was most likely told, ...

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Danny Alexander Sikes - FEB 19, 2024

Danny Alexander Sikes

Danny Alexander Sikes, 54, peacefully passed away on February 19, 2024. Born in Savannah, GA, on June 14, 1969, he is preceded in death by his father, John Wilton Sikes Sr., his brother John W. Sikes Jr., his paternal grandparents B. A. (Snag) Johnson and grandmother Melba Johnson, and his maternal grandparents D. C. and Jane West. As a boy, Danny cherished hunting at Thompson Pastures hunting club alongside his father, brother, and grandfather. He found joy in spending time on his boat around Savannah, indulging in fishing, and golfing, reveling in the great outdoors. He dedicated almos ...

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Richard Carl Mathis, Jr. OCT 18, 1966 - FEB 19, 2024

Richard Carl Mathis, Jr.

    Richard Carl Mathis Jr. passed away peacefully on February 19, 2024 at the age of 57 in Savannah, Georgia at the Oaks of Habersham Assisted Living facility after bravely battling cancer and other illnesses. He was preceded in death by his father, Richard C. Mathis, his mother Thelma Mathis, his brothers Michael and James Wells and his sister Carolyn Grady. He is survived by his son Richard C. Mathis III, daughter Rebecca Mathis, his former wife Wendy Mathis, and his two sisters Rhonda (Scott) Middleton and Susan (Edward) Ryan along with his nephews Joshua Grady, Nolan R ...

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George Sheldon Barquist SEP 27, 1926 - FEB 18, 2024

George Sheldon Barquist

G. Sheldon Barquist passed away on February 18, 2024. He was 97 years old. He was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to A. Victor and Georgia Barquist. His family moved to St. Paul. where he attended Groveland Park Grade School, Maria Sanford Junior High School, and then Central High School.  He also attended the Macalester College School of Music. Following service in the US Air Force in Japan and Hawaii, he resumed his studies at the University of Minnesota, receiving a Bachelor of Business Degree, with honors.  He participated in many student activities, including servi ...

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Lila Wood Shockley - FEB 17, 2024

Lila Wood Shockley

Lila Shockley, born Lila June Wood in El Centro, CA, has died at 90 years old. Lila spent the first nine years of her life in the Imperial Valley of California after her parents moved there from Texas. Her father, Herman, was a farm foreman who specialized in growing melons. Her mother, Mae, cooked for the farmhands in order to supplement their income during the Great Depression. When she was nine, Lila and her family moved north to Patterson, California where Mom met friends who developed into lifelong relationships. After graduating high school, Lila wanted to see the world. She app ...

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Leslie Ann Armstrong Davidson - FEB 17, 2024

Leslie Ann Armstrong Davidson

Leslie Ann Armstrong Davidson, 65, passed away Saturday, February 17, 2024 at her home with her family by her side.  She was born January 3, 1959 in Savannah to the late Kenneth A. and Marion Sisson Armstrong.  Leslie grew up on Isle of Hope, and worked for Savannah State University for many years.  She was a member of CGL/B.Hom. She is survived by her daughter, Sheena Kristina Davidson, sons, Jeremy Christopher Davidson (Reah), and Joshua Timothy Davidson, grandchildren, Hailey Davidson, Cohen Horton, and Patience Kirby, as well as several cousins.  A visitation ...

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Christopher Scott Floyd - FEB 16, 2024

Christopher Scott Floyd

Christopher Scott Floyd, 61, passed away Saturday, February 16, 2024 at Hospice Savannah.  He is survived by is wife, Heather Merbs, and many other relatives.  Arrangements are incomplete at this time.   ...

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James K. Barrick - FEB 16, 2024

James K. Barrick

James Barrick passed away peacefully Friday, February 16, 2024, surrounded by his wife and children.  He was born July 25, 1938, in Lebanon, Indiana.  He was the oldest of four children.  His brothers Gary, and Steven and sister Martha preceded his death. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jane Hufford Barrick of Skidaway Island, GA; son James Bradly Barrick and his daughter, Gianna Mari of Boise, Idaho; daughter Jan Barrick Noble and son-in-law John Theophilus Noble and their children, Bradley James and Margaret of Brookline, New Hampshire, along with many, many friends fr ...

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Helen Audet JUL 02, 1924 - FEB 14, 2024

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Aline (Sam) Jakubowski MAR 01, 2024 - FEB 14, 2024

Aline (Sam) Jakubowski

Aline (Sam) Jakubowski, born in St. Eugene, Ontario, Canada, on March 1, 1931, wife of the late Lucien (Jack) Jakubowski, passed away peacefully at her home on February 14, 2024. After traveling the world, Sam and Jack fell in love with Savannah and were proud to call it home. Sam retired from the US Army Corps of Engineers. She was an interesting, quick-witted lady who loved her cat, Shadow. She will be dearly missed. Cremation provided by Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel, Savannah, GA. There will be no service per Sam’s wishes. Donations may be made to the Chatham County Animal ...

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Douglas Castleman Anthony NOV 01, 1922 - FEB 13, 2024

Douglas Castleman Anthony

On the evening of Tuesday, February 13, 2024, Douglas Castleman Anthony passed away peacefully of natural causes in his home at The Social in Savannah. He was 101 years old. Doug was born in Hague, in Westmoreland County, Virginia on November 1, 1922. He was the fourth child, and the third son, of Mary and Milton Anthony. When quite young, he moved with his mother and three surviving siblings to Washington, DC where she could find a job to support the family. Doug left school early and took a job delivering Western Union telegrams on bicycle. He joined the Navy in 1940 and during ...

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Leland Heflin Moss, Jr. - FEB 12, 2024

Leland Heflin Moss, Jr.

Leland Heflin Moss, Jr., age 72, died Feb. 12 at Riverview Rehabilitation in Savannah, following complications from a hip fracture. He was born August 9, 1951, in Atlanta, the second son of Leland Heflin Moss, Sr., and Jo Anne (Gordon) Moss. A 1969 graduate of Vidalia High School, he attended Georgia Tech before joining his father’s business, Altamaha Surveying & Mapping Co. in Vidalia. He took over the business after his father’s death in 1993 and continued until 2020. He enjoyed music and golfing. He was predeceased by both parents. He is survived by three brothers, Mic ...

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Patsy Eugene (Jean) Lamson - FEB 12, 2024

Patsy Eugene (Jean) Lamson

It was once written that death is not the end of life: rather it is simply like blowing out a small candle because the dawn has finally emerged with its brilliant natural light, encompassing warmth, and the belief of a beautiful day to come.   And so the bright light of morning has finally come for our beloved Patsy Eugene “Jean” Lamson who slipped away quietly on the afternoon of February 12, 2024, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.  She was 86 years old.  The Lamson children, rich in the faith passed on to them by their parents, celebrate her ...

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Emerson Victor Harbester, Jr, JAN 03, 1932 - FEB 11, 2024

Emerson Victor Harbester, Jr,

Emerson Victor Harbester, Jr, 92, died February 11, 2024 at his home in the presence of his family. Emerson, the only son of Emerson, Sr and Elsie Harbester was born on January 3, 1932 in Plainfield, New Jersey.  Emerson also had two younger sisters, Joan (Radula) of New Smyrna, Florida, and Carol (Martin) of Port Orange, Florida.  The family moved to the Worchester, Massachusetts area where Emerson completed his school years graduating from Leicester High School.  After graduation, Emerson attended Worcester Jr. College and Boston University completing one year before joinin ...

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Kathie Tucker AUG 21, 1952 - FEB 11, 2024

Kathie Tucker

Kathie Tucker, a remarkable woman known for her compassionate heart, adventurous spirit, and unwavering love to many, passed away peacefully on February 11, 2024, in Savannah, Georgia surrounded by those dear to her. She was 71 years old. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, on August 21, 1952, Kathie was the daughter of Claudette Viltz and Henry Leslie Goggans.  Her greatest joy in life was her family who affectionally called her “Kak Kak.” She is survived by the love of her life, Rick Gilpin, with whom she shared 23 devoted years building a memorable life. She leaves behind her l ...

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Luis Nestor Venegas MAY 06, 1939 - FEB 10, 2024

Luis Nestor Venegas

Lou Venegas was smart, kind and funny. He was a loving husband, involved father and doting grandfather. He died peacefully at Hospice Savannah on February 10, 2024 at the age of 84. Lou loved life, loved his friends and family and was successful at everything he put his energy towards. After an early childhood in Puerto Rico he moved to New York City where he was scouted by the NY (baseball) Giants and proudly served in the Army. He thrived in his chosen field of technology, founding several innovative companies following early retirement from a successful career at IBM. He married the l ...

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Russell James Merkert, Jr. MAY 23, 1963 - FEB 10, 2024

Russell James Merkert, Jr.

Russell James Merkert, Jr., “RJ” died at Hospice Savannah on February 10, 2024. He was born in Long Island, New York on May 23, 1963. He was a beloved son, brother and uncle. He is survived by his mother and father, Faythe and Russ Merkert, and three sisters, Wendy, Hope, Jill and their families. He is also survived by his loving and devoted girlfriend of 20 years, Carolyn Spitzer and best friends, John and Elizabeth Shivas. After having received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) he went on to earn a master’s degree from Georgia Southern ...

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John Cornelius VanPuffelen JAN 14, 1945 - FEB 10, 2024

John Cornelius VanPuffelen

  John Cornelius VanPuffelen (79)  - beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather, passed away on February 10, 2024 after a long battle with Dementia and Parkinson’s. Joe was born to the late Anton Jacobus and Virginia Castleman VanPuffelen on January 14, 1945 in McKinny, Texas.  His family moved to Savannah in 1952 when his father became the pastor of The Independent Presbyterian Church.  Joe was a member of the Savannah High School Class of 1963and attended Belhaven College. Joe married his high school sweetheart, Mary Matilda Griffeth on ...

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Stephen Lawrence Skinner - FEB 10, 2024

Stephen Lawrence Skinner

Stephen Lawrence Skinner, AKA Skinner / Skinman, passed away on February 10, 2024, after a short battle with cancer. He was born March 22, 1964. Stephen was the son of Herbert Clifton Skinner and Bertie Palmer Skinner. Stephen grew up on Whitemarsh Island. He was a true river rat, running havoc on the creeks and marshes in his youth. He graduated from St. Andrew’s in 1982, and earned a BA in Psychology from Wofford College. Stephen’s easy going nature and genuine love for others, attracted a wide and diverse circle of friends. He never met a stranger. His vibrant spirit touch ...

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John Henry (Jack) Kiel JUN 10, 1937 - FEB 09, 2024

John Henry (Jack) Kiel

John Henry “Jack” Kiel, 86, died peacefully in his sleep in the early morning hours of Friday, February 9, 2023. The longtime resident of Savannah was born on June 10, 1937 in Appleton, WI.  Jack was a U.S. Army veteran and retired as the owner/operator of a sales business.   Jack leaves behind his loving wife of 24 years, Eleanor Shell Kiel of Savannah; and many friends that will dearly miss him. He was proceeded in death by parents, Henry A.and Alvina Kiel, his brothers and sister-in-law‘s, Robert and Phyllis, Kiel, and Larry and Margaret Kiel as well as ...

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Ruth Erlene (McCord) Hall - FEB 09, 2024

Ruth Erlene (McCord) Hall

Ruth Erlene (McCord) Hall, 94, died peacefully on February 9, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. Erlene was born in Savannah, Georgia, the only daughter of James Ernest and Beatrice Donnie McCord (both pre-deceased).  She had two brothers, Charles McCord (pre-deceased) and Donald McCord (pre-deceased). In 1949, Erlene married James Douglas Hall, Sr. (pre-deceased).  They had four children:  Donnie Jernigan, Doug Hall (Judy), Dede Laird (Robert), and Deanna Morrison. Erlene began a career with Walmart as a Customer Service representative at the age of ...

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Patricia Ann Thamm Gillikin JUL 05, 1935 - FEB 09, 2024

Patricia Ann Thamm Gillikin

Patricia Ann Thamm Gillikin, 88, passed away peacefully Friday, February 9, 2024, following an extended illness. She was born in Port Wentworth, Ga and was the daughter of Mercedes Mary  Edgerly and Otto Thamm Jr. and step daughter of Jerome Rogers “Pop” Templeton. Affectionately known as "Patty," she was a wonderful sister, wife, mother, Aunt, mother-in-law, sister-in-law, friend and neighbor and will be incredibly missed by any and all that had the pleasure of meeting and knowing her. She adored her family and friends and always made sure they were well cared fo ...

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Vincent "Vince" Cordo, Sr. - FEB 07, 2024


 Vincent Cordo, aged 71, passed peacefully in his home at The Landings on February 7, 2024, surrounded by his loving family, after a brave battle with lung cancer. He is survived by his devoted wife, Dawn, his cherished daughter, Venessa, son-in-law, Doug, and grandsons, Douglas and Daniel and beloved son, Vincent, and daughter-in-law, Deanna Cordo, as well as his beloved granddaughters, Olivia, and Aria. Vincent leaves behind three brothers and is predeceased by two sisters and one brother. A longtime resident of Woodland Park, NJ, Vincent's dedication to his community was evident ...

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Joy Povec FEB 23, 1945 - FEB 07, 2024

Joy Povec

Joy Povec was born February 23, 1945, in Savannah, and passed away in Pooler February 7, 2024. She graduated from Robert W. Groves High School and Bolen Draughon Business College. After her marriage to Michael J. Povec, she lived in numerous states and held a variety of positions in the real estate field and was a technical writer for Lockheed-Martin during the Space Shuttle Program. She was a member of the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. She was very active member of the Chatham County Republican Party and in 2009 received the J.C. Lewis Outstanding Republican of the Year Award. She ser ...

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Francis McDonald (Mac) Oliver III - FEB 06, 2024

Francis McDonald (Mac) Oliver III

Francis McDonald (Mac) Oliver III passed away peacefully at home on February 6th after a short illness. Born and raised in Savannah, GA, he was the son of the late Colonel Francis Oliver and Corinne Stevens Johnson. After attending The University of Georgia where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha fraternity, Mac moved to Atlanta where he met his wife, Miriam. He was a successful salesman representing many different textile lines including Sunbrella, and he and Miriam had many hobbies including field trial spaniels, Paso Fino horses, and they also spent a great deal of time at their cabi ...

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Patricia Anderson JAN 14, 1940 - FEB 06, 2024

Patricia Anderson

Patricia Hager Anderson, 84, died Tuesday morning, February 6th, 2024 due to extended illness. “Patty” was born January 14th, 1940, in Pine Mountain Valley, Georgia to Marjorie DeWitt Boyd and William Carlton Hager. She graduated from Savannah High School and attended Armstrong Junior College. She was employed at GeoVista Federal Credit Union for over 30 years, ending her career as Chief Operating Officer of Savannah Operations. While working, Patty was raising two beautiful daughters, Donna Smith and Melissa Stettler, with her husband, Leon “Arte” Anderson. Patty value ...

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James Mitchell Waters, Jr. - FEB 05, 2024

James Mitchell Waters, Jr.

James Mitchell Waters, Jr., 93, passed away Monday, February 5, 2024, at Candler Hospital.  Mitchell was employed by Norfolk Southern Railroad as a Material’s Engineer.  He traveled the rails for ten years and retired in 1987 after being employed with the railroad for 32 years.  Mitchell was educated at Commercial High School, Benedictine Military School, Armstrong Jr. College, United States Military School, and the New York School of Interior Design.  He served as Warrant Officer and retired from the U.S. Reserve after nine years of service.  He was a hist ...

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William Sampson Stout - FEB 05, 2024

William Sampson Stout

William Sampson Stout, 96, died at the Marshes of Skidaway Island in Savanah, GA on February 5, 2024.  He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph C. Stout of Plymouth, MA.  Born in Boston, he attended Deerfield Academy and Dartmouth College. Bill’s business career included sales for ALCOA, stockbroking for RW Pressprich & Co where he helped Ross Perot’s EDS go public and Dyflex Corp as a sales representative for North American Management Company.  He served in the Marines and was a Trustee of Brookline Savings Bank.  His legacies include the “new” ...

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William Bayfield III - FEB 04, 2024

William Bayfield III

William Bayfield III, 85, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 4, 2024 at his home on Skidaway Island, Savannah, Georgia, surrounded by his loving family. Bill (a.k.a. Billy, Willow, Daddy, GeeDad, Dapper Duffer, the Meanest Man in the Valley) would be the first to say how grateful he was for his incredible life. The only child of Elizabeth Chandler Winstin and William Wyndham Bayfield, he was born and raised in Washington, D.C.. He attended the Landon School, Phillips Andover Academy, Yale University and the Wharton School of Business. Right out of graduate school, Bill began a career w ...

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Ruby-Ann Gallant JUN 19, 1944 - FEB 04, 2024

Ruby-Ann Gallant

Ruby-Ann Gallant, of Savannah, and formerly Dalton, GA passed away at home on Sunday, February 4, 2024. Ruby-Ann was born in Lenoir City, Tennessee on June 19, 1944, to parents Rev. Cliff Thomas, Sr., and Carolyn Moore Thomas. Both preceded their daughter in death. Ruby-Ann was musically inclined and played several instruments, including piano, acoustic and slide guitar, slide trombone proficiently. She grew up singing in church and loved the spotlight. One of her favorite memories was performing with the Tennessee Vols Marching Band her senior year in high school.  While there are ...

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Joseph (Peter) Brennan MAR 17, 1943 - FEB 04, 2024

Joseph (Peter) Brennan

It is with deep sorrow that I announce the passing of Joseph “Peter” Brennan, who left us peacefully on February 4, 2024, in Savannah, Georgia. He was born in Liberty, New York, on St. Patrick's Day 1943 to Helen Lowery Moynihan and Arthur James Brennan. Peter was an educator in New York City for almost thirty years working as a teacher of mathematics, a staff developer instructing teachers and administrators in using computers, and as a vice principal of administration for Tilden High School. Though a true Brooklynite at heart, Peter was charmed by the city of Savannah, ...

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Thomas Allen Gerrald FEB 04, 1936 - FEB 03, 2024

Thomas Allen Gerrald

Thomas Allen Gerrald, 87, died peacefully while surrounded by family on February 3, 2024. Just one day shy of his 88th birthday, "Allen" was born in Bulloch County, Georgia on February 4, 1936, to Dollie and Thomas Alvin Gerrald. After graduating from Brooklet High School, he was employed by Union Camp/International Paper in Savannah as an outside machinist for 46 years. Allen and his loving wife, Betty Gerrald, raised two wonderful children, Deborah Sands and Thomas A. Gerrald II. In his free time, Allen loved landscaping his yard with plants that he nurtured, but he was happiest wh ...

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Arthur M. Gignilliat, Jr. - FEB 03, 2024

Arthur M. Gignilliat, Jr.

Arthur M. Gignilliat, Jr. loved God and loved people.  He was placed on the “cradle roll” at First Presbyterian Church of Clarkesville, Ga, by his maternal grandmother the day after he was born and he worshipped Jesus at First Presbyterian Church of Savannah for most of seven decades.  He wisely served the church as a deacon, elder and Clerk of Session.  Arthur requested that in lieu of flowers, any memorial gifts be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Savannah. The person Arthur loved best in this world was his wife of 69 years Molly Barnhardt, whom he affec ...

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Lawrence A. Carson - FEB 03, 2024

Lawrence A. Carson

Lawrence Albert Carson, 77, passed away surrounded by his family, Saturday, February 3, 2024. He was born June 17, 1946, in Cleveland, Ohio, to Leo and Helen Setina Carson. He worked for Norfolk Southern Railroad for 38 years as a car inspector. Larry was a proud U.S. Army Veteran, while stationed in Germany as a helicopter mechanic he volunteered to go to Vietnam. He served there in 1966-1967 as a helicopter mechanic and a door gunner. He was a member of the local Savannah VVA Chapter 671, as well as the American Legion Post 135, where he was recognized as their veteran of the year for 1 ...

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Raymond Donald Suelflow - FEB 03, 2024

Raymond Donald Suelflow

Raymond Donald Suelflow, beloved husband, father, and friend, departed from this world on February 3, 2024. He was born on October 18, 1933, to Arnold and Marge Suelflow. Throughout his remarkable life, Ray exemplified unwavering devotion, strength, and kindness. Ray's life was profoundly intertwined with that of his cherished wife, Marcia Erika Fandrich, whom he adored for 53 years. Their journey together was marked by love, resilience, and unwavering commitment, especially as Marcia faced the challenges of Alzheimer's disease. Ray stood faithfully by her side as her constant compa ...

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Zachary D. Pruett OCT 26, 1992 - FEB 02, 2024

Zachary D. Pruett

Zachary Darrel Pruett, age 31, of Savannah, Georgia, passed away surrounded by loved ones on February 2, 2024, after battling a long illness.  Zach grew up in Savannah, Georgia, a town he loved and never left. He attended Islands High School where he graduated in 2012. Zach was a dynamic and energetic young man who enriched the lives of those around him. He was most loved for his outgoing nature, tireless work ethic, and passion for life. He brought joy to every room, leaving behind a legacy of laughter and dedication that will be remembered by everyone lucky enough to know him.&nbs ...

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Julian Jordan Kight III FEB 08, 1993 - FEB 01, 2024

Julian Jordan Kight III

Julian “Jordan” Kight III, 30, died Thursday, February 1, 2024.  Jordan was born in Savannah, GA on February 8, 1993 to Jay & Cindy Kight.  He was a 2011 graduate of Savannah Christian Preparatory School and attended Georgia Southern University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration.    While attending GSU, he was an active member of the Kappa Alpha Order Fraternity and became a passionate fan of all things Georgia Southern, especially Eagle Football.  The last few years, he proudly managed Savannah’s Edwin Watts Gol ...

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Christina Lee Clark JAN 05, 1987 - FEB 01, 2024

Christina Lee Clark

Christina Lee Clark, 37, passed away Thursday, February 1, 2024, due to an automobile accident. She was born January 5, 1987, in Savannah, GA. Christina graduated from High School in St. Augustine, Florida and from the University of North Florida with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude. She was half way to completing her Master’s Degree. Christina loved to travel, go the beach and spend time with friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Randall Hill Clark. She is survived by her parents, John Michael and Cynthia Edenfield Clements, her son, Brantley M ...

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Elizabeth Gill Purvis Guritz FEB 10, 1932 - JAN 31, 2024

Elizabeth Gill Purvis Guritz

Elizabeth Gill Purvis Guritz died in her beloved city of Savannah, GA on January 31, 2024.    A former social worker and educator, Elizabeth was born in Savannah. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Temple and the Rainbow Girls. Elizabeth loved her dog, Silver Boy, and horse, Tony Boy. She enjoyed Leopold’s Tutti Frutti ice cream and trips to Tybee Island. She was a proud graduate of Savannah High School. Mrs. Guritz attended Shorter College in Rome, GA and graduated from Mississippi University for Women in Columbus, MS. She lived briefly in Jacksonville, FL before movi ...

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Mark Cundiff Johnson JAN 09, 1951 - JAN 29, 2024

Mark Cundiff Johnson

Born in Somerset, Pulaski County, Kentucky, Mark Cundiff Johnson, 73 years old, grew up in Oxford, Ohio and went to high school in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. As a freshman in college at Kentucky Southern in Louisville, Mark’s two favorite courses were Introduction to Modern Art and Abnormal Psychology. The one, taught by a practicing artist, led to a life-long enjoyment of art - facilitated by stops in museums during his frequent travels through Europe and to and from Zimbabwe. The other, taught by a practicing psychologist, ultimately led to a career in Psychiatry. One of his professors at ...

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Stephen Mark Schwartz JAN 26, 1945 - JAN 28, 2024

Stephen Mark Schwartz

In Loving Memory of Stephen Mark Schwartz Stephen Mark Schwartz, was born on January 26, 1945, in Colchester, CT to his mother Essie Josephson and his father, Milton Schwartz.. He peacefully departed this world on January 28, 2024 in Savannah GA, with his eldest child, Earth (Amy) and their wife Jessie by his side. He was 79 years old. He is survived by his children, Earth and Matthew and his sister, Terry. He is preceded in death by his brother Bob and both parents.  Stephen's journey through life was marked by a diverse tapestry of experiences and a commitment to excellence. H ...

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Nancy Parkins JAN 12, 1955 - JAN 28, 2024

Nancy Parkins

Nancy Parkins, 69, died on Sunday, January 28, 2024, of complications from pneumonia at Memorial University Medical Center. Nancy was born January 12, 1955, in Mankato, Minnesota, the daughter of Orvis and Marilyn Juliar. She graduated from St. Clair High School. She married Randy Parkins in 1975. They had three children, Jonathan, Ben and Abbie. They were a military family and moved around and settled in Savannah, GA in 1993. They later divorced. On February 22, 2003, Nancy married David Reese and they stayed in her beloved community of Savannah. Nancy enjoyed her career with Publix and he ...

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John Gerald Simpson - JAN 27, 2024

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Lt. Col. John Kenneth Yeckley (U.S. Air Force, Retired) - JAN 27, 2024

Lt. Col. John Kenneth Yeckley (U.S. Air Force, Retired)

Lt. Colonel John Kenneth Yeckley, (Ken), (U.S. Air Force, Retired), passed away peacefully on January 27, 2024, at the age of 82. Ken was born on March 25, 1941, in Pittsburgh, PA, to Albert Francis Yeckley and Helen Hughes Yeckley.  He attended St. Bernard’s Catholic School and Mt. Lebanon High School. Upon graduation from Notre Dame University in 1963, Ken enlisted in the United States Air Force where he had a successful career as a pilot traveling all over the world. He served in the Vietnam War and was stationed all across the continental United States.  During his ...

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Voncia Terrel Petty - JAN 27, 2024

Voncia Terrel Petty

Voncia Terel “The Queen Diva” Petty was born to Cynthia Petty Powell and the late Deacon JB Powell on August 20,1970.  She attended Savannah Chatham County Public School Systems and graduated from Savannah High School located on Washington Ave in 1989. She went on to further her education and to focus on her passion “baking”, she received certifications from Savannah Technical College. She received Christ at an early age, she kept the faith, she was a worshiper, Von was a God-fearing woman. She was under the leadership of Pastor Philip Ford and Pastor ...

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Angela Maggioni Beasley - JAN 26, 2024

Angela Maggioni Beasley

Angela Maggioni Beasley, 77, also affectionately known around town to many as “The Puppet Lady”, passed away beautifully, January 26, 2024 in Savannah.   She is predeceased by her parents L. P. Maggioni and Moscelyn Z. Maggioni, her brother Paul, and her beloved husband Roddy.  She is survived by her daughter Alyson (Brad), granddaughter Olivia, son Jeffrey, brothers Ralph (Kathy), Joe (Ellen), Vincent (Patricia), and Philip, and many cousins, nieces and nephews, all of whom she loved dearly. A native to Savannah, she was born on November 4, 1946 and loved h ...

