Miscellaneous Tattnall County, Georgia Obituaries

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Walter S. (Buddy) Grooms, Jr., 70
Walter S. (Buddy) Grooms, Jr., 70, died Sunday, October 6, 2002, at his residence in Glennville under the care of Ogeechee Hospice. He was born in DeLand, Florida, and lived in Glennville most of his life. He was an U.S. Marine Veteran serving in Korea and a retired brick mason.
He is survived by five daughters, Debra Thompson of Glennville, Linda Odom of Reidsville, Angela Kuhns of Columbus, and Mildred and Tootie Grooms both of Reidsville; three sons, Edward Connaster of Guyton, Clifford Connaster of Washington (State), and Gary Grooms of Savannah; one sister, Doris Raley of Wrightsville; thirteen grandchildren, five great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 9, at Carter Funeral Chapel in Glennville with Rev. William Prince officiating. Burial was in Glennville Memorial Gardens with Military Graveside services.
Pallbearers were Billy Tidwell, Michael Johnson, Jason Steverson, Stevie Elmore, Jarrod Bottoms, and Wally Grooms.
Carter Funeral Chapel of Glennville was in charge of the arrangements.

Mike (Jap) Kicklighter, 47
Mike (Jap) Kicklighter, 47, died Thursday, October 3, 2002, at Shands Jacksonville Hospital in Jacksonville, FL. The Tattnall County native had lived in Kingsland for the past ten years and attended New Testament Baptist Church. He was a construction worker.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Ellen Kicklighter of Kingsland; three daughters, Mika Veal of Savannah, Lacey Kicklighter of Hinesville, and Cassie Kicklighter of Kingsland; one stepdaughter, Heather Boyd of Florida; one son, Quaid Kicklighter of Kingsland; two sisters, Edra Prestenbach of Biloxi, MS, and Cindy Elder of Midway; two brothers, Charlie Kicklighter and Terry Kicklighter, both of Glennville; his stepmother, Margaret Kicklighter of Glennville; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, October 6 at 4 p.m. at Cobb Funeral Home, Glennville Chapel, with Rev. Danny Edens and Rev. Billy Stanley officiating. Burial followed in Beard’s Creek Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Johnny Williams, Victor Love, Jimmy Selph, Charles Dickerson, Jeff Lay and Kenny Tootle.
Cobb Funeral Home, Glennville Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.

Virginia Diane Jenkins, 42
Miss Virginia Diane Jenkins, 42, died Saturday, October 5, 2002, at Tattnall Community Hospital in Reidsville, GA.
She is survived by one brother, Derrick Jenkins of Lyons; two aunts, Iona DeLoach of Claxton and Ronnie Powell of Collins; one uncle, Marvin Jenkins of Florida; two nephews, Johnny Jenkins and Vickie and David Jenkins both of Lyons; one niece, Beverly Jenkins of Virginia; one great niece and nephew; one step nephew, one step niece; one great-step niece, and one great-step nephew; and also one special friend, Janice Bailey of Lyons survive.
Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 8 at the Reidsville City Cemetery.
Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home of Reidsville was in charge of the arrangements.

Robert E. Lee, 63
Robert E. Lee, 63, died Thursday, October 3, 2002, at the V. A. Medical Center in Augusta. The New Jersey native had lived in Glennville for the past seven years. He was retired from Star Expansion in New Jersey and was a U.S. Navy Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Darleen Lee of Glennville; one daughter, Tina Rallo of Perry; two sons, Robert E. Lee, Jr. of Caldwell, NJ, and Al Lee of Glennville; mother and father, Elsa and George Hannam of Glennville; one sister, Virginia Fiorina of Taffpon, PA; two brothers, Gerald A. Lee of Glennville and Jon David Lee of Elizabeth, NC; and six grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive.
Visitation will be from 3:00 until 4:00 p.m. before the service.
Memorial Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, October 12, at Carter Funeral Chapel in Glennville with Rev. Jimmy Bargeran officiating. Burial will be in Jersey City, New Jersey, at a later date.
Carter Funeral Chapel of Glennville is in charge of the arrangements.

