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 March 23, 1929 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, Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, January 22, 1931.
W. M. Westberry Passes January 15, 1931 - 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, July 7, 1932.
John Westberry; Late Wayne Citizen Passes - John Westberry, life-long Wayne County citizen died at his home June 30, 1932, following a long illness. Old age mostly being the cause of his death. Mr. Westberry had lived to the ripe old age of 83 and was a life-long Wayne County citizen having been born and reared in Wayne County. His wife, Mrs. Annie Westberry, preceded him in death a few years ago, and since her death he had made his home with his children. Funeral services were held from the residence near Madray Springs, Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. C. F. Burke, pastor of the Ritch Baptist Church in charge of the ceremonies. Interment followed in the Westberry Cemetery. The deceased is survived by the following children, four daughters, Mrs. L. M. Weterington, Mrs. Vallie Griffin, Mrs. Nora Herrin and Mrs. Laura Bell Thompson, thirty-one grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, besides a host of relatives and friends. Chenoweth Funeral Home of Jesup were the undertakers in charge.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, September 26, 1935.
Mrs. Kate Clary Ogden Passes in Brunswick - Mrs. Kate Clary Ogden, wife of John Ogden, died at her home in Brunswick Saturday night (September 21, 1935) following an illness of only two days. Apoplexy being the cause of her death of which she was stricken with Friday afternoon and gradually grew worse until the end came. Mrs. Ogden was born and reared in Wayne County and was 53 years old at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Allen Clary, Sr., pioneers of Wayne County. After her marriage to Mr. Ogden she moved to Brunswick where they resided for the past thirty years. The remains were brought to Jesup by the Wayne Funeral Home and prepared for burial, which was held from the Piney Grove Methodist Church at five o’clock, nine miles west of Jesup, Sunday afternoon, with the pastor, Rev. A. P. Foster in charge of the services, assisted by Rev. R. L. Whipple, pastor of the Jesup Baptist Church and Rev. Ralph Ogden of Jacksonville, Fla. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The deceased is survived by her husband, her step-mother, Mrs. Margaret Clary, of Odum; four sisters, Mrs. W. D. O’Neal of Miami, Fla.; Mrs. R. L. Reddish, Mrs. Isham Knight and Mrs. John H. Westberry, all of Odum; four brothers, David Clary of Brunswick; Willie, Allen and Edward Clary, of Odum. The pallbearers were Joseph E. Evans of Brunswick, Leonard Moody of South Carolina, Rufus Knight of Odum, Bryant Westberry, J. H. Westberry, of Jesup and Herbert Reddish of Ways Station.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, August 26, 1937.
Mrs. Martha C. Westberry Died Here in the Local Hospital - Mrs. Martha Crosby Westberry, age 40, died here in the local hospital yesterday (Wednesday) morning August 25, 1937 at 11:25 o’clock after an illness of only a few hours. She had been despondent for the past several days over learning that her son Ernest Westberry was in Shanghai, China, where the Sino-Jap war is now in progress. She became suddenly ill at her home and later carried to the Colvin-Ritch Sanitarium here for treatment where she died within a few hours. Mrs. Westberry was a native of Wayne County having been born and reared near Gardi. She was before her marriage Miss Crosby, daughter of Mr. J. W. Crosby and the late Mrs. Louisianna Crosby, pioneers of Wayne County. She was born on April 13th, 1897. She was a member of the Gardi Baptist Church. Funeral services were held from Bethlehem Baptist Church near Jesup this afternoon (Thursday) at four o’clock, with Rev. S. F. Bennett and Rev. C. M. Mills of Jesup conducting the services. Interment followed in the church Cemetery. Mrs. Westberry is survived by her husband, Steve E. Westberry; one daughter, Joan; two sons, Emory Westberry, all of Jesup; and Ernest Westberry of Shanghai, China; her father, J. W. Crosby, of Gardi; five sisters, Mrs. Ethel Strickland and Mrs. Jannie Dixon of Blackshear; Mrs. Lillia Horton and Mrs. Edna Mansfield of Gardi; and Mrs. Addie Stewart of Lakeland, Fla.; one brother, George W. Crosby of Talledega, Ala. The pallbearers were: Royal Norris, R. M. Milikin, H. L. Heritage, Ben Hopps and Roy E. Breen all of Jesup and Wilford Hern of Gardi. Wayne Funeral Home of this City was in charge of arrangements.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, September 16, 1937.
Mrs. Margaret H. Clary Died at Her Home Wed. - Mrs. Margaret Hester Clary, wife of the late Allen Clary, Sr., aged and beloved citizen of Wayne County died at her home near Odum yesterday September 15, 1937 (Wednesday) a. m. following an illness of several months and being aged. She had lived to the ripe old age of 84 and had lived all her life near Odum where she died. Her husband preceded her in death some several years ago. She was a member of the Methodist Church at Piney Grove. She is survived by four sons; Willie, Edward and Allen Clary of Odum and David Clary of Brunswick; two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Westberry and Mrs. J. I. Knight, both of Odum and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted from the Piney Grove Methodist Church near Odum Thursday morning at 11 o'clock by Rev. J. W. Hays, pastor and Rev. Jackson, pastor of the Piney Grove Church of God. She was laid to rest beside her husband in the church cemetery. The pallbearers consisted of her grandsons as follows: Rufus and Reubin Knight; Earl and J. W. Westberry and others.


*The Jesup Sentinel Wayne County, Georgia, Thursday, October 31, 1940.
Luther M. Clary Funeral Held. Funeral services for Luther M. Clary, 54, well-known druggist and a native to Wayne, who died at his home in Savannah Monday October 27, 1940 were held from Trinity Methodist Church, Savannah, Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock with the Rev. Anthony Hearn, pastor and the Rev. Arthur Jackson, D.D., pastor of First Baptist Church of Savannah officiating. Mr. Clary had not been feeling well for several days, it was said, and he had had a severe chill and fever and Sunday night, he was suddenly stricken fatally. He died at 9:30 o’clock. He was a native of Wayne County and was a son of the late U. C. Clary, a former Ordinary of Wayne. He was born April 5, 1886. He had been in Savannah operating a drug store on Bull Street since 1916 and more recently had established another drug store in Savannah. Mr. Clary was a member of Landrum Lodge No. 48, F.&A.M., the Chatham Pharmaceutical Association and the Chamber of Commerce of Savannah. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Clara M. Clary; a daughter, Miss Betty Loraine Clary; seven brothers, the Rev. Geo. E. Clary of Macon; the Rev. Simon Clary of Sparks; Roy Clary of Winter Haven, Fla.; Joseph Clary of Atlanta; W. T. Clary of Jesup; Clarence Clary of Rincon; and J. Nat Clary of Atlanta; and two sisters, Mrs. Patrick Lyles of Jesup; and Mrs. Basil Arnett of Mt. Pleasant. Honorary pallbearers were Dr. Samuel F. Rosen, Dr. Lawrence Lee, Dr. A. J. Waring, Dr. J. H. Pinholster, Dr. T. A. Grant, Dr. J. K. Quattlebaum and Dr. Edwin N. Manor. Active pallbearers were R. Patten Watson, Herbert D. Seim, E. Jussey, George Moore, Wallace W. Cowart, Walter E. Brown and John Harms, all of Savannah. Interment was in Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah.


