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 .
James Vinson Cook, Jr. 58
Mr. James Vinson Cook, Jr. of Bainbridge died Friday, March 7, 2014, at Southeast Alabama Medical Center. Funeral services will be Monday, March 10, 2014, at 2:00 PM at Sheffield Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Colquitt City Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, March 9, 2014, from 6:00-8:00 PM at Colquitt Funeral Home.
Mr. Cook was of the baptist faith. He was employed as a truck driver for Georgia Gulf Sulfer.
He is survived by one stepson, Keith (Elizabeth) Shelton of Cairo, GA; six grandchildren, Kara Shelton, Brianna Shelton, Bradley Shelton, Tyler Vinson Cook, Emma Kurtz, and Kirsten Kurtz; one sister, Janice Suggs of Dothan, AL; and two cousins, Skipper Bryan of Bainbridge, GA, and Charles Bryan of Dothan, AL.
Emogene Burnum Jarvis Kirkland 79
Mrs. Emogene Burnum Jarvis Kirkland of Camilla, formerly of Baker County, died Sunday, March 2, 2014 at Camilla Retirement Home. Graveside services will be Friday, March 7, 2014, at 2:00 PM at Live Oak Cemetery with Perry Hudson, Jr., Joe Lewis, Joseph Lewis, Tim Burch, Jarrell Burch, and Matthew Burch serving as pall bearers. Visitation will be Friday, March 7, 2014, from 1:00-2:00 PM at Live Oak Church.
Mrs. Kirkland was born on March 4, 1934, in Mitchell County, GA, to Wiley Oliver Burnum and Ruby Jane Bostick Burnum. She grw up in the Vade Community where she attended school. She graduated from Hopeful High School, and at the age of 16, she began attending Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA. After that, she attended Georgia College in Milledgeville, GA, and she graduated from Valdosta State College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She taught fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students in the Baker County School System, the Clay County School System, and at Southwest Georgia Academy for a total of 47 years. Southwest Georgia Academy dedicated their yearbook to her one year, which made her feel very honored and humbled. At her retirement, Mrs. Kirkland expressed that her family, her friends, and teaching had made her life completely fullfilled, and that no profession was more rewarding than one that helps children learn.
On August 23, 1954, Emogene married the love of her life, S. Coplin Jarvis, of Baker County. They lived a wonderful life together on his ancestral family farm, and their union was blessed with one child, Rhonda. This happy union was shattered after only 21 years of marriage by her beloved Coplin's tragic death on March 10, 1976.
Thirteen years later, Emogene married James Edgar Kirkland of Abbeville, AL, on July 3, 1990. She became a loving stepmother to two stepsons, and she and James lived happily in Abbeville until his death on February 20, 2005. She continued to live in Abbeville until her health forced her to leave in August of 2011 to reside in Camilla, GA.
Her four grandchildren were always a special source of joy for Mrs. Kirkland. She tried to attend all of their school and extra-curricular functions, just as she had done for her daughter years before. She was always their biggest cheerleader in whatever they were involved. She enjoyed cooking, reading, University of Georgia football, traveling, shopping, and spending time with her family. Most will recall that she was always dressed splendidly wherever she went, and she loved wearing beautiful clothes. She was a gentle and generous soul who enjoyed giving and showing her love to others by her kindness. Her family and friends will always cherish and treasure the memories they have of her, and they will miss her greatly. She was truly the epitome of a southern lady with inimitable grace and style.
She was a member of Live Oak Freewill Baptist Church, and a past member of The Georgia National Association of Educators and The National Educators Association.
She was predeceased by her parents, her two husbands, her sister and brother-in-law; Virginia Burnum Keeffe and Elmer C. Keeffe of Nashville, GA; brother-in-law James W. Nesbitt, of Albany, GA; and her grandson, Jarvis Malone Pate, of Albany, GA.
She is survived by one daughter, Rhonda Jarvis Pate (Billy) of Albany, GA; two stepsons, nd Michael Kirkland of Miami, FL, and New York City, and Frankie E. Kirkland (Jerusha) of Abbeville, AL; two granddaughters, Stephanie Pate Roberts (Rhett) of Milledgeville, GA, and Julie Pate Evans (Sam) of Atlanta, GA; two step granddaughters, Katelyn P. Kirkland and Keeley M. Kirkland both of Abbeville, AL; one great grandson, Will Roberts of Milledgeville, GA; and one sister-in-law, Faye Jarvis Nesbitt of Albany, GA. Special lifelong friends/family; Betty Bush, Lesonia Wingate (Cliff), Tami Lewis (Joe), Mia Williams (Marty), Charlie Burch (Martha Jane), Tim Burch (Lydia), Jarrell Burch (Celeice), and Ethel Mary Reed.
