7.6.16 obituaries

Rinehart & Sons
Thomas E. “Tom” Woodcock
Jesup—Thomas E. “Tom” Woodcock, 65, of Jesup died July 3, 2016, after a short illness. 
The Pierce County native and graduate of Patterson High School had lived in Wayne County most of his adult life and was a U.S. Army veteran. He was the owner of Altamaha Overhead Doors Inc. and was currently working with Advance Door Systems.  He enjoyed his family and was known for his great sense of humor and wit but was very dedicated to helping others. He was predeceased by his father, Eldon Woodcock.
Survivors are his wife of 40 years, Brenda Manning Woodcock of Jesup; two daughters and a son-in-law, Millie Woodcock of Nahunta and Heather and Rick Howard of Jesup; a son, Cedric Woodcock of Jesup; his mother, Ruth J. Woodcock of Waverly; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Donna and Randy Sellers of Claxton, Deborah and James Sigman of Waverly, Evonne and Mike Swanson of Rockingham, N.C., and Sandra Woodcock of Waverly; six grandchildren, Chase O’Steen, Rush, Caite and Macelyn Howard, and Kayla and Cedney Woodcock; several nieces, nephews and cousins; a special aunt, Alyne Leggett of Brunswick; and a special uncle, Buddy Woodcock of Newark, Del.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) 3 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Wayne Manning officiating. Interment will be in New Home Cemetery, New Home Church Road, Patterson. Active pallbearers will be his family and friends.
Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. prior to services at the funeral home.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Sylvia J. Daniel
Odum—Sylvia J. Daniel, 84, of Odum died July 1, 2016, in St. Joseph’s Hospital after a full life.
The Jeff Davis County native lived in Wayne County the past 60 years and was a member of Odum United Methodist Church, Odum UMC Women’s Circle and the Odum Garden Club. She was a homemaker who enjoyed participating in many community activities.
She was the widow of Doug Daniel. She was predeceased by her parents, Ledley and Ruby Best Johnson, and a brother, James Allen Johnson and his wife, Ruth Johnson.
She is survived by four daughters and two sons-in-law, Diane Hinson-Brumbaugh of Jesup and Steven Brumbaugh of Biloxi, Miss., Marjorie Avra of Cumming, Bedell and Michael Mayer of Baxley, and Mary Dent Harter of Odum; two sons and daughters-in-law, Charlie and Jeanne Hinson and Jimmy and Pam Hinson, all of Jesup; 16 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; a niece, Pam Starling; and a nephew, Jim Johnson.
Funeral services were held July 3 at Odum United Methodist Church with the Rev. Patrick Brannen officiating. Interment was in the Hazlehurst City Cemetery following the service. Active pallbearers were her grandsons.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to FreeHart Men’s and Women’s Center, P.O. Box 481, Jesup, GA 31598.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Betty Jean Hires Westberry
Jesup—Betty Jean Hires Westberry, 81, of Jesup died on July 4, 2016, in Harborview Health System under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
She was born on Oct. 23, 1934. She graduated from Odum High School in 1952 and married her childhood sweetheart, Fred, on March 19, 1955. She was known as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law and aunt. She was the epitome of a God-fearing woman who loved her family and specialized in making her house a home, her family said. Her skills in the kitchen were said to be unmatched, and she was known for her delicious meals and always “making sure you were fed” when you came for a visit.
She served on the Bereavement Committee at her church, where she ministered to many hurting families. She served in her younger years as a choir member, as a director of Christmas plays and in various Ladies Ministries roles, and she was a faithful Sunday school teacher.
She was a member of Jesup Church of God and was a strong prayer warrior for those in need. Her prayers with so many at the altar were well-known and respected, and her legacy of living a Christian life will continue to live on through the many lives she touched.
She was predeceased by her daughter, Linda Kaye Westberry; parents, Leon Edward and Maggie Ree Williams Hires; a sister, Josephine Meadows; three brothers, Fred Edward Hires Sr., Ted Malcolm Hires and Leon Edward Hires  Jr.; brothers-in-law, Dr. Carter L. Meadows, Vernon Thornton and L.C. Taylor; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Willie and Othell Westberry.
