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ABBOTT, Susan (Richardson)
The Brunswick Journal; Monday 18 January 1909

SUDDEN DEATH OF OLD SERVANT—For Many Years a Faithful Servant in Family of Judge Crovatt.

            There will be genuine sorrow expressed by a very large number of white people when they learn of the death of “Mammy Sue,” who has been faithful servant in the family of Judge A.J. Crovatt for the past thirty years.
            Everybody knew “Mammy Sue”; she had been so identified with the family of “her people” as to be one of them.
            Born in Charleston, a slave, Susan Abbot [sic], as she was known, was brought to St. Simons Island and was the servant of the Hazzard family there.  At the close of the war, Susan became a member of the family of Col. C.L. Schlatter, the father of Mrs. A.J. Crovatt.  After the marriage of Miss Mary Lee Schlatter to Mr. A.J. Crovatt, “Mammy Sue” went with her young mistress and was the nurse of three children of Judge and Mrs. Crovatt.  As the widow of a soldier in the Federal Army during the war, Mammy Sue was awarded a pension by the government.  Though her husband fought on the Federal side, Mammy Sue staid [sic] with her “own people.”
            Famous as a cook, devoted to the interests of those with whom she had been so many years, the death of Mammy Sue removes another of the rare ante-bellum negroes.
            Her illness was of only a few hours duration; the young daughter of the house, Mary Lee Crovatt, had gone to see the old woman at ten o’clock to giver her a cup of tea; Mammy did not complain of being ill, and had been about her usual duties all day yesterday.  Though eighty years of age, Mammy Sue was remarkably active, and was in full control of all her faculties.  At one o’clock another of the servants heard the old woman calling, and Miss Crovatt and her brother went to the room in the servants’’ house.  When the door was opened, Mammy Sue was unconscious and died with(in) a few minutes.  Four children survive, Thomas and Joseph Abbot and Eliza Cuyler, all of whom live on St. Simons.  Another son, Randolph Abbot, being in Charleston.  The body will be carried to St. Simons where it will be interred tomorrow.

 

The Brunswick Journal; Tuesday 19 January 1909; pg. 1

FUNERAL OF MAMMY SUE HELD ON ST. SIMONS

            The body of Susan Abbott, or “Mammy Sue” the aged servant of Judge A.J. Crovatt, was carried to St. Simons this morning for interment.
            Services were held last night in the First African Baptist Church, of which church, Mammy Sue had long been a member.

 

ABLE, Mary E.
The Brunswick News; Friday 7 November 2008; pg. 4A col. 6

AREA DEATHS—Mary E. Able died Thursday at her residence in Brunswick.  Arrangements will be announced by Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home.

 

ALEXANDER, Benjamin Sr.
The Brunswick News; Friday 16 December 1994; pg. 3 col. 6

BENJAMIN ALEXANDER DIES TUESDAY

            Benjamin Alexander Sr., 84, of Pennick Community died Tuesday at his residence.
            The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church with the Revs. Charles Hay and Robert Wright officiating. Burial will be in Jerusalem Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be Larry Geter, David Bacon, William W. Crosby, Edward Lowe, Mackford Oliver and Roosevelt Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.
            Surviving are three sons, Jack Jones and Benjamin Alexander, both of Neptune, N.J., and Paul Doe Alexander of Asbury Park, N.J.; nine daughters, Gomez Payne of Tampa, Fla., Celestine Cartwright of Delray Beach, Fal., Frances Bain of Boynton Beach, Fla., Rebecca Alexander of Philadelphia, Pa., and Julia E. Jones, Velva J. Hankerson, Blanche Davis, Louvenia Alexander and Elvira Alexander, all of Brunswick; 25 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
            A native of Glynn County, Alexander was a member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. He was a retired bus driver for the Glynn County Board of Education.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ALEXANDER, Nathan Taylor
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 16 January 1991; pg. 3 col. 4

ALEXANDER SERVICES TO BE THURSDAY

            Services will be held for Nathan Taylor Alexander Sr., 82, of Brunswick at 3 p.m. Thursday at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church with the Rev. Charles E. Hay officiating. Burial will follow in Salem Cemetery.
            He died Jan. 12 in Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
            Pallbearers will be members of Mt. Olive Lodge No. 228 and honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
            Alexander is survived by four sons, Nathaniel Alexander Jr., Henry Alexander, Charles Alexander and Johnny Alexander, all of Brunswick; six daughters, Phoebe Snells and Elizabeth Brown, both of Jacksonville, Fla., Lula Mells of Cox, Josephine Wilcox, Karen LeCount and Barbara Johnson, all of Brunswick; one brother, Benjamin Alexander Sr. of Brunswick; 31 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
            Alexander was a native of Glynn County and a member of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. He was retired.
           
Hall and Jones Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

ALEXANDER, Oliver
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 18 November 1941; pg. 8 col. 2

ACCIDENT FATAL TO NEGRO HUNTER

            Oliver Alexander, Glynn county negro, lost his life yesterday while on a hunting trip in the Altamaha swamp in the Everett City section, and a coroner’s jury after making an investigation said his death was accidental.
            Oliver and Prince Alexander went into the swamp and after getting deep into it Oliver sat on a log to pull his boots off, leaning his gun against a lot. In some way he knocked the gun down and it discharged, and the full load struck the negro in his left side “Good bye, boys,” Oliver said, as he fell to the ground. He died within a few minutes.

ALFORD, Myra A. (Hillery)
The Brunswick News; Saturday 8 December 2007
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            Myra A. "Bert" Alford died Tuesday at Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta.
            She was a native of Glynn County and a graduate of Glynn Academy and Clover Park College.
           Survivors include her husband, Robert Alford of Brunswick; two sons, Antonio Alford of Boston, Mass., and Marke Alford of Miami, Fla.; one grandchild, Jianna Alford of Leominster, Mass.; four sisters, Inez Stephens and Michelle D. Walker, both of Brunswick, Emma L. Grant of Louisville, Ky., and Karen L. Rackley of Somerset, N.J.; five brothers, Ronald R. Dixon of Jacksonville, N.C., Joseph L. Dixon, Howard E.C. Dixon and Herman E. Dixon, all of Brunswick and Samuel E. Dixon of Louisville.
            The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Luke Baptist Church on Sapelo Island, with burial to follow in Behavior Cemetery. The boat will leave the Meridian Dock at 9:30 a.m.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

ALLEN, Evelyn (Rooks)
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 17 July 1991; pg. 3A col. 6

EVELYN ROOKS ALLEN SERVICES THURSDAY

            Services for Evelyn Rooks Allen of Brunswick will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at New Zion Baptist Church in the Brookman community with the Rev. Fred Williams officiating.
            Interment will follow in Higginbotham Cemetery.  Mrs. Allen died Monday at her home.
            Pallbearers will be Larry Mungin, James Wesley, James Clinch Jr., Louis W. Johnson, Joe Clinch and Robert Stiles.
            Honorary pallbearers will be Lewis Carroll, Curtis Clinch, L.C. Clinch, James Clinch Sr., and Henry Blue.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.  The family will leave from 915 Newcastle St..
            The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 tonight.
            Mrs. Allen is survived by two sons, Jeffree Gilliard and Prince Gilliard, both of Brunswick; three daughters, Janice Cutno of Ponte Vedra, Fla., Jamlyn Boxwell of New York, and Brenda Bradley of Brunswick; 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
            A native of Glynn County, Mrs. Allen was a member of the New Zion Baptist Church in the Brookman community.  She was a cook.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

ALSTON, Mary Etta (Anderson) Harrison
The Brunswick News; Friday 2 February 1990; pg. 3A col. 6

ALSTON FUNERAL TO BE SATURDAY

           The funeral for Mary Etta Alston will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. E.D. Sullivan officiating.  Interment will follow in the Masonic Cemetery in Brantley County.
            She died Jan. 30 at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
            A native of South Carolina, she was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and a custodian for the Glynn County school system.
            She is survived by her husband, Prince Alston; seven sons, Carlos Wells, Harry Harrison, Ray Alston, and Perry Alston, all of Brunswick, Willie Harrison of Atlanta, Willie Alston of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Frank Alston of Miami, Fla.; five daughters, Frannie Austell, Annette Mack, Bobbie Lecounte, Tommie Allen and Doris Murphy, all of Brunswick; one brother, Jack Styles of Brunswick; two sisters, Helen Johnson of Tampa, Fla., and Katie Vail of Brunswick; 50 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
            Pallbearers are William Hunter, Robert Jaudon, Michael Peebles, Caldon Mattox, Ray Alston and Gurlie Kimp.
            The family will be at the funeral home Sunday night from 7 until 8 p.m.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ALVIN, Dorothy
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 4 November 2008; pg. 4A col. 4

           Dorothy Alvin died Saturday at Candler Hospital, Savannah.  Arrangements will be announced by Brunswick Funeral Home.

The Brunswick News; Friday 7 November 2008; pg. 4A col. 2

             Dorothy Alvin died November 1, 2008 at Candler Hospital.
            A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Greater Works Than These Ministries, 4020 Wylly Ave.  Burial will follow in Memory Gardens.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

ANDERSON, Mary Elizabeth (Carter)
The Brunswick News; Friday 14 November 1997; pg. 3A col. 3

MARY C. ANDERSON FUNERAL SATURDAY

            Mary Elizabeth Carter Anderson, 65, of Brunswick died Nov. 8 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First African Baptist Church in Meridian with burial to follow at Hudson Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.
            Surviving are two daughters, Sandra McGhee and Mary A. Anderson, both of Dallas; five sons, Lewis Carter Sr. of Jacksonville, Fla., Prince Anderson Jr. of Darien, Johnny L. Anderson of Newport News, Va., Benjamin Anderson of Tucson, Ariz., and Julius M. Anderson of Dallas; a sister, Dorothy Campbell of Meridian; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
            She was born on Sapelo Island. She lived in Brunswick for several years and was a member of the First African Baptist Church in Meridian. She was a retired seafood worker.
            Darien Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

ARMSTRONG, Laura E.
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 6 January 2004; pg. 4A col. 2

            Laura E. Armstrong formerly of Crescent, died Monday in Hinesville.
            Arrangements will be announced by Darien Funeral Home.

 

The Brunswick News; Thursday 8 January 2004; pg. 4A col. 1

            Laura E. Armstrong of Hinesville died Monday at her residence.
            Mrs. Armstrong was a native of McIntosh County and attended McIntosh County schools. She was a certified nursing assistant.
            The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Zion Center in Crescent with the Rev. Willie Smith officiating. Burial will be in Belleville Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be Walter Hutcherson, Leroy Williams, Anthony Skipper, Anthony Sallins, Michael Jackson and Mike Buckley.
            Honorary pallbearers will be members of the McIntosh Academy Class of 1982.
            Mrs. Armstrong’s body will be placed in Zion Center at noon on Saturday.
            Survivors include her children, Tashauna Armstrong and Kyrisstan Fleming, both of Crescent; her mother and stepfather, Martha J. and William Howard of Crescent; a brother, Eric Fleming of Meridian; four sisters, Kim Howard of Eulonia, Petrunia Parland and Carol Gilchrist, both of Hinesville, and Lavan Short of Brunswick; and her grandmother, Viola Evans of Bolden.
            Darien Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

 

ARMSTRONG, Lee James Jr.
The Brunswick News; Friday 18 April 1975; pg. 20 col. 1

WOMAN HELD IN STAB DEATH OF HUSBAND

            Patricia Ann Armstrong, 23, black female, 2206 Peachtree St., was charged Thursday evening with the murder of her husband. She reportedly told city police that the stabbing of Lee James Armstrong at about 2:30 p.m. was an accident.
            Although the long, pointed butcher knife his wife allegedly wielded had penetrated his heart, the 26-year-old Brunswick man got in his car and headed toward the hospital. Losing control, his car left the roadway and came to rest behind 3329 Jekyll Ave., police said.
            Armstrong did not bleed profusely from the knife wound police said, and when found in his stalled car was not unconscious and was thought to be an accident victim. He was not pronounced dead until about 5 p.m., officers said.
            The knife reportedly penetrated the upper chest and the heart was cut, but police said there were only small drops of blood in the kitchen of the Armstrong’s house where the stabbing allegedly occurred.
            The Armstrongs reportedly have one small child.
            Investigation of the incident was continued by Sgt. W.E. Douglas and Det. R.M. Tawney.

The Brunswick News; Friday 25 April 1975; pg. 11 col. 6

FUNERAL FOR LEE ARMSTRONG SET SATURDAY

            The funeral for Lee James Armstrong Jr., who died April 17, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the Holy Band Church. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
            A native of McIntosh County, Armstrong was a graduate of Risley High School and attended Brunswick Junior College and the manpower school. He was a member of the Church of God and Christ and was serving the U.S. Navy Reserve.
            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Patricia Armstrong; a son, Lee James III; his mother, Mrs. Ruby M. Armstrong Mangun; his step-father, J.B. Mangum; eight sisters; Mrs. Lovell R. Jones, Miss Francis [sic] Armstrong, Mrs. Sarah Anderson, Mrs. Vivian P. Bonnan, Miss Cynthia A. Washington, Miss Chemica Mangum, Jackie Mangum and Celetine Garden; and four brothers: Laron DeCarlo Bennett, Tommy and Carlos Mangum and Erskin Morrell.
            The body will be placed at the church an hour prior to services.
            Hall’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ARMSTRONG, Lucille (Ruffin)
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 7 January 1992; pg. 6A cols. 1-3

102-YEAR-OLD LOVES LIFE, INSPIRES OTHERS
By CAROLYN O’QUINN; Community Life Writer

            It was her birthday and she was 102 years old. Friends and neighbors had streamed in and out of Heritage Inn on St. Simons Island, all day long Sunday to visit “Miss LucilleArmstrong.
            Now she sat quietly in her chair amid her memories awaiting the next visitor who would kiss her light brown cheek and tell her how good she looked.
            Although she spends some time in a wheelchair because of arthritis in her right knee, her skin is as soft as a baby’s and her smile is as sweet as ever.
            Her may visitors came to wish her a happy birthday and to feel the positive vibrations Mrs. Armstrong radiates. Alert and attentive with a droll sense of humor, she does pretty well with names except when the younger generation shows up looking exactly like the first.
            “There’s always a smile in there,” said a young woman in her early 20’s, indication Mrs. Armstrong’s room. “You want to come to see her because she’s so sweet.”
            She had come by not only to wish Mrs. Armstrong many happy returns of the day, but also to congratulate her on being honored by her church at the celebration of its history.
            She has been a member for 83 years and is the oldest member of the 129-year-old First African Baptist, Brunswick’s oldest black church. Church members presented her with an engraved plaque in appreciation for her years of service to the church in a special ceremony Sunday.
            ‘She’s sweet. It feels good to be around her,” said Jackie Traeye, who has known Mrs. Armstrong all her life. “She has always been a positive influence on many people and especially to the children of the church.
            “I remember when I was a child, Mrs. Armstrong would listen to our Sunday School recitations. She would nod her head as we recited and if we faltered, that head would just nod more emphatically, as if she could pull us through it.
            “She was always so kind to us and she has been an inspiration to a great many people. It’s people like her that are the reason our church has been so strong and lasted so long.”
            Mrs. Armstrong was born Jan. 5, 1890, on Amherst Street in Brunswick. An only child, her family moved to Washington D.C., where her father, Joseph Ruffin, worked in the U.S. Treasury Department. Her mother died when she was 8-years-old.
            “From then on my father just took over and he always took care of me,” she said. “He was a good man, they don’t make them like that anymore.”
            Her great-aunt, who lived in Brunswick in a big two-story house across the street from Hall’s Funeral Home on Gloucester Street, asked that she be allowed to come and live with her.
            As a young girl, she often traveled on the train from Washington to Brunswick and remembers the trips as a gentler time when train travel was less hectic and more luxurious with lots of porters. “It was smooth riding. I loved to ride the train,” she said.
            Her school teacher in Brunswick was Miss Ida Jones, who also played the organ in the church. In Washington, she attended school through the eighth grade.
            She was in her teens in Frist African’s church choir when the choir sailed to Jekyll Island on the Emmeline or Hessie to sing for the millionaires. She remembers being introduced to the Rockefellers, Carnegies and Vanderbilts at the Jekyll Island Club. “They made us so welcome and we enjoyed the trip so much,” she said.
            She and her late husband, Henry Armstrong, reared their three children here. A homemaker, she said she never had to work out of her home very much. Once she was a sitter for five years with an elderly person in Washington.
            And she did a lot of church work. “I used to bake, you know,” an understatement for the hundreds of cakes she’s made over the years for church socials and fund-raisers.
            Her son, Everett, calls her twice a week from his home in New York, and she often hears from her daughter, Lottie, who lives in St. Mary’s nursing home in California. Her eldest child, Henry Armstrong, Jr. of Jekyll Island, who is 81 and a deacon in the church, visits her every week. She has five grandchildren and said she knows “most everybody.”
            Mrs. Armstrong said she has never used alcohol or tobacco but she does have one weakness. “I love to eat sweets,” she said with a grin. “You see that box of candy there? Dr. Inman’s wife brings me a box of candy every time she goes on a trip.” The W.O. Inmans were neighbors of hers when she lived on Jekyll Island with her son.
            Why does she think she’s lived so long? “Just the good Lord’s good to me, that’s all. All of them say ‘I’ll never live to be that old.’ I tell them, that—you don’t know. Because I never thought I’d live to be this age, either.”
            She said she is enjoying her life at Heritage and that her health is good, “so far as I know,” she quipped.

The Brunswick News; Thursday 14 May 1992; pg. 3 col. 5

FUNERAL FRIDAY FOR MRS. ARMSTRONG

            The funeral for Lucille Ruffin Armstrong, 102, of Brunswick will be held at 4 p.m. Friday in the Frist African Baptist Church with the Rev. Rance Pettibone officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            Mrs. Armstrong died Saturday, May 9, in the Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be Walter Belton Jr., Nathaniel R. Kennedy, James Eppings, Walter McNeely, Alfred Wrice and James Wright Sr. Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.
            The family will be at the funeral home from 7 until 8 tonight.
            Surviving are two sons, J.H. Armstrong of Jekyll Island and Agnew Armstrong of Bronx, N.Y.; a daughter, Lottie Henderson of Carlsbad, Calif.; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.
            The retired Glynn County native was a member of First African Baptist Church.
            Hall and Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ARMSTRONG, William Constance
The Brunswick News; Friday 14 November 1997; pg. 3A col. 5

WILLIAM C. ARMSTRONG DIES TUESDAY

             William Constance Armstrong of Brunswick died Tuesday at Brunswick Health Care Center.
            The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Earl James officiating. Burial will follow at Rising Daughter Cemetery.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.
            Pallbearers will be Oscie Jackson, Sanford Hampton Jr., Johnny Massey, Robert Williams and David Armstrong.
            Surviving are his wife, Algertha W. Armstrong; a son, Charles Armstrong of Baltimore, Md.; six daughters, Edna Lisbon of Atlanta, Laura Friend, Carol LaCount and Kathy Friend, all of Brunswick, Lorraine Johnson of Atlanta, and Loretta Newkirk of Fayetteville, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
            He was a native of Brunswick and a member of Grace United Methodist Church. He had been employed by a log treating company.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

ARNETTE, Anna Pomeroy (Hill)
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 4 August 1981; pg. 2A col. 1

FUNERAL TOMORROW FOR MRS. ARNETTE

             The funeral for Mrs. Anna B. Arnette of Brunswick who died Thursday will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church.
            The Rev. W.M. Ashley will officiate.
            Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be Methodist men. Honorary pallbearers will be friends and church officers.
            She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Retired Teachers Association.
            Survivors include a son, Jesse Arnette Sr. of Roosevelt, Long Island, N.Y.; and a daughter, Miss Lucretia Arnette, Englewood, N.J.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
           
The body [will be] taken to the church one hour before the time of services.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

ARNETTE, Jesse Thomas
The Brunswick News; Friday 18 January 1980; pg. 2A col. 2

SERVICE HELD TODAY FOR J.T. ARNETTE

            The funeral for Jesse Thomas Arnette of Brunswick, who died Jan. 14, was held today at 4 p.m. at St. Athanasius Episcopal Church with Fr. Herman P. Stone officiating.
            He was a native of Denbury, a member of St. Athanasius, Pi Beta Sigma fraternity and the Frist Down Club, and was employed by Murphy Taxi Service.
            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Anna P. Arnette, a son, Jesse T. Arnette Jr., of Roosevelt, N.Y. and a daughter, Lucretia Arnette of New York, N.Y.
            Pallbearers include John Martin, S. Gerald Atkinson, Herbert Murphy, W.C. McNeely, Richard Perry and Joe Mazone.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge.

ARNETTE, William Glenn
The Brunswick News; Monday 5 March 1979; pg. 2A col. 2

ARNETTE FUNERAL TO BE ON TUESDAY

            The funeral for William Glenn Arnette Sr., 88, who died March 2, will be held tomorrow at 4 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church.
            The Rev. W.M. Ashley officiated. Interment was at Greenwood Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be John Jaudon, Aldren Jaudon, John Bowden, William Anderson, James Gary, William Small, Samuel Sullivan, Ragland Sullivan, the Brunswick High Varsity Football team will be honorary pallbearers.
            The body will lie in state at the church two hours prior to the services.
            A native of Brunswick, Arnette was a member of Grace Methodist Church. He was employed by Brunswick Pulp & Paper Co.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marian Jaudon Arnette, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jessie Arnette; two sons, Pvt. William Glenn Arnette Jr., U.S. Army, and Alren Jaudon Arnette; three brothers, Robert West Jr. of Brunswick, James West of Philadelphia, Pa., Jessie Arnette Jr. of New York City; and five sisters, Lucretia Arnette, New York City; Patricia Thomas, Rose West, Delores Armstrong, Brunswick, and Cleo Mitchell, Philadelphia, Pa.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ATKINSON, Anna Louise (Frazier)
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 13 April 1971; pg. 3 col. 4

MRS. ATKINSON DIES HERE SUNDAY; RITES THURSDAY

            Mrs. Anna Louise Atkinson, 62, died at the Brunswick hospital Sunday after a short illness. She was a lifelong resident of Brunswick.
            Mrs. Atkinson had been affiliated with the Brunswick Housing Authority for the past 31 years, serving as project manager for the last three years. She was a member of the Zion Baptist Church, serving as finance secretary and a member of the board of trustees Active in church work, she served as a Sunday School teacher youth counselor and a choir member. She was also active in several civic and social clubs.
            She is survived by her husband, J.M. Atkinson, a son, Alfred, a sister, Mrs. Alma F. Hinnant [spelling?] of Cleveland, Ohio, a brother, Thomas Frazier of Mayport, Fla, a niece and a nephew.
            Funeral services under the direction of Brunswick Funeral Home, will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. from the Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev. George Harris officiating, assisted by the Rev. E.C. Tillman, J.C. Hope and W.C. Robeson, interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            The body will remain in the chapel of the funeral home and be placed in the church at 2 p.m.
            Active pallbearers will be Edward Patts [spelling?], Walter Belton, Robert Griffin, Richard Baker, Oren Wrice and Frank Scrivens.
            Honorary: Housing Authority members, Pierce Thiot, Olin Williams, Judge Phil Rangel, Dave Gordon, R. Clair Jones, H.C. Shuring [spelling?], Carl Outlaw and Dr. Ben Addison, Labor Department employees, Roscoe Odum, George Aycock, Joseph Shelby and William F. Myers.
            Also, William H. Dennis, Royal Knight, Ralph Watson Sr., Willie Moore Sr., C.L. Tyson, Joseph Anderson, John Bell [spelling?], Willie Simmons, Michael Atkinson, Jeremiah Cash, Herman Dickson, T.P. Williams, Dr. Earl [spelling?] Bernard, Dr. David [illegible], Jonathan Williams, J.S. Wilkerson, Genoa Martin [spelling?], H.E. [spelling?] Collins, T.J. Howard, W. [spelling?] Dixon, John Morman, James Wright, Peter [spelling?] Livingston, Henry Armstrong, George Baskins and C.Y. Youngblood.

[News print is very hard to read towards the end of the obituary, therefore, names in the last paragraph are a best guess—ALH]

ATKINSON, Daniel O’Neal
The Brunswick News; Friday 18 October 1985; pg. 3A col. 4

DANIEL ATKINSON RITES TOMORROW

            The funeral for Daniel Atkinson, Jr. will be held Saturday.
            He died suddenly Tuesday in Fernandina Beach, Fla.
            The funeral will be held at 3 p.m. at Mount Sinai Baptist Church in Waverly with the Rev. C.S. Hardee officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Sinai Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be Oscar Wilson, Willie McGowen, Ricky Simmons, Willie Staten, Lonnie Johnson and James Lovett.
            Honorary pallbearers will be Ernest Edmonds, Henry Roberts, T.H. Smith, Julius Rogers, Carlos D. Newsome and Self Reid.
            The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 until 8 tonight.
            Atkinson is survived by four sisters, Beatrice A. Howard of Waverly, Redessia A. Barneman and Nonie A. Quarterman, both of Brunswick, and Laura A. Thomas of Staten Island; four brothers, Howard L. Atkinson of Brunswick, Cleveland Atkinson of Waverly, Hoover Atkinson of Miami, Fla. and Hozell Atkinson of Jacksonville, Fla.; one aunt; and several nieces and nephews.
            Atkinson was a native of Camden County and had lived in Fernandina Beach for the past 42 years. He retired from ITT Rayonier after 38 years of employment.
            Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ATKINSON, Katie Lee
The Brunswick News; Monday 23 January 1984; pg. 3 col. 4

KATIE ATKINSON SUCCUMBS, RITES TUESDAY

            The funeral for Katie Lee Atkinson, who died Jan. 20 at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Frist Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. W. Burgess, assisted by the Rev. N.N. Boles, officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
            She was a native of Camden County. She was a member of the First Friendship Baptist Church and was a deaconess and member of the usher board. She was retired.
            She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Bessie Atkinson, three sons, Robert Atkinson Jr., John W. Atkinson and Theophilus L. Atkinson, three daughters, Beatrice I. Atkinson of Brunswick, Verna L. Bradley and Wilhelmina T. Tresvant of Compton, Calif., three brothers, Haize Atkinson, Calvin Atkinson and Rubeal Atkinson, all of Brunswick, three sisters, Sally Daugherty, Isabelle Kelly and Leather [spelling?] Atkinson, 18 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
            Pallbearers will be grandson. Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church. The family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. The body will be taken to the church an hour before services.
            Hall & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ATKINSON, Mary Evelyn (Miller)
The Brunswick News; Saturday 14 April 1962; pg. 12 col. 3

MARY ATKINSON DIES; HONORED AS NEGRO MOTHER

            Mary E. Atkinson, 96, who was the first colored mother of the year here, died last night after a long illness.
            She was honors in 1954 by the Merchants Association for having reared 17 children, 15 of whom survive, many gaining prominence.
            Funeral services will be held next week, probably Wednesday, pending arrival of the family.
            A midwife for 60 years, she retired in 1958. Three doctors, an attorney, an electrical engineer, several teachers, and nurses are among her children.
            Local survivors are J.M. Atkinson, a daughter, Willie Buggs, librarian at Risley High School, another daughter, Lillian Armstrong, wife of a postman.

The Brunswick News; Tuesday 17 April 1962; pg. 4 col. 4

FUNERAL TOMORROW—Funeral services for Mary E. Atkinson will be held tomorrow at 4 p.m. at the Shiloh Baptist Church. The body will be taken to her residence at 1207 Albany St. tonight. Hall’s Funeral Home is in charge.

ATKINSON, Price
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 12 December 1945; pg. 3 col. 3

FUNERAL THURSDAY

        Funeral services for Price Atkinson, well known Glynn county negro who died last week, will be held Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Sheffield chapel and he will be buried in the family lot in Clayhome [Clayhole?] cemetery.

 

ATKINSON, Waver Lee
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 30 August 1995; pg. 3A col. 2

SERVICE THURSDAY FOR WAVER LEE ATKINSON

            Waver Lee Atkinson, 88, of Brunswick died Sunday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The funeral will be 3 p.m. Thursday at the Holy Band of Inspiration Deliverance Temple with the Rev. Bishop H. Brown officiating. Burial will follow Greenwood Cemetery.
            Surviving are her daughter, Gail Denise Atkinson of Brunswick; a sister, Wilsie P. Nelson of Brunswick; and several other relatives.
            The Terrell County native lived in Glynn County most of her life.
            Hall’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ATWATER, Gladys Pinkney
The Brunswick News; Friday 7 January 1983; pg. 11A col. 3

RITES TOMORROW FOR MRS. ATWATER

            Services for Mrs. Gladys Pinkney Atwater, who died Monday at the Glynn Brunswick Memorial Hospital, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Zion Baptist Church with the Rev. G.E. Darrisaw officiating.
            Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            Mrs. Atwater was a lifelong resident of Brunswick and member of Zion Baptist Church. She was employed by Island Cleaners and Laundry of St. Simons Island.
            She is survived by her husband, Robert Atwater or Brunswick; two daughters, Mrs. Cynthia M. Pinkney of Atlanta and Ms. Alethia Pinkney of Brunswick; one sister, Mrs. Willodean Gibson of Brunswick; three grandchildren, three nieces, seven nephews and other relatives.
            The family will be receiving friends at the home of Mrs. Atwater’s daughter, 82 Mercer Altama Apartments.
            Active pallbearers will be the nephews of Mrs. Atwater, Deacons of Zion Baptist will serve as honorary pallbearers.
            Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

ATWATER, Wilfred L. Sr.
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 26 March 2013
(https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/15DFB63EDC5A25F0-15DFB63EDC5A25F0: accessed 22 April 2018)

            Mr. Wilfred Atwater Sr. died March 20, 2013, at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
            A memorial service was at noon on Monday, March 25, 2013, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witness, 4821 Altama Ave. with inurnment in Greenwood Cemetery.
            He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Emma Lee Atwater; children, Roy Thomas Hillery, Johnny Hillery, Wilfred Atwater Jr., Angela A. Cross and Sharon A. Life; 16 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren; mother, Nancy Whitten; brother, Alphonso T. Atwater; sisters, Thelma Hart and Carla Thompson; and other relatives and friends.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BAILEY, Cornelia (Walker)
The Brunswick News; Thursday 19 October 2017; pg. 6A col. 2

            Cornelia Walker Bailey, of Sapelo Island, died Sunday at Southeast Georgia Health System.
            The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First African Baptist Church, with burial to follow in Behavior Cemetery.
            The ferry will leave Meridian Dock at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
            The family will receive friends from 1 to 7 p.m. Friday at Darien Funeral Home.
            She is survived [by] her husband Julius Bailey Jr. of Sapelo Island; children, Stanley (Delores) of Sapelo Island, Julius III, Maurice (Melissa) of Brunswick, Troy (Crystal) of Darien, Terry (Alvin) and Jeanetta of Brunswick; siblings, Winnie Walker Wilson of Sapelo Island and Barbara Walker of Brooklyn, N.Y.; 21 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
            Cornelia was a fierce champion, guardian and protector of Sapelo and its Saltwater Geechee Culture, and you saw it through her daily work. A business owner, author, historian and Gullah Geechee educator, she worked each day with a passion unmatched to protect the community through her SICARS organization. She would engage in projects geared towards bringing growth to Hog Hammock, such as the Sapelo Red Peas and Sugar Cane Projects. She will be dearly missed, but fondly remembered for her elegant storytelling, living heart and her Annual Sapelo Island Culture Day Festival.
            A TRUE SPIRIT OF SAPELO.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

BAILEY, James
The Brunswick News; Thursday 18 May 1916; pg. 1 col. 7

NEGRO WORKMAN DIES SUDDENLY—JIM BAILEY FALLS ON BED AND EXPIRES WITHOUT SPEAKING A WORD.

            James Bailey, a negro employed as longshoreman at the Mallory docks, dropped dead Tuesday night about 8 o’clock, and the body was shipped to Darien yesterday morning for burial. Heart trouble is supposed to have been the cause of death. Bailey was about thirty-five years old and lived with Alex Hardison, also colored, at 1109 1-2 Albany street.
            The two men ate a lunch about three o’clock Tuesday afternoon, but no supper, according to Hardison’s story. They were watching the children playing about 7:30 o’clock Tuesday night when Bailey got up, stating that he did not feel very well. He went to his room and a moment later Hardison says he heard him gasping for breath. He rushed to the room and found Bailey lying across the bed, gasping once or twice. An examination showed that he was dead. He said nothing after going to his room.
            The body was removed to the undertaking establishment of John Byrd, colored, on the same street. It was prepared for burial and sent to Bailey’s old home at Darien yesterday. Bailey was well known among the longshoreman and was intending to return to work on the Rio Grande’s cargo this morning.

BAILEY, Jesse
15 July 1982; Camden County Tribune
researched

by Sue Saffold for The Crypt website

CARETAKER BAILEY DROWNS ON CUMBERLAND ISLAND

            One of Cumberland Island's residents, described by friends as a man who never had an enemy in his life, drowned Saturday while apparently attempting to return his boat to shore in Christmas Creek.
            Jesse Bailey, 63, who had lived on Cumberland for most of his life, was well known to visitors and residents of the island.
            He was frequently seen piloting his small motorboat along the shoreline or in the waters of Christmas Creek in search of fish and shellfish.
            Mr. Bailey was reported missing to the National Park Service when he went to retrieve his boat after the noon meal Saturday and did not return.
            "Bailey had gone out for oysters in the morning on Christmas Creek around the Williams' residence. The creek level on the mud flat was so low that he couldn't get his boat back in.
            After lunch he went back for the boat and apparently drowned," said Deputy Ricky Sirmon of the Camden County Sheriff's Department.
            Mr. Bailey's big black poodle Bushy alerted islanders to his master's disappearance when he showed up barking on the porch of George and Audra Merrow, also caretakers on the Candler estate.
            Bushy would not calm down, but continued to bark, so Merrow took the dog to the creek where Bushy showed Merrow the place Mr. Bailey had entered the creek.
            The body of the missing man was discovered about 9:40 a.m. Sunday following a search by officials of the Sheriff's Department, Department of Natural Resources and Cumberland Island Park Service, said Sirmon. Island residents Larry Miller and Carol Ruckdeschel found the body on an oyster bed.
            Following the transfer of the body to the mainland, the cause of death was determined to be as the result of accidental drowning, said Gil Kelley, deputy county coroner.
            "He was a colorful person and he will be missed," said Grover Henderson, of the man he described as his friend and the friend of everyone who met him.
            Henderson said that Mr. Bailey came to Cumberland Island in the 1930’s from Sapelo Island to help build the Candler House at High Point and stayed on as caretaker of the house.
            "He knew everyone who lived on the island from the Rockefellers and Carnegies on down.
            Jesse was one of the few people I've known that everyone liked. He never had an enemy and that's rare in the twentieth century," said Henderson.
            Known to many on the island for his gifts of clams, oysters and fish to those he liked, Mr. Bailey would often barter his catch with the residents of the island, trading for the things which he needed or wanted.
            "He knew more about fishing on Christmas Creek than any man on the island," said Henderson.
            A fishing trip with Mr. Bailey was described by the authors of Guale, the Golden Coast of Georgia, published in 1974.
            In a profile of Mr. Bailey, his skillful search for shellfish and lifestyle were described: "Jesse's real life is not lived in the society of men. His true home is not on land, but down in the salt marsh of Christmas Creek."

BAILOR, Ned
The Brunswick Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 19 December 1885 pg. 3 col. 1

DEATH OF NED BAILOR—VALUE OF CHARACTER IN THE HUMBLEST CITIZEN STRIKINGLY ILLUSTRATED

            On the 16th of December Ned Bailor died; on the 17th he was buried. Who was Ned Bailor?  A colored man of ripe old age, an [sic] humble worker, a member of the African Baptist church, of the colored Masonic and Benevolent societies; for years past a drayman on his own account, and engaged in this work when prostrated by his last illness.
            Truthful, hones, faithful, a leading singer in the church choir of his church, treasurer of benevolent societies organized among his people, he won and held the confidence of all, both white and black.
            During the war he was in the service with Mr. Wiggins, of Waynesville in the Fourth Georgia cavalry, acting as drummer. Since the organization of our military company he has been its drummer.
            At his funeral the colored Masons turned out in force, the church was crowded with people, the Brunswick Riflemen marched to the colored cemetery from the church and buried him with military honors. A more striking tribute to true worth in the humblest station was never known than this. It teaches to all, the highest and the humblest, the value of a worthy life, the certainty of its recognition everywhere and under all circumstances.

BAKER, Ella
The Brunswick News; Thursday 26 January 1978; pg. 2A col. 1

MRS. ELLA BAKER DIES IN JACKSONVILLE

            Mrs. Ella Baker died at the Riverside Convalescent Center in Jacksonville, Fla., Wednesday.
            She is survived by a nephew, Mr. Alphonsa Pierce of Los Angeles, Calif., and a niece, Mrs. Annie Mae Lemon of 700 T. Street in Brunswick.
            Funeral services will be announced later by the Brunswick Funeral Home.

