Obituaries of Coastal Georgia; transcribed by Amy L. Hedrick

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



YALE, John C.
The Brunswick News; Saturday 12 June 1976; pg. 2 col. 1


            John C. (Jake) Yale, 75, died Friday at the V.A. Hospital in Lake City, Fla. after an extended illness.  He was a former resident of Brunswick and was a veteran of W.W.I serving in the U.S. Army.
            He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Gene Lewis of Brunswick, Mrs. H.O. Bishop of Darien, Mrs. R.C. Baker of Tampa, Fla. and Mrs. George Russell of Groton, Conn.; nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
            Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Clarke Wiggins officiating.  Interment will follow in Palmetto Cemetery.
            Active pallbearers will be J.E. Johnson, Jack Corn, Curtis Howard, James C. Wisham, Hammond Bolin and Leonard Gale.
            The body will remain in the chapel until the hour of services.


The Brunswick News; Friday 10 April 1959; pg. 12 col. 4


            Mrs. Mary Yeomans [sic], 79, a resident here for 53 years, died Tuesday at Augusta while visiting a daughter.
            Funeral services were to be held this afternoon at the Yeomans Cemetery near McRae, Ga.
            A native of McRae, Mrs. Yeomans came here some 55 years ago and was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.  Her husband, John F. Yeomans, died in 1930.
            She is survived by 10 children, including J.E. Yeomans and Mrs. Bernice Pickren of Brunswick, two sisters and two brothers, 27 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.


YOULE, Lillian (Whitfield)
The Brunswick Times-Call; Tuesday 5 March 1901; pg. 4 col. 3

FUNERAL OF MRS. YULE—Buried Yesterday Afternoon in Oak Grove Cemetery

            After a few glad short years of life, during which she bloomed as a fragrant flower in the hearts of all who knew and loved her, the little white hands of Mrs. George Elmore Youle were folded softly on Saturday morning, over the little heart whose beating had been stilled, and she slept, that beautiful quiet sleep in which there comes no awakening save to the haven land, where all is joy and light and life. As Miss Lillian Whitfield, daughter of Judge Boling Whitfield, a large circle of friends in this and adjoining states knew and loved her, as Mrs. Youle many new friends were won by her charming and lovable personality.
            Since her marriage a few years ago, Mrs. Youle has lived in Atlanta, the home of her husband. Not long ago she came to Brunswick, her former home, to attend the marriage of her sister, and here, with her young husband and surrounded by those she loved best, except the sister who was away on her wedding trip, and who was suddenly called home by a heart-breaking telegram, the angel of death, in loving tenderness, called her away forever.
            From the Presbyterian church, of which she was a faithful member, the funeral occurred yesterday afternoon at three o’clock. On the sunlight land, under the blue skies, the tolling of the bell was heard over the city, in the church the music was wonderfully sweet, with Mrs. Bays as organist, and in the chior [sic] Mesdames Alvin Rowe, W.H. Deyer, Capt. William M. Tupper and Mr. Robbins. “Lead Kindly Light,” was the instrumental selection rendered first, and then the beautiful hymn, “Come Unto Me.” The service of the Presbyterian church was impressively conducted by the pastor Rev. W.F. Hollingsworth, and another hymn, “Asleep in Jesus,” by the choir. At the conclusion of the services, from the organ rolled that grand old air, “Nearer My God to Thee,” as the beautiful white casket with its precious burden, heavily laden with rare floral offerings passed from the church.
            Under the spreading oaks in Oak Grove cemetery, where the moss hangs in long gray festoons, and the birds nest in the spring time, loving hands tenderly laid the little body to rest, the services were concluded, and a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends who had gathered around her for the last time went through the setting sun to their homes, and left her resting.
            From the friends who had loved her so in life, the following gentlemen were chosen as pallbearers: Judge Alfred J. Crovatt, Mr. Edwin Brobston, Judge Samuel Carter, Mr. James T. Colson, Judge Jefferson Davis Sparks, Mr. William H. Devoe.

A CARD OF THANKS—To our friends: My family and myself desire to express our real and earnest appreciation of and gratitude for the warm consideration so generally extended to us during the illness and after the death of my daughter. Such kindness and sympathy have touched us more than perhaps you think possible, and we prize them as memories to be cherished.

Bolling Whitfield.


YOUNG, Brigham
The Advertiser & Appeal; Wednesday 5 September 1877; pg. 2 col. 4

            Brigham Young died last week, and now there are nineteen widows, less the one that sued for a divorce, weeping over their mutual loss.

