10.7.17 obituaries

June Carter Flowers
Jesup—June Carter Flowers, 89, died Oct. 4, 2017, at Somerby of Sandy Springs under the care of Agape Hospice.
She spent her early years in Odum where she and her family were members of Odum United Methodist Church. She was a graduate of Young Harris College and taught school for a short period of time before homesickness caused her return to Jesup, where she and her late husband owned and operated Flowers Jewelers for more than 50 years.
She attended First Baptist Church of Jesup and enjoyed shopping, traveling and reading in her spare time. Spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and making and eating homemade ice cream were her favorite pastimes by far.
She was preceded in death by her father, Sonny Carter; her mother and stepfather, Essie Carter Martin and Joe Martin; her husband, Ben D. Flowers; a daughter, Bengie Flowers Sadoshima; a sister Harolyn Madray; and a son-in-law, Wayne Grace.
Survivors include three daughters and a son-in-law, Gay Grace of Macon, Joy F. and Robert Stallings of Port Republic, Virginia, and Bonnie Roth of Newport Beach, California; grandchildren and their spouses, Zachary W. Grace of Macon, Andrew D. Grace and wife Martha Collins of Atlanta, Sean B. Stallings of Port Republic, Shanon J. and Prentice Stallings of Port Saint Joe, Florida, Manuela G. Goulden of the District of Columbia, Patrick M. Goulden, Ivara Roth and Sam Roth all of Newport Beach, and Kyoko and Mimi Sadoshima of Los Angeles, California; five great-grandchildren, Sarah Crenshaw, Naomi Mae, Virginia, Essie and Eleanor; and numerous extended family members.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup with Dr. Michael VonMoss officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
Remembrances may be made to Agape Hospice Care, Inc., 1395 South Marietta Parkway, SE Building 750, Suite 730, Marietta, GA 30067.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cathy Diane Rankin
Jesup—Cathy Diane Rankin, 53, of Jesup died on Oct. 4, 2017, at Southeast Georgia Healthcare System Bruns-wick following a lengthy illness.
She was born on Sept. 10, 1964, to the late Johnnie Rankin and Irezetta Williams-Rankin in Jesup.
She received her education in the public school system of Wayne County and was employed as a certified nursing assistant with Beverly Healthcare and Rehabilitation until her health would no longer allow her to do so.
She was preceded in death by both parents; a sister, Marilyn Walker; and two brothers, Alfonzo Williams and Johnnie Rankin Jr.
She is survived by her companion of 20-plus years, Jerry Williams of Jesup; her children, Brian Rankin, Roderick Rankin, Terry Key and Roosevelt Key Jr., all of Jesup; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Annie and Norris Jones of Jesup, Ruby and Ronald Baldwin of Jesup, and Debra Nix of Waynesboro, Mississippi; two brothers, Terrance and Bruce Rankin, both of Jesup; her aunts, Martha Jones and Mary Dickens-Felden, both of Jesup; her uncles and their wives, Warren and Dee Williams of Augusta, Lanzy and Regina Williams of Augusta, Henry Iverson Williams of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Ronald Williams of Greenville, South Carolina; her godchild, Khadijah Bryant of Jesup; her sister-in-law, Angela Rankin of Jesup; eight grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
There will not be a wake. Remains will lie in state prior to services.
Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 3 p.m. at Bethlehem Temple. Cremation will follow the services.
Royal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Terrence D. Richburg
Jesup—Terrence “Terry” DeWayne Richburg, 53, died Sept. 28, 2017, at his residence surrounded by his loved ones.
He was born on May 12, 1964, to John Henry and Virginia Richburg in Surrency. He was a graduate of Appling County High School in Baxley and later joined the United States Navy, where he served his country for 10 years.
He was a devoted son to his mother and to his family, never missing the chance to come home every year in November to be with his family and his childhood friends.
He is survived by his loving and devoted mother, Virginia Richburg; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Lillie and Simeon Burkett, Vegra Richburg and Tanya Camille Richburg; five brothers and four sisters-in-law, John Henry and Betty Richburg Jr., Dexter Richburg, Ricaardo and Kazuna Richburg, Alexander and Kathy Richburg and Derrick and Lisa Richburg; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends.
Funeral services were held Oct. 4 at Surrency Grove Baptist Church. Interment was in Surrency Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
Royal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Rinehart & Sons
Karen Elaine Holland Willis
Brunswick—Karen Elaine Holland Willis, 67, of Bruns-wick and formerly of Jesup and Trenton died Monday evening at a Chattanooga, Tennessee, hospital.
She was retired from Coastal Manor, where she was a licensed practical nurse. She was a member of the Crossroads Church of God in Jesup.
She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Beatrice DeFoy Holland; a son, Jess “Cat Head” Chancy Jr.; and sisters, Donna Joe Chapman and Nelda Ann Kennedy.
Survivors include her husband, Joseph T. Willis Jr. of Brunswick; a son, David Chancy of Trenton; a stepdaughter and her husband, Nancy and James Spradley of Waynesville; a stepson, Steven Thomas Willis of Jesup; two grandchildren; a sister, Barbara Jones of Trenton; a brother, David Edward Holland Jr. of Trenton; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 3 p.m. at the Crossroads Church of God with the Rev. Hulet Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. prior to services at the church.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
James “Donald” Davis
Jesup—James “Donald” Davis, 81, of Jesup died Oct. 5, 2017, at his home and under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
The Wayne County native was a member of Cornerstone United Pentecostal Church, where he enjoyed working the Red Bus Ministry. A retired truck driver, he also enjoyed music, mechanic work and working in his yard.
He was predeceased by his son, Phillip Davis; parents, Jim and Kathleen Davis; and a brother, Quinton Davis.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Betty Warnock Davis of Jesup; a daughter and son-in-law, Velvet and Rodney O’Quinn of Jesup; a son and daughter-in-law, Donnie and Kelly Davis of Brunswick; three sisters, Julie Smith of Nahunta, Reba Taylor of Offerman and Diane Stephens of Jesup; and three grandchildren, Morgan and Madison O’Quinn and Brandon Owens.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Cornerstone United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Rodney O’Quinn and the Rev. Ray Worley officiating. Private family interment will be in the Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. prior to services at the church.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John Edward Carter
Baxley—John Edward Carter, 81, died Sept. 29, 2017, at the Charlie Norwood Veterans Hospital in Augusta.
He was born April 13, 1936, in Appling County. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the Hancock Aircraft Carrier. Following his Navy service, he worked many years at the Gilman Paper Company in St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Langford Gilmore Carter and Bessie Kennedy Carter; his brother, L.G. Carter Jr.; his nephew, Art Hardy; and his niece, Andrea Hardy.
Survivors include his sister, Fey Carter Hardy, and many cousins.
His body has been donated to Augusta University Medical School.
Memorial services will be held Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. at Friendship Baptist Church in Odum with the Rev. Phillip Osteen officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery fund at 209 Friendship Church Road, Odum, GA 31555.
Friends and family may sign the online guest book at noblesfh.com.
Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.
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