9.17.16 obituaries

Rinehart & Sons
 
Jeffrey M. Manning
Screven—Jeffrey M. Manning, 44, of Jesup, died Sept. 9, 2016.
The Wayne County native was a Baptist and worked in maintenance for several companies. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being outdoors.
He was predeceased by his father, Willie Houston Manning; parental grandparents, Houston and Evelyn Manning; and maternal grandparents, John and Ella Mae Westberry.
Survivors include his son, Clayton Manning of Brunswick; mother and father, Tom and Kathy Rivera of Screven; brothers, Tommy and Timmy Manning of Jesup; sisters, Tonya Manning of Jesup, Tammy Manning of Hortense and Ashley Church of Jesup; stepbrothers, Tommy and Victor Rivera of Jesup; stepsisters, Wilma and Lesly Rivera of  Puerto Rico; and several cousins, aunts, and uncles.
Funeral service were held Sept. 16 at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Anthony Hipps officiating. Interment was in Jesup City Cemetery.  Active pallbearers were family and friends.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
James B. “J.J.” Wiggins Sr.
Jesup—James B. “J.J.” Wiggins Sr., 64, of Jesup, died Sept. 14, 2016, at his residence.
The Wayne County native was a brick mason and enjoyed fishing and spending time outdoors. He was predeceased by his parents, Mike and Louise Ray Wiggins, and a sister, Elizabeth Berntson.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Angela and Shane Riner and Julie and Al  Jelinski of Guyton; a son and daughter-in-law, James B. and Briana Wiggins Jr. of Yucca Valley, Calif.; three brothers, Irvin Wiggins, Woodrow “Woody” Wiggins, Charlie Wiggins, all of Jesup; four grandchildren, Ashley Turner, McKenzie Riner, Megan Jelinski and Aaron Jelinski; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Memorial services will be held today (Saturday) at 1 p.m. at Blanton Grove Church of God with the Rev. Josh May officiating. 
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com. 
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Jenelle “Nell” Williams Woodward
Jesup—Jenelle “Nell” Williams Woodward, 79, of Jesup, died Sept. 5, 2016, at her residence after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native was a Baptist, homemaker and enjoyed reading and being with her family.
She was the widow of John Richard Woodward III, and she was predeceased by her parents, Jim and Barbara Murray Williams.
Survivors include her sons, Tim and Patrick Woodward of Jesup; a grandson, Raven Woodward of Jesup; a sister, Janice Williams of Thomson; and a brother and sister-in-law, Carroll and Carolyn Williams of Jesup.
Graveside funeral service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at Jesup City Cemetery with Pastor Danny Daniels and the Rev. Justin Drawdy officiating. Honorary pallbearers will be Ida Rose Alexander, Carolyn Tatum, Liz Wilkins and Brenda Harrison.
Family will receive friends at the graveside.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Howard & Jones
 
A.D. Wasdin
Jesup—A.D. Wasdin, 93, died Sept.13, 2016, at his home under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sept. 18 at the First Baptist Church of Jesup.  
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the church.  
Private interment services will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Dell E. Roark
Kent, Wash.—Dell E. Roark, 87, died Sept. 10, 2016, as a result of congestive heart failure while staying temporarily at Cotton Grove Estates under the care of his daughter, Sharon Westfall, and her husband, Terry, and the staff at Georgia Hospice Care.
He was born on June 2, 1929, in Tacoma, Wash., to Claude and Alice Beckman Roark. He spent more than 50 years in Port Angeles, Wash. and was a graduate of Roosevelt High School. 
He married Beverly Bell, and they raised four children while he worked on the Milwaukee Railroad. He was a fierce competitor in bowling and pool tournaments and loved ballroom dancing, according to his family.
After his first marriage ended in divorce, he met and married Jewel Rich. They made their home in Kent, Wash. They enjoyed her five children, Jeanette, Don, Kenneth, Ronald and Marsha, and their families. 
Later in life he enjoyed traveling to compete in senior softball tournaments. He also continued bowling and playing pool, loved playing cards and attended ballroom dances twice a week with some very special people in his life at Kent and Renton Senior Centers and the Renton VFW.  During the last eight months of his life, He reflected back to his service as an altar boy in the Catholic Church and how he had fallen away.  After more than 70 years, he accepted Jesus Christ back into his life and testified to that fact until the day he died, the family said.
He was preceded in death by both parents, Claude and Alice Beckman Roark; his wife of 21 years, Jewel Rich; and four siblings, Lee Roark, Margarett Hawks, Myrna Bennett and Larry Roark. 
Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Ann O’Rourke of Port Angeles, Wash.; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Sharon and Terry Westfall of Jesup; Sandra and Al Lynden of Kent, Wash., and Sheila Roark Miller of Port Ludlow, Wash.; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. 
Private memorial services will be held by the family at a later date.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Howard-Ludowici
 
Richard Walter Truman Jr.
Ludowici—Richard Walter Truman Jr., 50, died Sept. 14, 2016, at home under the care of family and Georgia Hospice Care.  
He was born at Young San Military Hospital in Seoul, South Korea, and raised in Hinesville. He had resided in Long County for the past nine years.  
He was a retired firefighter and former chief of the Ludowici-Long County Volunteer Fire Department.  He was a member of Ludowici First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Walter Truman Sr.
Survivors include his wife, Brenda Kay Truman of Ludowici; his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Suzann Sauls of Fleming; his mother and stepfather, Kum Sun and Gary Varner of Hinesville; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Judy and Phil Cooper of Laquey, Mo., and Sandra Eskridge of Waynesville, Mo.; his brother and sister-in-law, Randy and Janet Truman, Sr. of St. Robert, Mo.; two grandchildren, Robert E. Sauls and Hunter I. Sauls; one great-grandson, Matty Agbay; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held today (Saturday) at 2 p.m. at Ludowici First Baptist Church with the Rev. Eric Rentz officiating.  
Burial with firefighter honors will follow at Baggs Cemetery.
Howard Funeral Home of Ludowici is in charge of arrangements.
 
 Out of town
 
Claude Harley Bowen
McRae—The Rev. Claude Harley Bowen, 75, died Sept. 13, 2016.
A native of Wilmington, N.C., he was the son of Rufus Lester Bowen and Dorine Frisbee Bowen.  A member of Jesup Church of God, he was an evangelist and pastor for most of his life. He served all over the state of Georgia, including the Offerman Church of God, Graham Church of God, McRae Church of God and Milan Church of God.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus Lester and Dorine Frisbee Bowen.
Survivors include his wife, El Donna Scholts Bowen of McRae; a brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Etwendil Bowen of Odum; special friends and their spouses, Charlotte and Bernie Horne and Christian and Hunter Horne of Helena; Margie and Jason Joiner and O’ryan Joiner, all of McRae; three nephews and two nieces-in-law, Mark and Sandy Bowen, Lee Bowen and Jerry and Sabrina Bowen; two great-nephews; a great-niece; two great-great-nephews; and several cousins and friends.
Visitation took place Thursday at Vaughn Funeral Home in McRae.
Funeral services were held Friday at McRae Church of God. 
Burial in Offerman Cemetery in Patterson.
Vaughn Funeral Home of McRae was in charge of arrangements.
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