9.5.18 OBITUARIES

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Hilda Winona  Canady Harris

Screven—Hilda Winona Canady Harris was born April 3, 1933, to the late Silas Bayne Canady and the late Zubie Lee Miller Canady in Emanuel County and the town of Twin City. She lived most of her life in Screven. She was educated in Screven High School, graduating as valedictorian in 1950. She attended Draughn’s Business School in Savannah.

She married her high school sweetheart, John Henry Harris, on Aug. 4, 1951. Their marriage lasted 61 years until the passing of her husband, and they were richly blessed with six children. Three of her sons are ministers of the gospel and one son is a minister of music and an accomplished pianist.

After 27 years of employment with SunTrust Banks, she retired but continued her lifelong love of taking care of her husband and enjoying being a “Mama” In her spare time, she would sew, work crossword and jig saw puzzles, listen to gospel music and spend time with her family, church activities and friends.

She was a member of Calvary Baptist Church and the MAC IV Sunday School Class.

She was also preceded in death by her brother, Dr. Robert Mayo Canady.

Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Phyllis and Scott Godwin of Screven and Kathy and Roger Hardenbrook of Jesup; four sons and daughters-in-law, Lynn and Susan Harris of Screven, Terry and Kaye Harris of Chattanooga, Tennessee, Bruce and Karen Harris of Screven and Dan and Lynn Harris of Brunswick; 14 grandchildren and their spouses, Jason and Brandi Harris, Jodi and Darald Schaffer, Chad and Ashton Harris, Brandon and Donna Harris, Jennifer and Garrett Bodaford, Jessica and Chris McCollough, Justin and Mallory Harris, Karla and Benji Ogden, Jeremy and Kalen Godwin, Cody Godwin, Lauren and Sydney Clouatre, Amber Harris, Josh Harris and Clay Hardenbrook; 20 great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Manny Harris, Adylyn, Abrah and Ace Harris, Kaleb, Kameron and Kason McCullough, Emmaline and Jaxson Henry Harris, Klaire Murray, Kenley and Trey Ogden, Easton and Rush Godwin, Lillie and Harrison Shaffer, Priscilla and Silas Harris and Leia Cloutre; a sister, Maxine Pearson of Savannah; a sister-in-law, Jeanette Reese of Corona; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Funeral services were held Sept. 4 at Calvary Baptist Church with her sons and the Rev. Vann Dempsey officiating.  Interment was in Screven City Cemetery. Active pallbearers were her grandsons, Jason, Chad, Brandon, Justin and Joshua Harris, Jeremy and Cody Godwin and Clay Hardenbrook. Honorary pallbearers were members of the MAC IV Sunday School Class of Calvary Baptist Church, the Screven High Class of 1950, Alex Floyd Jr. “Diddy Bo” Stanley and Mary Shuman, the Rev. Rick Brown, former employees of SunTrust Bank, Dr. Lance Hendrix, the Rev. Stanley Todd and the staff of Hospice of South Georgia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, P.O. Box 9, Jesup, GA, 31598 or Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd., Jesup, GA, 31545.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Jeanette Griffis Jones

Jesup—Jeanette Griffis Jones, 74, of Jesup died Sept. 1, 2018, after an extended illness.

Graveside funeral services were held Sept. 3 at Red Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Stan Todd officiating.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Solomon “Soll” Kersey Sr.

Jesup—Solomon “Soll” Kersey Sr., 83, of Jesup and Valdosta died Aug. 31, 2018, after an extended illness.

Funeral services were held Sept. 3 with the Rev. Raymond Gabbard officiating. Interment was in Jesup City Cemetery.

Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

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Eddie Lee Green Sr.

Jesup—Eddie Lee Green Sr., 83, of Jesup died Sept. 1, 2018, at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, following a brief illness.

He was born March 19, 1935, to the late Martin and Cora Green. He graduated from the Wayne County Training School in 1954.

At any early age, he started his work career as an employee at Waynline and then Manhattan Shirt Company. He was later employed as a civil service worker at Fort Stewart, where he retired after 35 years as director of industrial operations of the supply division. During his tenure, he received commendations for overseeing 51 junior and senior ROTC units throughout the southeast region of Florida and Georgia and his dedication of service throughout Operation Desert Shield.

He has owned and operated many businesses throughout his lifetime including a janitorial cleaning service, a mailing business, a photofinishing service and a trucking company.

He never met a stranger and will be remembered as always having a smile and a willingness to engage in a conversation with anyone.

He took pride in sharing history about Wayne County and his experiences in the community.

He was proceeded in death by his brothers, Arthur Green Sr., Pompei Green and Dupree Green.

Survivors include three daughters, Deborah Green of Jesup, Camellia Green of New Orleans, Louisiana, and Jasmine Green of Savannah; one son, Eddie Green Jr. (Juanita) of Jesup; six grandchildren, Donny Green of Los Angeles, California, Jarrit Green of Atlanta, Casheena Jackson of Jesup,  Derrick Wilkins of Phoenix, Arizona, and Casidy and Cali Norman of Savannah; five great-grandchildren; and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

A visitation will be held Friday at Royal Funeral Home Chapel from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at Bennett Union Missionary Baptist Church, 401 W. Pine Street, Jesup, GA, 31545.

Royal Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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