8.9.17 obituaries

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Charles Mark Dickson
Jesup—Charles Mark Dickson, 77, of Jesup died Aug. 4, 2017.
The Ware County native and former resident of Waycross and Brunswick had lived in Wayne County for a short period of time. The United States Navy veteran was a member of Arco Baptist Church in Brunswick and was a retired CSX employee. He enjoyed working on his farm and tending to his animals.
He was predeceased by his parents, Marvin and Thelma Dickson.
Survivors include his wife, Lotrelle Campbell O’Steen Dickson of Jesup; three daughters, Marianne Martin, Sandy Coffee and Carla Reed; two sons, Randy Burem and Phillip Dickson; stepchildren, Mike O’Steen and Alicia Crews; several grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and two sisters, Pat and Kay.
Private memorial services will be held by the family.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup will be in charge of arrangements.
 
Danette Smith Chapman
Jesup—Danette Smith Chapman, 81, of Jesup died Aug. 8, 2017, after a short illness.
The Long County native had lived most of her life in Jesup and was a member of Jesup First Baptist Church.
She loved her Lord and served His church all her life by providing beautiful music. She played the piano and organ and directed the choir in several area churches, including the last 18 years at Flemington Presbyterian Church. Her music was a joy and a comfort to many people, according to her family.
She enjoyed traveling and stargazing. She was a member of the Jesup Garden Club and National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Altamaha Chapter. Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family.
She was predeceased by her parents, Daniel and Trudy Smith, and three siblings.
Survivors include her beloved husband of 61 years, Lloyd Chapman of Jesup; children, Nanette and Ford Baskin of Savannah, Lloyd Chapman and Channing Mercer of Atlanta; grandchildren, Chelsea and Nathan Holman and Amanda and Taylor Moats; a great-grandson, Oliver Holman; a sister, Mavis Drawdy; a sister-in-law, Eddress Smith; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 1 p.m. at Flemington Presbyterian Church, 875 Old Sunbury Road, Hines-ville, with the Rev. Greg Loskoski officiating. Interment will be in Jones Creek Memorial Gardens in Long County.
Active pallbearers will be Van Loskoski, Jim Floyd, Ross Floyd, Leroy Strickland, Cecil Stafford and Kenny Stohl. Honorary pallbearers will be the members of the NSDAR Altamaha Chapter.
The family will receive friends at the fellowship hall at the church one hour prior to the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the NSDAR Altamaha Chapter or the Flemington Presbyterian Church, 875 Old Sunbury Road, Hinesville, GA 31313.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
John Robert Thrift
Jesup—John Robert Thrift, 86, of Jesup died Aug. 7, 2017, at his residence after an extended illness.
The Brantley County native had lived in Wayne County the past 60 years and was a member and deacon of Red Hill Baptist Church. He was a 32-year retiree with Rayonier and a Purple Heart recipient with the United States Army in the Korean Conflict. He enjoyed music, hunting, fishing, spending time with his family and sharing stories.
He was predeceased by his parents, Robert Theodore and Gladys Wainright Thrift, and two brothers, Bob and Freil Thrift.
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Winifred Stewart Thrift of Jesup; a daughter, Wanda Evans of Jesup; a son and daughter-in-law, Steve and Elaine Thrift of Fort Mill, South Carolina; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Pauline and Richard Broz and Doline and Edward Walls, all of Nahunta, Elaine and Darrell Cosper of Tifton; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Roger and Annie Thrift of Nahunta and Chester and Jimmie Thrift of Deltona, Florida; six grandchildren and their spouses, Kasey and Jonathan Wilson, Kelley Evans, Katie and Jintrell Hardy, Anna and Brandon Butler, Amy and Thomas Wright, and Matt Thrift; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at Riverside Chapel Baptist Church, 1998 Riverside Road, Nahunta, with the Rev. Chester Thrift, Pastor Randy Wainright, and the Rev. Darrell Rentz officiating. Graveside services will follow in the church cemetery with military honors.
Active pallbearers are Matt Thrift, Kevin Bass, Alan Broz, John Clay, David Cosper and Paul Smith.
Visitation will be held today (Wednesday) from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
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Patricia Ann Hall
Jesup—Patricia Ann Hall, 58, died Aug. 27, 2017, at Landmark Hospital in Savannah following a lengthy illness.
She was born Sept. 29, 1958, to the late Lillian Moore Hall and Willie Hall in Baxley. She was educated in the public school system of Wayne County and graduated in the Class of 1976. She was a member of Kingdom Builders Ministry, and she enjoyed watching her favorite television shows.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Catherine Hall; both parents; her brother, Robert Hall; and her sisters, Hattie, Claretha and Sharon Hall.
Survivors include her sisters and a brother-in-law, Rose and spouse, Anthony Brown, Janice Hall and Marie Bell, all of Jesup, and Margie Scott of Marietta; her brothers and their spouses, Willie Hall, Michael and Monique Hall, Maurice Hall and Russell Hall, all of Jesup, and Darnell and Sonja Hall, Houston, Texas, and Richard Hall of Baxley; special grandchild, Kymara Bell of Jesup; five godchildren, Kamiah Brown, Dikisum Nunnnally, Nehemiah Brown, Delwin Bell and Pariss Newkirk; a special friend, Gwendolyn Williams; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A memorial service was held Aug. 5 at Jesup First Baptist Church at 3 p.m.
Royal Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Willie Jean Cheatham
Jesup—Willie Jean Cheatham, 89, of Jesup died on Aug. 4, 2017, at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
She was born March 14, 1928, to the late James Hankerson and Exie Mae Tools in Portal in Bulloch County. She was a lifelong member of Bennett Union Missionary Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir and worked in the church’s love center.
Her hobbies included fishing, sewing, cooking, drawing and spending time with her family. She worked as a homemaker for her family and in private homes throughout Jesup.
She was preceded in death by both parents; her grandmother, Fannie Harden; a sister, Evelyn Griffin; a brother, James Roberts Jr.; a niece, Audrey Griffin; a nephew, Richard Griffin; and a great-niece, Tiffany R. Brown.
She is survived by her loving daughter, Alesia Ann Moorland of Jesup; one sister and brother-in-law, Fannie Ruth and Ethan Jones of Hollywood, Florida; three grandchildren and their spouses, Aquoyah and James Robinson of Chesterfield, Virginia, Aquana Kincy of Tennessee and Shawn and Tiffany McCaster of Jesup; seven great-grandchildren, Perrisha, Draven, Tezdon and Acacia Robinson and Ra’Mya, Josiah and Isaiah McCaster; a special niece, Adrian Griffin of Jesup; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
There will not be a wake/visitation. The body will lie in state one hour prior to services on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at St. John First Born Holiness Church.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Austin Dwight Landon
Odum—Austin Dwight Landon, 68, of Odum died July 30, 2017, after an extended illness.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Daisy Vesper Gibson, and his father, Benjamin “Sonny Man” Landon.
He is survived by two daughters, Charity Glassburn of Indiana and Becky Landon; his grandchildren; and three sisters and their spouses, Etwendil and Richard Bowen of Odum, Shirley and Velmer Brannen of Jesup, and Gloria and Guerry Greenwood of Bloomingdale.
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