The Worth County Local, July 25, 1902.
Mrs. J. H. (Minnie) Westberry died at their home on Main Street at 8:00 Tuesday evening after a long illness. She had been convalescing until last week when she was attacked by peritonitis. She is survived by her husband and four little girls and an infant son. Funeral services were held at the Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon and burial was in Sylvester Cemetery.
IN MEMORIAM - On May the 14, 1906, Brother Milton Westberry, died at the home of his son, Bro. J. S. Westberry, in Sylvester, Worth County, Ga. Neither the Worshipful Master nor any of the brethren of Jesup Lodge had been informed of Bro. Westberry's sickness until after his death and it was only a few hours before the arrival of the train with his remains, that we were aware of the sad event, hence to our great regret it was impossible at that time to pay him the last sad honer to which he was entitled, as a worthy Mason.
Bro. Westberry was born in originally Appling, now Wayne County, on the 23d day of December 1823. He became a member of the Missionary Baptist Church at the age of 24 and had for many years been a leader in his church. At one time he was received as a Minister and often preached in the absence of the Pastor.
Bro. Westberry was made a Mason in Altamaha Lodge No. 227, in Liberty County, Ga. in 1869, was admitted from that Lodge in 1873, placing his dimit in Jesup Lodge soon after its organization in 1874.
During the war between the States, Bro. Westberry was a brave Confederate soldier and served his State with conspicious bravery and unswerving integrity. At the close of the war he returned home to his old home County and resumed his labors as a millwright and mechanic.
He was always ready and willing to assist the helpless, and needy and nobly served his day and generation, modest, gentle, amiable, loving and beloved.
He has gone to his reward, to dwell in peace and joy forever in the "House not made with hands, eternal in the Heavens."
As a Mason and as a man, as a minister and as a friend, as a soldier in the several fines of battle, as a private citizen in the calm pursuits of peace, he was ever obedient to the call of duty, loving the best interests of his fellow man, and fighting all his life for humanity.
Resolved: That our brother has wrought well has earned the plaudits of his State, his Church, and his Lodge, and now has received the Master's plaudit, "Well done thou good and faithful servant."
Resolved further: That a copy of these resolutions be furnished the family of the deceased brother and The Jesup Sentinel and Wayne County News for publication.
Quite a large crowd of Masons of Jesup and other parts of the county attended the Masonic funeral of Mr. Milton Westberry at Flint Branch Sunday. The Masonic services, conducted by Worshipful Master George F. Armstrong of Jesup Lodge, was very interesting and impressive as well as being beautiful. Past Master W. R. Thompson, formerly of Jesup Lodge, but now of Waycross, preached a splendid masonic sermon. A great congregation of the friends and relatives of the deceased were in attendance. A committee was appointed to draft suitable resolutions of respect to Mr. Westberry, who has been a true and faithful member of the order. It was resolved that a copy of the resolutions be published in the Wayne County News and the Jesup Sentinel and that a copy of same be presented to the bereathed family.
The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, Ga., April 16, 1913.
Wayne Co. Official Strops Razor and Slashes Throat. Jesup, Ga., April 15. - (Special.) -
W. Brack Westberry, a prominent citizen of Wayne county, committed suicide at his home near here today. Telling his family that he was going to feed his horses, Westberry went to the horse lot, taking his razor and strop with him. After whetting the blade, he cut a deep gash in the right side of his throat. When discovered a few minutes later by his son, Hugh Westberry, he was dead. The strop was hanging on a barn wall near by. Westberry, who was county road superintendent, had been in bad health for some time and brooded over this until his mind became affected, causing him to kill himself.
Buried at Flint Branch.
The Jesup Sentinel, Wayne County, Georgia - October 1921.
Mrs. W. R. Westberry - Mrs. Lula Westberry, wife of W. R. Westberry, died at her home here Thursday morning October 06, 1921 at about 6 o'clock; after a short illness.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W. E. Arnold pastor of the Methodist church of which she was a member. Interment in Jesup Cemetery.
Mrs. Westberry was 48 years of age and is survived by a husband and four children; Miss Madelyn Westberry, of Baxley; Carlos Westberry of Wilmington, N. C.; Mrs. J. Francis Lamb of Thomasville, and Blake Westberry of Savannah, besides a host of other relatives and friends.
The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Wayne County, Thursday, October 26, 1922.
Death of Mrs. Wilder We regret to chronicle the sad death of Mrs. Minnie Wilder, which occurred at her home at Broadhurst on the 7th day of October about 8 o’clock p.m. God in his wisdom saw best to take this valuable citizen from our midst and transplant her in a home not made with hands eternal in the heavens. Mrs. Wilder was 42 years of age, and was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Westberry. She was married 27 years ago to Mr. W. C. Wilder. Two sons, Hugh and Theodore were born to this happy couple. She was a devoted wife and mother. Mrs. Wilder was sick about eight weeks, part of which time was spent in Dr. Roger’s Sanitarium, having been taken there by her faithful physician, Dr. Gordon. The writer is well aware of the fact that all has been done that could be done to restore this good lady to her natural health, but it was God’s will and not ours and we feel that our loss is her eternal gain. Mrs. Wilder was a member of Little Creek Baptist Church, having united there when she was 15 years old. She was a faithful member and a Christian woman. She was laid to rest in Little Creek Cemetery and funeral services being conducted by her pastor, Rev. E. L. Litt. May the spirit of God be with the bereaved relatives.

The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, February 22, 1923.
Death of Little Herbert Westberry
On Saturday, February 17th the death angel visited the Roger’s Sanitarium and claimed as his victim little Herbert Westberry, the child of Mr. and Mrs. George Westberry, of only a little over three years old. The funeral services were conducted by Will Davis, pastor of Flint Branch Baptist Church.
Buried at Flint Branch
The Jesup Sentinel, Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, July 8, 1926.
Dan W. Westberry Laid to Rest Sunday.
The body of Dan W. Westberry, late of Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia, was laid to rest amid impressive ceremonies last Sunday afternoon at Flint Branch church.
The deceased had been in Miami, Florida for the past year and was a member of the Miami Police Department. He had come to Doctortown, Ga., on Saturday to bring his family to his new home in Miami.
For sometime past, the family had been living in the home of John H. Hill, at Doctortown, where they had moved since their home was destroyed by fire near Jesup. It was at Hill’s home that the domestic troubles of the Westberry’s began and Hill is alleged to have been the cause of Westberry’s desire to move his family to Miami.
On arriving at Jesup, Westberry proceeded to Doctortown and left his pistol and billy with his wife at Jesup. He met Hill on the road a few feet from the railway station there and it is believed that words were passed by the two men. The result of the meeting was the stabbing and shooting of Westberry by Hill, the wounds proving fatal to Westberry who was dead upon the arrival of Sheriff Mattox and Mr. Leith Stewart.
The body of Westberry was brought to Jesup by Mr. Stewart while Hill was taken into custody by Sheriff Mattox and lodged in the county jail awaiting the action of the grand jury.
Funeral services were held at Flint Branch church last Sunday and a delegation of Klu Klux Klansmen from Miami, Florida came to Jesup and took complete charge of the body. It is reported that as soon as the hearse was opened by Mr. Stewart of the Stewart & Knight Funeral Home, the Klansmen took charge of the body and no other hand touched it until after it was lowered into the grave. This is, I understand, the first Klan funeral ever conducted in Wayne County.
Several members of the local Klan ably assisted the visiting Klansmen. Over five hundred people witnessed the impressive ceremony.
Westberry leaves a wife and three small children and was 33 years of age.
The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Georgia, January 26, 1928.
Prominent Citizen of Wayne Passed Away - Mr. J. R. Westberry Sr. passed away at his home, near Odum Monday morning at an early hour after an illness of about one week caused by the contraction of pneumonia. Mr. Westberry was a life long citizen of Wayne County, having been borned and reared here, and was widely known throughout this county and was regarded as first citizen of the community. He served in the Civil War between the States having enlisted at the age of 18 and served until the end of the war. He was at the battle of Atlanta with the 4th Ga. Calvary and served under General Hood as a rear guard during the evacuation of Atlanta. Mr. Westberry was born July 18, 1844 and lived to the ripe old age of 84, on last July. He was married to Miss Milzinie Bennette of Wayne County on June 18, 1866, having lived together until his death this week, or 62 years. Since their marriage Mr. And Mrs. Westberry have lived at their present residence in Wayne County. They lived in a home that abounds peace, harmony, love and Christian hospitality. Funeral services were held from Old Bethel Church, near Odum, Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock with Rev. William Hires, pastor of Corinth Church where the deceased was a member, officiating. Interment was in the Old Bethel Cemetery. H. J. Westberry, son of the deceased, was in charge of the funeral as undertaker and embalmer. Surviving him are his widow, four daughters, Mrs. W. W. Roberson, Mrs. J. D. Jones, Mrs. James W. Yarborough and Mrs. Ralph Reddish all of Odum. Five sons, J. R. Westberry, Jr., Odum, J. B. Westberry, Metter, Ga., J. H. Westberry, Jesup and Isham Westberry, Odum, besides a host of grand, great-grand and great-great-grandchildren.
The Jesup Sentinel Anniversary Edition 1965.
John G. Bennett died at the age of 76, at his home near Odum, on April 11, 1928. He had been a resident of Wayne County for 40 years. Burial was in the Bennett Cemetery near Odum. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. A. L. Sutton, of Odum, and seven sons. The sons were Robert Bennett and G. C. Bennett, of Odum, William Bennett, of Waycross, Josh T. and J. E. Bennett, of Brunswick, Frank Bennett, of Glennville, and Gordon Bennett, of Waycross.
The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia, March 1929.
W. C. Bennett Dies at Macon Home
W. C. Bennett, who went to Macon 40 years ago from his native home at Jesup, died at his home in that city Thursday after a lingering illness. Mr. Bennett was born in Jesup November 20, 1868. Funeral services were held last Friday afternoon from his residence and the interment was at Riverside cemetery in Macon. Mr. Bennett was a member of the Tattnall Square Baptist Church, the Macon Lodge No. 5 F. and A.M. Franklin Lodge, I.O.O.F.; Magnolia Camp W.O.W.; and of the Macon Camp, Junior Order, at the time of his death. He is survived by his wife, who was formerly Miss Ida Freeman; two daughters, Misses Hazel and Louise Bennett, of Macon; five sons, Otis P. Bennett, of Macon; W. H. Bennett, Providence, R.I.; J. C. Bennett of Jersey City, N.J.; C. Leroy Bennett of Jacksonville, Fla., and B. F. Bennett of the U.S. Navy, now stationed on the west coast, one sister Miss Lucy Bennett of Blackshear, Ga., and three brothers, J. R. Bennett, of Blackshear; W. R. Bennett of Screven and J. S. Bennett of Jesup.
The Jesup Sentinel, Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, March 28, 1929.
Westberry Child Found Dead. W. L. Westberry, the little two year old son of Mr. H. J. Westberry of Perry, Florida was brought to Odum last Sunday afternoon for the burial in the Westberry Cemetery, the child having died on Saturday before. The little boy was found in a pool of water in the woods not far from his home where he in company with several other children were gathering wild flowers. Mystery somewhat surrounds the death of the boy as he was found in a shallow puddle which is said to have not been of sufficient depth for drowning. The other children had been separated from the little boy for about twenty or thirty minutes before he was missed from the party and when they made a search for him he was found dead. The funeral was held at 4 o’clock with Rev. L. R. Wadkins, pastor of the Odum Baptist Church officiating. Surviving him is his father, two sisters, Burnice and Bonita and two brothers, R. M. and Eldred.
The Jesup Sentinel, Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, May 16, 1929.
Mrs. Nancy Westberry Laid to Rest Sunday – Mrs. Nancy Westberry age 60, died at her home near Odum Sunday night May 12 about 1:25 o’clock after a short illness of only a few days with malaria fever, which was the cause of her death. Mrs. Westberry who was before her marriage Miss Nancy Harris, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Judge S. R. Harris and she was born and reared in Wayne county as were her parents. She married Mr. J. R. Westberry, Jr. of Wayne County and of this union was born seven children all of whom survive her. The funeral services were held from Old Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. L. R. Wadkins pastor of Odum Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in the Bethel Cemetery. Besides her husband, she is survived by five daughters, Mrs. G. W. Westberry, Mrs. Randel Westberry, Mrs. Andrew Westberry, all of Jesup, Mrs. Ernest Chauncy of Odum and one other daughter in Waycross. Two sons, Mr. Ira Westberry of Moultrie, Georgia and Shelton Westberry of Waycross, two brothers, J. W. Harris of Jesup and G. W. Harris of Odum and a number of grandchildren. H. J. Westberry of Jesup was the undertaker in charge.

The Jesup Sentinel, Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, May 30, 1929.
Mrs. Westberry Died Saturday – Mrs. Millzina Westberry, widow of the late Mr. J. R. Westberry died at her home near Odum on last Saturday morning at 9:45 o’clock after being ill only about 4 hours. She was stricken early in the morning with apoplexy which caused her death. Mrs. Westberry had lived to the ripe old age of 83 and was in very good health prior to her death and was remarkably active for one her age. She was born and reared in Wayne County near her home where she had been living since her marriage to Mr. J. R. Westberry, June 8, 1867, who departed his life last January 23, 1928. Mrs. Westberry before her marriage, Miss Millzina Bennett, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John B. Bennett who was also life long citizens of Wayne County. She was one of the most esteemed women of this county, and was loved by many people throughout her long life. She was devoted to her family and friends and was a kind and sympathetic neighbor and will be missed by a wide circle of people all through this section. She had been for many years a staunch member of the Primitive Baptist Church in Wayne County, Georgia, and was faithful in attendance upon its service. Interment was in the Bethel Cemetery. Mrs. Westberry is survived by the following children, 4 daughters, Mrs. Mahala Roberson, Mrs. J. D. Jones, Mrs. J. W. Yarborough, Mrs. Ralph Reddish, all of Odum; 5 sons, J. R. Westberry, Jr. and Isham Westberry of Odum, John B. Westberry of Metter, Ga., H. J. Westberry of Jesup and Bertie Westberry of Gadsden, Ala. Mr. H. J. Westberry, son of Mrs. Westberry was the undertaker in charge.

The Jesup Sentinel, Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, September 5, 1929.
Aged Wayne Citizen Passes Last Friday – M. H. Harper, 72, died at his home near Gardi, Ga. Friday, August 30th after a severe illness of only a few hours. He had been in bad health for a long time but was apparently doing well until Friday when he was suddenly stricken with acute indigestion which lasted only an hour or so. Mr. Harper was a life long citizen of Wayne County, and one of the county’s leading farmers and Christians. He reared a family that has proven his stirling attitude to this life and the life to come and whenever his name is mentioned the thought of a Christian life bears prominence. He married Miss Tiny Westberry in 1875, who was a Wayne County girl and unto this union 13 children were born. These sons and daughters are all of age and have married and scattered to their respective places of choice for making a livelihood. They were all reared under the Christian leadership of Mr. Harper, the deceased, the Baptist faith being their coice. Mr. Harper was a member of the Little creek Baptist Church forty years or more. His last words were “I am prepared and ready to go.” The funeral was held at Little Creek Baptist Church, Sunday afternoon, September 1st at 3 o’clock with Rev. Ralph Moore, pastor of the Jesup Baptist Church together with Rev. Mills, Jesup and Rev. Lovingood assisting. Interment was in Little Creek Cemetery. Surviving the deceased, besides his widow, are four daughters, Mrs. J. D. Westberry, of Waycross, Mrs. W. G. Bennett of Screven, Mrs. Harris of Screven, Mrs. W. C. Conger, Tifton; and nine sons, H. H. Harper, Tallahassee, Fla., M. J. Harper, Gardi, Steve Harper, Jesup, R. R. Harper, Waycross, J. J. Harper, Lakeland, Fla., L. L. Harper, Atlanta, Ga., George Harper of Savannah, Nolan Harper, Screven, and Vernon Harper, Jesup. Pallbearers were W. B. Gibbs, A. W. Dowling, H. L. Heritage, I. M. Raybon, Sherod Poppell, and W. D. Turner. Stewart and Knight Undertakers in charge.
Mrs. Westberry Goes to Reward-- October 1929
Aged resident of Blackshear passes after a lingering illness.
Mrs. Olive Jordan Westberry, widow of the late Timothy A. Westberry, died at her home here shortly after eight o'clock last Thursday evening, October 17, 1929. The funeral was held from the residence, with the Rev. W. M. Hyers of the Patterson Primitive Baptist Church officiating, at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon and internment was in the Blackshear Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Herman Summerall, Omah (Oliver Massey) Westberry, Horace Westberry, Doyle Thornton, Preston Kirkland and Curtis Joyner.
The deceased is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. R. Dowling of Blackshear and Mrs. A. F. Blount of East Port, Florida; four sons A. T. Westberry of Ochlawah, Florida; W. M., D. B. and E. L. of Blackshear.
Mrs. Westberry was 71 years old.
The Jesup Sentinel, Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, November 7, 1929.
W. R. Westberry, 62, life long Wayne County citizen, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. G. Cohee of Walnut Street, Jesup, Ga., at eleven o’clock Thursday morning of last week after being ill for about five weeks. He suffered from a series of complications which caused his death. Mr. Westberry was born and reared in Wayne County and has made his home in Jesup and vicinity during his entire life. He married Miss Lula Morgan of Wayne County who preceded him in death 8 years ago. Unto this union 4 children were born, all of whom now survive him. The funeral services were held at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. Cohee, Friday afternoon, November 1, with Rev. W. L. Wright, pastor of the Jesup Methodist Church conducting the ceremony. The services were concluded in the Jesup Cemetery. Surviving the deceased are two sons, Carlos W. and Blake Westberry, and two daughters, Mrs. Myrtice Lamb and Mrs. Madelyn Cohee, besides several brothers and sisters. Pallbearers were S. E. Cohen, Fate Carter, A. E. Knight, S. M. Gilbert, R. B. Hopps and W. P. Riggins. Stewart and Knight undertakers in charge. Buried at Jesup City Cemetery
The Jesup Sentinel Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, September 4, 1930.
Mrs. Westberry Passes At Hospital - Mrs. W. C. Westberry died in the local hospital here Sunday morning at 11:30 o’clock after an illness of two weeks. Mrs. Westberry is a native of Wayne County and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Roberson. The funeral was conducted Monday afternoon at the Flint Branch Baptist Church, Rev. H. C. Hodges, and Rev. C. N. Mills, conducting the services. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Besides her husband she is survived by five children, Edwin, Lois, Haran, Elva and Alice Bell. She is also survived by her father and mother, six brothers, Alvin, Walton, John, Pierce, Emmett, and Lucian Roberson, and four sisters, Lena, Lelia, Raida and Effie. Stewart and Knight, Undertakers in charge.

