12.20.17 obituaries

Rinehart & Sons
 
Edward Earl “EDD” Miller Sr.
Jesup—Edward Earl “EDD” Miller Sr., 78, of Jesup died Dec. 14, 2017, after an extended illness.
The Wayne County Georgia native was a former sales representative for various companies and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict and Vietnam. He enjoyed singing and dancing in his younger life; was an avid tennis player, bringing home the state trophy for Odum High School; and played basketball. He loved NASCAR racing and would not miss his afternoon coffee at Hardee’s with friends.
He was predeceased by his son, Scottie Miller; parents, Barnie and Inez Miller; and brother, Don Miller.
Survivors include two daughters, Tonya Delorm of Pensacola, Florida, and Kimberly Gray of Brunswick; two sons, Edward “Eddie” E. Miller Jr., of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Jamie Miller of Casa Grande, Arizona; a sister, Bobby Martin of Jesup; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday from Georgia Veterans Cemetery in Glennville with Donald Westberry officiating along with military honors and presentation of the U.S. flag.
In lieu of flowers, family request memorials be made to Heartland Hospice, 117 Drennon Drive, Jesup Georgia 31545.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
 
Ethelene “Coonie” Hires Carter
Jesup—Ethelene “Coonie” Hires Carter, 81, of Jesup died Dec. 11, 2017, after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native and 1954 Odum High School graduate enjoyed sports of all kinds. She played all four years of high school basketball and was a member of a state-championship team. She also received an invitation to play with the All-American Redheads.
She also enjoyed playing softball, bowling with several leagues and playing canasta with her card group friends.
Her biggest honor was being a mother and a “Nanny” to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Several businesses employed her as a secretary and bookkeeper.
She was predeceased by her parents, Leon Edward and Maggie Ree Williams Hires; two sisters, Josephine Meadows and Betty Jean Westberry; three brothers, Fred Edward Hires Sr., Ted Malcolm Hires and Leon Edward Hires; and five brothers-in-law, Vernon Thornton, Dr. Carter L. Meadows, Barney, David and James Robert Carter.
Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Alvin E. Carter of Jesup; a daughter and son-in-law, Jeris and Jeff Sellers of Lakeland, Florida; a son and daughter-in-law, Al and Shannon Carter of Jesup; four grandchildren and their spouses, Brent and Nicole Sellers, Drew and Tabatha Sellers, Audrey Sellers, and Taylor Carter; three great-grandchildren, Kynlee Sellers, Landry Sellers and Brody Carter Sellers; five sisters and three brothers-in-law, Maggieleen and Billy Wise of Pembroke, Kathleen “Kat” Thornton of Jesup, Carolyn and Joey Bauman of Jefferson, Gladys and Dr. Aaron Goldberg of Sandy Springs and Mary Thornton of Vidalia; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Terri Hires of Dublin; two sisters-in-law, Wanda Hires of Bryceville, Florida, and Bernice Hires of Stone Mountain; a brother-in-law, Fred Westberry of Jesup; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Jeff Sellers, the Rev. Bud Womack and the Rev. Mickey Tomberlin officiating. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Brent and Drew Sellers, Dave Thornton, Chip Graham, Mitch, Sonny, Wesley and Leon Hires. Honorary pallbearers will be her canasta- group friends.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
James “Cliff” Hardin
Jesup—James “Cliff” Hardin, 85, of Jesup, died Dec. 16, 2017, at his residence and under the care of Georgia Hospice.
The Tennessee native lived in Wayne County the past 11 years and was a member of St. Paul Episcopal Church.
The 25-year U.S. Army veteran was a recreation director for Marion, North Carolina, and Williamson County, Tennessee, for several years.
Survivors include his wife of 31 years, Linda Hughes Hardin of Jesup; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard Hardin and Gregory and Sandy Hardin; two daughters and sons-in-law, Melissa and Kevin Fe and Jennifer and Robert Brookes; a brother, Norman Hardin; six grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services are being planned by the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Georgia Hospice Care, 141 S. Macon Street, Jesup, GA 31545.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Amber Jean Hires
Jesup—Amber Jean Hires, 68, of Jesup died Dec. 16, 2017.
The Wayne County native was a proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous and active in the association.
She operated the “Dogwood Plantation” for senior adults and was a certified bookkeeper for several businesses while living in Texas and California.
She was predeceased by her parents, Adolph and Jimmia Crosby Hires, and two brothers, Darrell and A.T. Hires.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly Strickland and Chip Grantham of Jesup; a son, Michael Hires of Savannah; sisters, Mary Frances “Susie” Blanton of Brunswick and Janice Parker of Jesup; a brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Toni Hires of Victorville, California; grandchildren, Josh Woods, McKenzie, Emma and Micah Hires; a great-granddaughter, Evie Woods; two sisters-in-law, Sherry Hires of Ontario, California, and Betty Hires of Jesup; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial services will be held by the family in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
 
