Rev. Dolphus Smith Jr.
HOMERVILLE — The Rev. Dolphus P. Smith Jr., 85, passed away Thursday (Nov. 3, 2016) at Clinch Memorial Hospital, following an extended illness.
He was born July 2, 1931, in Homerville to the late Rev. Dolphus P. Smith Sr. and Ruby Lee Bell Allen Smith.
He was retired from the U.S. Air Force and was a carpenter. He was a member of Mt. Green Church of God of Prophecy.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Napier Smith, one son, Rex Allen Smith, and one sister, Kay McIntyre.
Survivors are one daughter, Karen Camille Smith, of Homerville; two sons and daughters-in-law, Artis Lee and Cindy Smith, of Homerville, and Zachary Robert Clark and Irina Smith, of Mena Ark.; one daughter-in-law, Velda Smith, of Manor; two sisters, Phyllis Shirley, of Homerville, and Shelba Catterson, of Charleston, S.C.; two brothers, Ronald E. Smith, of Hahira, and Elza D. (Butch) Smith, of Homerville; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Shiloh Church.
Interment will be in the Shiloh Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 o’clock at the funeral home.
The body will be carried to the church one hour prior to the service.
Sympathy may be conveyed at the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Essie Kelly Clark
Essie Kelly Clark, 92, of Nahunta, passed away late Thursday night (Nov. 3, 2016) at Bayview Nursing Home, following an extended illness.
Born in Atkinson on Jan. 27, 1924, she was the daughter of Hattie Drury Kelly and James Breckinridge Kelly.
She grew up a country girl, but moved to the city to begin her life. She was part of the “Greatest Generation,” working at the J. A. Jones Shipyard in Brunswick, welding Liberty ships for the war effort and playing for the shipyard basketball team, the “Anchorettes.”
While working there she met, and eventually married, the son of her landlady, Thomas Vincent Clark, to whom she remained married for 56 years.
After the war she was a devoted friend and employee to Wesley Harold Sigman, working for him for more than 30 years until she retired to her home and family.
She was a member of Arco United Methodist of Brunswick.
She was preceded in death by her husband, T.V. Clark, her parents, sisters, Aileen Green and Louise Hendrix, of Nahunta, Florence Bigham and Nora Infinger, of Charleston, S.C., Claudine “Anna” Pulliam, of Reddick, Fla.; brothers, Wilton Kelly and Ellis Kelly, of Atkinson; and Marvin Kelly, of Waynesville.
She is survived by her children, Patricia Lane Clark, of Brunswick, and Thomas Wilton Clark, of Toney, Ala.; numerous nieces and nephews.
Though the youngest of her family, she was the strongest, and was more than just “Aunt Kelly” to her nieces and nephews and their families.
A funeral will be held Monday morning at 11 o’clock at the chapel of Brunswick Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.
Burial will follow in Brunswick Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ALS Society of Georgia, webga.alsa.org, 5881 Glenridge Drive, Suite 200, Atlanta, Ga. 30328 (404-636-9909).
Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at fryefh.com
David J. Lee
A funeral for David J. “Johnny” Lee took place Friday morning in the Music Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Alvin Johnson and Elder Lewis Mixon officiating.
Burial was in High Bluff Cemetery.
Serving as active pallbearers were the grandsons, David Morgan, Bryant Lee, Brooks Strickland, Trevor East, Logan Lee and Spencer Lee.
Arrangements were with Music Funeral Home.