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

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

WAINRIGHT, Ervin
Nahunta Banner; Vol. 1 No. 23; Friday 18 February 1921; pg. 5 col. 5

        Mr. Ervin Wainright, age 26 died Saturday night from an attack of pneumonia.  He was buried at the Hickox cemetery.  We join those who survive him in heartfelt sympathy.  His brother Mr. Harvey Wainright, who is stationed at Camp Jackson, S.C. was called home but did not arrive before his brother died.  However he arrived in time for the funeral.

WAINRIGHT, James L.
The Brunswick News; Friday 26 February 1993; pg. 3A col. 3

JAMES L. WAINRIGHT DIES THURSDAY

            James L. “Jim” Wainright, 63, of Nahunta died Thursday at his residence.
            The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Chambless Funeral Home with the Revs. T.N. Thrift and Randy Wainright officiating.  Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery in Brantley County.
            Surviving are his wife, Florence Stewart Wainright of Nahunta; two daughters, Gail W. Turner of Nahunta and Angie Williams of Statesboro; a son, James Wainright of Nahunta; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
            The Ware County native was a retired bus driver for the Brantley County schools and was a Baptist.

WALDAN, E.A.
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 28 February 1885; pg. 6 col. 2

            E.A. Waldan, a Dane, for several years past a resident of this city, died on Sunday last from pneumonia.  He was buried on Monday afternoon.

WALDEN, Richard Arnold
The Brunswick News; Friday 9 May 1997; pg. 3A col. 6

RICHARD A. WALDEN SERVICE SATURDAY

            The funeral for Richard Arnold Walden, 45, of Darien will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Union Baptist Church.  Burial will follow at Upper Mill Cemetery.
            He died May 2 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Surviving are his wife, Annett C. Walden of Darien; three daughters, Rayshell, Charles Ann and Delores L. Cannon, all of Leesville; five sisters, Thelma Walden of Darien, Mary Walden of Haines City, Fla., Harristeen Polke of Lyons, Ruby Walden of Miami, Fla., and Catherine Walden of North Carolina; six brothers, Robert L. Walden of Darien, Paul Walden Jr. of Crescent, Roland Walden of California, Calvin Walden of Florida, Wesley Walden of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Ray Walden of South Carolina; and two grandchildren.
            He was born in Bulloch County and attended McIntosh County schools.  He was a retired seafood worker and a member of Union Baptist Church in Ardoch.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WALDEN, Thelma Rede
The Brunswick News; Friday 14 November 1997; pg. 3A col. 3

THELMA R. WALDEN SERVICE SATURDAY

            Thelma Rede Walden, 58, of Darien died Sunday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The funeral will be 3 p.m. Saturday at the First African Baptist Church of Darien with burial to follow at Upper Mill Cemetery.  The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.
            Surviving are two daughters, Lucille Mitchell and Alean Lee, both of Darien; three sons, Lawrence W. Jones and Bennie Walden, both of Darien, and Elvin A. Jones of Norfolk, Va.; four sisters, Harristeen Polke of Lyons, Mary Walden of Haines City, Fla., Kathryn Walden of Winston-Salem, N.C., and Ruby Walden of Miami; six brothers, Paul Walden Jr. of Crescent, Robbie L. Walden of Winston-Salem, Wesley Walden of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Calvin Walden of Palatka, Fla., Roland Walden of Oakland, Calif., and Ray Walden of Gilbert, S.C.
            She was born in Bulloch County and lived in Darien most of her life.  She attended Todd-Grant School in Darien and was a retired seafood worker.  She was a member of the First African Baptist Church of Darien.  Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WALKER, Allen Rogers
The Darien News; 11 December 1975; pg. 2 col. 3

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR ALLEN R. WALKER

            Funeral services for Allen Rogers Walker, 91, were held Dec. 4, at St. Luke Baptist Church on Sapelo Island with Rev. Anderson Jones officiating.  Interment followed in Behavior Cemetery on Sapelo.  He died on Nov. 30.
            A Sapelo Island native, he was a member of the First African Baptist Church where he served as Sunday School teacher and later as superintendent of the church school, as a member of the usher board, and as a deacon.  He served as president of the Sapelo Island Branch of the Farmers Alliance.  He was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church.  The son of former slaves, he spent most of his 91 years on Sapelo and was featured in several books on the history of Georgia.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Susie Walker; three daughters, Mrs. Alzola Arvinger and Mrs. Katye Bolden of Savannah, and Mrs. Mary Lewis of Jacksonville, Fla.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
            Pallbearers were deacons of St. Luke Baptist Church.
            Darien Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WALKER, Asberry
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 17 December 2003; pg. 4A col. 3

            Asberry “Slim” Walker of Eulonia died Saturday at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
            Mr. Walker was born on Sapelo Island.  He worked as a cement finisher.
            The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of Darien Funeral Home with the burial following in Behavior Cemetery.  Minister Bernice Drake will officiate.
            Pallbearers will be Stanley Walker, Maurice Bailey, Julius Bailey Jr., Argene Grovner and Gibb Walker Jr.
            Survivors include four sisters, Barbara Walker of Brooklyn, N.Y., Ada Thomas of Brunswick and Winnie Wilson and Cornelia Bailey, both of Sapelo Island.

WALKER, Clara Genevieve (Wright)
The Brunswick News; Friday 19 April 1957; pg. 13 col. 4

MRS. R.E. WALKER DIES HERE TODAY

            Mrs. Clara Walker, widow of the late R.E. Walker, Sr., one of Brunswick’s oldest and best known women, died at the Brunswick hospital this morning.  She had been ill for a long time and had been in the hospital for treatment some months.
            Mrs. Walker resided at the old family home, 208 Howe Street.  No survivor is in the city at this time, therefore definite facts about her are not available.  However, it is understood she had resided in Brunswick all of her life.
            Mrs. Walker is survived by two sons, Newton W. Walker, New Orleans, and R.E. Walker, Atlanta.
            Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home.

The Brunswick News; Saturday 20 April 1957; pg. 10 col. 4

FUNERAL MONDAY FOR MRS. WALKER

            Funeral services for Mrs. Clara G. Walker, widow of the late R.E. Walker, who died Friday, will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock in the chapel of the Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Morris P. Webb, pastor of the First Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery.  Pallbearers will be:  Fred Fain, Harry duB. Parker, I.M. Aiken, Joe Lambright, Sr., Ed Sherman, G.T. Holody, S. Hadley Brown and Dr. Joe B. Mercer.
            Mrs. Walker, who would have been 96 in July, was born in Dubline [sic], Ga.  Her parents were Mr. and Mrs. William Wright, pioneer Georgians.  Her late husband, Richard Ernest Walker, was born in England.  She had been a resident of Brunswick for 55 years.  She lived at 208 Howe Street in the home that was built by her husband’s father.  She was a member of the First Methodist Church and took an active part in church affairs in her earlier life.  She is survived by two sons, Newton Walker, Galveston, Texas, and Richard E. Walker, Atlanta and two grandchildren.

WALKER, Ellie M.
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 4 September 1957; pg. 14 col. 2

DIES IN CONYERS—Brunswick friends of Miss Lyle Walker, who resided here for a number of years, will regret to learn of the death of her mother, Mrs. A.F. Walker, who died in Conyers, Ga., yesterday, following a stroke.  Funeral services were to be held at 4 o’clock this afternoon in Conyers.

WALKER, Emma (Newton)
The Atlanta Constitution; Tuesday 11 June 1912; pg. 17 col. 3

MRS. EMMA WALKER, BRUNSWICK

            Brunswick, Ga., June 10—(Special)  Mrs. Emma Walker, 79 years of age and one of the city’s oldest and best known residents, died at her home Saturday night, after an illness of several weeks.  Mrs. Walker was born in London, England, and shortly after coming to this country removed to Brunswick, she having been a resident of this city for the past thirty years.  She is survived by her husband and two children, Mrs. R.E. Walker, of this city, and Mrs. Alfred Cornell, of Waycross, together with a number of other relatives, including several grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.  The funeral was held this afternoon from the First Baptist church, Rev. J.E. Roberts officiating.  Interment was in Palmetto cemetery.

WALKER, Infant
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 1, No. 15; Wednesday 30 June 1875; pg. 4, col. 3

            As we go to press, we hear of the death of the little infant of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Walker.  Though only a week old, it, no doubt, occupied a large place in the affections of its fond parents.  One more pure spirit wafted hence to God who gave it.  Be content, striken mother.

WALKER, James
The Darien News; 3 October 1991; pg. 4 cols. 1 & 2

            Funeral services for James Walker of Cannon Bluff were held Sept. 28 at Greater Enterprise Baptist Church with Rev. Willie Delmar officiating.  Burial followed in Wallace Cemetery at Cannon Bluff.
            Walker, 84, died Sept. 19 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center in Brunswick.
            The McIntosh County native was a member of the board of deacons and a sexton at Greater Enterprise Baptist Church.
            He is survived by four sons, Aaron (Jake) Walker of Brunswick, Joe Lee and James Robert Walker, both of Lansing, Mich., and Tony Walker of Atlanta; a daughter, Mrs. Freda Mae Jackson of Lansing; 28 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.
            Active pallbearers were nephews.
            Darien Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WALKER, Margaret (Russell)
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 22 January 1919; pg. 1 col. 6

MRS. GEO. WALKER HAS PASSED AWAY—Former Well Known Brunswickian Died in Jacksonville Monday Night

            Scores of Brunswick friends were shocked yesterday morning when telegrams were received from Jacksonville announcing the death of Mrs. George Walker, formerly Miss Maggie Russell, of this city as the sad news came as a complete surprise to even her relatives.  It is stated that influenza was the cause of her passing away.
            Deceased was a daughter of the late Capt. Charles A. Russell and spent her early life here.  She was married to George Walker in St. Francis Xavier’s Catholic church in this city and spent some years here after her marriage, later removing to Tampa and from there to Jacksonville.  She was a sister of the late Mrs. Duncan Wright and an aunt of J. Hazel Wright of this city and has numerous other family connections in Brunswick.  Besides her husband, Mrs. Walker leaves two children, Miss Gertrude Walker and Charles A. Walker.
            The remains will reach here this morning and will be taken to the Catholic church from which place the funeral will occur at 3 o’clock this afternoon and interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery.
            Following will act as pall bearers:  A.O. Anderson, Harry F. duBignon, C.T. Calnan, C.M. Gowen, A.M. Ross, J.H. Whitmire.

WALKER, Molly (Faircloth)
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 27 February 2001; pg. 4A col. 2

MOLLY WALKER

            Molly Faircloth Walker, 90, of Brunswick, died Sunday at the local hospital.
            The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Tommy Whaley officiating.  Burial will follow in Glynn Rose Cemetery.
            Pallbearers are Winton Harris, Danny Walker, Joey Walker, Gene Walker, Tracy Walker and Adam Anderson.
            Honorary pallbearers are Donnie Sumner, Carl Harris and Gerald Glass.
            The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
            Surviving are one daughter, Barbara Anderson of Brunswick; six sons, B.L. Walker, Clayton Walker, Harless Walker and Wayne Walker, all of Brunswick, Leroy Walker of Fayetteville, N.C., and Waldon T. Walker of Fernandina Beach, Fla.; one sister, Bertie Smith of Darien; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
            Ms. Walker was a native of Camden County, had lived in McIntosh County, and had lived in Brunswick for 25 years.  She was a member of the Darien Church of God.

WALKER, Phillip Morris
The Brunswick News; Friday 28 January 2000; pg. 4A col. 2

PHILLIP WALKER

            The funeral for Phillip Morris Walker, 61, of Brunswick, was today in the Chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. William H. Mullis officiating.  Burial was in Rehobeth Baptist Churchyard in Blackshear.
            Mr. Walker died Tuesday at his residence.
            Pallbearers were Albert Flanagan, Danny Butts, Phillip Lindsay, J.V. Dadin, Edison Kicklighter, James Walker, Darowan Lee and Joe Lee.
            Surviving are three sons, Phillip T. Walker of Allenhurst, James B. Walker and William D. Walker both of Brunswick, a daughter Angela C. Walker of Brunswick, four grandchildren and a niece.
            A native of Blackshear he had been a resident of Glynn County for the past 35 years.  He was retired from Brunswick Pulp and Paper.

WALKER, Richard
The Brunswick News; Sunday 9 July 1916; pg. 5 col. 3

        Funeral Yesterday--The funeral services of Richard Walker, who died in Waycross, were held yesterday at the Oak Grove cemetery, Rev. C.D. Ogg officiating.  The body arrived at noon and was taken directly to the grave, followed by a large number of sorrowing friends and relatives.  He was buried beside his wife.

WALKER, Richard Ernest Sr.
The Brunswick Pilot; Friday 5 February 1932; pg. 8 cols. 2-3

DEATHS—Richard Walker, 75, died at his home here Sunday morning.  Although Mr. Walker had been in ill health for some time his death was unexpected.  Mr. Walker has lived in Brunswick most of his life and was connected with the Southern Railway here for many years.  He is survived by his widow and two sons, Newton W. Walker, of Brunswick and R.E. Walker, Jr., of Johnson City, Tenn.

WALKER, Selita (Ammons)
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 12 August 1928

MRS. F.U. WALKER LAID TO LAST REST

            Waycross, Ga., August 11—Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at the Waresboro cemetery, seven miles northwest of Waycross, for Mrs. F.U. Walker, aged Ware county woman who died at her home in Waresboro Wednesday, following an illness of but several days.  Mrs. Walker was born near Nahunta, in what is now Brantley county, 70 years ago.
            Besides her husband she is survived by five sons, J.I. Walker, of Waresboro; J.A. Walker, of Hazlehurst; A.A. Walker, of Bunnell, Fla.; W.T. Walker, of Arcadia, Fla., and Jack Walker, of Brunswick; also five daughters, Mary Walker and Mrs. Jennie Jeffords, of Waresboro; Mrs. L. Drury, of Waltertown; Mrs. J.L. King, of Waycross, and Mrs. M. Potter, of Jasper, Fla.; also two brothers, John and W.H. Ammons, of Hoboken, and four sisters, Mrs. George Allen and Mrs. John Allen, Mrs. Doc Prescott and Mrs. John Prescott, all of Folkston.

WALKER, Thomas Coleman
The Brunswick News; Thursday 22 December 1988; pg. 3A col. 6

THOMAS C. WALKER DIES EARLY TODAY

            Thomas C. Walker, 82, of Brunswick, died early today at Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
            Funeral arrangements and survivors will be announced later by Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home.

The Brunswick News; Friday 23 December 1988; pg. 3A col. 4

SERVICES SATURDAY FOR THOMAS WALKER

            Graveside services for Thomas C. Walker, 82, who died Thursday, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in Brunswick Memorial Park Cemetery with the Revs. Tommy Whaley, H.E. Wheatley and Daryl Joiner officiating.
            Walker is survived by his wife, Mollie L. Walker of Brunswick; a daughter, Barbara Hanks of Brunswick; six sons, B.L. Walker, Clayton Walker, Harley Walker and Wayne Walker, all of Brunswick, Dumpy Walker of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Leroy Walker of Fayetteville, N.C.; a brother, Rabon Walker of St. Marys; 20 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
            Walker was a native of Camden County and had been a resident of Glynn County for the past 10 years, coming from McIntosh County.  He was a retired commercial fisherman and was of the Church of God faith.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WALLACE, Hester
The Brunswick News; Friday 21 April 1950; pg. 10 col. 4

NEGRO FOUND DEAD OF INJURIES ON RAILROAD TRACKS

            A negro identified as Hester Wallace, about 30 years old, was found dead on railroad tracks on Cochran avenue near McIntyre Court about 11:30 o’clock last night.
            Police said the negro apparently had been hit by a train, but that the facts in the case had not been definitely established.  A switch engine operating in the vicinity was inspected and revealed no indication of having struck the man [sic] they said.
            The negro died from multiple injuries including a crushed skull and a severed leg and foot, Coroner L.M. Harrison believes.  An inquest to determine more circumstances of the death has been set for tomorrow.
            The negro’s residence was believed to have been at 2306 Johnson street, Mr. Harrison said.

WARD, Charlie Henry
The Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA); Sunday 4 December 1898; pg. 5 col. 5

MR. C.A. WARD, A FORMER AUGUSTAN PASSES TO ETERNAL REST

            Mr. C.A. Ward died at his home in Brunswick, Ga., Friday, the 25th from heart failure, in the 43rd year of his age.  He leaves a wife and three children, besides a large circle of relatives and friends to mourn his loss.  Funeral services were on Sunday, the 27th, from the First Methodist church, and the interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.
            In 1892 Mr. Ward married Miss Lillie Green, a very estimable lady of Brunswick, and made that place his home.  He was identified with the lumber and crosstie business.  He was born and raised in Augusta, where he has many warm and personal friends.  He was the eldest son of our esteemed fellow citizen, captain P.H. Ward.

WARD, John
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 20 July 1902

JOHN WARD DIED YESTERDAY—Father of Rev. A.C. Ward, of This City—Pneumonia Caused Death—One of Brunswick’s Pioneer Citizens.  Leaves Five Children—Will Be Buried at Brunswick.

            John Ward, the father of Rev. A.C. Ward, pastor of Temple Baptist church, of this city, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.M. Wilson, 612 Chestnut street, at 6:50 o’clock last night.  The cause of his death was pneumonia.
            Mr. Ward came to Atlanta only recently, about three months ago, coming here from Brunswick.  He was one of the pioneer citizens of Brunswick, moving there from England just at the close of the civil war.  He was one of Brunswick’s leading and most progressive citizens.
            He leaves five children, Rev. A.C. Ward and Mrs. J.M. Wilson, of Atlanta; Thomas L. Ward, of Quincy, Fla.; and Samuel Ward and H.R. Ward, of Brunswick.
            He was 73 years old at the time of his death and had enjoyed good health till he was stricken with pneumonia.
            Definite arrangements for the funeral have not yet been made, but the body will be carried to Brunswick for interment.

WARDROBE, Lieut. Col. William
The Charleston Courier (Charleston, SC); Wednesday 28 October 1812; pg. 3 col. 3

            Died, on St. Simons Island, Georgia, on Sunday, the 11th inst. Lieutenant Colonel WILLIAM WARDROBE, late of His Britannic Majesty’s 47th Regt. of Foot.

WARING, George E.
The Brunswick Call; Sunday 30 October 1898; pg. 1 col. 6

G.E. WARING IS NO MORE—Died of Yellow Fever Yesterday—WELL KNOWN IN BRUNSWICK—Col. Waring Planned Our Excellent Sewerage System—Died in New York.

            New York, Oct. 29.—Colonel George E. Waring, one of the best known citizens of New York, and a former official of this city, died of yellow fever this morning.  Black vomit came on at 5 o’clock, but Mr. Wring lived five hours thereafter.
            A strict guard has been kept around the house, which was quarantined.
            Mr. Waring devised the drainage system now in vogue at Memphis, after the yellow fever epidemic of 1878, which system has been adopted by every progressive American and European city.
            Mr. Waring was also an author of engineering works and was best known for his revision the [sic] system of street cleaning in New York.  He arrived from Havana with the disease Wednesday, but although eh complained of being ill, the quarantine officers let him pass through the quarantine lines, as it was throught [sic] he was only suffering from a cold.
            Mr. Waring’s visit to Cuba was for the purpose of looking over the sanitary system of Havana and seeing how it could be improved.  He was sent there by the government.  When President McKinley was informed of Mr. Waring’s death this afternoon he was greatly shocked and sent a telegram of sympathy to the bereaved family.