The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, January 22, 1931.
W. M. Westberry Passes January 15 - W. M. Westberry died Thursday morning, January 15th, at the home of his son, R. C. Westberry, near Odum, at 7 o’clock, after an illness of a few days. He was born February 20th, 1854, and lived to the venerable age of 74. He was married to Miss Rachel Westberry, who died in 1898. Under this union were born five sons and four daughters. He had been a member of the Red Hill Baptist church for about forty-seven years and was a deacon for forty years. The funeral took place Friday afternoon at three o’clock at the family cemetery, with Rev. C. F. Burke, his pastor, in charge of the service. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. J. M. Clark, of Jesup; Mrs. L. W. Westberry, of Jacksonville, Fla.; Mrs. I. L. Langford, of Waycross, Mrs. J. M. Cameron, of Fargo; five sons, W. E. Westberry, of Perry, Fla.; H. J. Westberry, of Perry, Fla.; D. M. Westberry, of Osteen, Fla.; C. M. and R. C. Westberry, of Jesup. Pallbearers were his grandsons, who were as follows: Smith Westberry, C. M. Westberry, Bert Westberry, Chester Cameron and Joe Clark.
The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, February 26, 1931.
Gordon Hubert Westberry, Jr., Jacksonville Fla. - On Monday afternoon at 1 o’clock, Feb. 23rd, the death angel visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon H. Westberry, of Jacksonville, Fla., and took away their little three weeks old son, Gordon Hubert, Jr. He was ill only a short time, and all was done that loving hands could do, but God saw fit to take it. Those surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Westberry, and a host of relatives who mourn his death. Those who attended the funeral from other places were Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Westberry and sons, Harry and Monroe, from Osteen, Fla., and Miss Mable Stewart from Lake City, Fla. The funeral and interment was held at Westberry cemetery, Tuesday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Rev. C. F. Burke conducted the services.
The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, March 19, 1931.
Mrs. M. W. Middleton Dies At Hortense - was a native of Wayne County and had many friends in this section - Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie Westberry Sallense-Middleton, who died at her residence at Hortense Tuesday morning were held in the Hortense school auditorium Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, with the Rev. R. F. Owens, pastor of the Hortense Methodist Church officiating, assisted by the Rev. Kelly, a former pastor. Interment was in the Hortense cemetery and the pallbearers were as follows: R. C., W. S., G. H., and D. T. Middleton, A. R. Adams and O. W. Raulerson. Mrs. Middleton, the widow of the late W. D. Middleton, was a native of Wayne County but had lived in Hortense for the past 20 years. She was well known in this county. She was 65 years of age. Surviving the deceased are, four sisters, Mrs. E. L. Fulce and Mrs. Jim Basthi, of Daytona, Fla.; Mrs. Ge. (sic) Thornton and Mrs. Mollie Thompson, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; four brothers, R. J. Westberry, Waycross; E. A. Westberry, Woodbine; Oliver and W. K. Westberry, Daytona, Fla.
The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Wayne County,Georgia, Thursday, May 9, 1935.
Mrs. Mary Westberry Dies In LaFayette, Ga. - Mrs. Mary Rea Westberry died at the home of her mother, Mrs. J. H. B. Rea in LaFayette, Ga. Saturday morning at five o’clock April 27th after a lingering illness. She was a native of LaFayette, having been born and reared there, but following her marriage to Mr. Westberry she came to Wayne County and resided in Jesup until three years ago when she returned to LaFayette to live. Her death came as a shock to her many friends in LaFayette and Jesup. She possessed a sweet and unassuming manner, and, during her long illness bore her suffering with true Christian fortitude, and every effort was made to restore her health by her devoted daughter and family, but of no avail and the end came quietly Saturday. She is survived by her mother, Mrs. J. H. Rea and one daughter, Miss Ethelyn Westberry of LaFayette; one son, J. H. Westberry, Jr. of Jesup; three sisters, Mrs. T. W. Rich and Mrs. R. A. Hardin of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and Mrs. S. L. Ransom of LaFayette; two brothers, John R. Rea of Summerville and B. H. Rea of Baton Rouge, La. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the Rea home with Rev. M. K. Keith officiating, assisted by Rev. Clark of Chattanooga. Interment followed in the LaFayette Cemetery, where she was laid to rest beneath many beautiful floral offerings contributed by her friends as a token of love and high esteem.
J. Riley Westberry, 80, prominent South Georgian, father of J. D. Westberry of this city, died Sunday June 07, 1936 at the home of a daughter in Blackshear, and final rites were held at Little Creek Church near Jesup today. He had been a member of the Central Baptist Church of this city for many years. Surviving Mr. Westberry are: one daughter, four sons, four sisters and three brothers; Mrs. Connie Margan, Blackshear; J. D. Westberry of Waycross; J. A., M. C., and A. O. Westberry of Blackshear; Mrs. E. L. Fulce of Daytona Beach, Fla.; Mrs. G. W. Thornton and Mrs. J. M. Armstrong of West Palm Beach, Fla.; Mrs. W. B. Thornton of Gainesville, Fla.; O. M. and W. K. Westberry of Daytona Beach, Fla., and E. A. Westberry of Woodbine, Ga.; twenty-five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, March 25, 1937.
Wilber Westberry Passed Long Illness - Died of Infantile Paralysis, Sunday, March 21st.
Wilber Westberry, young son of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Westberry of Wayne County, died at the home of his parents near Jesup, after suffering for several years from infantile paralysis. He was stricken with paralysis when a baby and the older he grew, the worse his condition became and the end of his suffering came Sunday when death occurred. The youth is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Randall Westberry, three sisters and three brothers. Funeral services were conducted from Flint branch Baptist Church Monday afternoon at three o'clock with Rev. C. N. Mills of Jesup officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, January 27, 1938.
Mrs. Westberry Aged Citizen of Wayne Passes - Mrs. Susan Westberry, a life-long resident of Wayne County, died at her home in Jesup Monday afternoon following an illness of several days. Mrs. Westberry had lived to the ripe old age of eighty-two, and had lived in the Flint Branch community until a few years ago when she moved to Jesup, to make her home. Her husband, W. B. Westberry preceded her in death about twenty years ago. The deceased was a faithful and devoted member of the Flint Branch Baptist Church near Jesup, of which she affiliated with when quite a young woman and was active in her Christian duties until her declining health due to her age. Mrs. Westberry is survived by six children; three daughters, Mrs. J. B. Rogers, and Mrs. T. W. Thompson, of Jesup, and Mrs. Lucy Westberry, of Daytona Beach, Fla.; three sons, W. C. and Port Westberry, of Jesup, and H. H. Westberry, of Screven, and thirty-five grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held from Flint Branch Baptist Church near Jesup, Tuesday afternoon at three o’clock, with her pastor, Rev. H. C. Hodges, of Ludowici, conducting the services. She was laid to rest beside her husband in the church cemetery in the presence of a host of relatives and friends who paid their last rites to the deceased. The pallbearers were: Robert L. Harris, Leslie Clary, T. O. Mattox, A. E. Knight, Sr., Charles Williams, and D. R. Smith. Wayne Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, February 24, 1938.
K. F. Westberry Dies Suddenly. Kenlock Faulkner Westberry, formerly of Jesup, died suddenly in Augusta, Ga., where he had made his home for the past twenty-five years. Mr. Westberry was a native of Wayne County and was 54 years of age, but when quite young moved to Augusta, where he served various railroads in that city as ticket agent. Funeral services were held in Augusta, Monday afternoon at four o'clock. His survivors include his wife, Mrs. Flossie Westberry, a son, K. F., Jr., of Augusta; his mother, Mrs. Lula Westberry, of Savannah, three brothers, J. T., J. P., and C. S. Westberry, all of Savannah; and a sister, Mrs. A. L. Bunch, of Savannah.

EARL W. TYRE FUNERAL HELD HERE MONDAY
The funeral of Earl W. Tyre was held from Hawkins Funeral Parlors, at eleven o'clock, Monday morning with the Rev. R. L. Whipple, pastor First Baptist Church officiating. Interment followed in Jesup Cemetery with pallbearers as follows: Leon High, Troy Highsmith, Leonard Highsmith, Harry Westberry, Daniel Spell, and Emory Franklin. The deceased came to his death as he entered the home of his brother-in-law, David S. Price, Saturday night October 12, 1939 under threats to kill Price and was shot there in the kitchen where the owner had retreated to avoid trouble, he said. A coroner's jury exhonorated Price, returning verdict of justifiable homocide within a few minutes after the shooting. Close relatives of the deceased have also exhonorated Mr. Price. It is said, and have expressed deep regrets over the trying and unfortunate circumstances, they stated. Domestic difficulties in the Tyre family resulted in a warrant being sworn out against Tyre charging assault with intent to murder. Tyre posted $500 bond and was released. He then is said to have made threats to kill his wife and brother-in-law and a peace warrant was sworn out as a safeguard, stated Sheriff Warren. Tyre secured a shotgun and went to Price's office and finding no one there he awaited their return. Sheriff Warren was notified and immediately went to Price's office, and unarmed Tyre, but Tyre fled and went to the scene of the shooting. Price had gone through a back way to his home, in the meantime, and had only arrived at his home a few minutes before Tyre came, it is said.
Surviving are his wife, formerly Miss Gladys Price, three children, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Layton Tyre, and a brother, Louie of Savannah.
The Jesup Sentinel, Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, January 4, 1940.
J. W. Westberry Found Dead Dec. 31 Near Jesup. John W. Westberry, age 80, was found dead in his room at the home his sister, Mrs. M. H. Harper, Route 1, near Jesup, Sunday morning, December 31. It is said that he had been living here with his sister for the past three years. He had been in ill health for the past several months. According to a coroner’s inquest, attributed his death to self-inflicted gun shot wounds. It is believed that ill health was the cause of his act. Mr. Westberry was a native of Tattnall County and lived there until three years ago when he moved here to live. Funeral services were held in Jesup Monday morning at 8 o’clock from the Wayne Funeral Home parlor with further services at Beard’s Creek Primitive Baptist Church at 10 o’clock in Tattnall County. Mr. Westberry is survived by his sister, Mrs. M. H. Harper of near Jesup and other relatives in Tattnall and Wayne.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, February 24, 1944.
Mrs. Westberry Succumbs Friday. Mrs. Lettie Mae Westberry, 33, wife of Mayro Westberry, one of the most highly respected women of this community, died at her home near Screven, last Friday after a short illness. Mrs. Westberry was born in Plant City, Fla., and had resided in Wayne County for the most of her life. She was before her marriage 16 years ago, Miss Lettie Mae McDonald. She has been a faithful member of the O’Quinn Baptist Church for 16 years. Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at the Flint Branch Baptist Church. Rev. H. C. Hodges and Rev. Douglas Jackson officiated. Internment was in the church cemetery with Harrison Funeral Home in charge. She is survived by her husband and three children; Wynelle, Eugene and Naomi Westberry; mother, Mrs. J. L. McDonald; sister, Mrs. Joe Odum of Jesup.
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, March 16, 1944.
Late Hero Born in Jesup. Pfc. Raymond T. Westberry was fatally wounded in action on the night of January 2, 1944 at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, was reared in Jesup where he has a large number of friends. He attended the Wayne County High School. His father, J. T. Westberry, of Savannah, is also well-known in Jesup, having been born in this city. His grandfather was the late “Uncle Peter” Westberry, who was for many years a popular member of the personnel of the A.C.L. employees in Jesup. His grandmother resides in Savannah with her son. Private Westberry was buried with full military honors. Lt. Col. T. S. Hughes of the Marine Corps praised him for his courage and devotion to duty as worthy of the finest tradition of the Marine Corps.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, January 25, 1945.
Last Rites Held For Mrs. Kinard. Last rites for Mrs. Lola Bell W. Kinard, who died instantly Tuesday night when an automobile in which she was riding overturned several times near Midway, were held Thursday afternoon at the Screven Baptist Church. Elder H. C. Hodges officiated, being assisted by Rev. J. D. Poindexter. Interment was in the Screven Cemetery with Harrison Funeral Home in charge. It was stated that Mrs. Kinard was driving from Midway with two other young ladies and when attempting to pass a truck, their car overturned. Survivors include her husband, Cpl. Merlin Howard Kinard, United States Army in England; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Westberry of Screven; five sisters, Misses Evelyn, Valrie and Virginia Westberry, Mrs. Rufus Thornton and Mrs. Mack Miller, all of Screven; four brothers, Pfc. Clarence L. Westberry, United States Army in Belgium; Howard, Clifford and Vernon Westberry, all of Screven.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, January 25, 1945.
Funeral Services For Mrs. Clarke. Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Westberry Clarke, who passed away Saturday night at the home of her son-in-law, R. L. Price, were conducted Monday afternoon at the graveside in Westberry cemetery with Rev. John R. Graham officiating. Mrs. Clarke, wife of the late Jesse Clarke, had resided in Wayne County her entire life. She was a daughter of William and Rachael Westberry. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. D. M. Aspinwall, Odum; Mrs. O. W. Strickland, Brunswick; Mrs. L. C. Aspinwall, Odum, and Mrs. R. L. Price, Jesup; five sons, W. L. Clarke, J. P. Clarke and Barnard Clarke of Jesup; James F. Clarke of Brunswick and Sgt. Jesse M. Clarke, with the Air Force in the South Pacific; three sisters, Mrs. W. T. Westberry and Mrs. I. L. Langford, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. D. M. Cameron of Fargo, and five brothers, D. Marion Westberry of Pritchardville, S.C.; Josh M. Westberry of Kingsland; Mack Westberry of St. Mary’s; H. J. Westberry of Perry, Fla. and R. Clinton Westberry of Foley. Pallbearers were Barney Sapp, Roy Henderson, Lawton Prevaux, Jim Woods, John Williams and John Mosley.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thurday, August 22, 1946.
Last Rites Friday For J. A. Westberry Accident Victim. Last rites for James Aubrey Westberry, 23, young Jesup veteran of the Air Corps, who was killed Wednesday afternoon near Odum when a truck he was driving overturned, will be conducted tomorrow, Friday afternoon at 4 o’clock at the Old Bethel Baptist Church. Rev. Beal of Millwood will officiate. The deceased had a large number of friends over this entire community who were shocked to learn of his tragic passing. The accident occurred when he attempted to make a cross-roads turn. The victim was born and reared in Wayne County, with the exception of about two years in the U. S. Army Air Corps, a good part of which was overseas in the European Theatre. He received his honorable discharge about six months ago. Survivors include his father, Isham Westberry; his mother, Mrs. Willar Collins Westberry of Jesup; four sisters, Mrs. Marie Albury of Naranja, Fla.; Mrs. Mada Ogden of Jesup; Mrs. Wretha Bell Ogden of Odum; and Miss Blanche Westberry of New York City; two brothers, Gordon Westberry of Odum and Bennie Westberry of Jesup.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, October 24, 1946.
Hugh H. Westberry, 62, a native of Wayne County died last Wednesday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Donice Thompson in Avon Park, Fla. Funeral services were held last Thursday at 2:00 p.m. at Flint Branch Baptist Church by Rev. John R. Graham of Surrency. Burial followed in the church cemetery with Wayne Funeral Home in charge. He is survived by five sons; McGlohon Westberry, Screven; Estell and Kenneth Westberry, Alma; Heywood Westberry, Ft. Myers, Fla.; and Lamar Westberry of Pennsylvania; two daughters, Mrs. Willie Kate Foster, Fruitland Park, Fla.; Miss Margie Westberry, Ft. Myers, Fla.; two brothers, Port and W. C. Westberry, Jesup; three sisters, Mrs. Thompson, Mrs. J. B. Rogers, Jesup and Mrs. Lucy Roth, Daytona, Fla. and four grandchildren.
Final Rites Held For Mrs. Westberry - Funeral services were held last Wednesday morning for Mrs. Lula A. Westberry, 87, widow of Peter Westberry, who died Monday afternoon, November 24, 1947 at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A. L. Bunch, Savannah, after an illness of three weeks. Mrs. Westberry was a native of Jesup, but had lived in Savannah for 20 years. Services were conducted in the chapel of Irvine Henderson Funeral Home in Savannah, at 9 o’clock, by Rev. Searcy S. Garrison, D.D., pastor of Bull Street Baptist Church. Burial was in the Jesup Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Richard Milikin, Ben Hopps, Don Surrency, Gus Carter, Harry Burns and H. J. Westberry.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, February 12, 1948.
Little Westberry Girl Killed By Train In Miami – Joycelyn Faye Westberry, 7, granddaughter of W. C. Westberry of Jesup, was killed Saturday afternoon, January 31, when struck by a Seaboard Railroad freight engine while she was fishing from a trestle over Snapper Creek, half a mile from her home near South Miami, Fla. Her father, Haron Westberry, formerly resided in Jesup, moving to Florida about five years ago. An account of the tragedy in the Miami Herald said: Her father, Haron Westberry, saw the train coming and almost ran into the train himself as he sought to hail the engineer. South Miami Police Chief, E. W. McKinney said the engineer of the southbound train did not see the child or her dog, which also was killed. A brakeman and a fireman, sitting on the opposite side of the cab, spotted the dog and then the child, but couldn’t warn the engineer in time. Deputy Sheriff Claude C. High said the train would have missed the child if she had lain still on the trestle, but she raised her head and was decapitated. High said she could have jumped from the trestle, which was only about six feet above the water. Also fishing with her father was Joycelyn’s brother, Dade Jefferson Westberry, 8. Funeral services for the little girl were conducted the following Tuesday afternoon at Riviera Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bruce Cumming officiating. Burial was in Miami Memorial Park Cemetery.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, April 1, 1948.
Funeral Services Mrs. Minona Elliott - Funeral services were held for Mrs. Minona Westberry Elliott, 74, who died suddenly early last Thursday morning at her home near Odum, Friday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock at the Old Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. W. O. Wainwright officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Harrison Funeral Directors in charge. She is survived by her husband Wiley D. Elliott of Odum; two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Brussell of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Mrs. D. M. Waters of Waycross; six sons, Randall, Lloyd, Alvin and Hazel Jones of Odum, Lawton Jones of Bainbridge and Colon Jones of Baxley; forty-five grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. M.Z.M. Roberson, Mrs. Zettie Yarbrough and Mrs. Ralph Reddish, all of Odum; and four brothers, Henry and Isham Westberry of Jesup, J. B. Westberry of Pulaski and Bertie Westberry of St. Petersburg, Fla. Pallbearers were grandsons, Winston, Albert, Joe, J. C. and Lester Jones and Melvin Waters. Honorary pallbearers were John O’Quinn, George Thompson, Bill Moreland, S. J. Hires, Jordan B. Thompson, Dr. Don Pearce, Terrell Sutton, B. A. Smith, Dr. Abercrombie, W. L. Carter, Brantly O’Quinn and Hymie Nathan.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, January 6, 1949.
R. L. Westberry Dies At Home. Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock for Robert Lee (Bob) Westberry who died Sunday night at his home after an extended illness. Services were held at Red Hill Baptist Church with Rev. John R. Graham officiating. Harrison Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements. Mr. Westberry was the son of the late Sim and Leacy Westberry, both of Jesup and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katie Westberry; two daughters, Mrs. Lester Teston and Mrs. Ira Edenfield and one son, Luther C. Westberry, all of Jesup. Active pallbearers were Robert Westberry, Robert Poole, Ollen Stewart, Ottis Nunn, Benny Waters and Alfred Strickland.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, April 7, 1949.
Mrs. Tiny Harper Dies In Waycross. Mrs. Tiny W. Harper, 86, of Jesup, died in a Waycross hospital early Tuesday morning after a long illness. Funeral services were to be held Thursday afternoon from Little Creek Baptist Church at 3 o’clock where she had been a member since girlhood. Her pastor, Rev. Stetson Bennett, Rev. Majors, pastor of Central Baptist Church of Waycross and Rev. Sheppard, pastor of Hoboken Baptist Church officiated. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. J. D. Westberry, Mrs. R. C. Millikin, Mrs. P. C. Harris, all of Waycross, Mrs. G. C. Conger, Miami; eight sons, M. J. of Gardi, S. W. and V. E. of Jesup, J. J., Lakeland, Fla., R. R., Waycross, Noland, Charleston, S. C., L. L., Atlanta, G. W. of Savannah; two brothers, Lem Westberry, Georgie H. Nichols, Chicago; forty-six grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.
Lem Westberry died on June 2, 1949, at the age of 93, and was buried at Liberty Church Cemetery in the Bickley Community. As long as Bickley Church stands, a part of his legacy will live on.
Source : Bickley Church 1888-1988, for their Centennial celebration, page 139-140.
*Florida Times Union, November 4, 1949.
Mrs. M. Westberry, St. Augustine, Dies.
St. Augustine, Nov. 3 - Mrs. M. Westberry, long-time resident of St. Augustine, died this morning in a local hospital after a long illness. She was the former Bennie Love Alford of Worth County, Ga. She was a member of the Baptist Church, Maria Jefferson Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, and other organizations. Surviving are her husband, M. H. Westberry; two daughters, Sara L. and Martha L. Westberry of St. Augustine; two sons, M. H. Westberry, Jr. and Loren P. Higgs of Shawnee-on-the-Delaware, Pa.; three sisters, Mrs. I. H. Mann, Sylvester, Ga.,; Mrs. E. K. Gully, Atlanta, Ga.; Mrs. Ruth Wimpy, Dahlonega, Ga., and one brother, E. J. Alford, Sylvester, Ga. Funeral services will be held in Sylvester Saturday.

*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, December 8, 1949.
Funeral Rites For J. S. Westberry. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday for Joseph S. Westberry, 79, who died Friday night of a heart attack. Services were conducted at the Flint Branch Baptist Church with Rev. H. C. Hodges, Rev. Frank Harris and Rev. Joe Kindred officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery with Rinehart Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Westberry is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edwin Godwin of Screven; two sons, Mayroe of Jesup, and Otis of Screven; one sister, Mrs. W. M. Smith of Folkston; three brothers, Alonzo and George of Jesup, and Randall of Doctortown, and six grandchildren. Active pallbearers were Roswell Solomon, Steve Cribbs, Rufus Thornton, Gus Thompson, O. F. Thornton and Harry Mullis. Honorary pallbearers W. C. Rogers, Walter Wasdin, Leroy Crosby, Dr. J. L. Tyre, Dr. J. L. Johnson, Otis Richardson, J. F. Harris and Ernest Knight.
Florida Times Union, August 10, 1950.
Howell Westberry, Resident of Perry Since 1925, Passes.
Perry, Aug. 9 - Howell John Westberry, 63, a native of Jesup, Ga., but a resident of Perry since 1925, died at his home here last Friday. Funeral services were held Saturday in the Perry Baptist Church with interment in the Perry Cemetery. Mr. Westberry was prominently identified with the naval stores and lumber industry. He was a thirty-second degree Mason, deacon in the Baptist Church and a charter member of the Perry Lions Club. Survivors include his widow, Verdie Ammons Westberry; three sons, E. L., R. M. and J. L., all of Perry; five daughters, Mrs. W. L. Jackson of Jacksonville, Mrs. R. L. Edwards, Miss Bonita Westberry, Miss Barbara Jean Westberry and Miss Patricia Westberry, all of Perry; four brothers, D. M. Westberry, Pritchardville, S. C., J. M. Westberry, Kingsland, Ga., C. M. Westberry, St. Marys, Ga., and R. C. Westberry of Jacksonville; three sisters, Mrs. W. L. Westberry of Jacksonville, Mrs. I. L. Lankford, Jacksonville, and Mrs. C. M. Cameron of Lakeland, Ga.
Florida Times Union, September 26, 1950.
FEC Hotel Official Dies - M. H. Westberry Passes at St. Augustine.
St. Augustine, Sept. 25 - M. H. Westberry, 63, prominent St. Augustine citizen, died unexpectedly last night of a heart attack. He had served for the past 23 years as assistant treasurer of the Florida East Coast Hotel Company. A native of Worth County, Ga., and a graduate of Mercer University, Westberry was prominent in St. Augustine civic, fraternal and church affairs. He was treasurer, member of the board of trustees and an elder of Memorial Presbyterian Church. He was a life member of the Elks, a Mason, member of the St. Augustine Shrine Club and past president of the St. Augustine Rotary Club. Surviving are two daughters, Sarah and Martha Westberry of this city; two sons, M. H. Westberry, Jr., Albany, Ga., and Loren P. Higgs, Abbington, Pa.; a sister, Mrs. J. D. Myers, Valdosta, Ga., and a brother, W. H. Westberry, Moultrie, Ga. Three grandchildren survive also. Funeral services will be held Tuesday morning at 10 o’clock in Memorial Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. W. Howard Lee officiating. The body will be sent to Sylvester, Ga. for burial.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, May 17, 1951.
Funeral Held For D. Westberry Sunday P. M. Funeral services for Dorsey Westberry, 33, who drowned Sunday afternoon near Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, while fishing, were held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock at the Flint Branch Baptist Church with Elder H. C. Hodges and Elder David S. West officiating. He is survived by one son, Nelson Emory Westberry of Waycross; two brothers, A. J. Westberry and Durant Westberry, both of Jesup; his mother, Mrs. Millie Roberson of Odum. Active pallbearers were Rufus Thornton, Arvel Westberry, Mayro Westberry, Otis Westberry, Carlton Fender and Clifford Westberry, Interment was in the church cemetery in charge of Harrison Funeral Home.

