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

TERMS USED IN THIS SECTION ARE NOT MEANT IN ANY WAY TO BE HURTFUL OR HARMFUL TO ANY PERSONS.  READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.

RACETTY, Rosa C. [Pecetty?]
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.

RAFFO, Clifford Valentino
The Macon Telegraph (Macon, GA); Sunday 10 November 1912; pg. 8 col. 2

DEATHS AND FUNERALS—CLIFFORD RAFFO

            BRUNSWICK, Nov. 9.—Clifford Raffo, a son of one of the most prominent families in this city, passed away this morning at the age of 24 years.  Mr. Raffo has been ill for the past two months, but his death came unexpectedly, as it was thought up to a few days ago he was on the road to recovery.  The deceased is survived by his father, Capt. J.S. Raffo, and two sisters and four brothers, one of whom, Dillon, is attending Tech in Atlanta.
            The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon from St. Mark’s Episcopal church, interment in Oak Grove cemetery.

The Brunswick News; Sunday 10 November 1912; pg. 12 col. 2

Funeral Notice, W. of W.—All members of Brunswick Camp, 320, Woodmen of the World, and visiting sovereign are requested to meet at the camp room Sunday (today) at 1:30 p.m., and from there in a body to attend the funeral of our late deceased sovereign, Clifford V. Raffo.  J.E. Poore, Council Commander.

[There could have been an obituary, an article was cut out of the paper from 9 November 1912—ALH]

RAFFO, Ernest
The Brunswick Pilot; Friday 23 May 1930; pg. 1 col. 4

DEATHS

            News was received in the city this week of the death of Ernest Raffo, 49, which occurred in Australia.  No details have been received.  Mr. Raffo was the oldest son of J.S. Raffo, well known citizen of Brunswick and was born and reared in this city.  He left Brunswick many years ago, going to the Pacific Coast and about ten years ago, to Australia.  He was unmarried and was engaged in the automobile business in his adopted home.

RAFFO, Mrs. James S.
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 3, No. 5; Wednesday 25 July 1877; pg. 3, col. 1

            Mrs. James S. Raffo, formerly of Wilmington, Delaware, died at her home at St. Simons Mills, on the 18th inst.  The bereaved husband and motherless babe have our deepest sympathy.

RAFFO, Nellie (Walker)
The Brunswick Times Advertiser; Monday 15 June 1896; pg. 1 col. 3

MRS. RAFFO DEAD—A Noble, Pure and Gentle Woman Passes Away.

            Mrs. Nellie Raffo, (nee Walker), wife of Captain J.S. Raffo, engineer on the tug Inca, is no more.  The Angel of Death visited her home on St. Simon[s] early Monday morning and carried her from among her loved ones to a fairer and happier home—a home where she will no more know sorrow or pain.
            She was ill only a short time, and the announcement of her death was indeed a great shock to her legion of friends in this city.  The immediate cause of her death was a congestive chill.  She had been ill for a week, but on Thursday felt well enough to be up and but for the rain would have come up from the island, but Friday she felt worse, and on Saturday Dr. McCaskill, her attending physician, called in Dr. Branham, of this city, and they did all that human skill could devise to save her, but it was of no avail, as she passed away at 1:30 o’clock Sunday morning surrounded by her family.
            Her death was free from all pain, she being perfectly conscious to the last, and as she realized that the end was drawing near, she called all her children to her deathbed and gave each in turn a goodbye kiss and kindly counsel as to what they should do when she was no more.
            The funeral services took place this morning from the Firs Baptist church, Rev. W.M. Gilmore officiating.  Rev. Gilmore paid a high tribute to the virtues of the deceased speaking of her Christian and home life.  He spoke of her long service in the Baptist church in behalf of the Lord, and in a beautiful manner depicted her purity, nobility and gentleness of character, bringing tears to the eyes of many.  At the conclusion of the services, which were very impressive, the remains were escorted to Oak Grove cemetery, where the interment took place.
            In the death of Mrs. Raffo the community has lost one of its noblest and purest women.  Her life has been an inspiration to all who knew her and her Christian influence was felt by many.  Her loss will be keenly felt by the little ones she has left behind, who no more will know that mother’s tender touch that has so gently and lovingly guided them in the past and shown them the way they should go.  The bereaved husband has the sympathy of the entire community in his sad loss.
            The following gentlemen acted as pall-bearers:  Messrs. H.J. Read, C.D. Ogg, D.W. Krauss, D. Devereux, L.D. Gale and Captain Lomm.
            As a mark of respect to the deceased all the steamers in the harbor flew their flags at half-mast yesterday.

RAINEY, William H.
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 12 January 1896

BURST A BLOOD VESSEL—SUDDEN DEATH OF W.H. RAINEY AT Brunswick—While at His Desk He Had a Severe Spell of Coughing and Dropped Dead.

            Brunswick, Ga., January 11—(Special)—W.H. Rainy [sic], ex-deputy clerk of the superior court, dropped dead in the clerk’s office today while standing at his desk writing.  His death was due to the bursting of a blood vessel while in a fit of coughing.  His body is being cared for by friends and will receive a nice burial.  He left no family, but has relatives elsewhere, who have been notified.

RAMSEY, Leroy
The Brunswick News; Friday 23 February 1990; pg. 3A col. 2

RAMSEY FUNERAL TO BE TOMORROW

            The funeral for Leroy Ramsey will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in the First A.B. Church on St. Simons Island with the Rev. James J. Hill officiating.  Interment will follow in Village Cemetery.
            Pallbearers are Robert Atkinson Jr., Joe C. Odom, Phillip Odom, James Trottie, Arthur Richon Bradley and nephews.
            Honorary pallbearers are deacons of the First A.B. Church.
            The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at the Brunswick Funeral Home.
            The St. Simons Island native died Feb. 15 at his home.
            He is survived by his wife, Alice Ramsey of St. Simons; four brothers, Virthus Ramsey Jr., Johnny Ramsey, Raymond Ramsey and Shedrick Ramsey, all of St. Simons Island; three sisters, Eva Bradley of Washington D.C., Carrie Ramsey of New Brunswick, N.J. and Sallie Mae Gulley of Brunswick.
            Ramsey was a landscape gardener and was a member of the First A.B. Church of St. Simons Island.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RAMSEY Peter Sr.
The Brunswick News; Friday 7 July 2017; pg. 6A col. 3

PETER RAMSEY, SR.

            Peter Ramsey Sr., of St. Simons Island, died June 29 at Southeast Georgia Health System.
            The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at First African Baptist Church on St. Simons Island, with burial to follow in German Village Cemetery.
            The family will receive friends from 5-7 today at R.L. Jones and Sons Funeral Home.
            R.L. Jones and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

RANDOLPH, Ludina (Harris)
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 26 April 1884; pg. 6 col. 2

            Mrs. D.B. Randolph, daughter of Mr. Lewis Harris, of this city, died this week after a protracted illness.  She leaves a husband and little infant to mourn her loss.

RASMUSSEN, Lawrence
The Brunswick Times-Advertiser; Wednesday 13 February 1895; pg. 4 col. 3

ENTERED HIS ULTIMATE PORT—The Captain of the Bark Castor a Victim of Consumption.

