2.6.19 obituaries


Clarence Jeffie  “Jeff” Darley

Jesup—Clarence Jeffie “Jeff” Darley, 84, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Feb. 3, 2019.

He was born in Glynn County and moved to Wayne County after serving in the U.S. Air Force in Korea during the Korean Conflict. He retired from ITT Rayonier after 30 years.

He was a charter member of Anderson Drive Baptist Church, where he faithfully served as a deacon and Sunday school superintendent. He was lovingly known as “The Candy Man” for distributing peppermints to young and old.

Favorite pasttimes through the years included creating gifts made from wood, building handicap ramps for the elderly and disabled, and spending time with his family.

He was predeceased by his parents, Clarence and Ethel Darley; sisters, Madeline Darley, Geraldine Boatright, Thera Graham and Grace Kinsey; and a granddaughter, Martha Perkins.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Kay Reeves Darley of Jesup; daughters, Jessica (Calvin) Perkins of Winters, Texas, Valerie Howard of Kingsland and Dawn Darley of Savannah; sons, Jeff (Richelle) Darley of Louisiana and Joey Darley of Jesup; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and a long-time friend, Judy Bedillion.

Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Josh Stafford officiating. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Lance Darley, Logan Darley, Dustin Howard, Sam Howard, Morgan Miller, Don Pye, Michael Roach and Twyman Vickers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Men’s Sunday School Class.

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

The family wants to express a special thank you to Lindsey and Reagan and Georgia Hospice Care.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Joshua William Hires

Jesup—Joshua William Hires, 26, of Jesup, died Feb. 2, 2019.

The Wayne County native was a member of Unity Church of God and 2010 Wayne County High School Graduate who received an associate’s degree from South University in physical therapy.

He was known as a helper to all and enjoyed spending time with family and friends.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Joe Peacock; paternal great-grandparents, T.G. and Dorothy Hires and Amy Perkins; maternal great-grandparents, Joseph Edward and Bernice Peacock and Mae Carter, step-grandfather, Wayne Mixon and step-aunt, Lisa Mixon.

Survivors include his parents, Becky (Donald) Mixon of Jesup and Teddy Hires of Jesup; brothers including twin brother, Joseph (Katie) Hires, Chad Mixon and Gavin Mixon all of Jesup; sisters, Kara (Jonathan) Scott, Kaylee Mixon and Teagan Hires all of Jesup; maternal grandmother, Mary Peacock of Ludowici; paternal grandparents, Luther and Sally Hires of Jesup; nephews, Trey Ogden, Uriah and Logan Scott; niece, Adeline Hires.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Unity Church of God with Pastor Calvin Anderson officiating. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Trent Dubberly, Tyler Wiggins, Brandon Yoder, Tommy Jackson, Mark Scott, Harold Boone and Jermaine Nixon.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to services at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Unity Church of God Youth, 1580 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA  31545.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Mary Ogden Ridarsick

Jesup—Mary Ogden Ridarsick, 94, of Jesup died Feb. 3, 2019, in Fort Myers, Florida.

A Wayne County native, she was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, a homemaker and a caretaker. She enjoyed sewing, music, cooking, playing bingo and spending time with her friends, and she was very family-oriented.

She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Ernie Ridarsick; parents, J.W. and Ella Ogden; sisters, Ida Mae Robinson, Aletha Burke and Donna Ogden; and brothers, John Ludwin Ogden and Buddy Ogden.

Survivors are her daughters, Janet (Brian) Bartos of Cape Coral, Florida, and Debbie (Charles) Moorehead of Plantation, Florida; son, Jim (Marlene) Ridarsick of North Hollywood, California; five grandchildren, Ashley, Nicole, Lindsay, Jonathan and Christopher; five great-grandchildren; sisters, Irene Carter of Odum and Tera Lambert of New Hampshire; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Calvary Baptist Church with pastor Vann Dempsey officiating. Interment will be in Piney Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be her family.

Visitation will be one hour prior to service at the church.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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