Fri, 11/17/2017 - 2:06pm
Rinehart & Sons
Odum—James Richard Franklin “Frank” Crews, 50, of Odum died Nov. 16, 2017, after an extended illness.
A Pierce County native, he had lived most of his life in Brantley County and the last nine years in Odum. He was a member of Odum Baptist Church and a former truck driver with Western Express Trucking. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and fishing, but most of all, he was a family-oriented man.
He was predeceased by his grandparents, Plen and Irene Crews and Revis and Macie Edwards.
Survivors are a wife, Ava Marie Crews of Odum; a son and daughter-in-law, Brandon Scott and Katie Crews of Darien; a granddaughter, Kaydence Marie Crews; his mother and stepfather, Shirley and Ted Thornton of Screven; his father and stepmother, Gary David and Cheryl Crews of Nahunta; a father-in-love, James Lee of Jesup; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Amanda and Mike Mason of Valdosta, Angela Lee and Jason Day of West Palm Beach, Florida, Lisa Harris of Jesup, and Brittiany Thornton of Johnson City, Tennessee; a brother and sister-in-law, Lamar and Pam Crews of Screven; two stepdaughters and their husbands, Mia and Terry Lee of Waycross and Myra and Steven Brady of Baxley; five step-grandchildren; two step-grandmothers, Lois Thornton of Screven and Geraldine Edwards of Hoboken; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Saturday) at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Michael Whelan officiating. Interment will follow in the New Hope Cemetery in Hickox (Brantley County). Active pallbearers will be family and friends.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Robert Dale Mason Sr.
Jesup—Robert Dale Mason Sr., 65, of Jesup died Nov. 15, 2017, after an extended illness.
A Wayne County native and former resident of Brunswick, he was a Baptist and a retired carpet installer. He enjoyed car racing and joking with his friends.
He was predeceased by his father, Odell Mason, and grandparents, Fred and Pearl Mason, Robert and Minnie Lee Mosley, and James and Ruby Davis.
Survivors are his wife of 45 years, Brenda Jean Grantham Mason of Jesup; a daughter, Karen Saunders of Waycross, and her companion, John Renn; a son and daughter-in-law, James David ‚ÄúJ.D.‚Äù and Jennifer Mason of Hortense; another son and his companion, Robert ‚ÄúBob‚Äù Mason and Amanda Smith of Waynesville; his mother, Peggy Mason Kirkland of Jesup; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Kathy and Eddie Powell and Rene Ussery, all of Jesup; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Freddie and Linda Mason and Anthony Mason, all of Jesup; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family members and friends.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. today (Saturday) at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Danny Daniels officiating. Interment will be in the Bethlehem Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Richie Powell, Aaron Daniels, Ronnie Turner Jr., David ‚ÄúB.J.‚Äù Grantham, Ryan Mason, Steve Smith, Ethan Ussery and John Mason. Honorary pallbearers will be Skip Grantham, Steven Grantham and Gary Odum.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jesup—Kenneth Ray Blackmon, 48, died suddenly Nov. 14, 2017, at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
A native and lifelong resident of Jesup, he was born Dec. 30, 1968. He was a member of the 1987 graduating class of Wayne County High School, where he played the tuba in the band. It was during his high school career that he began working with LOCTV, a career that would last his whole life. He loved to capture and create video, produce commercials and run the camera, and he had even hosted several shows, including the Rooster Show and the Bid R Buy Show, both of which aired on LOCTV.
He loved music just as much as he did television. He was a skilled musician and singer who could play almost any instrument set before him. He was a member of Anderson Drive Baptist Church, where he served as chairman of the Board of Deacons. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing video games and was an avid Star Wars and Star Trek fan.
He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Lester and RosaLee O’Neal; his paternal grandparents, William and Carrie Mae Blackmon; and his father-in-law, Bennett F. Hall.
