10.4.17 Obituaries

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.
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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
Avinell​ ​Butler
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.
Jack Pascal
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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