Alan Dozier, 25, of Adel, died on Wednesday, July 19, 2006, from injuries sustained in an accident.
He was born in Hahira on Sept. 15, 1980, the son of Judy Carol Evans and William Ben Dozier Jr. Alan was employed with Truck Accessories of Valdosta and he greatly enjoyed racing go carts with his brothers and friends at Valdosta Carting Complex.
Survivors are his fiancee, Crystal Hall of Adel; a son, Jacob Dozier of Adel; his parents, Ben and Judy Dozier of Morven; brother, Ben Dozier of Adel; brother and sister-in-law, Matt and Deanna Dosier of Hahira, nieces and nephews, Maranda Dozier of Hahira, Tyler Dozier of Morven, Katie and Jordan Jones of Adel, Darrion Cameron, Dakota Blankenship and Garrett Rhodes of Valdosta; paternal grandmother, Rita Dozier of Valdosta, maternal grandmother, Ruby Baker of Hahira, maternal grandfather, C. W. Evans of Valdosta; special friends, Travis Norris and Mark Spells. Alan was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, William Ben Dozier Sr., father-in-law, Martin Hall, and brother, Christopher Dozier.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Martin-McLane Funeral Home. The Rev. Luther Dozier will officiate. Burial will be at Friendship Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home this evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Condolences may be conveyed on the obituary page at www.mclanefuneralservices.com. — Carson McLane Funeral Home.
Ernestine Gibbs, 80, died July 17, 2006, at SE Health System Service Type.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 22, 2006, at 11 a.m. at First Friendship Baptist Church, 1010 Lee St. Pastor D. Williams will be officiating, with burial in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Folkston. The family will receive friends today at Brunswick Funeral Home from 7-8 p.m. The procession will leave from 506 Albermarie St.
Mrs. Ernestine Gibbs was a native of Folkston. She attended public school in Folkston. She moved to Brunswick and became a faithful member of Friendship Baptist Church.
Survivors are sons, Charles Edwards (Brunswick), Ernest Edwards (Callahan, Fla.), Robert Edwards (Atlanta), Kent Edwards (Jacksonville, Fla.); daughters, Betty Edwards (Brunswick), Jeannie Locket (Jacksonville, Fla.), Gloria Hobbs (Brunswick), Bobbie Wright (Kathleen), Joyce Lewis (Valdosta); sisters, Barbara Moody (Zephyrhills, Fla.), Rilla Delain (Tampa, Fla.); 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends. — Harrington Funeral Home Inc..
Lyda Jean Hughes Bennett
Lyda Jean Hughes Bennett, 69, of Crawfordville, died Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at University Hospital in August.
Born Sept. 12, 1936, in Lowndes County, Mrs. Hughes was the daughter of the late John Hughes and the late Mary Helen Green Ellington. She was a homemaker, a member of Sardis Baptist Church and founder of Christmas in Dixie, which was held each season from 1982 to 1997 in Crawfordville.
Mrs. Hughes is survived by her husband, Earl W. Bennett of Crawfordville; two daughters and sons-in-law, Emily and June Rutherford of Crawfordville and Judy Gentry and David Skinner of Crawfordville; four sons and two daughters-in-law, Steve Bennett of Valdosta, Joe Bennett of Madison, Greg and Shirley Bennett of Fort Valley, and Ken and Hope Bennett of Madison; two sisters, Leona Stanley of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mary Ruth Weaver of Orlando, Fla.; four brothers, John W. Hughes of Live Oak, Fla., George W. Hughes of Nashville, Bennie Ellington of Milledgeville, and Bill Ellington of Crawfordville; and 18 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2006, at Carter Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m to 10:45 a.m. that morning at Sardis Baptist Church. — Lovein Funeral Home.
Felton Lewis Allen II
On Aug. 27, 1983, God blessed with the birth of a little boy, Felton Lewis Allen II. His parents along with their families were filled with happiness. Papa, as he was affectionately called, would be “all boy.” He enjoyed a childhood filled with love and family devotion. Often times he and his cousins would debate about who was the favorite child, and of course Papa thought he was. Certainly he was the pride and joy of his grandmothers and most times had both of them “wrapped around his finger.” His grandfathers, Clyde Allen and W.C. McCloud, preceded him in death.
