Obituaries—D Surnames
These obituaries were extracted from newspapers, the majority
from Glynn, McIntosh and Brantley Counties.

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DAMPIER, Danny
The Brunswick News; Friday 7 November 2008; pg. 4A col. 2

            Danny Dampier, 60, of Brunswick, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at his residence.
            Danny was a native of Clinch County and had been a resident of Brunswick for 60 years.  He was born February 8, 1948, and was the son of the late Talmadge and Lois Dampier.
            Danny was a graduate of Glynn Academy and was employed as an electrician for 15 years at Babcock and Wilcox and Boatright Electric.  He was a member of the Coastal Baptist Church in Brunswick.
            In addition to Danny’s parents, he was preceded in death by his second wife, Patricia Diane Dampier.
            Danny is survived by his loving wife, Belinda Dampier; two sisters, Judy Dampier and Wanda Gay (husband George); three brothers, Roy Dampier, Randy Dampier (wife Cheryl) and Alvin Keene; stepdaughter, Marrissa Clark (husband Gary); stepson, Michael Sears (wife Becky); mother-in-law, Ruth Creamer; five step-grandchildren; and many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, all of Brunswick.
            Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday November 7, 2008, at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick.
            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m Saturday, November 8, 2008 at the Chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick with the Rev. Larry Lane officiating the service.  Interment will follow at Palmetto Cemetery.
            Active pallbearers will be Gary Clark, Tony Clark, Billy Dampier, Robert Hoenshell, Jonathan Dampier and Scott Hoenshell.
            Honorary pallbearers are Robert Davis and Gerald Dampier Jr.
            The family requests memorial contributions to the Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick GA 31520.
            You may sign Danny’s online guest book or leave a voice message at www.mem.com.
            Arrangements are entrusted to Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick.

DANGAIX, William J.
The Brunswick News; Friday 10 September 1943; pg. 8 col. 2

FORMER LOCAL RESIDENT DIES IN CALIFORNIA

            News was received here today of the death of William J. Dangaix, who half century ago was one of Brunswick’s leading business men, who succeeded here as a young man and then was so successful in later years that he became wealthy and a number of years ago retired and made his home in Los Angeles, where he died Monday.  He will be buried here.
            Mr. Dangaix came to Brunswick when a young man, and will be well remembered by many older residents.  For years he was engaged in the insurance business under the firm name of O’Connor & Dangaix, the senior member of the firm being the late Thomas O’Connor.  Offices were in the rear of a building on the site now occupied by Rish’s Pharmacy.
            Mr. Dangaix resided here for many years, and later went to Birmingham, Ala., where he was unusually successful in business.
            During the last world war he was sent to Paris by President Woodrow Wilson on a special mission.
            Up to some 15 or 20 years ago, Mr. Dangaix frequently visited Brunswick, always calling this city his home, and evidently he requested that he be buried here, as Mortician Edo Miller was notified today that the body had been forwarded to Brunswick.
            Mrs. Isabel Allen, a sister, who also resided here for many years, will come here to attend the funeral, arrangements for which have not been completed, as the time of the arrival of the body is not known.

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DANIELS, Daisy Tison (Scarlett)
The Brunswick News; Saturday 9 March 1963; pg. 12 col. 1

MRS. DANIELS, VETERAN NURSE, DIES AT HOSPITAL

            Mrs. Daisy Scarlett Daniels, long-time nurse here, died at the Brunswick hospital last night after an extended illness.  She was the daughter of the late George Stanton Scarlett and Virginia Tison Scarlett.
            Mrs. Daniels was a registered nurse, having graduated from the Macon City Hospital where she practiced until her marriage to Dr. B.A. Daniels at which time she moved to Tampa, Fla.  After his death she returned to the Macon Hospital for several months, then entered private duty nursing.  She was on the staff of the Ware County Hospital and later at the Memorial Hospital in Waycross.  The last years of her career were spent at the Brunswick hospital.
            Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. F.A. Dunn, Miss Meta Holt Scarlett and Miss Pauline Virginia Scarlett; one brother, Robert Mitchell Scarlett, all of Oak Grove.  Funeral services under the direction of Edo Miller & sons will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the graveside in the family cemetery at Oak Grove, with the Rev. J.T. Pennell, pastor of the Emanuel Methodist Church, officiating.
            Active pallbearers will be William Livingston, H.D. Bell, J.C. Davis, Edgar Ratcliff, Robert McGregor and Kenneth Middleton.
            Honorary:  Bernard Nightingale, Chapman Curry, Perry Middleton, W.H. Watts, Rex Williams, Hugh Baumgartner, Luther Chapman, Sr., J.C. Taylor, Ross Berrie, Dr. B.A. Addison, Dr. J.B. Avera, Dr. John Hightower, Dr. E.R. Jennings, Dr. Haywood Moore, Dr. J.L. Hunt, Dr. Bert W. Malone and other members of the hospital staff.

DANIELS, Rev. William
The Savannah Tribune; Thursday 18 August 1921; pg. 1 col. 4

REV. WM. DANIELS PASSES AWAY—Was One of the Best Known M.E. Ministers in This Section.

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            The Rev. William Daniels, pastor of Palen Memorial M.E. Church, died on Friday of last week at his residence at the corner of 37th and Harden streets.  His death was quite a shock to the community for although it was known that he was in ill health for some time yet it was not thought generally that his condition was alarmingly serious.
            The Rev. Daniels was one of the most beloved and most widely known Methodist Episcopal ministers in this section of the state.  He was 62 years old and a native of this city.  At the age of 26 years he entered the ministry, taking charge of a mission in this city.  His first large charge was at Roswell, Ga.  From there he was sent to Jesup and then to Brunswick.  After pasturing there for several years he made presiding elder over the Savannah district which position he held for several years, after which he again was placed in charge of a church at Brunswick going from there to Waynesboro and then to Greenville, after which he came to this city and was placed in charge of the pastorate of Palen Memorial church, which church and Speedwell mission at Sandfly he was serving at the time of his death./
            Shortly after coming here he perfected plans for the erection of a new church edifice and succeeded in having the structure sufficiently erected to hold services in when the stringency of the times caused a cessation of the work.  During the erection of the building it is said that he served the church not only as pastor but spent many lonely hours at night serving as watchman for the building.  It is claimed by many that this sacrificial watch service, to a large degree, was accountable for his declining health.
            Funeral services over his body were held at Palen memorial church Monday afternoon.  The services were very impressive and were attended by an overflowing concourse of members and friends.  The sermon was preached by the Rev. J.A. Richie, pastor of Asbury M.E. Church, the Rev. C.W. Prothro, of Waynesboro, being master of ceremony.  Representatives from the various religious bodies of the city were present and spoke in most glowing terms of the deceased.  Tuesday morning the body accompanied by the family was shipped to Brunswick where the interment was held.
            The Rev. Daniels is survived by a wife, Mrs. Janie Daniels; three sons, Edward Daniels of St. Petersburg, Fla.; A.W. Daniels, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Frank Daniels of Atlanta; one daughter, Miss Janie Belle Daniels; one sister, Mrs. Lela Butler and three grand children.

DART, Angie L.
The Brunswick Times; Saturday Morning, 25 February 1898; pg. 1 col. 2

MRS. DART'S FUNERAL

            The funeral of Mrs. Angie L. Dart occurred yesterday afternoon from the First Methodist church.  Rev. Ed. F. Cook feelingly pronounced a eulogy on the Christian life of the deceased and the many virtues which would make her loss most keenly felt.  There was a large attendance of friends and relatives.  The pallbearers were Messrs. Claud Dart, Leroy Dart, M.E. Dart, Edwin Dart, W.F. Symons, and R.E.L. Burford.

DART, Anna Georgia (Cornelius)
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution;

DEATH OF MRS. JACOB DART—Her Husband, Consul Dart, Was on His Way Home.

            Brunswick, Ga., March 4—(Special)—Mrs. Jacob E. Dart, wife of Consul Dart, died here today.  Consul Dart is on his way from his post at Guadeloupe, West Indies, and was endeavoring to reach here before his wife’s death, but through delays in obtaining leave of absence, failed to get here in time.  The funeral will probably occur tomorrow.

DART, Annie (Curry)
The Brunswick News; Friday 26 December 1958; pg. 12 col. 5

MRS. CLAUDE DART DIED WEDNESDAY; FUNERAL TODAY

            Mrs. Annie Curry Dart, widow of the late Judge Claude Dart, who died a month ago, passed away at the Brunswick hospital Wednesday night.  She had been ill for more than a year.
            Mrs. Dart was born March 30, 1880, and she came to Brunswick from Climax in 1905 to become a teacher at the old Purvis School, and she had been a local resident since that time.
            She was a lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church, having taught Sunday school class in that church for many years.
            Mrs. Dart is survived by three children, Mrs. Russell B. Henderson of this city, Linwood Dart of Tallahassee, Fla., and Horace Dart of Jacksonville, Fla., and five grandchildren.  She is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. J.W. Brice, Misses Sallie Mae and Clyde Curry, of Jacksonville, and a brother, C.A. Curry, of Cairo.
            Funeral services were held at 3 o’clock this afternoon at the First Presbyterian Church, conducted by the Rev. R.L. McBath.  Pallbearers were Bob Dart Brown, Robert Dart, Eddie Abel, Jr., H.R. Symons, Ray Symons and John F. Symons, Jr.  The Gibson-Hart Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral.

DART, Cameron (Lay)
The Brunswick News; Saturday 27 December 1947; pg. 8 col. 4

FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN FLORIDA

            Mrs. Cameron Dart, widow of the late R. Ernest Dart, former prominent Brunswick attorney, died in Jacksonville, Fla., Friday following a brief illness, and burial will be here Monday.
            Mrs. Dart made her home in Brunswick for a number of years after her marriage to Mr. Dart.  The family, however, removed to Jacksonville a number of years ago.  She was an American Red Cross mother and affiliated with the Boy Scout movement in Jacksonville for many years.  She was the founder of the Cameron Dart Trophy, a Boy Scout award.
            She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Dena Thompson, and a grandson, Robert Mann, Jr., both of Jacksonville.
            Rosary services will be held at 8 p.m. Sunday in Jacksonville, and burial services will be held at the graveside here in Oak Grove Cemetery Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  Local arrangements are in charge of Mortician Edo Miller.

DART, Carrie
Advertiser & Appeal: Wednesday 19 September 1877; pg. 3 col. 3

LITTLE CARRIE

            A “vacant chair” has been made in the home circle of Mr. U. Dart Jr. of St. Simons Island by the death of little Carrie, his eldest child on Wednesday last.  A bright, active child, of 8 years she was the mother’s stay and comfort as well as her constant companion during each day.  But she is gone and the home saddened.  We drop the tear of genuine sympathy, for none know better how to sympathize than those who have passed through the same fiery ordeal.  Mysterious indeed are the ways of Providence.

Advertiser & Appeal; Wednesday 28 September 1877; pg. 3 col. 3

RESOLUTIONS

            Death has made its appearance among us, and borne away from our midst a bright and promising member of our school.  God, in his mysterious providence, has seen fit to take to himself little Carrie Dart, whom He called suddenly from a happy home below to a happier home in Heaven.
            Resolved, That while we mourn the loss of one who gave promise of a happy, useful life, we submit to the will of Him “who doeth all things well,” knowing that our loss is her eternal gain.
            Resolved, That in the death of Carrie Dart, the Methodist Sunday School has lost a valued member; her class a bright ornament; her little friends an amiable associate; and her parents a lovely bud of human life, which gave promise of an early and beauteous blooming.
            Resolved, That our sympathies be tendered to the bereaved family, humbly and devoutly praying, that the Comforter will bind up the wounds which her death has made in their hearts, and by this golden thread of a pure little life, bind them closer to the “Home beyond the skies.”
            Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family, and a copy to the Brunswick ADVERTISER, with a request to publish.

MISS KATE DART,
MISS ANN KENDRICK
E.J. HARVEY, Comd.[?]

DART, Cecil
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 15 December 1897

DEATH OF CECIL DART

            Brunswick, Ga., December 14—(Special)—Cecil Dart, one of the best known young men in Brunswick, died very suddenly tonight.  He was slightly ill, and death came almost without warning.  The deceased was a son of Captain Urbanus Dart and brother of Captain Ernest Dart, the latter of whom was drilling his company, the riflemen, a few minutes before his brother died.  The news spread rapidly, and many regrets are being expressed.

DART, Charles “Carlos” Urbanus
The Atlanta Constitution; Thursday 7 January 1915; pg. 1 col. 1

SIX BELIEVE DROWNED—No Hope for Crew of Brunswick Tug.

            Brunswick, Ga., January 6—Hope for the safety of any of the six members of the crew of the tug Rambler, wrecked off Cumberland island near here Monday during a heavy sea, were abandoned tonight.
            The bodies of the two negro crew members were found on the beach today, together with portions of the clothing of the four white men.  Wreckage was strewn for two miles along the coast.
            The Rambler was wrecked after going aground and while the crew was waiting for high tide to float the vessel.
            The missing and dead include Harry Ingram, captain; Carlos U. Dart, engineer; George Bell, fireman; Charles Segui, fisherman; Henry Roberts, negro deck hand, and Dave Smith, negro cook.

 

Tampa Morning Tribune (Tampa, FL); Thursday 7 January 1915; pg. 1 cols. 5 & 6

SIX PERISH WHEN TUG IS BEATEN TO PIECES—TUG RAMBLER IS WRECKED OFF CUMBERLAND ISLAND AND CREW LOST—TWO BODIES RECOVERED

            MACON, Ga., Jan. 6.—Six men were lost off Little Cumberland Monday night, when the tug Rambler was wrecked, every one of the crew losing their lives.  News of the wreck developed today with the finding of two bodies.  The dead:
            Harry Ingram, captain.
            Carlos U. Dart, engineer.
            George Bell, fireman.
            Charles Segui, fisherman.
            Henry Roberts, negro deck hand.
            Dave Smith, negro cook.
            The Rambler left Brunswick Monday morning at 7 o’clock.  About 11 o’clock the tug went ashore just one-half mile off Little Cumberland beach.  The boat was half filled with water and members of the crew went ashore in a small boat, secured buckets and bailed out their boat.  A passing launch went to their assistance, but when she arrived all six members of the crew were on the top of the cabin house, laughing and joking, not realizing the danger they were in.  The launch offered assistance, but Captain Ingram stated his tug would be successfully floated with high water.
            However, when the tide began to flood a strong northeast wind arose and it is believed before the Rambler could be floated she was crushed to pieces by the heavy sea which was reported to be rolling high.  Searchers left Brunswick during Tuesday and this morning on the beach at Little Cumberland the bodies of the two negroes were found.  What became of the white men is unknown, except parts of their clothing were found on the beach.  Wreckage was strewn for miles along the coast.

 

The Macon Daily Telegraph (Macon, GA); Sunday 10 January 1915; pg. 4 col. 2

RAMBLER HAD NO LIFE RAFT AT TIME OF WRECK—Old One Had Been Condemned at Brunswick—REMOVED, NOT REPLACED—Steamboat Inspectors Arrive at Brunswick to Investigate the Disaster Which Cost Lives of Six Men on Coast of Little Cumberland Island.

            BRUNSWICK, Jan. 9.—W.B. Lee and E.G. Fitzgerald, steamboat inspectors of this district, with headquarters in Savannah, arrived in the city today for the purpose of making an investigation into the wreck of the little tug Rambler a few days ago, in which the lives of six persons were lost.  Strange to relate, these inspectors were in Brunswick Tuesday for the purpose of inspecting the Rambler and they were awaiting her return to port when the news was received that she had been wrecked and that the entire crew had been lost.
            On a recent inspection of the Rambler the inspectors condemned the life raft which had been carried by the tug.  It was removed and placed on her wharf but was not replaced, and it is now pointed out that had the tug carried a proper life raft probably the lives of all six men would have been saved.  It was not discovered that the raft was not aboard until an investigation was made, and at first it was thought that the crew had not been drowned, but that they were adrift somewhere on the raft.
            BODIES STILL MISSING—The bodies of Capt. Harry Ingram, Engineer Charles Dart, and George Bell and Charles Segui, the four white men on the tug, have not yet been recovered, although searching parties have been out every day since the wreck and have patrolled the beach along Little Cumberland in the hope that the bodies would be washed ashore.  Only the bodies of the two negro members of the crew have been recovered.
            This unfortunate accident has cast a shadow of gloom over the entire city, owing to the popularity of some of the unfortunate men lost.  Captain Ingram and Engineer Dart, who were the owners of the Rambler, were well known in Brunswick, having resided here practically all of their lives.  They were both married and leave a wife and two or three children each.  They were considered two of the most capable sea faring men engaged in marine work around these waters, and for that reason hope for their safety was held out to the very last.

