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Kathryn R. Osborne - APR 21, 2021

Kathryn R. Osborne

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

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

Marcella F. Graves

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

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

Mary Alice Holcombe

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

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

Elizabeth (Betty) Hatch Henrikson, nee Wight

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

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Thomas Fleetwood Hairston - APR 19, 2021

Thomas Fleetwood Hairston

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

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

David S. Carter, Jr.

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

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Arthur Harrell Roberts - APR 18, 2021

Arthur Harrell Roberts

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

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

Mary Evelyn Tomlinson Smith

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

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Charles S. Embrey - APR 17, 2021

Charles S. Embrey

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

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Janet Kelley Routhier - APR 16, 2021

Janet Kelley Routhier

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

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

Denise Boshler Nusom

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

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Emmet Lamar Bridges - APR 15, 2021

Emmet Lamar Bridges

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

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SMSgt. David Anthony Lee - APR 15, 2021

SMSgt. David Anthony Lee

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

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

D. Scott Overton

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

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

Zedna Alicia (Ali) Young

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

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

Laurel Shiflett Cavner

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

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

Paul Charles Grassey

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

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

Edward Ernest Hale

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

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

Carolyn Saunders Merritt

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

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

Bernice W. Falligant

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

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Kathleen Hughes Orr - APR 08, 2021

Kathleen Hughes Orr

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

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Nell Long MAY 10, 1930 - APR 08, 2021

Nell Long

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

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

Bernard Thomas Blanton, Jr. (Tommy)

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

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

Thomas John King

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

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

Michael Angelo Finocchiaro, Jr.

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

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David Tartt - APR 05, 2021

David Tartt

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

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

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

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

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

Lawrence Joseph Hickey

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

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James Ross Wooten - APR 03, 2021

James Ross Wooten

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

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

John Marshall Jones, Jr.

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

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

Wallace Lee Montford

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

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Thomas Edward Clark - APR 03, 2021

Thomas Edward Clark

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

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

John Henry Ohsiek, III

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

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Verne Louis Hartson - APR 01, 2021

Verne Louis Hartson

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

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John David Findlay - MAR 31, 2021

John David Findlay

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

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Esther Duncan Korff - MAR 31, 2021

Esther Duncan Korff

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

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Richard A. McDonough - MAR 31, 2021

Richard A. McDonough

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

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Linda A. Broderick - MAR 30, 2021

Linda A. Broderick

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

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

Myra Turner Buskirk

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

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

Matthew John Rosenbaum

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

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Katherine "Kitty" Rizza - MAR 27, 2021


Katherine Redmond "Kitty" Rizza, 90, retired homemaker, died Saturday, March 27, 2021, in Halstead, Kansas.   She is survived by her daughter Katy (Bill) Coy, Wichita; sons, Steve (Sarah) Rizza, Halstead; Andy (Beth) Rizza, Georgetown, TX; Jeremy (Chris) Rizza, Kansas City, Missouri; sister, Jacquelyn Osbourne, Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a nephew and a niece.   A Rosary and Mass of the Christian Burial was held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church, Wichita.   Inurnment ...

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Wynnogene Shaw Day - MAR 26, 2021

Wynnogene Shaw Day

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

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

Delorise (Lois) Gail Accord Zipperer

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

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

Byron F. Brown

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

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

Tammy J. Herrell

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

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Jeffrey Brian Josey - MAR 25, 2021

Jeffrey Brian Josey

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

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

Dr. Raghavan M.G. Nair

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

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Elizabeth Dawkins Lind - MAR 23, 2021

Elizabeth Dawkins Lind

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

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Georgia Marshall Dickerson - MAR 21, 2021

Georgia Marshall Dickerson

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

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

Sarah (Wincy) Horton Harden

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

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

Dr. Betty C. Klein, PhD

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

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

Linda Lombard Hollenbach

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

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Sandra Wolf OCT 30, 1929 - MAR 19, 2021

Sandra Wolf

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

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

Arthur Tai Chan Senior

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

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Dr. Jon A. Sanborn - MAR 19, 2021

Dr. Jon A. Sanborn

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

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

Donald Custis, M.D.

