10.29.16 Obituaries

Cornell Williams Sr.
Jesup—Cornell Williams Sr., 67, of Jesup died Oct. 24, 2016, following a brief illness.
He was born July 13, 1949, to Benjamin and Mary Jane Williams in Jesup. He was educated in the Wayne County Training School and was a retiree of Rayonier after 35 years of service. 
His hobbies included fishing and gardening, but his most precious time was spent with his grandchildren, according to his family. 
He was preceded in death by both parents, Benjamin and Mary Jane Williams.
Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Bobbie J. Williams of Jesup; four sons and four daughters-in-law, Steven and Cary Williams of Jesup, Cornell and Ebony Williams of Loganville, Jermaine and Cyrenthia Threat Williams of Jesup and Johnoiver “Chris” and Jasmine Williams of Jesup; four sisters and one brother-in-law, Coretha Outley of Ontario, Canada, Marilyn and Roger Ricks of Jesup, Bennie Bell Williams of Waycross and Towonner Brown of Jonesboro; two brothers and two-sisters-in-law, Alvin and Pearl William of Jesup and Donivier and Deborah Williams of Ludowici; eight grandchildren, Mark Scott, Xzavier Williams, Trevene Williams, Johnovier “JC” Williams, JaKari Williams, Jaznae Williams, Cortland Williams and Amariah Williams; his mother in-law, Vera Smith of Jesup; an aunt and her spouse, Josie and Nathaniel Carter of Ludowici; four sisters-in-law and a spouses, Vera and Weldon Hall of Dover, Delaware, Gloria Knight of Jesup, Linda Smith of Jesup, and Aliechia “Punkin” Smith of Jesup; two brothers in-law and their spouses, Larry and Delaine Smith of Midway and James and Kelley Smith of Jesup; his godchild, Rebie Nelson of Jesup; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will take place today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at Turning Point Ministries, located at 1810 S. Palm St. in Jesup.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Larry Clifton Bell Sr.
Jesup—Larry Clifton Bell Sr., 70, affectionately known by his family and friends as L.C., died Oct. 23, 2016, after an extended illness.
A resident of Wayne County for most of his life, he was born on May 15, 1946, in Odum to the late Darwin and Ora Lee Murray Bell. He served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam Conflict.
He was a perfectionist in everything he did, according to his family, who said that, whether he was working on air conditioning units or gardening and restoring cars for fun, everything he did was done to perfection.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, John D. Bell Sr., and his three sisters, Barbara Grace Walker, Jeanette Bell Faircloth, and India Bell Thornton.
Survivors include his siblings and their spouses, Ermitt D. and Terry Bell of Pensacola, Florida, Elaine Bell Mason of Jesup, James L. at Terri Bell of Jesup and Peggy and Allen Keener of Jesup, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial services were held Oct. 26 at Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church with the Rev. Mark Thornton officiating.
Interment was held immediately following the service in the church cemetery with military honors presented by the United States Navy.
Honorary pallbearers were employees of Georgia Hospice Care.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Jesup VFW Post 4583, 436 Project St. Jesup, GA 31545.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome
Howard & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
Franklin Anderson
Jesup—Franklin Anderson, 83, affectionately known by his family and friends as Frank or Jenkie, died Oct. 27, 2016, in Appling Healthcare System.
He was born on Nov. 6, 1932, in Odum to the late Tillman and Mamie Aspinwall Anderson. He worked as an instrument mechanic at ITT Rayonier for more than 40 years and was an active member of the United Steel Workers Local 787.
He attended church at First Freewill Baptist Church and enjoyed water skiing with his family in his younger years. He was a devoted fan of Neil Diamond and enjoyed reading and tinkering with computers in his spare time.
In addition to his parents, he was preceeded in death by his wife, Barbara Ann Sapp; a sister, Edwina Davis; a brother, Lenox Anderson; and a sister, Robbie Howard.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Sonia and Terry Kirkland of Guyton; granddaughter, Hayden Stanford of Guyton; siblings and their spouses, James and Chris Anderson of Mebane, North Carolina, Joanna and George Dart of Jesup, Turner and Shirley Anderson of Jesup and Betty Grace and Joe Rossman of Dublin; a brother-in-law and his wife, Albert and Nan Howard of Jesup; a sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Anderson of Jesup; his special companion, Martha Wildes of Jesup; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
A memorial service was held Oct. 28 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup with the Rev. Dale McCoy officiating.  The family received friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Interment was private.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545 or First Freewill Baptist Church, 795 South First St., Jesup, GA 31545.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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