3.4.20 Obituaries

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Mother Vera Dell Smith

Jesup--Mother Vera Dell Smith, 88, of Jesup died Feb. 25, 2020, in her home as a result of a house fire.

She was born on April 25, 1931, to the late Johnny and Annie Mae Hendrix in Bulloch County.

She was educated in the Manasseh (Tattnall County) school system. She moved to Jesup in 1962 and worked as a cook with Jones Kitchen and Susie’s Kitchen for several years.

She was a faithful member of St. John First Born Holiness Church, which she joined in 1974 and served in many capacities within the church as a senior choir member, senior Usher Board member, on Home Missions and on the Kitchen Committee until the Lord called her home.

She loved to cook and spoiled her children and grandchildren with delicious meals. She was always reaching out to the neighborhood, showing everyone love, her family said.

One of her favorite hobbies was attending to her  beautiful flower garden. She was a praying woman who always had a kind word for everyone.

She was preceded in death by both parents, Johnny and Annie Mae Hendrix; her husband, Linton Smith; three daughters, Annie Lee Reddish, Teresa Smith and Peggy Smith; three sons, David Smith, Calvin Smith and Cornell Williams; and three sisters, Janie Taylor, Louise Hendrix and Johnnie Mae Reddish.

Survivors include her children, Vera (Weldon) Hall, Dover, Delaware, Gloria Knight, Bobbie Jean Williams, Linda Faye (Grady) Smith, James (Kelly) Smith, and Aliachia (Shannon) Smith, all of Jesup, and Larry (Delane) Smith of Hinesville; sisters-in-law,  Daisy Smith of Statesboro and Ruthie Mae Bradley of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; a goddaughter, Shiffonda Wiggins; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lettie Mae (Prophet Harry) Brown of Brunswick and Janie Hendrix of Winter Haven, Florida; one brother, H.B. (Ossie) Hendrix of Statesboro; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, March 7, at 2 p.m. at St. John First Born Holiness Church, 386 W. Poplar Street.

Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Willie Jarrard Spellman

Jesup--Willie Jarrard Spellman, 55, of Jesup died Feb. 26, 2020, at Wayne Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

He was born Feb. 15, 1965, to the late Willie Spellman Jr. and Lillie Bell Hills-Spellman in Jesup.

Jarrard, as he was affectionately known by many relatives and close friends, was educated in the public school system of Wayne County. He was a faithful member of New Hope Freewill Baptist Church and was an employee of YellaWood until his health began to fail.

He was a former resident of Fort Pierce, Florida, where he worked in the Fort Pierce public school system. After relocating to Wayne County, he was employed with the tank plant in Jesup.

He will be remembered as an outdoorsman.  Most of his jobs were those that required him to be outdoors.  He was a hardworking young man who enjoyed lawn care, and any downtime was spent watching his Westerns and with his family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Spellman Jr.; his brother, Ronnie Spellman; his son, Jarrard Montrell King; his paternal grandparents, Willie and Beatrice Spearman; and his maternal grandparents, Willie and Mary Estell Hills.

Survivors include his loving mother, Lillie Bell Spellman of Jesup; his children, Jeronda Sanders of Jesup, Phylissa Sanders of Jesup, Jalisa (Geovanny Vas’quez) Cordin of Fort Pierce, Jalil Spellman of Fort Worth, Texas,  Jayla Spellman of Jesup and Jaden K. Spellman of Jesup; five brothers, Ernest (Kizzie) Spearman, Eric (Gloria) Spellman, Patrick Spellman and Bobby Ray (Deborah) Spellman, all of Jesup, and Randall Spellman of Manteo, North Carolina; two sisters, Phyllis (Raymond) Thomas and Sheila (Kevin) Jenkins, both of Jesup; two half-sisters, Valerie (Sam) Williams of San Antonio, Texas and Louella Norwood of Jesup; aunts, Cleo Jackson of Orlando, Florida, Maxi Hamilton of Fort Pierce, Florida, Gladys Young, Margaret Cherry and Dora Spearman, all of Jesup; an uncle, Paul Spearman of Jesup; 13 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Remains will lie in repose for viewing on Friday,  March 6, from noon until 6 p.m. at Royal Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 7, at 11 a.m. at Bennett Union Missionary Baptist Church, 401 W. Pine St.

Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Bobbievone Sands Wainwright

Jesup--Bobbievone Sands Wainwright, 76, of Jesup died Feb. 24, 2020.

The North Carolina native had lived in Wayne County the past 29 years and was a store manager and tax preparer for Jackson Hewitt.  She loved spending time with and doting on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Sam Wainwright, and brother, Raymond Sands.

Survivors include two daughters, Samantha Wood of Jesup and Kenneth Ann Clay of Colorado; a son, Sam Wainwright of Jesup; six grandchildren, Jeremy Maddox, Chryssi Hernandez, Carl Wainwright, Sabrina Wainwright, Quade Overstreet and Mikki Lynn Bateman; several grandchildren; a sister, Ann (Rick) Rapp of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Visitation will be Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church Social Hall.

