7.18.18 obituaries

Rinehart & Sons


Effie Royal Gamble

Screven—Effie Royal Gamble, 99, of Screven died July 14, 2018, after an extended illness.

The Wayne County native was a member of Screven United Methodist Church and a homemaker who was known as a “true Southern lady.”

She enjoyed traveling especially cruising; cooking; and making jelly. Her favorite pastime was playing games with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her daughters, Janice Karlbom and Latricia Gingerick; three brothers, Bill, Ernest and Robert; and five sisters, Sadie, Lois, Gertha, Dorothy and Georgia.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Carolyn W. and Bob Mason of Beaufort, South Carolina and Lanora and Bob Taliaferro of Jacksonville, Florida; nine grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held July 17 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Darrell Carter officiating. Interment followed in the Screven City Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Phillip Stanfield, Joseph Mason, Jamie Mason, Aaron McIntyre, Rob Taliaferro, Sid Royal and Graham Tyre.

The family wishes to thank her special caregivers and Heartland Hospice for the wonderful care the last few weeks of her life.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Kaye Cummings Sanderson

Jesup—-Kaye Cummings Sanderson, 69, of Jesup died July 15, 2018, in St. Vincent Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, after a short illness.

Memorial services will be held July 21 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church with Dr. Ron Wilcox officiating.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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James Clinton Mikell

Gulf Breeze, Florida—James Clinton Mikell, 74, of Gulf Breeze was promoted to Glory on July 12, 2018, after an extended illness.

The Jesup native made Gulf Breeze his home in 1982 where he pastored Sea Breeze Baptist Church from that time until his retirement in 2015. He earned his Doctor of Theology degree from West Florida Baptist Institute in 2006 and authored two books. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church, Pensacola, Florida.

He was predeceased by his parents, Clinton Maroe and Rosella (Griffis) Mikell; two sisters, Jerlden Mikell and Edna (Mikell) Lightsey; his infant son, Richard Allen Mikell; and his nephew, Henry Clifton Barrow Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Phnecia Bowman Mikell, of Gulf Breeze; five children and their spouses, Karen and Ray Meigs of Folsom, Louisiana, Deborah and Greg Semore of Pensacola, Paul and Angelina Mikell of Pensacola, Stephen and Shannon Mikell of Covington, Louisiana, and Amanda and Eain Semore of Pensacola; 13 grandchildren, Jennifer and Robert Smart, Jason and Jessica Perry, Joseph and Lauren Perry, Shannyn Mikell, Sarah and Jonathan Mattingly, Kaleb Mikell, Alexis and Logan Saint-Pierre, Matthew and Michael Meigs, Emma and Ethan Mikell, Eli and Leah Semore; and seven great-grandchildren, Garrett, Gabriella and Gianna Smart, Kalysta and Isabella Brown, Magdalene Perry and Asher Mattingly.

Funeral services were held July 16 at Bethel Baptist Church, Pensacola, with Pastor Wayne Cooper, Brother Larry Huffman and Brother Ray Meigs officiating. Interment was at Rose Lawn Cemetery, Gulf Breeze.

Active pallbearers were his grandsons and grandsons-in-law, Jason Perry, Joey Perry, Kaleb Mikell, Matthew Meigs, Michael Meigs, Robert Smart, Jonathan Mattingly and Logan Saint-Pierre. Honorary pallbearers were his grandsons, Ethan Mikell and Eli Semore, and his former students at West Florida Baptist Institute.

Memorials may be made to Bethel Baptist Church, Pensacola; Glenwood Baptist Youth Camp, Folsom; or West Florida Baptist Institute, Pensacola.

The family would like to extend special thanks to pastor Wayne Cooper and the members of Bethel Baptist Church; Kathy and Jestina of Granny Nannies; Kim and nurses of Covenant Hospice; and Brother Larry Huffman.


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