Valdosta Daily Times: Obituaries

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Saturday 12/20/2014
Betty Harris Taylor
Posted: December 20, 2014 - 10:28 pm

Betty Harris Taylor, 75, of Valdosta died on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at South Georgia Medical Center.  She was born in Valdosta on August 2, 1939 to the late Joseph and Dorothy Mims Harris and has been a resident locally for most of her life. She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

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Truman Lee Guest
Posted: December 20, 2014 - 10:28 pm

Truman Lee Guest, 75, of Valdosta passed away Saturday, December 20, 2014 in the Langdale Hospice House after a brief illness.  He was born on July 25, 1939 in Stockton, GA to the late Lee L. & Margaret (Jefferson) Guest.  He was an active member of Morningside Baptist Church and was a member of Whitewater Fishing Club.  Mr. Truman retired from Atlanta Gas Light in 1999 after 34 years of service.  In his spare time he loved to fish, work in the yard, ride in his Jeep Wrangler and eat in St. Augustine, FL at Saltwater Cowboys.  

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Cheryl Darlene Irvin Bivins
Posted: December 20, 2014 - 10:28 pm

Cheryl Darlene Irvin Bivins was born January 6, 1948 in Lake Park, Georgia to Richard Irvin Sr. and Clara E. Burgman Irvin. She was educated in the Lowndes County School System and was a proud member of the Westside High School graduating class of 1965. She furthered her education at Savannah State University where she graduated in 1969 and received her degree in Sociology.

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Larry Kenneth “Kenny” Jones
Posted: December 20, 2014 - 10:26 pm

Services for Larry Kenneth “Kenny” Jones, 60, born in Thomasville, GA, August 7, 1954 are at 2 PM Sunday, December 21, 2014 at First Baptist Church, Thomasville, GA.  He was member of Boston Baptist Church and his pastor Reverend Tim Phillips will officiate.  Interment will be held at Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery in Quitman, GA for family and close friends.  Pallbearers are nephews of Mr. Jones;  Clint Jones, Ryan Lago, Jeremy Cousins, Justin Lodge, Adam Lodge, Austin Lodge, and Kevin Booth.  Mr. Jones went to live with Jesus on December 19, 2014 at Archbold Memorial Hospital after a brief illness with cancer.

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Phillip Edward Howell
Posted: December 20, 2014 - 10:27 pm

Phillip Edward Howell, 67, of Nashville, GA passed away Friday December 19, 2014 at his residence.  Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Music Funeral Services, Lakeland.  

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Grace Stephenson Brantley
Posted: December 20, 2014 - 10:27 pm

Grace Stephenson Brantley of Valdosta died Saturday, December 20, 2014.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at eleven a. m. in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home.  Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from six until eight p. m. Monday at the funeral home. — Carson McLane Funeral Home.

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Friday 12/19/2014
Melba Hagberg
Posted: December 19, 2014 - 10:05 pm

Mrs. Melba Hagberg, 89, of Adel, Ga., passed away at her home Dec.  19, 2014.  She was born April 5, 1925 in Berrien County to the late J. Wiley Rowe and Blannie Ray Rowe.  She lived most of her life in Cook County and was a member Springhead Baptist Church.  She also worked as a food manager for the Civil Service.

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Arthur Lee Johnson
Posted: December 19, 2014 - 10:05 pm

Arthur Lee Johnson, born Oct. 30 1937, in Elko, Ga.; he was preceded by parents, Nathaniel and Beatrice Johnson. He was educated in Lowndes County, public school system.

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David Morrison
Posted: December 19, 2014 - 10:06 pm

Funeral service for Mr. David Morrison will be held on today, Dec. 20, 2014 at 11 a.m.  at Christ Gospel Baptist Church. The  Rev. Jessie Bowman is the pastor and Min. James Morrison will officiate.  Burial will follow in the Walls Cemetery.  — Scott and Roberts Mortuary, Inc.

