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

John R.

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

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

Betty Lanier Tillman

Betty Lanier Tillman, 88, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020 at Candler Hospital. The family will have a private graveside service at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens. ...

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

Charles Scott Rogers

Charles “Scott” Rogers, 58, passed away Saturday, November 28, 2020. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.   ...

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Shirley Parish Oelschig - NOV 26, 2020

Shirley Parish Oelschig

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

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

N. Carson Branan

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

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James A. Mohs - NOV 26, 2020

James A. Mohs

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

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

James Francis Poe

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

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Lau Thi Trinh Hoang - NOV 24, 2020

Lau Thi Trinh Hoang

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

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

Ralph S.

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

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

Ann Desbouillons Morgan Altman

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

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

Glorian Patricia Hiers

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

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

Myrle H.

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

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John Mark Campbell - NOV 23, 2020

John Mark Campbell

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

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Marco J. Polito - NOV 21, 2020

Marco J. Polito

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

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Emily Haynes Vinke - NOV 20, 2020

Emily Haynes Vinke

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

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

Joseph Wesley Daniel, III

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

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

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

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

Fred J. Kitchens, Jr.

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

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Brian L. Millhoff - NOV 17, 2020

Brian L. Millhoff

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

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Jerry Oostlander APR 03, 1952 - NOV 17, 2020

Jerry Oostlander

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

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

Gregory S.

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

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

Lawrence Edward Gaudry, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

Kenneth R.

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

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Lonnie Kessler Morgan - NOV 13, 2020

Lonnie Kessler Morgan

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

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James Stanley Waters - NOV 13, 2020

James Stanley Waters

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

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Kevin James Trainor - NOV 13, 2020

Kevin James Trainor

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

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

John Kent VanGuelpen

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

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Elizabeth S. Martin - NOV 11, 2020

Elizabeth S. Martin

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

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Thi Van Pham - NOV 10, 2020

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

Mrs. Andrew L. Mund, Jr.

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

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

Guy D. Randolph, Jr.

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

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

Patricia Martin Smith

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

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

Evelyn Bell Stafford Carter

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

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

Lewis Copeland Tate

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

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

Renay Elizabeth McClain

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

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Charles B. McGough - NOV 06, 2020

Charles B. McGough

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

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

Lewis Bradford Burgett

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

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

David G. Visser

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

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

Thomas David Williams

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

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

Mark Alan Case

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

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


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

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

Hillis Carroll Stivers

After short battle with dementia, Hillis C. Stivers passed away in his sleep on November 2, 2020.
Hillis was born in Eminence KY in 1941 to Owen and Geneva Stivers. He was the third child of 7.  At the young age of 17 he decided to enlisted in the US Army.  He dedicated 21 years of service to his country.  After serving two tours in Vietnam he returned and quickly rose to the rank of Command Sargent Major (CSM E9) before retiring in 1978.  His exemplary service was recognized across the spans of his two decade career with numerous honors and accommodations.
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Homer Shu Yung Chang MAR 10, 1936 - NOV 01, 2020

Homer Shu Yung Chang

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

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

Craig Harris Powell

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

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Eunice Smith Saxon - OCT 30, 2020

Eunice Smith Saxon

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

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

Matthew Lee Young

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

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

Alan Donald Clark

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

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Mrs. Catherine H. Lacroix - OCT 27, 2020

Mrs. Catherine H. Lacroix

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

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Nancy Kaye Miles - OCT 26, 2020

Nancy Kaye Miles

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

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Leah Beasley - OCT 25, 2020

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Betty Newsome Orvin - OCT 25, 2020

Betty Newsome Orvin

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

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Shirley Collins Denhard - OCT 24, 2020

Shirley Collins Denhard

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

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

Curtis A. Carver, Sr.

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

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Lee L. Vanatta - OCT 21, 2020

Lee L. Vanatta

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

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

Julianna (Julie) Havens Rittmeyer

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

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Donald Keith Ray - OCT 19, 2020

Donald Keith Ray

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

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

Christopher Brian Edwards

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

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Joseph Edward Anckner - OCT 18, 2020

Joseph Edward Anckner

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

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William J. Grant - OCT 16, 2020

William J. Grant

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

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Dorothy Poston DEC 24, 1935 - OCT 15, 2020

Dorothy Poston

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

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

Barbara Cowan Anchors

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

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Philip Michael Campbell - OCT 14, 2020

Philip Michael Campbell

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

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

Ruth E. Workman

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

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

Wilma Ruth Wheat Thacker

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

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

John H. Baker, III (Johnny)

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

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

Bobby Joe Moneyhan

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

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

Karen C. Lindholm

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

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

Brenda Cloud McIntire

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

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

Sylvia Keith Lloyd

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

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David Walter "Pappy" Cornelius - OCT 10, 2020

David Walter

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

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Martha D. Quinney - OCT 10, 2020

Martha D. Quinney

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

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Ganell "Nell" Mixon Butler - OCT 10, 2020


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

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

Warren Shupe Youmans

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

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Phillip L. Hall - OCT 09, 2020

Phillip L. Hall

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

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

John Alexander George, Jr.

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

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


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

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

James Elliott Stephens

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

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

Evelyn Lefevre Bruyette

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

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Mary Barton Clapp - OCT 04, 2020

Mary Barton Clapp

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

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

Manning Miles Goldsmith Jr.

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

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

Richard Allen Myers

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

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

Cheryl Wagner Baynard

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

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

Shannon Formby Fillmore Gassen

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

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Betty Glisson Vinall - OCT 01, 2020

Betty Glisson Vinall

Betty June (Glisson) Vinall, 91, passed away on Thursday, October 1, 2020 at Sunabella of Savannah. Betty was so blessed to have the staff at Sunabella of Savannah and the wonderful nurses of Affinis Hospice take care of all her needs prior to her transition. Some of her fondest memories included her youth spent in the Old Fort section of Savannah where she enjoyed roller skating down the hill on Bay Street and jumping the railroad tracks. She fell in love with and married an Iowa farm boy while he was in the service here during WW2.  They spent 74 years together before he passed in ...

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Catherine Jiran Smith DEC 23, 1924 - OCT 01, 2020

Catherine Jiran Smith

Catherine Jiran Smith passed on October 1, 2020 in Johnesborough, Tennessee at the age of 95. Ms. Smith was born on December 23, 1924 in Savannah, Georgia to her parents, Victor and Catherine Jiran. She married Norman E. Smith in 1946 and lived the majority of her married life in Orlando, Florida. She is remembered for her loving service to others as a wife, mother, caretaker, and grandmother. Ms. Smith is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Howard and Donna Smith of Telford, Tennessee; her grandsons, Bryan Smith of Orlando, Florida and Kevin Smith of Athens, Georgia; her brother, M ...

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Freddie Hull MAY 27, 1942 - OCT 01, 2020

Freddie Hull

Freddie Hull, Sr., 78, was born May 27, 1942 in Savannah, Chatham County; Georgia to the late Sam and Flossie Hull.  He attended public schools in Savannah, Georgia.  Freddie worked many years for Diamond Manufacturing.  He was a rigger and very skilled crane operator.  Eventually, he owned and operated a landscaping business.  Later on, he met the love of his life, Cathy DeLoach, and they married February 21, 1991. Freddie loved God which led him to study the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses.  On July 15, 2000 he dedicated his life to serving Jehovah God a ...

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Julia (Peggy) Brown NOV 09, 1934 - SEP 29, 2020

Julia (Peggy) Brown

Julia (Peggy) Brown, 85, passed away Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at Memorial University Medical Center after a long illness. Julia was preceded in death by her husband, Wilmer Jackson Brown and her oldest daughter, Brenda Joyce Schiller. She is survived by her daughter, Susan Guarin (Alex); three sons, Donald Brown, Allen Brown, Jerry Brown; granddaughters, Shannon Richardson (Josh), Samantha Shinall; grandsons, Wesley Schiller, Christopher Shinall, and her great-granddaughter, Elizabeth Brown A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Corinth Baptist C ...

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Kaye Stafford Martin - SEP 27, 2020

Kaye Stafford Martin

Kaye Stafford Martin, 78, passed away Sunday, September 27, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family.  She was born October 5, 1941 in Claxton, GA to the late Durward and Georgia Tippins Stafford.  Mrs. Martin was a 1959 graduate of Savannah High School where she was a cheerleader during her junior and senior years, and also attended Armstrong College.  She was an active member of Trinity Chapel United Methodist Church on Tybee Island where she was a part of a group of ladies that loved to sew, making many things such as Christening gowns, wall hangings, quilts, and decorating ...

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Carolyn Boyd Robertson APR 03, 1927 - SEP 27, 2020

Carolyn Boyd Robertson

Ms. Carolyn Boyd Robertson, age 93, died peacefully on Sunday, September 27, 2020, with family by her side.  Carolyn was born April 3, 1927 in Greenville, Florida.  In high school she played guard in basketball for four years.  She lived in Thomasville, Georgia over 60 years and worked for the Georgia State Department of Vocational Rehabilitation until retirement at age 62.  She was a longtime member of Dawson Street Baptist Church in Thomasville where she made many lifelong friendships.  She moved to Savannah, Georgia in 2011 to be close to her son’s family. ...

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Noreen Schultz Perry JAN 22, 1967 - SEP 26, 2020

Noreen Schultz Perry

Noreen Schultz Perry, 53, passed away Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Hospice Savannah. She was born on January 22, 1967 in Toledo, Ohio.  Noreen lived in Temperance, Michigan until 2018 at which time the family relocated to Savannah, Ga.  She and her sister enjoyed spending time together on Tybee Island, walking through the old town & parks.  She loved to take trips with the family out West, especially old Route 66.  Surviving are her father and mother, Norman and Mary Schultz and sister, Nicole Garrett. Noreen was thankful for all the love and prayers from fa ...

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Susan H. Morris - SEP 26, 2020

Susan H. Morris

Susan Hauser Morris, 63, of Midway, Georgia, fell peacefully asleep in death on Saturday, September 26th, 2020 after a long illness. A private burial was held on Wednesday, September 30. Susan grew up on Tybee Island and was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Louise Hauser and her brother, Roger Hauser. She is survived by her brother Larry Hauser, her niece Lauren Sadkin, nephew David Hauser and sisters-in-law, Leslie Hauser and Donna Clark. In addition to loving her family, she cherished her pets and had a passion for rescuing and fostering homeless pets for adoption. Rememb ...

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Kathleen K. Millhoff - SEP 25, 2020

Kathleen K. Millhoff

Kathleen Ann Knudsen Millhoff, 71, passed away Friday, September 25, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  She was born in Chicago, Illinois to the late James and Patricia Knudsen.  Kathleen was retired from the Guam Department of Education after 20 years of service. She was of the Baha’i faith, and was a Baha’i Pioneer for 37 years.  She was also a member of the American Association for the Blind. Surviving are her husband of almost 50 years, Brian L. Millhoff, two daughters, Krishna Asma Millhoff (Lisa Cunningham), and Rivka Anna Millhoff (Pablo B. Reinundo), th ...

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Baby Oliver "Ollie" Nikolas Jackson SEP 25, 2020 - SEP 25, 2020

Baby Oliver

Baby Oliver “Ollie” Nikolas Jackson, beloved son of Deborah and Albert Jackson, brother to Charles Hurst, Michael Evans, Madison White, Naomi Evans, Ryker Jackson, Teigen Jackson, Kai Jackson, Kcë Jackson, and grandson to Denise Phillips, was born sleeping on September 25, 2020 at Memorial Health University Medical Center. Our lives were touched by his struggle to be here, and the joyful surprise that we got to know him at all. Please keep us in your thoughts as we prepare for his memorial and coming to terms with our lives here without him. There will be a memorial service ...

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Martha Graham Poole MAR 04, 1937 - SEP 23, 2020

Martha Graham Poole

Martha Graham Poole, 83, passed away on Wednesday, September 23, 2020.  The Tuscaloosa, AL native was born on March 4, 1937 to the late Robert and Sarah Graham. Martha graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in elementary education. After graduation, Martha taught school in Sylacauga, AL and later in Fort Benning, GA. In 1962, Martha traveled to Schweinfurt, Germany where she taught in the Army Dependent School System; she then moved to New Orleans, LA where she taught at Sam Barth Private School for Boys. While in New Orleans, Martha was reunited with her future husband ...

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Sandra Carter Kent - SEP 22, 2020

Sandra Carter Kent

Sandra Carter Kent, 78, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, September 22, 2020.  She died as she lived, surrounded by her loving family. Sandra was born in Bloomingdale, Georgia, the youngest daughter of John Alexander and Cora (Orendorff) Carter. After graduating from Savannah High School in 1960, Sandra began a storied career serving Savannah’s legal community that spanned more than 50 years.  Most precious to Sandra were the 30+ years she worked with Judge Gregory V. Sapp. Sandra started working with Greg in 1990, when he was a fourth-year associate attorney.  ...

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Malcolm Blair White APR 16, 1944 - SEP 21, 2020

Malcolm Blair White

Malcolm “Mal” Blair White, 76 of Metter, Georgia, passed away on September 21, 2020. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on April 16, 1944 and was the son of the late Daniel Arthur White, Jr. & Berta Catherine White. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Kathryn McNeal White; daughters Kristina Marie White and Ashley Miller Taylor (Charles); son William Daniel White (Denna); 5 grandchildren Kendle and Katie-Blair White, Brock and Emmeline Taylor, and Ian Evans (Brianna). Mal graduated from Newton South High School in South Yarmouth, Massachusetts in 1962. After high s ...

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Margaret Madison Hatch SEP 20, 1931 - SEP 20, 2020

Margaret Madison Hatch

Margaret Madison Hatch, 89, of Savannah, Georgia died Sunday, September 20, 2020, at Memorial University Medical Center after a short illness.  Margaret was born September 20, 1931, the second of four children born to Percy L. and Margaret A. Madison.  She graduated from Savannah High School in 1949 and Armstrong State Junior College in 1951.  Margaret worked for The Savannah Bank for several years and, in 1956, she married Roddy J. Hatch, Jr. Margaret is predeceased by her parents, a brother, William Madison, and daughters Mary and Jane Hatch.  She is survived by h ...

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Louise W.D. Merriman MAY 23, 1926 - SEP 20, 2020

Louise W.D. Merriman

Louise W. D. Merriman was born on the 23 of May 1926 in Hagerstown, MD, to Lloyd and Mary Dahlhamer. Mom was one of six children. She graduated from Hagerstown High School in 1944. While working at the telephone company, she felt a call to serve her country in the field of nursing. So, she left home at age 19, came to Savannah and enrolled in a U.S. military nurses training program at Warren A. Candler Hospital School of Nursing, then located on E. Huntington St. However, the War ended before she graduated, and the demand for military nurses declined, so Mom decided to enter civilian nursin ...

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Teresa F. Ruiz APR 11, 1939 - SEP 18, 2020

Teresa F. Ruiz

Teresa Fernandez Ruiz, 81, passed away Friday, September 18, 2020 at Hospice House.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Joseph Manuel Ruiz and her parents, Alvaro and Rita Fernandez. She was a longtime communicant of St. James The Less Catholic Church, and retired from the Department of Labor as an Investigator.   She was a member of the Latin American Club. She enjoyed her crafts, gradening, and friends at the Knights of Columbus. Surviving are her children, Anita Conway (Cary), Rosalie Ruiz-Grotto (Billy), Angie Ruiz, Joey Ruiz, and grandchildren, Trey ...

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Susan Anita Barrow SEP 08, 1972 - SEP 18, 2020

Susan Anita Barrow

Ms. Susan Anita Barrow, age 48, died September 18, 2020 at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.  The Chatham County native was a resident of Claxton, Georgia. Surviving are her fiancé, James Engle of Claxton; her father, Bobby Barrow of Ellabell; and other relatives. A memorial service will be held at a later date. ...

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Gertrude Edenfield Watson FEB 01, 1929 - SEP 17, 2020

Gertrude Edenfield Watson

Gertrude Edenfield Watson, 91, died Thursday, September 17, 2020.  The Twin City, GA native was born on February 1, 1929 to the late Troy and Annie Edenfield. She moved to Savannah in 1947 and was employed by Union Camp Corporation for more than forty-five years. Gertrude was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and was very active in the Alee Shrine Ladies Auxiliary, as well as the Patrol Ladies Auxiliary. In addition to her parents, Gertrude was predeceased by her husband, Elwood R. Watson, Jr.; son-in-law, William Henry “Chip” Woods, Jr.; three brothers, Herbert, Herma ...

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Barbara Bacon Creaser OCT 15, 1950 - SEP 17, 2020

Barbara Bacon Creaser

Barbara Bacon Creaser, 69, passed away on September 17, 2020 surrounded by her family. Barbara was born on October 15, 1950 and was the daughter of Ruby Benson Bacon and the late Harry Marcus Bacon, Sr. She was a life-long resident of Savannah. Barbara graduated from Savannah Country Day School in 1968. She received her BS in Elementary Education from Armstrong State College in 1972 and her Master of Education from Georgia Southern College in 1975. In 1992, she was honored by the Coastal Area Georgia Learning Resource Service as Teacher of the Year being selected from nominations ma ...

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Daniel (Dan) Leigh Locklear, Sr. JAN 09, 1961 - SEP 17, 2020

Daniel (Dan) Leigh Locklear, Sr.

Daniel (Dan) Leigh Locklear, Sr., 59, passed away Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center.  He was born January 9, 1961 in Ober Munchen, Federal Republic of Germany.  Dan worked for Dorsey Trucking Company in Pooler, Georgia.  He was a retired Staff Sergeant of the USAF Georgia National Guard.  He attended schools at Tybee Island, Georgia, Lexington, Kentucky, Hinesville, Georgia, Fort Ord, California, Frankfurt, Federal Republic of Germany, and graduated from high school in Fairfax County, Virginia.  Dan enjoyed traveling and learning about all the pla ...

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Robert (Bob) Pettibone Gilbert Jr. FEB 14, 1944 - SEP 17, 2020

Robert (Bob) Pettibone Gilbert Jr.

Robert (Bob) Pettibone Gilbert Jr. died peacefully on September 17. Bob was born on Valentine’s Day, 1944, in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago. He spent happy summers in Pentwater, Michigan. He graduated from Evanston Township High School in 1962 and Dartmouth College, where he was a brother in the Sigma Nu fraternity, in 1966. He volunteered for military service and enlisted in the Army, but quickly made his way into Officer Candidate School and rose to become a First Lieutenant. He was honorably discharged after serving most of his tour in Germany, where he would meet the love ...

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Norvin Harris Eubank, Jr. APR 07, 1935 - SEP 17, 2020

Norvin Harris Eubank, Jr.

Norvin Harris Eubank, Jr., 85, died Thursday, September 17, 2020. A Memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow in the church garden.  Please visit to sign our online guestbook. ...

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Bernard "Butch" Lowenthal AUG 04, 1932 - SEP 16, 2020


Butch Lowenthal, 88, died Wednesday, September 16, 2020.  Butch was born on August 4, 1932 to the late Mildred and Bernard P. Lowenthal. He was a graduate of Benedictine Military School, Class of 1950. Butch was Director of Human Resources for Southern Nitrogen, Kaiser Agriculture Chemicals and IMC Global for a total of more than forty years. Butch was a past member of the Irish Heritage Society and a member of the Sinn Fein Society. He was a charter member of The Knights of Columbus, Council 5588, former member of Georgia National Guard, past president of the Chatham Artillery Asso ...

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David Lee Miller MAR 29, 1955 - SEP 16, 2020

David Lee Miller

David Lee Miller, 65, of Savannah, GA, died September 16, 2020. He was born March 29, 1955, in Indianapolis, Indiana, raised by Harold and Janice Soots. Dave joined the U.S. Coast Guard in 1976 and served as part of the Search and Rescue mission for five years at Hunter Army Airfield, Savannah. Graduated from Armstrong State College in 1983. He worked at Gulfstream, GE, CRSS, and then was an entrepreneur in many technological areas. Present Day, he was a Delivery Service Provider for Amazon in Port Wentworth, where he was very proud of his many employees and their accomplishments. ...

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Thomas Ardis Hedrick, Jr. MAR 23, 1948 - SEP 15, 2020

Thomas Ardis Hedrick, Jr.

Thomas Ardis Hedrick, Jr. passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, September 15, 2020.  Born on March 23, 1948 in Johnstown, PA to Thomas Ardis Hedrick, Sr. and Jane House Hedrick, Tom was the oldest of four siblings, and lived most of his life in the Northeast.  At Westmont Hilltop High School in Johnstown, Tom was a student leader, Co-Captain of the football team, and President of the Key Club and of the Chorus.  Gifted with a beautiful voice, Tom performed as Captain von Trapp in the school’s production of The Sound of Music. Tom attended Franklin & Marshall ...

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Frank S. Demcsak SEP 23, 1936 - SEP 15, 2020

Frank S. Demcsak

Frank S. Demcsak, 83, passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Memorial Health University Hospital.  He was born September 23, 1936 in Elizabeth, New Jersey to the late Antionette and Emil Demcsak.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Stephen Demcsak. Frank graduated from Hillside High School, Hillside, N.J., and then served in the U.S. Army for two years, where he received a sharpshooter medal.  He was a skilled carpenter and owned his own business, F&D Alterations until he retired for health reasons in 1990.  After retirement he moved to Davenport, FL where ...

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Randy Rhea Niemann NOV 08, 1985 - SEP 13, 2020

Randy Rhea Niemann

Randy Rhea Niemann, 34, formerly of Frankfort, passed away September 13, 2020 in Savannah, GA. He was born November 8, 1985 in Lafayette, Ind. to Donald R. and Diane (Ely) Niemann.  Randy graduated from Frankfort High School in 2004 where he was a member of the swim team, was a local lifeguard and worked in the kitchen at Wesley Manor. Following high school, he moved to Savannah in 2004 where he went to Savannah College of Art Design and also became an accomplished bartender.  He bartended for Top Deck, Social, Churchill’s, Murphy’s, and Molly MacPherson’s Scotti ...

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John Scott III - SEP 11, 2020

John Scott III

John Scott III, 96, died peacefully on Friday September 11, the date of his would be 72nd anniversary. His loving wife, Yvonne, preceded him in death two years ago. John was born in Whitinsville, MA, son of John Scott Jr and Jane Dundas Scott. At seven years of age, his family moved to Elizabethton, TN where he spent his early years before attending Georgia Tech. His studies were interrupted when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy to become a naval aviator. Flying Hellcats and Corsairs, he was training for night fighter operations when WWII ended. Thereafter, he returned to Georgia Tech and compl ...

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Ernestine Estill - SEP 10, 2020

Ernestine Estill

Ernestine Alice Stanley Estill, 93, passed away Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  She was born July 12, 1927 in Guyton, GA to the late Paul M. and Ethel Hurst Stanley.  Mrs. Estill was of the Baptist faith and was a homemaker.     She was preceded in death by her husband, George Estill, and her daughter, Kathryn Wheeler. Surviving are her son, Knowles Shaw Hamrick, III, two daughters, Karen Cowart, and Donna Brantley, all of Savannah.  Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Jeff Vanscooter, Laura Palmer, Angela Tidwell, Leslie Wh ...

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William Kirkpatrick "Kirk" Middleton - SEP 10, 2020

William Kirkpatrick

William Kirkpatrick “Kirk” Middleton, 71, passed away at his home on September 10, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his parents, DeVane and Enzell Middleton of Effingham County, GA.  He graduated from Effingham County High School and attended South Georgia College.  Kirk later served as a Chatham County Deputy Sheriff in the State Court and later worked for the City of Tybee. He is survived by his loving daughter, Angie Middleton Anderson (Patrick Overstreet) and granddaughter, Ruby Anderson, brother, King Middleton (Linda), and niece, Greta (Justin) Cribbs. ...

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Jack Kaster FEB 03, 1929 - SEP 08, 2020

Jack Kaster

Jack Kaster died September 8, 2020 at age 91 at his home of 28 years in Savannah, Georgia, after living 24 years in New Canaan, Connecticut. He was a senior executive for 33 years with IBM when the revolution of computer technology began, and then spent 30 years leading charitable organizations when he retired in 1987. John Alden Kaster was born February 3, 1929 in Humboldt, Wisconsin in his grandfather’s farmhouse, a few miles from Green Bay to Carl C. Kaster and Marie G. (nee Tielens) Kaster. He married Joan Claire Skogg, also of Green Bay, on April 16, 1955. They recently celebrate ...

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Dr. Earl L. Shook, Jr. MAR 24, 1924 - SEP 08, 2020

Dr. Earl L. Shook, Jr.

Dr. Earl Lester Shook,Jr., 96, of Asheville, N.C. and briefly Savannah, GA, peacefully entered into eternal rest on September 8, 2020.  Earl was son of the late Earl Lester and Lois Myers Shook of Barberton, Ohio.  Following graduation from Barberton High School, Earl began his college studies to become a cartoonist at Ohio State University. While there, he enlisted in the United States Army to serve in WWII at just 19 years of age. He tested, trained as a medic and soon discovered a love for helping people and a passion for medicine. It was a superior officer who, at the end of ...

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Robert Edward Fogarty, Esq. - SEP 07, 2020

Robert Edward Fogarty, Esq.

Robert Edward Fogarty, Esq., 75, passed away Monday, September 7, 2020 at his residence.  Due to the pandemic, a funeral service will not be held at this time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Village Library, 1 Skidaway Village Walk, Savannah, GA 31411.   ...

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Ellen Lynn Olson DEC 22, 1936 - SEP 07, 2020

Ellen Lynn Olson

Ellen Lynn Olson peacefully passed into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on the morning of September 7, 2020 at home with her husband at her side. Ellen was born in Viroqua, Wisconsin on December 22, 1936.  She was the only child of Francis Robert Clark and Bessie Seime Clark. She grew up in small town, rural mid-America singing in church, school choirs, and at weddings about town.  She graduated from Viroqua High School in 1954 on the cheerleading squad and capable of beating most boys at school if they cared to play a round of golf. Ellen graduated from St. Olaf College ...

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H. Mitchell Dunn, Jr. JAN 10, 1931 - SEP 06, 2020

H. Mitchell Dunn, Jr.

Henry Mitchell Dunn, Jr., respected lawyer, quiet philanthropist and invaluable friend, died September 6 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  He was 89.  Son of Henry Mitchell Dunn and Eleanor Doyle Dunn, Mitchell was a graduate of The Lawrenceville School in Princeton, NJ and the University of Virginia in 1953. After serving in the U.S. Army at Fort Gordon, in Augusta, GA, he went on to earn a law degree from the University of Georgia and in 1959 a  Masters in Taxation from New York University, Phi Delta Phi. Following graduation from NYU, Mitchell joined the law firm Connera ...

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Brad H. Harvill APR 20, 1939 - SEP 06, 2020

Brad H. Harvill

Brad Harvill, born Bradford Harris Harvill in Warner Robins, GA on April 4, 1939, passed away peacefully on September 6, 2020. Brad was the son of the late William and Lillie Whitaker Harvill. He was predeceased by his brothers, William, Samuel, and Douglas Harvill. He is survived by sisters, Betty Ann Cushman and Willie Kay Wilkerson and several nieces and nephews. Brad worked in the dry-cleaning business most of his life. In the early 90’s Brad moved to Savannah and managed Ardsley Park Cleaners. Brad will be missed by his Ardsley Park Cleaners family and his caregivers for the last tw ...

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Sandra W. Wallace JUL 21, 1944 - SEP 06, 2020

Sandra W. Wallace

Snellville, GA - Mrs. Sandra W. Wallace, age 76, died September 6, 2020.  The Savannah native was a resident of Snellville, Georgia.  She was retired from inside sales with General Electric and was of the Methodist faith.  She loved her family dearly. Surviving are her husband, Ronald Wallace of Snellville; two sons, Bill Wallace (Valerie) of Birmingham, Alabama and Brian Wallace (Susan) of Medina, Tennessee; a sister, Brenda Askew of Gainesville, Georgia; a brother, Henry “Bubba” Wainwright of Atlanta, Georgia; and her grandchildren, Will, Lacy, and Hailey Wallac ...