ONE OF WARING’S WORKS—He Was the Projector and Planner of Our Sewerage System.

            Col. George E. Waring, who died of yellow fever in New York yesterday, leaves one of the strongest testimonials of his engineering ability in the Brunswick sewerage system, which has been pronounced by experts to be the most perfect in she [sic] world, with the single exception of this [illegible].
            When it was decided by the mayor and council in 1895[?] [illegible] in a sewerage system here, Col Waring was sent for.  He spent several days in the city studying the construction[?].  Based on this survey he formulated his plans for the system, which was afterward put in by Contractor Herbert Tate.
            While in Brunswick, Col. Waring made an umber of warm friends, who will learn of his death with sincere regret.

WARNKE, August
The Brunswick News; Sunday 9 July 1916; pg. 1 col. 4

BODY WILL ARRIVE FOR BURIAL TODAY

        The body of August Warnke, who died in Chicago early last week, will arrive today over the Southern railway and will be taken to the undertaking parlors of Baldwin & Edge, where it will lie until 3o'clock this afternoon at which time the funeral services will be held in the Oak Grove cemetery, Rev. S.J. French officiating.  The services will be private.  The following will officiate as pall bearers:  C.D. Doerflinger, John Baumgartner, G.G. Counzelman, William Nisi, G.C. Calhoun and W.R. Cox.  Mrs. Joseph Doerflinger, of Savannah, a sister of the deceased and a former resident of Brunswick, will arrive today to attend the funeral.

WASHINGTON, Terry Lee
The Brunswick News; Friday 7 May 1993; pg. 3A col. 3

TERRY L. WASHINGTON FUNERAL SATURDAY

            The funeral for Terry Lee Washington, 34, of the Jones community in McINTOSH County will be at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday in the First African Baptist Church in Jones with the Rev. Terrence Mays officiating.  Burial will be in Jones Cemetery.
            He died May 2 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be Willie Tyson, Odell Tyson, Earl Tyson, Julian Button Jr., Marvin Pierce, and Harry Pierce.
            Honorary pallbearers are officers of St. James AME and First African Baptist churches.
            The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight at the funeral home.
            Surviving are his wife, Patty Alford Washington of Jones; his mother, Ellen B Washington of Jones; two sons, Terry L. Washington Jr. and Timothy L. Washington, both of Jones; a brother, Isaac Washington of Jones; three sisters, Helen Johnson of Brooklyn, N.Y., Rebecca Axon and Vivian Washington, both of Jones; and several nieces and nephews.
            The McIntosh County native was a member of St. James AME Church in Jones.  He was a forklift operator at Chemtall Chemical Plant.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WATERS, Fannie
The Atlanta Constitution; Thursday 19 October 1876; col. 4

DEATHS AT BRUNSWICK

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

WATERS, Virginia
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 7 August 1906; pg. 1 col. 4

MRS. VIRGINIA WATERS DEAD--Passed Away Sunday After a Long Illness.

        Mrs. Virginia Waters passed away at her home in this city Sunday morning, after an illness covering several months.  During the past few weeks Mrs. Waters has been seriously ill and her death was momentarily expected.
        The deceased had lived in Brunswick all of her life and had a large circle of friends.  She leaves three sons, Chas. Waters, H.A. Waters and A.C. Waters, who have the sympathy of many friends.
        The funeral occurred yesterday morning from St. Xavier's Catholic church.

WATKINS, Charles Jr.
The Brunswick News; Monday 1 September 1997; pg. 3A col. 5

CHARLES WATKINS JR. DIES TUESDAY

            Charles Watkins Jr., 47, of Brunswick died Aug. 26 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The funeral will be 3 p.m. Tuesday at Johnson’s Temple First Born Church with the Rev. W.L. Johnson officiating.  Burial will follow at Rising Daughter Baptist Church Cemetery.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.
            Pallbearers will be Paul Lawrence, Cornell Myers, Isaiah Brown Jr., Fred Wrice, Willie Harris, Julius Caine and Bernard McCloud.  Honorary pallbearers will be friends of the family.
            Surviving are six brothers, James Frazier Jr. and Bobby Owens, both of Daytona Beach, Fla., Jimmy Hines and Billy Hines, both of Brunswick, Crawford Hines of Folkston and Landis Hines of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Juanita Hines of Jacksonville and Shirley Ann Hines of Folkston; and several nieces and nephews.
            He was a native of Waverly.  He was employed at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center for 21 years and was a member of Johnson’s Temple First Born Church.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WATKINS, Marcus E.
The Brunswick News; Thursday 18 February 1915; pg. 1 col. 2

M.E. WATKINS, FORMER RESIDENT, PASSES AWAY

            M.E. Watkins, a former resident of this city, died in Jacksonville Tuesday night.  The deceased spent all of his life here until a few months ago, when he went to Jacksonville to accept a position as marine engineer.  His father was the late W.N. Watkins, an old resident of this city, and he held many important official positions in the city and county government.
            The deceased was 45 years old and leaves a wife and a number of relatives in this city.  It was expected that the interment would be in this city, but no positive information has been received up to last night, so the arrangements are still in doubt as to where the burial will take place.

The Brunswick News; Friday 19 February 1915; pg. 5 col. 3

Funeral Today—The funeral of the late Marcus E. Watkins, who died in Jacksonville Wednesday, will take place this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the residence of P. Horan, 1519 Lee street, Rev. W.H. Chapman, of the Presbyterian church, officiating.  The interment will be in Palmetto cemetery.  The body of Mr. Watkins arrived in the city from Jacksonville yesterday afternoon.

WATKINS, William Walter
The Brunswick Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 10 January 1885; pg. 6 col. 4

DEATH OF W.W. WATKINS

            Mr. W.W. Watkins, of this city, died on Thursday last, after a protracted illness.  He has been in declining health for months past.  Mr. Watkins has been identified with this city for a number of years.  He was for a long time a member of the City Council, and at the time of his death was a member of the Board of Commissioners of Pilotage.  He leaves a wife and one son.

WATSON, A.R.
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 3 No. 1; Wednesday 27 June 1877; pg. 3, col. 1

            Mr. A.R. Watson, local editor Macon Telegraph and Messenger, is dead.

WATTS, Alexander (aka Alexander Wellman)
The Brunswick News; Friday 19 December 2003; pg. 4A col. 5

            Alexander Watts, 88, died Monday in Newark, New Jersey.
            A native of Camden County, he was born Dec. 26, 1914.  Retired fro the U.S. Navy, he was also retired from the maintenance department for the city of Newark, NJ.
            The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First A.B. Church yard cemetery at the Fancy Bluff Community with the Rev. M.C. Denegal.
            Pallbearers will include friends of the family.
            Survivors include one brother, James W. Wellman of Brunswick; two sisters, Estell Mells of Miami, and Lillie Watts of Hortense; four nieces and one nephew.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WAVER, John Joseph
The Georgia Telegraph (Macon, GA); Tuesday 24 January 1854; pg. 2 cols. 1 & 2

ANOTHER DESTRUCTIVE FIRE, WITH LOSS OF LIFE

            At 11 o’clock on Saturday night our citizens were aroused by the alarm, which was caused by the burning of the clothing store of D. ABRAHAM & BROTHER, on the South-west corner of Congress and Bernard streets—Market Square.  The building was one of a block of small frame stores, fronting on Congress and Barnard-sts., which were very old and unsightly occupants of one of the best business sites in the city.

            The destruction of the store, in which the fire originated was almost instantaneous, nor was the progress of the flames, as they rapidly penetrated through the crevices into the adjoining stores, easily to be arrested.  The whole block was soon enveloped in one solid sheet of fire, threatening imminent danger to buildings for squares around, owing to high wind which was prevailing at the time, and the large glowing embers that were borne on it in all directions.
            The firemen came promptly, hastening to the scene from all directions.  The intense heat for a time forbade approach to the burning store; efforts were then directed to prevent the spread of the flames beyond those points where it was evident no exertions could subdue them.  There being so little water in the cistern, that the suction hose could not reach it, the engines were at that point without a supply, and the firemen were forced to resort to their axes and hooks, with which they attempted to demolish the frame buildings on the west, adjoining those already on fire.  Those, old and frail as they were, resisted all the efforts the firemen could make to pull them down and were soon enveloped in flames.  The intense heat from the last of these buildings greatly endangered Wm. M. Davidson’s brick building adjoining.  The wall became very much heated but the engine receiving a supply of water from the river brought two streams to bear upon the wall and burning mass, by which alone the fire was restrained from extending further west.  Had Mr. Davidson’s building got on fire, it is highly probably that the entire block between Broughton and Congress, Barnard and Jefferson-streets, would have been swept off.
            Such was the intense heat from the burning buildings that the remnants of the window-shutters and wood-work of the ruins of the late fire on the opposite side of Barnard-street were ignited.  The market house, which was favored by the wind, was also in imminent danger, and was only saved by the vigilant exertions of the Bucket Company, who kept the roof constantly drenched with water.
            Having seen the flames arrested in this direction we took a survey of the fire from the rear, and penetrated into Congress-street lane, which was filled with property and masses of people nearly to the brick building used as a store-house by Mr. JAS. McINtire, which had taken fire on the roof and was being rapidly consumed.  The firemen we remaking extraordinary exertions to prevent the flames from extending across the lane, and also to prevent the wooden stable in the rear of Mr. DAVIDSON’S brick building from communicating the fire to the brick buildings on Congress-street.  While the work of demolishing the stable, which was already on fire, was going on, and while the firemen were making ready to introduce the hose into the upper window of the burning store-house, by means of a ladder, suddenly there was a terrific explosion knocking down and stunning many in the immediate vicinity, and filling the air with fragments of brick and burning wood.  The effect was thrilling.  The immense mass of people that crowded the lane and adjoining street, recoiled from the scene of ruin.  Three of the walls of the building came down with a tremendous crash, felling to the ground several of the firemen who were around it.  Among those more severly injured by the falling of the wall in the lane, were Mr. John J. Waver, who had his left leg crushed, from which wound he died in an hour afterwards; Mr. Wm. Morrell, who received a severe injury in the leg, Mr. McArthor
had one of his hands badly injured.  Several others received injuries, whose names we do not now remember.
            The demolition of the building by the explosion, materially abated the fire, which was soon after brought under subjection, having consumed Abraham & Brother’s Clothing Store, J.J. Maurice’s Stove and Tin Store, the Cosmolite Inn, Rosenberg’s Clothing Store, L.E. Bick’s Clothing Store, J. McIntire’s Grocery, and J. Phillip’s Fruit Store.  We understand that the buildings and stocks were insured, but to what extent, or in what offices, we were unable to learn.
            The former were owned by Messrs. Kreager & Herb.  We have heard no account of the origin of the fire.
            In regard to the explosion we have heard various statements.  It is the prevailing opinion that it was occasioned by a keg or more of powder in the store of James McIntire, the last building consumed.  The report was very loud, and was heard at a great distance, whilst the concussion stunned many persons near the fire, and broke window-sashes and glass in the surrounding houses.—Savannah News of Yesterday.

[John Joseph Waver was the first Captain of the Germania Fire Company, organized 2 December 1857 in Savannah, Chatham, Georgia; he lost his life while battling the fire described above—ALH]

WAVER, Mary Frances Eliza (Connerat)
The Savannah Daily Republican (Savannah, GA); Wednesday 26 March 1851; pg. 2 col. 7

FUNERAL INVITATION—The Friends and Acquaintances of Mrs. & Mr. JNO J. WAVER, of Jos. V. CONNERAT, and of Jno. LAMB(?), are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of the former from her residence, corner of York and Jefferson-streets, This Morning, at 10 o’clock.

WAY, Corinne (Quarterman)
The Brunswick News; Monday 25 June 1945; pg. 8 col. 2

MRS. A.M. WAY PASSES AWAY IN ATLANTA SUNDAY

            Mrs. Corinne Quarterman Way, wife of Albert M. Way, well known and prominent Brunswick woman, passed away in an Atlanta hospital Sunday morning at 11 o’clock after an illness of four months.  Mrs. Way had been in the Atlanta hospital for some time, and during the past few weeks her condition was such that little hope was entertained for her recovery.
            Born January 25, 1877, in Walthourville, Liberty county, Mrs. Way was a member of an old and well known family in that county.  She was married to Mr. Way in September, 1898, and since that time had made her home in Brunswick.
            Mrs. Way was an active member of the First Presbyterian church, and had been associated with many local women’s organizations of the church.  She was also a prominent member of the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, having served as its regent, first vice regent, registrar and librarian, being vice regent at the time of her death.  She was greatly interested in civic and community affairs and gave her support to all worthwhile endeavors.
            Besides her husband, Mrs. Way is survived by two children, Lieut. (jg) Corinne Q. Way, stationed at the Naval Hospital at Dublin, Ga., and Capt. William A. Way, Army Air Force, who arrived from the European area by air in time to be at his mother’s bedside before her death.  Other relatives include one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Way, and the following nieces and nephews:  Norman A. Way, Miss Caroline Way, Mrs. A.H. Reu, all of Brunswick, and Moultrie Cromwall, of Pigeon Cove, Mass.
            Funeral services will be held at the First Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon at 5 o’clock, the Rev. T.L. Harnsberger officiating, and burial will be in Palmetto cemetery.  The following will serve as pall bearers:  Active:  William Bowen, A.J. Mitchelson, M.H. Burroughs, A.M. Harris, J.E. Lambright, Dr. C.B. Greer; honorary, Claud Dart, E.W. Dart, M.L. McKinnon, R.R. MacGregor, R.W. Harper, Bernard Young.  Arrangements are in charge of Mortician Edo Miller.

WAY, Gertrude (Cone)
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 13 August 1958; pg. 16 col. 3

MRS. GERTRUDE WAY DIED LAST NIGHT

            Mrs. Gertrude Cone Way, 80, died last night at the home of a daughter, Mrs. T.P. O’Hara, 3307 Jekyll Avenue, Goodyear Park, after an illness of several weeks.
            Mrs. Way, a native of South Carolina, had lived with her daughter for the past four years, moving here from Lodge, S.C.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Brunswick.  She was the widow of the late Edward Way.
            Her body is being returned to Walterboro, S.C. by the Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home, where funeral services will be held Friday morning in the chapel of the Parker Funeral Home with interment in Live Oak Cemetery in Walterboro.
            Other survivors besides Mrs. O’Hara are two other daughters, Mrs. Lillian Hamilton, Brunswick, and Mrs. Cecil Murdaugh, Charleston, S.C.; one brother, B.G. Cone, Walterboro; two sisters, Mrs. D.R. Yates, Whiteville, N.C., Mrs. L.A. Grayson, Hardeeville, S.C.  Five grandchildren and five great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Huber Lang, Sr., of Brunswick, also survive.

WAY, Lucy Letitia (Morse)
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 20 August 1919; pg. 1 col. 4

MRS. W.J. WAY DIED THIS MORNING—WELL KNOWN RESDIENT OF BRUNSWICK PASSES AWAY SAVANNAH

            A telegram was received in Brunswick early this morning announcing the death at 1:30 o’clock of Mrs. W.J. Way at St. Josephs Infirmary Savannah.
            Mrs. Way had resided in Brunswick for 39 years and was one of the most widely known and esteemed women in this city.  She was the mother of Mrs. W.H. Weeks and Albert Way, of Brunswick, and Walter Way of Savannah.
            The body of Mrs. Way will arrive in Brunswick tonight and the funeral and interment will take place at a time to be announced later.

The Brunswick News; Thursday 21 August 1919; pg. 1 cols. 3-4

FUNERAL OF Mrs. W.J. WAY—BE HELD THIS AFTERNOON AT 4 O’CLOCK FROM PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

            Funeral services of Mrs. William J. Way will beheld from the First Presbyterian church at 4 o’clock this afternoon, Rev. O.P. Gilbert pastor of the First Baptist church officiating.
            The interment will take place at Oak Grove cemetery, the pallbearers being:  Claude Dart, Frank L. Stacy, G.F. Harvard, R.R. MacGregor, F.W. Schanck and C.A. Taylor.
            The death of Mrs. Way which occurred early Wednesday at an infirmary in Savannah caused the deepest sorrow among her many friends and there were many expressions of sympathy extended the relatives of this lovable woman in their great bereavement.
            Mrs. Way, who was before her marriage Miss Lucy Latetia Morse, was born in South Carolina, 66 years ago, and spent her girlhood days in that state, later attending college at Due West.  After leaving school she moved to Gainesville, Ala., with her parents and there met and married William J. Way.
            Thirty-nine years ago Mr. and Mrs. Way moved to Brunswick and have lived here up to the time of Mr. Way’s death, which occurred three years ago.  Although of a retiring disposition, Mrs. Way took an active part in civic and religious circles and never lost an opportunity to offer aid and encouragement to those about her in distress or sorrow.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian church of Brunswick, since the date it was founded.
            Mrs. Way leaves to mourn her death a daughter and two sons, Mrs. W.H. Meeks [sic] and Albert M. Way of Brunswick, and Walter Way of Savannah.  A brother, Amos B. Morse, of Abbeville, S.C., is expected to arrive this morning to attend the funeral.

WAY, Maud
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 21 June 1879; pg. 3 col. 2

LITTLE MAUD

            The happy home of our neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Chas. F. Way, was saddened, Wednesday last, by the death of their little girl, Maud.  The little one has been suffering from teething for some time, and a change of air was thought necessary, so she was taken to St. Simons Mills, on Monday last.  The change, however, was of no avail and death claimed its victim.  We extend to the bereaved parents, in this their first deep affliction, that sympathy known only to those who themselves have passed through the deep waters.  Weep not, fond parents, your little one is only “gone before.”

WAY, William Jones
The Brunswick News; Friday 30 June 1916; pg. 1 col. 2

PROMINENT MAN PASSES TO REST—W.J. WAY DIES AFTER ILLNESS OF SEVERAL MONTHS

            After an illness of several months, William J. Way, one of the city’s pioneer citizens, died yesterday morning at 10:45 o’clock at his home 1026 Stonewall street.  Death was due to a complication of troubles incident to age.  Mr. way was 71 years old and his health had been declining for several months although his condition was not thought serious until about two months ago, when he began to sink gradually.
           Mr. Way was one of Brunswick’s oldest and most highly esteemed citizens.  He was born in Waynesville, Ga., on April 20, 1845, but moved to Brunswick forty-three years ago and has made this his home.
            He is survived by his wife and three children.  They are Walter H. Way of Savannah; Albert H. Way of Brunswick, and Mrs. W.H. Meeks, of Brunswick.  Mr. Way was a Confederate Veteran and a member of Oglethorpe lodge, Knights of Pythias, which lodge will take part in the funeral services.
            The funeral will be held from the Presbyterian church, of which the deceased was an active member for many years, at 4 o’clock this afternoon and interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery.
            The Confederate veterans will attend the services in a body.  The following will be the pall bearers:  J.B. Tait, G.F. Howard, Claude Dart, T.J. Wright, H.J. Read, J.E. Poore, C.L. Bloodworth and A.M. Calder.

WEAVER, Captain
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 14 May 1897

CAPTAIN DIES AT BRUNSWICK—Maine Man’s Body Will Be Taken Home for Burial.

            Brunswick, Ga., May 13.—(Special.)—Captain Weaver, of the American schooner Myra B.B. Weaver, died here today.  His home is in Bath, Me.  The body has been embalmed and will be taken home for burial.
            A new master will be sent out to take command of the vessel.
            Captain Weaver had been trading in the West Indies for some time and his body was full of malaria.
            Local Masons and others did all in their power to save him.

