Linda White Crandall
Jesup--Linda White Crandall, 64, died Nov. 9, 2018 at home.
She was born on July 30, 1954, in Flint, Michigan, to the late Robert “Bob” and Georgene Fleming White. She spent her early years there before moving to Marquette, Michigan, where she attended Northern Michigan University and was recipient of a bachelor’s degree.
She began her career as a medical technologist. She eventually relocated to Atlanta, where she worked for Emory University Medical Center, American Red Cross and St. Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta, processing blood work and preparing blood to help provide care to patients in need.
Her work ethic and strong desire to learn led her back to college for a second time later in life, when she studied computer networking at DeVry University. She spent several years working for Sprint using her second degree. She worked two jobs for several years to put her daughter through school at Emory University.
She felt strongly about education and wanted to provide her daughter the best opportunity to follow her dreams to become a physician, at the sacrifice of her own, according to her family.
In 2014, once she learned she was having a grandson, she retired to Jesup to help care for her first grandson, Zander Crandall. Later, she moved to Brunswick to continue to be near her beloved grandchildren, which expanded to two one year ago with the birth of Jaxson Crandall.
She enjoyed reading, knitting, birdwatching, creating her butterfly garden, traveling, cooking and playing computer games in her spare time. She had just returned from a cruise to Alaska, a lifelong goal of hers, where she watched whales in the wild, saw huge deep blue glaciers and even caught a halibut as tall as her.
However, her favorite times were spent with her family and grandchildren, whom she adored. Her happiest moments were in the company of her two grandsons, Zander and Jaxson, or, as she called him “Zax.”
In addition to her parents, her two brothers, Richard and Don White, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her daughter, Dr. Elizabeth “Lisa” Crandall and husband, Justin, of Jesup and Brunswick; two brothers, Doug White of Battle Creek, Michigan, and Bob White and wife, Kathleen, of Hereford, Arizona; two grandsons, Zander and Jax Crandall; and ex-husband and lifelong friend, Norman Crandall and wife, Carolyn Brown, of Atlanta.
Memorial services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup with the Rev. Stanley Todd officiating.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rinehart & Sons
Rev. Charles W. Johnson Sr.
Jesup--The Rev. Charles W. “Purty and Good” Johnson Sr., 76, of Jesup died Nov. 9, 2018, at his residence under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
The Pierce County native had lived in Wayne County the past 50 years. He was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church and a minister of the gospel. He was also a former employee of Brunswick Pulp and Paper Company and retired state-aid coordinator with the Georgia Department of Trans-
portation. Some of his hobbies included woodworking and cabinet making.
He was predeceased by his parents, Ben and Letha Johnson, and a great-granddaughter, Emma Grace Johnson.
Survivors include a wife of 54 years, Janet Johnson of Gardi; two sons, Chuck (Leila) Johnson of Jesup and Mike (Beverley) Johnson of Patterson; four grandchildren, Dalton Johnson, Taylor Smith, Beth Cummings and Danny Taylor; five great-grandchildren, Brin, Sawyer, Harland, Jasidy, McKinley; a sister, Eunice Douberly of Blackshear; a brother, Travis (Janie) Johnson of Blackshear; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Nov. 12 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Danny Daniels and the Rev. Stanley Todd officiating. Interment was in Midway Cemetery. Active pallbearers were family members and friends.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Out of Town
Johnny Wayne Manning
Quincy, Florida—Johnny Wayne Manning, 69, of Quincy, Florida, died Nov. 9, 2018, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in Tallahassee, Florida.
He was born in Jesup. He was a retired owner/operator truck driver and police officer and a former city council member. He was a disabled veteran who served in Vietnam.
He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Quincy.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter and four brothers.
Survivors include his wife, Tara R. Manning of Quincy, as well as two children, three stepchildren, one sister, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, Nov. 25, at 4 p.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 401 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.
In lieu of flowers, donate to the American Heart Association or the Wounded Warriors Project.