Lamar Travis Wansley
Lamar Travis Wansley, 90, of Athens, Ga., passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, May 30, 2007.
Mr. Wansley was born June 10, 1916, in Carnesville, Ga., to the late Beatrice McCarter Wansley and John Wesley Wansley. He graduated in 1933 from Carnesville High School and was president of his senior class. He attended North Georgia College where, in 1935, he lead the basketball team to a championship by defeating Abraham Baldwin in Woodruff Hall at UGA. As a sophomore he was voted captain of the team and “Best Athlete” at the college. Afterwards he attended the University of Georgia where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and also his ROTC commission as 2nd Lieutenant. In 1938, he married his high school sweetheart, Ruth Roper, and began his career with the Georgia Power Company in Athens.
When Pearl Harbor was bombed in 1941, he was called to service as an original member of the 101st Airborne Division, the Screaming Eagles. He served in all battles of the 101st from D-Day until the war ended in May 1945. He received four bronze stars for gallantry and was promoted to captain during the Battle of Bulge in Bastogne, Belgium. He served as regimental communications officer for the 327th glider infantry division, and his unit was awarded two presidential citations.
After the war, Lamar resumed his career with the Georgia Power Company, one that spanned 41 years and took him from Athens to Atlanta and then to Valdosta, where he served as Vice President until his retirement in 1981.
Throughout his life he served his community in many capacities. He was presented the key to the City of Valdosta in recognition of his leadership and service as Chairman of the Easter Seals Drive, Chairman of the United Way Drive, President of the Lowndes County Bulldog Club, President of the Rotary Club, Trustee of Valdosta State College Foundation, and Board Member of the Boys and Girls Clubs. He was chairman of the Valdosta Chamber of Commerce Industrial Committee and served on the Valdosta Lowndes County Hospital Authority where he was chairman for nine years. He was a loyal member of the Valdosta First United Methodist Church where he served on the administrative board, was chairman of the Finance Committee and president of his Sunday school class.
After his retirement he returned to Athens, becoming a steadfast member of the Athens Rotary Club. He was president of the Tuck Class of Athens First United Methodist Church where he was a member for over 25 years. He also served as a director for the Hospital Authority at Athens Regional Hospital. He was president of the UGA Agriculture Alumni Association and in 1975 was elected to the Athletic Board of the University of Georgia and has remained an emeritus member.
Lamar had a lifelong love for the Bulldogs. In 1929, at the age of 13, he attended the Sanford Stadium dedication ceremony where Georgia defeated Yale 15-0. He became a season ticket holder in 1945 and kept the same seat for over 60 years. In 2002 he was honored by the Georgia Football Lettermen’s Club for his loyal dedication, receiving the “Ole Faithful Dawg” Award. In spite of his occasional pilgrimage to the Gum Log Community for catfish and barbecue, Lamar remained a loyal Athenian who was a credit and a treasure to his community, his state, and his nation.
Lamar is survived by Ruth, his beloved wife of 69 years; his daughter and son-in-law Virginia and Joel Darden of Monroe, Ga.; son Steve Wansley of Valdosta; daughter and son-in-law Candy and Tom Gilliland of Blairsville, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Paige Darden Montague, Shannon Darden Shears, Anne Wansley Jacobs, Stephanie Wansley Avenel, Travis Wansley, Tom Gilliland Jr. and Jason Gilliland; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Athens First United Methodist Church with Dr. Bill Britt and the Rev. Grady Wigley officiating. Interment will be 3 p.m. at Allen United Methodist Church Cemetery in Carnesville, Ga. The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. this evening, June 1, 2007, at Bernstein Funeral Home.
Pallbearers will be Bill Davison, Dr. James McDonald, Herbert Peavy, David Wansley, Richard Wansley and Larry Webb. Honorary pallbearers will be the Tuck Sunday School Class.
Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to Athens First United Methodist Church “Prepare a Place Building Fund,” 327 North Lumpkin St., Athens, Ga. 30601. www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com — Bernstein Funeral Home, Athens, Ga.
Herbert Marshall Courtenay Jr.
Mr. Herbert Marshall Courtenay Jr., 81, lost his battle with cancer on May 30, 2007, at his residence in Valdosta.
Mr. Courtenay was born in Pratt City, Ala., in 1926 and lived in Goodlettsville, Tenn., Jacksonville, Fla., Albany, Ga., Waycross, Ga. and Marietta, Ga. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy.