The Advertiser & Appeal; Wednesday 12 September 1877; pg. 1 col. 6

BRIGHAM YOUNG—The telegraph this morning announces the death of Brigham Young, Prophet, Bishop and President of the Mormon sect.  He was born in Whittingham, Vermont, June 1, 1801, and was the son of a farmer of that place.  His education was very limited, and in early life he learned the trade of painter and glazier.  At that time he was a member of the Baptist Church, and is said to have preached occasionally.  In 1832 he joined the Mormons at Kirtland, Ohio, was ordained Elder, became one of the twelve Apostles of the church, and was sent to the Eastern States, in 1835, to make proselytes, in which he was very successful.  In 1844, on the death of Joseph Smith, the founder of Mormonism, Young was chosen unanimously by the Apostles, President of the sect, thought he was opposed by four aspirants.
            After the charter of the Nauvoo, the first stronghold of Mormonism, had been revoked, and the city bombarded, Young set out with his followers across the plains, and did not stop until he reached Great Salt Lake valley, which he declared was the promised land.  Here, in July, 1847, he founded Salt Lake City, became absolute ruler of the colony, and in 1849 organized the State of Deseret, which soon after applied for admission into the Union.  This was denied, and on the formation of the Territory of Utah, in 1850, Young was appointed Governor for four years.  He, however, after his term of office had expired, began to disregard the laws and defy the Government of the United States, until in 1857,k the President appointed Hon. Alfred Cumming, of Georgia, well remembered by many of our readers, Governor of the Territory, and sent him to his post with a force of two thousand five hundred men, which action caused the Mormons to become peaceable.
            On the 29th of August, 1852, Young proclaimed the “celestial law of marriage,” sanctioning polygamy.  This was resisted by Joseph Smith’s widow, who, with her children, headed a schism in the church; but so great was Young’s power that he easily carried his point.  He married a great number of wives, the nineteenth of whom, Ann Eliza, as will be remembered, quite lately created considerable sensation by leaving him and applying for a divorce.
            In addition to his office of President of the Church, he was Grand Archee of the Order of Danites, a secret organization within the church, which is said to have been one of the chief sources of his absolute power.  At the time of his death he was under grave suspicion of having been ultimately connected with Bishop Stephen D. Lee in the Mountain Meadow massacre twenty years ago, of which so much has recently been said, and for which Lee was executed a few months since.
            He accumulated great riches, and through is exertions has made of Salt Lake City a large, wealthy and prosperous place.  With all his flagrant and numerous faults, he was most certainly a remarkable man, as his career fully shows.  No cause is assigned for his death, which was, to a great extent, entirely unexpected.  He will probably be succeeded by his eldest son, whom we believe is Brigham Young, Jr.—Sav. News.


YOUNG, Darrell Wilson
The Brunswick News; Monday 22 October 1990; pg. 3A cols. 3 & 4


            Two men are dead after a head-on collision north of Eulonia early Saturday morning.
            According to the accident report by Georgia State Patrol Troopers Joe Milburn and W.C. Boutwell of the Hinesville post, Darrell Wilson Young, 20, of Townsend was northbound on U.S. Highway 17, a mile and a half north of Georgia Highway 99 near Eulonia when a southbound 1990 Honda Accord, driven by Wardell Anderson, 22, of Darien, crossed the center land and struck him head-on.
            Young died Saturday, Anderson and passenger Isaac Gordon, 26, of Darien were both taken to Savannah’s Memorial Medical Center.
            Anderson died early this morning, Gordon remained in critical condition in the Savannah Hospital.
            Anderson had been charged with driving under the influence, vehicular homicide, driving with a suspended license and driving on the wrong side of the road.


YOUNG, John E.
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 23 November 1918


            Brunswick, Ga., November 23—(Special)—John E. Young, one of Brunswick’s oldest and best known citizens, passed away at his home yesterday after a long illness.  While Mr. Young had not been confined to his home for a great length of time, he had been in ill health for several months, and the announcement of his death did not come as a surprise to those familiar with his condition.
            The deceased has resided in Brunswick practically all of his life, and he was well known and popular among an unusually wide circle of friends.  He is survived by his widow and one daughter, Mrs. Johnson H. Pace, of Jacksonville.


The Atlanta Constitution; Thursday 19 October 1876; col. 4


            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.


ZELL, Millie (Weinstein)
The Brunswick News; Monday 8 October 1962; pg. 12 col. 5


            Mrs. Millie Weinstein Zell, 90, died early today at the Brunswick hospital after a short illness.
            Mrs. Zell had lived in Brunswick since 1894, coming here from New York.  She lived at 1612 Norwich Street and was a member of Temple Beth Tifilloh and the Neptune Chapter of the Eastern Star.
            Survivors include two daughters Mrs. Sadye Moses, Brunswick, and Mrs. Morris Passaloff, New York City; three sons, Carley, Maurice and Julius Zell, all of Brunswick; two sisters, Mrs. Max Isaac, New York City, and Mrs. S.S. Goffis, Jacksonville; ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
            Funeral services, under the direction of the Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, will be held at 4 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at Temple Beth Tifilloh with Rabbi Milton Greenwald officiating.  Interment will be in Palmetto Cemetery.  The body will remain in the funeral home chapel until the service hour.
            Active pallbearers:  Richard Zell, Robert Zell, Gerald Zell, Harold Zell, Donald Zell and Raymond Baumel.
            Honorary:  Gordon Singletary, Gordon Helms, John C. Kaufman, Sr., Judge Frank M. Scarlett, Jeff D. Brown, Dr. Haywood Moore, Dr. C.B. Creer [sic], Paul Morton, Fred Pfeiffer, Dr. L.A. Valente, Dr. Joe Owens, Dr. John A. Hightower, Sidney Nathan, A.M. Harris, Dr. I.M. Aiken, Clyde Taylor, E.S. Dill, A.E. Fiveash, Charles Bruce, Mitchell E. Owens, Julian Bennet, Ray Whittle, Harry Smith, Clair Jones, C.H. Sheldon, W.E. Geiger, Abe Nathan, Jack Lissner, W.F. Crandall, Dave Gordon, C.V. Abbott, John Studstill and John Lane.





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