A celebration of life service for Savannah Brown Mahamary, 92, will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at St. James A.M.E. Church, 626 Cherry St., Blackshear, with the church pastor, the Rev. Gerald Copeland, officiating, and Chaplain Dr. Rosbie Mutcherson offering words of comfort.
“Kid,” as she was fondly known by her family and close friends, was born Aug. 30, 1922, in Blackshear. She was the oldest of 16 children born to the late Hampton Brown Sr. and Isabella Harris Brown.
She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and became a member of St. James A.M.E. Church where she maintained her membership after moving to Gainesville, Fla., many years ago.
She was joined in holy matrimony to the late Edwin Barry. This union was blessed with five children.
She departed this life peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, Sunday (Jan. 4, 2015) at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla. In addition to her parents and first husband she was preceded in death by her second husband, Willie Mahamary, brothers, Joseph Brown, Thomas Brown, Samuel Brown, Hampton Brown Jr., sisters, Sadie Mae Hudson and Mildred King.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Edwin Charles Barry, of Gainesville, Fla., Theophilus Adolphus Barry (Yolanda), Norwalk, Calif., Edwina Williams, of Gainesville, Regenia Folegia Barry and Frank R. Barry (Paulette), both of West Palm Beach, Fla.: sisters, Janie Lowe, of West Palm Beach, Fla., Isabella Eaddy (John Jr.), of Blackshear, Betty Jean Matthews (Arthur Sr.), of Riviera Beach, Fla., and Alice Bowens, of Columbus; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Friends are being received at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, John and Isabella Eaddy, 3151 Session Hill Road, Blackshear.
Public visitation will be Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Fluker Funeral Home, 985 Ossie Davis Parkway, Waycross.
The body will lie in repose Saturday at the church from 11 a.m. Saturday to the hour of service.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.
Doris Robinson Burch
JESUP — Doris Robinson Burch, 68 of Jesup died Monday (Jan. 12, 2015) at her residence.
The New Jersey native lived in Wayne County the past 40 years, and was a member of Victory Tabernacle Church of God. She was a retired Wayne Memorial Hospital registered nurse and also worked in several hospitals and nursing homes.
She enjoyed eating fresh south Georgia seafood, reading and cooking for her family.
Vacations were her favorite past time, especially cruises. She was predeceased by her husband of 25 years, Raymond Burch Sr., her parents, Willie and Violet Robinson, a son, Christopher Burch, a brother, Stanley Taylor.
Survivors are three daughters and sons-in-law, Bobbie Jean and Josh Milner, of Pembroke, Estelle B. and George Hunter, of Clinton, Iowa, Crystal B. Green and friend, Charles Easley, of Jesup; a son and daughter-in-law, Raymond Jr. and Lorna Burch, of Waycross; son-in-law, Shawn Green, of Jesup; 11 grandchildren, Whitney Burch, Jamal Burch, Keyara Burch, Ember Hunter, Lanarius Hunter, Precious Hunter (husband, Lamonte Youmans), Mailik, Malayaa, MaNiah, Miahyah, Makayla Green; three great-grandchildren, Je’Seria, Je’Niyah, Chantelle Youmans; a sister, Joanne Clark, of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Marvin Taylor, of Jesup; a host of nieces, nephews, adopted grandchildren and special friends.
A memorial service will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Jesup Church of God with Pastor Keith Lairsey, Pastor Matt Denison and Charlie Hinson III officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to River of Life Church, ATTN: Raymond Burch Jr., P.O. Box 131, Waycross, Ga. 31501.
To sign the online guestbook, visit www.rinehartandsons.com
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
Daniel Robert Clark Jr.
Daniel “Dan” Robert Clark Jr. was born March 23, 1944, to Emma Jane and Daniel Robert Clark in Washington, D.C. He died at his home in Blackshear on Dec. 7th, 2014.
Dan was joined by a sister, Suzanne, in 1947, and a brother, Dennis, in 1950. Daniel Robert Clark Sr. served as an engineer in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which provided Dan Jr. with an opportunity to live throughout the world with his family and experience different cultures and people both in Japan during the Occupation and France after World War II.
The family returned to the states in the mid 50’s, living in Seattle before settling back in Virginia. He was an active and adventurous child and adult, who was always curious and enjoyed traveling and meeting new people.
While traveling in Mexico in 1967, Dan met Rudi Faltus, who was traveling with friends in what would be the first of many Volkswagen campers in their lives. After meeting in Mazatlan, they embarked on a free spirited road trip through Mexico, leading to very memorable and exciting times. Dan and Rudi returned to live in Berkeley and then San Francisco, where they married in 1970. Their son, Forest, was born in 1971.
After Dan and Rudi divorced in 1976, Dan lived for many years in Bolinas, Calif., and became an integral part of the community there. He moved to Blackshear to spend time with his father. He assisted in his father’s end of life care, and became a part of the Blackshear and Waycross communities, where he was known for helping people and animals. Dan was known throughout the area as an avid movie collector. He enjoyed fishing, reading, watching movies, and listening to music.
Dan was predeceased by his mother, Emma Jane Clark, and his father, Colonel Daniel Robert Clark Sr. (Retired).
He is survived by his son Forest Faltus-Clark, his sister, Suzanne Clark, his brother and sister-in-law, Dennis Clark and Mary Walters-Clark, and his niece, Danielle Clark, and nephew, Dylan Clark. He is also survived by his former wife, Rudi Faltus, and his father’s widow, Clovis Clark.
Dan will be missed deeply by his family and friends. It is comforting to remember him as an independent spirit who lived his life on his own terms.
A memorial is being tentatively planned around the time of his birthday, March 23, 2015.
Low Country Cremation Services and Burial is serving the Clark family.