DART, Claude
The Brunswick News; Friday 7 November 1958; pg. 10 col. 2
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JUDGE CLAUDE DART, AN AGED RESIDENT, DIES HERE TODAY

            Judge Claude Dart, at 90 years of age probably Brunswick’s oldest native resident, died at 11 o’clock this morning at the Laura Bell Nursing Home, where he had been for some time.  Previous to going to the home, he had been ill at his home, 1710 Wilson Avenue, for many months.
            Judge Dart was born in Brunswick in the house in which he resided up to the time he was removed to the nursing home.  He was a member of one of Brunswick’s oldest and best known families.  He observed his ninetieth birthday last February, when a large number of friends called to pay their respects.
            Judge Dart served for a number of years as justice of the peace and he had occupied many other offices during his long residence in Brunswick, and he had many friends who will be grieved to learn of his death.
            Survivors include his wife, who is reported quite ill at the nursing home where Judge Dart died; three children, Mrs. Jesse Dart Henderson, of this city; Horace Dart, Jacksonville, Fla., and Lindwood Dart, Tallahassee, Fla. [sic], a brother, Judge Edwin W. Dart, this city, and five grandchildren.
            Judge Dart had been a lifelong member of the local Presbyterian Church and had served in various capacities in that church.
            Funeral arrangements had not been completed early this afternoon and will be announced later.

DART, Edgar M.
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 11 July 1922; pg. 1 col. 6

E.M. DART DIES EARLY TODAY—One of Brunswick’s Oldest Citizens and Newspaper Men Died Suddenly at His Home Early This Morning.

            Mr. Edgar M. Dart, one of the oldest citizens of Brunswick died very suddenly at his home on Bartow street at an early hour this morning.  Mr. Dart was stricken ill Sunday night, but rallied yesterday and was not thought to be in any immediate danger, but death came as a distinct shock this morning.
            Mr. Dart was business manager of The Banner, and up to a year ago had been business manger of the News for about fifteen years.
            He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. J.S. Lambright and Mrs. W.C. Wilkins of Brunswick.

The Brunswick News; Wednesday 12 July 1922; pg. 1 col. 6

FUNERAL E.M. DART THIS AFTERNOON—Will Take Place at 3 O’clock From First Methodist and Interment Will Be Held in Oak Grove Cemetery.

            The funeral of E.M. Dart, who died at a very early hour yesterday morning, will occur from the First Methodist church at 3 o’clock this afternoon, Rev. T.H. Thompson, officiating.
            The sudden death of Mr. Dart coming with such suddenness was a severe shock to his friends.  In fact, very few people knew that he was even confined to his home.  He was stricken Sunday evening and, while seriously ill all day Monday, physicians attending did not regard his case as being critical.  However, about 4 o’clock yesterday morning, he was seized with a violent heart attack and died before medical aid could be called.
            Mr. Dart was sixty-seven years old and has resided in Brunswick all of his life.  For many years he was engaged in the mercantile business and at one time conducted one of the largest concerns of the kind in the city.  Some twenty years ago, however, he took up the newspaper work and has been constantly engaged in it since that time.  For fifteen of these years, he was at the head of the business department of the News and just a year ago, left that service for employment on the afternoon paper.
            Mr. Dart was an indefatigable worker; was possessed of really a wonderful energy and in the work in which he was engaged he always threw his whole interest.  He was a member of the First Methodist church, and for many years was a leading figure in the local lodge of Woodmen of the World, to which he was devoted.
            The deceased is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Julia Lambright and Mrs. W.T. Wilkins both of whom reside in Brunswick.  He also leaves a large circle of other relatives in this city.
            The interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery and the pallbearers will be W.F. Symons, Claude Dart, E.W. Dart, C.H. Leavy, J.C. Garwood and Dr. J.W. Simmons.

DART, Edwin W.
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 24 December 1958; pg. 16 cols. 4 & 5
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JUDGE EDWIN DART, ILL MANY MONTHS, DIES EARLY TODAY

            Judge Edwin W. Dart, who served as ordinary of Glynn County for 41 years, passed away at his home on Glynn Avenue early this morning after an extended illness.
            Judge Dart was stricken ill shortly before he retired as ordinary in 1953 and since that time he had been confined to his home, and in recent months his condition had been serious, therefore his death was not unexpected.
            Judge Dart, 78, was born June 20, 1880, only 14 years after the War Between the States was over, and two veterans of that war were his first and only opponents for the position he held for so many years.
            Judge Dart was serving as assistant to his father, the late Judge Horace Dart, who was ordinary for 20 years ,when his father died in office and the son filled the unexpired term in 1912; he later was elected and served in that office until he retired.  IN the election for ordinary to succeed his father, Judge Dart received three times as many votes as the combined total of his two opponents.  He never again had opposition for the office.
            Member of an old and prominent Glynn County family, Judge Dart was born and reared in Glynn County in a home near the “Marshes of Glynn” and he had stuck close to the marshes all of his life.
            Besides serving so long as ordinary, Judge Dart had been active in other capacities.  He served for four years as chairman of the local draft board during World War I.
            If a correct record was available it undoubtedly would show that as ordinary Judge Dart united more couples than any person in Glynn County’s history.  Many of Brunswick couples now residing here were joined in wedlock by the popular official.  It was he who was awakened late one night to perform the ceremony in 1946 uniting Hank Greenberg, famous baseball player, and Carol Gimble, New York heiress.
            Judge Dart had been active in many ways in Brunswick and Glynn County.  He was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church and had occupied a number of positions of honor and trust.
            Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Kathryn C. Dart; one daughter, Mrs. Clifford Peters; and two grandchildren, Ensign John Edwin Peters, U.S. Navy, and Joan Harriet Peters.
            Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 11 o’clock at the First Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Robert L. McBath, Jr., officiating.  The body will be placed in the church at 10 o’clock Friday morning.
            Active pallbearers will be Bob Dart Brown, John F. Symons, Jr., Edward Burford, Robert Dart, Richard W. Peters, William R. Ralston, Hoyt Brown and Horace Dart.  Honorary:  member of the Board of Elders and Deacons of the First Presbyterian Church, members of the Brunswick Bar Association, members of the Glynn Officers Association and members of the Glynn Board of Commissioners, both past and present members.  Interment will be in Palmetto Cemetery under direction of the Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home.
            Ordinary Wesley Jernigan announced today that his office will be closed Friday on account of the death and funeral of Judge Dart.

DART, Fannie Lou (Spears)
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 24 October 1924

PALM TOLD WOMAN HER HOUR OF DOOM RELATIVES CLAIM

            Brunswick, Ga., October 23—(Special)—Mrs. Fannie Lou Dart, 68, prominent Brunswick woman, who died here today, was a student of palmistry and foretold her own death more than a year ago, relatives said tonight.
            She is survived by a son, Ivan M. Dart, of Brunswick, and a daughter, Mrs. Andrew Mood [sic], of Everett, Mass.

DART, Hariet P.W. (Ashcraft)
Macon Telegraph (Macon, GA); Sunday 10 November 1907; pg. 4 col. 7

            The announcement of the death of Mrs. Horace Dart, of Brunswick, was a great surprise to her many friends as they did not know she was seriously ill. The deceased was the wife of the ordinary of Glynn County.

DART, Herman Robinson
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 3 November 1883; pg. 6 col. 5

THE HOUSE OF MOURNING

            Such indeed is the house of our townsman, Hon. J.E. Dart.  Death has entered there and taken one of the brightest jewels, and so suddenly.  Only last Thursday the subject of this article, Master Herman Dart, aged 18 years, wrote home from Kirkwood Institute, near Atlanta, where he was at school, a letter to his devoted mother.  He was then well and hearty, full of life and buoyant of sprit, but before that letter was read, he was taken ill, and by Sunday grew worse, and at 9 o’clock that night was a corpse.  Imagine the feelings of his parents on receiving three telegrams within two hours on Monday morning—first, announcing his illness; second, that he was worse, and third, that he was dead.  The disease was diphtheria, and it did its work rapidly.  The remains reached Brunswick Wednesday morning and was interred from the Episcopal church, of which he was a member.  To hearts so utterly crushed as are these of this stricken household nothing from our pen could lessen the poignancy of their grief.—  We can only bid them remember, “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.”  Thither they must look for comfort in this their terrible bereavement.  Speaking  of the sad affair, the Constitution says:
            “The death of young Mr. Dart has cast a shadow over the entire community in which he died.  He was a bright boy and had many friends.
            “The suddenness of his death and the terrible character of the disease which ended his life have created great alarm in the neighborhood of Kirkwood.  It is feared that other cases will follow.
            “To guard against any possibility of trouble, Prof. Neal has dismissed his school for the present, and the boys have gone to their homes.

DART, Horace B.
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 24 January 1912; pg. col. 2

JUDGE DART IS CALLED TO REST—One of Brunswick’s Oldest and Best Known Citizens Passed Away Yesterday.

            Judge Horace Dart is dead.  While this news will not come as a surprise to his hundreds of friends throughout the city, still it will be received with genuine sorrow.
            Judge Dart’s condition has been serious for the past several weeks and his death has been momentarily expected for the last two or three days.  The end came yesterday morning at 8 o’clock, when, at his home in Urbana, where many years of his life had been spent, he breathed his last, surrounded by the members of his family and others.
            The death of Judge Horace Dart takes away one of Brunswick’s best known and oldest citizens; a figure which has been conspicuous since Brunswick was a mere village, and who was known and loved by probably more friends than any other man in the city.  Judge Dart was of that old type of citizen—the old Southern gentlemen—which is so rapidly diminishing, and of which there are so few now left among us.
            The deceased was born April 17, 1837, and was therefore in his 76th year.  He was married on August 17, 1863, to Hattie Ashcraft, who passed away in November, 1907.  He is survived by two sons, Claude Dart and Edwin W. Dart, and three brothers, J.E. and W.R. Dart, of this city, and Frank Dart of Douglas; together with a large number of other relatives.
            Judge Dart has served, during his life in Brunswick, many positions of honor and trust.  In 1892 he was elected to the office of ordinary of Glynn county, which position he has ably filled ever since, never having been opposed for reelection.  He was commander of Camp Jackson, Confederate veterans, and the members of this camp will attend his funeral in a body this morning.  Judge Dart was one of the remaining members of the old Brunswick Riflemen, [he] marched away to fight for the South early in the 60’s.  Though a full company left this city when the call to arms was sent out, one by one they have passed to the Great Beyond, until now there are only one or two still living.  Judge Dart served thru the entire war with his company, and, returning to Brunswick after the conflict was over, engaged in business and has resided here continuously ever since.  He has always evinced great interest in the Confederate veterans, and has occupied the position of commander of the local camp for many years.
            The funeral will be held this morning at 10 o’clock, the services being conducted by Revs. Loy Warwick and F.D. Thomas.  The following gentlemen will act as pallbearers:  W.H. Berrie, J.T. Lambright, D.W. Krauss, R.S. Pyles, H.F. duBignon and H.J. Read.

DART, Horace Leroy
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 10 August 1904

LEROY DART, BRUNSWICK, GA.

            Brunswick, Ga., August 9.—(Special.)—Leroy Dart a well known and popular young man, son of ordinary Horace Dart, was found at an early hour this morning on the railroad track with both his feet cut off.  The young man was removed to his home.  Physicians were summoned and the feet were amputated.  The result of the operation proved fatal and he died a few hour(s) later.  Mr. Dart has been living here all of his life and he was popular among a large circle of friends who were shocked to hear of his unfortunate accident.

DART, Jacob Edgar
The Brunswick News; Saturday 24 March 1917; pg. 1 cols. 1 & 2

J.E. DART, GLYNN’S REPRESENTATIVE, HAS BREATHED HIS LAST—HE HAD BEEN IN ILL HEALTH FOR SEVERAL MONTHS—Friends Tried to persuade Him Not to Attend Extra Session of Legislature—NO FUNERAL PROGRAM YET—Deceased Had Served His City and County in Many Positions of Honor—Short Sketch of Life.

            Information was received in the city last night announcing the death of Hon. Jacob E. Dart, member of the Georgia legislature from Glynn county, which occurred at the Georgia Baptist Hospital, Atlanta, last night.
            Yesterday morning a telegram was received by members of the family stating that Col. Dart had been stricken and that little hope was held out for his recovery.  In answer to this telegram, Judge Edwin W. Dart, a nephew of the deceased, left last night for Atlanta.
            Col. Dart had not been in good health for several months, and only a few weeks ago he was the victim of the malady touching the heart, which came very near causing his death.  Close attention on the part of family and physicians, however, succeeded in bringing him to a state where he was enabled to attend to official duties, but left him in a weakened and rather failing condition of health.
            When the call for the extra session was announced, Mr. Dart debated for several days whether or not his physical condition would warrant his attending the session.  Devoted to his duties in the house, one of its most prominent members, the father of the recently enacted pension laws, Col. Dart felt that his first duty was to the state and to the people who had handed him his commission.  In the state election last fall he was chosen to the office of justice of the peace for one of the city districts, and having qualified in that office, close friends argued that this would give him an additional reason for not attending the extra session.  He had determined, however, to be present, and he left Monday night suffering from physical exhaustion and against the advices of physicians and friends.  Nothing further was heard from him until the news yesterday of his illness and death.

SKETCH OF HIS LIFE

            Col. Dart was born July 4, 1483, and attended the public schools of Brunswick and Glynn county.  He became prominent politically in his early manhood, and aside from a few years spent in the saw mill business and in the service of the Brunswick and Albany railroad, of which he was road master, almost his entire life has been given to the public service.  In turn he has served as mayor of the city of Brunswick, member of the Georgia legislature on several occasions, collector of customs of the port of Brunswick, and United States consul for several years at Guadeloupe, French West Indies.  Returning to his home city after his consulship came to a close, he again became identified with the public service of the community and spent many years at the head of the sanitary department of the city and in various other public offices.  When the present A.B. and B. railroad, at that time the B. and B., was being constructed, Col. Dart, who had had experience years ago, was called into service again and under his supervision the line was finally built into this city.  Completing this service, he was called from time to time to offices of public trust, being elected a few years ago by an overwhelming majority and in the last campaign having been elected to the office of justice of the peace for a term of four years.

CONFEDERATE VETERAN

            Col. Dart served for four full years as a Confederate soldier, having been under the leadership of that gallant Confederate chieftain, John B. Gordon.  He entered the service of the Confederacy when a mere youth, and followed its tattered legions to Appomattox.  Wounded several times in various engagements, he always came back to the charge and commanding officers always pronounced him a brave soldier.  Col. Dart was among the rarely able orators of South Georgia and only a few days before his death, in an impassioned speech, in behalf of the Confederate veterans, succeeded in having the Glynn county commissioners appropriate a fund for defraying the expenses of the veterans to the coming reunion in Washington.  While serving in the legislature in 1915, and in the advocacy of his own measure for the benefit of the Confederate veterans, he electrified the house in an address that has become famous as one of the rarely great speeches delivered in Georgia in recent years.  Col. Dart was a son of the late Major Urbanus Dart, and was among the pioneer citizens of Glynn county.  He is survived by many relatives in this community, and in addition leaves a son, H.R. Dart, of Alabama, and a daughter, Mrs. Leonard Boyd, of Atlanta.  Capt. W.R. Dart, of this city, and F.M. Dart, of Douglas, are brothers, and Mrs. W.F. Symons, of this city, a sister of the deceased.
            There were few more striking figures in Georgia politics than was “Uncle Jake,” as his close friends called him, and his popularity in the legislature is best evidenced by the fact that he was the only member of the present house serving on four committees.  Personally he was of a jovial disposition; was liberal to a fault, and made warm friends of all whom he succeeded in cementing unto himself in bonds that stood the test of years.  His sudden death will bring untold sorrow into many Brunswick homes, for it was one of the attributes of his life that he felt deep sympathy for those who were afflicted and the good hand of fellowship was always extended to those who were burdened and oppressed.
            No funeral arrangements have as yet been made, but it is expected that the legislature will adjourn this morning out of respect to the memory of Col. Dart, and that his body will be escorted here by committees named from both houses of the Georgia legislature.  Members of the family were so shocked last night that none of them could discuss anything definite as to final arrangements.

DART, Janey Cordelia
The Brunswick News; Monday 2 July 1945; pg. 8 col. 5

MISS JANEY DART, ILL MANY MONTHS, DIED YESTERDAY

            Miss Janey Cordelia Dart, 59, beloved Brunswick nurse, who had ministered in hundreds of Brunswick homes during the many years she engaged in nursing, passed away at the family residence on Glynn avenue yesterday.  Miss Dart had been ill for many months.
            Member of an old and prominent Brunswick family, Miss Dart had been practically a lifelong resident of Brunswick.  Except for a short period when she resided in Waycross, she had made her home here.
            A popular and efficient graduate nurse, Miss Dart practiced her profession here for years as a private nurse, and later was associated with hospitals, serving as night superintendent in hospitals in both Brunswick and Waycross, an she was well known and popular among an unusually large number of friends in these cities, who will be grieved to learn of her death.
            Survivors include two sisters, Miss Sadie Dart and Mrs. S. Hadley Brown, and a brother, M.E. Dart, all of this city.
            Funeral services will be held at the First Methodist church this afternoon at 5 o’clock, to be conducted by the Rev. John S. Sharp, and burial will be in the family lot at Oak Grove cemetery.  The following will serve as pall bearers:  A.C. Knight, Andrew Lorentzson, Ernest Odum, A.M. Drury, A.M. Cowart, Russell Anderson.  Arrangements are in charge of Mortician Edo Miller.

