3.9.19 obituaries



Betty Jean Brewton Waters

Jesup—Betty Jean Brewton Waters, 90, of Jesup died March 6, 2019, in Mossy Oak Assisted Living. 

Born in Glennville to James Oscar and Minnie Bacon Brewton, she attended Beards Creek School and Glennville High School. In 1943, owing to World War II, the family moved to Savannah. She graduated from Savannah High School in 1946 and then moved to Jesup to work for her aunt, Margaret Brewton Walker, and R.L. Walker at Walker Chevrolet.

She met Robert Waters, who owned Robert Waters Furniture Company, and they were married July 1, 1950.  She was a member of Jesup First Baptist Church.  She went to work for Robert Eubanks Accounting Firm in 1962 and later retired from Bryant, Drury and Griffis Accountants in 2000. 

She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Waters; parents; and brother, Jimmie Bacon Brewton.

Survivors include three daughters, Anne (Larry) Thompson of Statesboro, Barbara (Mitchell) Reddish of Deland, Florida, and Mary Waters of Jesup; a son, Bob (Carol) Waters of Jesup; eight grandchildren, Rusty (Christine) Thompson of Statesboro, Dusty (Herb) Milner of Winter Park, Florida, Kelly (Lorraine) Thompson of Jackson, Wyoming, Tim (Naomi) Reddish of Richmond, Virginia, Beth (Art) Wright of Richmond, Michael (Sarah) Reddish of Nashville, Tennessee, April Waters of Athens and Mandee Waters of Jesup; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home with Dr. Mitchell Reddish and Pastor Mike VonMoss officiating. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be her family.

Visitation will be held an hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Advocates for Developmental Disabilities, 1848 S. Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545 or Jesup First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1115, Jesup, GA 31598.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Heather Sellers-Davis

Hobe Sound, Florida--Heather Sellers-Davis died March 3, 2019, of an apparent heart attack.

She was a former resident of Jesup and Yulee, Florida, and had lived in Hobe Sound, Florida, for the past few years.

She was predeceased in death by her father, Jimmie Sellers, and mother, Doadie Carter Williamson.

Survivors include a daughter, Ashlyn Sellers of Screven; two sons, Trey Sellers of Hobe Sound and Brandan Davis of Jesup; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Brandan (Brad) Sellers of Jesup and Tommy (Courtney) Sellers of Screven; a stepmother, Deloris Sellers-Browning of Screven; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home in Fernandina Beach, Florida.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the “Heather Sellers Memorial Fund” at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.

Oxley-Heard Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Laura Lee Wilson Allen

K’ville--Laura Lee Wilson Allen, 95, of K’ville died March 4, 2019, at the Hospice House of Hospice Satilla following an extended illness.

Born Jan. 15, 1924, in Wayne County, she was a daughter of the late William Reuben and Minnie Mozell Wilson. She lived all of her life in Appling County and Wayne County, where she was a housewife and farmed alongside her husband. She was a member of Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church, where she attended the Senior Adults Sunday School Class and was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Winton Allen; an infant son; two sisters, Annie Rozier and Leeollie Mosley Meeks; and a brother, John Wesley Wilson.

Survivors include her five children, Joan Genell Joyner of Thomson, James Morris Allen (Kerry) of Brunswick, Kathleen Allen Thornton (Jerry) of K‚‘ville, Winifred Allen Williams of Brunswick and Vickie Kay Metelits (Robby) of Waycross; seven grandchildren, Steve Keene (April) of Thomson, Tony Allen of Brunswick, Kenny Allen (Martha) of Brunswick, Eric Mizell (Jessica) of Alma, Latreana Williams of Brunswick, Jessica  Dana Mobley (Allen) of Brunswick and Ashley Thornton of Blackshear; 13 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A funeral service took place March 8 at 2 p.m. at Piney Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Liberty Cemetery in Wayne County.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice Satilla, 808 Evergreen Way, Waycross, GA 31501.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.

Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.


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