Juliet Neese (12-8-09) services 12-12-09


Juliet Neese

Funeral services for Juliet Neese, 61, were held 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, at Forest Heights United Methodist Church with Rev. John Middleton and Dr. Susan Sharpe officiating. Burial was in Savannah City Cemetery with a committal service at 2:30 p.m.

She died Tuesday, Dec. 8, at The Regional Medical Center at Memphis.

Juliet was born in Memphis, on Oct. 10, 1948, the daughter of John and Maxine Cromwell Williams. After growing up in Savannah, she has made Jackson her home for 40 years. During that time she has touched many lives. Juliet cherished her friends, loved her church, and lived for her children and grandchildren. She loved family above all else, including her beloved dog "Sophie." She also enjoyed caring for others, she loved decorating and celebrating for any and all occasions and she always had a book nearby. She was truly an amazing friend, daughter, mother and Nana, who will be deeply missed by many.

She is survived by two daughters of Jackson, Tenn., Michelle Lester and husband Charles and Tracy Dillon and husband Kevin, her mother Maxine Williams, of Savannah, one brother Jim Williams of Nashville, six grandchildren, Emily Lester, Josh Lester, Graydon Dillon, Grant Dillon, Garrett Dillon, Gage Dillon and her very special friend Frank Bratcher.

Juliet was preceded in death by her father John Williams, two brothers, David Williams and Johnny Williams.

Those serving as pallbearers were Larry Hill, Matt Hill, Terry Williams, Dwayne Williams, Randy Williams, and Dave Bratcher.

Bill Jibeault (12-10-09) services 12-12-09


Bill Jibeault

Bill Jibeault, of Savannah, was born in Glenn Campbell, Penn. on June 18, 1931, son of the late James and Eva Shields Jibeault.

He is a retired civilian computer operator for the Department of the Army. He was an Air Force Veteran.

On Dec. 28, 1993, he married the former Doris Martin Jackson, who preceded him in death April 16, 2009.

Mr. Jibeault was a member of the Pickwick United Methodist Church and the Bruton Branch Volunteer Fire Department. He loved hunting, fishing, bird watching, and gardening.

He departed this life on Thursday, Dec. 10, at the age of 78 years, 5 months and 22 days.

He leaves a son, David William Jibeault and wife Caren of Glendale, Ariz.; one daughter, Suzanne Leigh Kruggel and husband Donald of Peoria, Ariz.; one step-daughter, Suzanne Thomas and husband Jim of Savannah; one step-son, Jack Jackson and his wife Debbie of Nashville; five grandchildren, Patricia, David Alan, Christinia, Ashley, and Michael; four step-grandchildren; two nieces, Diane and Carol; one cousin, Janet.

In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Jibeault was preceded in death by two half sisters.

A graveside service will be held on Dec. 12, at 11 a.m., at the Savannah Cemetery in Savannah, with Keith Wright officiating.

Memorial donations can be made to American Diabetes Association.

James Hopper (12-12-09) services 12-15-09


James Hopper

James T. Hopper, of Saltillo, was born on Jan. 2, 1942, in Hardin County, the son of the late Arlie and Eula Powell Hopper.

On Dec. 20, 1964, Mr. Hopper was united in marriage to the former, E. Faye Rainey, who preceded her husband in death on Oct. 22, 2005.

Mr. Hopper was a retired production worker with the Henry I. Siegal Company in Saltillo. A devoted public servant, he had been previously elected to the Hardin County Commission and the City of Saltillo board of Alderman. Mr. Hopper was also a City of Saltillo volunteer firefighter.

Mr. Hopper departed this life on Dec. 12, in Savannah, at the age of 67 years, 11 months, and 10 days.

Other than his parents and wife, Mr. Hopper was also preceded in death by one stepson, Jerry Russell.

Mr. Hopper is survived by one grandson, Michael Russell of Jackson, Tenn. and two great-grandsons, Preston and Carlisle Russell both of Jackson.

Services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m., at First United Methodist Church of Saltillo in Saltillo, with Eugene Davis, Roy Wyatt officiating. Burial was in the Lebanon Cemetery at Saltillo.

Deborah Spicer (12-5-09) services 12-8-09


Deborah Spicer

Deborah Kay Hayes Spicer, 46, of Adamsville, died Saturday, Dec. 5, in Adamsville.

Services were held Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Reeds Chapel.

She is survived by her husband, Roger Holden; a daughter, Lindsey Spicer of Savannah; her parents, Floyd and Shirley Hayes of Morris Chapel; and two sisters, Kimberly Finley of Crump and Beverly Hayes of Saltillo.

Naomi Oppenhiemer (12-10-09)


Naomi Oppenhiemer

Naomi Luretta Beam Duplessie Wolfe Oppenhiemer succumbed to lung cancer on Thursday, Dec. 10, at the age of 74, in Virginia Beach, Va.

Born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of J. Beam, she moved to Savannah when Joseph Duplessie, stepfather, and family were transferred to Savannah’s Brown Shoe Company in 1950.

Naomi was married to the late State Rep. Herman L. Wolfe Sr. She left Savannah in 1973, moving to Virginia Beach, Va. She later married William oppenhiemer, who survives.

Honorariums can be made to ASPCA or the Lung Cancer Association.

Mrs. Oppenhiemer is survived by her husband, William B. Oppenhiemer of Virginia Beach, Va.; two sons, Herman L. Wolfe Jr. and Donald Wayne Wolfe, both of Memphis; sister, Gloria Pellicot of Baltimore, Md.; brother, Larry Duplessie of Skowhegan, Maine; four grandchildren, one step-grandson.

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