Frank V. McNair, 79
Mr. Frank V. McNair, 79, passed away early Friday morning, March 21, 2008, at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center in Dublin. The Tattnall County native had lived in Savannah for forty years before moving back to Collins in 1986. He was a US Army veteran serving in the Korean Conflict and was retired from Kemira as a millright. Mr. McNair was a member of Collins Baptist Church where he had been a deacon for 50 years and former Sunday School Teacher.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Vondell McNair of Collins; two sons and daughter - in - law, Danny McNair and Jerry and Margie McNair all of Savannah; two grandchildren, Sara and Rachel McNair of Savannah.
Pallbearers were David Harvey, Ray Harvey, Clyde Lynn, Kinyard (Pete) Jarriel, Hugh McNair, and Jack Boyett. Honorary pallbearers were Deacons of Collins Baptist Church, James Morris and Chester Powell.
Graveside services were held Sunday, March 23, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. at the Collins Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Steve Kimbrell officiating.
Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Sue Haynes Page, 79
Sue Haynes Page, 79, a native of McRoberts, Kentucky, and a long time resident of Tattnall County, Glennville, GA, passed away Wednesday, March 19, 2008, in Phenix City, Alabama.
She was an employee of Live Oak Migrant Education Agency and Tattnall County Board of Education, serving Glennville Middle School and Glennville Elementary School as Migrant Family Intervention Specialist. She attended Berea College and taught school in the Jenkins Independent School System until she married W.O. (Bill) Page of Wilson, NC. He was owner of a carnival, the Mighty Page Shows, later to be named Page Combined Show. Sue was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Queen Esther Chapter #1 in Louisville, KY. Sue was also a member of the Tampa Showmen’s Association, the Miami Showmen’s Association and the same organizations in New York and Chicago. She was a member of the Glennville United Methodist Church and “until she went back to school” was a member of the Sunshine Group and the Susannah Wesley Circle. Until her doctors curtailed her nighttime activities the Tuesday night Bible Study was the joy of her life. She was an author and a writer. For many years she wrote a column “Sue’s Say So” in the Glennville Sentinel. She was also a member of the Garden Club until she returned to the school system. She was a Kentucky Colonel, commissioned by Governor A.J. May. This is the highest honor awarded by the State of Kentucky. She received another appointment by Governor Brereton C. Jones in 1993. Many friends who survive her will remember she always said, “Friends are quiet angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.”
Survivors include daughter and son - in - law, Kathy and John Harrell of Phenix City, AL; step - daughters, Lela Belle Langley and Gwen Boykin of Wilson, NC; brother and sister - in - law, Paul and Ellen Haynes of Tarpon Springs, FL; granddaughters, Tracey Butler, Beth Phillips and Jaime Phillips; special grandsons, Shawn Blakeney and Joseph Thornton; great granddaughters, Alyssa Park, Mackenzie Thornton and Nevaeh Hunter; great grandsons, Jacobie Hunter and Ryan Thomas; one niece and several nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 22, 2008, from the chapel of Brannen - Kennedy Funeral Home with Reverend Vance Riggins and Dr. Richard Cabbage officiating. Burial followed in Glennville Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Carol Sapp, Donnie Epperson, John Grimes, John Melton Carter, Rufus Moody and Tony Caraway.
Brannen - Kennedy Funeral Home, Glennville Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.
Jeffery (Jeff) Leonard Powell, 33
Mr. Jeffery (Jeff) Leonard Powell, 33, of Lyons, died March 17, 2008, in a tragic accident while traveling in Tennessee. Jeff was a native of Candler County living his entire life in Toombs County. He was a truck driver for DOT Foods for the past ten years and was a farmer and an avid outdoorsman and a member of the Jaycees.
He is survived by his father and mother, Leonard Powell Jr. and Mozelle C. Powell; three sisters, Becky and David Dreggors, Candace and Fred Brown and Tina Powell; a special friend, Nikki McCall; four nephews, Matt Brown, Will Anderson, Sam Dreggors and Jarrett Powell; two nieces, Sara Dreggors and Hayley Whitley.
Funeral services were held Saturday, March 22, 2008, from the chapel of Murchison Funeral Home with Reverend Glen Russell officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Moriah Cemetery near Lyons.
Pallbearers were Wes Miller, Wesley Partin, Jessie Sharpe, Kenton Frost, Michael Clark and Jamie Beasley.
Murchison Funeral Home of Vidalia was in charge of the arrangements.
Margaret B. Anderson Powell, 84
Mrs. Margaret B. Anderson Powell, 84, passed away Sunday evening at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Facility in Statesboro.
The Tattnall County native had lived in Reidsville all of her life. She was a homemaker and had been an active member of the Reidsville Parade Committee for many years. She was a loving mother and a member of the Reidsville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Bennett Anderson and Jan Powell.
She is survived by four daughters and sons - in - law, Linda and Larry Kingery of Reidsville, Shirley Smiley of Waynesboro, Becky and Ronnie Dasher of Manassas, Sharon and Bobby Knight of Statesboro; three sons and daughters - in - law, Larry and Glenda Anderson of Dalton, Johnny and Phyllis Anderson of Claxton, Eddie and Phyllis Anderson of Reidsville; a sister, Bertie Ruth Boykin of Rome; 18 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren and two nieces.
