for March 5, 2003



Addison Olivia Gross

VALDOSTA-- Addison Olivia Gross, infant daughter of Barry and Amber Kirkland Gross of Valdosta, died Sunday, March 2, 2003. She is survived by her parents; a brother, Dalton Lee Gross; and a sister, Reagan Faith Gross. Addison Olivia is also survived by her maternal grandfather, Charles "Pawpaw" Kirkland of Wicksburg, Ala.; paternal grandparents, Edwin "Poppa" Gross and Betty "Bebbie" Gross of Deatsville, Ala.; several aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Judy "Mimi" Kirkland of Wicksburg, Ala; her aunt, Tina Gross Portis, and first cousin, Chandler Elizabeth Kirkland, both of Montgomery, Ala.

A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Central Avenue Church of Christ in Valdosta. Parents will take visitors following the service at the church. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 8, 2003, at Christian Home Church of Christ in Wicksburg, Ala., with graveside services following. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Southeastern Donor Services, 340 Blvd., N.E., Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30312. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home



Flora DeVane Lynn

ADEL -- Flora DeVane Lynn, 88, of Adel, passed away Monday, March 3, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Adel. She was born on Jan. 1, 1915, to the late Coleman and Jimmie Williams DeVane.. She was a member of Adel United Methodist Church for 77 years and was a member of the Cook County Historical Society.

Mrs. Lynn had worked as a bookkeeper for more than 40 years. Mrs. Lynn was preceded in death by her husband, David Lynn Jr.; three sisters, Erah Barfield, Myrtice Gaskins and Mary Helen Smith.

Survivors include her son, Jimmy Lynn of Adel; one daughter, Lynda Engelhardt of Lady Lake, Fla.; one brother, James DeVane; three grandchildren, Byron Lynn, Coleman Lynn and Leah Black; two great grandchildren, Kylea Black and Jackson Lynn; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today at Adel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Larry Land officiating. The body will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services. Burial will follow in Woodlawn City Cemetery. -- Purvis Funeral Home



Jack Selph Jr.

MOULTRIE -- Jack Selph Jr., 71 of Moultrie, died on March 3, 2003, at his residence.

He was born on Feb. 29, 1932, in Lowndes County to the late Jack Selph Sr. and Mary Lumby McCranie Selph. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force with 23 years of service. He was also retired from Sherwin Williams and had managed several prestigious Country Clubs and was the food service manager at the Colquitt County Correctional Institute. He was Baptist by faith.

He is survived by his wife, Patsy Lamb Selph of Moultrie; sons, Kenneth Selph of Welborn, Fla., Ricky Selph of Tampa, Fla.; daughters, Debbie Selph White of Missouri, Jackie Selph Smith of Corpus Christi, Texas, Shawn Selph Hegerich of Tampa, Fla.; several grandchildren; and brother, Billy W. Selph of Valdosta.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Zion Grove Assembly of God with the Rev. David Lamb officiating. Burial will be held in Zion Grove Cemetery with full military honors. Honorary casketbearers will be Buddy Welch, Mack Prater, Patrick Kiley, Owen McCranie, Mark Selph and Michael Selph. Visitation will be held from 7-9 p.m. today at Cobb Funeral Chapel. -- Cobb Funeral Chapel



Delaney Grace Slaughter

COLUMBUS -- Delaney Grace Slaughter, infant daughter of Sean and Angela Slaughter, died Sunday at the Medical Center in Columbus.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, March 8, 2003, at St. Mark United Methodist Church in Columbus, according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary Macon Road Chapel.

Survivors other than her parents include a brother, Hays Slaughter; paternal grandparents Larry and Laura Slaughter; paternal great-grandmother, Adelaide Cholak; maternal grandparents, Guy and Lorenda Smith and John and Rosalind Watson; maternal great-grandparents, Jimmy and Adel Smith; aunts and uncles, Steven and Trista Jones and Riley, Chris Sm





ith and Mary Ellen Smith. -- Striffler-Hamby Mortuary



Charles L. Woodall Sr.

VALDOSTA -- Charles L. Woodall Sr., 49, of Valdosta, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at South Georgia Medical Center. He was born on April 19, 1953, in Waycross to Willie Mae Cason Woodall and the late Ralph Traylor Woodall Sr. and had lived in Valdosta for 19 years. Mr. Woodall was the location manager for the Five Points Winn Dixie Marketplace and was a member of the Northside Baptist Church. He was an outdoorsman and loved spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie Woodall of Valdosta; son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Amy Woodall; two grandchildren, Ron Woodall and Suzanna Woodall, all of Lake Park; his mother, Willie Mae Woodall of Blackshear; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret and Jerry Drews of Blackshear, Christine and Ed Patrick of Waycross; parents-in-law, Parnell and Martha Morris of Surrency; several nieces, nephews and other extended family members. He was preceded in death by his father, Ralph T. Woodall Sr., and a brother, Buddy Woodall.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 6, 2003, at Northside Baptist Church with the Rev. Kenneth Hall and Rev. Don Smith officiating. Burial will follow in McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6-8:30 p.m. today at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the Northside Baptist Church Building Fund. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home



Billy Cantrell, 70, Valdosta, died Tuesday at a local nursing home. Funeral services are incomplete and will be announced later by Carson McLane Funeral Home.



Funeral services for Frances Garbutt Carroll, 88, Valdosta, who died on Monday, March 3, 2003, will be held at 3 p.m. today at Christ Episcopal Church. The Carroll family will receive friends in the Christ Church Fellowship Hall following the service. Donations may be made to the Christ Episcopal Church Building Fund in lieu of flowers. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home



Walter George Cato, 79, Moultrie, died Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center. Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 7 at Autreyville Baptist Church with the Rev. Tommy McDonald and the Rev. Stanley Hendricks officiating. Visitation will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday at Cobb Funeral Chapel. Cobb Funeral Chapel, Moultrie



Melissa Yvette Stringfield, 34, Valdosta, passed this life on March 3, 2003, at South Georgia Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. today at Harrington Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Saturday in Waynesboro, Miss. -- Harrington Funeral Home

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