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.

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Spencer Joe Webb, 64

Posted on October 25, 2019 5:05 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Mr. Spencer Joe Webb, 64, of Swainsboro, died on the evening of Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro.

Mr. Webb was born in Macon, son of the late Richard E. Webb and Dorothy M. Douglas Webb. He retired from Norfolk -Southern Railroad as a foreman. He was a member and deacon of Temple Baptist Church, a member of the NSSAR, and commander of the Read More


Laura Elizabeth Baggett Bedgood, 92

Posted on October 25, 2019 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Mrs. Laura Elizabeth Baggett Bedgood, 92, of Swainsboro, formerly of Midville, on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at Emanuel Medical Center Nursing Home.

Graveside services were held Friday, October 18, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Long Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. John Durden officiating.

Mrs. Bedgood was born February 1, 1927 in Summertown, Emanuel County, to the late Walter Sr. and Cornelius Read More


Curtis Lee Bivins, 58

Posted on October 25, 2019 3:03 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Funeral services of Curtis Lee Bivins, 58, were held Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Temple of Christ Pure Holiness Church in Macon with Pastor James Swayne officiating. Interment followed on Monday, October 21, 2019 at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Milledgeville. He passed away October 12, 2019.

Mr. Curtis Lee Bivins was born January 2, 1961 in Emanuel County to Ben L. Bivins and Ruby Lanier Bivins-Allen. He was educated Read More


George Frank Bowen Sr., 80

Posted on October 24, 2019 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Mr. George Frank Bowen Sr., 80, of Midville died Friday, October 18, 2019 at Comfort Creek Nursing Home in Wadley.

Mr. Bowen was born in Telfair County, son of the late Allen Bowen and Gussie M. Padgett Bowen. He was owner and operator of BTS in Midville, and he was a member of Faith Independent Missionary Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Michele Bowen; granddaughter, Read More


William Henry “Buddy” Lockhart, Jr., 72

Posted on October 24, 2019 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

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William Henry “Buddy” Lockhart Jr., 72, husband of Lana Lockhart, entered into rest, Saturday, October 5, 2019 at his residence.

Memorial services were held Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 2 p.m. at Piney Mount United Methodist Church, located at 3065 Old Savannah Road, Tennille, with Reverend Wayne Usry officiating. Burial was held with full military honors at Zeta Cemetery in Tennille in the Lockhart family plot.

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Joseph Ronald Salyer, 65

Posted on October 24, 2019 4:04 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Mr. Joseph Ronald Salyer, 65, of Adrian passed away Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at his residence following an extended illness.

Mr. Salyer was born October 15, 1954 in Swainsboro to the late George Arch Salyer Sr. and Mary Henry Salyer. He attended Swainsboro High School and lived his life between Swainsboro, North Carolina, and Adrian. He retired from Technimark in Asheboro, North Carolina as a dye-setter. Mr. Salyer enjoyed fishing. Read More


Myra Mae Downer, 92

Posted on October 24, 2019 3:03 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 will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Swainsboro First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jack Whitehead officiating and Rev. David Unkles to assist. Interment will follow in the Hawhammock Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Read More


Maudrece Jones, 98

Posted on October 23, 2019 5:05 pm by Whitley Clifton

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Mrs. Maudrece Jones, 98 of Midville, entered into eternal rest on October 18, 2019. A homegoing celebration will be held Friday, October 25, 2019 at 12: noon at Love Hill Baptist Church, located at 389 Trout Street, Midville. Interment will take place at the church cemetery. Her loving and devoted family will cherish her memories. The viewing will be held Thursday, October 24, 2019 from 2:30 until 7 p.m. at Read More


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