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Georgia Obituary and Death Notice Collection - Candler County - 4

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Date: Monday, 11 April 2011, at 5:34 p.m.

John Lewis Boyett
John Lewis Boyett, 69, of Richmond Hill died Jan. 18, 2004, at his home under the care of Vista Care Hospice.
He was born July 6, 1934, in Candler County. He was a U.S. Army veteran and he retired from Union Camp in July 1994 after 35 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnie and Ruby Boyett.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Betty Boyett of Richmond Hill; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert Lewis and Stella Boyett of Rincon; a daughter and son-in-law, Susie and Steve Edwards of Garden City; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances and Lamar Smoak of Midway and Jean and Wallace Shaw of Ludowici; seven grandchildren, Nicole Edwards, John Stephen Edwards, Stephanie Edwards, Katie Edwards, Amy Oglesby, Alicia Elliot, Alvin Hesler; a great-grandchild, Dylan Oglesby; six nieces and nephews, Lynn Cannon, Terri Smoak, Lisa Duncan, Tripp Meacham, Ashley Shaw and Brittany Shaw.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Carter Funeral Home Bryan Chapel with Rev. Gary Quinney officiating. Burial followed at Lake Cemetery in Candler County at 1:30 p.m.
Remembrances may be made to Vista Care Hospice Foundation, 105 Wheeler Court, Suite 101, Savannah GA 31405 or to Corinth Baptist Church Building Fund, 19536 Hwy. 144, Richmond Hill GA 31324.
Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, was in charge of local arrangements.

Mark S. Hulsey
Mark S. Hulsey, 41, of Duluth died Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004.
Survivors include his wife, Melissa Hulsey of Duluth; a son, Norris Hulsey of Duluth; his mother and father, Joe and Nell Hulsey of Eatonton; a brother, Dr. Joe Maxwell Hulsey III of Rome; his mother and father-in-law, Norris and Marcella Roland of Flowery Branch; and a host of other family and friends.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel, with the Rev. Danny Odum officiating. Interment was in Peachtree Memorial Park in Norcross.
Bill Head Funeral Home, Duluth Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

Vertie Lee Robbins Allen
Vertie Lee Robbins Allen, 85, of Statesboro and formerly of Savannah died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at Statesboro Nursing Home under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice.
She was born in Bulloch County and had lived in Savannah for the past 68 years, prior to moving to Statesboro. She was preceded in death by her husband, James T. Allen. She was retired from J. C. Penney, having worked as a saleslady for over 30 years. She was a member of Ardsley Park Baptist Church, the Ruth Sunday School Class, and the WMU.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Tommy and Ellen Allen of Metter and Kenny and Deborah Allen of Savannah; a brother, Floyd Robbins of Garden City; two sisters, Alma Goodwin of Statesboro and Joann Tucker of Excelsior; four grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren as well as a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday at 11 a.m. at Ardsley Park Baptist Church with Rev. Edward J. ‘Buddy’ Clay Jr. and Dr. Calvin Webb officiating. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.
Pallbearers were John Waldhour, Tim Formby, Gerald Tucker, Joe Pye, Ray Robbins and Andy Robbins.
Remembrances can be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice, PO Box 531, Statesboro GA 30459.
Hubert C. Baker Funeral Home, Hodgson Memorial Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

Benjamin ‘Ben’ Smith
Benjamin ‘Ben’ Smith, 78, died Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at Candler County Hospital.
Born in Evans County, he lived most of his life in Candler County. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was retired from Excelsior EMC after 31 years of service. He was an outdoorsman, loving hunting and fishing. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonita Aldrich Smith, five brothers and three sisters.
He is survived by one son, Bob Smith of Metter, and a brother and sister-in-law Gene and Octavia Smith of Metter.
Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, with burial in Lake Cemetery. The Rev. Royce Mosley and the Rev. Charles Beasley officiated.
Pallbearers were Tommy Smith, Wayne Smith, Raymond Smith, Slade Holloway, Tim Braswell and Brett Franklin.
Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, of Metter was in charge of arrangements.

