Jetta Harrison (12-6-09) services 12-8-09


Jetta Harrison

Jetta Byram Harrison, 66, of Savannah, died Sunday, Dec. 6.

She was born in Red Bay, Ala., the daughter of the late Claude and Georgie Owens Byram. She was united in marriage to Bill David Harrison who preceded her in death.

Ms. Harrison was a member of the Savannah Church of Christ. She had worked for Savannah Manufacturing Company, Garan Manufacturing Company, and most recently for Aqua Glass as a sprayer.

Services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Savannah Church of Christ in Savannah, with Chuck Morris, Jim Chamblee, David Baker officiating. Burial was in the Memory Gardens at Savannah.

She is survived by two daughters, George Ann Barker and Jennifer Brown, all of Savannah; a brother, Joe Byram of Counce; a sister, Dorlene Willoughby of Savannah; three grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Claudette Thomas.

Carolyn Chelette (12-6-09) services 12-9-09


Carolyn Chelette

Carolyn Chelette, 55, of Savannah, died Sunday, Dec. 6.

She was born in Savannah, daughter of Willie Beatrice Duff Stricklin and the late Lawrence Stricklin.

Carolyn was a former employee of Hardin County Nursery. She had also worked for Cross Country Apparel.

Services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 9, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah, with Larry Vandiver officiating. Burial was in the Campground Cemetery at Hardin County.

She is survived by three sons, Lonnie Wilkerson, Steven Mitchell and Michael Mitchell, all of Savannah; three grandchildren; her mother, Willie Beatrice Duff Stricklin of Savannah; four sisters, Dorothy Cook, Betty Jo Murphy, Judy Stricklin and Willie Ellen Pickens, all of Savannah; two brothers, Robert and David Stricklin, both of Savannah.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Laura Jo Funderburk.

Herb Burks (12-8-09) services 12-10-09

(Herb) Loyd Earl Burks was born Aug. 3, 1934, in Michie, Tenn., the son of the late Roy and Omie Gray Burks.

Mr. Burks was a restaurant proprietor and had owned and operated several local restaurants such as the Dixie Cafe, The Back Porch, Burks Cafe in Michie and Burks Steak and Seafood in Selmer. He was an operating engineer for Youngstown Steel in Hammond, Indiana for 20 years. He was Church of God in faith. He loved to fish, play dominos and play pool. Mr. Burks was known for his laughter and sense of humor.

Mr. Burks departed this life on Tuesday, Dec. 8, in Selmer, at the age of 75 years, 4 months, 5 days.

He is survived by four daughters, Connie Moffett of Michie, Omie McAfee Jackson of Corinth, Miss., Lana Hammock and husband Warren of Corinth, Miss., and Brenda Burks of Corinth, Miss.; two sons, Randy Burks of Shiloh and Sidney Burks of Stantonville, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren, Brook Burks, Brian Burks, Sarah Burks, Paige Burks, Dana Seaton and husband Timothy, Brandon Nabors and wife Alicia, Tiffany McAfee, Charity McAfee, Joey Samples, Austin Hammock, Dylan Hammock and Colton Burks; five great grandchildren, Madison Nabors, Trae Seaton, Ava Jade Nabors, Alyssa McCollum and Caden McCollum; four sisters, Mae Ashe and husband Uthel of Selmer, Polly Barber of Selmer, Margaret Maricle and husband Ricky of Corinth, Miss., and Francis Gray of Shiloh; and three sisters-in-law, Peggy Burks, Martha Nega Lipford and Pat Lipford, all of Michie.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Burks was preceded in death by three brothers, Tom Burks, Jimmy Lipford, and Wilford Lipford and a brother-in-law Virgil Gray.

Services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 10, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer with Roy Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in the Lebanon Cemetery at Michie.


Annette Davis (11-28-09) services11-30-09


Annette Davis

Annette Davis was born in Hardin County, Tenn. on Oct. 20, 1958, the daughter of F.G. and Sallye Davis Austin and Frankie Davis and the late Warren G. Davis all of Savannah.

Miss Davis graduated from Central High School in 1976 and Mount Vernon Bible College in 1981. She worked in maintenance for Packaging Corporation of America in Counce for 25 years, and was a member of Savannah Foursquare Church where she served as youth pastor for 15 years. Annette loved life and everything about it: woodworking, welding, yard work, golfing, fishing and spending time with her nephews, Luke and Jake and her niece, Leah. She loved God, her family and co-workers.

Miss Davis departed this life on Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Hardin Medical Center in Savannah, at the age of 51 years, 1 month and 8 days.

Four brothers, Davy Austin (Carol) and family, Eddie Davis (Pat) and family, Ronnie Davis (Freeda) and family, all of Savannah, and Gary Davis and family of Waynesboro, and a multitude of friends.

Miss Davis was preceded in death by her birth father, Warren G. Davis, one birth brother, Danny Davis and her grandparents, Lee Lawrence Davis, Lillie Hester Franks, George "Pink" Davison and Anner Ray Davison.

Services were held on Monday, Nov. 30, at 11 a.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with James Fitts officiating. Burial was in the Memory Gardens at Savannah.

Billy Turner (11-24-09) services 11-28-09


Billy Turner

Billy Enlow Turner, 77, of Savannah, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, in Savannah.

He was born in Hardin County, the son of the late Maloy Ross and Sarah Ruth Alexander Turner. He was united in marriage to Joy Harrison who survives.

Mr. Turner was a farmer and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Savannah. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was also a member of the Savannah Moose Lodge.

He is survived by his wife Joy Turner of Savannah; one daughter, Kim Cooke of Savannah; one son, Mike Turner of Germantown, Tenn.; five grandchildren; one sister, Sue Scott of Lebanon, Tenn.

He was also preceded in death by a grandchild.

Services were held on Saturday, Nov. 28, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Dr. Ed Britt, Rev. Will Wells officiating. Burial was in the Savannah Cemetery at Savannah.




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