Charles M.J. Nester

Jesup--Family and friends are invited to commemorate the life of Charles M.J. Nester of Jesup. Guests are asked to bring written jokes, stories and anecdotes about him to share as he is celebrated for the life led and the deep impact on those he left behind.

Services will be held today (Saturday) at 2:30 p.m. at Royal Funeral Home. This will be followed by a military detail and balloon release at McMillan Creek Park on Pine Street at 4 p.m.

Royal Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.


Mary L. Tarber

Jesup--Mary L. Tarber, 76, died Nov. 24, 2019, at Specialty Hospital in Savannah.

A viewing was held on Nov. 29 from noon to 3 p.m. at Royal Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 2:30 p.m. at Evergreen Church, Dee Road, Bristol. Interment is in Screven Cemetery.

Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




Justina Harper  Westberry

Jesup--Justina Harper Westberry, 88, died peacefully Nov. 26, 2019, at Memorial Health University in Savannah after a lengthy illness.

She was born on Aug. 5, 1931, in Wayne County to the late Mal J. and Carrie Rose Sharpe Harper. She worked for many years in the business office at Wayne Memorial Hospital before marrying her late husband, Alexander Jackson Westberry.

The couple moved around frequently to various appointments around the country while serving in the military. Their adventurous spirit led them to continue the travels even after retirement, and they grew to love camping in their recreational vehicle.

She was a longtime member of Jesup Presbyterian Church, where she had been a deacon for many years and was serving as moderator of the Jesup Presbyterian Women. She had previously served as the Area 3 representative for the coordinating team of Presbyterian Women of Savannah Presbytery. In her spare time she enjoyed bird watching, sewing, crafts and puzzles of all kinds.

In addition to her parents and her husband, her sister, Nell Tyre, and brother, Mal Harper, preceded her in death. 

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Sharon Brown and Andy and Morgan Westberry, all of Jesup; grandchildren, Tracy (Chris) Theriault and Amy (Steven) Ellis; great-grandchildren, Jessica and Madison Aspinwall, both of Odum and Kyle and Zach Ellis, both of Screven; a brother, Elwood Harper of Jesup; a special friend, Bobbie Scott; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.

Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at Jesup Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Pete Ullmann officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Jesup Presbyterian Women.

Interment services will be held privately at a later date in Gardi Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the Jesup Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 830, Jesup, GA 31598.

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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