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Jewell Miller McCorkel, 86, of Savannah, Georgia and widow of Swinton Alvin “Mac” McCorkel, died Saturday evening, September 1, 2018, at Azalealand Nursing Home.

Born in Statesboro, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Rufus P. Miller, Sr. and the late Norma Lee Miller. Mrs. McCorkel was a longtime member of Bible Baptist Church where she was a former Sunday school secretary. She graduated high school from Georgia Teachers College in Statesboro. Mrs. McCorkel retired as the credit manager for Western Auto after 25 years. She had a heart for animals. Mrs. McCorkel enjoyed the time she spent with family, traveling and crafting ceramics.

In addition to her husband of 43 years and her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Rufus P. Miller, Jr.

Survivors include her daughter, Sherry McCorkel Farrell and her husband, Pat, of Savannah, Georgia; three grandchildren, Nicholas Robinson and his wife, Courtney, John Patrick Farrell and Timothy Chase Farrell, and three great-grandchildren, Chandler Robinson, Jacey Robinson and Charlotte Robinson.

The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 Wednesday at Gamble Funeral Service – 410 Stephenson Avenue.

A private funeral service will be held on Thursday at the graveside.

Remembrances: The Humane Society for Greater Savannah – 7215 Sallie Mood Drive, Savannah, Georgia 31406-3922.

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  1. Melba Gibson says:

    “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.”
    Psalm 116:15
    I remember my cousin, Jewel, from childhood. Her father and my mother were brother and sister.

    Melba Waters Gibson

  2. Rhonda Clinton says:

    Much love to you and your family during this time. Praying for peace, strength and comfort.
    Betty, John, Rhonda and Johnny

  3. Ron and Cheryl Horton says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. May God give you and your family comfort and peace during this difficult time. Cheryl and Ron Horton

  4. Tommy Grooms III says:

    Oh, Sherry, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of Your Dear Precious Mother. I did not know that she was ill and just read her obituary in the paper. You know, your Mother and Father were very Dear Friends of my Parents, Tom & Bette Grooms, going back to their youth together. I remember so many precious moments in your family’s home near the old fair grounds before they moved out to their Beautiful home in Grovepoint and times that you all spent in my parents home while we were all growing up. I also have fond memories of your Dad cutting meat for me at the Commissary at HAAF and time working at Western Auto (after my Vietnam era service in the USAF and as a college student) where your Mom worked (Western Auto) and I met my first wife (& mother of my children) there. Having had also lost my Dear Dad 18years ago this coming Thanksgiving Weekend and my Precious Mother 4 years ago this past April, my heart truly goes out to you and your family. I am here for you, if you need a shoulder to lean on or an ear to bend – My Cell # is: 912-308-2199. Please Know That You and Your Family Are In My Thoughts and Prayers. May Our Lord and Savior Wrap His Loving Arms Around You, Filling You With His Love And Peace That Passes All Understanding While Blessing You With Fond Memories Of Your Mother (& Father) And His Blessed Assurance That You Will See Her/Them Again In Eternity In The Presence Of Jesus, Our Lord And Savior.

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