Robert Colson, Jr.
Robert C. Colson, Jr., a 48-year resident of Huntsville, Alabama, died Friday, March 21, 2003, at the age of 82. He was originally from Tattnall County, Georgia, and was a graduate of Glennville High School. He was a 30-year Army officer. He served in World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, and was a P.O.W. in Germany. He retired as area manager from Woodmen of the World in 1989, and was active in the Huntsville Civitan.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Rob and Lucy Colson of Huntsville, Alabama, and a granddaughter, Elizabeth.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 24, at 2 p.m. at the family home in Hagan, Georgia. Interment with military honors was in Brewton Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Red Cross as a tribute for the assistance provided to him while a P.O.W.
J. Mellie NeSmith Funeral Home of Claxton, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.
Delmas Durden, 76, died Monday, March 24, 2003, at Glenvue Nursing Home in Glennville, Georgia. The Tattnall County native had lived in Glennville for the past 20 years. He was a retired captain of Georgia State Prison, and attended Oak Grove Baptist Church in Glennville.
He is survived by his wife, Retta Durden of Glennville; one son, Taron Durden of Milledgeville, Georgia; one daughter, Delaree Fine of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; one stepson, Terry Chastin of Salem, Indiana; one brother, F. M. “Sonny” Durden of Lyons, Georgia; three sisters: Virginia O’Neal of Glennville; and Sarah Kelly and Peggy Jones, both of Belle Glade, Florida; four grandchildren: Zachary Durden, Jennifer Fine, Austin Durden, and Katie Fine; four stepgrandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 26, at Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home in Reidsville, Georgia.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in the chapel of Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Marvin United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home of Reidsville, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements.
John Newton Wall
John Newton Wall, 90, died Sunday, March 24, 2002, at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia. The Burke County native attended Mercer University and was a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Georgia Southern University and a Post Graduate degree in Education from The University of Georgia. He was a World War II U. S. Air Force veteran.
He was a Principal of Tattnall County Schools for 28 years, and promoted the building of the Glennville High School gymnasium and football field. He retired after 16 years as Principal of Ft. Stewart Elementary School. He served for over 50 years in the Masonic Lodge, the Shrine Club, the VFW, the American Legion, and the Lions Club. He had been a member of Glennville First Baptist Church for over 50 years where he had served as a deacon and a Sunday School teacher. He also served as President of the First District Principals Association, a member of The University of Georgia Alumni Association, the Tattnall County Retired Teachers Association, and the Georgia Education Association. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Mary Elizabeth Williams Wall.
He is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Malinda and Mike McLendon of Greensboro, Georgia; three granddaughters and two grandsons-in-law: Kitty and Charlie Singleton of Scottsboro, Alabama; and Michaelyn and Todd Rozar and Betsy McLendon, all of Athens, Georgia; and a dear friend, Lillian Hobbs of Glennville, Georgia.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 26, at 2 p.m. at Glennville First Baptist Church, with the Rev. Keith Rustin and Bro. Robert Kicklighter officiating. Burial was in Glennville City Cemetery
Pallbearers were Jimmy McCurdy, Jared Durrence, Roger Wilkinson, Daniel Bruner, Julian Thomas, and A. Rahn III.
Remembrances can be made to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering at Glennville First Baptist Church.
Cobb Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.
Carlos W. Blocker, Jr.
Carlos Winfield Blocker, Jr., of Petersburg, Virginia, died Friday, March 24, 2006. He was a native of Glennville, born the son of Carlos W. Blocker, Sr., and the late Kate M. Blocker. He was retired from Civil Service at Ft. Lee, Virginia, and also previously worked with the Parks and Recreation Department for Chesterfield County.
He is survived by his wife, Brenda D. Blocker; one son, Carlos W. Blocker III; one stepson, Michael W. Barnes; two sisters, Lela Jane Sarrell and husband Warren, and Carolyn Mobley and husband Jim; four grandchildren; three nieces and one nephew; and one aunt, Alijean Hambdin of Glennville.
A graveside funeral was held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 27, at Sunset Memorial Park.
T. J. Morriss & Son Funeral Home of Petersburg, Virginia, was in charge of the arrangements.
Billy Busby, 73, died Tuesday night, March 21, 2006, at Evans Memorial Hospital. The Tattnall County native had lived in Reidsville all his life.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 23, at Reidsville City Cemetery, with the Rev. William Prince officiating.
Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home of Reidsville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.
Bennie Carter, 77, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at Tattnall Community Hospital in Reidsville. He was a lifelong resident of Collins, and a retired farmer. He was a member of Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church in Collins.
He is survived by one daughter, Nancy C. Brown of Leesburg, Florida; three sisters: Deloris Yearby and Charlie Mae Lucas, both of Miami, Florida; and Doris Yearby of Valdosta; 11 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 23, at the chapel of King and Sons Funeral Home. The Rev. J. K. Smith performed the services. Burial was private.
King and Sons Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.
Leslie Laura Dunn died Thursday, March 23, 2006. She was born June 6, 1941, the daughter of Andrew and Ola Mae Wicker. She was a loving mother and wife who devoted her life and strength into ensuring the happiness and best welfare of all who were near and dear to her heart. Through troubled times and changes, she stood as the unchanging force in their lives that provided the strength and stability to make it through whatever circumstances arose. Through good times, she provided the love and laughter that filled their hearts.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Maloyd Dunn; and three brothers: Willie Joe Wicker, Clyde Wicker, and Claude Wicker.
She is survived by brothers and sister-in-law: Rudolph Wicker (Lillah Wicker), Randolph Wicker, and Ricky Wicker; children: Cheryl Mincey, Derrel Mincey (Peggy Mincey, daughter-in-law), Tammy Lewis, Sandra Dixon (Melvin Dixon, son-in-law), Andre Dunn, Tonya Armstead (Michael Armstead, son-in-law), and Corey Dunn; grandchildren: Sonya Killingsworth, Mandi Roberson, Tina Carter, Angie Mincey, Phillip Mincey, Kiana Mincey, Latoya Lewis, T'Keyah Lewis, Johnathan Dixon, Tierra Dixon, Tamesha Dixon, Jaral Dixon, Tyrone Fair II, Malik Fair, Arianna Armstead, Tiquasha Dunn, and Corey Dunn, Jr.; and many nieces, nephews, and loving friends.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, at New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Glennville. Interment was in Glennville City Cemetery.
King and Sons Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.
Ann Frink, 72, died March 26, 2006, at Tattnall Community Hospital. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Reidsville.
She is survived by two daughters, Charlotte Frink-Paynes and Katherine Renee Frink Hamlett; one son, Aaron Frink, Jr.; two granddaughters, Nakia Benjamin and Michelle Paynes; three grandsons: Timothy Akil Hamlett, Aaron Frink, and Paul Frink; and three brothers: Carol Oglesby, Gene Oglesby, and Ben Oglesby.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 31, in the sanctuary of Harper's Funeral Home in Claxton.
Funeral services will be held at 12 noon Saturday, April 1, at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Reidsville. Interment was in Hagan Cemetery in Hagan.
Harper's Funeral Home of Claxton, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.
Tommy W. Holland, Sr.
Tommy W. Holland, Sr., 55, of Ludowici, Georgia, died Thursday, March 23, 2006, after a short illness. The Florida native had lived in Long County most of his life. He was a member of Pigott Branch Baptist Church, a Civil Service employee at Ft. Stewart, and was an avid fisherman. He was a U. S. Army veteran.
He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Gloria Smith Holland of Ludowici; two sons, Tommy (Dannette) Holland, Jr., of Ludowici and Shaun Holland of Ludowici, serving with the 48th Brigade of the Georgia National Guard in Iraq; a sister, Francise Mobley of Ludowici; two brothers, Jackie Holland and Charles Holland of Ludowici; two grandchildren, Blake Holland and Shauna Holland, both of Ludowici; his mother-in-law, Jean Gordon Milton of Ludowici; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, at Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Paul Weldon and the Rev. Stanley Todd officiating. Interment was in Concord Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Terry Waters, Billy Hall, Jimmy Morgan, Kent Hall, James Waters, and Freddie Hall.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the DOL Paint Shop at Ft. Stewart.
Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home of Jesup, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.
Preston L. Purvis
Preston L. Purvis, 74, died Saturday, March 25, 2006, at the Medical College of Georgia after a short illness. He was a native of Tattnall County. He retired from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, and he also served in the U. S. Air Force. He was a member of Waynesboro United Methodist Church where he was involved with the Men's Club. He was a member of the Police Officers Association of Georgia. He graduated from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Academy in Washington, D. C.