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John David Lacy JUL 15, 1982 - SEP 06, 2020

John David Lacy

John David Lacy, 38, passed away Sunday, September 6, 2020 in Clearwater, Florida. John was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia, July 15, 1982. He was a graduate of Nicolas High School, class of 2000 in Summerville, West Virginia. John loved animals and children. He had a kind and loving heart, loved to laugh, and have fun. He was taken to soon and will be deeply missed. Surviving are his mother, Cynthia Lacy Martin and stepfather, Charles Martin of Clearwater, FL; daughter, Destiny Faith Arnold of West Virginia; uncle, Frank David Lacy of Texas; aunts, Becky Lacy and Netta Lacy of Savanna ...

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Paulina G. Tawil - SEP 05, 2020

Paulina G. Tawil

Paulina Tawil, 53, lost her long, courageous fight with metastatic breast cancer on Saturday, September 5, 2020. She passed away in her Savannah home surrounded by her loving family. Paulina was born in Miami, FL to Jesus and Pauline Gutierrez on January 12, 1967.  She was a devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend who found joy in being surrounded by her loved ones. She was a Catholic school teacher for 22 years and an active member of the Catholic Church.  She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Tyrone, and her four children Francesca, Daniela, Gabriela and Jordi ...

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Jeanne Marie Albert MAY 20, 1966 - SEP 04, 2020

Jeanne Marie Albert

Jeanne Marie Albert, 54, of Tybee Island, Georgia, passed away on the morning of September 4, 2020. A native of Rochester, NY, she was born on May 20, 1966, the daughter of Lawrence (Larry) and Susan Shaw. After leaving high school, Jeanne Marie served her country in the US Navy on USS Canopus AS-34, a submarine tender, as a dental hygienist for three years, from 1985 to 1988. Jeanne Marie loved reading, and writing poems and short stories, and was a very   creative photographer. Two of her favorite pastimes were riding her bike to her favorite beach on Tybee Island which she na ...

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Georgia R. Carter - SEP 03, 2020

Georgia R. Carter

Georgia Louise Roberts Carter, 101, passed away Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Summer Breeze, where she lived independently in a cottage. She was born May 26, 1919 in Jacksonville, Florida to the late Sydney and Emily Williams Roberts.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eustace Clifton Carter, Sr.  She was a charter member of White Bluff United Methodist Church, and was active in Eastern Star for many years.  Mrs. Carter was a lifelong homemaker, where she raised her three children, and enjoyed growing flowers.  Surviving are two da ...

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Troy David Camburn - SEP 03, 2020

Troy David Camburn

Troy David Camburn, 59, passed away suddenly Thursday, September 3, 2020.  Surviving are his mother Patricia, sister Anna, brother Todd (John Fiore) Camburn, and beloved cat Lilly.  A private memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Coastal Pet Rescue of Savannah, 7430 Thomas Ave., Savannah, GA 31406 ( or Capital Area Humane Society of Lansing, 7095 West Grand River Ave., Lansing, MI 48906 (    ...

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Richard O'Connor APR 01, 1941 - SEP 03, 2020

Richard O'Connor

Click here to view via St. James livestream Click here to view via St. James facebook Richard O’Connor died at The Oaks in Savannah on September 3, 2020. Born April 1, 1941 and raised in Madison, Wisconsin, he graduated from Madison West High School. Attending the University of Wisconsin at Madison, he changed his initial major of Electrical Engineering to Physics, graduating in 1964. With research in Radiation Physics occupying his early medical school years, he received his M.D. from Wisconsin in 1967. Dr. O’Connor completed his Pediatrics Internship and Residency at Yal ...

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Sarah Jane Clark Boswell - SEP 02, 2020

Sarah Jane Clark Boswell

Sarah Jane Clark Boswell, 88, passed away Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at her residence.  She was born in Bulloch County, Georgia, daughter of late Boyce S. and Idell Hendrix Clark. Mrs. Boswell owned and operated with her late husband of 51 years, William C. Boswell, Sr. Flowerland Florist for many years.  She was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church where she was a member of the Good Neighbor Sunday School Class, Silver Nuggets and used her talents in floral design decorating the church for Sunday service and at Christmas.  Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Willi ...

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Daniel Ryan Moore MAR 21, 1994 - SEP 02, 2020

Daniel Ryan Moore

It is with great sadness that the family of Daniel Ryan Moore announces his passing on September 2, 2020 due to injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Daniel, 26, was born to Paul and Daphne Moore. He attended school in Savannah and graduated from Islands High School.  Daniel worked for Natura Lawn of America in Virginia Beach, Va. His love for the outdoors was an asset to his career.  Daniel is preceded in death by his father, Paul Clayton Moore.   He is survived by his mother, Daphne Moore; brother, Michael Anthony Luther, USN.; aunts and uncles, Carol (Alan) Br ...

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Edward Brennan "Bird" Blalock MAR 26, 1988 - SEP 02, 2020

Edward Brennan

Our beloved Edward passed away peacefully in his sleep on September 2, 2020 at 32 years old.  Edward is survived by his parents, Wren and Mary Blalock, two sisters, Palmer Blalock (Sutton Morgan and son, Parker Morgan) and Mary Ann Blalock (Jonathan Graham and daughter Camille Graham); his loyal lap dog, Ellie Blalock; his grandmother, Mary S. “Nana” Curran; and numerous extended family members.  He was lovingly cared for by Idenia “Jackie” Quarterman in Savannah and Jadd Rellar in Steamboat Springs, CO. Edward was born in Savannah on March 26, 19 ...

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David Anthony Bertaux APR 03, 1964 - SEP 02, 2020

David Anthony Bertaux

David Anthony Bertaux, 56, died Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Georgia.  Born April 3, 1964 in Morgantown, WV, David is survived by his wife Lachlan (Ivy) Bertaux of Savannah, GA; sons Anthony Joseph Bertaux of Raleigh, NC, and Nicholas James Bertaux of Morrisville, NC; parents JoAnn Fredrick Bertaux of Morgantown, WV, and David Joseph Bertaux and wife Janice of Sebring, FL; brothers, Mike Bertaux and wife Kim of Apex, NC, Brian Bertaux of Winchester, VA, and John Bertaux of Keller, TX; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews whom he lov ...

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Dorinda Sellers Lawrence JAN 21, 1961 - AUG 31, 2020

Dorinda Sellers Lawrence

On Monday, August 31, 2020, the beautiful soul of Dorinda left this earth after a brief battle with lung cancer. She was born January 21, 1961 in Savannah and lived most of her life on Talahi Island. She spent many years working for and around Candler Hospital. She loved the outdoors, especially camping, boating, and getting muddy on 4-wheelers. She had a passion for exercise and remained active even after her diagnosis. She loved kickboxing and all of her kickboxing buddies. She is preceded in death by her parents, James Harold Sellers, Mattie Francine Olliff Sellers, and brother, Ricky ...

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James G. Pearson SEP 03, 1953 - AUG 31, 2020

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Alicia Denise Cannon DEC 14, 1973 - AUG 31, 2020

Alicia Denise Cannon

Alicia Denise Cannon, 46, beloved daughter of Debbie and the late Steve Cannon fell asleep in death on August 31, 2020. She was born in Savannah, Ga and was a 1991 graduate of Sol Johnson. She was a member of the marching band. Later she studied Culinary Arts at Savannah Tech. She then took her love of cooking and turned it into a career. Her catering business, “Savannah Chefs”, was well known in Savannah. She was also part owner of the Technology Group with Michael Hilliard. Alicia was known for her sunny disposition. Even through hard times she always maintained a ...

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Mary Margaret Kessler APR 01, 1951 - AUG 31, 2020

Mary Margaret Kessler

Mary Margaret Kessler, my beloved big sis, passed suddenly at her home in Lawrenceville, Ga on Monday, August 31, 2020 at the age of 69. Mary was born in Augusta, Ga on April 01,1951 to the late Margaret & Fred O. Kessler, Jr., MD. The oldest of 4, she always paved the way—teaching, guiding, and attempting to keep us out of trouble.  Although born in Augusta, Mary grew up in Savannah. She attended Charles Ellis Elementary School, Richard Arnold Middle School, and Savannah High School (Class of 1969).  She received a Bachelor of Science from Armstrong State College in ...

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Donald J. "Don" Aberle - AUG 30, 2020

Donald J.

Donald J. “Don” Aberle, 76, passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  He was born November 7, 1943 in Mobridge, South Dakota to the late Anton and Alice Aberle.  Don was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran.  He worked for Prairie Market in Oregon, as well as Copeland Lumber Company before retiring from Columbia Hardwoods as an outside sales representative.  He was a member of the VFW, and also the American Legion.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dale Aberle. Surviving are his wife of 39 years, M ...

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Robert S. Goldfeder - AUG 30, 2020

Robert S. Goldfeder

Robert Stanton Goldfeder died August 30, 2020 in Savannah, GA.  Robert was a designer of men's shirts in the fashion and western industry.  He started Acorn Shirts out of his one bedroom NYC apartment in 1977. This would be the first of many successes he would experience in his life as a business man.  He approached each day like it was his last.  Determined to make an impact and always ready to roll up his sleeves to accomplish whatever needed to be done.  A Pittsburgher through and through, he approached life with the mentality "Never up, Never d ...

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Gloria Kitchings MAR 01, 1927 - AUG 29, 2020

Gloria Kitchings

Gloria McCall Collins Kuller Kitchings passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020, at Summer Breeze Senior Living on Wilmington Island.  She was born on March 1, 1927, in Savannah, Ga. She was predeceased by her parents, Florrie Owens Collins Bazemore and stepfather Otto Kingsley Bazemore; her first husband, 1st Lt. William Howard Kuller, USMC, who lost his life in the Korean conflict three months prior to the birth of their daughter; her husband of 55 years, Alton Dwight Kitchings and youngest daughter, Allison K. Hearn. She is survived by daughters, Bili K. Sigmon, Rhonda K. Sutlive an ...

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John Joseph Fogarty, Jr. - AUG 29, 2020

John Joseph Fogarty, Jr.

John (Jack) Joseph Fogarty, Jr., 93, entered eternal life on Saturday, August 29, 2020. He was born on March 4, 1927 to Helen L. and John J. Fogarty, Sr. He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife and mother of his children Betty G. Fogarty, his second wife Margie S. Fogarty, his grandson John Joseph Fogarty, IV, his great grandson John Patrick Sauers, and his brothers William L. Fogarty (Joan) and James A. Fogarty. Jack graduated from Benedictine Military School in 1945 and attended Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. He served in the United States Marine Corps during Worl ...

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Carlos Roberto Hernandez, Sr. JUN 04, 1955 - AUG 29, 2020

Carlos Roberto Hernandez, Sr.

Carlos Roberto Hernandez, 65, passed away Saturday, August 29, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family.  He was born June 5, 1955 in Manhattan, New York to the late Ernesto and Edna Hernandez.  Mr. Carlos Hernandez was selected for Warrant Officer Candidate School (WOCS) and Initial Entry Rotary Wing School (IERW) at Fort Rucker Alabama. Upon graduation Mr. Hernandez was assigned as a UH-1 helicopter pilot flying medical evacuation missions. He completed various flying assignments in Hawaii, Liberia, and Alaska. His last military assignment was in Iraq where he served as Chief Hel ...

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Brenda Gayle Carter Warren JUL 06, 1965 - AUG 29, 2020

Brenda Gayle Carter Warren

Brenda Gayle (Carter) Warren, age 55, passed away on August 29th, 2020 after a sudden illness. Brenda was born on July 6th, 1965 in Savannah, GA. Brenda was a graduate of Sol C. Johnson High School. Most recently Brenda worked as a nanny and childcare provider and was previously a long-time employee at Tybrisa Beach Resort on Tybee Island, GA alongside the love of her life, Jerry Warren. Brenda was a devoted wife, daughter, sister, aunt and most importantly a kind soul to be emulated.  She enjoyed visiting friends and family, riding her golf cart on the streets of Tybee and catching ...

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Tessa Marion Fine - AUG 28, 2020

Tessa Marion Fine

Tessa Marion Fine, 36, passed away Friday, August 28, 2020 at Memorial University Medical Center.  Tessa was born in Savannah, daughter of Anthony and Glenna Fine.  Tessa was a 2002 graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy and was currently a technician with the Children’s Eye Institute.  Tessa was of the Catholic faith.  Tessa had a loving heart, a wonderful sense of humor and was a good friend.  She loved her family especially being a daddy’s girl before her father’s passing.  Surviving are her mother, Glenna Fine; brother and sister-in ...

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Ronnie Giron - AUG 27, 2020

Ronnie Giron

Ronnie Giron, 80, passed away peacefully after a long illness on August 27 in Savannah, Georgia. Ronnie grew up in several Latin American countries and attended LSU. He began a career in engineering and construction management, which afforded him the opportunity to travel internationally. He was fluent in four languages and never met a stranger. Ronnie had a lifelong passion for soccer, both as a player and coach, impacting the lives of many young players. He and his wife Kathy enjoyed many traveling adventures over their 21 years of marriage. He is survived by his wife Kathleen Atherton, s ...

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The Reverend Jeremiah J. McCarthy, JCL MAY 14, 1953 - AUG 27, 2020

The Reverend Jeremiah J. McCarthy, JCL

The Reverend Jeremiah J. McCarthy, JCL, a priest of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah, passed away peacefully at his home in Savannah on Thursday, August 27, 2020. Fr. McCarthy was born on May 14, 1953, and baptized on May 25, 1953, in County Cork, Ireland. He was the much-loved son of Donal and Joan (née Clancy) late of Corlis, Caheragh and brother of Donal (Caheragh), Pat (Charleville, Co. Cork), Noreen (O’Neill) (Castletownshend, Co. Cork), John Joe (Caheragh) and Chris (Wexford). He will be sadly missed by his brothers and sister; brother-in-law Chris; sisters-in-la ...

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Jason Hēth Holden SEP 05, 1971 - AUG 26, 2020

Jason Hēth Holden

Jason Holden, master carpenter and ships’ joiner, died peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 from complications of chemo.  Five years ago Jason had surgery to remove most of a brain tumor, and until recently was able to live a happy and fruitful life. He was born in Leesburg, Virginia, on September 5,  1971, and went to elementary school in Blacksburg, VA, middle and high school in Purcellville, VA.  After a stint of hitching and hiking around South America, he moved to Savannah, permanently in the fall of 1997.  His craftsmanship can be s ...

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Janie R. Edenfield - AUG 26, 2020

Janie R. Edenfield

Janie R. Edenfield passed away on August 26, 2020, leaving behind Paul D. Downing, Sr., her live in boyfriend of 22 years; sons, Jim Edenfield, wife Annie Edenfield; Billy Edenfield, wife Jeanne Edenfield; grandchildren; Billy Edenfield, Jr., Brooke Edenfield, and Brittni Schray and great grandchildren, Liam and Fallon; brother, Robert Edenfield, and wife Marthanell Edenfield,  Paul Dennis Downing, Jr. and friend Craig Dinerman. A private graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, August 28, 2020 in Bonaventure Cemetery. Social distancing and the wearing of masks is enco ...

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Elizabeth A. (Betty) Wageli DEC 18, 1930 - AUG 25, 2020

Elizabeth A. (Betty) Wageli

 Elizabeth A. (Betty) Wageli, 89, of Savannah, Georgia passed away on August 25, 2020.   Born in New York, she was married to William J. Wageli for 54 years prior to his death in 2006.   She is survived by her daughter, Susan M. Walker, grandson, Christopher N. Walker (Susie), and great granddaughter, Ana M. Walker.  Private family graveside service to be held at St. Ann's Cemetery, Sayville, New York.  Special appreciation to Hospice of Savannah and caregivers.       ...

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Gary Lee Kinney JUL 18, 1934 - AUG 25, 2020

Gary Lee Kinney

Gary Lee Kinney, 86, of Savannah, Georgia, passed away August 25, 2020 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Bloomington, Indiana, he is one of five children and was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Ernest Kinney and his 2 brothers, Dennis and Mark Kinney. Gary retired from General Electric in Louisville, KY,  after over 42 years of service. He enjoyed worshipping Jehovah, spending time with his family and tending to his lawn.  Gary is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn Lee Kinney and their 2 children; Heidi Stephanie Kinney, Rebekah Louise Whitaker and her husban ...

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Louise Galletta-Hackney JUL 15, 1950 - AUG 24, 2020

Louise Galletta-Hackney

Louise Galletta-Hackney, 70, formerly of Savannah, Georgia, died peacefully on Monday, August 24th, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Louise was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. She is one of four children and was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Henrietta Galletta, younger brother, Eugene Samuel Galletta and husband, David Ray Hackney. She attended Nativity of Our Lord Elementary School and graduated from Jenkins High School. She later attended Savannah College of Art and Design and Armstrong State College. She went on to receive her BSN at ASC where she was awarded Miss ...

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Robert Thomas Sitgreaves - AUG 24, 2020

Robert Thomas Sitgreaves

Robert Thomas Sitgreaves (known by many as "Uncle Bob") born in 1949 in Kingsport TN, passed away peacefully at home after a lengthy illness.  He was in the company of his wife of 49 years, Cyndie. Bob attended University of Tennessee and East Tennessee State University and has been an avid Tennessee Vols fan ever since.  He was a friendly familiar face in the car industry for many years in Savannah.  He enjoyed softball, his favorite watering hole - Spanky's and watching his granddaughters grow. Bob is survived by wife Cynthia Benson Sitgreaves, daughter Chr ...

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Joyce Mote DeMott - AUG 23, 2020

Joyce Mote DeMott

Joyce Adele Mote DeMott, 84, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday, August 23rd, surrounded by her loving children. Joyce was born in Demorest Georgia on July 20, 1936 to George and Mamie Mote.  Joyce attended Habersham County schools and was a graduate of North Habersham High School in Clarksville GA. She furthered her education at Berry College in Rome, GA, and graduated with a degree in Home Economics followed by a degree in Elementary Education.  She initially taught school in White County, GA, yet spent most of her teaching career at Savannah’s Myers Middle and Hodge ...

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William Spencer "Bill" Stegin, Jr. MAR 07, 1952 - AUG 21, 2020

William Spencer

William Spencer Stegin, Jr., 68, died August 21, 2020, at Candler Hospital. His friends and family knew him as Bill.  He was born March 7, 1952, in Savannah, GA, to William Spencer Stegin, Sr. and Margaret Jean Cheek Stegin.  Bill was a 1970 graduate of Savannah High School.  He followed in his father’s, grandfather’s, and great-grandfather’s footsteps in becoming a Savannah Bar Pilot and served as Pilot 9. Bill loved learning, especially mathematics, and being on and around the water.   He is survived by his wife, Angela; his son ...

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June Ann Bargeron - AUG 20, 2020

June Ann Bargeron

June Ann Pontius Bargeron, 83, passed away Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Spanish Oaks Retreat.  She was born in Ravenna, Ohio where she finished high school.  She then went to cosmetology school and worked as a hairdresser for a few years.  She later travelled to England with a girlfriend where they enrolled in nursing school at Hammersmith Hospital in London.  When returning to the U.S. she worked in the E.R. at Akron General Hospital, where she met her future husband, Gene, who was an intern.  She later graduated from the University of Akron with a degree in elementar ...

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Margaret Burnett - AUG 20, 2020

Margaret Burnett

Margaret Ellen Burnett, born on April 9, 1925 at Tybee Island, GA, died peacefully in Savannah on August 20, 2020.  Margaret was a graduate of the Sacred Heart Parochial School and St. Vincent’s Academy.  She was a secretary/bookkeeper for twenty-two years with Georgia Supply Company and later engaged for fifteen­ years with the finance division of the Savannah/Chatham County Board of Education from which she retired in 1987.  For many years, Margaret was a parishioner of Sacred Heart Catholic Church where she was a member of the choir; she subsequently beca ...

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Chris Michelle (nee Winer) Jazairi FEB 16, 1965 - AUG 20, 2020

Chris Michelle (nee Winer) Jazairi

Chris Michelle Jazairi (nee Winer) entered the world on February 16, 1965 to Jeanie Lee Carpenter and Virgil West and left this world on August 20, 2020 after an 18 month battle with cancer.  Following her mother's untimely death, she was adopted by Arthur Howard Winer and Alice Faye Winer (deceased).  She is survived by her long-time companion and good friend, Clay Hoffman of Catonsville, MD; her father, Arthur Winer of Rockport, WV; her two brothers, Lee Winer of La Porte, IN and Donnie Carpenter of Marietta, OH; and her step father, Don Carpenter of Savannah, GA.  C ...

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Shirley Ann Tunnell Eubank - AUG 19, 2020

Shirley Ann Tunnell Eubank

Shirley Ann Tunnell Eubank, 81, died peacefully in her sleep on August 14, 2020 next to the love of her life, her husband, Norvin Harris Eubank, Jr.  Shirley was born July 19, 1939 in Amory, Mississippi. Shirley and Norvin married in 1962. They have two sons, Norvin, III and George. Shirley was very social and active and loved being with family and friends. She loved playing bridge and was very competitive. She had the most beautiful smile and was a true lady in every sense of the word.     Shirley leaves behind her husband Norvin, sons George and Norvin III (Laine). ...

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Jason Michael Landuyt DEC 22, 1982 - AUG 19, 2020

Jason Michael Landuyt

Jason Landuyt, 37, passed away peacefully at home on August 19, 2020. Jason was an avid sports fan that loved the Chicago Cubs and Chicago Blackhawks. He also loved all things aviation and had big dreams of working with planes again some day. He was the happiest when traveling with his wife and spending time with his children and family. Jason was born in Pekin, IL. His childhood was spent living in Europe and traveling the world before settling in Omaha Nebraska to finish high school. His family moved to Savannah in 2001. He met his wife Dani in 2012 and they were married in 2015. ...

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Margaret Joanna Helmey Owens SEP 30, 1934 - AUG 19, 2020

Margaret Joanna Helmey Owens

Mildred Helmey Owens, 85, died Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Mildred was born in Guyton to the late John and Myra Kight Helmey. She was predeceased by her husband, Ronald M. Owens; brother, William "Bill" Helmey; and four sisters, Frances Porter, Betty Holcomb, Margaret Sikes, and Arlene Barner.. Surviving are two sons, Ronald, Jr. and Kelly Owens (Sharon); brother, John V. Helmey (Carolyn); sister, Doris Reddy; and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 28, 2020 in Guyton Ci ...

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Cynthia A. Schnabel - AUG 18, 2020

Cynthia A. Schnabel

Cynthia Ann Seabolt Schnabel, 66, of Wilmington Island, died August 18, 2020 at Candler Hospital.  She was born December 15, 1953 in Henderson, Kentucky to the late Roy N. and Lorene Griffin Seabolt.  Cynthia graduated from Henderson High School in 1971, and graduated from Murray State University in 1975, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.  She retired after a 40 year career in nursing, having worked at Welborn Baptist Hospital and Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, Indidana, Candler Hospital ICU in Savannah, GA, and as Director of Quality Management at Select S ...

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Thomas B. Ruff - AUG 18, 2020

Thomas B. Ruff

Thomas B. Ruff, former Attraction Division President for The Biltmore Company, died on Tuesday at his home in Savannah, GA. He was 65 years old. Tom recently retired after 25 years at Biltmore, where he oversaw guest operations and the estate’s hospitality functions. His expertise was instrumental in elevating Biltmore from an attraction to a destination, with the opening of The Inn on Biltmore Estate and Village Hotel on Biltmore Estate.  Prior to joining Biltmore, Ruff worked as an independent hospitality consultant. A veteran of the food and beverage industry, he also held ...

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Hugh Frederick Gilmore, Jr. DEC 10, 1926 - AUG 17, 2020

Hugh Frederick Gilmore, Jr.

Hugh Frederick Gilmore, Jr., 93, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020 at his residence.  He was born in New Orleans, LA on December 10, 1926, son of Hugh F. Gilmore and Josepha Manedy Gilmore. He served in the United States Navy during World War II on the USS Bergen.  He was a Coxswain on a landing craft taking support troops to Okinawa.  He had a passion for military aircraft, and built many World War I aircraft models from scratch.  Hugh was a communicant of the catholic church and attended of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, member of the Knights of Columbu ...

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Nancy Elizabeth Maloy Manderson - AUG 17, 2020

Nancy Elizabeth Maloy Manderson

Nancy Elizabeth Maloy Manderson, 88, passed way August 17, 2020.  Nancy was born in Pittsburgh, PA on April 26, 1932.  She was a graduate of John Hopkins Nursing Program (1955) and worked as an RN at George Washington University Hospital for many years.  Nancy lived in Savannah for 30 years.  She was a member of the Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband Rufus Walker.  Nancy is survived by her children and their spouses:  James and Sharon, Andy and Judy, David and David, and Lynn and Kurt, grandchildren: Heather, Kris ...

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Nancy Dickerson Gaspin - AUG 16, 2020

Nancy Dickerson Gaspin

Nancy Dickerson Gaspin, 75, passed away on Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Pruitt Health.  A memorial visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, August 21, 2020 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel.  The service and burial will be private. Social distancing and the wearing of masks is encouraged for the safety of everyone attending.       ...

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William "Bill" Lawrence Wade SEP 10, 1947 - AUG 15, 2020


William “Bill” Lawrence Wade, 72, passed away Saturday, August 15, 2020 while watering his jalapenos.  St. Peter surely had a wry smile and a sore shoulder after Bill met him with a vigorous handshake and his usual greeting of, “how ya doin, how ya doin, Bill Wade, Bill Wade, nice to meet you, nice to meet you”.  He would have celebrated his 73rd birthday this year with his, “Turd of Hurtles, I mean, Herd of Turtles” – as he used to say.  Instead he will be saving the herd a place at heaven’s table.  It may have been Bill&r ...

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Shirley T. Eubank - AUG 14, 2020

Shirley T. Eubank

Shirley Tunnel Eubank, 81, passed away Friday, August 14, 2020 at her residence.  Memorial Service will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church, with burial in the church garden.    ...

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J. Desmond "Desi" Patterson, Jr. - AUG 13, 2020

J. Desmond

James Desmond “Desi” Patterson, Jr., 63, of Savannah, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, August 13, 2020.  He was born May 26, 1957.  He was the son of James Desmond Patterson, Sr, (deceased), and Betty G. Patterson of Savannah.  In addition to his father, he was predeceased by his sister, Linda K. Smith. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his sisters, Patricia Patterson of Tybee Island, and Elizabeth Woods of Savannah. After working many years in the family marine business in Savannah, he pursued his love of music by entertaining at nursing and ...

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Shirley Ann Rozier Lopez FEB 13, 1936 - AUG 12, 2020

Shirley Ann Rozier Lopez

Shirley Ann Rozier Lopez, a resident of Savannah for over 40 years, passed away August 12, 2020 unexpectedly from an injury.  Shirley was born February 13, 1936 to Levy and Bessie Rozier of Alma, GA. Shirley was dearly loved and will be missed by many friends, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Shirley moved with her husband Ray and young family from California to Alma in the early 1970s. She worked with the Model Cities Program until 1976 when the family moved to Savannah. Shirley worked for 22 years for Chatham County beginning in 1977 as a Budget Ana ...

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Paula Theresa Sullivan - AUG 10, 2020

Paula Theresa Sullivan

Paula Theresa Sullivan, 67, passed away Monday, August 10, 2020.   A Memorial Service will be Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 12:00 noon at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel.  Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.    ...

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Mary Caren Tisdel Buck JUN 08, 1948 - AUG 10, 2020

Mary Caren Tisdel Buck

Mary Caren, 72, passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on August 10, 2020, after a long and courageous fight with breast cancer.  She fought the good fight, but as she said, “Cancer reared its ugly head.” Mary Caren was born in Thunderbolt to Mrs. Emma Ambos Tisdel on June 8, 1948.  She lived most of her life in Savannah, graduating from Herschel V. Jenkins High School in 1966.  She then headed to Norman College and received her teaching degree from Georgia Southern College.  She married the love of her life, Fred Thomas Buck, 50 years ago on May ...