DART, Julia (Cummings)
The Brunswick News; Monday 5 November 1979; pg. 12A col. 1 & pg. 2A col. 6

MRS. JULIA C. DART DIES HERE SUNDAY

            Mrs. Julia Cummings Dart, 93, a resident of 11 Glynn Ave. died Sunday at the Brunswick hospital.
            She was a member of one of Brunswick’s oldest families and was the widow of Charles Urbanus Dart.  She was born in New York City and had been a resident of Brunswick for the past 70 years.
            Widowed early in her married life, she attended Massey Business School in Jacksonville, Fla. and was, for many years, secretary to the late Judge Frank Scarlett.
            She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and was a Gold Star Mother.  Her only child, Maj. John P. Dart, U.S. Army Air Corps was missing in action in 1944.
            She is survived by nephews, Judge George Deluca, New York, Norman Duncan, Foster, R.I., Harry Paeglow, Jacksonville, Fla., Jack Peters, Rock Hill, S.C.; nieces, Mrs. Helen Herbert, Lowell, Mass., and locally by nieces, Mrs. Clifford Peters, Mrs. William Lust, and Mrs. Russell Henderson.
            The funeral will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dan Thomas officiating.  Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery.
            Active pallbearers will be Bill Brown, Robert Dart, Russell Henderson, Ed Lambright, Don Peters, Richard Scarlett, and John F. Symons.
            Honorary pallbearers will be Julian Bennet, Hoyt Brown, John Gilbert, Fred Fain, Judge Wesley Jernigan, Karl G. Meschke, Lem Morgan, Sr., Judge Phil Ringel, Clyde Taylor Jr., Lucian Whittle, Pierce Thoit and John Harvey.
            The body will remain in the funeral home and will be placed in the church an hour prior to services.
            Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DART, Maurice St. Ivan
The Brunswick News; Saturday 21 December 1935; pg. 8 col. 1

IVAN DART, WELL KNOWN RESIDENT DIED EARLY TODAY

            Ivan Dart, 52, well known Brunswick resident, died at the City Hospital at an early hour this morning following an illness of several weeks.  Mr. Dart underwent an operation a few weeks ago, but did not improve, and his condition became serious, a second operation being necessary yesterday morning.
            Mr. Dart, a marine engineer, had resided in Brunswick all of his life and he was well known and popular among an unusually large number of friends who will be grieved to learn of his death.  He was a member of the well known and prominent Glynn county Dart family.
            He is survived by one sister, Mrs. Eyla Moodie, of Bookline, Mass., a sister-in-law, Mrs. Julia Dart, of this city, and a number of nieces and nephews and other relatives.
            Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the residence on Glynn avenue, conducted by the Rev. L.A. Harrell, pastor of the First Methodist church.  Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery.  The pallbearers will be Claude Dart, Horace Symons, John S. Symons, Robert Burford, J.E. Lambright, M.E. Dart.  Funeral arrangements are in charge of Mortician Edo Miller.

DART, Robert Ernest
The Brunswick News; Saturday 7 June 1941; pg. 8 col. 5

MAJOR R.E. DART DIES EARLY TODAY IN JACKSONVILLE

            Information was received in the city today of the death in Jacksonville early this morning of Major R. Ernest Dart, former prominent Brunswick attorney, who had made his home in the Florida city for a number of years.  Mr. Dart has been ill for the past several weeks and underwent an operation in St. Vincent’s hospital in that city Tuesday.
            Born in Brunswick, Mr. Dart spent all of his early life here.  He graduated from Glynn Academy and later attended the law school of Virginia University, and after his graduation practiced his profession in this city for many years, later moving to Jacksonville where for a time he was associated with the late Col. Wm. E. Kay.
            He took an active part in state military circles while in Brunswick, and for a number of years was captain of the Brunswick Riflemen.  He was later made a major in the Georgia National Guard.  He was also identified with various other Brunswick organizations during his residence here.  He was a member of the well known and prominent Glynn county Dart family and has a large number of relatives now residing here.
            Mr. Dart is survived by his widow, and three children, by a former marriage, Mrs. Bufort Finley, a teacher at the University of Florida in Gainesville; Mrs. Jack Hottel of Trenton, N.J., and Robert Ernest Dart, Jr. of Riverhead, N.Y., and one sister, Mrs. Russell Richards, of Atlanta.  Burial will be in Brunswick on Monday, but details were not known today.  Mr. Dart’s parents and a brother are buried in Oak Grove cemetery and it is expected he will also be buried there.

The Brunswick News; Monday 9 June 1941; pg. 8 col. 6

FUNERAL TODAY OF LATE ERNEST DART

            Funeral services were held here this afternoon at 2 o’clock for the late Major R. Ernest Dart, former Brunswick attorney, who died in a Jacksonville hospital Saturday after an illness of several weeks.  Services were held at St. Mark’s Episcopal church, conducted by the rector, the Rev. Lee A. Belford.  Mr. Dart was a member of St. Mark’s church for many years during his residence in Brunswick.  Following services at the church burial was in the family lot in Oak Grove cemetery.
            Serving as pallbearers were the following:  Lloyd Layden of Jacksonville, Edwin Dart, Claud Dart, M.E. Dart, E.L. Stephens, Judge D.W. Krauss, H.F. duBignon, and B. Padrosa of this city.

DART, Sammie
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 3 No. 1; Wednesday 27 June 1877; pg. 3, col. 1

            Little Sammie, youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Dart, died on Sabbath last.  The stricken parents have our warmest sympathies.

DART, Sarah Ellen “Sadie”
The Brunswick News; Monday 27 April 1959; pg. 16 col. 3

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD TODAY FOR MISS SADIE DART

            Miss Sarah Ellen (Sadie) Dart, 79, lifelong resident of Brunswick, died yesterday at the Brunswick hospital after an illness of several days.
            Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church this morning with the Rev. Charles A. Jackson, Jr., pastor, officiating.  Interment was in the family plot in Oak Grove Cemetery under direction of the Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home.
            Pallbearers were nephews Bill Brown, Bob Dart Brown, Robert Dart, Charles Ratcliffe, Joe Schlosser, Harold Myers, and cousins Horace Dart and Hoyt Brown.
            Miss Dart was born in Colesburg, Camden County, but had resided here since.  She was a member of the First Methodist Church and was active in Girl Scout work in her younger life, having organized one of the first troops in Brunswick.
            Survivors are one sister, Mrs. S. Hadley Brown; four nephews, Hall Meyers [sic], Bill and Bob Dart Brown, and Robert Dart; five nieces, Mrs. Chas. Ratcliffe, Mrs. Joe Schlosser, Mrs. Nick Drosos, Mrs. Ernest Robarts and Mrs. James Hall; 15 great nieces and nephews.

DART, Sarah Ethel
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 26 April 1884; pg. 6 col. 5

DIED—On the 20th inst. Sarah Ethel, aged fifteen months, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Horace Dart, of this city.  The little one was taken Sunday morning of congestion of the stomach and bowels, and died the same evening.  The little flower has been transplanted in the garden above, where, freed from the chilling winds, it can bloom forever.  Let this thought soothe the bleeding hearts of the stricken parents.

DART, Urbanus
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 1 March 1883

DEATH OF HON. URBANUS DART—One of the Oldest Members of the Georgia Legislature—His Life and Services to the State.

Special to the Constitution.
            BRUNSWICK, February 26.—Urbanus Dart is dead.  He was the oldest citizen of Brunswick; was born at a frontier station on the St. Mary’s river, in the year 1800; lived on Cumberland island for many years, and during the whole of his mature life has been identified with Brunswick and Glynn county—so deeply identified with it that its history could not be written without frequent mention of him during all the time since 1822.  He was the projector of the first railroad chartered in Georgia, the Brunswick and Altamaha railroad, which was chartered while he was a member of the legislature in the year 1826, and was graded before 1830 [or 39?] from Brunswick to the Altamaha river, a distance of twelve miles.
            AS A LEGISLATOR—He served in the legislature that y ear with Hon. Hiram Warner, late chief justice, who delighted in the relation of Mr. Dart’s efforts for the passage of this railroad charter.  His unbounded enthusiasm, and stated that his sympathies were aroused and he voted for the bill, not dreaming that a railroad would ever be successfully operated in Georgia.  Mr. Dart was next connected with Hon. Thomas Butler King in an application for charter for a combined canal and railroad company from Brunswick to Darien, and they were mainly instrumental in procuring the grant of the charter and the moving spirits in the work afterwards prosecuted toward opening the canal.
            He is the father of Hon. J.E. Dart, our representative in the legislature.  Thus Glynn county was represented in the early part of the century by him and in this latter portion by his son.

Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 8, No. 35; Saturday 3 March 1883; pg. 6, col. 3

DEATH OF HON. U. DART
        Hon. U. Dart, of this city, died on Monday last in his 83 year.  He was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, from the Methodist church, his sons acting as pall bearers and followed to his last resting place by a throng of people.  Of his life among us we are all familiar having seen him and known him for years.  Of his public life we use the language of another:
        He was the oldest citizen of Brunswick; was born at a frontier station on the St. Mary's river, in the year 1800; lived on Cumberland Island for many years, and during the whole of his mature life has been identified with Brunswick and Glynn County--so deeply identified with it that its history could not be written without frequent mention of him during all the time since 1822.  He was the projector of the first railroad chartered in Georgia, the Brunswick and Alabama railroad, which was chartered while he was a member of the legislature in the year 1826, and was graded before 1830 from Brunswick to the Altamaha river, a distance of twelve miles.

AS A LEGISLATOR

        He served in the legislature that year with Hon. Hiram Warner, late chief justice, who delighted in the relation of Mr. Dart's efforts for the passage of the railroad charter, his unbounded enthusiasm, and stated that his sympathies were aroused and he voted for the bill, not dreaming that a railroad would ever be successfully operated in Georgia.  Mr. Dart was next connected with Hon. Thos. Butler King in an application for charter for a combined canal and railroad company from Brunswick to Darien, and they were mainly instrumental in procuring the grant of the charter and the moving spirits in the work afterwards prosecuted toward opening the canal.
        He is the father of Hon. J.E. Dart, our representative in the legislature.  Thus Glynn county was represented in the early part of the century by him and in this latter portion by his son.

DAUTH, John Peter
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 4 May 1949; pg. 10 col. 5

TOURIST DIES AT LOCAL HOSPITAL

            John Peter Dauth, a retired realtor of Long Island, N.Y., died at the City Hospital late Tuesday afternoon after a week’s illness.
            Mr. Dauth was en route from Orlando, Fla., to his Long Island home when he was stricken at a nearby tourist court, and he was brought to the hospital for treatment.
            Mr. Dauth is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. Helen Rust, Manhasset, Long Island, and Mrs. Lorraine Anderson, Boston.
            Funeral services were held at Christ church, Frederica, this morning at 11:30 o’clock and the body was then carried to Jacksonville, Fla., by the Miller Funeral Home for cremation.

DAVENPORT, Ann Eliza (Harris)
The Brunswick Advertiser; Saturday 8 May 1880; pg. 3 col. 2

            Mrs. J.W. Davenport, of this city, died of consumption on Saturday last.

DAVENPORT, Benjamin Wade Hampton
The Atlanta Constitution; Thursday 19 October 1876; col. 4

DEATHS AT BRUNSWICK

            Mrs. Sally Hudson, Miss Sarah M. Roberts, Mrs. Margaret E. Snow, Herbert L. Snow, Dosia Coston, sailor, name unknown, Henry F. Black, Isaac Christian, Netty Cohen, Dr. B.H. Hampton, Sam Chinaman, Henry Cox, Palmer Jones, Wm. R. Cozard, E.B. Courtney, Miss Louisa Hicks, Joseph Goodbread, Stringfellow, steward brig “Laura Gertrude,” sailor, name unknown, Fannie Waters, B.W.H. Davenport, E.W. Kelly, Lizzie Floyd, E.W. Cox, Almander [Alexander?] Peters, Gustave Peters, Mary Shrine, E. Moran, Katie Moran, Geo. Ray, E. Gatchell, Jno Slian, Wm. Kraus, Salvaorn Saverese, sailor, name unknown, M. Bartlett, Phillip Burchard, James Davis, Rosa C. Racetty, Alex A. Williams, Jno. Powers, B.E. Tenniman, ?E Golding, C.A. Bunkley, S.E. Moore, John Peters, Wm. Burns, J.T. Zeigler, C.L. Cole, Mrs. West, Seaborn Jones, C.E. Todt, Oscar Dover, Mrs. Thos. Borne, Mrs. Tuthill, E.C. Tuthill, Mrs. P.N. Blair, T.F. Smith, editor Appeal, Mrs. Margaret Hudson, Wm. Savage, A.J. Smith, lawyer, Chas. Sperr, Anna Bryant, Dr. Taber, Pat Hawkins, Tom Chinaman, Miss Lela Mason, Dr. R. Nobles, Mrs. Gray, W.F. Herzog, W.E. Jones, Eddy Woodwin, sailor, sailor, Thos. Peters, Salson? Green, J.W. Fowler, Mr. Morgan, Captain Roberts’ child.

DAVENPORT, Felicite (duBignon)
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 23 January 1896

DEATH OF MRS. DAVENPORT

        Brunswick, Ga., January 22—(Special)—Mrs. Felicite Davenport, widow of Judge William Davenport and sister of Colonel John E. duBignon, died this morning after several week’s illness.  She was a member of a distinguished family and a woman of many rare virtues.  She leaves a family of six children and many friends to mourn her loss.

DAVENPORT, Johnathan Waters
The Brunswick Weekly Advertiser & Appeal; Friday 2 November 1888; pg. 8 col. 1

            Mr. Jno. Davenport died last evening at seven o’clock at his home in the upper part of the city.  He was an elder brother of Mr. Wm. Davenport, who died a short time ago.

DAVENPORT, Lillian
The Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN); Friday 1 March 1907; pg. 1 col. 1

WOMAN SHOT DEAD; MAN FATALLY WOUNDED

            BRUNSWICK, Ga., Feb. 28.—Lillian Davenport was shot and killed and W.H. Brown, a bartender, was probably fatally wounded at Windsor Park.  The woman’s husband, manager of the Majestic theater was arrested, charged with the double crime, which he denies.  Windsor Park is an amusement resort near the city and it was to this place that Brown and the actress went.  They were seated on a bench in a secluded spot when they were shot.

The Sun (New York, NY); Friday 1 March 1907; pg. 5 col. 6

ACTRESS AND COMPANION SHOT—Woman’s Husband Arrested, but Rival Lover Is Believed to Be Guilty.

            BRUNSWICK, Ga., Feb. 28.—Lillian Davenport, an actress, was shot dead, and W.H. Brown, a business man who was with her, was fatally shot in a secluded part of Windsor Park about 1 o’clock this morning.
            R.L. Davenport, manager of the Majestic Theatre and husband of the dead actress, is under arrest.
            The indications are that the actress and the man were shot while in a compromising position.
            According to Brown’s ante-mortem statement the man who did the shooting slipped up on them before Brown knew that he was being watched.  He says two shots were fired into his back.  As Brown was writhing on the ground Mrs. Davenport rose to a sitting posture and the man fired a bullet into her breast.
            Brown started toward the city and notified Assistant Chief of Police Owens, who, with mounted officers and a physician, hurried to the park.  Mrs. Davenport was dead when they arrived.
            Brown at first said the woman’s husband did the shooting, but later was not so certain.  Davenport was arrested, but he says he can prove an alibi.  There are some who will swear Davenport was at his apartments engaged in a social game of cards during the evening.
            It is rumored that another man who had become fascinated with Mrs. Davenport and who had planned to elope with her committed the deed.
            Mrs. Davenport was a very handsome woman and has been greatly admired by men.  She was 20 years old.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH); Sunday 3 March 1907; pg. 5 col. 6

MYSTERY IN HER DEATH—Husband of Murdered Actress Has Been Released.

            BRUNSWICK, Ga., March 2.—Official inquiry into the murder of Lillian Davenport, the actress, and A.R. Brown, a bartender, Wednesday night, has only deepened the mystery.
            The coroner’s jury rendered a verdict last night, that the two came to their death from bullets fired by some unknown party.  R.L. Davenport, husband of the actress, who was held as a suspect, has been released.

The Biloxi Daily Herald (Biloxi, MS); Monday 4 March 1907; pg. 2 col. 5

MYSTERY OF MURDER IS STILL UNSOLVED—Brown Dies After Exonerating Woman’s Husband—PUBLIC MIND IS DIVIDED—As to Who Killed Lillian Davenport and A.R. Brown in a Park at Brunswick—Husband Was Arrested, But Proved an Alibi.