The Brunswick News; Monday 30 January 1978; pg. 2A col. 8

BAKER FUNERAL SCHEDULED TUESDAY

            The funeral for Mrs. Ella Baker, 74, of Jacksonville, Fla., who died there Jan. 25, will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Payne Chapel AME Church.
            The Rev. D.D. Davenport will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Friends of the family and men of the church will be pallbearers.
            A native of Shellman Bluff, Mrs. Baker was a retired employee of the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad.
            She is survived by five sisters: Mrs. Mamie Grant and Mrs. Arintathal Spaulding of Brunswick; Mrs. Laura Holmes of Miami, Fla.; and Mrs. Charles Ethel Daniel and Mrs. Gladys Williams of New Jersey.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BAKER, James Edward Sr.
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 14 May 2002; pg. 4A col. 2

            James Edward Baker Sr. of Brunswick died Saturday at his residence.
            A memorial service was to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Baptist Church in Brunswick with the Rev. Michael B. Norris officiating.
            Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Baker of Brunswick; a son, James Baker Jr. of Jacksonville; five daughters, Carla A. Baker Hatcher of Jacksonville, Carol M. Baker Holston of Raleigh, S.C., Karen A. Wright Black of Baton Rouge, La., Sharon D. Baker Wright of Austell and Brenda Bennett of Boston; a sister, Albertha Baker Miller of Brunswick; six grandchildren and other family.
            Mr. Baker was a 1957 graduate of Risley High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Mr. Baker was Brunswick’s first black police officer serving 24 years. He held the ranks of captain patrol commander and retired as a deputy marshal in 1990.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BAKER, Monroe
The Darien News; 25 July 1996; pg. 4 cols. 3 & 4

            Funeral services for Monroe Baker of Savannah were held July 20, at New Hope Baptist Church, with burial in Lincoln Memorial Cemetery.
            Mr. Baker, 81, died July 15, at Candler Hospital in Savannah.
            The Darien native attended the public schools of McIntosh County and had lived in Savannah most of his life. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and the Plasterer’s Union. He was a carpenter, a plasterer and a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
            Surviving are a sister, Edith Underwood of Philadelphia, Pa.; a brother, John Baker of Schenectady, N.Y.; and a nephew and two nieces.
            Bynes-Royall Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

BAKER, William
The Brunswick News; Friday 22 June 1917; pg. 5 col. 2

COLORED MAN DEAD

            William Baker, a well known colored man, died Wednesday and was buried yesterday.  Baker was known as one of the best pilots in this port and held a United States license as master of steamboats.  Dropsy was the cause of his death.

 

BALDWIN, Alfred
The Brunswick News; Friday 7 June 1991; pg. 3A col. 3

FUNERAL SATURDAY FOR ALFRED BALDWIN

            The funeral for Alfred Baldwin, 93, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Spring Hill Baptist Church in the Brookman community with the Rev. Leroy Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Baldwin Cemetery, also in the Brookman community.
            Baldwin died June 5.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour before services.
            He is survived by a niece, Rita E. Baldwin of Culver City, Calif., and a cousin, Doris Avery Jones of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Beauford and Avedell Grant of Brunswick, with whom he was living.
            The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 tonight.
            Robert Cummings Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

BARNEMAN, Jake
The Brunswick News; Saturday 23 August 1997; pg. 3A col. 2

FUNERAL MONDAY FOR JAKE BARNEMAN

            The funeral for Jake Barneman, 83, of Brunswick will be 3 p.m. Monday at First Jordan Grove Baptist Church in Brunswick with burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            He died Wednesday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The family will receive visitors at the church from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
            Surviving are his wife, Redessa A.  Barneman of Brunswick; three daughters, Lutheria A. Roundtree of Trenton, N.J., Geraldine Wilson of Brunswick, and Patricia Cooper of Atlanta; three sons, Jake Barneman Jr. of Brooklyn, N.Y., Rayfield Barneman of Wilmington, Del., and Darryl Barneman of Brunswick; 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
            The McIntosh County native attended McIntosh schools and worked for Hercules Inc., the city of Brunswick and retired as a longshoreman.
            He was a member of First Jordan Grove Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and he was a member of the Jolly Sportsman Hunting Club of Jones.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BARNES, George Calhoun
The Brunswick News; March 1986

BARNES FUNERAL TO BE HELD HERE SATURDAY

            Services for George Calhoun Barnes, 87, of Brunswick, will be held Saturday [22 March 1986] at St. Athanasius Episcopal Church with interment in Greenwood Cemetery.
           Barnes died March 14 at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
            The Rev. Herman P. Stone will officiate the 1 p.m. service.
            Pallbearers will be Charlie Rogers, Frank Scriven, Clarence Spencer, Joseph I. Scriven, Steven Taylor, Johnny Wrice, Edgar Scriven and Barry Cross.
            The family will receive friends tonight at the funeral home from 7 until 8 o’clock.
            He is survived by his wife, Mary S. Barnes of Brunswick; four daughters, Roberta Taylor of Kaiser Slautern, Germany, Betty Lawery of Bronx, N.Y., Alice S. Rogers of Brunswick and Debra Wrice of Clarksville, Tenn.; one son, Charlie Rogers of Richmond Hill; two brothers, Jasper S. Barnes of St. Simons and William B. Barnes of Frederick, Md.; one sister Creola B. Belton of Brunswick; 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
            Barnes was a life long resident of Glynn County.  He was retired from employment with H and H Service Department and as a part-time driver with Murphy Taxi Service.  He was also a member of St. Athanasius Episcopal Church.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

BARNWELL, Charlotte (Stafford)
The Brunswick Times Advertiser; 11 May 1896; pg. 1 col. 4

ENTERED INTO REST—Tribute of a Glynn County Lady to an Estimable Colored Woman.

            On Tuesday, May 5, Charlotte Barnwell, colored, wife of Nicholas Barnwell, Sr. died at the home of her niece near Waynesville, aged 70 years, and amid a large assembly of relatives and friends.  All that is mortal was laid to rest by the side of her husband the following Thursday.  The casket was freighted with beautiful flowers, contributed by friends, both white and colored, for all respected and loved “Aunt Charlotte.”
            For forty years she had been a dutiful member of the Baptist church, and her life was so upright and true we all feel she was fully prepared to meet her God.  In her death not only her relatives, but the community at large has sustained a great loss.  A nurse by profession, she spent the greater part of her useful life at the bedside of the sick, and there are countless numbers of both colors who have received her faithful services.—A FRIEND.

 

BATES, Elizabeth (Alexander) Singleton
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 6 May 1986; pg. 3 col. 6

BATES FUNERAL TO BE HELD HERE TOMORROW

            Services for Elizabeth Bates will be held on Wednesday at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church with interment in Salem Cemetery in Sterling.
            Mrs. Bates died May 2 in the Candler Hospital in Savannah.
            The Rev. H.P. Stone will officiate the 5 p.m. service.
            Active pallbearers will be Theodore Nobles Sr., Alfred Nobles Sr., Phillip Nobles, Paul Nobles, Theodore Nobles Jr. and Finley Sheffield. Her grand-nephews will serve as honorary pallbearers.
            She is survived by one daughter, Annie Riley of Brunswick, one grandchild, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
            Mrs. Bates was a native of Glynn County and was a member of the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church. She was a retired school teacher.
            Hall and Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BECKLEY, Irene (Dart)
The Brunswick News; Friday 11 July 1980; pg. 2A col. 4

BECKLEY SERVICES WILL BE SATURDAY

            The funeral for Mrs. Irene Dart Beckley, of Habersham Street who died suddenly at her residence Tuesday morning will be held Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Frist Bryant Baptist Church with burial to follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
            The Rev. J.F. Mann will officiate.
            She was a life-long resident of Glynn County and a member of the First Bryant Baptist Church.
            She is survived by one son, Christopher Beckley of Brunswick; five sisters, Mrs. Aretha Lang, Mrs. Ether [sic] Baldwin, Ms. Ernestine Dart, and Mrs. Virgie Tukes, all of Brunswick and Mrs. Norene Page of Newark, N.J.; two brothers, Earl Dart and Freddie Dart, both of Brunswick; two grandchildren, three aunts, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
            Pallbearers are the nephews, Ben Gibbons, Sammy Griffin, Herbert James, Jack Mincey, Willie Smiley, and Ned Daniels. Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of the church.
            Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BECKMAN, Essie

The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, GA); Sunday 22 October 1893; pg. 16 col. 4

FIVE DIE IN ONE DAY—The Death Wagon Rattles O’er the Streets from Morn Till Night—MINISTERS HURRY FROM BED TO BED—Messengers Wait at the Doors to Summon Them from One Chamber of Death to Another—The Pestilence Spreads.

            Brunswick, Ga., October 21.—(Special.)—Death did its work today, and tonight, beneath the sod in Oak Grove cemetery, five victims of the yellow plague sleep within its arms.  Three more are beyond the power of earthly skill to save.  Down Brunswick’s streets today the dead wagon moved rapidly, carrying the unfortunates to the graves that awaited them.  Back and forth the wagon passed, and as one grave was filled another was dug beside it.  The ministers, from early dawn, drove rapidly to the bedsides of their people; but their prayers could not save the lives they so anxiously watched passing away.  As the breath left the body of one, a messenger stood at the door waiting to direct the ministers to another.  They were powerless to save, and could only pray.  Noble, self-sacrificing ministers, He above alone knows all the good work they have done today.  As the newspaper men hurried fro house to house, getting a list of the dead and dying, they, at least, saw something of their labors.  The ministers of Brunswick, known now throughout the land, can die, should it be ordered, with the consciousness that they labored through famine, pestilence and death for their people’s sake, and at the throne of God, when their time comes, none can doubt, who knows their work, the reward that will await them.  In the golden book, the names of Thompson, Cook, Hennessey, Winn and Perry will shine with a light that cannot be dimmed, for their record is one of noble deeds.  C.W.D.

DYING RAPIDLY—The Pestilence Breaks Its Previous Records at Brunswick

            Brunswick, Ga., October 21.—There were officially reported today five deaths and forty-nine new cases, the record breaker of the epidemic.  The dead on the list are:  Whites—Burr Winton, Herman Grundy, Alexander Pritchard and Mrs. Oberlauter.
            At 9:30 o’clock tonight William C. Weed died.  He was a victim of imprudent nursing.  His nurse, through feeling for the man begging for food, like all yellow fever patients do, gave him, against the physician’s orders, some nourishing food.  He might have been saved had this not been done.
            The new cases are:  Whites, in Brunswick, 7; Hilda Poulsen, Bessie Firth, Samuel Silverstein, W.A. Line, Thomas Mulligan, F. McC. Brown and Mrs. Currie.
            Whites, on St. Simon’s, 3—Thomas Lambright, Monroe Lambright and Mrs. Taylor, making the total new cases of whites 10.
            To the official lists of deaths should be added one that occurred this afternoon, Lytton Hazelhurst, a negro boy on North Amherst street.
            Besides this a negro child, Pinkie Wilson, died and her death certificate, issued October 18th by Dr. Robert Hazelhurst, read:  “Cause of death, yellow fever; dead before physician reported her.”  This death, although occurring three days ago, has never been reported.
            This makes a total of seven yellow fever deaths that should be counted today.  Two others are hourly expected to die, Ernest George and Adolph Lavine.  There is no possible hope for them.  Two other deaths occurred today, Essie Beckman, a negro child, and Mrs. Scranton, but neither from yellow fever.
            The warm weather following the few days of rain and the cool spell has brought the disease rapidly to the front.  There are now 258 under treatment, 60 white and 198 colored.  The outlook is not cheering for twenty-five days yet.  When the dread of famine seems to be disappearing and the people are breathing easier deaths roll up and the fever increases alarmingly.
            One new case is reported at Jesup today, a son of R.W. Tindall, white.
            Four patients were discharged.  Six are now under treatment.

 

BELL, Wesley
The Brunswick News; Monday 6 January 1936; pg. 8 col. 3

90-YEAR-OLD NEGRO KNEELS IN PRAYER AS HIS LIFE ENDS

            Wesley Bell, 90-year-old negro, was deeply religious.
            Even in his declining years his religion was his greatest activity.
            Unable to do manual labor and earn his livelihood, Father Time pauperized the aged negro.  He became a ward of the city poor house.
            From slavery days in the ante-bellum days, “Old Wesley” never shunned his religion and his prayers.
            Early yesterday the feeble darkey went about his daily routine in the poor house and about 8 o’clock in the morning kneeled by the side of his bed to offer prayers to his Maker.
            There he was found a short time later—his head leaning on the bed, his arms outstretched—kneeling where he uttered his final mortal words with God—dead!
            He died as he would have had it—on his knees praying to his Almighty.
            A Christian, but a pauper, the former slave will be given a decent, but simple burial in pauper’s field.

 

Old Uncle BILLY
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 1, No. 39; Wednesday 29 December 1875; pg. 1, col. 2

Killed

        A number of Negroes on St. Simons Island were spending last Friday night (Dec. 24, 1875) in religious exercises at the house of one of their number- Old Uncle Billy. Early the next morning a drunken fellow from another part of the Island entered and disturbed the meeting. The old man, in trying to put him out, was thrown to the floor, and stamped in the breast, which caused his death soon after.

 

BLOODWORTH, John Nathaniel
The Brunswick News; Thursday 16 September 1993; pg. 3A col. 6

JOHN BLOODWORTH SR. FUNERAL FRIDAY

            The funeral for John N. Bloodworth Sr. of Carneghan will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Carneghan Emanuel Baptist Church with burial in King Cemetery.
            He died Saturday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Surviving are two daughters, Rosa L. Young and Gladys White, both of Carneghan, two sons, John Bloodworth Jr. of Carneghan and William Bloodworth of Savannah; three sisters, Alethia Murphy of Brunswick, Elizabeth Mosley and Arlene Robinson, both of Philadelphia; 20 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.
            The Brunswick native had lived in Carneghan most of his life. He was a retired school bus driver.
            Bloodworth was a member of Carneghan Emanuel Baptist Church, where he was treasurer, and the Hudson Home Society and was president of the Christian Fellowship Society.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BLOODWORTH, William James
The Brunswick News; Saturday 29 May 1976; pg. 2 col. 8

W.J. BLOODWORTH SUCCUMBS MONDAY

            William James Bloodworth, 64, of 1605 London Street died Monday at the Medical Arts Center. He was a native of Brunswick.
            Survivors include a brother, John Bloodworth of Meridian; four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Mosley, Mrs. Alene Robinson of Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. Alethia Murphy and Mrs. Maedell Wilcox of Brunswick; and other friends and relatives.
            Funeral services were held today at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the Brunswick Funeral Home with the Rev. T.N. Hercules officiating.
            Interment followed in Greenwood Cemetery.

BLUE, Fuller
The Brunswick News; Friday 26 November 1992; pg. 3A col. 4

FULLER BLUE FUNERAL SATURDAY

            The funeral for Fuller Blue of Brunswick will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. E.C. Tillman officiating.  Burial will be in Blue Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be deacons and trustees of Shiloh Baptist Church.  Honorary pallbearers are employees of Hercules Inc. and Georgia Pacific Corp.
            Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Campbell Blue of Brunswick; a son, Fuller Blue Jr. of Brunswick; two sisters, Oliva [sic] Staten of Washington, D.C., and Lillie Williams of Brunswick; tow grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
            The Brunswick native was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and was a retired laborer for Hercules.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

BLUE, Gindy
The Savannah Tribune; Saturday 17 June 1916; pg. 4 col. 2

            Mrs. Gindy Blue, and aged citizen died last Thursday.  Mrs. Blue was 95 years old and had lived in Brunswick practically all of her life.  She is survived by one sister.  The community joins the sister in her hour of sorrow.

 

BLUE, Gorum
The Brunswick News; Friday 12 October 1979; pg. 2A col. 7

GORUM BLUE DIES AT LOCAL HOSPITAL

            Gorum Blue, 70, of 12 McIntyre Court died Monday at the Brunswick hospital.
            Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Collins Funeral Home with the Rev. E.L. Hart officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
            He was a livelong [sic] resident of Glynn County and retired. The active pallbearers will be the men of his family.

The Brunswick News; Saturday 13 October 1979; pg. 2A col. 6

GORUM BLUE SURVIVORS OMITTED

            Survivors omitted from the death notice of Gorum Blue yesterday are, four daughters, Mrs. Mary B. Phillips of Fitzgerald, Ms. Clara Blue, Mrs. Roberta Merrick, and Mrs.  Dorothy Collins, all of New York City; three sisters, Mrs. Retha Hammond, Mrs. Maggie Bell, and Mrs. Carrie Dart, all of Brunswick; 11 grandchildren, 15-great-grandchildren, eight nieces, two nephews, and several other relatives.
            Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BLUE, Leona (Baker)
The Brunswick News; Thursday 12 February 1981; pg. 2A col. 3

SERVICES SATURDAY FOR LEONA B. BLUE

            Services for Leona Baker Blue, 48, who died Feb. 9 at the Brunswick Hospital will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Magnolia Chapel of the Brunswick Funeral Home with the Rev. E. Lewis Brogsdale officiating.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
            She was a native of Brunswick and a member of the Zion Baptist Church.
            She is survived by two daughters, Paula B. Duncan and Joyce B. young, both of Brunswick; three brothers, Richard Baker of Louisiana and James Baker and Willie Baker of Brunswick; a sister, Alberta Miller of Brunswick and one grandchild.
            Pallbearers will be Al Buggs, Sam Sullivan, Alfred Wrice, Oren Wrice, Willie Wrice and Ozell Wrice.  Honorary pallbearers will be the class of 1952 to 1953.
            The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 Friday evening.  Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge.

 

The Brunswick News; Friday 13 February 1981; pg. 2A col. 4

SURVIVOR OMITTED—Paul Blue, the husband of Mrs. Leona Baker Blue who died Feb. 9, was inadvertently omitted from an obituary published Thursday in The News.  Services for Mrs. Blue will be Saturday at 3 p.m.

 

BLUE, William McKinley
The Brunswick News; Friday 8 May 1998; pg. 3A col. 5

WILLIAM M. BLUE SERVICE SATURDAY

        The funeral for William McKinley Blue, 80, of Brunswick will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Elder J.E. Bethea officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
        He died May 2 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
        The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service. The procession will depart from 2801 Mimosa Road.
        Surviving is a son, Charles E. Blue of Brunswick; an aunt; and several other relatives.
        Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

BROAD, Caroline
Brunswick Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 19 September 1885; pg. 6 col. 2

            Caroline Broad, an aged colored woman of this city, died this week. She was one of the old regime, and was respected by all who knew her. She leaves children, grandchildren and great-grand-children.

 

BROOKS, Henrietta
The Brunswick News; Friday 7 July 2017; pg. 6A col. 1

HENRIETTA BROOKS

            Henrietta Brooks, of Brunswick, died Monday at Southeast Georgia Health System.
            The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Living Waters Christian International Worship Center, 1010 Amherst St., with Pastor Darrell West officiating.
            Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. today at R.L. Jones and Sons Funeral Home.
            R.L. Jones and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

BROWN, Carolyn (Butler)
The Brunswick News; Friday 7 July 2017; pg. 6A col. 3

            Carolyn Butler Brown, of Atlanta, and formerly of California, and Darien, passes away June 28, 2017, in Atlanta.
            The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First African Baptist Church in Darien, with burial to follow in Upper Mill Cemetery.
            The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church.
            Viewing will be from 1-6 p.m. Friday at Darien Funeral Home.
            She is survived by her son, David T. Butler; and siblings, Margie B. Washington, Debra Butler and Randolph Butler Jr.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

BROWN, Carolyn E. “Tina”
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 10 April 1990; pg. 3A col. 6

BROWN FUNERAL TO BE WEDNESDAY

            The funeral for Carolyn E. “Tina” Brown, 25, of Brunswick will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the House of Issachar Church, 2625 Reynolds St., with the Rev. Elizabeth Castle-James officiating.
            Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.  Ms. Brown died Thursday at Savannah’s Memorial Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be Darryl Holmes, Ronald Green, Tony Green, Kelvin Orr, Tiney Green Jr., and Michael Allen.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.
            The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight.
            The family will be at the residence of Lucy M. Holmes, 204 Dartmoor [sic] Homes.
            She is survived by her father, Roy Brown Sr. of Brunswick; four daughters, Jessica Owens, LaToya Owens, Tiara Brown and Dominique Brown, all of Brunswick; six sisters, Liela Houze, Lucy M. Holmes, Ann H. Cash, and Janet “Tiny” Tripp, all of Brunswick, and Betty Jones of St. Simons Island and Mary Orr of Macon; a brother, Arthur Holmes of Brunswick; a half-sister, Sylvia Brown of New York; three half-brothers, Henry Brown of South Carolina, Roy Brown Jr. of New York and Louie Sims of Atlanta; her maternal grandmother Marietta Copeland of Talbotton; three aunts, several nieces and nephews and other relatives.
            Ms. Brown was a lifelong resident of Brunswick.
            Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

BROWN, Elizabeth
The City Gazette & Daily Advertiser (Charleston, SC); Tuesday 12 June 1798; pg. 3 col. 2


            Died, at Port Royal, Jamaica, on the 1st May last, Elizabeth Brown, a black woman, at the very advanced age of 124 years.

BROWN, Willie James "Steamboat"
The Brunswick News; Friday 1 August 1986

FUNERAL TOMORROW FOR W.J. BROWN

        The funeral for Willie James "Steamboat" Brown of the Dock Junction Community will be held Saturday in the chapel of the Collins' Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
        Brown died July 28 at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
        The Rev. M.C. Denegal will officiate the 3 p.m. services.
        Pallbearers will be nephews of the deceased.
        The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 until 8 tonight.
        Brown is survived by a sister, Adell Smith of Brunswick; an aunt Mary Way of Brunswick; an uncle Russell Broady of Blackshear; a cousin Louis Smith of Brunswick, with whom he lived; six nieces, five nephews and other relatives.
        Brown was a native of Pierce County but raised in Glynn County. He later lived in Florida for 20 years and returned to Glynn County more than 30 years ago. He was retired.
        Collins' Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

 

BRYAN, Margaret (Clark) Carter
The Savannah Tribune; Saturday 5 July 1913; pg. 4 col. 3

A SAD DEATH AT BRUNSWICK, GA.

            On last Friday night June 27th, many hearts were filled with sorrow, when the news of Mrs. Maggie Bryan’s death were heard.  A more beautiful life has never lived.  A pious, consistent christian, always ready to defend the church of God; a friend who never betrayed a trust; a loving mother, who tenderly watched over and prayed for her fatherless children.  She was twice a widow, her first husband, Mr. James Carter, brother of Mr. H.B. Garnett, died leaving her with three small children, whom she carefully reared and today they are filing places of trust.  Her second husband, Rev. J.C. Bryan, died several years ago, and left her with two little girls, who have been cared for and educated by their two brothers, William and James Carter, two of the most dutiful sons and brothers that ever lived.  Their good deeds will ever be remembered, and their examples shining lights for others to follow.  The funeral took place from the First Baptist Church.  The pastor, Rev. John Williams, spoke in beautiful words to a vast audience; he was assisted by Rev. Ford of Bethel Church, Jacksonville, Fla., Rev. S. Roberts and Rev. Fisher.  To mourn her loss are five children, Prof. W.M. Carter, President, Topeka N. and I. College, Topeka, Kans.; James G. Carter, Consular to Madagascar; Mrs. Maggie Carter Lewis, Misses Nita and Edna Bryan, two brothers, Mr. C.A. Clark, Mr. Wm. Clark, three sisters, Mrs. I.M. Jones, Mrs. Julia Robinson, Mrs. Ellie Moore, a devoted aunt, Mrs. Corine Delaney and many other relatives and friends.  Death is sad! but theirs is [sic] comfort in the words of the poet:
            Come ye disconsolate, wher’er ye languish;
                        Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel,
            Here bring your wounded heart;
                        There tell your anguish,
            Earth has no sorrow,
                        That heaven cannot heal.

A Friend.

 

BUGGS, John Wesley  (Dr.)
The Brunswick News; Monday 25 May 1942; pg. 8 col. 3

NEGRO PHYSICIAN DIED YESTERDAY

            Dr. John Wesley Buggs, well known local colored physician, passed away at his home Sunday afternoon after a long illness.
            Dr. Buggs, who was a son-in-law of the late Chas. A. Clark, was born in Brunswick and practiced medicine here for a number of years.  He is survived by his wife, five children, three grandchildren and a number of other relatives.
            Funeral services will be held at 5 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the First A.B. church, under the direction of Hall’s Funeral Home.

 

BUGGS, Willie Lorraine (Atkinson)
The Brunswick News; Monday 20 March 1967; pg. 8 col. 6

RISLEY LIBRARIAN DIES IN HOSPITAL; RITES WEDNESDAY

            Mrs. Willie L. Buggs, Risley High School librarian, died Saturday at the Baptist Hospital in Miami, where she had been a patient for some three weeks.
            A native of Camden County, Mrs. Boggs [sic] was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Clement E. Atkinson. During her early childhood, the family moved to Brunswick.
            Educated in the public school system of Glynn County, Morris Brown College and Atlanta University, Mrs. Buggs was the holder of an M.A. degree in library science, and had served as librarian at the high school since 1943.
            At the time of her death, she was pursuing further studies at the University of Miami during the summer months.
            Survivors are six brothers, four sisters, a daughter, and four grandchildren.
            Funeral services will be held at First African Baptist Church on Amherst Street Wednesday at 4 p.m., with the Rev. W.G. Griffin, the Rev. E.C. Tillman, the Rev. J.C. Hope, and the Rev. F.T. Martin officiating.
            The body will remain at the church from 2 p.m. until time for the service.

BURKE, Rev. Abram
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 1, No. 31; Wednesday 3 November 1875; pg. 1, col. 3

        Rev. Abram Burke, colored, formerly of this city, died in Brunswick last week. Darien Gazette (The Darien Gazette reported his name as BECK)
        The Gazette is in error in name. Rev. Abram Burke, colored, died here recently from effects of an injury received in being thrown from a buggy.

 

BURNEY, Asa Allen
Obit from personal family file

            Asa A. Burney was born in Glynn county, Georgia, December 8, 1838, and died at Jacksonville, Florida, January 9, 1922, aged eighty-three years, one month and one day.
            The deceased spent the most of his life in Glynn county, Georgia, except a few years in Texas and Florida. In 1859 he was married to Caroline Elizabeth Stafford, who passed away September 18, 1907. To them was born seven boys and three girls. Six boys and two girls still survive, as follows: S.A. Burney, R.B. Burney, A.J. Burney, I.K. Burney, and Mrs. T.A. Ford, of Brunswick; E.A. Burney, Jacksonville, Fla.; W.J. Burney, Spartanburg, S.C.; Mrs. D.J. Brinson, Live Oak, Fla. Besides the immediate family, a host of friends and other relatives re left to mourn his departure.
            Mr. Burney devoted most of his life to farming and stock raising, and was one of the best farmers in this section. He was a Confederate veteran, being a member of the Fourth Georgia Cavalry, during the war, and was noted for his deeds of bravery and heroism. He was deeply interested in the annual reunions and attended this gathering every year. He was converted to Christ about thirty years ago, under the preaching of Rev. W.A. Jordan and Rev. J.T. Butler, and has since been a consistent member of the Advent Christian church. He believed in the resurrection of the dead at the coming of Christ, and died in this glorious hope. He was a man of patriotism, integrity and honor, standing loyally for principles of truth and righteousness. His large family of noble children is a splendid testimony of his worth as a citizen and a Christian gentleman.

“He sleeps! And his sleep is a deep quiet calm,
            Unruffled by sorrow and care;
From labor and conflict and turmoil he’s free
            And rest—perfect rest, is his share.

“He sleeps! From the surges of life he is free.
            No waves beat on that tranquil shore.
He sank to repose with a well-grounded hope.
           
Of a glorious life evermore.”

            The deceased was brought to Brunswick on January ninth. Funeral services were held at the Advent Christian church, January eleventh, at three p.m., the writer speaking to the large company of loved ones and sorrowing friends, from 2nd Timothy 4:7-8, after which interment was made at Palmetto cemetery.

EDWIN C. HARDISON, Pastor

Brunswick, Georgia
January 4, 1922.

CAMPBELL, John
The Brunswick Call; Thursday 24 February 1898; pg. 1 col. 6

HORRIBLE DEATH OF COLORED MAN—John Campbell Killed on the Southern Railway—THE UNFORTUNATE MAN MANGLED—Both Legs Cut Off and Hurt Internally—Expired Half Hour After Accident.

            John Campbell, a deaf and dumb negro, employed by the Hilton & Dodge Lumber Company, at the Cypress Mills in this city, was run over and killed by a Southern Railway train last night.
            Campbell, it seems, was drunk, and tried to crawl under the cars just in front of Marks’ store on Bay street.
            The cars were moving and caught him, dragging him several hundred feet.  His cries attracted attention and finally the train stopped and the man was carried to his home on south Albany street where he died in a few minutes.

 

CANADY, Mildred Ruby (Holmes) Jordan
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 7 September 1994; pg. 3A col. 6

SERVICE THURSDAY FOR MILDRED J. CANADY

            The funeral for Mildred Jordan Canady, 79, of Meridian will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at Elm Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. J.J. Thomas officiating. Burial will follow in Hudson Cemetery.
            She died Sept. 1 at St. Joseph Hospital in Omaha, Neb.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service.
            Pallbearers will be the grandsons.
            Surviving are her husband, D.C. Canady of Meridian; two daughters, Gloria Bloodworth of Carnigan and Bertha L. McKnight of Meridian; a stepdaughter, Lucille Reid of Irvington, N.J.; two sons, Tommie Jordan Jr. of Omaha and Earl Jordan of Brunswick; three stepsons, Michael Canady of Brunswick, Bruce Canady of Irvington and Erwin Canady of Albany, N.Y.; 21 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren.
            A native of McIntosh County, she was a homemaker and a member of Elm Grove Baptist Church, where she served as musician. She also served as musician for several other churches.
            Mrs. Canady was a life member of Valentine Chapter 294 Order of the Eastern Star and Sister Aid Society and served as secretary for the Advisory Council on Aging in Brunswick.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

CARROLL, Earl
The Brunswick News; Friday 2 October 1992; pg. 3A col. 5

EARL CARROLL FUNERAL SATURDAY

            The funeral for Earl Carroll of Brunswick will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Greater Hall Temple with the Rev. G. Bobby Hall officiating.  Burial will be in First A.B. Churchyard cemetery in Fancy Bluff.
            Carroll died Tuesday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be members of the U.S. Army.  Honorary pallbearers will be Clifford Brown, Joe Edward, Bernard Woodard, T. Curry, and Jimmy Beasley.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to services.
            Surviving are his wife, Mary Baker Carroll of Brunswick; his mother, Rubelle Hopkins Carroll of Brunswick; four sons, Keith Carroll, Kenneth Carroll, Ernest Carroll and Todd Carroll, all of Brunswick; a stepson, Cleo Vinson Jr. of Brunswick; three daughters, Sheila Williams of Waverly, Cheryl Jones and Michelle Carroll, both of Brunswick; two brothers, Jacob Carroll and Roy Carroll, both of Brunswick; three sisters, Harriet Drummund, Gwendolyn Mutcherson, and Sharon Drummond, all of Brunswick; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
            The Glynn County native was a member of Greater Hall Temple and was a retired machine operator for Georgia Pacific.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

CARROLL, Rubelle (Hopkins)
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 14 May 2002; pg. 4A col. 2

        Rubelle Hopkins Carroll, 88, of Brunswick died May 9 at the local hospital.
        The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Greater Hall Temple Church of God in Christ with the Revs. M.C. Denegal and G. Bobby Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the First African Baptist Churchyard Cemetery in Fancy Bluff.
        Pallbearers are grandsons and officers of the church and the mission union.
        The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Prudence Hall Chapel of Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home.
        Surviving are two sons, Jacob Carroll Sr. and Roy M. Carroll, both of Fancy Bluff; three daughters, Harriet Weston, Gwendolyn Muchison and Sharon Drummond, all of Brunswick; a sister, Beatrice Haywood of Waverly, 33 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
        A native of Glynn County, Mrs. Carroll was an usher of the church and Missionary Society member. She was a homemaker and a member of the First African Baptist Church in Fancy Bluff.

 

CARTER, Curtis Jr.
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 14 May 2002; pg. 4A col. 3

        Curtis Carter Jr. of Ardick died May 8 in Crescent.
        The funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the First African Baptist Church in Meridian with the Rev. Garfield Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Hudson Cemetery.
        Pallbearers are Mitchell Armstrong, Eric Lemon, Grovea Simpson, Joseph Cummings, Donal Simpson and Caesar Pinkney.
        The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Darien Funeral Home.
        Surviving are his wife, Tracie Carter; daughters, Morgan J. Carter and Magan M. Carter; sons, Keotta L. Taylor, Curtis T. Carter and Daniel J. Carter; mother, Bertha Lee McKnight of Meridian; father, Curtis Carter Sr. of Meridan; sister, Chrishonda Grant; brothers, Thomas Carter, Terry Carter, Jamie Taylor, Marcus Carter and Jahmal Carter; grandmother, Dorothy Campbell of Meridan; and grandfather, D.C. Canady of Meridian.
        A native of McIntosh County, Mr. Carter was a truck driver and a member of the First African Baptist Church.

 

CARTER, James M.
The Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA); Tuesday 15 November 1887; pg. 1 col. 4

KILLING IN BRUNSWICK

            BRUNSWICK, GA., Nov. 14.—John Burns, white, to-day shot and instantly killed J.M. Carter, a colored barber.  Burns lost some money in the bath room and charged Carter with taking it, whereupon the latter drew a knife.  Burns was arrested.

 

CASH, Elnora (Lynch)
The Brunswick News; Friday 28 January 2000; pg. 4A col. 1

ELNORA CASH

        Elnora Lynch Cash, 80, of Brunswick, died Monday at the local hospital.
        The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Rising Daughter Baptist Church with the Rev. B.T. Smith officiating. Burial will be in the First African Baptist Churchyard Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services.
        Pallbearers will be the grandsons and the officers of the Church.
        Surviving are two sons, Willie C. Cash, Sr. of Brunswick and Ivey McKinsey Cash, Sr. of Dale City, Va., a daughter Ernestine Vinson of Brunswick, a brother John Southall, Sr. of Brunswick, nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
        A native of Glynn County, Ms. Cash was a member of Rising Daughter Baptist Church and Brookman Seniors. She was a retired housekeeper.
        Hall Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

CASTRO, John
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 2, No. 31; Wednesday 24 January 1877; pg. 3, col. 1

        John Castro, an old African Negro, who had lived in this county for many years, died last Sunday (Jan. 21, 1876) at the ripe old age of about 100 years.

 

CHAMBLESS, Elizabeth “Gallie” (Polite)
The Brunswick News; Friday 14 January 1994; pg. 3A col. 3

ELIZABETH CHAMBLISS FUNERAL SATURDAY

            The funeral for Elizabeth “Gallie” Polite Chambliss, 78, of Brunswick will be at noon Saturday at Prudence Hall Chapel at Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. Anderson Jones officiating. Burial will be in Broadfield Cemetery in the Needwood community.
            She died Jan. 9 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be Charlie Bess, Jr., Elijah Bess, William B. Lewis, Bobby Hayes, Alfred Grab Jr., Kenneth Lewis, and Willie Murray Jr.
            Honorary pallbearers are Charlie Bess Sr., Raymond Harris, James Powell Sr., Clarence Harris, James Polite and Malcolm Harris.
            Surviving are a brother, William Polite of Brunswick; and four nieces and five nephews.
            The Glynn County native was a member of Needwood Baptist Church and was retired.

CHAMBLISS, Thomas D.
The Brunswick News; Friday 4 January 2013; pg. 4A col. 2

            Thomas D. Chambliss, 59, died Friday at Southeast Georgia Health System.
            Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Greater Jerusalem Baptist Church, 1504 M Street.  Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. until the service begins Saturday at the church.
            R.L. Jones and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

CHERRY, Fannie Mae (Murphy)
The Brunswick News; Friday 19 September 1986; pg. 3A col. 4

CHERRY FUNERAL TO BE HELD HERE SATURDAY

            The funeral for Fannie Mae Murphy Cherry of St. Simons Island will be held Saturday at Emanuel Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Gould Cemetery on St. Simons Island.
            Mrs. Cherry died Sept. 16 at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
            The Rev. R.J. Leggett will officiate at the 3 p.m. services. The body will be brought to the church one hour before the service.
            Pallbearers will be Thomas Ramsey, Jasper Barnes, Sammie Scott, Earnest Williams and other friends of the family.
            Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the church.
            She is survived by a niece, Janie B. Johnson of St. Simons, a step-daughter, Christine Cherry Mazeke of Paramount, Calif., and two step-grandchildren.
            A member of the Emanuel Baptist Church, Mrs. Cherry was a native of St. Simons Island. She was a member of Eastern Star and was a retired school teacher.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

COHEN, Ruth (Bennett?)
The Brunswick News; Friday 13 April 1990; pg. 3 col. 3

COHEN FUNERAL TO BE SATURDAY

            Services for Ruth B. Cohen will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Needwood Baptist Church with interment in Youth Estate Cemetery.
            Active pallbearers will be Clarance Harris, Johnnie W. Crooks III, Michael R. Crooks, John Jenkins, Jack T. Styles and Christopher O’Zell.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services. The family will receive friends at the Robert Cummings Mortuary tonight from 7 to 8 o’clock. The funeral procession will leave from the home of Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Crook of Needwood.
            Mrs. Cohen, who died April 6, is survived by three daughters, Lucy R. Harris of New York, N.Y., and Katie V. Crooks and Rebecca Styles of Brunswick; three sons, Nathaniel O’Zell, Harold O’Zell and Emanuel O’Zell, all of Brunswick; 23 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and other relatives.
            She was a native of Savannah and a member of Needwood Baptist Church. She was the widow of George W. Cohen.
            Robert Cummings Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

COHEN, Sol
The Brunswick News; Thursday 7 November 1912; pg. 1 col. 3

NEGRO WORKMAN DROWNED—Sol Cohen, Employed at Terminals, Falls from Lighter.