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Cheryl Ann Gasper DEC 24, 1958 - JAN 25, 2024

Cheryl Ann Gasper

Cheryl A Gasper (Bogart) died on Thursday, January 25, 2024, after an illness, surrounded by her loving family. Cheryl was born in Dallas Pennsylvania. She was the daughter of the late John and E. Alverda Bogart. She attended the Dallas Area School District. She also attended King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. In 1990, Cheryl married Rick Gasper. They have three children. Cheryl retired as a principal’s secretary for the Hanover Area School District in Hanover Township. Pennsylvania. Cheryl also worked at Offset Paperback in Dallas Pennsylvania in the Traffic Offic ...

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Theodoros Siliverdis - JAN 24, 2024

Theodoros Siliverdis

Theodoros Siliverdis, 82, passed away Wednesday, January 24, 2024, in Savannah.  He was born August 12, 1941, in Argostoli, on the Island of Cefalonia, Greece to Gerasimos and Stomatoula Siliverdis.  Theodoros owned and operated The Blue Roof Diner in New Jersey, before moving to Savannah.   He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Helen Dougherty Siliverdis, his son, Jerry Siliverdis, his daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Joshua Jacobs, two grandchildren, Micheal and Sophia Jacobs. Also surviving are his siblings, Nicholas, Danny, Simon, Maria, and Elanie.  A Vi ...

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Paige H. Howe - JAN 23, 2024

Paige H. Howe

Paige Harlan Howe, 61, passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2024 at her sister's home after a battle with cancer.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Texas, and burial will be in Salt Lake City, Utah alongside her husband.   ...

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Charles (Charlie) Howard Higgins, III JUL 20, 1940 - JAN 22, 2024

Charles (Charlie) Howard Higgins, III

Charles (Charlie) Howard Higgins, III, 83, died peacefully Monday, January 22, 2024, at home with his loving wife by his side, The Rome, GA native was born on July 20, 1940, to the late Charles H. Higgins, Jr., and Clara Dell Cochran. Charlie was a 1958 graduate of Darlington School in Rome and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Auburn University. Charlie worked in Medical Sales for more than 50 years. Charlie earned his private pilot's license and had a passion for flying. He loved playing golf. He was a member of Skidaway Island Methodist Church, The Lan ...

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Carolyn Prudence Alexander Howard JUN 07, 1935 - JAN 21, 2024

Carolyn Prudence Alexander Howard

Carolyn Prudence Alexander Howard passed away peacefully on January 21, 2024, at the age of 88 after a long illness. She was the widow of Dr. Marvin Perry Howard, Jr. of Savannah. Carolyn was born on June 7, 1935, in Murphy, NC to Robert Glen Alexander and Gladys Welborn Alexander. She was the youngest of 5 children and had 4 older brothers. She graduated from Murphy High School with honors in swimming, diving, voice, and mathematics. Carolyn enrolled at Agnes Scott College. One of her most memorable moments there was attending a speech by her favorite poet, Robert Frost. She then tra ...

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Dr. Victor L. Andrews, Jr. JUN 23, 1930 - JAN 21, 2024

Dr. Victor L. Andrews, Jr.

Dr. Victor (Vic) Lee Andrews Jr., an economist, scholar, and philanthropist, died Sunday, January 21, 2024 at Hospice Savannah, a few days after suffering a fall at his Skidaway Island home. He was 93. He was born June 23, 1930, in Huntington, West Virginia, the only child of the late Louise and Victor Lee Andrews. Since the elder Andrews worked with the railroads, Vic’s family moved a lot during his childhood but he regarded Lorain, Ohio, where he went to high school, as his hometown. A child of the Great Depression, he got his first job after class as he entered high school. He cont ...

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June E. Fogle - JAN 21, 2024

June E. Fogle

June Elizabeth Fogle, 68, passed away Sunday, January 21, 2024, at her home in Beaufort, South Carolina.  She was born September 3, 1955, in Beaufort to the late Ralph Thomas Fogle and Nellie Lassiter Fogle.  She worked as a nurse before becoming an attorney with the Chatham County District Attorney's office. She most recently was an attorney with the Georgia Public Defender's Office where she retired after 23 years of service.  She was also an attorney for the Port Wentworth courts. June is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Melea Fogle of Augusta, ...

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David C. Dawson - JAN 21, 2024

David C. Dawson

Dave’s passing comes after 90 full years of living and giving. His life began in New Jersey with parents, Frank, and Margaret Dawson, as the oldest, and brother to Jim. As a young boy, Dave would carry a dictionary with him just to learn new words and ideas. He continued this practice at the dinner table as a father. Dave was so bright and highly motivated as a child; he skipped 2nd grade. This upward trajectory continued, leading him to Cornell University to study Metallurgical Engineering. Dave was as a born leader. Early to rise, he worked his tail off every day a practice that sta ...

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Monica Dye Cleaveland - JAN 21, 2024

Monica Dye Cleaveland

Monica Dye Cleaveland, 87, died peacefully on Sunday, January 21, 2024 with family at her side. As a planner in life, Monica had gathered the resources to fight the good fight. She always knew she was in the palm of God‘s hand. Monica was born in Cincinnati, the daughter of Virginia L and James C Dye. But, her family roots were in Carrollton, Georgia and Flemingsburg, Kentucky. The grandparents, aunts and cousins in these two communities were dear to Monica throughout her life. Monica grew up in Pascagoula, Mississippi, as her father served with Ingalls Shipbuilding through World W ...

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Carolyn Ann (Mapelson) Hewitt - JAN 20, 2024

Carolyn Ann (Mapelson) Hewitt

Carol Ann (Mapleson) Hewitt, 62, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, January 20th, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. Carol Ann, known as Mapes to her friends was born in Tampa, Fl to Louis Mapleson and Pauline Keeton. She attended Christ the King elementary school before Plant High School. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the Univerity of Florida. She’s survived by her husband Jeffrey Hewitt, who she married in 1990, her two sons, Christopher Hewitt and Edward Hewitt, Olivia Hewitt her granddaughter & her sister Debora Burton. A celebration ...

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Elizabeth Burris - JAN 20, 2024

Elizabeth Burris

Elizabeth Kitchens Burris, 69, died peacefully on Saturday, January 20, 2024 surrounded by her son and her friends. Elizabeth was born in Augusta, GA, the only child of Sidney and Maudie Kitchens. She graduated from Augusta College with an undergraduate and a Master’s degree in Psychology and received her Doctorate Degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia. Elizabeth is survived by her son, Thomas Michael and daughter, Sarah (Abby) Burris, both of Savannah; her Godchildren Sean Michael Duncan and Matthew Mulherin Duncan, both of Augusta and Megan Elizabeth Duncan of Kissi ...

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Stephen Ira Lewis SEP 05, 1959 - JAN 19, 2024

Stephen Ira Lewis

Stephen Ira Lewis, 64, died peacefully on Friday, January 19, 2024 with his loving family by his side.   The lifelong resident of Savannah was the son of the late Milton Donald Lewis and Dorothy Lovett Lewis. Stephen was a U.S. Army veteran heroically serving in Iraq. Stephen continued to serve his country in the U.S. Army National Guard retiring after 21 years of service and was a member of Chatham Artillery. Stephen was a longtime employee of Home Depot and retired from Georgia Regional Hospital after 33 years of service. He enjoyed watching Nascar and competing in Fantasy Football. ...

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Jerrie Anne Wichman - JAN 19, 2024

Jerrie Anne Wichman

Jerrie Anne Wichman peacefully and painlessly ascended from this world on Friday, January 19, 2024 in the arms of her mother and with her two sons by her side.  Jerrie had spent the past 8 months recovering from the loss of her husband, Tom, after his five-year battle with cancer, during which she never left his side.  A week prior to her passing, Jerrie had been diagnosed with stage 4 cancer.  By the mercy of God, she was taken before having to choose her own battle with cancer.  Instead, her spirit was reunited with her husband Tom, just in time to celebrate their 55th an ...

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Bobby Randal Riner OCT 21, 1934 - JAN 19, 2024

Bobby Randal Riner

Bobby Randal Riner passed away at his home in Rome, Georgia under Hospice care on January 19, 2024 at age 89. Bobby was born in Garfield in Emanuel County, Georgia on October 21, 1934 to Gladys Wilson Riner and Ira “T.” Riner. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife for 64 years, Lois Virginia Bennett Riner, and sister, Ona Merle Riner Hendrix. He is survived by his daughters and their husbands, Cheryl Lynn Riner Hodge (Al) and Toni Marie Riner Kraft (John); granddaughters, Marie Hodge Gordon (Michael), Sarah Virginia Kraft, and Millie Kraft Smith (Tyler); his great-gr ...

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Mary Ann Rodriguez - JAN 18, 2024

Mary Ann Rodriguez

Mary Ann Rodriguez, 87, died peacefully on Thursday, January 18, 2024. Mary Ann was born in Cumberland County, North Carolina on June 10, 1936. She is the eldest daughter of the late Wyman and Eunice Tew. Mary Ann is predeceased by her husband, Miguel Rodriguez. She is survived by her 2 sons Michael Rodriguez and Paul Rodriguez (Bridget) along with her 2 beautiful granddaughters, Sunny and Ruby. Also celebrating her life are her 3 sisters, Gainey Bailey (Bobby), Sarah Kirchman and Billie Jackson (Bill). After spending many years in South Florida, Mary Ann called Savannah home for the pas ...

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Scott B. Hoover - JAN 18, 2024

Scott B. Hoover

Scott Burnett Hoover-- On September 10, 1960 the sunshine of our lives was born. He was so many things in his life besides being a son, a brother, an uncle, and a cousin, he was special.  He was a Special Olympian, winning over 12 gold and silver medals.  He was an avid bowler, basketball player, and a comedian.  His best friends were Eric, Leon, Ronald, and Eric and especially Ms. Mary Pringle, the best House Mother they ever had. Unfortunately, when Ms. Mary left the group home was never the same.  Under the care of Gateway, Scott was seriously and mysteriously hurt wh ...

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Ellen Grace Jorgenson McClure OCT 18, 1996 - JAN 18, 2024

Ellen Grace Jorgenson McClure

Ellen Grace Jorgenson McClure, 27, of Savannah, took Jesus’ hand and stepped into glory January 18, 2024, with her husband and father at her bedside. She spent her last days surrounded by many precious friends and family in a truly anointed sacred atmosphere of prayer, praise, laughter and tears. She was born October 18, 1996, in Melbourne, Florida, daughter of David Charles Jorgenson and Amy Grace Mangum Jorgenson of Savannah. She attended Covenant Christian School and Melbourne High School. She earned her Bachelor’s at Palm Beach Atlantic University where she was the Cross Cul ...

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William Walter Bowers - JAN 18, 2024

William Walter Bowers

William Walter Bowers, born on June 21, 1951, in Washington DC, peacefully passed away on January 18, 2024. William worked at Blue Cross Blue Shield in the early '70s and later at Dunbar armor from 1989 to 2016 where he also was a firearms instructor of the East Coast Division. William loved spending time with his grandkids and his cat Luci, watching Hallmark Christmas movies and Fox News. Other activities he enjoyed include riding his motorcycle, going on cruises and vacationing at Tybee Island. He is survived by his wife, Wendy Bowers of Savannah, daughter Riann Coto of Pasadena ...

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Henry Eugene Smith MAR 07, 1937 - JAN 18, 2024

Henry Eugene Smith

Henry Eugene Smith died on Thursday, January 18, 2024, at the age of 86. Gene was born on March 7, 1937, in Hawthorne, Florida to Henry and Gertrude Smith. Gene graduated from Gainesville High School. He did his military service in the U.S. Navy as a corpsman. Gene and his mother, Gertrude Smith, owned and operated United Liquors, which operated stores and lounges in the Gainesville, Lake City, and Alachua County area. He has resided in Savannah, GA for the past 46 years. Gene was known as an entrepreneur who started and managed numerous successful businesses: the first Kentucky Fried Chicken ...

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Kevin Lee Rabbitt - JAN 17, 2024

Kevin Lee Rabbitt

Kevin Lee Rabbitt, 66, passed away Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at his home with his family by his side.  He was born August 11, 1957, in Jackson, Michigan to Bruce and Jouette Rabbitt.  Kevin worked for Parsons Corporation for over 25 years as an Architectural Designer.  He loved playing golf and bowling with his family.  His wife and children remember him as a loving husband, and father who they will miss greatly.  He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Renee Rabbitt, his children, Stephanie Rabbitt Schappacher and husband Michael Schappacher, Nicholas Lee Rabbit ...

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Leroy L. Wilson DEC 17, 1936 - JAN 17, 2024

Leroy L. Wilson

Mr. Leroy L Wilson was born, raised and educuated in Savannah, GA. A retired member of the International Longshoreman Association, Lee loved life and loved to laugh and celebrate everything. Lee is preceeded in death by Louise W. Wilson, his wife of 46 years; parents, Rosa Louise Wilson Simmons and Lennix Hamilton; and son, Dwayne Leroy Wilson He leaves to cherish his memory: his daughter, Allison Wilson Glover; four grandsons, Kevin D. Wilson, Christopher M. Glover, Kyle A. Glover, Kory A. Glover; two great grandsons and a host of other relatives, friends and devoted caretakers. Expression ...

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Valentino Panzitta JAN 13, 1928 - JAN 16, 2024

Valentino Panzitta

Valentino (Val) Panzitta, LTC, U.S. Army, Ret., passed away peacefully January 16th surrounded by his loving family, due to complications from pneumonia. He and his loved ones had celebrated his 96th birthday three days earlier. Val was born January 13, 1928, in Montville, N.J. to Salvatore and Mary Janetta Panzitta, both Italian immigrants.  He was the middle of three sons born to them. Val was a highly decorated military veteran, one of few who served in World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Upon graduating high school, Val enlisted in the Navy towards the end of W ...

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Mark Joseph Schaub AUG 14, 1956 - JAN 15, 2024

Mark Joseph Schaub

Mark Joseph Schaub, of East Fallowfield, PA passed away at Memorial Hospital on January 15, 2024 surrounded by his family after a brief illness. Mark was born in Traverse City, MI to Milford and Marie Schaub on August 14, 1956. Raised in Sutton’s Bay, MI, he graduated from Sutton’s Bay High School in 1974. Mark found ballroom dancing in 1977 in Flint, MI when he became a dance instructor for Fred Astaire Dance Studios. He later moved with the company to Florida and competed professionally throughout North America and Europe, winning various National and World Dance Titles. After ...

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Thomas Fass - JAN 13, 2024

Thomas Fass

Tom was born in Queens, New York in 1940.  After high school, he joined the armed forces, where he proudly served in the Navy Reserve and Marine Corps. He married the love of his life, Lynn, while serving in the Corps and they established a family with their three children - Terry, Tom, and Diana.  Tom’s life revolved around aircraft and flying.  He leveraged his aircraft maintenance skills learned in the Marine Corps and began a career with Grumman Aircraft on Long Island, NY.  After several tours on aircraft carriers as a tech rep for Grumman, he moved to Virginia a ...

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Norma Groover Jaime NOV 07, 1924 - JAN 13, 2024

Norma Groover Jaime

Norma Groover Jaime, 99, died on Saturday, January 13, 2024, in Washington, North Carolina where she had been living with family for a year and six months. Previously, Norma had resided on Wilmington Island, Georgia for over 50 years where she worked in banking for C&S National Bank and served as organist for First Baptist Church of the Islands. Norma was born in Ludowici, Georgia, to James and Nina (Gordon) Groover on November 7, 1924. She attended Long County schools and Brewton Parker Junior College. On July 4, 1942, she married John Jaime of Ellsworth, Pennsylvania. Married for 75 y ...

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Nancy J. Henneberry - JAN 11, 2024

Nancy J. Henneberry

Nancy J. Henneberry, 75, died unexpectedly on January 11, 2024 in Savannah, Georgia.  Nancy was born in Peekskill, New York and later lived in Mahopac and Jefferson Valley, NY.  She and her husband, Michael, retired to Savannah in 1999.  She had a long career at IBM as an administrative assistant and later worked for several years for the Westchester County Police in the payroll department.  She is predeceased by her husband Michael.  She is survived by her two daughters, Carla, and Bridgette; her grandson, James, and family members, Renee, and John Santiago ...

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Diane Tegerson Dargis - JAN 11, 2024

Diane Tegerson Dargis

Diane Lynnette Tegerson Dargis, 78, passed away January 11, 2024 in Lady Lake, Florida.  She is survived by her husband, Richard L. Dargis of Lady Lake, Florida, as well as other relatives and friends, including Donald and Judy Meroy of Savannah.   A Graveside Service will be held Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, officiated by her longtime friend, Fr. Patrick O'Brien.   ...

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Adele May Reynolds Zeigler SEP 22, 1927 - JAN 10, 2024

Adele May Reynolds Zeigler

Adele May Reynolds Zeigler – Savannah – Adele May Zeigler, 96, of Savannah, departed peacefully on January 10, 2024, under the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice, surrounded by her loving family. Dell spent a life filled with joy and purpose. During her life, she was an avid bowler, dedicating many years to various bowling teams. She found immense joy in the kitchen, where her culinary talents shone brightly. Cooking was not just a skill for her; it was a form of expression showing her love for family and friends. Her home was a gathering place for countless shared meals and memories. ...

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Mary Stevens Roy SEP 13, 1953 - JAN 09, 2024

Mary Stevens Roy

Mary Stevens Roy, 70, died peacefully on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 surrounded by her loving family. Surviving are her devoted and loving husband of 42 years, Robert Eugene Roy; three children, Stephen Glenn Merriman, Jr. (Meredith), Christine Merriman Frye (Jeremy), and Lauren Roy (Joseph Pullara); grandchildren, Rachel V. Merriman, Stephen G. Merriman, III, and Helen Diane Merriman; brother, Jimmy Stevens (Deena); niece, Jennifer Jebeles (Peter); nephew, James Stevens (April); several greatnieces and greatnephews; and many beloved friends. A private funeral service will be held. Burial w ...

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James (Jimmy) Vaughn SEP 17, 1956 - JAN 09, 2024

James (Jimmy) Vaughn

James (Jimmy) Vaughn, 67, of Savannah, passed away, Tuesday, January 9, 2024. He was born September 17,1956, in Jacksonville, North Carolina, son of Eugene Junior Vaughn and Annie Jeanette Saunders Vaughn. He worked in the scrap and metal business for 46 years and spent the last four years working side by side with his son opening their own business and fulfilling his passion for driving trucks. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather and mentor to many, Jimmy will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. He is survived by his cherished wife of 49 years, Fr ...

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Diana Rogers OCT 05, 1947 - JAN 09, 2024

Diana Rogers

Diana Rogers, born on October 15, 1947, in Hominy, Oklahoma, to Jack R. Rogers and Marion B. Rogers, gracefully departed this world on January 9, 2024, in the enchanting city of Savannah, Georgia. She reunites in eternity with her beloved parents, Jack and Marion Rogers. Diana is survived by her cherished brother, Jack R. Rogers, Jr., and leaves behind a legacy in the hearts of her nephews: Michael C. Rogers (Rachel Rogers), Bryan N. Rogers (Lindsay Rogers), and Brandon T. Rogers. Oh, what an extraordinary woman Diana was! Her passion for music ignited in her early years in Tulsa, Oklahoma, ...

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Sara (Nanny) Sue Miller - JAN 09, 2024

Sara (Nanny) Sue Miller

Sara ( Nanny) Sue Miller 100, passed away at her home Tuesday Jan 9, 2024. She was born in Conyers Ga on December 18, 1923 to Walter Perry Rice and Virginia Mitcham Rice. She lived most of her life in Clarkston, Ga where she was a member of Clarkston Methodist Church and attended Clarkston High School. She was married to Zachary Wilson Miller from 1940 until his death in 1975. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt. No one did those jobs better than she. She worked for Emory Hospital 1975- 1991 before moving to Savannah Ga to be close t ...

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Judith Sandhåland Aadland OCT 06, 1933 - JAN 09, 2024

Judith Sandhåland Aadland

Judith Sandhåland Aadland, age 90, passed away on January 9, 2024 from natural causes. A private graveside service was held at Greenwich Cemetery in Savannah, GA. Mrs. Aadland was born October 6, 1933 in the township of Skudenes in Karmøy, Norway.  She immigrated to the United States in 1952 with her husband Egil Aadland and became a citizen in 1960.  She was a resident of New Bedford, MA for 9 years, Foreston, MN for 5 years, Thor and Eagle Grove, IA for 29 years, Shreveport, LA for 18 years, Kissimmee, FL for 11 years, and Savannah, GA for the past 3 months.  ...

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James A. Griffiths - JAN 09, 2024

James A. Griffiths

James A. Griffiths, of Savannah, Georgia passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 9, 2024 with his beloved family by his side at Candler Hospital. He was 63. Affectionately known as Jimmy to friends, he was born at the Queen of Angels Hospital in Los Angeles, California. He moved to Murray Hill, New Jersey in 1960 where he attended the New Providence school systems; graduating from New Providence High School. He later moved to Savannah, Georgia in 1990 where he made the “Hostess City of the South” his home.  Jimmy was one of the most compassionate people, and spent much o ...

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Peggy L. Haymans - JAN 07, 2024

Peggy L. Haymans

  Peggy Lee Wilson Haymans, born on September 24, 1950, passed away on January 7, 2024. Peggy leaves behind her son Jonathan (Jamie) Haymans, and daughters Jennifer (Brad) Barefield and Aimee Haymans; grandchildren, Brendan and E’Lora Haymans, Brandon and Shelby Barefield, Emily Haymans (Whit Powell), Samuel and Gabrielle Santiago, Peter Beth III and Tanner (Mikki) Knight; great-grandchildren, Alaina and Mason Powell; siblings, Larry Eddie Wilson, Betty Wilson Bourbon and James Henry Wilson; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her late husband; Geral ...

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Richard F. Cutts JUL 28, 1945 - JAN 07, 2024

Richard F. Cutts

Richard Francis Cutts died Sunday, January 7, 2024 at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, GA. Richard was born on July 28, 1945 in Savannah and was Baptized at the St. John Basilica.  Richard would spend his entire life in his beloved Savannah, except for the two years in Athens while he attended the University of Georgia, and throughout his life would wonder why anyone would ever want to move away. Richard was the only child of Francis Willet Cutts of Brooklyn, NY and Mary Virginia Hodge of Savannah.  He grew up with his mother and maternal grandparents, Dr. John E. Hodge, Sr ...

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Richard Dean Estridge JUN 20, 1964 - JAN 06, 2024

Richard Dean Estridge

On Saturday, January 6, 2024, Richard Dean Estridge passed away peacefully with his loved ones by his side. Dean was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1964, the oldest child and only son to Richard Jack and Virginia (NeSmith) Estridge. Dean graduated from A.E. Beach in 1982 and soon after married his high school sweetheart and great love, the former Christine McGrath with whom he was married for over 41 years until his passing and with whom he would go on to have two sons, Nicholas, and Alex. After graduating high school Dean enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. where he would serve at ...

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Thomas M. Eve - JAN 06, 2024

Thomas M. Eve

Thomas McDowell Eve, 79, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2024, at his home in Savannah.  He was born September 30, 1944, in Savannah to James Hammond Eve Jr. and Evalan Caison Eve.  A man of the water, Tommy grew up on the barrier island of Colonel’s Island, spending his formative years running wild on the undeveloped island, a time that would come to define his approach to the world and the meaning he sought. He spent his later childhood years in Savannah and Jesup, growing a wide group of friends who he would stay close with throughout his entire life. During this time, he w ...

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Katie Y. Hester - JAN 05, 2024

Katie Y. Hester

Katie Young Hester, 77, passed away Friday, January 5, 2024, at her home.  She was born July 24, 1946, in Wake Co., NC..  She was a hairdresser for over 50 years and was of the Baptist faith. Mrs. Hester loved working in her yard.  Her greatest joy was decorating her house for every holiday and having her family around her.  In addition to her parents, Bennie Clifton Young and Dora Maybell Catlett Young, she was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Hester, her daughter, Tina Morgan, and her brother, Benny Young. She is survived by her daughter, Melissa Dixon (Matt) ...

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Hiep Van Trinh - JAN 04, 2024

Hiep Van Trinh

Hiep Van Trinh (Phero), 70, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  He was born September 25, 1953, in Hanoi, Vietnam to An Van Trinh and Vien Thi Vu.  He was a communicant of Nativity of Our Lord Church. Mr. Trinh was a hard-working gentleman to provide a wonderful life for his family while serving the church and community. He adored his family and his grandchildren. He enjoyed being near the water and was a great fisherman. Survived by, his wife Hoa Thi Mai Tran, 5 children and 9 grandchildren, son Dung Trinh, his wife Samantha Trinh, and their ...

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Stacy Anne Morgan - JAN 04, 2024

Stacy Anne Morgan

Stacy Anne Morgan, 46, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2024. She was born March 29, 1978, in Savannah, GA to John Daniel Morgan and Patricia Dubose Morgan.  She graduated from Calvary Day School and the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance. She was preceded in death by her father, John Daniel Morgan. Surviving are her son, Riley Deason of Savannah, mother, Patricia Morgan of Savannah, sister and brother-in-law, Mandy and Chris Bell of Savannah, uncle, Larry Dubose (Terri) of Ponte Vedra, FL, uncle, Barry Morgan (Janet) of Marietta, GA, many cousins.  ...

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Robert George Allen JAN 27, 1929 - JAN 03, 2024

Robert George Allen

Robert G. Allen died peacefully on January 3, 2024. He was born on April 27, 1929 to the late George and Mary. He is survived by friends and family that will miss him dearly.  ...

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James W. Carlton - JAN 02, 2024

James W. Carlton

James W. Carlton, 91, passed away Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at Memorial Health.  A private service and burial was held in the Beaufort National Cemetery, Beaufort, South Carolina.   ...

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James Hazel MAR 09, 1940 - DEC 31, 2023

James Hazel

On Sunday, December 31, 2023, James Hazel, loving husband and father of two children, passed away at the age of 83.  Jim was born on March 9, 1940 in Dunfermline, Scotland to Andrew and Ann (Downie) Hazel. He immigrated to the United States in 1956 and became a naturalized citizen in 1963. He received a degree from the University of Minnesota in 1962. On June 16, 1962, he married Janice Lung and also began his 38-year career with the Dow Chemical Company from which he retired as Director of Compensation Dow Worldwide in 1999. Jim and Jan lived in Switzerland for almost 5 years and trav ...