            Brunswick, Ga., March 2.—The shooting of the actress, Lillian Davenport, and her companion, A.R. Brown, in a secluded spot in a park at Brunswick, is still as great a mystery as ever.
            A.R. Brown, the bartender, and companion of the actress, died at the city hospital Friday.  Before his death he made a statement in which he exonerated the husband of the actress, and says Teddy committed the crime.  They dying statement of Brown is as follows:
            “About 8 o’clock I went by the restaurant.  I had an engagement with the girl, Lillian, and met her by the postoffice [sic].  We were sitting out by the ditch and saw some one pass by with a slouch hat on.
            “She said:  “There goes some one.”
            “Ten or fifteen minutes later I heard a shot right over me.  He shot me in the back.  I said:  ‘Give me my pistol and I will shoot him,’ but I had no pistol.  He then stepped back and snapped again.  She started towards him, with a small hammer, and he shot and killed her.
            “I believe it was Teddy.  I don’t believe Davenport had anything to do with it.
            “Teddy was crazy over her.  She begged him to let her alone.  Last Monday night I was out with the girl and Teddy followed me.  I don’t know what she said after she was shot.  I had nothing to defend myself with, not even a pocket knife.
            “When I left the restaurant I was with a friend, Sam Crenshaw.  We went towards the postoffice [sic], and I said somebody, two of them, were following me, and told me to watch out, and I believe one of these men shot me.”
            The party referred to as Teddy is a Greek, whose other name is Mercatos.  He was the former proprietor of the Metropolitan restaurant.
            Teddy Mercatos was arrested in Savannah and proved he spent Wednesday night in that city, hence he was later released.
            The public mid is very much divided as to who committed the double murder.  As for Davenport, the husband, there is no longer any doubt as to his innocence of the crime, as a complete alibi was proven before the coroner’s inquest, and he was given his freedom.
            Who the real murderer is is only a matter of conjecture.  It was said Teddy Mercatos, who is was claimed left the city Monday last for Savannah, was the man wanted, hence his arrest.
            It was stated at the Metropolitan restaurant, where Mrs. Davenport worked, for several weeks as a waiter, that she met Mercatos.  She sought employment there, it is said, because she had no other means of making a living.  She and Davenport had separated.
            The body of Mrs. Davenport was interred Friday.  The Rev. Frederick D. Thomas, of the Presbyterian church, officiated at the ceremonies.  A large concourse of friends attended the funeral, noticeable among whom were all members of the Parker Amusement company, now wintering here with whom she had been connected for a long time.  They purchased the finest casket that could be gotten, and her body was most becomingly attired by the Daughters of the Maccabees, who with most commendable spirit, had interested themselves in the winsome, but unfortunate little woman, an still justice has so far been cheated, for the law has so far no positive clew [sic] which can fasten the crime upon a single individual.

The Keowee Courier (Walhalla, SC); Wednesday 6 March 1907; pg. 8 col. 4

PRETTY ACTRESS KILLED

            Brunswick, Ga. March 1.—R.L. Davenport, manager of the Majestic Theater in this city, is under arrest charged with the murder of his wife, Lillian Davenport, an actress, and with perhaps mortally shooting W.H. Brown, who is a bartender.  The terrible affair occurred in a secluded part of Windsor Park, a pleasure resort of Brunswick.
            It is now rumored that there is another man who committed the deed, and had planned to elope with the attractive wife of Davenport.  There are some who will swear that at the time of the tragedy Davenport was in his room engaged in a game of cards.
            STORY OF THE SHOOTING—Brown and the actress went Wednesday night to Windsor Park together.  They were seated upon a bench in a secluded part of the park, and had been there only a short while, not knowing they were being watched, when a pistol report sounded.  Two shots followed this.  One of the bullets which struck Brown entered his abdomen.  The man who did the shooting was in full view when the second shot was fired.  This also struck Brown, and he cried to the actress to shoot the would-be murderer.
            The woman started, when the assailant fired once more, the bullet striking her in the breast.  Terribly wounded as he was, Brown went to the assistance of the stricken actress.  He placed her upon a bench, and, staggering from loss of blood, started to Brunswick for assistance.  Brown returned with a physician and a number of mounted police, but they were too late, for in the meantime the woman had died.  On the ground beneath the bench was a cluster of roses which had fallen from  her hands, her jacket and a book.
            Brown fainted after his trying experience, and was taken to the hospital.  It is now thought he will die.  He told the police that he thought the shooting was done by R.L. Davenport, husband of the dead woman, but was not positive.  Davenport denied that he had done the shooting.

Mortuary book listed A.R. Brown as a suicide and Lillian Davenport murdered by A.R. Brown.

DAVENPORT, Malvina Ruff
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 2 August 1932; pg. 8 col. 5

MISS DAVENPORT, AN AGED RESIDENT, DIES HERE TODAY

            Miss Mallie R. Davenport, 85 years of age, one of Brunswick’s oldest women, who has resided in this city practically all of her life, died today after an illness of three or four weeks.  Despite her advanced age Miss Davenport had been in comparatively good health until recently, and was, up to the time of her illness, almost a daily visitor to the business section of the city.  She was known by a wide circle of friends.
            Miss Davenport was born in South Carolina, but moved to Brunswick when a mere child and has resided here continuously throughout her life.  She is the last of a well known Brunswick family.
            Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock from the residence of T.D. Symmes, 1011 Grant street, a nephew of the deceased, conducted by Royal K. Tucker, and interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery.  Mortician Edo Miller will be in charge of the funeral and the pall bearers will be the following:  C.M. Gowen, Clarence Gowen, E.C. Allen, A.O. Anderson, L.A. Robinson, R.W. Ralston.

DAVENPORT, Thomas E.
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 2, No. 24; Wednesday 6 December 1876; pg. 4, col. 1

TRIBUTE OF RESPECT--Whereas, in the mysterious workings of the Divine will, it has seemed best for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe to remove from our midst the late Mayor of our City, the Hon. Thomas E. Davenport, who was suddenly removed from among us by an untimely and accidental death, on Friday evening 24 November 1876.  And whereas it is meet and proper for us as individuals and as members of the City Council of Brunswick to pay a proper tribute to the memory of one who has shown through the late Epidemic in our city the spirit of one who knows no fear, of one who by day and by night, with disease, danger and death lurking on every side of him, laying aside all personal feelings of safety, was always found at the post of duty, ready, willing, and competent to render aid, comfort, and consolation to the afflicted of our city.
            Therefore be it resolved by the members of Council assembled,
1st.  That in the death of Thomas E. Davenport the City Council of Brunswick has lost a presiding officer who was always courteous and kind as an associate, zealous and firm in the discharge of his duty, and competent and qualified in every particular to fill the position which he honored.
            RESOLVED 2nd--That in the death of Thomas E. Davenport the citizens of Brunswick have lost the services of one whose place they will long seek to fill--a friend to all, a foe to none.
            RESOLVED 3rd--That in the death of Thomas E. Davenport the County of Glynn has lost one of her shining lights, and one from whom she expected many years of usefulness.
            RESOLVED 4th--That in his death the Bar of the Brunswick Circuit has lost one of its brightest ornaments, and the legal talent of the State of Georgia one who bid fair to take his stand among the most distinguished.
            RESOLVED 5th--That we tender to the family of our deceased friend and Mayor the heartfelt sympathy of the members of Council and all the city officials, and trust that He who "tempereth the wind to the shorn lamb" may teach them to regard this visitation as the work of Him "who doeth all things well, who is glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonder."
            RESOLVED 6th--That while to our finite mind the untimely death of our friend seems unjust, unkind, and untimely, yet in humble submission we bow to the will of Him who "doeth all things well," trusting that ere this he has received the welcome invitation "Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world."
            RESOLVED 7th--That this preamble and resolutions be spread upon the minutes of Council and published in the Seaport Appeal, Brunswick ADVERTISER, Savannah News, Telegraph and Messenger, and Atlanta Constitution, and a copy be furnished the family of our deceased friend and Mayor.
            RESOLVED 8th--That the Council Chamber be draped in mourning, and the city officials wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days.
            RESOLVED 9th--That a page be left upon the minutes, with the name and age of our deceased Mayor inscribed thereon.
            Unanimously adopted.
            True extract from the minutes of 29 November 1976.  E.C.P. Dart, Cl'k of Council.

DAVENPORT, Walter “Boisy” Orlando
The Brunswick News; Sunday 20 March 1904

WHITE MAN WAS BADLY MANGLED—“Boisy” Davenport Crushed Almost to Death Last Night—BOTH LEGS WERE CUT OFF—Physicians Stated That He Could Not Live Through the Night—Man was Probably Asleep on the Track.

            “Boisy” Davenport, a well known white man, was terribly mangled by a flat car of the Atlantic Coast Line near the foot of Gloucester street shortly after 12 o’clock last night, and doctors who arrived on the scene announced that he could not recover from the injuries received.
            It seems that Davenport was intoxicated, as the night watchman stated that he saw him shortly before the accident occurred on Bay street, going toward the track.  Others also reported that they had seen him early in the night and that he was drinking.
            Engineer Eugene [illegible] was in charge of the shifting engine which was backing a number of cars.  As soon as the first one struck the unfortunate man, who was evidently asleep on the track, his screams were heard and the train stopped.
            Dr. G.W. Blanton, the A.C.L. surgeon, arrived in a few mintues and stated that the man could hardly live until morning.  Both his legs were cut off at the knee, his arm appeared to have been also broken, while he received a number of other injuries.
            He was removed to the city hospital and all of the attention possible was given, but he will hardly live more than a few hours.
            “Boisy” Davenport has been living in Brunswick all of his life, and there are but few people who do not know him.  Lately he has [illegible] by the city [illegible] he has no family or close relatives.

DAVIDSON, D. (Capt.)
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 12 July 1884; pg. 6 col.
 

DEATH OF CAPT. DAVIDSON

            Capt. D. Davidson died this week after a very short illness.  He was taken ill on Friday.  On Sunday evening he seemed so much brighter that Mr. Joe Davidson, his son, who had been summoned to his bedside, left on the 6 o’clock train for Waresboro.  At 8 o’clock he grew worse, and died shortly after.  He was escorted to his last resting place by Bnai Brith Lodge, the Brunswick Riflemen, the brass band and a number of friends.  Captain Davidson was the commanding officer of the Ware County Guards during the late war, and did valiant service, being ever ready to respond when duty called.  The Guards and Riflemen were attached to the same command.  The 26th Georgia and the survivors of the old company speak in highest terms of Capt. Davidson as a soldier.

DAVIS, Augustus R.
The Brunswick News; Monday 9 August 1954; pg. 12 col. 5

FUNERAL IS HELD TODAY FOR LATE AUGUSTUS DAVIS

            Funeral services for Augustus R. Davis, one of Brunswick’s oldest residents, were held this afternoon at 3 o’clock at the graveside in Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
            Mr. Davis, who would have been 96 years of age in November, died in the Brunswick hospital Saturday afternoon as the result of injuries sustained in a fall at the home of his son, Sam E. Davis, several days ago.  He received a broken hop and complications resulted, causing his death.
            The funeral cortege, in charge of the Miller Funeral Home, left here at 1:30 this afternoon, and the services were conducted by the Rev. Talbert Morgan, rector of St. Marks Episcopal Church.  Active pallbearers were grandsons of Mr. Davis and honorary pallbearers were Marion Pacetti, Andrew Godley, Ben Godley, T.M. Mroczkowski, Mack McGinnis, B. Kennedy, E.C. Corren, Paul Brantley, Walter Haven, S.W. Popwell, Johnny McGee, Joe Rudolph, Wyche Jones, Harrell Bessent, R.J. Churchill, Louis Smith, Sam Bruand, Harry Frohock, Harry Peeples, Hal Myers.
            Mr. Davis removed here a few years ago to reside with his son.  Other survivors are another son, E.C. Davis, Jacksonville; 10 grand children and 11 great grand children.

DAVIS, Carrie Reddick (Drury)
The Brunswick News; Friday 12 January 1968; pg. 3 col. 6

MRS. CARRIE DAVIS DIES IN HOSPITAL

            Mrs. Carrie Drury Davis, 81, a resident of the Brookman community, died this morning at the Brunswick hospital after an extended illness.  A native of Glynn County, she had lived here all of her life.  She was a member of the New Hope Congregational Methodist Church.
            She is survived by a son, John Childs Davis, Jr., Brunswick; four daughters, Mrs. Madeline Shiver, Mrs. Verla Loper and Mrs. Winnie Edgy all of Brunswick and Mrs. Lucile Warren of White Oak; 19 grandchildren, a number of great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Layton Drury of Brunswick and a sister, Mrs. Blanche Bell of Brunswick.
            Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by the Gibson-Hart-Durden Funeral Home.

The Brunswick News; Saturday 13 January 1968; pg. 3 col. 1

DAVIS RITES SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON

            Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie D. Davis, 81, who died yesterday, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of the Gibson-Hart-Durden Funeral Home.
            The Rev. Calder Kinny and the Rev. Julian Walker will officiate, and burial will be in the Drury cemetery.  Grandsons of Mrs. Davis will serve as pallbearers.
            The body will be taken to the residence in Brookman this afternoon and will remain there until noon tomorrow.

DAVIS, E.A.
The Savannah Tribune; 1 May 1915; pg. 5 col. 1

DEATH

            Brunswick, Ga., April 17, 1915 Editor of The Savannah Tribune:
            Please allow me place upon the pages of your paper to inform the brethren of the Masonic craft of the death of our friend and brother, E.A. Davis, which occurred Tuesday April 6th.  Brother Davis, who was a member of Corner Stone Lodge No. 8 had been sick for quite a while.  Bro. Davis was both a Mason and Pythian.  To know Bro. Davis was to love him.  And in the Masonic field, a true Mason has departed from the field of labor and has gone into the realms of the Most High to enjoy the refreshments prepared for the final faithful.  Bro. Davis leaves a host of friends to mourn his demise and more especially among the members of Corner Stone Lodge No. 8 A.F. and A.M., he being the secretary for many years.  Bro. Davis was buried from the Shiloh Baptist Church, of which he was a deacon.  The Rev. S.C. Roberts officiated.
            Yours,
            Corner Stone Lodge No. 8
            E.W. Johnson, acting sec’y

DAVIS, Earl Peter
The Brunswick News; Saturday 17 May 1997; pg. 3A col. 3

EARL P. DAVIS SERVICE MONDAY

            The funeral for Earl P. “Shorty” Davis, 73, of Brunswick will be 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Martha Grice officiating.  Burial with full military honors will follow at Palmetto Cemetery.
            He died Friday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
            Surviving are his wife, Irma Jean Davis of Brunswick; a son, Peter D. Davis of Brunswick; four daughters, Barbara J. Knight of Yulee, Fla., Donna K. Hord of Darien, and Sue C. Lemmond and Patricia L. Embery, both of Brunswick; 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
            He was a Glynn County resident for 36 years and was a lifetime member of Woodman of the World.  He was a disabled veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

DAVIS, James
The Atlanta Constitution; Thursday 19 October 1876; col. 4

DEATHS AT BRUNSWICK

            Mrs. Sally Hudson, Miss Sarah M. Roberts, Mrs. Margaret E. Snow, Herbert L. Snow, Dosia Coston, sailor, name unknown, Henry F. Black, Isaac Christian, Netty Cohen, Dr. B.H. Hampton, Sam Chinaman, Henry Cox, Palmer Jones, Wm. R. Cozard, E.B. Courtney, Miss Louisa Hicks, Joseph Goodbread, Stringfellow, steward brig “Laura Gertrude,” sailor, name unknown, Fannie Waters, B.W.H. Davenport, E.W. Kelly, Lizzie Floyd, E.W. Cox, Almander [Alexander?] Peters, Gustave Peters, Mary Shrine, E. Moran, Katie Moran, Geo. Ray, E. Gatchell, Jno Slian, Wm. Kraus, Salvaorn Saverese, sailor, name unknown, M. Bartlett, Phillip Burchard, James Davis, Rosa C. Racetty, Alex A. Williams, Jno. Powers, B.E. Tenniman, ?E Golding, C.A. Bunkley, S.E. Moore, John Peters, Wm. Burns, J.T. Zeigler, C.L. Cole, Mrs. West, Seaborn Jones, C.E. Todt, Oscar Dover, Mrs. Thos. Borne, Mrs. Tuthill, E.C. Tuthill, Mrs. P.N. Blair, T.F. Smith, editor Appeal, Mrs. Margaret Hudson, Wm. Savage, A.J. Smith, lawyer, Chas. Sperr, Anna Bryant, Dr. Taber, Pat Hawkins, Tom Chinaman, Miss Lela Mason, Dr. R. Nobles, Mrs. Gray, W.F. Herzog, W.E. Jones, Eddy Woodwin, sailor, sailor, Thos. Peters, Salson? Green, J.W. Fowler, Mr. Morgan, Captain Roberts’ child.