WECHSLER, Maj. Henry
Americus Weekly Recorder (Americus, GA); Friday 11 October 1889; pg. 4 col. 4

DEATH OF AN OLD CITIZEN

            Mr. Chas. Ansley is in receipt of an obituary card announcing the death of Maj. H. Wechsler, formerly a citizen of Americus. Some years ago Maj. Wechsler was well and popularly known in this community, being engaged in the dry goods and clothing business. His old stand was where the drug store of Fleetwood & Co. now is, on the corner of Cotton Avenue and Forsyth street. The old gentleman has a host of friends here who still remember him and will grieve to learn of his decease.

WEED, William C.
The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, GA); Sunday 22 October 1893; pg. 16 col. 4

FIVE DIE IN ONE DAY—The Death Wagon Rattles O’er the Streets from Morn Till Night—MINISTERS HURRY FROM BED TO BED—Messengers Wait at the Doors to Summon Them from One Chamber of Death to Another—The Pestilence Spreads.

            Brunswick, Ga., October 21.—(Special.)—Death did its work today, and tonight, beneath the sod in Oak Grove cemetery, five victims of the yellow plague sleep within its arms.  Three more are beyond the power of earthly skill to save.  Down Brunswick’s streets today the dead wagon moved rapidly, carrying the unfortunates to the graves that awaited them.  Back and forth the wagon passed, and as one grave was filled another was dug beside it.  The ministers, from early dawn, drove rapidly to the bedsides of their people; but their prayers could not save the lives they so anxiously watched passing away.  As the breath left the body of one, a messenger stood at the door waiting to direct the ministers to another.  They were powerless to save, and could only pray.  Noble, self-sacrificing ministers, He above alone knows all the good work they have done today.  As the newspaper men hurried fro house to house, getting a list of the dead and dying, they, at least, saw something of their labors.  The ministers of Brunswick, known now throughout the land, can die, should it be ordered, with the consciousness that they labored through famine, pestilence and death for their people’s sake, and at the throne of God, when their time comes, none can doubt, who knows their work, the reward that will await them.  In the golden book, the names of Thompson, Cook, Hennessey, Winn and Perry will shine with a light that cannot be dimmed, for their record is one of noble deeds.  C.W.D.

DYING RAPIDLY—The Pestilence Breaks Its Previous Records at Brunswick

            Brunswick, Ga., October 21.—There were officially reported today five deaths and forty-nine new cases, the record breaker of the epidemic.  The dead on the list are:  Whites—Burr Winton, Herman Grundy, Alexander Pritchard and Mrs. Oberlauter.
            At 9:30 o’clock tonight William C. Weed died.  He was a victim of imprudent nursing.  His nurse, through feeling for the man begging for food, like all yellow fever patients do, gave him, against the physician’s orders, some nourishing food.  He might have been saved had this not been done.
            The new cases are:  Whites, in Brunswick, 7; Hilda Poulsen, Bessie Firth, Samuel Silverstein, W.A. Line, Thomas Mulligan, F. McC. Brown and Mrs. Currie.
            Whites, on St. Simon’s, 3—Thomas Lambright, Monroe Lambright and Mrs. Taylor, making the total new cases of whites 10.
            To the official lists of deaths should be added one that occurred this afternoon, Lytton Hazelhurst, a negro boy on North Amherst street.
            Besides this a negro child, Pinkie Wilson, died and her death certificate, issued October 18th by Dr. Robert Hazelhurst, read:  “Cause of death, yellow fever; dead before physician reported her.”  This death, although occurring three days ago, has never been reported.
            This makes a total of seven yellow fever deaths that should be counted today.  Two others are hourly expected to die, Ernest George and Adolph Lavine.  There is no possible hope for them.  Two other deaths occurred today, Essie Beckman, a negro child, and Mrs. Scranton, but neither from yellow fever.
            The warm weather following the few days of rain and the cool spell has brought the disease rapidly to the front.  There are now 258 under treatment, 60 white and 198 colored.  The outlook is not cheering for twenty-five days yet.  When the dread of famine seems to be disappearing and the people are breathing easier deaths roll up and the fever increases alarmingly.
            One new case is reported at Jesup today, a son of R.W. Tindall, white.
            Four patients were discharged.  Six are now under treatment.

WELCH, Emerson Sr.
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 9 July 1996; pg. 3A col. 3

EMERSON WELCH SR. SERVICE WEDNESDAY

        The funeral for Emerson Welch Sr., 79, of Brunswick will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Paul A.M.E. Church with the Rev. Richard Q. Ward officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
        He died Friday at his residence.
        Pallbearers will be friends of the family.  Honorary pallbearers are officers of the church.
        The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to the service.
        Surviving are three sons, Emerson Welch Jr., Charles Welch and James Thomas, all of Brunswick; a daughter, E. Carolyn Jones of St. Marys; two brothers, George Welch and Booker T. Welch, both of Waycross; three sisters, Ruby Tyson of Cambridge Heights, N.Y., Petronia Hunt of Ocala, Fla., and Freddie Lee Welch of Springfield Gardens, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
        The Ware County native had retired from the plumbing industry and was a member of the St. Paul A.M.E. Church.
        Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WELD, Charles
The Brunswick Advocate; 9 November 1837

            We understand that Mr. Charles Weld, of Brunswick, in this State, was one of the unfortunate sufferers on board the steamer Home.  He was on his way to Brunswick, in Georgia, where he intended to remove his family in the Spring. (Portland Advertiser; Maine)

WELLBROOK, George
The Brunswick Call; Saturday 4 March 1899; pg. 1 col. 5

BULLET IN BRAIN—Jacksonville Man Shoots Himself in a Store—The Young Fellow Was Well Known in Charleston—Disappointment in Love the Cause.

            Jacksonville, March 3.—Weary of life’s burdens, George Wellbrook, a young man twenty-three years of age, sent a bullet crashing through his brain today.
            This morning at 11:10 o’clock, the people in the neighborhood of W.F. Seeba’s grocery and saloon, corner of Main and State streets, heard the report of a pistol shot, and upon investigation found that young Welbrook [sic], who was a clerk in this grocery store, had, with a 38 calibre revolver, fired a ball into his right temple.  Drs. Smith and Hill were at once summoned and pronounced the wound a fatal one.  When a reporter entered the store, a sad and most pathetic scene was witnessed.  Young Wellbrook lay dying in a pool of his own blood, while Sister Mary Ann was devoutly offering prayers at his side.
            Welbrook [sic] is a native of Charleston, and came to this city about nine months ago and has been employed most of the time at Nick Jousi’s[?] in Riverside.  He accepted a position with Mr. Seeba a week ago, and was of a cheerful disposition and an intelligent young man.  He was unfortunately addicted to the liquor habit and for two or three days past has been imbibing too freely.
            A friend who was present this morning said that a day or two ago Welbrook [sic] told him of his devotion for a young woman of Charleston, whom he was anxious to marry, and he was expecting every day to receive a letter from her either rejecting or accepting his offer, and in talking over this matter he said:  “My future all depends upon her answer.”

WELLMAN, Dollie (Parland)
The Brunswick News; Friday 9 May 1997; pg. 3A col. 5

DOLLIE P. WELLMAN DIES WEDNESDAY

            Dollie Parland Wellman, 86, of Brunswick died Wednesday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The funeral will be 4 p.m. Saturday at the First African Baptist Church of Fancy Bluff with the Rev. M.C. Denegal officiating.  Burial will follow at the churchyard cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service.
            Pallbearers will be Ronald Muchison, Marshall Muchison, Terrence Wellman, Michael Muchison, Bruce Smith, Charles Perkins, Craig Jackson, Otha Fuller, Carl Muchison and Rene Wellman.  Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
            Surviving are her husband, James Wesley Wellman Sr. of Fancy Bluff; two sons, James W. Wellman Jr. of Miami, Fla., and Thomas J. Wellman of Brunswick; four daughters, Ethel W. Bryant of Jacksonville, Fla., Naomi Muchison of Brunswick, Dorcas Everette of Neptune, N.J., and Rose W. Poole of Seaford, Del.; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
            She was a member of the First African Baptist Church, the Mount Olive Chapter, No. 52 Order of Eastern Star (Prince Hall).  She was a homemaker.

WELLMAN, James W. Jr.
The Brunswick News; Friday 28 February 2003; pg. 4A col. 4

            James W. Wellman Jr., 75, of Miami died Feb. 22.
            The funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First African Baptist Church in Fancy Bluff with the Rev. M.C. Denegal officiating.  Burial will follow in the churchyard cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be nephews of the family.
            Surviving are his father, James W. Wellman Sr. of Fancy Bluff; a brother, Thomas J. Wellman of Brunswick; four sisters, Ethel S. Bryant of Jacksonville, Naomi Muchison of Brunswick, Dorcas Everette of Neptune, N.J., and Rose W. Poole of Seaford, Del.; and several nieces and nephews.
            Mr. Wellman, a Glynn County native, was a veteran of the U.S. Army.  He was retired from the City of Miami Maintenance Department.  Mr. Wellman was a member of the First African Baptist Church in Fancy Bluff.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WELLMAN, James Wesley
The Brunswick News; Thursday 14 October 2004; pg. 4A col. 3

            James Wesley Wellman, 97, died Oct. 8 at his residence.
            A native of Camden County, Mr. Wellman was a retired landscape gardener.  He was a member of First African Baptist Church where he served as chairman of the deacon board.  He was a member of Mt. Olive Lodge No. 228.
            The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at First African Baptist, Fancy Bluff, with the Revs. M.C. Denegal and T.L. Benton officiating.
            Interment will be in the First African Baptist Churchyard Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be Otha Fuller, Craig Jackson, Carl Muchison, Marshall Muchison, Michael Muchison, Ronald Muchison, Charles Perkins, Bruce Smith, Rene Wellman, Rodney Wellman and Terrance Wellman.
            Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of First African Baptists Church and members of Mt. Olive Lodge No. 228, PHA F. & A.M.
            Mr. Wellman’s body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Prudence Hall Chapel at Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home.
            Survivors include one son, Thomas J. Wellman of Brunswick; four daughters, Ethel S. Bryant of Jacksonville, Naomi Muchison of Brunswick; Dorcas W. Everrett of Neptune, N.J., and Rose W. Poole of Scaford, Del.; two sisters, Estelle Mells of Miami and Lillie Watts of Hortense; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

WELLS, Lizzie (Jenkins)
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 7 February 1978; pg. 2 col. 2

WELLS FUNERAL TO BE WEDNESDAY

            Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Jenkins Wells, 83, who died Feb. 12 in a convalescent home in Bloomfield, Conn., will be held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Waverly with the Rev. L. Butler officiating.
            Interment will follow in the Bennett Cemetery at Waverly.
            Joining the Baptist faith at an early age in Florida, she spent her early years in Nassau County, Fla.; later moving to Waverly.
            Survivors include a son, Harry Jenkins of Bloomfield; a brother, Harry Jenkins of Burnell, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. Phoebe Harold of Yulee, Fla.; an aunt, three nephews, five nieces and a host of grand nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
            Active pallbearers are Harold Swain, J.L. Hamilton, Henry Baker, John Massey, Woodrow Williams and Nolan Frazier.  Honorary pallbearers are deacons of Mt. Calvary.
            Hall’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WEST, Mrs.
The Atlanta Constitution; Thursday 19 October 1876; col. 4

DEATHS AT BRUNSWICK

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

WEST, George
The Brunswick News; Sunday 12 March 1916; pg. 5 col. 4

AN OLD TIMER DEAD—George West, one of the few remaining ante-bellum negroes, died here yesterday and will be buried tomorrow.  West was well known and was held in high esteem by the members of both races.

WESTBERRY, Emma (Teston)
The Brunswick News; Thursday 5 March 1998; pg. 3A col. 4

EMMA T. WESTBERRY SUCCUMBS SUNDAY

            Emma Teston Westberry, 85, of Marshall, Texas, succumbed Sunday.
            The funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday at Taylors United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron Smith officiating.  Burial will follow in Taylors Chapel Cemetery.
            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Taylors United Methodist Church building fund or the American Cancer Society.
            Pallbearers will be Blanton Lovin, Tommy Cox, Hollis Keene, Darvin Popwell, Pete Popwell and tony Teston.
            Surviving are a daughter, Wilma Davis of Marshall; three grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
            She was a native of Wayne County and had been a resident of Brunswick for 52 years before moving to Marshall.  She was a member of Taylors United Methodist Church.

WESTBERRY, William R.
The Brunswick News; Circa 1945

BODY OF SOLDIER EN ROUTE HOME

            The body of a Brunswick soldier who lost his life just nine days before the end of the recent World War is now en route home for reburial.  Mrs. Eva T. Glover, wife of Stoney Glover, 2119 Union Street, yesterday received a telegram advising her that "the remains of your son, the late Pfc. William R. Westberry, are now en route to the United States."
            Pfc. Westberry was fighting in the European area, where he had been for some time, and as stated, he was killed nine days before the war ended.
            The telegram received by his mother yesterday said the definite date of arrival of the body could not be given, but such information will be given three days before the arrival.

WETZEL, Gus S.
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 22 May 1974; pg. 2A col. 1

MISSOURIAN DIES HERE WHILE ON SEA ISLAND

            Dr. Gus. S. Wetzel, 71, a resident of Clinton, Mo., died Tuesday morning while visiting on Sea Island.  The body has been forwarded to Clinton for funeral services and interment with the Consalus Funeral Home in charge.
            Gibson-Hart-Durden Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

WHEELER, Martha R.
The Brunswick Times-Advertiser; Thursday 29 November 1894; pg. 1 col. 2

DIED YESTERDAY—Mrs. Martha Wheeler, wife of Mr. N.B. Wheeler, of this city, died yesterday after a long and wasting illness.  The funeral occurred this morning at 10 o’clock.

WHING, Daniel Jr.
The Brunswick News; Thursday 12 February 1981; pg. 2A col. 1

SERVICES TOMORROW FOR DANIEL WHING JR.

            Services for Daniel Whing Jr. of St. Simons Island who died Sunday will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at the First African Baptist Church of St. Simons with Elder G. Bobby Hall officiating.  Interment will be in The Village Cemetery.
            He was a native of St. Simons and a member of the First African Baptist Church there.
            He is survived by his wife, Pearl Lee Whing, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Whing Sr.; three daughters, Dannie Davis of Lancing, N.J., Marsha Whing of St. Simons; two sisters, Constance Jackson of St. Simons and Mary Hines of Brunswick and two grandchildren.
            Pallbearers will be friends of the family and honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the church.
            The body will be in the church one hour before the service and the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 7 this evening.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WHITAKER, R.W.
The Macon Telegraph; Tuesday 24 December 1861; pg. 2 col. 6

            At Camp Thomson, near Brunswick, Ga., R.W. Whitaker, a member of the Thomson Guards, on the 10th instant, in the 22d year of his age.

WHITE, Benjamin Aspinwall III
The Brunswick News; Monday 31 January 1977; pg. 2A col. 1

B.A. WHITE III DIES AT HOSPITAL AFTER LONG ILLNESS

            Benjamin Aspinwall White III, 71, a resident of East Beach, St. Simons Island, died Sunday at the Brunswick hospital after an extended illness.
            He was a native of Brunswick and a member of Christ Church Frederica.
            Survivors include his widow, Josephine E. White and a daughter, Jen Faith White, both of St. Simons; and three cousins.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, which will be announced later.

[Searched through 10 February and did not find a funeral announcement—ALH]

WHITE, Donald S.
The Brunswick News; Monday 23 March 1953; pg. 10 col. 1

BRUNSWICK MAN, GLYNCO SAILOR DIE IN WRECKS—WEEKEND ACCIDENTS KILL EULIE BYRD AND DONALD WHITE

            Automobile accidents over the weekend claimed the lives of a Brunswick man and a young sailor stationed at Glynco.
            Eulie C. Byrd, 34, Brunswick mechanic, was killed about midnight last night in a collision at Enigma on the Waycross-Tifton Highway.  The accident also stamped out the life of Mr. Byrd’s cousin, Elwood E. Byrd of Folkston.
            Three others also were killed in the Enigma accident and seven were injured, according to the Associated Press.
            Mr. Byrd’s body will be brought back to Brunswick today by the Miller Funeral Home and funeral arrangements will be announced later.
            He formerly was employed by the Coastal Chevrolet Corporation and Bailey Motors.  He resided at 2114 Wolf Street.
            Survivors include his wife and three children.
            The Glynco sailor and his girlfriend lost their lives early Sunday morning in a spectacular head-on auto collision on U.S. 441 near Douglas.  The accident also killed two others.
            Killed were AM 3/c Donald S. White, 22, of Glynco and his pretty 21 year-old girl friend, Miss Faye McClelland of Douglas, Leon H. Tanner, Sr., 54, and Chester H. Taylor, 43, both prominent residents of Douglas.
            The tragedy occurred on the crest of a hill on the Douglas-Pearson Highway, state troopers said.  Both cars were demolished.  White, drive of one of the cars was pinned in the wreckage and Miss McClelland was thrown out of the car.  She died at 5 a.m. Sunday in a Douglas hospital.
            White’s body will be forwarded to his home at Lubbock, Texas, where funeral services will be held.  He had been stationed at Glynco for three months.  He had been in the Navy for two years and is survived by his mother and a brother.
            Funeral services for the other victims will be held tomorrow in Douglas.
            Mr. Tanner was a large turpentine operator, farmer and part-owner of two funeral homes.  Mr. Taylor was an official and an owner of the Coffee County Creamery at Douglas.

WHITE, James Owen III
The Brunswick News; Thursday 30 November 1989; pg. 3A col. 5

JAMES O. WHITE DIES WEDNESDAY IN CHARLESTON

            James Owen White III, 42, died Wednesday at his residence in Charleston.
            The funeral will be held today at 5:30 p.m. in St. James Episcopal Church in Charleston.  Interment will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the White family cemetery in Pearson.
            The family requests that those wishing make memorial contributions to the James O. White III Scholarship Fund of Mason Preparatory School in Charleston, S.C.
            Survivors are his mother, Doris Kight White of Pearson; his wife, Jennifer Waldrop White of Charleston; two sons, James Owen White IV and Christopher C. White of Charleston; a brother, William L. White of Pearson; a sister, Lynn W. Inman of Jacksonville, Fla.; and his maternal grandfather, Otis Lee Kight of Kite.
            He was a native of Douglas.  He was educated at the University of Georgia and received his master’s degree from Georgia Southern College in 1977.  He had been the principal of the lower school at Frederick Academy on St. Simons Island.  At the time of his death, he was the principal of the Mason Preparatory School in Charleston.  He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church.
            J. Henry Stuhr Inc. downtown chapel in Charleston is in charge of arrangements.

WHITE, Jeannette (Goldsmith)
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 26 February 1910

MRS. B.A. WHITE, BRUNSWICK

            Brunswick, Ga., February 25—(Special)—Mrs. B.A. White died this afternoon.  She was 37 years old and is survived by her husband, Captain B.A. White; two children, Benjamin and Jeanette; her father, L. Goldsmith, and three sisters, Mrs. Darby of Sumter, S.C.; Mrs. H.L.B. Wiggins, of Savannah, Ga., and Mrs. J.C. Lehman.  The funeral will be held in this city Saturday afternoon.

