Nancy Osgood, 83, died Friday, May 5, at Sunbridge Care and Rehabilitation
Center following an extended illness. She was a native of Jackson, MS,
but had lived in Orlando, FL, for many years before moving to Appling County
18 months ago. She was a member of St. Paul Holiness Church. She is survived
by nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held
2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Paul Holiness Church. Burial will follow in Jesup
City Cemetery. Welch and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
Maggie Flowers Lane
Maggie Flowers Lane, 81, of Jesup died Sunday, May 7, in Wayne Memorial
Hospital after a short illness. The Wayne County native was a member of
Jesup Church of God of Prophecy. She was homemaker and the widow of Arvel
E. Lane. She is survived by two sisters, Grace Scott of Odum and Sadie
Flowers of Jesup; two brothers, Perry Flowers and Bill Flowers, both of
Jesup; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held May 9
from Jesup Church of God of Prophecy with the Rev. Steve Pittman and the
Rev. Hubert Flowers officiating. Interment was in Little Creek Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Carson Flowers, Wayne Flowers, Josh Flowers, Rocky
Lane, Chuck Flowers and Mike Long. Honorary pallbearers were Mr. and Mrs.
Linton Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Barwick, David Barwick, Mr. and Mrs.
Leonard Madray, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sears, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Long, Mr. and
Mrs. Gene Rouse, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Lane, the Rev. Wayne Manning, the Rev.
Charles Manning, Mr. and Mrs. Stetson Bennett Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Gene Graham
and Peggy Payne. Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge
of the arrangements.
Marian E. Mathis Asmus
Marian E. Mathis Asmus, 63, died Saturday, May 6, in Lanning Memorial
Hospital. The Wayne County native was a member of the Church of God. She
was a homemaker who enjoyed fishing, gardening, antique collecting and
was a bird enthusiast. She is survived by her husband, Keith A. Asmus of
Bastings, NE; two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Lana Garcia and
Richard and Kathy Garcia, all of Lincoln, NE; three daughters and sons-in-law,
Debra M. and John Swain of Fairfield, NE, Marylee A. and Craig Sievers,
and Margaret E. and Brad K. Sievers, all of Lincoln, NE; a stepson and
spouse, Randy and Paula Asmus of Lincoln, NE; four brothers, James Mathis
of Ludowici, and Paul Mathis, Wayne Mathis and Eddie Mathis, all of Jesup;
three sisters, Geneva Weaver, Evelyn Deloach and Grace Middleton, all of
Jesup; 16 grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;
six step-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services
will be held today Wednesday at 3 p.m. from Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home,
Lincoln, NE, with the Rev. Solomon Wang officiating. Interment will be
in Lincoln Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be
made to the family. Livingston Butler Volland Funeral Home of Lincoln,
NE is in charge of arrangements.
Alvin W. Drawdy
Alvin W. Drawdy, 70, died Friday, May 5. He was a retired electrician
J.P. Stevens, a former member of the Tifton Police Department and a member
of Northside Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry
Moore Drawdy and Lena Clements Drawdy and three brothers. He is survived
by his wife, Judith Frasier Drawdy of Lenox; a son, Andrell Joe Drawdy
(Brenda) of Tifton; a daughter, Joyce Franks (Randy) of Jesup; two brothers,
Dr. James Drawdy of Hialeah, FL, and Ben Drawdy of Nashville; three sisters,
Pauline Wetherington of Tallahassee, FL, Evelyn Stewart of Athens and Beatrice
James of Pearson; and three grandchildren, Doug Drawdy, Justin Franks and
Gina Franks. Funeral services were 2 p.m. Monday at Chapel Bowen-Donaldson
with the Rev. Marvin Williams, the Rev. Nathan Hall and Roy Conger officiating.
Interment was in Oaky Grove Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers
were Larry Wetherington, Gaylon Graham, Chris Overstreet, Edwin Drawdy,
Justin Franks and Doug Drawdy. Honorary pallbearers were Ronald Walker,
Alvin Scoggins Jr., W.L. Golden Harris Crunley, Tommy Conger, Harrison
Brown and Joseph Baker. Bowen-Donaldson Funeral Home of Tifton was in charge
Allison Chambless Carter
Allison Chambless Carter, 45, of Nahunta, died Oct. 16 at her home
after a short illness. A native of Chatham County, she was a daughter of
the late Guy Chambless Jr. and Ruth McCurdy Chambless. She was a funeral
director and was the owner and operator of Chambless Funeral Home of Nahunta.
