12.10.16 obituaries

Rinehart & Sons
 
James David “JD” Williamson
Jesup—James David “JD” Williamson, 80, of Jesup died Dec. 8, 2016, in the Memorial University and Health Systems in Savannah after a short illness.
A Wayne County native, he was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, the MAC IV Sunday School Class and the Kiwanis Club. He retired after 33 years with the ITT Rayonier mills at Jesup and Fernandina Beach, Florida. He shared his talents with many people in need with their home repairs but had a generous heart for children, according to his family, who said that he was a master craftsman and could fix anything that was needed.  His favorite pastimes were saltwater fishing, vegetable farming, real estate ventures, traveling, and, most important in his view, being “Papa” to his grandchildren and assisting his wife with the daily operations of Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home.
He was predeceased by his son Joey Williamson; a great-grandson, James Daniel Lusher; and parents, Irving and Gertrude Crosby Williamson.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Linda Rinehart Williamson of Jesup; three daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Pat Brown of Kingsland, Pam Lusher of Jesup, and Pat and Jim Dieveney of Screven; a son, Rex Williamson of Valdosta; a sister, Sarah Richburg of Jesup;  eight grandchildren and their spouses, Brian Brinkley, Katie and Travis Brinkley, Jaime and Joshua  Hughes, Andria and Brock Oder, Jessica Lusher, Ansley Brown, David and Jennifer Brown, Clint and Jessie Williamson, and Jess and Travis Meeks; 15 great-grandchildren, Joey, Gabriel, Amelia, Levi, Jackson, Charlotte, Harry, Anna, Caleb, Esther, Gabriel, Savannah, Gracie, Colton and Bobby; extended family, Leslie and Joey Miller, Brice, Maggie and Claire Miller, William and Charlotte Rinehart, and Rhett, Ross and Ryker Rinehart; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Dec. 11, 2016, at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Vann Dempsey and the Rev. Carl Ledbetter officiating. Private family interment will be in the Screven City Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Royce Welch, Bobby Hughes, Don Landon, Derek Landon, Cal Rinehart, David Paul and Sergio Tlacuatl. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of his Sunday school class.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. prior to services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shriners Children’s Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
 
Joan Lawson Cartwright
Jesup—Joan Lawson Cartwright, 74, of Jesup died Dec. 7, 2016, at her residence.
The Port Angeles, Washington, native and former resident of Wheaton, Missouri, lived in Jesup for the past 23 years. She was a retired associate professor with Altamaha Technical College and a former teacher in the Wayne County and Glynn County school systems as well as in Wheaton. Her hobbies were reading, writing poetry and travel. She was predeceased by her parents, Donald and Irene Lawson.
She is survived by her daughter, Carol Cartwright of Carthage, Missouri; son, Gary Cartwright of Wheaton; grandchildren, Cameron Cartwright and Aspen Lewis; sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Hinson Mosley of Jesup; brothers and sisters-in-law, Billy and Cheryl Lawson, Bruce and Sandi Lawson, and Brian and Diane Lawson, all of Jesup; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral servicse will be held at 11 a.m. today (Saturday) at Jesup First Baptist Church with Dr. Mike VonMoss officiating. Private interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be members of her family.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Wayne County Retired Educators, c/o Dot Hires, 2077 Oglethorpe Road, Jesup, GA 31545 or Wayne County Library, 759 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
 
Nadine Landon Crosby
Jesup—Nadine Landon Crosby, 86, of Jesup died Dec. 8, 2016, in Wayne Memorial Hospital after an extended illness.
A Wayne County nativ, she was a member of Jesup First Baptist Church and a former Sunday school teacher, Girl Scout leader, Cub Scout den mother and member of the Ruby Riggins Camellia Garden Club. She enjoyed camping, traveling, and being with her family. She was the widow of Groover C. Crosby and was predeceased by her parents, Fred F. and Florence Lee Landon; sisters, Marian L. Lewis and Nona Faye Yates; and brother, Donnell Landon.
She is survived by her daughter, Deborah Crosby Pumpelly of Jesup; son, G. Clint Crosby Jr. of Jesup; grandchildren and a grandson-in-law, Robert Pumpelly of Oakland, California, Caitlin and Chris Jarriel of Allenhurst, Chris C. Crosby of Jesup, and Craig B. Crosby of North Charleston, South Carolina; sisters, Juanita L. Bennett of Jesup and Evonne L. Poppell of Odum; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today (Saturday) at Jesup First Baptist Church with Dr. Mike VonMoss officiating. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be her nephews, Don and Derick Landon, Carl Yates, Robby Poppell, Len Lewis, and Ricky Bennett. Honorary pallbearers will be Ralph Ward, Tommy Batten, Tony Batten and members of Ruby Riggins Garden Club.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. prior to services at the church.
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
 
Carlos Windell Chapman
Jesup—Carlos Windell Chapman, 76, of Sevierville, Tennessee, died Dec. 8, 2016.
He was born March 14, 1940, in Wayne County. He was a Baptist minister and founded Grace Baptist Church in Nahunta. He pastored Morningside Baptist Church in Brunswick before founding The Way of The Cross Baptist Church. He was also the co-founder of gospel radio stations WNLE, WRBX and WTNL. He enjoyed music and was a member of the Singing Chapman Family for 17 years. He was an avid and talented woodworker who made many pieces of furniture described as “exquisite.” He was a devoted man of God and loving husband, father and grandfather, according to his family.
He was predeceased by his parents, Elsie and Mamie Chapman; sisters, Christine Roberts, Gertrude Knight, Mildred Bell, Maxine Little, Elsie Thrift and Diane Beckum; and brothers, Elton Chapman and Richard Chapman.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah Chapman; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jeff Chapman and Greg and Shellie Chapman; a daughter and son-in-law, Angie Chapman and Jessie Treadway; grandchildren and their spouses, Karli and James Coslow, Warren and Lindsey Chapman, Nathan Chapman, Aaron Chapman, Justin and Jamie Crawford, Taylor Chapman, and Sean Chapman; great-grandchildren, Eli and Aiden Coslow and Zaila Crawford; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jerry and Janet Chapman, Odell and Vicki Chapman, Othell Chapman, and Ralph and De Chapman; and a host of extended-family members and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 12, 2016, at Hopewell Baptist Church in Mount Pleasant with pastor Sam Hayes and Dr. Joe Arthur officiating. Interment will be in Chapman Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be family members.
Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 11, 2016, at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Ministries of Grace Baptist Church, P.O. Box 5312, Sevierville, TN 37864.
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
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