Valdosta Daily Times


December 6, 2005

Logging trucks collideObituaries for

VALDOSTA -- Two men driving log trucks were injured in an accident Wednesday afternoon.

Joseph Wayne Jenkins, 29, of Blackshear was driving a red log truck east on Highway 94 at about 3:49 p.m.

Jenkins failed to yield the right of way and hit the trailer of a gold log truck driving south on Inner Perimeter Road, said Georgia State Patrol Trooper 1st Class Joshua Brogdon.

The other driver, L.C. Cook, 65, Nashville, was transported to South Georgia Medical Center for injuries sustained in the accident, Brogdon said.

Jenkins, who sustained minor injuries, was released at the scene at his own request.

Brogdon said Wednesday evening that Jenkins is being charged with failure to yield the right of way.

A Lowndes County Sheriff's Office deputy had to direct traffic at the intersection of Highway 94 and Inner Perimeter Road while the injured drives received medical attention and the accident was cleared.

To contact reporter Josh Stone, call 244-3400, ext. 247.

Thursday, July 15, 2004

Thelma Virginia Grimard

SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Thelma Virginia Grimard, 86, San Diego, Calif., died July 2, 2004.

Born Aug. 24, 1917, in Norfolk, Va., she was an administrative assistant and employed in retail sales for 15 years.

Survivors are sons, Carl Vedas, Mike Vedas, Richard Vedas and Frank Grimard Jr.; and 17 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held in San Diego, Calif. -- Merkley-Mitchell Mortuary, (619) 295-2177

Opal Tyson Pipkin

VALDOSTA -- Opal Tyson Pipkin, 73, of Valdosta, died on Wednesday, July 14, 2004, at her residence after a lengthy illness. Born on Sept. 27, 1930, in Mitchell County, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Tom Tyson and Vida Pearl Southerland Tyson. She was associated with IPG, Inc. for 25 years and loved fishing and gardening. She was a member of Park Avenue United Methodist Church.

Survivors are daughters and sons-in-law, Linda P. and Dickie Edwards of Clarksville, Ga.; Holly J. and Paul McDonnell of Pensacola, Fla.; brother, Brent Tyson Pipkin of Valdosta, Ga.; grandchildren, Tracy R. Long, Clint E. Radney, Martin D. Shell, Brent R. Shell; five great-grandchildren; sister, Jackie Schoolman of Valdosta, Ga., and two brothers, Tommy Tyson Jr. and Mike Tyson, both of Mitchell County, Ga.

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