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

 

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SAMPTER, S.
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 17 February 1903

S. SAMPTER, New York

            Brunswick, Ga., February 16.—(Special.)  S. Sampter, of New York, who has been spending the winter here with his daughter, Mrs. M. Kaiser, died very suddenly yesterday morning of heart disease.  Mr. Sampter came to Brunswick every winter for his health, and has a number of friends in the city.  His son in law, M. Kaiser, is one of Brunswick’s wealthiest and most prominent citizens.  The body was shipped to New York for burial.

SAMUEL, Uldine
The Brantley Enterprise; 15 April 1996; pg. 10 cols. 1 & 2

            Uldine Harvey Samuel, 81, passed away late Sunday afternoon, April 14, in the Pierce County Nursing Home following a long illness.
            She was a native of Brantley County, but had lived in Florida for a number of years before returning to Brantley County twenty years ago.
            She was a housewife and a member of the Blackshear Presbyterian Church.
            She was a daughter of the late William Madison Harvey and Leila Hayes Harvey and was the widow of James Beasley Samuel, Sr. who preceded her in death in 1993.
            Survivors are a son, James Beasley Samuel, Jr., Norfolk, Va.; three grandchildren, James Burwell Samuel, Benjamine Cheaver Samuel, and Sarah Teresa Samuel, Norfolk, Va. and several other relatives.
            Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, from the chapel of Pearson-Treadwell Funeral Home with the Rev. Freddie Wheeler and Mr. Nolan Dubose officiating.
            Interment followed in the Hortense Cemetery.
            Pearson-Treadwell Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.

SAPP, Mary Eugenia (Manley)
The Brunswick News; Saturday 12 May 1917; pg. 1 col. 3

MRS. MARY SAPP PASSES AWAY—Leaves a Large Family to Mourn Her Sad Death.

            Mrs. Mary Sapp died last night at her home, corner of Lee and L streets at 10:30 o’clock, after an illness of long duration.
            The deceased leaves seven children, Mrs. Nay Knight, Mrs. W.A. Sapp, Misses Lucy, Janie and Retta Sapp, and P.H. Sapp and J.J. Sapp.  Her husband, J.L. Sapp, and sister, Mrs. J.L. Seague, also survive.
            The funeral will occur this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock from the home of the deceased, Rev. B.A. Pafford officiating.

SAUNDERS, Mamie (Hitch)
The Brunswick News; Thursday 25 October 1934; pg. 8 col. 5

MRS. J.G. SANDERS [sic] BURIED HERE TODAY

            Mrs. J.G. Saunders, prominent and pioneer resident of Lowndes county, who once resided in Brunswick, died yesterday afternoon at the home of Dr. and Mrs. J.P. Prescott, near Valdosta, and she was buried here at 4 o’clock this afternoon beside her husband, who died and was buried here several years ago.  The funeral here was in charge of Mortician Edo Miller and followed funeral services conducted at the Lake Park Methodist church this morning.
            Mrs. Saunders was the widow of the late J.G. Saunders, of Lake Park, a pioneer in the development of the peanut industry in south Georgia into commercial importance.  Since his death Mrs. Saunders continued to make her home at Lake Park, where she was influential in the religious life of that community.  She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Annie Hughes, Miami, Fla., and a number of nieces and nephews, Rev. J.W. Hitch, presiding elder of the Valdosta Methodist district, and formerly of Savannah, being among them.

SAVAGE, James
The Brunswick Call; Thursday 27 October 1898; pg. 1 col. 4

FUNERAL YESTERDAY—The funeral of Mr. James Savage occurred yesterday morning, and a large number of friends of the deceased were present to pay the last sad rites.  The interment took place in Palmetto cemetery.

SAWYER, Doris
The Brunswick News; Monday 27 May 1996; pg. 3A col. 5

SERVICE WEDNESDAY FOR DORIS SAWYER

            A memorial service for Doris Sawyer, 85, will be held 10 a.m. Wednesday at the First Presbyterian Church on Union Street with the Revs. Greg Garis and Dan Thomas officiating.
            She died May 22 at her residence in Brunswick.

SCARLETT, Bessie (Bailey)
The Brunswick Pilot; Friday 3 February 1928; pg. 1 col. 4

DEATHS

            Mrs. Bessie Bailey Scarlett died at her home on Wright Square early Sunday morning.  Mrs. Scarlett was one of Brunswick’s pioneer and best loved residents, widow of the late Francis M. Scarlett and mother of Frank M. Scarlett, prominent attorney.  Mrs. Scarlett had been ill for about two weeks, pneumonia being given as the cause of her death.  The funeral was held from the family residence Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock and was attended by hundreds of her friends and relatives.  Besides her son, Mrs. Scarlett is survived by two sisters, Mrs. H.C. Courvoisier and Mrs. Thomas Keany and one brother, David Bailey, all of this city.  Rev. T.W. Simpson conducted the funeral services.

SCARLETT, Frank D.
The Brunswick News; Friday 12 October 1951; pg. 10 col. 3

FRANK D. SCARLETT PASSES AWAY AT HIS COUNTRY HOME

            Frank D. Scarlett, 73, life long resident of Glynn county, passed away last night at the family home, Oak Grove, Fancy Bluff, after an illness which had extended over a period of 12 or 15 years.
            Mr. Scarlett was a member of a prominent Glynn county family.  His father was the late George S. Scarlett and his mother, Mrs. Virginia Tison Scarlett, pioneer residents of the county.
            Mr. Scarlett attended local public schools, and later for a number of years he operated a boat line between Brunswick, Fancy Bluff and Spring Bluff.  In those days there was no direct highway to the Fancy Bluff area, there being a dirt road, the distance from the city to Fancy Bluff via this road being approximately 30 miles.  He had been a life long member of Emanuel Methodist church, located in the Fancy Bluff area.
            He is survived by five sisters, Mrs. A.S. Hilsman, St. Simons Island, Mrs. F.A. Dunn, Miss Meta Scarlett, Miss Pauline Scarlett, and Mrs. Daisy S. Daniels, all of Fancy Bluff, and two brothers, G.S. Scarlett, Winston-Salem, N.C., and .R.M. Scarlett, Fancy Bluff.  A number of nieces and nephews also survive.
            Graveside funeral services will be held at the family cemetery at Oak Grove Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock, to be conducted by the Rev. John Jenkins.  The pallbearers will be L.E. Chapman, Frank Ratcliffe, Alex Atkinson, William Livingston, Ross Berrie and J.C. Davis.  The Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SCARLETT, George Stanton
The Atlanta Constitution; Wednesday 9 April 1902; pg. 4 col. 3

DEATH OF G.S. SCARLETT, SR.—He Was One of Glynn’s Most Prominent Citizens.

            Brunswick, Ga., April 8—(Special)—G.S. Scarlett, Sr., one of the oldest residents of Glynn county, passed away at this home at Fancy Bluff at 7 o’clock yesterday morning.  Mr. Scarlett has been seriously ill for many months and his death was momentarily expected.
            Mr. Scarlett leaves a large family to mourn their loss.  Besides a widow there are twelve children, among them is Mrs. J.L. Beach, wife of the former prison commissioner, G.S. Scarlett, Jr., of the Southern railway, Mrs. Hillsman [sic], of Macon, Messrs. Mason and Frank Scarlett, of this city.
            The deceased was one of the most prominent citizens of the county and had many friends in this city.  The funeral occurred this morning, the remains being interred in the family cemetery at Fancy Bluff.  A special boat went from Brunswick with a large number of friends.

SCARLETT, Helen Sheffield
The Atlanta Constitution; Sunday 12 December 1920; no page/column

HELEN SCARLETT, POPULAR GIRL OF BRUNSWICK, DIES

            Brunswick, Ga., December 11—(Special)—Miss Helen Scarlett died at the city hospital yesterday afternoon, following an illness of several days.  News of her death came as a shock to her many friends in the city.
            Miss Scarlett was a member of one of the best-known Glynn county families.  She was the youngest daughter of Mrs. George S. Scarlett, of Fancy Bluff, and was born and reared in the country home of her parents.  After graduating at the local high school she attended the State Normal school at Athens.  After completing the course there she taught school a few years and then returned to her home.
            She is survived by her mother; six sisters, Mrs. A.S. Hillsman [sic] and Mrs. J.L. Beach, of Brunswick; Mrs. Frank A. Dunn and Miss Pauline Scarlett, of Augusta; Mrs. B.A. Daniel, of Tampa, and Miss Meta Scarlett, of Atlanta; four brothers, Frank, Mason and Robert Scarlett, of Brunswick, and G.S. Scarlett, of Birmingham.  She had also a brother, Julian Scarlett, the young Brunswickian who was a member of the crew of the steamship Cyclops, the disappearance of which yet remains a great mystery.
            The funeral took place this afternoon from the residence at Fancy Bluff, with burial in the family cemetery.

SCARLETT, Mason Tison
The Brunswick News; Sunday 16 October 1932; pg. 8 col. 3

MASON SCARLETT DIES SUDDENLY AT HIS COUNTRY HOME

            Mason Tison Scarlett, 64, years if age, a prominent resident of Glynn county all of his life and widely known throughout the county, died suddenly at his home at Fancy Bluff at an early hour yesterday morning.  Mr. Scarlett suffered a stroke of paralysis about two months ago from which he never recovered.
            The deceased, while residing at Fancy Bluff practically all of his life, spent much of his time in his younger  years in Brunswick.  He was at one time a member of the Brunswick Riflemen, had served the county as its receiver of tax returns, and has represented his district in various county matters.  He was popular among all who knew him and news of his death will be a source of much regret.
            Mr. Scarlett was the eldest son of the late George Stanton Scarlett and Virginia Tison Scarlett, both members of an old and prominent Glynn county family, and which has wide connections throughout south Georgia.  In his early life he was active in local affairs and was always ready and willing to lend an aiding hand to the community in which he had spent his life.
            The deceased is survived by three brothers, Frank Scarlett, Robert M. Scarlett, receiver of tax returns, and Staunton [sic] Scarlett, of Saulsbury, N.C., and the following sisters:  Mrs. A.S. Hilsman, St. Simons; Mrs. Daisy Daniels, Tampa; Mrs. F.A. Dunn, Jacksonville; Miss Meta Scarlett, Atlanta, and Miss Pauline Scarlett, Fancy Bluff.  A number of nieces and nephews also survive.
            Funeral services will be held at the residence this afternoon at 3 o’clock and interment will be in the family cemetery near the Scarlett home, where five generations of his family rest.  The pall bearers will be as follows:  Mumford Tison, Scarlett Beach, Frank Ratcliffe, Perry Middleton, Harry Bell, Tom Matthews.  Mortician Edo Miller will be in charge.

SCARLETT, Meta Holt
The Brunswick News; Saturday 26 September 1964; pg. 12 col. 2

MISS SCARLETT, RETIRED TEACHER, SUCCUMBS AT 84

            Miss Meta Holt Scarlett, 84, a retired school teacher, died yesterday at a local nursing home.
            Daughter of the late George Stanton Scarlett and Virginia Tison Scarlett, Miss Scarlett was born at Oak Grove.  She graduated from State Normal School in Athens and taught in the Glynn County school system on Blythe Island and for 35 years at the English Avenue School in Atlanta where she was assistant principal.  Miss Scarlett was a musician and was proficient on the violin and cello.
            Survivors include one sister, Miss Pauline Virginia Scarlett, and one brother, Robert Mitchell Scarlett, both of Oak Grove.
            Graveside services will be held tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the family cemetery 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:  T.L. Dean, W.W. Cave, B.N. Nightingale, C.K. Curry, Perry Middleton, W.H. Watts, Rex Williams, Max Williams, Hugh Baumgartner, Luther Chapman Sr., J.C. Taylor, Ross Berrie, Dr. J.B. Avera and John Watson.
            The Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home is in charge.

SCARLETT, Pauline Virginia
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 4 May 1982; pg. 22A col. 6 & pg. 3A col. 1

MISS SCARLETT DIES ON MONDAY

            Pauline Virginia Scarlett, 91, lifelong resident of Glynn County, died yesterday at the local hospital after an extended illness.
            Miss Scarlett was a lifelong member of Emanuel Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and played the organ for 40 years.
            She was the granddaughter of Frances Muir Scarlett, who was born in London, England in 1785.  He came to Glynn County as a young man and established the Scarlett home place known as “Oak Grove,” on Georgia Highway 84.  The home was closed in 1975.
            Miss Scarlett is survived by nieces, Mrs. J.A. Blanton and Mrs. H.F. Adickes of St. Simons, Mrs. R.L. Pettigrew of Tappahannock, Va., Mrs. Rebecca Jackson of Atlanta, Mrs. Paul Dimmick of Lakewood, Ohio and Mrs. Marian Tison Harley of Brunswick; nephews, Henry T. Dunn of Lewisberg, W. Va., George Scarlett Beach of St. Simons and Georgia Stanton Scarlett of Brunswick; and a number of great nieces and nephews.
            Graveside services will be held at the family cemetery at Oak Grove at 11 a.m. tomorrow with the Rev. Monroe Bennett officiating.  Mrs. Robert McGregor will sing.
            Honorary pallbearers will be Edgar Ratcliffe, W.T. Livingston, Jack Livingston, H.D. (Bud) Bell, G.B. Ham, Robert McGregor, William O’Quinn, Watkin O’Quinn, Max Williams, W.W. Cave, Kenneth Middleton, John L. Patterson, Dr. William Humphries and Dr. Haywood Moore.
            Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SCARLETT, Robert Mitchell
The Brunswick News; Monday 4 January 1965; pg. 14 col. 3

R.M. SCARLETT, FORMER OFFICIAL, TAKEN BY DEATH

            Robert Mitchell Scarlett, born Oct. 8, 1882 at the family home in Oak Grove, died yesterday at a local nursing home after an extended illness.
            Scarlett served a lengthy tenure as Glynn County tax collector and was a member of the Glynn County Democratic Executive Committee.  A farmer and timberman, Scarlett was prominent in public affairs of his day.
            Survivors include a sister, Miss Pauline Scarlett, Oak Grove.  He was one of 12 children of the late George S. and Virginia Tyson [sic] Scarlett.
            He was a member of the Emanuel Methodist Church.
            Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at graveside in Oak Grove Cemetery at the family home off the Waycross Highway.  The Rev. J.T. Pennell will officiate.
            Pallbearers will be William Livingston, H.D. Bell, J.C. Davis, Edgar Ratcliffe, Robert McGregor and Kenneth Middleton.
            Honorary:  W.T. Cave, Bernard N. Nightingale, Chapman Curry, Perry Middleton, W.H. Watts, Rex Williams, Max Williams, Hugh Baumgartner, Luther Chapman, Sr., J.C. Taylor, Ross Berrie, John Watson, Dr. J.B. Avera, T.L. Dean, G.L. Bennett, J.M. Exley, Walton O’Quinn and William O’Quinn.
            The Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home is in charge.

SCARLETT, Sarah E. (Hull)
The Brunswick Times-Advertiser; Sunday 18 November 1894; pg. 1 col. 3

MRS. SCARLETT’S DEATH—The Sad Event Occurred Friday Afternoon—The Funeral Yesterday.

            Mrs. Sarah Scarlett died at the residence of Mr. Mark Verdery, on Union street, Friday afternoon at 5 o’clock.
            Mrs. Scarlett was the mother of Mrs. D.D. Atkinson, Mrs. Mark Verdery and Messrs. Frank M. and Joseph H. Scarlett, all of this city.  They were all at her bedside when death came, as were also other relatives, ex-Governor Hull, of Florida, and Mr. Joseph Hull, of Savannah.
            The funeral services were held at the residence yesterday morning and were conducted by Rev. R.C. Gilmore.  The remains, accompanied by the relatives and a number of friends, were taken to Fancy Bluff on the Steamer Ruby, and interred at the family burying ground yesterday afternoon.  The sorrowing relatives are the recipients of universal sympathy.

