WILLIAM M. WESTBERRY
(RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born September 1851 in Wayne
Co, Georgia, and died July 24, 1937 in Wayne Co, Georgia. He married
SARAH MATILDA HARPER October 30, 1873 in Wayne Co, Georgia, daughter
of MALACHI HARPER and MARY KNIGHT. She was born 1855 in Georgia,
and died 1908 in Georgia.
Notes for WILLIAM M. WESTBERRY:
The Jesup Sentinel, Thurs., July 29, 1937
"William Westberry Died After A Long Illness Sat"
"William M. Westberry a life long Wayne County and aged citizen
died at his home near Gardi, Wayne County at an early hour Saturday
morning following an extended illness.
"Mr. Westberry had lived to the ripe old age of 86, and lived
and died in the same section of the County his entire life, and
was one of Wayne County's most prominent farmers and was active
in spite of his age until a few years ago when his health failed.
"The deceased is survived by two daughters: Mrs. E. E. Kicklighter
of Jesup; Mrs. H. B. Nettles of Ridgeland, SC; five sons W. K.,
M. H., and J.C. Westberry all of Gardi; C. D. and B. H. Westberry,
both of Jesup; three brothers, Joe Westberry of Odum; John Westberry
of Waycross and Noah Westberry of Brunswick; one sister, Mrs.
Manerva Sikes, of Bristol and several grandchildren.
"Funeral services were held from the Gardi church Sunday
morning at 10:30 o'clock and interment followed in the Pendarvis
"The pallbearers were Alton and Emory Westberry, Eugene and
Ebin Kicklighter, Jr., Walter Murphy and James Bennett.
"W. M. Hawkins Funeral Home was the undertaker in charge
1880 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
William M. Westberry, 28; Matilda, 25; William H., 5; Malachi,
1900 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
William Westberry, Sep. 1851; Sarah M., Feb. 1855; Malachi H.,
Apr. 1877; Claudie, Apr. 1882; Richard, May 1884; Jared C., Feb.
1887; Dock, Jul. 1890; Kate, Dec. 1892; Harry, Sep. 1895; Dolly,
1910 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
William Westberry, 58; Buddie, 32; Richard, 24; Dack, 18; Kate,
17; Harry B., 13; Mary, 11.
1920 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
William Westberry, 68; M. H., 43; J. C., 31; H. B., 22; Mary,
1930 Census, Gardi, Wayne Co, Georgia.
William Westberry, 78, Widower, Malichi, Son, 53, Single.
Notes for SARAH MATILDA HARPER: Old Westberry section of the
Pendarvis Cemetery, Gardi, Georgia.
Children of WILLIAM WESTBERRY and SARAH
2. i. WILLIAM KNIGHTEN WESTBERRY, b. December 07, 1874, Wayne
Co, Georgia; d. February 16, 1960, Wayne Co, Georgia.
ii. MALACHI HARPER "BUDDY" WESTBERRY, b. April 23,
1877, Appling Co, Georgia; d. November 05, 1962, Georgia.
Notes for MALACHI HARPER "BUDDY" WESTBERRY:
1920 Census, Gardi, Wayne County, Georgia, January 3.
Westberry, W. M., 68, Wid., Labor/Farm; M. H., Son, 43, Single,
Labor/Farm; J. C., 31, Son, Single, Labor/Farm; H. B., 22, Son,
Laborer/Store; Mary, Dau., 20, Single, Housekeeper. (Enumerated
1930 Census, Gardi, Wayne Co, Georgia, April 24.
Westberry, William, 78, Wid., Not Working; Malichi, Son, 53, Single,
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, November 8, 1962.
Malachi Westberry Buried Wednesday. Malachi H. Buddy
Westberry, 85, died Monday afternoon at his residence after a
long illness. He was a life long resident of Wayne County. Survivors
are two sisters, Mrs. E. E. Kicklighter, Jesup, Mrs. Mary B. Malphrus,
Charleston, S.C.; one brother, J. Cliff Westberry, Jesup and several
nieces and nephews. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday
afternoon at 3 p.m. in the Bethlehem Baptist Church by Rev. Roy
Hayes and Rev. W. R. Whitley. Active pallbearers were nephews,
W. C. Westberry, Alton Westberry, Douglas Nettles, Ernest Westberry,
Gene Kicklighter and Ebin Kicklighter. Honorary pallbearers were
Rev. S. F. Bennett, Sr., Dr. R. E. Miller, James Bennett, Donald
Bennett, Gurvis Vaughn, Leon Westberry, C. A. Shanklin, L. C.
Jackson, Jim Hill, rev. Jasper Hill, Jesse Stewart, Lonnie Westberry,
Holland Grantham, James Murray, Ralph Grantham, Orian Simmons,
H. E. Moody, Sr., Frank Woodcock, Ernest Strickland, B. L. Odum,
M. M. Odum and T. R. Odum. Burial was in the Pendarvis Cemetery
under the direction of the NeSmith-Harrison Funeral Home.
3. iii. CLAUDE WESTBERRY, b. April 1882, Georgia; d. October
iv. RICHARD F. WESTBERRY, b. May 1884, Georgia; d. September
20, 1913, Wayne Co, Georgia.
Notes for RICHARD F. WESTBERRY:
Death of Richard F. Westberry, (1913, Jesup, Georgia)
Saturday, the 30th last, 2:30 PM, the Death Angel came in
our midst and bore the Spirit of our young friend, Richard F.
Westberry, back to the God who gave it.
Our hearts are bowed with sorrow. Tears mingle with those of our
friends in this calamity, for we cannot understand why one who
was in the bloom of manhood should be taken away, but we know
that our Heavenly Father is too wise to err and that for some
grand purpose he saw fit to take Richard from his earthly home
to the home prepared for him on High.
The deceased has been a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church
for several years. He was about 28 years of age and a young man
of good qualities and well liked by all who knew him and will
be greatly missed by his friends and associates, but we feel that
his death was for some good purpose that we cannot now see.
We realize that our days on earth are numbered and that we all
should live so that when the summons on high shall come, we should
be ready to meet our friends and loved ones there.
Richard was the third of six brothers, five of whom survive. They
are W. K., M. H., J. C., C. D., and Harry Westberry of Gardi.
Three sisters, Mrs. Eben Kicklighter of Jesup, Mrs. J. A. Richardson
of Winter Haven, Florida and Mary Westberry of Gardi. Also his
aged father who has the symphany of the entire community. We trust
that the Mercies of Heaven may rest upon them and that they may
realize that their loss is his gain. They have the sweet realization
that their loved one is at piece.
The poor worn frame will never more be racked with agonies of
pain-suffering is at an end. He has heard the words from the Father's
lips, "Well done, thou good and Faithful servant, enter thou
into the joys of thy Lord.
It will only be a little while until they cross the dark river
and join their loved one among the hosts of the saved on the other
Buried at the Old Westberry section of the Pendarvis Cemetery,
4. v. JARED CLIFTON WESTBERRY, b. February 16, 1887, Georgia;
d. December 09, 1970, Wayne Co, Georgia.
5. vi. COLUMBUS DOCK WESTBERRY, b. July 26, 1890, Georgia;
d. February 03, 1959, Wayne Co, Georgia.
6. vii. KATHERINE ELOISE WESTBERRY, b. December 05, 1892,
Georgia; d. August 10, 1925, Wayne Co, Georgia.
