2.20.19 obituaries


Mary G. Tyre

Jesup--Mary G. Tyre, 97, of Jesup died Feb. 15, 2019, after an extended illness.

Born Nov. 13, 1921, in Chat-ham County, she was the oldest member of Altamaha Baptist Church. She was a retired supervisor from Manhattan Shirt Company.

The daughter of the late Joseph B. and Betty Lou Weaver Graeber, she was predeceased by her husband of 69 years Terrell Daniel Tyre; daughter and son-in-law Delores and Steven Stahlhut; granddaughter, Meredith Hartman; son-in-law, Dr. R. Reppard Bennett; and sisters, Josephine Poppell and Marie Poppell.   

Survivors include her daughter, Anita Bennett of Gainesville; five grandchildren Angela (Dr. Rafael) Pascual of Gainesville, Dr. T. Reppard (Karen) Bennett of Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, Dr. Laura (Tom) Howell of Royston, Gayla (Jeff) Pierce of Gainesville and Tyler (Katie) Stahlhut of Freeport, Florida; eight great-grandchildren, Christopher Tiegreen, Jonathan (Mattie) Tiegreen, Danielle (William) Inman, Jillian Pascual, Nicholas Pascual, McKinney Pierce, Jordan Bennett and Kendall Bennett; one great-great-grandchild Zuri Tiegreen; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Chapel with pastor Jack Lee officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be the Love Thy Neighbor Sunday School Class of Altamaha Baptist Church. A private family burial will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Altamaha Baptist Church, 6622 Oglethorpe Road, Jesup, GA 31545.

The family wishes to give special thanks for their loving care to Dr. Lance Hendrix and staff, the staffs of Harborview Nursing Home, Community Home Health Care Agency, Hospice of South Georgia, and Northeast Georgia Hospice and to family and friends who helped throughout this journey.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of  arrangements.


Melvin Dover

Screven--Melvin Dover, 69, of Screven died Feb. 17, 2019, at Southeast Georgia Health Systems in Brunswick after an extended illness.

The Florida native lived in Wayne County most of his adult life. He was a member of Screven First Baptist Church and the Men’s Sunday School Class. He was a retired CSX employee and loved to fish, hunt and work on small engines in his shop.

He was predeceased by his parents, James Dover and Elizabeth Little, and a half-brother, Donnie Little.

Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Peggy Barnes Dover of Screven; four sons, Wesley (Cherrie) Dover of Stearns, Kentucky, Thomas (Stella) Dover of Smyrna, Brian (Veronica) Dover of Minford, Ohio, and Chris (Amber) Dover of Phenix City, Alabama; six grandchildren, Kelby (Samantha) Dover, Jamie (Christina) Dover, Caleb Coleman,, Aiden Dover, Michael Dover and Leeland Dover; three great-grandchildren, Katie Beth, Beau and Rory Dover; two sisters, Phyllis (Robert) Graham of Screven and Glenda Whittington of Illinois; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with Dr. Brad Ellington officiating.  Interment will follow in the Screven City Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Kelby Dover, Jamie Dover, Michael Dover, Aiden Dover, Larry and Barry Barnes, Justin Graham, Ross Gardner and Shane Brinkley. Honorary pallbearers will be the Men’s Sunday School Class of Screven First Baptist Church.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Southeast Georgia Health System Nunnally House, 3215 Kemble Ave., Brunswick, GA  31520.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Dorothy Mae “Dot” Johnson

Jesup--Dorothy Mae “Dot” Johnson, 79, died peacefully  Feb. 15, 2019, surrounded by her loving family under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.

She was born Jan. 18, 1940, in Neeses, South Carolina, to the late Robbie Hutto and Gladys Hutto Eason.

She devoted herself to her family and worked tirelessly to make her house a home.

Her feisty and fun personality, along with her strong work ethic and organizational skills, made her a natural when it came to business management. She and her late husband, J.L. “Sarge” Johnson, owned and operated Sarge’s Restaurant in Screven for many years.

She was a member of Unity Church of God and enjoyed spending time with her family more than anything.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Bobby Hutto; son, Randy Morris; and grandson, Austin Johnson.