SCARLETT, W. Gustavus
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 19 January 1884; pg. 7 col. 4

SUMMONED HENCE

            It is our painful duty to chronicle three deaths in our city this week.
            First, Mr. Gus Scarlett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Scarlett, of Spring Bluff, Camden county, a young man of happy promise.  He had just arrived at full manhood, and had a bright and promising future before him, but the summons came, and his young spirit left to return to God who gave it.  He was a member of the Methodist church, and at the time of his death, and for months past, has been in the employ of Mr. R.B. Reppard in this city.  His remains were taken to the old family cemetery, near Fancy Bluff for interment.  As we saw that fond mother, devoted father and loving brother and sister follow his remains on board the steamer that was to bear them hence, we could but rejoice in the thought that in the Great Beyond there shall be no more separation.
            Second, Mrs. Whitfield, the mother of our townsman, Col. Bolling Whitfield in the 55th year of her age.  Although a comparitive [sic] stranger in our midst, many sympathizing friends escorted her remains to the grave from the Baptist church of this city and lovingly laid her away to rest, till the grand trump shall sound to call her forth once more.
            Third, Mr. L.D. Hoyt, senior member of the hardware firm of L.D. Hoyt & Co., of this city.  Mr. Hoyt came to our city some twelve or fourteen years ago.  Full of life and energy, he hos [sic] ever worked to build up our city, and increase her material prosperity.  The influence of such men as he is always felt in every community.  But he is gone, and we shall see his happy face no more in our midst.  His funeral took place at his residence on Thursday afternoon last, Rev. A.C. Ward officiating.  He leaves a wife and several young children, besides a grown son, to mourn his loss.

SCHLATTER, Charles Lyon Jr.
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 1891


BRUNSWICK, Ga., May 10--(Special)--Dr. C.L. Schlatter, an old resident of Brunswick, and a member of the drug firm of William Crovatt & Co., was found dead in bed here today. Heart failure was the cause of his death.

SCHLATTER, Charles Lyon Sr.
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 5 August 1886


DEATH OF COLONEL SCHLATTER

Brunswick, Ga, August 4--(Special)--Colonel Charles L. Schlatter, late general manager and vice president of the Brunswick and Western railroad, and formerly chief engineer of the state of Pennsylvania, died here this afternoon in the seventy-ninth year of his age. Colonel Schlatter was one of the oldest civil engineers of note in the United States.

SCHLATTER, Fannie C.
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 2, No. 10; Wednesday 7 June 1876; pg. 1, col. 3

DEATH OF MRS. SCHLATTER

            On Friday morning last (June 2, 1876), our citizens were startled with the sad announcement that Mrs. Fannie C. Schlatter, wife of Col. Charles Schlatter, of this city, had died suddenly during the night.  It appears she retired as well as usual on Thursday night, but awoke at an early hour the next morning, feeling ill, and summoned her youngest daughter (the only other member of the family at home); but before either physician or friends could be gotten, she gently passed away.
            We extend to the bereaved family our warmest sympathy, in this the hour of their affliction.

SCHLATTER, R.
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 21 November 1893

ONE CASE AND ONE DEATH—The Weather Growing Colder and Hopes Are Entertained of Frost.

            Brunswick, Ga., November 20—Only one case of yellow fever reported today.  Miss Hattie Mock, white.  There was one death, R. Schlatter, white.  Eight patients were discharged, three of them being whites, as follows:  Elizabeth Gale, E.H. Peterson, Joseph Luke.
            The weather has been growing colder since early morning, with a light northeast wind, which now seems veering toward the north.  Some entertain hopes of frost.  The thermometer at 7 o-clock p.m. registered 31 degrees.

SCHOPFER, Maggie Nora (Hutto-Manning)
The Brunswick News; Thursday 29 March 1951; pg. 14 col. 6

ILLNESS IS FATAL TO MRS. SCHOPFER

            Mrs. Maggie Nora Schopfer, 2808 Ellis street, died unexpectedly yesterday at City Hospital.
            Funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 11 o’clock at the Norwich Street Baptist Church with the Rev. C.H. Moss officiating, and burial will follow in the Taylor’s Chapel cemetery.  Miller’s Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
            Active pallbearers will be Leroy Herrings, R.A. Palmer, Ernest Crandall, Franklin Crandall, Isaac Corbitt, and Benny Brunegraff.  Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Stutts, Jack Moran, G.A. Watkins, L.O. Godwin, Tom Symmes, Henry Niemeyer, Coris Gay and G.H. McCullough.
            Mrs. Schopfer was born in Orangeburg, S.C., on July 25, 1888.  She had been a resident of Brunswick for approximately 35 years and was a member of the Norwich Street Baptist Church.
            Mrs. Schopfer is a survived [sic] by a son, Frank Schopfer of Brunswick, and two grandsons, Frank Schopfer, Jr., and Thomas Benjamin Schopfer.

SCOTT, Mrs. Lydia M.
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 26 August 1930; pg. 8 col. 3

MRS. LYDIA SCOTT DIED SUDDENLY IN CITY LAST NIGHT

            Mrs. Lydia M. Scott, 79 years of age, passed away suddenly at 10:30 o'clock last night at the home of her daughters, Mrs. A.L. Church, on Union street.  While Mrs. Scott had not been confined to her bed recently, she was not in the best of health.  However, she was not ill last night, being stricken suddenly and died within a short time afterwards.
            The deceased has resided in Brunswick and St. Joseph, Mich., for many years.  She usually spent the winters here with her daughter, going to her Michigan home in the summer.  During the many years that she has resided here she has made an unusually large circle of friends, all of whom were grieved to learn of her death.  She was possessed of a sweet disposition, was kindly and friendly, and will be missed by those who knew her best and have been associated with her.
            Before her marriage to Dr. Alexander A. Scott many years ago, Mrs. Scott was Miss Lydia M. Caldwell, and resided at Bingham, N.Y.  After her marriage many years ago to the late Dr. Scott, who died in Brunswick fifteen years ago, she removed to St. Joseph and has resided there ever since, spending a portion of her time with her daughter.
            The deceased is survived only by Mrs. Church and one grandchild, Miss Julia Church.
            Short funeral services will be held tonight at the Church residence at 9 o'clock, and the remains will then be forwarded to St. Joseph for interment.  Funeral services will be held in the Episcopal church of that city Thursday afternoon.
            Pallbearers, who are requested to meet at the residence tonight at 8:45 o'clock, are:  Active--J.T. Whittle, C.H. Sheldon, J.P. Davenport, J.O. Morgan, C.M. Peddicord, W.J. Butts, R.L. Phillips, C.B. Greer.  Honorary--R.D. Meader, Geo. P. Smith, F.D. Aiken, J.T. Colson, M.B. McKinnon, Joe B. Hand, R.S. Pyles.  Mortician Edo Miller will be in charge.

SCRIVENS, Anna Louise
The Brunswick News; Saturday 27 December 1997; pg. 3A col. 4

ANNA L. SCRIVENS SERVICE MONDAY

            The funeral for Anna Louise Scrivens, 46, will be 1 p.m. Monday at Emanuel Baptist Church on St. Simons Island with the Rev. R.J. Leggett officiating.  Burial will follow in Memory Gardens.
            She died Dec. 24.
            Pallbearers will be Herbert Scrivens Jr., Ernest Scrivens, Willie James Scrivens, David Stanley Scrivens and Kenneth Scrivens.  Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour before service.
            Surviving are her mother, Ruby Mae Scrivens; three daughters, Yvette Scrivens, Sharon E. Collins and Jeanette Scrivens, all of Brunswick; five brothers, Herbert Scrivens, Jr., Ernest Scrivens, Willie James Scrivens and Kenneth Scrivens, all of Brunswick, and David Scrivens of Fayetteville, N.C.; four sisters, Sabrina Young, Alalia Dunson, Loretta Tyson and Juanita Carter, all of Brunswick; her grandmother, Rosa Jones of St. Simons; eight grandchildren and several other relatives.
            The Glynn County native was a homemaker and a member of Emanuel Baptist Church of St. Simons.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SCRIVENS, Rufus
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 9 December 1987; pg. 3A col. 6

SCRIVENS RITES TO BE THURSDAY

            The funeral for Rufus Scrivens, 32, of Brunswick, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday at Greenland Baptist Church with the Rev. S.T. Thomas officiating.  Interment will be at Beach Hill Cemetery in Liberty County.
            Scrivens died Dec. 4 at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
            Pallbearers will be cousins.  Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
            The body will remain at the funeral home until one hour prior to services.
            Scrivens is survived by his mother, Ruby Scrivens; a son, Rufus Scrivens; five brothers, Ernest Scrivens, Willie Scrivens, David Scrivens, Kenneth Scrivens, and Herbert Scrivens, Sr.; five sisters, Juanita Scrivens, Sabrina Scrivens, Anna Scrivens, Loretta Scrivens, and Alalia Scrivens; grandparents, Herman and Rosa Jones; and several nieces and nephews.
            A native of Glynn County, Scrivens was a member of the Greenland Baptist Church.
            Hall and Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SELLERS, Vera Hazle
The Brunswick News; Monday 1 November 1982; pg. 3A, col. 5

            Mrs. Vera Hazle Sellers, 53, of Baxley died Sunday at an Appling County hospital following an extended illness.
            Local survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Betty Shelton and Mrs. Laverne Blanton and a son J.L. Sellers all of Brunswick.
            Services will be held Tuesday, 3 p.m., at the Church of God of Prophecy on Spruce Street in Baxley.  Burial will follow at Omega Cemetery.
            Strickland Funeral home of Baxley is in charge of arrangements.

SEMMES, Raphael
The Advertiser & Appeal; Wednesday 5 September 1877; pg. 2 col. 3

            Admiral Raphael Semmes died on the 30th ult., at Point Clear near Mobile.  One by one, the mighty warriors of the ‘lost cause” are being gathered to their farthers [sic].  Their deeds, however, live after them.

SHACKELFORD, Jane
The Macon Georgia Telegraph; Tuesday 9 February 1841; pg. 3 col. 5

            At the Female College, in this city, on the 26th ult., Miss JANE SHACKELFORD, daughter of F.R. Shackelford of Darien, formerly of this place, in the 14th year of her age.
            But some must die, e’en some in beauty’s bloom
            Be laid within the cold and silent tomb.
            The melancholy circumstances attending the untimely death of this young lady, are briefly these:—She was a member of the College, and on the Wednesday preceding her death, whilst alone in her room, thoughtfully engaged in preparation for her customary recitations, her dress accidentally came in contact with the fire, near which she was sitting, and was almost instaneously [sic] enveloped in flames.  With that calm self possession, which the war-worn veteran, who has faced danger and death at the cannon’s mouth can never acquire, and a resolution unknown to ordinary intellects, she endeavoured [sic] by her own exertions to extinguish them; as calmly as if it was a premeditated act, she strove to arrest their progress, but the advance of the devouring element was too rapid to be subdued, by such means, and in the attempt her hands were dreadfully burned.  Assistance was called, and quickly came, but all too late.  The fire was quickly subdued, but its progress had been fatally rapid.  Every exertion that skill or kindness could devise to relieve the sufferer was put in requisition, but in vain.  She lingered in agony until the Tuesday following, when her pure spirit took its flight to another and better world.
            In contemplating the death of this young and innocent being, how forcibly are we reminded of the admonition, “that in the midst of life we are in death.”  Alas! how uncertain is life—and by what a feeble tenure do we hold our brief and transitory existence.  But a few short days ago, she was among her class-mates and associated, buoyant in health and happiness—and now her fondly cherished memory is all that survives her this side of the grave.—Whilst utterly secure as far as weak mortal vision could discern, and apparently beyond the reach of danger, agony and death, the monarch of the grave approached in a new and dreadful garb.—Meekly she obeyed the summons, and yielded her spirit to the God who gave it.  It is the beautiful and pious expression of one of the ancient Greek philosophers, that “whom the Gods love die young”—in her case how strikingly verified.  Under any circumstances and in any form, the approach of death is terrible to the young, but to her the bitter cup was sweetened by holy resignation.  It will be a melancholy satisfaction to her relations to know, that though far from home and kindred, she died not among strangers.  The ties of affection are stronger than those of blood; and the attentions of her loved and weeping associates smoothed the pillow and closed the eye in death.  The chasm in their once happy circle will not soon be filled, nor her fondly cherished memory soon forgotten.  Her name will live in fond remembrance in their hearts, nurtured by the love they bore her in life, and distant years, when the cares and troubles of a prolonged existence shall have satisfied them of its vanity, they will look back upon all the misery and anguish she has been freed from, and with heartfelt sorrow exclaim—
            “Green be the sod above thee,
            Friend of my better days,
            None knew thee but to love thee,
            None named thee but to praise.”—
B.

SHADMAN, W.A.
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 18 May 1895

W.A. SHADMAN DROPS DEAD—His Home on St. Simon’s Island is Historic

            Brunswick, Ga., May 17—(Special)—W.A. Shadman, an old citizen of St. Simon’s Island, dropped dead this morning.  Shadman’s home was historic by reason that the house he occupied sheltered Aaron Burr after his duel with Hamilton, and also because in his olive grove, which is the only one east of the Rockies, stands the stump of the tree from which the Constitution’s bowsprit was cut.  The deceased kept open house to all visitors and entertained hundreds of people every summer.

SHARPE, Isabelle
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 7 February 1978; pg. 2 col. 4

SHARPE FUNERAL TO BE WEDNESDAY

            Funeral services for Isabelle Sharpe, who died Saturday at the Medical Art Center, will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the First African Baptist Church.  Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.  The Rev. F.B. McKenzie will officiate.
            Pallbearers will be the deacons of the First African Baptist Church.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Trustee Board of the First African Baptist Church.
            The deceased was a member of the First African Baptist Church and a native of Brunswick.
            She is survived by one brother, George Dennis of Brunswick; and one sister, Mrs. Ellen Dennis of Brunswick.
            The body will go to the church one hour before services.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

SHEFFIELD, Jackson
The Savannah Tribune; Saturday 21 September 1918; pg. 1 col. 5 & pg. 4 col. 2

MR. JACKSON SHEFFIELD KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT—Was Wealthiest Negro In Glynn County

            Brunswick,—Mr. Jackson Sheffield, one of the best known and wealthiest Negroes of this section of the state, was instantly killed in his automobile Friday afternoon about 4 o’clock as [he] and his wife were riding, the machine colliding with an outgoing Atlantic Coast line passenger train at the ball park street crossing on Norwich street.  Mr. Sheffield was instantly killed while his wife who was occupying the front seat, escaped death with injuries not yet ascertained.
            According to eye witnesses, Mr. Sheffield no doubt would have saved his life had any signal been given of the approach of the onrushing train which it is stated was running twenty minutes late.  Mr. Sheffield was headed north out Norwich street.  The train was rounding the curve by the ball park and could not bee seen by him until it was right on the car.  The engine plowed through the car and completely demolished it.  Mrs. Sheffield was knocked out of the car clear of the path of the speeding train and when picked up was seemingly not seriously injured.  Mr. Sheffield was injured in several places, the injury causing his death being just above his heart.  He too was thrown out of the car by the impact and when he was picked up life was extinct.  His body was carried to the undertaking establishment of John Byrd.  Mrs. Sheffield was rushed to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Chas. T. Hoskins, on Gloucester street.
            Mr. Sheffield was the most prosperous Negro in Glynn county.  He owned a large and beautiful home near Everett City, several thousand acres of land being in the tract.  He also owned much other real estate in the city and county.  He was unusually popular among his people and had scores of friends among the people of the city and county.
            Mr. Sheffield was born in Everett city, October 26, 1864.  He married Miss Carrie Williams, of Wareboro, Ga., thirty-six years ago.  Aside from his wife, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Chas. F. Hoskins, four brothers, Messre. Robert, Emanuel, Dock and James Sheffield; and one sister, Mrs. Ceilie Duffy, all of Everett City, Ga.
            His funeral was held 10 o’clock Sunday morning at Grace A.M.E. church, this city, the Rev. W.A. Holmes, of Statesboro, conducting the services.  The honorary pall bearers were Prof. W.A. Perry, G.F. Allen, R.S. Fuller, H.E. Dent and W.A. Stewart, six being selected from the K. of P. of which he was a member.  The interment was at Oak Grove cemetery.
            The funeral was one of the largest Brunswick has ever witnessed.

