5.31.17 obituaries

Rinehart & Sons
 
Reuben W. Ray
Jesup—Reuben W. Ray, 83, of Jesup died May 27, 2017, after an extended illness.
The Liberty County native had lived in Wayne County the past 32 years and was a member of Crossroads Church of God. He was the owner of Reuben Ray Sheetrock Finishing Company and enjoyed fishing, gardening and working with people.
Preceding him in death were his first wife, Retha Carter Ray; sisters, Ina Ray and Donna Purvis; and brothers Millen Ray, Elmer Ray, Hiram Ray and Arman Ray.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Billie Walker Ray of Jesup; two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Mark Doughtie of Hinesville, Rhonda and Clay Rowe of the Gum Branch community; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Bruce and Navin Ray of Gum Branch, Wade Ray of Gum Branch, and Paul and Carla Ray of Jesup; two brothers, E.S. Ray of Brunswick, and Bryon Ray of Gum Branch; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and several cousins.
Funeral services were held May 30 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with Pastor Hulet Smith officiating. Interment was in Elim Baptist Church Cemetery in Long County. Active pallbearers were his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Prime Timers Sunday School Class of Elim Baptist Church, 6650 Elim Church Road Northeast, Ludowici, GA 31316.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements.
 
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Marvin D. Freeman
Folkston—Marvin D. Freeman, 67, affectionately known by his family and friends as “Joe,” died May 27, 2017, at Folkston Park Care and Rehabilitation Center after an extended illness.
A former resident of Waycross and McRae, he was born on Feb. 2, 1950, in Wayne County to the late Jesse and Odessa Potter Freeman.
He worked for many years as an auto detailer at Clanton Motors and loved old cars and building model cars.
In addition to his parents, his brother, Alvin Freeman, preceded him in death.
Survivors include his sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Jack Hutcheson, and nephews and their spouses, Dewayne and Joanie Hutcheson and Darrell and Amanda Hutcheson all of Jesup.
Graveside services took place May 29 at Friendship Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Hulet Smith officiating.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.jesupfuneralhome.com
Howard & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Tony Lastinger
Jesup—Tony Lastinger, 73, died May 28, 2017, at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
A native and lifelong resident of Wayne County, he was born on Jan. 5, 1944, to the late Mattie Lee and Jesse Elmer Lastinger.
He grew up in the Empire School community and was a 1962 graduate of Jesup High School. He served his country in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam era and worked at Rayonier for more than 40 years.
He loved the outdoors and spent a lot of his spare time fishing, hunting, shooting guns, golfing and training bird dogs. He often said that his perfect day “was a dove field with a few friends and a good bird dog.”
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law, Sabra Lastinger and Danny Maddox of St. Simons Island; a son and daughter-in-law, Jesse Anthony and Kelly Lastinger II of Crystal River, Florida; and three grandchildren, Isabella Owens of St. Simons Island and Wyatt and Keelin Lastinger of Crystal River, Florida.
Services will be held privately by the family.
Remembrances are suggested to ARF, P.O. Box 432, Jesup, GA 31598.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
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