The Valdosta Daily Times
Numa Z. Stalvey, 86, of Ray City, Ga., died Sunday, April 14, 2013, at the Rehabilitation Center of South Georgia in Tifton, Ga. She was born on June 11, 1926, in Mercedes, Texas to the late Ben S. and Concepcion Solis Zamora. Mrs. Stalvey was a homemaker and a member of Cat Creek Primitive Baptist Church. She was married to Jack Lane Jr. in Edinburg, Texas and worked at the Hidalgo County, Texas Court House for 20 years. She moved to Valdosta and married Vernon Owen Stalvey in 1973. He died on Aug. 22, 2007, after 34 years of marriage. Mrs. Stalvey worked at Moody Air Force Base as a bookkeeper. She moved to Lake City, Fla., and DeRidder, La., then to Ray City and retired. Mrs. Stalvey loved to read, enjoyed walking, loved to sew and enjoyed gardening. She liked to can and bake and was known for her pecan cake and pound cake.
Mrs. Stalvey is survived by three daughters, Numa J. Garcia of Ray City, Cynthia M. Crews (Sam Crews Jr.) of Douglasville and Jacquline J. Housley of Oklahoma City, Okla.; 12 grandchildren, Roel B. Garcia, Raul E. Garcia, Dianitta E. Williams, Rene A. Garcia, Yanci K. Swenson, Dustin Bertsch, Renea Merchant, Tylor Housley, Jocelyn M. Crews, Janessa V. Crews, Joette W. Crews and Jesse S. Crews; 23 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Owen Stalvey; her daughter, Roseanna Bertsch; her son-in-law, Edwardo Garcia; her grandson, Paul Edwardo Garcia.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Willis officiating. Burial will follow in Cat Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be expressed online at www.mclanecares.com. — Carson McLane Funeral Home