7.11.18 obituaries

Rinehart & Sons


Colvin Melton Hope

Brunswick—Colvin Melton Hope, 87, of Bruns-wick died July 9, 2018, at his residence after an extended illness.

The Wayne County native had lived in Glynn County most of his life, was a member of Glyndale Baptist Church and retired from Brunswick Pulp and Georgia Pacific. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and being in the outdoors.

He was predeceased by his wife, Kitty Walls Hope, and daughters Joyce Norton and Janet Wren.

Survivors are two daughters and sons-in-law, Brenda and Don Locklin of Brunswick, and Kathy and James Duncan of Waynesville; a son, Hugh Hope of Brunswick; a brother and sister-in-law, Kenon and Mary Hope of Tennessee; 11 grandchildren; several great- and great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at Glyndale Baptist Church with pastors Ken Creckmore  and Ben Campbell officiating. Graveside services will follow in Union Baptist Church Cemetery, 50 Akin Road, Jesup, GA 31546.

Active pallbearers will be Stevie Taylor, Wayne Taylor, Billy Brown, Price McLain, Bob Causey and Dan Endy. Honorary pallbearers will be “Fishers of Men” Sunday School Class and deacons of Glyndale Baptist Church.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. prior to services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to TWG Building Fund of Glyndale Baptist Church, 132 Butler Drive, Brunswick, GA 31523.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Dana Ashley Brown

Screven—Dana Ashley Brown, 65, of Screven, died July 8, 2018, after an extended illness.

Graveside funeral service were held July 10 at Screven City Cemetery with the Rev. Stan Todd officiating.  

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Gary Allen McNeal

Jesup—Gary Allen “Wildman” McNeal, 64, of Jesup died July 7, 2018, at his residence after an extended illness.

Graveside services were July 9 at Altamaha Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jack Lee officiating.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


George Edward Small

Odum—George Edward Small, 69, of Odum died July 8, 2018, at his residence after an extended illness.

Memorial services will be held by the family.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




Becky Mathis,

Jesup—Becky Mathis, 47, died July 8, 2018, at Hospice Satilla in Waycross.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Wayne County.

She was preceded in death by her daughter Carmen Thornton and father, Paul Mathis.

Survivors include four children, Donovan Thornton, Wyatt White, Victoria Rowe and husband, Shane, and Annie White, all of Jesup; her mother, Carolyn Mathis of Jesup; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Robert and Angie Lane of Jesup, Mike Oliver of Brunswick and Bill Mathis of Ocala, Florida; one sister, Tammy Russell of Monterey, Tennessee; and several nieces, nephews and other family members.

A private memorial service will be held by the family.

Friends and family may sign the online guest book at noblesfh.com.

Nobles Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the family of Becky Mathis.


Edo Miller & Sons


Mary Virginia Jones

Brunswick—Mary Virginia Jones, 87, of Brunswick died peacefully on July 1, 2018, with her children at her bedside.

She was born April 17, 1931, in Statesboro to the late Ernest and Louise Youngblood. She was raised in Jesup and later attended Agnes Scott College before receiving a degree in home economics from the University of Georgia in 1953.

She married fellow classmate and high school sweetheart Dr. Hurley D. Jones on Aug. 14, 1953. They raised four children as Dr. Jones began his career as a beloved cardiologist in Brunswick.

As a dedicated and accomplished lifelong learner, she earned a master’s degree in business administration from Georgia Southern University in 1975 and a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Georgia, passing the CPA examination in 1977. She went on to attend John Marshall Law School and was admitted to the state bar in 1979.

She had a distinguished career as chief trust officer at American National Bank for 14 years, one of few women to reach this level of distinction in her field during this time.

She was a proud and active resident of the Golden Isles community. She was an avid UGA football fan, a love that first began during her time in college watching Hurley play football for the Georgia Bulldogs. She was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica, where she regularly participated in Sunday school class and her treasured Prime Timers group.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Dr. Hurley D. Jones; her parents; her two sisters; and her brother.

She is survived by her four loving children and their spouses, Marsha Certain of Darien, Sherry (Richard) Barrett of Greenville, South Carolina, Elizabeth Sudduth of St. Simons Island, and Mitchell (Sherri) Jones of St. Simons Island; a brother-in-law, Moffett Kendrick; eight grandchildren and spouses, Matthew Certain, Helen (Jeff) Rentz, Elizabeth (Carl) Blount, Drew Barrett, Lauren Sudduth, Cole Sudduth, Will Jones and Henry Jones; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family expresses its deepest appreciation to Mrs. Jones’ devoted caregivers, Linda Harrington, Vivian Peterson, Lautrese Thomas, Judy Dean, and the in-home nurses and medical staff of Hospice of the Golden Isles.

Her family plans a private service to honor her life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Wesley United Methodist Church at Frederica, 6520 Frederica Road, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

Arrangements are entrusted with Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home.

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