6C - Savannah News-Press • Sunday, October 13, 1991 * * OBITUARIES 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. Kurtz •> 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. FUNERALS 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 Church. 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 Chapel 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 great-grandchildren. 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. CARD OF THANKS 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 TSGTToTTvTrsTWna^^ - 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 DEBORAH ANN SCOTT Mrs. Edith Louise Seville Jackson 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. I 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. Jones 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 MRS. EDNA HURST (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 EDNA YARBROUGH 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, Jeanette 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*. CEMETERIES & CRYPTS 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 MEMORIALS 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 Cemetery. Sidney A. Jones Funeral Home. Danny M. Williams NEVILS - Danny Morgan Williams, 16, died Saturday at home from a gunshot wound. 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. ^ fa Dial 232-5571 Tbs Associated Prsss 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. pire. 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 tist. 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. CARD OF THANKS MEMORIALS 0. Wayne Rollins, Ga. Millionaire Izar "Happy" Baptist, 87, died Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital after a long illness. 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 Home. 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 Bill MORRIS PLUMBING OGLETHORPE Quality Workmanship-Prompt Service PLANT A DISPLAY EAST BROAD AT WALDBURG ST. 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 Hollywood. 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. memorabilia. 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 illness. 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 MARBLE ft GRANITE CO. FOXX DEAD; Redd Foxx, seen here in a scene from 'Sanford and Son' died Saturday in Los Angeles of a heart attack. m in r> r w K.» 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 kmg. Carlson said the relationship between the surrogate and the donors was unique, but the procedure was not.
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