12.1.18 obituaries



Dennis Dallon Adams

Screven--Dennis Dallon Adams, 72, died Nov. 28, 2018, at his home under the care of his family and Georgia Hospice Care.

He was born in Odum and lived in Wayne County most of his life. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War retiring after 22 years of service. He also retired from the Georgia Department of Corrections.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Linda Cribbs Adams; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Dennis “Denny” and Heidi Adams II of Screven, Warner Adams of Screven, Jason Adams of Screven and Zachery and Madison Adams of Brunswick; two sisters, Jeanette Sapp of Jesup and Geneva Cason of Surrency; a brother, Bennie Adams of Indiana; grandchildren, Savannah (Caleb), Trey, Aldon, Knoxx and Harrison; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at the Howard Funeral Home chapel with David Simmons officiating.

Burial with military honors will follow in the Strickland Cemetery in Patterson.

Remembrances are suggested to alz.org.

Family and friends may sign the online register at www.howardfuneralga.com

Arrangements are under the direction of Howard Funeral Home of Ludowici.


Rinehart & Sons


Hubert W. Tootle

Jesup—Hubert W. Tootle, 98, of Jesup died Nov. 28, 2018, under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.

The Wayne County native and U.S. Army and World War II veteran was the owner and operator of Tootle’s Jewelry for decades. His passion was gardening, but he also liked to fish, attend gospel sings and was a member of the Tootle Brothers Quartet.

He was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Evelene Booth Tootle; a son, Toby Tootle; two sisters, Alva Lee Willis and Inez Morosky; and four brothers, Randall, James, Cleve and Alvin Tootle.

Survivors include a granddaughter, Rachel Tootle Theus; two granddaughters, Kara Theus and Kelsea Hardee; daughter-in-love, Karen (Sam) Jorgensen of Jesup; several nieces and nephews; and a special caregiver, Joann Lanier.

Graveside funeral services were held Nov. 30 at Jesup City Cemetery with the Rev. Stanley Todd officiating. Active pallbearers were his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice of South Georgia, 1425 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Judy Rogers Starling

Jesup--Judy Rogers Starling, 74, of Jesup died Nov. 29, 2018.

The Hanover, Maryland, native had lived in Wayne County most of her adult life and attended the Church of God.

She was a retiree from Georgia Narrow Fabrics and enjoyed fishing, camping and fulfilling the role of “Granny.”

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Kenny Starling of Jesup; two daughters, Janice (Chuck) O’Quinn and Susan (Leland) Poppell, both of Odum; two sons, Johnny (Jan) Starling of Jesup and Chris Starling of Jesup; three sisters, Melba Vaughan of Odenton, Maryland, Rita Dayton of Sumter, South Carolina and Barbara Rey of Halethorpe, Maryland; five brothers, Willard Rogers of Baltimore, Maryland, Donald Rogers of Blue Ridge, Pennsylvania, Larry Rogers of Glen Burnie, Maryland, Ronald Rogers of Florida and Jerry Rogers of Pasadena, Maryland; six grandchildren,  Rachael Morgan, Jeffery, Justin, Aaron and Steffany Wheeler and Hayes Starling; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Lord and the Rev. Mark Thornton officiating. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jeffery, Justin and Aaron O’Quinn, Jimmy H. Starling Jr., Ken and Steve Jones. 

Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Out of Town


Jeri Skinner Morar

Columbus--Geraldine “Jeri” Lucille (Skinner) Morar, 84, died Nov. 16, 2018, in Columbus.

She was born in Youngs-town, Ohio on Dec. 18, 1933 to John Skinner and Lucille (Fast) Skinner Billet, who raised her in Leetonia, Ohio.

She lived most of her adult life in Conneaut, Ohio, where she was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and an active member of the Moose Lodge and the Veterans of Foreign War. She was an accomplished bowler and liked to dance to Elvis music, as she was his “No. 1 fan.” She lived in Jesup for 18 years. She resided in Harborview (Golden Living Center) nursing home of Jesup for eight years, where many of the staff members and residents became like family to her.

Most recently, she resided at Muscogee Manor in Columbus, allowing her to expand  her surrogate family of caregivers. She was a loving mother and adoring grandmother. Her smile could light up a room, and her laughter was contagious, according to her family. She loved life and was courageous throughout many trials, especially her most recent illness, her family said.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Ely Morar, in 1991 and sister, Dee (the late Frank Myers) Myers Kornbau.

She is survived by her dear children, Samuel Morar of Jefferson, Ohio, and Lynn (William) Morar-Jacobs of Valley, Alabama; grandchildren, Tyler Jacobs of Valley, Alabama, and Samantha Jacobs of Atlanta; siblings, Pattie (Joe) Alessi and Vicki Moore, all of Youngstown, Ohio, and Terri (Jim) Gregory Scullion of East Palestine, Ohio; and nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Christine Parish in Youngstown, Ohio, on Nov.  21. She was laid to rest along with her late husband, Ely, at Forrest Lawn Memorial Park in Boardman, Ohio.

“Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that’s the way I’ll remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all.” Laura Ingalls Wilder

Arrangements by Cremation & Funeral Service by Gary S. Silvat Inc. Send condolences to her family by visiting www.cremateohio.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to The American Heart Association, St. Christine’s, Epworth United Methodist Church of Jesup or a charity of your choice.



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