African-American Obituaries
for Glynn & Surrounding Counties

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ABBOTT, Susan
The Brunswick Journal; Monday 18 January 1909

SUDDEN DEATH OF OLD SERVANT—For Many Years a Faithful Servant in Family of Judge Crovatt.

            There will be genuine sorrow expressed by a very large number of white people when they learn of the death of “Mammy Sue,” who has been faithful servant in the family of Judge A.J. Crovatt for the past thirty years.
            Everybody knew “Mammy Sue”; she had been so identified with the family of “her people” as to be one of them.
            Born in Charleston, a slave, Susan Abbot [sic], as she was known, was brought to St. Simons Island and was the servant of the Hazzard family there.  At the close of the war, Susan became a member of the family of Col. C.L. Schlatter, the father of Mrs. A.J. Crovatt.  After the marriage of Miss Mary Lee Schlatter to Mr. A.J. Crovatt, “Mammy Sue” went with her young mistress and was the nurse of three children of Judge and Mrs. Crovatt.  As the widow of a soldier in the Federal Army during the war, Mammy Sue was awarded a pension by the government.  Though her husband fought on the Federal side, Mammy Sue staid [sic] with her “own people.”
            Famous as a cook, devoted to the interests of those with whom she had been so many years, the death of Mammy Sue removes another of the rare ante-bellum negroes.
            Her illness was of only a few hours duration; the young daughter of the house, Mary Lee Crovatt, had gone to see the old woman at ten o’clock to giver her a cup of tea; Mammy did not complain of being ill, and had been about her usual duties all day yesterday.  Though eighty years of age, Mammy Sue was remarkably active, and was in full control of all her faculties.  At one o’clock another of the servants heard the old woman calling, and Miss Crovatt and her brother went to the room in the servants house.  When the door was opened, Mammy Sue was unconscious and died with(in) a few minutes.  Four children survive, Thomas and Joseph Abbot and Eliza Cuyler, all of whom live on St. Simons.  Another son, Randolph Abbot, being in Charleston.  The body will be carried to St. Simons where it will be interred tomorrow.

The Brunswick Journal; Tuesday 19 January 1909; pg. 1

FUNERAL OF MAMMY SUE HELD ON ST. SIMONS

            The body of Susan Abbott, or “Mammy Sue” the aged servant of Judge A.J. Crovatt, was carried to St. Simons this morning for interment.
            Services were held last night in the First African Baptist Church, of which church, Mammy Sue had long been a member.

ALLEN, Evelyn (Rooks)
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 17 July 1991; pg. 3A col. 6

EVELYN ROOKS ALLEN SERVICES THURSDAY

            Services for Evelyn Rooks Allen of Brunswick will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at New Zion Baptist Church in the Brookman community with the Rev. Fred Williams officiating.
            Interment will follow in Higginbotham Cemetery.  Mrs. Allen died Monday at her home.
            Pallbearers will be Larry Mungin, James Wesley, James Clinch Jr., Louis W. Johnson, Joe Clinch and Robert Stiles.
            Honorary pallbearers will be Lewis Carroll, Curtis Clinch, L.C. Clinch, James Clinch Sr., and Henry Blue.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour prior to services.  The family will leave from 915 Newcastle St..
            The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 tonight.
            Mrs. Allen is survived by two sons, Jeffree Gilliard and Prince Gilliard, both of Brunswick; three daughters, Janice Cutno of Ponte Vedra, Fla., Jamlyn Boxwell of New York, and Brenda Bradley of Brunswick; 12 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
            A native of Glynn County, Mrs. Allen was a member of the New Zion Baptist Church in the Brookman community.  She was a cook.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ALSTON, Mary Etta (Anderson) Harrison
The Brunswick News; Friday 2 February 1990; pg. 3A col. 6

ALSTON FUNERAL TO BE SATURDAY

            The funeral for Mary Etta Alston will be held Monday at 2 p.m. in the Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. E.D. Sullivan officiating.  Interment will follow in the Masonic Cemetery in Brantley County.
            She died Jan. 30 at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
            A native of South Carolina, she was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and a custodian for the Glynn County school system.
            She is survived by her husband, Prince Alston; seven sons, Carlos Wells, Harry Harrison, Ray Alston, and Perry Alston, all of Brunswick, Willie Harrison of Atlanta, Willie Alston of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Frank Alston of Miami, Fla.; five daughters, Frannie Austell, Annette Mack, Bobbie Lecounte, Tommie Allen and Doris Murphy, all of Brunswick; one brother, Jack Styles of Brunswick; two sisters, Helen Johnson of Tampa, Fla., and Katie Vail of Brunswick; 50 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
            Pallbearers are William Hunter, Robert Jaudon, Michael Peebles, Caldon Mattox, Ray Alston and Gurlie Kimp.
            The family will be at the funeral home Sunday night from 7 until 8 p.m.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ANDERSON, Mary Elizabeth (Carter)
The Brunswick News; Friday 14 November 1997; pg. 3A col. 3

MARY C. ANDERSON FUNERAL SATURDAY

            Mary Elizabeth Carter Anderson, 65, of Brunswick died Nov. 8 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First African Baptist Church in Meridian with burial to follow at Hudson Cemetery.  The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.
            Surviving are two daughters, Sandra McGhee and Mary A. Anderson, both of Dallas; five sons, Lewis Carter Sr. of Jacksonville, Fla., Prince Anderson Jr. of Darien, Johnny L. Anderson of Newport News, Va., Benjamin Anderson of Tucson, Ariz., and Julius M. Anderson of Dallas; a sister, Dorothy Campbell of Meridian; 20 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
            She was born on Sapelo Island.  She lived in Brunswick for several years and was a member of the First African Baptist Church in Meridian.  She was a retired seafood worker.
            Darien Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

ARMSTRONG, William Constance
The Brunswick News; Friday 14 November 1997; pg. 3A col. 5

WILLIAM C. ARMSTRONG DIES TUESDAY

            William Constance Armstrong of Brunswick died Tuesday at Brunswick Health Care Center.
            The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. Earl James officiating.  Burial will follow at Rising Daughter Cemetery.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.
            Pallbearers will be Oscie Jackson, Sanford Hampton Jr., Johnny Massey, Robert Williams and David Armstrong.
            Surviving are his wife, Algertha W. Armstrong; a son, Charles Armstrong of Baltimore, Md.; six daughters, Edna Lisbon of Atlanta, Laura Friend, Carol LaCount and Kathy Friend, all of Brunswick, Lorraine Johnson of Atlanta, and Loretta Newkirk of Fayetteville, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
            He was a native of Brunswick and a member of Grace United Methodist Church.  He had been employed by a log treating company.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ARNETTE, Anna Pomeroy (Hill)
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 4 August 1981; pg. 2A col. 1

FUNERAL TOMORROW FOR MRS. ARNETTE

            The funeral for Mrs. Anna B. Arnette of Brunswick who died Thursday will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church.
            The Rev. W.M. Ashley will officiate.
            Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be Methodist men.  Honorary pallbearers will be friends and church officers.
            She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church and the Retired Teachers Association.
            Survivors include a son, Jesse Arnette Sr. of Roosevelt, Long Island, N.Y.; and a daughter, Miss Lucretia Arnette, Englewood, N.J.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
            The body [will be] taken to the church one hour before the time of services.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

ATKINSON, Price
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 12 December 1945; pg. 3 col. 3

FUNERAL THURSDAY

        Funeral services for Price Atkinson, well known Glynn county negro who died last week, will be held Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock in the Sheffield chapel and he will be buried in the family lot in Clayhome [Clayhole?] cemetery.

BAILEY, Jesse
15 July 1982; Camden County Tribune
researched by Sue Saffold

CARETAKER BAILEY DROWNS ON CUMBERLAND ISLAND

            One of Cumberland Island's residents, described by friends as a man who never had en enemy in his life, drowned Saturday while apparently attempting to return his boat to shore in Christmas Creek.
            Jesse Bailey, 63, who had lived on Cumberland for most of his life, was well known to visitors and residents of the island.
            He was frequently seen piloting his small motorboat along the shoreline or in the waters of Christmas Creek in search of fish and shellfish.
            Mr. Bailey was reported missing to the National Park Service when he went to retrieve his boat after the noon meal Saturday and did not return.
            "Bailey had gone out for oysters in the morning on Christmas Creek around the Williams' residence.  The creek level on the mud flat was so low that he couldn't get his boat back in.
            After lunch he went back for the boat and apparently drowned," said Deputy Ricky Sirmon of the Camden County Sheriff's Department.
            Mr. Bailey's big black poodle Bushy alerted islanders to his master's disappearance when he showed up barking on the porch of George and Audra Merrow, also caretakers on the Candler estate.
            Bushy would not calm down, but continued to bark, so Merrow took the dog to the creek where Bushy showed Merrow the place Mr. Bailey had entered the creek.
            The body of the missing man was discovered about 9:40 a.m. Sunday following a search by officials of the Sheriff's Department, Department of Natural Resources and Cumberland Island Park Service, said Sirmon.  Island residents Larry Miller and Carol Ruckdeschel found the body on an oyster bed.
            Following the transfer of the body to the mainland, the cause of death was determined to be as the result of accidental drowning, said Gil Kelley, deputy county coroner.
            "He was a colorful person and he will be missed," said Grover Henderson, of the man he described as his friend and the friend of everyone who met him.
            Henderson said that Mr. Bailey came to Cumberland Island in the 1930s from Sapelo Island to help build the Candler House at High Point and stayed on as caretaker of the house.
            "He knew everyone who lived on the island from the Rockefellers and Carnegies on down.
            Jesse was one of the few people I've known that everyone liked.  He never had an enemy and that's rare in the twentieth century," said Henderson.
            Known to many on the island for his gifts of clams, oysters and fish to those he liked, Mr. Bailey would often barter his catch with the residents of the island, trading for the things which he needed or wanted.
            "He knew more about fishing on Christmas Creek than any man on the island," said Henderson.
            A fishing trip with Mr. Bailey was described by the authors of Guale, the Golden Coast of Georgia, published in 1974.
            In a profile of Mr. Bailey, his skillful search for shellfish and lifestyle were described:  "Jesse's real life is not lived in the society of men.  His true home is not on land, but down in the salt marsh of Christmas Creek."

BAKER, James Edward Sr.
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 14 May 2002; pg. 4A col. 2

        James Edward Baker Sr. of Brunswick died Saturday at his residence.
        A memorial service was to be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zion Baptist Church in Brunswick with the Rev. Michael B. Norris officiating.
        Surviving are his wife, Carolyn Baker of Brunswick; a son, James Baker Jr. of Jacksonville; five daughters, Carla A. Baker Hatcher of Jacksonville, Carol M. Baker Holston of Raleigh, S.C., Karen A. Wright Black of Baton Rouge, La., Sharon D. Baker Wright of Austell and Brenda Bennett of Boston; a sister, Albertha Baker Miller of Brunswick; six grandchildren and other family.
        Mr. Baker was a 1957 graduate of Risley High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict. Mr. Baker was Brunswick’s first black police officer serving 24 years. He held the ranks of captain patrol commander and retired as a deputy marshal in 1990.
        Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BAKER, William
The Brunswick News; Friday 22 June 1917; pg. 5 col. 2

COLORED MAN DEAD

            William Baker, a well known colored man, died Wednesday and was buried yesterday.  Baker was known as one of the best pilots in this port and held a United States license as master of steamboats.  Dropsy was the cause of his death.

BALDWIN, Alfred
The Brunswick News; Friday 7 June 1991; pg. 3A col. 3

FUNERAL SATURDAY FOR ALFRED BALDWIN

        The funeral for Alfred Baldwin, 93, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Spring Hill Baptist Church in the Brookman community with the Rev. Leroy Williams officiating. Burial will follow in Baldwin Cemetery, also in the Brookman community.
        Baldwin died June 5.
        The body will be placed in the church an hour before services.
        He is survived by a niece, Rita E. Baldwin of Culver City, Calif., and a cousin, Doris Avery Jones of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Beauford and Avedell Grant of Brunswick, with whom he was living.
        The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 to 8 tonight.
        Robert Cummings Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

BARNES, George Calhoun
The Brunswick News

BARNES FUNERAL TO BE HELD HERE SATURDAY

            Services for George Calhoun Barnes, 87, of Brunswick, will be held Saturday at St. Athanasius Episcopal Church with interment in Greenwood Cemetery.
           Barnes died March 14 at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
            The Rev. Herman P. Stone will officiate the 1 p.m. service.
            Pallbearers will be Charlie Rogers, Frank Scriven, Clarence Spencer, Joseph I. Scriven, Steven Taylor, Johnny Wrice, Edgar Scriven and Barry Cross.
            The family will receive friends tonight at the funeral home from 7 until 8 o’clock.
            He is survived by his wife, Mary S. Barnes of Brunswick; four daughters, Roberta Taylor of Kaiser Slautern, Germany, Betty Lawery of Bronx, N.Y., Alice S. Rogers of Brunswick and Debra Wrice of Clarksville, Tenn.; one son, Charlie Rogers of Richmond Hill; two brothers, Jasper S. Barnes of St. Simons and William B. Barnes of Frederick, Md.; one sister Creola B. Belton of Brunswick; 12 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
            Barnes was a life long resident of Glynn County.  He was retired from employment with H and H Service Department and as a part-time driver with Murphy Taxi Service.  He was also a member of St. Athanasius Episcopal Church.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BARNWELL, Charlotte (Stafford)
The Brunswick Times Advertiser; 11 May 1896; pg. 1 col. 4

ENTERED INTO REST—Tribute of a Glynn County Lady to an Estimable Colored Woman.