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Judy L. Pierce FEB 16, 1947 - DEC 30, 2023

Judy L. Pierce

Mrs. Judy L. Pierce, 76, passed away on Saturday, December 30, 2023 in Savannah, GA. She was born in Pennington Gap, VA. She was the daughter of Coy and Daphene Blair Jr.  She is survived by her only son, Christopher Walters; daughter-in-law, Miami Walters,  her sisters, Diane Carver and Patty Hedegard, her brother-in-law Dave Carver, her grandchildren, Garrett and Ashlee, her great granddaughter, Vivian Walters, her Nieces and Nephews, and her beloved dog, Bella. Judy loved the cold weather, and visiting the mountains. She also enjoyed making her famous cornbread w ...

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Andrew Adkins - DEC 30, 2023

Andrew Adkins

Andrew Adkins, of Savannah, Georgia passed away suddenly on Saturday, December 30, 2023. He was just 16 years old. Andrew was known for his love of all things sports related. His weekends were spent watching and cheering for different games, playing ball with his friends, texting his family sports facts and updates, and helping plan the next family Georgia Bulldogs party. Andrew attended Compassion Christian Church and was recently baptized there. He had a deep love of the Lord and strived to live a Christ-like life. Andrew was known by all for the light and love he brought to every situati ...

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Vonny R. Farrell - DEC 28, 2023

Vonny R. Farrell

Vonny R. Farrell, 68, died peacefully on Thursday, December 28, 2023, surrounded by her loving family after a short illness. Vonny grew up in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she was a graduate of Stranahan High School. She was a state champion flutist and a proud member of the “Marching Dragons” Marching Band.  It was also there that she met the love of her life, Ken. Together they attended Florida State University, in Tallahassee, Florida where she double-majored to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising. In 1977, Vonny married Ken a ...

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Helen Jean Rhody APR 26, 1951 - DEC 27, 2023

Helen Jean Rhody

  Helen Jean Rhody, 72, died on Wednesday December 27, 2023. Jean was born in Greenville Alabama, the second of four daughters of James and Helen Rhody. She was educated in Catholic and public schools and received her BS and MA in speech therapy from Armstrong State University. She retired from Ft. Stewart where she worked as a speech therapist in their elementary schools, in 2014. Jean was a member of St. Francis Cabrini at Catholic Church. Jean leaves behind her sisters, Mary Aplin and Kathy Spradley; her nieces, Stephanie Bearden and Rachel Domzal. She was predeceased by sis ...

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David Williams MAY 10, 1946 - DEC 26, 2023

David Williams

SAVANNAH – David Alan Williams, age 77, died on Tuesday, December 26, 2023, at the Oaks at Habersham where he had been a resident since September 2016. David was born on May 10, 1946, in Sumter, South Carolina and lived in Miami with his family for a short time before moving with his family to Savannah, Georgia. He graduated from Jenkins High School in 1964 and later moved to Atlanta to work in the laboratory for a pharmaceutical company where he sustained a blinding injury to his right eye. David returned to Savannah to work for Gulfstream, retiring after 30 years, as a Tooling Super ...

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Martha A. Pippin - DEC 26, 2023

Martha A. Pippin

Martha A. Pippin, 75, of Savannah, GA, passed away Tuesday, December 26, 2023 at her home with her family by her side.  Funeral arrangements are being handled by W.L. Wilson & Sons Funeral Home, 1779 North Main Street, LaFayette, Georgia 30728.  706-638-1122       (   ...

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Nora Jane McCoy MAR 21, 1927 - DEC 25, 2023

Nora Jane McCoy

Mrs. Nora Jane McCoy age 96 of Mineral Bluff, Georgia, formerly of Savannah, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Monday December 25, 2023 at Blue Ridge Asssisted Living. Her passing followed an extended illness. Mrs. McCoy was born on March 21, 1927 in Pikeville, KY., the daughter of the late William Wells and the late Gertrude Woodruff Wells. Jane was very active in her church and Sunday School and was one of the founding members of Wilmington Island Methodist Church. She had a great sense of humor. Gardening was her favorite hobby. Running a close second was hand painting china and furnitu ...

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Everett H. Stephenson, Jr. - DEC 23, 2023

Everett H. Stephenson, Jr.

Everett H. Stephenson, Jr., 76, passed away Saturday, December 23, 2023, after extended battles with cancer and sclerosis in recent years.  He was born on December 14, 1947, in Jackson, TN to Harold and Daisye Stephenson.  He obtained a B.S. from U.T. Knoxville, and a M.S. from VA Tech.  He worked on a Doctorate there for a year, before returning to industry where he would pursue innovation, mechanization, and advanced technology in industrial forestry.  Everett obtained 11 patents ranging from a triboelctrostatic spray for controlled pollination and mechanized tool for cor ...

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Teresa Jill Herrington - DEC 21, 2023

Teresa Jill Herrington

Teresa Jill Herrington, age 68, of Port Wentworth passed away Thursday, December 21, 2023. Ms. Herrington was born on October 14, 1955 in Savannah to the late Dilburn Herrington and the late Dicy Elizabeth Mikell Herrington. She was a sister to the late Keith Herrington. Teresa (Teri) graduated from Johnson High School in 1974 and went on to work in the shipping industry. Teri Herrington loved spending time on the water. She enjoyed boating and camping with family and friends. She was very talented with crafts, sewing, embroidery and quilting. She was a devoted partner to ...

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Diane Smith Gonzalez APR 01, 1956 - DEC 20, 2023

Diane Smith Gonzalez

Diane Smith Gonzalez passed away peacefully in the early morning hours on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The Savannah native was born on April 1, 1956 to the late Ernest F. Smith, Jr. and Lillian King Smith. Diane attended Windsor Forest High School. She was a Sunday school teacher and Sunday school bus driver for Bible Baptist Church in Gary, IN. Diane later moved to the Raleigh/Durham, NC area where she worked briefly in Research Triangle Park as an assistant in training with LabCorp Pharmaceutical Company. Upon returning to her home in Savannah, Diane worked ...

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Robert Louis Roberts MAY 16, 1929 - DEC 20, 2023

Robert Louis Roberts

Robert Louis Roberts, 94, passed away peacefully near mid-day on Wednesday, December 20, 2023 at Palmetto Inn of Savannah Square.   Bob was born on May 16, 1929 in Montreal, PQ, Canada to J Frank Roberts and Florence Harrington Roberts. Bob was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill; sister, Katy; and his wife, Elizabeth who he dearly missed. He is survived by three sons; Tom (Elaine) of West Point, VA; Peter (Gilonne) of Greenville and Anderson, SC, Chris (local Savannah artist); four grandchildren; Katie Roberts of Richmond, VA; Meg Arsenovic (Paul) of Diggs VA; Bianca Wil ...

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Sharon (Shari) Butler Hendricks FEB 13, 1964 - DEC 19, 2023

Sharon (Shari) Butler Hendricks

Sharon “Shari” Butler Hendricks, 61, died Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at home with her loving husband by her side. The Gorman, TX native was the daughter of the late Eugene Edward Butler and Gwendolyn Clark Leathley. At the age of six, Shari  began competing in competitive roller skating. Shari competed in singles competitions, and later skated with her brother in pairs competitions. She and her brother Ron continued to compete over the next 10 years, and won many local, state, and national titles. Shari was an active member of Compassion Christian Church - East Campus. S ...

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Michael Neal Thompson JAN 09, 1949 - DEC 18, 2023

Michael Neal Thompson

Michael Neal Thompson, 74, died Monday December 18, 2023. Michael Neal Thompson was born in Savannah, Georgia on January 9, 1949.  He was educated in Savannah’s public schools before graduating from The University of Georgia in 1971.  He married Susan Manley Hutchinson in 1972 and together they had two sons.  On December 18, 2023, with a full heart, Michael passed.  He leaves his wife Susan, sons Michael (Rachel) and Cade, grandson William, mother in law Frieda Manley Hutchinson and niece Susan Regets.  A memorial service will be held Thursday, December 21 ...

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Sol Rundbaken - DEC 18, 2023

Sol Rundbaken

Sol Rundbaken passed away Monday, December 18, 2023. He was 91 years old. He was one of a kind, inspiring many. He is deeply missed. Sol shared deep, loving relationships with his family. He was kind with a gentle disposition and a great sense of humor. He was a lifelong learner, thoughtful, and effortlessly cool. His accomplishments were varied and interesting. He had a beautiful singing voice and was an accomplished actor before joining the Army. He proudly served in the Signal Corps assigned to the 3rd Armored Cavalry division in Germany. Thus began a love of radio technology, ...

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Stephen Patrick Roberts (Steve) JAN 17, 1955 - DEC 17, 2023

Stephen Patrick Roberts (Steve)

Stephen Patrick Roberts (Steve), 68, of Savannah, owner of Savannah Toyota passed away on Sunday, December 17, 2023. He was at one of his favorite places, his farm. He loved spending time there with family and friends. Steve was born January 17, 1955, in Fort Worth Texas to the late Jo and Marcia Roberts. He grew up in Winter Park, Florida, and attended Trinity Preparatory School in Orlando and University of Central Florida. After college he went to work for Southeast Toyota Corporate and moved to Savannah in 1989 to purchase Savannah Toyota. An active member of St. Peter’s Episcop ...

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Carl L. Craft JAN 25, 1930 - DEC 17, 2023

Carl L. Craft

Carl L. Craft, 93, of Pine Harbor, GA passed away on December 17, 2023. He was born in Nitro, WV on January 25, 1930, and grew up in Cheshire, Ohio. He later moved to Carlisle, Ohio where he lived for over 30 years.  Carl was a kind and gentle soul who possessed boundless energy. He had a deep love for his wife, Louise, of 68 years, his 3 children, Carl, Peggy, and Cathy; his grandchildren Ryan, Andie, Jordan, and Abbi; his 4 great-grandchildren Malachi, Jonah, Natalie, and Lincoln; his siblings Carol, Paul, Ray, and Mary Ann; and his many nephews and nieces. Carl attended Rio Gra ...

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Gene Curtis Pickens - DEC 16, 2023

Gene Curtis Pickens

Gene Curtis Pickens, 93, of Savannah passed away on December 16. He was predeceased by Carolyn Pickens, the love of his life and wife of 57 years.   After serving in the United States Air Force, he began a career with Kaiser Aluminum/Agricultural Chemicals that spanned more than 30 years.  That career brought him from his home state of West Virginia to Savannah in 1969.  Always an outdoorsman, he soon mastered the art of fishing the rakes and bars of Ossabaw Sound and pulling trout and reds from places with names like Ogeechee Cove, Raccoon Keys, Steamboat Cut, and Swash Po ...

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Reba Padgett Murray - DEC 16, 2023

Reba Padgett Murray

Reba Murray, 83, of Savannah, GA, died on December 16, 2023, in her home surrounded by family. She was born on February 22, 1940, in Augusta, GA. Reba went by many titles: Mom, Mema, Burr Rabbit, Aunt, Best Friend, Sister, and Confidant. Whether you knew her for 5 minutes or 50 years, the love she gave was warm and immense. She had a love of arts, her family, dancing, fishing, animals, and having the best time. She lived her life with a carefree spirit that was infectious. There wasn’t a dance floor undanced on, a canvas not painted, a microphone not sung into, an ocean not traversed, ...

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Jimmy Valenzuela Velez JAN 31, 1944 - DEC 16, 2023

Jimmy Valenzuela Velez

Jimmy Valenzuela Velez, 79, died peacefully in his home on Saturday, December 16, 2023. Jimmy was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico on January 31, 1944, to Teofilo and Luz Maria (Velez) Valenzuela; he was one of many siblings. After Jimmy graduated high school, he joined the United States Army. Serving through multiple wars and conflicts, Jimmy was a proud Master Sergeant when he retired after 36 years. On January 9, 1981, Jimmy married Guiselle Venegas in Lawton, Oklahoma, and they raised four children together. He loved to dance to salsa and country music. After his retirement, he could be fo ...

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Dr. Harvey "Happy Jack" Murphy - DEC 15, 2023

Dr. Harvey

  Harvey “Happy Jack” Murphy March 27, 1937-December 15, 2023               Savannah surgeon Harvey “Jack” Murphy, who passed into eternity on December 15, 2023 from metastatic pancreatic cancer, lived a remarkable, full, and complete life.  Jack was born on March 27, 1937 in his family’s mountain cabin in Pendergrass, Jackson County, Georgia.  The oldest child of Groze Murphy and Fannie Lou Ellis Murphy, brother to Jon, Jo and Chipper Murphy, Jack lived in Jackson County unt ...

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Phyllis Sica Brown - DEC 15, 2023

Phyllis Sica Brown

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Phyllis Sica Brown, who peacefully departed this life on Friday, December 15, 2023, at the age of 83. Phyllis, born in Hartford, Connecticut, was the cherished firstborn of Francis Nelligan Camilarri and William Sica. Phyllis dedicated a significant portion of her life in service to her community. Her professional journey included roles at the Hartford Police Department and Aetna, but her most cherished role was that of a devoted and loving stay-at-home mother to her two daughters. Her spiritual journey was equally profound. Phyllis ...

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John R. Wetherbee - DEC 14, 2023

John R. Wetherbee

Longtime WTOC meteorologist John Wetherbee died Thursday morning, December 14, 2023. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist with Monsignor Gerard Schreck celebrating.        ...

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Anne Wattles Constantine JAN 19, 1950 - DEC 14, 2023

Anne Wattles Constantine

Anne Pepper (Wattles) Constantine, of Savannah, Georgia, 73, a retired teacher, reading specialist, and devoted servant of her Lord Jesus Christ, died on December 14, 2023, at Buckingham South Assisted Living in Savannah, Georgia.    Anne was born on January 19, 1950, in Charles Town, West Virginia.  Her parents were Walter Commons Wattles and Eugenia Kendall (Pepper) Wattles. “Anne Pepper” or “Anne Pep,” as her Father affectionately called her, lived the majority of her life in Atlanta, Georgia, until Anne and her husband Robert retired to h ...

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Mary Fulton Finocchiaro - DEC 13, 2023

Mary Fulton Finocchiaro

Mary Fulton Finocchiaro ,94, passed away peacefully on December 13, 2023. She was born March 30,1929 to Thomas and Dolores Fulton. She was predeceased by her brother Tom, another brother David, a granddaughter, Theresa, and her beloved husband Frank Finocchiaro. She is survived by her children, Thomas A Finocchiaro (Melanie), Michael D Finocchiaro (Pam), Mary F Sweeney (Neal) and Ann F LaRossa, her grandchildren Christina Gill (Matt), Maria Finocchiaro, David Finocchiaro (Lauren), Monica Yeckley (Ty), Daniel Sweeney (Stephanie), Clare VanMeter (Browning), Moira Roberts (Sea ...

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Leon Timothy Blake - DEC 13, 2023

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Michael Emmett Brewer - DEC 12, 2023

Michael Emmett Brewer

Michael Emmett Brewer, 79, passed away Tuesday, December 12, 2023, at Hospice Savannah.  He was born September 7, 1944, in Savannah, GA to the late Willard Emmett Brewer and Gertrude Marie Louis Brewer.  He was a machinist for many years, having worked for Savannah Machine and Foundry, and was a member of the I.A.M. Union.  Mr. Brewer served in the National Guard.  He was also a member of Ryan Excavator’s, and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Mr. Brewer was a longtime vendor at Keller's Flea Market, he enjoyed meeting customers and making lifelong friends.&nb ...

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Ann Elizabeth Black Davis JAN 18, 1924 - DEC 11, 2023

Ann Elizabeth Black Davis

Ann Elizabeth Black Davis, 99, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 11, 2023 at Memorial Health University Medical Center with her loved ones by her side. Ann was born on January 18, 1924 to Charles Coleman and Maude Lloyd Black. She was the youngest of four children and a lifelong resident of Savannah. After graduating from Savannah High School, Ann worked for ten years at the Central of Georgia Railroad, a job that she loved, until she “retired” to take care of home and family. She was married to her childhood sweetheart, Jimmy, for 66 years. She was a Christian and unti ...

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Derrial Marisha Hopkins - DEC 10, 2023

Derrial Marisha Hopkins

Derrial Marisha Hopkins, 63, passed away Sunday, December 10, 2023 in Melbourne, Florida.  She was born February 14, 1960 in Savannah, to the late Lawrence Hopkins and Martha Earle Hopkins.  Marisha worked for many years at Memorial Health before moving to Melbourne, Florida.  She was of the Christian faith. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Laura O'Conner.   Surviving are her son, Joel Teston (Kyle Merritt) of Highland, N.C., her sisters, Sandi Hopkins of Sylvania, GA, Dawn Linkenhoker (Curt) of Savannah, her brother, ...

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Juan Carlos Gallo JUL 23, 1980 - DEC 10, 2023

Juan Carlos Gallo

A livestream and recording of Juan's service will be available by clicking the following link: Juan Carlos Gallo, 43, died suddenly on Sunday, December 10, 2023 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Juan was born on July 23, 1980 in Lima, Peru to the late Javier Gallo and Juana Gallo. The Gallo family immigrated to New Jersey in 1996. After graduation from John F. Kennedy High School in Patterson, NJ, Juan enlisted in the U.S. Army. He heroically served his country through four deployments. He retired as an artillery in ...

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Eva Manoff Russo OCT 03, 1941 - DEC 10, 2023

Eva Manoff Russo

Eva Manoff Russo, 82, died peacefully on Sunday, December 10, 2023 in Savannah, Georgia. Eva was born to her parents Ruth and Arnold in New York City on October 3, 1941. She lived her entire childhood in the Van Cortland Park area of The Bronx. She later moved to Manhattan where she lived most of her adult life before retiring to  Georgia. Eva was married to Joseph Anthony Russo on February 6, 1965. Joseph passed away on September 17, 2000. Eva attended the prestigious High School Of Music and Art, graduating in 1958. While she attended the school ...

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Edgar J. Field JAN 05, 1940 - DEC 09, 2023

Edgar J. Field

Edgar J. Field, only child of Winifred and Edgar J. Field Sr. was born January 5, 1940 in London, England. Ed was raised and educated in the United Kingdom and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1978. He graduated from Highbury County Grammar School for Boys and Norwood Tech in London. In 1965 he joined the Colgate-Palmolive Company where he enjoyed a successful career spanning 31 years. As President of the International Business Development Group, he travelled extensively and visited over 100 countries. Ed met his wife, Maureen (Mo) while living in Barbados. They were married in 1967 and ...

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Charlotte McDevitt FEB 15, 1940 - DEC 09, 2023

Charlotte McDevitt

Mrs. Charlotte LaVerne McDevitt, 83, a Savannah native passed away Saturday, December 9, 2023. She was born February 15, 1940, daughter of the late Clyde Burroughs and Evelyn Helmly. She was a member of the Catholic faith. LaVerne was a member of the Savannah Jyanette’s, and was president of the Rape Crisis Center. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Michael McDevitt; children, Erin Gibbs (Joe), Greg McDevitt (Patricia) and John McDevitt (Yvette); eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Ron Burroughs (Mary). And a special thank you to her cousin Phyllis ...

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William (Freddie) F. Heitmann, III - DEC 09, 2023

William (Freddie) F. Heitmann, III

William (Freddie) F. Heitmann, 52, of Pooler, GA, passed away Saturday, December 9, 2023, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Freddie was born December 29, 1970, in Savannah, the only son of Billy and Avalyn (Fisher) Heitmann of Thunderbolt.  Freddie was a graduate of Benedictine Military School, class of 1989.  He went on to receive his Bachelor of Liberal Arts from Mercer University, and his Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School.  He was a member of the Georgia State Bar Association for 23 years, Savannah Golf Club, and an avid supporter of Getalong Dachshund ...

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Casey Howell Thompson NOV 05, 1976 - DEC 09, 2023

Casey Howell Thompson

With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Casey Howell Thompson of Savannah, Georgia, who passed away on December 9, 2023, at the age of 47. Casey was the son of Catherine Brooks Martin and Walter H. Thompson.  Casey grew up on Wilmington Island, Georgia, where he spent time exploring the rivers and waterways.  His home away from home was Daufuskie Island, South Carolina.  Casey was of the Catholic faith.  He attended Nativity/ St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School, Benedictine Military School, and Armstrong State University.  He was the owner of Thompson Home Imp ...

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Tracey Gray Stewart OCT 12, 1968 - DEC 07, 2023

Tracey Gray Stewart

Tracey Stewart left this world to be with the Lord in heaven on Dec 7th surrounded by her family after a 2-year battle with cancer. Tracey was born on October 12th, 1968, in Goldsboro NC. She grew up on Tybee Island. She graduated high school from Sol C. Johnson High in 1987. She was the middle child of a family of five children in the Gray household. She met the love of her life in 8th grade. Stephen and Tracey were always as one. As much as she loved Stephen, he knew he had to share that love with her papa, mama, her 3 sisters and her brother. All her phone conversations with her parents wou ...

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Nani Parks JAN 04, 1927 - DEC 06, 2023

Nani Parks

Herminia Parks, 96, of Savannah, passed away Wednesday, December 6, 2023. She was daughter of the late Ignacio Villalobos and Herminia Smith Villalobos, and wife of John B. Parks. Herminia "Nani" Villalobos Parks was born January 4th, 1927 in Los Angeles California. After graduating from Hollywood High school she met her forever and lifetime love John B. Parks, United States Marine. John “Jack” predeceased his adoring wife in 2010.  Nani loved fashion, decorating, cooking, and above all else her family. Nani's famous authentic Mexican food left an impressi ...

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William "Will" Frederick Caswell - DEC 06, 2023


William “Will/Billy” Frederick Caswell, 55, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 06, 2023, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. The family is deeply saddened and shocked by his sudden death. Will was born on September 20, 1968, in Brooklyn, New York to William S. Caswell and Patricia Johnson. He grew up in Stony Point, Rockland County, New York and graduated from North Rockland High School in 1986. From an early age, Will had a strong affinity for all things cars. So much so that he started building his skills by helping his uncle Rick rebuild a car engine at the kitchen t ...

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Lorna Kolasheski - DEC 06, 2023

Lorna Kolasheski

On December 6, 2023, Lorna Kolasheski, a superb mother of two children and distinguished Busia to 5 grandchildren, passed away at the age of 83. She was preceded in death by Richard Kolasheski, her devoted husband of nearly 60 years, who passed away in September 2021. Lorna was born on March 10, 1940, in Cleveland, Ohio to John and Doris Teany. She had one brother, Lieutenant Colonel (retired) Gene Teany who survives her. She graduated from the University of Montevallo in Alabama and earned a Master’s in Education from the University of Georgia.  Lorna spent ove ...

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Joan Hunter Christensen - DEC 05, 2023

Joan Hunter Christensen

Joan Hunter Christensen was born on August 3, 1935 in the village of Aspy, Cumbria, England to Mary Williamson Hunter and Sidney Hunter. She passed away peacefully on December 5, 2023.  Joan grew up walking the fells of England's Lake District and especially loved riding her bicycle with friends to Loweswater on Sunday afternoons.  As a young woman, she moved to Eleuthera, Bahamas where she met and married an American cattleman, Edward Christensen.  They raised two daughters, Anna Christensen Wasden and Jane Christensen Aderhold. After spending 20 years in the Bah ...

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Ruth Folsom Pierce - DEC 04, 2023

Ruth Folsom Pierce

Betty Ruth Folsom Pierce, 89, passed away peacefully Monday December 4th, 2023, at Spanish Oaks Retreat in Savannah, Ga.  Ruth was born in Nashville Georgia in 1934 and was one of four children of Dr. William Folsom and Lilla Folsom.  Ruth attended school in Nashville from primary through high school at Berrien County Schools.  She spent her younger years watching the tobacco trucks roll through town with her girlfriends and spent a lot of time at her father’s dental office and drug store on the Nashville Town Square.  Ruth went on to Georgia Teachers College ...

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Peter Francis Brown JUL 23, 1957 - DEC 04, 2023

Peter Francis Brown

In loving memory of Peter Francis Brown; a remarkable man, born on July 23, 1957, in Brooklyn, NY, to parents Teresa and Francis Brown. Peter grew up in Rosedale, Queens, New York alongside his siblings Joseph, Robert, Timothy, Alice, and Patrick, bringing warmth and joy to his family. Peter found the love of his life, Kathleen Mulligan, in the bustling 6 World Trade Center, where he dedicated himself as a chemist for US Customs Service. Together, they embarked on a beautiful journey that led them to settle in Savannah, GA, and blessed them with three children: Ma ...

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Carolyn C. Bumgardner - DEC 04, 2023

Carolyn C. Bumgardner

Carolyn Ann Campbell Bumgardner, 80, passed away Monday, December 4, 2023 at home with her family by her side.  She was born January 31, 1943 in Savannah to the late Ed and Ruby Bollinger Campbell.  She retired after 35 years of service from Savannah Sugar Refinery, and later worked for Savannah Speech and Hearing for 4 years.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Jonathan Waters, and her brother, Bobby Campbell. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Ed Bumgardner, daughter, Tami Waters, grandsons, Drake, Peyton, and Marshall Water ...

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Gail Rosen Rosenzweig SEP 29, 1932 - DEC 03, 2023

Gail Rosen Rosenzweig

A livestream and recording of Gail's service will available by clicking the following link: The ninety one year voyage from the 600 block of Habersham Street to the 6400 block of Habersham Street with stops in Ardsley and Kensington Parks came to an end on December third with the death of Gail Rosen Rosenzweig. She passed away surrounded by her family. She was born to Raymond and Millie G. Rosen and spent her early Savannah years in the Habersham and Huntingdon streets where she knew what street cars were going by from t ...

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Nancy Elizabeth Peters Vermilyea - DEC 02, 2023

Nancy Elizabeth Peters Vermilyea

Nancy Elizabeth Peters Vermilyea, a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend, left this world peacefully at her home in Savannah, Georgia, on December 2nd, 2023, at the age of 74. Nancy was born on July 15, 1949, in Asheville, North Carolina, to the late Charles Cline Peters and Mary Sullivan Peters. She is now in heaven with her husband of 45 years, Richard "Dick" H. Vermilyea, who went before her. Nancy's journey began in Riegelwood, NC, where she enjoyed horse riding, basketball, and cheerleading. She had a big heart for animals, especially dogs. ...

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John Anthony Grieco NOV 26, 1932 - DEC 02, 2023

John Anthony Grieco

John Anthony Grieco, 91, of Savannah, Georgia, went home to be with the Lord on December 2, 2023, after a brief illness, surrounded by his loving family. John was born on November 26, 1932, in Brooklyn, New York, the oldest of 3 children of Rocco & Marian Grieco. Later the family moved to Rego Park (Queens), New York and John attended Forest Hills High School, where he met Pat, who was the love of his life. He was a gifted athlete, playing baseball and lettering in gymnastics. After graduating high school, John was employed at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, where he play ...

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Lawrence "Larry" Miner Austin JUN 19, 1930 - DEC 01, 2023


Lawrence “Larry” Miner Austin, 93, died peacefully at home on Friday, December 1, 2023, after a valiant fight with cancer.  Larry was born June 19, 1930 in Bryn Mawr, PA, to John and Helen Austin. After attending St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. during World War II and enjoying summer camp at Lake Allagash on Moosehead Lake in Maine as a camper and counselor, Larry graduated from The Episcopal Academy in Philadelphia, PA and went to Princeton University where he played 150 lb. football and was in the Cottage Club. Upon graduation from Princeton, Larry enlisted with the U. ...

