3.29.17 obituaries

Rinehart & Sons
 
Jeanne Cameron Barrow
Jesup—Jeanne Cameron Barrow, 54, of Jesup died March 26, 2017, at her residence after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed riding horses, cooking, listening to music and spending time with her family and dog, Tazmo.
She was predeceased by her parents, M.S. and Juanita Dyal Cameron.
Survivors include her companion, Danny Barrow of Jesup; daughters, Shannah Barrow and Jessica “Beans” Barrow of Jesup; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Melvin S. Cameron Jr. and David and Glenda Cameron of Jesup; sisters, Patricia Cameron, Vicky Cameron and Laura Watford of Jesup; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral service will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tommy Kelly officiating. Private interment will be held by the family.
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.
 
Ruth Thornton Collier
Jesup—Ruth Thornton Collier, 96, of Jesup died March 24, 2017, after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native was a Baptist and homemaker. She enjoyed fishing, gardening and spending time with her family.
She was predeceased by her husband, Woodrow David Collier; a daughter, Judy Worsham Rogers; parents, John and Ida Thornton; a sister, Bonnie Thornton; and brothers, Tet and Grady Thornton.
Survivors include a daughter, Kris Phillips of Jesup; a son and daughter-in-law, David and Jan Collier of Jesup; a son-in-law, John Rogers of Jesup; sisters-in-law, Lois Thornton of Jesup, and Eldora Amason of Augusta; grandchildren, Kelly Meiler, Katie Beasley, Paul Brannen, Warren Collier, Sabrina Collier, Perry Worsham, Lee Worsham, Andrew Worsham and Jackie Erickson; and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services were held March 27 at Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery with the Rev. Stanley Todd officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
 
Junnie L. Dent
Odum—Junnie L. Dent, 75, of Odum died March 24, 2017, in Wayne Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
The Wayne County native and U.S. Army veteran was a member of Altamaha Baptist Church and a retired lead operator with ITT Rayonier.
Some favorite pastimes were fishing, singing in the church choir and spending time at Rocky Lake with his brothers. 
He was predeceased by his parents, Lester and Eula Dent; sisters, Alice (Marty) Raggett and Leila Faye (Willis) Martin; brothers, Eschol (Eileen), Herbert Dent and Homer Dent; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Delmar and Reba Todd.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Carolyn Todd Dent of Odum; a daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Michael Samples of Austin, Texas; a son, Patrick and June Dent of Jesup; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Ouida Dent of Odum, Nellie and Howard Newberry of Florida, Annette and Allen Weldon of Florida; six brothers and sisters-in-law, Elton and Delia Dent, Theron and Faye Dent, and Donald and Virginia Dent, all of Odum, Tommie and Ann Dent, Wyman and Mildred Dent, and Lavern and Martha Dent,  all of Jesup; a sister-in-law, Lavonne Dent; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held March 28 at Altamaha Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Lee officiating. Interment was in the Altamaha Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Michael and David Cothern, Micaiah Samples, Lamar and Travis Dent and Terry Martin.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Altamaha Baptist Church Building Fund, 6622 Oglethorpe Road, Jesup, Ga. 31545.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
David Hugh Howard
Kingsland—David Hugh Howard, 69, of Kingsland and Jesup died March 24, 2017, in Baptist Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native had lived the past 15 years in Kingsland. He was a member of Kingsland First Baptist Church and grew up in Akin United Methodist Church. He was a long-term member of the Jesup Lions Club member in which he held several state office jobs, and also served as a Gideon International Bible representative.
His parents, Horton and Maude Howard, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Valerie Darley Howard of Kingsland; a daughter and son-in-law, Dixie and Chris Dozier of Ludowici; three sons and two daughters-in-law, David “Bubba” and Sharmon Howard of Ludowici, Dustin and Mandy Howard of Woodbine, and Sam Howard of Kingsland; seven grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Ann H. and Carl Torkildsen of Brunswick, Nell Proudfoot of Mount Pleasant, and Gracie and Bobby Groover of Mount Pleasant; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Maxie and Theresa Howard of Marion, Texas, Donnie and Betty Howard of Jesup and Alvin and Jackie Howard of Jesup; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held March 27 at Kingsland First Baptist Church with Dr. Brian Parker officiating. Graveside services were at Akin Memorial Cemetery in Mount Pleasant. Active pallbearers were Steve Lanier, Henry Buchannon, Noah Howard, Grayson Howard, John Evans, Trent Wells, Cody Anderson and Keith Sanders. Honorary pallbearers were members of Gideon International and the John McDonald Sunday school class of Kingsland First Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Gideon International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, TN 37214, www.gideons.org.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements.
 
Royal
 
Vera Christair Williams
Miami, Fla.—Vera Christair Williams, 94, of Miami, Florida, died on March 19, 2017.
She was born on April 12, 1922, daughter to the late Carlee and Essie Mae McCrimmon in Wayne County. 
She received her education in the Wayne County schools, where she completed her early education and later graduated from Apex School of Beauty in Atlanta, where she became an established hairstylist and model.
At an early age she became a member of Bennett Union Missionary Baptist Church in Jesup, where she served faithfully until she moved to Miami, Florida, and became a member of  Good News Little River Baptist Church. She later became a faithful member of Covenant Ministries International, where she labored until her health failed.
She was preceded in death by both parents, Carlee and Essie McCrimmon; her husband, Joe Williams; a sister, Elizabeth Mixon; and two brothers, Willie and James McCrimmon. 
She is survived by her loving nieces and nephews, Jeanna and George Griffin of Jesup, Shellie McCrimmon of Jesup, Darry and Beverly McCrimmon of Waycross, Mary McGee of Jacksonville, Yvonne Anderson of Washington, D.C., Sandra Shabazz of Jacksonville, Florida, Jacquelyn Henry of Jacksonville, Roslyn Mixon-Phillips of Jacksonville, and Robert and Kim Mixon Jr. of Killeen, Texas; and a host of other sorrowing relatives and friends. 
Funeral services were held March 25 at Covenant Ministries International in Miami. 
Remains will lie in state at Royal Funeral Home Chapel in Jesup today (Wednesday) from noon until 5 p.m.
A burial will take place Thursday at 11 a.m. at Jesup City Cemetery.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
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Mae Pearl Roberson Waits
Perry—Mae Pearl Roberson Waits, 89, of Hortense died March 24, 2017, at the Summerhill Rehabilitation Center in Perry, following a lengthy illness.
Born in Hortense on July 16, 1927, she had lived there all of her life. She was a housewife and an excellent cook. Over the years she had fed many friends and family and was always good at checking on everyone. She enjoyed sewing and loved to shop.  She was a member of Satilla Baptist Church and the Senior Adult Sunday school class. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and aunt, her family said.
She was the daughter of the late Vander E. and Mary Navada Rowell Roberson. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Clyde Jackson “Jack” Waits, and by both of her brothers, Pratt Roberson and Clint Roberson.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Elizabeth Waits of Kathleen; her daughter and son-in-law, Jackie and Carroll King of Jesup; four grandchildren and a grandson-in-law, Debbie King, Ashlee and James Smith, Ben Waits and Lucas Waits; three great-grandchildren, Amber Miller, Eli Smith and Christopher Smith; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services were held March 28 at Satilla Baptist Church in Hortense. Interment was in Satilla Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.
 
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