Ricky Barnard, 51
Ricky Barnard, 51, passed away Saturday, August 9, 2008, at his residence. The Tattnall County native had lived in this area all of his life and worked in the construction industry.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin Barnard; sister, Elaine Willis and brothers, Wendall, Gary and David Barnard.
He is survived by his wife, Annette Barnard of Reidsville; three sons, Alvin, Christopher and Troy Barnard, all of Reidsville; one daughter, Xaviera Gomez of Gaston, AL; mother, Maude Barnard of Reidsville; sister, Janice Medors of Pataskla, OH; brothers and sisters - in - law, Bobby and Pearl Barnard of Claxton, Wayne and Libby Barnard of Metter, Stanley and Cherry Barnard of Collins, Timmy and Patricia Barnard, Brad and Debra Barnard and Kevin Barnard, all of Reidsville and Connie Barnard of Cobbtown; brother - in - law, Bo Bo Willis of Reidsville; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services will be held Thursday, August 14, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at Brannen - Kennedy Funeral Home in Reidsville.
Pallbearers will be Jeffery Barnard, Jamie Barnard, Brian Barnard, Robbie Barnard, Kenneth Barnard and Lee Willis.
Brannen - Kennedy Funeral Home, Reidsville Chapel, is in charge of the arrangements.
Elder Willie Brown
Elder Willie Brown passed away Friday, August 8, 2008, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro, Georgia.
Elder Brown is a native of Tattnall County and the Pastor of the Railroad Avenue Church of God in Jesup, GA. He was a former employee of Ford Motor Company, presently known as Brent Walker Ford for 53 years.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Mrs. Pinkie Brown of Glennville, GA; one daughter, Ms. Annie Pearl Brown of Reidsville, GA; three grandchildren, Mrs. Rhonda Richardson, Derek Wicker and Mrs. Myra Cooper; and seven great grandchildren; two brothers, Bennie Brown of Dallas, TX, and Daniel Brown of Glennville, GA; four sisters, Mary Lizzie Brown and Mrs. Evelyn Wilson, both of Boston, MA, Mrs. Betty Ann Davis of Statesboro, GA, and Mrs. Eva Pearl Jordan of Glennville, GA; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 14, 2008, at the Railroad Avenue Church of God in Jesup, GA, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 15, 2008, from 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. at King and Sonís Funeral Home Chapel and the wake services will be held at the Evening Light Reformation Church of God from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 16, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at the First African Baptist Church in Glennville with burial in the Church of God Cemetery in Glennville, GA.
King and Sons Funeral Home of Glennville is in charge of the arrangements.
Julian Butler Herring, 78
Julian Butler Herring, 78, passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2008, at Candler Hospital in Savannah. The Sampson County NC, native had lived in Tampa, FL, many years before moving to Savannah in June of 2000. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He was a retired auditor with the Internal Revenue Service. He also owned and operated Montgomery - Jackson Tax Service.
He is survived by a very loved lifetime friend, Betty Van Horne of Savannah; four nieces, Mary Margaret (Jerry) Hobbs of Clinton, NC, Patty Kelly Brisson of Dunn, NC, Kathy Kelly Robertson of Charlotte, NC and Karen Kelly (Bruce) Dean of West Minister, MD; several great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 8, 2008, at the Chapel of Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home with Rev. Glen Ring and Mr. Al Venable officiating. Interment followed in the Reidsville City Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to: Boys and Girls Home of North Carolina, 400 Flemington Drive, P.O. Box 127, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450 or charity of donorís choice.
Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home served the Herring family.
Margle ďMikeĒ Reed, 78
Margle ďMikeĒ Reed, passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2008, at Healthfield Hospice Center in Riverdale. He was born June 18, 1930, in Gurley, AL, and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran with 20 years of service. He retired in 1986 from the FAA as an Air Traffic Controller and lived in the Atlanta area. He was of the Baptist Faith and is preceded in death by a son, Michael Reed.