            Sol Cohen, a negro employed by the Clyde Steamship company at the A., B. & A. terminals, fell from a lighter Tuesday night and was drowned.
            Cohen was loading lumber and in some manner fell or was knocked overboard.  The body has not been recovered.

 

The Brunswick News; Tuesday 12 November 1912; pg. 12 (or 8) col. 2

BODY FOUND—The body of Sol Cohen, the young negro drowned at the terminals last Tuesday night, was found floating in the river yesterday.  As his death was accidental no inquest was held, the Clyde Line, by which he was employed, paying funeral expenses.

 

COHEN, Walter
The Brunswick News Thursday 10 August 1911; pg. 1 col. 5

NEGRO KILLED BY RUNAWAY HORSE—While Driving in Country Walter Cohen Meets an Untimely Death.

            A swarm of yellow jackets attacking a horse indirectly caused the untimely death of Walter Cohen, a negro in the employ of Henry E. Taylor near Southern Junction, last Tuesday afternoon.
            The horse and buggy were hired by J.W. Walker to inspect some timber land near this city, and together with another man spent Tuesday morning on a tour of inspection.  While passing through some underbrush, the horse disturbed a large nest of yellow jackets and made a desperate attempt to shake off his tormentors.  The frantic efforts of the animal caused the buggy to be smashed against a tree and both men were thrown to the ground.  Fortunately neither was hurt.
            Cohen, who saw the animal’s distress, made an attempt to quite the horse, catching hold of the bridle.  Hundreds of yellow jackets then began to attack the negro and in his efforts to protect himself the horse turned and kicked the negro in the stomach.  He died in great agony several hours later.
            Cohen was a faithful colored employee.  He leaves a widow and six young children.  He was buried at Freedman’s Rest yesterday afternoon.

 

CUMMINGS, Idella
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 20 September 2017; pg. 6A col. 4

            Idella L. Cummings died Sept. 14 at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
            A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Union Cemetery on St. Simons Island.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

CUMMINGS, Ursaline
The Brunswick News; Friday 14 November 1997; pg. 3A col. 5

URSALINE CUMMINGS SERVICE MONDAY

            Ursaline Cummings of Brunswick died Monday at Jesup Health and Rehab Center.
            The funeral was to be 1 p.m. today at St. John Baptist Church with the Rev. Edward J. Williams officiating.  Burial was to follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.  Pallbearers were to be great-nephews Ronald Bell, Wesley Collier, Lester Drayton, William Coleman, Keith Carroll and Daniel Williams.  Honorary pallbearers were to be deacons of the church.
            Surviving is a sister, Willie Netha Gray.
            She was a native of Brunswick and a member of St. John Baptist Church.  She was a beautician.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

CURRY, J.J.
The Brunswick News; Monday 24 November 1947; pg. 8 col. 6

FATHER OF LOCAL RESIDENTS DIES

            J.J. Curry, 89, father of C.K. Curry of this city, and J.H. Curry of Fancy Bluff, passed away yesterday at McWilliams, Ala.  The two local sons, accompanied by Mrs. J.H. Curry, are in McWilliams to attend the funeral, which will be held this afternoon.
            Besides his two local sons, Mr. Curry is survived by four other sons.

 

CUTHBERT, Bessie Mae
The Brunswick News; Friday 8 May 1998; pg. 3A col. 5

BESSIE MAE CUTHBERT DIES WEDNESDAY

        Bessie Mae Cuthbert, 73, of Carneghan passed away Wednesday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
        The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Carneghan Emanuel Baptist Church, with burial to follow at King Cemetery.
        The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight at Darien Funeral Home in Darien.
        Surviving are eight daughters, Mary E. Hill of Darien, Linda M. Washington of Springdale, Md., Emily Haynes of Brooklyn, N.Y., Kate Cuthbert of Orangeburg, S.C., Lillie N. VanHolten and Yvonne M. Cuthbert, both of Decatur, Luvenia Cuthbert of Annmore, W. Va., and Brenda McCaskill of West Chester, Ohio; two sons, Johnny Cuthbert Jr. and Henry L. Cuthbert, both of Alexandria, Va.; and four brothers, Joe L. Sullivan of San Francisco, Calif., and Horace Sullivan, Talmedge Sullivan and Jimmy Sullivan, all of Spring Valley, N.Y.
        She was born in McIntosh County and graduated in 1944 from Todd-Grant High School in Dairen. She was a member of Carneghan Emanuel Baptist Church, the Hudson Home Society and Valentine Chapter No. 294 O.E.S.

 

DALLAS, Theodore Patrick
The Brunswick News; Friday 27 September 1991; pg. 3A col. 4

THEODORE DALLAS SERVICES SATURDAY

            The funeral for Theodore Patrick Dallas, Jr., 29, of Valdosta will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Orum Baptist Church in Waverly with the Rev. T.L. Benton officiating.
            Interment will follow in Rising Daughter Cemetery. Dallas died Sept. 21 at the Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be Johnny Hippard Sr., Nathaniel Anderson, Ed Williams Jr., John C. Williams Sr., Roger Frazier, Joseph Wilcox, Virgil Williams and Mack Lawrence.
            Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of the church and the Camden County high School Class of 1981.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to services.
            He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Mack Dallas of Valdosta; three sons, Theodore Dallas III of Brunswick, and Michael Dallas and Christon Dallas, both of Valdosta; three daughters, Theodora Dallas of Brunswick, and Cortney Dallas and Brittany Dallas of Valdosta; his mother, Jimmie Lee Dallas of Waverly; a brother, Simon Dallas of Waverly; two sisters, Lavoria Hamilton and Rhonda Dallas, both of Waverly; his maternal grandfather, Simon Perry of Waverly; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
            Dallas was a native of Camden County and a 1981 graduate of Camden County High School. He was a member of Mt. Orum Baptist Church.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

DANIELS, Rev. William
The Savannah Tribune; Thursday 18 August 1921; pg. 1 col. 4

REV. WM. DANIELS PASSES AWAY—Was One of the Best Known M.E. Ministers in This Section.

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            The Rev. William Daniels, pastor of Palen Memorial M.E. Church, died on Friday of last week at his residence at the corner of 37th and Harden streets.  His death was quite a shock to the community for although it was known that he was in ill health for some time yet it was not thought generally that his condition was alarmingly serious.
            The Rev. Daniels was one of the most beloved and most widely known Methodist Episcopal ministers in this section of the state.  He was 62 years old and a native of this city.  At the age of 26 years he entered the ministry, taking charge of a mission in this city.  His first large charge was at Roswell, Ga.  From there he was sent to Jesup and then to Brunswick.  After pasturing there for several years he made presiding elder over the Savannah district which position he held for several years, after which he again was placed in charge of a church at Brunswick going from there to Waynesboro and then to Greenville, after which he came to this city and was placed in charge of the pastorate of Palen Memorial church, which church and Speedwell mission at Sandfly he was serving at the time of his death./
            Shortly after coming here he perfected plans for the erection of a new church edifice and succeeded in having the structure sufficiently erected to hold services in when the stringency of the times caused a cessation of the work.  During the erection of the building it is said that he served the church not only as pastor but spent many lonely hours at night serving as watchman for the building.  It is claimed by many that this sacrificial watch service, to a large degree, was accountable for his declining health.
            Funeral services over his body were held at Palen memorial church Monday afternoon.  The services were very impressive and were attended by an overflowing concourse of members and friends.  The sermon was preached by the Rev. J.A. Richie, pastor of Asbury M.E. Church, the Rev. C.W. Prothro, of Waynesboro, being master of ceremony.  Representatives from the various religious bodies of the city were present and spoke in most glowing terms of the deceased.  Tuesday morning the body accompanied by the family was shipped to Brunswick where the interment was held.
            The Rev. Daniels is survived by a wife, Mrs. Janie Daniels; three sons, Edward Daniels of St. Petersburg, Fla.; A.W. Daniels, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Frank Daniels of Atlanta; one daughter, Miss Janie Belle Daniels; one sister, Mrs. Lela Butler and three grand children.

 

DART, Carrie (Blue)
The Brunswick News; Friday 19 March 1982; pg. 2A col. 1

DART FUNERAL TO BE SATURDAY

            The funeral for Mrs. Carrie Blue Dart, who died Monday at the Brunswick Hospital, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the First Bryant Baptist Church with the Rev. J.F. Mann officiating.
            Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            Active pallbearers will be friends of the family. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the church.
            Mrs. Dart was a lifelong resident of Glynn County and a member of First Bryant Baptist Church. She was retired from the Jekyll Island Packing Co.
            She is survived by her husband, Freddie Dart; a daughter, Mrs. Edna D. Brooks of Brunswick; two sisters, Mrs. Retha Hammand [sic] and Mrs. Maggie L. Blue [sic], both of Brunswick; and several nieces and nephews.
            Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DART, Freddie
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 11 December 1985; pg. 3A col. 3

FUNERAL THURSDAY FOR FREDDIE DART

            Services for Freddie Dart of Brunswick will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at First Bryant Baptist Church with the Rev. J.F. Mann officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
            Dart died Dec. 6 at Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
            He was a lifelong resident of Glynn County and a member of Frist Bryant Baptist Church.
            Surviving are a daughter, Edna D. Brooks of Brunswick; a brother, Earl Dart Jr. of Brunswick; four sisters, Aretha Lang, Ethel Baldwin and Ernestine Riddley, all of Brunswick and Norene Page of Newark, N.J.; several nieces and nephews.
            Active pallbearers will be Earl Dart Jr., Joseph Lang Jr., Michael Dart, Ned Daniels, Buster Brinkley and Sven Dart. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the church.
            The family will receive friends at the residence of Mr. and Mrs. earl Dart Jr., 3100 Lee St.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DAVIS, E.A.
The Savannah Tribune; 1 May 1915; pg. 5 col. 1

DEATH

            Brunswick, Ga., April 17, 1915 Editor of The Savannah Tribune:
            Please allow me place upon the pages of your paper to inform the brethren of the Masonic craft of the death of our friend and brother, E.A. Davis, which occurred Tuesday April 6th.  Brother Davis, who was a member of Corner Stone Lodge No. 8 had been sick for quite a while.  Bro. Davis was both a Mason and Pythian.  To know Bro. Davis was to love him.  And in the Masonic field, a true Mason has departed from the field of labor and has gone into the realms of the Most High to enjoy the refreshments prepared for the final faithful.  Bro. Davis leaves a host of friends to mourn his demise and more especially among the members of Corner Stone Lodge No. 8 A.F. and A.M., he being the secretary for many years.  Bro. Davis was buried from the Shiloh Baptist Church, of which he was a deacon.  The Rev. S.C. Roberts officiated.
            Yours,
            Corner Stone Lodge No. 8
            E.W. Johnson, acting sec’y

DAVIS, Jamitra
The Brunswick News; Friday 14 January 2000 pg. 4A cols. 3-4

JAMITRA DAVIS:  EDUCATOR

            The funeral for Jamitra N. Ector Davis, 30, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Church in Darien.  Burial will be in Hudson Cemetery in Meridian.
            Mrs. Davis died Saturday from injuries sustained from a gunshot wound.
            The family will receive friends at Darien Funeral Home 2 to 8 pm. Today and Saturday at St. John Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
            The family requests that those wishing make memorial contributions to the Bank of America for her daughter, JaKayla Nibet Davis.
            Surviving in addition to her daughter of Carneghan, are her parents, Bettye Scott Ector of Carneghan and James Ector of Huntsville, Ala., two sisters, Tashera[?] Ector and Candice Ector, both of Huntsville, three brothers, Derek Stanley and Frankie King, both of Atlanta, and Cedrick Ector of Huntsville, her grandmother, Lizzie Mae Scott of Carneghan, uncles, aunts and other relatives.
            A member of St. John Baptist Church, Mrs. Davis was a 1987 graduate of Hershel V. Jenkins High School and a 1991 graduate of Spellman College.  She worked for the Glynn County Board of Education for the past five years and was formerly an educator in the Chatham County public school system, teaching at Myers Middle and Eli Whitney Elementary.  She served on the Education Committee.

 

DICKSON, William
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 20 December 1884; pg. 7 cols. 1-2

            Sam Jones, a rather prominent daykey [sic] before the St. Simons public as a man of “off color,” always with plenty of ready cash without work, struck a mulatto boy by the name of Dickson on the head with a twenty-ounce billiard cue, last Saturday evening.  The attending physician pronounces the skull fractured, and has but little hope of his recovery.  Sam was arrested, but gave the officer leg bail, and, in all probability, is off the Island, gone to some other place to perpetrate a similar deed.  Sam is said to have come to St. Simons from Americus several years ago under a bad name.

Saturday 27 December 1884; pg. 7 col. 1

            William Dickson, the boy whose skull was fractured by Sam Jones, has been removed to Brunswick to undergo the operation of trepanning.  Dr. Burford, assisted by competent experts, will perform the operation.
            LATER—Since the above was received from our St. Simons editor, the boy alluded to died.  As was stated in our last, the murderer has escaped.  ED. AD. AND AP.

 

DIGGS, Edna (Alexander) Stevens
The Brunswick News; Monday 19 August 1985; pg. 3 col. 4

EDNA DIGGS FUNERAL TO BE HELD TUESDAY

            Services for Edna Alexander Diggs, who died Aug. 15 at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital, will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at the Good Sheppard Episcopal Church in Pennick with Father Herman Stone officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
            She was a native of Glynn County and a member of the Good Sheppard Episcopal Church.
            She is survived by one son, J.D. Diggs; two daughters, Ethel Moore and Roseberta Wylie, both of Brunswick; one sister, Elizabeth Bates of Pennick; and 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
            Active pallbearers will be Willie Moore Jr., Walter Moore, Lawton Moore, Elmore Moore, Bernard Diggs and Kenneth Diggs.
            Hall & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DIGGS, John Delano
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 26 October 1994; pg. 3 col. 2

SERVICE THURSDAY FOR JON DELANO DIGGS

            The funeral for John Delano Diggs of Brunswick will be 4 p.m. Thursday at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Earl S. James officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            He died Friday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be the men of Grace United Methodist Church. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the church Trustee Board.
            The body will be taken to the church one hour before the service.
            Surviving are his wife, Minniola R. Diggs of Brunswick, and a daughter, Algertha E. Diggs of Kansas City, Kan.
            The Brunswick native was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

DIXON, Joseph
The Brunswick News; Friday 5 March 1999; pg. 2A col. 1

            The funeral for Joseph Dixon, 85, of St. Simons Island will be noon Saturday at Emanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. R.J. Leggett officiating.  Burial will follow at Union Memorial Cemetery on St. Simons.
            He died Tuesday at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.  The funeral procession will depart from 1115 George Lotson Ave. on St. Simons.
            Surviving are his wife, Katie Mae Dixon of St. Simons; two daughters, Evelyn Alexander of Somerset, N.J., and Caroline Bass of Brunswick; a stepson, Charles Porter of St. Simons; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a niece; and several other relatives.
            Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

DIXON, Lula M. (Johnson)
The Brunswick News; Saturday 23 October 1993; pg. 3A col. 3

LULA M. DIXON FUNERAL MONDAY

            The funeral for Lula M. Dixon of Sapelo Island will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Luke Baptist Church with burial in Behavior Cemetery.
            She died Wednesday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and the boat will leave Meridian dock at 9:30 a.m. Monday.
            Surviving are four daughters, Carolyn Lewis, Peggy Jones and Mary Ann Palmer, all of Brunswick, and Deborah Dixon of Rockville, Md.; two sons, Samuel L. Dixon of Brunswick and Daniel L. Dixon of Fayetteville; two sisters, Ruth Wilson of Sapelo Island and Dorothy Murry of Savannah; five brothers, Ronester Johnson and Fred Johnson, both of Sapelo Island, Isaac Johnson of Fancy Bluff, Joseph Johnson of New York and Lloyd Johnson of Brunswick; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
            The Sapelo Island native was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke Baptist Church, where she served as church clerk.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

DOCK, Bessie C.
The Brunswick News; Friday 14 January 2000 pg. 4A cols. 3-4

BESSIE DOCK:  GODMOTHER

            Bessie C. Dock, a retired seafood worker, died Sunday in Darien.
            The funeral will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Darien Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Upper Mill Cemetery.
            Surviving are her godchildren Jerry Bradley and Cornelius Heidt, both of Darien.
            A member of St. John Baptist Church in Darien, Mrs. Dock was born in Hardeeville, S.C., and educated in Jasper County, S.C.

 

duBIGNON, Hannah Gertrude (Adams)
The Brunswick News; Saturday 8 April 1978; pg. 2 col. 2

FUNERAL SET MONDAY FOR MRS. duBIGNON

            The funeral for Mrs. Hannah duBignon of Brunswick who died Thursday, will be held Monday at 4 p.m. at St. Athanasius Episcopal Church with Father Marion S. Potter officiating.
            Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery. Pallbearers will be men of St. Athanasius Episcopal Church.
            Mrs. duBignon, a native of Brunswick, was a member of St. Anthanasius [sic] Episcopal Church.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

duBIGNON, William
The Brunswick News; Monday 30 June 1975; pg. 2A col. 6

duBIGNON FUNERAL IS TUESDAY

            William duBignon, 99, who was born on Jekyll Island before the Millionaires’ Club was established there, died June 25 at the Brunswick hospital.
            The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Jordan Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. S.T. Thomas officiating. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
            duBignon was a member of Jordan Grove Church and the Beautiful Light Charity Club and was retired operator of a grocery store.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elmira duBignon of Brunswick; a daughter, Mrs. Willie Mae Washington of Brunswick; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
            The body will be placed at the church an hour prior to services. Pallbearers will be deacons of Jordan Grove Baptist Church.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

FARVE, Dennis James Sr.
The Brunswick News; Monday 15 July 1974; pg. 8A col. 8

DENNIS FARVE SR. DIES IN AUGUSTA

            Dennis John Farve Sr., 75, died Friday at the Augusta Veteran’s Hospital. A native of Bay St. Louis, Miss., he had been a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church. He was a member of American Legion Post 507 and a retired carpenter.
            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Beatrice Farve, Brunswick; a son, Dennis Farve Jr., District Heights, Md.; four daughters: Mrs. Lottie Albury, Washington, D.C.; Mrs. Bettye Jean Tresvant, Roxbury, Mass.; Mrs. Rose Mary Fields and Miss Joan Farve, Detroit, Mich.
            A recital of the rosary will be held at 8 p.m. today in the chapel of Brunswick Funeral Home with services Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Xavier Church. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

FIELDS, Daisy Kelly
The Brunswick News; Thursday 30 November 1989; pg. 3A col. 6

FIELDS RITES TO BE FRIDAY

            The funeral for Daisy Kelly Fields, who died on Nov. 24 at the Medical Arts Nursing Home, will be held Friday, Dec. 1 in the chapel of Hall’s Funeral Home.
            The Rev. Richard Hutcherson will officiate at the 4 p.m. service and interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            Mrs. Fields was a member of the Bethel A.M.E church.  She is survived by a sister, Marie K. Lewis; one niece, Mary Lewis of Brunswick, and other relatives.
            She was born on Jan. 1, 1899 and was married to the late Moses Fields.
            Hall’s Funeral Home is in charge of the services.

 

FLANDERS, Carlethia
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 20 January 1993; pg. 3A col. 4

SERVICE THURSDAY FOR CARLEATHIA FLANDERS

        The funeral for Carleathia Flanders of Brunswick will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the magnolia Christian Methodist Episcopal Church with the Revs. C.W. Whitfield and M.C. Pettiegrew officiating. Burial will follow in Flanders Cemetery in Brookman.
        She died Jan. 14 in the Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
        Pallbearers will be church deacons Morrison Waye, Calvin Waye, James Clinch Sr., Lewis Johnson and Sam Lee.
        Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Myers and James Myers.
        The family will receive friends at the Brunswick Funeral Home tonight from 7 until 8 p.m.
        Surviving are one brother James Manley and three aunts.
        The Brookman native was self-employed as the owner of Flanders Café and was a member of Magnolia C.M.E. church and the church choir.

 

FLOWERS, Theodore “Tiger”
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 17 November 1927

TIGER FLOWERS IS DEAD AFTER MINOR ILLNESS—“Georgia Deacon,” Ex-Ring Champion, Dies Suddenly in New York Hospital.

            New York, November 16.—(AP)—“Tiger” Flowers, the taciturn negro “Praying Deacon” who formerly ruled the middleweight boxing ranks, died shortly after 8 p.m. tonight in a private hospital here following a comparatively minor operation.
            The Atlanta, Ga., battler submitted to an operation for removal of a growth above his right eye at 3 o’clock this afternoon.  Although he came out of the either [sic] in “fair” condition, he suffered a sinking spell soon afterward and was rushed back to the operating room, where he failed to rally.
            Flowers, a deacon in a church at Atlanta, Ga., where he made his home, wore the famous “Tiger” bathrobe that has appeared in rings all over the country when he walked to the operating room this afternoon.  After a few breaths of ether he murmured his last words:  “If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.”
            The man who lost his title to Flowers—Harry Greb) died in a hospital at Atlantic City in October, 1926, under almost the same circumstances.  Flowers was beaten for the title in Chicago by Mickey Walker on December 3 of the same year.
            The negro battler, one of the busiest of present-day fighters, won 19 contests this year and seemed due for another chance at his old title due to legal measures planned at Madison Square Garden today to secure a match with Mickey Walker.  Flowers fought twice last week, gaining a draw with Maxie Rosenbloom in Detroit November 9 before knocking out Leo Gates, heavyweight, in four rounds here last Saturday.
            Flowers, 32 years old, is survived by a widow and one child.

KNOWN HERE AS THE “WHITEST COLORED MAN.

            Flowers was known in Atlanta as “the whitest colored man in the ring” because of his conduct during his career.  He was always game and he always fought his hardest.  His conduct was unimpeachable and he was one of the most popular fighters the south has ever produced.
            Born at Camilla, Ga., on August 5, 1895, Flowers spent his early days in Brunswick, where he began fighting.  The story among ring followers goes that Walk Miller, back in 1918, sent Billy Hooper, well-known local negro fighter, down to Brunswick to fight Flowers, then an unknown.  Flowers knocked Hooper out in short order and the latter came back with the word that Flowers was a comer and Miller brought him to Atlanta.
            At that time Miller owned a gymnasium at the corner of Forsyth and Hunter streets, and he began putting Flowers in preliminaries.  His gameness and fighting spirit soon began to attract attention and he advanced rapidly.  Under the management of Miller, Flowers was soon fighting better-than-average men and about four years ago made his debut in New York, where he immediately gained popularity.
            Flowers, ofttimes [sic] called the “Fighting Georgia Deacon,” was a prominent church worker among his people and a member of the Butler Street C.M.E. church.
            Once he was established in New York, Flowers kept going up until he got a chance to fight Harry Greb, then holder of the middleweight title.  The fight was 15 rounds, to a decision, and went the entire limit.  Flowers put up one of the great fights of which he was so capable and won the decision.  That was on February 26, 1926.
            Then, on December 3, of the same year, he defended his newly-won crown against the onslaught of Mickey Walker.  The fight was held in Chicago, and went 10 rounds.  Walker was given the decision, which occasioned considerable wrangling and a return bout was the outgrowth of the arguing which followed the fight.
            There was some argument over Walker’s going through with the return bout, and recently the National Boxing association and the New York boxing commission ordered Walker to meet the Georgia ringster.
            The order by the New York body was issued Wednesday and called for a bout within the next five days.
            Shortly after that story clicked in over the wire, bearing the message that meant so much to this popular and game colored man, those same wires again carried a message—announcing his death.  Telling the story of the passing of a great fighter and a good citizen.
            For Flowers was that.  He made a good-sized fortune during his ring career and gave a large part of it to colored churches in Atlanta and Georgia.  He owned a home in Atlanta that is one of the most beautiful in the city.
            But the followers of ring affairs and those connected with it will miss Tiger Flowers, because he was a square shooter and loved by the white man and colored man alike.

 

The Brunswick Pilot; Friday 18 November 1927; pg. 1 col. 5

TIGER FLOWERS DIES SUDDENLY IN NEW YORK

            Theodore (Tiger) Flowers, colored, of Brunswick, former middle weight champion of the world, died suddenly in New York Wednesday morning, following a minor operation for the removal of a growth over one eye.  Tiger Flowers was raised in Brunswick where his father, Aaron Flowers, still resides, with other members of his family.  He entered the ring as a pugilist some twelve years ago under the management of Lee Bailey, colored boxing promoter of the famous L Street Park and became so proficient that he attracted the attention of Walk Miller, promoter of Atlanta, under whose management he steadily climbed the ladder until the championship of his class was his reward.  His loss of the title last year is one of the outstanding scandals of the prize ring, it being generally agreed that he was robbed of it by a grossly inaccurate decision of the referee.
            Flowers, always a steady and ambitious man, was known as the Georgia Deacon, because of his publicly announced interest in religion.  He saved his money and was reputed to be possessed of considerable wealth, among his holdings being a home in Atlanta said to have cost him $65,000.
            Telegrams received here by members of his family and his lodge, indicate that his body will be brought to Brunswick for burial, either Sunday or Monday.  There will be wholesale mourning among the colored population of Brunswick, all of whom revered and respected “Tiger”, who was their idol.  He had a wide acquaintance and close friendships among the white people of the city.  His father is one of the most highly respected colored citizens of the city.

 

FLOYD, Henry
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 20 December 1884; pg. 7 col. 1

            Henry Floyd, a darkey who worked for several years at St. Simons Mills, was fatally cut with an axe in Darien, by another “brother in black,” on last Monday.  He died within a few hours, and was brought home on Tuesday to be buried at Butler’s Point.  It is said that his right arm was almost completely cut off at the shoulder.  It is further reported that Henry’s body was most shockingly mutilated.

 

FLOYD, Tom
The Brunswick Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 22 December 1883; pg. 3 col. 1

ST. SIMONS DEPARTMENT—Tom Floyd, a noted African, died very suddenly in a convulsion last week.  Tom was one of the cargo of Africans on the schooner Wanderer, about which such an excitement was produced in Brunswick waters, and the trial and acquittal of her captain before the United States Circuit Court at Savannah.  Tom was also famous among his deluded class as a “medicine man” and manipulator in voodooism and other humbuggery.

 

FLOYD, William
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 16 February 1982; Submitted by Charles E. Pearson

SERVICES TUESDAY FOR WILLIAM FLOYD OF ST. SIMONS

            The funeral for William Floyd, 76, of St. Simons Island, who died Feb. 11 at the Brunswick Hospital, will be held at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at the First African Baptist Church with the Rev. J.J. Hill officiating.
            Interment will be in Village Cemetery.
            He was a native of Glynn County, retired and a member of First African Baptist Church.
            Survivors include a son, Herbert Floyd of St. Simons; two daughters, Mrs. Ellen Bryan of St. Simons and Mrs. Estella Mae Maxwell of Brunswick; and two brothers, Levie [sic] Davis of St. Simons and Malicia Cyler [sic] of Darien.
            Pallbearers will be Eugene Lewis, Herman Osborne, Dennie Hunter, G.L. Buchanan, Russell White and Mozell Bidding.  Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour before services.
            Hall and Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

FREEMAN, Lila (Pasley)
The Brunswick News; Friday 27 December 1996; pg. 3A col. 6

SERVICE SATURDAY FOR LILA PASLEY FREEMAN

            The funeral for Lila Pasley Freeman of Brunswick will be noon Saturday at Holy Band Church with Harry Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            She died Dec. 20 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be friends of the family.
            The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 tonight and the body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.
            Surviving are a daughter, Annie Gibson, a brother, Robert Pasley of Metter; a sister, Lucille Phillips of Metter; 21 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
            She was a native of Metter and was employed as a peeler.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GAITHERS, child
The Atlanta Constitution; Tuesday 15 May 1888; pg. 2 col. 1

            A homicide occurred in the Ardock settlement, in McIntosh county, early in the last week, but was not discovered until the middle of this week.  Two small colored boys, Cain Gaithers and his brother, went into the woods with a gun and a hoe, and Cain came back without the gun and hoe, and without his brother, for whom eh could not account, saying his brother had gone to a neighbor’s house.  His father sent him for the hoe and gun, which he brought, saying he had seen nothing of his brother, but had seen his tracks.  Several days after this he and his father were going through the woods, when Cain acted queerly at a certain point, and being sent to a point at which he had been seen shying around, the buzzards rose up and the father went up and found the other boy shot through the head and covered behind a lot with bushes.  The boy, Cain, admitted he had killed his brother, and says it was an accident, but the circumstances upon the coroner’s inquest was such that the boy was committed by the coroner to await the action of the grand jury.  Cain seems to be about eleven or twelve years old.

 

GASAWAY, Susan s/o
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 18 January 1911; pg. 1 col. 2

NEGRO CHILD IS BURNED TO DEATH—LEFT IN HOUSE ALONE LITTLE BOY PLAYED IN FIRE WITH FATAL RESULTS

            A little negro boy, four years of age the son of Susan Gasaway, was burned to death in a fire which partly destroyed the residence at 1123 Albany street, yesterday morning shortly after 10 o’clock.
            An alarm was sounded from box 28 and the department made the usual quick run to the scene of the conflagration. As soon as they began to fight the fire, which was in a rear room of the little house, they heard the screams of a child, and at once an effort was made to get into the room. It appears, however, that the room was entirely enveloped in flames and it was impossible for the firemen to rescue the child. As soon as the fire could be sufficiently extinguished one or two of the firemen went into the room and there they found the child lying near the bed burned beyond recognition.
            It appears that the child had been left in the room by its mother, who left a coal fire burning in the room. It is thought that the child crawled to the fireplace, and, in playing in the fire, his clothes were ignited and this set fire to the house. The child, of course, being alone, was helpless. The mother often left the child in the house alone for a short time, and it was stated that the boy was almost an invalid, being unable to walk alone. The woman seemed terribly distressed over the unfortunate affair.

GIBBONS, Ben
The Brunswick News; Friday 25 January 2013; pg. 4A col. 3

            Ben Gibbons of Brunswick died Jan. 21, 2013, at Southeast Georgia Health System.
            A funeral service will be at noon on Saturday at Zion Baptist Church.
            Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Brunswick.
            The family will greet friends from 11 to noon Saturday at Zion Baptist Church.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

GRANT, Beauford Jr.
The Brunswick News; Friday 8 December 1978; pg. 12A col. 1

TWO KILLED THURSDAY IN ACCIDENT AT FLETC

            One construction worker unloading cinderblocks at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center at Glynco was electrocuted Thursday and another died while apparently trying to save him, Glynn County police said.
            The two Brunswick men, Beauford Grant Jr. 27, and Leon L. Causey Jr., 28, were pronounced dead at the scene by Glynn County Coroner Al Chapman.
            Witnesses said the two men were working at a physical training building under construction at the northwest corner of the FLETC facility.
            Police said Grant, an employee of Glynn Concrete Co., was operating a crane by remote control from the ground when the crane struck a high-voltage power line.
            Causey, an employee of Dawson Construction Co., apparently tried to get Grant free and was killed himself, police said….[rest of article is Causey’s obituary—AH]

 

The Brunswick News; Monday 11 December 1978; pg. 2A col. 3

SERVICES TOMORROW FOR BEAUFORD GRANT

            Funeral services for Beauford Grant Jr., 27, a native of the Brookman community, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Springfield Baptist Church, on Myer [sic] Hill Road, Brookman community with Rev. L.T. Sanders officiating.  Interment will follow in the Higginbotham Cemetery.
            Grant died last Tuesday as a result of contact with a high voltage power line while operating a crane by remote control.
            He was a 1970 graduate of Risley High School and was employed by the Glynn Concrete Co.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Daisy L. Grant of Brunswick; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Beauford Grant, Sr. of Brunswick; five sisters, Mrs. Ozzie Lee Thornton of Jacksonville, Fla., Misses Bertha Grant, Shirley Grant, May Grant, and Susan Grant, all of Brunswick; three brothers, Washington Grant, David Grant, and Arnold Grant, all of Brunswick; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sollomon Carroll of Brunswick; several aunts, uncles, and other relatives.
            Active pallbearers will be Charlie Wiggs, James Davis, Lemon Johnson, Moses Gray, Matthew Brooks, Roy Brooks, Odell Lee and James Darrisaw.  Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Ricks, Harold Friedman, Joseph Demery, Levi Atkinson, L.C. Clinch, Spencer Waye, the Isaac Johnson choir, and Risley High class of 1978 [sic].
            The family will be at the home of his parents in the Buck Swamp Road.  They will receive friends tonight at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
            Collins Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

GREEN, Jake
The Brunswick News; Friday 5 December 1986; pg. 3A, col. 2

        The funeral for Jake Green, 72, will be held Saturday.  Green, a resident of Cannon Bluff, died Monday in the Glynn/Brunswick Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
        The 2 p.m. rites will be held at the Welcome Baptist Church in Cannon Bluff with the Rev. Larry L. Odoms officiating.  Interment will be in the Wallace Cemetery, also in Cannon Bluff.
        The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 6 to 7 o'clock.
        Green is survived by his wife, Vernell Green of Cannon Bluff; six daughters, Eloise Wiley, Inez Evans and Peggy Green of Crescent, Helen Woods of Allenhurst, Hattie Carter of Savannah and Debra Green of Atlanta; six sons, Arthur Green, Sam Green, Jonathan Green, Michael Green and Melvin Green of Cannon Bluff and Johnny Lee Green of Freeport, Texas; one sister, Sadie B. Walker of Cannon Bluff; two brothers, Fred Ward of Cannon Bluff and Isiah Green of Savannah; 29 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
        Green was a native of McIntosh County and a member of the Welcome Baptist Church in Darien.
        The Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

GREEN, Rosa (Blue)
The Brunswick News; Saturday 22 January 1977; pg. 7B col.

MRS. ROSA GREEN SUCCUMBS TUESDAY

            Mrs. Rosa Blue Green died Tuesday at the Medical Arts Cenetery of Coastal Georgia. She was a resident of Brookman Community and a member of the Galilee Baptist Church.
           
She is survived by a sister, Ophelia Miller of Brunswick; a sister, Sadie Millsap of Leetsdale, Penn.; several nieces, nephews and cousins, two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Galilee Baptist Church with interment to follow at the Blue Cemetery.
            The Rev. R.J. Leggett will officiate.
            Active pallbearers will be Beauford Grant, Columbus Hippard, L.C. Clinch, Theodore Williams, Joseph Perkins and Joseph Demery.
            Honorary pallbearers will be Baker Stafford, Calvin Waye, Jr., Eddie Short, Roland Johnson, Walter Johnson and Calvin Waye, Sr.
            The body will be placed in the church 45 minutes before the service.
            The Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

GREEN, Sarah (Wilson)
The Brunswick News; Friday 30 July 1999; pg. 2A col. 5

            SAPELO ISLAND—Sarah Green, 91, died Tuesday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Baptist Church on Sapelo Island with the Rev. Carolyn Dowes officiating.  Burial will follow in Behavior Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be friends of the family.  Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.  The boat to Sapelo will leave the dock at 9 a.m.
            Surviving are a daughter, Edna Scott of Bloomfield, N.J.; [number cut off can’t read] grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
            She was a native of McIntosh County and a member of St. Luke Baptist Church.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

GRIFFIN, Vera
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 9 January 2013; pg. 4A col. 4

            Vera T. Griffin died Friday at her residence.
            Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Oak Grove Baptist Church, 3425 Martin Luther King Blvd., with interment in Greenwood Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 6 until 7 p.m. today at Brunswick Funeral Home.  The procession will leave from 3220 Brailsford Ave.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

GROVNER, Lester
The Brunswick News; Saturday 29 April 1972; pg. 14 col. 6

THREE DEATHS, INJURY RESULT FROM COLLISION

            Three local men are dead today and another hospitalized with multiple broken bones as a result of an early morning two-car collision on the F.J. Torras causeway.
            City police said Lester Grovner, 29, of 309 Amherst St., Dennis C. Williams Jr., 28, of 1826 Lee St., and Timothy Hillery, 25, of 2212 Wolf St. were dead on arrival at the Brunswick hospital early this morning.
            Grovner was driver of the car in which the three men were riding when it was struck in the front by a vehicle operated by 23 year old Steve R. Anderson of Glynvilla Apts. according to police reports.
            Police said the Grovner vehicle was traveling east on the causeway and the Anderson auto was traveling west.
            According to police reports, the Anderson vehicle left approximately 129 feet of skid marks before crossing the center line into the path of the Grovner car.
            Police said after the collision Anderson’s vehicle caught fire.  Anderson was thrown a few feet from the burning vehicle they said.
            Police estimated $2,150 damage to the Grovner vehicle and $1,895 to the Anderson automobile.
            Anderson is reportedly in “fairly good” condition at the Brunswick hospital.
            Police offered no explanation as to why Anderson might have skidded into the other lane.

