12.19.18 obituaries

Rinehart & Sons


James William  “J. W.” Clark

Jesup--James William “J.W.” Clark, 79, of Jesup died Dec. 14, 2018.

The Pierce County native was a Baptist and a retired Waynline employee.

He was predeceased by his wife, Alice Channell Clark; parents, Leonard and Georgia Davis Clark; brothers, Eugene and Luther Clark; and a son-in-law, Jamie Barnes.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen Barnes of Jesup; two grandchildren, Jeanne (Seth) Fenn of Jesup and Nicole (Jeremiah) Overstreet of Jesup; five great-grandchildren; and a special friend, Jeanne Johnson of LaGrange.

Funeral services were Dec. 16 with the Rev. Ryan Wilson officiating. A private family burial was in the Patterson Cemetery. Active pallbearers were his family.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Nora Cleland

Hortense--Nora Cleland, 57, of Hortense died Dec. 14, 2018, at her residence.

Funeral services were Dec. 17. She was buried in the Hortense Cemetery.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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James Edward  “Ed” Riddle

Eastanollee--James Edward “Ed” Riddle, 75, of Eastanollee died Dec. 14, 2018, at Piedmont Healthcare at Athens Regional.

Born July 21, 1943, he was the son of the late Robert Newton and Venie Estelle James Riddle. He was a member of Toms Creek Baptist Church, where he was an active member in the Bruce Adams Sunday School Class, Brotherhood and various outreach ministries. He also served as head usher.  He was a licensed electrician and maintenance supervisor and was a Gideon. He enjoyed cattle farming, deer hunting, fishing and the outdoors.

Family members include his wife, Tammy Martin Riddle; a son, John Ernest Riddle of Clayton; a daughter and son-in-law, Julie Riddle and Randy Kenner of Clayton; grandchildren, Jay Edward Riddle, Maxwell James Howard and John Tyler Riddle; a great-granddaughter, Audrey Lake Riddle; a sister-in-law, Mildred Strickland Riddle of Jesup; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Howard Riddle, Robert Newton Riddle Jr., Sarah Surrency, Audrey Owens, Ruby Wood, Eugene Riddle and Betty Lou Ratcliff.

Funeral services were held Dec. 17 at Toms Creek Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Marcus, the Rev. Jerrell Beatty, Jay Riddle and John Riddle officiating.

Burial followed at Toms Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.

The following gentlemen served as pallbearers, Earl Rochester, Jack Harper, Richard Pulliam, Barry Adams, Larry McFarlin, Donald Keith, Jay Riddle and Stacy Coker.

Robert Huxford “Hux” Riddle, Walter Bowen Riddle, John Kinard “Ki” Riddle, Jared Sheriff, Jacob Sheriff and Maxwell James “Max” Howard served as honorary pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to Steer Incorporated, P.O. Box 1236, Bismark, ND 58502, steerinc@steerinc.com,  Toms Creek Baptist Church, 3604 Hwy 145, Martin GA 30557; or to the Gideons.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.whitlockmortuary.

Whitlock Mortuary is in charge of the arrangements.


Willie Mae Toler

Jesup--Willie Mae Toler, 73, formerly of Soperton, died Dec.13, 2018 at the home of her sister in Jesup.

Born in Collins, she was one of 16 children born to the late William Howard and Willie Ann Hutcheson Toler. As a young child, her family moved to Soperton, where she and her brothers and sisters grew up and she attended Gillis Springs School.  She had worked as a certified nursing assistant at the nursing home in Swainsboro for approximately 12 years. In 2013 she moved to Jesup to be with her sister.

Her family recalls her “sassy” nature, her love of gardening, her chickens and her riding lawn mower.

She leaves behind siblings, Frank Toler of Lyons, Patty Bickle of Jacksonville, Arkansas, Robbie Toler of Soperton, Florence Davis of Jesup, Reba Graham of Soperton, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will held at a later date.

To share a memory, leave a condolence message and sign the online register book, visit www.sammonsfuneralhome.com

Sammons Funeral Home of Soperton is in charge of arrangements. 


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