*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, August 12, 1943.
Mrs. Nancy Clary Dies in Florida - Mrs. Nancy Clary, age 64, former Wayne County resident, passed away after a short illness July 15, 1943 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Mrs. Clary was the daughter of Caleb and Mary Westberry and the wife of Frank Clary. After Mr. Clary's death, she moved to Florida and since made her home there. She is survived by two brothers, John and Dave Westberry of Jesup, one sister, Mrs. S. J. Odum of Ft. Lauderdale; one niece, Mrs. Paul Rode and one grand niece, Helen Rode of Ft. Lauderdale. Mrs. Clary, better known as "Aunt Nancy" will long be remembered by her many friends for her kindness.
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, September 24, 1942.
Joshua H. Harper Dies Wednesday. Joshua H. Harper, 82, popular and lifelong citizen of Wayne County, passed away at the family residence at Little Creek, late Wednesday afternoon September 23, 1943 after an extended illness. Mr. Harper engaged in farming ever since young manhood, and resided within a short distance of where he lived all of his life. He was a lifelong member of Little Creek Baptist Church, being quite active in all affairs of this church. He was married to Katie Westberry of Glynn County, March 15, 1882. Survivors include, besides his widow, nine children, six sons and three daughters. The six sons are James H. Harper, Harry Harper, Eddie Harper, Virgil Harper, Ernest Harper and Ben Harper, all of Wayne County; the three daughters, Mrs. Richard Bennett, Wayne County, Mrs. Nora Rogers, Miami, Fla., Mrs. L. F. Bennett, Brunswick; thirty-seven grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren; one brother, James D. Harper, Orlando, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Anderson, Hortense, Mrs. Sallie Richardson, Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Liza Love, Savannah, besides a large number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted from Little Creek Baptist Church Sunday afternoon at three o'clock. Rev. E. L. Little and Rev. W. B. Feagins will officiate, and interment will be in the church cemetery. Wayne Funeral Home will be in charge.


*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, December 21, 1944.
Mrs. Clary Passes In Local Hospital. Mrs. Maggie Clary, 71, of Odum, died Tuesday, December 19, 1944 at the local hospital after a two-week’s illness. Funeral services were held the following Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the Odum Methodist Church, conducted by Rev. E. A. Martin. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Wayne Funeral Home in charge. Mrs. Clary is survived by her husband, L. C. Clary, a daughter, Mrs. Ella C. Ahl of Odum; a son, E. S. Clary of Brunswick; a grandson, J. W. Ahl of Odum; a granddaughter, Miss Helen Clary of Brunswick; a great-grandson, J. W. Ahl of Odum; two sisters, Mrs. S. L. Youmans and Mrs. E. A. Richardson, both of Jesup; and three brothers, Harry H. Daniels and L. F. Daniels, both of Odum and J. A. Daniels, Savannah. Pallbearers were C. C. Harris, Robert Harris, John O’Quinn, George Thompson, Terrell Sutton and J. S. Shuptrine.


*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, January 25, 1945.
Funeral Services For Mrs. Clarke. Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Westberry Clarke, who passed away Saturday night January 20, 1945 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, Thursday, September 18, 1947.
Mrs. Kate Westberry Harper Succumbs - Mrs. Kate Westberry Harper, 86, wife of Joshua H. Harper, died Sunday a.m. September 14, 1947 at her home, after an extended illness. Mrs. Harper was born in Brunswick, February 24, 1861, and lived there until she married, moving to Wayne County. She was a member of Little Creek Baptist Church, where she took a very active part until failing health deprived her of these privileges. She lived a useful and active life which should be as an example for her oncoming generation. She was preceded by her husband in death on September 23, 1942. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 o’clock at Little Creek Baptist Church with Rev. E. L. Little officiating, assisted by Rev. D. E. Little and Rev. C. N. Mills. Burial was in the church cemetery with Rinehart Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Active pallbearers were Eugene Harper, Stetson Bennett, H. C. Harper, Raybon Bennett, T. B. Harper and Clyde Harper. Honorary pallbearers were George Harper, L. Harper, H. G. Smith, T. E. Dekle, Lewis Rooks, A. J. Hopkins, Henry Horton and John D. Harper. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Nora Rogers, Miami, Fla.; Mrs. Maude Bennett, Little Creek; Mrs. Iva Bennett, Brunswick; six sons, James H. Harper, Harry Harper, Eddie Harper, Ernest Harper, Virgil Harper and Ben Harper, all of Little Creek, thirty-nine grandchildren, sixty-five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Mrs. John Webster of Fernandina, Fla.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, May 20, 1948.
Mrs. Reddish Passes Sunday - Mrs. Ann Eliza Reddish, who would have been 90 years old on May 14, died at her home in Odum, Sunday, (September 16, 1948) after a long illness. Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Odum Baptist Church, of which Mrs. Reddish was a member, by Rev. E. A. Martin and Rev. Frank Harris. Burial was in Joyner Cemetery near Odum, with Rinehart Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Reddish was born in Wayne County on May 26, 1858 and lived here all of her life. She was the widow of R. S. Reddish. Mrs. Reddish is survived by a daughter, Mrs. G. C. Bennett of Darien; three sons, Linton, Ralph and Pierce Reddish of Odum; two sons-in-law, H. L. Harris of Jesup and G. C. Bennett of Darien, Twenty-four grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren, a brother, H. L. Clary of Odum and a sister, Mrs. Martin Blitch of Houston Texas. Grandsons served as active pallbearers and honorary pallbearers were J. R. Thompson, Walter Griffis, S. J. Hires, J. M. Wilson, C. C., G. G., Ernest, O. L. and Raymond Harris, Sumpter Flowers, S. J. Shuptrine, Don Pearce, D. F. Thomas and Coy Roberts.
*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 January 2, 1949 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, June 16, 1949.
Final Rites Held For Mrs. Westberry. Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. for Mrs. Mary Ann Westberry, 87, who died last Thursday night (June 9, 1949) in Jacksonville, Fla. after an extended illness. Services were held at Piney Grove Church of God with Rev. A. J. Porter officiating. Burial was in the Westberry Cemetery with Harrison Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements. Surviving Mrs. Westberry are four daughters, Mrs. Vallie Griffis, Mrs. Estelle Wetherington, Mrs. Gladys Hannah, all of Jacksonville and Mrs. Nora Herrin of Brunswick; also four sons, L. W. and C. L. Westberry of Jacksonville, G. F. Westberry of Needland, Texas, and O. O. Westberry of Valdosta; thirty-five grandchildren and twenty great-grandchildren. Grandsons served as pallbearers.


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 August 3, 1950. 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.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, December 14, 1950.
