The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, February 19, 1948.
Last Rites Held For Mrs. Westberry - February 17, 1948 Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Lila Westberry, who was said to be more than 100 years old, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at Piney Grove Methodist Church by Rev. James Bacon. Rinehart Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements. She was a native of Toombs County, but had lived in Wayne County for many years. Mrs. Westberry is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Sally Bell, and four grandchildren.


*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 03, 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.
Florida Times Union, July 7, 1951.
WESTBERRY- Mrs. Alma Mae Westberry, 46, of Route 2, Box 247E, Eastport, passed away at her home Friday morning July 06, 1951 after a long illness. She was a native of Jesup, Ga., and moved to Jacksonville 13 years ago. She is survived by her husband, Frank Westberry, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. Dent; four daughters, Mrs. Louise Dorsey, W. Va., Mrs. Willodean Kehs, Jacksonville, and Miss Louis and Miss Frankie Mae Westerrry, Jacksonville; three sisters, Mrs. C. B. Snow, Jacksonville, Mrs. Harry Wareing, Great Lakes, Ill. and Mrs. Artis Knight, Brunswick, Ga.; two brothers, Sidney Dent, Brunswick, and Joe E. Dent, Jacksonville; four grandchildren, Misses Pamela Jane and Linda Gale Kehs, James Carl Dorsey, Jr. and Michael Dean, Frank Dorsey. Funeral services will be held Sunday morning at 9:30 A.M. in her home, with the Rev. (?) Garrett, pastor of Jehovah’s Witnesses, officiating. Pallbearers will be A. L. Plymton, M. C. Carlson, K. Garrett, R. L. Anderson, C. B. Mathews and W. A. Beaubien. Interment will be in Friendship Cemetery, near Odum, Ga. Mrs. Westberry’s body will rest in her home from 11 o’clock this morning until the funeral hour. Key-McCabe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Florida Times Union, October 9, 1954.
WESTBERRY -Died October 07, 1954 Funeral services for Rannel L. Westberry of Rt. 9, Box 402, will be held today in Key-McCabe Funeral Chapel at 4 p.m. with the Rev. R. J. Johnson, pastor of Highland Baptist Church officiating. Active pallbearers will be David Berrier, Grant Devereaux, E. E. Martin, J. L. Dees, Wilton Devereaux and Dan Richardson; honorary , John Richardson, James Johnson, Mitchell Rudd, Shelton Morris, Elmore Stroud and Henry Mangum. Interment will be in Edgewood Cemetery. Mr. Westberry died Thursday in a local hospital after a short illness. He was from Wayne County, Georgia, moving to Jacksonville 36 years ago from Jesup, Ga. He was employed in the O & R department at the Naval Air Station. Mr. Westberry was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include his widow, Margaret, and three daughters, Mrs. C. B. McGuire and Mrs. Manuel Gonzalez and Miss Virginia Westberry; two sons, R. O. and C. O. Westberry, all of Jacksonville; two sisters, Mrs. Other John and Mrs. Mitchell Rudd, both of Reidsville, Ga.; three brothers, Dewey of Oceanway and Lawton and Leon Westberry of Reidsville, Ga. and 10 grandchildren. Key-McCabe Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Florida Times Union, December 8, 1954.
WESTBERRY- Frank Westberry, 62, of 3655 Brentwood Ave., died Monday morning December 06, 1954 at his home following a brief illness. A native of Wayne County, Ga., he came to Jacksonville 18 years ago from Brunswick, Ga. He was employed by the Fruit Growers Express as a car repairman. He is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Louise Dorsey of Chesapeake, W. Va., Mrs. Willie Jean Kehs and Miss Lucille Westberry of Jacksonville, and Mrs. Philip Ditrapani of Detroit, Mich., a sister, Mrs. George Andrews of Ludowici, Ga.; two brothers, Babe Westberry of Surrency, Ga., and Sim Westberry of Ludowici and 10 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Friendship Church near Odum, Ga. Interment will be in the Friendship Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Key-McCabe Funeral Home.
*The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, December 18, 1958.
