for July 24, 2001

Mary Jemima Carter Clark

ADEL -- After a courageous battle with cancer, "Jay" entered into Eternal Paradise on July 22, 2001. She was preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Ruby Wilkes Carter; brothers, Frank Charles and Roy Delano; and sister, Patricia Ann. She was also preceded by her first husband, Aubrey H. Collins, and her late husband, James E. Clark. Jemima was born in Cook County and attended local schools. She worked at Southeastern Shipyard in Savannah, where she married Mr. Collins. Hiram was her only child. She was an administrative secretary until her retirement in Atlanta. "Jay" was an expert horsewoman in her younger years. She grew up riding, as her father, Frank Carter, owned the Adel Horse and Mule Barn on North Burwell Avenue. She leaves a legacy of love to all of her loved ones. She leaves to mourn her passing her loving and caring son, A. Hiram Collins; daughter-in-law, Neva Collins; granddaughters, Pamela Collins and Mica Collins Mink; brothers, George L. (Beverly) Carter, Birmingham, Ala., and Jack W. (June) Carter, Adel; sisters Christine (Nade) Habshey, Atlanta, Mildred (Harold) Green, Cumming, Martha (Ted) Schow, Marietta, Nannette (Hoyt) Elrod, Birmingham, Ala., and Frances Carter, Marietta; aunt, Pearl Wilkes Flowers, Adel Convalescent Home, Adel; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Purvis Funeral Home, Adel. Burial will be held in Woodlawn City Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. -- Purvis Funeral Home

Orrel Elizabeth Kellogg

FT. WALTON BEACH, Fla. -- Orrel Elizabeth Kellogg, 100, of Ft. Walton Beach, passed away July 21, 2001, at Emerald Coast Center in Ft. Walton. The Berrien County native was a former resident of Lowndes County and Jasper, Fla. She was a homemaker and attended Corinth Baptist Church near Jasper. Survivors include her daughter, Vera Marelyn Mountain, Ft. Walton Beach; one brother, Varn Marshall, Adel; one sister, Etna Logue, S.C.; and granddaughter, Ethelle Burris. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Corinth Baptist Church, Jasper. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. -- Harry T. Reid Funeral Home

Carolyn Simmons

ADEL -- Carolyn Simmons, 66, of Adel, died on July 22, 2001, at Palmyra Medical Center. She was born on Feb. 15, 1935, in Lakeland, to the late Henry and Vera Giddens Smith Cook. She lived in Adel for 30 years. Mrs. Simmons was a member of Adel Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel Williams Simmons. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Sam and Debbie Simmons of Crawfordville, Fla., Scott and Fancy Simmons of Rapid City S.D.; two daughters and son-in-law, Sherryl and Jack Hoffman, Omaha, Neb., Sylvia Simmons, Hampton; two brothers, Billy Jack Cook, Fayetteville, Johnny Livingston, Huntington, W.Va.; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Adel Church of God with the Rev. Tracy Swanson officiating. Burial will be held in Beulah Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home, Hwy. 41 South. -- Boone-Lipsey Funeral Home

Lillian Thomas

VALDOSTA -- Lillian Thomas, 78, of Valdosta, died on Sunday, July 22, 2001, at her daughter's home in Echols County. Born on March 7, 1923, in Dayton, Ky., she was formerly of Pompano Beach, Fla. She had made her home in Valdosta for the past six years. She was a member of the Evangel Assembly of God. Survivors are her daughter and son-in-law, Loucille and Eli Cumbess of Lake Park; granddaughter and her spouse, Cindy and Donnie Atkins of Lake Park; grandson and his spouse, Jerry and Liz Cumbess of Belleview, Fla.; six great-grandchildren, Jacob, Guy, Bobby, Tyler and Tiffany Stratton of Lake Park and Jessica Cumbess of Belleview. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Statenville Cemetery. Pastor James Kent will officiate. The family will receive friends from

2:30-4 p.m. today at the Carson McLane Funeral Home. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home

Grace Cowart Simpson

VALDOSTA -- Grace Cowart Simpson, 87, died on Sunday, July 22, 2001, at home in Valdosta. Born Feb. 23, 1914, in Lowndes County, she was the daughter of the late Jasper Gordon Cowart and Lula Duggan Cowart. Mrs. Simpson was a homemaker and widow of the late William Roy (Buster) Simpson. She was the retired owner and operator of Simpson's Bait and Tackle Store, and her hobbies included beekeeping, reading, taxidermy, sewing, fishing and hunting. A bible scholar, Mrs. Simpson was a member of New Hope Congregational Methodist Church in Macclenny, Fla., and she attended Macclenny Church of God where she taught Sunday School for many years. She was secretary treasurer for Woodman of the World. Survivors are her daughters and sons-in-law, Hilda and Steve Lammons, Elizabeth and William Cothron, all of Valdosta, Wilahmena and Johnny Lauramore of Macclenny, Fla.; seven grandchildren, William Privett of Valdosta, Betty Lammons, Sheri and husband, Craig Lokey, Clay Cothron, all of Valdosta, Marcy and husband, Daniel Shephard of Melbourne, Fla., Amanda Lauramore and Justin Lauramore of Macclenny; three great-grandchildren, Beth and Julie Lokey, Kimberley Lammons of Valdosta; sisters, Theda Pittman of Valdosta. She was preceded in death by a grandson, John Timothy Garner and a sister, Thelma Scott. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the services on Wednesday beginning at 9:30 a.m. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home

David Russell Walter

David Russell Walter of Manor passed away Monday afternoon at his residence following an extended illness. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Roundtree Funeral Home of Homerville.

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