SHEFFIELD, P.L.
The Brunswick News; Saturday 12 December 1964; pg. 12 col. 3

P.L. Sheffield, Stricken, Dies

        P.L. Sheffield, of Sheffield Distributing Co., died today of an apparent heart attack, according to Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home.
        Sheffield was stricken in the office of a local doctor where he had gone for a check-up after complaining of chest pains, a Miller official said.
        Sheffield lived at 114 Wesley Oaks, St. Simons Island.  He was in his fifties.

SHELTON, Ruben William
The Brunswick News; Thursday 10 September 1981; pg. 9A cols. 6&7

R.W. SHELTON, 42, DIES ON MONDAY

        Services for Ruben William "Squeeky" Shelton, 42, who died Monday after a short illness, will be Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the chapel of Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home.
        The Rev. Jerome Lewis will officiate assisted by James DePratter.  Interment will follow in Palmetto Cemetery.
        Active pallbearers will be Edward Williams, Raymond Yawn, Alvin Todd, Charles O'Neal, Ronnie Fulton, Wayne Brogdon, Junior Brogdon, Vernon E. Hand Jr., and Elbert Hand.
    Honorary pallbearers will be Rev. Louis Berthiaume, L.M. Drury, Aubrey Taylor, Jack Hutto, Ray Sorrow, Bo Sam McGowan, Benny Hawes, Eddie Parker, and Louis Whittington.
        Mr. Shelton was a native of Tyronza, Ark. and had been a resident of Glynn County for the past five years.  He was owner and operator of Shelton Mobile Home Service.
        He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betty Sellers Shelton, Brunswick; three daughters, Mrs. Cynthia S. Sapp, Brantley County, Miss Lesa Shelton and Miss Ranee Shelton, both of Brunswick; a son S. William Shelton, Brunswick; six sisters, Mrs. Louise Gish, Alma, Ark., Mrs. Mattie Lee Miller, Mrs. Marie Holiday, Mrs. Maxine Manchester, and Mrs. Violet Haynes, all of Kirksville, Missouri, and Mrs. Shirley Jones, Ft. Smith, Ark.; three brothers, Erskin Shelton, Jesup, Robert Shelton, Alma, Arkansas, and Louis Shelton, Kirksville, Mo., several nieces and nephews.
        The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 6 until 8.
        Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SHELVERTON, Mrs.
The Brunswick Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 28 March 1885; pg. 6 col. 2

            Mrs. Shelverton, mother of Mr. Edward Shelverton, lately moved to our city, died on Friday last, and was buried on Sunday.  The service was conducted by Rev. A.C. Ward.

SHELVERTON, Mrs. W.E.
The Brunswick Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 10 October 1885; pg. 6 col. 5

DEATH OF MRS. SHELVERTON

            A telegram from Atlanta to Mrs. J.E. Wood, of this city, announces that her mother, Mrs. W.E. Shelverton, died on the 8th inst. at 5 p.m.  Mrs. Shelverton left here some months ago to spend the summer in upper Georgia, hoping to improve her health; but the change seemed to do no good, and she continued to sink until the date above, when she died.  Although her death was not looked for, yet it brings with it is harrowing details—the separation of loved ones, the breaking up of home and home influences, etc.

SHEPARD, Francis L.
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 24 August 1897

SUDDEN DEATH OF A CHILD—Little Francis Shepard Died in Brunswick Sunday Afternoon.

            The body of little five-year-old Francis L. Shepard, the son of Mr. F.B. Shepard, of 30 East avenue, arrived in Atlanta yesterday morning from Brunswick, where the child died very suddenly Sunday.
            The death of the child was very sudden and entirely unexpected.  Last Friday night he with his two brothers left for St. Simons in company with friends of the family.  About 8 o’clock [or 3?] in the morning Francis became sick and when the party arrived in Brunswick he was immediately taken to the Oglethorpe hotel.
            At first it was thought he was not seriously ill, but later he grew worse and his father was sent for, arriving there Sunday morning.  At 1 o’clock Sunday afternoon the child died.
            The funeral will take place at the home on East avenue this morning at 11 o’clock and this afternoon the body will be sent to Summerville, Pa., where it will be laid to rest beside his mother.

SHERMAN, Eugene F.
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 14 July 1901

FUNERAL AT BRUNSWICK, GA.

            Brunswick, Ga., July 13.—(Special.)—The funeral of Eugene Sherman, the child who died from burns on St. Simon’s yesterday, occurred today.

SHERMAN, Helen Ruth (Culp)
The Brunswick News; Saturday 27 November 1992; pg. 3A col. 3

HELEN CULP SHERMAN DIES FRIDAY

            Helen Ruth Culp Sherman, 75, of Brunswick died Friday at the Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            A graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Monday in Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens on St. Simons Island with the Rev. Joe Glisson officiating.
            Honorary pallbearers will be David Bankston, Davis Love III, Jeff Knight, Michael Hudson, Byron Bankston, Jimmy Bankston and Dr. Lana Skelton.
            The family will receive friends at the Bankston residence, 104 Longpoint Drive, Sugarmill, on St. Simons and requests memorials be  made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
            Surviving are two daughters, Edwina Bankston of St. Simons and Nancy Handley of Brunswick; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
            The Gettysburg, Penn., native had been a resident of Glynn County for 23 years.  She was retired form Davison’s of Sea Island and was a Methodist.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SHORTER, George H.
The Memphis Daily Avalanche (Memphis, TN); pg. 2 col. 2

            Captain George H. Shorter of Montgomery, Alabama, for many years an editor of the Advertiser, died in Brunswick, Georgia, on the 17th ultimo, in the 29th year of his age.  We knew him long and well.  A nobler spirit never lived than this true friend, gallant soldier, and brave, chivalric gentleman.

SHRIVER, Hampton H.
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 7 September 1901

SHRIVER KILLED BY STORY—Tragedy in Glynn County—Escape of the Slayer.

            Brunswick, Ga., September 6.—(Special)  Hamp Shriver, a well-known resident of Glynn county, was shot and almost instantly killed today by a young man named Story.  The killing occurred near the six mile crossing and grew out of a personal difficulty of some days ago.  Sheriff Berrie was informed that Story was en route to Brunswick to give himself up and went to meet him, but this proved erroneous information and tonight story is understood to be going the other way.

SIMMONS, Addie Parker
The Brunswick News; Saturday 15 October 1955; pg. 8 col. 3

MRS. J.W. SIMMONS DIES EARLY TODAY

            Mrs. Addie Parker Simmons, wife of Dr. J.W. Simmons, well known resident of Brunswick for over fifty years, died at the Brunswick hospital this morning after a short illness.
            Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon at 4 o’clock at the First Methodist Church with the Rev. W.C. Bryant, pastor of McKendree Methodist Church, officiating in the absence of the Rev. M.P. Webb, pastor of the church.  Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery under direction of the Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home.
            Mrs. Simmons, a native of Liberty County, was 68 years of age.  She had been a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.  In her earlier life she had been active in U.D.C. work, P.T.A. and was a member of the Women’s Medical Auxiliary.  The family resides at 924 Union Street.
            Survivors besides her husband, are two sons, J.W. Simmons, Jr., Charleston, S.C., and Dr. J.O. Simmons, Woodbine; one daughter, Mrs. Mary A. Garrett, Brunswick.  Eleven grandchildren, four great grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Lily Plaspohl, Savannah, and one brother, Dr. Rufus Parker, Charleston.

SIMMONS, Edward M. “Monk”
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 17 March 1976; pg. 2A col. 1

MONK SIMMONS RITES THURSDAY

            The funeral services for Edward M. “Monk” Simmons, 81, a resident of 2107 Parkwood Dr., who died at the local Hospital Tuesday, will be Thursday at 4 p.m. in the First Baptist Church of Brunswick with Rev. Hugh Garner officiating.
            Entombment will follow in Palmetto Cemetery with military honors.  Active pallbearers will be A.M. Griffin, John Hall, George M. Young, Glenn R. Spaulding, Esterlee Conley, and Paul T. Girtman.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of Carpenters Local No. 865, Dr. J.L. Owens, Jr., and Dr. R.H. Thompson.
            Simmons had been a resident of Brunswick for the past 35 years and was a retired carpenter.  He was a veteran of WWI serving in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corp. and was a member of the Baptist Church.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie B. Young Simmons, Brunswick; a daughter, Mrs. Fred W. Spaulding, Brunswick; a son, John James Simmons, Brunswick; a sister, Mrs. Ruby Lee Reynolds, Hawkinsville, Ga.; a brother, Ralph Simmons, Eastman, five grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
            The body will be taken to the residence, 2107 Parkwood Dr., today and will be placed on [sic] the church an hour prior to the service.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SIMMONS, Jewel H.
The Brunswick News; Saturday 9 April 1994; pg. 3A col. 6

JEWEL H. SIMMONS DIES EARLY TODAY

            Jewel Hays Simmons, 88, of Brunswick died early today at her residence.
            A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Oak Grove Cemetery with the Revs. Carroll Crosby and Emory Willard officiating.
            The family will receive friends at 924 Union St. Sunday and requests memorials to the First United Methodist Church of Brunswick.
            Surviving are two sons, John W. Simmons III and Bill Simmons, both of Brunswick; two daughters, Peggy S. Howell of Brunswick and Beverly S. Davis of McGehee, Ark.; a sister, Elsie Piper of Atlanta; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
            The Monticello native had lived in Glynn County for 66 years.  She was retired from civil service, having worked at NAS Glynco.
            Mrs. Simmons was past president and lifetime member of the Brunswick Pilot Club and was a hospital auxiliary worker at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center for many years.  She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Brunswick.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SIMMONS, John Wesley (Dr.)
The Brunswick News; Monday 11 May 1959; pg. 16 col. 4

DR. SIMMONS, 78, LONG PROMINENT HERE, IS BURIED

            Funeral services were held this morning at the First Methodist Church for Dr. John Wesley Simmons, 78, who died Saturday afternoon after an illness of six years.
            Grandsons served as pallbearers for Dr. Simmons, long prominent in both medicine and public affairs.  Burial was in the family mausoleum in Oak Grove Cemetery under direction of Edo Miller and Sons.
            A native Georgian, Dr. Simmons practiced medicine over 50 years.  He was a charter member and past president of the Brunswick Rotary Club.  He was a former president of the Board of Trade, now the Chamber of Commerce, and for years served on important committees of the chamber, pursuing the progress and growth of Brunswick.
            He was a lifelong member of the First Methodist Church and served on the board of stewards.  A Mason, he recently received his 30-year pin from Ocean Lodge.  He served as parliamentarian of the Medical Association of Georgia for 19 years.
            Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Donald Garrett, Atlanta; two sons, John W. Simmons, Jr., Brunswick, and Dr. James O. Simmons, Woodbine; one sister, Mrs. Charles A. Smith, and one brother, both of Waynesboro, Ga.; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

SIMMONS, Monteen (Turner)
The Brunswick News; Monday 18 June 1984; pg. 3A col. 5

SIMMONS FUNERAL BEING HELD TODAY

            Services for Monteen Turner Simmons, 68, a resident of Sterling who died early Saturday at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital after a short illness will be held Tuesday.
            She was a native of Appling County and had been a resident of Glynn County for the past 35 years.  She had been employed by Sea-Pak for the past 30 years.  She was a member of the Holiness Church in Baxley.
            She is survived by two daughters, Willene Lott of St. Simons and Lulene Tison of Sterling.  Two sons, Edward W. Simmons of Plant City, Fla. and Gary Simmons of Sterling; two sisters, Irene Carter of Baxley and Pauline Sellers of Savannah; a brother Bill Turner of Baxley; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
            Services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the chapel of Edo Miller & Sons Funeral with the Rev. Dorris Black officiating.  Entombment services will be held at 3:30 p.m. in Pleasant Grove Cemetery near Baxley.
            The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 6 until 9 o’clock.
            Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SIMPSON, Infant
The Brunswick News; Thursday 20 February 1947; pg. 8 col. 6

DEATH OF INFANT

            The little infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Simpson died at the City Hospital last night.  Funeral services were held today.

SIMS, Emma
Waycross Daily Journal; Monday 2 June 1913; pg. 4 col. 4

DEATH OF MRS. SIMS

            Mrs. Emma Sims, aged 64 years, died at the home of her son, Mr. Thomas Sims, on Reed street, at an early hour yesterday morning.
            Funeral services, conducted by Rev. O.F. Cook, were held at the house at 7 o’clock in the evening.  The body was taken to Bainbridge on the early morning train to be inferred in the family burial lot.
            Mrs. Sims was a woman of lovely Christina character.  The esteem in which she was held in Waycross was evidenced by the large number of friends who came to pay their last tribute of respect.  The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful.
            The funeral arrangements were in charge of Mr. H. Lester Marvil.

SINCLAIR, Mr.
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 2, No. 26; Wednesday 20 December 1876 Supplement; pg. 1, col. 2

Sad Accident 

            On Saturday night (Dec. 16, 1876) last, as Mr. Sinclair, Machinist at the B&A RR Shops of this city, was going to his boarding house from some place on Bay street, the night being quite dark, it is supposed he missed his way and fell into the well at the turpentine distillery (there being no enclosure around it) striking his head against a piece of timber down in the well above the water, inflicting a serious wound, which caused his death the following day.  What he must have suffered, none can tell, for, although he had strength enough to crawl out of the well by a ladder that happened to be at hand, was unable to get away or to call for help.  He was found by policeman Pitman just before day the next morning, and taken to his boarding house.  Mr. Sinclair is a machinist by trade, and has a family in Darien, we learn.  He was at one time engineer for Dodge, Meigs & Co, of St. Simons Mills.
            Queries--Was it accidental?  Whose fault is it that so dangerous a place is left without an enclosure?

Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 2, No. 28; Wednesday 3 January 1877; pg. 1, col. 2

Did he fall into the well? 

            The feeling is gaining ground that Sinclair the machinist, did not die from injuries received from falling into the well at the turpentine still, but from a blow on the head before falling into the well.  The reason assigned is that the piece of plank found in the well with hair sticking to it was no part of the well itself, but simply a small piece of board floating on the water.  The presumption is that he was struck with that piece of plank and then pushed into the well, and the plank thrown in after him.

Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 2, No. 28; Wednesday 3 January 1877 Supplement; pg. 1, col. 1

            The last theory about Sinclair's death is that he never fell into the well at all, but that he went up on the platform at the distillery to rest and falling asleep rolled off and hit his head upon something hard, thus inflicting the wound that caused his death.  The blood in the well and hair on the stick theories have  exploded.

