30th Annual Tree of Light Ceremony

Presented by Servpro Savannah

You are warmly invited to Hospice Savannah’s 30th annual Tree of Light memorial ceremony,

honoring the memory of your loved ones during the holiday season.

Join us on Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 5:15pm

at the

Demere Center for Living

6000 Business Center Drive, Savannah, GA  31405

If you are unable to attend in-person, the ceremony will be recorded and shared online a few days after the live ceremony.

A link to view it will be posted on this website and on our social media channels.

In Memory Of

Donor

Honoree(s) 

Samuel B. and Berta G. Adams

Elizabeth Jamieson Adams

 

Robert Aiguier

Hannah Austin Blanton

 

Denny and Sharon Anderson

Jill Kristen Anderson Cope

 

Elizabeth Anderson

Johanna Anderson Trueblood

 

George H. Anderson

Katherine D. Anderson, Beloved Wife

 

Jane S. Anderson

Leo and Kathleen Anderson

 

Ragan Andres

Albert Andres

 

Jamie S. Arkins

Drew Currie

 

Cheryl Arnsdorff

George Wendell Arnsdorff

 

Lenora Baggs

Vanilla Faye Shavers

 

Ardella Pat Ball

Wesley J. Ball, MD

 

Judy and Shelly Barquist

Margie Barquist and Bob Larigan

 

William Beasley

Leroy Beasley, Sr.; Charlest Beasley; Haskell Beasley; Julius Green; Marietta Floyd Green; and William Horace Jones

 

Mark and Lauren Bell

Ken Bell Dunn

 

Ashley Bennett

Richard Bennett

 

Diane and Bruce Benson

Matthew Cranman

 

Pam McCoy Berger

Andrew Mark Berger

 

Debbie Stewart Beverly

Anne K. Stewart, Charles Stewart, and Lee Stewart

 

Amy Bodek

Julian Bodek

 

The Broderick Family

Linda A. Broderick

 

Roslyn Brown

Terry Brown

 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bruen, Jr.

Joseph “Jo-Jo” Bruen, III

 

Linda Bucenec

Thomas E. Demine

 

Ellen Busch

Edward Busch

 

Dr. Peggy Byck

David Byck

 

Nannette Cafiero

Rebecca Felton Meyer

 

Philip S. Carroll

Heidi Carroll

 

Page Case

Mark Case

 

Jessica Cavuoto

AD2 John Cavuoto, US Navy and John E. Cavuoto

 

Simone K. Center

Mr. Leo E. Center and Mr. and Mrs. Seymour Z. Kandel 

 

Cheryl Clay

Thomas L. Aldrich, Robert A. Harrington, Sally Linkenhoker, Dr. Alvin Petty, and Donald Wurz

 

Stuart and Susan Clifford

Ethel Skeans Clifford

 

Daniel C. Cohen

Susan R. Cohen

 

Terri Collins

Robert and Jeanette McGinn

 

Andrea Combs-McGaha

Homer and Diane Combs

 

Nancy Coules

Mark Anthony Coules

 

Julie Coulter

Husband R.D. Coulter and Parents

 

Cindy Creed and Edward Goethe

Dorothy Creed

 

April Cullen

Charlene Crawford and Viola Wiggins

 

Susan Daggett

Ronald Morris Cole

 

Iris Dayoub and Family

Michael B. Dayoub

 

Eugene Dixon

Betty Dixon

 

Ginny Donaldson

Phyllis Boney

 

Karen Donell

Carlos A. Bland, Jr. and Mary L. Bland

 

H. Sherry Drilling

Helen Scherf

 

Roger Duke

Clay Duke, Rev. Clayton Duke, Marjorie E. Duke, Linda Sims, and Polly Sims

 

Maureen and Robert Eason

H. Merle Eason

 

Ellen Ellington

Christopher Slade Ellington 

 

Charles Ennis

Willie Bryant

 

Jamey Espina

James R. Ashman

 

Jean Fasano

Roger Benton

 

The Fell Family

Michael D. Fell, Sr. 

