11.30,16 Obituaries

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Joseph B. “Beebe” Cox
Darien—Joseph B. “Beebe” Cox, 78, of Darien died Nov. 27, 2016, in Bruns-wick after an extended illness.
The McIntosh County native was a member of Darien Church of God, a retired union crane operator and a former National Guardsman. He enjoyed working in his yard and being with his family.
He was predeceased by his parents, John and Fannie Cox; granddaughter, Nicole Perez; and several siblings.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Vercie Amerson Cox of Darien; daughter, Tammy Dianne Cox Perez of Brunswick; a brother and sister-in-law, Dan and Shirley Cox of Lakeland, Florida; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral service will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Darien Church of God with Pastor Tommy Whaley officiating. Private interment will be in Jones Creek Cemetery in Long County.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to services at the church.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Ruth Louise Bridges Lucas
Jesup—Ruth Louise Bridges Lucas, 88, died Nov. 25, 2016, after a long and happy life.
She was married to her husband, Donald Lucas, during a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, blizzard in 1950 and remained devoted to him until his passing in 2006.
She loved and is survived by her three children, Matthew Lucas of Baltimore, Maryland, Laura Cooper of Jesup and Lynn Gatehouse who is married to Robert Gatehouse of Pleasanton, California. 
She loved her wonderful grandchildren, Lucas Cooper, Christopher Gatehouse, and Stephen Gatehouse, along with his wife, Tiffany, and delighted in the great blessing of a great-grandchild, Logan, according to her family.
She was very close to her dear sister, Sue Kumnik’s husband, Gerald, and three of the best nieces and nephews a family could hope for, Genna, Greg and Alex Kumnik, and his wife, Lisa, and their two children, Austin and Madison, according to her family. She loved her brother, Leslie Martz, his wife, Charlene; and their two children, Amber and Evan Martz. She was preceded in death by her brother ,Robert Bridges.
She is survived by a brother-in-law, Gil Lucas, who kept her on her toes with a sense of humor so much like her husband Don’s, and by  her five nieces and nephews, Kim Young, Gary Lucas, Abby Rath, Becky Spirak and Molly Brown, but was preceded in death by their mother, Gil’s wife, Suzanne Lucas.
She dearly loved her American quarter horses, Sonny Be Best, Belle Bar O’Lena and Sonny Bar Bueno, and her Tennessee walking Horse, Command’s Happy Delight, and rode them until she was 85. She was good at most anything she set her mind to do, according to her family. She was an excellent cook and a prize-winning seamstress who sewed countless costumes, matching outfits, Barbie clothes, and prom and wedding dresses. She volunteered as a Sunday school teacher, a Cub Scout den mother and a “Horsebacker‚” in support of the Christian riding program at Camp Lutherlyn in Butler, Pennsylvania.
She was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church, STARS for the humane treatment of Tennessee Walking Horses, and the American Quarter Horse Association. She loved and supported the Wayne County Marching Band.
She became the first executive secretary at Westinghouse to be permitted to work while she was pregnant, and she spent the majority of her life as a wife, mother and homemaker after the birth of her first child. It was said she could make an entire meal out of an empty refrigerator, and she taught her family to waste nothing. She was fearless, generous and adventurous, and she loved life and lived that way, according to family. She didn’t mind whether you were laughing with her or at her as long as you were having a good time, her family said.
She lived her final four years as a resident at Mossy Oak Assisted Living, where she quickly became part of their family, too.
A memorial service will be held today (Wednesday) at 2:30 p.m. at Epworth Methodist Church in Jesup. She will rest next to her beloved husband, Don, at the columbarium at Mt. Lebanon Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh. Remembrances may be made to Mossy Oak Assisted Living, 1150 River Road, Jesup, GA 31545 in support of the love and care they offer all of their residents.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at rinehartandsons.com. 
Rinehart and Sons Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Estelle Westberry Moreland
Jesup—Estelle Westberry Moreland, 92, of Jesup died Nov. 23, 2016, after a short illness.
The Odum native was a member of Trinity Baptist Church, a homemaker and a former medical records clerk. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading and being “Granny” to her grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her husband, William G. “Bud” Moreland; parents, Daniel and Maggie Westberry; sisters, Sadie Hires and Leona Randall; and brothers, Lankford, Willie and Lee Westberry.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Vicki and Donald Landon of Jesup; a son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Joann Moreland of West Columbia, South Carolina; grandchildren, Tori and Shawn Carroll, Amy and Jonathan Beasley, and Michael and Rhonda Landon, all of Jesup, Kimberly and Tom Owen of Orlando, Florida, and Jennifer Kirby of New York; nine great-grandchildren, Brittney, Emily and Easton Carroll, Nathan and Shelbi Campbell, Kase Beasley, Makayla, Makenzie and Jonathan Landon; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Nov. 26 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with Dr. Ron Wilcox and the Rev. Larry Harris officiating. Interment was in Odum City Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Carroll Suggs, Don Cahill, Kenny Brannen, Michael Taylor, Orie Herrin, and Mike Roberts. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Senior Adult Ladies Sunday School Class of Trinity Baptist Church.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Edna Faye Lee
Jesup—Edna Faye Lee, 83, of Jesup died Nov. 28, 2016, at Pruitt Health in Macon.
The Cook County native lived in Wayne County the past 55 years and was a homemaker and a member of Jesup First United Methodist Church, Joy Sunday School Class, and FUMC Circle No. 4.
She was very active in her church, teaching Sunday school, playing the piano and singing in the choir, and was known and loved for her 20 years of teaching in the School of Discovery Pre-school Program.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Walter Lee Jr., and her parents, Kenneth and Jewell Lewis Fender.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Peggy and Ed Grimsley of Macon; two sons and daughters-in-law, John III and Mitsi Lee of Jesup and Rob and Jeannie Lee of Colquitt; six grandchildren and their spouses, Daniel and John David Lee, Elizabeth Grimsley and Edward Lowe, Walker Grimsley, Ben and Cary Anne Chambers and Shelby Lee; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 3 at Jesup First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tucker Lewis officiating. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jesup First United Methodist Church School of Discovery, 205 E. Cherry Street, Jesup, GA 31546.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Mildred Davis Westberry
Odum—Mildred Davis Westberry, 95, of Odum  died Nov. 29, 2016, in Wayne Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
The Sanderson, Florida, native lived in Wayne County most of her adult life and was a member of Piney Grove Church of God and a retired employee with Wayne County school food services. She was a homemaker and an excellent cook and enjoyed all types of needlework.
She was the widow of Harry T. Westberry, and she was predeceased by her sons A.J. Westberry and Glenn Westberry.
Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Harriett and Larry Cooper of Jesup; sons and daughters-in-law, Allen and Phyllis Westberry of Odum and Mark and Dedria Westberry of Jesup; a brother and sister-in-law, Lorenzie and Laverne Davis of Callahan, Florida; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Richard Dobson, the Rev. Jimmy Lord and the Rev. Stanley Todd officiating. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be members of her family. Honorary pallbearers will be Harborview Nursing Home Staff.
Visitation will be held from noon to 2 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545 or Piney Grove Cemetery Trust Fund, P.O. Box 404, Odum, GA 31555.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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