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6C - Savannah News-Press • Sunday, October 13, 1991 * *
Mrs. Lottls M. Johnson
Mrs Lottie M. Johnson, 97, died Saturday at Memorial Medical Center after
a tang illness.
The Screven County native was a lifelong resident of Savannah and was a
member of Eastskfe Church of God .
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs
Emma G. Stanley of Tybee island, Mrs.
Gerakiine Roberts of Garden City, Mrs.
Jeanette Duncan of Savannah, Miss Patricia A. Johnson of Augusta and Mrs.
Linda Burke of Savannah; four sons,
Elsworth J. Johnson Jr. of Tucson, Ariz.,
Loy W. Johnson of Savannah, Herman E.
Johnson of Pooler and Melvin W. Johnson
of Savannah; two sisters; two brothers;
24 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Eastside
Church of God, burial at 3:30 p.m. in Red
Bluff Cemetery in Screven County.
Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors,
• Drayton Chapel.
•> MACON - Allen Kurtz, 44, died
Thursday at Macon Medical Center after
laort illness.
' The Jeff Davis County native lived in
Bibb County for many years and was a
member of Tallahassee Baptist Church.
He was a custodian at Bibb County High
School in Macon.
" Surviving are his wife, Mrs Joanne
Kurtz of Macon; a daughter, Miss Teresa
kurtz of Macon; his mother, Mrs. Mary
' t. Kurtz of Hailehurst, two sisters, Mrs
Othelia Wifcox of Lumber City and Mrs.
Emily K. Evans of Fort Lauderdale Fla. ;
4wo brothers, R.L. Kurtz of Hazlehurst
tod Levy Kurtz Jr. of Fort Lauderdale;
Ws mother- and father-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Joe Nesbit of Glenwood; and several aunts, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral service; 2:30 p.m. today at
Tallahassee Baptist Church, burial in
Kurtz Memorial Garden, Hazlehurst.
Thornton's Funeral Home, Hazlehurst.
Miss Rorlne J. Mlchsls
- Miss Florine JuTTa MicfieTsTBT,; cfietf ~
Saturday at Memorial Medical Center after a short illness.
The Chatham County native was a retired medical technologist with the South
Atlantic Blood Center. She was a member of Temple Mickve Israel Synagogue
and the Sisterhood. She led guided tours
through Temple Mickve for many years
and was a volunteer at Savannah Visitors
Center, Savannah Science Museum and
Memorial Medical Center. She was also
active in the Uttle Theater of Savannah.
Surviving are three cousins, Mrs.
Jane Hesse of Pembroke Pines, Fla., Mrs
Renee Levin of Beaufort, S.C., and Uster
A. Michels of Savannah.
Graveside services: 12 a.m. Monday
in Laurel Grove Cemetery .
Remembrances; Temple Mickve Israel Synagogue.
Sipple's Mortuary.
Gradan D. Byrd
Mrs. Johanna E. Crawford
BLACKSHEAR - Graden Dunigan
Byrd, 85, died Saturday at home after a
long illness.
The Pierce County native was a retired farmer. He was a member of
Mersbon United Methodist Church and
the Pierce County Farm Bureau.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maggie
C. Byrd of Blackshear; a son, Kenneth
Byrd of Sanford, Fla.; four sisters, Mrs.
Gladys Lightsey of Callahan, Fla., Mrs.
Severa Crosby of Sterling, Mrs. Evie Davis of Blacksbear and Mrs. Ora L. Catlin.
of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, James
Byrd of Bristol; two grandchildren and
five great-grandchildren.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Pearson
Funeral Home, burial in Friendship Cemetery in Bacon County.
Mrs. Johanna E Crawford, 75, died
Saturday at Savannah Convalescent after
along illness.
The lifelong resident of Savannah was
a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs.
Johanna Adams of Ridge land. S C , Mrs
Ann Cobb of Richmond Hill and Mrs
Martha C Peacock of Savannah; a son,
John A. Crawford of Tybee Island; a sister, Mrs. Catherine Russell of Savannah;
a brother, Spencer Eason of Savannah;
and five grandchildren.