            Captain L. Rasmussen, of the German bark Castor, died last night at 10 o’clock at the Atlantic Hotel in this city.
            Captain Rasmussen was a victim of consumption.  He arrived in port Monday, and shortly afterward was attacked with violent hemorrhages.  He was removed to the hotel to facilitate medical attendance.  The relentless disease had reached its last stage, however, and all efforts were unavailing to prevent the coming of death.
            On his last voyage Captain Rasmussen came from Limerick.  He was a German by birth, and his home is at Alster, Province of Schleswig, Germany, where a wife and several children are left to mourn his loss.  Mrs. Rasmussen was apprised of the sad death of her husband by cablegram today, and the blow will fall with added force upon the bereaved ones because of the fact that he had been away from them for over a year.
            The vessels in the harbor had their flags at half-mast today, in observance of their fellow captain’s death.
            The funeral will occur this afternoon from Undertaker C.G. Moore’s establishment.  The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. R.C. Gilmore, of the Presbyterian church.  Six captains of vessels in port will act as pall-bearers.  The remains will be buried at Palmetto Cemetery.

RAY, George
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.

REBELLO, Frank
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 1 February 2000; pg. 4A col. 3

FRANK REBELLO

            Frank Rebello, 55, of St. Marys died Sunday in St. Marys.
            The funeral will be 7 p.m. Friday at Allison Memorial Chapel with the Rev. William Leahy officiating.  Burial will be held at a later date.
            The family will receive friends at 6 p.m. Friday at the chapel.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice of Southeast Georgia.
            Surviving are his wife, Cynthia T. Rebello of St. Marys two sons, John Rebello of Charlottesville, Va. And Jeremiah Russell of St. Marys and a granddaughter, Alexa E. Babbin of St. Marys.
            A native of Columbia, Conn., Mr. Rebello lived in St. Marys for the past 12 years.  He was retired from civil service as a quality assurance specialist and was a member of Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.
            He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam.

REDDICK, Amos Nichols
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 5 February 1935; pg. 8 col. 3

ILLNESS IS FATAL TO AMOS REDDICK

            Amos Nichols Reddick, 34, 2406 Newcastle street, died at his home here today following an extended illness.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Reddick; five brothers, Richard J., William T., Osbourn, Willis James and one sister, Mrs. Isom Glover, all of Brunswick.
            Funeral services will be announced later and will be in charge of Baldwin and Edge, morticians.

REICHENBACH, Mary Jean (Strickland)
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 17 December 2003; pg. 4A col. 1

            Mary Jean Strickland Reichenbach, 77, of Brunswick died Tuesday at the Hospice of the Golden Isles.
            Mrs. Reichenbach, a native and lifelong resident of Brunswick, was a member of Taylors United Methodist Church.  She retired from Woolworth after 16 years of service.  Mrs. Reichenbach was a 1943 graduate of Glynn Academy and a member of the Glynn Academy Alumni Association.  She was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, mother-in-law and friend.
            The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 19, 2003, at Taylors United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Emery officiating.  Interment will follow in the churchyard.
            Pallbearers will be Mitch Dutka, Johnny Dutka, Byron Fields, Mike Strickland, Roy Fraser and Donnie Fraser.
            Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. A.W. Strickland, Dr. Salim Osta, Dr. Huitt Mattox, the staff of 5 Central of Southeast Georgia Health System and the staff of the Hospice of the Golden Isles.
            For those wishing to make contributions, the family requests donations to Taylors United Methodist Church.
            The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Edo Miller and sons Funeral Home.
            Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law Karla and Gary Mallard of Brunswick; a brother, J.C. Strickland of Shreveport, La.; grandchildren and spouses, Johnny and Pam Dutka, Mitch and Erica Dutka, Brandi and Byron Fields, Melinda and Robbie Beck and Donna and John DePollo; great-grandchildren, Zachry and Colby Dutka, Brody and Brett Dutka, Briana and Maegan Fields, Robbie and Erica Beck and Joch and Jenna DePollo; and several nieces and nephews.
            She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles C. Reichenbach, son Charles C. Reichenbach Jr., and daughter Vicki Jean Reichenbach.

RICE, John F.
The Brunswick News; Saturday 8 May 1993; pg. 3A col. 6

FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN MISSOURI

            A memorial service for former St. Simons Island resident John F. Rice of Chesterfield, Mo., was held this morning at Friendship Village in Chesterfield.
            He died May 5.
            Surviving are a son, John Rice; and a daughter, Anne Agovino; three sisters, Marguerite R. Bergh, Florence R. George, and G. Elizabeth Rice, all of Windsor, Conn.; and four grandchildren.
            He was a Rotary and Knights of Columbus member.  He was active in the resident’s council of Friendship Village and was a volunteer at Claymont Elementary School.
            Mayer Funeral Home of St. Louis was in charge of arrangements.

RICE, Katherine Vogel Wilson
The Brunswick News 23 April 1990; pg. 3A col. 3

KATHERINE W. RICE DIES SUNDAY

            Katherine Vogel Wilson Rice, 80, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., died Sunday in the Conway Nursing Center after an extended illness.
            Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Palmetto Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Dan Thomas officiating.
            The body will remain in the funeral home until taken to the cemetery for services.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
            Survivors include two sons, Charles J. Wilson of Orangeburg, S.C., and William L. Wilson of Wilmington, N.C.; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
            Mrs. Rice was a native of Muskegon, Mich., and moved to Brunswick in 1915.  She moved to Manning, S.C., in 1950 and then in 1960 moved to Myrtle Beach.  She was of the Presbyterian faith.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RICHARDS, Ruby (Dart) Armstrong
The Brunswick News; Friday 25 November 1949 pg. 14 col. 4

FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN ATLANTA

            Mrs. Russell E. Richards, a former well known Brunswick resident, passed away at her home in Atlanta Thursday morning after an illness of several weeks, and burial will be here.
            Mrs. Richards was born in Brunswick and spent all of her girlhood here, moving to Atlanta many years ago after her marriage.  She was the daughter of the late Capt. Urbanus and Angie McConn Dart, members of an old and prominent Brunswick family.
            Survivors include her husband and a son by a former marriage, Dr. William B. Armstrong, both of Atlanta.  She has a large number of relatives here.
            Funeral services will be conducted in Atlanta at 4:30 o’clock this afternoon and the body will be forwarded to Brunswick tonight, arriving tomorrow morning.  Burial will be in the family plot at Oak Grove cemetery at 11 o’clock, commitment services to be conducted by the Rev. Talbert Morgan.  The Miller Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.  The family requests that flowers be omitted.

RICHARDSON, E.R.
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 6 September 1879; pg. 3 col. 2

            Mrs. E.R. Richardson, of this county, mother of Mrs. A.O. Best, and Mrs. W.S. Pittman of this city, died very suddenly on the morning of the 30th ult., of Rheumatism.

RICHARDSON, Lillian
The Brunswick Times; Sunday Morning, 6 February 1898

Schoolmates at Her Grave 

            The funeral of little Lillian Richardson, daughter of ex-Policeman George W. Richardson, who died Friday night (Feb. 4, 1898) of pneumonia, occurred yesterday (Feb. 5, 1898) from the residence of the father of the deceased, Principal James T. Colson, of the grammar school, in whose grade the deceased had been a pupil, took the entire grade to the funeral, and the scene was an impressive one, with the little classmates of the dead child grouped about her grave.  Rev. Walter M. Gilmore conducted the services.