Clayton Cobb
Clayton Cobb, 79, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, in Lyons. He was born in Tattnall County, the son of Lewis Harvey and Clare Bell Hendley Cobb. He was a veteran.
He is survived by four daughters, Clarice Carmon Babina, Linda Kay Whitehead, Janet Lee Talent and Barbara Ann ‘Cookie’ Hulett; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Mr. Cobb was cremated.
Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes, Cobbtown Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

Mary Frances Pierson Akins
Mary Frances Pierson Akins, 88, died Friday, Jan. 23, 2004, at Candler County Hospital.
Born in Emanuel County, she lived most of her life in Metter. She was employed at Metter Manufacturing Company for 20 years and was a member of the Cool Springs Baptist Church. Most of all she was a wonderful mother and mother-in-law and the widow of Leo Akins.
She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Joseph Leo and Justine Akins of Macon and Charles Franklin Akins of Metter; three daughters and sons-in-law, Frances and Frank Odom of N. Augusta, S.C., Marguerite and Elton Dickerson of Byron and Shirley and David Leach of Elmira, N.Y.; a sister, Grace Dowd of Metter; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, with Rev. David Hardee officiating. Burial followed in Olliff Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Eric Dickerson, Jason Forbes, Wally Odom, Greg Green, George McGowan, and Louis Hubbard.
Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

Ruby Bland Youmans
Ruby Bland Youmans, 85, of Metter died Sunday, February 1, 2004, at Portsbridge Hospice in Macon. She was a homemaker, living most of her life in Candler county and was a member of Metter First Baptist Church. She was predeceased in death by her husband, Joe Candler Youmans.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Barbara Youmans of Macon; two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and John Holland and Sybil and Hugh Thrift, both of Macon; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Bloodworth, Vance Thrift, Ned Kirkland, Ray Youmans, David Hamm and David Beckworth.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday (today) at 11 a.m. at Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel with Dr. David Hunter and Dr. Otis Andrews officiating. Burial will be in Sunlight Cemetery.
Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.

Fred Louis Cowart
Fred Louis Cowart, 79, of Metter died Saturday, February 7, 2004, at Candler County Hospital. The Emanuel Co. native lived most of his life in Candler County. He was a member of the Metter First Baptist Church, the Antioch Sunday School Class and had served as a deacon numerous times. He was a Army veteran and was the Postmaster of Metter for almost 30 years.
He is survived by his wife, Eloise Taylor Cowart, of Metter; two daughters and sons-in-law, Donna and Chris Jernigan of Atlanta and Rhonda and Mike Banks of Duluth; two granddaughters, Allie and Macie Banks, also of Duluth; one brother George Cowart of Watkinsville; and one sister, Laurine Witmer of Lakeland, FL.
Pallbearers were Steve Taylor, Billy Sutton, Charles Sutton, Jimmy Taylor, Woody Cowart, Billy Bird, Gordon Lowe, Shot Todd, Sherrill motes, Louis Holland and Jerry Page. Honorary pallbearers were Antioch Sunday School Class and deacons.
Funeral services were Monday at 2 p.m. at Metter First Baptist Church with burial in Lake Cemetery. Rev. Fred Pifer officiated.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the Metter First Baptist Church Building Fund.
Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, was in charge of arrangements.

Clara Dekle
Clara Dekle, 95, of Twin City died Feb. 3, 2004, at Metter Nursing Home after an extended illness.
She was born in Parksville, S.C., in 1908 and lived most of her life in Twin City. She was a retired school teacher after 37 years of service with the Emanuel County School System and was a member of Twin City First Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie M. Dekle Jr.
She is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Willie M. Dekle III and Barbara Dekle of Columbia, S.C., and Getsen Dekle of Twin City; two grandsons and wives, Robert Dekle Jr. and Susan Dekle of Metter and Hugh Dekle and Kimi Dekle of Salt Lake City, Utah; and three great-grandchildren, Robby Dekle and John Dekle of Metter and Emilee Elizabeth Dekle of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Funeral services were held on Friday, Feb. 6, at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Twin City with the Rev. Franklin Sasser officiating. Burial was in Antioch Cemetery in Emanuel County.
Pallbearers were Robby Dekle, Bill Price, Steve Kitchens, Don Kitchens, Larry Durden and Richard Jones.
Wood Funeral Home of Metter was in charge of arrangements.