SLAY, Woodrow Sr.
The Brunswick News; Friday 26 February 1993; pg. 3A col. 1

WOODROW SLAY SR. FUNERAL SATURDAY

            The funeral for Woodrow “Sunbuddy” Slay Sr., 70, of Brunswick will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Collins’ Funeral Home with the Rev. Woodrow Slay Jr. officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery with full military honors.
            He died Monday in a Jesup nursing home.
            The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight at the funeral home.  They will be at 2107 M St.
            Surviving are his wife, Johnnie G. Slay of Brunswick; his father, Charlie Jordan of Brunswick; four sons, Woodrow Slay Jr. and Michael Slay, both of Brunswick, Barry M. Slay of Atlanta and Kenneth L. Slay of Pigeon Forge, Tenn.; four daughters, Joyce Slay Green and Cathy Slay Clap, both of Brunswick, Karen Slay Waldon of Winder and Johnetta P. Slay of Atlanta; two sisters, Margaret Slay Smith of Orlando, Fla., and Cleo Slay Sullivan of Brunswick; two brothers, Johnny Lee Slay and Edward Slay, both of Savannah; 21 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several other relatives.
            The Bibb County native had lived in Brunswick most of his life.  He was a veteran of World War II and was retired.

SLOAN, Raleigh E.
The Brunswick News; Monday 15 December 1997; pg. 3A col. 5

RALEIGH E. SLOAN DIES SATURDAY

            Raleigh E. Sloan, 77, of Brunswick died Saturday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The funeral will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at Twin Rivers Baptist Church in Hortense with the Revs. R.C. Mathis and Thomas Barnard officiating.  Burial with military rites will follow at Twin Rivers Cemetery.
            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Gordon-Harrison Funeral Home in Jesup.
            Pallbearers will be grandsons.
            Surviving are his wife, Eliza R. Sloan of Brunswick; five daughters, Dale Weniger of Broxton, Gail Rowell of Hoboken, Susan Sloan of Brunswick, Amber Young of Waverly and Sabrina Sloan of Panama City, Fla.; two sons, Ronald Sloan of Hortense and Stanley Sloan of Waycross; four stepdaughters, Nell Courson, Macy Ann Harrell, Kathy Robinson and Carmen Mathis, all of Hortense; two stepsons, Bill Causey and Wayne Causey, both of Hortense; 18 grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; 1515 great-grandchildren; and five step-great-grandchildren.
            He was a Brantley County native and a former resident of Hortense.  He had resided in Brunswick for the past 15 years.  He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, Iron Ship Builders, Blacksmiths, Forgers and Helpers Union Local No. 901 in Brunswick.
            He was a charter member of Twin Rivers Baptist Church in Hortense and a member of the Pine Haven Baptists Church in Brunswick.  He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II.

SLOAN, Rosa (Mrs. John)
The Brunswick News; Sunday 22 August 1909 pg. 1 col. 6

MRS. SLOAN PASSES AWAY—Aged Woman Died Yesterday Morning—Funeral Today.

            Mrs. John Sloan, whose serious illness was reported in The News a few days ago, passed away at 11.30 o’clock yesterday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C.J. Doerflinger, on Richmond street.
            Mrs. Sloan was in her eightieth year.  Besides Mrs. Doerflinger she is survived by two other daughters, Mrs. M.A. Grady, of Savannah, and Mrs. A.F. Boiffeulet, of Macon, and one son, Mr. Frank Sloan, of Columbus.
            Mrs. Sloan has made her home in this city with her daughter for some time, and had a large number of friends.  She was a most estimable woman and was loved by all who knew her.
            The funeral will be held this afternoon at 4.30 o’clock, from St. Francis Xavier’s Catholic church.  The following gentlemen will act as pallbearers:  W.B. Fain, C.H. Dudley, John Ross, Albert Ross, C. McGarvey and M. McGarvey.  The interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery.
            The News joins the many other friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.

 

The Brunswick News; Tuesday 24 August 1909; pg. 1 col. 5

FUNERAL OF MRS. SLOAN—The funeral of Mrs. John Sloan, whose sad death was chronicled in these columns on Sunday morning, occurred at 4.30 o’clock yesterday afternoon from St. Xavier’s Catholic church.  The pallbearers were Messrs. C. McGarvey, M. McGarvey, W.B. Fain, C.H. Dudley, Andrew Ross and John D. Ross.  The interment occurred in Oak Grove cemetery.

SMALL, Mary
The Brunswick Times; Tuesday Morning, 8 February 1898

Drunk, She Drank Laudanum; Mary Small Quarreled With Her Best Fellow And Suicide as a Subsequence 

            Mary Small, colored, who was over six feet tall and weighed 235 pounds, had a quarrel Sunday night (Feb. 6, 1898) with her best fellow.  Mary lived in A street lane, and, after her fuss with her lover, proceeded to fill up on mean whiskey.  While in this condition, she procured an ounce of laudanum and drank it.
            Mary's neighbors in the lane discovered her late Sunday night, in a dying condition.  Doctors were sent for, but non could be obtained, until, finally, Dr. Hatcher appeared on the scene.  He found it impossible to do anything for the woman.  She died at 11 o'clock.
            Friends of the woman took up a collection yesterday to pay the expenses of her funeral.  They collected only $9.50.  Undertaker Moore charitably consented to attend the interment for that sum.  The funeral will occur today.

SMITH, Col. Andrew J.
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 2, No. 33; Wednesday 7 February 1877; pg. 3, col. 6

IN MEMORIAM, COL. A.J. SMITH

            Col. Andrew J. Smith was born in Coweta County, Georgia, March the 1st, A.D. 1837.  He was the son of Dr. Ira E. Smith, a physician of large and lucrative practice, and a reputation coextensive with his State.  Dr. Smith represented Coweta county a number of terms in the Lower House of the Georgia Legislature, and his Senatorial District several times in the State Senate.  His personal popularity, as a public man, was unsurpassed.
            Col. Andrew J. Smith, graduated with the class of 1855, at Emory College, Oxford, Georgia, at the early age of seventeen (17) years.  His standing at college, as the writer well remembers, (he having been a member of the graduating class of 1854) was such as to win the admiration of his fellow students, and to foreshadow the brilliant career which distinguished his after life.
            He was married in Coweta county, Dec. 24th, 1856 to Miss Lizzie Tench.
            He taught school several years after graduation, both in Texas and in his native State, and, at one time, was Principal of the Palmer Female Institute, at Oxford, Georgia.  As a teacher, Col. Smith gave entire satisfaction to his patrons, and won applause for himself.
            He was admitted to the Bar, at the Henry county Superior Court, a short time previous to the war.  After the surrender, he resumed the practice of his profession, the pursuit of which had been greatly interrupted by the events of the war, and rapidly acquired reputation throughout middle Georgia, for legal ability and eloquence.  His ability as a criminal lawyer was so marked, as to win for him the title of, "the S.S. Prentiss of the Georgia Bar."
            In the year 1870, on account of his feeble health, and other circumstances, Col. Smith removed to Brunswick, Ga., where he speedily attained to the position of "leading lawyer of the place," the claim to which, was cheerfully accorded him by the Bar, and people of the Brunswick circuit.  At the time of his death, he was the regular nominee of the Democratic party for State Senator from the fourth Senatorial District, and would, doubtless, have been triumphantly elected, had his valuable life been spared.
            When the yellow fever became epidemic in Brunswick, Col. Smith sent his family away, but determined, himself, to remain in the city, to aid in caring for the sick, although he had but just recovered from a severe attack of illness, and was as feeble as a child.  Under the impulse of that noble nature which so distinguished him among his fellows, and won for him the love and admiration of all, he deemed it cowardice to desert his people in their time of affliction, and remained, but to fall an early victim to the "fell destroyer."  He was among the first to place his name on the "roll of honor" as a member of the Relief Committee, to nurse the sick, with whom he labored until stricken down himself.  He died Sept. 21, 1876, after four days of illness, at the age of thirty-eight years.  During his last hours, he talked of nothing but his family who were then absent in middle Georgia where he had sent them for safety.  Although conscious that he must die, he exhibited no fear of death.  Having known no fear in the conflicts of life, his great spirit was unawed by the approach of the last enemy, and he passed away as gently and as quietly as the wearied child falls to sleep upon the bosom of its mother.
            Thus have I briefly sketched the leading events in the life of this truly great man.  Having known Col. Smith in the hey-day of youth, when life was all anticipation, and then again, more intimately among the conflicts and cares of maturer years, the writer is prepared to appreciate his character to realize, in a measure the value of his life, and to estimate the greatness of his loss, now that he is gone.  As a college youth, Col. Smith was noble, frank, ambitious, hopeful.  As a man, he was respectful, unsuspecting, generous to a fault, careful of his honor, honorable to his enemies, (if he could be said to have any) and true to his friends.  As a lawyer, he was courteous to his associates, deferential to authority, modest in victory, unawed by defeat, true to his clients, and almost irresistible in the prosecution of their rights.  As a citizen, he met all his obligations, discharged all his duties, and loved his State.  As a husband and father, he was loving, tender, forgiving, and provident.  In short, in that feeble frame, which yielded to the too active mind of Col. Smith, was encased as true a heart, as noble a soul, and as bright and intellect as earth has ever known.
            His family, his friends, his city, his State, the world, are losers by his death.  May his memory ever be cherished.

J.J. HARRIS
Tuskawilla, Fla., Jan., 29, 1877.

SMITH, Bessie (Scarlett)
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 10 January 1885; pg. 6 col. 5

DEATH OF MRS. IRA E. SMITH

            We are called upon this week to chronicle the death of Mrs. Ira E. Smith, nee Miss Bessie Scarlett.  For many months she has been a patient sufferer from Consumption, but at last the master has called her home.  The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church, of this city, and with all an exemplary Christian, a faithful wife and a devoted daughter and sister.  None knew her but to love her.  But she has been called up higher and we bow in humble submission.  The saddened household have the sympathy of our whole people.

Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 10 January 1885; pg. 6 col. 5

OBITUARY—Died, on the 7th inst., at her home in this city, Mrs. Ira E. Smith, wife of our esteemed townsman, Ira E. Smith, Esq., one of our most respected citizens, in her twenty-ninth year.  Young, lovely in person and character—a character which had made her a loving and dutiful daughter, a devoted wife, a friend to all with whom she came in contact, and the brief span of her life has brightened and blessed the immediate circle of relatives and friends in which she moved, and as the soft strains of distant music steal upon and charm sense and soul beyond the immediate circle for which it is intended, so has the lovely example of her womanly, Christian life spread the sunshine of its influence into our homes and hearts, making all better for its presence, and inspiring in all a tender love and reverence, which, at the beautiful funeral service at the Presbyterian church, blossomed forth in the hearts of all the large gathering of friends there met to pay the last sad tribute of respect, and join their tears with the tears of the husband, father and sisters of the deceased.  It was a touching sight at the grave to observe the abandon of sorrow among the old servants of the family, for the humblest who came within the range of her influence loved her.  To the touching and just tribute to her life and character by Rev. Mr. Waddell, in his funeral discourse, spoken from an intimate personal knowledge, nothing can or need be added.  Short as her life has been, its influence for good will never die.  To the husband, father and sisters of the deceased we extend our deepest sympathy in this sad bereavement.  A FRIEND.

SMITH, Mrs. Callie L.
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 3, No. 5; Wednesday 25 July 1877; pg. 3, col. 1

            The Watchman, of Greensboro, Alabama, announces the death of Mrs. Callie L. Smith, wife of the Chancellor of the University.  This is the mother of our young friend Ira E. Smith, of this City.  He has our heartfelt sympathy.

CONTINUED

Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 3 No. 7; Wednesday 8 August 1877; pg. 1, col. 4

            During the progress of Commencement exercises, many hearts were made sad by the announcement of the death of Mr. Callie L. Smith, wife of Rev. L.M. Smith, D.D., of Greensboro, Alabama, and mother of our friend Ira E. Smith, Esq.  In common with other friends, we express our sympathy to our friend and townsman, but, more than that, to us her death is a personal loss, for we claimed the honored privilege of her friendship.  We mingle the tears of our sorrow with the greater grief of our former and honored preceptor and friend.

SMITH, Cleo (Tankersley)
The Brunswick News; Friday 11 November 1983; pg. 12A col. 1 & pg. 3A col. 7

CLEO T. SMITH DIES EARLY TODAY

            Cleo Tankersley Smith, 61, of 112 Transvilla Trailer Park, died early today at her residence after an extended illness.
            She was a native and lifelong resident of Glynn County and was a member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and was a past member of C.C.W. at St. Francis.
            She was a graduate of Glynn Academy and began her career in 1956 with Allied Chemical which is now L.C.P.  For 27 years she was in the General Accounting Office there.
            She is survived by her husband, James Virgil Smith, Brunswick; two daughters, Rita Carr Hedgepath of Kingston Springs, Tenn., and Patricia Ann Moore of Stone Mountain; a sister, Frances George, Brunswick; four brothers, Eddie Tankersley, Hugh (Shug) Tankersley, Vernon Tankersley, and Chris Vassa Tankersley, all of Brunswick; a grandson, and a great-grandson, both of Kingston Springs, Tenn., several nieces and nephews.
            Services will be at noon Saturday in the chapel of Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Raymond Carr officiating.  Interment will follow in Taylors Methodist Churchyard Cemetery.
            Active pallbearers will be Earl McEachern, Sam Cauley, Billy Tankersley, Jerry Davis, Roger Chapman, and Mike Stopchuck.
            Honorary pallbearers will be L.K. Robinson, Bruce T. Smith, W.R. Deal, Randall Coward, A.P. Digianfrancesco, J.F. Scott, Dr. John L. Hobson, Richard Tankersley, Shannon Haines, and office personnel of L.C.P.
            The body will remain in the funeral home for services.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight.
            The family requests those wishing to make contributions to the American Cancer Society.
            Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SMITH, Fannie
The Brunswick News; Monday 12 December 1960; pg. 14 col. 3

MISS SMITH, 85, DIES AT RESIDENCE WHERE BORN HERE

            Miss Fannie Smith, 85, died last night at her residence, 721 Grant Street, after an illness of about three years.
            Miss Smith, lifelong resident of Brunswick, was living in the same home in which she was born.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.  Her father, Thomas F. Smith, was editor of a Brunswick newspaper and died during the yellow fever epidemic here.
            Survivors are a niece, Mrs. Frank Stanley Herring, Milledgeville, Ga.; one nephews, Hansell Hall, Milledgeville, Ga.; one great niece, Mrs. Frank Holt Stedman, Atlanta, Ga.; one great nephew, Dr. Thomas Marshall Hall, Macon; and six great-great nieces and nephews.
            Funeral services, under the direction of the Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock at the residence, with the Rev. Robert L. McBath, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Grove Cemetery.
            The following will serve as active pallbearers:  Julian Bennet, Edwin Sherman, A.M. Harris, Sr., I.M. Aiken, Sr., John A. Harvey, T.M. Baumgardner, Norman Way and Edwin Royal.
            Honorary:  William A. Way, Clyde Taylor, Dr. J.B. Avera, Carl Hyer, Frank Scarlett, A.N. Shelander, Sr., and Paul Morton.
            The body will be taken to the residence tomorrow.

SMITH, Ira E. i/o
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 9 June 1883; pg. 6 col. 4

            Our deepest sympathy was aroused on Tuesday last as we stood by the open grave of the little infant of Mr. and Mrs. Ira E. Smith, and as we laid the little one to rest, we could but think how much of the father’s pride and the mother’s joy was being buried there.  We know “it is well with the child,” but oh! how loth [sic] we are to give up the little cherubs that so entwine themselves around our heart-strings.  But God knows what is best.

SMITH, John O.
The Brunswick News; Monday 21 October 1946; pg. 8 col. 1

THALMANN MAN DEAD; TWO ARE BEING HELD—JOHN O. SMITH DIES EARLY TODAY OF INJURIES SUSTAINED SATURDAY

            Two young men from Thalmann district are being held by county police on investigation for murder following the death early today at the City Hospital of John O. Smith, 53, of Thalmann, who died of injuries received when he was allegedly run over by an automobile driven by the two men early Saturday morning.