Susie James Stanley, 109
Mrs. Susie James Stanley,109, died at her residence October 1, 2002. She was a native of Toombs County and had lived in Pembroke since 1955. She was a homemaker and an exceptional seamstress. She was the oldest member of the Pembroke Methodist Church, and lived to see three centuries. She saw America go from the Horse and Buggy through the space age and saw Halley’s comet twice.
She is survived by two daughters, Janie Lou Rhoden of Montgomery, AL, and Frances Lane of Pembroke; two sisters, Thelma Thigpen of Reidsville and Lula Roberson of Glennville; seventeen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and one great-great-great-grandson.
The funeral service was held Friday, October 4 at 11:00 a.m. at Morrison Memorial Chapel with Rev. Roland Fall officiating. The burial was at Northside City Cemetery.
Morrison Funeral Home of Pembroke was in charge of the arrangements.

Lucille Durrence Rogers, 87
Lucille Durrence Rogers, 87, died Thursday, October 3, 2002, at Candler Hospital. The Tattnall County native was a member of the Glennville First Baptist Church. She was a loving wife, mother and homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Ira W. Rogers of Glennville; one son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Faye Rogers of Glennville; three sisters, Hazel Strickland of Fayetteville, and Mary Ann Hodges and Sue Fallin, both of Claxton; two grandchildren, Kelly Rogers and Brian Rogers of Glennville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m. at Glennville First Baptist Church with Rev. Keith Rustin officiating. Burial followed in the Glennville City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Dan Rogers, Alex Rogers, Ken Rogers, Mike Mulligan, Alan Strickland, Eddie Hodges, Craig Hodges and Josh Fallin.
Remembrances can be made to the Glennville First Baptist Church Building Fund or Hospice of Savannah.
Cobb Funeral Home, Glennville Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.

Laddie H. Kennedy, 67
Laddie H. Kennedy, 67, died Saturday, October 5, 2002, at his residence. He was a lifelong resident of Tattnall County and a member of the Glennville United Methodist Church. He retired as a printer from Union Camp and Ft. Stewart. He was a former owner and operator of Southern BBQ.
He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Crystal and Wasdon Jones of Eulonia, and Kay and Pat Logan of Glennville; sons, Victor (Bubba) Kennedy and Claude Fillmore, Jr., both of Glennville; grandchildren, Jonathan Mitchell of Glennville, and Kristi Jones of Townsend; and a great-grandchild, Wasdon Jones II of Eulonia.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 7 at 3 p.m. at Glennville United Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Steve Posey. Burial followed in the Glennville City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Mickey Brannen, Trent Kicklighter, John Ed Kicklighter, Rex Kicklighter, Ben Boutwell, Chris Arnold, Michael Brannen, and Tony Dubberly.
Cobb Funeral Home, Glennville Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.

Christine Kersey Brown, 78 
Mrs. Christine Kersey Brown, 78, died Wednesday, September 25, 2002, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in Lakeland, FL. She was born in Lawrence, GA, and lived in Cobbtown before moving to Lakeland in 1953. She was a homemaker and the widow of Theron Brown. She was predeceased by a son, Robert Brown, and a daughter, Ann B. Hunt.
She is survived by a son, Woodrow Derek (Buddy) Brown of St. Cloud, FL; daughters, Martha Neel of Dothan, AL, and Mary Ball of Lakeland, FL; daughter-in-law, Judy Wheeler Brown of Lakeland, FL; 16 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services were held Saturday, September 28 at 10:00 a.m. at Sunlight Cemetery in Cobbtown.
Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes, Cobbtown Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.

