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Anna J. Turner, 76

SWAINSBORO--Memorial service for Anna J. Turner, 76, was held Monday, March 17, 2003, at 12 noon at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses with Bro. Frank Weigl officiating.
She died Wednesday, March 12, 2003.
Mrs. Turner was born in Wrightsville on June 22, 1926 to the late Jesse and Trudie Thomas. She was married to the late Robert Turner in Detroit, Mich. and was baptized in 1960 to serve as a Jehovah's Witness. She was preceded in death by two children, Reynard and Rhonda, and two brothers, December and Freddie.
Survivors include two daughters, Shelly Horton and Renee Turner, both of Detroit, Mich.; two sons, Reed Turner of Swainsboro and Roderic Turner of Detroit, Mich.; four sisters, Isabel Riggins of Swainsboro, Stella Amos of Ellenwood, Beulah Waites of Westland, Mich., and Mae Connors of Philadelphia, Pa.; two brothers, Ollie Thomas of Bellville, Mich., Carl Thomas of Las Vegas, Nev..; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Mosley's Funeral Home, Inc. had charge of arrangements. 
 
 
 
 

Ocilla Bostic, 80

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Ocilla Bostic, 80, was held Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Wiggins Jr. officiating. Burial was at Swainsboro City Cemetery.
She died Friday, March 7, 2003, at Emanuel Medical Center after an extended illness.
Mrs. Bostic was born January 16, 1923 to the late Cora Jackson in Johnson County, Scott, Georgia. Later in life she moved to Swainsboro and was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Survivors include five daughters, Cora Harden of Soperton, Ola Mae Coleman, Annie Mae Bostic, Linda Bostic and Patricia Byrd, all of Swainsboro; three sons, Lester Strickland of Douglas, Horace Pullen of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Bonnie Bostic of Soperton; one sister, Mary Lizzie Stanford of Swainsboro; one brother, Joseph Jackson Sr. of Swainsboro; 26 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Nickholas Bostic, Marcus Jones, Willie C. Harden, Lester Wadley, Alfred Harden and Tyrome Harden.
Mosley's Funeral Home, Inc. had charge of arrangements.
 
 
 
 
 

Joyce Nedra Gabrysiak

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Joyce Nedra Gabrysiak will be held Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Louis Pearce officiating.
She died Sunday, March 16, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital of Savannah.
A native of Bulloch County, Mrs. Gabrysiak lived in Swainsboro many years and was employed by the Coleman House.
Survivors include two daughters, Leondra Bodiford of Wilmington, N.C. and Taylor Danielle Gabrysiak of Swainsboro; two sons, Jess Bodiford and Paul Gabrysiak of Denver, Colo.; one brother, James E. Smith of Lebanon, Tenn.; one sister, Lorita Smith Jackson of Plantation, Fla. and a stepmother, Eunice L. Smith of Statesboro.
Tomlinson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 
 
 

Lula Jane Radford Mitchell, 51

GARDEN CITY--Funeral for Lula Jane Radford Mitchell, 51, was held Sunday, March 16, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Kite Church of God with the Rev. Kelmer Durden and the Rev. Allen Meeks officiating. Burial was at Wheeler Cemetery.
She died Friday, March 14, 2003, at her residence after and extended illness..
Mrs. Mitchell was born in Johnson County and she was a member of the Church of God.
Survivors include one son, Bobby Mitchell of Savannah; one daughter Tara Mitchell Bruning of Savannah; three brothers, Melvin Radford of Midville, Jimmy Radford of Daytona Beach, Fla. and Randall Radford of Savannah; three sisters, June Radford of Savannah, Ann Brown of Twin City and Brenda Dutton of Anderson, S.C.; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Tracy Radford, Keith Radford, Chris Radford, Charles Radford, Gene Thompson and Shane Thompson.
Honorary pallbearers were Ben Brown, Chase Radford and Kevin Ridley.
Southern Heritage Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. 
 