WHITE, Dr. Samuel G.
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 2 No. 48; Wednesday 23 May 1877; pg.1, col. 6

            A private telegram from Milledgeville yesterday announced the death of Dr. Samuel G. White, one of the leading members of the medical profession, in his 55th year.  Dr. White had been in Savannah for a week or so and left here (Savannah, Georgia)  for home on Friday night last.  He had been in feeble health for some time, and was impressed with the belief that he had not many days to live, but his friends, more sanguine, were unprepared for the news of his sudden death. 
            Dr. White was a graduate of the Medical College of Philadelphia, was a surgeon of the United States Navy during the war with Mexico.  During the war between the States Dr. White was a surgeon of Cobb's Legion, commanded by the lamented and gallant General T.R.R. Cobb, who was a warm personal friend of the deceased.  For the past ten years Dr. White occupied the honorable position of President of the Medical Board of Georgia, being the successor of his distinguished father, Dr. Benjamin A. White, who was President of that Board for thirty years, and was also Surgeon General of the State of Georgia, and was universally esteemed as an eminent physician and a good man.  The deceased was Past Deputy Grand Master of Masons in Georgia.  He was born in Milledgeville and was about 55 years of age, and leaves a large family and a host of friends to mourn his loss.   SAVANNAH NEWS

WHITE, Scotia Mack
The Brunswick News; Thursday 22 December 1988; pg. 3A col. 5

WHITE FUNERAL TO BE FRIDAY

            The funeral for Scotia Mack White, 82, of Brunswick will be held Friday.  He died Dec. 17 at Medical Arts Center of Coastal Georgia.
            The 1 p.m. rites will be held at St. Ignatius Episcopal Church on St. Simons Island.  The Rev. W.T. Fitzgerald will officiate.  Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be men of the family.
            He is survived by a daughter, Regina W. Gregory of Columbia, Md.; a son, James Scotia White, Sr. of Brunswick; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven nephews and several other relatives.
            He was a lifelong resident of Glynn County.  He was a retired, self-employed businessman, and also retired from the King and Prince Hotel.  He was a member of St. Ignatius Episcopal Church.
            The family will be at he residence, 117 Yorktown Drive.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WHITEFIELD, George
The Boston Commercial Gazette (Boston, MA); Thursday 8 July 1813; pg. 2 col. 4

            At St. Simon’s Island, Mr. George Whitefield, mer[?], aged 24, of the house of Johnson & Whitefield, of Savannah.

WHITFIELD, Bolling
The Atlanta Constitution; Monday 25 July 1921; pg. 5 col. 3

PROMINENT BRUNSWICK LAWYER DIES SUNDAY

            Brunswick, Ga. July 24—(Sepcial)—Judge Bollin Whitfield, one of Brunswick’s oldest and best known lawyers, passed away at his home in this city today at noon.  Judge Whitfield had been in failing health for some time.  This morning he sent to his office for some legal papers, and after looking them over decided to take a short rest.  He died an hour later while asleep.
            Judge Whitfield, well known all over the state, was 70 years of age and has practiced law in Brunswick for about 35 years.  He was division counsel of the A.B. & A and local counsel of the Seaboard Air Line.
            The deceased is survived by his widow and four children, Mrs. Warren H. Reese and Lavergne Whitfield, of Montgomery, Ala.; Captain Eugene B. Whitfield, who is now stationed in Paris, and Mrs. R.G. Hause, who is en route to this country from France.  The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon.

WHITFIELD, Georgia (Brown)
The Brunswick Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 3 October 1885; pg. 3 col. 4

DEATH OF MRS. BOLLING WHITFIELD

            Another home has been saddened by the loss of its choicest jewel; for when the wife and mother is taken how utterly desolate is that home!  Such an one to-day is that of our townsman, Bolling Whitfield.  But last week that home was happy and joyous with loving wife and prattling children.  To-day the wife is cold in death, the children look longingly for mother, and the poor, heartbroken husband and father mourns as one who sees no ray of hope.
            Mrs. Whitfield came among us but a year or two ago, and enjoyed the confidence of all who knew her, but she has been taken, and that suddenly, for she was only sick a few days, and an aching void has been left in the hearts of those who knew her best.  To say that we sympathize is but idle talk, for where is there a heart that does not bleed when afflictions, such as this, overtakes those with whom we associate from day to day.
            Owing to the conditions of the earth from the great rainfall, burial was impracticable.  So the remains were kept a few days until a suitable brick receptacle could be made.

WHITFIELD, Maria (Breedlove)
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.

WIGGINS, George Jr.
The Brunswick News; Monday 6 January 1936; pg. 8 col. 3

TWO-YEAR-OLD BOY DIED LAST NIGHT

            George Wiggins, Jr., 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. G.E. Wiggins, 2601 Union street, died at the home of his parents last night following a brief illness.
            Funeral services were conducted from the home at 2 o’clock this afternoon with the Rev. C.H. Moss, pastor of the Norwich Street Baptist church, officiating.  Interment was in Palmetto cemetery under direction of Edo Miller, mortician.

WIGGINS, Joseph St. Clair
The Brunswick News; Sunday 14 April 1929; pg. 6 col. 4

J.S. WIGGINS, OLD LOCAL RESIDENT, DIED YESTERDAY

            Telegraphic information was received in the city yesterday afternoon of the death of J. St. Clair Wiggins, who passed away in Washington, D.C., yesterday morning.  The telegram did not give any details of his death.
            While he has been a resident of Washington for many years, Mr. Wiggins formerly resided in Brunswick and was a frequent visitor to this city.
            He went with the government in Washington many years ago, and has since resided in that city.  He was a member of a well known south Georgia family and now has a number of relatives in this and adjoining counties.
            Mr. Wiggins was married in this city many years ago to Miss Rebecca Lucas, who survives him.
            Funeral arrangements were not known here yesterday.  The telegram stated, however, that the body, accompanied by the widow, left Washington at 3:40 yesterday afternoon, consequently it will arrive here late this afternoon.  It is expected that the funeral will be held Monday morning.

The Brunswick News; Monday 15 April 1929; pg. 8 col. 2

LATE J.S. WIGGINS BURIED IN CITY THIS AFTERNOON

            The body of the late J. St. Clair Wiggins, who died in Washington on Saturday, arrived in Brunswick this morning and the funeral was held at 3:00 o’clock this afternoon from St. Marks Episcopal church.  The body on arrival, was borne from the A.B. & C. depot to the church, where it remained until the funeral.
            Services were held in Washington before the body left that city, consequently only a short prayer service was held here, after which the remains were interred in the family lot at Oak Grove cemetery.
            Among the out of town relatives and friends here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. H.L.B. Wiggins and son, Col. and Mrs. W.E. Kay and daughter, Mrs. J.W. Pope of Jacksonville.  The following gentlemen acted as pall bearers:  Paul Morton, C.B. Conyers, J.H. Parker, L.A. Robinson, Dr. Holmes Chaney, and C.A. Taylor.
            Out of a family of ten, H.L.B. Wiggins, who is here today, is the only surviving member.  The late St. Clair Wiggins, while being a native of Georgia, had lived in Washington for a number of years, where he was a valued employee of the department of the interior.  He was in his seventy-second year and was eligible for retirement, but on account of his good services a special dispensation for continued service was granted him.
            Mr. Wiggins was taken ill last Monday, and the news of his death came as a surprise to his brother and other relatives.

WILCHAR, Delia (Wiggins)
The Brunswick News; Monday 16 June 1975; pg. 3 cols. 2-3

MRS. WILCHAR RITES TODAY

            Mrs. Delia Wiggins Wilchar, 80, died at the Brunswick hospital Sunday after an extended illness.
            She was a lifelong resident of Glynn County, a member of the Golden Girls, and a charter member of the Blythe Island Baptist Church.
            She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Andrew Tostensen, Fancy Bluff; a son, Robert Ernest Wilchar, Blythe Island; six sisters, Mrs. Bessie Davis, Mrs. Maude Brooks, Mrs. Thelma Willis, Mrs. Bertha Rhoden, all of Blythe Island, Mrs. Frances Savel, Schenectady, N.Y., Mrs. Louise Bodden, British West Indies; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
            Funeral services were this afternoon at the Blythe Island Baptist Church with the Rev. Aulbert Allen officiating, assisted by the Rev Tom Lawrence.  Entombment followed in Palmetto Cemetery.
            Active pallbearers were grandsons and nephews.
            Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WILCHAR, Thomas Doles
The Macon Telegraph (Macon, GA); Tuesday 5 May 1925; pg. 1 col. 5

ENGINEER DIES IN YARD WRECK—Thomas D. Wilchar, Brunswick, Killed When Engine Overturns—TWO OTHERS ARE INJURED

            BRUNSWICK, Ga., May 4—Engineer Thomas D. Wilchar was almost instantly killed.  Kenneth Green, Brakeman, and Robert Sedro fireman, were injured here this afternoon when an Atlantic Coast Line shifting engine turned over in the local yards.
            The engineer was shifting passenger coaches around the city, and the engine, it seems, struck a defective switch and left the track, turning completely over.  The fireman and brakeman, who was riding in the cab, jumped but Engineer Wilchar appears to have been caught in his engine and was badly crushed.  It took two or three people with crowbars to release him from his seat, he being pinned down by a lever.  He died in a few minutes after he was rescued.
            The engine ripped up a portion of the tracks and then from the force of the coaches behind turned completely around as it overturned.  Engineer Wilchar has been a resident of Brunswick all of his life and an employee of the Coast Line for 38 years.  He is survived by his widow.

WILDES, Mark F.
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 5 July 1961; pg. 12 col. 3

MARK F. WILDES SUCCUMBS AT 82

            Mark F. Wildes, 82, of Rt. 2, Nahunta, died Monday afternoon at the residence of a daughter, Mrs. L.T. Wasdin, at Winokur.
            The native of Charlton County was a retired farmer.  Wildes was a descendant of one of the survivors of the families killed by the Indians in the Wildes Massacre.
            Survivors are Mrs. Wasdin and three other daughters, Mrs. R.M. Thomas, Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. W.C. Scott, Morrisville, Pa., Miss Mattie Lou Wildes, Atlanta; two sons, Lacey M. Wildes, Bon Aire, Ga., Woodrow Wildes, Brunswick; a sister, Mrs. Mary Prescott, Folkston; three brothers, Chesteen Wildes, Alma, R.H. Wildes, Folkston, H.D. Wildes, Brunswick; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.
            Chambless Funeral Home, of Nahunta, is in charge.

WILDER, Charlotte R. (Sherman)
The Brunswick Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 3 November 1888; pg. 4 col. 1

            Mrs. E.R. [sic] Wilder, of this city, died last evening after a long illness at the residence of her son-in-law, Capt. Ben Fahm.  Her funeral will take place to-morrow evening at the Methodist church.

WILDER, George Oscar
The Brunswick Call; Thursday 3 January 1901; pg. 1 col. 5

DEATH OF MR. GEORGE WILDER—Passed Away Monday Night After a Lingering Illness.

            After a lingering illness, Mr. George Oscar Wilder passed peacefully to his rest at 9:45 o’clock Monday night.
            At 9:30 o’clock, Tuesday, the funeral services, which were held at the family residence, 1208 Prince street, were conducted by Rev. Rainey, of the Episcopal church.  A funeral anthem was beautifully sung by the Madame Stacy and Mr. Lamance, with a sweet and soothing organ accompaniment by Mrs. Bays.
            The large assembly of friends, and the profusion of rare and lovely flowers, which covered the casket, testified to the high esteem in which the deceased was held by the community.
            The pall-bearers were Mr. A.C. Banks, Mr. Wm. Baker, Mr. Aleck Peters, Mr. wm. Nightengale [sic], Mr. H.M. King and Mr. N. Emanuel.
            The services were conducted at oak Grove cemetery, where the interment was made.
            Mr. Wilder’s native place was Clinton, Mass., where he was born May 2d, 1844.  his early life was spent in Holliston, Mass., where he received a good mercantile education.  At the age of eighteen, when volunteers were called for, he enlisted as private  in the 15th Massachusetts regiment, but rapidly rose to the rank of 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant, which rank he held when the war ended, thus giving four years of his early manhood to the service of his country.
            In 1871, Mr. Wilder came to Brunswick, where he and his family have since resided most of the time.  He was for many years associated with the firm of Cook Bros., and has always been identified with the lumber interests of Brunswick.
            In character, he was extremely generous and sympathetic, genial and happy with his friends, a devoted husband indulgent parent.
            He leaves a wife and one son, A. Fred. Wilder and family, and many friends to mourn his loss.

WILDER, J.W.
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 3 No. 22; Wednesday 28 November 1877; pg. 3, col. 2
 

ANOTHER DEATH

            We are pained to announce the death of Mr. J.W. Wilder, for several years past a resident of this city.  He had been complaining for weeks past, and on Friday night last was seized with a fit and died soon after.  He was buried on Sunday morning with Masonic honors.  We extend to his family our kindest sympathy in their sad affliction.

WILDES, Zona (Johns)
The Brunswick News; Monday 22 June 1959; pg. 16 col. 3

MRS. ZONA WILDES DIES IN NAHUNTA

        Mrs. Zona Johns Wildes, 73, of Route 2, Nahunta, died Sunday at her residence after a long illness.
        She was the daughter of the late Franklin and Celeste Dowling Johns and a lifelong resident of Brantley County.
        Survivors are her husband, Mark F. Wildes; four daughters, Mrs. R.M. Thomas of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. L.T. Wasdin of Folkston, Mrs. W.C. Scott of Morrisville, Pa., and Miss Mattie Lou Wildes, of Atlanta; two sons, Woodrow W. Wildes, of Brunswick and Lacey M. Wildes, of Bonair; a sister, Mrs. Cora Herrin, of Thomasville; two brothers, Jeff Johns and W. Rock Johns, both of Nahunta; ten grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
        Funeral services will be held at the graveside in Knox Cemetery Tuesday at 11 a.m., conducted by the Rev. E.P. Corbitt and the Rev. Lester Edgy.
        The body was taken to the residence this afternoon.  Chambliss Funeral Home of Nahunta is in charge.

WILKES, Dr. James Clinton
The Brunswick News; Saturday 25 July 1969; pg. 11 col. 6

WILKES RITES TO BE HELD ON MONDAY

        Funeral services for Dr. James Clinton Wilkes who died Thursday at the local hospital, will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday at St. Athanasius Episcopal Church, with Rev. T.P. Martin officiating.
        A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Wilkes had practiced dentistry here for the past 15 years.  He resided on St. Simons Island.
        He was a graduate of West Virginia State College and Howard University of Dentistry, and also had studied at the University of Florence in Italy.  He was a member of the Glynn, Chatham County, Georgia and American Dental Associations, and the American Society of Dentistry for Children.
        He served on the board of directors for the United Community fund, and was a past president of the Glynn Council on Human Relations.  He served as lay leader at the St. Athanasius Episcopal Church.
        Survivors locally include his wife, the former Josephine Freeman of Savannah; a son and five daughters.  Other survivors include his mother and a brother in Pennsylvania.
        The Darien Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

WILLIAMS, Alex A.
The Atlanta Constitution; Thursday 19 October 1876; col. 4

DEATHS AT BRUNSWICK

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

WILLIAMS, C. Clay
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 29 October 1881; pg. 3 col. 4

DEATH OF CAPT. CLAY WILLIAMS

            It matters little when the summons comes—in youth or middle age or even in old age, it brings with it sadness and sorrow.  Such were our thoughts last Monday when we followed the remains of our townsman, Captain Clay Williams, to his last resting place.  Cut down while yet in the prime of life, he leaves many to mourn his loss, among them the wife of his bosom, six children, an aged father, a brother, four sisters and a host of friends.  He was buried from the Presbyterian church, and escorted to the cemetery by a large concourse of people, conspicuous among whom were his old comrades in arms, the Brunswick Riflemen, who acted as pall bearers.

WILLIAMS, Charles Franklin
The Brunswick News; Friday 26 November 1992; pg. 3A col. 6

            The funeral for Charles Franklin Williams of Atlanta will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Emanuel Baptist Church on St. Simons Island with the Rev. R.J. Leggett officiating.  Burial will be in Union Memorial Cemetery.
            He died Nov. 22 at his residence.
            Pallbearers will be friends of the family and officers of the church will serve as honorary pallbearers.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to the service and the family will receive friends from 7 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
            Surviving are his mother, Ophelia Williams of St. Simons; six brothers, Albert Jones, Jonathan Williams, Randolph Williams, Samuel Williams Jr. and James Williams, all of Brunswick, and Michael Williams of East Orange, N.J.; three sisters, Julia Mae Williams of Brunswick, and Margaret Massey of Waverly; and several nieces and nephews.
            The Glynn County native was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church on St. Simons.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAMS, Dennis C. Jr.
The Brunswick News; Saturday 29 April 1972; pg. 14 col. 6

THREE DEATHS, INJURY RESULT FROM COLLISION

            Three local men are dead today and another hospitalized with multiple broken bones as a result of an early morning two-car collision on the F.J. Torras causeway.
            City police said Lester Grovner, 29, of 309 Amherst St., Dennis C. Williams Jr., 28, of 1826 Lee St., and Timothy Hillery, 25, of 2212 Wolf St. were dead on arrival at the Brunswick hospital early this morning.
            Grovner was driver of the car in which the three men were riding when it was struck in the front by a vehicle operated by 23 year old Steve R. Anderson of Glynvilla Apts. according to police reports.
            Police said the Grovner vehicle was traveling east on the causeway and the Anderson auto was traveling west.
            According to police reports, the Anderson vehicle left approximately 129 feet of skid marks before crossing the center line into the path of the Grovner car.
            Police said after the collision Anderson’s vehicle caught fire.  Anderson was thrown a few feet from the burning vehicle they said.
            Police estimated $2,150 damage to the Grovner vehicle and $1,895 to the Anderson automobile.
            Anderson is reportedly in “fairly good” condition at the Brunswick hospital.
            Police offered no explanation as to why Anderson might have skidded into the other lane.

WILLIAMS, Floyd
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 27 December 1884; pg. 6 col. 2

            In an altercation last Wednesday night, between Jim Carter and Floyd Williams, over the price of a piece of meat, Carter shot Williams, from the effects of which wound Williams died.  Carter took leg bail and has not been heard of since.

WILLIAMS, Nettie Winch (Finch)
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 22 May 1974; pg. 2A col. 1

MRS. FINCH SUCCUMBS; RITES SET TOMORROW

            Mrs. Nettie Winch Williams, 75, a resident of 509 Gordon Retreat Road, St. Simons Island, died Saturday at the Brunswick hospital after a short illness.
            Funeral services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Harlem Church of God in Heaven.  Burial will follow at Stranger’s Cemetery on St. Simons Island.
            She is survived by two sons, Mack Williams, St. Simons Island, and the Rev. C.W. Williams, LaGrange; one brother, Roosevelt Finch, Lyons; eight grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

[This article was titled with the name of “Finch Succumbs” and written about Nettie whose maiden name was possibly Finch.  I don’t know where the name “Winch” came from—ALH]

WILLIAMS, Rebecca
The Brunswick News; Friday 9 May 1997; pg. 3A col. 4

REBECCA WILLIAMS FUNERAL SATURDAY

            The funeral for Rebecca Williams, 86, of Brunswick will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First Bryant Baptist Church with the Rev. W.L. Phillips officiating.  Burial will follow at Rising Daughter Cemetery.
            She died May 3 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service.
            Pallbearers will be International F&AM Masons.  Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the church.
            Surviving are a son, Albert Williams of Summerton, S.C.; five daughters, Daisy Walton, Louise Baker, Catherine Lewis, Lillie Beckham and Gloria Wilson, all of Brunswick; four brothers, Woodrow Williams and Ed Williams, both of Waverly; Roosevelt Williams of Fernandina Beach, Fla., and Johnnie Williams of Miami, Fla.; two sisters, Edith Scarlett and Ruthie Mae Sharp, both of Miami; 27 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 33 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
            She was a member of the church choir and the deaconess board.  She was a retired hospital laundry room worker.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIAMS, Robert
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 30 August 1879; pg. 3 col. 4

FATAL SHOT

            On Tuesday afternoon last about half past two o’clock, we were sitting in our office and heard a pistol fire.  Seeing a crowd gathering in front of Mr. Robt. Williams’ house, just across the street from the livery stables, we hastened thither and see lying on the floor the body of Mr. Williams; a pistol on the floor and a blackened spot on his vest, just over the heart, told the tale.  The evidence before the Coroner’s jury seemed to lead to the belief that the shot was accidental, nine of them concurring in this opinion; the remaining three, however, seemed to think it intentional.  Mrs. Noble was the only one present when he shot himself, but was not looking at him when he fired, so she is not able to say whether the deed was accidental or intentional.  Some persons tell of recent remarks of his that would seem to indicate a determination on his part to do some such deed.  In the absence of any positive proof in this direction, let us throw the mantle of charity over the affair and, giving him the benefit of the doubt, conclude as the nine jurors, that his death was accidental.  The unfortunate man leaves to or three children and his aged parents to mourn his untimely end.
            Below we give the jury’s
            VERDICT:
            We the jury, find that R.F. Williams came to his death by a pistol shot, held in his own hand accidentally, August 26th, 1879 nine concurring in accidental shot and three as intentional.