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Cheryl Darlene Irvin Bivins
Posted: December 19, 2014 - 10:01 pm

Cheryl Darlene Irvin Bivins was born January 6, 1948 in Lake Park, Georgia to Richard Irvin Sr. and Clara E. Burgman Irvin. She was educated in the Valdosta City School System and was a proud member of the Westside High School graduating class of 1965. She furthered her education at Savannah State University where she graduated in 1969 and received her degree in Sociology.

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Ronald E. Parks
Posted: December 19, 2014 - 9:55 pm

Mr. Ronald E. Parks age 5l,  of Lakeland, Ga.,  passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at his residence in Lakeland following an extended illness.

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Thursday 12/18/2014
Yvonne Branch
Posted: December 18, 2014 - 10:24 pm

Funeral services for Yvonne Branch, 77, of Quitman, Ga., will be held on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at 11 a.m. at Modern Day Holiness Church with Pastor Wilma Griffin, officiating. Burial will follow in the North End Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, Dec. 19 at the Stevens-McGhee Chapel between the hours of 1 and 8:30 p.m. Visit www.stevensmcgheefuneralhome.com to extend condolences to the family. — Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home, Quitman, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Houston W. Green
Posted: December 18, 2014 - 10:21 pm

Houston W. Green, of Valdosta, passed away Tuesday, Dec.  16, 2014, at Crestwood Nursing Home. He was born Dec. 13, 1932 in Quitman.  Mr. Green was a member of Covenant Baptist Church; he was a devout Christian, a loving husband, father and Papa.

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Jerone “Bo” Scurry
Posted: December 18, 2014 - 10:21 pm

Jerone “Bo” Scurry of Valdosta, Ga., passed this life Dec. 14, 2014.

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Dorothy B. Williams
Posted: December 18, 2014 - 10:19 pm

Dorothy B. Williams of Valdosta passed this life Dec. 1, 2014. Memorial services will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at First Antioch

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Webb Hollis Jr.
Posted: December 18, 2014 - 10:22 pm

Funeral services for Webb Hollis Jr., 88, of Quitman, Ga., will be held on Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at 3 p.m. at Bethel AME Church with the Rev. Patrick Brinson, pastor, and the Rev. Ronnie Averett, eulogist. Burial will follow in  Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday, Dec. 20 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Stevens-McGhee Chapel. Visit www.stevensmcgheefuneralhome.com to extend condolences to the family by signing the guestbook. — Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home, Quitman, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Jose Eugenia Olalde-Ramirez
Posted: December 18, 2014 - 10:15 pm

A memorial service for Jose Eugenia Olalde-Ramirez, 37, of Valdosta, Ga., who passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014,  will be

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Lynn B. Gandy
Posted: December 18, 2014 - 10:16 pm

Mr. Lynn B. Gandy, 72 of Jasper, Fla., entered into eternal rest on Friday, December 12, 2014 at Lake City Medical Center in Lake City, Fla.. The Homegoing service will be held Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at 1 p.m. at Jesus The Living Word of Deliverance in Jasper, Fla.,  where Pastor Kathy Hawkins is the Pastor and  Elder Ervin Donaldson will officiate. The burial will immediately follow in Sasserlanding Cemetery. The family will be receiving all other sorrowing relatives and friends today, Dec. 19, 2014 at Mt. Pleasant AME  Church in Jasper, Fla.  from 6-8 p.m. — Eric A. Brown & Son Funeral Home, Jasper, Fl.

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Jane Cook Miller
Posted: December 18, 2014 - 10:17 pm

Jane Cook Miller, 86, of Valdosta, Ga., passed away Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, at South Georgia Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Miller was the daughter of Archer William, Sr. and Naamah Cook of Richmond, VA. She attended Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, where she met Dr. John Marvin Miller, her husband of over 50 years. A homemaker, Mrs. Miller was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Valdosta.

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Arthur Lee Johnson
Posted: December 18, 2014 - 10:12 pm

Arthur Lee Johnson, born Oct. 30 1937, in Elko, Ga.; he was preceded by parents, Nathaniel and Beatrice Johnson.

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Fred Thomas
Posted: December 18, 2014 - 10:10 pm

Mr. Fred Thomas, age 87,  passed away Monday, Dec. 16, 2014 at his residence in Dixie, Ga., surrounded by his loving family.

