Lottie Marie Daughtry Calhoun
Mrs. Lottie Marie Daughtry Calhoun, age 83, of Colquitt died Friday, April 18, 2003, at Miller County Hospital.
Mrs. Calhoun was born May 24, 1919 in Grady County, GA. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Colquitt and was a housewife. She was a member of the TEL Sunday School Class of First Baptist and served for many years as a youth department teacher in Sunday School and the Baptist Training Union. She also led the Girls Auxiliary for youth and teenagers. She was a long-standing member and co-chairman of the Church Flower Committee. Mrs. Lottie's love of horticulture led her to be a flower show participant as well as chair the Colquitt Garden Club annual flower shows. She served in all offices of the Colquitt Garden Club and became an accredited flower show judge. She was tapped as a judge for local flower shows, the Rose Festival and many other shows throughout Georgia. She was honored with a life time membership from the Garden Club of Georgia and the Garden Club of Colquitt. Mrs. Calhoun was very active in civic clubs and activities. She served on the Board of Family and Children Services for 16 years, and was chairman of the Colquitt Planning Commission. She was also the chairman of the City Zoning Board. A strong advocate for community improvement, she was involved in developing the Spring Creek Park and the city square beautification program.
Funeral services for Mrs. Calhoun will be Monday, April 21 at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Don Bazal and the Rev. Jerry McArthur officiating. Interment will follow at Colquitt City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Sunday, April 20 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Colquitt Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Hill Moore, Stanley Tyner, Sr., Gerald Garland, Charles Thorne, Bo Everson and Charles Bevis.
Honorary pallbearers are members of the TEL Sunday School Class, Staff of Miller Nursing Home, Wattie Hays, Dale Murphy, Wilma Fleet, Ophelia Briones, Beatrice Varnadoe, Christine Bracewell, and Marjorie Zipperer.
Survivors include her husband of 65 years, John D. Calhoun, Colquitt; two daughters, Patricia C. Cummings, Lynchburg, VA, Joni C. Martin, Lawrenceville; one granddaughter, Laura Marie C. and husband Douglas B. Anderson; three great-grandchildren, Kristan A. Anderson, Andrew B. Anderson, Alaina M. Anderson. She was preceded in death by her parents, L.T. and Nora Daughtry, one sister; one sister, Louise Brown; two brothers, L.T. Daughtry, Jr. and David Daughtry.
Colquitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Ms. Tamakia L. Stromer, age 29 of Colquitt died Saturday, April 12, 2003, from injuries sustained in an ATV accident.
Ms. Stromer was born April 9, 1974 in Colquitt. She was a member of Bethel M.B. Church.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 19 at Bethel M.B. Church at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Edward Williams officiating. Interment followed at Rocky Cemetery.
Survivors include one son, Joquaris R. Hawkins; one daughter, Sharonda Menette; parents, Leroy and Shirley Stromer; three sisters, Teresa Warren, Rosaland Snelling, Tracy Stromer; two brothers, Stacey Stromer and Donald Wilson.
Bruton Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Gilbert Jenkins, age 73, of Bartow died of cancer Monday, April 14, 2003 at Winter Haven Hospital.
Graveside sevices were held Friday, April 18 at 11:00 a.m. at Lakeside Memorial Park in Winter Haven with the Rev. Wayne Mayberry officiating.
Born in Appleton, AL, on September 23, 1929, he came to Bartow from Lawrenceburg, Tenn in 1946. He was a maintenance man for the Lake Wales Country Club. He was a Protestant.
Mr. Jenkins is survived by his wife, Irma Jean Jenkins, two sons, G. Allen Jenkins, Tallahasee, FL; Jim Jenkins, Winter Haven, FL; one brother, Bud Jenkins, Winter Haven, FL; one sister, Johnnie Crim, Nashville; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Trinity Funeral Home and Cremation Center was in charge of the arrangements.