Florida Times Union, June 9, 1951.
Leslie Westberry, Marine Sergeant, Is Killed in Korea. - Marine Sgt. Leslie E. Westberry, nephew of J. C. and A. H. Westberry of Jacksonville, has been killed in action in the Korean fighting, the Defense Department announced yesterday. Sergeant Westberry, a former local resident, was a veteran of World War II. He was recalled to active duty last year and was killed last Saturday. Surviving, beside his uncles here, are his widow and daughter in San Francisco, Calif., and his parents, Sgt. and Mrs. E. L. Westberry of Daytona Beach, now residing in Japan.
Florida Times Union, July 6, 1951.
J. M. Westberry - Kingsland, Ga., July 5, -- J. M. Westberry, 66, city councilman and prominent Kingsland citizen, died at his home this morning following a short illness. He was born and reared in Jesup, Wayne County, Ga. and was engaged in the naval stores business there for several years. He moved in 1946 to Kingsland, where he was engaged in business until his death. Mr. Westberry was elected to the City Council in 1949. He was a member of the Kingsland Baptist Church and was a Mason. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ruth Ammons Westberry; three sisters, Mrs. L. W. Westberry, Mrs. I. L. Langford, Jacksonville, and Mrs. J. M. Cameron, Lakeland, Ga.; three brothers, D. M. Westberry, Pritchardville, S. C., C. M. Westberry, St. Marys, and R. C. Westberry, Jacksonville. Funeral services will be held Saturday at 3 P.M. at the Kingsland Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Marys. Oxley Funeral Home, Fernandina, is in charge.

*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, July 17, 1952.
Young Son Of Nathan Poppell Buried Saturday. Graveside funeral services for Darrell Poppell, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Poppell, were held Saturday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock at Bethlehem cemetery with Rev. Frank Harris officiating. Besides his parents he is survived by one sister, Orvida Poppell; three brothers, R. L., Roy and Elbert Poppell, all of Odum; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Westberry of Jesup. Interment was in the church cemetery in charge of Harrison Funeral Home.
Bethlehem Wesleyan Church Cemetery, Wayne Co.
Florida Times Union, August 25, 1952.
WESTBERRY- Funeral services for Walter M. Westberry, 71 of 596 E. 56th St., who died in a local hospital yesterday following a short illness, will be held at 3 p.m. today in the North Main Street Baptist Church, with the Rev. M. Clyde Harless, pastor, officiating. The body will rest in the church from 2 p.m. Pallbearers will be: Honorary, J. M. Sessions, W. E. Carter, Jesse Durance, Ben T. James, Harvey Thompson and Eddie Anderson; active, E. L. Waldron, H. J. Harrison, L. W. Craven, J. W. Snow, M. C. Jefly and D. D. Malone. Pallbearers will meet in the church at 2:45 p.m. Burial will be in the Evergreen Cemetery under direction of Estes-Krauss Funeral Home. Mr. Westberry was a native of Georgia and had resided in this city for six years. He was a member of the North Main Street Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Nancy Westberry; a daughter, Mrs. L. I. Brown and two sons, O. N. Westberry and F. L. Westberry; all of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Ardelia Dowling of Blackshear, Ga., and Mrs. Viola Blount of this city, and three brothers, A. T. Westberry of Ocklawaha, D. B. Westberry of this city and E. L. Westberry of Blackshear.
Florida Times Union (Jacksonville, FL) April 2, 1953.
Funeral services for David Marion Westberry, 70, father and brother of a number Jacksonville residents, will be held at 11 a.m. today in Jesup, Ga. Mr. Westberry, who died yesterday at his home near Pritchardville, SC, where he had lived for 17 years, was the father of Harry W. Westberry, Duval County legislator; Gordon H. and David Monroe Westberry, all of Jacksonville. Two sisters, Mrs. L. W. Westberry and Mrs. J. L. Langford, and a brother , R. C. Westberry, also live here. Other survivors are his wife, Mrs. Millie Purcell Westberry, Pritchardville, SC; another sister, Mrs. J. N. Cameron, Lakeland, and a brother, C. M. Westberry, Sr., St. Mary's, GA. Services will be held in the Altamaha Baptist Church near Jesup with the Rev. J. R. Smith officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Odum Masonic Lodge and Masonic rites will be conducted at the grave. Funeral arrangements are under direction of Harrison Funeral Home, Jesup.
Florida Times Union, May 2, 1954.
Ezra Westberry Dies in Hospital - Ezra Alden Westberry, 77, of 7126 Southland St., a retired Seaboard Air Line Railroad bridge tender, died yesterday evening in a local hospital. Mr. Westberry was a native of Jesup, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in the First Baptist Church, Folkston, Ga. Burial under the direction of the Adkins Funeral Home, will be in Pineview Cemeterey, Folkston. Mr. Westberry is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Vera Wasdin and Mrs. Iris W. McNames, both of Jacksonville; a son, Eddie C. Westberry of Jacksonville; a brother, O. M. Westberry of Daytona Beach, and a sister, Mrs. Bastie Armstrong of Bean City.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, December 16, 1954.
Mrs. M. Roberson Buried Tuesday. Mrs. Mahalia Westberry Roberson, 85, died Monday morning after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Westberry, Sr. and a life-long resident of Wayne County. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. G. W. Murray and Mrs. Arthur McCall, both of Jesup; seven sons, H. C., Blackshear, Hobart, Blythe Island, L. B., Pearson, Alton, Florida, D. B., Savannah, Ernest, Pearson, Colvin Roberson of Odum and O. H. Roberson, Little Rock, Ark.; one sister, Mrs. Ralph Reddish, Odum; four brothers, J. B. Westberry, Pulaski, H. J. Westberry, Sr., Jesup, B. Westberry, Tampa, Fla. and Isham Westberry, Jesup; 22 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Old Bethel Baptist Church by the Rev. Braswell Carter and the Rev. Frank Harris. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were nephews Hazel Jones, Alvin Jones, Bertie Yarbrough, Otha Scott, Emory Ammons, H. J. Westberry, Jr. Honorary pallbearers were Terrell Sutton, Matthew Roberson, Frank Roberson, Clinton Roberson, L. R. Moody, Jim Williamson, Elton Tillman, Dr. Fred Harper, Elridge Withrow and Allen Aspinwall.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, December 23, 1954.
Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Hires Roberson, 72, of Jacksonville, Fla., mother of Mrs. Gordon Bishop of Jesup will be held this afternoon, Thursday at 2:30 p.m. at the Red Hill Baptist Church near Jesup. Mrs. Roberson, a former resident of Wayne County, died in a local hospital Tuesday afternoon, following a short illness. Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Gordon Bishop of Jesup and Mrs. C. H. Kline of New York City, N. Y.; two sons, C. L. Roberson of Brunswick and Ben Roberson of Jacksonville; two brothers, T. L. and R. A. Hires of Odum; three sisters, Mrs. A. L. Epps, Kingstree, S. C., Mrs. A. H. Pinson, Mrs. Jeanette Ford, Sylvester and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. B. W. Sweat, pastor of Lane’s Avenue Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Fla., assisted by Rev. Floyd Jenkins of the First Baptist Church of Jesup and Rev. M. W. Drawdy. Pallbearers will be nephews Leon Hires, Cluese Hires, Theodore Hires, G. C. Hires, Arnold Hires and Stokes Albritton. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, August 4, 1955.
Vernard Harper Buried Monday. Funeral services for Vernard Emory Harper, 48, who died suddenly Saturday afternoon, were held Monday at 4 p.m. at the Little Creek Baptist Church, conducted by the Rev. Stetson Bennett, assisted by the Rev. Floyd T. Jenkins. Masonic rites were conducted at the graveside in Little Creek Cemetery. Mr. Harper was the son of the late Mal H. Harper and Tiny Harper of Wayne County. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of Jesup Masonic Lodge 112 F&AM, and a member of chapter 70, Royal Arch Masons. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Estelle Ford Harper of Jesup; four sisters, Mrs. J. B. Westberry and Mrs. Rufus Mulligan, both of Waycross; Mrs. Mary Harris of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. W. C. Conger of Miami, Fla.; six brothers, Mal J. Harper of Gardi, Steve Harper and Nolan Harper of Jesup, Raymond R. Harper of Waycross, James J. Harper of Lakeland, Fla. and George W. Harper of Savannah.
H. J. Westberry Buried Friday. Henry J. Westberry, Sr., 78, died Wednesday night November 30, 1955 at his home here. He was a native of Wayne County and the son of the Late Mr. and Mrs. Randall Westberry. Mr. Westberry was a charter member of the Wayne Light Troop of the State Militia, the Jesup Kiwanis Club and the Altamaha Hunting and Fishing Club, and was one of the leading sportsmen of South Georgia. He was one of the first undertakers in Wayne County and owned the first automobile. He also was the first oil dealer in the county and was instrumental in having the present highway bridge built over the Altamaha River in Doctortown. He was engaged in various businesses for the past 50 years and at the time of his death was in the rental business and operation of a filling station. Survivors include one son, H. J. Westberry, Jr., Jesup; one daughter, Mrs. Ethylene Bell, Jacksonville, Fla.; three granddaughters; one sister, Mrs. Tempie Reddish, Odum; three brothers, Isham Westberry, Jesup; Bertie Westberry, San Diego, Calif. And John Westberry, Metter. Funeral services were conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at Old Bethel Baptist Church near Jesup, the Rev. Braswell Carter and the Rev. Floyd T. Jenkins officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. The body was taken to the home of his son Friday morning. Pallbearers were Benny Westberry, Gordon Westberry, Hazel Jones, Lester Reddish, T. J. Gordon, J. P. Parrish, Jim Lamb and Ted Thornton. Honorary pallbearers were Herbert Bradshaw, Jr., Allen Churchwell, William Cox, Fullwood Hinson, W. O. Hodges, Charles Hood, William Hopkins, C. E. Layton, A. H. Perry, Dudley Bunn, Earl Spence, J. E. Stewart, K. S. Varn, Hack Williams, Sr., H. C. Bunn, John King, Jr., H. C. Beaty, Dub Roberson, Ed Davis, Frank Jones, C. C. Jones, Sr., George Parrish, Perry Collins, R. K. Cash, Joe Thomas, C. C. Miles, Glen Thomas, E. F. Lawrence, Robert Zachry and Esmond Knight.
Savannah (GA) Morning News, Thursday, December 15, 1955.
Duval Solon's Mother Dies; Rites Today
Mrs. Millie Purcell Westberry, 66, of 3853 [1843 per Rae Oliver] (sic) Perry St., died in a local hospital yesterday after a long illness. she was the mother of Harry Westberry, Duval County representative in the State Legislature.
Mrs. Westberry was a native of Jesup, Ga., and had lived in Jacksonville about 2½ years. she was a member of the Altamaha Baptist Church of Jesup.
Survivors include two other sons, Gordon Westberry and Monroe Westberry, both of Jacksonville; two brothers, B.D. Purcell of Atlanta and A.E. Purcell of Jesup; two sisters, Mrs. J.M. Griffin and Mrs. B.B. Dent of Jacksonville; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be at the Altamaha Baptist Church near Jesup at 3 p.m. today. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with Hardage and Sons, Northside Funeral Home in charge.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, November 1, 1956.
William L. Tyre, Sr. Native Wayne County Buried Monday. William Leighton Tyre, Sr., 76, died Saturday night at the home of his son in Savannah. He was a native of Wayne County and resided in High Springs, Fla. for 20 years before moving to Savannah three years ago. Mr. Tyre was a former railroad engineer, retiring eleven years ago after more than 40 years service. He is survived by one son, William Lewis Tyre, Jr., Savannah; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. L. D. Highsmith, Jesup and Mrs. Alice Cameron, Jacksonville, Fla; three brothers, Vernon Tyre, Brunswick, Felton Tyre, Screven, and Asa Tyre, Adams Park. Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Harrison Chapel in Jesup conducted by the Rev. B. C. Tankersley. Burial took place in High Springs, Fla. at 3 p.m. Monday. Pallbearers were nephews.

*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, April 4, 1957.
George W. Westberry Buried March 22. George Washington Westberry, 76, died March 20 after a long illness. Mr. Westberry was the son of the late Joseph and Mollie Welch Westberry of Wayne County. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie Westberry of Jesup; three daughters, Mrs. Paul Sanders and Mrs. Robert Surrency, both of Jesup and Mrs. John Foulker, Hinesville; one son, Arvil Westberry, Jesup; one sister, Mrs. W. M. Smith, Waycross; two brothers, A. L. Westberry and J. R. Westberry, Jesup; six grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.
*Florida Times Union, September 6, 1957.
ROBERSON - Julian Burton (Jackie) Roberson, 19, of 1540 Oakhurst Ave. died Tuesday at Honolulu, Hawaii. Mr. Roberson lived in Jacksonville all his life. He was a member of the Berea Baptist Church. He graduated from Andrew Jackson High School in June 1955 and enlisted in the Marine Corps in October 1955. At the time of his death, he was stationed at Kaneoke Bay, Hawaii. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Julian Roberson, Sr., maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Westberry; an uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. Travis Rowe; four uncles, E. W. Roberson, H. K. Roberson, L. H. Roberson and L. M. Roberson, all of Jacksonville, ? ? ? and Mrs. Sam Simpson of Arlington, Va. Hardage and Sons Northside Funeral Home is in charge.
BAXLEY, GA., Oct. 6, 1957---Andrew C. Westberry, Sr, 71, died at his home in Baxley Saturday after a short illness.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Smith Westberry of Baxley; seven daughters, Mrs Cecil Boatright, Mrs. John L. Boatright, Miss Mary Lee Westberry, all of Baxley, Mrs. Edsel Harris of Bartow, Fla., Mrs. A. J. Gribble of Vero Beach, Fla., Mrs. Eugene Crummey and Mrs R. E. Hornsby, both of Macon; two sons, Andrew C. Westberry, Jr and Clinton Westberry, both of Baxley; 27 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ronnie Westberry of Baxley.
Funeral services will be held at the Memorial Free Will Baptist Church at 3 p. m. Monday, conducted by the Rev. Arthur Walton, assisted by the Rev. John Lewis. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Clifton Crosby, Grady Crummey, M. Branch, Vance Crozier, Edsel Lewis and Carl Deen, Dr. T. J. Barnes, Sr., Dr. M. E. Long, Johnny Dykes and Junior Davis.
Strickland Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, May 22, 1958.
Mrs. Etha L. Atkins Former Resident, Dies In California. Mrs. Etha Lou Atkins, 62 of Antioch, Calif. died Saturday. She was a native of Jesup but had moved to California from Jacksonville, Ala. In 1929. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Endie Phillips of Antioch; two sons, Cecil D. Westberry of Oakley, Calif. and Raymond J. Westberry of Antioch; four sisters, Mrs. Ellen A. Beasley, Mrs. Irene Jackson, Mrs. Leslie Grantham, all of Jesup and Mrs. Pearl Hammock of Perry; three half-sisters, Mrs. Archie Strickland, Mrs. Corine O'Berry, both of Jesup and Mrs. Virginia . . . Miss . . . Strickland of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, James Ellington Abbott of Jesup; stepmother, Mrs. Lula Abbott of Jesup; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Local arrangements will be announced by Harrison-Hoyle Funeral Home of Jesup, pending arrival of the body and relatives.
Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) Monday, May 11, 1959
Services Set Today for L. W. Westberry - Funeral services for Lawrence W. Westberry, 70 of 7458 Rowan Ct., a resident of Jacksonville for 34 years, will be held in Hardage and Sons Northside Chapel at 3 p.m. today. The Rev. R. R. Yates, pastor of the East 44th Street Baptist Church, will officiate. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Mr. Westberry, a native of Jesup, Ga., died Saturday at his home following a brief illness. He was a member of the East 44th Street Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Katie W. Westberry of Jacksonville; two daughters, Mrs. Doris Roberson and Mrs. Evelyn Rowe, both of Jacksonville; three sisters, Mrs. L. M. Wetherington of Jacksonville, Mrs. Ballie Griffis of Odom, Ga., and Mrs. Nora Herring of Brunswick; two brothers, O. O. Westberry of Valdosta, Ga., and G. F. Westberry of Nederland, Tex.; and one grandson, Earle Johnson of Jacksonville.

*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Georgia, Thursday, March 10, 1960.
Mrs. W. Westberry Buried Tuesday. Mrs. Willar Collins Westberry, 76, died early Monday morning at her home after a long illness. A native of Raleigh, N.C., she had lived most of her life in Wayne County. She was a member of the Old Bethel Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Old Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Emory Rozier and Rev. J. E. Blanton officiating. She is survived by her husband, Isham Westberry, Jesup; four daughters, Mrs. Marie Albury, Naranja, Fla.; Mrs. Maida Ogden, Miami, Fla.; Mrs. Wretha Hope, Jesup and Mrs. Blanche Rizzieri, Long Island, N.Y.; one brother, Jim Collins, Screven; 10 grandchildren. Pallbearers were Hulon Collins, Bill Collins, Kelly Collins, Herschel Collins, Jim Collins and L. A. Collins. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of the NeSmith Funeral Home.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Georgia, Thursday, March 28, 1960.
Mal J. Harper Buried Saturday In Gardi Cemetery. Mal J. Harper, Sr., 78, died March 24th in the Wayne Memorial Hospital after a long illness. A native of Wayne County, he was a retired farmer and beekeeper. He was a member of the Wayne County Board of Education from 1938 to 1958 and a member and deacon of the Gardi Baptist Church. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Gardi Baptist Church with the Rev. Rance Richardson, pastor, the Rev. S. F. Bennett and the Rev. Baxter James officiating. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Carrie Sharpe Harper of Gardi; two daughters, Mrs. John Tyre of Gardi, and Mrs. Dennis Brown of Savannah; two sons, Mal J. Harper, Jr. of Miami, Fla., and Elwood Harper of Jesup; eight grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Nellie Westberry, Waycross, Mrs. Minnie Mulligan, Waycross, Mrs. Mary Harris, Jacksonville, Fla. and Mrs. Lessie Conger of Miami, Fla.; five brothers, Raymond R. Harper, Waycross, Steve Harper, Jesup, George Harper, Savannah, Nolan Harper, Jesup and Jim Harper of Lakeland, Fla. Active pallbearers were nephews William Harper, Robert Harper, Harold Harper, Lem Harper, Jr., Ralph Harris and Norman Harper. Honarary pallbearers were Mark W. Henderson, Troy Fore, L. C. Jackson, Roy Breen, C. A. Shanklin, Paul Mansfield, E. F. Mansfield, Jim Hill, Jasper Hill, Curtis Harper, Aubrey Hires, Herschel Collins and Rufus Roberson.

