11.2.16 Obituaries

Rinehart & Sons
 
Joan Westberry Beaver
Jesup—Joan Westberry Beaver, 81, of Jesup died Oct. 29, 2016, in Wayne Memorial Hospital and under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
The Wayne County native attended Flint Branch Baptist Church and was a retired sales clerk. She enjoyed spending time with her family and watching Tiger Woods play golf.
She was predeceased by her husbands, Burley Davis (father of her children) and Fred Beaver; parents, Burl and Cecil Thompson Westberry; and a sister, Marjorie Ogden.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Shawn and Craig Yeomans of Jesup; two sons and daughters-in-law, Burley Michael and Aggie Davis and Gary Stephen and Brenda Davis of Jesup; four grandchildren, Michael Bryant Davis, Courtney Davis Hayes, Brooke Yeomans and Harley Davis; two step-grandchildren, LaDon Crawford and Rebecca Bailey; four great-grandchildren, Austin Tyre, Bria and Brady Huffman and Marlee Kennedy Yeomans; four step-great-grandchildren,  Chance Roland, Rena Roland, and Kayla and Kasey Crawford; a brother and sister-in-law, Judge and Joann Westberry of Jesup; a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Rodney Kicklighter of Orlando, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Oct. 31 at Flint Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Scott Hickox and the Rev. Jack Lee officiating. Interment was in Flint Branch Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Pat Ogden, Mitch Westberry, Michael Westberry, Brad Baldwin, Derek Miles and Timmy Rozier.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Oliff Thompson Harrison
Jesup—Oliff Thompson Harrison, 94, of Jesup died Oct. 30, 2016, at Harborview Nursing Home and under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
The Wayne County native was a member of Odum Baptist Church and retired Wayne Memorial Hospital employee. She enjoyed square dancing, gardening, ceramics and spending time with her family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Harold “Pete” Harrison.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Joyce Linda and Kevin Malone of Griffin; a grandson, Chris Jones of Griffin; a granddaughter and her husband, Natalie and Scott Melton of Marietta; great-grandchildren, Kendall and Tyler Melton; sisters, Onnie Osborne and Olene Moody Lewis of Jesup; a brother and sister-in-law, Chester and Clara  Thompson Sr. of Odum; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Nov. 1 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Carl Ledbetter officiating. Interment was in Odum City Cemetery. Active pallbearers were her family.
Family and friends can sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Roy B. Mayers
Jesup—Roy B. Mayers, 90, of Jesup died Oct. 27, 2016, after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native was a member of Jesup Primitive Baptist Church and a Rayonier retiree. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in World War II in the Pacific. Growing vegetables, fishing, and being with his grandsons were his pastime favorites.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Frances Holland Mayers of Jesup; two daughters and a son-in-law, Pamela and John Devereaux of Cumming and Lisa Mayers of Newnan; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Donele Sizemore of Gurnee, Illinois; grandsons, Parker and Blake Sizemore and Nick and Jack Devereaux; great-grandsons, Porter and Nolan Sizemore; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Nov. 1 at Jesup Primitive Baptist Church with Pastor Keith Tillman officiating along with American Legion Post No. 311’s presenting the American flag. Interment was in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers were grandsons, Glenn and Trevor Brewton.
Memorial donations may be made to Primitive Baptist Church, 595 South 1st Street, Jesup, GA 31545.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Mildred Mullis Thornton
Jesup—Mildred Mullis Thornton, 86, of Jesup died Oct. 29, 2016, after an extended illness and under the care of Heartland Hospice.
The Wayne County native was member of O’Quinn Baptist Church and a retired beautician. She enjoyed sewing and being “Nannie” to her grandchildren.
She was the widow of Edward Adolphus Thornton.
Survivors include her companion, John Dixon of Townsend; a daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Mike Johns of Nahunta; a son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Francie Thornton of Waycross; a brother, Glenn Mullis of Screven; grandchildren, Christy Beepath, April Morgan, Opal French and Russell Jacobson; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside memorial services were held Nov. 1 at O’Quinn Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Donnie Mullis officiating.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
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Larry Dewayne Lightsey
Savannah—The funeral service for Larry Dewayne Lightsey, 77, of Savannah, will be Friday at 1 p.m. at the graveside in the Screven City Cemetery.
The Rev. Dr. William Willoughby III will preside.
Comments on his life may be made at www.gamblefuneralservice.com.
Gamble Funeral Service of Savannah is in charge of arrangements.
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