Miscellaneous Emanuel County, Georgia Obituaries

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George F. Somerville, 51

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for George F. Somerville, 51, was held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, from Victor Temple. Burial was in Swainsboro City Cemetery.
He died Thursday, Sept. 6, from injuries received in an automobile accident.
Mr. Somerville was a member of Victory Temple, Swainsboro.
Survivors include his wife, Mary G. Somerville of Swainsboro; four daughters, Evette Somerville, Tina Somerville, Alicia Jordan and Melissa Green, all of Swainsboro; three sons, George Somerville Jr. and Kenneth Jordan, both of Swainsboro, and Earnie Miles of Baltimore.
Mosley's Funeral Home of Swainsboro had charge of arrangements.

Joseph Dillon Braswell, 90

ADRIAN--Funeral for Joseph Dillon Braswell, 90, was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, from Kea's United Methodist Church. The Rev. Tommy Veal and the Rev. Earl Warnock officiated. Burial was in Braswell Cemetery in Emanuel County.
He died Thursday, Sept. 13.
A lifelong resident of Emanuel County. Mr. Braswell was the son of the late Joseph Hinton Braswell and the late Eva Sumner Braswell. He was the widower of Annie Lois Fort Braswell. Mr. Braswell was a farmer and attended Kea's United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his daughter, Faye Haywood of Wilmington, N.C.; three sons, Gene Braswell of Adrian, David Braswell of Huntsville, Ala., and Phillip Braswell of Swainsboro; a sister, Nina Waites of Dallas, Texas; a brother, Donald Braswell of Swainsboro; and five grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Wendy Hagins, Don Braswell, Ned Braswell, Fred Braswell, Gibson Way and Hugh Braswell.
Sammons Funeral Home of Soperton had charge of arrangements.
 

Mrs. Diane Bennett Gunn, 42

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Mrs. Diane Bennett Gunn, 42, was held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, from Ebenezer United Methodist Church. The Rev. Clarence Thompson officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
She died Friday. Sept. 14, in Emanuel Medical Center following an extended illness.
A life long resident of Emanuel County, Mrs. Gunn was the daughter of the late Leonard Bennett Sr. She was of the Baptist faith and attended Ebenezer United Methodist Church. She was a secretary for Ohoopee Oil Company and was a 1977 graduate of Swainsboro High School.
Survivors include her husband, Bobby Gunn of Swainsboro; a daughter, Alison Gunn of Swainsboro; her mother, Nell Sumner Bennett of Nunez; three sisters, Annette Odom and Judy Garrett of Swainsboro and Susie Watson of Nunez; a brother, Leonard Bennett Jr. of Nunez; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were George (Jr. Brinson), Lee Page, Michael Gunn, Earl Knight, Lionel Odom and Greg Bennett. Honorary pallbearers were Johnny Fagler, James Mason, Dewitt Cullars, Jerry Fagler and employees of Ohoopee Oil Company.
Southern Heritage Funeral Home of Swainsboro had charge of arrangements.

Elton Henry Lamb, 95

ELLABELL--Funeral for Elton Henry Lamb, 95, was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, from Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home, Effingham Chapel. Burial was in Union Cemetery.
He died Friday, Sept. 14, in Southeast Georgia Health Care System in Brunswick.
A native of Emanuel County, Mr. Lamb had retired from Great Dane Trailers. He formerly worked as a janitor at Rincon Elementary School and was a bus driver for Effingham County Board of Education. Mr. Lamb was a member of Black Creek Holy Church of God.
Survivors include three daughters, Annie Ruth McLin Sparks of Savannah and Milton, Fla., Nell Rowe of Savannah and Belle McLamb of Pembroke; a son, the Rev. James Lamb of Brunswick; a sister, Mary Daley of Pooler; 14 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.
Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Robert W. Scott Jr., 72

SWAINSBORO--Graveside service for Robert W. Scott Jr., 72, was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, from Swainsboro City Cemetery. The Rev. Ray Jenkins officiated.
He died Monday, Sept. 17, at his residence.
A native of Emanuel County, Mr. Scott was a U.S. Army veteran and had retired as a civil engineer. He had also retired from L&S Car Care in Swainsboro. Mr. Scott was the son of the late Robert W. and Gertie Sullivan Scott Sr. and was the brother of the late Cecil Scott, Bernard "Shorty" Scott and Harry Scott.
Survivors include a sister, Sarah S. Lamb of Swainsboro; a brother, Wayne S. Scott of Scott and several nieces and nephews.
Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Caldwell, Harold Knowlton, Bill Hendley, Randall Woods, Pete Rountree, Woody Nasworthy, Gerald Woodell, Gerald Marsh, Roy Kilpatrick, Wilbur Stephens and Ricky Gilmer.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary of Swainsboro had charge of arrangements.

Joel Webb, 55

DANVILLE--Funeral for Joel Webb, 55, was held at 11 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17, 2001, from Sardis Primitive Baptist Church near Kite. Elder Woodrow Beasley officiated. Burial was in Sardis Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
He died Saturday, Sept. 15, in Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon, following an extended illness.
A native of Emanuel County, Mr. Webb was employed in quality control by Biljo, Inc., in East Dublin. He was a Primitive Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Sue Carrier Webb of Danville; a daughter, Joanne Cox of Swainsboro; two sons, Scott Justin Webb of Danville and Joel Steven Webb of Waycross; a sister, Nell Webb Morrison of Swainsboro; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jody Martin, Johnny Cox, Clyde Carrier, Richie Carrier, Ashley Meeks and Brandon McNure.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary of Swainsboro had charge of arrangements.