RICHARDSON, Mary Ann
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 16 September 1987; pg. 3A, col. 1

            The funeral for Mary Ann Richardson, 46, of Sterling, will be held Thursday.  She died at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital Monday after an extended illness.
            Services will be held at 11 a.m. at the Evergreen Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. R.C. Mathis officiating.
            Pallbearers will be David Partin, Billy Courson, Jason Richardson, Billy Richardson, John Setney and Robert Mason.
            The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7:30 until 9 tonight.
            Survivors include her husband, Amos W. Richardson; four daughters, Debbie Liles of Charleston, S.C., Vicky Robinson, Hartford, Conn., Denise Easlic of Biloxi, Ms., and Tammy Czerepinksi of Brunswick; and a brother, Jim Bolinger of Helen.
            She had lived in Glynn County for most of her life, moving here from Macon.
            Chapman Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

RICHARDSON, Winifred B.
The Brunswick News; Thursday 20 February 1947; pg. 8 col. 5

ISLAND VISITOR DIES AT HOSPITAL

            Mrs. Winifred B. Richardson, age 65, passed away at the City Hospital Wednesday after an illness of about one month.  She was carried to the hospital Tuesday night.  Mrs. Richardson had been visiting her daughter, Mrs. E.M. Bray on east Beach since last December.  She is from Kansas City, Mo.
            Besides Mrs. Bray, she is survived by four other daughters, Mrs. E.J. Dietrick, Mrs. Frank Rosnosky, and Mrs. Paul Hayes, all of Kansas City and Mrs. Bill Kahle, Shawnee, Kansas, and one son, Walter Richardson, Minneapolis, Minn.
            The body will be forwarded by rail tonight by Mortician Edo Miller to Kansas City accompanied by Mrs. Bray, where funeral services and burial will be held on Saturday.

RICKABAUGH, Charles Ado
The Brunswick News; Friday 26 December 1997; pg. 3A col. 6

CHARLES A. RICKABAUGH SERVICE SUNDAY

            The funeral for Charles Ado Rickabaugh, 66, of Kingsland will be 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the First Methodist Church in Kingsland with the Rev. Bob Moon officiating.  Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.
            He died Dec. 23.
            Pallbearers are Richard Rickabaugh, Roger Rickabaugh, Robert Rickabaugh, Dale Kerr, Bob Merk and Terry Downer.
            The family will receive visitors from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Edo Miller Dekle-Wainwright Funeral Home.
            Surviving are his wife, Esther Marie Rickabaugh of Kingsland; three sons, Randall Charles Rickabaugh of Kingsland, David Leroy Rickabaugh of Saturn Beach, Fla., and Mark A. Rickabaugh of South Daytona, Fla.; three brothers, Robert Rickabaugh of Minneapolis, Minn., Roger Rickabaugh of Springfield, Ohio, and Richard Rickabaugh of Orangeburg, S.C.; two sisters, Pauline McKee of South Charleston, Ohio, and Saundra Easterday of Beaver Creek, Ohio; 11 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
            The Springfield, Ohio native had lived in Kingsland for five years.  He was a retired Church of God minister, having been in the ministry for 35 years.  He graduated from Springfield High School and served in the U.S. Navy as a corpsman.  He was a graduate of Pacific Theological College in Portland, Ore., and was a retired government inspector with John Crane Belfab Co. in Dayton Beach, Fla.

RICKS, Roger Lee, Sr.
The Brunswick News; Thursday 23 May 2013; pg. 4A cols. 1 & 2

            Roger Ricks, Sr. 96, of Jesup, Ga., passed away on Tuesday, May 21, at Wayne Memorial Hospital, following a brief illness under the care of Southern Hospice of Vidalia, Ga. And Golden Living Center in Jesup, Ga.
            Roger was born on Jan. 11, 1916 to the late Henry Ricks and Suzy Mae Troup-Ricks in Soperton, Ga.  Mr. Ricks, his father and siblings were employed by the Gillis Family in Soperton, Ga.  He often told stories of how he grew up with the Gillis family, living on their property.  The most memorable was when he would tell the story of how proud he was to say that their home was the only home with glass windows on Highway 56, a promise made and kept by Jim L. Gillis, if they would live on their property.  Mr. Ricks was taken back to Soperton on numerous occasions by his daughter, Patricia, and his son, Roger Jr., who took him back to visit the house that is still standing today.
            He left Soperton in the 1940s and moved to Brunswick, Ga., and later to Stuart, Fla.  In 1956, Mr. Ricks moved back to Brunswick, Ga. and was then employed with the state on Jekyll Island, Ga.  His true love was farming.  When asked by his children, “Why did you leave Florida,” his response was “I just couldn’t get farming out of my blood!”  Mr. Ricks had a farm, and he worked it until he was 92 years of age and sold vegetables to the Brookman Community.
            He was preceded in death by both parents; his loving wife of 65 years, Juanita E. Hearse-Ricks; a sister, Georgia Mae Collins; and a brother, Bill Ricks.
            Survivors include his daughters, Betty (Monty) Whitney of East Point, Ga., Calvineta (Michael) Byard of Atlanta, Ga., and Patricia Ricks of Brunswick, Ga.; his sons, Roger (Marilyn) Ricks Jr. of Jesup, Ga., Ronnie (Suvess) Ricks of Villa Rica, Ga., and Michael (Brenda) Ricks of Douglasville, Ga.; a stepdaughter, Evelyn Atkins of Baxley, Ga.; a brother, Rodus Ricks of Stuart, Fla.; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
            There will not be a visitation.  Remains will lie in state one hour prior to services.
            Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Spring Hill Baptist Church, 676 Myers Hill Road, Brunswick, Ga.
            Final arrangements entrusted to Royal Funeral Home, Inc., Jesup, Ga.

RIDGE, Jessie Mae (Best)
The Brunswick News; Saturday 20 October 1990; pg. 3A col. 4

MRS. RIDGE DIES EARLY THIS MORNING

            Jessie Mae Best Ridge, 72, died early this morning at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
            The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at Northside Baptist Church with the Revs. Mike Miller, Groover Meeks and Stanley Luke officiating.  Interment will follow in the Brunswick Memorial Park Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be W.C. Westberry, Sonny Watkins, Don Howell, Sheriff Lamar Echols, Dan Hall and Erchel Martin.  Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the Northside Baptist Church and the Rev. Charles Jones.
            The family will receive friends and relatives at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
            Mrs. Ridge is survived by three daughters, Alice Gay Floyd of Brunswick, Kay Hall of Hollywood, Md., and Brenda Gilley of Milton, Fla.; four sisters, Irene Borden and Euna V. Witt, both of Knoxville, Tenn., Juanita Cagle of Alcoa, Tenn., and June Best of Maryville, Tenn.; three brothers, Otto Best of Alcoa, Tenn., Boyd Best and Sam Best, both of Maryville; six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
            Mrs. Ridge was a native of Maryville and had been a resident of Glynn County for the past 29 years.  She was a member of the Northside Baptist Church of Brunswick.
            The family requests those wishing may make contributions to the charity of the donor’s choice.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RILEY, John
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 1, No. 31; Wednesday 3 November 1875; pg. 1, col. 3

            Little John Riley, formerly of this place, died on Doboy last Friday (Oct. 29, 1875) of pneumonia, and was buried in this city on Saturday (Oct. 30, 1875).  One by one we pass away.

