Pamela Denise “Pam” Allen, 54

Posted on November 8, 2019 11:11 am by Whitley Clifton

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Pamela Denise “Pam” Allen, 54, of Kingston, Tennessee, formerly of Swainsboro, went to be with the Lord Thursday evening, October 31, 2019.

She was of the Baptist faith, and she was a former employee of U.S. Cellular. Allen loved photography, enjoyed going to New York City, and being with her fur babies, Phoebe, Annabelle, and Roxy. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Zilly Holton, Edward and Beatrice Allen. Read More


Dorothy R. Dykes, 72

Posted on November 8, 2019 11:11 am by Whitley Clifton

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A memorial service for Dorothy R. Dykes, 72, of Swainsboro was held Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Pastor Melvin Habersham. The family received friends Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Chapman Funeral Home.

She passed away Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Candler Hospital in Savannah following an extended illness.

Ms. Dorothy R. Dykes was born April Read More


Brooks W. “Buster” Lovelace Jr. (Maj. USAF, Ret.), 94

Posted on November 8, 2019 11:11 am by Whitley Clifton

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Brooks W. “Buster” Lovelace, Jr. (Maj. USAF, Ret.), 94, of Valdosta, died on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Langdale Hospice House. Born in College Park on January 3, 1925 to the late Brooks White and Irene Amanda Schilling Lovelace, he had lived in the Valdosta area for the past nine years. Growing up in the Atlanta area, he went in his late teens to volunteer with the Civil Air Patrol Read More


Betty Ann Curl, 73

Posted on November 8, 2019 11:11 am by Whitley Clifton

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Funeral services for Betty Curl, 73, of Swainsboro were held Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Tomlinson Funeral Home with Reverend Franklin Sasser officiating. Interment followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery. The family received friends one hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home. She passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019 at her residence.

Mrs. Betty Ann Curl was born May 26, 1946 in Swainsboro. Read More


Octavious TaShawn “Shawn” Linder, Bella Ann Linder

Posted on November 6, 2019 6:06 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Funeral services for Octavious TaShawn “Shawn” Linder and for Little Miss Bella Ann Linder of Dublin were held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at Johnson County High School in the gymnasium in Wrightsville. Reverend Hayward Cordy delivered the eulogy. Interment followed in the Swainsboro City Cemetery. 

The Life of Octavious TaShawn Linder

Mr. Octavious TaShawn Linder was born on October 26, 1977 to Brenda Linder and Rev. Read More


Ruby Lee Badie, 90

Posted on November 1, 2019 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Funeral services for Ruby Lee Badie, 90, of Swainsboro were held Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 1 p.m. at St. Galilee Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Thomas officiating. Interment followed at St. Galilee Church Cemetery in Summertown. She passed away Monday, October 23, 2019 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center following an extended illness.

Mrs. Ruby Lee Badie was born April 11, 1929 in Swainsboro to the late Wilkerson Read More


Rex Marvin Rigdon, 60

Posted on November 1, 2019 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Mr. Rex Marvin Rigdon, 60, died Saturday, October 26, 2019 at his residence under the care of Kindred Hospice.

Born in Norfolk, Virginia, he lived in Candler County for several years. Rigdon was raised in the Portal area and graduated from Portal High School in 1976. Following graduation, he attended Swainsboro Technical College, from which he graduated with an auto service technician degree. He worked for several years with Dillard Read More


Myra Mae Downer, 92

Posted on November 1, 2019 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Myra Mae Downer, 92, of Swainsboro on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Emanuel Medical Center.

Funeral services were held Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Swainsboro First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jack Whitehead officiating and Rev. David Unkles to assist. Interment followed in the Hawhammock Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home from 5 until Read More


Mildred Irene Einsphar Steptoe, 72

Posted on November 1, 2019 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

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A private memorial service will be held for Mrs. Mildred Irene Einsphar Steptoe, 72, of Kite. She passed away Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at Scott Nursing Home following an extended illness.

Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of arrangements.


Danny Tapley, 69

Posted on October 31, 2019 2:02 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mr. Danny Tapley, 69, a lifelong resident of Emanuel County who died peacefully at his home on Friday, October 25, 2019 surrounded by family and friends. 

Funeral services were held Monday, October 28, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Swainsboro First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Unkles officiating.

Interment followed at Swainsboro City Cemetery.

The family received friends at the church from 1 Read More


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