3.30.19 obituaries


Edna Lee Morgan

Stonecrest—Edna Lee Morgan, 89, of Stone-crest died peacefully March 25, 2019.

She was married to the late Wilbur Morgan, and to their union she bore five children: Beverly Womack (John), Billie Hill, Edward Morgan (Emily), Rhonda Womack and Linda Green (James). She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Deborah Dianne West; one sister-in-law, Delores Atterberry; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Her homegoing service will be held today (Saturday) at 2 p.m. at Mary Grove Baptist Church. Interment will be at Pendarvis Cemetery in Gardi.



Bernice “Nanny” Schneider Bodnar

Screven—Bernice “Nanny” Schneider Bodnar, 95, of Screven died March 26, 2019, at her residence.

The Ohio native and former resident of Vero Beach, Florida, lived in Wayne County the past 20 years. She accepted Christ as her Savior in the spring of 2011 and later became a member of Grace Baptist Church in Hinesville.

She was known as a loving mother and grandmother who had a smile and kind word for everyone she me. Her contagious laugh made the room a brighter place, her family said.

She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Michael Bodnar.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth (Levi) Rose of Screven, Debbie (James) Geddes of Oceanside, California, and Kathleen Bodnar of Richmond, Virginia; sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael (Barb) Bodnar and Gary Bodnar of Vero Beach, Florida; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

“We love you, Nanny! A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.”

Funeral services were held March 29 at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Matthew Rose officiating.  Interment was in Screven City Cemetery. Active pallbearers were family.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements.


David Alvin Harris

Jesup—David Alvin Harris, 71, died suddenly March 27, 2019, of a massive heart attack.

He was born in Jesup Nov. 6, 1947, the ninth child of John Henry and Ida Hill Harris.  He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Jesup. He was a member of the Jesup High School Class of 1965 and excelled as an outfielder on the varsity baseball team. He was a founding member of the popular band King David & the Slaves, which played throughout Georgia and South Carolina. After attending Brunswick Junior College, he served in the U.S. Army. He returned to Jesup, where he worked at Rayonier for 39 years as an environmental compliance technician.

He enjoyed coaching recreation baseball teams and had a talent for teaching children the art of the base hit. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, playing guitar with his boys, and his latest love, skydiving. He considered his greatest treasures to be his family and being called “Papa.”

He was predeceased by his parents, brothers Tommy Harris and John Hill Harris, sisters Jean Harris Cooper and Joan Harris Riggins, son Benjamin Ronald Harris, and daughter Lauren Gates Harris.

Survivors are his wife of 37 years, Stacy James Harris of Jesup; daughter Elizabeth Harris Smith of Jesup; sons Zachary Brooks Harris Sr. (Casey) of St. Simons Island and Christopher James Harris of Savannah; sisters Nan H. Thompson of Jesup and Nona H. Saunders of St. Marys; brothers William H. Harris (Sandy) of Clarkesville and Moi M. Harris of Elgin, Texas; grandchildren, Lawton Cole Odum, Kymberlee Michele Harris, Zachary Brooks Harris Jr. and Nicholas Viggiano Harris; and great-grandchildren, Madyson Nicole Odum, Lawton Cole Odum Jr. and McKenzie Rae Odum.

Funeral services will be held today (Saturday at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dee Shaffer and Father Steve Larson officiating. Interment will be in Pinecrest Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Bill Cooper, Charlie Cooper, Jiggs Riggins, Tommy Thompson, Bill Harris and Jerry Riggins. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Lance Hendrix, Dr. Ronny Harris, Robert Lamb, Ben Leaphart, Bill Carter, Bill Harvey, Jody Mingledorff, Wayne Strickland, Steve Kicklighter, members of the Jesup High School Class of 1965, and former members of King David & the Slaves.

Memorial donations in memory of David A. Harris may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.



Wanda Sue Causey

Jesup--Wanda Sue Causey, 52, died March 28, 2019, at Memorial Health University Medical Center.

A resident of Jesup for the past 15 years and a former resident of Atlanta, she was born in Hyden, Kentucky, on ct. 24, 1966. She worked as a waitress for several local restaurants and was known as a loving mother and grandmother who devoted herself to her family.  Her father, Opal Causey, and her niece, Alexis Mathews, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her son, Tony Lee Causey, and his companion, Sara Brooker, of Jesup; her daughter, Tara Lea Adcock of Jesup;  her mother, Wanda Faye Baker of Jesup; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marie and Bobby Greenwalt of Clermont, Florida, and Melessa Lea and Arthur Hodge of Jesup; her brother, Billy Baker of Hyden, Kentucky; grandchildren, Brianna Brooker, Caden Causey, Kaylee Causey, Connor Adcock and Chase Stanfield; nieces and nephews, Dallas Mathews, Crystal Watson, Brittany Hodge, Austin Hodge, Savannah Hodge and Ashley Kenney; and numerous great-nieces, great-nephews and other extended-family members.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. March 31, 2019, at Howard & Jones Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home. 

Interment will follow in Sunset Oaks Memorials with family members and friends serving as pallbearers.

Family and friends are invited to the online guestbook at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.

Howard & Jones Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.


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