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Georgia Obituary and Death Notice Collection - Coffee County - 54

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Date: Friday, 1 July 2011, at 12:53 a.m.

Charles Kenneth Glenn

Mr. Charles Kenneth Glenn, 71, of Alma, Ga., passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at the Bacon County Hospital in Alma, Ga., following an extended illness.

Mr. Glenn, a native of Newton County, Miss., was born October 19, 1932, the son of the late Leroy and Minnie Lee Castillo Glenn. He was a retired lumber company night watchman.

Survivors include: one sister, Linda Glenn Reilly of Jacksonville, Ga.; one uncle, James Edwin Glenn of Columbus, Ms.; one aunt, Gertrude Gordon of Hickory, Ms.; and several cousins.

Funeral services were held Saturday, March 13, 2004, at 11 a.m., at the Nicholls Baptist Church, with Rev. Jerry Campbell officiating. The congregation sang "Amazing Grace" with Shirley Thomas accompanying at the piano and Wilbert Anderson accompanhing at the organ. Burial followed in the Meeks Cemetery near Nicholls, Ga.

Active pallbearers were Duane Page, Sammy Surrency, Paul Hersey, Larry Page, Mike Justice, P. A. Lee, and Robert Johnson.

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

George R. Johnson

Mr. George R. Johnson, 87, of Douglas, Ga., passed away early Sunday morning, March 14, 2004, at Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas, Ga., following an extended illness.

Mr. Johnson, a native of Bartow, Fla., had lived in the Douglas area for many years. Prior to moving to Douglas, he had lived in the Tifton area where he retired as a barber. He had also lived in the Albany area and was employed as an apartment complex manager, and also resided in the Scottsboro, Ala., area for some time. Mr. Johnson was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include: his wife, Sara Lila Kirkland Johnson of Douglas, Ga.; one step-daughter, Sherrill Holt of Chattanooga, Tenn.; one step-son, David Horton of Douglas, Ga.; seven step-grandchildren, a number of step-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and other relatives, including a special niece, Judy Sayer of Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, March 16, 2004, at the Chapel of Ricketson Funeral Home, with Rev. Melvin Holt officiating. Special musical selections included "If I Knew of a Land" and "Just Inside the Eastern Gates," presented by Paul Hutcheson, Derward Buchan, and pianist Scott Roberts. Soft piano music for the prelude and postlude were also provided by Mr. Roberts. Interment followed in the Chatterton Grove Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Mark Horton, John Horton, Matthew Horton, Jimmy Horton, Bill Mullins, Gary Southerland, Mike Sears, and Kevin Burrows.

Honorary pallbearers were Tim Anderson, Butch McDuffie, Lynwood Horton, James Vickers, Huey Sears, and Don Anderson.

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

John David Brawner

Mr. John David Brawner, 45, of Douglas, Ga., passed away Sunday, March 7, 2004, at the Taylor Telfair Regional Medical Center in Telfair County, Ga., as a result of injuries received in a motor vehicle accident.

Mr. Brawner, a native of Coffee County, Ga., was born May 13, 1958, the son of Martha Milhollin Brawner and the late William Heyward Brawner. He was a sales director at ESCO Industries Inc.

Survivors include: one son, Will Brawner of Douglas, Ga.; one daughter, Blair Brawner of Douglas, Ga.; mother, Martha Brawner of Douglas, Ga.; two brothers, Mike Brawner of Douglas, Ga., and Bill Brawner of Broxton, Ga.; nieces and nephews, Loi and Ron Lott, Liz and Chris Grantham, Brooke and Jeremy Lott; one aunt, Venita Milhollin and family.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at 2 p.m., at the Douglas First Baptist Church, with Rev. Shep Johnson officiating. Soloist Blair Brawner sang "I Know You By Heart." Also, the congregation sang "He Lives," with Lewis Sinclair, organist, and Judy Foskey, pianist. Burial followed in the Douglas City Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Chuck Sims, Bill Ellis, Rand Vickers, Jimmy Atkinson, Jr., Don Brooks, Joey Hand, Haley Ellis, and Bonwell Royal.

Honorary pallbearers were Will Ellis, Wink Hallmark, Wayne Deas, Judy Spikes, Faye Paulk, Sally Bryan, Randy Crook, Greg Grimes, James Coffee, Larry Tew, Jimmy Atkinson, Sr., Scott Moore, Walt Dockery, Bobby Bridges, Ben Vickers, Terry Moore, Sammy Lastinger, David Vickers, Holmes, Bailey, Cam Patterson, Gene Haskins, Walter Jardine, Scotty Souther, Brent Farrar, Greg Lewis, Jaran Ray, Van Grantham, and Dennis Rollins.

