Martha Ethel Dubberly Taylor, 87, died Saturday morning, November 26, 2005, at Glenvue Nursing Home in Glennville, Georgia. A native of Wayne County, she lived in Florida for over 19 years where she worked as a cook for the Duval Home for handicapped children. She was Baptist by faith. She was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Macy Yawn Dubberly; one sister, Maude Strickland; one brother, Richard Dubberly; and her husband, Ernie Franklin Taylor.
She is survived by five daughters and sons-in-law: Jackie and Roscoe Odum of Glennville; Elouise and Jimmy Willis of Live Oak, Florida; Betty Ruth and Cleveland Westberry of Fernandina Beach, Florida; Patricia and Ralph Morton of Marietta, Georgia; and Lawanda and Terry Gilmore of Lafayette, Tennessee; three sons and daughters-in-law: Winton and Jonette Taylor and Oliver and Donna Taylor of Blackshear and Ernie and Peggy Taylor of New Tazwell, Tennessee; two sisters, Mary Trowgett of Jacksonville, Florida, and Jeanette Lowman of Patterson; one brother, Romie Dubberly of Patterson; 24 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, at Pearson-Treadwell Chapel. Interment was in Mill Creek Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsontreadwell.com.
Pearson-Treadwell Funeral Home of Blackshear, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.
Michael Gunter Brewton, 40, died Tuesday, November 29, 2005.
He is survived by his wife, Michelle Brewton of Leeds, Alabama; sons, Camden Brewton and Trevor Brewton of Leeds, Alabama; his father, William "Billy" Brewton of Hoover, Alabama (formerly of Glennville); his mother, Connie Brewton of Mississippi; sisters and brother-in-law, Catherine and Stephen Adams of Woodland Hills, California, and Lisa Anne and Jamie Rowell of Jacksonville, Florida; and a brother and sister-in-law, the Rev. Glenn B. and Sande Brewton of Homewood, Alabama.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 2, at Lakeshore Memorial Chapel, with the Rev. Glenn B. Brewton officiating. Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, December 4, at Glennville City Cemetery.
Cobb Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of local arrangements.
Lee Clark Cain
Lee Clark Cain, 80, a native of Coffee County, Alabama, died December 5, 2005, at Ogeechee Area Hospice.
An Honor Graduate of Elba High School in 1943, he was appointed to the Merchant Marine Academy, and attended medic corpsman-purser's school in New York. He worked for Lykes Line out of New Orleans, transporting oil along the eastern seaboard during the war years. After V-J Day, he transported materials to the Philippines and returned troops to the United States.
He attended Troy State University, and received his undergraduate degree from Samford University. He taught public school in Opp, Alabama. His master's degree had been earned at Peabody when the Korean War erupted, at which time he volunteered for the Air Force.
After service, he returned to his high school teaching career at Fort Walton Beach, Florida, and earned his Doctor of Education at the University of Alabama Tuscaloosa.
In 1962, he came to Georgia Southern College, where he worked supervising student teachers and advising social science teachers. In 1987, he was made Professor Emeritus.
In the summer of 1939, he and twenty-eight others responded to the call of Christ during a youth revival at Basin Baptist Church in his home community. He taught Sunday School, and served for years as pianist. Upon coming to Statesboro, he was involved as a BTU youth counselor at Statesboro First Baptist Church.
After marriage, he transferred his membership to Statesboro First United Methodist Church. There he has served as teacher of adult Sunday School classes, on the Administrative Board, as Lay Leader, on the Missions Commission, as delegate to Annual Conference, in the Historical Societies of the South Georgia Conference, and the Southeastern Jurisdiction. He has participated in the World Methodist Conferences in Singapore in 1991; in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1996; and in Brighton, England, in 2001.
He was the last survivor of the six men in 1967 who re-established a Gideons' Camp in the area. His special Gideon ministry was insuring that each fifth grader in the area received a New Testament.
He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Martha Tootle Cain of Statesboro; two sisters and a brother-in-law Sibyl Cain Wise of Elba, Alabama, Patsy Cain Hatcher, and her husband, Robert, of Dothan, Alabama; a brother and sister-in-law, James Ralph and Peggy Cain of Elba, Alabama; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 9, at the Statesboro First United Methodist Church. Interment will be in the Eastside Cemetery.
Memorials may be sent to The Georgia Gideons International, P.O. Box 994, Statesboro, Georgia 30459; The Mission at Statesboro UMC, P.O. Box 2048, Statesboro, Georgia 30459; The Cain Scholarship in Science Education c/o GSU Foundation, P.O. Box 8053, Statesboro, Georgia 30460; Ogeechee Area Hospice P. O. Box 531, Statesboro, Georgia 30459.
Active pallbearers will be Kristopher Cain, Gregory Cain, Jeff Wise, Johnny White, Michael Carr, Jeremiah Tootle, Dr. Jason McGibony, and Johnny Martin, Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Crusaders Sunday School Class, and the Bulloch-Screven Camp Gideons International.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home of Statesboro, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements.
Joseph Delbert Wilson, 73, died Wednesday, November 30, 2005, at his home. The Tattnall County native lived in Pooler for the past 41 years. He retired from Union Camp (bag factory), and was a member of Rothwell Baptist Church where he was an ordained Deacon and sang in the choir. He had served on the Pooler City Council, and served his country in the U. S. Marines.