He is survived by two sons, James Purvis of Sylvania and Dennis Sapp of Waynesboro; three daughters: Eva Marie Everson of Orlando, Florida; Mary DeLaigle of Sylvania; and Martha Dungan of Louisiana; two brothers, Clarence Purvis of Glennville and Vondes Purvis of Savannah; one sister, Audrey DeLoach of West Monroe, Louisiana; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, at First United Methodist Church in Waynesboro, with the Rev. Marshall Singletary officiating, assisted by Dr. David Carter and the Rev. Henry Irvin. Interment was in Burke Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Robert Williford, Rodney Braswell, Ted Perkins, Wendell Barefield, Bob Bolton, and Bill Hargrove.
Contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church Building Fund in Waynesboro or the American Cancer Society, c/o Jeanette DeLoach, Memorial Chair, P. O. Box 188, Reidsville, Georgia 30453.
DeLoach-Kennedy Funeral Home of Waynesboro, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.
Almania Kicklighter Anderson, 90, died Sunday, March 5, 2006, at Evans Alma Cristina Navarro Dahl, 39, died Saturday, March 11, 2006, at Memorial Health University Medical Center. The Mexico native had lived in Chicago for many years, moving to Claxton two years ago. She was a homemaker, and a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church where she served as Voluntary Secretary. She served as a teacher for the Rectory Education Program and received the Bishop Gartland Award for distinguished service to the church.
She is survived by her husband, Ignacio Cepeda of Claxton; children: Natna G. Dahl, Jose A. Dahl, Manuel Cepeda, and Josue A. Sanchez, all of Claxton; parents, Andres and Maria Navarro of Claxton; brothers and sisters: Alberto Navarro and Josefina Navarro, both of Mexico; Alfredo Navarro of California; Consuelo Navarro, Luz Perez, and Moises Navarro, all of Claxton; Maria Garcia and Teresa Magallon, both of Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 16, at St. Christopher Catholic Church in Claxton, with Father Brian LaBurt officiating. Burial will be in Brewton Cemetery.
Carter Funeral Chapel of Glennville, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements.
Lois Rolls Barrow, 84, died Tuesday, March 14, 2006, at Glenvue Nursing Home. The Tattnall County native had lived in Glennville all her life. She was a homemaker, and was a member of Ebenezer Free Will Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Zenes Barrow, and a son, Elzene Barrow; three daughters and sons-in-law: Mary Sue and Jerry Ray of Claxton, and Twindell and Jerry Brueggeman and Shirley and David Mosley of Glennville; a daughter-in-law, Young Barrow of Savannah; two brothers, Lester Rolls of Glennville and Prentice Rolls of Commerce; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 17, at Carter Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Oscar Rowe, Jr., officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Brian Ray, Gerald Brueggeman, Scott Ray, Andy Durrence, Timmy Ray, and Patrick DeLoach.
Carter Funeral Chapel of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.
James R. Brown
James Rowland Brown died Friday, March 17, 2006, after a long illness. He was born on June 9, 1917, in Macon, the only child of the late J. Rowland Brown, Sr., and Ellen Sutton Brown. His parents were natives of "Brown's Crossing" in Baldwin County where their families had lived for generations. He graduated from Lanier High School in 1935, briefly attended Mercer University, and then was hired by Southern Bell in 1937. He worked for that company, and later at AT&T for the next 43 years. He enlisted in Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 121st Infantry, Georgia National Guard, serving two enlistments, advancing to the rank of sergeant and company communications officer. He was a Deacon and General Secretary of Sunday School at Ingleside Baptist Church for over 40 years. He was also a 32nd Degree Mason, Macon Lodge No. 5, and a member of the Scottish Rite, as well as the Golden K Kiwanis Club.
He is survived by his wife, Lois Baxter Brown of Macon; a daughter, Gayle K. Brown of Macon; a brother-in-law, S. M. Baxter of Glennville; nephews, D. Mark Baxter (Meg) of Macon and John S. Baxter of Glennville; a niece, Rebecca B. Thompson of Glennville; and several great nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 19, in Riverside Cemetery, with the Rev. Mark Hudgins officiating.