*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Georgia, Thursday, June 9, 1960.
Arvle G. Westberry Buried Saturday At Flint Branch Church. Arvle G. Westberry, age 35, died Thursday afternoon, June 5, following an extended illness. Survivors include one son, Larry Gene Westberry of Jesup; mother, Mrs. G. W. Westberry of Jesup; three sisters, Mrs. Paul Sanders of Jesup, Mrs. R. L. Surrency of Odum and Mrs. J. A. Faulker of Hinesville. Funeral services were held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Flint Branch Baptist Church with Rev. R. B. Purcell, Rev. David West, Rev. W. R. Barnard and Elder H. C. Hodges, officiating. Interment was in the Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Mayro Westberry, Howard Westberry, C. L. Westberry, A. J. Westberry, James Westberry and Clifford Westberry. Honorary pallbearers were David Johnston, Lester Johnson, Frank Cason, Grady Thompson, Kenneth Anderson, William Tyre, J. P. Harris, Dr. E. L. Harrell, Gordon bishop, Ira Spell, Collie Todd, Doug Thomas, Bobby Reddish, Hob Reddish, Curtis Beaver, Johnny Starling, Bill Zorn, Frank Johnson, Roze Wynn, E. E. Surrency, Nathan Poppell, Rev. M. B. Norris, Rev. Baxter James and Elza Martin. Arrangements were in charge of Harrison-Hoyle Funeral Home.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Georgia, Thursday, October 13, 1960.
Isham R. Westberry Buried On Monday. Isham R. Westberry, 74, died Saturday morning at his home after a short illness. He was a native of Wayne County. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday at the Old bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Emory Rozier and Rev. J. E. Blanton officiating. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Marie Albury, Naranja, Fla., Mrs. Maida Ogden, Miami, Fla., Mrs. Wretha Hope, Jesup and Mrs. Blanche Rizzieri of Long Island, N.Y.; two sons, Gordon Westberry of Odum and Bennie Westberry of Jesup; 10 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Ralph Reddish of Jesup; one brother, Bertie Westberry of St. Petersburg, Fla. Pallbearers were Lester Reddish, Ernest Roberson, H. H. Jones, Vernon Pye, dick Jones and David Griffis. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of the NeSmith Funeral Home.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Georgia, Thursday, January 5, 1961.
Ira W. Westberry Buried Wednesday. Ira Wesley Westberry, 71, died last night in Jacksonville after a long illness. He was a native of Wayne County. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Liberty Baptist Church with the Rev. Emory Rozier and Rev. David West officiating. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Archie Griffis, Odum, Mrs. J. E. Pipkin, Brunswick and Mrs. Estelle Roberts of Jacksonville; five sisters, Mrs. H. A. Roberson, Jesup, Mrs. G. W. Westberry, Jesup, Mrs. Pearl Waters, Miami, Mrs. Eva Aldridge, Waycross and Mrs. J. R. Westberry, Jesup; one brother, J. S. Westberry of Waycross; 13 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers were Hazel Jones, Elzie Westberry, Elmer Westberry, Franklin Westberry, Robert Surrency and Paul Sanders. Honorary pallbearers were Ellis Ring, Neil Ring, Walter Ring, Henry Ring, Wilmer Ring and Genell Ring. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of the NeSmith Funeral Home.
Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) Thursday, October 25, 1962
WESTBERRY, Mrs. Lillian A. Westberry died Tuesday in a Milledgeville, Ga. Hospital. She was a native of Charlton County, Ga. Mrs. Westberry was survived by one son, Eddie C. Westberry of Jacksonville; two daughters, Mrs. Iris W. McNames of Vidalia, Ga., and Mrs. Vera W. Wasdin of Jacksonville and three brothers, John Oberry of Folkston, ga., Henry Oberry of Folkston and Robert I. Oberry of Jacksonville. Graveside services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in Pineview Cemetery - Folkston with Dr. Gower Latimer officiating. Adkins Morticians are in charge of arrangements.
Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) Thursday, March 21, 1963
C. F. Westberry Funeral Today - Funeral services for Carlos F. Westberry, 66 will be held at 11 a.m. today at Key-McCabe Funeral Home with Rev. R. Wilbur Herring officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Westberry, who lived at 2658 Sandra Lane, died Tuesday night in a local hospital. He was a native of Jesup, Ga., and had lived here for six months. Survivors include his widow Mrs. Mary Ray Westberry, a daughter, Mrs. Jacqueline McGlamry of Jacksonville, a son, Carlos F. Westberry, Jr. of Birmingham, Ala., two sisters, Mrs. Charles Jordan of Jacksonville and Mrs. Myrtice Clary of Jesup; a brother, W. B. Westberry of Jacksonville, and four grandchildren.

*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, May 14, 1964.
Mrs. I. S. Bennett Buried Sunday. Mrs. Louisiana Roberson Bennett, 95, of Route 1, Odum, died early Friday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jasper L. Scott, Route 2, Jesup, after an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Wayne County, Mrs. Bennett was one of the county's oldest citizens. She was a charter member of the New Bethel Baptist Church and the widow of the late Isham S. Bennett, who at the time of his death in 1930 was the Representative of Wayne County in the State House of Representatives. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Essie James, Odum, Mrs. Jasper L. Scott, Jesup, Mrs. Ed H. Wells of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sons, P. M. Bennett and R. V. Bennett of Brunswick, Gordon Bennett, Jesup; three sisters, Mrs. M. C. Lewis, Mobile, Ala., Mrs. Claude Cutts and Mrs. Della Moody, Jesup; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Sunday from the New Bethel Baptist Church with Dr. Walter B. Feagins, Rev. Raymond Chauncey and the Rev. A. D. Stanfield officiating. Interment was in the Old Bethel Cemetery.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Ga., Thursday, January 14, 1965.
Arnos N. Rogers, Sr., 51, was found dead at his residence on Route 2, Jesup, early Monday morning. A lifelong resident of Wayne County, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Rogers. He was a county commissioner from the Odum district, a director of the Wayne State Bank, a member of the Jesup Elks Lodge, Jesup Lodge No. 112 F&AM, and a member of the Wayne County Forestry board for the past 25 years. He was a farmer, extensive landowner and a partner in the Wayne Milling Company. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Jesup Church of God with the Rev. C. N. Bolt, Rev. W. H. Ansley and Rev. Dewey Norton officiating. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lena Blount Rogers, Jesup; a daughter, Miss Brenda Rogers, a student at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta; two sons, Dr. A. N. Rogers, Jr., of Jesup and James M. "Mike" Rogers, a student at Berry Academy at Rome; four step-daughters, Mrs. Susan Clark of Richmond Hill; Miss Jane Blount, Miss Debbie Blount and Miss Faye Blount, all of Jesup; five sisters, Mrs. Oma Glover of Doraville; Mrs. Margaret Brockington of Jesup; Mrs. Edna Strickland of Jesup; Mrs. Marie Crosby of Swainsboro and Mrs. Sue Bunn of Jesup; a brother, Vernon Rogers of Jesup; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers were R. W. Woodruff, W. G. Thomas, Sr., S. C. Harper, J. C. Hodges, L. T. Dent, Rufus Roberson, C. C. Jones and Billy Poppell. (A host of Honorary Pallbearers; too many to mention.)

Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) Saturday, September 25, 1965.
WESTBERRY, C. M. Westberry, Sr. 77 who lived in St. Mary's GA died at his home early Friday after a brief illness. He was a native of Wayne County, GA and was a retired naval stores operator. He had resided in St. Mary's for the past 25 years. He is survived by the widow, Mrs. Lizzie Mae Westberry, three daughters, Mrs. Randall Clark of Jacksonville, Mrs. Irene Pope of St. Mary's and Miss Dot Westberry of St. Mary's; two sons, C. M. Westberry, Jr. of Jesup, GA and T. M. Westberry of St. Mary's, three sisters, Mrs. I. L. Lankford and Mrs. (?) W. Westberry, both of Jacksonville and Mrs. C. M. Cameron of Lakeland GA, and a brother R. C. Westberry of Jacksonville. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at St. Mary's Methodist Church with the pastor Rev. J. Lloyd Scott officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Robert Harrison, Charles Smith, George Harvey, Maurice Austin, Fred Miller and John MacDonnell. Honorary pallbearers will be Wade Reynolds, George Long, Q. C. McArthur, George Howard, Dr. G. W. Barker and C. G. Smith. Wainwright Funeral Home of Kingsland is in charge of arrangements.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Ga., Thursday, June 3, 1965.
Kim Westberry Be Buried Today. K. Howard Westberry, 5-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Howard Westberry of 195 Greenbrae Drive, Jesup, died Tuesday morning in the Wayne Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. Survivors are the parents, a brother, Charles Westberry, Jesup, maternal grandmother, Mrs. Edna Sapp, Jesup; the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Westberry of Jesup. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today (Thursday) from the Calvary Baptist Church with the Rev. W. T. Rathbun officiating. Interment will be in the Jesup City Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Jimmy Miller, Dale Westberry, Jerry Miller, Mickey Lane, Ricky Hammond and Ronnie Westberry. Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. R. E. Miller, Dr. R. A. Moody, Dr. Carter L. Meadows, Earl Driggers, Jim Donahue, Stetson Bennett, Jr., Buddy Gordon, James Thompson, E. E. Morris, Max Wesley, Mark Keener, Bennie C. Moore, Jack Tillman, Curtis Jones, Donnell Landon, Bruce Woodard, Dave Madray and Woodrow Collier.
Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) Sunday, April 17, 1966
WESTBERRY- Funeral services for Mrs. Katie Westberry, 74, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Hardage and Sons Northside Funeral Home, 34th and Main Streets, with Rev. Arthur Estes, pastor of the Victory Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Westberry, who lived at 8948 Monroe Ave., Riverview, died Friday night in a Jacksonville hospital after an illness of six weeks. She was born in Jesup, Ga., and had lived in Jacksonville since 1925, moving here from Brunswick, Ga. She was a member of the East 44th Street Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Doris Roberson and Mrs. Evelyn Rowe; a foster son, Sammy L. Westberry; a grandson, Earle Johnson; and five great-grandchildren, all of Jacksonville; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Langford of Jacksonville and Mrs. J. M. Cameron of Lakeland, Ga.; a brother R. C. Westberry of Jacksonville; and a number of nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers will be Harry Westberry, Gordon Westberry, Monroe Westberry, James Middleton, Eugene Tyre and Richard Roof.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, August 4, 1966.
Ellison Ogden Buried Tuesday. Ellison E. Ogden, 69, died early Monday morning in the St. Vincent's Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, after a short illness. The Wayne County native had lived in Jacksonville for the past eight years. Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Old Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Edward Graham and the Rev. Fred McLendon officiating. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Maida Westberry Ogden of Jacksonville; two sisters, Mrs. Ella Barks of Plymouth, Fla. and Mrs. Maude Williamson of Jesup; a brother, Felton Ogden of Trion and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Irvin Ogden, William Ogden, Kenny Crump, Hansel Clark, Jack Sullivan and Woodrow Ogden. Burial was in the Old Bethel Cemetery under the direction of the NeSmith-Harrison Funeral Home.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, February 9, 1967.
Services Today For M. R. Miller. Max Roland Miller, 47, of 103 Meadow Street, Jesup, was killed Monday afternoon when his tractor-trailer truck was struck by another large truck, two miles East of Hinesville, on U.S. 82. The Pennsylvania native had lived in Jesup for 24 years. He was a veteran of World War II and had been an employee of the Alfred Dorman Company for 21 years. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Hazel Westberry Miller of Jesup; two sons, Jerry Max Miller and Jimmy Richard Miller of Jesup; his mother and step-father, Mr. and Mrs. George Switzer of Mill Hall, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Edith Selby of Jersey Shore, Pa. and Mrs. Ruby Rine of Mill Hall; a brother, Leidy Miller, Jr. of Pittsburg; three half-brothers, Bill and Donald Switzer of Mill Hall and Nevin Switzer of Lock Haven, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today from the Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. W. T. Rathbun and Rev. Joe C. Kindred officiating. Interment will be in the Jesup City Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Stokes Albritton, Charles Duggan, Donnell Landon, Delvin Martin, Raymond Mankin and Robert Murray. Honorary pallbearers will be Harry Deaveux, Robert Sheffield, Raymond Odum, Harry Mathis, W. D. Harrelson, Herbert Goss, J. E. White, Junior Kirkland, Earl Jackson, Buddy Samples, Ernest Smith, E. T. Youngblood, H. C. Daniels, Ashley Popwell, J. W. Bennett, Dr. R. E. Miller, Woodrow Collier, Parker Mullis, Sr., and Sterling Davis, Sr. The Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, March 9, 1967.
W. C. Westberry Buried Yesterday. William Colmon Westberry, 77, of Route 1, Odum, died Sunday morning at his residence after a long illness. The Wayne County native was a retired carpenter, a member of the Jesup Masonic Lodge #112 F.&A.M. and a member of the Flint Branch Baptist Church. He donated the land for the Flint Branch Baptist Church and cemetery. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Nathan Poppell of Odum, Mrs. Richard Stewart of Miami, Fla. and Mrs. Fred Shortz of Priest River, Idaho; two sons, Edwin and Haron Westberry of Miami, two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Ruff of Daytona Beach and Mrs. Donnie Thompson of Avon Park, Fla.; a brother, Port Westberry of Daytona Beach, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Wednesday from the Flint Branch Baptist Church with Elder M. S. Cameron and Elder Linton Williams officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers were Elmo Keith, Edward Gordon, J. L. Gordon, Sr., J. L. Gordon, Jr., Ernest Surrency and R. L. Poppell. The Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, July 20, 1967.
Mrs. Westberry Buried Tuesday. Mrs. Ronnie Westberry, 91, died early Monday morning in the Wayne Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was the widow of the late Robert Lee Westberry of Wayne County. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Ira Edenfield of Doctortown and Mrs. Inell Teston of Jesup; one son, Luther Westberry of Jesup; 10 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 4 p.m. from the Red Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. J. T. Fann officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers were L. C. Teston, W. E. Teston, Delmer McCall, Arthur Rindeau, Donald Selph and Marvin Griffis. The Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, August 10, 1967.
Mrs. Mary Tyre Former Resident Buried Yesterday. Mrs. Mary Bennett Tyre, 80, of 8602 Whitfield Avenue, Savannah, died early Tuesday morning in the Memorial Medical Center after a short illness. She was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church in Savannah. The Wayne County native had been a resident of Savannah for the past twenty-six years. Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in the NeSmith-Harrison Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. B. C. Tankersley officiating. Survivors are a son, William Lewis Tyre, Savannah; four grandchildren, a great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were nephews, Leron Highsmith, Troy Highsmith, Bennett Franklin, Emory Franklin, John David Jones and Vandell Bennett. Burial was in the Jesup Cemetery under the direction of the NeSmith Harrison Funeral Home.
Ralph Reddish Buried Thursday. Ralph Lester Reddish, 78, died early Wednesday morning August 16, 1967 in the Wayne Memorial Hospital after a long illness. The lifelong resident of Wayne County was a retired butcher and farmer. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Tempie Westberry Reddish of Odum; five daughters, Mrs. Thelma Brown and Mrs. Alene Yarbrough of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Mrs. Mary Cleghorn, Titusville, Fla., Mrs. Ethelyn Welch, Gainesville, Fla., Mrs. Twyla Flood of Park Ridge, Illinois; three sons, Lester Reddish of Jesup, Robert L. Reddish, Gainesville, Fla. and Vernon Reddish of Butler; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Bennett, Darien; two brothers, Linton Reddish and Pierce Reddish, both of Odum; twenty grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Thursday in the Old Bethel Baptist Church with Rev. Edward Graham officiating. Pallbearers were Gene Hires, Oscar Roberson, Phillip Roberson, Ellis Ring, Tom Mattox and Lonnie Aldridge. Honorary pallbearers were Frank Roberson, Joe Martin, Barnard Hires, Rev. Leon Yarbrough, Riley O'Quinn, Lonnie Ogden, Sr., Jim Williams, Herbert O'Quinn, J. R. Thompson and R. M. Thompson. Burial was in the Joiner Cemetery under the direction of the NeSmith-Harrison Funeral Home. (Reddish-Joyner Cemetery, Wayne Co, Ga.)
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, September 28, 1967.
Westberry Rites At Spring Grove. David Earl Westberry, 17, of Route 2, Jesup, died Wednesday afternoon, September 20, in the Wayne Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Survivors are his mother, Rosa Lee Westberry of Jesup and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Westberry of Jesup. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday from the Spring Grove Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. S. B. Burch and Rev. L. L. Purvis officiating. Interment was in the Spring Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Edward Westberry, Aubrey Westberry, Jerry Miller, Robert Surrency, Cliff Manning and Howard Westberry. Honorary pallbearers were Paul Sanders, R. T. Littlefield, Ernest Knight, Stetson Bennett, Jr., Ira spell, Rev. Gordon Hunter, W. J. Broadhurst, J. C. Fender, Rev. M. S. Cameron, Nick Harris and Rufus Thornton. The Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, February 1, 1968.
M. Westberry Buried Saturday. Oliver Massey Westberry, 93, of Daytona Beach, Fla., died Wednesday night in Holly Hill, Fla. after a long illness. The Wayne County native had been a resident of Daytona Beach for 43 years. He was a retired brick mason. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Thelma Gardner of Holly, Fla., Mrs. Imogene Pruett of Port Orange, Fla. and Mrs. Margaret Evans of Daytona; six sons, Enis Westberry of Jacksonville, Roy H. Westberry of Lake City, Howard A. and Pete Westberry of Port Orange, Fla, Darwin Westberry of Ormond Beach and Terrance Westberry of Orlando, Fla; 32 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services were held 2 p.m. Saturday from the Flint Branch Baptist Church with Rev. M. S. Cameron officiating. Interment was in the Flint Branch Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Elmo Keith, David Earl Keith, Warren Keith, Bill Keith, E. P. Roberson and Howard James Westberry. The Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, June 27, 1968.
Mayro Westberry Buried Saturday. Clifford Mayro Westberry, 62, of Route 1, Screven was struck by an automobile Thursday afternoon on U.S. 82, East of Jesup. He was pronounced dead at the Wayne Memorial Hospital. The Wayne County native was a farmer and a member of the Pine Ridge Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Joyce Watson Westberry of Screven; three daughters, Mrs. Phillip Lightsey and Mrs. Aaron Lightsey, Jr. of Odum, Miss Mary Westberry of Screven; two sons, Eugene Westberry of Bristol, Joe R. Westberry of Screven; a sister, Mrs. Vada Godwin of Screven and eight grandchildren. Funeral services were held 4 p.m. Saturday from the Flint Branch Baptist Church with Rev. L. N. Yarbrough and Elder Earlish Lightsey officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers were nephews: Carrol Godwin, Earl Godwin, J. W. Boyette, Ronnie Boyette, William Bird and Vance Watson. The Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) Sunday, August 4, 1968
WESTBERRY- Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy C. Westberry will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, in the Key-McCabe Northside Chapel with Rev. James T. Barber officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen cemetery. Mrs. Westberry, of 612 Lawton Ave., died Friday. She was a member of the North Main St. Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ada L. Brown; and two sons, O. N. and F. L. Westberry, all of Jacksonville. Pallbearers will be M. A. Rowden, J. H. Steele, Ray Cotton, W. E. Carter, Bob McIlroy, and C. E. Jones.

Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) Saturday, February 1, 1969
WESTBERRY- Richard C. Westberry, 72, of 1336 St. Johns Bluff Rd., died Thursday in a local hospital. A native of Jesup, Ga., Mr. Westberry was a veteran of World War I. He had resided here 35 years. He was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lucy Westberry; a daughter, Mrs. Virginia Drane; a son, Richard C. Westberry, Jr., and two step-sons, Harold and Morris Greer; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Langford, and Mrs. Minnie Cameron; 17 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. (Homerville, Ga., Monticello, Fla., Perry and Lake City papers, please copy.) Arrangements by Corey-Kerlin. Buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Jax, FL.
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, April 16, 1970.
T. G. Hires Killed In Accident On Monday.
Theodore G. Hires, 50, of Odum Highway, Jesup was accidentally killed Monday morning when a dump truck body fell on him at the T. G. Hires and Son Construction Co. Plant. The Wayne County Native was a member of the Jesup First United Methodist Church, a member of the Jesup Elks Lodge, Jesup Masonic Lodge No. 112, F&AM Jesup Chapter No. 70 of the Royal Arch Masons, the Alee Shrine Temple, a charter member of the Jesup Jaycees, a former member of the Jesup and Wayne County Recreation Commission. He was the owner of the T. G. Hires and Son Construction Co. Survivors are his wife, Dorothy Hires of Jesup; a son, Luther Hires of Jesup; his mother, Mrs. Pearl Hires of Jesup; a sister, Mrs. L. W. Westberry of Jesup; two brothers, C. C. Hires of Jesup and Albert Hires of Winter Park, Fla., and two grandchildren. Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Wednesday from the Jesup First United Methodist Church with Rev. W. H. Ansley and Rev. Fred McLandon officiating. Interment was in the Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery with Masonic Rites at the graveside. Active pallbearers were James Jackson, James Ed Pearce, Francis Corey, Clevie Dover, Jessie Bowman, Sanford Manning. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Keith, Don Lawson, Harry B. Wood, James NeSmith, Logan Dent, Ralph Ward, Glen Thomas, Sr., Dr. Ollie O. McGahee, Bob Jones, Bill Morris, Donnie Gay, Roy Watson, R. E. Harrison, Burney Dardar, Billy Parker, Lawrence Tippins, Shannon Copeland, R. W. Woodruff, Bert Hires, Curtis Harper, Dr. J. W. Yeomans, Layton Martin, Kennie Yeomans, Jimmy Davis, Bob McCrary, Earl Murphy, Larry Akins, Bill Miller. The Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of the arrangements.

