3.27.19 obituaries


Evelyn Ammons Green

Jesup—Evelyn Ammons Green, 99, of Jesup died March 24, 2019.

The Wayne County native was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church and a retired nurse. She enjoyed quilting, taking care of others and visiting with family and friends.

She was the widow of Robert “Bobby” Green and was predeceased by her daughter, Faye Chappell; grandson, Joel R. Greene Jr.; brother, Emory Ammons; daughter-in-law, Jeanne Wells Greene; and son-in-law, G.T. Chappell.

Survivors include her son, Joel R. Greene of Jesup; grandchildren, Ian (Elaine) Greene and Sean (Ashley) Greene of Odum, Kerry (Steve) Smith of Americus, and Kathy (Chris) Peters of Athens; great-grandchildren, Ellie, Will and Rob Greene, Greg and Ashley Smith and Thomas Peters; and a granddaughtet-in-law, Karla Greene.

Funeral service will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Old Bethel Baptist Church with Pastor Mark Ledbetter and the Rev. Dennie Waters officiating. Interment will be in Screven City Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be friends. Honorary pallbearers will be her caregivers, Judy Leggett, Jackie Smith, Genell Roberson, Caroline Raines, Julie Carter, Tina Souza, Toni Ray and the staff of Hospice of South Georgia. A special thank-you is extended to the family of the late Jerrie Tyre, who was a long-term caregiver.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to services at the church. 

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Robert Edward “Bob” Parson, Sr.

Jesup—Robert Edward “Bob” Parson Sr., 95, of Jesup died March 24, 2019, at Harborview Nursing Home of natural causes.

The Barton County, Missouri, native was a member of Jesup Presbyterian Church, Masonic Lodge  No. 112 and Royal Arch Chapter No. 70.

After graduating from Waynesville High School in Waynesville, North Carolina, in April 1943, he joined the Army the following month. The U.S. Army veteran served in World War II (1943-1945) in the 19th Armored Infantry Battalion, 14th Armored Division, and was assigned to the Seventh Army. He fought battle in the South France Campaign and Germany Campaign and was awarded the E.A.M.E. Campaign Medal, Two Bronze Battle Stars, Purple Heart and Combat Infantryman Badge.

On Aug. 31, 1946, he eloped and married, Jessie, the love of his life, in Clayton. After moving to Jesup and starting work at Rayonier in 1954, he began his career with the startup of “A” mill as a bleach plant first helper. He held numerous positions in the bleach plant and retired as “A and B” lead operator after 34 years of service.

He enjoyed gardening, fishing and traveling with his wife. He also enjoyed being a part of Calvary Baptist’s walking group.  In his later years, he was seen scooting around town in his fancy golf cart. He was also a member of the “Liars Club” now at Misty’s Pharmacy.

He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Jessie Rose Reno Parson; parents, Oscar Clarence and Sophia Turpin Parson; and sisters, Bonnie Sharp and Helen Smathers.

Survivors include his sons and daughters-in-law, Eddy (Donna) Parson, Doug (Janice) Parson and Phil (Peggy) Parson, all of Jesup; a sister, Marie Burrell of Maggie Valley, North Carolina; grandchildren, Allison (Jimmy) Lynes, Erica Craven, Doug Parson Jr., Christina and Kelly Hyers and Cynthia Parson; great-grandchildren, Emery and Grayson Hyers, Jules and Jeb Craven, Kendall, Harrison and Corbin Lynes; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held March 26 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Pete Ullmann and the Rev. Vann Dempsey officiating. Interment was in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery with full military honors.

Active pallbearers were Ed Exley, Kelly Hyers, Dr. Paul Scott, Curtis Hand, Dr. Dan Collipp and Steve Kicklighter.  Honorary pallbearers were members of the Liars Club, Calvary Baptist walking group and members of the Jesup Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jesup Presbyterian Church, 297 South Brunswick Street, Jesup, GA  31546.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Jerrie Lynn Tyre

Odum—Jerrie Lynn Tyre, 57, of Odum died March 25, 2019, after a short illness.

The Wayne County native was an elderly caregiver for several families who enjoyed fishing and spending time with family. She was predeceased by her niece, Kalie Ann Miller.

Survivors include her daughter, Tabitha T. Keith of Jesup; mother, Verna Ann (Donald) Mathis of Screven; three grandchildren, Kaden, Kyler and Kymble Keith of Jesup; sisters, Debra Thornton and Jenny Miller of Screven; brothers, Randy Boyette and Phil (Missy) Jackson of Screven and Lee Jackson of Aiken, South Carolina; and companion, Joel Greene of Odum.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at O’Quinn Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl Ledbetter and the Rev. Gerald Greenlee officiating. Interment will be in Screven City Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to services at the church.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Nora Moody Murphy

Screven—Nora Moody Murphy, 99, of Screven died March 25, 2019, under the care of Hospice of South Georgia after a brief illness.

The Pierce County native lived in Wayne County the past 60 years and was a member of Screven First Baptist Church. The homemaker enjoyed baking, taking care of her family and spending time with her grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, C.W. Murphy; sons, H.C., Johnny and Benny Murphy; granddaughter, Jennifer Murphy Milton; grandsons, Jeffrey Murphy and Jamie Mattson; great-grandson, Kazzell Hutto; daughter-in-law, Jacquetta Murphy; sisters, Lizzy Johnson and Edith Hunter; and brothers, J.T. Moody, Gene Moody and Cleon Moody.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Geneva (Terry) Crosby of Waycross and Jeanette (Charlie) Bischoff of Screven; sons and daughters-in-law, Cleve Murphy of Bristol, David (Joanne) Murphy of Yulee, Florida, and Gerald (Sissie) Murphy of Edgewater, Florida; a sister, Catherine Moody of Jacksonville, Florida; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held today (Wednesday) at 3 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Durwood Miller and the Rev. Sheldon Rowell officiating.  Interment will be in Ritch Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Brian Tyre, Stacy Tyre, Thomas Crosby, Hunter Mussara, Josh Milton, Chris Murphy, Alan Murphy, Jarod Murphy and Jimmy Mattson. Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren, staffs of both Harborview Nursing Home and Hospice of South Georgia.

Visitation will be held one hour prior to service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA  31545.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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