IRWIN COUNTY - Leonard Davis, 93, died Oct. 13, at Life Care Center, Fitzgerald.
He had lived in Irwin County most of his life and was a former Board Member of the Irwin County Hospital Authority. He attended Frank Primitive Baptist Church, was a retired farmer and the widower of Lillian Ewing Davis.
SURVIVORS: two daughters, Marsha Pedrick of Hinesville and Marjorie Childre of Albany; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 2 p.m. in Whitley Cemetery, Irwin County.
The Paulk Funeral Home.
Gregory M. Fotia
HILTON HEAD ISLAND - Gregory Michael Fotia, 11, died Oct. 13 at home.
SURVIVORS: his parents, Frank X. III and Rosie Molinaro Fotia; a brother, Frankie; maternal grandparents, Constantino and Teresa Molinaro of Carbondale, Pa.; and paternal grandparents, Frank X. Fotia II of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and Joanne Fotia of Sun City, Hilton Head.
VISITATION: 5-7 p.m. today at The Island Funeral Home.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: 2 p.m. Monday at St. Francis by the Sea Catholic Church.
REMEMBRANCES: Children's Relief Fund, 14 Wedgefield Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926.
John H. Gardner
HILTON HEAD ISLAND - John H. Gardner, 71, died Oct. 13 at Memorial Health University Medical Center.
He was a native of Dublin and a longtime resident of Savannah before moving to Hilton Head 12 years ago. He was a former member of Church of Christ and owned and operated John Gardner Construction Company.
SURVIVORS: his wife, Patricia F. Gardner of Callawassie Island; two sons, Terry L. Gardner of Orlando, Fla., and Robert E. Gardner of Savannah; two stepdaughters, Kathleen Clark of Trumbull, Conn., and Jennifer Powers of Charlottesville, Va.; three step-sons, Richard Meahan of Millford, Conn., Michael Meahan and Kenneth Meahan, both of Norwalk, Conn.; three grandchildren, 13 stepgrandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.
VISITATION: 6-8 p.m. today and Monday at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, Savannah.
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Tuesday at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel, burial in Newton Cemetery.
Alma C. Stanfield
Alma C. Stanfield, 86, died Thursday, Aug. 1, at Wayne Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. The Pierce Co. native had lived in Wayne Co. most of her life. She was a member of the Unity Church of God and a former employee of Knights Drug Store and Waynline, Inc. Survivors: son and daughter-in-law, Durwood and Elouise M. Stanfield of Jesup; brother, Eugene Cox of Waynesboro; sisters, B. J. Chancey of Savannah and Pat Jiles of Rincon; grandchildren, Alisha Hendricks of Atkinson, Wesley Stanfield of Odum, and Pat Stanfield of Jesup; six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Visitation: 6:00-9:00 p. m. Friday, Aug. 2, from the funeral home. Funeral Services: 11:00 a. m. Saturday, Aug. 3, from the Rinehart & Sons Chapel with Rev. Harris B. Nix officiating. Burial: Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home
Funeral services for Mr. Frank Norman will be held at 3:30 p. m. Saturday, Aug. 3, in Williams & Williams Chapel. Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery. Williams & Williams Funeral Home
Grays Hill, SC - Catherine "Sister Girl" Milton, 76, widow of Paul Milton, died July 24. Survivors: four daughters, four sons, two adopted daughters, one adopted sister, grandchildren, great-grandchildren. Funeral: 2:00 p. m. Aug. 3, at 2nd Grays Hill Baptist Church. Burial: Beaufort Memorial Gardens. Marshels Wright Donaldson Home For Funerals
Robert Lonell Maddox
Wrightsville - Services for Robert Lonell Maddox, 77, will be held Friday at 11:00 a. m. at the First Christian Church, with burial to follow in Westview Cemetery; Pastor Don Swingle will officiate. Born in Johnson county, Georgia, he was the son of the late Lonnie and Lullie Logan Maddox. He was a veteran of World War II, having served with the United States Army. He was a member of the First Christian Church and was retired from Riner Radiator & Battery. Mr. Maddox passed away late Tuesday night in an Augusta hospital. Survivors: wife, Zelma Maddox of Wrightsville; daughters, Yvonne M. McCaskill of Sandersville and Robin M. McCorkle of Hinesville; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. The family asks that anyone who desires may make contributions in memory of Mr. Maddox to the First Christian Church, P. O. Box 228, Wrightsville, GA 31096. Pallbearers will be John Dean McCaskill, Jr., Carey McCaskill, David Maddox, Donald Waller, and Reese McCorkle. Stanley Funeral Home Wrightsville Savannah Morning News, August 2, 2002
