Ruby P. Anderson, 90
Mrs. Ruby P. Anderson, 90, passed away late Tuesday night, September 16, 2008, at the Evans Memorial Hospital. The Tattnall County native had lived in Reidsville all of her life. She and her husband owned and operated Ruby’s Restaurant for 46 years. She was famous for her cooking and especially her apple tarts. She drove the school bus for Pinewood Christian Academy for many years. Mrs. Ruby was a member of Reidsville United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Mr. Northern Anderson; her parents, Zeb and Edna Parker; sisters, Annie Pearl McCumber and Beulah Driggers Howard; brothers, Bennie, Willie, Z.V. and Grady Parker.
She is survived by her daughter, Gale Anderson of Reidsville; two sons, Phil and Dale Anderson, both of Reidsville; a sister, Helen P. Harrelson of Pooler; a granddaughter, Kera Anderson of Statesboro.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Howard, Jerry Dean McCumber, Tommy Harrelson, Northern Anderson Jr., Eddie Anderson, and Wayman Parker.
Funeral services were held on Friday, September 19, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. from the Chapel of Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home with Rev. Sterling Bargeron and Rev. Marc Foster officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to: the Mount Carmel Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 1518, Reidsville, GA 30453 or Reidsville United Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 218, Reidsville, GA 30453.
Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Geneva Brown Denmark, 93
Mrs. Geneva Brown Denmark, 93, died Saturday, September 20, 2008, at the Candler County Hospital. She was the daughter of the late W.L. Brown Sr. and Tera Mercer Brown. She was born in Tattnall County and moved back to Cobbtown 22 years ago, after living in Statesboro for many years. She attended Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville, and retired from the Bulloch County Board of Education as a dietician. Mrs. Denmark was a member of the Cobbtown Baptist Church and the Adult Ladies Sunday School Class.
She is survived by her daughter, Faye Parker of Cobbtown; two grandchildren, Phillip Parker of Cobbtown and Phyllis McKeever of St. Cloud, FL; two great grandchildren, James Phillip Parker of Cobbtown and Samantha Martinez of Glennville; two great - great grandchildren, Zoey Parker and Shawn Martinez; six nieces and nephews, Judy Westbrook, Andy Perkins, David Perkins, Randy Lanier, Larry Lanier and Bootsie Swicord.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Kennedy Funeral Homes, Cobbtown Chapel, with Rev. K.C. Seabury officiating. Burial followed in the Sunlight Cemetery. Pallbearers were Billy Phillips, Keith Harvey, Larry Dean Collins, Andy Perkins, David Perkins and Buddy Collins. Remembrances may be made to the Cobbtown Baptist Church Building Fund, POB 176, Cobbtown, GA 30420.
Kennedy Funeral Homes, Cobbtown Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.
Marie S. Dreggors, 70
Marie S. Dreggors, slipped quietly into the arms of the Lord on Friday, September 19, 2008, at her residence, under the care of her family and Ogeechee Area Hospice. She was born September 16, 1938, in Seoul, Korea, and was a resident of U.S. since 1962. She was employed with Avon as a sales representative for many years, and loved to travel with her husband and work in her flower garden. She was a member of Glennville First Baptist Church, Joy Sunday School class and The Keenagers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Sung Gong Oh and Won Kil Choi and brothers, Won IL Oh and Woo IL Oh.
She is survived by her husband, Willkie Dreggors of Glennville; son and daughter - in - law, David and Becky Dreggors of Lyons; brother, Byoung Sun Oh of Seoul, Korea; sisters, Jung IL Oh and Soon IL Oh, both of Seoul, Korea; grandchildren, Sara and Samuel Dreggors, Will Anderson and Hayley Whitley.
Funeral services were held on Monday, September 22, 2008, from the Chapel of Brannen - Kenndy Funeral Home in Glennville, with Reverend Bill Eller officiating.
Remembrances may be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30458 or Glennville First Baptist Church Renovation Fund, 321 W. Barnard St., Glennville, GA 30427 or the American Cancer Society, c/o Jeanette DeLoach, P.O. Box 188, Reidsville, GA 30453.