The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, June 11, 1970.
Woman Killed By Truck On Thursday.
Mrs. Maida Ogden, 59, of Jesup was killed early Thursday morning when she was struck by a tractor-trailer while attempting to walk across U.S. 301 near Cedar Street here. Cpl. J. R. Durrence of the Hinesville State Patrol Post identified the truck driver as David Esker of Cherryville, N.C. The truck belongs to the Carolina Freight Co. of Cherryville. Durrence said a witness, Mrs. June Heath of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. was approaching northward on U.S. 301 and saw the accident. He said the witness reported that the truck driver swerved to his left to avoid hitting Mrs. Ogden, but apparently saw her too late. He said no charges were filed. Mrs. Ogden lived at the Scandia Motel near the accident scene and was apparently walking to the motel when she was killed. Trooper W. R. Kicklighter and the Jesup City Police assisted in the investigation. She was a native of Wayne County. Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Marie Albury of Homestead, Fla., Mrs. Wretha Hope of Jesup and Mrs. Blanche Rizzierri of Bethpage, Long Island, N.Y., and two brothers, Gordon Westberry of Odum and Bennie Westberry of Jesup. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, June 6 at Old Bethel Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. NeSmith-Harrison Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge.
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, June 25, 1970.
Raymond Westberry Rites in Calif.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 13th, for Raymond J. Westberry, 47 of 1396 Redwood St., Pittsburg, who died of unknown causes after being taken to the county hospital in Martinez. He moved to Antioch in 1948 and had lived in the Antioch-Pittsburg area since then. He was a former employee of U.S. Steel and the Stockton Brick co. of Pittsburg. He was a member of the Laborer's Union Local 324 of Martinez. Survivors include his wife, Anna, two daughters, Pat Carlson and Dianne Hart, both of Sacramento; a sister, Endie May White, of Antioch; a brother, Cecil D. Westberry of Oakley; one grandson and several nieces and nephews. The Revs. Charles Bradshaw of the Immanuel Baptist Church of Antioch and Pastor Billy Hamblin of the Bethel Temple of Antioch officiated. Burial was in the Memory Gardens in Concord. Pallbearers were Duane Edwards, Roy Rolen, Clifford Madison, Harold Huff, Clayton Bowers and Chester Quetelbum.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Emma Westberry, 70, who died Thursday December 17, 1970 in Bacon County Hospital after a long illness, were held Saturday at 4 p. m. at Memorial Free Will Baptist Church. Internment was in the Church Cemetery.
She was a member of the Zion Church of God.
Survivors are six daughters, Mrs. Florean Boatright, Mrs. Anna Harris, Mrs. Dora Murphy, Mrs. Mary Lee Williamson of Baxley, Mrs. Mildred Boatright of Alma and Mrs. Delores Gribble of Fort Pierce, Florida; two sons, Andrew Westberry of Fitzgerald and Clinton Westberry of Baxley; 35 grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.
The Strickland Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) Thursday, December 31, 1970.
JACKSON-Mrs. Anne Westberry Jackson, 60, of 8442 Brookmont Ave. S. passed away Tuesday evening in a local hospital. She was a native of Jesup, GA, having resided here for forty years. She was a member of the North Jacksonville Baptist Church, the America Chapter 124, Order of the Eastern Star, Khem Temple 85, Daughters of the Nile and the Telephone pioneers of America. In 1965 she retired from the Traffic Department of Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co. with whome she had been employed for 37 years. Survivors include her husband, Wilbur L. Jackson of Jacksonville; her stepmother, Mrs. Verdie Westberry, of Perry, FL; five sisters, Mrs. R. L. Edwards, Mrs. James Cutrer, both of Perry; Mrs. Robert Carstens, Jr. of Gainesville, FL; Mrs. R. L. Blackmon, Jr., of Sumter, SC; and Mrs. Roy McLeod, II, of Tallahassee; three brothers, Eldred Westberry, of Perry, R. M. Westberry, of Tampa; and John Westberry, of Tallahassee; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Chapel of Hardage and Sons Northside Funeral Home, 34th and Main Sts., the Rev. Robert F. Gabriel, pastor of the North Jacksonville Baptist Church, officiating. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be, active, T. J. Woodham, Sr., R.R. Macomber, O'Neal Mattox, C. G. Tankerslay, Everett Stokes, and W. R. Bridger; honorary, members of the Funsters Unit of Morocco Temple.
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, February 4, 1971.
Mrs. Wretha Westberry Hope, 55, died Tuesday afternoon after a long illness. The lifelong resident of Wayne County was a member of the First Street Church of Christ. Survivors are her husband, Mr. Doffie Hope of Jesup; a daughter, Mrs. Ann O. Royal of Jesup; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Albury of Homestead, Florida and Mrs. John Rizzieri of Beth Page, New York; two brothers, Gordon Westberry of Odum, and Bennie Westberry of Jesup. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday in the Old Bethel Baptist Church with Bro. Elwood Holt officiating. Pallbearers will be H. J. Westberry, Jim Collins, Fred Westberry, Charlie Moody, Hueland Collins, Hazel H. Jones, and Lester Reddish. The body will remain at the funeral home and lie in state at the church from 10:00 a.m. until time for services. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery under the direction of the Nesmith-Harrison Funeral Home.

The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, February 18, 1971.
Isham Gordon Westberry, 58, died Saturday at his home after a short illness. The life long resident of Wayne County was a mechanic and school bus driver. Funeral services were held at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Old Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Boyette and the Rev. Lonnie W. Boyd officiating. Mr. Westberry is survived by his wife, Mrs. Leona Jones Westberry of Odum; two daughters, Mrs. Cheryl Ingram of Jesup and Miss Sherry Westberry of Odum; a son, Sp-4 James Gordon Westberry of Fort Gordon; a granddaughter; two sisters, Mrs. Marie Albury of Homestead, Florida and Mrs. Blanch Rizzieri of Beth Page, N.Y.; a brother, Bennie Westberry of Jesup. Pallbearers were Ritch Aspinwall, Ernest Roberson, Herschel Collins, Jim Collins, H. J. Westberry and H. H. Jones. Honorary pallbearers were Cliff Clements, W. S. Roberson, Leonard Perkins, Doug Daniel, E. H. Hires, Ernest Madray, Harmon Daniel, Neal Ring, W. W. Davis, Wyman Odum, Nelson James, Roy Owens, Dewey Thornton, Cephus Long, Jim Aspinwall, Cecil Surrency, Frank Harris, Donald Aspinwall, Joe Martin, Hyman Martin, Sumpter Flowers, Cecil Withrow, Walter Ring, Lindell Hires, Bobby Trull and Earl Morris. Burial was in the Old Bethel Cemetery under the direction of the NeSmith-Harrison Funeral Home.

The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, April 22, 1971.
Nolan Harper, 71, of Route 3, Jesup, died Saturday in the Wayne Memorial Hospital after a long illness. The Wayne County native was a member of the Red Hill Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer and a veteran of World War One. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Cleo Wilson Harper of Jesup; two daughters, Mrs. Theda Marie Knorr of Lynnwood, Washington, Miss Hilda Harper of Jesup; two sons, Rev. James L. Harper of Douglas, Harold H. Harper of Jesup, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Harris of Blackshear, Mrs. Minnie Mullikin of Waycross; a brother, George Harper of Savannah; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Monday from the Red Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Bob Chavis, Rev. Stetson F. Bennett and Rev. Emmitt Patterson officiating. Interment was in the Red Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers were: Perry Wright, Ralph Harris, Conward Wilson, John Thrift, Kenneth McBee, and Jasper Wilson. Honorary pallbearers were: Carey Jones, Lamar Wester, Albert Crews and the Men of the Red Hill Baptist Church. The Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, September 30, 1971.
Rufus Thornton, 60, of 167 South Cypress Street, Jesup, died Tuesday morning in the Wayne Memorial Hospital after a long illness. The Wayne County native was a member and Deacon of the Calvary Baptist Church and a Wayne County Deputy Sheriff. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Doris Westberry Thornton of Jesup, a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Driggers of Jesup; a son, Hubert Thornton of Savannah, three sisters, Mrs. Coleen Carter and Mrs. Miriam Chester of Waycross, Mrs. Floreene Sheffield of Jacksonville, Fla.; seven brothers, Ollie Thornton and Brantley Thornton of Jesup, Georgie Thornton of Vidalia, Jack Thornton of Macon, Joe Thornton of Brunswick, Allen Thornton of Waycross and Alma Thornton of Screven; and three grandchildren. Funeral services were held 3:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Calvary Baptist Church with Rev. Don Smith, Rev. Claude Richardson and Rev. W. C. Lane officiating. Interment was in the Jesup City Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Jimmy Miller, Jerry Miller, Charles Westberry, Duell Thornton, Dolphus Thornton, Tracy Thornton, Larry Westberry and David Westberry. Honorary pallbearers were Fred Landon, Donnell Landon, Troy Highsmith, L. E. Warren, Parker Mullis, Luther Hires, Jim Poindexter, Clarence Ellis, David Conner, Nathan Poppell, Alvin Watson, Hobson Reddish, A. L. Sapp, Horton Howard, T. J. Gordon, Kenneth Anderson, Rev. Charles Cox, Leland Blocker, Paul Sharpe, Milton Garrison, Olen Carter, Aubrey Barrett, G. I. Aspinwall, Ira Spell and Deacons of the Calvary Baptist Church. The Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of the arrangements.

*Florida Times Union, Wednesday, November 17, 1971.
WESTBERRY - Enes Leslie Westberry, of 5452 Santa Rosa Way, died Monday morning after a brief illness. Mr. Westberry was born in Jesup, Ga., and had resided in Jacksonville for the last six years. He was a member of the Pillar of Fire Methodist Church, Temple Lodge 23 F&AM, and was retired from the US Marines, 1st Marine Division. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Martha Arlene Westberry of Jacksonville; three sisters, Mrs. Thelma Gardner, Mrs. Imogene Pruitt and Mrs. Margaret Evans, all of Daytona Beach, Fla.; five brothers, Roy Westberry, Howard Westberry, Harold Westberry, all of Port Orange; and Darwin Westberry and Terrence Westberry of Orlando; one grandson, Leslie Roger Millsop of Phoenix, Ariz.; and one great-granddaughter, Miss Cookie Millsop of Phoenix, Ariz. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Robert N. Naugle Chapel, the Rev. Glenn Carter officiating. Masonic rites will be conducted by Temple Lodge 23 F&AM at the graveside in Greenlawn Cemetery, and members are requested to assemble at the lodge at 12 noon. Arrangements by Robert M. Naugle Mortuary, 1203 Hendricks Ave.

Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), Monday, April 24, 1972.
WESTBERRY -- Harry W. Westberry, 64, of 152 Tallulah Ave., died Saturday. Mr. Westberry was a State Representative, industrial relations manager for Owens-Illinois, having been active in politics for the past 18 years. Mr. Westberry was a native of Jesup, Ga., a resident of Jacksonville 35 years, member of the North Jacksonville Baptist Church, Ionic Lodge 101, F.&A.M., Scottish Rite Bodies and Morroco (sic) Temple of the Shrine, and had served in both the U.S. Army and Navy during World War II. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Westberry; two brothers, Mr. Gordon H. Westberry and Mr. David M. Westberry Sr., all of Jacksonville; three nieces, Mrs. Rae Westbrook, Mrs. Marion Peri of Jacksonville and Mrs. Travis Miller, Ft. Lauderdale; one nephew, David M. Westberry Jr., Jacksonville. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Hardage and Sons Estes-Krauss Northside Chapel, 34th and Main Street. Rev. Robert F. Gabriel pastor of North Jacksonville Baptist church and Rev. Gordon N. Craig, pastor of Main St. United Methodist church will officiate. Burial will in in Evergreen Cemetery with Masonic Services at the grave with officers and members of Ionic Lodge 101. the Lodge will open at 9 a.m. Pallbearers will be members of Morroco Temple.
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, July 20, 1972.
A. Lonzo Westberry, 85, of 755 Plum Street, Jesup, died Thursday night in the Wayne Memorial Hospital after a long illness. The Wayne County native was a retired farmer and a member of the Flint Branch Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mable Roberson Westberry of Jesup; 5 daughters, Mrs. Valrie Farmer of Columbia, S.C., Mrs. Hazel Coleman of Miami, Fla., Mrs. Evelyn Hammond and Mrs. Doris W. Thornton, both of Jesup; 4 sons, Clifford and C. L. Westberry, both of Brunswick, James Howard Westberry of Jesup, Vernon Westberry of Augusta, a brother, J. R. Westberry of Claxton, 20 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held 4 p.m. Saturday from the Flint Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Linton Williams, Rev. Thomas Kelly and Rev. Don Smith officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers were grandsons: Jerry Miller, Jimmy Miller, David Westberry, Charles Westberry, Robert Thornton, and Larry Westberry. Honorary pallbearers were Parker Mulls, Woodrow Collier, Horton Howard, Elmer Westberry, Paul Sanders, Robert Surrency, Brantley Thornton, Lester Johnson, Fred Landon, A. L. Sapp, Andrew Grantham, Jimmy Sears, Nolan Smith and Walker Elliott. The Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, August 3, 1972.
Linda Kaye Westberry, 4, died Wednesday in the Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta after a long illness. She had been dedicated in the Jesup Church of God. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Jesup Church of God with the Rev. Alvin Graham and the Rev. Dewey F. Miller officiating. Survivors are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Westberry of Jesup; two sisters, Glenda Faye Westberry and Charlotte Renee Westberry, both of Jesup; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Hires of Lyons; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Westberry of Jesup; paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Westberry of Odum, and Mrs. Bertie Johnson of Jesup. Pallbearers were Herschel Thornton, Willis Herrin, Billy Poppell and Jimmy Highsmith. Burial was in the Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery under the direction of the Ne-Smith-Harrison Funeral Home.
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, October 19, 1972.
Roy Howe Westberry, 61, of Daytona Beach, Fla., died Friday in a Macclenny, Florida hospital after a long illness. The Volusia County native was a veteran of World War Two and was a former resident of Jesup. Survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Thelma Gardner of Ormond Beach, Mrs. Imogene Pruitt of Port Orange, Mrs. Margaret Evans of South Daytona Beach; four brothers, Howard E. and Harold L. Westberry of Port Orange, Darwin S. Westberry of Ormond Beach and Terrance Westberry of Orlando, Fla. Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Tuesday from the Flint Branch Baptist Church with Rev. Don Smith officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers were Elmo Keith, Bill Keith, David Keith, Earl Driggers, Joseph Keith and Morris Saxon. The Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Mary Ann Westberry, 69, died Sunday July 29, 1973 in the Wayne Memorial Hospital after a short illness. The Tattnall County native had lived in Jesup for 65 years and was a member of the New Hope Freewill Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday in the New Hope Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Livesay officiating.
Mrs. Westberry is survived by her husband, Luther C. Westberry of Jesup, two daughters, Mrs. Loretta McCall of Brunswick and Mrs. Laotha Riendeau of Jesup; a sister, Mrs. Susie Thompson of Tampa; a brother, J. Kellis Edenfield of Savannah and eight grandchildren.
Pall bearers were L. C. Teston, Bobby Blanton, Leslie Westberry, Jimmy Davis, Robert Mason and Lonnie Blanton.
Burial was in the Church Cemetery under the direction of the NeSmith-Harrison Funeral Home.
Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), Friday, September 27, 1974.
WESTBERRY -- Funeral services for Mr. Gordon H. Westberry, 65, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the Chapel of Hardage-Krauss Northside Funeral Home, 34th and Main St., the Rev. Ralph Stone officiating. Mr. Westberry, of 7048 Alpine St., passed away Wednesday evening September 25, 1974 in a local hospital following a sudden illness. He was a native of Jesup, Ga., and had lived in Jacksonville for the past forty years. He retired in 1970 after 27 years on the City of Jacksonville Fire Department. He was a member of the North Jacksonville Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lillie Mae Westberry, a daughter, Mrs. Frank Peri Jr.; both of Jacksonville; a brother, D.M. Westberry, of Hilliard; and six grandchildren. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be J.C. Harbison, J.S. Stichway, J.S. Dukes, D.K. Whitman, L.E. Stanford, and G.A. Schieber.
Florida Times Union, Saturday, February 21, 1976.
WESTBERRY - Mrs. Lucy Greer Westberry, 73, of 645 Luna Court, died Thursday afternoon after a lengthy illness. She was a native of Lake City and had lived in Jacksonville most of her life. She was a Baptist and had been a seamstress for many years. Survivors include two sons, Harold F. Greer and Norris Greer, Jacksonville; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Emmie Spell of Alachua, Fla.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Funeral services at 2 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Jacksonville Funeral Home, 1824 Pearl St., with Dr. E. C. McDaniel officiating. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Ellis Rhoden, Charles Sills, Albert Jones, Curtis Thompson, Tommy Roberts and Douglas Hodge.

Baxley News-Banner Thursday, May 19, 1977
Funeral services for John L. Boatright, 58, were held Saturday at Satilla baptist Church with burial in the Church Cemetery.
He was a native of Appling County and had lived in Bacon County since 1961. He was a veteran of WWII.
Surviving are his wife, Mildred Westberry Boatright of Alma; three sons, John L. Boatright, Jr, Joe and Wallace Boatright of Alma; three daughters, Mrs. Earl Carter of Brunswick, Mrs. Carlton Medders of Alma and Mrs. Hal Brock of Hilton Head Island, S. C.; and 10 grandchildren.
Crosby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), Wednesday, May 10, 1978.
WESTBERRY -- Mr. David Monroe Westberry Sr. of 6934 Perry St. passed away Tuesday. He was a Launch Operator for the U.S. Corps of engineers, a retired City fireman, a (sic) honorary Deputy Sheriff for the Jacksonville Sheriff Dept. He was a member of Temple Lodge #23 F.&A.M., Scottish & York Rites Bodies in the Morroco (sic) Temple. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mable H. Westberry, 1 daughter Mrs. Rae Oliver, 1 son David M. Westberry Jr. & 4 Grandchildren. funeral Services will be held at 11am Thursday from Hardage & Sons Main Street chapel, 4315 Main St. with Rev. Jack Weeks, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery with Masonic Rites at the Graveside.

Nathaniel Lester Teston, 76, of Rt. 4, Jesup, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 1979 at his residence after a short illness. The Wayne County native was a retired timber worker.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Maudie Westberry Teston of Jesup; three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Johns and Mrs. Pearl Harrison, both of Jesup, and Mrs. Eunice Narramore of Jasper, Alabama; two sons, L. C. Teston of Jesup and W. E. Teston of Augusta; two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Warren and Mrs. Mary Harrison, both of Jesup; 19 grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Funeral services were 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, from the Red Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Chavis and Rev. Doyle Deal officiating. Internment was in the Church Cemetery. Rhinehart and sons Funeral Home was in charge. Active pallbearers were grandsons: Wade Teston, Douglas Teston, Michael Teston, Jeff Teston, Herman Teston and Tony Johns.
Camden County Tribune, St. Marys, Georgia, May 1979.
Lizzie Mae Westberry. Died May 14, 1979 . Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Mae Westberry, 83, of St. Marys were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 1979 in the St. Marys United Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Randall Clark, Orlando; and a son, Thomas M. Westberry, St.
Marys. Interment was in Oak Grove Cemetery. Dekle-Wainwright Funeral Home of Kingsland was in charge. Pallbearers were Flem Hall, Wade Reynolds, Tom Rowland, Robert Harrison, Robert Routh and Earl Warren.

Luther Columbus Westberry, 77, of Jesup, died Tuesday, May 22, 1979 at the Wayne Memorial Hospital as the result of an automobile accident. The Wayne County native was a member of the New Hope Freewill Baptist Church.
Mr. Westberry is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Loretta McCall of Brunswick and Mrs. Laotha Riendeau of Jesup; two sisters, Mrs. Maudie Teston and Mrs. Lutitia Edenfield, both of Jesup; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be 11:a.m., Friday, May 25, at the New Hope Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Billy Livesay officiating.
Active pallbearers will be Danny McCall, Tony McCall, Mike Riendeau, W. E. Teston, L. C. Teston and Jimmy Davis.
Burial will be in the New Hope Cemetery under the direction of the Gordon-NeSmith-Harrison Funeral Home.
Thomas M. Westberry, 64, St. Marys, Ga., died Tuesday, April 20, 1982 at Veterans Administration Hospital, Lake City, after a long illness. The Jesup, Ga. native had lived in St. Marys since 1941 and was a Navy Veteran of World War II. Survivors are three daughters, Sheila Middleton, Valdosta, Ga., Kitty Peeples and Rita Lucree, both of Kingsland; a sister, Mrs. Randall Clark, Orlando, Fla. and seven grandchildren. Services were held Thursday, April 22 at 3 p.m. at Dekle-Wainwright Funeral Home, Kingsland, Ga., with the Rev. Charles Houston, Jr. officiating. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.

Florida Times Union, Wednesday, November 17, 1982.
WESTBERRY - Mrs. Mable H. Westberry, 69, died Tuesday. She was a native of Hildreth, Fla., but had been a resident of Jacksonville for the past 43 years. She was a member of the North Jacksonville Baptist Church and a member of the O.E.S. Survivors include 1 daughter, Mrs. Rae Oliver, 1 son, David M. Westberry, both of Jacksonville, 1 sister, Mrs. Lillie Mae Westberry; 4 brothers, James, Robert, Wilson M. and Rev. Samuel Stewaryt; 4 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 A.M. from the Chapel of Hardge-Krauss Funeral Home, 4315 Main St. with Dr. Harold F. Hunter officiating. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may send flowers or make donations to Methodist Hospice.
Florida Times Union, Saturday, March 14, 1992.
WESTBERRY - Mr. Thomas E. Westberry, 67, died March 12, 1992 after a long illness. Born in Blackshear, Georgia, he had lived in Jacksonville for forty years and was a retired welder. Mr. Westberry was an Army veteran of WW II, and a member of the American Legion Post #137. Survivors include his wife, Grace Westberry, three sons, Thomas E. Westberry, Jr., Donald L. Westberry and William C. "Bill" Westberry, two daughters, Linda Westberry and Janis Dorman and her husband Dave, two brothers, Vernon and John Westberry, three sisters, Inez Collier, Betty Godwin and Marlene Westberry, seven grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday March 16, 1992, in Town & Country Funeral Home, 7242 Normandy Blvd., with Dr. E. C. McDaniel officiating. Interment will be in Riverside Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Saturday at Hardage-Giddens Funeral Home, 4115 Hendricks Ave. and from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM Sunday at Town & Country Funeral Home, 7342 Normandy Blvd. Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society.

