Valdosta Daily Times

December 6, 2005

Obituaries for




Thursday, April 8, 2004



Eula Douglas

ALMA -- Eula Douglas, 72, of Alma died early Wednesday morning at Satilla Regional Medical Center in Waycross after an extended illness. She was a native of Pierce County, but had lived most of her life in Bacon County. Eula was the daughter of the late John Lucius Johnston and Eliza Jordan Johnston and was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Douglas; and three sisters, Wilma Douglas, Thelma Lee and Alma Morgan. She and her husband were former owners of Douglas Gas & Grocery until she retired. Eula was also a member of Lee's Chapel Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Don Douglas and wife Karen and Danny Douglas, all of Alma; three daughters, Sandra Deen and husband Jimmy, Sharon Byars and husband Gary, all of Alma, and Shirley Lipsey and husband Ron of Adel. Also 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren survive.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Lee's Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Skip Wells and the Rev. Lowell Lee officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be carried to the church at 1 p.m. to lie in state. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-9 p.m. this evening. Active pallbearers will be Charles Morgan, Hollis Yawn, Jerald Douglas, Broughton Lee, Clay Deen and Jon Lipsey. Honorary pallbearers will be The Adult Sunday School Class and Health Department Home Care. -- Crosby Funeral Home, Alma



Thomas Lee Moore IV

STATESBORO -- Thomas Lee Moore IV, captain, USAF Reserve, died on April 3, 2004, as a result of a military aircraft accident in Savannah.

Originally from Statesboro, Capt. Moore was an instructor pilot flying the T-6A Texan II assigned to the 39th Flying Training Squadron at Moody Air Force Base in Valdosta, Georgia. Prior to his current assignment, Capt. Moore flew the C-17 from 1998, until 2002, with the 317th Airlift Squadron (Reserve) at Charleston AFB. Lee was selected for early upgrade to aircraft commander and participated in combat missions including Operations Joint Guardian, Phoenix Banner, and Southern Watch. His decorations include the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, and the Air Force Training Ribbon. Lee's early flying experience included employment as a "crop duster" with Southern Agriculture Aviation, as well as being a fire suppressor with the Georgia Forestry Commission from 1995-1996.

Lee was born on Oct. 2, 1971, at Fort Polk Army Base in La.

He is the son of Thomas L. Moore III and Sunni Collins Moore of Bulloch County, Ga. Lee grew up in Statesboro where he was an honor graduate of Statesboro High School in 1990. He attended Georgia Southern University where he graduated in l994, with a degree in Logistics and Intermodal Transportation. He was a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society and a 1997, graduate of the USAF Officer Training School.

Lee is survived by his wife, Amanda Burgner Moore of Valdosta; parents, Thomas and Sunni Moore; one brother, Matthew Moore; and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Collins Jr., all of Statesboro; his paternal grandmother, Sara Lou Moore and the late T. L. Moore Jr. of Register. Other survivors include his mother and father-in-law, Richard and Cheri Burgner of Crozet, Va.; two brothers-in-law, Wesley Burgner of Crozet, Virginia, and Tyler and Emily Burgner of Statesboro.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Statesboro First Baptist Church with Dr. H. William Perry officiating.

Burial with full military honors will be held in the Eastside Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Matt Moore, Chad Hilde, Justin Hilde, Jake Hartigan, David Collins, Chris Jones, Mike Wilson, Doug Collins, Wesley Burgner and Tyler Burgner. Visitation will be Friday from 5-8 p.m. at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Thomas Lee Moore IV Memorial Fund, c/o Southeastern Credit Union, P.O. Box 2067, Valdosta, GA 31604-2067. Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com. -- Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home, Statesboro



Wilbur Julian Stalvey

HAHIRA -- Wilbur Julian Stalvey, 77, of Hahira died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at his home. He was born on Jan. 20, 1927, in Lowndes County to the late Wiley D. and Fannie Mae Rountree Stalvey and was a lifelong resident of Lowndes County.

Mr. Stalvey loved to fish and hunt and was the best husband, dad and granddaddy. He was a farmer and attended the Salem United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Dorothy Dell Stalvey of Hahira; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Sharon Stalvey of Valdosta; two grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law, Cam and Brandi Stalvey, Harrison Stalvey, all of Valdosta; sisters and brother-in-law, Edna Mae and John Williams of Hahira, Christelle Browning of Valdosta; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Ellen Stalvey of Hahira and Gene and Martha Jane Stalvey of Waycross; sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Stalvey of Hahira; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wiley and Fannie Mae Stalvey; one brother, Raymond Stalvey and a sister, Christine McLeod.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, April 9, 2004, at the Salem United Methodist Church with burial to follow in Salem Cemetery. Mr. Stalvey will lie in state for one hour prior to the service at the church. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 1104-B, Third Ave., Albany, GA 31707 or to Salem United Methodist Church, 915 W.D. Stalvey Road, Hahira, GA 31632. -- Martin/McLane Funeral Home of Hahira



LOCAL DEATHS



Robert Bean

Funeral services for Robert Bean, 85, of New York, will be held on Friday, April 9, 2004, at 4 p.m. at the Sweetfield Baptist Church in Quitman with Dr. R.L. Spencer, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. -- Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home of Quitman



Genevieve Davis

Genevieve Davis, 86, of Nashville, died Wednesday at the Berrien Nursing Center. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of Lovein Funeral Home with burial to follow in Little Utah Cemetery in Atkinson County. The family will receive friends on Saturday prior to the service. -- Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville



Annie C. Ham

Evangelist Annie C. Ham, 61, of Boston passed away Thursday, April 1, 2004, at Archbold Medical Center in Thomasville. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. this evening at Washington Funeral Home. Washington Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements, final arrangements are entrusted to Steven Brothers Funeral Home of West Palm Beach, Fla.



Connie Hunter

Funeral services for Connie Hunter, 85, of Quitman will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the House of God Keith Dominion in Quitman with General Elder Nathaniel Grovner as pastor and Elder Gloria Moore Wright officiating. Burial will follow in the North End Cemetery in Quitman. -- Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home of Quitman



Lillie Pearl Jones

Funeral services for Lillie Pearl Jones, 90, of Quitman, will be held on Friday, April 9, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the Beulah Baptist Church in Quitman with Dr. Horace L. Tucker, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the North End Cemetery in Quitman. -- Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home of Quitman



Lucy Rose

Funeral services for Lucy Rose, 93, of Quitman will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2004, at 11 a.m. at the Bethel AME Church in Quitman with the Rev. Ronnie Averett as pastor and the Rev. David L. Moore officiating. Burial will follow in the North End Cemetery in Quitman. The family will receive friends for dinner at the Bethel AME Church Annex beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 9, 2004. -- Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home of Quitman



Bernard Spencer

Funeral services for Bernard Spencer, 41, of Dixie, will be held on Saturday, April 10, 2004, at 2 p.m. at the Simmon Hill Baptist Church in Dixie with Rev. James Heuwitt, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. -- Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home of Quitman



Wilbur Thomas

Wilbur Thomas, 52, formerly of Boston, died Tuesday, April 6, 2004, at his residence in Thomasville. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Washington Funeral Home of Quitman.



Mary Watkins

Mary Watkins, 58, of Nashville, died Wednesday at the Tift Regional Medical Center. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville.



Charles Bernie Whitehurst

Charles Bernie Whitehurst, 72, Adel, died April 7, 2004, at his residence after a long illness. Visitation will be today from 6-8 p.m. at Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home, 202 N. Hutchinson Ave., Adel. The time of the funeral service is incomplete at this time and will be announced later. -- Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home