Pallbearers were Darien Renfroe, Roman Dasher, Scott Kingery, Ben Anderson, Joey Smiley, Derek Anderson, John Anderson, and Rick Anderson.
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, March 26, 2008, at Reidsville Baptist Church with Rev. Joe Eason, Rev. Steve Miller and Rev. Sterling Bargeron officiating. Internment followed in the Reidsville City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to: Reidsville Baptist Church Keyboard Fund, PO Box 181 Reidsville, GA 30453.
Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ruby Lee Tucker, 71
Ruby Lee Tucker, 71, died Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at Evans Memorial Hospital. The Tattnall County native had lived in this area all of her life and was a member of Watermelon Creek Baptist Church. She had been a resident of Glenvue Nursing Home for 30 years.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Tommy and Dollie Tucker. She is survived by a niece, Mary Faye Craft of Glennville and several other nieces and nephews; an aunt and uncle, Earl and Jimmie Simmons, and other relatives also survive.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, March 27, 2008, at Watermelon Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Steve Miller and Danny Lynn officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Drew Thomas, Heath Brown, Kameron Tatum, Ronnie Thomas, David Brazel.
Brannen - Kennedy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
June Carolyn Waters Davis, 88
June Carolyn Waters Davis, 88, died Friday, March 14, 2008, at Evans Memorial Hospital. The Tattnall County native had lived in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, most of her life where she worked for Tropical Press as a bookbinder for 40 years. She moved back to Glennville about two years ago and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include sons and daughter - in - law, Steve E. Davis of Glennville and Robert J. and Paula Davis of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; brother, Oliver Waters of Glennville; grandchildren, Karon Davis, Brian Davis, Nicole Davis, Timothy Davis; three great grandchildren, Chase, Corie and Nicolas.
Visitation will begin at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, March 21, 2008, at Brannen - Kennedy Funeral Home in Glennville. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2008, from the chapel of Brannen - Kennedy Funeral Home with Reverend Jeff Brazell officiating. Burial will follow in Glennville City Cemetery.
Brannen - Kennedy Funeral Home, Glennville Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
John F. Dryden, 77
Mr. John F. Dryden, 77, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2008, at Ogeechee Area Hospice in Statesboro. He was born in Louisville, KY, and had a long career in the military, having served ten years in the U. S. Navy, and 19 years in the U. S. Army. Following retirement, he worked for the Department of Corrections for ten years.
He was serving in the Navy at the time of the Berlin Airlift, and was in one of the two naval squadrons that supplied all of the necessities of life by air for the huge city of Berlin for over a year when access to the city was denied by the Soviets. Another short tour in Germany in 1952 was followed by a tour of sea duty. Dryden was discharged from the Navy in 1957 as a petty officer first class (E6). Dryden then enlisted in the U. S. Army as a private in 1960, at the age of 30. He went to Oxford, MS, to assist the first African American student to matriculate at the University of Mississippi. In ’62 he was accepted by Special Forces, and a full year later, qualified as a Special Forces Medic. Graduation in ’63 saw him back in Germany again in the 10th Group at Bad Tolz, but by the middle of ’66, things were heating up in Vietnam and just about everybody in Bad Tolz volunteered to go there. Dryden extended his tour in Vietnam and after spending Christmas ’67 at home, he returned to Vietnam just in time for the ’68 Tet Offensive. His new job was Senior SF Medic in IV Corps. The VC B40 rockets blew his dispensary and medical warehouse into one of the grandest fireworks displays ever recorded. The assault was met with ferocious resistance, and, as the only medic remaining on the battlefield, he immediately set to work. For this he was awarded the Silver Star.
A tour of recruiting duty in Paducah, KY, followed Vietnam. He then became senior SF Medic in Special Forces Detachment, Europe, again in Bad Tolz. This was followed by his last five years in the Army as First Sergeant of a leg medical company at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, where he met his beautiful wife, Vivian.
John moved to Reidsville ten years ago. He was a member of the VFW Post 7764 where he is the post commander, Reidsville Lions Club, Rising Sun Lodge #32, Alee Temple, Tattnall County Shrine Club, Scottish Rites, Reidsville Book Club and the Reidsville United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Vivian Dryden; daughter and son - in - law, Sonja and Roger Faust of Statesboro; four sons and daughters - in - law, John F. Dryden III of Augusta, Michael and Sheree Osterman of Pembroke, Ed and Karen Osterman of Savannah, Steve Osterman of Pembroke; 13 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral Services were conducted Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at 1:00 p.m., at the Reidsville United Methodist Church, with the Reverend Marshall Singletary and the Reverend Marc Foster officiating. Interment followed in the Reidsville City Cemetery with full Military and Masonic Rites.
Pallbearers were U.S. Army Honor Guard. Honorary pallbearers were VFW Post # 7764 Members and Ladies Auxiliary, Reidsville Lions Club and Reidsville Book Club.
