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									2C- Savannah News-Press • Saturday, September 15, 1990
                                                Mrs. Pearl T. Kelley
                                                    LYONS - Mrs Pearl Thompson Kel-
                                                ley. 71, died Thursday at Toombs Inter-
                                                mediate Care Nursing Home in Lyons af-
                                                ter a long illness
 Obituaries                                         The Wayne County native lived in
                                                Connecticut before moving to Toombs
                                                County 12 years ago She was formerly
                                                employed at a convalescent home and at-
James B. Padgett                                tended the Baptist Church
     BRUNSWICK - James Benjamin                     Surviving are a sister-in-law, Mrs.
Padgett, 81, died Thursday at Glynn-            Mae R D Thompson of Lyons; a brother-
Brunswick Memorial Hospital after a             in-law, Victor Guitard of Vidaiia; and
long illness.                                   other relatives
     The South Carolina native lived tn             Funeral: 3 p.m today at Cooper Fu-
Brunswick since 1930 and was associated         neral Home in Lyons, burial in Lyons
with the insurance and small loan busi-         City Cemetery.
ness. He was a member of First Baptist
Church of Brunswick and the men's Bible         Mrs. Laura G. Reynolds
class. He was also a member of Bruns-               BRADENTON, Fla. - Mrs. Laura G
wick Kiwanis Club, Elks Club Lodge 691,         Reynolds died Wednesday at Manatee
Brunswick Chapter 66, Royal Arch Ma             Memorial Hospital. •
sons, Ballard Council 16, Royal and Se-            The Soperton native lived in Braden-
lect Masters and St. Elmo Commandry             ton 37 years and was a member of Full
21 .Knights Templar 21                          Gospel Tabernacle Church in Bradenton.
     He was a member of Ocean Lodge                Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ber-
2M.-P&AM. past secretary of The Past            nice Watkms of Bradenton; three sisters,
Masters of Ocean Lodge and past patron          Mrs. Myrtice Martin and Mrs. Maggie
of Marshes of Glynn, Order of Eastern           Willis, both of Bradenton and Mrs. Evie
Star Chapter. He was a member of Alee           Logan of Soperton; a granddaughter and
Temple in Savannah, Oriental Order of           two great-granddaughters.
Shrine and Brunswick Shrine Club and a              Funeral. 10 a.m. Monday at Sam-
32nd Degree Mason of Scottish Rite Bod-         mons Funeral Home in Soperton. burial
ies in Savannah.                                in Westview Cemetery in Soperton.
     Surviving are his wife. Mrs. Helen
Padgett of Brunswick; a son, Ben Pad-           Curtis Miller
gett of Marietta; a daughter, Mrs. Cyn-             ROCKLEDGE — Curtis Miller, 57,
thia, Hanna of Norcross; three grandchil-       died Thursday at a Dublin hospital after
dren, two nieces and a nephew.                  a long illness.
     Funeral. 10 a.m. today at First Bap-           The Laurens County native was a U.S.
tisjt Church of Brunswick, burial in pal-       Army veteran of the Korean War and a
 metto Cemetery with masonic rites              retired farmer
 Dennis F. McCranie                                 Surviving is a brother, C J. Miller of                                                                                                                                          JEFFREY M. McSWEENEY/Staff
      Dennis F. McCranie, 69, died Friday       Rockledge.
 at St. Joseph's Hospital.
     The Cook County native was a dea-
                                                    Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Sammons
                                                Funeral Home in Soperton, burial in
                                                Thigpen Cemetery in Laurens County.
                                                                                                                         Antique Shop Equipment Arrives
 con, Sunday school teacher, choir mem-                                                                                                                                                                   100 years. Workers hope to have the ma-
 ber and a trustee at Aldersgate United                                                           Workers for the Coastal Heritage Society               plex. The machinery, such as the rotary
 Methodist Church. He was a diesel me-           Mrs. Marion D. Smith                             Friday move turn-of-the-century shop                   saw, above, was built by the Buffalo Forge       chinery operational at the complex within a
 chanic for 35 years and retired from               LUDOWICI - Mrs. Marion D. Smith,                                                                     Co. about 1894 and has been housed in            year. Moving the machinery are, from left,
                                                83, died Thursday in Austin, Texas after          equipment recently acquired for display at
 Tristate Tractor Co.
