4.22.17 Obituaries

Royal
 
Pearlean McMiller-Swint
Jesup—Missionary Pearlean McMiller Swint died April 17, 2017, at Harborview Health Systems in Jesup following a lengthy illness.
She was born May 7, 1932, to Louis Henry and Lilly Cepheus-McMiller in Wrightsville.
She worked at the Jesup Training School for approximately 10 years. She also worked at the Kiwi restaurant, Chatter Box, the Dairy Ranch and Wayne Memorial Hospital, where she worked as a dietitian for 28 years before retiring.
She was a member of Piney Grove Holiness Church and later St. John First Born Holiness Church, where she remained a member for 53 years.
She worked in “home mission,” served as a devotional leader and was chairperson of the women’s day programs. She was also a member of the senior choir.
She was the wife of Wilbert Swint Sr.
She was preceded in death by both parents, Louis Henry and Lilly Cepheus-McMiller; her husband, Wilbert Swint Sr.; and her daughter, Delirah Gail Swint.
Survivors include three sons and two daughters-in-law, Wilbert Swint Jr. of Los Angeles, California, Hershel and Cheryl Swint of Jesup, and Elder Michael and Jacquelyn Swint of Jesup; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Rosie McMiller-Jones of Jesup and Mammie and Givens Bryant of Screven; a sister-in-law, Burine Armstrong of Los Angeles; a grandchild she raised as a child, Joyce; seven additional grandchildren, LaShira, Anthony, Hershel Jr., Jarvis, Shiffonda, Ramone and Michael Jr.; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at St. John First Born Holiness Church at 3 p.m.
Remains will lie in state for one hour prior to the service.
St. John First Born Holiness Church is located at 386 W. Poplar St. in Jesup.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Rinehart & Sons
 
James Olan “Geef” Brewer
Jesup—James Olan “Geef” Brewer, 85, of Jesup died April 19, 2017, at his residence after an extended illness.
The Denton native lived in Wayne County most of his life and was a member of Spring Grove Free Will Baptist Church. The U.S. Army veteran was a Satilla REA retiree who enjoyed fox hunting, gardening, raising chickens, and spending time with his family and watching them play sports.
He was predeceased by his parents, Ralph and Ida Hatten Brewer, and a son-in-law, Randy Hand.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Christine Kirkland Brewer of Jesup; two daughters and son-in-law, Jamie Hand and Venita B. and Darrell Mosley of Jesup; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Mitchell and Latrisa  Brewer of Rincon, Adrian Brewer and Edwin and Anita  Brewer of Jesup; 13 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held April 21 at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Tim Brantley and the Rev. Harris Nix officiating. Interment was in Spring Grove Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were his grandsons, Clifton Brewer, Garrett Brewer, Aaron Mosley, Nathan Brewer, James Brewer, Caleb Mosley and Jacob Brewer. Honorary pallbearers were employees of Satilla REA.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons
.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Robert Howard “Buddy” McCarter Sr.
Jesup—Robert Howard “Buddy” McCarter Sr., 75, of Jesup died April 20, 2017, after an extended illness.
The Virginia native and former resident of Albany lived in Wayne County the past two years and was a member of Altamaha Baptist Church. He was a retired electrician with General Electric Company and enjoyed karaoke and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnny and Sarah Elizabeth Howard McCarter; former wives, Edith McCarter and Nancy Womack McCarter; granddaughter, Julianna Marie Robinson; grandson, Tyler Smith; and brother, John McCarter Jr.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Jonny  Robinson of Jesup; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert “Buddy” McCarter Jr. and Nick and Carolyn McCarter of Virginia; grandchildren, Carson Robinson, Cole and Hudson McCarter, Michael Smith, Dakota Wilson, Scott Lindsey, Robbie Watkins and Sarah Nalley; a sister and brother-in-law, Gaye and Robert Brown of Ohio; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Altamaha Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Lee officiating. Interment will be in Altamaha Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Michael Smith, Kaleb Hall, Ray Courson, Albert Howard, Laverne Dent, and Tommy Dent. Honorary pallbearers will be members of his Sunday school class, Dr. Abram Cheong and Dr. Robert Pumpelly IV.
Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to services at the church.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons
.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Franklin “Dean” Strickland
Jesup—Franklin “Dean” Strickland, 84, of Jesup died April 16, 2016, after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native and U.S. Army veteran was a charter member of Emanuel Baptist Church, former congregational song leader, and deacon with Baptist Tabernacle. He was a retired chief district parole officer with the Georgia Pardon and Parole Board and former owner of Strickland Supply Store.
He received his bachelor’s degree from Armstrong State University, attended Middle Georgia College, where he was active with a gospel quartet and enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family.
He was predeceased by his parents, Lonnie an Beulah Thornton Strickland; brothers, Malcom, Cornell, J. Hugh and Warren Strickland; and sisters, Lonnie Mae Candler, Laureah Belmar and Bobbye Jones.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Gloria Ates Strickland of Jesup; a daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Mike Graham of Jesup; a grandson, Taran Graham; a sister, Mary Parson of East Point; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held April 20 at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Elder Thomas Waters, Elder Al Groover, the Rev. Hulet Smith and Elder John Hubbard officiating along with American Legion Post No. 311 presenting the American flag. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Hugh Strickland, Timmy Strickland, Jason Strickland, David Strickland, John Marc Jones and Buddy Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Emanuel Baptist Church, Jim Eaton, Ron Brooks, Joe Warren, Carl Carroll, Jim and Betty Padgett, Roxie Litton, Raymond Smith, Tracy Brown and Mike Conner.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Emanuel Baptist Church, 1680 Waycross Hwy., Jesup, GA 31545 or Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Out of Town
 
Debra R. Coleman
Salina, Kan.—Debra R. Coleman, 60, of Salina, Kansas, died April 10, 2017, surrounded by her loved ones.
She was born Aug. 15, 1956, in Jesup.
She was preceded in death by both parents, William E. and Shirlene Reichert.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Joseph Coleman; a daughter and son-in-law, Casey and Jacob Ogle; two sisters, Barbara Reichert and Trisha Davis; a brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Sharon Reichert; and a grandchild, Cecilia.
Visitation will be held at Jesup Church of God from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. today (Saturday).
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Breast Cancer Research Foundation in care of Roselawn Mortuary in Salina.
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