Danny Earl Lovell
Danny Earl Lovell, 49, of Blackshear, died Sunday afternoon (Sept. 27, 2015) at St. Joseph’s Candler Hospital in Savannah following an extended illness.
Born May 29, 1966, in Savannah, he was a son of Earl Monroe and Mattie Roselyn Durrance Lovell. He was a lifelong resident of Blackshear and a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church.
He loved to joke and laugh and discriminated against no one. One of his favorite things to do was pass out peppermint as a source of love to others.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, George and Thelma Lovell and Harley and Iris Courson Durrance.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his sister, Lorrie Taylor (husband, Linton), of Blackshear; two brothers, Andy Lovell (wife, Amanda) and Randy Lovell (wife, Deanne), all of Blackshear; his nieces and nephews, Mindy Eunice (husband, Cecil), Jessica Lovell, Early Taylor, Kristian Aultman, Willie Aultman, Cayden Lovell, Andee Lovell and Sadee Lovell, all of Blackshear; a great-niece and nephew, Mattie and Cole Eunice, both of Blackshear; and several aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives.
A funeral will take place this morning at 11 o’clock in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home in Blackshear. Burial will follow in the Shady Grove Cemetery.
The family will receive friends this morning at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.hartfh.com
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
Anne Hayes White
Theresa Anne Hayes White, 83, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Friday evening (Sept. 25, 2015) at her residence after she lost her fight after many years of battling cancer.
She was born in Pottsdam, N.Y., to the late James Allen Hayes and Allye Mae Hayes. She was raised in Waycross and graduated from Landon High School in Jacksonville, Fla. She worked for 30 years for the Duval County School Board in internal auditing and was the first woman to hold this position.
She loved to travel, read, be around people and especially party and be where the fun was at and was an all-around fun loving woman.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Miriam Gebo.
Survivors include three children, Tommy White, of Lake City, Fla., Sherry Little (Kenneth), of Jacksonville, Fla., Allen White, of Jacksonville, Fla.; one grandson, Christian Little, of Jacksonville, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Thursday afternoon from 1 until 2 o’clock at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Miles-Odum Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
FOLKSTON — Joseph Gregory Gowen, 67, of Folkston, died Saturday (Sept. 19, 2015) quietly in his home after a battle with cancer.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Clyde and Ann Gowen, of Folkston.
He is survived by an uncle, Harold Gowen, of Folkston; and three aunts, Ann (Mrs. Harold), Ruby Gowen, of Folkston, and Faye Smith, of Statesboro; best friend and companion, Cynthia Fountain, of Mt. Vernon; longtime friends, Johnny Gowen, Steve McQueen, Ben Rogers, DarrelI Wells, Pete Mizell and Joe Weatherford; many cousins and numerous other friends.
He was a lifelong resident of Folkston, graduating from Charlton County High School. He attended the University of Georgia and ABAC before returning home and joining his father in Gowen Plumbing & Electric.
He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed raising dogs, both hounds and bird dogs, and over the years held membership in several hunt clubs including Skyview, Winokur, Camp Lake, Langfeld and Burnt Fort. He also enjoyed racing and building trucks and G P racing. He was a consistent winner at tracks all over south Georgia.
He was a friend to many and will be missed.
A memorial service will be held at the Folkston City Cemetery Sunday at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the American Cancer Society or one’s favorite charity.
Arrangements are with Shepard Funeral Home in Folkston.
Ethel Wright, 80, departed this life Saturday afternoon (Sept. 26, 2 015) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House.
Friends are being received at the family residence, 819 Cherry St.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Fluker Funeral Home.
Hubert Dean, 85, of Waverly, died Monday morning (Sept. 28, 2015) at Southeast Georgia Health System in Brunswick following an extended illness.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Hart Funeral Home in Blackshear.
Maggie Lee Flowers
Maggie Lee Flowers, 93, of Quitman, died Saturday (Sept. 26, 2015) at her daughter’s residence following a brief illness.
She was born Oct. 21, 1921 in Pelham, daughter of the late Francis Marion and Susan Marlow Hampton Meads.
She was employed for 43 years as a seamstress with the Levi Strauss Company and was of the Baptist faith. She was indeed a character and when she met someone, that person never forgot her. She was the epitome of determination, and sought to make sure her family was taken care of.
She had a big heart and never turned anyone away who was in need. Outside of working and her family, her other passion was her garden and she worked tirelessly to grow the best of anything she planted. She was a member of ACTWU No. 714.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, John David II and Gloria Flowers, of Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Thelma Louise Burchett, of Morven, and LaVerne Goldwire, of Dixie; two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas Edward I and Betty Flowers, of Waycross, and Marrion Riley and Kathy Flowers, of Quitman; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Frances Romine, of Lake City, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, F.M. Jr. and Janet Meads, of Fairfax, Va.; a special friend, Ruth Dugger, of Maryville, Tenn.; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John David Flowers I.
The service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Flowers officiating.
Burial will follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Quitman.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com.
Carson McLane Funeral Home of Valdosta is serving the family.
Howard R. Fancher
A graveside service for Howard Russell Fancher was held Monday morning at Oakland Cemetery with the Rev. Lance Fancher officiating.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Patsie B. McCollum
SCREVEN — The funeral for Patsie Vida “Patty” Boyette McCollum, 79, was held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Ritch Baptist Church.
Officiating were the Rev. I.B. Boyette and the Rev. Benji McReady.
Interment was in the Ritch Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Steve Boyette, Paul Boyette, Franklin Denison, Simon Cason, Trevor Rentz and Justin Carter.
Honorary pallbearers were members of Ritch Baptist Church as well as Mrs. McCollum’s caregivers, Libby Rainey, Vanesssa Lord, Teresa Troy, and Connie Walls.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.