3.31.18 obituaries

Rinehart & Sons
Michael Curtis Brownlee
Jesup—Michael Curtis Brownlee, 63, of Jesup died March 27, 2018, at his residence.
The former Fernandina Beach, Florida, resident had lived in Wayne County the past 30 years. He was a retired shrimper and in hardware retail sales.
He enjoyed fishing, boating and taking care of his family and pets.
Survivors are his wife of 27 years, Angela Smith Brownlee of Jesup; two daughters, Caroline and Natalie Brownlee, both of Jesup; siblings, Cathy, Cherine and John, all of Fernandina Beach; and two nieces and a nephew.
Private graveside funeral services were held at Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Mike VonMoss.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Daniel Lee Strickland
Jesup—Daniel Lee Strickland, 61, of Jesup died March 27, 2018, at his residence.
Graveside funeral services were held March 30 at Bethlehem Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Manning Jr. officiating.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Out of Town
Vivian Louise Mallard
Rexburg, Idaho—Vivian Louise Mallard, 77, of Rexburg, Idaho, died March 22, 2018, at her home.
She was born Dec. 26, 1940, in Jesup to William Joseph Broadhurst and Dorothy Louise Fennel Broadhurst. She grew up on a dairy farm in Jesup. She also worked in a movie theater and fast-food drive-in during her teenage years. Later on, she became CEO of a home rental company, Dairyland Acres.
On July 3, 1958, she married Richard Kirkland Mallard Sr. To this union were born two children, Richard and Timothy. She and her husband were divorced in 2012, and she relocated to Rexburg.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She loved being a primary teacher. She also enjoyed gardening, growing flowers and trees, camping, mowing the grass, scenic drives, traveling and going to movies with her great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Dorothy Broadhurst; and numerous uncles, aunts and cousins.
Survivors include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Richard and Marian Mallard Jr. of Rexburg and Timothy Mallard of Jesup; a grandson and his wife, Richard and Karin Mallard III of Arcadia, California; two granddaughters, Christa (Bryan) Bankhead of Ammon, Idaho, and Jessica Jacobs of Jesup; five great-grandaughters, Danyelle Bankhead of Ammon, Ezriel Mallard of Arcadia, Meridy Mallard of Arcadia, Jaedyn Jacobs of Jesup, and Maelynn Jacobs of Jesup; three great-grandsons, Tegan Bankhead of Ammon, Colton Bankhead of Ammon, and Kenneth Mallard of Arcadia; a brother and sister-in-law, Danny and LaWanda Broadhurst of Jesup; and sister and brother-in-law Dedra and Gerald Johnson of Jesup.
Services will be held April 2 at 11 a.m. at the Burton 2nd Ward, 3958 W. 2000 S., Rexburg, ID. The family will visit with friends Sunday 6:30 p.m.-8 p.m. and Monday 10 a.m.-10:45 a.m., both times at the church. Burial will be in Burton Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.
Regina Poppell Sanders
Black Creek—Regina Poppell Sanders, 72, died March 27, 2018, while under the care of her loving family and Hospice Savannah. She was born in Jesup on Sept. 6, 1945, to the late Leroy and Gladys Harper Poppell. She was a former resident of Savannah and retired as a property manager for Lee West and Walsh Property Management Service.
She was a longtime member of South Newington Baptist Church and enjoyed decorating and gardening.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, James M. Sanders II, and a sister, Judy P. Davis
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, James M. “Mike” Sanders I of Black Creek; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Reggie Lee and Heather Sanders of Jacksonville and Anthony Sanders of Black Creek; five grandchildren, James L. Sanders, Kayla Sanders, Victoria Sanders, Brittney and Danny Strickland, and Alex Balok; and two great-grandchildren, J.T. Strickland and Oliver Strickland.
Funeral services were held March 30 in the chapel of Flanders Morrison Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve McCoy officiating, assisted by Rev. Darnell Barner.
Interment followed in the mausoleum at Hillcrest West Cemetery. To sign the online register visit www.flandersmorrisonfuneralhome.com.
Flanders Morrison Funeral Home and Crematory was in charge of arrangements.
Covin Bennett
Jesup—Covin Bennett died peacefully with his wife, Jody Bennett, of 59 years by his side.
He was born in Jesup where he graduated from Jesup High School in 1953. He joined the Navy and served his country on the USS Marion County from 1954 through 1955 and the USS Eldorado rom 1956 through 1957.
After being honorably discharged, he married Joenette “Jody” Hodge. He then worked for the FAA, where he retired in Fort Worth, Texas, as a GS-15 in 1993 before settling down in Sarasota, Florida.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, Talmadge and Idella Bennett; brother, James Bennett; and daughter, Toni Conrady.
Survivors include his wife, Jody; a son and daughter-in-law, Cris and Cindi Bennett; grandchildren, Cody and Landri Morgan, Chad and Dustin Bennett, Calley and Miles Findley, Tyler and Rashell Conrady, Kayla Fassio, Covin and Courtney Conrady, April Condrady; and great-grandchildren, Cason Conrady and Fisher Findley.
He treasured the times he spent trout fishing on the Blue River in Oklahoma and offshore fishing in the Florida Keys, but more than anything else he enjoyed the time he spent with his family. He was known to travel hundreds of miles to dog- sit his granddog, Buddy.
Family and friends said, “There will never be another husband, dad, pop or friend like Covin Bennett.”
A celebration of life will be held in Oklahoma City in June. He will be buried at Sarasota National Cemetery.
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