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Norma Bowers Edwards - AUG 09, 2020

Norma Bowers Edwards

Norma Bowers Edwards, 94, passed away Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Southest Georgia Health System.  A private burial will be held at a later date in Arlington National Cemetery.  ...

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Kenneth Neal Forbes AUG 03, 1960 - AUG 09, 2020

Kenneth Neal Forbes

Kenneth Neal Forbes, 60, died Sunday, August 9, 2020 with his family by his side. The family will have a private service at a later date. ...

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Mary Ellen Trotter Cols AUG 26, 1928 - AUG 09, 2020

Mary Ellen Trotter Cols

Mary Ellen Cols passed away August 9, 2020 at The Marshes of Skidaway Island.  Mary Ellen, daughter of the late Ernest and Rolande Trotter, was born in Flint, Michigan on August 26, 1928. While attending Marygrove College in Detroit, Michigan, she met her future husband, Simon Cols.  After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Arts, Mary Ellen and Simon married on August 6, 1949.  Immediately, they moved to Simon’s hometown, Antwerp, Belgium.  In 1958, they moved back to the United States and had the pleasure of living in many places including Puerto Rico, England, ...

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Daniel S. Robertson, Sr. OCT 12, 1955 - AUG 09, 2020

Daniel S. Robertson, Sr.

Sunday, August 9th, 2020, the Robertson family lost their hero in a tragic car accident, which occurred as Danny was traveling home from a family vacation - celebrating his son's wedding.  Danny was born in Savannah, GA on October 12th, 1955. During his time on vacation, “GranDanny” told his children and grandchildren, “This is the best week of my life!” and expressed his love to all of them. Danny was a well known community leader and a loving family man. A member of the Savannah St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, the Jaycees, the Boy Scouts, youth spo ...

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Francis Helene Barbee - AUG 08, 2020

Francis Helene Barbee

Francis Helene (Beckmann) Barbee Helene Barbee passed away on 8 August 2020 under the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice. Beanie as she was named by her brother Tom, was born 11 Jan 1928 in Jacksonville FL to Lucille and George Beckmann Sr. She moved to Savannah as a young girl with her two older brothers George Jr. and Thomas who preceded her in death. She married Alex Barbee in 1949, a union that lasted 53 years until parted by his death. She lived most of her life on Isle of Hope and was the epitome of Southern Grace. She was active with volunteer and civic activities with St. Joseph&rsq ...

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Battey Nicholson Coffield OCT 15, 1927 - AUG 07, 2020

Battey Nicholson Coffield

Battey Nicholson Coffield, 92, of Savannah, died Friday, August 7, 2020 in Richmond Hill. Battey was the daughter of Joseph Robert Nicholson and Frances McWhorter Nicholson.  She was preceded in death by her husband Richard Albert Coffield, and her sister, Joanne Nicholson of Florence, SC. Survivors include her sister, Frances Downie of Easley, SC, son, Richard Coffield, Jr. (Beth) of Bluffton, S.C.; Mike Coffield (Martha) of Richmond Hill; and Frances Coffield Thrower (Howard) of Cairo.  Grandchildren: Joseph Coffield, Josh Coffield, Katie Thrower Parvis (Daniel), Nick Thrower ...

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Marshall K. Urstadt APR 26, 1969 - AUG 07, 2020

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Ellen Louise Cavanaugh DEC 21, 1944 - AUG 07, 2020

Ellen Louise Cavanaugh

Ellen Louise Cavanaugh's final breath came on August 7, 2020 at St. Joseph's Hospital surrounded by caregivers who had come to love her. Left without family, Ellen had been leading a quiet life alone, eventually moving into Magnolia Manor in Midway before her illness took her to St. Joseph's Hospital and the staff who would become the family of her heart in her final weeks. To the nurses in the Intensive Care Unit at St. Joseph's, Ellen was more than just a patient who needed care. And following her death, these same caregivers believed Ellen deserved more than the tragic fa ...

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Paul Winant Jackson JUL 27, 1943 - AUG 05, 2020

Paul Winant Jackson

Paul Winant Jackson, 77, of both Savannah, GA and Leesburg, VA lost his fight with AML Leukemia on Wednesday, August 5th at St Joseph’s in Savannah. Paul was born July 27,1943 to the late Paul Thomas and Ada May Jackson in Hackensack, NJ.  Paul spent most of his childhood in New Jersey until joining the United States Air Force at the age of 18 where he began his illustrious career in Aviation.  Upon leaving the Air Force, he went on to pilot more than 10 different aircraft over his 45-year career in flight. Once his time in the air came to a close, he continued on as a fligh ...

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Mae Foon Eng Jue - AUG 05, 2020

Mae Foon Eng Jue

Mae Foon Eng Jue (February 9, 1935 – August 5, 2020) Mae Foon Eng Jue, 85, of Savannah, died August 5, 2020 at Memorial Medical Center. She was born on February 9,1935 in Jacksonville, FL, the daughter of the late Jung Fie Ng and the Lee Fong Ng. She often told stories of growing up on a farm owned by her father and his brothers in Jacksonville, Florida. She and her 5 brothers and 3 sisters helped out on the farm which supplied Chinese vegatables to restaurants. After graduating high school she attended Montreat College in 1953 and then Georgia Baptist Nursing School when she met her ...

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Edwin Jones Wycoff, III SEP 20, 1975 - AUG 04, 2020

Edwin Jones Wycoff, III

Edwin Jones Wycoff, III, 44, died Tuesday, August 4, 2020 after recent health complications. He was born in Kennesaw, GA to Edwin Wycoff, Jr. and Susan Shippee Wycoff. He moved to Tybee Island and enjoyed all that the Island has to offer. Edwin rode his bike every day, back and forth to AJ’s, where he served as the manager for several years. He was a kind and unique individual who will be missed by many. Surviving are his sister and brother-in -law, Michelle Wycoff Farless and Gregg Farless of Shelbyville, TN,; daughter, Mia Barrett Cataldo, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, neph ...

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Stephen B. Johnson NOV 24, 1956 - AUG 04, 2020

Stephen B. Johnson

Longtime Savannah resident, Stephen B. Johnson, often and affectionately known as "Steve Starr" departed this world on August 4, 2020. He attended, and was a dedicated member of the St. Paul CME Church. He leaves to mourn his departure, three daughters, three siblings and a host of additional family and friends. An outdoor memorial will be held at 2pm on Saturday August 15,2020 at Lake Mayer Pavilion #1.1850 East Montgomery Crossroads, Savannah 31406. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.   ...

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Mary Frances Sullivan Blomberg OCT 28, 1934 - AUG 04, 2020

Mary Frances Sullivan Blomberg

Mary Frances Sullivan Blomberg, 85, died Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Mary was born in Savannah, October 28, 1934 to William Fraser Sullivan, Sr., and Annie Mae Avant Sullivan. She was a graduate of Savannah High School, class of 1952. She started her higher education at Armstrong Junior College, continued at St. Johns College in Annapolis, before earning her PhD at Stockholm University, Sweden. Mary reached the position of Associate Professor at Uppsala University, Sweden. During her professional career Mary published numerous works ( In addition to her parent ...

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Eva Bell Lindsey Galbreath SEP 18, 1928 - AUG 04, 2020

Eva Bell Lindsey Galbreath

Eva Bell Lindsey Galbreath, 91, also known as Monk, joined her heavenly father peacefully on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.    Eva is survived by her children, Melinda Galbreath Smith (Billy) of Savannah, Judy Galbreath Walker of Pooler, and Jimmy D. Galbreath (Jheri) of Richmond Hill.  She was preceded in death by her son Ronald E. Galbreath (Vicki).  Eva was born September 18, 1928 in Tusculum, Georgia and was the youngest child of Homer Bernard Lindsey and Annie Griffin Lindsey.  She married the love of her life, Devoy Galbreath on December 28, 1951 who preceded ...

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Nancy Porter Adams - AUG 03, 2020

Nancy Porter Adams

Nancy Alice Porter Adams, 79, of Savannah, Georgia, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on August 3, 2020. Born in Savannah on December 7, 1940, she was the only daughter born to Marion McNeil Porter, Sr. and Alice Marion Dudley Porter. Nancy was special. She radiated warmth and friendship to everyone she met. To meet her was to love her!  She was preceded in death by her parents and her beloved husband, Robert Shuler Adams, “Bob”. Her brother, Marion McNeil Porter, Jr, his wife, Billie Marsh Porter and her brother Robert S ...

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Mary Ann O'Grady JUL 29, 1926 - AUG 03, 2020

Mary Ann O'Grady

Mary Ann “Ming” Kenner DuPont O’Grady, 94, of Louisville, Georgia, passed away on August 3, 2020 in Evans, Georgia, with her daughter Patricia Easterlin by her side.  A private family funeral will be held in Savannah on Friday, August 7th with burial to follow in Greenwich Cemetery.  A memorial mass will be held at a later date.  Born July 29, 1926 in Washington, D.C., Mrs. O’Grady attended Blessed Sacrament School in Chevy Chase, MD, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, and St. Joseph’s College in Emmitsbu ...

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Bertie Mae Burnsed Anderson MAY 30, 1924 - AUG 03, 2020

Bertie Mae Burnsed Anderson

Bertie Mae Burnsed Anderson entered into eternal life Monday August 3, 2020. She was 96.  Bertie was born May 30, 1924 in Bulloch County, GA to the late Zada Rebecca and William Henry Burnsed. She graduated from Nevils High School in 1943 and was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Statesboro. Bertie was a special lady. She loved to sew, crochet, and garden. She was a wonderful mother, who was known for her infectious smile and her kind, compassionate nature. Bertie loved people and always made them feel at home. Her spirit will live on in her children, grandchildren, and ...

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Dr. Frank Edward Humphreys - AUG 02, 2020

Dr. Frank Edward Humphreys

Dr. Frank Edward Humphreys, 65, died peacefully on Sunday, August 2, 2020, surrounded by his loving family. Frank was born in Statesville, North Carolina, the only son of William and Dorothy (Tesseneer) Humphreys. Living in and out of motor homes for most of his life, Frank’s family moved frequently when he was young, eventually settling in King’s Mountain North Carolina. His ever curious and tenacious personality lead him to strive to succeed at whatever he attempted. At age 13, Frank became the youngest Eagle Scout in the history of North Carolina. At age 17, Frank would se ...

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Janice Snell Goldberg - AUG 02, 2020

Janice Snell Goldberg

Janice Snell Goldberg, passed away surrounded by her family on August 2, 2020, at the age of 83, in St. Petersburg, FL. Janice was truly a light in this world and will be dearly missed and lovingly remembered for her kind heart and exuberant spirit by the many people whose lives she touched. A native of Tybee Island, GA, and daughter of Weis Cain Snell and Frances Smith Snell, Janice attended Commercial High in Savannah where she met Donald Goldberg, the love of her life, high school sweetheart, and husband of 64 years. In 1958 the couple started their family in Savannah, GA where they ...

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Terry Durrence - AUG 02, 2020

Terry Durrence

Terry Durrence, 65, passed away on Saturday, August 2, 2020. He was born July 8, 1955 to Clarence Durrence and Addie (Kennedy) Durrence. He graduated from Beach High School in May 1973 and the University of Georgia’s College of Pharmacy in 1980. Terry worked for Revco, CVS, and Candler Hospital pharmacies. He was an avid supporter of the Habersham YMCA where he volunteered as a lifeguard and was active in the Leadership Club. He loved scuba diving and spending time travelling to beautiful diving locations. He was a true Georgia Bulldogs fan throughout the years, and was a member of the G ...

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Ashton Dean Gambino - AUG 02, 2020

Ashton Dean Gambino

On Sunday, August 2nd, Ashton Dean Gambino, loving brother, and son passed away at the age of 21.   Ashton was born on December 21, 1998.  He spent his toddler years in Georgia and moved to Texas, Chicago, and eventually back to Georgia.   He graduated from Savannah Country Day School in 2017.  He attended LSU and GSU for a year and a half.  He spent the last 8 months working with Pepsi as a reset coordinator and loved the team he worked with.   Ashton was athletic, compassionate, and loved the outdoors.  He was known for his infectiou ...

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Robert Edward Lee AUG 04, 1977 - AUG 01, 2020

Robert Edward Lee

Robert Edward Lee, 42, passed away Saturday, August 1, 2020. A private graveside service will be held in Metter, Georgia. Please sign our online guestbook at www, ...

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George A. Korb - AUG 01, 2020

George A. Korb

George A. Korb of Skidaway Island passed away on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at the age of 87.  He was born June 1, 1933 in Venango County, PA.  Later, his family moved to McKean County, PA where he attended public grade and high school. After being discharged from the United States Army, he married Pamela J. Bullers, his high school sweetheart and life-long partner on October 31, 1953. After earning a BBA degree from the St. Bonaventure University, he was employed by the United States Air Force where he was promoted to accounting officer for the 460 1st. Support Wing located in P ...

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Helen Keary APR 24, 1930 - AUG 01, 2020

Helen Keary

Helen Keary died peacefully on Saturday, August 1, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was a dedicated wife and mother, friend to many, and a devout Catholic. Her kindness and light will be missed by all those who knew her.  Helen grew up in Galway, Ireland, and came to Manhattan, New York, in 1946. There, she met her husband Pat and they were married for 60 years. She is survived by her two sons, Brian and Sean, her siblings, Catherine, Frank and Michael, and her many grandchildren. A Memorial Mass will be held on August 4, 2020, at 2:00 pm at St. James Catholic Church. ...

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Paul A. Pittsford - JUL 29, 2020

Paul A. Pittsford

Paul Pittsford, 84, died peacefully at home, Wednesday, July 29, 2020 surrounded by his family.  In addition to his loving wife Patricia; Paul leaves behind his daughter, Perri Parsons of Pittsburgh, PA; sons, Philip Pittsford (Patricia) of Chicago, IL, and Patrick Pittsford of Oswego, IL.  A private memorial will be held. ...

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Paroda Jane Peterson JUL 04, 1931 - JUL 28, 2020

Paroda Jane Peterson

Paroda Jane Peterson, known throughout her lifetime as Jane, died on July 28, 2020 after a long-term battle with cancer. She was born on July 4, 1931 in Des Moines, Iowa, daughter of Charles and Florence McCoy. She always found it a privilege to celebrate annually with the United States of America. Jane attended Simpson College in Iowa, and married her college sweetheart Bill, her love and support over 68 years. They spent over a year in military service, 12 years in St. Louis, and lived the majority of their married life in Muncie, Indiana.  They purchased a home at The Landings on Skida ...

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Ruth Bright Wright JAN 04, 1931 - JUL 28, 2020

Ruth Bright Wright

Ruth “Ruthie” Bright Wright, age 89, died peacefully at her home on Isle of Hope on July 28, 2020, surrounded by her loving family and under the excellent care of Hospice Savannah.  Ruth was born to the late Andrew J. Bright and Inez Helfrich Bright in Savannah on January 4, 1931. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brother, Andrew Jackson Bright Jr., who served as a Naval Aviator in the United States Marine Corps. in the Pacific during WWII; nephew John David Bright; and cousins Eleanor Hanson Geffen, Philip Sonny Schrim, and Ed Johnston.  A ...

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Betty Colleen Cassiday - JUL 28, 2020

Betty Colleen Cassiday

Betty Colleen Cassiday went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2020 after a hard-fought battle with cancer.  Her husband was by her side when she passed away. Colleen was married to Ken Coe for over thirty-six years. They began dating in 1982 after meeting in a singles group at church and were married in 1984 in Whitefield Square.  They were not only husband and wife, but best friends.  Colleen was a dynamo, creative and outgoing; Ken, more analytical and reserved.  It was a great partnership, and their personalities blended well.  They went through the good and tough ...

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Nokomis "Nokie" Forrester APR 08, 1931 - JUL 27, 2020


Nokomis “Nokie” Forrester, 89, entered eternal rest peacefully, Monday, July 27, 2020. Nokie was born in Mississippi, April 8, 1931. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, fishing, seafood and watching the blue birds and classic movies at her home. She enjoyed traditional country music, Neil Diamond, Julio Iglesias, and Elvis Presley gospel music. She was a woman who never met a stranger and was a friend to many. She was a founding member of Islands Assembly of God Church. Nokie was preceded in death by her husband of twenty-five years, Marvin Forrester and brothers, Elbert Dickin ...

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Clifton Edward Miller (1st. Sgt., USA, Ret.) FEB 04, 1933 - JUL 27, 2020

Clifton Edward Miller (1st.  Sgt., USA, Ret.)

Clifton Edward Miller (1st. Sgt., USA, Ret.) A time to be born February 4, 1933. A time to die July 27, 2020. A man of integrity, devoted husband, father and grandfather (Grump). He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was born February 4, 1933 at Willie, GA (part of Ft. Stewart) to Lester Miller and Margarite Floyd Miller.  He was one of 8 children of which only 3 are surviving, Bobby Miller (Rosemarie), David Miller (Ellen) and Margaret (James).  He was a member of GA National Guard at age 17.  He was sent to Korea with his unit and landed on his 18th bir ...

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Mildred (Millie) Owens Benton - JUL 26, 2020

Mildred (Millie) Owens Benton

Mildred (Millie) Owens Benton passed away peacefully Sunday morning, July 26, 2020 at Riverview Nursing Home in Savannah. Millie was born March 15, 1922 in Bryan County, Georgia to Ida and Rufus Owens.  She grew up and was educated in Pembroke, Georgia where she met her husband, Irvin Butler, who was tragically killed a few years later, leaving her a widow with her firstborn child, Lavon. Just one short year later she met Van, with whom she spent the next 61 years of her life. Millie never held a job outside the home, but her house and her children were her job.  She was the ...

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Margaret Mary Vasquez MAR 11, 1929 - JUL 25, 2020

Margaret Mary Vasquez

Margaret Mary Camacho Vasquez, 91, died after a long illness at home Saturday, July 25, 2020 under the care of Hospice Savannah.  She was born in New York, New York on March 11, 1929.   She was a graduate of Benjamin Franklin High School in NY and later from Central School for Practical Nurses, NYC.  Her nursing career was spent at Belleview Hospital Emergency Department and later in a Gynecologist/ Obstetrics practice in NYC. Margaret Mary along with her daughter Ginger Vasquez has spent the last 30 years living in the home of her daughter Liz Aufderheide. She is also s ...

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Elizabeth Dixon Mercer Gilbert AUG 19, 1927 - JUL 25, 2020

Elizabeth Dixon Mercer Gilbert

Elizabeth Dixon Mercer Gilbert, Betty, passed away Saturday morning, July 25, peacefully at home just short of her 93rd birthday. She was born in Savannah Georgia on August 19, 1927 to Merritt Woodhull Dixon and Elizabeth (Betty) Holst Dixon. She attended Pape School, Mt. Vernon Boarding School and briefly attended college in Virginia but decided that traveling was more fun. She married George Anderson Mercer III in 1951 and had three children, Elizabeth Wayne, Bessie, and George IV. She was married to George for 30 years until his death in 1982. She later married Thomas Bryson Gilbert. Bet ...

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Garr S. Williams, Sr. - JUL 25, 2020

Garr S. Williams, Sr.

Garr S. Williams, 86, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2020 at Hospice House after short illness.  He was born June 13, 1934 in Springfield, Missouri to the late Neal and Mary Garr Williams.  Mr. Williams graduated from Birmingham Southern with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran and was a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.   Mr. Williams retired from Goodwill Industries and was a member of Isle of Hope United Methodist Church.  He was an avid sailor and in his spare time he would cane chairs.  Surviving are hi ...

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Yueh Wong - JUL 25, 2020

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Cheryl Y. Bunkley MAY 07, 1947 - JUL 25, 2020

Cheryl Y. Bunkley

Cheryl Y. Bunkley, 73, died peacefully, Saturday, July 25, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Cheryl was born in Russellville, KY, the daughter of Delbert and Lassie McMillin. She was a 1965 graduate of Russellville High School. She married William L. Bunkley in 1968. Cheryl retired after many years of service with Coastal ENT and attended Community Bible Church of Savannah. She is survived by three children, Lisa Nealy of Bowling Green, KY, Bill Bunkley of Portland, OR, and Karen Bunkley of Savannah, GA.: two grandchildren, Jacob Nealy of Bowling Green, KY, Brandon Shuman of Savannah ...

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Timothy Todd Green SEP 10, 1975 - JUL 24, 2020

Timothy Todd Green

Todd Green, 44, died Friday, July 24, 2020 at Memorial Health University Medical Center from injuries he sustained in an automobile accident. The lifelong resident of Savannah was born on September 10, 1975 to the late Timothy Earl Green and Susan Wilkes Conley.  Todd was extremely creative and artistic. He enjoyed Tybee sunrises and skateboarding. He was a tattoo artist and skilled tile layer.  Surviving are his children, Tyler and Zachary; a brother, Wallace Brooks Wood; a special cousin, Erin McAlpin Brennen; and several aunts, uncles, family and friends that will dearl ...

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Jean W. Meeker - JUL 23, 2020

Jean W. Meeker

Jean M. Meeker (1927 – 2020) Jean M. Meeker, age 93, of Savannah, Georgia passed away peacefully in her sleep on July 23, 2020, at The Oaks Health Center at The Marshes of Skidaway Island. Jean was born on June 30, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan to Violet and Alexander Wright. Following graduation from Wayne State University in Detroit, she became an art and English teacher. She married Dr. Jack F. Meeker on July 1, 1950 and was the office manager for his practice for many years.  After 67 years of marriage, he predeceased her on January 16, 2018. She was also preceded in dea ...

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Beau Kilian Roberts JUN 28, 1993 - JUL 23, 2020

Beau Kilian Roberts

Beau Kilian Roberts passed away July 23, 2020.  In fear and desperation, he chose to take his own life to escape the chaos of today’s world.  He was born June 28, 1993 to Dave and Joan Roberts.  Beau attended school in Savannah and his happiest times were when he was a student at Benedictine Military School.  He worked at the Georgia Ports Authority with ambitions to grow.  Beau enjoyed hunting, walking the family dog “Charley Girl”, a good cigar and a meal at Mrs. Wilkes. He is survived by his parents, brother Jake, Aunts Patty Hildreth (Jim), Mel ...

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Patricia B. "Patty" Carver - JUL 22, 2020

Patricia B.

Patricia Barton Carver (Patty) died on July 22, 2020 at Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center.  Patty was a native and lifelong resident of Savannah. She graduated from Commercial High School and married her childhood sweetheart, William (Billy) Dean Carver, they were married for 55 years. She worked for the FBI in her younger adult years, but treasured the roles of wife and mother the most.   Patty was an accomplished golfer and especially proud of the distinction of receiving the 24 K gold putter from Backus Cadillac-Pontiac OutLaw HT. She was also a talented artist ...

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Ann Hahn Aimar - JUL 22, 2020

Ann Hahn Aimar

Ann Hahn Aimar (93) of Savannah, GA died Wednesday, July 22 at Riverview Rehabilitation Center.  She was born July 6, 1927 to Leontine and Claude Hahn and lived her entire life in Savannah.  Ann graduated from St. Vincent’s Academy and later married E. Paul Aimar.  They had three children so Ann spent her time being a wife and mother and caring for her mother.  She was a devout Catholic and a communicant at Blessed Sacrament Church.   Ann is preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 66 years (E. Paul Aimar), her siblings, sister Margaret Hahn, brother B ...

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Tommie Nell Wise JAN 11, 1945 - JUL 21, 2020

Tommie Nell Wise

Ms. Tommie Nell Wise, age 75, died Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  The Sardis, Georgia native lived in Savannah for many years, and was retired from Great Dane Trailers. Surviving are her daughter, Laura Wise (Michael Myers) of Savannah; her granddaughter, Amanda Wise (Joe Woods) of Savannah; her sister, Alice Faye Bland of Garden City; and brother-in-law, Leon Wise of Savannah.  She also leaves behind her beloved Bassett Hound, Annabelle.  A private graveside service and burial will be held at Brickyard Cemetery on Highway 204. ...

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Larry Powell AUG 02, 1951 - JUL 21, 2020

Larry Powell

Larry Powell, formerly of Beaver Falls, PA and Los Angeles, CA passed away peacefully on July 21 at his home in Savannah, Georgia.  He was 68.  He leaves behind his long-time love, his wife,Sally (Parker); his in-laws James and Patricia Parker, Laurie Parker (Jim Remus), Patty Hill, Robin and Mike McMahon; several relatives and close friends. Larry approached life with zeal and gusto.  He was a mainstay at social outings, usually saw about 10 concerts a year and he loved to travel, visiting overseas almost every year this century.  He even visited Down Under three tim ...

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Laura V. Hook - JUL 20, 2020

Laura V. Hook

Laura Louis Vaughn Hook (Lou), 85, died on July 20, 2020. After a courageous effort, she lost her battle with COVID19 while her family prayed for her from afar.  Lou was preceded in death by her husband, LG Hook, her daughter, Laura Head Thomas (Mike); her sister, Patricia Vaughn Biggerstaff, of Hazlehurst, GA; She is survived by her daughter, Theresa Head Turner (David) of Lecanto, FL; her brother, David Fletcher Vaughn, Jr (Susan) of Savannah, her beloved niece, Leslie Pearson Mills (Bryan) of Hazlehurst, GA ;her nephew Vaughn Pearson of Savannah ;and her stepchildren, Sandra Mote (Dann ...

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Rex McKinnley Divine FEB 23, 1963 - JUL 20, 2020

Rex McKinnley Divine

“To the world I AM ONE, but to the ONE, I am the world” Nothing proved to be more evident.  This was because Rex accepted Jesus into his life at an early age.  Rex was reunited with his heavenly family July 20, 2020. Surviving are his husband, Eric Wayne Gamez, brother, Art (Robin) Zeigler and their children, Brent (Katie) Zeigler, Brittany Romeo (Joseph); brother, Steven (Leanne) Divine and their children, Brook and Ty Divine.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Phyllis Divine, father, C.M. Divine.  ...

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Robert James Goodrich - JUL 19, 2020

Robert James Goodrich

Robert James Goodrich Sr., 76, died peacefully on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at his home in Brooklet, GA surrounded by loving family.   He is survived by his wife Barbara, three children, daughter, Debra Jean Hartman Boyette (Darrell) of Charlotte, NC, daughter, Stacy Lynn Hartman Padgett (Randy) of Brooklet, GA, son, Robert James Goodrich Jr. (Kerri) of Savannah, GA, two Grandchildren, Miranda Lanai Padgett and Reagan Noel Padgett, brother, Gary Goodrich, brother, Bill Goodrich, andsister Carol LeClair.   Due to the COVID pandemic, a celebration of life will be held at a ...

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Susan Ann Nichols Thomson - JUL 18, 2020

Susan Ann Nichols Thomson

Susan Ann Nichols Thomson Susan passed away peacefully at home surrounded by loving family and friends the early morning of July 18, 2020 at the age of 65. She lives on through the hundreds of music students she taught. A Regents, National Merit, and Eastman School of Music scholarship winner, she went on to earn advanced degrees from Florida State University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she was a Holderness Doctoral Fellow. She was winner of the Vienna Modern Masters Competition, and radio broadcasts of her performances have been featured throughout the U. ...

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Sybil B. Garnto AUG 26, 1931 - JUL 18, 2020

Sybil B. Garnto

Sybil B. Garnto, 88, passed away Saturday night, July 18, 2020 at Candler Hospital. Sybil was born August 26, 1931 in Emanuel County. She was married to Joseph Garnto. She became widowed in 1994.  She spent most of her life as a wife, mother, and homemaker.  Sybil loved to play games.  She was one of the best dice rollers you would have met.  She loved to dance and doing activities at the Senior Center.  Sybil especially adored and loved being visited by her grandson and great-grandchildren. Sybil leaves behind her daughter, Tina Mattingly (William) of Port Wentw ...

