4.28.18 obituaries

Rinehart & Sons


Elizabeth Barrs Scott

Jesup—Elizabeth Barrs Scott, 82, of Jesup died April 24, 2018, at her residence and under the care of Heartland Hospice.

The Douglas native had lived in Wayne County for most of her adult life and was a member of Altamaha Baptist Church and a former member of Memorial Baptist Church. She was a licensed practical nurse for the nursing homes and enjoyed sewing and listening to Elvis music.

She was predeceased by her husband, James Garfield “Scotty” Scott, and her parents, Herbert and Betty Barrs.

Survivors include 10 children and their spouses, Marlena (Donald) Griffis of Jesup, Lola Flowers of Jesup, Renee (Mary) Ponville III of Denver, Colorado, John (Lawanda) Ponville of Jesup, Mary (Jeff) Bennett of Screven, Priscilla (Jeff) Robillard of New York, Mary Jean Scott of Blythe Island, and Judy (Ted) Ogden, Mitchell Scott and Kenny Scott, all of Odum; sisters, Inez Van Allen and Margaret Barrs, both of Brunswick; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces, including a special niece, Tina Landers of Jacksonville, Florida; nephews; and a daughter-in-law, Lounell Scott of Jesup.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Jack Lee officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be family and friends.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.

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


Sue O’Quinn Osusky

Texas—Sue O’Quinn Osusky, 96, most recently of Plano, Texas, and Dallas, Texas, died April 10, 2018.

She was born Susie Pearl O’Quinn Aug. 10, 1921, to the late Ruth Crosby and Milton Hardy O’Quinn in Wayne County. She was a graduate of the 1939 class of Jesup High School.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 73 years, M.A. (Mel) Osusky, who died Feb. 24, 2018, shortly after having reached 100 years of age. He was a veteran of World War II and worked for many years with United Airlines. He was determined to reach the 100-year mark and did so Dec. 1, 2017. Family and friends gathered in Plano to celebrate Mel’s 100 years of life. The Osusky’s were married for 73 years.

In addition to her husband and parents, Sue was predeceased by three siblings who reached adulthood, Gladys O. Cameron, Jeannette O. Rogers and Joe Donald Oquinn. Although she worked outside of her home at times, she was primarily a housewife. She was a loving mother and grandmother who was well known for her outstanding cooking and baking. She was a meticulous housekeeper, a talented seamstress, an excellent conversationalist and an avid reader. She loved her family and found special joy in her four granddaughters and one great-granddaughter.

Survivors of the couple include two sons and a daughter-in-law, Al and Helen Osusky of Netcong, New Jersey, and Donald Osusky of New Jersey; one daughter, Diane Osusky of Georgia; granddaughters, Helene (Erik) McNeff of Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey,  Alyssa (Sean) Hutchinson of Hackettstown, New Jersey, Cyndy Osusky (Miguel Valdez) of Tucson, Arizona, Renee Austin (Jason Ivey) of Carrollton, Texas; a great-granddaughter, Scarlett Hutchinson; a son-in-law, Bob (Karen) Austin of Nacadoches, Texas; nephews, Bill (Shelia) and John Rogers of Jesup; and a niece, Carolyn (Curt) Holmes of Warner Robins.

The family is especially grateful to Renee and Jason for their outstanding care of both of her grandparents.

Private memorials have been held.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral home is in charge of local arrangements.


Out of Town


William F. “Mac” McCann

Ashburn—William F. “Mac” McCann, 73, of Ashburn died April 25, 2018, at his residence.

Affectionately known as “Mac,” he was born Dec. 26, 1944, to the late William Fitzpatrick and Jean Potter McCann. He was the founder, owner and operator of Bancorp Finance in Ashburn and Tifton. He served his country with honor in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was a Mason with Sycamore Lodge No. 210 and a Shriner with the Hasan Temple in Albany. He was also a faithful member of the Ashburn First United Methodist Church, where he was the former chairman of the Council on Ministries and the former chairman of the Administrative Board. He was also a member and past president of the Rotary Club of Ashburn. He was an avid tennis player for 25 years and loved his dogs. His greatest joys in life were his two grandsons, Chase and Alex.

He is survived by his wife, Glenda W. McCann of Ashburn; daughters, Tracy (Danny Edwards) McCann St. Amant of Ashburn and Julie (Pete) McCann North of Tifton; a sister, Patricia Poppell of St. Simons and Jeanie (Steve) Caphton of Jesup; a brother, Jim (Cindy) McCann of Screven; and grandchildren, Chase St. Amant of Ashburn and Alex North of Tifton.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Saturday) at the Ashburn First United Methodist Church with interment to follow at Rose Hill Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. in the church social hall.

Those who wish may, in lieu of flowers, make donations to The Ashburn First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 69, Ashburn, GA 31714.

Friends and family may sign the online guest book and share special condolences and memories with the family by visiting Perry Funeral Home Chapel’s website at www.perryfuneralchapel.com.


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