Miscellaneous Emanuel County, Georgia Obituaries

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Pearl Rowland, 81

ADRIAN--Funeral for Pearl Rowland, 81, was held Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Adrian United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tommy Veal officiating. Burial will be at Watson-Odomville Cemetery.
She died Saturday, March 29, 2003.
A native of Emanuel County, Mrs. Rowland was the daughter of the late Charles and Anna Foskey Reese. She was retired from J.P. Stevens Co., East Dublin and attended Adrian United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hubert Rowland and daughter, Anna Faye Rowland.
Survivors include four daughters, Joan Rowland-Irvin of Adrian, Dianne Rowland-Jackson of Sandersville, Patty Rowland-Hairr of Swainsboro and Sandra Rowland-Anderson of McDonough; one son, Charles Nathan Rowland of Smyrna; one sister, Estelle Lessing of Adrian; one brother, James N. Barwick of Austell; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jeff Eno, Michael Hall, Darin Hall, Kevin Jackson, Anthony Hairr and Tony Mimbs.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the adult Sunday school class at Adrian United Methodist Church.
Sammons Funeral Home of Soperton had charge of arrangements.
 
 
 
 

Bennett Dalton "B.D." Whitfield, 79

TWIN CITY--Funeral for Bennett Dalton "B.D." Whitfield, 79, will be held Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Rountree and the Rev. Burnon Jarriel officiating. Burial will be at Antioch Cemetery.
He died Sunday, March 30, 2003, at Candler County Hospital.
A native and lifelong resident of Emanuel County, Mr. Whitfield was a retired farmer, supervisor of the Ohoopee District Soil & Water Conservation program and member of Metter Community Fellowship Church.
Survivors include his wife, Charlotte Dasher Whitfield of Twin City; two sons, Bennett Whitfield and Jerrell Whitfield, both of Twin City; one daughter, Janice Hinely of Baxley; one brother, Paul Whitfield of Stillmore; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Sidney Lanier, Binion Turner, Wayne Whitfield, Michael Whitfield, Daryl Whitfield and Blake Whitfield.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jimmy Brown, Bill Fondren, Gene Ragsdale, Nick Herrington, Bunky Wilson, Sid Shepard, Millard Williams and Barnett Ely.
Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel of Metter has charge of arrangements. 
 
 
 
 
 

Fronia Mae Haddock, 94

WADLEY--Graveside service for Fronia Mae Haddock, 94, was held Tuesday, April 1, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Swainsboro City Cemetery with the Rev. Kathi Parchem officiating.
She died Sunday, March 30, 2003, at Glendale Nursing Home of Wadley. 
A native of Emanuel County, Mrs. Haddock was the daughter of the late Bob and Cari Kea and wife of the late Roy Haddock. She resided in College Park, Md. several years, retired from Pantry Pride, Inc. in 1973 then returned to Emanuel County. She was a member of Swainsboro Presbyterian Church.
Survivors include one brother, Franklin Kea of Metter and several nieces and nephews.
Tomlinson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 
 
 

Lester Woods, 85

RIDGELAND, S.C.--Funeral for Lester Woods will be held Wednesday, April 2, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Southern Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jamie Archer officiating. Burial will be at Hawhammock Baptist Church Cemetery.
He died Monday, March 31, 2003, at Beaufort Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
Mr. Woods was son of the late Andy Albert and Rosa Bradham Woods. He was a resident of Ridgeland Nursing Center of Ridgeland, S.C. and lifelong resident of South Carolina.
Survivors include one brother, George W. Woods Sr. of Swainsboro and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers will be Buddy Wiggins, Eddie Donaldson, Mike Wiggins, Will Woods, Eric Woods and Tim Donaldson.
Southern Heritage Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 
 