Survivors include her husband of 61 years, Fred Westberry; two daughters and sons-in-law, Renee and Kenny Herrin of Jesup and the Rev. Bud and Faye Womack of Americus; grandchildren, Brendan and Danielle Herrin of Jesup, Breanne and Caleb Dawson of Tifton, and Kayla and Kelsey Womack of Americus; great-grandson, Abram Tate Herrin; sisters and brothers-in-law, Ethelene “Coonie” and Alvin Carter and Kathleen Thornton, all of Jesup, Maggieleen and Billy Wise of Pembroke, Carolyn and Joey Bauman of Jefferson, Gladys and Dr. Aaron Goldberg of Sandy Springs and Mary Thornton of Vidalia; a brother and sister-in-law, John and Terri Hires of Villa Rica; two sisters-in-law, Bernice Hires of Stone Mountain and Wanda Hires of Jacksonville, Fla.; three brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law, Wayne and Mattie Westberry, Donald and Sandra Westberry, Glenn Westberry, and Carolyn Taylor, all of Jesup; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral service will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Jesup Church of God with the Rev. Robert Daugherty Sr. and the Rev. Clayton Dowd officiating. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be her nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to Jesup Church of God Kitchen Fund, P.O. Box 185, Jesup, GA 31598 or Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com. 
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Roy Owens
Odum—Roy Owens, 76, of Odum died July 2, 2016, at his home under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
The Wayne County native was a U.S. Army veteran and served four years in the National Guard. His occupation was cattle farming, and he loved everything about farm life. He most enjoyed riding around his place, checking on the animals and just enjoying the outdoors.
He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Pauline Edwards Owens; a sister, Maxine Withrow; and a brother, Tracy Owens.
Survivors include a daughter, Melanie Tillman of Odum; sons, Mike and Kyle Owens of Odum; a granddaughter, Isabella Owens; grandsons, Corey Owens and Ryan Tillman; a great-grandson, Harrison Tillman; a sister and brother-in-law, Diane Solomon and Jimmy Highsmith of Jesup; and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services were held July 5 at Owens Family Cemetery on Tank Plant Road in Odum with the Rev. Varney Aspinwall officiating.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Thornton Lee
Jesup—Ruth Thornton Lee, 82, of Jesup died  July 4, 2016, after a lengthy battle with Lewy Body Disease.
The Wayne County native was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and a former Sunday school teacher. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.
She was predeceased by her former husband, Charles E. Driggers, and his son, Devin Driggers; parents, Rufus and Doris Westberry Thornton; son-in-law, Jimmy Crowe; and great-grandson Connor Ponville.
Survivors include her husband of 42 years, Charles E. Lee of Jesup; daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Bob Webster of Lyons, Jan and John Starling of Jesup, Wanda and John Clark of Anniston, Ala., and Mary Ann Ponville of Jesup; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Jana Lee of Mauriceville, Texas; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Shearien Thornton of Savannah; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. Vann Dempsey officiating. Interment will be in the Jesup City Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Miller, Jerry Miller, Bill Antley, Bobby Thornton, John Wainright and Brandon Webster.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to services at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 9, Jesup, GA 31598 or Lyons First United Methodist Church Wings of Hope Thrift Shop, 126 E. Wesley Av., Lyons, GA 30436.
Friends and family members may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
Nathanial Leland Jervis
Yulee, Fla.—Nathaniel Leland Jervis, infant son of Anthony D. and Amelia Lee Jervis of Yulee, Fla., died July 3, 2016, at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his twin sisters, Alexandra T. and Lydia N. Lorrow of Yulee, Fla.; maternal grandparents, Billy Joe Lee and Dianne and Dan Mugerditchian all of Jesup; paternal grandmother, Linda Huffman of Yulee, Fla.; maternal great-grandmother, Faye Smith; aunts and uncles and their spouses, Michael and Katherine Lee of Washington, D.C., Tiffany and Brennan Lee of Jesup and Jordan and Natasha Lee of Jesup, Joseph Jervis of Yulee, Fla., Lawrence Jervis of Yulee, Fla., and Richard Jervis of Yulee, Fla.; and a host of extended-family members.
Visitation will be held today (Wednesday) from 3 p.m. until 4 p.m. p.m. at Howard & Jones Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
The family wishes to express a heartfelt thanks to the staff in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Memorial Health University for the love and special care that has been shown to Nathaniel and the family during this difficult time
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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