3.15.17 obituaries

Rinehart & Sons
 
Harry Groover
Jesup—Harry Groover, 62, of Jesup died March 12, 2017, at his residence under the care of his family and Heartland Hospice after a courageous battle with colon cancer.
The Wayne County native was born June 26, 1954, to the late Ralph and Eudell Groover and was also preceded in death by his brother, Terry Groover, and sister, Patsy Ray. He was a member of Blanton Grove Church of God and a 37-year retiree with Rayonier and graduated from Wayne County High School in 1973. 
His greatest joy was in music, and he was a member of the WCHS marching band, where he played trumpet and earned the distinction of being first chair in the concert band. He continued his ministry by playing the trumpet and harmonica and singing in church.
Survivors include a son, Matthew Groover of Jesup; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Billie Ilee and Carrroll Floyd of Hinesville and Deeann and Steve Pierce of Jesup; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Jack and Emily Groover, Tom and Opal Groover and Jerry Groover, all of Jesup; a brother-in-law, Randy Ray of Hinesville; a sister-in-law, Kathy Groover of Jesup; the mother of his son, Jeanine Herrin Hauger; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services were held March 14 at Blanton Grove Church of God with Pastor Josh May and the Rev. Bobby Pope officiating. Interment was in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were his nephews, David Floyd, Jason Floyd, Ashley Ray, Joshua Ray, Jody Groover and Justin Jones.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Blanton Grove Church of God, 4497 Oglethorpe Road, Jesup, GA 31545.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Esther May Amy Moody
Jesup—Esther May Amy Moody was born Oct. 6, 1925, the eighth of 10 children, in Jacksonville, Florida. After losing her father, William LeRoy Amy, at the age of 10, the family circle continued to revolve in shared chores and earnings via the loving attention of her mother, Sephronia Mae.
The deceased played high school volleyball and worked alongside her sister in the local Rexall Drugstore before waitressing on roller skates at Bob’s Drive-In. Everything changed one day when Gene Moody drove in. They married in 1946 and moved to Jesup to begin construction of the family business, Moody Provision Company. Her job in that phase was providing hot and hearty lunches for the labor crew at “precisely noon”; she later joined close family members in office administration. For fun, she loved playing bridge with friends, entertaining business associates, and playing golf. Her husband took it up also, and in later years, they worked together at Pine Forest Country Club. Before retirement, she enjoyed being a KMart employee for 16 years and was a member of Jesup First Baptist Church.
Her most devoted endeavor began in 1954 when she became the mother of two children born three years and three months apart. Ten years after losing her beloved husband, and only after the sale of her sweet home, she agreed to relocate to Tallahassee, Florida, where she continued to find enjoyment playing bridge, sharing her golf tips on the local course, and loving her family.
Survivors include her children and their spouses, H.E. III (Sonny) and Mary Liz Moody and Judy Moody and Norm Gempel; two granddaughters and a grandson-in-law, Amy and Jason Bell and Catie Moody; two great-grandchildren, Evan Bell and Rylee Bell; and one brother and spouse, Robert and Chris Amy of Mandarin, Florida.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Mike Von Moss officiating. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be family.
Visitation will be held from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308 or online at www.bigbendhospice.org.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Virgil A. Ross Sr.
Jesup—Virgil A. Ross Sr., 86, of Jesup died March 12, 2017, after an extended illness.
The Tift County native and former resident of Brunswick lived in Wayne County most of his adult life and was a Methodist. He was a retired sales manager for Caterpillar Tractor (Carlton Company) of Glynn County. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cooking, and entertaining family and friends.
He was predeceased by his wife, Jackie Taylor Ross.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Lewis  Hazel and Ginger and Don Corrado of Jesup; a son and daughter-in-law, Sonny and Becky Ross of Sylvania; grandchildren and their spouses, Amy and Damon Fender, Angie and Chris Holland, Dirk and Maegan Corrado, Ben and Lauren Ross, Matt Ross, Harley Jackson, Andy and Donna Johnson, Kelly and Warren Collier; 10 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Unity Church of God with Pastor Calvin Anderson officiating. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be his family.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to services at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to Unity Church of God, 1580 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Melvin Walstein Phillips
Screven—Melvin Walstein Phillips, 79, of Screven died March 14, 2017, at his residence and under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
The Pierce County native lived in Wayne County most of his life and was a member of Liberty Lighthouse Church and a U.S. Air Force veteran. The ITT Rayonier retiree enjoyed fishing, playing his guitar, traveling in the mountains and yard work.
He was predeceased by his wife, Gertrude Fowler Phillips; daughters Marie Pap and Melissa Todd; and a sister, Rita Brock.
Survivors include his daughter, Patty Diller of Jesup; four sons and two daughter-in-law, Jackey Peebles of Jesup and Mike and Gail Phillips of Jesup, Jimmy Peebles of Screven, and Mell and Beth Phillips of Norfolk, Virginia; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Morris and Vicky Phillips of Jesup and Carroll and Linda Phillips of Tybee Island; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Stanley Todd officiating. Interment will be in Screven City Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be his grandsons.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Royal
 
