6.3.17 Obituaries

Rinehart & Sons
Rodney “Thad” Crummey
Jesup—Rodney “Thad” Crummey, 72, of Jesup died May 31, 2017, after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native was a retired owner and operator of Crummey Land Clearing and a U.S. Navy veteran. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
He was predeceased by his parents, Clifford and Annie Ruth Stewart Crummey, and brothers, Jesse and Otis Crummey.
Survivors include his wife of 26 years, Barbara “Bobbie” Smith Crummey of Jesup; four stepchildren and their spouses, Tammie Hodges of Jesup, Deborah and William Harrell of Jesup, Gary Stallings of Reidsville and David and Joy Stallings of Hoboken; six brothers and five sisters-in-law, Cliff and Kathy Crummey, Clayton Crummey, Don and Viki Crummey and Deaubry and Carolyn Crummey, all of Jesup, Eric and Sally Crummey of Dunwoody, and Mike and Kim Crummey of Yulee, Florida; and several step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside funeral services were held June 2 at Crummey Cemetery with the Rev. Wayne Manning officiating along with the Presentation of the U.S. flag. Active pallbearers were his family.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Peggy Meeks Hackel
Jesup—Peggy Meeks Hackel died June 1, 2017, at home under the care of Affinis Hospice.
A native of Coffee County, she was born to the late Walter and Earnestine Meeks. She spent her early years in Nicholls and was a graduate of Nicholls High School. She later attended Brewton- Parker College and received a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Georgia Southern University. She taught elementary school for 31 years in DeKalb County before she retired to Jesup in 1987.
She attended First Baptist Church of Jesup where she was a member of the Dorcas Sunday School Class and the XYZ Group. She volunteered with the Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and was a member of the Retired Teachers Association and the Altamaha Woman’s Club.
She was an avid reader and collector of books who shared her love for reading with her friends and family. She loved to travel and had traveled extensively with close family and friends all over the United States and abroad to Europe, Australia and New Zealand. She also enjoyed flowers and loved working in her garden.
In addition to her parents, her brother, Walter Drexel Meeks, and her sister, Gloria Meeks preceded her in death.
Survivors include her sister, Lina Meeks Beecher of Jesup; a niece and her husband, Candee Beecher and Nick Harris of Jesup; a great-niece and her husband, Erica Harris and Ryan Madray of Jesup; a great-nephew, Nicholas Beecher Harris, and close friend, Cecilia Corso of Jesup; and numerous cousins and extended family members.
Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Howard & Jones Funeral Home with the Rev. Stanley Todd officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
Remembrances may be made to the First Baptist Church Capital Campaign Fund, P.O. Box 1115, Jesup, GA 31598.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Out of Town
Robert Everett Swails
Blackshear—Robert Everett Swails, 46, of Blackshear died May 31, 2017.
He was born Oct.11, 1970, in Wayne County. He was an outdoorsman and loved to grill and have fun with friends and family, his family said. He was a carpenter by trade.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dewey and Waunell Lightsey.
Survivors include his mother and her husband, Carolyn and Herman Robbins of Blackshear; his father and his wife, Robert and Kim Swails of Jesup; a sister and brother-in-law, Christy and Matt Batten of Odum; and a niece, a nephew and cousins.
Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 3 p.m. at Swain Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Rodney O’Quinn officiating. A eulogy will be read by Angela Ingram.
Interment will follow in Zion Church of God Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Matt Batten, Gage Batten, Bryan Robbins and Harold Turner.
Visitation will be one hour prior to funeral service.
Swain Funeral Home of Baxley is in charge of arrangements.
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