Valdosta Daily Times


January 19, 2007

Obituaries for Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007


Ima Jo Garrett Lang

Ima Jo Garret Lang, 86, of Valdosta, formerly of Omega, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2007, at Valdosta Fellowship Home in Valdosta.

Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, 2007, at Omega Methodist Church, with the Rev. Walter Powell officiating. Interment is at Omega Cemetery. Pallbearers are Jerry Lupo, Tommy Lindsey, Jack Keith, Andy Cox, Larry Willis and Joe Gray.

Born May 15, 1920, in Doerun, Mrs. Lang was the daughter of H.W. Garrett and Josie Lee Prince Garrett, both of whom preceded her in death. A homemaker, she was married to W.L. “Bubba” Lang, who died in 1996. She was a member of Omega Methodist Church.

Mrs. Lang’s father, owner and editor of the Doerun Courier, operated the last newspaper in Georgia in which type was set by hand. Mrs. Garrett’s husband first met her at her father’s print shop when he visited in Doerun seeking tips on running his own weekly newspaper in Omega. They later married. She was instrumental in helping her husband run the Omega News while he was in the Navy during the war and until his retirement from the newspaper after 40 years of operation in 1980.

Survivors are a son, Leighton Lang of Miami, Fla.; and a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Dan Joyner of Valdosta.

A sister, Florence Garrett Wakefield, and two grandsons, Matt Joyner and Leighton Joyner, preceded her in death.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, from 7-9 p.m. at Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals. Sign the online guest registry at — Bowen-Donaldson Home For Funerals.

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Olive Mosher Mason

Olive Mosher Mason, 87, died on Jan. 11, 2007, in Tampa, Fla.

Born Jan. 7, 1920, in Aurora, Ill., she was a resident of Tampa for 32 years. She was a member of Oak Grove United Methodist Church, United Methodist Women, Past Matron of Eastern Star, and had volunteered over 10,000 hours at University Community Hospital Diabetes Care Institute, Tampa, Fla.

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  • Lemuel N. John III

    Lemuel N. John III, Lt. Col. USAF, RET., 85, of Valdosta died at Langdale Hospice House on Monday, April, 14, 2014.

    April 14, 2014

  • OBIT GARDNER, Dottie copy.jpg Dottie Ree Strickland Gardner

    Dottie Ree Strickland Gardner, 96, of Moultrie, Ga., died Monday, April 14, 2014 at Agape Health and Rehabilitation.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Shirley M. Dozier

    Shirley M. Dozier, 87, of Valdosta, formerly of Forsyth, Ga., passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at South Georgia Medical Center.

    April 13, 2014

  • Marjorie Carratt White

    Marjorie Carratt White, 92, of Valdosta died Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Langdale Hospice House.

    April 13, 2014

  • Laran Martin

    Laran Martin, 69, of Nashville died Sunday April 13, 2014 in the Tift Regional Medical Center.

    April 13, 2014

  • OBIT banks pix copy.jpg Lewis L. Banks Sr.

    Mr. Lewis L. Banks Sr., of Columbus, Ga., passed Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at the Columbus Hospice at the age of 91.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • OBIT Knox in uniform 002 copy.jpg Tanner David “Dave” Knox

    Tanner David “Dave” Knox of Hahira passed away on April 11, 2014 at age 86. Dave was born on September 25, 1927, in Citronelle, AL. He grew up in Mobile, AL and attended Old Shell Road Elementary, Barton Academy, Murphy High School and the University of Maryland.

    April 12, 2014 2 Photos

  • Randall Godwin

    Mr. Randall Godwin, 85, of Adel, Georgia, passed away april 11, 2014 at his home.

    April 12, 2014

  • Alpha “Bronson” Williams

    Mr. Alpha “Bronson”  Williams, 85 of Quitman passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Presbyterian Home Quitman.

    April 12, 2014

  • Joseph MacArthur “Mack” McClaine

    Mr. Joseph MacArthur “Mack” McClaine passed away Thursday, Apr. 10, 2014 in the Shands at University of Florida Hospital, Gainesville, Fla., following a short illness.

    April 12, 2014

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