Private interment will be held by the family.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Myra “Nel” Thornton Anderson

Jesup--Myra “Nell” Thornton Anderson, 82, of Jesup died March 1, 2020.

The Wayne County native was a member of Blanton Grove Church of God. She was a restaurant cook who enjoyed crocheting, cooking and word search puzzles.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lige and Elvira Thornton, and siblings, Ivalee Byrd, Jaquetta Murphy, Dink and Pete Thornton.

Survivors include three daughters, Vickie Phongsavanh of Baldwin, Carla Cook of Screven and Twyla (Brad) Wade of Demorest, and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A celebration-of-life service was held March 2 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Dowdy and Pastor Josh May officiating.

The family received friends one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Dustin Ryan Gelinas

Jesup--Dustin Ryan Gelinas, 20, of Jesup died Feb. 27, 2020.

The Wayne County native was employed by DBI Services. He enjoyed playing video games and spending time with his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Francis Fultz, and aunt, Melinda Wiggins.

Survivors include a son, Dustin Gelinas II, and his mother, Taylor Milton, of Ludowici; mother Lisa Wells of Jesup; father Benny Gelinas of Waycross; sisters, Taylor Lott of Jesup and Wanda Gelinas of Waycross; grandparents, Kathi (Donnie) Turner of Jesup; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

A celebration-of-life service will be held today (Wednesday) at 1 p.m. at Living Waters Church off of Oglethorpe Road, Jesup, with Cheryl Mainor officiating.

The family will receive friends at the service.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 

 

Austin McQuay Milton

Jesup--Austin McQuay Milton, 21, of Jesup died Feb. 27, 2020.

He was a 2017 graduate of Wayne County High School and worked for DBI Services.

He enjoyed football, making money and playing video games. He also loved spending time with family and friends. He was always known for his smile and ability to make others smile.

His best friend, Dustin Gelinas, worked with him on many jobs, and they were inseparable through most of their lives. The two left this world at the same time in a roadway accident while working in North Carolina.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Jack McQuay Groover.

Survivors include his mother, Christy Groover (Demetrius Bynes) of Jesup; father, James (Melinda) Milton of Jesup; maternal grandparents, Debra (Chris) Bullard of Jesup; paternal grandparents, John (Sharon) Milton of Virginia; sister, Sierra Milton, of Augusta; four brothers, Logan Sorensen of Jesup, Josh Milton and Nicholas Bynes, both of Jesup, and James Milton Jr. of Augusta; and girlfriend, Jamesia Bullard.

Memorial services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Danny Daniels officiating.

The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Charlotte Dyal Ring

Odum--Charlotte Dyal Ring, 77, of Odum died March 2, 2020.

The Wayne County native was a member of Piney Grove Church of God and a 1960 graduate of Jesup High School.

She enjoyed cooking, canning and being a “Nanny” to her grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Ed and Janie Johnson Dyal, and siblings, Joe Dyal, Ruby Allen and Eddie Mae Paul.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Aubrey Ring of Odum; a daughter, Harriett (Andy) Clary of Odum; grandchildren, Courtney and Jana Clary of Odum; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with Pastor Richard Dobson and the Rev. Jimmy Lord officiating. Interment will follow in Odum City Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be her family and friends.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Robin Hall Turner

Jesup--Robin Hall Turner, 52, of Jesup died March 1, 2020.

The Wayne County native was a member of Turning Point Worship Center and former manager of several retail establishments. She enjoyed working with children’s church, cooking and being a “Maw-Maw” to her grandchildren.

Her parents, Imogene Cravey Hall Moore and Grover Hall, preceded her in death, along with her brother, Glenn Cantwell.

Survivors include her husband of 10 years, James L. “Jimmy” Turner of Jesup; her “Maw-Maw” children, Zachery and Chayse Bailey, and their mother, Teri Bailey, all of Jesup; sisters, Deborah (Claude) Evors and Tammy (Jr.) Lynn, both of Jesup; and a brother, Bossy (Missy) Hall of Jesup.

A celebration of life service will be held today (Wednesday) at 4 p.m. at Turning Point Worship Center with Pastor Justin Mitchell officiating.

The family will receive friends at the church from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. prior to services.

Memorials may be made to Turning Point Ministry Center, 1810 South Palm Street, Jesup, GA 31546.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Rhonda Darnel Dyal

Jesup--Rhonda Darnel Dyal, 56, of Jesup and Hazlehurst died March 2, 2020.

The Wayne County native was a member of “The Point” in Hazlehurst and a 1983 Wayne County High School graduate. She enjoyed cooking, spending time with family and friends and was a caregiver to many people.

Survivors are two daughters, Tonya (Robert) Nash and Tiffany Todd both of Jesup; companion Robert Hayes and his sons, Robert and Josh (Chasity) Hayes, all of Hazlehurst; parents, David and Gloria Crowe Dyal of Jesup; a sister, Mariett Dyal of Jesup; a brother, David II (Detta) Dyal of Jesup; and five grandchildren, Isaac, Taylor, J.J., Arie and Tay’von.

A celebration-of-life service will be held Sunday, March 8, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Jesup Depot.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.