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Tattnall County, Georgia Obituary and Death Notice Collection
(Obits and death notices from Various Funeral Homes in the Glennville, Reidsville, Collins, Cobbtown, and Manassas areas.)
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Tattnall County, Georgia Obituary Collection

Tattnall County, Georgia Obituary Collection - 60

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Date: Friday, 5 November 2010, at 3:19 p.m.

Betty Owens

Betty Jean Collins Owens, 57, died Sunday, October 20, 2002, at Davis Regional Hospital in Statesville, North Carolina. The Tattnall County native had lived in Statesville for the past three years. She was a homemaker, and a Baptist.
She is survived by five sisters: Mary Croft of Cooleemee, North Carolina; Margie Bowen of Claxton, Georgia; Linda Bargeron of Glennville, Georgia; Brenda Young of Firestone, Colorado; and Peggy McCurdy of Statesboro, Georgia; four brothers: James Earl Collins of Rome; Billy Ray Collins of Statesboro; and Bennie Enoch Collins and Ellis Collins, both of Glennville.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, at Cobb Funeral Home, Glennville Chapel, with the Rev. Daniel Woodcock officiating. Burial was in Cedar Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery near Collins.
Pallbearers were Barry McGlashan, Marty DeLoach, Ricky DeLoach, David DeLoach, Joey McGlashan, Shannon Collins, Keith Croft, and Timmy DeLoach.
Cobb Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.

Pearl Walker

Pearl DeLoach Walker, 87, died Tuesday, October 15, 2002, at Evans Memorial Hospital in Claxton, Georgia. She was a lifelong resident of Long County, a homemaker, and a member of Glennville First United Pentecostal Church.
She is survived by eight daughters: Pauline Huber and Molly Logan, both of Glennville, Georgia; Mary Moody and Retha Holland, both of Ludowici, Georgia; Rita Walker of Richmond Hill, Georgia; Myrtle Williams of Metter, Georgia; Lois Bryant of Eden; and Mildred Strickland of Pooler; seven sons: Freeman Walker of Jesup, Georgia; and Roy Walker, C. H. Blocker, Douglas Walker, Ronald Walker, Doland Walker, and Noland Walker, all of Glennville; one sister, Beaulah Smiley of Glennville; 34 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, October 17, at Glennville First United Pentecostal Church, with the Rev. James Young, the Rev. Brad Pickren, and the Rev. Robert Houpt officiating. Burial was in Pigot Branch Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Adam Burkhalter; Anthony Moody; Roy Walker, Jr.; Ronnie Todd; Charlton Blocker, Jr.; and Tommy Branch.
Carter Funeral Chapel of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.

Mavis Elders

Mavis Elders, 83, died Saturday, October 16, 2004, at her residence. The Laurens County native had lived in Reidsville since 1942. She retired from Canoochee Electric after 28 years of service, and was a member of Reidsville Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tennyson Elders.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Patricia ‟Boots” and Dean McCall of Bartlesville, Oklahoma; a daughter of her late husband, Dale E. Scott of Reidsville; three grandchildren: Jay McCall, Kay McCall Garrett, and Amy McCall; four great-grandchildren; and several cousins.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 21, in the chapel of Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home, officiated by the Rev. Sterling Bargeron. Interment was in Reidsville City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Jay McCall, Tommy Bostick, Frank Cook, Jacob Garrett, Jack Hill, and Louie Smith, Sr.
Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home of Reidsville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.

Wendy Dale Mosley

Wendy Dale Mosley, 48, died Thursday, October 14, 2004, at her residence. The Tattnall County native was a homemaker.
She is survived by her loving companion of 15 years, Bobby Hester of Glennville; one daughter, Amy Morris of Glennville; her mother, Loree Mosley of Mendes; three sisters and brothers-in-law: Mary Ann and Bobby Ray of Reidsville; and Gail and Sammy Hendrix and Delta and Danny Prudence, all of Glennville; one brother, John Mosley of Mendes; one granddaughter, Jada Morris of Glennville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 16, at Cobb Funeral Home, Glennville chapel, with the Rev. Stephen Toole officiating. Burial was in Harmony United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Danny Prudence, Mark Hendrix, Shane Hendrix, Joshua Gamblin, Russell Pearson, and Dean Pearson.
Cobb Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.

