Harley Ward, 76
MARIANNA, FLA.--Funeral for Harley Ward, 76, was held Thursday, Oct.
3, 2002, at 3 p.m. at Marianna Church of God with Chaplain Andy Glover
officiating. Burial followed at Riverside Cemetery.
He died Monday, Sept. 30, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Ward was born in Pompano, Fla. and lived in Orlando, Fla. over
40 years before moving to Marianna, Fla. He was a Trades maintenance man
for the City of Orlando, Fla. He was also a member of the Assembly of God
in Taft, Fla.
Survivors include his wife, Ann Ward of Marianna, Fla.; one son, Harley
Dan Ward of Conroe, Texas; one daughter, Carolyn Garrett of Spring, Texas;
two brothers, W.C. Ward of Savannah and John Ward of Statesboro; two sisters,
Cola Hollaway of Stillmore and Mary Ann Donaldson of Twin City; six grandchildren;
several nieces and nephews.
Lord Funeral Home of Marianna, Fla. had charge of arrangements.
James Ray Edwards, 93
TAMPA, FLA.--Graveside services for James Ray Edwards, 93, was held
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Antioch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
He died Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2002.
Mr. Edwards was a native of Emanuel County, a World War II Army veteran
and retired driver with Central Truck Lines.
Survivors include his wife, Joy Edwards of Tampa, Fla.; one son, David
Zeigler of Plant City, Fla.; four daughters, Minnie Lou McBride of Tampa,
Fla., Rhae Joan Davis of Webster, TX, Vivian York of Releigh, N.C., and
Diane Zeigler Rodgers of Brandon, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren
and two great great-grandchildren.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary had charge of arrangements.
Evelyn Childs Yeomans, 80
SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Evelyn Childs Yeomans, 80, was held Monday,
Oct. 7, 2002, at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Swainsboro with Dr.
Bob Blankenship officiating. Burial was at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church
Cemetery near Lexsy.
She died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2002, at Emanuel Medical Center after an
Mrs. Yeomans, a native of Irwin County, was a member of First Baptist
Church where she sang in the Adult Choir and was a member of the Missionettes.
She was also a member of the Agape Sunday school class. Mrs. Yeomans graduated
from Mystic High School in Irwin County and ABAC Junior College. She received
a teaching degree from Georgia Southern, retired from Emanuel County School
system and was a member of Georgia Retired Teachers Association.
Survivors include her husband, Waldo Yeomans of Swainsboro; three sons,
Walt L. Yeomans and Dr. Randy K. Yeomans, both of Swainsboro and Ronny
A. Yeomans of Dublin; one sister, Bernice Childs Johnson of Swainsboro;
one halfbrother, Vernon Childs of Macon and eight grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Eric Yeomans, Royce Childs, Jerry Wiggins, Stanford
Childs, Jimmy West and Nick Herrington.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Agape Sunday School Class
of Swainsboro First Baptist Church.
Marion Skinner DeLamater, 89
LAWRENCEVILLE--Funeral for Marion "Tina" Skinner DeLamater, 89, was
held Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at 10 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church
with the Rev. Lisa Graves and Dr. Mike Foley officiating. An additional
service was held Monday at 4 p.m. at Kea's United Methodist Church in Emanuel
County with the Rev. Tommy Veal officiating. Burial followed at the church
She died Thursday, Oct. 3, 2002.
Mrs. DeLamater was a member of Gwinnett Council for the Arts and volunteer
with American Cancer Society. She was also a member of Snellville Women's
Club and coordinated the Arts & Craft show on the Courthouse Square
of Lawrenceville. As a child she attended Kea's United Methodist Church
in Emanuel County. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J.
Survivors include one daughter, Phylecia Wilson of Snellville; one
brother, Daris Skinner of Cochran; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Tom M. Wages Funeral Service, Inc., Snellville Chapel of Snellville
and Sammons Funeral Home of Soperton had charge of arrangements.
Ivy Ruth Wise Stewart, 80
WADLEY--Funeral for Ivy Ruth Wise Stewart, 80, will be held Wednesday,
Oct. 9, 2002, at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Wadley with
Dr. Larry Sauls and the Rev. Bob Hall officiating. Burial will follow at
Wadley City Cemetery.
She died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002 at Washington County Regional Medical
Mrs. Stewart was born in Bryan County but lived in Wadley since 1946.
She was retired from Gracewood State Hospital after 13 years as a Licensed
Practical Nurse. She was owner of Stewart's Pool, member of Eastern Star
and member of First United Methodist Church of Wadley.
