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Ruth Madison Hines
Jesup—Ruth Madison Hines, 80, of Jesup died Oct. 5, 2017, at home surrounded by her loved ones following a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 14, 1937, to the late Otis Madison and Essie Solomon-Madison in Pembroke and was raised by her grandparents, Daisy and Samuel P. Cogdell. She was a member of New Emory Chapel United Methodist Church, where she served in the choir and as treasurer. She was a homemaker most of her life and enjoyed cooking, singing in the choir and praising the Lord. In 1999 she moved to Plano, Texas, to be with her daughter and returned to Jesup in 2016.
She was preceded in death by both parents; her grandparents; her husband, Harry W. Hines Jr.; and her siblings Samuel and Ronald L. Brown.
Survivors include three daughters, Essie P. Graham of Plano, Texas, Joann Curry of Jesup, and Tammy Roberts of Washington, D.C.; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Edward and Minnie Brown of Jesup and Henry David Wells of Waycross; six grandchildren, Larissa, Henry, Tyreese, Tobias, Jerry and Simeon; nine great-grandchildren, Myesha, Jamarcus, Tiandria, Keandre, Zinyah, Zimmerrion, Amari, Denasjah and Tobias Jr.; one great-great-grandchild, Jaleah Curry; two special friends, Elizabeth Smith and Ida Mae Campbell; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Royal Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Emory Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 311 N. Hickory St.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rose W. Pittman
Screven—Rose W. Pittman, 81, of Screven died on Oct. 7, 2017, at Coastal Manor Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.
She was born April 8, 1936, to the late Lester and Essie Doomes-Campbell in Screven. She was educated at the Wayne County Training School and was employed as a seamstress at Screven Manufacturing and Bonnie’s Sportswear. She was an active member of First African Baptist Church, serving as the treasurer of the mission department, on the pastor’s aide board and kitchen committee, and in the choir.
She was preceded in death by both parents; her husband, Clifford H. Pittman Sr.; and her siblings, Lester Campbell Jr., Emmanuel Campbell, Burnest Campbell, Mary Williams and Angelene Simpson.
She is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law, Essie and Kary Jenkins and Carolyn and Rayford Grant, all of Screven, and Cathie Pittman-Williams of Augusta; three sons and a daughter-in-law, Nathaniel Pittman and Harrell Pittman, both of Screven, and Clifford H. Jr. and Linda Pittman of San Antonio, Texas; one sister, Martha Pittman; one brother and sister-in-law , Theolis and Rita Campbell of Jesup; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
There will not be a wake. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services Friday at 11 a.m. at First African Missionary Baptist Church, located at 402 Tarber St. in Screven. Interment will follow in the Screven City Cemetery.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rinehart & Sons
Jack Dean Richardson
Jesup—Jack Dean Richardson, 75, of Jonesboro, Louisi-ana and Jesup died Oct. 3, 2017, at the Winnfield Hospital after a short illness.
Born in Monticello, Florida, on Jan. 8, 1942, he spent his first 28 years living in Jesup and was the youngest son of the late Earl Ottis and Gussie Dean McCall Richardson.
He was a 1960 graduate of Jesup High School, where he was an outstanding athlete. He was JHS’s quarterback when the high school football team won the Class AA state football championship in 1959. His senior year, he was the star pitcher on the first JHS baseball team to advance to the state playoffs.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Georgia Southern College in 1964. While in college, he worked at the Jesup Rayonier plant during the summers and later had a long working relationship with Yeomans Shoe Store.
In 1970 his family moved to Hilton Head where he went into business with his parents at their grocery store, Island Market. When his parents retired, he took over the ownership.
He was a member of Jesup Baptist Church and later became a charter member of Christ Lutheran Church of Hilton Head. His community memberships included the Jesup Jaycees and the Elks Club.
He was known for never meeting a stranger. He loved people and animals and enjoyed talking about sports. He was a longtime fan of the Chicago White Sox and the Washington Redskins.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Tracy Richardson of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, and their children, Brandon, Cassie and Natalie Richardson, who all are sophomores at Appalachian State; two daughters, Jennifer Richardson of Hilton Head and Tracey Richardson Harms of Lexington Park, Maryland, and her sons, Matthew Harms, who is a freshman at College of Southern Maryland, Brayden Harms and Cameron Richardson and his daughter’s mother, Linda Sears of Heber City, Utah; a brother and sister-in-law, Earl and Janice Richardson of Evans; a niece and her husband, Nicole and Mark Richardson-Smith, and their children, Olivia and Gracelyn, all of Johns Creek; a cherished friend, Johnnie Davis, and her family, all of Jonesboro; and a host of relatives and friends in Wayne County and Hilton Head.
