4.3.19 obituaries


Mabel Velles Westberry

Jesup—Mabel Velles Westberry, 91, received her ultimate healing on March 29, 2019.

She was born on Sept. 19, 1927, to the late Victor and Benancia Velles in Honolulu, Hawaii. She moved in 1967 to Wayne County, where she resided for the remainder of her life. She was a member of the Church of God. She had a strong faith and loved the Lord. She also loved attending church.

She was a former volunteer with the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She taught the kindergarten Sunday school class at Parkway Church of God for several years.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Lesley R. Westberry; her son, Manual R. Paulino Jr.; and two grandchildren.

Survivors include three sons, Philip Paulino, Reginald Remigio and Efrem Remigio; four daughters, Linda Kupau, Charlene Thompson, Angelita Critchfield and Debbie Remigio; a brother; three stepchildren; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held April 1 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Evors officiating. Interment followed in Piney Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers were her family. Honorary pallbearers were the staffs of Harborview Nursing Home and Hospice of South Georgia and Wayne Memorial Auxiliary.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Evelyn Ray Kinchen

Screven—Evelyn Ray Kinchen, 88, died March 31, 2019, at Wayne Memorial Hospital.

A resident of Screven for nearly 40 years and former 25-year resident of Tifton, she was born on March 27, 1931, in Enigma to the late D.W. and Maybelle Cravey Ray.  She was a bookkeeper by trade and a homemaker who devoted herself to her family.

She was a member of O’Quinn Baptist Church and loved flowers and gardening, but the true love of her life was her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Henry Ray; sisters, Wilma Ikerd, Mittie Dorminey, Ruby Allen and Doris Moorman; and daughter-in-law, Pam Kinchen.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, Thomas Kinchen Sr. of Screven; a son, Tom Kinchen of Screven; a daughter, Karen (Carl) Harris of Screven; two sisters, Lucille McMillan of Enigma and Jean Signorello of Orange City, Florida; five grandchildren, Chris Harris and companion, Tara, of Jesup, Kyle (Whitney) Harris of Mableton, Ken (Katie) Harris of Screven, Cale (Melanie) Harris of Screven and Amanda (Kyle) Truelove of Clermont; three great-grandchildren, Kennedy, Houston and Koan; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.

Graveside funeral services were held April 2 at O’Quinn Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Danny Daniels  officiating.

Active pallbearers were Chris, Kyle, Ken and Cale Harris, Kyle Truelove and Ted Thornton.

Remembrances may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or the Georgia Sheriff’s Youth Homes, P.O. Box 1000, Stockbridge, GA 30281.

Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.

Howard & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Herman Rodney “Rod” Pittman

Jesup—Herman Rodney “Rod” Pittman, 66, of Jesup died March 31, 2019, at Landmark Hospital of Savannah.

Born in Fairfax, South Carolina, he was a son of the late Herman Allen Pittman and the late Evelyn Steele Pittman. He was a United States Air Force veteran. He was a retired residential and commercial woodworker.

Survivors include two sisters, Jeryl “Jerri” Blackstock and her husband, Sgt. Arthur Barch, U.S. Army (Ret.), and Tiffany Axt; one brother, Douglas McManus and his wife, Patti; two nieces; one nephew; and his dog and best friend, Buddy.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gamble Funeral Service, 410 Stephenson Avenue, Savannah.

Share your thoughts about Mr. Pittman and his life at www.gamblefuneralservice.com.

Gamble Funeral Service of Savannah is in charge of arrangements.


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