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Georgia Obituary and Death Notice Collection - Coffee County - 33

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Date: Friday, 1 July 2011, at 12:36 a.m.

Patricia R. Anderson

Mrs. Patricia R. Anderson, 53, of Pearson, Ga., passed away Sunday, November 7, 2004, at her home following an extended illness.

A native of Coffee County, Ga., Mrs. Anderson was born October 5, 1951, the daughter of Elton and Mary Nell Silas Royals. She was a homemaker and a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include: her husband, Rev. J.A. Anderson of Pearson, Ga.; one son, Jake Anderson of Pearson, Ga.; three daughters, Tammy Smith and husband, Michael, of Douglas, Ga., Stacey Corbitt and husband, Merrill, and Jan Johnson and husband, Michael, all of Pearson, Ga.; two brothers, Larry Royals of Douglas, Ga., and DeWayne Royals of Savannah, Ga.; four sisters, Marsha Mizell of Waycross, Ga., Kay Cheshire and husband, David, of Homerville, Ga., Linda Lindsey and husband, Jeff, and Shirley Youngblood and husband David all of Douglas, Ga.; three grandchildren, Austin Smith, Amber Smith and Austin Johnson; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, November 9, 2004, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Clyde Purvis and Rev. Lonnie Spikes officiating. Special musical selections included “The Robe” and “Amazing Grace,” rendered by the Barnes Sisters, with Kay Wright accompanying at the piano and “Consider the Lillies,” rendered by Sue Russ accompanied by tape. Soft music for the prelude and postlude were provided by Kay Wright, pianist. Interment followed in New Bethel Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Rev. Larry Stone, Rev. Kevin Stone, Rev. Jimmy Spikes, Rev. Bobby Fussell, Rev. Richard Worth, Rev. Harold Barnes, and Rev. Larry Johnson.

Relihan Funeral Home of Pearson, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.

W.R. Summerlin

Mr. W.R. Summerlin, 77, of Axson, Ga., passed away Wednesday, November 10, 2004, at Satilla Regional Medical Center in Waycross, Ga., following an extended illness.

A native of Atkinson County, Ga. Mr. Summerlin was born May 8, 1927, the son of the late Willie and Lucy Guthrie Summerlin. He was a retired high-rise construction foreman for McDevitt and Street Construction Company and a member and deacon of Refuge Primitive Baptist Church. Mr. Summerlin was a member of American Legion Post 173, former board member of the Atkinson SWMA and the Farm Service Agency where he served as board chairman. He was also a veteran in the Merchant Marines during World War II and was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include: his wife, Mary Margaret Delk Summerlin of Axson, Ga.; one son, Richard Summerlin and wife, Julie, of Portland, Oreg., two brothers, S.A. Summerlin of Pearson, Ga., and Henry Summerlin of Savannah, Ga.; two sisters, Jessie Nell Faulk of Palatka, Fla., and Opal Hughes of Cope, S.C.; three grandchildren, Donald Summerlin, Austin Summerlin, and Charity Elizabeth Summerlin; one great-granddaughter, Savannah Grace Summerlin; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 13, 2004, at 2 p.m., at Refuge Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Alvin Johnson officiating. Special musical selections included “Land of Rest,” “Christ The Chiefest Among Ten Thousand,” “We Shall Sleep But Not Forever,” and “Minister’s Farewell” rendered by the Primitive Baptist Church singers. Interment followed in the Sweetwater Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were: Denny Summerlin, Sol Summerlin, Mike Summerlin, Lynn Hughes, Chris Hughes, Clint Summerlin, Nancy Corbitt and Stewart (Peanut) Delk.

Relihan Funeral Home of Pearson, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.

Daniel Webster ‘Chip’ Lott III

Mr. Daniel Webster “Chip” Lott, III, 43, of Lumber City, Ga., formerly of Coffee County, Ga., passed away on Saturday, November 6, 2004, at the Candler Hospital in Savannah, Ga.

Mr. Lott, a native of Ware County, Ga., was born July 11, 1959, the son of the late Daniel Webster II and Christine Bowen Lott.

