Miscellaneous Tattnall County, Georgia Obituaries

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Regina Flowers
Regina W. Flowers, 54, died Wednesday, November 17, 1999, after a short illness. She was a native of Tattnall County and had lived in Glennville most of her life. She was a former employee of Glen-Alert, and a member of First United Pentecostal Church. She was the widow of Mickey Flowers.

She is survived by two daughters, Lisa Howard of Townsend and Karen Flowers of Waycross; one son, Kenneth Flowers of Glennville; her mother, Leola Davidson of Darien; two sisters, Helje Alford of Darien and Diane W. Sala of New Jersey; four brothers: Terry Tillman and Richard Waher of Jesup; Ron Tillman of Surrency; and Gary Don Waher, Sr., of Reidsville; and five grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Friday, November 19, at 2 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Home Glennville Chapel, with the Rev. Tommy Whaley officiating. Burial was in the Glennville City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Richard Waher, Terry Tillman, Ron Tillman, Kevin Wiggins, Gary Wayne Waher, and Gary Don Waher, Sr.

Cobb Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Gladys Harrell
Gladys Cranford Harrell, 93, died Saturday, November 20, 1999, at Glenvue Nursing Home after an extended illness. The Dodge County native had lived in the Glennville area for the past 75 years. She was a member of Glennville First Baptist Church, where she served as a Sunday School teacher for several years.

She is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law: Gwen and Coolidge Waters of Glennville; Linda and Terrell Futch of Glennville; and Janice and Mance Cason of Morehead, North Carolina; two sons and daughters-in-law, Donald and Elizabeth Harrell and Elton and Patsy Harrell, all of Glennville; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, November 22, at 3 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Home Glennville Chapel, with the Rev. Mance Cason, the Rev. Rick Cason, and the Rev. Reuben Cason officiating. Burial was in the Glennville City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Donald Harrell, Elton Harrell, Jimmy Harrell, William Harrell, Ben Evans, and Al Allen.

Cobb Funeral Home, Glennville Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Bobby H. Salter
Bobby H. Salter, 54, died Saturday, November 20, 1999, after a short illness. He was a native of Tattnall County, and was a heavy equipment operator. He was preceded in death Thursday by his mother, Mrs. Margaret W. Salter.

He is survived by his father, Johnny Hugh Salter of Glennville; one sister, Gail Dinkins of Glennville; and one brother, Ricky Salter of Melbourne, Florida.

Graveside services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 23, at Birdford Baptist Church Cemetery, with Elder William Tidwell officiating. Burial was in Birdford Baptist Church Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Aubrey Durrence; Danny Dinkins, Jr.; Clinton Dasher, Jr.; Dannis Brannen; Jack Weathers; and John Tidwell.

Cobb Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Margaret Salter
Margaret W. Salter, 71, died Thursday, November 18, 1999, at Tattnall Memorial Hospital after a short illness. She was a native of Tattnall County, and was a Baptist. She was retired from Glennville Alert Manufacturing Company.

She is survived by her husband, Johnny H. Salter of Glennville; a daughter and son-in-law, Gail and Danny Dinkins of Glennville; two sons, Bobby Salter of Glennville and Ricky Salter of Melbourne, Florida; one sister, Bernie Wilson of Reidsville; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Sunday, November 21, at 2 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Home Glennville Chapel, with Elder William Tidwell officiating. Burial was in the Glennville City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Billy Purcell, Billy Knight, Quinton Rush, Wilbur Knight, Aubrey Durrence, and Jack Weathers.

Cobb Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

John F. Scales
John F. Scales, 72, of Vidalia died Friday, November 19, 1999, in the Meadows Regional Medical Center of Vidalia after a brief illness. He was the son of James Phillips and Cressa Alpharetta Scales. He was a 1945 graduate of Albany High School, and served in the Navy in 1945 and 1946. He was a retired Field Engineer with the National Cash Register Corporation with over 40 years' service, retiring January 1, 1990. He served on the Salvation Army Advisory Committee. He was a charter member and instrumental in the organization of Grace United Methodist Church of Vidalia, serving as Board Chairman, Finance Chairman, and Conference Delegate and Historian.