Rosary service: 7 p.m. today at Fox
and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson
Funeral: 11 a.m. Monday at Blessed
Sacrament Catholic Church, burial in
Catholic Cemetery
Mrs. Mattie L. Mosely
VIDALIA - Mrs. Mattie Lee Lynn
Mosely, 81, died Friday at Meadows Memorial Hospital after a long illness.
The Tattnall County native was a retired school teacher and a member of Cedar Creek primitive Baptist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Joyce
Talley of Lyons; a stepdaughter, Mrs.
Wiliifred Thompson of Douglas; a brother, Fred Lynn of Bluffton, S.C.; and six
grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral: 3 p.m. today at Cedar Creek
Primitive Baptist Church, burial in
church cemetery.
Kennedy Funeral Home, Cobbtown.
Mrs. Margaret D. Ashley
MARTIN, Tenn. - Mrs. Margaret
Dunigan Ashley died Saturday after a
short illness at H.C.A. Volunteer Hospital.
The Savannah native was a former
member of Bull Street Baptist Church.
Surviving are a son, John H. Ashley of
Martin; and four grandchildren and five
Funeral. 3 p m today at Martin Retirement Center, burial in Bonaventure
Cemetery in Savannah.
Murphy Funeral Home, Martin Tenn.
Kenneth D, Brasfjeld
BRUNSWICK ~ Kennjrth Donald
Brasfield. 63, died Friday at St. Vincent's
Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla,, after a
short illness.
The America, Ala., native lived in
Brunswick for 22 years and was a member of First Presbyterian Church of
Brunswick, He was a U.S Army veteran
of the Korean and Vietnam wars, serving
23 years.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Millie H.
Brasfield of Brunswick; four .daughters,
Mrs. Valerie B. Miller of San Antonio,
Texas, Mrs. Evelyn B. Cassidy, Mrs.
Mary B. Beverley and Mrs. Donna B.
Creel, all of Brunswick; a sister, Mrs.
Elizabeth Nabors of Prattville , Ala.;
nine grandchildren, a great-grandchild
and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral; 11 a.m. Monday at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, burial in
Brunswick Memorial Park.
WUCOX — Funeral services for Mrs.
Leanna Tanner Wilcox will be held
10:00am Monday, October 14, 1991,
at First Congregational Church. The
,- Reverend Robert D. Sherard, official* ing. Interment National Cemetery,
Beaufort, S.C. Surviving are: GY
- Jr., and other relatives.
PORTER — Funeral services for Mrs.
Virginia Inez Porter will be held
3:00pm, Monday, October 14, 1991
at Grant Chapel A.M.E. Church, Ash• .ford, Alabama. WiJIiams & Williams
Funeral Home and Unity Funeral
Home of Dothan Alabama in charge.
the Family of the Late
JACKSON — Funeral services for
Mrs. Edith Louise Seville Jackson
will be Monday at 1:00pm at Fox &
Wishes to thank each of you for kind ex; Weeks Drayton Chapel with the Rev.
pression of sympathy extended during
" S. Leroy Hendricks officiating. Burial
the death of our love one, we sincerely
appreciate the telephone calls, tele.^-will be in Bonaventure Cemetery.
grams, cards, flowers, visits, and other
'T Pallbearers will be Marvin Williams,
I courtesies rendered during our period of
C-frank Turner, Paul Grizzard, Sherbereavement. And to the Pastor & Mem'•Trnan Harbin, Bonny Maddox, and
bers of Royal Church Of Ghost, Sidney A.
Funeral Home, Class of 1971
Charles Smith.
Tompkins High & Employees at Chatham
HENDERSON — Funeral services for
County Jail, May God bless and keep
you always.
Mr. Devaul L. Henderson will be SunHusband, Children, and Family Members
day, 2:00pm in Fox & Weeks Hodgson Chapel, with the Rev. Fred Andrea and the Rev. Charles Houston
officiating. Burial in the Greenwich
Section of Bonaventure Cemetery.