Mrs. Ella Ahl, Odum, Passes. Mrs. Ella Mae Clary Ahl, 59, died unexpectedly early Sunday morning December 10, 1950 at her home in Odum. Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Monday at the Odum Baptist Church. Burial was in the Odum Cemetery. She is survived by one son, J. W. Ahl, Odum; two brothers, Henry L. Clary, Odum and E. S. Clary of Brunswick, and two grandchildren of Odum. Active pallbearers were W. G. Odum, Emory Ammons, Gene Hires, Rufus Roberson, Joe Martin and Douglas Daniels. Honorary pallbearers were S. J. Hires, J. E. Withrow, Sr., John O’Quinn, D. F. Pearce, J. R. Thompson, W. Y. Smith, George O’Quinn, Terrell Sutton, C. A. Withrow, Beecher Overstreet, T. H. Glover and Charlie O’Quinn.


*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, March 22, 1951.
Funeral for David Westberry Mon. Funeral services for David H. Westberry, 67, who died Saturday March 17, 1951 at his home near Odum after an extended illness, were held at 3 p.m. Monday, at the New Hope Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. John R. Graham conducting the rites. Burial was in the church cemetery with the Rinehart Funeral Home of Jesup in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were Steve Szoke, Lester Ogden, Herman Pye, L. G. Westberry, Bryant Westberry and Eschol Dent. Survivors include his wife, Mary N. Westberry; three daughters, Mrs. Paul Rode, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Mrs. Rochelle Davis and Mrs. W. S. Lanier, both of Jesup; one step-daughter, Mrs. Tommie Reddish, Stewart, Fla.; five sons, Nelson, Cecil, R. D. Westberry, all of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Melvin and Clayton Westberry, both of Jesup; twenty-six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Jack Odum, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; one brother, John H. Westberry, Odum.
Florida Times Union, July 6, 1951.
JOSHUA MONROE Westberry - Kingsland, Ga., July 5, 1951 -- 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.


Florida Times Union (Jacksonville, FL) April 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 April 1, 1953 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, April 4, 1953.
WESTBERRY- Mrs. Miley Turner Westberry, 65, of 319 E. 5th St., died yesterday in a local hospital following an illness of several months. A native of Georgia, she had resided in this city for five years and was a member of the Methodist Church. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. R. S. Oaks, Macon, Ga.; a son, L. W. Westberry, Patterson, Ga.; three sisters, Mrs. Marvin Steedley, Alma, Ga., Mrs. Pithiney Robinson, Augusta, Ga., and Mrs. S. T. Roland, Nichols, Ga.; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body will be forwarded to Patterson, Ga. Sunday morning where funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday in the Patterson Methodist Church with burial in the Patterson Cemetery. Local arrangements are in charge of Estes-Krauss Funeral Home.


*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, September 29, 1955.
Attends Funeral Services Here. Mr. and Mrs. Lige Carter and family of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., formerly of Jesup, have returned home after being called to Jesup, due to the sudden death of Mrs. Carter’s son by a former marriage, Junior Westberry, which occurred near Jacksonville, Fla., in an automobile accident, September 18, 1955. Junior Westberry was living in Jesup at the time of his death. He was 19 years old and is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mattie Westberry Carter, his stepfather, and four sisters, Mildred Tier and Jeanette Grice of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Myrtle Irwin of Miami, Fla., Louise Smith, Reidsville; three brothers, J. D. and Hovis of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Lamar Westberry of the U. S. Army in Germany.
--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 December 14, 1955 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.
--Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), Thursday, December 15, 1955.
*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.
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 May 9, 1959 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.
Infant Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Westberry Buried On Sunday. Randy Carlton Westberry, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Judge Westberry, died early Sunday morning in the Wayne Memorial Hospital. Graveside services were held at 4:30 p.m. Sunday at the Jesup Cemetery with the Rev. Floyd T. Jenkins and the Rev. Wendell Madray officiating. In addition to his parents he is survived by his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Keith, Jesup; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Burl Westberry, Jesup; maternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Keith of Jesup; paternal great-grandmothers, Mrs. Rader Thompson of Jesup, and Mrs. Mary (Blanton) Sealey of Lakeland, Florida. NeSmith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Georgia, Thursday, July 21, 1960.
Mother, Mrs. N. J. Edenfield Buried On Friday. Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Blanton Sealey, 74, were held at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, in Lakeland, Fla., Friday, July 15 at 2 p.m. She passed away suddenly at her home in Lakeland, where she has resided since leaving Wayne County in 1945. She is survived by her husband, H. S. Sealey, of Lakeland, one brother, Sidney Blanton of Jesup; three daughters, Mrs. Carl Grooms and Mrs. Joe Sutton, both of Lakeland, and Mrs. N. J. Edenfield of Jesup; two sons, Cecil and Burl Westberry, both of Jesup.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Georgia, Thursday, September 15, 1960.
Allen Clary Buried In Odum Yesterday. Allen Clary, 67, died early Sunday morning September 11, 1960 in the Bay Pines Veterans' Hospital at Bay Pines, Fla. He was a native of Wayne county, a veteran of World War I and retired merchant of Odum. At the time of his death he was living in Lake Wales, Florida. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Odum Baptist church with the Rev. L. A. Savage and the Elder Ralph Riner officiating. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mae Kicklighter Clary, Lake Wales, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. Jim Wright, Bartow, Fla.; one grandson; one sister, Mrs. John Westberry, Odum; one half-sister, Mrs. Eddie O'Neal, Miami; three brothers, Willis Clary, Jesup; Edward Clary, Odum and David Clary, West Palm Beach, Fla. Pallbearers were nephews Bryant Westberry, Sr., Harry Westberry, Sammy Clary, Eugene Clary, Rufus Knight and Ed Clary. Burial was in the Odum Cemetery under the direction of NeSmith Funeral Home.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Georgia, Thursday, January 5, 1961.
Miss Gladys L. Clary Buried On Saturday. Miss Gladys Lillian Clary, 29, died Thursday morning December 29, 1960 at her home near Odum after a short illness. A native of Wayne County, she was a member of the Piney Grove Church of God. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Piney Grove Church of God with the Rev. W. K. Livingston and Rev. C. N. Bolt officiating. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Clary, Odum; three sisters, Mrs. Virginia Anderson and Mrs. Aletha Anderson both of Jesup and Miss Elenor Clary, Odum; six brothers, Eugene Clary, Jesup, Jesse Clary, U. S. Navy, England, Samuel Clary, Jesup, Kelly Clary, Atlanta, Bob Clary, Alfred, N. Y. and Revis Clary of Odum; and several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Harry Westberry, Edward Clary, Rufus Knight, Paul Sharpe, Wilmer Ring and Carlton Ring. Burial was in the church cemetery under the direction of the NeSmith Funeral Home.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Georgia, Thursday, March 2, 1961.
