for Jan. 4, 2002



Roosevelt Jackson (R.J.) Bradley

VALDOSTA -- Mr. Roosevelt Jackson (R.J.) Bradley, of Valdosta, departed this life on Jan. 1, 2002, at the age of 74. He was born on Feb. 28, 1927, in Lowndes County to the late Mose "Jay" and Rebecca Miller. Mr. Bradley was preceded in death by his wife, Mrs. Mattie L. Bradley; two brothers, Cornelius Bradley and James Bradley, and one sister, Julia White. He leaves behind to cherish his memories a devoted son, Mr. Elbert (Mary) Bradley; a loving daughter, Mrs. Gwendolyn (Randy) Harris; five grandchildren, Kim, Shantel and Cedric Gardner, Donte' and Kiera Bradley, all of Valdosta; one loving sister, Ms. Nellie Gaskins Johnson of Waycross; a caring aunt, Ms. Cora Gaines of Valdosta; a special friend, Mr. Otis Williams; and a host of brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Thomas Chapel Baptist Church. Edgar Roberts is pastor. The Rev. Johnnie Straughter will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Luke Cemetery. -- Scott and Roberts Mortuary



Annie Mae Browning

NASHVILLE -- Annie Mae Browning, 97, of Nashville (West Berrien), died on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at Berrien County Hospital. She was born on Feb. 23, 1904, in Berrien County to George Newton Sutton and Callie Ann Giddens. She was a homemaker and member of Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist Church. She was the widow of William Jasper Browning. Mrs. Browning was also preceded in death by a son, Raymond Browning who died in 1995. She is survived by four daughters, Ethel Vickers, Gladys Carter, both of West Berrien, Vernice McNabb of Lakeland, Fla., and Geneva Harper of West Berrien; two sons, Melvin Browning and Virgil Browning, both of West Berrien; 23 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 25 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Ruby Lovett of West Berrien. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Poplar Springs Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Junior Swain officiating. Burial will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery. Visitation will be after 4 p.m. today with the family receiving friends from 7-9 p.m. -- Lovein Funeral Home



Tony Raynard Davis

VALDOSTA -- Mr. Tony Raynard Davis passed this life on Dec. 30, 2001, at South Georgia Medical Center. He resided at 3880 Fender Road, Valdosta. Mr. Davis was born on March 5, 1963, to Mrs. Uma Ree Knight and the late Mr. Eli Davis Sr. in Lowndes County. Mr. Davis became a member of Payton AME Church at an early age. Mr. Davis graduated from Lowndes High School in 1983. After high school, he was employed as a construction worker until he became disabled. He leaves to cherish his memories a loving daughter, Crystal Davis; a loving, caring and devoted mother, Mrs. Uma Ree Knight; two brothers and four sisters, Eli Davis Jr. (Roberta) of El Paso, Texas, Theresa Darden of Columbus, Tammy Brice (Tim) of Hinesville, Chree Carter and Yvonne Mitchell (Louis), both of Valdosta, also Robert Davis of Valdosta; three aunts, Annie Ruth Smith of Miami, Fla., Beatrice Wright and Mary Nell Randolph, both of Valdosta; four uncles, Gus Bradley (Darlene) of Tampa, Fla., Joe Bradley of Atlanta, John L. Bradley and Tommy Bradley (Gail), both of Valdosta; two great-aunts, Ruby Lee Whitfield and Lenora Harrell, both of Valdosta; two great-uncles, Calvin Patterson and McClary Patterson, both of Valdosta; a loving and devoted friend, Georgia Waters; special friends, James Palmer, Woodrow Clemons, Louis Mitchell, Willie Hart and Patricia Williams. He also leaves seven nephews, five nieces, two great-nephews, two great-nieces; and a host of loving cousins and friends. His grandparents were the late Daisy Patterson and Gus Bradley Sr. Funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Payton AME Church in Clyattville. The Rev. Clement Choice, pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Payton Cemetery. -- Stevens Funeral Home



Philip 'Phil' Ethridge

VALDOSTA -- Philip "Phil" Ethridge, 74, of Valdosta, passed from this life on Thursday morning, Jan. 3, 2002, at his residence after a brief illness. He





was born in Brooks County and had lived in Valdosta for most of his life. He was retired from Ethridge Plumbing Co. and the city of Valdosta as a plumbing inspector. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He loved his family as well as gardening and the outdoors. His father and mother, Ernest and Frances Ethridge, preceded him in death. He was Baptist by faith. Survivors include his devoted wife for more than 53 years, Willie Blue Ethridge of Valdosta; one son, Gary Ethridge Sr. of Valdosta; one daughter and son-in-law, Phyllis and Jerry Hutchinson of Valdosta; grandchildren, Gary Ethridge Jr., Keri Ethridge, Beau Hutchinson and Megan Hutchinson; stepgranddaughter, Renee Webb; sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Harold Tyner of Quitman; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, William and Paulette Blue of Lake Park. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Valdosta Chapel of Music Funeral Services with burial following in Riverview Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Jim Schappaugh will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. -- Music Funeral Services



Olney Barnhill Parker

HOMERVILLE -- Mrs. Olney Barnhill Parker, 97, of Homerville passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, at the Tallahassee Community Hospital, Tallahassee, Fla., following an extended illness. A native of Clinch County, she had lived here all her life before moving to Tallahassee about three years ago. She was a homemaker, member of the Homerville Woman's Club and the Homerville First Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late John Franklin Barnhill and Sula Johnson Barnhill and was the widow of Frances Marion Parker. Survivors are one daughter, Bettye McLemore, Tallahassee; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several other relatives. Funeral services for Mrs. Parker will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Homerville First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Pine Forest Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until funeral time Saturday at the First Baptist Church. -- Roundtree Funeral Home



