Isaiah Ricks Jr.
Isaiah Ricks Jr., 76, died Oct. 21 at Candler Hospital.
The Edenton, N.C., native lived in Savannah for 35 years. He attended Edenton schools and was a retired supervisor of city of Savannah landscapers. He was an Army veteran and a member of Bethel AME Church.
SURVIVORS: his wife, Catherine Ricks of Savannah; two daughters, Beverly Howell of Savannah and Helena Jones of Clayton, Del.; two sons, Alexander Hester and Kelvin Ricks, both of Savannah; a sister, Sarah Jones of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two brothers, Wallace Ricks of Brooklyn and Robert Lee Ricks of Edenton; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Michael & Brown Funeral Home.
Mrs. Catherine W. Shell
Mrs. Catherine Lillian Wallace Shell, 91, died Oct. 22 at Azalealand Convalescent Center.
She was born in Hagan and reared in Statesboro. In 1931, she graduated from Shorter College in Rome and taught school for several years. She moved to Savannah in 1936 and was the widow of Robert Burge Shell.
She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, the Joy Circle and other church organizations.
SURVIVORS: two daughters, Eleanor S. Kiel of Alpharetta and Gwendolyn S. Alexander of Savannah; and two grandchildren, Catherine Ann Cheek and Leighton Shanks Cheek, both of Savannah.
VISITATION: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. today at Hubert C. Baker Funeral Home, Hodgson Memorial Chapel.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 3 p.m. today in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
REMEMBRANCES: Grace United Methodist Church, 6412 Waters Road, Savannah, GA 31406; or Hospice Savannah, 1352 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, GA 31406.
Mattie B. Thaxton
PHILADELPHIA -- Mattie B. Thaxton, 87, died Oct. 18 at the Presbyterian Home.
She was born in Liberty County, Ga., and lived in Philadelphia most of her life. She was educated at Dorchester Academy and did further study at Georgia State Industrial College. She was a homemaker. She was a former member of Riceboro Presbyterian Church in Riceboro and First African Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia.
SURVIVORS: two sisters and a brother-in-law, Dorothy Epps of Philadelphia and the Rev. Willie B. Williams and Elder Leona Henley Williams of Savannah; a brother and sister-in-law, Ulysses and Henrietta Bacon of Union Point, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
SERVICE: 11 a.m. Thursday at First African Presbyterian Church, burial in Eden Cemetery in Collingdale.
James N. Thompkins Funeral Home, Philadelphia.
Beverly M. Thomas
ST. SIMONS ISLAND -- Beverly M. Thomas, 82, died Oct. 22 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center in Brunswick.
The Birmingham, Ala., native was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica. She served in the Medical Arts Auxiliary, and was a representative to the Georgia Silver-Haired Legislature and the Silver-Haired Congress in Washington, D.C.
SURVIVORS: a daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Dr. William E. Disque of St. Simons Island; two sisters, Mae Hinton and Evelyn Foster, both of Birmingham; a brother, Dr. Houston McLendon of Birmingham; two grandchildren, Ashley Disque-Jenkins of Charlotte, N.C., and Bradley Disque of Atlanta; a great-granddaughter, Peyton Jenkins of Charlotte; and several nieces and nephews.
VISITATION: 6-8 p.m. today at Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home, Brunswick.
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Thursday at Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home, burial in Brunswick Memorial Park Cemetery.
REMEMBRANCES: Wesley United Methodist Building Fund.
Idell F. Thompson
BRUNSWICK -- Mrs. Idell Franklin Thompson, 80, died Oct. 21 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
The Screven County native lived in Glynn County the past 65 years. She was a member of United Pentecostal Church, the fund-raising committee and other groups of the church. She was associated with Glynn County Little League and Ballard Recreation Department for many years.
SURVIVORS: her husband, John B. Thompson of Brunswick; a son, Terry L. Thompson of Brunswick; a daughter, Martha Nell Ogden of Brunswick; a sister, Betty Pope of Brunswick; two brothers, J.W. Franklin and Jimmy E. Franklin, both of Brunswick; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
SERVICE: 2 p.m. today at United Pentecostal Church, burial in Chapel Park Cemetery.
Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home, Brunswick.
REMEMBRANCES: Golden Gate Christian Academy.