Brannen - Kennedy Funeral Home of Glennville was in charge of the arrangements.
Marlon C. Burns, 46
Marlon C. Burns, 46, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 31, 2008, at Yale - New Haven Hospital in Connecticut.
He was born to the late Catherine (Bryant) Burns on January 24, 1962 in New Rochelle, New York. He received his formal education in Burlington Township, New Jersey, Somerset, MA, Lombard, Illinois, and graduated from Dartmouth High School in 1980. He went on to Providence College where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. He received Christ at an early age and was baptized at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Burlington, NJ.
He married Laurie Costa on February 12, 1988. They were blessed with three lovely daughters. Marlon worked for Spencer Technology in Worcester, MA as a database manager until his untimely passing.
He leaves to mourn Laurie, Shannon, Amber and Katelyn Burns of Fall River, MA; his companion, Renee Acri and two daughters, Marnay Summer Acri - Burns and Catherine Rose Acri - Burns all of Worcester, MA; his father, Joel E. Burns; his step - mother, Donna of Dartmouth, MA; two brothers, Edward A. Mosley of New Bedford, MA and Bobby Norward of Pennsylvania; his maternal grandmother, Savannah Mae Simmons of Collins, GA, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, friends and relatives.
Funeral services were held Friday, September 5, 2008, at Union Baptist Church in New Bedford, MA, with Reverend Steven E. Taylor officiating.
Margaret Calloway Eason, 88
Margaret Calloway Eason, 88, the Eason Family Matriarch, passed away peacefully at her residence, September 11, 2008, after a long illness.
She was preceded in death by her husband, A.D. Eason, and her children, Hinton Loy Eason, Kathryn E. Sikes, A.D. Eason Jr., and James Carroll Eason.
Mrs. Eason was a homemaker whose greatest pleasure was seeing her family at her table. For 70 years, she made her home in the Undine Community and lovingly raised 14 children and many grandchildren who were placed in her care. Mama will be missed greatly by all of her family and friends. She was a long - time active member of Eason’s Chapel Methodist Church.
She is survived by her children, Judy Eason Wise of Claxton, Gerald “Jerry” and Johnnie Eason of Savannah, Linda and Charles Sikes of Collins, George “Bucky” and Connie Eason of Lizella, Julia and Jay Wildes of Hillview, Gayle and Donald Thagard of Ellijay, C. Paul and Linda Eason of Vidalia, Martha Jo and Mark Davis of Sioux Falls, SD, Tim and Teresa Eason of Claxton, Mark and Jane Eason of Athens and Ellen and Time Moncrief of Bogart; her sister and brother - in - law, Zelna and Otis Collins of Collins and her sister - in - law, Verna Calloway of Villa Rica; also by numerous grandchildren, great - grandchildren, great - great - grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 15, 2008, at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home Chapel with burial following in the Eason Family Cemetery.
Remembrances may be made to the Eason’s Chapel Methodist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 753, Claxton, GA 30417.
Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home in Claxton was in charge of the arrangements.
Clarence C. Green, 77
Clarence C. Green, 77, died Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at his home. He was born in Tattnall County and lived in Savannah for many years before moving back to Collins in1984. He was a retired mechanic from the Georgia Dept. of
Transportation and a member of the Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Church. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, who also loved his dog Mitzi. He was an outdoorsman, who loved to deer hunt with dogs, fish, and work in his garden.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Rhiner Green of Collins; three sons, Larry and Donald Green of Collins and Coy Green of Ellabell; two daughters, Debra McCullough of Ellabell and Cathy Findley of Richmond Hill; four sisters,
Sydney Williams and Willie Mae Wills, both of Cobbtown, Dorothy Collins and Eunice Powell, both of Collins; eight grandchildren, and many great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 13, 2008, at Kennedy Funeral Homes, Cobbtown Chapel with Elder Steve Taylor officiating. Burial followed in the Cedar Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Rick Coley, Wesley Coley, Brett Coley, Danny Collins, Monte Collins and Curtis Rhiner.
Kennedy Funeral Homes, Cobbtown Chapel, was in charge of the services.
