Miscellaneous Tattnall County, Georgia Obituaries

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Edward Reddish 
         Edward Reddish, 78, died Wednesday, June 20, 2001, at home. He was a lifelong resident of Long County. He was a former electrician, and was a retired mechanic with the U. S. Civil Service. He was a Baptist.
         He is survived by three sons: Gene Reddish, Hugh Reddish, and Charles Reddish, all of Ludowici, Georgia; two daughters, Norma Howell and Henrietta Hudson, both of Valdosta, Georgia; two brothers, Slater Reddish of Pensacola, Florida, and Luther Reddish of Ludowici; 16 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
         Funeral services were held Saturday, June 23, at 3 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Home, Glennville Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Oscar Rowe, Jr., and the Rev. Irvin Poole. Interment followed in Pigot Branch Baptist Church Cemetery.
         Active pallbearers were Buck Reddish, Mike Reddish, Jay Blocker, Robert Long, Richard Long, and Junior Clark.
         Honorary pallbearers were Derrell Reddish, Garnold Blocker, Wright Blocker, H. D. Bowen, L. C. Blocker, C. J. Sikes, Thurman Johnson, Cecil Long, and Harold Manning.
         Cobb Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Carl J. Bowen 
         Carl J. Bowen, 47, died Monday, June 25, 2001. He was a native of Atlanta and moved to Glennville in 1972. He attended West Georgia College and was a retired Fort Stewart Civil Service worker. He was a Baptist.
         Survivors are his mother, Thelma Groover Bowen of Glennville; a son, Kristopher J. Bowen of Augusta; two step-daughters, Dusty Smith Wallace of Metter and Jami Smith of Claxton; and a sister, Jane B. Brinckerhoff of Windermere, Florida.
         Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 27, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Home, Glennville Chapel.
         Graveside services will be held Thursday, June 28, at 3 p.m. at Westview Cemetery in Atlanta.
         In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to Symrna Baptist Church Building Fund or a charity of your choice.
         Cobb Funeral Home, Glennville Chapel, is in charge of arrangements. 

Marion Blankinship 
         Marion Tootle Blankinship, 88, a Tattnall County native and a long-time Reidsville resident, died Tuesday, June 26, 2001, at The Hospice Atlanta Center in Atlanta, Georgia, following a two-year battle with cancer. She had been a resident of Delmar Gardens Retirement Community, Smyrna, Georgia, since 1985, serving for many years as a member of the Resident Council and the community's goodwill ambassador.
         She entered Georgia Teachers' College, now Georgia Southern University (GSU), just as the Great Depression began. She started her career as a classroom teacher approximately 12 months later. She continued her education and was a 1953 GSU graduate. She retired in 1977, having taught history and social studies in Tattnall, Liberty, and Evans County Schools for 43 years. 
         During the many years she lived in Reidsville, she was a faithful and active member of the Reidsville United Methodist Church. She served as a member of the Administrative Board, Assistant Sunday School Superintendent, officer and member of the Wesleyan Service Guild, the Tommy Thompson Sunday School Class, and Adult Leader for Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF). She was a member of the Old Shiloh Cemetery Association; the Reidsville Grand Rascalettes; and a past member of the Tattnall County Historical Society. She had been an active member of the Tattnall County Association of Retired Teachers and Delta Kappa Gamma, an honorary teaching sorority.
         She was preceded in death by her father and mother, Theo and Addie Tootle, and brothers, Harold and Leslie Tootle.
         She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, William M. and Katherine J. Blankinship of Atlanta; grandchildren C. Brandon Blankinship and Lissa J. Blankinship of Roswell, Georgia, and Jon A. Blankinship of New York, New York; sisters-in-law Lillie C. Tootle of Merritt Island, Florida, and Mary S. Tootle of Reidsville; and eight nieces and nephews.
         Family visitation will be Wednesday, June 27, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at McCall Funeral Home, 124 Jordan Street, Reidsville, Georgia.
         Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 28, at 2 p.m. at Reidsville United Methodist Church. The Rev. Joan Pritcher, Episcopal Church of the Atonement, Atlanta, will officiate, assisted by the Rev. Marshall Singletary. Interment will follow in Reidsville City Cemetery.
         Nephews will serve as active pallbearers: James H. Tootle of Merritt Island, Florida; C. Theo Tootle of Marietta; William C. Tootle of Commerce; W. Ray Tootle of Metter; Marcus L. Tootle of Pooler; and George L. Krietemeyer of Dothan, Alabama.
         Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Reidsville United Methodist Church's Tommy Thompson Sunday School Class, the Tattnall County Retired Teachers' Association, and the Reidsville Grand Rascalettes.
         Memorial remembrances can be made to The Hospice Atlanta Center, 1244 Park Vista Drive, Atlanta, Georgia 30319, or to The Reidsville Methodist Church, 123 E. Brazell Street, Reidsville, Georgia 30453.
         McCall Funeral Home of Reidsville, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. 

