7.12.17 Obituaries

Howard-Jones
 
Joycelyn McKie Peavy
Jesup—Joycelyn McKie Peavy, 82, died July 9, 2017, at Mossy Oak Assisted Living under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
A native of Wilcox County and former resident of Pineview, she had resided in Jesup for the past 10 years and was a homemaker. She was born March 15, 1935, to the late Thelma and Marvin McKie and was the oldest of four children.
She was an active member of Jesup First Baptist Church, where she attended the Deborah-Esther Sunday School Class, participated in vacation Bible school and special ministries, and helped prepare children’s choir snacks regularly. She believed in staying busy and lived an active lifestyle.
She was part of the walking club at Calvary Baptist Church and loved cooking and caring for her family. She was famous for her fruit- cakes and adored her grandchildren, who were the “apple of her eye,” according to her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Royce B. Peavy; her son, Glenn R. Peavy; and her infant sister, Roselyn McKie.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Sheila Peavy and Lee Meredith of Abbeville and Sarah Peavy and Sid Allen of Jesup; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Randall and Toni McKie of Boynton Beach, Florida, and Kenneth and Marty McKie of Rochelle; grandchildren, Meagan and Jess Gentry of Bonifay, Florida, and Zach Allen and Sydney Allen of Jesup; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church of Jesup with the Rev. Earl Barron officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church.
Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Deborah-Esther Sunday School Class.
Interment will be at 4 p.m. in Morningside Cemetery, Rochelle.
Remembrances may be made to First Baptist Church Capital Campaign Fund, P.O. Box 1115, Jesup 31598 or charity of the donor’s choice.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Rinehart & Sons
 
June Manley
Jesup—June Manley, 87, of Jesup died July 8, 2017, in Harborview Nursing Home after an extended illness.
The Moultrie native was a majorette and graduate of Moultrie High School and then attended Georgia State Women’s College. She was a member of Jesup First Baptist Church, the Berean-Dorcas Sunday School Class, Daughters of the American Revolution, United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Pine Forest Ladies Golf Association and the Marietta Grasshoppers Golf Club.
She enjoyed playing bridge, golf, water skiing, reading and traveling.
She was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Leon Manley; a son, Lee Manley; parents, W.O. and Jennie Veasey Aldridge; and a sister, Miriam Aldridge Forest.
Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Karen Manley of Anderson, South Carolina; two daughters and sons-in law, Micki and Steve Holley of Lawrenceville and Jackie and Randy Parks of Jesup; nine grandchildren, Joshua Holley, Benjamin Holley, Rebecca Spivey, Chris Manley, Rhea Tomczyk, Ashley Reed, Jessica Ravanel, Kadie Branch and Kim Shore; 14 great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Rowe of Moultrie; and a host of friends.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with Dr. Felix Haynes officiating. Private interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be her grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be the staffs of Mossy Oak and Harborview Nursing Homes.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Jesup First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1115, Jesup, GA 31598.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
 
Royal
 
Maybell Jones
Odum—Maybell Jones, 67, of Odum, died July 7, 2017, at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup.
She was born April 17, 1950, to the late Joseph Jones Sr. and Lucy Ray-Jones in Odum. In her free time she enjoyed fishing and never caught a bass that she let go. Other than fishing, she found joy in spending time with her family and loved ones. Although she never had any biological children, she raised several children whom she treated like her birth children. Those who knew her as a mother were Effie, Keisha, Quanna, Pecola, Lisa, Shanequa and Eddie. She instilled in them all the values that any mother who wanted the best for her children would, according to her family.
She is survived by two sisters, Elizabeth Jones of Odum and Shirley Ingram of Jesup; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Joseph and Tangela Jones of Tampa, Florida, David Lee Jones of Jesup, and Herbert and Carolyn Jones of Odum; her godson, Terry Moore of Odum; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A wake will be held July 13 at Royal Funeral Home Chapel from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be July 14 at 11 a.m. at Odum Grove Baptist Church in Odum. Interment will be in Odum City Cemetery.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Baby Cedric Leonard Kelly Jr.
Jesup—Baby Cedric Leonard Kelly Jr. died July 5, 2017.
He was born Sept. 26, 2016, to Cedric Leonard Kelly Sr. and Otisiana Doomes in Jesup. For nine months he was deeply loved and cherished, and he will always be remembered by his loving parents, according to his family, who said that he has joined his grandfather, the late Bishop Ernest Kelly, in heaven.
He is survived by his parents; his sister, Aubrey Doomes of Jesup; his grandparents Mollie Kelly of Midway, Kamorra Foster and Roosevelt Jones, and Otis and Virginia Doomes, all of Jesup; his great-grandparents, Alvin and Gail Foster and Ora Bell Horton, all of Jesup, and Albert and Rutha Mae Foster of Lake Wells, Florida; his godparents, Joshua Cooper and Teadra Void, both of Hinesville, and Jocelyn Foster of Jesup; one godsister, Layla Adams of Hinesville; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
A viewing was held July 9. Funeral services were July 10 at St. James Sports Center in Midway.
Royal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Howard-Ludowici
 
Walter “Tony” Edge
Jesup—Walter “Tony” Edge, 52, died July 10, 2017, at his residence under the care of his family and Heartland Hospice.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Wayne County and the owner/operator of Edge Trucking of Jesup. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed fishing and boat riding on the Altamaha River.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Velma Edge, and brother-in-law, Carl Hillyard.
Survivors are his daughter and son-in-law, Kristin and Jerald Grantham of Jesup; son, Walt Edge, and his companion, Rikki Sellers, of Jesup; father, Eddie Edge of Jesup; sisters, June Hillyard and Stacey Britton, both of Jesup; five grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.
Funeral services will be today (Wednesday) at 2 p.m. at Howard Funeral Home with David Simmons and Leonard Poole officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to services. Burial will follow in Pinecrest Cemetery in Jesup.
Active pallbearers will be Bryan Hillyard, Timmy Hillyard, Chris Needham, Kevin Needham, Bo Dunham and Tommy Miller.
Family and friends may sign the online register at www.howardfuneralga.com.
Howard Funeral Home of Ludowici is in charge of arrangements.
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