11.16.19 obituaries

Rinehart & Sons


Mary Catherine “Cathy” Carnell

Axson--Mary Catherine “Cathy” Carnell, homemaker and long-time resident of Jesup, died Nov. 14, 2019, at her home in Axson after a short battle with lung cancer.

She was born Sept. 13, 1955, in Blackshear to the late Vaughn Carnell and Beatrice Echols Grantham. She was a true Southerner who loved sitting on her porch talking with family and friends, playing with her dogs, watching SEC football and sunbathing.

She was known and loved for being an extraordinary cook, especially her banana pudding. She was kind, mischievously funny and loved by everyone who knew her, according to  her family, who said, she will be missed dearly.

Her sister, Karen Carnell, preceded her in death.

Survivors are her devoted significant other, Harley Delk of Axson; two daughters, Shanda (Adam) Pastor of Malibu, California, and Lacy Strickland of Brunswick; a sister, Lori Carnell Whitehead of Columbus; and five grandchildren, Mikayla Tyre, Dylan Priester, Konner Priester, Ava Pastor and Noa Pastor.

Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel. Family interment will follow in the Raulerson Cemetery.

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

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Bertha Wasdin Harvey

Screven--Bertha Wasdin Harvey, 95, of Screven died Nov. 13, 2019, after a short illness.

The Appling County native had lived in Screven most of her life and was a member of Screven First Baptist Church and the Senior Ladies Sunday School Class and a retired U.S. Postal mail carrier. She loved to watch the Atlanta Braves and fish the salt waters off the Georgia Coast. Her favorite pastime was to watch her great-granddaughter, Raeghan, play softball.

She was predeceased by her husband, John Victor Harvey; a son, Larry Victor Harvey; and several siblings.

Survivors include her daughter, Vickie Harvey of Screven; grandson, Jason Harvey of Screven; great-granddaughter, Raeghan Harvey of Screven; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were held Nov. 15 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with Dr. Ron Wilcox  and Durwood Miller officiating. Interment was in Lake Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers were family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Oscar L. Grantham

Jesup—Oscar L. Grantham, 67, of Jesup died Nov. 12, 2019.

The Adel native and former resident of Mount Dora, Florida, was a 20-year retired United States Marine and a former 911 director with Toombs and Colquitt counties.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia A. Grantham of Jesup; daughter, Tammy G. (David) Strahl of Junction City, Kansas; three brothers, Gene (Gloria) Grantham of Tavares, Florida, Jerry Grantham of Boyceville, Wisconsin and Mike (Insun) Grantham of Marina, California; sister, Sherry (Jim) Griffith of Warner Robins; four grandchildren; great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Nov. 15 at his residence with full military honors. Burial was private.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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