Rinehart & Sons
Elder Reid B. Davis
Screven—Elder Reid B. Davis, 89, of Screven died May 20, 2018, after an extended illness.
The Steeds, North Carolina, native had lived in Wayne County for the past 45 years and was a member of Lake Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, pastoring many Primitive Baptist Churches in North Florida and South Georgia. He also enjoyed woodworking.
He was predeceased by his wife of 67 years, Jewell Lucas Davis, and several siblings.
Survivors are two sons, Robert “Bob” (Mary) Davis of Screven and Ronald (Patricia) Davis of Jacksonville, Florida; six grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Lake Chapel Cemetery with Elder Jason Deal officiating.
The family will receive friends at the cemetery.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
William M. “Bill” Rogers
Jesup—William M. “Bill” Rogers, 79, of Jesup died May 21, 2018, after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a retired employee with Atlanta Gas Light Company. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and church friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Carl and Jeannette O’Quinn Rogers.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Shelia Scarborough Rogers of Jesup; a son, Kyle Rogers of Houma, Louisiana; a sister and brother-in-law, Carolyn and Curt Holmes of Warner Robins; a brother, John Rogers of Jesup; and a special niece, Tollis Bonds of Crandall.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Vann Dempsey and the Rev. Stan Todd officiating. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Jordan Harvey, Drew Griffis, George Moody, Carl Rozier, William Hall, Cal Rinehart, Charles Channell and Jim NeSmith. Honorary pallbearers will be the Eugene Yoder Sunday School Class of Calvary Baptist Church.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to services.
Memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 9, Jesup, GA 31598.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Doris Eason Lee
Jesup—Doris Eason Lee, 92, died May 21, 2018, at home and under the care of Heartland Hospice after an extended illness.
A native and lifelong resident of Wayne County, she was born Sept. 21, 1925, to the late Lillie and Lonnie Eason. She was an active member of Anderson Drive Baptist Church, where she taught Sunday school for more than 50 years.
She was known for the countless hours and many years she volunteered with the Girl Scouts and Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Prior to her illness, she loved getting to know her customers at the Wayne Memorial Hospital Thrift Shop, and at the Care Cove Gift Shop in the hospital. Several years ago she was recognized for having the most volunteer hours with the Auxiliary. If she was not at church or doing volunteer work, one could find her outdoors. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and working in her yards.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of more than 50 years, George Lee Jr.; her son, George Lonnie ”G.L.” Lee; a grandson, Joshua Michael Lee; and a granddaughter, Amanda Lee.
She is survived by her daughters, Carin Lee of Jesup and Cheryl Lee of Brunswick; a son, Allan Lee also of Jesup; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
She was known as “Big Mama” to her grandchildren, Virginia Slone, George Lee Riswold, and Haley Brooke Riswold; and to her two great-granddaughters, Alexia and Lillie Slone.
Graveside funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 4 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. John Brown officiating.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Bernard Sylvester Pearson
Blackshear—Bernard Sylvester Pearson, 89, of Blackshear died in the early morning, May 20, 2018, at Hospice Satilla Hospice House.
Born in Patterson on Oct. 1, 1928, he was reared in Brantley County before returning in the mid 1960s to Pierce County, where he would remain until his passing. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served during the Korean Conflict. He had been the owner and operator of Pearson-Dial Funeral Home for the last 52 years. He had worked in Nahunta, Jesup, Jacksonville and then Blackshear prior to opening up Clough-Pearson Funeral Home in December of 1966.
He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Blackshear, where he had been in the Wesley Sunday school class. He was also a member of the Nahunta Masonic Lodge No. 391, an honorary member of the Blackshear Masonic Lodge No. 270, and a member of the Blackshear Rotary Club.
He enjoyed fishing in his younger days, but his true hobby was his work. He was known for “always smiling, loving a good joke and a good meal, enjoying taking naps, shelling pecans and peas like no one’s business, and trying to be a friend to everyone.
“He will be forever missed,” his family said.
He was the son of the late Eldon Samuel Pearson and Sarah Elizabeth Miller Pearson Manning. He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Milton Manning; his wife, Betty Ann Johnson Treadwell Pearson; a stepsister, Virginia Bass; and a stepbrother, Don Manning.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Mark Godwin of Blackshear and Cindy and George Oberschlake of Perry, Florida; two sons and daughters-in-law, Marc and Wimberly Treadwell of Forsyth and Blake and Dee Treadwell of Blackshear; a stepsister, Vivian Allen of Hickox; 12 grandchildren, Will and Amanda Oberschlake, Ed Oberschlake, Thomas Treadwell, John Treadwell, Erica Treadwell, Alex Treadwell, Lance Treadwell, Audrey Dial, Pearson Dial, Slade Godwin and Gannon Godwin; two great-grandchildren, Aidan Oberschlake and Kellan Oberschlake; a sister-in-law, Jean Dixon of Blackshear; and several other relatives.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Pearson-Dial Chapel. Interment will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.
Visitation will be held today (Wednesday) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
The family requests for all area funeral directors and preachers to serve as honorary pallbearers and to please meet at the funeral home by 10:30 a.m.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice Satilla Hospice House, 811 Beacon Street, Waycross, GA 31501; the Southeast Cancer Unit, P.O. Box 2764; or the Blackshear First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 127, Blackshear, GA 31516.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Alma A. Dennard
Jesup—Alma A. Dennard, 82, a former resident of Jesup, died May 19, 2018.
There will be a viewing on Friday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Royal Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. at New Creation Ministries. Interment will be in Screven City Cemetery.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.