            On Tuesday, May 5, Charlotte Barnwell, colored, wife of Nicholas Barnwell, Sr. died at the home of her niece near Waynesville, aged 70 years, and amid a large assembly of relatives and friends.  All that is mortal was laid to rest by the side of her husband the following Thursday.  The casket was freighted with beautiful flowers, contributed by friends, both white and colored, for all respected and loved “Aunt Charlotte.”
            For forty years she had been a dutiful member of the Baptist church, and her life was so upright and true we all feel she was fully prepared to meet her God.  In her death not only her relatives, but the community at large has sustained a great loss.  A nurse by profession, she spent the greater part of her useful life at the bedside of the sick, and there are countless numbers of both colors who have received her faithful services.—A FRIEND.

BELL, Wesley
The Brunswick News; Monday 6 January 1936; pg. 8 col. 3

90-YEAR-OLD NEGRO KNEELS IN PRAYER AS HIS LIFE ENDS

            Wesley Bell, 90-year-old negro, was deeply religious.
            Even in his declining years his religion was his greatest activity.
            Unable to do manual labor and earn his livelihood, Father Time pauperized the aged negro.  He became a ward of the city poor house.
            From slavery days in the ante-bellum days, “Old Wesley” never shunned his religion and his prayers.
            Early yesterday the feeble darkey went about his daily routine in the poor house and about 8 o’clock in the morning kneeled by the side of his bed to offer prayers to his Maker.
            There he was found a short time later—his head leaning on the bed, his arms outstretched—kneeling where he uttered his final mortal words with God—dead!
            He died as he would have had it—on his knees praying to his Almighty.
            A Christian, but a pauper, the former slave will be given a decent, but simple burial in pauper’s field.

Old Uncle BILLY
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 1, No. 39; Wednesday 29 December 1875; pg. 1, col. 2

Killed

        A number of Negroes on St. Simons Island were spending last Friday night (Dec. 24, 1875) in religious exercises at the house of one of their number- Old Uncle Billy. Early the next morning a drunken fellow from another part of the Island entered and disturbed the meeting. The old man, in trying to put him out, was thrown to the floor, and stamped in the breast, which caused his death soon after.

BLUE, Fuller
The Brunswick News; Friday 26 November 1992; pg. 3A col. 4

FULLER BLUE FUNERAL SATURDAY

            The funeral for Fuller Blue of Brunswick will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Shiloh Baptist Church with the Rev. E.C. Tillman officiating.  Burial will be in Blue Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be deacons and trustees of Shiloh Baptist Church.  Honorary pallbearers are employees of Hercules Inc. and Georgia Pacific Corp.
            Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth Campbell Blue of Brunswick; a son, Fuller Blue Jr. of Brunswick; two sisters, Oliva [sic] Staten of Washington, D.C., and Lillie Williams of Brunswick; tow grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
            The Brunswick native was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church and was a retired laborer for Hercules.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BLUE, Gindy
The Savannah Tribune; Saturday 17 June 1916; pg. 4 col. 2

            Mrs. Gindy Blue, and aged citizen died last Thursday.  Mrs. Blue was 95 years old and had lived in Brunswick practically all of her life.  She is survived by one sister.  The community joins the sister in her hour of sorrow.

BLUE, Leona (Baker)
The Brunswick News; Thursday 12 February 1981; pg. 2A col. 3

SERVICES SATURDAY FOR LEONA B. BLUE

            Services for Leona Baker Blue, 48, who died Feb. 9 at the Brunswick Hospital will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Magnolia Chapel of the Brunswick Funeral Home with the Rev. E. Lewis Brogsdale officiating.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
            She was a native of Brunswick and a member of the Zion Baptist Church.
            She is survived by two daughters, Paula B. Duncan and Joyce B. young, both of Brunswick; three brothers, Richard Baker of Louisiana and James Baker and Willie Baker of Brunswick; a sister, Alberta Miller of Brunswick and one grandchild.
            Pallbearers will be Al Buggs, Sam Sullivan, Alfred Wrice, Oren Wrice, Willie Wrice and Ozell Wrice.  Honorary pallbearers will be the class of 1952 to 1953.
            The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 Friday evening.  Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge.

The Brunswick News; Friday 13 February 1981; pg. 2A col. 4

SURVIVOR OMITTED—Paul Blue, the husband of Mrs. Leona Baker Blue who died Feb. 9, was inadvertently omitted from an obituary published Thursday in The News.  Services for Mrs. Blue will be Saturday at 3 p.m.

BLUE, William McKinley
The Brunswick News; Friday 8 May 1998; pg. 3A col. 5

WILLIAM M. BLUE SERVICE SATURDAY

        The funeral for William McKinley Blue, 80, of Brunswick will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Baptist Church with Elder J.E. Bethea officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
        He died May 2 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
        The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service. The procession will depart from 2801 Mimosa Road.
        Surviving is a son, Charles E. Blue of Brunswick; an aunt; and several other relatives.
        Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

BROWN, Willie James "Steamboat"
The Brunswick News; Friday 1 August 1986

Funeral Tomorrow For W.J. Brown

        The funeral for Willie James "Steamboat" Brown of the Dock Junction Community will be held Saturday in the chapel of the Collins' Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
        Brown died July 28 at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
        The Rev. M.C. Denegal will officiate the 3 p.m. services.
        Pallbearers will be nephews of the deceased.
        The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 7 until 8 tonight.
        Brown is survived by a sister, Adell Smith of Brunswick; an aunt Mary Way of Brunswick; an uncle Russell Broady of Blackshear; a cousin Louis Smith of Brunswick, with whom he lived; six nieces, five nephews and other relatives.
        Brown was a native of Pierce County but raised in Glynn County. He later lived in Florida for 20 years and returned to Glynn County more than 30 years ago. He was retired.
        Collins' Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

BRYAN, Margaret (Clark) Carter
The Savannah Tribune; Saturday 5 July 1913; pg. 4 col. 3

A SAD DEATH AT BRUNSWICK, GA.

            On last Friday night June 27th, many hearts were filled with sorrow, when the news of Mrs. Maggie Bryan’s death were heard.  A more beautiful life has never lived.  A pious, consistent christian, always ready to defend the church of God; a friend who never betrayed a trust; a loving mother, who tenderly watched over and prayed for her fatherless children.  She was twice a widow, her first husband, Mr. James Carter, brother of Mr. H.B. Garnett, died leaving her with three small children, whom she carefully reared and today they are filing places of trust.  Her second husband, Rev. J.C. Bryan, died several years ago, and left her with two little girls, who have been cared for and educated by their two brothers, William and James Carter, two of the most dutiful sons and brothers that ever lived.  Their good deeds will ever be remembered, and their examples shining lights for others to follow.  The funeral took place from the First Baptist Church.  The pastor, Rev. John Williams, spoke in beautiful words to a vast audience; he was assisted by Rev. Ford of Bethel Church, Jacksonville, Fla., Rev. S. Roberts and Rev. Fisher.  To mourn her loss are five children, Prof. W.M. Carter, President, Topeka N. and I. College, Topeka, Kans.; James G. Carter, Consular to Madagascar; Mrs. Maggie Carter Lewis, Misses Nita and Edna Bryan, two brothers, Mr. C.A. Clark, Mr. Wm. Clark, three sisters, Mrs. I.M. Jones, Mrs. Julia Robinson, Mrs. Ellie Moore, a devoted aunt, Mrs. Corine Delaney and many other relatives and friends.  Death is sad! but theirs is [sic] comfort in the words of the poet:
            Come ye disconsolate, wher’er ye languish;
                        Come to the mercy seat, fervently kneel,
            Here bring your wounded heart;
                        There tell your anguish,
            Earth has no sorrow,
                        That heaven cannot heal.

A Friend.

BUGGS, John Wesley  (Dr.)
The Brunswick News; Monday 25 May 1942; pg. 8 col. 3

NEGRO PHYSICIAN DIED YESTERDAY

            Dr. John Wesley Buggs, well known local colored physician, passed away at his home Sunday afternoon after a long illness.
            Dr. Buggs, who was a son-in-law of the late Chas. A. Clark, was born in Brunswick and practiced medicine here for a number of years.  He is survived by his wife, five children, three grandchildren and a number of other relatives.
            Funeral services will be held at 5 o’clock Wednesday afternoon at the First A.B. church, under the direction of Hall’s Funeral Home.

BURKE, Rev. Abram
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 1, No. 31; Wednesday 3 November 1875; pg. 1, col. 3

        Rev. Abram Burke, colored, formerly of this city, died in Brunswick last week. Darien Gazette (The Darien Gazette reported his name as BECK)
        The Gazette is in error in name. Rev. Abram Burke, colored, died here recently from effects of an injury received in being thrown from a buggy.

CAMPBELL, John
The Brunswick Call; Thursday 24 February 1898; pg. 1 col. 6

HORRIBLE DEATH OF COLORED MAN—John Campbell Killed on the Southern Railway—THE UNFORTUNATE MAN MANGLED—Both Legs Cut Off and Hurt Internally—Expired Half Hour After Accident.

            John Campbell, a deaf and dumb negro, employed by the Hilton & Dodge Lumber Company, at the Cypress Mills in this city, was run over and killed by a Southern Railway train last night.
            Campbell, it seems, was drunk, and tried to crawl under the cars just in front of Marks’ store on Bay street.
            The cars were moving and caught him, dragging him several hundred feet.  His cries attracted attention and finally the train stopped and the man was carried to his home on south Albany street where he died in a few minutes.

CARROLL, Earl
The Brunswick News; Friday 2 October 1992; pg. 3A col. 5

EARL CARROLL FUNERAL SATURDAY

            The funeral for Earl Carroll of Brunswick will be at 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Greater Hall Temple with the Rev. G. Bobby Hall officiating.  Burial will be in First A.B. Churchyard cemetery in Fancy Bluff.
            Carroll died Tuesday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be members of the U.S. Army.  Honorary pallbearers will be Clifford Brown, Joe Edward, Bernard Woodard, T. Curry, and Jimmy Beasley.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to services.
            Surviving are his wife, Mary Baker Carroll of Brunswick; his mother, Rubelle Hopkins Carroll of Brunswick; four sons, Keith Carroll, Kenneth Carroll, Ernest Carroll and Todd Carroll, all of Brunswick; a stepson, Cleo Vinson Jr. of Brunswick; three daughters, Sheila Williams of Waverly, Cheryl Jones and Michelle Carroll, both of Brunswick; two brothers, Jacob Carroll and Roy Carroll, both of Brunswick; three sisters, Harriet Drummund, Gwendolyn Mutcherson, and Sharon Drummond, all of Brunswick; 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
            The Glynn County native was a member of Greater Hall Temple and was a retired machine operator for Georgia Pacific.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CARROLL, Rubelle (Hopkins)
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 14 May 2002; pg. 4A col. 2

        Rubelle Hopkins Carroll, 88, of Brunswick died May 9 at the local hospital.
        The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Greater Hall Temple Church of God in Christ with the Revs. M.C. Denegal and G. Bobby Hall officiating. Burial will follow in the First African Baptist Churchyard Cemetery in Fancy Bluff.
        Pallbearers are grandsons and officers of the church and the mission union.
        The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the Prudence Hall Chapel of Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home.
        Surviving are two sons, Jacob Carroll Sr. and Roy M. Carroll, both of Fancy Bluff; three daughters, Harriet Weston, Gwendolyn Muchison and Sharon Drummond, all of Brunswick; a sister, Beatrice Haywood of Waverly, 33 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
        A native of Glynn County, Mrs. Carroll was an usher of the church and Missionary Society member. She was a homemaker and a member of the First African Baptist Church in Fancy Bluff.

CARTER, Curtis Jr.
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 14 May 2002; pg. 4A col. 3

        Curtis Carter Jr. of Ardick died May 8 in Crescent.
        The funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Wednesday at the First African Baptist Church in Meridian with the Rev. Garfield Jackson officiating. Burial will follow in Hudson Cemetery.
        Pallbearers are Mitchell Armstrong, Eric Lemon, Grovea Simpson, Joseph Cummings, Donal Simpson and Caesar Pinkney.
        The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Darien Funeral Home.
        Surviving are his wife, Tracie Carter; daughters, Morgan J. Carter and Magan M. Carter; sons, Keotta L. Taylor, Curtis T. Carter and Daniel J. Carter; mother, Bertha Lee McKnight of Meridian; father, Curtis Carter Sr. of Meridan; sister, Chrishonda Grant; brothers, Thomas Carter, Terry Carter, Jamie Taylor, Marcus Carter and Jahmal Carter; grandmother, Dorothy Campbell of Meridan; and grandfather, D.C. Canady of Meridian.
        A native of McIntosh County, Mr. Carter was a truck driver and a member of the First African Baptist Church.

CARTER, James M.
The Augusta Chronicle (Augusta, GA); Tuesday 15 November 1887; pg. 1 col. 4

KILLING IN BRUNSWICK

            BRUNSWICK, GA., Nov. 14.—John Burns, white, to-day shot and instantly killed J.M. Carter, a colored barber.  Burns lost some money in the bath room and charged Carter with taking it, whereupon the latter drew a knife.  Burns was arrested.

CASH, Elnora (Lynch)
The Brunswick News; Friday 28 January 2000; pg. 4A col. 1

ELNORA CASH

        Elnora Lynch Cash, 80, of Brunswick, died Monday at the local hospital.
        The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Rising Daughter Baptist Church with the Rev. B.T. Smith officiating. Burial will be in the First African Baptist Churchyard Cemetery. The body will be placed in the church one hour before services.
        Pallbearers will be the grandsons and the officers of the Church.
        Surviving are two sons, Willie C. Cash, Sr. of Brunswick and Ivey McKinsey Cash, Sr. of Dale City, Va., a daughter Ernestine Vinson of Brunswick, a brother John Southall, Sr. of Brunswick, nine grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
        A native of Glynn County, Ms. Cash was a member of Rising Daughter Baptist Church and Brookman Seniors. She was a retired housekeeper.
        Hall Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CASTRO, John
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 2, No. 31; Wednesday 24 January 1877; pg. 3, col. 1

        John Castro, an old African Negro, who had lived in this county for many years, died last Sunday (Jan. 21, 1876) at the ripe old age of about 100 years.