Felton II attended public schools in Hamilton County where he was active in sports, noted as the best dressed boy, and he was a friend to all.
His family realized that Felton’s Christian education was as important as any other, and they became members of Mount Olive Baptist Church. On April 30, 1993, he was baptized at Mount Olive Baptist Church by Rev. Francis. Felton was active in the Youth Department as a faithful member of the Sunday school and the Youth Choir.
Felton departed this life on Sunday morning, July 16, 2006.
Keeping Papa’s memory forever: his stepfather and mother, Rev. and Mrs. Dwight and Jacqueline Pollock; father, Felton Allen; children, Kelton and Kayla Allen; grandmothers, Annie Grace Allen-Bailey and Eloise McCloud; brothers, Daphedron Allen, Malcolm Pollock and Christopher Allen; aunts, Connie Alleyne, Annie Laura Allen, Gloria Nelson, Gwendolyn (Arnold) Neal, Mary and Martha McCloud, Judy (Steve) Lola, Sandra McCloud, Stephanie (Harry) Campbell, Janice Rentz, Teressa Hicks and Marilyn Johnson; uncles, Charlie Lawry, Eugene (Tonya) McCloud, Stan McCloud and John (Amerie) McCloud; great-aunts, Bernice Gunsby, Geneva Davis, Laura Mae (James) Owens, Carrie Lee Rollins, Flossie (Charlie) Dozier, Laura Rollins, Catherine Allen, Lee Edna Boykins, Altamese and Mattie Allen; great-uncles, Pete (Lillie) McCloud, Lucious Allen and Jack (Mary Ann) Rollins; special friend, Tiffany McNeil; a multitude of cousins, the Pollock family and so many friends. — Charles T. Hall Funeral Home.
Dale A. Bennett
Dale A. Bennett, 47 of Howell, died on Saturday, July 15, 2006, in Jasper, Fla., from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born on Nov. 18, 1958, in Bass, Maine, he was the son of Mary Frances Short Bennett and the late William Edward Bennett Jr. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors are his wife, Patricia Diane Phillips Bennett of Howell; sons, William Travis Bennett of Illinois; son, Trinity Aaron Bennett of Valdosta; daughter, Anna Marie Bennett of Lake Park; son, William Edward Bennett, III of Howell and daughter, Constance Dale Bennett also of Howell; 7 grandchildren; his mother, Mary Frances Short Bennett and two brothers, Michael Bennett and David Bennett, all of West Virginia.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2006, in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home with the Rev. Wesley Barrentine officiating. Burial will be at the Cemetery Hill Cemetery in Russellville, West Virginia. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. this evening at the Carson McLane Funeral Home. Condolences to the family may be conveyed on the obituary page at www.mclanefuneralservices.com. — Carson McLan Funeral Home.
Harold D. Atkins
Mr. Harold D. Atkins, 56, of Lawrenceville, passed away on Tuesday, July 18, 2006.
Mr. Atkins was born on Aug. 9, 1949, in Lowndes County. He was a 1967 graduate of Lowndes County High School, where he was the team captain of the high school football team. He was a supervisor at Jefferson Smurfit Company in Stone Mountain. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and brother. He was a “Super Dad” and grandfather. He will be greatly missed.He is survived by his wife of 33 years, Mrs. Jackie Atkins of Lawrenceville; sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Amber Atkins of Lawrenceville, John and Amy Atkins of Kennesaw; granchildren, Christian Atkins and Caleb Atkins; brothers and sisters-in-law, Gene and Hazel Atkins of Lake Park, James and Sylvia Atkins of Lake Park, Billy Atkins of Jacksonville, Fla., Freddy and Marie Atkins of Lakeland; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Billy McGowan of Valdosta; mother-in-law Helen Gaskins of Hahira,; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Terri and Tony Walker of Valdosta; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Wayne and Cathy Gaskins of Naylor; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2006, at 2 p.m. in the chapel of Flanigan Funeral Home with the Rev. Matthew Martin officiating. The family will receive friends at the fuenral home on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Annandale Village, 3500 Annandale Lane, Suwanee, Ga., 30024 in memory of Mr. Harold Atkins. Arrangements are being made by Junior E. Flanigan of Flanigan Funeral Home and Crematory. — Flanigan Funeral Home, Buford.