He is survived by his wife, Dilla N. Reed of Fayetteville; daughters, Peggy Kicklighter and Teresa Dubberly, both of Glennville; daughter - in - law, Jan Reed of Atlanta; stepsons, Bob Morgan of Atlanta and Scott Morgan of High Point, N.C.; five grandchildren; one great - grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 8, 2008, at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery with full military honors. Reverend Stephen Windham officiated.
Brannen - Kennedy Funeral Home of Glennville was in charge of the arrangements.
Evelyn Gary Crenshaw Sollosi, 60
Evelyn Gary Crenshaw Sollosi, 60, passed away Monday, August 11, 2008, at her residence under the care of her family and Ogeechee Area Hospice. The Charlotte, NC, native had lived in Glennville for the past 35 years. She was in the 1965 graduating class of Harding High School in Charlotte and the class of 1970 of Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO. She graduated with a degree in Early Childhood Development and taught kindergarten at Glennville Christian Academy and Pinewood Christian Academy. She was employed with The Glennville Bank for many years and was a homemaker, loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Hagan Baptist Church, where she served as Sunday School teacher and pastorís wife.
She is survived by her husband, Dr. Tom Sollosi of Glennville; sons, Tom Sollosi and Tim Sollosi, both of Glennville; granddaughter, Anna Grace Sollosi of Glennville; mother, Ruth Crenshaw of Fort Mill, SC; brothers, Wayne Crenshaw of Denver, NC, and Everett Crenshaw of Bath, NC; several nieces and nephews including, Dawn Finn and Cindy Manley, both of Charlotte, NC, and Raymond Crenshaw of Boone, NC.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 13, 2008, from the Chapel of Brannen - Kennedy Funeral Home with Reverend Mike Gay, Elder Dirk Casteen, Elder Snap Lewis and Elder Bryan Mitchell officiating. Burial followed in Beardís Creek Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jon Dorminey, Keith Wasson, Reverend James Bland, Ned Banks, Vernon Dasher Jr., Reverend Steve Kimbrell, Shane Brannen, Lance Dasher, Leo Thomas, Curtis Blocker, Tommy Strickland and Dennis Goodge.
Brannen - Kennedy Funeral Home, Glennville chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.
Thomas Ray Anderson, 75
Mr. Thomas Ray Anderson, 75, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2008, at Candler Hospital in Savannah. The Tattnall County native had lived in Reidsville most of his life, before moving to Collins ten years ago. He was a US Army Veteran and retired Road Superintendent, serving many years with the Tattnall County Commissioners. Mr. Anderson was a member of the National Rifle Association and was an avid fisherman and gardener. He attended Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Myrtice Anderson, and sister, Nell Anderson Waters.
He is survived by: his wife, Mrs. Gloria Foskey Anderson of Collins; a daughter, Caroline Foskey Hammann and her husband, James Hammann of Brunswick; a son, Rev. Thomas Ray Foskey Anderson and his wife, Debra Foskey of Loganville; a uncle, Clyde Anderson and his wife, Anglynn of Reidsville; five grandchildren, Sara Foskey Luke of Monroe, GA, Thomas Dallas Foskey and Alison Faye Foskey both of Loganville; Maxwell James Hammann and Taylor Caroline Hammann, both of Brunswick; several nieces and nephews and great - nieces and great - nephews also survive.
Pallbearers were Joey Anderson, Rashe Collins, Adam Cowart, David Jarriel, John Jarriel, Andy Lanier, Alex Lanier, and Ottie Lively.
Funeral Services were held Wednesday, August 20, 2008, 11:00 a.m. from the Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Church. Interment followed in the Church Cemetery.
Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home is serving the Anderson Family.
Thelma Nail Bacon, 92
Mrs. Thelma Nail Bacon, 92, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at the Life Care Center in Hilliard, FL. The Tattnall County native had lived in Jacksonville most of her adult life. She was a homemaker and was preceded in death by her parents, James Kelly Nail and Ruth Nail Fox; sister, Louise Nail Knight; brothers, Earlich Nail and Woodrow Nail; hu
sband, Doyle Bacon; son, Frank Durden and great - grandson, Shane Durden.