RINGO, Mary Elizabeth “Mamie” (Ferguson) Kendrick
The Macon Daily Telegraph; Thursday 19 February 1920; pg. 7 col. 2

MRS. H.L. RINGOLD [sic]

            BRUNSWICK, Feb. 13.—Mrs. H.L. Ringgold [sic] [illegible] has been quite ill at her home in this city for some time, passed away last night at 7:30 o’clock.  The deceased, who was formerly Mrs. C.W. Kendrick was well known by an unusually large number of friends in this city, having resided here for many years.  She was before her first marriage Miss Mamie Ferguson, of Savannah, and was also a sister of the late Mrs. James O’Conor [sic] of this city.
            Besides her husband, Mrs. Ringold [sic] is survived by three daughters and fourt sons Miss Mabel Kendrick, of this city, Mrs. P.O. Mead and Mrs. W.D. Meredith, of Savannah; Alton, Walton and C.W. Kendrick, Jr., of this city, and one brother, Glover Ferguson, of Savannah.

RISLEY, Douglas Gilbert
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 25 November 1882; pg. 6 col. 3

DEATH OF CAPTAIN RISLEY

            We regret to announce the death of Captain Douglas G. Risley, which occurred on Saturday night, 18th inst., from hemorrhage of the lungs, having broken a blood vessel in a severe fit of coughing.  Capt. Risley was on the retired list of the U.S. army, having been invalided from severe wounds received in the late war.  He was a Lieutenant in command here after the war, under the Freedmen’s Bureau, and built the Risley school house, for the education of colored children.  In 1871 he was elected county treasurer on the Republican ticket.  Some two years since he organized a cigar factory here, which, after doing a good business, was burned out in June last, being almost a total loss, with but little insurance.  Since then Capt. Risley has been sick nearly all the time, and has at last succumbed.  We tender our sympathies to his sorrowing relatives and friends.

RIVENBARK, Annie Laurie (Southard) Anderson
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 24 January 1917; pg. 1 col. 7

MRS. R.R. RIVENBARK DEAD—Was Brunswick Girl and Passed Away at Home of Mother.

            Mrs. R.R. Rivenbark, of Macon, formerly Mrs. Annie Laurie Anderson, daughter of Mrs. J.B. Southard, and 28 years old, passed away at the home of her mother at 7 o’clock last night.  Mrs. Rivenbark was a victim of tuberculosis, and had spent a portion of the winter at Asheville.  She arrived here three weeks ago and while everything possible was done to relieve her, she finally died last night.  She will be remembered as Miss Annie Laurie Southard, and as a girl of many charms and graces.  She was originally married to the late G.F. Anderson and at his death removed to Macon and was later married to Mr. Rivenbark, who will reach the city this morning.  Funeral arrangements had not been made last night.

RIVERS, Ethel (Purdie)
The Brunswick News; between 2-6 June 1979

RITES TOMORROW FOR MRS. RIVERS

            Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel P. Rivers will be held Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at the St. Paul A.M.E. Church.
            The body will be at the funeral home from 7 p.m. Wednesday until 10 p.m. and at the church Thursday from 2:30 until the hour of the funeral.
            All members of the Virgin Chapter, order of the Eastern Stars are asked to meet at the church at 3 p.m.  Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery.  The Rev. T.N. Hercules will officiate.
            She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Elmira Jackson; a brother, Josh Ben Purdie of Titusville, Fla.; one adopted sister, Mrs. Vera Porter, and several nieces and nephews, grandnieces and nephews and relatives and friends.
            Robert Cummings Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements.

ROBARTS, James
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 28 May 1881; pg. 3 col. 1

            We chronicle this week the death of an old resident of this city, Mr. James Robarts, which occurred on the 20th inst.  He leaves a wife and four children, besides a number of relations to mourn his loss.

ROBARTS, James d/o
Advertiser & Appeal; Wednesday 5 December 1877; pg. 3 col. 1

            An infant of Mrs. and Mr. Jas. Robarts, of this city, died on Monday last.

ROBERSON, Louise Emma (Ford)
The Brunswick News; Thursday 10 November 1983; pg. 3A col. 1

LOUISE ROBERSON DIES ON WEDNESDAY

            Louise Emma Roberson, 87, of Rt. 2 Jesup died Wednesday in the Medical Arts Center of Brunswick following an extended illness.
            Mrs. Roberson was a native of Washington County but had lived in Wayne County for 70 years prior to coming to Brunswick.  She was a member of the Old Bethel Baptist Church.
            She is survived by her husband, Isham Frank Roberson of Jesup; a daughter, Nancy Savard of Brunswick; two sisters, Donna Ray of Jesup and Sally Whitehead of Brunswick; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
            Services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Old Bethel Church with the Rev. S.B. Burch, the Rev. Wayne Williamson and the Rev. Kermit Soilau officiating.  Interment will be in the cemetery.
            Active pallbearers will be Ronnell Roberson, E.T. Roberson, Jack Whitehead, Benny Ray, Theron Devereaux and Ted Bailey.
            Reinhardt and Sons Funeral Home in Jesup is in charge of the arrangements.

ROBERTS, Capt. c/o
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.

ROBERTS, Don Rowland  (Dr.)
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 14 March 2006; pg. 4A col. 1

            Dr. Don Rowland Roberts Jr. died at the Brunswick hospital of Southeast Georgia Health System on March 13.  A fifth generation Brunswick native, Dr. Roberts was the only child of the late Don Rowland Roberts and Ruby Brantley Roberts.  Dr. Roberts was a graduate of Glynn Academy and the University of Georgia.  He received his medical degree from The Medical College of Georgia where he was a member of Phi Rho Sigma, and where he would later serve on its Board of Trustees.
            After receiving his medical degree, Dr. Roberts served two years in Frankfurt, Germany as a Captain in the 97th General Hospital Unit of the United States Army where he developed a lifelong affinity for the German language and culture.  Upon his discharge from the Army, Dr. Roberts completed his orthopaedic [sic] residency at Shands Teaching Hospital at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida.  In 1965, Dr. Roberts returned to Brunswick and established Coastal Orthopedics, P.C.  Dr. Roberts was a gifted and respected orthopaedic surgeon.  He served more than one term as Chief of Staff and Chief of Surgery of Glynn Brunswick Memorial Hospital.  He was elected a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the American College of Orthopaedic Surgeons in 1969 and 1970 respectively.  He was elected a Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Free Masons in 1973.
            Dr. Roberts was a man of uncommon wisdom, wit and intellect.  He had a profound sense of history, heritage and tradition.  He was meticulous in his every endeavor.  Many of Dr. Roberts’ younger professional and paraprofessional colleagues can attest to the role that Dr. Roberts dutifully served as their mentor and counselor.  He was a meaningful contributor to the establishment and training of Glynn County’s first generation of paramedics.
            He is survived by his wife, Bonnie Dvorak Roberts; his three children, Constance R. Warner of Columbus, Catherine R. Rohde of Alpharetta and Don R. Roberts III of Atlanta; and six grandchildren, Mary Ashley Rohde (Ashley), Abigail Elizabeth Rohde (Abbey), James R. Warner, Jr. (Jack), Henry Roberts Warner (Hank), Sam Taylor Roberts (Sam) and William Collins Roberts (Will).
            A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 15 at Oak Grove Cemetery and a memorial service will follow at St. Simons Presbyterian Church, 201 Kings Way at 3 p.m. with the Revs. Robert Brearley, Deanie Strength, and R. John Law officiating.  A reception at the Church for friends and family will follow immediately thereafter.  Edo Miller Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.
            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Don R. Roberts Jr. Memorial Fund for the maintenance of Oak Grove Cemetery in care of P.O. Box 1024, Brunswick, Ga. 31521.

