for Dec. 27, 2001
Jeffery Martin Death
VALDOSTA -- Jeffery Martin Death, 43, of Lake Park, died Monday, Dec. 24, 2001 at his residence after a sudden illness. He was born on July 6, 1958 in Atlanta to William Barley and Mildred Martin Death. He was a heavy machine operator and of the Methodist faith. Survivors include his wife, Debbie Shelton Death of Lake Park; three sons, Jeffery M. Death Jr. and Billy D. Death of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Phillip L. Death of Fayetteville, W.Va.; one stepson, Joseph W. Cordes of Oklahoma City; two stepdaughters, Sandy A. Acosta of Texas, April S. Shelton of Lake Park; four grandchildren; two brothers, James Death of Keller, Texas and William Death of Fayetteville. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in the chapel of McLane Lakewood Funeral Home with the Rev. Bob Willis officiating. Burial will follow in Lake Park Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home
The Rev. Anthony William Van Ham
VALDOSTA -- The Rev. Anthony William Van Ham, 78, of Valdosta, died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2001 at his home. He was born on July 14, 1923 in Holland. He was a priest with the Episcopal Church having served churches in Florida, New Jersey and Georgia for 30 years, including churches in this area. Father Van Ham was past president of the Quitman Rotary Club. Survivors include his wife, Julie Van Ham of Valdosta; one son, Matthew Temme of Valdosta; four daughters, Trudy Stugard of New Port Richey, Fla., Pamela Rosedale of Falmouth, Va., Karen Temme of Palm Harbor, Fla., and Kristina Rosenblum of Coral Springs, Fla., eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and one brother, Wim Van Ham of Veldhoven, Holland. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Christ Episcopal Church with the Rt. Rev. Henry I. Louttit, bishop of Georgia and all other area Episcopal church priests officiating. A vigil will be at 6 p.m. Friday at the St. James Episcopal Church in Quitman. Memorials may be made to St. James Episcopal Church in Quitman, Hospice of South Georgia or the Humane Society. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home
Edna Frances Futch Mayo
LAKELAND -- Edna Frances Futch Mayo, 71, of Ray City, passed away Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 25, 2001 at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta after a lengthy illness. She was born in Berrien County and lived in several places before retiring and returning to Ray City. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ray City. Survivors are her husband, Elwood Mayo, Ray City; daughter, Susan Mayo Carver, Atlanta; son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Gloria Mayo, Greensboro, N.C.; three grandchildren, Tegan, Rossie, Susanna; two great-grandchildren; one stepsister, Diane Sizemore, Ray City; one stepbrother, David Miley, Ray City; a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at First Baptist Church with burial in New Ramah Cemetery in Ray City. Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 7-9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to South Georgia Alzhiemers Association, P.O. Box 71341, Albany, GA 31708 or First Baptist Church in Ray City. -- Music Funeral Services
Woodrow Hancock, Nashville, died Wednesday at the Berrien Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville.
Vera Mae Jewett, Nashville, died Wednesday at her residence. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville.
Jacquelyn "Jackee" Lee Pelstring, 76, of Lake Park, died Friday at her home after a short illness. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (corner of Jerry Jones Drive and Gornto Road) with Bishop Joe Stanfell officiating. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home