Lynnah “Lynn” Roberson Jones
Jesup—Lynnah “Lynn” Roberson Jones, 65, of Jesup died Dec. 16, 2017, after a short illness.
The Bruns-wick native lived in Wayne County most of her life and attended Red Hill Baptist Church. She was a retired director of public works in the Civil Service.
She enjoyed playing games and spending time with her family.
She was predeceased by her parents, Flem and Cornelia Roberson.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Tina and Henry Williamson of Odum and Melissa and Jeremey Kruger of Florida; their father, David Jones of Odum; six grandchildren, Hailey, Minona Grace, Zachary, Bradley, J.D. and Tyler; and a sister and brother-in-law, Elaine and Douglas Entrekin of Texas.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Williamson officiating. Interment will be in Satilla Church Cemetery in Baxley. Active pallbearers will be family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Brenda C. Walker
Hortense—Brenda C. Walker, 70, of Hortense died Dec. 16, 2017, at her residence after a courageous battle against cancer.
The Wayne County native spent most of her adult life in the Atlanta area and had a career in the credit and mortgage industry. She enjoyed family time, camping on Cumberland Island, gardening and canning, and sharing her fun with everyone.
She was predeceased by her husband, James F. Walker Jr.; parents; and two brothers.
Survivors include a son, James “Gator” F. Walker III of Hortense; a daughter, Angela “Nickee” Walker of Hortense; grandchildren, James F. Walker IV, Zackery S. Walker and Chance D. Greene, all of Hortense, and Madison T. Greene of Atlanta; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Gayle and Gary Eaker of Jacksonville, Florida, and Linda Starratt of St. Marys; a brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Billy Starratt of Jacksonville; aunts and uncles, Ouida and Vernon Drury of Jesup, Martha and Revis Wasdin of Screven, and Cathy Greene of Brunswick; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and a stepdaughter and her husband, Tina and Jeff Pearce, and their three children.
Memorial services were held Dec. 19 at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Jack Williams officiating.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Pierce Lee Brown
Jesup—Pierce Lee Brown, 70, of Jesup died Dec. 19, 2017, after an extended illness.
The McDowell County, West Virginia, native was a former supervisory border patrol agent for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Vietnam War. He earned the Bronze Star with “V”—a device for valor.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing in his younger life and was an avid outdoors man. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Earnestine Teston and his parents, Jack and Lillie Brown.
Survivors include a daughter, Donna Teston of Jesup; sons, George R. Brown, Cody Brown, Ray Teston, Glenn Teston and Tony Teston; and several other relatives.
Memorial services will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Stanley Todd officiating.
The family will receive friends from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. prior to services.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
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Bishop William T. Moore
Jesup—Bishop William T. Moore, 64, of Jesup, died Dec. 14, 2017, at Memorial Satilla Health in Way-cross.
He was born April 7, 1953, to Deloria Hyler-Moore and Cleveland B. Moore in Waycross. He received his education in the public school system of Ware County, graduating in the Class of 1971 and furthered his education at Albany State University. He had been in the ministry for more than 43 years and was the pastor of Abundant Life Ministry in Jesup. He was a former employee of Balfour Beatty Construction Company and was also the owner of M&M Construction Company.
His leisurely activities included watching his favorite movies, sports, listening to jazz music and studying the Word of the Lord.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Deloria H. Moore.
He is survived by his loving wife of the past 13 years, Cynthia Walker-Moore of Jesup; his children, Carenthis and Starletta Moore of Valdosta, Torie and Lester Parks of Homestead, Florida, Bishop Jermaine V. and Tikisha Moore of Stubbinville, Ohio, Donna and Kim Varner and Tonya Parker, all of Jacksonville, Florida., Markel and Makayla Moore of Jesup, Daphne T. and Julius Harden of Jacksonville, Fla., and Renwick Jones and Terry Franklin of Atlanta; his father, Cleveland B. Moore of Waycross; his siblings, Carla Moore of Richmond Hill, Vincent Moore of Jesup, Michael and Azulene Moore of Atlanta, and Sonja Rolling of Waycross; his mother-in-law, Ophelia Walker of Baxley; his brothers and sisters-in-laws, Carey and Terry Walker, Vondola and Troy Barney, Deajaimus A. and Pam Walker and Stephanie Walker, all of Baxley; and a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, aunts, uncle, nieces, cousins and friends.
There will not be a wake/visitation. The body will lie in state two hours prior to services Dec. 22 at 11 a.m. at Bennett Union Missionary Baptist Church, 401 W. Pine St.
Interment will be in Sunset Oaks Memorial Cemetery.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Marion “Dicky” Shuman II
Jesup—Marion “Dicky” Shuman II, 50, of Jesup, died Dec. 16, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Candler Hospital following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 15, 1967, to Marion Dicky Shuman and Laura Jones-Shuman in Jesup. He was better known as “Dicky.” He was educated in the public school system of Wayne County and graduated in the Wayne County High School Class of 1988.
He continued his education at Coastal Pines Technical College and received his CDL as a truck driver. He was an entrepreneur, owning his own business, Goal Reaching Trucking, and was a former employee of the Wayne County Road Department, where he drove trucks.
He was an outdoorsman and gardener. He would do anything to help anyone, according to his family. He was known as a loving father to his children and loved his wife and family. He was loved by everyone that knew him as a kind and easy-going spirit who will not be forgotten, friends say.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Laura Jones-Shuman and Marion Dicky Shuman.
He is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Pamela Carter-Shuman of Jesup; his children, Marion D. and Ebony Shuman III of Waycross, and TaSaisha Shuman of Jesup; three grandchildren, Akia, Emaree and Marysa, all of Waycross; his siblings, Angela Shuman of Jesup, Christopher and Bennie Shuman of Jesup, Fredrick and Kisha Shuman of Eulonia, Charles Jones of Syracuse, New York, Cedric and Towana Jones of Jacksonville, Florida, Clifford and Debra Jones of Baxley, Calvin and Tonji Lester of Sumter, South Carolina; an aunt, Betty Bush of Jesup; his mother-in-law, Lillian Carter of Jesup; his brothers and sisters-in-law, Diann and Bobby Durham of Warner Robins and Eric and Tupreme Carter of Hampton; his god-parents, Earl and Emma Thomas of Jesup; two godchildren, Avery Coleman of Jesup and Ervin Ford of Mississippi; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.
There will not be a wake/visitation. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. at Turning Point Worship Center, 1810 S. Palm St.
Interment will be in Sunset Oaks Memorial Cemetery.
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