7.30.16 obituaries

Howard-Jones
 
Robert E.  “Bobby” Tyre
Jesup—Robert E. “Bobby” Tyre, 61, passed away on July 26, 2016 at home.
A native of Wayne County, he was born on Jan. 21, 1955, in Odum. He moved around frequently with his family when he was young, eventually touring Germany, France and Austria with his military father before settling back in Wayne County.
He retired from ITT Rayonier after many years and was passionate about hunting and fishing. In his younger years he played baseball and softball, but it has been said that “Bobby would rather hunt and fish than to do just about anything else.” He was an outstanding cook as well who loved all things Chevrolet, especially Corvettes, and mostly loved spending time with his grandchildren.
His mother, Willene Daniel, preceded him in death.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Kara and Hernan Deleon of Newport Richey, Fla.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert Jace Tyre of Waynesboro and J.D. and Alisha Tyre of Jesup; his father, Charles E. Tyre Sr. of Jesup; a brother and sister-in-law, Chuck and Janet Tyre of Jesup; half-brothers and sisters, Karen Bamberg, Teresa Anderson, Jamie Sheffield and Ben Poppell, all of Jesup; grandchildren, Briana and Alexander Deleon, Ashton Jace Tyre and Karter Adabelle Tyre, and Emorii and Henlii Tyre; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
Funeral services were held July 29 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home with the Rev. Shawn Brown officiating.
Interment followed in Odum City Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Ben Poppell, Dylan Poppell, James Rowley, Jelon Mosley, Mark Elliott and Charlie Tyre. 
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
  
Joshua Dean Cowart
Jesup—Josh Cowart, 38, died July 28, 2016, at home under the care of Hospice of South Georgia after an extended illness.
Born Dec. 7, 1977, in Gwinnett County, he was a lifelong resident of Wayne County. He was educated in the Wayne County public schools and attended Wayne County High School. He was passionate about music and loved spending time with his family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father, Rickey Cowart; his brother, Shannon Poppell; his maternal grandparents, Jim and Betty Donahue; and his paternal grandparents, Harris and Jewel Cowart.
Survivors include his mother, Carol Donahue Cowart of Jesup; a sister, Kim Poppell Anderson of Jesup; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Memorial services will be held privately by the family at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Rinehart & Sons
 
Yvonne S. De Witt
Screven—Yvonne S. De Witt, 68, of Screven, died July 27, 2016, after an extended illness.
The Duval County, Fla., native lived in Screven for 14 years and was a life member of VFW Post 4583 Auxiliary. She loved genealogy and was an organized saver of many collectibles. In her younger adult years, she enjoyed hunting, fishing and water skiing.
Survivors include her husband of 43 years, Ted De Witt of Screven; a son and daughter-in-law, Michael John and Becky De Witt of Jacksonville, Fla.; grandchildren, Dillion and Ariel De Witt of Jacksonville, Fla.; sisters, Shirley Mammen of Screven and Denise Williams of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Charles Wilson Jr. of Screven; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 1 at Arlington Park Funeral Home, 6920 Lone Star Road, Jacksonville, Fla., with the Rev. Donnie Mullis officiating. Family will receive friends from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. prior to services at the funeral home. Interment will be in Arlington Park Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com. 
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements and Arlington Park Funeral Home is in charge of services in Florida.
 
Opal Teston Wynn
Odum—Opal Teston Wynn, 71, of Odum died July 27, 2016, at her residence after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native attended Piney Grove Church of God and was a retired employee with Rayonier. She enjoyed crocheting, shopping and taking care of her family.
She was predeceased by her parents, Scooter and Oletha Murphy Teston.
She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Lindsey E. Wynn of Odum; a daughter and son-in-law, Lindy and Jamie Greene of Odum; grandchildren, Carmon and Dalton Greene of Odum; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services were held July 29 at Piney Grove Church of God with the Rev. Calvin Anderson, the Rev. Jimmy Lord, and the Rev. Richard Dobson officiating. Interment was in Piney Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Robert Wynn, Terry Tillman, Heath Wynn, Johnny Wheelis, Wade Madray and Robert Greene. Honorary pallbearers were Connie Scott, Charlie Scott, Dee Tillman, Sandra and Charles Pye, Jay Fulton, Freida Aspinwall, Yvonne Riggs, and employees of Hospice of South Georgia.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com. 
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Eddie Mathis
Jesup—Albert “Eddie” Mathis, 65, of Jesup died July 27, 2016, at his residence after an extended illness. 
The Wayne County native was a member of Crossroads Church of God and former well driller and roofer.  He enjoyed deer hunting, fishing and being with his family.
He was predeceased by his parents, Albert and Miriam Harrison Mathis, and several siblings.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Reatherford Waller Mathis of Jesup; two daughters and a son-in-law, Beverly Stallings Brown and Marcia and Marlon Stein of Jesup; two sons, Genell Stallings Jr. of Savannah and Kevin Mathis of Lincoln, Neb.; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at George Cemetery with the Rev. Hulet Smith and the Rev. Maurice Floyd officiating.  Active pallbearers will be church friends.
Visitation will be held from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 
 