WILLIAMS, Sandy
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 22 September 1953; pg. 3 col. 3

AGED NEGRO DIES—Sandy Williams, lifelong Negro resident of St. Simons Island, died at his home Sunday at the age of 90.  He was well respected by both white and colored friends, and was chairman of the board of Emanuel Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be held at the church Thursday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, burial to be in King Cemetery on the island.  Hall’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

DIED--At the residence of Dr. Fort, in this county, on Saturday, 16th June, Mrs. Sarah Williams, consort of R.F. Williams, of Brunswick, Georgia, at 28 years.   EASTMAN TIMES.

WILLIAMS, William
Darien Timber Gazette; Saturday 26 September 1885; pg. 3 col. 3

Judge Wm. Williams, of Brunswick, died in that city a few days since, aged 85 years.  He was well known in Darien.

WILLIAMSON, E.R.
The Atlanta Constitution; Tuesday 15 May 1888; pg. 2 col. 1

            The family of Colonel John R. Williamson, living across the river from Brunswick in the Fancy Bluff neighborhood, returned home from church, and the little six-year-old boy was placed on a bed to take a noon-day nap, while waiting the preparation of dinner.  Another of the children is a boy nine years old, who shows unmistakable signs of mental weakness.  The report of a gun was suddenly heard in the room where the little fellow was sleeping and the family rushed thither in alarm.  A sister was the first to reach the door, and upon the threshold she met the half-witted boy, who said, in apparent unconcern, “Oh, it’s all right—nobody hurt.”  But her eyes told her better.  On the bed lay the lifeless body of her little brother, with his head literally blown to pieces, and the bed saturated with his blood and brains.  On closer examination, however, the youthful fratricide admitted that he had shot his brother, but “didn’t go to do it.”  The family are, of course, almost crazy with grief over the terrible occurrence.

WILLIAMSON, George D.
The Georgia Weekly Telegraph (Bibb County); Friday 21 June 1861; pg. 1 col. 5

THE SECOND GEORGIA REGIMENT

            This Regiment stationed near Brunswick we learn from the Regimental Journal has sustained its first loss in the death of private George Williamson, of the Banks county Guards, on the 14th.  His remains were interred in the Brunswick cemetery, with appropriate military honors.

WILLIAMSON, John Robert M.
The Brunswick News; Saturday 11 November 1933; pg. 8 col. 3

J.R.M. WILLIAMSON PASSES AWAY HERE

            John Robert M. Williamson, 73 years of age, a resident of Glynn county for many years, died Friday afternoon at the home of his sister, Mrs. Laura C. Manoe, 508 First avenue.  He had been ill for some time but had improved and had returned to his country home near Fancy Bluff.  He was stricken again Friday morning and returned to his sister’s home, where he died a short time after he arrived.
            The deceased was born in Screvin [sic] county, but lived the greater part of his life in this county, where he was well known and popular among a large number of friends.  He was a man of high Christian character and for years was a member of the Methodist church.
            Mr. Williamson is survived by one sister, Mrs. Manoe, one half-sister, Mrs. Ivan Burney, of Florida, and two half brothers, Benjamin Williamson and J.E. Williamson, of White Oak.  A number of other relatives also survive.
            Funeral services will be held at the old family burial ground near Fancy Bluff at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. A.W. Rees, with Mortician J.D. Baldwin in charge of the funeral.  Pall bearers will be Frank Scarlett, Tom Matthews, R.M. Ricks, Peter Knudson [sic], John Dubberly, J.R. McQuaig.

WILLIAMSON, Rodie
 The Brunswick News; Friday 29 November 1935; pg. 6 col. 3

AGED BRUNSWICK RESIDENT DIES

            Mrs. Rodie Williamson, 77, died at her home at 60? M street at 12:30 o’clock this morning following an extended illness.
            She is survived by two sons, Bill Williamson, of Odum, and John Williamson, of Florida; four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Nelson and Mrs. W.P. Bailey, Brunswick; Mrs. Bertha Weaver, Jesup, and Mrs. Lorena Riggins, Brunswick.
            Funeral services will be held at 4 o’clock this afternoon from the home with the Rev. Charles H. Moss officiating.  Interment will be in Palmetto cemetery under the direction of Baldwin and Edge Morticians.

WILLIS, John William
The Brunswick News; Monday 6 September 1982; pg. 3 col. 2

JOHN W. WILLIS DIES ON SATURDAY

            John William Willis, 65, of 920 Wolfe St. died Saturday at the Brunswick hospital.
            He was a native of New Bern, N.C. and had been a resident of Glynn County since 1949.  He was a veteran of World War II serving in the Navy.  He was retired from Brunswick Pulp and Paper Co. with 25 years service.
            He is survived by four nieces, Mrs. Ann Weems, New Bern, N.C., Mrs. Linda Walton, Tarboro, N.C., Mrs. Shelby Perry, and Mrs. Mildred Jarvis both of Pennsylvania; and a nephew, Charles W. Willis, Trenton, N.C.
            Services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Scott Poole officiating.  Interment will follow in Palmetto Cemetery.
            Active pallbearers will be Leon Lowery, Edward Foster, Manuel Loudermilk, Harvey Burney, Don Williams, Leroy Tindall, Guy McNabb, and John Browning.
            Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. W.O. Inman, Dr. W.A. Snyder, Dr. H.D. Jones, Dr. A.W. Strickland, Brian Berrie, E.J. Higginbotham, Chester Betts, and all personnel of Brunswick Pulp and Paper Co.
            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. Tuesday.
            Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WILLIS, Maude (Ribron) Keckley Turner
The Brunswick News; Monday 1 June 1964; pg. 14 col. 6

MRS. MAUDE WILLIS TAKEN BY DEATH

            Mrs. Maude Turner Willis, 59, died last night at the Brunswick hospital after an extended illness.
            She was born in Camden County but had lived in Brunswick most of her life.  She was a member of Wesleyan Methodist Church and resided with her son at 199 Wages Road.
            Surviving is one son Gerald Turner of Brunswick; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Georgia Strickland, Jacksonville, and Mrs. Ella Murta of Brunswick.
            Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the chapel of the Gibson-Hart-Durden Funeral Home with the Rev. Dewey Atkins officiating.  Interment will be in Palmetto Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be Lavaughn Strickland, Edwin Strickland, Okay Highsmith, Charlie Pickren, Ralph Moore and H.T. Thomas.
            Honorary:  Floyd Lockhart, Harry Herrin, Robert Ribron, Bill Ribron, Joe Roberson and W.T. Keen.

WILSON, Annie Mae
The Brunswick News; Friday 26 December 1997; pg. 3A col. 6

ANNIE MAE WILSON BURIED TODAY

            A graveside service for former resident Annie Mae Wilson was held today in High Bluff Cemetery with the Revs. Mike Brandenburg and Will Jacobs officiating.
            She died Wednesday at the Baptist Village after a lengthy illness.
            Surviving are her husband, Milton Franklin Wilson of Waycross; two daughters, Genelle Wilson of Waycross and Patricia Wilson of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a son, Donnie Wilson of Hoboken; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and other relatives.
            The Coffee County native made her home in Brunswick for many years before moving to Waycross.
            Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WILSON, Caroline C. (Lang)
The Brunswick News; Sunday 24 April 1932; pg. 8 col. 4

MRS. C.C. WILSON DIED YESTERDAY AT HER HOME HERE

            Mrs. Caroline C. Wilson, who has been ill for some time at her home here, passed away at 9:20 o’clock yesterday morning.  Her condition for the past several days was critical and no hope was held out for her.
            The deceased was born on November 1, 1855, in Camden county, where she spent the early years of her life.  In 1884 she was married to Lysander L. Wilson, of Tenants Harbor, Maine, where she made her home for about 16 years.  Prior to her marriage she resided in Brunswick and after her husband’s death she moved back to this city in 1918 and has since made her home here.
            Mrs. Wilson is survived by one sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Atkinson, and was an aunt of Miss Mamie Atkinson, with whom she lived.  She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews, who reside in Camden county and Florida.
            Funeral services will be held from the residence, 129 Grant street, at 4 o’clock this afternoon, conducted by Rev. A.W. Rees, pastor of the First Methodist church, of which the deceased was a member.  Mortician Edo Miller will be in charge of the funeral and interment will be in Oak Grove cemetery.
            The pall bearers will be the following:  T.A. Ford, T.E. Glover, J.J. Farrell, S. Hadley Brown, W.H. Wood, Wilbur Keany.

WILSON, Isadore
The Brunswick News; Monday 12 January 1987; pg. 3A col. 4

FUNERAL TUESDAY FOR ISADORE WILSON

            Isadore Wilson Sr., 75, of Sapelo Island, died Thursday at Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
            The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Luke Baptist Church, Sapelo Island, with the Rev. Anderson Jones officiating.  Burial will be in Behavior Cemetery.  The boat will leave Meridian dock at 8:30 a.m.
            Wilson, a lifelong resident of Hog Hammock Community, was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church.
            Surviving are his wife, Winnie Walker Wilson of Sapelo Island; three children, Isadore Wilson Jr. and Alice Wilson, both of Brunswick, and Mrs. Miss [sic] Mary Ann Wilson of Sapelo Island; a sister, Sarah Wilson Walker of Miami, Fla.; six grandchildren and a number of other relatives.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WILSON, John Dunham
The Brunswick News; Friday 13 December 1996; pg. 3A col. 3

JOHN D. WILSON DIES TUESDAY

            John Dunham “Johnny” Wilson of Sapelo Island, 84, died Tuesday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First African Baptist Church on Sapelo Island.  Burial will be at Behavior Cemetery.  The boat will leave Meridian dock at 9 a.m.  The family will receive friends from 2 to 7 p.m. today at Darien Funeral Home.  Surviving are his wife, Susie B. Wilson of Sapelo Island; four daughters, Sylvia O. Wilson, Lorraine Carletha McDuffy, Mamie Lee Wilson, and Queen Richardson, all of Boston; a son, Steve Wilson of Virginia; 16 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great grandchildren.
            Born on Sapelo Island and educated in McIntosh County schools, Wilson retired from the Richard J. Reynolds Foundation and the University of Georgia on Sapelo.  He was a member of First African Baptist Church, where he served on the deacon board and was church treasurer and superintendent of Sunday school.  He was a member of Rosaville Lodge No. 348, F& AM, of Eulonia.

WILSON, Moses W.
The Daily Georgian; 8 November 1840; pg. 3 col. 1
Savannah Daily Republican; 7 November 1840; pg. 3 col. 1

DIED—In Brunswick, 1st inst. Moses W. Wilson, formerly of Lynn, (Mass.) aged 43.

WILSON, Pinkie
The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, GA); Sunday 22 October 1893; pg. 16 col. 4

FIVE DIE IN ONE DAY—The Death Wagon Rattles O’er the Streets from Morn Till Night—MINISTERS HURRY FROM BED TO BED—Messengers Wait at the Doors to Summon Them from One Chamber of Death to Another—The Pestilence Spreads.

            Brunswick, Ga., October 21.—(Special.)—Death did its work today, and tonight, beneath the sod in Oak Grove cemetery, five victims of the yellow plague sleep within its arms.  Three more are beyond the power of earthly skill to save.  Down Brunswick’s streets today the dead wagon moved rapidly, carrying the unfortunates to the graves that awaited them.  Back and forth the wagon passed, and as one grave was filled another was dug beside it.  The ministers, from early dawn, drove rapidly to the bedsides of their people; but their prayers could not save the lives they so anxiously watched passing away.  As the breath left the body of one, a messenger stood at the door waiting to direct the ministers to another.  They were powerless to save, and could only pray.  Noble, self-sacrificing ministers, He above alone knows all the good work they have done today.  As the newspaper men hurried fro house to house, getting a list of the dead and dying, they, at least, saw something of their labors.  The ministers of Brunswick, known now throughout the land, can die, should it be ordered, with the consciousness that they labored through famine, pestilence and death for their people’s sake, and at the throne of God, when their time comes, none can doubt, who knows their work, the reward that will await them.  In the golden book, the names of Thompson, Cook, Hennessey, Winn and Perry will shine with a light that cannot be dimmed, for their record is one of noble deeds.  C.W.D.

DYING RAPIDLY—The Pestilence Breaks Its Previous Records at Brunswick

            Brunswick, Ga., October 21.—There were officially reported today five deaths and forty-nine new cases, the record breaker of the epidemic.  The dead on the list are:  Whites—Burr Winton, Herman Grundy, Alexander Pritchard and Mrs. Oberlauter.
            At 9:30 o’clock tonight William C. Weed died.  He was a victim of imprudent nursing.  His nurse, through feeling for the man begging for food, like all yellow fever patients do, gave him, against the physician’s orders, some nourishing food.  He might have been saved had this not been done.
            The new cases are:  Whites, in Brunswick, 7; Hilda Poulsen, Bessie Firth, Samuel Silverstein, W.A. Line, Thomas Mulligan, F. McC. Brown and Mrs. Currie.
            Whites, on St. Simon’s, 3—Thomas Lambright, Monroe Lambright and Mrs. Taylor, making the total new cases of whites 10.
            To the official lists of deaths should be added one that occurred this afternoon, Lytton Hazelhurst, a negro boy on North Amherst street.
            Besides this a negro child, Pinkie Wilson, died and her death certificate, issued October 18th by Dr. Robert Hazelhurst, read:  “Cause of death, yellow fever; dead before physician reported her.”  This death, although occurring three days ago, has never been reported.
            This makes a total of seven yellow fever deaths that should be counted today.  Two others are hourly expected to die, Ernest George and Adolph Lavine.  There is no possible hope for them.  Two other deaths occurred today, Essie Beckman, a negro child, and Mrs. Scranton, but neither from yellow fever.
            The warm weather following the few days of rain and the cool spell has brought the disease rapidly to the front.  There are now 258 under treatment, 60 white and 198 colored.  The outlook is not cheering for twenty-five days yet.  When the dread of famine seems to be disappearing and the people are breathing easier deaths roll up and the fever increases alarmingly.
            One new case is reported at Jesup today, a son of R.W. Tindall, white.
            Four patients were discharged.  Six are now under treatment.

WILSON, Reuben
The Brunswick News; Monday 24 November 1980; pg. 2A col. 2

RITES TOMORROW FOR RUBE WILSON

            The funeral for Reuben (Rube) Wilson of St. Simons Island who died recently at the local hospital, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Hall & Jones Funeral Home chapel.
            The Rev. John Leggett will officiate and pallbearers will be friends of the family.
            He was a native of Glynn County and a retired employee of Hercules, Inc.

WILSON, Ruth (Johnson)
The Brunswick News; Friday 26 April 1996; pg. 3A col. 5

RUTH J. WILSON SERVICE SATURDAY

            The funeral for Ruth Johnson Wilson, 84, of Sapelo Island will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Baptist Church with the Rev. Elijah Jones officiating.  Burial will follow in Behavior Cemetery.
            She died Tuesday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            A boat will leave Meridian Dock at 10 a.m. Saturday for Sapelo.
            The family will receive friends from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Darien Funeral Home.
            Surviving are her husband, Freddie Wilson of Sapelo Island; a daughter, Mabel Sutton of Brunswick; a sister, Dorothy Murry [sic] of Savannah; three brothers, Fred Johnson of Sapelo Island, Isaac Johnson of Fancy Bluff, and Joe Johnson of New York, and two grandchildren.
            The Sapelo Island native attended McIntosh County schools.  She was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke Baptist Church.

WILSON, Sarah (Adams)
The City Gazette (Charleston, SC); Saturday 20 April 1805; pg. 3 col. 1

            Died yesterday, much lamented by a numerous acquaintance, Mrs. WILSON, the wife of Leighton Wilson, esq. of Brunswick, in the state of Georgia.
            “How loved, how honored once, avails thee not.”

WINCHESTER, Millard E.
The Brunswick News; 24 December 1960; pg. 16, col. 1; pg. 3, col. 2

DR. WINCHESTER DIES AT HOSPITAL AFTER LONG ILLNESS; HEAL DIRECTOR WON NATIONAL FAME FOR WORK

            Dr. Millard E. Winchester, 87, who gained national distinction for his work as Glynn County health commissioner, died today at the Brunswick hospital.
            Death was attributed to circulatory ailments which became increasingly severe in the past three weeks and had their origin in a heart attack suffered five years ago.  He was conscious and recognized friends and member of the family a short time before his passing at 1:50 a.m.
            Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the First Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. Charles A. Jackson, Jr., pastor.  Gibson-Hart-Durden Funeral Home is in charge.
            “Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings,” Dr. Winchester once observed, adding, “Money spent wisely to save the lives and promote the health of our own people is not wasted.”
            His work under this philosophy brought national recognition for both him and Glynn County.
            One of his first major programs here was in carrying out a fight against syphilis in the three-county area of Glynn, McIntosh and Camden counties.  The work started under a national grant as a pilot program directed by Dr. Leroy E. Burney, who later became surgeon general of the U.S.
            Dr. Winchester was credited with making the program work.  A feature article in Collier’s Magazine in 1937 told how Dr. Winchester adopted a salesman’s technique in winning the cooperation of Negroes when the “bad blood wagon,” as the syphilis unit was named, rolled around.
            This work paid dividends in public health such as in dramatic reduction of the area’s rate of stillbirths, a common result of venereal diseases.
            During World War II, Dr. Winchester’s department maintained an exemplary public health record for Glynn despite influx of thousands of temporary residents under difficult conditions.       
            In 1946 he was elected president of the Georgia Public Health Association.  At that time it was recognized that Glynn County in the previous 10 years had won five consecutive awards for the most outstanding public health program throughout the United States.
            Dr. Winchester was born in Flint, Ga., reared in Moultrie, attended Gordon Institute, Riverside Academy and Emory University, and after practicing briefly in Ochlochnee and serving a hitch in the Army during World War I, began his public health work in Thomas County.
            After studying at Johns Hopkins on a Rockefeller Foundation scholarship, he was loaned in 1934 by the Georgia State Board of Health to Glynn County for a year.  He remained here for the rest of his life.
            A few years ago with the reorganization of the state health service on a regional basis, Dr. Winchester was named district director of public health, for Glynn and adjacent counties.
            Dr. Winchester was made administrator of the old City Hospital in addition to his other duties in 1949 and was in this capacity during the construction and opening of the new Brunswick hospital.
            He won his first award in health conservation contests of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and American Public Health Association in 1935, 1936, 1941, 1942, and 1943.  He was diplomat of the American Board of preventative Medicine and Public Health, a fellow in the American College of Physicians and American Public Health Association, a member of the American Medical Association, the Southern Medical Association, the Tropical Medicine Society, the American School Physicians Association, and president of the Glynn County Medical Society from 1937-41.
            He was a past president of the Kiwanis Club, a charter American Legion member, and a member of the Elks Lodge.  He recently was made a life member of the American Social Hygiene Association.
            He was listed in Who’s Who in America.
            Survivors are his wife, the former Ruth Evelyn Dixon, whom he married in 1917; a daughter, Mrs. William T. Jones, Atlanta; two granddaughters, Mrs. Melvin Maloy and Miss Susan Winchester, Brunswick; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Mattie Oxford, Tallahassee, Fla.; and a brother, Frank Winchester, Sebring, Fla.
            Active pallbearers will be announced later.
            Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Morton, Hubert Lang, Sr., Arthur Huston, Joe Lambright, C.H. Sheldon, Ralph Hood, Paul Killian, Richard Gould, Norman Way, Dr. John Hightower, Dr. E.R. Jennings, Dr. B.A. Addison, Dr. Haywood Moore, Dr. J.B. Avera, Phil Ringel, S. Hadley Brown, Sidney Boswell, Alfred Jones, J.D. Compton, Harry D. Parker, I.M. Aiken, Dave Gordon, Joe Owens, Ralph McCrary, H.J. Friedman, A.M. Harris, Charles Bruce, Nathan Brown, Ed Bruce, Alvin Powell, J.M. Exley, city and county commissioners, members of the Elks Club, members of the Kiwanis Club, McIntosh and Camden County commissioners.