She was a 1973 graduate of Brantley County High School and a 1988 graduate
of the Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service. She was a past president
of the Jesup Jaycettes (1983-1984) and was a past president of the Brantley
County Chamber of Commerce (1999-2000). She was a member of the Nahunta
United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Jana Ruth Carter
of Nahunta; a son, John Chambless “Jake” Carter, of Jesup; two sisters
and one brother-in-law, Susan Hickox and Kay and Morris Hickox, all of
Nahunta; two brothers and one sister-in-law, Guy and Edie Chambless III
of Summerville and Joel Chambless of Brunswick; two nieces, Ella Claire
Chambless and Megan Chambless; six nephews, Guy Chambless IV, Landon Hickox,
Matt Chambless, Derek Chambless, Steven Chambless and Tyler Chambless;
and several other relatives and special friends. Funeral services were
held Oct. 19 from the Southside Baptist Church with the Rev. Dr. W. Derrell
Rentz, the Rev. Wayne Manning and the Rev. Ronald Sharpe officiating. Active
pallbearers were Elden Thomas, Jarrett Johns, David Brooks, Justin Johns,
Christopher Harris, Cordell Wainright, Richard Fox and Donovan Johns. Interment
followed in the New Hope Cemetery in the Hickox Community. Memorials may
be made to a charity of one’s choice. Chambless Funeral Home of Nahunta
was in charge of arrangements.
Maude Elmore, 98, of Gainesville, FL died Oct. 24 at Shands at AGH
Hospital in Gainesville, following a short illness. Mrs. Elmore was born
in Jesup and moved to Gainesville four years ago. She had been a resident
of Windsor Nursing Home in Starke since January. She retired from the dietary
department at Englewood Hospital in New Jersey in 1965 and moved to Hollywood,
FL. She returned to Jesup in 1980. She was a Baptist. Mrs. Elmore was preceded
in death by her husband, John Elmore. She is survived by a daughter, Roberta
“Tish” Benton of Gainesville; a son, John Elmore of Texas; two grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made
to Georgia Primative Baptist Youth Camp, c/o Jim McElveen, 809 Womble St.,
Claxton, GA, 30417 or to Hospice of North Central Florida, 4200 NW 90th
Blvd., Gainesville, FL 32606. Memorial services were held at North Central
Baptist Church, 518 NW 14th Ave. in Gainesville Oct. 28 with the Rev. Fred
Sloan officiating. Burial was in the family cemetery in Jesup. The Worth
Cremation Service of Florida was in charge of arrangements.
Edna Perry Campbell
Edna Perry Campbell, 94, died Monday, Jan. 1, at her residence after
an extended illness. The Appling County native had lived in Wayne County
most of her life. She was a member of the Salem Primitive Baptist Church
and was a homemaker. Ms. Campbell is survived by two daughters, Louise
Perry of Screven and Faye Smith of Willmington, NC; two sons, James Perry
of Screven and John Perry of Albany; seven grandchildren, Daniel Perry
of Yulee, FL, Kimberly Brown of Davie, FL, Jim Perry of Ft. Lauderdale,
FL, Suzanne Dillard of Albany, Lee Perry of Jacksonville, FL, Sherry Yelton
of Wilmington, NC and Susan Poter of Charlotte, NC and 11 great grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. today, at the Salem Primitive Baptist
Church with Elder Thomas Waters and Elder Scott Riner officiating. Interment
will be in the Screven City Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jim Perry,
Brian McCarraher, Brad McCarraher, Brandon McCarraher, Daniel Perry, Lee
Perry, Andy Clary and Dan Clary. Honorary pallbearers will be members of
the 1940 graduating class of Screven High School of which she was known
as the “Class Mother,” W.C. Long, A.D. Wasdin, Wes B. Bennett Jr., Constance
Green, Basil King, Louise Perry, Langford Griffen and J.O. Roberson. In
lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Salem Primitive Baptist Church,
301 C.W. Collins St. Screven, GA., 31560. The Rinehart and Sons Funeral
Home of Jesup, Ga. is in charge of the arrangements.
Fred E. Hires Sr.
