Valdosta Daily Times

Obituaries

July 6, 2013

Ken Gaskins

-- — Ken Gaskins, 73, of Naylor passed away on July 5, 2013 as a result of a brief battle with cancer. Ken was born Nov. 16, 1939 along the Alapha River in Berrien County, to Walter Tatem and Beatrice Hodge Gaskins. He grew up in both Georgia and Florida. He was a Baptist by faith. Ken was retired from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union 511 Valdosta, Ga., after thirty four years. He was a volunteer Fireman in the Naylor Fire Department for 20 years. He was also a Naylor City Councilman for eight years; he and his wife Betty worked hard to help establish the playground in Naylor. Ken will be remembered for his compassion for others; when in need, he would help. He will be missed by all. He maintained his sense of humor to the end, but we rest in knowing he no longer labors to breath.

Ken married his wife Betty J. Harris on March 2, 1963. They have been married 50 years. They have two daughters, Valerie K. Sikes & Larry Fountain, Sr. of Howell, Ga., Rhonda L. Kelly and Matthew Kelly of Lake Park Rd.; four grandsons, James Kenneth Sikes and Nicole Armes, James Mitchell Farmer, Larry Wayne Fountain, Jr., and Thomas Brandon Bullard; one great-grandson, Caleb James Farmer and three great-granddaughters, Jaden Brooke Farmer, McKenzie Leigh Sikes and Morgan Jeanelle Sikes. He is also survived by three sisters, Betty and Roger Tumbleston of Eustis, Fla., Imo Jean and J.B. Smith of Sebring, Fla., Juanita Carmeron and Joe Reeves of Leesburg, Fla.; one brother, Lincoln and Janice Gaskins of Alapha, Ga.; five sisters-in-law, Sue Gaskins of Zolfo Springs, Fla., Gwen Gaskins of Wauchula, Fla., Christine Gaskins of N.C., Frances Gaskins, Betty Gaskins and Jeannie Gaskins all of Lake Placid, Fla.; as well as many, many nieces and nephews. Along with Ken’s parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Eula Mae Brown and Emma Lois Adams; and six brothers, Brinston Gaskins, James Gaskins, Jesse Gaskins, Hubert Gaskins, Leo Gaskins & Denzil Gaskins.

The family of Ken Gaskins would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice of South Georgia for their special care.

Funeral services for Mr. Gaskins will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2012 at 2 p.m. in the Carson McLane Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Mike Frazier officiating, Burial will follow at Good Hope Cemetery, Naylor, Ga. The family will receive friends and family on Monday, July 8, 2013 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Carson McLane Funeral Home. Condolences may be conveyed at www.mclanecares.com. — Carson McLane Funeral Home

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • James Dickson.jpg USAF CMSgt (ret) James Laurel ‘Dick’ Dickson

    USAF CMSgt (ret) James Laurel “Dick” Dickson, 80, of Valdosta, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 28, 2014.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Natanie Gjertsen.jpg Natalie J. Gjertsen

    Natalie J. Gjertsen, 78, of Valdosta, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, July 26, 2014.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Griffin.jpg Charles Lamar Griffin

    Charles Lamar Griffin, 70, of Lake Park, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014, at South Georgia Medical Center.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Albert P  McLane.jpg Albert Phillip McLane

    Albert was born in Valdosta, where he spent his childhood with his parents, Carson and Philena McLane, and his three siblings.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • James Lamar Griffin

    James Lamar Griffin, 85, of Adel, passed away July 28, 2014.

    July 30, 2014

  • Linda Sue Spicer

    Linda Sue Spicer, 68, of Nashville, Ga., died Monday, July 28, 2014, at SGMC Berrien Campus.

    July 30, 2014

  • Jack Felton Williams Jr.

    Jack Felton Williams Jr., 77, of Morven, Ga., died Monday, July 28, 2014.

    July 30, 2014

  • Bonnie Gerlock Murajda

    Bonnie Gerlock Murajda, 67, of Bogart, Ga., passed away on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

    July 30, 2014

  • Mother Hazel B. Stacks

    Mother Hazel B. Stacks, was born Jan. 27, 1920, to the late George and Rose Baker in Lowndes County, Ga. She transitioned this life on Sunday, July 27, 2014.

    July 30, 2014

  • Charles Griffin

    Charles Griffin, 70, of Lake Park, passed away Monday, July 28, 2014 in South Georgia Medical Center.

    July 28, 2014

Top News
Poll

Do you agree with the millage rate increases?

Yes. We need to maintain services
No. Services should have been cut.
     View Results