                                                a long illness.                                   the Central of Georgia Roundhouse Com-                 the city's Laurel Grove nursery for nearly       Jim Beck, John Roberson and Rick Leech.
      Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Elouise
 Shepard McCranie; two sons, John Timo-             She lived most of her life in Ludowici,
 thy and Dennis F. McCranie Jr., all of Sa-     was a Methodist, a retired school teach-
 vannah; three sisters, Mrs. Joyce Davis        er, and a member of the St. John's Chap-
 of Eden ton, Mrs. Jean May of Nashville
 and Mrs. Julia Arthur, two brothers, A.
 McCranie, both of Tifton, and Daniel A.
                                                ter of the D AC.
                                                    Surviving are one son, John D. Smith
                                                of Austin; one sister, Mrs. Jane Field of
                                                Sanford, Fla.; and three grandchildren.         Savannah                                  Lawyers: Dismiss Parkway Suit
 McCranie of Easley, S.C. ; a half brother.
 Richard Kinard of Tifton ; and four
 grandchildren.
     Funeral: 2 p.m. today at Aldersgate
                                                    Funeral 2 p.m. Monday in the Jones
                                                Creek Baptist Church, burial in church
                                                cemetery.                                       Shorts                                    Defendants Argue                                           in the first phase of construction, which will divert traf-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     fic onto Wheaton and Liberty streets. The suit contends
                                                                                                                                                                                                     the ramps were never included on the initial environ-
 United Methodist Church, burial in For-            Gordon-Harrison Funeral Home of                                                                                                                  mental impact statement required to receive federal
 est Lawn Memory Gardens.
      Massey Funeral Home.
                                                Jesup.
                                                 Mrs. Margaret B. Bouchea
                                                                                                   A seminar for prospective truck
                                                                                                drivers will be held from 2 p.m. to 4
                                                                                                                                          Case Is Not Ready                                          funds.
                                                                                                                                                                                                         The project, as now planned, will disrupt the Historic
                                                                                                                                                                                                     District, increase noise and have "visual, aesthetic,
 Levy Kultz
      HAZLEHURST - -Levy Kuitz, 82, died
 Tuesday at his residence after a short ill-
                                                      Mrs. Margaret Berry Bouchea, 64, of
                                                 2220 E. 37th St., died Friday at Candler
                                                 General Hospital after a long illness.
                                                                                                p.m. today at Savannah Tech. The
                                                                                                program is sponsored by Savannah
                                                                                                Tech's commercial driving pro-
                                                                                                                                          For Judicial Review                                        noise, access, safety and economic impacts on historic
                                                                                                                                                                                                     buildings and properties," the suit charges.
 ness.                                               The Savannah native was director of                                                                                                                  Plaintiffs in the suit, Historic Savannah Foundation
      The Dodge County native lived in Jeff      communications of the U.S. Corps of En-        gram, Coastal Transport Co. and           By JAN SKUTCH
                                                                                                Clay Hyder Trucking Lines.                                                                            Inc., Downtown Neighborhood Association and Preser-
 Davis County since 1927. He was a mem-          gineers and had recently received the                                                    Start Writer
                                                                                                                                                                                                     vation Alliance of Savannah Inc., contend the state and
 ber of the Tallahassee Missionary Baptist       Medal of Accommodation of the U.S.                            • • •                                                                                 federal transportation officials have not taken steps to
 Church, where he served on the Senior           Corps of Engineers. She was a communi-                                                      A suit seeking to halt planning and construction of
                                                                                                   The First District American Le-        the Truman Parkway is premature and should be dis-          minimize the adverse effects of the project on the histor-
  Deacon Board. He was a retired farmer          cant of Cathedral of St. John the Baptist,     gion, Department of Georgia and
  and custodian of the Jeff Davis Elemen-        past-president of the parish council of the                                              missed, lawyers for two federal officials named in the     ic downtown area.
 tarv School.                                    cathedral and a member of the Heart Re-        Auxiliary, will hold its first quarter-   suit contend.                                                   The three groups are independent but have united for
    ^Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Lee       newed Club of the cathedral.                   ly meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday at               An environmental study required before a final deci-     the suit.
