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Mary Brown

Apr 06, 1936 - Nov 29, 2023

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Valdosta, GA

Mary Williams Brown, 87 of Lake City, passed away unexpectantly on Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at the South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta, Georgia. Mrs. Brown was born in Gainesville, Florida, the fourth child of 5, to the late Jessie Williams and Beatrice Haney Williams. She had made Lake City her home for the past 53 years having moved here from Jacksonville. Mrs. Brown was of the Baptist faith, she never met a stranger and loved traveling and shopping with her girls. She was a homemaker...Read More

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Bessie Leonard Kersey

Aug 08, 1937 - Feb 29, 2024

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Valdosta, GA

Bessie Leonard Kersey, 86, of Valdosta, Ga. and formerly of Jesup, Ga. passed away on Thursday, February 29, 2024. The Wayne County native was a member of Azalea City Church of God and co-owner with her husband’s business, ABC Kersey Septic Tank Services. She enjoyed embroidery, sewing and in her later years, listening to Jimmy Swaggart’s songs. Bessie was always a vibrant and energetic lady. Her husband, Solomon preceded her in death along with her parents, A.V. and Carra Leonard; two sons, Solomon, Jr. and Jerry Kersey; two sisters, Verna Williams and Lola Goober and brother, E.C. Leonard.Survivors are grandchildren, Bryan Kersey, Chad (Ashley) Kersey and their mother, Charmaine Kersey, Josh, Caleb and Noah Kersey and their mother, Michelle Kersey; 3 great grandchildren, Waylon, Samuel and Lucas; several nieces, including Naomi (Jim) Culpepper and their sons, Moose and Austin Culpepper and several nephews.Funeral services will be 2 PM Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Rinehart Chapel with Pastor Raymond Gabbard officiating. Private burial will follow in Jesup City Cemetery.Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Rinehart and Sons Funeral Home of Jesup is in charge of arrangements.

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Franklin D. Wetherington

May 15, 1944 - Feb 28, 2024

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Valdosta, GA

"Franklin D. Wetherington- 79 A resident of Valdosta, Georgia, passed away on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Langdale Hospice House. Born on May 15, 1944, in Valdosta, Georgia. Franklin was the son of the late Willie Wetherington and Estelle Knox. He worked with Corl Corporation as a gel coat applicator. Franklin was known as the family mechanic, and he enjoyed fishing. Alongside his parents, Franklin is preceded in death by his sister Betty Jean Godwin. Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Eva Wetherington of Valdosta, Georgia; Daughters, Earnestine “Earnie” Billedeau (Cecil) of Jacksonville, Florida and Lisa “Red” Loffmin (Anthony) of Clayttville, Georgia; Grandchildren, Berry Windham (Stephanie), Timothy Windham, Maria Windham (Alan McCarter), Justin Loffmin, Andrew Billedeau (Anna), Christopher Billedeau (Jessica), Brandon Billedeau (Jen), Daniel Billedeau (Taylor); Great Grandchildren, Ashley, Kaleb, Christian, Zackary, Darcie Jo, Henry, and one on the way, A number of nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, Friday, March 1, 2024, in the Valdosta Chapel of Music Funeral Services. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 1:00 until 2:00 PM on Friday, March 1, 2024, at the funeral home. Kind words and expressions of sympathy can be left for the family at www.musicfuneralservices.com. The Wetherington family is being served by the professional and caring staff of Music Funeral Services of Valdosta."

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James David Miller Jr.

Mar 25, 1947 - Feb 23, 2024

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Valdosta, GA

"James David Miller Jr.- 76 Of Valdosta, Georgia passed away on Friday, February 23, 2024 at South Georgia Medical Center. He was born on March 25, 1947, in Coco Solo, Panama Canal to James David Miller Sr. and Florence Mae Miller. He worked with the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners as a Senior Heavy Equipment Operator for 35 years where he was known as “Slim”. He enjoyed riding his tractor, motorcycles, hunting, archery, and spending time in the great outdoors. He loved his critters, especially his dogs. He was also affectionally called “Skeet” by his family who he loved dearly. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, David H. Miller. Survivors include his wife of 48 years, Judy K. Miller; daughter, Felisa K Collins of Orange Beach, Alabama; grandchildren: Brittany Collins, Crystal Collins, Willy Collins, David Andrew Miller, Anthony Ash Miller, Marisa Miller Acosta; Daughter in law, Laura Acosta Miller of Colorado Springs, Colorado; sisters: Pamela Devries (Jack) of Lynn, Alabama; Trisha Jordan (Dell) of Tallahassee, Florida; Sherrill Ross (Steve Smith) of Atlanta, Georgia; Leslie Hardy of Temple, Georgia; brother, Drew Miller (Jacqueline) of Valdosta, Georgia; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, on Monday, March 25, 2024 at Swilley Hill Church of God in Valdosta, Georgia. Kind words and expressions of sympathy can be left for the family at www.musicfuneralservices.com. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Swilley Hill Church of God, 4333 Hickory Grove Road, Valdosta, Georgia, 31606. The Miller family is being served by the professional and caring staff of Music Funeral Services, Azalea Crematory of Valdosta."

