for Nov. 23, 2001



Vivian Lee Exum

LAKELAND -- Vivian Lee Exum, 93, of Lakeland, passed away early Wednesday morning, Nov. 21, 2001, at the Bollingreen Nursing Home in Macon after declining health. She was born in Berrien County and was the oldest child of Mollie Clements and William David Lee. Mrs. Exum attended Norman College in Norman Park. She was a 1933 graduate of Mercer University. She married Thomas Pate Exum and made her home in Lakeland. She taught in the public school system of Lanier County for a number of years, serving Crisp School and Lanier County High School. She obtained a master's degree from the University of Georgia in Library Science and became the longtime librarian at Lanier County High School. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lakeland, Pam's Sunday School class, the Women's Missionary Union Circle, the Lanier County Retired Teacher's Association and various other civic and professional clubs and associations. She is surved by one son and daughter-in-law, William Thomas (Bill) and Barbara Sneden Exum of Juliette; four grandchildren, Winser Exum Armstrong of Macon, Mollie Exum Hall of Macon, William Thomas Exum Jr., of Acworth, and Vivia Jane Exum of Macon; two great-grandchildren, Barbara Elizabeth Armstrong and Madeline Ardath Hall; one sister, Idell Lee Carter of Lakeland; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Lakeland. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. in the social hall of the church. -- Music Funeral Services of Lakeland



Annie Jewell Becton Kelly

VALDOSTA -- Annie Jewell Becton Kelly, 90, of Valdosta, died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, after an extended illness. She was born on Sept. 23, 1911, in Camilla to Hardy Bruce and Rebecca Rigsby Barwick. She was a homemaker and a member of Park Avenue United Methodist Church. Survivors include three sons and daughters-in-law, Bennie and Harriett Becton of Rome, Julian and Pat Becton, Alton and Betty Becton; stepson, Arty Kelly; a brother, Bruce Barwick of Valdosta; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husbands, J.R. Becton and A. Ralph Kelly and a son, Lavelle Becton. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home



Aver Nell Brockington Kelly

VALDOSTA -- Aver Nell Brockington Kelly, 71, Valdosta, passed away Saturday, Nov. 17, 2001, at Crestwood Nursing Home. She was born on Aug. 18, 1930, in Lakeland to the late Bobbie Brockington and the late Susie Carter Brockington. She was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters. In Mrs. Kelly's early years, she was a very devoted member of Greater Union Missionary Baptist Church. Just before her illness, she united with New Life Missionary Baptist Church. She is survived by her loving husband, Elzie Kelly; seven sons, Willie Frank Mathis Jr., (Willadean) of Lakeland, Terry Kelly (Marcie) of Valdosta, Michael Kelly (Shirley) of Valdosta, Bobby Kelly (Angela) of Atlanta, Ronnie Kelly (Daphne) of Jacksonville, Fla., James Kelly (Geraldine) of Tampa, Fla., Robert Kelly (Ella) of Tampa, Fla.; three daughters, Linda Graham (Eddie) of Valdosta, Pauline Mosely of Jacksonville, Fla., Marjorie Kelly of Tampa, Fla.; five brothers, Ulysses Thomas (Sue) of Charleston, S.C., Amos Brockington (Corrine) of LaCrosse, Fla., Arron Brockington (Mildred) of Gainesville, Fla., John Brockington (Florence) of Lakeland, Paul Brockington (Marcell) of Lakeland; five sisters, Johnnie Mae Norwood (John) of Lakeland, Elouise Foster (Joseph) of Lakeland, Carrie Carter (Ben) of Lakeland, Marjorie Calhoun (Frank) of Lakeland, Janie Tripp of Waycross; one sister-in-law, Mary Carswell of Valdosta; 38 grandchildren; a host of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; two devoted friends, Betty Berrian and Elouise Brantley; and The Little





Miami Community. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at New Life Missionary Baptist Church with Dr. Larry D. Manning Sr., pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Charles Knight Cemetery in Lakeland. -- Stevens Funeral Home