Edwin “Rock” Padgett, 64
Edwin “Rock” Padgett, 64, of Eastman, died Friday, September 12, 2008, in FairView Park Hospital.
He was a native of Tattnall County, had lived in Dodge County for the past 30 years, was a retired truck driver, a Baptist and son of the late Alma Martin Padgett and Doy Padgett.
He is survived by his wife, Regina Phagan Padgett of Eastman; son and daughter - in - law, Chris and Tanya Padgett; two daughters and a son - in - law, Donna Sue and Mack Morgan and Jan Conley, all of Eastman; three sisters, Jacquline Oliver of Vidalia, Joyce Padgett and Gloria Padgett, both of Reidsville; two brothers, Jerry Padgett of Reidsville and Johnny Padgett of Eden; nine grandchildren, Hunter, Kinsley, Tonya, Tyler, Brandy, Jennifer, Derek, Benton and Chris; three great - grandchildren, Aniston, Jacob and Railey, who was born on September 12, the day of Ed’s passing.
Funeral services were held Monday, September 15, in Stokes - Southerland Funeral Chapel, with Reverend Toby Skrine and Reverend Tommy Thomas officiating, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Ms. Patricia Williams was pianist for the funeral service.
Pallbearers were C.B. Branch, Mike Clark, Gary Lowery, Leonard Miller, Daniel Pittman and Rocky Wingo. Honorary pallbearers were Norman Bonds, Burl Drury, Wayne Edge, Leonard Giddens, David Oxley, Wallace Padgett, J.J. White and Warren Southerland Jr.
Stokes - Southerland Funeral Home in Eastman, GA was in charge of the arrangements.
Raiford J. Kicklighter, 76
Raiford J. Kicklighter, 76, died Monday, September 15, 2008, under the care of Pearls of Life Hospice. The Tattnall County native had lived in this area all of his life. He was retired from the Tattnall County Board of Educatoin Maintenance Department and was a member of Beards Creek Primitive Baptist Church, where he served as Custodian for many years.
He is survived by his sisters and brother - in - law, Gwen Speir and Kathleen and Noah Kirkland, all of Glennville and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 18, 2008, at 11 a.m. at Beards Creek Primitive Baptist Church with Elder David Summerford officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Donnie Jones, Chris Stanfield, Jimmy Anderson, Timmy Stanfield, Dannis Smith and Anthony Kicklighter.
Brannen - Kennedy Funeral Home, Glennville Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.
Nancy Monroe, 55
Mrs. Nancy Monroe, 55, of Glennville, passed away Wednesday, September 17, 2008, at the Hospice House of Savannah, GA, after an extended illness. She was a native of Tattnall County and had lived in Florida for many years.
She is survived by her husband, Norman Monroe of Glennville; one daughter, Shatiki Mosley of Glennville; one son, Rosevelt Wright of Ft. Stewart; six stepchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Loretta Brown of Reidsville, Mrs. Annie M. Ford and Lucille Grimes, both of Glennville; five brothers, Henry L. Thomas, Leroy Thomas and William Grimes, all of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Joe Louis Grimes of Utica, NY and Oscar L. Grimes of Glennville, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 23, 2008, at the First African Baptist Church in Glennville. A private burial was held later.
King and Sons Funeral Home of Glennville, GA was in charge of the arrangements.
Julia Ontiveros, 60
Julia Ontiveros, 60, died Thursday September 18, 2008, in Statesboro. The native of Mexico lived several years in McAllen, TX, before moving to the Bulloch county area. Julia was a member of the St. Matthew Parish. She loved cooking for her family and her most enjoyable time was having her children and grandchildren in her home on Sundays.
Survivors: husband, Gilberto Ontiveros of Statesboro; children, Nora (Jose) Juarez of Metter, Ricardo (Yolanda) Ontiveros, Juan (Vernocia) Ontiveros, Luis (Leticia) Ontiveros, all of Statesboro; brothers, Virginio Duenez and Alejandro Camacho; sisters, Apolonia Borrego and Graciela Guerrero, and12 grandchildren.
Rosary services were held Saturday at the funeral home, and the funeral mass was held Sunday, September 21 at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Statesboro.
Kennedy - Morgan - Brannen Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.