He is survived by his wife, Julia Oleta Wilson of Pooler; three daughters and sons-in-law: Dianne and Danny Gay of Faulkville, JoAnn and Don Bryan of Richmond Hill, and Kathy and Bruce Allen of Pooler; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters: Tillie DeLoach and Annette Groover of Glennville and Martha Guy of Townsend; two brothers, Edward Marshburn and Gerald Marshburn of Glennville; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 2, at Rothwell Baptist Church. Interment was in Hillcrest Abbey West Cemetery.
Remembrances can be made to the Rothwell Baptist Church Building Fund, 216 East Rothwell Street, Pooler, Georgia 31322.
Thomas C. Strickland and Sons Funeral Home, West Chatham Chapel, of Pooler, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.
Mason Reid Bargeron
Mason Reid Bargeron, infant son of Julius and Melinda Bargergon, died Monday, December 12, 2005, at Memorial Health University Hospital in Savannah.
He is survived by his parents, Julius and Melinda Bargeron; paternal grandparents, Pat and Gwen Anderson and the late Julius Bargeron; maternal grandparents, Wayne and Nancy Sands; and several cousins, aunts, and uncles.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 14, at Carter Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Bargeron and the Rev. Brian Smith officiating. Burial was in the Glennville City Cemetery.
Carter Funeral Chapel of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.
Durwood Durrence, 66, died Friday, December 9, 2005. He was born in Mendes, Georgia, on August 1, 1939, to the late Marcus Lee and Ruth Purvis Durrence. He had been a resident of Jacksonville, Florida, since 1960. After graduating from high school, he served in the U. S. Marine Corps for six years. He was in the grocery business for 44 years, and retired from Publix Supermarkets. He was preceded in death by his son, Steve Durrence.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Lavon; sons, Calvin Lee Durrence (Beverly Bruton) and William Mark Durrence; a brother, Marquette Durrence; sisters, Marklyn Durrence and Claudette Haddock; and grandchildren: Earl, Victor, Connor, Stephanie, and Calee.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Monday, December 12, in the Town and Country Funeral Home Chapel, with interment in Riverside Memorial Park.
Contributions can be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida.
Town and Country Funeral Home of Jacksonville, Florida, was in charge of the arrangements.
Al Griner, 62, died Tuesday morning, December 6, 2005, at the Ogeechee Area Hospice Inpatient Center in Statesboro. The Evans County native had lived in Claxton most of his life, moving to Reidsville 15 years ago. He was a U. S. Navy and Air Force veteran. He retired from U. S. Express, and was an avid fisherman and hunter. He was well known for his leather work.
He is survived by his wife, Pearl Anderson Griner of Reidsville; three stepdaughters: Paulette Rothslisburger of Sanford, Florida; Kathy Hooper of Marietta; and Janet Griswell of Hiram; five stepsons: Michael Woods of Savannah, Dennis Woods of Waynesboro, and Tony Woods, Richard Woods, and Kenneth Woods, all of Marietta; two brothers, Robbie Griner of Atlanta and Jerry Griner of Claxton; and several step-grandchildren, step-great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, December 9, in the chapel of Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home, officiated by Elder Jimmy Haire.
Bradley B. Anderson Funeral Home of Reidsville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.
Julia Mae Harvey
Julia Mae Harvey died on Tuesday, December 6, 2005, at Coastal Manor Nursing Home in Ludowici, Georgia. She was born on May 16, 1916, in Buena Vista, Georgia, to the late Smith McCrary and Minnie B. McCrary. She was married to the late Deacon Connie Harvey, Sr. At an early age, she joined First Baptist Church in Junction City, Georgia, later uniting with Beulah No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church in Mendes, Georgia, where she served on the Usher Board and later as Mother of the church. She was preceded in death by her son, John Harvey.
She is survived by two daughters, Ophene (Carroll) Bacon of Walthourville and Ann (Archie) Phillips of Glennville; three sons: Henry (Viola) Harvey, Wilbert (Mary Ann) Harvey, and Connie (Claudine) Harvey, Jr., all of Glennville; 30 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Funeral services were held Sunday, December 11, at Beulah No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Leonard Eldridge officiating.
Active pallbearers were grandsons: Greg Freeman, Sidney Lovett, Herman Lovett, Calvin Robinson, Timmy Phillips, Frankie L. Lovett, Calvin McNeal, Kim Phillips, and Derric Campbell.
Honorary pallbearers were Henry Harvey; Wilbert Harvey; Connie Harvey, Jr.; Mourice Collins, Sr.; and Hubert Fair.
King and Sons Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.
Luther C. Reddish
Luther C. Reddish, 86, died Monday, December 12, 2005, at Evans Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. The Tattnall County native had lived in Glennville and Long County most of his life. He was a farmer, World War II Army Veteran, and a member of Pigott Branch Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Janie Ruth Reddish of Ludowici; sons and daughters-in-laws: Luther Jr. and Janet Reddish, Derrell M. Reddish, and Michael C. and Dawn Reddish, all of Long County; a brother, Slater Reddish of Pensacola, Florida; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, December 14, at Pigott Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. James O. Young and the Rev. Oscar Rowe, Jr., officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Gene Reddish, Joe Reddish, Hugh Morris Reddish, Dwight Reddish, Charles Reddish, and Carl Reddish.
Honorary pallbearers were C.W. Howard, Garnold Blocker, Wilton Foster, H.C. Howard, Cecil Nobles, Ricky Dukes, Hubert Howard, Tommy Reddish, Gary Sikes, Richard Long, and Paul Wynn.
Carter Funeral Chapel of Glennville, Georgia, was in charge of the arrangements.