for July 10, 2002

Joshua John Arrendale

DIXIE -- Joshua John Arrendale, 17, of Dixie, died Tuesday, July 9, 2002. Born in Clayton County, he was the son of Ervin and Dianne Moody Arrendale. He was a recent graduate of Westbrook School and a member of Quitman United Methodist Church. He is survived by his parents, Ervin and Dianne Arrendale of Dixie; one brother, Chad Arrendale of Dixie; paternal grandmother, Gwen Arrendale of Quitman; and maternal grandmother, Barbara Moody Sumner of Morven. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Quitman United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Floral tributes will be accepted or those desiring may make contributions to Westbrook School or the Quitman United Methodist Church. -- Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home

Andrew 'Peanut' Austin

NEWARK, N.J. -- Andrew "Peanut" Austin, 40, of Newark, expired on Saturday, June 29, 2002, at the University of Medicine and Dentistry after a lengthy illness. Andrew was born on Aug. 18, 1961, in Essex County to Lillie Mae Austin and the late L.M. Austin. Andrew graduated from Valdosta High School in Valdosta in June of 1979. Andrew served as a master drill sergeant in his ROTC class and was a very colorful person and was well-known throughout his life. He is survived by his mother, Lillie Mae Austin of Valdosta; three brothers, Anthony Austin of Irvington, N.J., Lewis Laster Jr. of Plainfield, N.J., and John L. Austin of Macon; his only sister, Barbara Lintner of Valdosta. Andrew also leaves to mourn a host of nieces, nephews, many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. Also left to mourn his passing is one very special niece, Joy Morrison of Valdosta, and a very special friend, Tina Craddock. He was preceded in death by his father, L.M. Austin and two brothers, Lamar and Ronald Austin of Newark, N.J. -- Perry Funeral Home, Newark, N.J.

Ruby Hamm Futch

LAKE PARK -- Ruby Hamm Futch, 84, of Lake Park and formerly of Hahira, died Monday, July 8, 2002. She was born on Sept. 23, 1917, in Lowndes County to the late James Mack and Ruth Edmondson Hamm. Mrs. Futch was an active member of the Dasher Church of Christ. Survivors include her children and their spouses, Jim and Linda Futch, Elaine and Ray Reed, Mildred Brooks, all of Hahira, Kathy and Johnny Lightsey of Lake Park; son-in-law, Rannie Brooks of Valdosta; nine grandchildren, Mark Futch, Amy Futch, Etta Sparks, Stan Spearman, Lewie Spearman, Tiffany Brown, Josh Brooks, Jenna Lightsey and Blake Lightsey; four great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Ralph and Helen Hamm of Dasher; sister-in-law, Pearl Stalvey of Quitman. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lewie M. Futch, and a brother, James David Hamm. Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Riverview Memorial Gardens Mausoleum. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Hospice of South Georgia, P.O. Box 1727, Valdosta, Ga. 31603. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home

Leroy Haskell Jack Sr.

CANTON -- Leroy H. Jack Sr. died on July 8, 2002, at his home in Canton. He was a self-employed floor contractor, a World War II veteran, member of The Canton First Baptist Church and member of the Galilean Sunday School. Mr. Jack's services are scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the chapel of Sosebee Funeral Home with burial to follow in the Cherokee Memorial Park. The Rev. Nathan Brandon, the Rev. J.R. Huddlestun and the Rev. Dick Griffith will be officiating. Mr. Jack is survived by his wife, Mary Jack of Canton; son, Leroy H. Jack Jr. of Valdosta; daughter, Joan Hill of Canton; sister, Katherine Jones of Tennessee; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. -- Sosebee Funeral Home of Canton

Henry Gordon 'Joe' Padgett

STATENVILLE -- Henry Gordon "Joe" Padgett, 63, of Statenville, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2002, at Lake City VA Medical Center

following a lengthy illness. The Echols County native was a retired electrician and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Survivors include his wife of nine years, Barbara Padgett, of Statenville; two sons, Michael Darrell Padgett, California, and Joe Padgett Jr., Tennessee; two daughters, Heidi Schollmeier, Germany, and Teresa Padgett, Alaska; two stepchildren, Ricky Allen Jackson and Deidra Lynn Edwards, both of Vero Beach, Fla.; one brother, Billy E. Padgett, Statenville; one sister, Margaret Ray, Jacksonville, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper, Fla. Burial will follow in Bethel Primitive Baptist Church near Fargo. The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. -- Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper

John Richard Thompson

OWENSBORO, Ky. -- John Richard Thompson, 56, of Owensboro, died on Saturday, July 6, 2002, at Humana Hospital in Louisville, Ky. He was born in Sweden. Mr. Thompson was employed by Goodloe Center and was a member of St. Stephens Cathedral, enjoyed music, movies and entertainment. He is survived by his wife, Martha Thompson; one stepson, Joseph Morgan McDaniel, Whitesville, Ky.; and several cousins. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Glenn Funeral Home. Burial will be held at 2 p.m. today in Fairview Cemetery in Bowling Green. Visitation will be held from 9-11 a.m. today at Glenn Funeral Home, Owensboro, Ky. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hospice Association, 923 Harvard Drive, Owensboro, Ky. 42301. -- Glenn Funeral Home, Owensboro

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