10.9.19 obituaries

Rinehart & Sons


Johnny Johnson

Jesup--Johnny Johnson, 69, of Jesup died Oct. 6, 2019.

The Eastman native had lived most of his life in Wayne County and was a Baptist.

He spent many years in the retail business and enjoyed managing Captain Joe’s Seafood Restaurant in Jesup for the past 27 years. He was an avid golfer and Altamaha River rat but enjoyed spending time with his family most of all.

His parents, Charlie and Claudia Johnson, preceded him in death.

Survivors include a companion and soulmate, Catina Robinson of Jesup; daughter, a Kelli (Warren) Collier of Jesup; a son, Andy (Donna) Johnson of Brunswick; a sister, Janis (Len) Hauss of Jesup; a brother, Danny (Linda) Johnson of San Diego, California; grandchildren, Wyatt and Willa Collier; and a special daughter, Brittany Robinson of Jesup.

A celebration of life service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with Dr. Felix Haynes officiating.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Betty Brady Moody

Jesup--Betty Brady Moody, 92, of Jesup died Oct. 7, 2019.

The Emanuel County native had lived in Wayne County the past 46 years. She was a dedicated member of Hickory Street Church of God and had been attending Memorial Baptist Church. She was a graduate of Georgia Teachers College and the Armstrong Business College. She taught school for many years.

Her husband, First Sgt. U.S. Army Airborne Ranger (retired) Alfred Lee Moody, preceded her in death.

Survivors are two daughters, Marilyn C. Peck of Jesup and Lora Moody of Pensacola, Florida, and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Manning Jr. officiating. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be her family.

Visitation will be held an hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Harry G.  Richardson

Jesup--Retired Sgt. First Class Harry G. Richardson, 84, of Jesup, died Oct. 8, 2019.

The Miami, Florida, native lived in Wayne County the past 40 years and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served for 27 years, including time in Korea and Vietnam. He received the Purple Heart and Silver Star medals.

He enjoyed football, fishing and his family.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Helga S. Richardson of Jesup; daughters, Rebecca (George) Kessner, Carla (Jim) Wells, Vicky Richardson and John, and Candice Richardson, all of Jesup; a son, George (Anette) Richardson of Orlando, Florida; nine grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Graveside funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Sunset Memorial Oakes Cemetery with the Rev. Clayton Dowd officiating along with full military honors. Active pallbearers will be his family.

Family will receive friends from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home prior to graveside services.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Out of Town


Joseph “Joe” Harold Fry Sr.

Brunswick--Joseph “Joe” Harold Fry Sr., 76, of Bruns-wick died Oct. 7, 2019, at Southeast Georgia Health Systems under the care of Heartland Hospice.

He was born May 13, 1943, in Jesup, to Joseph Homer and Martha Sally Madray Fry. He was a 1961 graduate of Jesup High School and had lived in Brunswick for the past 58 years.

He worked for Brunswick Pulp & Paper Company for 37 years, retiring from Georgia Pacific in 2000. He was a member of Retirees of Brunswick Pulp & Paper Company, the Altamaha Regional Park Association (where he also served on the board of directors), the Golden Isles Horseshoe Pitchers Club and the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association. He was an avid fisherman.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Ouida Hutchinson Fry; sons, Joey H. Fry Jr., of Brunswick, Jeff H. Fry of Spartanburg, South Carolina; a sister, Christine (Will) Cutcliff of Jesup; grandchildren, Zac (Allie) Fry, Kati Fry (Graham) Kelly, Zane Fry and Jordan Fry; a great-grandson, Zac ‘Van’ Fry Jr.; a sister-in-law, Peggy H. (Wayne) Godwin; brothers-in-law, Jack Hutchinson and Ronnie (Gennie) Hutchinson; and his wonderful caregivers, Cheryl Anderson, Debbie and Patrick Duncan, Greg and Marlene Batten, Sharon Peterson, Johnette Fraser, Becky Clark, Rhonda Harrison and Betty Montgomery. He also is survived by his companion, Beau.

Funeral services will be held Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. at Chapman Funeral Chapel in Brunswick with the Rev. Bill Manning and the Rev. Wayne White officiating.

Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Cemetery with Curt Spell, Greg Spell, Ronnie “Bubba” Hutchinson Jr., Brian Whitten, Greg Batten and Neal Boatright serving as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be member of the Altamaha Park Association, the Jesup High School Class of 1961, members of the Golden Isles Horseshoe Pitchers Club, members of the National Horseshoe Pitchers Association, and retirees of Brunswick Pulp and Paper.

The family will be receiving friends at Chapman Funeral Chapel from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 17.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are requested to Heartland Hospice or a charity of the donors choice.

Chapman Funeral Chapel & Crematory is in charge of the arrangements.

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