Remembrances to the Schley Knight
Memorial Cancer Fund, at Memorial
Medical Center
The Family of
(Would like to express appreciation for
your love and concern during her long
illness and your acts of kindness upon
her recent death
In Memory of My Mother
who left this life 6 years ago today
October 13, 1985
Memories are treasures time cannot take
away Often I walk down memory lane
and meet my mother each day
All the love and tenderness of years well
spent come back to fill my heart with
beauty and content.
Sadly missed by your daughter,
Thl Family of the late
Mrs. Frances G. Floyd
Would like to express their sincere appreciation for all acts of kindness shown
during their bereavement. Thanks one
and all for your generosity. May God
continue to bless each one of you A very
special thanks to: Candler Ho*p»taf Employees, all participants in the funeral
service. Beatrice Hunt Wesson Foods
Employees, Westview Nursing Home
Employees, Best Western Employees,
Southern Bell Employees, our Pastor and
Church. Rev T.J. Simmons and First
Mount Bethel Baptist Church, Neighbors
and many, many Friend*.
4 Burial plots, in HiM crest memorial park.
Will Sell separately or together, $450 each
CaH 74»4074.
2 Cemetery Lots w/vaults,
Hillcreat Abbey West. $1500
Call 912-858-2003
Surviving are three sons, Hewlen Net-
ties Jr., Randy L. Nettles and Earl Net-
ties", all of Savannah, a daughter, Mrs.
Patsy N. Woods of Savannah; a sister,
Mrs. Grace Monday of Savannah; a
brother, William 0. Lewis II of Savannah; 10 grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren.
Funeral: 3 p.m. Monday at Fox and
Weeks Funeral Directors, Drayton Chapel, burial in Forest Lawn Cemetery.
Remembrances: Hospice of Savannah.
Edward Wright
Funeral for Edward "Fathead-Bubba" Wright, 71, who died Tuesday, will be
held Monday at 4 p.m. at Speedwell United Methodist Church, burial in Oak
Grove Cemetery.
Sidney A. Jones Funeral Home.
Mrs. Lilly J. Foreman
Mrs. Lilly Jones Foreman, 90, died
Wednesday at home after a long illness.
The Bryan County native lived in Savannah most of her life and was a member Abyssinia Baptist Church, where she
served as treasurer, deaconess, on the
usher board and was a member of the
Sunday school class, the BTU and Pastors Aid Board. She was a member of
Elite Temple 71 and served as chaplain
and financial secretary of Naomi Chapter
30 of Eastern Star. She operated Foreman Confectionary.
Surviving are two nieces, Mrs. Pinkie
W. Henry of Savannah and Ms. Vernita
Jackson of Atlanta; a nephew, Angus
Henry of Savannah; and a stepson, John
C. Foreman of Detroit.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Abyssinia
Baptist Church, burial in Evergreen
Sidney A. Jones Funeral Home.
Danny M. Williams
NEVILS - Danny Morgan Williams,
16, died Saturday at home from a gunshot
The Clayton County native lived in
Bulloch County most of his life. He was a
junior at Pinewood Christian Academy in
Bellville and was a member of Trinity
Baptist Church.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. Barbara W. Williams of Nevils; his father,
Jesse Williams of Kingsland; two sisters,
Mrs. April Smith of Pembroke and Mn
Zina Rinner of Cedar Crossing; and his
maternal grandmother, Mrs. Laura L
Williams of Pembroke.
Funeral 2 p.m. Monday at HodgesTurner Funeral Home, Statesboro, burial
in Bulloch Memorial Gardens.
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ATLANTA - Georgia millionaire
0. Wayne Rollins, a farmer's son
who worked $10 a week in a cotton
null during the Depression and went
on to amass a financial empire, has
died at Emory University Hospital.
He was 79.
Rollins died at 12:30 p.m. Friday
after a successful pacemaker implantation that morning, said hospital spokeswoman Judy Smith. Officials did not immediately know a
William Sharp*
JESUP - William "Bill" Sharpe, M, cause of death, she said.