The family wishes to thank the great administrator, Shirley Rehberg, and the wonderful staff at The Camilla Retirement Village for the loving care and the kind concern they have given Mrs. Kirkland during her stay in their facility for the past few years. _____________________________________________________________________________
Roy Franklin Duke 87
Mr. Roy Duke of Colquitt died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Miller County Hospital. Graveside services will be Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 11:30 AM at Milford Cemetry with Rev. Preston Odom officiating. Lee Duke, Chad Duke, Frank Duke, Jack Bruner, Benson Craft, and Preston Odom will serve as active pall bearers.
Mr. Duke was a member of Milford Baptist church and was a retired school bus driver for the Baker County School System.
He is survived by one brother-in-law, Billy (Janice) Killebrew of Arlington, GA and numerous nieces and nephews. Mr. Duke was preceded in death by his wife, Wystalone Killebrew Duke; one infant son, Ricky Duke; two brothers, Howard Duke, and Cecil Duke; and three sisters, Ona Casey, Odessa Boyer, and Pauline Johnson.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Milford Baptist WMU at 1438 Patmos Milford Hwy, Leary, GA 39862.
Harry Davis 93
Mr. Harry Davis of Colquitt died Tuesday, February 25, 2014, at Miller County Hospital. Funeral services will be Friday, February 28, 2014, at 2:00 PM at Colquitt United Methodist Church with Rev. Larry Powell and Rev. Rebecca Duke-Barton officiating. A private family interment will be at Colquitt City Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, February 28, 2014, from 1:00-2:00 PM at Colquitt United Methodist Church.
Mr. Davis was a member of Colquitt United Methodist Church were he served for many years as a devout lay leader, Sunday School Teacher, choir member, on the administrative board and as a finance committe member.
He received his under graduate and graduate degrees from the University of Georgia. Mr. Davis was a vocational agriculture teacher and FFA advisor from 1941 until 1961, superintendent of Miller County School System from 1961 until 1968, principal of Metter Elementary School 1969 and 1970, principal of Calhoun County High School from 1970 until 1978. He retired in June 1978 after 37 years as an educator.
Mr. Davis was a member of the Georgia Vocational Association, National Retired Teachers Association and Secondary School Principal Association and served as president of several associations. An active fund raiser, he was chairman of the fund raising for the March of Dimes and American Cancer society. Through the years he was the recipient of many honors and awards professionally and civically.
He is survived by his brother-in-law, Randall (Betty) Herndon of Macon, GA; his nieces and nephews, Beverly (Bob) Fazio of Chattanooga, TN, Robert (Tammy) Boyd of Moore, SC, Bonnie Cayce of Trenton, GA, Ksena Zipperer of Tallahassee, FL, and Erik (Jennifer) Zipperer of Alexandria, VA; Mrs. Bonnie's nieces and nephews, Cindy Wooten of Boston, GA, Mills Herndon of Thomasville, GA, Brandt Herndon of Savannah, GA, Holli Lee of Clermont, GA, and Joey Herndon of Thomasville, GA. Mr. Davis was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie Davis, his parents, George Clanton and Lillian Cowart Davis, one brother, George Carrol Davis, and two sisters, Marjorie Zipperer and Eula Nora Houston.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to The Methodist Home for Children and Youth, PO Box 2525, Macon, GA 31203-2525.
Helen Watson Cosson 87
Mrs. Helen Watson Cosson of Lakeland, FL, died Sunday, February 16, 2014, at Consulate Healthcare Center in Lakeland, FL. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 22, 2014, at 2:00 PM at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rollin Rathel officiating. Interment will follow at Colquitt City Cemetery.
Mrs. Cosson was a homemaker and of the baptist faith.
She is survived by one son, Ray White of Winter Haven, FL; two daughters, Kim Thompson of Lakeland, FL, and Marie Lalonde of Lewisburg, TN; seven grandchildren, Michelle Thompson, Jonathon White, Jennifer Mallard, Chase White, Carmen White, Megan Hardy, and Garrett Lalonde; five great grandchildren, Taylor Mallard, Ashley Mallard, William Mallard, Aailiyah White, and Kyleigh White; and one sister, Ann Wade of Colquitt, GA.