 

GROVNER, Louise (Hill)
The Darien News; 25 July 1996; pg. 4 cols. 1-2

            Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Hill Grovner of Crescent were held July 20, at Prospect Baptist Church in Crescent, with Rev. Garfield Jackson officiating.  Interment followed in Belleville Cemetery.
            Mrs. Grovner, 86, died July 14, at her home.
            The McIntosh County native was a retired seafood worker.  She was a member of Prospect Baptist Church, where she served in several capacities, and the Crescent Knight Society.
            Surviving are her four daughters, Ida Jackson, Sylvia A. McIver and Minerva Jenkins, all of Crescent, and Dora Barney of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sons, David L. Holmes and James Grovner, Jr., both of Crescent; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
            Active pallbearers were Alfred West, Earnest Palmer, Solomon McIver, Arthur McIver, John H. McIver, Jr., and Eugene Chaney, and honorary pallbearers were the deacons of the Church.
            Darien Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

GROVNER, Mildred (Walker)
The Brunswick News; Monday 5 January 2004; pg. 4A col. 3

            Mildred Grovner of Sapelo Island died Sunday at the local hospital.
            Arrangements will be announced by Darien Funeral Home.

The Brunswick News; Thursday 8 January 2004; pg. 4A col. 1

            Mildred W. Grovner of Sapelo Island died Sunday at the local hospital.
            Mrs. Grovner, a retired cook, was born and educated on Sapelo Island.  She was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, PHA and a charter member of the Farmer Alliance of Sapelo Island.
            The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Baptist Church on Sapelo Island.  The boat will leave the Meridian Dock at 9:30 a.m.
            Burial will be in Behavior Cemetery.
            The Rev. Elijah Jones will officiate.
            Pallbearers will be grandsons of the deceased.
            Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of First African Baptist Church and St. Luke Baptist Church.
            Survivors include her children, Maggie M. Banks and Ire Gene Grovner, both of Sapelo Island, and Mary L. Matthews, Ceasar Grovner Jr., Susie J. Wood, March Grovner Sr. and Bobby Gene Grovner, all of Brunswick; 28 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

GROVNER, Reuben
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 26 December 2012; pg. 3A col. 4

            Reuben Grovner died Thursday at his resident [sic].  Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Dec. 27 at Zion Rock Missionary Baptist Church, with the Revs. James C Edwards and E.L. Hart officiating.  The body will be placed in the church two hours prior to the service.
            Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Harrison Grant Chapel of R.L. Jones & Sons Funeral Home.

 

GROVNER, Virginia (Walker)
The Darien News; 6 April 1989; pg. 4 cols. 1-2

            Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Walker Grovner were held March 31 at Johnson’s Temple in Brunswick with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery, Brunswick.
            Mrs. Grovner, 75, died March 28, 16 Glynn-Brunswick Memorial hospital after a short illness.
            The native of Sapelo Island lived in Brunswick most of her life.  She attended Sapelo Island School and First A.B. Church on Sapelo.
            She is survived by a daughter, Earlene Davis Williams of Brunswick; six sons, Leroy Walker, George Grovner, Randolph Grovner, Jr., all of Brunswick, R.L. Grovner, St. Simons Island and Arthur L. Grovner, Washington, D.C.; a brother, James Walker, Shellman Bluff; 22 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
            Active pallbearers were Mack Grovner, Isaac Bailey, James Bailey, Joseph Jones, Ronnie Fleming and Walter Jenkins.  Honorary pallbearers were grandsons.

 

HALEY, William
Darien Timber Gazette; Saturday 6 January 1883; pg. 3 col. 1

Wm. Haley, a well-known colored man of Darien, died here on Saturday afternoon after a short illness.  “Bill” Haley was an old and respected citizen of this county and his familiar face will be missed.  He was buried from the Baptist (colored) Church on Sunday afternoon.

 

HALL, Ennis Lee
The Brunswick News; Friday 26 November 1992; pg. 3A col. 3

ENNIS LEE HALL SERVICE SATURDAY

            The funeral for Ennis Lee Hall, 78, of Brunswick will be at 11 am. Saturday in Bright Star Baptist Church with the Rev. S.T. Thomas officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery with full military honors.
            He died Sunday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be a military detail from Frot Stewart.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour before service.
            Surviving are his wife, Rosa Lee Hall of Brunswick; a brother, Murphy Hall of Pittview, Ala.; a sister, Frances h. Bryant of Brunswick; a stepdaughter, Cherry Lee Johnson of Port Arthur, Texas; three stepgrandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
            The Burke County native had lived in Glynn County since 1942.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Dixie Service Center.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

HALL, Lawrence James
The Brunswick News; Friday 4 February 1983; pg. 3A col. 3

Rites Tomorrow for James Hall

        Services for Lawrence James "L.J." Hall, who died recently at the veteran's hosptial in Dublin, will be Saturday, 1 p.m., in the Collins' Funeral Home chapel.  Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
        Pallbearers will be Wade McDouglas, Robert Wallace, Willie Bernard, Walter Mapp, Lonnie Johnson and Earl Gillan.  The Rev. R.N. Reeves will officiate at the service.
        Hall, a native of Brunswick and a veteran of World War II, resided at 1708 1/2 Lee St.
        Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marie B. Hall, and an aunt, Mrs. Sue Walker, both of Brunswick; several cousins.
        Collins Funeral Home of Brunswick is in charge of arrangements.

 

HALL, Lillian Hannah (Capers)
The Brunswick News; Friday 16 December 1994; pg. 3A col. 6

SERVICES SATURDAY FOR LILLIAN C. HALL

            The funeral for Lillian “Hannah” Capers Hall, 75, of Brunswick will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Collins Funeral Home with the Rev. Ben C. Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Broadfield Cemetery in the Needwood Community.
            She died Dec. 10 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be grandsons.
            Surviving are a daughter, Minnie Pearl Green of Brunswick; three sons, Charles Carmena of Brunswick, Theotis Hall of Florence, S.C., and Larry Capers of Charleston, S.C.; 16 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
            Mrs. Hall was a lifelong resident of Glynn County and a member of Needwood Baptist Church. She was a retired domestic worker.

HAMMOND, Retha (Blue)
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 4 January 1994; pg. 3A col. 3

RETHA B. HAMMOND FUNERAL WEDNESDAY

            The funeral for Retha Blue Hammond, 99, of Brunswick will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at New Life Interfaith Christian Church with the Rev. Barbara G. Holland officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
            She died Dec. 29 in Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be Donald Hillery, Edwin Baldwin, Michael Dart, Sven Dart, Earl Anis Dart and Eric Baker.
            Honorary pallbearers are deacons and trustees of Frist Bryant Baptist Church.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to the service.
            Surviving are a sister, Maggie Bell of Brunswick; five nieces, and several other relatives.
            Mrs. Hammond was a lifelong Glynn County resident and was a member of the First Bryant Baptist Church. She was retired.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HARRIS, Allen
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 2, No. 30; Wednesday 17 January 1877; pg.5, col. 1

        Allen Harris, colored, for many years in the employ of Mr. Friedlander, died yesterday (Jan. 16, 1876). Aged 65 years.

 

HARRIS, Clarence
The Brunswick News; Monday 2 September 1996; pg. 3A col. 3

SERVICE TUESDAY FOR CLARENCE HARRIS

        The funeral for Clarence Harris, 61, of Brunswick will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Needwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Milton Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Eliza Field Cemetery.
        He died Thursday at his residence. The body will be taken from the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
        Pallbearers will be Cleveland Gallimore, Randolph Williams, Benjamin Lewis, James Williams, Donell Mention and Mack LeCounte. Honorary pallbearers will be Georgia Power Co. employees.
        Surviving are a daughters, Patricia Rutledge of Brunswick; a brother, Raymond Harris of Brunswick; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
        Harris was a member of the Working Men Club and the Ambassador Club. He was employed as a mechanic at Georgia Power. Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

HARRIS, Ellen
The Brunswick News; Thursday 8 March 1973; pg. 14 col. 1

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. HARRIS TO BE ON SUNDAY

            Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Harris who died Sunday at the Brunswick hospital after a short illness will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. J.P. Allen officiating.
            Burial will follow at the Upper Mill Cemetery in Darien.
            A native of Darien, Mrs. Harris had lived in Glynn County for the past 60 years and was a retired midwife.  She was a member of the Household of Ruth, Mount Sinai and Beautiful Light Church and president of the Pastor Aid Club at Friendship Baptist Church.
            Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Inez Hose, Mrs. Estella Jones, both of Brunswick and Mrs. Gertrude Thompson of Orange, N.J.; a son, James E. Harris of New York City; 15 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.
            Pallbearers will be Eustice Williams, Robert Florence, Martin Ingram, George Muse, Paul Walker and J.C. Conway.
            Halls Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

HARRIS, Herbert
The Brunswick News; Saturday 14 August 1976; pg. 2A col. 4

HARRIS FUNERAL TO BE SATURDAY

            Funeral services for Herbert Harris, who died Thursday at the Brunswick hospital, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Needwood Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Eliza Fields Cemetery at Needwood.
            Harris, formerly of 2108 5th St., was a veteran of the Korean conflict, a member of the Needwood Baptist Church, a former employee of the Georgia Power Co. and a member of the American Legion Post 507.
            He is survived by his mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Harris of Needwood; two brothers, Raymond and Clarence Harris, both of Brunswick; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Frazier; his grandmother, Mrs. Edna Mae Davis of Brunswick; and an uncle, two aunts, and other relatives and friends.
            Members of the American Legion post 507 are requested to meet at the post at 11:00 a.m. Sunday for services.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HARRIS, Jerry
The Brunswick News; Thursday 3 March 1977; pg. 2A col. 1

NEEDWOOD MAN DIES SUNDAY

            Jerry Harris, a resident of the Needwood community, died at the Brunswick hospital Sunday. He was a life long resident of Glynn County and a member of the St. Paul A.M.E. Church of Needwood.
            Survivors include his wife, Leola Polite Harris of Needwood; a daughter, Margaret Harris and two sons, Raymond and Clarence Harris, all of Brunswick; five grandsons, six granddaughters and a number of nieces and nephews.
            Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Needwood Baptist Church with interment to follow at Eliza Fields Cemetery at Boy’s Estate.
            The Darien Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

HARRIS, Leola NaDeah (Smith)
The Brunswick News; Thursday 16 March 1995; pg. 3A col. 5

LEOLA N. HARRIS FUNERAL SATURDAY

            The funeral for Leola NaDeah Smith Harris, 59, of the Needwood Community will be 1 p.m. Saturday at the Needwood Baptist Church with the Rev. C.S. McDew officiating. Burial will follow in Eliza Field, Youth Estate.
            She died Sunday at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla.
            The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The body will be in the church one hour prior to the service.
            Pallbearers will be members of the Workmen’s Club. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons and officers of the church.
            Surviving are her husband, Clarence Harris of the Needwood Community; a daughter, Patricia Rutledge of Brunswick; her mother, Adell Smith of Brunswick; five brothers, Charlie Smith, Robert Smith, Henry Smith Jr., Melvin Smith, and George Smith, all of Brunswick; three sisters, Willie Mae Green, Earnestine Boyd, and Diane Stallworth, all of Brunswick; three grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
            The Glynn County native was retired from Rich-SeaPak Seafood Co. and was a ember of Macedonia Baptist Church in Sterling.
            Hall, Jones, and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HARRIS, Margaret
The Brunswick News; Monday 1 May 1989; pg. 3A col. 4

HARRIS FUNERAL TO BE TUESDAY

            The funeral for Margaret Harris of Brunswick will be held Tuesday. She died April 27 at Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
            The 1 p.m. rites will be held in the chapel of Hall and Jones Funeral Home. Interment will be held at Elizafield Cemetery at Youth Estate. The Rev. M.C. Denegal will officiate. Friends of the family will act as pallbearers.
            Survivors are a daughter, Sandra Lynette Frazier of Brunswick; and two brothers, Raymond Harris of Brunswick and Clarence Harris of Needwood.
            She was a native of Glynn County.
            Hall and Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HARRIS, Melvina (Paulk)
The Brunswick News; Friday 7 May 1993; pg. 3A col. 6

MELVINA P. HARRIS FUNERAL SATURDAY

            The funeral for Melvina Paulk Harris, 89, of Brunswick will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. W.T. Moore officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            She died Monday at Medical Arts Center of Coastal Georgia.
            Pallbearers will be the men of the family.  Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Bethel Baptist Church.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.
            The family will receive friends at 921 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd tonight and Saturday.
            Surviving are a sister, Nancy Williams of Miami, Fla.; a brother, Foster Paulk Jr. of Sarasota, Fla.; two stepsisters, Bertha Jones of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Cora Walker of Miami; six grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and several other relatives.
            The Coffee County native and had lived [sic] in Glynn County for over 50 years.  She was retired and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

HAYES, Albert “Apple Jack” Jr.
The Brunswick News; Friday 30 March 1990; pg. 3A col. 6

HAYES FUNERAL TO BE SATURDAY

            The funeral for Albert “Apple Jack” Hayes Jr., 63, of Brunswick will be held at noon Saturday at the Bright Star Baptist Church with the Rev. S.T. Thomas officiating.
            Interment will follow in Broadfield Cemetery in the Needwood Community. Hayes died March 22 at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
            Pallbearers will be Albert Hayes III, Eddie Lee Hayes, Bobby Lee Hayes, Willie Lewis Hayes, Larry Cobb Jr. and Henry Batson.
            Honorary pallbearers will be active and retired employees of O’Brien Corp. Southeastern region.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to services.
            The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight.
            Hayes is survived by his mother, Irene Hayes Jones of Brunswick; a daughter, Estella Helen Hayes of Brunswick; four sons, Sgt. First Class Albert Hayes III of Fort Bragg, N.C., and Eddie Lee Hayes, Bobby Lee Hayes and Willie Lewis Hayes, all of Brunswick; one sister, Helen Hayes Batson of Brunswick; nine grandchildren, one aunt, two uncles, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
            Hayes was a native of Allen Parrish County, La., and had been a resident of Glynn County since 1938.
            He was a member of the Bright Star Baptist Church and was retired from O’Brien Corp. Southeastern region.
            Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HAYES, Luretha (Polite)
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 15 April 1986; pg. 3A col. 6

HAYES FUNERAL TO BE HELD HERE WEDNESDAY

            The funeral for Luretha Polite Hayes, 58, of Brunswick will be held Wednesday.
            She died April 10 at the Glynn-Brunswick memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
            The Rev. S.T. Thomas will officiate at the 4:30 p.m. rites at Bright Star Baptist Church. Interment will be follow [sic] in Broadfield Cemetery in the Needwood Community.
            Active pallbearers will be the sons of Mrs. Hayes.
            Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the church.
            The body will be placed in the church at 3:30 p.m. to await the hour of services.
            The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7 until 8.
            She is survived by her husband, Albert Hayes Jr. of Brunswick; a daughter, Estella Helen Hayes of Brunswick, four sons, Sgt. 1C Albert Hayes III of Columbus; Eddie Lee Hayes, Bobby Lee Hayes and Willie Lewis Hayes, all of Brunswick; a sister, Marion Polite Pinkney, of Mershon; a brother, Nathan Polite of Brunswick, six grandchildren; two aunts, one uncle; two great aunts; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
            Mrs. Hayes was a lifelong resident of Glynn County and a member of Bright Start [sic] Baptist Church.
            Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HAYNES, Lucy (Bailor)
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 3 November 1883; pg. 6 col. 2

            Our colored townsman Ned Bailor was summoned by telegram to Savannah last Sunday, to attend the funeral of his sister, Lucy Haynes.

 

HAZELHURST, Lytton
The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, GA); Sunday 22 October 1893; pg. 16 col. 4

FIVE DIE IN ONE DAY—The Death Wagon Rattles O’er the Streets from Morn Till Night—MINISTERS HURRY FROM BED TO BED—Messengers Wait at the Doors to Summon Them from One Chamber of Death to Another—The Pestilence Spreads.

            Brunswick, Ga., October 21.—(Special.)—Death did its work today, and tonight, beneath the sod in Oak Grove cemetery, five victims of the yellow plague sleep within its arms.  Three more are beyond the power of earthly skill to save.  Down Brunswick’s streets today the dead wagon moved rapidly, carrying the unfortunates to the graves that awaited them.  Back and forth the wagon passed, and as one grave was filled another was dug beside it.  The ministers, from early dawn, drove rapidly to the bedsides of their people; but their prayers could not save the lives they so anxiously watched passing away.  As the breath left the body of one, a messenger stood at the door waiting to direct the ministers to another.  They were powerless to save, and could only pray.  Noble, self-sacrificing ministers, He above alone knows all the good work they have done today.  As the newspaper men hurried fro house to house, getting a list of the dead and dying, they, at least, saw something of their labors.  The ministers of Brunswick, known now throughout the land, can die, should it be ordered, with the consciousness that they labored through famine, pestilence and death for their people’s sake, and at the throne of God, when their time comes, none can doubt, who knows their work, the reward that will await them.  In the golden book, the names of Thompson, Cook, Hennessey, Winn and Perry will shine with a light that cannot be dimmed, for their record is one of noble deeds.  C.W.D.

DYING RAPIDLY—The Pestilence Breaks Its Previous Records at Brunswick

            Brunswick, Ga., October 21.—There were officially reported today five deaths and forty-nine new cases, the record breaker of the epidemic.  The dead on the list are:  Whites—Burr Winton, Herman Grundy, Alexander Pritchard and Mrs. Oberlauter.
            At 9:30 o’clock tonight William C. Weed died.  He was a victim of imprudent nursing.  His nurse, through feeling for the man begging for food, like all yellow fever patients do, gave him, against the physician’s orders, some nourishing food.  He might have been saved had this not been done.
            The new cases are:  Whites, in Brunswick, 7; Hilda Poulsen, Bessie Firth, Samuel Silverstein, W.A. Line, Thomas Mulligan, F. McC. Brown and Mrs. Currie.
            Whites, on St. Simon’s, 3—Thomas Lambright, Monroe Lambright and Mrs. Taylor, making the total new cases of whites 10.
            To the official lists of deaths should be added one that occurred this afternoon, Lytton Hazelhurst, a negro boy on North Amherst street.
            Besides this a negro child, Pinkie Wilson, died and her death certificate, issued October 18th by Dr. Robert Hazelhurst, read:  “Cause of death, yellow fever; dead before physician reported her.”  This death, although occurring three days ago, has never been reported.
            This makes a total of seven yellow fever deaths that should be counted today.  Two others are hourly expected to die, Ernest George and Adolph Lavine.  There is no possible hope for them.  Two other deaths occurred today, Essie Beckman, a negro child, and Mrs. Scranton, but neither from yellow fever.
            The warm weather following the few days of rain and the cool spell has brought the disease rapidly to the front.  There are now 258 under treatment, 60 white and 198 colored.  The outlook is not cheering for twenty-five days yet.  When the dread of famine seems to be disappearing and the people are breathing easier deaths roll up and the fever increases alarmingly.
            One new case is reported at Jesup today, a son of R.W. Tindall, white.
            Four patients were discharged.  Six are now under treatment.

 

HEIDT, Robert Jr.
The Brunswick News; Monday 1 January 1996; pg. 3A col. 6

ROBERT HEIDT JR. SERVICE TUESDAY

            A memorial service for former resident Robert Heidt Jr., 63, of Durham, N.C., will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at First Jordan Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. T.L. Davis officiating. Burial will full military honors will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
            He died Dec. 27 at his residence.
            Pallbearers will be a military detail from Fort Stewart. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Risley High School Class of 1952.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
            Surviving are his wife, Rose M. Heidt of Durham; a daughter, Debra A. Heidt of Brunswick; a son, Robert Heidt III of Durham; three adopted sons, Willie Heidt, Kendrell Heidt and Antwon Heidt, all of Durham; three brothers, Nathaniel Heidt of Darien, William Vaughn of Brunswick and Edward Johnson of Manhattan, N.Y.; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several other relatives.
            The Brunswick native lived in New Jersey before moving to Durham in 1991. He was a 1952 graduate of Risley High School and was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. Heidt was a retired tax collector for Jersey City, N.J., and was a Mason.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HENDERSON, Nero
The Brunswick Call; Tuesday 11 October 1898; pg. 4 col. 5

DROWNED MAN FOUND—Identified as the Body of Nero Henderson, of St. Simon [sic].

            The body of a drowned man, with one leg missing, was found on the north end of Long island Saturday.
            Judge J.D. Gould and a party went to the scene and identified the body as that of Nero Henderson, a well known negro of St. Simon [sic].  The body was found, and the place marked.  It is believed that Henderson was drowned in the storm of October 2.

 

HERRINGTON, Wendell
The Brunswick News; Friday 25 January 2013; pg. 4A col. 4

            Wendell Herrington died Jan. 22, 2013, at his residence.
            A funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the chapel of Brunswick Funeral home, 2700 Albany St., with burial in Greenwood Cemetery.
            The procession will leave from 1720 Tillman Ave.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge arrangements.

 

HICKS, Rev. Levaniel Sr.
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 4 April 1973; pg. 12A col. 1

REV. HICKS RITES TO BE ON SUNDAY

            Funeral services for the Rev. Levaniel Hicks Sr. of Waynesville, who died Sunday from injuries received in an automobile accident, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Little Rock Baptist Church, Waynesville, with the Rev. R.J. Leggett officiating. Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery.
            Mr. Hicks was a member of Little Rock Baptist Church and a master mason and member of the Royal Arch Masons of Brunswick.
            Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mattie Hicks; his children, Mae Etta Blue, Vera Russell, Levaniel Hicks Jr., Berthenia Bryant, Terethan Robinson, Johnnie M. Life, Frank Williams; his mother, Mrs. Isabell McCray of Boston, Mass.; brothers, Willie Hicks of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Robert L. Hicks of Waynesville, William Hicks of Waycross, Isaiah Hicks of Savannah, Jesse, Horace and David McCray of Boston, Mass.; 27 grandchildren, a great-grandchild and his stepmother, Mrs. Bessie Gaskins.
            Hall’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HICKS, Mattie (Jones)
The Brunswick News; Saturday 9 July 1977; pg. 2 col. 1

RITES FOR MRS. HICKS TOMORROW IN WAYNESVILLE

            The funeral for Mrs. Mattie Jones Hicks, 56, of Waynesville who died Friday, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Waynesville.
            The Rev. R.J. Leggett will officiate. Interment will follow in the Masonic Cemetery in Waynesville.
            Active pallbearers will be members of Masonic Lodge No. 122 of Waynesville. Honorary pallbearers will be Herman Smith, Sr., J.H. McConago, D.L. Rainge, Fred Murphy, J.H. Bradley and W.C. Muchison.
            Mrs. Hicks was a native of Lowndes Co. and had lived in Waynesville for several years.
            She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church; the Order of the Eastern Star, Chapter 16; the Independent Charity Club; and was a community worker for the Department of Family and Children Services.
            She is survived by two sons, the Rev. L. Hicks Jr. of Miami, Fla., and Sgt. Frank Williams of Baltimore, Md.; five daughters, Mrs. Mae Etta Blue, Mrs. Berthenia Bryant, both of Waynesville, Mrs. Teretha Robinson of Albany, Mrs. Vera Russell of Miami, and Mrs. Johnnie M. Life of Brunswick.
            She is also survived by seven sisters, Mrs. Viola Burgman, Mrs. Mary Butler, Mrs. Henrietta Burgman, all of Valdosta, Mrs. Jimmie Watkins of Crystal River, Fla., Mrs. Katie Berrian of Waynesville, Mrs. Ella Busby and Mrs. Rosa L. Washwaters, both of Washington, D.C.; four brothers, Curtis Jones, Jim Jones, Henry Jones and Johnnie Jones, all of Valdosta; 28 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and other relatives.
            Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HIGGINBOTHAM, Annie (Blue)
The Brunswick News; Friday 3 December 1943; pg. 8 col. 5

NEGRESS SAID TO BE 126 YEARS OF AGE DIED WEDNESDAY

            Glynn county’s oldest resident, Annie Higginbotham, a negress, died Wednesday, and on her last birthday she said she was 126 years old, and while the definite date of her birth has not been established, further than information supplied by the woman, many of Glynn county’s oldest residents declare she is well over 100.
            According to Emma’s [sic] record, she was born at Fancy Bluff, in this county, in 1817, and was a slave of the well known Glynn county Pyles family.
            For ten years she had been receiving an old age pension through the local welfare office, and those who have conferred with her regarding the pension state that when she was first placed on this roll she gave her age at 116.  Each year since then, she has correctly kept up with her age, therefore welfare workers said if she did this all through her life her age as given must be correct.  Although she has been feeble for some time, her mind has been perfectly clear, and frequently Brunswick people visited her and listened to her tell about conditions of the long ago.  She said she remembered Brunswick when there was nothing here but a couple of houses, all the remainder of the city being a wooded area.  She said she was grown at the time Sherman marched through Georgia and headed this way, and with her family went temporarily to an adjoining county.  She could give dates of many outstanding occurrences in the city and county, and, as stated, while there is no absolute way in which the date of her birth can be established, those who know her believe she was just about the age she claimed.
            Annie died at her home here, 1928 Johnson street, having removed to the city some time ago from Fancy Bluff.  Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist church, colored, on Amherst street at 1:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, and it will be attended by many of Annie’s white as well as colored friends.

[There was only one Annie Higginbotham throughout the census years, and that was Annie (Blue) Higginbotham, the wife of Nelson Higginbotham, married 15 November 1872, and unfortunately, she was not 126 years old at the time of her death.  Throughout the census years she was born anywhere between 1838 and 1852; so the oldest she could have been was 105 years.  In 1880 her birth year was 1852 and every census year after that she got increasingly older, 1900 it was 1846, in 1920 it was 1850, and in 1930 it was 1838.  Her death certificate records her as being 112 years old--ALH]

 

HIGGINBOTHAM, James
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 20 December 1988; pg. 3A col. 4

HIGGINBOTHAM RITES TO BE WEDNESDAY

            The Funeral for James Higginbotham of Brunswick will be held Wednesday.  He died Dec. 14 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Lake City, Fla.
            The 2 p.m. rites will be held at First Jordan Grove Baptist Church.  The Rev. T.L. Davis will officiate.  Interment will be at Magnolia CME Churchyard in Brookman.  Pallbearers will be members of the military.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Everett City Hunting Club and First Jordan Grove Baptist Trustee Board.
            Survivors are four sons, James Higginbotham, Jr., Calvin Herrington, Michael Herrington, and Natthedeus Dallas, all of Brunswick; three daughters, Mary Hicks, Betty Williams, Vernethia Habersham, all of Brunswick; two brothers, Henry Higginbotham of New York and Nathan Higginbotham of Jesup; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
            A native of Brunswick, he was a member of First Jordan Grove Baptist Church where he was on the trustee board and the city-wide ushers board.  He was retired from Glynn County Public Works.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour before the time of the services.  Visitation will be held tonight fro 7 until 8 o’clock.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

HILL, Charlie Fisher
The Brunswick News; Saturday 16 February 1974; pg. 2 cols. 5-6

FIGURE FROM JEKYLL PAST SUCCUMBS AT 99 YEARS

            The oldest of the original employes [sic] of one-time-millionaire-island, Jekyll Island, is dead at 99.
            Charlie Fisher Hill, a native of the Brookman Community, died at the local hospital Thursday night following a short illness.
            He was known to his many friends and relatives as Uncle Charlie and was well known for his unusual agility as a senior citizen.  He could be seen most any day over the years making his brisk walk to town and back.
            He was the first man to take a delegation to Jekyll in 1889, by way of row boat, to inspect the island for possible purchase by the millionaires.  According to a spokesman of the family, Hill was employed on Jekyll that same year.  He was a coachman for the Maurice family and remained with that family to witness the growth of the island.  He retired when the millionaires left the Island in 1941, giving way to use of the island by the U.S. Armed Forces.
            Hill could tell many stories of the outstanding money men of America, members and non-members of the Jekyll Island Club, who gathered on the island annually in the winter.  Only recently he was notified of the beginning of rehabilitation of the Maurice Cottage.
            Among survivors are a daughters, Mrs. Anna Arnette; a brother, Myers Hill; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
            Funeral services will be held Monday at 4:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Ashley officiating.  The body will be placed in the church one hour before the services.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
            The Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

HILLERY, Anna (Johnson)
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 10 August 1983; pg. 10 col. 3

SERVICES THURSDAY FOR ANNA HILLERY

            Services for Anna Johnson Hillery of Sapelo Island who died Sunday at Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Luke’s Baptist Church on Sapelo.
            A native of Sapelo, she was a member of St. Luke’s Baptist Church.
            She is survived by her husband, Herman Hillery; a son, Bennie Hillery of St. Simons Island; four daughters, Ella Sneed of St. Simons, Sadie Hullett, Ruby Scrivens and Emma Atwater, all of Brunswick; six brothers, Ronster Johnson, Emmit Johnson and Fred Johnson, all of Sapelo, Isaac Johnson, Sr. of Fancy Bluff, Joe Johnson of Long Island, N.Y. and Lloyd Johnson of Brunswick; four sisters, Ruth Wilson and Lula Dixon of Sapelo, Alma Dixon of New York and Dorothy Murray of Savannah; 42 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
            The Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

HILLERY, Flossie
The Savannah Tribune; Saturday 16 March 1912; pg. 4 col. 3

DEATH—On March 3rd, Miss Flossie Hillery, of 401 Montgomery street, departed this life, the funeral services taking place the following Wednesday from First Bryan Baptist Church.  The body was carried to Sapelo Island, for interment.  The deceased is survived by a mother, two sisters and one brother.

HILLERY, Harry Jr.
The Brunswick News; Thursday 18 July 1991; pg. 3A col. 3

SERVICES FRIDAY FOR HARRY HILLERY

            Services for Harry Hillery Jr. of Brunswick will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Friendship Baptist Church in Brunswick with the Rev. J.D. Williams officiating.
            Interment will follow at Beheaver [sic] Cemetery on Sapelo Island.  The boat will leave Sapelo dock at 12:30 p.m.
            Hillery died Tuesday in Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be friends of the family.  Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
            Survivors include his wife, Ollie Mae Hillery; his parents, Harry Hillery Sr. and Sadie Hillery; a son, Rodrick Hillery of Brunswick; five daughters, Harriette Hillery, Florine H. Hampton, Corethra Sims, Delphine Wilson and Sharetta Hillery; four brothers, Johnie Lee Hillery, Donald Hillery, Sylvester Hillery and Nathaniel Hall; three sisters, Maggie Hillery, Janie Hillery and Marie Smith, all of Brunswick; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
            The McIntosh native was a m ember of First Friendship Baptist Church.  He was retired.
            Hall and Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

HILLERY, Timothy
The Brunswick News; Saturday 29 April 1972; pg. 14 col. 6

THREE DEATHS, INJURY RESULT FROM COLLISION

            Three local men are dead today and another hospitalized with multiple broken bones as a result of an early morning two-car collision on the F.J. Torras causeway.
            City police said Lester Grovner, 29, of 309 Amherst St., Dennis C. Williams Jr., 28, of 1826 Lee St., and Timothy Hillery, 25, of 2212 Wolf St. were dead on arrival at the Brunswick hospital early this morning.
            Grovner was driver of the car in which the three men were riding when it was struck in the front by a vehicle operated by 23 year old Steve R. Anderson of Glynvilla Apts. according to police reports.
            Police said the Grovner vehicle was traveling east on the causeway and the Anderson auto was traveling west.
            According to police reports, the Anderson vehicle left approximately 129 feet of skid marks before crossing the center line into the path of the Grovner car.
            Police said after the collision Anderson’s vehicle caught fire.  Anderson was thrown a few feet from the burning vehicle they said.
            Police estimated $2,150 damage to the Grovner vehicle and $1,895 to the Anderson automobile.
            Anderson is reportedly in “fairly good” condition at the Brunswick hospital.
            Police offered no explanation as to why Anderson might have skidded into the other lane.

 

HIPPARD, Columbus
The Brunswick News; Vol. 88, No. 85; Saturday 9 December 1989; pg. 3A col. 5

Funeral Set Sunday for Columbus Hippard

        The funeral for Columbus Hippard, of the Brookman Community, Brunswick, will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Springfield Baptist Church in Brookman with the Rev. Enoch Lee officiating. Burial will follow in the Hippard Cemetery.
        Hippard died Tuesday at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
        Active pallbearers will be Freddie Dunham, Jeffrey Hippard, Earl Hippard, Roy Miller, Glenn Maxwell, and Byron Gamble.
        Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the Springfield Baptist Church and officers of the district union.
        Surviving are his wife, Lula Mae Hippard of Brunswick; one daughter, Margie Hippard Clinch of Brunswick; one brother, Andrew Hippard of Brunswick; one sister, Fannie Warrick of Miami, Fla.; four granddaughters, five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and other relatives.
        Hippard was a lifelong resident of Glynn County and a member of the Springfield Baptist Church. He was past superintendent of the Sunday school, a member of the church building committee and chairman of the deacon board for more than a decade. He also was vice-president of the district union and was an active member of the Democratic Club.
        Collins' Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

HOLMES, Thomas
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 17 March 1915; pg. 1 col. 7

NEGRO IS FOUND DEAD, NECK SAID TO BE BROKEN

            Thomas Holmes, colored, was found dead at his residence in Dixville at an early hour yesterday morning an, while it is not believed that he met with foul play, still it has not been ascertained exactly how the negro met his death. Coroner Jennings was notified and an inquest held, the verdict being that the negro came to his death from unknown causes.
            It was stated yesterday that it was possible that Holmes had been drinking and fell from his front porch to the ground, only a few feet high, breaking his neck, but there was no evidence to sustain this theory. The body was turned over to the Miller Undertaking company for interment.

HOPKINS, James Jr.
The Brunswick News; Friday 8 May 1998; pg. 3A col. 6

JAMES HOPKINS JR. DIES TUESDAY

        James Hopkins Jr., 77, of Brunswick passed away Tuesday at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
        The funeral will be 4 p.m. Saturday at the First African Baptist Church of Fancy Bluff with the Rev. M.C. Denegal officiating. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery.
        The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.
        Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
        Surviving are two sons, James Hopkins III and Harold J. Hopkins of New York, N.Y.; two sisters, Rubell Carroll of Brunswick and Beatrice Haywood of Waverly; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
        He was a native of Glynn County and a member of the First African Baptist Church of Fancy Bluff. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was retired from the U.S. Postal Service.
        Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

HOWARD, Barty/James
The Brunswick News; Friday 2 September 1994; pg. 3A col. 3

SERVICE SATURDAY FOR BART HOWARD SR.

            The funeral for Barty Howard Sr., 34, of Waverly will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Waverly with the Rev. Ozell Massey officiating. Burial will be follow [sic] in Mt. Sinai Cemetery.
            He died Tuesday at his residence.
            The family will receive friends from to 8 tonight at Brunswick Funeral Home.
            The family will meet at 11 a.m. Saturday at Brunswick Funeral Home to leave for the service in Waverly.
            Pallbearers will be Townsend Jackson, Joe Howard, Ulysees [sic] Howard, James Howard, Richard Howard and Rodney Howard.
            Honorary pallbearers will be Cleveland Atkinson Sr., Ed Williams Sr., Rubeal Atkinson, Calvin Atkinson Sr. and Andrew Heck Sr.
            Surviving are his wife, Beatrice Howard of Waverly; seven sons, Townsend Jackson of Bridgeport, Conn., Barty Howard Jr., James Howard and Joe M. Howard, all of Brunswick, Rodney Howard of Waverly, Theodore Howard and Ulysees Howard, both of Miami; six daughters, Delores Morris of Jamaica, N.Y., Carolyn Edwards of Brooklyn, N.Y., Marilyn Howard, Joyce Howard, Vanessa Coley and Sheild [sic] Armstrong, all of Brunswick; 37 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
             A native of Camden County, Howard was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. He was a retired laborer for the city of Brunswick.

HOWARD, Roosevelt Sr.
The Brunswick News; Friday 25 September 1987; pg. 3A col. 6

HOWARD RITES TO BE HELD IN WAVERLY

            The funeral for Roosevelt Howard Sr., 94, will be held Saturday. Howard, a resident of Dover Bluff Road, Waverly, died Sunday at the Good Will Nursing Home in Brunswick.
            The 1 p.m. rites will be held at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in Waverly with the Rev. C.S. Hardee officiating. Interment will follow in the Mt. Sinai Cemetery.
            Active pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews.
            Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church.
            The family will receive friends tonight from 8 until 9 o’clock at the funeral home.
            He is survived by his wife, Lottie Y. Howard of Waverly, three sons, the Rev. Lewis Howard of Waverly, Curtis Howard of Brunswick and Roosevelt Howard Jr. of Waverly; four daughters, Virginia White and Shirley Guyton, both of Newark, N.J., Esther LaCount of Miami, Fla., and Sadie M. Crooks of Brunswick; a brother, Barty Howard Sr. of Waverly, a sister, Tina Jackson of New York, N.Y., 26 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
            He was a lifelong resident of Camden County and was retired. He was a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church.
            Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HUBBARD, Florie (Way)
The Brunswick News; Saturday 22 January 1977; pg. 15 col. 5

MRS. HUBBARD DIES FRIDAY

            Mrs. Florie Hubbard of 1713 I Street died Friday at the Brunswick hospital. She was a native of Brookman and a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.
            She is survived by her husband, Stafford Hubbard; a son, Stafford Hubbard, Jr.; and three daughters, Lillian Armstrong, Mary Whitten, and Henrietta Mells, all of Brunswick.
            Funeral services will be announced later by the Brunswick Funeral Home.