Sim Westberry Of Long County, Buried On Sunday. Sim Westberry, age 72, passed away late Friday afternoon, December 12, 1958 following an extended illness. He was a native of Appling County, but had lived in Long County, since 1939. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jincy Teston Westberry of Ludowici; four daughters, Mrs. Narvel D. Davenport of Ft. Jackson, S.C., Mrs. H. T. Wiggins of Memphis, Tenn., Mrs. Willie Roberson and Mrs. Naomi Pate, both of Ludowici; eight sons, Albert Westberry of Ft. Bragg, N.C., Lankford Westberry of Ft. Benning, George W. Westberry of Clay, Eugene and Mack Westberry of Ludowici, Theo and Gordon Westberry of Hunter Air Force Base and Alvin Westberry of Ludowici; one sister, Mrs. Annie Anderson of Baxley; one brother, Babe Westberry of St. Simons, 20 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Ludowici with Rev. D. P. Wilcox and Rev. Henry Hodges officiating. Interment was in the Friendship Cemetery in Wayne County. Active pallbearers were Clyde Gordon, Tyron Shaw, B. H. Brady, Marion Howard, Jake Godfrey and Lambert Mobley. Honorary pallbearers were members of the Men’s Bible class of the First Baptist Church of Ludowici. Arrangements were in charge of Harrison-Hoyle Funeral Home.
Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) Sunday, October 4, 1959
WESTBERRY - Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Roberson Westberry, 62, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Key-McCabe Funeral Home with the Rev. A. A. Reppenhagen and the Rev. Lee Davidson officiating. Burial will be in Edgewood cemetery, under the direction of Key-McCabe Funeral Home. Mrs. Westberry of 7444 Berry Ave. died Friday October 2, 1959 in a local hospital. She was born in Appling County, Ga. And had lived in Jacksonville since 1925. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Alverna McGuire, Mrs. J. L. Dees, both of Jacksonville, and Mrs. Margaret Gonzalez of Pensacola; two sons, R. O. and C. O. Westberry, both of Jacksonville; four sisters, Mrs. Louise Mock of Waresboro, Ga., Mrs. Elmore Stroud of Baxley, Ga., Mrs. S. A. Morris of Augusta, Ga., and Mrs. Annie Taylor of Waycross, Ga., one brother, Watson Roberson of Baxley, and 10 grandchildren. Pallbearers will be, active, Wilton Devereaux, Leon Neal, Ray LeGrone, David Berrier, Wiley Groves and Walter Coppen; honorary, Grant Devereaux, Harry Brown and Henry Mangham.
*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 Sealey of Lakeland, Florida. NeSmith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Florida Times Union, March 14, 1960.
Waitress Killed In Plunge of Car - A 34-year old waitress was killed yesterday morning when her automobile hurtled about 100 feet through the air and crashed into a tree after leaving the Trout River Bridge on Main Street. Mrs. Louise H. Westberry of 1680 Stafford Rd. was dead on arrival at Duval Medical Center at 6:15 a.m. Mrs. Westberry’s death brought to eight the number of fatalities in the city this year and to 28 the total number of fatalities in the city and county. She was also the third person to die on the Trout River Bridge this year. City Patrolmen J. B. Gladden and E. W. Holt said Mrs. Westberry was traveling south on the bridge at a speed of approximately 55 m.p.h. when her car jumped the center dividing island and traveled 100 feet through the air before the top of the vehicle slammed into a tree of the east side of Main Street near the south end of the bridge, about 5:55 a.m. Officers said Mrs. Westberry’s husband, Charles O. Westberry, was following her car in another vehicle at the time of the accident. Mrs. Westberry was a native of Scarboro, Maine, and had lived in Jacksonville since 1936. She was a member of Berea Baptist Church. Survivors, in addition to her husband, include her mother, Mrs. Mildred Henry; a daughter, Miss Elizabeth L. Westberry; two sons, Charles O. and Lester A. Westberry; and two sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Kirkland and Mrs. Marjorie Lord, all of Jacksonville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Berea Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. R. D. Ingle, officiating. Interment will be in the Edgewood Cemetery.
WESTBERRY- Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Henry Westberry, 34, will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Berea Baptist Church, Ninth Street, at Phoenix Avenue, with the Rev. R. D. Ingle, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery, under the direction of Key-McCabe Funeral Home. Mrs. Westberry of 1680 Stafford Rd. died Sunday morning from injuries received in an auto accident. She was born in Scarboro, Maine, and had lived in Jacksonville since 1936. She was a member of the Berea Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Charles O. Westberry; her mother, Mrs. Mildred Henry; a daughter, Miss Elizabeth L. Westberry; two sons, Charles O. and Lester A. Westberry; two sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Kirkland and Mrs. Marjorie Lord, all of Jacksonville.
*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, 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.
*Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) Sunday, March 10, 1968
WESTBERRY- Charles D. Westberry, 68, of 237 Florida Ave., Oceanway, died at home Saturday March 09, 1968. Mr. Westberry was born in Odum, Ga., and had resided in Jacksonville since 1928. He was a member of the Oceanway Assembly of God. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Luella Westberry; 4 daughters, Mrs. Willa Mae Tomlinson, Mrs. Lucille Chaney, Mrs. Hilda French, and Mrs. LaVern Cook; 1 son, Dewey Lee Westberry; 2 sisters, Mrs. Effie Johnson, and Mrs. Carrie Rudd; 1 brother, Lawton Westberry; 17 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of Corey-Kerlin Funeral Home with Rev. L. E. Hallman officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Arnold and Markalee Tomlinson, Donald Chaney, Martin Satler, Verle Waddell, and Rudolph Loyd.
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, June 4, 1970.
Mrs. Leona "Tiny" Westberry Adams, 56, died Thursday May 05, 1970 in Holly Hill, Florida. The Wayne County native had lived in Ormond Beach, Florida for several years. Survivors are her husband, O. C. Adams of Ormond Beach; a son, Danny Randle of Ormond Beach; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Westberry of Odum; two sisters, Mrs. B. L. Hires and Mrs. Estelle Moreland both of Odum; three brothers, Lankford Westberry and Willie Westberry both of Jesup, and Lee Westberry of Jacksonville, Florida; four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday in Holly Hill, Florida.
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, March 2, 1972.
Mrs. Jincy Teston Westberry, 72, of Ludowici died Monday February 28, 1972 in the Wayne Memorial Hospital after a short illness. The Wayne County native had been a resident of Lucowici for 22 years. She was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church and the Ludowici Chapter 140, Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors are 4 daughters, Mrs. W. A. Roberson and Mrs. Trutlen Parker of Ludowici, Mrs. Narvel L. Davenport of Fayetteville, N.C., Mrs. Herbert T. Wiggins of Norfolk, Va., 8 sons, Albert Westberry of Sunnyvale, Calif., Theo Westberry of Olivhurst, Calif., Eugene Westberry of Pine Mountain, Ga., G. W. Westberry of Roberts, Ga., Lankford Westberry of Olathe, Kansas, Mack and Alvin Westberry, both of Ludowici and Gordon Westberry of New Orleans, La.; a sister, Mrs. S. A. Elliott of Odum; a brother; William Teston of Odum; 32 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. today (Thursday) from the Bethlehem Baptist Church with Elder Thomas Kelly and Rev. J. T. Hodges officiating. Interment will be in the Friendship Cemetery in Wayne County. Active pallbearers will be: Calvin Elliott, Hilton Oliver, Wilton Oliver, Woodrow Kelley, Sr., William E. Horton, Tommy Summers, Leslie Mitchum and Kenneth Wilkes. Members of the Order of the Eastern star will serve as honorary escort. The body will remain at the funeral home and will be placed in the church at 1 p.m. to lie in state until time for the services. The Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The Jesup Sentinel, Thursday, May 4, 1972.
Barnard L. Hires, 65, died Friday afternoon April 28, 1972 in the Rest-Awhile Nursing Home after an extended illness. The lifelong resident of Wayne County was a member of the Odum Baptist Church, a retired truck driver, a member of the Governors Staff and a former member of the Welfare Board. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the Odum Baptist Church with the Rev. Joe Boyette and the Rev. Don Green officiating. Mr. Hires is survived by his wife Mrs. Sadie Westberry Hires of Odum; a daughter, Mrs. Helen Geiger of Hawkinsville; a sister, Mrs. Richard Madray of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; two brothers, O. S. Hires of Darien and D. L. Hires of Lake Okeechobee, Florida; two half sisters, Mrs. Clifton Thornton and Mrs. S. A. Bennett both of Jesup; two half brothers, Cecil Hires of Jesup and Lamar Hires of Augusta; his stepmother, Mrs. Barney Griffis of Jesup; four grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. Pallbearers were nephews, Robie Hires, Herbert Madray, Fred Westberry, Wayne Westberry, Winton Westberry, Danny Randall and B. L. Hires. Honorary pallbearers were the Deacons and Men's Bible Class of the Odum Baptist Church and Dr. R. A. Pumpelly, Carey Brannen, Jack Cowart, Robert Osborne, Doug Daniel, E. H. Hires, Ernest Madray, Earl Morris, Roger O'Quinn, Barney Miller, Ben Pearce, Wyman Odum, Jim Aspinwall, L. A. Collins, Ralph Collins, Buddy Aspinwall, Lonnie Aldrich and Joe Martin and Elmer Collins. Burial was in the Odum City Cemetery under the direction of the NeSmith-Harrison Funeral Home.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) Wednesday, August 21, 1985
WESTBERRY- Ranell Orbon Westberry, 66, a native of Jesup, Ga., and a 60 year resident of Jacksonville, died Tuesday, August 20, 1985 in a local hospital. He was a member and Deacon of the St. John Park Baptist Church, a WWII Navy Veteran, and had retired from St. Regis Paper Company. Survivors include his wife, Ida Westberry; sons, Glenn, of Asheville, N.C. and Dallan (Dale) and Rannel, Jacksonville; sisters, Verna Baker, Margaret Gonzalez and Virginia Dorsey; brother, Charles Odis Westberry; and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Thursday 11 a.m. at St. John Park Baptist church, with Dr. Vernon F. Johns, officiating. Interment will be in Jacksonville Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Hardage-Giddens guardian Chapel, 729 S. Edgewood Ave.


