Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:45pm
Rinehart & Sons
Faye Bennett Graham
Jesup—Faye Bennett Graham, 83, of Jesup died peacefully Oct. 13, 2017, after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native was a Christian, pianist and faithful member of Little Creek Baptist Church for more than 65 years. She was retired after serving more than 60 years in the Wayne County Clerk of Court’s Office, first as secretary for her father, the late Rev. Stetson F. Bennett Sr., and then as chief deputy clerk of court under her brother, the late Stetson F. Bennett Jr., until her retirement in 2012.
She was very active in Jesup and Wayne County and especially known for loving to help those in need at times of sickness and bereavement. She was once asked what she would most like to be known for, and she replied, “That I helped others.”
She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, Eugene R. Graham Sr.; parents, the Rev. Stetson F. Bennett and Irene Little Bennett; brothers, Dr. Robert Reppard Bennett, Richard Gordon “Buddy” Bennett and Stetson F. Bennett Jr.; and sisters, Mary Ruth Tootle Strickland and Violet Irene Bennett.
Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Russ Graham of Clayton and Michael Fleming and Cheryl Graham of Jesup; five grandchildren, Margaret Frances (Maggie) Graham, Addie Caroline Graham and Hallie Faith Graham, all of Jesup, Caleb Russell Graham of Alexandria, Virginia, and Taran Michael Graham of Jesup; three great-grandchildren, Hadleigh Grace Bell, Adeline Sage O’Neal and Jeremy Ryder Head; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Luther Graham, Jean and Joe Cunningham, all of Jesup, Charlotte and Jimmy Tillman of Maggie Valley, North Carolina, and Lola and Paul Jamesky of St. Simons Island; sisters-in-law, Patsy Bennett of Jesup, Anita Bennett of Gainesville, Jayne Bennett of Glennville, Evon Johnson of Jesup and Avie Lee Thornton of Jesup; a brother in-law, the Rev. Edward Graham of Jesup; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Oct. 15 at Jesup First Baptist Church with the Rev. Shon Cunningham, the Rev. Jack Lee and the Rev. Charles Smith officiating. Interment was in Little Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Charlie Hinson, Ronald Carter and grandsons and great-grandsons of the late Rev. Stetson F. Bennett Sr. and the late Frank Graham: Dr. Hugh Armstrong, Dr. James L. Graham, Dr. Richard Bennett, Dr. Stetson Bennett III, John Bennett, Dr. William Bennett, David Graham, Earl Graham, Jeffery Graham, Paul Graham, Darren Jones, Dean Johnson, Ray Thornton, Jay Tillman, Berry Tillman, Al Tootle, Jeff Tootle, Brad Tootle, Dr. Hank Yeargan and Bo Yeargan.
Honorary pallbearers were employees of the Wayne County Clerk of Court’s Office past and present, Little Creek Baptist Church Sunshine Group, nurses and staffs of both the Harborview Nursing Home and Heartland Hospice, Dr. R.A. Pumpelly IV and Dr. Stephen Pappas, and their nurses and staffs.
Memorials may be made to Fair Haven, P. O. Box 1153, Jesup Georgia 31598.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Cathy Ann Manning
Jesup—Cathy Ann Manning, 62, of Jesup died Oct. 14, 2017, after a short illness.
The Wayne County native worked throughout her adult life in many divisions of the government. She was predeceased by her parents, Jake and Martha Manning.
Survivors include two sisters and a brother-in-law, Sandra and Harold Thomas of Angleton, Texas, and Sharon Manning of Durango, Colorado; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Karen Manning of St. Marys and Kenny and Terri Manning of Jesup; and several nieces and nephews.
Private memorial services will be held by the family.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Glenniece Hires Weeks
Odum—Glenniece Hires Weeks, 86, of Odum died Oct. 13, 2017, after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native had lived in Odum most of her life and was the salutatorian and most valuable player of the basketball team of Odum High School.
She was a Baptist and a homemaker.
She was predeceased by her parents, Perry Flemming and Murlee Odum Hires; a sister, Venera Altman; and a brother, James Larry Hires.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Rose Weeks of Goldsboro, North Carolina; two grandsons, Brian and Daniel Weeks; a granddaughter, Kailey Weeks; several great-grandchildren; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Lindell “Catfish” Hires of Odum and Jimmy and Libby Hires of Richmond Hill; a sister, Hedy Hires of Jesup; two nieces and their husbands, Melissa and Gary Blanton and Kala and James Hobbs, all of Jesup; three nephews, Kevin Altman, Brian Hires and Jay Hires, all of Jesup; and a brother-in-law, W.D. Altman of Jesup.
Graveside funeral services were held Oct. 16 at Odum City Cemetery with the Rev. Calvin Anderson officiating.
The family received friends at the cemetery.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Herman Latson Jr.
Jesup—Herman Latson Jr., 74, died Oct. 16, 2017, at Hospice Savannah.
A native and lifelong resident of Jesup, he was born Dec. 28, 1942, to the late Louella and Herman Latson Sr. In his early days, he worked at Wayne Memorial Hospital, and later he began a longtime career at Rayonier, from which he retired. He enjoyed gardening and loved helping his brother in the family shoe-repair business.
In his younger days, he enjoyed bodybuilding and was a longtime member of Bennett Union Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as an usher.
In addition to his parents, his grandmother, Mazarine Kirby, and his brother, Edward Lee Latson, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his two sons, Sherman William of Atlanta and Frank Latson III of Savannah; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Caroline Jackson of Columbus, Luella M. and Curtis Sanders of Richmond Hill, Myrtice Aquila and Joseph Doore of Steilaboom, Washington, and Lakecia C. Latson of Jesup; a host of gra ndchildren, great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles and extended-family members.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup with the Rev. Brandon Ogden officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Interment will be private.
Remembrances may be made to any nonprofit hospice of the donor’s choice.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
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