Isaac Kincade
Jesup--Isaac Kincade, 45, of Jesup, died March 10, 2017 at  St. Josephs/Candler Hospital following a lengthy illness. 
He was born Feb. 1, 1972, to the late Robert Kincade and Bobbie Darling in Moultrie. He was educated in the public school system of Wayne County and graduated in the class of 1993. He was employed with Flour Daniel Inc. until his health began to fail. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Kincade.
He is survived by his loving wife, Belinda Ndow-Kincade of Jesup; two children, Ziqwanis “Quan” Kincade and Zitiannia Thompson, both of Jesup; two grandchildren, Keizondrae Thompson and Shayne Grant; four brothers, Cornelius Jennings, Anthony Kincade, Carl Kincade and Arthur Kincade, all of Jesup; two sisters, Deliah Kincade and Sharon Kincade, both of Jesup; his mother-in-law, Dr. Princess Violet  Ndow of Jesup; two brothers-in-law, Robert Ndow of Norfolk, Virginia, and Sidney Ndow of Brunswick; one sister-in-law, Elizabeth Ndow of Atlanta; close friends Pastor Bertha Cobbs and Deacon Johnny Brown; sisters, Marva Wilson and LaShana Moore; the Jesup New Life Ministries church family; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces nephews, cousins and friends.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Royal Funeral Home Chapel.
Funeral services will be March 17 at 11 a.m. at Jesup New Life Ministries, 512 Walker St.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrrangements.
 
Joann Height-Richardson
Richmond Hill--Joann Height-Richardson, 70, of  Richmond Hill, died March 9, 2017, at her residence, surrounded by her loved ones. 
She was born Jan. 30, 1947, to the late Lizzie Pearl Jones-Height and Jimmy Height Sr. in McRae. Joann was educated at the Wayne County Training School and graduated in 1965. She retired from the Potomac Electric Power Company, where she worked as a lead customer-service representative. 
She is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, James L. Richardson, Richmond Hill; four children and their spouses, Brenda M. and Adrian Todd of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, Pamela E. Richardson of Glenn Dale, Maryland, Stacy Y. Richardson of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, and Vernon K. and Melisa Richardson of Waldorf, Maryland; her grandchildren, Nyeesha Richardson, Kendell Richardson, Julius Bowens, Kristan Miller, Damante’ McNeill, Natalia Richardson and Devyn Richardson; her great-grandchildren, Gerard Norton, Korey Rhodes Jr., Kristian Parham and Khole Richardson; three sisters, Neter Hapi Quartey of Silver Springs, Maryland and Robbie and Eddie Saunders and Ilinda and David Attical, all of Jesup; four brothers and their spouses, Sammy and Valerie Height Jr. of Fort Washington, Maryland, Jimmy and Alfreda Height of McRae, Freddy and Doris Height ofDarien, and Andrew and Angela Height, Brunswick; one brother-in-law and spouse, Glenn and Ethel Willis of Dunkirk, Maryland; one sister-in-law, Claudinnia  Darby  of Hinesville, Maryland; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends
Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Funeral services will be March 18 at 1 p.m. at St. John First Born Holiness Church, 386 W. Poplar Street.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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