4.1.17 Obituaries

Rinehart & Sons
Olen Hires Jr.
Jesup—Olen Hires Jr., 90, of Jesup died March 29, 2017, after an extended illness at his residence and under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
The Wayne County native was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Senior Adult Sunday School Class. The U.S. Army veteran was a retired Rayonier employee who enjoyed fishing, gardening, sharing vegetables and traveling.
He was predeceased by his parents, Lossie Jackson Hires and Olen Hires Sr., and a grandson, Rob Mathis.
Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Marion Jones Hires of Jesup; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debra and Ted Mathis of Jesup and Sheree and Exley Hill of Franklin, Tennessee; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Charlotte and Larry Collins of Jesup and Polly and Ed Withrow of Brunswick; a brother and sister-in-law, Tommy and Paula Hires of Savannah; grandchildren and their spouses, Brittany and Jim Youngblood, Tim and Brandi Mathis, Michelle and Jason Ledbetter, Justin and Rebecca Hill; great-grandchildren, Ella Toal and Cole Mathis; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held March 31 at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Vann Dempsey and the Rev. Stanley Todd officiating. Private interment was in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers were his family. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class taught by Donnie Howard and Joy Sunday School Class taught by Shirley Clark.
Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 9, Jesup, GA 31598.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Sarah A. Meyers
Jesup--Sarah A. Meyers, 92, died March 29, 2017, at home after an extended illness.  
She was affectionately known by her friends and family as “Molly.” She was born on Aug. 2, 1924, in Jesup to the late George and Nettie Dart Tyre. She worked as a waitress for more than 50 years at several establishments, including the BonAir, the Elks Lodge and the Kiwi.  She was a true lady who loved life and loved to have fun.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd Nelson Meyers; her daughter, Diane Masten; and her brother, Russell Tyre.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Lloyd Nelson “Butch” and Cynthia Meyers Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida; two daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and Larry Woodard Ocean Springs, Mississippi, and Terri and James Bell of Jesup; a brother and sister-in-law, Murril and Jeannie Tyre of Albany; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Catherine and Lee Waters of Jesup, Margaret and Landon Thrower of Brunswick and Joan and Roy Lenois of Daytona Beach, Florida; a son in-law, James T. Masten of Brazoria, Texas; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; an honorary grandson, Garrett Pye of Jesup; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 1 p.m. at Howard & Jones Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Ledbetter officiating.
Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Travis Dent, Chad Dent, Kyle Keener, Wyatt Twilley, Payton Twilley and David Twilley.  Honorary Pallbearers will be the former “Ladies of the Kiwi.”
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com
Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Roy Lester Robson
Townsend—Roy Lester Robson, 63, died suddenly on March 29, 2017, at home.  
A resident of Townsend for most of his life, he was affectionately known as “R.L.” He was born on Aug. 28, 1953, in Bruns-wick. He served his country in the United States Army and later served in the Air National Guard. A truck driver by trade, he enjoyed hunting in his spare time and was a gun and knife enthusiast who also enjoyed history.
He was a member of Darien Church of God and was active in truck- stop ministries for many years.
He was preceded in death by His father, Kenneth G. Robson, and his son Robbie Robson.  
Survivors include his wife of 21 years, Pamela Robson of Brunswick; two sons, Zachary Robson of Brunswick and Kenneth Robson of Kansas; mother, Jessie Robson of Townsend; brother and sister-in-law, Clayton and Rosa Robson of Townsend; and one nephew, Ben Robson of Townsend.  
Visitation will be from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. on Sunday at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday at Howard & Jones Funeral Home with the Rev. Bill Ligon and the Rev. Jody Griffin officiating.  
Interment will be at 3 p.m. at the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville with military honors. 
Family and friends may sign guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com
Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
Wanda Kinard
Jesup—Wanda Kinard, 82, died March 28, 2017, at Wayne Memorial Hospital under the care of Georgia Hospice Care.  
She was a native of Tattnall County living in Wayne County. She was a member of Altamaha Baptist Church and the Wayne County Quilt Guild.  
She was preceded in death by her husband, Quillie Kinard Jr.; both parents, Emory and Myrtle Kicklighter; three brothers and one sister in-law, Earon Kicklighter, Lowell Kicklighter and Syndel and Claudine Kicklighter; and a sister and brother in-law, Lamons and Roy Lynn.
Survivors include her two daughters, Kristi Byrd and Paula Bruce; two sons and one daughter in-law, Klay and Sonia Kinard and Harry Kinard; an honorary daughter, Donna Anderson; 14 grandchildren and their spouses, Austin Byrd, Laura Byrd, Felicia Rosas, Miriam and Adam Orvin, Garrett and Autum Kinard, Grace Kinard, Judah and Bridgette Kinard, Eden Kinard, Britainie and David Dill, Rebecca Turner, Micah Kinard, Daniel Murphy, T.J. and Jessica Byrd, and Travis Byrd; an honorary grandchild, Tristen Poling; and numerous great-grandchildren. 
Funeral services were held March 31 at Altamaha Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Lee officiating.
Miles-Nobles Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Dan Wylly Manning
Ludowici—Dan Wylly Manning died March 30, 2017, at home under the care of Bridget Gibson and Georgia Hospice Care.
He was born in Hortense July 16, 1933, to Ward D. Manning and Agnes Pearson Manning.
He was known to his friends and family as “Papa Smurf,” “Uncle Dan” and “Danpa,” among other nicknames. He was an avid fisherman, a hunter, a bird watcher, a father, a grandfather, an uncle, a storyteller and a friend. He was a man who was larger than life, perhaps at least in part because of his love for tall tales, according to his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ward D. and Agnes Pearson Manning and three brothers, Roland Luther “R.L.” Manning, James Harrell Manning and Albert Franklin Manning.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Dawn Manning Rowe and Steve Cooper; and a granddaughter and her spouse, Meagan and Gregory Upole. Other survivors include Steve Manning, Jim Manning, Kelly Manning Wingate, Ronnie Swindell, Mark Manning, Joel Manning, Joanna Manning Willyard, Kasey Driggers Goode and Jason Driggers.
The service will be held at Calvary Baptist Church in Ludowici today (Saturday).
Visitation will begin at 2 p.m., and the service will follow at 3 p.m. with Brother Brian Smith officiating. Active pallbearers are Donald “Gobbler” Parker, Jim “Buttercat” Manning, Steve “Rosie” Manning, Ronnie Swindell, Mark Manning and Joel Manning. Honorary pallbearers are Julian Driggers, Jason Driggers, Steve Cooper, Bridget Gibson and members of Georgia Hospice Care. A private family interment will take place on a later date at Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that he be remembered fondly and that his stories were repeated. 
He loved nothing more than sitting around the fire with his friends and family, telling tales both tall and real, his family said. They encourage his friends to sit outside in his favorite places and remember him telling the jokes he loved to share (even the inappropriate ones). 
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in his name.
Miles~Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.
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