DAVIS, Jamitra
The Brunswick News; Friday 14 January 2000 pg. 4A cols. 3-4

JAMITRA DAVIS:  EDUCATOR

            The funeral for Jamitra N. Ector Davis, 30, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Church in Darien.  Burial will be in Hudson Cemetery in Meridian.
            Mrs. Davis died Saturday from injuries sustained from a gunshot wound.
            The family will receive friends at Darien Funeral Home 2 to 8 pm. Today and Saturday at St. John Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
            The family requests that those wishing make memorial contributions to the Bank of America for her daughter, JaKayla Nibet Davis.
            Surviving in addition to her daughter of Carneghan, are her parents, Bettye Scott Ector of Carneghan and James Ector of Huntsville, Ala., two sisters, Tashera[?] Ector and Candice Ector, both of Huntsville, three brothers, Derek Stanley and Frankie King, both of Atlanta, and Cedrick Ector of Huntsville, her grandmother, Lizzie Mae Scott of Carneghan, uncles, aunts and other relatives.
            A member of St. John Baptist Church, Mrs. Davis was a 1987 graduate of Hershel V. Jenkins High School and a 1991 graduate of Spellman College.  She worked for the Glynn County Board of Education for the past five years and was formerly an educator in the Chatham County public school system, teaching at Myers Middle and Eli Whitney Elementary.  She served on the Education Committee.

DAVIS, Jerry Edward
The Brunswick News; Monday 2 April 1951; pg. 10 col. 4

INFANT VICTIM OF ACCIDENTAL DEATH BY SUFFOCATION

            A two-month-old baby was pronounced dead at City Hospital at 1 a.m. Sunday after being accidentally smothered at a residence near Sterling while lying in bed with his mother and an older brother, Glynn Coroner L.M. Harrison said today.
            The victim was Jerry Edward Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grover L. Davis.
            Coroner L.M. Harrison said the child had not been ill, and there is little doubt that death was caused by suffocation.  It was clearly an accident, he added, and no inquest was necessary.
            The coroner said the mother had gone to sleep in the same bed with the infant and his older brother, G.L. Davis, Jr., who is 2 ½ years old.  The baby was lying between his brother and mother.  Mrs. Davis had put G.L., Jr. in the same bed because he had been ill, and she wanted to keep him under close observation.
            Mr. Harrison said the mother awoke about midnight and noted that her youngest son appeared lifeless.  She took the infant into her arms and rushed out into the night, running approximately a mile to a sister’s house in search of help.
            Soon afterwards an ambulance was called, and Jerry Edward was sped to City Hospital only to be pronounced dead upon arrival.
            The father was working at the time of the accident and went to the hospital as soon as he was notified.
            While there is little question but that the child was smothered, Coroner Harrison said, the exact manner in which he was suffocated could not be established.
            Several of the children reportedly had been ill for about a week, and Mrs. Davis was near exhaustion from caring for them.
            Funeral services were held this afternoon at the chapel of Gibson-Hart Funeral Home, and burial followed in Palmetto Cemetery.  The Rev. O. Pittman officiated.
            Survivors beside the parents are two brothers, G.L., Jr. and Kinston Davis and two sisters, Barnetta Patricia and Maxine Davis.

DAVIS, John Childs
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 8 January 1946; pg. 8 col. 3

COUNTY RESIDENT DIED LAST NIGHT

            John C. Davis, 67, a resident of this county for 40 years, died unexpectedly last night at his home at Brookman.
            Mr. Davis served during the entire time he resided at Brookman as section foreman of the Seaboard Air Line, having been retired two years ago because of his health.
            He is survived by his wife, four daughters, Mrs. R.T. Shiver, Mrs. S.E. Looper [sic] and Mrs. Woodrow Edgy, of this city, and Mrs. W.M. Warren, of White Oak, and one son, J.C. Davis, Jr., of Brookman.
            Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at Emanuel church, to be conducted by the Rev. Lynwood Jordan, and burial will be in Drury cemetery.  Arrangements are in charge of the Gibson-Hart Funeral Home.

DAVIS, L.B. (Rev)
The Columbus Enquirer-Sun; Saturday 9 February 1907; pg. 8 col. 5

REV. L.B. DAVIS IS ILL AT BRUNSWICK—The Columbus friends of Rev. L.B. Davis will learn with regret that he is seriously ill at Brunswick, Ga.  Rev. and Mrs. Davis recently spent several weeks in the city, the guest of their daughter, Mrs. C.L. Groover.

DAVIS, Sarah A. Elizabeth (Lowman)
The Brunswick News; Thursday 14 February 1924; pg. 1 col. 2

MRS. L.B. DAVIS DIES AT HOME OF DAUGHTER IN ATLANTA YESTERDAY

            News was received in Brunswick this morning of the death in Atlanta of Mrs. L.B. Davis, former resident of this city, who has been residing with her daughter, Mrs. H.D. Butler, for several years.
            Mrs. Davis was the wife of the late Dr. L.B. Davis, who was at one time one of this city’s leading physicians.  She was eighty-six years of age.  Surviving are four children; Rev. G.A. Davis, of Parrish, Fla.; Mrs. H.D. Butler, of Atlanta; Mrs. T.H. King, of Pensacola, and John A. Davis, of Brunswick, and several grand-children and great-grandchildren.
            The deceased was a devoted mother, a devout Christian and a loyal friend.  She was greatly beloved by all who knew her on account of her lovable personality, her interest in the welfare of others.  The funeral services will be conducted from the home of her son, J.A. Davis, 1519 Lee street, Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. T.H. Thomson officiating.  The burial will take place in Oak Grove cemetery, the following acting as pallbearers:  J.J. Vickers, J.W. Simmons, Roy C. Davis, W.F. Symons, John M. Davis and T.K. Mroczkowski.

DAVIS, Thomas Junior
The Brunswick News; Monday 1 November 1982; pg. 3A, col. 3

            Services for Thomas Junior Davis, 58, 3307 Treville Ave., Brunswick, who died Friday at an Athens hospital, were held today, 2 p.m., at Sumner Baptist Church, Sumner.  Burial was at Sumner Cemetery.
            Mr. Davis, a native of Fayette County, had lived in Brunswick for the past 15 years.  He was employed as an appliance technician and was a veteran of World War II.  He was a member of Pleasant Hill Primitive Baptist Church, Sycamore.
            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Janie Florence Howell Davis, Brunswick; a daughter, Mrs. Dale Aschenbach, Jacksonville, Fla.; three brothers, James M. Davis, Poulan, Roy H. Davis, Ashburn, W.E. Davis, Woodstock, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. E.W. Collins, Ocilla, and Mrs. Lois Nix, Atlanta; three grandchildren.
            Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester was in charge of arrangements.

DAVIS, Zoreda Rebecca (Davis)
The Brunswick News; Monday 22 December 1952; pg. 12 col. 5

MRS. REBECCA DAVIS

            Mrs. Zoreda Rebecca Davis, widow of the late Capt. Samuel Davis, who died last May, passed away at the City Hospital early Sunday morning, after a short illness.
            Mrs. Davis was born in Brunswick on August 8, 1886, and had spent her entire life in this city, where she was well known by many friends.
           She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Davis Cate, well known island resident, and Mrs. Ida Davis Osterhout of this city, and a brother, John B. Davis of Brunswick.  Three nieces and two nephews also survive.
            Funeral services were held at 3 o’clock this afternoon at the chapel of the Miller Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. E.E. Wright of the Church of Christ.  Burial was in the family plot in Palmetto Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were H.P. McDonald, Hilton Thomas, John B. Sinkhorn, A.M. Coward, W.T. Diestal and J.T. Bennett.

DAY, Charles
The Brunswick Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 30 May 1885; pg. 3 col. 1

DEATH OF MR. CHARLES DAY

            Mr. Chas. Day died at the home of his son, Mr. H.C. Day, of this city, on Thursday night last.  Mr. Day was well known, both in Macon, his former home, and elsewhere, being for years one of the active cotton merchants of Georgia.  If we mistake not he owned the first steamer that run the Ocmulgee.  For many months past his failing strength gave evidence that he would last but a little while longer, so his death was not unlooked for.  His furneral [sic] took place yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock from Episcopal church.

DAY, Thomas Fletcher
Daily News (Greensboro, NC); Wednesday 2 April 1941; pg. 12 col. 6

            Funeral service will be held at 10:30 o’clock this morning at Hanes chapel for Thomas Fletcher Day, following which the body will be sent to Savannah, Ga., for a graveside service at 4 o’clock tomorrow afternoon.  The service here will be conducted by Rev. Kenneth Goodson, assistant pastor of West Market Street Methodist church.
            Mr. Day, who was 66 years old, lived at 1118 Caldwell street and was engaged in the real estate business.  His death yesterday morning at 2 o’clock at Wesley Long hospital followed a brief illness.  He was a native of Savannah, coming to Greensboro from there in 1923, and as a member of College Place Methodist church and of Ireland Bible class at West Market Street Methodist church.
            Mr. Day is survived by his wife; a daughter, Miss Edith Day, Washington; two sons, Thomas G. Day, Greensboro, and John A. Day, Erie, Pa., and one sister, Mrs. S.E. Couch, Savannah.

DEAVER, Martha N. (Lester)
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 20 November 1912

MRS. A.S. BEAVER, BRUNSWICK

            Brunswick, Ga., November 19—(Special)—Mrs. A.S. Beaver [sic], one of the oldest and most prominent residents of this city, passed away late last night, after an illness of several months.  Mrs. Beaver was born in Hartford county, Maryland, in 1851, and was married in 1869.  The family moved to St. Simons Island in 1876, where she resided 33 years.  Since when, she has been a resident of Brunswick.  She is survived by a husband and ten children, including Mrs. G.H. Meadle, of Jacksonville, while all the other children reside in this city.  The funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon and interment will take place at the old Frederick, a burial grounds [sic] on St. Simons.

DEAVER, Rexford N.
The Brunswick News; Sunday 7 March 1915; pg. 8 col. 3

R.N. DEAVER TO BE BURIED AT FREDERICA

            R.N. Deaver’s funeral will be conducted from the residence of his father, corner of Johnston and Albermarle streets, at 10 o’clock this morning.  Rev. C.A. Jackson of First Methodist church officiating.
            Immediately after the funeral his body will be taken to St. Simon’s and interred at Frederica cemetery and the commitment service will be conducted by Rev. Mr. Wynn.
            The following gentlemen will act as pallbearers:  Sidney Nathan, E. C???, Joseph Owens, LaGatte Burns, Livingston Everett and Staff Burney.

DeBRUHL, Stephen C.
Advertiser & Appeal; Wednesday 7 August 1878; pg. 3 col. 1

            A letter from Florida brings the sad news of the death of Col. S.C. DeBruhl, our quondam citizen, which event took place at his home in Marion county, in that State, on the 16th ult.  In behalf of numbers of our citizens, we extend to the widow and orphans our heartfelt sympathy.

DELANO, Emma  (Mrs.)
The Brunswick News; Friday 22 May 1942; pg. 8 col. 1

DEFENDANT INDICTED; PLAINTIFF IS DEAD—UNUSUAL DEVELOPMENTS IN DAMAGE SUIT CASE RECENTLY FILED HERE

            The plaintiff in an unusual damage suit filed in Glynn superior court died in a local hospital yesterday afternoon, while the defendant in the case was arrested on an indictment returned by a Glynn county grand jury charging larceny after trust.
            It was announced only a few days ago that Mrs. Emma Delano, 86-year-old Glynn county woman, had filed suit against Mrs. Ella Dean Moore, also of this county.  The suit seeks to recover approximately $5,000 which the plaintiff alleged she had as a life saving and “at the urgent request and under deceptive and misleading statements made by defendant, placed in the custody of said defendant all of said sum of money.”  The petition further alleges that the money was used by the defendant “for her own use and for her own benefit,’ ‘and that her actions represented a “rank fraud that was perpetrated upon the petitioner.”
            At the time the suit was filed Mrs. Delano was reported to be seriously ill in the City Hospital.  However, the case was brought to the attention of the grand jury, and, while Mrs. Delano was not able to appear as a witness, it was reported that other witnesses were called before the jury and questioned, and a true bill was returned.
            Yesterday afternoon, just a short time before the death of Mrs. Delano, the papers were served by a sheriff’s deputy, and Mrs. Moore posted bond in the sum of $1,000.  Her trial, as well as the hearing of the damage suit, is scheduled to come up at the next session of the superior court.
            Meanwhile, C.J. Cogdell, Mrs. Delano’s attorney, said today that the death of his client would in no way interfere with the case.  It will be continued, he said, in the name of the estate of an administrator who will probably be appointed.
            A temporary restraining order, preventing Mrs. Moore from disposing of any property she is alleged to have purchased with money belonging to Mrs. Delano, was granted by Judge Gordon Knox at the time the damage suit was filed, and a hearing on the permanent injunction has been set for June 15, the hearing to be in this city.
            It is reported that the particular case upon which the true bill was returned was in connection with a transaction involving $3,400.

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MRS. EMMA DELANO DIED YESTERDAY

            Mrs. Emma Delano, 86, a resident of Brunswick and Glynn county for the past 20 years, passed away at the City Hospital late yesterday afternoon.  Mrs. Delano had been in bad health for some time and was carried to the hospital for treatment about two weeks ago.
            It is understood Mrs. Delano is survived by a few relatives, who have been notified of her death and who are expected here to attend the funeral, which will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the parlors of the Gibson-Hart Funeral Home, to be conducted by the Ref. Elijah Scott.  Burial will be in Palmetto cemetery.

DeLAUGHTER, Jasper
The Brunswick Times-Advertiser; Monday 22 April 1895; pg. 1 col. 3

BURIED THIS AFTERNOON—The funeral of Mr. Jasper DeLaughter occurred this afternoon at 2 o’clock, from the First Baptist Church, and was largely attended.  Rev. W.M. Gilmore conducted the services.  The remains were interred in Oak Grove Cemetery.

DeLETRE, Eva (Way)
The Brunswick Times-Advertiser; Tuesday 28 May 1895; pg. 4 col. 5

MRS. DeLETRE DEAD—Mr. J.P. Shelley received a telegram today from Savannah announcing the death of Mrs. John C. DeLetre, of that city, which occurred last night.  Mrs. DeLetre was formerly Miss Eva Way of Flemington, and has a number of relatives here.  She leaves a mourning husband and one little daughter, one year old.  Mr. and Mrs. J.P. Shelley leave tonight for Flemington to attend the funeral, which occurs there tomorrow.

DELEVETT, Dorothy (Rowe) Willis
The Brunswick News; Saturday 7 May 2005; Online Article

            Dorothy Rowe Delevett, loving wife and mother, returned to the Father's house on May 4, 2005, at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Atlanta, Georgia at the age of 79.
            Dorothy Delevett was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1925, to John Joseph Rowe Sr. and Marie Catherine Homann. She was a resident of Brunswick since 1929, moving to Atlanta this past year to be close to family and to receive medical treatments.
            Following the death of her husband, Alvin James Willis, Dorothy married Dr. J. Allen F. Delevett, who preceded her in death.
            She attended Glynn Academy and retired from Rentavision as office manager. She was a devout Methodist and a loyal member of the First United Methodist Church of Brunswick where she had served on the administrative board. She attended the John Wesley Sunday school class, was chairman of Fellowship No. 4, and a member of Fellowships No. 48 and No. 3. Dorothy, and her husband Allen, served as medical missionaries to Zimbabwe, Jamaica and Bolivia. She was also on the Board of Directors of the YWCA and the MAP International Auxiliary, and was a longtime member of TOPS.
            She is survived by her children and their spouses, John and Debbie Willis, Susan and Thomas Byrd, A. James Jr. and Martine Willis, Cheryl Willis, John Collins, Allen and Celia Delevett, Philip and Nancy Delevett, Dr. Peter and Molly Delevett, Bowen and Lesley Delevett, Nowell Delevett, Shellie and Ed Raquet, Beryl and Richard Lombard and Barbara Fay; 23 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.
            Her daughter, Catherine Willis Collins, her son, Robert Willis, her sister, Ruth Rowe Specht, her brother, John Joseph Rowe and her stepson, Edward Fay, preceded her in death.
            Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 15, 2005, at the First United Methodist Church with the Revs. Rick Turner and Carlton Carruth officiating. A reception will follow in the church fellowship hall.
            Honorary pallbearer will be the John Wesley Sunday School Class and Fellowship No. 3.
            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Allen and Dorothy Delevett Mission Fund, First United Methodist Church of Brunswick, Post Office Box 1415, Brunswick, GA 31521.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DEMERE, Raymond III
The Georgian (Savannah, GA); Wednesday 15 February 1832; pg. 2 col. 5

            On the 9th ultim., departed this life, RAYMOND DEMERE, Esquire, of St. Simons Island, in his 59th year, the grandson of Captain Raymond Demere, a Cotemporary of General Oglethorpe, at the settlement of Georgia.  Mild and benevolent in disposition and of unassuming manners.
            Mr. Demere, was distinguished as a tender husband, kind father, and humane master.  Has left a widow and seven children to lament their irreparable loss.
            Mr. Demere was a sincere christian, a member of the Presbyterian Church—and a strenuous advocate of the Temperance Society.  He died happy, in the humble hope of Salvation, through the merits of Christ.

