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Alton Glenn LollisSeptember 25, 1925 ~ June 30, 2017 (age 91)
Mr. Alton Glenn Lollis was born September 25, 1925, and died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, June 30, 2017. He was born a Georgia country boy in Wilcox County. He moved to Savannah as a young man where he enlisted and fought in World War II and the Korean War. He met and married the love of his life, Etherine Wiggins and they had five daughters. He was instrumental in beginning, organizing and was Chief for four years of what was to become Southside Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Service in Savannah, raising money with fish fries and bingo games at the original fire house on White Bluff Road. His work ethic was impeccable, retiring from Stone Container after forty years. He was a Mason and a Shriner loving the work he did with the Shrine at Alee Temple in Savannah. Later, after retiring to Lake Sinclair in Milledgeville, he worked tirelessly through the Shrines in Milledgeville and Macon taking crippled children to Greenville, South Carolina for treatment. He lived in his home with his beloved wife of sixty-nine years until the day he died. His last words to her as he was getting ready to take what everyone thought was a nap, were “Bye, I’ll see you later.
He is survived by his wife, Etherine “Renee” Lollis; daughters, Lynn Newstead, Kaye Rowan, Terry Pass, Janis Henderson and Bonny Parker, three generations of grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held Monday, July 3rd at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Ronald V. Hall Funeral Home with Pastor Rick Wilson and Pastor Irvin Murphy officiating. His final resting place on this earth will be at 3:00 p.m. in the Cedar Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Wilcox County.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Monday morning from 10:00 until just prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605 or by visiting their website at shrinershospitals.org