7.8.17 obituaries

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Winton Earnest Jones
Jesup—Winton Earnest Jones, 91, of Jesup died July 2, 2017, in Harborview Health Systems under the care of Heartland Hospice.
The Wayne County native was a Baptist and retired IBEW No. 508 Electrical Union employee out of Savannah.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and enjoyed reading, gardening and taking care of his lawn.
He was predeceased by his wife, Jean Yeomans Jones; daughter Winona Jones Woods; sister Ouida Jones Roland; and brother Harold Jones.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Devin and Billy Johnson of Brunswick; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Nancy Jones of Jesup and Raymond and Patricia Jones of Moriarty, New Mexico; a son-in-law, Ernie Woods of Sylvania; three sisters, Venita Holton and Glenda Marcott of Jacksonville, Florida, and Geneva Rice of Jesup; a brother and sister-in-law, Danny and Mary Jones of Odum; 10 grandchildren, Kerry Jones, Brian Jones, Misty Juarbe, Shane Jones, Samuel Woods, Eli Woods, James Woods, Rebekah Woods, Tyler Martin and Michael Rainey; 12 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held July 5 at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Mike Von Moss officiating. Interment was in the Jesup City Cemetery. Active pallbearers were grandsons.
Memorials may be made to Winona Jones Woods Memorial Scholarship, C/0 Farmers Merchants Bank, 104 N. Main Street, Sylvania, GA. 30467 or First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1115, Jesup, GA 31598.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Pamela Bullard Harrison
Jesup—Pamela Bullard Harrison, 48, of Jesup died July 3, 2017, of an apparent heart attack.
The Wayne County native was a member of Red Hill Baptist Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed being “Mema” and being with her family.
She was predeceased by her father, Billy Bullard.
Survivors include her husband, Steve Harrison of Jesup; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Allen “Tadpole” and Sarah Conners of Screven and Dylan Eugene Roberson of Screven; her mother, Joyce M. Bullard of Jesup; two stepchildren, Jeffrey Harrison of McDonough and Kevin Harrison of Jesup; three grandsons, Zayden Conners, Zander Conners and Levin Roberson; two sisters, Marie Smith of Mershon and Terry Lynn Bullard of Brunswick; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services were held July 6 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Price and Durwood Miller officiating. Interment was in Red Hill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Evan Hyers, Taylor Smith, Michael Raulerson, Stephen Woods, Brian Harrison and Johnny Harrison.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Jessie Ann “Jess” Harris Portwood
Jesup—Jessie Ann “Jess” Harris Portwood, 77, of Jesup died July 4, 2017, under the care of Heartland Hospice, after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native was a member of Screven First Baptist Church, a 1958 graduate of Jesup High School and a former medical technologist and worked for many years with the Wayne County Board of Education’s food service program.
She enjoyed reading, spending time with her family and sharing her sense of humor with everyone she met.
She was predeceased by her husband, Fred Portwood; brothers, Ernest Bill Harris Jr. and Noel Harris; and sisters, Lena Faye Knight and Carolyn Johnson.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and George Matras of Jesup; grandchildren and their spouses, Sally and Jonathan Six and Anna and Chase Bolton, all of Wake Forest, North Carolina; great-grandchildren, G.W., Taylor and Ava; a special sister-in-law, Carolyn Harris, and her family, Pam Williams and Kim Sims; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a caregiver, Rosie Miller.
Funeral services were held July 6 at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Ron Wilcox and the Rev. Jonathan Six officiating.
Private interment was held in the Liberty Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Chase Bolton, Craig Sims, Mark Williams, Joe B. Harris, Carl Harris, and Bill Jordan. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Senior Adult Sunday School Class of Screven First Baptist Church, Harborview employees, and special cousin, Anita Jordan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Trey Harris Scholarship Fund, 6627 Odum Screven Road, Jesup, Ga. 31545.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
 
Memory L. “M.L.” Ayres
Jesup—Memory L. “M.L.” Ayres, 90, of Jesup died July 6, 2017, after an extended illness.
The Savannah native lived in Wayne County most of his adult life and was a member of First Baptist Church, a Mason, a Shriner and a retiree from Rayonier.
As an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing and navigating the woods of Camden County.
He was predeceased by his parents, Neil and Eva Kate Ayres, and two sisters, Carolyn (Ayres) Strickland and Margret Ann (Ayres) Harris.
Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Mary Taylor Ayres of Waycross; a son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Lisa Ayres of Jesup; grandchildren, Taylor Ayres of Jesup and Tori and Andrew Grear of Jacksonville, Florida; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial services will be held today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with the Rev. Eddie Taylor officiating. Visitation will be an hour prior to services at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 1115, Jesup, GA 31598 or Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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