Lorene Willis Anderson, 85

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Lorene Willis Anderson, 85, was held Saturday, March 15, 2003, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Blankenship officiating. Burial was at Swainsboro City Cemetery.
She died Thursday, March 13, 2003, at Emanuel Medical Center.
A native and lifelong resident of Swainsboro, Mrs. Anderson was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Willis. She was a retired manager of Sears after 18 1/2 years of service. She served as a field representative of the American Cancer Society and retired from Emanuel Medical Center in 1979 after 10 years. She also worked for Dolores and Woody's for nine years. She was a charter member of Business and Professional Womens Club and was the first woman to be president of Swainsboro Merchants Association. For over 70 years, she was a member of First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Loron Anderson.
Survivors include one son, Robert Brice Anderson Sr. of Swainsboro; one brother, Ted Willis of Brooksville, Fla.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Brice Anderson, Loron Anderson, Richard Madden, Eddie Brantley, James Dutcher and Codi Anderson.
Honorary pallbearers were Bill Dixon, Ray Thompson, Sid Shepherd, Johnny McCuin, Denny Key, Bob Dykes, Eddie Lewis, Johnny McRae and members of the Tel-Joy Sunday school class.
Tomlinson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. 
 

Lacey Jerome Bagley, 66

YUKON, OKLA.--Funeral for Lacey Jerome Bagley, 66, was held Friday, March 14, 2003, at 1 p.m. at Yanda & Son Funeral Home Chapel in Yukon, Okla. Burial was at Yukon Cemetery.
He died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at Integris Baptist Medical Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.
A native of Lake Wells, Fla., Mr. Bagley was the son of the late Lonnie and Ruth Bagley. He served in the U.S. Air Force four years, was a retired air traffic controller after 20 years of service. Upon retirement, he started Bagley Lawn Maintenance. After moving to Yukon, Okla. from Albuquerque, N.M. in 1981, he worked for O.U. as an air traffic controller instructor for 10 years. He was also a member of the Moose Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Bagley.
Survivors include his daughter, Rhonda Baker of Yukon, Okla.; one brother, Frank Bagley of Swainsboro; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Yanda & Son Funeral Home of Yukon, Okla. had charge of arrangements. 
 
 

Ronella Screws Donaldson, 88

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Ronella Screws Donaldson, 88, was held Friday, March 14, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Southern Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kelmer Durden and Bunny Hudson officiating. Burial was at Swainsboro City Cemetery.
She died Tuesday, March 11, 2003, at Emanuel Medical Center.
A native of Emanuel County, Mrs. Donaldson was a retired nurse after 18 years of service with Emanuel Medical Center. She was also a member of Church of God.
Survivors include four sons, Alton Johnson, Doc Johnson, both of Swainsboro, John Rex Johnson and Bobby Johnson, both of Adrian; four daughters, Sue Patton of Athens, Burnell Roberts of Evans, Allene Hooks and Linda Coughron, both of Swainsboro; one brother, Jake Screws of Atlanta; one halfsister, Bonita Smith of Lilburn; four stepsons, four stepdaughters, 31 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Donald Hooks, Randy Hooks, Will Snellgrove, Blake Hooks, Al Boatright and John Edward Boatright. 
Southern Heritage Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 

Maggie Peebles Garrett, 87

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Maggie Peebles Garrett, 87, will be held Thursday, March 27, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Blundale Baptist Church with the Rev. Jamie Archer and the Rev. Wilmer Hall officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
She died Tuesday, March 25, 2003.
A native of Emanuel County, Mrs. Garrett was the daughter of the late Richard and Elizabeth Woods Peebles and wife of the late Homer A. Garrett. She was a homemaker and member of Blundale Baptist Church where she served as pianist for 50 years. She was also former director with Emanuel County Farm Bureau, Blundale Chapter.
Survivors include one son, Donnie Aden Garrett of Swainsboro; three sisters, Alma Anderson, Margie Womack and Sallie Mae Riner, all of Swainsboro and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Richard Garrett, Jim Curry, Buford Price, Aubrey J. Womack, Travis Garrett, Tim Garrett, Bob Price, Bill Price, Joe Peebles, Tim Peebles, Craig Peebles, Ronnie Mallette, Johnny Price Randy Price, Jimmy May and Jason May.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary has charge of arrangements.
 