COHEN, Sol
The Brunswick News; Thursday 7 November 1912; pg. 1 col. 3

NEGRO WORKMAN DROWNED—Sol Cohen, Employed at Terminals, Falls from Lighter.

            Sol Cohen, a negro employed by the Clyde Steamship company at the A., B. & A. terminals, fell from a lighter Tuesday night and was drowned.
            Cohen was loading lumber and in some manner fell or was knocked overboard.  The body has not been recovered.

The Brunswick News; Tuesday 12 November 1912; pg. 12 (or 8) col. 2

BODY FOUND—The body of Sol Cohen, the young negro drowned at the terminals last Tuesday night, was found floating in the river yesterday.  As his death was accidental no inquest was held, the Clyde Line, by which he was employed, paying funeral expenses.

COHEN, Walter
The Brunswick News Thursday 10 August 1911; pg. 1 col. 5

NEGRO KILLED BY RUNAWAY HORSE—While Driving in Country Walter Cohen Meets an Untimely Death.

            A swarm of yellow jackets attacking a horse indirectly caused the untimely death of Walter Cohen, a negro in the employ of Henry E. Taylor near Southern Junction, last Tuesday afternoon.
            The horse and buggy were hired by J.W. Walker to inspect some timber land near this city, and together with another man spent Tuesday morning on a tour of inspection.  While passing through some underbrush, the horse disturbed a large nest of yellow jackets and made a desperate attempt to shake off his tormentors.  The frantic efforts of the animal caused the buggy to be smashed against a tree and both men were thrown to the ground.  Fortunately neither was hurt.
            Cohen, who saw the animal’s distress, made an attempt to quite the horse, catching hold of the bridle.  Hundreds of yellow jackets then began to attack the negro and in his efforts to protect himself the horse turned and kicked the negro in the stomach.  He died in great agony several hours later.
            Cohen was a faithful colored employee.  He leaves a widow and six young children.  He was buried at Freedman’s Rest yesterday afternoon.

CUMMINGS, Ursaline
The Brunswick News; Friday 14 November 1997; pg. 3A col. 5

URSALINE CUMMINGS SERVICE MONDAY

            Ursaline Cummings of Brunswick died Monday at Jesup Health and Rehab Center.
            The funeral was to be 1 p.m. today at St. John Baptist Church with the Rev. Edward J. Williams officiating.  Burial was to follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.  Pallbearers were to be great-nephews Ronald Bell, Wesley Collier, Lester Drayton, William Coleman, Keith Carroll and Daniel Williams.  Honorary pallbearers were to be deacons of the church.
            Surviving is a sister, Willie Netha Gray.
            She was a native of Brunswick and a member of St. John Baptist Church.  She was a beautician.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

CURRY, J.J.
The Brunswick News; Monday 24 November 1947; pg. 8 col. 6

FATHER OF LOCAL RESIDENTS DIES

            J.J. Curry, 89, father of C.K. Curry of this city, and J.H. Curry of Fancy Bluff, passed away yesterday at McWilliams, Ala.  The two local sons, accompanied by Mrs. J.H. Curry, are in McWilliams to attend the funeral, which will be held this afternoon.
            Besides his two local sons, Mr. Curry is survived by four other sons.

CUTHBERT, Bessie Mae
The Brunswick News; Friday 8 May 1998; pg. 3A col. 5

BESSIE MAE CUTHBERT DIES WEDNESDAY

        Bessie Mae Cuthbert, 73, of Carneghan passed away Wednesday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
        The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Carneghan Emanuel Baptist Church, with burial to follow at King Cemetery.
        The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight at Darien Funeral Home in Darien.
        Surviving are eight daughters, Mary E. Hill of Darien, Linda M. Washington of Springdale, Md., Emily Haynes of Brooklyn, N.Y., Kate Cuthbert of Orangeburg, S.C., Lillie N. VanHolten and Yvonne M. Cuthbert, both of Decatur, Luvenia Cuthbert of Annmore, W. Va., and Brenda McCaskill of West Chester, Ohio; two sons, Johnny Cuthbert Jr. and Henry L. Cuthbert, both of Alexandria, Va.; and four brothers, Joe L. Sullivan of San Francisco, Calif., and Horace Sullivan, Talmedge Sullivan and Jimmy Sullivan, all of Spring Valley, N.Y.
        She was born in McIntosh County and graduated in 1944 from Todd-Grant High School in Dairen. She was a member of Carneghan Emanuel Baptist Church, the Hudson Home Society and Valentine Chapter No. 294 O.E.S.

DANIELS, Rev. William
The Savannah Tribune; Thursday 18 August 1921; pg. 1 col. 4

REV. WM. DANIELS PASSES AWAY—Was One of the Best Known M.E. Ministers in This Section.

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            The Rev. William Daniels, pastor of Palen Memorial M.E. Church, died on Friday of last week at his residence at the corner of 37th and Harden streets.  His death was quite a shock to the community for although it was known that he was in ill health for some time yet it was not thought generally that his condition was alarmingly serious.
            The Rev. Daniels was one of the most beloved and most widely known Methodist Episcopal ministers in this section of the state.  He was 62 years old and a native of this city.  At the age of 26 years he entered the ministry, taking charge of a mission in this city.  His first large charge was at Roswell, Ga.  From there he was sent to Jesup and then to Brunswick.  After pasturing there for several years he made presiding elder over the Savannah district which position he held for several years, after which he again was placed in charge of a church at Brunswick going from there to Waynesboro and then to Greenville, after which he came to this city and was placed in charge of the pastorate of Palen Memorial church, which church and Speedwell mission at Sandfly he was serving at the time of his death./
            Shortly after coming here he perfected plans for the erection of a new church edifice and succeeded in having the structure sufficiently erected to hold services in when the stringency of the times caused a cessation of the work.  During the erection of the building it is said that he served the church not only as pastor but spent many lonely hours at night serving as watchman for the building.  It is claimed by many that this sacrificial watch service, to a large degree, was accountable for his declining health.
            Funeral services over his body were held at Palen memorial church Monday afternoon.  The services were very impressive and were attended by an overflowing concourse of members and friends.  The sermon was preached by the Rev. J.A. Richie, pastor of Asbury M.E. Church, the Rev. C.W. Prothro, of Waynesboro, being master of ceremony.  Representatives from the various religious bodies of the city were present and spoke in most glowing terms of the deceased.  Tuesday morning the body accompanied by the family was shipped to Brunswick where the interment was held.
            The Rev. Daniels is survived by a wife, Mrs. Janie Daniels; three sons, Edward Daniels of St. Petersburg, Fla.; A.W. Daniels, of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Frank Daniels of Atlanta; one daughter, Miss Janie Belle Daniels; one sister, Mrs. Lela Butler and three grand children.

DAVIS, E.A.
The Savannah Tribune; 1 May 1915; pg. 5 col. 1

DEATH

            Brunswick, Ga., April 17, 1915 Editor of The Savannah Tribune:
            Please allow me place upon the pages of your paper to inform the brethren of the Masonic craft of the death of our friend and brother, E.A. Davis, which occurred Tuesday April 6th.  Brother Davis, who was a member of Corner Stone Lodge No. 8 had been sick for quite a while.  Bro. Davis was both a Mason and Pythian.  To know Bro. Davis was to love him.  And in the Masonic field, a true Mason has departed from the field of labor and has gone into the realms of the Most High to enjoy the refreshments prepared for the final faithful.  Bro. Davis leaves a host of friends to mourn his demise and more especially among the members of Corner Stone Lodge No. 8 A.F. and A.M., he being the secretary for many years.  Bro. Davis was buried from the Shiloh Baptist Church, of which he was a deacon.  The Rev. S.C. Roberts officiated.
            Yours,
            Corner Stone Lodge No. 8
            E.W. Johnson, acting sec’y

DAVIS, Jamitra
The Brunswick News; Friday 14 January 2000 pg. 4A cols. 3-4

JAMITRA DAVIS:  EDUCATOR

            The funeral for Jamitra N. Ector Davis, 30, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Church in Darien.  Burial will be in Hudson Cemetery in Meridian.
            Mrs. Davis died Saturday from injuries sustained from a gunshot wound.
            The family will receive friends at Darien Funeral Home 2 to 8 pm. Today and Saturday at St. John Baptist Church from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m.
            The family requests that those wishing make memorial contributions to the Bank of America for her daughter, JaKayla Nibet Davis.
            Surviving in addition to her daughter of Carneghan, are her parents, Bettye Scott Ector of Carneghan and James Ector of Huntsville, Ala., two sisters, Tashera[?] Ector and Candice Ector, both of Huntsville, three brothers, Derek Stanley and Frankie King, both of Atlanta, and Cedrick Ector of Huntsville, her grandmother, Lizzie Mae Scott of Carneghan, uncles, aunts and other relatives.
            A member of St. John Baptist Church, Mrs. Davis was a 1987 graduate of Hershel V. Jenkins High School and a 1991 graduate of Spellman College.  She worked for the Glynn County Board of Education for the past five years and was formerly an educator in the Chatham County public school system, teaching at Myers Middle and Eli Whitney Elementary.  She served on the Education Committee.

DICKSON, William
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 20 December 1884; pg. 7 cols. 1-2

            Sam Jones, a rather prominent daykey [sic] before the St. Simons public as a man of “off color,” always with plenty of ready cash without work, struck a mulatto boy by the name of Dickson on the head with a twenty-ounce billiard cue, last Saturday evening.  The attending physician pronounces the skull fractured, and has but little hope of his recovery.  Sam was arrested, but gave the officer leg bail, and, in all probability, is off the Island, gone to some other place to perpetrate a similar deed.  Sam is said to have come to St. Simons from Americus several years ago under a bad name.

Saturday 27 December 1884; pg. 7 col. 1

            William Dickson, the boy whose skull was fractured by Sam Jones, has been removed to Brunswick to undergo the operation of trepanning.  Dr. Burford, assisted by competent experts, will perform the operation.
            LATER—Since the above was received from our St. Simons editor, the boy alluded to died.  As was stated in our last, the murderer has escaped.  ED. AD. AND AP.

DIXON, Lula M. (Johnson)
The Brunswick News; Saturday 23 October 1993; pg. 3A col. 3

LULA M. DIXON FUNERAL MONDAY

            The funeral for Lula M. Dixon of Sapelo Island will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Luke Baptist Church with burial in Behavior Cemetery.
            She died Wednesday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The family will receive friends from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home and the boat will leave Meridian dock at 9:30 a.m. Monday.
            Surviving are four daughters, Carolyn Lewis, Peggy Jones and Mary Ann Palmer, all of Brunswick, and Deborah Dixon of Rockville, Md.; two sons, Samuel L. Dixon of Brunswick and Daniel L. Dixon of Fayetteville; two sisters, Ruth Wilson of Sapelo Island and Dorothy Murry of Savannah; five brothers, Ronester Johnson and Fred Johnson, both of Sapelo Island, Isaac Johnson of Fancy Bluff, Joseph Johnson of New York and Lloyd Johnson of Brunswick; 10 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
            The Sapelo Island native was a homemaker and a member of St. Luke Baptist Church, where she served as church clerk.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

DOCK, Bessie C.
The Brunswick News; Friday 14 January 2000 pg. 4A cols. 3-4

BESSIE DOCK:  GODMOTHER

            Bessie C. Dock, a retired seafood worker, died Sunday in Darien.
            The funeral will be Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Darien Funeral Home.  Burial will be in Upper Mill Cemetery.
            Surviving are her godchildren Jerry Bradley and Cornelius Heidt, both of Darien.
            A member of St. John Baptist Church in Darien, Mrs. Dock was born in Hardeeville, S.C., and educated in Jasper County, S.C.

FIELDS, Daisy Kelly
The Brunswick News; Thursday 30 November 1989; pg. 3A col. 6

FIELDS RITES TO BE FRIDAY

            The funeral for Daisy Kelly Fields, who died on Nov. 24 at the Medical Arts Nursing Home, will be held Friday, Dec. 1 in the chapel of Hall’s Funeral Home.
            The Rev. Richard Hutcherson will officiate at the 4 p.m. service and interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            Mrs. Fields was a member of the Bethel A.M.E church.  She is survived by a sister, Marie K. Lewis; one niece, Mary Lewis of Brunswick, and other relatives.
            She was born on Jan. 1, 1899 and was married to the late Moses Fields.
            Hall’s Funeral Home is in charge of the services.

FLANDERS, Carlethia
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 20 January 1993; pg. 3A col. 4

SERVICE THURSDAY FOR CARLEATHIA FLANDERS

        The funeral for Carleathia Flanders of Brunswick will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the magnolia Christian Methodist Episcopal Church with the Revs. C.W. Whitfield and M.C. Pettiegrew officiating. Burial will follow in Flanders Cemetery in Brookman.
        She died Jan. 14 in the Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
        Pallbearers will be church deacons Morrison Waye, Calvin Waye, James Clinch Sr., Lewis Johnson and Sam Lee.
        Honorary pallbearers will be Johnny Myers and James Myers.
        The family will receive friends at the Brunswick Funeral Home tonight from 7 until 8 p.m.
        Surviving are one brother James Manley and three aunts.
        The Brookman native was self-employed as the owner of Flanders Café and was a member of Magnolia C.M.E. church and the church choir.

FLOWERS, Theodore “Tiger”
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 17 November 1927

TIGER FLOWERS IS DEAD AFTER MINOR ILLNESS—“Georgia Deacon,” Ex-Ring Champion, Dies Suddenly in New York Hospital.