NOTICE TO ELKS

            Members of the Elks Lodge will meet at 10:15 a.m., Monday to attend the funeral of Dr. Winchester.
            Hubert Lang, Jr., Exalted Ruler.

WINCHESTER, Ruth E. (Dixon)
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 10 January 1979; pg. 8A, col. 3

Mrs. Ruth Winchester Succumbs Tuesday After Long Illness

            Mrs. Ruth E. Dixon Winchester, 80, a resident of 2000 Oak Circle, died at the Brunswick hospital Tuesday after an extended illness.
            Mrs. Winchester had been a resident of Brunswick since 1936, coming here from Atlanta.  She was the widow of Dr. M.E. Winchester; a member of the First United Methodist Church of Brunswick; a member of the DAR and was a graduate of Youngs College in Thomasville.
            She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Evelyn W. Jones, Mrs. Lynn Warwick, and Mrs. Susan Horton, all of Brunswick; a brother, Charles T. Dixon, Sr., Jacksonville, six grandchildren; a nephew and several cousins.
            Graveside services were held today at 2 p.m. in Palmetto Cemetery, with the Rev. James T. Pennell officiating.
            Honorary pallbearers will be Carley Zell, Stewart Daniel, S.L. Lewis, Ralph Hood, Edward Orser, Dr. W.O. Inman, Jr., Dr. W.A. Snyder, Dr. E.R. Jennings and Dr. Don R. Roberts, Jr.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

WINTER, Alphonse A.
The Brunswick News; Saturday 23 October 1971; pg. 14 col. 4

BRUNSWICK NATIVE DIES IN SAVANNAH

            Brunswick native Alphonse A. Winter, 79, died Friday at Candler General Hospital in Savannah after a short illness.
            He had lived in Savannah 20 years, was the retired chief engineer for the Bay Line Railroad in Alabama and was a mason. He had served in the Army in World War I and was commander of the Veterans of World War I Barracks No. 339.
            Survivors include two sons, Alphonse Jr. of Ozark, Ala., and Robert McP. Winter of Pittsburgh, Pa., and three grandchildren.
            Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday in the Chapel of Sipple’s Mortuary in Savannah.  Burial will be in Oak Grove cemetery in Brunswick at 12:30 p.m. with Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in charge.

WINTER, Christine
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 27 December 1938; pg. 8 col. 4

MISS C. WINTER, ACCIDENT VICTIM, IS BURIED HERE

            Following funeral services held in Savannah early yesterday afternoon, the body of Miss Christine Winter, former well known Brunswick resident, was buried in Oak Grove cemetery here later in the afternoon.  The funeral was attended by relatives and a large number of Savannah and Brunswick friends.
            Miss Winter, who for years was a Brunswick music teacher and who has been teaching violin in Savannah for 35 years, was fatally injured in Savannah Saturday night when she was struck by an automobile.  The automobile was driven by Velma Boynton, of Savannah, according to a report made by Savannah police.  The report said Miss Winter was walking across the street when she was hit by the car.
            Miss Boynton was detained on charges of involuntary manslaughter at a hearing in police court yesterday, and the hearing was continued until Wednesday for conclusion.  Witnesses for the driver of the car testified Miss Winter was walking across the street at an angle and not at an intersection, but some 25 or 30 yards from the intersection. Witnesses also testified she appeared to have walked directly in front of the automobile and that it was practically impossible for Miss Boynton to avoid striking her.
            Miss Winter was a sister of the late T.F. Winter, who was engaged in the tailoring business in Brunswick for a quarter century or more.  She was a native of Sweden and recently visited her sister in Stockholm.  Not being a naturalized American citizen her return to the United States, which had been her home for most of her life, met with difficulties.  Her many friends, however, convinced the government she had a right to reside in the United States.  She was permitted to re-enter and she announced at the time she would take steps to get citizenship papers.

WINTER, Ella (Anderson)
The Brunswick News; Monday 21 March 1955; pg. 10 col. 1

MRS. ELLA WINTER DIES IN ALABAMA

            Mrs. Ella Anderson Winter, 84, a native of Brunswick who resided here all of her early life, passed away Sunday afternoon in Dothan, Ala., where she was making her home with her son, A.A. Winter.  She was the widow of the late T.F. Winter, who engaged in business in Brunswick for many years.
            Mrs. Winter left Brunswick in 1929, residing in Savannah for a number of years before moving to Dothan.  Besides her son in Alabama, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary A. Causey of Savannah, and two grandsons.
            Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock at the graveside in Oak Grove Cemetery, the Rev. C. Logan Landrum officiating.  Pallbearers will be selected from elders and deacons of the First Presbyterian Church.  The Miller Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

WINTER, Thorvald F.
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 30 December 1913

BRUNSWICK CITIZEN DIES FROM STROKE

            Brunswick, Ga., December 29—(Special)—T.F. Winter, one of Brunswick’s leading and best known citizens, suffered a stroke of paralysis early tonight and died almost instantly.  Mr. Winter was in his place of business when stricken, was at once removed to his residence and died without regaining consciousness.  The news of his sudden death cast a shadow of gloom over the entire city.  He is survived by a wife and three children.

WINTER, William Conrad
The Brunswick News; Saturday 17 November 1906; pg. 1 col. 6

LITTLE BOY’S SAD DEATH—Son of Mr. and Mrs. T.F. Winter Passed Away Yesterday.

            Little William Winter, second son of Mr. and Mrs. T.F. Winter, died yesterday morning at six o’clock after two days illness with diphtheria.  The sad news of their little son’s death was a great shock to the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Winter, and of the little boy himself, who was loved by his schoolmates and all who knew him.  He had been sick only two days and the attending physicians did all in their power to save the little fellow but their efforts were in vain.  He was an unusually bright and handsome child, and will be deeply missed in his home and amongst his playmates.  He was 8 years and five months old.
            The third grade of the Mansfield street school, of which he was a member, sent many beautiful flowers yesterday and the little casket was covered with floral emblems from many friends.
            The funeral occurred at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon from the residence, Rev. F.D. Thomas officiating.  The interment was in Oak Grove cemetery.  The bereaved parents have the sympathy of their many friends in their great sorrow.

WINTERS, Henry Thaddeus
The Brunswick News; Friday 7 May 1993; pg. 3A col. 4

            The funeral for Henry Thaddeus “Hank” Winters, 68, of Jekyll Island will be held 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church with the Rev. Wilford Logsdon officiating.  Burial will follow in Chapel Park Cemetery.
            Winters died Wednesday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be Walter O’Brien, Wes Hogguist, Tony Albenze, John Silva, Ben Wikoff and Tom Griffiths.
            The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. tonight at the funeral home with visitation to follow.  The family requests memorials be made to the American Cancer Society or Parrish Hall fund of St. Francis.
            Surviving are his wife, Ruth Winters of Jekyll; a daughter, Marilyn W. Griffiths of Brunswick; a sister, Irene Costello of Jersey City, N.J.; and several nieces and nephews.
            The Rahway, N.J., native had lived in Glynn County since 1974.  He was a member of the Carpenters Union in New Jersey and was a former maintenance foreman with Holiday Inn, Jekyll Island.
            Winters was also a World War II veteran having served with the U.S. Army Air Corps and was discharged honorably as a sergeant.  He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, a colonel in the Confederate Air Force, 384th Heavy Bomb Group, and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol.
            He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WINTON, Burr
The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, GA); Sunday 22 October 1893; pg. 16 col. 4

FIVE DIE IN ONE DAY—The Death Wagon Rattles O’er the Streets from Morn Till Night—MINISTERS HURRY FROM BED TO BED—Messengers Wait at the Doors to Summon Them from One Chamber of Death to Another—The Pestilence Spreads.

            Brunswick, Ga., October 21.—(Special.)—Death did its work today, and tonight, beneath the sod in Oak Grove cemetery, five victims of the yellow plague sleep within its arms.  Three more are beyond the power of earthly skill to save.  Down Brunswick’s streets today the dead wagon moved rapidly, carrying the unfortunates to the graves that awaited them.  Back and forth the wagon passed, and as one grave was filled another was dug beside it.  The ministers, from early dawn, drove rapidly to the bedsides of their people; but their prayers could not save the lives they so anxiously watched passing away.  As the breath left the body of one, a messenger stood at the door waiting to direct the ministers to another.  They were powerless to save, and could only pray.  Noble, self-sacrificing ministers, He above alone knows all the good work they have done today.  As the newspaper men hurried fro house to house, getting a list of the dead and dying, they, at least, saw something of their labors.  The ministers of Brunswick, known now throughout the land, can die, should it be ordered, with the consciousness that they labored through famine, pestilence and death for their people’s sake, and at the throne of God, when their time comes, none can doubt, who knows their work, the reward that will await them.  In the golden book, the names of Thompson, Cook, Hennessey, Winn and Perry will shine with a light that cannot be dimmed, for their record is one of noble deeds.  C.W.D.

DYING RAPIDLY—The Pestilence Breaks Its Previous Records at Brunswick

            Brunswick, Ga., October 21.—There were officially reported today five deaths and forty-nine new cases, the record breaker of the epidemic.  The dead on the list are:  Whites—Burr Winton, Herman Grundy, Alexander Pritchard and Mrs. Oberlauter.
            At 9:30 o’clock tonight William C. Weed died.  He was a victim of imprudent nursing.  His nurse, through feeling for the man begging for food, like all yellow fever patients do, gave him, against the physician’s orders, some nourishing food.  He might have been saved had this not been done.
            The new cases are:  Whites, in Brunswick, 7; Hilda Poulsen, Bessie Firth, Samuel Silverstein, W.A. Line, Thomas Mulligan, F. McC. Brown and Mrs. Currie.
            Whites, on St. Simon’s, 3—Thomas Lambright, Monroe Lambright and Mrs. Taylor, making the total new cases of whites 10.
            To the official lists of deaths should be added one that occurred this afternoon, Lytton Hazelhurst, a negro boy on North Amherst street.
            Besides this a negro child, Pinkie Wilson, died and her death certificate, issued October 18th by Dr. Robert Hazelhurst, read:  “Cause of death, yellow fever; dead before physician reported her.”  This death, although occurring three days ago, has never been reported.
            This makes a total of seven yellow fever deaths that should be counted today.  Two others are hourly expected to die, Ernest George and Adolph Lavine.  There is no possible hope for them.  Two other deaths occurred today, Essie Beckman, a negro child, and Mrs. Scranton, but neither from yellow fever.
            The warm weather following the few days of rain and the cool spell has brought the disease rapidly to the front.  There are now 258 under treatment, 60 white and 198 colored.  The outlook is not cheering for twenty-five days yet.  When the dread of famine seems to be disappearing and the people are breathing easier deaths roll up and the fever increases alarmingly.
            One new case is reported at Jesup today, a son of R.W. Tindall, white.
            Four patients were discharged.  Six are now under treatment.

WINTON, Burr Flanders
The Brunswick News; Monday 8 July 1929; pg. 8 col. 5

            Burr F. Winton, 54 years of age, a resident of Brunswick all of his life, died suddenly at his home, 1814 Reynolds street, at 5 o’clock Sunday afternoon.  Mr. Winton had been in very good health up to the time he was stricken yesterday, dying within a few minutes.  He had suffered in the past, however, with heart trouble, and his death was assigned to that cause.
            Mr. Winton was for many years connected with the insurance firm of the Jas. S. Wright agency here, and after leaving that firm many years ago he purchased a country place and engaged in farming for several years.
            The deceased is survived by his widow.  The funeral will be held from the residence Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock, Rev. O.P. Gilbert conducting the services.  The following gentlemen will act as pall bearers:  Herbert Miller, B. Padrosa, M.D. Wade, Leroy Burn, T.Q. Fleming, Vassa Cate, R.S. Pyles, H.F. duBignon.  The interment will be in Palmetto cemetery.

WIRTZ, John W.
The Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA); Saturday 14 October 1911; pg. 5 col. 3

INVENTOR OF FARMING IMPLEMENTS IS DEAD—John W. Wirtz, Whose Inventions Are in Daily Use on the Farm, Died at Augusta Home Yesterday

            Mr. John W. Wirtz, age 62, died at his home, Thirteenth street and Milledgeville road, yesterday afternoon at 5 o’clock after an illness of six months.  The funeral services will be conducted from the residence tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. A.D. Echols officiating.  He is survived by his widow and four daughters.
            While not a native Augustan Mr. Wirtz had lived in this city a number of years.  He was a well-known inventor of farming implements and at one time had marked success.  He invented a hay press that is still extensively used and several other farming implements that are in daily use.  For a number of years he was connected with the McCormick people in the capacity of a designer.

 

The Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA); Sunday 15 October 1911; pg. 12 col. 6

FUNERAL NOTICE

WIRTZ—Entered into rest in the 62nd year of his age in this city at the residence, McKinne street and Milledgeville road, 5:00 p.m. Oct. 13th, 1911, MR. JOHN W. WIRTZ, the beloved husband of Mrs. Caroline Wirtz, and father of Mrs. Fred Herring, Mrs. Mollie Walter, Mrs. E.J. Hernlen, Augusta, and Mrs. H.G. Grim, Moors, S.C.  The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to the funeral from the residence this (SUNDAY) afternoon at 3:00 o’clock.  Interment at the West View Cemetery.

WISENBAKER, William E. Jr.
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 4 November 2008; pg. 4A col. 1

            William E. Wisenbaker Jr., 65, of North Augusta, S.C., husband of Mary Jane Wisenbaker of Lake Murray Drive, entered into rest Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.
            William grew up outside Valdosta in the town of Lake Park.  He was an outstanding student and high school athlete in the sport of basketball.  He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science with a focus in biology and chemistry.  He receive a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta.  His work career began in air pollution control in Fulton County.  In 1978, Mr. Wisenbaker began his Department of Energy career at the Savannah River Site, transferring to Washington D.C., in 1990 where he served as Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environmental Restoration in the Office of Environmental Management.  He retired from DOE in 2000.  He was currently working for The Legin Group Inc., a consultant group headquartered in Germantown, Md., where he served as vice president for Southeast Operations.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Cokesbury Sunday School Class.  He was an avid supporter of University of Georgia football.  He loved his family with his whole heart and soul.
            Additional survivors include a daughter, Suzanne Kenrick (Steve) of North Augusta; a son, Matthew Wisenbaker (Allison) of Rogers, Ark.; two sisters, Kathryn Strickland (Harold) of Brunswick and Selina Dunworth of Lake Park; and four grandchildren, Justin Kenrick, Shelby Kenrick, and Shane Kenrick all of North Augusta, and Emma Wisenbaker of Rogers.
            The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at Grace United Methodist Church with Dr. James C. Adams, Dr. John M. Younginer Jr. and Thomas C. Pruitt officiating.  Interment will be in Pineview Memorial Park.
            Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Fellowship Sunday School class.
            The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Rowland Funeral Home, North Augusta.
            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Wesley Center, 639 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC 29841.  He spent many tireless hours serving his church and his Lord.
            Rowland Funeral Home, North Augusta, is in charge of arrangements.

The Brunswick News; Wednesday 5 November 2008; pg. 4A cols. 4-5

            Mr. William E. Wisenbaker Jr., 64, of North Augusta, S.C., husband of Mary Jane Wisenbaker, of Lake Murray Drive, entered into rest Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at the Medical College of Georgia, Augusta.
            The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2008, at Grace United Methodist Church with Dr. James C. Adams, Dr. John M. Younginer, Jr. and Mr. Thomas C. Pruitt officiating.  Interment will be in Pineview Memorial Park.
            William grew up outside Valdosta in the town of Lake Park.  He graduated from Valdosta High School where he was an outstanding student and high school athlete in the sport of basketball.  He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree with a focus in zoology and chemistry.  He received a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University in Atlanta.  His work career began in air pollution control in Fulton County.  In 1978, Mr. Wisenbaker began his Department of Energy career at the Savannah River Site, transferring to Washington, D.C., in 1990 where he served as Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary for Environmental Restoration in the Office of Environmental Management.  He retired from DOE in 2000.  He was currently working for The Legin Group Inc., a consultant group headquartered in Germantown, Md.  He served as Vice President for Southeast Operations.  He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Cokesbury Sunday School Class.  He was an avid supporter of University of Georgia football.  He loved his family with his whole heart and soul.
            Additional survivors include a daughter, Suzanne Kenrick (Steve) of North Augusta; a son, Matthew Wisenbaker (Allison) of Rogers, Ark.; two sisters, Kathryn Strickland (Harold) of Brunswick and Selina Dunworth of Lake Park; four grandchildren, Justin Kenrick, Shelby Kenrick, and Shane Kenrick all of North Augusta and Emma Wisenbaker of Rogers; two nieces and two nephews.
            Honorary pallbearers will be members of his Cokesbury Sunday School class.
            Pallbearers will be Larry Brown, Earl Sasser, Harold Strickland, Barry Whitney, Bob Pettit and Bob Foster.
            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, Wesley Center, 639 Georgia Ave., North Augusta, SC 29841.
            He spent many tireless hours serving his church and his Lord.
            Rowland Funeral Home, North Augusta, is in charge of arrangements.