The Brunswick News; Wednesday 26 January 1977; pg. 2 col. 2

HUBBARD RITES TO BE THURSDAY

            Funeral services for Mrs. Florie Way Hubbard, 75, of 1713 L St., who died last Saturday will be at 4 p.m. tomorrow at the Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. W.M. Ashley officiating.
            Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            Mrs. Hubbard was a lifelong Glynn County resident and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
            She is survived by her husband, Stafford Hubbard Sr. of Brunswick; three daughters, Mrs. Lillian R. Armstrong, Mrs. Mary E. Whitten and Mrs. Henrietta L. Mells all of Brunswick; one son, Stafford Hubbard Jr. of Brunswick; one sister, Mrs. Maude Milton Jackson of Brunswick; one brother, George Mitchell of Miami, Fla.; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six nieces; three nephews and other relatives.
            Active pallbearers will be David Mitchell, Charles W. Mitchell, George R. Mitchell, S. Gerald Atkinson, John L. Martin, James B. Bens Sr., Bobbie L. King and Nathan R. Kennedy.
            The body will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. The funeral cortege will leave 1900 Kay Ave.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HUBBARD, Stafford Sr.
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 24 July 1984; pg. 3 col. 5

HUBBARD FUNERAL TO BE TOMORROW

            Services for Stafford Hubbard Sr., who died last Thursday at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital, will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. R.N. Reeves officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
            A native of Camden County, he had been a resident of Brunswick for most of his life. He had retired form Brunswick Pulp and Paper Co., and was a member of Grace United Methodist Church.
            He is survived by three daughters, Lillian R. Armstrong, Mary E. Whitten and Henrietta H. Mells, all of Brunswick; a son, Stafford Hubbard Jr.; 11 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
            Active pallbearers will be Anthony Armstrong, Craig Hubbard, Clarence Armstrong, Edward Whitten, Willie Mells and Gregory Lattany. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Brunswick Pulp and Paper.
            The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to services. The family will be at the residence of 1713 L. Street and will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7:30 to 8:30.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HUBBARD, Verdie Bell (West)
The Brunswick News; Thursday 7 February 1991; pg. 3A col. 6

VERDIE BELL HUBBARD FUNERAL TO BE FRIDAY

            Services for Verdie Bell West Hubbard, 48, of Brunswick will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Walter Scott officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            Active pallbearers will be Malachi Pinkney, Lamartis Dudley, Luke Rhaney, Henry Curry, Melvin King Jr., Anthony Armstrong, Lawrence Lemon and Kenneth Scriven Sr.
            Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Bethel Baptist Church.
            The body will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. Friday. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 tonight at the residence, 2854 Palamar Drive.
            Mrs. Hubbard died Sunday morning in Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.
            She is survived by her husband, Stafford Hubbard Jr. of Brunswick; two daughters, Angela West and Linda West, both of Brunswick; two stepsons, Craig Hubbard of Brunswick and Curtis Brown of Fort Knox, Ky.; her mother and stepfather, Annie Mae and Prince Pinkney Sr. of Jones; seven sisters, Bessie Mae Pinkney of Riceboro, Queen Ester Johnson of Miami, Fla., Marie Pinkney of Hartford, Conn., Katie Buggs of Brunswick, Kelly Barfield of Baxley, and Mary Jane Barfield and Doris Shellman, both of Hollywood, Fla.; 14 brothers, Hardy Pinkney and Isaac Pinkney, both of Hartford, Conn., Charles Pinkney of Miami, Fla., Malachi Pinkney of Jones, the Rev. William Barfield of Brooklyn, N.Y. Adolph Barfield of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Clayton Barfield of Baxley, and Wade Barfield, Larry Barfield, Paine Barfield, Lamar Barfield, Adam Barfield, Levern Barfield and Jerry Barfield, all of Hollywood, Fla.; one step-brother, Prince Pinkney Jr. of Florida; one granddaughter; three step-grandchildren; five aunts; three great-aunts; and several nieces and nephews.
            Mrs. Hubbard was a native of McIntosh County and had lived in Brunswick over 30 years. She was a member of Bethel Baptist Church and was retired.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

HUDSON, Mary Ellen (Winn)
The Brunswick News; Friday 26 December 1997; pg. 3A col. 4

MARY ELLEN HUDSON SERVICE SATURDAY

        The funeral for Mary Ellen Winn Hudson, 71, of Riceboro will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Riceboro Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Edgar Timmons officiating. Burial will follow in Cross Road Cemetery.
        She died Monday at the Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
        Pallbearers will be Marion D. Richardson, Mario L. Baggs Sr., A. Brown, Henry Parrish, James Fade and Kenneth Howard. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the church.
        Surviving are three sons, Willie Hudson Jr. of Brunswick, Ronnie Hudson of Brunswick and Eddie Hudson of Lancaster, Texas; four daughters, Corine Williams of St. Simons Island, Hessie West of Riceboro, Birdie Mae Brown of Riceboro and Leona Hudson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three brothers, Leroy Howard of Miami, Fla., and Matthew Winn and Joe Winn, both of Riceboro; nine grandchildren and several other relatives.
        The Liberty County native was a former resident of Brunswick. She was retired fro King Shrimp Co. and a member of Riceboro Missionary Baptist Church.
        Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

JACKSON, Mary (Walthour) Johnson
The Brunswick News; Friday 6 January 2006; pg. 4A col. 1

            Mary Walthour Johnson Jackson, 71, of Townsend died Dec. 29 in McIntosh County.
            Mrs. Jackson, a native of Charlton County, was retired from Altama Delta.  Mrs. Jackson was a member of the House of God Church, where she served as deaconess board chair and Sunday school superintendent.
            The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the House of God Church with Gen. Elder G.A. Lott officiating and State Elder Nathaniel Grovner assisting.
            Interment will follow in Churchill Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be Chatham Davis Jr., Andrea Simmons, Dothen Walthour, Levon Johnson Jr., Daniel Pippens, Gary Simmons, Jaudon Walthour and Archie Myers.
            Mrs. Jackson’s body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
            Survivors include her husband, Garfield Jackson Sr. of Townsend; three sons, Larry Walthour, Tracy Johnson and Levon Johnson, all of Townsend; three daughters, Pearlie Mae Johnson of Jesup, Anna B. Williams of Townsend and Diane J. Skipper of Darien; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

JACKSON, Maude (Way)
The Brunswick News; Friday 7 July 1978; pg. 2 col. 3

RITES TO BE SATURDAY FOR MAUDE JACKSON

            Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Way Jackson, who died June 30 in the local hospital after an extended illness, will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. W.L. Henderson officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            She was a life long resident of Glynn County and a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, and the city wide ushers union.
            Active pallbearers will be deacons of the church. She is survived by one daughter, Evelyn Scott of Seaside, Calif.; one brother, George Mitchell of Miami, Fla.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Yvonne Goings of Marina, Calif.; one foster son, Armon Walker Jr. of Brunswick, one great grandson, several nieces and nephews and many cousins and other relatives.
            The family will be at the residence at 2002 Stonewall St.
            Collins Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

JACKSON, Mitchell Anthony
The Brunswick News; Thursday 12 December 1996; pg. 3A col. 3

MITCHELL JACKSON FUNERAL FRIDAY

            The funeral for Mitchell Anthony Jackson, 38, of St. Simons Island will be 11 a.m. Friday in New Life Interfaith Christian Church with the Rev. Barbara Holland officiating.  Burial will be at Village Cemetery.
            He died Saturday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be Nathaniel Ramsey, James Armstrong, Terrence Armstrong, David Ellis, Virgil Jackson and Orange Moore.
            Honorary pallbearers are the men of New Life Interfaith Christian Church and Bill Baker Jr.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to the service.
            Surviving are his mother, Constance Jackson of St. Simons; a daughter, Denise P. Jackson; five brothers, Martin C. Jackson, Thynoise Jackson and Joe Lewis Jackson all of Brunswick, Theodore Jackson of Long Branch, N.J., and Steve B. Jackson of Lakewood, N.J.; four sisters, Rosalie Gainey of Lakewood, Susie Cohen of Tampa, Fla., Carrie Baker and Wendy Jackson, both of Brunswick; a grandmother, Beulah Whing of St. Simons; and several nieces and nephews.
            Jackson was a Glynn County native.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

JAMES, William
The Brunswick News; Friday 16 May 1913; pg. 1 col. 2

WELL KNOWN COLORED MAN DIES VERY SUDDENLY

            William James, one of the best known colored citizens of Brunswick died very suddenly in Dixville yesterday morning. James, who was foreman of the gang of longshoreman for Julius May, the stevedore, and who has held that position for 15 years, worked all day Wednesday and was up as late as 10 o’clock that night, when the excursion party returned to Fernandina. He went home and retired as usual and when eh was called to get up this morning it was discovered that he was dead. It is believed that his death was due to apoplexy. He was a good citizen, a hard working man, who owned his own home and counted many friends among both races. The funeral will occur today.

JENKINS, Harold Osborne
The Brunswick News; Saturday 20 July 1996; pg. 3A col. 6

HAROLD O. JENKINS SERVICE MONDAY

            Harold Oscar Jenkins of Brunswick died Wednesday at his residence.
            The funeral will be 3 p.m. Monday at Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. E.C. Tillman officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be deacons of the church. Honorary pallbearers are John Beckham, Charles Baker and other friends.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.
            Surviving are a brother, Arthur Knight of Atlanta; a sister, Josephine Jackson of Brunswick; and a nephew.
            The Glynn County native was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church. He was self-employed.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

JENKINS, Mackey
The Darien Timber Gazette; Friday 27 October 1876; pg. 3 col. 3
 

            Mackey Jenkins, a colored man working on the bark Fritz, in this city, while coming down the ladder of the vessel last night was struck by one of the hoisting ropes and knocked overboard and was drowned.  Diligent search was made for the body, but up to the hour of going to press it had not been recovered.

 

JOHNSON, Henry Adrian
The Brunswick News; Friday 3 January 1975; pg. 11A col. 1

HENRY JOHNSON DIES TUESDAY

            Henry Adrian Johnson, 68, died Thursday at the Brunswick hospital.
            A native of St. Simons Island, he was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, and was a retired school teacher.
            He is survived by his wife: Mrs. Luetta B. Johnson, St. Simons Island; a daughter, Mrs. Josephine Jackson, San Diego, Calif.; and a son, Adrian H. Johnson, Newark, N.J.
            The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Emanuel Baptist Church with burial at Strangers Cemetery. The Rev. R.J. Leggett will officiate, assisted by the Rev. J.F. Mann and associate ministers of the church.
            Pallbearers will be deacons of St. Paul Baptist Church and the First African Baptist Church of St. Simons Island. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Emanuel Baptist Church, all visiting deacons, and members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity.
            The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the Emanuel Baptist Church building funds.
            The body will be at the residence, 634 Johnson Road from 5 p.m. Friday until noon Saturday, at which time it will be taken to the church.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

JOHNSON, Isaac Sr.
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 15 April 1998; pg. 3A col. 4

ISAAC JOHNSON SR. RITES THURSDAY

            Isaac Johnson Sr., 77, of Fancy Bluff died Friday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Luke Baptist Church on Sapelo Island with burial to follow at Behavior Cemetery.  The boat will leave Meridian dock at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
            The family will receive friends from noon to 8 p.m. today.
            Surviving are his wife, Ida Mae Johnson of Fancy Bluff; three daughters, Lizzie Johnson and Laura Green, both of Fancy Bluff, and Theresa Perry of Brunswick; six sons, Isaac Johnson Jr., Julius Bennett, Walter Johnson and Robert Johnson, all of Brunswick, and Joseph Johnson of Fancy Bluff; a sister, Dorothy Murray of Savannah; two brothers, Fred Johnson of Sapelo Island and Joseph Johnson of Savannah; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
            He was born on Sapelo Island and educated in McIntosh County schools.  He was a retired construction worker.  He was a member of Springfield Baptist Church in Brookman, served as chairman of the Deacon Board and was a member of the choir, the BTU and the Sunday school.
            He was active in the Boy Scouts.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

JOHNSON, Louetta (Brown)
The Brunswick News; Thursday 3 November 1977; pg. 2A col. 1

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LOUETTA JOHNSON TO BE HELD SATURDAY

            Funeral services for Mrs. Louetta B. Johnson, a well known retired educator of Glynn County, will be held 2 p.m. Saturday from Emanuel Baptist Church, St. Simons Island. Interment to follow in Strangers Community Cemetery, St. Simons. The body will be placed in the church for viewing from noon until the hour of service.
            Mrs. Johnson died early Sunday morning at the Brunswick hospital following a short illness.
            A native of Allendale, S.C., Mrs. Johnson finished high school in Allendale with honors, received a B.S. degree from Claflin College Orangeburg, S.C., a masters in elementary education from Columbia University, New York, and came to St. Simons Island in the late 30’s as the wife of the late Adrian Johnson, also an educator.
            The two accepted the wooden school at Harrington on St. Simons and developed a training school.
            Prior to her retirement, due to a physical condition, received many awards for services to the community news media, church and civic affairs.
            Survivors include two step children, Adrian Johnson, Jr. of Newark, N.J. and Mrs. Josephine Jackson of San Diego, California; one brother Sylvester Brown of Englewood, N.J.; one sister, Mrs. Blanch Mack of Philadelphia, pa.; host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
            The Brunswick Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.

 

JOHNSON, Melvin Sr.
The Brunswick News; Thursday 12 April 2012
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            Melvin Johnson Sr. of Sapelo Island died Tuesday at Sunrise Assisted Living Facility in Decatur.
            Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Baptist Church with burial in Behavior Cemetery. The boat will leave Meridian Dock at 9 a.m. Saturday. The family will greet friends Friday from 6 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
            He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Johnson; two daughters, Cheryl Johnson and Delicia Ellison; sons Melvin Johnson Jr., Michael Johnson and Kevin Johnson; his siblings, Eloise Miller, Barbara Reed, Willa Johnson, Margaret Thorpe, Betty Cooper and Charles Johnson.
            A native of Sapelo Island, he was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church, a 1960 graduate of Todd-Grant High School and retired from Eastern Airlines.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JOHNSON, Dr. R.H.
The Savannah Tribune; Saturday 19 December 1908; pg. 5 col. 2

SUDDEN DEATH

            Dr. R.H. Johnson died early Wednesday morning after an attack of acute indigestion.  The remains were taken to Brunswick where they were buried.  Services were held at Asbury church in the morning conducted by the pastor Rev. G.H. Lennon.  The services were largely attended, and there was a great manifestation of esteem and regret for the sudden demise of the doctor.  Dr. Johnson came here several years ago from Brunswick and entered with vim into the practice of his profession.  He located his office in a section where much good could be done, and he did it in a way that endeared him to the people especially of that locality.  It is said that he did much philanthropic work in his profession.  The death of a man like him is a distinct loss to a community.  He left a wife, children and other relatives, all of whom have been extended sympathy by numerous friends.

 

JOHNSON, Richard Michael
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 6 December 1994; pg. 3A col. 2

RICHARD JOHNSON SERVICE WEDNESDAY

            The funeral for Richard Michael Johnson, 35, of Sapelo Island will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Luke Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in Behavior Cemetery.
            He died Thursday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The boat will leave Meridian dock at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
            Surviving are his son, Joel Johnson of Miami; his father, Fred Johnson of Sapelo Island; a sister, Gwendolyn J. Spence of Washington, D.C.; three brothers, Frederick Johnson of Statesboro and Ronald Johnson and Larry Johnson, both of Miami.
            The lifelong Sapelo Island resident was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

JOHNSON, Ronster
The Brunswick News; Friday 22 April 1994; pg. 3A col. 4

SERVICE SATURDAY FOR RONSTER JOHNSON

            The funeral for Ronster Johnson, 81, of Sapelo Island will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Baptist Church with the Rev. Anderson Jones officiating.
            Burial will follow in Behavior Cemetery.  The boat will leave Meridian Dock at 9 a.m.
            Pallbearers will be deacons of St. Luke Baptist Church and of the First African Baptist Church of Sapelo Island.
            He died April 15 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight at Darien Funeral Home.
            Surviving are his daughter, Eldora B. Cabral of Brunswick; two stepsons, Isador Campbell of New York city and Eugene Johnson of Brunswick; two sisters, Ruth Wilson of Sapelo Island and Dorothy Murray of Savannah; four brothers, Fred Johnson of Sapelo Island, Isaac Johnson and Lloyd Johnson, both of Brunswick, and Joe Johnson of New York City; and two grandchildren.
            The lifelong resident of Sapelo Island was a retired boatyard worker and a deacon of St. Luke Baptist Church.

 

JOHNSON, Ruth (Hillery)
The Brunswick News; Saturday 09 June 2007
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            Ruth Hillery Johnson of Sapelo Island died June 4 at the North Florida Community Hospice.
            Born and educated on Sapelo Island, she was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church. She was a homemaker.
            A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Luke Baptist Church.
            Burial will follow in Behavior Cemetery.
            The Rev. R.J. Leggett will officiate.
            Pallbearers will be Melvin Johnson, Mark "Chris" Miller, Daniel "Danny" Johnson and Cyval Reid Jr.
            The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Darien Funeral Home.
            The boat will leave at 9:30 a.m. Monday from Meridian Dock.
            Survivors include her children, Eloise Miller and Melvin Johnson, both of Sapelo Island and Barbara Reid of Atlanta, Willa Johnson, Charles Johnson and Margaret Thorpe, all of Jacksonville, and Betty Cooper of East Orange, N.J.; 16 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

JOHNSON, Will
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 4 May 1949; pg. 10 col. 1

NEGRO IS SLAIN, POLICEMAN SHOT IN PISTOL FRAY—Patrolman Sapp Accidentally Hit By Fellow Officer

            Five police bullets struck an armed negro resisting arrest here last night.  The negro died three hours later in City Hospital.
            Officer Leonard C. Sapp was hit in the arm by a fellow officer’s bullet which first passed through the negro.  The wound was minor and the bone was not struck.
            The shooting took place near a residence at Norwich street lane and M street at 7:55 p.m.
            Chief J.E. Register said the negro, Will Johnson, 40, pulled a pistol when officers observed him looking toward a house in a suspicious manner.  Sapp grappled with the negro as he pointed his weapon toward the other officer, W.W. Woodham.  Woodham fired five times, all bullets striking the negro and one also hitting Sapp.
            A coroner’s inquest has been ordered to clarify incidents leading to the shooting.
            Officer Sapp gave the following account:
            “Officer Woodham and I were patrolling through Norwich street lane about 7:55 p.m. when we saw a negro man whom we did not know on M street looking toward a house.  The negro was acting in a suspicious manner so we went out to investigate him.
            “We pulled up side of him and I stepped out of the car by the negro, who started walking toward the rear of the car.  I called the negro and he put his hand under his coat.  I started fighting to hold the negro and I told Officer Woodham to look out as the negro had a pistol.
            “I was trying to hold the negro’s arm down as he was trying to point the pistol at Woodham.  Woodham started firing at the negro and kept firing until the negro dropped the gun.
            “The negro asked me to let him lie down, which I did.  We found that the negro’s name is Will Johnson.  He had a Smith and Wesson .38 calibre revolver, loaded with five cartridges.”
            Johnson was taken to City Hospital, where he died at 10:30.  His home was at 2118 Lee street.

 

JONES, Albert
The Brunswick Times-Advertiser; Monday 27 May 1895; pg. 4 col. 4

LAY DEAD TWENTY-SIX HOURS—A Negro Dies All Alone in his House on A Street Lane.

            Albert Jones, colored, an employee of Dr. W.B. Burroughs, was found dead this morning in his house, corner of A street land and H street.
            Jones did not show up for work at Dr. Burroughs’ residence yesterday.  This morning, as he still did not appear, he was sent for.  The woman who acted as the messenger found the door of Jones’ house locked, and, on forcing entrance, found the old negro’s body lying on the floor, clothed in nothing but a shirt.
            Coroner Jennings was notified, but no inquest was held, as it was evident that the deceased had died of heart disease.  He occupied the house alone, and death evidently occurred Saturday night.
            Jones was a member of the colored lodges of Odd Fellows, but they have refused to bury him, as he was not in good standing.  The city will have to pay for his funeral.
            At 3 o’clock this afternoon the body was still lying as it had been found and, as a very unpleasant stench was beginning to emanate from it, the neighbors were making a stout kick.  He has been dead almost thirty-six hours, and ought to be interred at once.

 

The Brunswick Times-Advertiser; Tuesday 28 May 1895; pg. 1 col. 3

BURIED AT NIGHT—Albert Jones, the old negro who was found dead in his house in A street lane Saturday night, was coffined and buried by Undertaker Moore last night.

 

JONES, Cash
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 1, No. 50; Wednesday 15 March 1876; pg. 1, col. 3

        Jake Dean and Cash Jones (both colored), laborers at Cook's mill, were playing with each other last Thursday night (March 9, 1876), when Dean drew a pistol and punched Jones in the side. From some unknown cause, the pistol fired sending the bullet into him. Jones died in a few hours.

 

JONES, Inez
The Brunswick News; Friday 6 January 2006; pg. 4A col. 3

            Inez Jones died Tuesday at the Hospice of the Golden Isles.
            A native of Colquitt, Mrs. Jones moved to Brunswick at an early age.  She was a member and volunteer worker at First Jordan Grove Full Gospel Baptist Church.  Mrs. Jones was employed as a domestic engineer for several years.
            The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Jordan Grove Full Gospel Baptist Church with the Rev. Julius Hope officiating.
            Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            Mrs. Jones’ body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
            The procession will leave from 1510 I St.
            Pallbearers will be Ronald Steven Jones Jr., Walter Bernard Jones III, Gary Odom, Bernard Odom, Charles Odom and Tarzone Livingston II.
            Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the church.
            Survivors include her sons, Ronald Jones Sr. of Cantonment, Fla., and Walter Jones Jr. of Chesapeake, Va.; sister, Mazie Brown of Brunswick; four grandchildren; and other relatives.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

JONES, Ruby E. (Massey)
The Brunswick News; Friday 23 May 1997; pg. 3A col. 6

RUBY M. JONES FUNERAL SATURDAY

            The funeral for Ruby M. Jones of Brunswick will be noon Saturday at the Magnolia C.M.E. Church in the Brookman community with the Revs. John L. Fletcher and Leroy Mack officiating. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery.
            She died May 16 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service.
            Pallbearers will be Roland Frazier, James Clinch, Sammie L. Thomas, Donnell Mack and Darrel Hayes. Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
            Surviving are her husband, Henry Jones; a daughter, Willie Mae Holland of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three sisters, Emma L. Staffords of Brunswick, Jessie Mae Fields of Jacksonville, Fla., and Essie M. Demerey of Brunswick; and four grandchildren.
            She was a native of Glynn County, a member of the Magnolia C.M.E. Church and president of its missionary board. She was a housewife.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JOYNER, Clara Linton
The Brunswick News; Saturday 9 November 1968; pg. 12 cols. 1 & 2

THREE KILLED IN TWO AUTO MISHAPS HERE LAST NIGHT

        Three persons were dead today as the result of two automobile accidents last night and this morning.
        Two elderly Negro pedestrians were killed just prior to 7 p.m. yesterday when they were struck by an automobile on highway U.S. 84 ten miles north of Brunswick.
        A North Brunswick housewife, Mrs. Annie Myrle R. Dubberly, 26, was killed early today when her automobile crashed into a ditch within the city limits on Altama Avenue.
        The three fatalities brought to 16 the number of traffic deaths in Glynn County thus far this year. In the same period of time, the Georgia State Patrol post here said traffic deaths in its area stand at 45, as opposed to 26 for the same period last year.
        County police investigating the U.S. 84 accident said Mrs. Clara Joyner, 60 of Hill Cabin Road, and Willie Thomas, 60, of Rt. 1, were killed instantly when struck last night by an automobile operated by Harold Glynn Cope, 18, of Rt. 1, Brunswick.
        In a report filed by Lt. A.L. Lokey and patrolmen McDowell and Buck, Cope was said traveling north on the highway when the two Negroes were struck and killed. The two were said to have been in the northbound traffic lane.
        Police reported the two were decapitated and torsos of each cut into two sections, strewn along some 400 feet of the highway.
        Young Cope, driving a 1968 model automobile, was charged with driving 70 miles an hour in a 50-mile-an-hour zone, and with two counts of involuntary manslaughter.
        He reportedly told police he did not see the couple, but heard and felt the impact as his vehicle struck them.
        The Dubberly death occurred at 4:20 a.m. today as the automobile the young mother was driving crossed Altama Avenue from Townsend Street and crashed into a ditch.
        The car came to rest in the ditch on its right side in approximately one foot of water. The 1966 model car received some $1,700 damage. City patrolmen H.G. Guinn and R.L. Yawn investigated.
        Mrs. Dubberly, a resident of 1750 Townsend Street, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Brunswick hospital. She had been a resident of Brunswick for the past 12 years.
        She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Dubberly and a daughter, Susan Beth Dubberly, of Brunswick; her mother, Mrs. Grace R. Reynolds, Uvalda; a sister, Mrs. Betty Kinchen, Uvalda; four brothers, Billy, Bobby, Elbert and Jimmy Reynolds, all of Uvalda; several nieces and nephews.
        Funeral arrangements, under the direction of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, are incomplete and will be announced later.

 

KENTY, Edna Jackson
The Brunswick News; Saturday 21 July 1984; pg. 3A

KENTY SERVICES SET FOR 4 P.M. MONDAY

        Services for Mrs. Edna Jackson Kenty will be at 4 p.m. on Monday at Church of Christ Written in Heaven.  Burial will be in Clayhole Cemetery, Everett City.
        Mrs. Kenty died Wednesday at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
        Bishop R. Pollar and the Rev. Samuel Kenty Sr. will officiate.
        A native of Ware County, she had been a resident of Brunswick 36 years and was a member of Church of Christ Written In Heaven, where she was an active member.
        Surviving are her husband, Ike Kenty Sr. of Brunswick; eight children, John Brown Jr.; Mary Ann Green and Evara Bennett, all of Brunswick, Willie Brown of Philadelphia, Pa., Earl B. Kenty of Vero Beach, Fla., the Rev. Samuel Kenty Sr. of Savannah, Ike Kenty Jr. of Miami and Willie Tippens of Riveria Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Lucy Spence of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Lou Ethel Evans of New York City and Mrs. Blanche McCrae of Newark, N.J.; four brothers, Simon Jackson of Camden County, Robert Jackson and James Jackson, both of Miami, and Ernest Jackson of Newark; 25 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
        Active pallbearers will be John Brown Jr., Earl B. Kenty, Ike Kenty Jr., Jerry Jackson, James Jackson and Ralph Baisden; honorary pallbearers will be Willie Williams Sr., Ricky Williams, Joseph Williams, Gregory Williams, Henry Williams and Charles Bacon.
        The body will be placed in the church to await the hour of service at 3 p.m.
        The family will receive friends at the residence, 2315 Johnston St.
        Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

KENTY, Isaac "Ike"
The Brunswick News; Saturday 26 October 1991; pg. 3A

IKE KENTY FUNERAL SCHEDULED MONDAY

        The funeral for Isaac "Ike" Kenty Sr. of Brunswick will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Church of Christ Written in Heaven with the Bishop Raiford Poller officiating.
        He died Tuesday at his residence.
        Interment will be at Clayhole Community of Brunswick.
        Active pallbearers will be deacons of the church and men of the family.  Honorary pallbearers will be all ministers.
        The family will receive friends at the residence, 2315 Johnston St.
        Kenty is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann Kenty Green and Evora Kenty Bennett, both of Brunswick, five sons, the Rev. Sammie E. Kenty of Savannah, Isaac "Ike" Kenty Jr. of Stone Mountain, Earl B. Kenty of San Diego, Calif., John Brown of Brunswick and Willie Tippins of Starke, Fla., one sister, Evelyn Gray of Brunswick, two brothers William Culpepper of Brunswick and Robert Culpepper of St. Augustine, Fla., 19 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and other relatives.
        Kenty was a lifelong resident of Glynn County.  He was a member and deacon of the Church of Christ Written in Heaven and was retired from the Brunswick Gas Fuel Company Inc. after 38 years of employment.
        Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement.

 

KENTY, Rhina
The Brunswick News; Saturday 13 September 1980; pg. 2A, col. 5

FUNERAL SUNDAY FOR MRS. KENTY

        The funeral for Mrs. Rhina Kenty, 92, of Brunswick, who died Wednesday at the Brunswick hospital, will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Sheffield Chapel, United Methodist Church, Clayhole Community.
        The Rev. U.C. Dukes will officiate. Interment will be at Clayhole Cemetery.
        She was a native of Liberty County and had lived most of her life in Glynn County. She was a member of Sheffield Chapel United Methodist Church and the Mt. Olive Chapter, No. 52, Order of the Eastern Star.
        She is survived by a son, Ike Kenty Sr., of Brunswick; a sister, Mrs. Early Perry of Savannah; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives.
        Active pallbearers will be the Rev. Sammie E. Kenty, Ike Kenty Jr., Early Kenty, John Brown Jr., Leo Baldwin Jr., William Dale and Samuel Dale.
        Honorary pallbearers will be Finlet Sheffield, Nathan Higginbotham, Frank Screven, the Rev. Joe Sheffield, Ralph Baisden Jr. and Lee Baisden.
        Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

KING, Cynthia
The Brunswick News; Friday 9 May 1997; pg. 3A col. 6

CYNTHIA KING FUNERAL SATURDAY

        Cynthia King, 86, of Kingsland died April 30 at St. Marys.
        The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First African Missionary Baptist Church in Kingsland with the Rev. E.L. Hart officiating. Burial will follow at Kingsland City Cemetery.
        A wake will begin at 6 tonight at Myers Funeral Home in Woodbine.
        Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be senior members of the church.
        Surviving are her brother, Stephen Fulwood of Woodbine; two nieces; six nephews; and several other relatives.
        She was educated in Camden County schools. She was a member of the First African Baptist Church for over 50 years.

 

KING, Moses
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 3 No. 3; Wednesday 11 July1877; pg. 3, col. 1

        Moses King, colored, while engaged loading a vessel for R.B. Reppard, at Cook's wharf last week, fell overboard and drowned.  He never rose after he went under the first time.  His body was recovered about 15 minutes after he fell overboard, but life was extinct.

 

KNIGHT, Mattie (Crutchfield)
The Brunswick News; Friday 2 October 1992; pg. 3A col. 5

MATTIE C. KNIGHT FUNERAL SATURDAY

            The funeral for Mattie Crutchfield Knight of Brunswick will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Jordan Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. T.L. Davis officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
            Mrs. Knight died Monday at the Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be grandsons.  Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the church.
            The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 tonight at the chapel of Brunswick Funeral Home.  The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to services.
            The family will leave for the funeral from the home of Carrie Simmons, 1615 Amherst St.
            Surviving are two daughters, Carrie Simmons and Marie Brogsdale, both of Brunswick; a sister, Mrs. Troy Turner of Chesapeake, Va.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
            The Glynn County native worked as a presser for Glynn and Arrow Cleaners.  She was a member of First Jordan Grove Baptist Church.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

LANE, Melvin
The Brunswick News; Monday 26 May 1969; pg. 8 col. 1 & pg. 3 col. 6

Double Drowning—Risley Outing By Senior Class Has Tragic End

            A beach outing at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, for 43 senior students from Risley High School, ended in tragedy Friday with the drowning of two students.
            The sheriff’s office at Bluffton, S.C., confirmed recovery of the body of Hester Speakman of Sterling, but has listed Melvin Lane of St. Simons Island as missing and presumed drowned.
            Miss Speakman resided with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Speakman of Sterling.  Lane is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Lane, of 508 Gordon Retreat, St. Simons.
            The outing, which was not a school sponsored trip, left by chartered bus Friday morning for a day of swimming and picnicking at the South Carolina resort.
            Adrian Johnson, senior advisor and sociology teacher at the school was chaperone for the trip.
            Johnson related that the students were counseled after lunch to remember that they were to swim and hike in groups and not alone or in couples.
            At approximately 1:30 p.m. a student reported to Johnson that the Speakman girl and the Lane boy were seen swimming with a third student, but that the third student had left them and returned to shore.
            After locating the third student, Johnson discovered that the boy had not seen the two since he left them in the water.
            A search was started and the beach and water area were combed in an effort to locate the two missing students.
            The sheriff’s department at Bluffton, which serves Hilton Head, was notified and it took over the search.
            Johnson, in an interview today said, “We have made this trip several years, without any problems.”  He speculated that the students were caught in a strong current since the tide was coming in.
            Johnson was perplexed at their inability to handle such a situation, since both students were reported to be strong swimmers.  He went on to remark that “in that area when the tide is coming in an undercurrent often crosses below the surface.”  He commented that this set of circumstances could have caused the Speakman girl to panic.
            Johnson was visibly upset as he spoke of the incident.  He had a close relationship with the two students, who were members of his home room class.
            The South Carolina sheriff was unavailable for additional information, but had contacted Risley Principal W.C. McNeely today to confirm recovery of the Speakman girl’s body, and report that the Lane boy is still the object of an extensive search.

 

The Brunswick News; Tuesday 27 May 1969; pg. 12 col. 4

BODY OF DROWNED STUDENT IS FOUND AT S.C. RESORT

            The body of Melvin Lane, student at Risley High School, who drowned Saturday during an outing at Hilton Head, Island, S.C., was located early Monday, according to South Carolina authorities.
            Lane, 18, of St. Simons Island, and Hester Speakman, 18, of Sterling, both senior(s) at Risley, drowned around noon Saturday while on an outing with 41 classmates.  Miss Speakman’s body was found by authorities late that afternoon.
            The outing, which was not a school-sponsored trip, left by chartered bus early Saturday for a day of swimming and picnicking at the South Carolina resort.
            Adrian Johnson, senior advisor and sociology teacher at the school, said that the students were counseled to swim or hike in groups, but not alone or in couples.
            A third student was reportedly in the water with Lane and Miss Speakman, but left them alone, later saying they had not seemed to be in any trouble.
            The search for the bodies was conducted by the office of the sheriff of Bluffton, S.C., which serves the Hilton Head area.

 

LARGE, Elizabeth
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 1 November 1904

OLDEST WOMAN DEAD

            Brunswick, Ga., October 31—Elizabeth Large, colored, said to be the oldest woman in the state, died today.  While it is impossible to tell her age exactly, she was reported to be between 118 and 123 years old.  She has been living here over 100 years.

 

LAWTON, Henrietta Juanita (Way)
The Brunswick News; Friday 5 January 1973; pg. 15 col. 8

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. LAWTON TO BE SATURDAY

            Funeral services for Mrs. Henrietta Lawton, who died Sunday at the Brunswick hospital, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. William Ashley will officiate.
            She is survived by her husband, Joseph Lawton; a daughter, JoAnn Lawton; a brother, George Mitchell of Miami, Fla.; and two sisters, Mrs. Maude Middleton and Mrs. Florie Hubbard, both of Brunswick.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.
            The Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
            Pallbearers will be George Hamilton, Willie Chavers, Wallace Franklin, Kermit Blash, J.B. Bens and T.P. Williams.

LAWTON, Joseph
The Brunswick News; Saturday 6 March 1976; pg. 2 col. 3

LAWTON RITES HELD TODAY

            Funeral services for Joseph Lawton of Brunswick who died February 27 at the local hospital were held today at 3 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church.
            The Rev. William M. Ashley officiated and interment followed at Greenwood Cemetery.
            A native of Brantley County, Lawton was retired from Hercules and was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church.
            He is survived by a daughter Miss Joan Lawton of Brunswick, a stepdaughter, Mrs. Anne Belle Purnell of New York City, three brothers, John Wesley Jones of Jacksonville, Jesse B. Thomas of Springfield, and Levi Thomas Jr. of Eglin AFB, and three sisters Mrs. Myrtice Welcher of Eglin AFB, Mrs. Gladys Rowe of Springfield, and Mrs. Edna Sparrow of Daytona Beach.
            Pallbearers were Melvin Williams, William M. Lewis, Peter Wright, Samuel Singleton, Willie Salters and Phillip Hankerson.
            The body was placed in the church one hour prior to services.
            Brunswick Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

LEE, Hubert Lamar
The Brunswick News; Friday 29 March 2013; pg. 4A col. 4

            Hubert Lamar Lee, 67, died at Shea Family Care Victoria in San Diego, Calif., on March 26, 2013.
            He is the son of the late Mr. Harry Othen Lee and the late Mrs. Bertha Lee of Brunswick.  He attended school in Glynn County at Perry Elementary and Risley High School.  Hubert was transferred in his last year of high school in 1963 as one of the first four black students to integrate Glynn Academy.
            After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles, Calif., to work with Amtrak Train.  Hubert then pursued his career as he joined the United States Navy in the Vietnam War on the USS Destroyer.  For several years after honorable discharge, he worked until he retired with the federal government as in information technology specialists.
            Hubert is survived by two brothers, Reuben Ulysees Lee of Srtesia, Calif., and Winfred Wendell Lee of Brunswick; and one sister, Harriett Lee Clinch of Brunswick.
            No funeral arrangements have been made at this time.

