Colquitt Funeral Home
108 E Grow Street
Colquitt, GA 39837
Colquitt Funeral Home was established in 1941 by H. Roy and Lucille McKinstry, Sr. They operated the funeral home and ambulance service for Colquitt and Miller County until 1949 when their son, H. Roy McKinstry, Jr. returned from the Navy to help run the family business. Roy (Porky) McKinstry, Jr. married Dorothy Oldham in 1949. Roy McKinstry, Sr., Lucille McKinstry, Roy McKinstry, Jr. and Dorothy McKinstry were all liscensed funeral directors and operated the funeral home together for nearly 50 years. Danny Sheffield, licensed funeral director and embalmer, began working at Colquitt Funeral Home in 1983 and purchased the funeral home business from the McKinstry family in 1990. In1991, he built a new funeral home and chapel at 108 Grow Street and continues to operate as a family owned business today. The owner and staff of Colquitt Funeral Home will always cherish the memory of the lives of H. R. (Mack) McKinstry, Sr., Lucille McKinstry, H. R. (Porky) McKinstry, Jr., and Dorothy McKinstry .
Calista Juanita Gilbert 86
Mrs. Calista Gilbert of Colquitt died Friday, September 19, 2014, at Miller Nursing Home. Funeral services will be Sunday, September 21, 2014, at 3:00 PM at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Fletcher Sheffield and Rev. Richie Vaughn officiating. Interment will follow in the Colquitt City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00-3:00 PM Sunday, September 21, 2014, at Colquitt Funeral Home.
Mrs. Calista was a retired nurse working at Miller County Hospital, a seamtress, and a member of the Colquitt Assembly of God Church where she was a song leader and sunday school teacher.
She is survived by two daughters, Wanda (Ted) Murkerson of Donalsonville, GA, and Gwen (Talmadge) Cooper of Colquitt, GA; three grandchildren, Marty Trail, Rebecca Grow and Carlus Pickren; a large number of great grandchildren; and one sister Betty (Alan) Thompson of Ellijay, GA. She was preceded in death by her husband Edwin Gilbert, and a grandson Stacy Williams.
Johnna Patricia Cannon 69
Mrs. Johnna Cannon, age 69, passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014, following a three year battle with Multiple Myeloma.
Family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Colquitt Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held Thursday, September 18,2014, at 2:00 PM at the Colquitt United Methodist Church with Rev. Rebecca Duke-Barton officiating.
Born February 18, 1945, in Idabel, Oklahoma, Johnna lived throughout the south and southwest before attending the University of Georgia, where she applied her lifelong artistic abilities towards a degree in art. It's also where she met Gary Cannon, becoming his bride of nearly 48 years.
After moving to Colquitt in 1975, Johnna used her art talent, employed at the Miller County Liberal for a number of years, before joining the Department of Family and Children Services. She worked there for over 30 years, building a career out of her truly generous spirit. She was a member of Colquitt United Methodist Church.
In addition to being a loving, supportive mother, Johnna was an enthusiastic sports fan, from the local Miller County Pirates and Southwest Georgia Warriors, to her beloved Georgia Bulldogs and Atlanta Braves. She was also a passionate supporter of her church, and a regular volunteer at the Colquitt United Methodist Food Bank.
Johnna leaves behind her devoted husband, Gary Cannon of Colquitt, GA; one daughter, Kelly of New York City, NY; two sons and daughters-in-law, Chip and Elizabeth Cannon, parents of granddaughter Millie of Charlotte, NC, and Seth and Beth Cannon of Pooler, GA; as well as her father, Judge James H. Nease of Gainesville, GA; and one sister, Beth Abernathy of Gainesville, GA. She is predeceased by her mother, Lena Ruth Nease.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (themmrf.org), the Colquitt United Methodist Food Bank, or the Agape Thrift Store (both at PO Box 155, Colquitt, GA 39837).
Trudie Mae Candee 88
Mrs. Trudie Candee of Colquitt died Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at Memorial Manor Nursing Home. Funeral services will be Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 11:00 AM at Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Kent Barwick officiating. Visitation will be Saturday, September 13, 2014, from 10:00-11:00 AM at Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church.