Oscar M. Johnson

Oscar M. Johnson, 63, died Friday, October 22, 2004, at Evans Memorial Hospital. The Wayne County native had lived in Jesup and Glennville most of his life. He was retired from the textile manufacturing industry, an avid hunter and fisherman, and a Baptist.
He is survived by a daughter, Kim Tyre of Belvedere, South Carolina; two sons, Jerry Johnson and Mike Johnson, both of Blackshear; two sisters, Cleo Delgado and Wanda Johnson, both of Sumter, South Carolina; two brothers, Jerome K. Johnson of Glennville and C. G. Johnson of Jesup; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 24, at Carter Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Ernest Dyal officiating. Burial was in New Bethel Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Stephen Wren, Rodney "Tigger” Johnson, Steve Eubanks, Lewis Cobb, Frank Vadala, James Hollaway, and John Edward Johnson.
Carter Funeral Chapel of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.

Cyril E. Durrence

Cyril E. Durrence, 76, died Wednesday, October 20, 2004, at Memorial Medical Center. The lifelong resident of Tattnall County was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, was a veteran of the U. S. Army with 20 years of service, and a member and chaplain for the Glennville VFW and American Legion. He was also a Mason and a member of Philadelphia Lodge #73 , and retired from the Georgia Department of Corrections.
He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Betty S. Durrence of Glennville; one daughter and son-in-law, Anita and Eddie Cohen of Reidsville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mack and Jan Durrence and Clint and Ginger Durrence, all of Glennville; two sisters, Kathryn Baxter of Long County and Joyce Todd of Claxton; three sisters-in-law: Pearl Durrence, Chris Durrence, and Gladys Durrence, all of Glennville; grandchildren: Risha and Van Eason, Amanda Cohen, Harley Durrence, Jonah Durrence, and Matthew Durrence; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 23, at Cobb Funeral Home. Burial was in Glennville City Cemetery with full military honors and Masonic Rites.
Pallbearers were Aubrey Durrence, Greg Durrence, Gary Durrence, Hugh Durrence, Reggie Todd, Gerald Baxter, Erbie James, and John Shoemaker.
Remembrances can be made to the Masonic Children's Home, P. O. Box 1417, Macon, Georgia 31208.
Cobb Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.

Stanley Wallace Brown

Stanley Wallace Brown, 59, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, formerly of Summerville, died Saturday morning, October 23, 2004, in a Chattanooga hospital. He was born in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee, on December 15, 1944, a son of the late Stanley D. and Opal Ivey Brown. He was a retired U. S. Army Specialist 1st Class, having served in Panama, Vietnam, Korea, and two tours of duty in Germany. At present, he was an MP at the Tennessee State County Military Training Facility.
He is survived by his wife, Kathy Vanpelt Brown; a son and daughter-in-law, Gregory Wallace and Sandy Brown of Ketchikan, Alaska; grandchildren, Justin Wallace Brown and Teresa Lynn Brown; sister and brother-in-law, Peggy and Kas Schwarting of Folkston, Georgia; brother, Larry Cecil Brown of South Carolina; and aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 28, from the J. D. Hill Memorial Chapel of Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, with Dr. Paul Mason officiating. Interment will be in Summerville Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be U. S. Army personnel.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the VFW and American Legion, Kisimer Schwarting, and Chris Schwarting.
Earle Rainwater Funeral Home, Inc., is in charge of the arrangements.

Louise D. Yeomans

Louise Dixon Yeomans, 96, died Saturday, October 23, 2004, at Tattnall Community Hospital. The Tattnall County native had lived in Glennville most of her life. She was known for her love of family and friends. She was a homemaker, and a member of Watermelon Creek Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by husbands Malcom Cohen and Roger Yeomans, son Billy Cohen, and grandson Robbie Woods.
She is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Virginia Cavallero and Peggy and Roy Woods, all of Glennville; one daughter-in-law, Lorine Cohen of Glennville; one sister, Mary Mangrum of Reidsville; grandchildren: Pam Brannen, Eddie Cohen, and Norman Cohen, all of Glennville; four great-grandchildren: Risha Eason, Amanda Cohen, Erin Cohen, and Deron Cohen; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 26, at Carter Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Harris Nix officiating. Burial was in Stoney Hill Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Claudie Dixon, Dean Bland, Wayne Kennedy, Matt Terrell, Dale Yeomans, and Chris King.
Carter Funeral Chapel of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.