Fred E. Hires Sr., 62, died Monday, at Dekalb Medical Center after
a long fight with lung cancer. The Wayne County native had lived in Atlanta
since 1969. He was a member of Rehobath Baptist Church and co-founder,
owner and president of Atlanta Marble Manufacturing Inc. of Atlanta since
1970. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Bernice M. Hires, formerly
of Baxley; two sons, Mitchel A. Hires of Atlanta, Fred E. (Sonny) Hires
Jr. and fiance’ Julie Whiteside of Glasgow, KY; eight sisters and spouses,
Mary Thornton of Vidalia, Josephie Meadows and the late Carter Meadows
of Swainsboro, Betty and Fred Westberry of Jesup, Coonie and Alvin Carter
of Jesup, Maggie and Billy Hires of Pembroke, Kathleen and Vernon Thornton
of Jesup, Carolyn and Joey Bauman of Loganville, Gladys and Chico Goldberg
of Snellville; two brothers and spouses, Ted and Wanda Hires of Jacksonville,
FL and John and Terry Hires of Douglasville and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, at Rehobeth Baptist Church
in Tucker, Ga. Interment will follow in Floral Hills Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be his brothers-in-law. The Horace A. Ward Funeral
Home of Stone Mountain is in charge of the arrangements. Additional memorial
service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at the Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home
Chapel. The Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of the
Sallie "Mae" Moody
Sallie “Mae” Moody, 77, died Monday, Jan. 1, at her residence after
an extended illness. The Wayne County native was a member of Memorial Baptist
Church and was a retired employee of Screven Sportswear. Ms. Moody is survived
by four nieces, Harriett Hall, Diane Scott and Daisy Johnson of Jesup and
Lilla Faye Brockington of Atlanta; one nephew, Larry Joe Johnson of King,
NC; several cousins and great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will
be held 11 a.m. today at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the
Rev. Jack Lee officiating. Interment will follow at Odessa Cemetery. Active
pallbearers will be her nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be James Driggers,
Osgood Spell, Harry Tyre, Dr. McKee Hargrett, Joe Griffis, Fred Bishop,
Charles Whisnet and employees of Soleus Home Health Service. The Rinehart
and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
Mildred Crawford Lee
Mildred Crawford Lee, 78, of Screven, died Friday, Dec. 29 in Bethany
Home in Vidalia after an extended illness. The Pierce County native had
lived in Wayne County most of her life and was a homemaker. She was the
widow of Arthur Thomas Lee, Jr. Survivors are her three daughters, Faye
Booth of Lyons, Marie Clearwater of Marshall, IL and Margaret Kitchens
of Jesup; four sons, Thomas Lee of Jesup, Everett Lee of Hortense, Robert
Lee of Screven and Edsel Lee of Sylvania; 17 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday from Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel
with the Rev. Iris Merritt officiating. Interment was in the Union Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Everett Lee, Jr., Toby Lee, Matt Wilder, Jesse
Driggers, Michael Mitchell and Larry Overstreet. The Rinehart and Sons
Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of the arrangements.
James H. Poindexter
James H. Poindexter, 88, of Jesup died Saturday, Dec. 30 at Wayne Memorial
Hospital after an extended illness. The Murray County native lived and
attended schools in Chattanooga, TN, before moving to Wayne County. He
was the son of William Thomas Poindexter and Hettie Evelyn King Poindexter.
He married Irma Strickland on Dec. 8, 1940. In 1942, he was the first married
man with a child to be drafted into active duty from Wayne County. He served
as a corporal in the United States Army from 1943-45 as a member of the
739th Anti-aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion in the South Pacific. He received
the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with a Bronze Star and the Asiatic Pacific
Service Medal with one Bronze Star. He received an honorable discharge
on Oct. 12, 1945. He co-founded and managed the Jesup Packing Company and
was named Wayne County’s only Deputy Sheriff by Sheriff George O’Quinn
in the early ‘50s. For the next thirty years, he served in law enforcement.