Memorial services will be held Saturday at noon at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Tucker Lewis officiating.
Visitation will be held from 11 p.m. to noon prior to services at the funeral home.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Gary Edward Cothern
Jesup—Gary Edward Cothern, 70, of Jesup died Oct. 6, 2017, under the care of Heartland Hospice.
The Ohio native had lived in Wayne County the past 30 years and was a retired machinist. He loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Veranda Cothern of Jesup; two daughters and a son-in-law, Michelle and Lou Bernard of Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, and Jill Cothern of Brunswick; a son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Mary Cothern of Jesup; two grandchildren, Ian Cothern and Paul Bernard; a sister, Joann Manusaur of Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.
Private memorial services will be handled by the family.
Rinehart and Sons is in charge of arrangements.
Joanna Anderson Dart
Jesup—Joanna Anderson Dart, 89, died peacefully Oct. 7, 2017, under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
She was born March 16, 1928, in Wayne County to the late James Tillman and Mamie Aspinwall Anderson. She attended Empire Elementary School, graduated from Jesup High School and attended Douglas College. After college, she taught for many years at the Empire Elementary School and was the last surviving teacher of that era.
She married George Dart in April 1950 and lived a unique and interesting life as a military wife and mother. She made a wonderful home for her family in numerous places all over the world. She was a communicant of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, where she loved helping with decorations and food planning.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, James Dart; two sisters, Edwina Davis and Robbie Lee Howard; and two brothers, Lenox Anderson and Franklin Anderson.
Survivors include her husband of 67 years, George Dart of Jesup; a daughter and son-in-law, Georganna and Ron Brooks of Jesup; a granddaughter, Mamie Jacqueline Brooks of Hinesville; two great-grandchildren, Dede Rhoden and Hunter Rhoden of Ludowici; a sister, Betty Grace Rossman of Dublin; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Chris Anderson of Cherry Hill, North Carolina, and Turner and Shirley Anderson of Jesup; four special caregivers, Melissa Wolfe, Lisa Bagley, Lynn Herndon and Debbie Owens; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
Funeral services were held Oct. 10 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dee Shaffer, the Rev. Steve Larson and Deacon Marty Meuschke officiating.
Interment followed in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Albert Howard, Marshall Howard, Kyle McCrary, Hunter McCrary, Ellis Anderson and Walter Dart.
Remembrances may be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 745 South Palm St., Jesup, GA 31546 or Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.
Friends and family sign the online guestbook at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home Jesup was in charge of arrangements.
Out of Town
William “Bill” Thomas Archey
Alexandria, Virginia—William “Bill” Thomas Archey, 74, died Sept. 27, 2017, after suffering a stroke.
Born and raised in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, he grew up as the ninth of 11 children. He graduated from Providence College in 1964 and began his career at New England Telephone and Telegraph before moving to Detroit, Michigan, to work for the Ford Motor Company.
Among his highpoints at Ford, he was responsible for Elvis Presley’s F-150 account, paying multiple visits to Graceland to personally ensure “The King” was taken care of. He moved to Boston in the late 1960s to attend Northeastern Business School, which is where he met his future wife, Barbara. It was she who took him to the Washington, D.C., area in the mid-1970s. He remained a resident of the D.C. area until his death.
He had a long career in Washington in both the public and private sectors. He became deputy commissioner, and then acting commissioner of customs in the early 1980s, after prior roles at the Treasury Department and the Department of Justice. His last position in government was as acting assistant secretary for the trade administration in the U.S. Department of Commerce. He then joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce first as the international vice president in 1987 and then as the senior vice president for policy and congressional affairs.
A longtime registered Democrat, he was known for his nonpartisan, blunt and no-nonsense approach to policymaking during his career. His willingness to work with both sides of the aisle led to his ouster at the U.S. Chamber in 1994, after he collaborated closely with the Clinton Administration on healthcare reform, family members say. He soon started a new role as president and CEO of the American Electronics Association (now AeA), a nonpartisan lobbying firm for the tech industry. He spent the last 14 years of his career with AeA before retiring in 2008.
He and his wife were married in Alexandria in 1986 after an 18-year courtship, and their son, Clifford, was born in 1987. His dog, Dustin, named after Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, was the only thing in the world he loved more than his wife and son. He was known for being a great storyteller, mixing his trademark wit, candor, and unique life experiences to regale his friends and family over many a gathering at their home.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Barbara Powers Archey; his son, John Clifford Archey; his daughter-in-law, Jackie Mader; his grandson, Lucas Archey; and his brothers, Tommy and Jimmy Archey.
A memorial service will be held Oct. 16 at 11:30 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Alexandria. Friends and family are welcome.
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