Mary Helen Edelbroich Dixon
Mary Helen Edelbroich Dixon, 88, of Quitman passed away Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007, at her residence after a lenghty illness. She was born in Covington, Ky., to Frederick Lawrence and Bernadine Goldenberke Edelbroich. As a resident of Quitman for over 50 years, Mrs. Dixon was a homemaker and member of St. John’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Marilyn Willis and Michael of Valdosta; son and daughter-in-law Dr. Albert Vernon Dixon, Jr. and Mary Joyce of Hiawassee, Ga.; four grandchildren, Tom (Darla) Lovett, Al Dixon, Robert DIxon, and Andy Dixon; two great grandchildren, Thomas and Timothy Lovett, and a host of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, at 10 a.m. In St. John’s Catholic Church with Fr. John O’Brien officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Quitman. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a rosary service at 6 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. John’s Catholic Church or their charity of choice. Condolences to the family may be conveyed on the obituary page at www.maxwellmillerfuneralhome.com. — Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home.
Marene Hutchinson Carter
Marene Hutchinson Carter, 81, of Brooks County passed away Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at South Georgia Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Born on Dec. 24, 1925, in Brooks County, she was the daughter of the late Robert “Bud” and Carrie Hutchinson. She was a lifelong resident of Brooks County. Mrs. Carter was a homemaker and a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a member of Welcome Hill Church of Christ.
She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Coney Lee Carter of Brooks County; four sons, Bobby (Jeanette) Carter of Brooks County, Raymond (Lisa) Carter of Moultrie, Vernon (Barbara) Carter of Brooks County, Melvin Carter of Brooks County; daughter in-law, Freida Carter Mitchell of Brooks County; 12 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and a loving niece Linda Gibson. She was preceded in death by one son, Jerome W. Carter; two brothers, Letha Hutchinson and Cleon Hutchinson; and one sister, Ella Mae Ellenberg.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at the Welcome Hill Church of Christ with Mr. Jerry Herring officiating. Pallbearers are Michael Carter, Chad Carter, Jason Carter, Josh Carter, Darren Martin, Shan Adams, Bleau Crawford, and Karey Faircloth. Mrs. Carter will lie in state from 1 p.m. until service time in the church. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be conveyed on the obituary page at www.mclanefuneralservices.com. — Carson McLane Funeral.
G. B. Waters
G. B. Waters, 87, lifelong resident of Valdosta, died on Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at his residence after a lengthy illness. Born on Sept. 29, 1919, in Valdosta, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Waters, Sr. He served his country in the United States Army during World War II in the European Theater of Operations. He loved to work and worked every day of his life. Mr. Waters was a farmer, very active in planting crops, gardens and livestock. He was the owner and operator of Waters Garage for many years.
Survivors include his wife, Fae Waters of Valdosta; grandsons, Derrick Waters and Jason Waters of West Palm Beach, Fla.; stepchildren, Bobby Lee Jr. and Susanna Sutton and Brad Sutton; step grandchildren, Jason Sutton and Brittaney Sutton of San Angelo, Texas; and a nephew, Marvin Byrd of Atlanta. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Gladys Waters, sons, Gerald Waters and Rob Waters and sisters, Ola Moore and Kathleen Byrd.
Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home with the Rev. Gene Wisehart officiating. Burial will follow at Cat Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1925 Century Blvd., NE, Suite 10, Atlanta, Ga., 30345-3315. Condolences to the family may be conveyed on the obituary page at www.mclanefuneralservices.com. — Carson McLane Funeral Home
Iona Stalvey Boyette
Iona Stalvey Boyette, 86, of Valdosta, died on Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, at South Georgia Medical Center after an extended illness. Born in Howell, Ga., on Aug. 13, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Oren and Nora Estelle Swilley Stalvey and lived in the Valdosta area most of her life. Mrs. Boyette was an active member in the Garden Club of Valdosta and earlier in her life enjoyed playing bridge with her friends. Not having any children of her own, she doted on many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. She loved gardening and cooking for others. She was a member of First Baptist Church and Joy Fidelis Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Boyette is survived by her devoted husband, Alva J. Boyette with whom she celebrated 67 years of marriage; three sisters-in-law, Sally Touchton Boyette of Valdosta, Amanda Boyette Love of Alpharetta, and Audrey Hightower Stalvey of Jacksonville, Fla.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was also preceded in death by her brother, William Franklin Stalvey, sisters and brother-in-law, Irene and Buron Dampier, Mary Stalvey Webb, brothers-in-law, Harmon Boyette, Charlie Boyette, J. T. Boyette, and a sister-in-law, Alma Eason Johnson.
