7.17.19 obituaries

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Jessie Denison

Screven--Jessie W. “Jr.” Denison, 72, of Screven, died July 12, 2019, after an extended illness.

A Wayne County native, he was a member of Ritch Missionary Baptist Church. He was a retired insurance agent and had the opportunity to satisfy his sports-enthusiast appetite as a former Georgia high school official with the South Georgia Umpires Association. His civic duties included former Screven mayor pro tem and City Council member. He was also the Screven recreation director for more than 20 years.

He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara Ann Thornton Denison; parents, Jessie Sr. and Lizzy Denson; and two brothers, Willie and Cecil Denison.

Survivors are a daughter, Michelle (Pete) Eason of Waycross; two granddaughters and three great-grandchildren, Brittany Stallings Mercer and her children, Brayden, Mason and Kennedy, and Amy Renee Riendeau; a grandson, Brantley Thornton; a sister, Joan (Jerry) Overstreet; a sister-in-law, Mary Denison; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were July 15, 2019, at Ritch Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Mitch R. Hall and the Rev. Matt Denison officiating. Interment followed in Ritch Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Reece Turner, Roy Colvin, Phil Tremelling, Eddie Watts, Eddie “Skip” O’Hara and Scott Teston. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Screven Class of 1965 and Screven School classmates.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements.


Jannell Dover

Jesup--Jannell Garrett Dover, 71, of Jesup died July 13, 2019.

A Lowndes County native, she had lived in Wayne County most of her life and was a member of Crossroads Church of God. She was retired from Jesup Office Products and was a former employee of Sybil’s Restaurant and The Press-Sentinel. She enjoyed cross stitching and being “Nana” to her children. She was the widow of Clevie Dover.

Survivors are a daughter, Marilyn (Lonnie) Beasley of Jesup; a granddaughter, Ashley (Justin) O’Quinn of Odum; a grandson, Guyvie (Ciera) Beasley of Jesup; four great-grandchildren, Heath, Harper Kate, Rileigh and Peyton O’Quinn, all of Odum; a sister, Ann (Edsel) Lee of Sylvania; a brother, Danny Johnson of Jesup; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were July 16, 2019, at Crossroads Church of God with the Rev. Hulet Smith and the Rev. Guyvie Beasley officiating. Interment was in the Memorial Baptist Church Cemetery on Highway 301 South. Active pallbearers were Glenn Jackson, Larry Reddish, Matt Denison, David Hammons, Elliott Lee, David Thrift, Chuck O’Quinn and Charlie Hinson III.  Honorary pallbearers were the Primetimers from Crossroads Church of God, Thelma Jackson, Kaley Lane and Marlene Oliver.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of the arrangements.




Kelvin Tims

Jesup--Kelvin Tims, 63, Of Jesup died July 9, 2019, at his home.

He was born March 15, 1956, to Mary Ellen Tims in Chicago, Illinois. He was educated in Martin Luther King Jr. High School in Chicago. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he spent 12 years. He later retired from the Federal Correctional Institution, where he worked as a lieutenant. He was a well-respected man among his family, friends and co-workers and, according to his family, “never met a stranger and would do anything to help anyone.”

He was preceded in death by his wife, Clera Mae Martin-Tims, and a sister, Theora Tims.

He is survived by his loving mother; a loving daughter, Kelly Tims Brooks (Ronald) of Barksdale Air Force Base in Louisiana; two grandchildren, Nehemiah and Naomi Brooks of Barksdale Air Force Base; two brothers, Alan (Elizabeth) Tims and Kurt Tims, both of Chicago; two sisters, Geraldine Watts and Vanessa Tims, both of Chicago; his loving godmother, Luberta Orr of Jesup; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will miss him dearly.

Funeral services will be July 18, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Bennett Union Missionary Baptist Church in Jesup. Interment with military rites will follow in Sunset Oaks Memorial Gardens in Jesup.

There will not be a wake/visitation. The remains will lie in repose an hour prior to services.

Royal Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.




Albert James Lane Sr.

Brunswick--The Rev. Albert James Lane Sr., 91, of Brunswick, died July 13, 2019.

Born Sept. 23, 1927, in Jesup, he served in the U.S. Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. In addition, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in Alaska. He was a boiler maker at Babcock & Wilcox for 29 years. He also pastored several local churches for more than 47 years.

He was known as a beloved “daddy” to four children and “papa” to 12 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, all of whom he gave special nicknames. His family said, “He was the Rock, Prayer Warrior and Patriarch of his family. Many times it was suspected by his family that Rev. Lane had a direct line to Heaven.” He attended New Life Sanctuary.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George W. Lane and Delora Arnett Lane Epperson; brothers, Alton Lane, George W. Lane Jr. and Eddie A. Lane; and sisters, Addie Lee Geiger, Bernice Drawdy, Dora Lane, Margaret Smith, Myrtis Hall and Susie Lane.

He is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Flora Braddy Lane; children, Kathy Lane Rinehart (Michael), Albert James Lane Jr. (Glenda), Debra Lane Minix (Don) and Bruce Anthony Lane (Regina); grandchildren, Stacie Evans Williams (Troy), William Evans (Kristi), James S. Lane, B.J. Lane, Matthew Lane (Bailey), Jennifer Minix Gorbutt (Jonathan), Melody Lane Walsh (Jordan) Brian Thomas Minix (Kristin), Kelsey Lane, Kayla Lane Smyth (Alex), Joshua Lane and Dawson Lane; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ureta Miller and Janelle O’Neal; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was July 16, 2019, at 11 a.m. at New Life Sanctuary in Brunswick with pastor Dana Swain officiating. Interment followed at Palmetto Cemetery in Brunswick.

Active pallbearers were William Evans, James S. Lane, Brian Minix, Joshua Lane, Dawson Lane, Matthew Lane Troy Williams, Jonathan Gorbutt and Jordan Walsh.

Honorary pallbearers were Dr. David Heine, Donna McDaniel, Glen Lewis, Rachel Swain, Louis Davis, Elba Davis, Sid Gonzales, Sandy Gonzales, Michael Gonzales, Candy Gonzales, Danny Wright, Holly Wright Diamond, Daniel Wright, Olan Chancey, Betty Chancey, Donna Dowling, Tommie Powers, First Light Caregivers and Hospice of the Golden Isles.

Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick was in charge of arrangements.


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