REV. JAMES HUBERT "J.H." MOSS
We regret to announce the passing of the Rev. James Hubert "J.H." Moss, age 84 of Donalsonville who passed away at his residence on Sunday, April 20, 2003.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday, April 23 at the Donalsonville Church of God at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Stan Long, the Rev. Billy Dawson and the Rev. James Scarborough officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakview Church of God Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Brad Moss, Chad Moss, Stephen Moss, Wilton Albritton, Marlon James and Greg Harris.
Honorary pallbearers will be Shon McDaniel, Ken Harris, Tim Dickens, Mike Williams, Greg Broxton and Bryan Harris.
Rev. Moss was born November 26, 1918 in Houston County to the late James Horace and Cassie Smith Moss. He was married to the former Betty Jean Easom on June 1, 1947 and was a member of the Donalsonville Church of God. Moss received is exhorter license on August 24, 1949 at the age of 30. In 1966 he began a radio ministry that continued until 1998. Throughout the running of this program, Rev. Moss conduced a total of 1600 sermons on the air.
After retiring in August of 1986, Rev. Moss served as the intern pastor at Kimbrel Chapel Church of God from November 1986 until January of 1990. While serving the Lord at Kimbrel, he conducted a total of 480 sermons. Rev. Moss touched many people's lives through the sermons that he preached.
He leaves to cherish his memory a loving and devoted wife of 55 years, Betty Jean Moss, seven children, Barbara Moss Harris, Norma Moss Dickens, Phillip Moss, Darius Moss, Marilyn Moss, Danny Moss, Lisa Moss Adams, one sister, Madine Whigham and 18 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Evans-Skipper Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
VALLIE MEDLEY BEASLEY
We regret to announce the passing of Vallie Medley Beasley, age 81, of Donalsonville who passed away Easter Sunday, April 20, 2003 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center in Dothan, AL.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 11:00 a.m. at the Oakview Church of God in Donalsonville with the Rev. Mylan Brookins and the Rev. Willie Bryon Parker officiating. Interment will follow at the Corinth Church Cemetery in Iron City.
Pallbearers were Rocky Phillips, Douglas Phillips, Paul Phillips, Chad Phillips , Glen McMillian and Nicholas McMillian.
Mrs. Beasley was born in Barbour County, AL on December 23, 1921 to the late Warren and Sophie Phillips Medley. Her husband Jim Beasley preceded her in death in 1991. She was a homemaker and lived in Donalsonville for the past 30 years. She was a member of Oakview Church of God in Donalsonville.
She leaves to cherish her memory six daughters, Maxine McMillian, Donalsonville; Catherine Kennedy of Cottonwood, AL; Eleanor Beasley, Pinkard, AL; Mollie Phillips, Dothan, AL; Jeanette McDaniel, Dothan, AL; and Laura McMillian, Donalsonville; one son, John Beavers, two brothers, Warren G. Medley and Don Medley, Clio, AL; two sisters, Gladys Campbell, Clio, AL; and Bernice Seagers, Graceville, FL; 32 grandchildren, 67 great grandchildren and 18 great great grandchildren. Evans-Skipper Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Herbert Helms, age 72, of Donalsonville, passed away Friday, April 18, 2003, at his residence.
Mr. Helms was born September 11, 1930, to the late David Sanford and Julia Ann Parker Helms. He graduated from Seminole County High School in 1948 and married Imogene Cooley February 11, 1954. He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and the Vietnam War, retiring in 1971, as MSGT in the US Air Force. He also retired from the Georgia State Patrol after 19 years as a driverís license examiner. He was a member of the American Legion and the Ret. Air Force Sgt. Association.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 20, at 2:00 p.m. at the chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Bell officiating. A full military interment followed at Salem Seminole Baptist Church Cemetery.
The military served as active pallbearers and the Georgia State Patrol served as honorary pallbearers.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Imogene Cooley Helms, Donalsonville; one daughter, Karen Hill; one son, Steven Craig Helms, Belleville, IL; one sister, Hattie H. Nelson, Donalsonville; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Herbert Gary Helms, and a daughter, Teresa Marie Helms, and parents, Sanford and Julia Ann Helms.
