3.4.17 Obituaries

Clarence Connell Jones Jr.
Jesup—Clarence Connell Jones Jr., 87, died March 2, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah after a short illness.
A native and lifelong resident of Wayne County, he was born on Jan. 13, 1930, to the late Clarence Connell and Irma Jordan Jones.  He worked construction most of his life and enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time.   In his younger years, he raised cattle on his home place, which was his favorite place in the world to be.
In addition to his parents, he was preceeded in death by his grandson, Andrew Joseph Jones; his granddaughter, Leslie Jones Crank, and his son-in-law, John Pickett.
Survivors include his high school sweetheart and love of his life, Anne Lois Jones; children and their spouses, Clarence Connell Jones III of Hamilton, Robert W. and June Jones of Odum, Bonnie Pickett of Rome, and Fran and Myra Jones of Odum; a brother,  Gene Rodney “Buzzie” Jones of Jesup;  two sisters, Merry Hussey and Jennifer Gilmore; and grandchildren and their spouses, Robby and Tammy Jones Jr., Aaron and Emily Jones, Jason and Megan Jones, Ellen and Jake Hendrix, Adam and Paige Jones, Jana Edwards and Paul and Nissi Pickett; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
Graveside funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 2  p.m. in the Warren Family Cemetery.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Rinehart & Sons
Slaton Manning
Jesup—Slaton Manning, 69, of Jesup, died Feb. 28, 2017.
The Wayne County native attended Jesup Church of God of Prophecy and Manningtown Church of God. He was a former heavy-equipment operator with Brunswick Pulp and Paper and retired from the Wayne County Road Department. Some of his favorite pastimes included turkey and hog hunting and spending time with the heartbeat of his life (his wife), children and grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, Calvin Manning and Mildred Manning Sweat; a sister, Vickie Manning Price; and a brother, Ray Manning.
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Deborah Manning of Jesup; a son and daughter-in-law, Chris and Karla Rose Manning of Jesup; three grandchildren, Jarrod, Kelci and Jace Manning of Jesup; two sisters, Gerana Chancellor and Omar Manning of Jesup; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Herman and Kim Manning and Larry and Zelta Manning of Jesup; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held March 3 at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Manning, the Rev. Joe Manning, and the Rev. Paul Rhoden officiating. Interment was in Manningtown Cemetery. Active pallbearers were family and friends.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Brenda Pairlee Waters
Jesup—Brenda Waters, 60, died March 1, 2017, in the Tattnall Healthcare Facility and under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
The Wayne County native was a former waitress at several local restaurants. She was an avid reader and loved to watch crime shows.
She was predeceased by her parents, Eddie and Margaret O’Neal, and a brother, Drew O’Neal.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Michael Leach of Griffin, Ruta Kelly of Jesup and Brigette and Wesley Mansfield of Screven; a son and daughter-in-law, Tazwell and JoAnne Williams of Jesup; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Janet O’Neal of Jesup; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Lloyd O’Neal, Jack O’Neal and Joe and Charlotte O’Neal of Jesup; and several nieces and nephews
Memorial services will be held by the family.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Jessie Lee Holsey
Screven—Minister Jessie Lee Holsey, 72, of  Screven died Feb. 26, 2017, at Harborview Health System in Jesup.
She was born Jan. 17, 1945, to Lee and Leola DeLoach-Mathis in Jasper, Florida. She was educated in the Wayne County Training School. She was a member of Railroad Avenue Church of God and later became a member at New Bethel Life Changing Ministries, remaining active until her health no longer allowed her to attend.  
Most of her career was spent as a certified nursing assistant at Wayne Memorial Hospital. She also served several other agencies throughout the county. She enjoyed fishing, caring for the sick and serving the Lord, according to her family.
She was preceded in death by both parents, Lee and Leola Mathis, and a brother, Roosevelt Williams.
Survivors include her husband, Henry Lee Holsey of Screven; two daughters and one son-in-law, Sherrie Winston and Shandora and Eddie Pittman, all of Jesup; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Alfonzo King of Screven and Edward and Providecia Bess of Odum; nine stepchildren and their spouses, Marilyn Taylor of Columbus, Angela Rankin of Jesup, Annie Pearl Hosley of Jesup, Gladys Smith of Newark, New Jersey, Wendell and Judy Holsey, Johnnie Holsey, Jerome and Julie Holsey and Thomas Swint, all of Jesup, and Henry Holsey Jr. of Lansing, Michigan; one sister, Carrie Lee Ivey of Baxley; three brothers and one sister-in-law, the Rev. Johnny and Catherine Mathis of Jesup, Frank Mathis of Baxley and Charles Mathis of Jesup; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
There will not be a wake/visitation. Remains will lie in state one hour prior to the funeral services.
Funeral services will be held March 4 at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Life Changing Ministries, located at 521 Brown St. in Screven.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements.
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