for Oct. 13, 2002

Lossie L. Boyette, Jr.

Lossie L. Boyette, Jr. 77, of Adel, passed away Friday at the Memorial Convalescent Center of Adel. Born on Feb. 6, 1925 to the late Lossie Leaborn Boyette, Sr. and the late Ila Estelle Coppage Boyette, Boyette lived in Cook County all his life. A member of the Adel United Methodist Church, he was a retired auto salesman and bus agent, and a member of the United States Coast guard in World War II. He was also a past member of Adel Lodge 310. He is survived by his wife, Sue M. Boyette of Adel; a daughter and son-in-law, Pat B. and David Germundsen of Lenox; one stepson and wife, Alex and Debbie Martin of Valdosta; one stepdaughter and husband, Dani Buchanan and Pat Buchanan of Nashville, Tenn.; two sisters, Melba Alderman of Valdosta, and Mary Swindell, also of Valdosta; two grandchildren and three step-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Sara Peacock Boyette and a son, Michael L. Boyette. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Adel United Methodist Church. The Rev. Tom Oliver and the Rev. Larry Land will officiate. Interment will occur in Woodlawn City Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home on 41 South tonight from 7-9 p.m. -- Boone Lipsey Funeral Home

Frances Mary Di Lorenzo

Frances Mary Di Lorenzo of Lake Park passed away early Friday, Oct. 11, 2002, at South Georgia Medical Center after a brief illness She was born in Bronx, N.Y., and lived in the Jennings, Fla. area before moving to Lowndes County four or five years ago. Survivors include husband Dan Dunn of Lake Park, and a daughter, Cyndi Dunn, also of Lake Park. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Lake Park Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Monday with the family receiving friends after 1 p.m. until funeral time. -- Music Funeral Services of Valdosta

Evelyn Culpepper Godwin

Evelyn Culpepper Godwin, 61, of Quitman, died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002 at the Presbyterian Home after a lengthy illness. Born in Jefferson County, Fla., she was the daughter of Samuel and Carrie Lou Thompson Culpepper. She had been a resident of Brooks County for most of her life, where she was a homemaker and member of Elam Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, Richard Godwin of Quitman; one daughter, Robin (Keith) Wise of Quitman; one son, Rodney (Cindy) Parker of Thomasville; eight grandchildren, Justin Parker, Amy parker, Ben Parker, Desiree Parker, Angel Parker, Savannah Parker, Erica Wise, Amber Wise; one brother, Jack T. Culpepper of Argyle. Funeral services will be held at Elam Baptist Church Monday, Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Ray Calvin will officiate. Burial will follow in Elam Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7-9 p.m. In lieu of floral tributes, those desiring may make contributions to Hospice. -- Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home

Edith Hays

Edith "Eddie" N. Hays of Valdosta died Saturday, Oct. 12, 2002, after a lengthy illness. Hays was born in Homeland to the late Joseph Alexander and Georgia Ann Newton. Formerly of New Orleans, La., she had lived in Valdosta since 1982. HAys had retired as a draftsman with the United states Army Corp of Engineers, was a member of the National Association of Federal Retirees, a volunteer with he SGMC Auxiliary, a member of the literary guild, and a member of First United methodist Church. Survivors include a sister, Nell Greene of Valdosta; two nieces and their spouses, Beverly and John Hickox of Valdosta, B.J. and Roy Fund of Chula; four nephews ad their spouses, A.G. McCullers of Gainesville, Fla., Dr. Joe and Nancy Newton of Brunswick; Capt. George and Judi Newton of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., and John and Deborah Newton of Tallahassee, Fla.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. James H. Newton of Greensboro, and a number of great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home. Dr. Charles Adams and Dr. Joe Newton will officiate. Burial will follow at 3 p.m. Monday at the Live Oak City Cemetery in

Live Oak, Fla. The family will receive friends this afternoon from 4-6 p.m. at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church in Valdosta. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home

Ossie Mae Ivory, 87, passed away Oct. 9, 2002 at the South Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Harrington Funeral Home Chap. The Rev. Lewis Butler will officiate. Burial will follow in the Sunset Hill Cemetery. -- Harrington Funeral Home

Armittee Skinner, 88, of Ray City passed away Friday Oct. 11, 2002 in South Georgia Medical Center following a lengthy illness. She was born in Clinch County had had lived in Berrien County most of her life. She was a member of Bemiss Road Baptist Church in Valdosta. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Lakeland Chapel of Music Funeral Services. Burial will follow in New Ramah Cemetery in Ray City. -- Music Funeral Services of Lakeland

Willie Russell Smith, Sr. 55, 1804 Marion St. passed away Oct. 8, 2002 at his residence. Funeral arrangements will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Union Holiness Church. Elder Willie Fields is pastor and Elder Larry Smith will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery. -- Harrington Funeral Home

Carroll B. Zeigler, 74, of Mayday, died late Saturday afternoon, Oct. 12, 2002, at his residence after a battle with cancer of about a year. He was born in Lakeland, Fla., and lived in Echols County most of his life. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, in the Macedonia Baptist Church in Echols county, with burial in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends between 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. -- Music Funeral Services of Valdosta.

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