for June 21, 2002
Lora Joos Caster
PORTLAND, Ore. -- Lora Joos Caster, 81, of Portland, Ore., formerly of Valdosta and Athens, died on June 18, 2002, in Portland, after a brief illness. Born on March 4, 1921, in Alma Center, Wis., she was the daughter of the late Alfred and Charlotte Rather Joos. Mrs. Caster is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Charles and Lois Caster of Savannah, Bruce Caster and Wanda Causseaux of Valdosta, John Caster and Karen Katz of Portland, Ore., Don and Karin Caster of Mamaroneck, N.Y.; grandchildren, William Caster and Michael Caster of Savannah, Suzanne Caster of Valdosta, Evan Caster and Koby Caster of Portland, Ore., Katie Caster, Ellie Caster, Maggie Caster, Peter Caster and Russell Caster of Mamaroneck, N.Y. Active in the Athens Community from 1963 until 1987, Mrs. Caster was a member of Church Women United and the League of Women Voters. She served on the Board of Directors for the Wesley Foundation. In 1967, she was instrumental in incorporating the Athens Community Council on Aging, Inc. and also served as a board member from 1970 until 1979. She was a member of the Board of the Clarke County Department of Family and Children Services, the State Association of County DFCS Boards, and the State Social Services Advisory Committee to the Georgia Department of Human Resources. The Caster family will receive friends at the home of Bruce Caster in Valdosta from 5-8 p.m. Saturday evening. Donations may be made to the Valdosta Rotary Club/Polio Plus, P.O. Box 517, Valdosta, GA 31603-0517. A memorial service will be held at a later date. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home
Vera Flemming Colwell
Vera Flemming Colwell, 65, a lifetime resident of Valdosta, died Thursday, June 20, 2002 in Gainesville, Fla., after a long illness. Mrs. Colwell was born March 22, 1937, to the late Sam P. and Clyde Thomas Flemming. She was a homemaker and a member of First Church of the Nazarene. Survivors are her husband, Ken, of Valdosta; four daughters and sons-in-law, Lynn Williams and Ed Wooldridge of Valdosta, Carolyn Marineau of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Donna Garrett and Ashley Jones of Hahira, Kelly Colwell and Paul Grundy of Montpelier, Va.; a son and daughter-in-law, Steven Kenneth and Melanie Colwell of Ashland, Va.; 12 grandchildren, Casey Copeland Moody and Edward, Chance Copeland of Valdosta, Ashlin Jones and Logan Jones of Hahira, Ryan Cornett and Sarah of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Kenneth, Tyler, Bradley, Becky and Conner Vines-Grundy of Montpelier, Va., Kali Colwell of Ashland, Va., Travis and Taylor Wooldridge of Valdosta; a brother and sister-in-law, Sam P. Jr. and Sarah Flemming of Valdosta; nieces and nephews, Shona Flemming, Mary Beth Flemming, Brian and Libby Flemming, all of Valdosta. She was preceded in death by a brother, Leonard N. Flemming. Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home. The Rev. Brian Sayre will officiate. Interment will follow at Cat Creek Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. -- Carson-McLane Funeral Home.
Deacon Allen Harden
VALDOSTA -- Deacon Allen Harden, 88, of Valdosta died June 14, 2002 at Holly Hill Nursing Home. He was born on Sept. 10, 1913, in Cordele, Ga. to the late Henry and Julia Harden. Deacon Allen Harden was a loyal and dedicated member of the Greater Pleasant Temple Baptist Church. He was one of the first members during the organization in 1935. He served in the following capacities: Chairman of Deacon Board, Superintendent of Sunday School, President of Senior Choir, Chairman of Trustee Board, and Sunday School teacher. He also worked with the mission of the church and in any capacity. He would help the up building of the church and God's Kingdom. He was preceded in death by his wife, Henrietta Harden, son, Bosie Harden; three step children, Rosa Mae Joseph, William B. Smith, Willie Smith; eight brothers and sisters, Lillie Mae, Quillie, Bessie Lee, Homer, Corine, Stephine, Johnnie, and Lolita. Deacon Allen leaves to lament his passing two step daughters-i
n-law, Gracie B. Smith and Willie Mae Smith of Valdosta; nine step grandchildren; five step great- grandchildren; a devoted sister, Alma Fields of Tampa, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Eleice Weatherspoon of Valdosta; two brothers-in-law, John Richard Weatherspoon of Madison, Fla. and Frank Weatherspoon of Live Oak, Fla.; a special and devoted nephew, Deacon Henry (Sarah) Harden of Naylor; and a host of nephews, nieces, other relatives, and friends. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. this evening at the Scott and Roberts Chapel. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Greater Pleasant Temple Baptist Church. Dr. R.J. Mathis, pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery. -- Scott and Roberts Mortuary
Rosa Lee Moore