He is survived by his wife, Burney Mann Scales of Vidalia; one son, James Steven Scales of Alpharetta; one daughter, Sandra Clark of Hahira; one sister, Peggy Horn of Milton, Florida; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, November 22, at 2 p.m. at the Grace United Methodist Church, with the pastor, the Rev. Bill Reincheld, officiating. Interment was in the Glennville City Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Eddie Gibson, Tom Metzler, Steve Weeks, Jim Morris, Dana Stille, and Tony Williamson.

Honorary pallbearers were Dr. R. H. DeJarnette, Dr. Joey Giles, Curtis McDonald, Wayne Avery, Preston Truett, Kenneth Williamson, Larry Edenfield, Isabelle Bexker, Patricia and Alvin DeForest, Bill and Martha Faw, Terrie Klein, Agnes and H. B. O'Kelley, Jesse Harrell, David and Flora Johnson, Jackie Stephens, Woodrow Merriman, Richard Anderson, A. B. Albritton, Chaester Banks, Otto Beckum, Bill Berryhill, Joe Blaxton, H. A. Brown, Louis Cowart, Mandel Edenfield, Kenneth Flanders, John Hudson, Jesse Inman, Nilly Karmer, Woodrow McIntyre, Roy Mills, W. E. Parker, Jesse Pittman, Norwood Rhodes, Dan Sears, Ben Smith, James Stovall, and Bob White.

