4.25.18 obituaries

Rinehart & Sons


Theresa Jane Lane McKinzie Teston

Jesup—Theresa Jane Lane McKinzie Teston, 73, of Jesup died April 20, 2018, in Wayne Memorial Hospital and under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.

The Brunswick native lived in Wayne County all of her life. She attended Bethlehem Baptist Church and was a homemaker. She loved her flower gardening, sewing, painting and writing poetry.

She was predeceased by her parents, Sherrod and Annie Lane; sisters, Ruby Mae Harris, Alene Elizabeth Nunley, Vera Leona Flowers, Barbara Ann Armogost and Adele Nora Lee; brothers, Johnny Lane and Bill Lane; and the father of her children, Charles Rayford McKinzie.

Survivors include her husband of 33 years, Kenny Teston of Jesup; a daughter, Nikki McKinzie (Bret Maynard) of Owensboro, Kentucky; sons and a daughter-in-law, David McKinzie of San Diego, California, Chuck McKinzie and Chris (Dawn) McKinzie of Screven; step-daughters, Frances (Donavon) Harrison and Tina Crosby of Jesup; 16 grandchildren, Tara, David Jr., Nicholas, Mathew, Alexandria, Nathan, Angel, Jay, Austin, Haley, Jeremy, Codie, Micah, Clayton, Sophia, and Sawyer; 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held April 24 at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Stanley Todd officiating. Interment was in Jesup City Cemetery. Active pallbearers were members of her family. Honorary pallbearers were  Wayne County Road Department employees.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-1942.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Emory Herbert Poppell

Jesup—Emory Herbert Poppell, 90, of Jesup died April 20, 2018, in Wayne Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

The Wayne County native and U.S. Navy veteran attended Jesup First Baptist Church and the Golden Rulers Men’s Sunday School Class. The Georgia Southern graduate and retired civil service employee taught public school and was a basketball coach. He also volunteered with the Wayne County Cancer Society.

He enjoyed gardening and working with his wife in many projects.

He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Gloria Mosley Poppell.

Survivors are two daughters, Sandra (Dill) Middleton of Colonel’s Island and Donna (Rich) Wiltfang of Brunswick; a grandson, Richie Wiltfang of Jacksonville Beach, Florida; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Graveside funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery with Dr. Mike VonMoss officiating.  Honorary pallbearers will be his Sunday school class members.

The family will receive friends after the service.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.


Judy Boyette Deal

Screven—Judy Boyette Deal, 70, of Screven died April 24, 2018, in Wayne Memorial Hospital and under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.

The Wayne County native was a member of Screven First Baptist Church, the last graduating class of 1966 of Screven High School and the Lily Garden Club of Screven.

She enjoyed gardening, cooking and visiting with family.

She was predeceased by her parents, Randall and Ola Dubberly Boyette.

Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Adrian Deal of Screven; a son, Darren (Christy) Deal of Alma; three grandchildren, Kayla Deal Lee, Zachary Deal and Olivia Deal; a great-grandson, Kaysn Lee; a sister, Joanne Kicklighter of Screven; two brothers, J.L. (Joan) Boyette and Donald (Gaynell) Boyette, all of Screven; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Screven First Baptist Church with Dr. Ron Wilcox and the Rev. Carl Ledbetter officiating. Interment will be in the Lake Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be family members. Honorary pallbearers will be the 1966 Screven High School graduates and caretaker, Katherine “Liz” Wilkinson.

Visitation will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to services at the church.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Donald C. Bauer

Odum—Donald C. Bauer, 82, of Odum died April 23, 2018, in Harborview Nursing Home and under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.

Graveside funeral services are today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Odum City Cemetery with the Rev. Tim Horne officiating along with the presentation of the U.S. flag.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Out of Town


James Harold “Lucky” Spires

Hinesville—James Harold “Lucky” Spires, 56, died April 22, 2018, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

A lifelong resident of Hinesville, he was a member of First Baptist Church of Ludowici and Bradwell Institute Class of 1980.  He was very active in the Boy Scouts and enjoyed the Pinewood Derby.

If you could combine love, sunshine and the best storyteller in the world, that would be Lucky. He could tell a story better than anyone except his granddaddy, James. He was a hard worker who loved his job and was always ready for a quick laugh and a poke in the side to get you screaming. Lucky was a jack of all trades, could operate any piece of equipment, and could draw anything he could see. He was a good friend, a loving husband and father, and the best son and brother, according to  his family, who called him a wonderful Christian man who knew no boundaries.

He is survived by his wife, Dara Hailey Spires; parents, Harold and Sandra Spires; a sister and brother-in-law, Lori Spires and Frank Versele; children, Samantha Spires Dover (Kelby), Cory Thomas Spires, Valerye Ralph and Chad Ralph; a special niece, Olivia Versele; an aunt and uncle, Rhonda and Danny Brant; special cousins, Jamie Brant Lane (Brooks), Jolie Brant Jenkins (Daniel), Emerson, Lolly, Proper and Blair; a mother-in-law, Joy Sapp; sisters-in-law, Robin Hailey, Tisha Wright, Carson Wright, Keely Ragin and Brandie Smith; and numerous cousins and other family members.

Visitation will be held today (Wednesday) from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday at Midway United Methodist Church with the Rev. Hank Perry and the Rev. Eric Rentz officiating.  Mr. Spires will lie in state for one hour prior to the service.  Burial will follow the service in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to St. Jude’s Research Hospitals (www.stjude.org), 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Carter Funeral Home Oglethorpe Chapel is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.carteroglethorpe


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