for Feb. 14, 2003



Marian Carter

VALDOSTA -- Marian Carter, 80, of Valdosta passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at South Georgia Medical Center after a lengthy illness. She was born in Erie, Pa. and had lived in many places being the wife of a U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant. They retired and came to Valdosta in 1967. She was a member of the Woman's Knights of Columbus where she served as President. She was a very active member of St. John's Catholic Church. Mrs. Carter was preceded in death by her son, Michael Edward Carter.

Survivors include her husband, William A. Carter of Valdosta; two sons, William A. Carter, Jr., Roswell, Ga., John R. Carter, Epworth, Ga.; daughter, Bonita C. Barron, Wilmington, Del.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, Paul Spanzy of Madison, Ohio.

Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at St. John's Catholic Church. A Rosary service will be held at 6 p.m. this evening in the Valdosta Chapel of Music Funeral Services with the family receiving friends following the service until 8 p.m. -- Music Funeral Services of Valdosta



Gladys Rogers Jacobs

Gladys Rogers Jacobs, 89, of Carrollton, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Tanner Medical Center after a lengthy illness.

Born in Brooks County, Ga., she was the daughter of James Oren and Aurelia Kitty Lundy Nichols. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith.

She is survived by two daughters, Marilyn (Bledsoe) Harwell of Carrollton, Ga., Sonja (Marshall) Miller of Fort Pierce, Fla.; one son, Sherrold D. (Maxine) Rogers of Tallahassee, Fla.; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild and one sister, Lois Nichols of Carrollton, Ga.

Graveside services will be held Saturday, Feb. 15, at 3 p.m. in Campground Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday night from 6-8 p.m. Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



David McKensey 'Kensey' Sirmans

NASHVILLE -- David McKensey "Kensey" Sirmans, 13, of Nashville died on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Berrien County.

He was born on March 14, 1989, in Cook County to David Lee and Brenda Woods Sirmans. He was an 8th grade student at Berrien Middle School and had attended Cook Middle School. He attended First Assembly of God in Adel.

Survivors include his parents, David Lee and Brenda Woods Sirmans of Nashville; two brothers, Christopher Sirmans and Jacob Sirmans, both of Nashville.

Graveside Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, in New Ramah Cemetery with the Rev. Bill Vaughn and the Rev. Jimmy Fender officiating. The remains will lie in state at 215 Southeast Road, Nashville until services. -- Lovein Funeral Home, A Member By Invitation Of Selected Independent Funeral Homes



Bertha Beaty Willis

VALDOSTA -- Bertha Beaty Willis, 83, of Valdosta died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at the Presbyterian Home in Quitman after a lengthy illness. She was born on Oct. 8, 1919, in Hamilton County, Fla. to the late Jack C., Sr. and Selma Lewis Beaty and had lived in Valdosta for 55 years. Mrs. Willis was a member of the First Baptist Church where she was a member of the Joy Sunday School Class. She was a bookkeeper at the J.C. Parrish Finance Company and retired from bookkeeping at Olan H. Luke Fine Clothiers.

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Deanese Willis of Valdosta; two grandsons and a granddaughter-in-law, Gary and Amy Willis of Dalton and Craig Willis of Valdosta; one great-grandson, Coleman Willis of Dalton; one sister, Ava Nell Arendt of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Morris J. Willis, Sr., two sisters, Violet Herndon and Ivadine Joseph, two brothers, Jack C. Beaty, Jr. and Thomas W. Beaty.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home with Dr. Phil West officiating. Burial will follow in McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. -- Carson M





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Mr. Brandon L. Bivins, age 19, of Quitman, passed away on Feb. 9, 2003, in Quitman. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at the Beulah Baptist Church in Quitman with Rev. Lewis Butler of Valdosta, Ga., officiating. Burial will follow in the Sweet Field Cemetery in Quitman. Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.



Mr. Larry Daniels, age 61, of Barwick, passed away on Feb. 9, 2003, at the VA Hospital in Gainesville, Fla. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at the First A.B. Church in Barwick with Rev. Estell Arrington officiating. Burial will follow in the Barwick Cemetery. Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.



Everette Jackson, 53, of Valdosta passed this life on Feb. 12, 2003, at the South Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by Harrington Funeral Home.



Lizzie B. Johnson, 86, 517 S. Lee St., passed away at Crestwood Nursing Home on Feb. 7, 2003. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2003, at Greater Union Baptist Church. Rev. Wade McCrae, pastor, will officiate. Interment will be at Sunset Hill Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home is handling professional arrangements.



Mrs. Maggie Sims Williams, 96, formerly of Quitman, died Thursday, Feb. 13, 2003, in Jacksonville, Fla. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Washington Funeral Home of Quitman.



Sam Wiseman, 82, of Valdosta passed this life on Feb. 7, 2003, at the South Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the Day Spring Baptist Church. The Rev. Charlie Dunbar will officiate and burial will follow in the County Line Cemetery in Cecil. -- Final rites are entrusted to Harrington Funeral Home

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