(Family placed obituary, The Brunswick News March 14, 2006)

ROBERTS, Eric Young
The Brunswick News; Monday 20 May 1946; pg. 8 col. 5

ERIC Y. ROBERTS PASSES AWAY AT HOME HERE TODAY

            Eric Young Roberts, a native Brunswickian who had resided here all of his life, passed away unexpectedly at his home, 1609 Gloucester street, at 8 o’clock this morning.  While Mr. Roberts had not been in the best of health recently, he was not confined to his bed, and his death came as a shock to members of his family and his many friends.  His death was attributed to a heart attack.
            Mr. Roberts was born in Brunswick August 2, 1870, and therefore would have been 76 years of age on his next birthday.  For many years he was engaged in the furniture business in this city and later was associated for some time with the local office of the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.  In recent years, however, he engaged in the real estate and renting business.  During all of the years he resided in Brunswick he made an unusually large number of friends who will be grieved to learn of his death.
            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Deaver Roberts, two sons, Don R. Roberts, of this city, Alwyn A. Roberts, of Orlando, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. S.A. Brockington, and two grandchildren, Eric B., and Don R. Roberts, Jr.
            Funeral services will be held at the First Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, with the Rev. Leland Moore officiating, burial to be in Oak Grove cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers:  Active, Harry Parker, Vance Mitchell, Nat Nightingale, H.K. Lamb, H.P. McDonald and Carroll Quarterman; honorary, J.T. Hotch, T.M. Mrocskowski, T.S. Gilchrist, Judge D.W. Krauss, John F. Dye and H.F. du Bignon.  Arrangements are in charge of Mortician Edo Miller.

ROBERTS, Eugene
The Brunswick News; Friday 10 July 1998. pg. 2A cols. 4 & 5

            Eugene Roberts, 64, of St. Simons Island died Wednesday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Emanuel Baptist Church on St. Simons with the Rev. R.J. ?Leggett officiating.  Burial will follow at Union Memorial Cemetery on St. Simons.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.
            Pallbearers will be friends of the family.  Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
            Surviving are his wife, Amy M. Roberts of St. Simons; a son, Kenneth Roberts of Miami, Fla.; two daughters, Wanda Heidleburg and Barbara Ferguson, both of Miami; three brothers, Simon Peter Roberts of Midway, Charlie Joe Roberts of Zephrian and Hezekiah Roberts of Miami; a sister, Mamie Roberson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
            He was a native of Liberty County and a member of Emanuel Baptist Church.
            He was a retired tractor-trailer driver.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ROBERTS, Henry*
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.

ROBERTS, Joseph W. Sr.
The Georgia Weekly Telegraph and Journal & Messenger; Tuesday 24 October 1871; pg. 8 col. 3

            Mr. Joseph Roberts, one of the most venerable and esteemed resident of Brunswick, died last Wednesday night.

ROBERTS, Lawrence Wing
The Brunswick News; Friday 5 December 1986; pg. 3A, col. 3

            The funeral for Lawrence Wing Roberts of Brunswick will be held Saturday.  He died 30 Nov. at the Glynn/Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
            The funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the St. John Baptist Church with the Rev. J.T. Leggett officiating. 
            Interment will follow at the Old Zion Cemetery in Riceboro.  The body will be placed at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
            Pallbearers will be the members of the 2 Plus 2 Bowling League.  Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
            Roberts is survived by one daughter, Anna Bell Williams; three sisters, Aldinia Fleming, Evelinia Williams and Odessa Bacon, all of Liberty County; and several nieces and nephews.
            Roberts was a native of Glynn County and a member of the St. John Baptist Church.
            Hall and Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ROBERTS Sarah M.
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.

ROBERTSON, Bruce L. Sr.
The Brunswick News; Friday 7 June 1991; pg. 3A col. 3

BRUCE ROBERTSON SR. DIES IN MYRTLE BEACH

            Bruce L. Robertson Sr., 81, of Myrtle Beach, S.C. died Tuesday at his residence after an illness.
            Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Stephens Episcopal Church in Myrtle Beach.
            Robertson lived on St. Simons Island for 30 years before moving to Myrtle Beach.  He still owned a residence on the island.
            He is survived by a son, Bruce L. Robertson of Myrtle Beach; a sister, Katherine Harris White of Orlando, Fla.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
            Born in Atlanta, Robertson was retired from General Motors Corp. as a distribution manager with 30 years of service.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.
            McMillan-Small Funeral Home of Myrtle Beach is in charge of arrangements.

ROBERTSON, Henry
The McIntosh County Herald & Darien Commercial Register; Tuesday 3 September 1839; pg. 3 col. 4

DIED—In Augusta on Saturday the 24th, Mr. Henry Robertson, aged about 37 years.

ROBINSON, George W.
The Brunswick News; Monday 13 November 1933; pg. 8 col. 5

HIS BROTHER DEAD

            Wibert [sic] Robinson, who left his Dover Hall home Saturday for Atlanta on baseball business, received a telegram in that city yesterday announcing the death of his brother, George W. Robinson, 76, who passed away at his home in Quincy, Mass., Saturday night.  He was one of Mr. Robinson’s two brothers, and it is understood he had been ill for some time.

ROBINSON, Helen Jean (Davis)
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 3 March 1953; pg. 10 col. 6