From 1959 until 1983, he lived in Waycross, where he owned and operated Courtenay Construction Company. Later, he became a consultant to the construction industry in Atlanta, which he enjoyed. Aside from his business interests, he was active in civic affairs, Boy Scouts, the Okefenokee Golf Club and the First Presbyterian Church.
Herb was a self-described “jack-of-all-trades and a master of nothing.” Those who knew him and his able resourcefulness would disagree with that assessment. Largely self educated, he was very aware, observant and knowledgeable. Herb possessed a keen intellect and was interested in many things: music, computers, politics, genealogy, woodworking, golf ... and his favorite “hill country” in north Georgia, eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina to name a few.
Mr. Courtenay was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Ruth Florence Dew Courtenay, to whom he was a steadfast and dedicated caregiver in the last few years of her life.
Mr. Courtenay is survived by his daughter Ceile Dukes and her husband, Gary of Atlanta; his son Dr. Cliff Courtenay and his wife Lynn, of Valdosta; three grandchildren: Mary Courtenay Meyer of Atlanta, Sam Courtenay and Dylan Courtenay of Valdosta; sisters, Mildred Taylor of Nashville, Tenn. and Alice Cherry of San Antonio, Texas; and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
A funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2007, at the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com. — Miles-Odum Funeral Home, Waycross.
Jermiar Terrell Brantley
Jermiar Terrell Brantley of Valdosta passed this life May 27, 2007. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Harrington Funeral Home Chapel. Bishop Wade S. McCrae will officiate. Burial services will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery. — Harrington Funeral Home.
Harry Lee ‘Buddy’ Browning
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Charlie James Bryant
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Ruby L. Hines
Mrs. Ruby L. Hines, 100 passed this life Sunday, May 27, 2007, at her residence at 3948 Sweetwater Dr. in Valdosta. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Metropolitan Baptist Church on Walker Ave. in Memphis, Tenn. Dr. Fred C. Lofton, Pastor Emeritus will officiate. Burial will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, June 4, 2007, in West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery in Memphis, Tenn. — Bin & Son Mid South Funeral Home is handling arrangements in Memphis, Tenn. The family is being assisted locally by Godfrey Funeral Home.
Patricia Howard of Quitman passed this life May 24, 2007. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Bethel AME Church in Quitman. The Rev. Ronnie Averett is Pastor and the Rev. Rodney Irvin will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. — Harrington Funeral Home.
Jeremy Derrod Jones
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Rusty Eugene Purvis
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Bernice Reynolds of Lakeland passed this life May 28, 2007. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2007, at New Bryant Baptist Church. Bishop Otis Calhoun will officiate. Burial will follow in North Cemetery, Dupont, Ga. — Harrington Funeral Home.
Mrs. Dimple Scurry, 75 of Valdosta passed this life Thursday, May 24, 2007, at Lake Haven Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 11 am. Saturday, June 2, 2007, at Miracles of Christ Ministries Church with Dr. Johnny B. Straughter, pastor officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends this evening from 6-7 p.m. at the chapel of Godfrey Funeral Home. — Godfrey Funeral Home.
Ruby Lee Wade
Funeral services for Mrs. Ruby Lee Wade, 35, of Valdosta originally of Morven will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2, 2007, at the Morven School Auditorium in Morven with Bro. Zebedee Moore officiating. Burial will follow in Second Elizabeth Church Cemetery. — Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home of Quitman.
Funeral services for Ms. Yvonne Pettigrew, 46, of Adel will be Saturday, June 2, 2007, at 11 a.m. at Bethel Baptist Church, 506 W. 6th St., Adel, Ga. Visitation will be this evening. Interment will be in Adel Cemetery. — Lane Memorial Chapel Inc. of Adel.
Sister Sarah Owens
Funeral services for Sister Sarah Owens, 77, Adel, will be Saturday, June 2, 2007, at 3 p.m. at the Church of Christ, 503 N. Elm St., Adel. Visitation will be this evening. Interment will be in Adel Cemetery. — Lane Memorial Chapel Inc. of Adel.
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Charles Crisp Glover Jr.
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Martha Tillman Quinn
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Dorothy Elizabeth Carter
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Ella Mae Castleberry
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