Florida Times Union (Jacksonville) Tuesday, December 23, 1986
WESTBERRY- Graveside Funeral Services for Charles Odis Westberry, Sr., will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Evergreen Cemetery, with Richard Hayes officiating. Mr. Westberry, of Route No. 2, Box 1435, Callahan, died at his residence Sunday, December 22, 1986. Survivors are a daughter, Elizabeth Bullard; 2 sons, Lester and Odis Westberry, Jr.; 3 sisters, Alverna Baker, Virginia Dorsey and Margaret Gonzalez; daughter-in-law, Sue Westberry; and a brother-in-law, Manuel Gonzalez; and 12 grandchildren. George H. Hewell and son Northside Funeral Home in charge.
Funeral services for Dorothy Johnson, 58, of Crossville, who passed away Oct. 29, 1996, were conducted 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29 from the Crossville Memorial Chapel with interment at Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Tampa, Fla. Rev. Roland Smith officiated.
Mrs. Johnson was born Nov. 12, 1937 in Tampa, Fla. She was a retired school teacher and a member of Central Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Johnson of Crossville; parents, James and Mertice Wester Westberry of Crossville; daughters, Laura Gicker of Tampa, Fla., Kimberly Simpson of Waycross, Ga., Shaun Burgess of Middlesburg, Fla.; and sons, Phillip Johnson of Crossville and Lawrence E. Johnson, Jr., of Clarksville.
Memorials should be made to Central Baptist Church Building Fund.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


Funeral services for James C. Westberry, 86, of Crossville, and formerly of Tampa, Fla., who passed away June 15, 1997, will be held at 11 a.m., June 19, at the East Chelsea Baptist Church in Tampa, Fla., with burial in the Garden of Memory Cemetery in Tampa, Fla.
He was born Dec. 10, 1910 in Vidalia, Ga., the son of George W. and Daisy New Westberry. Mr. Westberry was a retired machinist, having spent 50 years with the Atlantic Coast Railroad. He was a member of the East Chelsea Baptist Church for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Mertice Westberry of Crossville; daughter, Virginia Freeman of Crossville; son-in-law, Lawrence Johnson of Crossville; seven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Dorothy Johnson. Grandsons and nephews will serve as pallbearers.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Crossville Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
JESUP -- William Grover "Bud" Moreland, 78, died Aug. 24, 1998 at Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born in Wayne County and was a longtime resident of Miami. He retired from Batch Air Inc. of Miami as a test cell operator and was an Army veteran of World War II.
SURVIVORS: his wife, Estelle Westberry Moreland of Jesup; a daughter, Vicki Landon of Jesup; a son, Ben Moreland of Cooper City, Fla.; a sister, Naomi Trout of Hawthorne, Fla.; five brothers, Ernest Moreland of Colonels Island, Harold Moreland of Richmond, Va., Albert Moreland of Glenwood, Fla., Billy Moreland of Clearwater, Fla., and Earl M. Moreland of Gainesville, Fla.; three grandchildren, a great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
*JoAnn Westberry, 63, died March 3, 1999 at Southeast Georgia Regional Medical Center. She lived in Glynn County 40 years and was a member of Pine Haven Baptist Church. SURVIVORS: her husband, Dewey L. Westberry of Brunswick; two daughters, Pam Humphrey and Sonja Pope, both of Brunswick; a brother, F.C. McNabb of West Green; two sisters, Kellah Spivey and Mary Helen, both of Douglas; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. FUNERAL: 10 a.m. today at Edo Miller & Sons Funeral Home in Brunswick, burial in Palmetto Cemetery.