Bonnie Strickland

Bonnie Strickland, 60, died Friday, October 31, 2003, at Memorial Health University Medical Center. She was a Missouri native, living in this area for the past 25 years. She was a retired civil service clerk with the Ft. Stewart School System, and a member of Little Rock Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Ronnie E. Strickland of Glennville, Georgia; a daughter and son-in-law, April and Trey Riner of Reidsville; sisters and brother-in-law, Bernice and Marion Kennedy of Nampa, Idaho, and Estella Watson of Glennville; a brother and sister-in-law, Carmel and Judy McLone of Pacific, Missouri; a sister-in-law, Rhonda Alicea of Columbus, Georgia; three grandchildren: Chasity Riner, Tyler Riner, and Dustin Riner, all of Reidsville; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, November 3, at Little Rock Baptist Church, with the Rev Gabe Gill and the Rev. Stanley Todd officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ronald Todd, Martin Welch, Arnold Swindell, Ricky Walker, Guy Caison, and Hal Wiggins.
Honorary pallbearers were Reno band members.
Carter Funeral Chapel of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.

Gene Purvis, Sr.

Milton “Gene” Purvis, Sr., 80, died November 6, 2003, at Candler Hospital in Savannah, Georgia. The Tattnall County native was a member of Glennville First Baptist Church. The World War II veteran was a past commander of the VFW and the American Legion. He was also a Mason and a Shriner. He was also owner and operator of a service station in Glennville. He retired from the U. S. Postal Service with 22 years’ service as a letter carrier. He was chairman of the Executive Board of the Georgia State Association of Letter Carriers, and served as representative of the National Association of Letter Carriers, affiliated with A. F. of L. C. I. O. He was an avid sportsman, and a loving father and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton and Georgia Purvis, and a brother, Harry Lee Purvis.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Opal Rushing Purvis of Glennville; a daughter and son-in-law, Marcia and William Jones of Savannah; two sons and daughters-in-law, Milton E., Jr., and Martha Purvis of Lawrenceville and John Lee and Teresa Purvis of Savannah; one sister, Betty Nell Durrence of Savannah; one brother, Jimmy Purvis of Savannah; six grandchildren: Michael Purvis, James Purvis, John Lee Purvis, Megan Griffin, Natalie Jones, and Melissa Jones; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, November 8, at Cobb Funeral Home, Glennville Chapel, with Geofrey Rushing, the Rev. Keith Rustin, and Milton E. Purvis, Jr., officiating. Burial was in Glennville City Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Michael Purvis, James Purvis, Jan Durrence, Donald Valade, Willie Mann, Don Rushing, Matthew Brown, Edward Rushing, and John Lee Purvis.
Honorary pallbearers were members of Glennville High School Class of 1940, and veterans who presented a flag to the family at the graveside services.
Remembrances can be made to the American Cancer Society, c/o Jeanette DeLoach, P. O. Box 188, Reidsville, Georgia 30453.
Cobb Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.

Theron Ray

Theron Hurbert “T. H.” Ray, 89, died October 21, 2003. Born in Glennville, Georgia, he was a resident of Jacksonville, Florida, for 62 years and worked in the road construction business most of his life, last retiring from Dickerson Corporation. He was a member of E. 44th Street Baptist Church, Solomon Lodge #20 F&AM, Scottish Rite Bodies, and Morocco Temple of the Shrine.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ruby Lee Lane Ray; two sons, Charles H. Ray, Sr., and Jackie W. Ray and wife, Carolyn; two sisters, Ruby Coleman and Ouida Dubberly; five grandsons; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 24, in the chapel of Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home Northside Chapel, 4315 Main Street, Jacksonville, Florida, with Pastor Patrick Vaughn, the Rev. Jeff Ray, and the Rev. Mike Ray officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, with Masonic Rites conferred by Solomon Lodge.
Memorials can be made to Community Hospice of N. E. Florida, 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32257.

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