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Arthur Neil Rogers, 77

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Arthur Neil Rogers, 77, will be held Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Hawhammock Baptist Church with the Rev. Cail Pressey officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery of Dellwood.
He died Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at Emanuel Medical Center.
Mr. Rogers was born in Taylorsville, N.C. but lived in Swainsboro the past 35 years. He was retired from Fulgham Industries of Wadley and U.S. Navy veteran. He also attended Hawhammock Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Carol Pressley of Albany; one son, Dale Rogers of Charlotte, N.C.; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Tomlinson Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 
 

Jerome W. "Jerry" Kimball

SAVANNAH--Funeral for Jerome W. "Jerry" Kimball was held Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Fox and Weeks of Savannah. Burial was at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
He died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002 at Candler Hospital.
Mr. Kimball was born near Garfield and lived most of his life in Savannah. He was a window dresser for Adler's Department Store prior to opening Kimball Sign Company and inventing and patenting the Kimball Woodcarver which was marketed and sold nationwide. He was an artist and art instructor and was a member of Savannah Artists' Guild and Penguin Club for ballroom dance. He served on the board of deacons at Bull Street Baptist Church and was an active member of the couples Sunday school class. He was also awarded the Bronze Star for valor during the Battle of Bulge while serving in the 94th Infantry during World War II. He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Ruby Kimball, his first wife, Martha R. Kimball and brother, Hugh Kimball.
Survivors include his wife, Myrtle D. Kimball; one son, Kenny H. Kimball; one stepson, Downer K. Davis; one brother, Terry M. Kimball; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors of Savannah had charge of arrangements.
 

Joseph Eugene Weatherford, 81

TWIN CITY--Funeral for Joseph Eugene "Gene" Weatherford, 81, was held Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Twin City First Baptist Church with the Rev. Franklin Sasser and Elder Tommy Rountree officiating. Burial was at Old Canoochee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
He died Thursday, Nov. 14, 2002 at his residence after a brief illness.
Mr. Weatherford was a native of Emanuel County. He graduated from South Georgia Junior College in 1940, attended Stetson Law School in 1946 and graduated from Georgia Teachers College of Statesboro in 1947 with a B.S. Degree in Education, Social Science Major. He finished his graduate work at Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Fla. in 1971 and completed a three year course of study at University of Fla. College of Law in 1977 as directed by Florida Supreme Court. He was a WW II Navy veteran serving in the Pacific Theatre from 1942-1946 and was discharged as Lieutenant. He was a teacher and coach at Hilliard, Fla. from 1947-1952, in private business from 1952-1956 and was County Judge of Nassau County, Fla. from 1957-1985. Mr. Weatherford also served as Chairman of Nassau District Boy Scouts, Board of Directors for North Florida Council of Boy Scouts, president of Nassau Community Chest-United Fund, and Fernandina Beach Housing Authority. He served on Board of Trustees with Baptist Home for Children, Board of Directors of North Florida Children's Home Society and Board of Trustees, First Baptist Church, Fernandina Beach. He also served on Rayonier Scholarship Committee, Governors Task Force and served twice as president of Florida County Judges Association. He was a Mason and a Shriner, member of Twin City First Baptist Church, Men's Sunday school class and three-time recipient of the Good Government Award.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Marsh Weatherford of Twin City; one son, Joseph E. Weatherford Jr. of Conyers; one daughter, Suzanne W. Graham of Birmingham, Ala. and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Irvin Brinson, Lewis Johnson Sr., Morris Grimes, Glen Way, John Whetsell, Tharlton Weatherford, G.W. Johnson, Ed Marsh, Elliott Marsh and Gregory Gowen.
Honorary pallbearers were members of Twin City First Baptist Church Men's Sunday School Class.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary had charge of arrangements. 

Dan M. Clark Jr., 82

MACON--Graveside services with military honors for Dan M. Clark Jr., 82, was held Sunday, Nov. 24, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Bill Coggins officiating.
He died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Clark, son of the late Dan M. Clark Sr. and the late Lois Inez Smalling Clark, was born in Macon and was a lifelong resident of Middle Georgia. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in North Africa and Italy during World War II. He was a general contractor with R.H. Smalling and Sons and superintendent with Williams and Associates before his retirement. He was also a member of Bloomfield Gardens Baptist Church and former member of the Exchange Club.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen S. Clark of Macon; three daughters, Donna Clark and Delaine Haney, both of Macon and Sharon Aldred of Powersville; four sisters, Rose Johnson of Garfield, Margaret Brown of Twin City, Ann Avera and Iona Williams, both of Pensacola, Fla.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Snow's Memorial Chapel, Pio Nono Avenue, had charge of arrangements.
 