Evans-Skipper Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
BETTY YATES PETERSON
Mrs. Betty Yates Peterson, age 67, of Bainbridge died Wednesday, April 16, 2003.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 18, at 3:00 p.m. at Morningside Baptist Church with the Rev. Leon Van Landingham officiating. Interment will be held at the Oak City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Tony Greene, Jason Bryan, Joey Yates, Phil Yates, Matthew Battles, W.C. Yates, Cale Bryan and Danny Moore.
Honorary pallbearers were Deacons of Morningside Baptist Church and the Candlelighter Sunday School Class.
Mrs. Peterson was born on December 22, 1935 in Miller County, the daughter of Charlie "Son" Yates and Mattie Lou Spires Yates. She married James Ross Peterson on August 12, 1955, and was a homemaker. She was a member of Morningside Baptist Church. She was preceded in death by a son, Kenny Peterson.
Survivors include her husband, Ross Peterson; Bainbridge, two daughters, Gwen Godwin and Linda B. Dodson, Bainbridge; one brother, Mart Yates, Panama City, FL; one sister, Mavis Y. Greene, Bainbridge; five grandchildren, Brandi Godwin, Laci Dodson, Brian Dodson, Kevin Dodson and Colby Dodson, all of Bainbridge; and two great-grandchildren, Bowen Dodson and Reese Dosdon, Bainbridge.
Ivey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Earl Burke, age 77, of Iron City died Sunday, April 20, 2003.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 23, at 3:00 p.m. at Corinth Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Talmadge Worsley officiating. Interment was held at Corinth Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Randy Morris, Tony Morris, Jim Morris, Troy Palmer, Joe Davis, and Emory Easterwood.
Honorary pallbearers were employees of Three Notch EMC.
Mr. Burke was born on March 7, 1926, in Seminole County and was a retired lineman with Three Notch EMC and a member of Corinth Free Will Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by a son, Edward Burke.
Survivors include his wife, Anna Rosa Kidd Burke, Iron City; two sons, Sammy Hand, Bainbridge, and Billy Hand. Iron City; three daughters, Janet Cater, Colquitt, Patrick Brown, Donalsonville, and Donna Burke, Iron City; one sister, Joyce Morris, Donalsonville; and 13 grandchildren.
Ivey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
LEON MITCHELL CONNER JR
Mr. Leon Mitchell Conner Jr., age 77, of Arlington died Tuesday, April 15, 2003, at his residence.
Funeral services were held Friday, April 18, at 11:00 a.m. at the Arlington Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Hadden officiating. Interment was held at the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Ike Newberry, Dan Harris, Mac Gaines, Jim Pope, Roy Stuart and Jimmy Hodge Timmons.
Honorary pallbearers were the Ike Newberry Sunday School Class, Members of Past Athletic Teams, Zack Williams, Jack Fokes and Eddie Evans.
Mr. Conner was a retired school superintendent and a member of Arlington Baptist Church. Mr. Conner served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. He was a teacher and coach at Arlington High School from 1950-1952. He was promoted to principal and continued his coaching career in the Arlington School System from 1952-1960. Mr. Conner advanced to superintendent of Calhoun County School System in 1962, where he stayed until retirement in 1983. Mr. Conner served as president of the Georgia Association of School Superintendents from 1973-1974; he also served eight years as secretary-treasurer. He was the president of the Georgia Association of Educators from 1973-1974.
Mr. Conner coached dozens of boys and girls of Arlington through the years. His family requested that any who played on teams coached by Mr. Conner during his tenure in Arlington locate the reserved seating area and special sign in that was placed at the church for his service. The gentlemen of this group were asked to serve as honorary pallbearers.
Mr. Conner was a member of the American Legion Post Number 223, the Masonic Lodge-Arlington Lodge Number 249, Arlington Lion's Club, Georgia Association of School Superintendents and the Georgia Association of Educators.
Survivors include one daughter, Cindy Conner Lee, Fayetteville; two sons, Leon Mitchell Conner III, Arlington, and Gregory Stewart Conner, Blakely; four grandchildren, Megan Elizabeth Lee, Rebecca Lynn Conner, Benjamin Mitchell Conner and Gregory Canton Conner, two brothers, James Lovelace Conner, Cleveland, and Jerry Eaves Conner, Alexandria, VA; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Peggy Stewart Conner.