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Melvin Douglas "Doug" Wheeler SEP 19, 1949 - JUL 17, 2020

Melvin Douglas

Melvin Douglas “Doug” Wheeler, age 70, died July 17, 2020 after a long illness.  The Savannah native was a machinist, retiring from the Hobart Company.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War, and was also formerly in the Naval Reserve. Surviving are his wife, Kathy O’Berry Wheeler of Savannah; three daughters, Rebecca (Billy) Morris, and Donna (Alan) Copeland, both of Brunswick, and Rhonda (Michael) Vinson of Nahunta; a brother, Steven Wayne Wheeler of Savannah; nine grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by a brother, ...

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Linda Nagel Samer - JUL 15, 2020

Linda Nagel Samer

Linda Nagel Samer, 78, passed away Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at her residence.  She was born Newark, NJ, daughter of Erwin and Erlindey Knab Westphalen.  She moved to Richmond Hill in 1986 where she was a librarian with the Bryan County Library.  Mrs. Samer loved reading, the beach and above all her family and friends.  She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother that was known for her generosity and her love of Jesus.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth Samer and her brother, Fred Westphalen. Surviving are her children, Sandra Gregor ...

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Holbrook L. Mason - JUL 14, 2020

Holbrook L. Mason

Holbrook Louis Mason, 77, died on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. He was a native of Savannah, GA, a graduate of Savannah High School class of 1961. He worked for CSX railroad as an engineer for over 45 years. Holbrook married his wife Judy Nunn Mason of Savannah on August 12, 1967 at Calvary Baptist Temple where he was an active member, deacon and elder until his death. Holbrook was well known for his service and volunteering. He served in the Army National Guard, was a dedicated Sunday school teacher, coach, and an avid Calvary Day School supporter and fan for many years.  Holbrook’s s ...

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Lee K. Urstadt OCT 09, 1951 - JUL 14, 2020

Lee K. Urstadt

Lee K. Urstadt, 68, died Tuesday, July 14, 2020. A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Please sign our online guestbook. ...

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Joanne Durrence Harman AUG 31, 1928 - JUL 14, 2020

Joanne Durrence Harman

 Joanne Durrence Harman, 91, passed away peacefully on July 14, 2020. Born on August 31, 1928, in Savannah, Georgia to Audrey Edgar Durrence and Nita Rollins Durrence, Joanne graduated from Savannah High School in 1945, where she was named “Miss Savannah High,” and the University of Georgia in 1949 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. As a child she was an accomplished pianist winning several state wide competitions and studied ballet under Ebba Olsen Thompson and at the American School of Ballet Summer Program in New York. This grounding in and love for the arts profou ...

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Edward "Lee" McCurry - JUL 14, 2020


Edward “Lee” McCurry left this Earth to be with his Heavenly Father on July 14, 2020. He was born July 29, 1982 and was raised in Savannah, Georgia – “the greatest place on Earth.” He graduated from Benedictine Military School as a proud Cadet, attended Georgia Southern University as a proud Eagle, and graduated with his BBA from South University. At the time of his passing, Lee had become a successful Insurance Broker for Palmetto Benefits Solutions. He was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order, College Republicans, Savannah Jaycees, was an Ambassador for the Savanna ...

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Clifford N. Angers, Jr. - JUL 13, 2020

Clifford N. Angers, Jr.

Clifford N. Angers, Jr. died July 13, 2020 at home, one day shy of his 79th birthday, surrounded by his family.  Born in White Plains, NY on July 14, 1941 to Clifford and Beatrice Angers.  He attended Gilmore Academy (Gates Mills, OH), and Catholic Central High School (Detroit), Notre Dame 1963, MBA from University of Michigan in 1964.  He married his high school sweetheart, Karen Shafer in 1963.  Moving to Connecticut in 1965, he worked at Colgate-Palmolive, followed by a long career at Ogilvy & Mather Advertising.  Some of his accounts included General ...

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Richard Ellis Yarbrough, Sr. - JUL 13, 2020

Richard Ellis Yarbrough, Sr.

Richard Ellis Yarbrough, Sr., age 84, died on Monday July 13, 2020, after a brief illness. He was born on April 19, 1936 in Savannah, Ga, to Jesse Linton Yarbrough and Leola Thomas Yarbrough. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 58 years, Nancy Werntz Yarbrough, daughter Margaret Ann Yarbrough, sister Ann Yarbrough Burk, and brother Jesse Leroy Yarbrough. He is survived by his three loving children, Richard Ellis Yarbrough, Jr. (Ann), Theresa Yarbrough Dileo, and Christopher Lee Yarbrough, Sr. (Amanda), eight grandchildren, Kyle Christian Yarbrough (Kately ...

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Pamela Diane Perrone SEP 16, 1957 - JUL 13, 2020

Pamela Diane Perrone

Pamela Diane Perrone, (Pam, Mama, Grandma), 62 of Savannah passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 13th, 2020. Pamela was born on September 16, 1957 in Savannah to Mary Lee Taylor and Carlton Wilbur Rowell. Sister to five siblings, Janet Rowell, Cindy Werner, Michael Rowell, Gale (Bubba) Taylor and Amy Burns. Pamela was an outstanding student, she graduated at the top of her class from Bible Baptist High School in 1975. Her very first job was at K-Mart as a cashier. After graduation, she studied at Savannah Technical College, then on to work at Savannah News Press measuring ads to fit the new ...

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Emma Morel Adler - JUL 12, 2020

Emma Morel Adler

Emma Morel Adler, a native Savannahian, was born on March 11th, 1930 to John and Emma Walthour Morel, in Savannah, Georgia. She died peacefully July 12th, 2020, at age 90.            Emma grew up in downtown Savannah, on the south side of Hall Street between Abercorn and Lincoln.  Her grandmother, Emma Roberts Walthour, lived next door.  She attended The Pape School in Savannah, where she established a firm foundation in the Arts and Humanities as well as developing many life-long friendships.  She continued her education by a ...

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William George Cummins OCT 09, 1930 - JUL 12, 2020

William George Cummins

William George Cummins, 89, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020 at his home on Tybee Island.  He was born October 9, 1930 in Woodstock, Illinois.  Mr. Cummins was retired from EM Tech.  He was a 66 year Mason, and was a lifetime member of the VFW.  He was also a member of the American Legion on Tybee Island. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Linda Cummins Page. Surviving are his wife, Rose Kunavich of Tybee Island, three sons, Bob Cummins (Donna) of Illinois, Bill Cummins of Atlanta, and Danny Cummins (Brenda) of Wisconsin, two Daughters, Debbie Hendricks of Wis ...

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Wilma Jean Gunn JAN 15, 1941 - JUL 11, 2020

Wilma Jean Gunn

Gunn, Wilma Jean (nee Michael) ,79, of Savannah, GA, passed away peacefully on July 11, 2020. Wilma was born in Frederick, MD on January 15, 1941.  She graduated as the valedictorian from Frederick High School in 1959. She worked for One Hour Martinizer for many years, eventually becoming their bookkeeper. Later on in years, Wilma moved to Savannah, GA and worked at the Hunter Army Airfield Commissary for 24 years, working her way up from a part-time cashier to the Assistant Manager. After retiring from the Commissary, she dedicated her life to helping care for her youngest g ...

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Mary Jane McCall MacBlane - JUL 10, 2020

Mary Jane McCall MacBlane

Mary Jane McCall MacBlane, 90, of Savannah, GA went to be with the Lord on July 10, 2020, at Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center, under the care of Hospice Savannah, Inc.  Born February 28, 1930 in Johnstown, PA and lived in East Conemaugh for most of her life before moving to Savannah in May 2010 to live with her daughter.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Forrest and Elizabeth (Horenchak) McCall, infant sister, Eileen Louise; loving husband of 53 years, George A. MacBlane, brother, John F. McCall and son-in-law, Charles Tyner.  She is survived by daught ...

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Robert J. Lane, III MAY 09, 1946 - JUL 10, 2020

Robert J. Lane, III

Robert James Lane III “Bobby” 74 died Friday, July 10, 2020 at his residence. Bobby was born in Charleston, South Carolina on May 9, 1946. He was a member of the United Methodist Church.  He joined the Air Force at 17 years old and had to wait until he turned 18 to be deployed to Viet Nam.  After his military service he worked at Savannah Sugar Refinery as a Lab Technician until his retirement.  Bobby was loved by his family and friends.    He had a heart of gold and was known by everyone who knew him as a “good man”.  He wa ...

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Annette Jones Hartley SEP 28, 1927 - JUL 09, 2020

Annette Jones Hartley

Annette Jones Billings Hartley, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020 in Savannah, GA.  Mrs. Hartley was born in Memphis TN on September 28, 1927.  She and her family moved to Miami, FL when she was seven.  Annette called Miami home for over five decades. She was pre-deceased by her husband Jim Billings in 1982. Seven years later she married Howard Hartley and lived in Greenville, SC until Howard’s death in 2006.   In 2008 she moved to Savannah, GA where she has lived since.  She is survived by three daughters and sons in law: Anne McDougall (Ed); Claudia Wa ...

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Drew Porter Anderson FEB 04, 2018 - JUL 09, 2020

Drew Porter Anderson

Drew Porter Anderson, 2 years old, of Raleigh, North Carolina, passed away Thursday, July 9, 2020 at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah.   Services are pending.    ...

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Nancy Ann Lawlor - JUL 07, 2020

Nancy Ann Lawlor

The full obituary will be published as soon as available. Social distancing and the wearing of masks is encouraged for the safety of everyone attending. ...

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Aiden Ashley Palpallatoc NOV 12, 2002 - JUL 06, 2020

Aiden Ashley Palpallatoc

Aiden A. Palpallatoc, 17, died Monday, July 6, 2020. Aiden was a lifelong resident of Savannah and attended Windsor Forest High School. Fishing, skating, family trips to the Mountains of North Carolina, or hanging with his friends at A.J.’s on Tybee; Aiden was always happiest outdoors, around the ocean, and enjoying nature.  Surviving are his mother, Lindsey Fife; his father and stepmother, Ashley and Britney Palpallatoc; a sister, Alexandria Smith; two brothers, Ashton and Avery Palpallatoc; maternal grandparents, Sandi Westall (Nana), and Bill and Heather Fife; paternal gran ...

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Bettye Burns - JUL 06, 2020

Bettye Burns

Mrs. Bettye Withers Barnes, age 100, died on July 6, 2020. She was the daughter of Julia and Clyde Withers of Atlanta, GA. Mrs. Barnes attended Wesleyan College and graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.   She married Elbert Randolph Partridge, US Air Force, who died during World War II. As a young widow with two daughters, Julia and Randylyn, Bettye found happiness once again when she married Benjamin Shields Barnes in 1948. With the arrival of two more daughters, Carole and Betsy, they continued to enjoy their life in Atlanta for over 40 years.  In ...

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Nancy Rebecca Peavy Arnsdorff NOV 13, 1945 - JUL 05, 2020

Nancy Rebecca Peavy Arnsdorff

Nancy Rebecca Peavy Arnsdorff, 74, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at Memorial University Medical Center. She was born in Savannah, Georgia to the late Willard and Frances Peavy and was a member of The Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Baptist. She was a graduate of Savannah High School, where she met her husband of 55 years, Bruce Arnsdorff.  For several years, she owned and operated a daycare center, Charlie Brown’s Clubhouse prior to working for the board of education for over 10 years.  Nancy was a very artistic and creative women and used her talents to benef ...

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George W. "Billy" Adams, Jr. JUL 08, 1946 - JUL 05, 2020

George W.

George W. “Billy” Adams Jr, of Savannah, GA, passed away on July 5th, 2020 at Memorial Hospital.  Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was the son of the late Florence Counihan and George Wilmot Adams and brother to the late Robert “Bobby” Adams.  Billy graduated from Benedictine Military School, Class of 1964. He grew up as a member of Blessed Sacrament Church and was most recently a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Savannah.   Billy served in the Georgia Air National Guard and retired as the Executive Director of South Carolina Stevedore ...

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Valinda Fleming McKibben FEB 23, 1921 - JUL 04, 2020

Valinda Fleming McKibben

Valinda Fleming McKibben, 99, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2020 at the home of her son in Isle of Hope, under the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Milton Stewart McKibben. Valinda was born in Durham, North Carolina on February 23, 1921 to David Kerr Fleming and Irene Tilley Fleming. She graduated from Durham High School and Business School in Charlotte, North Carolina. A member of the Greatest Generation, she lost her first husband Frank May and younger brother Kerr Fleming in World War II.  She was also preceded in death b ...

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Ben A. Conner, III JUN 07, 1940 - JUL 03, 2020

Ben A. Conner, III

Ben A. Conner, III passed away Friday, July 3, 2020 at age 80. He was born in Mt. Vernon, GA and spent most of his adult life in Savannah as an insurance claims adjuster. He graduated from UGA and was an avid Dawg fan. He is survived by his wife of 41 years Judy, four children, five grandchildren, two sisters and two brothers. A private family ceremony is planned for July 6, 2020.   ...

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Winifred Irene Case Karnosky DEC 17, 1920 - JUL 03, 2020

Winifred Irene Case Karnosky

Winifred Irene Case Karnosky, 99, passed away Friday, July 3, 2020 at her residence.  She was born in East Alton, Illinois on December 17, 1920 to Mr. Furnace Case and Mrs. Lola Case.  She graduated from East Alton High School where she participated in sports and was a member of the drum and bugle corps. During World War II she enlisted in the United States Marine Corps and was one of the first Lady Marines.  One of the highlights of her Marine Corps tour was being an escort for Mrs. Elenoir Roosevelt, wife of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  Later she was stationed ...

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Alice "Jean" Finley Giblin FEB 07, 1924 - JUL 03, 2020


Alice "Jean" Finley Giblin was born on February 7th, 1924 in Janesville, Wisconsin. She graduated from Mercy School of Nursing of St. Xavier College in Chicago and shortly after married Charles Giblin in 1946. They started their adventures in New Orleans, where their four children, Jim, Mary, Patty and Betsy were born. Over the decades, Jean was involved in every community she lived as a nurse, with various volunteer positions, and as a participant in the Catholic Church.  Jean is remembered by her children for teaching them that your glass is always half full, to be kind, to ...

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Jon "J.T." Herbert Taylor - JUL 03, 2020


Jon “J.T.” Herbert Taylor died at Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He leaves behind his wife, Gina Elizabeth Taylor and two beautiful daughters, Madison and Zayne. He is also survived by his mother, Audilee Taylor, siblings Julia, Jed (Lilann) and Jessica (Paul), nieces Callie, Liz, Kate and Morgan and nephews Hunter, Mac and Jake. He is preceded in death by his father, Herbert Lee Taylor. A good friend who inspired tattoos on many, Jon never knew a stranger. He was widely known as the life of the party and Tybee mourned his loss over the 4th of J ...

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Hazel Janiece Pittman AUG 29, 1918 - JUL 03, 2020

Hazel Janiece Pittman

Hazel Janiece Pittman went to be with the Lord on Friday, July 3, at the age of 101, in Nashville, Tennessee. Born in Bullock County, Georgia to James Morgan Bennett and Mary Eula Scott Bennett, she was one of ten children. She is preceded by her loving husband, Ernest A. Pittman, Sr. and five of her siblings. She is survived by sister Wildred Martin, brothers Winfield Bennett and Lenard Bennett, sister Nina Pearce, daughter Myrna McWhorter (Max), son Ernest (Skip) Pittman (Jean), six grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by h ...

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Jacob Alexander "Jake" Smith FEB 21, 1941 - JUL 02, 2020

Jacob Alexander

Jacob Alexander Smith, age 79, of Savannah, passed away at his home on Thursday, July 2.  Jake was born on February 21, 1941 in Reidsville, GA to Edgar and Ruby Smith. He grew up in Reidsville, GA with his parents, three brothers, and one sister. He graduated from Reidsville High School in 1959. He received a banking certificate from Louisiana State University in 1983. He was Recognized by Who’s Who of Georgia in 1989. He was in the banking industry for 40 years. He was a retired Vice President of Wachovia.  Jake enjoyed going on the boat and fishing with friends and fami ...

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Richard D. Eckburg DEC 26, 1931 - JUL 01, 2020

Richard D. Eckburg

  Richard Dean Eckburg. December 26, 1931 - July 1 , 2020. A 3O-year supporter of the Savannah community, Richard D. Eckburg, died suddenly at home, on July 1,2020. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Judy. ln addition, he leaves his daughters, Lisa Molina and Darice Dawson , of Arizona, and grandsons Jason Molina, of Arizona, and Brian Molina (Erin), with two great grandchildren, in Oregon. Dick was born in Amboy, lllinois, joined the Army after high school, and served in the Korean War. This instilled a love for the military that stayed with him for h ...

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James William Potts - JUL 01, 2020

James William Potts

James William (Pottsie) Potts of Savannah, GA, age 79, passed away July 1, 2020 from heart related complications. Jim was born September 23, 1940 in Philadelphia, PA. He graduated from Haverford High School (’58) located in Havertown, PA. He was a volunteer fireman with Brookline Fire Dept and began a very successful sales career in plastic sales at Cosden Chemicals in Conshohocken, PA. He relocated his family south to get away from the cold weather and remained in a successful sales and management career in the plastics industry. As the former President of the Society of Plastic Enginee ...

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Mary Kathryn Jaime Seginack MAY 19, 1951 - JUN 30, 2020

Mary Kathryn Jaime Seginack

Mary Kathryn Seginack, age 69, died June 30, 2020.  The Chatham County native formerly worked as a cashier with Merrill Lynch.  Kathryn loved music, and played the piano. Surviving are her children, Andrew Seginack and Mary Ann Seginack, both of Savannah; her mother, Norma Jaime of Savannah; two sisters, Gerry Arakelian of Chocowinity, NC, and Paulette Lanier of Savannah; and a granddaughter, Alexis Seginack of Savannah. A graveside funeral service and burial will be 11:00 am Wednesday, July 8, at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens with Rev. Brooks Cail officiating. ...

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Betty Jean Lynch Thomson MAR 18, 1939 - JUN 28, 2020

Betty Jean Lynch Thomson

Betty Jean Lynch Thomson, our beloved Wife, Mom, and Meme, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 28, 2020.  She was born on March 18, 1939, to Lee Olen and Dorothy Lynch.  Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Lee Lynch, and her grandson, Timmy Rubnitz.  Betty grew up in Savannah and attended Savannah High School.  There she met the love of her life, Tommy Thomson.  They were married on July 2, 1955.  In 1958, they had a son, Thomas David Thomson, Jr.  Their daughter Rene’ was born in 1963.  Betty had a big heart and was lo ...

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Sadie B. Kramer FEB 11, 1922 - JUN 28, 2020

Sadie B. Kramer

Sadie B. Kramer (Mema, Buff, Blackie) 98, passed away on June 28, 2020 at Summer Breeze. She was born on February 11, 1922 to the late Barney and Edna Blackburn. She retired as a GSA telephone operator then went on later to work at Great Southern Federal Bank. She was a member of the Red Hat Society, Daughters of Ireland and Smart Senior. She loved to line dance and enjoyed playing Bingo at the Wilmington Island Community Center. Mema will be remembered for her style and flare and will be loved and missed by all. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert M. Kramer Sr.; grand ...

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Dorothy "Dottie" Brenner Cook AUG 29, 1924 - JUN 28, 2020


Dorothy Brenner Cook, 95, died Sunday, June 28, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah, Ga. Mrs. Cook was born in Marsh, Montana and she graduated high school in Grandview, Washington. She was an original Rosie the Riveter working at the Boeing plant in Seattle, Washington during World War II.  With her first husband, Scott, who was an officer in the United States Air Force, she travelled around the United States and Japan while raising her three beloved children: Susanne, Burder (Buzz) and Lorelle (Lori). After settling in Savannah, Georgia, Dottie graduated from vocational s ...

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Virginia Summerell McMullen - JUN 27, 2020

Virginia Summerell McMullen

Virginia Summerell McMullen, 37, passed peacefully on Saturday, June 27, 2020, surrounded by her family.  She had been successfully battling advanced lung cancer since 2019, but in a rapid relapse was under hospice care at UF Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL. Virginia was born in Savannah, the oldest daughter of B. Ray and Melanie (Fawcett) Summerell and granddaughter of Mrs. Jesse T. Fawcett of Savannah.  She is survived by her husband, David Wayne McMullen, Jr., of Tallahassee, FL; and her sisters, Elizabeth Anne Summerell of Savannah, GA, and Carolyn Summerell Judge (Christop ...

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Richard C. Claar DEC 12, 1953 - JUN 26, 2020

Richard C. Claar

Richard Corbin Claar, 66, passed away Friday, June 26, 2020 at Memorial University Medical Center.  He was born December 12, 1953 to the late John and Charlotte Claar.  He worked for Gulfstream Aerospace for over 20 years.  He is survived by his wife Katherine "Kathy" Claar of Thunderbolt.   A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Fox & Weeks, Islands Chapel.   ...

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Reba Bernice Cleveland Colson DEC 27, 1927 - JUN 26, 2020

Reba Bernice Cleveland Colson

Reba B Colson, 92, passed peacefully at home in Peachtree Corners on Friday, June 26, 2020. Reba was born in Lumpkin County, GA, the daughter of Leonard B. and Maude (Davis) Cleveland.  She grew up in Dahlonega and after graduating school, she moved to Savannah and began her career at Price Company. In 1948, Reba married Ernest (Ralph) Colson of Savannah. She retired from Johnson, Lane, Space, Smith & Company after 30 years of service as Vice President of Operations. She then assisted with opening the Savannah office of Sterne, Agee and Leach investment brokerage firm before she ...

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Barbara Ann Parker Sexton - JUN 25, 2020

Barbara Ann Parker Sexton

Barbara Ann Parker Sexton, 84, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020 at Memorial University Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Lyons, GA, daughter of Evan P. and Nancy Jones Parker.  Mrs. Sexton was a member of Richmond Hill United Methodist Church and a homemaker. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Jack Melvin Sexton, four sisters and four brothers. She is survived by her sons, Thomas Evan Sexton (Anne), John William Sexton, Sr., James Roy Sexton (Lynn), and George Alan Sexton (Cindy); brother, Jack Royce P ...

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Robert N. Hansen - JUN 25, 2020

Robert N. Hansen

Robert N. Hansen, 81, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020 at his residence on Skidaway Island.  Inurnment will be in Cave Hill Cemetery, Louisville, KY at a later date.  Remembrances may be made to the Carmelite Monastery, 11 W. Back St., Savannah, GA 31419.   ...

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Rachel Elaine Clark Glenn JUL 02, 1970 - JUN 24, 2020

Rachel Elaine Clark Glenn

Elaine, (49), died June 24, 2020 in Savannah, while under the care of St. Joseph/Candler Hospital. She was born July 2, 1970 in Savannah, GA and lived in Savannah all her life.  She attended Herschel V. Jenkins High School and earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English from Armstrong State College and received her Master’s Degree from Georgia Southern University.  She was a member of the Lutheran Church of the Ascension and regularly attended Sunday school classes at the First Baptist Church of the Islands.  She was an active volunteer at Coastal Middle School, th ...

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Lt. Colonel Douglas Gregory Schmidt OCT 21, 1946 - JUN 23, 2020

Lt. Colonel Douglas Gregory Schmidt

Lt. Colonel Douglas Gregory Schmidt passed into Christ’s arms on June 23, 2020. Born 10-21-1946.  Doug graduated from Iowa State University, served in the Army Reserves, was deployed to Desert Storm where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He was President of Supply Chain Personnel until his death. Doug was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He is survived by his wife Karol; children, Michelle, and Stephen; three grandchildren, Cole, Andrew, and Kathryn; mother, Lillian, and two sisters, Susan, and Nancy. A memorial service for close friends and f ...

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Nettie Wallace - JUN 23, 2020

Nettie Wallace

Nettie Laurine “Neemaw” Wallace, age 99, died Tuesday, June 23rd. Born in Lepanto, Arkansas, Savannah was her home for more than 70 years. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years C.A. “Jack” Wallace, her daughters Iris Wallace, Betty Blackston, and a great granddaughter Ashlee Kraft. Surviving are her three grandchildren, Kim Kraft (Hal), Kelly Blackston-Cail (Robert “Corky”), and Kevin Blackston (Angela), all of Savannah, one sister, Jo England of Dallas, Texas, five great grandchildren, Kyle (Amy), Clint, Emily, Gage, Caroline, as well a ...

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Dorothy L. Wojtkelewicz FEB 21, 1948 - JUN 22, 2020

Dorothy L. Wojtkelewicz

Dorothy (“Dot”) Lorraine Wojtkelewicz, 72, passed peacefully on Monday, June 22, 2020 after an extended illness.  A native of her beloved Baltimore, MD, Dot worked in retail for most of her life, spending over 25 years working for Walmart.  Most recently she worked at Piggly Wiggly/Bi-Lo. Dot loved her precious dog Coco, Word Search games, doing whatever she wanted and hearing people struggle to pronounce her last name. She was known for her charitable heart, for making Coca-Cola cakes and rum cakes for friends and neighbors and her love of a clearance sale. Dot was ...

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Francis John "Frank" Coffey SEP 09, 1936 - JUN 22, 2020

Francis John

Frank Coffey, 83, died peacefully on Monday, June 22, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Frank was born in Philadelphia, the only son of Frank and Kathryn Coffey. He was educated in the Philadelphia Parochial School system through high school. He earned a degree in economics from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga; an MBA from Roosevelt University in Chicago; and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the Air War College in Montgomery, AL. After a career in the Air Force, where he retired as a colonel, he worked for Johnson Controls. Frank met Paula Axe (The Blond ...

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Thomas Alexander Bradley, III - JUN 20, 2020

Thomas Alexander Bradley, III

Thomas Alexander Bradley, lll, age 80, died at home on June 20, 2020. He was born in Savannah, the son of Thomas A. Bradley, Jr. and Dorothea Sterling Bradley. Tom was a 1958 graduate of Savannah High School and attended the University of South Carolina and Washington University in St. Louis. Some years later he moved back to Georgia where he owned and operated the original Tybee Marina. Tom is survived by his wife, Julie Powers Bradley, his daughter Diane Barry (John), his son Tom Bradley (Emily), his grandchildren Sarah and Michael Barry. Also, his sister Linda Bradley Cox and brother ...

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Becky Hall Davis MAR 01, 1947 - JUN 19, 2020

Becky Hall Davis

Becky Hall Davis, 73, passed peacefully at her home on Friday, June 19, 2020, surrounded by her loving family, following a battle with a terminal illness.  Becky was born in Roanoke, VA to Clarence and Geraldine Hall.   In 1964 she married Stan Davis, the love of her life. They settled in Savannah, GA, where they raised their 3 children.  She spent the next 56 years caring for her family as a homemaker.  In addition to her husband, Stan, Becky is survived by her son Ricky Davis, son Randy Davis and his wife Sherry and their sons Randy and Riley, Jennifer Jennings and ...

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Blake Quattlebaum MAR 23, 1966 - JUN 19, 2020

Blake Quattlebaum

Blake Binford Quattlebaum, 54, of Savannah, GA passed away on June 19, 2020. Born on March 23, 1966 in Birmingham, Alabama, Blake was blessed to grow up on the Bluff of Isle of Hope in Savannah, Georgia. He was the son of Dr. Robert & Fall Quattlebaum. He was a graduate of The McCallie School in Chattanooga, TN and Armstrong State College. Blake was a Master Falconer, member of the GA Falconry Association as well as the Georgia Game Hawkers Club.   He was a longtime member of the Forest City Gun Club. Blake was an avid outdoorsman, lover of all things animal, semi-pro water skie ...

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Gay Frances Rogers Usher DEC 13, 1935 - JUN 19, 2020

Gay Frances Rogers Usher

Gay Frances Rogers Usher, 84, formerly of Batavia, NY departed this life Friday, June 19, 2020.  Born in Andover, NY December 13, 1935 to Albert and Frances Beebe Rogers. She graduated from Andover High School in the class of 1953 and attended The State University of New York at Geneseo.  Gay was the widow of William Usher married in 1958. She spent her married life as a homemaker. Left to cherish her memory is one son, Steven Robert Usher and wife, Angell of Savannah, GA; brother, Albert Jerry Rogers and wife, Anne of Leesburg, FL; niece, Julie Rogers Palko and husband Dan of ...