 

Thetus Lanier Douglas, 70

KITE--Funeral for Thetus Lanier Douglas, 70, was held Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Sardis Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul Douglas and Elder Reed Davis officiating. Burial was at Sardis Cemetery.
He died Thursday, Nov. 21, 2002, at Medical College of Georgia Hospital of Augusta after an extended illness.
A native of Emanuel County, Mr. Douglas was the son of the late Walter G. and Mary Flanders Douglas. He was a farmer and member of Johnson County Farm Bureau. He served on Board of Directors of Pineland Telephone Company and also served in the U.S. Army. He attended Sardis Primitive Baptist Church where he was chairman of the cemetery fund.
Survivors include his wife, Joann Wilson Douglas of Kite; two daughters, Joanna Harrison of Kite and Leahdonna Douglas of Millegeville; three sisters, Corliss Allen of Lake City, Fla., Sybal Williams and Etheyl Sconyers, both of Kite; several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Todd Fortner, Danny Fortner, Harry Martin, John Powell, Lintorn Brett and William Brett.
Honorary pallbearers were Board of Directors of Pineland Telephone Company.
Southern Heritage Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. 
 

Ruth L. Holton, 80

STATESBORO--Funeral for Ruth L. Holton, 80, was held Monday, Nov. 18, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Jake A. Futch Funeral Home Chapel. Burial was at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Savannah.
She died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Holton was a native of Emanuel County and lived in Statesboro since 1976. She retired from K-Mart as personnel manager after 17 years. She was a member of Whitfield United Methodist Church of Savannah.
Survivors include one daughter, Judy Nelson of S.C.; two sons, Larry Holton of Griffin and Bruce Holton of Savannah; two sisters, Geneva Page of Swainsboro and Johnnie McGowan of Soperton; two brothers, Charlie Lively of Salt Lake City, Utah and Malcolm Hall of Soperton.
Jake A. Futch Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. 

Julia Mae Johnson, 77

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Julia Mae Johnson, 77, was held Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Willow Spring Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Pierce officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery.
She died Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, at Emanuel Medical Center.
Mrs. Johnson was a native of Emanuel County and daughter of the late James and Mamie Corley. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Johnson and son, Clarence E. Johnson.
Survivors include two daughters, Lue Ellen Johnson and Gwendolyn Johnson, both of Swainsboro; one sister, Pearl Chance of Swainsboro; one brother, Lester Corley of Swainsboro; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Rodney Cheeks, Ulysee Smith, Kevin Bradford, Willie Williams, Timothy Williams and Robert Parrish.
Mosley's Funeral Home, Inc. had charge of arrangements. 
 
 

Sherry Virginia "Ginger" Hardin, 50

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Sherry Virginia "Ginger" Hardin, 50 will be held Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Earl Wiggins officiating. Burial will be at Midville City Cemetery.
She died Monday, Dec. 2, 2002 at Fairview Park Hospital of Dublin after a brief illness.
Mrs. Hardin was a native of Jefferson County, field representative with Potandon Produce and was Methodist. She was the daughter of the late Ben Coleman and sister of the late Benny Joe Coleman. 
Survivors include her husband, Dickie "D.J." Hardin of Swainsboro; one daughter, Tisha Holland of Collins; three sons, Chris Hardin of Savannah, Joey Curl and Brian Curl, both of Reidsville; her mother, Helen Johnson of Swainsboro and nine grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Tony Smith, John Shuman, Ashley Day, Allen Sikes, Tye Powell, Brett McClain and Joe Duncan.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary has charge of arrangements.
 

Harrison T. Clifton III, 48

MILLEN--Funeral for Harrison T. Clifton III, 48, was held Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Elam Baptist Church with the Rev. Bill Brown and the Rev. Maurice Crowder officiating. Burial followed at the church cemetery.
He died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2002.
Mr. Clifton was a native and lifelong resident of Jenkins County. He was assistant manager of Millen Auto Parts and member of Elam Baptist Church.
Survivors include one son, H. Towles Clifton IV of Garfield; his parents, H.T. and Floretta Adams Clifton of Millen; and one sister, Teresa C. Wommack of Millen.
Crowe-Fields Funeral Home, Inc. had charge of arrangements.
 

Maurine Underhill, 86

DALLAS--Graveside services for Maurine Underhill, 86, were held Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, at 12 noon at Westview Cemetery of Soperton with the Rev. Paula Lytle and the Rev. Jeff Carrier officiating.
She died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002.
Mrs. Underhill was a native of Adrian and daughter of the late Dr. Newburn B. and Eva Dick Hutchinson. She was a former member and pianist of Soperton United Methodist Church and was employed with Bank of Soperton. She was retired from South Trust Bank of Marietta and was a member of Samuel S. Lawrence Order of Eastern Star and Amaranth and Smyrna United Methodist Church. She was married to the late James Mark Underhill Sr. and preceded in death by her son, Mark Underhill Jr.
Survivors include one daughter, Claire Sims of Dallas; five grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Sammons Funeral Home of Soperton had charge of arrangements. 
 