Freddie Lee Coney
Freddie Lee Coney, 71, of Garfield died Friday, February 6, 2004, at the Swainsboro Nursing Home. The Candler County native had lived in Emanuel County for the past 23 years. He was member of Mercer Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Metter. He was preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Frankie Coney.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, James and Wanda Coney of Portal; three sisters, Jennie Parrish of Orlando, FL, Mary Lanier and Avie Lanier, both of Plainsfield, NJ; three brothers, Leonard Coney of Garfield, William “Bill” Coney of Piscataway, NJ and Dave Coney of Orlando, FL; and three grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Friday, at Mercer Grove Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. James Strow-bridge will officiate. Wake service will be Thursday from 6-8 p.m.
Whitaker Funeral Home of Metter is in charge of arrangements.

Hubert Gilchrest
Hubert Gilchrest, 64, of Metter died Friday, February 6, 2004, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah. The Candler County native lived in Candler and Tattnall Co. for most of his life. He was employed by Coursey’s Construction and Tammy’s Lawn Service.
Survivors include his wife Bonnie Gilchrest of Cobbtown; one son, Hubert Gilchrest Jr. of Cobbtown; three stepsons, Willie Smith of Metter, Douglas Smith of Daytona, Fl and Tommy Smith of Cobbtown; two daughters, Betty Smith of Metter and Twan Mosley of Cobbtown; two brothers, Melvin L. Gilchrest of Cobbtown and Matthew Gilchrest of Tampa, FL; one sister Annie Anderson of Jasper, FL; 18 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 14, at the W.H. Whitaker Memorial Chapel, Whitaker Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Sams Creek Church Cemetery.
Whitaker Funeral Home of Metter is in charge of arrangements.

Charlie Drummer
Charlie Drummer, 96, died Sunday, February 8, 2004, at his residence in Register. He was a native and lifelong resident of Bulloch County. He was a member of Rehovia Baptist Church in Statesboro.
Survivors include two sons, Roma Drummer of Register and Bobby Drummer of Jacksonville, FL; one daughter, Theresa Blake of Augusta; one sister, Bessie Hobbs of Statesboro; one son-in-law, Jesse Blake of Augusta; two daughters-in-law, Betty Drummer of Augusta and Pearl Drummer of Jacksonville, FL; two brothers-in-law, Marshall Shaird of Metter and Eutus Bailey of Savannah; one sister-in-law, Lottie Johnson of Bridgeport, CT; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 14, at 11 a.m. at Rehovia Baptist Church in Statesboro. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Whitaker Funeral Home of Metter is in charge of arrangements.

Edward J. Fulmer Jr.
Edward J. Fulmer Jr., of Roswell, died Friday, February 6, 2004. Born in Metter on September 4, 1937 to the late Mary Creed Fulmer and Edward J. Fulmer, he graduated from Metter High School and attended Georgia Military College and Georgia Southern College. He was in the Air National Guard and went to work in Atlanta, where he spent the remaining years of his life. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America as a Leader and he coached many young boys’ baseball teams. At the time of his death, he was Marketing Director for GA US Data Services. He had been a member of the Methodist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Dianna Stamey Fulmer; one daughter, Sommer Fulmer; one son, Mark Fulmer; two sisters, Juanita Fulmer Bracewell of Brentwood, TN and Edna Fulmer Lanier of Athens.
The memorial service will be held on Thursday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Unity North Atlanta Church in Marietta.
The Cremation Society of the South is in charge of arrangements.

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