7.15.17 Obituaries

Allen Lee Boone
Gardi—Allen Lee Boone, 59, of Gardi died July 10, 2017, at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
The Wayne County native was born on Oct. 2, 1957, and was educated in the schools of Wayne County.
An employee of Paul Thrift Construction Company and Satilla Cotton Gin, he shared 35 years of his life with his loving wife, Carolyn Dianne Boone, and was her devoted husband for 11 of those years.
His fondest times were spent with his wife and grandchildren, and he loved fishing.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rufus Boone; four brothers, Rufus Dickens, Gregory Fuller, Lorene Smith and John Wesley Boone Sr.; and a sister, Shirley Boone.
He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife, Carolyn Dianne Boone of Gardi; his mother, Lorene Wilson Wright of Gardi; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Jerry E. Weatherspoon and Michael J. and Christa Weatherspoon of Jesup; a daughter, Teneeshia L. Davis of Atlanta; a daughter that he reared from birth, Shanice N. Kearney of Jesup; four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Larry and Teresa Wright of Screven, David and Geraldine Wright Jr. of Jesup, Dewayne Wright of Orlando, Florida, and Jack Taylor of Jesup; five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Sharon Boone of Gardi, Corlis and Hugh Grant of Orlando, Florida, Delores Guyton of Jacksonville, Florida, Pamela Wright of Orlando, Florida, and Lesia and Timothy Darden Sr. of Jesup; a brother-in-law, Jimmy L. Weatherspoon of Jesup; five sisters-in-law and their husbands, Wendy and Greg Smith of Brunswick, Cynthia Ross, Joann Weatherspoon, Debra and Terry Weatherspoon and Gwynette Clemons, all of Jesup; 11 grandchildren; a great-grandchild; a special son-in-law, Gromeka L. Davis; his close friends, Larry Smith and Mike Davis; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other friends.
Remains will lie in state one hour prior to services on Saturday.
Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 3 p.m. at Smith Grove Baptist Church, 450 MLK Drive in Gardi. Interment will be in Pendarvis Cemetery.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Joe Ingram
Jesup—Joe Ingram, 82, of Jesup died July 11, 2017, at Hospice of the Golden Isles in Bruns-wick.
He was born on March 7, 1935, to Roscoe Ingram and Alma DeLoach-Ingram in Tattnall County. He was educated at Wayne County Training School and was a former employee of Hercules and a retiree of Rayonier Pulp Mill. He was a member of New Emory Chapel United Methodist Church. He loved fishing and spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roscoe Ingram and Alma Deloach Ingram; two children, Fredrick Ingram and Linda Ingram; three brothers, Robert L. Ingram, Eugene Ingram and Billy Ingram; and three sisters, Margie Bailey, Racine Lanier and Gloria Clayton.
Survivors include his loving daughter and her husband, Vanessa Ingram and Aaron Jordan of Jesup; children that he raised as his own, Juaquonna Wyatt, Anthony Bell, Joyce and Raymond Carter, and Angela Allen, all of Jesup; one granddaughter, Jah’cova Ingram of Jesup; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at New Emory Chapel United Methodist Church, located at 311 N. Hickory St., Jesup, GA 31546. Interment will be in the Odum City Cemetery.
Royal Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
Alfred S. “Al” Theus
Ludowici—Alfred S. “Al” Theus, 88, of Ludowici died July 11, 2017.
He was born and raised in Ludowici and retired from the U.S. Air Force after 20 years of service. He returned to Ludowici, where he worked for Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance Company for 25 years.
He loved his church and church family at Ludowici United Methodist Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He knew the history of Ludowici and Long County and its citizens better than most and loved sharing that knowledge. He was a husband, father, and grandfather who will be sorely missed.
He was preceded in death by his son, Charles R. “Charlie” Theus Sr.; parents, Ardis and Eula Theus; sisters, Fay, Judy, and Cheryl; and grandson, Benjamin Theus Griffin.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Sybil Clayton Theus; a son, Alfred “Fred” S. Theus Jr.; a daughter and son-in-law Yvonne Theus and Mike Griffin; grandsons, Charles Reynolds “Ren” Theus Jr. and wife, Caitlyn, Sam Griffin and Kendall Charles Theus; great-granddaughters, Daegan and Charlee Theus; a sister and brother-in-law, Pamela Theus and John Jordan; a niece and her husband, Dawn and Tim Smith; and a multitude of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held July 14 at the Ludowici United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the Baggs Cemetery.
Family and friends may sign the online register at www.howardfuneralga
Howard Funeral Home of Ludowici was in charge of arrangements.
Rinehart & Sons
Hubert Lee Howard
Jesup—Hubert Lee Howard, 52, of Jesup died July 11, 2017, in Memorial Medical Center after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native was a former hotel accountant and enjoyed fishing, reading and playing computer games.
He was predeceased by his parents, William “Bill” and Arzena Mobley Howard, and a sister, Rhonda Howard.
Survivors include four nieces and their husbands, Katherine and Michael Niven of Jesup, Staci and Chris Ainsworth of Savannah, and Kelly Hilliard and Bonnie Strickland, both of Brunswick; great-nieces, McKenzie White and Millie Ainsworth; and great-nephews, Hunter Anderson, Bentlee Niven and Matt Ainsworth.
Memorial services were held July 14 at Jesup Church of God with Youth Pastor Danny Schluckabier officiating.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of services.
Donald Neal Edenfield
Jesup—Donald Neal Edenfield, 56, of Jesup died July 9, 2017.
The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, native and former resident of Tennessee had lived in Ludowici the past 18 months and was a logger and diesel mechanic.
He was predeceased by his parents, Cecil and Grace Edenfield.
Survivors include three daughters, Amy Edenfield, Crystal Jones and Amber Britton, all of Dresden, Tennessee; two sisters, Teresa Clark and Judy Bradley, both of Water Valley, Kentucky; two brothers, Hal Edenfield of Texas and Timmy Edenfield of Paris, Tennessee; 10 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Private services are being held by the family.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge.
Thomas Earl Wiggins
Jesup—Thomas Earl Wiggins, 80, of Jesup died July 14, 2017, after an extended illness.
A Wayne County native, he was born Jan. 11, 1937, along the Altamaha River. He was a lover of the sea who learned to sail and served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard, stationed on lighthouses down in the Keys. He was the owner of City Transmission in Gainesville, Florida, for more than 20 years. He was predeceased by his wife, Loie June Dawson Wiggins; a sister, Lorene Grant; and a brother, the Rev. Wayne Wiggins.
Survivors are a daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Clark Pettit of Okeechobee, Florida; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Thomas and Toni Cruz-Wiggins of Homestead, Florida, and Christopher Wiggins of Copiague, New York; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty and Jim Hodges and Avis and Ronnie Lewis, all of Jesup; three brothers and a sister-in-law, Ed Wiggins, Donald Wiggins, and Roy and Marie Wiggins, all of Jesup; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. July 17 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with Thomas Cruz-Wiggins officiating. Interment will be in the Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery with the American Legion Post 311’s presentation of the U.S. flag. Active pallbearers will be his family.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
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