Obituaries 2017

Jerry “Kathy” Hamm (12-22-17) service 1-12-18

Kathy HammJerry “Kathy” Hamm, 70, of Adamsville, died on Saturday, Dec. 22.She was born in Memphis,  the daughter of the late R.C. Gray and Ruby Vernell Adams Gray. She was united in marriage to Larry Hamm, who preceded her in death.She is survived by a daughter, Lynn Hill of Milledgeville; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.In…

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Billy Evans (12-30-17)

Billy Evans, of Savannah, departed this life on Saturday, Dec. 30, at the age of 82 years, 2 months and 9 days. He was born on Oct. 21, 1935, the son of the late Joe B. and Gladys Inez Yawn Evans. On Aug. 12, 1961, he was united in marriage to Katherine Richmond, who survives.Billy…

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Melvin Chval (12-31-17)

Melvin S. Chval, 84, of Counce, died on Sunday, Dec. 31, at his residence.He was born in Chicago, Illinois, the son of the late Stanley and Agatha Chval. He was united in marriage to Donna Faye Glover, who survives.Mr. Chval served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired from…

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Homer Turnbow (12-30-17) service 1-4-18

Homer Arlie Turnbow, of Savannah, was born in Wayne County on Oct. 2, 1931, the son of the late Hugh Arthur and Fanny Ada Depriest Turnbow. He was united in marriage to Johnie Louise Harris Turnbow on June 12, 1953, who preceded him in death. Homer departed this life on Saturday, Dec. 30, at the…

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James True Jr. (12-29-17) service 1-13-18

James Francies True Jr., 51, of Iron City, Tennessee, died on Friday, Dec. 29.He was preceded in death by his father, James Francies True Sr.He is survived by his wife, Sheila True of Iron City, Tennessee; special friends, Roger and Deb Bradley of Iron City, Tennessee; mother, Nancy and Terry Stricklin of Savannah; stepmother, Zeny…

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Lillian Austin (12-31-17) service 1-4-18

Lillian Inez Fielder Austin, 80, of Corinth, Mississippi, formerly of Savannah, died on Sunday, Dec. 31, in Corinth, Mississippi.She was born in Savannah, the daughter of the late James Alex and Mary Jane Mitchell Fielder. She was united in marriage to Charles Edward Austin, who preceded her in death.Mrs. Austin retired after 30 years working…

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Whitney Stanfield (12-28-17) service 1-3-18

Whitney Armenda Stanfield,  29, of Savannah, died Thursday, Dec. 28. She was born in Madison County, Tennessee, the daughter of Gary Allen Stanfield and Tamela “Tammy” Suzette Kerr Johnson.  She worked as a certified nursing assistant at Hardin Medical Center in Savannah for seven years. She was a member of Mount Hermon Baptist.She is survived…

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Lois Highland (12-22-17) service 12-28-17

Lois Marie Highland, 70, of Savannah, died on Friday, Dec. 22. She was born in Hardin County, the daughter of the late Vernie and Bertha Austin Highland. She had been a streamstress for Kay Windsor Manufacturing and was a member of Walnut Grove Church of Christ. She is survived by many family members and friends.In…

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Phyllis Ann Driskill (12-26-17) service 12-31-17

Phyllis Ann Driskill, 58, of Savannah, died on Tuesday, Dec. 26. She was born in Florence, Alabama, the daughter of the late Charles McKinney and Barbara Jean McGill. She was a correctional officer for the Hardin County Sheriff’s Department. She is survived by her daughter, Vanessa Ray of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee; seven grandchildren; and sisters, Sherri…

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Herman “Gene” Dickerson (12-30-17) service 1-3-18

Herman “Gene” Dickerson, 63, of Savannah, died on Saturday, Dec. 30. He was the son of Jessie Herman and Nancy Louise Morris Dickerson who preceded him in death.  He was united in marriage to Beverly Kaye Shelby, who survives. Mr. Dickerson worked for Angelica in Savannah and Landau Sewing in Selmer before going to work…

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