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

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

Charles (Gabby) Heffernan

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

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Robert (Robbie) Lachapelle - MAR 17, 2021

Robert (Robbie) Lachapelle

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

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Brett Doty Herrin - MAR 17, 2021

Brett Doty Herrin

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

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Joseph (Joe) Hudak - MAR 16, 2021

Joseph (Joe) Hudak

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

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Virgie Parker Kiser Bagwell - MAR 15, 2021

Virgie Parker Kiser Bagwell

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

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

Linda Snipes Ogletree

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

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

Deloise Spriggs Gaines

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

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

Robert L. (Bob) Jones

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

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

David Quinn Smith

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

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

Thomas Lee Curless

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

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

Edward Wesley Kilbourne

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

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

Robert Eric Pollack

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

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

Arthur E. Leen, Jr.

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

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Eithne Scott - MAR 11, 2021

Eithne Scott

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

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Elva Hulme - MAR 10, 2021

Elva Hulme

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

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

Dorothy Brown Morrison

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

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Lloyd David Jordan - MAR 10, 2021

Lloyd David Jordan

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

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


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

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

Mildred Laverne Carr Hill

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

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

John David Wolf, Jr.

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

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Joseph Shumpert - MAR 08, 2021

Joseph Shumpert

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

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

Ronald Nelson Spires

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

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

Patricia Fleck Anderson

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

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Dustin Jain - MAR 07, 2021

Dustin Jain

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

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

Karolyn Faye Beckhorn

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

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

Albert Herman Quante

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

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Mary Elizabeth Ray - MAR 06, 2021

Mary Elizabeth Ray

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

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

Ms. Olive Ijeoma Emebo

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

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Edward Y. Beery - MAR 05, 2021

Edward Y. Beery

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

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

June Anne McFadden

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

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Andrew Jackson McLemore - MAR 05, 2021

Andrew Jackson McLemore

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

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

Robert Marion Lang

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

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Ta'Riyah Armani Ann Rivers - MAR 05, 2021

Ta'Riyah Armani Ann Rivers

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

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

Michael B. Scarbrough

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

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

Russell Walden Scarborough

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

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


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

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

Dr. Lynne Barbara Schwartz

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

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Ben (Burke) Wall - MAR 01, 2021

Ben (Burke) Wall

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

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

Roland A. (Blackie) Barras

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

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

Rev. Dr. Samuel Theodore Kamaleson

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

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

Harold C. (Sparky) Strickland, Jr.

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

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

Julia Ann Easterlin Gooding

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

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Susan W. Traver - FEB 27, 2021

Susan W. Traver

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

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

Robert Dwight Beckhorn

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

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

Robert (Bobby) Leon Sturgess

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

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

Sandra Diane Craig

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

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Hatem Hussein El-Khalidi - FEB 24, 2021

Hatem Hussein El-Khalidi

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

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

Gloria Ann Crawford Fortson

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

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


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

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Camille Ross Ward - FEB 23, 2021

Camille Ross Ward

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

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

Gary Lee Brewer

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

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

Joan Forrester Christian

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

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

Sandra Elaine

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

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James Edward McAleer, Jr. - FEB 20, 2021

James Edward McAleer, Jr.

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

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Celeste DeMarco Iocovozzi - FEB 20, 2021

Celeste DeMarco Iocovozzi

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

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

Bettie Anderson Shore

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

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

Harland Franklin Fling

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

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William Roger Holden - FEB 18, 2021

William Roger Holden

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

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

Deborah Mary Netzela-Jenkins

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

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William Brooks Anderson - FEB 17, 2021

William Brooks Anderson

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

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Sebastian Sparacino - FEB 17, 2021

Sebastian Sparacino

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

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

Dr. Thomas Freeman

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

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Melvin Louis Snellings, Sr. - FEB 15, 2021

Melvin Louis Snellings, Sr.

