Lillie Mae Bussey Black
Lillie Mae Bussey Black, 90, of Clyattville, departed this life on Saturday, June 24, 2006, at the Presbyterian Home in Quitman.
Mrs. Black was born on May 18, 1916, in the Clayttville area of Lowndes County to the late Joseph Rush Bussey and Hattie Gertrude Anderson Bussey. On March 3, 1940, she married James Edward Black, who preceded her in death. Mrs. Black was a graduate of Clyattville High School and Valdosta State College and was a retired teacher from Clyattville Elementary School, where she taught for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Black were active members of the Clyattville United Methodist Church.
Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Ellis and Aletha Black of Clyattville, Larry and Faye Black of Clyattville, Bruce and Alacia Black of Lake Park; eight grandchildren, Dr. Larry Black of Quitman, Chance Black of Lake Park, Tonya Black Woody of Athens, Rebecca Black Lundy of Faith, N.C., Spencer Black of Perry, Dana Black Rowland of Lake Park, Ferran Black of Echols County and David Black of Charlotte, N.C.; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Nell Touchton of Lowndes County; sister-in-law, Wylene Zipperer of Clyattville; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles and Emma Allen Black of Augusta; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four brothers, Barry Adolphus Bussey, Joseph Hightower Bussey, Willie Eugene Bussey and Wendell Clarence Bussey.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Clyattville United Methodist Church with the Rev. Mollie Danner and the Rev. Tommy Bussey officiating. Burial will follow in the Benevolence Cemetery. Mrs. Black will lie in state at the church for one hour prior to the service. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanefuneralservices.com. — McLane Lakewood Funeral Home of Lake Park.
Richard Lynn Chewning
Richard Lynn Chewning, 55, of Lake Park died Saturday, June 24, 2006, at his home.
He was born on March 8, 1951, in Stone Mountain and had lived in this area for many years. Mr. Chewning was an automobile salesman.
He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed, but his memory will be kept in our hearts forever.
Survivors include his wife, Linda Chewning of Lake Park; his son, Austin Chewning of Valdosta; his parents, Tommie and W. R. Chewning of Madison, Fla.; one brother, Joseph Chewning of Crystal River, Fla.; two sisters, Sandra Kenny of Hahira and Cherri Arnold of Valdosta; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., today in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home. The family will receive friends today from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanefuneralservices.com. — Carson McLane Funeral Home.
Annette J. Wilson
Annette J. Wilson, 69, of 415 Henderson Place, Valdosta passed away Monday, June 26, 2006, at the Crestwood Nursing Home in Valdosta. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 28, 2006, in the Siloam Baptist Church. Interment will be in the Siloam Cemetery.
Mrs. Wilson was born in Turner County on July 22, 1936. She was the daughter of the late Roy Jeter and Ida Story Jeter. She was a retired LPN and was the widow of Lionel G. Wilson.
Survivors include: son, Kelly (Kellie Marie) Wilson of Abbeville; stepson, Gerald Wilson of Abbeville; sister, Mrs. Dexter Wilson of Valdosta; grandchildren, Chadd (Danielle) Wilson of Leesburg, Jami (Brad) Martin of Abbeville, Jason Hollingsworth of Fitzgerald, Katie Curry of Abbeville, Luke Wilson of Abbeville; great-grandchildren, Dylan Wilson, Gracie Wilson, Maci Martin, Will Martin, Haven Hollingsworth and Shelbi Hollingsworth.
Visitation will be from 6-8, this evening, June 27, 2006 at the funeral home. www.fraziersonfh.com— Frazier & Son Funeral Home, Rochelle.
Arthur Lee Garrison
Mr. Arthur Lee Garrison, 49, of Quitman passed away Saturday, June 24, 2006. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later by Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home of Quitman.
Mrs. Emma Gosier, 93, originally of Dixie, passed away Thursday, June 22, 2006, at her residence in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later by Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home of Quitman.
Mr. Charles Williams, 54, of Quitman passed away Sunday, June 25, 2006, at the Brooks County Hospital. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time, but will be announced later by Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home.
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aaTHUMBS UP: To Music Funeral Home for its donation of a pall flag to honor fallen Valdosta city firefighters. Casey Music presented the flag to the Valdosta Fire Department this week. The flag will be draped over a firefighter’s casket during funeral services. It honors the brave men and women who spent their lives battling fires.
Time to save the daylight
If you’re a little more sleepy this Sunday morning and subsequent mornings, blame Benjamin Franklin.
Bringing the world to Valdosta
This week’s Azalea International Folk Fair is more than beautiful costumes, exotic dances, and intriguing foods.
Azalea Festival celebrates our region
The Valdosta-Lowndes County Azalea Festival returns Saturday and Sunday.
Garren leaves proud legacy
When Ken Garren was asked to step in at the Industrial Authority, it was a time of great turmoil in the late 1990s. The Authority had recently split from the Chamber of Commerce, it’s director left in disgrace, and the entire county commission was voted out of office following the decision to bring Sterling Chemical Co. to the community.
Annual Bird Supper this week
As the legislative session winds down to its final days, many in the community will travel to Atlanta this week to attend the annual Bird Supper.
Calling for candidates
Beginning Monday, the week-long qualifying period for candidates in the November election begins.
THUMBS UP: To Mac Loudermilk. The Valdosta High School senior racked up several awards
earlier this week during the annual Wildcats Touchdown Club football banquet. Loudermilk won the Howard Bridges Scholastic Award, the Wright Bazemore Scholarship Award and the Special Teams Award for his successes on the gridiron this past season.
A salute to Black History Month
Today is the last day of February.
Seuss Birthday: A reading occasion
Sunday is Dr. Seuss’ birthday.
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