11.12.16 Obituaries

Ashleigh Lashai Oliver
Jesup—Ashleigh Lashai Oliver, 28, died on Nov. 7, 2016, at home.
A native and lifelong resident of Wayne County, she was born on Feb. 12, 1988. She was a loving mother and homemaker who devoted her life to her children and her family, her family said.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Larry Jones, and her paternal grandparents, “H.” and Annie Oliver.
Survivors include her four children, Gavin, Jaylynn, Bentley and Cassandra, all of Jesup; her mother, Phyllis Jones and father, Hilton Oliver; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Wayne Oliver, Nicholas Jordan, and Larry and Cyndi Rae Oliver, all of Jesup; a sister, Adrianna, who is serving in the U.S. Air Force at Malmstrum Air Force Base in Great Falls, Montana; a maternal grandmother, Margie Blanton of Jesup; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and a large extended family.
Private funeral services were held at Howard & Jones Funeral Home with burial following in Thompson Family Cemetery on Annie Thompson Road officiated by the Rev. Jimmy Lord.
Pallbearers were Norman Franklin, J.W. Oliver, Carlton McReady, Cody Waters, Jeff Hughes and Harley Howell.
Remembrances may be made to the Fairhaven Battered Women’s Shelter, P.O. Box 1153, Jesup, GA 31598 or the charity of the donor’s choice.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rinehart & Sons
Dessie M. Morris
Jesup—Dessie M. Morris, 93, a longtime resident of Jesup died peacefully Nov. 9, 2016, at her home in Collierville, Tennessee.
She was with family when she went “to be with the Lord” just a few days short of her 94th birthday, according to her family. She was born Nov. 22, 1922, in rural Wayne County. She married William E. Morris.
During World War II, while her husband was serving in Europe, she worked at the J.A. Jones Shipyard in Brunswick and her photo was on the cover of the March. 5, 1945, Atlanta Journal Sunday Magazine performing her “Rosie the Riveter” duties at the shipyard.
She and her husband settled in Miami, Florida, after the war, and she devoted her life to her family. The couple returned in 1981 to Jesup, where she was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church choir. She was active in the Eastern Star and the Jesup Garden Club.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, William E. Morris; her son, Wayne Morris; parents, Neal and Neva Murray; and seven sisters and brothers.
Survivors include a loving daughter and son-in-law, Teri Lynn and Samuel Thomas Camp of Collierville, Tennessee; five grandchildren, Wayne Morris of Lake City, Florida, Lisa Morris Perry of Franklin, James Morris of Franklin, Amy Griffin of Germantown, Tennessee, and Kimberly Farr of Albany; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 1 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Thomas Waters officiating. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be family and friends.
Visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Lindsey Eugene Wynn
Odum—Lindsey Eugene Wynn, 69, of Odum died Nov. 10, 2016, after a short illness.
The Wayne County native was a member of Piney Grove Church of God and a retired Department of Transportation employee and former employee of Rayonier, the Wayne County Road Department, and M&W Farms of Odum.
He enjoyed visiting with friends, as well as NASCAR racing, truck pulls and hunting.
He was predeceased by his wife, Opal Teston Wynn, and parents, R.J. and Lois Poppell Wynn.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Lindy and Jamie Greene of Odum; brothers and sisters-in-law, James H. “Bear” and Carolyn Wynn and Glynn and Judy Wynn of Odum; grandchildren, Carmon and Dalton Greene of Odum; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove Church of God with the Rev. Calvin Anderson, the Rev. Jimmy Lord, Pastor Richard Dobson, and the Rev. Varney Aspinwall officiating. Interment will be in Piney Grove Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Robert Wynn, Terry Tillman, Heath Wynn, Johnny Wheelis, Wade Madray and Darwin “Possum” Kelly. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class of Piney Grove Church of God.
Visitation will be held today (Saturday) from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Out of Town
Donell Juanita Bryant Moore
Mershon—Donell Juanita Bryant Moore died Nov. 5, 2016, after a brief illness.
She was born to Albert J. and Trudie Mae Bryant of Appling County.
She was educated in the Wayne County Training School. Her hobbies included yard-sale and retail shopping, but her most precious time was spent with her children and grandchildren, according to her family.
She was preceded in death by both parents, Albert and Trudie Bryant.
Survivors include her husband, David “Danny” Moore of Mershon; one son and one daughter-in-law, Robert and Abigail Bryant of Baxley; five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Vernelle and Timmy Wesley of Alma, Rebecca Moore of Mershon, Rosalind and Gabriel Smith, Katherine Moore and Danielle and Jermaine Lee, all of Waycross; eight brothers and five sisters-in-law, James Bryant of Screven, Hezekiah Bryant of Odum, Jerry and Alberta Bryant of Jesup, Herbert Bryant, Albert J. and Barbara Bryant, Ronald and Carol Bryant, Donald and Helen Bryant and Carder and Rose Bryant, all of Bristol; two sisters and two brothers-in-law, Bertha and Richard Jackson of Jesup and Shirley and Johnny Jernigan of Merson; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will take place today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Life Changing Ministries, located at 521 Brown St., in Screven.
Perry Brothers Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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