Fri, 04/14/2017 - 2:53pm Jesup1
Rinehart & Sons
Jerry Lamar Lane
Odum—Jerry Lamar Lane, 73, of Odum, died April 12, 2017, surrounded by his family and friends.
The Brantley County native lived in Wayne County most of his life and was a former superintendent for Carter Dredging, a former supervisor with Deep South Industrial Cleaning, and the owner/operator of Georgia Dredging and Lane Trucking Company. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his children and grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents, Dennis and Dora Lane, and brothers, Lavon and Melvin Lane.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Shirley Conley Lane of Odum; two daughters and a son-in-law, Sherrie and Pat Merier of Jesup and Lisa Lane and her fiancé Mitch Westberry, of Jesup; a son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Annette Lane of Eufala, Alabama; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Florence Harris of Jacksonville, Florida and Madelyn and Willie Williams and Janice and Dorman Thornton of Jesup; a brother and sister-in-law, Roger and Carolyn Lane of Gainesville, Georgia; a grandson and his wife, Patrick and Daniele Merier of Odum; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Graveside funeral services were held April 14 at Odum City Cemetery with Pastor Justin Moriarty and the Rev. Calvin Anderson officiating. Active pallbearers were Patrick Merier, Pat Merier, Terry Williams, Roger Lane, David Carter and Mitch Westberry.
Family and friend may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Out of Town
Sarah Elizabeth Riggins Clary
Sammamish, Washington—Sarah Elizabeth Riggins Clary died in Sammamish, Washington, March 29, 2017.
She was born in 1923 and raised in Jesup by parents Ward Parmalee Riggins Sr. and Ruby Broadhurst Riggins. She was a graduate of Jesup High School and Wesleyan College.
She flew for Eastern Airlines as a stewardess in the 1940s and married William T. “Bill” Clary Jr. in 1947.
They moved to Atlanta and then to Morristown, New Jersey. In 1955, they moved to southern California, living in Redondo Beach and later in Yorba Linda, where they raised a family and were long-time residents.
She was a member of the Yorba Linda Methodist Church and had one of the last producing small orange groves in Yorba Linda.
She was a founding member of the Southern California chapter of the Eastern Airlines Dusty Wings stewardess group.
Survivors include her brother, Ward P. Riggins Jr.; two daughters and a daughter-in-law, Anne Clary Warner and Ellen Clary and Terri Hauck; one son and daughter-in-law, Tom and Sue Clary; two grandchildren, Katie Clary Githens and Paul Clary; and two great-grandchildren, Noah and Sam Githens.
Remembrances may be made to the March of Dimes (https://www.marchofdimes.org/giving/support-general.aspx), the St. Simons Island Lighthouse (www.coastalgeorgiahistory.org/support/donate/), or the Volunteer Park Conservatory in Seattle Washington (https://volunteerparkconservatory.org/donate/), in the name of Sarah R. Clary.
Jane Jones Blackwell
Darlington, S.C.—Jane Jones Blackwell, 71, died April 9, 2017, at the home of her daughter in Belton, South Carolina
Born in Bishopville, South Carolina, she was the daughter of Stafford and Edith Hopkins Jones. She worked as an electrician, a mechanic, a logger and a nurse’s aide.
She was preceded in death by both parents, Stafford and Edith Hopkins Jones, and a sister, Louise Elvie Jones.
Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Jimmy Ray and Suellen Gainey of Cartersville; one daughter and son-in-law, Carrie Jane and Dwayne Thomas of Belton; three granddaughters, Lacy and Andrew Carter of Athens, Julia Gainey of Cartersville, and Patience Thomas of Belton; one grandson, Jonathan Thomas of Belton; two sisters and two brothers-in-law, Etta Mae and Wayne Todd of Mullins, South Carolina, and Annie Ruth and Paul Deal of Kannapolis, North Carolina; a twin brother and his spouse, James and Christina Stafford Jones of Kannapolis; and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. today (Saturday) at Sullivan-King Mortuary Chapel in Anderson, South Carolina, with Pastor Burley Williams officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Upstate, 1835 Rogers Road, Anderson, S.C. 29621.
Sullivan-King Mortuary of Anderson is in charge of arrangements.
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