 

Ruth S. Fincher

Joy Ruth Pollak

 

Joyce Finn

Arthur Marble

 

Christian Flathman

John Flathman

 

Beverly Fox

Eugene Fox

 

Jay and Kristen Fripp

Bobby Glenn Fripp

 

Cary C. Fuller

Peter Steward

 

Betty Goodnough

Bennie W. Cox, Jr., Frances L. Cox, and Linda C. Proper

 

Nancy Grassey

Paul C. Grassey

 

Marina Grinberg

Eduard Grinberg

Susan Sharkey Hagan

Richard Hagan and Robert Sharkey

 

The Hall Family

Mrs. Sara V. Hall

 

Howard O. Hallman

Evlita Hallman and Shirley Waters-Hallman

 

Ann Hanley

Jerome Hanley

 

Robert C. Harold

Mary J. Harold

 

Jon Hartz

Armida Hartz-Alvarez

 

Wallace Hayes

Doris M. Wallace Hayes and R.B. Hayes

 

Jerry and Mary Alice Hendrix

Marjorie Lamar and Wendell and Ernest Hendrix

 

Dr. Thomas Hetherington

Barbara Hetherington

 

Robert and Myra Hill

Edward and Amy Hill, William P. and Mildred Phillips

 

Toby Hollenberg

Steve Hollenberg and  Len Winter

 

Dr. and Mrs. John Howard, Jr.

Lonnie and Betty Morgan

 

Hilda Hudak

George Hudak, Bobbie Smith, Charles Michael Smith, and Charlie L. Smith

 

Dan and Phyllis Huffer

Don, Sylvia, Eddy, and Alan Reiff

 

Barbara Humphrey

Albert Strickland

 

Angela Jackson

Will Webster

 

The Family of Liz James

Liz James

 

Robert and Alice Jepson

Charles Bruce Andrews, Jr.

 

Marilyn Johnson

Hattie Monroe

 

Joey and Theresa Jonas

T.C. Atkinson, Kathryn Jonas, and Samuel M. Webb

 

Patsy and Buttons Jordan

Mary H. Saunders, RN

 

Jane Kahn

Baldwin (Buddy) Kahn

 

Betsy Kammerud

Earl and Audrey Kammerud, Dana Kammerud, and Margaret Gammon

 

Cheri Stokes Keller

Jean Keller Fair; Vera Hayes Fields; Clarence C. Fields; Romic L. Fields; Brenda Fields Rennolds; Essie Parmer Lumpkin; Busey P. Stokes; B. Preston Stokes, Jr.; B. Preston “Trey” Stokes, III; “Cracker” Stokes; Monica Stokes; Emma J. Withington; Karen L. Edenfield; George “Adam” Keller; Debra Groce Parmer; Thomas H. Rennolds, III

 

Joe Kelley

Nell Smith Burke

 

Elise Kent-Greene

My parents and my baby son

 

Carol Klein

Karin Klein

 

Kathy Klein

Major W. and Mrs. Turner

 

Sharon LaBarbera

Jason LaBarbera

 

Josephine A.M.C. Langan

Elizabeth Chambers, The Langan Family, Michael Maple, and Isobel Simpson

 

Angela Lanham

Alicia C. Pruitt

 

Diane Lapsley

Fred Bogler, Curt Knight, Robert Lapsley, and Milton Newton

 

Cheryl Lansing

Snag

 

Teresa Larry

Thelma Edwards

 

Tony Lawrence

Dorinda S. Lawrence

 

Nancy B. Lazard

Anne L. McClurkin

 

Nancy B. Leavitt

Jerry Wayne Beard

 

Linda LeFurgy

FA + PR LeFurgy

 

Amanda Lewis

Robin Lewis

 

Alan Lipp

Elisabeth Lipp

 

Anne Lyon

Peter Lyon

 

Susan and Michael Mallory

Katherine E. Roach

 

Ernest Marmaras

Lee Marmaras

 

Cam Mathis

John Brannen

 

Almisha Mattox

Thomas Lee “Tom” Mattox, Sr.

