for April 5, 2002

Henry Dailey, Jr.

ATLANTA -- Mr. Henry Dailey Jr., 66, of Atlanta, a beloved husband, son, father, brother, uncle and neighbor, departed this life on April 1, 2002, at Atlanta Medical Center. He confessed Christ at an early age and joined the St. John Missionary Baptist Church. Henry was a native Valdostian residing in Atlanta at the time of his demise. Henry was born on Sept. 18, 1936, to Henry and Leola Dailey. He was preceded in death by his father Henry Dailey, Sr. and a sister Claudia M. Dailey. He leaves to cherish his memories, a loving wife, Thelma Dailey of Atlanta; a loving mother, Leola Dailey of Valdosta; three daughters, Veronica Faye Neloms of Decatur, Pamela Shepard of Dayton, Ohio, Lisa Dailey of Trotwood, Ohio; one sister, Hellyn Dailey of Cincinnati, Ohio, four brothers, Herman (Lillie) Dailey of Englewood, Ohio, John Dailey of Dayton, Ohio, Caulie Dailey of Stone Mountain, and Willie F. (Geraldine) Dailey of Baltimore, Md.; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. John Baptist Church in Barretts. The Rev. Gregory Lofton, Pastor will officiate. Burial will follow in the Church Cemetery. -- Scott And Roberts Mortuary

Richard A. 'Sarge' Hagan

HAHIRA -- Richard A. "Sarge" Hagan, 69, of Hahira, died on Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at South Georgia Medical Center after a short illness. He was born on April 25, 1932, in Reed, Ky., to the late Odie and Edith Pfingston Hagan and had lived in Lowndes County since 1969. Mr. Hagan was retired from the U.S. Air Force and was a Baptist. He is preceded in death by his wife, Peggy Hagan on Nov. 9, 2000. He is survived by four daughters and two sons-in-law, Debbie Rowe of Hahira, Margie and David Clements of Ray City, Susan and Jamie May of Valdosta, Brenda Hagan of Vine Grove, Ky.; one son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Susanne Hagan of Dublin; grandchildren, Sandee Rowe of Hahira, Stacee McEldoon of Peachtree City, Stephanie Rowe of Valdosta, Tara Powell of Hahira, Ashley Gula of Vine Grove, Ky., Laura Ingram of Dublin, Christy Ingram of Santa Barbara, Calif., Scott Rowe of Valdosta, Jason Duff of Valdosta, Ricky Duff of Valdosta, Justin Clements of Ray City, Jeremy Powell of Hahira, Guy Ingram of Charlotte, N.C.; three great-grandchildren; three brothers, Odie Hagan of Glendale, N.Y., Paul Hagan of Newberg, Ind., Bob Hagan of Evansville, Ind.; and one sister, Anna Huff of Bolling Green, Ky. Graveside funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Riverview Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Lee Graham officiating. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the Pearlman Comprehensive Cancer Center at South Georgia Medical Center. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home

Fannie W. McCall

JASPER, Fla. -- Fannie W. McCall, 85, of Jasper, Fla. passed away Wednesday, April 3, 2002, at Suwannee Healthcare Center in Live Oak, Fla. Fannie was born in Watuga County, N.C. on May 23, 1916, and was raised in Jasper, Fla. where she was a homemaker and member of Divonia Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Sarah McCall; two brothers, William and Howard McCall and a sister, Zelda Farrill. Survivors include one sister, Doris Elizabeth McCall, Jasper, Fla.; four nieces and three nephews. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harry T. Reid Funeral Home Chapel, Jasper, Fla. Burial will follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. this evening at the funeral home. -- Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper, Fla.

Charlie Edward Merine

Charlie Edward Merine, 53, of Bellivile, Fla., passed away suddenly Saturday, March 30, 2002, at South Georgia Medical Center. He was born July 8, 1948, in Bellivile, Fla., to Mrs. Viola Merine and the late Mr. Carlee Merine. He lived in Bellivile all his life. He was employed with Valdosta Electric Co. for 28 years as an electrician. Charlie was loved by family and c

ommunity. He was known by the community as Handyman. If you called him, he would come and help with a smile. He was a member of Bethel AME Church, Bellivile, Fla. He is survived by his loving wife, Clareatha Merine; three sons, Charles A. Merine (Chris), Derrick Merine, Bellivile, Fla., Darrell Merine (Priscilla), Jacksonville, Fla., Terry Locke (Lois), Live Oak, Fla.; nine grandchildren; a devoted nephew, Curtis Merine; two brothers, Jerome Merine (Althalene), Valdosta, Leon Merine (Eloise), Orlando, Fla.; six sisters, Bertha Mae Roiser (John), St. Augustine, Fla., Ida Mae Bates (Roger), Philadelphia, Pa., Laruth Davis (Rayfield), Joann Kier (Robert), Orlando, Fla., Idella King (Willie), St. Augustine, Fla., Lender Lee Carrol (Alexander), Bellivile, Fla.; and a brother-in-law, Bobby Wright (Bertha Wright), Valdosta. The family will recieve friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Bethel A.M.E. Church, Bellivile, Fla. Funeral services will be Saturday at noon at Bethel A.M.E. Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pastor is Albert Bivins, with Desi Nixon, pastor officiating. -- Bennie Thomas Funeral Home, Live Oak, Fla..

