Obituaries of Coastal Georgia; transcribed by Amy L. Hedrick

Obituaries—E Surnames
These obituaries were extracted from newspapers, the majority
from Glynn, McIntosh and Brantley Counties.


EASTERLING, Sarah Rebecca
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 12 September 1885; pg. 6 col. 2

            The little infant of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Easterling died on Wednesday last of cholera infantum.


The Brunswick News; Wednesday 18 December 1946; pg. 8 col. 3


            Mrs. Ida Easters, 69, mother of Mrs. Rudy Baumgartner of Arco, with whom she had made her home for the past few years, died last night at the home of another daughter, Mrs. Charles Reid, in Valdosta, after an illness of several days.
            Children surviving, besides Mrs. Baumgartner and Mrs. Reid, are Mrs. Tharin Phillips of Savannah, Mrs. C.T. Morris of Jacksonville, Mrs. Randall Clements of Valdosta, J.C. Easters of Atlanta, and Alvin and Laurie Easters of Gainesville, Fla., and several grandchildren.  She was a member of St. James’ Lutheran church of this city.  The Rev. D.L. Heglar, of Brunswick, will conduct the funeral services tomorrow afternoon in Valdosta.


The Brunswick News; Monday 30 December 1935; pg. 8 col. 2

JOHN O. EDENFIELD WALKS FROM WHARF—And An Hour Later His Body is Found by Night Watchman.

            A coroner's jury yesterday returned a verdict that John O. Edenfield, 67, a resident of Brunswick practically all of his life, came to his death Saturday night accidentally, but whether he was drowned after he walked overboard near the foot of Monk street, or died before he reached the water from shock or a heart attack, the jury was unable to determine.
            The body of Mr. Edenfield was found in about six feet of water an hour after he walked from a narrow strip of wharf near the foot of the street.  The body was found by J.E. Yeomans, watchman at the naval stores wharves of the Downing Company, who immediately notified Coroner J.D. Baldwin.  The night watchman did not see the man plunge from the wharf, but he told the coroner he heard some one walking on the wharf and later he heard a noise in the water, which he thought to have been some one in a small boat.  When he later made his rounds he went to the point from where the noise had come to investigate.  He saw the man in the water, only the upper part of his body being above water.  He was rescued as quickly as possible and efforts made to revive him, but it was stated the man had been in the water for at least an hour, and after an investigation Coroner Baldwin reached the conclusions he had been dead for that length of time.  The coroner, however, expressed the belief that Mr. Edenfield probably was dead before he struck the water.  A jury was summoned Sunday and a full investigation made.
            Mr. Edenfield was at one time a fireman on the Atlantic Coast Line railroad, but for many years he had been engaged in carpenter work.  Funeral services, conducted by the Rev. C.C. Davison, of the First Baptist church, were held from the chapel of Baldwin & Edge at 3:30 o'clock this afternoon.  The pallbearers were Wm. Mahoney, H.F. duBignon, Guy Walker, T.E. Davis, Julian Gornto, J.E. Yeomans.  Burial was in Palmetto cemetery.


EDWARDS, Hattie (Crosby)
The Brunswick News; Friday 4 January 1935; pg. 6 col. 5


            A slight scratch on her right hand, which later developed into blood poisoning, this afternoon resulted in the death of Mrs. W.H. Edwards, wife of a toll collector on the Brunswick-St. Simons highway, and who had a large number of friends in the city.
            Mrs. Edwards, who was 41 years of age, had been ill at her home, 2608 Wolf street, and later she was removed to the City Hospital.  Her entire body, it was reported, had become poisoned and her condition had been serious for the past few days.  The deceased had been a resident of Brunswick for 23 years, and her untimely death will cause genuine sorrow among her friends.  Besides her husband she is survived by a number of relatives.
            Funeral arrangements, in charge of Mortician J.D. Baldwin, have not been completed.  The funeral, it was stated, will be held sometime Sunday.


The Brunswick News; Friday 4 January 1935; pg. 6 col. 5


            Funeral services for Mrs. W.H. Edwards, who died at the City Hospital yesterday afternoon as the result of blood poison, will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family residence, 2608 Wolf street, conducted by Rev. E.P. Drake, pastor of McKendree Methodist church.  Interment will be in Palmetto cemetery.
            The following friends will act as pallbearers; Jack Baumgartner, Herbert F. Owens, Gerald Beach, Paul Beck, Robert Cannon, W.H. Greenfield, A.L. Owens.


