Rinehart & Sons
Edna DeWees Dunn Evans
Jesup--Edna DeWees Dunn Evans, 84, of Jesup died Sept. 8, 2019, after an extended illness.
The Metter native and long-time resident of Jesup resided in Midway the past few years. She was a member of First Free Will Baptist and an ombudsman with Concerted Services for 15 years.
The homemaker, artisan, steadfast elder, advocate, faithful wife, mother and grandmother enjoyed her favorite pastime of watching birds, especially hummingbirds.
She was predeceased by her husband of 60 years, John B. Evans Sr.
Survivors include two sons, Joby (Carol) Evans of Atlanta and James Hoke (Barbara) Evans of Nashville, Tennessee; six grandchildren, Bridger, Lea, Christopher, Elizabeth, Jonathan and Hannah Evans; a sister, Naomi Brown of Necedah, Wisconsin; and a brother, James L. Dunn of Cave Springs.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at First Free Will Baptist Church with family and friends speaking. Interment will follow in the Jesup City Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be her family and friends.
Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church.
Memorials may be made to the Gideons International, P.O. Box 602, Jesup, GA 31598.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Out of Town
Althea Grace Haifley
Mattoon, Illinois--Althea Grace Haifley, 87, of Mattoon, Illinois, died at 9:59 a.m. on Sept. 7, 2019, at Mattoon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.
She was born Feb. 12, 1932, in Salina, Kansas, the daughter of Taylor and Ruth (Howell) Shreve.
She married David R. Haifley on July 2, 1948. He preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 1994.
She served alongside her husband as a pastor’s wife for 40 years. She attended and spoke at many ladies’ conferences in the United States and Mexico.
She was the author of two books and was a librarian in earlier years. She was a talented musician and enjoyed doing needlework. Most of all, she cherished spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all those who knew and loved her, her family said.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Michael Haifley; a granddaughter, Angela Burdick; and a grandson, Jared Altman.
Survivors include her children, Kathleen (Valente) Hernandez of Easley, South Carolina, Dorothy (Norman) Burdick of Mayville, New York, Ruth (Steve) Altman of Holts Summit, Missouri, Mamie Jean (Eugene) Yoder of Jesup, Mary (Raymond) Wright of Bremen, Indiana and Dan (Elizabeth) Haifley of Mattoon; 30 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends was held on Sept. 9 at Schilling Funeral Home, 1301 Charleston Avenue, Mattoon, Illinois 61938. An additional visitation will take place today (Wednesday) from noon to 2 p.m. at Mishler-Eastlund Funeral Home, 461 W. 900 North, Milford, Indiana 46542.
Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at Mishler-Eastlund Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Haifley and Pastor Norman Burdick officiating. Burial will follow at Syracuse Cemetery in Syracuse, Indiana.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.schillingfuneralhome.net or Schilling Funeral Home’s Facebook page.