Mon, 11/21/2016 - 4:29pm
Rinehart & Sons
Roscoe Emory Dean Jr.
Jesup—Roscoe Emory Dean Jr., 80, of Jesup died Nov. 21, 2016, after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native was a Methodist and member of the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He graduated as valedictorian of Jesup High School Class of 1954 and was a graduate of the University of Georgia and the UGA School of Law. He was known for running a successful campaign for U.S. Rep. Iris Blitch during his high school years. He was elected as Georgia’s youngest state senator at the age of 28 and served approximately 14 years.
He was predeceased by his parents, Lilly Ellis Dean and Roscoe E. Dean Sr.; a sister, Joy Elaine Dean; and a brother, Ellis Wayne Dean.
Survivors include his great-nephew, John Dean of Americus; great-niece, Laura Williams of Birmingham, Alabama; and several cousins.
Graveside funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Nov. 22 at Jesup City Cemetery with the Rev. Tucker Lewis officiating.
Family received friends at the cemetery.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Out of Town
Sue Carol Denison Davis
Savannah—Sue Carol Denison Davis, 66, of Savannah died Nov. 20, 2016.
She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her father, Lindsey Denison; a brother, Allen Denison; and a sister, Lessie Denison.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Larry Davis; her mother, Mary Ruth McCollum Denison; her daughter and son-in-law, Melanie and Hugh Floyd; sisters, Jan Pruneau and Kathy Thornton; a brother, Richard Denison; grandchildren Ben Floyd and Terrell Floyd; and a great-grandchild, Eli Floyd.
Visitation will be at Baker McCullough Funeral Home- Hubert Baker Chapel today (Wednesday) from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. in the chapel. Graveside services will be held at 2:20 p.m. at Ritch Church Cemetery in Screven.
Lonieta Gadson Monroe
Jesup—Lonieta Gadson Monroe, 77, died Nov. 13, 2016, at Jesup Healthcare.
She was a native of Delray Beach, Florida, and a member of Resurrection Primitive Baptist Church in Jesup. She received her master’s degree from Benedict College in Columbia, South Carolina. She retired from the Palm Beach County School System after 30 years as a fifth- grade teacher.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Lee Monroe, and two brothers, Harvey Gadson and James Gadson.
Survivors include two daughters and one son-in-law, Dierdre and Rick Palmer of Jesup and Cassandra Monroe of Sunrise, Florida; nine grandchildren and their spouses, Joselyn and Miles Platt, John Randolph Monroe, Jessica Monroe, Joseph Balkcom, Lynett and Larry Parker, Alexandra Simmons, Chasity Monroe, Darrielle Henderson and Barton Taylor; one brother and sister-in-law, John and Joyce Gadson of Macon; one sister and brother-in-law, Mary and William Davis Sr. of Quitman; one cousin, Lannie Mae Harris of Fort Lauderdale, Florida; special family, Demetrice and Chris Palmer and Zykerria Lee and Trinity Palmer; and a host of great-grandchildren and other relatives.
Funeral services were held Nov.18 at 2 p.m. at Miles-Nobles Funeral Home Chapel. The Dr. Darrell Moore officiated.
Miles-Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.
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