            New York, November 16.—(AP)—“Tiger” Flowers, the taciturn negro “Praying Deacon” who formerly ruled the middleweight boxing ranks, died shortly after 8 p.m. tonight in a private hospital here following a comparatively minor operation.
            The Atlanta, Ga., battler submitted to an operation for removal of a growth above his right eye at 3 o’clock this afternoon.  Although he came out of the either [sic] in “fair” condition, he suffered a sinking spell soon afterward and was rushed back to the operating room, where he failed to rally.
            Flowers, a deacon in a church at Atlanta, Ga., where he made his home, wore the famous “Tiger” bathrobe that has appeared in rings all over the country when he walked to the operating room this afternoon.  After a few breaths of ether he murmured his last words:  “If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.”
            The man who lost his title to Flowers—Harry Greb) died in a hospital at Atlantic City in October, 1926, under almost the same circumstances.  Flowers was beaten for the title in Chicago by Mickey Walker on December 3 of the same year.
            The negro battler, one of the busiest of present-day fighters, won 19 contests this year and seemed due for another chance at his old title due to legal measures planned at Madison Square Garden today to secure a match with Mickey Walker.  Flowers fought twice last week, gaining a draw with Maxie Rosenbloom in Detroit November 9 before knocking out Leo Gates, heavyweight, in four rounds here last Saturday.
            Flowers, 32 years old, is survived by a widow and one child.

KNOWN HERE AS THE “WHITEST COLORED MAN.

            Flowers was known in Atlanta as “the whitest colored man in the ring” because of his conduct during his career.  He was always game and he always fought his hardest.  His conduct was unimpeachable and he was one of the most popular fighters the south has ever produced.
            Born at Camilla, Ga., on August 5, 1895, Flowers spent his early days in Brunswick, where he began fighting.  The story among ring followers goes that Walk Miller, back in 1918, sent Billy Hooper, well-known local negro fighter, down to Brunswick to fight Flowers, then an unknown.  Flowers knocked Hooper out in short order and the latter came back with the word that Flowers was a comer and Miller brought him to Atlanta.
            At that time Miller owned a gymnasium at the corner of Forsyth and Hunter streets, and he began putting Flowers in preliminaries.  His gameness and fighting spirit soon began to attract attention and he advanced rapidly.  Under the management of Miller, Flowers was soon fighting better-than-average men and about four years ago made his debut in New York, where he immediately gained popularity.
            Flowers, ofttimes [sic] called the “Fighting Georgia Deacon,” was a prominent church worker among his people and a member of the Butler Street C.M.E. church.
            Once he was established in New York, Flowers kept going up until he got a chance to fight Harry Greb, then holder of the middleweight title.  The fight was 15 rounds, to a decision, and went the entire limit.  Flowers put up one of the great fights of which he was so capable and won the decision.  That was on February 26, 1926.
            Then, on December 3, of the same year, he defended his newly-won crown against the onslaught of Mickey Walker.  The fight was held in Chicago, and went 10 rounds.  Walker was given the decision, which occasioned considerable wrangling and a return bout was the outgrowth of the arguing which followed the fight.
            There was some argument over Walker’s going through with the return bout, and recently the National Boxing association and the New York boxing commission ordered Walker to meet the Georgia ringster.
            The order by the New York body was issued Wednesday and called for a bout within the next five days.
            Shortly after that story clicked in over the wire, bearing the message that meant so much to this popular and game colored man, those same wires again carried a message—announcing his death.  Telling the story of the passing of a great fighter and a good citizen.
            For Flowers was that.  He made a good-sized fortune during his ring career and gave a large part of it to colored churches in Atlanta and Georgia.  He owned a home in Atlanta that is one of the most beautiful in the city.
            But the followers of ring affairs and those connected with it will miss Tiger Flowers, because he was a square shooter and loved by the white man and colored man alike.

The Brunswick Pilot; Friday 18 November 1927; pg. 1 col. 5

TIGER FLOWERS DIES SUDDENLY IN NEW YORK

            Theodore (Tiger) Flowers, colored, of Brunswick, former middle weight champion of the world, died suddenly in New York Wednesday morning, following a minor operation for the removal of a growth over one eye.  Tiger Flowers was raised in Brunswick where his father, Aaron Flowers, still resides, with other members of his family.  He entered the ring as a pugilist some twelve years ago under the management of Lee Bailey, colored boxing promoter of the famous L Street Park and became so proficient that he attracted the attention of Walk Miller, promoter of Atlanta, under whose management he steadily climbed the ladder until the championship of his class was his reward.  His loss of the title last year is one of the outstanding scandals of the prize ring, it being generally agreed that he was robbed of it by a grossly inaccurate decision of the referee.
            Flowers, always a steady and ambitious man, was known as the Georgia Deacon, because of his publicly announced interest in religion.  He saved his money and was reputed to be possessed of considerable wealth, among his holdings being a home in Atlanta said to have cost him $65,000.
            Telegrams received here by members of his family and his lodge, indicate that his body will be brought to Brunswick for burial, either Sunday or Monday.  There will be wholesale mourning among the colored population of Brunswick, all of whom revered and respected “Tiger”, who was their idol.  He had a wide acquaintance and close friendships among the white people of the city.  His father is one of the most highly respected colored citizens of the city.

FLOYD, Henry
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 20 December 1884; pg. 7 col. 1

            Henry Floyd, a darkey who worked for several years at St. Simons Mills, was fatally cut with an axe in Darien, by another “brother in black,” on last Monday.  He died within a few hours, and was brought home on Tuesday to be buried at Butler’s Point.  It is said that his right arm was almost completely cut off at the shoulder.  It is further reported that Henry’s body was most shockingly mutilated.

FLOYD, Tom
The Brunswick Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 22 December 1883; pg. 3 col. 1

ST. SIMONS DEPARTMENT—Tom Floyd, a noted African, died very suddenly in a convulsion last week.  Tom was one of the cargo of Africans on the schooner Wanderer, about which such an excitement was produced in Brunswick waters, and the trial and acquittal of her captain before the United States Circuit Court at Savannah.  Tom was also famous among his deluded class as a “medicine man” and manipulator in voodooism and other humbuggery.

FLOYD, William
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 16 February 1982; Submitted by Charles E. Pearson

SERVICES TUESDAY FOR WILLIAM FLOYD OF ST. SIMONS

            The funeral for William Floyd, 76, of St. Simons Island, who died Feb. 11 at the Brunswick Hospital, will be held at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday at the First African Baptist Church with the Rev. J.J. Hill officiating.
            Interment will be in Village Cemetery.
            He was a native of Glynn County, retired and a member of First African Baptist Church.
            Survivors include a son, Herbert Floyd of St. Simons; two daughters, Mrs. Ellen Bryan of St. Simons and Mrs. Estella Mae Maxwell of Brunswick; and two brothers, Levie [sic] Davis of St. Simons and Malicia Cyler [sic] of Darien.
            Pallbearers will be Eugene Lewis, Herman Osborne, Dennie Hunter, G.L. Buchanan, Russell White and Mozell Bidding.  Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour before services.
            Hall and Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GAITHERS, child
The Atlanta Constitution; Tuesday 15 May 1888; pg. 2 col. 1

            A homicide occurred in the Ardock settlement, in McIntosh county, early in the last week, but was not discovered until the middle of this week.  Two small colored boys, Cain Gaithers and his brother, went into the woods with a gun and a hoe, and Cain came back without the gun and hoe, and without his brother, for whom eh could not account, saying his brother had gone to a neighbor’s house.  His father sent him for the hoe and gun, which he brought, saying he had seen nothing of his brother, but had seen his tracks.  Several days after this he and his father were going through the woods, when Cain acted queerly at a certain point, and being sent to a point at which he had been seen shying around, the buzzards rose up and the father went up and found the other boy shot through the head and covered behind a lot with bushes.  The boy, Cain, admitted he had killed his brother, and says it was an accident, but the circumstances upon the coroner’s inquest was such that the boy was committed by the coroner to await the action of the grand jury.  Cain seems to be about eleven or twelve years old.

GRANT, Beauford Jr.
The Brunswick News; Friday 8 December 1978; pg. 12A col. 1

TWO KILLED THURSDAY IN ACCIDENT AT FLETC

            One construction worker unloading cinderblocks at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center at Glynco was electrocuted Thursday and another died while apparently trying to save him, Glynn County police said.
            The two Brunswick men, Beauford Grant Jr. 27, and Leon L. Causey Jr., 28, were pronounced dead at the scene by Glynn County Coroner Al Chapman.
            Witnesses said the two men were working at a physical training building under construction at the northwest corner of the FLETC facility.
            Police said Grant, an employee of Glynn Concrete Co., was operating a crane by remote control from the ground when the crane struck a high-voltage power line.
            Causey, an employee of Dawson Construction Co., apparently tried to get Grant free and was killed himself, police said….[rest of article is Causey’s obituary—AH]

The Brunswick News; Monday 11 December 1978; pg. 2A col. 3

SERVICES TOMORROW FOR BEAUFORD GRANT

            Funeral services for Beauford Grant Jr., 27, a native of the Brookman community, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Springfield Baptist Church, on Myer [sic] Hill Road, Brookman community with Rev. L.T. Sanders officiating.  Interment will follow in the Higginbotham Cemetery.
            Grant died last Tuesday as a result of contact with a high voltage power line while operating a crane by remote control.
            He was a 1970 graduate of Risley High School and was employed by the Glynn Concrete Co.
            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Daisy L. Grant of Brunswick; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Beauford Grant, Sr. of Brunswick; five sisters, Mrs. Ozzie Lee Thornton of Jacksonville, Fla., Misses Bertha Grant, Shirley Grant, May Grant, and Susan Grant, all of Brunswick; three brothers, Washington Grant, David Grant, and Arnold Grant, all of Brunswick; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Sollomon Carroll of Brunswick; several aunts, uncles, and other relatives.
            Active pallbearers will be Charlie Wiggs, James Davis, Lemon Johnson, Moses Gray, Matthew Brooks, Roy Brooks, Odell Lee and James Darrisaw.  Honorary pallbearers will be Roger Ricks, Harold Friedman, Joseph Demery, Levi Atkinson, L.C. Clinch, Spencer Waye, the Isaac Johnson choir, and Risley High class of 1978 [sic].
            The family will be at the home of his parents in the Buck Swamp Road.  They will receive friends tonight at the funeral home from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
            Collins Funeral Home is in charge of funeral arrangements.

GREEN, Jake
The Brunswick News; Friday 5 December 1986; pg. 3A, col. 2

        The funeral for Jake Green, 72, will be held Saturday.  Green, a resident of Cannon Bluff, died Monday in the Glynn/Brunswick Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
        The 2 p.m. rites will be held at the Welcome Baptist Church in Cannon Bluff with the Rev. Larry L. Odoms officiating.  Interment will be in the Wallace Cemetery, also in Cannon Bluff.
        The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 6 to 7 o'clock.
        Green is survived by his wife, Vernell Green of Cannon Bluff; six daughters, Eloise Wiley, Inez Evans and Peggy Green of Crescent, Helen Woods of Allenhurst, Hattie Carter of Savannah and Debra Green of Atlanta; six sons, Arthur Green, Sam Green, Jonathan Green, Michael Green and Melvin Green of Cannon Bluff and Johnny Lee Green of Freeport, Texas; one sister, Sadie B. Walker of Cannon Bluff; two brothers, Fred Ward of Cannon Bluff and Isiah Green of Savannah; 29 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
        Green was a native of McIntosh County and a member of the Welcome Baptist Church in Darien.
        The Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

GROVNER, Lester
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.

GROVNER, Louise (Hill)
The Darien News; 25 July 1996; pg. 4 cols. 1-2

            Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Hill Grovner of Crescent were held July 20, at Prospect Baptist Church in Crescent, with Rev. Garfield Jackson officiating.  Interment followed in Belleville Cemetery.
            Mrs. Grovner, 86, died July 14, at her home.
            The McIntosh County native was a retired seafood worker.  She was a member of Prospect Baptist Church, where she served in several capacities, and the Crescent Knight Society.
            Surviving are her four daughters, Ida Jackson, Sylvia A. McIver and Minerva Jenkins, all of Crescent, and Dora Barney of Brooklyn, N.Y.; two sons, David L. Holmes and James Grovner, Jr., both of Crescent; 15 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
            Active pallbearers were Alfred West, Earnest Palmer, Solomon McIver, Arthur McIver, John H. McIver, Jr., and Eugene Chaney, and honorary pallbearers were the deacons of the Church.
            Darien Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

GROVNER, Virginia (Walker)
The Darien News; 6 April 1989; pg. 4 cols. 1-2

            Funeral services for Mrs. Virginia Walker Grovner were held March 31 at Johnson’s Temple in Brunswick with interment following at Greenwood Cemetery, Brunswick.
            Mrs. Grovner, 75, died March 28, 16 Glynn-Brunswick Memorial hospital after a short illness.
            The native of Sapelo Island lived in Brunswick most of her life.  She attended Sapelo Island School and First A.B. Church on Sapelo.
            She is survived by a daughter, Earlene Davis Williams of Brunswick; six sons, Leroy Walker, George Grovner, Randolph Grovner, Jr., all of Brunswick, R.L. Grovner, St. Simons Island and Arthur L. Grovner, Washington, D.C.; a brother, James Walker, Shellman Bluff; 22 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
            Active pallbearers were Mack Grovner, Isaac Bailey, James Bailey, Joseph Jones, Ronnie Fleming and Walter Jenkins.  Honorary pallbearers were grandsons.

HALEY, William
Darien Timber Gazette; Saturday 6 January 1883; pg. 3 col. 1

Wm. Haley, a well-known colored man of Darien, died here on Saturday afternoon after a short illness.  “Bill” Haley was an old and respected citizen of this county and his familiar face will be missed.  He was buried from the Baptist (colored) Church on Sunday afternoon.