 

LEWIS Lela Calloway
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 27 July 1999; pg. 2A col. 5

            CRESCENT—Lela Calloway Lewis, 63, died Thursday at her residence.
            The funeral will be 1 p.m. Wednesday at Sam’s Memorial C.O.G.I.C. with Elder Griffin A. Lotson officiating.  Burial will follow at Union Memorial Cemetery on St. Simons Island.
            Pallbearers will be Sam’s Memorial deacons and junior deacons.  Honorary pallbearers will be senior citizens of McIntosh County.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.
            Surviving are two sons, Raymond Calloway of Houston, Texas, and Anthony Hendrix of Goldburg, N.C.; two daughters, Lena Kaye Lewis and Veronica Gay, both of Dawson; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
            A native of Dawson, she was a member of Sam’s C.O.G.I.C. of Crescent.  She was a housewife.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

LEWIS, Malcolm Frank
The Darien News; Thursday 3 October 1991; pg. 4 cols. 3 & 4

            Funeral services for Malcolm Frank Lewis of Dawson were held Sept. 28 at St. Andrews Holiness Church on St. Simons Island with the Rev. A. Hunter officiating.  Interment followed in Union Memorial Cemetery on St. Simons.
            Mr. Lewis, 26, died Sept. 22 in Dawson.
            The Glynn County native was a member of St. Andrews Holiness Church on St. Simons and worked for the maintenance department of the Glynco Jetport.
            He is survived by his parents, Johnny Frank and Lela Mae Lewis of Crescent; two brothers, Raymond Callaway of Texas and Anthony Earl Hendrix of North Carolina; two sisters, Lena Lewis of Crescent and Veronica Gay of Dawson; a grandmother, Katie Lee Scott of Dawson; and several nieces and nephews.
            Friends of the family served as pallbearers, and officers of the church were honorary pallbearers.
            Hall and Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

LEWIS Mary (Kelly)
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 28 March 1990; pg. 3A col. 6

LEWIS RITES TO BE THURSDAY

            Services for Marie Lewis, 76, of Brunswick, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul AME Church with the Rev. Richard Ward officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            She died unexpectedly Saturday.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.
            Stewards of the church will serve as pallbearers.
            The family requests those wishing to make contributions to the Glynn County Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Association.
            Surviving are her daughter, Mary Lewis of Brunswick and several nieces and nephews.
            A native of Bainbridge, Mrs. Lewis had resided in Glynn County for the past 66 years.
            Hall’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

LINDSAY, Dock
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 5 October 1896

FOUND DEAD IN THE STREETS—Dock Lindsay, a Negro, Dies from Excessive Drink.

            Brunswick, Ga., October 4.—(Special.)—Dock Lindsay, a colored man, who has been drinking excessively here for some days past, died suddenly yesterday.
            His body was found in the streets, near Mr. H.V. Wood’s residence, and an inquest held by Coroner Jennings resulted in a verdict in accordance with that fact.  He bore on his person a registry receipt reading to “Mrs. E.W. Jackson, Jacksonville, Fla.”

 

LINTON, Maedell (Bloodworth) Wilcox
The Brunswick News; Friday 20 January 1989; pg. 3A col. 3

LINTON SERVICES TO BE SATURDAY

            The funeral for Maedell Wilcox Linton of Brunswick will be held Saturday. She died Jan. 15 at Heritage Nursing Home.
            The 1 p.m. rites will be held at St. Paul AME Church. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery. The Rev. Richard Q. Ward Sr. will officiate. Pallbearers will be officers of St. Paul AME Church.
            The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the time of the service.
            The family will leave from 133 Yorktown Drive for the funeral procession.
            Survivors are her husband, Willie James Linton; a daughter, Wanda L. Roberts of Brunswick; a step-daughter, Shannon Linton; a brother, John Bloodworth of McIntosh County; three sisters, Alethia Murphy of Brunswick and Elizabeth Mosley and Alene Robinson of Philadelphia, Pa.; three grandchildren.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LINTON, Willie James
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 21 June 1995; pg. 3A col. 5

SERVICE THURSDAY FOR WILLIE JAMES LINTON

            The funeral for Willie James Linton of Brunswick will be held 3 p.m. Thursday at the Johnson Temple First Born Church with the Rev. W.L. Johnson officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            He died June 15 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Augusta.
            Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
            Surviving are his wife, Louvenia B. Linton of Brunswick; his mother, Etta Mae Wicker of Brunswick; three daughters, Shirley A. Beckley and Jerusha P. Oats, both of Brunswick, and Shannon P. Linton of Spartanburg, S.C.; two step-daughters, Markeela M. Brady and Chanda D. Everett, both of Brunswick; two sisters, Mazelle Sullivan and Arlene Hershaw, both of Brunswick; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
            The Johnson County native lived in Glynn County for most of his life. He was a veteran, a retired custodian and a member of the Johnson Temple First Born Church.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

LOTSON, Rebecca (Lambert)
The Brunswick News; Friday 5 March 1999; pg. 2A col. 5

            Rebecca Lotson, 74, of Darien died Monday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at First Anderson Grove Baptist Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery.
            The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Darien Funeral Home in Darien.
            Surviving are a son, Sinclair LaCount of Savannah; three sisters, Frances Crawford and Ruth Singleton, both of Savannah, and Birdie Stevens of Atlanta; three brothers, Albert Lambert and Abraham Lambert, both of Riceboro, and Israel Lambert of Miami; and three grandchildren.
            She was born and educated in Liberty County.  She was a retired seafood worker and a member of St. Paul AME Church in Savannah.

 

MACK, Robert
The Brunswick News; Friday 25 January 2013; pg. 4A col. 4

            Robert Mack, Jr. died Jan. 16, 2013, at Southeast Georgia Health System.
            A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday from New Hope United Methodist Church in the Brookman community with burial in Fred Blue Cemetery.
            The procession will leave from 527 Myers Hill Road.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

MACK, Ruby
The Brunswick Times-Advertiser; Tuesday 12 February 1895; pg. 1 col. 3

WHISKY’S BAD WORK—A Child Takes a Drink of It and Dies—Had Awful Convulsions, Resulting Fatally in Fifteen Hours—Drank About a Gill.

            Ruby Mack, a colored child, two and a half years old, died yesterday afternoon from the effects of a drink of whisky, taken while she was alone in the house.
            The child’s parents live at the corner of Wolf and H streets.  They left the little one at home in the house.  In some way the child got a bottle of whisky and rank about a gill of it, “straight.”
            The whisky was of the strongest kind, and, when the parents returned, they found the child in violent convulsions.  They summoned Dr. G.V. Cate, who did everything possible to save her life.  Death resulted fourteen hours after the drink was taken.

 

MARSHALL, Martha (Mrs.)
The Savannah Tribune; Saturday 14 November 1914; pg. 5 col. 2

            The funeral of Mrs. Martha Marshall whose death occurred on last Tuesday night at her residence 417 Perry street west will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First A.B. Church.  Though in poor health for sometime she was only confined to bed for the past three weeks.  Mrs. Marshall was 72 years of age and a native of Brunswick, Ga., having come to the city about 50 years ago.  For a number of years she conducted a restaurant and lodging house and was well known in the business.  She is survived by a granddaughter and two nieces and other relatives.

 

MATTHEWS, W.H.
The Savannah Tribune; Saturday 6 November 1909; pg. 4 col. 3

DEATH OF AN OLD SAVANNAHIAN

            Judge W.H. Matthews, one of Brunswick’s oldest and best known citizens, departed this life October 21, at 11:30 p.m., after an illness of several weeks.  In the death of Judge Matthews the race loses a statesman and patriarch, the wife a devoted husband, his daughters, a kind father, the church a consistent Christian and his brethren a true friend.  During his life he held offices of public trust in this state and for the government of the United States and was well known throughout the state.  He was a member of the K. of P’s and was funeralized [sic] at the First A.B. Church last Sunday with very imposing ceremonies.  Rev. John Williams officiated.  Mr. John Byrd, undertaker—Advocate.
            Our citizens were pained to hear of the death of Judge Matthews.  He is an old Savannahian, but for about twenty years resided in Brunswick.  The Judge was well and favorably known here.  In politics, in church, and fraternally, he held prominent places.  THE TRIBUNE and the citizens here condole with the family in their bereavement.

 

MATTOX, Josephine (Wilson) Alvin
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 22 January 1986; pg. 3A col. 6

MATTOX FUNERAL TO BE HELD HERE THURSDAY

            The funeral for Josephine Mattox, a St. Simons resident, who died Jan. 18 at Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital will be held tomorrow.
            Services will be held at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church, St. Simons, with the Rev. Ervin Brogsdale officiating. Burial will be in Union Memorial Cemetery.
            Mrs. Mattox was a native of Glynn County and a member of St. Paul Baptist Church.
            Surviving are her husband, Malckian Mattox; a son, James Alvin of New York; two brothers, Clyde Knight of St. Simons and Robert Wilson of Atlanta; a sister, Celia Buchanan of St. Simons; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
            Pallbearers will be Blanch Gibson, Jasper Barnes, Raymond Ramsey, O.A. Buchanan, Henry Flemings, Eugene Lewis, Connie Jackson, Claud Buchanan, the Rev. G.L. Jones, Burnice Bailey and Alfonso Ramsey. Honorary pallbearers will include officers of the church.
            The family will be at the funeral home tonight at 7 o’clock.
            Hall and Jones Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

 

McDONALD, Moses
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 27 November 1897

HE CAME BACK DEAD

            Brunswick, Ga., November 26.—(Special.)  The body of Moses McDonald, colored, was brought to Brunswick today for burial.  McDonald was tax collector here eighteen years ago.  He disappeared, it is alleged, under charge of shortage, and his whereabouts were unknown until today.

 

MACK, Clarence
The Brunswick News; Friday 8 January 1993; pg. 3A col. 4

CLARENCE MACK RITES TO BE HELD SATURDAY

            The funeral for Clarence Mack, 87, of Brunswick will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in New Hope United Methodist Church with the Rev. Marcella Myers officiating. Burial will be in Mack’s Cemetery.
            Mack died Jan. 1 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be Joe Sam Clinch, Calvin Waye Jr., Morrison Waye, Joseph Vail, J.E. Clinch and Donnell Mack.
            Stewards of the church will serve as honorary pallbearers.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to the service.
            Surviving are his wife, Ada Wright Mack of he Brookman Community; two daughters, Emma Lee Williams and Carrie Lee Mack, both of the Brookman Community; three sons, Sinclair Mack, Johnnie Wiggins and Robert Mack, all of the Brookman Community; 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
            The Glynn County native was a member of New Hope United Methodist Church. He was a retired laborer for the Jekyll island Authority.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MACK, Robert
The Brunswick News; Monday 8 April 1935; pg. 8 col. 5

NEGRO BADLY INJURED—Robert Mack, Brookman negro, is in the City Hospital suffering from serious injuries he sustained when he fell from a truck on Oglethorpe street Saturday afternoon. He received a fractured skull and has been unconscious since the accident. He and another negro were thrown from the truck when it made a quick turn around a corner. The other negro was not hurt.

MELLS, Willie Edward
The Brunswick News; Friday 25 August 1995; pg. 3A col. 4

SERVICE SATURDAY FOR WILLIE EDWARD MELLS

            The funeral for Willie Edward Mells, 52, of Brunswick will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Frist Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. J.D. Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            He died Sunday at his residence.
            The family will receive friends at the residence, 125 Riverside Rd.
            Pallbearers will be William Matthews, T.J. Armstrong, Jerry Armstrong, Wayne Dixon, Luke Rhaney, Don Hoenshell, Larry Tucker, W.H. Lynn and Roosevelt Davis.
            Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Frist Friendship Baptist Church and active and retired employees of Georgia Pacific.
            Surviving are his wife, Henrietta H. Mells; five daughters, Sherita M. Curry, Lisa M. Spaulding, Donna Mells and Shawnda Mells, all of Brunswick, and Matasha M. Jones of San Diego, Calif.; five sisters, Carletha Mention of Darien, Eartha Williams of Bronx, N.Y., Rosa Mells of Washington D.C., Gale Reed of Harris Neck, and Cheryl Tyson of Cox; seven brothers, Lorenzo Mells and Roy Mells, both of Ardox, Charlie Mells of Bronx, N.Y., Robert Mells of Eastern, Penn., Johnny Mells of Darien, David Mells of Fort Myers, Fla., and DeWayne Brown of Brunswick; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews and other relatives.
            The McIntosh County native had been a Glynn County resident since his youth. He was a 1962 graduate of Risley High School and was an employee of Georgia Pacific for 29 years where he was a master welder. He was a member and a deacon of the First Baptist Church.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MILLER, Steven A.
The Brunswick News; Sunday 17 July 1910; pg. 4 col. 3

            Prominent Negro Dead—S.A. Miller, colored, who formerly lived here died at his home in Pine Bluff, Ark., yesterday morning. Miller, who was quite wealthy, was a patent medicine manufacturer an owned what he called Indiana Remedies. In this business he made money rapidly and it is said his estate is worth considerable.

The Brunswick News; Sunday 24 July 1910; pg. 1 col. 5

FORMER LOCAL NEGRO DEAD; LEAVES A SMALL FORTUNE

            Steve Miller, for many years one of the best known negroes in Brunswick passed away a few days ago in Aransas, where he removed from this city a number of years ago. The remains arrived in the city yesterday and the funeral will occur today.
            Miller, since removing to Arkansas, has acquired a small fortune, and it is understood that he left an estate valued at upwards of $100,000. He was always an energetic negro and made considerable money while living in Brunswick. The casket which contained his body is one of the handsomest ever seen in this city and, it is stated, cost the family $500.

MILLS, Frank Frazor
The Brunswick News; Friday 14 November 1997; pg. 3A col. 4

FRANK F. MILLS FUNERAL SATURDAY

            Frank Frazor Mills, 76, of Brunswick died Nov. 7 at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
            The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Prudence Hall Chapel of Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home with Elder George Clark officiating.  Burial will follow at Higginbotham Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be James Clinch Jr., Joe Sam Clinch, Hershell Holland, Jeffrey Johnson, Tony Josato, Bernard Walker, Howard Waye and Morrison Waye.
            Surviving are his wife, Ora Mills of Brunswick; a son, Frank Mills Jr. of Miami, Fla., a daughter, Jacquelyn King of Miami; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
            He was a native of Lee County, Fla., a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired storekeeper for United Airlines.

 

MILLS, Rosa (Jones)
The Brunswick News; Friday 5 March 1999; pg. 2A col. 6

            Rosa Jones Mills, 69, of Sapelo Island died Monday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The funeral will be noon Saturday at First African Baptist-Sapelo, with burial to follow at Behavior Cemetery.  The boat will leave the Meridian dock at 10 a.m.
            Surviving are three daughters, Sarah B. Edmond, Lucille Banks and Vernell Grovner, all of St. Simons Island; four brothers, Bennie Jones of Darien, Robert Jones of Brunswick, Edward Jones of Jacksonville, Fla., and William Jones of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a son, John Mills of Maui, Hawaii; 20 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
            She was born on Sapelo Island and educated in McIntosh County schools.  She retired from the University of Georgia on Sapelo after more than 30 years of service.  She was a member of First African Baptist-Sapelo Island, where she was a former choir member and life member of Lydia Chapter No. 4, OES, in Darien.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

MOLETTE, Rev. B.
The Savannah Tribune; Saturday 15 February 1913; pg. 1 col. 1

            Rev. B. Molette, 715 West 35th street, died early Wednesday morning at his residence.  Though Rev. Molette had been in ill healthy for some time, his death was somewhat of a surprise.  Rev. Molette was pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church, Brownsville, this city, and St. Peters Baptist Church, Waycross.  He was forty two years old and highly respected by all who knew him.  He had been living in this city for about six years.  He is survived by a wife and sister.  The remains were taken to Brunswick, Friday for interment.

 

MORGAN, Henry
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 29 May 1897

PLANT’S COLORED STEWARD DIES—Morgan’s Remains Taken to Albany in Private Car.

            Brunswick, Ga., May 28.—(Special.)—Henry Morgan, colored, steward for President Plant, of the railway system, is dead and the funeral services being conducted over his remains demonstrate the feeling entertained toward him by his former employer and his people.
            The body was brought to Brunswick today in a private car.  His widow came from New York to the funeral.
            Last night his remains were expected on the midnight train and some 200 people were present to meet them.  Today the same number, headed by the colored Knights of Pythias, escorted the casket to his residence, where services, both religious and the Knights of Pythias, were held.
            At 4 o’clock the casket was taken to the depot under a large escort, where a special car awaited to carry the remains to Albany for interment.
            Morgan was wealthy and much liked by both white and colored.

 

MUNGIN, George A.
The Savannah Tribune; Saturday 4 August 1900; pg. 3 col. 2

MR. MUNGIN’S DEATH

            Mr. Geo. A. Mongin [sic], son of Mr. A.L. Mongin, who has been sick seriously for the past four months, died on Tuesday morning last at 6:30 o’clock.  He was born in Brunswick, Ga., Jan. 22, 1875, and came to this city with his parents in the autumn of 1883, and have lived here till his death.  Mr. Mongin married Miss M.E. Gibbs of Walterboro, S.C. about two years ago.  Beside the widow he leaves a father, mother, two sisters, four brothers, and friends to mourn his loss.  His remains were buried from Saint Philips Monumental church on Wednesday afternoon.  The funeral was attended by the G.E. Club of which he was a member, and which organization the parents feel grateful to for favors shown.

 

MURPHY, Mildred
The Brunswick News; Thursday 27 December 1984; pg. 3A col. 3

MURPHY FUNERAL TO BE FRIDAY

            The funeral for Mildred Murphy of St. Simons Island will be held Friday.
            She died Dec. 24 at Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
            The Rev. R.J. Leggett will officiate at the 3 p.m. rites at Emanuel Baptist Church. Interment will be at Gould Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
            The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the time of the services.
            A native of Glynn County, she was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church.
            She is survived by a sister, Fannie Mae Cherry.
            Hall & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

MYERS, Johnny Wesley
The Brunswick News; Monday 27 May 1996; pg. 3A col. 5

SERVICE WEDNESDAY FOR JOHNNY W. MYERS

        The funeral for Johnny Wesley “Boo-Pap” Myers, 65, of Brunswick will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul AME Church with the Rev. Richard Quinn Ward, Sr. officiating.
        Burial with full military rites will follow in Myers Cemetery in the Brookman Community. [Tombstone can be found in Flanders Cemetery—ALH]
        He died Friday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
        Pallbearers will be members of a U.S. Army Honor Guard.
        Honorary pallbearers will be members of the board of stewards and board of trustees of the St. Paul AME Church, First Down Club, Red Birds Baseball League, employees of the Sea Island Co., and employees of Bennie’s Red Barn.
        The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 Tuesday night at Robert Cummings’ Mortuary and requests memorials be made to the St. Paul AME Church restoration, P.O. Box 428, Brunswick, 31521.
        Surviving are his wife, Colleen Myers of Brunswick; five sons, Johnny Myers III, Ronnie Myers, Donnie Myers, Keith Ramsey and Tory Roberts, all of Brunswick; two brothers, Walter Myers of Brunswick and James Myers of Savannah; three sisters, Hattie Mae Bennett of Jesup, Gladys Cunningham of St. Louis, Mo., and Dorothy Sheffield of Miami, Fla.; three grandchildren and several other relatives.

 

MYERS, Julia
The Brunswick News; Friday 18 August 1995; pg. 3A col. 6

SERVICE SATURDAY FOR JULIA MYERS

        The funeral for Julia Myers, 86, of Brunswick will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul AME Church with the Rev. Richard Q. Ward officiating. Burial will be in Flanders Cemetery.
        She died Monday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
        Pallbearers will be Johnnie Myers, James Myers, Walter Myers and friends of the family. Honorary pallbearers are stewards and officers of the church.
        The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight at Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to the service.
        Surviving are two sisters, Minnie Cole and Edna Myers of Miami, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
        The Glynn County native was a member of St. Paul AME Church and its Stewardess Board. She was a housewife.

 

NOBLES, John
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 8 December 1971; pg. 3A col. 4

JOHN NOBLES DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS

            John Nobles, 75, died at the Brunswick hospital Sunday after an extended illness.
            He was a life long resident of Glynn County and a member of St. Athanasius Episcopal Church.
            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Annie Nobles; two sons, William Nobles and John Nobles Jr.; four daughters, Mrs. Irene White, Mrs. Evelyn Johnson, Mrs. Gladys Puth and Mrs. Lucille Johnson; several nieces and nephews.
            Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Athanasius Episcopal Church with the Rev. Poitier officiating.  Interment will be in the Jerusalem Cemetery.
            Hall’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

OUTLER, Jerome
The Brunswick News; Saturday 19 January 1980; pg. 2A col. 2

FUNERAL SUNDAY FOR JEROME OUTLER

        The funeral for Jerome Outler of Brunswick, who died Jan. 14 in Atlanta, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church.
        The Rev. John Leggett will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
        Pallbearers will be 1967 graduates of Risley High School.
        He was a native of Brunswick and a member of St. Paul Baptist Church.
        He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie D. Outler; three brothers, Willie C. Outler, Vidalia, Doris Outler, Waterbury, Conn., and Walter Jean Outler, Brunswick; two sisters, Bessie Mae Outler Woodham, Detroit, Mich. and Bobbie Lee Outler, New Britain, Conn.
        Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

OVERSTREET, Sylvia (Dunham) Wilson
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 10 April 1990; pg. 3A col. 6

OVERSTREET RITES TO BE THURSDAY

            Services for Sylvia Dunham Wilson Overstreet, 97, of Sapelo Island will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at First A.B. Church on Sapelo Island with burial at Behavior Cemetery on the island.
            The boat will leave the Meridian Dock at 8:30 a.m.  Mrs. Overstreet died April 6 at Candler General Hospital in Savannah after a short illness.
            She is survived by a son, John D. Wilson of Sapelo Island; four granddaughters, a grandson, 15 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and other relatives.
            Mrs. Overstreet was a native of Sapelo Island and was a member of the DeRenne Avenue Church of God in Savannah and a former member of the First African Baptist Church of Sapelo Island.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

PARKER, Jonathan
The Brunswick News; Friday 14 November 1997; pg. 3A col. 4

JONATHAN PARKER FUNERAL SATURDAY

            Jonathan Parker, 56, of Brunswick died Nov. 7 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the First African Baptist Church on Sapelo Island with burial to follow at Behavior Cemetery.  The boat will leave Meridian Dock at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
            Surviving are three daughters, Wanda R. Bryson, Cynthia Kareem and Bethemy McCrae, all of Brunswick; his mother, Dorothy Brunson of Brunswick; and three grandchildren.
            He was born on Sapelo Island and attended McIntosh County schools.  He retired from Hercules Inc. in Brunswick.  He was a member of the First African Baptist Church of Sapelo and served as a deacon and Sunday school superintendent.
            He was a member of Rossville Lodge No. 346, F&AM in Eulonia.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

PARLAND, Theodore P.
The Savannah Tribune; Thursday 1 September 1921; pg. 3 col. 5

PARLAND—In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Theodore P. Parland, who departed this life one year ago, Aug. 29th 1920.
            Sleep on dear child.  So good and true you were as our thoughts go back suddenly.  Didn’t even get to say good by [sic].  But it was God’s will.  Words cannot express how we miss you.
            Your broken hearted mother and father, sisters and brothers.
            Mother, Ella Parland
            Father, John H. Parland
            Sisters,
            Mamie L. Parland
            Lula M. Parland
            Geneva E. Parland
            Allene M. Parland
            Vasalie E. Parland
            Brothers,
            John H. Parland, Jr.
            Daniel P. Parland.

 

PATTERSON, James
Brunswick Weekly Advertiser & Appeal; Friday 14 September 1888; pg. 6 col. 5

MR. JAMES PATTERSON, OF UNION ISLAND NEAR DARIEN IS DEAD

            ACCIDENTALLY SHOT—A colored man on St. Simons accidentally shot another negro man on last Tuesday afternoon.  He was in the act of firing at a beef, when he missed his aim, and put the load into the abdomen of a negro helper.  The wounded man died on Thursday.

 

PAUL, George W.
The Brunswick News; Friday 11 November 1983; pg. 3A col. 8

PAUL FUNERAL TO BE SATURDAY

            The funeral for George W. Paul, who died Nov. 6, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Zion Baptist Church with burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery.  The Rev. G.E. Darrisaw will officiate.
            Paul was a native of Cordele and a member of Zion Baptist.
            He is survived by his wife, Bertha Paul; two sons, Sgt. Leroy McAllister Paul of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. And Tyrone Paul of Atlanta; a daughter, Ms. Colette Paul of Brunswick; a sister, Bernice Baily of Islip, N.Y., and five grandchildren.
            Pallbearers will be deacons of Zion Baptist Church.
            The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 8.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

PERRY, Louis
The Brunswick Times; Saturday 30 June 1900; pg. 4 col. 5

NEGRO DROWNED

            Louis Perry, aged 26 years, and colored, residing on Reynolds street, was drowned shortly after noon yesterday. The man, in company with four others of his own color, had gone for a sail on the river, and in a sudden squall the boat was capsized and the quartette was precipitated into the water. Perry went down before assistance could reach him, and his body has not yet been recovered. The other men managed to keep above water until a boat could put out from shore and rescue them. They received nothing more than severe drenching. Perry was well known in Brunswick, having at one time been employed at the Arcade saloon.

 

PINKNEY, Henry
The Brunswick News; Saturday 15 October 1955; pg. 8 col. 3

HENRY PINKNEY, FOREMAN OF LONGSHOREMEN, DIES

            Henry Pinkney, 70, a lifelong resident of Brunswick, died yesterday at his home, 1325 Amherst Street.  He was a longshoreman foreman for the Brunswick Pulp and Paper Co., and a trustee of Goodwill Home, founded by his wife, Minnie Pinkney, who survives him.
            He was a Mason and a deacon in the Shiloh Baptist Church.  Funeral will be at the church Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

 

PINKNEY, Pearl Butler
The Brunswick News; Thursday 12 December 1996; pg. 3A col. 4

PEARL B. PINKNEY FUNERAL FRIDAY

            The funeral for Pearl Butler Pinkney, 90, of Brunswick will be 4 p.m. Friday at Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. E.C. Tillman officiating.  Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
            She died Sunday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service.
            Pallbearers will be Eric Dixon, Byron Tumblin, Terrance Dixon and William Tumblin.  Honorary pallbearers will be officers and trustees of the church.
            Surviving is a son, Elliott L. Pinkney Jr. of Compton; two daughters, Alice P. Dixon of Brunswick and Alvera P. Tumblin of New Orleans, La.; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
            The Glynn County native was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, where she served on the Deaconess Board.  She was a retired cook.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

POLITE, John Wesley
The Brunswick News; Friday 26 February 1993; pg. 3A col. 2

JOHN W. POLITE SR. SERVICES SATURDAY

        The funeral for John Wesley Polite Sr., 79, of Brunswick will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Zion Rock Baptist Church with the Rev. A.J. Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Liza Field Cemetery at Youth Estate.
        He died Feb. 21 at a Savannah hospital.
        Pallbearers are Donny Harris, Ronny Harris, Raymond Harris Jr., Johnny “Pop” Massey, Kenneth Lewis, and Joseph Downs.
        Honorary pallbearers are retired and active employees of Hercules Inc.
        The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
        The funeral procession will leave from 2510 Amherst St.
        Surviving are two sons, John Wesley Polite Jr. of Riverside, Calif., and James “Sonny” Polite of Brunswick; three daughters, Hattie Polite West, Victoria Polite Grant, and Marsha Polite Massey, all of Brunswick; a sister, Edna P. Davis of Brunswick, 12 grandchildren, a great-grandchild, a niece and several other relatives.
        The lifelong Glynn County resident was retired from Hercules after 41 years service.
        Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

POLITE, Nathan “Nick”
The Brunswick News; Friday 2 February 1990; pg. 3A col. 2

POLITE FUNERAL TO BE SATURDAY

            The funeral for Nathan “Nick” Polite of Brunswick, who died Tuesday night at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital, will be Saturday.
            The services will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. E.L. Hart officiating.  Interment will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery.
            Active pallbearers will be Morris James, Moses Blaine, Willie Wrice, Clarence Cash, Clarence Harris and Raymond Harris.
            Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and retired and active employees of Hercules, Inc.
            The body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. to await the hour of service.
            The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 8.
            He is survived by his wife, Ceola Polite of Brunswick; two daughters, Betty Beckham and Delores Polite, both of Brunswick; one son, Nathan Polite Jr. of Brunswick; a step daughter, Effie Demery of Brunswick; three step-sons, Bermer Hodges of Newark, N.J., Benny Demery and James Demery, both of Brunswick; one sister, Marion Pinkney of Brunswick; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, eight step grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren and other relatives.
            Polite was a lifelong resident of Glynn County.  He was a veteran of World War II and a retired employee of Hercules Inc. and a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

POLITE, Ruth (Jackson)
The Brunswick News; Saturday 1 February 1986; pg. 3A col. 5

RUTH POLITE RITES SET FOR SATURDAY

            Graveside services for Ruth Jackson Polite will be held at 2 p.m. Monday with the Rev. R.N. Reeves officiating at Broadfield Cemetery in the Needwood Community.
            Mrs. Polite died Wednesday night at the Medical Arts Center of Coastal Georgia following an extended illness.
            Mrs. Polite is survived by a sister, Dorothy Henderson of Brunswick, two grandchildren, Willie Murray and Juanita Johnson, both of Brunswick, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
            Mrs. Polite was a native of Camden County and had been a resident of Glynn County since 1940.
            The family will meet at the residence of Willie Murray, 2624 Gordon St.
            Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

POOLE, Cola (Bradshaw)
The Brunswick News; Friday 4 January 2013; pg. 4A col. 1

            Mrs. Cola Bradshaw Poole went home on Dec. 31, 2012.
            She is survived by Bobby (Evie) Poole of Detroit, Mich., Jerome (Ora) Poole of Canton, Clifford Bradshaw Wilson of Detroit, Mich., Diann Poole Matthews, Frashier Tyler, a granddaughter she raised, and Frashier Poole; two stepchildren, Mary L. Wilson and Earl Wilson of St. Simons Island.
            She was employed with Glynn County and St. Simons Island Public Library for many years until going to work for Sea Island Co., where she retired.
            A graveside service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Union Cemetery.  A repass [sic] will follow at St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church on St. Simons Island.
            R.L. Jones and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

PROCTOR, Enoch
The Brunswick News; Friday 31 May 1974; pg. 2 col. I

ENOCH PROCTOR RITES TO BE HELD SATURDAY

            Funeral services for Enoch Proctor, 84, who died at his Arnold Road, St. Simons Island home on May 27, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Emanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert J. Leggett officiating. Interment will follow in Gould Cemetery on St. Simons.
            Proctor was a member of the Emanuel Baptist Church.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Jane Proctor; seven nieces; and five nephews.
            Hall’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

PYLES, Augustus
The Brunswick News; Saturday 10 February 1940; pg. 8 col. 4

BE BURIED HERE

        Augustus Pyles, former well known Brunswick negro resident, who had been residing in New York for several years, died in that city a few days ago and his body has arrived here for burial. Funeral services will be held at the First African Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock.

 

PYLES, Julia A. (Walker)
The Savannah Tribune; Saturday 15 July 1899; pg. 2 col. 3

DEATH OF MRS. PYLES

            Mrs. Julia A. (Walker) Pyles of Brunswick died on July 4th last and was buried on the 5th, from Grace M.E. church, of which she was a member, Rev. Jno. Watts, officiating, assisted by Rev. Jno. Crolly of Savannah.
            Mrs. Pyles was born in Savannah, graduated from the Beach Institute in ’91, and has since been teaching in various places.  She made quite a reputation as a teacher in Glynn county.
            The deceased was married to Mr. Gus Pyles about eight months ago in Brunswick, and her early demise is quite a shock to him.  She is a step-daughter of Rev. Wm. Daniels, presiding elder of the Brunswick district.
            Mr. James E. Bryant conducted the funeral, with Messrs. Jeff Williams, W.H. Harrington, W.G. Taylor, Jas. Thompson, Wm. Lookwood [sic] and Chas. Ozier, pall bearers.

 

PYLES, Robert
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 10 June 1930; pg. 8 col. 2

Negro Found Dead at Fancy Bluff

        Robert Pyles, a negro well known in the Fancy Bluff District, died suddenly at his home sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning, and was found yesterday by Dan Brante, a negro friend, who went to Pyles' home to see him.  The dead negro had been sick for some time.
        Coroner J.D. Baldwin was notified yesterday after the body was found and it was decided to hold an inquest.  M.J. Cox, A.E. Pennington, C.B. McDonald, A.W. Joiner, and W.E. Coleman were empanelled as a jury and after hearing evidence in the case decided that the negro died from natural causes.

 

QUARTERMAN, Louise (Lockley)
The Brunswick News; Saturday 18 June 1983; pg. 3A col. 2

QUARTERMAN RITES TO BE ON MONDAY

            Services for Louise Lockley Quarterman, who died Tuesday at the local hospital, will be Monday at 4 p.m. at Rising Daughter Baptist Church in Waverly with Elder A. Crawford officiating.
            Interment will be at Blue Cemetery in Brookman.
            Active pallbearers will be Johnny Hippard, Michcel Mack, Kenneth Lockley, Tyrone Hall, James Bailey and Marvin Fleming.
            Honorary pallbearers will be Andrew Hippard, Robert Mack, MA2 [sic] Joseph Davis, Joseph Demery Sr., Morrison Waye, James Mack Jr. and Michael Nelson.
            Mrs. Quarterman was a native of Glynn County and a member of Resurrection Church of God in Christ.
            She is survived by a step-daughter, Catherine S. Fleming of Brunswick; three nieces, including Lizzie Mack with whom she lived, and a nephew, and other relatives.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

RAMSEY, Leroy
The Brunswick News; Friday 23 February 1990; pg. 3A col. 2

RAMSEY FUNERAL TO BE TOMORROW

            The funeral for Leroy Ramsey will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the First A.B. Church on St. Simons Island with the Rev. James J. Hill officiating.  Interment will follow in Village Cemetery.
            Pallbearers are Robert Atkinson Jr., Joe C. Odom, Phillip Odom, James Trottie, Arthur Richon Bradley and nephews.
            Honorary pallbearers are deacons of the First A.B. Church.
            The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at the Brunswick Funeral Home.
            The St. Simons Island native died Feb. 15 at his home.
            He is survived by his wife, Alice Ramsey of St. Simons; four brothers, Virthus Ramsey Jr., Johnny Ramsey, Raymond Ramsey and Shedrick Ramsey, all of St. Simons Island; three sisters, Eva Bradley of Washington D.C., Carrie Ramsey of New Brunswick, N.J. and Sallie Mae Gulley of Brunswick.
            Ramsey was a landscape gardener and was a member of the First A.B. Church of St. Simons Island.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

RAMSEY Peter Sr.
The Brunswick News; Friday 7 July 2017; pg. 6A col. 3

PETER RAMSEY, SR.

            Peter Ramsey Sr., of St. Simons Island, died June 29 at Southeast Georgia Health System.
            The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First African Baptist Church on St. Simons Island, with burial to follow in German Village Cemetery.
            The family will receive friends from 5-7 today at R.L. Jones and Sons Funeral Home.
            R.L. Jones and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

RAMSEY, Thomas “Tom”
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 04 November 1987; pg. 3A col. 4

RAMSEY RITES TO BE HELD THURSDAY

            The funeral for Thomas (Tom) Ramsey, of St. Simons Island, who died Saturday in the heritage Inn Nursing Home, will be held Thursday.
            The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. at the Frist African Baptist Church with the Rev. J.J. Hill officiating. Interment will follow in Gould Cemetery.
            Nephews will be active pallbearers. Deacons and members of the First African Baptist Church will be honorary pallbearers.
            He is survived by his wife, Katherine Ramsey, two sons, John C. Ramsey of St. Simons and James Doughtery [sp?] of Los Angeles, Calif.; one sister, Lenora Murray of Brunswick, two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
            The family will meet friends at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 8 p.m.
            Ramsey was a native of Glynn County, a member of the Frist African Baptist Church and an usher of the church.
            Hall & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RAMSEY, Virthus Sr.
The Brunswick News; Thursday 24 January 1980; pg. 2A col. 3

FUNERAL TO BE HELD FOR LOCAL RESIDENT

            The funeral for Virthus (Bully) Ramsey Sr. who died Monday at the Brunswick hospital, will be held Friday at 3 p.m. at the First African Baptist Church with the Rev. J.J. Hill officiating. Burial will follow at Village Cemetery.
            He was a resident of St. Simons Island, a member of the First African Baptist Church, and a commercial fisherman.
            Survivors include six sons, Virthus Ramsey Jr., Samuel Ramsey, Raymond Ramsey, Leroy Ramsey, James Ramsey, and Shedrick Ramsey; five daughters, Carrie Ramsey, Henrerita [sp?] Atkinson, Hazel Johnson, Eva Bradley, and Sallie Mae Gully; one brother, Thomas Ramsey; one sister, Lenora Murray; 30 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
            Pallbearers are Ervin Jones, Russell White, Thomas Mungin, Rudolph Williams, Herman Osborne, and Casie Sullivan. Honorary pallbearers are Alphonso Ramsey, Curtis Costello, Robert Thorpe, and Julius Stevens.
            The body will be at the church one hour before services.
            Hall and Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RICHARDSON, Elizabeth (Blue)
he Brunswick News; Saturday 8 January 1977; pg. 2 col. 1

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. RICHARDSON WERE HELD TODAY

            Mrs. Elizabeth Blue Richardson died Tuesday. She was a member of the Mt. Olive Baptist Church where she served on the deaconess board and the Christian community lodge.
            Survivors include four daughters, Susie Ann Sullivan, Jeanette Brown Garner, Thelma Hart and Nancy Whitten; three sons, George and Richard Richardson and Simon Bailey; 20 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.
            Funeral services were held today at 3 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. R.J. Legget officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.
            Active pallbearers will be Samuel Sullivan, Lucius L. Brown, Reginald Sullivan, Ephraim Sullivan, Charles Moore and Charlie Brown. Hall’s Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

RICKS, Roger Lee, Sr.
The Brunswick News; Thursday 23 May 2013; pg. 4A cols. 1 & 2

            Roger Ricks, Sr. 96, of Jesup, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, May 21, at Wayne Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness under the care of Southern Hospice of Vidalia, Ga. And Golden Living Center in Jesup, Ga.
            Roger was born on Jan. 11, 1916 to the late Henry Ricks and Suzy Mae Troup-Ricks in Soperton, Ga.  Mr. Ricks, his father and siblings were employed by the Gillis Family in Soperton, Ga.  He often told stories of how he grew up with the Gillis family, living on their property.  The most memorable was when he would tell the story of how proud he was to say that their home was the only home with glass windows on Highway 56, a promise made and kept by Jim L. Gillis, if they would live on their property.  Mr. Ricks was taken back to Soperton on numerous occasions by his daughter, Patricia, and his son, Roger Jr., who took him back to visit the house that is still standing today.
            He left Soperton in the 1940s and moved to Brunswick, Ga., and later to Stuart, Fla.  In 1956, Mr. Ricks moved back to Brunswick, Ga. and was then employed with the state on Jekyll Island, Ga.  His true love was farming.  When asked by his children, “Why did you leave Florida,” his response was “I just couldn’t get farming out of my blood!”  Mr. Ricks had a farm, and he worked it until he was 92 years of age and sold vegetables to the Brookman Community.
            He was preceded in death by both parents; his loving wife of 65 years, Juanita E. Hearse-Ricks; a sister, Georgia Mae Collins; and a brother, Bill Ricks.
            Survivors include his daughters, Betty (Monty) Whitney of East Point, Ga., Calvineta (Michael) Byard of Atlanta, Ga., and Patricia Ricks of Brunswick, Ga.; his sons, Roger (Marilyn) Ricks Jr. of Jesup, Ga., Ronnie (Suvess) Ricks of Villa Rica, Ga., and Michael (Brenda) Ricks of Douglasville, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Evelyn Atkins of Baxley, Ga.; a brother, Rodus Ricks of Stuart, Fla.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
            There will not be a visitation.  Remains will lie in state one hour prior to services.
            Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Spring Hill Baptist Church, 676 Myers Hill Road, Brunswick, Ga.
            Final arrangements entrusted to Royal Funeral Home, Inc., Jesup, Ga.

