for May 7, 2002

Emerson Carl Barber

ADEL -- Emerson Carl Barber, 79, of Adel, died Monday, May 6, 2002, at Berrien Nursing Center. He was born on May 21, 1922, in Berrien County to James Newton and Mattie Ruth Tyson Barber. He was a retired job setter for General Motors, Columbus, Ohio; Army Air Corps veteran WWII; a member of Briggs Road Baptist Church, Columbus, Ohio and attended Vickers Church. He was preceded in death by his wife, Reba Peterman Barber. He is survived by two daughters, Betty (Pat) McGuirk-Hanna of Columbus, Ohio, Bonnie Parker (Bobby) Nix, Adel; three sons, John (Margaret) Hofmann, James Emerson (Connie) Barber and Donald Larry Barber, all of Columbus, Ohio; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and one brother, Eston Barber of Sparks. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Lovein Funeral Home with the Rev. Ronnie Lawson and the Rev. Richard Williams officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Vickers Church. The remains will be forwarded to the Schoedinger Hilltop Chapel Funeral Home in Columbus, Ohio for additional services and burial. Visitation will be held after 4 p.m. today with the family receiving friends from 7-9 p.m. at Lovein Funeral Home Nashville. -- Lovein Funeral Home

Doris Crews Exum

LAKELAND -- Doris Crews Exum, 77, of Lakeland, died on May 5, 2002, at Tift Regional Medical Center. She was born on Feb. 23, 1925, in Lanier County to the late Bud and Lona Giddens Crews. She was a housewife and member of Lakeland Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her husband, Issac Exum; daughter, Dora Faye Rowan; and two sisters, Nora Bailey and Ann Hutto. She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Carroll and Brenda Exum of Ray City, James Earl and Laverne Exum of Crystal River, Fla., Don and Patricia Exum of Blakley; two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Bill Wilson and Margaret and Paul Sirmans, all of Adel; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Crews of Nashville; three sisters, Alma Browning of Lakeland, Elouise Bridges of Blackshear, Louise Moore of Lakeland; and special friend, James William Exum. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. today at First Assembly of God in Adel. The body will lie in state one hour prior to service. Burial will be in Longbridge Cemetery in Berrien County. -- Purvis Funeral Home, Adel

Marion Maston Folsom

QUITMAN -- Marion Maston Folsom, 63, of Quitman, died Friday, May 3, 2002, at St. Luke's Hospital in Jacksonville, Fla., after a lengthy illness. Born Aug. 4, 1938, he was the son of Remer and Pearlie Hatchett Folsom. He graduated from Morven High School and worked in the grocery industry all of his business life, eventually serving as president and CEO of the Suwannee Swifty Stores, Inc., for 17 years. He also owned and operated the Sand Hill store. He was a member of several civic organizations serving as past president of the Jaycees and Lions Club. He was on the board of the Georgia Association of Convenience Stores for many years, serving as chairman in 1989 and 1990. He was a director of the Citizens National Bank of Quitman and a member of the Brooks County Zoning Board. He was a member of the Quitman United Methodist Church serving in several administrative board capacities throughout the years. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine Gay "Gerry" Folsom of Quitman; one daughter, Deidre "DeeDee" (Barry) Carter of Springdale, Ark.; one son, M. Samuel Folsom of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, James (Loraine) Folsom and Grady (Judy) Folsom, all of Valdosta. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at the Quitman United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Walker officiating. Burial will follow in Sardis Cemetery in Colquitt County. -- Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home

F. Daniel 'Dan' Garrett

VALDOSTA -- F. Daniel "Dan" Garrett, 65, of Valdosta, died Sunday, May 5, 2002, at South Georgia Medical Center after a short illness. He was born on May 25, 1936, in Macon to Nettie Baxley Garrett Smith and the late Emmitt Garrett and

had lived in Valdosta for 18 years. Mr. Garrett was a retired wholesale jeweler with Sommers and Sommers and a Baptist. Survivors include his wife, Nancy Sellers Garrett of Valdosta; two daughters and a son-in-law, Lynn and Frank Polumbo of Pennsylvania, Alison and Michael Dixon of Warner Robins; one son, Danny Garrett of Daytona Beach, Fla.; four stepchildren, Kevin Mowery and Scott Mowery, both of Valdosta, Amy and Mike Branson and Blair and Byron Courson, all of Baxley; his mother, Nettie B. Smith of Macon; 12 grandchildren; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Melba Price of Atlanta, Lurleene and Michael Willoughby of Virginia; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home with the Rev. Jim Schappaugh officiating. Burial will follow in McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home

Mary Helen Sharpe Kazlousky

HAHIRA -- Mary Helen Sharpe Kazlousky, 78, of Hahira, died Monday, May 6, 2002, at Memorial Convalescent Center in Adel. She was born on Aug. 5, 1923, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to the late Daniel Talbot Sr. and Essie Mae Turner Sharpe and had lived in Hahira most of her life. Mrs. Kazlousky was a retired secretary from Hahira Junior High School, a member of the Hahira United Methodist Church and involved in the Hahira Historical Society. Survivors include two daughters, Lynn Drew of Hahira and Sandy Perry of Richmond, Va.; two grandchildren, Luke Marshall of South Carolina and Jenny Marshall of Tucson, Ariz.; one brother, Henry Sharpe of Hahira. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melitan Kazlousky and a brother, Daniel Talbot Sharpe Jr. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Riverview Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Lee "Buddy" Morris officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorials be made to your favorite charity. -- Martin/McLane Funeral Home of Hahira

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