6.29.19 obituaries


Michael Jeneral Swindell

Ludowici--Michael Jeneral Swindell, 67, died June 26, 2019, at his home under the care of his family and Hospice of South Georgia.

Born in Long County, he had lived there all of his life. He retired from CSX Railroad as a signal maintainer after 42 years of service. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing and was known as one of the best at frying fish.

He was a member of Ludowici First Baptist Church and the Roy Smith Sunday school class.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Allyne Akins Swindell, and brothers, Ronnie Swindell, Sr. and Larry Swindell.

Survivors include his wife, Ruthann Swindell of Ludowici; daughters and sons-in-law, Tammy and Robert Pitts and Elizabeth and Jonathan Brooker of Jesup; son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Renee Fox of Ludowici; brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Wanda Swindell of Ludowici; six grandchildren, Robby (Kristal), Jody, Aaron (Christian), Tanner, Logan, and Jeneral Reid; four great-grandchildren, Emma, Aiden, Brantley, and Parker; sisters-in-law, Linda Manning and Nellie Horne; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 3 p.m. at First Baptist Ludowici with the Rev. Eric Rentz, the Rev. Andy Pusser and Phil Swindell officiating.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

Burial will be in Rye Patch Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Robby, Jody and Aaron Pitts, Tanner Fox, Logan Brooker, Philip, Andrew, Zachary, Guy and Shane Swindell.

Honorary pallbearers will be railroad friends and co-workers.

Remembrances are suggested to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545, or donations of canned foods in Michael’s memory to the Community Food Pantry.

Family and friends may sign the online register at www.howardfuneralga.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of Howard Funeral Home of Ludowici.



Melba Quick McManus

Jesup--Melba Quick McManus, 89, of Jesup died June 25, 2019.

The Waynesboro native had lived in Wayne County most of her adult life and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the Faithful Friends Sunday School Class. For the past few years while living with her family in Glynn County, she attended Pine Ridge Baptist Church and was a part of the Doers of the Word Sunday School Class.

She was a homemaker and affectionately known as “Mamma” to her great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Brantley C. McManus Sr.

Survivors include her daughter, Elaine (Barry) Thompson of Brunswick; two sons, Brantley C. McManus Jr. of Jesup and Mark McManus of Ludowici; four grandsons, Doug Tillman and Kevin, Brandon and Casey McManus; a granddaughter, Telenia (Chad) Brooks; and five great-grandchildren, Victor, Lily, Carlyn, Cassie and Cason.

Funeral services were held June 28 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Vann Dempsey and the Rev. Jerry Johns officiating. Interment followed in the Jesup City Cemetery. Active pallbearers were her family.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Patricia Reddish Latham

Decatur, Alabama—Patricia Reddish Latham, 80, of Decatur died June 18, 2019, after a short illness.

She was born in Jesup Dec. 27, 1938 and raised here. She was a member of Beltline Church of Christ in Decatur. After graduating as valedictorian of Jesup High School, she went on to receive her nursing degree at Georgia Baptist in Atlanta. She served many years as director of nursing in several hospitals, later in management positions. After retiring, she moved to Decatur to spend her retirement years. She loved coming back home to spend time with her family and enjoying her daughter.

She was predeceased by her parents, Howard and Icie Reddish, and her daughter, Randa Latham.

Survivors include her daughter, Leslie Allison; grandchildren, Katherine (Matt) Taylor and Michael Allison; brothers, Larry (June) Reddish, Ken (Sharon) Reddish; and a host of many special nieces and nephews.

Memorial services were held at Beltline Church of Christ on June 20, 2019.


David “Dee” R. Holland

Jesup--David “Dee” R. Holland, 82, of Jesup died June 27, 2019.

The Daisy native had lived in Wayne County most of his adult life. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired truck driver.

Survivors include a daughter, Elizabeth Anne Holland of Blackshear; a son, Kenny (Toni) Holland of Jesup; four sisters, Rose Martin, Janice Jones, Mary Ann Walker and Catherine Sheffield; and two brothers, Tommy and Bill Holland.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. today (Saturday) at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home.

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


Martha Ann London

Cleveland—Martha Ann London, 86, of Cleveland died June 25, 2019.

Funeral services were held June 28 at the Chapel of Barrett Funeral Home.


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