Miscellaneous Emanuel County, Georgia Obituaries

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India Gay Rountree

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for India Gay Rountree was held Saturday, June 14 at 2 p.m. at Swainsboro First United Methodist Church. Officiating were Rev. Benji Varnell, Rev. Nita Crump-Howard and Rev. Wayne De Fore. Burial was at Twin City Cemetery.
Mrs. Rountree died Friday, June 13 at Emanuel Medical Center after an extended illness.
Mrs. Rountree was born Feb. 15, 1910 in Jenkins County and was the daughter of the late Batt and Susanna Gay. A longtime resident of Emanuel County, she was the widow of Olan Perry Rountree. She was a homemaker and a member of First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Rountree Reid; a son, Mike Rountree of Canoochee; two sister, Kate Gay Lanier of Millen and Leah Gay Brock of Clarkston; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Will Gay, Wesley Hendley, Ronald Wade Rountree, Robert Rountree, Harry G. Merritt, Bill Rogers Jr., Darriel Lane, James Byrd Flanders and Jeff Peebles.
Honorary pallbearers were Bill Rountree, Sid Shepherd, Ralph Foskey, Butch Frye, Charlie Cowart, Woody Key, Bill Carmichael and Greg Bennett.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary had charge of arrangements.
 
 

George H. White, 61

STATESBORO--Funeral for George H. White, 61, was held Tuesday, June 17 at 2 p.m. in the Jake A. Futch Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Gary Johnson officiating. Burial was in the Brannen Family Cemetery.
Mr. White died Sunday, June 15 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center.
A native of Emanuel County, he lived most of his life in Bulloch County. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was a self-employed contractor. He was a member of Trinity Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie N. White of Statesboro; two daughters, Angie Webb of Portal and Vickie Lynn White of Twin City; five sons, Stephen White of Register; Hank Fielders of Punta Gorda, Fla.; and Ricky Stacy White, Roger Earl White and Roy James White, all of Statesboro; four sisters, Linda Rountree of Swainsboro; Martha Campbell of Vidalia; Vera Deal and Annie Ruth Underwood of Twin City; three brothers, Gray White of Statesboro; Bill White of Camden, S.C.; and John White of Twin City; and 12 grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Joe Underwood, Calvin White, Jack "Buddy" Brinson, Jack White, Tommy White and Steven Davis. Honorary pallbearers were David Morris, G.G. Lynn, Randy Morris, Jerry Jennings and Greg Jennings.
Jake A. Futch Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 
 

 
 

Willie (Pocket) Hannah Jr., 77

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Willie (Pocket) Hannah Jr. was held Tuesday, June 10 at 1:30 p.m. in the chapel of Mosley Funeral Home. He died June 5 at Emanuel Medical Center after an extended illness.
He was born May 9, 1926 in Emanuel County to the late Willie Hannah Sr. and Della Hannah of Twin City. He was a lifelong resident of Twin City where he met and married the late Mary Elizabeth Hannah. He was a member of Roundtree Chapel Baptist Church for many years. He retired from Lifeline Manufacturing Company after 30 years of service.
Survivors include five sons, James Willie Mitchell of Jacksonville, Fla.; Dennis Johnson and Billy Johnson, both of Twin City; Phillip Johnson of Powder Springs; and Donald Johnson of Villa Rica; a daughter, Jeannette McDaniel of Palm Coast, Fla.; six grandchildren, 14 other grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Isaiah Bennifield, Kelvin Carlyle, Anthony Clonts, Pip Baitey and Ennis Warren.
Mosley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 

Diane Taylor, 53

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Diane Taylor was held Sunday, June 15 at 2:30 p.m. in the chapel of Mosley Funeral Home with Elder D.G. Mosley officiating. Burial was in Swainsboro City Cemetery.
She died Thursday, June 12.
She was born in Ridge, Md., Aug. 29, 1949.
Survivors include two daughters, Valarie Bryan and Benita Turner, both of Swainsboro; a son, Zachary Bryan of Chesapeake, Va.; a sister, Jeanette Price of Ridge, Md.; two brothers, Andrew Jenifer of Washington, D.C. and Francis Greenwell of Lexington Park, Md.; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers were family and friends.
Mosley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 