  Kuitz of Hazlehurst; three sons, Ivory L.           Surviving are three sons, George J.       Springfield Post No. 209 Registra-        sion on the construction of Phase III of the parkway has
  Hu^tz^of Hazlehurst, Allan L. Kuitz of Ma-      Bouchea Jr. of Savannah, John Patrick         tion will begin at 10 a.m. followed by                                                                    The parkway, a limited-access highway using feder-
                                                                                                                                          not been completed and no construction of that phase       al, state and local funds, is designed to route traffic
  con/ Levy Kuitz, Jr., of Fort Lauderdale,       Bouchea of Joliet, 111. and the Rev. Law-     an 11 a.m. memorial service and           approved, according to lawyers for U.S. Transportation
  Fta. ; two daughters, Mrs. Othelia Wilcox       rence Bouchea, O.S.B., of Cullman, Ala.;      lunch at noon.                                                                                       from Abercorn Extension to northeast Savannah.
  of Lumber City, Ga., Mrs. Emmily Ev-            three brothers. Thomas C. and Joseph                                                     Department Secretary Samuel Skinner and Federal                Phase I of the parkway, now under construction, is to
  artsvdf'Port Lauderdale; three brothers,        Berry, both of Savannah, and James F.
                                                                                                                • ••                       Highway Administrator Thomas D. Larson.                   run from DeRenne Avenue to Henry and Anderson
  WttUe Kuitz and Theodore Kuitz, both of         Berry of Cullman; and three grandchil-          Elks BPOE No. 183 Aidmore Aux-        The federal defendants also argued in answers filed          streets.
  Atone, Mid)., the Rev. Izell Kuitz of Ha-       dren.                                      iliary will hold its annual rummage late Thursday the case is not ready for a judicial review
 ziehtirsjt; two sisters, Mrs. Linnie D.              Rosary service: 7 p.m. Sunday at Les-  sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p;m. today at because the administrative process has not been com-                     Phase II is to run from Henry Street to the parkway's
 Wright of Albion. Mrs. Malassie Stelle of        ter L. Hayman Funeral Home.                Elks Lodge No. 183 on Wilshire Boul- pleted.                                                            northern-most terminus, which has not been designed
 Sagioaw, Mich; 16 grandchildren and 12               Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday at Cathedral    evard.                                     Skinner, Larson and state Department of Transpor-            yet by the DOT.
 greatgrandchildren.                             of St. John the Baptist, burial in the Cath-                                       tation Commissioner Hal S. Rives were named defen-                    The DOT plans to construct slip ramps onto Wheaton
   „ j^uoeral : 2 p.m. today at the Tallahas-    olic Cemetery.                                              • • •
 see Missionary Baptist Church in Hazle-              Remembrances: Notre Dame Acade-             The Coastal Zone Education Cen- damts in a suit filed in U.S. District Court by a coalition        Street from the first phase of the parkway. The main
 hurst,? Burial in the Kuitz Memorial Gar-        my at Cathedral of St. John the Baptist.   ter will hold a beach and river sweep of downtown preservation groups.                                  part of the freeway is slated to stop at Henry and Ander-
 de t).                                               Lester Hayman FuneralHome.             from 9 a.m. to noon today. Also, a         Rives' answer also argued the DOT has not approved           son streets, but the ramps would extend north to Whea-
   ' 'Thornton's Funeral Home in Hazle-
                                                    Ernest W. Harris III                     marsh adventure and sweep will be Liberty Street as a terminus and made no final plans for               ton to diffuse traffic.
  hurst.                                                                                                                            construction there.