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David “Wayne” Bradford
Posted: December 18, 2014 - 10:09 pm

David “Wayne” Bradford passed away on Saturday,  Dec. 13, 2014 after his long and noble struggle against cancer. He was with loved ones and family, and now is blissfully free from suffering and at home with his Creator and Savior.

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Jamie Lamar Fleming
Posted: December 18, 2014 - 10:11 pm

Jamie Lamar Fleming of Tifton, Ga., passed this life Dec. 11, 2014.

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David Morrison
Posted: December 18, 2014 - 10:07 pm

Funeral service for Mr. David Morrison will be held on Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Christ Gospel Baptist Church. The  Rev. Jessie Bowman is the pastor and Min. James Morrison will officiate. Burial will follow in the Walls Cemetery.  — Scott and Roberts Mortuary, Inc.

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Wednesday 12/17/2014
Elizabeth LaVerne Clayton Simmons
Posted: December 17, 2014 - 10:33 pm

Elizabeth LaVerne Clayton Simmons, 80, of Francis Lake, died on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at her home.  

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Charlotte Pamela Campbell
Posted: December 17, 2014 - 10:35 pm

Charlotte Pamela Campbell, 58, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at South Georgia Medical Center, Valdosta, following an extended illness.

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Cheryl D. Bivins
Posted: December 17, 2014 - 10:37 pm

Cheryl D. Bivins, 66, of Valdosta, departed this life on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at her residence.  

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Howard Spillers
Posted: December 17, 2014 - 10:30 pm

Howard Spillers, 82, of Quitman, passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014, at his residence. Mr. Spillers was born July 14, 1932, to the late Jessie Carl and Bertha Wolf Spillers. He retired from Allen Co. Motors as a service driver.

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Tuesday 12/16/2014
Jason Wayne Gibson
Posted: December 16, 2014 - 9:38 pm

Jason Wayne Gibson, 38, of Lakeland, Ga., passed away Dec. 14, 2014, at Georgia Regent University in Augusta, Ga. He was born on March 7, 1976, in Hahira, Ga., to Andy and Beverly Stalvey Gibson. He enjoyed nature, being outdoors and working as a photographer for years.

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Jose Eugenio Olalde-Ramirez
Posted: December 16, 2014 - 9:35 pm

Jose Eugenio Olalde-Ramirez, 37, of Valdosta, Ga., passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, from an accident. He was born March 18, 1977, in Guanajuato, Mexico.

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Marie E. Gibson
Posted: December 16, 2014 - 9:35 pm

Marie E. Gibson, 83, of Valdosta, Ga., died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at Langdale Hospice House. She was born on Aug. 17, 1931, in Adel, Cook County, Ga., to the late George Hall and Anna Hackett Hall. Mrs. Gibson was retired from Owens-Illinois and was a member of Greenwood Baptist Church.

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Emily Elizabeth Goodwin Miller
Posted: December 16, 2014 - 9:29 pm

Emily Elizabeth Goodwin Miller, 85, of Donalsonville, Ga., passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at the Donalsonville Hospital.

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Darrel Leon Walker
Posted: December 16, 2014 - 9:27 pm

Darrel Leon Walker, 75, of Valdosta, died Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at the Langdale Hospice House.

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Houston W. Green
Posted: December 16, 2014 - 9:22 pm

Houston W. Green of Valdosta, died on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at Crestwood Nursing Home.  

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Fred Thomas
Posted: December 16, 2014 - 9:16 pm

Fred Thomas, 87, of Dixie, Ga., passed away Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at his residence.

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Webb Hollis
Posted: December 16, 2014 - 9:16 pm

Webb Hollis, 88, of Quitman, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014, at the Presbyterian Home of Quitman.

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Ben Cox
Posted: December 16, 2014 - 9:01 pm

Ben Cox, 96, of Adel, passed away Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, at the Cook Medical Center.  

