Obituaries of Coastal Georgia; transcribed by Amy L. Hedrick

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


INGRAM, Harry Villers
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


            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.


INGRAM, Capt. Henry
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 3 April 1917; pg. 1, col. 2


        Scores of friends of Capt. Henry Ingram will be grieved to learn of his death, which occurred at Walthourville last week, the funeral taking place in the family burial ground in Liberty county.
        For many years Capt. Ingram was a resident of Brunswick and was popular with a large circle of friends.  He was about 77 years of age and for a long time had been in ill health.


INMAN, Frank E. Sr.
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 5 November 2008; pg. 4A col. 1

            Frank E. Inman Sr. of St. Simons Island passed away Monday, Nov. 3, 2008, at the Hospice of the Golden Isles.
            He was a native of Augusta and had lived on St. Simons Island since 1979.  Coach Inman was a 1940 graduate of Richmond Academy.  He attended Presbyterian College and Duke University and in between the two he served in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He began his career as football coach at his alma mater, now the Academy of Richmond County.  He later served as an assistant football coach at the University of Georgia.  From 1979 to 1986 he was the athletic director of Glynn County schools and founded the Sea Island Co. Golden Isles Bowl Classic to raise funds for athletic programs for Glynn County middle schools.  Along with H.C. “Pop” Pearson, he co-founded High Harbour Camp for Girls on Lake Burton with his late wife, Barbara Inman, who was the director.  Coach Inman served as radio color commentator for Georgia Southern football for many years.
            He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Barbara Sue Clarke Inman; and a grandson, Brian Eli Harris.
            Surviving are his daughter, Peggy (Ralph) Harris, of Brentwood, Tenn.; his son, Frank “Buster” (Ann) Inman Jr. of Gasden, Ala.; grandchildren, Ashley Carol Harris, Kathleen Leigh Harris, Katelyn Rhodes Inman; nephews Mike (Kim) Inman of Lawrenceville; Daniel (Caroline) Clarke, Gary (Chris) Clarke and Rick (Mimi) Clarke, all of Nashville, Tenn.
            The funeral service will be held at 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, at the St. Simons Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Robert Brearley officiating.  The family will depart immediately for interment services at Westover Memorial Park Cemetery in Augusta for a graveside service with the Rev. Wright Culpepper officiating.
            Pallbearers will be Coach Chuck Fehr, Tommy Herndon, Nate Hirsch, Ken O’Kelley, Carl Pascal and Dr. Randy Smith.
            Honorary pallbearers will be Cecil Dugger, Coach Pat Dye, Dr. Harold “Chubby” Engler, Col. Tom Fuller, Tom Lively, Lanier Miles, Billy Morgan, Jimmy Seaver and Jimmy Whitehead.
            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home.
            In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions to Partners With Youth program, YMCA Camp High Harbour Services, c/o Ken O’Kelley, 200 Main St., Suite 108, Gainesville, GA 30501.
            Please visit our online memorial at and share your thoughts and fond memories with our family.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the funeral arrangements.


ISAAC, Mendel
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 21 November 1934; pg. 8 col. 2


            Telegraphic information was received in the city today of the death this morning in New York of Mendel Isaac, father of Judge Max Isaac, a former well known Brunswick resident.  He was engaged in business in Brunswick for a number of years, and was well known among many friends here.
            The telegram received here did not give funeral plans, but it was stated interment would in all probability take place in New York.


ISAAC, Moses
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 5 February 1902; pg. 1 col. 4


            Brunswick was saddened yesterday morning by the news of the death of Mr. Moses Isaac, one of her most prominent and highly valued citizens.
            For over a year, Mr. Isaac’s health has been failing and, although all that human ingenuity could suggest was done to ward off the sad result, it availed not.
            Specialists were consulted in the north as well as in the south and accompanied by his devoted wife, Mr. Isaac traveled from one place to another for a year, seeking restoration to health, but the disease was too deeply seated and its eradication was impossible.
            Had it not been for careful nursing, watchful attendance and the indefatigable perseverance in treatment, the sufferer would have succumbed long ago to the disease. But love and faith and hope were his best physicians and for many months he lingered among his dear ones, teaching them by his patient endurance to bear the sorrow which overshadowed them then and must fall ere long to darken for many days to brightness of their hitherto happy lives.
            Mr. Isaac was born in Pfungstadt, Germany in 1842 and came to America at the age of sixteen, making his home in Thomasville(?) [illegible words] came identified with the interests of the south.
            When the war broke out, he shouldered his musket and marched away to fight or to die for the land of his adoption. After the war, he resumed his residence in Thomasville and on March 7, 1875 was married to Miss Emma Kahn, of New York. Three children, Mr. Walter B. Isaac, Miss Carrie Norah Isaac and Mr. Julian Isaac were born during their residence in Thomasville. In 1888 the family removed to Brunswick, where Mr. Isaac took his place in the foremost ranks of progressive, public-spirited men; and his interests in our city and his active work for her welfare is too well known to be remarked on. Mr. Isaac has held various official positions in the city and as a member of the board of education and county commissioners. He was always active in every movement that was for the good of Brunswick and her citizens.
            His loss will be sadly felt in the community, for there is always regret over the death of a good man, and, as a good man, he was truly known in every sense of the word. A loyal citizen, an honest, upright business man and above all a devoted husband, father and brother. Grief reigns today in the hearts of those that loved him and sympathetic friends grieve with them. But the world is better off for his having lived in it and this may be truly be [sic] a great consolation. For there is no nobler existence than to live your own life so well as to influence the lives around you and uplift them to higher things.
            “His life was gentle; and the elements so mixed in him, that Nature might stand up and say to all the world: ‘This was a man’.”