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

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Giuseppe Luigi Marra - FEB 15, 2021

Giuseppe  Luigi Marra

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

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Patricia Durrence Murphy - FEB 14, 2021

Patricia Durrence Murphy

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

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Debra Ann Downing - FEB 14, 2021

Debra Ann Downing

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

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

Kinsley Olivia Knight

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

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Betty Griffin Patterson - FEB 14, 2021

Betty Griffin Patterson

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

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

Dr. Julian D. Kelly, Jr.

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

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John P. Szlasa - FEB 12, 2021

John P. Szlasa

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

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

Mario Jose de la Guardia

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

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Norman Miller Lack, II - FEB 11, 2021

Norman Miller Lack, II

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

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

Elizabeth Gaines Schroder

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

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

William Sibley

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

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

Julia Ellen McKenzie Workmon

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

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Fyrn Hendrix Clark - FEB 09, 2021

Fyrn Hendrix Clark

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

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Emily Andrews MAR 10, 1955 - FEB 09, 2021

Emily Andrews

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

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Ralph Paul Cetchovich - FEB 06, 2021

Ralph Paul Cetchovich

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

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Sinh Thach SEP 24, 1966 - FEB 06, 2021

Sinh Thach

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

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

Thomas Aloysius Brennan

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

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Dr. William Edward Richards - FEB 06, 2021

Dr. William Edward Richards

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

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

Charles Godfrey Opper, Jr.

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

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Louis John DiBenedetto - FEB 05, 2021

Louis John DiBenedetto

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

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

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

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

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

Elisabeth Anna Fraser Lipp

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

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Joan Daniel Pinholster - FEB 03, 2021

Joan Daniel Pinholster

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

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Mary Sullivan Curran - FEB 03, 2021

Mary Sullivan Curran

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

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

John Joseph Hegarty

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

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

Lewis Daniel Baxter

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

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- FEB 03, 2021

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

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

LTC. James H.

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

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

Alicia Hamrick Cowart

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

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

Catherine M. Lisicia

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

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

Joseph Charles White, Jr.

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

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Gary Glenn Parks - JAN 31, 2021

Gary Glenn Parks

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

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

Mr. Son Van Dang

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

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Matthew Robert Wallden - JAN 31, 2021

Matthew Robert Wallden

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

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Efren S. DeVega - JAN 30, 2021

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

Lee B. Knight, Jr.

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

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

George William Heintz, III

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

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

Delma Edward Smith

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

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Terry L. Hall - JAN 29, 2021

Terry L. Hall

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

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Barbara Armstrong Church - JAN 28, 2021

Barbara Armstrong Church

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

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Ingrid Pies El-Khalidi - JAN 28, 2021

Ingrid Pies El-Khalidi

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

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Christine Iannuzzi - JAN 27, 2021

Christine Iannuzzi

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

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

Helen DeVere Tarver

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

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David Guritz - JAN 26, 2021

David Guritz

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

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John Louis Baroni Jr. - JAN 26, 2021

John Louis Baroni Jr.

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

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Dr. Preston Russell - JAN 25, 2021

Dr. Preston Russell

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

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Kenneth D. Bronson - JAN 24, 2021

Kenneth D. Bronson

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

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John H. Doeg - JAN 23, 2021

John H. Doeg

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

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

Walter Emil Kessel, Jr.

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

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

Harry Wayne Holland

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

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Lorraine V. Warlick - JAN 22, 2021

Lorraine V. Warlick

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

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

Iris Pittman Jones

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

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Thelma Stanley Winter - JAN 21, 2021

Thelma Stanley Winter

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

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

Jerry Fair Findley

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

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Lynford B. Hadwin - JAN 19, 2021

Lynford B. Hadwin

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

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

Kate Prior Everitt

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

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

Gary Lee Boughner

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

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June Ford Beacham - JAN 18, 2021

June Ford Beacham

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

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

Lorraine G. Vickery

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

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Charles C. Taylor - JAN 18, 2021

Charles C. Taylor

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

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

Eleanor Torrey West

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

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

Opal R. Pitts

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

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John Stephen "Steve" Carlisle - JAN 16, 2021

John Stephen

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

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Michael Doyle DEC 21, 1948 - JAN 16, 2021

Michael Doyle

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

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Mitchell G. Rowe - JAN 15, 2021