Funeral arrangements were indied Friday after a short illness.
The Walton County, Fla., native had complete.
lived in Wayne County most of his life
"He was not only one of Georand was a member of the First Street gia's most successful businessmen,
Christian Church. He was a retired engi- but he was also one of the most genneering auditor with the state Depart- erous persons I have ever known,"
ment of Transportation and had been a said Gov Zell Miller. "His death is a
salesman for the R.J. Thomas Business
great loss to our state."
Machine Co. of Waycross.
ftollins, who annually was listed
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Margaret
M. Sharpe of Jesup; a son, Randy Sharpe by Forbes magazine as one of the
of Waycross; two daughters, Mrs. Tam- nation's richest men, was a comie S. Graham of Jesup and Mrs. Tina founder of Rollins Inc., one of the
M. Lacy of Orlando, Fla.; six grandchil- world's largest service companies.
dren and several nieces and nephews.
Forbes ranked him as the third richFuneral: 2 p.m. today at Rinehart est Georgian and the 79th richest
and Sons Funeral Home, graveside ser- American, with a $930 million emvices, 4:30 p.m. in Guyton Cemetery.
Although his investments ranged
Jacob Graham
STATESBORO - Jacob Graham, 82, from radio and television stations to
died Wednesday at Bulloch Memorial oil service companies, carpet manuHospital after a long illness.
facturing, real estate, cattle and citThe Bulloch County native was a Bap- rus groves, Rollins' greatest success
came in providing three varied serSurviving are five sisters, Mrs. Addie vices to homeowners: insect exterHill of Statesboro, Mrs. Edith Moffett of mination, home security and lawn
Savannah, Mrs. Hattie B. Lundy of St.
Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. Christine Da- care.
A winner of the Horatio Alger
vis and Mrs. Clara Rich, both of Tampa,
Award, Rollins never attended colFla.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Monday at lege, but he provided scores of colPayton's Mortuary, burial in Miller lege scholarships to needy students.
Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
In 1987r when Rollins was named
Georgia's Philanthropist of the
Year, he said he had never thought
Mrs. Leah H. Stutz
'NORRISTOWN - Mrs. Leah Hope of himself in those terms until he
Stutz, 83, died Saturday at Emanuel
was informed about the award. DeCounty Hospital after a short illness
spite his rags-to-riches background,
The Milwaukee native lived in Morris- he also said he had never considered
town for one year and was a member of
himself a self-made man.
the Norristown Revival Center
"I don't think anybody is self
Surviving are her husband, Edward
L. Stutz of Norristown; two sons, Thomas made," he said. "I think everyone
L. Stutz of Norristown and William N. needs help."
Stutz of Freeman Spur, 111.; three daughA native of Tunnel Hill, Rollins
ters, Miss Mary L. Stutz of Chicago, Mrs. grew up on his family's farm and atWendy Mitchell of West Frankfort, 111., tended a one-room schoolhouse.
and Mrs. Ruth A. Esqeviel of Cicero, III ;
He took a job in 1931 in the wind13 grandchildren and five great-grand- ing room of Standard Coosa Thatchchildren.
Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Norris- er, a Chattanooga, Tenn., cotton mill
town Revival Center, burial in Mount where he worked up to 72 hours a
week at the Depression-era wage of
Zion Cemetery in Emanuel County.
$10. He kept working on the family
Sammons Funeral Home, Soperton.
farm in the mornings and evenings.
"It was a real easy decision," he
Mrs. Ruth L. Nettles
ROSEMOND - Mrs. Ruth Lewis Net- said in a 1984 magazine interview
tles, 76, died Saturday at St. Joseph's "It was the only job offered."
Hospital in Savannah after a short illIn 1948, Rollins formed a partnerness.
ship with his brother, John, marking
The Bryan County native was a long- the birth of Rollins Inc. Wayne
time resident of Savannah and a former bought a radio station and John sold
member of Calvary Baptist Temple. She
was a member of Mount Olive Christian cars.