7. viii. HARRY BUFORD WESTBERRY, b. September 22, 1895, Gardi,
Georgia; d. September 09, 1948, Long Co, Georgia.
8. ix. MARY WESTBERRY, b. May 1898, Georgia.
Generation No. 2
2. WILLIAM KNIGHTEN WESTBERRY (WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2,
MOSES1) was born December 07, 1874 in Wayne Co, Georgia, and died
February 16, 1960 in Wayne Co, Georgia. He married (1) GERTRUDE
KNIGHT February 26, 1897 in Georgia. She was born January 07,
1876 in Georgia, and died January 18, 1919 in Georgia. He married
(2) GERTRUDE THOMPSON February 09, 1920 in Wayne Co, Georgia,
daughter of ISAAC THOMPSON and LOUISE CARTER. She was born January
25, 1892 in Wayne Co, Georgia, and died March 29, 1979 in Wayne
Notes for WILLIAM KNIGHTEN WESTBERRY:
1900 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
William K. Westberry, Dec. 1874; Gertney, Jan. 1876; Cora, Jul.
1898; Martha, Oct. 1899.
1910 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
Willie K. Westberry, 36; Girty, 38; Cora, 11; Claude, 9; Alton,
1920 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
W. K. Westberry, 45; Alton, 15.
1930 Census, Gardi, Wayne Co, Georgia.
Willie Westberry, 55; Gertrude, Wife, 38; Brown Odom, Step Son,
19, Single; Theodore Odom, Step Son, 12, Single; Isaac Thompson,
Father-in-law, 72, Widower.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Georgia, Thursday, February 25,
William Westberry Buried Thursday. William K. Westberry, 85, died
February 16th at his residence in Gardi after a heart attack.
He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church and a native of
Wayne County. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Thursday at
the Gardi Baptist Church with the Rev. Rance Richardson and the
Rev. S. F. Bennett officiating. Survivors include his wife, Mrs.
Gertrude O. Westberry, Gardi; two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Murphy,
Jesup, and Mrs. W. B. Barlow of Redland, California; one son,
Alton Westberry, Jesup; one step-daughter, Mrs. Lorraine O. Hopkins,
Jesup; three step-sons, B. L. Odom, M. C. Odom and R. T. Odom,
all of Gardi; two sisters, Mrs. Claudia E. Kicklighter, Jesup
and Mrs. Mary Malphus of Charleston, S.C.; two brothers, M. H.
Westberry and Cliff Westberry, both of Gardi; twenty grandchildren
and twenty-two great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers were W.
C. Flowers, Ben Milikin, Perry Flowers, Archie Lane, Alex Hopkins
and Michael Odom. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. J. L. McCrary,
Rev. Baxter James, Rev. Emory Rozier, Richard Milikin, L. C. Jackson
and C. A. Shanklin. Burial was in the Pendarvis Cemetery under
the direction of NeSmith Funeral Home.
Children of WILLIAM WESTBERRY and GERTRUDE KNIGHT are:
9. i. CORA WESTBERRY, b. July 26, 1898, Georgia; d. May 28, 1983,
Wayne Co, Georgia.
ii. MARTHA WESTBERRY, b. October 1899, Georgia; m. W. B. BARLOW.
iii. CLAUDE WESTBERRY, b. 1901.
10. iv. ALTON "BOY" WESTBERRY, b. October 22, 1903,
Georgia; d. August 23, 1970, Wayne Co, Georgia.
3. CLAUDE WESTBERRY (WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1)
was born April 1882 in Georgia, and died October 1971 in Georgia.
She married EBEN E. KICKLIGHTER October 02, 1901 in Wayne Co,
Georgia. He was born September 20, 1875, and died 1950 in Georgia.
Notes for CLAUDE WESTBERRY: Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery
Notes for EBEN E. KICKLIGHTER:
1920 Census, Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia, February 11.
Kicklighte (sic), E. E., 48, Farm Operator; Claudie, Wife, 38,
Housekeeper; Wilmar, Dau., 15; Eanor, Dau., 14; Felder, Dau.,
12; Mildred, Dau., 10; Eugine, Son, 8; Vena, Dau., 5. (Sic; exactly
as appears on Census Sheet)
Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery
Children of CLAUDE WESTBERRY and EBEN KICKLIGHTER are:
i. WILLIAM MATTHEW KICKLIGHTER, b. October 13, 1902; d. 1904.
Notes for WILLIAM MATTHEW KICKLIGHTER: Bethlehem Baptist Church
ii. WILMA KICKLIGHTER, b. February 11, 1904; d. February 04,
1959, Wayne Co, Georgia; m. PHILIP DAVIS JOHNSON.
iii. ENA BERNICE KICKLIGHTER, b. January 06, 1906; d. February
iv. MAY FELDA KICKLIGHTER, b. November 05, 1907; d. 1938.
11. v. MILDRED LOUISE KICKLIGHTER, b. November 06, 1909.
12. vi. H. EUGENE KICKLIGHTER, b. August 13, 1912; d. September
13. vii. VERNA MATILDA KICKLIGHTER, b. August 17, 1914.
viii. EBEN B. KICKLIGHTER, b. March 12, 1921; d. December 13,
Notes for EBEN B. KICKLIGHTER: US ARMY, WWII
4. JARED CLIFTON WESTBERRY (WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2,
MOSES1) was born February 16, 1887 in Georgia, and died December
09, 1970 in Wayne Co, Georgia. He married EZZIE MANNING, daughter
of ANDREW MANNING and ELIZABETH CROSBY. She was born March 31,
1911, and died February 17, 2000 in Wayne Co, Georgia.
Notes for JARED CLIFTON WESTBERRY:
Served in US Army, WWI.
1930 Census, Gardi, Wayne County, Georgia.
Westberry, Cliford, Head, 42, ; Ezzie, Wife, 16; Dortha, Dau.
3; William, Son, 6/12.
Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.
Notes for EZZIE MANNING:
JESUP -- Ezzie Manning Westberry, 88, died Feb. 17 at Wayne Memorial
The Wayne County native was a member of Gardi Baptist Church and
a homemaker. She was the widow of Jared Clifton Westberry.
SURVIVORS, two sons, W.C. Westberry of Brunswick and Alex J. Westberry
of Jesup; a daughter, Cecil Perkins Joiner of Statesboro; a sister,
Ruthie Strickland of Hortense; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren,
a great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
Children of JARED WESTBERRY and EZZIE MANNING are:
i. DOROTHY LOUISE WESTBERRY, b. November 27, 1926, Georgia; d.
December 11, 1930, Georgia.
Notes for DOROTHY LOUISE WESTBERRY:
The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, December
Westberry Child Dies of Burns - On last Wednesday afternoon about
five oclock, Dorothy Westberry, little four year old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Westberry, was seriously burned, which caused
its death the next day. It is said the childs clothing was
set afire while it was playing with matches. The funeral took
place at the Bethlehem cemetery Friday, with Rev. C. N. Mills
conducting the services.
14. ii. WILLIAM CECIL WESTBERRY, b. November 1929.
iii. ALEXANDER J. WESTBERRY, b. Abt. 1935.
Notes for ALEXANDER J. WESTBERRY:
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, July 4, 1957.
Alexander Westberry. The Navy Department announced the promotion
June 16 of Alexander J. Westberry, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Westberry
of Route 1, Jesup, to machinist's mate second class, USN, while
serving aboard the support aircraft carrier USS Boxer. The promotion
followed successful Completion of a Navy-wide petty officer examination
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Georgia, Thursday, May 11, 1961.