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Dollie Wicker

Jun 27, 1928 - Feb 26, 2024

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Valdosta, GA

Dollie Wicker, 95 of Quitman passed away Monday, February 26, 2024 at Fellowship Home in Valdosta. A graveside service will be held Saturday, March 9, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery with Rev. Steve Shierling officiating. To to the family or in memory of Dollie Wicker, please

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Wallace “Wally” Howard Christie, Jr.

Jan 19, 1968 - Feb 25, 2024

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Valdosta, GA

"Wallace “Wally” Howard Christie, Jr. - 56 Of Valdosta, Georgia passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 25, 2024 at The Canopy at Azalea Grove, Valdosta surrounded by his family and friends. He was born on January 19, 1968 in Lake City, Florida to the late Wallace Howard Christie, Sr. and Mozeta (Greene) Buchanan. Wally served his country in the United States Navy and sailed on USS Leyte Gulf. He was an avid Florida Gators fan, talented musician, and enjoyed traveling and golfing. He loved dogs and most importantly, his family. Along with his father, Wallace Howard Christie, Sr., he is preceded in death by his sister, Lyn Irvin. Survivors include his wife, Tori M. Christie of Quitman, Georgia; daughter, Natalie Christie of Monroe, Georgia; daughter, Elizabeth Christie of Valdosta, Georgia; mother, Mozeta Buchanan of Day, Florida; Sister, Sherri Felkel (Rodger) of Valdosta, Georgia; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM, on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 in the chapel of Music Funeral Services, Valdosta. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM, on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project in honor of Wallace Howard Christie, Jr. Kind words and expressions of sympathy can be left for the family at www.musicfuneralservices.com. The family would like to thank Bethany Hospice of Valdosta for their care. The Christie family is being served by the professional and caring staff of Music Funeral Services, Azalea Crematory of Valdosta."

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Jude de Dios

Jun 20, 1969 - Feb 25, 2024

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Valdosta, GA

"Jude de Dios, age 54, of Valdosta, Georgia passed away on February 25, 2024, at South Georgia Medical Center. He was born on June 20, 1969, in Zambales, Philippines to Ignacio and Abelia (Amado) de Dios. Jude adored unwinding in front of the television, eagerly anticipating his Wife’s presence. His passions encompassed basketball and gospel music, while his spiritual home lay within the Abundant Life Church of God. Family held the utmost importance to him, with cherished moments shared, particularly with his son, Raisher. His career as a marine electrician was a testament to his dedication and skill, a source of immense pride. Above all, it was the profound and unique connection he shared with his wife that brought him the greatest joy and fulfillment. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Julita Frenilla. Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Daisy T. de Dios of Valdosta, Georgia; daughter, Metucilla T. de Dios of Valdosta, Georgia; son, Raisher T. de Dios of Valdosta, Georgia; extended family: Clarissa and Scott Ednave and family, Denzell de Dios and family, Merly and Scott Cregan and family, Marina de Dios, Procesa and Eric Vonzell and family, George and Juanita de Dios and family, Mateo and Sandra de Dios and family. A funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 29, 2024, in the Valdosta chapel of Music Funeral Services. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm, Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at the funeral home. Kind words and expressions of sympathy can be left for the family at www.musicfuneralservices.com. The Dios family is being served by the professional and caring staff of Music Funeral Services of Valdosta."

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Michael Todd Folsom

Jul 30, 1972 - Feb 23, 2024

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Valdosta, GA

"Michael Todd Folsom, 51, of Monticello, FL, passed away February 23, 2024 in Valdosta, GA. No services are planned at this time."

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J.W. (Dub) Watford

Dec 01, 1935 - Feb 23, 2024

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Valdosta, GA

J.W. (Dub) Watford, 88, of Valdosta, died on Friday, February 23, 2024, at South Georgia Medical Center. He was born in Valdosta on December 1, 1935, to the late Carlton Clifton (C.C.), and Cubie Swilley Watford and has been a lifelong resident of this area. He was of Christian faith and was a veteran of the United States Air Force. He was also a farmer. Having been born and raised on a farm, a deep love of farming was instilled in him that remained until the day he died. He was still instructing how the new crop of corn was to be done in the hospital, to all who would listen. If he wasn’t in a field working, he was at water somewhere fishing. He and his siblings spent many hours with a pole in their hands, fishing together. Next to farming and fishing, he loved bluegrass music. He was a self-taught guitar and dobro player. He especially loved “making music” with Hank and having friends and family from the dirt road gathered around. He looked forward to his almost daily visits from his friend from childhood, Hulon Fletcher and his “favorite yankee from up north,” Russell Hammer, who he was trying to convert into a southerner and a farmer. He loved his family and looked forward to Sunday dinners when everybody gathered together.He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Doris Watford; a son Hank (Rhonda) Watford; two daughters, Julie Ennis and Connie (Nathan) Vonier all of Valdosta; a son-in-law Claude Derriso of Clinton, MS; special cousin Barbara Jean Pendergrass; grandchildren, Brandy (Jason), Tyler (Rhonda), April (Lee), Maria (Louie), Josh (Kelley), Matthew (Rachel), Seth (Janna), Jonathan, Sadee, Russ (Lauren); 24 great-grandchildren; 4 great great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews that loved their Uncle Dub.He was preceded in death by his daughter, Sherrie Lynn Derriso; grandchildren, Benjamin, Rebekah and Briley; parents, C.C. Watford and Cubie Swilley Watford; siblings, Betty, Bobby, Emmie and Pete.A graveside service for Dub Watford will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, February 27, 2024, at the Swilley Hill Cemetery with Hank Watford officiating. The family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to the service at the cemetery. Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at www.mclanecares.com.. Carson McLane Funeral Home.

