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Donald Corbett, III

HAHIRA -- Donald Corbett, III, 54, of Hahira, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 12, 2003, in South Georgia Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born in Valdosta and had lived in Lowndes County all of his life. He was a Vietnam veteran, having served in the U. S. Army for four years. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 1777 and a member of Trinity Presbyterian Church. Suvivors include his wife, Mary Corbett of Hahira; stepmother, Norma Jean Corbett of Valdosta; one sister, Letitia Searcy of St. Simons Island; and one nephew, Jeff Searcy of Key West, Fla. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, in Riverview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. -- Music Funeral Services, Inc.

Claude Cecil Hillhouse

HOMERVILLE -- Mr. Claude Cecil Hillhouse, 84, passed away Sunday morning, Jan. 12, 2003, in the Clinch Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. A native of Columbia County, Fla., he had lived in Clinch County most of his life. He was a member of the New Vision Church of God and worked in the sawmill and at Brockway Standary. He ws the son of the late Lawrence Hillhouse and Molly Thomas Hillhouse and the widower of Esther Holmes Hillhouse. Survivors are two daughters, Elmaree H. Nelms and Bonnie Kay Evans, both of Homerville; two sons, Johnny Hillhouse of DuPont and Raymond Hillhouse of Homerville; one sisters, Pearl Henderson of Winter Haven, Fla.; two brothers, Fred Hillhouse of White Springs, Fla., and Dewey Hillhouse of Juniper Springs, Fla.; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several other relatives. Funeral services for Mr. Hillhouse will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2003, from the New Vision Church of God. Officiating will be Rev. David L. Vanoy and Rev. Keith Chauncey. Burial will be in the Pine Forest Cemetery. Mr. Hillhouse will remain at the funeral home where the family will receive friends Tuesday night, Jan. 14, 2003, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. with visitation after 5 p.m. Mr. Hillhouse will be carried to the church one hour prior to the services. -- Roundtree Funeral Home.

Joseph Andrew 'Uncle Andy' Kilgore

LAKE PARK -- Mr. Joseph Andrew "Uncle Andy" Kilgore, 81, of 3406 Duck Point Dr., Lake Park, formerly of 851 Lakeshore Rd., Martin, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, in South Georgia Medical Center. Born Aug. 3, 1021, in Clarke County, he was a son of the late Henry and Bertie Lou Garrison Kilgore. He was a retired plumber and pipe fitter; a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, during which time he served as a medic; and a member of the Lavonia Church of God. He was a Master Mason and member of Nancy Hart Lodge No. 690, Free and Accepted Masons. "Uncle Andy" was an avid harmonica player who gained notoriety across North Georgia and Western South Carolina. He played with numerous Southern Gospel groups inlcuding the Hicks family of Hartwell. He was a featured performer at the annual New Year's Eve Sing at Mount Olivet Church of God for many years. He was first married to the late Edna Lee Kilgore. In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice Young. Survivors include his beloved wife, Mrs. Ethel Lois Corns Kilgore of the home; sons, Victor Kilgore of Powder Springs, and Larry Belford of Valdosta; sisters, Hazel Lummus of Thomaston, Ellen Jones of Cumming, Martha Robinson of Blairsville, and Bertie Lou Hall of Dasher; brothers, Henry Kilgore of Tennessee and Gene Kilgore of Thomaston; and two grandchildren. Services for Mr. Kilgore will be Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at 11 a.m. from the chapel of Hamby Funeral Home in Lavonia with Bishop Willard Fitzpatrick, Rev. Charles Holland, and Rev. Henry Cannington officiating. Interment will be held at West View Cemetery in Atlanta at 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon. The body is at the funeral home where the family will receive friends tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. -- Hamby Funeral Home.

Jessie Smith Williams

RAY CITY -- Jessie Smith Williams, 84, of Ray City, died Saturd

ay, Jan. 11, 2003, at South Georgia Medical Center after a short illness. She was born on March 13, 1918, in Adel to the late J. B. and Luella Minchew Smith. Mrs. Williams was retired civil service from Moody Air Force Base and a member of First Christian Church. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Williams Hart; grandson, Richard Patrick Hart; granddaughter, and grandson-in-law, Jessie Hart and Johnathan Grizzle; great-grandson, David Christian Grizzle, all of Valdosta; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home with Rev. George Bennett officiating. Burial will follow in McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, from 1 p.m. until service time at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the United Methodist Children's Home, The Humane Society, or to the charity of your choice. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home.

Gloria Chapman Conner

Gloria Chapman Conner, 69, formerly of Quitman, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, in Mt. Dora, Fla. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today in Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Ben D'Amico officiating. -- Maxwell-Miller Funeral Home.

Miriam Hope

Miriam Hope, 84, resided at 3965 Sportman Cove Rd., passed this life Jan. 12, 2003, at her residence. Memorial services will be announced at a later date. -- Harrington Funeral Home, Inc.

Michael Leon Parker

Michael Leon Parker, 27, of Valdosta, passed away Sunday afternoon, Jan. 12, 2003, at his residence after a short illness with cancer. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Services. -- Music Funeral Services, Inc.

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