LUDOWICI -- Edith Westberry Roberson, 74, died April 3, 1999 at Wayne Memorial Hospital.
She was a native of Wayne County and lived in Long County most of her life. She was a member of Ludowici First Baptist Church, Berean Sunday School Class and the Order of the Eastern Star and a past Worthy Matron of Ludowici Chapter No. 140, O.E.S.
SURVIVORS: her husband, W. Arthur Roberson of Ludowici; two daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Gary Swindell and Georgina and Allan Grippe, all of Ludowici; a son, Charles Roberson of Brunswick; three sisters, Naomi Parker and Josie Wiggins, both of Ludowici, and Amber DeLoach of Marianna, Fla.; four brothers, Gordon Westberry of Brunswick, Alvin Westberry of Richmond, Va., A.W. Westberry of Oglethorpe and Eugene Westberry of LaGrange; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
VIDALIA -- Knighten Wesberry, 79, died July 19, 1999 at Fairview Park Hospital in Dublin.
He was a lifelong resident of Toombs County, a retired logger and a Baptist.
SURVIVORS: his wife, Jessie Mae Wesberry of Vidalia; a stepson, Jerry Vaughn of Vidalia; four stepdaughters, Brenda Burke, Darlene Willis and Dianne Vaughn, all of Vidalia, and Maxine Massey of Soperton; a brother, Rabon Wesberry of Lyons; and a sister, Martha Simmons of Myrtle Beach, S.C.
FUNERAL: 4 p.m. today at Ronnie L. Stewart & Son Funeral Service in Vidalia, burial in Lyons City Cemetery in Lyons.
Thomas "Tommy" Westberry, 51, of Roberta died Tuesday, August 10, 1999.
Born in Darmstadt, Germany, he had lived in Crawford County most of his life.
He worked at Charley's Auto and was a member of Walker's Chapel Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Carolyn Moncrief Westberry; children, Chris M. Westberry and Lisa L. Westberry, all of Roberta; father, George Westberry of Oglethorpe, and sisters and brothers, Mary Alice Land, Charles Westberry, George "Buck" Westberry and James Westberry, all of Roberta.
Services were held Thursday, August 12, 1999 in Walker's Chapel Methodist Church with burial in Roberta City Cemetery.
Goddard Funeral Home of Roberta had charge of arrangements.
BRUNSWICK -- Dewey Lee Westberry, 67, died Sept. 17, 1999 at home.
He was a native of Reidsville and a former resident of Jacksonville, Fla. He was an Army veteran who served during the Korean conflict. He lived in Brunswick the past 33 and retired from Georgia-Pacific Gypsum Plant in 1994 with 28 years of service. He was a member of Pine Haven Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: two daughters, Pam Humphrey of Brunswick and Sonja Pope of Guyton; four sisters, Hilda French of Dublin, Lucille Chaney of Whiteoak, Willamae Tomlinson and Laverne Cook, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.


Willie Arthur Roberson, 78, died Feb. 9, 2000 at home. The Long County native was a retired civil service employee. He was a Past Worshipful Master of Long County Masonic Lodge No. 227, F&AM, and an Army veteran of World War II. SURVIVORS: two daughters and sons-in-law, Wanda and Gary Swindell and Georgina and Allan Grippe, all of Ludowici; a son, Charles Roberson of Brunswick; a sister, Ruth Dunham of Ludowici; a brother, Lewis Roberson of Foley, Ala.; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. VISITATION: 6-9 p.m. today at Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home in Jesup. GRAVESIDE SERVICE: 11 a.m. Friday in Baggs Cemetery in Long County.


CYPRESS, Fla. -- Claudia Mae Davenport died March 19, 2000 at Jackson Hospital in Marianna.
The former resident of Ludowici, Ga., lived in Cypress for 15 years. She was a member of Cypress Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: two son and daughter-in-law, Larry William and Janice Southwell of Marianna; a daughter and son-in-law, Ernestine and Bill Tindel of Marianna; two sisters, Josie Wiggins and Naomi Parker, both of Ludowici; four brothers, G.W. Westberry of Andersonville, Ga., Gene Westberry of Pine Mountain, Ga., Gordon Westberry of Ludowici and Alvin Westberry of Virginia; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews.
