8.17.16 Obituaries

Johnnie A. Purvis
Jesup--Johnnie A. Purvis, 81, beloved husband, papa and brother, died Aug. 13, 2016, at Wayne Memorial Hospital under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
A former resident of Jacksonville, Fla., and a resident of Odum for the past 41 years, he was born on Feb. 18, 1935, in Scuffletown to the late Ross and Mary Bratcher Purvis.
He owned and operated Allsouth Pest Control and Action Fire Protection for more than 30 years, until his retirement in 2009. He loved working in his yard, which was perfectly manicured at all times. He also planted a garden every year and enjoyed sharing the vegetables he produced with his family and friends.
In his younger years, he enjoyed bird hunting, and he was a longtime member of Odum Methodist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 40 years, Mae Ferrell Purvis; his son, Thomas “Buddy” Farmer; two brothers, Joe and David Purvis; and two sisters, Lillian McCarthy and Hazel Buckins.
Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Jeanette and Lew Michael of Jacksonville, Fla., Ann and Kenneth Hill of Gainesville, Fla., and Susie and Guy “Happy” Taylor of Glen Saint Mary, Fla.; a daughter-in-law, Judy Farmer of Waycross; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Gracie and Herbert Williams of Jamestown and Mary Jean and Frank Glass of Plant City, Fla.; a brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Jeanne Purvis of Black-shear; grandchildren, Camden Beckmann, Clent Wilkinson, Matt Farmer, Megan Dasher and Forrest and Hunter Taylor; great-grandchildren, Emerson, Kadance, Camber, Chase, Morgan, Cole, Cade, Jordan, Wyatt and Ben; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family members.
Funeral services were held Aug. 16 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home with the Rev. Carl Ledbetter officiating. Interment followed in the Jesup City Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Clent Wilkinson, Forrest Taylor, Hunter Taylor, Matt Farmer, Kelly Daniels and Gary May.
Honorary pallbearers were his sons-in-law, Virgil Purvis, Winston Potts and Ian Greene.
Remembrances may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Rinehart & Sons
James Leo Deal
Screven—James Leo Deal, 87, of Screven died Aug. 13, 2016, after an extended illness.
The Appling County native and former resident of Inverness, Fla., lived in Wayne County the past 30 years. He was a member of Lake Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, a farmer, and a carpenter, and he enjoyed fishing. He was proud of his pecan trees, beloved grapevines, baking pecan pies, canning pear preserves and sharing.
He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Nellie Wright Deal; parents, Remer T. and Alice Brewton Deal; brothers, Clayton, Willie, Alton, Wallace and Hinton Deal; and sisters, Francis Harris, Clara Jones, Mae Colquitt and Thelma Scott.
Survivors include his daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and James Butscher of Ocala, Fla., Kathy and John A. Rogers Jr. of Tallahassee, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Myrtle Sapp Deal; grandchildren, James W. Jr. and Stephenie Butscher of Ocala, Fla., David M. and Becky Butscher of High Springs, Fla., and John A. “Trip” and Julia Rogers of Houston, Texas; seven great-grandchildren, Alex J. and Meghan Butscher, Carlton and Clayton Litzkow, and Hunter, Lily, and William Rogers; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Lake Chapel Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Sam Bennett and Elder Jason Deal officiating. Interment will be in Lake Chapel Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be members of his family.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made be made to Lake Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, 328 Mikell Lake Road, Patterson, GA 31557.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Benton “Barnell” Yeomans
Jesup—Benton “Barnell” Yeomans, 86, of Jesup died Aug. 13, 2016, at his residence and under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
The Wayne County native was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, a retired Rayonier employee, a member of Leon Parrish Post VFW, and a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family.
He was predeceased by his parents, Kell and Anna May Yeomans; a brother, Kennic Yeomans; and a sister, Rosalie “Midget” Harter.
Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Claire Yeomans of Jesup; a daughter, Frances Yeomans of Christiansburg, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Ralph and Rhonda Yeomans of Jesup; five sisters and a brother-in-law, Jeanette Marr, Mollie Saxon, Nell and Ronell Roberson and Janie Harrell of Jesup, and Paula Miller of Kathleen; a brother and sister-in-law, Onnie and Carolyn  Yeomans of the Gardi Community; four grandchildren and their spouses, Brandon and Mary Ann Yeomans, Dustin Woodard, Shellie and Dave Wood, Dixie and Naif Aljehni; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Aug. 16 at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Vann Dempsey officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 9, Jesup, GA 31598 or Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at .
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Gloria Jean Horne
Jesup—Gloria Jean Horne died Aug. 10, 2016.
She was born on Aug. 28, 1944, to the late George W. and Fannie Williams-Horne in Wayne County. She was educated in Wayne County Training School and was a member of New Hope Freewill Baptist Church, where she served as a choir member. She was also a member of Wayne County Female Chorus.  
She was preceded in death by both parents, George W. and Fannie Horne, and her siblings, Ola Bell Williams, Othia Fuquay, DeWitt Fuquay, Jimmie Lee Fuquay, Sammie Lee Hampton, Teresa Hampton, Beulah Mae Williams, Charles Williams, Minnie Williams and Clarence Fuquay.
She is survived by three loving children and a daughter-in-law, Darren and Sabrina Horne of Screven, Drickus Horne of Jacksonville, Fla., and Tammy Horne of Jesup; four grandchildren, Jacob, Joshua, JaMiya and Jo’Siah; a sister, Helen and Lonnie Flowers of Jesup; a close relatives that was like a brother, Ben Harrison, and his wife, Sharon, Harrison of Jesup; three children and their spouses that she raised as her children, Stephanie of Brunswick, and Terrell and Tracy Jenkins and Alex Jr. and Sharon Jenkins, all of Jesup; her godmothers, Lillian Hall and Susie Mae Scott, both of Jesup; her godchildren and a spouse, Domenick and Lena McClinton of Jesup, and Shanequa Wright of Jesup; a godsister, Maggie and Joe Wilcox of Jesup; goddaughter Doretha Moore of Jesup; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and sorrowful friends.  
Visitation will be Friday 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Royal Funeral Home.
Memorial services will be August 20 at 11 a.m. at Love and Faith Chapel, 311 E. Pine St.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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