10.26.16 obituaries

Rinehart & Sons
Ulla Sorensen Clary
Jesup—Ulla Sorensen Clary, 86, of Jesup died Oct. 21, 2016, at her residence and under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
The Denmark native had lived in Wayne County the past 60 years. She was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, served on the Altar Guild and was active in the Episcopal Church Women. She was also a member of the Ben Gibbs Chapter 299 Grand Lodge of Eastern Star and the Pine Forest Ladies Golf Association.
She was a homemaker, master seamstress and bridge player and enjoyed traveling abroad and riding her bicycle.
She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Alvin Eugene “Gene” Clary.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and Dianne Clary of Jesup and Andy and Harriett Clary of Odum; four granddaughters and their spouses, Emily Blanton of Atlanta, Danielle and Brendan Herrin of Jesup, Courtney and Cheston Beverly of Jesup, and Jana Clary of Odum; a great-grandson, Abram Tate Herrin; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Ayoi Madsen and Ebbe Bitten and Frank Winter, all of Denmark; a brother and sister-in-law, P.E. and Ruth Sorensen of Denmark; many other Clary relatives; a special companion, Maxine; and caregivers, Delores Tomberlin, Pat Brantley and Pauline Dart.
Memorial services were held Oct. 23 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dee Shaffer officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545 or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 129, Jesup, GA 31598.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Kenneth “Kenny” David Cowart
Jesup—Kenneth “Kenny” David Cowart, 72, of Jesup died Oct. 21, 2016, at his residence surrounded by his family.
The Wayne County native was a member and former interim pastor of Spring Grove Free Will Baptist Church. While in retirement, he served as interim pastor of several local churches. He was a U.S. Army veteran, retired Rayonier employee, and member of IBEW Union. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing and winning people to the Lord.
He was predeceased by his parents, Lewis and Bertie Cowart.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Janice Ratliff Cowart of Jesup; a daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Mack McLain of Jesup; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Ken and Kim Cowart and Kevin Cowart of Jesup; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Keith and Sharon Cowart and Billy and Marilyn Cowart of Jesup; 11 grandchildren, Brittanie Chappel, Kevin Cowart II, Elena Sloan, Deacon Cowart, Chandler Cowart, Kalynn Johnson, Lily Cowart, Maggie Cowart, Kenley Cowart, Jonathan Cowart and Caleb Cowart; three great-grandchildren, Calania Sloan, Desmond and Devin Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service were held Oct. 24 at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Harris Nix and the Rev. Kipp Manning officiating along with American Legion Post No. 311 presenting the American flag. Interment was in Offerman Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Larry Christian, Jerry Brooker, Shelby Hart, Kevin Cowart, Kevin Cowart II and Robert Sheffield.
Honorary pallbearers were members of Spring Grove Adult Sunday School Classes and special caregiver, Rachel Stevens.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
James David Grigsby Sr. 
Screven--James David Grigsby Sr. died Oct. 20, 2016.
He was born on June 10, 1955, to the late Clara Francis McIntee-Grigsby and Henry Speed in Hollandale, Mississippi.
“Kitty,” as he was known by his family and friends, lived most of his life in Greenville, Mississippi, until he relocated to Screven approximately 16 years ago.  He worked many years as an auto mechanic for Joe’s Firestone and Tire Center in Greenville. He was the caregiver for both his late grandfather, George Grigsby, and his late mother, Clara Francis McIntee-Grigsby. 
He was also preceded in death by his father, Henry Speed, and his sister, Sarah McIntee.
He is survived by two daughters, DaWanda McMullen of Greenville, and Jamyce Freeman of Virginia; a son, James Grigsby Jr. of St. Louis, Missouri; a stepson, Gregory Host of Greenville; three brothers, Larry Grigsby of Screven,  Carlton Speed of Greenville and Michael Grigsby of Williamson, North Carolina; a sister in-law, Hilda Grigsby of Williamson; a brother in-law, Otis Harris of Greenville; 14 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Memorial services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Royal Funeral Home Chapel. Cremation will follow.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Frankie Lee Spears 
Jesup—Frankie Lee Spears, 60, of Jesup, died Oct. 21, 2016, at Glenview Health and Rehabilitation Center in 
Glennville following a lengthy illness.
A viewing is planned from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday at Royal Funeral Home Chapel.
Memorial services will be held Friday at 5 p.m. at Royal Funeral Home Chapel.  Cremation will follow services.
Royal Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of the arrangements.
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Ethel Boykin Robinson 
Atlanta—Ethel Boykin Robinson, a long-time educator in Wayne County, died Oct. 7, 2016.
Born in Camden, Alabama, in 1923 to Mary and Jake Boykin, she graduated from Camden Academy and then received her bachelor’s degree from Spelman College and her master’s degree from New York University.
She taught school in Moultrie, Douglas, DeKalk County, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Wayne County.
She was married to Dr. Frank Robinson, also an educator in Jesup, who preceded her in death in 1975. While here, she taught English, art and speech, and she worked as a guide for the school yearbook. She was named Teacher of the Year in 1965 and again in 1966 as well as Teacher of the Year in Region 11. She was a member of several professional organizations, including the Wayne County Teachers Association. 
After she retired from teaching in 1980, she began as an administrative assistant at Morehouse School of Religion at the Interdenominational Theological Center and was also an art consultant for churches and religious organizations.
During her life, she was a member of several churches, where she served in a number of capacities. While in Jesup, she was a member of Emory Chapel Methodist Church in Jesup. She served in church, civic and community organizations and was a trustee for the Georgia Baptist Children’s Home and Family Ministries.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her brother, Samuel McWilliams of Selma, Alabama; and her sisters, Minnie Boykin of Camden, Mary Robinson of Gastonburg, Alabama, Virginia Burrell of Gastonburg and Bessie Davis of Andrews, South Carolina.
She is survived by her son, Frank Robinson Jr. of Atlanta; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Alphenie Thomas of Camden and Juanita and Tommie Fuller of Screven; a brother, Jake Bobby Boykin of Los Angeles; and a host of nieces, nephews, close relatives and extended- family members.
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