In 1964, Rollins caught the attenChurch of Rosemond.
0. Wayne Rollins,
Ga. Millionaire
Izar "Happy" Baptist, 87, died Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital after a long
The Savannah native was a member
of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church.
He was a retired longshoreman and a
member of OLA Local 1414.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Adelaide Motley of Savannah; a son, Carl
Mobley of Saratoga, N.C.; and seven
grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Williams and Williams Funeral
The Associated Press
Twins Born To Grandmother
Acting as Surrogate Mother
The Associated Press
ABERDEEN, S.D. - Twins were
bom Saturday to Arlette Schweitzer,
the first American woman to bear
her own grandchildren as a surroMrs. Laura M. Ball
gate for her daughter.
- Mrs. Laura Mewborn Bell, 81, died
"They are really sweet," said
Saturday at home after long illness
The Moorehead City, N.C., native Dan Schweitzer, grandfather of
lived in Savannah for 48years and was a Chad Daniel and Chelsea Arlette. "I
member of the Lady's Moote Lodge. She can't describe it. They're just like
was retired from Auto Intensive Care af- two little miracles/'
ter 15 years.
Mrs. Schweitzer, 42, carried the
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Laura babies for her daughter, Christa
Organ of North Little Rock, Ark. ; three Uchytil, and son-in-law, Kevin. Mrs.
sons, Jim Mewborn of Titusville, Fla , Uchytil, 22, was born without a uterand Bill and Bob Mewborn, both of Sa- us, which made it impossible for her
vannah; a tfster. Mrs. Peart Cawtfaon of
Pooler; a brother, ROM Simpeoo of North to have children.
Eggs were taken from Mrs.
Carolina; and 14 grandchildren and two
Uchytil's ovaries, fertilized with her
Funeral: 2 p.m Monday at Foi and husband's sperm and implanted in
Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chap- Mrs. Schweitzer's womb.
el, burial to Forest Lawn Cemetery
The twins were born five weeks
Quality Workmanship-Prompt Service
Comedian Redd Foxx
Dies of Heart Attack
He was a frequent Vegas headliner before he started work on 'The
Royal Family." The show, which
LOS ANGELES - Redd Foxx, made its premiere this fall, had
who died after collapsing during a Foxx playing a retiree forced to take
rehearsal of his new sitcom, was in his grown daughter and her three
back in the spotlight after a 50-year children.
career of peaks and valleys from
Co-star Delia Reese^ who met
Harlem to vaudeville to Vegas to Foxx more than 30 years ago when
they were both performers in midThe 68-year-old Foxx suffered a western clubs, said in a recent interheart attack Friday on the set of view that Foxx was a master of
CBS* 'The Royal Family" at Para- playful bickering, called "capping."
mount Studios, said Prince Spencer,
Born John Elroy Sanford on Dec.
his manager.
9,1922, in St. Louis, Foxx began perHe died a short time later at forming as a child on a washtub
Queen of Angels Hollywood Presby- bass. He ran away from home at age
terian Medical Center surrounded 13 to join a street band, then began
by family and friends, including working as a comic in the 1940s.
Slappy White, his comedy partner in
He was a dishwasher and slept
his early years.
under newspapers in Harlem while
Foxx married his fourth wife in pursuing his career. At one point, he
July. Ka Ha Cho, who's in her 30s, spent 95 days in jail for theft of food,
runs a store that features Foxx although the charges were dropped.
It was in Harlem that Foxx got
Foxx's role as irascible junk ped- the name "Red" because of his hair
dler Fred Sanford on the old NBC- color and light skin. He added anothTV situation comedy "Sanford and er "d" later.
Son" brought the bowlegged, raspy< He was called "Chicago Red" to
voiced comedian national fame.
Whenever his long-suffering son, differentiate him from his friend
tion of Wall Street with what is be"Detroit Red," the young Malcolm
lieved to be the first leveraged buy-__
out - ar$62.4 million acquisition of threatened to leave, Sanford would "X", wfio~wfotefifThls autiSbiogfaph'y
feign a heart attack and call out to that Foxx "was the funniest dishQckin Exterminating Co.