Emory Lee Westberry Found Dead In Woods Tuesday. A week-long search for Emory Westberry, 46, of Gardi, ended Tuesday afternoon. He was found in the cab of his pick-up truck dead from a .22 caliber (?) shotgun wound. According to Wayne County Sheriff John C. Reddish's office, two high school youths saw the truck and notified Troy Fore. Deputy "Nub" Royal said, Fore investigated, found Westberry and then notified the sheriff's office by phone. Westberry had disappeared last Wednesday, February 22, 1961 and had been the object of search by National Guardsmen with jeeps and helicopters Sunday and Monday. He was found in a wooded area about one and one-half miles from the Hopkins estate in an area known as the "Old Knight Place." According to Royal, the road on which the truck was found was a seldom-used road overgrown with brush. It was about five miles from Grangerville. A veteran of World War II, Westberry was a native of Wayne County. W. H. NeSmith, Wayne County Coroner, said a note was left by Westberry. An inquest will probably be held Thursday, according to NeSmith.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Jesup, Georgia, Thursday, March 2, 1961.
Emory Westberry Of Gardi, Buried Wednesday P.M. Funeral services for Emory Lee Westberry, 46, were held Wednesday at 3 o'clock in the Gardi Baptist Church with Rev. Walter Vickery, Rev. Paul Curl and Rev. Jasper Hill officiating. Mr. Westberry, a native of Wayne County and a veteran of World War II is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elma Thrift Westberry, Gardi; one son, Ricky Westberry, Jesup; one brother, Ernest Westberry, Gardi; and several nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers were Ted Odom, Alex Hopkins, Connell Jones, Buster Odom, Mel Odom and Donald Bennett. Honorary pallbearers were Harry Harper, Sheriff Clarence Reddish, W. C. Flowers, Clarence Jones, James Bennett, Tommie Blanton, E. L. Strand, Lon Jackson, Archie Lane, T. H. Fore, Ben Milikin, Allen Spradley, Ron Spradley, Flemming Manning, W. L. Reddick, E. E. Morris, Dan Street, Robert Warren, Mayo Cooksey, George Ware, Clinton Crosby, Vaughn Carter, John Tyre, C. A. Shanklin, A. E. Fenn, Bud Herrin, A. A. Sharpe and O. K. Yeomans. Interment was in the Bethlehem Cemetery under the direction of NeSmith-Harrison Funeral Home.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, March 1, 1962.
John H. Westberry Buried Saturday. John H. Westberry, 84, died early Thursday morning, February 22, 1962 at his home after a short illness. A native of Wayne County, he was a retired naval stores operator and farmer. He was a former County Commissioner, a former member of the Wayne County Democratic Executive Committee and a former member of the Board of Trustees of the old Madray Springs Chool. He was a charter member of the Piney Grove Church of God. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Miriam Clary Westberry, Odum; three daughters, Mrs. Velma Moody, Alma, Mrs. Eileen Dent, Jesup, and Mrs. Lawana Horton of Brunswick; six sons, W. Bryant Wasterry, Sr., Jesup, Leon G. Westberry, Estill, S. C., Bilbert F. Westberry, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Earl F. Westberry, Stewart, Fla, John W. Westberry, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Harry Westberry of Odum; 30 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) Saturday, September 25, 1965.
WESTBERRY, Caleb Madison Westberry, Sr. 77 who lived in St. Mary's GA died at his home early September 24, 1965 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.
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 April 15, 1966 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, November 17, 1966.
Mrs. Clary Dies In California. Mrs. W. Tom Clary, a resident of Jesup for a long period of years, died Monday November 14, 1966 at her home at Yorba Linda, Cal., after a brief illness. Mrs. Clary was a member of Jesup First Methodist Church. She was a native of Rabun County. Burial was at Brea, Cal. Survivors include her husband, a son, W. T. Clary, and three grandchildren, Anne, Thomas and Ellen. All reside at Yorbo Linda.
V. R. JONES OF WAHNETA DIES (APRIL 1967)
Last rites for Vernon Robert Jones, 62, who died Tuesday at his home, 530 Avenue C, West, in Wahneta, were held Thursday at Wahneta Church of God with the pastor, the Rev. J. G. Williams, officiating, Crisp Funeral Home conducted obsequies at the Church of Christ Cemetery at Eagle Lake.
A native of Jesup, Ga., Mr. Jones moved to this area in 1925. He retired in 1966 as a welder for the Perkins Manufacturing Co. at Lake Alfred. He attended the Wahneta Church of God.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Annie T. Jones, Wahneta; two daughters, Mrs. Grace James, Miami, and Mrs. Thelma Bennett, Tampa; a sister, Mrs. Pearle Luthe, Lithia; two brothers, Alvin R. Jones, Jacksonville, and Norman Jones, Screven, Ga.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, July 20, 1967.
Mrs. Westberry Buried Tuesday. Mrs. Ronnie Westberry, 91, died early Monday morning July 17, 1967 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 24, 1967.
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, February 22, 1968.
C. L. Westberry Died Tuesday. Carey Lester Westberry, 77, of Route 3, Jesup, died early Tuesday night February 20, 1968 in the Wayne Memorial Hospital after a long illness. The Wayne County native was a retired farmer. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Walter Irwin of Miami, Mrs. Mildred Tier of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Mrs. Leary Grice of Fort Lauderdale and Mrs. I. S. Smith, Jr. of Reidsville; three sons, H. L. Westberry of Oakland Park, Florida, J. D. Westberry of Pompano Beach, Florida, Lamar Westberry of Fort Lauderdale; three sisters, Mrs. Nora Herrin of Brunswick, Mrs. L. M. Wetherington of Jacksonville, Mrs. Vallie Griffis of Screven; two brothers, Fred Westberry of Texas, Ollie Westberry of Palm Harbor, Florida; seven grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday from the Rinehart & Sons funeral Home Chapel with Rev. M. B. Norris officiating. Interment was in the Piney Grove Cemetery. Active pallbearers were nephews. The Rinehart & sons funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
*The Jesup Sentinel, August 29, 1968.
Owen E. Clary Former Resident Buried Monday. Owen E. Clary, 61, died Friday, August 23,1968 suddenly at his home in Ocala, Florida. He was the son of the late Joshua J. and Abbie Nichols Clary of Screven. He spent his early life as a resident of Screven and Wayne County and had been a resident of Ocala for the past 20 years. He was a member of the Screven Masonic Lodge and was one of the organizers of several unchartered Masonic Lodges on the Pacific Islands. He served as a "See-Bee" during World War II and was assigned to the Marines for combat duty. He is survived by his wife, Myrtle Louns Clary of Ocala; two sisters, Mrs. H. A. Thornton of Decatur and Mrs. Gertrude C. Ladlow of Miami; two brothers, William A. Clary of Screven and Andrew J. Clary of Jacksonville and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Monday, august 26th at 10 a.m. in the chapel of Hiers Funeral Home in Ocala.
Buried at Screven City Cemetery.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, November 28, 1968.