 

RIVERS, Ethel (Purdie)
The Brunswick News; between 2-6 June 1979

RITES TOMORROW FOR MRS. RIVERS

            Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel P. Rivers will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the St. Paul A.M.E. Church.
            The body will be at the funeral home from 7 p.m. Wednesday until 10 p.m. and at the church Thursday from 2:30 until the hour of the funeral.
            All members of the Virgin Chapter, order of the Eastern Stars are asked to meet at the church at 3 p.m.  Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.  The Rev. T.N. Hercules will officiate.
            She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Elmira Jackson; a brother, Josh Ben Purdie of Titusville, Fla.; one adopted sister, Mrs. Vera Porter, and several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and nephews and relatives and friends.
            Robert Cummings Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

ROBERTS, Eugene
The Brunswick News; Friday 10 July 1998. pg. 2A cols. 4 & 5

        Eugene Roberts, 64, of St. Simons Island died Wednesday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
        The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Emanuel Baptist Church on St. Simons with the Rev. R.J. ?Leggett officiating. Burial will follow at Union Memorial Cemetery on St. Simons.
        The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.
        Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
        Surviving are his wife, Amy M. Roberts of St. Simons; a son, Kenneth Roberts of Miami, Fla.; two daughters, Wanda Heidleburg and Barbara Ferguson, both of Miami; three brothers, Simon Peter Roberts of Midway, Charlie Joe Roberts of Zephrian and Hezekiah Roberts of Miami; a sister, Mamie Roberson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
        He was a native of Liberty County and a member of Emanuel Baptist Church.
        He was a retired tractor-trailer driver.
        Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

ROBERTS, Lawrence Wing
The Brunswick News; Friday 5 December 1986; pg. 3A, col. 3

        The funeral for Lawrence Wing Roberts of Brunswick will be held Saturday.  He died 30 Nov. at the Glynn/Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
        The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the St. John Baptist Church with the Rev. J.T. Leggett officiating. 
        Interment will follow at the Old Zion Cemetery in Riceboro.  The body will be placed at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
        Pallbearers will be the members of the 2 Plus 2 Bowling League.  Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
        Roberts is survived by one daughter, Anna Bell Williams; three sisters, Aldinia Fleming, Evelinia Williams and Odessa Bacon, all of Liberty County; and several nieces and nephews.
        Roberts was a native of Glynn County and a member of the St. John Baptist Church.
        Hall and Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

ROBINSON, Willie C.
The Brunswick News; Monday 18 March 1996; pg. 3A col. 3

SERVICE TUESDAY FOR WILLIE C. ROBINSON

            The funeral for Willie C. Robinson of Brunswick will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at St. Andrews CME Church with the Revs. Carlee Stafford and L. Dumas officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            He died Friday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be officers of the church.
            The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight at Robert Cummings’ Mortuary.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to the service.
            Surviving are four sisters, [omitted for privacy] of Oxon Hill, Md., [omitted for privacy] of Newark, N.J.; [omitted for privacy] of Riceboro and [omitted for privacy] of Brunswick; two brothers, [omitted for privacy] of Brunswick and [omitted for privacy] of Pueblo, Colo.; and several other relatives.

 

ROGERS, London "Jap"
The Brunswick News; Friday 1 August 1986

Rogers Funeral To Be Held Saturday at Noon

        Services for London "Jap" Rogers Sr. of Brunswick will be held at noon Saturday at the Zion Rock Baptist Church with the Rev. E.L. Hart officiating.
        Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Rogers died Monday at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
        Pallbearers include: London Rogers, Charles Drake, Marvin Butts, Nathan Polite, Clarence Harris, and Raymond Harris. Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
        The body will remain at the funeral home two hours prior to services.
        Survivors include his wife Ruth Rogers of Brunswick; his parents Gilbert and Edna Mae Davis; a son London Rogers Jr.; three daughters: Sonja Drake of Boniare, Victoria Rogers of Brunswick, and Linda E. Butts of Tampa, Fla.; one brother Julius Rogers of Brunswick; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
        Rogers was a member of the Zion Rock Baptist Church.
        Hall and Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

RUMPH, Lula (Wilson)
The Brunswick News; 6 Monday 1978; pg. 2A col. 2

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. RUMPH TO BE TUESDAY

            Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Wilson Rumph who died Thursday will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Chapel in the Collins Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery.
            She lived at 2627½ Lee St in Brunswick and was a lifetime resident of Glynn County.
            She is survived by two sons, Nathaniel Holmes and John W. Rumph, both of Brunswick, a step-daughter, Mrs. Annie Mae Traeye of Brunswick, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Vera Holmes of Brunswick, a niece and nephew which she had raised as her own children from infancy, Mrs. Martha Wilson and Franklin Floyd Jr., both of Brunswick, and several other relatives.
            Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RUTLEDGE, James Jr.
The Brunswick News; Friday 26 December 1997; pg. 3A col. 5

JAMES RUTLEDGE JR. SERVICE SATURDAY

        The funeral for James Rutledge Jr., 45, of Brunswick will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the Prudence Hall Chapel of Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. J.D. Shaw officiating.
        He died Dec. 21 in Ware County.
        Pallbearers will be George Willie, Harry Shaw, Ben Cummings, Joseph Butler, Benjamin Blige, Arthur Riggins and John Dunwoody.
        Surviving are his wife, Patricia Harris Rutledge of Brunswick; three daughters, LaKeysha, Clarice and Jasmine Rutledge, all of Brunswick; his mother, Cleo Rutledge of Brunswick; two brothers, Nathaniel Pope and Proverb Rutledge, both of Darien; a sister, Janie Rutledge of Darien, his paternal grandmother, Mary Rutledge of Darien, and several other relatives.
        The McIntosh County native was a member of First African Baptist Church in Darien and was a laborer with Ga. Pacific Corp.

 

RUTLEDGE, Laura (Polite)
The Brunswick News; Friday 26 September 1986; pg. 3A col. 3

RUTLEDGE RITES TO BE HELD HERE SATURDAY

            The funeral for Laura Polite Rutledge of Needwood will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Needwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Eddie L. Hart officiating. Interment will follow at the Broadfield Cemetery.
            The Glynn County native died Sept 19 at the Goodwill Nursing Home.
            Pallbearers will be grand-nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be James Polite, John Polite, Nathan Polite, James Powell, Charlie Bess, Willie Bess, Clarence Harris and Raymond Harris.
            The family will meet friends at Hall and Jones Funeral Home tonight from 7 to 8.
            Survivors include a son, Allen Hardney Jr. a daughter, Cynthia Polite, a brother, William Polite of Needwood, a sister, Elizabeth Chambliss of Needwood, and several nieces and nephews.
            Mrs. Rutledge was a member of the Needwood Baptist Church.
            Hall and Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RYALS, Virgil L. Jr.
The Brunswick News; Friday 25 August 2017; pg. 6A col. 1

            Virgil L. Ryals Jr., of Brunswick, died Aug. 19 at Southeast Georgia Health System.
            A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christian Renewal Church of Brunswick.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

[Was he buried in Greenwood?]

 

SAMS, Clarence
The Brunswick News; Friday 5 December 1997; pg. 3 col. 4

CLARENCE SAMS DIES TUESDAY

            Clarence Sams, 95, of Carneghan died Tuesday at Brunswick Health Care Center.
            The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at Carneghan Baptist Church. Burial will follow at King Cemetery.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.
            Surviving is a brother, Frank Sams of Jacksonville, Fla.
            He was a lifelong resident of Carneghan and attended McIntosh County schools He was a laborer.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SCRIVENS, Anna Louise
The Brunswick News; Saturday 27 December 1997; pg. 3A col. 4

ANNA L. SCRIVENS SERVICE MONDAY

            The funeral for Anna Louise Scrivens, 46, will be 1 p.m. Monday at Emanuel Baptist Church on St. Simons Island with the Rev. R.J. Leggett officiating.  Burial will follow in Memory Gardens.
            She died Dec. 24.
            Pallbearers will be Herbert Scrivens Jr., Ernest Scrivens, Willie James Scrivens, David Stanley Scrivens and Kenneth Scrivens.  Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour before service.
            Surviving are her mother, Ruby Mae Scrivens; three daughters, Yvette Scrivens, Sharon E. Collins and Jeanette Scrivens, all of Brunswick; five brothers, Herbert Scrivens, Jr., Ernest Scrivens, Willie James Scrivens and Kenneth Scrivens, all of Brunswick, and David Scrivens of Fayetteville, N.C.; four sisters, Sabrina Young, Alalia Dunson, Loretta Tyson and Juanita Carter, all of Brunswick; her grandmother, Rosa Jones of St. Simons; eight grandchildren and several other relatives.
            The Glynn County native was a homemaker and a member of Emanuel Baptist Church of St. Simons.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

SCRIVENS, Ruby Mae (Hillery)
The Brunswick News; Friday 23 November 2007
(https://www.genealogybank.com/doc/obituaries/obit/15DFAAFDC944A288-15DFAAFDC944A288 : accessed 22 April 2018)

            Ruby Mae Hillery Scriven, 76, died Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2007, at her residence in Brunswick.
            A native of McIntosh County, she was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church on Sapelo Island. She retired after 22 years as a housekeeper from F.L.E.T.C.
            A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007, at St. Luke Baptist Church, Sapelo Island.
            The Rev. Ronnie Leggett will officiate.
            Interment will follow in Behavior Cemetery on Sapelo Island.
            Pallbearers will be Eric Dunson, Tony McClain, Anthony Scriven, Clarence Scriven, Earnest Scriven, Rufus Scriven and Reginald Tyson.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.
            The family will greet friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Friday night at Prudence Hall Chapel of Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home.
            She leaves to cherish her memories five sons, Herbert (Sally) Scriven, Earnest (Myra) Scriven, Willie (Sharadine) Scriven and Kenneth (Barbara) Scriven, all of Brunswick, and David Stanley (Annie) Scriven of Hopemills, N.C.; four daughters, Loretta Tyson, Alalia (Aeerell) Dunson, Juanita Carter, and Sabrina (Stacey) Young, all of Brunswick; two sisters, Ella Snead of St. Simons Island, Emma Atwaters of Brunswick; 29 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many sorrowing friends.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

SCRIVENS, Rufus
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 9 December 1987; pg. 3A col. 6

SCRIVENS RITES TO BE THURSDAY

            The funeral for Rufus Scrivens, 32, of Brunswick, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Greenland Baptist Church with the Rev. S.T. Thomas officiating.  Interment will be at Beach Hill Cemetery in Liberty County.
            Scrivens died Dec. 4 at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
            Pallbearers will be cousins.  Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
            The body will remain at the funeral home until one hour prior to services.
            Scrivens is survived by his mother, Ruby Scrivens; a son, Rufus Scrivens; five brothers, Ernest Scrivens, Willie Scrivens, David Scrivens, Kenneth Scrivens, and Herbert Scrivens, Sr.; five sisters, Juanita Scrivens, Sabrina Scrivens, Anna Scrivens, Loretta Scrivens, and Alalia Scrivens; grandparents, Herman and Rosa Jones; and several nieces and nephews.
            A native of Glynn County, Scrivens was a member of the Greenland Baptist Church.
            Hall and Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

SEARCY, Willie Morris
The Brunswick News; Thursday 4 December 1986; pg. 3A col. 6

SEARCY RITES TO BE HELD HERE FRIDAY

            The funeral for Willie Morris Searcy will be held Friday.
            He died Nov. 28 at Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
            The Rev. W.L. Henderson will officiate at the 1 pm. Rites at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be Thomas Holland, Berry Sanford, Jimmy Lee Kelly, Dave Strickland, Sandy Chapman and Ervin Jones.
            Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
            He is survived by his wife, Lala Hobbs Searcy; five sons, Willie L. Searcy, Joe L. Searcy, Ralph Searcy, and Kenneth Searcy, all of Brunswick, and Essau Searcy of San Francisco, Calif.; six daughters, Marion Betha of White Plains, N.Y., Mary Searcy Miller of Silver Spring, Md., Laurice Williams of Freeport, Texas, Patricia Kenty of Goldsboro, N.C., Velita Bryant of Memphis, Tenn., and Gwendolyn Searcy of Willingboro, N.J.; and 23 grandchildren.
            A native of Taylor County, he was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church where he was a deacon and superintendent of the Sunday School. He was a member of the International Longshoreman’s Association.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
            Chambless Funeral Home of Nahunta is in charge of arrangements. [not sure why a second funeral home was mentioned]

SEVEN, Grace
The Brunswick News; Sunday 6 May 1917; pg. 1 col. 4

COLORED WOMAN DEAD—Grace Seven, 79 years old, a well known colored woman, died at her home here Friday morning and the funeral occurred yesterday afternoon. She was well known, and had been a citizen of Brunswick over half century.

SHEFFIELD, Jackson
The Savannah Tribune; Saturday 21 September 1918; pg. 1 col. 5 & pg. 4 col. 2

MR. JACKSON SHEFFIELD KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT—Was Wealthiest Negro In Glynn County

            Brunswick,—Mr. Jackson Sheffield, one of the best known and wealthiest Negroes of this section of the state, was instantly killed in his automobile Friday afternoon about 4 o’clock as [he] and his wife were riding, the machine colliding with an outgoing Atlantic Coast line passenger train at the ball park street crossing on Norwich street.  Mr. Sheffield was instantly killed while his wife who was occupying the front seat, escaped death with injuries not yet ascertained.
            According to eye witnesses, Mr. Sheffield no doubt would have saved his life had any signal been given of the approach of the onrushing train which it is stated was running twenty minutes late.  Mr. Sheffield was headed north out Norwich street.  The train was rounding the curve by the ball park and could not bee seen by him until it was right on the car.  The engine plowed through the car and completely demolished it.  Mrs. Sheffield was knocked out of the car clear of the path of the speeding train and when picked up was seemingly not seriously injured.  Mr. Sheffield was injured in several places, the injury causing his death being just above his heart.  He too was thrown out of the car by the impact and when he was picked up life was extinct.  His body was carried to the undertaking establishment of John Byrd.  Mrs. Sheffield was rushed to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. T. Hoskins, on Gloucester street.
            Mr. Sheffield was the most prosperous Negro in Glynn county.  He owned a large and beautiful home near Everett City, several thousand acres of land being in the tract.  He also owned much other real estate in the city and county.  He was unusually popular among his people and had scores of friends among the people of the city and county.
            Mr. Sheffield was born in Everett city, October 26, 1864.  He married Miss Carrie Williams, of Wareboro, Ga., thirty-six years ago.  Aside from his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Chas. F. Hoskins, four brothers, Messre. Robert, Emanuel, Dock and James Sheffield; and one sister, Mrs. Ceilie Duffy, all of Everett City, Ga.
            His funeral was held 10 o’clock Sunday morning at Grace A.M.E. church, this city, the Rev. W.A. Holmes, of Statesboro, conducting the services.  The honorary pall bearers were Prof. W.A. Perry, G.F. Allen, R.S. Fuller, H.E. Dent and W.A. Stewart, six being selected from the K. of P. of which he was a member.  The interment was at Oak Grove cemetery.
            The funeral was one of the largest Brunswick has ever witnessed.

 

SHEFFIELD, Parthenia
The Brunswick News; Thursday 13 June 2013; pg. 4A col. 3

            Mrs. Parthenia P. Sheffield of Eulonia died Tuesday at her residence.
            Funeral services will be held Friday at noon at Haven/Sheffield United Methodist Church in Sterling, with burial in First A B Cemetery in Everett.
            She is survived by her children, Octavius Norman of Eulonia and Franklin Sheffield of Sterling; six grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
            A native of Savannah, she was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Everett and a retired beautician.
            Darien Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

SHORT, Pauline
The Brunswick News; Friday 1 February 2013; pg. 4A col. 4

            Pauline Short died Friday at Southeast Georgia Health System.
            Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at First Jordan Grove Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. John Fields officiating.  Burial will follow in Memory Garden Cemetery.  The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.
            The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday in the Harrison Grant Chapel of R.L. Jones and Sons Funeral Home.
            R.L. Jones and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

SIMMONS, Katie (Bennett)
The Brunswick News; Saturday 10 February 1979; pg. 2A col. 2

RITES TO BE SUNDAY FOR KATIE SIMMONS

            The funeral for Mrs. Katie Bennett Simmons, 93, of Needwood, who died Feb. 7, will be held Sunday at 3:30 p.m. at Needwood Baptist Church.
            The Rev. C.S. Hardy will officiate. Interment will follow at Elizafield Cemetery.
            She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Ruth B. Cohen of Brunswick; several grandchildren and other relatives.
            Robert Cummings Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

SLAY, Woodrow Sr.
The Brunswick News; Friday 26 February 1993; pg. 3A col. 1

WOODROW SLAY SR. FUNERAL SATURDAY

        The funeral for Woodrow “Sunbuddy” Slay Sr., 70, of Brunswick will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Collins’ Funeral Home with the Rev. Woodrow Slay Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery with full military honors.
        He died Monday in a Jesup nursing home.
        The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight at the funeral home. They will be at 2107 M St.
        Surviving are his wife, Johnnie G. Slay of Brunswick; his father, Charlie Jordan of Brunswick; four sons, Woodrow Slay Jr. and Michael Slay, both of Brunswick, Barry M. Slay of Atlanta and Kenneth L. Slay of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; four daughters, Joyce Slay Green and Cathy Slay Clap, both of Brunswick, Karen Slay Waldon of Winder and Johnetta P. Slay of Atlanta; two sisters, Margaret Slay Smith of Orlando, Fla., and Cleo Slay Sullivan of Brunswick; two brothers, Johnny Lee Slay and Edward Slay, both of Savannah; 21 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several other relatives.
        The Bibb County native had lived in Brunswick most of his life. He was a veteran of World War II and was retired.

 

SMALL, Mary
The Brunswick Times; Tuesday Morning, 8 February 1898

Drunk, She Drank Laudanum; Mary Small Quarreled With Her Best Fellow And Suicide as a Subsequence

        Mary Small, colored, who was over six feet tall and weighed 235 pounds, had a quarrel Sunday night (Feb. 6, 1898) with her best fellow. Mary lived in A street lane, and, after her fuss with her lover, proceeded to fill up on mean whiskey. While in this condition, she procured an ounce of laudanum and drank it.
        Mary's neighbors in the lane discovered her late Sunday night, in a dying condition. Doctors were sent for, but non could be obtained, until, finally, Dr. Hatcher appeared on the scene. He found it impossible to do anything for the woman. She died at 11 o'clock.
        Friends of the woman took up a collection yesterday to pay the expenses of her funeral. They collected only $9.50. Undertaker Moore charitably consented to attend the interment for that sum. The funeral will occur today.

 

SMITH, Puerlester
The Brunswick News; Friday 7 August 1981; pg. 2A col. 1

RITES TOMORROW FOR MR. SMITH

            Funeral services for Puerlester Smith, 96, who died Aug. 2 at the local hospital, will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at Spring Hill Baptist Church in the Brookman Community.
            Rev. James Brown will officiate and interment will follow in the Miller Tract Cemetery.
            He was a lifelong resident of Glynn County and a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church for 84 years.
            He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Malinda Martin of Brunswick, a son, Theodore Copeland of Savannah, three foster daughters, Mrs. Ruby Florence and Ms. Almetta Jackson, both of Brunswick, and Ms. Emma Jean Jackson of Washington, D.C., 14 foster grandchildren, several cousins and other relatives.
            Active pallbearers will be Washington Grant, Arnold Grant, Clarence Miller, J.E. Clinch Sr., Columbus Hippard and Andrew Hippard.
            Honorary pallbearers are deacons L.D. Mitchell, J.W. Wellman, Walter Johnson and Roland Johnson.
            Collins Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

SOUTHALL, Lessie
The Brunswick News; Friday 10 July 1998. pg. 2A col. 5

        Lessie Southall, 69, of Brunswick died July 3 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
        The funeral will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Mount Orum Baptist Church in Waverly with the Rev. T.L. Benton officiating. Burial will follow at the First African Baptist Church in Fancy Bluff.
        The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.
        Pallbearers will be Louis Roberts Jr., Donnie Mullino, Mance Mullino, Winifred Hill, Alex Grant Jr. and Marvin Mullino. Honorary pallbearers will be John Southall Jr., Bobbie Southall, Mance Mullino Sr., Lloyd Mullino, Julius Mullino and Daniel Mullino.
        Surviving are her husband, John W. Southall Sr. of Fancy Bluff; her mother, Essie Lee Mullino; two sons, John W. Southall Jr. and Bobbie Southall; five daughters, Mary Buggs, Essie Southall, Lessie M. Southall, Rosa L. Flowers and Evette Evans; four brothers, Julius Mullino, Lloyd Mullino, Mance Mullino and Daniel Mullino; three sisters, Flora Scott, Lula Grant and Florine Baker; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
        She was a member of Mount Orum Baptist Church in Waverly and the Deaconess Board. She was a housewife.
        Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

SPEAKMAN, Hester
The Brunswick News; Monday 26 May 1969; pg. 8 col. 1 & pg. 3 col. 6

Double Drowning—Risley Outing By Senior Class Has Tragic End

            A beach outing at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, for 43 senior students from Risley High School, ended in tragedy Friday with the drowning of two students.
            The sheriff’s office at Bluffton, S.C., confirmed recovery of the body of Hester Speakman of Sterling, but has listed Melvin Lane of St. Simons Island as missing and presumed drowned.
            Miss Speakman resided with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Speakman of Sterling.  Lane is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Lane, of 508 Gordon Retreat, St. Simons.
            The outing, which was not a school sponsored trip, left by chartered bus Friday morning for a day of swimming and picnicking at the South Carolina resort.
            Adrian Johnson, senior advisor and sociology teacher at the school was chaperone for the trip.
            Johnson related that the students were counseled after lunch to remember that they were to swim and hike in groups and not alone or in couples.
            At approximately 1:30 p.m. a student reported to Johnson that the Speakman girl and the Lane boy were seen swimming with a third student, but that the third student had left them and returned to shore.
            After locating the third student, Johnson discovered that the boy had not seen the two since he left them in the water.
            A search was started and the beach and water area were combed in an effort to locate the two missing students.
            The sheriff’s department at Bluffton, which serves Hilton Head, was notified and it took over the search.
            Johnson, in an interview today said, “We have made this trip several years, without any problems.”  He speculated that the students were caught in a strong current since the tide was coming in.
            Johnson was perplexed at their inability to handle such a situation, since both students were reported to be strong swimmers.  He went on to remark that “in that area when the tide is coming in an undercurrent often crosses below the surface.”  He commented that this set of circumstances could have caused the Speakman girl to panic.
            Johnson was visibly upset as he spoke of the incident.  He had a close relationship with the two students, who were members of his home room class.
            The South Carolina sheriff was unavailable for additional information, but had contacted Risley Principal W.C. McNeely today to confirm recovery of the Speakman girl’s body, and report that the Lane boy is still the object of an extensive search.

 

The Brunswick News; Tuesday 27 May 1969; pg. 12 col. 4

BODY OF DROWNED STUDENT IS FOUND AT S.C. RESORT

            The body of Melvin Lane, student at Risley High School, who drowned Saturday during an outing at Hilton Head, Island, S.C., was located early Monday, according to South Carolina authorities.
            Lane, 18, of St. Simons Island, and Hester Speakman, 18, of Sterling, both senior(s) at Risley, drowned around noon Saturday while on an outing with 41 classmates.  Miss Speakman’s body was found by authorities late that afternoon.
            The outing, which was not a school-sponsored trip, left by chartered bus early Saturday for a day of swimming and picnicking at the South Carolina resort.
            Adrian Johnson, senior advisor and sociology teacher at the school, said that the students were counseled to swim or hike in groups, but not alone or in couples.
            A third student was reportedly in the water with Lane and Miss Speakman, but left them alone, later saying they had not seemed to be in any trouble.
            The search for the bodies was conducted by the office of the sheriff of Bluffton, S.C., which serves the Hilton Head area.

 

SPAULDING, Phillip
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 27 July 1999; pg. 2A col. 6

            Phillip Spaulding died today at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Arrangements will be announced later by Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home.

The Brunswick News; Friday 30 July 1999; pg. 2A col. 5

            PINE HARBOR—The funeral for Phillip Spaulding, 57, will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Greater Enterprise Baptist Church in the Cannon Bluff Community with the Rev. Willie Dilmar officiating.  Burial will follow at Ebenezer Cemetery in Eulonia.
            He died Tuesday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be Jerome Thomas, Anthony Alston, Mickey Washington, Albert Armstrong, Willie Cofer and Thurnell Alston Jr.
            Honorary pallbearers will be Willie Spencer, Henry Clark, Allen Weldon, Ron Ervin, Damon Ellison, Hershey Parland Sr. and officers of the church.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.
            Surviving are his wife, Patricia Spaulding of Augusta; two sons, Curtis Spaulding and Joe Spaulding, both of Freeport, Texas; five daughters, LaKenya Spaulding of Pine Harbor, Roxie Sams and Juanita Simmons of Brunswick, Phyllis McConnell of the Bronx, N.Y. and Lasonya Anderson of Augusta; three brothers, Alfred Spaulding of Jacksonville, Fla., and William Spaulding, Chester Spaulding and Frank Spaulding of Brunswick; three sisters, Donna Grant of Pine Harbor, Margie Christian of Brunswick and Sandra McIntosh of Harris Neck; 17 grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
            He was a native of McIntosh County and a retired truck driver.  He was a member of Greater Enterprise Baptist Church at Cannon Bluff.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

STILES, Michael Sr.
The Brunswick News; Thursday 6 November 2008; pg. 4A col. 1

AREA DEATHS—Michael Stiles Sr. of Brunswick died Wednesday at his residence.
            Arrangements will be announced by Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home.

 

STRICKLAND, Gussie Bell (Brown)
The Brunswick News; Friday 5 February 1993; pg. 3A col. 5

SATURDAY SERVICE FOR GUSSIE STRICKLAND

            The funeral for Gussie Brown Strickland, 70, of Brunswick will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the First A.B. Church of Brunswick with the Revs. Charles Harris and Rance Pettibone officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            Mrs. Strickland died Sunday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers are Charlie Green, Ervin Jones, Robert Davis, Leon Brown, Johnny Reese and Oscar Thomas. Honorary pallbearers are officers of the church.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.
            Surviving are a son, Ulysses Baldwin of Brunswick; two sisters, Anna Lee Butler of Rochester, N.Y., and Lillie Mack of Brunswick; several nieces and nephews.
            The Glynn County native was a member of Frist Credit Hill Baptist Church and was a retired cook and caterer.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SULLIVAN, Samuel Dent (Rev.)
The Brunswick News; Friday 2 March 1979; pg. 3A col. 1

FUNERAL SATURDAY FOR REV. SULLIVAN

            The funeral for the Rev. Samuel Dent Sullivan, who died recently in the local hospital, will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church.
            Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
            The body will lie in state one hour before the services.
            A native of Glynn County, he was assistant pastor at Spring Hill Church, Brookman, Piney Grove Baptist Church, Waycross, and New Zion Baptist Church, and the First African Baptist Church.
            He was a member of the Brunswick Ministerial Alliance and a member of St. John Baptist Church Missionary Association.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Susie A. Sullivan; a son, Samuel D. Sullivan II, Brunswick; a daughter, Eva Sullivan; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Jaudon; two brothers, James Sullivan and Henry Franklin Sullivan, Brunswick; three grandchildren; and other relatives.
            Hall’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SULLIVAN, Susie Ann (Richardson) Harris
The Brunswick News; Friday 8 January 1993; pg. 3A col. 3

SERVICES SATURDAY FOR SUSIE ANN SULLIVAN

            Susie Ann “Sister” Richardson Sullivan died Tuesday at a local hospital.
            The funeral will be 1 p.m. Saturday at mt. Olive Baptist Church with Pastor W.L. Henderson officiating. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be Rufus Johnson, Pastor Ronald Perry, Pastor E. Sullivan, George Richardson, Jr., Richard Richardson, Jr., Willie James McQueen, Michael Thomas and Charles Davis. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the church, Dr. Jenning, Dr. Rentz, Dr. Kent and Dr. Henderson.
            The body will lie in state two hours prior to the funeral. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 o’clock tonight at the Brunswick Funeral Home.
            Surviving are a son, Samuel D. Sullivan of Brunswick; a daughter, Mrs. Eva M. Harris of Fayetteville, N.C.; two brothers, George Richardson Sr. and Richard Richardson, both of Brunswick; two sisters, Mrs. Jeanette Garnar [sic] and elder Thelma Hart, both of Brunswick; and five grandchildren.
            Mrs. Sullivan served with her husband at Spring Hill Baptist Church, Brookman. She was a member of the International Interdenominational Ministers Wives and Ministers Widows, Inc., and served as president of Glynn Baptist Ministers Wives Cotere. She was a licensed beautician and a medical assistant at Brunswick Surgical Associates.

TAYLOR, Coley
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 27 October 1914; pg. 1 col. 7

NEGRO SHOT AND KILLED—Coley Taylor Found Dying in His Shack Near Sterling.

            Coley Taylor, an aged negro, who has been farming in the neighborhood of Sterling for many years, was found dying from a gunshot wound Sunday afternoon in the shack on his little farm near Sterling.
            Taylor died before he could be questioned, and a granddaughter who lived with the old man was unable to throw any light on the affair, although it was rumored that Taylor had been found mortally wounded in a field near his home.
            Coroner Jennings and Deputy Sheriff Owens visited the scene of the killing yesterday, but were unable to learn any details that would clear up the matter.

 

THOMAS, Willie
The Brunswick News; Saturday 9 November 1968; pg. 12 cols. 1 & 2

THREE KILLED IN TWO AUTO MISHAPS HERE LAST NIGHT

        Three persons were dead today as the result of two automobile accidents last night and this morning.
        Two elderly Negro pedestrians were killed just prior to 7 p.m. yesterday when they were struck by an automobile on highway U.S. 84 ten miles north of Brunswick.
        A North Brunswick housewife, Mrs. Annie Myrle R. Dubberly, 26, was killed early today when her automobile crashed into a ditch within the city limits on Altama Avenue.
        The three fatalities brought to 16 the number of traffic deaths in Glynn County thus far this year. In the same period of time, the Georgia State Patrol post here said traffic deaths in its area stand at 45, as opposed to 26 for the same period last year.
        County police investigating the U.S. 84 accident said Mrs. Clara Joyner, 60 of Hill Cabin Road, and Willie Thomas, 60, of Rt. 1, were killed instantly when struck last night by an automobile operated by Harold Glynn Cope, 18, of Rt. 1, Brunswick.
        In a report filed by Lt. A.L. Lokey and patrolmen McDowell and Buck, Cope was said traveling north on the highway when the two Negroes were struck and killed. The two were said to have been in the northbound traffic lane.
        Police reported the two were decapitated and torsos of each cut into two sections, strewn along some 400 feet of the highway.
        Young Cope, driving a 1968 model automobile, was charged with driving 70 miles an hour in a 50-mile-an-hour zone, and with two counts of involuntary manslaughter.
        He reportedly told police he did not see the couple, but heard and felt the impact as his vehicle struck them.
        The Dubberly death occurred at 4:20 a.m. today as the automobile the young mother was driving crossed Altama Avenue from Townsend Street and crashed into a ditch.
        The car came to rest in the ditch on its right side in approximately one foot of water. The 1966 model car received some $1,700 damage. City patrolmen H.G. Guinn and R.L. Yawn investigated.
        Mrs. Dubberly, a resident of 1750 Townsend Street, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Brunswick hospital. She had been a resident of Brunswick for the past 12 years.
        She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Dubberly and a daughter, Susan Beth Dubberly, of Brunswick; her mother, Mrs. Grace R. Reynolds, Uvalda; a sister, Mrs. Betty Kinchen, Uvalda; four brothers, Billy, Bobby, Elbert and Jimmy Reynolds, all of Uvalda; several nieces and nephews.
        Funeral arrangements, under the direction of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, are incomplete and will be announced later.

 

TRESVANT, Nathan
The Brunswick News; Friday 29 September 1972; pg. 5 col. 1

NATHAN TRESVANT DIES ON MONDAY

            Nathan Tresvant, 76, of Brunswick, died Monday at a local nursing center.
            A native of Brunswick, Tresvant was a member of the St. James Baptist Church.
            He is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Evelena Jenkins and Mrs. Willie Magwood, both of Brunswick; two grand nieces, and two grand nephews.
            Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. James Baptist Church with the Rev. W.C. Robinson officiating.  Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be the deacons of the St. James Baptist Church.
            The body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

TUKES, Vergie Mae (Dart)
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 19 April 1983; pg. 3A col. 1

RITES WEDNESDAY FOR VERGIE TUKES

            Services for Mrs. Vergie Mae Dart Tukes, who died April 13 at a local nursing home, will be Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Holy Band of Inspiration Church.
            Bishop Rose C. Cohen will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be Sammie Griffin, Ned Daniels, Donnell Siley, Wallie Smiley, Horace Jones and Robert Holland.
            A lifelong resident of Glynn County, Mrs. Tukes is survived by her husband, Ulysses Tukes of Brunswick, three daughters, Ms. Ethel Tukes, Ms. Laura Tukes and Mrs. Vergie Collins, all of Brunswick, two brothers, Freddie Dart and Earl Dart Jr., both of Brunswick; four sisters, Mrs. Aretha Lang, Mrs. Ethel Baldwin, Ms. Earnestine Dart, all of Brunswick, and Mrs. Norene Page of Newark, N.J., eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
            The body will be placed in the church at 3 p.m. to await the hour of services.
            The family will receive friends at the residence 1011 P St.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

UNKNOWN
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; Monday 29 March 1886

            Three deaths among the colored people of Darien occurred on Thursday night.  They were all sudden.