Westberry Returns To States. Alexander J. Westberry, machinist's
mate first class, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Westberry of
Route 1, Jesup, was serving aboard the anti-submarine warfare
support aircraft carrier USS Bennington when it returned May 3
to San Diego, Calif. Following a cruise in the Western Pacific.
During the seven-month cruise, the Bennington conducted training
exercises in the Philippine and South China seas with units of
the Seventh Fleet and visited the Philippines, Hong Kong, Formosa
and Japan. The carrier transported and distributed more than 30,000
pounds of goodwill packages to orphanages, missions and needy
groups and conducted tours, open houses and luncheons aboard the
ship in several Far Eastern ports. The ship will be in San diego
for one month for crew leave and minor ship repair.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, October 26, 1961.
Alex J. Westberry In Operation Sea Shell West Coast.
Alexander J. Westberry, machinists mate First-class, USN,
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Westberry of Route 1, Jesup, participated
in operation Sea Shell off the West Coast of the United
States and Canada, October 2-13 while serving as a crewmember
of the anti-submarine warfare support carrier USS Bennington,
operating out of San Diego Calif. The Bennington, flagship of
an anti-submarine hunter-killer group, participated in the joint
Canadian-American operations with 150 other ships, submarines
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, November 10, 1966.
Among Survivors. Warrant Officer Alex Westberry, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Cliff Westberry was among the survivors of the U.S.S. Aircraft
Carrier Oriskany which caught fire off Vietnam recently. Alex
was injured in the fire which took more than 40 lives and injured
scores. Alex is a former graduate of Wayne County High School
and has been with the U.S. Navy eleven years.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, September 28, 1967.
Navy Warrant Officer Alexander J. Westberry, son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Westberry, of Route One, Jesup, is off the coast of Vietnam
aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Constellation. The 99-thousand
ton carrier home ported in San Diego, Calif. Is on its third cruise
to the combat waters of Southeast Asia. The Constellation operates
as a unit of the Seventh Fleet conducting air strikes against
selected military targets in Vietnam.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, October 26, 1967.
Navy Warrant Officer First Class Alexander J. Westberry, USN,
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Westberry of Route 1, Jesup, has completed
his third on-the-line period off the coast of North Vietnam aboard
the attack carrier USS Constellation. The 33-day line period came
on the heels of a previous 36-day tour in the Gulf of Tonkin.
The Constellation, in port at Subic Bay in the Philippines for
only five days, was called upon to replace the fire-damaged USS
Forrestal. Pilots from the carrier's air wing hit the Lang Son
Bridge, the major supply link for North Vietnam and destroyed
surface-to-air missile sites at An Phu, seven miles west of Haiphong.
Air strikes accounted for the destruction of 115 barges, 677 trucks,
three patrol boats and 18 bridges.
*The Jesup Sentinel, November 28, 1967.
Navy Warrant Officer Alexander J. Westberry, son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Westberry of Route 1, Jesup, has returned to the United
States as a crew member aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS
Constellation after a seven-month deployment with the seventh
Fleet in the Western Pacific. The Constellation spent much of
her deployment on "Yankee Station" off the coast of
North Vietnam in the Gulf of Tonkin and conducted 106 major air
strikes against military targets in the heavily defended areas
of North Vietnam.
(Below was found on the internet - February 2004)
Self Description: Enlisted Jan. 1955--Retired June 1975 Served
on board CV's BOXER , BENNINGTON, ORISKANY, CONNESTELATION AND
KITTY HAWK. Also had a tour at RTC San Diego 1961-64 and Navy
recruiting at Louisville, Ky. 1970-72. Retired from USS Kitty
Hawk 1975. My wife Justina (of 29 years) and I are getting ready
to start traveling in our motor home to see some of this wonderful
country of ours.
USS Bennington - CVS 20 From: 1959 To: 1962
USS Boxer - CV 21 From: 1955 To: 1959
USS Constellation - CV 64 From: 1970 To: 1970
USS Kitty Hawk - CV 63 From: 1972 To: 1975
5. COLUMBUS DOCK WESTBERRY (WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2,
MOSES1) was born July 26, 1890 in Georgia, and died February 03,
1959 in Wayne Co, Georgia. He married MARTHA ANN CROSBY April
27, 1912 in Wayne Co, Georgia, daughter of JOSEPH CROSBY and LOUSANNA
HILL. She was born April 13, 1897 in Gardi, Georgia, and died
August 25, 1937 in Wayne Co, Georgia.
Notes for COLUMBUS DOCK WESTBERRY:
1920 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
C. D. Westberry, 28; Martha, 22; Emery, 5; Earnest, 3.
1930 Census, Wayne Co, Georgia.
Westberry, Dock, Head, M, 39 (21 at first marriage), Laborer;
Martha, Wife, F, 32 (14 at first marriage); Emory, Son, 16; Earnest,
Son, 13, - Crosby, Edna, Sister-in-law, 16
Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery, Wayne Co, Ga
Notes for MARTHA ANN CROSBY:
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, August
Mrs. Martha C. Westberry Died Here in the Local Hospital - Mrs.
Martha Crosby Westberry, age 40, died here in the local hospital
yesterday (Wednesday) morning at 11:25 oclock after an illness
of only a few hours. She had been despondent for the past several
days over learning that her son Ernest Westberry was in Shanghai,
China, where the Sino-Jap war is now in progress. She became suddenly
ill at her home and later carried to the Colvin-Ritch Sanitarium
here for treatment where she died within a few hours. Mrs. Westberry
was a native of Wayne County having been born and reared near
Gardi. She was before her marriage Miss Crosby, daughter of Mr.
J. W. Crosby and the late Mrs. Louisianna Crosby, pioneers of
Wayne County. She was born on April 13th, 1897. She was a member
of the Gardi Baptist Church. Funeral services were held from Bethlehem
Baptist Church near Jesup this afternoon (Thursday) at four oclock,
with Rev. S. F. Bennett and Rev. C. M. Mills of Jesup conducting
the services. Interment followed in the church Cemetery. Mrs.
Westberry is survived by her husband, Steve E. Westberry; one
daughter, Joan; two sons, Emory Westberry, all of Jesup; and Ernest
Westberry of Shanghai, China; her father, J. W. Crosby, of Gardi;
five sisters, Mrs. Ethel Strickland and Mrs. Jannie Dixon of Blackshear;
Mrs. Lillia Horton and Mrs. Edna Mansfield of Gardi; and Mrs.
Addie Stewart of Lakeland, Fla.; one brother, George W. Crosby
of Talledega, Ala. The pallbearers were: Royal Norris, R. M. Milikin,
H. L. Heritage, Ben Hopps and Roy E. Breen all of Jesup and Wilford
Hern of Gardi. Wayne Funeral Home of this City was in charge of
Children of COLUMBUS WESTBERRY and MARTHA CROSBY are:
15. i. EMORY LEE WESTBERRY, b. March 21, 1914, Georgia; d. February
22, 1961, Wayne Co, Georgia.
16. ii. ERNEST JERRAD WESTBERRY, b. June 05, 1916, Georgia.
17. iii. JOAN WESTBERRY, b. January 14, 1931.