Survivors include: one uncle, E.C. Lott and wife, Lucille, of Alma, Ga.; two aunts, Lura Hall of Eastman, Ga., and Wanda Hall of Calif.; two cousins, Ben Lott and Morris Lott, both of Alma, Ga.; and several friends.

Graveside services and interment were held at 2 p.m., Friday, November 12, 2004, at Arna Church Cemetery in Coffee County, Ga., with Rev. Jonathan Tanner officiating.

Active pallbearers were Ben Lott, Morris Lott, Marcus Prescott, Kenneth Prescott, David McFall, and Joseph Tanner.

Sims Funeral Home of Douglas, Ga., was in charge of arrangements.

Horace Clinton ‘Clint’ Snipes

Mr. Horace Clinton “Clint” Snipes, 62, passed away Monday, November 15, 2004, at his residence following an extended illness.

Mr. Snipes, a native of West Green, Ga., was the son of the late Henry Clinton and Gertrude Snipes. He had lived in Jacksonville, Fla., for most of his life. Mr. Snipes received the Purple Heart during his service in Vietnam and retired in 1985 with 22 years service as a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the V.F.W. and Calvary Temple Church of God.

Survivors include: his wife, Ruth H. Snipes; three children, Ronald Lee Snipes, Peer Bernau, and Glenda Snipes; one sister, Ann Snipes; two brothers, Rev. Charles Snipes and wife, Marlene, and Rev. J.W. Snipes; one aunt, Mrs. Mattie Turknett; and two grandchildren. Mr. Snipes was preceded in death by one brother, Johnny Snipes, and one sister, Lavoun Cupp.

Graveside funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 18, 2004, at Evergreen Cemetery with Rev. Charles Snipes and Rev. Bobby Mullaly officiating.

Peeples Family Funeral Homes of Jacksonville, Fla., was in charge of the arrangements.

William Ralph Burch

Mr. William Ralph Burch, 73, of Axson, Ga., passed away Monday, November 8, 2004, at Satilla Regional Medical Center in Waycross, Ga., following an extended illness.

A native of Coffee County, Ga. Mr. Burch was born December 23, 1930, the son of William and Mariah Corbitt Burch. He was a retired brick mason and a member of Hargraves Chapel New Congregational Methodist Church.

Survivors include: three sons, Ralphford Lee Burch, Byron Vincent Burch and wife, Phoebe, and William Ralph Burch, Jr., and wife, Stacy, all of Axson, Ga.; one daughter, Robin Gale Burch of Axson, Ga.; four brothers, Rev. Melvin Burch and Rev. Raymond Burch both of Axson, Ga.; and Bill Burch, and William (Docky) Burch Jr., both of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sisters, May Ricketts and Leona Harrell, both of Jacksonville, Fla., and Nancy White of Axson, Ga.; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services for Mr. Burch were held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, November 10, 2004, at Hargraves Chapel Church, with Rev. Melvin Burch and Rev. Clayton Davis officiating. Special musical selections included “Calvary,” “Where The Hearts Never Break Again,” and “Mama,” rendered by Walter Gilbert playing the harmony harp. Soft music for the prelude and postlude was provided by Walter Gilbert. Interment followed in the Axson Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Randall White, Jeffery White, Gilberto Ramirez, John Davis, Jeremy Chaney, and Billy Miller.

Relihan Funeral Home of Pearson, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.

Annis Hester Walsh

Annis Hester Walsh, 86, of Fitzgerald, Ga., passed away Friday, November 12, 2004, at Dorminy Medical Center in Fitzgerald, Ga.

Mrs. Walsh was born May 20, 1918 in Randolph County, Ala., the daughter of the late Marvin and Roxie Sheppard Hester. She worked in the lunchroom at the former Ashton School and was a former employee of H.R. Kaminsky and Irwin Manufacturing. She had lived in the community most of her life and was a member of Old Valley Grove Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include: her husband, Andrew Walsh of Fitzgerald, Ga.; one son, Lewis E. Walsh and wife, Betty, of Blackshear, Ga.; one daughter Priscilla Ann Davis and husband, Ted, of Ellijay, Ga.; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; and one brother, Otis Hester of Fitzgerald, Ga. Mrs. Walsh was preceded in death by two brothers and four sisters.