Funeral services will be 11a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home with Dr. Phil West, the Rev. Mac Weaver and the Rev. Jim Schappaugh officiating. Burial will follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. 1292, Albany, Ga., 31702 or First Baptist Church, 200 West Central Ave., Valdosta, Ga., 31601. Condolences to the family may be conveyed on the obituary page at www.mclanefuneralservices.com. — McLane Funeral Home
Tracey Rene Taylor
Tracey Rene Taylor, 40, of Hahira passed away on Saturday morning, Feb. 3, 2007, after injuries sustained in an automoblie accident near Hahira. She was born in Hahira to Martha Johnson Smith and the late Clay A. Smith and had lived in Lowndes County most of her life. Mrs. Taylor attended the Hahira Church of God.
She is survived by five brothers and sister-in-laws Tony and Vicky Smith of Adel, Randy Smith of Coolidge, Ga., Keith and Stacy Smith of Atlanta, David and Nancy Smith of Boston, Ga., Darryl and Patti Smith; one sister Vivian Smith of Thomasville; and two sons Robert “Bobby” Taylor and Thomas Trenton Taylor both of Hahira.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, in the Valdosta chapel of Music Funeral Services, with burial to follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends Monday from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Sympathy may be expressed on line at www.musicfuneralservices.com. — Music Funeral Services, Valdosta.
Viva McGeachy Engle
Viva McGeachy Engle, 86, of Gainesville, Ga., died Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center, Lanier Park Campus, following a brief illness. She was born on Nov. 20, 1920, in Arcadia, Florida to the late William Archie and Henry Etta Evans McGeachy.
She is survived by her son, Oliver A. Toole, IV and his wife Nancy of Gainesville; two sisters, Jean McGeachy Binder and her husband, George of Aransas Pass, Texas, and Alice McGeachy Osborn of Valdosta; eight nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Mrs. Engle is preceded in death by two husbands, Oliver Alexander Toole, Jr. and Jerry Engle, a daughter, Linda Adair Engle.
Memorial services will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, 2007, at 2 p.m. in the Carson McLane Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 1:30 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Interment of cremains will be in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Condolences to the family may be conveyed on the obituary page at www.mclanefuneralservices.com. — Carson McLane Funeral Home.
JoAnn White, 57, of Lakeland passed away at her home on Friday, Feb. 2, 2007, after a lenghty illness. She was born to the late Joseph M. White and Lenonia (Bennett) White in Lanier Count, where she spent most of her life. She was a member of the AARP and the Lakeland Church of God.
She is survived by her husband Joe White Sr. of Lakeland; sister, Francis Lott of Valdosta; two brothers, JR Roberts and Johnny Bennett both of Tucson, Ark.; four sons, Joe White, Jr. of Lakeland, Mickey White of Live Oak, Fla., Stacy White of Lady Smith, Va. and Levi White of Lakeland; and ten grandchildren.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2007, in the Lakeland Church of God with the Rev. Bob Holland officiating. Sympathy may be expressed on line at www.musicfuneralservices.com. — Music Funeral Services, Lakeland.
Mamie Bennett Goff
Mamie Bennett Goff, 92, of Sparks, passed away at the Memorial Convalcscent Center on Feb. 2, 2007, after a short illness. She was born Nov. 23, 1914, in Cook County, where she lived most of her life, to the late Robert “Rob” Rasmond Bennett and Mary Samantha Stephens Bennett. Mrs. Goff was a member of the Holiness faith and was a homemaker.