DENNARD, Mrs. Shirley Leola
The Brunswick News

Mrs. Dennard, 61 is Taken by Death

            Mrs. Shirley Leola Dennard, 61, 144 Lake Dr., died Saturday afternoon in a local nursing home after an extended illness.
            She was born in Erwin County and had been a resident of Brunswick since 1938, coming here from Waycross.  She was a member of the Pine Ridge Baptist Church.
            Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ellis E. Braddock of Brunswick; five sisters, Mrs. T.J. Whitley of Ocilla, Mrs. Mary Cannon of Jacksonville, Mrs. T.R. Smith and Mrs. Oden James, both of Atlanta, and Mrs. Frank Parson of Brunswick; four brothers, Joel Harper of Charleston, South Carolina, Meeks Harper, D.J. Harper, and Harold Harper all of Ocilla; and one grandson.
            Funeral services were held today at 2 p.m. at the Pine Ridge Baptist Church with the Rev. Robert H. Freeland officiating.  Burial was to follow in Palmetto Cemetery.  The Gibson-Hart-Durden Funeral Home was in charge.
            Nephews of Mrs. Dennard served as pallbearers.

DENNARD, V.D.
The Brunswick News

V.D. Dennard Taken by Death

            Vernnie Dewey Dennard, 61, died today at the Brunswick Hospital.
            Mr. Dennard had been a resident of Brunswick for the past 21 years, living on the Jacksonville Highway.
            Besides his wife he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ellis Braddock of Brunswick; one brother, Kermit Dennard of Readick, Florida; one sister, Mrs. W.C. Clark of New Smyrna Beach, Florida; and one grandchild.
            Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Pine Ridge Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. H.K. Neal.  The body will be placed in the church at 2 o'clock.  Interment will be in Palmetto Cemetery.  The body will remain at the chapel of the Gibson-Hart Funeral Home until placed in the church.

DENT, Emma Horry
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 1, No. 21, Wednesday 25 August 1875; pg. 4, col. 2

            Miss Dent, a maiden sister of Capt. Geo. Dent of this county, died on Sabbath last (Aug. 22, 1875), and was buried from the Episcopal Church of this city on Monday evening (Aug. 23, 1875).

DENT, George Columbus
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 9 March 1884; pg. 6 col. 3

            Mr. Geo. C. Dent, an old and respected citizen of this county, died on Wednesday last of rheumatism of the heart.  His remains were brought to the city for interment.  Mr. Dent was at one time Treasurer of Glynn county, and in ante-bellum days was a man of considerable wealth.

DENT, James
The Brunswick News; Saturday 14 March 1914; pg. 1 col. 4

DEATH OF PIONEER RESIDENT—James Dent Passed Away Yesterday Afternoon—Funeral Sunday.

            James Dent, a pioneer resident of Brunswick, passed away at his home 2212 Newcastle street, yesterday afternoon.
            Mr. Dent has been ill for some weeks past, the past few days he had shown considerable improvement, but yesterday his condition took a turn for the worse and he died at 5 o’clock.
            He was 71 years of age and had lived in this vicinity most of his life, a cabinet maker by trade, of late years he engaged in the boatbuilding business with his sons.
            Mr. Dent was a member of the Knights of Pythias, which order will have charge of the funeral arrangements.  The funeral will take place on Sunday morning at 10 o’clock at St. Judes’ Episcopal church, Rev. S.J. French officiating.

DENT, James Troup
The Atlanta Constitution; Wednesday 15 October 1913; pg. 16 col. 5

            Brunswick, Ga., October 14.—(Special.)—The funeral of James T. Dent, who passed away at his country home, Howfyl, twelve miles from Brunswick, Saturday night, occurred in this city this morning, the interment being in Oak Grove cemetery.  The deceased is survived by his wife, who was Miss Miriam Gratz Cohen, of Savannah, and three children, Misses Miriam and Ophelia Dent and Mr. Gratz Dent.

DENTY, Joshua Wilson
The Brunswick News; Monday 8 July 1929; pg. 8 col. 5

JOSHUA W. DENTY DIED YESTERDAY

            Joshua Wilson Denty, of 1317 Egmont street, 65 years of age, passed away in the City hospital yesterday after an illness of some time.  He had been ill at his home and was carried to the hospital several days ago for treatment.
            Mr. Denty, a carpenter by trade, had been a resident of Brunswick for three years.  He is survived by his widow and seven children, four boys and three girls.  Funeral services will be held at Miller’s chapel Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock, Rev. W.P. Blevins, of the First Methodist church, conducting the services.  The following friends will act as pall bearers:  C.O. Dart, S.L. Eason, Harry Hummell, J.P. Palmer, T.L. Ricks, and Sam Martin.  The interment will be in Palmetto cemetery.

DEPPISH, John H.
The Darien Timber Gazette; Friday 20 October 1876; pg. 3 col. 4

            John H. Deppish, Esq., of the firm of Palmer and Deppish, Savannah, and well known in this city, died at Thunderbolt recently of yellow fever.

DePRATTER, Harry Lamar
The Brunswick News; online Thursday 19 January 2006

            Harry DePratter, 76, of Atkinson died Tuesday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.
            A native and lifelong resident of Brantley County, Mr. DePratter was a retired Teamster's Union member and had owned and operated the DePratter Garage and Wrecker Service for 25 years. At the time of his death, he was the maintenance supervisor for Paige's Minit Markets. Mr. DePratter was a charter member and deacon of Southside Baptist Church in Nahunta. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Faye Lewis DePratter.
            The funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Southside Baptist Church.
            Interment will follow in Rob Lewis Cemetery.
            Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of the church.
            Mr. DePratter's body will be placed in the church two hours prior to the service.
            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Pearson-Treadwell Funeral Home in Blackshear.
            Survivors include his wife, Yvonne Sellers DePratter of Hortense; three sons, Lamar DePratter and Franklin DePratter, both of Nahunta, and Darrell Dixon of Hortense; two daughters, Debbie McCarthy and Donna Adams, both of Hortense; a sister, Alice Sue Crews of Woodbine; a brother, Alton DePratter of Brunswick; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives.
            The family requests memorials be made to the Southside Baptist Church Building Fund, 104 School St., Nahunta, GA 31553.

DEVEREAUX, Maj. C.B.
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 3 No. 22; Wednesday 28 November 1877; pg. 3, col. 2

Sudden Death

            Our community was shocked on Monday morning last by a dispatch from Darien announcing the sudden death of Maj. C.B. Devereaux, which took place on Butler’s Island the night previous.  The Major had just returned from a pleasant trip North, and gone over on Friday last to look after the affairs of the Island, for which he is agent.  He retired, in perfect health, on Sunday night, and was found cold and lifeless in his bed the following morning, having been suddenly snatched away during the night by paralysis of the heart.  This sudden stroke has bereft us of one marked for integrity and uprightness of character, a perfect gentleman, beloved by all who knew him.  His circle of friends will miss him at their social gatherings, and there will be a vacant chair in the home circle.

DEXTER, Daniel S.
Darien Gazette; Vol. 1 No. 4; Monday 16 November 1818; pg. 3 col. 3

            Died, at Erie, (Penn.) on the 10th instant, commodore Daniel S. Dexter, commander of the United States' naval force on Lake Erie, at the age of about 35 years.

DEZERN, Valeria Mae (Smith)
The Brunswick News; Friday 18 August 1995; pg. 3A col. 6

VALERIA MAE DEZERN DIES THURSDAY

            Valeria Mae Smith Dezern, 70, of Brunswick died Thursday at her residence.
            The funeral will be 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, Glynn Avenue, with the Revs. Joe Guthrie and Spencer Johnson officiating.  Burial will follow in Palmetto Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be Jim Haddon, Jesse Haddon, Lamont Shell, Frankie Ogii, Donnie Harrison and John Moore.
            Honorary pallbearers will be George Pryor, B.R. Spivey, Ray Halligan, Harvey Burney, Robert Cox, Jerry Rose, Drs. Lana Skelton and Slim Osta, the oncology staff of St. Luke’s Hospital and the staff of Hospice of the Golden Isles.
            The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at the funeral home and requests memorials to the Leukemia Society.
            Surviving are her husband, Alvin George Dezern Sr. of Brunswick; two daughters, Nell Marie Nelson of Townsend and Connie Ringle of Brunswick; a son, Alvin Dezern Jr. of Brunswick; a brother, Leslie Smith of Brunswick; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
            The Wheeler County native had lived in Glynn County for 53 years.  She was a retired manager of Corsair Restaurant on Jekyll Island.  Mrs. Dezern was a member of the North Brunswick Christian Church and the Glynn Roadrunners Camping Club.

DICKEY, Thomas Jefferson
The Brunswick News; Friday 28 February 2003; pg. 4A col. 2

            Thomas Jefferson Dickey, 88, of St. Simons Island died Thursday at the Brian Center Inn.
            A memorial service will be held at Christ Church Frederica, at a later date.
            Surviving are his wife, Mary Lois Dickey of St. Simons Island; a daughter, Frances Dickey Blott of Gaithersburg, Md.; two sons, Thomas Jefferson Dickey of South Lake Tahoe, Colo., and Edward Dickey of San Rafael Calif.; a stepson, James William Newman of St. Simons Island; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
            A native of Fitzgerald, Mr. Dickey moved to Brunswick as a young child and lived most of his life on St. Simons Island.  He was a graduate of Glynn Academy and received a law degree from the University of Georgia.  Mr. Dickey served in the U.S. Army during World War II.  He practiced law in Glynn County for more than 50 years, retiring from the Dickey Whelchel, Brown and Readdick law firm in the early 1990s.  Mr. Dickey was a member of the American Legion and a lifetime member of the American Bar Association.  He was a member of St. William’s Catholic Church.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DICKSON, William
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 20 December 1884; pg. 7 cols. 1-2

            Sam Jones, a rather prominent daykey [sic] before the St. Simons public as a man of “off color,” always with plenty of ready cash without work, struck a mulatto boy by the name of Dickson on the head with a twenty-ounce billiard cue, last Saturday evening.  The attending physician pronounces the skull fractured, and has but little hope of his recovery.  Sam was arrested, but gave the officer leg bail, and, in all probability, is off the Island, gone to some other place to perpetrate a similar deed.  Sam is said to have come to St. Simons from Americus several years ago under a bad name.

Saturday 27 December 1884; pg. 7 col. 1

            William Dickson, the boy whose skull was fractured by Sam Jones, has been removed to Brunswick to undergo the operation of trepanning.  Dr. Burford, assisted by competent experts, will perform the operation.
            LATER—Since the above was received from our St. Simons editor, the boy alluded to died.  As was stated in our last, the murderer has escaped.  ED. AD. AND AP.

DILLON, D. James
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 13 February 1908

DEATH COMES TO D.J. DILLON—One of the Most Prominent Business Men in South Georgia

            News has been received in Atlanta of the death of one of Georgia’s most prominent business men, D.J. Dillon, of Brunswick, Ga.
            Mr. Dillon was 83 years of age at the time of his death, and had been connected with all of the important moves toward progress by the south Georgia city, where he had been living since 1870.  He was born in Savannah in 1825, and moved from there to Screven county, where he married Miss Martha A. Williamson.  In Brunswick he took great interest in public affairs, being alderman for several terms, and a member of the board of education.
            The deceased leaves seven children.
            Funeral services will be held today in the First Methodist church, Brunswick.

DIXON, Charles
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 5 February 1935; pg. 8 col. 3

YOUNG BOY DIES—Charles Dixon, 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Dixon, 2028 Reynolds street, died at the home of his parents at 9 o’clock this morning.  Besides the parents the child is survived by a sister, Catherine, and one brother, H.M., all of Brunswick.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Gibson-Hart Funeral Home.

The Brunswick News; Wednesday 6 February 1935; pg. 8 col. 1

FUNERAL IN FITZGERALD—The remains of Charles Dixon, the 3-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Dixon, who died Tuesday morning at the residence, 2028 Reynolds street, was carried by private conveyance this morning to Fitzgerald, where funeral services and interment will be held Thursday morning.  Gibson-Hart Funeral Home was in charge.

DIXON, Christopher W.
The Augusta Chronicle; Wednesday 9 October 1861; pg. 1A col. 1

MURDER—We learn that a difficulty occurred in Brunswick last week between Wm. Williams and Chris. W. Dixon. in which the latter lost his life.  We could gather no particulars of the affair.

DIXON, James Emory
The Brunswick News; Monday 28 December 1987

(Title cut off of my copy)

            James Emory Dixon, 55, of Hortense, died unexpectedly Sunday.
            Services will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Little Memorial Baptist Church with the Revs. J.W. Nails and Hazanna Grady officiating.  Interment will follow in Whitaker Hill Cemetery.
            Active pallbearers will be Johnny Leggett, Jessie Hampton, J.B. Willis, Perry Drury, Otha Murkerson, and Brantley Webb.
            Honorary pallbearers will be J. Roy Duggan, Robert Brubaker, Hugh Paladino, Ed Fleming, Jack Williams, Jimmy Ward, Richard Armstrong, Owen Greene, Don Black, Dom Broce, Ed Burch, Clint Poppell, Don O’Quinn, Tommy Hall, Lamar Davis, Caroline Chinn, Paul Kalb, and all supervisors of King and Prince Seafood.
            The body will be taken to the residence this afternoon and will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.
            Dixon is survived by his wife, Mildred J. Dixon of Hortense; a daughter, Dianne Fountain of Hortense; two sisters, Isabelle Murkerson of Hortense and Jewel Adell McKinney of Baxley; three brothers, Henry Earl Dixon of Jacksonville, Fla., Willie Gene Dixon of Hortense and William Harvey Dixon Jr. of Baxley; a grandson and several nieces and nephews.
            He was a native of Appling County and had been a resident of Brantley County for the past 15 years.  He was a plant superintendent with King and Prince Seafood.  He was of the Holiness faith.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DIXON, Joseph
The Brunswick News; Friday 5 March 1999; pg. 2A col. 1

            The funeral for Joseph Dixon, 85, of St. Simons Island will be noon Saturday at Emanuel Baptist Church with the Rev. R.J. Leggett officiating.  Burial will follow at Union Memorial Cemetery on St. Simons.
            He died Tuesday at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.  The funeral procession will depart from 1115 George Lotson Ave. on St. Simons.
            Surviving are his wife, Katie Mae Dixon of St. Simons; two daughters, Evelyn Alexander of Somerset, N.J., and Caroline Bass of Brunswick; a stepson, Charles Porter of St. Simons; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a niece; and several other relatives.
            Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DIXON, Lula M. (Johnson)
The Brunswick News; Saturday 23 October 1993; pg. 3A col. 3

LULA M. DIXON FUNERAL MONDAY

            The funeral for Lula M. Dixon of Sapelo Island will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Luke Baptist Church with burial in Behavior Cemetery.
            She died Wednesday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and the boat will leave Meridian dock at 9:30 a.m. Monday.
            Surviving are four daughters, Carolyn Lewis, Peggy Jones and Mary Ann Palmer, all of Brunswick, and Deborah Dixon of Rockville, Md.; two sons, Samuel L. Dixon of Brunswick and Daniel L. Dixon of Fayetteville; two sisters, Ruth Wilson of Sapelo Island and Dorothy Murry of Savannah; five brothers, Ronester Johnson and Fred Johnson, both of Sapelo Island, Isaac Johnson of Fancy Bluff, Joseph Johnson of New York and Lloyd Johnson of Brunswick; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
            The Sapelo Island native was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke Baptist Church, where she served as church clerk.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DIXON, Mary Eugenia (Moore)
The Brunswick Times; Wednesday 22 May 1901; pg. 1 col. 2

Mrs. Nicholas Dixon Dead.  Expired in Tampa, Florida, Yesterday Morning

        A telegram from Tampa to Dr. A.C. Blain announced the death of Mrs. Nicholas Dixon which sad event occurred yesterday morning.
        The telegram did not tell of the particulars of Mrs. Dixon's death.
        The deceased resided in Brunswick the greater part of her life and had hundreds of friends who will be shocked to hear the sad news of her death.
        Mrs. Dixon was formerly Miss Mary Eugenia Moore and was born and spent her girlhood days here.
        The body will reach this city at 2:35 this afternoon and the funeral will be held from St Mark's Episcopal church at 3.  Interment in Oak Grove cemetery.

DIXON, Thomas
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; Monday 29 March 1886

            Mr. Thomas Dixon, for many years a citizen of Darien, died at Brunswick in the beginning of the week of dropsy.

D’LYON, Leonora
Darien Gazette;
Vol. 1 No. 16; Monday 8 February 1819; pg. 3 col. 4

            Died, at Savannah, on the 29th inst. Mrs. Leonora D’Lyon, consort of Levi D’Lyon, attorney at law, in her nineteenth year.

DOCK, Bessie C.
The Brunswick News; Friday 14 January 2000 pg. 4A cols. 3-4

BESSIE DOCK:  GODMOTHER

            Bessie C. Dock, a retired seafood worker, died Sunday in Darien.
            The funeral will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Darien Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Upper Mill Cemetery.
            Surviving are her godchildren Jerry Bradley and Cornelius Heidt, both of Darien.
            A member of St. John Baptist Church in Darien, Mrs. Dock was born in Hardeeville, S.C., and educated in Jasper County, S.C.

DODGE, Anson Greene Phelps Jr. (Rev.)
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 20 August 1898

REV. MR. DODGE DYING—Distinguished Episcopal Preacher at Death’s Door.