 

WALDEN, Richard Arnold
The Brunswick News; Friday 9 May 1997; pg. 3A col. 6

RICHARD A. WALDEN SERVICE SATURDAY

            The funeral for Richard Arnold Walden, 45, of Darien will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at Upper Mill Cemetery.
            He died May 2 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Surviving are his wife, Annett C. Walden of Darien; three daughters, Rayshell, Charles Ann and Delores L. Cannon, all of Leesville; five sisters, Thelma Walden of Darien, Mary Walden of Haines City, Fla., Harristeen Polke of Lyons, Ruby Walden of Miami, Fla., and Catherine Walden of North Carolina; six brothers, Robert L. Walden of Darien, Paul Walden Jr. of Crescent, Roland Walden of California, Calvin Walden of Florida, Wesley Walden of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Ray Walden of South Carolina; and two grandchildren.
            He was born in Bulloch County and attended McIntosh County schools.  He was a retired seafood worker and a member of Union Baptist Church in Ardoch.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

WALDEN, Thelma Rede
The Brunswick News; Friday 14 November 1997; pg. 3A col. 3

THELMA R. WALDEN SERVICE SATURDAY

            Thelma Rede Walden, 58, of Darien died Sunday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the First African Baptist Church of Darien with burial to follow at Upper Mill Cemetery.  The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.
            Surviving are two daughters, Lucille Mitchell and Alean Lee, both of Darien; three sons, Lawrence W. Jones and Bennie Walden, both of Darien, and Elvin A. Jones of Norfolk, Va.; four sisters, Harristeen Polke of Lyons, Mary Walden of Haines City, Fla., Kathryn Walden of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Ruby Walden of Miami; six brothers, Paul Walden Jr. of Crescent, Robbie L. Walden of Winston-Salem, Wesley Walden of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Calvin Walden of Palatka, Fla., Roland Walden of Oakland, Calif., and Ray Walden of Gilbert, S.C.
            She was born in Bulloch County and lived in Darien most of her life.  She attended Todd-Grant School in Darien and was a retired seafood worker.  She was a member of the First African Baptist Church of Darien.  Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

WALKER, Allen Rogers
The Darien News; Wednesday 11 December 1975; pg. 2 col. 3

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR ALLEN R. WALKER

            Funeral services for Allen Rogers Walker, 91, were held Dec. 4, at St. Luke Baptist Church on Sapelo Island with Rev. Anderson Jones officiating.  Interment followed in Behavior Cemetery on Sapelo.  He died on Nov. 30.
            A Sapelo Island native, he was a member of the First African Baptist Church where he served as Sunday School teacher and later as superintendent of the church school, as a member of the usher board, and as a deacon.  He served as president of the Sapelo Island Branch of the Farmers Alliance.  He was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church.  The son of former slaves, he spent most of his 91 years on Sapelo and was featured in several books on the history of Georgia.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Susie Walker; three daughters, Mrs. Alzola Arvinger and Mrs. Katye Bolden of Savannah, and Mrs. Mary Lewis of Jacksonville, Fla.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
            Pallbearers were deacons of St. Luke Baptist Church.
            Darien Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

WALKER, Asberry
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 17 December 2003; pg. 4A col. 3

        Asberry “Slim” Walker of Eulonia died Saturday at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
        Mr. Walker was born on Sapelo Island. He worked as a cement finisher.
        The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Darien Funeral Home with the burial following in Behavior Cemetery. Minister Bernice Drake will officiate.
        Pallbearers will be Stanley Walker, Maurice Bailey, Julius Bailey Jr., Argene Grovner and Gibb Walker Jr.
        Survivors include four sisters, Barbara Walker of Brooklyn, N.Y., Ada Thomas of Brunswick and Winnie Wilson and Cornelia Bailey, both of Sapelo Island.

 

WALKER, James
The Darien News; Thursday 3 October 1991; pg. 4 cols. 1 & 2

            Funeral services for James Walker of Cannon Bluff were held Sept. 28 at Greater Enterprise Baptist Church with Rev. Willie Delmar officiating.  Burial followed in Wallace Cemetery at Cannon Bluff.
            Walker, 84, died Sept. 19 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center in Brunswick.
            The McIntosh County native was a member of the board of deacons and a sexton at Greater Enterprise Baptist Church.
            He is survived by four sons, Aaron (Jake) Walker of Brunswick, Joe Lee and James Robert Walker, both of Lansing, Mich., and Tony Walker of Atlanta; a daughter, Mrs. Freda Mae Jackson of Lansing; 28 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
            Active pallbearers were nephews.
            Darien Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

WALLACE, Hester
The Brunswick News; Friday 21 April 1950; pg. 10 col. 4

NEGRO FOUND DEAD OF INJURIES ON RAILROAD TRACKS

            A negro identified as Hester Wallace, about 30 years old, was found dead on railroad tracks on Cochran avenue near McIntyre Court about 11:30 o’clock last night.
            Police said the negro apparently had been hit by a train, but that the facts in the case had not been definitely established.  A switch engine operating in the vicinity was inspected and revealed no indication of having struck the man [sic] they said.
            The negro died from multiple injuries including a crushed skull and a severed leg and foot, Coroner L.M. Harrison believes.  An inquest to determine more circumstances of the death has been set for tomorrow.
            The negro’s residence was believed to have been at 2306 Johnson street, Mr. Harrison said.

 

WASHINGTON, Charlotte (Tilder)
The Brunswick News; Thursday 24 February 1972; pg. 16 col. 1

MRS. WASHINGTON DIES, SERVICES TO BE SUNDAY

            Mrs. Charlotte Washington of Carneghan has died. She was the mother of Mrs. Rosebud Bloodworth and Mrs. Lillie Etta Lonely, both of Darien.
            Other survivors are seven grandchildren: Mrs. Rosalee Young, Mrs. Gladys White, Mrs. Charlotte Rousell, Mrs. Carrie M. Moore; John Bloodworth Jr., William Bloodworth, and Washington Lovely.
            Funeral services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Carneghan Emanuel Baptist Church, the Rev. J.F. Mann, pastor. Interment will follow at King Cemetery.
            Darien Funeral Home will be in charge.

WASHINGTON, Cynthia (Murphy)
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 11 June 1997; pg. 3A col. 6

CYNTHIA WASHINGTON FUNERAL THURSDAY

            The funeral for former Brunswick resident Cynthia Murphy Washington of Savannah will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Johnston Street Church of Christ with the Rev. Robert Gibbons officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
            She died June 5 at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.
            Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church and friends.
            Surviving are her husband, Madison M. Washington of Savannah; her mother, Alethia Bloodworth Murphy of Brunswick; two sons, Madison Washington III of Savannah and James Washington of Savannah; a daughter, Diana J. Washington of Savannah; and a brother, Holister T. Washington of Atlanta.
            She was a native of Glynn County and a member of St. Paul AME Church. She was a housewife.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WASHINGTON, Terry Lee
The Brunswick News; Friday 7 May 1993; pg. 3A col. 3

TERRY L. WASHINGTON FUNERAL SATURDAY

            The funeral for Terry Lee Washington, 34, of the Jones community in McINTOSH County will be at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in the First African Baptist Church in Jones with the Rev. Terrence Mays officiating.  Burial will be in Jones Cemetery.
            He died May 2 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be Willie Tyson, Odell Tyson, Earl Tyson, Julian Button Jr., Marvin Pierce, and Harry Pierce.
            Honorary pallbearers are officers of St. James AME and First African Baptist churches.
            The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight at the funeral home.
            Surviving are his wife, Patty Alford Washington of Jones; his mother, Ellen B Washington of Jones; two sons, Terry L. Washington Jr. and Timothy L. Washington, both of Jones; a brother, Isaac Washington of Jones; three sisters, Helen Johnson of Brooklyn, N.Y., Rebecca Axon and Vivian Washington, both of Jones; and several nieces and nephews.
            The McIntosh County native was a member of St. James AME Church in Jones.  He was a forklift operator at Chemtall Chemical Plant.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

WATKINS, Charles Jr.
The Brunswick News; Monday 1 September 1997; pg. 3A col. 5

CHARLES WATKINS JR. DIES TUESDAY

            Charles Watkins Jr., 47, of Brunswick died Aug. 26 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson’s Temple First Born Church with the Rev. W.L. Johnson officiating.  Burial will follow at Rising Daughter Baptist Church Cemetery.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.
            Pallbearers will be Paul Lawrence, Cornell Myers, Isaiah Brown Jr., Fred Wrice, Willie Harris, Julius Caine and Bernard McCloud.  Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.
            Surviving are six brothers, James Frazier Jr. and Bobby Owens, both of Daytona Beach, Fla., Jimmy Hines and Billy Hines, both of Brunswick, Crawford Hines of Folkston and Landis Hines of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Juanita Hines of Jacksonville and Shirley Ann Hines of Folkston; and several nieces and nephews.
            He was a native of Waverly.  He was employed at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center for 21 years and was a member of Johnson’s Temple First Born Church.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

WATTS, Alexander (aka Alexander Wellman)
The Brunswick News; Friday 19 December 2003; pg. 4A col. 5

        Alexander Watts, 88, died Monday in Newark, New Jersey.
        A native of Camden County, he was born Dec. 26, 1914. Retired fro the U.S. Navy, he was also retired from the maintenance department for the city of Newark, NJ.
        The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First A.B. Church yard cemetery at the Fancy Bluff Community with the Rev. M.C. Denegal.
        Pallbearers will include friends of the family.
        Survivors include one brother, James W. Wellman of Brunswick; two sisters, Estell Mells of Miami, and Lillie Watts of Hortense; four nieces and one nephew.
        Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

WELCH, Emerson Sr.
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 9 July 1996; pg. 3A col. 3

EMERSON WELCH SR. SERVICE WEDNESDAY

        The funeral for Emerson Welch Sr., 79, of Brunswick will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Richard Q. Ward officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
        He died Friday at his residence.
        Pallbearers will be friends of the family.  Honorary pallbearers are officers of the church.
        The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to the service.
        Surviving are three sons, Emerson Welch Jr., Charles Welch and James Thomas, all of Brunswick; a daughter, E. Carolyn Jones of St. Marys; two brothers, George Welch and Booker T. Welch, both of Waycross; three sisters, Ruby Tyson of Cambridge Heights, N.Y., Petronia Hunt of Ocala, Fla., and Freddie Lee Welch of Springfield Gardens, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
        The Ware County native had retired from the plumbing industry and was a member of the St. Paul A.M.E. Church.
        Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

WELLMAN, Dollie (Parland)
The Brunswick News; Friday 9 May 1997; pg. 3A col. 5

DOLLIE P. WELLMAN DIES WEDNESDAY

        Dollie Parland Wellman, 86, of Brunswick died Wednesday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
        The funeral will be 4 p.m. Saturday at the First African Baptist Church of Fancy Bluff with the Rev. M.C. Denegal officiating. Burial will follow at the churchyard cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home.
        The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service.
        Pallbearers will be Ronald Muchison, Marshall Muchison, Terrence Wellman, Michael Muchison, Bruce Smith, Charles Perkins, Craig Jackson, Otha Fuller, Carl Muchison and Rene Wellman. Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
        Surviving are her husband, James Wesley Wellman Sr. of Fancy Bluff; two sons, James W. Wellman Jr. of Miami, Fla., and Thomas J. Wellman of Brunswick; four daughters, Ethel W. Bryant of Jacksonville, Fla., Naomi Muchison of Brunswick, Dorcas Everette of Neptune, N.J., and Rose W. Poole of Seaford, Del.; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
        She was a member of the First African Baptist Church, the Mount Olive Chapter, No. 52 Order of Eastern Star (Prince Hall). She was a homemaker.

 

WELLMAN, James Wesley
The Brunswick News; Thursday 14 October 2004; pg. 4A col. 3

        James Wesley Wellman, 97, died Oct. 8 at his residence.
        A native of Camden County, Mr. Wellman was a retired landscape gardener. He was a member of First African Baptist Church where he served as chairman of the deacon board. He was a member of Mt. Olive Lodge No. 228.
        The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First African Baptist, Fancy Bluff, with the Revs. M.C. Denegal and T.L. Benton officiating.
        Interment will be in the First African Baptist Churchyard Cemetery.
        Pallbearers will be Otha Fuller, Craig Jackson, Carl Muchison, Marshall Muchison, Michael Muchison, Ronald Muchison, Charles Perkins, Bruce Smith, Rene Wellman, Rodney Wellman and Terrance Wellman.
        Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of First African Baptists Church and members of Mt. Olive Lodge No. 228, PHA F. & A.M.
        Mr. Wellman’s body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
        The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Prudence Hall Chapel at Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home.
        Survivors include one son, Thomas J. Wellman of Brunswick; four daughters, Ethel S. Bryant of Jacksonville, Naomi Muchison of Brunswick; Dorcas W. Everrett of Neptune, N.J., and Rose W. Poole of Scaford, Del.; two sisters, Estelle Mells of Miami and Lillie Watts of Hortense; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

 

WELLMAN, James W. Jr.
The Brunswick News; Friday 28 February 2003; pg. 4A col. 4

        James W. Wellman Jr., 75, of Miami died Feb. 22.
        The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First African Baptist Church in Fancy Bluff with the Rev. M.C. Denegal officiating. Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery.
        Pallbearers will be nephews of the family.
        Surviving are his father, James W. Wellman Sr. of Fancy Bluff; a brother, Thomas J. Wellman of Brunswick; four sisters, Ethel S. Bryant of Jacksonville, Naomi Muchison of Brunswick, Dorcas Everette of Neptune, N.J., and Rose W. Poole of Seaford, Del.; and several nieces and nephews.
        Mr. Wellman, a Glynn County native, was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was retired from the City of Miami Maintenance Department. Mr. Wellman was a member of the First African Baptist Church in Fancy Bluff.
        Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

WELLS, Lizzie (Jenkins)
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 7 February 1978; pg. 2 col. 2

WELLS FUNERAL TO BE WEDNESDAY

            Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Jenkins Wells, 83, who died Feb. 12 in a convalescent home in Bloomfield, Conn., will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Waverly with the Rev. L. Butler officiating.
            Interment will follow in the Bennett Cemetery at Waverly.
            Joining the Baptist faith at an early age in Florida, she spent her early years in Nassau County, Fla.; later moving to Waverly.
            Survivors include a son, Harry Jenkins of Bloomfield; a brother, Harry Jenkins of Burnell, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Phoebe Harold of Yulee, Fla.; an aunt, three nephews, five nieces and a host of grand nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
            Active pallbearers are Harold Swain, J.L. Hamilton, Henry Baker, John Massey, Woodrow Williams and Nolan Frazier.  Honorary pallbearers are deacons of Mt. Calvary.
            Hall’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

WEST, George
The Brunswick News; Sunday 12 March 1916; pg. 5 col. 4

AN OLD TIMER DEAD—George West, one of the few remaining ante-bellum negroes, died here yesterday and will be buried tomorrow.  West was well known and was held in high esteem by the members of both races.

 

WESTON, Eddie
The Brunswick News; Friday 26 March 1982; pg. 2A col. 4

SERVICES SATURDAY FOR EDDIE WESTON

            Services for Eddie Weston, 78, who died March 24 at the local hospital, will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at First African Baptist Church.
            The Rev. J.J. James will officiate. Interment will be at Everett Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
            The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 until 8 tonight.
            A native of Glynn County, he was a member of First African Baptist Church.
            He is survived by a son, Ike Kenty of Brunswick; a brother, Isaiah Andrews of Savannah; eight grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren.
            Hall & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WHING, Daniel Jr.
The Brunswick News; Thursday 12 February 1981; pg. 2A col. 1

SERVICES TOMORROW FOR DANIEL WHING JR.

            Services for Daniel Whing Jr. of St. Simons Island who died Sunday will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First African Baptist Church of St. Simons with Elder G. Bobby Hall officiating.  Interment will be in The Village Cemetery.
            He was a native of St. Simons and a member of the First African Baptist Church there.
            He is survived by his wife, Pearl Lee Whing, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Whing Sr.; three daughters, Dannie Davis of Lancing, N.J., Marsha Whing of St. Simons; two sisters, Constance Jackson of St. Simons and Mary Hines of Brunswick and two grandchildren.
            Pallbearers will be friends of the family and honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the church.
            The body will be in the church one hour before the service and the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 this evening.

 

WHITE, Scotia Mack
The Brunswick News; Thursday 22 December 1988; pg. 3A col. 5

WHITE FUNERAL TO BE FRIDAY

            The funeral for Scotia Mack White, 82, of Brunswick will be held Friday.  He died Dec. 17 at Medical Arts Center of Coastal Georgia.
            The 1 p.m. rites will be held at St. Ignatius Episcopal Church on St. Simons Island.  The Rev. W.T. Fitzgerald will officiate.  Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be men of the family.
            He is survived by a daughter, Regina W. Gregory of Columbia, Md.; a son, James Scotia White, Sr. of Brunswick; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven nephews and several other relatives.
            He was a lifelong resident of Glynn County.  He was a retired, self-employed businessman, and also retired form the King and Prince Hotel.  He was a member of St. Ignatius Episcopal Church.
            The family will be at he residence, 117 Yorktown Drive.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

WHITFIELD, Aaron Lomie
The Brunswick News; Thursday 10 August 1989; pg. 3A col. 6

WHITFIELD RITES TO BE FRIDAY

            Services for Aaron Whitfield, 55, of Brunswick will be held at 11a.m. on Friday in the chapel of Collins Funeral Home with the Rev. Herman Wood officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            He died Aug. 3 at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
            Pallbearers will be the men of the family.
            He is survived by his wife, Ruth Whitfield of Trenton, N.J.; three sons, Kendall Whitfield and Ralph Whitfield both of Brunswick and Gregory Whitfield of Daytona Beach, Fla.; three daughters, Debra Reid and Alfreda Whitfield, both of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Selena Whitfield of Orlando, Fla.; three brothers, Clinton Whitfield Jr. of Bronx, N.Y., William Whitfield of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., and Lucius Whitfield of Brunswick; three sisters, Bernice Mumford of Newark, N.J., Mamie Johnson of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., and Alma Wood of Brunswick; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews and other relatives.
            Whitfield was a life-long resident of Brunswick and was retired.
            Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Brunswick News; Friday 11 August 1989; pg. 3A col. 5

SURVIVORS OMITTED—The family omitted survivors from the obituary of Aaron Whitfield, published yesterday in The News. Omitted from the obituary were three children: Cathy Whitfield, Sharon Whitfield and Clinton J. Whitfield III, all of Brunswick.

WHITFIELD, Albert Donald
The Brunswick News; Saturday 12 February 1977; pg. 2 col. 2

WHITFIELD RITES TO BE MONDAY

            Funeral services for Albert Donald Whitfield of 1416 Cochran Ave., who died Tuesday at the Brunswick hospital, will be at 4 p.m. Monday at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. W.M. Ashley officiating. Interment will follow in Greenwood cemetery.
            He was a life long resident of Brunswick and a veteran of the Korean conflict.
            Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Bernice Mumford of Newark, NJ, Mrs. Mamie Johnson of Mt. Vernon, NY, and Mrs. Alma Coney of Brunswick; four brothers, Clinton Whitfield Jr, and William Whitfield, both of New York City, Aaron Whitfield of Brunswick and Willis L. Whitfield o f Cancel Grove, Ka; and an aunt, nieces and nephews and other relatives.

 

WHITTEN, Edward
The Brunswick News; Friday 7 February 1992; pg. 3 col. 4

WHITTEN SERVICES SET FOR TOMORROW

            The funeral for Edward Whitten, 63 of Brunswick, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Earl S. James officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
            Whitten died Tuesday in the Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Active pallbearers will be a military honor guard detail from Fort Stewart.
            Honorary pallbearers will be the United Methodist men and officers of Grace United Methodist Church and the Glynn County Police.
            Surviving are his wife, Mary E. Whitten of Brunswick; four daughters, Evon Martin, Brenda Green, Angela Scriven and Regina Wilson, all of Brunswick; three sons, Tony Whitten and Edward Lawyer Whitten, both of Brunswick, and Clarence Lawyer Whitten of Long Island, N.Y.; four sisters, Ella Broughton of New Jersey City, N.J. Hattie Chapman, Jessie Griffin and Betty Lane, all of Brunswick; five brothers, Robert Palmer of Winter Haven, Fla., John L. Whitten of Columbus, Ohio, David Whitten of Brunswick, Willie Whitten of Bronx, N.Y. and Dan Whitten Jr. of Philadelphia, Pa; 16 grandchildren and other relatives.
            He was a lifelong resident of Brunswick and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.
            He also was a Brunswick Police officer and retired from the Glynn County Police Department.
            He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, United Methodist Men and was an usher.
            Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WILKES, Dr. James Clinton
The Brunswick News; Saturday 25 July 1969; pg. 11 col. 6

WILKES RITES TO BE HELD ON MONDAY

        Funeral services for Dr. James Clinton Wilkes who died Thursday at the local hospital, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday at St. Athanasius Episcopal Church, with Rev. T.P. Martin officiating.
        A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Wilkes had practiced dentistry here for the past 15 years.  He resided on St. Simons Island.
        He was a graduate of West Virginia State College and Howard University of Dentistry, and also had studied at the University of Florence in Italy.  He was a member of the Glynn, Chatham County, Georgia and American Dental Associations, and the American Society of Dentistry for Children.
        He served on the board of directors for the United Community fund, and was a past president of the Glynn Council on Human Relations.  He served as lay leader at the St. Athanasius Episcopal Church.
        Survivors locally include his wife, the former Josephine Freeman of Savannah; a son and five daughters.  Other survivors include his mother and a brother in Pennsylvania.
        The Darien Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

WILLIAMS, Annie E. Hollie
The Brunswick News; Friday 31 January 1997; pg. 3A col. 3

ANNIE WILLIAMS DIES WEDNESDAY

            Annie E. Hollie Williams, 74, of St. Simons Island died Wednesday at Liberty Regional Medical Center.
            The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Frist African Baptist Church of St. Simons with the Rev. Leroy Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Gould Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service.
            Pallbearers will be Michael Grovner, Johnny Ramsey, Joshua Whing, John C. Ramsey, Kevin Pegram and Lester Best. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the church.
            Surviving are four sons, Edwin Wilson of Long Beach, Calif., James Wilson of Landover, Md., Frankie Wilson of Los Angeles and Julius Williams of Charleston, S.C.; two daughters, Mary Murray and Betty McQueen, both of St. Simons; a brother, Willie Frank Lockett of North Bend, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
            She was a native of LaGrange and a member of the Frist African Baptist Church. She was retired from the salad department of the Red Barn.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAMS, Charles Franklin
The Brunswick News; Friday 26 November 1992; pg. 3A col. 6

            The funeral for Charles Franklin Williams of Atlanta will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Emanuel Baptist Church on St. Simons Island with the Rev. R.J. Leggett officiating.  Burial will be in Union Memorial Cemetery.
            He died Nov. 22 at his residence.
            Pallbearers will be friends of the family and officers of the church will serve as honorary pallbearers.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to the service and the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
            Surviving are his mother, Ophelia Williams of St. Simons; six brothers, Albert Jones, Jonathan Williams, Randolph Williams, Samuel Williams Jr. and James Williams, all of Brunswick, and Michael Williams of East Orange, N.J.; three sisters, Julia Mae Williams of Brunswick, and Margaret Massey of Waverly; and several nieces and nephews.
            The Glynn County native was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church on St. Simons.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

WILLIAMS, Dennis C. Jr.
The Brunswick News; Saturday 29 April 1972; pg. 14 col. 6

THREE DEATHS, INJURY RESULT FROM COLLISION

            Three local men are dead today and another hospitalized with multiple broken bones as a result of an early morning two-car collision on the F.J. Torras causeway.
            City police said Lester Grovner, 29, of 309 Amherst St., Dennis C. Williams Jr., 28, of 1826 Lee St., and Timothy Hillery, 25, of 2212 Wolf St. were dead on arrival at the Brunswick hospital early this morning.
            Grovner was driver of the car in which the three men were riding when it was struck in the front by a vehicle operated by 23 year old Steve R. Anderson of Glynvilla Apts. according to police reports.
            Police said the Grovner vehicle was traveling east on the causeway and the Anderson auto was traveling west.
            According to police reports, the Anderson vehicle left approximately 129 feet of skid marks before crossing the center line into the path of the Grovner car.
            Police said after the collision Anderson’s vehicle caught fire.  Anderson was thrown a few feet from the burning vehicle they said.
            Police estimated $2,150 damage to the Grovner vehicle and $1,895 to the Anderson automobile.
            Anderson is reportedly in “fairly good” condition at the Brunswick hospital.
            Police offered no explanation as to why Anderson might have skidded into the other lane.

 

WILLIAMS, Floyd
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 27 December 1884; pg. 6 col. 2

            In an altercation last Wednesday night, between Jim Carter and Floyd Williams, over the price of a piece of meat, Carter shot Williams, from the effects of which wound Williams died.  Carter took leg bail and has not been heard of since.

 

WILLIAMS, Nettie Winch (Finch)
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 22 May 1974; pg. 2A col. 1

MRS. FINCH SUCCUMBS; RITES SET TOMORROW

            Mrs. Nettie Winch Williams, 75, a resident of 509 Gordon Retreat Road, St. Simons Island, died Saturday at the Brunswick hospital after a short illness.
            Funeral services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Harlem Church of God in Heaven.  Burial will follow at Stranger’s Cemetery on St. Simons Island.
            She is survived by two sons, Mack Williams, St. Simons Island, and the Rev. C.W. Williams, LaGrange; one brother, Roosevelt Finch, Lyons; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

[This article was titled with the name of “Finch Succumbs” and written about Nettie whose maiden name was possibly Finch.  I don’t know where the name “Winch” came from—ALH]

 

WILLIAMS, Rebecca
The Brunswick News; Friday 9 May 1997; pg. 3A col. 4

REBECCA WILLIAMS FUNERAL SATURDAY

        The funeral for Rebecca Williams, 86, of Brunswick will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First Bryant Baptist Church with the Rev. W.L. Phillips officiating. Burial will follow at Rising Daughter Cemetery.
        She died May 3 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
        The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service.
        Pallbearers will be International F&AM Masons. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the church.
        Surviving are a son, Albert Williams of Summerton, S.C.; five daughters, Daisy Walton, Louise Baker, Catherine Lewis, Lillie Beckham and Gloria Wilson, all of Brunswick; four brothers, Woodrow Williams and Ed Williams, both of Waverly; Roosevelt Williams of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Johnnie Williams of Miami, Fla.; two sisters, Edith Scarlett and Ruthie Mae Sharp, both of Miami; 27 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 33 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
        She was a member of the church choir and the deaconess board. She was a retired hospital laundry room worker.
        Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

WILLIAMS, Robert
The Brunswick News; Friday 25 August 2017; pg. 6A col. 1

            Robert Williams, formerly of Brunswick, died Sunday at in [sic] Texas.
            The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Band of Inspiration Deliverance Temple, with burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service.
            The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. today at R.L. Jones and Sons Funeral Home.
            R.L. Jones and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

 

WILLIAMS, Sandy
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 22 September 1953; pg. 3 col. 3

AGED NEGRO DIES—Sandy Williams, lifelong Negro resident of St. Simons Island, died at his home Sunday at the age of 90.  He was well respected by both white and colored friends, and was chairman of the board of Emanuel Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be held at the church Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, burial to be in King Cemetery on the island.  Hall’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

WILSON, Amelia
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 20 March 1962; pg. 12 col. 3

ELDERLY NEGRO WOMAN DIES IN ISLAND BLAZE

            An elderly Negro woman died early today when fire leveled her small frame house on the lower end of Harrington Road on St. Simons Island.
            County police Sgt. C.E. Garbutt and Officer Ross Branham said the body of Amelia Wilson was discovered when firemen and police probed the charred remains of the house around 3 a.m.
            Police said a search for the Wilson woman began when a neighbor told firemen he believed she was trapped in the burning house.
            Coroner L.M. Harrison said authorities have theorized the Wilson woman fell asleep in a chair near a wood burning stove. Coals may have caught her clothing afire, he said. He also noted that she smoked and may have dropped hot ashes on her clothing.
            She is survived by a brother, three nieces, and a nephew.
            The body was removed by Hall Funeral Home at the order of Coroner Harrison.
            The Wilson woman’s death was the second attributed to fire in two days. A 33-year-old machinist died Sunday of burns he suffered when his car caught fire as he slept.

 

WILSON, Irene (Wells)
The Brunswick News; Monday 17 September 1979; pg. 2A col. 1

SERVICES FOR IRENE WILSON SET FOR TUESDAY

            Mrs. Irene Welles [sic] Wilson died Thursday at the local hospital. She was a lifelong resident of St. Simons Island and a member of the St. Paul Baptist Church and the American Legion Post No. 52 Auxiliary.
            Mrs. Wilson is survived by two sons, Robert Wilson and Clyde Knight, two daughters, Mrs. Josephine Mattox and Mrs. Celia M. Buchanan, two grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
            Services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church on St. Simons Island with interment following at the Union Memorial Cemetery on St. Simons Island. The Rev. Sam McDavy [hard to read] will officiate at the service and the deacons of the church will serve as pallbearers.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to the service. Hall and Jones Funeral Home of Brunswick is in charge of the arrangements.

 

WILSON, Isadore
The Brunswick News; Monday 12 January 1987; pg. 3A col. 4

FUNERAL TUESDAY FOR ISADORE WILSON

            Isadore Wilson Sr., 75, of Sapelo Island, died Thursday at Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
            The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Luke Baptist Church, Sapelo Island, with the Rev. Anderson Jones officiating.  Burial will be in Behavior Cemetery.  The boat will leave Meridian dock at 8:30 a.m.
            Wilson, a lifelong resident of Hog Hammock Community, was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church.
            Surviving are his wife, Winnie Walker Wilson of Sapelo Island; three children, Isadore Wilson Jr. and Alice Wilson, both of Brunswick, and Mrs. Miss [sic] Mary Ann Wilson of Sapelo Island; a sister, Sarah Wilson Walker of Miami, Fla.; six grandchildren and a number of other relatives.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

WILSON, John Dunham
The Brunswick News; Friday 13 December 1996; pg. 3A col. 3

JOHN D. WILSON DIES TUESDAY

            John Dunham “Johnny” Wilson of Sapelo Island, 84, died Tuesday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First African Baptist Church on Sapelo Island.  Burial will be at Behavior Cemetery.  The boat will leave Meridian dock at 9 a.m.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Darien Funeral Home.  Surviving are his wife, Susie B. Wilson of Sapelo Island; four daughters, Sylvia O. Wilson, Lorraine Carletha McDuffy, Mamie Lee Wilson, and Queen Richardson, all of Boston; a son, Steve Wilson of Virginia; 16 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
            Born on Sapelo Island and educated in McIntosh County schools, Wilson retired from the Richard J. Reynolds Foundation and the University of Georgia on Sapelo.  He was a member of First African Baptist Church, where he served on the deacon board and was church treasurer and superintendent of Sunday school.  He was a member of Rosaville Lodge No. 348, F& AM, of Eulonia.

 

WILSON, Pinkie
The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, GA); Sunday 22 October 1893; pg. 16 col. 4

FIVE DIE IN ONE DAY—The Death Wagon Rattles O’er the Streets from Morn Till Night—MINISTERS HURRY FROM BED TO BED—Messengers Wait at the Doors to Summon Them from One Chamber of Death to Another—The Pestilence Spreads.

            Brunswick, Ga., October 21.—(Special.)—Death did its work today, and tonight, beneath the sod in Oak Grove cemetery, five victims of the yellow plague sleep within its arms.  Three more are beyond the power of earthly skill to save.  Down Brunswick’s streets today the dead wagon moved rapidly, carrying the unfortunates to the graves that awaited them.  Back and forth the wagon passed, and as one grave was filled another was dug beside it.  The ministers, from early dawn, drove rapidly to the bedsides of their people; but their prayers could not save the lives they so anxiously watched passing away.  As the breath left the body of one, a messenger stood at the door waiting to direct the ministers to another.  They were powerless to save, and could only pray.  Noble, self-sacrificing ministers, He above alone knows all the good work they have done today.  As the newspaper men hurried fro house to house, getting a list of the dead and dying, they, at least, saw something of their labors.  The ministers of Brunswick, known now throughout the land, can die, should it be ordered, with the consciousness that they labored through famine, pestilence and death for their people’s sake, and at the throne of God, when their time comes, none can doubt, who knows their work, the reward that will await them.  In the golden book, the names of Thompson, Cook, Hennessey, Winn and Perry will shine with a light that cannot be dimmed, for their record is one of noble deeds.  C.W.D.

DYING RAPIDLY—The Pestilence Breaks Its Previous Records at Brunswick

            Brunswick, Ga., October 21.—There were officially reported today five deaths and forty-nine new cases, the record breaker of the epidemic.  The dead on the list are:  Whites—Burr Winton, Herman Grundy, Alexander Pritchard and Mrs. Oberlauter.
            At 9:30 o’clock tonight William C. Weed died.  He was a victim of imprudent nursing.  His nurse, through feeling for the man begging for food, like all yellow fever patients do, gave him, against the physician’s orders, some nourishing food.  He might have been saved had this not been done.
            The new cases are:  Whites, in Brunswick, 7; Hilda Poulsen, Bessie Firth, Samuel Silverstein, W.A. Line, Thomas Mulligan, F. McC. Brown and Mrs. Currie.
            Whites, on St. Simon’s, 3—Thomas Lambright, Monroe Lambright and Mrs. Taylor, making the total new cases of whites 10.
            To the official lists of deaths should be added one that occurred this afternoon, Lytton Hazelhurst, a negro boy on North Amherst street.
            Besides this a negro child, Pinkie Wilson, died and her death certificate, issued October 18th by Dr. Robert Hazelhurst, read:  “Cause of death, yellow fever; dead before physician reported her.”  This death, although occurring three days ago, has never been reported.
            This makes a total of seven yellow fever deaths that should be counted today.  Two others are hourly expected to die, Ernest George and Adolph Lavine.  There is no possible hope for them.  Two other deaths occurred today, Essie Beckman, a negro child, and Mrs. Scranton, but neither from yellow fever.
            The warm weather following the few days of rain and the cool spell has brought the disease rapidly to the front.  There are now 258 under treatment, 60 white and 198 colored.  The outlook is not cheering for twenty-five days yet.  When the dread of famine seems to be disappearing and the people are breathing easier deaths roll up and the fever increases alarmingly.
            One new case is reported at Jesup today, a son of R.W. Tindall, white.
            Four patients were discharged.  Six are now under treatment.

 

WILSON, Reuben
The Brunswick News; Monday 24 November 1980; pg. 2A col. 2

RITES TOMORROW FOR RUBE WILSON

            The funeral for Reuben (Rube) Wilson of St. Simons Island who died recently at the local hospital, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hall & Jones Funeral Home chapel.
            The Rev. John Leggett will officiate and pallbearers will be friends of the family.
            He was a native of Glynn County and a retired employee of Hercules, Inc.

 

WILSON, Robert
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 22 February 1989; pg. 3A col. 4

RITES TOMORROW FOR ROBERT WILSON

            The funeral for Robert Wilson of St. Simons Island will be held Thursday. He died Feb. 17 at Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
            The noon rites will be held at the graveside at Union Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers will be friends of the family. The Rev. Irvin Brogsdale will officiate.
            Survivors are a brother, Clyde P. Knight of St. Simons Island; a sister, Celia Buchanan of St. Simons Island; and nieces and nephews.
            He was a native of Glynn County.
            Hall and Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

WILSON, Ruth (Johnson)
The Brunswick News; Friday 26 April 1996; pg. 3A col. 5

RUTH J. WILSON SERVICE SATURDAY

            The funeral for Ruth Johnson Wilson, 84, of Sapelo Island will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Baptist Church with the Rev. Elijah Jones officiating.  Burial will follow in Behavior Cemetery.
            She died Tuesday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            A boat will leave Meridian Dock at 10 a.m. Saturday for Sapelo.
            The family will receive friends from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Darien Funeral Home.
            Surviving are her husband, Freddie Wilson of Sapelo Island; a daughter, Mabel Sutton of Brunswick; a sister, Dorothy Murry [sic] of Savannah; three brothers, Fred Johnson of Sapelo Island, Isaac Johnson of Fancy Bluff, and Joe Johnson of New York, and two grandchildren.
            The Sapelo Island native attended McIntosh County schools.  She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke Baptist Church.

 

WOODS, Manson Sr.
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 25 October 1994; pg. 3A col. 4

MANSON WOODS SR. DIES WEDNESDAY

        The funeral for Manson Woods, Sr. of Cannon Bluff Community in Townsend will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greater Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Dilmar officiating.  Burial will follow in Wallace Cemetery in Cannon Bluff.
        The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service.
        He died Oct. 19 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Ceneter.
        Pallbearers will be Ervin Simmons, Benjamin Jackson, Leroy Ellison, Brad Moran, Charles Jones and Jimmy Jackson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Walker, Thurnell O'Neal, Jason Taylor, Eddie Scott, Derrick Heidt and Thomas Turner.
        Surviving are his wife Catherine Dixon Woods of Cannon Bluff; three sons Manson Woods, Jr. of Savannah, Milton Woods and David Woods, both of Cannon Bluff; two daughters Alice Scott of Holden and Delores Bentt of Cannon Bluff; a sister Alberta Wilkins of Clearwater, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
        The Macon native was a member of the Greater Enterprise Baptist Church.
        Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

WRIGHT, Minnie Bell (Strickland)
The Brunswick News; Monday 2 September 1996; pg. 3A col. 4

MINNIE WRIGHT SERVICE TUESDAY

            The funeral for Minnie Bell Strickland Wright, 61, of Brunswick, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Victor Morrell officiating.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.
            She died Wednesday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.  The body will be moved to the church one hour prior to the service.
            Pallbearers will be Tony Morrell, Bennie Demery, Fletcher Walker, Lewis Goodwill Jr., Kennon Edmond and James Carswell.  Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Mount Olive Baptist Church and Emanuel Baptist Church.
            Surviving are her husband, David Wright of Brunswick; three sons, Larry Morrell of Atlanta, Tony Morrell of Brunswick and the Rev. Victor Morrell of Clinton, Md.; three stepdaughters, Delois Davis of Baltimore, Md., and Joshlyn Goodwill and Evelyn Edmond, both of Brunswick; three sisters, Gladys S. Reynolds and Ceola S. Polite, both of Brunswick and Inez S. Thomas of Richmond, Va.; four grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
            Mrs. Wright, who was retired, was a lifelong resident of Brunswick and a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.  Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

 

 

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