8.24.16 obituaries

Howard & Jones
Betty Jean Maske
Jesup—Betty Jean Maske, 77, died Aug. 20, 2016, at home under the care of her loving family and Hospice of South Georgia.
She was born on Aug. 14, 1939, in Appling County to the late James Julian and Effie Sikes Harris. In her early years, she worked on her family farm, picking cotton and helping to put up tobacco. Later, she worked at Ashley Manufacturing for many years before moving to Long Beach, Calif., where she met her late husband, Edward Francis Maske, in 1976 while working as a waitress.  After his retirement, the two moved back to Southeast Georgia and settled in Wayne County, where she has been a member of the Screven Church of God since 1993.
In addition to her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Bobbie Jean Giger and Elizabeth Adams; two brothers, Robert Harris and Phillip Wayne Harris; and two sisters, Mary Ruth Ivey and Leccy Kaye Nails.
Survivors include her a son and daughter-in-law, Jackie Lynn and Donna Harris of Screven; a daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Bobby Webb of Brunswick; brothers and sisters and their spouses, Dorothy M. Westberry of Jesup, Patricia Ann and Bennie Darsey of Jesup, William David and Carolyn Harris of Screven and Terry Dale and Sandra Harris of Jesup; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
Funeral services were held Aug. 22 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home with the Rev. Thomas Kelly officiating. Interment followed in Ritch Baptist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Jim Mitchell officiating.
Active pallbearers were Kim and Mike Dixon, Jay Harris, Greg and Gabby Rozier and Wesley Sumner.
Honorary pallbearers were employees of Hospice of South Georgia.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Rinehart & Sons
James Aubrey Driggers
Jesup—James Aubrey Driggers, 92, of Jesup died Aug. 21, 2016, at Cotton Grove Estates after an extended illness.
The Tattnall County native was a member of Jesup Church of God and Sabord Wood’s Sunday School Class.  He was a U. S. Army veteran, and played semi-professional baseball. He was the owner of Modern Upholstery Shop, and served as a Jesup City Commissioner for several years.  He enjoyed bowling, vegetable gardening, and sharing his bounty with friends.
He was predeceased by his wife of 72 years, Virginia Sharpe Driggers.
Survivors include his three daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Gerald DeWitt of Jesup, Donna McCullough of St. Simons Island, and Jamie and Dan Davenport of Richmond Hill; grandchildren and their spouses, Missy DeWitt of Pembroke, Jonathan and Kaleigh McCullough of Jesup, Jennifer and Scott Cooper of Richmond Hill, and Christopher Jason Griffin of Jesup; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Jimmy and Jerry Driggers of Statesboro; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m at Jesup Church of God with the Rev. Jonathan McCullough and Pastor Clayton Dowd officiating along with American Legion Post No. 311 presenting the American flag.  Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. 
Active pallbearers will be Vernon Aspinwall, Timmy Ray, Roger Ray, Ricky Blanton, Mike Harrell and Genell Poppell.  Honorary pallbearers will be Senior Adult Members of Jesup Church of God.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to services at the church.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Willa Mae Hutcheson Hughes
Odum—Willa Mae Hutcheson Hughes, 78, of Odum died Aug. 20, 2016, at her residence after an extended illness.
The Reidsville native lived in Wayne County most of her life and was a member of Old Bethel Baptist Church and a homemaker. She enjoyed crocheting, reading and spending time with her family. She was the widow of Matthew L. Hughes.
Survivors include her daughter, Christina Kiser of Odum; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Vera Kiser of Odum; brothers, Wilburn Hutcheson and Jack Hutcheson of Jesup; sisters, Mary Faye Hutcheson of Odum and JoAnn Hasty of Brunswick; five grandchildren, Michael Jr., Matthew, Elizabeth, Nicolaus and Isaiah; and several nieces and nephews.
Memorial service were held Aug. 23 at Old Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Larry Harris officiating.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Lillian M. Hall
Jesup—Lillian M. Hall, 81, of Jesup, died Aug. 18, 2016, at her home surrounded by her loved ones.
She was born April 30, 1935, in Alma. She was a devoted member of Shepherd Lighthouse of Prayer, where she served as the church mother and was on the usher board until her health began to fail.
She was an employee at Wayne Memorial Hospital for many years in housekeeping. She spent most of her life as a loving mother and a homemaker, according to her family. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her family.
She was the wife of the late Sam Turner. She was also preceded in death by both parents; three daughters, Sharon, Claretha and Hattie Hall; a son, Robert Hall; two grandchildren, Catherine Hall and Malcolm Belt; a sister, Charlie Mae Ryles; two brothers, Bill and James Moore; and a goddaughter, Gloria Horne.
Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Rose and Anthony Brown, Janice Crawford, Patricia Hall, and Marie Bell, all of Jesup, and Margie and Jackie Scott of Marietta; her sons and daughters-in-law, Donnell and Sonya Hall of Houston, Texas, Willie Hall, Michael and Monique Hall, Russell and Whitney Hall, and Maurice Hall, all of Jesup, and Richard and Sue Hall of Baxley; her brother and sister-in-law, Worthy and Alrre Moore of Baxley; three daughters-in-law, Rose Hall Philadelphia of Penn., Ruby Hall of Riceboro, and Essie Hall of Brunswick; four goddaughters, Stephanie Spellman of Jesup, Evang Hood of Glennville, Linda Owens of Jacksonville, Fla., and Alfreda Allen of Jesup; a very close friend who was like a daughter, Jeanette Wallace of Jesup; 35 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and sorrowing friends.
Visitation will be held Thursday at Royal Funeral Home Chapel from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. at St. John First Born Holiness Church.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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