Miscellaneous Emanuel County, Georgia Obituaries

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Charles "Ed" Seals, 66
WARNER ROBINS-Funeral for Charles "Ed" Seals, 66 was held Monday August 5 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of McCullough Funeral Home in Warner Robins. Burial followed in Perry Memorial Gardens. 
He died Saturday, August 3, at Perry Hospital.
Mr. Seals was born the son of Estus and Geneva Seals in Laurens County. He was retired from American General where he had been an Insurance Sales Manager. He was a member of Andrew United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Seals of Perry; a daughter, Marsha S. Cumbass of Douglas; a son, Danny J. Seals of Perry; and several grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
McCullough Funeral Home has charge of arrangements. 

Joni Marie O'Shaughnessy, 43
TYBEE ISLAND--Funeral for Joni Marie O'Shaughnessy, 43, was held Monday, Aug. 5, 2002 at 5 p.m. at Twin City Cemetery.
She died Thursday. Aug. 1, 2002 at her home.
Mrs. O' Shaughnessy was born in Savannah and was the daughter of Rebecca Lee Hodges Crawford and the late Philip Leon Burgess.
Survivors include her husband, Dr. C. Owen O'Shaughnessy of Tybee Island; her mother and stepfather, Rebecca Lee Hodges Crawford and Zachary Crawford of Twin City; two sisters, Keturah Lee Hawkins of Summerville, S.C. and Bonnie Celeste Shumpert of Charleston, S.C.; one brother, Philip Walter Burgess of Savannah; her grandmother, Keturah Hodges of Richmond Hill; two nieces; three nephews; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins. In addition to her father, Joni was preceded in death by her grandparents, Walter Milton Burgess, Mamie Burgess and Rufus L. Hodges. 
Sipple Mortuary and Crematory Funeral Directors had charge of arrangements.

Samuel Matthias 'Sam' Clark, 85
LOUISVILLE--Funeral for Samuel Matthias "Sam" Clark, 85, was held Sunday, Aug. 4, 2002, at 2 p.m. from Louisville United Methodist Church. The Pastor Rev. Danny Treadway and former Pastor Rev. Emory Gilbert officiated. Interment will follow in the Louisville City Cemetery. 
He died Thursday, Aug. 1, 2002 at Jefferson County Hospital. 
A Louisville native, Mr. Clark was the son of the late James William and Mary Dixon Little Clark, also Louisville natives. He attended Louisville public schools and enlisted in the U.S. Army just prior to the beginning of World War II and served an extensive tour of duty in the Pacific Theater. He attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning in Columbus and was stationed for a short time at Camp Wheeler in Macon, but spent most of his tour in the Pacific where he was stationed at Oahu, Hawaii and saw extensive action in the Marshall Islands, Einewetok, Saipan and Okinawa. He was discharged as a First Lieutenant in 1945, after receiving two Purple Hearts for valor. 
Mr. Clark established and operated Clark Hardware in Louisville in 1959 and retired from that business in 1979. Prior to that, he had been an implement salesman for Whigham an Beall in Louisville. 
He was a lifelong member of the Louisville United Methodist Church, where he was a member of the Barwick Sunday School Class and a former member of the church board. He was a former member of the Jefferson County School Board and a former member of the Louisville V.F.W. Post. 
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Eugenia "Gene" Lee Launius Clark, formerly of Monroe; three sons Samuel "Sam" M. Clark, Jr. of Louisville; J. Dennie Clark of Martinez; E. Lee Clark of Martinez; one sister Mrs. Robert Casper Walker of Tifton; one brother Frank Fleming Clark of Glendale Nursing Home in Wadley; and eight grandchildren. 
Pallbearers were Roy Hayes, John Willard Davis, Joe Cox, Dr. J.B. Polhill, Clark Hiebert and Harry Gilmore, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Barwick Sunday School Class. 
Southern Heritage Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. 

Lou Rhoden Quarles, 85
TWIN CITY--Funeral for Lou Rhoden Quarles was held Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at 11 a.m. at the Twin City First Baptist Church. Elder Tommy Rountree, Reverend Gene Sego and Reverend Franklin Sasser officiated. Burial was at 4 p.m. Monday at the Eastview Cemetery in Edgefield South Carolina with Reverend Franklin Sasser officiating.
She died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at the Twin View Nursing Home in Twin City after an extended illness.
Mrs. Quarles was a native of Newberry, SC and was retired from Twin City Manufacturing Co. where she was one of the co-founders and served in management until her retirement in 1977. She was a member of the Twin City First Baptist Church where she served as Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School teacher and President of the WMU. She was also a member of the Eastern Star 231.
Survivors include her husband J. Howard Quarles of Twin City and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Johnny Whetsell, Dal Durden, Bill Mathis, Loy D. Cowart, Jr., G.W. Johnson and Thomas Simmons.
Peebles-Curry-Durden of Swainsboro had charge of arrangements.