Mitchell G. Rowe

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

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Virginia Baker Aliffi Castilian - JAN 15, 2021

Virginia Baker Aliffi Castilian

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

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

James Claude Vaughn

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

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Phillip J. Marson - JAN 15, 2021

Phillip J. Marson

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

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Juanita Lee Sanson - JAN 14, 2021

Juanita Lee Sanson

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

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

Deloss (Dee) Colson Freyermuth

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

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John Harold Mulherin III - JAN 13, 2021

John Harold Mulherin III

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

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

John Joseph Gedney

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

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Betty Davenport JAN 29, 1929 - JAN 12, 2021

Betty Davenport

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

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

Franklin David Parker

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

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Elizabeth Mercer Hammond - JAN 11, 2021

Elizabeth Mercer Hammond

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

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

Anne K. Pearsall

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

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

John W. Futral

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

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

Katheryn E. Walls

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

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Ruth Brigdon Ulmer - JAN 08, 2021

Ruth Brigdon Ulmer

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

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Dr. Steven W. Theis - JAN 08, 2021

Dr. Steven W. Theis

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

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Jan Hendry - JAN 08, 2021

Jan Hendry

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

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

Larry W. Thompson

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

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

Timothy James

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

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

Arlene O'Neill Wilhelm

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

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Margaret Strickland Davis - JAN 06, 2021

Margaret Strickland Davis

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

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

Mao Thi Nguyen

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

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

Fenton Alexander Ludtke

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

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

Madelaine Louise Buckalew Harkins

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

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Barbara Jean Gray Eure - JAN 06, 2021

Barbara Jean Gray Eure

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

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Virginia Caceras - JAN 04, 2021

Virginia Caceras

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

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

Jim R. Hamrick

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

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Sybil Louise Lincoln - JAN 03, 2021

Sybil Louise Lincoln

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

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Dennis Joseph Lales - JAN 02, 2021

Dennis Joseph Lales

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

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Richard Lane - JAN 02, 2021

Richard Lane

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

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

Jayce Theron Ramage, Jr.

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

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

Suzan Cary Welton

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

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Brenda Jean Grooms - JAN 02, 2021

Brenda Jean Grooms

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

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

John Diedrich Quante

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

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

Mircea S. Constantinescu, M.D.

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

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

Mary Sallie Plaspohl

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

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

Winifred Smith Alley

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

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

Anna Lou Garrison Hayden

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

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Dr. Ann Sinnott Considine - DEC 30, 2020

Dr. Ann Sinnott Considine

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

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Alvin Brown NOV 09, 1945 - DEC 30, 2020

Alvin Brown

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

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

David Arthur Bruyette

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

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John Charles Griffin, Jr. - DEC 29, 2020

John Charles Griffin, Jr.

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

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June Vietry - DEC 28, 2020

June Vietry

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

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Lillie Mae Elliott - DEC 27, 2020

Lillie Mae Elliott

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

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Alice Jo Giddens - DEC 27, 2020

Alice Jo Giddens

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

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

Nona Kunz Baechle

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

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Mark Mulherin - DEC 27, 2020

Mark Mulherin

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

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

Tuan Ngoc Ly


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

Roger Dale Banister

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

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

Jennifer Ann Nease Saldano

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

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Janice H. Johnson - DEC 24, 2020

Janice H. Johnson

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

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Edna Mae Garren Gillis - DEC 22, 2020

Edna Mae Garren Gillis

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

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

Allen B. Grant, Jr.

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

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Lee Hutchinson Ullman - DEC 21, 2020

Lee Hutchinson Ullman

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

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

Robert Charles McFalls

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

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

Thomas Robinson Myrick

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

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


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

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

Annie E. Owston

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

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

Jeanne Z. Smith

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

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

Charlotte E. Crake

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

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Dona Hamrick Brantley - DEC 18, 2020

Dona Hamrick Brantley

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

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Janice Sapp Castles - DEC 17, 2020

Janice Sapp Castles

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

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Nedra Sharpe Hendrix - DEC 16, 2020

Nedra Sharpe Hendrix

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

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

Donald P. Kipp

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

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Freida Harley Groover Dzielinski - DEC 15, 2020

Freida Harley Groover Dzielinski

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

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


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

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Cecil Knox Daniel, Jr. - DEC 14, 2020

Cecil Knox Daniel, Jr.