Former Resident H. A. Thornton Buried Saturday. Hollister A. Thornton, Sr., 76, died Thursday afternoon November 21, 1968 in the Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta after a short illness. The Wayne county native had lived in Decatur for the past thirty-four years. He was a retired railroad mail clerk and a Primitive Baptist. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Ivey Griffis officiating. Mr. Thornton is survived by his wife, Mrs. Fannie Clary Thornton of Decatur; a daughter, Mr. W. W. Orr of Macon; two sons, Dr. H. A. Thornton of Greensboro and Stanley C. Thornton of Tucker; 12 grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Lightsey and Mrs. Doris Thornton Reddish of Screven and Mrs. Lucille Whitted of Jacksonville, Fla. Active pallbearers were Delvis Lightsey, Durell Lightsey, Clinton Mikell, Eddie Whitted, Ronald Reddish and H. C. Barrow. Honorary pallbearers were Charlie Thornton, Dewey Thornton, Julian Thornton, a. M. Mikell, J. L. Mikell, Raymond Griffis, Vernon Thornton, Barney Griffis, Alma Thornton and Odell Thornton. Burial was in the Big Creek Cemetery under the direction of the NeSmith-Harrison Funeral Home.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, January 30, 1969.
Mrs. Mary Westberry Buried Friday. Mrs. Mary Ann Pye Westberry, 78, died at her residence Wednesday after a short illness. She was a lifelong resident of Wayne County and a member of the New Hope Free Will Baptist Church. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Tommie Reddish and Mrs. Rochell Davis, both of Jesup, Mrs. Paul Rode of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. and Mrs. W. S. Lanier of Moultrie; five sons, Nelson Westberry of Surrency, Melvin Westberry of Jesup, Clayton and R. D. Westberry, both of Odum and Cecil Westberry of Ft. Lauderdale; 38 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; six sisters, Miss Laura Pye, Mrs. Ed Reddish, Mrs. Barney Brannen and Mrs. Cliff Anderson, all of Jesup, Mrs. Walter E. Ogden and Mrs. Coy Murray, both of Odum; two brothers, Millard and Wilton Pye, both of Jesup. Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the New Hope Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Wilford Hardin and rev. William H. Daughtry officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons. Burial was in the New Hope Cemetery under the direction of the NeSmith-Harrison Funeral Home.
Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) Saturday, February 1, 1969
WESTBERRY- Richard C. Westberry, 72, of 1336 St. Johns Bluff Rd., died Thursday February 01, 1969 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, January 15, 1970.
Dr. Joe D. Clary of Lakeland, Florida died Saturday January 10, 1970 in the Lakeland General Hospital after a long illness. The Wayne County native had been a resident of Lakeland for 14 years. He was a member of the Lakeland United Methodist Church and the Lakeland Rotary Club. He was a former professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and was retired as the manager of Research and Development for the W. R. Grace Company of Bartow, Florida. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Kathleen Shedd Clary of Lakeland; two sons, Joseph Richard Clary of Tallahassee and Warren George Clary of Lakeland; two sisters, Mrs. P. H. Liles of Odum, Mrs. B. W. Arnett of Hortense; four brothers, W. T. Clary of Yorba Linda, Calif., Dr. George Clary of St. Simons Island, Roy Clary of Winter Haven, Fla. and Clarence Clary of Rincon. Graveside funeral services were held 11 a.m. Tuesday from the Jesup City Cemetery with Rev. David Blalock officiating. Active pallbearers were James Knight, Ernest Knight, Howard Morris, Gerald Arnett, Roy Bagley and Troy Nichols, Jr. The Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, April 23, 1970.
Earl Roy Westberry, 57, died early Monday morning April 20, 1970 in the Veteran's Administration Hospital in Dublin after an extended illness. The Wayne County native was a former resident of Fort Pierce, Florida. He was a retired carpenter and a veteran of World War II. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Piney Grove Church of God with the Rev. A. L. Coleman, the Rev. Doyle Burgess, and the Rev. Alvin Graham officiating. Mr. Westberry is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Sandra Brown of Palm Springs, Florida; a son, Walter Westberry of Palm Springs; his mother, Mrs. John H. Westberry of Odum; three sisters, Mrs. Velma Moody of Alma, Mrs. Eileen Dent of Odum and Mrs. Lawanna Horton of Birmingham, Alabama; five brothers, W. Bryant Westberry of Jesup, Leon Westberry of Estell, South Carolina, Gilbert Westberry and J. W. Westberry of Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Harry Westberry of Odum and three grandchildren. Pallbearers were nephews. Burial was in the Bethel Methodist Church Cemetery in Appling County under the direction of the NeSmith-Harrison Funeral Home.
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, May 7, 1970.
Mrs. Stella Wiggins Griffis, 50, of Rt. 3, Jesup died Tuesday morning May 05, 1970 in the Wayne Memorial Hospital after a long illness. The Toombs County native had been a resident of Wayne County for 48 years. She was a member of the Altamaha Baptist Church. Survivors are her husband Alton (Sport) Griffis of Jesup; five daughters, Mrs. Margie E. Griner, Mrs. Jean W. Samples, Mrs. Opal G. Groover, Mrs. Melba G. Wilkerson and Miss Sharon Griffis all of Jesup; four sons, Alford D. Elliott, Ronald E. Griffis, David C. Griffis, and Roger A. Griffis all of Jesup; her mother, Mrs. Fannie E. Wiggins of Lake City, Fla.; four sisters, Mrs. Marie Chrysler of Jesup, Mrs. Bertis Laulainen of Long View, Washington, Mrs. Mildred Freeman of Lake City, Fla., Mrs. Jeanette Parrish of Jacksonville, Fla.; three brothers, Romie Wiggins of Jesup, Lenton Wiggins of Savannah, Aubrey Wiggins of Cincinnati, Ohio and 11 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 3 p.m. Thursday from the Altamaha Baptist Church with Rev. Doyle Burgess and Rev. Cecil Wheeler officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Gene Wiggins, Junior Wiggins, Gary Wiggins, Charles Chrysler, Ed Wiggins, Jack Groover. Honorary pallbearers will be Escol Wilkerson, A. V. Grantham, Marvin Anderson, Bill Blanton, Jerry Warren, Donald Miller, Edward Miller, Earl Martin, Dr. R. A. Moody, Cameron Crummey, Aaron Copeland, Cecil Purcell, Pat Lyles, Sidney Blanton, David Tyre, Layton Griffis, Clyde Cameron, Dan Cameron, Bill Elliott, Crate Elliott, Stokes Albritton, Harmon Edenfield, Dennis Herrin, Talmadge Ogden, Milton Ogden, Jimmy Fields, Curtis Blanton and Earl Purcell. The Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, September 10, 1970.
Mrs. Delia Griffis Clary, 79, of Rt. 2, Jesup, died Thursday night September 3, 1970 at her residence after a long illness. She was a native of Wayne County. Survivors are her husband, Willis C. Clary of Jesup; a daughter, Mrs. Ina Mae Cribbs of Jacksonville, Fla.; three sons, W. M. Clary of Miami, Fla., Woodrow Wilson Clary and Edward Clary of Jacksonville, Fla.; 6 sisters, Mrs. Lena Rabun, Mrs. Lou Hillard, Mrs. Lottie Poppell of Jesup, Mrs. Cleo Osbon of Daytona Beach, Fla., Mrs. Gertrude Williams of Ft. Lauderdale,, Mrs. Pearl Edward of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, M. L. Griffis of Jesup and Marion Griffis of Jacksonville, Fla.; eleven grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held 4 p.m. Saturday from the Spring Grove Freewill Baptist Church with Rev. Harris B. Nix and Rev. Cecil Wheeler officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers were nephews, William Griffis, James Fulton, Glenn Griffis, Revis Clary, Julian Griffis and Harry Westberry. The Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of the arrangements.
Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) Thursday, December 31, 1970.
JACKSON-Mrs. Anne Westberry Jackson, 60, of 8442 Brookmont Ave. S. passed away Tuesday evening December 29, 1970 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, January 7, 1971.
Linton S. Reddish, 85, died Monday January 4, 1971 in the Wayne Memorial Hospital after a short illness. The Wayne County native had lived in Appling County for the past five years. He was a retired carpenter and brick mason. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday in the Big Creek Primitive Baptist Church with Elder Earlish Lightsey officiating. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Alma Harvey and Mrs. Amy Sandow both of Waycross and Mrs. Avie Olliff of Screven; four sons, W. Gordon Reddish of Waycross, George Stafford Reddish of Jacksonville, Florida, Roy K. Reddish of Screven, and Linton S. Reddish, Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida; a sister, Mrs. Ethel Bennett of Darien; a brother, Pierce Reddish of Odum; 15 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were grandsons. Burial was in the Church Cemetery under the direction of the NeSmith-Harrison Funeral Home.
--Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), Monday, April 24, 1972.
WESTBERRY -- Harry W. Westberry, 64, of 152 Tallulah Ave., died Saturday April 22, 1972. 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, October 26, 1972.
Mrs. Maude Harper Bennett, 85, of 157 Myrtle Avenue, Jesup, died Monday October 23, 1972 in the Wayne Memorial Hospital after a long illness. The Wayne County native was a member of the Little Creek Baptist Church and was the widow of Richard Bennett. Survivors are four daughters, Mrs. Leona Sims of Jeffersonville, Mrs. Pert Priester, Mrs. Ruth Horton and Mrs. Jeannett Moody, all of Jesup; four sons, Stetson F. Bennett, Sr., Raybon Bennett, Edwin Bennett and Gerald Bennett all of Jesup; two sisters, Mrs. Iva Bennett of Brunswick, Mrs. Nora Rogers of Miami, Fla.; two brothers, Eddie Harper and Virgil Harper, both of Jesup, 35 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held 3 p.m. Wednesday from the Little Creek Baptist Church with Rev. Alvin Gill, Rev. Frank Cason and Rev. W. L. Barwick officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Active and honorary pallbearers were grandsons. Active pallbearers were: Reppard Bennett, Jordan Sims, Berry Priester, Kim Bennett, Ricky Bennett and Wade Moody. The Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
July 29, 1973
Mrs. Mary Ann Westberry, 69, died Sunday 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.
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 (Jacksonville), Friday, September 27, 1974.
*Florida Times Union, Saturday, February 21, 1976.
WESTBERRY - Mrs. Lucy Greer Westberry, 73, of 645 Luna Court, died Thursday February 19, 1976 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.
WESTBERRY -- Mr. David Monroe Westberry Sr. of 6934 Perry St. passed away Tuesday May 09, 1978. 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.
--Florida Times-Union (Jacksonville), Wednesday, May 10, 1978.
Nathaniel Lester Teston, 76, of Rt. 4, Jesup, died Thursday, January 04, 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. May 14, 1979 Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Mae Westberry, 83, of St. Marys were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 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 November 16, 1982 . 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.
Waycross Journal-Herald, Thursday, July 12, 1984:
JESUP--Mrs. Ernie Ray Westberry, 66, mother of Mrs. Linda Strickland of Waycross, died Tuesday July 10, 1984 at Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup after a long illness.
Funeral is today at 4 p.m. at Little Creek Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery under the direction of Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup.
She is also survived by her husband, Verdon Westberry, Jesup; a son, John Silva, Twin City; two sisters, Mrs. Ione Carter and Mrs. Claudine Crosby, both of Jesup; four grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
Bryant L. Westberry, Jesup, Ga., died yesterday April 04, 1993 at Wayne Memorial Hospital, Jesup, after a short illness. The Brantley County, Ga., native lived in Jesup most of his life. He was the owner and operator of Superior Body Shop and of South Georgia Septic Tank Service, a member of the First Freewill Baptist Church, Jesup, and the Jesup Masonic Lodge 112. Survivors include his wife, Annette; a son, John, Jesup; two daughters, Pam Powell, Valdosta, Ga. and Tammy Burroughs, Jonesboro, Ga.; two brothers, Donald, Savannah, Ga. and Wyman, St. Marys, Ga.; six sisters, Gwen Collins, Florence, S.C., Grace Smith, St. Marys, Elizabeth Meehan, San Jose, Calif., Hilda Westberry, Jacksonville, Beverly Leaphart, Jesup and Brenda Smith Charleston, S.C.; and two grandchildren. Services will be at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the church, with burial in the Jesup City Cemetery. Gordon-Harrison Funeral Home, Jesup, is in charge.
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 October 02, 1994 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.

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.
Lulu Inez Crosby Westberry, 69, a native of Wayne Co., Ga., and resident of Houma, La., died at 5:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, 1997.
For information about funeral arrangements call Gordon-Harrison Funeral Home in Jesup, Ga., at 1(912) 427-3721.
She is survived by her husband, Ernest Jerrad Westberry of Jesup; three sons, Ernie and Keith Westberry, both of Jesup, and Fred Westberry of Atlanta; one daughter, Mrs. Ken (Karen) O'Neal of Houma; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Edmund and Claudia Knight Crosby; and 13 brothers and sisters.
She was a retired certified nursing assistant.
JESUP - Verdon Westberry, 67, died June 7, 1998.
He was born in Wayne County and was a retired employee of Walker LP Gas and Concrete Co. He was the widower of Ernie Westberry.
SURVIVORS: a daughter and son-in-law, Linda S. and Jimmy Strickland of Waycross; a son, John Silva of Ludowici; his mother, Dellie W. Westberry of Jesup; a sister, Aline Vaughn of Jesup; three brothers, Thomas and Avery Westberry, both of Jesup, and Lonnie Westberry of Odum; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
*Velma Westberry Moody, 89, died Feb. 10, 1999 at Bacon County Hospital. She was a native of Wayne County. She taught school in Wayne County and was school cafeteria supervisor in Varnville, S.C. She then resided several years in Fort White, Fla., before moving to Alma 54 years ago. She was active in community affairs and had operated the Sewing House. She was a member of Alma Church of God and taught Sunday school for more than 35 years. SURVIVORS: her husband, Leonard Burton Moody of Alma; a son, L. Bryson Moody of Alma; two daughters, Voncile Kight of Springfield and Mariam Williams of Alma; a brother, Harry Westberry of Odom; two sisters, Eileen W. Dent of Odom and Lawanna W. Horton of Birmingham, Ala.; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. VISITATION: 5-8 p.m. today at Deen-Jackson Funeral Home in Alma. FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Friday at Alma Church of God, burial in Rose Hill Cemetery. REMEMBRANCES: Alma Church of God, Building Fund, Tenth Street, Alma, GA 31510.
JASPER, Ala. -- James Robert Lane, 46, died May 12, 1999 at home.