Donald "Don" Middleton 76
Mr. Donald "Don" Middleton of Colquitt died Sunday, February 9, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be Wednesday, February 12, 2014, at 2:00 PM at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Bobby Whitaker officiating. Interment will follow at Thompson Cemetery with Corey Oosterveen, Arvis Smith, Stan Griffin, Tim Middleton, Brad Waller, and Tim Moore serving as pall bearers. Visitation will be Tuesday, February 11, 2014, from 6:00-8:00 PM at Colquitt Funeral Home.
Mr. Middleton attended Thompson Free Will Baptist Church and was a farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Annie Laura Middleton of Colquitt, GA; one son, Mike (Cyndi) Middleton of Colquitt, GA; two daughters, Cindy (Ted) Ary of Albany, GA, and Jeannie (Rob) Lee of Colquitt, GA; six grandchildren, Michael (Shelley) Middleton, Jamie Middleton, Claire (Corey) Oosterveen, Sarah Ary, Ben Chambers, and Shelby Lee; six great grandchildren, Harlie Middleton, MaKaylie Middleton, Lillie Jane Middleton, Dalton Donald Middleton, MaKenslie Middleton, and Carter Oosterveen; one brother, Wallace (Mildred) Middleton of Chuckatuck, VA; and four sisters, Alice Foss of Crestview, FL, Patricia Middleton of Iron City, GA, Janet (Wallace) Middleton of Knoxville, TN, and Lomie (Espy) Smith of Blakely, GA.
Mary Campbell Austin 95
Mrs. Mary Campbell Austin of Colquitt died Friday, February 7, 2014, at Miller County Hospital. Funeral services will be Sunday, February 9, 2014, at 3:00 PM at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Rebecca Duke-Barton officiating. Interment will follow at Colquitt City Cemetery with Charles Bevis, Bobby Tully, Parks Callan and David Bean serving as pall bearers. Visitation will be Sunday, February 9, 2014, from 2:00-3:00 PM at Colquitt Funeral Home.
Mrs. Austin was a faithful and loyal member of Colquitt United Methodist Church. She retired from the Miller County School system after 42 years as a school teacher. Mrs. Austin was a member of the Colquitt United Methodist Church Choir and the Retired Teachers' Association.
She is survived by a cousin, Ben Moxley, a number of other cousins, and her special care givers, Charles and Patsie Bevis. Mrs. Austin was preceded in death by her parents, Dick and Mary Jewell Austin.
Rose Mary Davis 58
Mrs. Rose Mary Davis of Colquitt died Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at Archbold Medical Center. Graveside funeral services will be Sunday, February 9, 2014, at 3:30 PM at Colquitt City Cemetery with Rev. Stanley Phillips and Rev. Jack Cowart officiating.
Mrs. Davis was a member of Colquitt First Baptist Church and was a homemaker.
She is survived by her husband, Danny Davis of Colquitt, GA; one son, Jon McCain of Monticello, MN; two daughters, Mary Elizabeth "Liza" Reynolds of Blakely, GA, and Sarah (Danny) Davis of Colquitt, GA; seven grandchildren; two sisters, Betty (David) Bentoski of Jackson, GA, and Janie (Mike) Lovette of WA; and one brother, Ed (Carolyn) McCain of Bainbridge, GA.
Felix Lynwood Thompson 67
Mr. Felix Lynwood Thompson of Blakely died Friday, January 31, 2014, at Donalsonville Hospital. Memorial services will be held Monday, February 3, 2014, at 1:00 PM at Springfield Baptist Church with Rev. Fred Odom officiating. Visitation will be Monday, February 3, 2014, from 12:00-1:00 PM at Springfield Baptist Church. A private family committal will be held later at Floral Memory Gardens in Albany.
Mr. Thompson was a member of Springfield Baptist Church. He was a member of the Georgia National Guard and retired after 30 years from G&K Linen Service.
He is survived by his wife, Gail Thompson of Blakely, GA; one son, Kelvin (fiance Tina Stevenson) Thompson of Freeport, FL; one daughter, Penny (Patrick) Horne of Blakely, GA; two grandchildren, Seth and Connor Horne; one brother, Harold (Martha) Thompson of Albany, GA; two sisters, Willona Rowe of Baconton, GA, and Gloria Arnold of Detroit, MI; and mother-in-law, Louvenia Widner of Colquitt, GA. Mr. Thompson was preceded in death by one son, Felix Bradley Thompson; one daughter, Leslie Reena Thompson; parents, Mr. & Mrs. W.T. Thompson; and two sisters, Ann Joiner and Laverne Phillips.