            Brunswick, Ga., August 19.—(Special.)—News comes from St. Simon’s tonight that Rev. A.G.P. Dodge, one of the most prominent and wealthy Episcopalians in the south, is lying seriously ill at his home near the mills.  Rev. Mr. Dodge is a noted worker in the Episcopal church, and is regarded as the most prominent man in the Georgia diocese next to the bishop.  He has devoted his life, fortune and his talents toward doing good, and has accomplished more for the cause of humanity than many men of his age, who are interested in similar work.  At the last meeting of the church officials he was unanimously elected a delegate from Georgia to the general conference, which meets in Washington this year.  At his home on St. Simon’s Mr. Dodge has established an orphans’ home of this [sic] own, and there cares for and educates fourteen little children.  His philanthropy is noteworthy, and he is generally regarded as one of the best men in this country.  Personally he is very wealthy and has spent fortunes in building churches, contributing to church funds, establishing schools and doing good in like manner.

DODGE, Anson Greene Phelps III
The Brunswick Times-Advertiser; Thursday 15 March 1894; pg. 1 col. 7

PARTICULARS OF THE TRAGEDY—How Little Anson Dodge Was Killed at Frederica.

            The way in which the most deplorable accident at Frederica, which was reported in yesterday’s T-A, occurred, is as follows:
            After service at Christ’s church Tuesday evening, which is about one-fourth mile from the residence of Mr. Dodge, the four children, Mr. Dodge’s little son and adopted daughter, and Mrs. Cantwell’s two little girls were put in the buggy for a ride home, a negro boy leading the horse.  They got safely home, and into the barn yard when one of the children shook the reins, which made the horse trot.  This frightened the children and they screamed, when the horse became frightened and dashed between a tree and a shed, dragging the negro boy with him and, and who held on manfully and was himself nearly killed.  The buggy struck some obstacle and threw all the children out, little Anson Dodge being thrown against a tree and killed.  Mr. Dodge’s adopted daughter and Mrs. Cantwell’s eldest daughter were both badly bruised and cut about the face, but are up and about now.  The youngest child of Mrs. Cantwell’s was uninjured.  The occurrence was one of those unfortunate incidents that can not well be provided against.  Funeral service was read at Christ’s church by Rev. H.E. Lucas, assisted by Rev. D. Watson Winn yesterday evening.

DOERFLINGER, Amelia
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 8 May 1963; pg. 12 col. 3

FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN CHATHAM

            Miss Amelia Doerflinger died at her residence in Savannah early today after a brief illness.
            Miss Doerflinger was a native of Brunswick but had resided in Savannah for many years.  She was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church here.
            Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Emory D. Evans, Jacksonville, Mrs. W.B. Scott and Mrs. W.H. Leopold, both of Savannah.
            Funeral services will be held at the graveside in Oak Grove Cemetery here at 11 o’clock tomorrow with the Rev. Talbert Morgan officiating.
            Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

DOERFLINGER, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 1, No. 30; Wednesday 27 October 1875; pg. 1, col. 3

            We are pained to announce the death of Mrs. and Mr. Joseph Doerflinger, Sr., of this city-the former seventy-two and the latter seventy years of age.  They have lived happily together for many, many years, and now in ripe old age have "crossed the river" in five days of each other.  Their separation was indeed short.  The stricken children and friends have our sympathy.

DOERFLINGER, Louise Caroline (Warnke)
The Brunswick News; Thursday 26 March 1936; pg. 8 col. 4

FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN SAVANNAH

            Mrs. Louise Carolyn Doerflinger, former prominent resident of Brunswick, who died in Savannah yesterday afternoon, was buried in Oak Grove cemetery here today at noon.  Mrs. Doerflinger was the widow of the late F. Joseph Doerflinger, who for many years was a prominent Brunswick business man.  She was 82 years of age and was born in Germany.  She spent most of her life in Brunswick, but made her home in Savannah after the death of her husband here many years ago.  She was a communicant of the Episcopal church.
            Funeral services were held at 9:00 o’clock this morning at the chapel of Fox & Weeks, in Savannah, conducted by the Rev. Geoffrey H. Horsfield, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal church.  The funeral cortege left Savannah immediately after the services, and proceeded to this city.  At the cemetery services were conducted by the Rev. royal K. Tucker, the following acting as pallbearers;  Judge D.W. Krauss, Julian Bennet, J.T. Powell, H.F. duBignon, Jack Lissner, Colon J. Cogdell, Geo. A. Krauss, Lee Krauss.  Local arrangements were in charge of the Gibson Hart Funeral Home.
            Mrs. Doerflinger is survived by four daughters, Mrs. W.H. Leopold, Mrs. W.B. Scott and Miss Amelia Doerflinger, of Savannah, and Mrs. E.D. Evans of Jacksonville.

DOUGLASS, George
The Macon Telegraph (Macon, GA); Monday 22 July 1889; pg. 1 col. 3

TWO MEN COLD IN DEATH—FEARFFUL WRECK ON THE EAST TENNESSEE NEAR BRUNSWICK—Engineer Douglass and Fireman Ames Instantly Killed—Conductor Robinett Fatally Scalded and Two Negroes Badly Hurt.

            BRUNSWICK, July 21.—[Special.]—This morning near 12 o’clock a terrible accident occurred on the East Tennessee road about four miles from the city, by which two men were killed, three badly injured, one fatally, and a passenger engine and four freight cars completely demolished.
            THE KILLED AND INJURED.
            The killed are:
            Hostler GEO. DOUGLASS.
            Fireman JOSEPH AMES.
            The injured are:
            Yard Master ROBINETT.
            Car Cleaner A.J. ANDERSON.
            DAN SCOTT.
            The two latter are negroes.
            The news of the occurrence reached the city about 1 o’clock and spread like wildfire.  Agent Ogg and Conductor D.C. Smith of the road were soon at work making up a special train to dispatch to the scene of the disaster.  Your correspondent attempted to go out with the officials and Drs. Dana and Botford, road physicians, but was denied permission to board the train.  He was not to be foiled, however, and securing a livery team drove to the four mile crossing.
            A SECENE NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN.
            Walking back about 500 yards he came upon a scene not soon to be forgotten.  Across the track and lying on its side was engine No. 206, with the left driving-wheels in the air and the smoke-stack buried some three feet in the earth.  Behind it, and three or four feet from the track, the coal box was turned bottom up with a flat box car piled across.
            TWO MEN COLD IN DEATH.
            Beneath these two men were cold in death.  One, the engineer, lay beneath the ponderous wheels of the engine and only his head and shoulders could be seen through the debris.
            A few feet back lay the fireman, crushed and bleeding, though he had evidently died from suffocation by the steam.
            In the woods just a few feet from the wreck another man lay on a stretcher uttering fearful groans while the doctor was carefully bandaging the limbs that were scorched and bleeding.
            HIS FLESH SLOUGHED OFF.
            Even while he worked the flesh would slough from the bones on his lower extremities.  This was Yardmaster Robinett.  The two bodies under the wreck were those of Engineer George Douglass and Fireman Joseph Ames.  The two negroes had been brought to town.
            While the wounded man was being made as comfortable as was possible wreckers were at work digging out the dead.  This was at last accomplished, and the special started back to Brunswick with hits ghastly load.
            Facts were hard to learn in regard to the cause of the accident, but as near as can be obtained are as follows:
            CAUSE OF THE ACCIDENT.
            The track from the four-mile crossing, the scene of the disaster, to town, is laid with chair-iron rails, so-called on account of the peculiar clamp with which they are fastened to the track.  The engine was being backed to town tender forward, with seven flat cars attached.  One of the chairs was broken, and this caused the tender to climb the rails.  This rarely happens when the engine is going forward, as the heavy pressure of it keeps the rails down, but the tender being forward and very light, jumped on top of the rails and from there to the ties.
            THE TRACK WAS ROUGH.
            Another reason was given for the accident is that the track was rough and the swaying of the water in the tank over-balanced the tender, which had nothing in front of it to support it on the track.  Three engines were at the crossing coaling up when the accident occurred.  As No. 206 pulled down the East Tennessee track, No. 14, Engineer Grubb, and No. 19, Engineer Simmons, were on the Brunswick and Western track headed for town.  When the accident occurred Engineer Grubb saw it and, as engine 19 was the most convenient, sent it to learn the particulars.  Grubb pulled out for town and notified the officials.  Simmons reached the scene and his fireman, Ed Owens, hastened to the injured.
            AMES DIED PRAYING.
            Ames was still alive and was praying.  He called Owens and requested him to tell his mother that he tried to die a Christian.  He commenced praying after he spoke those words and died in a few minutes after with prayers on his lips.
            Douglass never uttered a word after he fell, having evidently died immediately.
            John Jacobs (colored) was on the last car when the accident occurred and, happening to see the tender leap the track, sprang from his seat.  When he recovered from the fall he saw Yardmaster Robinett running through the woods.  He caught him, but Robinett implored him to leave him and help the men under the engine.
            “MY POOR BOYS.”
            His first thought was for them, and he often asked for them, muttering as he did so:
            “My poor boys, my poor boys.”
            A sad feature of Robinett’s case is the fact that he was doing conductor duty for Conductor Smith, his room mate, who asked him to work for him to-day.  His case to-night was pronounced hopeless.  All the white men are single.
            No inquest was held, as it was not thought necessary.

DOVER, Catherine  (Mrs.)
The Georgian (Savannah, GA); Wednesday 1 July 1829; pg. 2 col. 6

DIED—At Dover Hall, Glynn County, on the morning of the 26th inst. Mrs. DOVER, consort of Thomas Dover, Esq. much esteemed by all who knew her, and deeply regretted by all her friends.

DOVER, Oscar
The Atlanta Constitution; Thursday 19 October 1876; col. 4

DEATHS AT BRUNSWICK

            Mrs. Sally Hudson, Miss Sarah M. Roberts, Mrs. Margaret E. Snow, Herbert L. Snow, Dosia Coston, sailor, name unknown, Henry F. Black, Isaac Christian, Netty Cohen, Dr. B.H. Hampton, Sam Chinaman, Henry Cox, Palmer Jones, Wm. R. Cozard, E.B. Courtney, Miss Louisa Hicks, Joseph Goodbread, Stringfellow, steward brig “Laura Gertrude,” sailor, name unknown, Fannie Waters, B.W.H. Davenport, E.W. Kelly, Lizzie Floyd, E.W. Cox, Almander [Alexander?] Peters, Gustave Peters, Mary Shrine, E. Moran, Katie Moran, Geo. Ray, E. Gatchell, Jno Slian, Wm. Kraus, Salvaorn Saverese, sailor, name unknown, M. Bartlett, Phillip Burchard, James Davis, Rosa C. Racetty, Alex A. Williams, Jno. Powers, B.E. Tenniman, ?E Golding, C.A. Bunkley, S.E. Moore, John Peters, Wm. Burns, J.T. Zeigler, C.L. Cole, Mrs. West, Seaborn Jones, C.E. Todt, Oscar Dover, Mrs. Thos. Borne, Mrs. Tuthill, E.C. Tuthill, Mrs. P.N. Blair, T.F. Smith, editor Appeal, Mrs. Margaret Hudson, Wm. Savage, A.J. Smith, lawyer, Chas. Sperr, Anna Bryant, Dr. Taber, Pat Hawkins, Tom Chinaman, Miss Lela Mason, Dr. R. Nobles, Mrs. Gray, W.F. Herzog, W.E. Jones, Eddy Woodwin, sailor, sailor, Thos. Peters, Salson? Green, J.W. Fowler, Mr. Morgan, Captain Roberts’ child.

DOWD, Frank
The Darien Timber Gazette; Friday 20 October 1876; pg. 3 col.
 

            Frank Dowd, well known in this city, died of yellow fever in Savannah recently.  Mr. Dowd was a soldier in the Mexican war.

DOWLING, Olin J.
 The Brantley Enterprise; 15 April 1998; pg. 7 col. 1

            Olin J. Dowling, 75, of Brunswick, died Tuesday, April 7 at the Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center in Brunswick.
            A native of Brantley County he had been a resident of Brunswick for the past forty-six years.  He was a retired electrician having worked with Bennett Electric Service for twenty-one years.  He was a veteran of World War II having served with the U.S. Army.  He was a member and Deacon of the Sterling Church of God of Prophecy.
            Survivors include his wife, Hester Mae Dowling, Brunswick; a son Charles J. Dowling, Brunswick; two daughters, Marilyn Clayton and Annette Tucker, Brunswick; two sisters, Cecile Bukkila, Brunswick and Loretta Robison, Waycross; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
            Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 9, from the Sterling Church of God of Prophecy with the Rev. Bobby Musgrove the Rev. James Spence and the Rev. Eldridge Willis officiating.
            Interment followed in the Palmetto Cemetery.
            Active pallbearers were grandsons and nephews.
            Honorary pallbearers were the Men of the Sterling Church of God of Prophecy.
            Memorial contributions may be made to the Sterling Church of God of Prophecy.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

DOWNS, Anna Thelma
The Brunswick News; Saturday 28 January 1989; pg. 3A col. 4

ANNIE T. DOWNS DIES EARLY TODAY

            Annie Thelma Downs, 85, of Brunswick died early today at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
            Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Julian Gornto officiating. Interment will follow in Palmetto Cemetery.
            Miss Downs is survived by a brother, Bill Downs of Atlanta; and two sisters, Lucille Glisson of Brunswick and Leona Gornto of Fort Worth, Texas.
            The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday.
            She was a native of Dufuniak Springs, Fla. And had been a resident of Brunswick since 1918. She had been an employee of the telephone company before working for Glynn Cleaners and later with Arrow Cleaners as a counter attendant.
            She was a member of McKendree Methodist Church where she had taught the adult Sunday School class.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DRAWDY, Frances Erline
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 15 April 1941; pg. 8 col. 5

DEATH OF INFANT—Frances Erline, three month old infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. G.T. Drawdy, of Thalmann, died at the City Hospital last night, after an illness of a few days.  Funeral services were held this afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Arnett cemetery, near Thalmann, conducted by the Rev. Mr. Littles.  The funeral was in charge of the Gibson-Hart Funeral Home.

DRAWDY, Meldrim Akin
The Brunswick News; Friday 18 September 1987; pg. 3A, col. 2

            Meldrim Akin Drawdy, 78, of Brunswick died Thursday evening after an extended illness.
            Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Chapel with the Revs. Charles Green and George Clary officiating.  Interment will follow at the Whitaker Hill (Harrison) Cemetery in Thalmann.
            Visitation will be at the chapel from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. tonight.
            Pallbearers will be Gary Nail, Billy Freeman, Travis Bridges, Ricki Miller, John Yonkosky and Joe Cranshaw.
            Honorary pallbearers include Charles Kilby, N.W. Spell, Greg Gibbs, Richard Parker, Ed Liles, DeWayne Underwood, Gerald Arnett, Ed Long, Jimmy Sears, Grover Hope, Clint Poppell, Woodrow Gale, Sammy Hope, Calvin Hope, Tom Howard, Rodney Harrison, Wilmer Drury, Dr. Salem Osta, and all the Hospice personnel.
            The family will be at 101 Oak St. in Highland Park and requests that those wishing to make contributions make them to the Hospice Society of Glynn County.
            Survivors include his wife Naomi Spell Clary Drawdy of Brunswick; two sons, Rene Drawdy of Brunswick and Ronald Clary of Springfield; three daughters, Jeanett Nail Clark of Thalmann, Laurie Cauldwell of Savannah, and Francis Josey of Augusta; a brother, Col. Frederick W. Best, U.S. Army Retired, Fayetteville, N.C.; two sisters, Minnie Bridges of Jacksonville, Fla., and Emma Jean Gale of Brunswick; 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
            Drawdy was a life-long resident of Glynn County, and a retired contractor and developer.  He developed Highland Park subdivision.  He was also a member of the Buckingham Church of God.
            Chapman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DRURY, LeBaron
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 16 December 1882; pg. 7 col. 3

OBITUARY—It is our painful duty to record the death of our esteemed townsman, LeBaron Drury, who for twelve years has been one of the leading business men of our city, ever active in all efforts to develop our business, and an intelligent and zealous representative of the English government at this port as British Consul.  He died peacefully at 12:30 A.M. on the 11th inst., after a protracted illness and much suffering, at the age of sixty-nine years.  Unaccustomed to illness and pain, he bore them with Christian resignation, and of him all can say with propriety, he was honest, tried and true.
            He was for many years High Sheriff of St. Johns county, in the Providence of New Brunswick, where his family have for generations held high position and exercised influence, and was for many years engaged in the cotton compress and forwarding business, first in Galveston and then in Norfolk, from which last named city he moved to our port, fondly hoping to build up such a business here, and working against obstacles well nigh insurmountable, he accomplished this result with partial success, and was looking earnestly for full and complete success up[on the re-organization of the B. & A. R.R. company, and the development of business by the E.T.V. & G. R.R. company, when, just on the eve of such re-organization and development, death claimed him as a victim.
            He will be sadly missed by many friends who had learned to love him for his many attractive qualities of head and heart, and by the whole community for which he has worked with a faith which knew no wavering.
            He leaves a wife, two sons and a daughter to mourn his loss, who have, we are assured, the heartfelt sympathy of all our people.