HALL, Ennis Lee
The Brunswick News; Friday 26 November 1992; pg. 3A col. 3

ENNIS LEE HALL SERVICE SATURDAY

            The funeral for Ennis Lee Hall, 78, of Brunswick will be at 11 am. Saturday in Bright Star Baptist Church with the Rev. S.T. Thomas officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery with full military honors.
            He died Sunday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be a military detail from Frot Stewart.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour before service.
            Surviving are his wife, Rosa Lee Hall of Brunswick; a brother, Murphy Hall of Pittview, Ala.; a sister, Frances h. Bryant of Brunswick; a stepdaughter, Cherry Lee Johnson of Port Arthur, Texas; three stepgrandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
            The Burke County native had lived in Glynn County since 1942.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was retired from Dixie Service Center.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HALL, Lawrence James
The Brunswick News; Friday 4 February 1983; pg. 3A col. 3

Rites Tomorrow for James Hall

        Services for Lawrence James "L.J." Hall, who died recently at the veteran's hosptial in Dublin, will be Saturday, 1 p.m., in the Collins' Funeral Home chapel.  Interment will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
        Pallbearers will be Wade McDouglas, Robert Wallace, Willie Bernard, Walter Mapp, Lonnie Johnson and Earl Gillan.  The Rev. R.N. Reeves will officiate at the service.
        Hall, a native of Brunswick and a veteran of World War II, resided at 1708 1/2 Lee St.
        Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marie B. Hall, and an aunt, Mrs. Sue Walker, both of Brunswick; several cousins.
        Collins Funeral Home of Brunswick is in charge of arrangements.

HARRIS, Allen
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 2, No. 30; Wednesday 17 January 1877; pg.5, col. 1

        Allen Harris, colored, for many years in the employ of Mr. Friedlander, died yesterday (Jan. 16, 1876). Aged 65 years.

HARRIS, Clarence
The Brunswick News; Monday 2 September 1996; pg. 3A col. 3

SERVICE TUESDAY FOR CLARENCE HARRIS

        The funeral for Clarence Harris, 61, of Brunswick will be 4 p.m. Tuesday at Needwood Baptist Church with the Rev. Milton Moore officiating. Burial will follow at Eliza Field Cemetery.
        He died Thursday at his residence. The body will be taken from the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
        Pallbearers will be Cleveland Gallimore, Randolph Williams, Benjamin Lewis, James Williams, Donell Mention and Mack LeCounte. Honorary pallbearers will be Georgia Power Co. employees.
        Surviving are a daughters, Patricia Rutledge of Brunswick; a brother, Raymond Harris of Brunswick; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
        Harris was a member of the Working Men Club and the Ambassador Club. He was employed as a mechanic at Georgia Power. Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HARRIS, Ellen
The Brunswick News; Thursday 8 March 1973; pg. 14 col. 1

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. HARRIS TO BE ON SUNDAY

            Funeral services for Mrs. Ellen Harris who died Sunday at the Brunswick hospital after a short illness will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Friendship Baptist Church with the Rev. J.P. Allen officiating.
            Burial will follow at the Upper Mill Cemetery in Darien.
            A native of Darien, Mrs. Harris had lived in Glynn County for the past 60 years and was a retired midwife.  She was a member of the Household of Ruth, Mount Sinai and Beautiful Light Church and president of the Pastor Aid Club at Friendship Baptist Church.
            Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Inez Hose, Mrs. Estella Jones, both of Brunswick and Mrs. Gertrude Thompson of Orange, N.J.; a son, James E. Harris of New York City; 15 grandchildren, 41 great grandchildren and 11 great-great grandchildren.
            Pallbearers will be Eustice Williams, Robert Florence, Martin Ingram, George Muse, Paul Walker and J.C. Conway.
            Halls Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HARRIS, Melvina (Paulk)
The Brunswick News; Friday 7 May 1993; pg. 3A col. 6

MELVINA P. HARRIS FUNERAL SATURDAY

            The funeral for Melvina Paulk Harris, 89, of Brunswick will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. W.T. Moore officiating.  Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            She died Monday at Medical Arts Center of Coastal Georgia.
            Pallbearers will be the men of the family.  Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of Bethel Baptist Church.
            The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.
            The family will receive friends at 921 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd tonight and Saturday.
            Surviving are a sister, Nancy Williams of Miami, Fla.; a brother, Foster Paulk Jr. of Sarasota, Fla.; two stepsisters, Bertha Jones of Daytona Beach, Fla., and Cora Walker of Miami; six grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and several other relatives.
            The Coffee County native and had lived [sic] in Glynn County for over 50 years.  She was retired and was a member of Bethel Baptist Church.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HAYNES, Lucy (Bailor)
Advertiser & Appeal; Saturday 3 November 1883; pg. 6 col. 2

            Our colored townsman Ned Bailor was summoned by telegram to Savannah last Sunday, to attend the funeral of his sister, Lucy Haynes.

HENDERSON, Nero
The Brunswick Call; Tuesday 11 October 1898; pg. 4 col. 5

DROWNED MAN FOUND—Identified as the Body of Nero Henderson, of St. Simon [sic].

            The body of a drowned man, with one leg missing, was found on the north end of Long island Saturday.
            Judge J.D. Gould and a party went to the scene and identified the body as that of Nero Henderson, a well known negro of St. Simon [sic].  The body was found, and the place marked.  It is believed that Henderson was drowned in the storm of October 2.

HIGGINBOTHAM, Annie
The Brunswick News; Friday 3 December 1943; pg. 8 col. 5

NEGRESS SAID TO BE 126 YEARS OF AGE DIED WEDNESDAY

            Glynn county’s oldest resident, Annie Higginbotham, a negress, died Wednesday, and on her last birthday she said she was 126 years old, and while the definite date of her birth has not been established, further than information supplied by the woman, many of Glynn county’s oldest residents declare she is well over 100.
            According to Emma’s [sic] record, she was born at Fancy Bluff, in this county, in 1817, and was a slave of the well known Glynn county Pyles family.
            For ten years she had been receiving an old age pension through the local welfare office, and those who have conferred with her regarding the pension state that when she was first placed on this roll she gave her age at 116.  Each year since then, she has correctly kept up with her age, therefore welfare workers said if she did this all through her life her age as given must be correct.  Although she has been feeble for some time, her mind has been perfectly clear, and frequently Brunswick people visited her and listened to her tell about conditions of the long ago.  She said she remembered Brunswick when there was nothing here but a couple of houses, all the remainder of the city being a wooded area.  She said she was grown at the time Sherman marched through Georgia and headed this way, and with her family went temporarily to an adjoining county.  She could give dates of many outstanding occurrences in the city and county, and, as stated, while there is no absolute way in which the date of her birth can be established, those who know her believe she was just about the age she claimed.
            Annie died at her home here, 1928 Johnson street, having removed to the city some time ago from Fancy Bluff.  Funeral services will be held at the First Baptist church, colored, on Amherst street at 1:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, and it will be attended by many of Annie’s white as well as colored friends.

[There was only one Annie Higginbotham throughout the census years, and that was Annie (Blue) Higginbotham, the wife of Nelson Higginbotham, married 15 November 1872, and unfortunately, she was not 126 years old at the time of her death.  Throughout the census years she was born anywhere between 1838 and 1852; so the oldest she could have been was 105 years.  In 1880 her birth year was 1852 and every census year after that she got increasingly older, 1900 it was 1846, in 1920 it was 1850, and in 1930 it was 1838.  Her death certificate records her as being 112 years old--ALH]

HIGGINBOTHAM, James
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 20 December 1988; pg. 3A col. 4

HIGGINBOTHAM RITES TO BE WEDNESDAY

            The Funeral for James Higginbotham of Brunswick will be held Wednesday.  He died Dec. 14 at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Lake City, Fla.
            The 2 p.m. rites will be held at First Jordan Grove Baptist Church.  The Rev. T.L. Davis will officiate.  Interment will be at Magnolia CME Churchyard in Brookman.  Pallbearers will be members of the military.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Everett City Hunting Club and First Jordan Grove Baptist Trustee Board.
            Survivors are four sons, James Higginbotham, Jr., Calvin Herrington, Michael Herrington, and Natthedeus Dallas, all of Brunswick; three daughters, Mary Hicks, Betty Williams, Vernethia Habersham, all of Brunswick; two brothers, Henry Higginbotham of New York and Nathan Higginbotham of Jesup; 16 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.
            A native of Brunswick, he was a member of First Jordan Grove Baptist Church where he was on the trustee board and the city-wide ushers board.  He was retired from Glynn County Public Works.
            The body will be placed in the church one hour before the time of the services.  Visitation will be held tonight fro 7 until 8 o’clock.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HILL, Charlie Fisher
The Brunswick News; Saturday 16 February 1974; pg. 2 cols. 5-6

FIGURE FROM JEKYLL PAST SUCCUMBS AT 99 YEARS

            The oldest of the original employes [sic] of one-time-millionaire-island, Jekyll Island, is dead at 99.
            Charlie Fisher Hill, a native of the Brookman Community, died at the local hospital Thursday night following a short illness.
            He was known to his many friends and relatives as Uncle Charlie and was well known for his unusual agility as a senior citizen.  He could be seen most any day over the years making his brisk walk to town and back.
            He was the first man to take a delegation to Jekyll in 1889, by way of row boat, to inspect the island for possible purchase by the millionaires.  According to a spokesman of the family, Hill was employed on Jekyll that same year.  He was a coachman for the Maurice family and remained with that family to witness the growth of the island.  He retired when the millionaires left the Island in 1941, giving way to use of the island by the U.S. Armed Forces.
            Hill could tell many stories of the outstanding money men of America, members and non-members of the Jekyll Island Club, who gathered on the island annually in the winter.  Only recently he was notified of the beginning of rehabilitation of the Maurice Cottage.
            Among survivors are a daughters, Mrs. Anna Arnette; a brother, Myers Hill; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
            Funeral services will be held Monday at 4:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist Church with the Rev. William Ashley officiating.  The body will be placed in the church one hour before the services.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
            The Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HILLERY, Harry Jr.
The Brunswick News; Thursday 18 July 1991; pg. 3A col. 3

SERVICES FRIDAY FOR HARRY HILLERY

            Services for Harry Hillery Jr. of Brunswick will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at the First Friendship Baptist Church in Brunswick with the Rev. J.D. Williams officiating.
            Interment will follow at Beheaver [sic] Cemetery on Sapelo Island.  The boat will leave Sapelo dock at 12:30 p.m.
            Hillery died Tuesday in Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be friends of the family.  Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
            Survivors include his wife, Ollie Mae Hillery; his parents, Harry Hillery Sr. and Sadie Hillery; a son, Rodrick Hillery of Brunswick; five daughters, Harriette Hillery, Florine H. Hampton, Corethra Sims, Delphine Wilson and Sharetta Hillery; four brothers, Johnie Lee Hillery, Donald Hillery, Sylvester Hillery and Nathaniel Hall; three sisters, Maggie Hillery, Janie Hillery and Marie Smith, all of Brunswick; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
            The McIntosh native was a m ember of First Friendship Baptist Church.  He was retired.
            Hall and Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HILLERY, Timothy
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.

HIPPARD, Columbus
The Brunswick News; Vol. 88, No. 85; Saturday 9 December 1989; pg. 3A col. 5

Funeral Set Sunday for Columbus Hippard

        The funeral for Columbus Hippard, of the Brookman Community, Brunswick, will be held Sunday at 1 p.m. in the Springfield Baptist Church in Brookman with the Rev. Enoch Lee officiating. Burial will follow in the Hippard Cemetery.
        Hippard died Tuesday at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
        Active pallbearers will be Freddie Dunham, Jeffrey Hippard, Earl Hippard, Roy Miller, Glenn Maxwell, and Byron Gamble.
        Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the Springfield Baptist Church and officers of the district union.
        Surviving are his wife, Lula Mae Hippard of Brunswick; one daughter, Margie Hippard Clinch of Brunswick; one brother, Andrew Hippard of Brunswick; one sister, Fannie Warrick of Miami, Fla.; four granddaughters, five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and other relatives.
        Hippard was a lifelong resident of Glynn County and a member of the Springfield Baptist Church. He was past superintendent of the Sunday school, a member of the church building committee and chairman of the deacon board for more than a decade. He also was vice-president of the district union and was an active member of the Democratic Club.
        Collins' Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HOPKINS, James Jr.
The Brunswick News; Friday 8 May 1998; pg. 3A col. 6

JAMES HOPKINS JR. DIES TUESDAY

        James Hopkins Jr., 77, of Brunswick passed away Tuesday at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
        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 in the churchyard cemetery.
        The body will be placed in the church an hour before the service.
        Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be officers of the church.
        Surviving are two sons, James Hopkins III and Harold J. Hopkins of New York, N.Y.; two sisters, Rubell Carroll of Brunswick and Beatrice Haywood of Waverly; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
        He was a native of Glynn County and a member of the First African Baptist Church of Fancy Bluff. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was retired from the U.S. Postal Service.
        Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

HUDSON, Mary Ellen (Winn)
The Brunswick News; Friday 26 December 1997; pg. 3A col. 4

MARY ELLEN HUDSON SERVICE SATURDAY

        The funeral for Mary Ellen Winn Hudson, 71, of Riceboro will be 3 p.m. Saturday at Riceboro Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Edgar Timmons officiating. Burial will follow in Cross Road Cemetery.
        She died Monday at the Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
        Pallbearers will be Marion D. Richardson, Mario L. Baggs Sr., A. Brown, Henry Parrish, James Fade and Kenneth Howard. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the church.
        Surviving are three sons, Willie Hudson Jr. of Brunswick, Ronnie Hudson of Brunswick and Eddie Hudson of Lancaster, Texas; four daughters, Corine Williams of St. Simons Island, Hessie West of Riceboro, Birdie Mae Brown of Riceboro and Leona Hudson of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three brothers, Leroy Howard of Miami, Fla., and Matthew Winn and Joe Winn, both of Riceboro; nine grandchildren and several other relatives.
        The Liberty County native was a former resident of Brunswick. She was retired fro King Shrimp Co. and a member of Riceboro Missionary Baptist Church.
        Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JACKSON, Mary (Walthour) Johnson
The Brunswick News; Friday 6 January 2006; pg. 4A col. 1

            Mary Walthour Johnson Jackson, 71, of Townsend died Dec. 29 in McIntosh County.
            Mrs. Jackson, a native of Charlton County, was retired from Altama Delta.  Mrs. Jackson was a member of the House of God Church, where she served as deaconess board chair and Sunday school superintendent.
            The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the House of God Church with Gen. Elder G.A. Lott officiating and State Elder Nathaniel Grovner assisting.
            Interment will follow in Churchill Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be Chatham Davis Jr., Andrea Simmons, Dothen Walthour, Levon Johnson Jr., Daniel Pippens, Gary Simmons, Jaudon Walthour and Archie Myers.
            Mrs. Jackson’s body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
            Survivors include her husband, Garfield Jackson Sr. of Townsend; three sons, Larry Walthour, Tracy Johnson and Levon Johnson, all of Townsend; three daughters, Pearlie Mae Johnson of Jesup, Anna B. Williams of Townsend and Diane J. Skipper of Darien; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
            Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JENKINS, Mackey
The Darien Timber Gazette; Friday 27 October 1876; pg. 3 col. 3
 

            Mackey Jenkins, a colored man working on the bark Fritz, in this city, while coming down the ladder of the vessel last night was struck by one of the hoisting ropes and knocked overboard and was drowned.  Diligent search was made for the body, but up to the hour of going to press it had not been recovered.

