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Cathy Bernadette Lambert
Jesup—Cathy Bernadette Lambert, 49, of Jesup died Feb. 2, 2017, at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah.
She was born July 26, 1967, to Arthur Mae Lambert and Fulton T. Lambert in Jesup. She was educated in the public school system of Wayne County and graduated in the class of 1985 from Wayne County High School. She furthered her education at the College of Coastal Georgia, earning a diploma in computer technology. She worked for many years at the Wayne County Board of Education as a bus monitor, and she was also employed at Bonnie’s Sportswear in Screven. In her spare time, she enjoyed sewing, cooking, dancing and spending time with her family. She was known as a great dancer.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Cal Levern DeLoach Sr.
She is survived by her loving mother, Arthur Mae Lambert; her loving father, Fulton T. Lambert, and his wife, Gloria; one daughter, Shaquilla Lambert, and her fiancé Travis Williams; like-a-daughter, Angela Latson;  three sons and a daughter-in-law Myron Lambert, Levern Lambert and Devern and Victoria Lambert; two step-siblings, Melissa Thomas and Patrick Martin; four granddaughters, Amaria, Aniya, Taneea and Ava Lambert; a godbrother, Jaleel Pittman; an aunt, Louise Ray; an uncle, Eddie Lambert and his wife, Chylene;  and a host of loving family members and friends.
No wake will be held. The body will lie in state an hour prior to funeral services Friday at 1 p.m. at St. John First Born Holiness Church Interment will be in Odum Cemetery.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
John Curtis Smith
Brunswick—John Curtis Smith, 47, a resident of Brunswick and native of Jesup, died Feb.1, 2017. 
He was born Feb. 27, 1968, to Curtis Smith and Janie Brown in Jesup. He was raised by his late grandmother, Vinnie Smith, and graduated from Rockledge High School in Coco, Florida. He was a member and attended Odum Grove Baptist Church in Odum. He served his country in the United States Navy. He was a former employee of Walmart and was currently employed with Rich’s Corporation as a sanitation worker. His hobbies included sports, music and spending time with his family and friends. 
He was preceded in death by both parents, Curtis Smith and Janie Brown; his grandmother, Vinnie Smith; and his sister, Betty Diane Smith.
Survivors include his loving fiancé, Akim Bush of Brunswick; three children, Shawn Adams of Baxley and Tamyria Smith and Jadan Smith, both of Brunswick; one grandchild, DeSean Adams of Baxley; six sisters and a brother-in-law, Louella and Kerry Norwood of Jesup, Vinnie M. Smith of Baxley, Kiesha Brown of Jacksonville, Florida, Shirley Massey of Jacksonville, Peggy Smith of Baxley, and Lona Smith of Fort Pierce, Florida; five brothers and a sister-in-law, Ronald Brown and Anthony Brown, both of Jesup, Curtis McArthur and Olivia Brown, Curtis Moses Brown and Benjamin Smith, all of Fort Pierce; like-a-brother, Bicary Daniels of Jesup; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be held Friday at Royal Funeral Home Chapel from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Life Ministries, 512 Walker St. Interment will be in Odum City Cemetery.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Rinehart & Sons
 
 Carroll Goss
Jesup—Carroll Goss, 81, of Jesup and Guyton died Feb. 2, 2017, after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native lived in Guyton the past 33 years. He was a member of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church, and was a U.S. Air Force veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict.  He was a retired truck driver with Western Auto and CSE Trucking Company who enjoyed riding his motorcycle, fishing, being “Granddaddy” and watching Atlanta Braves baseball, UGA football and Georgia Southern football.
He was predeceased by his parents, Herbert and Verdie Moody Goss.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Susie Brunner Goss of Guyton; a daughter and son-in-law, Sheri and Joe Allen of Guyton; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Melaina Goss of Guyton; three sisters, Iris Ortega of Las Vegas, New Mexico, June Masters of Jesup, and Shirley Tillman of Marietta; a brother, Harold Goss of Tampa, Florida; grandchildren and their spouses, Kayli and Andrew Davis, Courtney Goss, Christian and Billy Rumptz, and Caitlyn and Chris Colson; great-grandchildren, Reese Davis, Easton Davis, Emily Rumptz and Gaige Colson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral service were held Feb. 5 at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Horne officiating. Interment was in New Hope Cemetery. Active pallbearers were family.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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