            Following what County Police Chief H.E. Burch said was apparently a wild drinking party at a juke-joint operated by A.J. Strickland on State Highway 32, a little beyond Thalmann, A.C. Blount, 24, and Ernest Pollard, 26, both of Thalmann left in an automobile reportedly driven by Blount between 1 and 3 o’clock Saturday morning to drive DeWit Howe and G.W. Freeman home.
            In front of the establishment, police said, was Mr. Smith, who departed about the same time to walk home.  Chief Burch said that Blount ran over Smith with the car, then stopped the car, and the men dragged Smith off to the side of the road.  They then got back into the car, according to police, and Blount and Pollard drove the other two men home and came back to the spot where they had run over the man.
            The picked up Mr. Smith, Chief Burch said, and took him home and put him in bed, and departed.  No report was made to police at this time about the incident, Chief Burch said.
            Saturday afternoon, when it was apparent that Mr. Smith was seriously hurt, an ambulance was called and he was taken to the City Hospital late Saturday afternoon.  On arrival, hospital attaches notified county police that Mr. Smith had apparently been beaten up or run over and an investigation of the case was begun, resulting in the arrests of Blount and Pollard.
            Mr. Smith died early today, and this morning Chief Burch continued the investigation before brining formal charges against the men.  Police did not announce whether or not their investigation revealed what had taken place in Strickland’s prior to the running over of Mr. Smith.
            Mr. Smith was well known in the Thalmann section, having lived here for a great number of years.  Survivors include his mother, one daughter, Mrs. R.L. Summer of Brunswick; two brothers, Troy Smith of Savannah and D.P. Smith of Charleston; two sisters, Mrs. F.A. Harrison and Mrs. W.H. Phillips, both of Thalmann.
            Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of relatives.  Gibson-Hart Funeral Home will be in charge of the services.

SMITH, Josephine
The Brunswick News; Monday 15 October 1945; pg. 8 col. 3

MISS SMITH, OLD LOCAL RESIDENT, DIES HERE TODAY

            Miss Josephine Smith, life long resident of Brunswick and known by an unusually large number of friends, passed away early today at the family residence, 721 Grant street.  She had been in ill health for a number of years, and her condition had been critical for the past several weeks.
            Miss Smith was born in Brunswick February 8, 1871, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. T.F. Smith, and except for a short interval had resided here throughout her life.  Her parents were prominent pioneer Brunswick residents.  Mr. Smith was the second editor of the old Brunswick Seaport Appeal, one of the first newspapers ever published here.  He served as editor of the weekly publication from 1869 to 1876.
            Miss Smith taught school at her home here for 38 years.  Later she went to Quitman, where she taught for four years, and returning to the city she again taught and coached students; therefore in all she taught for a period of approximately 45 years.
            In her younger life Miss Smith was active in various local circles.  She was a lifelong member of St. Mark’s Episcopal church.
            Survivors include one sister, Miss Frances Smith, of this city; a niece, Mrs. Frank Stanley Herring, New York City; a nephew, Hansell Hall, of Milledgeville, a great-niece and a great-nephew.
            Funeral services will be held at the residence at 4 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. Talbert Morgan, of St. Mark’s church, assisted by the Rev. T.L. Harnsberger.  Burial will be in the family lot in Oak Grove cemetery.  The following will act as pallbearers:  L.J. Bennet, Frank L. Stacy, Dr. J.B. Avera, Bernard Nightingale, R.Y. Smith, Jr., Edwin Sherman.  Funeral arrangements are in charge of Mortician Edo Miller.

SMITH, Kenneth L.
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 1 February 2000; pg. 4A col. 1

KENNETH SMITH

            Kenneth L. Smith, 66, of Waynesville died Sunday at Satilla Regional Medical Center in Waycross, following an extended illness.
            The funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Chambless Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Guthrie officiating.  Burial will be in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Waycross.
            The family will receive friends at the funeral home beginning at 6 tonight.
            Pallbearers will be Randy Smith, Kenneth Smith, Tony Smith, Bill Sumner, Bob Mason and Bryan Bell.
            Surviving are his wife, Betty Derrickson Smith of Waynesville; four daughters, Debra Sumner of Hortense, Lori Ann Bell of St. Simons Island, Susan Jan Smith of Brunswick and Amanda Smith of Waynesville; four sons, Randall Smith of Wilkinson, Ind., Kenneth Smith and Steven Smith of Waynesville, and Tony Ray Smith of Jackson, Ohio; four sisters, Betty Nel of Texas, Bethal Gibson and Patricia Lawrey of Newcastle, Ind., and Belva Ward of Ohio; 24 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
            A native of Henry County, Ind., he was a member of North Brunswick Christian Church and was a retired maintenance worker from the Brunswick Housing Authority.

SMITH, L.M. (Rev. D.D.)
The Brunswick Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 12 July 1879; pg. 3 col. 1

            Rev. L.M. Smith, D.D., and for many years President of Emory College, died recently in Greensboro, Ala.  He is the father of Mr. Ira E. Smith, of this city.

SMITH, Lottie
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 6 September 1879; pg. 3 col. 2

            We regret to chronicle the death of Miss Lottie Smith, oldest daughter of the late T.F. Smith, of the Appeal.  She died on 34th [sic] ult.  The stricken mother and relatives have the sympathy of the entire community.

SMITH, Lovie Thompson
The Brunswick News; Saturday 17 January 1998; pg. 3A, col. 6

LOVIE T. SMITH SERVICE MONDAY

    The funeral for Lovie Thompson Smith, 97, of Brunswick will be held 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. David Stokes officiating.  Burial will follow in Palmetto Cemetery.
    She died Friday at her residence.
    Pallbearers will be Roger Thompson, Stephen Thompson, Frank Stuckey, Noble Sorrow, Earl McNabb and David Lipthratt.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of the T.E.L. Sunday school class of Norwich Baptist Church, the Young at Heart group, and the Fisherman Bible Class of the church.
    The family will receive visitors from 3 to 5 Sunday and requests memorials to be made to Norwich Baptist Church or the Alzheimer's Association of Glynn County Chapter, 2007 I St., Brunswick, 31520.
    Surviving are a son, Floyd Thompson of Brunswick, five grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
    The Wayne County native had lived in Brunswick for 82 years.  She was a member of Norwich Baptist Church and the T.E.L. Sunday school class.

SMITH, R.V.
The Brunswick News; Monday 15 April 1946; pg. 8 col. 4

CPL. R.V. SMITH IS REPORTED LOST BY WAR DEPARTMENT

            Cpl. R.V. Smith, one of the youngest youths in Glynn County to enter military service, being a Western Union messenger at the time he enlisted, was officially reported lost in action by the War Department on April 8.
            Cpl. Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Smith, 204 Howe street, left here with the 121st Infantry, National Guard, in September, 1940, and later trained as a paratrooper and was assigned to Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, Parachute Infantry, at the time of his death, presumably June 6 (D Day), 1944.
            A report says the soldier was last seen with members of his organization in the beach of Normandy with other wounded men awaiting transportation across the channel in a hospital ship.  No record of the ship having reached England was ever received and it is presumed it was lost by bombardment by the enemy.
            Cpl. Smith is survived by his parents, six brothers, Harold, Carnell and Calvin, who were also in service, and Albert, Franklin and Edward Smith, and three sisters, Misses Cleo, Winell and Geraldine Smith.  He was reported missing in action in 1944.

SMITH, Robert W.
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 25 October 1884; pg. 6 col. 2

            A telegram from Philadelphia, on Wednesday last, announced the sudden death of Mr. Robert W. Smith, father of Mr. James Herr Smith, Cashier of the First National Bank, of this city.  The deceased was one of the oldest citizens of Wrightsville, Penn., having attained his eightieth year.  He was in Philadelphia at the time of his death, visiting another son.  The many friends in this city of our Mr. Smith unite in sympathy with the family in their affliction.

SMITH, Sarah Elizabeth (Tench)
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 12 June 1929; pg. 8 col. 4

FORMER RESIDENT PASSED AWAY AT WASHINGTON HOME

            Mrs. Elizabeth Tench Smith, ninety-two years of age, and widow of the late Col. Andrew J. Smith, who, years ago, resided in Brunswick, passed away in Washington on Sunday and her body will arrive in the city tonight for interment in Oak Grove cemetery tomorrow morning.
            E.B. Smith, son of the deceased, arrived in the city today to make arrangements for the funeral tomorrow.  Mr. Smith is a prominent Washington newspaper man, being on the staff of the Washington Post and is Washington correspondent for several large newspapers.  He says it has been thirty years since his last visit to Brunswick and he hardly knew the city.
            With her husband and family Mrs. Smith resided here for many years.  Her husband at that time one of the best known lawyers in south Georgia, died in Brunswick during the yellow fever epidemic of 1876 and was buried in the same cemetery lot as his partner, the late John L. Harris, with whom he practiced law for years.
            Mrs. Smith is survived by her son and three [sic] daughters, Mrs. John W. Parker, of Houston, Texas, Miss Marion Smith, of Washington, who will arrive tonight to attend the funeral, and Mrs. Walker and Mrs. Claybrook, of Austin, Texas.
            Funeral services were held in Washington, and there will be only short interment services tomorrow morning to be conducted by Royal K. Tucker, of St. Mark’s Episcopal church.

SMITH, Susie (Taylor)
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 20 August 1897

MRS. IRA E. SMITH, CRAWFORD, GA.

            Crawford, Ga., August 19.—(Special)—Mrs. Ira E. Smith, nee Miss Taylor, of Athens, Ga., third daughter of Colonel R.S. Taylor, died here Monday.  Mrs. Smith had been ill for some time, and when it was known she could not recover she was carried from her home, Brunswick, Ga., four months ago to her family.

SMITH, Thomas F.
The Darien Timber Gazette; Friday 29 September 1876; pg. 3 col. 5

            We regret to announce the death of Thomas F. Smith, the Editor of the Brunswick Appeal.  Our patrons may not fell [sic] this loss as we do.  They cannot, there and under him we learned our trade as a printer.  Brunswick must mourn heavily under this loss for she had no better friends than T.F. Smith; always her staunch and honest friend in the common ups and downs of life and in this her sore great trial, like a man, as he was, he remained at his post.  Human sympathy avails but little when God lays his hand on us, but that little and in all its feelings we give to the bereaved wife and dear little children.

SNELLGROVE, Emmett
The Brunswick News; Monday 6 September 1982; pg. 3 col. 1

EMMETT SNELLGROVE DIES ON SATURDAY

            Emmett Snellgrove, 79, of 101 Village Green Apartments, St. Simons Island, died Saturday in Orangeburg, S.C. after a short illness.
            He was a native of Sumerton, a former resident of Macon, and had been a resident of St. Simons for six months.  He was a graduate of Mercer University.  He retired as chief administrative officer of Bibb County.  He was former city editor of the Macon Telegraph, a past president of the Macon Civitan Club, a former member of the Macon Chamber of Commerce, and was a public relations representative of the Georgia Peach Growers Association.
            Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Catherine Carroll Snellgrove of St. Simons; a daughter, Mrs. Charles D. Elyea of Waxhaw, N.C., two step daughters, Mrs. Carroll Donovan of St. Simons and Mrs. Charles L. Ridley III of Memphis, Tenn.; a brother, Tom Snellgrove of Stockbridge; 11 grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.
            The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Snows Memorial Chapel, Macon, with the Revs. Charles D. Elyea and Gordon K. Reed officiating.  Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, Macon.
            Snows Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

SORRELL, Amy Lee Maxwell
The Brunswick News; Monday 28 December 1987

(Top cut off of my copy) Set Wednesday for Amy Lee Sorrell

            Graveside services for Amy Lee Maxwell Sorrell, 84 (could be 34 or 54, can’t read), who died Friday will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Memphis Memorial Park Cemetery with Memorial Park Funeral Home of Memphis, Tenn. in charge of arrangements.
            Mrs. Sorrell is survived by two sisters, Mae Fenn of Brunswick and Wilmoth York Whitman of Birmingham, Ala.; a brother, Joseph L. Maxell of Blythe Island, and several nieces and nephews.
            She was a native of Double Springs, Ala., and had been a resident of Glynn county for the past 11 years, moving here from Memphis where she resided for 45 years.
            She was a member of Madison Height United Methodist Church of Memphis and attended the First United Methodist Church of Brunswick.
            She retired as secretary for the Lions Club of Memphis after 18 years of service.  She was a member of the American Association of Retired Persons.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

SOUTHALL, Lessie
The Brunswick News; Friday 10 July 1998. pg. 2A cols. 5 & 6

            Lessie Southall, 69, of Brunswick died July 3 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The funeral will be 4 p.m. Saturday at Mount Orum Baptist Church in Waverly with the Rev. T.L. Benton officiating.  Burial will follow at the First African Baptist Church in Fancy Bluff.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.
            Pallbearers will be Louis Roberts Jr., Donnie Mullino, Mance Mullino, Winifred Hill, Alex Grant Jr. and Marvin Mullino.  Honorary pallbearers will be John Southall Jr., Bobbie Southall, Mance Mullino Sr., Lloyd Mullino, Julius Mullino and Daniel Mullino.
            Surviving are her husband, John W. Southall Sr. of Fancy Bluff; her mother, Essie Lee Mullino; two sons, John W. Southall Jr. and Bobbie Southall; five daughters, Mary Buggs, Essie Southall, Lessie M. Southall, Rosa L. Flowers and Evette Evans; four brothers, Julius Mullino, Lloyd Mullino, Mance Mullino and Daniel Mullino; three sisters, Flora Scott, Lula Grant and Florine Baker; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
            She was a member of Mount Orum Baptist Church in Waverly and the Deaconess Board.  She was a housewife.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SOUTHARD, James M.
The Brunswick News; Friday 23 October 1914; pg. 1 col. 6

DEATH OF J.M. SOUTHARD--FUNERAL SERVICES THIS MORNING, INTERMENT AT PALMETTO CEMETERY

        The many friends of J.M. Southard will learn with deep regret of his sudden death in Austell, Ga., Thursday, Oct. 22.
        The deceased, who was a Confederate veteran, was an old and well known citizen of Brunswick.  He leaves a wife and seven children, Messrs. Andrew, Clarence and John Southard, of Atlanta; Earnest Southard, of Macon; Robert Southard, of Brunswick, and Mrs. P. Ravenbark, Mrs. George Bradnack and Mrs. W.M. Tillinghast, daughters of the deceased, and many other relatives who will mourn his loss.
        The following gentlemen will act as pallbearers:
        J.E. Brockington, J.V. Mier, C.O. Jones, J.C. Cornelius, Wm. Miller and Mike Barrett, all of whom are members of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen of America.
        The remains will reach Brunswick this morning at 8:10 o'clock, over the Southern railway.  Interment at Palmetto cemetery, Rev. W.C. Francis of McKendree M.E. church officiating.

The Brunswick News; Saturday 24 October 1914; pg. 1 col. 5

THE LATE J.M. SOUTHARD BURIED AT PALMETTO--FUNERAL OF OLD BRUNSWICKIAN OCCURRED YESTERDAY MORNING

        The funeral of the late J.M. Southard was held yesterday morning immediately following the arrival of the body over the Southern railway.
        Many friends and relatives followed the remains to their last resting place in Palmetto cemetery, where Rev. W.C. Francis, of McKendree, delivered a touching tribute to the highly esteemed citizen.