Survivors include two daughters, Judith Bettilu Morris of Bartow and
Brenda Carol Wallace of Statesboro; three sons, Ivy Lee Stewart Sr. of
Twin City, Gene Stewart of Swainsboro and Rocky Stewart of Wadley; 12 grandchildren
and 16 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons, Newton Wallace Jr., Shane Stewart, Lee
Stewart Jr., Darryl Morris, Dwayne Morris and Nick Stewart.
Smith Funeral Home of Wadley has charge of arrangements.
Daniel George Herring, 41
SWAINSBORO--Graveside services for Daniel George Herring, 41, was held
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery
of Waterloo, S.C. with David L. Herring Sr. officiating.
He died Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2002, at Emanuel Medical Center after a brief
Mr. Herring was a native of Charleston County, S.C. He was an electrician
with Emanuel County Board of Education. He was also a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife Angela Shaw Herring of Swainsboro; three
daughters, Mallory Drew Herring, Carolyn Lee Herring and Danielle Christina
Herring, all of Swainsboro; father and stepmother, David L. and Lilly Brooks
Herring Sr. of Marion, S.C.; mother and stepfather, Gayle K. and John L.
Simmons of Beech Island, S.C.; a grandmother, Carolyn E. King of Aiken,
S.C.; two stepsisters, Marian Herring of Charlotte, N.C. and Pamela Herring
of Raleigh, N.C.; two brothers, David L. Herring Jr. of St. Petersburg,
Fla. and Darryl S. Herring of Jacksonville, Fla. and one stepbrother, Patrick
Herring of Goldsboro, N.C.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary of Swainsboro had charge of arrangements.
William Roscoe Sapp, 82
CLAXTON--Funeral for William Roscoe Sapp, 82 was held Sunday, Oct.
13, 2002, at 4 p.m. at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home Chapel. Burial followed
at Anderson Cemetery.
He died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at his residence in Evans County.
A native of Evans County, Mr. Sapp was a member of Anderson Primitive
Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer and retired from Soil Conservation
Service. He was also a member of Evans County Farm Bureau. He was preceded
in death by his wife, Jane Sapp.
Survivors include three sons, Carson Sapp of Dublin, Therrell Sapp
and Connie Sapp, both of Claxton; one daughter, Cindy Strickland of Claxton;
three sisters, Lucille Palmer of Augusta, Ora Nell Lewis and Dorothea McCorkle,
both of Claxton; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.
J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home of Claxton had charge of arrangements.
William Bert Clark, 83
STILLMORE--Funeral for William Bert Clark, 83, was held Saturday, Oct.
12, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Stillmore United Methodist Church with the Rev.
David Hudson and the Rev. Paul W. Bowen Jr. officiating. Burial was at
He died Wednesday, Oct. 9. 2002, at his residence.
A native of Emanuel County, Mr. Clark was the son of the late William
Lake and Cynthia Brinson Clark. He attended Stillmore public schools and
graduated from Central High School in Washington D.C. a member of Military
Cadet Corps and National Honor Society. He was a graduate, member of Kappa
Sigma Fraternity and Delta Theta Phi Law fraternity of George Washington
University School of Law in Washington D.C.
Mr. Clark was retired Emeritus Attorney-At-Law and member of State
Bar of Georgia. He practiced law in 1952 before State and Federal Courts
and in 1958 was admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court.
He was also Title Officer for Maryland Dept. District Title Insurance Co.
in Washington. After returning to Georgia in 1959, he became partner in
Spivey, Carlton, Clark and Merrill law firm of Swainsboro.
He was also former member of Rockville, Md. Junior Chamber of Commerce
and past president of Swainsboro Rotary Club. He was a member of Stillmore
United Methodist Church where he served on Board of Trustees and was chairman
of the Administrative Board. He was an active contributor and fundraiser
for fellowship and educational additions to the church. Serving as church
historian, he had the church placed on the National Register of Historic
Places for its architecture and historical background.
Mr. Clark served in the U.S. Coast Guard in World War II as chief storekeeper
at Coast Guard Clothing Depot and U.S. Naval Reserve at Potomac River Naval
Commissary during the Korean War.
Survivors include four nephews, two nieces, five great-nephews, two
great-nieces, and one great-great-nephew.
Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Home & Hooks Chapel of Metter had charge
William Cicero Fennell, 62
SWAINSBORO--Funeral for William Cicero Fennell, 62, was held Saturday,
Oct. 12, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary Chapel with
the Rev. Earl Warnock officiating. Burial was at Swainsboro City Cemetery.
He died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2002, at Emanuel Medical Center after an
Mr. Fennell was a native of Emanuel County and son of the late Willie
and Sallie Mae Fennell.