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

Shirley Merritt Stinson

Mrs. Shirley Merritt Stinson, 66, of Willacoochee Hwy., Douglas, Ga., passed away Wednesday, March 10, 2004, at home following an extended illness.

Mrs. Stinson, a native of Coffee County, Ga., was born October 6, 1937, the daughter of the late Clem and Ethel Andrews Merritt. She was a homemaker, a retired medical secretary and an EMT.

Survivors include: one son, Tim Stinson of Douglas, Ga.; one daughter Robin Wright and husband, Billy Ray, of Douglas, Ga.; five grandchildren, Jonathan Stinson, Jeremy Stinson, Kasey Wright, and Asia Boatright, all of Douglas, Ga., and T. W. Stinson of Clewiston, Fla.; one brother, Jerry Merritt and wife, Amanda, and sons, Zach and Stacy of Tifton, Ga.; nephews; cousin, Barbara Flowers; two aunts, Louella Cartwright of Pearson, Ga., and Rosa Andrews of Douglas, Ga.

Funeral services were held Friday, March 12, 2004, at 2 p.m., at the Southview Church of God, with Rev. Hilton Martin officiating. Judy Foskey and Jamey Shrouder sang "The Light House" and "In The Arms Of The Angels," with Judy Foskey accompanying at the piano. Burial followed in the Douglas City Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Miles Burkett, Chris Malphus, Gene Taylor, Mike Cartwright, Allen Purvis, Dewayne Miller, Loran Shrouder, and William Upchurch.

Honorary were Leroy Wright and Willard Andrews.

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

Lynda Gayle Dixon

Mrs. Lynda Gayle Dixon, 61, of Creekwood Road, Douglas, Ga., passed away Friday, February 27, 2004, at home following an extended illness.

Mrs. Dixon, a native of Wayne County, Ga., was born November 22, 1942, the daughter of Marjorie Crews McCall and the late Attis Carroll McCall. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include: her husband, Avery W. Dixon of Douglas, Ga.; three sons, Greg Dixon, Brian Dixon, and James Dixon, all of Douglas, G.a; one daughter, Brenda Dixon of North Carolina; mother, Marjorie McCall of Douglas, Ga.; three rothers, Jack McCall of Waycross, Ga., Randy McCall of Saint Marys, Ga., and Larry McCall of Reno, Nv.; 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Monday, March 1, 2004, at 11 a.m., at the Sims Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Don Harper officiating. Burial followed at the Enon Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Blackshear, Ga.

Active pallbearers were Lewis Jacobs, Scott Dixon, Danny Boyette, Wendell Dixon, and John McCartney.

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

Marvin Stone

Mr. Marvin Stone, 94, of Rt. 2, Pearson, Ga., passed away Saturday, February 28, 2004, at Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas, Ga., following an extended illness.

Mr. Stone, a native of a part of Coffee County that is now Atkinson County, Ga., was born October 24, 1909, the son of the Elam and Nancy Harrell Stone. He was a retired farmer, attended Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, and was the widow of the late Bell Brown Stone.

Survivors include: one daughter, Alice Gilbert and husband, Walter, of Pearson, Ga.; one son, Elmon Stone and wife, Elouise, of Pearson, Ga.; one brother, E.L. Stone of Pearson, Ga.; four grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, 11 step-great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchildren, two step-great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Stone was preceded in death by one brother, Curtis Stone, and one sister, Gladys Brown.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Monday, March 1, 2004, at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, with Rev. Charles Brown and Rev. Melvin Burch officiating. Special music included "I'm Going Home," rendered by Nicole and Christy Youngblood, with Christy Youngblood accompanying at the piano; "Prettiest Flowers" and "Amazing Grace," sung by the Sweetwater Creek Singers (D.Q. Pittman, guitar; Huey Bennett, mandolin; and Neal Gillis, banjo); and "Go Rest High on That Mountain," offered by tape. Prelude and postlude selections were played by pianist Christy Youngblood. Interment followed in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Jerry Davis, Lamar Davis, Dale Davis, Greg Brown, McKay Youngblood, and Nipper Gillis.

Honorary pallbearers were Herman Tucker, Jimmy Brown, Chester Brown, L.G. Smith, Wilburn Taft, Henry Smith, and Ron Daniels.

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

Sandra Scott Pritchard

Mrs. Sandra Scott Pritchard, 57, of Hazlehurst, Ga., passed away Thursday, February 19, 2004, at the Jeff Davis County Hospital.

Mrs. Pritchard, a native of Camden County, Ga., was born April 22, 1946, the daughter of the late Ellie Oligoton and Jeanette Radford Scott. She was a homemaker.