            Funeral services will be held at the residence on Union street this afternoon at 4 o’clock, Rev. David Marx, of Atlanta, officiating. The body will be sent to New York for burial. The following gentlemen will act as pallbearers: Messrs. M. Kaiser, J.H. McCullough, C.P. Goodyear, C.L. Candler, A.L. Franklin, A. Fendig, R.R. Hopkins and Constant Miller.


ISAAC, Wolff
Brunswick Daily Advertiser-Appeal; Tuesday 21 February 1888; pg. 1 col. 1

            Mr. Wolfe Isaac, a tailor of this city, died at the home of his brother this morning about 10 o’clock. He has been suffering with consumption for a few years past and has been at last relieved from his sufferings.


ISSLER, Harry Louis
The Newport Mercury & Weekly News; Friday 16 July 1943; pg. 3 col. 3

HARRY L. ISSLER DIES IN MIAMI, FLORIDA—Former Newporter Was Engaged in Lumber Business; Funeral There

            Hary [sic] L. Issler, formerly of this city, son of Harry and the late Rhoda Issler, is dead at his home in Miami, Florida, according to word received here Saturday.
            A native of this city, he left over 25 years ago to make his home in Florida, engaging in the lumber business there.  He married Miss Florence Lillian Wood there in 1915.  She survives as do two sons, Harry L. Jr., and Frederick Issler, his father and a brother, Lloyd Issler, also of Miami.
            Funeral services were held in Miami Saturday, with burial in that city.


ISSLER, Harry Louis
The Newport Mercury & Weekly News; Friday 24 February 1950; pg. 3 col. 3

HARRY ISSLER DIES, MARKET MAN WAS 87—Succumbs In Miami Where He Had Lived Since Retiring From Business.

            Harry Issler, 87, who lived most of his life in this city, died Sunday in Miami, Fla., where he had been making his home in recent years since his retirement.  He formerly had his own meat market and later worked as a butcher for the late Charles Tisdall and the late Frederick B. Coggeshall.
            Born in Newark, N.J., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Issler, he came to Newport with his family when he was four years of age.  He was a brother of the late Mrs. J.K. Sullivan, who died here in 1935, and the late Mrs. John J. Sullivan, of this city.  His wife, the former Miss Rhoda Peckham of Middletown died in Miami in 1924.
            Surviving are a son, Lloyd Issler, a former deputy sheriff in Miami, and two grandson, Dr. Harry L. Isler and Frederick Issler of Miami.


ISSLER, Harry Louis, Jr.
The Oregonian (Portland, OR); Friday 28 June 1985; Section 4M pg. C12 col. 6


            Private family funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Caldwell’s Colonial Mortuary for Harry Issler Jr., who died Tuesday at his Northeast Portland home. He was 63.
            Mr. Issler, native of Miami, attended the University of Tennessee School of Medicine and then became employed in pharmaceutical sales. He was associate marketing director for United Medical Laboratory, which transferred him to Portland in 1974. After the company was sold, he was self-employed in the sale of medical supplies.
            He was a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity and the medical fraternity Phi Chi and was a Navy veteran of World War II.
            Survivors include his wife, Phyllis; two daughters, Phyllis Wright of Portland and Nancy Howland of Memphis, Tenn.; three sons, Harry L., Phillip and John, all of Memphis; and four grandchildren.
            Disposition will be by cremation.
            The family suggests that remembrances be contributions to the America Cancer Society.


IVERSON, Daniel Jr.
Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA); Sunday 23 January 1944; pg. 23 col. 4


            Miami, Fla.—Major Daniel Iverson, Jr., Marine flier who won the Navy Cross and Silver Star for heroism in the Pacific area, was killed today in a plane collision at Vero Beach naval training base, his father was informed.
            The announcement said Iverson’s plane struck another while diving on a sleeve target.
            Iverson was the son of the Rev. Daniel Iverson, pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian church of Miami.
            Cited for gallantry in the Battle of Midway, where he was wounded, Iverson was again decorated for a series of attacks on Japanese shipping.  [His plane returned to Midway with 219 bullet holes and made a perfect landing on only one wheel according to a news article printed almost one year prior to when Daniel died—ALH]


Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA); Monday 24 January 1944; pg. 9 col. 1

            Miami, Fla., Jan. 23—Ensign John Van Buren Nall, Jr. of Petal, Miss., was killed in the flight collision which also claimed the life of Major Daniel Iverson, Jr., the navy reported today.
            Planes piloted by the men collided while diving on a sleeve target near the Vero Beach Naval Training Base yesterday.  Both men were attached to the base.
            Iverson was the son of the Rev. Daniel Iverson, pastor of the Shenandoah Presbyterian church of Miami.  He was a Marine Corps veteran of the battle of Midway, for which he was awarded the navy cross [sic] and the Guadalcanal campaign, for which he won the silver star.  Funeral services will be held here tomorrow.
            Nall was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.V.B. Nall of Petal.


IVEY, Kenneth E.
The Brunswick News; Friday 19 December 2003; pg. 4A col. 4

            Kenneth E. Ivey, 47, of Kingsland, died Wednesday at his residence.
            Born on October 1, 1956, in Dinsmore, Fla., he had lived in Kingsland for the past two years, moving from Jesup.
            A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Harriett’s Bluff Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Quast officiating.
            Survivors include his wife Jan Ivey of Kingsland; a son, Kenneth Ivey of Kingsland; a daughter, Jessica Ivey Barnhill of Kingsland; a sister, Barbara Sloan of Jesup; two brothers, William H. Ivey Jr., of Jacksonville and John R. Ivey of Jesup; and five grandchildren.
            Edo Miller Camden Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.





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