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Scott Smith SEP 17, 1968 - JUN 18, 2020

Scott Smith

Thomas Scott Smith, Savannah, GA, 51, passed away at home, June 18, 2020.  Scott, also known affectionately as “Scotty” or “Smitty” was born in Savannah on September 17th, 1968 as the only child to Thomas Waldo Smith and Vivian Davis Smith (Holt).  Scott graduated from Beach High School.  He began working with his father who owned Tommie Smith Painting as a teenager and then later became owner of Scott Smith Painting and Construction. He was a jack of all trades working the past few years for Fox and Weeks Funeral Home and being an UBER driver while al ...

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Lois Ann (Bauer) McCarthy JUN 11, 1937 - JUN 18, 2020

Lois Ann  (Bauer) McCarthy

Lois Ann (Bauer) McCarthy, 83, daughter of Johann and Mildred Bauer died this last Thursday, June 18, 2020 at her home in Commodore Point. Lois was born in Queens, New York and raised and educated in Huntington, Long Island, NY.  After marrying John, the boy next door, the couple had two sons (John and Steve).  While raising the family, Lois performed in local theatre and ballet, taught swim lessons and learned to make clothes for herself and the boys.  At the same time, she developed her skills as an artist painting in both oil and watercolor and sculpting in clay. In 196 ...

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Wallace H. Crouch NOV 30, 1985 - JUN 17, 2020

Wallace H. Crouch

Wallace Hardy Crouch, 34, husband of Stephanie Simms Crouch, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2020.  A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel.   ...

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Neil Waldo Johnson DEC 03, 1922 - JUN 16, 2020

Neil Waldo Johnson

Neil Waldo Johnson, 97, passed away peacefully on June 16, 2020. Neil was born in New York City December 3, 1922 to Neil Waldo and Lillian Larsen Johnson. He grew up in Mount Vernon, NY. At A.B. Davis High School he met Adele Frances Jones who he married in 1943. Neil was proud of his service during WWll as a B17 navigator. ln recent years, he enjoyed visits to the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum and reconnecting with several of his fellow crew members. He had a successful sales career ultimately retiring from lnternational Paper. ln addition to Adele, Neil was predeceased by brother H ...

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Constance Ann "Connie" Goodwin MAR 06, 1947 - JUN 15, 2020

Constance Ann

Constance Ann "Connie" Goodwin, 73, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2020, in Savannah, GA. A native of Bronxville, NY, she graduated from Syracuse University. Although Connie had no children of her own, she spent the majority of her life working for the State of New York's child protective services in Syracuse, NY. Connie was known for her intelligence, humor, and compassion that she would quietly show in an unassuming way to those who needed it. Surviving her are three sisters, Joy Marks of Savannah, GA, Kim Goodwin of Watermill, NY, and Donna Goodwin of Philadelphia, alon ...

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Madeline A. Ferraro - JUN 12, 2020

Madeline A. Ferraro

Madeline Antoinnette  Ferraro entered peacefully into eternal rest on Friday, June 12, 2020 at the age of 99.  Madeline was born in Savannah, GA on April 27, 1921 and was the daughter of Louis Bie Ferraro, an immigrant from Italy and Laura Postanowicz Ferraro Hart, an immigrant from Poland.  She was preceded in death by her parents and step-father, George E. Hart, Sr., as well as her siblings, Theresa L. Ferraro, Bie L. Ferraro, Vincent J. Ferraro, Sr., John J. Ferraro, Mary Ferraro DeLoach, Jeannette Ferraro Barker and half-brothers George E. Hart, Jr. and Francis E. Hart.  ...

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Carl Lee Rigdon, Jr. OCT 03, 1933 - JUN 12, 2020

Carl Lee Rigdon, Jr.

Carl Lee Ridgon, Jr., died June 12, 2020. The Chatham County native was a retired machinist with International Paper, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean Conflict.  He is survived by two daughters, Amanda R. Rigdon and Angela R. Baker. ...

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Wyman H. Sharpe JUN 30, 1931 - JUN 09, 2020

Wyman H. Sharpe

Wyman H. Sharpe, 88, passed away June 9, 2020 at Hospice Savannah, surrounded by his family.  Wyman was born June 30, 1931 in Wayne County, GA, and moved to Savannah at an early age.  He served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict from 1950 to 1952, being honorably discharged after earning the rank of Staff Sergeant.  He was employed by Sears Roebuck and Company for 37 years, retiring in 1985.  Wyman was also a successful real estate investor, owning and operating multiple parcels of rental property.  He was a past member of the Sa ...

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Dr. Harvey Morgan - JUN 09, 2020

Dr. Harvey Morgan

Harvey Vaughan Morgan Sr., 92, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at Summer Breeze Senior Living in Savannah, Georgia. Harvey was born in 1927 in Savannah to Annie and Marshall Morgan. He was educated in Savannah schools and served in the Army for two years, stationed in Northern Italy. Harvey attended Armstrong Junior College for two years and completed his Bachelors and Doctorate at Emory School of Medicine. He married Mary Frances Bland in 1954 and they returned to Savannah to start their family and for Harvey to complete his residency at Memorial Hospital. Shortly thereafter, h ...

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Margaret S. Willey JUL 18, 1930 - JUN 08, 2020

Margaret S. Willey

Margaret S. Willey, 89 died on June 8, 2020. She was born on July 18, 1930 in Savannah, GA. She grew up In Savannah and Atlanta and graduated from Savannah High School in 1948 and earned an Associates Degree from Armstrong Junior College in 1950 and began her work career at Union Bag. She met her husband, Monroe M Willey in Savannah while he was stationed at Hunter Field near the end of the Korean War. They married in 1955 and moved to suburban Philadelphia.  She raised her family in both Pennsylvania and Michigan. She was a long- time member of the Methodist Church, for the past 25 ye ...

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Thomas Anthony Workmon - JUN 08, 2020

Thomas Anthony Workmon

Thomas Anthony Workmon of Deer Lodge, Montana passed away June 8th, 2020 at the age of 59.  Tom was a native of Savannah, GA. He graduated from Benedictive Military School. Tom is survived by his three adult children, Christopher Bryan Workmon, Glen Patrick Workmon and Elizabeth McKenzie Workmon; his grandson, Raymond Christopher Workmon; his mother, Julia Mckenzie Workmon; and his three brothers, Robert Anthony Workmon, Charles Calvin Workmon, and Patrick Joseph Workmon. A joint private graveside memorial service for Tom and his father, Bob Franklin Workmon, will be ...

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Frank C. DeBolt, Sr. FEB 23, 1930 - JUN 07, 2020

Frank C. DeBolt, Sr.

Frank C. DeBolt, Sr., age 90, passed away peacefully in Savannah, Georgia, on June 7, 2020. A native of West Virginia, Frank spent over twenty years in the United States Navy, primarily as an aviator and in the field of electronics. He was a graduate of The Ohio State University and also obtained a Master’s degree from the Naval Postgraduate School. His duty stations included bases on the east and west coasts, the U.S.S. Wasp, Trinidad, West Indies, and Panama. He retired from the U.S. Navy as a Lieutenant Commander in 1973. After his military service, Frank and his family settled in ...

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Mary Gray Gillikin Mell Klees MAY 19, 1930 - JUN 07, 2020

Mary Gray Gillikin Mell Klees

Mary Klees, 90, died peacefully on Sunday, June 7, 2020 surrounded by her loving family. Mary was born in Norfolk, VA on May 19, 1930 to the late Clemmie and Mary Gillikin. She was the eldest of eight children. Mary loved working in her yard. Anyone that knew her, could tell you that she was rarely seen without a rake in her hand. She loved going fishing but has been unable to go as much as she did back in the day. Mary could sling a cast net, cut a rug, and dance anyone under the table. She will be deeply missed by all. In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her so ...

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Mark Edward Gilroy AUG 16, 1960 - JUN 06, 2020

Mark Edward Gilroy

Mark Edward Gilroy died peacefully at Savannah Beach Nursing Home in Tybee Island, Georgia on June 6, 2020.  Mark was born to Charles Edward Gilroy and Donna Mae (Virtue) Gilroy on August 16, 1960. He graduated from Elida High School near Lima, Ohio and became a carpenter and woodworker for several cabinet makers in the area as well as operating his own handyman business. Mark loved animals and volunteered at Angels for Animals in Elida, Ohio.  He enjoyed various types of music, rock concerts, playing his guitar, gardening and doing artwork.  Mark also enjoyed working out ...

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James Archie LaRoche, Jr. NOV 17, 1954 - JUN 06, 2020

James Archie LaRoche, Jr.

James Archie LaRoche, Jr., 65, alongside his longtime companion, Patty Jo Atkins, entered eternal peace, Saturday, June 6, 2020.  James was the son of the late James Archie LaRoche, Sr.  Archie joins his late brother, Mark LaRoche and son, Alex Meyer. He is survived by his mother, Rosa LaRoche; daughter, Erin Renee LaRoche; granddaughter, Sophie Winfield LaRoche of Savannah, GA; step-daughter, Rose Lee Garrett (Mike); two grandsons, Rhyan Keith Armstead and Dylan Lee Armstead of Charleston, SC; siblings, Cynthia, Tony, Phillip, and Robert.  Along with many nieces and nephews, ...

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Edith Griffis De Mauro - JUN 05, 2020

Edith Griffis De Mauro

Edith Griffis De Mauro, 94, died peacefully on Friday, June 5, 2020 in Savannah, Georgia.  Edith was born in Titusville, Florida.  She was the only child of Gladys Rain and Jefferson Davis Griffis. She graduated from a RN Program at University of Florida at Gainesville.  She then met Peter Anthony De Mauro while working at the Chattahoochee State Hospital and they were married on July 19, 1947 in Spring Lake, New Jersey.  She worked for many years as a staff nurse and eventually as a nurse manager at Carrier Clinic, an inpatient psychiatric hospital in Hopewell, New Jers ...

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Melvin Lee Taylor - JUN 04, 2020

Melvin Lee Taylor

Melvin Lee Taylor of Baxley, GA- 01-14-1948-06-04-2020 Passed at home with his wife of 29 years Lisa Weaver Taylor by his side. Is preceded in death, by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peggy Taylor of Baxley, GA; a half-brother Peggy Taylor, Jr., and a sister, Angela, who the Lord took at a young age.  Many loving aunts, uncles, and cousins, some preceding him, and surviving family members, out of Douglas, Baxley, and Nichols, include the Steads, Taylors, and Robertson families, Also preceded in death, and surviving family included, aunts and uncles, and cousins of Savannah are, the Weave ...

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Laurena Mizelle Floyd Harrison NOV 30, 1921 - JUN 04, 2020

Laurena Mizelle Floyd Harrison

Laurena Mizelle Floyd Harrison passed away on June 4, 2020 at the age of 98. She was born in Dodge County, November 30, 1921 to Viola and Nicholas G. Floyd and graduated from Chester High School and Middle Georgia College.  She was married to Everitt Edward Harrison for 41 years.  She taught school at Dexter Elementary, McRae Elementary and for 2 years at Gould Elementary School in Savannah.  She retired from the Department of Family and Children’s Services as a caseworker after 18 years.  She joined the Bull Street Baptist Church as a bride in 1943 after being a m ...

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William Thomas (Bill) Butler - JUN 03, 2020

William Thomas (Bill) Butler

William Thomas (Bill) Butler, age 92 of Savannah, passed away peacefully at Azalealand Nursing Home on June 3rd, 2020.  Bill attended Savannah High School and was a graduate of Armstrong University.  He was a veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict where he served in the United States Navy aboard the destroyer USS Murray.  His career spanned from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bowater Paper Co. and Simons Eastern Engineering in Atlanta, where he retired after 30 years.  After retiring, he returned to his childhood home in Savannah and enjoyed many wonderful ye ...

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Lonnie D. Love DEC 29, 1968 - JUN 03, 2020

Lonnie D. Love

Lonnie Darnell Love, age 51, died June 3, 2020.  The Savannah native attended Memorial Day School, Bible Baptist School, and graduated from Jenkins High School.  He attended Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, and formerly worked with the State of Georgia Department of Natural Resources.  He was currently employed with Local 188, Plumbers, Pipefitters, HVAC Journeyman and Apprentices.  He loved nature and being outdoors.  He was preceded in death by his father, Lonnie Delmas Love. Surviving, all of Savannah, are his son, William Cody Love; mother, Martha Love; bro ...

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Thomas O'Neal Cupstid, Jr. OCT 20, 1937 - JUN 02, 2020

Thomas O'Neal Cupstid, Jr.

Thomas O’Neal Cupstid, Jr., 82, died Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at Memorial University Medical Center. The Savannah native was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas O’Neal and Marguerite Scott Cupstid; and his wife, JoAnn Cupstid. He was retired from the U.S. Army after 27 years of honorable service. He was a member of the Coastal Football Association and Exchange Club of Chatham County. Mr. Cupstid was a life member and director of Chatham Artillery Corp. and 1st Volunteer Regiment of Georgia and a life member of The American Rifle Association.   Surviving is a brother ...

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Joseph V. Ryan, Jr. SEP 28, 1948 - MAY 31, 2020

Joseph V. Ryan, Jr.

Joseph Verdery Ryan, Jr., a lifelong resident of Savannah, GA, died peacefully on May 31, 2020 surrounded by family and friends at his home after a long illness.  He was 79 years old. Mr. Ryan was born on September 28, 1940 in Savannah, GA.  He was the eldest of 8 children born to Captain Joseph V. Ryan, Sr. and Kathleen Coburn Ryan.  Joe attended Savannah public schools and graduated from the University of Georgia’s Grady School of Journalism.  After graduation, he worked for both the Savannah Morning News and the Savannah Evening Press.  Joe fondly remembere ...

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Kory Lamar Shrum - MAY 30, 2020

Kory Lamar Shrum

Kory Lamar Shrum (age 34) passed Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Memorial Hospital in Savannah.  Kory was born at the US Naval hospital in Rota, Spain and a graduate of Sol C. Johnson High School and Armstrong Atlantic State University. For those who knew Kory, he instantly made our world better with his infectiously loving and outgoing personality. Kory was athletic and loved soccer, biking, dancing, basketball, ping pong and roller blading.  He was an avid fan of the Atlanta Falcons, Hawks, United, Braves and Georgia Bulldogs. Kory was a loving father, wonderful son ...

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Jeanette Antionette Sorochak OCT 01, 1926 - MAY 29, 2020

Jeanette Antionette Sorochak

Jeanette Sorochak, 93, died May 29, 2020 at her home. She was born October 1, 1926 in Torrington, Connecticut and moved to Savannah to be near her family in 2019. A graduate of Torrington High School, she was a telephone operator for the Connecticut Telephone Company for over 20 years. She was a member of St. Peter’s Church. Her hobbies included baking, casino visits and the Boston Red Sox’s. Surviving are her loving husband of 61 years, Louis Sorochak, her son and daughter-in-law, Billy and Angel Sorochak and her grandchildren, who were the love of her life, Anna Sorochak ...

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James Alvin Ray (Al) MAR 02, 1930 - MAY 28, 2020

James Alvin Ray (Al)

James Alvin Ray, Jr. (Al), age 90, died May 28, 2020 at home. He was born on March 2, 1930 in Savannah, Georgia. He was employed by Central Georgia Railroad before entering the United States Marine Corps in 1950 and served 13 months in the Korean "Dog Company" with the FIRST Marine Division as a sergeant. After returning home, he attended the University of Georgia & Armstrong College where he received an Engineering Degree. Al worked for Savannah Electric and Power Company and retired after more than 40 years of service. He was an active member of the Ambucs for many yea ...

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Dean Britton Bell JAN 10, 1961 - MAY 28, 2020

Dean Britton Bell

Dean Britton Bell, 59, died on May 28, 2020, at his home in Texas. His beloved family and friends mourn his unexpected death. Dean was born on January 10, 1961, in Moultrie, Georgia to Reverend Grover and Deanie Bell and spent his early years living in South Georgia with his family as a “preacher’s kid.”  After graduating the University of South Carolina with both a Master’s of Business Administration and receiving a Juris Doctor, Dean practiced law in South Carolina for many years, even opening his own firm on Hilton Head Island. His fondness for legal practice ...

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Janie Elizabeth Cox Harris NOV 14, 1928 - MAY 26, 2020

Janie Elizabeth Cox Harris

Janie Elizabeth Cox Harris passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Buckingham South Assisted Living. Janie was born November 14,1928 to Cynthia and Richard Oakland Cox in Johnsonville, South Carolina. She was a long-standing member of Calvary Baptist Temple for over fifty years. She loved her Sunday School class and enjoyed their meetings and luncheons. Janie and her late husband, Frank Harris, Sr. owned and operated The Regency Room Restaurant, The Shrimp Factory, The River House Restaurant and The Liberty Inn. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. J ...

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Joseph Anthony "Tony" Battle, III JAN 05, 1941 - MAY 26, 2020

Joseph Anthony

Joseph Anthony “Tony” Battle III, 79 Joseph Anthony Battle, died peacefully at home surrounded by friends and family, after a short battle with cancer on May 26, 2020. Tony was born January 5, 1941 in Savannah, GA to Katherine Edna Findley and Joseph Anthony Battle Jr. He graduated from Benedictine Military School and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Georgia. He worked in human resources, spending many years with Darden Restaurant Group. But his greatest accomplishment was his family; as evidenced by his 56-year marriage to the love of his life L ...

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Carola H. Stone MAR 29, 1943 - MAY 26, 2020

Carola H. Stone

Carola Hassley Stone passed away peacefully on May 26, 2020. Born in Hollywood, CA, as a military brat, her true place of origin was Norwich New London, Connecticut. She attended Williams Institute, later moving to Savannah, graduating from Savannah Country Day School. Despite her exceptional fried chicken, her sweetest ice tea, and years in Savannah, far outnumbering those in Connecticut, her children would still refer to her as a Yankee. She hated lima beans and grits, and was offended by turning on the air conditioning before June. She cringed at the use of “ain’t” and &ld ...

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Stephen Wintersteen - MAY 26, 2020

Stephen Wintersteen

Stephen Wintersteen, age 62, of Beverly, MA, died unexpectedly at his home May 26 in Savannah, Georgia of complications from adrenal insufficiency.  He is survived by his loving wife, Erin, his son Andrew and wife Natslenne and their newborn daughter, Aaliyah Stephanie.  He is also survived by his youngest son, Mark, his mother, Betty and her sister Elsie, his sisters Victoria and her husband, George and Suzanne Bernier and her husband Phil.  He is also survived by numerous uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews and his beloved dog, Gracie.  Steve had a Master&rsq ...

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Pamela Wood Aloupas FEB 15, 1964 - MAY 26, 2020

Pamela Wood Aloupas

Pamela Aloupas, 56, died on May 26th, 2020 in Jacksonville Florida. She was born February 15th, 1964 in Savannah, Ga and lived most of her life in Savannah, GA; Bowie, MD; and Jacksonville FL. Surviving are her daughters, Rachel Mammina and Paige Miller of Savannah, GA; husband, George Aloupas of Jacksonville, FL; brothers, David Wood and Phillip Wood of Savannah, GA; and her father, Jeff Wood of Wedowee, Al. While Pam’s family grieves her loss, they are choosing to remember her in a way that honors her spirit. Her husband and daughter would like to invite the community to join the ...

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Ellen Braner Carroll MAY 28, 1921 - MAY 23, 2020

Ellen Braner Carroll

Ellen Jane Braner Carroll, 98, passed away Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Memorial University Medical Center.  She was born May 28, 1921 in Peru, Indiana.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Lafayette Carroll, and her parents, Stephen Weir Braner and Mabel Blanche Smith Braner.  Mrs. Carroll is survived by her son and daugher-in-law, Stephen and Lynn Case of Savannah.     ...

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Claire Kearney McMillan FEB 28, 1936 - MAY 22, 2020

Claire Kearney McMillan

Claire Kearney McMillan, 84, passed away peacefully on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Spanish Oaks Retreat and Hospice where she had been a resident since August 2018. Claire was born on February 28, 1936 in Savannah, Georgia to James Arthur Kearney and Adele Freeman Kearney. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 52 years, Thomas Richard McMillan, a daughter, Claire Marie McMillan and her brother, James Arthur Kearney II. She attended Sacred Heart School, St Vincent’s Academy and graduated from Armstrong College in 1955. As a young woman, Claire started her career working for the U. ...

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Marika Carellas - MAY 22, 2020

Marika Carellas

Marika Carellas passed away peacefully on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Abercorn Rehabilitation Center after several illnesses. She was born in Kalamata, Greece, where her father was a physician.   Marika studied nursing and English in Greece. She came to Savannah with her husband and has lived here since 1957.  Marika was a lifelong member of St Paul's Greek Orthodox Church in Savannah, where she was a member of the St Paul's Philoptochos Society (a women's philanthropic organization) and taught Greek school.  Marika was an excellent seamstress and worked at St ...

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Katlyn "Kate" Elizabeth Vaughn MAR 22, 1993 - MAY 21, 2020


Katlyn Elizabeth Vaughn went to be with the Lord on May 21, 2020.  She was born on March 22, 1993 in Savannah, Georgia and was an Honors Graduate from Georgia Southern University.  Kate was a Case Specialist with Broughton Partners. She was preceded in death by her Grandmothers, Joanne McConnell and Shirley Vaughn.  She is survived by her loving parents, Melissa and Jim Vaughn; her Grandfathers, James C. Vaughn and Arthur W. McConnell; her Aunts, Cheryl Lawson, Pamela Mizell (Neil) and Amelia Vaughn; special friend, Debra Morrell; her Uncles, Michael McConnell (Bea) and Dougl ...

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Carroll Bacon Klahr NOV 30, 1926 - MAY 21, 2020

Carroll Bacon Klahr

Carroll Bacon Klahr died peacefully May 21, 2020 at Azalealand, a nursing home in Savannah where she received outstanding care. She was born in Erie, Pennsylvania on November 30, 1926 the youngest daughter of E. Warner Bacon and Agnes Caughy Bacon. In 1944 she graduated from Strong Vincent High School, attended Northwestern University, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1948 with a BA degree in chemistry. After a high school romance, which continued during her future husband’s naval service and education, she married Charles Dean Klahr, Jr. in 1948. Carroll put in ...

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Jean Prescott Logan Johnson APR 30, 1934 - MAY 20, 2020

Jean Prescott Logan Johnson

Jean Prescott Logan Johnson, 86, died May 20, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah.  She was born on April 30,1934 in Savannah, GA and was a lifelong Savannah resident.  Jean was a graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy and attended Armstrong State College.  She met many of her lifelong friends at St. Vincent’s and over the years her classmates still kept in touch with monthly lunches. Jean was in the real estate business for many years and was also a previous member of both The Landings Club and The Savannah Golf Club. She married Bernard K. Logan (&ldqu ...

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Joe A. Roseberry MAR 07, 1952 - MAY 19, 2020

Joe A. Roseberry

Joe Allen Roseberry, 68, died May 19, 2020. He is survived by his wife, Joanna, and other relatives. No services are planned at this time. ...

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Lucille Turner Adams APR 16, 1922 - MAY 18, 2020

Lucille Turner Adams

On the morning of May 18, 2020, Lucille Adams peacefully passed away at the age of 98 and joined her husband and two children in heaven. Lucille was a devoted wife to Joe, and a stay at home mother to Allen and Kim. When Lucille’s children were young, the term “stay at home mom” did not exist. It was usual for women to stay at home with their children while their husbands worked. But even by the standards of the era, Lucille was an exceptional wife and mother.  This trait carried on as she became a grandmother, or as her grandchildren called her “Mema”. Lucil ...

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Madge Rowe Redcay OCT 29, 1924 - MAY 17, 2020

Madge Rowe Redcay

Madge Rowe Redcay, 95, passed away peacefully Sunday, May 17th, 2020 in the presence of family. Madge was born in 1924 and after school and WWII traveled to work in the Philippines for the US Navy, where she met the love of her life. The life of the party, with a great smile and a full laugh, she loved to travel, dance and share experiences with family and friends. Madge was also a passionate advocate for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren – always on our side! Madge was predeceased by her lifelong husband, James E. Redcay and is survived by her children: James Jr. (D ...

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Eric K. Connell - MAY 16, 2020

Eric K. Connell

Eric Keith Connell, 28, died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Memorial University Medical Center from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident.  He was born October 26, 1991 in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  He was a resident of Harlem, GA where he was currently serving in the U.S. Air  Force.   A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.   ...

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Edward Alexander Herd, Jr. MAR 04, 1946 - MAY 16, 2020

Edward Alexander Herd, Jr.

Edward Alexander Herd, Jr., 74, died May 16, 2020. A full obituary will be published at a later date.  ...

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Bernette Lynn Collins - MAY 12, 2020

Bernette Lynn Collins

Bernette Lynn Collins, 80, passed away Tuesday, Mary 12, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  She was born in Tattnall County, GA and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Harvey B. and Corene Jarriel Lynn, her two children, Robert B. Collins, Jr., and Mary Collins, and her sister, Jeanette Lynn DeLoach. Surviving are her husband of 52 years, Robert L. Collins, Sr., brother, Alfred Daniel Lynn (Annette), brother-in-law, Eugene Collins (Jamie), and numerous nieces and nephews. A family visitation will be held Sunday at Fox & Weeks, Hodgson Chapel ...

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Helen Louise Hansen Sewell JAN 23, 1926 - MAY 11, 2020

Helen Louise Hansen Sewell

Helen Louise Hansen Sewell, age 94, died Monday, May 11, 2020, at her home in Savannah, surrounded by her children and under the care of Spanish Oaks Hospice. She was born January 23, 1926 in Glendive, Montana, the daughter of Ernst Anker (E.A.) Hansen and Dagmar Caroline Clausen Hansen.  She had five brothers and four sisters.  As a young girl, her family moved to Lawton, Oklahoma where she attended school.  She lived most of her life in California and Nevada before moving to Savannah in 2006. She married Roy Franklin Sewell Jr in May 1951, separating in 1965.  Toget ...

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Karen Michelle Browning Morris - MAY 11, 2020

Karen Michelle Browning Morris

Karen Michelle Browning Morris, 56 years old passed away May 11th in her home surrounded by her family. She was born in El Paso, Texas but lived most of her life in Savannah. She was preceded in death by her beloved mother Sharon Ann Gooch Keith. She is survived by her husband James Morris, children Troy “Austin” Morris, Hunter Morris, and Summer Morris. She also left her father Ernest Lee Browning Jr (Brenda), brother Daniel Browning (Laurie), stepbrothers Brad Willis (Allison), Danny Willis (Michelle) stepson Branden “Cody” Morris and one granddaughter Jayden Morri ...

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Stuart B. Meisenzahl - MAY 09, 2020

Stuart B. Meisenzahl

Stuart B. Meisenzahl, 78, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2020 in Savannah, GA following a long illness. He was surrounded by his loving wife and three daughters. Stuart was born in Rochester, New York, the son of Harold and Eileen Meisenzahl. He was the product of 11 years of Jesuit education, graduating from McQuaid Jesuit High School and both Boston College and Boston College Law School. He was especially proud of his “Double Eagle” status.  He carried the Jesuit tradition of service to others throughout his life. Over the years, he dedicated his time to the betterment of ...

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Louise (Weazy) Hoch Scott Sullivan - MAY 07, 2020

Louise (Weazy) Hoch Scott Sullivan

Louise (Weazy) Hoch Scott Sullivan, age 57 of Savannah, GA, died on May 7, 2020 from injuries sustained in a traffic accident. She was born to Richard and Louise (Derby) Hoch on June 29, 1962 in Allentown, PA, and was raised in Whitehall, PA. Weazy graduated from Whitehall High School in 1980, where she was a member of the color guard in the Whitehall High School Marching Band. Weazy worked as a unit clerk on the Burn Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center in the late 1980s. After moving to Savannah, she was a surgical technician for Dr. E Ronald Finger for many years. For the past ten years ...

