Obituary Archive

5/30/2017 - Billy J. Miller
Billy J. Miller, age 80 died May 30, 2017 at Magnolia Manor in Americus

Services are pending

Survivors include his wife Patsy Miller of Magnolia Manor,

Complete obituaryto follow



5/30/2017 - Edwin O'Neal Smith
Edwin Smith , age 60 of Fitzgerald died May 30, 2017 at Dorminy Medical Center

Services are pending

Complete obituary to follow





6/3/2017 - Burton Lee McDonald
Burton Lee McDonald, age 70 of Fitzgerald died June 3, 2017

Committal Service will be held at San Antonio National Cemetery at a time to be announced

Lee was born September 3, 1946 in San Antonio, Texas to the late Burton E. and Pauline Combs McDonald. He was raised in Jourdanton, Texas on a dairy farm, completed high school, then joined the United States Coast Guard with his best friend Blake Rutherford, who preceded him in death. Lee was stationed on the USCGC Burton Island (WAGB-283) and on January 19, 1966 in latitude 291degrees N. & longitude 180. Burton L. McDonald was initiated into the domain of the Golden Dragon, Ruler of the 180th Meridian. He also received the National Defense Service Medal, the Antarctica Service medal, and will receive posthumously the Purple Heart. He was an engineer at heart, enjoyed the great outdoors, sharing with his grandchildren, and was a loving father with a generous heart.

Survivors include his children, Jasper Newton (Tracy) McDonald of Pleasanton, Tx, Parker Michael McDonald of Jourdanton, Tx,, one sister Paulette Williams of Pleasanton, Tx., grandchildren, Meahgen Rose McDonald, Jasper Newton McDonald II, and Adaline Grace McDonald all of Pleasanton, Tx., and a special companion for many years, Sara Taylor McCullough of Fitzgerald.



6/6/2017 - Darrell Lynn Cothren
Darrell Cothren, age 62 of Tifton died June 6, 2017 at his home surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice of Tift Area.

With Darrell’s wishes in mind, services will be held at a later date.

Darrell was born December 31, 1954 to the late Arlin and Melva Johnson Cothren. He served his country honorably and was a long distance driver. He enjoyed family time and sharing with his two grandsons.

Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Paula H. Cothren of Tifton, one son, Brad (Terri) Billings of Tifton, two grandsons, Dalton and Dixon, one brother, Larry (Debbie) Cothren of Tifton and one sister, Carolyn Henderson of Brinkley, Arkansas, a special nephew, Darin Henderson and his parents in law, Bill (Betty) Denny

In addition to his parents, Darrell was preceded in death by one sister.

6/7/2017 - Margaret Helen Van Havere
Margaret Van Havere, age 56 of Irwin Co. died June 7, 2017 at her home

Services are pending

Survivors include her father Albert J Van Havere and his wife of Fords, New Jersey





6/10/2017 - Dorothy Jean Hancock
Dorothy Hancock, age 63 died June 10, 2017 at the Willson Hospice House in Albany

With Dorothy's wishes in mind, the family will held a celebration of life service at a time to be announced.

Survivors include three brothers, Elzie Hancock, Franklin Barry, Michael Hacock, one sister Cathy Salter and many nieces and nephews.





6/10/2017 - Mary Alice Ford Galm
Mary Galm age 67 of Valdosta formerly of Tifton died June 10, 2017 at her home surrounded by family

With her wishes in mind, the family will hold a celebration of life service at a time to be announced

Survivors include one son, Raymond Eugene (Angela) Galm, two brothres, Glenn Ford, Mickey Ford and one sister, Shirley Abdul Hadi





6/11/2017 - Robert James Casey
Robert Casey, age 79 of Lakeland died June 11, 2017 at his home surrounded by family

With his wishes in mind, services will be held at a later date

Among his survivors is his wife Betty Bacon Casey





6/11/2017 - Doris Lavern Corbett Newton
Mrs. Doris Lavern Corbett Newton, 80, of 6321 Glenn Road, Lake Park, died Saturday, June 10, 2017, at her residence, surrounded by family.