She is survived by one sister, Martha Connell of Lenox; two sons and daughters-in-law, Jimmy and Linda Goff of Sparks and Charles and Linda Goff of Adel; one daughter and son-in-law, Hazel and Lamar White of Sparks; grandchildren, Brenda and Johnny Smith of Nashville, Ray and Linda Rowan of Sparks, Cindy Arnold of Valdosta, and Danny Kelly of Tifton; great-grandchildren, Candis Moore and Kenny Smith, both of Nashville, Rachel Goff of Valdosta, Samantha Guthrie of Adel, Robbie Rowan and Gary Rowan, both of Sparks, Michael Jenkins of Texas, Timmie Smith of Moultrie, Jasmine Kelly of Tifton; and several great-great grandchildren. She was proceded in death by her husband, Author Daniel “Doss” Goff.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at the chapel of Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home Hwy 41-S with the Rev. Freddie Stone, the Rev. Johnny Smith, and the Rev. Donnie Sloan officiating. Interment will follow at Pine Grove Church Cemetery in Berrien County. Visitation will be tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home Hwy 41-S. — Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home.
James Edward Clark
James Edward Clark, 69, of Newton, formerly of Omega, passed away at his residence on Feb. 2, 2007. He was born in Colquitt County on Aug. 28, 1937, to James Fletcher Clark and Jewell Clyde Hawkins Clark. Mr. Clark was a Baptist, a veteran and an IHOP restaurant manager.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Screws Clark; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Craig and Katie Clark of Lake Park and Kyle Clark of Adel; one daughter Alesia Clark of Valdosta; stepsons and daughter-in-laws Lee and Kim Daniel of Albany and Scott and Kristan Daniel of Dawson; brothers, Harvey and Versie Clark of Moultrie, Lloyd and Barbara Clark of Norman Park; sisters, Edna Murphy of Moultire, Mrtyle Warren Whittington of Tifton, and Maydean Baker and husband Lloyd of Omega; five grandchildren, Abigail, Reid, and Wyatt Daniel all of Albany, Lane and Laiken Daniel both of Dawson. He was preceded in death by a brother, Horace Clark, and a sister, Evelyn Donald Stephens.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Feb. 5, 2007, at Baker Funeral Home Chapel in Moultrie with Brad Baker as the officiating minister. Interment will follow at Leila Cemetery in Omega. Casketbearers will include David Clark, Clark Murphy, Ernest Donald, Wayne Baker, Danny Warren, and Paul Clark. Visitation will be today from 5-7 p.m. — Baker Funeral Home.
Mrs. Virginia Gracia-Cruz, 85, of Adel passed away Feb. 2, 2007, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 1p.m. at Purvis Funeral Home with Rev. Nelson Acosta officiating. Interment will follow at Wilkes Cemetery. — Purvis Funeral Home.
Blanche V. Smith
Mrs. Blanche V. Smith, 79, of Valdosta, formerly of Adel, passed away Thursday, Feb.1, 2007, at Lakehaven Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at Purvis Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Blair officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn City Cemetery. — Purvis Funeral Home.
William F. Cason
The Rev. William F. Cason, 75 of Dixie passed away Monday, March 10, 2014 at his residence.
Alfornza Goins Sr.
Mr. Alfornza Goins Sr., age 62 of Quitman, Ga., passed away on Monday, March 10, 2014 at his residence in Quitman.
Judy C. Dozier
Judy C. Dozier, 54, of Morven, died on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at Archbold Medical Center following a brief illness.
Mrs. Mary Cofield, 81, of Sparks, Ga., passed away Monday, March 10, 2014 at Cook Senior Living Center in Adel, Ga.
Barbara Jean Pipkins Bailey
Barbara Jean Pipkins Bailey, 80, of Lake Park, passed away Monday, March 10, 2014.
Linda Wright Singletary
Mrs. Linda Wright Singletary, 65, passed away Sunday, Mar. 9, 2014 at her daughter’s residence in Lakeland, following an extended illness.
Joe Mack Giddens
Joe Mack Giddens, 62, of Valdosta, Ga., passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at Shands Hospital.
Charles H. Mathis
Charles H. Mathis, longtime pastor in Marion County, Fla., passed away March 7, 2014 surrounded by family. He was 75 years old.
Marimikel Tucker Johnson
Marimikel Tucker Johnson, 65, of Valdosta died Saturday, March 8, 2014 at South Georgia Medical Center.
Kathleen Mildred May
Kathleen Mildred May, 86, of Nashville, died Friday March 7, 2014 in the South Georgia Medical Center Berrien Campus.
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