Grady C. Lovett, 86

STATESBORO--Funeral for Grady C. Lovett, 86, was held Thursday, March 27, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Townsend officiating. Burial was at Lane Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
He died Sunday, March 23, 2003 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Lovett was the son of the Willie and Ella Lovett, was educated in public schools and served in World War II. He was owner and operator of Lovett's Paint and Body Shop, member of the NAACP and former chairman of the Deacon Board of Bethel Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Lona Bell Lovett of Statesboro; one daughter, Grace R. Nobles of Dumfries, Va.; three sons, Grady A. Lovett of Strafford, Va., George B. Lovett of Louisville, Ky. and Thomas D. Lovett of Tulsa, Okla.; one sister, Mary Jane Riggs of Lakeland, Fla.; one brother, Fred Lovett of Statesboro; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were friends of the family.
Honorary pallbearers were deacons of the church.
Jones-Habersham Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 
 

Mary Elvira Dowell, 80

MIDVILLE--Funeral for Mary Elvira Dowell, 80, was held Monday, March 31, 2003, in Suitland, Md. Burial will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suitland, Md.
She died Monday, March 24, 2003 at Burke County Hospital.
A native of Green County, Mrs. Dowell was the daughter of the late Thomas Robert and Naomi Fendley McCannon and wife of the late Eddie Lee Dowell. She was a drug store clerk and member of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one son, Eddie Dowell of Huntingtown, Md.; one daughter, Betty Quintana of Bridewater, N.J.; one brother, Henry Thomas McCannon of Charlotte, N.C.; one sister, Betty Green of Midville; and six grandchildren.
Southern Heritage Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Rebecca Geraldine Hutto McMillan

Funeral for Rebecca Geraldine Hutto McMillan, 81, was held Saturday, April 19, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Rosemary Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Sam Bowen officiating. Burial was at Rosemary Cemetery.
She died Thursday, April 17, 2003, at Medical Center of Houston County.
A native of Candler County, Mrs. McMillan lived several years in Warner Robbins and attended Oakland Baptist Church. She was a member of Rosemary Primitive Baptist Church and volunteer of the Museum of Aviation in Warner Robbins.. She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter L. McMillan.
Survivors include one sister, Ouida Kimball of Twin City and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were nephews and great-nephews.
Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel of Metter had charge of arrangements. 
 
 
 
 
 

Alice Rowland Brady, 81

KITE--Funeral for Alice Rowland Brady, 81, was held Sunday, April 20, 2003, at 3 p.m. at Southern Heritage Funeral Home with Rev. Kelmer Durden and the Rev. Keith Ivey officiating. Burial was at Sardis Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
She died Friday, April 18, 2003, at Johnson County Nursing Home.
A native of Emanuel County, Mrs. Brady was the daughter of the late John Mack and Mollie Kersey Rowland. She was retired from Wrightsville Manufacturing Company and member of the Nazarene Faith.
Survivors include her husband, Melvin Brady of Kite; one daughter, Geraldine "Geri" Brady Shirey of Perry; and two grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Dalton Bell, Roger Rowland, Randy Rowland, Harrison Rowland, Jerome Williams and Roland Williams.
Southern Heritage Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 
 
 
 
 

Rev. Kenneth Willard Youmans, 81

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Kenneth Willard Youmans, 81, was held Saturday, April 19, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Swainsboro First Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Blankenship officiating. Burial was at Forest Lawn Cemetery.
He died Wednesday, April 16, 2003, at Swainsboro Nursing Home.
A native of Wesley, Rev. Youmans was educated at Wesley Elementary School, Stillmore High School, Rhinehardt College, Mercer University and Southeastern Seminary. He was an Emanuel County Extension Agent before surrendering to the ministry in 1951. He was ordained into the gospel ministry in 1952 at First Baptist Church and pastored churches in Nunez, Summertown, Macon, Tifton, Warthen, Thomson and Swainsboro. In 1981 he became missionary of the east central area Baptist churches until his retirement in 1988. He was moderator of several Baptist associations and member of the Executive Committee of the Georgia Baptist Convention. He was also on the Advisory Committee of 4-H Foundation and Emanuel Historical Society. He was a member of Swainsboro First Baptist Church and Progressive Sunday school class.
Survivors include his wife, Beatrice P. Youmans of Swainsboro; three sons, James G. Youmans of Covington, Kenneth B. Youmans of Blue Ridge and E. Mitchell Youmans of Waynesboro; one sister, Frankie Youmans Keil of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, Roscoe A. Youmans of Brunswick and George A. Youmans of Swainsboro; three grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. 
Pallbearers were nephews, P.O. Youmans Jr., Mike Youmans, Donnie Youmans, Ronnie Youmans, Andy Youmans, Danny Youmans, Ricky Youmans and George Youmans.
Honorary pallbearers were deacons of First Baptist Church, members of Progressive Sunday school class, 4-H Extension employees and all preachers and wives.
Tomlinson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. 
 
