6.12.19 obituaries

Ila Mae Maze

Jesup--Ila Mae Maze, 80, of Jesup died June 9, 2019, at her residence after an extended illness.

The Wayne County native was of the Baptist faith and a homemaker. She loved to sew, garden, cook and crochet.

She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, Frank Maze; parents, Silas and Bessie Harter; and several siblings.

Survivors include three daughters, Connie Carpenter and Ellen Broderway, both of Jesup, and Vivian Deal of Blackshear, and her fiancé, Marc Stout; a son, Harry Maze of Smyrna, Tennessee; a son-in-law, Mike Carpenter of Odum; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with J.R. Tankersley officiating.

The family will receive friends an hour prior at the funeral home.

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

 

Kevin Dean Franklin

Jesup--Kevin Dean Franklin, 58, of Jesup died May 18, 2019.

The Wayne County native was an employee with Healthy Pet.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Riley Kay Franklin; parents, Eugene and Nadine Brown Franklin; and a sister, Gena Franklin Johnson.

Survivors include his wife, Christina Y. Franklin of Jesup; a son, Levi Franklin of Jesup; two brothers, Mark Franklin of Screven and Ricky Franklin of Jesup; two nieces, Krista Franklin and Heather Johnson; and other relatives.

Memorial services will be held Saturday (June 15) at 11 a.m. at the Cornerstone United Pentecostal Church with Pastor Ray Worley and the Rev. Rodney O’Quinn officiating.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Bernice “Miss Bun” Sinclair Ammons

Odum--Bernice “Miss Bun” Sinclair Ammons, 98, of Odum  died June 7, 2019.

The Pierce County native had lived in Odum most of her life. She was a member and former Sunday school teacher of Odum Church of God. She was a retired paraprofessional with Odum Elementary School and was most known as a mighty prayer warrior whose heartfelt desire was always that “she would not want anyone or anything with feelings to go to hell.”

She was a faithful wife, devoted mother and caring friend to many. She enjoyed her “fur babies.”

She was the widow of Emory Ammons and was also predeceased by her parents, James L. and Sindia Murray Sinclair, and sons-in-law, Ernie Adams and Carroll Chadwick.

Survivors include three daughters, June A. Adams, Dale A. Chadwick-Bryant and Cindia A. (Larry) Holloway, all of Odum; four grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.   

Celebration of life services were held June 10 at Odum Church of God with Pastor Justin Moriarty, the Rev. Jimmy Lord and the Rev. Stanley Todd officiating.  Interment was in the Odum City Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Amy Harris, Rodney Edwards, Cadi Harris, Patrick Worthy, Charles Chadwick and Madison Harvey. Honorary pallbearers were Odum Church of God family, Odum Baptist Church Sunday school classes and Hospice of South Georgia staff.

Memorials may be made to Odum Church of God, P.O. Box 126, Odum, GA 31555 or Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd. Jesup, GA 31545.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Sherlie Ann Parker Anderson

Jesup—Sherlie Ann Parker Anderson, 78, of Jesup died June 4, 2019.

She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church, a homemaker, and a former Cub Scout leader and den mother and kindergarten teacher.

She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Georgia Poppell Parker.

Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Ellis Turner Anderson Sr. of Jesup; a daughter, Jennifer (Mike) Taylor of Jesup; sons, Ellis (Sharon) Anderson Jr. of Jesup and Eugene Anderson (companion, Donnie Sue Pendly) of Gainesville; six grandchildren, Joshua Anderson, Kristy Chesser, Magan Freeman, and Travis, Kaitlynn and Justin Taylor; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Harris and Chaplain Ryan Wilson officiating. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be family.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Shrine’s Children’s Hospital, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL  33607 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105-1942.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Ed Godfrey Jr.

Jesup--Ed Godfrey Jr., 81, of Jesup died June 8, 2019, at his residence.

The New York native lived in Jesup the past 13 years and was a retired staff sergeant and supply clerk with the U.S. Army.

He loved to collect guns, fish and hunt but most of all, spend time with his grandchildren.

Survivors include his children, grandchildren, including his granddaughter, and caretaker, Sara Woods; a brother, Billy Godfrey of Syracuse, New York; and several other relatives.

Private memorial services will be held by the family.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Linda Aldridge Ouellette

Jesup—Linda Aldridge Ouellette, 72, of Jesup died June 9, 2019.

The Brantley County native lived in Wayne County most of her life. She was a member of First Freewill Baptist Church and enjoyed serving her Lord and others faithfully. She overcame many health issues and led a wonderfully fruitful life, her family said.

She was predeceased by her parents, Pete and Martha Aldridge, and a brother, Darrell Aldridge.

Survivors include her husband, George Ouellette of Jesup; three sisters, Sylvia (Don) Mosley of Jesup, Dianne (Troy) Casey of Boise, Idaho, and Glennis (Mike) Bryan of Atlanta; five brothers, Harold (Gevena) Aldridge, Pat (Gail) Aldridge, Wayne (Dianne) Aldridge, and Richard (Juanita) Aldridge, all of Jesup, and the Rev. Parnell (Janet) Aldridge of Alma; and extended relatives.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Spring Grove Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Johnny Thomas and the Rev. Jack Lee officiating. Interment will be in Spring Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be her nephews.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to services at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Freewill Baptist Children’s Home, 86 Academy Drive, Eldridge, AL, 35554.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Wendell Wells

Odum--Wendell Wells, 86, of Odum died June 8, 2019, at his residence.

The Jeff Davis County native lived in Wayne County most of his life, where he was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and served as a former deacon, Sunday school teacher and lay speaker.

He was the owner for 56 years of Wells Roofing Company. He enjoyed fishing and gardening and loved raising quail.

He and his wife, Redeatha, enjoyed sharing and hosting many good meals in their outdoor kitchen.

He is predeceased by his brothers, Billy and Jerry Wells.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Redeatha Creamer Wells of Odum; daughter, Wendy (Kim) Thornton of Odum; son, Steve (Connie) Wells of Odum; four grandchildren, Nicole Westberry, Brooks Mallard, Jennifer Thompson and Nicolas Wells; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service were held June 11 at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Vann Dempsey and Mike Highsmith officiating. Interment was in Odum City Cemetery. Active pallbearers were nephews and friends. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Eugene Yoder/Pat Reddish Sunday School Class.

Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 9, Jesup, GA  31598.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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