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Jane Harty Abbott DEC 14, 1930 - MAY 06, 2020

Jane Harty Abbott

Jane Harty Abbott, 89, died on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 in her home due to natural causes. A Savannah native, she was born December 14, 1930 to Anthony Harty and Jane Maude Sloan.  She attended the Pape School for Girls and graduated in 1949.  She attended Mary Washington College and transferred to Georgia State College in Milledgeville.  She met Laurie K. Abbott, a tennis partner of her brother, Tony Harty, while in high school.  They started dating later and married February 11, 1952.  Of this marriage, five children were born. Mother lived a busy life, runn ...

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Bettie Jane Lytle JAN 10, 1934 - MAY 06, 2020

Bettie Jane Lytle

Bettie Jane Lytle, 86, of Savannah, GA entered peacefully into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Bettie was born in Savannah on January 10, 1934 and was the beloved wife of Herbert F. Lytle for 63 years. She is survived by her four children, Joseph Lytle, Raymond Lytle, Tina Grazioso, Gina Capps; ten grandchildren, Zak, Chantelle, Brandy, Star, Raymond, Lauren, Amber, Kathryn, Kristen, Michael, and eleven great-grandchildren. Bettie was mostly a stay at home mother who enjoyed church, sewing, arts & crafts, gardening, singing, spending summers camping and boating with family an ...

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Doris Ann Fennell Perkins SEP 20, 1937 - MAY 05, 2020

Doris Ann Fennell Perkins

Doris Fennell Perkins, 82, died peacefully at home surrounded by her five daughters on Tuesday, May 5, 2020.  The Emanuel County native was the daughter of the late Johnny and Minnie Bell Scarboro. Doris was also preceded in death by her husband and first love, Jimmie C. Fennell; her second husband, Steve Perkins; a sister, Mildred S. Bien, and a brother, Albert Scarboro.  Doris and JImmie were married in 1954 and then moved to Savannah where they raised their five daughters together. After Jimmie's death in 1994, Doris married Steve Perkins in 1996 ...

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Charles "Charlie" Edward Murphy SEP 26, 1968 - MAY 03, 2020


Charles “Charlie” Edward Murphy, 51, died Sunday, May 3, 2020 at home with his family. He was born September 26, 1968 to Thomas Murphy, III and Lenora Sills Murphy. He attended Cathedral Day School and was a graduate of Benedictine Military School 86’. He coached middle school girls’ basketball at Blessed Sacrament and St. Peter the Apostle Catholic School. Later he helped coach basketball and T Ball at the YMCA and little league baseball for his son. He worked at Kemira for twelve years, was the manager of Deja Groove for eight years, the manager of Savannah Smiles, ...

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Jean Humphrey McCorkle FEB 26, 1933 - MAY 02, 2020

Jean Humphrey McCorkle

Jean Humphrey McCorkle, 87 of Savannah, GA left to meet her Savior on Saturday, May 2, 2020, at Riverview Health and Rehabilitation Center with her family at her side. Jean was born in Savannah, GA to the late John Elias Humphrey and Harriette Humphrey.  She married Jack McCorkle in 1949 and they celebrated almost 60 years together.  Jack and Jean were faithful members of Bible Baptist Church.  Jean was a stay at home mom who raised seven children and groomed animals for almost 50 years.  She and her husband Jack also took in about 25 foster children over the years.  ...

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Roger Jason Lord - MAY 02, 2020

Roger Jason Lord

Roger Jason Lord, 40, passed away peacefully at home after a long illness.  He was a lifelong resident of Savannah.  He enjoyed music and working on cars.  He will be deeply missed by his family.   He was preceded in death by his father, Robert James Lord, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Shirley Lord Smith (Eddy), his son, Roger Jason Lord, Jr., his brothers, Robert James Lord, Jr., Eddy Smith, Jr. (Ashley), and Robert J. Smith, III (Rose), his sister, Angel Lord Moore (Henry), nephews , Christopher Miller, Jesse Lord, nieces, Heaven Lord and Katie Lord.  ...

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Elizabeth (Betsy) Dorrance Daly SEP 01, 1929 - MAY 02, 2020

Elizabeth (Betsy) Dorrance Daly

Elizabeth (Betsy) Daly, 90, passed away May 2, 2020 at Savannah Hospice.  She was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey, September 1, 1929 the youngest of E. Russell and Ruth Dorrance’s four children.  Betsy was raised in Maplewood, New Jersey and graduated from Colby College in New Hampshire.  After raising four boys in Short Hills, New Jersey, she taught nursery school and enjoyed singing in church choirs.  An active volunteer, throughout her long and joyful life, Betsy most recently worked with the Telfair in Savannah, Georgia.  Betsy was a member of Skidaway Island U ...

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David Randall Shuman, Sr. OCT 07, 1956 - MAY 02, 2020

David Randall Shuman, Sr.

David Randall Shuman Sr., 63, passed away unexpectedly on May 2, 2020 surrounded by family.  He was born in Savannah, Georgia, son of the late Henry Ford and Ruth Cubbege Shuman. David spent all of his life residing in Savannah, GA.  David was a hardworking and dedicated man, who loved his family dearly. He was full joy and always willing to lend a helping hand. He truly enjoyed coaching throughout his children’s youth and impacted many lives in this manner. David, or “Papa” to his grandchildren, enjoyed supporting his children and grandchildren in many sports ...

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Lesley Lee Michael NOV 04, 1934 - MAY 01, 2020

Lesley Lee Michael

Lesley was born in Elyria, OH, the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Lee Perrell. In 1956, she married Roger Michael; they were happily married for 57 years. She earned an art education bachelor's degree from Akron University in Akron, OH and a master's degree from Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. In 1971, she was hired as the art teacher of Skiles Test Elementary School in Indianapolis and truly enjoyed sharing her gift of creativity for 24 years. After her retirement in 1995, she and Roger moved from Indianapolis to Skidaway Island, GA. She is survived by daughter, Laura Michael; d ...

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Betty Dimmick Weeks - APR 30, 2020

Betty Dimmick Weeks

Betty Dimmick Weeks, 92, died Thursday, April 30, 2020, at Spanish Oaks Hospice. She was born in Savannah, GA on December 2, 1927, to Walter Darry Walker and Leala Juanita Walker and attended public schools, graduating from Savannah High School (1945) and Armstrong Junior College (1947). On June 21, 1948, she married WWII veteran Robert (Bob) P. Dimmick. Together they raised three children: Robert P. Dimmick, Jr., Nancy A. Dimmick and Walter F. Dimmick. Bob passed away 53 years later April 21, 2001. In 2003 Betty accepted a date offered by widower Elmo Weeks (Beth Solana) to attend a ...

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Paula Stevens Ilami - APR 30, 2020

Paula Stevens Ilami

Paula G. Ilami, 61, of Savannah, GA, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 30, 2020. After devoting 40 years to children through Early Childhood and Montessori education, Paula retired and was able to join her husband full-time at their business, Essi's Ballroom Dance Studio. She was a beautiful dancer. Paula's most successful roles were that of mother, wife and grandmother.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Martha Stevens; and sister, Joan Lynch She is survived by her husband, Ebrahim Ilami; her sons, Brandon Washburn (Carolyn), Ryan Washburn, ...

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Edwin J. McCuen NOV 25, 1955 - APR 28, 2020

Edwin J. McCuen

Edwin James McCuen, 64, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 28, 2020.  Ed was the second son born to William P. “Bill” and Patricia Bremer McCuen.  He was educated in the Catholic Schools of Savannah and graduated from Benedictine Military School, Class of 1973 and went on to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Armstrong State College. Ed was married to the former Victoria Mell for 41 years.  He worked in the electrical field and McCuen Electric for over 50 years.  Ed was of the Catholic faith.  Religion was a very important ...

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Reba Joyce Esing - APR 27, 2020

Reba Joyce Esing

Reba Joyce Cullen Esing, 66, passed away Monday, April 27, 2020 at Memorial University Medical Center.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Oklahoma and Florida.   ...

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Ruth Gause Anderson MAY 07, 1946 - APR 27, 2020

Ruth Gause Anderson

Ruth Gause Anderson, a life-long resident of Savannah, Georgia died peacefully at her home April 27 at the age of 73.  She was born May 7, 1946 and was a graduate of Savannah High School. Most recently, Ruth was a Private Investigator providing services for various law firms and agencies in the Savannah area. She was a Master Gardener and loved planting and taking care of flowers. She volunteered with the Victim Witness Assistance Program providing outreach and advocacy to victims and witnesses, while offering emotional support and information about criminal justice proceedings. She gr ...

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Julia Yvonne Hartzler - APR 26, 2020

Julia Yvonne Hartzler

Julia “Yvonne” Gaston Hartzler, 63, passed away on Sunday, April 26, 2020, surrounded by loving family.  Yvonne succumbed to a lengthy illness, and complications of a broken heart.  Yvonne was born and raised in Dekalb county, Georgia, the sixth of eleven children born to Bill and Nancy Gaston.  She graduated from Lakeside High School in Atlanta and married her childhood sweetheart, Ray Hartzler. In addition to her husband Ray, Yvonne is survived by her sister, Nancy Gaston Perkins (Ed) of Venice Beach, CA; sister, Susan Gaston Hobbs of Madison, GA; brother, David ...

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Anastasia Wilson JAN 12, 1959 - APR 26, 2020

Anastasia Wilson

Anastasia Maria Spear Wilson, 61, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2020 at Memorial University Medical Center.  Beloved wife and mother, Stacey worked for Colonial Sugar Company in Gramercy, Louisiana and then Catholic High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  In her years in Savannah, she has stayed home to help others and to work on her hobbies.  Master scrapbooker, jewelry maker and talented artist. Anastasia, known to most as Stacey, was born in Biloxi, Mississippi to Adrienne and Alvin Spear on January 12, 1959.  She one of their 5 children ... brothers Bryan and Kenn ...

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James Louis Fabrikant, Jr. SEP 22, 1941 - APR 26, 2020

James Louis Fabrikant, Jr.

James Louis Fabrikant, 78, passed away after a long illness on Sunday, April 26, 2020 surrounded by loving family at Ogeechee Area Hospice. The family is grateful for the compassionate and loving care provided by the hospice staff and nurses. He was born at Telfair Hospital in Savannah, Georgia on September 22, 1941 to the late James Louis Fabrikant, Sr. and Katherine Jennings Fabrikant. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Thomas Jennings Fabrikant. Jim grew up in Savannah and was a long-time resident of Tybee Island. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Kathleen Burke F ...

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Victor Augustus Moore, III, M.D. AUG 24, 1925 - APR 24, 2020

Victor Augustus Moore, III, M.D.

Victor Augustus Moore, III, M.D. Dr. Victor A. Moore, III of Augusta, GA entered into eternal rest on Friday, April 24, 2020, aged 94 years. He was born in Atlanta, GA on August 24, 1925 to the late Victor A. Moore, II and Ethel Noble Moore. Dr. Moore lived on Peachtree Street in Atlanta until the Great Depression at which time the family moved to their home, “Thornhedge” along the banks of the Chattahoochee River. He spent his formative years there with his sister, the late Camilla Merts of Albany, GA, exploring the woods and waters of then-rural Roswell, GA, where he gained a ...

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Dawn Stubbs - APR 24, 2020

Dawn Stubbs

Dawn Kilpatrick Stubbs, 55, passed away Friday, April 24, 2020 at her residence after a long battle with COPD.  She was born September 28, 1964 in Savannah and was a homemaker. She loved animals and spending time on the water. Dawn was preceded in death by her brother, Larry Kilpatrick, and her stepfather, Henry Iler. Surviving are 2 daughers, Kayce Brawner and Madison Shuman, 1 son, Kyler Stubbs, father and stepmother, Jerry and Carolyn Kilpatrick, mother, Jean Iler, grandchildren, Darnell Brawner, III, Ferris Brawner, Pierce Brawner, Oaklynn Stubbs, and Daughton Brogdon.  ...

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Barbara Smith Hilal NOV 10, 1931 - APR 23, 2020

Barbara Smith Hilal

Barbara Smith Hilal, age 88, died April 23, 2020 at Memorial Health University Medical Center.  The Savannah native lived in Texas for 40 years before returning to Savannah.  She was a local artist.  Service plans are incomplete at this time.  ...

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Barbara M. "Bobbie" King - APR 23, 2020

Barbara M.

Bobbie King, 93, long time former resident of St. Charles, Illinois and current resident of the Marshes of Skidaway Island, Savannah, Georgia, died peacefully April 23, 2020 surrounded by her beloved daughters.  Bobbie was born April 20, 1927 in Schenectady, New York, and was the pride and joy of her late parents Stephen and Rhea Miller.  She grew up in Schenectady and it was there where she met and married the love of her life, Bertram J. “Bert” King, on April 12, 1947.  Together they built a beautiful family and were the example of true love to each other and th ...

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Andrew "Mac" Jackson McBride, (USA, Ret.) - APR 23, 2020


Andrew “Mac” Jackson McBride, 92, died peacefully on Thursday, April 23, 2020 at Memorial Health University Medical Center under hospice care. Mac was born in Santa Rita, New Mexico on October 8th, 1927.  He later joined the U.S. Navy at the early age of 17.  After serving 18 months, he was honorably discharged and then re-enlisted in the U.S. Army.  He served a proud 20 years with the Army before retiring with the rank of SFC-P(E-6).  He was a Navy and Army World War II veteran.   While in the Army, he was able to travel all around the world, until ...

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Robert Walter Ostlund MAY 18, 1928 - APR 23, 2020

Robert Walter Ostlund

Robert Walter Ostlund, age 91 died on Thursday April 23 in Savannah, GA. Born May 18, 1928 in Cleveland Ohio to Walter and Ruth (Funk) Ostlund. Growing up in Cleveland Ohio, Bob attended Lakewood High school where he earned a football scholarship to Ohio University and received a degree in business. He was an avid Cleveland Browns fan and never missed a game. Bob enlisted in the Army in 1951 and served in the Korean war as a first Lieutenant and was awarded the Bronze Star as well as participating in the Armistice which ended the war.  After the war he married Barbara Harris on August ...

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Dorothy Bell Dunlap NOV 04, 1927 - APR 23, 2020

Dorothy Bell Dunlap

Dorothy Bell Dunlap, age 92, of Savannah, Georgia passed at home peacefully on April 23 under the care of Hospice Savannah. Born in Atlanta, she was the daughter of Wallace and Hazel James Bell. She was preceded in death by youngest son, John Dunlap. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Richard Thornwell Dunlap of Savannah; sons, Richard (Landrum, SC), James (Hockessin, DE) and daughter, Melissa Dupree (Savannah, GA); sister, Emily DiCesare (Virginia); six grandchildren (Shelby, Elaine, Anne, Clinton, Wilson, and Dorothy) and one great grandchild (Wallace). Mrs. Dunlap was a graduate ...

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Ann Mintz Wittfeld Doddridge NOV 27, 1924 - APR 22, 2020

Ann Mintz Wittfeld Doddridge

Ann Mintz Wittfeld Doddridge, 95,  passed away peacefully on April 22, 2020 at her home on  Isle of Hope with her family while under the care of Hospice of Savannah.  Ann was born on Isle of Hope on November 27, 1924 and lived there all of her life. She was the Outpatient Billing Manager at Memorial Medical Center and retired in 1983. Ann was the oldest continuing member of Isle of Hope United Methodist Church.  She was the 3rd generation of her family in the church and there are 2 more generations of family there today as well.  She was a member of the Inasmuch Cir ...

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Estella Saussy Nussbaum SEP 14, 1939 - APR 22, 2020

Estella Saussy Nussbaum

Estella Saussy Nussbaum passed peacefully Wednesday April 22, 2020. She was born in Savannah September 14, 1939 to Estella Peeples Saussy and William Hunter Saussy. She attended Pape School and graduated from Savannah Country Day then attended the University of Georgia and Armstrong College. On December 9, 1961, Stella married Walton Kempner Nussbaum, Jr and they had two children. Stella loved all her family and her role as wife, mother and grandmother. She was involved with volunteer work with several organizations in Savannah. She enjoyed her church communities and played the guitar wi ...

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Ian Scott - APR 22, 2020

Ian Scott

Ian Scott, 65, passed away Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at his residence.  A private service will be held at a later date.  ...

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Rebecca W. Harmon MAY 13, 1928 - APR 22, 2020

Rebecca W. Harmon

Rebecca W Harmon, 91, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 22, 2020, at Summer Breeze Senior Living, with her family by her side. Mrs. Harmon was born in Savannah on May 13, 1928, a daughter of the late Vance and Azlie Wilson. She was a loving mother who enjoyed sewing, cooking Sunday dinners for her family, and taking care of others. She started the library at Morningside Baptist Church and then spent her later working years employed by the Chatham County Public School System as a Library Worker at Schuman Middle School. After retirement, she was a member of Southside Baptist Church and was a ...

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Uberto (Bert) Keenon Stagg Jr. - APR 19, 2020

Uberto (Bert) Keenon Stagg Jr.

Uberto (Bert) Keenon Stagg Jr., 89, died Saturday, April 18, 2020 at the Pruitt Health Nursing Center in Savannah following a brief illness. He is survived his wife of 12 years, Cornelia French Stagg; his son Chris Stagg and his wife Pam; his daughter Cathy Ecker and her husband Mark; his son Keith Stagg and his wife Shelly, seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters; three brothers; and many good friends. Born in Mt. Vernon, New York, the son of Uberto Keenon Stagg Sr. and Doris Stagg, Bert had retired to the southeast in 1989, first to Hilton Head, South Carolina and th ...

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Martha (Mimi) Harkness - APR 19, 2020

Martha (Mimi) Harkness

Martha Elizabeth, always known as Mimi, passed away at age 74 on Sunday, April 19, 2020. Mimi was born and adopted on August 18, 1945, at the U.S. Naval hospital in Miami Beach, Florida. She was raised in Santa Monica, Cal. and graduated from L.A. County General Hospital School of Nursing (now part of USC) in June 1966. On April 2, 1966 she married Dr. Joseph Craig Harkness as they both completed their senior years. They moved to Detroit, Michigan for his residency where their first child, Tracey Renee, was born. In 1968 he ...

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Laura Mason Brown - APR 18, 2020

Laura Mason Brown

Laura Mason Brown (Laurie), 59, passed away on Saturday, April 18, 2020, in her home after a short illness. Laura was born on August 9, 1960, in Savannah, Georgia, where she lived until her passing. She attended St. James Catholic School and is a 1979 graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy. While Laura’s primary passion in life was being a mother and homemaker, she was also an avid community servant and multi-talented woman. Over the years, she was the owner of the Laura’s Snowball Company in the 1980s and ’90s; served as a theater specialist with the Savannah Cultural Ar ...

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Virginia Hardin DEC 22, 1927 - APR 18, 2020

Virginia Hardin

Virginia Hardin, 92, died Saturday, April 18th at the home of her daughter under the care of Hospice of Savannah due to complications from a recent stroke. The Jacksonville, Florida native was born and raised outside Jacksonville in a small community called Bayard.  She was from a large family of three brothers and two sisters. She is preceded in death by her husband of 51 years Alton “Mac” Hardin. She was a member of Cokesbury United Methodist Church. She was an avid plant lover and enjoyed gardening to the fullest extent. Survivors: daughter and son-in-law; Joy and Bob ...

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Margaret "Peggy" Watson Wise JUN 16, 1939 - APR 18, 2020


Margaret “Peggy” Watson Wise, age 80, of Savannah, GA passed peacefully on April 18, 2020.  Peggy was born on June 16, 1939 in Hartford, CT to Cornelia and Elmer Watson.  Her maternal grandparents were Bertha and Charles Williamson and paternal grandparents were Mabel and George Watson.  She graduated from the MacDuffie School and Smith College.  Peggy married Paul Tower Wise, on November 9, 1963 in Wethersfield, CT.  They resided in Irvington, NY until 1999 when they retired to the Landings at Skidaway Island.  Peggy was predeceased by her paren ...

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Elizabeth (Bettye) Courtenay Morgan Derst JUL 05, 1922 - APR 16, 2020

Elizabeth (Bettye) Courtenay Morgan Derst

Elizabeth (Bettye) Courtenay Morgan Derst, 97, passed away Thursday, April 16, 2020 at home with her beloved family by her side.  Mrs. Derst was a lifelong Savannahian, born July 5, 1922, to David Boston Morgan III and Ella Theo Courtenay. She graduated from Savannah High School and Armstrong Junior College, earning the Silver A Award. After graduation, she was a switchboard operator for the Chatham County Health Department, and later worked for the City of Savannah until the birth of her first child.  On November 17, 1948, Bettye married Edward John Derst Jr. They were married ...

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Dr. Thomas Edward Votau, Ph.D. SEP 26, 1942 - APR 15, 2020

Dr. Thomas Edward Votau, Ph.D.

Dr. Thomas E. Votau, 77, passed away on Wednesday April 15, 2020, at his residence in Savannah, Thomas was born in Covington, Kentucky on September 26, 1942. He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Thomas Votau and Margaret H.K. Owen. Dr. Votau was educated in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida public schools and graduated in 1960. At the age of 17 Dr. Votau enlisted in the United States Army. He was trained as a Medical Corpsman with a specialization in X-ray procedures. He was honorably discharged, early release, on August 14, 1963 to attend college. Dr. Votau worked as an X-ray tech ...

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Lieselotte Victor - APR 14, 2020

Lieselotte Victor

Lieselotte Victor passed away Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at Spanish Oaks Retreat.  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date.   ...

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Lois Stafford Howard - APR 13, 2020

Lois Stafford Howard

Lois Stafford Howard was born September 14, 1923 in Savannah, Georgia daughter of Vida and Henry Pratt Stafford and died April 13, 2020 in Blairsville, Georgia.  She was a member of Bull Street Baptist Church. Other than her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Henry Pratt Stafford Jr., her sister, Eugenia Stafford Cantrell, and her oldest child, John Webb Howard Jr. She is survived by her children, Thomas Heyward Howard, Robert Preston Howard, James Stafford Howard, Alida Lois Howard and Pratt Harper Howard, 13 grandchildren and number of great grandchildren.   ...

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James Robert "Coach" Walsh, Sr. MAR 16, 1934 - APR 11, 2020

James Robert

James Robert “Coach” Walsh, Sr., 86, passed away at Memorial Hospital on Saturday, April 11, 2020 after a long illness.  Coach Walsh was born in Philadelphia, PA, where he attended Northeast Catholic High School and was a standout football player.  He received a football scholarship to Auburn University, where he received a BA in Education.  In 1960, Coach Walsh married the love of his life the former Barbara Ann Leonard of Columbus, GA and they had seven children.  He began his coaching career at St. Anne-Pacelli Catholic School in Columbus, GA and conclu ...

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Carmen Banks Neiman - APR 10, 2020

Carmen Banks Neiman

Skidaway Island - Carmen Banks Neiman, 94, passed away Friday, April 10, 2020 at Pruitt Health.  Surviving are her daughter, Sarah Neiman of Savannah and son, Eugene Neiman III (Cynthia) of San Francisco, CA; two sisters, Ofelia Cintron and Miriam Acosta and granddaughter, Dr. Alexandra Neiman.  Entombment will be in Green Hills Memorial Park Cemetery in Ranchos Palos Verdes, CA.    ...

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Mary A. Markey JAN 22, 1952 - APR 10, 2020

Mary A. Markey

Mary A. Markey, 68, passed away April 10, 2020 at her residence in Washington, DC.  She was born January 22, 1952 in Alexandria, VA to the late Thomas Baker Markey and Laura Edenfield Markey.  Mary grew up in Belleville, Illinois and resided in Springfield, MO, Morganton, WV, Baltimore, MD, and most recently Washington, DC. She had a 26 year career as an archivist, working at W.V. University, Baltimore’s Peale Museum, Maryland Historical Society, and the Smithsonian Archives.  Mary especially enjoyed working with photographs.  She loved photography, and her work wa ...

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Edward Stephen Coward NOV 28, 1962 - APR 10, 2020

Edward Stephen Coward

Born November 28,1962 in Savannah, Georgia       Died April 10, 2020 peacefully at St. Joseph Hospital in Savannah, Georgia, the place he called Home. Edward was the youngest son of Walter C. Coward Jr. and Dolores (Lynn) Coward. He was preceded to Heaven by his father, Walter C. Coward Jr. and his brother, Walter C. Coward III. He was a caring Husband to Rebecca (Moore) Coward and loving father to 3 daughters and 2 stepsons: Amanda Coward, Justin Cole, Melanie (Coward) Riffle, Patrick Cole, and Marie Coward. Edward was an electrician with the IBEW LU 508, t ...

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Betty Jean Boyles Barnette JUL 15, 1926 - APR 10, 2020

Betty Jean Boyles Barnette

  Betty Jean Boyles Barnette, 93, passed away Friday, April 10, 2020 with her beloved daughter and granddaughter by her side, after a brief illness under the care of her physician of many years, Dr. Mohammad Masroor, whom she had great love and respect for. Mrs. Barnette was a lifelong Savannahnian, born at Mary Telfair Hospital July 15, 1926, to William Mallard Boyles and Ethel Barbour Boyles Lindsey. As a teenager she worked for Star Laundry on Bull Street and then went to work for Union Camp Bag & Paper Company, where she worked for over thirty-three years until her retiremen ...

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Mary Evelyn Hendrix - APR 09, 2020

Mary Evelyn Hendrix

Mary Evelyn Hendrix, 82, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 at Tara at Thunderbolt.  She was born on March 2, 1938 in Brunswick, Georgia.  The longtime resident of Savannah worked for Kroger at Habersham Street for 24 years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Johnnie E. Hendrix, grandson, Carl S. Moore, II and son-in-law, Steve Hales. Surviving are two children, Darlene Hill (Wayne) and Rena Hales; two grandchildren, Stephanie Guest and Mike Hill (Shannon); eight great grandchildren, one great great grandchild; three sisters and one brother. A private family buria ...

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Robert Allen Wilkinson AUG 27, 1947 - APR 09, 2020

Robert Allen Wilkinson

Robert Allen Wilkinson, 72, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 at Oceanside Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  He was born August 27, 1947 in Savannah to the late William Henry and Joan Jenkins Wilkinson.  Robert retired from Lockheed Martin.  Surviving are his brothers, Steven Wilkinson (Lynda), and Richard David Wilkinson, his sister, Kathy Haggard (Bill), sister-in-law, Shirley Wilkinson, and several nieces and nephews. A private family service will be held at a later date.   ...

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Lori Sue Brison AUG 16, 1962 - APR 09, 2020

Lori Sue Brison

Lori Sue Hixson Brison, 57, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020 at her residence after a long battle with cancer.  Before her illness she enjoyed working as a Surgical Tech at St. Joseph's Hospital.  A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.   ...

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William M. Roberts, Jr. JAN 31, 1938 - APR 09, 2020

William M. Roberts, Jr.

SAVANNAH – William (Bill) Medicus Roberts, Jr., 82, died unexpectedly April 9th, 2020, while in transport via ambulance from Signature Nursing Home to Memorial Hospital. He was born January 31st, 1938 in Savannah, GA, the son of William Medicus Roberts, Sr. and Adrienne Gantt Roberts. Bill graduated from Savannah High School, Class of 1957. Following graduation, he attended Armstrong State College for two years, before going to work in his father’s business, Savannah Electric & Magneto Co, Inc. located at 411 East Liberty Street. He became the General Manager, and President wh ...

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Martha "Billie" Ivester Dockery NOV 21, 1942 - APR 09, 2020


 Martha "Billie" Ivester Dockery, age 77, died Thursday, April 9, 2020 at her residence in Pooler, GA, under the care of GHC hospice. She had suffered for several years with Alzheimer's Disease. She retired from Memorial Health University Medical Center in 2012, where she worked as a registered nurse. She attended the University of South Carolina in the 1990's where she earned an Associate's degree in nursing after working many years as an LPN. At this time, she was inducted into the Sigma Theta Tau, the Honor Society of Nursing. She was born November 21, 1942 to ...