VIDALIA - Mrs. Pearlie Mae Westberry, 83, died Oct. 21, 2000 at Meadows Regional Medical Center.
She was a native of Telfair County and resided in Toombs County most of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church.
SURVIVORS: a son, Jessie Westberry of Vidalia; a daughter, Bertie Hannah of Alexandria, La.; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
FUNERAL: 2 p.m. today at Sand Hill Baptist Church, McRae, burial in the church cemetery.
George Washington Westberry, 76, of Oglethorpe died Tuesday, April 2, 2002. Born in Long County, he was the son of the late Sim Westberry and Jency Teston Westberry. He was a retired bridge building superintendent for Burtz-Durham Construction Company. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Ludowici and was Past Master Mason at the Ludowici F&AM Lodge. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Hansmann Westberry, and his son, Tommy Westberry. Survivors include his wife, Lenora Westberry of Oglethorpe; children and their spouses, Charles and Elaine Westberry, George and Debra Westberry, James Westberry, and Mary Alice and Steve Land, all of Roberta, Lenora Storm, Judy and Ricky Williams, all of Oglethorpe; brothers, Gene Westberry, of LaGrange, Alvin Westberry and Gordon Westberry, both of Ludowici; sisters, Josie Wiggins and Naomi Parker, both of Ludowici; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Services were held Friday, April 5, 2002 at the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma, with burial with military honors in Roberta City Cemetery in Roberta. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma had charge of arrangements.
*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.
Essie Othell Johnson Westberry, 87, died April 28, 2003, in Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center in Jesup. The life-long resident of Wayne County was a member of Odum Church of God and the Adult Sunday School Class. She was preceded in death by her husband, Willie Westberry. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Carolyn and L.C. Taylor of Valdosta; four sons and three daughters-in-law, Fred and Betty Westberry, Wayne and Mattie Westberry, Donald and Sandra Westberry and Glenn Westberry, all of Jesup; a sister, Ruby Henderson of Jesup; a brother, W.M. Johnson of Jesup; a half-sister, Emily Matthews of Darlington, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Wednesday) at the Odum Church of God with the Rev. Todd McDaniel and the Rev. Brian Hersey officiating. Active pallbearers will be Bud Womack, Kenny Herrin, Ron Jeffcoat, Dwayne Evors, Greg Sparks, Tim Westberry, David Westberry and Michael Taylor. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Adult Sunday School of Odum Church of God and the employees and staff of Beverly Health and Rehabilitation Center of Jesup. Burial will be in Pinecrest Memorial Cemetery under the direction of Gordon-Harrison Funeral Home of Jesup.
WESTBERRY Judy C. Westberry (Nee Pewitt), went home June 09, 2003 at Orange Park Medical Center after a long illness. Born 10/2/45 in Monticello, Ark. And raised in Watson, Ark. She moved to Jacksonville, Fl. 23 years ago. Survivors are her husband of 20 years Dallan (Dale) Westberry; 2 step children, Don Westberry of Jacksonville, Fl. and Lisa Kay of North Augusta, S.C.; 3 sisters, Jo Etta Brennan of Metairie, LA, Joy Cross of White Hall, Ark., and Irene Novak of Jacksonville; 2 Nephews Mike Brennan and Harry Cross; 1 niece Lynn Cross; and pet Chew Be. Visitation will be Saturday 6/14/02 at 10:00 am in the Chapel of Arlington Park Funeral Home followed by a service at 10:30 am. Her nephew Rev. Harry Cross will officiate. Entombment will be at 10:00 am June 17th at Oakland Cemetery, Monticello, Ark. Please sign the Guestbook at Jacksonville.com
Josie Westberry Wiggins, 84, of Ludowici died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004 at her residence after an extended illness. The Wayne County native and former resident of Norfolk, Va. had lived in Long County the past 10 years. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church and the Long County Chapter Order of Eastern Star. She was the widow of Hubert T. Wiggins. Survivors are a sister, Naomi Parker of Ludowici; three brothers, Eugene Westberry of LaGrange, and Benjamin Westberry and Alvin Westberry, both of Jesup; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside funeral services were held Aug. 4 at Baggs Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Platt officiating. Rinehart & Sons Funeral Home of Jesup was in charge of the 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.
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