Lillian Lucille Morris
Lillian Lucille Morris, 85, of Nashville died Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at his residence.
Born Oct. 17, 1920, in Ware County, she was the daughter of Elmer W. Futch and Zuma Thigpen, both of whom preceded her in death. She was a homemaker and a member of Assembly of God. She was the widow of James Raymond Morris, who died in 2001.
Survivors are four daughters, Jeanette Barnes, Perrine, Fla., Betty Rusk, Naples, Fla., Joyce Sylvia, Leesburg, Fla., Donna Morris, Eullis, Texas; a son, Danny Morris, Adel; five sisters, Vivian King, Bartow, Fla., Marion Sylvia, Sebastian, Fla., Jeanne Solt, Pinecrest, Fla., Esther Shepard, Gainesville, Carolyn Koons, Miami Lakes, Fla.; three brothers, Hugh Futch, Merritt Island, Fla., James Futch, Phoenix, Ariz., Carl Futch, San Pedro, Costa Rica; and 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, James R. “Bud” Morris, who died in 2002, and a grandson.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 23, 2006, at the Chapel of Lovein Funeral Home, with the Rev. Raymond Cason officiating.
Interment is at Nashville Memorial Gardens. Visitation is Saturday after 4 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 7-9 p.m. at Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville. — Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville.
Edna Lenora Burkhalter
Edna Lenora Burkhalter, 88, of Valdosta, passed away Tuesday July 18, 2006, in South Georgia Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Mrs. Burkhalter was born June 18, 1918, in Toombs County to Eddie and Irene (Keel) Parker. She lived in Valdosta for most of her life and was a member of Grace Baptist Church. Her husband, Ancil Burkhalter, and sister, Ailene Tomlinson, preceded her in death.
Survivors include: five daughters and son-in-law, Linda and Robert Fletcher of Valdosta, Betty Frazier of Valdosta, Barbara and P.J. Daniels of Valdosta, Nancy King of Naylor, and Kay and Ricky Carter of Valdosta; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and Roy Harris of Valdosta; brother and sister-in-law, Philmore and Louise Parker of Prosperity, S.C.; and friend and caregiver Joann Pryor of Valdosta.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today in the Valdosta chapel of Music Funeral Services with burial following in Swilley Hill Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed online at www.musicfuneralservices.com. Music Funeral Services, Valdosta, is serving the Burkhalter family. — Music Funeral Services.
Leslie (Papa) Roe Davis Sr.
Leslie (Papa) Roe Davis Sr., 90, of Valdosta, died on Wednesday, July 19, 2006, at his residence after a lengthy illness. Born on February 4, 1916, in Mobile, Ala., he was the son of the late Henry Taylor and Ida Irene Davis. Mr. Davis was a self-employed jeweler for 39 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. From 1955 to 1960, he served two terms on the Valdosta City Council and was president of the Boys Club in 1960. He loved his family, had many friends and was an avid golfer, gardener and fisherman. He was fondly known as “Paw Paw,” “Papa” and “Papa D.” He was a member of Northside Baptist church.
Survivors are his wife, Mary Helen Davis of Valdosta; children, Leslie R., Jr. and Margie Davis, Charles E. (Eddy) and Pam Davis and Lu Ann Powell all of Valdosta; grandchildren, Bucky Davis of Kathleen, Becky (Jody) Platt of Lake Park, Amanda Corbin of Valdosta, Laura (Tom) Pritchett of Tifton, Charles (Bubba) Davis, Leslie Nicole (Adam) Steel, Kristin (Dusty) Edwards and Rebekah Powell all of Valdosta; great grandchildren, Christian Davis of Kathleen, Autumn and Addison Platt of Lake Park, Gwyneth Elisa Steel and Weston Edwards both of Valdosta; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Norman and Robin Bennett of Hahira; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marjorie and Ernest McDonald of Valdosta, Carolyn and Huey Manges of Lake Park, Louise B. and John Leonetti of St. Augustine, Fla., LaVerne and Wade Jackson of Valdosta; sister-in-law, Ruby Davis of Altoona, Ala., and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a daughter and son-in-law, Martha and Len Morgan and two grandchildren, Richi and Micki Morgan.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 22, 2006, in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Willis and Rev. S.G. Folsom officiating. Burial will follow in Friendship Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 3- 4 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Boys Ranch, the Boys Club, Hospice of South Georgia or charity of choice. Condolences to the family may be conveyed on the obituary page at www.mclanefuneralservices.com. — Carson McLane Funeral Home.
