Tue, 03/13/2018 - 4:34pm
Carolyn Morrison Miller
Jesup—Carolyn Morrison Miller, 94, of Jesup and Fernandina Beach, Florida, died March 10, 2018, at Baptist Medical Center Nassau of congestive heart failure.
She was born on June 23, 1923, in Atlanta to Dean Milton Morrison and Mary Carolyn Moore Morrison. She graduated from Girls High in Atlanta and began her college career at Mercer University. She then attended the University of Georgia, where she was a member of Chi Omega Sorority.
Ten months ago, her beloved husband of 70 years, William Flynn Miller Jr., died at home in Jesup, and she relocated to Savannah Grand in Fernandina Beach. One of her favorite yearly events was hosting her large family for the Miller Family Reunion in Fernandina Beach, a tradition that her family will continue.
She met her late husband on a blind date in Atlanta, and after their marriage, they moved to Durham, North Carolina, until he completed his master’s degree at Duke University.
The couple and their new son moved to Fernandina Beach in 1948 and relocated to Jesup in 1970.
Always involved, dynamic and helpful within her communities, she was active in the Fernandina Beach Women’s Club, the Magnolia Garden Club and the Terpsichorean Club. She was especially devoted to the Daughters of the American Revolution, where she was a dedicated member for many decades. She was a former member of First Baptist Church in Fernandina Beach and current member of Jesup’s First Baptist Church and cherished the members of her Dorcas Sunday School Class. She was a former golfer, an avid bridge player, a Saturday Georgia Bulldog game supporter, a world traveler, and a committed volunteer, and her life was centered on her husband, family and richly blessed friendships.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, James Morrison, and son-in-law, Richard Vincent.
Survivors include a son, Bill Miller III, and his wife, Nancy, of Fernandina Beach, Florida, and children, Carrie and Steve Molinari and children Drew, Dean and Kate, Katie and Will Bennett and children Libby and Davey, and Flynn and Brook Miller and children Wills and Doss; daughters, Marilyn Miller of Jacksonville, Florida, and Marcia Miller Vincent of Atlanta; daughter and son-in-law, Jan and Bill Henning of Oxford, Mississippi, and children, Christine and Will Reed, Caroline Henning and fiancé John Lassiter, and Catherine Henning; daughter and son-in-law, Julia and Mike Burch of Jesup and children, Julianne Burch and Michael and Jena Burch and children Myla and Will; sisters-in-law, Julie Morrison of Greensboro, North Carolina, and Betty Kirby of Clermont, Florida; and nieces and nephews. Mrs. Miller was looking forward to her granddaughter’s upcoming May wedding on Amelia Island and the September arrival of her 10th great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Chapel, Howard & Jones Funeral Home, Jesup, with Dr. Mike Von Moss officiating. The family will receive friends from 11:30 a.m. until the hour of the funeral at the Chapel.
Interment services will follow in the Jesup City Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Bill and Flynn Miller, Mike and Michael Burch, Bill Henning, Steve Molinari, Will Reed and John Lassiter. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Altamaha Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Dorcas Sunday School Class.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Fair Haven Women’s and Children’s Shelter, P.O. Box 1153, Jesup, GA 31598, or the First Baptist Church of Jesup, Capital Campaign Fund, P.O. Box 1115, Jesup, GA 31598.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Jerry M. Stearns Jr
Jesup—Jerry M. Stearns Jr., 73, of Jesup died March 10, 2018, in Wayne Memorial Hospital under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
The Massachusetts native had lived in Jesup the past 12 years and was a member of Screven First Baptist Church and the Gift Sunday School Class.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a retired production employee with the Coors Brewery Company. He enjoyed selling guns, camping, boating, fishing and mowing the grass.
He was predeceased by his parents, Jerry M. Sr. and Susanna Daglio Stearns; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joe and Evelyn Carter; and two brothers-in-law, Ronell Carter and Dick Elder.
Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Mary Carter Stearns of Jesup; a son, Michael Jerry Stearns; a stepdaughter and her husband, Dianne and Mike Gerace of Colorado; several grandchildren; a sister and brother-in-law, Jo-Ann and Paul Rossi of Massachusetts; three sisters-in-law and their husbands, Betty Elder of Denver, Colorado, Dorothy and Ben Toombs of Jesup, and Madelyn and Howard Lewis of Screven; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held March 13 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with Durwood Miller and Dr. Brad Ellington officiating. Interment was in Screven City Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were W.T. Hunter, Jerry Parker, Carl Harris, Russ Martin, Mark Carter, Eddie Ellis and Johnny Ben Aspinwall. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Gift Sunday School Class of Screven First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Judy Crummey Greco
Jesup—Judy Crummey Greco, 68, of Jesup died March 9, 2018, of an apparent heart attack.
The Wayne County native and former resident of Atlanta had returned home to Jesup for the past 19 years and was a retired radiology technician and co-owner of Greco Gardens Lawn and Landscape Service. She enjoyed making stained glass and gardening and had a love for all animals.
She was predeceased by her parents, Cameron Crummey and Lee Madray Spell, and a brother, Buddy Crummey.
Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Tony Greco of Jesup; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside funeral services were held March 13 at Crummey Family Cemetery on Lanes Bridge Road with the Rev. John Aspinwall officiating.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements.
Sarah Williamson McFarlane
Jesup—Sarah Williamson McFarlane, 79, of Jesup died March 11, 2018.
The Wayne County native and former resident of Savannah was a Baptist and attended Memorial Baptist Church. She was a former legal secretary and enjoyed the beach, shopping, cooking and spending time with her family.
She was predeceased by her parents, Irving and Gertrude Crosby Williamson; sisters, Bertie Ruth Denison and Doretha Powers; and brothers, Alvin, Elkin, Joe and James David “J.D.” Williamson.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Judy and William Ogden of Odum; a son and daughter-in-law, Artie and Lisa Richburg of Savannah; grandchildren, Mark and Blane Ogden, Holly and Mark Burgess, Ivy and Lily Richburg; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside memorial services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Screven City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the cemetery.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
Robertson S. “Robbie” Woods
Jesup—Robertson S. “Robbie” Woods, 78, of Jesup died March 13, 2018, under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
The Wayne County native was a member of the Jesup Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and a 35-year retired ITT Rayonier employee. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Freddie Stanley Woods, and a brother, Doug Woods.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Cliff and JoAnn Woods, Donnell Woods, and David and Mary Woods, all of Jesup; four grandchildren and their spouses, Erica and Alan Scott, Josh and Tiffany Woods, Courtney and Brandon Hampton, Chris Woods, all of Jesup; four great-grandchildren, Hayden Hampton, Hunter Scott, Evie Woods and Bailey Scott; and two sisters and a brother-in-law, Audrey Morgan and Jan and Jimmy Tootle, all of Jesup.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Jesup Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints with Bishops Wayne Broadhead and James Griffin officiating. Interment will be in the George Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be his family. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of Altamaha Classic Cruisers, Jesup Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Hospice of South Georgia, former and current ITT Rayonier employees, Chasity Geiger and the staff of Dipreta Dermatology, caregivers, Sabrina Horne, Charity Tomberlin, Martha Wilkins, Na’Obi Williams, Ronald Pittman and Willie Mae Boykin, and three special friends—Bob Tyre, Danny Broadhurst and Burl Messer.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to services at the church.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA, 31545.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
Jesup—Darwin Saxon, 76, of Jesup died March 10, 2018, after an extended illness. Private memorial services are being held by the family. Additional information can be found at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Curry Lee Wallace
Jesup—Curry Lee Wallace, 73, of Jesup died March 11, 2018, at Harborview Nursing Home following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held at Royal Funeral Home Chapel March 17 at 2 p.m. Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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