JOHNSON, Isaac Sr.
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 15 April 1998; pg. 3A col. 4

ISAAC JOHNSON SR. RITES THURSDAY

            Isaac Johnson Sr., 77, of Fancy Bluff died Friday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The funeral will be 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Luke Baptist Church on Sapelo Island with burial to follow at Behavior Cemetery.  The boat will leave Meridian dock at 8:30 a.m. Thursday.
            The family will receive friends from noon to 8 p.m. today.
            Surviving are his wife, Ida Mae Johnson of Fancy Bluff; three daughters, Lizzie Johnson and Laura Green, both of Fancy Bluff, and Theresa Perry of Brunswick; six sons, Isaac Johnson Jr., Julius Bennett, Walter Johnson and Robert Johnson, all of Brunswick, and Joseph Johnson of Fancy Bluff; a sister, Dorothy Murray of Savannah; two brothers, Fred Johnson of Sapelo Island and Joseph Johnson of Savannah; 20 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
            He was born on Sapelo Island and educated in McIntosh County schools.  He was a retired construction worker.  He was a member of Springfield Baptist Church in Brookman, served as chairman of the Deacon Board and was a member of the choir, the BTU and the Sunday school.
            He was active in the Boy Scouts.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JOHNSON, Dr. R.H.
The Savannah Tribune; Saturday 19 December 1908; pg. 5 col. 2

SUDDEN DEATH

            Dr. R.H. Johnson died early Wednesday morning after an attack of acute indigestion.  The remains were taken to Brunswick where they were buried.  Services were held at Asbury church in the morning conducted by the pastor Rev. G.H. Lennon.  The services were largely attended, and there was a great manifestation of esteem and regret for the sudden demise of the doctor.  Dr. Johnson came here several years ago from Brunswick and entered with vim into the practice of his profession.  He located his office in a section where much good could be done, and he did it in a way that endeared him to the people especially of that locality.  It is said that he did much philanthropic work in his profession.  The death of a man like him is a distinct loss to a community.  He left a wife, children and other relatives, all of whom have been extended sympathy by numerous friends.

JOHNSON, Richard Michael
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 6 December 1994; pg. 3A col. 2

RICHARD JOHNSON SERVICE WEDNESDAY

            The funeral for Richard Michael Johnson, 35, of Sapelo Island will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Luke Baptist Church.  Burial will follow in Behavior Cemetery.
            He died Thursday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The boat will leave Meridian dock at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday.
            Surviving are his son, Joel Johnson of Miami; his father, Fred Johnson of Sapelo Island; a sister, Gwendolyn J. Spence of Washington, D.C.; three brothers, Frederick Johnson of Statesboro and Ronald Johnson and Larry Johnson, both of Miami.
            The lifelong Sapelo Island resident was a member of St. Luke Baptist Church.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JOHNSON, Ronster
The Brunswick News; Friday 22 April 1994; pg. 3A col. 4

SERVICE SATURDAY FOR RONSTER JOHNSON

            The funeral for Ronster Johnson, 81, of Sapelo Island will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Baptist Church with the Rev. Anderson Jones officiating.
            Burial will follow in Behavior Cemetery.  The boat will leave Meridian Dock at 9 a.m.
            Pallbearers will be deacons of St. Luke Baptist Church and of the First African Baptist Church of Sapelo Island.
            He died April 15 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight at Darien Funeral Home.
            Surviving are his daughter, Eldora B. Cabral of Brunswick; two stepsons, Isador Campbell of New York city and Eugene Johnson of Brunswick; two sisters, Ruth Wilson of Sapelo Island and Dorothy Murray of Savannah; four brothers, Fred Johnson of Sapelo Island, Isaac Johnson and Lloyd Johnson, both of Brunswick, and Joe Johnson of New York City; and two grandchildren.
            The lifelong resident of Sapelo Island was a retired boatyard worker and a deacon of St. Luke Baptist Church.

JOHNSON, Will
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 4 May 1949; pg. 10 col. 1

NEGRO IS SLAIN, POLICEMAN SHOT IN PISTOL FRAY—Patrolman Sapp Accidentally Hit By Fellow Officer

            Five police bullets struck an armed negro resisting arrest here last night.  The negro died three hours later in City Hospital.
            Officer Leonard C. Sapp was hit in the arm by a fellow officer’s bullet which first passed through the negro.  The wound was minor and the bone was not struck.
            The shooting took place near a residence at Norwich street lane and M street at 7:55 p.m.
            Chief J.E. Register said the negro, Will Johnson, 40, pulled a pistol when officers observed him looking toward a house in a suspicious manner.  Sapp grappled with the negro as he pointed his weapon toward the other officer, W.W. Woodham.  Woodham fired five times, all bullets striking the negro and one also hitting Sapp.
            A coroner’s inquest has been ordered to clarify incidents leading to the shooting.
            Officer Sapp gave the following account:
            “Officer Woodham and I were patrolling through Norwich street lane about 7:55 p.m. when we saw a negro man whom we did not know on M street looking toward a house.  The negro was acting in a suspicious manner so we went out to investigate him.
            “We pulled up side of him and I stepped out of the car by the negro, who started walking toward the rear of the car.  I called the negro and he put his hand under his coat.  I started fighting to hold the negro and I told Officer Woodham to look out as the negro had a pistol.
            “I was trying to hold the negro’s arm down as he was trying to point the pistol at Woodham.  Woodham started firing at the negro and kept firing until the negro dropped the gun.
            “The negro asked me to let him lie down, which I did.  We found that the negro’s name is Will Johnson.  He had a Smith and Wesson .38 calibre revolver, loaded with five cartridges.”
            Johnson was taken to City Hospital, where he died at 10:30.  His home was at 2118 Lee street.

JONES, Albert
The Brunswick Times-Advertiser; Monday 27 May 1895; pg. 4 col. 4

LAY DEAD TWENTY-SIX HOURS—A Negro Dies All Alone in his House on A Street Lane.

            Albert Jones, colored, an employee of Dr. W.B. Burroughs, was found dead this morning in his house, corner of A street land and H street.
            Jones did not show up for work at Dr. Burroughs’ residence yesterday.  This morning, as he still did not appear, he was sent for.  The woman who acted as the messenger found the door of Jones’ house locked, and, on forcing entrance, found the old negro’s body lying on the floor, clothed in nothing but a shirt.
            Coroner Jennings was notified, but no inquest was held, as it was evident that the deceased had died of heart disease.  He occupied the house alone, and death evidently occurred Saturday night.
            Jones was a member of the colored lodges of Odd Fellows, but they have refused to bury him, as he was not in good standing.  The city will have to pay for his funeral.
            At 3 o’clock this afternoon the body was still lying as it had been found and, as a very unpleasant stench was beginning to emanate from it, the neighbors were making a stout kick.  He has been dead almost thirty-six hours, and ought to be interred at once.

The Brunswick Times-Advertiser; Tuesday 28 May 1895; pg. 1 col. 3

BURIED AT NIGHT—Albert Jones, the old negro who was found dead in his house in A street lane Saturday night, was coffined and buried by Undertaker Moore last night.

JONES, Cash
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 1, No. 50; Wednesday 15 March 1876; pg. 1, col. 3

        Jake Dean and Cash Jones (both colored), laborers at Cook's mill, were playing with each other last Thursday night (March 9, 1876), when Dean drew a pistol and punched Jones in the side. From some unknown cause, the pistol fired sending the bullet into him. Jones died in a few hours.

JONES, Inez
The Brunswick News; Friday 6 January 2006; pg. 4A col. 3

            Inez Jones died Tuesday at the Hospice of the Golden Isles.
            A native of Colquitt, Mrs. Jones moved to Brunswick at an early age.  She was a member and volunteer worker at First Jordan Grove Full Gospel Baptist Church.  Mrs. Jones was employed as a domestic engineer for several years.
            The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at First Jordan Grove Full Gospel Baptist Church with the Rev. Julius Hope officiating.
            Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery.
            Mrs. Jones’ body will be placed in the church one hour prior to service.
            The procession will leave from 1510 I St.
            Pallbearers will be Ronald Steven Jones Jr., Walter Bernard Jones III, Gary Odom, Bernard Odom, Charles Odom and Tarzone Livingston II.
            Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the church.
            Survivors include her sons, Ronald Jones Sr. of Cantonment, Fla., and Walter Jones Jr. of Chesapeake, Va.; sister, Mazie Brown of Brunswick; four grandchildren; and other relatives.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

JOYNER, Clara Linton
The Brunswick News; Saturday 9 November 1968; pg. 12 cols. 1 & 2

THREE KILLED IN TWO AUTO MISHAPS HERE LAST NIGHT

        Three persons were dead today as the result of two automobile accidents last night and this morning.
        Two elderly Negro pedestrians were killed just prior to 7 p.m. yesterday when they were struck by an automobile on highway U.S. 84 ten miles north of Brunswick.
        A North Brunswick housewife, Mrs. Annie Myrle R. Dubberly, 26, was killed early today when her automobile crashed into a ditch within the city limits on Altama Avenue.
        The three fatalities brought to 16 the number of traffic deaths in Glynn County thus far this year. In the same period of time, the Georgia State Patrol post here said traffic deaths in its area stand at 45, as opposed to 26 for the same period last year.
        County police investigating the U.S. 84 accident said Mrs. Clara Joyner, 60 of Hill Cabin Road, and Willie Thomas, 60, of Rt. 1, were killed instantly when struck last night by an automobile operated by Harold Glynn Cope, 18, of Rt. 1, Brunswick.
        In a report filed by Lt. A.L. Lokey and patrolmen McDowell and Buck, Cope was said traveling north on the highway when the two Negroes were struck and killed. The two were said to have been in the northbound traffic lane.
        Police reported the two were decapitated and torsos of each cut into two sections, strewn along some 400 feet of the highway.
        Young Cope, driving a 1968 model automobile, was charged with driving 70 miles an hour in a 50-mile-an-hour zone, and with two counts of involuntary manslaughter.
        He reportedly told police he did not see the couple, but heard and felt the impact as his vehicle struck them.
        The Dubberly death occurred at 4:20 a.m. today as the automobile the young mother was driving crossed Altama Avenue from Townsend Street and crashed into a ditch.
        The car came to rest in the ditch on its right side in approximately one foot of water. The 1966 model car received some $1,700 damage. City patrolmen H.G. Guinn and R.L. Yawn investigated.
        Mrs. Dubberly, a resident of 1750 Townsend Street, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Brunswick hospital. She had been a resident of Brunswick for the past 12 years.
        She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Dubberly and a daughter, Susan Beth Dubberly, of Brunswick; her mother, Mrs. Grace R. Reynolds, Uvalda; a sister, Mrs. Betty Kinchen, Uvalda; four brothers, Billy, Bobby, Elbert and Jimmy Reynolds, all of Uvalda; several nieces and nephews.
        Funeral arrangements, under the direction of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, are incomplete and will be announced later.