John Daniel Calhoun 97
Mr. John Daniel Calhoun of Colquitt died Wednesday, January 29, 2014, at Autumn Leaves in Suwanee, GA. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 1, 2014, at 2:00 PM at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Stanley Phillips and Charles Thorne officiating. Interment will follow at Colquitt City Cemetery with Marvin Boyd, Ronnie Rentz, Glen Sheffield, Terry Toole, John Edward Wells, and Duren Williams serving as active pall bearers. Mr. Hill Moore will be an honorary pall bearer. Visitation will be Saturday, February 1, 2014, from 1:00-2:00 PM at Colquitt Funeral Home.
Mr. Calhoun was a member of Colquitt First Baptist Church. He retired as owner of Calhoun's Department Store and was a member of the Lion's Club. Mr. Calhoun also served as a Colquitt City Councilman for several years.
He is survived by two daughters, Joni (Jimmy) Poulos of Lawrenceville, GA, and Patricia Cummings of Madison Heights, VA; one granddaughter, Laurie (Doug) Anderson of Madison Heights, VA; three great grandchildren, Kristan (John) Brockman, Andrew Anderson, and Alaina Anderson; and one great-great granddaughter, Skylar Brockman. Mr. Calhoun was preceded in death by his wife, Lottie Daugherty Calhoun.
Theo Middleton Reagan 91
Mrs. Theo Middleton Reagan of Colquitt, GA, died Friday, January 24, 2014, at Holly Hill Nursing Home in Valdosta, GA. Funeral services will be Sunday, January 26, 2014, at 3:00 PM at Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. William Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Colquitt City Cemetery with J.R. Kelly, Rodney Phillips, Wallace Phillips, Josh Franklin, John Giddens, and Thomas Giddens serving as pall bearers. Visitation will be Sunday, January 26, 2014, from 2:00-3:00 PM at Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church.
Mrs. Reagan had actively attended Colquitt United Methodist Church and Colquitt Free Will Baptist Church. She was a member of the Eastern Star and retired as a beautician from Reagan Barber & Beauty Shop which she owned with her husband, Wallace Reagan.
She is survived by one son-in-law, Buckshot Franklin; six grandchildren, Sheryl (Lane) Giddens, Carol (Robert) Newberry, Tim (Carrie) Franklin, Sandy (Bart) Pitts, Hugh (Lana) Franklin, and Sam Franklin; 17 great grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Frances Middleton Kelly of Quincy, FL, and Sarah Middleton Hilburn of Cullman, AL; two sisters-in-law, Dorothy Reagan Phillips of Colquitt, GA, and Faye Middleton Miller of Conyers, GA. Mrs. Theo was preceded in death by her husband, Wallace Reagan; two daughters, Bonnie Sue Franklin and Laverne (Rufus-deceased) Franklin; her parents, E.M. (Lige) and Pearl Crawford Middleton; four brothers with three sisters-in-law, Dorsey "Bubba" Middleton, Ray (Ann) Middleton, Emory (Barbara) Middleton, and Grady (Willodean) Middleton; two brothers-in-law, J.Q. Kelly and Percy "Buford" Hilburn; one granddaughter, Paula Franklin Bedwell; two great grandsons, Henry "Trey" Cook and Lyn Coomer; and one great-great grandson, John Franklin Giddens, II.
Peggy Sue Robbins 79
Mrs. Peggy Sue Cowart Robbins of Riverdale, GA, died Friday, January 17, 2014, at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta. Funeral services will be Sunday, January 19, 2014, at 2:00 PM at Colquitt First Baptist Church Chapel with Rev. Jack C. Cowart officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, January 19, 2014, from 1:00-2:00 PM at Colquitt First Baptist Church Chapel. Interment will follow at Colquitt City Cemetery with military honors.
Mrs. Robbins was of the baptist faith. She served in the US Army and was an accounting technician with the US Federal Government.
She is survived by two sons, Norman Thomas (Debra) Crowell of Powder Springs, GA, and Rodney (Becky) Crowell of Collierville, TN; one daughter, Deborah Compton of Riverdale, GA; five grandchildren, Travis Crowell, Zachary Crowell, Nathan Crowell, Jessie Crowell, and Brian Compton; five great grandchildren; and one sister, Lunette Cowart Hall of Tallahassee, FL. Mrs. Robbins was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Lucille Cowart; and three brothers, James A. Cowart, Horace Cowart, and Fred Cowart, Jr.
