3.2.19 obituaries


Angela Joy Brannen Miles

Jesup--Angela Joy Brannen Miles, 67, died peacefully Feb.26, after a 10-year battle with frontal temporal dementia. She was a loving wife, mother, sister and aunt.

She was born Aug. 2, 1951, in Statesboro to the late Percy and Geneva Brannen. She graduated from Wayne County High School as an honor graduate in 1969. She continued her education at Georgia Southern University, graduating magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English in 1973, followed by a master’s degree with honors in 1977. She was elected into Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society and was also a member of Phi Delta Kappa, for her outstanding work in education.

She met the only love of her life, Dale Alan Miles, in 1963 while they were in the eighth grade. They were married on July 22, 1972, at Jesup First Baptist Church. He worked and supported them as she completed college. She then taught high school English at several schools and later evaluated teachers at the regional assessment center near Augusta, supporting the two as Dale returned to college and attended dental school. In 1984 the couple moved to Statesboro, where they had a very successful general dental practice and began their family.

While living in Statesboro, she became involved in numerous areas of the community. She was a charter member in the Camellia Garden Club. She also was an active member of the Statesboro Service League, serving on many committees and working on various projects each year. She volunteered several years in local schools, providing dental education and programs for third-graders. The couple were members of a small supper club which met each month and where some of their fondest memories were made.

After seven very happy years in Statesboro, they decided for Dale to return to school in Augusta to specialize in endodontics. In 1993 they moved to The Landings in Savannah, where he joined his brother in practice. She was very involved in school and extracurricular activities with their children. She attended the Kay Arthur Bible Study group for several years. She was a member of Savannah Christian Church, where she and her husband were volunteers and members of a Bible study group. She loved Savannah.

She was known for her great sense of humor, her unbridled energy, her quick wit, her compassion for others, and her unconditional love for her children. Throughout this unbelievable illness, she never once complained or questioned God’s will. Her unwavering strength through the early losses of her mother, brother and father was admirable and amazing, her family said. Up until her death, one of her most favorite things to do was ride around the Landings in the golf cart to take in the beautiful views of the marsh. The couple had an amazing love and bond that spanned 50-plus years until her death.

She was predeceased by her parents; her brother, Tim Brannen; and her stepmother, Melva Smiley Brannen.

She leaves to cherish her precious memory, her husband of 46 years, Dale Miles; a son, Brannen Miles, of Savannah; her daughter, Jenna Coleman (Blake); her granddaughter, Palmer Coleman, of Marietta; her stepsister, Susan Hancock (William); stepbrother, Michael Moran (Jenny); and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and lifelong friends.

Special thanks for the exceptional compassion and care for her by Dr. Richard Bodziner and his staff personnel, Keona Jenkins and Lakeisha McCoy, as well as her “amazing” caregivers, Jannett Seabrooks and Alisha Kimble.

The family said it is so grateful for the outpouring of prayers from family and friends throughout these last 10 years. “It has only been through prayer and God’s mercy and grace that we were able to survive this trial together,” her family said.

Active pallbearers are Derek Miles, Chase Miles, Dennis Dunham, William Hancock, Gary Morris, and Scott Ross. Honorary pallbearers are members of the Wayne County High School Class of 1969.

In lieu of flowers, the family request contributions be sent in memory of Angie to Young Life at Post Office Box 14456, Savannah, Georgia 31416-1456, Kindred Hospice at 2280 East Victory Drive, Savannah, GA 31405 and Harmony Rose Care at Post Office Box 60132, Savannah, GA 31420.

Funeral services were held at First Baptist Church March 1. Interment was at Pinecrest Cemetery immediately after the service.

“For this reason, I also suffer these things; nevertheless, I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.”--2 Timothy 1:12.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Ouida Greene Drury

Jesup—Ouida Greene Drury, 86, of Jesup died Feb. 28, 2019, in Harborview Nursing Home after an extended illness and under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.

She was a homemaker and wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, her famiy said. She loved to sew and would make many clothes for her children.

She was predeceased by her son, Doyle Carson Drury; parents, Lester and Alva Greene; and several siblings.

Survivors include her husband of 63 years, Vernon Drury of Jesup; a son, Dwight (Ty) Drury of Jesup; two granddaughters, Holly Drury Humphrey of Jesup and Lauren (Pete) Amis of Screven; daughter-in-love, April Walker Drury of Jesup; four great-grandchildren, Morgan Humphrey and Riley, Walker and Wyatt Amis; two sisters, Martha (Revis) Wasdin and Catherine Greene; and several nieces and nephews.

Graveside funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 10 a.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Revis Wasdin officiating.

The family will receive friends at the cemetery.

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

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Robert G. Outland

Jesup--Robert G. Outland, 60, affectionately known by his friends and family as “Rob” or “Yankee,” died Feb. 25, 2019, at home.

He was a native of Warren, Michigan, and had lived in Jesup for the past 22 years. He was a painter by trade and was passionate about his work. Quickwitted and funny, he “never met a stranger,” and his attention to detail made him a perfectionist in the things he did. He loved rock ’n’ roll music, partying and working in his yard in his later years.  His favorite times were spent with his family, whom he dearly loved.

His father, Ivan Outland; his brother, Ronald Outland; and his sister, Karen Outland, all preceded him in death.

Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Mary and Richard Trepczynski of Troy, Michigan; a son, Robert Reed Outland of Jesup; two daughters, Rachel and Maria Outland both of Troy, Michigan; a stepdaughter, Jessica Gallaher, of Jesup; stepsons, Lawrence Hardwick of Jesup and Jesse Hardwick of Jonesboro, Arkansas; a loving companion of 18 years, Peggy Howard of Jesup; a stepson, Jeffrey Nail, of Jesup; stepdaughters, Jamie Howard of Brunswick and Debra (Jackson) Woodcock of Jesup; a friend and ex-wife, Saundra Outland; half-brother, Richie Trepczynski of Troy Michigan; and a host of grandchildren,  great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended- family members.

Graveside memorial services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Rick Darby officiating.

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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