Jesup—Barry Collier, 66, of Jesup died Jan. 23, 2019, in Wayne Memorial Hospital under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
The Glynn County native lived in Wayne County most of his life and was a member of Screven First Baptist Church and the Stanley English Sunday School Class. He was a 1971 Wayne County High School graduate, lettering three years in track and football, and won the state championship in the shot put and second in the discus in 1971. He holds the WCHS record for shot put and discus. He was inducted into the WCHS Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. He was a former member of the masons and the shriners.
He also graduated from the University of Georgia, where he played football, and was then drafted as an eighth-round pick for the San Diego Chargers.
After that, he returned to Jesup and taught at the Wayne County Junior High School and coached many sports.
The family business, Collier Oil Company later employed him until he went to work at Albany International Corp. until retirement. His last employment was as a Wayne County deputy jailer.
He was predeceased by his daughter, Stephanie Collier; parents, J.T. and Lucille Gale Collier; grandson, Maddux Howard; and a sister-in-law, Marie Collier.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Karen Collier; children, Michelle (Chris) Miller, Marissa Wells, Stephen Collier, Briana Collier, Katrina (Marshall) Howard and Travis Denison; grandchildren, Gabe, McKenzie, Marley, Marina, Jaxson, Katarina, Parker, Preston, Reese and Brooks; two brothers, Sidney Collier and Stanley (Sherry) Collier; and several nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 2 p.m. at Screven First Baptist Church with Dr. Brad Ellington, Joe McPipkin and the Rev. Parnell Aldridge officiating. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be his nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be his Sunday school class members and his fellow teammates.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Richardson Robinson
Jesup—Ruth Richardson Robinson, 92, of Jesup died Jan. 22, 2019, after a short illness.
The Florida native had lived in Wayne County most of her life and was a homemaker and full-time mother. She enjoyed working crossword puzzles, crocheting and any activity that involved her family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Daniel Robinson Sr., and daughter, Clara Walker.
Survivors include a daughter, Rhonda (Bob) Ryan of Jesup; two sons, Danny (Martha) Robinson and Dean (Christy) Robinson, both of Jesup; brother, Harry (Helga) Richardson of Jesup; seven grandchildren, Matthew and Mark Robinson, Rebecca Olliff, Jonny Robinson, Stephanie, George and Garrett Ryan; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Jan. 24 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Jack Lee officiating. Interment was in Piney Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers were her family.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements.
Joe Marvin Anderson
Savannah--Joe Marvin Anderson, 61, died Jan. 24, 2019, at River-view Health and Rehabilitation under the care of Hospice Savannah Inc.
He was born Oct. 19, 1957, in Jesup to the late Marvin and Catherine Cowan Anderson. He was a 1975 graduate of Wayne County High School and later attended South Georgia Technical College in Americus, where he received certification in auto service technology and welding.
He was a master of many different trades and had worked in several different industries during his lifetime. He worked as a mechanic at Walker Chevrolet for several years and also at Rayonier Advanced Materials before relocating to Savannah, where he worked as a forklift operator for American Packing and Crating, a company handling the shipping and receiving of items entering and leaving the port of Savannah. Most recently, he had worked as a chef at several local restaurants, including the Embassy Suites and The Hitch, both located in Savannah.
He was easygoing and loved people, his family said. He volunteered his time helping others through Celebrate Recovery and was a member of Relentless Church in Savannah.
In addition to his parents, his infant twin sister, Jan Marie Anderson, and three other sisters and two brothers-in-law, Louise McClendon, Carol Dietz and her husband, and John and Ellen Moore, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his sister, Marian Anderson LaViano and her husband, Linden, of Lake Forest, California; two brothers-in-law and a brother-in-law‚Äôs wife, Tommy and Sally McClendon of Fayetteville and Harold Moore of Brunswick; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended-family members.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Jan. 29 at Relentless Church on Waters Avenue in Savannah with pastor Kyle Garrison officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church.
Interment will follow at 3 p.m. in the Altamaha Baptist Church Cemetery in Jesup.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Relentless Church, 8511 Waters Ave., Savannah, GA 31406.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
Nell Batton Crittenton
Jacksonville, Fla.--Nell (Batton) Crittenton, 68 of Jacksonville, Florida, died Saturday, Jan.19, 2019.
A memorial service will be held Jan. 28, at 11 a.m. at Southside United Methodist Church.
Jones-Gallagher Funeral Home