 
 
 

Christopher Neal Moore Sr., 41

KITE--Funeral for Christopher Neal "Chris" Moore Sr., 41, was held Tuesday, March 25, 2003, at 4 p.m. at Sardis Primitive Baptist Church with Brother Jerry Brown and the Rev. Inman Gerald officiating. Burial followed in the church cemetery.
He died Sunday, March 23, 2003, at Emanuel Medical Center from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Born in Bibb County, Mr. Moore was a lifelong resident of Emanuel County and was maintenance operator at Spivey State Bank. He was a member of The River Rats and Swainsboro High School Athletic Booster Club. He was also a member of Adrian First Baptist Church and attended Sardis Primitive Baptist Church.. He was preceded in death by his father, Russell Moore and grandparents, L.L. and Irene Moore.
Survivors include his wife, Laura Welch Moore of Kite; one daughter, Allison Moore of Kite; one son, Christopher Neal Moore Jr. of Kite; one brother, Rusty J. Moore of Atlanta; one half-brother; Eric Moore of Adrian; and one half-sister; Christa Garner of Forsyth.
Pallbearers were Robert Moore Jr., Wesley Moore, Adam Moore, John Moore, Keith Thompson, Joe Nasworthy, Craig Williamson and Sam Vescuso.
Honorary pallbearers were employees of Spivey State Bank, Danny Peebles, Ricky Gilmer, Phillip Morris, Jerry Lawson Jr., Joel Mimbs, Wayne Sumner, Ty Powell, Kenny Powell, Bill Overstreet, Harvey Anders, J.J. Hall, Blake Thompson, Albert Hall, Cliff Mason, Danny Scarboro, Mike Soles, Alan Durden, Jeff Hutcheson and Blaine Burrell.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary had charge of arrangements. 
 
 
 
 
 

Thomas "Tom" Salter II, 51

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Thomas "Tom" Salter II, 51, was held Saturday, March 22, 2003, at 1 p.m. at Church of Jesus with the Rev. Willie Freeman officiating. Burial was at Swainsboro City Cemetery.
He died Saturday, March 15, 2003, at University Hospital.
A native of Sandersville, Mr. Salter was the son of the late Thomas Salter I and the late Pecola Salter. He attended Emanuel County Public School and moved to Atlanta in 1969. He was employed by Santerra Market for several years and then Flanders Construction of Atlanta. He returned to Swainsboro in July, 2000.
Survivors include his wife, Myrtle Salter of Atlanta; three sons; Neal J. Salter, Ryan J. Salter and Thomas Eugene Salter III, all of Atlanta; three daughters, Jamela Salter of Atlanta, Tressy Andrews and Tessie Worthen, both of Swainsboro; four sisters; Mary Ellen McGee of Roswell, Gwendolyn Biggins of Morrow, Lois Clark and Dorothy Lee Moody of Atlanta; three brothers; Amos Salter of Ft. Myers, Fla., C.S. Salter of Covington and John Salter of Decatur; and seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Josephne Bell, Edcur Brown, Calvin Seabrough, Robert Foster, Colin Brown and Malion Bell.
Mosley's Funeral Home, Inc. had charge of arrangements.
 