Florida Times Union, October 4, 1994.
WESTBERRY - Funeral services for Lillie Mae Westberry will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday (Today) in the chapel of Arlington Funeral Home, 6920 Lone Star Road with Michael Wallace officiating. Interment in Evergreen Cemetery. Mrs. Westberry, formerly of Alpine Street, died Sunday after a lengthy illness. She was the widow of the late Gordon Westberry and a member of North Jacksonville Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter and son-in-law, Marion and Frank Peri; grandchildren, Mitchell Wallace, Michael and Jo Wallace, Dr. Jeffrey and Susan Wallace, Steven and Kim Lambert, Barnes and Leslie Sale, Steve and Lyndee Flevin; great-grandchildren, Wendi Wallace, Kadesh Goodwin, Bethany Miller, Jessica, Rachel and Zachary Sale, Christopher, Abigail and Erica Lambert; brothers, Monroe and Annette Stewart, Rev. Samuel and Jean Stewart, Willie and Lou Stewart. The family will received friends after 10 AM Tuesday in funeral home. Memorials may be made to the donor’s church.

RIDGELAND - Clifford Smith Westberry, 75, of Ridgeland, husband of Lucy Baldwin Westberry, died Friday March 03, 1995 at his residence . Services will be at 3 p.m. today in Sauls Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Westberry was born March 28, 1919, in Savannah, a son of Clifford S. Westberry and Mildred Peterson Westberry. He was a graphic artist and a Methodist. He was a US Army veteran of World War II and Korea and was awarded three purple hearts, a silver star and a bronze star. He served on the staff of Gen. Eisenhower and was held as a prisoner of war by the Japanese in the Philippines. Surviving are two sons, Johnny Westberry and Anthony Westberry of Ridgeland; two daughters, Melody Westberry of Charleston and Angelia Brown of Ridgeland, and four grandchildren.
Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) Elizabeth L. Westberry, 86, passed away July 27, 1996. She was born in McComb, MS and had lived in the Jacksonville area most of her life. She was a long time member of the North Jax United Methodist Church where she was a life member of the Women’s Christian League. She was preceded in death by her husband Harry W. Westberry a former member of the Florida Legislature. She is survived by her niece, Arjean Miller (Travis); a dedicated and devoted close friend Ms. State Joyner; and several other Nieces and Nephews. A Graveside funeral service will be held 1PM, Wed., July 31, 1996 in the Evergreen Cemetery, with Rev. Carl Gay Officiating.
BLACKSHEAR -- Malcolm C. Westberry, 81, died May 31, 1998 at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Dublin.
He was a resident of Heritage Village and a retired heavy-equipment mechanic. He was an Army veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: three daughters, Julia M. Bush of Tampa, Fla., Pamler J. Stone of Plant City, Fla., and Patricia A. Garcia of Okeechobee, Fla.; three sons, Malcolm C. Westberry Jr. of Newnan, Morris F. and Alvin D. Westberry, both of Okeechobee, Fla.; two brothers, Robert Westberry of Blackshear and James Westberry; 14 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and other relatives.

Daytona Beach News -Journal, April 13, 1999
Searchers continued looking Monday for a man who was presumed drowned after going for a swim Sunday in Lake George. Samuel Westberry Jr., 23, of Dona Vista in Lake County, disappeared around 5 p.m. Sunday, after he and a friend jumped into the water. Westberry was on a boat with four other adults and two children, the Florida Game and Fish Commission said, when he decided to go for a swim. Witnesses told the Volusia County Sheriff's Office that others in the boat heard Westberry hit the water and then say he couldn't swim. He called for help, witnesses said, and then slipped beneath the surface. His friend swam back to the boat. Although Westberry's friends tossed flotation devices into the water and went in after him, they were unable to find him. Alcohol may have been a factor in the accident, officials said. Westberry disappeared about a half-mile from the shore, northeast of the jetties. Visibility is poor in the water there, a Game and Fish Commission spokesman said, making the search difficult. Dive teams from both Lake and Volusia counties assisted in the search, which went on throughout Sunday night and Monday. A Volusia sheriff's helicopter also assisted.
Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) Saturday, October 30, 1999
WESTBERRY- Hazel Reams Westberry, 83, died Thursday, October 28, 1999 at her home in Lamont, Florida. She was a native and longtime resident of Lamont. She was a retired Jefferson County School teacher and a member of the Lamont Baptist Church. She graduated from the Florida State College for Women in May, 1936, and received her Masters degree from Florida State University in August, 1956. She taught school for 35 years in Jefferson County and was a past Worthy Matron, Order of Eastern Star, Perry, Florida. She served as pianist for 30 years at the Lamont United Methodist Church. She is survived by one son, Lavaughn Westberry, St. Augustine, FL; one daughter, Shanna W. Clark, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; two brothers, Albert Reams, Lamont, FL and C. J. Reams, Lamont, FL; three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Sunday, October 31, 1999 at 2:00 PM, in the Lamont Baptist Church, Lamont, Florida. Burial will follow in the Walker Cemetery, Madison County, Florida. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, Saturday, October 30, 1999, at the Beggs Funeral Home Monticello Chapel, Monticello, Florida. Memorial contributions may be made to the Big Ben Hospice, Inc., 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or the Lamont Baptist Church, Rt. 1, Box 59, Lamont, FL 32336, and the Lamont United Methodist Church, Rt. 1, Box 2, Lamont, FL 32336.
*Emory L. Ammons, 83, died Feb. 11, 2000 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center. He was born in Wayne County and was a member of Odum Church of God. He was retired from Rayonier and was a Navy veteran of World War II. SURVIVORS: his wife, Bernise S. Ammons of Odum; three daughters and sons-in-law, June and Ernie Adams, Dale and Carroll Chadwick and Cindy and Larry Holloway, all of Odum; a sister, Evelyn A. Green of Jesup; four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. VISITATION: 6-8 p.m. today at Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home, Jesup. FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Sunday at Odum Church of God, burial in Odum City Cemetery with military honors. REMEMBRANCES: Odum Church of God Ammons Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 248, Jesup, GA 31598.
JESUP -- Joseph "Eddie" Harper, 51, died Feb. 16, 2000 of an apparent heart attack.
The Wayne County native was employed by Rayonier of Jesup, and coached and trained 4-H Jaycee Backwoods Bunch B.B. Team of Wayne County. He was selected as one of eight coaches who were state winners in B.B. competition, and won a 10-year coaching award with the International B.B. Coaching Association.
He coached the 1995 International B.B. Club Champions and was serving on the Board of Directors of the Altamaha Federal Credit Union and Advisory Board and was the Rocky Racoon Mascot of the Credit Union.
SURVIVORS: his wife, Judy Westberry Harper of Jesup; a daughter, Holly Harper of Jesup; a son, Joey Harper of Jesup; his mother, Dahlia F. Harper of Jesup; a sister, Doris Phillips of Jesup; a brother, Roger Harper of Jesup; two half brothers, Charles Dukes of Rincon and Leroy Dukes of Athens; and several nieces and nephews.
ODUM -- Katie Westberry Surrency, 73, died March 27, 2000 at home.
She was born in Wayne County and was a member of Red Hill Baptist Church and choir. She was a homemaker.
SURVIVORS: her husband, Robert L. Surrency of Jesup; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Jeannine Surrency and Bobby and Cristie Surrency, all of Odum; five grandchildren, Anthony Surrency, Marion Surrency, Stephanie Chadwick, Leslie Surrency and Lauren Surrency, all of Odum; and four great-grandchildren.
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. today at Red Hill Baptist Church, burial in Red Hill Cemetery.
Tracy Westberry, 68, of Fitzgerald, died Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in Fitzgerald. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Paulk Funeral Home Chapel in Fitzgerald, burial at Evergreen Cemetery in
Fitzgerald. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. tonight at Paulk Funeral Home in Fitzgerald. Survivors include his wife, Barbara A. Westberry of Fitzgerald; two sons, Alan Westberry of Fitzgerald and Glenn
Westberry of Leesburg; one daughter, Denise Westberry of Blue Ridge; one brother, Howard E. Westberry of Jesup; and three sisters, Frances Waters and Ruby Sauls, both of Blackshear and Edna Justice of Waycross. Paulk Funeral Home in Fitzgerald is in charge of arrangements.

CLAXTON - Melrose Sapp Westberry, 75, died Nov. 24, 2000
She was a member of Ferguson Avenue Baptist Church in Savannah. She was a native of Tattnall County, but resided in Savannah for many years. She was a retired sales clerk of Men's Quality Shop.
SURVIVORS: her husband, Morrison L. Westberry resides at the VA Hospital in Dublin; four step-daughters, Evelene Henderson and Betty Parker, both of Ellabell, Jean Gordon of Macon, and Delores Hamilton of Savannah; two stepsons, Bennett and Franklin Josey of Macon; a foster son, Donnie Coleman of Pooler; a brother, Wallace Sapp of Lyons; a niece and caregiver, Melba and Van McManus; and several other nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.
Treemon E. Westberry, age 75, of Alma died Friday night, Dec. 29, 2000, in Appling Health Care System in Baxley after an extended illness. He was a native of Ware County and the son of the late Lemuel Westberry and Gussie Bryant Westberry. He was of the Baptist Faith and retired from the Georgia Forestry. His hobby was making syrup. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Betsy R. Boyett. Survivors are his wife, Pauline T. Westberry of Alma; seven step-sons, John Moore, Carl Moore, Marvin Moore, all of Alma, Freddy Moore of Uvalda, Frank Moore of Jacksonville, Fla., Willie Moore and Herman Moore, both of Waycross, two stepdaughters, Virginia Leggett of Baxley, and Linda Taylor of Covington, one brother, Doyle Westberry of Nicholls; two sisters, Jewel Danforth of Jacksonville, Fla., Oneida McQuaig of Waycross; three grandchildren; one great-grandson and several step-grandchildren also survive. Special close friends are Charles and Pam Carter of Alma. Services were held Sunday afternoon at Lee's Chapel Baptist Church, with the Rev. Ronnie Foster and the Rev. Lowell officiating. Burial followed in Roxie Mae Cemetery in Coffee County. Casketbearers were Lyn Boyett, Chuck Carter, Chris Moore, Colby Moore, Calvin Taylor and Mitch Sears. Honorary escort included Charles Carter, Dr. Philip McCallister, Dr. Perry Streat, James Carter, Brad Mobley, Rodney Howard, Glenn Moore, Linwood Lee, Tony Lee, Charles Whitley, Mike Lee, Edgar Dyal, Dr. Ivey Jacobs and employees of the Georgia Forestry and Department of Public Safety. Deen-Jackson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Olive Neida McQuaig, 82, died Sunday morning (Dec. 31, 2000) at the Baptist Village Nursing Home after an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Wesley McQuaig, and parents, Lemuel Westberry and Gusie Bryant Westberry. A lifelong resident of Waycross, she retired from Churchwell's Department Store as a saleslady and was a member of the Hebardville Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Mary Frances Johnson, and her husband Buck of Waycross; a sister, Jewell Danforth of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, Doyle Westberry of Nicholls; a granddaughter, Marsha Thomas, and her husband Jim of Waycross; a great-granddaughter Jamie Thomas of Waycross; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the Oakland Cemetery. The family will receive friends this afternoon from 4 to 7 o'clock at the funeral home. Arrangements are with Miles-Odum Funeral Home.
January 31, 2001
The Brunswick News
Michael E. Neuberger, 46, of Brunswick died Friday at the local hospital.
The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday at Christian Renewal Church with Rabbi Sid Roth and the Rev. Bill Ligon officiating. Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday at Chapman Funeral Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Pallbearers will be John Wagner, Jimmy Veal, Johnny Paulk, Dick Muir, Frank Willis, Jonathan Haven, Adrian Hutcheson and Mell Wray.
Surviving are his wife, Gail Westberry Neuberger of Brunswick; two sons, Matthew Neuberger of Indianapolis, Ind., and Chris Rosamond of Atlanta; a daughter, Erin Neuberger of Indianapolis; a brother, Jonathan Neuberger of San Francisco, Calif.; a sister, Suzanne Schafer of Indianapolis; and several nieces and nephews.
Mr. Neuberger was a native of Baltimore, Md., and had lived in Glynn County for the past 15 years. He was the general manager of the Clarion-Buccaneer Hotel on Jekyll Island.
METTER - Morrison Lee Westberry, 76, died Feb. 18, 2001 at the VA hospital in Dublin.
He was born in Tattnall County and lived in Savannah for many years. He retired from the Army after serving in World War II and Korea. He was a prisoner of war during World War II. Mr. Morrison was captured while a member of the 3rd Inf. Div. in Europe. He was the widower of Melrose Sapp Westberry.
SURVIVORS: sisters, Lola Deal of Savannah, Mary Bailey of Metter, Georgia Jarriel of St. Augustine, Fla., and Anne McCranie of Metter; and several nieces and nephews.
ODUM -- Mrs. Lois Westberry Poppell, 86, died March 9, 2001 at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
The Wayne County native was a member of Bethlehem Wesleyan Church and widow of Nathan Poppell. She had been active in the American Cancer Society, and was an accomplished ceramicist.
SURVIVORS: a daughter, Orvita I. Poppell Walsh of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three sons, R.L. Poppell, William Ray Poppell and Nathan Elbert Poppell, all of Odum; a sister, Elva Elizabeth Stewart of Brooksville, Fla.; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Friday, April 6, 2001:
Mr. James C. Bennett, 78 (4-5-2001) native of Haywood community (Music Funeral Home,Waycross) Mr. James C. Bennett, 78, died Thursday (April 5, 2001) at Baptist Village after a short illness. He was a native and resided all of his life in the Haywood Community. He was the son of the late Russell Watson Bennett and Vietta Jordan Bennett. He was a farmer, a tree farmer, a hunter, a fisherman and was outstanding in the community. He was a director of the Satilla R.E.M.C. for 40 years and was elected for four more years recently. Mr. Bennett was a member of the Board of Directors of the Ware County Farm Bureau, the Waycross Masonic Lodge 305, a York Rite Mason, the Hasan Temple, the Waycross Shrine Club, attended Haywood Baptist Church and was a 1940 graduate of Wacona High School. In 1969, he was awarded the Master Tree Farmer Award from the Commercial Bank. The survivors include his wife, Effie Mae Bennett of the Haywood Community; a son, James Russell (Rusty) Bennett of the Haywood Community; a grandson, Justin Brack Bennett of Haywood Community; two sisters, Lois Massey and Bernie Cummings both of Waycross; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 2001 in the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Jordan Cemetery with Masonic rites conducted by Waycross Masonic Lodge 305. The family will be receiving friends at the funeral home Friday from 7 until 9 o'clock. The Satilla R.E.M.C Directors and Employees, the members of the Waycross Masonic Lodge 305, and the Waycross Shrine Club are asked to meet at the Funeral Home at 2:40 p.m. to serve as honorary pallbearers.

KENNEDALE, Texas -- Inez M. Westberry Collier Eason, 70, died April 14 at home. 2001
The Pierce County, Ga., native was a homemaker and the widow of Vernon Eason and Victor Collier.
Mrs. Inez Westberry Eason, 70, (4-14-2001) Pierce Co. native (Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home, Jesup) INEZ WESTBERRY EASON Mrs. Inez Westberry Eason, 70, died Saturday (April 14, 2001) at Kinedale, Texas, following a long illness. She was a Pierce County native but resided in Texas most of her life. Her parents were Josh and Etta Westberry. Also preceding her in death were her husband, Vernon Eason, an infant son, James Larry, a sister, Johnna Godwin, and a brother, Tom Westberry. She is survived by a son, Lindsey Eason, and his wife, Betty, and two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister, Marlene Westberry of Patterson, and two brothers, Vernon Westberry (wife Violet of Patterson and R. J. Westberry (wife Marion) of Pensacola, Fla. A graveside funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in the Jesup Cemetery. There will be viewing from 10 a.m. until noon Friday at Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home in Jesup.
BLACKSHEAR--A funeral service for Mrs. Ruby Mae Westberry Sauls, 80, will take place at 3 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Baptist Church with Dr. Don Hattaway officiating.
The body will be placed in the church one hour before the service.
Burial will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.
There will be visitation this evening from 6 until 9 o'clock at Pearson-Treadwell Funenral Home.
She died Friday morning (Aug. 10, 2001) at Satilla Regional Medical Center, Waycross.
A native and lifelong resident of Pierce County, she had worked in the lunchroom at Grady Street School.
She also worked on the family farm with her husband, William Thomas Sauls Sr., prior to his death in 1982. Her parents were Arch L. and Janie Jacobs Westberry.
She was a member of the Senior Citizens Group and of Emmanuel Baptist Church and the Golden Age Class in the Sunday School.
The survivors are two daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth and Ray Thrift of Blackshear and Mary Ann and Archie Strickland of Eastman; four sons and daughters-inlaw, William Thomas Sauls Jr. (wife Jaunette), Robert L. and Louise Sauls, and Donnie Hugh and Betty Ann Sauls, all of Blackshear, and James Willard and Carol Sauls, of Mershon; two sisters, Frances Waters of Blackshear and Edna Justice of Waycross; a brother, Howard Westberry of Jesup, 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, three great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Jesup - Joyce Westberry Jackson, 87, of Jesup died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2001 of injuries sustained in a house fire in Brunswick on Aug. 11.
The Appling County native was a member of the Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church and was loving mother and grandmother.
Survivors are a son and daughter-in-law, Joe and Gloria Westberry of Brunswick; two daughters, Mary Westberry Weaver of Brunswick and Naomi W. Holcomb of Bristol; a sister, Jewell Boyette of Bristol; two granddaughters, Stacie Alcantara and Kristen Keene, both of Brunswick; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Mayro Westberry, and a son-in-law, Burton Weaver.
Funeral services were held Friday at the Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Jerry Lightsey and Elder Ardie Lightsey officiating. Interment follwed in the Big Creek Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were J.W. Boyette, Mark Boyette, Joey Boyette, Ronnie Boyette, Vance Watson and H.F. Johnson.
WESTBERRY - Pauline Westberry, 70, passed away at her residence on Thursday, September 13, 2001. She was born in Emanuel County, GA, and had resided in Jacksonville for 31 years. Mrs. Westberry was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by a son Willie Westberry, Jr. in 1971. Survivors include her husband of 51 years LCDR Willie Westberry, USN (Ret); daughter, Sandra Carolyn Tomlin (Craig), Marine City, MI; six grand children and four great grandchildren; five sisters, Thelma Hollaway (Millard), Cuba Nell Turner (Grady), Claudine Westberry, Edna Mongin (Jake), and Bobbie Jean Waters (Eldridge); two brothers, Ralph Barnes (Johnnie Bell) and John Ed Barnes (Eunice). A Funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, September 17, 2001 in St. Paul United Methodist Church with Rev. Annette Pendergrass officiating. Interment will follow in H. Warren Smith Cemetery, Jacksonville Beach, FL. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00PM. Sunday at the ARLINGTON PARK FUNERAL HOME, 6920 Lone Star Rd. 7246384. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society. Please sign the Guestbook at Jacksonville.com.
Baxley - Doy Millard Boatright, 92, died Sunday, Nov. 11, 2001 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Savannah.
Born in Bacon County, he lived in Appling County most of his life. He was a member of Satilla Baptist Church and was a retired farmer.
Survivors: wife, Maude Boatright, Baxley; daughters and son-in-law, Valera Plemmons, Tucker, Hilda Johnson, Alma and Helen (Gerald) Crummey, Kingsland; sons and daughters-in-law, Harold (LaForest) Watson, Cocoa, FL, Gene (Ramona) Boatright, Sylvester and Larry (Rose) Boatright, Baxley; step daughter and son-in-law, Penny (Keith) Carter, Atlanta; sisters, Waunell Loper, Blackshear and Idell Leggett, Alma; brothers, Truitt Boatright and Frank Boatright both of Bacon County; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation: 7-9 p.m. Monday, Swain Funeral Home.
Pallbearers: Dr. Keith Crummey, Kerry Crummey, Steve Johnson, Skipper Plemmons, Marty Plemmons and Dr. Mark Boatright.
Honorary Pallbearers: Gambro Health Care and Care One.
Funeral: 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, Chapel, Swain Funeral Home, Rev. Roger Taylor, Rev. Marvin Leggett and Dr. Keith Crummey officiating.
BLACKSHEAR--The funeral for Mrs. Geraldine Westberry Summerall, 93, is taking place at 11 a.m. today in the chapel at Pearson-Treadwell Funeral Home.
The Rev. Joe Thigpen and the Rev. Freddie Wheeler are officiating.
Burial will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.
She died Friday afternoon (Aug. 10, 2001) at Satilla Regional Medical Center, Waycross, following a short illness.
She was a descendant of pioneer Pierce County and Coffee County families and she made significant contributions to preserving the history and genealogy of Pierce County and the state of Georgia. Her
research in local cemeteries and in documents was included in the History of Pierce County written by Dean Broome and in other valued publications.
She was one of the few remaining citizens of Pierce County who knew the location and history of the Civil War era prison camp in Blackshear.
She was born Oct. 20, 1907 in Coffee County but became a Blackshear resident as a young child. Her parents were Adrian Westberry and Rebecca Cowart Westberry. She also had a sister, the late Wilma Westberry Johnson.
As a child she attended Blackshear First United Methodist Church but later was a member of Ward Memorial United Methodist Church for more than 70 years. She was pianist there up until a few years ago.
She worked for the Brantley Company for many years. Her husband was the late Herman David Summerall, also a faithful member of Ward Memorial Church. Also preceding her in death was a grandson, Edward Jeffrey Burns.
She is survived by two daughters, Geraldine "Gerry" Summerall of Blackshear and Mary Summerall Burns (husband Robert) of Semmes, Ala.; a grandson, David Burns of Nashville, Tenn.; two great-grandchildren, Roxie Burns Summerlin and Robbie Burns of Semmes; and cousins Ernest
Williams and Jane Orser Boyett of Blackshear, Betty Williams Fisk of Miami, Fla. and Mary Orser of Jacksonville.
She was a charter member, vice president and board member of the Huxford Genealogical Society and a charter member of the Pierce County Historical and Genealogical Society.
Her memberships also included the John Floyd Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, Trustees Chapter of Daughters of American Colonists, Major Philip Cook Chapter of Daughters of the War of 1812, and Francis S. Bartow Chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Memorial donations may be made to Ward Memorial Chapel or the Huxford Genealogical Society Library in Homerville.
Mrs. Inez B. Westberry, 91, formerly of Waycross died Wednesday (February 6, 2002) in Brooks County Hospital in Quitman following a long illness.
She was a native of Waycross and had resided most of her life in Waycross. She was married to the late Shelton Westberry and was daughter of the late W. H. Bagley and America Williams Bagley.
Mrs. Westberry was a longtime member of Central Baptist Church. She was not only known for her cooking and sewing but also her love for fishing which she enjoyed so many years with her late husband Shelton. For many years she was the strength of our family and will be sorely missed but we know she has gone to a better place.
The survivors include two sons James H. Westberry (wife Patsy) of Crossville, Tenn. and Jack Westberry (wife Rose) of Temple Terrace, Fla.; a sister, Coleen Faircloth of Douglas; five grandchildren, Kathryn Jurgensen of Huntington Beach, Calif., Dr. Richard Westberry of Daytona, Fla., Major William B. Westberry and Brent Westberry both of Crystal River, Fla., Carla Russell of Palm, Fla.; 7 great grandchildren.