DRURY, Margaret Mae (Ellis)
The Brunswick News; Saturday 19 June 1971; pg. 3 col. 4

MRS. AM. DRURY DIES LATE FRIDAY

            Mrs. A.M. Drury Sr., 81, died at the Brunswick hospital late Friday following an extended illness.
            She had been a resident of Brunswick for the past 50 years, coming here from Macon, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
            Survivors are her husband, A.M. Drury Sr.; a daughter, Mrs. E.E. Amos; two sons, Ernest Drury of Jesup and A.M. Drury Jr., of Brunswick; 15 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. McCoy Johnson officiating, assisted by the Rev. Earl Garbutt.  Interment will be in Palmetto Cemetery.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

The Brunswick News; Monday 21 June 1971; pg. 5 col. 3

PALLBEARERS NAMED—Active pallbearers at this morning’s funeral service for Mrs. A.M. Drury Sr. were J.T. Bennett, William H. Brown, W.W. Anderson, Ralph Graves, Clarence Dasher and C.J. Dubs.  Honorary pallbearers were S. Hadley Brown, W.T. Livingston, J. Alf Brown, R.O. Clark and I.J. Davis.

DUBBERLY, Annie Myrle R.
The Brunswick News; Saturday 9 November 1968; pg. 12 cols. 1 & 2

THREE KILLED IN TWO AUTO MISHPAS HERE LAST NIGHT

            Three persons were dead today as the result of two automobile accidents last night and this morning.
            Two elderly Negro pedestrians were killed just prior to 7 p.m. yesterday when they were struck by an automobile on highway U.S. 84 ten miles north of Brunswick.
            A North Brunswick housewife, Mrs. Annie Myrle R. Dubberly, 26, was killed early today when her automobile crashed into a ditch within the city limits on Altama Avenue.
            The three fatalities brought to 16 the number of traffic deaths in Glynn County thus far this year.  In the same period of time, the Georgia State Patrol post here said traffic deaths in its area stand at 45, as opposed to 26 for the same period last year.
            County police investigating the U.S. 84 accident said Mrs. Clara Joyner, 60 of Hill Cabin Road, and Willie Thomas, 60, of Rt. 1, were killed instantly when struck last night by an automobile operated by Harold Glynn Cope, 18, of Rt. 1, Brunswick.
            In a report filed by Lt. A.L. Lokey and patrolmen McDowell and Buck, Cope was said traveling north on the highway when the two Negroes were struck and killed.  The two were said to have been in the northbound traffic lane.
            Police reported the two were decapitated and torsos of each cut into two sections, strewn along some 400 feet of the highway.
            Young Cope, driving a 1968 model automobile, was charged with driving 70 miles an hour in a 50-mile-an-hour zone, and with two counts of involuntary manslaughter.
            He reportedly told police he did not see the couple, but heard and felt the impact as his vehicle struck them.
            The Dubberly death occurred at 4:20 a.m. today as the automobile the young mother was driving crossed Altama Avenue from Townsend Street and crashed into a ditch.
            The car came to rest in the ditch on its right side in approximately one foot of water.  The 1966 model car received some $1,700 damage.  City patrolmen H.G. Guinn and R.L. Yawn investigated.
            Mrs. Dubberly, a resident of 1750 Townsend Street, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Brunswick hospital.  She had been a resident of Brunswick for the past 12 years.
            She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Dubberly and a daughter, Susan Beth Dubberly, of Brunswick; her mother, Mrs. Grace R. Reynolds, Uvalda; a sister, Mrs. Betty Kinchen, Uvalda; four brothers, Billy, Bobby, Elbert and Jimmy Reynolds, all of Uvalda; several nieces and nephews.
            Funeral arrangements, under the direction of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, are incomplete and will be announced later.

duBIGNON, Charles Fleming
The Macon Daily Telegraph (Macon, GA); Saturday 5 March 1864; pg. 2 col. 4

OBITUARIES.

            Died, on the 11th of February, 1864, in Camp, near Dalton, Ga., Lieut. CHARLES FLEMING DuBIGNON, of the 26th Ga. Battlion [sic], Walker’s Division, in the 19th year of his age.
            Thus has another young life been offered upon the altar of our country.  Alas, how many of our firesides tell the tale, of the cost of liberty and right, in the sacrifice of the loved and lost.  In this ruthless invasion of our altars and our homes, how many of our young and brightest have offered up their lives for their country.  Charlie, too, even before sixteen summer suns had shone upon his head, buckled on his armor, and with a soldiers [sic] pride and courage, freely faced the dangers, privations and sufferings of the campaign in Western Virginia, and returned out to qualify himself in the school of the soldier for further duty to his country.  When the war burst upon our own border, Charlie again buckled on his sword and hastened to seek the camp and the invader.  And how well he did his duty, let his commander tell:  “During his illness we watched him as fondly as I would a brother; but all to no purpose, for death claimed him as her own.  And no nobler victim could he claim [sic].  His death has created a void which cannot be easily filled.”  And how his generous and kindly nature told upon his fellow soldiers, let them tell:  “He was kind and generous to the troops under his command, ever ready to hear and redress their wrongs, and by the uniform attention to the wants of his Company, had the love and confidence of his entire command, who all deplore his loss.”
            But Charlie has gone; he died in the service of his native land; another of the costly sacrifices of liberty and right.
            We may not invade the sad domain of sorrow—nor can we offer mere words of consolation for a loss that wholly desolates the heart.  We know that from the cold mansion of the tomb, the radiance of those dark eyes, and the light of that gentle, playful smile, which so often shone on the countenance of the high-hearted boy, will often—Oh, how often shine on those sad hearts, and lighten even the darkness of the night.  Many, many, now far away, on the field of strife, and even in the gloom of the captive’s cell, will see, too, the light of that face, and shed the tear for their departed friend.  But though we may not speak consolation or comfort, thanks to God, there is a voice that may and has done so.  Who, afflicted friends, may improve the words of God?—“Let not your hearts be troubled, ye believe in God, believe also in ME.  In my Father’s house are many mansion [sic].  I go to prepare a place for you—that where I am, there ye may be also.”
            Farewell, gentle, high-hearted, kindly boy!  You have died in the service of your native land, for which you wished to live, and for which you feared not to die.  Peace to the dead.—Charlie, Farewell!
            march4—dit*

duBIGNON, Christophe Anne Poulain
The Evening Post (New York, NY); Friday 7 October 1825; pg. 2 col. 5

            On the 15th Sept. on his Island of Jekyl, in Glynn county, (Georgia) Captain Christopher Poulain Du Bignon, aged eighty-seven years, a native of France, and an officer in its marine both royal and commercial for thirty years.  He left his country and embarked for the hospitable and calm shores of America, and arrived with his family in Savannah, in the year 1793, and has ever since resided as a Planter on the sea coast of Georgia.

The National Gazette (Philadelphia, PA); Thursday 13 October 1825; pg. 1 col. 5

            On the 15th ult. on his Island of Jekyl, in Glynn county, Georgia, Captain CHRISTOPHER POULAIN DU BIGNON, aged 87 years.  This venerable and respectable gentleman was a native of France, and an officer in its marine both royal and commercial, for upwards of thirty years.  He principally served his country in the East, where he acquired honour and distinction under the command of the chivalric and bold Admiral Suffrein, who beat and baffled the maritime power of Great Britain in the East Indies.  The deceased retired from the Navy after the Peace of 1783, and lived on his patrimonial estate in Britanny, the beloved province of his birth, with all the privileges of the “Ancien Regime”.  In this cherished abode of peace and plenty, the storm of the Revolution overtook him, and his feudal prejudices; and the man who had weathered so many tempests with courage and indifference, was not proof against this great moral irruption; he therefore left his county and embarked for the hospitable and calm shores of America, and arrived with his family in Savannah in the year 1793, and has ever since resided as a Planter on the sea coast of Georgia.
            The deceased was the true representative of an honourable son of Neptune.  He feared nothing; loved his new birth and adopted country without forgetting the descendants of good Henry the Fourth.  Candour, integrity, hospitality, and a determined spirit, formed his character.  He had visited the principal commercial cities of the four quarters of the globe, and had acquired extensive and useful information, which made him an agreeable and instructive companion.  He died sincerely regretted by children and grand children, and a numerous and respectable acquaintance.

duBIGNON, Frances C. (Schlatter) Westmorland
The State (Columbia, SC); Sunday 25 September 1910; pg. 1 col. 3

GEORGIA WRITER DIES

            Brunswick, Ga., Sept. 24.—Mrs. John E. DuBignon, well known in Georgia as a writer, and wife of Col. John E. DuBignon, died here this afternoon at her residence.  She was a prominent church worker.  Her husband and daughter survive her.

duBIGNON, Henry Charles
Darien Timber Gazette; Saturday 7 February 1885; pg. 3 col. 1

            Henry DuBignon, a prominent citizen of Jekyl Island, is dead.  He was an uncle of Solicitor General DuBignon.

duBIGNON, Henry Francis
The Brunswick News; Monday 1 July 1957; pg. 12 cols. 1 & 2
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H.F. duBIGNON DIES SATURDAY; FUNERAL TODAY—Well Known Native Resident Passes At His Home

            Harry F. du Bignon, 89, native Brunswickian, popular among a wide circle of friends, and a member of one of Glynn County’s oldest and most prominent families, passed away at his home, 716 Union Street Saturday night.
            Mr. du Bignon and [sic] been in ill health for a long time, but only for the last three months has he been quite ill.  He was in the local hospital for a time returning to his home when he was somewhat improved.
            Mr. du Bignon had spent his entire life in Brunswick.  For 54 years he was clerk of the Glynn Superior Court, where he made an outstanding record.  He was considered one of the best superior court clerks in the state.  He retired in 1952 because of ill health.
            Before becoming court clerk, Mr. du Bignon was associated with the old Brunswick Grocery Company, a wholesale company which did a large volume of business.  He entered the clerk’s office to spend more than a half century and during all of those years he seldom had opposition for the office.
            Mr. du Bignon was a member of the Brunswick Kiwanis Club and up to the time of his illness he had a perfect attendance record.  He served in the Naval Reserve during the Spanish-American War.  He had been a lifelong member of St. Xavier’s Catholic Church and in his younger days he was active in church, social and other circles of the city.
            Mr. duBignon probably was better known than any Brunswick resident.  Among his hundreds of friends were people of every walk of life, all of whom held him in the highest esteem.
            He is survived by six nieces, Mrs. Leonard Hayes, Mrs. Charles Van Gilder, Mrs. Frank Woodcock, Mrs. Frank Vogel, all of this city; Mrs. Lee Howard, Savannah, and Mrs. J.H. Brown of Jacksonville, and one nephew, Harry du Bignon Parker of this city.  Several grand nieces and nephews also survive.
            Funeral services were held at 10:30 o’clock this morning at St. Frances Xavier Church with the Rev. James M. Cummings officiating.  Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home.
            Active pallbearers were seven grand nephews, John Stiles, Wright Parker, Eddie Parker, Frank Woodcock, Jr., John Howard, Dr. Lee Howard, Jr., Savannah, Lt. Harry du Bignon Howard, Camp LeJeune, N.C., and Dr. Robert Howard, Athens; honorary, the Brunswick Bar Association, the personnel of the Glynn County courthouse, Solicitor Glenn Thomas, Judge Douglas Thomas, Fred Pfeiffer, and Dr. Albert Galin.

duBIGNON, Margaret S.
The Savannah Georgian (Savannah, GA); Wednesday 18 January 1826; pg. 2 col. 5

DIED—At Jeykl [sic] Island, on the 29th ult. Mrs. MARGARET S. DUBIGNON, aged 77.

duBIGNON, Mary Delora (Aust)
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 2, No. 13; Wednesday 28 June 1876; pg. 1, col. 2

            Mrs. Mary DuBignon, wife of Col. DuBignon, died last week at her residence in the country.

DUKE, Bertha Coulter
The Brunswick News; Thursday 4 December 1986; pg. 3A, col. 1

            The funeral for Bertha Coulter Duke of Jekyll Island was held Monday.
            Mrs. Duke, 82, died Saturday in Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
            The funeral was held at 2 p.m. in Williams Memorial Chapel in Milledgeville with the Rev. Larry Glover officiating.  Interment was at Baldwin Memorial Gardens in Milledgeville.
            Survivors are a daughter, Joyce Farnell of Brunswick; two sons, Clarence E. Duke, Jr., of Milledgeville, Harold "Bubba" Duke of Havana, Fla.,; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
            She was a native of Columbus and made her home in Milledgeville for several years before moving to Jekyll.
            She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Jekyll Island.
            Williams Memorial Chapel of Milledgeville was in charge of arrangements.

DUNN, Donald Mark
The Darien News; 11 December 1974; pg. 2 col. 3

            Funeral services for Donald Mark Dunn, 11, were held at Graham Methodist Church in Hazlehurst on Dec. 2.  Interment followed in the church cemetery.
            He drowned Nov. 30, in Harris Neck Creek.  His parents had moved to Harris Neck two weeks previously from Jeff Davis County.  He was a Baptist.
            Surviving are his father, Charles M. Dunn and stepmother, Mrs. Dorcas Dunn, Harris Neck; his mother, Mrs. Clara Dunn of Orlando, Fla.; four brothers, Dennis, Steve, Danny and Bryant Dunn, all of Harris Neck; a stepbrother, George Davis of California; a sister, Miss Michele Dunn of Harris Neck; a stepsister, Miss Diane Smith of Dublin, and several nieces and nephews.

DUNN, Eliza
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 23 August 1884; pg. 6 col. 4

DEATH OF MRS. ELIZA DUNN—The Mother of Our Townsmen Messrs. D.T. and H.T. Dunn

            A telegram on Sunday evening last announced the death of Mrs. Eliza Dunn, of Elmyra [sic], N.Y., the aged mother of our townsmen, D.T. & H.T. Dunn.  Mr. Henry T. Dunn fortunately was North at the time, but his brother, D.T. Dunn, was here in his Southern home, and was not permitted to hear her last words.  We make the following extracts from the daily Elmyra Advertiser:
            “Another life has gone out from the midst of those who loved and cherished it.  Another spirit has passé from the joys and sorrows of this world, to receive the reward promised the faithful in the haven of rest beyond.  At 7:30 o’clock last evening, Mrs. Eliza Dunn, widow of the late Judge Dunn, passed away quietly and peacefully at the residence of her son-in-law, Frank H. Atkinson, 756 Park Place.  Mrs. Dunn’s maiden name was Eliza Thompson.  She was born in Goshen, Con., on the 8th of May 1808, and was therefore at the time of her death in her 76th year.  When she was eighteen years of age Miss Thompson came to Elmira to teach school.  Here she met Mr. Dunn, a prominent young lawyer, practicing before the Tioga county bar.  Mr. Dunn sought her hand and they were married in Goshen, Conn., April 27th, 1827.
            “A noble Christian, she did her work quietly, earnestly, and without show or ceremony.  Generous and charitable, she proved a blessing to all with whom she came in contact.  Ever ready with a kind word and a helping hand for those in need; a tender word of sympathy for those in distress, and always engaged in some quiet work of charity, she made hundreds of friends who will mourn her loss as that of a mother or a near relative.  Mrs. Dunn had five children, three sons and two daughters, all of whom survive her:  D. Thompson and Henry T. Dunn, who now reside at Brunswick, Ga.; Isaac B. Dunn, of Elmira, and Mrs. Thomas Root, and Mrs. Frank H. Atkinson, also of this city.”

DUNN, James
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 2 No. 45; Wednesday 2 May 1877; pg. 3, col. 2

            The wires brought the sad news yesterday morning of the death of Hon. James Dunn, of Elmira, New York, father of our fellow townsmen, D.T. and H.T. Dunn.  He had been in ill health for many months, and while he had attained the 74th year of his age, some hopes were entertained of his recovery; but death, who "loves a shining mark," claimed him as its own.  We tender the bereaved our heartfelt sympathies in this dispensation of an all wise Being.

DuPREE, Ann  (Mrs.)
The Georgian (Savannah, GA) Saturday 3 December 1825; pg. 2 col. 6

DIED—At her residence, near Brunswick, Glynn County, on the 21st ult. after a painful illness of nine days, Mrs. ANN, relict of Dr. Dupree.

DURRENCE, James P.
The Brunswick News; Thursday 13 November 1997; pg. 3A

JAMES P. DURRENCE DIES WEDNESDAY

            James P. Durrence, 69, of Brunswick died Wednesday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            A graveside service will be 10 a.m. Friday at Chapel Park Cemetery with the Rev. B.E. Hannah officiating.
            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Lung Association.
            Honorary pallbearers will be James Brady, Lloyd Pittman, Bill Harden, Kenneth Harden and Vince Yacutas.
            Surviving are a daughter, Linda Pittman of Lincolnton; three sons, Jimmie Durrence and Larry Durrence, both of Brunswick, and Darrell Durrence of Australia; two sisters, Sue Nell Colbert of Winter Park, Fla., and Jackie Durrence of Townsend; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
            He was a native of Glenville and had been a resident of Glynn County for the past 12 years.  He was a member of American Legion Post No. 137.  He retired from Winn-Dixie Food Stores after 34 years of service.

 

 

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