Willie Gene Mincey, 54

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Willie Gene Mincey was held Saturday, June 14 at 2 p.m. at Union Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. William McLeod officiating. Burial was in Union Chapel Cemetery.
Mr. Mincey died Monday, June 9 at St. Vincent Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla.
He was born in Emanuel County Oct. 16, 1948 to the late Archie Dee Mincey and Rosielee Clark. He was a resident of Emanuel County for several years before moving to Bacon County, Fla. He was a member of Union Chapel Baptist Church. 
Survivors include two daughters, Virginia Mincey of Oak Park; and Melissa Bell of Vidalia; two sons, Timmy Clark and Anthony Mincey, both of Swainsboro; four sisters, Queeny Mae Mincey and Gloria Doyle of Swainsboro; Daisy Mincey of Twin City; and Ella Mincey of Rincon; three brothers, Archie Mincey of Twin City; Ray Clark Jr. of Waycross; and Carl Mincey of Swainsboro; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Truman McKinney Jr., Don McKinney, Clarence Turner, Keran McKinney, John McKinney and Leon McKinney.
Mosley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 

Cleon 'Pete" Johnson, 69

TWIN CITY--Funeral for Cleon "Pete" Johnson will be held Wednesday, June 18 in the chapel of Southern Heritage Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with Rev. Donald Youngblood officiating. Burial will be in the Antioch Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
He died Sunday, June 15 at his residence after an extended illness.
Mr. Johnson was born Oct. 30, 1933 in Emanuel County to the late Leon and Annie Sutton Johnson. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of the Korean Conflict serving in the Air Force.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Norma Jean Hudson of Twin City; two sons, David Johnson and Christopher Johnson, both of Twin City; two daughters, Mrs. Sharlene McCoy of Wrightsville and Crystal Hall of Twin City; a brother, Franklin Johnson of Orlando, Fla.; three sisters, Nellie Pruitt and Annette Hall, both of Twin City; and Martha Jean Bryant of Augusta; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Lamar Hall, Irwin Brinson, Joshua McCoy, Bishop Pruitt, Homer Hudson and David Hudson.
Southern Heritage Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 

George A. Scarboro, 77

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for George A. Scarboro, 77, was held Monday, June 16 at Tomlinson Funeral Home at 3 p.m. with Elder Tommy Rountree and Elder Woodrow Beasley officiating. Burial was held at Coleman's Chapel Cemetery.
He died Saturday, June 14 at his residence.
A native of Emanuel County, Mr. Scarboro was a retired salvage yard operator and a member of the Church of God.
Survivors include two daughters, Gladys Mills of Swainsboro and Cheryl Denise Price of Meeks; one son, George Edward Scarboro of Swainsboro; two sister, Birtha Mae Stapleton of Kite and Lillie Mae Harmon of Augusta; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Denny Barrett, Carl Leaptrott, Morris Mitchell, Ken Elliott, Loran Scarboro and Wayne Scarboro.
Tomlinson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 

Alice Pauline Mullis Keene, 82

TWIN CITY--Graveside services for Alice Pauline Mullis Keene, 82, was held Wednesday, June 11 at Swainsboro City cemetery wit Dr. Bob Blankenship officiating. 
She died Wednesday, June 11 at Twin View Nursing Home in Twin City after an extended illness.
Mrs. Keene was a native of Laurens County and the wife of the late Luther Keene.
Survivors include two half-sisters, Nancy Mullis and Diane Mullis of Dublin.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary had charge of arrangements.
 

Annie Press Givens, 75

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Annie Press Givens was held Wednesday, June 11 at 3 p.m. at Greater St. James Baptist Church with Rev. Bennie Brinson and Rev. James Love officiating. Burial was held at Swainsboro City Cemetery.
She died Saturday, June 7 at Emanuel Medical Center after a brief illness.
She was born in Louisville, Jefferson County, on March 13, 1928 to the late John Givens and Lessie Givens. She moved to Emanuel County in the early 1940s and resided in Norristown. She was a member of Garden Grove Church in Louisville and was a homemaker and chef. She was the mother of 10 children. Two children, James Givens and Sylvester Givens, preceded her in death.
Survivors include four daughters, Julia King, Tuesday Bynes and Dorothy Wicker, of Swainsboro; and Donnell Cross of Douglas; four sons, Tommy Givens and Billy Givens of Swainsboro; Charlie Givens of Soperton; and Matthew Givens of Reidsville; one sister, Mrs. Edith Webb of Swainsboro; 28 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Pallbearers were David Phillips, Richard Rountree, Joe Cephus, Joe Johnson, Richard Habersham, Jason Brown.
Mosley's Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 

Hattie Lou Raiford Youmans, 80

TWIN CITY--Funeral for Hattie Lou Raiford Youmans, 80, will be held Thursday, June 19 at 11 a.m. at Nunez Baptist Church with Rev. Gerrald Inman officiating. Burial will be at New Hope Baptist Church in Lexsy.
She died Tuesday, June 17 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro after a brief illness.
Mrs. Youmans was a native of Emanuel County, a homemaker and a member of Nunez Baptist Church. She was the wife of the late Thomas R. Youmans.
Survivors include three daughters, Faye Y. Rountree and Joan Y. Davis, of Swainsboro; and Connie Y. Lee of Savannah; two sisters, Rhobie Stroud of Swainsboro; and Nell R. Suggs of Millen; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Roger Youmans, Kim Youmans, Boyd Palmore, Edwin Warren, Emmitt Warren, Wayne Raiford and Tim Warren. Honorary pallbearers are Donald Hooks, Gerald Hooks, Charles Hooks, Wendell Hooks and Bob Youmans.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary has charge of arrangements.
 