Survivors include his wife of 14 years, Denise Hall Blackmon of Jesup; a daughter, Haley Brooke Blackmon of Jesup; parents, Ray and Margie Blackmon of Jesup; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Regina Blackmon and Gary and Dorian Blackmon, all of Jesup; a nephew and godson, Lyndon Blackmon of Jesup; a mother-in-law, Linda Womack Hall of Jesup; a brother-in-law and his wife, Jeff and Ginger Hall of Jesup; a sister-in-law, Buffie Hall, and her children, Kaleb Hall and Hanna Hall-Collins, all of Jesup; aunts and uncles, Patsy Spires and her husband, Chester, of Helena, Lois Sloan and her husband, Eugene, Evelyn Campbell and her husband, Bob, and Cecil O’Neal and his wife, Nell, all of Jesup and Tommy O’Neal and his wife, Joan, of South Carolina; his beloved canine companion, Molly Rose Blackmon; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended-family members.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today (Saturday) at Anderson Drive Baptist Church with the Rev. Josh Stafford officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Kody, Michael, Ernie and Eugene O‚ÄôNeal, Freddie Coley, Kaleb Hall, Kevin Farmer and Pat Blackmon. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Heaven Bound Sunday School Class and the deacons of Anderson Drive Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to a savings account for Haley Brooke Blackmon to assist with her education expenses, as requested by her father, c/o Interstate Credit Union, 705 W. Cherry St., Jesup, GA 31545.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Louise Beverly Wohlgemuth
Jesup—Louise Beverly Wohlgemuth, 52, died Nov. 14, 2017, at home under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
She was born Dec. 18, 1964, in Jesup to the late Otis Jack and Amanda Beaver Beverly. She graduated from Wayne County High School and was a member of New Bethel Baptist Church. She was an especially talented decorator who could make “something from nothing” when it came to home décor. She loved a good bargain and would fix old furniture up to “like-new” condition. She was a loving and devoted sister, wife and mother who enjoyed the beach and cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren, according to her family.
In addition to her parents, her sister, Velisha Darlene Beverly, preceded her in death.
Survivors include her husband, Warren Wohlgemuth of Jesup; a son and daughter-in-law, Joshua and Alex Enfinger of Milton, Florida; a daughter and son-in-law, Mikah and David Byrne of Allenhurst; six grandchildren, Kolton, Braylyn, Eli, Amanda, Noah and Katie; five siblings and their spouses, Otis Mitchell and Wylene Beverly of Jesup, Jackie and Floyd Murray of Jesup, Jackie and Stewart Ramsdell of Alma, and Andy Kanupp and Alicia Kanupp, both of Deland, Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended-family members.
A memorial service was held Nov. 16 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup with the Rev. Stanley Todd officiating.
Remembrances may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545 or the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org.
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Margarette Lee Gray
Brunswick—Margarette Lee Gray, 77, a native of Odum and longtime resident of Bruns-wick, died Nov. 10, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Candler Hospital in Savannah following a brief illness.
She was born Sept. 24, 1940, to the late Alma Smith-Lee and the late Rudolph Lee in Odum. She was a dedicated member of St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Brunswick until her health began to decline. She was a history teacher at Risley High School in Brunswick and was a registered nurse at the Brunswick hospital and the VA clinic in Dublin with 32 years of service. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening and listening to music and found great joy in her career as a nurse.
She was preceded in death by both parents; her grandparents, Maggie and Willis Hill; her daughter, Debbie Long; and a brother, Walter Nails.
Survivors include her loving husband of 50 years, Marvin Gray of Brunswick; her son and daughter-in-law, George and Emma Jackson of Brunswick; five grandchildren, Stephanie and Michael Johnson, Megan Long, Jordan Long, Brandon Jackson and Tyler Jackson, all of Brunswick; five great-grandchildren, Bryan Johnson, Mychael Johnson, Christian Johnson, Dallas Johnson and Alayna Howard; a brother and sister-in-law, Odell and Martha Lee of Brunswick; sisters-in-law, Yvonne Dickerson of LaGrange and Mildred Williams of Plainville, Connecticut; brothers-in-law and a brother-in-law’s spouse, John and Mary Gray and Melvin Gray, all of Plainville, Connecticut; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A graveside service was conducted Nov. 17 at Odum City Cemetery.
Royal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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