Survivors include two sisters, Florrie McKenzie of Summertown and Ethel
Turner of Hardeeville, S.C.; four brothers, Grady Fennell of Faulkville,
Bobby Fennell of Savannah, Billy Fennell of Eden and Delma Fennell of Twin
Pallbearers were Larry Hall, Henry Gene Hall, Billy Hall Jr., Henry
Eugene Hall, Emory Fennell and Clay Hayslip.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary had charge of arrangements.
Margaret Youngblood Olander, 84
Thomas L. Price Funeral Home of North Palm Beach, Fla. announces the
death of Margaret Youngblood Olander at Heartland Health Care on Aug. 31,
2002, after a brief illness.
Mrs. Olander was a native of Emanuel County and daughter of the late
George W. and Mary Lou Youngblood of Nunez. She was a cosmetician for Burdines
department store for 40 years until her retirement. She was preceded in
death by her husband, Carl Olander.
Survivors include one brother, Wilbur Youngblood of Boynton Beach,
Fla.; four sisters, Dorothy Y. Bell of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., Mary Lovelace
of Albany, Martha Y. Claxton of Swainsboro and Audrey Y. Murphy of Gainesville.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Bobby Gene Davis, 62
SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Bobby Gene Davis, 62, was held Saturday, Oct.
12, 2002, at 3 p.m. at Smith Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Felton
Rowe officiating and the Rev. Richard A. Lawrence assisting. Burial was
at Swainsboro City Cemetery.
He died Sunday, Oct. 6, 2002, at Emanuel Medical Center after an extended
Mr. Davis was a native and life long resident of Emanuel County where
he attended public schools. He was a member of Smith Grove Baptist Church
and worked in the water well construction industry for several years.
Survivors include one daughter, Sylvia Stokes of Swainsboro; two sons,
Lanorris Davis of Swainsboro and Larry Gene Lockett of Macon; one sister,
Mollie Strobridge of Jacksonville, Fla.; two stepsisters, Mary P. Cross
of Savannah and Lois Peebles of Swainsboro; two stepbrothers, Willie James
Peebles and Melvin Peebles, both of Savannah; several grandchildren, nieces,
nephews and other relatives.
Reno Tapley Mortuary had charge of arrangements.
Katie Thomas, 88
SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Katie Thomas, 88, was held Friday, Oct. 10,
2002, at 3 p.m. at Oak Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Isaac Culbreth
officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery.
She died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at Emanuel Medical Center after a brief
Mrs. Thomas was a native of Emanuel County where she attended public
schools and was a member of St. Paul AME Church of Summertown for several
Survivors include two sons, Duke Ellington Cheeks and Johnny Paul "Larry"
Cheeks, both of Swainsboro; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren;
several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Reno Tapley Mortuary had charge of arrangements.
Aretha Moring Brown, 100
SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Aretha Moring Brown, 100, was held Saturday,
Oct. 12, 2002, at 2 p.m. at St. Galilee Baptist Church. The Rev. Patrick
Jones officiated and the Rev. Robert L. Stephens assisted. Burial was at
Swainsboro City Cemetery.
She died Monday, Oct. 7, 2002, at Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home.
Mrs. Brown was a native of Emanuel County and daughter of the late
Will and Viola Greene Moring. She received her formal education in Emanuel
County and was a member of St. Galilee Baptist Church. She is preceded
in death by her husband, George Brown; two sons, Seaborn Brown and Rufus
Brown; one sister, Fannie Moring Brown and two brothers, Tom Moring and
Survivors include five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, one
great-great-grandchild and several nieces, nephews and relatives.
Active palbearers were Hubert Bynes, Lavern Bynes, Michael Boston,
George Harrison, Charles Williams and Woodrow Billups Jr.
Honorary pallbearers were Robert Allen, Nathaniel Billups and Walter
Mosley's Funeral Home, Inc. had charge of arrangements.
William B. Shaw III, 42
POOLER--Funeral for William B. Shaw III, 42, will be held Wednesday,
Oct. 16, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Holy Angels' Episcopal Church of Pooler.
He died Sunday, Oct. 13, 2002 at Hospice Savannah.
A North Carolina native, Mr. Shaw was a member of Holy Angels' Episcopal
Church, Lay Minister of the Episcopal Church and former member of the Vestry.
Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Peggy and Bob Cousins
of Bloomingdale; three sisters, Teresa Strickland of Pooler, Lynn Guyer
of Vidalia and Harriet Page of Swainsboro; one stepsister, Jennifer Weeden;
two stepbrothers, William Cousins and Greg Cousins and several other relatives.
Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, West Chatham Chapel has
charge of arrangements.