Ms. Grace Bennett, 98 (2-23-2002) Waycoss native.
Grace Bennett, 98, died Saturday morning (2-23-02) at the Satilla Care Center after an extended illness. She was born in Waycross, daughter of the late Julian H. Bennett and Catherine Walker Bennett. She had made her home in Baltimore, Maryland for fifty-five years before moving back to Waycross in 1989. She was a retired Seamstress, a member of the Haywood Baptist Church and was past Matron of Monumental Chapter # 8 Order of the Eastern Star. She is survived by three daughters Ruth Keiser of Baltimore, Maryland, Mildred Gerhard of Raleigh, N. C. and Marjorie Hill of Winder, Georgia; Three sisters Fenna Leigh Utterbaugh of Gainesville, Ga., Bessie Wilkinson of Osoela, Ga. and Julia Moss of Orlando, Fla.; five grandchildren and other relatives. Funeral services were held Monday morning (2-25-02) at eleven o'clock in the chapel of the Greenlawn Mausoleum with Rev. Earl Merritt officiating. Miles-Odum Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
William Elmer Westberry, 71, of Brunswick, died Saturday at his residence. March 2002
Graveside funeral services, with military honors, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Spring Grove Cemetery with the Rev. Clifford Westberry officiating.
Honorary pallbearers are Kenny Poppell, Gary Flanigan, Donavon Flanigan, Johnny Farmer and Sammy Harrison.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home in Jesup.
Surviving are two sisters, Eunieve Smith of Jesup and Jewell Crawford of Jacksonville; a brother, James Franklin Westberry of Brunswick; and several nieces and nephews.
A Wayne County resident, Mr. Westberry lived in Glynn County for 23 years. He was a retired employee of Fenders I.G.A. in Jesup. Mr. Westberry was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean conflict.
CORNING, NY | Ruth S. Westberry, age 83, of College Avenue, Corning, NY died Friday, May 17, 2002 at her home.
Ruth was born on April 17, 1919 in Clarendon, NY, the daughter of Albert and Etta (Snell) Simmons. She was a graduate of Holley High School, and the Elim Bible Institute. She married John Westberry in Hornell in 1943 and was preceded in death by him in 1985.
Her survivors include her three sons; John (MaryJane) Westberry, Jr., of Corning, Leonard (Susan) Westberry of Colonial Heights, VA, and Albert (Pam) Westberry of Colonial Heights, VA, 7 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call on Tuesday, May 21, 2002 from 1-3 and from 6-8PM at Phillips Funeral Home Inc., 17 E. Pulteney, where funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8:00PM with Reverend Vincent Cooper and Reverend John Cramer officiating. Burial will be in Coopers Plains Cemetery, Painted Post.

CORNING | Walter S. Westberry, age 33, of Corning passed away Sunday, June 2, 2002 at Corning Hospital.
He was born August 11, 1968 in Corning, NY.
Walter is survived by his grandmother, Vera Crane; mother and stepfather, Laura and Jack Harter of Corning; father, Leonard Westberry of VA; stepsisters, Ruth Hall of Corning, Karen (Carmen) Spart of Campbell, Susan (Joe) Longo of Atlanta, GA and Tracey (Jeff) Phillips of Charlotte, NC, along with many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to call at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning on Friday, June 7, 2002 from 10AM-12 Noon. Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours, 12 noon. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery Annex, Corning.
Alma - Hugh Estelle Westberry, 86, died Monday, June 24, 2002 Survivors: daughter, Gwendolyn; sisters, Kathryn and Marjorie; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Visitation: 7:00-9:00 p. m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Funeral: 10:30 a. m. Thursday Crosby Funeral Home Chapel. Burial: Pine Level Church Cemetery.
ORMOND BEACH -- David Carrington Hudson, 45, of Brookside Drive, owner of Searay Construction, a tile and marble company, died of an apparent heart attack Sunday, August 25, 2002 in Key West while on a fishing trip. An autopsy is pending.
Mr. Hudson came here in 1961 from his native Valdosta, Ga. He enjoyed fishing, diving and stock car racing.
Survivors include his wife of 22 years, Rhonda; a son, Austin, Ormond Beach; and a sister, Donna Carroll, Alabama. Memorial donations may be made to "The Advisors Group" F/B/O Austin Hudson, c/o Strasser Construction, Attn: Joanie, 1030 N. U.S. Hwy. 1, Ormond Beach, FL 32174. Ormond Funeral Home is in charge.

Ruth W. Westberry, 85, of Lake Wales, died of heart failure on Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2002, at her residence.
She was a native of Ormond Beach who came to the area from Deland in 1978. She was retired from the Volusia County School System and Volusia County Board of Commissioners. She was also a homemaker. She was a member of Shady Hammock Baptist Church in Lake Wales. She enjoyed music and the outdoors. She assisted her husband who was a builder in drafting plans for the construction of homes.
She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Darwin S. Westberry of Lake Wales; two sons, Michael S. Westberry of Bartow and Daniel D. Westberry of Ormond Beach; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday at the Shady Hammock Baptist Church, 1155 Shady Oaks Drive in Lake Wales.
BLACKSHEAR--A funeral for Mary Frances Summerall Burns, 73, of Semmes, Ala., will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel at Pearson-Treadwell Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Blackshear Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Wednesday evening from 6 until 8 o'clock at the funeral home.
Mrs. Burns died Friday (Sept. 27, 2002) at Providence Hospital, Mobile, Ala. following a long illness.
A Blackshear native, she made her home in Alabama the past 22 years. She was retired from the University of Alabama where she worked as biochemistry department secretary. She was a former member of Blackshear First United Methodist Church.
She attended LaGrange College, earning a certificate in music. She was a daughter of the late Herman D. and Geraldine Westberry Summerall.
Her son Jeffory Burns died in 1976.
The survivors are her husband, Robert M. Burns of Semmes; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert David and Elizabeth Burns of Nashville, Tenn.; two grandchildren, Roxie Summerlin and Robert David "Robbie" Burns Jr.; a sister, Miss Gerry Summerall of Blackshear; and several other relatives.
SOURCE: Waycross Journal-Herald, Monday, September 30, 2002
Transcribed by: Teresa Griffis, tgriffis@wayxcable.com

Mrs. Eva Mae Westberry, 58, of Thalman, died Wednesday (Oct. 23, 2002) at the Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center in Brunswick following a short illness.
She was a Glynn County native and a member of Glynn Baptist Church.
Her parents were the late Andrew J. Strickland and Ocie Mae Harrison Strickland.
She is survived by her husband, James F. Westberry, and a son, Andrew J. Westberry, both of Thalman; a brother, Andrew J. Strickland Jr. in Florida; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The family will receive friends this evening from 6 until 8 o'clock at the Joel Chambless Funeral Home on North Main Street in Nahunta.
A graveside funeral is planned for 4 p.m. Saturday at the Whitaker Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Hugh Harrison, the Rev. Clarke Wiggins and the Rev. Charlie Jones will officiate.
(Transcribed by Teresa Griffis, tgriffis@wayxcable.com)
Jan. 4, 2003
Bonita Westberry "Bonnie" Carstens of Gainesville died Friday at North Florida Regional Medical Center. She was 77.
Mrs. Carstens was born in Mayo and came here from Bethesda, Md., in 1959.
She was a retired payroll manager at the University of Florida. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include a son, Robert H. Carstens III of Melrose; sisters Pat Fields of Tallahassee, Bernice Edwards and Shirley Cutrer, both of Perry, and Barbara Jean Blackmon of Sumter, S.C.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Buried in Woodlawn in Perry, Florida.
Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

ALMA- Mrs. Pauline Moore Westberry, 83, died early Sunday morning (Jan. 12, 2003) at Bacon County Hospital after a short illness.
She was born in Coffee County but Bacon County was her home for most of her life. She was a retired employee of Oxford of Alma and she attended Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church. Her parents were Joe and Ellen Hersey Taylor. Also preceding her in death were her first husband, Frank Moore Sr., her second husband, Treeman Westberry, and her brothers and sisters, Era Streat, Eva Kevel, Eli Taylor, Francis Howell, Joel “J.D.” Taylor, Sunman Taylor and Lula Strandburg.
She is survived by two daughters, Virginia Leggett of Baxley and Linda Gail Taylor of Covington; seven sons, Frank Moore Jr. Of Jacksonville, Fla., Will Moore and Herman Moore, both of Waycross, Freddy Moore of Uvalda, and John, Marvin and Carl Moore of Alma; 26 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
The funeral is at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Ronnie Foster and the Rev. Lowell Lee officiating. It will be followed by burial at the Roxie Mae Cemetery in Coffee County.
The pallbearers will be Colby, Calvin, Wade, Chris, David and Joe Moore. Everyone attending the services is considered honorary escort.
The family is gathering at the residence on Taylor Road, Alma.
Friends will be received at Crosby Funeral Home tonight from 6 until 9 o’clock.
SOURCE: WAYCROSS JOURNAL-HERALD, Monday, January 13, 2003
The Press-Sentinel, Wednesday, January 15, 2003.
Pauline Elliott Martin, 68, of Jesup, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, after a short illness. The Wayne County native was a member of the Jesup First Freewill Baptist Church, was retired from the Wayne County School System and was a homemaker. Survivors are her husband, Eldridge C. Martin of Jesup; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Jimmy Thompson and Shirley and Wally Hall, all of Jesup; her mother, Alma Hires Westberry of Jesup; two sisters, Mary Ellen Cooksey of Jesup and Audrey Faye Beaver of Mableton; three brothers, Winton L. Westberry, Sr. of Jesup, Larry Westberry of Odum and Kenneth Westberry of Jacksonville, Fla.; four grandchildren, Jason Sikes, Kayla Hall, Jeremy Thompson and Jared Thompson; two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 2 p.m. from the Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eugene Evors and the Rev. Walter Shuman officiating. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be her nephews. Honorary pallbearers will be the Adult Sunday School Class of Jesup First Freewill Baptist Church. Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
Vergie Elizabeth Boyette Cason, 91, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2003, surrounded by her family at the home of her daughter, Audrey Rogers, in Jesup. A native and life long resident of Pierce County, she was a housewife and was a member of the Mill Creek Primitive Baptist Church. She was a daughter of the late James and Florence Elizabeth Roberson Boyette. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Simon Cason, a daughter, Nadine Cason Denison and four grandsons, Neal Cason, Ricky Landon, Mitchell Woodcock and Kerry Cason. Survivors are seven daughters and five sons-in-law, Lavinia and James Robert Thornton and Delane Gordon all of Screven; Wylene and James Woodcock and Sue Ann and Rudolph Dennison all of Patterson; Clara and Wilkes Latham of Thalman; Audrey and Doug Rogers and Gail Cason all of Jesup; seven sons and five daughters-in-law Lavon "Peanut" Cason, Wendell and Glenda Cason, Kenneth and Velma Cason, Truman and Gail Cason and Donald and Virginia Cason all of Patterson; Deryl Cason of Screven; Arlen and Vickey Cason of Leary; 47 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren, 13 great-great-grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren, eight step -great-grandchildren, two step great-great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral services were held Jan. 28 from the Pearson-Treadwell Chapel in Blackshear. Interment was in the Mill Creek Cemetery.
Pearson-Treadwell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

The Taco Times - January 29, 2003.
Mrs. Bernice Edwards, 82, died Jan. 26, 2003, at Marshall Health and Rehabilitation Center in Perry. A native of Jessup, Ga., she had lived in Perry most of her life. Before her retirement, she was employed with the Taylor County Board of Commissioners at the county personnel director and was a former administrator in the local food stamp office. Mrs. Edwards was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Perry. She was predeceased by her parents, Howell Westberry and the late former Maybell Dukes; her husband, R. L. Edwards, Sr.; and a great grandson, Rhett Lee Frisbie.
Survivors include: two sons, Robert L. Edwards, Jr. and Thomas H. Edwards, both of Tallahassee; three daughters, Julie E. Granger, Sharon E. Ratliff, both of Tallahassee, and Janet E. Johstono, of Perry; three sisters, Shirley Cutrer of Perry, Barbara Jean Blackmon of Sumter, S.C. and Pat Field of Tallahassee; 10 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held today, Jan. 29, at 11 a.m. in Joe P. Burns Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Family members received friends from 6-8 p.m. Jan. 28 at Burns Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL 32308-5428; the Alzheimer's Association, Central and Northeast Florida Chapter, 2010
Mizell Ave., Winter Park, FL 32792; or the Little Buddy Foundation, Gretchen Everhart School, 2750 Mission Road, Tallahassee, FL 32304.
Henry Jackson (H.J.) Westberry, 83, of Jesup, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003, in Wayne Memorial Hospital. He was a Wayne County native, born on Nov. 27, 1919 to Henry Jackson and Mary DeForest Rea Westberry. On Aug. 3, 1941, he wed Marciene Perry of Cochran, who died Oct. 26, 2001. Mr. Westberry was a member of Spring Grove Free Will Baptist Church. In 1938, he graduated from Jesup High School, where he played on the famed 1936 football team. He attended Middle Georgia College, where he was a member of the first aeronautical class taught there.
Along with his wife, Marciene, he operated several small businesses, from a World War II laundry and dry cleaners to one of the area's first convenience stores. He was instrumental in establishing Altamaha Convalescent Center (now Sunbridge). Mr. Westberry was a taxpayer advocate and active in local and state politics. He was an organizer and former assistant chief of the Jesup Fire Department and served as chairman of the Jesup-Wayne County Planning and Zoning Board. He has donated the use of H.J. Westberry Park to the City of Jesup. An avid sports fisherman, he also owned a commercial shrimp boat. He was predeceased by two sisters, infant Louise Westberry and Ethlyn W. Bell.
Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Mary Ruth and Troy Fore and Judy and the late Eddie Harper, all of Jesup; a son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Cyndi Westberry of Statesboro; two granddaughters, Holly Harper of Jesup and Candace Carter of Lansing, Mich.; four grandsons, Howard Fore of Atlanta, Andy Fore of Valdosta, Joey Harper of Jesup and Jackson Westberry of Statesboro; a niece, Mary Lynn LaMee of Jacksonville, Fla.; and a grandniece, Ruth Lynn Shelton of Spring Lake, N.C. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, from Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Felix Haynes officiating. Interment was in Old Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Kenzie Tyre and all grandchildren.
Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Teresa Renee Lightsey McCarty, 36, of Spring Breeze Road, Willacoochee, Ga., passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2003, as a result of injuries received in a motor vehicle accident.
Mrs. McCarty, a native of Wayne County, Ga., was born January 10, 1967, the daughter of the late Phillip Jackson and Wynell Westberry Lightsey. She was a preschool teacher at Eastside Baptist Church Academy and was a member of Living Church of God.
Survivors include: her husband, Michael McCarty of Willacoochee, Ga.; two sons, Kevin McCarty and Scott McCarty, both of Willacoochee, Ga.; one step-daughter, Christy Davis of Weaverville, N.C.; one sister, Shirley Thomas of Baxley, Ga.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 1, 2003, at Sims Funeral Home Chapel, with Rev. Don Hall officiating. Special music was an instrumental, "To the Hills, I Lift Mine Eyes," by Allen McCarty, pianist. Burial followed at Satilla Gardens Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Josh McCarty, Matt McCarty, James Ginn, Wayne McCarty, Troy Aldridge, and Bryan Aldridge.
Honorary pallbearers were David Chambers, Wallace Hay, Joe Brown, Martin Bragg, Johnny Jackson, Gerald Lightsey, Roy Lightsey, and Eugene Lightsey.
Sims Funeral Home of Douglas, Ga., was in charge of the arrangements.
Virginia Saul, 83, of Fernandina Beach died Wednesday, March 19, 2003, after an extended illness. The Wayne County native was a practical nurse and had worked in the motel industry. She was a Baptist. Survivors are a daughter, Sylvia Slebos of Fernandina Beach; a son, Rodney Bennett of Folkston; and four grandchildren. Memorial services were held March 20 from the Bailey Road Church of God in Fernandina Beach. Graveside funeral services were held March 21 in the Old Bethel Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that remembrances be made to a favorite charity. Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge arrangements.