SOUTHARD, Laura (Noble)
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 28 June 1938; pg. 8 col. 2

AN AGED RESIDENT PASSES AWAY AT HOME HERE TODAY

        Mrs. Laura Southard, 82, one of Brunswick's oldest and most highly respected women, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sue Bradnack, 1716 Ellis street, at an early hour today.
        Mrs. Southard had been in failing health for some time, and during the past few weeks her condition had been critical, and for the past several days she had been lingering between life and death.  A resident of Brunswick practically all of her life, Mrs. Southard was known and loved by an unusually large number of friends, all of whom will be grieved to learn of her death.
        Mrs. Southard is survived by four children, A.V. Southard, New Orleans; R.H. Southard, Sarasota, Fla.; Mrs. Corinne Tillinghast, Atlanta, and Mrs. Bradnack.  Two sisters, one brother and several grandchildren also survive.
        Funeral services were held at the residence at 3 o'clock this afternoon, the Christian Science services being conducted, and burial followed in Palmetto cemetery.  The following served as pallbearers:
        Active, Alf Brown, Hugh Cook, W.A. Whittle, Jr., B.W. Knight, C.V. Abbott, L.E. Cowen; honorary, W.L. Harwell, D.W. Krauss, T.E. Poulson, Charles Barnhill, J.E. Abbott, R.A. Gould, V.H. Royal, Paul Hyer, Edwin W. Dart.  The funeral was in charge of Mortician Edo Miller.

SPARKS, Lawrence P.
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 7 February 1978; pg. 2 col. 4

LAWRENCE SPARKS DIES HERE MONDAY

            Lawrence P. Sparks, 74, died Monday at the local hospital after a brief illness.
            Sparks, a resident of Brunswick for the past seven years, was a retired coal dealer and a member of the St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church and the Bishop Four Knights of Columbus, 3771, Brooklyn, N.Y.
            He is survived by his wife, Minnie C. Sparks; a daughter, Mrs. Dick Kelly; and three grandchildren, all of Brunswick.
            A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church will [sic] interment to follow at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery.  Father Robert Baker, S.M., will officiate.  The rosary will be recited Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. at the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home.
            The family will be at Chapman Funeral Chapel from 7 pm. Until 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

SPARKS, Nancy (Smith)
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 17 March 1904

MRS. W.H. SPARKS, MONTICELLO, GA.

            Monticello, Ga., February 29.—(Special.)  Mrs. W.H. Sparks died early this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J.S. Hardy, at the age of 75.  Mrs. Sparks was visiting here and was taken ill with grip.  The remains were carried to Willard for interment.  She is survived by six children, all of whom were with her during her last illness—Mrs. J.D. Rees, Mrs. J.M. Rainey, J.R. Sparks, of Eatonton; C.W. Sparks, of Vidalia; J.D. Sparks, of Brunswick; Mrs. J.S. Hardy, of Monticello.

SPARRE, Kai
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 31 July 1963; pg. 12 col. 4

KAI SPARRE, 54, DIES AT HOSPITAL

        Kai Sparre, Sr., 54, died at the Brunswick Hospital yesterday after an extended illness. he had been in the hospital for about five weeks.
        Sparre had lived in Brunswick since 1913 coming here from Iowa. He was born in Nysted, Denmark. He was a member of the Pine Ridge Baptist Church and the carpenters local.
        Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Willie Varnedoe Sparre; three sons, Frederick J. and Kai Sparre, Jr., both of Brunswick, and William H., Marine Corps., Camp LeJeune, N.C.; one sister, Mrs. M.A. Knight, Brunswick; one brother Frederick R. Sparre, Brunswick; one grandchild.
        Funeral services under the direction of Edo Miller and Sons will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the Pine Ridge Baptist Church, with The Rev. Henry Neal officiating. Interment will be in Palmetto Cemetery. The family suggested donations to the local Heart Fund.
        Members of the Carpenters Local No. 865 will serve as honorary escort. Active pallbearers will be members of his Sunday School Class.

SPAULDING, Vivian
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 27 February 1929; pg. 8 col. 5

SLEEPING SICKNESS IS FATAL TO CHILD—LITTLE VIVIAN SPAULDING PASSED AWAY IN JACKSONVILLE THIS MORNING.

            Sleeping sickness today claimed the life of Vivian Spaulding, three-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Basil Spaulding, of this city.  The little girl passed away in a Jacksonville hospital early this morning.
            The little girl had been asleep for thirteen days, or since Sunday, February 17.  Previous to falling to sleep the girl had been ill for almost a week and attending physicians were at first baffled by her symptoms.  Examinations were made in an effort to diagnose her illness, but not until she went to sleep and remained so for a day or two was it ascertained that she was a victim of sleeping sickness.  There was no treatment for the disease, and for the thirteen days that she had been asleep nourishment had been administered.  She steadily grew weaker, however, and attending physicians announced a few days ago that very little hope was held out for her recovery.
            Monday afternoon the parents of the little girl, in the hope that some treatment could be found, carried her to Jacksonville, where she was placed in a hospital, but physicians of that city likewise announced that there was no treatment and pronounced her condition as critical.
            The body of bright little Vivian was brought to Brunswick today and carried to the family home on Ellis street, where the little one lingered for nearly three weeks.  Funeral arrangements had not been announced early this afternoon.

[Next news article is torn away and only one column can be completely read—ALH]

SPEAKMAN, Hester
The Brunswick News; Monday 26 May 1969; pg. 8 col. 1 & pg. 3 col. 6

Double Drowning—Risley Outing By Senior Class Has Tragic End

            A beach outing at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, for 43 senior students from Risley High School, ended in tragedy Friday with the drowning of two students.
            The sheriff’s office at Bluffton, S.C., confirmed recovery of the body of Hester Speakman of Sterling, but has listed Melvin Lane of St. Simons Island as missing and presumed drowned.
            Miss Speakman resided with her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Speakman of Sterling.  Lane is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Lane, of 508 Gordon Retreat, St. Simons.
            The outing, which was not a school sponsored trip, left by chartered bus Friday morning for a day of swimming and picnicking at the South Carolina resort.
            Adrian Johnson, senior advisor and sociology teacher at the school was chaperone for the trip.
            Johnson related that the students were counseled after lunch to remember that they were to swim and hike in groups and not alone or in couples.
            At approximately 1:30 p.m. a student reported to Johnson that the Speakman girl and the Lane boy were seen swimming with a third student, but that the third student had left them and returned to shore.
            After locating the third student, Johnson discovered that the boy had not seen the two since he left them in the water.
            A search was started and the beach and water area were combed in an effort to locate the two missing students.
            The sheriff’s department at Bluffton, which serves Hilton Head, was notified and it took over the search.
            Johnson, in an interview today said, “We have made this trip several years, without any problems.”  He speculated that the students were caught in a strong current since the tide was coming in.
            Johnson was perplexed at their inability to handle such a situation, since both students were reported to be strong swimmers.  He went on to remark that “in that area when the tide is coming in an undercurrent often crosses below the surface.”  He commented that this set of circumstances could have caused the Speakman girl to panic.
            Johnson was visibly upset as he spoke of the incident.  He had a close relationship with the two students, who were members of his home room class.
            The South Carolina sheriff was unavailable for additional information, but had contacted Risley Principal W.C. McNeely today to confirm recovery of the Speakman girl’s body, and report that the Lane boy is still the object of an extensive search.

The Brunswick News; Tuesday 27 May 1969; pg. 12 col. 4

BODY OF DROWNED STUDENT IS FOUND AT S.C. RESORT

            The body of Melvin Lane, student at Risley High School, who drowned Saturday during an outing at Hilton Head, Island, S.C., was located early Monday, according to South Carolina authorities.
            Lane, 18, of St. Simons Island, and Hester Speakman, 18, of Sterling, both senior(s) at Risley, drowned around noon Saturday while on an outing with 41 classmates.  Miss Speakman’s body was found by authorities late that afternoon.
            The outing, which was not a school-sponsored trip, left by chartered bus early Saturday for a day of swimming and picnicking at the South Carolina resort.
            Adrian Johnson, senior advisor and sociology teacher at the school, said that the students were counseled to swim or hike in groups, but not alone or in couples.
            A third student was reportedly in the water with Lane and Miss Speakman, but left them alone, later saying they had not seemed to be in any trouble.
            The search for the bodies was conducted by the office of the sheriff of Bluffton, S.C., which serves the Hilton Head area.

SPEAKMAN, John
The Evening Post (New York, NY); Monday 15 October 1821; pg. 2 col. 4

            At the Retreat, St. Simons’ Island, John Speakman, Esq. merchant, of the firm of John Speakman & Co. of Savannah.

SPEARS, John Jefferson
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 29 March 1924

J.J SPEARS, FORMER MAYOR OF BRUNSWICK, DIES AT HOME HERE

            J.J. Spears, pioneer citizen and a former mayor of Brunswick, died Friday morning at the residence 6? Ellis street, following a brief illness.  He was in his eighty-second year.  Surviving him are his widow and the following children:  Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Spears, of Atlanta, the former manager of the North East Electrical company; Mr. and Mrs. George Collins, of Rochester, N.Y., and R.R. Spears, of New Orleans.
            Mr. Spears moved to Brunswick shortly after the civil war, in which he served with distinction in the Confederate army.  He was widely known in Atlanta.

SPEARS, Mary Annie Theodosia (Wilson)
The Brunswick News; Monday 24 November 1947; pg. 8 col. 3

MRS. MARY SPEARS PASSES AWAY IN ROCHESTER, N.Y.

            Mrs. Mary A.T. Spears, a resident of Brunswick practically all of her life until she went to Rochester, N.Y., a few years go [sic] to reside with her daughter, Mrs. George Collins, died in that city Sunday and funeral services will be held here Wednesday.
            Mrs. Spears was the widow of the late J.J. Spears, who many years ago served as mayor of Brunswick.  For many years Mrs. Spears operated Wisteria Inn on Ellis street.  She was well known by a large number of friends in the city.
            She is survived by Mrs. Collins and two sons, J. Watson Spears of Atlanta, and Reppard Spears, of Mobile, Ala.
            Funeral services will be held at the parlors of the Miller Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, to be conducted by Allen H. Mowry, of Orlando, Fla.  Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers:  Lem Morgan, A.S. Branch, Franklin Crandall, W. Cons[?] Holody, Dr. J.B. Avera and Jeff Browne.

SPELL, Alexander
The Brunswick News; Monday 3 May 1960; pg. 16, col. 3

            Alexander Spell, 74, died in Millen, Georgia, this morning after an extended illness.  Mr. Spell was a former resident of Brunswick, having lived here with his sister, Mrs. Walter F. Fouche.
            Survivors, beside his sister, include one brother, Steve Spell, of Tampa, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
            Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the graveside in Ammons Cemetery at Atkinson, Georgia, with the Rev. Raymond Wilder of the McKendree Methodist Church officiating.
            Pallbearers will be:  J.T. Fouche, Glynn Fouche, Clinton Knight, Ernest Fouche, Charles Fouche, and Gary Fouche.
            The Edo Miller Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SPENCE, Clara (Monk)
The Brunswick News; Friday 6 April 1962; pg. 14 col. 6

MRS. CLARA SPENCE DIES AT HOSPITAL

            Mrs. Clara Monk Spence died at the Brunswick hospital today after an extended illness.
            Mrs. Spence resided with her daughter, Mrs. Flora Wilkins, on St. Simons Island.
            Funeral plans and a complete list of survivors will be announced later by the Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home.  Interment will be in Arlington, Va.

The Brunswick News; Saturday 7 April 1962; pg. 12 col. 6

FUNERAL TOMORROW FOR MRS. SPENCE

            Funeral services for Mrs. Clara Monk Spence, who died yesterday, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the St. Simons Methodist Church with the Rev. Oscar Bell officiating.  The body will be sent to Arlington, Va., for interment in the Arlington National Cemetery beside that of her husband, the late Lt. Col. Robert E.L. Spence.
            Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Flora Wilkins, St. Simons Island; one son, James B. Pickren, St. Simons; two sisters, Miss Ethel Monk and Mrs. Nannah Murrah, both of Tallahassee, Fla.; eight grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.
            Active pallbearers will be Bruce Faircloth, William H. Roebuck, I.W. Cousins, Jr., Charles J. Snook, III, Dr. John H. Shumate, Jr., and Robert Spence Pickron.

SPIRES, Romeo Rozell
The Brunswick News; Friday 18 September 1987; pg. 3A, col. 4

            Services for Romeo Rozell Spires, 67, of Darien, who died Wednesday, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. Don Spires and Michael Miller officiating.  Interment will follow in Brunswick Memorial Park Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be Buddy Floyd, Phil Harding, Riley Hollington, Clint Burgstiner, Neal Yeomans, Donnie Erwin, Larry Buchanan, and Von Drew.  Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Senior Adult Men's Bible Class of the church.
            The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.  The family requests that those wishing to make memorial contributions make them to the American Cancer Society.
            Spires is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth "Betty" Spires of Darien; two daughters, Betty Buchan and Martha Tucker, both of Brunswick; a son, the Rev. Don Spires of Milton, Fla.; a brother, Odis Spires of Orlando, Fla.; 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
            He was a native of Brigston and had been a resident of Glynn County most of his life until his move to Darien in June.  He was a member of Northside Baptist Church of Brunswick and the Senior Adult Men's Sunday School Class.
            Spires was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.  He was a member of Iron Workers Local #597.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

SPRING, Eunice Isabel (Mallery)
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; Friday 19 January 1923

MRS. EUNICE M. SPRING TO REST IN SAVANNAH

            News of the death of Mrs. Eunice M. Spring, formerly of Savannah, Ga., who for the past few years had made her home in Atlanta with her son, George N. Spring, of 387 Greenwood avenue, was received in Atlanta Thursday from Blackville, S.C., where she died Wednesday while visiting her son, Delos M. Spring, of that town.
            Funeral services will be held Friday in Savannah from St. Paul Lutheran church.  While in Atlanta Mrs. Spring attended the Lutheran church and was always an active participant in all religious and social activities.
            Besides her sons she is survived by a daughter, Miss Claribel Spring, of Savannah, and a sister, Mrs. L.E. Mallory, of Macon.

STACY, Addie Augusta
Advertiser & Appeal; Wednesday 21 August 1878; pg. 3 col. 1

LITTLE ADDIE

            Died, on the 14th inst., at 3:20 P.M. of Congestion of the Brain, ADDIE AUGUSTA, oldest daughter of T.G. Stacy, aged 3 years and 8 months.
            Again, dear reader, has our little home circle been broken.  Another has been taken—our little Addie.  Scarce 6 weeks since her mother passed away.  The separation was short.  They are both safe now in the bright land just “over there.”  A short while before our little on passed away she looked upward and thrice smiled, O so beautifully.  Say, can it be that she saw her mother waiting to receive her?  And is it true that “we shall know each other there?”  Our cap of sorrow is, indeed, full.

STACY, Carrie A.
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 4 No. 1; Wednesday 10 July 1878; pg. 3 col. 4

IN MEMORY OF MRS. T.G. STACY.

We miss her—we that knew and felt her worth—
            A thousand ways, a thousand times a day,
And cannot find the same sweet charm on earth
            In any soul imprisoned here in clay.

The wife, the mother, and the friend, so dear
            To hearts that God had linked with hers in love,
Shall never more the sympathizing one
            To loved ones turn, until we meet above.

And though her life below was long enough
            For woman’s mission to be fully done,
For her to sweeten toll and smooth the rough,
            And serve this Lord—too soon her course seems run.

“While yet ‘twas day, her sun hath set,” for life
            Seemed still not much beyond its golden noon;
And child for mother, husband for loved wife,
            To death the plea might well [illegible], Too soon!

And yet it was a Father’s hand that took
            That loved one from the circle that she blessed,
And, by the promise in that, Father’s Book,
            “Asleep in Jesus” she enjoys her rest.

And all is well with her; so they that mourn
            In faith may say “O Lord, thy will be done!”
For He will nobly mend what He has torn,
            And give her world a never-setting Sun.

And we shall meet her in that other land,
            Shall meet her in God’s home “Sweet By and By,”
Where many mansions Christ himself hath planned
            For us, if now we set our faith on high.