Apostle Romles Pierce, 33

TWIN CITY--Funeral for Apostle Romles Pierce, 33, was held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, from Emanuel County Institute Auditorium. Burial was in Kirkland Cemetery, Midville.
He died Saturday, Sept. 8, in Emanuel Medical Center, Swainsboro.
A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Apostle Pierce was a minister and founder of Outreach Ministry. He was a member of Pierce Grove Baptist Church in Louisville and had pastored Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Sardis and Thankful Baptist Church in Stillmore. He attended school in Twin City and was an Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Pierce of Twin City; two daughters, LaToya Johnson and Raven Pierce, both of Twin City; a son, Joshua Pierce of Twin City; his mother, Mary Pierce of Twin City; his father, the Rev. Willie Pierce of Twin City; five sisters, Jerry Pierce Young of Twin City, Rosetta Brown of Rex, Shirley Dawson of Newark, N.J., Williease Pierce of Brooklyn and Mary Ann Goldwire of Savannah; and seven brothers, Lee Pierce of Kuwait, Howard Pierce of Korea, Willie Pierce Jr. of Alabama, Bishop Allen Pierce of Portal, the Rev. Teddy Pierce, Larry Pierce and Benjamin Pierce, all of Twin City.
Pallbearers were Elmore McQuarter, Bruce Sutton, Michael Stokes, Churck Johnson, Perry Fann and Alvin Swans, Honorary pallbearers were Steven Morgan, Larty Lott, Sammy Coppock, Tom Piercd, Leroy Thomas, Eddie Freeman, Jerry Milton and Otis Fann.
Mosley's Funeral Home of Swainsboro had charge of arrangements.

N.H. Lynch

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for N.H. Lynch was held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2001, from the Trinity Baptist Church. Burial was in the Swainsboro City Cemetery.
He died Wednesday, Sept. 12, in Emanuel Medical Center.
Born and educated in Candler County, Mr. Lynch was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, Swainsboro.
Survivors include three daughters, Ann Meekins and Sylvia Holmes, both of Swainsboro and Martha Peebles of Brunswick; four sons, Melvin Jackson, Lamar Franklin and Jocephus, all of Swainsboro and Henry Franklin of Atlanta; his mother, Lean Smith of Swainsboro; two sisters, Marie Bell and Barbara Green, both of Swainsboro; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Reno Tapley Mortuary of Swainsboro had charge of arrangements.
 

William Ottis Grice, 90

Metter--Funeral for William Ottis Grice, 90, will be held at 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2001, from Excelsior Baptist Church. The Rev. Miles Phillips, the Rev. Jimmy Dupree and the Rev. Terry Doyle will officiate. Burial will be in Lake Cemetery.
He died Monday, Sept. 17, in Candler County Hospital.
A native of Evans County, Mr. Grice moved to Candler County in 1952. He was a retired farmer and an Air Force veteran of World War II. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, served on the board of directors for Farm Bureau and had been a deacon of Excelsior Baptist Church since 1957. He was a Sunday school teacher of the Adult Class for 40 years.
Survivors include his wife, Christine Dowd Grice of Metter; two sons, Larry Grice of Portal and Paul Dowd of Statesboro; five daughters, Willene Brown, Pat Dekle and Clara Monroe, all of Metter, Ernestine Parsons of Clermont, Fla., and Terri Bell of Twin City; a brother, Herschel Grice of Claxton; a sister, Lillie Blocker of Brunswick; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Frances Wilson Grice and a grandson, Steve Monroe.
Pallbearers will be Jeff Brown, Chris Brown, Chad Dekle, Eric Kirkland, Patrick Monroe and Brandon Bell.
Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

Joe Brown Moore, 91

SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Joe Brown Moore, 91, was held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2001, from Swainsboro Church of God. The Rev. Terry Chaney and the Rev. Kelmer Durden officiated. Burial was in Swainsboro City Cemetery. He died Thursday afternoon, Sept. 13, in Swainsboro Nursing Home.
A native of Emanuel County, Mr. Moore was a paint contractor and a member of Swainsboro Church of God.
Survivors include his wife, Florence Moore of Swainsboro; four daughters, Judy Webb of Macon, Trudy Boyette of Millen, Patricia Kirkland of Trenton, S.C., and Connie Rice of Athens; two sons, Henry Moore of Vidalia and Buford Moore of Macon; a brother, J.D. Moore of Swainsboro; 14 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were grandsons and great-grandsons.
Tomlinson Funeral Home of Swainsboro had charge of arrangements.

Needham George Smith Sr., 68

OAK PARK--Memorial service for Needham George Smith Sr., 68, will held at a later date in Many, La.
He died Friday morning, Sept. 14, 2001, in Emanuel Medical Center, Swainsboro.
Born in Mt. Vernon, Mr. Smith had lived in Emanuel County since 1983. He was a retired commercial truck driver and an Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy Lynne Smith of Oak Park; a daughter, Kathy Powell of Oak Park; five sons, Arthur Blackwell of Allendale, S.C., Needham G. Smith Jr. and Victor L. Smith of Swainsboro, Rand Randy Smith and Glenn Smith, both of Oak Park; a brother, Robert Smith of Loganville; two sisters, Lavonia Black of Summerville, S.C., and Margaret Jones of Lake Wales, Fla.; five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.
Tomlinson Funeral Home of Swainsboro had charge of arrangements.


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