He was born in West Palm Beach, Fla., and was a member of Bethel Assembly of God. He was a retired coal miner.
SURVIVORS: his wife, Kathryn Westberry Lane of Jasper; two sons, Robert Melvin Lane of Jasper and James Paul Lane of Louisville, Miss.; a sister, Mary Ethel West of Jasper; two brothers, Joseph Alvin Lane of Jasper and B.H. Lane Jr. of Lake City, Fla.; two grandchildren, Ryan Lane of Jasper and Quinton Lane of Louisville; and several nieces and nephews.
VISITATION: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Jesup.
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Saturday at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church, burial in New Hope Cemetery.
Collins-Burke Funeral Home, Jasper.

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.
JESUP -- W.S. Lanier, 87, died Jan. 29, 2000 at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
He was a native of Bulloch County but lived in Wayne County the past 50 years. He was a member of New Hope Freewill Baptist Church, an Army veteran of World War II and a retired railroad construction consultant.
SURVIVORS: his wife, Vivian Westberry Lanier of Jesup; four sisters, Claudia Wilkerson Clements of Valdosta, Willa Dean Kiser of Hahira, Clarice Proctor Mullis of MacClenny, Fla., and Kitty Jean Brannen of Statesboro; and several nieces and nephews.
FUNERAL: 3 p.m. today at Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home, burial in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery with military honors.
JESUP -- Auzzie Jay Westberry, 49, died May 15, 2000 at home.
He was a native of Broward County, Fla., and lived in Wayne County most of his life. He was employed by RWP Services of Jesup and was an avid gardener.
SURVIVORS: twin daughters, Christy Roberts and Misty Smith, both of Monticello; his parents, Harry and Mildred Westberry of Odum; a sister, Harriett Cooper of Jesup; three brothers, Glenn Westberry, Allen Westberry and Mark Westberry, all of Odum; and several nieces and nephews.
FUNERAL: 11 a.m. Friday at Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home, burial in Piney Grove Cemetery.

GRIFFIN -- Dorval R. Westberry died June 8, 2000 at Spalding Regional Hospital.
He was born in Surrency and was an Army veteran.
SURVIVORS: his wife, Jean Westberry; a daughter, Lisa Westberry; a son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Sherry Westberry of Baxley; his mother, Lula D. Westberry of Baxley; a brother and sister-in-law, Duane and Margaret Westberry; a sister and brother-in-law, Genevieve and Clarence Fotenot; a niece, a nephew and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. Sunday at Swain Funeral Home in Baxley, burial in Bethel United Methodist Church Cemetery in Surrency.
Royal Dean (Bud) Westberry, 82, of Odum died Monday, Sept. 2, 2002, at his residence after an extended illness. The Wayne County native was a member and deacon of New Hope Free Will Baptist Church, a member of the Jesup Masonic Lodge No. 112, F.&A.M. and was maintenance superintendent of the Wayne County Courthouse. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors are a daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Gary Bennett of Lakeland, Fla.; a son and daughter-in-law, Deen and Cheryl Westberry of Jesup; four sisters, Vivian Lanier, Fronnie Davis, George Reddish, all of Jesup, Alma Rode of Beverly Hills, Fla; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. (today) Wednesday, Sept. 4, from New Hope Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Horne, the Rev. Billy Livesay and Gleason Copeland officiating. Interment will be in the New Hope Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Calbert Westberry, Roy Davis, Quinn Collins Jr., Royal Westberry, Duane Westberry, Lindsay Jones, Earl Purcell and Tommy Sharpe. Honorary pallbearers will be deacons of the New Hope Free Will Baptist Church, Wayne County Courthouse employees and members of the Jesup Masonic lodge No. 112, F. & A.M. Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday from the funeral home. Mr. Westberry will be placed in the church at 2 p.m. Wednesday to lie in state. Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
Fred Vincent Westberry, 51, passed away Dec. 30, 2002 at N. Fulton Regional Hospital after a short battle with cancer. The Roswell, Ga., lawyer had fought courageously for his life. His efforts and contributions on behalf of others who needed legal services have touched many lives. Outside of the field of law, his passion was his musical talent. He enjoyed playing most instruments but was best known for his style on the saxophone. His most recent band and extended family call themselves “Rats In the Attic.” Fred was preceded in death by his mother, Inez Westberry, and is survived by his father, Ernest Westberry of Jesup; his sister, Karen O’Neal of Oklahoma; brothers Keith and Ernie Westberry as well as several nieces and nephews. Also, he is survived by his fiance, Lisa Harkins. A celebration of Fred’s life was held in Helen on Jan. 4. Thomas Funeral Home of Calhoun, Ga. was in charge of arrangements.
Bonita Westberry "Bonnie" Carstens of Gainesville died Friday January 03, 2003 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.
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. Johnston, 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.
The Press Sentinel, Wednesday, August 20, 2003.
Rochell B. Davis, 82, of Jesup died Aug. 15, 2003, in the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Savannah after an extended illness. The Wayne County native was a member of Jesup First Baptist Church and a U.S. Army veteran. He served in the Southwest Pacific during World War II. He was a retired volunteer fireman, a volunteer deputy sheriff and a member of the Masonic Lodge No. 112 F&A.M. He was a past president of the Jesup Shrine Club, where he co-founded the Jesup Shrine Club Motorcycle Unit. He was also the owner and operator of the Downtown Service Station for 27 years. He was the co-owner of Jesup Furniture Outlet and was an avid fisherman. Survivors are his wife of 55 years, Fronnie Westberry Davis of Jesup; two sons and daughters-in-law, Roy and Janie Davis of Jesup and Don and Kim Davis of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; a daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Ben Evans of Perry; four grandchildren and spouses, Brant and Ashley Davis of St. Simons Island, Jake and Jessica Davis of Jesup, Davis Evans of Perry and Lindsey Godfrey of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; a great-grandchild, Taylor Anne Davis of St. Simons Island; two brothers, Emory B. Davis of Jesup and Grady B. Davis of Jacksonville, Fla.; a sister, Nell D. Goode of Valdosta; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Aug. 18 from the Jesup First Baptist Church with Dr. Felix Haynes and the Rev. Tim Horne officiating. Interment was in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Brant Davis, Jake Davis, Davis Evans, Jerry Davis, Joe Davis, Gene Lyons, Earl Yeomans and Rick Hastings. Honorary pallbearers were all nieces and nephews. Memorials may be made to the Jesup Chapter of the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 464, Jesup, GA, 31598, or the Jesup First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1115, Jesup, GA, 31598. Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements.
Feb 5, 2004
Nina Viola Sloan, 87, of Hortense, passed away Monday afternoon January 26, 2004 at her residence following an extended illness. She was preceded in death by her husband, Potter Sloan, and was a founding member of the Hortense Church of God of Prophecy and was well known throughout Southeast Georgia for her love of music and played the piano in many churches.
A native of Glynn County, she was the daughter of the late M.C. Jones and Ida Westberry Jones and was an original member of the gospel group, the “Gospelettes.”