Ah, yes ! the grief and pains we suffer here
            Are step steps in the stairway up to God,
And nothing can so thicken faith’s true prayer
            As putting heart’s best love beneath the sod.

Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 4 No. 1; Wednesday 10 July 1878; pg. 3 col. 5

DIED

            At her residence in this city, on the morning of 26th of June, 1878, Mrs. CARRIE A. STACY, wife of T.G. Stacy, and daughter of Samuel Palmer, deceased, of Savannah, Ga., aged 37 years, 8 mos., and 2 days.

STACY, Mary Lavinder (Stacy)
The Brunswick News; Friday 15 August 1941; pg. 8 col. 2

MRS. MARY STACY DIED SUDDENLY LATE YESTERDAY

            Mrs. Mary Lavender [sic] Stacy, prominent and well known Brunswick woman, who had made her home in this city for many years, died suddenly yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R.A. Gould, on Gloucester street.
            Mrs. Stacy had not been confined to her bed and was believed to be enjoying fairly good health, when she suffered a heart attack while seated on the front porch of the home.  She died within a few minutes.
            Mrs. Stacy was born at Flemington in Liberty county, November 10, 1862.  She was married to the late Palmer G. Stacy on May 5, 1885, both being members of well known and prominent south Georgia families.  They removed to Brunswick shortly after their marriage and resided here the remainder of their lives.
            Mrs. Stacy during her long residence here had been active in church and other circles.  She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the W.C.T.U. and the Midway Society, and she had been a life-long member of the Presbyterian church.  She had not only lived a beautiful Christian life, but had always been most active in church affairs.  In past years she took an active interest in the various organizations of which she had so long been associated.  She was widely known here and throughout this section, and news of her death will cause sorrow among many friends who had known and loved her for years.
            Besides Mrs. Gould, she is survived by one other daughter, Mrs. Fred E. Decker, of Watertown, N.Y., who is en route to attend the funeral, and two sons, Goulding J. Stacy and Palmer Stacy, both of this city.  A number of other relatives also survive.
            Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the First Presbyterian church, to be conducted by the Rev. J.W. Harnsberger, and burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers:
            Active, Norman A. Way, A.M. Harris, Wm. McDonald, Potter F. Gould, Julia Bennet, Robert Tait; honorary, A.M. Way, J.L. Andrews, C.H. Sheldon, Edwin W. Dart, Claude Dart, B.R. Young, O. Vogel, R.W. Harper, R.E. Estridge of Thomasville, Judge D.W. Krauss, R.R. MacGregor, T.J. Wright, R.Y. Smith, F.M. Scarlett, Judge E.C. Butts, A.G. Kamerer, S.G. Norton.

STACY, Palmer Goulding
The Brunswick News; Saturday 2 September 1961; pg. 10 col. 4

            Palmer G. Stacy, 69, died yesterday at the Brunswick hospital after an extended illness.
            Mr. Stacy, who resided at the Shady Rest motel, was retired.
            He is survived by a cousin, Mrs. Frank L. Stacy, Brunswick.
            Graveside services will be held today at 4 p.m. in Oak Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Robert L. McBath, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating.
            The Gibson-Hart Durden Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

STACY, Thomas Goulding
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 15 January 1893

DEATH OF A PROMINENT MAN—A Brunswick Citizen Who Has Lead a Useful Career.

            Brunswick, Ga., January 14—(Special)—Mr. Thomas G. Stacy, an ex-editor of prominence, died last night.  He came home Thursday evening in apparent good health and while sitting in his room about 9 o’clock was suddenly stricken and placing his hands to his head fell back in his chair unconscious.  Dr. Butts, the family physician, was called in and on yesterday he was presumed to be much better.  But a short while before his death he complained of pains in his stomach, and Dr. Butts was called in, while the doctor was preparing medicine he arose from his bed and began vomiting, and with a moan fell to the floor dead.
            Dr. Butts pronounced the immediate cause of death apoplexy.  Stacy has, however, not been considered by himself and family as a perfectly well man since an attack of partial paralysis some eighteen months ago.
            Mr. Stacy was fifty-three years of age, born and reared in Liberty county.  He served as a commissioned officer in the civil war and came to Brunswick a few years after that struggle was over.  He taught school in Glynn academy for a few years, and in 1875 started The Advertiser.  Since that time he has been editor and publisher till selling out to the present publishers, a few months since.  As educator and publisher, as a citizen and churchman, in whatever walk of life, the deceased has made an impression, and made his name a part of the better history of Brunswick.  He was an active elder in the Presbyterian church, and a constant worker in Christian efforts.  He was a member of the American Legion of Honor and the Georgia Weekly Press Association.

STACY, Thomas Sumner
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 18 January 1944; pg. 8 col. 2

THOMAS C. [sic] STACY PASSED AWAY AT LOCAL HOSPITAL

            Thomas S. Stacy, 56, well known Brunswick resident, passed away at the City Hospital last night, following an illness of ten days.
            Mr. Stacy, who had been associated with the Gould Motor Company for many years, was stricken while at work, and after being treated at his home was removed to the hospital, and his condition soon became serious.
            Born in Brunswick, Mr. Stacy, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. T.G. Stacy, pioneer Brunswick residents, had resided in this city all of his life and he was well known among a large number of friends who will be grieved to learn of his death.
            He is survived by two brothers, Frank L. Stacy, of this city, and Ernest H. Stacy, of Atlanta.
            Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock at the First Presbyterian church, to be conducted by the Rev. T.L. Harnsberger, and interment will be in the family lot in Oak Grove cemetery.  The following friends will serve as pall bearers; Thomas Hopkins, A.M. Harris, J.O. Taylor, H.P. McDonald, Norman A. Way and R.V. Tait.  Arrangements are in charge of the Gibson-Hart Funeral Home.

STAFFORD, Mr. R.
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 3, No. 7; Wednesday 8 August 1877; pg. 3, col. 1

            Mr. R. Stafford, an old resident of Cumberland Island [Camden County, Georgia], died on Thursday last.  He was reputed to be very wealthy.

STALLINGS, Sarah (Dart)
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 7, No. 16; 22 October 1881; pg. 3, col. 3

A SADDENED HOME
        We are pained to announce the death of Mrs. D.B. Stallings, nee Miss Sarah Dart, of this city, which occurred on Tuesday last.  She had been unwell for a few days, but was not considered dangerously ill.  On Tuesday morning she was taken suddenly worse with a congestive chill, and by afternoon was a corpse.  She leaves an affectionate husband and two little girls, besides an aged father and mother, a loving sister, and a large number of brothers and friends to mourn her early departure.  To each and all of these we extend our heartfelt sympathy.  Her remains were interred in Oak Grove Cemetery.

STAUFFER, James M.
The Brunswick News; Monday 17 November 1997; pg. 3A col. 4

JAMES M. STAUFFER DIES SATURDAY

            James M. Stauffer, 69, of St. Simons Island died Saturday at the Brian Center of St. Simons.
            A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Joe Glisson officiating.
            The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice in lieu of flowers.
            Surviving are his wife, Joyce Stauffer of St. Simons; a daughter, Beth Ann Smith of Medford, NJ; three sons, James A. Stauffer of Marietta; Dnaiel R. Stauffer of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Jerry A. Stauffer of Katy, Texas; his parents, Claude and Anna Stauffer of Hanover, Pa.; a brother, Fred A. Stauffer of Millersville, Md.; and nine grandchildren.
            He was a native of East Berlin, Pa., and had been a resident of St. Simons for the past nine years.  He was a graduate of Lehigh University and was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.
            He was a member of the St. Simons Golf Club the Golden Isles Duplicate Bridge Club.  He was a Protestant and a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army.

STEINER, Clara (Davis)
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 7 December 1915; pg. 1 col. 5

TO BE BURIED HERE--FUNERAL OF MRS. FRED STEINER, WHO DIED IN WAYCROSS, OCCURS THIS MORNING

        Information was received in the city yesterday of the death of Mrs. Clara D. Steiner, wife of Fred S. Steiner, of this city.  Mrs. Steiner, who was fifty one years old, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R.C. Jones, in Waycross, and is survived by this daughter and her husband.  She was originally from Michigan, but has spent several years in Waycross and has frequently visited relatives in this city, where she had many friends.  The remains were received in the city last night and the funeral will occur from the home of Mr. C.L. Steiner on Reynolds street at ten o'clock this morning.  Rev. Mr. Mundy of the Second Advent church officiating.  The interment will occur in Palmetto cemetery.

STEINER, Ida Gertrude (Jones)
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 21 December 1943; pg. 8 col. 2

MRS. C.L. STEINER PASSES TODAY IN MACON HOSPITAL

        Mrs. Ida Steiner, 73, wife of the late C.L. Steiner, for approximately 60 years, a well known resident of Brunswick, passed away in a Macon hospital early today, Mrs. Steiner was visiting her sister, Mrs. C.R. Sweat, when she was taken ill, and for a week she was treated in a Macon hospital.
        During her long residence in Brunswick Mrs. Steiner had made an unusually large number of friends, who will be grieved to learn of her death.  She was a life long member of the Advent Christian church.  Born in Jonesboro, Ga., Mrs. Steiner removed to Brunswick in 1885, and had resided here since that time.
        Survivors include three brothers, C.O. and W.E. Jones, of this city, and J.C. Jones, of Lakeland, Fla., and two sisters, Mrs. Sweat and Mrs. J.K. Cornelius, of this city.
        The body will arrive here tomorrow morning and will be born to the Advent church on H street, where it will rest until the hour of the funeral, 4 o'clock.  Services will be conducted by the Rev. W.F. Jamison, burial will be in Palmetto cemetery.  Arrangements are in charge of Mortician Edo Miller.

STEMBRIDGE, Frank
The Brunswick News; Friday 21 April 1950; pg. 10 col. 4

FRANK STEMBRIDGE TAKEN BY DEATH

            Frank Stembridge, for many years a desk clerk at the Oglethorpe Hotel and more recently at the King and Prince Hotel on St. Simons, died last night at Macon.
            Mr. Stembridge was widely acquainted here through his capacities at the hotels.  He took leave from the King and Prince about 10 days ago to undergo surgery.  Death occurred when he railed to rally from the operation.
            He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Paul Lewis, of Macon.

STEVENS, Daisy
The Brunswick Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 12 July 1879; pg. 3 col. 1

            Died, after a brief illness, “Little Daisy,” only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Stevens, of St. Simons Island.

STILES, Edith May (duBignon)
The Brunswick Times-Call; Thursday 10 October 1901; pg. 4 col. 3

DEATH OF MRS. STILES—Loss of a Pure, Sweet Woman to This Community

            Mrs. May du Bignon Stiles, wife of Mr. J.C. Stiles, died at her home in this city yesterday.
            For several days she has been critically ill and the many inquiries as to her condition attested the deep interest felt by this community for herself and loving family.
            To those who are left to mourn her loss the most sincere sympathy is being expressed by the many who knew and loved her during her short sweet life.
            A friend has contributed the following tribute to her memory to which space is most cheerfully given:

MRS. J.C. STILES DEAD

            Mrs. John Couper Stiles died yesterday morning at three o’clock, after an illness of five weeks.  During her illness, which from the first was of a serious and complicated nature, everything that love and medical skill could do has been faithfully performed—but in vain.  There was deep and universal grief throughout our city when the sad news went forth, for Mrs. Stiles was singularly beloved and widely known.  She has lived here all of her short but bright and happy life, and as Miss May du Bignon was one of the most popular and brilliant young girls who ever graced Brunswick society.  In 1891 she married Mr. J.C. Stiles and since then she has reigned as a beloved and popular young matron, a leader in social affairs and prominent and energetic in church work and all charitable undertakings.  Mrs. Stiles was a woman of rare and beautiful perfection of character—a staunch, loyal friend; a peculiarly loving and devoted daughter; an affectionate sister, and a perfect wife and mother, she combined traits that distinguished her as a rarely perfect and noble type of womanhood.  The loss of such a one is a loss to the city, to the south, to the world—a most bitter and irremediable loss to her loved ones, who can only bow in their supreme sorrow to the Divine will whose workings are inscrutable.  From a Divine source must come their solace and the strength to bear the dark hour of their desolation.
            The immediate relatives of this widely mourned woman are:  Her mother, Mrs. Harry R. du Bignon; her sister, Mrs. W.F. Parker, and Mr. H.F. du Bignon, her brother, besides her husband, Mr. John C. Stiles and three little girls, Katharine, May and Alice.

“We almost fancy we can see thy face.
Not pale with pain—
As when we last beheld it; but as erect, while
Upon us, like dawn on dark it burst.
We know that we shall never see again
Its radiant sweetness as we saw it then
Save by the lonely lamp of memory.
But we will whisper what forever more
Our own hearts whisper through the wakeful night—
“This grief is but a shadow flung before
From some refulgent radiance out of sight.”

“And in the heart of man, a secret voice
There is, which speaks and will not be restrained,
Which cries to Grief, “Weep on, while I rejoice
Knowing that, some where al will be explained.”
—A Friend.

STONE, Laura Brown Dunn
The Darien News; 25 July 1996; pg. 4 cols. 3 & 4

            Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Brown Dunn Stone of Hazlehurst were held July 20, at Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home in Hazlehurst.  Interment was held in Gordon Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery in Danielsville.
            Mrs., Stone, 76, died July 17, at Jeff Davis Hospital.
            The Appling County native had lived in Jeff Davis County for most of her life.  She was a member of Hazlehurst First United Methodist Church and a retired beautician.
            Surviving are her husband, Walter N. Stone, Jr., of Hazlehurst; a daughter, Glynda Dunn of Tacoma, Wash.; a son, Jerry Dunn of Columbia; two stepsons, Walter N. Stone, III, of Atlanta, and the Rev. Lawson Stone of Lexington, Ky.; four sisters, Wilma Butler of Darien, Mildred Miller of Baxley, Georgia Miller of Lexington and Betty Edmiston of Columbia; and four grandchildren.

STRICKLAND, Allen M.
The Brunswick News; Monday 21 January 1957; pg. 10 col. 4

A.M. STRICKLAND DIES HERE SUNDAY

            Allen M. Strickland, 85, died Sunday morning at his residence at Glyndale Gardens.  He had been a resident of Brunswick practically all his life.
            He is survivew [sic] by two daughters, Mrs. Carl F. Krauss, and Mrs. W.B. Lancaster of Brunswick, six grandchildren and one brother, Cecil Strickland of Brunswick.
            Funeral services were held this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the home of a grandson at 2022 Kay Avenue, conducted by the Rev. Horace Gilbert.  Interment was in Palmetto Cemetery, the Gibson-Hart Funeral Home in charge.

STRICKLAND, Joseph Mark
The Brunswick News; Friday 28 February 2003; pg. 4A col. 2

            The funeral for Joseph Mark Strickland, 44, of Trion and formerly of Brunswick, was held Wednesday at Erwin-Petit Funeral Home with the Rev. Fred Puttere officiating.
            Mr. Strickland died Sunday at Redmond Hospital in Rome.
            Surviving are his wife, Debra E. Strickland of Trion; his parents, Norman and Christine Strickland of Brunswick; a daughter, Ashley Strickland of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; two brothers, Chuck Strickland and Dobie Strickland, both of Brunswick.
            A native of Brunswick and a graduate of Brunswick High School, Mr. Strickland was a correctional officer with the Georgia State Prison System.  He was employed at Hayes State Prison in Summerville.

STRICKLAND, Thomas A.
Nahunta Banner; Vol. 1 No. 24; Friday 25 February 1921; pg. 4 col. 3

DEATH OF MR. STRICKLAND

        The many friends of Mr. Thomas A. Strickland, one of the most progressive and influential farmers of Wayne county, will regret to hear of his untimely death which occurred at his home near Jesup on Sunday night.
        His remains were interred in the George Cemetery and the funeral service was conducted by Rev. N.G. Yarbrough.