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Louis Fernand Parent, Jr. - DEC 01, 2023

Louis Fernand Parent, Jr.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Louis Fernand Parent, Jr. on Friday, December 1, 2023.  Louis was our dearly loved husband, father, grandfather, father-in-law, and uncle, and will be greatly missed by his family and close friends.   The New Bedford, Massachusetts native lived in Savannah since 1964.  He was a graduate of St. Anthony’s Prep School in New Bedford, Mass, and in 1961 graduated from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT.  He served in Korea with the U.S. Marine Corps.  He retired in 1995 as Executive Vice-President of Car ...

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John Heitman AUG 27, 1944 - NOV 29, 2023

John Heitman

John Heitman, 79, a native of Savannah, passed away Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at his home. John was a very quiet and private person but was dearly loved by his family and friends. To know him was to love him.  John was born August 27, 1944, to Cord Lee Heitman and Clothilde (Swinford) Heitman. He attended Cathedral Day School, Chatham Junior High, and Savannah High School. At a young age, John served as an altar boy at The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist. While spending his entire life in Savannah, he enjoyed his career working in the auto paint and body field. He loved fishing, ...

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John Bridwell Severance (Jake) JUL 24, 1935 - NOV 28, 2023

John Bridwell Severance (Jake)

John Bridwell Severance (Jake) of Savannah, Georgia, author, teacher, and artist, died peacefully at home on Tuesday November 28, 2023. He was 88. He is survived by his beloved wife of 38 years, Sylvia Frezzolini Severance, who cared for him with daily devotion and brought great humor and playfulness to their life together. Jake was born July 24, 1935 in New York City, to Frank A. F. Severance and Frances Vidal (Clarke) Severance. He was the eldest of Frank and Franny’s children, brother to F. Alexander Severance (1939-2015) and Sarah Vidal ‘Tij’ Severance (1940-1981), as ...

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William (Bill) Atkinson - NOV 27, 2023

William (Bill) Atkinson

William “Bill” Atkinson, 71, died at Candler Hospital in Savannah, Georgia on November 27, 2023, after a prolonged illness, with family members at his bedside.  Bill was a force of nature for all who knew him. Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, he worked as a banker and small-business consultant for over forty years, and served on the Board of Directors for the YMCA of Coastal Georgia. He is preceded in death by his mother, Ann Boling Atkinson; and brother, Ted Copland. He is survived by his children, Alex Atkinson and Tori Atkinson Sullivan; their spouses, Heather At ...

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Frank Boland - NOV 27, 2023

Frank Boland

IRELAND_(Kinsale and formerly of Glounthaune, Cork): On November 27th 2023 (peacefully) at home, Frank Boland, dearly loved husband of Mary (née Purcell) and the late Judy (née Lane), loving father of John, Mary, Frankie and Kevin, dear brother of Kevin, Tony and the late Ray. Sadly missed by his loving wife, family, grandchildren Jack, Harry, Sally, Judy, Alice and Kate, daughters-in-law Sarah and Megan, son-in-law Jim, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, relatives and many dear friends. A Requiem Mass at  was held on Thursday, November 30, 2023 in St ...

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Carol J. Angers - NOV 26, 2023

Carol J. Angers

Carol J. Angers, 78, passed away Sunday, November 26, 2023 in Savannah.  She was born September 17, 1945, in Saginaw, Michigan to Clifford N. Angers, Sr. and Beatrice Wesson Angers. She lived in Savanah for over twenty-five years and was a communicant of the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Clifford N. Angers, Jr. and her nephew, Rusty Angers. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Karen S. Angers, nephew, Kevin Angers, and niece, Kathleen Grymes (Peyton).  A Funeral Mass will be celebra ...

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Lamar Linton AUG 02, 1937 - NOV 26, 2023

Lamar Linton

Lamar Linton was born in Savannah Georgia on August 2, 1937 to William Lonnie and Lillie Mae Alderman Linton. He died on November 26, 2023. He was a graduate of Commercial High School and attended Armstrong Junior College. He served with the 117th air National Guard and was a member of The Elks Lodge, The Cobra Club and The Savannah Softball Club. Lamar was a public accountant most of his life and continued working as a tax consultant after retiring. He also owned several automobile related businesses for a number of years. He was a Golden Gloves Boxer during the 1950s and won numerous titl ...

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John Allen Davis JUN 10, 1959 - NOV 26, 2023

John Allen Davis

John Allen Davis closed out his final trip around the sun on Sunday, November 26th, 2023 at his home in Sunbury, Georgia. Allen was born on June 10th, 1959, the eldest son of four children to Brandt Wilson Davis and Jean Marie Davis. After several years living in Hollywood, Florida, the family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, where Allen would spend the majority of his childhood. Allen received a Bachelor’s degree in History from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Allen was also a proud member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Allen married the love of his life, Maury Jones Davis, on ...

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Betty Sue "Peggy" Heaps - NOV 24, 2023

Betty Sue

Betty Sue Cameron Heaps, “Peggy” to the many who loved her, 93, of Birmingham, Alabama, and recently of Savannah, Georgia, died on November 24, 2023, after a short battle with complications of diabetic dementia. Peggy was born in 1930 to Addie Cameron and James Cameron in Birmingham. After graduating from Jones Valley High School in 1948, where she excelled at sports and public speaking, Peggy immediately went to work in a Sherwin Williams paint store to help support her family. She later landed successive secretarial positions, eventually working as the indispensable assistant ...

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Charlie Wells JUN 29, 1948 - NOV 24, 2023

Charlie Wells

Charlie Wyman Wells, “Peaches” Born June 29th, 1948 in Gum Branch, Georgia.  Died November 24th, 2023 in Pooler, Georgia.  Charlie Wyman Wells, better known to many as “Peaches”, passed in his sleep in the early hours of November 24th, 2023, at his home, culminating more than a year of increasingly debilitating illness.  He passed restfully, in the company of his beloved wife, Patty.  Charlie was born at the home of his parents in Gum Branch, Georgia.  He attended Bradwell Institute, and went on to college, in early pursuit of a career ...

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Cynthia Denman SEP 20, 1944 - NOV 24, 2023

Cynthia Denman

September 20, 1944-November 24, 2023 Cynthia L. Denman passed into eternity on Friday November 24, 2023 in Savannah Georgia. Cynthia lived most of her life in DeKalb County, Georgia. She attended Skyland Elementary, Cross Keys High, and Shorter College. She was a Christian and loved the imagery of angels in her life. She was a member of the Pilot Club of Atlanta for many years. One of the joys in Cynthia’s life was to become a teacher at Skyland after college. Her last occupation was in retail, managing a location of School Box. While a teacher, she developed a program to teach kin ...

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Nancy Louise Vance Carroll NOV 19, 1926 - NOV 23, 2023

Nancy Louise Vance Carroll

Nancy Louise Vance Carroll, a resident of Savannah, Georgia, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 23, 2023, in Hospice care at The Oaks at The Marshes of Skidaway Island. Nancy was a loving wife, caring mother, proud grandmother, and a loyal and delightful friend. She was an elegant lady who was immensely positive, a gracious hostess and a competitive bridge player. Nancy was born on November 19, 1926, in Monroe, Louisiana, the daughter of George Raymond and Ella Julia Vance. She was raised in El Dorado, Arkansas, where she graduated from El Dorado High School and went on to graduat ...

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Kathryn (Kathy) Hooper McCurry AUG 08, 1948 - NOV 22, 2023

Kathryn (Kathy) Hooper McCurry

Kathryn “Kathy” Hooper McCurry entered eternal rest on November 22, 2023, after a long and courageous battle with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP). A lifelong Savannahian, Kathy was born at the Telfair Hospital on August 8, 1948, to Edward and Jurelle Hooper. Kathy attended Charles Ellis Elementary School, Richard Arnold Junior High School, and graduated from Savannah High School in 1966.  She attended Georgia Southern College and became the first president of the Delta Lambda Chapter of the Kappa Delta sorority before Graduating in 1970 with her bachelor’s degree ...

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Nancy Mack - NOV 22, 2023

Nancy Mack

Clinton-Nancy J. (Wortman) Mack, 75, passed peacefully on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Georgia. She is survived by her soulmate, best friend, and beloved husband of 29 years, Edmund J. Mack; their children and spouses, Richard Goyne II & Leanna; Heather Russ & Michael; David Mack & Veronica; adoring grandchildren, Richard Goyne III, Nathaniel Goyne, Lindsey Russ & husband Felipe, Emma Russ, and Arthur Mack. She leaves her brother Michael Wortman & wife Penny; her mother-in-law Stella Mack; brothers & sisters-in-law, Timothy Mack, Kevin ...

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Carol June Carter Bauman JUN 15, 1944 - NOV 22, 2023

Carol June Carter Bauman

Carol June Carter Bauman was delivered into the loving arms of Jesus on November 22, 2023, surrounded by her two children.  She was also met in heaven by her one true love on the day of her 62nd wedding anniversary.  She was born in Savannah, GA to Mr. and Mrs. Levi Carter.  She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, where she taught many of the Wilmington Island children Sunday School, Bible School, Catechism, and also served on the church council.  She worked as a Construction Reporter for McGraw Hill Dodge and Construction Market Data.  She also served ...

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Betty Hester Fish - NOV 21, 2023

Betty Hester Fish

Betty Hester Fish, 98, passed away Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at Azalealand Nursing Home after a short illness.  She was born May 8, 1925, in Savannah to the late Rufus and Berta Mallette Hester.  Mrs. Fish was the manager of the Social Security office in Jacksonville, Florida for many years, and was a member of the Easter Star in Jacksonville.  She was a member of Wilmington Island Methodist Church in Savannah.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 60 years, William Bronson Fish, Sr., and her brother and four sisters.  Sh ...

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Jack Paul Patterson - NOV 21, 2023

Jack Paul Patterson

JACK PATTERSON – 1931-2023 – Savannah, GA After living a very full life, overflowing with kindness and love, Jack made his transition to the next phase in his sleep, at home, surrounded by family. He loved mathematics – he held a BA in Education-Math, a MA in Theology from LaSalle College (now University), and a MA from The University of Pittsburgh in Mathematics along with numerous other accomplishments - too many to list. He served as the Executive Director of the St. Fancis Vocational School (Philadelphia), an institution caring for dependent and ne ...

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Nancy Taylor Evans - NOV 21, 2023

Nancy Taylor Evans

Nancy T. Evans, 87, died peacefully from Alzheimer’s on November 21, 2023 at Spanish Oaks Retreat in Savannah, Georgia. Nancy was born in Columbia, MD on October 3, 1936.  She was the eldest of four daughters born to Fred Eugene Taylor and Winfred Hamilton Taylor.  She spent the majority of her childhood in Shady Side, Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay.  She attended a two-room schoolhouse.  Some of her fondest memories of Shady Side were learning to sail and crewing for her father in some local races. When Nancy was a young teenager, the family packed up their ...

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Christine Fernandez SEP 10, 1947 - NOV 20, 2023

Christine Fernandez

Christine Fernandez was born on September 10, 1947 in England, and passed away peacefully at home with her family on November 20, 2023 in Savannah, GA. Christine was a woman of extraordinary kindness and love. A devoted mother, a supportive wife, and a loving sister, she embodied patience and  exemplified compassion. Her selflessness and putting family before herself, defined her character. Christine found solace in gardening and cherished moments spent with her loved ones. Her unwavering faith in God kept her strong and unshaken during her eight year battle with cancer. Survived by he ...

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Harold B. McCray, Jr. JUL 13, 1937 - NOV 17, 2023

Harold B. McCray, Jr.

Mr. Harold B. McCray, Jr., 86, a native and lifelong resident of Savannah, passed away Friday, November 17, 2023. He was born July 13, 1937, son of the late Harold B. McCray, Sr., and Mary Hearn McCray, and was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Brandenburg McCray and partner Pat Parham. Mr. McCray owned and operated Central Parking on State Street and was a longtime vendor at Keller’s Flea Market. Surviving are his children, Mark Wright and his daughter Jennifer of Florida, Steven Wright of Savannah, Christine Wright of Kansas, Stephen Roberts (Sarah) and their daughter, Jordan all ...

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Helen Patrick JUN 04, 1919 - NOV 16, 2023

Helen Patrick

Mrs. Helen Patrick, 104, of Savannah, passed away, Thursday, November 16, 2023. She was native of Savannah, born June 4, 1919, daughter of the late Lee Quicy Herring and Ruby May Adams Herring.   The funeral will be at 11:00. Monday, November 20, 2023, at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors Hodgson Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour before the serivice. Interment will follow in Bonaventure Cemetery   ...

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William Alexander (Alex) Brannen, III OCT 18, 1947 - NOV 16, 2023

William Alexander (Alex) Brannen, III

William Alexander Brannen III – “Alex” – passed away quietly on the evening of November 16th, 2023. He was born October 18th, 1947 in Savannah, GA, to Savannah natives William Alexander Brannen, Jr. and Dorothy Schuster Brannen. His younger brother (predeceased) was John Schuster Brannen. Sparking a series of international adventures and relationships, Alex married Watffa Saide Jattin Chadid from Lorica, Colombia. He is survived by his son, William (Billy) Alexander Brannen IV; daughter, Salua Mariana Brannen; grandchildren Niina Saide, Felipe Elí ...

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Marie Hays Ferdinandsen Ursprung AUG 20, 1927 - NOV 16, 2023

Marie Hays Ferdinandsen Ursprung

Marie Hays Ferdinandsen Ursprung, 96, of Savannah, GA, passed away peacefully on November 16, 2023, surrounded by her loving daughters. Born August 20, 1927, in Savannah, GA, Marie was the beloved daughter of Alvin G. and Alice Farmer Hays. She was predeceased by her husbands: Donald A. Ferdinandsen (1959 - 1985) and John C. Ursprung, Jr. (1989 - 2015), and brother Alvin G. Hays, Jr. (FL). Marie is survived by her daughters Amy Ferdinandsen Dressler (Michael) of Seekonk, MA, Kim Ferdinandsen Isaacson (Brad) of Suwanee, GA, Grandchildren, Colby (AZ), Lindsay (HI) and Brent Dressler (MA.), ...

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Samuel Gerald Kitchell JUN 04, 1946 - NOV 15, 2023

Samuel Gerald Kitchell

Samuel Gerald Kitchell, 77, died peacefully in the early hours of Wednesday, November 15, 2023. His wife of 52 years, Pam, was by his side. Jerry spent most of his life making strangers smile and friends laugh. Always a prankster he loved pulling his mother’s leg, and making Pam roll her eyes. Born and raised in Savannah, GA to John Gardner Kitchell Sr. and Miriam Surrency Kitchell on June 4, 1946, Jerry lived his entire life in Savannah with the exception of two years he proudly served in the United States Army.     A hard worker, Jerry retired in 2021 as the own ...

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Nancy K. Flood JAN 25, 1941 - NOV 15, 2023

Nancy K. Flood

Nancy K. Flood, 82, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 with her loving husband by her side. The only child of the late David King and Frances Barrett King Glines was born in Savannah on January 25, 1941. Nancy was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church where she was active in her Circle of the Women of ELCA. She enjoyed a long and successful career in Savannah as a real estate agent, and was a former member of the Savannah Board of Realtors. Nancy was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Her family was her passion, and she will be de ...

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Robert Armand (Jojo) Deleon NOV 04, 1963 - NOV 14, 2023

Robert Armand (Jojo) Deleon

Robert Armand “Jojo” Deleon, 60, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 in Savannah, Georgia surrounded by his loving family. Robert was born on November 4, 1963 in San Fernando City, La Union Philippines. He was the youngest and only son to the late Remedio and Lourdes Deleon. Robert was a kind, caring and loving husband and father. He was a hardworking and dedicated co-worker. In the Philippines, Robert worked as a medical representative for Westmont Pharmaceuticals and as a sales representative for Pepsi Company. He immigrated to the United States in 2003 and worked ...

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Louis Calvin Young, Jr. SEP 13, 1935 - NOV 14, 2023

Louis Calvin Young, Jr.

Louis Calvin Young, Jr. died peacefully at home on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. The lifelong resident of Savannah was born on September 13, 1935 to the late Louis Calvin Young and Lois Barnes Young. Louis’s passion was his family. Affectionately known to his grandchildren as Deda, Louis was a loving and devoted father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was a longtime member of Isle of Hope United Methodist Church and The Savannah Golf Club where he enjoyed playing cards. He also was a member of the Chatham Club, where he paid his dues faithfull ...

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John Richard Strieter - NOV 13, 2023

John Richard Strieter

John Richard Strieter entered Heaven on November 13, 2023 in Savannah GA. He was born September 30th, 1929 in Rock Island Illinois, the son of Marie Henrietta Allenbach and Martin Ernst Strieter. He attended Immanuel Lutheran School, Rock Island IL, Rock Island Senior High School, Augustana College, Rock Island, IL and graduated from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL in 1953 with a B.S., Industrial Engineering. He served in the U.S. Army Ordnance from 1953-1955. In 1956 he founded the Strieter Corporation and in 1966 built the Strieter Office and Professional Building at 1200 18th Avenu ...

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Verona Kendall MAR 03, 1944 - NOV 12, 2023

Verona Kendall

Verona Kendall, age 79, passed away on November 12, 2023, in Savannah, Georgia. Verona was born on March 3, 1944, in Pensacola, Florida. She was intelligent, strong-willed, caring, and empathetic. She was a loving mother and Grandmother. Verona is survived by her daughter, Ashley M. Kendall, and her grandson, Casey Jobe. She was preceded in death by her father, George R. Gillette, her mother, Evelyn B. Gillette, her daughter, Alyssa M. Kendall, and her husband, Charles W. Kendall Jr. Verona attended Escambia High School and went on to study at The Ballet Russe and the American Academy ...

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Nancy Jean Bentz - NOV 12, 2023

Nancy Jean Bentz

Nancy Jean Bentz, born Hoh, went on to join her recently departed husband, Edward Bentz, on  Sunday November 12th, 2023. The grief of her loss coupled with a recently discovered brain tumor brought Nancy back into the arms of all those that have gone before her. Nancy is survived by her three children, Tiffany, Courtney, and Nick, as well as her four step-children, Michael, Donna, Ted, and Stephen. From this interwoven family, she was also lovingly known as Nana to over sixteen grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. She was born in Middletown, Ohio on June 13th, 1945 to Glori ...

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Thomas Marvin Moore OCT 21, 1946 - NOV 11, 2023

Thomas Marvin Moore

Thomas Marvin Moore, age 77, passed away Saturday, November 11, 2023 surrounded by family and friends at Hospice Savannah.  Tom was born October 21, 1946 in Metter, Georgia to Otis and Ouida Moore. He moved to Savannah in 1948. Tom graduated from Savannah High School in 1965. In 1968, on December 6th, Tom married Davetta Ball Moore. The two were life long partners, just a month shy of their 55th wedding anniversary. They spent most of their life together on Wilmington Island. He is survived by his wife Davetta Moore; daughter Kelli Garcia (Jae); son Phillip Moore (April); grandchild ...

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Richard Heyward Ellis - NOV 10, 2023

Richard Heyward Ellis

Richard Heyward Ellis passed peacefully from this earth on November 10, 2023 in the loving home of his son and daughter-in-law. He was additionally tended to with great care and professionalism by Hospice Savannah and Shay Hazel. Dick as he was called from an early age was the son of the late Raymond Grant Ellis and Helen Trapier Ellis. Dick was born in Glenside, PA. His parents met as students at Drexel University studying Fine Art. Dick's parents passed their genes for the love of the arts on to their four children, Margaret Ellis Dando, Jean Ellis Hoffman, Raymond Grant Ellis, and Ri ...

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Lauren Leah Mitchell - NOV 09, 2023

Lauren Leah Mitchell

Lauren Leah Mitchell, 70, passed away Thursday, November 9, 2023, at her home with her family by her side.  The native and lifelong resident of Savannah was a retired Occupational/Physical Therapist at Memorial Health.  Having graduated from Johnson High School she continued her education at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.  She retired fully after her diagnosis of ovarian cancer in 2020.  She was a communicant of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Lauren is survived by her brother, Richard Owen Mitchell (Barbara) of Savannah, two nieces, Madison Alexandra Mitc ...

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Anthony Louis Valenti JUL 04, 1940 - NOV 09, 2023

Anthony Louis Valenti

Tony (as most everyone knew him) was born July 4th ,1940 in Savannah, Georgia to Dominick Valenti and Rosa Fasola Valenti.  He was the fourth of six children (Mary, Catherine, Roy, Anthony, Gloria, & Angela).  He attended Benedictine Military school, class of 1960 where he was captain of the prize drill team.  Following Benedictine, he received military engineering and communication training as part of Savannah vocational school.  He then joined the manned space program in Florida in 1962, then known as the USAF/RCA missile test project as launch support for manned spac ...

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Sally McCaughan SEP 20, 1930 - NOV 09, 2023

Sally McCaughan

Sally McCaughan, 93, a native of Clarksdale, MS. and a resident of Savannah, GA, died Thursday November 9, 2023. Born September 20, 1930, Sally was the widow of Joe McCaughan and daughter of Hu and Sally Wilie of Clarksdale, MS. She graduated from Clarksdale High School in 1948 and attended Marjorie Webster Junior College in Washington, D.C. After graduating from Marjorie Webster, she briefly attended the University of Alabama before returning home to marry her high school sweetheart, Joe. They were married 68 years. In 1960 Sally and Joe and their family left Clarksdale to follow Joe&rs ...

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Steven W. Beischl AUG 23, 1956 - NOV 07, 2023

Steven W. Beischl

Steven William Beischl, 67, passed away on November 7th due to a long illness. Steven was born on August 23, 1957. He is survived by his longtime partner, Kay Haymans, his daughter Samantha Beischl and his honorary son R.C. Heymans. Step children Kelly Haymans and Dana Williams. His mother Beverly Jean Graham and James Edward Graham. His sister's Jaime Graham Brewer, Patricia Louise Farra, Brothers, Mark Anthony Beischl, James E Graham Junior. Nieces Rebecca Beischl, Christina DeWitt, Nephews, Brian Gorlesky, Mark Henry Beischl, Michael Ray Brewer Jr, Lucas Caleb Brewer, Matthew Ti ...

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Manuel “Manolo” García-Meléndez - NOV 07, 2023

Manuel “Manolo” García-Meléndez

Manuel “Manolo” García-Meléndez, 88, died of natural causes on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at Candler Hospital in Savannah, GA, surrounded by his family. He was predeceased by his parents, Francisco “Paco” García del Castillo of Granada, Nicaragua, and Rosa Meléndez Ramírez of San Salvador, El Salvador, his sister Flora “Florita” García Early (Richard A.) and half-sister Emilia García de Orea (Jorge).  He is survived by his beloved wife of 55 years, Ercel Jo Anne (Burks) García-Meléndez and h ...

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Thomas Frederick Barnes - NOV 05, 2023

Thomas Frederick Barnes

Port Wentworth, GA Thomas Frederick Barnes, 65, husband of Virginia “Ginger” Waldrop, passed away Sunday, November 5, 2023 at his home in Port Wentworth, GA with his family by his side. He was born February 20, 1958 in Dublin, Ohio to the late Walter and Dorothy LeVan Barnes.  Mr. Barnes served his country in the U.S. Army, retiring after twenty years.   In addition to his wife, Ginger Waldrop, he is survived by many other family members in Ohio. He will be buried in the National Cemetery in Ohio at a later date. ...

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Mary Ann Myers AUG 22, 1939 - NOV 04, 2023

Mary Ann Myers

Mary Ann Myers, 84, passed away on November 4, 2023, in Savannah, Georgia. She was born in Anderson, SC, to I. Ligan and Eula Mae McCurley. Mary Ann, also known as Mary, was a beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mary Ann is survived by Michael and Debra, Chris and Therese and their families. Mary Ann was preceded in death by her daughter, Julie Ann Myers, in 1959, and her husband, Galen Norris Myers, in 1989, her brothers Euford, Inman “Pete”, Wade, James W., and her sister Edna Franks. She will be reunited with them in eternity, along with her parents a ...

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Hobart L. Manley, Jr. - NOV 03, 2023

Hobart L. Manley, Jr.

Hobart passed peacefully from this life to his Heavenly home on November 3, after enjoying nearly 97 years on this Earth.  He was at home, surrounded by his family. Hobart was born in Savannah, Georgia on December 20, 1926 to Hobart Leslie Manley, Sr. and Flossie Anderson Manley.  He is survived by his best friend, confidant, and loving wife of more than 67 years, Marilyn Cubbedge Manley and his son, Hobart L. Manley, III (Terri), daughter Marjorie Manley Ashburn (Wick), grandchildren Frances Erin Manley, Hobart L. Manley, IV (Christy), Leslie Ashburn Cook (Adam), Rosalind Carlyen ...

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Dr. Gian Singh Ghuman JUL 07, 1929 - NOV 03, 2023

Dr. Gian Singh Ghuman

Gian Singh Ghuman July 7, 1929 – November 3, 2023 Dr. Gian Singh Ghuman peacefully passed away November 3, 2023, after a long and blessed life. He is preceded in death by his wife Sital and his son Jaspaul. He is survived by his sons; Tarlochan (Teach) and Mintoo, his daughter-in-heart, Connie; his grandchildren, Alyssa and Everett; his brother, Mohinder, his sister, Nasib, and somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 nieces and nephews. He was born in the Barchuhi village in the Punjab state of India and grew up in the style of farm life. He excelled in academic endeavors which became ...

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Harriet Levine MAY 02, 1934 - NOV 02, 2023

Harriet Levine

Harriet Levine (nee Dolin), beloved wife of the late Harvey Levine; devoted mother of Marcia Levine (deceased), Debra Levine Levison (Bruce deceased.), Richard Levine (Brenda) and Michael Levine (Laura); cherished grandmother of Ian Levison (Ilona Laritsky), Benjamin Levison (Leslie), Andrea, Matthew, Emma and Harrison Levine; loving great grandmother of Ava, Elle and Adam. A graveside  service will be held at 1:00pm, Tuesday at Bonaventure Cemetery. Family suggests contributions to the charity of choice. ...

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Timothy G. Shaffer - NOV 01, 2023

Timothy G. Shaffer

Timothy Gordon Shaffer, 63, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was born September 30, 1960, in Louisville, Kentucky to Frances Lynn Clark Williams and the late David Gordon Shaffer. Tim graduated in 1978 from Western High School in Louisville. After that, he enlisted in the Army, and was proud to serve as an Army Ranger for 4 years with the 1/75th Ranger Battalion. He then spent the rest of his 22 years with the Army with the 24th Infantry Division. After retiring from the Army in 2000, he worked as a land surveyor in Ri ...

