Marjorie Fowler
Marjorie Fowler, 77, of McRae died Monday, June 12, 2017 in McRae.
Marjorie is preceded in death by her husband, Ray Caroll Fowler and her parents, Whit and Rosa Lee Case Morgan. She was born in North Carolina but had lived in Telfair County for many years.
The family greeted friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 13 and 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 14 at Lowe’s Funeral Home in Helena.
The family greeted friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, June 19at Johnson Funeral Home, Travelers Rest, S.C.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 20 at Mountain Page Baptist Church Cemetery, Saluda, N.C.
She is survived by four children, Sherry (Steve) Kiltz of McRae, Darlene Crane of Pickens, S.C., Richard Flower and Johnny Fowler, both of Scotland, Ga.; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lois Hyder of Greenville, S.C. and Mary Lee Mills of Marietta, S.C.
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Lowe’s Funeral Home of Helena was in charge of arrangements.

Stephen Harry Mitchell
Mr. Stephen H. Mitchell, 56, of Lumber City passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at Meadows Regional Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born May 7, 1961 in McRae. Mr. Mitchell was a member, deacon, and Sunday school teacher at Sardis Baptist Church, graduate of Abraham Baldwin College, member of Southern Pullers Association, former board member, for 22 years, of the Wheeler County Board of Education where he served as chairman. He also served on the Wheeler County Farm Bureau board and was a lifelong farmer.
Mr. Mitchell is survived by his wife, Tammy Mitchell; two daughters, Courtney (Andy) Miller and Katie (Andrew) Hackler; mother and father, Annie and Harry Mitchell; two brothers, Robbie (Brenda) Mitchell and Mike (Pam) Mitchell; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Thursday, June 15 at Towns Funeral Home from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 16 at Sardis Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Bennett officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Donations may be made to Sardis Baptist Church in his memory.
Towns Funeral Home of Alamo was in charge of arrangements.

Prather H. Pitts
Prather H. Pitts, 95, of Helena died Friday, June 16, 2017 at his residence.
Mr. Pitts was married to Mattie McSwain Pitts and was the son of the late Sidney and Bessie Mae Weeks Pitts.
He was an Army Veteran of World War II. During his honorable service, he was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart. Mr. Pitts was a mechanic before retiring.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 18 in the chapel of Lowe’s Funeral Home. The family greeted friends one hour prior to the services in the chapel. Interment followed the services in the Helena City Cemetery.
Mr. Jonathan Seay officiated.
C.J. Simmons, Jake Spires, Blake Dover, Ashley McLaughlin, Chris McLaughlin and Mac Coleman served as pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife, Mattie Pitts of Helena; two children, Sylvia (Jerry) Powell of Glenwood and Ronnie (Debra) Pitts of Brunswick; three grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Faye Coody of Toby Hanna, Pa. and Laverne Davis of Gladstone, Va.; two half-brothers, Ted McLaughlin of Helena and Mike McLaughlin of Dublin; and several nieces and nephews.
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Lowe’s Funeral Home of Helena was in charge of arrangements.

Richard Stewart Stone
Mr. Richard Stewart Stone, age 71, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, June 17, 2017 at Community Hospice in Vidalia surrounded by his family. He was a native of Telfair County and husband to Doris Watson Stone. Richard served honorably in the United States Marine Corps for four years during which time he fought in the Vietnam War. While in the Marine Corps he received the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal, and a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in combat.
After being honorably discharged Richard began working at Amoco Corporation as Plant Manager. After retiring from Amoco Corporation, Richard focused on serving the Veterans of Jeff Davis County. Richard was the catalyst in the formation of the Jeff Davis County Veterans Association and agreed to serve as president for eight years. During his term as president, Richard was instrumental in the idea, planning and construction of the Jeff Davis County Veterans Memorial located in front of the County Court House. He stepped down from his president position when his illness became too much. Richard was an honorable man that was a servant to his God, his family, his country and his fellow Veterans, he will truly be missed. Richard graduated from Mercer University and retired from Amoco Corporation.
Survivors include his wife, Doris W. Stone; sons, Richard Stuart Stone Jr. (Julie), and Michael Lamar Stone (Tracey); one daughter, Tonya Stone Kersey all of Hazlehurst; Grandchildren, Allee Elise and Garrett Stewart Kersey, Kaitlyn Elizabeth Stone, Richard Logan, Gunner Nolan Jackson and Carly LeeAnna Powell; brothers, Charles Stone of McRae; Akridge Stone of Sumpter, SC; sisters, Eunice Clements, of Hazlehurst, Ramal Short of McRae and Sue Hulett of Broxton and a “closer than a brother” friend, Phil Merritt.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Lamar and Ossie Stone and brother, Douglas Stone.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Southside Baptist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Carter and the Rev. David Miller officiating.
Interment followed in Oak Grove Baptist Church Cemetery with Jeff Davis County Veterans Association conducting Military Honors.
Honorary pallbearers were Jeff Davis County Veterans, Dr. Steven Tiley and Staff of Vidalia and staff of Community Hospice of Vidalia.
Active pallbearers were Phil Merritt, John Dawson, Duke Campbell, Jack Godfrey, Bo Stone, John Roche and Tommy Campbell.
Musical selections were rendered by Hal Cox.
Wainright-Parlor of Hazlehurst was in charge of arrangements.