11.9.19 obituaries

Rinehart & Sons


Barbara Fleshman

Screven--Barbara Fleshman, 80, of Screven died Nov. 5, 2019, after a short illness.

The Ohio native had lived in Screven the past 40 years and was a member of Screven First Baptist Church, where she worked passionately in the Sharing Place Ministries. Her giving heart was warmed every holiday when the community would come to the Sharing Place, her family said.  She made sure each family and especially the children had enough to eat and clothes to wear.

The homemaker and “Red Hat Lady” also loved to garden, cook and enjoy Braves baseball.

Her husband, James L. Fleshman, preceded her in death along with her daughter, Linda Robertson, and son, David Sheridan.

Survivors include a son, Paul Sheridan of Logan, Ohio; two stepsons, Jim (Lisa) Fleshman of Blackshear and John (Margie) Fleshman of Screven; two stepdaughters, Jamie (Chuck) Fisher of Columbus, Ohio, and Robin (Kimm) Cummins of Prospect, Ohio; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Paul Woodruff, of Indianapolis, Indiana.

Her requests were honored with a family burial in Screven City Cemetery with the Rev. Stanley Todd officiating.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Out of Town


Sharon Strickland Callaway

Sharon Strickland Callaway died Nov. 5, 2019.

She was born Dec. 17, 1943 to Winnie and T.W. Strickland.

She was predeceased by her husband, James Callaway.

Survivors include her sister, Lavitha Ann Perkins “Bittie” of West Palm Beach, Florida; a niece, Kim (Jim) Pyle of West Palm Beach; a nephew, Mark (Debbie) Hatcher of Monroe, North Carolina; four other nephews, Christian Pyle, Chadwick Pyle, Kyle Hatcher and Austin Hatcher; two cousins, Barbara Jones and Charlene (Tommy) Younce; a stepdaughter, Angela McFadden; a “very best” friend, Barbara Pascal (John) Rioden of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Flag Staff, Arizona; and other dear friends, Phyllis, Ceceille, Sandra and Bobbie of Jesup.

As per her wishes, there will be no services.


Dewey E. Moody

Grayson—Dewey E. Moody, 70, of Grayson, died Nov. 6, 2019, after a long battle with cancer.

He contracted polio at age 2, and though he had a limp all of his life, he never let it slow him down. He always loved his hometown of Jesup and was a 1967 graduate of Jesup High School.

He then attended the University of Georgia, where he graduated with a degree in English education in 1971. His career began in 1971 as an English teacher at Loganville High School, where he taught for five years. During this time he was named STAR Teacher, as well as the Outstanding Young Educator of Walton County.

In 1976 he was offered the position of managing editor at the Walton Tribune in Monroe. While there, he wrote a 31-week series entitled “Loganville’s Living Legends” about the older citizens there. This series won a Feature Award from the Georgia Press Association and was later compiled into a book.

He was then recruited by Walton County Hospital (now Piedmont Walton), where in 1978 he became the hospital’s first director of public relations, social work and volunteers. He was recognized several times by the hospital for “Outstanding Contributions.”

In 1988, he left the hospital to join the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) in Norcross, where he completed a 20-year career before retiring in 2008. He then worked three years for Gwinnett County in the Community Development Program.

In everything he did, his outstanding administrative and organizational skills were recognized as a gift from God. He tried to be a kind and loving man, his family said. He loved his family, his wife’s family, his church family and everyone he met. He often said that, “Strangers are just friends I have not met yet.”

He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at an early age and was an active church member all his life, having been raised in the First United Methodist Church of Jesup. He later joined Loganville United Methodist Church and became a certified lay speaker. He was later a founding member of Trinity Church in Loganville, where he was an ordained elder. Since 2001 he had attended Faith Community Church in Grayson, where he said God planted him to be a servant where he was needed.

A devoted follower of the University of Georgia Bulldogs, he was a season-ticket holder in football for more than 50 years. During this time, he missed only two home games and loved his Bulldog family in section 122 of Sanford Stadium. He saw the Bulldogs play in 27 different football stadiums.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gene Moody; his brother, Dr. Roy Moody; and his wife, Brenda Brownlee Moody, to whom he was married for 36 years, until her death in 2013. He then brought his mother, Jane Moody, to live with him and care for her until her death in 2016.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Robbie Moody of Opelika, Alabama; two nieces, Elizabeth Alexander of Auburn, Alabama, and Andrea Maurer of Issaquah, Washington; a nephew who lovingly cared for him in his final days, Joshua Moody of Tallahassee, Florida; and six great-nephews and a great-niece.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Faith Community Church in Grayson, with Steve Mason and Len Walker officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the funeral. Burial will follow at Gwinnett Memorial Park in Lawrenceville.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Faith Community Church, P.O. Box 160, Grayson, GA 30017 or to the Moody-Tillman Cemetery, C/O Bryson Moody, 1348 U.S. Hwy. 1 South, Alma, GA 31510.

Family and friends may leave online condolences at http://www.stewart


Tim Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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