                                                        JESUP - Ernest W. "Trey" Harris .held from 10 a.m. to noon. For more            The suit seeks to halt planning and construction of
                                                                                                                                                                                                          Wheaton Street will be widened to three lanes from
 jtfnrviy R. Daniels                                111, 19, died Thursday in Daytona Beach, information, call Sharon Richard-                                                                       the Piggly Wiggly shopping center at the end of Liberty
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          JACKSONVILLE. Fla. - Jimmy R. Fla. as the result of an automobile acci-            son-McClain at (803) 837-4848.         the parkway until protection of the Historic District is         Street to Skidaway Road.
 Dtofois, 74, died Thursday at the St. Vin- dent.                                                                                    assured.
 ortft's -Medical Center here after a long              The lifelong Wayne County resident                                               It contends Rives and federal officials have ignored             City Manager Don Mendonsa, Stephanie Churchill,
                                                    w«$-a member of Screven Baptist Church        The Tybee Island 4 Marine Science federal laws and regulations in their plan to direct park-         director of the Historic Savannah Foundation, and nu-
           The Lyons native was a member of         and a student at Georgia Southern Uni- Center will present ' Wetlands of th* way traffic onto Liberty Street and through the National              merous downtown residents have opposed extension of
  the Church of God in Folkston.                    versity.                                 Southeastern United States" as pa*. Landmark Historic District.                                           the ramps to Wheaton, saying they would channel up to
           Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Willie R         Surviving are his parents, Mr. and  of its Evening Adventures program           The suit focuses on the inclusion of two "slip ramps"         20,000"vehicles per day onto Liberty Street.
  Daniels of Folkston; three sons, Leroy            Mrs. E.B. Harris Jr. of Jesup; two sis-
  Daniels of Augusta and Calvin and Steve           ters, Mrs. Pam Williams of Valdosta and   at 8 p.m. today at Tybee Island City
                                                                                              Hall auditorium. Biologist Charles
  Daniels, two daughters, Mrs. Lucille Mc-          Miss Kim Harris of Jesup; paternal
  Cullough, all of Folkston, and Mrs Vir- grandmother, Mrs. Ernest Harris Sr. of
   ginia Miller of Philadelphia, Miss. , two Jesup; maternal grandparents, Mr. and
                                                                                              Belin of tr j U.S. Army Corps of En-
                                                                                              gineers will present the program.
                                                                                                                                           Commissioners OK Funds                                                            State Closer
  brothers, Eddie B. Daniels of Vidaiia and                                                   For more information, call 356-2496
    Piano Daniels of Fitzgerald; 29 grand- land.
   children, and numerous great-grandchil-
                                                     Mrs. Frank Strumfa of St. Simon's Is-
                                                         Funeral. 11 a.m. today at Gordon-
                                                                                              or 786-5917.                                 For Area Referees, Umpires                                                        To Purchasing
   dren                                              Harrison Funeral Home in Jesup, burial                                                                                      $22,000, finance department officials
          . Funeral : 3p.m. Sunday at the Church in Liberty Cemetery in Jesup.