James Sineath

CECIL -- Mr. James Sineath, 66, of Cecil died on April 3, 2002, at Shands Healthcare of Gainesville, Fla. He was born on Nov. 16, 1935, in Cook County. He was a service station attendant with Webbs Dixie in Adel, retired from the U.S. Air Force and a member of Sparks Methodist Church in Sparks. He was preceded in death by his father, Henry "Bengual" Royal and Theta Lucinda Jennings Sineath. He is survived by his wife, Opal Rentz Sineath; a daughter and son-in-law, Darlene and Chuck Radcliff of Cecil; brother, Robert Sineath of Austin, Texas; grandchildren, Stephanie Carr and Britt Carr. Graveside service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in Fellowship Baptist Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3-9 p.m. this evening at Purvis Funeral Home. -- Purvis Funeral Home of Adel

Mr. Cordell B. Anderson, 27, of Valdosta, died Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at South Georgia Medical Center. Homegoing services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at New Vision Fellowship Ministries, with burial following in Sunset Hill Cemetery. Pastor Corey Brown will officiate. -- Final rites are entrusted to Harrington Funeral Home

Demetrio Bauza, 67, of Ray City died Thursday at his home after a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home with burial following in McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 1-3 p.m. and from 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. -- Carson McLane Funeral Home

Mr. William T. Wolfe, 76, of Valdosta, passed away on Monday, April 1, 2002, at Lakehaven Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Scott And Roberts Chapel. Bro. Jesse Brown will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Hill Cemetery. -- Scott And Roberts Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

for April 5, 2002

Repairs needed

"Why can't someone who is in charge with the city of Quitman do something about getting the railroad to repair the awful railroad track crossings coming into Quitman off Hwy. 84 East? They did something in Valdosta. Why can't they do it in Quitman?"

Good teacher

"Rave to my son's teacher at Moulton Branch, Ms. Nolan. She is an excellent teacher and has done really well with him this year. You know you have a good teacher when he goes on spring break he is wanting to call her everyday. She is doing a great job, and I really appreciate her."

Fields look good

"I would like to praise the Valdosta City Parks Department for the work done on the fields at the Valloton Youth Complex. This is the best I have ever seen those fields look. Job well done."

Great care

"We recently had our father at SGMC and would like to rave about the care he received from Dr. Parker, Dr. Williams and the fifth floor nurses. We appreciate everything they've done."

Long light

"Will the city reset the timing of the red light at St. Augustine and River Street? It is a long wait and St. Augustine needs to be moving. It is heavy traffic in the mornings and afternoons."

Theater needed

"When will the new movie theater be built? I went to the movies tonight, where the price has been raised, while there was trash on the floor and walls looked like they were about to rot!"

Postal service

"Looks like it is time for all of us to write our congressman and request an investigation into the U.S. Postal System and rate hikes. Millions of your taxpayer dollars go to advertising each year. Why does the U.S. Postal Service even need to advertise? Now the Postal System is offering credit cards!"

Banned basketball

"I agree with the person who has a problem with not being able to play basketball at the end of a driveway. We live at the end of a cul-de-sac and received a letter from the city of Valdosta that we could not play basketball at the end of the cul-de-sac and there is no traffic on our road. It doesn't makes sense. What do they want the kids to do, roam the streets?"

Smiling employee

"I just wanted to let everyone know there are still well mannered young people. Harvey's supermarket in Nashville has one named Jason. Keep up the smile and well mannered behavior. Someone has raised you the right way, from a thankful customer."

Lights still needed

"Well, the city of Valdosta worked for two weeks at the intersection of Brookwood Drive and Patterson Street. They put up all new lights, worked on the curbs, etc. But still no left turn lights."

One-way strategy

"In response to 'Lights not timed:' The city is well aware of the problem. By timing them to be red longer, they are attempting to turn Ashley and Patterson into one-way streets. The blame lies with our city officials who are more than aware that Valdostans don't want them to be one-way streets."

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