Tue, 10/03/2017 - 4:40pm
Marjorie Newton Schille
Jesup—Marjorie Newton Schille, 96, died Oct. 2, 2017, at Altamaha Healthcare Center under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
She was born in Newcastle, England, on April 22, 1921, third of five daughters to the late Alfred and Emma Beckett Ismay. She spent her early years in England, where she worked in the child-care industry for many years, eventually working as a nanny for several different families. At the age of 17, she joined the English Women’s Army, where she served six years during World War II in the pay office and attained the rank of lance corporal. During her military service, she met her late husband, Emmett E. Schille. She moved to the United States, and the two were married in 1946 in Ellensburg, Washington.
She and her husband relocated several times in the coming years before settling in Boise, Idaho. In 1996, she moved to Statesboro to be close to her daughters and her beloved companion, Francis C. “Babe” Schille, who preceded her in death. In addition to her parents, husband and companion, her four sisters, Sheila, Betty, Joan and Brenda, have also preceded her in death.
She was a homemaker above all and enjoyed her family. She also enjoyed writing, gardening and painting. She had an appreciation for art of all kinds and was blessed as a skilled decorator.
She is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Marjett Schille and Mike Lewis of Ludowici and Candy “BK” Schille of Statesboro, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or www.stjude.org/donate.
Rinehart & Sons
Ethel King Edenfield
Jesup—Ethel King Edenfield, 81, of Jesup died Sept. 29, 2017, after an extended illness.
The Ware County native had lived in Wayne the past 60 years and was a member of Jesup Primitive Baptist Church. She enjoyed gardening, growing blueberries and being with her family, and she was the widow of Neal Joseph Edenfield.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and David T. Yawn of Jesup; a son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Sonda Edenfield of Jesup; grandchildren, Chase Edenfield, Ashlyn Edenfield and Ava Edenfield; a sister, Jewell Hersey of Blackshear; a step-grandson, David J. Yawn; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held Oct. 1 at Jesup Primitive Baptist Church with Pastor Keith Tillman and Elder Larry Tillman officiating.
Interment was in Bethesda Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Herman Lewis, Julian Lewis, Steve Wilcher, Ervin Rogers, Herman Lewis Jr. and John Ginn.
Memorials may be made to Jesup Primitive Baptist Church, 595 South First Street, Jesup, Georgia 31545.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Jesse A. Owens
Jesup—Jesse A. Owens, 70, of Jesup died Oct. 1, 2017, under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
The Lyons native and former resident of Blackshear had lived in Jesup for the past 23 years and was a retired truck driver with American Welding and Tank Company. His favorite pastimes were playing golf and watching television.
He was predeceased by his son, Jesse Andrew Owens.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Linda Owens of Jesup; three daughters, Sabrina Leaky of Tennessee, Sheila Sandavol and Jesseka Owens, both of Jesup; a son and daughter-in-law, the Rev. Thomas and Nicole Anderson of Stapleton; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Pat and James Norman of Maxwell, Florida, and Judy Durrence of Waycross; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Thomas Anderson officiating. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Mac Anderson, Chance Almanza, James Norman, Leslie Tyre, Donnie Durrence and Dillon Durrence.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Out of Town
Brunswick—Avinell Butler, 76, of Brunswick died Sept. 27, 2017, under the care of Georgia Hospice Care.
She was born May 28, 1941, in Baxley, the daughter of the late Jacob Boss Griffis, and the late Alene Thornton.
She was an active member of Sterling Church of God and a former member of the United Pentecostal Church, where she attended as a young child.
Her love for God showed in her life and love for her family, friends, church and anyone she met. She was “Grandma Abby” to many.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward T. Butler; a son J. Kevin Coleman; and a brother and sister–in-law, Talmadge E. and Eleanor P. Griffis; a sister, Alta Griffis; a nephew, Tony E. Griffis Sr.; and many other beloved family members.
Survivors include her three daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Ken Q. Raikes of Knoxville, Tennessee, Kimberly Q. and Tim Guest of Jesup, and Cindy and Sye Thomas of Brunswick; a stepson and his wife, Eddie and Susan Butler of Richmond Hill; a sister, Maxine Griffis Young of Haines City, Florida; grandchildren, Heather W. and Matt Bumgardner, Jaime Fuentes II, Jessica Turner, Ric Woodard, Carla Chockley, Adam Raikes, Michelle B. and Patrick Quinlan, Tara B. and Nathaniel Greene, Jake Thomas, Cameron Thomas, Caleb and Kenzie Thomas, Mikayla T. Cabrera, and MiKenzi Thomas; great- grandchildren, Elijah, Alayia, Jeremiah, Ava, Pierce, Abi-Lou, Ethan, Alyssa, Emma, Aiden, Caleb, Riley, Braedyn; a special niece, Sonja and Roy Brockington; a cousin, Wanda Self of Brunswick; several nieces and nephews whom she loved as her own; and many cousins.
A funeral service was conducted Oct. 2 at Sterling Church of God in Brunswick. The Rev. Larry Daughtry officiated with Leon Guest as guest speaker. Entombment followed at Chapel Park Cemetery in Brunswick.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in honor of Avinell Butler may be made to Sterling Church of God.
Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Brunswick—Jack Pascal, 76, of Brunswick died Sept. 28, 2017, at home surrounded by family and friends.
He served in the United States Marines from 1963 to 1969.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Samuel Pascal and Ruth Colvin Pascal.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara A. Pascal; a son, Jay Pascal; a daughter, Lisa Pascal; a stepson, Leon Ponsell; two stepdaughters, Christina M. Eunice and Lisa Ponsell; 11 step-grandchildren; a brother, Robert E. Pascal; two sisters, Barbara Riodarn and Carol Pascal; and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at the First United Pentecostal Church in Brunswick.
Golden Isles Cremation Center/Brunswick Memorial Park Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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