Area Obituaries

Raymond Brewington (1-11-19)

Raymond Henry Brewington was born on May 26, 1926, in Hardin County, the son of Randall Emsley and Eula Gertrude Long Brewington. He was born and raised in the Walnut Grove area and attended school there and in Savannah. He died on Friday, Jan. 11, in Savannah, at the age of 92 years. On Aug.…

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Toni Heavener (1-11-19) service 1-14-19

Toni Heavener, 52, of Counce,  passed away on Friday, Jan. 11, at Hardin County Medical Center- Savannah. She was born in Memphis on May 24, 1966, and was of the Baptist faith.  Toni will forever be remembered in the hearts of her family and friends. A celebration of Toni’s life was held at 2 p.m.,…

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Thomas “Bill” Montgomery (1-12-19)

Sept. 15, 1935 – Jan. 12, 2019 It is with great sadness the family of Thomas William Montgomery, known as Bill, TW, or simply “Papa,” announce his passing – after a brave battle with cancer – on Saturday, Jan. 12, at the age of 83. Bill is preceded in death by his parents, Frankie Shaw…

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Bruce “Hooty” Owle (

Bruce Kevin Owle, better known as “Hooty,” was born on Aug. 7, 1961, in Britol, Pennsylvania, and died peacefully at the age of 57 in Savannah. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patty Mae Freshour Owle; his parents, Evelyn Elizabeth Hilborne Owle and John Henry Owle; and his brother, John Henry Owle Jr.…

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Nona Shelby (1-9-19) service 1-11-19

Nona White Shelby was born in Savannah on Aug. 3, 1922, the daughter of the late William Frank and Lillie Austin White. On June 5, 1940, she was united in marriage to Rev. Charles H. Shelby, who preceded her in death on April 1, 2008. From this union they had two sons, Charles Ray Shelby…

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Sally Wood (1-9-19) service 1-12-19

Sally Wood, 89, of Savannah, died on Wednesday, Jan. 9, in Savannah. She was born in Hardin County, the daughter of the late George Daniel and Alice Collier Barnett. She was united in marriage to Venson “Ben” Wood, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Wood had been a machine operator for Brown Shoe Company. She…

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Rickey Southern (1-7-19) service 1-9-19

Rickey Southern, 47, of Savannah, died on Monday, Jan. 7. He was born in Hardin County, the son of Millard and Barbara Umphrey Southern. Mr. Southern had worked for Chad Smith Sheet Metal for 10 years. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his son, Jacob Lynn Southern; one grandson; and one brother,…

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Johna Ruth Grinder (1-6-19) service 1-19-19

Johna Ruth Grinder, 86, died on Sunday, Jan. 6, in Youngstown, Ohio. She was born in Hohenwald, Tennessee, the daughter of the late Felix and Ruby Beatty, and a resident of Savannah from 1972 until 2016. She was a homemaker and member of Eureka United Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Joy Strain…

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Dorothy Davis (1-9-19) service 1-12-19

Dorothy Davis, 82, of Adamsville, died on Wednesday, Jan. 9, in Jackson, Tennessee. She was born in Hardin County, the daughter of the late Charlie Ross and Beedie Marie Baskins Dickey. She was united in marriage to Billy Joe Davis, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Davis worked in the sewing factories, Dillion Manufacturing and…

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Lochie Brashier (1-13-19) service 1-16-19

Lochie Pevahouse Brashier, 97, of Clifton, died on Sunday, January 13. She was born in Wayne County, the daughter of the late Chesley and Mary Ada Warren Pevahouse. She was united in marriage to Charles Raymond Brashier, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Brashier had worked for Brown Shoe Company and was a flea market…

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