Valdosta Daily Times

Obituaries

October 31, 2012

Mittie Lane McCorvey  

VALDOSTA — One month after celebrating her 94th birthday, Mittie Lane McCorvey departed this life for an eternity of joy and celebration with her Creator and Savior. Born Sept. 28, 1918 in Lake City, Fla., to Ralph Benjamin Lane and Ethel Zeigler Lane, Mittie Lou, as she was called by her parents and friends, was the eldest of their five children. Two sisters, Mary Remmie Lane McCall, Lake Park, Ga., and Helen Lane Elder of Sebring, Fla., survive from her original family.

Mittie Lou McCorvey taught in Georgia public schools in the Hobby School (rural Turner County), Warwick, Sylvester, Irwinville, Sycamore, and Lake Park, for more than 30 years before her retirement in 1982. She viewed teaching as a calling from God, and she humbly yet proudly would say she was a teacher, not an educator. During her career, her efforts positively affected the lives of countless South Georgia children, long since grown into adulthood.

A Christian since early in her life, Mrs. McCorvey went quietly about providing a Godly example for her family and friends, making the world a better place for all with whom she came into contact and leaving a legacy of love and dedication to God, family, and country. She remained active in the Retired Teachers organization in Lowndes and Tift Counties and the United Methodist Women at Lake Park Methodist Church and Tifton First United Methodist Church for as long as her health allowed. A charter member and founder of the Lake Park Historical Society as well as the planning committee of the Lake Park Centennial, Mittie Lou valued the heritage of the United States and particularly her south Georgia childhood home.

Mrs. McCorvey is survived by her three children and their spouses, June King (Wilton) of Rochelle; Gary McCorvey (Betty) of Chula; and Deborah Gleaton (Jack) of Leesburg; as well as four grandchildren, Kyle King (Susan) of Hampton; Martiele McCorvey Pickle of Bainbridge, and Jackson and Benjamin Gleaton of Leesburg; and five great-grandchildren: Elizabeth and Thomas King and Mackenzie, Shelton, and Mallory Pickle.

The family will receive friends at McLane Lakewood Funeral Services, 3119 West Marion Avenue, U.S. Highway 41, Lake Park, GA 31636, at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012, with services to begin at that location at 1:30 p.m. with interment in Lake Park Cemetery immediately thereafter, beside the resting place of her beloved brother Ralph Benjamin Lane, Jr., who gave his life serving the United States in World War II.

The family requests that NO FLOWERS be sent, but donations may be made in Mittie Lane McCorvey’s memory to Coastal Plain CASA (P.O. Box 2587), Patticake House (P.O. Drawer 1169), and Ruth’s Cottage (P.O. Box 2727), all located in Tifton, Georgia 31793 and all of which serve the children and mothers of Irwin, Tift, Turner, and Worth Counties. — McLane Funeral Services of Lake Park and Lowe’s Funeral Home of Helena has charge of the arrangements.

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Roberta Clegg10001.jpg Roberta L. Clegg

    Roberta L. Clegg, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • L.V. Vann

    L.V. Vann, 89, of Lake Park, died on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at South Georgia Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

    April 22, 2014

  • J.C. (Sprig) Carter

    J.C. (Sprig) Carter was born in Echols County, Ga., on March 24, 1924 to the late James Stephen and Essie Corbett Carter.

    April 22, 2014

  • Marlin Drexel Roberson

    Marlin Drexel Roberson, 78, of Alapaha, died Monday April 21, 2014 in the Golden Living Center in Tifton.

    April 22, 2014

  • Walter Loyd Martin

    Mr. Walter Loyd Martin, 94, of Adel, Ga., passed away April 22, 2014 at his home.

    April 22, 2014

  • Robert Lee “Sonny” Hamilton

    Robert Lee “Sonny” Hamilton, Jr., 77, of Mount Vernon, Ga.,  passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at the Langdale Hospice House in Valdosta, GA.

    April 22, 2014

  • Mattie Lou Furney

    Mrs. Mattie Lou Furney, 89 of Quitman, Ga., passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Presbyterian Home Quitman.

    April 22, 2014

  • Jeff T. Griffin

    Mr. Jeff T. Griffin, 59, of Cecil, Ga., passed away April 22, 2014 at his residence.

    April 22, 2014

  • Drexel Roberson

    Drexel Roberson, 78, of Alapaha, died Monday April 21, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Tifton.

    April 21, 2014

  • Mattie Lou Furney

    Mrs. Mattie Lou Furney, 89 of Quitman, Ga., passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Presbyterian Home Quitman.

    April 21, 2014

Top News
Poll

Given the amount of rain recently, what's your favorite “rain” song?

Singing in the Rain
Purple Rain
Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
November Rain
Rainy Night in Georgia
Other
     View Results