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Mary Ann Collins Haslam Butler - OCT 30, 2023

Mary Ann Collins Haslam Butler

Mary Ann Collins Haslam Butler, 91, passed away peacefully on October 30, 2023. A native Savannahian, she was born on June 23, 1932 to Cecilia Cassidy Collins and James Joseph Collins. She attended Blessed Sacrament School and graduated from St. Vincent’s Academy in 1950. She married Lincoln Nelson Haslam in 1952 and they had five children. After he died in 1974, she married Charles “Buddy” Butler in 1977 combining her five children with his five children. They were married for 35 years until his death in 2012. Mary Ann loved her family, friends, Irish heritage, Catholic f ...

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Callie Rose Woods Wiggins APR 27, 1946 - OCT 30, 2023

Callie Rose Woods Wiggins

Callie Rose Woods Wiggins, 77, died peacefully on Monday, October 30, 2023 at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Stateboro. Callie was born in Swainsboro, the eldest daughter of the late Margaret Charlene Hobbs Woods and the late George W. Woods. Callie secretly married the love of her life and best friend, James "Buddy" Elzy Wiggins just prior to her graduation from Swainsboro High School in 1964. They enjoyed 53 years of wedded bliss until Buddy’s death in 2017. Buddy and Callie’s happiest moments were welcoming in the world their THREE children, eight grandchildren, and ...

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Betty Sue Stephens JAN 17, 1934 - OCT 29, 2023

Betty Sue Stephens

Betty Sue Stephens, 89, passed away at her home on October 29, 2023 on Skidaway Island, GA. She was born on January 17th, 1934 in Butts County, GA to Mr. Charles Millard and Bessie Rose Tomlin. She is survived by her husband of 71 years, Harry Richard Stephens, sons Andrew Patrick Stephens (Traci) and Harry Mark Stephens (Deborah), grandsons, Tony Stephens (Kristy), Jacob Stephens, (Olivia), Cole Stephens, (Katie), and Jackson Stephens (Karrie).  Granddaughters Amanda Odom (John), Suzie Burns (Wilson), Emily Stephens, Caroline Laughlin (Brian), and Natalie Viall (Nick). Great Grandchil ...

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Irene "Renie" Muhvich - OCT 26, 2023


Renie rejoined her Lord and heavenly friends on October, 26, 2023. She passed at home, as was her adamant wish, surrounded by family and her dear earthly friends. Irene was born in Ely, Minnesota relocating to Savannah in 1985. She had many roles and outreaches that she participated in, but her greatest role was that of an educator to her many, many students over the years. After earning her Ph.D. from Harvard University, she remained a sponge for information and learning while at the same time a fountain of knowledge to anyone and everyone around her. She was a longtime member of St. Fr ...

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Terry Timmons, PhD SEP 13, 1942 - OCT 26, 2023

Terry Timmons, PhD

In Loving Memory Dr. Terry Kramer Timmons, 81, of Tybee Island, GA, passed away Thursday, October 26, 2023.  Born September 13, 1942, in Mineola, NY, he was the son of the late Mr. William (Ted) Timmons and Mrs. Frances (Fran) Timmons and the younger brother of Eleanor (Ellie) Resciniti. Terry graduated from Herricks High School, located in New Hyde Park, NY. Terry received his Bachelor of Science degree from the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University. At Syracuse, he was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. He moved to &nbs ...

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Bobby Ray Carter - OCT 25, 2023

Bobby Ray Carter

Bobby Ray Carter, 85, of Savannah, GA, passed away October 25, 2023, peacefully at home under the care of Hospice and surrounded by loved ones. He was predeceased by brothers, John and James Carter, sister, Betty Hendrix, and daughter, Terry Parker Morrison. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Geri Carter, and lovingly remembered by sons, Derek (Teresa Coulter) Carter, Greg (Angie) Bennett, grandchildren, Ashley Parker, and Gracyn Bennett, nieces and nephews, Sheila (Rudy) Burcham, Edward (Sherrie) Hendrix, and Robert (Vicki) Hendrix. Bob graduated from Commercial High Scho ...

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Charles R. Scobee Jr. - OCT 25, 2023

Charles R. Scobee Jr.

Charles R. Scobee departed from this world peacefully on October 25th, surrounded by his beloved family. Charles dedicated 25 years of his life to the United States Navy, where he served with great honor and distinction, ultimately retiring with the rank of Commander. Following his military career, he continued to serve in a different capacity, faithfully safeguarding the community as the Chief of Security at the Landings for an impressive 21 years. He leaves behind a legacy that is cherished by his devoted wife, Barbara, her two sons, their families, and his loving daughter and her fami ...

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Algis J. Skoudas - OCT 23, 2023

Algis J. Skoudas

Algis J. Skoudas died suddenly and unexpectedly on October 23, 2023 at the age of 78.  A service will be held at St. Mary’s Church in Dekalb, Illinois, his home of many years, although Georgia has been his home recently.  The Mass will be 10:00 a.m. on November 7, 2023. Algis was born in Germany during WWII.  He spent his first early years there with his family after they had fled their home in Lithuania.  Algis (Al) was known for his loyalty to old friends, as well as for his welcome of new friends throughout his life.  Among his best friends is Labrador R ...

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Nancy Gamble Bromley - OCT 22, 2023

Nancy Gamble Bromley

For livestreaming of the service, please click on the following link. Nancy Gamble Bromley, died peacefully at home on Sunday, October 22, 2023.  A Memorial Service will be held Friday, October 27, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. at Isle of Hope United Methodist Church with The Rev. Meg Procopio, and Rev. Stephen Grantham, officiating.  Burial will be in the church garden. In honor of Nancy’s colorful and full life, we would request that everyone try to wear something colorful to the funeral service in her honor.   NAN ...

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Gary M. Schubert NOV 15, 1942 - OCT 21, 2023

Gary M. Schubert

  Gary Melvin Schubert Gary Melvin Schubert, 80, died peacefully October 21, 2023 under Hospice care at Memorial Hospital surrounded by his family. He was born November 15, 1942 in Dayton Ohio, the son of the late Dr. Melvin Joseph Schubert and Dolores Isabel Porter Schubert. He graduated from Oakwood High School in Dayton and from TriState University in Angola, Indiana. Upon graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served in Viet Nam until 1968, attaining the rank of Captain. He was in the construction business in Dayton and moved to Savannah in the early 1970&rsqu ...

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Lieutenant Colonel Jeremiah “Jerry” Kelley (Ret.) JUN 10, 1934 - OCT 20, 2023

Lieutenant Colonel Jeremiah “Jerry” Kelley (Ret.)

Lieutenant Colonel Jeremiah “Jerry” Christopher Kelley (Ret.) passed away peacefully on October 20, 2023 under hospice care on Wilmington Island in Savannah, Georgia. Jerry was born in Mitchell, Georgia on June 10, 1934 to Sara and Horace Kelley. He later graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Upon graduation, he was commissioned to the United States Air Force. He was a pilot in the MATS Division and flew C-130 planes. He retired from the military to Savannah, Georgia, and worked for the City of Savannah as an Engineer prior t ...

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Phyllis “Hamrick” Polly - OCT 20, 2023

Phyllis “Hamrick” Polly

Phyllis Polly died peacefully on October 20, 2023. A graveside service will be held at 3:00 PM on Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. ...

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William Hill Wright JUL 28, 1939 - OCT 20, 2023

William Hill Wright

William (Bill) Wright passed peacefully in the arms of his beloved wife of 61 years, Alice (Friz) Wright, on October 20, 2023, at his home in Savannah, Georgia. He was surrounded by their sons, Hank and Darren, and their daughter, Laura.   Bill was born July 28, 1939, in Huron, South Dakota and grew up in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. While he was an avid Boomer Sooner fan, his folks wanted new experiences for him, so he left Okmulgee for Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. 4 years later, with a BA in Economics and his new bride, Friz, he immediately went into the army and set up a home in ...

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James Robert Garrison, Sr. - OCT 20, 2023

James Robert Garrison, Sr.

James Robert Garrison, Sr., CLU, MHP, died on October 20, 2023. He was surrounded by his family, after an extended struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease. Mr. Garrison was born August 29, 1947, in Charlotte, N.C. to Raymond Sloan Garrison and Madge Sullivan Garrison. He and wife, Jane, grew up together in Belmont, N.C., living only five blocks apart.  They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year. James graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He enjoyed a successful, 50-year career in the insurance industry, beginning with Liberty Life Insuranc ...

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Sara Jane Thompson - OCT 19, 2023

Sara Jane Thompson

Sara Jane Green Thompson, 82, passed away on October 18, 2023, at home in Savannah, Georgia surrounded by her family and after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease.  Sara was born in Kellogg, Iowa, was the daughter of James and Norine Green, and grew up in Madison, Wisconsin.  Sara was a graduate of West High School in Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Sara was a physical therapist at a hospital in Canton, Georgia for many years and loved caring for her many patients.             Sar ...

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Dudley Augustus Cheney NOV 20, 1936 - OCT 19, 2023

Dudley Augustus Cheney

Dudley Augustus "Gus" Cheney, Sr. went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on October 19, 2023. The funeral and burial will be private. The family would like to express our appreciation to the staff of Candler Hospital - ER, ICU, PCU, and 6th floor, the wonderful staff at Hospice Savannah, and to the many friends and acquaintances for their attentiveness during this time - the cards, calls, prayers, and many acts of kindness and concern. We have been greatly blessed. Gus, enjoy the reunion with your family and friends!!!! See you later!!!! ...

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Barbara Smith - OCT 19, 2023

Barbara Smith

BARBARA ELAINE SMITH Barbara E. Smith, age 83, died October 19, 2023, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah, Georgia, surrounded by her husband and two sons. Barbara was born January 22, 1940, to Marc and June Guy, in Hartford, Connecticut, and grew up in Watervliet, New York, graduating from Watervliet High School in 1958.  She graduated from the Berkley Business College in White Plains, New York, and began a 10-year career with Mobil Oil Corporation in White Plains, New York, and at their corporate headquarters in New York City where she met her husband, Robert F. Smith.  ...

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David (Rick) Richard Smith, III - OCT 19, 2023

David (Rick) Richard Smith, III

David Richard “Rick” Smith, III of Savannah, GA, formerly of Rye, NY, and Wellesley, MA, died peacefully in his home on October 19th after a courageous two-year battle with ALS. Rick was born in East Walpole, MA, in 1958 to the late Shirley March Smith and David Richard Smith, Jr. He graduated from Milton Academy, Vassar College, and received his M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University. He enjoyed a successful career in institutional investment management as a portfolio manager, retiring from DWS Group in New York as a Managing Director in 2022. He previously worked at MFS Investme ...

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Thomas L. Odom, Jr. NOV 20, 1939 - OCT 18, 2023

Thomas L. Odom, Jr.

Thomas Leo Odom, Jr., 83, passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at Hospice House.  He was born November 20, 1939, in Savannah, GA to the late Thomas L. Odom, Sr. and Anna Louise Odom.   Mr. Odom was an active parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  He owned and operated Odom Electric, Inc. for many years.  He was a member of the German County Club, the Knights of Columbus, and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee.  Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Sandra M. Odom, three children, Joey and wife Patty, Johnny and wife Lynn, and Dawn.  Also ...

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Joseph Laurence Miller FEB 02, 1964 - OCT 18, 2023

Joseph Laurence Miller

Joseph Laurence Miller (Joe), 59, passed away on Wednesday, October 18 following a brief illness.  Born and raised in Savannah, he graduated Sol C Johnson High School and went on to attend Virginia Tech University, Appalachian State University, and North Carolina State University where he earned his doctorate degree in Chemistry. Joe lived in Greenville, NC while working at DSM Pharmaceuticals. He fought with multiple sclerosis for more than twenty-five years but always kept a positive outlook on life. He was active in the Oakmont Baptist Church in Greenville and served the music progr ...

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Campbell (Cam) A. King, III FEB 06, 1943 - OCT 18, 2023

Campbell (Cam) A. King, III

Campbell "Cam" Anderson King III, 80, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 18, 2023. Cam was born in Kingsport, Tennessee in 1943. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Architecture from Clemson University. From there he served as an officer in the United States Army for three years, stationed at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. He became a licensed architect and was a retired partner with Barnard & King Architects.  Cam was a volunteer for the Boy Scouts of Savannah and Habitat for Humanity. He was a board member of CARC, Inc. (now the Kicklighter Resource ...

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Daniel Frank Porter OCT 28, 1960 - OCT 17, 2023

Daniel Frank Porter

Daniel "Danny" Porter, 62, passed away peacefully on October 17, 2023. Danny was born in Lincoln, Nebraska to the late Adelle Porter and William C. Porter. He was preceded in death by his brother Bill Porter. He is survived by his son Kevin (Jessica) Porter, grandchildren Camden and Adelaide Porter brothers Jimmy (Susan), John (Tammy), and Rob (Karen), sisters Leigh (Gilbert), Stacy (John), and Paige, and numerous nieces, nephews, and lifelong friends. Danny was a beloved bartender at Spanky's DeSoto, and the Quarter and never missed a Braves game. A celebration of Da ...

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Carolyn Elizabeth "Betty" Miles JUN 02, 1945 - OCT 16, 2023

Carolyn Elizabeth

Carolyn Elizabeth “Betty” Roberds Miles passed away peacefully, on October 16, 2023.  Betty was a loving and caring mother and grandmother to James and Karlie Miles.  Betty was devoted to her work of 45 years to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.  Betty was a native of Savannah, GA where she enjoyed spending her free time working in her yard, taking daily walks outside to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine and visiting the Roberds Dairy Farm.  Betty is preceded in death by parents Miles Buckner Roberds Sr and Maxine Gibson Roberds, her broth ...

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Michael Hoang MAY 23, 2003 - OCT 16, 2023

Michael Hoang

Michael Hoang, 20, of Savannah, passed away Monday, October 16, 2023. The Mass of  Christian Burial will be at 11:00, Friday, October 27, 2023, at Saint. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Catholic Cemetery. ...

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Charlotte Morris Hughey FEB 24, 1940 - OCT 15, 2023

Charlotte Morris Hughey

On October 15, 2023, Charlotte Morris Hughey of Savannah was called home at the age of 83. Born in Delmar, Maryland to George Francis Morris and Nellie Littleton Morris.   She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland with her parents and two older brothers, Charles Robert and Francis Lynn. A loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother, she exemplified the spirit of always continuing to learn. She attended college in her forties and earned her bachelor’s degree at National College of Education in four years while working full time in human resources and raising her family. She we ...

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David Frederick Burr - OCT 14, 2023

David Frederick Burr

David Frederick Burr, 88, passed away on October 14, 2023, in Savannah, Georgia. He was born in Akron, Ohio on March 29, 1935, and grew up with two sisters, Arlene and Carolyn. David, known to his loved ones as ‘Dave’, was a kind, generous, down to earth, and positive individual. He had a passion for the outdoors and was an avid athlete. Dave had an entrepreneurial spirit and a sharp business mind. Dave attended Miami University of Ohio for his higher education and later earned a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin. He had a successful career working at Allis Cha ...

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Barbara Lemanski Perry - OCT 14, 2023

Barbara Lemanski Perry

Barbara Lemanski Perry, 84, passed away Saturday, October 14, 2023 at her home with her family by her side. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel.   ...

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Elmer Rios, Jr. NOV 18, 2001 - OCT 14, 2023

Elmer Rios, Jr.

Elmer A. Ríos Jr., estudiante universitario y contratista local, falleció inesperadamente el Sábado 14 de Octubre de 2023 a la edad de 21 años. Elmer nació en Charlotte, Carolina del Norte, el 18 de Noviembre de 2001. Elmer y su familia se mudaron a Savannah, GA, el 7 de Julio de 2013. Elmer estaba trabajando para obtener su licenciatura en Administración de la Construcción en Georgia Southern University. Elmer era estudiante de tercer año en la universidad, jugaba fútbol intramuros en GSU y era copropietario de una empresa d ...

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Mary-Nelson Hoornstra JUL 29, 1931 - OCT 13, 2023

Mary-Nelson Hoornstra

Mary-Nelson Coleman Campbell Hoornstra completed a life of service and community-building and was called home by God on Friday, October 13, 2023, at the Marshes on Skidaway Island at the age of 92.  Mary-Nelson was born in Charles Town, West Virginia on July 29, 1931, the second daughter of Nelson A. Coleman and Elsie Davis Coleman. She graduated from Charles Town High School in 1949 and Mary Washington College (now the University of Mary Washington) in Fredericksburg, Virginia in 1953. After a tour of Europe upon graduation from college, Mary-Nelson settled in Detroit, Michi ...

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Theresa Marie Black - OCT 09, 2023

Theresa Marie Black

Theresa Marie Puder Black, 63, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 9th 2023, in her home while being surrounded by her loving family.  Theresa was born in Savannah, GA and was one of five children to Joseph and Julia Puder. She attended St. James Catholic School and graduated from St. Vincent’s Academy in 1978. Theresa enjoyed a dedicated 30+ year career as a paralegal for various attorneys in the Savannah community.  Theresa married her soulmate, Ricky Black, in April of 1982 and the two of them welcomed their only child, Amanda, into the world in February 199 ...

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Gregory D. Whiddon, Sr. - OCT 09, 2023

Gregory D. Whiddon, Sr.

Gregory Drexel Whiddon, known to many as Grego, passed away on October 9, 2023, at the age of 65 in Macon, GA. He was born on February 24, 1958, in Marietta, GA. Grego was a beloved member of his community and will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Grego is survived by his Sons, Gregory Drexel Whiddon "Drex" and Austin Linwood Whiddon (Vicky) and granddaughter Evelyn. Brother Kenneth Lane Whiddon (Catherine) Neices Christine (Joseph Frank) and Elizabeth (Robert McNew) He was preceded in death by his mother, Rosa Alyce Hurst Whiddon, his father, William Drexel Whiddon, an ...

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Bryan Michael Julian - OCT 09, 2023

Bryan Michael Julian

Bryan Michael Julian, 64, known by his family and friends as “Sweet T”, of Savannah, passed away Monday, October 9, 2023. He was born August 31, 1959, Warren, Michigan, son of Warner Frank Julian and Betty Lou Pine Julian. He was a member of Union Local 188. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Bryan was a chef and loved to cook for his family and friends. He dearly loved his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and especially Jesus. He is survived by his children, Danielle, Bryan, Joshua, James (Kayla), Miriam, Nicky, and Serenity. Also surviving are his grandc ...

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Richard Oland Lee APR 23, 1934 - OCT 08, 2023

Richard Oland Lee

Richard Oland Lee, 89, of Tybee Island passed away on October 8, 2023. Born in Savannah in 1934, Richard spent many summers playing on Turner’s Creek where his grandfather was the bridge tender. After a stint on an aircraft carrier during the Korean War, Richard moved to Maryland where his mother and brothers lived. It was there that he met the love of his life, Inge, while she was working for the German Embassy. After a successful career as a contractor in the Washington D.C. area, Richard and Inge moved to Tybee Island in 1979 where he continued his successful career in Property Manage ...

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Timothy Stuart Robinson OCT 10, 1969 - OCT 08, 2023

Timothy Stuart Robinson

TIMOTHY STUART ROBINSON born October 10, 1969, passed away on October 8, 2023 at the age of 53. He joins his father, John E. Robinson, nephew Cody Norton, and great niece Penelope (Penny), along with several aunts in Heaven. He is survived by the love of his life whom he's shared with for the past 27 years, Clayton Riley, his mother Lora Carter, (Allen) and two sisters, Debbie Robinson and Cindy Norton (Rick), nephew/brother, Scott Robinson(Liz), two nieces Heather Clark and Marinna Morris (Donnie), and great nieces Baylee, Kendall, Kacie, Emilia(Milli), Mia, Madeline, and one great nep ...

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James Charlie Connelly, Jr. FEB 15, 1947 - OCT 08, 2023

James Charlie Connelly, Jr.

James Charlie Connelly Jr. Jim passed away Sunday October 8, 2023. Born in Painted Post New York (1947), Jim was predeceased by his parents, James and Gene Ann (Martindell) Connelly, both WWII Navy Veterans, and brother William (Bill). Connelly.  He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Karen (Jackson), and sons, Brian (Michelle Lehr) and Andrew (Amanda).  He leaves behind his beloved grandchildren, Sarah (Martinez), Lilli, Abilene, and Anica.  After the death of his mother in 1964, Jim moved from Rochester, New York to Savannah to live with his Uncle (Edward Connelly) and ...

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Gloria Dillon MAR 19, 1930 - OCT 07, 2023

Gloria Dillon

Gerry B. Dillon passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loved ones at the Beautiful age of 93. She is preceded in death by her loving husband of 50 years, the Honorable Judge Lawrence Graham Dillon. No gentler spirit is to be found. Gerry always saw and appreciated the best in people. She lit a light in the hearts of all who knew her. No one left her company without feeling both blessed and inspired. If asked about her joys in life she would surely tell you about "Her Girls". She called her twin daughters her greatest blessings yet indeed they were truly the blessed o ...

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Braedan Steven Pence MAY 13, 2002 - OCT 07, 2023

Braedan Steven Pence

Braedan Steven Pence was born on May 13, 2002 in Savannah, GA  and passed away October 7, 2023 at his home, in Savannah.   He is survived by his parents, Julie and Steve Pence, his brother Austin Pence, Grandmother Janet Pence, Uncles Brad Pence (Celia), Bill Newman (Debbie), Tim Newman (Janine) and Aunt Elizabeth Roth. Loving cousins Jazmin Jara, Ismael Newman, Kallie Pence, Jessica Roth, Chelsie Roth, Kyle Roth, and nephew, Danny Newman.  There are not adequate words to show appreciation for his home nurses. Bonnie, Nichole, Rose, Carolina and Jennifer could not have bee ...

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Thomas Robert McWhorter SEP 24, 1935 - OCT 07, 2023

Thomas Robert McWhorter

Thomas Robert McWhorter, 88, of Savannah, Georgia died peacefully on Saturday, October 7, 2023. He was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. He grew up in Virginia, son of James Alexander McWhorter and Myra Perkins McWhorter, graduating from Virginia’s Massanutten Military Academy. There, he was on the rifle team, garnering many sharpshooter awards. In 1957, Tom earned his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and went on to complete his Master of Science in Sanitary Engineering from GT, where he was inducted into Chi Epsilon, a National Civil Engineering Hono ...

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Grace Mikel Wallace (Marvelous Mickey) MAY 07, 1936 - OCT 05, 2023

Grace Mikel Wallace (Marvelous Mickey)

Grace Mikel Wallace better known as Marvelous Mickey, to anyone meeting  her for less than a minute, passed away October 5, 2023, with her loving family around her.  She was born May 7, 1936, in Augusta, Georgia, to William Augustus Wallace and Grace Corley Wallace Lanier. Mickey grew up in Savannah, Georgia and graduated from Savannah High School in 1954.  She was highly adventurous in her early teen years, even riding her bicycle alone to Augusta, GA before being escorted to a sheriff's office to await the parents. She joined the Navy WAVES in 1954 and left for Brunswic ...

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Willis Bruce Gabbitas AUG 23, 1946 - OCT 04, 2023

Willis Bruce Gabbitas

Willis Bruce Gabbitas, of Savannah, Georgia, died at his home the evening of Wednesday, October 4, 2023, at the age of 77.    Bruce was born in Detroit, Michigan, to Wilvan and Andrew Bruce Gabbitas. He proudly attended Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tennessee, and the University of Michigan for his BA and MBA. Bruce spent his retirement pursuing his loves of travel and golf with his longest love, Bari. We will long remember his dedication to his family and friends, and we know he still remembers the 79 he shot earlier this year.    He is survived by his wife of ...

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Barbara Ann G. White APR 06, 1941 - OCT 04, 2023

Barbara Ann G. White

Barbara Griffin White earned her wings on  Wednesday October 4, 2023. She was 82 years young.  Barbara was born and raised in Savannah and a graduate of Savannah High School. She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip T.  White Sr.  and her son, Phillip T. White Jr.  She is survived by two sons, Eric White (Monica) and John White (Nancy);  grandchildren, Greg White (Stephanie), Joshua Lord, Brittany Heck and Cal White; great-grandchildren, Joshua and Zoey; sisters, Ellen Davis (Hinton), Shirley Saxon, Nora Reid, and Carol Lane (Tommy); and a multitude ...

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John (Chat) Chatham Howard, Jr. AUG 02, 1942 - OCT 04, 2023

John (Chat) Chatham Howard, Jr.

John Chatham Howard, Jr. “Chat”  passed peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loved ones. A native Savannahian, Chat grew up in the Parkside and Ardsley Park areas and graduated from Savannah High School in 1960. He then signed up to serve his country in the US Coast Guard Reserves.     Chat started his career in plumbing supplies with PlumRite before founding Sandpiper Supply in 1977. He and his wife, Carol, ran the company and eventually welcomed their children, Chat III and Christy into the business. In his spare time, Chat was very active in the I ...

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James Russell Hardy NOV 30, 1948 - OCT 03, 2023

James Russell Hardy

James Russell Hardy, 74, passed away at his home on Tuesday, October, 3, 2023 following a long illness. Russell was born on November 30, 1948 in Montgomery, Alabama. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Eufaula, Alabama. Russell attended Ashford High School where he was Valedictorian of his graduating class of 1967. Following high school Russell moved to Savannah, where he attended Armstrong College and met the love of his life, Tina. They married in 1970, and began a lifetime of adventures, facing all of life's challenges hand in hand. Russell was a gent ...

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Ervin Kelly AUG 05, 1955 - OCT 03, 2023

Ervin Kelly

  Ervin Kelly Sr. 68, passed away at Hospice Savannah, Inc. Tuesday, October 3rd, 2023. He was born August 5th, 1955, in Savannah, GA. to Miss Lille Mae Green and the late Mr. Early JB Kelly.  Ervin attended the public schools of Chatham County. He retired at a tender age due to a major work injury. He had many accomplishments throughout his life. He was his families personal "Tommy" like from the popular show "Martin." Always going to work, dressed neatly, and ready to crack jokes at any given moment.  He was preceded in death by his father, Early K ...

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Hannah Marie Orvin - OCT 02, 2023

Hannah Marie Orvin

Hannah Marie Franklin Orvin, 96, died peacefully at The Oaks at Habersham on October 2, 2023, after a long illness.  Marie was born and raised in Savannah, GA.  She was a passionate seamstress, avid reader, enjoyed crossword puzzles, and cats, Rowdy and Angel. Marie graduated from St. Vincent’s Academy in 1944; attended St. Joseph’s School of Nursing, graduating in 1948, as a registered Nurse, where she then worked for St. Joseph’s Hospital for much of her career.  She was an active member of St. James Catholic Church since 1960, where she served as a Euchar ...

