Thomas "Tom" Lowry Edwards

Tom Edwards

Thomas (Tom) Lowry Edwards, 77, passed away Saturday, February 4, 2023 at Memorial Health in Savannah.  Tom was born June 19, 1945 in Atlanta, GA to the late Sewell Pharr Edwards and Dorothy Edwards Morphy.  He lived most of his life in Atlanta before moving to Savannah one year ago to be near his daughter.  He worked for Eaton Corporation for over 28 years, retiring from Bold Systems.   Tom loved baseball, woodworking and fishing in his early years, and watching old westerns on TV in his later years. 

 He is survived by his wife, Kathy Edwards of Savannah, GA, son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Donna Edwards of Suwanee, GA, daughter, Kim Edwards of Savannah, GA, granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Nessmith and her husband, Steven Nessmith of Statesboro, GA, granddaughter, Brittany Renee Edwards of Suwanee, GA, and great-granddaughter, Addilyn Edwards.  He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Pharr (Ed) and Lynn Edwards of Annapolis, MD, his niece, Claudia (and husband Don) Sitarshi of Fox River Grove, IL, and nephew, Matthew Edwards of Annapolis, MD.

A Celebration of Live will be planned at a later date.

Remembrances may be made in his memory to Angel Flight Soars (

Frances "Fran" McNair


Frances "Fran" Marie McNair passed away on February 12, 2023 in her home i John's Creek, GA.

Fran was born in Montrose, CO to Leo and Anna English on July 14, 1936. She was involved with AT&T Telecom Pioneers, a Local AJS JAG Club, and the Shawl Ministry at Johns Creek UMC.

Fran is survived by daughters, Sherri Lombardi and Deborah Rickett; siblings, Lee English, Violet Dowdy, Betty Gonzales, Ruby Wells, Margie Purvis, and Robert English; grandchildren, Rick Mathis, Teresa Rickett, Evan Lombardi; as well as great-grandchildren, Nikole Mathis, Modesty Mathis, and Abigail Mathis.


Wayne Cease

Wayne Cease

Wayne Michael Cease, 57, of Atlanta, Georgia passed away suddenly on Friday, May 13th. After graduating from Auburn University with a major in Management Information Systems, Wayne went on to receive his MBA from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He achieved success in the IT and development fields, culminating in a 17-year tenure at Truist, where he was a VP of API Operations.

Wayne and Helen Cease were marries on November 4, 1995 and had two daughters together, Darby and Emily. Wayne was also a loving stepfather to Helen's daughter, Kelly. He was a doting father who never failed to be there for every academic milestone and sporting event.

Wayne was an avid runner, cyclist and loved training and competing in events with his daughters. Wayne loved working with his hands; he designed and managed construction of the home Wayne and Helen raised the girls in. The house was filled with furniture he had built in his wood shop. In his spare time, he loved volunteering for Angel Flight Soars and flying his family across the country for vacations. He loved traveling, adventure, baking for his loved ones and a great Kentucky bourbon.

In addition to his wife, Helen, and his three daughters, Darby, Emily, and Kelly (Donovan) Preston and son-in-law Alex Preston, Wayne is survived by his parents, Joyce and T.W. Cease, and by his sister and brother-in-law, Diane (Cease) Harper and Jeffrey Harper. Wayne is also survived by nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles from New York to Wisconsin to Alabama to Georgia.

His last act of service was organ donation.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Timothy Coomer


Timothy Lee Coomer, age 58, of Brentwood , TN, passed away May 4, 2022 after a long valiant fight against synovial sarcoma. He was born in Nashville, TN to Donald and Sue Coomer.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Marson and Evie Coomer and Fred and Ione Rowland, and his mother-in-law, Deloris Spencer, with whom he had an exceptionally close bond.

He is survived by his wife, Sandy Coomer, and four children, Shawn, Ryan (daughter-in-law Jessica,) Seth, and Nicholas; his parents, Don and Sue Coomer; his brother, Ken Coomer (sister-in-law Sarah and nephew Sky), his brother, Max Coomer (sister-in-law Meredith and nephews Mitt and Benjamin), and his sister, Katrina Coomer. Numerous other family members will cherish his memory: David Spencer, Laura and Hanes Sparkman, Jessica and Alessio Pasini, Jennifer and David Peterson (baby Wyatt), Kelly and Kenny Posey, Kendall and Elisha McFarlin, and Kamaron Posey.  

Tim was a native Nashvillian, born on June 10, 1963. He was a devoted husband who cherished his wife of almost 37 years. He was a father beyond compare to his four children, always offering advice, love, and a listening ear. He was a caring son, brother, and uncle and strived to be a light to everyone he encountered. A brilliant and talented entrepreneur and businessman, Tim cared deeply for his work family at SIGMA Actuarial Consulting Group. He strongly valued education and achieved his MBA from Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University and his PhD in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University. He was the author of the book, Discipline Strategy, which encapsulated his approach to life. A skilled private pilot, critical thinker, lifelong learner, and visual artist, his absence will leave a void in the lives of many. He will be forever missed.

For Tim, the meaning of life was defined by relationships and experiences. He lived his life accordingly, with generosity, integrity, kindness, and love. He believed in a loving God, and set his faith and future on the tenets of Christianity.

Don Hershall Hal


Don graduated from Auburn University with HONORS in Electrical Engineering, with emphasis in computers.  He worked at several high tech companies and was last employed as an Executive for IBM.  He had a great sense of humor and was loved and respected by his friends, co-workers and superiors.  He became interested in flying and built his own airplane.  He was a highly proficient pilot with over 500 hours logged in his airplane, but was killed in a crash due to engine failure in 2012.  We are proud to say that he was a fine example of a son of Hershall and Barbara Hall, brother to Julie Hall Marco, Husband to Gennett Hall, and especially, a devoted father to his two daughters, Abigail and Allison.