Memorials may be given to: VFW National Home for Children, 3573 S Waverly Road, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827; or Masonic Home of Georgia, PO Box 56601, Macon, GA 31294; or Shriners Children Hospital, c/o Alee Shriners, PO Box 14147, Savannah, GA 31416.
Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Leroy Hagan, 93
Mr. Leroy Hagan was born on February 18, 1915, to the late Harmon and Effie Hagan in Evans County, GA. He departed this life on March 13, 2008, at the Glenvue Nursing Home in Glennville, GA. He was a devoted father and loving husband. He was educated in the elementary school in Evans County. He was one of the Pioneer Farmers in Evans and Tattnall Counties. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, where he served faithfully until his health declined.
He was preceded in death by three wives, Edna Kate (Slaughter) Hagan, Geneva (Smith) Hagan, and Willie Mae (Brown) Hagan; three sons and one daughter, Solomon, Troy, Hope and Rochelle Hagan; two sisters, Dorothy Jackson and Nina Bell Brewton.
He leaves to cherish his memories, five daughters, Maybell (James) Forrest, Rosetta (Duvaughn) Nunnally, Edna Pearl (Mack) Hall, Gail (Wayne) Grant, and Ilene (James) King; two sons, Grady (Dean) Hagan and Early (Kathy) Hagan; five sisters, Leola Short, Ida Mae Hagan, Cleo Fluella, Ethel Hicks and Mary (Waldo) Surrency; two brothers, Felton and Gurney Hagan; former daughters - in - law, Alfreda Hagan and Carol Lee Hagan; eight step - children, June Helen Clark, Freddie Mae Lewis, Leila Brook, Mary L. Mackey, Norman, Ernest, Alphonse and John Brown; one sister - in - law, Maggie Harper and one brother - in - law, Eugene (Chaney) Slaughter; 35 grandchildren; 58 great grandchildren; a number of great great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, family members and friends.
Visitation will be Friday, March 21, 2008, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wake service will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be Saturday, March 22, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at Historic Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church in Claxton, GA. Dr. L.P. McNeal officiating. Interment will follow in the Eureka Cemetery in Hagan, GA.
You may sign the guest book online@ www.kingbrothersfh.com.
Professional service entrusted to King and Sons Funeral Home of Glennville.
Loreta Collins Hemphill, 81
Loreta Collins Hemphill, 81, died Monday, March 17, 2008, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center. The Tattnall County native had lived in Metter since 1960 moving from Savannah. She retired from the Candler County Board of Education. Loreta was a member of Metter First Baptist Church, the Esther Sunday School Class and a former member of the choir. She was president of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary and was loved by everyone. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elton Hemphill.
She is survived by three sons and daughters - in - law, Eric and Shelly Hemphill of Reidsville, Everett and Donna Hemphill of Byron and Brett Hemphill of Atlanta; a brother, Ronnie Collins of Cobbtown; four sisters, Yvonne Fulford of Guyton, Faye Reese of Augusta, Ramona Lynn of Savannah and Virginia Hughes of Jacksonville, FL; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 20, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. at the Metter First Baptist Church with Reverend Fred Pifer officiating. Burial will follow in the Lake Cemetery. The body will lie in state one hour prior to funeral time. Visitation will be Wednesday, March 19, 2008, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Chris Lomakis, Whitny Hemphill, Wesley Wright, Frank Jackson, Ray Tootle and Jimmy Wilcox. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Esther Sunday School Class.
Remembrances may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 66, Pulaski, GA, 30451.
Kennedy Funeral Home, Hooks Chapel, Metter, is in charge of the arrangements.
Fannie Dasher Holland, 83
Fannie Dasher Holland, 83, passed away Thursday, March 13, 2008, at her residence under the care of Pearls of Life Hospice after a short battle with cancer. She was born March 23, 1924, in Tattnall County to Mark and Mattie Dasher. She graduated from Draughons Business College in Albany and was employed by The Glennville Bank, Ft. Stewart, Fort Gordon and in her father’s grocery store in Glennville. She retired after many years and became a homemaker. When living in Doerun, GA, she worked with the Girl’s Auxillary and Vacation Bible School of the First Baptist Church. She was a member of Glennville First Baptist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years and was a member of the Amanda DeLoach Sunday school class. She was preceded in death by her husband of 53 years, Smith E. Holland; parents, Mark and Mattie Dasher; brothers, Vernon and Remer Dasher and sister, Katie Dasher Rushing.
She is survived by her daughter and son - in - law, Jan and Dayton Calhoun of Hogansville, GA; sons and daughters - in - law, Billy and Glenda Holland of Pigeon Forge, TN, David and Lesa Holland and R. Mike Holland, all of Reidsville; sisters, Dean King of Moultrie and Ann Norburg of Savannah; brother, Thurmon Dasher of Reidsville; 10 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, one great great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sunday, March 16, 2008, at Glennville First Baptist Church with Reverend Rick Brown officiating. Burial followed in Battle Creek Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jimmy King, Mark Dasher, Eddie Dasher, Jeffery Dasher, Vernon Dasher and Reggie Ray.
Brannen - Kennedy Funeral Home of Glennville was in charge of the arrangements.