Ronnie L. Stewart and Son Funeral Service of Vidalia, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Leon D. Baker
      Leon D. Baker, 45, died Thursday, December 9, 1999, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Evans County. He was a native and lifelong resident of Tattnall County, a poultry farmer, and a Baptist.
      He is survived by his wife, Janet C. Baker of Glennville; one son, Jason Baker of Glennville; two daughters, Leigh Flury and Julie Baker, both of Glennville; his mother, Marcelyn Baker of Glennville; a brother, Larry Baker of Glennville; a sister and brother-in-law, Libby and Carlos Reeves of Glennville; a sister-in-law, Anita Baker of Glennville; and two grandchildren, Ariel Flury and Scott Flury, both of Glennville.
      Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, December 11, at Bay Branch Primitive Baptist Church, with the Rev. W. H. Durrence officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
      Pallbearers were Brian Baker, Steve Swindell, Ricky Anderson, Bryant Flury, Jan Baker, and Tracy Durrence.
      Carter Funeral Chapel of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Hugh Hutcheson
      Hugh (Red) Hutcheson, 68, died Saturday, December 11, 1999, at his residence after a short illness. The Tattnall County native was a retired farmer and a retired school bus driver. He was a member of Little Flock Primitive Baptist Church.
      He is survived by two daughters, Becky Stinson of Collins and Sharon Shuman of Reidsville; one son, Lonnie Hutcheson of Lyons; three sisters: Bay Hutcheson, Edna Dees, and Valdaree Lynn, all of Collins; one brother, Sammy Hutcheson of Collins; and five grandchildren.
      Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 13, at Cobb Funeral Home, Reidsville Chapel, with the Rev. Lester Whitehead officiating. Burial was in the Little Flock Church Cemetery.
      Active pallbearers were Anthony Hutcheson, Gerald Reese, Keith Graffagnino, Steve Reese, Brent Durrence, and Larry Lynn.
      Honorary pallbearers were Kenneth Oliver, Wayne Lynn, Tony Oliver, Rodney Mullin, and Harry Lynn.
      Cobb Funeral Home of Reidsville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Brinton Lynn
      Brinton Lynn, 67, died Friday, December 10, 1999, at Candler General Hospital in Savannah after a long illness. He was a native of Tattnall County and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. He was a farmer.
      He is survived by his wife, Shirley J. Lynn of Glennville; one daughter and son-in-law, Cindy and Tommy Boneschans of Glennville; one son and daughter-in-law, Timmy and Sherri Lynn of Lyons; five sisters: Ora Bell Blocker, Mabell Kicklighter, Leatha Byrum, and Evelyn Lynn, all of Glennville, and Annie Mae Anderson of Tucson, Arizona; two brothers, Earl Lynn and Winton Lynn, both of Glennville; and five grandchildren.
      Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 12, at Cobb Funeral Home in Glennville, with the Rev. Oscar Rowe, Jr., officiating. Burial followed in the Glennville City Cemetery.
      Pallbearers were Max Conner, Greg Hackle, Bill Stovall, Wayne Ray, Fred Thomas, and Gene Bassett.
      Cobb Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Ray Archambeault
      Ray Archambeault, 64, of Cobbtown died Thursday, December 30, 1999, at Candler County Hospital. He was born in Savannah, the son of the late Harvey Lee and Bernice N. Archambeault and moved to Cobbtown from Brunswick in 1969. He was a 1957 graduate of the University of Georgia Pharmacy School where he was a member of the Kappa PSI Fraternity. He owned and operated R.G. Wilkes Drugs in Cobbtown for the past 30 years. He was a charter member of the Civitan Club of Brunswick and a charter member of the Cobbtown Lions Club. He was a past chairman of the Tattnall Development Authority and served on the Tattnall Memorial Hospital Authority Board. He was a member of the Cobbtown United Methodist Church.
      He is survived by his wife, Iva Gene Archambeault of Cobbtown; three sons, Chris Archambeault of Warner Robins, Kirby and Kelly Archambeault, both of Cobbtown; one brother, Larry Archambeault of Napa, California; two grandchildren, Carolyn and Christopher Archambeault, both of Warner Robins.
      Funeral services were held Saturday, January 1, 2000, at 2 p.m. at the Cobbtown United Methodist Church with the Rev. Evelyn Duvall and the Rev. Marvin Poe officiating. Burial took place in the Sunlight Cemetery. 
      Pallbearers were W.R. Salter, Al Robertson, John Johnson, John Cheney, Horace Shoemaker, and Charles Coleman. Honorary pallbearers were past and present employees of Wilkes Drugs and Ray Sundries, Tattnall County Development Board, and Cobbtown Lions Club.
      In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the Cobbtown United Methodist Church.
      Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes, Cobbtown Chapel of Cobbtown, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Ollie McGowan
      Ollie McGowan of Metter, 84, died Saturday, January 1, 2000, at Candler County Hospital. The Emanuel County native lived most of her life in Metter. She was a homemaker and the widow of the late Omer McGowan.
      She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law: William and Dale McGowan, Remer and Ruth McGowan, all of Metter; and Charles and Karen McGowan of Hepzibah; six daughters and sons-in-law: Audrey and Lester Kight, Geneva and Charles Douglas, Brenda and Jerry Collins, and Harriett and Ernest Kight, all of Metter; Alva Jean and Francis Harden of Columbia; Ann and David Jacobs of Statesboro; 22 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.
      Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday, January 3, 2000, at Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes, Kennedy Chapel, in Metter, with Elder Sam Bowen officiating. Pastor Chuck Carswell and the Rev. Gene Sego assisted. Burial was in the Rosemary Cemetery.
      Pallbearers were grandsons: Ricky Kight, Nathan McGowan, Keith McGowan, Jason Douglas, Michael Kight, Brian Kight, Paul McGowan, Jerry Kight, Wes Douglas, Carlos Cason, and Jeffrey Cason.
      Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes, Kennedy Chapel, of Metter, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Alice Meeks