Elks Memorial Services Held Next Sunday
The Brunswick Pilot; Vol. 3, No. 18; Friday 30 November 1928; pg. 1, col. 7

            The annual memorial services of Brunswick Lodge 691, B.P.O.E., will be held at the lodge rooms next Sunday afternoon, December 2nd.  this is the annual lodge of sorrow of the Elks when the memory of their deceased brothers is freshened with appropriate exercises.  Hon. Samuel A. Cann, of Savannah, will deliver the memorial address, and besides the usual beautiful ritualistic services by the officers and members of the lodge, an elaborate musical program will be rendered under the direction of George H. Cook.
            Fred Pfeiffer will recite Thanatopsis and Rev. S.J. French, chaplain of the lodge will act as chaplain of the ceremonies.
            The ritualistic services will be under the direction of the lodge officers who are E.H. Diemmer, exalted ruler, J.H. Parker, esteemed leading knight, J.E. Owens, esteemed loyal knight, Miles Hunter, esteemed lecturing knight, Louis Ludwig, secretary, F.L. Stacy, treasurer, M.J. Gordon, Tyler, C.E. Gibson, inner guard, Edgar Malone esquire, and Rev. S.J. French, chaplain.  The memorial committee who are arranging the program are K.E. Ammons, F.L. Stacy, L.D. Wilkes, and L. Ludwig.
            During the past year the Brunswick lodge lost by death four members; Messrs. Aaron Goldstein, L.R. Akin, James S. Wright,  and R.A. Strain.  Other members of the lodge who has passed away in former years, and who memory will be honored at these services are:

Dr. Hugh Burford  T.M. Montgomery  W.H. DeVoe
Addison A. McArthur Chas. Spaulding Wylly C.P. Goodyear
Dr. A.C. Blain Dr. Ed C. Bruce Henry T. Dunn
Mike Brown G.A.H. Jennings J. Hazel Wright
D.P. Rose C. Downing Albert C. Banks
J.E. Morgan Sam J. Hagan Alex Dickson
C.C. Crawford Joseph B. Abrams Benj. Borchardt
Gustavus F. Anderson Dr. G.W. Blanton W. DeVoe Coney
G.W. Wright

A.L. Sterne

E.H. Mason
W.B. Lee A.J. Crovatt H.M. Stevens
H. Gaskin  Albert Fendig Edward Pfeiffer
M. Kaiser  W.C. Wimsatt Benj. Hirsch
M.A. Baker  A. Herbert Baker  


ELLIOT, Cargyle E.
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 4 November 1947; pg. 8 col. 2


            Cargyle E. Elliot, well known Brunswick resident, born and reared here, passed away shortly before midnight last night in Jones Hospital in Milledgeville, where he had been for treatment for several weeks.  His condition had been critical for the past several days.  He had been ill for sometime.
            Mr. Elliot was born in Brunswick March 16, 1885, and had spent his entire life in this city, being a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Chester L. Elliot, prominent Brunswick residents.  For 30 years he was associated with the old Downing Company, and more recently he was employed at the toll house on the Brunswick-St. Simons Highway.  He had been a life-long member of St. Marks Episcopal church.  Mr. Elliot was known by a large number of local friends who will be grieved to learn of his death.
            He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Ralph McCrary and Mrs. Maud Boyd, of this city, and Mrs. J.M. Heald, of Lakeland, Fla., and one brother, Monroe B. Elliot of Columbus.
            Funeral services will be held at the family home, 1106 Richmond street, Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, is to be conducted by the Rev. Talbert Morgan, of St. Marks church.  Burial will be in the family lot in Oak Grove cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers:  Nat Nightingale, F.J. Torras, Sam L. Mallard, J.B. Sinkhorn, W.H. Berrie, L.J. Leavy, F.H. Waters and Dr. L.C. Mitchell.  Funeral arrangements are in charge of Mortician Edo Miller.


ELLIOT, Maude (Cargyle)
The Brunswick News; Monday 6 January 1936; pg. 8 col. 2

MRS. MAUD C. ELLIOT PASSES AWAY HERE—Prominent and Beloved Woman Died at Her Home Last Night.