Mrs. Candee was a member of Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church. She was a retired Secretary with Parish Medical Center.
She is survived by one son, Terry (Ann) Candee of Columbia, SC; four grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Winnie Daniels of Colquitt, GA, and Betty Wilkerson of Donalsonville, GA; and one brother, A.J. (Billie) Heard of Donalsonville, GA. Mrs. Trudie was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Candee; one daughter, Bonnie Heath; and parents, Tom and Euva Heard.
Virginia Musgrove Mott 81
Virginia Musgrove Mott passed away September 5, 2014, at the East Georgia Regional Medical Center surrounded by her family.
Virginia, or as she was lovingly known, Ginny, was born in Early County to the late Nora Bell Widner and James Calvin Musgrove. She was a graduate of the Class of 1950 of Miller County High School, where she was an all-star and letterman for the varsity Lady Pirates' basketball team. She was a military wife and also had been employed as a data entry operator for the Federal Land Banks and the South Carolina State Tax Commissioner. She attended the First Church of God of Columbia, SC, Temple Baptist Church of Columbia, SC, and lastly the Blackshear Place Baptist Church of Flowery Branch, GA. She loved music and gardening and was an avid reader who will be remembered for her generosity. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Lloyd Mott; two brothers, and eight sisters, along with many nieces and nephews.
Survivors include her daughters, Brenda Mott (Wayne C.) Temples of Columbia, SC, and Kay Mott (Greg) Abercrombie of Brooklet, GA; grandchildren, Laura Abercrombie (Patrick H.) Mills, Kathryn Virginia Temples and Lloyd Gregory (Keiko Tomita) Abercrombie; great-grandchildren, Caitlin Abercrombie, Hannah Mills, Victoria Mills, Gabe Temples, and Clay Temples.
Funeral services will be Saturday, September 13, 2014, at 1:00 PM at Colquitt First Baptist Church Chapel with Rev. Ken Cloud and Rev. Greg Abercrombie officiating. The family will receive friends from 12:00-1:00 PM at Colquitt First Baptist Church Chapel. Patrick Mills, Joe Kirksey, Joey Kirksey, Don Whitaker, Phillip Rentz, and Adam Rentz will serve as active pall bearers.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Christian Social Ministries, 17 N. College Street, Statesboro, GA, 30458 or the Children's Ministry of Temple Baptist, 806 Universal Drive, Columbia, SC, 29209.
Mary Weaver Walker 81
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Weaver Walker of Colquitt died Sunday, August 3, 2014, at Coliseum Northside Hospital in Macon, GA. Funeral services will be Wednesday, August 6, 2014, at 11:00 AM at Colquitt First Baptist Church Chapel with Rev. Kent Barwick and Rev. Jay Turner officiating. Interment will follow at Rawls Cemetery with Rodney Bryan, John Edward Wells, Kevin Hall, Felix Tabb, Joe Sheffield, Donald Brooks, Danny Helms, and Paul Smith serving as active pall bearers. Honorary pall bearers will be the members of Colquitt First Baptist Church's T.E.L. Sunday School Class. Visitation will be Tuesday, August 5, 2014, from 6:00-8:00 PM at John Weaver's home.
Mrs. Walker was a member of Ingleside Baptist Church in Macon and a former member of Colquitt First Baptist Church. She was a retired school teacher with the Colquitt County School System.
She is survived by one son, John (Susan) Weaver of Colquitt, GA; three daughters, Carol (Ed) Soto, Anne Weaver, and Lyn Weaver all of Macon, GA; four grandchildren, Trey (Lesley) Grimes, Amy (Andy) Purdy, Ashley Weaver, and Haley Weaver; four great grandchildren, Ali Purdy, Andrew Purdy, Annalyn Purdy, and Charles Grimes; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Mary was preceded in death by the father of her children, Ralph Weaver; husband, Elvin Walker; one daughter, Kaye Weaver; and two sisters, Nancy Suber and Patricia Wilkin.