She is survived by her daughter - in - law, Mary Durden of Willow Grove, PA; grandchildren, Christopher and Joyce Durden, Shauna and Michael Stokes, Erica and Mo Shirzadi and Jennifer and Glen Semple; great - grandchildren, Brian Durden, Reya Stokes and Jeptha Stokes; great - great - grandchildren, Alyssa Durden, Jack Semple and Grace Semple; nephews, Eddy and Cheryl Shanafelt, Woodrow E. Jr. and Alice Nail, and Joseph Alexander; and nieces, Ruth Ann and Jack Hill and Karen and Stan Hill.
Funeral services were held Saturday, August 16, 2008, from the Chapel of Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home with Reverend Sterling Bargeron officiating. Interment followed in the Reidsville City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jack Hill, Stan Hill, Chris Durden, Lance Hill, Woodrow E. Nail Jr. and Eddie Shanafelt.
Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
David M. Benson, 56
David M. Benson, died on Tuesday, August 12, 2008, following a courageous battle with Multi Symptom Atrophy (MSA).
David was born January 12, 1952, in Norfolk, VA, s to Samuel and Mary Benson. He grew up in Southern California and graduated from Chatsworth High School in 1970. David excelled at baseball during high school and continued to play semi - pro baseball for many years. He had a passion for music and photography, which brought joy not only to himself, but those around him. Davidís generosity, kind heart, and sense of humor were an inspiration to his family and friends.
On November 24, 2001, he was united in marriage to Susan J. Miller in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. In 2002, they moved to Arizona and made their home together in Cave Creek.
He is survived by his mother, Mary Benson, sisters Kathy Higgins and Beverly Serpi of Southern California; mother - in - law, Geraldine D. Miller of Collins, GA; brothers and sisters - in - law Gianni Serpi of Chatsworth, CA; Doug and Claire Miller of Venetia, PA; Nancy and Rusty Tiedemann of Pleasanton, CA, and Patricia Halpin of Malta, NY; nieces and nephews, Shannon, Chad, and Lisa Higgins, Kristina and Drew Tiedemann, Patrick and Ryan Halpin, and Adam Miller, who all brightened and enriched his life.
A celebration of Davidís life was held on Saturday, August 16, at Messinger Mortuaries, 8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Rd in Scottsdale, AZ. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Davidís memory to SDS/MSA Support Group, PO Box 279, Coupland, TX 78615
Elder Herschel Alvin Ealey, 77
Elder Herschel Alvin Ealey, 77, passed away August 5, in Collins, GA. he was born June 9, 1931, in Cobbtown, GA. He was the first of seven children born to the late Jeremiah and Eunice Ealey. He attended Collins School in Collins, GA. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1952 and served in Korea for 18 months. He received an honorable discharge.
In 1955, he took up residence in Miami, Florida and worked for the City of Miami Beach for more than 30 years, before retiring.
He gave his life to Jesus in 1956 and later became an ordained minister. He served faithfully at El Bethel Apostolic Church in Miami, FL. He was preceded in death by his wife of more than fifty years, the late Dr. Beatrice Jackson - Ealey.
He is survived by four sons, Wayne, Willie and Gerald of Miami, FL and Frank Ealey of Detroit, MI; five daughters, Gwen Hart, Joyce Davis, Mary Doray, Beatrice Ealey and Francine Murphy, of Miami, FL; brother, Elder James Hosea Ealey of Detroit, MI; sisters, Reverend Pearlie Inez Ealey - Forrest of Collins, GA; Rubye Mae Florence of Dayton, OH; Mary Helen Goines of Atlanta, GA, and Reverend Geraldine Marie Banks of Hamilton, OH; 29 grandchildren and 44 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held August 16, 2008, at New Birth Baptist Church in Miami, FL.
King and Sons Funeral Home of Glennville, GA, and Wright and Young Funeral Home of Miami, FL were in charge of the arrangements.