Vivian Stewart Kitchens Gaines, age 94, died Sunday afternoon, Nov. 25, after an extended illness.
Mrs. Gaines was a homemaker and former operator for Pembroke Telephone Company during its early years. She was also an avid gardener, loved pets and was a member of the Pembroke Lions Club.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in law, Liathia and Herbert Owens of Pembroke and Wanda and Larry Morgan of Daisy; three sisters, Rosie Adams of Pembroke, Janet Smith of Black Creek and Marseedus Humphries of Savannah; six grandsons; seven great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren also survive.
The funeral service was held 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Morrison Memorial Chapel with Elder Spencer Moore officiating. Burial followed in the Northside Cemetery.
Flanders Morrison Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Bryan County News
Nov. 28, 2007
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William L. "Billy"
Mr. William L. "Billy" Wallace, age 86, died on Sunday, Nov. 25, at Hospice Savannah with his family at his side.
Mr. Wallace was born in Daisy, Ga. on Jan. 6, 1921 and lived in Pooler for many years.
He graduated from Claxton High School in 1939. He had been an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church since 1948, where he was a member of the Henry A. Harden Sunday School Class. He had served as president of the United Methodist Men and had served on the building committee for the new Church that was built in 1974.
He retired from Union Camp as the supervisor of the mill machine shop in 1983 after 42 years of service and was a member of the International Association of Machinists Local #23 where he had previously served as recording secretary and president.
He was a member of the Hamilton Ridge Hunting Club in Garnett, S.C. and served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
He was an alderman for the Town of Pooler serving under Mayor Tom Gleason in the late 1940s then served as the town recorder while Mayor Virgil Beatty was in office in the 1950s and 60s. He was a member of the Landrum Masonic Lodge in Savannah since 1943.
He was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and two brothers.
He enjoyed outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, gardening and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He will be greatly missed but will live in his family's hearts forever.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Doris Heidt Wallace of Pooler; daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Jake Mullins of Richmond Hill; two sons and daughters-in-law, Dr. Gene and Donna Wallace of Richmond Hill and Dr. Richard and Dr. Andrea Wallace of Richmond Hill; grandchildren, Robin Boyd, Wesley Mullins, Warrant Officer 2 Michael Kicklighter, Ashley Kicklighter, Elizabeth Wallace and Will Wallace; great-grandchildren, Tony Sapp, Jennifer Sapp and John Michael "Little Jake" Mullins; great-great-grandson, Boston Roscinski; sister, Mozelle Golentz of Ocala, Fla. and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral was held at 11 a.m. on Monday at Trinity United Methodist Church. The burial followed at the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Effingham County.
Remembrances may be given to Hospice Savannah, P.O. Box 13190, Savannah, GA 31416 or to the William L. and Doris H. Wallace Scholarship Fund c/o Trinity United Methodist Church, 320 Benton Drive, Pooler, GA 31322.
The family wishes to express a special thanks to Hospice Savannah, Dr. LaFranchise, Dr. Rathbun, Dr. Kuettner and Dr. Nicholas Costrini.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.stricklandandsonsfuneralhome.com.
Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes, West Chatham Chapel, was in charge of the arrangements.
Bryan County News
Nov. 28, 2007