Wanda Mae Barnett Doxsie, 92, of Savannah, died Monday, Jan. 2, in Savannah.
She was born in Illinois, the daughter of the late Albert William and Effie Fern Clark Barnett. She was united in marriage to Tracy E. Doxsie, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Doxsie was a homemaker. She was a member of Cornerstone Baptist Church.
She is survived by her daughter, Marsha Keymon of Savannah; stepson, Bruce Doxsie; stepdaughter, Gayla Doxsie Gilhooly; one grandchild; and one sister, Dorothy Simonds.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Harold Barnett; and one sister, Vivian Stark.
Services were held on Friday, Jan. 6, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Paul Weaver officiating. Burial followed in Lone Chestnut Cemetery at Bath Springs, Tennessee.
Teresa Laurene Clark, 59, of Savannah, died on Thursday, Jan. 5.
She was born in Savannah, the daughter of Ruby Mae Martin Clark and the late James Franklin Clark.
Ms. Clark served her country in the United States Army. She retired from Health First in Memphis where she had worked as an LPN, and had also worked at Methodist Central in Memphis.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by one daughter, Jessica Blalock of Savannah; one son, Jordan Clark of Savannah; two brothers, Andy Clark of Savannah and Tim Weatherington of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and two grandchildren.
Services were held on Wednesday, Jan. 11, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Ronnie Sanders officiating. Burial followed in Hurricane Cemetery at Henderson County, Tennessee.
Marry “Polly” Benson, 85, of Savannah, died on Saturday, Jan. 7.
She was born in Hardin County, the daughter of the late J.A. and Mamie Gibbs Highland. She was united in marriage to Earl Benson, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Benson was a homemaker and member of Savannah Church of Christ.
She is survived by her two children, Bobby Benson of Savannah and Misty Jean Moore of Stantonville, Tennessee; four grandchildren; and two special nieces.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, R.C. Highland and Jones Gibbs; and four sisters, Oma Jean Austin, Lola Mae Burcham, Artie Benson and Agnes Benson.
Services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Jim Chamblee officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens at Savannah.
Landis R. Wilkes, of Savannah, departed this life on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the age of 83 years, 4 months, and 22 days.
He was born in Huntingdon, Tennessee, on Aug. 12, 1933, the son of the late Clark and Ada Daisy Cooper Wilkes. On Nov. 22, 1952, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Jean Weatherford, who preceded him in death on Aug. 19, 2015.
Landis served in the Tennessee National Guard and retired after 32 years. He retired from Tennessee Highway Patrol as a patrolman. Landis enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He also enjoyed fishing, gardening and cooking. He was a member of Sharon Baptist Church.
He is survived by his children, Ronnie Wilkes and wife Pam and Marcy Kilburn and husband Tim, all of Savannah; grandchildren, Jonathan Wilkes and wife Ashley, Kevin Wilkes and wife Missy, Brandon Kilburn and wife Anna, and Brittany Kilburn McNutt and husband Michael; great-grandchildren, Tyler Gammill, Grace Wilkes, Brayden Wilkes, Sophia Wilkes, Maddie Wilkes, Turner Wilkes, Harper Wilkes and Wilkes Conley McNutt; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his sisters, Jewel Dickerson, Dorothy Christian, Louella Moore and Ovie Twyman; and brothers, Willie Gray Wilkes and Jerry Wilkes.
Services were held on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 11 a.m., at Sharon Baptist Church in Savannah with Eric Smith officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens at Savannah.
Sonja Finck Shultz, 59, of Morris Chapel, died Friday, Jan. 6.
She was born Feb. 13, 1958, to Edward and Marian Finck along with her identical twin Sondra who survives.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Zelda Berry and Sharon Weber.
Sonja is survived by five sisters and one brother, Zephneria Carlin, Jane Lee, Shirley (James) Fetsch, Susan (William) Wessner, Sondra (Donnie) Mccammon and Ed (Joan) Finck.
On Nov. 6, 1976, she married her high school sweetheart William (Toby) Shultz and they just celebrated 40 years of marriage. They have three children who survive Amy Marie Wesson (Glenn), William II (Bubba) Shultz and Jeremiah Bradley Shultz. All reside in Morris Chapel Tennessee. She has one grandson Zander, 11, who was the light of her life.
Sonja recently retired from Hardin Medical Center after 23 years of employment.
Sonja was a very soft spoken sweet spirited lady who would do anything for anyone. She enjoyed the simple things in life, spending time with her grandson, riding her motorcycle, swimming in her pool, and eating ice cream and chocolate. Sonja loved and collected eagles and motorcycles.
She will be deeply missed by all that knew and loved her.
A memorial service was held on Monday, Jan. 9, at Love and Truth Church in Savannah.