            Mrs. Maud C. Elliot, prominent and beloved Brunswick woman, died at her home, 1108 Richmond street, last night after an illness which had extended over a period of several weeks.  She had been seriously ill for the past several days, and while members of her family and friends realized a few days ago there was no hope for her recovery, the announcement of her death came as a shock and created genuine sorrow among her large number of friends.
            Mrs. Elliot was a native Brunswickian, she was born and reared in this city and was a woman of the old type, endowed with all of the beautiful characteristics that made her loved and esteemed by so many close friends.  Her passing removed one who had been closely identified with the social and religious circles of Brunswick for more than a half century.
            Born in Brunswick March 3, 1863, Mrs. Elliot would have been 73 years of age on her next birthday.  She was the daughter of the late Dr. Benjamin M. and Sarah Pyles Cargyle, old and prominent Brunswick residents.  Dr. Cargyle practiced his profession in Brunswick for years, and during his long life here his name was familiar in practically every Brunswick and Glynn county home.
            During her long and useful life in Brunswick Mrs. Elliot had been prominent in all walks of life in the city.  In her younger years she was a leader in the social and religious circles of the city and had been a life-long member of St. Mark’s Episcopal church.  She was known and esteemed by all who knew her and the sympathy of the community goes out to the bereaved family.
            On August 24, 1882, she was married to the late Chester E. Elliot, who passed away a few years ago.
            Mrs. Elliot is survived by five children, Mrs. J.M. Heald, of Lakeland, Fla.; Cargyle and Monroe Elliot, Mrs. Maud Boyd and Mrs. Ralph McCrary, all of this city; one sister, Mrs. Arah C. White, of Tampa; two grandchildren, Mary and Elliot Heald, and several nieces and nephews.
            Funeral services will be held at 11 o’clock Tuesday morning from the home, conducted by the Rev. Royal K. Tucker, rector of St. Mark’s church.  The following will serve as pallbearers:  Active, Dr. J.B. Avera, C.K. Curry, L.J. Leavy, Frank M. Scarlett, H.F. duBignon, F.J. Torras; honorary, Dr. H.M. Branham, R.R. Hopkins, J.C. Stiles, C.S. Tait, Sr., K.G. Berrie, R.E. Sherman, C.M. Peddicord, P.M. Nightingale, Nat Nightingale, F.D. Aiken, R.M. Stevens, Dr. Robert Burford.  Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.  Mortician Edo Miller is in charge of funeral arrangements.


ELLIOTT, Laura (Lane)
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; Monday 8 August 1910

MRS. LAURA ELLIOTT, BRUNSWICK—Brunswick, Ga., August 7.—(Special.)—Mrs. Laura Elliott, after an illness lasting about four years, died at the residence of her son, E.O. Elliott, in this city last night.  She was born in Frankfort, Maine, and was 73 years old.  She leaves two sons, E.O. Elliott and C.L. Elliott, both of this city.  The funeral occurred this afternoon, Reverend F.D. Thomas officiating.  The interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.


ELLIS, Frank
The Brunswick News; Monday 17 April 1961; pg. 14 col. 2

FATHER DIES—Frank Ellis, of Blue Ridge, Ga., father of Douglas Ellis, Glynn Academy science teacher, died yesterday in an Atlanta hospital.  Chastain Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements for the funeral tomorrow at Blue Ridge. 


ELLIS, Jonathan
The McIntosh County Herald & Darien Commercial Register; Tuesday 10 September 1839; pg. 3 col. 6

DIED—In Augusta on Monday 18th inst. after a short illness, Mr. Jonathan Ellis, aged 44 years, leaving a wife and four children, together with a large circle of friends and acquaintances, to mourn the loss of one who was beloved and respected by all who knew him.  Mr. E. was a native of Thompson Connecticut, and has been a resident of this State for the last eighteen years.