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Brenda Rotureau - OCT 02, 2023

Brenda Rotureau

Brenda Rotureau passed away in the afternoon of October 2, 2023 and went home to be with the Lord. She was raised mostly in Savannah where she met and married the love of her life, Joseph E. Rotureau, Sr.   She and Joe had 2 beautiful children whom she was always so proud of.  She was a nurse by trade and enjoyed helping other people.  She worked in the Radiation Oncology Institute, as well as the Elizabeth Anderson Cancer Institue for a combined 30 years.  She was a firm believer in always looking your best, staying by each other’s side, and having humor.& ...

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Elaine M. Myers SEP 07, 1946 - OCT 01, 2023

Elaine M. Myers

Tybee Island- Elaine M. Myers, 77 died on October 1, 2023, with family by her side. Elaine was born on September 7, 1946, to Thomas Robert Morgan, Sr. and Mareese C. Morgan. Elaine graduated from Georgia Southern College with a BS in education, a master’s degree, and an education specialist degree. She served in the education field for over 30 years, as a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and in various part time positions after retiring from full-time work. She served as principal at Pooler Elementary and Islands Elementary. Elaine enjoyed gardening, reading, and exercising. S ...

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DeAnne Jean Natterstad Thompson - SEP 30, 2023

DeAnne Jean Natterstad Thompson

DeAnne Jean Natterstad Thompson, 85, passed away Saturday, September 30, 2023 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  She was born November 17, 1937, in Storden, MN to the late Johan and Helen Natterstad.  Mrs. Thompson was a hairdresser for many years at Classic Images in Washington state.  She was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Storden, MN, where she was active in WELCA, a women’s group that made quilts to share with people in need.  She was also a member of the Women’s Auxiliary for the American Legion, also in Storden, MN.  She was preceded in death ...

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Ann Carol Hosti Trammell - SEP 30, 2023

Ann Carol Hosti Trammell

Ann Carol Hosti Trammell, of Tybee Island, GA passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 30, 2023.  Ann was born on March 11, 1955 to the late Ernest C. Hosti and Dorothy Lee Hosti. She was a graduate of Sol C. Johnson High School, and retired from the City of Savannah. Ann was a retired Tybee Island firefighter, and a volunteer for the American Cancer Society. She was a lifelong member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church on Tybee, and a member of Beta Sigma Phi. Ann was a very loving mother, grandma, sister, and friend. She was an avid world traveler. Ann’s passion wa ...

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Dale Clements Critz SEP 21, 1932 - SEP 29, 2023

Dale Clements Critz

Dale Clements Critz, 91, passed away peacefully on September 29th, 2023. He was born September 21, 1932, in Little Rock, Arkansas to Horace Dale Critz and Georgia May Clements Critz. He moved with his parents to Savannah, GA in 1939 when his father established Critz Buick Co. He was educated at Charles Ellis Elementary School in Savannah and the Asheville School in Asheville, NC. He graduated from Duke University in 1955 and afterwards was commissioned an ensign in the US Navy, serving on destroyer escorts in the Atlantic until July 1957. Dale met his wife, Lila, while attending Duke and they ...

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Lila Fitzgerald Thurlow APR 05, 1939 - SEP 29, 2023

Lila Fitzgerald Thurlow

Beloved mother, grandmother and friend, Lila Fitzgerald Thurlow, 84, of Richmond Hill, GA passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Friday September 29th after a short but difficult battle with cancer.  Lila was born and raised in Lake Forest, IL and raised her children in the area. Lila loved working as a legal assistant and worked until her retirement in 2017 when she moved to Richmond Hill, GA to be with family.  Lila was beautiful inside and out. She loved her family and her 3 dogs and she loved spending her days reading and enjoying the beauty around her.  She ...

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Dolores Roche Highland SEP 16, 1930 - SEP 28, 2023

Dolores Roche Highland

Dolores Roche Highland, 93, died peacefully in Savannah, Georgia on September 28, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, the only child of the late Frances Emmett Roche and Helene Madsen Roche. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Henry “Bootie” Highland. They met at Washington College after he returned as a World War II Veteran. Their 48-year marriage was an inspiration to all who knew them. They truly were “one love, one lifetime.” She completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees while raising four children. She recei ...

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Robert Hugh Maguire  APR 01, 1947 - SEP 28, 2023

Robert Hugh Maguire 

Robert Hugh Maguire (Bob) passed away on September 28, 2023 in Savannah, Georgia due to complications related to aging. Born on April 1, 1947 in Stamford, Connecticut, Bob was the loving son of Walter Reeves Maguire and Jean Cook Maguire. Bob has a fun-filled early childhood in Stamford and enjoyed weekends at Candlewood Lake (Danbury, CT) where he would swim, boat and waterski. A patriotic American, Bob served as a proud member of the National Guard (Connecticut State Guard) and was honored to serve his country from 1966 – 1972. Bob worked in the family business, Maguire’s Glen ...

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James Patrick Shay JAN 24, 1944 - SEP 27, 2023

James Patrick Shay

James Patrick Shay, “Rick,” 79, passed away peacefully Wednesday, September 27, 2023 in the arms of his loving wife. Rick was born January 24, 1944, in Newark, OH to the late James F. Shay and Lorraine M. Shay.  Early in life, he moved with his parents and siblings to Louisiana where he attended Country Day School, Alcée Fortier High School, and Louisiana State University.  Following graduation, Rick served as a First Lieutenant in the United States Air Force after which, he pursued a career in the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs in New Orleans.   ...

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Michael Marchand SEP 10, 1958 - SEP 26, 2023

Michael Marchand

Michael Arthur Marchand, age 65 of Savannah GA passed away in the early morning hours of September 26, 2023 with his loving family by his side.  Michael was born in Fall River, MA on September 10, 1958, and grew up in Somerset, MA.  He attended Somerset High School then graduated from Providence Country Day School.     Michael went on to study culinary arts and graduated from Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island in 1985.  His 35-year career and love of the food service business began at an early age when he started peeling potatoes at his family’s p ...

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Carter James Boyett JUN 13, 2023 - SEP 26, 2023

Carter James Boyett

Our precious blue-eyed, dimple-cheeked baby, Carter James Boyett, age 3 months, went home to Jesus on Tuesday, September 26, 2023. He passed away at the Children’s Hospital of Savannah surrounded by his loving family. Carter was born along with his twin brother Cooper on June 13, 2023 to parents Bailee Kelley Boyett and James Boyett in Nashville, Tennessee. Known for his sweet and sunny personality, Carter loved his brother and his Mama, but was a Daddy’s boy through-and-through. He enjoyed afternoon walks in the stroller with his family, and charmed everyone he met. We know ...

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Michael Aaron Bird - SEP 24, 2023

Michael Aaron Bird

Michael Aaron Bird, 25, passed away Sunday, September 24, 2023 at his residence.  He was born May 22, 1998 in Regensburg, Germany.  He was a 2016 graduate of Islands High School and worked in construction and landscaping.  Michael loved his pets and all animals, he enjoyed baseball, but mostly playing basketball.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Arthur and Janice Bird. He is survived by his mother, Jennifer Stewart Bird, his father and step-mother, John Carl and Melissa Bird, maternal grandparents, Allan and Janet Bradham, his brothers, William ...

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Etta M Klein MAR 17, 1928 - SEP 23, 2023

Etta M Klein

Etta Merle Klein (Mickey), (95) passed away Saturday, September 23rd, peacefully in her home.  She was a lifetime member of the First Presbyterian Church of Albany, GA.  She lived the final 15 years of her life on Isle of Hope, in Savannah, GA. Mickey was born on March 17, 1928, in Chicora, MS.  She moved with her mom, brother and sister to Mobile, AL.  After graduating high school, Mickey met her future husband, JT Klein, a gunner on the Naval cruiser USS Springfield, who was stationed in Mobile. After WW2 ended, they moved to Albany, GA. They were married for 40 year ...

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Samuel Hunter McLaughlin DEC 25, 1933 - SEP 23, 2023

Samuel Hunter McLaughlin

Samuel Hunter McLaughlin, 89, died peacefully at Hospice Savannah on September 23.  He was born in Pennsylvania and lived in Beaver Falls most of his younger life. Sam attended Penn State University and after graduation, enlisted in the US Navy serving on carriers during the Korean War.  While stationed in Hawaii he met Barbara Davidson on a blind date. They were married in 1959 in her hometown of Windsor, Ontario Canada. A major part of his career was spent with MetLife, serving in various Marketing and Sales positions.   During that time, Sam and Barbara lived in Conne ...

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Charles Edward Jung, Sr. JUL 17, 1947 - SEP 22, 2023

Charles Edward Jung, Sr.

Mr. Charles Edward Jung, Sr. 76, of Savannah, passed away at his home Friday, September 22, 2023.  A Savannah native, he was born July 17, 1947, son of Wing Gwak Jung and Bernice Clifton Jung. Graduated from Savannah Highschool with the class of 66'. He retired from the City of Savannah Fire Department, 1969 -2005, and retired Assistant Fire Chief for the Savannah National Guard 165th Airlift Wing, 1967 -1997.  He was an active member of his masonic lodge: Ancient Landmark #231 and Noble Shriner at the Alee Temple in Savannah Ga. He had a passi ...

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Donna Allen Goggins FEB 18, 1958 - SEP 22, 2023

Donna Allen Goggins

On the morning of September 22, 2023 our beloved Donna Allen Goggins passed into eternity after a lifetime of making this world a better, happier place. Her exuberance and love of life were contagious, and you smiled just being around her. Donna was born February 18, 1958, in Great Bend, Kansas. She was born a preemie, and her bassinet was the top drawer of the chest of drawers in her parents’ bedroom. She was an energetic child, always playing games and pulling pranks with her brother David and sister Patsy. She was forever bringing home stray animals. She filled her family home ...

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Leon Williams, Jr. - SEP 21, 2023

Leon Williams, Jr.

Leon Williams Jr., 74, passed away, Thursday, September 21, 2023, at his home with his family by his side.  He was born October 1, 1948, in Miami, Florida to the late Leon Williams, Sr. and Rosa Bell Hartley Williams.  Mr. Williams served his country and retired from the U.S. Air Force, where he was an airplane mechanic.  He also retired from Gulfstream Aerospace.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and his twin sister, Lenora Dorsey. He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Angelica Aird Williams, his five children, Laytonia Register-Hawkins (Irvin-deceased), Ro ...

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Lynne Jones MAR 05, 1959 - SEP 20, 2023

Lynne Jones

We are celebrating the life of Lynne Beryl Jones who passed September 20, 2023 at the age of 64. She died peacefully in Hospice care after a long journey with Alzheimer's disease. She is survived by her two sisters Kay Berland of Savannah and Jean Nardidni of Pittsburgh PA. Lynne was the best aunt to her niece and nephews. Lynne graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a degree in fine arts which she used along with her eccentric and vibrant personality to fuel her passion for theatre performing. She created a beautiful theatre community in both Richmond and Savannah ...

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Sandra B. Fennell - SEP 20, 2023

Sandra B. Fennell

Sandra Bacon Fennell, 76, passed away with her husband by her side on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at Spanish Oaks Retreat.  She was born May 11, 1947, in Savannah to the late William B. Bacon and Edna Mae Ackerman Bacon.  First and foremost, she was a devout Christian.  She grew up at Southside Baptist Church. She married the love of her life, Robert H. Fennell, Jr. in 1969 at Southside Baptist Church.  She and Robert were members of Southside Baptist Church, then later joined a Lutheran church while living in Lilburn, GA in 1974. They have been long time active membe ...

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Catherine N. McRae - SEP 19, 2023

Catherine N. McRae

For livestreaming of the service, please click the following link.   Catherine Elizabeth Norton McRae, 80, passed away after a long illness on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, while surrounded by family and loving friends.  Cathy was born on July 31, 1943, in Worcester, Massachusetts to the late Joseph and Juliet Power Norton.  She graduated with a B.A. in English from Trinity College in Washington, D.C., and from the University of Tennessee with a Master’s degree in social work.  She later earned a Ph.D. in so ...

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Leonard B. Wittfeld, Jr. - SEP 19, 2023

Leonard B. Wittfeld, Jr.

LEONARD BRADSTREET WITTFELD, JR, 10/25/55-09/19/23     Leonard Bradstreet Wittfeld, Jr. was born on  October 25, 1955, and died on September 19, 2023, at Candler Hospital.    He was preceded in death by his parents, Leonard B.Wittfeld, Sr., and Ann Wittfeld Doddridge, and his oldest sister, Peggy Wittfeld Jackson. Brad was born in Savannah, Ga, the youngest and only boy, with four older sisters.  His sisters always had his back from the day he was born, He lived his entire life on his beloved Isle of Hope.  He loved salt wat ...

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Dr. Joseph T. Stubbs, Jr. - SEP 19, 2023

Dr. Joseph T. Stubbs, Jr.

Joseph T. Stubbs, Jr died peacefully Tuesday September 19, 2023. Joe was born to Mr. Joseph Truman and Mrs. Eva Lois Stubbs in Savannah, GA July 9, 1934. He grew up in Lanier, GA and graduated from the Georgia Institute of Technology. While working in Greensboro, NC as an industrial engineer he became smitten with a young college co-ed. After following her home from church, he introduced himself and soon fell in love with Miss Consolidated University [UNC, UNC-WC, NC State, Duke] Ann Joyce Fitzhugh. Joe and Ann were married in 1957 and honeymooned in Colonial Williamsburg – which foreve ...

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Kathleen Willis Greer - SEP 19, 2023

Kathleen Willis Greer

Kathleen Willis Greer  67, of Savannah, Georgia, passed away on September 19, 2023 peacefully in her sleep. Kathy was born on October 23,1955 to Lynwood G. Willis and Jane Thompson Willis in Savannah, Ga. She grew up in Jacksonville, FL graduating from Bartram. She went on to work in various fields from property management to radio. In 1988, Kathy married the love her life Billy and ended up retiring in Savannah, GA. Kathy loved music, arts and most importantly her family. She had the gift of gab, and never met a stranger.   Kathy was predeceased by her father Lynwood Willis. Kathy ...

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Terry Kent Sheldahl FEB 14, 1942 - SEP 18, 2023

Terry Kent Sheldahl

Terry Kent Sheldahl, 81, of Savannah, GA passed away on Monday, September 18, 2023 after a long illness.  Terry was born in Des Moines, Iowa on Valentine’s Day in 1942 to Everett and Faye Sheldahl.  He grew up in Polk City, Iowa where he gained a love of learning and the piano.  He graduated from high school in 1960 and went on to study at Drake University.  At Drake he studied Philosophy and graduated with honors in 1963.  He was awarded a fellowship, which enabled him to continue his studies at Johns Hopkins University, where he got his PhD in Philosophy (19 ...

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David Scott O'Hearn APR 19, 1969 - SEP 17, 2023

David Scott O'Hearn

David Scott O’Hearn David Scott O’Hearn, 54, of Savannah, Georgia passed away peacefully at home with family on Sunday, September 17, 2023. He was born in Morristown, New Jersey on April 19, 1969. The son of Lawrence Stephen O’Hearn and June Audrey Opdyke O’Hearn, he grew up in Chatham Township and Normandy Beach, New Jersey. Prior to high school, David was a nationally-ranked age group swimmer who set several New Jersey State swimming records in the breaststroke and the individual medley. During his high school years, David sailed together with his father, mother and b ...

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Herbert V. Fitzgerald DEC 09, 1955 - SEP 16, 2023

Herbert V. Fitzgerald

Herbert Vincent Fitzgerald Sr. (Herb), 67, of Savannah, GA. passed away Saturday, September 16, 2023, after a long illness, surrounded by his family. Herb was born in Savannah, GA. December 9, 1955. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Joseph Fitzgerald Sr., and Betty Becton Fitzgerald. Herb found his greatest joy on the rivers surrounding Burnside Island where he grew up with his two brothers and three sisters. Herb loved shrimping, fishing, and sailing on their Hobie Cat with Linda. Herb, his brothers and sisters, and many friends often tell entertaining stories of their adven ...

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Judith Gail Painter AUG 23, 1959 - SEP 16, 2023

Judith Gail Painter

The family of Judith Gail Painter of Savannah. Georgia, are saddened to announce her passing on Saturday, September 16, 2023, following a period of declining health. She was born in Valdosta, Georgia, on August 23,1959 to Virgil And Jackie McCrary. She was blessed with a caring heart to nourish children and enjoyed her teaching career. Having earned her masters in education, retired in 2016, from Chatham County School. She was raised in Valdosta, Georgia, Baptized at Northside Baptist Church where she learned to love the Lord and also met her loving husband of 43 years, EC ...

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David Michael Reese, Jr. MAY 19, 1971 - SEP 15, 2023

David Michael Reese, Jr.

In Loving Memory of David Michael Reese Jr. David Michael Reese Jr. was born on May 19, 1971, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. He departed from this world on September 15, 2023, in Savannah, Georgia. David was the son of Susan C. Reese and David Michael Reese Sr. He was a true Jack of all trades, always eager to explore new horizons and acquire knowledge. David had an uncanny fascination with rocks and gems, collecting these treasures as if they held the secrets of the universe. David's curiosity led him to explore the inner workings of various objects, always eager to discover how they fu ...

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Alan C. Yovich - SEP 14, 2023

Alan C. Yovich

Alan C Yovich, 77, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, September 14, 2023 Alan was born in Union City, PA to Dan and Verna (Shayko) Yovich. Alan graduated from Union City Area High School in 1964. After graduation, Alan joined the Marine Corp and proudly served his country in Vietnam as an E5 Sergeant. Alan became a pharmacist, receiving his degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He worked for several pharmacies, including CVS until his retirement. Alan also owned a pharmacy in Kingsville, Ohio for several years with his wife Pat. In 2009, Alan and Pat discove ...

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James D. Wohltman, Jr. "Dickie" - SEP 12, 2023

James D. Wohltman, Jr.

James D. Wohltman Jr., “Dickie”, 90, died Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at his home.  He was born September 27, 1932, on Livingston Ave in the old Bonna Bella community.  He was preceded in death by his parents, James D. Wohltman, Sr., and Louise P. Wohltman, brother, Jackie, his wife, Lawanna, and his son, James D. Wohltman, III (Rick). He was retired from American Cyanamid/Kamira after 38 years of service.  Mr. Wohltman served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 until 1955.  He was a member of American Legion Post 184 for more than 35 years, a member of Alee Templ ...

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LaJune Worlund Richardson - SEP 12, 2023

LaJune Worlund Richardson

LaJune Worlund Richardson,101, passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday, September 12, 2023. She was born November 1, 1921, in Evergreen, Alabama to the late John Erastus Kelley and Mildred Mae Kelley. She was an Ensign in the Navy serving her country in World War II as a nurse. She is preceded in death by her husband of 75 years, Jack LeRoy Richardson, Sr. of Savannah, Georgia. She is survived by her son, Jack L. Richardson, Jr. and his wife Kathy of Foley, Alabama; daughter, Ramona Foshee & her husband Jimmy of Savannah, Georgia; three grandchildren, David Richardson and his wife ...

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Charles Ellis Johnson SEP 28, 1959 - SEP 12, 2023

Charles Ellis Johnson

Charles Ellis Johnson, 63, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 12, 2023. He was surrounded by his loving family. Lieutenant Charles Johnson joined the United States Navy in 1979. After successfully completing Basic training and Basic Submarine School in New London, Connecticut, he reported aboard the USS BONEFISH, home ported in San Diego, California. After completing Navy dive school in 1981, he served as a support diver for submarine special war operations. In 1983 as an Electronics Technician 2nd class, he was assigned to the deep submergence vehicle (DSV) SEACLIFF, where he q ...

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Ronald Lee Chadwick JUL 22, 1945 - SEP 12, 2023

Ronald Lee Chadwick

Ronald Lee Chadwick, 78, of Tybee Island, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2023. He was born July 22, 1945, in Houston, TX, son of the late John L. Chadwick and Geneva Sanders Chadwick. Mr. Chadwick graduated from Georgia Tech University with a masters in computer science and had career in Information Technology. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He is survived by his wife, Roberta Chadwick; children, Craig Dunn, Hannah Terrence, Ronald L. Chadwick II, and John Chadwick. A memorial service will be held at Trinity Chapel Methodist Church at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Septembe ...

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Lynne F. Simpson MAR 14, 1927 - SEP 11, 2023

Lynne F. Simpson

Lynne F. Simpson of Savannah, Georgia (formerly a 60-year resident of Haddonfield, N.J., and Ocean City, N.J.), passed away at the age of 96. She was the beloved daughter of Ethelyn Neal Ferris and Charles Ridgely Ferris. Lynne was preceded in death by her loving husbands, Paul Warren Simpson, John E. Berry, and John A. Vasey. Lynne was a devoted mother to John Clay Vasey of Los Angeles, Calif., Dana V. Hennings (William) of Avon Lake, Ohio, and Scottsdale, Az., and Kimberly V. Tickner (Will) of Moorestown, N.J., and Cordillera, Colorado. She is survived by her five grandchildren: Ryan Berr ...

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Robert Wallden OCT 01, 1942 - SEP 10, 2023

Robert Wallden

Robert August Wallden, 80, died peacefully at home on September 10th, surrounded by his loving family. Born to Frank and Margaret Wallden in Savannah on October 1, 1942, he attended Savannah High School and Armstrong State College. He owned Wallden Air Conditioning and Refrigeration. Baptized in the Lutheran faith, he attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with his beloved wife Camille and family. With his welcoming, easy-going nature, Robert had a way of making everyone feel comfortable. He certainly kept all of us laughing. His droll, affable manner remains impossible to describe but ...

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William Lathrop (Bill) Hopkins, III FEB 02, 1952 - SEP 10, 2023

William Lathrop (Bill) Hopkins, III

William Lathrop “Bill” Hopkins III, 71, passed away on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at St. Joseph’s/Candler. Born on February 2, 1952, at Telfair Hospital, Bill was the son of the late William L. Hopkins, Jr. and Louise Taylor Hopkins of Savannah, Georgia.  After graduating from Beach High School in 1972, Bill eventually went on to work at his family’s chemical manufacturing company, Natrochem, Inc., where he would ultimately retire as Executive Vice President.  A long-time resident of Savannah, Bill enjoyed relaxing on Tybee Island beach, boating, playin ...

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Anne Bass Hendrix APR 21, 1930 - SEP 10, 2023

Anne Bass Hendrix

Anne Bass Hendrix, 93, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2023, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She was born April 21, 1930, to the late Art and Lola Bass. Mrs. Hendrix was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church and loved gardening.   She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Milton Hendrix and her brother Bill Bass of Charleston, South Carolina.  Surviving are her two sons, Donald Hendrix (Jill) and David Hendrix, both of Savannah; her brother, Stan Bass (Sabrina) of San Diego, California; Stan’s sons, Steven (Sara), Shannon (P ...

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Allen J. Harrelson, Sr. - SEP 09, 2023

Allen J. Harrelson, Sr.

Allen J. Harrelson, 82, passed away on September 9, 2023 after a short illness. Allen was born in Savannah to Allen and Bonnie Harrelson and he remained in the community he loved. He attended Groves High School and upon graduation in 1959, he enlisted in the Air National Guard and was assigned to the 165th Air Lift Wing. He served his country faithfully for 33 years, retiring as a Master Sergeant in 1991. Additionally, he was a firefighter at Travis Field. Following his retirement from the service, he began a lawn care company working with his son, Brian, for many years.   Al ...

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Robert "Bob" Carl Maner OCT 07, 1965 - SEP 09, 2023


Robert “Bob” Carl Maner of Savannah passed away on September 11th, 2023, due to complications arising after a surgical procedure.  Bob attended Savannah Country Day School and graduated from Savannah Christian Preparatory School.  He then attended South University.  For a number of years, he worked at Spanky’s Southside and then at Driftaway Café.  He was beloved by the patrons as well as his coworkers and will be remembered by everyone for his outgoing personality, his great sense of humor, his clever wit, and his love of music.  He remembered ...

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Robert (Bob) Neumann FEB 04, 1934 - SEP 09, 2023

Robert (Bob) Neumann

Robert “Bob” Neumann was born in Chicago, Illinois on February 4, 1934 and died in Savannah, GA on September 9, 2023.  Bob began his first career when he enlisted in the Marine Corps Reserves while attending college.  Thirty-two years later he retired with the rank of Colonel.  Following college graduation, Bob served on active duty as an infantry officer and upon release from active duty, Bob rejoined the Reserve program, serving in both staff and command positions. Bob credits the Marine Corps training for building self-worth and self-confidence while developing ...

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James (Jim) D. Buffalo OCT 20, 1935 - SEP 08, 2023

James (Jim) D. Buffalo

James (Jim) D. Buffalo, 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 8, 2023. Jim was born in Knoxville, TN, on October 20, 1935 the son of the late Charles Edward Buffalo and Marjorie Laura Lauthner.  He was a 1953 graduate of Karns High School in Knoxville. Jim was an outstanding basketball player and also excelled in many other sports winning many awards and trophies. Archery was another favorite hobby and he won the TN State Championship in his division in 1958. Jim also loved deer hunting with his bow and arrow.  In 1956, Jim married the love of his life and h ...

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James King George NOV 20, 1933 - SEP 07, 2023

James King George

James King George, born November 20, 1933, in West Palm Beach, FL, passed away from natural causes on September 7, 2023, in Savannah, GA. He and his wife, Claire, were married for 41 years, before her passing in 1996. He is survived in death by his daughters, Amy Hockenberry (Tom) of Cumming, GA, and Jaymi Arata (Tony) of Nashville, TN, and his four grandchildren, Claire Jackson, Taylor Hockenberry, Katie Arata, and Allison Arata; two great-grandsons, Carter and Callan Jackson; as well as his brother Dale of Palm Beach Gardens and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister ...

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Thomas "Tommy" Helms APR 20, 1939 - SEP 06, 2023


Thomas Eugene Helms, 84, of Rock Hill, SC, and Savannah, GA, passed away on September 6, 2023, with his loving daughters by his bedside. Born in Edgemoor, South Carolina on April 20, 1939, Tommy was the eldest son of Walter Eugene Helms and Violet Mae Bolick Helms.  Best known as a homebuilder in the Rock Hill area, Tommy also gave many years of service to the Oakdale Volunteer Fire Department.  He attended Mt. Holly UMC and served as a Trustee.  He loved the Braves, the Gamecocks, and NASCAR, but most of all, he loved his family.  His retirement years were spent traveling ...

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Donald William Wotring OCT 22, 1944 - SEP 05, 2023

Donald William Wotring

Donald W. Wotring (Donnie) 78, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on the morning of Tuesday, September 5, 2023 due to complications related to aging.  Born on October 22, 1944 in Kingwood, WV, the youngest of 3 sons to James Robert and Mary Liston Wotring. Growing up in Thunderbolt/Savannah area, he graduated from Savannah High School class of 1961 and attended Savannah Technical School. Rather than wait to be drafted, he joined the US Marine Corp in 1964 to carry on the family military tradition. Initially trained as Military Police he was sent to Vietnam ...

