5.4.19 obituaries


Charles Emory Tyre Sr.

Jesup--Master Sgt. Charles Emory Tyre Sr., U.S. Army retired, 90, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family April 30, 2019, at Wayne Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

He was born on Nov. 29, 1928, in Odum to the late Isaac and Evelyn Estelle Tyre. A country boy by birth, he spent his days with his childhood best friends, Doug Daniel and Ben Pearce.

When he was barely old enough, he joined the U.S. Army to serve the country and retired more than 20 years later as a master sergeant. His service to the country included war time during the Korean Conflict and two tours of duty in Vietnam.

He and his family traveled the United States and the world, serving in numerous different installations, including appointments in Hawaii and Germany. In his later days of service, he worked as a military instructor and was proud of the fact that he had scored the highest of any person in the United States on his MOS evaluation test.

After his retirement from the Army, he worked for the state prison in Odum for a short period before beginning a second career, from which he would retire at Plant Hatch in Baxley.

He was truly a “jack of all trades” his family said, and in his spare time, he enjoyed remodeling, woodworking and restoring old cars.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Willene Daniel Tyre; his daughter, Fran Tyre; his son, Robert “Bobby” Tyre; his brothers, Bobby, James, Glynn, Wayne and Billy Tyre; and his sister, Josephine Ahl.

Survivors include his son, Charles “Chuck” E. (Janet) Tyre Jr. of Jesup, and grandchildren, Kara Deleon of Port Richey, Florida, Jodi (Keith) Lewis of Jesup, Whitney (Mark) Elliott of Jesup, Jace Tyre of Jesup, Charles “Charlie” E. (Chelsea) Tyre III of Jesup and J.D. (Alisha) Tyre of Odum; a special niece, Diane Crawford; and a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins and a large extended family.

Funeral services were held May 3 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup with the Rev. Clayton Dowd officiating. 

Interment followed with full military honors in Odum City Cemetery.

Honorary pallbearers were Thomas Fields, Jim Ahl, Don Tyre, Mark Elliott, Keith Lewis, Charlie Tyre, Jace Tyre, J.D. Tyre, Hernan Deleon, Wesley Harvey and Alan Harvey.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Georgia Hospice Care, 141 South Macon Street, Jesup, GA 31545.

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

Howard & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Mary E. “Betty” Clark Macpherson

Mary E. “Betty” Clark Macpherson born Aug. 1, 1932, in Shelby County, Alabama, daughter of Robert A. and Augusta Kunstler Clark, died peacefully April 30, 2019.

She was a longtime member of St. Aloysius Catholic Church and most recently St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. She worked in Jefferson County, Alabama, government.

In retirement, she continued her lifelong interests, sewing quilts and clothes and cooking magnificent feasts for family and friends.

She was predeceased by infant sons, Kevin James and Bruce Stewart Macpherson; brothers, Jim, John and Albert Clark; and a sister, Pamela C Wallace.

Survivors include a son, Stephen Macpherson; a daughter, Pamela (Greg) Young; grandchildren, Beth, Stephen and Robert (Jen) Young; and loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bessemer, Alabama.

Memorials are requested to Eternal World Television Network, 5817 Old Leeds Road, Irondale, AL 35210.

The family gives a very special thank you to all loving caregivers in her final illness.

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

Howard & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Marion D. “Porkey” Worth

Jesup—Marion D. “Porkey” Worth, 62, of Jesup died May 1, 2019.

The Glynn County native had lived in Wayne County most of his adult life and was a retired Georgia Department of Transportation employee. He enjoyed attending auctions and family gatherings.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Angie Smith Worth of Jesup; two sons, Wayne Worth Sr. and Gene (Kelly) Worth of Odum; a daughter, Angel (Robert) Welch of Savannah;  grandchildren, Destiny, Faith, Dale, Johnathan, Noah, Shaylynn, Willow and Issabella Worth, Rosalynn and Sage Morales; a great-grandson, Braiden Worth; and other extended relatives, Nuvia and John Mobley.

Funeral services were held May 3 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Ray Worley officiating. Interment followed in Jesup City Cemetery. Active pallbearers were family.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Joyce Darsey Phillips

Jesup—Joyce Darsey Phillips, 83, of Jesup died May 1, 2019, at her home and under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.

The Wayne County native was a homemaker, enjoyed being a caregiver, spending time with her family and working in her yard.

She was the widow of Homer Louis Phillips.

Survivors include two daughters, Dianne (Brian) Lawson of Jesup, Rita (Jim) Ames of Jesup; two brothers, Larry (Sue) Dorsey of Jesup and Jerry (Margie) Darsey of Ludowici; three grandchildren, Brandi White, Adam Lawson and Timothy Ames; three great-grandchildren, Austin, Madison and Alyssa; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Larry Harris officiating.

The family will receive friends at the service.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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