11.22.17 obituaries

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Edith Pauline “Polly” Cook
Jesup—Edith Pauline “Polly” Cook, 90, of Jesup died Nov 17, 2017 surrounded by her loving family.
The Ware County native had resided in Elkins, West Virginia, for 37 years and in Wayne County for the past 17 years. She was the daughter of William Tripney Lawrie and Edith Smith Lawrie.
She attended the University of Georgia World War II nursing program, and when the war ended, she was in the last class to complete the training. As a registered nurse, she worked at the Coastline RR hospital, where she met her husband of 52 years, Dr. Hugh H. Cook Jr. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and lovingly cared for her husband throughout his medical practice and his battle with Alzheimer’s.
She was a devout Christian and member of the United Methodist Church of Jesup. She enjoyed sewing, decorating, gardening and spending time with family. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and actively participated in the Smith and O’Quinn family reunions.
Her husband preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Hugh H. III and Betsy Cook of Missoula, Montana; a daughter, Hilary Cook DeLauter of Jacksonville, North Carolina; four granddaughters and their spouses, Amanda and John Anderson of Jacksonville, Kristen Cook and Geoff Bader of D’Iberville, Mississippi, Jessica Loux of Jacksonville, and Stacy Cook of Bethesda, Maryland; six great-grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Tom and Bess of Hiawassee; and two nieces, a nephew and numerous cousins.
Funeral services were held Nov. 21 at First Methodist Church with Pastor Tucker Lewis officiating. Interment was in the Screven City Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Gary Peel, Sonny Reddish, Pat Perry, Fletcher Stevenson, David Dear and Foy Thomas. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Joy Senior Adult Class.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Gostin “Lee” Smith
Jesup—Gostin “Lee” Smith, 81, of Jesup died Nov. 18, 2017, at his residence after an extended illness and under the care of Affinis Hospice.
The Wayne County native was a retired U.S. Marine Corps gunnery sergeant, a former Woodmen of the World Insurance Agent and a Glynn County police officer. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and working with old cars. He was an avid knife, gun and coin collector and was a member of the Jesup Masonice Lodge No. 112 F.&A.M.
He was predeceased by his parents, Jack and Annie Smith, and a granddaughter, Jennifer Lynn Smith.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Gussie Fennel Smith of Jesup; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Danny and Kim Smith, Jimmy and Mellissa Smith and Roy Smith, all of Jesup; seven grandchildren and their spouses, Andy and Michelle, Jessica and Michael, Tiffany, Cortney, Lee Anne, Lance and Austin; one great-grandson, Luke; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services were held Nov. 21 at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville with the Rev. Keith Lairsey officiating.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mona Sybil Bare Strickland
Jesup—Mona Sybil Bare Strickland, 81, of Jesup died Nov. 15, 2017, in Harborview Nursing Home after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed making crafts, cooking and being with her family.
She was the widow of Harley Strickland Jr.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Mona and Quincy Grays of Keystone Heights, Florida; a son and daughter-in-law, Charles and Vickie Blocker of Jesup; sisters, Pat Raulerson of Patterson, and Deloris Butler of Belleview, Florida; a brother, Byron “Buck” Patterson of Screven; eight grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Nov. 19 at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Clayton Dowd officiating.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Gail Moseley Thompson
Jesup—Gail Moseley Thompson, 68, of Jesup died Nov. 17, 2017, surrounded by her family under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
The Wayne County native was a member of Odum Baptist Church and a former beautician. She loved to shop and spend quality time with her family.
She was predeceased by her parents, Sidney and Robbie Moseley, and a brother, Earl Moseley.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Daphne Gest of Odum, and Chessica and Michael O’Banion of Odum; a son, Richard Thompson of Odum, and his fiancé, Nikki Goetze; four grandchildren, Clayton Gest and his fiancé, Haley Ratliff, Weston Gest, and Chrissie and Mariana O’Banion; a great-granddaughter, Brailee Gest; a sister and brother-in-law, Patty and Joe Yeargan of Jesup; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Gene and Dana Kay Moseley of Jesup, Dave Moseley of Odum, and Roger and Tina Moseley of Jesup; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Nov. 20 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Carl Ledbetter officiating. Interment was in Piney Grove Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were nephews, Kimble Mounts, Gregory Browning, Brian Surrency, Miles Moseley, Brent Moseley, Brandon Moseley, Garrett Moseley and Blake Moseley.
Honorary pallbearers were Melba Stephens, Darlene Carter and the staff of Hospice of South Georgia.
Rinehart and Sons was in charge of arrangements.
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