Monthly Archives: July 2016

Emanuel County history available for reading online

Posted on July 29, 2016 10:10 am by Halei Lamb

Swainsboro native Ron Seckinger is publishing true stories about his grandmother’s generation at http://ronseckinger.com. “Emanuel’s Children: Stories of a Southern Family” follows the lives of eight siblings born in Emanuel County between 1888 and 1913. The eight were Jessie Stroud Fields, Jewel Stroud Hooks, Emmit Stroud, Denver Stroud, Marjorie Stroud Scott, Kermit Stroud, Alice Stroud Mitchell, and Maude Stroud Moreno. The combined stories also constitute a history of Swainsboro … Read More


Audrey Elaine Knowlton, 89

Posted on July 28, 2016 12:12 pm by Halei Lamb

Audrey Elaine KnowltonMemorial services for Audrey Elaine Knowlton, 89, of Wrightsville will be held Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church with Rev. Paul Leigh officiating. The family will receive friends at First Baptist Church on Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. until the time of service. She died Sunday, July 24, 2016 at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin.

Mrs. Audrey Elaine Knowlton was born September 19, … Read More


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Posted on July 27, 2016 3:03 pm by Heather Cox

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Deacon Sam Edwin Jones, 54

Posted on July 25, 2016 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

Sam JonesFuneral services for Deacon Sam Edwin Jones, 54, were held Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the Swainsboro City Auditorium with Rev. Roy Williams presiding and Rev. Melvin Adams Jr. serving as the eulogist. Interment was held in the Swainsboro City Cemetery.

Mr. Sam Edwin Jones was born July 6, 1962 in Swainsboro to Ella Bell Coppock Jones and Sam Jones Sr. He was educated in the Emanuel … Read More


Debbie Sue Newkirt, 53

Posted on July 25, 2016 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

Debbie Sue NewkirtFuneral services for Debbie Sue Newkirt, 53, were held Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the ECI Auditorium in Twin City with Rev. Tommy Brantley presiding and Rev. Willie Johnson serving as the eulogist. Interment was in the Parrish Grove Cemetery. Repast was held in the Concerned Citizens Building in Twin City. She died Sunday, July 17, 2016 at Emanuel Medical Center.

Mrs. Debbie Sue Newkirt was born … Read More


Gary M. Durden, 71

Posted on July 25, 2016 4:04 pm by Halei Lamb

Funeral services for Gary M. Durden, 71, of Twin City will be held on Wednesday July 27, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Wood Funeral Home. Burial will be in Antioch Cemetery in Emanuel County. Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 26, 2016 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the funeral home. He died on Sunday July 24, 2016 at Candler Hospital in Savannah.

Mr. Gary M. Durden … Read More


LaTrelle Smith Cawthon, 82

Posted on July 25, 2016 9:09 am by Halei Lamb

A memorial service for LaTrelle Smith Cawthon, 82, of Atlanta will be held at Shallowford Presbyterian Church in Atlanta at 2 p.m. on August 9, 2016 with a private interment in Emanuel County. She peacefully died after a prolonged illness on Wednesday, July 13, 2016.

Ms. LaTrelle Smith Cawthon was born in Emanuel County on March 29, 1934 to Clifton Lee Smith and Georgia Ruth Ricks Smith. She attended college … Read More


Frankie Nell Warren Mimbs

Posted on July 25, 2016 9:09 am by Halei Lamb

Frankie MimbsFuneral services for Frankie Nell Warren Mimbs were held Sunday, July 24, 2016 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Higgs Funeral Home with Reverend James Salter officiating. Burial was in Westview Cemetery in Soperton. She died Friday, July 22, 2016.

Mrs. Frankie Nell Warren Mimbs was the daughter of the late Horace Greely and Eddie Mae Sammons Warren. She was a housewife and homemaker, a resident of Soperton for … Read More


Charlotte Adams Ford, 95

Posted on July 25, 2016 9:09 am by Halei Lamb

Charlotte Adams FordMemorial services for Charlotte Adams Ford, 95, were held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the Founders House, located at 325 South Lumpkin on UGA’s North Campus. She died July 16, 2016 in Athens.

Mrs. Charlotte Adams Ford was born February 7, 1921, in Roberta, the daughter of Henry R. Adams Sr. and Fannie Becton Adams. She lived in Swainsboro many years and was married to Howard … Read More


John Emmitt Rountree, 74

Posted on July 25, 2016 9:09 am by Halei Lamb

Funeral services for John Emmitt Rountree, 74, of Swainsboro will be held Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home with Elder Calvin Watkins and Reverend Franklin Sasser officiating. Interment will follow at Old Canoochee Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors. The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at the funeral home from 6 – 8 p.m. He died Sunday July … Read More


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