MISCELLANEOUS OBITUARIES
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San Antonio, TX

Carrie-Roper Fulton Wiley passed away July 16, 1999 at the age of 83 years, 10 months and 25 days. She was born August 21, 1915 in Raleigh, NC to Harry Rascoe Fulton of Oxford, MS and Nell Cribbs Fulton of Tuscaloosa, AL. Carrie-Roper married Dr. Llewellyn Noel Wiley of Vienna, VA, November 11, 1942 in Nashville, TN. Dr. Wiley preceded her in death June 26, 1997. Carrie-Roper was a member of Kappa-Delta Sorority, D.A.R. and Daughters of The Confederacy and The National Society of Colonial Dames. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Robert B. Fulton III; daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Mike Brett; son, Harry F. Wiley; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews; and great-nieces and great-nephews. A Memorial Service will be held Wednesday, July 21, 1999, at 6:30 P.M. at St. Chad's Anglican Church, 11919 Orsinger. Burial will be in Washington, D.C. at Rock Creek Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Chad's Anglican Church. Arrangements with: Ortiz Mortuary.



Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA September 25, 1998
Bertha P. Cowart

DILLON, S.C. -- Bertha Pearl Cowart, 97, died Sept. 24 at Pines Nursing Home.

She was born in Statesboro, Ga. She was a member of The Salvation Army and was a pianist for the organization for several years. She was a homemaker. She lived the greater part of her life in Savannah and lived in Dillon since 1990.

SURVIVORS: a daughter, Mary Beth Cribbs of Dillon; sons, Lloyd B. Cowart of Hammond, Ind., and James Calvin Cowart of Charleston; a half sister, Louise Cook of Savannah; 17 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 2 p.m. Sunday in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in Savannah.

Cooper Funeral Home of Dillon.



Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA September 25, 1998
Joe A. Medlin

MILLEN -- Joe Allen Medlin, 66, died Sept. 24 at Augusta-Columbia Medical Center in Augusta.

He was a native of Jenkins County and a retired merchant.

SURVIVORS: a brother, Gary Medlin of Newport News, Va.; three sisters, Linda M. Burk of Millen, Jackie Dickey of Statesboro and Judy Ramsey of North Augusta, S.C.; and an aunt, Ruby Bragg.

FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Saturday at Crowe-Fields Funeral Home in Millen, burial in Portal Cemetery.



Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA September 25, 1998
Lutishia H. Williams

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Mrs. Lutishia Hodges Williams, 86, died Sept. 21 at the Doctor's North Hospital in Columbus.

She was a native of Bulloch County, Ga., and lived in Columbus for several years. She was a member of Grace Primitive Baptist Church in Columbus.

SURVIVORS: a sister, Vonzie Hodges Dansby of Columbus; three brothers, Fred Hodges of Statesboro, Ga., Julius Hodges of Boston and Lehman Hodges of Columbus; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

VISITATION: 7-8 p.m. today at Payton's Mortuary in Statesboro.

FUNERAL: 1 p.m. Saturday at Payton's Mortuary, burial in Eastside Cemetery.



Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA September 25, 1998
Willie N. Dunbar

VARNVILLE, S.C. -- Willie Norman Dunbar, 93, died Sept. 22.

He was born in Hampton County and was a deacon of Harmonia Baptist Church. He was a member of Antioch Lodge No. 91 and a retired employee of Hampton District No. 1 school system.

SURVIVORS: his wife, Verna Bell Dunbar of Varnville; a son, Willie J. Dunbar of Washington; and 10 grandchildren.

VISITATION: 7-9 p.m. today at Washington's Funeral Home, Hampton.

FUNERAL: 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Varnville, burial in Harmonia Cemetery.



Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA September 25, 1998
Adele W. Lupica

Mrs. Adele Williams Lupica, 79, died Sept. 23 at Savannah Specialty Care Center.

She was born in Queens, N.Y., and lived in Savannah since 1969. She was a former member of the Church of the Resurrection in Queens and a former member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Savannah. She was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church and a life member of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament.