Lydia Lourene Faircloth 63
Mrs. Lydia Faircloth of Colquitt died Friday, July 25, 2014. Funeral services will be Monday, July 28, 2014 at 3:00 PM at Eldorendo Baptist Church with Rev. Tommy Long and Rev. Kenneth Cloud officiating. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 3:00-5:00 PM at Colquitt Funeral Home.
Mrs. Faircloth was a Pulp Operator at Georgia Pacific and a member of Eldorendo Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas R. Faircloth of Colquitt, GA; one daughter, Tanya (Mark) Engelmann of Colquitt, GA; one son, Wesley (Tammy) Faircloth of Colquitt, GA; two grandchildren, Ethan Faircloth and Madison Engelmann; one brother, Bill Dunlap of Colquitt, GA; one sister, Linda (Irving) Widner of Colquitt, GA; and many nieces and nephews.
Mozelle Hicks 85
Mrs. Mozelle Hicks of Virginia Beach, VA, formerly of Baker County, GA, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Funeral services will be Monday, July 28, 2014, at 11:00 AM at Patmos Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Marve McDaniel officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, July 28, 2014, from 10:00-11:00 AM at the church.
She is survived by one son, Ricky Hicks of Baker County, GA; three daughters, Gene (Joe) Goncalves of Chesapeake, VA, Cheryl (Gary) Weeks of Virginia Beach, VA, and Jackie Larkin of Virginia Beach, VA; six grandchildren, Lori (Patrick), Larry, Aaron, Jacob, James, and Emily; two sisters, Mildred Duke and Chloeann Tennille both of Baker County, GA; one brother, Marion McDaniel of Bainbridge, GA; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Mrs. Hicks was preceded in death by her parents, Mose and Mittie McDaniel; husband, Fred Rudolph Hicks, Jr.; one son, Mike Hicks; and siblings, Tempie Griffin, C.M. McDaniel, Marvin McDaniel, Wayne McDaniel, R.L. McDaniel, and S.E. McDaniel.
Cleve "Rudy" Kelley 94
Mr. Cleve "Rudy" Kelley of Baker County died Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at Miller Nursing Home. Funeral services will be Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 3:00 PM at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Hoyt Donley and Rev. Jimmy Hayes officiating. Interment will follow at Kelley Cemetery with his nephews serving as active pallbearers. Visitation will be Thursday, July 24, 2014, from 2:00-3:00 PM at Colquitt Funeral Home.
Mr. Kelley was born and raised in Baker County. After graduating high school he attended sheet metal fabrication school in College Park, GA, and was employed by the Glen L. Martin Co., an aircraft manufacturer in Baltimore, MD. Following Pearl Harbor he was inducted into the US Navy and served aboard the tanker ship USS Yahara in the Pacific during World War II. Honorably discharged from Military Service, he worked in auto mechanics in Bainbridge, GA, before moving to Warner Robins, GA, to work at Robins Air Force Base as a sheet metal specialist for 30 years. After his retirement in 1975, he lived at Holly Isles on Lake Seminole and enjoyed fishing and the camaraderie with his neighbors there. After residing at Lake Seminole for 23 years, he moved back to the home-place where he lived until his death. He was a member of Notchaway Baptist Church and enjoyed hosting the preparation of the barbecue for the annual Homecoming event for many years.
Mr. Kelley is survived by two sisters, Laverne Kelley Donley and Jeanette Kelley McDaniel both of Bainbridge, GA; two brothers, Andrew Lee Kelley of Baker County, GA, and Amos Kelley of Warner Robins, GA; and many nieces and nephews. He was pre-deceased by his parents, Jessie J. Kelley and Ona Moore Kelley and two brothers, Howard Kelley of Lake Seminole, GA, and J.E. Kelley of Bainbridge, GA.
Emily Ann Simpson 83
Mrs. Emily Ann Simpson of Colquitt died Sunday, July 13, 2014, in Dawsonville, GA. Graveside funeral services will be Friday, July 18, 2014, at 2:30 PM at Colquitt City Cemetery with Rev. Andy Glover officiating. Robert K. Simpson, Laurance A. Simpson, Radney Simpson, Tyler Simpson, Andrew Lundy, and Buren "Ox" Griffin will serve as pall bearers. Visitation will be Friday, July 18, 2014, from 1:30-2:30 PM at Colquitt Funeral Home.
