James R. Westberry Sr.
James Riley Westberry Sr., 92, of Tallahassee, Fla., entered into his heavenly home Thursday (March 24, 2016) at River Chase Health and Rehabilitation in Quincy, Fla.
Born in Blackshear Jan. 19, 1924, he was a son of the late M. C. and Kizzie Lee Westberry. He was a resident of Georgia until 1954 when he and his family moved to Hialeah, Fla., where he lived until retiring to Blairsville in 1978. In 2009, due to declining health, he and his wife, the late Mary C. Westberry, moved to Tallahassee, Fla., to live with family. At the time of his home going, he was a member of First Baptist Church of Thomaston.
Over the years, he had many jobs from selling insurance, owning and operating a Cities Service Station to working with Arbor Acres, a national poultry growing business. After retiring permanently from Arbor Acres, he and Mary began to grow a large garden from which they shared the harvest with family, friends, neighbors and others who may have been in need.
He was always active in the church serving as a Sunday School director, teacher and deacon.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Clyde Westberry, one sister, Mildred Faulk, two brothers, Roy Westberry and Malcom Westberry, two great-granddaughters, Michaela Westberry and Rose Anderson.
Survivors include a daughter, Emma Hopkins (husband, Phillip), of Tallahassee, Fla.; three sons. J. Riley Westberry Jr. (wife, Nancy), of Flowery Branch, Carl Westberry (wife, Sarah), of Sunrise, Fla., and William (wife, Jeann), of Thomaston; 10 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren,; three great-great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Westberry, of Blackshear; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will take place Tuesday at 12 p.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Blackshear City Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www. hartfh.com
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.
S.W. Jordan, 73, died Thursday afternoon (March 24, 2016) at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup following an extended illness.
He was a native and life-long resident of Dixie Union, the son of the late Jacob Preston Jordan and Ada Jordan Jordan. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Doris Faye Pittman.
He was a former press operator with Ace Rubber Company, and was a member of Dixie Union Church of God where he was the former choir leader.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Linda Gail Jordan, of Dixie Union; two sons, Silas Scott Jordan, of Atlanta, and Michael Jordan (wife, Michelle), of Jacksonville, Fla.; four grandchildren, Jessica Diane Mullins (husband, Stephen), of Gainesville, Ga., Shanon Haley Jordan, of Buford, Kevin Michael Jordan and Alexander Nicholas Jordan, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; a great-grandson, Avery Oliver Doss; a sister, Barbara Herrin (husband, Allen), of Blackshear; a brother, Charles Jordan (wife, Stella), of Stafford, Va.; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Rome Cemetery of Dixie Union.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 o’clock this evening at Music Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Linda Collins Clark
Linda Butler Collins Clark, 65, of Folkston, passed away suddenly Wednesday (March 23, 2016).
She was born in Greensboro, Fla., to the late Coleman Butler and Mildred Gertrude Martin Butler. She graduated from Greensboro High School where she was a cheerleader, majorette and on the drama team. She received her degree in education from Tift College at Mercer University. She retired as an eighth grade teacher at Bethune Middle School. She was a member of the Folkston United Methodist Church.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Jean McCullough.
She is survived by her husband, Wayne Clark; two daughters, Beth (Shane) Norris and Suzie (Holland) Brown; a brother, Jerry (Patricia) Butler; and five grandchildren, Emma Turner, Sarah Turner, Haley Norris, Evie Brown and Ethan Brown.
The funeral will be held Saturday at Folkston United Methodist Church at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Jack Varnell and the Rev. Gene McCullough officiating.
The family will receive friends an hour prior to service at the church.
Burial will follow in Pineview Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest registry at www.shepardfh.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard-Roberson Funeral Home in Folkston.
Wayne Rayford Osburn
A funeral for Wayne Rayford Osburn was held Friday morning at Second Baptist Church with the Rev. Derwin Griffin, the Rev. Richard Johnson and Mark Osburn officiating.
Burial followed in Oakland Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Rayford Osburn, Wayne A. Osburn, Bennett Pittman, Caleb Pittman, Brantley Thrift and Ian Thrift.
Serving as honorary pallbearers were members of the Adult Men II Sunday School Class, Kim Clark and Marlon Pittman.
Music Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.