7.14.18 obituaries

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Ruth Lusk Poindexter

Jesup—Ruth Lusk Poindexter, 80, of Jesup died July 10, 2018, at her residence.

The Tennessee native lived in Wayne County most of her adult life and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Joy Sunday School Class.

She was a homemaker and was much known for her many years as a warm employee with the Kiwi Restaurant.  After retirement, she loved working in her yard and traveling with her family and church friends.

She was the widow of James T. “Jim” Poindexter.

Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sandy and Bruce Lawson of Jesup; a son and daughter-in-law, Tommy and Windy Poindexter of Jesup; a sister, Barbara Prince of Cleveland, Tennessee; grandchildren and their spouses, Jennifer (Carl “Tug”) Johnson, Laura (Morris) Bradford, Kati Poindexter, Keli (Chris) Brown, Kori Poindexter, and John Thomas “J.T.” Poindexter, all of Jesup; and great-grandchildren, Peyton, Chloe, Zane, Madelyn, Dawson, Trey, Stevie, Jalyn, Wesley, Charli, Kelyn and Brentson.

Funeral services were held July 13 at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Vann Dempsey and the Rev. Stan Todd officiating. Interment was in Odum City Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Carl Johnson, Dawson Duncan, Trey Pierce, Peyton Williams, Sergio Tlacuath, David Geiger and J.T. Poindexter. Honorary pallbearers were Carabeth Highsmith, members of the Joy Sunday School Class of Calvary Baptist Church and members of Odum Methodist Church.

Special thanks to Dr. Lance Hendrix, Dr. Duane Moores and staff and Hospice of South Georgia.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Winifred Manning Griffis

Jesup—Winifred Manning Griffis, 74, of Jesup, died July 10, 2018, at her residence after an extended illness.

Funeral services were held July 13 and burial at Spring Grove Cemetery.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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Floye Elizabeth Sangster

Odum—Floye Elizabeth Sangster, 91, of Odum and formerly of Fitzgerald died July 10, 2018, at Harborview Nursing Home in Jesup.

She was born Dec. 17, 1926, in Ben Hill County to the late Willie Wesley and Annie McCullough Seagroves. She grew up in Fitzgerald and was a spinner for Fitzgerald Mills for five years. She was also a homemaker and a prayer warrior and Christian mentor for many years to many people. She moved to Wayne County in 1954 and lived most of her life here. She was a member of Blanton Grove Church of God in Jesup.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Aubrey Eugene Sangster; granddaughter, Laura Hall; and six siblings, Ethel Wiley, Bobby Seagroves, Monroe Seagroves, Wilbur Seagroves, Bernice Lancaster and an infant. 

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Charles Aubrey “Chuck” and Joan Sangster of Jesup; two grandchildren and their spouses, Billy and Vicki Parrish and Amy and Barry Hall; four great-grandchildren, Justin Sangster, Matthew Hall, Brandon Hall and Elijah Hall; and several nieces and nephews, including her longtime caretakers, Kathryn and Mickey Denison, and their children, Robbie and Angie Denison and Christy Denison, and their grandchildren, Haley Denison and Tyler Denison.

Graveside services were held July 12 at Evergreen Cemetery in Fitzgerald with the Rev. Ronald Rentz officiating.


Stanley Edward “Bud” Frankenthaler Jr.

Jesup—Stanley Edward “Bud” Frankenthaler Jr., 85, died peacefully June 19, 2018, at Southeast Georgia Healthcare System in Bruns-wick.

He was predeceased by his wife, Virginia Boyd Frankenthaler; his parents, Stanley Edward and Jeannette Tuchler Frankenthaler; and a niece, Caitlin Georgia Schmidt (Eligio).

He was born May 10, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York. He attended South Side High School in Rockville Centre, New York, and Hofstra College in Hempstead, New York, where, in 1955, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Upon graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served both in the United States and Germany and was captain of the 58th Mechanized Division.  After leaving the military, he worked for AT&T and then McGraw-Hill Publishers.

He left McGraw-Hill after buying a Safari Campground in Savannah. Starting a new venture, he became owner of Dr. Bully’s Restaurant in Hinesville.  After his retirement from the restaurant, he started Security Designs Systems, working until just days before he passed away.

He was active in many community and charitable organizations, including the local and state Republican Party, Chamber of Commerce, Jesup Presbyterian Church, the Humane Society, just to name a few. He was also an Eagle Scout and a lifetime member of Mensa International.

He was an avid triathlon competitor, winning trophies in several local competitions and medals in state and national senior games. In 1996, he was selected to be a torch bearer for the Olympic Games in Atlanta.

He enjoyed family reunions and made sure not to miss any. He was loved and will be missed, according to his family.

Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara Rozier Frankenthaler; his children, Debbie Lee Gaskin and Stanley Edward Frankenthaler III (Laura); his granddaughters, Jaynie and Kate Gaskin, Danielle and Brianne Husisian, Chloe Ferguson; a great-grandson, Tyler; siblings, James Robert Frankenthaler (Ethel) and his much younger sister, Jan Margaret Schmidt (John); nieces and nephews, Louis (Anat), Michael (Marci), Douglas (Michelle), Evan (Amy), and Gillian (Steve); and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

A memorial service was held June 22 at the Jesup Presbyterian Church and on June 23 at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapelin Hinesville.

The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to Jesup Presbyterian Church, 297 South Brunswick St., Jesup, GA 31546.

Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel was in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be made at www.Carter



Randy Veldhuizen

Okechobee, Florida—Randy Veldhuizen, 76, of Okeechobee died July 11, 2018, after a short battle with cancer.

The West Palm Beach native leaves a twin brother and his wife, Richard and Sandra Veldhuizen of Jesup; a niece, Dana; four daughters, Dorothy, Mary, Randi Sue, Elaine; and several grandchildren.

He was a retiree from the West Palm Beach Police Department. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Arie and Helen Veldhuizen.

A memorial will be announced at a later date.

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