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Area Obituaries

Dean Wolfe (10-9-21)

Dean Allen Wolfe, 56, of Savannah, died on Saturday, Oct. 9, in Savannah. He was born in Hardin County, the son of the late Cecil and Vannie Marie Garrard Wolfe. Mr. Wolfe attended First Baptist Church in Savannah. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Cheryl Wolfe; and two…

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June Killingsworth (10-15-21)

June Kennedy Killingsworth, 83, of Savannah, died Friday, Oct. 15, in Savannah. She was born in Houston County, Alabama, the daughter of the late General Pershing “G.P.” and Zadie Brannon Kennedy. She was united in marriage to Preston Dupont Killingsworth, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Killingsworth retired from Fieldcrest Mill in Columbus, Georgia where…

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Brad Elam (10-8-21) service 10-19-21

Brad Elam, 48, of Savannah, died Friday, Oct. 8. He was born in Jackson, Tennessee, the son of Billy and Dorothy Elam. He was united in marriage to Alyon White, who survives. Mr. Elam was a member and song leader at Trinity United Methodist Church. He was a self-employed professional tile installer. He is survived…

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Kay Edwards (10-15-21) service 10-19-21

Kay Sweatman Edwards, 80, of Michie, died on Friday, Oct. 15, in Michie. She was born in Pocahontas, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Clarence Lee “Jack” and Lydia May Lawson Sweatman. She was united in marriage to James William Edwards, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Edwards was a member of Life Tabernacle Church…

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Mary Duren (10-15-21) service 10-21-21

Mary Lee Duren, 79, Adamsville, died on Friday, Oct. 15, in Jackson, Tennessee. She was born in Hardin County, the daughter of the late Carl and Lettie Reddie Jones. She worked as a beautician for Audrey’s Beauty Shop. She was a member of First Christian Church in Adamsville. She is survived by her children, Jimmy…

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Donald “Squirrel” Booker (10-10-21)

Donald Joseph “Squirrel” Booker, 36, of Savannah, died on Sunday, Oct. 10, in Corinth, Mississippi. He was born in Hardin County, the son of Diana Booker Mulder and the late Jerry Lynn Miller. Mr. Booker was employed for several years at Re-Run Stitch Count. He is survived by his daughters, McKenzie Caroline Booker of Waynesboro,…

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Violet Weeks (10-13-21) service 10-23-21

Violet LeeAnn Moore Weeks, 40, of Adamsville, passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 13, in Jackson, Tennessee. She was born on May 27, 1981, in Nashville, to Willie Moore and Margaret Winters Mittendorf. Ms. Weeks is preceded in death by her father, Willie Moore; twin daughters, Elizabeth and Karlie Weeks; paternal grandparents, WM and Mary Chaffin…

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Richard Oakley (10-17-21) service 10-20-21

Richard Oakley, of Savannah, departed this life on Sunday, Oct. 17, at the age of 74 years, 11 months and 2 days. He was born in Florence, Alabama, on Nov. 15, 1946, the son of the late Ernis and Margaret Demery Oakley. On Oct. 6, 1969, he was united in marriage to Tracyene Pilkinton, who…

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Shanna Jones (10-14-21) service 10-19-21

Shanna Leigh Jones, of Savannah, was born Dec. 6, 1974, in Florence, Alabama, to David and June Highland. She departed this life on Thursday, Oct. 14, at home surrounded by family at the age of 46. On April 8, 1989, she was united in marriage to Tracy Jones. They were married for 30 years until…

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Kenneth “Ken” Culver (10-16-21) service 10-22-21

Kenneth “Ken” Ezra Culver, age 68, of Murfreesboro, passed away Saturday, Oct. 16. He was born in Florence, Alabama, to the late Johnny Earl and Dorothy Baker Culver. Mr. Culver was a 1971 graduate of Hardin County High School. He then went on to get a bachelor’s degree in biology at Freed-Hardeman University where he…

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