Harold D. Dasher 
      Harold D. Dasher, 78, died Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at his residence under the care of Pearls of Life Hospice. He was a lifelong resident of Tattnall County. He was owner of Dasher and Son Construction Company, and formerly owned Dasher Building Supply. He was a member of the Vidalia Sweet Onion Association, and a World War II veteran.
      He is survived by his wife, Miriam Dasher of Glennville, Georgia; three daughters and two sons-in-law: Kay and Bob Connell of Rome; Melba Gardner of Savannah; and Sandra and Lee Howard of Glennville; one son and daughter-in-law, Hal and Renna Dasher of Glennville; one sister, Irene Durrence of Claxton; seven grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
      Funeral services were held Friday, October 19, at 3 p.m. at Love's Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, with Elder W. H. Durrence officiating. Burial was in Glennville City Cemetery.
      Pallbearers were Wayne Durrence, Michael Dasher, Edward Dasher, Ronnie Dasher, Dane Dasher, Terry Dasher, Gene Dasher, and Bill Causey.
      Cobb Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.  

Ruth E. Eaby 
      Ruth E. Eaby, 88, died Sunday, October 21, 2001, at Evans Memorial Hospital in Claxton, Georgia. The Delaware native had lived in Glennville, Georgia, for the past ten years. She was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church.
      She is survived by her husband, Eugene Eaby of Glennville; one daughter, Ruth Peacock of Glennville; four sons and daughters-in-law: Eugene Eaby, Jr., and Nancy Eaby of Joppa Towne, Maryland; Curtis and Joyce Eaby of Maggie Valley, North Carolina; Robert and Kathy Eaby of La Plata, Maryland; and Alan and Judy Eaby of Ormond Beach, Florida; one sister, Anna Martelli of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
      Funeral services will be held Thursday, October 25, at 11 a.m. at Cobb Funeral Home, Glennville Chapel, with the Rev. Scott Mancel officiating. Interment will follow at Glennville Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
      Visitation will be Wednesday, October 24, from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Home in Glennville.
      Remembrances can be made to the Methodist Children's Home in Macon, Georgia.
      Cobb Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. 

Velma B. Love-Faircloth 
     Velma B. Love-Faircloth, 75, died Saturday, October 20, 2001, at Hospice in Savannah, Georgia, after a brief illness. The Tattnall County native was a member of Glennville First Baptist Church, and was a child care provider for 20 years.
      She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Sally and Steve Browning of Savannah; two sons and daughters-in-law, Victor and Jon Ann Love of Claxton, Georgia, and Keith and Leslie Love of Glennville, Georgia; a sister, Edna Cornell of Savannah; a brother and sister-in-law, Nollie and Earlene Holland of Statesboro, Georgia; seven grandchildren: Angell Beach, Lani Love, Russell Love, Elizabeth Love, Glynn Stivender, Kelly Stivender, and Rebecca Stivender; and several cousins.
      Funeral services were held Monday, October 22, at 2 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Home, Glennville Chapel, conducted by the Rev. Keith Rustin. Burial was in Glennville City Cemetery.
      Pallbearers were Henry O'Neal, Brian Nall, Paul Dutton, Jessie Durrence, Jimmy Durrence, and Bobby O'Neal.
      Cobb Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements. 

Marion Gladys Lewis
     Miss Marion Gladys Lewis, 93, died Saturday, October 21, 2000, at Glenvue Nursing Home in Glennville, Georgia, after a long illness. The lifelong resident of Glennville was a member of Glennville United Methodist Church.
     She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
     Private funeral services were held Sunday, October 22, at Ebenezer Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery, conducted by the Rev. Keith Rustin.
     Cobb Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.


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