Mella Dickey Gay, 69

GARFIELD--Funeral for Mella Dickey Gay, 69, was held Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home with Elder Tommy Rountree officiating. Burial was at Hebron Cemetery of Garfield.
She died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, at Memorial Medical Center of Savannah.
Mrs. Gay was born in Jenkins County and was a retired quality control inspector for Thompson Company. She was a Baptist. Her husband, Charlie H. Gay preceded her in death.
Survivors include one son, Charlie H. Gay III of Millen; one sister, Mary Hazel Sharp of Eden; two brothers, John Edward Dickey Jr. of Garden City and Jimmy E. Dickey of Pembroke; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Kenny Dickey, George Robert Dickey, Raymond Dickey, Arnold Deal Gay, Donnie Gay and Ricky Dickey.
Crowe-Fields Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 

Colby James Tuttle

TWIN CITY--Graveside services for Colby James Tuttle, infant, were held Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Union Primitive Baptist Cemetery with the Rev. Ronnie Young officiating.
He died Saturday, Nov. 30, 2002 at Emanuel Medical Center.
Survivors include his parents, Michael and Kristy Stephens Tuttle; one brother, Sean M. Tuttle of Twin City; Maternal grandparents, Ronnie Stephens and Brenda Herrington, both of Swainsboro; paternal grandparents, Mary R. Justice of Swainsboro and Lavon Tuttle of Savannah.
Southern Heritage Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 

Audrey Estelle Dudley Hadden, 76

DUBLIN--Funeral for Audrey Estelle Dudley Hadden, 76, was held Thursday, Nov. 28, 2002, at 11 a.m. at Sammons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. L.T. Logue and the Rev. Kenny Rowland officiating. Burial was at Poplar Springs Church Cemetery of Johnson County.
She died Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2002.
Mrs. Hadden was a native of Johnson County and daughter of the late Gladys and Cornelius Smith Dudley. She was retired from Johnson County Nursing Home and member of Scott Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husbands, D.G. Smith and Leondus Steptoe and son, Danny Smith.
Survivors include three daughters, Lisa Arpasi of Fort Myers, Fla., Renee Thomas and Diane Monroe, both of East Dublin; two sons, Jimmy Monroe of Macon and Mike Monroe of Collins; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Ricky Thomas, Jamie Thomas, Kip Haley, Durran Smith, Josh Ussery and Russ Arpasi.
Sammons Funeral Home of Soperton had charge of arrangements. 
 

Ethel Lee Burden, 74

HIALEAH, FLA.--Funeral for Ethel Lee Burden, 74, was held Saturday, Nov. 9, 2002 at 2 p.m. at New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Hialeah, Fla., with Elder Rodgers Brown officiating. Burial was at Dade Memorial Park, North of Miami, Fla.
She died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002.
Mrs. Burden was a native of Emanuel County and the daughter of the late Lorenzo and Mamie Brinson. She was a member of New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church and was former member of Atkins Memorial Church of God in Christ serving on Pastors Aide Board many years. She was preceded in death by children, Gwendolyn, Linda and Jeremiah.
Survivors include her husband, Willie; seven sons, Willie Jr., Prince, Carl, Samuel, Robert, Lorenzo from Forrestville, Md. and Keith; two daughters, Betty Laster and Cassie Maura; one sister, Lessie Wynn; 12 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Willie Burden Jr., Samuel Burden, Robert Burden, Carl Burden, Prince Burden, Lorenzo Burden, Keith Burden, Lyndon Burden and Quinton Burden.
Honorary pallbearers were church deacons.
Mitchell-Funeral Home, Inc. of Miami, Fla. had charge of arrangements.
 

Bernice Williams, 79

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Bernice Williams, 79, was held Saturday, Nov. 23, 2002, at 1 p.m. at Johnson Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Marque Johnson officiating. Burial was at St. Galilee Church Cemetery.
She died Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, following an extended illness.
Mrs. Williams was a native of Emanuel County and daughter of the late Essie Peale and John Henry Tooks. She attended school in Summertown and was married to Johnny Williams. She was a custodian for Swainsboro Elementary School and a member of Johnson Grove Baptist Church where she served as musician many years. She was also a musician for Rountree Island Church Choir and Mount Gilead Church Choir and was financial secretary for Independent Benevolent Society.
Survivors include one stepdaughter, Emma Louise Williams of Brooklyn, N.Y.; one halfbrother, Norman Tooks of California; and three grandchildren.
Mosley's Funeral Home, Inc. had charge of arrangements. 
 

Mary Ellen Hood, 76

TWIN CITY--Graveside services for Mary Ellen Hood, 76, were held Sunday, Dec. 1, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Old Canoochee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Twin City. The Rev. Henry Bert Flanders officiated.
She died Friday, Nov. 29, 2002 at her residence after an extended illness.
Mrs. Hood was a native of Laurens County, a homemaker and member of Springhill Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Callie Burch of Augusta; three sons, Donnie Hood of Swainsboro, Randy Hood and Barney Sheppard Jr., both of Twin City and one brother, Robert Manning of Macon.
Pallbearers were Jody Sheppard, Jason Lively, Rhett Clifton, Rex Newman, Charles Radford and Samuel Clayton Sheppard.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary had charge of arrangements.


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