11.15.17 obituaries

Howard-Jones
 
Eric Dean Erway
Mount Pleasant—Eric Dean Erway, 54, died Nov. 8, 2017, at home under the care of Hospice of South Georgia after an extended illness.
A native of Medina, New York, he had lived the past 25 years in southeast Georgia, partly in Camden County and the last eight in Mount Pleasant. He was a construction worker by trade and enjoyed boating, fishing and spending time with his beloved grandchildren in his spare time.
His sister, Kimberly Erway, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Debbie Erway of Mount Pleasant; his mother, Linda Brein of New York; his father, Donald Erway of Washington; three stepchildren, Ashley and Adam Gay, both of Kingsland, and Amelia Foskey of Hilliard, Florida; two brothers, Bert Erway of New York and Troy Erway of Florida; one sister, Robin Moore of New York; and grandchildren, Maisie, Kimsie, Blake, Railey, Madyson and Ryan.
A celebration of life was held by family and friends Nov. 12 at the home.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com
Howard & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
George W. Madray Sr.
Jesup—George W. Madray Sr., 86, affectionately known by his great-grandchildren as Pop-Pop, died Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at home under the care of Georgia Hospice Care.
He was born on Feb. 25, 1931, in Jesup to the late C.S. and Vera Tyre Madray. He was the owner of Economic Exterminators in Jesup for almost 50 years, retiring several years ago. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Jesup and enjoyed fishing and working in his garden in his spare time. His favorite pastimes included staring over the lake from his front porch in the country, “taking life in.”
In addition to his parents, his wife, Peggy McTyeire Madray, and his brother, Clint Madray, preceded him in death.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, George W. Jr. and Laura Jane Madray of Brunswick, Robbie M. and Shirley Tyre Madray of Brunswick, and Greg A. and Robin Madray of Jesup; a brother and sister-in-law, Ed and Margaret Madray of Jesup; five grandchildren and their spouses, Mariah and Edwin Padgett, Bethany and Taylor Inman, Rachel Echols and Lamar Echols Jr., Megan and Kip Taft, and Alan Gregory Madray II; two great-grandchildren, Elise Echols and Harper Taft; and a host of nieces, nephews and other extended-family members.
Visitation will be Nov. 16, 2017, from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup.
Funeral services will be Nov. 17, 2017, at 11 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Jesup. Interment will follow in Jesup City Cemetery.
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Robert “Bobby” Smith
Jesup—Robert Owen “Bobby” Smith, 51, died peacefully Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, at home under the care of Georgia Hospice Care.
A native and lifelong resident of Wayne County, he was born on Nov. 10, 1965, to the late Howard and Loretta Price Smith. He worked as a dump-truck driver and loved playing guitar and working on old Dodge cars in his spare time. He was protective of and deeply devoted to his family, whom he loved spending time with.
In addition to his parents, his sister Sue preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife, Lisa Smith of Screven; four children and two children-in-law, Trenton Smith of Screven, Bobby Smith Jr. of Jesup, Jason and Jennifer Priester of Jesup and Shannah and Nikki Martin of Alma; a brother, Billy Smith of Jesup; a sister and brother-in-law, Yvonne and Mike Peel of Mississippi; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended-family members.
Graveside services took place Nov. 11 at 3:30 p.m. in Screven City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Blayne Syron, Jordan Howell, Mike Stanley, Cody Kinard, Dustin Cox and David Finn.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Timothy Hugh “Huey” Stewart
Screven—Timothy Hugh “Huey” Stewart, 66, died Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, in Wayne Memorial Hospital under the care of Heartland Hospice.
He was born on April 14, 1951, in Jesup to the late Hubert and Thelma Williams Stewart. He retired as a foreman from CSX Railroad and also was a retired police chief of the city of Screven. His love of public service led him to serve as a deputy under six sheriffs over the years, and he had a total 42 years of service with the Jesup Fire Department, eventually becoming a fire investigator. He was a 32nd-degree Master Mason in Screven Lodge No. 368 and enjoyed hunting, fishing and collecting guns.
In addition to his parents, his brother, James Alfred Stewart, and his brother-in-law, John Thrift, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his son, Dalton Stewart of Screven; his stepson and stepdaughter-in-law, Nathan and Shelbi McKinzie of Screven; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Winifred Thrift of Jesup and Darlene and Frank Brantley of Jesup; granddaughter, Ellison McKinzie; two nephews and a niece-in-law, Steve and Elaine Thrift of Fort Mill, South Carolina, and Greg Evans of Jesup; two nieces, Wanda Evans of Jesup and Tressie Laxton of North Carolina; and numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and other extended-family members.
Funeral services were Nov. 13 at 11 a.m. at Screven First Baptist Church. Interment will followd in Screven City Cemetery with firefighters honors.
Active pallbearers were Mike Hargrove, Gene Lane, Butch Hutcheson, Sheriff John Carter, David Denison and Eric Crummey. Honorary pallbearers were Deaubrey, Clayton, Cliff, Donnie and Mike Crummey; Bruce Williams; Alan Reddish; David Herrin; Lee Ayres; Riggs Harper; Tim Otto; Brian Clavier; Clark Stewart; Tyler Surrency; James Williams; Kirk Morosky; all law-enforcement officers and firefighters in attendance; the Gift Sunday School Class of Screven First Baptist Church; and employees of Heartland Hospice.
Friends and relatives may sign the online guestbook at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Royal
 
