Tue, 09/05/2017 - 4:07pm Jesup1
Rinehart & Sons
Hubert Griffin Littlefield
Jesup—Hubert Griffin Littlefield, 89, of Jesup died Sept. 3, 2017, under the care of Affinis Hospice after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church where he was a choir member and loved to help out with anything the church needed, especially building furniture for the church.
The U.S. Air Force veteran began his working career helping his parents at their grocery store and then at Littlefield’s Furniture Store. He was a retired ITT Rayonier employee, but very active in his community as a volunteer fireman, Jaycee member, Lions Club president and Kiwanis Club member.
Enjoying his private pilot license, he was manager of Heli-Jet Corporation. Other passions included gardening, fishing, working in his shop and riding his tractor.
He was predeceased by his first wife of 58 years, Marian Littlefield; parents, Richard Tindall and Nell Littlefield; and brother, Anton Littlefield.
Survivors include a wife of four years, Laverne Frye Littlefield of Jesup; two daughters and a son-in-law, Ronda L. Blocker of Jesup, and Lynn and Brian Parker of Jesup; a son and daughter-in-law, Kim and Ann Littlefield of Phoenix City, Alabama; grandchildren, Jenny and Torry Paradis of Pooler, Katie Blocker of Jacksonville, Florida, and Evan Parker of Jesup; great-grandchildren, Oliv-ia and Ashlyne Paradis, and Andrea Taylor Riner; and several nieces and nephews; special caregivers, April Goober and Christine Robinson.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kathy McLeod and the Rev. Melissa Tarver officiating. Interment will be in the Jesup City Cemetery.
Active pallbearers will be Torry Paradis, Evan Parker, Jerry Parker, David Mason, Ernest Frye and Mike Eckle. Honorary pallbearers will be the choir members of Epworth United Methodist Church.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to services at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Epworth United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1134, Jesup, GA 31598.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
Out of Town
Elizabeth Thomas Freyer
St. Simons Island—Leslie Elizabeth Thomas Freyer, 75, died Aug. 28, 2017, surrounded by her family at the Hospice of the Golden Isles in Brunswick, after a brief and courageous battle with lung cancer.
She was born in Jesup on Dec. 1, 1941, the daughter of Leslie McCarthy and Joseph Henry Thomas Jr. She was salutatorian of the Wayne County High School Class of 1959 and was a 1963 graduate of Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in art history.
After graduation, she was employed in Atlanta by E.R. Squibb & Sons. She was a licensed real estate professional, a lifelong pine tree farmer, and served as the general contractor for several personal homes.
Throughout her life, she was actively involved in the Episcopal church. She was a former communicant of the Church of the Incarnation, Atlanta, where she was a member of the choir and was the EYC coordinator. At St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, she served as a Sunday school teacher and was a member of the choir; and at Holy Innocent’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta, she served as ECW president, was a vestry member, treasurer, senior warden, taught seventh-grade Sunday school, and was a member of the Folk Group, and Foyers.
Upon moving to Saint Simons Island, she was a communicant of Christ Church, Frederica, where she was a Foyers member, spent three years on the vestry, was a member of the usher team, the Manna House team, the hand bell choir, the Docent team, and the ECW, and she was co-chair and chief cook for “Wednesdays at Christ Church” from 2008-2012.
She enjoyed reading, deep-water aerobics, culinary arts, entertaining, interior design, antiquing and canasta.
In addition to her many other interests, she was a former trustee for the University of the South; a former member on the Commission on Ministry for the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta; a Brunswick Town Committee chair for the Colonial Dames of America; a former member of the Coastal Symphony of Georgia Board of Directors, where she also served as president, was co-chair of the Symphony Antiques Show, was a member of the Symphony Society and was instrumental in founding its Youth Symphony and the Symphony Society; a member of the Saint Simons Literary Guild; a member of the Junior League of Savannah; a former member and president of the Saint Simons Newcomers Club; a former member of the Foundation of Coastal Georgia Community College; a former member of the Board of Directors of the Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association; a former member, program chairman and Christmas Tour and Garden Walk committees member of the Cassina Garden Club.
She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Frederick Reese Freyer Jr.; children, Frederick Reese Freyer III and wife, Kelly, Sarah Elizabeth Freyer and husband, Robert, Haderlein and Rebecca Dreese Freyer; grandchildren, Kendall Elizabeth and Thomas Reese Haderlein, and Frederick Reese IV and Susan Elizabeth Freyer; sister, Esther Thomas Smith; nieces, Leslie Smith Hunter, Amy Melinda Smith, Denie Freyer and husband, Mason Harris; nephews, James Thomas Virginius Smith and wife, Heather, Robert Arnold Freyer Jr. and wife, Traci, William Cooper Freyer and wife, Kathleen; brother-in-law, Robert Arnold Freyer; great-nieces, Annaleigh and Sydney Smith, and Reese and Penny Harris; great-nephews, Jackson, Davis and Ryan Freyer; aunt, Carolyn McCarthy Bolt; uncle, James B.F. Russell; as well as many beloved cousins, along with their spouses and children.
Her burial and her funeral services will be at Christ Church Frederica, 6329 Frederica Road, Saint Simons Island on Sept. 15 at 10:30 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her honor to the Christ Church Building Fund, 6329 Frederica Road, Saint Simons Island, GA 31522 and the Coastal Symphony of Georgia, P.O. Box 21733, St. Simons Island, GA 31522.
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