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Doris Catherine Stalvey

Apr 06, 1928 - Feb 24, 2024

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Valdosta, GA

Doris Catherine Stalvey, 95, of Valdosta, passed away on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Fellowship Home. She was born in Greenville, South Carolina to the late George Franklin and Dora Belle Brown Patterson. Mrs. Stalvey grew up in Hahira, Georgia and lived most of her adult life in Valdosta. She enjoyed a long career as a nurse at South Georgia Medical Center, retiring in 1993. Mrs. Stalvey was a member of the Crossroads Baptist Church and Lee Street Baptist Church before it incorporated into Crossroads. She enjoyed teaching Sunday school for many years and was devoted to her church and Bible study. As an avid reader, she was a wealth of knowledge on many topics and always an interesting conversationalist.She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Barry Nedoba of Atlanta, Sandra and Gary Register of Union, Kentucky, Denice and Steve Ulm of Valdosta; her son, Mark Ervin of Tallahassee, Florida; granddaughter and her husband Daphne Copeland and Caleb Hellerman of Hudson, Massachusetts; grandsons, Brent Register and his wife Jessica Register of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Zachary Ulm of Valdosta; great-grandchildren, Silas, Harper and Inman of Hudson Massachusetts, and Layla and Ava of Cincinnati, Ohio. She was preceded by her son, Julian Waldo Stalvey, Jr., brothers and sisters and their spouses, Floyd and Pat Patterson, Alvin and Maude Patterson, Leona Patterson Staten and James Lanning, Georgia Mae Patterson and Felton Lee, Arlene and Dean Patterson and Frank Ritchie, Melinda Patterson and C.A. Sutton, Thomas Edward Patterson, James Wofford and Fannie Patterson, Earl Phillip and Kathleen Patterson.Graveside services for Doris Catherine Stalvey will be held at Friendship Cemetery in Hahira on Wednesday, February 28, 2024 at 10:00 A.M. Deacon Roy Rhodes will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crossroads Baptist Church.

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David Earl Collins

Dec 10, 1957 - Feb 21, 2024

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Valdosta, GA

"David Earl Collins – 66 Of Valdosta, Georgia passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, February 21, 2024 after a short battle with cancer. He was born on December 10, 1957 in Casablanca, Morocco (Africa) to the late Earl Collins and Dollie Jeanette (Lodge) Abrigo. David worked in maintenance as an electrician with Valdosta State University. He loved his wife, sons, and grandchildren. Fishing, hunting and outdoor adventures was his passion. He was a very outgoing person who had lots of friends. David was very much a family man and never met a stranger. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Justin E. Collins; granddaughter, Christ T’Anna Collins; father-in-law, Robert E. Schwartz, Sr.; step father-in-law, Robert Boggs, Jr.; brother, Dennis Collins and his sister, Vivian Lee. Survivors include his wife, Theresa “Terri” Collins of Valdosta, Georgia; son, Jason Collins (Samantha Sinclair) of Fitzgerald, Georgia; grandchildren: Joshua Collins, Bryce Hendricks- Collins, Beau Collins, Jaxson Collins, Aerianna Sumner and Layla Sinclair; brother, Donnie Collins of Cotton, Georgia; mother-in-law, Marjorie F. Boggs of (Lake Park, Georgia), now Port St. Lucie, Florida; brother-in-law, Robert E. Schwartz, Jr. (Leigh Anne) of Statham, Georgia; sister-in-law, Robin S. Eason (Chip) of Port St. Lucie, Florida; brother-in-law, Craig Mercer of Tallahassee, Florida; sister-in-law, Nicki Mercer of Memphis, Tennessee; a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews; special mention, cousins-in-laws: Gary Griffin (Deborah) of Braselton, Georgia; A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 29, 2024 in the chapel of Music Funeral Services, Valdosta. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at the funeral home. Kind words and expressions of sympathy can be left for the family at www.musicfuneralservices.com. The Collins family is being cared for by the professional and caring staff of Music Funeral Services, Azalea Crematory of Valdosta."

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