1.13.18 Obituaries

Rinehart & Sons
 
Donald Wayne Mixon Sr.
Jesup—Donald Wayne Mixon Sr.,77, of Jesup died Jan. 10, 2018.
The Wayne County native was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church. He was a 20- year U.S. Marine and Army veteran, having served in the Vietnam War as a First Calvary Pathfinder, and was a retired sergeant first classman.
He also served as a Wayne County Sheriff’s deputy for several years and earned his master’s degree in social services so he could help the children at the Wayne County DFACS office and in the juvenile court system. He also was as a retired nursing supervisor at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
He loved God, his family, friends, country and his hometown. Some of his favorite hobbies were woodworking and riding motorcycles.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Lisa Mixon Noles; parents, Delmas and Hazel Mixon; and two brothers, Rodney and Glynn Mixon.
Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Mildred Jones Mixon of Jesup; a daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Carl Reinheimer of Albany; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Donald Wayne and Becky Mixon of Jesup and Wes Mixon of Jesup; 12 grandchildren and their spouses, Michael and Morgan Fincher, Justin R. and Kayla Owens, Christopher Lee and Tabitha Hulvey, Xander Mixon, Xoie Mixon, Kara and Jonathan Mixon, Chad Mixon, Gavin Mixon and Kaylee Mixon, Joseph and Katie Hires, and Joshua Hires; great-grandchildren, Trey, Uriah, Logan, Taylor, Jensley, Brylee and Adeline Kate; two sisters, Janet Savage of Jesup and Sandra Mixon of North Carolina; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 2 p.m. at Fellowship Baptist Church with the Rev. David Bohannon officiating. Interment will be in the Liberty Cemetery with the American Legion Post 311’s presentation of the U.S. flag. Active pallbearers will be grandsons, Michael, Chad, Justin, Lee, Joseph, Josh, Jonathan and Xander.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to services at the church.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
 
Stanley Schlitz
Jesup—Stanley C. .Schlitz Jr., 80, of Jesup died Jan. 10, 2018, after an extended illness.
A Massachusetts native and former resident of Broward County, Florida, he had lived in Wayne County the past few years. He was a retired area general foreman for the Dade County school system and a retiree after 36 years with the Florida National Guard. He enjoyed orchid gardening.
Survivors are his wife of 55 years, Shelvie Ogden Schlitz of Jesup; a daughter, Angela Renee Schlitz; a son, John Edwin Schlitz; a grandson, Aiden Edwin Schlitz; and a sister, Debbie Cashalt.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Maurice Floyd officiating. Interment will be in Piney Grove Cemetery with the American Legion Post 311’s presentation of the American flag. Active pallbearers will be family members.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
 
Ed Long
Mount Pleasant—James Edward “Ed” Long, 89, of the Mount Pleasant community died Jan. 11, 2018, at his residence after an extended illness.
An Appling County native, he was a member of Akin United Methodist Church and a former employee of Rayonier. He was the owner/operator of Long Logging Company and enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and his retirement. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict.
Survivors are his wife of 65 years, Helen Sears Long of Mount Pleasant; a daughter, Mary Ann (Eddie) Overstreet of Mount Pleasant; two grandchildren, Jamie (Wendy) Overstreet of Brunswick and Erica Overstreet of Mount Pleasant; three great-grandchildren, Tyler, Jarrett and Alena Overstreet; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Akin Memorial Methodist Church Cemetery with Pastor Rick Turner and the Rev. Don Proctor officiating.
The family will receive friends at the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Akin Memorial Methodist Church,160 Sansavilla Road, Hortense, GA 31543.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
 
Kenneth Poppell Sr.
Odum—Kenneth Poppell Sr., 80 of Odum died Jan. 12, 2018, after an extended illness and under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
A Wayne County native, he was a member of Red Hill Baptist Church and a retired farmer and construction worker. He enjoyed working with his farm and fish pond and was an avid neighborhood watchman. He was predeceased by his wife, Vivian Dukes Poppell; grandson, Kenny C. Poppell; and brothers, James and Rodney Poppell.
Survivors are a daughter, Angie (Mark) Thornton of K’ville; a son, Kenny (Angie) Poppell of Odum; a sister, Faye (Leroy) Horton of Odum; three grandchildren, Christopher (Gina) Thornton, Zachary (Kacie) Thornton and Logan Poppell; two step-grandchildren, Alex and Callyn Croy; three great-grandchildren, Candice and Hukley Thornton and Tyson Hendrix; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 3 p.m. at Red Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Calvin Anderson officiating. Interment will be in the Red Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be his family. Honorary pallbearers will be his caregivers.
Visitation will be one hour prior at the church.
Memorials may be made to Red Hill Baptist Church, 2574 Red Hill Road, Jesup, GA 31545.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
 
