for Dec. 22, 2002



ECHOLS COUNTY -- Sandra K. Fielding, 58, of Echols County, died Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at her residence. Born on Oct. 19, 1944 to Wallace and Audry Gaskins Sr. in Nashville, she had lived in Echols County all of her life. She was the the program assistant for the Echols County 4H Club and chief tax assessor of Echols County. She was dedicated to the young people of Echols County School System, She attended the Calvary Baptist Church of Lake Park. Survivors include her husband, Ethridge Fielding of Echols County; two daughters and sons-in-laws, Angie and Pip Roberts of Echols County, Deborah and Jeff Moss of Lowndes County; one son and daughter-in-law, Greg and Lynn Fielding of Echols County; five grandchildren, Derric Fielding, Justin Fielding, Matthew Moss, Olivia Caroline Moss and Weston Roberts; her parents, Audrey and Ralph McGhin of Valdosta; and Wallace Gaskins Sr. of Stark, Fla; one brother and sister-in-law, Wallace and Elizabeth Gaskins of Echols County. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the McLane Lakewood Chapel with Rev. Carlton Allen officiating. Burial will follow at Wayfare Cemetery in Echols County. The family will receive friends today from 4-6 p.m. at the McLane Lakewood Funeral Home in Lake Park. -- McLane Lakewood Funeral Home



NAYLOR -- A Time to be Born: Mrs. Viola Robinson Lester, 85, of Naylor was born Aug. 19, 1917 to the late Mrs. Della Robinson and Mr. Mike Robinson Sr. A Time to Live: Mrs. Lester was united in holy matrimony to Deacon James "Buddy" Lester in 1936 and to this union four children was born. A Time to Serve: Mrs. Lester was raised as Methodist, but converted to Baptist when she united in matrimony. She served faithfully at St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church. A Time to Die: On Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, God picked a beautiful flower from His garden and carried it home to be with him. This beautiful flower was named Viola R. Lester. Time to Mourn: She leaves to mourn three sons: Eddie Lee Lester (Carrie), of Valdosta, Albert Lee Lester (Eloise), of Valdosta, and Willie James Lester (Cynthia) of Tampa, Fla; one beloved daughter: Lillie V. Green (Johnny) of Naylor,: three sisters: Lula M. Lamb of Naylor, Juanita McEnfee of California, and Ann N. Callaway of Macon; three brothers: Charles H. Robinson (Beatrice), Mike L. Robinson (Josie), and Martin J. Robinson (Dora) all of Naylor; one brother-in-law: Herbert Lester Sr. (Lottie) of Valdosta; Four sisters-in-law: Vernell Robinson of Naylor, Elsie L. Minder of Valdosta, Edna Boykin and Sarah Walker, both of Tallahassee, Fla; 15 grandchildren, including two very special grandchildren Patricia Sirmans and Willie (Pabby) Lester; 32 great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Also, special thanks to United Hospice, Crestwood Nursing Home, L.C. Hughes-Chaplain, John Anderson, MD, and Bade Akintan, MD. Funeral service will be held on Monday, Dec. 23, 2002 at 1 p.m. at Saint Mark Missionary Church with Rev. John. H. Manning, Pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in the Harrington Rest Cemetery. -- Scott and Roberts Mortuary, Inc.



VALDOSTA -- Albert G. "Jerry" Kass, 87, of Valdosta, died on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2002, at South Georgia Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born on July 23, 1915 in Pentwater, Mich. to the late Albert and Irma Birdcell Kass. He was a veteran of the Air Force, having served in World World II, a member of the American Legion and worked at Copeland's Garage for many years. Survivors include his daughter, Lucille Shepherd of Valdosta; several nieces including Sue Jax of Valdosta and Carol Ann Kovatch of Michigan; two grand-nephews, Billy and Carey Jax of Valdosta; one sister, Evelyn Monton of Ludington, Mich. and several nephews. He was preceded in death by one sister, Eileen and three brothers, Elwood, Ken and Bud. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002 graveside at Riverview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Monday evening at the Carson McLane Funeral Home. -- Ca





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FARGO -- Mr. Carroll N. Pittman, 62, of Fargo passed away Friday morning at his residence following an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Clinch County, he was retired CCA and attended the Fargo Church of God. He was the son of the late Henry William Pittman and Darcus Jordan Pittman. Survivors are four daughters and sons-in-law; Mellissa and Danny Humans, Anita and Rodney Baldridge, Megan Pittman all of Fargo and Marcee Pittman, Hilliard, Fla: one son and daughter-in-law; Danny Carroll Sr. and Darlene Pittman, Fernandina Beach, Fla: four sisters and brothers-in-law; Ione and Jake Welch, Lorene and Dean Oak, Hazel Infinger, all of Fargo and Annie Mae and Omer Oliver, Fernandina Beach, Fla; one brother, W.H. Pittman, Fargo; six grandchildren and several other relatives. Funeral services for Mr. Pittman will be held at 11 a.m. Monday from the Fargo Church of God. Burial will be in the Fargo Memorial Cemetery. Mr. Pittman will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 7-9 p.m. with visitation after 2 p.m. Mr. Pittman will be carried to the church one hour prior to the services. -- Roundtree Funeral Home of Homerville



Funeral services for Mrs. Drewnell Lane Keeley, 62, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 22, 2002, at Universal Deliverance Church, 524 S. Patterson St. Visitation will be held at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Lane Memorial chapel, Adel. Burial will be held in Eastview Cemetery, Nashville. -- Lane Memorial Chapel of Adel.

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