Miscellaneous Wayne County, Georgia Obituaries

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Nancy Osgood
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 of arrangements.  

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
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 arrangements.

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.


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