5.16.18 obituaries



Janet Martin Ellis

Jesup—Janet Lynn Martin Ellis, 50, died May 12, 2018, at Wayne Memorial Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

A resident of Jesup for the past 10 years and a former resident of Hazlehurst, she was born on Sept. 5, 1967, in Gadsden, Alabama, to the late James and Iris Dyal Martin. She was a loving mother and wife who worked tirelessly to make her house a home and had also owned and operated her own successful cleaning business, her family said.

She attended church at the Jesup Church of God. In addition to her parents, her brother, J.C. Martin, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband of 33 years, William “Billy” Ellis Jr.; children, William “B.J.” Ellis  III and his fiancée, Marissa Collier, daughter Brittany M. Ellis and her fiancée, Dustin Faulkner, and Cody S. Ellis and his companion, Arria Wiggins, all of Jesup; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Sheila and Silas Dukes and Lori and Hank Williams, all of Hazlehurst; two grandchildren, Kyla Lyn Perry and Makynlee Iris Perry; and a host of other grandchildren, cousins, beloved nieces, nephews and extended- family members.

Memorial services will be held Thursday at 6 p.m. at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup with Patty Collins officiating.

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

Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Rinehart & Sons


David Mitchell Finn

Ludowici—David Mitchell Finn, 54, of Ludowici died May 11, 2018, in Wayne Memorial Hospital of an apparent heart attack.

The Wayne County native was a former auto mechanic with Childre Dodge Company. He enjoyed, along with his family, the sport of auto racing, especially watching his nephew, Mickey, on the dirt track. He also enjoyed fishing.

He was predeceased by his parents, Allen and Eureta Finn; a sister, Kay Finn Taylor; and two brothers, Allen III and Mickey Finn.

Survivors include a daughter, Alaina Finn of Eatonton, and her mother, Zina Finn, also of Eatonton; two nieces, Lynn (Korey) Murray and Tammy Finn Twilley, all of Jesup; two nephews, Mickey Finn Jr. of Jesup and Anthony “Max” Taylor of Savannah; a sister-in-law, Sandy Finn of Jesup; a brother-in-law, Ben C. Taylor of Ludowici; and several other family members.

Funeral services were held May 14 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with his daughter, Alaina, speaking. Interment was in the Screven City Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Wyatt Twilley, Peyton Twilley, David Twilley, Jake Beaver, Dustin Counts and Trenton Smith. Honorary pallbearers were Mickey Finn Jr., Max Taylor, Neal Rogers, Joey McBee and Jimmy Counts.

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


Clyde Johnson

Jesup—Clyde Johnson, 91, of Jesup died May 13, 2018, at his residence and under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.

The North Carolina native and former resident of Clemmons, North Carolina, had lived in Jesup the past 20 years. He was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and a U.S. Navy veteran.

He retired from the National Cash Register Company and enjoyed years of playing golf, traveling and working in his yard.

He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Carolyn Harris Johnson and a sister, Ruth Colepaugh.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Dr. Danna and Vernie Lewis of Jesup and Jill Oman of Pompano Beach, Florida; two grandchildren, Hunter Oman of Fort Myers, Florida, and Brooke Oman of Pompano Beach; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Ralph Johnson of Ocala, Florida, Robert and Ann Johnson of Advance, North Carolina, and Dan and Tina Johnson of Tampa, Florida; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Lou Wolfe of Jesup.

Memorial services were held May 15 at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dee Schaffer officiating along with the American Legion Post 311’s presentation of the U.S. Flag.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545 or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 745 S Palm St, Jesup, GA 31546.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.




Charles Reynolds “Trey” Theus III

Jesup—Charles Reynolds “Trey” Theus III, infant son of Ren and Caitlin Theus, died  May 11, 2018, at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta - Egleston.

Survivors, in addition to his parents, are sisters, Daegan Theus and Charlee Theus of Jesup; maternal grandparents, Amy (David) Summerall of Baxley and Michael Branson of Orange City, Florida; paternal grandparents, Mary (Robert) Todd of Jesup; paternal great-grandparents, Paul McGowan of Ludowici and Sybil Theus of Richmond Hill; first cousins, Carter and Bennett; and numerous other cousins, aunts and uncles.

He was also the grandson of the late Charles R. “Charlie” Theus Sr., Ricky Sellers and Al Theus.

Funeral services were May 14 at 4 p.m. at House of Worship and Ministries in Jesup with the Rev. Mickey Tomberlin, Bishop Randy Sellers and the Rev. Agnes Sellers officiating. Burial was in Screven City Cemetery.

Family and friends may sign the online register at www.howardfuneralga.com.

Howard Funeral Home of Ludowici was in charge of arrangements.


Out of Town


Darryl Patton Jordan

Marietta—Darryl Patton Jordan died April 27, 2018.

He was born June 13, 1968, in Smyr-na. He graduated from Roswell High School in 1986 and the University of Georgia in 1990. He also held a master’s degree from Georgia State University.

He had a special skill to work with little children. He had a wonderful calling to teach seniors how to use their electronic devices, his family said. He owned his own company, Accurate Title Services, and Jordan Business Advisors.

His three great loves were Lake Junaluska, North Carolina; the Georgia Bulldogs; and Peachtree Presbyterian Church in Atlanta.

He is survived by his parents, the Rev. Don and Mary Jordan of Roswell; a brother, Wesley Jordan of Roswell; a sister and brother-in-law, Devinney Ballard and Bob Ballard of Canton; a niece, Jordan Ballard; a nephew, Devin Ballard; and aunts and uncles Bill and Anita Jordan of Screven and Cecile and James Robertson of Jesup. 

Memorial services were May 4 at Peachtree Presbyterian Church with Dr. Dan McCall and the Rev. Jay Madden officiating.

Mayes Ward-Dobbins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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