WITT, Donald F.
The Brunswick News 23 April 1990; pg. 3A col. 4

DONALD F. WITT DIES EARLY FRIDAY

            Donald F. Witt, 65, of St. Simons Island died early Friday morning at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
            Memorial services will be held at a later date.
            Witt is survived by his wife, Emily Witt of St. Simons; two daughters, Barbara Witt of Milwaukee, Wis., and Sharol Henderson of St. Simons; a brother, Edward Witt of Boston; a sister, Mary Parker of Summerville, S.C.; and a grandson.
            A native of Chicago, Witt had been a resident of St. Simons for the past 2 1/2 years.  He retired in 1987 as plant manager of American National Can Co., in Arlington, Texas.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WOOD, Gladys Lee
The Darien News; 3 October 1991; pg. 4 cols. 1 & 2

            Funeral services for Mrs. Gladys Lee Wood of Douglas were held Sept. 25 at Pridgen Baptist Church with the Rev. Harvey Spires officiating.  Interment followed at Pridgen Church Cemetery.
            Mrs. Wood, 72, died Sept. 23 at Coffee Regional Hospital in Douglas following an extended illness.
            A native of Tishomingo, Miss., Mrs. Wood was born March 17, 1918, daughter of the late Charlie and Maude Duncan Dees.  She was the widow of Henry Brown Wood.  Mrs. Wood moved to Coffee County in 1951 from Fulton, Miss.  She was of the Baptist Faith.
            Survivors include four daughters, Dorothy W. Googe of Darien, Clara Leverett of Roberta, Shirley Phillips and Nellie Spell, both of Broxton; sixteen grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
            Active pallbearers were Manning Evers, Terrell Thurman, Darryl Graham, Rudolph Thurman, George Solomon and Ray Bryant.
            Honorary pallbearers were Annie Sturgis, Eula McClelland, Geneva Graham, Virginia Henry, Addie Foskey, Allie Pridgen, Marie Corbitt and Leona “Sugar” Shrouder.
            Sims Funeral Home of Douglas was in charge of arrangements.

WOOD, John R.
The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer; Saturday 23 May 1857; pg. 2 col. 3

MURDER AT BRUNSWICK—Mr. J. Wood, Proprietor of the Oglethorpe House at Brunswick, was deliberately murdered by Charles Moore, Marshal of that town, Saturday night last.  The circumstances are briefly as follows:  Moore whipped a negro belonging to Mr. Wood the afternoon of that day, whereupon a slight altercation took place, the latter considering the boy as undeserving the punishment.  The matter passed off and was thought nothing of, on Wood’s part.  About nine o’clock that night Wood, in company with several gentlemen, was sitting at a table in the front room of the Hotel, when Moore entered and remarked:—“Wood, we had a quarrel this evening, when I was unarmed; I am now prepared for you.”  Wood immediately arose from the table and remarked:—“Charlie, we did have a slight difference, but I have though nothing of it since, and regard the matter as forgotten.”  As soon as these words were spoken, Moore drew a pistol and deliberately shot Wood through the heart.  The latter started from the room and reached the passage, when he fell and expired immediately.  Moore left the house and immediately disappeared.
            The Mayor was soon on the spot, and offered a reward of one thousand dollars for the arrest of the murderer, but up to the last accounts he had not been taken.
            We have learned these facts from a gentleman who was in the house when the dreadful affair occurred.
            Mr. Wood was an excellent and most amiable man, and left a wife with several small children.—Savannah Republican, 20th.

ARREST OF CHARLES MOORE—M.C.B. Wright, the sheriff of Glynn county, arrived in this city yesterday afternoon by the S.A. & G. Railroad, having in charge Charles Moore, who killed J.R. Wood, the keeper of the Oglethorpe House in Brunswick, on Saturday 16th last.  The following are the particulars of the arrest, as near as we could ascertain them:
            A passenger on the steamer St. Johns, which left Brunswick on Saturday night, took with him several of the handbills offering the reward for Moore’s arrest, got off at St. Marys; from thence along the line of his route through the interior he posted them.  Arriving at Centerville, Camden county, on Sunday, it was ascertained that Moore was stopping there, through indisposition, on his way to Florida.  Gen. Hilliard, with several others, immediately proceeded to take him prisoner.  He was found at his boarding house, and made no resistance.  He was taken to St. Marys, where the party met the steamer St. Marys on her return from Florida.  Arriving at Brunswick, he was placed in the custody of the Sheriff, who was ordered by Judge Cochran, to bring him to Chatham county jail for confinement, there being no secure jail in Glynn county.  The Sheriff, in company with some eight or nine persons, immediately passed over to Darien with their prisoner, where they obtained vehicles, and after rapid driving, arrived in Liberty county, some distance this side of the Medway Church, and reached the Station in time to meet the cars on the Savannah, Albany & Gulf Railroad, on which they came to Savannah, arriving at 20 minutes to 4, p.m.  The party left Brunswick between 5 and 6 o’clock, Tuesday evening, making the trip overland in about 22 ½ hours.  The prisoner was immediately, on reaching the city, delivered over to the jailer, and is now in close confinement in Chatham jail.
            The reward of $1,000 was paid by the mayor of Brunswick to the arresting parties within an hour after Moore was placed in the hands of the Sheriff of Glynn county.  It was not deemed necessary to handcuff the prisoner, as he showed no disposition to escape from the officer who had charge of him.
            We learn that the feeling of exasperation against Moore by the people of Brunswick was rapidly increasing as soon as it was ascertained that he was again in that city.  This may in part account for his speedy removal.—Savannah Republican, 21st.

 

The Georgia Weekly Telegraph (Bibb County); Tuesday 26 May 1857; pg. 2 col. 5

MURDER IN Brunswick

            A brutal murder was committed in Brunswick, Ga., on the evening of the 16th, by Chas. Moore, City Marshal, upon the person of J.R. Wood, Keeper of the Oglethorpe House.  An altercation had taken place during the day in relation to Moore’s chastisement of one of Wood’s servants.  In the evening Moore confronted Wood, with the remark that he was armed and ready for him.  Wood replied very pleasantly that he had nothing against him, and thereupon was shot dead by Moore.  Moore then fled.  A reward of $1000 was offered for his apprehension by the Mayor of Brunswick, and we learn by the Savannah Republican that he was taken in Centerville, in Camden county, on his way to Florida, and lodged in Chatham county jail, on the 20th instant, there being no secure place of confinement in Glynn.  A feeling of great exasperation against Moore exists among the people of Brunswick.  Wood was a worthy and quiet man, and has left a widow and young children.

WOOD, Thomas Colesberry
The Macon Telegraph (Macon, GA); Tuesday 15 November 1932; pg. 5 col. 2

BRUNSWICK MAN DIES FROM PISTOL WOUND

            BRUNSWICK, Ga., Nov. 14. (AP)—Thomas C. Wood, prominent here and a member of one of Brunswick’s best known families, died in a hospital Monday as the result of a bullet wound in the head.
            His wife said the family had retired Sunday night when she heard a shot from the room across the hall occupied by Wood.  He was found in bed with the wound in the head.
            He is survived by his widow, two children and a number of brothers and sisters.

WOODBRIDGE, Charlotte M.
The Brunswick Call; Thursday 10 March 1898; pg. 1 col. 6

DIED YESTERDAY MORNING—MRS. CHARLOTTE M. WOODBRIDGE PASSED AWAY

            At half past two o’clock, yesterday morning, Mrs. Charlotte M. Woodbridge, relict of the late Dr. Grafton D. Woodbridge, breathed her last at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E.A. Penniman, on Union street.
            Mrs. Woodbridge was 79 years of age and lately had been suffering with a complication of illnesses.
            The funeral will occur at three o’clock this afternoon from St. Mark’s Episcopal church.  Relatives of the deceased in adjacent cities have been advised and will arrive in the city this morning.

The Brunswick Call; Friday 11 March 1898; pg. 1 col. 5

FUNERAL POSTPONED

            Owing to the fact that the relatives of Mrs. Charlotte M. Woodbridge, whose death was noted in yesterday’s CALL, did not arrive, the funeral has been postponed until 11 o’clock this morning.

WOODCOCK, Frederick
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 9 March 1915; pg. 1 col. 6

OLD CITIZEN OF COUNTY PASSED AWAY YESTERDAY

            Frederick Woodcock, aged 74, passed away at his home near Sterling yesterday morning.  The deceased had been a resident of this county for the past twenty-five years, and until recent years was a mechanic.  He has been quite ill for some time, his death being due to paralysis.
            The body was brought into the city yesterday and is being prepared for burial by the Baldwin-Edge Undertaking Company.  Joseph Marran, a nephew of the deceased is in the city and will accompany the remains to Chester, Pa., the old home of Mr. Woodcock, where the interment will take place.

WOODS, Ada (Teston)
The Brunswick News; Thursday 23 March 1978; pg. 14B, col. 1

Funeral Friday for Ada T. Woods

        Funeral services for Mrs. Ada Teston Woods, 84, who died at the Brunswick Hospital Tuesday after an extended illness, will be Friday at 11 a.m. in the Taylors United Methodist Church with the Rev. James O. Langston officiating, assisted by Rev. Floyd Mitchel.
        Interment will follow at the churchyard cemetery.  Active pallbearers will be grandsons.
        Honorary pallbearers will be R.C. Ellis, A.J. Ogden, Jr., James Chapman, J.P. Strickland, and Lester Jenkins.
        Mrs. Woods had been a resident of Glynn County for the past 53 years coming from Wayne County.  She was a member of Taylors United Methodist Church.
        She is survived by her husband, Richard E. Woods, Sr., Brunswick; four sons, Robert H. Woods, Clarence E. Woods, and Levi Woods, all of Brunswick, I.E. Woods, Palatka, Fla., two sisters, Mrs. Mary Branch, and Mrs. Lillie Warren, both of Jesup, three brothers, Clyde Teston, Willie Teston, and Nat Teston, all of Jesup, 17 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and a great great grandchild, several nieces and nephews.
        The body will remain in the funeral home and will be placed in the church an hour prior to services.  The family will be at the residence of Robert H. Woods, 148 Glyndale Circle.
        Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WOODS, Clarence Edward
The Brunswick News; Friday 13 May 1988; pg. 3A, col. 6

Woods Funeral To Be Saturday

        Clarence Edward Woods, 73, of Brunswick, died Thursday at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
        Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Proctor officiating.  Interment will follow in Taylors United Methodist churchyard.
        Active pallbearers will be Allen Woods, Andy Woods, Ronnie Moore, Charlie Woods, Charlie Edgy, and W.T. Edgy.
        Honorary pallbearers will be the United Methodist Men's Club of Taylors United Methodist Church, Eldred Edgy, and Alton Wooten.
        Woods is survived by three brothers, Levi Woods and Robert Woods, both of Brunswick, and I.J. Woods of Palatka, Fla., and several nieces and nephews, two aunts and one uncle.
        He was a native of Jesup and had been a resident of Glynn County for the past 65 years.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in World War II and the Korean Conflict.  He also policed in Korea for two years.
        Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WOODS, Manson Sr.
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 25 October 1994; pg. 3A col. 4

MANSON WOODS SR. DIES WEDNESDAY

        The funeral for Manson Woods, Sr. of Cannon Bluff Community in Townsend will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Greater Enterprise Baptist Church with the Rev. Willie Dilmar officiating.  Burial will follow in Wallace Cemetery in Cannon Bluff.
        The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service.
        He died Oct. 19 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
        Pallbearers will be Ervin Simmons, Benjamin Jackson, Leroy Ellison, Brad Moran, Charles Jones and Jimmy Jackson.  Honorary pallbearers will be Tony Walker, Thurnell O'Neal, Jason Taylor, Eddie Scott, Derrick Heidt and Thomas Turner.
        Surviving are his wife Catherine Dixon Woods of Cannon Bluff; three sons Manson Woods, Jr. of Savannah, Milton Woods and David Woods, both of Cannon Bluff; two daughters Alice Scott of Holden and Delores Bentt of Cannon Bluff; a sister Alberta Wilkins of Clearwater, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
        The Macon native was a member of the Greater Enterprise Baptist Church.
        Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WOODS, Richard Edward Sr.
The Brunswick News; Saturday 27 October 1979; pg. 2A, col. 2

Funeral Monday For Richard Woods

        Funeral services for Richard Edward Woods, 85, of 115 Austin St., Brunswick, who died Thursday at the Brunswick hospital, will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Floyd Mitchell and the Rev. Ralph Foster officiating.  Interment will follow in Taylors United Methodist Churchyard.
        He had been a resident of Brunswick since 1925 and was a retired carpenter.
        He is survived by four sons, Robert H. Woods, Clarence E. Woods, and Levi Woods, all of Brunswick, I.J. Woods, Palatka, Fla., two sisters, Mrs. Jetty Strickland, Jacksonville, Mrs. Ivey Lee Walker, Jesup; two brothers, Guy Woods, and Willie Woods, both of Jesup, 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
        The body will remain in the funeral home and the family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Sunday.
        Active pallbearers will be Robert Woods, Jr., David Woods, Stephen Woods, Michael Woods, Donald Woods, and Johnny Simpson.
        Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WOODS, Richard Edward Jr.
The Brunswick News; Saturday 16 March 1974; pg. 2, col. 3

R.E. Woods Jr. Dies Early Today At Local Hospital

        Richard Edward Woods Jr., 45, died early today at the Brunswick hospital.  He was a lifelong resident of Brunswick and lived at 115 Austin St.  He was a member of the Baptist Church.
        Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Donna Turpen and Miss Athena Woods both of Flowery Branch; a son, Ricky Woods of Flowery Branch; parents, Mrs. and Mrs. R.E. Woods Sr. of Brunswick; four brothers, Robert Woods, Levi Woods, Clarence Woods of Brunswick, and I.J. Woods of Palatka, Fla.; two grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
        Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday from the chapel of the Edo Miller an Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. J.O. Langston officiating.  Interment will follow in Taylors United Methodist Church Cemetery.
        Active pallbearers will be L.C Teston, W.E. Teston, Harry Warren, David Woods, Robert Woods Jr. and Junior Walker.
        The family will be at the residence of Robert Woods, 148 Glyndale Circle.  The body will remain in the chapel to await the hour of services.

WOODS, Robert Henry Sr.
The Brunswick News; Saturday 7 December 1991; pg. 3A, col. 3

Services Monday For Robert Woods

        The funeral for Robert Henry Woods Sr., 78, of Brunswick will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Taylors United Methodist Church.
        He died yesterday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center after an extended illness.
        The Revs. Ronnie Howell and Rudolph Starling will officiate.  Burial will follow in Palmetto Cemetery.
        Pallbearers will be E.F. Mitchell Jr., Anthony D. Woods, Wayne A. Woods, Charles R. Woods, Andrew C. Merritt and K. Shawn Merritt.
        Honorary pallbearers will be E.P. Edgy, Alton Wooton, Carey Branch, Dr Russell Proctor, Hollis Keen Sr., Donald Wooten, Mike Edgy, Charley Edgy and the men of Taylors United Methodist Church.
        The family will receive friends at the funeral home Sunday afternoon from 3 until 5.
        Survivors are his wife, Gladys Newman Woods; two daughters, Elizabeth Mitchell of Colquitt and Mary L. Moore of Brunswick; two sons, Robert H. Woods Jr. and Allen W. Woods, both of Brunswick; two brothers, Levi Woods of Brunswick and I.J. Woods of Palatka, Fla.; 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
        He was a native of Brunswick, a former resident of Jesup and had been a resident of Glynn County for 70 years.
        He was a member of Taylors United Methodist Church where he was active in several areas of church work.
        He retired fro Hercules, Inc. in 1980 after 43 years of service.
        Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WOODS, Robert Henry III
The Brunswick News; Thursday 23 December 1976; pg. 2, col. 1

Woods Funeral To Be Friday

        Funeral services for Robert Henry Woods III, 15, who died Tuesday, will be Friday at 3:30 p.m. in Arco United Methodist Church with the Rev. S. Dan Thomas and Warner Croft officiating.  Interment will follow in Brunswick Memorial Park Cemetery.
        Active pallbearers will be Junior Sasser, Mitchell Cox, Keith Warren, Joel Brea, Craig LaBoone, Danny Webster, Mathew Smith and Marty Taylor.
        Honorary pallbearers will be John Jones, Paul Raborn and Edward Mock.
        He was a lifelong resident of Brunswick and attended Arco United Methodist Church.  He attended reading therapy clinic at Christian Academy.
        He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lindsey R. Beaver of Brunswick; two sisters, Miss Carrol Anne Slemons of Brunswick and Miss Laura Lynn Cook of Waverly; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Cook of Waverly; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Woods Sr. of Brunswick; and an aunt, an uncle and several cousins.
        The body will remain in the funeral home and will be placed in the church an hour prior to services.
        Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WOODS, Sterling T. d/o
The Brunswick News; Friday 18 June 1971; pg. 5

WOODS INFANTS DIE; GRAVESIDE RITES

            Infant twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Sterling T. Woods died early yesterday at the local hospital.
            Other survivors include the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gene E. Hopkins and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Woods, all of Brunswick.
            Funeral services under the direction of Chapman Funeral Chapel will be held at the graveside in Palmetto Cemetery, with the Rev. Art W. Merillat officiating.

WOODWIN, Eddy
The Atlanta Constitution; Thursday 19 October 1876; col. 4

DEATHS AT BRUNSWICK

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

WOOLLEY, Vardy (Rev.)
The Georgia Weekly Telegraph (Bibb County); Monday 31 December 1866; pg. 2 col. 3

            REV. VARDY WOOLLEY, formerly of Savannah, and well-known in this city, where he resided during the war, died at Brunswick on the 18th instant.

WOOTEN, Jacob Dale
The Brunswick News; Monday 2 September 1996; pg. 3A col. 2

SERVICES TUESDAY FOR INFANT WOOTEN

            Jacob Dale Wooten, infant son of James Donald and Linda Sue Smith Wooten of Brunswick, died Friday at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah.
            Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Palmetto Cemetery with the Rev. Jimmy Byars officiating.
            The family will receive friends at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home tonight from 7 to 9 o’clock.
            Surviving in addition to his parents, are a brother, Brian James Wooten; maternal grandparents, Joy Faye Smith and Lewis Smith, both of Brunswick; paternal grandparents Julian Wooten and Leona Wooten; maternal great-grandparents, Allen and Lorraine Foskey of Vidalia; several aunts and uncles.

WRANGOFSKI, Edith (Tresher) Hale Withington
The Brunswick News; Thursday 24 January 2013; pg. 4A cols. 1-3

            Edith Tresher Hale Withington Wrangofski went home to the Lord on Jan. 21, 2013.
            Edith was born on Aug. 14, 1923, in Orlando, Fla., to George Fildes and Irene Johnson Tresher of Brunswick.
            In 1926, the family moved to Jacksonville.  Her father pioneered one of the first freight lines in the state, the St. Johns River Line.  After high school, she attended Stetson University of Deland, Fla.
            In 1941, she served as a civilian employee at the NAS Jacksonville.  There she met Ed Hale, whom she married in 1943, and had three daughters, Melinda, Mary Jane and Marjorie.  Ed was killed in an auto accident in 1950.
            She later met John Withington, whom she married and had a daughter, Edith Rebecca.  In 1962, John joined Kut Kwick Corporation in Brunswick, which brought the family to St. Simons Island.
            With four daughters, John fondly referred to their home as “Commotion by the Ocean.”
            Edith and John became charter members of Holy Nativity Church.  She and John were active in the church in Cursillo, Kairos, and Hearts and Hands.
            Edith was also involved with a children’s ministry as well as being on the Vestry, Daughters of the King, and president of the Episcopal Church Woman’s organization.
            Edith was also chaplain of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
            John passed away in 1980.  Edith continued on with her involvement with the church.
            In 1985, she married Frank Wrangofski, who supported her in her ministries, until his passing in 1995.
            Edith’s faith was her source of strength in her spiritual and everyday life.  Her most earnest desire was to glorify God and her Savior Jesus Christ through her words and actions.  She hoped to direct everyone she met to know him as the source of salvation, comfort and love.
            She felt her relationship with the Lord and her family was the most important part of her life.
            Edith is survived by her loving family including her children, Melinda Johanson (Joe), Jane Wrangofski, Marjorie Stevenson (Michael), Becky Norman (James), Candace Weigand (Al), Frank Wrangofski, Jr. and Betty Wrangofski; her brother, George Tresher (Daphne); her sister, Mary Ann Ford; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
            A celebration of Edith’s life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Holy Nativity Episcopal Church on St. Simons Island with interment to follow at the columbarium in the church’s Memorial Garden.
            The family asks in lieu of flowers, that memorial gifts be made to Holy Nativity Episcopal Church, c/o The Edith Wrangofski Memorial Fund, 615 Mallory St., St. Simons Island, GA 31522.
            Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Chapman Funeral Chapel and Crematory.

