8.17.19 obituaries

Community Chapel


Jakari Malique


Jesup—Jakari Malique Reddish, 24, died Aug. 13, 2019, at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah.

“Dug-gy,” as he was affectionately called, was born to Courtney Reddish and Antonio Fuquay Sr. on March 7, 1995.

He received his education in the Wayne County school system in Jesup. He had “a zest for living life to the fullest,” his family said. He enjoyed listening to music and spending time with his family and friends. He will be remembered by those who knew him for his infectious smile and the love he had for his family, especially his mother and his children, his family said.

Those left to cherish his memories are his parents, Courtney Reddish and Antonio (Felicia) Fuquay; his children, Jakari Malique Reddish Jr., Ja’Kaislee Reddish and Jakayden Reddish, all of Jesup; four brothers, Gregory Allen Jr. of Jesup, Jabralen Rowe of Jesup, DeAngelo Fuquay of Jesup and Antonio Fuquay Jr. of Atlanta; four sisters, Janiyah Reddish of Jesup and Jada Reddish of Jesup, Takhyia Fuquay of Brunswick, and Shantorre Tillman of Brunswick; grandparents, Rena Bell Reddish of Jesup, Charneita Moore of Jesup, Jacqueline Fuquay of Jesup, Frederick Reddish of Atlanta and Eugene Darden (Rachel) of Brooklyn, New York; a special friend, Dominique Coney of Jesup; and a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and sorrowing friends.

A celebration of love and remembrance will be held today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at Emory Chapel United Methodist Church with Pastor Stanley Carter officiating.  Mr. Reddish will lie in repose one hour prior to funeral time.     

Committal will be in Sunset Oaks Memorial Cemetery.

Community Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.




George B. Hall

Jesup--George B. Hall, 56, died peacefully Aug. 13, 2019, at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah.

A native and lifelong resident of Jesup, he was born Feb. 7, 1963, to the late, George “Bud” and Dorothy Adamson Hall.

He was employed for many years with Georgia Narrow Fabrics and had worked at the Western Sizzlin in Jesup for the past 13 years.

He was a faithful son, brother, employee and friend who loved watching NFL football and wrestling, according to his family. His frugal nature allowed him to enjoy the simple things in life such as cutting grass, good fried chicken and fishing, his family said.

He attended church at the Parkway Church of God.

In addition to his parents, his nephew, Jason Sikes, preceded him in death.

Survivors include his brother, Wally (Shirley) Hall of Jesup; aunt, JoAnne Stafford of

Hinesville; niece, Kayla Hall of Jesup; great-niece, Allie Ward of Jesup; great-nephew, Madden Ward of Jesup; numerous cousins and extended-family members; and beloved Western Sizzlin family.

Funeral services were held Aug. 15 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup with the Rev. Bill Harper and the Rev. Hulet Smith officiating.

Private interment services were held in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Parkway Church of God Children’s Church, P.O. Box 1211, Jesup, GA 31598.

Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.

Howard & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


William Roy

“Bill”  Mathis

Jesup--William Roy “Bill” Mathis, 67, died Aug. 13, 2019.

A resident of Wayne County for nearly 60 years, he was born June 14, 1952, in Tifton to the late Joe B. and Ouida Mills Mathis.

His attention to detail and strong desire to do the job right made him a master of his trade of carpentry, which he pursued all his life.  He was a good father who took time to pass along the skills he had learned to his sons, his family said. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and working on things around the house.

He was a faithful member of the Unity Church of God for nearly 20 years, where he attended Vic Drawdy’s Sunday school class. 

Survivors include his wife, Sarah Mathis, of Jesup; children, Eric Mathis, Shanna Martin, Travis Martin and Desiree Mathis, all of Jesup and BillieJoe (Joshua) Mauney of Brunswick; brother, Jackie Mathis of Colorado; sisters, Jonelle McGauley, Dot (Bull) Cameron and Ann (Skip) Grantham of Jesup, Debby Mathis Davis of Brunswick and Pam (Foy) Harter of Screven;  11 grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.

Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at Unity Church of God with the Rev. Calvin Anderson officiating. 

Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Hooper, Andrew McGauley, Matthew Gest, Chris Brannen, Greg Hudgins, Blake Manning, Clayton Gest and Weston Gest.

Honorary pallbearers will be members of Vic Drawdy’s Sunday School Class of the Unity Church of God.

Interment will be in Jesup City Cemetery.

Remembrances may be made to Unity Church of God, 1580 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


Sheila Louise

Riddle Hires

Waynesville—Sheila Louise Riddle Hires, 70, of Waynesville died Aug. 13, 2019, at her home.

She was born in Jesup on April 17, 1949. She was the daughter of Robert Newton Riddle and Louise Hewitt Thornton and had lived in the Atkinson Community for the past 18 years.

Some favorite pastimes included reading and spending time with her family.

She was predeceased by her husband, Mickey Hires; mother, Louise Thornton; and father, Robert Newton Riddle; and brothers, Michael W. Riddle and W.R. “Billy‚“ Riddle.