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

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

Lola E. MacCauley

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

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

W.H. (Bill) Lindner, Jr.

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

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

Rabun Lamar Jeffers

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

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

James J. (Jim) Broderick

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

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Clarence B. Higby - DEC 11, 2020

Clarence B. Higby

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

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Johnny Edenfield - DEC 11, 2020

Johnny Edenfield

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

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

Eric M. Olsen, Jr.

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

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

Dennis Roy Sukkestad

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

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

Marsha Elaine Lowe Hanton

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

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James "Papa" Theron Ellington - DEC 08, 2020


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

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Elaine K. Doak - DEC 07, 2020

Elaine K. Doak

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

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William Severn Fleming, Sr. - DEC 06, 2020

William Severn Fleming, Sr.

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

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Mary Coffey Dunn - DEC 06, 2020

Mary Coffey Dunn

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

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Dennis Lasik JUL 17, 1948 - DEC 06, 2020

Dennis Lasik

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

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


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

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Larry Vernon Walden - DEC 05, 2020

Larry Vernon Walden

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

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

John William Cook, Sr.

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

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Rochelle Brown Buttimer - DEC 03, 2020

Rochelle Brown Buttimer

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

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Mary Stubbs Tyson - DEC 03, 2020

Mary Stubbs Tyson

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

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Aniko Szentkiralyi - DEC 02, 2020

Aniko Szentkiralyi

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

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

William Wright Espy

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

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

John R.

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

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

Betty Lanier Tillman

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

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

Charles Scott Rogers

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

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

Annette Seiler Coyle

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

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Ronny L. Woods - NOV 28, 2020

Ronny L. Woods

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

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

Rita Jasura Haneline

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

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Shirley Parish Oelschig - NOV 26, 2020

Shirley Parish Oelschig

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

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

N. Carson Branan

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

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James A. Mohs - NOV 26, 2020

James A. Mohs

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

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

James Francis Poe

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

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Lau Thi Trinh Hoang - NOV 24, 2020

Lau Thi Trinh Hoang

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

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

Ralph S.

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

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

Ann Desbouillons Morgan Altman

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

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

Glorian Patricia Hiers

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

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

Myrle H.

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

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John Mark Campbell - NOV 23, 2020

John Mark Campbell

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

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Marco J. Polito - NOV 21, 2020

Marco J. Polito

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

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Emily Haynes Vinke - NOV 20, 2020

Emily Haynes Vinke

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

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

Joseph Wesley Daniel, III

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

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

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

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

Fred J. Kitchens, Jr.

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

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Brian L. Millhoff - NOV 17, 2020

Brian L. Millhoff

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

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Jerry Oostlander APR 03, 1952 - NOV 17, 2020

Jerry Oostlander

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

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

Gregory S.

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

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

Lawrence Edward Gaudry, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

Kenneth R.

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

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Lonnie Kessler Morgan - NOV 13, 2020

Lonnie Kessler Morgan

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

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James Stanley Waters - NOV 13, 2020

James Stanley Waters

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

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Kevin James Trainor - NOV 13, 2020

Kevin James Trainor

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

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

John Kent VanGuelpen

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

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Elizabeth S. Martin - NOV 11, 2020

Elizabeth S. Martin

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

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Thi Van Pham - NOV 10, 2020

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

Mrs. Andrew L. Mund, Jr.

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

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

Guy D. Randolph, Jr.

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

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

Patricia Martin Smith

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

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

Evelyn Bell Stafford Carter

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

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

Lewis Copeland Tate

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

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

Renay Elizabeth McClain

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

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Charles B. McGough - NOV 06, 2020

Charles B. McGough

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

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

Lewis Bradford Burgett

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

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

David G. Visser

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

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

Thomas David Williams

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

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

Mark Alan Case

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

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


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

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

Hillis Carroll Stivers

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

James G. Pearson


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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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