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Mary Louise Ernst-Dempsey - APR 09, 2020

Mary Louise Ernst-Dempsey

Mary Louise Ernst-Dempsey, 83, passed away April 9, 2020 at her residence in Thomasville, GA.  A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Saturday, August 8, 2020 in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.  To view a live stream of the service, please go to and use the password, Family. Social distancing and the wearing of masks is encouraged for the safety of everyone attending.    ...

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Patricia Riley Chan - APR 08, 2020

Patricia Riley Chan

PATRICIA ANN RILEY CHAN (PATSY), 75, of Johnson City, TN, born December 1, 1944 entered into eternal rest on April 8, 2020, in her home with her family by her side after a long battle with cancer. Patsy was a retired beautician who ran her own home salon in Savannah, GA for over 30 years. She was hard-working and operated a well-known and respected salon in the Savannah area. Patsy Chan was the daughter of the late Howard and Lucille Gobble of Tennessee. She led a life that was filled with love, accomplishments and joy. As an esteemed member of the Savannah area, she was a born-again ...

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George Whitehead Lamar Hyrne - APR 08, 2020

George Whitehead Lamar Hyrne

George Whitehead Lamar Hyrne, 95, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 8, 2020. He was a native and longtime resident of Savannah and was the son of William Godfrey Hyrne and Pamela Lucas Hyrne. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Pamela Hyrne Mundale and brothers, William Godfrey Hyrne, Jr; Jonathan Lucas Hyrne and John Hume Hyrne. Survivors include his sister-in-law, Frances Hyrne Kelleher, four nieces, two nephews, many faithful friends, and his beloved dogs, Rack and Ruin. George was a graduate of Georgia Tech and was retired from the U.S. Army Corps of Engin ...

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Gladys G. Stewart JUL 26, 2020 - APR 07, 2020

Gladys G. Stewart

Gladys G. Stewart, age 106, died April 7, 2020 at her residence in Hardeeville, SC.  Surviving are her son, William Stewart; daughter, Patricia Hagan; and other relatives. A service will be held at a future date.  ...

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Jean Elizabeth Smith Butcher APR 01, 1928 - APR 07, 2020

Jean Elizabeth Smith Butcher

Jean Elizabeth Smith Butcher, 92, made her transition at Azalealand Nursing Home on April 7, 2020. Born April 1, 1928, in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, Jean was the daughter of Robert and Belle Smith.  She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Health Education at State Teachers College in East Stroudsburg, and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Johns Hopkins University. Jean met the love of her life, Thurman Butcher, at a YWCA dance while he was in the Army. After a short courtship, they were married on February 19, 1955.  Jean then joined Thurman in Germany where ...

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Bob Franklin Workmon OCT 31, 1933 - APR 07, 2020

Bob Franklin Workmon

Bob Franklin Workmon, 86, passed away April 7, 2020 in Savannah, GA. Bob began his professional career as an electronics technician in Savannah, GA, after serving in the USAF 8th Air Force 96th Bomber Squadron (SAC) as a Staff Sergeant and Flight Engineer on B-47 bombers from 1953-1957. He eventually started his own business (Maricom Electronics) with four other partners in the late 1960’s; servicing the Ports of Savannah, Charleston and eventually Brunswick, GA. He sold his business and retired in 2001. Bob attended "Our Lady of Good Hope" Catholic chapel on Isle of Hope ...

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Kathleen Fallon Andronikos - APR 07, 2020

Kathleen Fallon Andronikos

Kathleen Fallon Andronikos, 75, of Bloomingdale, Ga passed away on April 7th at the Medical University of South Carolina. She was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved to Savannah, Ga in 1980. She retired from the Department of Labor Vocational Rehabilitation services as an Administrative Assistant where she worked for many years. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Beatrice Fallon, and two brothers, Dennis and Thomas Fallon. She is survived by her daughters Mary Liz Taylor (Jason), Kathleen Andronikos, three grandchildren, Nick, Natalie, and Emmie, and a brother Kevin (B ...

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Pamela G. Apple APR 20, 1952 - APR 05, 2020

Pamela G. Apple

Pamela Gay Apple (née Tyra), of Savannah, Georgia—formerly Middletown, Ohio, passed away Sunday morning, April 5th, 2020. Pam attended Miami University where she obtained an Associate of the Arts in Liberal Studies. Pam had a passion for people with a bigger heart than the person she was. Eventually, her professional pursuits—combined with her caring disposition, would lead her to work primarily in caregiving facilities as an Office Manager throughout Southwest Ohio, where her work focused on senior citizens’ rehabilitation. Pam’s passion for people was only mult ...

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Linda Carter King NOV 09, 1948 - APR 05, 2020

Linda Carter King

Linda Carter King passed away April 5, 2020 at her beach house on Tybee Island after a long courageous battle with cancer.  Mrs. King was born in Savannah, Georgia.  She attended Savannah High School, Armstrong State College and received her Law Degree from John Marshall Law School.  She was full of life, would do anything for anyone and always wore a smile. Mrs King was one of the lucky few who truly loved her job.  She practiced domestic law in Savannah for over 30 years and would regularly provide pro bono time to those in need of a helping hand. She also served as Guard ...

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Janet Clarke-Irwin - APR 05, 2020

Janet Clarke-Irwin

Janet Clarke-Irwin passed away on April 5, 2020 at her home at The Landings in Savannah, GA. She was the loving wife of Fred Irwin who passed away earlier this year. She was the proud mother of five children, Elizabeth (Cambridge, MA), Ashley (d. 1963), Robert (Huntington, NY), Christopher (Mill Valley, CA) and Mark (Wilton, CT) and the stepmother to Russell (New York, NY) and Maria (Syossett, NY). She was born in Cambridge, MA in 1935 and graduated from Radcliffe in 1957 with a BA cum laude in Romance Languages. She married Robert Gilmor in 1958, who predeceased her. Her career included ...

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Sam P. Inglesby, Jr. AUG 14, 1940 - APR 05, 2020

Sam P. Inglesby, Jr.

Samuel Powel Inglesby, Jr., long time Savannah attorney, passed away Sunday, April 5th at Spanish Oaks Retreat. Gay, his loving wife of 56 years, was by his side.  Sam was born on August 14th, 1940 in Savannah, Georgia. He graduated from Savannah High School in the class of 1958. He began his studies at Armstrong College before transferring to The University of Georgia where he completed his education.  During his time in Athens he was an active member of Kappa Alpha Order and Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. It was there that he began his courtship with his future wife, and they b ...

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Richard A. Ferrell - APR 05, 2020

Richard A. Ferrell

Richard A. Ferrell, 68, passed away April 5, 2020 at his home under the care of Hospice Savannah, surrounded by his loving wife and daughter.  He was born July 3, 1951 in Savannah, GA and lived in Savannah all of his life.  He was a graduate of Savannah High School and served in the U.S. Army.  He retired from Kroger after 30 years, and attended Riverside Baptist Church.  Mr. Ferrell loved sports, especially the Atlanta Falcons, the Atlanta Braves, the Georgia Bulldogs, and was also a Nascar fan.  He loved his little dog chihuahua, Buddy. He was preceded in death by ...

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Melinda Mims Deriso - APR 04, 2020

Melinda Mims Deriso

Melinda Mims Deriso, 76, of Athens, GA passed away peacefully at Legacy at Savannah Quarters in Savannah, Georgia on Friday April 3,2020.  Mrs. Deriso was born to William Freeman and Dean Nowell Mims on January 6, 1944 in Athens, GA.  She attended High School at Jonesboro High School in Jonesboro, GA, and then enrolled at the University of Georgia where she received her Degree in Journalism and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority.  Mrs. Deriso enjoyed a long and successful career as a real estate agent for Long & Foster in Alexandria, VA as well as Coldwell Ban ...

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Leslie Lamar Wilkes, Jr., MD OCT 02, 1940 - APR 04, 2020

Leslie Lamar Wilkes, Jr., MD

Leslie Lamar Wilkes, Jr., MD died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Saturday, April 4, 2020. He was born in Quitman, Georgia, October 2 nd , 1940. He attended Quitman public schools, the University of Georgia, and the Medical College of Georgia, and received his MD degree in 1965. Dr. Wilkes completed an internship and year of surgery residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital. In 1967 he received a commission in the US Navy, and spent a year at sea as Ship’s Surgeon aboard the aircraft carrier USS Randolph. In 1968 he served as Ward Medical Officer at the US Naval Hospita ...

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Helen R. Sullivan - APR 03, 2020

Helen R. Sullivan

Helen R. Sullivan, 93, of Savannah, GA, the widow of Joseph R. Sullivan, Sr. passed away on April 3, 2020 in the comfort of her home surrounded by loving family. A private Christian burial with immediate family only will take place. The celebration of Helen’s beautiful life will be announced at a later date. Remembrances may be made to St. Jude's.   ...

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Deborah Ann Fredrickson Friend JUL 22, 1940 - APR 03, 2020

Deborah Ann Fredrickson Friend

Debbie died as the result of blood poisoning and kidney failure from an accidental injury she suffered in November 2019. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, William H. Friend and daughter, Deborah Lynn Friend of Blue Ridge, Georgia. Debbie was born in Chicago and lived in Park Ridge, Ill. In 1957 she enrolled in Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. It was there that she met the love of her life, Bill who was taking classes at the Institute of Paper Chemistry. The following year she decided to pursue a career in pharmacy (both her parents were employees of Walgreen Co.) and enrolled ...

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Dr. Osmos Lanier, Jr. SEP 11, 1935 - APR 02, 2020

Dr. Osmos Lanier, Jr.

Dr. Osmos Lanier, Jr. died peacefully at home in Savannah, GA on April 2, 2020 at the age of 84. Dr. Lanier was born on September 11th, 1935 in Shawmut, AL to Osmos Lanier, Sr. and Jewel Causey Lanier. He attended Valley High School, received his B.A. in History from LaGrange College in 1957 and his Master’s degree from Auburn University in 1959. He earned his Doctoral degree from The University of Georgia in 1965. In 1964, Dr. Lanier taught at North Georgia College where he founded the Sigma Theta Chapter of the Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society. The following year he ...

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David Peter Lowell - APR 01, 2020

David Peter Lowell

David Peter Lowell, husband of Dawn Caraccio Lowell and father of five, died on Wednesday, April 1, in Savannah, GA.  He was 80.  Mr. Lowell was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who shared his love of life with all those around him, known for his constant smile.  Mr. Lowell was born in Brooklyn, NY, and was a graduate of St. John’s University.  He served in the U.S. Army Reserves.  He enjoyed a successful career in the field of Information Technology, and worked for several Wall St. Investment Banks during his career, and served a term as ...

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Leslie Eileen Schiedt Michel - APR 01, 2020

Leslie Eileen Schiedt Michel

Leslie Eileen Schiedt Michel, 67, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  She was born in Indianapolis, IN, daughter of Duncan Preston Schiedt and Betty Jane Benjamin Schiedt.  She was a graduate of North Central High School in Indianapolis and attended Ball State University in Muncie, IN.  She lived many years in California and later in life attended nursing school and worked at North Central Baptist Hospital NICU in San Antonio, TX.  While in San Antonio, she rekindled a relationship with a former classmate, Rod King from North Central Hig ...

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Alice Louise Staman MAR 14, 1942 - MAR 30, 2020

Alice Louise Staman

Alice Louise Staman passed away on the morning of March 30, 2020. She likely succumbed to the coronavirus and had been battling cancer for over 20 years. A tough, smart lady, she fought hard and had been cleverly evading death for quite some time. She was also funny, wise, great company, and a wonderful cook.   Her Master’s degrees where in French Literature (University of Illinois) and History (Old Dominion University.) Her life’s work tended to focus on the academic and intellectual.  She owned a small publishing company (Tiger Iron Press) and was a prolific aut ...

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Lawrence "Pete" Conneff AUG 29, 1929 - MAR 30, 2020


Lawrence Sheridan “Pete” Conneff Sr., 90, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 at his residence. He was born Aug. 29, 1929 in Savannah. He attended Sacred Heart School, where he was a member of the drum and bugle corps, and graduated from Benedictine Military School, where he played football and basketball, in 1947. He attended The Citadel and Armstrong College, and was a member of the Air National Guard. He is survived by his wife Ann; sons Lawrence Jr. (Vickie), Matthew (DeDee), Tom (Jennifer) and Stephen; and daughter Patricia Picciarelli (Mark); grandchildren Lawrence, Andrew ...

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Lorlee Shark Tenenbaum SEP 18, 1935 - MAR 29, 2020

Lorlee Shark Tenenbaum

A private graveside service for Lorlee Shark Tenenbaum and Arnold Malitz Tenenbaum was held at on June 14, 2020 in Bonaventure Cemetery. Click the button below to access a video of the service. Pleause use the the password, Family. Please sign the online guestbook on this site. ...

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Dennis N. Steele - MAR 28, 2020

Dennis N. Steele

Dennis N. Steele, 88, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  He was born January 27, 1932 in New York City and moved to New Jersey and graduated from Rahway High School in 1950.  He joined the United States Air Force during the Korean War and was assigned to the Strategic Air Command stationed at Hunter Air Force Base.  In Savannah, he met the beautiful St. Vincent’s Academy graduate, Josephine W. Reed.  They married in 1952 and had four children, Lynette, Dean, Michele and Devon, five grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren. He ...

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Michael D. Robinson MAR 10, 1943 - MAR 28, 2020

Michael D. Robinson

Michael D. Robinson, 77, died Saturday, March 28, 2020 under the care of Hospice Savannah.  He was born in St. Louis, Missouri on March 10, 1943 and raised in Yardley, Pennsylvania.  He was a graduate of Bishop Eagan High School in Fairless Hills, PA and later from St. Joseph’s College in Hartford, CT.  He served in the Navy as a corpsman attached to the 3rd Marine Division.  His medical experiences in the Navy led him to hold various management positions in the pharmaceutical field with Ciba Pharmaceuticals, Squibb-Connaught Labs, and E. R. Squibb that later became B ...

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Theodore Kenneth (Ted) Moore - MAR 28, 2020

Theodore Kenneth (Ted) Moore

Theodore Kenneth (Ted) Moore, 82, of Savannah, passed away peacefully on March 28, 2020.  He was preceded in death by his parents, Louise and Albert Moore, his brother A. William Moore Jr., and sister Laurel Moore; and is survived by his loving wife of nearly 60 years, Jacqueline Moore; daughters, Denise Donaher (Ian) and Jaimi Metz (Russell); son, Michael Moore (Kim); seven grandchildren; two great granddaughters; and sister Mary Leffler (Robert).  Ted was born in Michigan, he met the love of his life in college, and they began their life together in Long Island.  He live ...

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Robert Pete Skrine JUL 02, 1960 - MAR 27, 2020

Robert Pete Skrine

Robert Skrine, 59, died Thursday, March 27, 2020 under the care of Hospice Savannah, surrounded by his wife, Rita, his father and two sisters. He was born July 2, 1960 in Savannah where he lived most his life before moving to Ellabell. He attended Savannah High School and worked in the grocery business. Surviving are his wife, Rita Skrine; son, Robert Skrine, Jr.; of Ellabell; father, Pete Skrine of Savannah;  sister, Gail Lyde and her husband, Bob of Monroe, LA; sister, Debbie Monk and her husband, Bodie of Monroeville, AL; stepdaughter, Brandy Foster and her husband, Ronnie of Wic ...

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Erma Jean Orgeron MAY 08, 1927 - MAR 26, 2020

Erma Jean Orgeron

It is with sadness that our family shares that our loving, caring mother, Erma Jean Orgeron passed away. It is with tremendous gratitude that we celebrate her life that was well-lived and touched so many. Jean was born in Burr, Nebraska, May 8,1927 to Bessie and Ed Sillman. She had an older brother, Delton, and a younger brother, Gerald. All preceded her in death. She left the family farm when she graduated from high school and moved to Lincoln, Nebraska, where she worked in several jobs, sharing a one bedroom apartment with four other women. One of those women would become her sister-in &n ...

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Arnold Malitz Tenenbaum JUN 27, 1936 - MAR 24, 2020

Arnold Malitz Tenenbaum

A private graveside service for Lorlee Shark Tenenbaum and Arnold Malitz Tenenbaum was held at on June 14, 2020 in Bonaventure Cemetery. Click the button below to access a video of the service. Pleause use the the password, Family. Please sign the online guestbook on this site.   ...

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Sylvia R. Williams FEB 12, 1936 - MAR 24, 2020

Sylvia R. Williams

Sylvia Rathfon Williams, 84, of Savannah, Georgia, passed away at home under the care of Hospice following a stroke. During her working career, she was employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in Miami, Florida and in Macon, Georgia, having moved there after her marriage. Several years later, she left Metropolitan to become a stay-at-home wife and mother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Griffith Rathfon and Dorothy Rathfon, her brother Gregory Rathfon, and infant daughter, Patricia Williams. She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Thomas Williams; her daughter ...

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Marilyn Steadwell Tullis MAY 27, 1932 - MAR 24, 2020

Marilyn Steadwell Tullis

Marilyn Steadwell Tullis joined her beloved husband, Henry Durant "Dee" Tullis, Jr. in heaven on the morning of March 24, 2020. She died peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones. She was 87. Marilyn leaves her children: Maree Lynn Tullis Grabe (Hendrik) of Atlanta, T. Leigh Tullis of Savannah, and Henry D. Tullis, III (E'Lane) of Atlanta. She also leaves her grandchildren: Jessica L. Johnson (John) of Savannah, Lieutenant Henry D. Tullis IV (SWO) of Bahrain, and Katherine R. Tullis of Atlanta. Due to current circumstances, a memorial service will be held at a later date. ...

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Barbara Strickland Todd DEC 24, 1941 - MAR 23, 2020

Barbara Strickland Todd

Barbara Todd, 78, entered into eternal rest on Monday, March 23, 2020 surrounded by her loving husband of 60 years, Doyle and daughters, Sharon, Sheila and Melissa. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date. Remembrances can be made to Hospice Savannah, Inc. or the St. Joseph-Candler Foundation.     ...

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Wanda Sparks Cook - MAR 23, 2020

Wanda Sparks Cook

Wanda Sparks Cook, 69, passed away peacefully on March 22, 2020. Wanda is preceded in death by her parents, Barney Sparks and Merle Rawell and her eldest son, Steven Cook.  Wanda is survived by her loving son, Travis Cook (Autumn), 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Services will be announced at a later date.   ...

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Joanne Stephenson Johansen - MAR 22, 2020

Joanne Stephenson Johansen

Joanne Stephenson Johansen, 68, went to be with her heavenly Father on Sunday, March 22, 2020. She was born to John and Lottie Stephenson in Fort Lauderdale, FL and moved to Savannah in 1972. Joanne attended Andrew College in Cuthbert, GA and Valdosta State. She had a long career as a medical practice administrator with the last practice being Savannah Plastic Surgery. She was active in many medical groups throughout her career and was well respected by many. Her love was her church, Independent Presbyterian Church where she served for over thirty years as the wedding coordinator and had ta ...

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Linda Brown Turner NOV 25, 1952 - MAR 22, 2020

Linda Brown Turner

Linda Brown Turner, 67, died at home under the care of Hospice Savannah, surrounded by family. She was born and raised in Savannah, GA. She graduated from Savannah High School in 1970. She later obtained an Associates Degree in Accounting from Savannah Technical College. Linda worked for Parent & Child Development Services for over 30 years as a Business/Facilities Manager. She was a member of Riverside Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Alton Turner, Sr.; her son, Jerry Alton Turner, Jr. “Jay” (Andrea); daughter, Jennifer Burgess (Ed); daughter, Dr. Jo ...

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Ralph Glenn Horne SEP 22, 1956 - MAR 21, 2020

Ralph Glenn Horne

Ralph Glenn Horne, 63, passed away on March 21, 2020 at home under the care of Hospice Savannah Inc., surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. Glenn was born September 22, 1956 and lived in Savannah, Georgia most of his life where he met and married his wife Wanda. Glenn was owner of Southern Lawns, Gardens, and Sprinklers for 30 plus years as a landscape designer and irrigation specialist in Savannah, Georgia. His creative abilities and passion for his work can be seen throughout the community. Glenn is preceded in death by his daughter Shelley Horne, parents and grandpare ...

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Major General William P. Bland, Jr. NOV 26, 1936 - MAR 18, 2020

Major General William P. Bland, Jr.

        Major General William Percy Bland, Jr USAF(Retired) passed away at home surrounded by his family on Wednesday March 18, 2020 after a short illness. General Bland was born in Statesboro, Georgia on November 26, 1936. He is a 1954 graduate of Statesboro High School and a 1959 graduate of Georgia Tech. He is the former Adjutant General for the State of Georgia and a beloved husband, father and friend.           General Bland enlisted in the Georgia Air National Guard in 1958. In 1961, he was selected for Air For ...

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Kaethe Adelheid Wenz APR 10, 1920 - MAR 18, 2020

Kaethe Adelheid Wenz

Adelheid (Heidi) Wenz of Savannah passed away at home on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Heidi was born April 10, 1920 in Coburg, Germany to Martha (Schneider) Huebner and Carl Huebner.  The family lived in Berneck, Bavaria, Germany until moving to New York City in 1931, where she grew up with her mother and step-father, Edward Biehn, and step-sister, Mildred Biehn.  She graduated from James Monroe High School in the Bronx in 1938. Heidi is preceded in death by her husband, Theodore J Wenz, whom she married in 1942. They spent many happy years in Yonkers, New York and that is w ...

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Deborah Meyer Louden JUN 04, 1956 - MAR 17, 2020

Deborah Meyer Louden

Deborah Meyer Louden, 63, passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Hospice Savannah, after a long illness. She was a native of Albany, GA, and a graduate of DeRenne Christian Academy, May 1974.  She attended Baptist Bible College, Springfield, MO.  She was a dedicated employee of Belk of Savannah for 21 years.  Before working at Belk, she worked at several different banks in Savannah.  She was a team manager for Team Savannah for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, GA.  Debi lived by the saying, “Life is too short not to shimmer”. She was preceded in death b ...

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Betty Tuten Tillman JAN 18, 1932 - MAR 17, 2020

Betty Tuten Tillman

Betty Tuten Tillman passed away peacefully in her sleep, Tuesday, March 17, 2020, at the age of 88, at Thunderbolt Transitional Care. Mom always loved a parade. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Barney Tillman, Jr. She is survived by her four children: Tammy Tillman Strojny, Lee Tillman, Timmie Tillman & Ricky Tillman (Marty): three grandchildren, Andrew Tillman, Taylor Tillman & Kelly Strojny. The family would like to extend their love to all her caregivers at TTC. The family will have a private graveside memorial. In lieu of flowers, please make d ...

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Kenneth Ray Wheeler, Jr. OCT 12, 1967 - MAR 16, 2020

Kenneth Ray Wheeler, Jr.

Savannah - Kenneth Ray "Bo" Wheeler, Jr., 52, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, March 16, 2020. Ken was born on October 12, 1967, in Knoxville, Tennessee to the late Kenneth Ray Wheeler and Linda Towns Wheeler. He attended Lenoir City High School in Lenoir City, TN and then graduated with a degree in Health & Physical Education from Austin Peay State University. Ken married Tammy Hall on July 22, 2011. They live in Savannah, Georgia and have been married for 9 years. Ken began his career at Lenoir City High School and Greenback School where he was able to follow h ...

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Joyce Bradley Crosby JAN 17, 1939 - MAR 16, 2020

Joyce Bradley Crosby

Joyce Bradley Crosby, 80, of Savannah, Georgia and wife of Hughlon Raymond Crosby passed Monday evening, March 16, 2020, from a short illness.  She is survived by her husband Hughlon, daughter Cindy Rahn (Scott), granddaughter Cassidy Rahn, cousin Colleen Daniels and cousin Marie Winters. Joyce loved to garden and always prided herself on having one of the prettiest gardens in Kensington Park. Her cheerful and one-of-a-kind spirit will be missed dearly by family, friends, and community members alike.  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday March 20th at Hillcrest A ...

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Clay Monroe APR 30, 1956 - MAR 16, 2020

Clay Monroe

Clay Monroe was promoted to Heaven on March 16, 2020.  He was employed for many years by Comfort Air as a service tech, where he excelled at his craft.  He was a member of Central Christian Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Kay Monroe, and a sister, Donna Monroe Ward. He is survived by three sons; Clay Mims (Nanci), Chase Monroe (Cheyenne), Camden Monroe, Candice Fuentes, and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In light of the Corona Virus situation, the family will have a private memorial service led by Pastor Lionel Marmolejo.  The famil ...

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David Mark Snyderburn, Sr. DEC 18, 1954 - MAR 16, 2020

David Mark Snyderburn, Sr.

David Snyderburn of Wilmington Island, Georgia died unexpectedly on March 16, 2020. David is survived by his son, David; his step daughter, Miranda Nicole Brown; step son, Derrick Joiner; his brothers, Phil and Ralph Snyderburn, and five grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his wife Debbie Snyderburn. David was born December 18, 1954 outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to Don and Helen Snyderburn. He was retired from International Paper.  David’s hobbies were surfing, music, golf, and fishing. He will be missed by his family, friends, his dog Andy, and all who knew him ...

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Edward C. Wright SEP 03, 1945 - MAR 15, 2020

Edward C. Wright

Edward C. Wright, (Eddie), died peacefully, March 15, 2020 surrounded by his loving family.  Eddie was born in Statesboro, GA, on September 3, 1945 to Cecil and Juanita Wright.  The family moved to Savannah, GA, when Eddie was seven and made it his home the rest of his life.  He and Jeanette, his loving wife, were married February 14, 1977. Eddie (Easy) retired from the Pipefitters and Welders Local Union 188.  He loved his profession that took him all over the world and made lifelong friendships where ever he worked.  Eddie was a faithful member of Compassion Ch ...

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Ralph Lamar Hall SEP 13, 1934 - MAR 15, 2020

Ralph Lamar Hall

Ralph Lamar Hall, 85, passed away after a long illness on Sunday March 15, 2020 at the home of his son. Ralph was born in Fitzgerald, GA on September 13, 1934 to the late Instent Willis and Theola Dorminy Hall. He was preceded in death by his wife of 29 years Evelyn Martin Hall. He was a 1953 graduate of Fitzgerald High School. He served in the US Army 1954-1957. Ralph spent most of his time stationed in Germany. After returning state side he enrolled in The University of Georgia graduating in 1960 with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He was a member of Delta Sigma Pi fraternity He w ...

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Robert J. Merritt, Sr., (USAF, Ret.) - MAR 14, 2020

Robert J. Merritt, Sr., (USAF, Ret.)

It is with heartbreak we announce the passing of our beloved father, Robert J. “Bob” Merritt, Sr. On Saturday, March 14, 2020, our Dad passed away peacefully at the age of 87.  Dad was born on October 16, 1932 in St. Louis, MO to William & Effie (Goggins) Merritt.  He graduated from Esther High School in 1950 and joined the Air Force immediately after. In 1952, he was stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, GA where he married our Mom, Annie L. McKenzie.  They spent the following 20 years traveling and adding three children to their lives and travels ...

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George A. Enyeart FEB 19, 1936 - MAR 14, 2020

George A. Enyeart

George Albert Enyeart passed away on March 14, 2020 at the age of 84.  He was born in Breckenridge, Colorado on February 19, 1936, to Luna and Carl Enyeart, and was the last born of 9 children.    George grew up in Breckenridge, and during that time his father was sheriff and his mother county clerk.  He graduated from Summit High School and headed to Denver shortly thereafter to pursue his electrical apprenticeship training.  In 1960 George met the love of his life, Verna Johnson.  The minute he laid eyes on her, he thought “That’s my girl.&rd ...

