Obituaries


Juanita Judson Pyles

May 30, 1931 - March 1, 2019

Burial Date March 6, 2019

Mrs. Juanita Judson Rehberg Pyles, age 87, passed away Friday, March 1, 2019, at her home in Whigham, Georgia. A service will be held Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 11:00 am, at El Bethel Baptist Church, Whigham, Georgia. The Rev. Bob Knight will officiate. A private interment will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the conclusion of the service.

Juanita was born May 30, 1931 in Ochlocknee, Georgia. Her parents, Joseph Riley Rehberg and Nancy Ella Griffin have both preceded her in death. Juanita married Elbert Lavern (Possum) Pyles. Possum passed away March 11, 2002. Juanita was a wonderful cook and homemaker. She loved working in her yard. She was an avid reader and a hard worker. An exceptional sales person, she sold everything from insurance to Avon. Juanita was dedicated to her family and will be deeply missed by her family and many friends.

Juanita Pyles is survived by her children, Katherine Elliott and husband, Bruce of Ochlocknee, Georgia, Deveni Jacobs of Ochlocknee, Deryck Pyles of Ochlocknee, James Pyles and wife, Joyce of Merritt Island, Florida, Patricia McElhaney and husband, Elwood of Tallahassee, Florida, and Rosa Payne of Ochlocknee; grandchildren, Richard Bond, Ebe Oke and wife, Lena, Devon Jacobs, D. J. Pyles and wife, Tiffany, Ashley Pyles, Matthew Shane Pyles and Stephanie, Sarah O’Dell and husband, Darren, and Annie Sauls and husband, Jimmy; great-grandchildren, Amanda Rayburn, Riley Jo Rayburn, Marissa Hurst-Jacobs, Rylee Hurst-Jacobs, Olivia Hurst-Jacobs, Emory Sauls; and great-great grandchildren, Conner McMullen and Lainie McMullen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, granddaughter, Toni Rayburn, and son-in-law, Don Jacobs.

Memorial donations may be made in honor of Mrs. Pyles to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or El Bethel Baptist Church Building Fund, P. O. Box 376, Whigham, Georgia 39897.