Eugene Riddles, 55
SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Eugene Riddles, 55, will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at 3 p.m. from the St. Philip Baptist Church. Pastor James Love and the Rev. John Harmon officiating. Interment will follow at Swainsboro City Cemetery. 
He died Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, at Emanuel Medical Center after a brief illness. 
He was a native of Emanuel County where he attended the public schools and was a member of St. Philip Baptist Church of Swainsboro. He was a member of New Hope Masonic Lodge #115, and was employed with Electrolux Home Products Corporation for over 20 years. 
Survivors include one daughter, Kenyotta Riddles; two sons, Kowalski Brooks and Tyquan Wright; one adopted son, Mark Turner all of Swainsboro; three sisters. Jennie Phillips, Minnie Washington, both of Swainsboro and Mrs. Betty Jean Durden of Miami, Fla.; two aunts; four grandsons; one granddaughter; many nieces; nephews and other relatives and friends. 
Reno Tapley Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 

William M. Black, 57
BARTOW--Funeral for William M. Black, 57, was held Sunday, Aug. 11, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home Chapel. The Reverend Vida Mae Josey officiated. Burial followed in the Wadley City Cemetery.
He died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at his residence.
Mr. Black was a native of Jefferson County and was retired from the Wayne Battle Lumber Company. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Adell Black of Bartow; three daughters, Dorris Realy of St. Marys, Sandra Meeks of Wrens, and Barbara Tapley of Kite; two sons, William Black, Jr. of Louisville and Scott Black of Bartow; four brothers, Sampson Black of Bartow, Wiley Black of Toomsboro, Julian Black of Hazelhurst, and Roy Black of Swainsboro; one sister, Marian York of Wadley, and seventeen grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Garffie N. Wilson, 78
SWAINSBORO- Funeral for Garffie N. Wilson, 78, was held Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002 at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home. The Reverend Louis Pearce officiated.
He died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at Emanuel Medical Center.
Mr. Wilson was a native and lifelong resident of Emanuel County. He was of the Baptist faith. 
He is survived by one brother, J.B. Wilson of Dade City, Fla., and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Tomlinson Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Alfred F. "Bumpy" Coleman, 83
MACON--Funeral for Alfred F. "Bumpy" Coleman, 83, was held Thursday, Aug. 8, 2002, at 10 a.m. from the Chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary. Scott Hudson officiated. Interment followed at Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. 
He died Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2002, at the Washington County Regional Medical Center in Sandersville after a brief illness. 
A native of Emanuel County, he was a WWII Army veteran and retired from Warner Robins Air Force Base as a painter. He was a Mason, a member of Bellevue Baptist Church and was husband of the late Nell Giddens Coleman. 
Survivors include one nephew, J.C. Coleman of Swainsboro.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 

Olive Esther Donaldson, 90
GARFIELD--Funeral for Olive Esther Donaldson, 90, was held Friday, Aug. 9, 2002, at 11 a.m. from the Chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary. Elder Tommy Rountree officiated. Burial followed at Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetary near Twin City. 
She died Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2002, at the Candler County Hospital in Metter after an extended illness. 
A native of North Apollo, Penn. She was a homemaker and a Baptist. 
Survivors include her husband, Vernon T. Donaldson of Garfield; one daugher, Lois Donaldson of Garfiled; one sister, Dorothy Deemer of North Apollo, Penn.; two granddaughters and eight great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers were Jason Edenfield, Joshua Black, Jonathan Black, Zachary Hutto, Lamar Hutto and Stephen Rountree. 
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 

John D. "J.D." Williamson, 64
OAK PARK--Funeral for John D. "J.D." Williamson, Jr., 64, was held Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at 2 p.m. at the Ronnie L. Stewart Family Funeral Service Chapel in Vidalia. Reverend Walter Jarriel and Reverend Steve Bryant officiated. Burial followed in the New Hope Cemetery in Emanuel County.
He died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2002, at his residence after an extended illness.
Mr. Williamson was a native and lifelong resident of Oak Park.
Survivors include two brothers, Harold Williamson and Jerry W. Williamson of Oak Park; four sisters, Margaret Powell, Betty Wilson and Ora Beasley all of Oak Park and Cora Gardner of Fremont, Michigan; and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Gary Beasley, Greg Powell, Tommy Williamson, Dean Foskey, Larry Wilson, Luke Corbin and Randy Wilson.
Ronnie L. Stewart Family Funeral Service of Vidalia had charge of arrangements. 

Lois Harper Donnelly, 87 
SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Lois Harper Donnelly, 87, will be held Thursday, Aug. 15, 2002, at 10 a.m. from the First Baptist Church. The Rev. Don Woeltjen and Dr. Bob Blankenship officiating. Interment will follow at Hebron Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Garfield. 
She died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2002, at the Emanuel Medical Center after a brief illness. 
A native of Emanuel County, Mrs. Donnelly was retired from Jockey International in Millen and was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was also a member of the WMU, the Happy Rovers and the Faithful Workers Sunday School Class. 
Survivors include one daughter, Patricia Smith of Swainsboro; one son, Paul Donnelly of Pooler; two sister-in-laws; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. 
Pallbearers will be Dr. Bobby Sasser, Kinny Dorsey, John Claxton, Denny Riner, Kenny Johnson and Dorsey Boatright. 
Honorary escorts will be members of the Faithful Workers Sunday School Class and residents of the Presbyterian Apartments. 
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 

Curtis J. Armstrong, 85
SWAINSBORO--Funeral for Curtis J. Armstrong, 85, will be held Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2002, at 11 a.m. in the Chapel of Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary with Reverend Jamie Archer and Joe Bedgood officiating. Burial will be in Lamb Cemetery near Swainsboro.
He died Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at the Johnson County Nursing Home in Scott after an extended illness.
A native of Emanuel County, Mr. Armstrong was a logger and retired from the Swainsboro Police Department. He was a member of the Hebron Baptist Church near Swainsboro.
Survivors include his wife, Gladys Armstrong of Swainsboro; two daughters, Jo Ann Cannon and Hazel Douglas of Swainsboro; one son Curtis K. Armstrong, Sr. of Swainsboro; three stepsons, Don Bedgood and Billy Wayne Bedgood of Swainsboro and Jerry Bedgood of Adrian; 24 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers are Richard Holder, Randall Holder, Chris Holder, Ronald Wiggins, Danny Peebles, B.J. Bedgood, Phillip Bedgood and Jason Edenfield.
Honorary pallbearers are members of the Swainsboro Police Department.
Peebles-Curry-Durden Mortuary has charge of arrangements. 


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