11.23.19 obituaries

Rinehart & Sons


Charles “David” Crews

Jesup—Charles “David” Crews, 68, of Jesup died Nov. 19, 2019.

The former Long County resident had lived in Wayne County for the past 20 years and was a member of House of Worship and Ministries. He was a Rayonier supervisor who retired after 37 years.

He was a muscle car enthusiast and also enjoyed old Western movies. His parents, Buster Crews and Sarah Nasworthy, preceded him in death along with his sister, Cathy Lynn.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Tammy Beasley Crews of Jesup; three sons, Terry (Christi) Crews and Benjamin Crews, all of Jesup, and Joshua (Kayla Phillips) Harris of Jesup; a daughter, Heather (Ryan) Teter of Tallahassee, Florida; a brother, James (Karen) Crews of Riceboro; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Nov. 22 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with Pastor Mickey Tomberlin officiating. Interment was in the Sunset Memorial Oaks Cemetery. Active pallbearers were family and friends.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Pastor Richard C. Arnheiter

Jesup—Pastor Richard C. Arnheiter, 73, of Jesup died Nov. 20, 2019.

The Duval County, Florida, native had lived in Wayne County the past 13 years and was pastor for many years with Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Jesup and in many other churches in Florida and Texas.

He was a U.S. Navy veteran and member of the American Legion Post No. 311, where he assisted in honoring veterans at their funerals. 

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Frances Hicks Arnheiter of Jesup; sons, Richard (Iris) Arnheiter Jr. of Jesup, John (Deidra) Arnheiter of Greenville, South Carolina; seven grandchildren; five one great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchild; and two sisters, Janice Franks of Kentucky and Joyce Hacker of Lyons.

Memorial services will be held today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Tommy Ray and Pastor Mike Jones officiating with American Legion Post 311’s presentation of the U.S. flag.

The family will receive friends an hour prior to services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, 730 S. Macon Street, Jesup, GA 31545.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




Betty Majette Murphy

St. Simons--Betty Majette Murphy, 95, died Nov. 18, 2019.

She graduated from Jesup High School and continued her education at Georgia State Women’s Academy in Valdosta. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed a master’s degree at the University of Georgia and did additional work at Georgia State University and Florida Atlantic University.

In high school, she won a “State Best Actress” award in Athens, as well as winning debating awards. At the high school graduation, she received the Best All-Around Student Award.

She continued her interest in drama and was awarded leads in plays at GSWC and UNC.

For a number of years, she was active in the Girl Scouts of America as scout leader as well as serving on the board of directors for the Girl Scout Council in Savannah. She also accompanied the local troop on a trip to Mexico.

After moving to Savannah, she was active in the Audubon Society and the Sierra Club, winning the highest award in the Sierra Club for her efforts in its recycling program.

She worked for five years with a program for young people adjudicated to special programs by the Juvenile Court. She completed her working career by serving for four years as a counselor at Bartlett Middle School in Savannah.

During her time in Savannah, she made trips to Mexico, England, Scotland, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands and Guatemala. She also loved camping and made trips to Virginia, Florida, Arizona, New England and the Midwest.

After retirement, she concentrated on her writing, being published in The Savannah Morning News, The Savannah Magazine, as well as some national magazines. Her most devoted volunteer work was given to the Save-A-Life organization in Savannah and as a hospice volunteer.

She was known as “a brilliant and progressive thinker, a fearless adventurer, a conscientious steward of the earth and its creatures, and an influential educator at the high school and college level.”

Her parents, Mary Ellen and Roswell Majette, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her five children, Susan Murphy (Don Carson), Mike (Cheryl) Murphy, Ellen Murphy (Larry Smith), Katie Murphy (Wally) Orrel, and Roswell (Melba) Murphy; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild. Her beloved dog, Pippin, also survives her.

The family would like to thank Georgia Hospice and Thrive on Frederica Assisted Living on St. Simons for its love and care of her.

The family will have a private service for her at a later date.  Donations can be made to Georgia Hospice, 777 Gloucester St., No. 303, Brunswick, GA  31520.

Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com

Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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