for Feb. 13, 2003
CLYATTVILLE -- Mildred Griffin, 72, of Clyattville, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at her residence following a lengthy illness. She was born in Brooks County on Oct. 23, 1930, to the late Roy and Pauline Crowley Simmons. Mrs. Griffin lived most of her life in Lowndes County. She was a devoted mother and a member of South Valdosta Church of God. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gene Griffin; son, Johnny Patterson; great-grandson, Dalton Wilkes; brother, DJ Simmons; sister, Aline Damon.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Johnny Burnette of Gainesville, Wanda Jean and Steve Barrs of Valdosta; two sons and daughter-in-law, Willie (Buddy) Thomas, Prosperity, S.C., Benny and Pattie Thomas, Clyattville; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 14 stepchildren; a number of stepgrandchildren, stepgreat-grandchildren, stepgreat-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; three sisters, Irene Bennett, Inez Croft, Dorothy Jarvis, all of Valdosta; brother, R.J. Simmons, Gainesville; a special nurse, Ruby McKown at South Georgia Medical Center and all of the Hospice of South Georgia family.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14 at South Valdosta Church of God with the Rev. Ken Savage officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Griffin will lie in state one hour prior to service. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. -- Music Funeral Services of Valdosta
Minnie Dukes Wilson
QUITMAN -- Minnie Dukes Wilson, 83, of Quitman, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, at South Georgia Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
Born in Lowndes County, she was the daughter of William Frank and Eula Herring Dukes. She was a homemaker and a member of Columbia Primitive Baptist Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Barbara (Walter) Allen of Quitman; three sons, John D. Wilson III of Quitman, William Frank (Sarah) Wilson of Greenville, Fla., Jim (Barbara) Wilson of Quitman; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one brother, Marion Dukes of Quitman.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Feb. 14 in Oak Hill Cemetery with the Rev. Don McMillian officiating. The family will receive friends from 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home. -- Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home, Quitman
Mary Alice "Big Mae" Dennard, 67, Quitman, passed away Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, at her residence. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Church of God in Unity in Quitman with Elder Warnell Parker, pastor, and the Rev. Tommy Goins officiating. Burial will follow in North End Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. The body will lie in state from noon until the hour of the funeral Saturday at the church. -- Washington Funeral Home of Quitman
Infant Jonet Hampton, Valdosta, died Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Carson McLane Funeral Home.
Mildred Amerson Williams, 82, Live Oak, Fla., passed away on Feb. 5, 2003, at Shands in Live Oak. Memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Feb. 15, 2003, at Harry T. Reid Funeral Home in Jasper, Fla. Memorial contributions may be made at First Federal Bank of Jasper in the account of Alapaha River Band to further Mildred's dream of building a learning center and food source for the needy, teaching native American culture. -- Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper
Bertha Beaty Willis, 83, Valdosta, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2003, in Quitman after a lengthy illness. Funeral services for Mrs. Willis will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 15 in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home
Sam Wiseman, 82, Valdosta, passed this life on Feb. 7, 2003, at South Georgia Medical Center. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Day Spring Baptist Church with the Rev. Charlie Dunbar officiating. Burial will
follow in County Line Cemetery, Cecil. -- Harrington Funeral Home.
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