Valdosta Daily Times

December 6, 2005

Obituaries for Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005

The Valdosta Daily Times

Mamie Lou Carter

RAY CITY -- Mamie Lou Carter, 91, of Ray City, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at Berrien Nursing Center.

Born Nov. 9, 1913, in Berrien County, to the late Charlie H. Blanton and Lillian Ray, Mrs. Carter was a homemaker and of Primitive Baptist faith.

Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by her first husband, Jasper Hillsmon Roberts, who died in 1978; five brothers, Neal Blanton, Harvey Blanton, Carlie Blanton, Talmadge Blanton, and Charlie Blanton Jr.; and one sister, Aline Blanton Nolan Southerland.

Mrs. Carter is survived by her husband, P. C. Carter of Ray City; a step-son, Selvin Carter of Valdosta; two step-daughters, Deree Simpson of Valdosta and Madge Croft of Valdosta; 11 nieces, Jean Smith, Luneal Harper, Sue Vanzant, Ann Bailey, Faye Jones, Judy Vickers, Nancy Joiner, Patricia Brady, Marlyn Davis, Janice Patterson, and Linda Nolan; and six nephews, Doyle Blanton, Wayne Blanton, Roger Blanton, Bobby Nolan, Hank Blanton, and Ray Blanton.

Funeral services are scheduled for 4 p.m. today in the chapel of Lovein Funeral Home with Elder Thad Marshall and Rev. Terrell Roberts officiating. Burial will follow in New Ramah Cemetery. -- Lovein Funeral Home.

Irma Ruth

Davis Conine

STOCKTON -- Irma Ruth Davis Conine, 86, of Stockton, passed away early Saturday morning, Jan. 1, 2005, at the Lakeland Villa Convalescent Center.

Mrs. Conine was born Nov. 26, 1918, in Stockton to the late Ernest and Elizabeth Livingston Davis. Together with her late husband, James O. Conine, she owned and operated Conine's in Stockton for 40 years. Throughout these many years operating a grocery store, she was affectionately known as "Miss Ruth" to her customers and friends. She and her husband were well known throughout the area for their Conine's Country Sausage. She was a member of Stockton Baptist Church.

Survivors include her four children, Jimmy and Ruth Conine of Brunswick, Sandra and Carlton Allen of Lake Park, Stanley and Adrienne Conine of Little Mountain, S.C., and Sylvia and Tim Ragan of Lakeland. Mrs. Conine is also survived by her grandchildren, Jed (Julie) Allen, Jody (Christie) Allen, and Angela (Dirk) Harrell of Valdosta; Joan (Shannon) Hampton of Charlotte, N.C.; Julie (Dan) Danko of Charlottesville, Virg.; Matthew Conine, stationed at Pensacola, Fla.; Dusty Conine of Columbia, S.C.; and James Ragan and Callie Ragan of Lakeland. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Elsie Branch and Mrs. Bernice Conine of Lakeland; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at 2 p.m. in the Stockton Baptist Church with burial following in Unity Church Cemetery in Lanier County. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to the services. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to Stockton Baptist Church or Unity Church Cemetery Fund.

Sympathy may be expressed online at -- Music Funeral Services.

Betty Jane Herndon

LAKELAND -- Betty Jane Herndon, 76, of Lakeland, died Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at South Georgia Medical Center.

Born on Jan. 22, 1928, in Lowndes County, to the late Eddie Ottis Moore and Lessie Lee Robinson, Mrs. Herndon was a homemaker and beautician. She was a member of Lakeland United Methodist Church, where she sang in the choir and served for many years in the nursery.

Mrs. Herndon was preceded in death by her husband, James Herndon, who died in 1961, two brothers, and four sisters.

Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Phil and Karen Herndon of Hahira; two grandsons, Eric and Ryan Herndon of Hahira; and one sister, Becky Moore of Nasvhille.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at Lakeland United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ron Smith officiating. Burial will follow in the Lakeland City Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Music Funeral Home. -- Lovein Funeral Home.

Evelyn Lindsey

VALDOSTA -- Evelyn Lindsey, 87, of Valdosta, died on Thursday, Dec. 31, 2004, after a lengthy illness.

Born in Lowndes County to the late Reuben Benjamin Harnage and Sudie Ellen Reaves Harnage, Mrs. Lindsey had been a lifelong resident of this area. She had attended Corinth Baptist Church.

Survivors include two sons and daughters-in-law, Glenn & Violet McCranie of Grandy, N.C., and Tommy & Deanna Lindsey of Spring Hill, Fla; three daughters and sons-in-law, Mary & Fred Blanton of Lake Park, Sarah & Bill Mizell of Valdosta and Sue & Logan Henderson of Valdosta; a sister, Sena Coker of Thomaston; and a brother and sister-in-law, Earl & Margie Harnage of Cecil. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Lindsey was preceded in death by her second husband, Malcolm Lindsey; her first husband, Randolph McCranie; three sisters; and two great-grandchildren, Taylor Lane Lewis and and Kimberly Leighann Lewis.

A graveside funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. today at Sunset Hill Cemetery. Rev. Henry Cannington will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this afternoon before the service from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, P.O. Box 1727, Valdosta, GA, 31603-1727. Condolences may be conveyed online at www.mclanefuneralservices.

com. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home


Morris Nettles

VALDOSTA -- Mr. Dustin Morris Nettles, 25, of Valdosta, passed away on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2004, following a brief illness.

Mr. Nettles, a native of Coffee County, was born July 25, 1979, to Early Morris and Suzette Brooker Nettles. He was a heat and air repairman.

Survivors include his wife, Elaine Nettles, Portales N.M.; daughters, Desiree Nettles and Brianna Nettles, Portales, N.M.; mother and step-father, Suzette and Challie Yates, Biloxi, Miss.; father and step-mother, Morris and Donna Nettles, Nicholls; sister, Kim Nettles, Nicholls; brother, Jason O'Steen, Gainesville, Fla.; grandparents, Vivian Smith Taylor, Douglas, and Florence Hughes, Nashville.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Jowers Chapel Church near Axson with Rev. Gene Chaney and Rev. Rob Merritt officiating. Burial will follow in the Tanner Church Cemetery. -- Sims Funeral Home.

Joel Thomas Sayer

BROXTON -- Mr. Joel Thomas Sayer, 49, of Broxton, passed away on Friday, Dec. 31, 2004, at home following a brief illness.

Mr. Sayer, a native of Polk County, Fla., was born Oct. 15, 1955, the son of the late Thomas David & Jean Carolyn Acorn Sayer. He was a sales contractor.

Survivors include a daughter, Colby Jean Anne Sayer, Ackworth; a brother, Danny Sayer, Jesup; a sister, Dana Jones, Douglas; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. today at the Deberry Baptist Church. Burial will be held in the Bethany Church Cemetery near Ambrose. -- Sims Funeral Home.

Till Ponder

Till Ponder, 75, of 4636 Barbara Hester Road, passed away on Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today at Mt. Vienna A.M.E. Church with Rev. Eugene Foster, pastor, and Bishop Willie C. Brown officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery. -- Stevens Funeral Home.