      Alice Irene Sasser Meeks of Nicholls, Georgia, 88, died Wednesday, December 29, 1999, at the Candler Hospital in Savannah, Georgia, following an extended illness.
      Mrs. Meeks, a native of Early County, Georgia, was born March 8, 1911, and was the daughter of the late Daniel Wright and Thena Powell Sasser. She was the widow of the late Bervin Edivan Meeks and a retired Registered Nurse. Her church membership was at the Nicholls Baptist Church.
      She is survived by two daughters, Pat Boney of Claxton and Judy Davis of Glennville; one sister, Louise Pickron of Orlando, Florida; four grandchildren: Jeffrey Boney of Savannah, Michael Boney of Claxton, Jenny Bloser of Warner Robins, and Penny Davis of Centerville; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
      Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 1, 2000, at the Nicholls Baptist Church in Nicholls, Georgia, with the Rev. Jerry Campbell, the Rev. Travis McDonald, and the Rev. Jim Faircloth officiating. Special music was provided by the congregation as they sang, "How Great Thou Art," with Susan Waters accompanying at the piano, and granddaughter Jenny Bloser sang "Amazing Grace" acappella. 
      Interment followed at the Meeks Cemetery.
      Active pallbearers were Bill Bloser, Dwight Davis, Jeff Boney, Michael Boney, J. V. Lee, and David Davis.
      Honorary pallbearers were deacons of the Nicholls Baptist Church.
      Sims Funeral Home of Douglas, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Ora Mae Mitchell
      Ora Mae Mitchell, 91, died December 31, 1999, at the Claxton Nursing Home after a long illness. She was a native of Tattnall County but had lived most of her life in Evans County. She was a member of Emmaus Primitive Baptist Church.
      She is survived by three sons: Herman Mitchell and wife, Margaret, of Clearwater, Florida; Alton Mitchell and wife, Areta, of Ft. Worth, Texas; and David Mitchell and wife, Jane, of Savannah; two daughters, Marilyn Jones and husband, Talmadge, of Reidsville, and Deloris Warren and husband, J. P., of Pensacola, Florida; one daughter-in-law, Geneva Mitchell, wife of the late Estus Mitchell, of Savannah; two brothers, Harry Anderson of Bellville and Jim Anderson of Manassas; three sisters, Janie Boyette, Olga Lee Thompson, and Hilda Thomas of Savannah; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
      Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, January 3, 2000, at J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home Chapel, with Elder Jack Anderson and Elder Harris Cribbs officiating. Burial was in the Old Anderson Cemetery.
      J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home of Claxton, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Clide Lee Morris
      Clide Lee Morris, 90, died Tuesday, January 4, 2000, at Savannah Square in Savannah, Georgia, after an extended illness. The North Carolina native was a previous resident of Glennville and Pine Harbor. He was a member of Morgan's Chapel Methodist Church and was retired from the tobacco industry.
      He is survived by his wife, Martha Snipes Morris of Glennville; one daughter, Denise Smith of Beaufort, South Carolina; four sons and daughters-in-law: Clifford and Jane Randall of Reidsville, Allen and Valarie Randall and Wayne and Kathy Randall of Claxton, and Darrie and Sharlene Randall of Glennville; two sisters, Edna Barker of Greensboro, North Carolina, and Elsie Dickerson of Oxford, North Carolina; one brother, Dr. J. B. Morris of Durham, North Carolina; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
      Funeral services were held at 3 p.m on Wednesday, January 5, at Cobb Funeral Home, Glennville Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Charles D. Strickland. Burial was in the Glennville City Cemetery.
      Pallbearers were Travis Randall, Jarad Randall, Al Randall, Foy Randall, Clayton Randall, and Brian Durrence.
      Cobb Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Morgan Powell
      Morgan Cecil Powell, 89, died Monday, January 3, 2000, at Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia, Georgia, after a long illness. He was a native and a lifelong resident of Tattnall County. He was a retired farmer, a U. S. Army veteran, and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
      He is survived by his wife, Iona Powell of Glennville; three sons: Johnny C. Powell of Glennville, Jimmie E. Powell of Honea Path, South Carolina, and Tommie G. Powell of Eustis, Florida; two half sisters, Thelma Powell of Pembroke and LaNell H. Tilton of Savannah; one half brother, Ellis Huggins of Pembroke; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
      Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 6, at Carter Funeral Chapel in Glennville, conducted by the Rev. Wilford Harden and the Rev. Jimmy Bargeron. Burial will be in the Glennville City Cemetery.
      Pallbearers are Johnny D. Powell; Douglas J. Arlt; Tommie G. Powell, Jr.; Shannon J. Powell; Michael T. Powell; and Jerry Powell.
      Carter Funeral Chapel of Glennville, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements.

 

Coy Wells
      Coy Lee Wells, 79, died Friday, December 31, 1999, at Candler Hospital in Savannah after an extended illness. The Knox County, Tennessee, native had lived in Glennville since 1941. He was the owner of Tattnall Roofing of Glennville, a World War II Army veteran, and a member of Watermelon Creek Baptist Church.
      He is survived by three daughters: Cathy W. Sapp and Judy W. Griffis, both of Glennville; and Susan W. Waters of Savannah; one son, Edward Wells of Glennville; ten grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
      Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, January 2, 2000, at Carter Funeral Chapel in Glennville, conducted by the Rev. Tommy Ray and the Rev. Wilton Ray. Burial was in the Watermelon Creek Church Cemetery.
      Pallbearers were Charlie Wells, Talmadge Ray, Ricky Ray, David Dubberly, Wade Ray, and Gunter Koenigstein.
      Carter Funeral Chapel of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.


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