Charles Wesley Maynard

HOMERVILLLE -- Charles Wesley Maynard, 89, of Homerville, passed away Thursday morning at South Georgia Medical Center following at extended illness. A native of Independence County, Ark., he had lived in Homerville since 1951. He was a retired logging and mill worker and was the son of the late Milton and Mary Foley Maynard. He was preceded in death by one daughter, Alma James. Survivors include his wife, Velma Robbins Maynard; one son and daughter-in-law, Floyd and Mavis Maynard of Homerville; four grandchildren, David Maynard, Kevin Maynard, Wesley James and Laura Landrum; six great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ralph Maynard of Jonesboro, Ark., and Bob Maynard of El Paso, Texas; and several other relatives. Funeral services for Mr. Maynard will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Homerville First Baptist Church with Dr. Ken Ross and Dr. James Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Forest Cemetery. Mr. Maynard will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends 7-9 p.m. today with visitation after 4 p.m. Mr. Maynard will be carried to the church one hour prior to the services. -- Roundtree Funeral Home



Ola Waters Moore

VALDOSTA -- Ola Waters Moore, 84, of Valdosta, passed away Tuesday morning, Nov. 20, 2001, at South Georgia Medical Center following a brief illness. She was born in Jenkins County and had lived in Valdosta for the past 12 years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and the Live Embers Club. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Moore. Survivors include her brother and sister-in-law, G.B. and Fae Waters Jr. of Valdosta; special nephew, Marvin Byrd of Valdosta; two special friends, Buddy and Sharon Coleman of Valdosta; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Valdosta with burial following in Good Hope Cemetery, Naylor. Mrs. Moore will lie in state one hour prior to services. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. -- Music Funeral Services of Valdosta



Zeakie Petty

ECHOLS COUNTY -- Zeakie Petty, 87, of Tarver, passed away Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, in Crosby, Mich., following an extended illness. A native and lifelong resident of Echols County, he was a retired forest ranger for Superior Pine, St. Regius Paper Company and Champion International. He attended the Baptist Church, was a member of the CCC's, and honorary member of several hungting clubs. He was the son of the late Quincey Petty and Fannie Sapp Petty and widower of Rocky Steedley Petty. He was preceded in death by one son, Felton Petty, and one grandson, Deron Petty. Survivors are two daughters and sons-in-law, Mavis and Freddie Trowell of Homerville and Linda and Lamar Combass of Jasper, Fla.; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Shelby Petty and Micky and Lois Petty all of Crosby; 19 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, and several other relatives. Funeral services for Mr. Petty will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Wayfare Primitive Baptist Church in Echols County with the Rev. Keith Chauncey and the Rev. Nancy Chauncey officiating. Burial will follow in the Wayfare Church Cemetery. Mr. Petty will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today. Mr. Petty will be carried to the church one hour prior to the services. -- Roundtree Funeral Home of Homerville



Essie Mae Prince

QUITMAN -- Essie Mae Prince, 76, of Quitman, died Wednesday at Brooks County Hospital following a brief illness. A longtime resident of Brooks County, she was the daughter of Ed and Ocie Ragen Lane and a member of Beulah Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter, Marlene (Gary) Garferson; son, William C. (May) Strickland, all of Jacksonville, Fla.; one brother, Marven Lane, Jacksonville; and seve

n great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Columbia Cemetery with the Rev. John Newsome officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. -- Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home



Mamie Lou Rhodes

QUITMAN -- Mamie Lou Rhodes, 93, of Quitman, died early Wednesday at Holly Hill Nursing Home after a lengthy illness. A lifelong resident of Brooks County, she was the daughter of John and Martha Bass Long. She was a homemaker and a member of the Baptist faith. She is survived by a son, Louie (Buddy) Rhodes of Quitman; three grandchildren, Edwin Rhodes, Velma Bratcher, Evelyn Pulliam; and 11 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, John Dudley Rhodes. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Ronnie Cumbass officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. -- Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home



James Adams, 107, Valdosta, passed this life on Nov. 20, 2001, at South Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Harrington Funeral Home with Bishop Willie C. Brown officiating. Burial will follow in the Register Memorial Cemetery. -- Harrington Funeral Home



Thurmond Adams, 40, Valdosta, passed this life on Nov. 18, 2001, at South Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Evergreen Baptist Church with the Rev. Alvin Carter officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery. -- Harrington Funeral Home



Charles Ellis Roberts, 52, Valdosta, passed this life on Nov. 16, 2001, at his residence. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today at the New Hope Baptist Church with the Rev. Aaron Hopkins officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery. -- Harrington Funeral Home



Mary F. Orton died Thursday, Nov. 22, 2001, in Orlando, Fla. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Martin-McLane Funeral Home.

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