Survivors include: one daughter, Jeanne Marie Pritchard of Douglas, Ga.; one son, Donald Pritchard of Alto, Ga.; one son-in-law, Robert Gibbs of Douglas, Ga.; three sisters, Jean Gomillion of Buria, La., Jackie Tillman of Codine, Ala., and Omeida Patterson of Berwick, La.; six grandchildren, Cassie Britton, Chelsa Gibbs, Alicia Gibbs, Cassandra Gibbs, Lee Pritchard, and Perry Scott Pritchard.

Graveside services and burial were held Monday, February 23, 2004, at 2 p.m., at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Wilcox County, Ga., with Rev. George Carroll Paulk officiating.

Active pallbearers were Elizabeth Matthews, Mary Jane Chess, Edward Matthews, Dennis Chess, Charles Christopher Scott, and Gordon Strout.

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

Sarah Jo Youngblood Noble

Mrs. Sarah Jo Youngblood Noble, 46, of Brunswick, Ga., passed away Monday, February 23, 2004, at Saint Vincent's Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fla.

Mrs. Noble, a native of Glynn County, Ga., was born January 29, 1958, the daughter of the late Joseph Leaston and Alma Kathryn Key Youngblood. She was a retired RN and the widow of the late Charles Willis Noble.

Survivors include: one son, Josh Noble of Brunswick, Ga.; parents, J.L. and Alma Kathryn Youngblood of Brunswick, Ga.; special friend, William Preston King.

Funeral services were held Thursday, February 26, 2004, at 2 p.m., at the Saginaw Baptist Church, Nicholls, Ga., with Rev. Donnie Kirkland officiating. Pianist and soloist Liz Kirkland sang "Serenaded By Angels" and "Amazing Grace." Burial followed at the Saginaw Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Ed Harper, Nicky Kirkland, Jimmy Kirkland, Darien Kirkland, Marshall Kirkland, and David White.

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

Kermit Steve Moon

Mr. Kermit Steve Moon, 47, passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2004.

Mr. Moon, the son of the late Vivian Phillips of Coffee County, Ga., and grandson of the late Leon and Marie Stewart of Coffee County, Ga., was a U.S. Navy veteran.

Survivors include: one daughter, Lori Wilson of Bainbridge, Ga.; two sons, Chris Moon and Brent Moon, both of Winder, Ga.; three grandchildren, Caleb, Coleman, and Lane Wilson; four brothers, Bennie Lee (Scoot) Moon, Jr., of Coffee County, Ga., William Allen (Billy) Moon of Kissimmee, Fla., Larry Michael Moon of Huntsville, Ala., and Daron Moulder of Flowery Branch, Ga.; two sisters, Betty Lynn Moon of Coffee County, Ga., and Kathy Marie Beeken of Cumming, Ga.

Memorial services were held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 28, 2004, at Reedy Branch Church in Broxton, Ga.

Billy D. Sowell

Mr. Billy D. Sowell, 54, passed away Thursday, February 26, 2004, at his residence under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice.

Mr. Sowell, a native of Coffee County, Ga., lived in Swainsboro, Ga., for 30 years before moving to Statesboro in 1999. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, owned and operated Movies To Go in Swainsboro for many years, and was a member of Swainsboro Jaycees and Trinity Baptist Church in Nevils.

Survivors include: his wife, Marion Davies Sowell of Statesboro, Ga.; one daughter, Pam Hardin and husband, Rob, of Knoxville, Tn.; one son, Will Sowell and wife, Bobbie, of Dallas, Tx.; two step-daughters, Denise Jones and husband, Robbie, and Debbie Deal and husband, Randy, all of Statesboro, Ga.; one step-son, Gene Davies of Statesboro, Ga.; two sisters, Mary Sue Scofield of LaGrange, Ga., and Ouida Ruth Taft of Tallahassee, Fla.; one brother, Pete Sowell of Raleigh, N.C.; eight grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 28, 2004, at 2 p.m., in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro, Ga. Burial followed in the Swainsboro City Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, Ga. 30459.

Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home of Statesboro, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.

Estelle McDaniel Bevil

Mrs. Estelle McDaniel Bevil, 82, of Douglas, Ga., formerly of Warner Robins, Ga., passed away Sunday, February 22, 2004, at Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas, Ga.

Mrs. Bevil, a native of Bradley County, Ark., was born January 26, 1922, the daughter of the late Odie and Dora Pruitt McDaniel. She was a homemaker and a member of Carver Baptist Church, Douglas, Ga.

