for June 26, 2002

Joseph Franklin Brady

VALDOSTA -- Joseph Franklin Brady, 58, of Valdosta died Monday, June 24, 2002, at the VA Medical Center in Gainesville, Fla. He was born on Dec. 18, 1943, in Valdosta to Kathryn Shaw Brady and the late H.L. Brady and was a lifelong resident of Valdosta. Mr. Brady was a veteran of the U.S. Marines and a Methodist. Survivors include his mother, Kathryn Brady of Valdosta; one sister, Charlene Brady of Atlanta; one brother, James Brady of Valdosta; two nieces, Lisa Herring of Lake Park and Marti Redding of Hahira; two great-nieces; and several great- nephews. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today in Sunset Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Bob Willis officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time today at the funeral home. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home

Iola Boykin Green

HAHIRA -- Mrs. Iola Boykin Green, 54, of Hahira died on June 24, 2002, at Memorial Hospital of Adel. She was born on Nov. 23, 1947, in Tift County to Pauline Louise Troup Boykin and the late Simon Peter Boykin. She lived in Orlando most of her life until moving to Hahira in 1987. She was a retired florist and member of Cecil Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred Aaron Green, and one sister, Joy Boykin. She is survived by two sons, Paul Aaron Green and Larry Patrick Green, both of Hahira; one daughter, Kathleen Abigale Sprauge of Hahira; three grandchildren, Nicholas Aaron Sprauge, Rebekah Cheyenne Green, Kayla Lynn Sprauge; mother, Pauline Troup Boykin of Hahira; two brothers Dale Edward Boykin of Adel and Leroy Boykin of Geneva, Fla. Graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. today in Turner Church Cemetery in Tift County with the Rev. Wayne Boykin officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until an hour before the service today at Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home, 202 N. Hutchinson Ave. -- Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home, Adel

Raymond Larry Hall

MOULTRIE -- Raymond Larry Hall, 82, of Moultrie died on June 25, 2002, at HealthSouth, Tallahassee, Fla. He was born on March 3, 1920, in Thomas County to the late Perry W. and Minnie Pittman Hall. He was a retired accountant, member of Moultrie Senior Center and member of Calvary Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Lorene Marie Hawkins Hall of Moultrie; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Hall Fender and husband Ronnie of Valdosta; step daughters, Jackie R. Nations of Atlanta, Geraldine Hartley of Hartsfield, Janice Helms, Memphis, Tenn., Marcy Stevens, and Julie Owens, both of Tifton; three grandchildren, Ronnie Fender, J.P. Fender, and Ronda Fender; 13 step- grandchildren; and brother, Tommy Lee Hall of Moultrie. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Cobb Funeral Chapel, Moultrie with the Rev. Jerry Robertson officiating. Burial will be held in Cobb Suncrest Memorial Gardens. Casketbearers will be Eddie Hartley, Ronnie Fender, Bert Owens, Chris Helms, Harold Nations, and Allen Hartley. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. this evening at Cobb Funeral Chapel. -- Cobb Funeral Chapel of Moultrie

LaVerne Torrence

LaVerne Torrence was born Oct. 5, 1924, in Valdosta, Ga., to the late Dr. Frederick Rogers and Mrs. Lily Gaines Rogers. She was married to the late Joseph B. Torrence, and to this union one daughter, Gail Clark, was born. She leaves behind one granddaughter, Kimberly L. Riley, a grandson-in-law, Roosevelt Riley and four great-granddaughters: Portia, Alexis, Amber and Jewell. She was a member of Macedonia Baptist Church, where she served faithfully as organist and choir coordinator. Mrs. Torrence was a graduate of Tuskegee Institute, Tuskegee, Ala., where she received her BS degree, and Atlanta University, where she received an MSW degree. Additional studies were completed at Florida State University, Tallahassee, Fla., and New York University. Mrs. Torrence was also issued two sixth year certificates (an education specialist degree) by the Georgia State Department of Education. During World War II, she was employed as a civilian clerical worker for the Navy Department, Naval

Annex, Arlington, Va., after which she became a social case worker for the Chatham County Department of Public Welfare, Savannah, Ga. While employed by the Valdosta City School System, Mrs. Torrence served as visiting teacher and then guidance counselor for Pinevale High and Valdosta High schools until retirement. Her affiliations include: The American Association of University Women, The National Association of Social Workers, The Georgia Association of Retired Teachers, The American Association of Retired Persons, The Valdosta Community Food Bank Board of Directors and the Writers Guild. Mrs. Torrence is also survived by: Gloria Nevius of Trenton, N.J., Barbara Gaines Tobe of Washington, D.C., Yevonne Gaines Luke, Carlton Gaines, Shirley Gaines, Patricia Nevius Peterson of Philadelphia, Pa., Lea Gaines, and Dr. Tay Gaines of West Palm Beach, Fla. A host of dear friends and other relatives include the Alexander and Davis families. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2002, at Macedonia Baptist Church, the Rev. SkyLyn Hagins, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Hill Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home is handling professional arrangements.

Elizabeth Fant Greneker of Valdosta, passed away on Monday, June 24, 2002, at the Lakehaven Nursing Home. A celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 29, 2002, at the First Christian Church. Burial will follow in McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening at the Carson McLane Funeral Home.

Carson Shane Roberts, Jr., infant son of Carson Shane, Sr. and Kathryn Carr Roberts, of Valdosta passed away on June 22, 2002. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Wright's Chapel United Methodist Church in Echols County. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to service time. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home

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