Mrs. Newton was born September 26, 1936, in Lowndes County, a daughter of the late Walter and Vera Carter Corbett. She retired from Valdosta University. As long as her health permitted, she was active in the services and activities, of Lake Park Christian Church. Doris was a beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, and friend. On September 27, 1959, she was married to Jack Newton, who survives of the residence. She was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy Corbett Holton, and a brother, Ernest Corbett.

Surviving, in addition, to her husband, are two sons, Barry Newton of Lake Park, and Britt Newton of Gainesville, Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.





6/11/2017 - Robert Woodrow Hatch
Robert "Bob" Hatch died June 11, 2017 at Pruitt Health of Valdosta

Obituary to follow







6/12/2017 - Mary Loyce Lindsey
Mary Loyce Lindsey, age 51 of Hahira, died Monday June 12, 2017 at Tift Regional Medical Center.

A family visitation will be held at the home of Matthew & Vicki Lindsey (1935 Webb Rd. Hahira, Ga.) from 4:00-6:00 p.m., Saturday June 17, 2017.

Mary was born to the late Matthew and Josephine Yancey Lindsey. She worked many years for SGMC. She enjoyed watching soccer, and because of her love for cooking, she attended culinary school.

Survivors include her brothers, Robert “Butch” Lindsey of Newnan, Ga., James Lindsey also of Newnan, Ga., and Jonathan Lindsey of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, gift may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Mary.

6/12/2017 - Joel E. Fletcher
Joel Edgar Fletcher, age 65 of Tifton died June 12, 2017 at his home surrounded by family and under the care of Hospice of Tift Area.

A celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

Joel was born September 13, 1951 to the late James and Myrtle Fletcher. Because of his love of gardening and growing flowers and plants, he was the owner of a small nursery. Joel also loved the company of his furbaby, ‘Cash’ Money Fletcher.

Survivors include his furbaby, “Cash Money Fletcher”, his sister Jayne Hendley, his nieces, Kelly (Greg) Tucker, Leigh Mixon Kimbrell, Kim Kimbrell, Rosa Brown, and nephews, Bo Brown, Matt (Heather) Fletcher, and Jamie Fletcher.

In addition to his parents, Joel was preceded in death by his brother Jimmy Fletcher, and two sisters, Linda Fletcher Brown, and Sue Carol Stevens.

6/12/2017 - James Dennis Clemmons
James Clemmons age 63 died June 12, 2017 at Eastman Nursing and Rehab. Center

Services will be held at a later date

Full obituary will be posted later





6/13/2017 - Dan Robert Cornelison
Dan Cornelison, age 57 of Valdosta died June 13, 2017 at his home surrounded by family and under the care of Halcyon Hospice

Services will be held at a later date







6/14/2017 - John W. Johnson
John W. Johnson, age 53 of Lowndes County died June 14, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family and under the care of Halcyon Hospice

Family is planning a Celebration of Life Service at a time to be announced.

Survivors include three children, Charlie Johnson, John JohnsonII and Tabatha McDowell





6/16/2017 - Michael Alexander Dixon
Michael Dixon, age 55 of Coffee County died June 16, 2017 at Coffee Regional Medical Center.

Private Services will be held at a later date

Michael was born December 31, 1961 to Ronald and Betty Jean Elrod. He was a long distance driver, who enjoyed the great outdoors and a good meal.

Survivors include his parents, Ronald (Betty) Dixon, one daughter, Michaela Dixon, one sister, Anna Hall, one nephew, and special friends, John (Tammy) Boatright.



6/22/2017 - Jack "PePaw" Aspinwall
Jack Aspinwall, age 88 died Thursday June 22, 2017 at the home of his daughter surrounded by family and under the care of Pruitt Hospice.

With his wishes in mind, the family will have a celebration of life service at 1402 E. 24th Ave. Cordele at a time to be announced.

Survivors include his children, Angela (Huey) Maddox, Lynn (Jimmy) Joiner, Dianne (Richard) Lane, Kay Pate, and daughter in law, Vicky Aspinwall, seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren and his special dog baby boy Coco.

You are very much loved by all, PePaw



6/26/2017 - Katherine Ruffin White
Katherine Ruffin White, age 84 died Monday June 26, 2017 at Rehabilitation Center of South Ga.

Memorial Services will be held 11:30 a.m Thursday June 29, 2017 at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (1911 Whiddon Mill Rd.)

Full obituary to follow





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