1.14.17 Obituaries

Rinehart & Sons
 
Jimmie L. Sellers
Screven—Jimmie L. Sellers, 68, of Screven died Jan. 11, 2017, of an apparent heart attack.
The Florida native had lived in Wayne County the past 25 years and was a Methodist. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, and a member of Boilermakers Local Union No. 199 out of Jacksonville, Florida, and he was a welding supervisor with several companies.
His favorite pastimes were spending time with his grandchildren and playing his guitar. 
He was predeceased by his wife, Annette Rowland Sellers; his parents, Thomas and Fannie Sellers; and sisters, Patsy Lister and Margaret Nichols.
Survivors include his two sons, Thomas Sellers of Screven and Brad Sellers of Mobile, Alabama; a daughter, Heather Sellers of Hobe Sound, Florida; mother of his children and friend, Deloris Sellers-Browning of Screven; a sister, Joyce and Bill Marshall of Denton, Texas; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Johnny and Kim Sellers of Marysville, California, Jeff Sellers of Mexico Beach, Florida, and George and Miriam Sellers of Manassas, Virginia; 12 grandchildren, Trey, Ashlyn, Brenden, Dawson, Nolan, Reese, Mykaile, Chrislin, Cezar, Leighana, Brynslet Sellers and Brandan Davis; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 2 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Clayton Dowd officiating along with the American Legion Post No. 311’s presentation of the U.S. flag. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Jason Davis, Mike Luke, James Hardee, Carl Michael Coger, Bob Ponville and Jason Bryant.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Myrtice Howard Brown
Jesup—Myrtice Howard Brown, 47, of Jesup died Jan. 12, 2017, after a short illness.
The Wayne County native was a member of Unity Church of God, a homemaker and a former employee of Winn-Dixie in Brunswick.  She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, and being with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband of 19 years, Moses Brown of Jesup; six daughters, Kendra Howard, Shirley Jones, Jabrarie Jones, Tangie Brown, Leesha Howard and Adriene Howard, all of Jesup; two sisters, Sarah Mathis and Deanna Miller, both of Jesup; three brothers, Elbert Howard and Joey Howard, both of Kingsland, and Tommy Howard of Augusta; seven grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Unity Church of God with Pastor Calvin Anderson officiating.  Interment will be in Sunset Oaks Memorial Gardens.
Active pallbearers will be family and friends.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the church prior to services.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Howard-Jones
 
Marsha Joan Overfield
Jesup—Marsha Joan Overfield, 45, died Jan. 10, 2017, at home.
A resident of Jesup for the past 30 years, she was born on Oct. 7, 1971, in Indianapolis, Indiana. She was a graduate of Wayne County High School and had worked many years in the auto parts business, where she managed several different stores. She loved animals, especially dogs. Her passion in life was helping to find homes for animals who were less fortunate.  She volunteered for many years with ARF and more recently had been working with BARC in Brantley County to find pet parents for needy animals.  She loved muscle cars and would accompany her father to the races when her health allowed.
Survivors include her mother and father, Ralph and Danita Overfield of Jesup; four siblings and their spouses, Cindy and Michael Hively of Claxton, Bryan and Danielle Overfield of Jesup, Jennifer and James Kramer of Jesup and Ruby Sterling of Jacksonville, Florida; an uncle and aunt, David and Connie Duree of Taney Town, Maryland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held today (Saturday) at 2 p.m. at Unity Church of God with the Rev. Calvin Anderson officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church.
Remembrances may be made to ARF, P.O. Box 432, Jesup, GA 31598 or BARC at www.brantleyanimalcoalition.com.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Larry A. Laxton
Jesup—Larry A. Laxton, 62, died Jan. 9, 2017, at Hospice of the Golden Isles after an extended illness.
He was born on Feb. 9, 1954, in Jolo, West Virginia to the late Amos and Florence Laxton. He spent his early years there before moving with his family to Wayne County in 1969. He was a graduate of Wayne County High School and worked for CSX for many years before opening his own business.
Known by many as “The Tractor Man,” he began his business small and with hard work and determination. He and his daughter, Tressie, eventually grew the family business to the point where it sold four different lines of tractors.  Laxton was a hard-working man. He didn’t believe in taking days off or vacations, and he believed in living life honestly and simply. He could build just about anything he put his mind to, his family said, and he loved animals, especially dogs.
In his younger years, he enjoyed hunting with black-powder guns, but his favorite activity of all was spending time with his daughter and his beloved grandchildren. He  was a member of Cornerstone United Pentecostal Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Lewis Laxton; and his infant son, Larry Amos Laxton Jr.
Survivors include his daughter, Tressie Laxton of North Carolina; grandchildren, Noah, Brianne and Leanne; one sister and brother-in-law, Carol Sue and Richard Eaton of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; one brother and sister-in-law, Charles “Eddie” and Cheryl Laxton of Providence Forge, Virginia; his former wife and the mother of his children, Darlene Blanton of Jesup; special uncles, Tom Christian of Indiana and Lewis Laxton of Jolo; his caretaker and friend, Angie Kicklighter; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
Funeral services were held Jan. 12 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home with Durwood Miller officiating.
Interment followed in Spring Grove Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Lee Mitchell, Jimmy Jordan, Bobby Thomas, Jimmy O’Neal, Gene Parks and Glenn Clark.
Honorary pallbearers were Tracy Cox, Jerry Driggers, Wesley Roberson, John Shaver, Nathan Barton, Steve Barton, Kevin Barton, Brian Lawson, Bobby Schwartzlander, J. C. Herndon, Jay Davis and John Handley.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  
Out of Town
 
Linda Elizabeth Hammock
Glennville—Linda Elizabeth Hammock, 68, of Glenn-ville and Jesup died Jan. 10, 2017, at South Georgia Health System in Brunswick.
The Evans County native was born Sept. 18, 1948, to Otis Jack and Martha Kate Smith Hammock. She was a homemaker who loved caring for her children and grandchildren. She loved to make crafts, play solitaire, complete word searches, and watch the news and the soaps.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Alvin Hammock; and sisters, Jackie Richardson and Katie Baker.
Survivors include her children and their spouses, Edward Melvin and Susan West of Rushton, Kentucky; Chauncey and Gina West of Jesup; and Linda Gail Hammock and Steve Chase of Jesup; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy and Ronnie Moore of Wadley and Zelta and Leon Jackson of Claxton; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Joe and Teresa Durrence of Jesup, Gene Hammock of Glennville, Junior Durrence of Macon and James Durrence of Claxton; grandchildren, Zada Hammock, Tristyn Hammock, Jayden Hammock, John and Nikki Todd and Bobbie and Brandi West; great-grandchildren, Isiah Todd and La’kya Moore; and several other relatives.
Visitation will begin today (Saturday) at 1 p.m. at Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. at the Chapel of Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Home with the Rev. Justin Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Antioch Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jayden Hammock, John Todd, Brandon Durrence, Jesse Hammock, Justin Kicklighter and Tommy Sanderlin.
Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Add to Second Slider: 

The Press-Sentinel

Mailing Address: 
252 W. Walnut St.
Jesup, Georgia 31545
Phone: 912-427-3757
Fax: 912-427-4092