Fri, 08/12/2016 - 2:26pm
Rinehart & Sons
Opal Stewart Rogers
Jesup—Opal Stewart Rogers, 83, of Jesup died Aug. 9, 2016, in Altamaha Healthcare after a short illness.
The Wayne County native was a member of Gardi Baptist Church and a former Waynline employee. She loved to fish and listen to country music.
She was known as a master seamstress who helped her first husband upholster furniture in West Palm Beach, Fla.
She was predeceased by her first husband and father of her children, Cleveland “Stu” Stewart; second husband, Jay Rogers; sons, Eddie, Kenny, and Gary Stewart; a brother, Kenny Driggers; and sisters, Lavonia Townsend, Betty Poppell, Ann Poindexter and Parnie Lee Roberson.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis Diann and Steve Watson of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Danny and Tereza Stewart and Keith Stewart of Jesup; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; a brother, James Driggers of Jesup; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Aug. 12 at Gardi Baptist Church with the Rev. Randy Pruitt officiating. Interment was in Little Creek Cemetery. Active pallbearers were members of her family.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Beverly Aughey Thompson
Jesup—Beverly Aughey Thompson, 81, affectionately known as “Kit,” died Aug. 9, 2016, at home under the care of Hospice of South Georgia with her loving family and caregivers at her side.
Hundreds of Canadian geese gathered in the field just outside the room where she slept, anxiously waiting to accompany the beautiful soul that was preparing to depart this life on her first portion of the journey, according to her family.
The family wanted it known that “as she slipped away, she slipped into her Robe of Righteousness which was custom made by God Almighty and paid for by the blood of his only begotten son, Jesus Christ. It was a gift that was given freely, a gift that could never be purchased and never be earned. This robe may seem uncomfortable at first while living in the world of unrighteousness that we inhabit, but it will start to become more comfortable as we grow spiritually, eventually realizing our importance in God’s kingdom, and are in total peace and comfort living in our glorious garment fashioned for us before the foundation of the world.”
As a young girl, she attended Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn., under the direction of Dr. R.G. Lee. A servant of the Lord always, she devoted much of her life to mentoring, counseling, encouraging and teaching children in her local church home.
She moved frequently with her late husband’s military career, living all over the United States, Hawaii and Japan and eventually settling in Phoenix, Ariz., after his retirement. She volunteered countless hours of her time in children’s hospitals as a clown. She used her master seamstress skills to fashion costumes for live Nativity plays, clothing and curtains for less fortunate families in need.
She was a gracious host, preparing beautifully decorated parties, whether for individual luncheons, military events at her home, or large church banquets. She was “a fabulous mother and grandmother, fun travel companion, collector of seashells and lover of pearls whose big heart and kind spirit will forever leave an emptiness to those who knew and loved her,” her family said.
She was preceded in death by her parents, E.A. “Dick” and Gertrude Morrell Aughey; husband, Col. Charles E. Thompson, United States Marine Corps (retired); her sister, Gertrude Zimmerman; and her brother, Bookie Aughey.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Valerie and Beau Hall of Jesup and Stephanie Hanners and Jack Streich of Kansas City, Mo.; five grandchildren and their spouses, Christina L. and Nelson Datil of Athens, Charles L. and Kelly Hall of Athens, Carissa L Hanners of Phoenix, Ariz., Casey N. Hanners of Orlando, Fla., and Cara E. Hanners of Fife, Wash.; and three great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Delia Datil and Liam C. Boebert.
Friends and family will gather for a memorial celebration at a later date and interment will be with her husband in Arlington National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be made to Kit Thompson Missionary fund c/o the Heritage Bank, Jesup, GA, Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545 or another charity of the donor’s choice.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ludowici—Carolyn Moore-Hillman, 72, of Ludowici died Aug. 10, 2016, at Wayne Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.
She was born in Wayne County to Bill Sr. and Lillian Campbell Moore. She was educated in the Wayne County Training School. Carolyn was a member of Odum Grove Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death by both parents, Bill Sr. and Lillian Moore, and six siblings, Clyde Moore, Bill Moore, Jr., Eloise Smith, Sarah Stevenson, Leroy Moore and James Willie Moore.
Survivors include her daughter, Lawanda Jones of Odum; a son that she raised as her own, Mikeyon Whirley of Odum; a special friend, Johnnie C. Johnson; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Geraldine and Walter Booth of Odum, Barbara and Ken Randall of Brunswick, Glenda Moore of Screven and Gloria Jean and Mitch Frazier of Screven; two brothers, Alvin Moore of Screven and Clifford “Stubb” Moore of Jesup; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
There will not be a wake. Viewing will take place an hour before services.
Memorial services will be held Aug. 15 at Odum Grove Baptist Church at 11 a.m.
Cremation will follow the service.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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