Survivors include her children, Cheryl Morey, Robin and Greg Moxley and Lamar and Tiffany Johnson all of Jesup; and grandchildren, Randy Morris of Martinsburg, West Virginia, Bandy and Ron Strickland of Blackshear, Jessie Morey of Jesup, Greg Moxley Jr. of Montgomery Village, Maryland, Breezy Moxley of Jesup, Reyn Johnson of Jesup and Mara Johnson of Jesup; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.

Funeral services were held Feb. 17 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup with Bishop George E. Moxley officiating.

Interment followed in Screven City Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Gary Wayne “Gutt” May, Zac Moxley, Gordy Davis, Chuck Moseley, Bruce Harris, Ron Strickland, Ivey Hutto and Wayne Moxley.

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

Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com

Howard & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 



Naomi Coleman

Jesup--On the afternoon of Feb. 14, 2019, Sandra Naomi Coleman, 54, fell asleep in death at Southeast Georgia Health System in Bruns-wick.

She was born on March 24, 1964, to parents Sylvester Weatherspoon Sr. and Sarah Weatherspoon in Jesup. She was a graduate of Wayne County High School, Class of 1982.

She dedicated her life to Jehovah God on Nov. 3, 1979. Her life was centered around bringing praise to her Heavenly Father and being faithful and loyal to Him.

She was preceded in death by her father, Sylvester Weatherspoon Sr. 

Survivors include her loving husband of 18 years, Martin C. Coleman of Jesup; her two daughters, Naomi Diana (Jeremy) Oates of Warner Robins and Sarah Claudia Coleman of Jesup; one granddaughter, Kiana Oates of Warner Robins; her mother, Sarah Weatherspoon of Jesup; three sisters, Priscilla (Russell) Harris of Hinesville; Edith (Robert) Hilton of Brunswick and Demetris (Leroy) Smith of Brunswick; one brother, Sylvester Weatherspoon  Jr. of Hinesville; two sisters-in-law, Effie (Will) Smith of Statesboro; and Yvonne Brown of Brunswick; two uncles, Johnny Kelly of Sanford, Florida, and Lonnie Kelly of Havana, Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Kingdom of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2841 US Hwy. 301.

Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Raymond Doyle House Sr.

Brunswick—Raymond Doyle House Sr., 76, of Brunswick, a devoted public servant and friend to all, died Feb. 14, 2019, with his family by his side.

He was born Nov. 13, 1942, in Bremen. He was the son of the late Willie B. House and the late Laura Owens House. He was also preceded in death by his late wife and mother of his son, Betty Spaulding House; brothers Bill, Henry, Charles, Bob, Robert, Barnard, and James; and a sister, Sara Nell Bagley.

He lived most of his life in Brunswick and was a retired fire chief with the Brunswick Fire Department with 48 years of dedicated service. He was a mentor to many and had an everlasting impact on everyone he met. He also was a devoted and trusted employee with Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home for 62 years. He was also an instructor with Southern Technical Institute.

He was a member of the Brunswick Lyons Club, Brunswick Exchange Club and Maggie Mae’s Breakfast Club. He was a man of faith and a member of Glynn Missionary Baptist Church.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Marsha Royal House of Brunswick; two sons, Ray (Delisa) House of Jesup and Daniel (Ruth) Wilson of Bastrop, Texas; granddaughter, Taylor Wilson of Bastrop; daughter, Marisa Franklin of Brunswick; grandson, Brayden Franklin of Brunswick; brother, Ernest (Shelby) House of Temple; and brother, Howard Lee (Kathy) House of Breman.

He will always be remembered for his friendly sense of humor and his willingness to help others, according to family. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. His family will have many fond memories to cherish for years to come.

Services were held Feb. 17 at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home with the Rev. Darrell Joiner officiating and assisted by Fire Chief Randy Mobley. Entombment followed the service at Palmetto Cemetery with Firefighters Honors.

Active pallbearers were John Tyre, Mike Waters, Jerry Allen, Robbie Horton, Randy Mobley, Richie May, and Steve Marino.

Honorary pallbearers were Brunswick firefighters and all firefighters, Brunswick Exchange Club and Lyons Club members, the staff of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home, the staff of Hall, Jones and Brown Funeral Home, and members of Maggie Mae’s Breakfast Club and staff, also the members of Glynn Missionary Baptist Church and the Hospice of South Georgia and Staff.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for memorial contributions made to the American Cancer Society 4849 Paulsen Street, Suite 102 Savannah, GA, 31405; Golden Isles Lions Club; and the Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd. Jesup, GA 31545.

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

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