4.26.17 Obituaries

Howard-Jones
 
Francis Gay Nix
Jesup—Francis Gay Nix, 87, died April 24, 2017, at Harborview Health Systems after an extended illness.
A native and lifelong resident of Jesup, he was born Feb. 5, 1930, to Edward J. Nix Sr. and Frankie Cole Nix. He sold insurance in his early years and had lived in Savannah and Lakeland, Florida, for brief periods of time before returning to Jesup, where he owned and operated the first of two Hallmark Stores. His store was the cultural hub of Jesup for many years. Local artists were invited to hang their creations in The Gallery, and he framed pictures and sold gifts of all kinds. The second location, in Hinesville, bore the name of his wife, Pat, and was opened in 1985. The couple ran both stores successfully until retirement
He was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of Jesup and loved playing tennis in his spare time. He was fiercely competitive and shared his passion of tennis with others, coaching them and urging them to do their best at all times.  He also enjoyed golf (in his younger years), crossword puzzles, traveling and the beach.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Ann Marie McTyeire Nix; two sisters, Elaine Nix Parker and Lucile Nix Rybakov; a brother, Edward J. Nix Jr.; and a son-in-law, Dail Rentz.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Patricia K. Brantley Nix of Jesup; two daughters and a son-in-law, Lolita Nix and Mario Morales of Jesup and Linda Nix Rentz of Hiawassee; a stepson, Wyman Brantley, and his partner, Sara, of Hopewell, New Jersey; two stepdaughters and their husbands, Melanie Brantley and Packy Murphy of Dumfries, Virginia, and Allison Brantley and Ben Carter of Jesup; 13 grandchildren and their spouses, Andrés and Javier Morales, Layla Rentz Orr and her husband, Larry, Danielle Rentz Hunt and her husband, Chip, Owen J. Brantley, Leo Rothman, Shane, Patrick and Brantley Murphy, and Austin, Nicholas, Jared and Brooke Carter; seven great-grandchildren, Rosalynn and Sage Morales, Riley, Brady and Dailey Orr and Boyce and Kelton Hunt; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended-family.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at the First United Methodist Church of Jesup with the Rev. Tucker Lewis officiating. Interment will follow in Jesup City Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Chip Hunt, Larry Orr, Ben Carter, Packy Murphy, and Mario and Andrés Morales. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Harborview Health Systems, the Saturday Morning Tennis Group and staff of Hospice of South Georgia.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup.
Remembrances may be made to the EHE Foundation at www.fightehe.org or First United Methodist Church of Jesup, 205 E. Cherry St., Jesup, GA 31546.
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at www.jesupfuneralhome.com
Howard & Jones Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
 
Rinehart & Sons
 
Carroll Leon King
Jesup—Carroll Leon King, 65, died April 21, 2017, from injuries sustained in a single-vehicle accident.
He was born in Ware County and had lived in Pierce County before moving with his family to Wayne County in 1958. 
A Wayne County High School graduate, he had started working at his father’s Ford tractor dealership as a young teen. After graduation, he continued working for his father and attended numerous Ford tractor training schools. He became owner of Jesup Tractor and Equipment Repair in 1987 and operated the business with his brother-in-law and sister until he was forced to retire for health reasons in 2014. He was very knowledgeable about tractor repair and appreciated all of his many customers and friends over the years.
He was a member and deacon of Faith Chapel SCMC and loved his family dearly. 
His father, C.L. King, and his sister, Debbie King, preceded him in death.
Survivors are his wife of 35 years, Jackie Waits King of Jesup; two daughters and a son-in-law, Debbie King and Ashlee and James Smith, all of Jesup; his mother, Hazel King of Jesup; three grandchildren, Amber Miller, Eli Smith and Christopher Smith; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Linda and Freddy Swenson and Ann and Dwight Bishop, all of Jesup; a brother-in-law and his wife, Ray and Elizabeth Waits of Kathleen; and several nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held April 25 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. James Carter, the Rev. Loren Bryant and Elder Jason Deal officiating. Interment was in the Ramah Cemetery in Pierce County. Active pallbearers were Robert and Chris Swenson, Jeff and Russell Bishop, and Tanner and Vance Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were the Adult Sunday School Class of Faith Chapel SCMC and longtime customers.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements.
 
Laura Virginia “Ginny” Warren Brady
Odum—Laura Virginia “Ginny” Warren Brady, 88, of Odum died April 24, 2017, at Harborview Health Systems after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native was a former public school teacher and a pen and ink, acrylic, oil, and water-color artis. She enjoyed contributing to art shows and fishing. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Nora Dent Warren and sisters, Eleanor May and Evelyn Harrell.
Survivors are her husband of 64 years, Robert James “Bob” Brady of Odum; son, Robert Alan Brady of Odum; sisters, Lois Jones of Odum and Thelma Thomas of Patterson; brother-in-law, Dr. Lanier Harrell; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Warren Cemetery with the Rev. R.M. Warren officiating.
The family will receive friends at the cemetery.
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
 
Gordon Louis Reynolds
Jesup—Gordon Louis Reynolds, 84, of Jesup died April 21, 2017, after an extended illness.
A New York native, he had lived in Wayne County the past 23 years and was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of Red Hill Baptist Church, where he enjoyed using his God-given talent of singing. Some other favorite pastimes included gardening, but he especially enjoyed spending time with his family. 
Survivors are his wife of 61 years, Faye Bennett Reynolds of Jesup; a daughter and son-in-law, Dawn and Benjamin Watson of Fredrick, Maryland; a son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Laurie Reynolds of Seneca Falls, New York; six grandchildren, Megan and Derek Reynolds and Adam, Jared, Matthew and Rian Watson; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held April 24 at Red Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Wayne Williamson officiating. Interment will be in the Red Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be his family. Honorary pallbearers will be his Sunday school class members at Red Hill Baptist Church.  
Memorials may be made to the Red Hill Baptist Church, 2574 Red Hill Road, Jesup, GA 31545.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements.
 
Ronnie W. Turner
Jesup—Ronnie W. Turner, 63, of Jesup died April 22, 2017, after an extended illness.
The Appling County native had lived in Wayne County most of his life. He attended Bethlehem Baptist Church and was a retired construction worker.  He enjoyed his two puppies, “Tippy” and “Man” and spending time with his family.
He was predeceased by his parents, Woodrow and Edith Turner; a grandson, Shane Hart; and a sister, Geraldine Floyd.
Survivors are his wife of 43 years, Rhonda Grantham Turner of Jesup; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Catina and Roy Smith of Odum, Donna and Andy Maynard of Ludowici, and Cindy Bailey of Jesup, and her fiancé, Ryan Murrell of Jesup; a son and daughter-in-law, Ronnie Jr. and Teresa Turner of Reidsville; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Donnie and Kathie Turner and Dannie Turner, all of Jesup; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held April 25 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Danny Daniels officiating. Interment was in the Bethlehem Cemetery. Active pallbearers were David Turner, Aaron Nail, Austin Maynard, Andrew Maynard, Dalton Bailey and Alex Cob.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
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