9.27.17 obituaries

Fred G. Browning
Jesup—Fred G. Browning, 82, died Sept. 22, 2017, at home under the care of Heartland Hospice and surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on March 9, 1935, in Doctortown to the late Bennie F. Browning Sr. and Willie Lucille Mobley Browning. He served his country in the United States Army for four years and then spent the next 20 years in the United States Air National Guard, where he traveled all over the world.
He taught at Wayne County High School for more than 30 years before his retirement.
He was a member of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Jesup. He dedicated his life to the work of the Lord and had been a deacon for 20-plus years at the First Baptist Church of Jesup and the First Baptist Church of Starke, Florida. He had also served as interim pastor for numerous churches and preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ all over South Georgia and North Florida.
One of his greatest joys was serving with Campers on Mission, a group affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention that travels from place to place helping churches with various construction projects.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Bennie F. Browning Jr., and his brother-in-law, Major Phillip L. Thompson.
Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Barbara “Bobbie” Browning of Jesup; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary D. and Cathy Browning of Jesup and Kurt I. and Paige Browning of Brunswick; one daughter and son-in-law, Heidi Browning and Adam Davis of Statesboro; two stepdaughters and their husbands, Sue Snyder and Eric Mallard of Griffin and Deborah Snyder and Howard Wasdin of Fernandina Beach, Florida; one sister, Mary Rebecca Browning Thompson of Belleview, Florida; 12 grandchildren and their spouses, Veronica “Roni” and Ray Moore, Jered and Jennifer Browning, James Kurt and Tarna Browning, Barret and Meah Browning, Alex Davis, Daisy Davis, Beau Browning, Stephen and Christie Mallard, Katie and Phillip Lacount, Eryn Young, Rachael Wasdin and Blake and Jordan Wasdin; a lifelong friend and sister and her husband, Mary Browning and Garland Smith of Ludowici; 15 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family.
Funeral services with military honors were held Sept. 25 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup with Elders Thomas Waters, Al Groover and John Hubbard officiating.
Interment was private.
Remembrances may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1618 Waycross Hwy, Jesup, GA 31545 or Heartland Hospice Memorial Fund, 161 North Macon St., Jesup, GA 31545.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com.
Howard & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Sandra Lee Ray Fulghum
Jesup—Sandra Lee Ray Fulghum, 67, died Sept. 23, 2017, at home under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.
A native and lifelong resident of Wayne County, she was born on Dec. 7, 1949, in Screven. She had worked for many years as an office manager in the medical field but loved being home with her family more than anything. She loved gardening, bird watching and riding country roads in her spare time and was a member of the Crossroads Church of God and the Growing Up In Screven Georgia Group.
She was preceded in death by her mother and stepfather, Ocie Ray and Charlie McCollum; her father, Lonnie Eschol Ray; her two sisters, Lucile Rooks and Linda Ellis; and her grandson, Joseph Tharp.
Survivors include her husband of 19 years, the Rev. Johnny Fulghum Sr. of Jesup; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sabrina and Clyde Smith of Screven and Melissa Ratliff and her fiancé, Lloyd Wray of Ludowici; five stepchildren and a stepson-in-law, the Rev. Johnny Fulghum Jr., Christopher Fulghum, Sylvia F. Powers, Peggy F. and Joseph Yarbrough and Holly Fulghum Madray, all of Jesup; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Wendy Ray of Mobile, Alabama, David and Lynda Ray of Florence, South Carolina, and the Rev. Larry and Delores Ray of Waycross; five grandchildren and a granddaughter-in-law, Barry and Stacy Chandler, Colby Ratliff, Krista Tharp, Haley Ratliff (and her fiancé, Clayton Gest), and Joshua Smith; four granddaughters, Emily, Addison and Mallory Chandler and Brailee Gest; and a host of other family members.
Funeral services were held Sept. 26 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup with the Rev. Larry Ray, the Rev. Hulet Smith, the Rev. Charles Mullis, the Rev. Calvin Anderson and the Rev. Stanley Todd officiating.
Interment followed in Screven City Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Barry Chandler, Colby Ratliff, Joshua Smith, Rev. Johnny Fulghum Jr., Chris Fulghum and Jason Weaver.
Honorary pallbearers were members of the staff of Hospice of South Georgia.
Remembrances may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA 31545.
Family and friends may sign the guestbook online at www.jesupfuneralhome.com
Howard & Jones Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Willie F. Reynolds Sr.
Jesup—Willie F. Reynolds Sr.,70, of Jesup died on Sept. 5, 2017, at Altamaha Healthcare Center following a lengthy illness.
He was born June 17, 1947, to Isabelle and Connie Reynolds in Quitman. He was an employee of Greenview Farms for many years. He was a good-hearted, loving man that would help anyone in need, and he will be missed by all that knew him, friends say.
He was preceded in death by both parents and his siblings, James Morris, Ulysses Morris and Sylvia Morris.
He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Mary Ann Jackson-Reynolds of Jesup; a son and stepdaughter, Willie Frank and Alice Reynolds of Quitman; his sisters, Gussie Morris, Sandra Morris and Sharon Morris, all of Jesup; his brothers, Albert Morris Jr. of Jesup and Clarence Morris of Baxley; his sisters, Gussie, Sandra and Sharon Morris, all of Jesup; his sisters-in-law, Linda Marie and and a sister-in-law’s husband James Melvin of Walthourville, Reatha Gail Scott of Ludowici, and Debbie Ann Hillmon of Jesup; his brothers-in-law and a brother-in-law’s wife, Charles Lee Jackson and Calvin and Jamika Jackson, all of Jesup; his aunts, Kay Lou Pond and Thelma of Miami, Florida; three grandchildren: and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A memorial service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Royal Funeral Home Chapel.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Gloria Jean Johnson Woodward
Tallahassee, Florida—Gloria Jean Johnson Woodward, 73, died Sept. 24, 2017, at her home in Tallahassee, Florida.
She was born in Jesup and attended Wayne County Training School. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Morris Brown University and later her master’s degree from Columbia University in New York.
A longtime school administrator with the Wayne County public schools, she was an educator and a counselor. She was known to have loved the Lord, her family and her James E. Bacon Elementary School “Bees.”
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, the Rev. Dr. J. Richard Woodward; her children, Thom J. and Gillian Woodward, Leah and David Wiley and David Woodward; her grandchildren, David Thomas, Journey and Elijah; and a host of other grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and uncles.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Emory Chapel Methodist Church. A wake is set for 6 p.m. Friday at Mount Mariah AME Church.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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