6. KATHERINE ELOISE WESTBERRY (WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2,
MOSES1) was born December 05, 1892 in Georgia, and died August
10, 1925 in Wayne Co, Georgia. She married JAMES ARTHUR RICHARDSON
February 28, 1912 in Wayne Co, Georgia. He was born May 06, 1885,
and died January 16, 1971.
Notes for KATHERINE ELOISE WESTBERRY:
The complete Richardson line was supplied by Amy Richardson Banks.
Children of KATHERINE WESTBERRY and JAMES RICHARDSON are:
18. i. JAMES NORRIS RICHARDSON, b. July 14, 1914, Wayne Co, Georgia.
19. ii. WILLIAM OLEN RICHARDSON, b. September 27, 1916, Wayne
Co, Georgia; d. October 30, 1953, Georgia.
iii. JESSIE LEE RICHARDSON, b. October 11, 1918, Wayne Co, Georgia;
d. November 25, 1925, Georgia.
20. iv. GERALD CURTIS RICHARDSON, b. September 23, 1920, Wayne
Co, Georgia; d. September 30, 1973, Georgia.
21. v. JAMES ARTHUR RICHARDSON, JR, b. December 06, 1922, Jesup,
Georgia; d. January 29, 1993, Ridgeland, South Carolina.
7. HARRY BUFORD WESTBERRY (WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1)
was born September 22, 1895 in Gardi, Georgia, and died September
09, 1948 in Long Co, Georgia. He married MARGARET BELL, daughter
of WILLIAM BELL and CARRIE.
Notes for HARRY BUFORD WESTBERRY:
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, September 9, 1948.
Last Rites Held For H. B. Westberry. Funeral services for Harry
B. Westberry, 52, life-long resident of Wayne County, who was
fatally wounded from a shotgun blast at Kendrick Logging Camp
on Jones Island on the Long County side of the Altamaha River
Sunday morning, were conducted Monday afternoon at the Gardi Baptist
Church. Rev. Stetson Bennett officiated. Burial followed in the
Pendarvis Cemetery. Harrison Funeral Home was in charge. Pallbearers
were W. C. Westberry, Emory Westberry, Alton Westberry, Gene Kicklighter,
Rufus Holliday, and Bennett Strickland. Honorary pallbearers were
G. F. Drawdy, James Bennett, Carl Shanklin, Donald Bennett, Virgil
Knight, Ted Odum, A. W. Burn and M. J. Harper. Survivors include
two daughters of Niagara Falls, N. Y.; two sisters, Mrs. B. E.
Kicklighter of Jesup and Mrs. John Malphurs of Ridgeland, S. C.;
four brothers, W. K. Westberry and J. Cliff Westberry of Gardi;
C. D. Westberry of Jesup. He was the son of the late William M.
and Matilda Harper Westberry. It was stated that Mr. Westberry
and William P. Henderson had a minor argument at the breakfast
table and as the argument waxed hotter, Henderson started to get
his single barrel shotgun. Westberry followed him, trying to reason
with him, and then apologizing for his remarks. Failing to heed
him, Henderson grabbed his weapon and fired as Westberry stood
only a few feet away from him. The discharge tore into Westberrys
body and he fell mortally wounded. Henderson, about fifty years
of age, is in the Long County Jail. Sheriff W. M. Jones, of Long
County, said that Henderson claimed he fired on Westberry in self-defense.
However, there is no evidence whatever to bear the claim, said
Sheriff Jones. My information is that not only was the dead man
unarmed, but at the time of the shooting, he was actually trying
to apologize to Henderson for what had been said, as well as to
reason with him.
Children of HARRY WESTBERRY and MARGARET BELL are:
i. THELMA WESTBERRY, m. JOHN RICHARD VERGA, April 04, 1959, New
Notes for THELMA WESTBERRY:
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, February 19, 1959.
Westberry-Verga. Mrs. Louis Ferrara of Niagara Falls, N.Y. announce
the engagement of her daughter, Miss Thelma Westberry to Airman
3rd class John Richard Verga, son of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Verga,
also of Niagara Falls. Miss Westberry is the daughter of the late
Harry B. Westberry of Jesup. The wedding will take place at Our
Lady of Lebanon Church in Niagara Falls on April 4.
ii. ANNIE RUTH WESTBERRY, m. VINCENT PETER SIRIANNI, June
30, 1956, New York.
Notes for ANNIE RUTH WESTBERRY:
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, July 12, 1956.
Westberry-Sirianni. The United Presbyterian Church at Niagara
Fall, N. Y. was the setting for the wedding of Miss Annie Ruth
Westberry and BT-3C Vincent Peter Sirianni, USN, which was solemnized
June 30, 1956 at 11 oclock. The Rev. Loren Jones officiated
at the double ring ceremony, for the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Louis J. Ferrara, 3251 Ely Ave., Niagara Falls, N.Y. and the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Sirianni , Ashland Ave. Miss Gertrude Burns
was organist. Escorted by her stepfather, the bride wore a French
lace and nylon tulle gown with a front lace panel and the neckline
appliquéd with seed pearls and iridescent sequins with
a pure silk and pleated full queens crown. She carried a
cascade bouquet of white roses and lily of the valley streamers.
Miss Thelma Westberry was maid of honor for her sister and Miss
Rose Sirianni were bridesmaids. They wore nylon chiffon gowns
in shades of powder blue and romance blue and shirred long lines
bodices. Margaret Jacqueline Hurtienne was a miniature bride and
Carl Berock was a miniature bridegroom. James Clark was best man
and ushers were Robert Chiasera and Glen Koepke. For the reception
at the V.F.W. Hall, Buffalo, Ave., Niagara Falls, N.Y., in the
evening, the mother of the bride chose a beige chantilly lace
dress, while the mother of the bridegroom wore a navy blue dress
with white accessories. After a wedding trip to the Thousand Islands,
the bride will reside in Newport, R.I., while the bridegroom is
stationed on the USS Hyman. The mother of the bride before her
marriage to the late Harry Westberry was Maggie Bell, daughter
of the late William Henry and Carry Bell of Jesup, before leaving
Jesup twelve years ago living in Niagara Falls ever since.
8. MARY WESTBERRY (WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was
born May 1898 in Georgia. She married HENRY B. NETTLES January
23, 1921 in Wayne Co, Georgia.
Child of MARY WESTBERRY and HENRY NETTLES is:
i. DOUGLAS NETTLES.
Generation No. 3
9. CORA WESTBERRY (WILLIAM KNIGHTEN4, WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD
FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born July 26, 1898 in Georgia, and died May
28, 1983 in Wayne Co, Georgia. She married JOHN WILLIAM MURPHY
January 29, 1919 in Wayne Co, Georgia. He was born April 06, 1892
in Wayne Co, Georgia, and died March 05, 1968 in Wayne Co, Georgia.
Notes for CORA WESTBERRY: Jesup City Cemetery
Notes for JOHN WILLIAM MURPHY: Jesup City Cemetery
Child of CORA WESTBERRY and JOHN MURPHY is:
22. i. FRANCES CORA MURPHY.
10. ALTON "BOY" WESTBERRY (WILLIAM KNIGHTEN4, WILLIAM
M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born October 22, 1903 in Georgia,
and died August 23, 1970 in Wayne Co, Georgia. He married DOVIE
LEONA BAXLEY 1922. She was born October 01, 1902 in Georgia, and
died January 12, 1973 in Georgia.
