8.3.19 obituaries



Bill C. Fosten

Screven--Bill C. Fosten, 81, died July 23, 2019.

He was born June 2, 1938, to the late Jeff and Gladys Fosten in Anderson, South Carolina.

He was educated in the public schools of Anderson County, and he held many jobs before becoming an entrepreneur, owning his own taxi cab business for many years after relocating to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

He didn’t need a Global Positioning System (GPS) because he was one himself and loved to travel, his family said. He traveled to many states and had a great love for his family and a great appreciation for good food.

He was joined in holy matrimony to Cordelia Roberts on Nov. 9, 1957, and to this union five children were born, Darlene, Linda, Joe Ann, Teresa and Michael.

He was preceded in death by both parents  and a brother, George Fosten.

Survivors include his four daughters, Darlene Fosten of Forest Park, Linda Bright of College Park, Joe Ann Fosten-Givan of Stone Mountain and Teresa Johnson of Lithonia; a son,  Michael Fosten of Forest Park; nine grandchildren, Demetrius Fosten, Cordelia “NaCole” Fosten, Bradford Fosten, Nydia Bright, Cory Bright, Michael Shane Fosten, Mariah Johnson, Amari Johnson and Jamon Givan; 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, David (Kim) Fosten of Philadelphia and Clyde Fosten of Lake City, Florida; eight sisters, Rebecca Powell of Philadelphia, Betty Murphy of Lake City, Elder Alice Grant of Screven, Louise Fosten of St. Petersburg, Florida, Barbara (Evangelist Matthew) Grant of Screven, Evangelist Alberta (Minister Jerry) Bryant of Jesup, Doris (Minister Don) Vail of Screven, and Rose (Brother Aubrey) Roberts of Jesup; sisters- in-law, Sweetie Mae Brown of Brunswick, Pastor Darletha Lewis of Hastings, Florida, and Emma Jean Fosten of Alma; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at New Bethel Life Changing Ministries, 521 Brown St., Screven.

Interment is in Greater Morris Cemetery, Surrency.

Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


Rinehart & Sons


Carlton Emory “Judge” Westberry

Jesup--Carlton Emory “Judge” Westberry, 82, of Jesup died July 30, 2019.

The Wayne County native was a member of Emanuel Baptist Church and a 1956 Jesup High School graduate playing varsity football for four years.

He was a former Waynline employee and a 32 1/2-year Rayonier retiree.

He was predeceased by his parents, Burl and Cecil Thompson Westberry, and sisters, Margie Ogden and Joan Davis Beaver.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Joann Keith Westberry of Jesup; a daughter, Missy Fulton of Jesup; two sons, Mitch Westberry (fiancée Lesa Lane) of Jesup and Mike Westberry of Jesup; a sister, Linda (Rodney) Kicklighter of Ocala, Florida; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held Aug. 2 at Rinehart and Sons Chapel with Elder Thomas Waters and Elder John Hubbard officiating.

Memorials may be made to Emanuel Baptist Church, 1618 Waycross Highway, Jesup, GA 31545.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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