Dorothy Morgan Mackey
Dorothy Morgan Mackey, of Valdosta, died on Thursday, July 20, 2006, at her home. Born in Metter, she was the daughter of the late William A. and Kate Eubanks Morgan. She was a member of First United Methodist Church. Mrs. Mackey was involved in numerous civic and cultural activities throughout her life.
Survivors are her daughter and son-in-law, Ellen and Jimmy Dewar of Valdosta, her sons and daughters-in-law, Mac and Susan Mackey of Valdosta, William and Pam Mackey of Valdosta; grandchildren, Lee and Brandi Mackey, Elizabeth and Jonathan Burns, Mary Catherine Mackey, Jackie and Mary Oliver and Maxwell Oliver all of Valdosta; four great grandchildren, Mac and Morgan Mackey, Howell and Berkley Burns of Valdosta; her sister, Eleanor Howard of Valdosta. She was preceded in death by her husband, Berkley Mackey and a sister, Ruthie Sherman.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2006, at 10 a.m. at Sunset Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Thomas Mason, pastor of First United Methodist Church, will officiate. The family will receive friends at the Carson McLane Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. this evening. Condolences may be conveyed on the obituary page at www.mclanefuneralservices.com. — Carson McLane Funeral Home.
Mary was born to the late Joshua and Essie Mae Goins on Oct. 10, 1915, in Sumter, S.C. To this union seven children were born and upon the death of her mother, she and her siblings were raised by their father Joshua and stepmother Mada. Three more siblings were added to the family upon this union. All nine of her siblings preceded her in death.
She was educated in Sumter, S.C., and the Georgia public school systems. She lived in Valdosta most of her life. She was employed by the Valdosta school system and a contract cleaning company until she retired.
Mary was united in holy matrimony to the late Robert L. Willis and to this union 10 children were born. Upon the death of her husband she later married Willie Summers who also preceded her in death. One son, Eugene Willis, and his wife Louise Willis also preceded her in death.
Mary received Christ at an early age and was a faithful member of Union Baptist Church for more than 50 years. She served faithfully on the Usher Board until her health began to fail.
She leaves to mourn her passing five daughters, Mary Moten (Hardy) and Mae Francis Dykes of Valdosta, Teresa Howard of Cleveland, Ohio, Carnetha Breedlove (Adriane) of Stone Mountain, and Diane Willis-McMillan (Samuel) of Tampa, Fla.; four sons, Lewis Willis (Louise) and Alphonso Willis of Valdosta, Verlyn Willis Sr. (Lois) and Theardis Willis (Valerie) of Atlanta; a devoted sister-in-law, Inez Goins of Sylvester; 47 grandchildren, 88 great-grandchildren, 25 great-great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. at the New Greater Union Ministries Church, and Pastor Wade S. McCrae will officiate. Burial will follow in the Sunset Hill Cemetery. — Harrington Funeral Home Inc.
Justin ‘Bubba’ Vickers
Justin “Bubba” Vickers, 23, of Valdosta, passed away the evening of Wednesday, July 19, 2006, after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle accident.
Justin was born on Sept. 5, 1982, in Lowndes County to Jackie Vickers of Iron City and Kay Luke Register of Valdosta. He was employed by The Scruggs Company and was Baptist by faith. He enjoyed playing basketball with his younger brother Taylor and spending time with the light of his world, Ansley. Justin always enjoyed anything that pertains to cars. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, W.H. Vickers and Betty Jo Johnson.
