Valdosta Daily Times


December 6, 2005

Obituaries for Thursday, July 21

Lela Moore Allen

LAKELAND -- Lela Moore Allen, 91, of Lakeland passed away Tuesday morning, July 19, 2005, in the Lakeland Villa Convalescent Center after a lengthy illness. She was born in Lowndes County on Jan. 15, 1914, to the late John and Willie Moore. Mrs. Allen had a love for flowers, she enjoyed caring for them until declining health forced her to stop. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Hansel Allen.

Survivors include five daughters and sons-in-law, Bernice Conine,Lakeland, Hazel Scarbough, Lakeland, Virginia Mathis, Homerville, Peggy and Frank Cannon, Ray City, Geraldine and Raymond BennettStockton; 17 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; 17 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Friday, July 22, 2005, in the chapel of Music Funeral Services with the Rev. Austin DeLoach officiating. Burial will follow in Good Hope Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Sympathy can be expressed online at -- Music Funeral Services of Lakeland

Millard P. Brown

VALDOSTA -- MSgt. Millard P. Brown (ret.), 69, of Valdosta died on Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at his residence after a lengthy illness. Born on Nov. 22, 1935, in Wheeler County, he was the son of the late John and Mary Jones Brown. He retired from the Air Force and the Civil Service. Mr. Brown attended Trinity Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Brown of Valdosta, daughters and sons-in-law, Denice and Brent Vickery of Valdosta, Dena and Paul Davis of Byron; stepsons and their wives, Jeff and Judy Bickers, Bill and Libby Bickers, all of Valdosta; eight grandchildren; a brother, Cleon and Shirley Brown of McRae; and a half brother, James Brown of Savannah. He was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.

Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, July 22, 2005, at McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Richard Hart officiating. The family will receive friends on today at the Carson McLane Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, 205 Woodrow Wilson Drive, Valdosta, GA 31602 or Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3501 Bemiss Road, Valdosta, GA 31605. Condolences to the family may be conveyed on the Obituary page at -- Carson McLane Funeral Home

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