4 PERSONS DROWN WHEN BOAT SINKS—Mother, Two Sons, Companion Die; One Body Found.

            A mother, her two young sons, and a woman companion drowned late yesterday afternoon when their bateau capsized in Cedar Hammock Creek near Lathan Hammock.
            Drowned were Mrs. Mildred Thomas Hill, 32; her sons, Edward, 11, and Jimmie, 8; and Mrs. Helen Jean Robinson, 21, all residents of Arco.  Their husbands, Burford Brewer Hill, 35, and James E. Robinson, 26, were able to make their way to shore.
            Only one body had been recovered early this afternoon, but county police officers, the Coast Guard, Captain Hoke Smith, warden on Jekyll Island, and volunteers are continuing the search.  Efforts to recover the four bodies were hampered this morning by fresh northeasterly winds.
            The body of Mrs. Robinson was found at 2 p.m. and was carried to the Miller Funeral Home.
            The party left their Arco homes yesterday afternoon to gather some oysters.  The bateau was carried on a trailer and was launched on a small beach at Cedar Hammock, created when a dredge was pumping up the highway to Jekyll Island some time ago.  The group then proceeded up the creek for some distance; where they gathered the oysters.
            According to officers who investigated the tragedy, the party was returning to the point from which they started, and a rather strong northeast wind was prevailing, and it is believed that wind caused the boat to capsize.  In it besides the six persons, was a kicker and the oysters, a rather heavy load, it was stated, for a bateau.
            As the boat capsized, both Hill and Robinson made efforts to rescue their families, but they were unsuccessful, they told officers.
            After reaching shore, Robinson walked through the marsh to his auto and drove to the Fancy Bluff Grill, some several miles away, where he informed an employee of the tragedy.  County police were called and immediately went to the scene.
            Hill told officers he narrowly missed saving one of his sons.  He said he had hold of the boy and was endeavoring to reach the marsh with him, but in some way he lost his hold on the youth.  Hill was reported to have been exhausted and was carried to the City Hospital, where he remained overnight.  He was released this morning.
            Both men are employees of the Brunswick Pulp and Paper Company.  Hill has been an employee of the pulp mill since March, 1948, and works in the machine room at the plant.  Robinson has been an oiler at the plant since August, 1951, and has resided here for several years.
            Mrs. Hill formerly resided at Vidalia and has been a local resident since her marriage.  Mr. Hill is a native of Brunswick and he has resided in the city and county all of his life.  His family is well known here.
            Mrs. Robinson, it was stated, formerly resided in Alma and moved here with her husband.  They have one son, Bennie Jack, 2, who was with his grandmother yesterday afternoon.
            Mrs. Robinson’s body will be sent to Alma tonight by the Miller Funeral Home where funeral services will be held.  She was born in Chicago but lived in Alma before moving to Brunswick in 1951.
            Other survivors in addition to her husband is her mother, Mrs. Lessie Sweat, Brunswick.

ROBINSON, Mary Chapman (Dodd)
The Evening Star (Washington, DC); Wednesday 31 May 1916; pg. 10 col. 2

MRS. A.T. ROBINSON, JR., DIES—Succumbs While Visiting Mother in Atlanta—Buried There.

            News has been received here of the death of Mrs. A. Turner Robinson, Jr., of this city in Atlanta, Ga., last Wednesday.  Her death was due to stomach trouble, which developed after her arrival in the Georgia city, several weeks ago.
            The funeral was held Friday at the residence of Mrs. Robinson’s mother, Mrs. Green T. Dodd; in Atlanta, where she was visiting when stricken.  Interment was in Atlanta.
            Previous to her trip to Atlanta Mrs. Robinson gave up an apartment which she occupied in the New Berne, at 12th street and Massachusetts avenue, and took up her residence at 1330 Vermont avenue.
            Besides her mother, she is survived by her husband who is engaged in the real estate business, and an infant son.

ROBINSON, Willie C.
The Brunswick News; Monday 18 March 1996; pg. 3A col. 3

SERVICE TUESDAY FOR WILLIE C. ROBINSON

            The funeral for Willie C. Robinson of Brunswick will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at St. Andrews CME Church with the Revs. Carlee Stafford and L. Dumas officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            He died Friday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be officers of the church.
            The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. tonight at Robert Cummings’ Mortuary.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to the service.
            Surviving are four sisters, Rose Cain of Oxon Hill, Md., Mandy Matthews of Newark, N.J.; Barbara Miller of Riceboro and Brenda Williams of Brunswick; two brothers, Levi Morrell of Brunswick and John Obley of Pueblo, Colo.; and several other relatives.

ROBSON, Bertie James
The Brunswick News; Friday 18 September 1987; pg. 3A, col. 1

            The funeral for Bertie James Robson, 63, of Brunswick, who died Tuesday in Jacksonville, Fla., will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the Salvation Army Church with the Revs. Lt. Col. C. William Jaynes and Capt. Ronnie Raymer officiating.  Entombment will follow in Palmetto Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be Roscoe Smith, Bob Miller, Roscoe Brooker, James DePratter, Ronnie Kirkland, W.R. Mitchell, Tommy Beckham, and Tony Scoggins.  Honorary pallbearers will be Calvin Smith, Mitchell Edwards, John Glenn Robson, Henry Edwards, Walter Watson, and Bob Finney.
            The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 4 to 7 p.m. on Sunday.
Robson is survived by a daughter, Patricia J. Ellerbrock of Brunswick; a granddaughter, Leslie Anne Ellerbrock of Belleville, Ill.; three sisters, Christine Elston of Memphis, Tenn., Helen Walker of Lakeland, Fla., and Ruth Finney of Cocoa Beach, Fla.; three brothers, Eldred G. Robson of Dallas, Russell M. Robson and Clayton G. Robson, both of Lakeland; and several nieces and nephews.
            He was a life-long resident of Glynn County and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army.
            He was a member of the Salvation Army Church for 50 years where he served as commissioned band master and the Corps sergeant major.
            Robson retired from Hercules Inc. in 1985 after 29 years' service.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ROBSON, Dorothy Anne (Brown)
The Brunswick News; Friday 5 December 1986; pg. 3A, col. 3

            The funeral for Dorothy Anne Brown Robson will be held at noon Saturday.  She died Wednesday after an extended illness.
            The funeral will be held in the Salvation Army Church with Major Doria Richmond officiating.  Interment will follow in the Palmetto Cemetery.
            Active pallbearers will be Glenn Robson, Roscoe Smith, Bob Finney, Walter Watson III, Mitchell Edwards, and Henry Edwards.  Honorary pallbearers will be A.M. Edwards, Lawton Chaney, Calvin Smith, Jack Minchew, Eldred Robson, and Russell Robson.
            The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 10 o'clock tonight.  The family requests those wishing to make memorial contributions to the Salvation Army.
            Mrs. Robson is survived by her husband, Bertie James Robson of Brunswick; a daughter Patricia Jane Ellerbrock of Belleville, Illinois; one granddaughter and two nieces and a nephew.
            Mrs. Robson was the daughter of the late James Leland and Vanessa Edwards Brown and was a lifelong resident of Brunswick.  She was a member of the Salvation Army Church where she sang in the Songsters Brigade and was a member of the Local Brass Band.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

RODGERS, James E.
The McIntosh County Herald & Darien Commercial Register; Tuesday 10 September 1839; pg. 3 col. 6

DIED—On the 22d inst. in Macon of the bilious fever, Mr. James E. Rodgers, second Engineer of the Steam-boat Sam Jones, a native of Pittsburg, Pa.

ROGERS, Mrs. Charlie
Nahunta Banner; Vol. 1 No. 23; Friday 18 February 1921; pg. 1 col. 2

        We are very sorry to hear of Mrs. Charlie Rogers' death. She died Saturday morning and was buried at Little Creek Sunday. The funeral was conducted by Rev. E.L. Little.

ROGERS, London "Jap"
The Brunswick News; Friday 1 August 1986

Rogers Funeral To Be Held Saturday at Noon

            Services for London "Jap" Rogers Sr. of Brunswick will be held at noon Saturday at the Zion Rock Baptist Church with the Rev. E.L. Hart officiating.
            Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.  Rogers died Monday at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
            Pallbearers include:  London Rogers, Charles Drake, Marvin Butts, Nathan Polite, Clarence Harris, and Raymond Harris.  Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
            The body will remain at the funeral home two hours prior to services.
            Survivors include his wife Ruth Rogers of Brunswick; his parents Gilbert and Edna Mae Davis; a son London Rogers Jr.; three daughters:  Sonja Drake of Boniare, Victoria Rogers of Brunswick, and Linda E. Butts of Tampa, Fla.; one brother Julius Rogers of Brunswick; nine grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
            Rogers was a member of the Zion Rock Baptist Church.
            Hall and Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ROGERS, Mrs. Rachel
Nahunta Banner; Vol. 1 No. 23; Friday 18 February 1921; pg. 5 col. 4

        We are sorry to hear of the death of our friend Mrs. Rachel Rogers.