Joe Lane McLendon 91
Mr. Joe Lane McLendon of Donalsonville died Thursday, January 16, 2014, at Donalsonville Hospital. Funeral services will be Friday, January 17, 2014, at 3:00 PM at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Scarborough officiating. Visitation will be Friday, January 17, 2014, from 2:00-3:00 PM at Colquitt Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Primitive Union Cemetery. The members of the Gerald Grow Post #165 American Legion will be honorary pall bearers.
Mr. McLendon was a machinist at Miller Hydro and was of the Free Will Baptist Faith. He was a member of the Gerald Grow Post #165 American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma McLendon of Donalsonville, GA; one son, Joseph (Gail) McLendon of Iron City, GA; one daughter, Ruthie Giles of Bainbridge, GA; five grandchildren, Shane (Nancy) McLendon, Jennifer Cook, Jodie McLendon, Matthew (Alicia) Cook, and Sarah Giles; five great grandchildren; and two sisters, Waver Perry of Colquitt, GA, and Alice (Bob) Josey of Jacksonville, FL.
Carolyn Wynell "Nell" Aycock 77
Mrs. Nell Aycock of Colquitt died Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home in Americus, GA. Funeral services will be Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 2:00 PM at Colquitt United Methodist Church with Rev. Rebecca Duke-Barton, Rev. Jim Rush, Rev. Ricky Varnell, and Rev. Wesley Kaylor officiating. Visitation will be from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Colquitt Funeral Home. There will be a private family committal service.
Mrs. Aycock was a homemaker and a member of Colquitt United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Rev. James D. Aycock, Jr. of Colquitt, GA; two sons, Tommy (Vicki) Bradford of Columbus, GA, and David (Lisa Brady) Bradford of West Palm Beach, FL; one daughter, Sharon B. (Brooks) Lowe of Oviedo, FL; four grandchildren, Brad Lowe, Rob Lowe, Krista Bradford, and Dalton Bradford; one brother, Jerry Phillips of Colquitt, GA; and two sisters, Virginia Warren and Ruth Miller both of Colquitt, GA. Mrs. Aycock was preceded in death by her parents, Rufus and Lannie Phillips; three brothers, Hiram Phillips, Buddy Phillips, and Joe Phillips; and two sisters, Frances P. Lane and Sarah Phillips.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Magnolia Manor, League of the Good Samaritan at 2001 South Lee Street, Americus, GA 31709.
William Henry "Brother" Callahan 78
Mr. William Henry "Brother" Callahan of Colquitt died Saturday, December 28, 2013, at his residence. There will be no funeral service but the family will receive friends at their residence.
Born on June 12, 1935, in Damascus, GA, "Brother" attended and graduated from Damascus School. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War and later attended ABAC College. Afterwards he became a commercial pilot and owner of Damascus Dusting, Inc. Brother was a pilot for many years and during this time he also received his A & P Mechanic license from Ozark School of Aviation. After health problems forced him to give up flying, Brother worked for Damascus Peanut Co. and retired from Cargill, Inc. in 2000. After retiring from Cargill, he continued working for five more years at Miller County Gin. Since then and during much of that time he did Aircraft Mechanic work.
Brother was a member of Damascus Baptist Church. He was also a member of Arlington Lodge #249, the Hasan Shrine Temple of Albany, and the William M. Wilson Post 6046 of Colquitt.
He is survived by his wife, Doris Lee Billings Callahan of Colquitt, GA; a grandson, Zackary D. Price of Burlington, VT; a granddaughter, Ashley R. Reynolds of Buford, SC; one sister, Dorothy Callahan Green of Valdosta, GA; and one aunt, Jeanette Milner Cleveland of Blakely, GA. Brother was preceded in death by his parents, William Dewey and Cottie Milner Callahan; a son, William Jefferson (Jeff) Billings; and one sister, Mildred Callahan Settles.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to Flint River Hospice, Shepard Cemetery Fund, or the charity of your choice.
John Etheredge Tyson 72
Mr. John Etheredge Tyson of Rankin County, MS, formerly of Huntsville, AL, died Friday, December 27, 2013, at Baptist Hospital in Jackson, MS. Graveside services will be Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at 10:00 AM at Bethany Cemetery in Baker County.