VALDOSTA -- Rosa Lee Moore 78, of Valdosta passed this life on June 15, 2002, at her residence. Mrs. Moore was born on Feb. 9, 1924, in Lowndes County to the late Mr. Willie McCray and the late Mrs. Carrie McCray and was married to the late Rev. Rephard B. Moore, Sr. She was a member of the Morning Star Baptist Church where she served faithfully as a Deaconess and a member of the Senior Choir and was also a member of Circle Number Three. She leaves to cherish her memories 15 children, Carrie (Dea. Eddie) Lester, Rephard Moore, Jr., James (Vermatene) Moore, Carol (Calvin) Stevenson, Fairie (Dea. Matthew) Tooley; the Rev. David (Pamela) Moore, Rozetta (Martin) Foster, Willie Frank Moore, John (Helen) Moore, Dea. Gary (Phyllis) Moore, Diane Lane, Jeffery Moore, Betty Moore, all of Valdosta, Pamela Moore, Orlando, Fla., SSG. Robert (Caroll) Moore, Savannah; 34 grandchildren; 50 great- grandchildren; three great- great- grandchildren; God children, Earnest Wilson, Jr., Geraldine Simmons, Johnnie Johnson, Cleo Thomas, Josie Morgan and Tarnisha Primrose; a devoted cousin Marion P. Johnson; and a host of relatives and friends; a devoted daughter-in-law, Mary of N.Y.; devoted friend, Mother Elmira West. Special thanks to Dr. Noel, Dr. Keaton, Home Health Care, and Hospice of South Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Greater Morning Star Baptist Church and Pastor William C. Morgan will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery. -- Harrington Funeral Home
FARGO -- Mr. Lankford Singletary, 75, of Fargo passed away Wednesday night at his residence following an extended illness. A native of Berrien County, he had lived in Lakeland before moving to Fargo in 1961, he retired from the Department of Transportation in 1982 as Foreman #2, 4th Division. He was a member of the Fargo Church of God and was the son of the late Oliver Singletary. Survivors are his wife, Minnie Howard Singletary, of Fargo; three daughters, Frances Bradley, Sue Infinger, both of Fargo, Cherry Lamoreaex, Burton, Mich.; mother, Ola B. Singletary of Valdosta; four sisters, Helen Churchwell, East Dublin, Ga., Queenie Adams, Ironton, Minn., Jessie Mae Garnto, Valdosta, Gail Palmer, Lake Park; two brothers, Charles Davis Singletary, Lake Park, Mack Oliver Singletary, Valdosta; seven grandchildren, Stacy Lynn "Blondie" Cope, Dawn Belissa "Dawn Baby" Lanier, Teresa Ann "Cricket" McCluskey, Loretta Lynn "Tiger" Henderson, Iris Danielle "Little Bit" Odom, Gregory Hastings "Man" Infinger, and Charles Leroy "Bo Pete" Odom, III; 12 great- grandchildren; eight step great- grandchildren; and several other relatives. Funeral services for Mr. Singletary will be held after 2 p.m. Saturday at Fargo Church of God. Burial will be held in Fargo Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Singletary will be carried to the Fargo Church of God this afternoon where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. with visitation after 5 p.m. -- Roundtree Funeral Home of Homerville
Laura Spivey, 82, of Howell passed away Thursday evening, June 20, 2002, at South Georgia Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born in Echols County and had lived in Valdosta for most of her life. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband John
Spivey. Survivors include: three daughters, Hazel Oliver, Valdosta, Ga., Barbara Warren, Americus, Ga., Vicki Morris, Valdosta, Ga.; four sons, Franklin Spivey, West Minister, S.C., Johnnie Spivey, Howell, Ga., Ronald Spivey, Monk Pointer, S.C., Roger Spivey, Clyde, N.C.; a special nephew, Thomas Smith, Sarasota, Fla.; two sisters, Brunell Annell, Kissimmee, Fla., Leutrell Butler, Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Charles Deloach, Jacksonville, Fla.; 31 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Wayfare Primitive Baptist Church with burial following in the Church Cemetery, the Rev. Wayne Boykin officiating. Mrs. Spivey will be placed in the church one hour prior to services. Family will receive friends between 6-8 p.m. tonight at the Funeral Home. Music Funeral Services of Valdosta is serving the Spivey family.
Suzanne Paine Collins
Memorial services for Suzanne Paine Collins, 60, of Augusta, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Annie Lee Edwards
Mrs. Annie Lee Edwards, 80, of Morven died June 18, 2002, at her resident. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at New Macedonia Baptist Church in Brooks County with the Rev. Ralph White, Pastor and Evangelist Mamie Gordon officiating. Burial will follow in New Macedonia Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Saturday evening at the funeral home. -- Washington Funeral Home of Quitman is in charge of arrangements.
Baby Girl Tameka Nicole McClain of Valdosta, the daughter of James McClain and Shakedia McGee passed this life June 16, 2002, at the South Georgia Medical Center. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Sunset Hill Cemetery. The Rev. Jerry Alexander will officiate. -- Final rites are entrusted to Harrington Funeral Home
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