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Redding S. DeVaughn OCT 01, 1954 - SEP 05, 2023

Redding S. DeVaughn

Redding S. DeVaughn, 68, died peacefully at Spanish Oaks Retreat on Tuesday, September 5, 2023. The New Orleans, LA native was born on October 1, 1954 to the late William Sherwood DeVaughn and Elizabeth Marlowe DeVaughn. Redding spent his childhood in Washington, GA where he graduated from Wilkes Academy. He was a University of Georgia gradaute and was employed by the family’s insurance business for many years.   Surviving are a sister, Julie Lattimore(Bill) of Savannah; and several nieces and nephews. A private family service was held. In lieu of flowers, the fam ...

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Kathi Lynn Riley - SEP 04, 2023

Kathi Lynn Riley

Kathi Lynn (Wilson) Riley, age 49, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2023, at Bryan County Health & Rehab Center (BCHRC) in Richmond Hill, GA, where she resided since 2016. Born in Phenix City, Alabama, on April 16, 1974, her family relocated to Savannah, Georgia in 1977. She attended May Howard Elementary School and graduated from Sol C. Johnson High School in 1993. She studied to be a Medical Assistant at South University. She married her high school sweetheart Nate Riley in 1994 and gave birth to daughter Mariah Riley in 1995. Kathi became a grandmother to Londyn Kamille in 2 ...

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Joleen Lynette Philbeck NOV 21, 1966 - SEP 04, 2023

Joleen Lynette Philbeck

Joleen Lynette Philbeck, 56, left this life on earth on Monday, September 4, 2023 after battling Glioblastoma for 16 months. She was surrounded by her family as she took her last breath.  Joleen was born the youngest of five children to Sam and Jo Marie Stewart in Montrose, Colorado on November 21, 1966. She grew up as a cowgirl on her family’s ranch in the mountains. She always knew Jesus from the faithful witness of her parents, and was baptized at age 8.  She moved away to attend Dallas Christian College after high school, where she met the love of her life, Kenneth Ph ...

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JoAnne Haynes Taylor MAY 02, 1951 - SEP 04, 2023

JoAnne Haynes Taylor

JoAnne Haynes Taylor, 72, passed away peacefully on September 4, 2023. JoAnne was born May 2, 1951 to Angus and Carolyn Haynes. She spent 30 years at Union Camp ,currently known as International Paper, until her retirement. She then later went to work at Professional Financial Services and Save-A­ Life Animal Rescue until she fully retired in 2021. She was born and raised in Savannah and minus a short period where she lived in Spartunburg, SC, JoAnne has always called Savannah home. JoAnne enjoyed many things but she had a great love for animals. She would have saved them all if sh ...

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Joseph M. Krupp, Jr. JUL 13, 1938 - SEP 04, 2023

Joseph M. Krupp, Jr.

Joseph M. Krupp, Jr. (Joe) passed away on the evening of Monday, September 4, 2023 due to complications related to aging.  Born on July 13, 1938 in Brooklyn, New York, Joe was the loving son of Joseph and Florence Krupp.   Together with his sister, Florence, whom he adored, Joe enjoyed his early childhood on Long Island.  In the mid-1940s, Joe’s family moved to Miami, Florida where he spent his free time at Miami Shores Country Club.  He often golfed 36 holes a day, winning the title of the State of Florida Junior Golf Champion.  He was known as “Joe t ...

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Robert E. “Bob” Houston APR 07, 1948 - SEP 04, 2023

Robert E. “Bob” Houston

Robert E. “Bob” Houston, 75, died peacefully on Monday, September 4, 2023 at home with his wife by his side. Bob was born on April 7, 1948 to William G. Houston and the late Isabelle Stratton Houston in Lima, OH. He was a longtime resident of Savannah and was employed as a court reporter for Tom Crites and Associates for 48 years. Bob was a U.S. Navy veteran and loved going to the “The Land” and spending time there with family and close friends. In addition to his father, Bob is survived by his wife of 55 years, Diana Roush Houston; two sons, Mark and Craig Housto ...

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Robert Wesley (Wes) Overstreet, Jr. APR 28, 1970 - SEP 04, 2023

Robert Wesley (Wes) Overstreet, Jr.

Robert Wesley ‘Wes’ Overstreet, Jr., 53, passed away on Monday, September 4, 2023 at St. Joseph’s Candler. He was born at Candler Telfair in Savannah, Georgia, on April 28, 1970, to the late Robert Wesley Overstreet, Sr. and Frances Zipperer Davenport. Wes is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Ann Overstreet née Schauss, whom he married on June 28, 1997. Wes was a wonderful storyteller with a gift for words who never met a stranger. A Georgia boy who lived most of his life on Wilmington Island, Wes was known for his gumbo, which was unparalleled by none. He loved to co ...

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Jose Ramirez-Vallejo - SEP 04, 2023

Jose Ramirez-Vallejo

Celebremos la vida de José Ramírez Sábado 16 de Septiembre, Funeral Service: 11:00 a.m. Visitación: 10:00-11:00 a.m Auditorio del AMC, Compassion Christian Church 55 Al Henderson Blvd. Savannah, GA 31419 José Juan Ramírez Vallejo, 2 de febrero de 1985 - 4 de septiembre del 2023. José regresó a casa con Cristo al que amaba y servía con todo el corazón, el pasado Memorial Day. José, era el tercer hijo de J. Jesús Ramirez e Isidra Vallejo, junto a su hermano Ignacio Ramirez eran cuates, her ...

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Julian Keck JUL 17, 1926 - SEP 04, 2023

Julian Keck

Mr. J. Wylly Keck, 97, of Brooksville, Florida, formerly of Savannah,  passed away Monday, September 4, 2023. A graveside service will be held at 1:00, Saturday, September 16, 2023, at Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia ...

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Regis Feathers JUL 03, 1944 - SEP 03, 2023

Regis Feathers

  Regis “Reggie” Dale Feathers, 79, passed from this life on Sunday, September 3, 2023 at his beloved home on the Forest River in Savannah, Georgia after a valiant battle with cancer. He was born on July 3, 1944 in the mountains of Altoona, Pennsylvania. Reggie graduated from Hollidaysburg High School and resided in the Cross Keys area. He loved leather jackets, fast cars, rock-n-roll music, and playing drums in a local band. Over 57 years ago, he met the love of his life, Sherry. Once their paths crossed, it was truly a matter of weeks before they married and forever re ...

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Mittie Louise Osborne Williams MAY 14, 1927 - SEP 03, 2023

Mittie Louise Osborne Williams

Mittie Louise Osborne Williams, 96, died peacefully at home on Sunday, September 3, 2023. The Waycross, GA native lived in Savannah for most of her life. She was a member of Sardis Primitive Baptist Church in Savannah. Mittie retired from Belk Department Store at Crossroads after more than 24 years of service. Mittie was preceded in death by her daughter, Debra Louise Williams; son, Randel R. Williams; sister, Mildred G. Wiggins; her parents, Ira Osborne and Ruby Hill Osborne; and a brother, C.D. Osborne. Surviving are a son, Andrew G. “Greg” Williams of Savannah; bro ...

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Quay Hill SEP 14, 1930 - SEP 03, 2023

Quay Hill

 Glen “Quay” Hill left this Earth to be with his Heavenly Father on September 3, 2023, at home surrounded by his loved ones. Quay was born in Dunlap, Tennessee on September 14, 1930, to Thomas and Virginia Hill and would be the eldest of four boys. His family moved to Savannah, GA when he was 12 years old.   On a bus to school 73 years ago Quay met and fell in love with his best friend Carolyn. They married at Aldersgate United Methodist Church on April Fool’s Day 1951 when he was 20 years old, and Carolyn was just 16. It was the start of a marriage that laste ...

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Donald Richard Jahn - SEP 02, 2023

Donald Richard Jahn


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Susan "Susie" King - SEP 02, 2023


Susan ‘Susie’ King of Savannah, GA, age 83, died on Saturday September 2, 2023. Born Susan Cadle in Indianapolis, IN on March 25, 1940, Susie graduated from Indianapolis’s Shortridge High School in 1958, and then with a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi in 1962. She met future husband Frank King (then a naval officer) on the tennis courts of St. Simons Island, and they were married in September 1963. She and Frank raised children Jeff, Scott and Allison primarily in East Windsor, NJ, where she was a beloved elementary school teacher and administrator ...

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Evelyn R. Saum JUN 09, 1926 - SEP 02, 2023

Evelyn R. Saum

Evelyn R. Saum, age 97 and a resident of Skidaway Island, Georgia, since 1984 and New Canaan, Connecticut for 17 years before then, died at the Oaks Health Center on Skidaway Island on September 2, 2023. She was born in Montville, Connecticut, where she developed her love for riding horses and started her prized collection of porcelain horses. She owned and operated Ev’s Beauty Salon in New London, CT for several years before marrying the love of her life, William A. Saum, in 1958. They had a wonderful life together and travelled to Japan, Africa, Europe, and many other interesting place ...

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Larry Brown JAN 26, 1942 - AUG 31, 2023

Larry Brown

Larry Ray Brown, 81, passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2023. Larry spent his childhood in Metter, Georgia before moving to Savannah. He was a retired Combat Veteran who served with the U.S. Army, 1st Infantry Division in Vietnam. He also retired from Great Dane after 27 years of service. Larry was married for 57 years to his loving wife, Libby Brown. They were also members of the Richmond Hill Church of Christ. Larry is preceded in death by his parents, Ovid and Christine Brown; 4 sisters; and 6 brothers. Larry is survived by, his wife, Elizabeth “Libby” Brown; son, James M ...

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Susan Sharpe Whitfield - AUG 31, 2023

Susan Sharpe Whitfield

Susan Sharpe Whitfield, 73, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2023 at home after a short illness.  She was born December 23, 1949 in Savannah to the late Allison and Mary Catherine Sharpe.  She graduated from Armstrong State College, where she met her future husband, Charles B. Whitfield. Susan wore many hats throughout her life.  She taught music at Wilder Junior High School, and Sprague Elementary School, then went on to become a real estate agent.  She eventually became a Mental Health Counselor, working for several places throughout Savannah, and eventually for herself. ...

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Karen D. Cassard - AUG 31, 2023

Karen D. Cassard

Karen Dowell Cassard died at home in Savannah on August 31, 2023. She had been a resident of Harmony at Savannah since 2020, and prior to that had lived at The Landings for 20 years. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Elizabeth and John Paxton of San Francisco, and her granddaughter Isabel Paxton who is living in New York City. Karen was born in 1929 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where her father was stationed with the United States Navy. A Navy brat, Karen grew up at Naval bases across the United States, from Honolulu to Pensacola. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylv ...

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William (Bill) A. Miltiades, Jr. - AUG 31, 2023

William (Bill) A. Miltiades, Jr.

William (Bill) A. Miltiades, Jr., son of the late William A. Miltiades Sr. and Lynn Kelly Corbly Miltiades, passed away Thursday, August 31, 2023, after climbing and summiting Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.  Bill was born in Savannah Georgia.  Leaving behind to cherish his memory are his lovingly devoted sister Marta Miltiades; brother-in-law Sean Clayton; and his favorite person in the world, his niece, Starlyn Street.  Bill was loved by so many extended family and friends and remained friends with everyone that crossed his path.  Bill was truly larger t ...

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John D. Bragg - AUG 30, 2023

John D. Bragg

John Donovan Bragg, 71, passed away Wednesday, August 30th, 2023, at his home on Wilmington Island. John was a native of Tybee Island and spent most of his life at his home on Horsepen Creek. John was a 1969 graduate from Jenkins High School. He later graduated from Georgia Southern University with a B.A. in History in 1976. John spent 25 years as an educator for SCCPSS and dedicated much of his career teaching at-risk youth. During this time, he also achieved his Master Captain 100 ton certificate and operated charters in his retirement. John was a lifelong Waterman and spent most of his free ...

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Bobbie Jacobs Lunsford - AUG 30, 2023

Bobbie Jacobs Lunsford

Bobbie Jacobs Lunsford passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at her home with her family by her side.  She was born November 26, 1935, in Cherry Grove, N.C. and lived most of her life in Savannah, GA.  She was a member of Bible Baptist Church for over 65 years and always looked forward to helping count the offering on Monday mornings. She worked at J.C. Penney’s downtown and worked at K-Mart on Victory Drive.  She retired from K-Mart in Doraville, GA after 30 years.  She loved to sew, iron her clothes, and would still hang them outside on her clothesline.  ...

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Gary Reed Hall - AUG 30, 2023

Gary Reed Hall

    Gary Reed Hall, 77, passed away Wednesday, August 31, 2023 at The Oaks at Savannah.  He was born March 28, 1946 in Savannah, GA.  He served his country in the U.S. Army.   Graveside Service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with military honors.    ...

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Vincent John Ferraro, Jr. - AUG 29, 2023

Vincent John Ferraro, Jr.

Vincent John Ferraro, Jr., 89, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, August 29, 2023. Vincent was born August 7, 1934, in Savannah, GA to the late Vincent John Ferraro, Sr., and Caroline Anderson Ferraro. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife of 62 years, Helen Broderick Ferraro, his son, David Andrew Ferraro, and his sister, Carolyn Ann Roush. Vincent was a family man and one of the most resilient and easy-going individuals you could ever meet. Vincent attended Cathedral Day School, Benedictine Military School (Class of 1952), and Georgia Institute of Technology. He ...

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Ernest Gene Dodd, Jr. (Coach Dodd) JUL 23, 1962 - AUG 29, 2023

Ernest Gene Dodd, Jr.  (Coach Dodd)

The family of Coach Dodd sadly announces his death on August, 29, 2023. He was born in Savannah, GA on July 23, 1962 to the late Ernest Gene Dodd, Sr. and Trudy Robertson-Dodd. He is survived by his loving wife, Monica Simon-Dodd; his two sons, Samuel Gene Dodd and Geoffrey Simon Dodd. Also surviving him are his brothers, Gordon, Barry (Leslie), and Travis; and his special aunt and uncle, Thelma and Karl Harris.  Coach Dodd was born and raised in Savannah, and was an all-state football and all-city basketball athlete for the Savannah Christian Raiders. After graduating, he at ...

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Thomas M. Daniels, III - AUG 29, 2023

Thomas M. Daniels, III

Thomas Marion Daniels III lost his 17-year battle with MDS/Leukemia on August 29, 2023. He was tenacious and determined to keep going and fought like a true warrior for his last years on this earth. Tommy was born on September 22, 1945, to the late Thomas M. Daniels, Jr, and Juanita Lewis Daniels in Savannah, Georgia. After graduating from Savannah High School in 1963, he attended Armstrong College. When his parents gave him a suitcase one Christmas in the late sixties, he joined the US Army. Tommy was commissioned a Lieutenant and promptly commenced training in the US Army Special Force ...

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Thomas (Tommy) Scott Cheves JUL 25, 1943 - AUG 28, 2023

Thomas (Tommy) Scott Cheves

Thomas “Tommy” Scott Cheves, 80, passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early morning of August 28, 2023.  He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years Dorothy Jane Traylor Cheves (Sissy) who I am sure welcomed him into heaven with loving arms and a one hell of a Texas two-step! Tommy was born in Savannah, GA at Telfair Hospital for Women on July 25, 1943 to Father Ralph Cheves and Mother Ruth Scott.  Tommy is survived by his daughter Christina Cheves (Christy) and her fiancé William Dick.  Daughter Lisa Cheves Crawford and son Frank Cheves and wife ...

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Frank W. "Sonny" Seiler - AUG 28, 2023

Frank W.

Frank Wilkins “Sonny” Seiler died Monday, August 28, 2023, after an amazing 90-year life. He was born February 20, 1933, to Frank Herman and Helen Wilkins Seiler of Savannah and spent his idyllic summers crabbing, fishing, and lifeguarding on Tybee Island.  In 1955, he and fellow lifeguard, Jack Schaaf, challenged themselves to swim from Savannah to Tybee beginning the nearly 11-mile journey at the east end of River Street. Braving the tides, jellyfish, and an incoming nor’easter, the pair successfully made the 6-hour swim and arrived to a cheering crowd on the Fort P ...

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Ann Donaldson FEB 03, 1944 - AUG 27, 2023

Ann Donaldson

Patricia “Ann” Gill Donaldson, 79, passed away peacefully on August 27, 2023, at Memorial Hospital after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family.  Ann was born in Savannah on February 3, 1944, to William H. and Patsy B. Gill.  She was a devoted and loving only child throughout her life.  Ann graduated from Savannah High School in 1961, the same year she married her husband of 55 years, R.B. “Don” Donaldson, Jr.  Don introduced her to college football, which would become a highlight of her life.  She loved the Georgia Bulldogs and ho ...

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Kai Hargett - AUG 27, 2023

Kai Hargett

Born Nicholas Allen Hargett, Kai Hargett, passed away Sunday, Aug 27, 2023 at the tender age of 16, too soon. Kai was born an old soul in Rincon, GA, to parents Steven Douglas Brown and Catherine Juanita Bunch.  She was a senior at Georgia Connections Academy and previously attended Islands High School where she was a member of the Concert Band and Chorus. Kai was funny, smart, talented and generous.  She loved music and dabbled in many aspects as a self-taught musician of numerous instruments.  She enjoyed vintage records, composing & singing using her formal training ...

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Doris Juanita Mucciolo Banyard - AUG 27, 2023

Doris Juanita Mucciolo Banyard

Doris Juanita Mucciolo Banyard – ESTERO, FL – Doris Juanita Mucciolo Banyard, born in New York City, New York, a friend to all that had the pleasure of her acquaintance, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday August 27, 2023, in Estero, FL. Devoted wife to Skip for more than 60 years, Doris spent her entire life in the service of her family and her community.  With energy, words and a never-ending dedication, Doris filled her long life with accomplishments whose impacts resonated with anyone who had the great fortune of crossing her path. As the ...

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William Gould, III NOV 16, 1931 - AUG 26, 2023

William Gould, III

William Gould, III, passed away on August 26, 2023. Services will be updated. ...

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Joseph John Reis III AUG 05, 1949 - AUG 25, 2023

Joseph John Reis III

Joseph John Reis, III., 74, of Savannah, passed away Friday, August 25, 2023. He was born August 5, 1949, in Fall River, Massachusetts, son of the late Joseph John Reis and Eva Anita Loftus Reis. He is survived by his wife, Roseann Reis. ...

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Andrew (A.J.) Jordan Shearouse, IV MAY 16, 1949 - AUG 25, 2023

Andrew (A.J.) Jordan Shearouse, IV

Andrew “A.J.” Jordan Shearouse, IV, died peacefully on Friday, August 25, 2023 at his home in North Carolina.  The Macon, GA native was born on May 16, 1949 to the late Andrew Jordan Shearouse, III and Maggie Stewart Shearouse. Andrew lived most of his life in Savannah before moving to North Carolina. For more than 20 years, Andrew served the Savannah community as a master locksmith with Bradley Lock and Key.  Andrew was United State Marine Corp. veteran who served heroically in the Vietnam War. The Purple Heart recipient served in Vietnam from 1967 and 1968 an ...

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Bob Harcharik APR 21, 1940 - AUG 25, 2023

Bob Harcharik

Bob Harcharik passed away on Friday, August 25, 2023 in Savannah, GA. He died of a severe infection that spread rapidly. His loving wife, Angela, was at his bedside. Bob was the only child of Joseph and Ruth Harcharik, born April 21, 1940, and grew up in Hunlock Creek in the heart of coal country in Pennsylvania. He was a 1960 graduate of Penn State’s Engineering Technology program. He was awarded the Alumni Fellow Award in 1984, the most prestigious award given by the Penn State Alumni Association for leadership in their professional field ...

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Rosetta Pauline Davis Sellers - AUG 25, 2023

Rosetta Pauline Davis Sellers

Rosetta Pauline Davis Sellers, age 98, passed away peacefully at her home in Causton Bluff last Friday. Born in Savannah on April 23, 1925, she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Eastern Star, the Moon River Chorus, the Savannah Widows Society, and the Savannah Theatre Company. She attended Armstrong Junior College before graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Mathematics and Spanish Language. After graduation, she returned to Savannah and worked for the CDC with the Public Health Services at Oatland Island where she met and married her husband ...

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Joann Maltby Adams NOV 14, 1938 - AUG 24, 2023

Joann Maltby Adams

 Joann Maltby Adams, age 84, passed away peacefully at her home in Richmond Hill, Ga on August 24, 2023. It was a beautiful day and she was doing what made her happiest, watching the river. Joann was born to Mattie Lamb Maltby and Hugh Dorsey Maltby on November 14th, 1938, in Garfield, Ga. She graduated from Commercial High School with the class of 1956. Soon after graduation, Joann married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, Drexel Adams. They were married December 14, 1956, and spent the next 66 years and 8 months side by side. Joann was an intelligent ...

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Michael Robert Morett MAY 07, 1947 - AUG 24, 2023

Michael Robert Morett

Michael Robert Morett, 76 died peacefully on August 24, 2023, with his wife by his side. Mike was born in Los Angeles, California where he attended Catholic schools and El Camino College. He was the third child of James and Angelina Morett. Mike joined the Navy and was stationed at Parris Island, South Carolina as a dental technician. While stationed there, he met his future wife while taking a Spanish class at the University of South Carolina in Beaufort. Shortly after they were married, he was ordered to Cam Rahn Bay in Vietnam. It was there that he was exposed to Agent Orange that caused ...

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Stephen Palmer Walsh, Jr. OCT 06, 1981 - AUG 24, 2023

Stephen Palmer Walsh, Jr.

It is with deep sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Stephen Palmer Walsh Jr., beloved son, brother and uncle, at the age of 41. Stephen was born on October 6th, 1981, in Augsburg, Germany to Adrianne Walsh and Stephen Walsh Sr. and moved around the country as his father was a career officer in the Army. Eventually settling in Port Orange, Florida, he attended Spruce Creek High School and the University of Florida. Stephen remained in Gainesville, FL, after college and became a fixture in the city’s restaurant industry for the past 20 years. Passionate about the arts and a ...

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Bobby Jason Hughes MAR 23, 1979 - AUG 24, 2023

Bobby Jason Hughes

Bobby Jason Hughes passed away August 24, 2023. Bobby was born March 23, 1979, in Savannah, Georgia. He graduated from Calvary Day School in 1997 and attended Johnson and Wales Culinary School in Charleston, South Carolina, to pursue his love of cooking. Bobby had so many hobbies such as gardening, remodeling, landscaping, and of course cooking. The boy could cook up some food! His family and friends were so important to him, and he loved everyone unconditionally. He was always sending his mom a picture of a new plant he had bought, or he would get excited when something bloomed for the ...

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Morgan "Walter" Boesche AUG 08, 1950 - AUG 23, 2023


Morgan (Walter) Boesche, 73, of Brooklet, Georgia, went to be home with the Lord on August 23, 2023. Morgan (Walter) was born on August 08, 1950.  Born to Walter and Kathleen Boesche, Morgan grew up in Indianapolis and later served in the National Guard.   After being honorably discharged, Morgan moved to Georgia with his wife, Susan, and made a life for himself and his family as a pastor, a deacon, and a contractor, serving his community and bringing light wherever he went.   He was deeply involved with reliving history from 2001 to 2020, volunteering at mult ...

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Jayne Malcom Ducey OCT 17, 1936 - AUG 21, 2023

Jayne Malcom Ducey

Jayne Malcom Ducey, 86, of Savannah, Georgia passed away peacefully Monday evening, August 21, 2023 at Summer Breeze with her family keeping vigil by her side. She fought a brave battle with cancer under Hospice care for the last two months. Jayne was born in 1936 in Social Circle, Georgia. She was the daughter of Archie Preston Malcom and Sarah Rebecca "Becky" Adams Malcom of Social Circle, and after her father's death, step-daughter of Dr. M. W. Anderson. Jayne was a 1954 graduate of Social Circle High School where she participated fully in all activities. She was captain ...

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Linda Hernandez Farley AUG 26, 1973 - AUG 21, 2023

Linda Hernandez Farley

Linda Hernandez Farley, 49, of Pooler, GA ceased her battle with cancer on August 21, 2023. Linda was born on August 26, 1973 to Arnulfo Hernandez Martinez Jr. and the late Ramona Davila Martinez in Bartow, FL. Linda blessed many companies with her presence throughout her life time. She served in the Georgia Army National Guard, where she met her husband Kevin Howard Farley Jr. Linda attended Savannah Technical College graduating from the Honor Society as a Paralegal. She used her degree only for a brief time due to her cancer, Linda was a full time peacemaker, world class chef, tea ...

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Marilyn Ruth Parsons Grant - AUG 20, 2023

Marilyn Ruth Parsons Grant

Marilyn Ruth Parsons Grant, Bootsie, quietly passed away on August 20th 2023.  She was born July 24th 1943.  A graduate of Jenkins High School, she was proud to follow in her mother’s footsteps as a nurse.  She particularly loved working with children and babies.  Bootsie was blessed to be a nurse for over 20 years.  She is survived by her two sons Theron Arthur Grant, III (Jennifer), Andrew Parsons Grant (Teresa), and eight grandchildren, Marissa Cherew, Nicole Cherew, Tyler Grant, Makayla Grant, Ian Grant, Arran Grant, Robby Gra ...

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Elizabeth (Liz) McGough NOV 15, 1934 - AUG 20, 2023

Elizabeth (Liz) McGough

Elizabeth Ann (Liz) Hemmes McGough, 88, passed away peacefully at Spanish Oaks Retreat on August 20 and was reunited in heaven with her beloved husband Chuck. Liz was born in Pittsburgh, PA, the daughter of Paul J. Hemmes and Mary Puhlik Hemmes.  She graduated from Penn Hills High School in Pittsburgh and received a BS degree from the University of Pittsburgh.   In 1956 Liz married Chuck and they had five sons, Michael (Gloria) of Skidaway Island, GA; Steven (Peggy) of Houston, TX; Mark (Arleen) of Westlake Village, CA; Timothy of Merrimack, NH; and Gary, deceased. In additi ...

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Page Howard Haberlin SEP 21, 1940 - AUG 20, 2023

Page Howard Haberlin

Page Howard Haberlin, died August 20, 2023 under the care of Hospice, at the age of 82 surrounded by family.  He was the son of Dr. Chester and Marion Haberlin.  Born September 21, 1940 in Bridgeport, CT. He attended Salem College, West Virginia, graduating with a B.S. degree.  After working corporate positions, he and his wife Ginny purchased a floral gift store in 1989.  He was a talented floral designer and the business grew with many corporate accounts.  In 2003, Page and Ginny sold their business and home in one month and retired to Savannah to be near their daugh ...

