Fri, 11/04/2016 - 2:37pm
Jesup—Jo-An Boatright, 66, died Nov. 1, 2016, at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida.
A resident of Jesup for most of her life, she was born on July 19, 1950, in Jacksonville to the late Garland and Katherine Sherrod. She loved children and devoted her life to caring for children in her day-care center, which was very successful. She was a member of Jesup Church of God for many years and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family.
Her family was the love of her life, and she especially liked attending cheer competitions and beauty pageants with her granddaughters.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Don Boatright; and her sister, Kay Keith.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Keith and Tonya Boatright of Jesup; a daughter and son-in-law, Patti Kay and Terry Phillips of Jacksonville; two granddaughters, Kathryn Phillips of Jacksonville and McKenzie Boatright of Jesup; a sister and brother-in-law, Pat and Nubbin Keith of Jesup; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
Funeral services were held Nov. 4 at Jesup Church of God with the Rev. Clayton Dowd officiating.
Interment followed in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Kenny Keith, Kaden Keith, Josh Keith, David Earl Keith, Dell Keith and Kevin Keith.
Remembrances may be made to Jesup Church of God, 444 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.
Howard-Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Minnie Mosley Rowe
Townsend—Minnie Mosley Rowe, 77, of Town-send died peacefully at home on Nov. 2, 2016, surrounded by family and friends.
The McIntosh County native was born on April 9, 1939, to Ark and Lela Mosley. She was a member of the Townsend Church of God for many years, and she loved her Lord and Savior. She was a homemaker and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, according to her family. She enjoyed being with family, traveling, flowers and eating out.
She was predeceased by her loving husband of 54 years, Sidney B. Rowe, and her parents.
She is dearly loved and survived by her children and their spouses, Faye and Mike Harlow, Katie Warren, Billy and Jackie Rowe, and James Stacy Rowe, all of Townsend, and Keith and Teresa Rowe of Hilliard, Florida; a sister, Gerta Tillman of Townsend; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gerald and Gloria Jean Mosley of Brunswick and Ernest and Velma Mosley of Townsend; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Paul Michael and Melissa Warren, Brandon and Rachel Rowe, Bethany Wallace, Jonathan and Brienna Warren, Elisabeth and David Harris, Brooke and Stephen Ryals, Hannah and Christian Bruno, and Joshua Rowe; 10 great-grandchildren, Faith Warren, Emily Rowe, Tyler Warren, Brailey Rowe, Brenton Rowe, Lane Warren, Alyssa Ryals, Anderson Warren, Trinity Harris and Jaydon Ryals; and a special great-nephew, Jesse Cauley.
Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at Townsend Church of God with the Rev. Danny Stillwell, Pastor Jeremy Deloach, the Rev. Grady Albritton and the Rev. Jaime Rivera officiating. The body will lie in state one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Davis Cemetery on Jones Highway.
Active pallbearers will be Charles Rowe, Jason Ryals, Gary Ryals, Scott Rozier, Mickey Ryals and Dwayne Ryals.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cathy Bennett Warren
Jesup—Cathy Bennett Warren, 71, of Jesup died Nov. 1, 2016, in Jesup Healthcare Center.
The California native lived in Jesup her whole life. She was a member of Little Creek Baptist Church, former secretary for the Georgia Department of Transportation, 1963 Wayne County High School graduate, and graduate of Atlanta College of Business.
She loved spending time with her grandchildren, dancing and antique junking. She had a passion and love for people, especially her nursing-home family at Jesup Health and Rehab Center.
She was predeceased by her parents, Edwin and Nell Bennett; brother, Cary Wayne Bennett; and sister, Sherry Bennett.
Survivors include her daughters, Heather Warren Elliott and Danella Warren of Jesup; grandchildren, “Woog” Roberson, Addie Elliott and Walker Elliott, all of Jesup; a brother and sister-in-law, Kim and Terri Bennett of Brunswick; nephews, Sean Bennett of Dominican Republic and Brennan Bennett of Athens; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Memorial service will be held at a later date.
Flower donations may be made to the residents of Jesup Health & Rehab Center.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Marc C. Wilkinson
Savannah—Marc C. Wilkinson, 67, of Savannah, died Monday, October 31, 2016. The Savannah native was a member of Windsor Forest Baptist Church in Savannah, a retired master gunnery sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps, and an insurance adjuster with American Modern Insurance Company. He enjoyed NASCAR, golf and spending time with his grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, William Henry Wilkinson and Joan Wilkinson Nance, and grandmother, Anna Lee Jenkins.
Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Shirley W. Wilkinson of Savannah; a daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte W. and William Rinehart of Jesup; a son and daughter-in-law, Will and Jennifer Wilkinson of Kennesaw; a sister, Kathy Haggard of Franklin, Tennessee; brothers, Robert A. Wilkinson of Smyrna, Steve Wilkinson of Savannah, and David Wilkinson of Franklin; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Nov. 4 at Windsor Forest Baptist Church with the Rev. David Hagan and Pastor Mark Gentry officiating. Interment was in Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville with military honors.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made, to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements.
Out of Town
Dana Felt Zara
Atlanta—Dana Felt Zara, 52, died Oct. 17, 2016, after a brief illness.
She was a Wayne County native and attended Wayne County schools. She was a real estate broker and worked in the Atlanta area for several years.
She loved the mountains, attending church and family gatherings, eating good Southern food, and spending time with family and friends, according to her family.
To those who knew her, she loved life and lived and died on her own terms. She was greatly loved and will be greatly missed, the family said.
Survivors include three daughters, Jennifer Jones of Hawaii, Morgan Morris of Statesboro and Melina Zara of Atlanta; both parents, David and Glenda Felt of Jesup; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Robin Miles, Terri and Kenny Manning and April Felt, all of Jesup; four nieces, Jessica LaPrad, Paige and Holly Manning and Laurel Miles, all of Jesup; two grandsons, David Brauda and Julian Brannen; two special friends, Debbie Waters Blanton and Hank Roberson; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
A celebration of her life was held Oct. 21 under the pecan trees at her grandparents’ home on Empire Road.
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