SURVIVORS: four sons, Charles T., Ted W. and Paul C. Lupica, all of Savannah, and Leonard L. Lupica of Long Island, N.Y.; a sister, Violet Fiero of Queens; 13 grandchildren, a great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

VISITATION: 6-9 p.m. today at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel.

FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, burial at a later date.

REMEMBRANCES: St. George's Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 15 Willow Road, Savannah, GA 31419.



Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA September 25, 1998
Henry Thompson

Henry Thompson, 57, died Sept. 23 at home.

He was a native of Montgomery, Ala., and lived in St. Petersburg, Fla., before moving to Savannah many years ago. He was a member of First Corinthian Baptist Church and a construction worker.

SURVIVORS: three stepsons, James, Ombry and Maurice Orr, all of Savannah; a stepdaughter, Jada Orr of Savannah; four grandchildren, Naja and Kemo Orr, Maurice Orr Jr. and Nautica Smith, all of Savannah; and several other relatives.

Williams & Williams Funeral Home.



Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA September 25, 1998
William M. Thomas

SYLVANIA -- William Morris "Coot" Thomas, 42, died Sept. 20 at Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

He was a native of Screven County and a brick mason.

SURVIVORS: a son, William Morris Thomas Jr. of Sylvania; his father, William Frank Thomas Sr. of Sylvania; six brothers, John Lester Mays of Augusta, Willie Harry Young of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Dan Lee Thomas of Clito, Randolph, Israel and Qunitis Earl Thomas, all of Sylvania; and two sisters, Elizabeth Thomas of Sylvania and Margaret Thomas of Hephzibah.

VISITATION: 5-6 p.m. today at Sylvania Funeral Home.

FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Saturday at Gospel Light, burial in the church cemetery.



Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA September 25, 1998
Isum E. Ellison

ATLANTA -- Isum Eugene Ellison, 43, died Sept. 18 at Grady Memorial Hospital.

He was born and educated in McIntosh County. He was a truck driver and a member of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Eulonia.

SURVIVORS: his wife, Janice Ellison of Atlanta; a daughter, Shantie Ellison of Atlanta; a son, Isum Ellison Jr. of Atlanta; sisters, Elvira Thompkins, Carol Sallins and Connie and Samantha Ellison, all of Eulonia; brothers, Eric, Wayne and Darryl Ellison, all of Atlanta, and Alfred L. and Myles Ellison, both of Eulonia; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Chaney Clover of Brunswick; and his paternal grandmother, Essie Mae Simmons of Darien.

FUNERAL: 1 p.m. Saturday at Mount Calvary Baptist Church, burial in Ebenezer Cemetery.

Darien Funeral Home, Darien.



Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA September 25, 1998
John H. Jenkins

BEAUFORT -- John Heyward Jenkins, 79, died Sept. 24 at Beaufort Memorial Hospital.

He grew up in Beaufort, was a graduate of Beaufort High School and received a bachelor of science degree from The Citadel. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and served as a commissioned officer in the Navy during the Korean conflict.

He was a consulting engineer with Mitchell & Associates. Before moving to Beaufort, he was a consultant with Construction Analysis Systems and Kissinger, Campo & Associates in Tampa, Fla. He was previously associated with Benson Associates in Bradenton, Fla., Griener Engineering Sciences Inc. in Tampa, Stottler-Staff & Associates in Cape Canaveral, Fla., and Connell Associates Inc., in Orlando, Fla.

His professional associations include being a diplomat of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, a life member of the Water Environmental Federation, a life member of the American Public Works Association and a member of the South Caroline Water Pollution Control Association. He was listed in Who's Who in Environmental Engineering. He was a member of the Beaufort Kiwanis Club, The Citadel Brigadier Club and The Beaufort Citadel Club.

SURVIVORS: a brother, Thomas Talbird Jenkins of Island of Palms; and 14 nieces and nephews.

VISITATION: 6-8 p.m. today at Copeland Funeral Home in Beaufort, with rosary recited at 7 p.m.

MASS OF CHRISTAIN BURIAL: 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter's Catholic Church, interment in Old St. Peter's Catholic Chapel.