Mrs. Simpson was of the Methodist faith and a homemaker.
She is survived by three sons, Robert Kelly (Cheryl) Simpson of Chattahoochee Hills, GA, Laurance A. (Sandi) Simpson of Dawsonville, GA, and E. Radney (Catherine) Simpson of Marietta, GA; one daughter, Mary Ethel (Richard) Lundy of Dawsonville, GA; and 14 grandchildren. Mrs. Simpson was preceded in death by her husband, Fletcher Simpson and one son, Kenneth Wayne Simpson.
Ada Elizabeth Mitchell
October 25, 1936-July 9, 2014
Earl Earnest Musgrove 64
Mr. Earl Earnest Musgrove of Colquitt died Tuesday, July 8, 2014, at Miller County Hospital. Funeral services will be Friday, July 11, 2014, at 11:00 AM at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Talmadge Worsley officiating. Interment will follow at Swearingain Cemetery with Tim Cook, Matt Holley, Michael Musgrove, David Musgrove, Chucky Musgrove, and Jamie Godwin serving as active pall bearers. Visitation will be Thursday, July 10, 2014, from 6:00-8:00 PM at Colquitt Funeral Home.
Mr. Musgrove was a security guard at Barber Fertilizer in Bainbridge.
He is survived by one daughter, Debra Musgrove of Colquitt, GA; three grandchildren, Jack McNease, Jacob Elmer, and Jessica Cook; two brothers, James Musgrove of Wetumpka, AL, and Charlie Musgrove of Fort Lauderdale, FL; four sisters, Mildred Norman of Ashburn, GA, Cathy Truman of Oakfield, GA, Sara Roberson of Climax, GA, and Shirley Phillips of Colquitt, GA; and a large number of nieces and nephews.
James Devon Yates 35
Mr. James Devon Yates of Cumming, GA, died Friday, June 6, 2014, at his residence. Graveside services will be Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at 4:00 PM at Colquitt City Cemetry with Sam Dunn, Hank Sloan, Jordan Faircloth, and Benjamin Bland officiating. Pall bearers will be Benjamin Bland, Brian Donalson, Jordan Faircloth, Lee Milliner, Hank Sloan, and Wayne Strickland.
Mr. Yates was of the baptist faith and was a telecommunication inspector.
He is survived by his parents, John (Gail) Yates of Cumming, GA; one brother, Damon Yates of Cumming, GA; maternal grandmother, Dorothy Milliner of Colquitt, GA; paternal grandmother, Pearl Yates of Bainbridge, GA; one uncle, Larry (Joy) Milliner of Enterprise, AL; two aunts, Rita Sloan of Cumming, GA, and Sylvia Faircloth of Bainbridge, GA; and numerous cousins. Mr. Yates was preceded in death by one sister, Dami Yates; maternal grandfather, James Milliner; and paternal grandfather, Bennie Yates.
Dusty Bannister 26
Mr. Dusty Bannister of Colquitt died Thursday, June 5, 2014, at his residence. Graveside services willl be Sunday at 2:00 PM at Colquitt City Cemetery with Rev. Cory Thomas officiating. Viewing for friends will be Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 4:00-6:00 PM at Colquitt Funeral Home. The family will receive guests at their home at 2055 Whites Bridge Road on Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 5:00-7:00 PM.
Dusty was a student at Bainbridge State College.
He is survived by his parents, Debbie (Bruce) Henry of Colquitt, GA, and Clemon L. Bannister of Douglas, GA; one brother, Will Henry of Colquitt, GA; two sisters, Kelli Durham of Leesburg, GA, and Stacey Farrell of Albany, GA; maternal grandmother, Estelle Thompson of Colquitt, GA; Aunt Sally, Uncle Will, and his beloved dog, Lucy. Dusty was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ralph Thompson.
Colquitt Funeral Home
108 E Grow Street
Colquitt, GA 39837