Nahunta Banner; Vol. 1 No. 24; Friday 25 February 1921; pg. 1 col. 1

MRS. CHARLIE ROGERS DEAD

        Mrs. Rachel, wife of Mr. Charlie Rogers, who had reached her 56th year on the 14th day of January last, died at her home near Hortense on the 12th day of this month and was buried Sunday the 13 at Little Creek church.  The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E.L. Little.
        Mrs. Rogers, before her first marriage to Mr. Brooker, deceased, was a Miss Harper.  Two children survive her by her first husband, who are John D. Brooker and Mrs. Alice Stewart of Hortense.  Five children survive her by her last husband and they are Mrs. Mamie Lee Griner of Zirkle, J.M. Rogers of Savannah, Mrs. Claudia Beckham of Screven, Ernest L. Rogers and M.E. Rogers of Hortense.
        Mrs. Rogers joined the Missionary Baptist church in early girlhood and at the time of her death was a member of the Satilla Baptist church at Hortense.
        A Christian woman, a devoted wife, a loving and kind mother and a good Christian has left this world to take her place among the saints.
        The Sentinel joins her husband and surviving relatives in deep grief for her departure.

ROSS, Allen Jr.
The Brunswick News; Friday 4 October 1940

Allen Ross, Jr., Popular Youth, Died Last Night

        Allen T. Ross, Jr., popular 18-year old Brunswick youth, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.T. Ross, passed away at the City Hospital shortly before last midnight following an illness of three weeks, and the announcement of his death occasioned genuine sorrow among his large number of friends and those of his parents.
        Young Ross was a member of the graduating class of Glynn Academy in June.  He had looked forward with interest to entering college last month, and it was while he was preparing to leave that he was stricken at the suburban home of his parents.  After being ill several days pneumonia developed and he was removed to the hospital for treatment.  Everything possible was done for him, but he failed to respond to treatment, and for the past several days he lingered between life and death.
        Unusually popular among all who knew him, young Ross was a youth who easily made and maintained friends; he established a fine public school record, and was praised by his teachers.  The sympathy of the entire community has been extended to the bereaved parents.
        Besides his parents, Allen is survived by one sister, Mrs. Jimmie Williams, of Valdosta, and one brother, Robert, aged 8.
        Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock Saturday morning at the First Baptist church, to be conducted by the pastor, the Rev. C.C. Davison, and burial will be in Palmetto cemetery.  Six young friends, some of whom were members of his graduating class, will serve as pallbearers.  They are Anton Krauss, Jr., Thomas Davison, Charles Thiot, Clinton Knight, Jr., Pete Sasser, and Carl Fowler, Jr.  Funeral arrangements are in charge of Mortician Edo Miller.

ROSS, John
The Brunswick Times-Advertiser; Monday 22 October 1894; pg. 1 col. 7

A SAILOR DROWNED—A sailor fell from the rigging of the schooner Fiheman [sic] at St. Simons Mills Saturday and was drowned.  The sailor was an American from New England, named John Ross.  His body has not been recovered.  His head struck the side of the vessel and he was knocked insensible before reaching the water.

ROSS, John B.
The Advertiser & Appeal; Wednesday 5 September 1877; pg. 2 col. 4

            The Macon community have been saddened by the death, on the 29th ult. of one of her best and most influential citizens, Mr. Jno. B. Ross.

ROSS, Robert
The Brunswick News; Friday 23 February 1990; pg. 3A col. 3

ROSS FUNERAL TO BE SATURDAY

            The funeral for Robert Ross, 58, will be Saturday.  He died Tuesday at Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital in Brunswick after a short illness.
            The funeral will be at 2 p.m. at Union Baptist Church with burial in Ebenezer Cemetery in Eulonia.
            The McIntosh County native lived in Ardoch for many years, was a deacon board member at Union Baptist Church and a Mason.
            He is survived by his wife, Edna M. Ross of Ardoch; a son, Robert L. Ross of New York; three daughters, Alma Armstrong of Ridgeville, Veronica Jaudon of Ardoch and Shirley Butler of Mannheim, West Germany; six grandchildren and other relatives.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ROTHSCHILD, Mrs. Carrie (Reiman)
The Brunswick News; Thursday 12 December 1929; pg. 8 col. 1

MRS. ABE ROTHSCHILD DIES SUDDENLY TODAY--PROMINENT WOMAN PASSES AWAY AT HER SEA ISLAND BEACH HOME

            Mrs. Abe Rothschild died suddenly at her home on Sea Island Beach shortly after noon today.  The announcement of the death of this well known and estimable Brunswick woman came as a profound shock to her friends and the people of the city generally.
            It was know that Mrs. Rothschild had been confined to her home for two weeks suffering with what was said to be a general toxin condition, but it was not apprehended that her illness was of a critical nature and the news of her death was most astounding.  In fact it was reported early today that Mrs. Rothschild’s condition was improved, and with this information given to him Mr. Rothschild had left the city on an important business trip to Jacksonville, expecting to return early tonight.  Efforts were made to intercept him but they did not succeed.
            Mrs. Rothschild who was formerly Miss Carrie Reiman, of Greenwood, Miss., was married to Mr. Rothschild some thirty-five years ago; they came immediately to Brunswick to reside and have lived here since that time.  She was a woman of many social graces, charitable, broad-minded, a consistent worker in the sisterhood of Beth Tefliloh[?} and had a leading place in the social and civic circles of the community.
            Up to the time of her illness some two weeks ago, Mrs. Rothschild had enjoyed her usually good health.  She and Mr. Rothschild had only recently moved into their new home at Sea Island Beach, in which she evinced a lively interest and entertained many of her friends.  Only a few weeks ago on the occasion of the meeting of the council of the Southeastern Woman’s Club at the Cloister, Mrs. Rothschild occupied a leading place in the entertainment of many of the visitors.  The truth of the matter is Mrs. Rothschild was never happier than when entertaining her friends and they were legend and devoted to her for those charms that endeared her to all with whom she came in contact.  She was fond of young people, loved to have them about her and they in turn always esteemed it a privilege to be entertained in her home.
            Besides her husband, the deceased is survived by her mother, Mrs. Rachel Reiman, who, because of advanced years, being 82, is herself confined to her home in Greenwood.  There are two sisters, Misses Flora and Esther Reiman, also of Greenwood, and a nephew, Herman Borchardt, of this city, and a niece, Mrs. Carol Bertanger, of Dayton, Ohio.
            Funeral arrangements had not been completed this afternoon, awaiting the arrival of Mr. Rothschild, who will reach the city later this afternoon.  The members of the family have the sincere sympathy of a wide circle of friends.

ROUSE, Thomas Shelby
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 19 December 1945; pg. 8 col. 1

LITTLE BABY DIES

            Thomas Shelby, little 10 months-old baby son of Mr. and Mrs. B.J. Rouse, of Jacksonville, Fla., and grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Hilton Thomas, of this city, died in Jacksonville yesterday.  Funeral services were held at the Lutheran church this afternoon, conducted by the Rev. D.L. Haglar, burial being  in Oak Grove cemetery.