Jean Miles Jordan, 53

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Mrs. Jean Miles Jordan, 53, will be held Thursday, June 19 at Greater St. James Baptist Church at 12 noon with Rev. Bennie Brinson officiating. Burial will be in Swainsboro City Cemetery.
She died Saturday, June 14 at East Georgia Medical Center in Statesboro after an extended illness.
Mrs. Miles was a native of Emanuel County where she attended public schools and was a member of Greater St. James Baptist Church in Swainsboro.
Survivors include her husband, Samuel Jordan Sr.; five children, Rico Miles, Catina Jordan, Samuel Jordan Jr., Eric Jordan and Latarsha Cowart, all of Swainsboro; her father and mother, Arthur Miles and Mrs. Mary Miles; a sister, Ms. Rose Miles; and a brother, Andre' Ricky Miles, all of Swainsboro.
Reno Tapley Mortuary has charge of arrangements.

Lorenzo Vashawn Whitfield, 5

STILLMORE--Graveside service for Lorenzo Vashawn Whitfield, 5, was held Saturday, July 5, 2003 at Stillmore City Cemetery at 1 p.m. Elder D.G. Mosley officiated.
He died Thursday, July 3, 2003 at his residence. He was 5 years old and lived with his mother in Stillmore.
Survivors include his mother, Betrese Mincey of Stillmore; his father, Lorenzo Whitfield of Waynesboro; three sisters, Valencia Mincey of Stillmore; Jasmine Whitfield and Kamiya Whitfield, both of Waynesboro; a brother, Ja'Kavious Whitfield of Waynesboro; maternal grandparents Virginia Mincey and Randolph Carlyle of Stillmore; paternal grandparent Martha L. Whitfield of Waynesboro; and great-grandmother Precious Whitfield of Waynesboro.
Mosley Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 
 

Noel B. Fowler, 81

MILLEDGEVILLE--Funeral for Noel B. Fowler, 81, will be held Wednesday, July 9, 2003 at 10:30 a.m. at First United Methodist Church of Milledgeville with Dr. Harold Lawrence officiating. Burial will be in Heritage Memorial Park.
He died Sunday, July 6, 2003. He was the son of the late Herschel G. Fowler and Emma Lee Brantley Fowler.
Mr. Fowler was a former resident of Swainsboro and owned Fowler Furniture Company. He was active in community affairs. He served on the Board of Trustees of Swainsboro United Methodist Church and was member of the Masonic Lodge. In 1966, he moved to Milledgeville where he co-owned Lake Sinclair Furniture. He was a charter member of Milledgeville Exchange Club and served on the Board of Trustees of Methodist Conference Center of Epworth-by-the-Sea. He served as board member of Georgia Home Furnishings Association and was a member of Milledgeville First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Williams Fowler of Milledgeville; three daughters, Glenda Law of Tivoli, N.Y..; and Brenda Rich and Judy Crisp, both of Milledgeville; and three grandchildren.
Williams Funeral Home of Milledgeville has charge of arrangements.
 
 

 
 

Sarah Fountain C. Rowell, 91

THOMASVILLE--A memorial service for Sara Fountain Chapman Rowell, 91, former resident of Swainsboro, is being planned. Time and date will be announced later. She died Saturday, July 5, 2003. Her burial will be in Swainsboro Cemetery.
She was owner and manager of Fountain & Chapman Department Store and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Asbury Fountain Sr. she was a member of the Methodist Church of Blue Ridge. She was a valedictorian of Adrian High School and a graduate of Wesleyan College.
Survivors include a brother, Gordon A. Fountain Jr.; and two nieces and two nephews.
Whiddon-Shiver Funeral Home of Thomasville had charge of arrangements.
 