 

William and Virginia E. Maynor

Jean Golden; Jim Golden; Frank Samuel Maynor; Russel Mole; Geraldine Smith; Helen D. Williams Tindal; John Roger Williams; Leewatts Williams; Roland Edward Williams; Wilbur Wright 

 

Chris McDermott

Shelia Mary Hildebrand

 

Mary Ellen McLaughlin

John and Elizabeth McLaughlin

 

Judith J. Melroy

Mildred and Paul Jurgensen

 

Suzanne F. Mendonsa

Marilyn Cranman, Edwin Feiler, Jr., R.E. Thorpe, Jr., and Robert Zarem

 

Ilene Messner

Larry Messner

 

Amanda Michael

Matthew Wayne Michael

 

Gary and Irene Milewski

Beatrice and Abraham Gerbsbein and Anthony and Helen Milewski

 

Melissa and Freeman Milligan

Sandra Mock

 

Beverly W. Mock and Family

Cecile M. and Wm. N. (Bill) Isley; Jane K. and Wm. M. (Bill) Mock, Sr.; Sandra J. Mock; Wm. M. (Bubba) Mock; Edna I. and J.W. (Jack) Waddell

 

Patricia Monroe

William Monroe

 

Bernard and Debra Moore

Francis and Florence Allegretti

 

Tonya Mounkes and Twila Strode

Betty Sue Taylor (Meemaw) and Raymond Taylor, Jr. (Bunn) 

 

Julia C. Muller

Julia Cleary and William A. Muller

 

Denis Munro

Karen L. Munro and Steve Russell

Beth and Ike New

Monica Jung; Sam D. Tootle, Sr.; and Stephen D. Tootle, II

 

Judy R. Ochsner

M. Gage Ochsner

 

Susan Oetgen

Kathleen  King

 

Pamela Howard Oglesby

Deacon Elmer Sr. and Sis. Valerie Holland Howard

 

Pamela L. O’Quinn

Mr. and Mrs. H.H. Leysath, Sr., Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Meehan, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph D. Wheeler, Mr. Thomas R. Meehan, Mr. Jack C. Leysath, and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph C. Beach

 

Hugh D. Osborne

Mary E. Osborne

 

Mary Kenny Pacifici

Nick Kenny

 

Brian and Paula Palmer

Calvin D. Palmer

 

Vimish Patel

Jayaben Patel

 

Melanie Phillips

Alma B. Mullen, Daniel Mullen, and Jesse Lee Underwood

 

Ron and Melanie Phillips

Rachel Sargent Phillips

 

Sara and David Plaspohl

James #. Plaspohl and Mary Sallie Plaspohl; and Mary W. Smith

 

Julia M. Pryor

Mr. Leroy Beasley, Sr.; Mr. Charles Beasley, Sr.; and Mrs. Marietta Green

 

Catherine Rekowski

James A. Rekowski

 

The Roberts Family

Walter W. Carrington

 

Rimina Lewis-Robinson

Taire Peter Lewis

 

James and Patricia Rossiter

Loy D. Thompson, IV

 

Marion S. Royer

F.D. “Rabbit” Royer

 

Amy Rubinoff

Edwin J. Feiler, Jr. 

 

R.U.F.F. Retirees Unite For the Future

Albert Strickland

 

Julian F. Rushing

David Rushing

 

James and Tiffany Scott

Shelia Teresa Scott

 

Rebecca Sellars

Bill and Marrilyn Engelhaput

 

Cathy Sheffield

Donald R. Wurz

 

John E. Sheppard, Jr. 

William McLaurin “Billy” Giles, Jr. 

 

Dale Simmons

Belinda Kim Knight Simmons

 

Patsy Smith

Emojean Thomas

 

Jake Sparks

Janet Easley Sparks

 

Lisa Stafford

Anne F. Hodges

Tonya and Tony Stanfield

J.D. Stanfield

 

Dr. Jacquelyn W. Stephens

Jolly L. Stephens. Jr. 