KENTY, Edna Jackson
The Brunswick News; Saturday 21 July 1984; pg. 3A

KENTY SERVICES SET FOR 4 P.M. MONDAY

        Services for Mrs. Edna Jackson Kenty will be at 4 p.m. on Monday at Church of Christ Written in Heaven.  Burial will be in Clayhole Cemetery, Everett City.
        Mrs. Kenty died Wednesday at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital.
        Bishop R. Pollar and the Rev. Samuel Kenty Sr. will officiate.
        A native of Ware County, she had been a resident of Brunswick 36 years and was a member of Church of Christ Written In Heaven, where she was an active member.
        Surviving are her husband, Ike Kenty Sr. of Brunswick; eight children, John Brown Jr.; Mary Ann Green and Evara Bennett, all of Brunswick, Willie Brown of Philadelphia, Pa., Earl B. Kenty of Vero Beach, Fla., the Rev. Samuel Kenty Sr. of Savannah, Ike Kenty Jr. of Miami and Willie Tippens of Riveria Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Lucy Spence of Columbus, Ohio, Mrs. Lou Ethel Evans of New York City and Mrs. Blanche McCrae of Newark, N.J.; four brothers, Simon Jackson of Camden County, Robert Jackson and James Jackson, both of Miami, and Ernest Jackson of Newark; 25 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
        Active pallbearers will be John Brown Jr., Earl B. Kenty, Ike Kenty Jr., Jerry Jackson, James Jackson and Ralph Baisden; honorary pallbearers will be Willie Williams Sr., Ricky Williams, Joseph Williams, Gregory Williams, Henry Williams and Charles Bacon.
        The body will be placed in the church to await the hour of service at 3 p.m.
        The family will receive friends at the residence, 2315 Johnston St.
        Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

KENTY, Isaac "Ike"
The Brunswick News; Saturday 26 October 1991; pg. 3A

IKE KENTY FUNERAL SCHEDULED MONDAY

        The funeral for Isaac "Ike" Kenty Sr. of Brunswick will be held at 1 p.m. Monday in the Church of Christ Written in Heaven with the Bishop Raiford Poller officiating.
        He died Tuesday at his residence.
        Interment will be at Clayhole Community of Brunswick.
        Active pallbearers will be deacons of the church and men of the family.  Honorary pallbearers will be all ministers.
        The family will receive friends at the residence, 2315 Johnston St.
        Kenty is survived by two daughters, Mary Ann Kenty Green and Evora Kenty Bennett, both of Brunswick, five sons, the Rev. Sammie E. Kenty of Savannah, Isaac "Ike" Kenty Jr. of Stone Mountain, Earl B. Kenty of San Diego, Calif., John Brown of Brunswick and Willie Tippins of Starke, Fla., one sister, Evelyn Gray of Brunswick, two brothers William Culpepper of Brunswick and Robert Culpepper of St. Augustine, Fla., 19 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and other relatives.
        Kenty was a lifelong resident of Glynn County.  He was a member and deacon of the Church of Christ Written in Heaven and was retired from the Brunswick Gas Fuel Company Inc. after 38 years of employment.
        Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement.

KENTY, Rhina
The Brunswick News; Saturday 13 September 1980; pg. 2A, col. 5

FUNERAL SUNDAY FOR MRS. KENTY

        The funeral for Mrs. Rhina Kenty, 92, of Brunswick, who died Wednesday at the Brunswick hospital, will be held Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Sheffield Chapel, United Methodist Church, Clayhole Community.
        The Rev. U.C. Dukes will officiate. Interment will be at Clayhole Cemetery.
        She was a native of Liberty County and had lived most of her life in Glynn County. She was a member of Sheffield Chapel United Methodist Church and the Mt. Olive Chapter, No. 52, Order of the Eastern Star.
        She is survived by a son, Ike Kenty Sr., of Brunswick; a sister, Mrs. Early Perry of Savannah; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and other relatives.
        Active pallbearers will be the Rev. Sammie E. Kenty, Ike Kenty Jr., Early Kenty, John Brown Jr., Leo Baldwin Jr., William Dale and Samuel Dale.
        Honorary pallbearers will be Finlet Sheffield, Nathan Higginbotham, Frank Screven, the Rev. Joe Sheffield, Ralph Baisden Jr. and Lee Baisden.
        Collins Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

KING, Cynthia
The Brunswick News; Friday 9 May 1997; pg. 3A col. 6

CYNTHIA KING FUNERAL SATURDAY

        Cynthia King, 86, of Kingsland died April 30 at St. Marys.
        The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First African Missionary Baptist Church in Kingsland with the Rev. E.L. Hart officiating. Burial will follow at Kingsland City Cemetery.
        A wake will begin at 6 tonight at Myers Funeral Home in Woodbine.
        Pallbearers will be nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be senior members of the church.
        Surviving are her brother, Stephen Fulwood of Woodbine; two nieces; six nephews; and several other relatives.
        She was educated in Camden County schools. She was a member of the First African Baptist Church for over 50 years.

KING, Moses
Advertiser & Appeal; Vol. 3 No. 3; Wednesday 11 July1877; pg. 3, col. 1

        Moses King, colored, while engaged loading a vessel for R.B. Reppard, at Cook's wharf last week, fell overboard and drowned.  He never rose after he went under the first time.  His body was recovered about 15 minutes after he fell overboard, but life was extinct.

KNIGHT, Mattie (Crutchfield)
The Brunswick News; Friday 2 October 1992; pg. 3A col. 5

MATTIE C. KNIGHT FUNERAL SATURDAY

            The funeral for Mattie Crutchfield Knight of Brunswick will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Jordan Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. T.L. Davis officiating.  Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.
            Mrs. Knight died Monday at the Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            Pallbearers will be grandsons.  Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the church.
            The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 tonight at the chapel of Brunswick Funeral Home.  The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to services.
            The family will leave for the funeral from the home of Carrie Simmons, 1615 Amherst St.
            Surviving are two daughters, Carrie Simmons and Marie Brogsdale, both of Brunswick; a sister, Mrs. Troy Turner of Chesapeake, Va.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
            The Glynn County native worked as a presser for Glynn and Arrow Cleaners.  She was a member of First Jordan Grove Baptist Church.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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

Double Drowning—Risley Outing By Senior Class Has Tragic End

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

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

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

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

LARGE, Elizabeth
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 1 November 1904

OLDEST WOMAN DEAD

            Brunswick, Ga., October 31—Elizabeth Large, colored, said to be the oldest woman in the state, died today.  While it is impossible to tell her age exactly, she was reported to be between 118 and 123 years old.  She has been living here over 100 years.

LEWIS, Malcolm Frank
The Darien News; Thursday 3 October 1991; pg. 4 cols. 3 & 4

            Funeral services for Malcolm Frank Lewis of Dawson were held Sept. 28 at St. Andrews Holiness Church on St. Simons Island with the Rev. A. Hunter officiating.  Interment followed in Union Memorial Cemetery on St. Simons.
            Mr. Lewis, 26, died Sept. 22 in Dawson.
            The Glynn County native was a member of St. Andrews Holiness Church on St. Simons and worked for the maintenance department of the Glynco Jetport.
            He is survived by his parents, Johnny Frank and Lela Mae Lewis of Crescent; two brothers, Raymond Callaway of Texas and Anthony Earl Hendrix of North Carolina; two sisters, Lena Lewis of Crescent and Veronica Gay of Dawson; a grandmother, Katie Lee Scott of Dawson; and several nieces and nephews.
            Friends of the family served as pallbearers, and officers of the church were honorary pallbearers.
            Hall and Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

LINDSAY, Dock
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 5 October 1896

FOUND DEAD IN THE STREETS—Dock Lindsay, a Negro, Dies from Excessive Drink.

            Brunswick, Ga., October 4.—(Special.)—Dock Lindsay, a colored man, who has been drinking excessively here for some days past, died suddenly yesterday.
            His body was found in the streets, near Mr. H.V. Wood’s residence, and an inquest held by Coroner Jennings resulted in a verdict in accordance with that fact.  He bore on his person a registry receipt reading to “Mrs. E.W. Jackson, Jacksonville, Fla.”

MARSHALL, Martha (Mrs.)
The Savannah Tribune; Saturday 14 November 1914; pg. 5 col. 2

            The funeral of Mrs. Martha Marshall whose death occurred on last Tuesday night at her residence 417 Perry street west will take place tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock from the First A.B. Church.  Though in poor health for sometime she was only confined to bed for the past three weeks.  Mrs. Marshall was 72 years of age and a native of Brunswick, Ga., having come to the city about 50 years ago.  For a number of years she conducted a restaurant and lodging house and was well known in the business.  She is survived by a granddaughter and two nieces and other relatives.

MATTHEWS, W.H.
The Savannah Tribune; Saturday 6 November 1909; pg. 4 col. 3

DEATH OF AN OLD SAVANNAHIAN

            Judge W.H. Matthews, one of Brunswick’s oldest and best known citizens, departed this life October 21, at 11:30 p.m., after an illness of several weeks.  In the death of Judge Matthews the race loses a statesman and patriarch, the wife a devoted husband, his daughters, a kind father, the church a consistent Christian and his brethren a true friend.  During his life he held offices of public trust in this state and for the government of the United States and was well known throughout the state.  He was a member of the K. of P’s and was funeralized [sic] at the First A.B. Church last Sunday with very imposing ceremonies.  Rev. John Williams officiated.  Mr. John Byrd, undertaker—Advocate.
            Our citizens were pained to hear of the death of Judge Matthews.  He is an old Savannahian, but for about twenty years resided in Brunswick.  The Judge was well and favorably known here.  In politics, in church, and fraternally, he held prominent places.  THE TRIBUNE and the citizens here condole with the family in their bereavement.

McDONALD, Moses
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 27 November 1897

HE CAME BACK DEAD

            Brunswick, Ga., November 26.—(Special.)  The body of Moses McDonald, colored, was brought to Brunswick today for burial.  McDonald was tax collector here eighteen years ago.  He disappeared, it is alleged, under charge of shortage, and his whereabouts were unknown until today.

MILLS, Frank Frazor
The Brunswick News; Friday 14 November 1997; pg. 3A col. 4

FRANK F. MILLS FUNERAL SATURDAY

            Frank Frazor Mills, 76, of Brunswick died Nov. 7 at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
            The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Prudence Hall Chapel of Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home with Elder George Clark officiating.  Burial will follow at Higginbotham Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be James Clinch Jr., Joe Sam Clinch, Hershell Holland, Jeffrey Johnson, Tony Josato, Bernard Walker, Howard Waye and Morrison Waye.
            Surviving are his wife, Ora Mills of Brunswick; a son, Frank Mills Jr. of Miami, Fla., a daughter, Jacquelyn King of Miami; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
            He was a native of Lee County, Fla., a veteran of the U.S. Army and a retired storekeeper for United Airlines.

MOLETTE, Rev. B.
The Savannah Tribune; Saturday 15 February 1913; pg. 1 col. 1

            Rev. B. Molette, 715 West 35th street, died early Wednesday morning at his residence.  Though Rev. Molette had been in ill healthy for some time, his death was somewhat of a surprise.  Rev. Molette was pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church, Brownsville, this city, and St. Peters Baptist Church, Waycross.  He was forty two years old and highly respected by all who knew him.  He had been living in this city for about six years.  He is survived by a wife and sister.  The remains were taken to Brunswick, Friday for interment.

MORGAN, Henry
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; 29 May 1897

PLANT’S COLORED STEWARD DIES—Morgan’s Remains Taken to Albany in Private Car.

            Brunswick, Ga., May 28.—(Special.)—Henry Morgan, colored, steward for President Plant, of the railway system, is dead and the funeral services being conducted over his remains demonstrate the feeling entertained toward him by his former employer and his people.
            The body was brought to Brunswick today in a private car.  His widow came from New York to the funeral.
            Last night his remains were expected on the midnight train and some 200 people were present to meet them.  Today the same number, headed by the colored Knights of Pythias, escorted the casket to his residence, where services, both religious and the Knights of Pythias, were held.
            At 4 o’clock the casket was taken to the depot under a large escort, where a special car awaited to carry the remains to Albany for interment.
            Morgan was wealthy and much liked by both white and colored.

MUNGIN, George A.
The Savannah Tribune; Saturday 4 August 1900; pg. 3 col. 2

MR. MUNGIN’S DEATH

            Mr. Geo. A. Mongin [sic], son of Mr. A.L. Mongin, who has been sick seriously for the past four months, died on Tuesday morning last at 6:30 o’clock.  He was born in Brunswick, Ga., Jan. 22, 1875, and came to this city with his parents in the autumn of 1883, and have lived here till his death.  Mr. Mongin married Miss M.E. Gibbs of Walterboro, S.C. about two years ago.  Beside the widow he leaves a father, mother, two sisters, four brothers, and friends to mourn his loss.  His remains were buried from Saint Philips Monumental church on Wednesday afternoon.  The funeral was attended by the G.E. Club of which he was a member, and which organization the parents feel grateful to for favors shown.

MYERS, Johnny Wesley
The Brunswick News; Monday 27 May 1996; pg. 3A col. 5

SERVICE WEDNESDAY FOR JOHNNY W. MYERS

        The funeral for Johnny Wesley “Boo-Pap” Myers, 65, of Brunswick will be 4 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul AME Church with the Rev. Richard Quinn Ward, Sr. officiating.
        Burial with full military rites will follow in Myers Cemetery in the Brookman Community. [Tombstone can be found in Flanders Cemetery—ALH]
        He died Friday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
        Pallbearers will be members of a U.S. Army Honor Guard.
        Honorary pallbearers will be members of the board of stewards and board of trustees of the St. Paul AME Church, First Down Club, Red Birds Baseball League, employees of the Sea Island Co., and employees of Bennie’s Red Barn.
        The family will receive friends from 7 to 8 Tuesday night at Robert Cummings’ Mortuary and requests memorials be made to the St. Paul AME Church restoration, P.O. Box 428, Brunswick, 31521.
        Surviving are his wife, Colleen Myers of Brunswick; five sons, Johnny Myers III, Ronnie Myers, Donnie Myers, Keith Ramsey and Tory Roberts, all of Brunswick; two brothers, Walter Myers of Brunswick and James Myers of Savannah; three sisters, Hattie Mae Bennett of Jesup, Gladys Cunningham of St. Louis, Mo., and Dorothy Sheffield of Miami, Fla.; three grandchildren and several other relatives.

MYERS, Julia
The Brunswick News; Friday 18 August 1995; pg. 3A col. 6

SERVICE SATURDAY FOR JULIA MYERS

        The funeral for Julia Myers, 86, of Brunswick will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul AME Church with the Rev. Richard Q. Ward officiating. Burial will be in Flanders Cemetery.
        She died Monday at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
        Pallbearers will be Johnnie Myers, James Myers, Walter Myers and friends of the family. Honorary pallbearers are stewards and officers of the church.
        The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 tonight at Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home. The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to the service.
        Surviving are two sisters, Minnie Cole and Edna Myers of Miami, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.
        The Glynn County native was a member of St. Paul AME Church and its Stewardess Board. She was a housewife.