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Ronald Paul Williams - AUG 20, 2023

Ronald Paul Williams

Ronald Paul Williams, 73, died peacefully on Sunday, August 20, 2023, surrounded by his loving family. Ron was born on September 1, 1949, the third son of Ralph and Winola Williams at Camp Lejeune, NC.  His father, being a Marine, and his family lived in Hawaii, California and finally settled in Alexandria, VA.   He attended school there and graduated from Edison High School.  He then joined the Marines and did his time in Vietnam as a combat engineer.  After returning to Virginia, he became a carpenter and built many custom homes in both Virginia and Florida.&nb ...

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Kay B. Hirsch NOV 16, 1948 - AUG 19, 2023

Kay B. Hirsch

Kay B. Hirsch, 74, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, August 19, 2023.  The Lockhaven, PA native was a longtime resident of Wilmington Island. Kay was born on November 16, 1948 to the late Richard A. Bolopue and the late Doris Fitzsimmons Bolopue. She enjoyed traveling and scrapbooking.  Kay was a remarkable and beautiful woman. The love for her family and friends was always evident. Kay's joyful smile will long be held in the hearts of her family, friends, and all those who knew and loved her. Kay will be dearly missed by her hus ...

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James (Jim) L. McLaughlin, Jr. OCT 28, 1957 - AUG 19, 2023

James (Jim) L.  McLaughlin, Jr.

James Lawrence "Jim"  McLaughlin, Jr., 65, passed away on Saturday, August 19, 2023, at Candler Hospital. Jim is survived by two sisters, Suzanne M. VonWaldner and Erin M. Walling (Tracy); two brothers, Joe McLaughlin (Dana), and Kevin McLaughlin (Heather); and many loving cousins, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephew.  The McLaughlin family is forever grateful to La Mech Mathis and all of Jim's devoted friends from McDonough’s. Visitation will be held from 2:30 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at F ...

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Jim Lanier - AUG 18, 2023

Jim Lanier

Jim Lanier, 77, passed away peacefully and surrounded by his family on Friday, August 18th, 2023.  With his last breath on Earth came his first step in Heaven, and he is now with the Lord alongside the family and friends who were waiting there to greet him, of which there are many. James Roy Lanier was born November 9, 1945, to the late Arlene Akins Lanier and James Richard Lanier.  A member of the Jenkins High School class of 1963, Jim then attended Belhaven College on a baseball scholarship, graduating in 1967.  Belhaven not only brought him a new calling to serve the Lo ...

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Sister Donna Jo Loeper, SSJ FEB 20, 1953 - AUG 18, 2023

Sister Donna Jo Loeper, SSJ

Sister Donna Jo Loeper, SSJ, died August 18, 2023 at the age of 70. Sister Donna was the daughter of the late Donald and Mildred (Misura) Loeper; sister of Alan (Linda), Duane (Judith), Joseph (Elizabeth), Thomas (Denise), John (Veronica), and Patricia Loeper. She is also survived by nieces, a nephew, grandnephews, a grandniece and the members of her Congregation, the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, August 26, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. at  Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church, 112 Fell Street, Savannah, Georgia. ...

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Jack C. Wray JUN 03, 1945 - AUG 18, 2023

Jack C. Wray

  Jack Wray, 78, of Savannah, GA, passed away on August 17, 2023 in the presence of his loving wife Karen, after a multi-year battle with dementia.   Jack was born on June 03, 1945 to Wade N. and Nadine H. Wray in the city of Burlington, NC. After Jack graduated from Walter N. Williams High School in 1963, he pursued a degree in mathematics at Lenoir Rhyne College, Hickory, NC .    In 1969, he met Karen on a blind date while in seminary, and they married in 1971 after graduation. Jack and Karen have one son, Derek.   After graduation, he attended Lutheran Theo ...

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Cecelia Bostick Williams JAN 09, 1981 - AUG 16, 2023

Cecelia Bostick Williams

Miss Cecelia Bostick Williams    “Her Life Was A Special Occasion” Savannah, Georgia ---She was a devoted daughter of the South,  born into a Savannah family whose roots were established in 1734, a bit of history she was proud to share.  Cecelia, known to all as Cece was the spirited firstborn child of Charles Lawton Williams and Julia Bostick Jones Williams and big sister to Molly.  She came quietly into the world on January 9, 1981, and since that time she has been anything but. When Cece entered a room, everyone knew it as her voice preceded h ...

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Elmer C. (E.C.) Painter, III - AUG 16, 2023

Elmer C. (E.C.) Painter, III

The family of Elmer C. Painter, III (E.C.) of Wilmington Island, Georgia is saddened to announce his passing on August 16, 2023 at the age of 67 years. E,C. will be lovingly remembered by his wife of over forty years, Judith Gail McCrary; mother, Jean Painter; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Scott Noakes; nephew, Alex Noakes; nieces, Emily Noakes and Amber Shahan; mother-in-law, Jackie McCrary; brother and sister-in-law, Don and Linda McCrary; and nephews Ryan and Brett McCrary. E.C. was predeceased by his loving son, Evan Painter; father, Elmer Painter, Jr; and brother, Philip Pa ...

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Denise O'Brien Garbarino APR 02, 1945 - AUG 15, 2023

Denise O'Brien Garbarino

Denise O’Brien Garbarino, 78, of John’s Island, SC, passed away peacefully on August 15, 2023. Denise was born on April 2, 1945, to Dennis and Edna (Steinberg) O’Brien in Teaneck, NJ. At the age of four, Denise sadly lost her father Dennis, to a brain aneurysm. A few years later her mother, Edna, remarried to Russell Armstrong, who quickly became known as “Daddy Russ” and who many will tell you was an amazing father to Denise and whom she loved and cherished dearly.   Denise graduated from The Dwight-Englewood School in 1963 and was a graduate of Endicott ...

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Mark Sharpe AUG 28, 1957 - AUG 12, 2023

Mark Sharpe

Mark Stephen Sharpe, 65, passed away unexpectedly August 12, 2023 with his family by his side. Mark was born in Savannah, Ga on August 28, 1957 to the late Wyman H. Sharpe and Frances C. Sharpe. Mark was a lifelong resident of Savannah, attending Benedictine Military School and Georgia Southern University, while earning a bachelors degree in criminal justice. This would eventually lead Mark into a career with the Chatham County Police Department, serving honorably as a detective with the Department for 11 years. Mark, previously, was a custom home builder in Savannah. Mark, then, went on to ...

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Star Corporal Benjamin Douglas (Twin) Herron DEC 17, 1966 - AUG 11, 2023

Star Corporal Benjamin Douglas (Twin) Herron

Click here to view livestream of service beginning at 10:45 Click here to view the committal service and rending of honors for Star Corporal Benjamin Douglas Herron. The livestream will begin at 12:30 p,m. with the service expected to begin at approximately 12:45 p.m. Benjamin Douglas “Twin” Herron, 56 passed away on August 11, 2023 doing what he enjoyed most, working. He was the husband of Sherry Herron with whom he shared 33 years of marriage. This native Savannahian was born December 17, 1966. Doug was not alone, his twin brother Ben Junior who entered this world a few ...

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Sandy Bolen - AUG 11, 2023

Sandy Bolen

Sandra “Sandy” Diane Mercer Bolen, 68, passed away Friday, August 11, 2023, at Memorial Health.  She was born October 30, 1954, in Louisville, Kentucky to Forrest and Juanita Henderson Mercer.  Sandy moved to Tampa, Florida in 1981 before settling in Savannah in 1989.  She was employed by Compassion Christian Church for 10 years, where she also loved worshiping Jesus.  She is preceded in death by her brothers Donny Mercer, Kenny Mercer, and Tim Mercer. Sandy is survived by her loving husband, Pastor Jim Bolen, two daughters, Stephanie Woodruff (Todd), and ...

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Phyllis Johnson Parham MAY 15, 1932 - AUG 11, 2023

Phyllis Johnson Parham

Phyllis J. Parham, age 91, passed away August 11, 2023, in Savannah, Ga.  Phyllis was born on May 15, 1932, in Griffin, Ga, the only child of Luther Echols Johnson of Carrolton, GA, and Ella Gray Stapleton Johnson of Griffin, Ga. The family moved in 1946 from Griffin to Tavares, Fl, and then to Savannah, where Phyllis attended Commercial High School.  A longtime resident of both Thunderbolt and Wilmington Island, she was an intelligent and personable woman who co-owned and operated businesses with her husband and owned several businesses of her own for many years. She later wor ...

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Willa Katie McKenzie DEC 21, 1932 - AUG 10, 2023

Willa Katie McKenzie

Willa Katie McKenzie, 90, entered heaven on August 10, 2023. Katie was born on December 21, 1932, to the late Sarah and Joe McKenzie. She enjoyed her job as an administrative assistant for New England Life insurance company, where she worked for many years. Katie loved shopping, cooking desserts, entertaining, and spending time with her friends and family. Her joy came out of helping people. She was a member of The Sanctuary, her faith and trust in God provided strength and help in her life. Katie is preceded in death by her father, Joe McKenzie; mother, Sarah McKenzie; and brothers, Hartwe ...

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Harold J. Collins - AUG 09, 2023

Harold J. Collins

Harold J. Collins, 96, passed away August 9, 2023 at his residence. No local service will be held at this time.    ...

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Carolyn Ernest DEC 13, 1940 - AUG 08, 2023

Carolyn Ernest

Carolyn Dexter Ernest died peacefully on August 8, 2023, with her family at her bedside after a short but courageous fight with brain cancer. Carolyn, 82 years old, was born in Worchester, MA, to E. Lewis and Gertrude Loring Dexter. Carolyn’s father died in 1945 when she was four and her sister, Cynthia was seven. Their mother raised the girls working as an elementary school teacher in nearby Auburn. At school, Carolyn loved math, science, and sports. After high school, Carolyn went to nursing school and became a registered nurse in 1961. Her first nursing position was in Boston, at t ...

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Gregory Scott, Sr. SEP 20, 1956 - AUG 08, 2023

Gregory Scott, Sr.

Gregory Scott Sr. died on August 8th, 2023. Greg was a Savannah native who was born on September 20th, 1956. As a young man, Greg served as a Sheriff’s Deputy for Chatham County. He went on to complete a criminal justice degree at Armstrong State University and an MBA at Savannah State University. Greg spent many years working as a claims specialist before ultimately becoming the Risk Manager for Chatham County. While he is known to many through his jobs, Greg was, first and foremost, a family man. With Angela, his wife of forty years, he raised Gregory, Jr. and Melissa. He was also t ...

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Janet Joyce Brennan - AUG 07, 2023

Janet Joyce Brennan

Janet Marie Joyce Brennan Jan was born in Savannah, GA June 3 rd, 1946 to the late J. Read “Sunshine” Joyce and Margaret Weimar Joyce. She passed away at home surrounded by her family on August 7th, 2023. Jan attended Blessed Sacrament Catholic School and St. Vincent’s Academy until she was asked by the administration to please continue her education elsewhere. She ended up graduating from Savannah High School in 1965. Jan married Joe Brennan, also of Savannah, in 1971 and promptly moved to Taichung, Taiwan where Joe was stationed during the Vietnam War. She gave birth to ...

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Gertrude "Trudie" Andrea St. Thomas Sabogal - AUG 07, 2023


Gertrude “Trudie” Andrea St. Thomas Sabogal,70, died on Monday August 7, 2023.  Trudie was born in Perth Andover, New Brunswick, Canada.  She was the daughter of the late Hubert and Daphan (Baker) St. Thomas.  She attended the University of New Brunswick and the University of Missouri  where she received a Bachelor's Degree in Medical Technology.  At the age of 21, she moved to Savannah, Georgia where she has called home for the past  49 years.  Trudie worked at Summit Cancer Care for over 40 years where she was a dedicated medical techn ...

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Pat Kleinpeter MAR 26, 1941 - AUG 06, 2023

Pat Kleinpeter

Charles Patrick “Pat” Kleinpeter, 82, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 6, 2023. Pat was born in White Plains, NY on March 26, 1941 to Patrick Waddell Kleinpeter and Beatrice Youmans Kleinpeter. He had one brother, William “Bill” Leslie Kleinpeter. As a young boy, he played football, basketball, and baseball for the Tiger Club and took dance lessons from Marylin Youmans School of Dance. He graduated from Savannah High School in 1959 and received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Georgia Southern College. In 1966, Pat married Anita Louise ...

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Meta Maria Hogge Wright JAN 23, 1930 - AUG 06, 2023

Meta Maria Hogge Wright

Meta Maria Hogge Wright “Mimi” passed away peacefully on August 6, 2023, at her home at The Oaks Assisted Living in Pooler. She was born in Atlanta, Georgia on January 23, 1930, to Bertie Rafael Hogge and Cornele Smith Hogge. Mimi spent her youth in several Central American and Caribbean countries where her father worked for United Fruit Company. Mimi and her sister, Betsy, came to the United States to attend high school at Mount De Sales in Macon, Georgia during WWII. After graduation, she attended LSU where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority. Later, she attend ...

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Karen Sanders Kitchell JAN 09, 1952 - AUG 06, 2023

Karen Sanders Kitchell

Karen Sanders Kitchell (KK) entered Heaven and joined all the saints and angels on Sunday, August 6, after a heroic three-year battle with breast cancer. Karen was born January 9, 1952, and lived all her life in Savannah. She was always a hard worker and at the age of 13, she and friends helped run the Tiger Gym skating rink on Bee Road.  She graduated from Savannah High in 1970 and worked in the chemical industry for most of her career where she was a rock star of customer service, untangling missed orders and handling crisis calls at all hours of the day and night. KK loved fishing, ...

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Madeline Cetti AUG 01, 1944 - AUG 04, 2023

Madeline Cetti

Madeline VonWaldner Cetti, 79, died peacefully on Friday, August 4, 2023, surrounded by her loving family. Madeline was born in Savannah, one of four sisters, to John A. and Marie (Rosignol) VonWaldner. Predeceased by her big sister Elaine Smith and survived by younger sisters Anna Settipanni of Flint, Michigan and Marilyn VonWaldner of Portland, Oregon. She graduated from H. V. Jenkins high school. She was a loving wife, mother, granny and friend, loved by everyone whose lives she touched.              Madeline married the ...

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Jose Rivera NOV 25, 1966 - AUG 03, 2023

Jose Rivera

Jose Rivera, 56, died peacefully on Thursday, August 3rd, 2023 surrounded by his loving family. Jose was born in Brooklyn, New York, the 5th son of Maria C. Rivera and the late Otilio Rivera. He was educated at Jonesboro-Hodge High School, Jonesboro Louisiana class of ‘86. While attending, he joined the Louisiana National Guard. After becoming a high school graduate, he became a soldier in the United States Army. During those service years, Jose started as an Ammunitions Specialist before ending his service career as a Fire Support Specialist. He was medically discharged in 1999. Moving ...

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Mary Odom Grosse FEB 13, 1931 - JUL 30, 2023

Mary Odom Grosse

Sunday, July 30, 2023, Mary Odom Grosse died peacefully in her sleep at Spanish Oaks Retreat in Savannah, Georgia at the age of 92. Born in Evans County, Georgia, Mary worked for the FBI in Washington, DC, where she met her husband Richard (Dick) Grosse. Together they lived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Germany, New York State, and finally the last 60 years on Tybee Island, Georgia. Mary was predeceased by her husband Richard, who she loved amazingly. Her advice on marriage was this: “Love is good and sex is great, but you really have to like a person in order to have a succes ...

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Virginia Jackson Simmons JUL 05, 1920 - JUL 30, 2023

Virginia Jackson Simmons

Virginia Jackson Simmons, 103, died peacefully on Sunday, July 30, 2023. Elizabeth is survived by her children, Fred, Diane, and Cindy; grandchildren, Sandy and Edward; and great-grandchildren, Anneke and Marijke. ...

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Eileen Lobel - JUL 30, 2023

Eileen Lobel

Eileen Lobel passed away July 30, 2023, at Oaks at Savannah, under the care of hospice. Eileen Luchow Lobel, born June 13, 1929, grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She met the love of her life, Hugh Lobel in Jr High School. They married, September 9, 1951. After having two children, they moved to White Plains, NY in 1956. In her White Plains years, Eileen served the community as President of the PTA, girl scout leader, real estate broker and business owner. In 1993, Eileen and Hugh moved to The Landings, in Savannah, GA. After the death of their son, David, Eileen started “Parties with a Purpose&r ...

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Charles C.J. Fritz APR 04, 1967 - JUL 30, 2023

Charles C.J. Fritz

Charles Justin (CJ) Fritz was born April 4, 1967, in Rockledge, FL to Jane Drinkhouse and Charles F. Fritz. He grew up in Merritt Island with his mother and his older brother William Edward (Eddy) Fritz. As a child, CJ enjoyed playing baseball, roller skating, and digging tunnels in the neighborhood sandlot. In 1983, his mom remarried, and CJ gained a stepfather, Thomas DeMars, along with stepsisters Tina DeMars and Amy DeMars. CJ graduated from Merritt Island High School in 1985. In 1989, he married Susan and became a father to her 5-year-old son, Danny. The next year, they were blessed ...

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John M. Vergoz SEP 09, 1935 - JUL 30, 2023

John M. Vergoz

John McCaffer Vergoz, 87, died on July 30, 2023, from complications of dementia in the presence of his wife Gail and daughter Robin.  John was born on September 9, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York, to Agnes and Arthur Vergoz who were originally from Glasgow, Scotland. He had one brother, Ronald Arthur Vergoz who predeceased him, and one sister, Nancy Vergoz Gadzinski who survives him. He grew up in Babylon, NY, and attended public schools there. He spent a great deal of time on the Great South Bay fishing and digging clams to earn money while in school. After high school, he joined the ...

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Deanna Rose Kinnaman FEB 19, 1944 - JUL 29, 2023

Deanna Rose Kinnaman

Deanna was born on February 19, 1944 in New Rochelle, NY to Mary and Victor Cossio. She passed away peacefully at Azalealand Nursing and Rehab in Savannah, GA on July 29, 2023. She was preceded in death by both of her parents, her dear Aunt Rose Smitarello and her brother Victor Cossio. She is survived by her husband of 51 years, John Kinnaman, and nieces, Dina Cossio and Kara Cossio, a nephew, Craig Cossio, cousins in the US and Italy and beloved godson, Matthew Happel.  Deanna graduated from College of St. Elizabeth in Convent Station, NJ. She worked in various professional capacitie ...

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Avalyn Fisher Heitmann AUG 12, 1949 - JUL 28, 2023

Avalyn Fisher Heitmann

Avalyn F. Heitmann, 73, died peacefully on Friday, July 28, 2023 at Hospice House Savannah. The lifelong resident of Savannah was born on August 12, 1949. She was the daughter of the late William Joseph Fisher and Mildred Haygood Fisher. Surviving are her husband, William F. Heitmann, Jr.; and a son, William F. “Freddy”  Heitmann, III, both of Savannah. To honor Avalyn's wishes, there will be no funeral service. The family invites you to please privately celebrate her memory in your own way. We know that she will be with us all i ...

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Charles W. Osonitsch - JUL 24, 2023

 Charles W. Osonitsch

Charles William Osonitsch, a pioneering aerospace engineer and devoted family man, passed away on July 24th, 2023, at the age of 81 in Savannah, Ga. He was born on March 26th, 1942, in Queens, New York, to his loving parents Hartwin Osonitsch and Mary Osonitsch. Charles leaves behind a rich legacy, his wife, Virginia Osonitsch as well as his four beloved children: Annmarie Caccavale, Kerianne Miller, Vincent Osonitsch, and Alexander Osonitsch.  Educated at New York University, Charles achieved great heights in his academic journey, earning both a Bachelor of Science and a Master' ...

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Patsy St Lawrence NOV 27, 1945 - JUL 24, 2023

Patsy St Lawrence

Patsy St Lawrence died peacefully in her daughter’s home on Monday, July 24, 2023. Patsy was born on November 27, 1945, in Jesup, Georgia. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly and Bill Newbold; her daughter-in-law, Sherree Teston; her four much-beloved grandchildren, Katie Niven (Michael), Eva Newbold, Michael Teston, and Will Newbold; and her four much-adored great-grandchildren, Hunter Anderson, McKenzie White, Bentlee Niven, and Axel Niven. Patsy was predeceased by her son, Kerry Teston; her husband and soulmate, Al St Lawrence; her parents, Henry and Eva ...

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Agatha M. (Aggie) McCullough - JUL 23, 2023

Agatha M. (Aggie) McCullough

Agatha (Aggie) Morrison McCullough passed away on Sunday, July 23, 2023 surrounded by the love of her family. For nearly 90 years, Aggie McCullough made the world a better place and touched the lives of everyone she met. Aggie was born in Ridgeland, S.C., on August 13, 1933. In 1950, she graduated from Ridgeland High School. After moving to Savannah, she studied nursing at St. Joseph's Hospital and subsequently graduated with her nursing degree in 1953. She served on the board for Hancock Academy and was a longtime member of the Savannah Yacht Club. Aggie was precede ...

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Jacqueline Elizabeth Hood - JUL 23, 2023

Jacqueline Elizabeth Hood

Jacqueline Elizabeth Graham Hood, 89, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2023.  She was born March 18, 1934, in Denver, Colorado to the late Harold and Elizabeth Graham.  Mrs. Hood was a longtime member of White Bluff Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir, and was a member of the Mary and Martha Circle.  She worked in the office of the church, and for Crawford & Company for many years.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Wade Lee Hood. She is survived by her sons, Randell Hood (Rose), and Mike Hood (Judy), her daughter, Wendy C ...

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Benjamin Collins - JUL 22, 2023

Benjamin Collins

Benjamin Collins, 77, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2023 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  He was born March 7, 1946 to the late Benjamin Grant and Marie Banks.  Mr. Collins worked for the I.L.A. 1414 for over 20 years, and was a member of Bull Street Baptist Church.  He is survived by his wonderful wife, who loved him very much, Janet C. Collins, four daughters, Denise, Natasha, Ivory, and Gina, one son, Nick, two sisters, Margaret, Brenda, one brother, Gibb, and several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. The Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, July 26, 2023 a ...

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Shirley Ann Ard - JUL 22, 2023

Shirley Ann Ard

Shirley Ann Harvey Ard, 78, MeMe as she was known to her family, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2023 at Memorial Health.  She was born in Savannah, GA to the late Jordan and Mary Priester Harvey.  Mrs. Ard worked for many years at Sweet Dreams, an ice cream shop on the Tybee Island Pier.  She was known to many as “The Ice Cream Lady”.  She loved her job and meeting new people everyday from all over the world.     In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Ard, Sr., her daughter, Georgianna Ard, and son, Raymon ...

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Rebecca Jean Jahn - JUL 22, 2023

Rebecca Jean Jahn

Rebecca Walker Jahn “Becky Jean Walker”, 84, went to glory in the hereafter Saturday, July 22, 2023, at her home in Richmond Hill, Georgia. She was born December 8th, 1938, in Screven County, Georgia to the late Raymond and Anna Howard Walker. She graduated from St. Mary’s Academy in Arlington, Virginia and soon after married her husband Donald Richard Jahn. They met on a blind date at a Navy Academy Ball and have been dedicated to each other and God - lovingly married for 66 years.  Becky Jahn was a rare gem of a woman who loved the Lord with all ...

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Cheryl Rene Latimer - JUL 22, 2023

Cheryl Rene Latimer

Cheryl Rene Latimer, 72, passed away Saturday, July 22, 2023 at Candler Hospital.  Per her request, there will be no local service.    ...

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Susan Gay Stephens Foley NOV 07, 1948 - JUL 21, 2023

Susan Gay Stephens Foley

Susan Gay Stephens Foley, 74, died peacefully in her home on Friday, July 21, 2023, surrounded by her friends and family. Susie was also affectionately known as Mom and Nanna by her family. Susie was born in Savannah on November 7, 1948, to parents William Henry Stephens and Pearl Olliff. She grew up in Twin City, Georgia before moving to Savannah for most of her adult life. She retired from Savannah Electric after working for many years. Susan is survived by her husband, George Foley; children, Jeffry Carter, Mitch Foley, and Dawn Foley-Nix; grandchildren, Carter, Ryan, and Caden; and sist ...

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Thomas Clouse Madison, Sr. APR 19, 1929 - JUL 20, 2023

Thomas Clouse Madison, Sr.

Thomas C. Madison died peacefully July 20, 2023 at Summer Breeze Senior Living. He was born in Savannah on April 19, 1929, attended the Waters Avenue School, and was a 1947 graduate of Benedictine Military School. He served during the Korean Conflict in 1952 and 1953, and as he said many times, successfully kept the North Koreans out of Tennessee. His working career began at the Central of Georgia Railroad as a fireman on steam engines, which he remembered fondly, though it was hard work. After several years, he was able to qualify as an Engineer. During that time, he married Joan Cartwright, ...

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John O. Reed APR 23, 1959 - JUL 20, 2023

John O. Reed

John O. Reed, 64, of Savannah Ga passed away peacefully on July 20, 2023 at Candler St. Joseph Hospital after a brief illness.   He was the beloved son of the late James O. Reed and Barbara Dawn Smith Reed of Rome, Georgia.   Upon John’s graduation from Darlington School in Rome, GA., he joined the U.S. Navy in 1982 serving his country and traveling the world.  Upon his discharge, he attended and graduated from State University of New York at Albany with an Associate of Science in Military Science and then from Temple University in 1992 with a degree in geograph ...

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Ralph Heinze DEC 06, 1933 - JUL 20, 2023

Ralph Heinze

Ralph A. Heinze, age 89, died peacefully in Savannah, Georgia on Thursday, July 20, 2023. He is survived by his children, Susan Taylor of Savannah, Georgia and Bob Heinze of San Clemente, California; son-in-law Paul Taylor; daughter-in-law, Julie Heinze; and five grandchildren, Will (Madi) Heinze and great-granddaughter, Georgia; Elizabeth Heinze; Clay Heinze; Sean (Kate) Taylor; and Natalie (Domenic) Scavola. Ralph was born in Chicago, Illinois and attended the University of Arizona where he met the lady who would forever change his life, Ann, who preceded him in death in 2012. Ralph&nb ...

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Connie Yvonne Cleary - JUL 19, 2023

Connie Yvonne Cleary

Connie Yvonne Cleary, 58, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 19, 2023. Connie was born in Savannah, GA, the eldest daughter of Michael A. Cleary, Sr., and Cheryl Vause Cleary. She grew up in Marietta, GA. She worked as mortgage processor for many years.  In addition to her parents, Connie leaves behind two sisters, Karen Albanese (Scott Allen) and Tonya Loyd (Jay); a brother, Michael A. Cleary, Jr. (Brandy); nieces and nephews, Marisa Albanese, Ryan Loyd, Madison Loyd, and Dylan, Zachary, and Noah Cleary; several aunts, uncles, and cousins; and her beloved dog, Archie.  Conn ...

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