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 .
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.
Ella Frances Phillips 81
Mrs. Ella Frances Phillips of Damascus died Thursday, May 22, 2014, at Miller County Hospital. Funeral services will be Saturday, May 24, 2014, at 11:00 AM at Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church with Rev. Walter Daniels and Rev. William Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery with George Williams, Mike Williams, Mark Williams, Phil Long, Steve Long, Tim Gibson, and Randy Josey serving as active pall bearers. Honorary pall bearers will be Kim Henley, Ray Henley, Henry (Sam) Phillips, Ty Godfrey, Rick LaGuardia, Lynwood Sheffield, Jack Murrah, Glen Henley, and Grady Fulghum. Visitation will be Saturday, May 24, 2014, starting at 9:30 AM at Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church.
Mrs. Phillips was a member of Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church where she served as church treasurer for many years, and was the adult sunday school teacher. She volunteered many hours for the American Heart Association and served on the Miller County Library Board. Mrs. Phillips worked for Southeastern Underwriters Association in Atlanta, GA, Southern Airwarys School of Bainbridge, GA, cashier for Citizens Bank of Colquitt, and Peoples Bank where she also served as Vice President. After retirement, she worked as receptionist for Farmers Fertilizer of Colquitt, GA.
She is survived by her husband, Milton Phillips, Sr. of Damascus, GA; two sons, Ken (Linda Gail) Phillips of Colquitt, GA, and Guerry (Janice) Phillips of Dawson, GA; one daughter, Dawn Shepard of Colquitt, GA; nine grandchildren, Trey Phillips, Kerri Leigh Phillips, Kenny Rogers Phillips, Justin Ashley Phillips, Guerry Brandon Phillips, Cayce Phillips, Trevor Phillips, Brittany Dawn Shepard, and Stephen Blake Shepard; nine great grandchildren; three sisters, Ethlyn (Lawrence) West of Hartsfield, GA, Joan (Ben) Long of Bainbridge, GA, and Dianne Gibson of Ocilla, GA; and a large number of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Phillips was preceded in death by her parents, George and Louise Griffin; three sisters, Mary Williams, Becky McCook, and Martha Elizabeth Griffin.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Macedonia Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund, 126 Phillips Road, Damascus, GA 39841.
Ruth Inez Haire White 88
Mrs Inez White of Colquitt died Monday, May 19, 2014 at Miller County Hospital. Funeral servies will be Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. Donna Bevels and Rev Fletcher Sheffield officiating. Interment will follow in the Blakely Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, May 22, 2014 from 1 to 2 PM at Colquitt Funeral Home.
Mrs White was a homemaker and a member of First Church of God in Bainbridge. Mrs Inez was a woman who loved the Lord.
She is survived by five grandchildren, Christopher Piniella, Rochelle Kimbrel, Priscella Cram, Delilah Hayes, Holly Alley and five great grandchildren, her loving care givers Ocie and C D Thompson of Colquitt and many other relatives. She was preceded in death by two sons, Wayne Buitler and Eddie Butler and one daughter, Christine Piniella.
Douglas "Doug" Franklin Richardson 78
Mr. Douglas Richardson of Colquitt died Monday, May 19, 2014, at his residence. Funeral services will be Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Sheffield Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow in the Colquitt City Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday, May 20, 2014, from 6:00-8:00 PM at Colquitt Funeral Home.
Mr. Richardson was retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation and was of the Free Will Baptist Faith.
He is survived by one daughter, Felicia (Lisa) and Ricky J. Smith of Colquitt, GA; one grandaughter, Victoria Smith of Colquitt, GA; and one brother, Hilton Richardson of Colquitt, GA.
Louvenia Holt Widner 87
Mrs. Louvenia Holt Widner of Colquitt died Saturday, May 17, 2014, at her residence. Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at 11:00 AM at Sheffield Funeral Chapel with Rev. John Werner and Dr. Jerry Oswalt officiating. Interment will follow at Colquitt City Cemetery with Steve Holt, Chris Widner, Johnnie Walker, Ray Lovering, Jack Holt, and Kenneth Massey serving as active pall bearers. Visitation will be Monday, May 19, 2014, from 6:00-8:00 PM at Colquitt Funeral Home.
Mrs. Louvenia was a homemaker and a member of Rocky Ridge Baptist Church. She enjoyed spending time in her kitchen, talking on the phone with her sisters, and being with her family.
She is survived by one daughter, Gail Thompson of Blakely, GA; two sons, Bobby Widner of Albany, GA, and Broadus Widner of Lake Seminole, GA; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two sisters, Inez Womble of Colquitt, GA, and Calista Phillips of Colquitt, GA; and one daughter-in-law, Grace Widner Oswalt of Abbeville, AL. Mrs. Louvenia was preceded in death by her husband, William Leslie Widner; one son, Jerry Leslie Widner; one grandson, Brad Thompson; and one son-in-law, Felix Thompson.
Tammy Jo Toole Richardson 56
Mrs Tammy Richardson of Colquitt died Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at her residence. A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Colquitt United Methodist Church with Rev. Rebecca Duke-Barton and Rev. William Smith officiating. A visitation will be held Friday, April 4, 2014 from 6 to 8 PM at Colquitt United Methodist Church
Tammy was owner of Bride and Gift Gallery in Colquitt, and a member of Colquitt United Methodist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Kent Richardson of Colquitt, one daughter, Joanna Richardson of Colquitt and one son Garrett Richardson of Albany. Her parents Terry and Betty Jo Toole of Colqiutt, Maternal Grandmother, Uva Mason of Colquitt and one sister, Donna Toole of Canton, Ga. Father in Law, Bobby (Beverly) Richardson Sr of Colquitt, Mother in Law Ann (Ray) Inlow of Colquitt, one sister in law, Lisa (Jeff) Jeter of Bainbridge and brother in law, Bobby (Cille) Richardson Jr of Colquitt and a large number of nieces and nephews.