STROHM, Lillian Priscilla (Hanson) Rahn
The Brunswick News; Thursday 2 March 1978; pg. 2 col. 1

MRS. STROHM DIES WEDNESDAY, FUNERAL TO BE ANNOUNCED

            Mrs. Lillian Priscilla Hanson Strohm of St. Simons Island died Wednesday.
            Mrs. Strohm was formerly a graduate nurse at Sherman Hospital in Elgin, Ill.  She had also lived in Atlanta and Hollywood, Fla., before moving to St. Simons Island.
            She was also active in civic and church organizations and was a member of the St. Simons Presbyterian Church and the Women of the Church.
            Survivors include her daughter, Mrs. Lillian Vail of St. Simons Island; Mrs. Vann Eakins Savage of Clinton, Md., Mr. Benjamin K. King of Elgin; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Hugh MacDougal of New York City and Mrs. Wesley R. Carlson of Delray Beach, Fla.; a stepson Raymond H. Strohm of Canada; and several nieces and nephews.
            Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
            The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the charity of one’s choice.
            Memorial Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

[No further articles were found about the funeral arrangements—ALH]

STRONG, Dorothy (Krauss)
The Brunswick News; Monday 11 August 1980; pg. 2A col. 1

MEMORIAL SERVICES TO BE WEDNESDAY FOR DOROTHY STRONG

            Memorial services for Dorothy Krauss Strong of Winter Park, Fla., will be held Wednesday at All Saints Episcopal Church in Winter Park, Fla.
            She was a native of Brunswick, the daughter of the late Judge and Mrs. David W. Krauss and widow of Hope Strong, Sr. of Winter Park, Fla.
            Survivors include her brother, D. Lee Krauss of St. Simons, three sons, Hope Strong Jr. of Winter Park, Fla., Daniel Strong of Midland, Texas and Lee Strong of Ormand Beach, Fla., nine grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

STRONG, Hope
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 4 December 1963; pg. 16 col. 4

HOPE STRONG, 70, FORMER RESIDENT, DIES IN FLORIDA

            Hope Strong, 70, prominent Winter Park, Fla. attorney and former local resident, died last night in a hospital in that city following a heart attack Saturday.
            In addition to his legal activities, Strong had been engaged in the real estate and citrus business.  He was prominent in Winter Park civic affairs and had served as a member of the hospital board.
            Strong left Brunswick in 1925 after practicing law for a number of years with the late Judge D.W. Krauss.  He was a frequent visitor here and enjoyed a wide circle of friends.
            Survivors include his widow, the former Dorothy Krauss; three sons, Capt. Hope Strong, Jr., Washington, D.C.; Dan Strong, Midland, Texas; and Lt. Willard Lee Strong, now stationed in the Azores.  Eight grandchildren also survive.
            Funeral arrangements are not complete, but services will be held Friday in Winter Park Episcopal Church.

STROUD, Charles W. Jr.
The Darien News; 25 July 1996; pg. 4 cols. 1 & 2

            Funeral services for Charles Whitaker Stroud, Jr., of Cox were held in the Chapel of Howard-Carter & Stroud Funeral Home in Kinston, N.C.
            Mr. Stroud, 50, died July 14, as a result of a boating accident.
            The Kinston native had been a resident of McIntosh County for the past 25 years.  He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the American Legion and Briar Dam Hunting Club, where he served as secretary and treasurer.  He worked as a crew foreman with Safety Construction, where he had been employed for 27 years.
            Surviving are his wife, Toni Stroud of Cox; his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Stroud, III, of Brunswick; his mother and stepfather, Audrey T. and Thomas Brion of Port Charlotte, Fla.; a sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dawson of Kinston; a brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. George A. White of Beaufort, S.C.; and a niece and nephew.  He was preceded in death by a son, Ashley Stroud.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements locally.

STUBBS, Lela G.
The Brunswick News; Monday 27 March 1967; pg. 14 col. 1

MRS. LELA G. STUBBS DIES AT RESIDENCE

        Mrs. Lela G. Stubbs, 56, died at her home on Newcastle Street Lane Sunday night.  She had been a resident of Brunswick for the past 10 years.
        Survivors are three sons, G.B., William M. and Norman C. Stubbs all of Brunswick; five sisters, Mrs. Addie Hall, Mrs. Minnie Sapp, and Mrs. J.W. Morris of Brunswick, Mrs. Mollie Thompson, Hazlehurst, and Mrs. Mary Jane Crosby, Jacksonville, three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
        Funeral services under the direction of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the funeral home with Rev. James Burleson of Southside Baptist Church officiating.  Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. in Eberneezer Cemetery near Glennville.

STUBINGER, Selina Tunno (Fraser)
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; 11 February 1920

MRS. LINA STUBINGER—Mrs. Lina S. Stubinger, 84 years of age, died Tuesday morning at the residence, 22 Vedado way.  The body was removed to the parlors of Awtrey [sic] & Lowndes, and will be sent to Marietta, Ga.  She is survived by one son, C.H. Stubinger, and several grandchildren.

STUBINGER—Died at her residence, 22 Vedado way, Tuesday morning, Mrs. Selina F. Stubinger, in her 84th year.  She is survived by one son, Mr. C.H. Stubinger.  The body will be carried this (Wednesday) morning to Marietta, Ga., for funeral and interment.  Awtry & Lowndes, funeral directors.

SULLER, Abe
The Brunswick Times-Advertiser; Thursday 11 July 1895; pg. 1 col. 5

THOUGHT HE WAS POISONED

            Abe Suller, and older fisherman, died at Everett City yesterday, and Rob Bowles, who had had a difficulty with him, was suspected of having poisoned the old fellow.  Coroner Jennings was summoned, but did not deem it necessary to hold an inquest, as the old fellow had been ill three days before his death.
            He had eaten several watermelons at one sitting, which caused his illness.  Bowles was discharged.  He is a brother of Rob Brewer, the noted desperado.

SULLIVAN, Gertrude (Issler)
The Newport Mercury & Weekly News; Friday 18 January 1935; pg. 3 col. 2

MRS. J.K. SULLIVAN DIES AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS—Was Resident of Newport 50 Years And First President Of Queen’s Daughters

            Mrs. Gertrude Issler Sullivan, wife of J.K. Sullivan, well known contractor, died Monday afternoon at her home on Pelham street, after a five days’ illness from pneumonia.  She had been in excellent health, but last week contracted a cold, which postponed a trip with her family to Miami, Fla., for the winter, and developed into pneumonia.
            Mrs. Sullivan was born in Harrison, N.J., a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Issler, and had been a resident of Newport more than 50 years.  She was the first president of the Queen’s Daughters in this city.  Mrs. Sullivan devoted herself to her family and to doing charitable deeds for others in a quiet way.  In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frank O’Connell; a grandson, Jay O’Connell, and a brother, Harry Issler of Miami, Fla.  Another daughter, Mrs. George Meade, died four years ago.
            With many gathered, despite the storm, the funeral of Mrs. Gertrude Issler Sullivan, wife of J.K. Sullivan, was held at 10 A.M. Thursday in St. Mary’s Church.  The Rev. Anthony F. cotter was celebrant of the requiem mass, with the Rev. Augustine Burns, a friend and former assistant at St. Mary’s, in the sanctuary.  Special music was rendered during the mass by Organist Albert Commette and a choir.
            Arthur E. Sullivan and John J. Sullivan, Jr., nephews; Edward J. McGivney, Charles F. Brady, James H. Drury and James MacDonald, the last named from Worcester, were honorary bearers, with members of the police department as active bearers.  On the casket was a blanket of lilies of the valley, and Easter lilies.  The ushers were William L. Carey, Walter Dring, Jr., Emil E. Jemail, Daniel Jones and Ralph O’Connell.
            The floral tributes were numerous.  Interment was in the receiving vault in the Island cemetery, the casket later to be placed in the family mausoleum in that cemetery.

SULLIVAN, John J.
The Newport Mercury & Weekly News; Friday 29 April 1938; pg. 3 col. 2

JOHN J. SULLIVAN, 78, DIED TUESDAY—Was Employed As Foreman By His Brother, J.K. Sullivan

            John J. Sullivan, 78, for years foreman for his brother, J.K. Sullivan, in the contracting business, died Tuesday at his home, 25 Pelham street, after a brief illness.  Mr. Sullivan, who was about as usual Monday was taken ill during the night and failed rapidly.
            He was born in this city, a son of the late John and Eliza (Coffey) Sullivan, and had lived here continuously since.  When his brother, J.K. Sullivan, entered the contracting business nearly 60 years ago, Mr. Sullivan was employed by him as foreman, a capacity in which he remained at the time of his death.
            Mr. Sullivan married Miss Julia Issler, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Issler of this city.  She died in 1930, as did a daughter, Evelyn, wife of Charles Brady of Fall River.  Surviving children include Arthur E., John J., Jr., Miss Louise L., and Mrs. Florence B. McGivney of this city, and Howard K. Sullivan, an accountant in Providence.  In addition to his brother, J.K. Sullivan, a sister, Mrs. Michael Vaughan of this city, also survives.

SULLIVAN, Julia (Issler)
The Newport Mercury & Weekly News; Friday 12 June 1920; pg. 8 col. 5

MRS. JOHN J. SULLIVAN OF PELHAM STREET DEAD—Has Been in Failing Health But Was Apparently on Road to Recovery

            Mrs. Julia (Issler) Sullivan, wife of John J. Sullivan, died at her home on Pelham street Thursday night.  She had been in failing health several weeks, but apparently was on the road to recovery, when a relapse occurred, followed shortly by death.  Mrs. Sullivan was born in Harrison, N.J., a daughter of the late Jacob and Helena Issler and had been a resident of Newport the greater part of her life, and making many friends.  She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. Charles Brady, Mrs. Edward J. McGivney and Miss Louise Sullivan; a sister, Mrs. Jeremiah K. Sullivan of this city, and a brother, Harry Issler of Miami.

SUMMERLIN, Child
Advertiser & Appeal; Wednesday 5 December 1877; pg. 3 col. 1

            A child of Mr. Summerlin of this city was severely burned a few days since, from the effect of which he died.

SUMMERVILLE, Elizabeth (Aymer)
The Brunswick News; Monday 5 May 1941; pg. 8 col. 4

FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN FLORIDA

            Funeral services were held at Miller’s Chapel this afternoon for Mrs. Elizabeth Summerville, 72, an old Brunswick resident whose family was well known and prominent here many years ago.  Mrs. Summerville died in Jacksonville yesterday.  Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. H.T. Freeman, of the First Methodist church, and burial was in Oak Grove cemetery, where other members of her family are buried.
            Before her marriage Mrs. Summerville was Miss Elizabeth Aymer.  She left Brunswick more than 40 years ago.  The family at one time resided on Union street, near the corner of George.

SURENCY, Nancy Louise "Lula"
The Brunswick News; Monday 1 November 1982; pg. 3A, col. 3

            Mrs. Nancy Louise "Lula" Surency, 83, a native of Brunswick, died Sunday in Coco Beach, Fla.
            The funeral will be held at noon Tuesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Lakeland, Fla.  Interment will be at noon Wednesday at Palmetto Cemetery.
            Mrs. Surency has lived in Florida for the past 40 years and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
            She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Robert Finney of Coco Beach, Mrs. Gordon Elston of Memphis, Tenn., and Mrs. Ken Walker of Lakeland; four sons, E.G. Robson of Calton, Texas, Russel Robson and Glynn Robson, both of Lakeland, and Burtie Robson of Brunswick; several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

SWEAT, James
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 24 October 1885; pg. 3 col. 2

A HORRIBLE ACCIDENT—News reaches us that on Wednesday, in Wayne county, Mr. James Sweatt [sic], a young lumberman, met with a horrible accident that caused his instant death.  He was standing near a tree being cut down, and as it fell a large limb struck him on the forehead, tearing away the top of his skull.  The young man leaves a family, and was much admired and respected by a large number of friends.
            Chapman Funeral Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

SWEAT, Wiltha Mira (Lane)
The Brunswick News; Monday 25 March 1946; pg. 8 col. 2

WOMAN HANGS SELF, FOUND BY PARENTS—Coroners Jury Says Mrs. Larry Sweat Died “By Her Own Hands”

            The gruesome sight of their young daughter, Mrs. Wiltha Mira Lane Sweat, 22, wife of Larry Sweat, hanging to a rope fastened to a rafter of her home, greeted Mr. and Mrs. M.H. Lane about 11 o’clock today when they dropped in for a visit to Mrs. Sweat at her home, 3606 Norwich street, just north of the Fourth Street School and a few blocks beyond the city limits.
            As soon as they could remove the body, the parents called a physician and Miller’s ambulance, and an inhalator was used, but to no avail, as Mrs. Sweat, it was generally believed, was dead when she was found by her parents.
            Coroner J.D. Baldwin was called, and summoned a jury.  After an investigation the jury returned a verdict that Mrs. Sweat “came to her death by her own hands.”
            Members of Mrs. Sweat’s family are at a complete loss to understand her act, and as yet no cause whatever has been assigned for it.  However, it was stated that Mrs. Sweat had not been in the best of health recently.
            Mrs. Sweat, a graduate of Glynn Academy, came to Brunswick with her parents from Jesup when she was three years of age.  She was married four or five years ago to Mr. Sweat, who returned a few months ago after serving some time in the Army.  During the time he was in service she was employed at the local office of the Georgia Power Company.
            Shortly after his return, the couple purchased the home on Norwich street and had since resided there.  Mrs. Sweat was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Lane.  During the long time she had resided here she made many friends who will be grieved to learn of her death.
            She is survived only by her husband and her parents.
            Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Norwich Street Baptist church, to be conducted by the Rev. C.H. Moss, and burial will follow in Palmetto cemetery.  The following will serve as pallbearers:  Fred Barnes, N.C. King, I.M. Aiken, Eustice Sheifer, Billy Konetzko and Wilfred Youngner.  Arrangements are in charge of Mortician Edo Miller.

SYMONS, Felicite Mercant
The Brunswick News; Saturday 1 December 1951; pg. 8 col. 2

MISS SYMONS DIES AT ISLAND HOME; RITES HELD TODAY

            Miss Felicite Mercont [sic] Symons, a resident of Brunswick and St Simons Island all of her life and well known by a wide circle of friends, passed away at her home on the island last night, and funeral services were held this afternoon at 3 o’clock.
            Miss Symons was a member of an old and prominent Glynn county family.  Her parents were the late Henry R. and Frances Morel Symons, who also had resided in the county practically all of their lives.
            Miss Symons made her home in Brunswick for many years, but removed to the island a number of years ago and had since resided there.  She was well known and popular among many friends in the city, on the island and elsewhere.
            Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Frances Risk, St. Simons, and Mrs. Eugene Burden, of Macon.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.
            Funeral services were held at Christ Church, Frederica, conducted by the rector, the Rev. J.E. Bethea, and burial was in the family plot here in Oak Grove cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were Harry Parker, Arthur True, J.B. Lamb, Reginald Taylor, Sr., C.T. Butler and R.A. Gould.  The Miller Funeral Home was in charge.

SYMONS, Henry Francis
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 12 June 1880; pg. 3 col. 1

            Wednesday, June 9th, at 1 o’clock P.M. HENRY FRANCIS SYMONS, aged twelve years, three months and six days, oldest son of H.R. and F.M. Symons.
            Savannah papers, please copy.

Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 12 June 1880; pg. 3 col. 2

            Died of typhoid pneumonia, on Wednesday last, Frank, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. H.R. Symons, of this city.  He was buried from the Episcopal church the day following.  May He who comforteth the mourner, assuage the grief of these bereaved parents.

 

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