Mr. Tyson attended the University of Alabama and graduated from the University of Montevallo with a degree in mathematics in 1963. He worked as a Business Analyst for many years. Mr. Tyson was very involved in the Democrat Party, having served as Chairman of the Rankin County Executive Committee and had also served on the State Executive Committee.
He is survived by his wife, Sherri Tyson of Brandon, MS; daughters, Rebecca Tyson Levie of Madison, AL, and Kara Tyson of Mobile, AL; step daughter, April Hill of Tulsa, OK; step son, Shad Hill of Plano, TX; sister, Dainie Tidwell of Ardmore, AL; and granddaughter, Victoria Grace Levie. Mr. Tyson was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Ossie Tyson and grandchildren, Eric August Student II and John Thomas Student.
Bradley Deric Williams 37
Mr Bradley Williams of Grand Ridge, Fl formerly of Colquitt died Friday, December 13, 2013 in Grand Ridge, Fl. Funeral services will be Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM at Cooks Union United Methodist Church with Rev. Marshall Barrentine and Rev. Fletcher Sheffield officiating. Interment will follow at Cooks Cemetery with Luke Cook, Chance Cook, Michael McMuria, Eli Phillips, Michael Donley, Guy Heard, Jeffery Simmons and Phillip Cook serving as active pallbearers. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 18, 2013 from 1 to 2 PM at Cooks Union United Methodist Church.
Brad was also known as Bubbles the Clown with the Magic Comedy Show in Sneads, Fl, was a avid hunter and gun collector, was a beloved uncle and father figure to Kara, Cameron and Braedon. He was a member of Cooks Union United Methodist Church.
He is survived by his parents, Margaret W. and Vernon Linton of Grand Ridge, Fl., two sisters, Kimberly Williams of Bainbridge and Starla (J D ) Gordon of Sunray, Texas. Five step sisters, Shannon Bishop and family of Pidgeon Forge, TN, Sherrie Linton and family of Tallahassee, April Linton of Marianna, Katie Linton of Marianna and Vesta Linton of Pidgeon Forge, TN. Nieces and Nephews, Jay Carmichael, Megan Carmichael, Kaylee McCorkle, Arin Gordon, Savannah Gordon, Kara Williams, Cameron Williams and Braedon Williams. He was preceded in death by her father Derl Williams and one sister Vicky Carmichael.
Julie Lynn Hilburn 40
Ms. Julie Hilburn of Colquitt died Friday, December 6, 2013, at Bainbridge Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be Sunday, December 8, 2013, at 3:00 PM at Cooks Union United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Morris officiating. Interment will follow at Kelly Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 3:00 PM Sunday, December 8, 2013, at Cooks Union United Methodist Church.
Ms. Hilburn was a Bookeeper at Dan Grey Trucking Company and a member of Cooks Union United Methodist Church.
She is survived by one son, Jonah Charlie Hilburn of Colquitt,GA; her mother, Betty Jean Hilburn of Colquitt, GA; two aunts, Molly Hilburn and Verlie Hilburn both of Colquitt, GA; three cousins, David (Rhonda) Hilburn of Kennesaw, GA, Mark (Shelley) Hilburn of Panama City, Panama and Gay, (Tim) Edmonds of Fayetteville, GA. She was preceded in death by her father, Charlie Frank Hilburn.
Tempie McDaniel Griffin 90
Mrs. Tempie McDaniel Griffin of Colquitt died Thursday, December 5, 2013, at Miller Nursing Home. Graveside services will be Friday, December 6, 2013, at 11:00 AM at Patmos Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery with Rev. Marve McDaniel officiating. Visitation will be Friday, December 6, 2013, from 10:30-11:00 at the cemetery.
Mrs. Griffin was a member of Patmos Free Will Baptist Church and retired from Newton Manufacturing in Newton, GA, as a supervisor.
She is survived by two daughters, Millie Debary of Damascus, GA, and Marguerite (Lyndon) Jones of Barnesville, GA; four grandchildren, Leigh Debary, Bubba (Sandra) Debary, Gabbie (Bam) Barnes, and Griffin Jones; six great grandchildren, Hunter Holden, Allie Debary, Jenna Debary, Madison Barnes, Karsyn Barnes, and Emily Barnes; one brother, Marion McDaniel of Bainbridge, GA; three sisters, Mildred Duke of Patmos, GA, Chloe Ann Tennille of Patmos, GA, and Mozelle Hicks of Virginia Beach, VA. Mrs. Griffin was preceded in death by her husband, Lester Griffin and five brothers.