   of £od in Folkston, burial in Sardis Cem-
                                                                                                                                      By RICHARD FOGALEY
                                                                                                  The Coastal Group of the Sierra Stafl Writer                                   said. Zeigler said the take should be       Little Tybee
   etery.                                                                                     Club will sponsor its Sixth Annual                                                 much higher, based on his experi-
            Adkins-Shepard Morticians of Folks-                                               Photography Contest and Exhibition          Chatham County commissioners ence with past concessions.                           By BRAD SWOPE
                                                  Motorist Awarded                            today through Oct. 8 in celebration Friday agreed to spend $5,000 to re-
                                                                                              of Coastweeks 1990. Subject catego- sume furnishing officials for youth ers:
                                                                                                                                                                                     In other business, commission-          Staff Writer

                Alberta J. Rivers                                                             ries include "Coastscapes," "Wild- football and baseball games in the                  • Heard from Dee Hewitt, man-               State officials say they
        "" Mrs, Alberta Johnson "Sugar Babe"
     Rivers, 92, of 1111 W. 39th St., died Wed-
                                                  $115,000 in Suit                             life" and "Man and the Coast" in unincorporated areas of the county.              ager of Atlantic Cellular, that the         have begun renting Little Ty-
                                                          A Chatham Superior Court jury black and white and color photogra-               The practice was discontinued white strobe light atop its                          bee Island with plans to buy
     nesday at Memorial Medical Center after                                                                                                                                                                                 the oceanfront property from
   is long illness.                                  Friday awarded an Allenhurst man phy                                             this year because of budget cuts, Vernonburg area microwave tower
   « The Birmingham. Ala. , native lived in          $115,000 in damages for injuries suf-                                            recreation director Jim Golden told will be replaced at night with a                   Kerr-McOee Corp., but they
  Savannah six years and was a member of             fered in a 1987 car accident in Liber-                                           commissioners.                             steady red light. The new light fix-        declined further comment
  ^Bethlehem Baptist Church in Alabama.              ty County.                                   Savannah Police Department will         David Zeigler, representing the ture will arrive next week, Hewitt                 pending a planned announce-
   ,' Surviving are: nine grandchildren ,                 Six men and five women on the offer a gun safety class Sept. 22 at Islands Athletic Association, said his said, and should be installed by next                    ment in November.
   *Mrs. Alberta Thompson and Tyrone Riv- jury awarded James Kelly, 47, dam- the Travis Field National Guard pis- group serves 500 children, ages 6 to weekend. He agreed to return Sept,                                        The purchase appears tan-
   iere, both of Beaufort. S.C., Ms. Lois Riv-                                                                                                                                                                               talizingly close to official reso-
  ;ers, Gregg River, Reggie Rivers, Ms. Re-          ages against Savannah Doughnut tol range. The cost is $15 per person, 14, and gets minimal help from the 28 to update commissioners.
                                                     Co., doing business as Krispy and guns and ammunition will be county.                                                           • Thanked 15-year-old Stephanie         lution after months of negoti-
  'tgina Rivers and Mack Rivers, all of                                                                                                                                                                                      ations on a proposal that
    ; Montgomery. Ala . Stevie Rivers of San Creme, and John J. Mills.                        provided. To register, call SPD's           Without a county football league, Gore, a blind Savannahian who vol-
   -Diego, and Cedrick Rivers of Denver                  Senior Superior Court Judge George Walker at 235-3581.                       he said, the children in the unincor- unteers her time recording Braille               would protect Oklahoma prai-
   " Goodman and Jones Funeral Home of               George E. Oliver, who heard the                                                  porated areas have no place to play. reading matter for others who are                 rie as well as Little Tybee and
   •Wetumyska, Ala                                   case, dismissed a juror after he                                                 The teams can play with city teams, blind. Miss Gore recently received                 nearby marshland tracts that
             Sidney A. Jones in charge of local ar- failed to appear for court on Tues-            Savannah Swim Team is begin- but must furnish officials when President George Bush's "Thousand                            total about 8,000 acres.
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   rangements.                                       day. Lawyers for both sides agreed ning its 1990-91 short course swim home games are played, he said.                       Points of Light" award, presented                Kerr-McGee is donating
      Mr*. Marie G. Smith                            to proceed with only 11 jurors.          season. Swimmers interested in              Commissioners, Zeigler and by Vice President Dan Quayle dur-                       the Chatham County lands to
   t Mrs. Marie G Smith of 914 W, Victory                Kelly, driving toward Hinesville joining the team may call coach Golden argued over the matter for ing a visit here.                                                the Nature Conservancy, a na-
   •Drive died Wednesday at Candler Oner- on Georgia 1%, was sideswiped by Gregg Petcoff at 925-5283 or Pam more than an hour before the county                                       • Approved the purchase of four
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             tional conservation organiza-
   *il Hospital after a snort illness                Mills, driving a Krispy Creme truck Tavormina at 925-4334 for more in- agreed to pay $5,000 for officials for                                                            tion, on condition that the con-
             The Savannah native was a member on May 19,1987. He suffered back in- formation.                                         one year. The figure was based on new wheelchair ramp-equipped bus-                    servancy sell the land - re-
   ;«f Friendship Baptist Church                     juries and accrued medical bills to-                                             Golden's estimate that football offi- es for Chatham Area Transit.                      portedly appraised at $1.5 mil-
             Surviving are a daughter, Mrs Marie taling $23,860.                                                                      cials will cost $2,500 for a year.              • Denied a text amendment that          lion - to the Georgia Depart-
    ,' Smith of Savannah: a granddaughter.                                                         City-Span, a 30-minute informa-
                                                          Kelly's lawyer. Rene D. Kemp of tional show on cable channel 7 and              After the meeting, Zeigler said he would have deleted garage require-               ment of Natural Resources.
