Tue, 06/13/2017 - 4:35pm
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Joan Harris Riggins
Jesup--Joan Harris Riggins, 88, of Jesup died peacefully and surrounded by family at home on June 11, 2017, under the devoted care of her daughter, Janis Rentz.
The daughter of John Henry and Ida Harris, she graduated from Jesup High School and attended Wesleyan College. In 1949, she married James Leonard “Jimmy” Riggins, and they had five children: Jiggs, Jennie, Jerry, Jebb and Janis. She was an accomplished homemaker, an avid gardener and a creative spirit. She loved nature and appreciated its beauty and splendor, especially flowers and birds. She loved fashion and often designed and made clothes for herself and her family, including wedding dresses. Later in life she enjoyed crocheting special rugs for family members.
She loved her family, music, dancing, singing and anything purple. She was a member of the Jesup First United Methodist Church. She worked as a substitute public school teacher, was a former Girl Scout troop leader and had a passion for garage sales, thrift shops and making treasures from others’ trash.
She was predeceased by her son, Jebb Riggins; her brothers, John Hill Harris and Tommy Harris; and her sister, Jean Cooper.
Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Jiggs and Peggy Riggins of Jesup and Jerry and Donna Riggins of Lavonia; two daughters and a spouse, Jennie Woodley of Woodbine and Janis and Kim Rentz of Jesup; grandchildren and their spouses, Jesse and Danielle Riggins of Screven, Jodi and Steve Ammons of Jesup, James Woodley of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Andy Riggins, Katie and Tony Ferguson and John Riggins, all of Lavonia, and Matthew Riggins of Jacksonville, Florida; great-grandchildren, Riggs Ammons, Rhett Ammons, Lindsey Ammons, Jimma Riggins, Angela Riggins and Tamar Riggins; sisters, Nan Thompson of Jesup and Nona Faye Saunders of St. Marys; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Bill and Sandi Harris of Clarkesville, David and Stacy Harris of Jesup and Moi Harris of Texas; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held June 13 at Rinehart Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Stanley Todd officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Dannie Woodrow Turner
Jesup—Dannie Woodrow Turner, 60 of Jesup died Monday, June 12, 2017, at his residence after an extended illness. The Appling County native had lived in Wayne County most of his life and was a retired painter. He enjoyed riding around to visit his friends and family.
He was predeceased by his parents, Woodrow and Edith Turner; sisters, Geraldine Floyd, Dorothy Turner; and brother, Ronnie Turner.
Survivors include two daughters, Kari Turner and Tonia Daniels, both of Jesup; two sons, David and Darrin Turner, both of Jesup; a brother, Donnie Turner of Jesup; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Bethlehem Cemetery with the Rev. Danny Daniels officiating.
The family will receive friends at the cemetery.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Out of Town
Roy Lee Carter
Hinesville—Roy Lee Carter, 98, died June 7, 2017.
He was born March 27, 1919, to Jessie and Della Whitehead Carter in Wayne County. He had lived in Hines-ville since 1969, after moving from Waycross. The past three years he had lived in a retirement home in Claxton. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army who served during World War II with the 80th Infantry Division, 319 Infantry Regiment, Co G with George S. Patton’s 3rd Army. After the war he had several civilian jobs before joining the Georgia Army National Guard. He retired as a CW-3 after 33 years of military service.
He was an avid sports fan. His favorite teams were the Georgia Bulldogs, the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Braves. As a last request, he asked that as pallbearers he would have two players from each of those teams so that he could be “let down one last time.”
He also enjoyed gardening, fishing, yard work, and watching television including any sports program. He had been a member of the First Baptist Church of Hinesville since 1969.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise McLeod Carter, and sisters and brothers, Myrtice, Ralph, Marie and Jake.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Marsha C. and Jimmy Moncrief of Bellville; a daughter, Gina C. Phillips of Savannah; a son and daughter-in-law, Jerry M. and Barbara Carter of Charleston, South Carolina; a grandson, J. Michael Moncrief of Bellville; a granddaughter, Anna A. Phillips of Savannah; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted June 11 at the Thomas L. Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Flemington with the Rev. Johnathan Brown officiating. Burial was in the Hinesville Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested that remembrances be made to First Baptist Church, Hinesville, Bethany Hospice or First Baptist Church, Claxton.
Thomas L. Carter Funeral Homes was in charge of arrangements.
Ricky Lee Frawley
Jesup—Ricky Lee Frawley, 56, died Sunday at his home following a brief illness.
He was born in Savannah, but his family later moved to Bulloch County, where he graduated from Southeast Bulloch High School. He worked various jobs for years until finding his true passion as a nurse. He started working as an LPN and later graduated from Georgia Southern University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. As a registered nurse, he worked for Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup. In his spare time, he enjoyed woodworking, motorcycles, hunting, and watching NASCAR.
He was preceded in death by his father, Billy Frank Frawley.
He is survived by his wife of 11 years, Antonia Lynn Frawley of Jesup; his mother, Jean Frawley of Brooklet; his brother, Bobby Frawley of Brooklet; his uncles, Billy Rushing, Travis Deal, Richard Deal, and Rusty Deal; and his stepson, Rafael Santamaria.
The funeral is today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home with Elder John Scott and Elder Buck Grantham officiating.
Interment will follow in Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Kenneth Deal, Andy Deal, Rafael Santamaria, and Jimmy Humphreys.
The family requests that any memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 201 South Main St. Suite A, Statesboro, GA 30458.
Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.
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