Survivors include a daughter, Sabrina Hires of Atkinson Community; a son, Timothy (Jennifer) Lawton of Pflugerville, Texas; four grandchildren, Savannah Hires, Cindle Miller, Trevor and Alexander Hires; a stepmother, Mildred Riddle; a sister, Sherry (Doys) O’Steen; three brothers, Calvin (Terri) Riddle, John (Connie) Riddle and Jerry (Catherine) Riddle; and several nieces and nephews.

Private graveside memorial services will be held at a later date.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Carrie Brown


Jesup--Carrie Brown Brantley, 47, of Jesup died Aug. 14, 2019, surrounded by her family and under the care of Heartland Hospice.

The Wayne County native attended House of Worship Ministries and was a former licensed practical nurse with Wayne Memorial Hospital.

Her creativity was shown in writing, singing, dancing and drawing.

She was predeceased by her daddy, Homer Brown; and grandparents, Lawrence and Nell Tippins.

Survivors include her husband, Kevin Brantley of Jesup; son, Chazz Todd and special friend, Kandace Crosby; mother, Vicki Brown and special friend, Tony Brigdon; sister, Laura (Stacey) Orvin; two nephews, Dustin (Chelsea) Orvin and Ridge Orvin; two aunts, Linda T. Carter and her two daughters, Melanie (Mark) Sapp and Windy (Tommy) Poindexter and Brenda (Charlie) Leggett and her two daughters, Amy Jones and Donna Groover; two uncles, Robert (Dean) Brown and James (Carol) Brown and his daughters, Kristi and Candice, and other extended family.

Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 10 a.m. at House of Worship and Ministries with Pastor Mickey Tomberlin and the Rev. Tim Brantley officiating. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Chazz Todd, Kevin Brantley, Chris Brantley, Timmy Solomon, Ridge Orvin, Bradley Groover, Zach and Jacob Sapp, J.T. Poindexter. Honorary pallbearers will be the staff of Heartland Hospice.

Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Food Services, 185 S. Brunswick Street, Jesup, GA 31546 or Calvary Baptist Peggy’s Plates Ministry, 415 E. Cherry Street, Jesup, GA 31546.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Evon Graham


Jesup—Evon Graham Johnson, 83, of Jesup died Aug. 12, 2019.

The Wayne County native was a member of Red Hill Baptist Church and retired employee with Maxwell’s Clothing Store and Kmart.

She was predeceased by brothers, John, Ed, Gene, Tommy and Luther Graham.

Survivors include a daughter, Gail Lane of Jesup; a son, Dean (Terry) Johnson of Jesup; a sister, Avie Lee Thornton of Jesup; three grandchildren, Chad (Kelli) Lane, Haley (David) Yawn, Dena (Brian) Lovell; and three great-grandchildren, Raegan, Zachary and Ava.

Funeral services were held Aug. 15 at Red Hill Baptist Church with Pastor Alan Morgan, the Rev. Russ Graham and the Rev. Jack Lee officiating. Interment followed in Red Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers were family. Honorary pallbearers were Wayne Memorial Hospital Auxiliary members.

Memorials may be made to Red Hill Baptist Church, 2574 Red Hill Road, Jesup, GA 31545.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.




Callie Marie

Dolinger Roberson

Hortense--Callie Marie Dolinger Roberson, 95, of Hortense died Aug. 12, 2019, at her residence following an extended illness.

Born in Rugby, Virginia, her parents were John Andrew Dolinger and Laura Davis Dolinger. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur David Roberson; eight brothers; and two sisters.

She was the oldest member of Satilla Missionary Baptist Church. She was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting, word searches, working in her flower garden and sewing. She also loved the mountains and bluegrass music.

Survivors include her three daughters and sons-in-law, Glenda Fay Roberson (Harry) McCoy of Gordon, Rosa Marie Roberson (Thomas) Boatwright of Townsend, and Wilma Jean Roberson (Butch) Gibson of Hortense; seven grandchildren, Scott (Colleen) McCoy of Plano, Illinois, Julie McCoy (Steve) Treichel of Stuttgart, Germany, Master Sgt. Charles (Rebekah) Bennett of Germany, Laurie M. Bennett (Eric) Marecki of Summerville, South Carolina, Scott (Erin) Boatwright of Corona Del Mar, California, Valerie Gibson (Josh) Hutcheson of Brunswick and Brian Gibson of Hortense; 10 great-grandchildren, Ellie, Reagan, Cadence, Everly, Kai, Hayden, Alexander, Nikolas, Asher and Ian; one great-great-grandchild, Evie; a brother, Alfred Dolinger of Galax, Virginia; a sister, Emegene Wyatt of Chilhowie, Virginia; a sister-in-law, Cora Sue Dolinger of Mouth of Wilson, Virginia; and also several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held Aug. 15 at the Chapel of Frye Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Jackson and Bishop Rob Hutto officiating. Visitation was held an hour prior to  services.

Burial followed in Raulerson Cemetery in Patterson.

Pallbearers were Len Davis, Leonard Roberts, Jared Strickland, Master Sergeant Charles Bennett, Kelly Rowell, and David Royster.

Honorary pallbearers were Wynn Strickland, Sherry Strickland, Josephine Gibson, Dorothy Moody, Vonice Brooks, Becky Davis, Katherine Sheppard, Brenda Stewart, Melissa Roberts and Shirley Ansel.

Arrangements were with Frye Funeral Home of Nahunta.

Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at fryefh.com.

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