 
 

Evelyn Tyson Webb, 86

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Evelyn Tyson Webb, 86, was held Friday, March 21, 2003, at 3 p.m. at Swainsboro Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Howard Cox officiating. Burial was at Swainsboro City Cemetery.
She died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at her son's residence after an extended illness.
A native of Emanuel County, Mrs. Webb was the daughter of the late Thomas S. and Maggie Stephens Tyson. She was also a homemaker and member of Swainsboro Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Margaret Zemaitis of Olive Branch, Miss. and Sandra Goodson of Wadley; two sons, Thomas Webb and Lee Webb, both of Swainsboro; nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Tim Webb, Terry Webb, Tyson Webb, Chris Webb, Jason Webb and Wesley Webb.
Honorary escorts were deacons of Swainsboro Primitive Baptist Church.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary had charge of arrangements.
 
 

Luther H. "Pete" Canady Jr., 78

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Luther H. "Pete" Canady Jr., 78, was held Friday, March 21, 2003, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Blankenship officiating. Burial was at Swainsboro City Cemetery.
He died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, at his residence after an extended illness.
A native of Emanuel County, Mr. Canady was the son of the late Luther H. and Etta Smith Canady and grandfather to the late Benton Canady. He was a World War II Army veteran, owner and operator of Canady Supply Co. and contractor and partner of Swainsboro Concrete Co. He was also a member of First Baptist Church, the Men's Progressive Sunday School Class and had served on the Board of Trustees.
Survivors include his wife, Grace Benton Canady of Swainsboro; two daughters, Linda Cantrell of Lilburn and Nancy Pierce of Savannah; one son, Larry Canady of Swainsboro; three sisters, Margaret Scott of Bloomingdale, Betty Smith of Savannah and June Neel of Houston; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Don Flanders, Bob Youmans, Billy Holder, Mike Youmans, Bill Devane, Mike Ashley, Franklin Edenfield and Richard Daniels.
Honorary pallbearers were members of Progressive Sunday School Class, Howard Kersey, Frank and Alice Rich, Bobby and Jane Sasser, Charles and Jackie Drake, Al and Martha Jane Lawson, Bill and Lynn English, Jimmy and Shirley Murphy, Walter and Fayette Chance, Talmadge and Hazel Nasworthy, Bunny Johnson, Gene and Greta Simmons and Richard and Loretta Brown.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary had charge of arrangements. 
 
 

Neta Durden Cooper, 90

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Neta Durden Cooper, 90, was held Friday, March 21, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Kelmer Durden and the Rev. Jamie Archer officiating. Burial was at Swainsboro City Cemetery.
She died Wednesday, March 19, 2003.
A native of Emanuel County, Mrs. Cooper was a homemaker and member of Modoc Christian Center. She was preceded in death by her son, Jackie Morris.
Survivors include two daughters, Vera Simpson and Versie Sanders, both of Swainsboro; two stepdaughters, Susie Lee Watkins and Rosie Stevens, both of Adrian; three stepsons, Tommy Durden of Clearwater, Fla., Mark Durden and Frank Durden, both of Uvalda; one sister, Bessie Bowman of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Robert (Coon) Wallace of Swainsboro; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were J.R. McCoy, Crantford Smith, M.T. Blaxton, Sam Screws, Ralph Cowart, J.E. Derriso and Clarence Stapleton.
Tomlinson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 
 

Martha Brinson Horton, 77

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Martha Brinson Horton, 77, was held Friday, March 21, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Tomlinson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Hicks officiating. Burial was at Swainsboro City Cemetery.
She died Tuesday, March 18, 2003, at Doctors Hospital of Augusta.
A native and lifelong resident of Emanuel County, Mrs. Horton was retired from Swainsboro Sportswear and was a member of Eastwood Church of God.
Survivors include one daughter, Sandra Hall of Swainsboro; two stepsons, Hayward Horton of Graniteville, S.C. and Bobby Horton of Columbia, S.C. three sisters, Ladelle Canady of Nunez, Betty Scott of Swainsboro and Lenora Johnson of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Michael Hall, Darin Hall, Clay Hall, Todd Horton, Tim Horton and Bobby Seamons.
Tomlinson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


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