11.17.18 obituaries



Rinehart & Sons


Joseph A. “Buster” Harvey

Jesup--Joseph A. “Buster” Harvey, 68, of Jesup died Nov. 13, 2018.

He was a member of the First Metho-dist Church of Jesup, served in the Georgia National Guard and was a long- time employee of the City of Jesup’s water department.

He also worked for many years with his father in the construction business and was known as a master equipment operator. He enjoyed fishing and keeping Harvey Lake and the home place manicured so that his family and friends could enjoy his “pride and joy” with him. He took every opportunity to host those he loved.

He was loving, caring and loyal to family and his many friends and will truly be missed, his family said.

He was predeceased by his parents, Jarone and Ruth Graham Harvey, and a sister, Lynn Grabe.

Survivors include two sisters, Sabra and Gary Priester and Jenny and Ned Nichols, all of Jesup; a brother-in-law, Russ Grabe; nieces and nephews, Ben and Seth Grabe, Casey Nichols, Laura Lynn Nichols and Shelby Nichols; a stepniece and nephew, Amy Weiss and Mark Priester; numerous cousins, including Elaine (Richard) Elliott and Maurice (Barbara) Sweat; and very special friends, Shannon Spradley and family, Ron Ogden and family, Matthew Ogden, Gene Roberson and family, and Vernon Spradley and family.

Funeral services were held Nov. 16 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Stanley Todd officiating.   Interment was in the Jesup City Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Ron Ogden, Matthew Ogden, Gene Roberson, Shannon Spradley, Eddie Williams and Stanley Efaw. Honorary pallbearers were his former City of Jesup co-workers.                                                                    

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


William Paul Nation

Jesup--William Paul Nation of Jesup died Nov. 15 2018, in Memorial University Hospital in Savannah.

The Chatham County native and U.S. Army veteran had lived in Wayne County most of his adult life and was a member of Northside Bible Baptist Church.

He was a retired manager for Pic ’N Save stores for 25 years. He was an avid coin collector and enjoyed his guns, knives and clocks.

He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Betty Bell Nation, and two sisters, Ann and Dale.

Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Maudie Nation and Johnny Wilder of Jesup; two grandchildren, Kohl Wilder and Vanessa Wilder, both of Jesup; a sister, Jean Carpenter of Texas; two great-grandchildren, Ayden and Isaac; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Stanley Todd and the Rev. Randy Pruitt officiating along with the American Legion Post No. 311’s presentation of the U.S. American flag. Interment will be in the Spring Grove Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be family and friends.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

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.




Naomi Lucille Cunningham-Hicks

Jesup—Naomi Lucille Cunningham-Hicks, 73, of Jesup died Nov. 14, 2018, at her home.

She was born on July 20, 1945, to the late West Cunningham and  Lucille Bing-Cunningham in Jesup. She was educated in the Wayne County Training School and worked 29 years at Rayonier and four years as a certified nursing assistant at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

She enjoyed working in her yard, gardening, and was a volunteer with the American Heart Association.

She was preceded in death by both parents, West and Lucille Bing-Cunningham, and two brothers, Junior and Raymond Cunningham.

Survivors include a sister, Estella Cunningham of Houston, Texas; three brothers, A.J. Cunningham, Leonard (Alma) Cunningham of Rochester, New York, and Tommie (Barbara) Cunningham of Allenhust; an aunt, Ella Mae Bing of Charlotte, North Carolina; an uncle, Lyen Bing of Baltimore, Maryland; sisters-in-law, Olivia Matos of Jesup, Lula Jackson of Aiken, South Carolina, Alice Hicks of McCormick, South Carolina, and Brenda (Ralph) Pickens of McCormick; close friends, Essie Mae Nelson of Jesup, Ollie Crawford of Rochester and Robert (Lisa) Flowers of Jesup; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held Monday at Royal Funeral Chapel from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held at Resurrection Baptist Church Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Samuel Robert Thomas

Jesup--Samuel Robert Thomas, 63, of Jesup died Nov. 9, 2018.

There will be a memorial service today (Saturday) at Royal Funeral Home Chapel at 1 p.m. Visitation begins at noon. Cremation following services.

Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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