Julia Mae Phillips
Funeral services for Mrs. Julia Mae Phillips will be held at 1:00 p. m., Aug. 3, at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church, Burroughs and 31st St., with Rev. Shannon ONeal Smith, Pastor, & Rev. Glasper Nero officiating. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery. The remains will be place in state at the Church 11:00 a. m. Saturday. Williams & Williams Funeral Home
John W. Edwards
Ellabell - Mr. John W. (Bub) Edwards, 87, die Aug. 1, at home under the care of Ogeechee Hospice. Mr. Edwards was a native of Bryan County. He served in the U. S. Marines for four years and served in the U. S. Navy during WWII. He was a member of the Ellabell United Methodist Church and the American Legion Post #164. Survivors: his wife of 62 years, Olive Lewis Edwards of Ellabell; son and daughter-in-law, William and Emily Edwards of Pembroke; daughters and son-in-law, Janet Strickland of Claxton, Mabel Ansley of Pembroke, and Perry and Marie Bacon of Pembroke; grandchildren, Michael Ansley, Carol Miller, Steve Strickland, Melissa DeLoach, Glenn Bacon, Jeanne Strickland, Bill Edwards, and Betsy Futch; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mattie Bell Davis of Coral Gables, FL, Lois McManus of Orlando, FL, and Bessie Mae Brewton of Pembroke. Visitation: 6:00-9:00 p. m. Friday at the funeral home. Funeral Service: 11:00 a. m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Morrison Memorial Chapel. Burial: Ellabell Methodist church cemetery with Rev. Andy Brownley and Don Combs officiating. Pallbearers: Grandsons. Honorary Pallbearers: Granddaughters and great-grandchildren. Remembrances: Ellabell United Methodist Church, 3079 Hwy. 204 Ellabell, GA 31308 or Ogeechee Area Hospice, P. O. Box 531, Statesboro, GA 30458. Morrison Funeral Home
Ernest Polite "Lil E, " 18, died July 26 at Memorial Medical Center. He was a native of Savannah and lived all of his life here. Survivors: mother, Rena Mae Bird Polite; father, Ernest Brown; brothers, Pierre Bird, Charles Polite, and Ashley Polite; sisters. Charmain Powell, Angel Polite, and Sparkle Polite, all of Savannah. Funeral: 11:00 a. m., Saturday, August 3, from the Chapel of Sidney A. Jones Funeral Home. Burial: Laurel Grove Cemetery. Sidney A. Jones Funeral Home Savannah Morning News, August 2, 2002
Lillie Mae Ladson
Funeral services for Mrs. Lillie Mae Ladson will be at 11:00 a. m. Friday, Aug. 2, from Young Zion Baptist Church. Burial: Greenwich Cemetery. Sidney A. Jones Funeral Home Savannah Morning News, August 2, 2002
Ann E. Street
Hinesville - Ann E. Street, 89, died Wednesday, July 31, at Hospice Savannah after a long illness. She was a native of Cincinnati, OH and lived the past 50 years in Hinesville. She was retired from the Fort Stewart Post Exchange. She was a charter member of St. Stephen Catholic Church. Survivors: sons, Joe Street of Barnesville and David Street of Biloxi, MS; sisters, Dorie Lanahan of Afton, VA and Margaret Clemens of Amherst, VA; two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Visitation: 6:00-8:00 p. m. Friday, Aug. 2, and a Wake service at 7:30 p. m. at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel. Funeral Mass: 11:00 a. m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at St. Stephen Catholic Church. Burial: Hinesville Cemetery. Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel
Louise Hills, 49, died Monday, July 29, at St. Josephs Hospital. She was a native of Bryan County and lived in Chatham County many years. She was a 1971 graduate of Pembroke High School. She was a member of Gods Little Mission First Christ Holiness Church in Brooklet. Survivors: sons, Randy H. Hills and Clay Williams, both of Savannah; parents, Bishop Louis and Mrs. Rachel Hills of Pembroke; sisters, Irma J. Hills of Pembroke and Linda Gail Walker of Stilson; brothers, Cedric L. Hills, Vernon Hills, and Shelton D. Hills, all of Pembroke; Spiritual Sisters, Evangelist W. B. Jefferson of Savannah; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives. Visitation: 6:00-8:00 p. m., Friday, at Gods Little Mission First Christ Holiness Church, Highway 80 West (Arcola Community), Bishop Louis Hill, Pastor. Funeral: 1:00 p. m., Saturday, Aug. 3, at Owens Temple First Christ Holiness Church at 4011 Rockdale Street in Savannah, with Elder R. L. Davis, Pastor, Evangelist W. B. Jefferson, Assistant Pastor, and Bishop Bennie Bacon officiating. Burial: Mill Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Ellabell. Williams & Williams Funeral Home Savannah Morning News, August 2, 2002
Peter L. Corley
Sylvania - Peter L. Corley, 72, died Monday, July 29. Survivors: daughters, Clentonia, Roshawn, Pamela; sons, Clenton, Phillip, Randall; sisters, Rosa, Alma, Hazel, Berdell, and Mattie; and son, Bennie. Visitation: 12:00 p. m. Friday until 9:30 a. m. Saturday, at Leo Zeiglers Funeral Home. Funeral: 12:00 p. m. Saturday, Aug. 3, Asbury A. M.E. Church. Burial: Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery, Ellabell.
Jessie Lee Marshall
Mr. Jessie Lee Marshall, 43, died Saturday night. Survivors: daughter, Felicia; sisters, Gloria, Patricia, Diane, Vickie; brothers, Larry, James, Billy, Frederick, and Andrew. Visitation: 8:00-9:00 p. m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral: 2:30 p. m. Saturday, in the Robena Raymond Memorial Chapel at the Craig R. Tremble & Sons Funeral Home. Burial: Eastside Cemetery.
Lela Bell Shavers
Jacksonville, FL - Lela Bell Shavers, 65, native of Bulloch County, died on Sunday. Survivors: husband, Wilbert; and many other relatives. Visitation: 6:30-7:30 p. m. Friday, at the funeral home. Funeral: 11:00 a. m. Saturday, in the Robena Raymond Memorial Chapel at the Craig R. Tremble & Sons Funeral Home. Burial: Bessenger Tabernacle Baptist Church in Register.
Russell R. Henry
Rincon - Mr. Russell R. Henry, 73, entered into rest Wednesday, July 31, at the Effingham County Hospital. Mr. Henry was a native of Chicago, IL and lived in Rincon since 1995. He was a Regional Sales Manager with Interlake Material Handling. He was a U. S. Army Veteran and attended the Richmond Hill United Methodist Church. Survivors: son, Randy Henry of San Antonio, TX; daughters and son-in-law, Laura and Henry Bellavigna of Richmond Hill and Gail Oberg of Savannah; grandchildren, Matthew and Ashley Bellavigna, both of Richmond Hill, Kristen Oberg of Meriden, CT, and Alison Oberg of Hanover Park, IL; great-grandchildren, Joshua Barrett of Richmond Hill and Jonathan LaMendola of Hanover Park, IL. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Remembrances: Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Dr., Savannah, GA 31406 or to the Effingham County EMS, P. O. Box 307, Springfield, GA 31329. Riggs Funeral Home Guyton
Mother Virginia Goldwire Williams
Mother Virginia Goldwire Williams (Goldie), 73, died Sunday, July 28, at St. Joseph/Candler Hospital surrounded by her family and friends. She was a native of Clyo and lived most of her adult life in Savannah. She was educated in the Effingham County School System. She was a faithful member of Beth Eden Missionary Baptist Church, where she served diligently on the Usher Board. She also served as Church Mother. Survivors: Walter J. and Carrie Stewart, Elmorn and Daisy Hurse, Joann Williams, Larry E. Williams, Rose Ida Demery, Emma Goldwire, Isaac and Samantha Sunkins, Sabrina Patilla, Jimmy Tabatha Hamilton, Virginia D. Williams, Talithica Williams, Nichelle Williams, LaToya Williams, Walter J. Stewart, Jr., Juwan Jackson, Donald Williams, Jr., Larry Williams, II, Bessie Simmons, Delores Donaldson, ten great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Visitation: 7:00-8:00 p. m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the Chapel of Sexton-Hall Mortuary. Funeral Services: 11:30 a. m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Beth Eden Missionary Baptist Church, 302 East Gordon St., Pastor James J. Bailey, officiating. Burial: Magnolia Memorial Gardens, 5532 Silk Hope Rd., Savannah. Savannah Morning News, August 2, 2002
