Virgil Hopper, 69, of Savannah, died on Sunday, Jan. 22.
He was born in Hardin County, the son of the late John Lewis and Annie Jewel Banks Hopper. He was united in marriage to Janie Deshazier, who survives.
Mr. Hopper had worked for Hardin County Convenience Center for about a year and had previously worked for Hopper’s Roofing for more than 30 years.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Hopper of Savannah; daughters, Shelia Hopper and Katey Ann Deshazier, both of Savannah; sons, Randy Hopper of Counce, Tim Hopper of Savannah and Chris Hopper of Only, Tennessee; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sisters, Pauline Franks, Gertie Taylor, Josephine Hopper and Linda Gail Davis, all of Savannah.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Lorene Murphy; and brothers, J.D. Hopper and Jimmy Hopper.
Services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Dennis Usner officiating. Burial followed in Neill Cemetery at Savannah.
Tommy Michael Garrard, 66, of Savannah, died on Wednesday, Jan. 18, in Savannah.
He was born in Hardin County on June 3, 1950, the son of Bobbie Pauline Pryor Garrard and the late Thomas Henry Garrard.
Mr. Garrard was a member of The Church of God.
In addition to his mother, Bobbie Pauline Garrard of Savannah, he is survived by two sisters, Barbara Copeland of Cerro Gordo community and Kathy Sparks of Belmont, Mississippi; two brothers, Robert Garrard of Germantown, Tennessee and Danny Garrard of Walnut Grove community.
In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by one sister, Judy Minyard.
Services were held on Sunday, Jan. 22, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Joe Paul Bryant officiating. Burial followed in Piney Grove Cemetery at Savannah.
Nicholas Jack Bowling, of Savannah, was born on Feb. 4, 1981, in Jackson, Tennessee, the son of Shirley Ann Pickens Bowling and the late Roger Dale Bowling.
Mr. Bowling worked as a diver for boats at Yellow Creek Port in Mississippi, a deckhand on a boat, and a laborer in construction. He was of Baptist faith and lived in Hardin County all of his life. Nicholas loved watching the Tennessee Vols, the St. Louis Cardinals and the Atlanta Braves. He went to many baseball games in St. Louis and Atlanta in his younger years. Nicholas liked swimming, boating, fishing, hunting, and being with his daughter Sydney. In his later years, he enjoyed getting on the computer to keep up with everything. Nick was smart and funny. He liked to joke, argue, and talk about football.
Nicholas Jack Bowling departed this life on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at the age of 35 years, 11 months, 6 days.
He is survived by his daughter, Sydney Nichole Bowling; mother, Shirley Bowling; two brothers, Byron Dale Bowling and James Chadwyck “Chad” Bowling; grandmother, Helen Pickens; nephew, Corey Dale Bowling; nieces, Amber Nicole Bowling, Olivia Bowling and Alana Hubanks; great nephew, Jaxon Dale Bowling; and lots of aunts, uncles and cousins.
Along with his father, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roger and Lillian Bowling; and a grandfather, Jim Pickens.
Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 14, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Chris Matlock officiating. Burial followed in New Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery at Savannah.
Alvine Boyd, of Adamsville, was born Aug. 17, 1936, in Morris Chapel, the daughter of the late Linas and Lydia Johnson Turnbow.
She was united in marriage to Billy Joe Boyd on Dec. 19, 1959. Mr. Boyd preceded her in death on Nov. 6, 2004.
Mrs. Boyd departed this life on Sunday, Jan. 15, at the age of 80 years, 4 months, 29 days.
She was a retired cashier and CSN at Wal-Mart in Selmer. She attended Sinner’s Hope Church in Milledgeville, Christian Assembly Church in Adamsville, and Crump, Tennessee Pentecostal Church. She liked fishing and hunting with her husband. They both enjoyed going to bluegrass singings with their friends.
She is survived by a brother, Steve Turnbow and wife Donna of Adamsville; four sisters, Wanda Cromwell and late husband Bennie of Savannah, Ann McFalls and husband Larry of Sharon, Tennessee, Sue McCullough and husband Garland of Morris Chapel, Peggy Carroll and husband David of Adamsville; several nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, extended family and friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, Mrs. Boyd was preceded in death by a brother, Kenneth Turnbow.
Services will be held on Friday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Adamsville with Lloyd Blankenship and Gene Hanna officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Memorial Garden at Adamsville. Visitation will be on Friday from 10 a.m. until service time.
Serving as pallbearers are Kaden Terry, David Carroll, Benny Wayne Cromwell, John L. Kirkman, Shawn Hollin and Billy Fowler.
Arrangements by Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer.
Douglas Wolfe was born in Hardin County on Dec. 21, 1927, the son of the late Walker and Minnie Moore Wolfe.
On Dec. 24, 1952, he was united in marriage to Mary Ellen Casteel, who preceded her husband in death on June 26, 1987.
Mr. Wolfe served his country in the United State Army. He was a self-employed truck driver and did farming also.
Mr. Wolfe departed this life on Wednesday, Jan. 11, in Savannah, at the age of 89 years and 21 days.
He is survived by his children, Debbie Russell, Phillip Wolfe and his wife Belinda, all of Savannah, and Kristi Blakney and her husband Ritchie of Michie; six grandchildren, Magen and Cale Russell, Brandon and Dustin Wolfe, Kaleigh Haubrich and Rylee Blakney; five great-grandchildren, Cohen and Micah Russell, Bailey Wolfe, Kenlee and Sophie Haubrich; one brother, Billy Wolfe of Savannah; and one sister, Effie Jean Williams of Savannah.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Steve Russell.
Services were held on Friday, Jan. 13, at 11 a.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah, with Greg Young officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Hermon Cemetery at Savannah.