 
 
 
 

Dewey Larry Wilkes, 60

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Dewey Larry Wilkes, 60, was held Friday, April 18, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Tomlinson Funeral Home with the Rev. Mike Alexander officiating. Burial was at Mt. Zion Cemetery. 
He died Thursday, April 17, 2003, at Emanuel Medical Center.
A native of Treutlen County, Mr. Wilkes, formerly of Savannah, lived in Swainsboro the past 14 months. He was a Baptist and employed with Comcast Cable Television in Savannah. 
Survivors include his mother, Cuba Douglas of Adrian; one brother, Perry Wilkes of McDonough; one stepsister, Janice Jackson of Sandersville; an aunt, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pallbearers were Garland Stevens, Newborn Hutchinson, Kenneth Maddox, Steve Jones, and Roy McGhee.
 
 
 

Margaret Estelle Moore Brown, 85

AUGUSTA--Memorial services for Margaret Estelle Moore Brown, 85, were held Saturday, April 19, 2003, at 1 p.m. at Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Benjy Varnell officiating.
She died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at Jennings Healthcare Center after an extended illness.
Mrs. Brown was retired from Morrison's Food Service and was a Baptist.
Survivors include one son, Don Brown of Augusta; two brothers, Edward Moore of Oliver and Billy Moore of Savannah; seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary had charge of arrangements. 
 
 

Nellie L. Dahl, 85

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Nellie L. Dahl, 85, was held Saturday, April 19, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Southern Heritage Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Scott Osburn officiating. Burial was April 21, 2003 at Mountain View Cemetery in Tacoma, Wash. 
She died Thursday, April 17, 2003 at Swainsboro Nursing Home.
A native of Emanuel County, Mrs. Dahl was daughter of the late William Oscar and Ora Lee Johnson and wife of the late Cliff Dahl. She was a member of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church.
Survivors include three sisters, Ora Lee Kelly of Swainsboro, Shirley Johnston of Indiatlantic, Fla. and Dorothy Swearigen of Manhatten, Kan.; several nieces and nephews.
Southern Heritage Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 

Rev. Carlton Eugene Sego

The Reverend Carlton Eugene ("Gene") Sego, died Sunday, April 13, 2003 in his Twin City residence after a brief illness.
The Emanuel County native, born June 27, 1929 in the Canoochee area, was the fourth of five children born to Myrtis Vera Grimes Sego and Hosea Douglas Sego. He attended many of the local schools including the prestigious "FrogPond University", but he received his real education at the "School of Kneeology" (in his office on his knees in prayer).
He was a veteran of the Korean War having served in the United States Marine Corps.
He was a retired Ordained Bishop of the Church of God having pastored for 47 years at the Twin City Church of God, one of the three churches he physically built and nurtured; the other two being the Church of God facilities in Millen and Wadley. He also served as District Youth Director for the Swainsboro, Dublin, Vidalia, and Statesboro areas during his ministry with the Church of God.
He was self-employed for 50 years as a Barber in Metter and Twin City. He served as a Volunteer Fireman in Twin City for 50 years and drove a School Bus in Emanuel County for 17 years before retiring. He was honored with the "Man of the Year" and "Outstanding Citizen for Largest Contribution to his Fellow Man" awards by the Woodmen of the World and The Masonic Lodge respectively.
Survived by:
His wife of 53 years: Geraldine Williford Sego of Twin City; Oldest son, Samuel (wife: Mary, child: Samantha) from Alpharetta, GA;
His daughter, Angela (husband: Gregory L. Ely, children: Amanda, Caleb, Benjamin) from Great Falls, MT;
His youngest son, Ted of Twin City, GA (child: Mitchell Buck of Rincon, Ga.); 
His brother, Carl L. Sego (wife: Isabel Ward Sego) of Metter, GA; 
His sister-in-Law, Ruby Sego of Twin City, GA.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at the Twin City United Methodist Church at 3:30 p.m. The Reverend Gregory L. Ely of the Sunnyside Church of God in Great Falls, Montana, The Reverend Franklin Sasser of The First Baptist Church of Twin City, and The Reverend Wayne MacDonald of the Twin City United Methodist Church conducted the service. Interment was at the Coleman Twin City Cemetery immediately following the service.
The family received friends from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, April 14, 2003 at the funeral home of Southern Heritage Funeral Home, Swainsboro.
Pallbearers were Irvin Brinson, Phagan Watson, Lamar Archer, Clark Dixon, Alvie Faulkner, Don Rountree. Honorary Pallbearers will be James Neal, Billy Brown, George Archer, Sr., George Archer, Jr., Ronald Youngblood, Ronnie Collins.
 

