2.15.20 obituaries


Carol Hairred

Jesup--Carol Hairred, 73, of Jesup died Feb. 11, 2020, under the care of Your Family Hospice.

The Wayne County native and former resident of Brunswick had lived in Wayne County the past several years and was a retired department head of respiratory therapy at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Her hobbies included antiquing, furniture reupholstering, bowling, golfing and sewing.

She was predeceased by her parents, Jesse and Geneva Passmore; a sister, Martha Jean Sears; and two brothers, Roy and Pete Passmore.

Survivors include three daughters, Tina (Todd) Shoemaker of Savannah, Tanya Darley of Jesup and Brenda Davis Rist of Townsend; a son, Bart Lofton of Jesup; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Dale Wright and Patsy Mobley, both of Jesup.

Memorial services will be Sunday at 1 p.m. at her residence, 5340 Waycross Highway, Jesup.

The family will receive friends at the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Your Family Hospice, 908 S. Main Street, Suite 102, Hinesville, GA 31313.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Pamela M. Nichols

Brooklyn, Wisconsin--Pamela M. “Pam” Nichols, 58, of Brooklyn, Wisconsin, died peacefully in her home on Feb. 7, 2020.

She was born on Oct. 6, 1961, in Jesup, the daughter of Horace and Nancy (Anderson) Minchew.

She graduated from Wayne County High School in 1979. She received a bachelor’s degree from Liberty University and a master’s degree in teaching from East Carolina University.

She married John Nichols on Aug. 9, 1986, at Jesup First Free Will Baptist Church.

She was an avid reader and enjoyed tutoring children in math, reading and other studies. She also liked to share with others about Jesus and His teachings.

She liked to spend time outdoors, hiking and breathing in the fresh air. She loved gardening and made blackberry jam from the wild berries that she picked in summer.

She spent time learning about other languages and cultures and was especially interested in Indian culture and politics. She was an animal lover and loved spending time with her loyal canine companion, Ulfred, who was always by her side.

She was preceded in death by father Horace Minchew.

Survivors include her husband, John Nichols; son, Kyle (Arielle) Nichols; granddaughter, Eleanor Mae Nichols; mother, Nancy Minchew; sister, Phyllis (Guy) Griffis; and brother, Kevin Minchew.

She will be cremated privately on Sunday, Feb. 15. A celebration of life will be held at her home on May 2.

Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.