Survivors include: her husband, Joe T. Bevil of Douglas, Ga.; three daughters, Shirley Lesky and husband, Ed, of Darby, Mt., Cathy Williams and husband, Bruce, of Lititz, Pa., and Donna Bryant and husband, Jerry, of Douglas, Ga.; five grandchildren, Nancy Lesky, Willie Lesky and wife, Heather, Joe Bryant and wife, Sally, Phillip Bryant, and Patrick Williams; two great-grandchildren, Megan Lloyd and Bailey Bryant.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 25, 2004, at 2 p.m., at the Carver Baptist Church, with Rev. Marty Carnes officiating. Soloist Vickie Thornton sang "Sounds Like Home To Me" and "Amazing Grace;" the congregation sang "In The Garden" and "Just A Closer Walk With Thee," with Kaye Guthrie accompanying at the piano. Burial followed in the Carver Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Ronnie Wiggins, Don Thornton, Scott Wiggins, Joe Bryant, Phillip Bryant, and Patrick Williams.

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

Ethel Lewis Kirkland

Mrs. Ethel Lewis Kirkland, 93, of Old Nicholls Hwy., Nicholls, Ga., passed away Saturday, February 28, 2004, at home following an extended illness.

Mrs. Kirkland, a native of Coffee County, Ga., was born November 2, 1910, the daughter of the late Alexander S. and Lizzie Della Gamble Lewis. She was a homemaker, widow of the late Willie Love Kirkland, and a member of Chatterton Holiness Baptist Church.

Survivors include: three daughters, Martha Bateman of Macon, Ga., Sarah Ethridge of Winder, Ga., and Sally Brown of Anderson, S.C.; 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 8 hreat-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Kirkland was preceded in death by one sone, Dr. Willie Jim Kirkland.

Funeral services were held at Chatterton Holiness Baptist Church on Monday, March 1, 2004, at 11 a.m., with Rev. Harold Barnes officiating. Clydine Sprouse gave the eulogy. Faye Adams, Chris Purvis, and Carolyn Wright sang "Heaven Is My Resting Place" and "Prettiest Flowers." Also, the congregation sang "Amazing Grace," with Lois Mills accompanying at the piano. Burial followed in the Chatterton Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Brent Kirkland, Adair Sprouse, William Daniel Ethridge, Robert Kirkland Etheridge, Joseph Shirley, Douglas Kirkland, Ken Mote, and James Carstarpher.

Honorary pallbearers were granddaughters.

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

Johnny Pruitt

Mr. Johnny Pruitt, 54, of Nicholls, Ga., passed away Wednesday, February 18, 2004.

Mr. Pruitt, a native of Nicholls, Ga., was born February 22, 1949, the son of the late Dollie Mae Pruitt and Everett Pruitt. He was a member of Macedonia Holiness Church in Nicholls, Ga.

Survivors include: one son, Michael Pruitt of Nicholls, Ga.; sisters, Overa Martin (John Lee) Shirley (Frank) Harris, Norma Gene Pruitt, Tammy Dover, and Joyce Pruitt; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Pruitt was preceded in death by two brothers, Buddy Pruitt and Tommy Pruitt, and three sisters, Pearlie Mae Dover, Mary Brown, and Geneva Pruitt.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, February 25, 2004, at Macedonia Holiness Church, with Rev. Franklin D. Moses officiating. Special music was provided by soloist Martha Baity.

Active pallbearers were nephews and friends.

Honorary pallbearers were Marlin Trotter, Frank Pruitt, Frank Harris, C.J. Thomas, Phillip Grady, Edward Harris, Sammy T. Trotter, David Young, Dedricas Robinson, and Howard Munford.

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

Willie Dean Stapleton

Mrs. Willie Dean Stapleton, 72, of Oak Park Street, Douglas, Ga., passed away Wednesday, February 25, 2004, at Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, Fla.

Mrs. Stapleton, a native of Coffee County, Ga., was born February 12, 1932, the daughter of the late Taft and Mattie Music Taylor. She was a homemaker and the widow of the late George Stapleton.

Survivors include: two daughters, Willie Jane Williams and Glenda Taylor, both of Douglas, Ga.; two sisters, Jewel Bradley of Douglas, Ga., and Jackie Smith of Denton, Ga.; one brother, Wilton Taylor of Nicholls, Ga.; 19 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 28, 2004, at 2 p.m., at New Life Christian Center, Douglas, Ga., with Rev. Victor Gilbert and Rev. Robert Tanner officiating. Soloist/pianist Melinda Gilbert sang "Consider The Lilies;" also taped selections of "Rose Without Thorns" and "Go Rest High On That Mountain" were provided. Burial followed at the Carver's Chapel Church Cemetery in Jeff Davis County, Ga.

Active pallbearers were Bobby Taylor, Edward Stone, Edison Williams, Wayne Williams, and Amanulla Merrite.

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

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