6.24.17 obituaries

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Helen Withrow Robson
Ludowici—Helen Withrow Robson of Ludowici died June 20, 2017.
She turned 90 May 3, 2017. She was born in Ella Jay and then raised in Odum after her family bought a farm.
She was married to Warren Nelson Robson on Aug. 13, 1947, but was divorced several years later.
She attended what is now Georgia Southern University and became a teacher and taught a couple of years in Ludowici before she and her friend, Jeff, moved to Fernandina. She lived in Fernandina Beach from the 1960s to 1980s, when they moved to Tibet in Long County.
She was the assistant vice president of Florida First National Bank, which is now Wells Fargo. When she and Jeff moved to Tibet, they had approximately 5 acres of land, and she loved working in the yard. She had a garden and a beautiful hydrangea bush that she always fussed over. She never hesitated to jump on the riding lawn mower to cut grass. “When you came to visit, she was always up and doing something and seeing you had what you needed,” according to her family.
She attended Ludowici United Methodist Church and never failed to read her Sunday school lessons and Bible. Her favorite pasttime was “working her book,” as she called it—seek-a-word books, crossword and Sudoku. She was always willing to get in the car and go, her family said, she loved to help those in need.
She was predeceased by sisters, Doris Vaughn and Geneva Yeomans; brothers, Carl and Gene Withrow; and a nephew, James Vaughn.
Survivors include six nieces, Carole Wild of Tifton, Terry Roberts of Jesup, Laura Harrell of Townsend, Jodi Todd of Brunswick, Debbie Oliver of Rome and Jennie Highland of Peachtree City; three nephews, Brad Yeomans of Jesup, John Withrow of Sylvania and Wade Withrow of Clermont; and several great-nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held today (Saturday) at 1 p.m. at Ludowici United Methodist Church with Pastor Jim Burgess officiating.
The family will receive friends at the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ludowici United Methodist Church, 34 S. Main Street, Ludowici, GA 31316.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
 
Vivian Genell Padgett Morgan
Jesup—Vivian Genell Padgett Morgan, 75, of Jesup died June 17, 2017, in Alpine, Utah.
She was born in Doctortown to Andrew Jackson Padgett and Daisy Eudell Dukes Padgett on Aug. 20, 1941. She graduated from Jesup High School in 1959 and worked several years as a parapro with Cedarwood and as a custodian for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for 13 years.
She had been a faithful church member, taught Sunday School, was a great scriptorian and enjoyed sharing her testimony of the gospel and her love for her Savior, Jesus Christ.
Other passions were family history, reading the scriptures, working in her flower garden, shopping and serving others.
She was predeceased by her husband, John Henry “Johnny,” Morgan Jr.; parents; a sister, Marjorie “Margie” Austella Lewis; a brother, John David “J.D.” Padgett; and grandson, Jacob Lehi Morgan.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Ann and David Jones of Arvada, Colorado, and Joan and Stan Dalton of Colorado Springs, Colorado; two sons and daughters-in-law, Allan and Karla Morgan of Eagle Mountain, Utah, and Jack and Ele Morgan of American Fork, Utah; a brother, Howard Padgett of Jesup; grandchildren, Raevyn and James Stevenson of American Fork, Utah, Jared and Haevyn Morgan of Eagle Mountain, Utah, Carter, Drake, Riley and Taylor Morgan of American Fork, Utah, Jake and Parks Jones of Arvada, and Stanley and Gracie Dalton of Colorado Springs; a great-granddaughter, Saylor Stevenson of American Fork, Utah; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Elder Wayne Broadhead and Elder Eddie Folker officiating. Interment will be in George Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were sons and grandsons, Jack, Carter, Drake Morgan, Stan, Stanley Dalton, David, Jake and Parks Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Allan Morgan, Jared Morgan and James Stevenson.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the General Missionary Fund at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, C/O Elder Wayne Broadhead, 417 S. Mahogany Street, Jesup, GA 31546.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
 
Glenda Mixon Cameron
Jesup—Glenda Mixon Cameron, 74, of Jesup died June 22, 2017, after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church. The former switchboard operator for Southern Bell Telephone Company and Wayne Memorial Hospital enjoyed watching Christian television, jewelry crafting and spending time outdoors.
She was predeceased by her parents, Gene and Mildred Mixon, and a sister, Bobbie Laney.
Survivors include a husband of 23 years, David Cameron of Jesup; a daughter, Melony Bobo Osterhoudt of Jesup; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Amy Bobo of Jesup; four grandsons, Nicholas and Noah Osterhoudt and Cody and Ryan Bobo, all of Jesup; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Carson and Jessa Mixon of Hortense and Darwin Mixon of Jesup; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services were held June 23 at Flint Branch Cemetery with the Rev. Deven Mixon officiating.
The family received friends at the cemetery.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
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Vera Mae Murray Carter
Windmere, Fla.—Vera Mae Murray Carter, 86, of Windermere, Florida, died June 13, 2017.
The Wayne County native was born on April 1, 1931, in Jesup and excelled in school as a youth.
She was an avid gardener and environmentalist and her fierce determination and community-mindedness steered the course of her professional career.
She married Jack Carter, her husband of 44 years, in 1960, and they had three children.
She was a devoted Girl Scout leader, Red Cross First Aid and swim instructor, Cub Scout den mother, and PTA president. She served faithfully as a lifelong Sunday school teacher and served three terms as Orange County (Florida) commissioner from 1980 to 1992.
She was an advocate for the environment, the “mother” of the West Orange Trail, and a South Florida Water Management District board member, and she established the 440-acre Tibet Butler Preserve. The Vera Carter Environmental Center was named in tribute to her.
She led the fight for Orange County’s wetlands protection regulations, adopted in 1987; pushed for regulations to protect the Wekiva River; and was a West Orange Memorial Hospital board member. She served on the Orange County Planning and Zoning Commission and the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council.
She was appointed by Gov. Bob Graham to the Growth Management Advisory Committee, provided invaluable support for regulations adopted to protect the Econlockhatchee River, and consistently pushed for acquisition of parklands and increased funding for recreational services, resulting in a $25 million land acquisition program for Orange County. She led the way for the county’s open-space requirements, mandatory garbage collection and recycling, protection of lakeshore vegetation, and water-quality standards.
She loved gardening, traveling, key lime pie, playing tennis and bridge, and socializing. She was a founding member of the Bloom and Grow Garden Society. Those who knew her well would say that she was as stubborn as she was honest and hardworking and that she was a natural leader.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Gladys Murray; her husband, Jack Carter; and siblings Margie Tyre, Laverne Murray, Kenneth Murray, Bernard Murray and Nina Jones.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Jack and Audrey Carter and Mark and Nikki Carter; a daughter and son-in-law, Lynn and Russ Erickson; six grandchildren, Kristen, Katie, Jessie, Jake, Grant and Charli; four great-grandchildren, Hazel Mae, Molly, Rose and Will; her sister, Althea Yates; and her brother, Richard Murray, as well as many friends and loved ones who will cherish her memory.
Funeral services were held June 19 at First Baptist Church in Windermere with pastor Gordon Smith officiating.
Services were in care of Collison Carey Hand Funeral Home of Winter Garden, Florida.
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