9.21.16 Obituaries

Rinehart & Sons
 
Lola Mae Watson Williams
Jesup—Lola Mae Watson Williams, 90, of Jesup, died Sept. 17, 2016.
The Wayne County native was a retired sales clerk and seamstress with Ben Franklin Store and worked many years with Alene’s Fabrics. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, and spending time with her family.
She was the widow of Woodrow W. Williams Sr. and was predeceased by her sons, Woodrow W. Williams  Jr. and Joseph L. Williams.
Survivors include her daughter, Marian Russell of Jesup; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Sandra Williams and Jack and Laverne Williams of Jesup; 10 grandchildren; and several step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Sept. 19 at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Harper officiating. 
Interment was in Little Creek 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.
 
Jenelle “Nell” Williams Woodward
Jesup—Jenelle “Nell” Williams Woodward, 79, of Jesup, died Sept. 15, 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.
 
Wayman L. Thompson
Jesup—Wayman L. Thompson, 69, of Jesup, died Sept. 20, 2016, after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native was a member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, a lay reader, a former senior and junior warden, and a vestry member, and he served on the Pastoral Care Team.
He was a retired engineer with Rayonier and ITT of Jesup. He enjoyed golfing, tennis, fishing and spending time with his friends.
He was predeceased by his parents, Tom and Jewell Bass Thompson.
Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Linda Fender Thompson; a daughter and son-in-law, Shay and Ken Fox of Jesup; a brother, Allen Thompson of Maryland; several nieces and nephews; and an aunt.
Memorial services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church with the Rev. Dee Schaffer officiating.
Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Paul Episcopal Church, Tabitha’s Place, or Good Samaritan Center, c/o 745 S. Palm Street, Jesup, GA 31546.
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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A.D. Wasdin
Jesup--A.D. Wasdin, 93, died Sept. 13, 2016.
Armister Driskell, known to most as A.D., was born Nov. 11, 1922 in Jacksonville, Fla., to John Loy and Fannie Harvey Wasdin.
In 1943, he was inducted into the Navy. A veteran of World War II, he served on the aircraft carrier USS Ranger as an aviation electrician mate first class. Upon an honorable discharge in 1946, he went to work as a telegraph operator for the Atlantic Coastline Railroad. He married Mary Lena Wingate of Ludowici on Jan. 16, 1948, and settle in Jesup. He began employment as an electrician at Rayonier in 1956 until his retirement in 1984. After his retirement from Rayonier, he enjoyed traveling the United States, fishing, hunting, watching the Atlanta Braves and Georgia Bulldogs along with visiting with friends and family.
He was a member of First Baptist Church and attended The Golden Rulers Sunday School class. He had also been a member of the Rayonier Employee’s Credit Union since 1957, currently known as Altamaha Federal Credit Union, and served many years on the Credit Committee. He was also a member of the IBEW, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1545.
Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Mark Sertich of Jesup; a son and daughter-in-law, Zane and Linda Wasdin of Jesup; a sister, Lawanda Evors of Screven; and seven grandchildren, Shellie and Scott Brown of Alma, Leslie and Neil Dubberly of Jesup, Lauren and Justin Orvin of Baxley, Kristin and Jordan Byce of Watkinsville, Byron Cowart and fiancé Kayla Lightsey of Jesup, Jake and Christi Sertich of Screven and Travis and Brenda Sertich of Athens; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Wasdin and his wife, along with the entire family, were very blessed to have such amazing caregivers such as Shellie Williams and her husband Joey Williams.
Funeral services were held Sept. 18 at  First Baptist Church of Jesup with Dr. Michael VonMoss and the Rev. Stanley Todd officiating.   
Private interment services with military honors were held at Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were his grandsons Byron Cowart, Jordan Byce, Scott Brown, Justin Orvin, Neil Dubberly, Travis Sertich and Jake Sertich. 
Honorary pallbearers were members of the Golden Rulers Sunday School Class and caretakers Shelli and Joey Williams.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd. Jesup, GA 31545 or First Baptist Church of Jesup, 185 South Brunswick St. Jesup, GA 31546.
Family and friends may sign guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
Out of Town
 
Carl Samuel “Sammy” Davis
Hortense—Carl Samuel “Sammy” Davis, 68, of Hortense died Sept. 15, 2016.
He was born in Jesup to Charlie and Ruth Chancey Davis. He was a foreman for Rayonier’s power house and a member of Satilla Missionary Baptist Church. He loved hunting, fishing and softball.
He was predeceased by his mother, Ruth; his father, Charlie; two sisters, and three brothers.
He leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Becky Davis of Hortense; his son and daughter-in-law, Len and Raletta Davis of Hoboken; his daughter, Carla Keiser of Camden; six grandchildren and a granddaughter-in-law, Shawn Weerts, Kelly and Marissa Davis of Waynesville, Jessie Weerts, Will Davis, Josh Davis, and Mattie Davis; three great-grandchildren, Aisley Davis, Aleah Davis, and Addilen Davis; and also several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral service was conducted Monday at Satilla Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Loren Bryant and the Rev. Rob Hutto officiating. Burial followed in Satilla Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.fryefh.com.
Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta, was in charge of arrangements.
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