ROWE, John Joseph Sr.
The Brunswick News; Monday 17 November 1997; pg. 3A col. 4

JOHN J. ROWE SR. DIES SATURDAY

            John Joseph Rowe Sr., 75, of Brunswick died Saturday at Brunswick Health Care Center.
            A graveside service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Palmetto Cemetery with the Rev. Richard Varnell officiating.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home.
            Surviving are his wife, Verda Row [sic] of Morganton; three sons, John Rudolph Rowe of Fenatobia, Miss.; John Richard Rowe of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and John Joseph Rowe Jr. of Morganton; two sisters, Ruth R. Specht of Crawfordville and Dorothy Delevett of Brunswick; a brother, John J. Rowe of Bowie, Md.; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
            He was a native of Brunswick and received his education at Glynn County schools.  During World War II, he worked at the Brunswick Marine Shipyard building refueling vessels.
            He was a resident of Fort Lauderdale for many years, where he worked as a master carpenter.  He was a member of the Carpenters’ Union.

ROZIER, Calvin C.
The Darien News; 28 November 1974; pg. 2 col. 2

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR CALVIN C. ROZIER ARE HELD ON NOVEMBER 24

            Funeral services for Calvin C. Rozier were held on Nov. 24 at the Wayfarer Primitive Baptist Church with burial in the Plum Orchard Cemetery.
            A lifelong resident of McIntosh County, he was a member of the Wayfarer Primitive Baptist Church.  Mr. Rozier, 70, died after an extended illness.
            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Jeanette Poppell Rozier of Townsend; six daughters, Mrs. Irma Mosley, Mrs. Diane Lynn, and Miss Ivy Rozier, all of Townsend, Mrs. Christine Walker of Waynesville, Mrs. Nancy NeeSmith of Darien and Mrs. Bertha Mullins of Powder Springs; a son, Calvin C. Rozier, Jr. of Townsend; four sisters, Mrs. Annie Branson of Brunswick, Mrs. Evie Hope of Crescent, Mrs. Agnes Graves of Savannah, and Mrs. Matilda Hall of Ludowici; five brothers, Vandy and Willie Rozier, both of Townsend, George Rozier of Brunswick, Clarence Rozier of Folkston and Charles Rozier of Fayetteville, N.C.; nine grandchildren, and six step-grandchildren.

RUNNELS, Harmon
The McIntosh County Herald & Darien Commercial Register; Tuesday 3 September 1839; pg. 3 col. 4

DIED—Col. Harmon Runnels, father of Ex-Governor Runnels of the state of Mississippi, died at his residence in Lawrence county, on Wednesday the 25th [or 26] of July, aged about 80.  His days were many and honorable in the land—he was a soldier of the Revolution, and for about 30 years a member of the Legislature of Georgia and Mississippi.

RUSHWORTH, Lieut.
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 3, No. 8; Wednesday 15 August 1877; pg. 2 col. 2

            Lieut. Rushworth, of Jamaica, died at Kingston, the capital of that island, on the 9th inst. of yellow fever.

RUSSELL, Charles Anson
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 6 November 1912; pg. 1 col. 5

            Captain Charles Anson Russell died yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Duncan Wright, after an illness of ten days.  His death had been expected for several days as he had been critically ill for a week or more and had been sinking rapidly since Sunday.  Captain Russell was an old and valued resident, having lived in Brunswick since 1867, and been one of its best citizen[s].  He was born in Deerfield, Mass., in 1828, and was 84 years of age.  He was the oldest pilot on the Brunswick bar.
            Captain Russell was a large property owner in the city, and was noted for his strict honesty and integrity of character and his genial nature, and his death will be mourned by a host of friends.
            Besides his two daughters, Mrs. Geo. Walker of Tampa, and Mrs. Duncan Wright of this city, Captain Russell leaves three grandchildren, Hazel Wright, Dorothy and Lillian Walker, and a sister in Bridgeport, Conn.
            The funeral will be held this afternoon at 3 o’clock from the residence.  The Masons will officiate.  The sympathy of their many friends is with the family in their bereavement.

RUSSELL, Mary (Mrs. Charles Anson)
The Brunswick Weekly Advertiser & Appeal; Friday 14 December 1888; pg. 6 col. 2

GONE TO REST—Mrs. C.A. Russell, wife of Captain Russell, of this city, departed this life yesterday.  Her remains will be buried to-morrow morning from the Catholic church, in the faith of which she has lived a consistent life.  To the stricken husband and sorrowing daughters we extend our greatest sympathy.

RUSSELL, Mary (Davis)
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 24 November 1883; pg. 2 col. 5

SUDDEN DEATH—Mrs. S.H. Russel [sic], of Augusta, Ga., died very suddenly at the residence of Dr. Blain, of this city Thursday evening last.  Mrs. Russel, her husband, and little boy had been spending a few days in our city.  On Thursday about 4 o’clock she was taken suddenly with pains in her body, and by half-past 6 o’clock was a corpse.  Internal hemorrhage is supposed to be the cause.  She had not been very well for sometime past.  She will be buried this morning.  Mrs. Russel is a near relative of the Blain’s of this city.

RUTLEDGE, James Jr.
The Brunswick News; Friday 26 December 1997; pg. 3A col. 5

JAMES RUTLEDGE JR. SERVICE SATURDAY

            The funeral for James Rutledge Jr., 45, of Brunswick will be 11 a.m. Saturday in the Prudence Hall Chapel of Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home with the Rev. J.D. Shaw officiating.
            He died Dec. 21 in Ware County.
            Pallbearers will be George Willie, Harry Shaw, Ben Cummings, Joseph Butler, Benjamin Blige, Arthur Riggins and John Dunwoody.
            Surviving are his wife, Patricia Harris Rutledge of Brunswick; three daughters, LaKeysha, Clarice and Jasmine Rutledge, all of Brunswick; his mother, Cleo Rutledge of Brunswick; two brothers, Nathaniel Pope and Proverb Rutledge, both of Darien; a sister, Janie Rutledge of Darien, his paternal grandmother, Mary Rutledge of Darien, and several other relatives.
            The McIntosh County native was a member of First African Baptist Church in Darien and was a laborer with Ga. Pacific Corp.

RYALS, W.H.
The Brunswick Times-Advertiser; Thursday 11 July 1895; pg. 1 col. 4

DIED AMONG STRANGERS

            A particularly sad death occurred at St. Simon [sic] Mills a few days ago.  Mr. W.H Ryals, a young man of 20 years, after a month’s illness, passed away.  Mr. Ryals came to St. Simon [sic] some time ago, and was employed by the Hilton-Dodge Lumber Co.  No one knew whence he came, nor could they even learn his past history.  When he died it was impossible to notify his relatives, as they were unknown.  Several young men at the mills built a rude coffin for the stranger, and buried him with all the ceremonies possible.  Mr. Ryals left no means to defray funeral expenses.  He is spoken of as having been a man of exceptional good character, industrious and showing good Christian training.  His death among strangers makes one of the saddest incidents with which humanity comes in contact.
            Darien Gazette please copy.

 

 

 

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