NOBLES, John
The Brunswick News; Wednesday 8 December 1971; pg. 3A col. 4

JOHN NOBLES DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS

            John Nobles, 75, died at the Brunswick hospital Sunday after an extended illness.
            He was a life long resident of Glynn County and a member of St. Athanasius Episcopal Church.
            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Annie Nobles; two sons, William Nobles and John Nobles Jr.; four daughters, Mrs. Irene White, Mrs. Evelyn Johnson, Mrs. Gladys Puth and Mrs. Lucille Johnson; several nieces and nephews.
            Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Athanasius Episcopal Church with the Rev. Poitier officiating.  Interment will be in the Jerusalem Cemetery.
            Hall’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

OUTLER, Jerome
The Brunswick News; Saturday 19 January 1980; pg. 2A col. 2

FUNERAL SUNDAY FOR JEROME OUTLER

        The funeral for Jerome Outler of Brunswick, who died Jan. 14 in Atlanta, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church.
        The Rev. John Leggett will officiate. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
        Pallbearers will be 1967 graduates of Risley High School.
        He was a native of Brunswick and a member of St. Paul Baptist Church.
        He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie D. Outler; three brothers, Willie C. Outler, Vidalia, Doris Outler, Waterbury, Conn., and Walter Jean Outler, Brunswick; two sisters, Bessie Mae Outler Woodham, Detroit, Mich. and Bobbie Lee Outler, New Britain, Conn.
        Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

PARKER, Jonathan
The Brunswick News; Friday 14 November 1997; pg. 3A col. 4

JONATHAN PARKER FUNERAL SATURDAY

            Jonathan Parker, 56, of Brunswick died Nov. 7 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center.
            The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the First African Baptist Church on Sapelo Island with burial to follow at Behavior Cemetery.  The boat will leave Meridian Dock at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.
            Surviving are three daughters, Wanda R. Bryson, Cynthia Kareem and Bethemy McCrae, all of Brunswick; his mother, Dorothy Brunson of Brunswick; and three grandchildren.
            He was born on Sapelo Island and attended McIntosh County schools.  He retired from Hercules Inc. in Brunswick.  He was a member of the First African Baptist Church of Sapelo and served as a deacon and Sunday school superintendent.
            He was a member of Rossville Lodge No. 346, F&AM in Eulonia.
            Darien Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

PARLAND, Theodore P.
The Savannah Tribune; Thursday 1 September 1921; pg. 3 col. 5

PARLAND—In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Theodore P. Parland, who departed this life one year ago, Aug. 29th 1920.
            Sleep on dear child.  So good and true you were as our thoughts go back suddenly.  Didn’t even get to say good by [sic].  But it was God’s will.  Words cannot express how we miss you.
            Your broken hearted mother and father, sisters and brothers.
            Mother, Ella Parland
            Father, John H. Parland
            Sisters,
            Mamie L. Parland
            Lula M. Parland
            Geneva E. Parland
            Allene M. Parland
            Vasalie E. Parland
            Brothers,
            John H. Parland, Jr.
            Daniel P. Parland.

PATTERSON, James
Brunswick Weekly Advertiser & Appeal; Friday 14 September 1888; pg. 6 col. 5

MR. JAMES PATTERSON, OF UNION ISLAND NEAR DARIEN IS DEAD

            ACCIDENTALLY SHOT—A colored man on St. Simons accidentally shot another negro man on last Tuesday afternoon.  He was in the act of firing at a beef, when he missed his aim, and put the load into the abdomen of a negro helper.  The wounded man died on Thursday.

PAUL, George W.
The Brunswick News; Friday 11 November 1983; pg. 3A col. 8

PAUL FUNERAL TO BE SATURDAY

            The funeral for George W. Paul, who died Nov. 6, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Zion Baptist Church with burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery.  The Rev. G.E. Darrisaw will officiate.
            Paul was a native of Cordele and a member of Zion Baptist.
            He is survived by his wife, Bertha Paul; two sons, Sgt. Leroy McAllister Paul of Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. And Tyrone Paul of Atlanta; a daughter, Ms. Colette Paul of Brunswick; a sister, Bernice Baily of Islip, N.Y., and five grandchildren.
            Pallbearers will be deacons of Zion Baptist Church.
            The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 8.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

PINKNEY, Henry
The Brunswick News; Saturday 15 October 1955; pg. 8 col. 3

HENRY PINKNEY, FOREMAN OF LONGSHOREMEN, DIES

            Henry Pinkney, 70, a lifelong resident of Brunswick, died yesterday at his home, 1325 Amherst Street.  He was a longshoreman foreman for the Brunswick Pulp and Paper Co., and a trustee of Goodwill Home, founded by his wife, Minnie Pinkney, who survives him.
            He was a Mason and a deacon in the Shiloh Baptist Church.  Funeral will be at the church Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.

POLITE, John Wesley
The Brunswick News; Friday 26 February 1993; pg. 3A col. 2

JOHN W. POLITE SR. SERVICES SATURDAY

        The funeral for John Wesley Polite Sr., 79, of Brunswick will be at 3 p.m. Saturday in Zion Rock Baptist Church with the Rev. A.J. Patterson officiating. Burial will be in Liza Field Cemetery at Youth Estate.
        He died Feb. 21 at a Savannah hospital.
        Pallbearers are Donny Harris, Ronny Harris, Raymond Harris Jr., Johnny “Pop” Massey, Kenneth Lewis, and Joseph Downs.
        Honorary pallbearers are retired and active employees of Hercules Inc.
        The body will be placed in the church an hour prior to the service. The family will receive friends from 7:30 to 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.
        The funeral procession will leave from 2510 Amherst St.
        Surviving are two sons, John Wesley Polite Jr. of Riverside, Calif., and James “Sonny” Polite of Brunswick; three daughters, Hattie Polite West, Victoria Polite Grant, and Marsha Polite Massey, all of Brunswick; a sister, Edna P. Davis of Brunswick, 12 grandchildren, a great-grandchild, a niece and several other relatives.
        The lifelong Glynn County resident was retired from Hercules after 41 years service.
        Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

POLITE, Nathan “Nick”
The Brunswick News; Friday 2 February 1990; pg. 3A col. 2

POLITE FUNERAL TO BE SATURDAY

            The funeral for Nathan “Nick” Polite of Brunswick, who died Tuesday night at the Glynn-Brunswick Memorial Hospital, will be Saturday.
            The services will be held at 3:30 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. E.L. Hart officiating.  Interment will follow in Memory Gardens Cemetery.
            Active pallbearers will be Morris James, Moses Blaine, Willie Wrice, Clarence Cash, Clarence Harris and Raymond Harris.
            Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and retired and active employees of Hercules, Inc.
            The body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m. to await the hour of service.
            The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 8.
            He is survived by his wife, Ceola Polite of Brunswick; two daughters, Betty Beckham and Delores Polite, both of Brunswick; one son, Nathan Polite Jr. of Brunswick; a step daughter, Effie Demery of Brunswick; three step-sons, Bermer Hodges of Newark, N.J., Benny Demery and James Demery, both of Brunswick; one sister, Marion Pinkney of Brunswick; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, eight step grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren and other relatives.
            Polite was a lifelong resident of Glynn County.  He was a veteran of World War II and a retired employee of Hercules Inc. and a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church.
            Collins’ Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

PYLES, Augustus
The Brunswick News; Saturday 10 February 1940; pg. 8 col. 4

BE BURIED HERE

        Augustus Pyles, former well known Brunswick negro resident, who had been residing in New York for several years, died in that city a few days ago and his body has arrived here for burial. Funeral services will be held at the First African Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock.

PYLES, Julia A. (Walker)
The Savannah Tribune; Saturday 15 July 1899; pg. 2 col. 3

DEATH OF MRS. PYLES

            Mrs. Julia A. (Walker) Pyles of Brunswick died on July 4th last and was buried on the 5th, from Grace M.E. church, of which she was a member, Rev. Jno. Watts, officiating, assisted by Rev. Jno. Crolly of Savannah.
            Mrs. Pyles was born in Savannah, graduated from the Beach Institute in ’91, and has since been teaching in various places.  She made quite a reputation as a teacher in Glynn county.
            The deceased was married to Mr. Gus Pyles about eight months ago in Brunswick, and her early demise is quite a shock to him.  She is a step-daughter of Rev. Wm. Daniels, presiding elder of the Brunswick district.
            Mr. James E. Bryant conducted the funeral, with Messrs. Jeff Williams, W.H. Harrington, W.G. Taylor, Jas. Thompson, Wm. Lookwood [sic] and Chas. Ozier, pall bearers.

PYLES, Robert
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 10 June 1930; pg. 8 col. 2

Negro Found Dead at Fancy Bluff

        Robert Pyles, a negro well known in the Fancy Bluff District, died suddenly at his home sometime Saturday night or Sunday morning, and was found yesterday by Dan Brante, a negro friend, who went to Pyles' home to see him.  The dead negro had been sick for some time.
        Coroner J.D. Baldwin was notified yesterday after the body was found and it was decided to hold an inquest.  M.J. Cox, A.E. Pennington, C.B. McDonald, A.W. Joiner, and W.E. Coleman were empanelled as a jury and after hearing evidence in the case decided that the negro died from natural causes.

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

RAMSEY FUNERAL TO BE TOMORROW

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

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

RITES TOMORROW FOR MRS. RIVERS

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

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

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

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

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

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

SERVICE TUESDAY FOR WILLIE C. ROBINSON

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

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

Rogers Funeral To Be Held Saturday at Noon

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

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

JAMES RUTLEDGE JR. SERVICE SATURDAY

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

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

ANNA L. SCRIVENS SERVICE MONDAY

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

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

SCRIVENS RITES TO BE THURSDAY

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

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

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

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

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

WOODROW SLAY SR. FUNERAL SATURDAY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Double Drowning—Risley Outing By Senior Class Has Tragic End

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

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

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

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

TAYLOR, Coley
The Brunswick News; Tuesday 27 October 1914; pg. 1 col. 7

NEGRO SHOT AND KILLED—Coley Taylor Found Dying in His Shack Near Sterling.

            Coley Taylor, an aged negro, who has been farming in the neighborhood of Sterling for many years, was found dying from a gunshot wound Sunday afternoon in the shack on his little farm near Sterling.
            Taylor died before he could be questioned, and a granddaughter who lived with the old man was unable to throw any light on the affair, although it was rumored that Taylor had been found mortally wounded in a field near his home.
            Coroner Jennings and Deputy Sheriff Owens visited the scene of the killing yesterday, but were unable to learn any details that would clear up the matter.

THOMAS, Willie
The Brunswick News; Saturday 9 November 1968; pg. 12 cols. 1 & 2

THREE KILLED IN TWO AUTO MISHAPS HERE LAST NIGHT

        Three persons were dead today as the result of two automobile accidents last night and this morning.
        Two elderly Negro pedestrians were killed just prior to 7 p.m. yesterday when they were struck by an automobile on highway U.S. 84 ten miles north of Brunswick.
        A North Brunswick housewife, Mrs. Annie Myrle R. Dubberly, 26, was killed early today when her automobile crashed into a ditch within the city limits on Altama Avenue.
        The three fatalities brought to 16 the number of traffic deaths in Glynn County thus far this year. In the same period of time, the Georgia State Patrol post here said traffic deaths in its area stand at 45, as opposed to 26 for the same period last year.
        County police investigating the U.S. 84 accident said Mrs. Clara Joyner, 60 of Hill Cabin Road, and Willie Thomas, 60, of Rt. 1, were killed instantly when struck last night by an automobile operated by Harold Glynn Cope, 18, of Rt. 1, Brunswick.
        In a report filed by Lt. A.L. Lokey and patrolmen McDowell and Buck, Cope was said traveling north on the highway when the two Negroes were struck and killed. The two were said to have been in the northbound traffic lane.
        Police reported the two were decapitated and torsos of each cut into two sections, strewn along some 400 feet of the highway.
        Young Cope, driving a 1968 model automobile, was charged with driving 70 miles an hour in a 50-mile-an-hour zone, and with two counts of involuntary manslaughter.
        He reportedly told police he did not see the couple, but heard and felt the impact as his vehicle struck them.
        The Dubberly death occurred at 4:20 a.m. today as the automobile the young mother was driving crossed Altama Avenue from Townsend Street and crashed into a ditch.
        The car came to rest in the ditch on its right side in approximately one foot of water. The 1966 model car received some $1,700 damage. City patrolmen H.G. Guinn and R.L. Yawn investigated.
        Mrs. Dubberly, a resident of 1750 Townsend Street, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Brunswick hospital. She had been a resident of Brunswick for the past 12 years.
        She is survived by her husband, Charles E. Dubberly and a daughter, Susan Beth Dubberly, of Brunswick; her mother, Mrs. Grace R. Reynolds, Uvalda; a sister, Mrs. Betty Kinchen, Uvalda; four brothers, Billy, Bobby, Elbert and Jimmy Reynolds, all of Uvalda; several nieces and nephews.
        Funeral arrangements, under the direction of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, are incomplete and will be announced later.

TRESVANT, Nathan
The Brunswick News; Friday 29 September 1972; pg. 5 col. 1

NATHAN TRESVANT DIES ON MONDAY

            Nathan Tresvant, 76, of Brunswick, died Monday at a local nursing center.
            A native of Brunswick, Tresvant was a member of the St. James Baptist Church.
            He is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Evelena Jenkins and Mrs. Willie Magwood, both of Brunswick; two grand nieces, and two grand nephews.
            Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at St. James Baptist Church with the Rev. W.C. Robinson officiating.  Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery.
            Pallbearers will be the deacons of the St. James Baptist Church.
            The body will be placed in the church at 2:30 p.m.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

UNKNOWN
Historical Newspapers, Birth, Marriage, & Death Announcements, 1851-2003; The Atlanta Constitution; Monday 29 March 1886

            Three deaths among the colored people of Darien occurred on Thursday night.  They were all sudden.

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; Wednesday 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, James
The Darien News; Thursday 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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 form 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.
            Brunswick Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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, 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, 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.

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.

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 Ceneter.
        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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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