Ivey Harper
Jesup—Ivey Spell Harper, 91, of Jesup died Jan. 11, 2018.
A Wayne County native, she was a member of Little Creek Baptist Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, cooking and spending time with her family. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Lee Harper, and a daughter, Sharon Harper Smith.
Survivors are three daughters, Linda Worth of Jesup, Anita McKenna of Aiken, South Carolina, and Nancy (Jim) Coats of Stafford, Virginia; a son, Larry (Dorothy) Harper of Jesup; a sister, Martha Lee of Alma; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services will be Sunday at 4 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Charles Smith and the Rev. Wayne Manning officiating. Interment will be in Odessa Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be her family.
Visitation will be today (Saturday) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
Howard-Ludowici
 
Jacqueline Marie Pattison
Ludowici–Jacqueline Marie “Jackie” Pattison, 49, died Jan. 9, 2018, at Memorial Health in Savannah.
She was born and raised in Indianapolis, moved to Florida to attend college, and had lived in Long County the past 10 years.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Florida Atlantic University and worked as a group manager for a custom-marketing-research firm. She was a loving wife and mother who had a deep passion for her family. She enjoyed spending time with them, laughing, loving, and supporting them with a positive attitude and outlook. Her battles with cancer served as an inspiration to others around her and never diminished her spirit, her family said.
She attended A New Beginning Church and was preceded in death by her parents, Ron Robbins Sr. and Joan Robbins, and brother, Ronald Robbins II.
Survivors are her husband, Dennis J. Pattison of Ludowici; daughters, Natalie Pattison and Mackenzie Pattison of Ludowici; mother, Sylvia Robbins of Birmingham, Alabama; sisters and brothers-in-law, Christie Parente and Michael of Montgomery, Alabama, and Lana Weekley and Don of Metairie, Louisiana; brothers and sisters-in-law, Scott Keen, Mike Robbins and Michelle and Brandon Robbins and Katrina, all of Birmingham, Alabama; mother-in-law, Barbara Consalvi of Odum; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Jan. 12 at A New Beginning Church with the Rev. Tom Gardner officiating. Remembrances are suggested to the Jackie Pattison Memorial Scholarship Fund in care of The Ludowici Bank. Family and friends may sign the online register at www.howardfuneralga.com.
Arrangements were under the direction of Howard Funeral Home of Ludowici.
 
Royal
 
Leila Arleta Thomas
Jesup--Leila Arleta Thomas, 45, of Jesup died unexpectedly Jan. 6, 2018, at her residence. She was born on Sept. 10, 1972, to the late Julia Pearl Turnage-Thomas and Denzil Thomas Sr. in Jesup,.
She came to saving faith in Jesus Christ at an early age and joined Bennett Union Missionary Baptist Church. She received her education in the public school system of Wayne County and graduated from Wayne County High School with the Class of 1991.
She worked at the Wayne County Recreation Department as a scorekeeper and at the ticket booth. She attended Paine College in Augusta and later transferred to Brunswick Junior College. After college she performed odd jobs such as car detailing and domestic details both inside and outside. She was an avid sports fan and loved watching professional and college sports on television. She will forever be remembered for her love of poetry and her desire to have it translated into musical lyrics, her family said.
She was predeceased by her loving mother, Julia P. Turnage-Thomas, and two brothers, Douglas Lynn Thomas and Paul Anthony Thomas.
She is survived by her father, Denzil (Lauria) Thomas Sr.; her brothers, Kevin (Melissa) Thomas, Denzil (Linda) Thomas Jr., David (Melissa) Thomas, Willie (Anita) Thomas III, Dexter (Shanda) Thomas; her sisters, Knarvie (John) Steed, Julia Allen, Angela (Booker) Wilson, and Robin (Bernard) Kirkland; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held on today (Satuurday) at 11 a.m. at Bennett Union Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will be in Sunset Oak Memorial Cemetery.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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