Allen D. Webster
BRUNSWICK -- Allen Daniel Webster, 64, died Oct. 21 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
The New York native lived in Glynn County since 1963. He was the owner of Golden Isles Ceramic Tile for 33 years. He served in the Marine Corps and National Guard Reserves, was a member of Marine Corps League and served as chief of the Volunteer Rescue Squad for 14 years. He attended Southside Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: his wife, Julie Webster of Brunswick; a daughter, Barbara Rogers of Victoria, Texas; two sons, Danny and David Webster, both of Brunswick; a stepdaughter, Denise Hipchen of Brunswick; two sisters, Roberta Drake of Hornell, N.Y., and Loretta Conderman of Scio, N.Y.; three brothers, Dean and Ed Webster, both of Brunswick and Alfred Baham of Angelica, N.Y.; a grandson and three stepgranddaughters.
VISITATION: 7-9 p.m. today at Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home, Brunswick.
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Thursday at Southside Baptist Church, burial in Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
Randall L. Williams
Randall Lamont Williams, 21, died Oct. 21 at Hospice Savannah.
He was a native of St. Helena Island, S.C., and lived in Savannah most of his life. He attended the public schools of Chatham County.
He attended First Ebenezer Baptist Church on St. Helena Island. He played football with the Forsythe Flames.
SURVIVORS: his mother, Patricia Ann Williams of Savannah; his father, James Edward Williams of St. Helena Island; three brothers, James Jabbar, Darrin Sylvester Williams and George Anthony Williams, all of St. Helena Island; a sister, Demetria Williams of Savannah; his maternal grandmother, Rosa L. Brown of Savannah; seven aunts, three grandaunts, seven uncles, two granduncles and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Williams & Williams Funeral Home.
Betty Jane Woods
ELMFORD, N.Y. -- Betty Jane Woods, 62, died Oct. 17 at home.
She was born in Ridgeland and educated in the Jasper County, S.C., school system. She was a former member of Gillison Branch Baptist Church. In 1959, she moved to New York City and for over 33 years worked in the Classified Department at the Westchester News. She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Elmford.
SURVIVORS: two daughters, Saundra Woods of Ridgeland and Tearwornia Alleyne of Elmford; two sisters, Janie Walker of Pineland, S.C., and Mary Martin of Pensacola, Fla.; two brothers, Charles and Edward Woods, both of Ridgeland; and four grandsons.
FUNERAL: was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Calvary Baptist Church in Elmford.
VISITATION: noon-1 p.m. Thursday at Allen Funeral Home, Coosawhatachie, S.C., burial in King Cemetery in Grahamville, S.C.
Louise Ross Anderson
Blackshear - Louise Ross Anderson, 76, died Friday, Nov. 30. Survivors: daughter, Bernice; sons; Ronnie and Tom; sisters, Alice and Dorothy; brother, Jim; and several other relatives. Visitation: 6:00-8:00 p.m. Saturday, Pearson-Treadwell Funeral Home. Funeral Service: 3:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, Mershon Baptist Church. Burial: Blackshear Cemetery.
James Edward Benda
Odum - James Edward Benda, 54, died Wednesday, Nov. 28. Survivors: son, Andy and Michael Benda; sister, Debra Benda and brother, Michael Benda. Memorial Service: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Calvary Baptist Church, Ludowici. Remembrances: Jim Benda Funeral Fund, P.O. Box 624, Jesup, GA 31598. Gordon-Harrison Funeral Home
Inez Turner Conaway
Bloomingdale - Inez Turner Conaway, 87, died Friday, Nov. 30 at Hermina Traeye Nursing Center on Johns Island, SC. The Chatham County native was a member of the Westside Christian Church, the Pooler Garden Club and had done volunteer work in the local Nursing Homes. She retired as a Cosmetologist. Survivors: daughters, Linda Gaines of Charleston, SC and Diann Fyfe of Savannah; son, Earl L. Conaway of Bloomingdale; brother, Wesley S. Turner; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Visitation: 5:00-7:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, West Chatham Chapel in Pooler. Funeral: 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2 at Westside Christian Church. Burial: Douglas Cemetery, Bloomingdale. Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home West Chatham Chapel, Pooler
Samuel L. James Jr.
