7.29.17 obituaries

Rinehart & Sons
 
James “Earl” Jones
Jesup—James “Earl‚” Jones, 82, of Jesup and Ocilla died July 23, 2017, after an extended illness.
The Alma native lived in Wayne County most of his life. He was a Jesup High School graduate and a 30-year retired Rayonier employee. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, shooting pool and playing poker.
He was predeceased by his parents, Jim Jones and Esther Collins, and two brothers, Cleon M. and Joe Jones.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Richard Hartwiger of Lakeland, Florida; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Minnie Jones of Ocilla; a sister, Nell Wood of Alma; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a former wife and friend, Carolyn Bailey of Polk City, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery on Highway 169 in Jesup with the Rev. Stanley Todd officiating. Active pallbearers will be family.
Family will receive friends at the cemetery.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Angela Careccia
Jesup—Angela Careccia, 43, of Jesup died July 26, 2017.
The Virginia native had lived in Wayne County the past 11 years. She loved her grandchildren and spent most of her time adoring them.
Survivors are her loving husband, John Careccia of Jesup; a daughter, Heather Blankenship of Jesup; two sons, Corey and Matthew Blankenship, both of Weaverville, North Carolina; two grandchildren, Zowie and Bentley Blankenship; loving parents, Tommy and Trish Bradley of Mars Hill, North Carolina; a sister, Amanda Bradley of Elizabethton, Tennessee; a brother, Billy Bradley of Mars Hill; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family members and friends.
Private memorial services will be held by the family.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
 
Royal
 
Willie Mae Wilson Hunter
Jesup—Willie Mae Wilson Hunter, 92, died July 20, 2017, at her residence surrounded by her loving and devoted family.
She was born Nov. 15, 1924, to the late Edith Izetta Wilson Parker. She was a native of Odum and was educated in the public schools of Wayne County.
She was a faithful and dedicated lifelong member of New Hope Freewill Baptist Church, where she served on the usher board, the mother board, the sick and shut-in committee and the missionary board and also as the Sunday School treasurer.
She worked for the public school system and at Waynline for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed shopping, traveling and spending time with family. She mostly enjoyed fishing and going to church.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Robert Hunter Sr.; her brother, James Edward Wilson; and a son, Samuel Hunter.
She is survived by her loving and devoted children, Dorothy Hunter of Cairo, Richard and Phyllis Hunter of Palatka, Florida, Rosa and Bill Hutchinson of Jesup, Lily and Henry Baker of
Hinesville, Robbie Hunter of East Point, Edith Hunter of East Point, Robert and Iris Hunter Jr. of Montgomery, Alabama, and Arnos and Annette Hunter of Hinesville; 15 grandchildren and their spouses, Rachel Williams, Betsy and Mallen Pope, Richard Hunter, Tiffeny Hunter, Terence Hutchinson, Louis and Diana Evans, Genese and Michael Lane, Traveika Hunter, Jairam and Jemeka Queen, Kristie Hunter, Chandra and Richard Collier, Kimberly and Antonio Carter, Kara and Maurice Heard, Leon Hunter, Bobbie Hunter, and Chris Hunter; a host of great-grandchildren, cousins, other relatives and friends; a special sister-in-law, Evelyn Wilson of Boston, Massachusetts; her niece and spouse, Shirley and Norbit Downie of Edison, New Jersey; nephews, Alvin and Ruth Formey and Anthony Wilson; a special cousin, Ethel Mae Wilson; and special friends Hazel Green, Reva Pasley and Godson Cesare Felder.
Visitation will be Friday at New Hope Freewill Baptist Church from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A celebration-of-life service will be Saturday at Bennett Union Baptist Church at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, visit www.diabetes.org and make a donation to American Diabetes Association in memory of Willie Mae Hunter.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
 
Howard--Ludowici
 
Darvin Edward Taylor
Ludowici—Darvin Edward Taylor, 73, died July 24, 2017.
He was born in Pierce County and had lived most of his life in Wayne and Long counties. He was retired from ITT Rayonier in Jesup as a shift supervisor with 39 years of service.
A U.S. Navy veteran, he was a member of The Enforcers Motorcycle Club and “a devoted, God-fearing family man,” according to family members. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Jesup.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Stanton and Lois Taylor.
Survivors include his daughter and son-in-law Leah and Robert Hughes of Ludowici; a stepdaughter, Elizabeth Smith of Jesup; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Evelyn Chapman and Barbara and Eddie Dasher of Ludowici; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held July 27 at the Howard Funeral Home in Ludowici with the Rev. Vann Dempsey officiating. Burial was in the Georgia Veteran’s Cemetery in Glennville.
Active pallbearers were Jim Chapman, Russ Mitcham, Lee Mitcham, Jose Fuentes, Ryan Herndon and Zach Thorn. Honorary pallbearers were members of The Enforcers Club.
Family and friends may sign the online register at www.howardfuneral-ga.com.
Howard Funeral Home of Ludowici was in charge of arrangements.
 
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