Doris Robinson Schultz

VALDOSTA -- Doris Robinson Schultz, 93, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2002, at her residence after a lengthy illness. Born in Jacksonville, Fla., to the late John S. and Florence Lytle Robinson, she had been a resident of Valdosta for the past 21 years. Mrs. Schultz was a member of Christ Episcopal Church. Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law, Jan Singleton and Walton Carter of Valdosta; two sons and daughters-in-law, Raleigh Travers Green III and his wife Norah Anne Green of Ft. Worth, Texas, William Lytle and Sarah Schultz of Melbourne, Fla.; grandchildren, Len and Melissa Carter, Trav and Judy Carter, Robin Coleman and her husband Richard, Joe and Paige Carter, Raleigh IV and Anne Green, Robin Green, Lisa and Mark Neupauer, Carter and Shannon Schultz; great-grandchildren, Dori and Aldine Carter, Ben and Elizabeth Carter, Rick and Carter Coleman, Ashley, Katie and Raleigh Green V, Grace and Hayley Green, Sophie Neupauer and Carleigh Schultz; one stepdaughter, Farah and Gene Edwards. Mrs. Schultz was preceded in death by her husbands, Joseph James Singleton and Bernard Jerome Schultz, and one grandson, Thomas Bernard Carter. Services for Mrs. Doris Robinson Schultz will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church with the Rev. Peter Ingeman officiating. Committal will follow in the Christ Episcopal Church Burial Garden. The family will receive friends after the services in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christ Episcopal Church. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home



Andrew Ragan Scaff

JENNINGS, Fla. -- Andrew Ragan Scaff, 20, of Jennings, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Andrew was born in Valdosta and was a lifelong resident of Hamilton County. He was a 1999 graduate of Hamilton County High School and was a student at North Florida Community College. Andrew was the owner of Andrew's Lawn Care and was also employed by Aramark. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Ch

urch. Survivors include his parents, Decar Jr. and Eileen Drury Scaff of Jennings; his twin brother, Bryan Scaff, Jennings; and his older brother, Decar Scaff III, South Korea; two sisters, Angela Scaff Boatwright, Douglas, and Donna Scaff, Tallahassee, Fla.; paternal grandmother, Marie Scaff, Jennings. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at New Hope Baptist Church near Jennings. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Saturday at Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper, Fla. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to: New Hope Baptist Church Building Fund, 6592 NW 48th St., Jennings, FL 32053. -- Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper



Sharn A. Tucker

VALDOSTA -- Sharn A. Tucker, 36, of Valdosta, died on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at South Georgia Medical Center of a long-term illness. He was born on May 5, 1966 in Valdosta to the late Ruthie Mae Tucker and surviving Benjamin Hancock. He was a man of many talents. He is survived by a daughter, Courtney Nicole Patrick of Valdosta; a very devoted friend, Karrie Kyer; one sister, Mary Ann Stalvey; and three brothers of Valdosta, Hardy B. Stanley, Benjamin and Leon, one in California, Billy; and two brothers passed on, Johnnie and Carl; two half sisters, Denise and Scrella of Valdosta; Janice was also a half sister who has left us; a host of nieces and nephews; three devoted friends, Jerry, Alfred and Vickie. Funeral services for Sharn will be held at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 5 at Woodlawn Church of Christ. Bro. Leroy Butler Jr. is the pastor. Bro. Andre Norwood will officiate. Burial will be in Sunset Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 3 p.m. today at the funeral home. -- Stevens Funeral Home, Valdosta



Emily Marie Allen Varn

VALDOSTA -- Mrs. Emily Marie Allen Varn, 99, of Valdosta, died on Jan. 2, 2002, at her residence. She was born on Feb. 8, 1902, in Cook County to the late Hansel Wilson and Katie Berry Hill Allen. She lived most of her life in Valdosta. She was a retired elementary school teacher and member of Lee Street Baptist Church, Valdosta. She was preceded in death by her husband, James "J.E." Edmondson Varn; six brothers and five sisters. She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Emily Sue and Eugene Pitts of Valdosta; grandchildren, James and Jenny Pitts of Hahira, Joel Pitts of Valdosta; great-granddaughter, Jordan Pitts of Hahira; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lakeview Baptist Church with the Rev. Eddie Allen officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home. -- Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home, Adel



Anna Jean Wilcox

ADEL -- Anna Jean Wilcox, 58, of Adel, died Oct. 4, 2001, at her residence. She was born on Jan. 28, 1942, in Ft. Pierce, Fla., to the late William Braxton Hammond and the late Stella O'Rean Williams. She was a housewife and of the Pentecostal faith. She is survived by her husband, Carlos Wilcox of Adel; two daughters, Arlene Goff and Carla Cook, both of Adel; son, Raymond Wilcox of Lakeland; nine grandchildren, Chrystal Wilcox of Valdosta, Dannyell Wilcox, Ambur Wilcox, Becky Wilcox, Joy Wilcox, all of Lakeland, Laci Goff, Buddy Goff, Lorianne Goff and Seth Cook, all of Adel; two sisters, Betty Jones of Murphy, N.C., Rita Piero of Ft. Pierce, Fla. Memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of Purvis Funeral Home, Adel. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. -- Purvis Funeral Home



Funeral services for Douglas Doe, 38, of Adel, will be at noon, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, at Holy Community COGIC in Adel. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. today at Lane Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Mount Olive Cemetery, Hahira. -- Lane Memorial Chapel



Jacquelyn (Jackie) Bower Wells died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2002, in Birmingham, Ala. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Dixie United Methodist Church with the Rev. James Holden officiating. Burial will follow in Dixie Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10-11

a.m. Saturday at Dixie United Methodist Church. -- Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home, Quitman

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