Colquitt Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
Mr. Buford Sheffield, age 74, died Saturday, March 22, 2003.
Funeral services were held on March 25 with interment at Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, FL.
Mr. Buford was a retired employee of Avista Polarit and a native of Colquitt. He moved to Wildwood, FL from Bremen in 1968. Mr. Sheffield was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and was a Navy Korean War Veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Sheffield, Wildwood, FL; four sons, Phil Sheffield, Port Charlotte, FL; Jerry Sheffield, Atlanta; Jim Sheffield, Ocala, FL; and Mark Sheffield, St. Petersburg, FL; three daughters, Kathy Foster, Leesburg, FL; Janice Johnson, MacClenney, FL; and Kay Weeks, Jacksonville, FL; one brother, Cosby Sheffield, DeRidder, LA; five sisters, Wylene Newberry, Colquitt; Betty Doyle, Dothan, AL; Cornelia Lambert, Cairo; Annette Ridley, Blakely; and Barbara Swearingain, Donalsonville; and nine grandchildren.
Mr. Sheffield was the son of the late Alvers Clifton and Susie Bell Houston Sheffield of Colquitt.
Banks/Page-Theus Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
DORIS M. DONALSON
Mrs. Doris Donalson, age 79, of Colquitt died Saturday, April 19, 2003, at Miller County Hospital.
Mrs. Donalson was born October 4, 1923, in Seminole County. She was a member of Colquitt United Methodist Church and was a housewife.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 21, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Matt Stewart officiating. Interment followed at Colquitt City Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Parks Callan, Kevin Donalson, Eric Donalson, Darryl Miller, Kenneth Haire and Carroll Miller.
Survivors include her husband, Herman Donalson, Colquitt; two sons, David Donalson and wife, Carol, Columbus, and William H. Donalson, Dothan, AL; two brothers, Harvard Miller, Colquitt, and Don Miller, South Carolina; three grandchildren, Kevin Donalson, Eric Donalson, Cheryl Donalson; three great-grandchildren, Miller Donalson, Garrett Donalson, Casey Donalson; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Colquitt Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
REV. DAMON C. DODD
The Rev. Damon C. Dodd, age 87, of Norman Park died Sunday, April 27, 2003.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 29 at 11:00 a.m. at the Baker Funeral Home Chapel with the Brother Jim Hattaway, Brother Kent Barwick and Brother Marshall Kennedy officiating. Interment was held at the Bellview Church Cemetery in Miller County.
Pallbearers were Shane Roberts, Brian Tucker, Brian Brown, Jamie Mercer, Chris Brooks and Jonathon Hudson.
Rev. Dodd was born on February 14, 1916 in Flat River, Missouri and was married for 58 year to the late Sylvia R. Woods and to the former Ola Maude Guy.
Survivors include his wife Ola Maude Dodd, two daughters, Marylin Hudson and Barbara D. Tucker, one brother, Leeman R. Dodd, sour step-daughters, Cheryl Sinclair, Denise Brooks, Debbie Roberts, and Tammy Mercer, one step-son, Mike Mercer, five grandchildren, eight step grandchildren and ten step great grandchildren.
Baker Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.
FLORA AGNES ROGERS
Mrs. Flora Agnes Rogers , age 90, of Colquitt died Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at Miller County Nursing Home.
Funeral services are being held Friday, May 2 at 11:00 a.m. at Damascus Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Buren Womble, Rev. Harold Pullen, and Dr. William D. Woods officiating.
Pallbearers were Robin Temples, Billy J. Lewis, Liston Radney, Charles Bridges, Joe Bryan, and Buck Phillips.
Mrs. Rogers was a housewife and a member of the Damascus Missionary Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Mavis Campbell, Columbus; Bobbye Glass, Colquitt; and Cheryl Mathis, Apalachicola, FL, three sons, William D. Wood, Lake City, FL; Harold T. Wood, Victoria, TX; and Freddie S. Rogers, Damascus, 24 grandchildren and a large number of great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.
Colquitt Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.