 

Gloria Stettler and Family

Jim Stettler and Edmund Solomon

 

Helen R. Steward

Peter Steward

 

Gray Strobel

Nancy C. Strobel

 

Pauline and Christopher Taylor

James M. Taylor

 

Einar Trosdal

Carolyn Trosdal

 

Jean Troster

Martin J. Troster

 

L. Trowell

Melba Brabham

 

Myra C. Tucker

Lannie L. Tucker

 

Pamela Usher and Craig Bogden

William Bogden and Darlene Thompson

 

Cathalyn H. Valentine

Richard E. Valentine

 

Nancy J. Verell

Juanita Z. Verell

 

Van Vickery

Lorraine Vickery

 

Ray Walden

Michael Scott Walden

 

Mr. and Mrs. Louis Waldhour

Judy Whitaker, wife of Paul Whitaker

 

Julia Walker

Marlene Karr Kotso

 

Morgan and Zac Walsh

James McGrady

 

Nancy P. Walters

Ronnie Pittman

 

Mary Ann Wetherbee

Joseph Lawson Wetherbee

 

O.C. Welch III

Leonora & O.C. Welch, Jr. 

 

Tom and Mayra Welch

Thomas (T) Welch

 

Mrs. Leslie Wilkes and Family

Dr. Leslie Wilkes

 

Renee S. Kiett-Williams

Sheldon C. Kiett; Crennah Elizabeth Moultrie; and Edward N. Williams

 

Ronald Williams

Veachel and JoAnn Williams

 

Sharon Williams

Lloyd and Lucy Dunbar; Lauren Jones; and Jack and Phyllis Mitchell

 

Dr. Blenda J. Wilson

Errol M. Browne

 

Wayne and Carol Wise

Ernest and Ruth Wall and Wilber and Lucille Wise

 

The Woodley and Gilliard Families

Katrina Denise Woodley

 

Anne Carson Wray

Ethel and Walter Carson

 

Regina Wynn

Dale and Lois Huseman

 

Annette Youmans

Audrey Tucker

 

Linda Youth

Rob Youth

In Honor Of

Donor

Honoree(s) 

Judith Brunger

Hospice Staff and Volunteers

 

Jean Fasano

Trish Alderman, RN

 

Rosita C. Fletcher and Family

Edward G. Fletcher, aka Duke Bootee

 

Cary C. Fuller

Helen Reid Steward

 

Kay Jerrell Jones

Joy Ruth Pollak

 

Faye R. Kirschner

Herman and Pauline Kirschner

We Also Wish to Thank the Following

E. James Burnsed

C.R. Donnelly

Dr. and Mrs. John R. Duttenhaver

Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Gawronski

Leo F. Grace

Lydia M. Harris

Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home

John and Lauralee Tabakian

Patricia Turner

Plan to join us as our Full Circle grief counselors provide rituals, music, and healing tools to comfort you and your loved ones. Tree of Light supports anyone in the community dealing with the death of a loved one, from any illness or cause, even those who weren’t Hospice Savannah patients.

Make your donation securely here  – being  sure to designate Tree of Light for your gift (on line 3)

Inspirational music will be performed by professional singers in partnership with the Savannah VOICE Festival.  Names of those recognized with a donation in their honor or memory will be read during the forty-five minute gathering and will be displayed on our website.  Additionally, people can be remembered in our printed program, if a donation is received by noon on Wednesday, Nov. 24th, 2021, labelled the honoree’s full name, as well as the donor’s full name.

As always, we are indebted to many generous corporate sponsors. Sponsorships and donations allow our Full Circle bereavement counselors to continue offering grief support to any child, teen, or adult in our community at no cost. All donors receive a commemorative ornament and donors who make gifts of $1,000 or above will be contacted by the Foundation to place a brass leaf on the Tree of Remembrance at the Hospice In-Patient Unit or at the Demere Center for Living.

Because of your generosity, no one need  face loss alone.

More details to come regarding sharing the recording of the ceremony. Please watch this page for more information.

Tree of Light will be followed up by a second virtual resource, Voices that Heal, in mid-December, to further provide tools to learn to live with grief.

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Music Sponsor

Grief Supporters