4.29.17 Obituaries

Royal
 
Calvin Douglas Wilkerson
Jesup—Calvin Douglas Wilkerson, 56, died April 24, 2017, at Wayne Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness. 
He was born Aug. 2, 1960, to James “JB” Buck and Willie Bell Wilkerson in Jesup. He was educated in the Wayne County public school system and graduated in 1979. 
He served in the U.S. Army, and after returning to Jesup, he was employed as a custodian at Coastal Pines Technical College and the Wayne County Board of Education. He was also employed at Jones Kitchen, Sybil’s Family Restaurant and Western Sizzlin.  
He was lovingly known as a practical jokester, according to his family. He enjoyed life and “never met a stranger,” his family said.  He will be sorely missed by everyone, the family said.
He was preceded in death by both parents, James “JB” Buck and Willie Bell Wilkerson; five brothers, Rufus Wilkerson, Robert Lee Jones, Eugene Jones, Robert Lee Wilkerson and Riley Williams; and two sisters, Patricia Ann Jones and Jeanette Frazier.
Survivors include three daughters, Brandi Whitaker of Savannah, Olivia Eppert of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Berndisa Green of Jesup; 12 siblings and their spouses, James A. and Terry Thomas, J.B. Wilkerson Jr., James and Della Ann Wilkerson, Eloise W. Johnson, Carolyn and Berdell Cooper and Barbara Jean Roberts, all of Jesup, Marvin Jones of Willimantic, Connecticut, Shirley and Calvin Singleton of St. Petersburg, Florida, Dennis Wilkerson of Houston, Texas, Raymond Williams and Richard Williams, both of Tifton, and Pearl Reddish of the Bronx New York; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held May 1 at noon at Bennett Union Missionary Baptist Church.
Interment will follow in Sunset Oaks Cemetery.
Bennett Union Missionary Baptist Church is located at 402 W. Pine St. in Jesup.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Rinehart & Sons
 
Mamie Jean Carter Tyre
Jesup—Mamie Jean Carter Tyre, 82, of Jesup died April 25, 2017, in Memorial University and Health Center in Savannah of an apparent heart attack.
The Ware County native had lived in Wayne County most of her life and was a charter member of Anderson Drive Baptist Church. She retired from SunTrust Bank and was known as a wonderful homemaker who enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.
Survivors include her husband of 66 years, William Revis “Bill” Tyre Sr. of Jesup; two sons and daughters-in-law, Bill and Nell Tyre of Jesup and Tim and Tammy Tyre of St. Simons Island; five grandchildren and their spouses, William and Laurie Tyre III, Jenny and Adam Thomas, Kelly and Brandon Purcell, Abby Tyre and Maggie Tyre; five great-grandchildren, Neely Thomas, Wills Tyre, Briggs Thomas, Hardie Purcell and Lundie Purcell; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held April 28 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with Pastor Josh Stafford and Dale Tyre officiating.  Interment will be in the Lake Chapel Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Terry Walker, Spec Williamson, Doug Dixon, David Dixon, Mike DiNello and the Rev. Dennie Waters. Honorary pallbearers will be the Blessed Sunday School of Anderson Drive Baptist Church.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements.
 
Sallie Brooker Glass
Jesup—Sallie Brooker Glass, 67, of Jesup died April 26, 2017, after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native was a member of Memorial Baptist Church and attended First Street Christian Church. She liked to write short stories, color and d word-find puzzles.
Survivors include her husband of 16 years, Bill Glass of Jesup; a son, David Brooker of Jesup; two sisters, Lena Funai of Nacogdoches, Texas, and Catherine Batista of Jesup; a brother, Doug Brooker of Jesup; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held May 2 at 1 p.m. at First Street Christian Church with the Rev. Tommy Patrick officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
 
Patricia Wright Roberson
Jesup—Patricia Wright Roberson, 72, of Jesup died April 26, 2017, at her residence after an extended illness.
The Pierce County native had lived in Wayne County for 32 years and was a member of Altamaha Baptist Church and Love Thy Neighbor Sunday School Class.
She was a homemaker and volunteer with the Wayne Memorial Auxiliary and enjoyed taking care of her family and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, Wendell and Winnell Wright.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, George E. Roberson of Jesup; a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Emily Roberson of Jesup; a daughter and son-in-law, Becky and Nicki Roberson of Jesup; a sister, Frances Cantrell of Bristol; eight grandchildren, Ethan, Hunter and Laura Kate Roberson, Bekah and Brittany Bennett, Paige and Riley Denison and Demi Edenfield; a great-grandson, Elisha Edenfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Jack Lee officiating. Private interment will follow in the Altamaha Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be to Altamaha Baptist Church, 6622 Oglethorpe Road, Jesup, GA 31545.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
David Wayne Kirkland
Jesup—David Wayne Kirkland, 62, of Jesup died April 28, 2017, in Grace Moore Nursing Home in Bruns-wick.
The Wayne County native lived most of his life in Jesup until his health failed him the past year, and he moved to Brunswick. The retired vault crewman loved to ride his bicycle and fish.
He was predeceased by his parents, Johnny and Juanita Gray Kirkland; sisters, Brenda and Debbie; and a brother, Ray Kirkland.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Ronnie Kirkland of Brunswick; a brother, Ronnie Kirkland of Jesup; a sister-in-law and her husband, Sheila and Fermin Salgado of Brunswick; five nephews, Edward Kirkland, Alexander and Sebastian Salgado, and Johnny and Alan McDonald; great-nephews, Math Daniel Kirkland and Jalen McDonald; and a great-niece, Nevaeh McDonald.
Graveside funeral services will be held May 2 at 4 p.m. at the Jesup City Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Lee officiating.
The family will receive friends at the cemetery.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons
.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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