Miscellaneous Emanuel County, Georgia Obituaries

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Willard Bevels

SWAINSBORO-Graveside service for Williard Bevels was held Friday, Nov. 23, 2001 at 2 p.m. from Swainsboro City Cemetery. The Rev. Ira Whitaker officiated. 
He died Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Swainsboro Nursing Home after an extended illness.
Mr. Bevels was born in Rockmart. 
Survivors include his guardians, Franklin and Yvonne Archer of Swainsboro.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary had charge of arrangements.
 
 
 

Willie Albert Wilson, 41

VIDALIA- Funeral for Willie Albert Wilson, 41, was held Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001 at 1 p.m. from St. Mary's Missionary Baptist Church of Ailey. The Rev. Fred Ricks officiated. Burial was in St. Mary's Cemetery.
He was the son of Louise Wilson and Willie Cummings.
Survivors include his wife, Sharon R. Wilson; son, Nicholas Phillips of Vidalia; step-son, Jamichael Kirkland of Swainsboro; sisters, Alberta Wilson of Swainsboro, Annete Wiggs of Vidalia; Sandy Ferguson of Atlanta, Brenda Snell of Vidalia, Nichole and Denise Cummings of Waynesboro; brothers, Jerry Wilson of Vidalia, Keith Wilson of Vidalia, Kelsey Stevenson of Atlanta, Tyrone Chad and Irving Cummings of Mount Vernon, Tony Cummings of Waynesboro; and many other family members.
Pallbearers were Tyrone Carswell, Telly Worthen, Tony Worthen, Percy "Boo" Williams, Willie J. Calloway and Eddie Bryant.
Smalley-Brown Funeral Home of Vidalia had charge of arrangements.
 

George Matuch Jr., 81

TOCCOA-George Matuch Jr., 81, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001 at Stephens County Hospital.
Born in Czechoslovakia, he came to the United States in 1928 and lived in Toccoa for the past 22 years. He was a member of the elite Flying Cadets of the Army Air Corps and became a flight instructor before being sent to North Africa as a P40 fighter pilot. He was shot down by ground fire in 1943 and was a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft III. He was awarded the Air Medal, Oak Leaf Cluster, the Purple Heartand the POW Medal. After the war he earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and became employed with Syder Brothers, Toccoa, for 22 years. 
He was the son of the late George Sr. and Anna Mihajlo Matuch. He was preceded in death by a brother, Steve Matuch.
Survivor is his wife, Althea Durden Matuch of Adrian. 
A memorial service will be held at a later date at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville.
Acree-Davis Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
 
 

Max E. Farthing, 75

TWIN CITY-Funeral for Mr. Max E. Farthing, 75, was held Saturday, Nov. 24, 2001 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home. Frank Weigl officiated. Burial followed in the Joyner Cemetery. 
He died Wednesday, Nov. 21 at Emanuel Medical Center.
A native of Emanuel County, Mr. Farthing was retired as a steel fabricator and was a U.S. Army Veteran of WWII. 
Survivors include his wife, Julia Farthing of Twin City; four sons, Michael A. Farthing of Kite, Dana Farthing of Swainsboro, Stanley Farthing of Twin City, and Craig Farthing of Wrightsville; one brother, Darwin E. Farthing of Savannah; one sister Wylone Greenway of Ft. Pierce, Fl.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Kip Farthing, Mac Farrell, Emmett Joyner Jr., John Lane, Terry Lane and Trent Boulineau.
Tomlinson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. 

Charlie F. Sconyers, 75

SWAINSBORO-Funeral for Mr. Charlie F. Sconyers, 75, was held Monday, Nov. 26, 2001 at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary. The Rev. Randall Ray and the Rev. Don Proctor officiated and the Rev. Jack McCullough with the committal. Entombment was in the Eastbrook cemetery. The Rev. Jack McCullough officiated. 
He died Friday, Nov. 23 at the University Hospital in Augusta after a brief illness.
A native of Emanuel County, Mr. Sconyers was a U.S. Army veteran and retired from the Georgia National Guard. He was a member of the Calvary Methodist Church of Swainsboro, a member of the Swainsboro Masonic Lodge #244, a member of the Alee Temple of Savannah and served as past president of the Swainsboro Shrine Club. He was retired owner and operator of Sconyers Motors for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Townsend Sconyers of Swainsboro and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Julian Sconyers, Harry Dean Wiggins, Shot Strange, Sid Shepherd, Loren Gary, Homer Moxley, Otis Smith and Charles Mason.
Honorary pallbearers were men of Calvary United Methodist Church.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary had charge of arrangements.
 

Thomas David Scott Sr., 76 

SWAINSBORO-Funeral for Thomas David Scott Sr., 76, was held Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001 at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist Church of Swainsboro. Dr. Bob Blankenship officiated. Burial was in Swainsboro City Cemetery.
He died Thursday, Nov. 15 at St. Joseph Hospital in Savannah after a brief illness.
A native of Emanuel County, Mr. Scott was the retired owner and operator of David Scotts' Garage. He was a WWII Army veteran, member of Swainsboro First Baptist Church and a retired member of the Swainsboro Volunteer Fire Department where he was a former acting chief.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Riner Scott of Swainsboro; three sons, Thomas David Scott Jr. of Lilburn, James Emmitt Scott of Adairsville and Jonathan Ivey Scott of Swainsboro; one sister, Cuba Scott Parker of Ft. Lauderdale, Fl.; and two grandsons.
Pallbearers were Freddie McVey, Wendell Powell, Eddie Andrews, Mike Fagler, Rev. Reginald Blakewood, Jerry Cadle, Richard McNeely and John Moore.
Honorary pallbearers were Swainsboro Fire Department and Volunteers, Bonnie Ogburn, Wyatt Rich, Jay Youngblood, Frank Nasworthy Sr., Dr. Gerald Holsonback, Charles McDaniel, Charles Drake, Tyson Stephens, Al Thomas and Bill Rountree. 
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary had charge of arrangements. 

Joseph 'Buddy' Coney, 69

SWAINSBORO-Funeral for Mr. Joseph "Buddy" Coney, 69, was held Monday, Nov. 26, 2001 at 1 p.m. from Smith Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. Gilbert Dean officiated. Burial was in Swainsboro City Cemetery.
He died Tuesday, Nov. 21 after an extended illness.
A native of Laurens County, Mr. Coney lived much of his life in Detroit, Mich. before moving to Swainsboro. He was preceded in death by his parents, B.C. and Cleola Coney; two brothers, Austin Wright of Detroit, Mich. and Lee Coney of Dublin; one sister, Mary lee Linder of Dublin and his wife, Mary Alice Coney of Detroit, Mich.
Survivors include two children, Stephen and LaTonya Coney of Detroit, Mich.; one sister, Bessie Doyle of Swainsboro; two brothers, George Coney of Detroit, Mich. and Mack Coney of Chicago, IL.; two grandchildren and many other family members.
Mosley's Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 

Laverna S. Mitchell, 86

CLAXTON-Funeral for Laverna S. Mitchell, 86, was held Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2001 at 2 p.m. from the Chapel of J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home. Burial was in Ephesus Church Cemetery.
She died Saturday, Nov. 24 at hospice Savannah, Inc., after a long illness.
A native of Evans County she was a member of Ephesus Church and was retired from St. Joesph's Hospital where she was employed as a nurse's assistant. She was the wife of the late Ralph A. Mitchell.
Survivors include four sons, Billy A. Mitchell of Savannah, Freddie L. Mitchell of Richmond Hill, Leon Mitchell and Cleon Mitchell both of Swainsboro; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. 


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