6.5.19 obituaries

Patrick L. “Pat” Reddish

Jesup--Patrick L. “Pat” Reddish, 63, of Jesup died May 31, 2019, at his residence.

The Wayne County native was a member, past deacon, Sunday school teacher and much-loved Christian leader with Calvary Baptist Church.

He was a 1977 graduate of the University of Georgia and continued to be an avid Bulldog supporter. His most precious time was spent with his family. He was a wood procurement manager with Newport Timber/Interstate Paper Corporation.

He was predeceased by his parents, Lester and Marjorie Watters Reddish, and his father-in-law and mother-in-law, the Rev. W.D. and Mary Johnson.

Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Melissa Johnson Reddish of Jesup; two sons, Ryan (Anna) Reddish of Atlanta and Dylan Reddish of Jesup and fiancé, Caitlyn; cousin, David (Lisa) Reddish; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jean and John Carlton, Harry and Sarah Johnson and Polly Johnson; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held June 3 at Calvary Baptist Church with Pastor Vann Dempsey officiating. Interment was in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were George Moody, Jim Franklin, David Paul, Fred Holland, Bobby Hughes, Michael Carter, Chris Carey and Bill Guthrie.  Honorary pallbearers were members of the Pat Reddish Sunday School Class of Calvary Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 9, Jesup, GA 31598.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Robert Yoder

Jesup--Robert Yoder, 70, of Jesup died June 1, 2019, at his home under the care of Georgia Hospice Care.

He was a member and part of the pastoral team in the Lake Grace Mennonite Church. He loved people and enjoyed making connections with them. He was an amazing storyteller, according to his family.  His gift of mercy and grace was shown many times as he always rooted for the “underdog,” his family said.

As a dairy farmer, he would share his bounty at the Wayne County Farmer’s Market, but he was better known at the Jesup Car Wash.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Rebekah Yoder; parents, Rufus and Mary Yoder; and a sister, Bertha Yoder Brenneman.

Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Mary Lois (Kauffman) Yoder of Jesup; four daughters and four sons, Sonya (Marcus) Miller of Jesup, Rod (Jena) Yoder of Jesup, Mary Jo (Wendell) Huyard of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Ben (Clarita) Yoder of Lancaster, Chris (Ali) Yoder of Lancaster, Bethany (Chad) Nissley of Lancaster, Laurie Yoder of Loveland, Colorado, and Nathan Yoder of Jesup; 22 grandchildren; seven brothers; three sisters; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held June 4 at Unity Church of God with Melvin Yoder officiating. Interment was in Lake Grace Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Active pallbearers were Rod Yoder, Ben Yoder, Chris Yoder, Nathan Yoder, Wendell Huyard, Chad Nissley, Marcus Miller and Tony Yoder. Honorary pallbearers were the staff of Georgia Hospice Care.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Lois Chauncey Thornton

Jesup--Lois Chauncey Thornton, 99, of Jesup, died June 1, 2019, in Cotton Grove Home Care under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.

The Homerville native and longtime resident of Wayne County was an active member of First Baptist Church and fulfilled many leadership responsibilities of the church. Beginning in 1942, she served as superintendent of Women’s Missionary Union for Piedmont Association. In 1999 she received the Georgia Sunday School Teacher of the Year Award, and in 2014, after 80 years of teaching Sunday school, she retired only because of poor eyesight.

After graduating as valedictorian at Kingsland Senior High School, she attended Tift College. She earned her bachelor’s degree in teaching from Georgia Teachers College (Georgia Southern University) and later received her master’s degree in education from University of Georgia.

She taught in many of the Wayne County Schools and in 1957 was recognized as Teacher of the Year. From 1965 to 1977, she served as Wayne County’s curriculum director. She then retired from teaching and was awarded the Wayne County Retired Teacher of the Year Award in 2002.

After retiring, she enjoyed a trip to the Holy Land and expounded on her Christian leadership works.

She was predeceased by her husband of 55 years, Clester and Elwood “Tet” Thornton, parents, John and Harriet Chauncey.

Survivors include several nieces, nephews and cousins of whom she was very fond and to whom she was grateful for their care.

A celebration of life services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at her much loved church, Jesup First Baptist, with Dr. Felix Haynes officiating. Interment will follow in Jesup City Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be James McCoy, Matt McCoy, Tom McCoy, Stephen Sauls, Mark Sauls, Jake Sauls, Yates Chauncey and Sean Appel. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Senior Adult Sunday School Class of Jesup First Baptist and members of the Wayne County Retired Teachers Association.

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

Memorial donations may be made to Jesup First Baptist Capital Campaign Fund, P.O. Box 1115, Jesup, GA 31598.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Charles Lamar “Bubba” Tyre

Jesup--Charles Lamar “Bubba” Tyre, 65, of Jesup died May 31, 2019, after an extended illness.

The Wayne County native was a member of Spring Grove Freewill Baptist Church and was a retired custodian with the Wayne County school system after 45 years of dedicated service.

He was predeceased by his parents, Jack Tyre and Carrie Palmer; two brothers, Dean and Riley Tyre; and two sisters, Jackie Lollies and Deborah Tyre.

Survivors include a sister, Beth Brooks of Jesup; two brothers, Tommy Tyre of Jacksonville, Florida, and James Everett Tyre of Louisville, Kentucky; several nieces and nephews; and a caregiver, Carrie Roberson of Ludowici.

Funeral services were held at Spring Grove Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Brantley officiating. Interment was in the Spring Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers were his family. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Adult Sunday School Class of Spring Grove Freewill Baptist Church and fellow employees with the Wayne County school system.

Memorials may be made to the Spring Grove Freewill Baptist Church, P.O. Box 205, Jesup, GA 31598.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Edward C. “Ed” Williams

Jesup—Edward C. “Ed” Williams, 64, of Jesup, died June 2, 2019.

The Blackshear native lived in Wayne County all of his life. He was a retired 30-year employee with Hendrix Hauling and a U.S. Army veteran.

He enjoyed fishing and drag racing.

He was predeceased by his son, Ed C. Williams Jr.

Survivors include his daughters, Mary Alice Marsh of Glennville, Kimberly Meyer and Angel Seacrist of Jesup; sons, Hank Williams of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and Thomas John “T.J.” Williams of Jesup; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held Friday (June 7) at 11 a.m. at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Tiffany Smith speaking. Interment will be in Spring Grove Cemetery along with American Legion Post No. 311 presenting the American flag.

Active pallbearers will be Robert and Eddie Hendrix, Charles Cannon, Daniel Tippins, Larry Leggett and Rusty Barnes. Honorary pallbearers will be employees of Hendrix Hauling.

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

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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