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Mary Elizabeth Sutlive MAY 22, 1929 - MAR 12, 2020

Mary Elizabeth Sutlive

Betty Sutlive was a woman of strong faith, love, and conviction. She graduated, with honors, from St. Vincent Academy in 1947. Betty was a woman who lovingly raised six children and was deeply passionate and devoted to her husband, Bill. She had a real zest for life. Betty enjoyed cooking for her large family and soon became affectionately, their "personal chef". She tended to her garden with great care, and grew tomatoes and bell peppers most every summer. She was an avid boater and was given the rank of "Admiral" by her loving husband,  Bill.  She was also ...

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Jeremy Evans Bell - MAR 11, 2020

Jeremy Evans Bell

Jeremy Evans Bell passed away suddenly on March 11th at the age of 43. He was born and raised in Savannah. He was a member of Blessed Sacrament Church, and owned his own construction business. He is survived by his three children, Gage Evans Bell, Nicholas Bell, and Haley Bell, his father, Edward C. Bell, his mother, Deborah Evans Bell, his sister, Lindsey Milan, his brother, Brandon Bell, his grandparents, Dottie Evans and Edward Annette. He is also survived by many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Frieda Bell of Savannah, a ...

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Patricia Hickman Hobby Hooker APR 26, 1935 - MAR 10, 2020

Patricia Hickman Hobby Hooker

Patricia Hickman Hobby Hooker of Springfield, died Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Buckingham South under the care of Hospice Savannah surrounded by her loved ones. She was born April 26, 1935 in Washington, NC to Fred and Ruth Hickman and lived in Savannah for many years. She was a graduate of Savannah High School and attended Mercer University where she graduated with honors. She briefly taught school at Jacob G. Smith Elementary School. Soon after, she married Wensley Hobby and moved to Reidsville where she raised her family. The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to the s ...

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Kevin Troy Kemper DEC 04, 1970 - MAR 10, 2020

Kevin Troy Kemper

It is with great sadness that the family of Kevin Troy Kemper announces his passing, unexpectedly in his home, March 10, 2020. Kevin was born in Savannah, GA on December 4th, 1970 to the late Herschel and Martha Kemper. He was a graduate of St. Andrews's School and The Culinary Institute of New York and active member of the Silk Hope Baptist Church community. Kevin loved cooking, fishing, and riding his dirt bike. But more than anything else, he loved his family and his sweet pup Oscar. Kevin will be lovingly remembered by his older brother Max Kemper, niece Marschel Kemper, aunts Eve ...

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David A. Ferraro JUN 21, 1963 - MAR 09, 2020

David A. Ferraro

David Andrew Ferraro, 56, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 9, 2020.  David was born June 21, 1963 in Savannah to Vincent Ferraro, Jr., and the late Helen Broderick Ferraro.  He attended Blessed Sacrament School, Benedictine Military School (class of 1981), and then graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1986.  David married DeAnne Evans on October 15, 1994. They reside in Savannah and have been married 25 years. He attended the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church.&nbs ...

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Judy Nunn Mason MAR 21, 1945 - MAR 09, 2020

Judy Nunn Mason

Judy Nunn Mason, 74, died tragically on Monday, March 9, 2020. She was a native of Savannah, GA, a graduate of Savannah High School class of 1962 and valedictorian of her class at Armstrong State College. She received a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern University and began her teaching career at Carrie E. Gould Elementary in 1966. Judy married Holbrook Louis Mason of Savannah on August 12, 1967 at Calvary Baptist Temple where she was an active member until her death.  After a career of more than 30 years in teaching, Judy retired from Calvary Day S ...

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Janey Orr Linton Welch - MAR 08, 2020

Janey Orr Linton Welch

Janey Orr Linton Welch passed from this world on Sunday, March 8, 2020. Born in Savannah on November 27, 1952, Janey was the daughter of Orise Donald (Jack) Orr and Hazel Boyette Orr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert George (Bobby) Linton and daughter, Kelli Suzanne Linton. Janey was a faithful Christian and left this life full of hope in her resurrection. Her sweetness and warmth endeared her to all who knew her. She was devoted to her family and her shih tzu, Phoebe. She always had a smile to offer - even for a stranger. She treasured the simple things, like photographi ...

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Col. Henry A. Shockley, (USA, Ret.), PhD - MAR 07, 2020

Col. Henry A. Shockley, (USA, Ret.), PhD

Henry Shockley was born in Richmond, Virginia on December 2, 1932.  He spent his early years in Bruington, Virginia where his father was pastor to two Baptist churches.  From a young age, his goal in life was to become a soldier.  While at University of Richmond, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, he entered R.O.T.C. and was one of only two in his class to be commissioned in the regular Army upon graduation.  As a Lieutenant, Henry Shockley completed both Ranger school and Airborne training.  On April 30, 1960, Lieutenant Shockley married Li ...

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Paul E. Hitch - MAR 07, 2020

Paul E. Hitch

Paul E. Hitch, 103, passed away March 7, 2020 at home after a short illness. He was born March 2, 1917 in Indianapolis, IN, the son of Lulu and Otis Hitch. He was predeceased by his wife, Mildred Creamer Hitch, after 69 happy years and his sister, Clarice Hitch Main. He is survived by his son, Douglas Hitch and his wife, Jill Hitch of St. Petersburg, FL; two nieces and two nephews, Marcia (David) Wasserman, Lynn (Ponny) Manuel, Stan (Doris Manek) Main and George “Buddy” (Bobbie) Blake Jr. He graduated from General Motors Institute in 1939 and attended the Harvard Ad ...

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Joe Bert Roberson JUL 27, 1952 - MAR 06, 2020

Joe Bert Roberson

Joe Bert Roberson, died peacefully on Friday, March 6, 2020. Joe was born on July 27, 1952 in Lubbock, TX to James and Marie Roberson. He grew up in Ropesville, TX where he was a graduate of Ropesville High School.  Joe was a longtime resident of McDonough, GA before moving to Tybee Island.  Joe was predeceased by his wife, Vickie Lynn Roberson. Surviving are his son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Robin Roberson; granddaughter, Jocelynn Brianna Alicia Roberson Burch; nephew, Drew Lowery; niece, Lisa Lowery Cody; great-nephew, Elijah Cody; and a great-niece, Jessi ...

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Mary Theresa Green Lehtma FEB 09, 1955 - MAR 04, 2020

Mary Theresa Green Lehtma

Mary Theresa Green Lehtma, age 65, passed away on March 4, 2020 after a sudden illness.  She was born on February 9, 1955 in Baltimore City, MD.  She retired from International Paper, where she worked for 35 years as a production scheduling and distribution supervisor.  Mary was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  She enjoyed reading, daily bike rides, and line dancing. She loved traveling and spending time with her family and friends.  Mary was a doting grandmother and adored her grandchildren.  She was loved by so many and was full of life.  Mar ...

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Lance Smith MAY 17, 1960 - MAR 03, 2020

Lance Smith

Lance Smith (59) died at home on March 3, 2020 peacefully under the care of Hospice Savannah. He was born in Savannah, GA and lived in Los Angeles, CA and Maui, HI for most of his adult life. He enjoyed his life in Maui for 17 years. Daily, Lance would run the beach, surf kayak, write and take pictures of the beautiful Maui sunsets. He and his wife moved to Savannah in 2018 to be close to family after he received a diagnosis of early onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Lance graduated from Savannah Country Day School in 1978 and studied film production at the University of Colorado and the ...

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Patricia Ann Gunderson OCT 21, 1936 - MAR 03, 2020

Patricia Ann Gunderson

SAVANNAH - PATRICIA GUNDERSON, age 83, died peacefully under the care of Hospice Savannah after battling Alzheimer's Disease for over two decades.  She was born October 21, 1936 in Elgin, IL where she lived until she and her husband, Alfred Gunderson, retired and moved to Fort Myers, FL.  She moved to Savannah in 2012 to be closer to family.  She graduated from St. Edward High School in 1954 and went on to earn her Associate's Degree from Elgin Community College.  She met her husband in the college library when he jokingly scolded her for not returning her l ...

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John H. Pinholster, Jr. - MAR 02, 2020

John H. Pinholster, Jr.

John H. Pinholster, Jr, died on March 2, 2020 at Memorial Hospital.   He was born in Savannah, GA in 1936, and lived there for the majority of his life, growing up on 44th Street and living his adult life on Back Street at Coffee Bluff. He served his country as a Sonarman, First Class in the U.S. Naval Reserves after college.  John spent his professional career as a General Contractor in Savannah, and retired in 2004. He is survived by his wife Joan Daniel Pinholster, brother Neil Pinholster (Alexa MacDonald) of Portland, OR, sons John Holmes Pinholster III (Allison), Scot ...

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Sandra Marie Delamater SEP 27, 1940 - MAR 02, 2020

Sandra Marie Delamater

Sandra Marie Delamater (Sandy), 79, of Savannah, Georgia, passed away Monday, March 2, 2020, at Candler Hospital following a short illness.  Sandy was born on Sept. 27, 1940, at the old Candler Hospital in downtown Savannah. She lived in Littleton, Massachusetts from 1956 until 1972 when she, her husband, and 4 children moved to Savannah. Sandy was a graduate of Littleton High School, an honors student, honors singer, and budding piano student. She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Littleton, Mass, (their marriage was the first one in the new church) and then St. J ...

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Cathy Smith Moore - MAR 01, 2020

Cathy Smith Moore

Cathy Smith Moore, 52, of Savannah, Georgia, died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 1, 2020, at her home.  She was born on June 19, 1967, in Madisonville, Kentucky, to Kay Foster Smith and the late Billy Gene Smith. Cathy was a beloved wife, devoted daughter, sister and faithful servant of Jesus.  Above all, she was an amazing and proud mother to her son, Cameron.  Cathy was an avid reader, tailor, crafter, and all-around handyperson (which she inherited from her beloved father).  She never met a stranger or anyone she wasn’t willing to help. Cathy was formerly a me ...

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Lorine Griner Moody - MAR 01, 2020

Lorine Griner Moody

Lorine Griner Moody, 83, passed away Sunday, March 1, 2020. She was born in Glennville, Georgia, daughter of Lonnie Randall and Jewel Kicklighter Griner.  She was a graduate of Glennville High School and Draughons Business School.  Mrs. Moody worked for several years at Central Georgia Hospital and retired from Bradley Plywood Company. She was a member of Central Christian Church.  She was preceded in death by his son, Richard E. Moody, Jr. and husband of 62 years, Richard E. Moody, Sr. Surviving are her grandson, Traves Moody and his wife, Savannah; brothers, Johnny Griner a ...

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Lynn Nash Stone - FEB 28, 2020

Lynn Nash Stone

Lynn Nash Stone, beloved daughter of Dearing and Nancy Nash, passed away Friday, February 28th2020 in her hometown of Savannah, GA. She was surrounded in her last moments by friends and family. Her laugh, her smile will now echo and shine through the halls of eternity. Her soul, free and unburdened by time or pain, will find a welcomed seat at the table of God. She will be remembered by her constant companion, Taylor Corwin.  Lynn is survived by her children, Jonathan, Benjamin, and Emily, as well as her sisters, Anne Nash and Judith Braun. A private memorial service will be held ...

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Armando T. Ricci, Jr. MAR 03, 1929 - FEB 28, 2020

Armando T. Ricci, Jr.

Armando Tunon Ricci, Jr., 90, passed away Friday, February 28, 2020 at Pruitt Health of Savannah.  A Service will be held at a later date in Natchez, Mississippi.    ...

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Barbara Louise Bramble MAR 13, 1929 - FEB 28, 2020

Barbara Louise Bramble

Barbara Louise Bramble, 90, formerly of Terre Haute passed away early Friday morning, February 28, 2020 at Summer Breeze Senior Living in Wilmington Island, Georgia.  Barbara was born on March 13, 1929, in Mattoon, Illinois to Earnest Martz and Marie Sullivan Martz. Barbara is survived by her children, James Bramble (Beverly) of West Terre Haute, IN; Marianne Bramble of Tybee Island, GA; Claire Shanks (T. Jefferson) of Bucks County, PA; Paula Dowd (Jim) of Asheville, NC and William Bramble II of Cumming, Ga.  Her grandchildren, Ellen Stolyar of St. Simons Island, GA; Mauri and Wil ...

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Lynn Nash Stone NOV 15, 1957 - FEB 28, 2020

Lynn Nash Stone

Lynn Nash Stone, beloved daughter of Dearing and Nancy Nash, passed away Friday, February 28th2020 in her hometown of Savannah, GA. She was surrounded in her last moments by friends and family. Her laugh, her smile will now echo and shine through the halls of eternity. Her soul, free and unburdened by time or pain, will find a welcomed seat at the table of God. She will be remembered by her constant companion, Taylor Corwin.  Lynn is survived by her children, Jonathan, Benjamin, and Emily, as well as her sisters, Anne Nash and Judith Braun. A private memorial service will be held in the c ...

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Walter Joseph Muller, Jr. - FEB 27, 2020

Walter Joseph Muller, Jr.

Walter Joseph Muller, Jr. died peacefully at his home on Tybee Island on February 27, 2020.  He was born in Savannah, Georgia on October 16, 1933.  With his father in the military, his family moved frequently, but he always considered Savannah his home.  He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1956.  He was actively involved in his faith and volunteered often at Blessed Sacrament and St. Michael’s parishes.  He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  A favorite pastime was playing golf with his friends at the Savannah Golf Club. ...

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Vincent Kevin O'Brien JAN 10, 1948 - FEB 27, 2020

Vincent Kevin O'Brien

O’Brien, Kevin – a resident of Savannah, Ga, passed away on February 27, 2020 at the age of 72. Born in Bayonne, NJ to Vincent O’Brien and Anne (Sullivan) O’Brien, Kevin was raised in New Hyde Park, NY. He graduated from St. John’s Prep in Brooklyn, received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton and masters’ degrees from San Diego State University & Indiana University. Kevin devoted 33 years of his life to Intstitut Montana Zugerberg, in Zug, Switzerland, a renowned Swiss international day and boarding school where he was a teacher ...

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Tonya Rovolis Ginn APR 15, 1947 - FEB 25, 2020

Tonya Rovolis Ginn

Ms. Tonya Rovolis Ginn, age 72, died February 25 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  A native of Savannah, she was of Greek heritage.  She was formerly a hairdresser, was a retired house painter, and was a member of Lighthouse Baptist Church.  She was devoted to her grandchildren, and was insistent on them getting an education. Surviving are a son, Robert Penix (Tracey); two grandchildren, Emily Nicole Penix and Gavin Tremblay; a sister, Angela Horton; and a great grandson.  She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Macy Noel Smith. A visitation will be held on Satur ...

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John P. Innes II (USN, Ret.) - FEB 25, 2020

John P. Innes II (USN, Ret.)

John Phythian Innes II passed away on February 25, 2020, a day before his 86th birthday.  He passed peacefully at Spanish Oaks.  He was a graduate of Williams College.  After college, he joined the US Navy where he was a naval aviator, retiring from the US Navy Reserves as a Lieutenant Commander and serving in the Vietnam War.  It was during his Vietnam service that he met his future wife, Marianne Berger, on the island of Guam where he was Senior Bachelor Officer and she was a stewardess for World Airways.  Following his time in active duty, he obtained a JD from Temp ...

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Edward S. "Ted" Odgers, Jr. APR 08, 1930 - FEB 24, 2020

Edward S.

Mr. Edward S. “Ted” Odgers, Jr, age 89, died February 24, 2020.  The Philadelphia, PA native lived in Savannah the past 25 years, and was retired from IBM. Surviving are his wife of 69 years, Jane Odgers; children, Carol Evans, Ted Odgers, Kim Phillips, and Chris Odgers; and eight grandchildren. An inurnment will take place at a later date in Beach Haven, NJ. Remembrances may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN  38105. ...

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Thang Chinh Dang APR 14, 1986 - FEB 23, 2020

Thang Chinh Dang

On Sunday, February 23, 2020, Thang Dang, son, brother, and uncle, went home to Jesus at the age of 33 years. Thang was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, and graduated from S.C. Johnson High School. He went on to complete a liberal arts degree at Armstrong University. He was the youngest of five children born to Thuy Dang and the late Chuc Thi Nguyen. Thang will be forever remembered by his father Thuy, by his sister Oanh, brother-in-law Phuong, sister June, brother-in-law John, brother Toan, sister-in-law Kim, and sister Chau. Thang will also be forever remembered by his nieces, Victor ...

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James Dudley Salyer, Jr. AUG 10, 1948 - FEB 22, 2020

James Dudley Salyer, Jr.

James D. Salyer, 71, of Savannah, Georgia returned home to his Lord on February 22, 2020 surrounded by family. Jim was born on August 10, 1948 in Kenton, Ohio. He was the oldest child of James D. Salyer Sr. and Marjorie Mae Kindle Salyer. Jim grew up in Dola, Ohio where he was the quarterback for his high school football team, the Hardin Northern Bears.  During his sophomore year he led them to an undefeated season. He then went on to graduate from St. Leo University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. Jim served 20 years in the United States Army from 1968 - 1988. During thi ...

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Elizabeth Ann Kennedy - FEB 21, 2020

Elizabeth Ann Kennedy

Elizabeth Ann Kennedy, 98, died Friday, February 21, 2020 at Candler Hospital in Savannah.  She was a Savannah native and the youngest child of Eugene and Rosa Tilton.  She had six older brothers: Merle, Joe, Robbie, Frank, Howell, and Marion, who all loved and nurtured their little sister throughout her life.  When mother, Rosa, died, Elizabeth was just 14 and moved from the Daffin Park area to live with her brother, Joe, on Wilmington Island.  It was in this neighborhood on the “Back Island” that she would meet the man she would later marry, Joseph Bernard Ken ...

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Hugh M. Ulmer OCT 02, 1953 - FEB 20, 2020

Hugh M. Ulmer

Hugh M. Ulmer, 66, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020. Mr. Ulmer was born October 2, 1953 in Bluffton, SC to Alan A. Ulmer and Vera Stroup Ulmer. He was a graduate of May River Academy and worked as a part of the Ulmer Family Agriculture related businesses. From 1976-2002, he served with the Bluffton Volunteer Fire Department, eventually being elected as Chief. He was a life-long member of Bluffton United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Grazyna Pytowska; brothers, Alan A. Ulmer, Jr. (Jackie), C. Alex Ulmer (Cathie); sister, Elizabeth Ulmer Duncan (Larry); 9 nieces, 2 nephe ...

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Robert (Bob) Thomas Grissom DEC 20, 1935 - FEB 19, 2020

Robert (Bob) Thomas Grissom

Robert (Bob) Thomas Grissom, 84, of Tybee Island, Georgia, passed away peacefully, Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Hospice Savannah. Bob was born in Mt. Airy, North Carolina on December 20, 1935. He is survived by his wife, Charlene; sons, Robert Thomas Grissom, Jr. and Charles Rawles Grissom; grandsons, Zachary and Benjamin; sister, Doris Askin; and numerous beloved nieces, nephews, and stepchildren. He is predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Sadie Grissom, and his sister, Savon Atkinson. Bob attended Pittsboro High School in North Carolina and graduated from the University of Richmo ...

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Akhilesh Vikyath Andra DEC 15, 2000 - FEB 19, 2020

Akhilesh Vikyath Andra

Akhilesh Vikyath Andra, 18, died Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Northside Hospital in Altanta, Georgia. Akhilesh will be missed by his parents, Venkata Ramu Andra and Sumitra Devi Pagidi; his sister, Bhavana Andra; his uncles, Venkata Narayana Andra, Sanjeeva Rao Pagidi, Sreenu Pagidi, Gopi Pagidi, Radha Krishna Pagidi, Vidya Sagar Pagidi, Praneeth Pagidi; and other aunts and family. and many other family and friends. Visitation and prayer service will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, February 23, 2020 at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, H ...

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Phyllis Evans Nelson - FEB 18, 2020

Phyllis Evans Nelson

Phyllis Evans Nelson, passed away Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at The Suites in Richmond Hill. Phyllis was born in Waukegan, Illinois.  She never liked discussing her age.  Mom always said she wanted to be seen as a child of God and we know that she is, timeless.  Phyllis was one of seven daughters and five sons born to Dallas and Dorathy Evans.  Phyllis graduated from Zion Benton Township High School and then married Edward Nelson in 1954.  They had two boys, Edward William Nelson Jr. and Lee Evan Nelson.  They lived in Zion for many years and then moved to Sava ...

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Anita M. Quante OCT 19, 1928 - FEB 17, 2020

Anita M. Quante

Anita Mahany Quante, age 91, died on February 17, 2020 in Candler Hospital surrounded by her husband and grandchildren. She was born on October 19, 1928 in Savannah, GA .  She lived in Savannah all of her life and made her home on Isle of Hope.  She completed two years of college at the University of Georgia.   She was an active leader with the Girl Scouts.  She was a swimming instructor and lifeguard for the Red Cross.  She loved dancing, especially line dancing, and performed with The Silver Liners. She was a longtime member of the Lutheran Church of the ...

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Faye Anita Smith Crumbley - FEB 16, 2020

Faye Anita Smith Crumbley

Faye Anita Smith Crumbley, 79, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020 at Abercorn Rehabilitation.  She was born in Savannah, daughter of Victor W. Smith, Sr. and Clio Gaudry Smith.  She was a 1958 graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy and obtained an Associate’s degree from Armstrong State College. Faye worked as a Dental Technician for Doctors Kazlow & Lanier.  She was a homemaker and a volunteer at St. James Catholic School, where her children attended.  Faye was one of the original members of St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church. Faye was an avid Atlanta ...

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Ashlee W. Farris OCT 15, 1970 - FEB 16, 2020

Ashlee W. Farris

Ashlee Waldron Farris, 49, passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  She was born October 15, 1970 in Columbia, SC.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Lynn Cole Marston.  Ashlee graduated from    Windsor Forest High School in 1988 and attended Armstrong State College and the Savannah College of Art and Design.  She worked for Old Town Trolley Tours of Savannah.  She loved theatre and was the President of the Richmond Hill Community Theatre.  She taught preschool for over 15 years, and was a Girl Scout Troop Leader ...

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Theodore Landon "Ted" Smith AUG 10, 1923 - FEB 16, 2020

Theodore Landon

Theodore Landon Smith, aka; Landon, Ted, TL, Smiiiiith, and Tedo (Baba to his Grandkids,) died after a short convalescence on Sunday, February 16th, 2020. Born in Glen Ridge, New Jersey to Theodore Levi Smith and Olive Loretta (Marcy) Smith on August 10, 1923, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 64 years; Betty Bob (Knapp) Smith, and by sisters; Mary Miller Richards and Elizabeth Jane Crawford. He’s survived by four children; Randy Smith, Natalie Pilcher, Bradley Smith and Davis Smith; three daughters-in-law, a son-in-law, seven grand-children, a granddaughter-in-law, also ni ...

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Amanda "Mandy" Hubbard Sedgwick - FEB 15, 2020


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

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Samuel Hill Morgan, Jr. - FEB 15, 2020

Samuel Hill Morgan, Jr.

Samuel Hill Morgan, Jr. was born in Savannah, Georgia on January 20, 1944 at the Telfair Hospital, son of Samuel H. Morgan and Holley S. Morgan. Sam attended the Pape School, Charles Ellis School, The Asheville School and Savannah Country Day School. He then graduated with a business degree from the University of Georgia, where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Fraternity. After serving in the United States Coast Guard Reserve, he began work at his family’s industrial supply business, Morgan’s Inc. In 1975, he started his own business, Clarklift of Savannah, selling forklift tr ...

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George Aloysious Ebberwein, Jr. - FEB 14, 2020

George Aloysious Ebberwein, Jr.

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

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Janet Teresa Spillane - FEB 13, 2020

Janet Teresa Spillane

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

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Elizabeth Oleson - FEB 13, 2020

Elizabeth Oleson

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

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

Leona Tyre Sapp

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

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Laura Randolph Stevens Devendorf - FEB 10, 2020

Laura Randolph Stevens Devendorf

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

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Gheorghe Negrea APR 19, 1929 - FEB 10, 2020

Gheorghe Negrea

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

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Joan Morrison Inhulsen - FEB 09, 2020

Joan Morrison Inhulsen

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

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Graham “Gray” Fontaine Solana FEB 11, 2020 - FEB 09, 2020

Graham “Gray” Fontaine Solana

Graham “Gray” Fontaine Solana, 14, died Monday, February 9, 2015, from cardiac arrest triggered by a rare heart condition, Long QT Syndrome, known to strike without warning. Gray was born on February 11, 2000 in Savannah and lived in the same home his entire short but wonderful life.  As a freshman at St. Andrew’s, Gray enjoyed basketball, acting, and history.  Prior to St. Andrew’s, Gray attended Hancock Day School from Kindergarten through eighth grade.  In Middle School he won several athletic awards, including the 2011 Coaches Award and the 2014 Wi ...

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

Laura M. Siebert

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

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Jean Kincaid Hepper - FEB 06, 2020

Jean Kincaid Hepper

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

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

Edward Mouzon Gay

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

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

Thomas T. Potterfield

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

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

Marigail R. Brackeen

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

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

Brian Lee Solis

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

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

Lola Terrol Howard

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

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

Joseph E. Warenzak

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

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

Fred Allen Irwin

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

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


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

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

Robert W. Behrens

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

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

Bruce Lloyd Jernigan III (USCG, Ret.)

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

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Marcia "Marcy" Rosenblatt Paula APR 19, 1951 - JAN 27, 2020


Marcia "Marcy" Helen Rosenblatt Paula died peacefully in her sleep after a long illness at the age of 68.   Born April 19, 1951 in Bristol, Connecticut, she was a graduate of Jennings School, Bristol Eastern High School, and Southern Connecticut State University. She dedicated most of her adult life teaching children with special needs. She loved chocolate, the beach and The Beatles.   Marcy is survived by her mother, Sylvia Rosenblatt; her sons, Raymond, Matthew, and Joel Paula; 4 grandchildren; and her brothers, Jeffrey and Lee Rosenblatt. &nb ...

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Susan Shippee Wycoff - JAN 26, 2020

Susan Shippee Wycoff

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

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

Charles P. Curtis

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

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Barbara Ann Jawback - JAN 25, 2020

Barbara Ann Jawback

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

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

Richard (Dick) Waymack Leech

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

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

Ismael Caleb Hernandez

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

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James Alan Deering - JAN 24, 2020

James Alan Deering

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

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Gene Ann Sweeney Santiago - JAN 24, 2020

Gene Ann Sweeney Santiago

Gene Ann Sweeney Santiago, 87, passed away Friday, January 24, 2020 at her residence.  A Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 29, 2020 a Sacred Heart Catholic Church.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. prior to the Mass.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memory of Mrs. Santiago to the Social Apostolate, 502 Liberty St., Savannah, GA 31401.  ...

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

Dana Eugene Laughlin

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

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Gabrielle Franklin DEC 03, 1939 - JAN 22, 2020

Gabrielle Franklin

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

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

James B. Blackburn, Sr.

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

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

Kyleigh Mills Lindsey

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

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

Esther Stevenson Thornton

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

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


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

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

Michael Jeffery Lance

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

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

James Arthur McClure

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

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

Florence Elizabeth Nowell Wilson

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

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


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

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

Mary Lee Abruzzio

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

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

Nancy Phillips Miller

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

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

Marjorie Hurst Adams

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

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

Troy Albert Bouy

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

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

Thomas Paul O'Brien

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

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Bernard W. Grozine - JAN 15, 2020

Bernard W. Grozine

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

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

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

Dustin E. Meeks

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

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

Anna Cone Seyle

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

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Cecil Brux DeLorme - JAN 12, 2020

Cecil Brux DeLorme

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

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Stephen C. Russell - JAN 10, 2020

Stephen C. Russell

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

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

Russell W. Bennett

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

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Barbara (Bobbie) Sabin Cole - JAN 09, 2020

Barbara (Bobbie) Sabin Cole

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

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

Joel Donald Lynch

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

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Alice St. Clair Ehlers - JAN 08, 2020

Alice St. Clair Ehlers

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

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Mildred C. Roush - JAN 08, 2020

Mildred C. Roush

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

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Dr. Irving Victor - JAN 08, 2020

Dr. Irving Victor

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

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