7.20.19 Obituaries



Collice Franklin Brannen Jr.

Jesup--Collice Franklin Brannen Jr., affectionately known by his family and friends as “C.F.” died July 18, 2019, at Memorial Health University in Savannah at the age of 66, surrounded by his loving family.

A native and lifelong resident of Jesup, he was born July 26, 1952, to the late Collice Franklin Sr. and Opal Brannen. He was a graduate of the Wayne County High School class of 1972 and was a lifelong member of Jesup First Baptist Church. He was a builder by nature. His talent for creating things was evident in his professional life as he operated Brannen and Sons Construction Company for many years. In his spare time he used his talent of building for projects around the house, and he always adored spending time with his beloved family. He loved his community, his family said, and he believed in giving back through numerous organizations, including the Jesup Jaycees, Jesup Elks Lodge No. 2133 and the Wayne County Touchdown Club. 

In addition to his parents, his son, Collice Franklin Brannen III (“Trey”), and sister, Dyan Waldhour preceded him in death.

Survivors include his wife of 42 years, Wanda Brannen; son, Ashby Brannen; granddaughter, Zarria Brannen; and sisters, Colleen Ivey and Kathy Drury, all of Jesup, as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended-family members.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. July 21, 2019 at Jesup First Baptist Church with Dr. Michael VonMoss and the Rev. David Simmons officiating. Interment services will be held privately at Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery with pastor Dickie Waters officiating.

Active pallbearers will be Chris Drury, pastor Dickie Waters, Jake Waters, Jess Lastinger, Timmy Blanton and Will Thomas. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Wayne County High School class of 1972.

Friends and family may sign the online guestbook at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.

Howard & Jones Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.


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Daniel Dean Thorne

Jesup--Daniel Dean Thorne, 71, of Jesup died July 16, 2019, in the Southeast Georgia Health Systems in Brunswick.

A New Jersey native, he had lived in Wayne County the past 27 years and was a member of Altamaha Baptist Church. A retired U.S. Marine and Army veteran, he served his country in Vietnam and the Gulf War. He enjoyed playing his guitar and cooking at church and for his friends and family.

Survivors are a wife of 46 years, Marcia Thorne of Jesup; two sons, Matthew (Billie) Thorne and Philip Thorne, both of Jesup; grandchildren, Dylan, Zachary and Christian Thorne and Zane Poole; a brother, Joe (Linda) Thorne of Jasper; and two nephews, Chris and Kevin Thorne.

Memorial services were July 18, 2019, at Altamaha Baptist Church with the Rev. Jack Lee officiating. Interment was July 19, 2019, in the Georgia Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Glennville with full military honors.

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


Larry Jahn

Jesup--Larry Jahn, 89, of Jesup died July 18, 2019.

An Illinois native, he had lived in Wayne County the past 14 years and was an active member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a retired Illinois Highway Department Supervisor and a former truck driver. “His kind and loving spirit made him a godfather to all children and an ‘unofficial’ Walmart greeter,” his family said.

He was predeceased by his daughter, Donna Jo Dean, and a son, Robert Jahn.

Survivors are a wife of 67 years, Joan Jahn of Jesup; three sons, Patrick (Debbie) Jahn of Chicago, Joseph Jahn of Venice, Florida, and Lawrence Jahn of Jesup; a son-in-law, Ed Dean of Jesup; 14 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; a sister, Maryann Ellen of Chicago; a brother, Jimmy (Darlene) Jahn of Chicago; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. July 23, 2019, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church with Father Adam Kasela officiating. Interment will follow in the Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be his family and friends. Honorary pallbearers will be his fellow members of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.

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


Out of Town


Clyde Henry Shorter Jr.

Opelika, Alabama--Clyde Henry Shorter Jr. died at home surrounded by his family on July 15 at the age of 91.

He was born in Hinton, Summers County, West Virginia, to Henry Shorter Sr. and Lucy Hunter Holland. He retired in 1966 as a sergeant first class (E7) from the U.S Army after 20 years, five months and 27 days of active service. He served in the Korean War and was stationed all over the world. He worked as a mechanic for the remainder of his working career, until approximately 1980. He was an active member in his community, donating his time and resources to many. He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints, where he served as stake president in Jesup.

He is survived by two daughters, Brenda Kay Herrod-Gonzalez and Janet Lea Frederic (Cooley); five grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were July 18 at 2 p.m. at Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home in Opelika. Graveside services followed at Garden Hills Cemetery to follow.

Jeffcoat-Trant Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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