Effie Gray Young
Townsend—Effie Gray Young, 79, of Townsend died July 27, 2016, at her residence after an extended illness.
The native and life-long resident of McIntosh County was a member of Youngs Island Community Church of God and was a 22-year employee with the Darien Courthouse. She was a homemaker and affectionately known as the caretaker of the “smallest church in America.”
She was predeceased by her husband, Lumotis Young; daughters, Kathy Y. Thomas and Linda Darrell Young; a son, Carl Todd Young; parents, Jim and Janie Hope.
She is survived by her four sons, Ricky Young, Wendell Young Sr., Christopher Young and Patrick Young, all of Townsend, and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at Youngs Island Community Church of God with the Rev. Jody Griffin officiating. Interment will be in Youngs Island Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Billy Clark, Dustin Young, Jonathan Young, Michael Thomas, Wendell Young Jr., and Jesse Young. Honorary pallbearers will be Bruce Cauley, Jody Cauley, Kenny McIntosh, Miller  Andrews, Sam Clark, Carl Griffin, Jeff Griffin, William Willoughby and Greg Young.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandson.com. 
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Martimiano “Martin” Juarez Granillo
Screven—Martimiano “Martin” Juarez Granillo, 36, of Screven died July 27, 2016, due to an accident.
The Mexico native lived in Wayne County for the past five years and was a member of Casa De Oracion in Screven. He worked as a tree trimmer and enjoyed sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others and helping anyone in need. He loved spending time with his family and was a hard worker.
Survivors include his wife, Guadalupe “Lupe” Mendez of Screven; sons, Maximiliano and Dylan Juarez of Screven; daughters, Guadalupe and Jackeline of Indiana; and parents, Florentino Juarez and Felicitas Granillo of Mexico.
Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. today (Saturday) at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com. 
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Royal
 
Doretha West McCloud
Screven—Mother Doretha West McCloud, 85, died July 27, 2016, at the Hospice of the Golden Isles following a brief illness.
She was born July 24, 1931, to Georgia Mae Smith and Louis West Sr. in Wayne County. She was educated in the public school system at Wayne County Training School. 
She was a faithful member of Smith Grove Baptist Church in Gardi where she served as the church mother and treasurer. She was also on the usher board and a part of the choir and went wherever else she was needed, according to her family. She was also a member of the West Singers along with her sisters. 
She was preceded in death by both parents, Louis Sr. and Georgia Mae West; her husband, Charlie B. McCloud; a daughter, Betty Joyce Fields; four sisters, Hattie Smith, Mary Benton, Elsie Frazier and Lois Wilson; one brother, Albert “Pete” West; two grandchildren, LaSonya Hillman and James “J.J.” Fuller Jr.; and a son in-law, James Fuller Sr.
Survivors include four daughters and two sons-in-law, Barbara and Douglas Bell of Brunswick, Alma and L.B. Melvin of Screven, Jeanette Hall of Burlington, N.J., and Deniser Fuller of Brunswick; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Kensie and Willie Truitt of Jesup and Alfreda West of Gardi; a brother and sister-in-law, James Jr. and Lena Mae West of Screven; 10 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of  nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
There will not be a wake/visitation. Remains will lie in state one hour prior to services.
Funeral services will be held Aug. 2 at 11 a.m. at New Life Ministries, located at 512 Walker St. in Jesup.
Interment will take place in Pendarvis Cemetery in Gardi.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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