Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:08pm
Arthur Lawrence Cook
Jesup—Arthur Lawrence “Larry” Cook, 63, died Feb. 9, 2018, at Wayne Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness.
A resident of Jesup for the past 40 years, he was a native of Marietta, who served his country in the United States Army. He worked for more than 28 years with Rail Link Inc. and was a lover of sports of all kinds. He loved to laugh and was known for his sense of humor. He was always quick with a joke and loved living life to the full, even when his health was failing.
His father, Jimmy Glen Cook, and his brother, Michael Earl Cook, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Gail Flowers Cook of Jesup; one son, Shane Glen Cook of Jesup; his mother, Linda Earline Haws Cook of Austell; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Russell Glen and Carolyn Cook of Austell and James Keith and Patricia Cook of Dallas; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Carolyn Cook Carver of Marietta and Teresa Cook and Jimmy Griffin of Dallas; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended-family members.
A memorial service was held Feb. 11 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup with the Rev. Stanley Todd officiating.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Rinehart & Sons
Jo Mann Jordan
Jesup—Jo Mann Jordan, 77, of Brunswick and formerly of Jesup, died Feb. 12, 2018, at Hospice of the Golden Isles.
The Tifton native had lived in Wayne County most of her life and recently moved to Brunswick to be near her daughter. She was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick and a former member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Jesup, where she played the organ for many years.
Also known as “Mother Nature” and “Mama Jo,” she was known as a wonderful biology teacher at Wayne County High School. Her lifelong love for the earth and its inhabitants was shared with many students and friends.
Her love for art, music and needle crafting were favorite pastimes.
She is predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Ed Jordan, and a favorite aunt and uncle, Effie and J.B. Helms.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lydia and Dade Brantley of Brunswick; a son and daughter-in-law, Ben and Carolyn Jordan of Augusta; four grandchildren, Maggie and Noah Brantley and Benjamin and Hugh Jordan; and a sister-cousin, Ann Hamilton of Arabi.
Memorial services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at St. Mark‚‘s Episcopal Church in Brunswick with Father Alan Akridge officiating. Interment will be in the chapel columbarium.
The family will receive friends from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. prior to services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Honey Creek (Georgia Episcopal Retreat Center) at Honey Creek, 299 Episcopal Conference Road, Waverly, GA 31565 or www.honeycreek.org.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
Michael “Mike” L. Barwick
Jesup—Michael “Mike” L. Barwick, 54, of Jesup died Feb. 10, 2018 at his residence.
Memorial services are being held by the family.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Out of Town
Garden City—Clarence Thornton, 82, of Garden City died Feb. 9, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.
He was born in Wayne County to the late Charlie and Frances Thornton. He was also preceded in death by several siblings. He was a member of Garden City Primitive Baptist Church and retired from Union Camp.
He was known as a “jack of all trades and a master of many.” He was involved with Kings Construction Group and enjoyed serving the Lord by helping to build churches. He enjoyed his family, hunting and fishing.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Thornton; children and their spouses, Clarence A. “Andy” Thornton (Francine), Kay Hudson (Tim) and Angela Razook (Danny); grandchildren and spouses, Tony Ellis (Sam), Kristin Brinkley (Kevin), Jeremy Razook, Haley Roennebeck (Michael), Matthew Hudson, Kyle Hudson, Brandie Thornton and Harley Thornton; great-grandchildren, Ryder Ward, Khloe Brinkley, Myla Razook and Adalynn Brinkley; sisters, Geraldine Smith and Novadean Kicklighter; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The funeral will be Sunday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the funeral home with burial at Hillcrest Abbey West at a later date.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.stricklandandsonsfuneralhome.com.
Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Homes of Pooler is in charge of the arrangements.
Lorene Carter Johnson
Glennville—Lorene Carter Johnson, 88, died Feb. 10, 2018, at Glenvue Health and Rehabilitation Center surrounded by her family and under the care of Georgia Hospice.
She was born Aug. 23, 1929, to James Henry Carter Sr. and Lottie Tillman Carter and lived in this area most of her life. She was employed by Glennville Red and White, and Waters Bi-Rite for many years in the bakery department and worked in the textile industry as a seamstress. She loved to read, go fishing and be with her family.
She was a member of Grace Baptist Church and preceded in death by her parents; her husband, LeRoy Johnson Sr.; and a grandson, Terry Ryland.
Survivors include a daughter, Linda Johnson Rhodes of Glennville; a son and daughter-in-law, LeRoy Jr. and Bobby Johnson of Glennville; grandchildren and their spouses, John and Barbie Mock of Glennville, Melissa and Christ Hurst of Jesup and James and Jennifer Johnson of Jesup; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Feb. 12 at the Chapel of Brannen Kennedy Funeral Home with the Rev. Robert Long officiating.
Burial was in Pigott Branch Church Cemetery.
Brannen Kennedy Funeral Home of Glennville was in charge of arrangements.
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