5.24.17 obituaries

 
Rinehart & Sons
 
John Garland Westberry
Odum—John Garland Westberry, 71, of Odum died May 16, 2017, in the Dublin Veterans Administration Hospital.
The Wayne County native attended Odum Baptist Church and enjoyed singing in the choir. He was a former Reidsville State Prison guard and a U.S. Army veteran who served in the Vietnam War and later served in the National Guard.
Some of his favorite pastimes were reading and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, John H. and Armanda Sanders Westberry
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Foster Westberry of Odum; a son, Andy Jason Westberry of Odum; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara W. and Paul Jackson of Jesup, Cora W. and Carlton Green of Stockbridge, Kathleen and Tom W. Rivera of Screven; a stepdaughter and her husband, Brenda and Duncan Dukes of Baxley, a stepson, Jerry Harrell of Odum; a stepbrother, Larry Davis of Savannah; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held May 25 at Odum Baptist Church with the Rev. Jeff Wallen officiating along with the military presentation of the U.S. flag. Interment was in the Georgia Veterans Cemetery in Glennville.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements.
 
Andrew Ogden Paul
Martinez—Andrew Ogden Paul, 23, of Martinez died May 21, 2017.
He received an associate’s degree from Georgia Southern University, was a University of Georgia Bulldog fan, and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He was predeceased by his aunt, Amy Ogden, and paternal grandparents, Thomas and Melba Paul.
Survivors include his parents, Michael Douglas and Sandee Ogden Paul of Martinez; a brother, Michael Douglas Paul Jr. of Martinez; maternal grandparents, Larry and Dorothy Ogden of Odum; an aunt and uncle, Lori and David Dear of Jesup; an uncle, Jason Ogden of St. Augustine, Florida; and cousins, Parker Ogden and Spencer Dear.
Private graveside services were held at Altamaha Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Lee officiating.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 128 Stonemark Lane, Columbia, S.C., 29210.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Wayne Westberry
Jesup—Wayne Westberry, 78, of Jesup died May 20, 2017, at his residence after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native was a member of Jesup Church of God and a retired insurance manager and painting contractor. He enjoyed fishing, boating and spending time with his family.
He was predeceased by his parents, Willie and Othel Johnson Westberry, and a brother, Arthur Glenn Westberry.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mattie Beck Westberry of Jesup; three daughters and sons-in-law, Denise and Ron Jeffcoat of Orangeburg, South Carolina, Deanne and Dwayne Evors of Warner Robins, Delinda and Greg Sparks of Jesup; a sister, Carolyn Taylor of Jesup; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Fred Westberry of Jesup and Donald and Sandra Westberry of Jesup; six grandchildren, Jennifer and Janna Jeffcoat, Melissa and John Lancer, Megan Evors, Brittney and Heath Denmark and Blake Sparks; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Jesup Church of God with Pastor Clayton Dowd, the Rev. Billy Swain and the Rev. Robert Herrin officiating. Interment will be in the Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be John Lancer, Michael Taylor, Tim Colgan, Blake Sparks, Ron Cordwell, Heath Denmark, Brendan Herrin and Brandon Tidwell. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class of Jesup Church of God and the 1956 Odum High School Classmates.
Memorials may be made to the Jesup Church of God, 444 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545 or Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
David Lamar “Tater” Landon
Jesup—David Lamar “Tater” Landon, 65, of Jesup died May 19, 2017, after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native was a member of Altamaha Baptist Church and a retiree with Rayonier. He enjoyed all types of outdoor activities. He was the president of L&L Hunting Club but loved spending time with his grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, David Aldine and Ouida Fulton Landon.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Barbara N. Landon of Jesup; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Sandy Landon and fiance, Andy Jones, Julie and Justin Purcell, and Rebecca and Travis Brantley, all of Jesup; a sister, Darlene Holt of Jesup; two aunts, Agnes Denison and Geneva Sanders, both of Jesup; five grandchildren, Tyler Grantham, Brooklyn Brantley, Paul Purcell, Silas Brantley and Lakelyn Brantley; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held May 22 at Altamaha Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Lee and the Rev. R.M. Warren officiating.
Interment was in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Tyler Grantham, Paul Purcell, Darrell Denison, Glynn Wynn, Gary Surrency and Jason Martin. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Adult III Sunday School Class of Altamaha Baptist Church and Randy and Kathy Purcell.
Memorials may be made to Altamaha Baptist Church Building Fund, 6622 Oglethorpe Road, Jesup, GA 31545.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Howard & Jones
 
Edward “Shorty” Foster
Jesup—Edward “Shorty” Foster, 70, died May 22, 2017, at home surrounded by his family under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
A longtime resident of Florida, he was born on March 20, 1947, in Independence, Iowa, to the late John and Charlotte Foster.
He relocated to Jesup in the late 1990s after his retirement from Southern Bell with 30 years of service and enjoyed hunting, air boating and playing with his “big boy toys” while spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, his brother Russell Foster preceded him in death.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Juanita Foster of Jesup; three sons and daughters-in-law, Johnnie and Sue Foster, Donnie and Lisa Foster and Ronnie and Bethani Foster; six grandchildren, Ryan Moates, Dustin Moates, Jonathan Foster, Amber Foster, Clayton Foster and Marriah Foster; three great-grandchildren, Bentley Parsons, Luke Moates and Hailey Moates all of Cocoa, Florida; a brother-in-law, Richard Hughes of Jesup; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Howard & Jones Funeral Home with the Rev. Stanley Todd officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Interment will follow in Jesup City Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge arrangements.
 
Lola Mae Wilkes
Jesup—Lola Mae Wilkes, 86, died May 19, 2017, at Wayne Memorial Hospital after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease.
A resident of McRae for most of her life, she was born on Oct. 1, 1930 in Alabama to the late Scott and Iduma Smith. She was a seamstress by trade who loved fishing and doing arts and crafts in her spare time. In addition to her parents, her husband, Horace Lee Wilkes, 10 brothers and sisters; one grandson, Brian Wilkes; and one granddaughter, Sherryl Marie Wilkes, preceded her in death.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Sherryl Ann and David Carter of Odum; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Horace Lee and Thelma Wilkes Jr. of McRae and David Wilkes of Millen; a sister, Lucy Spires of McRae; and four grandchildren, Timmy Wilkes of Brunswick, Aaron Carter of Odum, Alan Carter of Jesup and Jason Carter of Odum.
Private graveside services will be held in Midway Cemetery, McRae.
Howard & Jones Funeral home is in charge of arrangements.
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