Along with his parents he is survived by: daughter, Ansley Vickers of Barnesville; twin and sister-in-law, Jason and Melinda Vickers of Valdosta; brother, Taylor Vickers of Valdosta; half brother, Jackie Vickers Jr. of Tallahassee, Fla.; fiancee, Courtney Minyard of Barnesville; maternal grandparents, Colin and Diane Luke of Valdosta; maternal great grandparents, Marvin and Mavis Gavin of Suisun, Calif.; uncles and aunts, Donnie and Charlotte Bailey of Hahira, Blake and Pam Cox of Valdosta, Doug and Lisa Vickers of Bainbridge, Harold and Reita Vickers of Bainbridge, Elizabeth and Allen Snellgroove of Ashford, Ala., Sharon and Keith McLendon of Brinson, Bobby and Cheryl Vickers of Reynoldsville, Betty and Henry McClendon of S.C.; and a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 22, 2006, at 2 p.m. in the Valdosta Chapel of Music Funeral Services with Donnie Bailey Jr. and Harold Vickers officiating. Burial will follow in the Camp Ground Cemetery in Morven. The family will receive friends tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Sympathy to the family may be expressed online at www.musicfuneralservices.com. Music Funeral Services, Valdosta, is serving the Vickers family. — Music Funeral Services
Funeral services for Mrs. Inez Capell, age 87, of Nashville, will be Sunday, July 23, 2006, at 3 p.m. at Emanuel Baptist Church, MLK Drive, Nashville. Interment will be Eastview Cemetery, Nashville. — Lane Memorial Chapel Inc. of Adel.
Mr. Bobby Patterson passed this life Tuesday, July 18, 2006, at Northview Hospital in Miami, Fla. Funeral arrangements are incomplete but will be announced later. — Godfrey Funeral Home LLC.
James Smith Sr.
Funeral services for Mr. James Smith Sr., age 72, of Adel will be Saturday, July 22, 2006, at 3 p.m., Holy Community, 505 W. Seventh St., Adel. Visitation will be today at Lane Memorial Chapel. Interment will be at Adel Cemetery. — Lane Memorial Chapel Inc. of Adel.
Mr. James Smith Sr. , 70, of Adel died Thursday at Tift Regional Medical Center. Funeral services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home chapel with the Rev. Ben Smith and the Rev. Robert Lawrence officiating. Interment is at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home, Highway 41 South.
Alonzo Ezra Wesley
Alonzo Ezra Wesley, 33, of Alapaha, died Saturday, July 15, 2006, in Berrien County from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Funeral services will be at noon Saturday, July 22, 2006, at the House of Deliverance Holiness Church, located on Old Florida Road in Willacoochee, with the Rev. Harvey Williams , pastor, and Prophet Lester Harris, officiating. Burial will follow in West Fletcher Cemetery in Alapaha. — Black and Son Funeral Home, Nashville.
Kathleen Mildred May
Kathleen Mildred May, 86, of Nashville, died Friday March 7, 2014 in the South Georgia Medical Center Berrien Campus.
Arvella Fern Brewer
Arvella Fern Brewer, 80, of Valdosta, passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014.
Judy Belinda Yancey Scarborough
Mrs. Judy Belinda Yancey Scarborough, 50 of Summerville, GA., formerly of Lenox passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Floyd Medical Center in Rome, Ga.
Arvella Fern Brewer
Arvella Fern Brewer, 80, of Valdosta, passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014, at Langdale Hospice House after a lengthy illness.
Charles Crisp Glover Jr.
Charles Crisp Glover Jr., age 83, of 1790 Tom Odum Rd., Vidalia, died at St. Joseph Candler Hospital, Savannah, Thursday, March 6, 2014.
Martha Tillman Quinn
Mrs. Martha Tillman Quinn, 76, of Ocala, Florida, formerly of Adel, Georgia, passed away March 6, 2014 at her home.
James (Jim) Country Johnston
James (Jim) Country Johnston, 64, of Valdosta died Thursday, March 6, 2014 at Baptist Village in Lake Park from complications of multiple myeloma.
Dorothy Elizabeth Carter
Mrs. Dorothy Elizabeth Carter, 93, of Quitman passed away March 4, 2014 at the Presbyterian Home.
Ella Mae Castleberry
Mrs. Ella Mae Castleberry, 87, of Valdosta, passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Fla.
Funeral services for Ms. Constance Williams of Valdosta, Ga., will be held on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 1:30 PM at Crossing Jordan Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. Ronnie Mathis, Eulogist.
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