Troy Delmas Slater, 95
Mr. Troy Delmas Slater, 95, of Cobbtown died Sunday, September 29, 2002, at the Metter Nursing Home. The Emanuel County native lived most of his life in Tattnall County and was a retired general contractor. He was the oldest member of the Cobbtown Baptist Church, a former deacon and Sunday school teacher of the adult Sunday School Class. He was a member of the Roger Wood 438 F&AM Masonic Lodge and past Master. He was predeceased by his wife, Essie Mae Futch Slater; a son, Olin Slater; and a daughter and son-in-law, Helen S. and Joe H. Rogers.
He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Charles E. Slater, Sr. of Tallahassee, FL, Alton and Vina Faye Slater of Metter, Glen and Barbara Slater of Collins and Rosemarie Slater of Augusta; one daughter and son-in-law, Annette S. and Roger G. Branch, Sr. of Statesboro; brothers, Kelly Slater of Americus and Virgil Slater of Pooler; sister, Emma Thomas of Savannah; 17 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 2 at 2:00 p.m. at the Cobbtown Baptist Church with Rev. Charlie Cooper officiating. Burial followed in the Sunlight Cemetery. 
Pallbearers were the Members of Masonic Lodge and Honoraries were Deacons of Cobbtown Baptist Church.
Remembrances can be made to the Candler Co. Hospital Foundation, P. O. Box 597, Metter, GA or charity of your choice.
Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes, Cobbtown Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.

Curtis Curl (Flat Top), 67
Mr. Curtis Curl (Flat Top), 67, of Collins died Friday, September 27, 2002, at Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia. The Tattnall County native and resident was a mechanic for 27 years and a log truck driver for 15 years before retiring. He was an Army veteran and an avid fisherman. He was preceded in death by one grandchild, Nathan Curl.
Survivors imclude his wife, Jackie Curl of Collins; sons and spouses, Roy and Dianne Curl of Vidalia, Dean and Dawn Curl, Richard and Kathy Curl all of Collins, and Robert Curl of Cobbtown; stepchildren and spouses, Curtis and Deana Rhiner of Cobbtown, Sandra and Jeff Henry of Collins, Len and Peggy Rhiner of Pine Island, FL, Keith and Linda Rhiner of Metter, and Rufus Rhiner of Tulane, MS; brothers, James Curl of Cobbtown and Gary Curl of Reidsville; sisters, Immogene Monfort of Palm Coast, FL, and Betty Strickland of Cobbtown; 15 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday, September 28 at 3:00 p.m. at Kennedy Morgan Funeral Homes, Cobbtown Chapel, officiated by Rev. Bernard Jarriel and Rev. Tony Smith. Burial followed in the Collins City Cemetery. Remembrances can be made to an account in his name at Pineland State Bank or Tattnall Bank.
Pallbearers were Josh Curl, Brian Curl, Joey Curl, Randy Brown, Jeremy Curl, Gerald Mongin, and Tommy Curl. Honoraries were Larry Dean Collins, Buddy Collins, Danny Ray Collins, Blackie Collins, Raymond Brown, and Edward Kennedy.
Kennedy Morgan Funeral Homes, Cobbtown Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.

J. C. McCarty, 61
J. C. McCarty, 61, of Richmond, VA, died Saturday, September 21, 2002. He was a native of Tattnall County. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rosebud McCarty and M. J. McCarty of Reidsville; three brothers, Albert McCarty, Randall (Buck) McCarty and Buddy McCarty, all of Reidsville; one sister, Betty Ann Tootle of Reidsville.
He is survived by two sons, Jason McCarty and Michael McCarty, both of Richmond, VA; one daughter, Sheila Hare and husband, Robbie Hare, of Richmond, VA; two grandchildren, Brian and Kahlyn Hare; one sister, Rose Ann Knight of Reidsville; one brother, Robert McCarty, of Reidsville; two stepbrothers, Charles Cooper of Reidsville and Kenneth Cooper of Atlanta, GA; two stepsisters, Linda Nail of Reidsville and Gladene Oliver of Cobbtown, Georgia; his stepmother, Maggie McCarty; nieces, nephews, friends and other relatives also survive; and a long-time friend and business partner, Angelo Carreras of Richmond, VA.
Funeral services were held Thursday, September 26, 2002, at Bliley Funeral Home with burial in Hanover Memorial Park.
Bliley Funeral Homes of Richmond, VA, was in charge of arrangements.


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