Over the years, Rollins amassed his late wife, Elizabeth, that he was washer on Earth."
Foxx went on to play the famed
an estimated 55,000 acres in Geor- coming to join her.
He was one of the first "blue" Apollo Theater in Harlem and other
gia, Florida and Delaware as well as
12,000 head of cattle. He earned a comics to make a breakthrough into black vaudeville venues on the
reputation as a tough negotiator who television. Over the years he toned "Chitlin' Circuit." He worked with
loved to buy land and hated to sell it. down the raunchy humor of his early Slappy White from 1951 to 1956.
"He was like my right hand,"
He was probably the largest non- nightclub act, in which he would
hold a lighted cigarette and offer said White, 70. "He's going to be
corporate landholder in Georgia.
missed a great deal because he was
Rollins is survived by his wife, leering sexual innuendos.
"Redd Foxx was blessed with the pretty creative. The comedy world
Grace Rollins; two sons, R, Randall
Rollins and Gary W. Rollins of At- ability to make people laugh and au- is going to miss him. He broke a lot
lanta; and a brother, John Rollins of diences everywhere loved him for or barriers.
it," said Brandon Tartikoff, chairDelaware,
He broke into television in the
man of Paramount Pictures Corp.
1960s, and later made movies like
James Porter Jr.
Although he made millions from "Cotton Comes to Harlem" and
James Porter Jr., 57, died Saturday
at Candler General Hospital after a long "Sanford and Son," which ran from "Harlem Nights."
1972 to 1977, Foxx encountered seriReese said Eddie Murphy got the
The Savannah native was a member ous financial troubles. He was an ex- idea for "The Royal Family" after
of the No. 2 usher board of Connors Tem- travagant spender who once owned listening to Foxx's quick barbs on
ple Baptist Church. He was employed at a fleet of fancy cars. He filed for the set of "Harlem Nights."
Stone Container Corp. as a truck driver.
Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in
Foxx's 50 albums - many of
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillian F. February 1983, citing mounting them risque, underground "party
Porter of Savannah; a son, James D. debts and tax problems.
records" - have sold 20 million
Porter of Muncie, Ind.; a brother, WilIn December 1989, the Internal copies.
liam Porter of Savannah; and two sisRevenue
Service, claiming Foxx
Bob Hope, who performed with
ters, Mrs. Frances Jackson of Savannah
owned $2.9 million in back taxes, Foxx in Vietnam in the late 1960s,
and Mrs. Lucy McRae of Aberdeen, Md.
penalties dnd interest, raided his called Foxx "a natural comedian,"
Sidney A. Jones Funeral Home.
Las Vegas home and stripped it of and said: "The world will miss cornbear "Happy" Baptist
many items.
ics like him, you know."
Manutacturar* Sine* 1907
FOXX DEAD; Redd Foxx, seen here in a scene from 'Sanford and
Son' died Saturday in Los Angeles of a heart attack.
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E. Victory Drive Sh.
early but were healthy with mature
lungs, said obstetrician Dr. Gregg
Carlson. They were delivered by
Caesarean section under a spinal anesthetic.
Mrs. Schweitzer was in satisfactory condition at St. Luke's Midland
Regional Medical Center.
"It was an honor really," Carlson
said. "When the first baby was born
it was very unique. I can't describe
it. I really can't. All the family and
all the support people were cheering."
Mrs. Schweitzer was awake and
Mrs. Uchytil was at her side, tears
dripping down her cheeks as she
watched her children arrive, the
grandfather said.
Uchytil drove nearly 400 miles
from his job in Rapid City and
missed the births.
Chad was born first by one minute, at 1:21 a.m., and weighed 6
pounds, 3 ounces He measured 20*
inches long. Chelsea Arlette weighed
4 pounds, 7 ounces and was IS inches
Carlson said the relationship between the surrogate and the donors
was unique, but the procedure was