10.1.16 Obituaries

Rinehart & Sons
 Linda Harris Dixon
Jesup—Linda Harris Dixon, 72, of Jesup died Sept. 28, 2016, after an extended illness. 
The Wayne County native was a member of Gardi Baptist Church and a retired sales manager.  She enjoyed gardening, listening to gospel music, reading and spending time with her pet, Bailey.
Her parents, Bennie and Jessie Harris, preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter, Debbie White of Brunswick; a son, Stephen Dixon of Brunswick; a grandson, Jared Bellflower of Brunswick; a great-granddaughter, Aubree Bellflower; sisters and brothers-in-law, Frankie Eason, Gayle and Jim Franklin, and Sandra and Richard Veldhuizen, all of Jesup; a brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Donna Harris of Jesup; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Randy Pruitt and the Rev. Vann Dempsey officiating. Interment will be in the Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the Ladies Sunday School Class of Gardi Baptist Church.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, GA 31525.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Tommy Joe Godwin
Odum—Tommy Joe Godwin, 73, of Odum, died Sept. 30, 2016, after an extended illness.
The Cook County native had lived in Wayne County the past 30 years and was a retired commercial truck driver.
He enjoyed gardening, fishing, travel and writing poetry and was an amateur artist.
Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Laura Wilson Godwin of Odum;  daughters, Anny Jo Nettles and Dony Godwin Rogers, both of Bentonville, Arkansas;  Kim Morales of Atlanta; sons, T. J. Godwin, Jr. of Pennsylvania, and Joedy Godwin of Atlanta;  a sister, Jean Oliver of Sumter, South Carolina;  a brother and sister-in-law, Jackie and Doris Godwin of Tifton;  and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Private memorial services will be held by the family.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
Out of Town
Betty Weaver Collins
Orangeburg, S.C.—Betty Weaver Collins, 68, died Sept. 5, 2016.
She was born March 12, 1948, in Jesup and was the daughter of Jim and Sara Lou May Weaver. 
She was a member of the Journey Community Church. She and her husband, David Collins, owned and operated Direct Carpets in Orangeburg.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and was a “special lady” to everyone she met, according to her family.
She was preceded in death by both parents.
Survivors include her husband, David Collins of Orangeburg; two sons, Kenneth Kent of Neeses, South Carolina, and David Wesley Collins of Orangeburg; one daughter and one son-in-law, Lisa Kay and Curtis Marchant of Wilmington, North Carolina; two siblings and their spouses, Geraldine Mobley and Christine Mullis, both of Jesup, and Walter Weaver of Monks Corner, South Carolina; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.
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