2.18.17 Obituaries

Rinehart & Sons
 
Sharon Whitney Boschert
Hortense—Sharon Whitney Boschert, 78, of Hortense died Feb. 9, 2017, at her daughter’s residence and under the care of Community Hospice of Florida.
The Michigan native lived in Wayne County for more than 30 years and in Brantley County in later years. She was an avid bowler and a member of a Brunswick bowling team.
She was predeceased by her husband of 30 years, Ted Boschert, and brother, Delbert Whitney.
Survivors are her daughters, Dawn (Doug) Piel of Richmond Hill, Holly (Gary) Daniels of MacClenny, Florida, Candace (Darrell Bowen) Mayhall of Medart, Florida, Adina (Jeff Dart) Tyre of Odum; sons, Jeffrey (Dottie Boyette) Mendelsohn of St. George, Dorian “Butch” (Renee Swords) Mendelsohn of Blackshear, Darwin (Stephanie Ratliff) Mendelsohn of Savannah; 18 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a brother, Bill Whitney of Columbus, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Feb. 13 at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel. Interment was in Odum City Cemetery.  Active pallbearers were Charlie Tyre, T.J. Mayhall, Tim Daniels, Jeff Mendelsohn, Darrell Bowen, Garrett and Hunter Thomas, Butch and Darwin Mendelsohn.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons
.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
W.F. “Bud” Cason
Surrency—W.F. “Bud” Cason, 80, of Surrency died Feb. 14, 2017, in Jesup Healthcare after an extended illness.
The Appling County native was a member of Surrency Community Church and a retired mechanic.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Geneva Adams Cason of Surrency; a son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Vivian Cason of Ludowici; a sister, Sandra Sikes of Surrency; a brother, Lamar Cason of Odum; grandchildren, Joshua Cason and Katie Cannon; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be held today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at Surrency Community Church with the Rev. Carlton Rowell and the Rev. Martha Beecher officiating.
Family will receive friends at the church.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons
.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Lester Oren “Jack” Wright Sr.
Jesup—Lester Oren “Jack” Wright Sr., 87, of Jesup died Feb 15, 2017, surrounded by his family at his residence.
He was born in 1929 in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, and moved to Swannanoa, North Carolina in 1952. He was a Navy seaman who served on the aircraft carrier Valley Forge out of San Diego, California. He served as a North Carolina state trooper from 1952 to 1965 and a license and theft inspector for the state of North Carolina until he retired in 1982.
He and his wife, Jackie, moved to Jesup in 1999. They enjoyed the community and made many wonderful friends, his family said. He “never met a stranger” and was the best husband, father, grandfather and friend anyone could have and was loved by all, according to friends and family.
He was predeceased by his parents, Dekossi and Lillie Jane Hoyle Wright, and several siblings.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Jackie Wilson Wright of Jesup; a daughter and son-in-law, Terry and Rodney Healy of Kingsport, Tennessee; three sons and daughters-in-law, Lester O.  and Kathy Wright Jr. of Anderson, South Carolina, Keith C. and Lana Wright of Jesup, and Bob and Kathy Wright of Asheville, North Carolina; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister and brother-in-law, Annette and Gerald Cooper of Kings Mountain; a brother and sister-in-law, Clayton and Jackie Wright of Gaffney, North Carolina; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Praise services will be held today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at Altamaha Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Lee officiating. Family graveside services will be held prior to the praise services.
Family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family strongly suggests memorial donations be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA  31545 or Shriners Hospital for Children, 950 W. Faris Road, Greenville, S.C.,  29605.
The family wishes to send heartfelt thanks for the compassionate care he received by Gail, Mary, Margaret, Sherrie, Daphne, and the Rev. Stanley Todd from Hospice of South Georgia.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons
.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Anne Paul McGahee
Jesup—Anne Paul McGahee, 79, of Jesup died Feb. 14, 2017, at her residence after a brief illness.
The Wadley native lived in Wayne County the past 55 years and was a member of First United Methodist Church and lifetime member of United Methodist Women. She was part of the musical program for many years both in leadership, singing, teaching and playing the piano.
She was a registered nurse and had assisted her husband in his medical practice for many years.
She was the widow of Dr. Ollie O. McGahee Jr.—”the love of her life.” The two were married for 44 years. She was also predeceased by her parents, Loring and Theo Paul; a sister, Betty Bowman; and a “favorite” nephew, Murry Bowman.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Ollie and Diane McGahee III of Jesup and Paul and Rita McGahee of Tifton; two daughters and sons-in-law, Beth and Duffy Heath of Augusta and Tara and Michael Whitteker of Jesup; grandchildren, Anastasia and Catherine Heath, Brooks and J.P. McGahee, and Mallary McGahee; and a niece, Diana Bowman Holmes.
Funeral services were held Feb. 17 at Jesup First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Tucker Lewis officiating. Interment was in Jesup City Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were family and friends. Honorary pallbearers were members of UMW and the Joy Sunday School Class.
Memorial donations may be made to Jesup First United Methodist Church, 205 E. Cherry Street, Jesup, GA 31546, Dr. Ollie O. McGahee Jr. Scholarship Fund, c/o PrimeSouth Bank, P.O. Box 720, Jesup, GA  31598, or Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Out of Town
 
Mary E. Cleghorn
Gadsen, Ala.—Mary E. Cleghorn, 94, died Jan. 29, 2017, at her home while sleeping.
She was born Feb. 5, 1922, in Odum to Ralph Lester and Tempie Mae Westberry Reddish. She was one of eight children. She was married to Harold S. Cleghorn Sr. and raised their three sons. 
“Miss Mary,” as she was known, “never met a stranger,” and everyone who met her was left with a lasting impression, according to her family. She was known far and wide for her sweet tea. She was a “wonderful” cook and loved to cook for her family and would go to great lengths to make sure all were full and satisfied, her family said.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold S. Cleghorn Sr.; her eldest son, Harold S. Cleghorn Jr.; her parents, Ralph Lester and Tempie Mae Westberry Reddish; three sisters, Thelma L. Brown, Ethelyn R. Welch and Twyla R. Flood; and three brothers, Lester R. Reddish, Vernon R. Reddish Sr. and Dr. Robert L. Reddish. 
Survivors include two sons and two daughters-in-law, William E. and Anna Cleghorn and Samuel R. and Reba Cleghorn; one sister, Alene R. Yarbrough; one brother-in-law, Ray G. Welch; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  
A viewing and funeral were held Feb. 3, 2017, at McLaughlin Mortuary in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, with interment at Sunset Cemetery in Valparaiso, Florida.
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