REMEMBRANCES: St. Peter's Catholic Church School, P.O. Box 1254, Beaufort, SC 29901; American Heart Association, P.O. Box 23407, Hilton Head Island, SC 29925; or Beaufort Memorial Hospital, P.O. Box 1068, Beaufort, SC 29901.



Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA September 25, 1998
Grace K. Brannen

GLENNVILLE -- Grace Kicklighter Brannen, 84, died Sept. 24 at home.

She was a native of Tattnall County and lived in Glennville all her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Birdford Baptist Church.

SURVIVORS: a daughter, Evalo Boatright of Valdosta; three sons, Dartho, Joe and Dannis Brannen, all of Glennville; a brother, Thad Kicklighter of Glennville; a sister, Etta Dyess of Savannah; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

VISITATION: 7-9 p.m. today at Carter Funeral Chapel in Glennville.

FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Saturday at Carter Funeral Chapel, burial in Beards Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.



Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA September 25, 1998
Victoria Adger

Ms. Victoria Adger, 18, died Sept. 23 at Memorial Medical Center.

She was born in Atlanta and lived in Savannah.

SURVIVORS: a son, Daquan Adger of Savannah; her parents, Sharon Wells and Allen Adger, both of Savannah; three brothers, Loren Drayton and Adrienne Adger, both of Savannah, and Edward Wells Jr. of Hinesville; her paternal grandmother, Anna Adger of Savannah; and her maternal grandfather, Sidney Harmon Jr. of Savannah.

Sexton-Hall Mortuary.



Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA September 25, 1998
Sandy-Jo Courson

Sandy-Jo Courson, 38, died Sept. 23 at Hospice Savannah.

She was a native of Fort Pierce, Fla., and lived in Rincon for many years. She was a mortgage loan officer with U.C. Lending.

SURVIVORS: her husband, Marvin W. Courson of Rincon; three daughters, Brooke, Tara and Sonni-Jo Courson, all of Rincon; a stepson, Marvin W. Courson of Atlanta; three stepdaughters, Kim Bray, Laurie Courson and Brandy Pitts, all of Valdosta; her parents, Earlene and Donnie Newsome of Bloomingdale; a sister, Margie O'Brien of Pearson; a brother, Donald Earl Wright of Perry, Fla.; three stepgrandchildren and six nieces and nephews.

FUNERAL: 9:30 a.m. today at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Massey Chapel, Garden City.

BURIAL: 2:30 p.m. today in Friendship Church Cemetery in Hahira.



Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA September 25, 1998
Arthur M. Peel Sr.

JESUP -- Arthur M. Peel Sr., 82, died Sept. 24 in Atlanta.

He was born in Washington County and was a retired Fort Stewart civil service employee. He was a Mason, a Shriner and an Army veteran of World War II and the Korean conflict.

SURVIVORS: three daughters, Billie Eyzaquirre of Atlanta, Nancy McDermott of Marietta and Becky Hayes of Jesup; two sons, Arthur M. Peel Jr. of Jesup and Dewaine Peel of Canton; a sister, Evelyn Carter of Jesup; 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: 2 p.m. Saturday at Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home, Jesup.

REMEMBRANCES: Wayne County Chapter of the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 1434, Jesup, GA 31598.



Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA September 25, 1998
Lorenzo Drayton

CAMDEN, N.J. -- Lorenzo Drayton, 21, died Sept. 20 at Cooper Hospital in Camden.

SURVIVORS: a son, Lorenzo Drayton Jr. of New Jersey; a daughter, Lorenz Drayton of New Jersey; his parents, Rebecca and Richard Drayton of Camden; three brothers, Ronnie Smith of Fairfax, S.C., and Derrick and Arnell Drayton, both of Camden.

VISITATION: 7-9 p.m. today at Riley's Funeral Home, Fairfax.

FUNERAL: 3 p.m. Saturday at Greater Bethel AME Church, Fairfax, burial in Gillette Cemetery, Luray, S.C.



Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA September 25, 1998
Norris C. Freeman

DARIEN -- Norris Charles Freeman, 68, died Sept. 22 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla.