He ultimately served as the city of Jesup Chief of Police and as the Wayne
County Sheriff. He was a graduate of the Clayton County Regional Police
Academy and earned certification by the Georgia Peace Officers Standards
and Training Council. He was a member of the Georgia Peace Officers Standards
and Training Council, Georgia Sheriff’s Association, the Advisory Board
of Coastal Georgia Police Academy as a representative to the Georgia Sheriff’s
Association, the National Association of Chiefs of Police, the First Baptist
Church of Jesup, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 4583, the Masonic Lodge
of Jesup, Chapter 70, where he was a Royal Arch Mason, Jesup Kiwanis Club
and the Town and Country Coffee Club. He was the recipient of an award
for Outstanding Service as Police Chief in 1980 by the City of Jesup, the
1986 Distinguished Service Award and the 1987 Distinguished Humanitarian
Award by the Georgia Sheriff’s Association and the 1984-85 Distinguished
Service Award from the Jesup Jaycees. He is survived by his wife, Irma
Strickland Poindexter of Jesup, a daughter and son-in-law, Janice and Tom
Faircloth of Thomasville; a son, Jim Poindexter Jr. of Tallahassee, FL;
a grandson, Gary Poindexter of Wichita, KS; a brother, Charles Poindexter
of Boise, Idaho and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death
by his brothers, John Poindexter and Earl Poindexter, and his sisters,
Audia Yarbrough, Pearl Gray and Estelle Groover. Funeral services were
held Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Jesup with the Rev. Felix Haynes
and the Rev. Julian Tucker officiating. Interment followed at the Jesup
Cemetery. Pallbearers were Freeman Bacon, Bill Bird, Charles Brannen, Roschel
Davis, John Hammock, David Herrin, Herschel Hires, Ted Hires, Gene Lyons,
Harry Mathis, Bill Mosley, Jim T. Poindexter, Joe Pritchard, Riley Reddish,
Wesley Strickland and Al Szoke. Honorary pallbearers were the members of
the L.D. Husbands Sunday School Class of the Jesup First Baptist Church,
the Jesup Kiwanis Club and members of the Town and Country Coffee Club.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the building fund at the First
Baptist Church of Jesup, P.O. Box 1115, Jesup, GA 31598-1115. Gordon-Harrison
Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of the arrangements.
Robert Curtis Jr.
Robert Curtis Jr., 68, of Jesup died Saturday, Dec. 30 at his residence
after a short illness. The Screven County native had lived in Wayne County
for more than 30 years. He was a member of Morning Glory Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Etta Curtis of Jesup; two daughters, JoAnn
Fuller and Shonda Curtis both of Jesup; 10 sons and seven daughters-in-law,
Robert and Martha Fuller, Morris and Mattie Fuller all of Screven, Leroy
Fuller, Horace and Karen Fuller, Larry and Elizabeth Fuller, Adolph Fuller,
Anthony and Patricia Fuller, Kenneth and Pamela Fuller all of Jesup, Gregory
and Ann Fuller of Ocilla, and DeWayne Fuller of Jacksonville, FL; one sister,
Daisy Curtis of Savannah; one brother, James Curtis of Savannah; 61 grandchildren,
43 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral
services will be today at 2:30 p.m. at New Life Ministries, with Elders
Fritz Cobbs and Albert Kelly officiating. Burial will follow at the Jesup
City Cemetery. Royal Funeral Home, Inc. of Jesup is in charge of all arrangements.
Dave L. Dasher
Dave L. Dasher, 53, of Jesup died Wednesday, Dec. 27 in Wayne Memorial
Hospital after a long illness. He was a native of Wayne County and spent
most of his life in Jesup. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and member
of Bennett Union Missionary Baptist Church. He is survived by one daughter
and a son-in-law, Tammy and Jay Richardson of Bowie, MD; two sons, Dave
Dasher of Virginia and Lenward Dasher of Jesup; two sisters and a brother-in-law,
Leressia Ann Dasher of Capital Heights, MD and Mary E. and Pat Dasher of
Washington, DC; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lt. Col. Marcus and Tanis
Dasher Jr. of Ondina Salvador, Brazil and Harold and Nettie Dasher of Jesup;
three grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral
services were held Saturday at Royal Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev.
Willie F. Davis officiating. Burial followed in the Jesup City Cemetery.
Royal Funeral Home, Inc. of Jesup is in charge of all arrangements.
Jasper Wilson "J.W." Kicklighter
Jasper Wilson “J.W.” Kicklighter, 70, of Greenville, SC died Saturday,
Dec. 30 at Greenville Memorial Hospital. A native of Wayne County, he was
a son of the late Henry Lawton and Mattie Harvey Kicklighter. He retired
from Local Union No. 421, was a member of Jackson Memorial Baptist Church
and a U.S. Army veteran. Survivors are his wife, Norma S. Kicklighter of
Greenville, SC; two sons, Wayne Kicklighter of Belleville, IL and Darrel
Kicklighter of Taylors, SC; four sisters, Olene K. Hodge of Odum, Theresia
K. Barnard of Jesup, Mary K. Raulerson of Waycross, and Gwendolyn K. Dubs
of Brunswick; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In addition
to his parents, he was predeceased by two sons, Douglas Kicklighter and
Robert Kicklighter and a brother, Joseph L. Kicklighter. Funeral Services
will be held today at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Westville Memorial Funeral
Home, 6010 White Horse Road, Greenville. Interment will be in Greenville
Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity
of one’s choice. Westville Memorial Funeral Home of Greenville, SC is in
charge of the arrangements.