Notes for ALTON "BOY" WESTBERRY:
*The Jesup Sentinel Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, February
Mr. and Mrs. Alton Westberry of this City announce the birth of
a son at the local hospital, born February 12th. He has been named
Notes for DOVIE LEONA BAXLEY:
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, December 4, 1947.
Card of Thanks - I wish to extend my thanks to the doctors and
nurses for their kindness to me while a patient to Ritch-Leaphart
Hospital. Mrs. Alton Westberry.
Children of ALTON WESTBERRY and DOVIE BAXLEY are:
23. i. ALTON LAVERN WESTBERRY.
ii. CLEO WESTBERRY.
iii. SHIRLEY WESTBERRY.
iv. JOHN C. WESTBERRY, b. Abt. 1923.
Notes for JOHN C. WESTBERRY:
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, August 2, 1945.
Family Reunion Held Honoring Westberry. A family reunion was held
recently by Mr. and Mrs. Alton Westberry of Jesup, in honor of
their son, Cpl. John C. Westberry, who has just returned from
New Guinea and other points in the southwest Pacific after being
in the service five years, one month and six days. He is 22 years
of age. Cpl. Westberry went through many hazardous campaigns against
the Japanese, but came home without a single wound. He has been
in the Army long enough to receive 110 points and was given an
honorable discharge. He was presented with the American Defense
Service Ribbon and one Bronze Star, the Asiatic Pacific Ribbon
with two Bronze Stars and the Good Conduct Medal. He has been
extended a warm welcome back home.
24. v. EDNA MAE WESTBERRY, b. December 19, 1927.
vi. FRANCES JEWELL WESTBERRY, b. December 19, 1929; d. September
13, 1997; m. HARRY LINWOOD PEACOCK, March 20, 1945, Fernandina,
Notes for FRANCES JEWELL WESTBERRY:
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, April 5, 1945.
Westberry - Peacock. Mr. and Mrs. Alton Westberry of Jesup, announce
the marriage of their daughter, Frances Jewel, to Pfc. Harry Linwood
Peacock, which took place in Fernandina, Fla. Tuesday, March 20
at 8 p.m. The bride and groom, at present, are making their home
in Miami, Fla. where the groom is stationed.
Jesup City Cemetery
Notes for HARRY LINWOOD PEACOCK:
25. vii. WILLIAM KENNETH WESTBERRY, b. February 12, 1941;
d. November 02, 1967, Wayne Co, Georgia.
11. MILDRED LOUISE KICKLIGHTER (CLAUDE4 WESTBERRY, WILLIAM
M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born November 06, 1909. She
married BENNETT STRICKLAND December 25, 1935. He was born March
04, 1912, and died July 1984.
Children of MILDRED KICKLIGHTER and BENNETT STRICKLAND are:
i. JACQUELYN STRICKLAND, b. September 11, 1936; m. RICHARD J.
ii. AUBREY STRICKLAND, b. February 21, 1938.
12. H. EUGENE KICKLIGHTER (CLAUDE4 WESTBERRY, WILLIAM M.3,
RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born August 13, 1912, and died September
03, 1991. He married MARY BEASLEY. She was born 1914, and died
Children of H. KICKLIGHTER and MARY BEASLEY are:
i. CHARLES KICKLIGHTER.
ii. MARY JEAN KICKLIGHTER.
13. VERNA MATILDA KICKLIGHTER (CLAUDE4 WESTBERRY, WILLIAM
M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born August 17, 1914. She married
Child of VERNA KICKLIGHTER and RUFUS HOLLIDAY is:
i. CATHERINE HOLLIDAY.
14. WILLIAM CECIL WESTBERRY (JARED CLIFTON4, WILLIAM M.3,
RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born November 1929. He married SUE.
Child of WILLIAM WESTBERRY and SUE is:
i. FAYE WESTBERRY.
15. EMORY LEE WESTBERRY (COLUMBUS DOCK4, WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD
FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born March 21, 1914 in Georgia, and died
February 22, 1961 in Wayne Co, Georgia. He married ELMA THRIFT
December 25, 1940, daughter of JAMES RUSSELL THRIFT. She was born
February 12, 1921.
Notes for EMORY LEE WESTBERRY:
US ARMY WWII
*The Jesup Sentinel Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, January
Thrift - Westberry. A marriage announcement of interest was that
of Miss Elma Thrift of Folkston, Ga. to Mr. Emory Westberry of
Jesup and Folkston, which took place in Jesup at the home of Judge
and Mrs. Gordon Bishop with Judge Bishop officiating. The bride
is a daughter of Mrs. Thrift of Folkston and the groom is a son
of Mr. C. D. Westberry and the late Mrs. C. D. Westberry of Jesup.
The young couple will make their home in Folkston where the groom
is holding a position.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Georgia, Thursday, March 2, 1961.
Emory Westberry Found Dead In Woods Tuesday. A week-long search
for Emory Westberry, 46, of Gardi, ended Tuesday afternoon. He
was found in the cab of his pick-up truck dead from a .22 caliber
(?) shotgun wound. According to Wayne County Sheriff John C. Reddish's
office, two high school youths saw the truck and notified Troy
Fore. Deputy "Nub" Royal said, Fore investigated, found
Westberry and then notified the sheriff's office by phone. Westberry
had disappeared last Wednesday, February 22, and had been the
object of search by National Guardsmen with jeeps and helicopters
Sunday and Monday. He was found in a wooded area about one and
one-half miles from the Hopkins estate in an area known as the
"Old Knight Place." According to Royal, the road on
which the truck was found was a seldom-used road overgrown with
brush. It was about five miles from Grangerville. A veteran of
World War II, Westberry was a native of Wayne County. W. H. NeSmith,
Wayne County Coroner, said a note was left by Westberry. An inquest
will probably be held Thursday, according to NeSmith.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Georgia, Thursday, March 2, 1961.
Emory Westberry Of Gardi, Buried Wednesday P.M. Funeral services
for Emory Lee Westberry, 46, were held Wednesday at 3 o'clock
in the Gardi Baptist Church with Rev. Walter Vickery, Rev. Paul
Curl and Rev. Jasper Hill officiating. Mr. Westberry, a native
of Wayne County and a veteran of World War II is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Elma Thrift Westberry, Gardi; one son, Ricky Westberry,
Jesup; one brother, Ernest Westberry, Gardi; and several nieces
and nephews. Active pallbearers were Ted Odom, Alex Hopkins, Connell
Jones, Buster Odom, Mel Odom and Donald Bennett. Honorary pallbearers
were Harry Harper, Sheriff Clarence Reddish, W. C. Flowers, Clarence
Jones, James Bennett, Tommie Blanton, E. L. Strand, Lon Jackson,
Archie Lane, T. H. Fore, Ben Milikin, Allen Spradley, Ron Spradley,
Flemming Manning, W. L. Reddick, E. E. Morris, Dan Street, Robert
Warren, Mayo Cooksey, George Ware, Clinton Crosby, Vaughn Carter,
John Tyre, C. A. Shanklin, A. E. Fenn, Bud Herrin, A. A. Sharpe
and O. K. Yeomans. Interment was in the Bethlehem Cemetery under
the direction of NeSmith-Harrison Funeral Home.
Child of EMORY WESTBERRY and ELMA THRIFT is:
26. i. RICKY HAROLD WESTBERRY, b. August 14, 1956.
16. ERNEST JERRAD WESTBERRY (COLUMBUS DOCK4, WILLIAM M.3,
RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born June 05, 1916 in Georgia. He
married LULU INEZ CROSBY June 12, 1950, daughter of EDMUND CROSBY
and CLAUDIA KNIGHT. She was born April 16, 1928, and died October
04, 1997 in Louisiana.
