1.25.17 Obituaries

Howard-Jones
 
David E. “Nubbin” Keith
Jesup—David E. “Nubbin” Keith, 83, died Jan. 20, 2017, at home under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
A native and lifelong resident of Wayne County, he was born on Jan. 18, 1934, to the late Joe and Alma Keith.  He was a realtor, appraiser and insurance agent by trade who loved his customers and loved his work, according to his family.
He was a strong businessman with excellent customer service skills who had helped countless families find a home, get the appraisal they needed, and then, supplied all their insurance needs from one location, his family said.
He was an active member of his community and had been a member of the Jesup Elks Lodge, the Jesup Jaycees, the National Association of Realtors, the Georgia Association of Realtors and was a member and past president of the Local Real Estate Board.
He was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Jesup, where he attended the Golden Rulers Sunday School Class.
When he wasn’t working or participating in community events, he was usually fishing.  It has been said that when the fish weren’t biting, “Nubbin was catchin’ them.” Although he spent a lot of time fishing, family was always the No. 1 priority in his life, family members said.
In addition to his parents and numerous brothers and sisters, he was preceded in death by his great-granddaughter, Bree Apler; and a son-in-law, Art Anderson.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Pat Keith of Jesup; two daughters and a son-in-law, Suzanne and Joe McPipkin of Jesup and Kathy Anderson of Jesup; two sons, Donnie Keith and Kyle Keith both of Jesup; one sister and brother-in-law, Louise and Claude Goodson of Midway; 10 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
Funeral services were held Jan. 22 at First Baptist Church of Jesup with Dr. Michael VonMoss, Dr. Felix Haynes and the Rev. Calvin Anderson officiating.
Interment followed in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Jerry Keith, Kevin Keith, David Earl Keith, Dell Keith, Jeff Smiley, Big David Keith, Kenny Keith and Keith Boatright.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Golden Rulers Sunday School Class and Staff of Hospice of South Georgia.
Remembrances may be made to First Baptist Church Capital Campaign Fund, P.O. Box 1115, Jesup, GA 31598 or Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd. Jesup, GA 31545.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Rinehart & Sons
 
Gilbert E. “Duke” Snyder
Jesup—Gilbert E. “Duke” Snyder, 75, of Jesup died Jan. 22, 2017, after an extended illness.
The Pennsylvania native lived in Wayne County most of his adult life; was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church in Franklin, Pennsylvania; attended New Hope Freewill Baptist Church; and was a U.S. Army veteran having served in the Korean Era.
He was a 32-year retired service technician with Sears of Jesup who enjoyed hunting, gardening and visiting with friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Elwood and Evelyn Snyder.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Carolyn “Jane” Edenfield Snyder of Jesup; a daughter and son-in-law, Jennifer and Jesus Jimenez of Jesup; sons and a daughter-in-law, Charles and Kim Snyder of Jesup and Stephen Snyder of Charleston, South Carolina; a sister, Barbara Pierce of Franklin, Pennsylvania; granddaughters, Paige Mobley and Victoria Jimenez of Jesup; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Horne and Elder Randy Strickland officiating. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be family.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
 
Brenda Hyatt Simmons
Jesup—Brenda Hyatt Simmons, 57, of Jesup died Jan. 21, 2017, in Coastal Manor after an extended illness.
The Sumter, South Carolina, native lived in Wayne County the past 35 years and was a homemaker. She enjoyed cooking and house cleaning for herself and others.
Survivors include her husband of 37 years, Jerry Simmons of Jesup; a sister, Wanda Vitello of Sumter, South Carolina; a close friend, Betty Abrams of Sumter, South Carolina; and other extended relatives.
Memorial services will be held by the family.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
 
James “Hovis” Surrency
Odum—James “Hovis” Surrency, 91, of Odum died Jan. 21, 2017, surrounded by his loving wife and family, at his residence after an extended illness and under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
The Wayne County native was a member of Cornerstone United Pentecostal Church. He served during World War II and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was a long-time and much-loved farmer who enjoyed raising cattle, horses and goats and growing and selling vegetables at the market.
He was predeceased by his parents, Ernest and Eulala Poppell Surrency, and brothers, Labon, Robert and Cecil Surrency.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Dorothy Griffis Surrency of Odum; two daughters and a son-in-law, Jackie and Darrell Wasdin of Odum and Vicki Mallard of Odum; three sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Fely Surrency, Danny and Libby Surrency, and Larry and Shirley Surrency, all of Odum; two sisters, Frankie Madray and Betty Anderson of Odum; grandchildren, Ealaine Harper, Leona Fox, Brittney Surrency, Hovis Surrency, Cliffton Surrency, Danielle Webber, Jake Langley, Joni Roberson, James Langley, Joe Langley, Richard Surrency, Bonnie Surrency, Keri Sapp, Zack Mallard and Clint Mallard; a total of 34 great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held Jan. 24 at Cornerstone United Pentecostal Church with the Rev. Calvin Anderson, Pastor Ray Worley and the Rev. Andy Eason officiating. Interment was in Red Hill Cemetery with the American Legion Post No. 311 presenting the American flag.
Active pallbearers were his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers were his great-grandsons.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
 
Lettie “Penny” Ellis Wright
Jesup—Lettie “Penny” Ellis Wright, 74, of Jesup, died Jan. 21, 2017, in Southeast Georgia Health Systems of Brunswick after an extended illness.
The Conway, South Carolina, native lived in Jesup most of her life and was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints and a retired employee with Kmart of Jesup.
She enjoyed sewing and being with her family and friends, and was predeceased by her parents, Coy and Lucille Ellis, and a son, Andrew Wright.
Survivors include her daughter, Amanda Wright of Jesup; sons, Tony Wright of Jesup and Bo Wright of Saint George, Utah; a half-brother, Jimmy Ellis of Jesup; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; Aunt Tootsie Ellis and Uncle Carl Ellis; and others.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints with her son, Bo Wright, Bishop James Griffin and President Wayne Broadhead officiating.
Interment will be in Altamaha Baptist Church 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.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
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