Rhonda Westberry Dixon, age 46, of Clewiston, FL died early Friday morning, March 21, 2003 at her residence after a short illness. A native of Bacon County, she had lived in Clewiston for the past fourteen years. Rhonda was the daughter of the late Kenneth Westberry.
Survivors include her mother, Irene Taylor Sutton of Clewiston, FL; her husband, Junior William Dixon of Clewiston, FL; two sons, Dusty Reed Andrews of Clewiston, FL and Daniel Benjamin (Benji) Lott of Alma; three brothers, Mitchell Westberry and wife Judy of Purvis, MS, Kenneth Westberry and wife Lila of Dryden, NY, and Tim Davis of West Palm Beach, FL; two sisters, Brenda Humphrey and husband Richard of Loganville, and Cathy Reid and husband Eddie of Clewiston, FL; two grandchildren, Ashleigh Brook Andrews of Clewiston and Benjamin Lott III of Alma, and future grandson, Dustyn William Andrews. Several nieces, nephews and special friends also survive.
Funeral services were held Monday morning, March 24 at Alma Church of God with Rev. Pet Hayes and Rev. Hulet Smith officiating. Interment followed in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Active pallbearers included Timmy and Tommy Hutchenson, Heath Westberry, David H. Lee, David H. Lee, Jr. and Jayson Crews. All those in attendance were considered honorary escorts.
Melissa Karen Holloway Maxwell, 40, of 190 Bradford Place, Lavonia, died May 20, 2003, at Athens Regional Medical Center in Athens.
She was born in Fulton County, March 11, 1963, the daughter of Frank H. and Rae Westberry Holloway of Lavonia.
She was an educator who began her career in the Banks County School System and had served in the Franklin County School System for the past 16 years in numerous capacities including curriculum director.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lavonia and the Joy Sunday School Class. Her professional alliances include membership in GAEL, PAGE, and ASCD.
She is survived by her parents; husband, James C. Maxwell; daughter, Macy Nicole Maxwell; son, James C. Maxwell III; and brother and sister-in-law, Keith and Rae Marie Holloway of California.
Funeral services were May 23 from the sanctuary of the First Baptist Church of Lavonia with Dr. Larry Finger and the Rev. Doug Goss officiating. Interment followed in Franklin Memorial Gardens, North in Lavonia.
Contributions to the Melissa Maxwell Memorial College Fund for Macy and Chez Maxwell may be made in care of Pinnacle Bank, P.O. Box 660, Lavonia, GA 30553.
Hamby Funeral Home of Lavonia was in charge of arrangements.
Agnes A. Westberry, 76, of Blackshear, died early Saturday morning (April 12, 2003) at her residence following an extended illness.
Ms. Westberry was a native and lifelong resident of Blackshear, she owned and operated Agnes’s Beauty Shop in Blackshear for over 40 years.
She was a charter member of Emmanuel Baptist Church where she was a chairwoman of the People’s Center and a former member of the choir. She was a very active member, serving in many areas of the church and was in the Faithful Workers Sunday School class. She was also a member of the Hairdressers Association of Georgia.
She was preceded in death by her parents; the late E. A. and Mattie Barnard Walker and two brothers, Earl and Jr. Walker.
Survivors include her husband, Robert Westberry of Blackshear; a daughter, Linda Gail Dennison (James) of Blackshear; two grandchildren, Ian Dennison (Marie) of Patterson and Carla Harris (Richard) of Blackshear, two great-grandsons, Cade Dennison of Patterson and Jarrett Harris of Blackshear; four sisters, Margaret Odom (Robert) of Winder, Josephine Tuten (Leon) of Blackshear, Dolly Youmans (Edsel) of Bristol and Mattie DeLoach of Blackshear; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral took place today at 11 a.m. at Emmanuel Baptist Church. Deacons of the church, Saints of Joy and the Faithful Workers Sunday School Class served as pallbearers.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Greater Vision Fund at Emmanuel Baptist or to Hospice Satilla.
Smith Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.
SOURCE: WAYCROSS JOURNAL-HERALD, Monday, April 14, 2003, page 11.
TRANSCRIBED BY: Teresa Griffis, 4-15-03, tgriffis@wayxcable.com

John L. Boatright, Jr., age 58, of Alma died early Friday afternoon, June 20, 2003 in Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after a short illness. A native of Bacon County, he was the son of the late John L. Boatright, Sr.
Survivors include his mother, Mildred Westberry Boatright of Alma; fiance, Joan Morgan of Alma; two sons, John Mark Boatright and wife Vickie of Alma, Michael Boatright and wife Lisa of Brunswick; one daughter, Crystal Taylor of Nicholls; two brothers, Joe Boatright and wife Jeannie and Wallace Boatright and wife Nancy, all of Alma; three sisters, Sue Carter of Brunswick, Martha Medders and Johnnie Mae Brock, both of Alma. Seven grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, June 23 at New Vision Congregational Methodist Church with Rev. Pet Hayes, Rev. R.B. Gaskins and Rev. Mark Barth officiating. Interment followed in Satilla Baptist Church Cemetery.
Active pallbearers included Roger Varnadore, Don Varnadore, Dwight Sellers, Randy and Stevie Altman, Lafette Crosby, and Roy Parker.
Honorary pallbearers were employees of Emory University Hospital and also all those in attendance.
Crosby Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements.
Andrew Jackson Westberry, 83, died July 15, 2003, in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Augusta. The Wayne County native was a Baptist, an auto mechanic and an avid fisherman. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, a Purple Heart recipient, a member of the Leon Parrish Post no. 4583 of Jesup and member of the Disabled American Veterans.
He is survived by three daughters, Wanda Spencer, Gloria Bucalo, both of Jellico, Tenn. and Virginia Rathbun of Aurora, Colo.; a son, Andrew J. Westberry of U.S.N., Norfolk, Va.; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held July 22 at the Gordon-Harrison Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Larry Harris officiating.
Burial with military rites was in the Flint Branch Cemetery under the direction of the Gordon-Harrison Funeral Home.
PORT ORANGE -- Gladys R. Westberry, 87, of Sugar Grove Court, a resident since 1930, died Sunday November 09, 2003 at Indigo Manor Nursing Home, Daytona Beach.
Mrs. Westberry, a homemaker, moved to this area from her native Fort Meade. She was a member of the Slovane National Benefit Society, Samsula. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, knitting and crocheting.
Survivors include two sons, Edward, Port Orange, and James, Samsula; a brother, Robert Bernard, Port Orange; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, 3800 Woodbriar Trail, Port Orange, FL 32129. Volusia Memorial, Port Orange, is in charge.

Mrs. Melva R. Westberry, age 94, died early Thursday morning, December 25, 2003 in the Bethany Nursing Center of Vidalia after an extended illness. Mrs. Westberry was a native and lifelong resident of FLorida. She was a homemaker and Methodist by faith. Mrs. Westberry is preceded in death by her husband Eddie C. Westberry and one daughter, Bobbie L. Whitener. She is survived by one daughter, Ineze " Penny" Shaw of Vidalia, five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, ten great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews also survive. Graveside funeral services for Mrs. Melva R. Westberry will be conducted Saturday morning, December 27th at 11:00 in Pineview Cemetery in Folkston with Rev. B. E. Hannah officiating. Interment will follow. Ronnie L. Stewart Family Funeral Service of Vidalia is in charge of funeral arrangements.

HOMERVILLE -- Steven Driscoll, 35, passed away Thursday, Dec. 25, 2003, at the Satilla Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
A native of St. Lucy, Fla., he had lived in Waycross for the past several years. He was working as assistant manager of the Friendly Express Store in Blackshear. He is the son of Jackie Walker of Homerville and the late Ira Melvin Westberry.
Survivors other than his mother are four sisters, Cathy Spradley, Sherrie Thompson, Lorrie Stalvey, and Lisa Westberry, all of Homerville; a close friend, Jamie Hagen of Waycross; and several nieces and nephews.
Services for Mr. Driscoll will be held Monday, Dec. 29, 2003, at 2 p.m. from the Argyle Church of God.
Interment will be in the North Cemetery near DuPont, Ga.
Mr. Driscoll will be carried to the home of his sister, Cathy Spradley, at 103 Grant Road in Travisville at 4 p.m. Saturday. -- Roundtree Funeral Home of Homerville
Earl Lewis Westberry Jr. 61, Blackshear, passed away early Tuesday morning, January 13, 2004, at the Pierce County Nursing Home following a long illness.
A native and life-long resident of Pierce County, he had worked as a butcher for several years and was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was a son of the late Earl Lewis Sr. and Ethel Mozell O’Quinn Westberry and was also preceded in death by a son, Earl Lewis Westberry III and by three sisters, Betty Howard, Louise Johnson and Clara Mae Westberry.
Survivors include his wife, Melody Jones Westberry, Blackshear; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mysti and Mack Carnes, Bristol, Janet and Ricky Bell and Cindy and Keith Shivers, all of Waycross; a son and daughter-in-law, Lewis Gregory and Shekiva Westberry, Blackshear; seven grandchildren, Kimberly Simmons, Warren Turner, Matthew Turner, Chris Carnes, Summer Carnes, Lane Carnes and Uriah Coffie Westberry; one great-grandchild, Kobie Turner; special cousins, Linda Kennedy, Wayne O’Quinn, Russell O’Quinn, Elaine Moody, and Donna Gail Tanner; a very special niece and nephew, Diana Howard and Joel Sambo and several other relatives.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, January 16, from the Pearson-Treadwell Chapel.
Interment followed in the Waters Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to NAGNA, Attention: NAGNA Leadership Team, C/O The Pierce County Nursing Home, 221 Carter Ave., Blackshear, GA 31516.
Pearson-Treadwell Funeral Home of Blackshear was in charge of arrangements.

Cecil David Westberry was born August 30, 1915 in Jessup GA, and went home to be with his Lord, January 20, 2004 at his residence in Oakley at the age of 88. Cecil married Edna Owens of Jacksonville, Alabama in 1936. The family relocated to Camp Stoneman at Pittsburg while serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. They moved to their home in Oakley in 1950. Prior to retirement in 1980, he worked at the Fiberboard in Antioch, Concord Naval Weapons Station, Travis Air Force Base and the Oakland Naval Supply Center. Cecil was a charter member of Pittsburg Baptist Church. He helped establish and build the first Southern Baptist Church in Oakley, where he was ordained as a Deacon. He also served as a Deacon at Immanuel Baptist Church of Antioch until his stroke in 1996. He enjoyed spending time with his family. His hobbies included fishing, gardening and farming. He especially enjoyed beating his sons in a game of Dominoes. He is survived by his wife Edna of 67 years; children, Dan and wife Thirsia of Antioch, Dean and wife Gwena of Oklahoma, Gloria Eaton of Livermore, Glenn and wife Beverly of Antioch, and Faye and husband Wayne Tobin of Oakley. He is the cherished grandfather of 13 and great grandfather of 26, also survived by one niece, Juanita Davis of Oakley. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Donald in 1940, son-in-law, Don Eaton, brother Jack, and sister Endie Mae. Service will be at 1:45 p.m. January 23 at Immanuel Baptist Church, 55 East 18th Street, Antioch. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the Immanuel Baptist Church Building Fund.
Published in the Contra Costa Times from 1/22/2004 - 1/23/2004.

Funeral services for Robert F. “Pruddy” Pruitt, 53, of Belton, were at 10 a.m., Jan. 26, 2004 at Christ the King Catholic Church in Belton with Father Dick Hudson officiating.
Burial followed at the North Belton Cemetery.
Mr. Pruitt was born April 21, 1950 in Daytona Beach, Fl., the son of Eschol Franklin Pruitt and Imogene (Westberry) Pruitt. He served in the US Army, a Vietnam Veteran, from 1967 till 1970.
Mr. Pruitt married Emma Castillo at Daytona Beach, Fl. in 1971. He worked for over 15 years at Ferrell Distributing in Temple. In Jan. 2003 he began working for Glazer’s Wholesale Distributing. Mr Pruitt was an outdoor sportsman. He was a member of the Ft. Hood Sportsman Center.
He is survived by his wife Emma Pruitt of Belton, one son Mark Pruitt of Daytona Beach, Fl.; one daughter Gwendolyn I. Williams of Belton. Three brothers Charles F. Pruitt and Randall S. Pruitt both of Daytona Beach, Fl. and Timothy William Pruitt of New Smyrna, Fl.; Three sisters Lois Sands of Conyers, Ga., Mary Klem and Betty Sue Mathers both of Daytona Beach, Fl. Three grandchildren.

Vennie Ray Westberry Bruner, 68, died Saturday, March 6, 2004.
She was a lifelong resident of Candler County and was a Wal-Mart associate. She was a member of Excelsior Baptist Church for 45 years and the WMU Group. She was preceded in death by a son, Bennie Ray Westberry and three siblings.
She is survived by her husband, Grover Bruner Sr.; sons, Randy Bruner of Forsyth, Joey Bruner and Daniel Vance, both of Metter; a step-son, Grover ‘Bert’ Bruner Jr. of Tampa, Fl.; daughters, Ruby Lynette Stewart, Tammie Peters, and Donna Vance, all of Metter; a step-daughter, Vickie Guiliano of Tampa, Fl.; brothers Homer Westberry of Dublin, Henry Westberry of Bloomingdale, Buddy Westberry of Lenoir, Tn., and Walter Westberry of Anderson, S.C.; a sister, Beatrice Braddock of Birmingham, Al.; 11 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at Excelsior Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The Revs. Marty Walker and Jimmy Dupree officiated.
Pallbearers were Joe DeLoach, Dean Stone, Steve Veddar, Carroll Sikes, Addison Bragg and Scott Kemp. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Excelsior Baptist Church WMU Group.
Kennedy-Morgan Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel, of Metter was in charge of arrangements
Hilda Harper, 62, of Lynnwood, Wash., died Friday, March 19, 2004. The Wayne County native had lived in Lynnwood, Wash. for the past 27 years. She was a member of Red Hill Baptist Church until she moved to Washington, where she attended Grace Baptist Church. When she was five, Harper’s parents, Nolan and Cleo Harper, learned from the doctors, that their little girl would probably not live to adulthood due to Down’s Syndrome. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nolan and Cleo Harper; a brother and sister-in-law, James Laurie and Ruth Harper; a brother-in-law, Tom Knorr; and two nephews, Steven Knorr and Johnnie Harper. Survivors are her sister, Theda Harper Knorr of Lynnwood Wash.; one brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Annell Harper of Jesup; seven nieces; six nephews; several great-nieces and nephews; and several great-great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Thursday, March 25 at the Rinehart & Sons chapel with the Rev. Charles Manning and the Rev. Brain Fail officiating. Interment will be in the Red Hill Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Gene Harper, Ricky Harper, Tom Knorr, Mike Harper, James Harper and Ray Harper. Visitation will be 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
The Brunswick News, Mon, Apr 19, 2004
Tommie Mills Westberry, 81, of Brunswick died Saturday at her residence. Mrs. Westberry, a native of Appling County, had been a resident of Brunswick since 1952. She worked for many years at the former Deck Restaurant in Brunswick. Mrs. Westberry was a homemaker. She attended Arco Baptist Church in Brunswick. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Brunswick Memorial Park Funeral Home with Cliff Westberry officiating. Burial will follow in Chapel Park Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jacob Westberry, Jimmy Miller, Jerry Miller, Nick Campbell, Clay Morris and Shane Coker. Honorary pallbearers will be Larry Westberry and Robert Thornton. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Survivors include her husband, C.L. Westberry of Brunswick; a daughter, Patti W. Coker of Brunswick; three sons, Ronnie Westberry of Baxley and David Westberry and Randy Westberry, both of Brunswick; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

James Freddie Hires, 64, of Jesup died May 22, 2004, of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease). The Wayne County native was a retired lead operator in utilities at Rayonier. He was an avid farmer, tournament fisherman, dove hunter and a member of the Jesup Skeet Club.
He served with the Army National Guard.
Survivors are his wife of 38 years, Sue Kemp Hires of Jesup; a daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Derrick Duncan of Jesup; a granddaughter, Amy Duncan of Jesup; four sisters and three brothers-in-law, Maryann Landon, Linda and J.D. Williamson and Laura and Lamar Owens, all of Jesup, and Lois and Joe Nichols of Covington; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Albert and Jean Hires, Warren and Robbie Hires, George and Pam Hires, Thurman and Gail Hires and Ricky and Sheila Hires, all of Jesup; three half-sisters, Janice Scarborough, Peggy Bennett and Elise Williams, all of Jesup; an aunt and uncle, Lois and Stokes Albritton of Jesup; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held May 24 at the Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Dr. Felix Haynes, the Rev. Leroy Spivey and Warren Hires officiating.
Interment was in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers were his brothers, Albert, Warren, George, Thurman and Ricky Hires and Jimmy Stanfield.
Honorary pallbearers were Neal Edenfield, Dewitt Scarborough, John Stokes Albritton, members of the Jesup Skeet Club, Allen Anderson, Daniel Anderson, Ronnie Cooksey, Winton Deloach, Sam Davis, Dr. Ronnie Harris and Larry Lewis.
Memorials may be made to The ALS Association, 27001 Agoura Rd., Suite 150, Calabasas Hills, CA 91301-5104. Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements.


TIFTON — George Omer Westberry, 62, of Tifton, died Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004, at his residence.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, August 5, at Northside Baptist Church. Dr. Fred Evers and the Rev. Gerald Frazier officiated. Burial was at Tift Memorial Gardens.
Donations may be made to Hospice of Tift Area or the American Cancer Society.
Born Jan. 31, 1942, in Blackshear, Mr. Westberry was the son of the Rev. C.V. Westberry and the late Gladys Bennet Westberry, and his stepmother, Violet Westberry, of Patterson.
A U.S. Air Force veteran who served during the Vietnam era, Mr. Westberry had lived in Tifton since 1980 and was formerly of Quincy, Fla. He was an agricultural economist with the University of Georgia and a former deacon at Northside Baptist Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.
In addition to his father and stepmother, Mr. Westberry is survived by his wife, Linda B. Westberry of Tifton; a son and daughter-in-law, Duncan and Pam Westberry of Valdosta; a daughter and son-in-law, Tonya Lynn and Rex Cartrette of Jacksonville, Fla.; a son, Jason Westberry of Atlanta; three brothers, Clarence Westberry of Blackshear, Josh Westberry of Patterson and Philip Westberry of Blackshear; one sister, Mary Cason of Offerman; his grandchildren, Lacey and Chase Franks, Jeremy Westberry, Ryan Westberry, Kathryn Friedling, Ashley and Lindsey Cartrette and Tristan Berger; one great-grandson, Tyler Franks; one aunt, Marlene Westberry of Patterson; his mother-in-law, Delta Faye Frame of Jacksonville, Fla.; and many nieces and nephews.

The Jesup Sentinel, Wednesday, August 4, 2004.
Harold Deen Westberry, 70, of Screven died Monday after an extended illness. The Wayne County native was a retired construction worker and U.S. Air Force veteran of the Korean Conflict. He was a member of Little River Church of God of Blackshear. He was predeceased by his parents, Port and Ira Bishop Westberry; a daughter Gwen Westberry; a son, Harvey Westberry; and a grandson, Sam Westberry Jr. Survivors are three daughters and sons-in-law, Angie and Rodney Wynn of Maynardville, Tenn., Donnie and Bill Miller of Orange City, Fla., and Tammy and Ernesto Borja of Deland, Fla.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Sammy and Jean Westberry of Astor, Fla., and Jeff and Kim Westberry of Jesup; one sister, Betty and Ed Tripps of Salt Springs, Fla.; 16 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Graveside funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Wednesday at Flint Branch Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Joey Pitt, Billy Miller, Ryan Miller, Stephen Whitmore, Christopher Whitmore and Eric Johnson. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday from the Jesup Recreation Center. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to Hospice of Lake and Sumpter County, 12300 Lake Park Road, Tavares, Fla. 32778-9660. Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.

Patricia Grace Fore, 47, of Valdosta died Aug. 16, 2004, at South Georgia Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Born on May 10, 1957, in Valdosta, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Henry and Nathalia Forbes Henry. She was employed with Valdosta State University as a graduate assistant. Survivors are her husband, Andy Fore of Valdosta; two sons, Jake Gaylor and Michael Gaylor, both of Valdosta; two brothers, Dr. Mike Henry of Columbus, Miss., and Rick Henry of Orlando, Fla.; an aunt and two uncles, Suzy Scheuring and Farney Harrison of Valdosta and Jack Harrison of Lake Park; and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 20 in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home with Dr. W. Felix Haynes Jr. officiating. Carson McLane Funeral Home of Valdosta is in charge of arrangements.

Bertie Elliott Westberry, 72, of Cusseta, Ga., died Friday, September 3, 2004, after an extended illness. The Wayne Co. Ga., native had lived in Cusseta since 1964 & was a homemaker. She attended North Highland Assembly of God & was the widow of Harold Frank Westberry. Survivors are a daughter and a son-in-law: DuEnne & Charles Anderson of Cusseta, Ga., 1 sister: Clara Davis Smith of Columbus, Ga., 1 brother: Robert Elliott of Columbus, Ga., 2 granddaughters: Shanda & Lewis Gunnells of Preston, Ga., & Alena Anderson of Cusseta, Ga., several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 3 P. M. Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, from the Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Chuck Griffith officiating. Interment will be in the Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be: Wally Hall, Ronny Cooksey, Winton Westberry, Larry Westberry, Kenny Westberry, & Jimmy Thompson. Visitation will be 2 to 3 P. M. Sunday from the funeral home. The Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home of Jesup, Ga., is in charge of the arrangements.

William Hornsby, 50, passed away Saturday, Sept. 18, 2004 in Charlotte, North Carolina after a brief illness. He was a native and life long resident of Appling County, and was the owner and operator of Appling Cabinet Works. Hornsby was born Dec. 7, 1953 to the late Eddie Hornsby and the late Dora Westberry Hornsby White.
He is survived by two sisters, Iveylene H. (Eddie) Wynn of Baxley and Martha H. (Gene) Wellborn of Fort Valley; one brother, Raymond Chuck, Sr. (Peggy) Theus of Baxley; special friend, Melanie Stephens Williamson; three nieces, April (Andrew) Hendrix, Kellie Moseley and Karla Moseley Joyner; three nephews, Chuck Theus, Jr., Corey Theus, Chad (Kim) Wynn; several great nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 2:00 p.m. from the chapel of Swain Funeral Home with the Rev. James Medders officiating and Eulogy given by Janet Nail. Interment followed in Omega Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Jimmy Branch, Tommy Lawrence, Richie Williams, Terry Baxley, Sean Health, Dale Stephens, James Bryant and Victor Martin Hernandez.
Musical selections were rendered by Floyd Hunter and David Williams.
Arrangements were under the direction of Swain Funeral Home.
Jeanette Westberry, 69, died OCT 29, 2004, at Doctors' Memorial Hospital.
A native and lifelong resident of Taylor County, Mrs. Westberry was the daughter of the late Delmer Sadler and the late Pearlie (Hunter) Sadler. She was a Baplist and a member of the Westside Baptist Church. She previously worked as a hostess at Deal's Oyster House. She also volunteered at Taylor County Senior Services.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldred L. Westberry , and two brothers, Joseph Sadler and Ralph Sadler.
Survivors include: one son, Terril Blue of Perry; a step-son, Lavaughn Westberry of Palaltka; and two daughters, Claudette Blue Cruse and Sharlyne Blue Beach; one step-daughter, Shanna Clark; one brother, Willie Joe Sadler; three sisters, Rachel Deal, Betty Hanson and Dianne Hill; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren, all of Perry.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 11 AM at Joe P. Burns Funeral Home Chapel in Perry with Mack Colson, Marc Pargo and Franklin Carlton officiating.
Internment followed at Carlton Cemetery.
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