Funeral services were held Sunday, November 14, 2004, at Paulk Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Charles Tyson and Elder Spence Fussell officiating. Interment followed in the Evergreen Cemetery.

Paulk Funeral Home of Fitzgerald, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.

Tommy Lee Manning

Mr. Tommy Lee Manning, 90, passed away Thursday, October 21, 2004.

Mr. Manning, a native of Eastman, Ga., was born March 22, 1914, the son of the late Minnie Bell Martin and the late Willie C. Grayer. He was the widower of the late Eva Manning.

Survivors include: one son, Bobby Lee Lewis and wife, Clara, of Broxton, Ga.; five daughters, Lula Mae Hawkins, Leola Rosier of Ambrose, Ga., Essie Mae Moron and husband, Tyler, of Vera Beach, Fla., Jean Paden and husband, James, of Marietta, Ga., and Geneva Stevens and husband, Owen, of Atlanta, Ga.; one brother, Harvey Martin; 20 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 40 great-great-grandchildren; and other relatives. Mr. Manning was preceded in death by one grandson, Darren Durand Lewis, brothers Lonnie Manning and Wilbert Martin, Sr., and four sisters, Lessie Martin, Louise Martin, Katie Mae Mitchell, and Hazel Irene Pace.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 30, 2004, at St. James Baptist Church in Ambrose, Ga. with Rev. James Paden officiating. Special music was provided by the St. James Church Choir, soloist Wayne Vickers, soloist Rev. James Paden, and soloist Samantha Rosier. Interment followed in the Ambrose Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Dexter Rosier, Dondery Rosier, Larry Hawkins, Dexter Lewis, Kenneth Lewis, and John Lee Eady.

Honorary pallbearers were Harvey Martin, Jr., Charlie Pace, Willie James Brockington, Wilbert Martin, Jr., Marcus L. Pace, and Rod Brantley.

McIver Funeral Home of Douglas, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.

Tillman Davis

Tillman Davis, 45, of Helena, Ga., passed away Thursday, October 28, 2004, following a brief illness.

Mr. Davis was the son of Quitman and Mealvina Miller Davis. He retired from the Maintenance Department of Wal-Mart Distribution in Douglas, Ga., and was a member of Zion Hope Baptist Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Phillis Hutto Davis of Helena, Ga.; two daughters, Amanda Burch and husband, Dennis, of Nicholls, Ga., and Rachel Davis of Milan, Ga.; one son, Tillman Benjamin Davis and wife, Angela, of Broxton, Ga.; one step-daughter Cheyenne Little of Helena, Ga.; one sister, Terry Ann Smith and husband, Kenneth, of Douglas, Ga.; two brothers, Donald Davis and Neal Davis and wife, Darlene, all of West Green; eight grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Sunday, October 31, 2004, at 2 p.m., at Zion Hope Baptist Church, with Rev. James Fennell officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.

Lowe’s Funeral Home of Helena, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.

Patricia R. Anderson

Mrs. Patricia R. Anderson, 53, of Pearson, Ga., passed away Sunday, November 10, 2004 at her home following an illness of several months.

A native of Coffee County, Mrs. Anderson was born October 5, 1951, daughter of Elton and Mary Nell Silas Royals. She was a homemaker and a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.