Taneka Shontell Newkirk-Driggers
Jesup—Taneka Shontell Newkirk-Driggers, 29, of Jesup died Nov. 11, 2017, at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
She was born April 21, 1988, to Luther Edward Jr. and Wanda Floyd in Jesup. She was educated at Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, Florida, and was employed as a caregiver at Aunt Barbara’s Childcare Center. She enjoyed playing game systems, watching movies, and playing cards and sports. She was married to Alex Driggers in 2010. She was a kind and loving person that everyone loved, and her presence will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her, friends say.
She is survived by her husband, Alex Driggers of Jacksonville, Florida; her loving parents, Luther Jr. and Wanda Floyd of Columbus; four sisters, Pariss Newkirk of Jesup, Teocha Newkirk and Tequilla Ports, both of Jacksonville, and Tiffany Floyd of Jesup; one brother, Timothy Newkirk of Jesup; her godmother, Dale Fullmore of Jesup; her godfather, Curtis Armstrong of Savannah; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
There will be no wake. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. at New Life Ministries, located at 512 Walker St. Interment will be in Sunset Oaks Memorial Gardens of Jesup.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Valorie Marshel Goodwin
Jesup—Valorie Marshel Goodwin, 51, of Jesup died Nov.11, 2017, at South Georgia Health System in Bruns-wick following a brief illness.
She was born June 19, 1966, to the late Ruby Lee Darling and John Jernigan. She attended school in the Wayne County public school system. She was employed by Captain Joe’s Seafood, Sybil’s and Rook’s Restaurants. She will always be remembered for her warm smile and sense of humor as well as for being a great cook and being honest, her friends said.
Goodwin was preceded in death by her mother, Ruby Lee Darling; her brother, Carey Darling; and a granddaughter, Arieonna Rose Simpson.
Survivors include her husband, Carl Goodwin of Jesup; three daughters and a son-in-law, Levada Lewis, Portia and Bobby Williams, and Tierra Lewis, all of Jesup; one son, James Lavar Darling of Jesup; one stepson, Carl Patterson; one stepdaughter, Lasheka Sease of Jesup; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Dewayne and Melinda Darling of Columbus and James Jernigan of Jesup; five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Charlotte and Greg Norwood, Sandra and Bud Guyton, Dorothy Jernigan, Betty Sue Jernigan, and Bonnie Jernigan, all of Jesup; a loving and devoted cousin who was like a sister, Victoria Darling-Meredith of Jacksonville, Florida; 14 grandchildren (with three others deceased); and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A wake/visitation will be held on Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Royal Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be Nov. 18 at 11 a.m. at Bennett Union Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Cemetery.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Arthur “Peanut” Kincade
Jesup—Arthur “Peanut” Kincade, 47, of Jesup died Nov. 10, 2017, at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, following an extended illness.
He was born on May 16, 1970, to the late Robert Lee Kincade Sr. and Bobbie Jean Freeman in Moultrie. “Peanut,” as he was known by most of his family and closest friends, was educated in the Tennessee Job Corps, where he received his GED and certification as a painter. He also worked at Spell’s Meat and Jesup Seafood for a number of years. He was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan and stood with that team regardless. He had a heart of gold and loved being around his family and friends, those who knew him said.
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Kincade Sr.; his mother, Bobbie Jean Freeman; and a brother, Issac Kincade.
He is survived by his siblings, Robert Lee and Christina Kincade Jr. of Norman Park and Delilah Kincade, Carl Kincade, Anthony and Demetrice Kincade, Sharon Kincade and Cornelious Jennings, all of Jesup; his sister-in-law, Belinda Kincade of Jesup; three godbrothers, Berry Wright, Michael Stevenson and Michael Hollis; a godsister, Shanequa Wright; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A wake/visitation will be held on Nov. 17 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Royal Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. at Resurrection Christian Baptist Church. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Cemetery.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Rinehart & Sons
 
Geneva Simmons Jones
Jesup—Geneva Simmons Jones, 83, of Jesup died Nov. 9, 2017, under the care of Georgia Hospice Care.
The Wayne County native was a member of Crossroads Church of God and a homemaker. She enjoyed fishing, riding her bicycle and being the matriarch of her family.
She was the widow of Cleon McCoy Jones. She was also predeceased by Cleon McCoy Jones Jr.; two brothers, J.T. Simmons and James Simmons; and a sister, Christine Simmons.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia and Ronnie Bennett, and Christine Jones Campbell, all of Jesup; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Margaret Strickland of Jesup, Nadine Martin of Fairburn, and Joanne and David Evors of Jesup; two grandchildren and a granddaughter-in-law, Tony and Tonya Bennett and Chasity Montgomery; three great-grandchildren, Leya Love, Hunter Highsmith and Gunnar Montgomery; a special sister-in-law and her husband, Nell and Woody Wood of Alma; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services were held Nov. 11 at Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Hulet Smith and the Rev. Maurice Floyd officiating. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the staff of Georgia Hospice Care.
Family will receive friends at the graveside services.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of services.
 
George Spivey
Jesup—George Monroe Spivey IV, 60, of Jesup died Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, of an apparent heart attack.
A native of Glynn County, he had lived in Jesup for the past 15 years. He was a former steel worker with several companies and a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was predeceased by his parents, George Monroe Spivey Jr. and Jeanette Davis Lessard.
Survivors are a daughter and son-in-law, Ashley and Sam Sharp, and a son, Timothy Spivey, all of Skiatook, Oklahoma; three sisters, Tonya Pappan and Andrea Snelling, both of Brunswick, and Elizabeth Love of Roswell; a brother, David Spivey of Guyton; a grandchild, Ollie Sharp; and several nieces and nephews.
Private memorial services are being held by the family.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements.
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