Samuel L. James, Jr., 65, died Tuesday, Nov. 27 at VA Medical Center in Charleston, SC. Born in Savannah he attended Woodville High Schools and served in the Korean Conflict. Survivors: sisters; Frances and Kathryn James both of Savannah and Nonie Page of Charleston, SC; sister-in-law, Margaret W. James of Savannah; brother-in-law, Lenwood Page of Charleston, SC; cousin, Nonie Smith of New York, NY and several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives. Service: 11:00 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, Bynes-Royall Funeral Home Chapel. Burial: Laurel Grove Cemetery. Bynes-Royall Funeral Home
Sandra Lee Kicklighter
Tybee Island - Sandra Lee Kicklighter, 62, died Wednesday at Memorial Health University Hospital. A native of Brunswick and a longtime resident of Tybee Island, she was a member of Calvary Baptist Temple and former WMU President at South Gardens Baptist Church. She was a former Kindergarten teacher at Hancock Day School and was presently teaching Kindergarten and Booster Club Treasurer at Memorial Day School. Survivors: husband, Charles B. Kicklighter of Tybee Island; son, Steven Kicklighter of Charleston, SC; son and daughter-in-law, David and Sheri Kicklighter of Savannah; mother, Frances Dubberly of Savannah; sisters and brother-in-law, Martha Ann Sigler of Savannah and Sharon and Richard Galipeau of Arlington, TX; grandchildren, Matthew and Joshua Kicklighter both of Charleston, SC and Dustin, Corie and Jessica Kicklighter all of Savannah and several nieces and nephews. Visitation: 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. Funeral Services: 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Calvary Baptist Temple, Rev. Mark Hearn officiating. Mrs. Kicklighter will lie in state from 1:00-2:00. Burial: Hillcrest Abbey Memorial Park. Memorial Service: 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, Memorial Day School. Remembrances: The Living Vine, 535 E. 54th St., Savannah GA 31405. Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors Hodgson Chapel
Rincon - Edward King, 84, died Tuesday, Nov. 27 in Riverview Health and Rehab. Survivors: daughter, Juanita Samuels; Johnnie Samuels; several Grandchildren and great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Brampton Baptist Church, Rev. T. J. Simmon officiating. Burial: Hillcrest East Cemetery. Walter Samuel Funeral Home
William Calvin Kirby Jr.
Waverly - William Calvin Kirby, Jr., 82, died Wednesday, Nov. 21. The Charlotte, NC native was a former resident of Glynn and Wayne Counties. Memorial Services were Nov. 25 in Waverly United Methodist church. Remembrances: Waverly United Methodist Church, First Baptist Church of Jesup, or Boy Scouts of America. Edo Miller & Sons Funeral
Evelyn Elizabeth Moore
Evelyn Elizabeth Moore, 79, died Wednesday, Nov. 28 at Heritage Park Nursing Center. She was a native of Screven County, Sylvania and was a resident of Savannah most of her life. She attended the public schools of Sylvania and was employed at the Catholic Diocese of Savannah as clerk for a number of years. She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church where she served as member and president of the Willing Workers Organization and member of the NAACP. Survivors: sister, Mary Williams of Savannah; aunt, Sadie Pierce of Atlanta; uncle, Wade Ponder of Savannah; brother-in-law, John H. Williams of Savannah; six step-children; four nieces; one nephew and several cousins and other relatives. Funeral: 11:00 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, Asbury United Methodist Church. Burial: Magnolia Memorial Gardens. Williams & Williams Funeral
Agerinne Newton, 55, died Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Memorial Medical Health University Center. Mrs. Newton graduated from Thompkins High school. She worked for the City of Savannah as the Leisure Services Leader for many years. She was a faithful member of St. Mary Baptist Church and a member of the Choir, Fred Wessels Assoc., Eastern Star and Omar Temple Football Assoc. Survivors: daughters, Felicia W. and Lasonia I. Russel and Tina L. Lipsey all of Savannah; sons, Daryl J. (Heather) Newton and Winston L. Rivers all of Savannah, and Kalen N. of Claxton; parents, Arthur and Mary Newton of Savannah; sisters, Patricia Wilson, Judith K. Walker and Diane Cooper all of Savannah; 12 grandchildren; special friend, Alberta Mack of Savannah and many nieces, nephews and other relatives. Service: 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, Second Arnold Baptist Church. Burial: Lincoln Memorial Cemetery. Bynes-Royall Funeral Home
Waycross - Othellia Phillips, 97, died Nov. 26. Survivors: son, Isaac; daughter, Othellia; sisters, Mamie and Rushie; ten grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren one nephew and several cousins. Funeral: noon Saturday, Mason Temple Church of God in Christ. Burial: Hazzard Hill Cemetery. Welch & Brinkley Mortuary
Helen Kasper Pinckney
Beaufort, SC - Helen Kasper Pinckney, 63, died Friday, Nov. 30. Survivors: husband; three children; parents and two grandsons. Visitation: 2:00-4:00 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 2, Anderson Funeral Home. Graveside Service: 11:00 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, Beaufort National Cemetery. Remembrances: St. Helenas Episcopal Preservation Trust Fund. Anderson Funeral Home