Survivors include three daughters, Betty Townsend, Inez Hearn and June Faye Lee, all of Hortense; also surviving are three grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from the Hortense Church of God of Prophecy with the Rev. Lamar Lee, Rev. W.C. Beasley and Rev. Matthew McEachern officiating. Burial followed in the family plot in Hortense Cemetery.
The Joel Chambless Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.

The Press Sentinel, Sunday, March 14, 2004.
Inez G. Miller, 91, of Jesup died March 12, 2004, in Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center. The Wayne County native was a member of Piney Grove Church of God. Survivors are her husband of 70 years, Barney F. Miller of Jesup; a daughter, Bobby Martin of Jesup; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Don and Jackie Miller and Edward “Edd” Miller, all of Jesup; a sister, Iris Poindexter of Waverly; a brother and sister-in-law, Herman and Peggy Griffis of Jacksonville, Fla.; six grandchildren, Beverly M. Westberry, Nancy Martin, Tonya Delorum, Eddie Miller Jr., DeeDee Gray and Sabrina Collins; five great-grandchildren, Miki Deal Thomaston, Chad Deal, Kaylie Delorum, Tyler Delorum and Tyler Gray; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from the Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. George Moxley and the Rev. Willis Herrin officiating. Interment will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Chad Collins, Dr. Matt Gray, Jodi Thomaston, Bill Schuttler, Kermit Buie and Lonnie Westberry. Honorary pallbearers will be Roger and Peggy O’Quinn, Jim Westberry, Jeff Hires, Gene Hires, Edward and Ann Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sullivan, Patsy and Buddy Aspinwall, Thad Bracken, Lindel Hires, Doug Daniel, Winton and Joan Westberry, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Harper, Betty Perkins, Hospice of South Georgia Inc. and employees of Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center. Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Georgia Inc., 1249 S. First St., Jesup, GA 31545. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Sunday) from the funeral home. Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
Lula Westberry, 82, of Surrency died Monday, March 29, 2004 in Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Jesup after an extended illness. A lifelong resident of Appling County, she was a member of Bethel United Methodist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nelson Westberry, and her son, Dorval Westberry. Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Duane and Margaret Westberry of Surrency; a daughter and son-in-law, Genevieve and Clarence Fontenot of Lake Charles, La.; a daughter-in-law, Jean Westberry of Griffin; and four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Funeral services were April 1 at Bethel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Julian Tucker and the Rev. Ralph Devereaux officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers were Olvid Devereaux, Dean Westberry, Royal Westberry, Omen Westberry, Paschol Pearce, Mark Tomberlin, Jasper Tomberlin and Howard Tomberlin. Honorary pallbearers were the staff of Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center, the Bethel Sunday school class, Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Tomberlin and Hazel Thomann. Swain Funeral Home in Baxley was in charge of arrangements.
Harry T. Westberry, 82, of Odum, died Wednesday, June 30, 2004, at his residence. The Wayne County native was a member of Piney Grove Church of God and a retired builder and farmer. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of World War II. He was predeceased by a son, A.J. Westberry. Survivors are his wife of 62 years, Mildred Davis Westberry of Odum; a daughter and son-in-law, Harriett and Larry Cooper of Jesup; three sons and daughters-in-law, Allen and Phylis Westberry, Glenn Westberry, amd Mark Westberry all of Odum, two sisters, Eileen Dent of Odum, Lawanna Horton of Birmingham, Ala.; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Funeral Services were held Friday from the Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Jimmy Lord and Rev. Stanley Todd officiating. Interment was in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Lamar Dent, Bryson Moody, Wyman Westberry, Jason Cooper, Brian Westberry and Brent Westberry. Memorials may be made to Hospice: 1249 S. First Street, Jesup, Ga., 31545. The Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Lawanna Westberry Horton, 77, passed away Oct. 23, 2004, after a long battle with cancer. She was born Dec. 13, 1926, in Odum to John and Miriam Westberry. She worked at Oxmoor House Book Division of Southern Progress Company, from which she retired in 1990. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Birmingham, where she was active in the Friendship Sunday school class. She also enjoyed her neighborhood garden club. The youngest of nine children, she was preceded in death by her sister Velma Westberry Moody; her six brothers, Bryant Westberry, Leon Westberry, Gilbert Westberry, Earl Westberry, John W. Westberry and Harry Westberry; her niece, Voncile Moody Kight; and her nephews, Bryant Westberry, Bill Westberry and A.J. Westberry. She has been the wife of Kenneth Bryan Horton for almost 57 years and the mother of Dr. Susan Horton Eiland of Birmingham, Ala., and Kenneth Roy Horton of Thomasville. She is also survived by her son-in-law, Dr. C. Morgan Eiland; three grandchildren, Susanna Horton Eiland of Boston, Mass., Morgan Bryan Eiland of Birmingham, Ala., and Forrest Cole Horton of Thomasville; her sister, Eileen Westberry Dent of Odum; and 25 nieces and nephews. A memorial service was held Oct. 26 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. Burial will take place today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Piney Grove Cemetery in Odum. Horton requested that anyone wishing to give a memorial consider the World Hunger Fund of the First Baptist Church, 2209 Lakeshore Blvd., Birmingham, AL 35209, or the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, PanCAN, 2221 Rosecrans Ave., Suite 131, El Segundo, CA 90245. Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of arrangements.
Calbert J. Westberry, 55, died Monday, Nov. 29, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. The Wayne County native had lived most of his life in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. prior to retiring in Odum four years ago. He was a surveyor and computer analyst with Broward County City Government, and a U. S. Army veteran and recipient of the Purple Heart with “Charlie company” of the Vietnam era. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 221 of Broward County, Fla. and shriner. He was predeceased by his father, Cecil James Westberry. Survivors are his mother, Helen K. Westberry of Odum, three brothers, Durand Henry Westberry and Robert Lee Wesberry, both of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., and Clayton Ernest Westberry of Odum; and a niece, Melissa Ann Westberry of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at New Hope Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. Tim Horne officiating. Interment will be in New Hope Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be: Alvin Westberry, Buck Bishop, Ernie Bowen and Dean Westberry. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. tonight (Wednesday) at the funeral home. Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.
From the TACO Times January 26, 2005 (Perry, Taylor County, Florida)
John James Cutrer Sr., 74, died Jan. 23, 2005
Mr. CUTRER was a native of Foley and a lifelong resident of Perry. He was the son of the late James Floyd CUTRER and Jennie THOMPSON Cutrer. A graduate of Florida State University, he was a member of Southside Baptist Church, Perry Elks Club, Perry Masonic Lodge, Marzuq Shrine Club, Marzuq Motorcycle Escort, Rambling Renegades and Seminolde Radio Control Club. He retired after 37 years from Proctor and Gamble as a manager.
Survivors include: his wife of 52 years, Shirley WESTBERRY Cutrer of Perry; one son John James Cutrer Jr. of Lake Talquin; two sisters-in-law, Barbara BLACKMON of Sumter, SC and Pat FIELD of Tallahassee; one grandson; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by a sister, Thelma REDDICK of Thomaston, GA.
Funeral services will be held today, January 26, at 2 p.m. at Southside Baptist Church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Marzuq Shriner's Transportation Fund, P.O. Box 37130, Tallahassee, FL 32315.
Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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