Notes for ERNEST JERRAD WESTBERRY:
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, September
Ernest Westberry is Transferred to Navy Yard, Norfolk, Va. Ernest
Westberry, formerly of Jesup, now a Trumpeter in the U.S. Marine
Base, Parris Island, S. C., to the Marine Barracks, Norfolk Navy
Yard, Portsmouth, Va. for further training and assignment to a
battleship, cruiser, or airplane carrier. It is announced by Major
Clarence E. Nutting, Officer in Charge of Marine Corps recruiting
activities for Eastern Georgia with offices in the Post Office
building, Savannah. Trumpeter Westberry was accepted for service
in the Marines at the Savannah office July 2, 1934. He is the
son of Mrs. Martha Westberry, 257 Elm Street of this City.
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, August 12, 1943.
Westberry Decorated - Technical Sergeant Ernest Westberry of Jesup,
was among the Georgians receiving decorations for heroic service
rendered in the South Pacific area. Many of the decorations were
for operational flights during which exposure to enemy fire were
probable and expected. Westberry was presented a medal for seventeen
operational flights totaling more than one hundred hours.
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, February 17, 1944.
Oak Leaf Cluster Awarded Westberry With 13th AAF in South Pacific.
By direction of the President, the Oak Leaf Cluster, in lieu of
an additional air medal was awarded on January 10, 1944, by Lt.
Gen. Millard F. Harmon, commanding the United States Army to Master
Sergeant Ernest Westberry, member of the 13th AAF as aerial engineer
from June 14 to July 22, 1943 whose home address is Jesup.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, September 20, 1945.
Westberry Honorably Discharged. Fort McPherson, Ga., Sept. 15
- Master Sergeant Ernest Westberry, 28, son of C. D. Westberry
of Jesup, Georgia, was honorably discharged from the Army Air
Forces here today.
Notes for LULU INEZ CROSBY:
Lulu Inez Crosby Westberry, 69, a native of Wayne Co., Ga., and
resident of Houma, died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 1997.
For information about funeral arrangements call Gordon-Harrison
Funeral Home in Jesup, Ga., at 1(912) 427-3721.
She is survived by her husband, Ernest Jerrad Westberry of Jesup;
three sons, Ernie and Keith Westberry, both of Jesup, and Fred
Westberry of Atlanta; one daughter, Mrs. Ken (Karen) O'Neal of
Houma; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edmund and Claudia Knight
Crosby; and 13 brothers and sisters.
She was a retired certified nursing assistant.
Little Creek Baptist Church Cem., Wayne Co, Ga.
Children of ERNEST WESTBERRY and LULU CROSBY are:
i. FRED VINCENT WESTBERRY, b. June 22, 1951; d. December 30, 2002,
Notes for FRED VINCENT WESTBERRY:
Fred Vincent Westberry, 51, passed away Dec. 30, 2002 at N. Fulton
Regional Hospital after a short battle with cancer. The Roswell,
Ga., lawyer had fought courageously for his life. His efforts
and contributions on behalf of others who needed legal services
have touched many lives. Outside of the field of law, his passion
was his musical talent. He enjoyed playing most instruments but
was best known for his style on the saxophone. His most recent
band and extended family call themselves Rats In the Attic.
Fred was preceded in death by his mother, Inez Westberry, and
is survived by his father, Ernest Westberry of Jesup; his sister,
Karen ONeal of Oklahoma; brothers Keith and Ernie Westberry
as well as several nieces and nephews. Also, he is survived by
his fiance, Lisa Harkins. A celebration of Freds life was
held in Helen on Jan. 4. Thomas Funeral Home of Calhoun, Ga. was
in charge of arrangements.
27. ii. FARRIS KAREN WESTBERRY, b. February 05, 1954.
28. iii. FERREL KEITH WESTBERRY, b. February 05, 1954.
29. iv. FOREST ERNEST WESTBERRY, b. August 14, 1964.
17. JOAN WESTBERRY (COLUMBUS DOCK4, WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2,
MOSES1) was born January 14, 1931. She married JAMES FRANKLIN
FENN February 15, 1951. He was born December 27, 1928, and died
January 11, 1994.
Notes for JOAN WESTBERRY:
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, February 22, 1951.
Westberry-Fenn. Miss Joan Westberry and James Pete
Fenn were united in marriage last Thursday night at the Calvary
Baptist Parsonage by Rev. Joe C. Kindred. Both Miss Westberry
and James Fenn graduated from the Jesup High School and are residents
of Jesup. Mrs. Fenn is employed at Sea Island Shirt Manufacturing
Co., while Mr. Fenn is employed on the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad,
as a switchman. The Fenns expect to make their home in Jesup.
Children of JOAN WESTBERRY and JAMES FENN are:
30. i. JAMES FRANKLIN FENN, JR, b. April 24, 1952, Wayne Co, Georgia.
31. ii. DEBRA JOAN FENN, b. April 27, 1955.
32. iii. MICHAEL LEE FENN, b. July 19, 1956.
18. JAMES NORRIS RICHARDSON (KATHERINE ELOISE4 WESTBERRY,
WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born July 14, 1914 in
Wayne Co, Georgia. He married LOIS HERRING November 27, 1938.
Children of JAMES RICHARDSON and LOIS HERRING are:
33. i. MARY KATHERINE RICHARDSON, b. July 29, 1941.
ii. JAMES NORRIS RICHARDSON, JR, b. February 25, 1945; m. ELIZABETH
iii. COLLINS RODNEY RICHARDSON, b. December 10, 1952; d. January
19. WILLIAM OLEN RICHARDSON (KATHERINE ELOISE4 WESTBERRY,
WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born September 27, 1916
in Wayne Co, Georgia, and died October 30, 1953 in Georgia. He
married EVELYN POPHAM August 25, 1941.
Children of WILLIAM RICHARDSON and EVELYN POPHAM are:
i. WILLIAM OLEN RICHARDSON, JR.
34. ii. CHARLES DAVID RICHARDSON.
20. GERALD CURTIS RICHARDSON (KATHERINE ELOISE4 WESTBERRY,
WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born September 23, 1920
in Wayne Co, Georgia, and died September 30, 1973 in Georgia.
He married ALICE THELMA.
Children of GERALD RICHARDSON and ALICE are:
i. GERALD CURTIS RICHARDSON.
ii. SAMMIE RICHARDSON.
21. JAMES ARTHUR RICHARDSON, JR (KATHERINE ELOISE4 WESTBERRY,
WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born December 06, 1922
in Jesup, Georgia, and died January 29, 1993 in Ridgeland, South
Carolina. He married PARNIECE MCCORMICK December 07, 1943.
Children of JAMES RICHARDSON and PARNIECE MCCORMICK are:
35. i. BETTY JEANINE RICHARDSON, b. June 13, 1945.
36. ii. NORMAN KELLY RICHARDSON, b. July 02, 1948, South Carolina.
Generation No. 4
22. FRANCES CORA MURPHY (CORA5 WESTBERRY, WILLIAM KNIGHTEN4,
WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) She married CHARLES M. FELTON,
Children of FRANCES MURPHY and CHARLES FELTON are:
i. CHARLES M. FELTON, JR, m. GWENDOLYN MCCARTER.
