12.5.18 obituaries

Rinehart & Sons


James Henry “Jim” Janzen

Jesup—James Henry “Jim” Janzen, 88, of Jesup died Dec. 3, 2018, after an extended illness and under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.

The New York native and U.S. Navy veteran, who served in the Korean Conflict, had lived in Wayne County the past 15 years. He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was a retired New York schoolteacher but was most proud of his electrical engineering contributions to the Apollo Project. He loved to tinker in his shop while working on Model T cars.

He was predeceased by his wives, Virginia Janzen and Jean Stively Janzen, and a granddaughter, Kaitlyn.

Survivors include a daughter, Eileen (Mitch) Cooper of Oregon; a son, Bob (Mary) Janzen of Florida; a stepdaughter, Colleen (Ray) Swank of Washington; a stepson, Mark (Debbie) Stively of Screven; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with Father Keith O’Neill officiating. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery along with full military honors.  Active pallbearers will be his family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Cotton Grove Estates Personal Care Home and the Wayne Memorial Hospital Volunteers.

Visitation will be one hour prior at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




Matthew Guyton Jr.

Jesup—Matthew Guyton Jr., 69, of Jesup died Dec. 1, 2018, at St. Vincent Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, following a lengthy illness.

He was born Oct. 1, 1949, to the late Matthew Guyton Sr. and Mary Bryant-Guyton in Eastman. He received his education at Northside and went on to the Job Corps and received his GED. He was a former resident of Tampa, Florida, but later relocated back to Jesup to spend the with his family at home.

He loved fishing and spending time with his family, and he also would occasionally attend church at Mt. Mariah AME Church  Everyone who knew him loved him for the kind spirited man that he was, according to his family.

He was preceded in death by both parents, Matthew and Mary Guyton Sr.; his wife, Sarah Guyton; his sister, Nell Guyton-Cooke; and a brother, Bud Guyton.

Survivors include his children, Debra (Bert) Johnson of Jesup, Arthur Kitchen of Waycross, Matthew Guyton of Jesup and Justin Guyton of Tampa; his siblings, Odessa Guyton Power Hussey (Berrington) of Tampa; Dorothy (Joe) Sigler of Tampa, Billy Guyton of Tampa, Bobby (Rose Mary) Guyton of Jesup, Jimmy Guyton of Jesup, Timmie Guyton of Jesup, Linda (Clarence) Guyton of Tampa, Troy Guyton of Oklahoma and Nebraska, Maxine Guyton-King of Tampa, Mary Kay Guyton-Hester (Nick) of Tampa, Thomas (Melissa) Guyton of Tampa, and Lonnie Tippins of Jesup; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Mariah AME Church, 100 Church St. Visitation will be held one hour before services.

Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mother Dorothy Jean Mitchell Ette

Screven—Mother Dorothy Jean Mitchell Ette died Dec. 1, 2018.

She was born June 15, 1960, to Aretha Marie Mitchell Miles (Jesse Miles Sr.) and Ulysses Heard (Mary Heard).

She was preceded in death by her sister Louise Bouquia.

Survivors include her daughters Dorkeicia Bouquia, Innis Ette Usoro (Nsikanabasi Usoro), Veena Mindy Ette (Cesar Cortez) and son Itoro Ette (Jessica); her grandchildren, Davion, Jayvion, Quantaria, Cesar Jr., Arius, Xavier, Ayden, Ausar, Anastasia and Iniabasi; her parents, Aretha Miles (Jesse Miles Sr.) and Ulysses Heard (Mary Heard); her brother, Jesse Miles (Eva Miles), Robert Wesley Sr. (Mae Shanell); her sisters, Sonovia Heard and Felicia Crew (Richard Crew); her aunt Evangelist Dorothy Wright (uncle Esther Wright Sr.), aunt First Lady Havannah Green (Suffragan Bishop Arthur Green), uncle Joe Nathan Mitchell, and uncle Walter Miles; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, friends and co-laborers in the gospel.

Visitation services will be held Friday from 6 p.m. to  8 p.m. at Greater St. James Temple, 535 White Star Road, Screven, GA 31560

A Celebration of Life Services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Life Changing Ministries, 521 Brown Street, Screven with pastor David Wilkins officiating and pastor Clarence Conigan as the eulogist. 

Interment services will follow at Screven City Cementary.

Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Edo-Miller and Sons


Ayn-Martha Joyce

Jesup--Ayn-Martha Joyce, 56, of Jesup died Dec. 2, 2018, at Southeast Georgia Health System.

She was born on Feb. 7, 1962, in Richmond, Virginia. She was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in  Brunswick and the Georgia Federation of Women’s Clubs in Jesup, as well as a volunteer with Wayne Memorial Hospital.

“Kind,” “gentle” and “loving” were the three most-repeated words that were used to describe her. She was a friend to all she encountered and left others feeling better about the world when they parted company. She was an example of strength through adversity and grace in the midst of challenges. Her family says, “Everyone who was blessed to call her friend can attest to the fact that she was an example of a faithful servant. We can all celebrate that she is no longer in pain and is whole and perfect resting in God’s loving hands. May we all take her lead in our own lives by welcoming the stranger, showing kindness to everyone, and finding joy in even the simplest aspects of life. It is well with her soul.”

She is predeceased by her father, Edward Patrick Joyce.

Survivors include her mother, Faith Joyce; brother, Mark Joyce; two sisters, Julia Joyce Domenick and Margaret Patrum; nephews, Collin Joyce and Taylor Domenick; and niece, Hannah Joyce.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memoriums may be made to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Choir in Brunswick.

Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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