He was born in Mishawaka, Ind., and lived in Lakeland, Fla., before moving to McIntosh County in 1981. He served with the Coast Guard during the Korean conflict and worked in shipping and receiving at Dae Woo Corp. He was a self-employed semi truck driver and a member of Live Oak Lodge No. 137, F&AM, American Legion Post No. 137 and attended Northside Baptist Church.

SURVIVORS: his wife, Esther Gerrie Freeman of Darien; two sons, Rex C. Freeman of Columbus, Neb., and Eric R. Freeman of Milaca, Minn.; three daughters, Terri L. Howard of Evansville, Ind., Norene K. Smith of Elkhart, Ind., and Jennifer S. Schwank of Columbus; and 12 grandchildren.

MEMORIAL SERVICE: 10 a.m. today at Northside Baptist Church, Darien, burial in Whispering Pines Cemetery at a later date.

Chapman Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Brunswick.

REMEMBRANCES: American Lung Association of Georgia, Suite 108-G, 6606 Abercorn St., Savannah, GA 31405.



Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA September 25, 1998
George W. Berta

OLDSMAR, Fla. -- George Walter Berta, 61, died Sept. 22 at home.

He was born in East Chicago, Ind., and moved to Oldsmar in 1984 from Savannah. He managed the liquor store at the Walgreens on Clearwater Beach. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 2373 and the widower of Karen Lockridge Berta.

SURVIVORS: a son, George Andrew Berta of Clearwater; a daughter, Kerry McCleskey of Titusville; a brother, Robert Berta of Savannah; two grandchildren and 19 nieces and nephews.

FUNERAL: 1 p.m. today at Sipple Mortuary, Savannah, burial in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

REMEMBRANCES: American Cancer Society, P.O. Box No. 13117, Savannah, GA 31416-0117.



Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA September 25, 1998
Martha J. DeLoach

HAGAN -- Mrs. Martha Jane DeLoach, 83, died Sept. 24 at home.

She was born in Tattnall County and was a longtime resident of Evans County. She was a Baptist and a homemaker. She was the widow of Carlos DeLoach.

SURVIVORS: five sons, Kermit DeLoach of Claxton, Jack, Lonnie and John L. DeLoach, all of Hagan, and Joe DeLoach of Metter; two daughters, Wanda Rowe and Jean Smith, both of Hagan; a sister, Ollie Mae Todd of Altoona, Fla.; a brother, Millard Lee Holland of Hagan; 23 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

VISITATION: 7-9 p.m. today at NeSmith Funeral Home, Claxton.

FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Saturday at NeSmith Funeral Home, burial in Canoochee Church Cemetery.



Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA September 25, 1998
Tommie J. Kelly Jr.

LAKE BUTLER, Fla. -- Tommie Joe Kelly Jr., 27, died Sept. 19 in Florida.

He was born in Jesup, Ga., and was a graduate of Bradwell Institute in Hinesville, Ga. He was a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Walthourville, Ga.

SURVIVORS: his wife, Barbara Moore-Kelly of Lake Butler; his parents, Tommie J. Kelly Sr. and Francine Kelly of Walthourville; a sister, Shannon Fleming of Daytona Beach, Fla.; two brothers, George Kent of Atlanta and Herbert Kelly of Augusta; and his maternal grandmother, Mayor Carrie Kent of Walthourville.

VISITATION: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove AME Church, Hinesville.

FUNERAL: 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Pleasant Grove AME Church, Hinesville, burial in Baconton Church Cemetery, Allenhurst, Ga.

Dorchester Funeral Home, Midway, Ga.



Savannah Morning News, Savannah, GA September 25, 1998
Elizabeth R. Cummings

Elizabeth Ruth "Sister" Cummings, 64, died Sept. 23 at Candler Hospital.

She was born in Chatham County and was formerly employed with Tradewinds and was also a cook for Meals on Wheels at Stubbs Towers. She was a member of St. John Baptist Church.

SURVIVORS: six daughters, Georgia Mae and Patricia Cummings, Lisa, Cynthia and Kathleen Cummings, all of Savannah, and Cornelia Burke of Savannah; a son, Joseph Cummings of Savannah; a great-aunt, Elizabeth Bolden of Savannah; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Sidney A. Jones Funeral Home.


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