Barbara Burks (5-29-17) service 6-1-17

Barbara Nell Burks, 81, of Savannah, died on Monday, May 29. 
She was born in Hardin County, the daughter of the late Claude and Callie Hubbard. She was united in marriage to Bobby Wayne Burks, who preceded her in death.
Mrs. Burks retired from Hardin Medical Center after 43 years where she worked in central supply and surgery room.  She was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church.
She is survived by her son, Rickey Austin of Savannah; one grandchild; three great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Otis and Harold Hubbard.
A graveside service was held on Thursday, June 1, at  Memory Gardens in Savannah.

Ruth Trivett (5-30-17) service 6-2-17

Ruth Elaine Trivett, of Savannah, departed this life on Tuesday, May 30, at the age of 72 years, 10 months and 15 days. 
She was born in Tyronza, Arkansas, on July 15, 1944, the daughter of the late Herman D. and Patricia Irene Franklin Barrier. On March 27, 1965, she was united in marriage to Houston Barry Trivett, who preceded her in death on March 30, 2017.
Ruth had lived in Mishawaka, Indiana and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She loved gardening, sewing and cooking, especially beans and cornbread. She enjoyed going to Tunica, loved Notre Dame football, and watching The Walking Dead. She loved her family, especially her children and was adored by her grandchildren. Ruth was the matriarch of her family.
She is survived by her children, Greg Young and his wife Becky of Osceola, Indiana, Michelle Wagner and her husband Mark of Mishawaka, Indiana, Deanna Trivett and her fiancé Devon of Plymouth, Indiana, Bridgette Jackson and her husband Mark, and Kerstie Moore and her husband Jesse, all of Savannah; her grandchildren, Autumn Stribling, Elise Szalay, Erica Davis, Patrick Wagner, Houston Jackson, Alexis Jackson and Nicole Sante; her great-grandchildren, Gracie Szalay, Ashton Davis, Emma Sante and Brandon Sante; her sisters, Ruby Young of Savannah, Lula Belle Corley of New Carlisle, Indiana, and Diane Austin of Savannah; and her brothers, Joe Barrier of Southbend, Indiana, Sonny Barrier of Savannah, Roy Barrier of Mishawaka, Indiana, Ronnie Barrier of Savannah, Junior Barrier of Mishawaka, Indiana, and David Cossey of South Carolina.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeannie Trivett; and grandsons, Adam Vickery and Andrew Vickery.
Services were held on Thursday, June 2, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah with Jimmy McGee officiating. Burial followed in Hollands Creek Cemetery at Savannah.

William “Dink” Plunk (5-28-17) service 5-31-17

Rev. William “Dink” Plunk was born Jan. 31, 1936, in Hardin, Tennessee, the son of the late William Aubrey and Ruby Greene Plunk.
He was united in marriage to Doris Faye Parrot on Aug. 17, 1957.
Rev. William “Dink” Plunk worked as a millwright in commercial construction traveling to Florida, Texas, Illinois, Kentucky, South Carolina, California, Alabama and Tennessee. He was a United Pentecostal ordained pastor for more than 43 years having pastored at Counce UPC, Lawrenceburg UPC and Beauty Hill UPC. He was a member of New Life United Pentecostal Church in Savannah and Local Millwright Union of Corinth, Mississippi.
He was affectionately called by his family and friends “Dink,” a nickname penned to him at a young age. He enjoyed fishing, traveling to the mountains and especially to Florida. He was a devoted Christian, husband, father and brother.
Rev. William “Dink” Plunk departed this life on Sunday, May 28, in Counce, at the age of 81 years, 3 months, 28 days.
He is survived by his wife, Doris F. Plunk of Savannah; a daughter, Myra Ann Plunk of Counce; a son, Jeff Plunk of St. Louis, Missouri; three brothers, Bill Plunk and wife Mollie of Adamsville, Jerry Plunk and wife Bettye of Stantonville,  Mike Plunk and wife Mary Gwin of Savannah; two sisters, Linda Rinks of Spring City, Tennessee, Sandra Curlin and husband Larry of Jackson, Tennessee; sister-in-law, Jodie Plunk of Savannah; and a host of extended family and friends.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Plunk was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Lee Lawson; a brother, Joe Don Plunk; and brother-in-law, W.H. Rinks.
Services were held on Wednesday, May 31, at 1 p.m., at New Life United Pentecostal Church in Savannah with Rev. Ron Brown and Rev. Larry Adair officiating. Burial followed in Crump Cemetery.
Shackelford Funeral Directors of Selmer were in charge of arrangements.

Margaret Northcutt (5-27-17) service 5-31-17

Margaret Northcutt, of Savannah, was born on Jan. 30, 1923, the daughter of the late Tony and Daisy Mae Meadows Blackwelder. On Dec. 19, 1941, she married Arthur Frank Northcutt.
Margaret departed this life on Saturday, May 27, at the age of 94 years, 3 months and 27 days.
Margaret attended New Harmony Baptist Church and was a member of the Cerro Gordo PTA. She worked for the Hardin County Board of Education for several years and Brown Shoe Company for four years, before becoming a housewife. She loved cooking, quilting, and taking care of family. Margaret was an excellent mother and grandmother.
Along with her husband, Margaret is survived by her son, Arthur Wallace “Butch” Northcutt and wife Ruthie; brothers, James Parker Blackwelder, J.E. Blackwelder and Dan Warren; and a granddaughter, Christie Leigh Northcutt Pettit.
Along with her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by her brothers, Von T. Blackwelder, Burt Smith Blackwelder, Burnice George Blackwelder, Hugh Blackwelder and Albert Dudley Blackwelder; sisters, Georgia Emogene Blackwelder Polk, Sarah Lorene Blackwelder Evans; and grandparents, George Wilson Blackwelder, Smith Meadows and Angie Northcutt Blackwelder.
Services were held on Wednesday, May 31, at 1 p.m., at Shackelford Funeral Directors of Savannah with Jason Estes and Tony Polk officiating. Burial followed in New Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery at Savannah.

Jewel Franks (5-31-17) service 6-2-17

Jewel Franks, of Savannah, was born on May 21, 1925, the daughter of the late Warren Frank and Lula Bell Stricklin Wilkerson. She was united in marriage to John Coy Franks, who preceded her in death on Feb. 9, 2007.
Jewel departed this life on Wednesday, May 31, at the age of 92 years and 10 days.
Jewel worked as a seamstress at Garan’s before she retired. She was of Pentecostal belief, and lived in Hardin County most of her life. Jewel enjoyed sewing and gardening, and watching her great-grand dog, Oscar. She loved dogs and hummingbirds.
Jewel is survived by her daughter, Linda Jerrolds of Savannah; a son, Donny Franks of Savannah; grandchildren, Jennifer Davis of Savannah, Terry Franks of Birmingham, Alabama, and Jerry Franks of Birmingham, Alabama; great-grandchildren, Jimmi Lynn Davis, Jordan Davis Bills, Lainey Franks and Maddie Franks; and a great-great-grandchild on the way, Jenna Caroline Bills.
In addition to her husband and parents, Jewel was preceded in death by her son, Lonny Franks; and her sister, Beulah Franks.
Private graveside services were held on Thursday, June 2, at 3 p.m., at Neill Cemetery in Savannah with Chad Balentine and Charles Pevahouse officiating. Burial followed in Neill Cemetery at Savannah.

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