Dawson "Shackey" Douglas, 74

KITE--Funeral for Dawson "Shackey" Douglas, 74, was held Monday, July 7, 2003 in the chapel of Southern Heritage Funeral Home at 11 a.m. with Elder Tommy Rountree officiating. Burial was in Sardis Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
He died Friday, July 4, 2003 in the VA Medical Center in Dublin.
He was born July 24, 1928 in Johnson County to the late Quince and Myrtle Woods Douglas. He had retired from the Tropicana Company and had served the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a Baptist and a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include two daughters, Rita Crowe and Iris Warren, both of Swainsboro; a brother, J.D. Douglas of Augusta; a sister, Martha Bennett of Nunez; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Newsome, John Powell, Doug Bennett, Wayne Kersey, Ryan Kersey, John Scarborough, Travis Owens, Glenn Rogers and John Brown.
Southern Heritage Funeral Home of Swainsboro had charge of arrangements.
 

Christine Moore Peebles, 70

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Christine Moore Peebles, 70, were held Saturday, July 5, 2003 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary with Rev. Allen Meeks and Rev. Tim Hicks officiating. Burial was in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Dellwood.
She died Wednesday, July 2, 2003 at Emanuel Medical Center after an extended illness.
Mrs. Peebles was a native of Emanuel County. She was a homemaker and was a Pentecostal Holiness.
Survivors include three sons, Roy Joe Peebles of Kailua Kona, Hawaii; Johnny Mark Peebles of Swainsboro; and David Bunch of Dellwood; a sister, Betty Meeks of Swainsboro; five grandchildren and three step-grandchildren.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary had charge of arrangements.
 

Mildred H. Norberg, 88

SWAINSBORO--Mrs. Mildred H. Norberg, 88, of 131 Magnolia Lane, died Tuesday, June 24, 2003, at Johnson County Nursing Home. She had lived in Bartow, Fla., for 17 years where she was a member of First Assembly of God and Prayer and Praise. Most of her interests were church oriented.
She moved to Soperton with her daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and Bud Martin, before moving to Swainsboro, where she joined the Swainsboro First Baptist Church.
A memorial service was held Sunday, June 29, 2003 at 5 p.m. in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home with Dr. Robert Blankenship officiating.
Honorary pallbearers were the Tel-Joy Sunday School Class: Evelyn Layton, Morene Kemble, Mary Lou Willis, Cora Lee Cowart, Jane Dixon, Martha Cobb and Jean Morgan.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church in memory of Mrs. Norberg.
Survivors include daughter Carolyn Martin of Swainsboro; daughter and son-in-law Laura and James Welch of Federal Way, Washington; daughter-in-law Patti Savage of Sylvester; four grandchildren, Melanie Martin of Swainsboro; Dale Martin of Dallas, Texas; Simone and Jason Welch of Federal Way, Washington; and six great grandchildren.
Tomlinson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 
 

Dillen Mario Saraoz

SWAINSBORO--Graveside services for Dillen Mario Saraoz, infant, was held Saturday, July 5, 2003 at 11 a.m. in Hawhammock Baptist Church Cemetery with John D. Hendley officiating.
The infant died Thursday, July 3, 2003 at Emanuel Medical Center.
Survivors include his mother and father, Octavio Saraoz Gonzalez and Casie Arrington of Swainsboro; grandparents Charles and Linda Arrington of Swainsboro; and Evelio and Magnolia Hernandez of Mexico; and great-grandparents Naomi Boatright and the late R.J. Boatright.
Southern Heritage Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 

Alice Thornley Adams, 90

TALLAHASEE--A memorial service for Alice Thornley Adams, 90, of Tallahassee, Fla., formerly of Vidalia, has been planned. Time and date will be announced later. She died Sunday, June 29, 2003.
Survivors include her daughter, I. Caroline Summerwood of Shelbyville, Ind.; two sisters, Jane Adams Calhoun of Swainsboro; and Manta Adams Lester of Atlanta; four grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
 

Benton Brinson, 69

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Benton Brinson, 69, will be held Thursday, July 10, 2003 at 11 a.m. at Union Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Calvin Watkins and Elder Tommy Rountree officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with Elder Sam Bowen officiating.
He died Tuesday, July 8, 2003 at his residence after a brief illness.
Mr. Brinson was a native of Emanuel County, retired from Swainsboro Print Works and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Union Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Myrtis Coleman Brinson of Swainsboro; three daughters, Donna Buffington of Peachtree City; Brenda Riner of Lawrenceville; and Linda Hadden of Adrian; two sisters, Jean Tirey of Pooler; and Betty Riner of Statesboro; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Wayne Scott, Danny Tirey, Scotty Tirey, David Love, Louis Claxton and Travis Hadden. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Coleman, Harold Coleman, Donald Coleman. David Coleman, Bobby Lewis and Curtis Coleman.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary has charge of arrangements.


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