WRIGHT, Charlton
The Brunswick News; Sunday 29 December 1929; pg. 1 col. 1 & pg. 8 col. 5

PROMINENT MAN OF GLYNN COUNTY IS FATALLY SHOT—Charlton Wright Killed Yesterday Afternoon at Sterling By H.V. Jeffords—MR. WRIGHT’S SISTER PRESET AT SHOOTING—While Wife of Man Now in Jail on Murder Charge Also Witnessed Tragedy—Shooting Result of Old Feud.

            Charlton Wright, prominent Glynn county citizen, and a member of one of the county’s oldest and best known families, was shot and fatally wounded early yesterday afternoon in front of his home at Sterling by H.V. Jeffords, woods rider for Lloyd Large, who operates a turpentine business in the vicinity of Sterling.
            The tragedy, from all reports, was the outcome of ill feeling which had existed between the two men for some time.  A dispute, it was said, over turpentine lands some time ago had caused bad feelings to exist, and the shooting is thought to be a direct result of it.
            The wound which produced Mr. Wright’s death was caused by a bullet which entered the left side of his neck.  It penetrated the throat and came out just above the right collarbone.  He lived for about two hours after being shot.  Dr. H.M. Branham and Robert Burford were summoned immediately and reached his bedside before the end but they at once realized that the wound was a fatal one.
            The tragedy occurred almost directly in front of Mr. Wright’s home and among those who witnessed it was a sister of the deceased and the wife of the man who is now held in the Glynn county jail on a charge of murder.  It was also stated that two or three others witnessed the shooting and the story as told by them differs in only a few details.
            Mrs. C.B. Stillwell, a sister of Mr. Wright, was standing within a few feet of her brother when he received the fatal wound and she heard the few words that passed before the shooting.  Seated in an automobile a short distance away was Mrs. Jeffords, who, at the report of the first shot, screamed and jumped from the automobile.
            Mrs. Stillwell related the tragedy as she witnessed it to a News reporter later in the afternoon.  She said that Mr. Wright was standing by his automobile talking to her and that he was preparing to come to Brunswick.  Jeffords, she said, was seen coming in the direction of the Wright home and, knowing that ill feeling existed between the two men, she suggested that Mr. Wright go into the house until Mr. Jeffords passed.  This, she stated, her brother refused to do, but said he would stand by the car until he passed.  Mrs. Stillwell says that as Jeffords reached her brother he said to him, “You look like you are looking for a fight today,” and as he ended the remark he pulled his revolver and opened fire.  She had started into the house but had only reached the gate.  At the ring of the first shot, she said, her brother reached up and covered his neck with his coat collar, Jeffords then fired again, she said, and Mr. Right by then pulled his revolver and he fired once.  The third shot was then fired by Jeffords, she claims, and he then walked to his automobile, got into it and drove away.  Assisted by others, Mrs. Stillwell carried Mr. Wright into the home and medical aid was summoned.
            County officers were notified and Officers Freeman and Doss went to Sterling and then to the home of Jeffords, about a mile north of Sterling, where he was found and said he was waiting for the officers.  He was brought to the county jail.  He told the officers that he had planned to finish some work about the commissary and it was his intention to then drive to the city and surrender.
            Jeffords, who, besides his wife, has five young children, told a different story of the shooting when seen in his cell at the jail.  He said he had parked his car near where the railroad crosses the Sterling road and had started to the home of Charles Boyle, who lives nearby, to secure a key to the commissary which he left with him when he went away several days ago.  He said he saw Mr. Wright sitting in his car and as he (Jeffords) approached, Mr. Wright stepped out of the car and was behind it.  As he neared him, he said, he saw Mr. Wright with the pistol in his hand and, as his life had previously been threatened by him, he opened fire.  He said he fired three times, but did not know how many times Mr. Wright shot at him.  Ill feeling, he claimed, had existed between them for some time and he said the dead man had on more than one occasion threatened his life.
            Jeffords has been residing near Sterling for over two years.  He was connected with Lloyd Large, who operates a turpentine business in that section.  He came to Sterling from Whigam, Ga.
            Charlton Wright was one of the best known men in Glynn county.  He was born at Dover Hall, this county, on January 13, 1863, and resided there and at Sterling all of his life.  He had engaged in farming, the turpentine and mercantile business for years and at one time operated a large rice mill at Sterling.  He was well known in Brunswick among many friends and has many relatives here.
            He is survived by four sisters, Mrs. P.W. Fleming and Mrs. J.M. Burnett, of this city, and Mrs. C.B. Stillwell and Miss Bessie Wright, of Sterling.  A number of nieces and nephews and other relatives also survive.
            The remains were brought to the city by Undertaker Miller and after being prepared for burial carried to the residence of Mrs. Fleming.  The funeral will take place this afternoon at 3 o’clock from St. Mark’s Episcopal church, Rev. Royal K. Tucker conducting the services.  The following friends will act as pall bearers:  J.T. Young, W.D. Harrington, Egar Wilson, R.H. Parker, N. Emanuel, F.L. Stacy, C.S. Tait, Sr., Frank Scarlett.  The interment will be in Palmetto cemetery.

WRIGHT, Christopher
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 21 June 1879; pg. 3 col. 2

TOOK HIS OWN LIFE

            Our community was shocked on Sunday last with the startling intelligence that Mr. Christopher Wright, an old citizen of this county, had shot himself.  Investigation proved the report too true.—  It seems Mr. right has been suffering for some time with great depression of mind, in so much that he has made other attempts to end his existence, but had failed.  On Sabbath morning last, however, he succeeded by placing a loaded pistol to his hearth and firing.  He must have died immediately, as he was found in much the same position as he evidently was when the fatal shot was fired.

WRIGHT, Duncan W.
The Brunswick News; Sunday 16 January 1916; pg. 1 col. 3

CAPT. DUNCAN WRIGHT DEAD; END IS SUDDEN—Well Known Citizen Passed Away At His Home On Newcastle St. At Early Hour This Morning—He Was Stricken Suddenly—Though Ill for Some Time, End Was Not Feared So Suddenly.  Had Been Resident of Brunswick All of His Life

            Captain Duncan Wright, in ill health for months, but whose condition recently had shown some improvement, throwing out a little encouragement to his family and friends, passed away rather suddenly at his home on Newcastle street this morning at 1:10 o’clock, and the announcement of his death will come as a great shock to his hundred [sic] of friends.
            While Captain Wright’s condition has been quite serious for the past few days, still it was not believed that he was in any immediate danger; in fact some improvement was reported in his condition yesterday morning, and he rested well during the day, but last night he was taken ill suddenly, and in a very short time passed away.
            The death of Captain Duncan Wright removes a man popular among all who knew him, and his acquaintance was probably as wide as any resident of the city.  Born in Glynn county on September 25, 1860, being 55 years of age, he has resided in this city his entire life, and ruing all of that time has been prominently connected with the marine circles of the port.  For over 32 years he has been a pilot on the Brunswick bar, and during his life he has held a number of positions of honor and trust.  Whenever a matter of interest to the welfare of Brunswick, as a city generally, and as a port in particular, came up, Captain Wright was found in the thickest of the fight.  He was a man who loved his city and his people.  Though unable in recent years, because of illness, to engage as actively as he did in former years, nevertheless, as long as he was able to be out, he was found doing his duty as he saw it.  Probably no man along the south Atlantic coast was better acquainted with these waters than was Captain Wright, and many a rough trip has he stood at the wheel of his pilotboat, or his tug or passenger steamer, and steered his craft to safety, for although he has been a pilot for 32 years, he has also served as captain of the port’s largest tug and passenger steamers.
            Captain Wright is survived by his widow, who herself has been lingering between life and death for the past several days; one son, Hazel Wright, and a brother, J.B. Wright, and a sister, together with a large number of other relatives.
            Captain Wright was a member of Ocean lodge No. 214, F. & A.M., and of Brunswick chapter No. 66, R.A.M., and these Masonic bodies will have charge of the funeral arrangements.  The funeral will be held from the Presbyterian church Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. W.H. Chapman officiating.
            The News joins the hundreds of other friends in extending sympathy, and indulges the hope that better tidings will come from the bedside of Mrs. Wright.

NOTICE—Members of Ocean Lodge No. 214 F. & A.M. are requested to meet at Masonic hall at 2:30 p.m. Monday to attend funeral of our late Brother Duncan Wright.  Member of Atlantic lodge and visiting brethren invited to attend.  J.W. SIMMONS, W.M.  Attest:  R.H. MARTIN, Secretary.

WRIGHT, E. Truman
The Brunswick News; Friday 9 May 1997; pg. 3A col. 3

E. TRUMAN WRIGHT SERVICE MONDAY

            A memorial service for E. Truman Wright, 85, of St. Simons Island will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Wesley United Methodist Church of Frederica with the Rev. Tom Martin officiating.
            He died Wednesday at the Heritage Inn on St. Simons.
            The family will receive friends at the church following the service.  Memorial contributions may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church of Frederica or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
            Surviving are his wife, Barbara Bailey Wright of St. Simons; two daughters, Marcia Wright and Barbara Wright Anderson, both of St. Simons; two sons, Walter Wright of St. Simons and Ted Wright of Sea Island; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
            He was president and managing director of The Greenbrier Resort at White Sulphur Springs from 1951 to 1975.  A 1934 graduate of Cornell University, he was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church of Frederica.
            He earned many hospitality industry awards.  He was past president of the West Virginia Hotel and Motel Association and of Southern Innkeepers, and he was a past member of the AH&MA Resort Committee, the Tavern Club, Rotary International and a great many other organizations.
            He also worked at the Lake Placid Club, Lake Placid, N.Y., and at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.  He was a U.S. Navy officer during World War II.
            He resided at Highland Beach, Fla., and spent the summers at White Sulphur Springs until moving to St. Simons in 1995.
            Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WRIGHT, George Washington
The Brunswick Times-Advertiser; Tuesday 9 April 1895; pg. 1 col. 3

MR. G.W. WRIGHT, SR., DEAD—The Stroke of Paralysis Resulted Fatally Last Night.

            Mr. G.W. Wright, Sr., died at his home at Sterling last night about midnight.  He had been lying between life and death since Sunday morning, the result of a stroke of paralysis on Friday.
            The news of Mr. Wright’s death was brought to the city this morning, and, although it was not altogether unexpected, was received with genuine expressions of regret.
            The deceased had been in ill health for some time and had determined to go to Savannah for treatment.  The stroke of paralysis occurred just on the eve of departure for that city.
            Drs. Elliot of Savannah and Branham of Brunswick were in almost constant attendance on Mr. Wright’s bedside from Sunday until death came last night.
            Mr. Wright was one of Glynn county’s pioneers, having lived in the county almost all his life.  He leaves a large family, all residents of Glynn county, and all of whom were with him in his last illness.
            Besides the bereaved wife, eight children survive Mr. Wright—Messrs. James S., Charlton and G.W. Wright, Jr., Mrs. P.W. Fleming and Misses Ada, Daisy and Bessie Wright.
            In the hearts of all the older citizens of this section Mr. Wright held the warm place of personal friendship, and he was known to all as a man to respect and honor.
            A special train on the Southern will bring the remains and the funeral party to the city at 3 o’clock this afternoon.  The funeral services will occur at St. Mark’s Episcopal church, conducted by Rev. H.E. Lucas.  The remains will be interred in Oak Grove cemetery.

WRIGHT, Katherine T. (Russell)
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 18 January 1916; pg. 1 cols. 2-3

ALL THE CITY IN SORROW OVER DEATH OF CAPTAIN AND MRS. DUNCAN WRIGHT—Wife Passes Away Only A Short Time After Death Of Her Husband—Double Funeral Yesterday

            A pall of gloom was thrown over the city Sunday afternoon when it was learned that Mrs. Duncan Wright had passed away after an illness of only about a week, her death following close upon that of her husband, Captain Duncan Wright, who had died at an early hour on the morning of the same day.
            Mrs. Wright contracted a severe cold a little over a week ago.  This rapidly developed into pneumonia and from the first the case was serious.  Captain Wright, who had been in ill health for several years and in a very weak state, became so alarmed over the illness of his wife that he became prostrated, and while the attending physicians and nurses were still hoping for good results in the sickroom of Mrs. Wright, Captain Wright was suddenly stricken and in a few hours had paid the debt which all must pay.
            Mrs. Wright was unconscious at the time of her husband’s death and remained so to the end, not knowing that he had preceded her to rest.
            Mrs. Wright, who was the younger daughters [sic] of Charles A. and Margaret Russell, the former of Deerfield, Mass., the latter of Charleston, was born in Charleston, September 26, 1860, just one day after the birth of her husband.
            The family removed to Brunswick in the early seventies, and became clearly identified with her social and business affairs.  Mrs. Wright was a devoted member of the Catholic church and was a woman whose name had become a synonym for all that stands for charitable works and good deeds.  Sacrificing her life to duty and the dictates of a rigid conscience, she was esteemed, respected and loved by all who knew her.
            She was a great lover of the beautiful and especially fond of music and flowers.  From her garden many a choice bouquet went to cheer the room of some sufferer, or to the altar of the church which she loved so well.
            In her death the church, her friends, and the community, have suffered an irreparable loss.
            Captain Duncan Wright, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Wright, was born in Brunswick.  He was a direct descendant of Samuel Wright, a colonial settler whose remains lie in the cemetery of Christ church at Frederica.
            Captain Wright was married to Katherine Russell in the fall of 1881 and from this union were born two sons, Charles A. and James Hazle, the latter surviving his parents.  Besides this only child whose sad duty it has been to witness the last hours of both parents in so short a time there survive to mourn their loss Mrs. George Walker of Tampa, sister of Mrs. Wright, and J.B. Wright and Mrs. J.H. Whitmire, brother and sister of Captain Wright, besides numerous relatives more distantly connected.
            During his recent ill health Captain Wright turned for comfort to a higher power than that of earth and was received some time ago into the membership of the Presbyterian church, the religion of his own selection.  Since that time he has been a devoted member of the church and had all the consolation of religion in his last hours.
            A sad feature of the general sorrow is the fact that his only brother, J.B. Wright, is very ill and could not be with Captain Wright when the summons came.
            The funeral services over the remains of Captain Wright were held at 2:30 yesterday afternoon at the Presbyterian church, Rev. W.H. Chapman officiating.  The funeral cortege then proceeded to the Catholic church where Father Reis impressively read the burial service over the remains of Mrs. Wright.  The interment was in Palmetto cemetery.  At the grave the Masons conducted the service over Captain Wright’s grave.
            The pallbearers for Mrs. Wright were A.M. Ross, C.T. Calnan, William Loback, A.O. Anderson, P.W. Fleming and J.F. Lassere.
            Captain Wright’s pallbearers, appointed by Ocean lodge Masons, were M. Walsh, J.B.C. Blitch, R.B. McCullough, W.R. Dart, R.S. Pyles and D.W. Krauss.
            Under the moss-draped trees, within sound of the water they loved so well, they lie side by side in their last resting place.

Tenderly the waves are sighing,
And the breezes low replying
            Seem to say in accents clear;
“Though the sod lies light above them,
Be of cheer, oh, ye who love them;
            They are only waiting here.”

WRIGHT, Madgie
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 4 October 1884; pg. 6 col. 3

DEATH OF LITTLE MADGIE

            The household of Mr. G.W. Wright of Sterling, has been saddened by the presence of death.  Little Madgie passed away on Sunday last, after a week’s illness from diphtheria.  She was conscious to the last, and bore her suffering with the fortitude of one much older; but the messenger came, and she has gone, and her place is vacant around the hearthstone.  The sorrowing parents and family have our heartfelt sympathy.

WRIGHT, Minnie Bell (Strickland)
The Brunswick News; Monday 2 September 1996; pg. 3A col. 4

MINNIE WRIGHT SERVICE TUESDAY

            The funeral for Minnie Bell Strickland Wright, 61, of Brunswick, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. Victor Morrell officiating.  Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery.
            She died Wednesday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.  The body will be moved to the church one hour prior to the service.
            Pallbearers will be Tony Morrell, Bennie Demery, Fletcher Walker, Lewis Goodwill Jr., Kennon Edmond and James Carswell.  Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Mount Olive Baptist Church and Emanuel Baptist Church.
            Surviving are her husband, David Wright of Brunswick; three sons, Larry Morrell of Atlanta, Tony Morrell of Brunswick and the Rev. Victor Morrell of Clinton, Md.; three stepdaughters, Delois Davis of Baltimore, Md., and Joshlyn Goodwill and Evelyn Edmond, both of Brunswick; three sisters, Gladys S. Reynolds and Ceola S. Polite, both of Brunswick and Inez S. Thomas of Richmond, Va.; four grandchildren, eight step-grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
            Mrs. Wright, who was retired, was a lifelong resident of Brunswick and a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.  Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

WYLLY, Alexander Campbell
The Atlanta Constitution; Thursday 9 March 1911; pg. 2 col. 2

A.C. WYLLY, DARIEN

            Darien, Ga., March 8—(Special)—Alexander Campbell Wylly died here last night.  He was a prominent citizen of the county, having been clerk of superior court several years.  Mr. Wylly was a confederate veteran, serving in Anderson’s brigade during the war and was a member of Live Oak lodge of Masons.  The funeral will occur Thursday morning at 11 o’clock.  He was 78 years old and leaves a wife, one daughter, Elizabeth, three brothers, Charles S. Wylly of Brunswick, Ga., Thomas Wylly, of Sandersville, and William C. Wylly, of Darien.

WYLLY, Sarah Leake
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; 4 November 1920

WYLLY—Died, at residence, No. 42 South Gordon street, Wednesday evening, November 3, 1920, Miss Sarah Leake Wylly, in her seventy-sixth year.  She is survived by three brothers, Mr. Thomas S. Wylly and Mr. William C. Wylly, of Darien, Ga., and Mr. Charles S. Wylly, of Brunswick, Ga.  Remains will be taken to Darien, Ga., for funeral services and interment this (Thursday) evening, November 4, 1920, via Central of Georgia railroad, at 9:40 o’clock, by H.M. Patterson & Son.

WYNN, Jeanne Powell
The Brunswick News; Thursday 1 September 1988; pg. 3A col. 3

FORMER RESIDENT DIES IN NEW YORK

            Jeanne Powell Wynn, 76, formerly of St. Simons Island, died Aug. 25 at Ten Acres Christian Science Nursing Home in Princeton, N.J. after an extended illness.
            She is survived by a daughter, Betty W. Wilkerson of Monsey, N.Y., and formerly of St. Simons; a son, Richard Powell Wynn of Chattanooga, Tenn., and formerly of St Simons; two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren.

WYSOCKI, James Anthony
The Brunswick News; Thursday 30 November 1989; pg. 3A col. 6

            Memorial services were held in New Orleans on Nov. 24 for Judge James Anthony Wysocki, 51, who died Nov. 14 in a private plane crash.
            He is survived locally by his parents, Felix B. and Virginia Wysocki of St. Simons Island.

 

 

 

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