 
 

Hugh Dorsey Reynolds Jr., 62

RINCON--Funeral for Hugh Dorsey Reynolds Jr., 62, will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2003, at 11 a.m. at Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at Rincon Cemetery.
He died Sunday, April 20, 2003, at St. Joseph's Hospital.
A native of Emanuel County, Mr. Reynolds was a 1958 graduate of Swainsboro High School. He served three years in the U.S. Army and was retired from Savannah Electric and Power Company. He was elected business manager of IBEW Local 1208 , was a mason with Roger Lacey Lodge in Savannah and founding member and officer of Lockner Creek Hunting Club. He also served on the Savannah Fire Department four years. He was preceded in death by his father, Hugh D. Reynolds Sr. and son, Hugh D. Reynolds III.
Survivors include his wife, Charline Saxon Reynolds of Rincon; one daughter, Amy Roddenberry of Springfield; mother and stepfather, Tommie and Harry Cowart of Savannah; stepmother, Joanna Reynolds of Columbia, N.J.; one sister, Linda Gruber of Savannah; two brothers, Clifford Reynolds and Brantley Reynolds, both of Columbia, N.J.; and three grandchildren.
Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 

Billy Ray Fields, 51

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Billy Ray Fields, 51, was held Tuesday, April 22, 2003, at 3 p.m. at Swainsboro Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. William Morris and the Rev. Morris Brantley officiating. Burial was at Swainsboro City Cemetery.
A native of Emanuel County, Mr. Fields was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam conflict and worked with United Transport. He was a member of Swainsboro Freewill Baptist Church and son of the late W.E. Fields.
Survivors include three sons, Jeremy Ray Fields, Justin Wayne Fields and Jason Fields, all of Swainsboro; his mother, Mary Ann Fields of Swainsboro; one sister, Gloria Kitchens of Swainsboro; four brothers, David Fields of Kite, Tommy Fields, Randy Fields and Toby Fields, all of Swainsboro; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Greg Newsome, Owen Bellamy, Glenn Chalker, Jeff Tapley, Ray Owens, Steve Screws, Earl Shirey and Albert Hall.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary had charge of arrangements.
 

Charlie David McMiller, 78

SWAINSBORO--Memorial service for Charlie David McMiller, 78, was held Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at 2 p.m. at Jones & Habersham Chapel with the Rev. James McMiller officiating. 
He died Friday, April 11, 2003.
Mr. McMiller was born Oct. 17, 2003 to parents James and Jennie McMiller and at an early age attended Sand Hill Baptist Church of Wrightsville. He worked at a construction unit, Local 57, for the state penitentiary and retired in 1991 after several years.
Survivors include his wife, Annie W. McMiller of Philadelphia, Pa.; three sons, Albert McMiller of Dublin, Zebbie McMiller and Bobby McMiller, both of Philadelphia, Pa.; two daughters, Bevlon Brown of Swainsboro and Teresa Kelly of Philadelphia, Pa.; 26 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several other relatives.
Jones & Habersham Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


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