Alberta Davis Fleming
Adams Run, SC - Alberta "Tiny" Davis Fleming, 93, widow of Duncan Leroy Fleming, died Wednesday, July 31. She retired from Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Company. Survivors: several nieces and nephews. Graveside Funeral Services: 10:00 a. m. Friday, at Ridgeland City Cemetery. Anderson Funeral Home Beaufort, SC
Marion Wilson "Moose", 64, died Monday, July 29, at Hospice of Savannah after a short illness. He was born in Ladys Island, SC and moved to Savannah while still a toddler. He was educated in the Chatham County public school system. At an early age he joined First Bryan Baptist Church and he later joined St. John Baptist Church. In 1957 he joined the U. S. Army and he retired from Kamira "Kerr McGee" after 21 years of service. He joined the staff of Savannah State University shortly after. Survivors: wife, Gladys Wilson of Savannah; daughters, Antoinette Ferguson, Erica Wilson, Pamela Wilson, and Gail Walker; son, Corey Wilson; sisters, Leola Roberson and Thomasina Albury; mother-in-law, Emma Johnson; son-in-law, Henry Hill; five brother-in-laws, 15 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Visitation: 6:00-7:00 p. m. Friday at the chapel. Funeral Service: 2:00 p. m. Saturday, Aug. 3, from St. John Baptist Church, 522 Hartridge St. Pastor Mathew Southall Brown officiating. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery. Reposing at the church 10:00 a. m. until hour of service. Sidney A. Jones Funeral Home
Ophelia Wynn Auterberry
Vero Beach, FL - Ophelia Wynn Auterberry, 48, native of Liberty County, died Monday, July 29 in Florida. Survivors: husband, Robert; two sons and three grandchildren. Funeral: 2:00 p. m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at Frank V. Givens Memorial Chapel, Midway. Burial: Roberts Cemetery, Midway. Dorchester Funeral Home
Willie B. Mitchell
Baltimore, MD - Willie B. Mitchell, 82, died Sunday, July 28, in Baltimore. A native of Savannah, he did extensive traveling and settled in Baltimore, MD. Survivors: wife, Louise Mitchell of Baltimore, MD; four children, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, one sister, a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends. Viewing: 1:00-2:00 p. m. Friday, Aug. 2, at the Chapel. Burial: Taylor Chapel Cemetery in Clyo, immediately following the viewing. Speed and Smart Funeral Home
Robert V. Loy
DUBLIN - Robert Vaughn Loy, 47, died Oct. 12.
He was a native of Chattanooga, Tenn., and lived most of his life in Savannah. He was a 1971 graduate of Savannah High School and attended Kennesaw Junior College and Savannah State College. He was employed by Carl Vinson Veterans Hospital in Dublin. He was a sergeant in the Marine Corp and veteran of the Vietnam War. He attended Montgomery Presbyterian Church.
SURVIVORS: his mother, Rebecca Wilson Loy of Savannah; a sister, Ginger K. Loy of Savannah; two aunts, Lucille Wilson of New England, and Lula Wilson of Oakland, Calif.; and several cousins.
VISITATION: 6-8 p.m. today at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 2 p.m. Monday in Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.
REMEMBRANCES: Carl Vinson Veterans Hospital, Dublin, GA 31021.
J.D. McDougald Jr.
CLAXTON - J.D. McDougald Jr., 83, died Oct. 14 at home.
He was a native of Bulloch County, but had lived most of his life in Claxton. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Statesboro and graduated from the University of Georgia. He helped organize the Lions Club in Claxton and served as the first president. He was owner and operator of McDougald Motors in Claxton for many years. He was on the Board of Directors with Evans County Housing Authority and active in many civic affairs.
SURVIVORS: a niece, Ann Hutcherson of Atlanta; a brother-in-law, Dr. Guy Hutcherson of Statesboro; and friend, Frances Laws of Claxton.
VISITATION: today at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home in Claxton.
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Monday at First Baptist Church of Claxton, burial in Brewton Cemetery.