     .Mrs Gloria Baul of Savannah, several                                                                                            was not satisfied with the outcome, ments in small-lot subdivisions, and
   ', nieces, nephews and other relatives             Hinesville, sued for $630.000.          produced by the city of Savannah's                                                                                                  The conservancy is to use
             Funeral: 2 p.m Tuesday at Friend-            Defense lawyers argued the two Office of Public Information, will fo- noting the money will not cover offi- passed an ordinance requiring that                      the sale proceeds toward buy-
                                                                                                                                                                                  personal property taxes be paid be-
  ;Ship Baptist Church, burial in Laurel vehicles suffered only slight damage cus on tourism and the city's role in cials for all unincorporated area fore business licenses are issued.                                      ing and preserving some
  ;. Grove Cemetery                                  and said Kelly's injuries were exag- attracting more tourists on broad- teams. The association pays about                                                                50,000 acres of the nation's last
   '. Sidney A. Jones Funeral Home                    gerated.                                                                        $160 a day for officials during each            • Approved contracts with the
                                                                                              casts beginning at 8 p.m. Monday. home game.                                        Georgia Department of Transporta-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              tall grass prairie.
                                                                                              For more information, call the pub-         He asked commissioners to allow tion for work on Jean Vermillion                        "DNR is currently renting
                                                                                              lic information office at 23M095        his organization to run its own con- Street, Bob White Drive, Woodpeck-                the property" with plans to
                                                                                                              • ••                    cessions, but was denied that option        er Drive, Whippoorwill Road, Bar-          buy, said Kaki Thurber, a de-
                                                                                                   Tompkins High School Class of Concessions are run by a private bour Drive and Hendry Street.                              partment spokeswoman. She
              No More Painting!                                                                1M4 will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday at firm that splits revenues with the                   • Authorized four citizens forums      said Friday she did not know
            Vinyl 0141110, soffit tod                                                         609 Wild Turkey Road. For more in- county Chatham County's annual in October to get input from social                           the rental or purchase figures
                                                                                               formation, call 236-7857               take from the concessions is about service agencies for grants-in-aid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              or other details of the deal.
           NO SALESMEN! Deal direct                          SHRIMP                                                                                                               projects. The hearings, beginning at            DNR, whose board in May
           wfth installer Atoo storm win-                                                                                             y
                                                                                                                                          1 HECf NSWGUSS POOIS V 7 p.m. each day. will be held Oct 8                          endorsed the islands purchase,
           dows, doors and art siding re-                                                             JOHN MOCK                            25 yr Warranty - As Low as *3«M6
                                                                                                                                       Aa Advartiaad »n Popular Soanca-Mecnarocs
                                                                                                                                                                                  at the mall branch of the public li-
                                                                                                                                                                                 brary; Oct. 10 at First African Bap-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              postponed a purchase an-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              nouncement that had been
                                                                                                    Mi GHANlCAl f.'iNrtU' ''. -
            FREE EST., 2S YEARS EXP.                                                                                                         and Batter Homes and Gardens         tist Church; Oct. 16 at Savannah            scheduled for Aug. 22 after
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                                                                                                       PH. 234-2636                        FRAN POOLS ft SPAS                     State College's School of Business          last-minute hitches apparently
                                                                                                                                                       N7-2162                    auditorium; and Oct. 18 at Groves          developed in the negotiations
                Ed Hyatt 927-2542                                                                                                                                                 High School.

								
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