The Brunswick News; Tuesday 6 December 1994; pg. 3A col. 3


            Lucian J. Endicott Sr., 90, of St. Simons Island did Sunday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medial Center.  There will be no service.
            The family requests memorials be made to the St. Simons Island Presbyterian Church or to the charity of the donor’s choice.
            Surviving are his wife, Mary Carter Endicott of St. Simons; a son, Lucian J. Endicott Jr. of St. Simons; three grandsons and two great granddaughters.
            The Lynchburg, Va., [sic] native retired from Georgia Power Co. in 1969 and moved to St. Simons.  He was also an attorney and worked with his wife in the Endicott and Endicott Law Firm until 1969.
            He attended the University of Georgia and received his degree from the Atlanta Law School.  Before his retirement, he was a member of the American Bar Association, the Atlanta Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association, and the Old War Horse Club.
            He was also a member of the St Simons Concerned Citizens Association, the Coastal Georgia Historical Society, the St. Simons Island Presbyterian Church and the Virginia Dare Chapter-Order-of Odd Fellows.  He was also a former member of the Sea Island Golf Club and the Golden Isles Bowling League.
            Edo Miller and Sons is in charge of arrangements.


ESSEX, James
Darien Gazette;
Vol. 1 No. 17; Monday 15 February 1819; pg. 3 col. 3

            Died, in this city, on the 10th instant, Midshipman James Essex, of the United States’ navy, a native of Lexington, Kentucky, aged twenty years.


ESSIG, Catherine (Noll)
The Brunswick News; Thursday 6 November 2008; pg. 4A col. 1

AREA DEATHS—Catherine Noll Essig, 88, of Brunswick died Wednesday at Sears Manor Nursing Home.
            Arrangements will be announced by Brunswick Memorial Park Funeral Home.


The Brunswick News; Friday 7 November 2008; pg. 4A col. 1

            Catherine Noll Essig, 87, of Brunswick died Wednesday at Sears Manor.
            She was a homemaker and a member of Altama Presbyterian Church.
            She is survived by a son, Vance (Pon) Essig Jr. of Brunswick; a sister, Betty (Carl) Potter of Harrisburg, Pa.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
            Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Brunswick Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Bert Cramer officiating.
            Brunswick Memorial Park Funeral Home is serving the family of Catherine Noll Essig.
            Please sign the online guestbook at [link removed].


EVANS, Fina Holcombe (Hopkins)
The Augusta Chronicle; Wednesday 11 December 1957; pg. 2A col. 2


            SANDERSVILLE, Ga.—Mrs. Fina H. Evans, 90, of Sandersville, died Tuesday in a Macon hospital.
            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Sandersville Baptist Church with the Rev. Jordan Holland, Rev. Oscar Bell, and Rev. E.G. Orahood officiating.  Interment will be in the old City Cemetery.
            Mrs. Evans was a member of the Baptist church, the DAR and UDC.  She was the daughter of the late Cormack Hopkins and Mary Holcombe.  She was the widow of the late Dr. Julian H. Evans, a life-long resident of Washington County.
            Survivors include one son, J.H. Evans of Sandersville; two daughters, Mrs. L.R. Spence of Atlanta and Mrs. Gibson Ramsey of Indianapolis, Ind.; seven great, great, great grandchildren [sic]; two nieces and two nephews.
            Mayo Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.


EVANS, Martha (Stockwell) Lowe
The Brunswick News; Thursday 11 January 1917; pg. 1 col. 2

LOVABLE BRUNSWICK LADY PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY—After Suffering Long a Period, Mrs. M.S. Evans Expires

            After bearing her sufferings for years, with fortitude, Mrs. M.S. Evans breathed her last early yesterday morning at the residence of her son, Thomas Evans, 414 Albany street, and while the death was expected it was a source of great grief to her relatives and many friends.
            Deceased was born on Cumberland Island in 1845, making her seventy-two years of age and since her early womanhood has resided in Brunswick and has always been a devout member of the Catholic church, always ready to serve her church, her loved ones and her friends.
            Mrs. Evans leaves three sons, Thomas and Joseph Evans, of this city, and William Lowe, of Jacksonville.  The two former were here when death came while the latter was at his home in the Florida city, reaching here last night to attend the funeral.  Mrs. Evans leaves many other relatives among the number is Fred Burgess, of Jacksonville, who accompanied by Mrs. Burgess also reached the city last night.
            The funeral will take place 10 this morning from the Catholic church, Father Reis conducting the service and the following will act as pallbearers:  J.D. Ross, J.M. Jones, L. Ludwig, Grover C. Allen, James Green, John Green, interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery.




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