7.13.16 obituaries

Rinehart & Sons
 
Bobby G. Townsend
Jesup—Bobby G. Townsend, 74, of Jesup died July 9, 2016, in St. Joseph’s Hospital after a short illness.
The Wayne County native was a member of Jesup First Baptist Church. He was a retired 36-year employee with the Georgia Department of Transportation, a former employee with R.B. Baker Construction and a Jesup city commissioner serving in his fourth term in office.
He was best known as “Coach Townsend” in the Wayne County Recreation Department’s baseball program, mentoring many adults and children, always encouraging children to be participants in their love of sports. He was an avid collector of antiques and bottles.
He was predeceased by his parents, Norman and Lavonia Driggers Townsend; an infant daughter; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Babe and Nell Davis.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Ellen Davis Townsend of Jesup; three sons and two daughters-in-law, Robert and Laurie Townsend of 
Fayetteville and Stan Townsend and Mark and Mandy Townsend of Odum; grandchildren, Davis, Maci, Bo, Laney, Ford, Chase, Ellie, Ray and Gracie Townsend; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Linda Townsend of Augusta and Rodney and Anne Townsend of Waycross; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral service were held July 12 at Jesup First Baptist Church with Pastor Mike VonMoss, the Rev. David Bohannon and Mike Conner officiating. Interment was in Odum City Cemetery. Active pallbearers were family. Honorary pallbearers were fellow employees of DOT and members of Jesup City Commission.
Memorial donations may be made to Jesup First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1115, Jesup, GA 31598.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com. 
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Mary Dehoff Holland
Odum—Mary Dehoff Holland, 71, of Odum died July 9, 2016, at her residence after an extended illness.
The Dayton, Ohio, native had lived in Wayne County the past 40 years and was a homemaker.
She was predeceased by her husband, David K. Holland, and a grandson, Sammy Holland Jr.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Gary Murray of Odum; three sons and a daughter-in-law, David and Kathy Holland of Winchester, Ky., Sam Holland of Odum and William Holland of Odum; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held July 12 at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements.
 
Leroy Robert Jones
Screven—Leroy Robert Jones, 74, of Screven died July 10, 2016, in St. Joseph’s Hospital after an extended illness.
The Charleston, W.Va., native had lived in Wayne County the past 15 years and was a member of Screven First Baptist Church and the W.T. Hunter Sunday School Class.  He was a former employee of McDaniel Vending Company.
Survivors include several children and siblings, including a sister, Virginia Johnson of Screven.
Private memorial services will be held by the family.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons
.com. 
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
 
Howard-Jones
 
Ruby Lou Oglesby
Hortense—Ruby Lou Oglesby, 83, died July 9, 2016, at Pierce County Nursing Home after an extended illness under the care of Satilla Hospice.
She was born on Feb. 5, 1933, in Fargo to the late William Benjamin and Rosa Bennett Bryan. She was a homemaker and mother for most of her life and had also worked several different places throughout the years.  In her spare time, she enjoyed bowling, creating ceramic pieces of art and tending to animals, which she dearly loved.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Billy E. Oglesby; her brothers, Dempsey Bryan and Gene Tuney Bryan; and her grandson, Aaron Moses Oglesby.
Survivors include her two sons and daughters-in-law, Billy Dale and Ocie Oglesby of Washington and Bobby Gene and Patricia Lee Oglesby of Hortense; a daughter, Catherine Lou Oglesby of Waycross; and seven grandchildren and their spouses, Stacey and Paul Peacock, Amber Oglesby, Megan Oglesby, Bradley and Carla Oglesby, Brenton and Brittney Oglesby, Kelsey and Haili Banks, and Darrin and Kayla Waters Jr.; 11 great-grandchildren; and nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
Funeral services were held July 12 at the Hortense Church of God of Prophecy with Rev. Richard Jeffers officiating.
Interment followed in Hortense Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Bradley Oglesby, Brenton Oglesby, Levi Oglesby, Kelsey Banks, Darrin Waters Jr. and B.J. Flowers.
Honorary pallbearers were staff members of Pierce County Nursing Home.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook on-line at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
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Beverly D. Coleman
Eastman—Beverly D. Coleman, 69, of Eastman and Jesup, died July 8, 2016, in Avon Park, Fla.
She was born Dec. 30, 1946, in Eastman to C.S. “Red” and Leila “Dude” Giddens Coleman. She grew up in Eastman and graduated from Dodge County High School. She was also a graduate of Armstrong Atlantic University in Savannah.
She called Jesup home for many years and raised her children there. She was an active member of First Baptist Church, Jesup.  
She was preceded in death by her parents, C.S.  and Leila G. Coleman.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William Paul and Diane Harrell III of Alpharetta; her daughters and sons-in-law, Kelly and George Hall of Avon Park, Fla., and Kim and Mike Hice of Gray; her grandchildren, Sarah Higginbotham and Mark, Coleman Hice, and Lindsey Hall; her sisters and brothers-in-law Bonnie and Bob  Proctor; Brenda and Leadford Hill; one nephew and four nieces.
Private services will be held in Eastman. Memorial contributions may be made to Georgia Baptist Children’s Home at gbchfm.org.
Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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