37. ii. FRANCES CORA FELTON.
23. ALTON LAVERN WESTBERRY (ALTON "BOY"5, WILLIAM
KNIGHTEN4, WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) He married SIGRED
HEMPEL. She was born in Germany.
Notes for ALTON LAVERN WESTBERRY:
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, July 26, 1956.
Joins Regular Army. Alton L. Westberry of 323 E. Cherry St., Jesup,
recently was found qualified and enlisted directly into the Army
Security Agency. Although the operations of the ASA are
highly secretive, it is known that its personnel are selected
from the cream of the nations manpower and trained to perform
with responsible jobs with National Security. Alton, who is currently
completing his initial eight weeks basic training at Ft. Jackson,
S.C., will be given a two-week furlough to return home for a visit
before being reassigned to new duty stations to begin his special
training in security work.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, September 7, 1961.
Mr. and Mrs. Alton L. Westberry of Jesup announce the birth of
a son, Clifford Earl, August 31 at Wayne Memorial Hospital. Mrs.
Westberry was the former Miss Yutta Hemple of Frankfurt, Germany.
(Mr. and Mrs. Alton Westberry announce the birth of a son, Clifford
Earl Westberry, born August 31. Mrs. Westberry is the former Miss
Sigrid Hempel of Dresden, Germany.) Both notices appeared in the
same issue of the Jesup Sentinel-Rae Oliver 2003.
Children of ALTON WESTBERRY and SIGRED HEMPEL are:
i. INGRID WESTBERRY.
ii. CLIFFORD EARL WESTBERRY, b. August 31, 1961.
24. EDNA MAE WESTBERRY (ALTON "BOY"5, WILLIAM KNIGHTEN4,
WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born December 19, 1927.
She married CARL DELK.
Notes for EDNA MAE WESTBERRY:
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Ga., Thursday, August 6, 1964.
Local Man In Custody After Shooting Spree. A Jesup man is in custody
at the Wayne Memorial Hospital following the shooting of Edna
Mae Delk on Tuesday night of this week at a local bar. A warrant,
signed by the father of the wounded woman, Alton Westberry, was
issued by the Sheriff's Department charging Brantley C. McManus
with assault and battery with intent to murder with a 22 rifle.
McManus, suffering from a broken nose and cuts on his face, is
under guard by a deputy of the Sheriff's Department at the local
hospital. Mrs. Delk's condition was listed as critical. Further
investigation is being conducted by the Sheriff's Department to
gather all the facts surrounding the episode which occurred about
10 p.m. on Tuesday.
Children of EDNA WESTBERRY and CARL DELK are:
i. SANDRA DELK, b. June 22, 1943; d. June 22, 1943.
ii. SOFIA DELK, b. June 22, 1943; d. June 22, 1943.
iii. WANDA LEONA DELK, b. May 23, 1946; m. UNK HAMBRICK.
iv. CYNTHIA CORA DELK, b. July 11, 1958; m. UNK MARTIN.
v. ALTON CARL DELK, b. April 12, 1960; d. May 22, 1979.
25. WILLIAM KENNETH WESTBERRY (ALTON "BOY"5, WILLIAM
KNIGHTEN4, WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born February
12, 1941, and died November 02, 1967 in Wayne Co, Georgia. He
married JOAN CATLETT.
Notes for WILLIAM KENNETH WESTBERRY:
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, July 3, 1958.
William K. Westberry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Westberry of 323
East Cherry Street, Jesup, graduated from recruit training June
21 at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill. The graduation
exercises marking the end of nine weeks of "boot camp,"
included a full dress parade and review before military officials
and civilian dignitaries. In nine weeks of instruction, the "raw
recruit" is developed into a Navy Bluejacket, ready for duty
with the fleet.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, August 7, 1958.
William Kenneth Westberry, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alton Westberry
of 323 East Cherry Street, has finished basic training at Great
Lakes, Ill., and after spending 14 days at home, is now stationed
at Key West, Fla., where he will take 22 weeks of Sonar training.
The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Georgia, Thursday, February 18,
Mr. and Mrs. William K. Westberry announce the birth of a daughter,
Vicki Lynn, born February 11. Mrs. Westberry is the former Miss
Joan Catlett of Bristol, Tennessee.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, November 9, 1967.
Wm. Westberry Boating Accident Victim Buried. William Kenneth
Westberry, 26 of 205 Oak Villa Drive, drowned Thursday morning,
November 2, in the Altamaha River, as the result of a boating
accident. A lifelong resident of Wayne County, he was a member
of the Jesup First Baptist Church. Funeral services were held
at 3 p.m. Wednesday in the Jesup First Baptist Church with Rev.
Dewey Norton and Rev. S. F. Bennett, Sr. officiating. He is survived
by his wife, Mrs. Jo Ann Catledge Westberry, Jesup; two daughters,
Vickie Lynn and Donna Elaine Westberry, both of Jesup; his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Alton Westberry, Jesup; four sisters, Mrs. Edna Mae
Delk, Jesup; Mrs. Jewel Bass, Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Cleo Wells
of Ludowici and Mrs. Shirley Jarrell of Jacksonville, Fla.; one
half-sister, Mrs. Bernie Lee Jarrell of Jacksonville; a brother,
Alton Laverne Westberry of Savannah; a half brother, John C. Cowart
of Griffin and several nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers
were Preston Hope, Billy Rogers, Bob Robinson, Jr., Ted Hires,
Bennie Kangeter and Lanny Jarrell. Honorary pallbearers were Bill
Shanks, Austin Bailey, Harry Tyre, Buck Smith, Jack Kicklighter,
Pete Bacon, Elmer Cos, C. A. Kangeter, Earl Poppell, Wendell Browning,
Pete Fenn, T. J. Gordon, David Hickey, Lester Kelehar and Roscoe
Kelehar. Burial was in the Jesup Cemetery under the direction
of the NeSmith-Harrison Funeral Home.
Notes for JOAN CATLETT:
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, January 25, 1968.
Mrs. Kenneth Westberry announces the birth of a daughter, Wynona
Kenna, January 15. The baby is the daughter of the late Kenneth
Westberry and the granddaughter of Mrs. Sylvia Catlett of Bristol,
Tenn. And Mr. and Mrs. Alton Westberry.
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, November 6, 1969.
In Memory of Kenneth Westberry
Always a smile, never a frown, Always a hand when someone was
Happiness you gave to everyone you knew, No better things could
Your presence brought joy to everyone's heart,
Laughter and cheerfulness fright from the start,
God gave us gift, then took it away,
But your beautiful memory is here to stay.
The blow was hard, the shock severe,
We little thought your death so near,
And only those who have lost can tell
The pain of parting without farewell.
Sadly missed by Mother, Father and Sisters, Edna and Cleo.
Children of WILLIAM WESTBERRY and JOAN CATLETT are:
i. VICKI LYNN WESTBERRY, b. February 11, 1960.
ii. DONNA ELAINE WESTBERRY.
iii. WYNONA KENNA WESTBERRY, b. January 15, 1968.
26. RICKY HAROLD WESTBERRY (EMORY LEE5, COLUMBUS DOCK4, WILLIAM
M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born August 14, 1956. He married
MARY MARIE MUSIC May 08, 1976, daughter of JAMES MUSIC and DORIS
Children of RICKY WESTBERRY and MARY MUSIC are:
i. ZACK WESTBERRY, b. March 09, 1981.
ii. JENNY WESTBERRY, b. October 01, 1986.
