10.24.18 obituaries



Timothy Darrell Martin

Jesup—Timothy Darrell Martin, 50, died at home Oct. 20, 2018, after a brief illness under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.

He was affectionately known by his family and friends as “Root” A native and lifelong resident of Wayne County, he was born on March 6, 1968, in Jesup to the late Willis and Leila Faye Dent Martin.

He was a concrete finisher by trade and enjoyed playing the guitar in his spare time.

Survivors include his two sons and daughters-in-law, Brandon and Nerissa Martin and Timothy and Jodi Martin, all of Jesup; a daughter, Lilly Martin of Jesup; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Terry and Shirley Martin of Jesup, Phil Martin of Mooresville, North Carolina, and Barry Martin of Jesup; six grandchildren; a caretaker and a longtime friend, Amanda Russell-Carter of Jesup; a lifelong friend, Toni Aspinwall Ray of Jesup; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended-family members.

A memorial service was held Oct. 23 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup with the Rev. Jack Lee officiating.

Howard and Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 


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William “Bill” Snipes Norwood

Jesup—William “Bill” Snipes Norwood, 81, died Oct. 21, 2018, after an extended illness.

The West Virginia native grew up in Griffin before moving with his family to Kannapolis, North Carolina, where he graduated from A.L. Brown High School.

After graduation, he attended the University of North Carolina and went to work with Woolworth and Ben Franklin department stores. In 1966, he moved his family to Jesup, where he and his wife, Helen, owned and operated Ben Franklin’s 5 & Dime. He retired from USF Holland Trucking Lines in Metter.

He was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, a past president of the Jesup Rotary Club, a former Jesup city councilman, and a founding member of the Jesup Liars Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William Snipes and Ethel Wortham Norwood Jr.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Helen Estella Henley Norwood of Jesup; two children, William Gary (Kim) Norwood of Cartersville, and Cindy Norwood Hart of Statesboro; four grandchildren, Mallory (Jacob) Wheeler of Swainsboro, Tyler (Jessie) Avera of Baxley, Ali (Corey) Evans of Cartersville, and Ross Norwood of Cartersville; a brother, Dale (Joyce) Norwood of Kannapolis, North Carolina;  a sister, Carol (Bob) Thomas of Bryson City, North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Epworth First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Duane Harper and Pastor Garth Duke-Barton officiating. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Tyler Avera, Ross Norwood, Jacob Wheeler, Corey Evans, Brian Thomas, and Will Smith.  Honorary pallbearers are all members of the Jesup Liar’s Club and Jesup Rotary Club.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Epworth First United Methodist Church, 675 S. Third St., Jesup, GA 31545.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Gladys Manning Yawn

Jesup—Gladys Manning Yawn, 88 of Jesup died Oct. 21, 2018, at her daughter’s residence in Hartford, Tennessee, after an extended illness.

The Wayne County native enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Carl Eugene Yawn, and a son, Winston Manning.

Survivors include two daughters, Rudell Cooley of Jesup and Janet Avera of Hartford; a brother, J.A. Manning of Jesup; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Manningtown Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Tim Fulmer and the Rev. Joe Manning officiating.

Interment will follow in Manningtown Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Hubert, Delmas and Walter Manning, Chris Avera, Kevin and Robert McLain.

Visitation will be one hour prior at the church.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




Liston Green Jr.

Jesup—Liston Green Jr., 72, died Oct. 19, 2018 at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin.

He was born Oct. 17, 1946, to the late Liston Green Sr. and Carletha S. Green. He was affectionately known as “Pop,” He served his country in the United States Army and was a proud Vietnam veteran.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Donnell Green; his grandson, Liston Kyler Copeland; and his second wife, Sabrina E. Green.

Survivors include his daughter, Tiffany (Nicole); his sons, Liston Travoris, Tremayne and Tareyan; his siblings, James, Katherine, Joseph, Patricia, Ronald (Melba) and Forrest (Debbie); his grandchildren, Marcus, Kennedy, Liston Kameron, and Kaylani; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, Oct. 26, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Royal Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. John Holiness Church with repast following.

The interment will at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville.

Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




Laverne Drury Frye Littlefield

Jesup--Laverne Drury Frye Littlefield, 85, of Jesup died Oct. 19, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah, following a brief illness.

Born in Waynesville, her parents were the late Floyd A. and Aline Doris Jacobs Drury.

She was a homemaker and a member of Wesleyan Methodist Church in Jesup. She loved to crochet, work crossword puzzles, read the Bible and above all she loved her family dearly.

She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene W. Frye; and her second husband, Hubert Griffin Littlefield; two grandsons, Adam Lee Mason and Ernest Lee Frye; her great-granddaughter, Patricia Mason; four sisters, Norma Drury, Adelaide Ivey, Anita Martin and Loretta Bishop; and her brother, Gerald Floyd Drury.

Survivors include her five children and their spouses, Caroline and David Mason of Cayce, South Carolina, Floyd Eugene “Buddy” and Cindy Frye of Lexington, South Carolina, Ernest W. and Virginia Frye of Nahunta, Loretta “Ann” and Kim Littlefield of Phenix City, Alabama, and Charlotte and Joe O’Neal of Jesup; 14 grandchildren and their spouses, Andy and Deborah Mason of Lexington, Randy and Stephanie Mason of Lexington, Benjamin Lee Frye of Lexington, Hollie Williams of Gaskin, South Carolina, Gene Frye (Fairiby Hanchey) of Waycross, Kala F. and Dusty Crawford, of Bolivar, Tennessee, Kelly and Samantha Young of Blackshear, Ashley and Jestin Lloyd, of Hickox, Jennifer and Josh Humphrey of Raleigh, North Carolina, Amber and Chris Dover of Phenix City, Mike and Dana O’Neal, of Folkston, Billie O’Neal of Jesup, Ricky O’Neal (Tory Baker) of Jesup; 32 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; also several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Oct. 21 at the Chapel of Frye Funeral Home with the Rev. Sheldon Rowell and the Rev. Josh May officiating.

Interment was in Southland Memorial Gardens Oct. 22 in West Columbia, South Carolina.

Honorary pallbearers were Andy Mason, Randy Mason, Benjamin Frye, Gene Frye, Kelly Young, Mike O’Neal and Ricky O’Neal.

Arrangements were with Frye Funeral Home of Nahunta.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at fryefh.com.


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