Bill Vickery (12-4-09) services 12-6-09


Bill Vickery

William Edward "Bill" Vickery, 79, of Savannah, died Friday, Dec. 4.

He was born in Hardin County, the son of the late Clarence Jefferson and Ethel White Vickery.

Mr. Vickery had worked for Turner Engineering Company where he did surveying. He was an Army Veteran and had been stationed in Missouri and Florida.

Services were held on Sunday, Dec. 6, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Duwayne Pounds officiating. Burial was in the Lutts Cemetery at Lutts, Tenn.

He is survived by two brothers, Clarence Vickery Jr. and Jimmy D. Vickery, both of Savannah; a sister, Laura M. Franks of Lutts, Tenn.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Richard Lewis Vickery; and a sister, Emma Lois Stricklin.

Jaybird Stricklin (12-3-09) services 12-5-09


Jaybird Stricklin

J.C. "Jaybird" Stricklin, 73, of Savannah, died Thursday, Dec. 3, in Savannah.

He was born in Hardin County, the son of the late Simon and Lina Wilkerson Stricklin.

Mr. Stricklin was a self-employed timber cutter.

Services were held on Saturday, Dec. 5, at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah with Daniel Hicks officiating. Burial was in the Wilkerson Cemetery at Hardin County.

He is survived by his children, James Stricklin of Savannah, Lisa A. Cummings of Savannah and Teresa Nance of Florence, Ala.; five grandchildren, one great-grandchild; three brothers, Floyd "Pod", Odell and Reece Stricklin, all of Savannah; one sister, Martha "Mary" Stanford of Sardis, Tenn.

He was also preceded in death by one son who died at birth; and one sister, Margaret Stanfill.

Steve Prather (11-27-09) services 12-4-09


Steve Prather

Steve Prather, 52, of Selmer, died Friday, Nov. 27, in Selmer.

He was born in Hardin County, the son of Tommy Neal Prather and Nancy E. Wagoner Morris. He was united in marriage to Teresa Jones, who survives.

Mr. Prather was a foreman for LTD Steel Company in Biloxi, Miss. He was a member of the Clear Creek Baptist Church in Adamsville.

Services were held Friday, Dec. 4, at Clear Creek Baptist Church with Chuck Castles officiating. Burial was in Clear Creek Cemetery.

In addition to his wife, Teresa Prather of Selmer, he is survived by a son, Corey Prather of Adamsville; his mother, Nancy Morris and husband Tommy of Adamsville; father, Tommy Prather and wife June of Selmer; two brothers, Lynn of Alasui, Ecuador and Ryan Prather of Tuscaloosa, Ala.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Brandon Prather; maternal grandparents, Enlow and Dorothy Wagoner; paternal grandparents, Billy Clyde and Willie Jewell Evans Prather.

Joseph Mace (12-6-09) services 12-10-09


Joseph Mace

Joseph L. Mace, 81, of Savannah, formerly of Columbus, Ohio, died Dec. 6, in Savannah.

He was united in marriage to Mary Mace, who preceded him in death.

Mr. Mace was a U.S. Navy Veteran, WWII. He was a member of Walnut Hill United Methodist Church; Lockbourne Lodge 232 F&AM; OSU Red Coats; Hamilton Meadows Civic Association; former vice president of Hamilton Township Local School Board of Education; former financial secretary for IAM&AW 1038.

Services will be held Thursday, Dec. 10, at 10 a.m., at Graumlich Funeral Home, Columbus, Ohio, with Rev. Jeff Smalley officiating. Graveside service will be 12:30 p.m., with burial to follow at New Marshfield Cemetery, Athens, Ohio.

To sign and view online guest book please visit Masonic service 7:30 p.m.

He is survived by two sons, Timothy Mace of Columbus, Ohio and Jeffrey Mace of Michie; three grandchildren and one great-grandson.

Robert Hoffman (11-20-09)


Robert Hoffman

Robert William Hoffman, 89, of Savannah, died Friday, Nov. 20, at the Hardin County Nursing Home, Savannah.

He was born in Wichita Falls, Texas, the son of the late Luther Sidney and Willie Rossie Johnston Hoffman. He was united in marriage to Nancy Elizabeth Morgan, who preceded him in death and then he was united in marriage to Helen Lewis, who also preceded him in death.

Mr. Hoffman retired as a Colonel from the United States Air Force. He was a bomber pilot and worked in the space program. He was a building contractor licensed to build homes in Cocoa Beach, Fla.

No services were held.

He is survived by two daughters, Jodi Hoffman and Barbara Peets, both of Savannah; two sons, Robert William Hoffman II of Newbury Park, Calif.and William Michael Hoffman of Indialantic, Fla.; six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was also preceded in death by one son, James Hoffman; one grandchild; and two sisters, Joan Davis and Polly Cox.

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