5.17.17 Obituaries

 Rinehart & Sons
 
William Oscar “W.O.” Lyons
Hortense—William Oscar “W.O.” Lyons, 80, of Hortense, and formerly of Bruns-wick, died May 11, 2017, after an extended illness.
The Brantley County native was a retired electrician and loved gardening and working with the American Legion Post No. 311 in community activities. He was a U.S. Army and Marine Corp veteran who served in the Korean Conflict.
He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Louise Tindall Lyons; a longtime companion, Sharon Boschert; and a brother, LaVerne Lyons.
Survivors include his sister, Eula Faye Lyons Kyser of Hortense; a brother and sister-in-law, Wesley and Hazel Lyons of Waverly; a niece, Dale Lyons Duncan of Brunswick; nephews, Donald Kern of Guyton and David Kern of Brunswick; several cousins; and other family members.
Graveside funeral service were held May 16 at Odum City Cemetery with the Rev. Hilton Morgan officiating along with American Legion Post No. 311 presenting the American flag. Active pallbearers were members of American Legion Post No. 311.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rinehartandsons.com.
 
Earline Landon Blackmon
Jesup—Earline Landon Blackmon, 82, of Jesup died May 14, 2017, in Altamaha Nursing Home after an extended illness.
The Wayne County native attended Emmanuel Holiness Church and was a homemaker. She enjoyed gospel singing and being with her family and was the widow of Rubin Thomas “R.T.” Blackmon.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Diane and Bill Kirkland and Cathy Flowers, all of Jesup; a son, Robert Blackmon of Jesup; three sisters, Ruth Griffis and Aline Gray, both of Jesup, and Willene Adams of Brunswick; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. from Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dale Bange officiating. Active pallbearers will be family.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. prior to services in the chapel.
Interment will be in the Jesup City Cemetery immediately following the service.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 
Howard-Ludowici
 
Simon Marion Dover
Odum—Simon Marion Dover, 55, died May 13, 2017, at his residence.  
He was born in Blackshear and lived in Wayne County all of his life. He was a truck driver and cab operator until his health failed. He enjoyed fishing and especially time spent with his family.  
He was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Renta Faye Dover, and grandson, Eathan Creamer.
Survivors are his wife, Mary Ellen Dover of Odum; daughters and son-in-law, Pauline O’Neal and Jackson and Sasha Schmiegelt of Jesup and Brandi Creamer of Hazlehurst; brothers and sister-in-law, Virgil Dover and Sally of Offerman and Ralph Dover and Chris Dover of Jesup; grandchildren, Jade, D.J., Sierra and Karson; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were May 15 in the Howard Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. William Sloan officiating.  Burial followed in the Foster Cemetery in Offerman.
Remembrances are suggested to the family through Howard Funeral Home.
Family and friends may sign the online register at www.howardfuneralga.com.
Howard Funeral Home of Ludowici was in charge of arrangements.
 
Royal
 
Sandra Denise Rooks-Velazquez
 Jesup--Sandra Denise Rooks-Velazquez, 50, of Jesup, died May 12, 2017 at Liberty Regional Hospital following a lengthy illness. 
She was born July 25, 1966, to the late Arthur Rooks Jr. and Bertha Young-Rooks in Jesup. She was educated in the public school system of Wayne County and was a member of New Emory Chapel United Methodist Church. She worked most of life at Rooks Family Restaurant as a waitress and a cook. 
She was preceded in death by her father, Arthur Rooks Jr.
Survivors include her mother, Bertha Rooks, Jesup; her daughter and son-in-law Tyeisha and Albert Bryant, Bristol; her son and daughter-in-law, Juan and Glormiar Velazquez, Jesup; five grandchildren, Alexander, Adrain, Juan III, Amelia and A.J.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Nancy and William Nicholson, Jesup, and Retha and Leroy Weatherspoon, Jesup; a brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Beverly Rooks III, Jesup, and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
There will not be a wake/visitation. The body will lie in state for viewing May 17 from 1 p.m. until the time of services, which will be 2 p.m. at New Emory United Methodist Church, 311 N. Hickory St. Cremation will follow services.
Royal Funeral Home is in charge of services.
 
 
 
 
 
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