27. FARRIS KAREN WESTBERRY (ERNEST JERRAD5, COLUMBUS DOCK4,
WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born February 05, 1954.
She married (1) JOHN ROBERSON. She married (2) KENNETH O'NEAL.
Children of FARRIS WESTBERRY and JOHN ROBERSON are:
i. LILLY ROBERSON.
ii. PAUL ROBERSON.
Children of FARRIS WESTBERRY and KENNETH O'NEAL are:
iii. SEAN O'NEAL.
iv. BRYAN O'NEAL.
v. HEATHER O'NEAL.
28. FERREL KEITH WESTBERRY (ERNEST JERRAD5, COLUMBUS DOCK4,
WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born February 05, 1954.
He married ANITA HARRISON June 20, 1975.
Children of FERREL WESTBERRY and ANITA HARRISON are:
i. LACY KEITH WESTBERRY, b. June 28, 1980; d. June 28, 1980.
Notes for LACY KEITH WESTBERRY: Little Creek Baptist Church
Cem., Wayne Co, Ga.
ii. CHRISTOPHER KEITH WESTBERRY, b. May 11, 1983.
iii. JESSICA KERRY WESTBERRY, b. December 29, 1985.
29. FOREST ERNEST WESTBERRY (ERNEST JERRAD5, COLUMBUS DOCK4,
WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born August 14, 1964.
He married TERESA COPELAND April 30, 1985. She was born June 04,
Child of FOREST WESTBERRY and TERESA COPELAND is:
i. SELENA WESTBERRY, b. April 18, 1989.
30. JAMES FRANKLIN FENN, JR (JOAN5 WESTBERRY, COLUMBUS DOCK4,
WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born April 24, 1952
in Wayne Co, Georgia. He married DEBRA J. MALLARD September 04,
1971. She was born October 14, 1952 in Wayne Co, Georgia.
Children of JAMES FENN and DEBRA MALLARD are:
i. JAMES FRANKLIN FENN III, b. February 04, 1973.
ii. JOSHUA D. FENN, b. July 28, 1980.
31. DEBRA JOAN FENN (JOAN5 WESTBERRY, COLUMBUS DOCK4, WILLIAM
M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born April 27, 1955. She married
CARL LYNN MYERS January 02, 1990. He was born February 09, 1947.
Children of DEBRA FENN and CARL MYERS are:
i. JODI REBECCA MYERS, b. September 04, 1987.
ii. JANA MICHELLE MYERS, b. December 18, 1990.
32. MICHAEL LEE FENN (JOAN5 WESTBERRY, COLUMBUS DOCK4, WILLIAM
M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born July 19, 1956. He married
DEBORAH YEOMANS July 20, 1974. She was born August 10, 1957.
Children of MICHAEL FENN and DEBORAH YEOMANS are:
38. i. JENNIFER LEE FENN, b. February 14, 1975.
ii. MICHAEL SETH FENN, b. April 27, 1979.
33. MARY KATHERINE RICHARDSON (JAMES NORRIS5, KATHERINE ELOISE4
WESTBERRY, WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born July
29, 1941. She married WILLIAM SEAMORE TOOMER.
Children of MARY RICHARDSON and WILLIAM TOOMER are:
i. LISA TOOMER.
ii. KIETH TOOMER.
iii. CINDY TOOMER.
iv. WILLIAM TOOMER, JR.
34. CHARLES DAVID RICHARDSON (WILLIAM OLEN5, KATHERINE ELOISE4
WESTBERRY, WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) He married LINDA
Children of CHARLES RICHARDSON and LINDA COX are:
39. i. DREW RICHARDSON.
ii. JAY RICHARDSON.
35. BETTY JEANINE RICHARDSON (JAMES ARTHUR5, KATHERINE ELOISE4
WESTBERRY, WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born June
13, 1945. She married ROBERT MCCURDY MALPHRUS August 22, 1964.
Children of BETTY RICHARDSON and ROBERT MALPHRUS are:
40. i. AURELIA ANN MALPHRUS, b. October 25, 1965.
41. ii. ROBERT MCCURDY MALPHRUS, JR, b. February 24, 1968.
iii. JOHN LEE MALPHRUS, b. June 08, 1971.
36. NORMAN KELLY RICHARDSON (JAMES ARTHUR5, KATHERINE ELOISE4
WESTBERRY, WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born July
02, 1948 in South Carolina. He married MARY JANE MCGILL August
25, 1968 in South Carolina.
Children of NORMAN RICHARDSON and MARY MCGILL are:
42. i. NORMAN KELLY RICHARDSON, JR, b. July 23, 1970, Georgia.
ii. AMY RICHARDSON, b. April 14, 1972, Georgia; m. CRAIG WEST
BANKS, September 06, 1997.
Generation No. 5
37. FRANCES CORA FELTON (FRANCES CORA6 MURPHY, CORA5 WESTBERRY,
WILLIAM KNIGHTEN4, WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) She married
CHARLES P. STEWART.
Children of FRANCES FELTON and CHARLES STEWART are:
i. CHARLENE AMANDA STEWART.
ii. GLENN WILLIAM STEWART.
iii. FRANK FELTON STEWART.
38. JENNIFER LEE FENN (MICHAEL LEE6, JOAN5 WESTBERRY, COLUMBUS
DOCK4, WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born February
14, 1975. She married SHANE FRANKLIN POPPELL October 08, 1994,
son of GENELL POPPELL and JANICE TYRE. He was born July 16, 1973.
Child of JENNIFER FENN and SHANE POPPELL is:
i. CALEB POPPELL, b. March 21, 1995.
39. DREW RICHARDSON (CHARLES DAVID6, WILLIAM OLEN5, KATHERINE
ELOISE4 WESTBERRY, WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1) He married
Child of DREW RICHARDSON and <UNNAMED> is:
i. CHRISTOPHER RICHARDSON.
40. AURELIA ANN MALPHRUS (BETTY JEANINE6 RICHARDSON, JAMES
ARTHUR5, KATHERINE ELOISE4 WESTBERRY, WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2,
MOSES1) was born October 25, 1965. She married REINHOLD MARVIN
Children of AURELIA MALPHRUS and REINHOLD KOSCHEL are:
i. CHARITY RENEE KOSCHEL, b. June 20, 1990.
ii. REAGAN MARVIN KOSCHEL, b. April 18, 1994.
iii. PRESTON ROBERT KOSCHEL, b. October 27, 1997.
41. ROBERT MCCURDY MALPHRUS, JR (BETTY JEANINE6 RICHARDSON,
JAMES ARTHUR5, KATHERINE ELOISE4 WESTBERRY, WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD
FURMAN2, MOSES1) was born February 24, 1968. He married ANNA FREEMAN
Children of ROBERT MALPHRUS and ANNA RAINEY are:
i. JAMES ARTHUR MALPHRUS, b. February 02, 1993.
ii. MEREDITH MALPHRUS, b. November 07, 1994.
42. NORMAN KELLY RICHARDSON, JR (NORMAN KELLY6, JAMES ARTHUR5,
KATHERINE ELOISE4 WESTBERRY, WILLIAM M.3, RICHARD FURMAN2, MOSES1)
was born July 23, 1970 in Georgia. He married LINDA SMITH September
Child of NORMAN RICHARDSON and LINDA SMITH is:
i. NICHOLAS RICHARDSON, b. December 30, 1996.
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