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Monday 12/15/2014
Elizabeth LaVerne Clayton Simmons
Posted: December 15, 2014 - 10:04 pm

Elizabeth LaVerne Clayton Simmons, 80, of Francis Lake, passed away at her residence on Dec. 14, 2014. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Lake Park United Methodist Church. Visitation will be held on Thursday evening from 5-7 p.m. at McLane Lakewood Funeral Home in Lake Park.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lake Park United Methodist Church Building Fund. Condolences may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com. —  McLane Lakewood Funeral Home.

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James “Jay” Arthur Browning
Posted: December 15, 2014 - 10:05 pm

Mr. James “Jay” Arthur Browning, 96, of Adel, Ga., passed away Dec. 13, 2014 at Cook Medical Center in Adel.  The funeral service will take place today, Dec. 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. at Adel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Gary James and the Rev. John Stephens officiating.  Interment will follow in Antioch United Methodist Church Cemetery, 4564 Antioch Road, in Adel. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.boonefunerals.com. — Boone Funeral Home.

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Richard “Dick” M. Wilson
Posted: December 15, 2014 - 10:03 pm

Richard “Dick” M. Wilson passed away on Dec. 15, 2014.

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Frances Hicks Price
Posted: December 15, 2014 - 10:04 pm

Mrs. Frances Hicks Price, 89, of Lenox, Ga., passed away Dec. 15, 2014 at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton, Ga.  Arrangements may be viewed online at www.boonefunerals.com. — Boone Funeral Home.

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Leonard Thomas (Tommy) Raulerson
Posted: December 15, 2014 - 10:00 pm

Leonard Thomas (Tommy) Raulerson, 72, of Waycross, Ga., died on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at his residence.  Born on July 18, 1942 in Howell, Ga., to the late Louis and Gladys Parrish Raulerson, he was a native of Echols County and lived in Haylow until moving to Waycross about four years ago.  He loved the woods of Echols County and spent time there hunting, hiking and enjoying the beauty of the woods.  He retired from the State of Georgia and was a beekeeper his whole life.. He was a member of the Sue Bee Honey Association.  Mr. Raulerson was of the Baptist faith.

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Larry LaRue Parrish Sr.
Posted: December 15, 2014 - 10:00 pm

Larry LaRue Parrish Sr., 73, of Hahira, Ga.,  died Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at South Georgia Medical Center. He was born on March 17, 1941 in Hahira to the late E. Ray and Ollie Rumph Parrish. Mr. Parrish was a retired firefighter with the Valdosta Fire Department and a Baptist. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and visiting with his friends.

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Marquez Burrus
Posted: December 15, 2014 - 9:58 pm

Mr. Marquez Burrus, age 20 of Quitman, Ga., passed away on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital in Tallahassee, Fla..  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time but will be announced later by the Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home.

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William Harrison Sr.
Posted: December 15, 2014 - 9:59 pm

William Harrison Sr., age 99, born Nov. 14, 1915 in Dothan, Ala., passed away Dec. 7, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio.  

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Howard Spillers
Posted: December 15, 2014 - 10:01 pm

Mr. Howard Spillers, 82 of Quitman, Ga.,  passed away Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 at his residence. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at maxwellmillerfuneralhome.com. —  Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home.

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Jason Wayne Gibson
Posted: December 15, 2014 - 10:01 pm

Jason Wayne Gibson, 38 of Lakeland Georgia passed away Sunday December 14, 2014 in the Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced at a later date. — Music Funeral Services/Azalea Crematory of Valdosta.

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Jerome Bo Scurry Sr.
Posted: December 15, 2014 - 10:02 pm

Mr. Jerome Bo Scurry Sr., of Valdosta, Ga., passed this life on Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by Harrington Funeral Home.  Condolences may be expressed at www.harringtonfunerals.com. — Harrington Funeral Home.

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Joseph Franklin “Frank” Haile Jr.
Posted: December 15, 2014 - 9:57 pm

Joseph Franklin “Frank” Haile Jr., age 90,  of Nashville, Ga., died Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 in SGMC Berrien Campus.

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William Harrison Sr.
Posted: December 15, 2014 - 9:57 pm

William Harrison Sr., age 99, born Nov. 14, 1915 in Dothan, Ala., passed away Dec. 7, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio.  

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