Survivors include: husband, Rev. J.A. Anderson of Pearson, Ga.; one son, Jake Anderson of Pearson, Ga.; three daughters, Tammy Smith and husband Michael of Douglas, Ga., Stacey Corbitt and husband Merrill and Jan Johnson and husband Michael all of Pearson, Ga.; two brothers, Larry Royals of Douglas, Ga., and DeWayne Royals of Savannah, Ga.; four sisters, Marsha Mizell of Waycross, Ga., Kay Cheshire and husband David of Homerville, Ga., Linda Lindsey and husband Jeff and Shirley Youngblood and husband David all of Douglas, Ga.; three grandchildren, Austin Smith, Amber Smith and Austin Johnson; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, November 9, 2004 at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Clyde Purvis and Rev. Lonnie Spikes officiating. Special musical selections included “The Robe,” and “Amazing Grace,” rendered by the Barnes Sisters with Kay Wright accompanying at the piano and “Consider the Lillies,” rendered by Sue Russ accompanied by tape. Soft music for the prelude and postlude were provided by Kay Wright, pianist. The interment followed in New Bethel Cemetery.

Serving as active pallbearers were: Rev. Larry Stone, Rev. Kevin Stone, Rev. Jimmy Spikes, Rev. Bobby Fussell, Rev. Richard Worth, Rev. Harold Barnes and Rev. Larry Johnson.

Relihan Funeral Home of Pearson, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.

Cleveland Taylor

Mr. Cleveland “Cleve” Taylor, 78, of Douglas, Ga., passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2004.

Mr. Taylor, a native of Coffee County, Ga., was born December 9, 1925, the son of the late James and Essie Taylor. He retired from Lott Builders Supply Company in 1989 after some 30 plus years of dedicated service. He was a member of Everette Chapel C.M.E. Church. Survivors include: his wife Susie Taylor; five children, Barbara Braswell and husband, Rev. Theodore, Sr., and Nathan Taylor and wife, Debra, all of Douglas, Ga., Ronnie Taylor and wife, Eva, of Orlando, Fla., Jerome Taylor and wife, Phyllis Hamilton, of Macon, Ga., and Rev. Carlton Keith Taylor and wife Kenya, of Atlanta, Ga.; 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Ernest Taylor and wife Sara, and Sam Taylor and wife Louise; one sister, Laretha Paulk all of Douglas, Ga.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Mr. Taylor was preceded in death by four children, Cleve, Susie, Larry and Olivia.

Funeral services were held Saturday, November 6, 2004 at Everette Chapel C.M.E. Church in Douglas, Ga., with Rev. J.B. Miller, Rev. Rufus Jolly, and Rev. Othal H. Lakey presiding. Special music included “What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” presented by the attending congregation, “When I See Jesus,” presented by soloist Angela Farrell, and selections rendered by the Everette Chapel Choir. Interment followed in the Douglas City Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were: Theodore Braswell, Jr., Leslie Carson, Anthony Davis, Calente Taylor, Clemel Taylor, and Stacey Taylor.

Honorary pallbearers were: Deacon Robert Bivens, Steward Jerry Braswell, Sr., Deacon James Mizell, Deacon Elsworth Swanson, Deacon Willie Williams, and Deacon Daniel Wilson.

McIver Funeral Home of Douglas, Ga. was in charge of the arrangements.

Reatha Joseph Hargrove

Mrs. Reatha Joseph Hargrove, 98, passed away Tuesday, November 2, 2004, at Buckhead Health and Rehab in Atlanta, Ga.

Mrs. Hargrove, a native of Coffee County, Ga., was born November 17, 1905, the daughter of the late Rev. James and Celia Miller Joseph. She was the fifth child of 14. She was a member of Evergreen Holiness Church, serving as deaconess, missionary, and Mother of the Church.

Survivors include: one daughter, Reva Freeman Locklear of Stone Mountain, Ga.; two granddaughters, Twyla Monique Locklear of Lithonia, Ga., and Antigone Bonnie Locklear of Stone Mountain, Ga.; one brother, Moses Joseph of Pearson, Ga., and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Sunday, November 7, 2004, at 2 p.m., at Evergreen Holiness Church in Pearson, Ga., with Elder Herman Colson officiating and Bishop M. Christopher giving the eulogy. Special music was provided by the church choir and soloist Clynell Gaskin. Interment followed at the Pearson City Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were nephews and great-nephews.

Harrell’s Funeral Home of Douglas, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.

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