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    Taylor, Janice

    Janice Taylor – 79 of Valdosta passed Friday, August 16, 2019 away at her residence surrounded by her loving family & devoted caregiver, Jennifer Doub after a lengthy illness. She was born on December 25, 1939 in Valdosta to the late Sephas & Mary (Cooper) Craven. On December 15, 1957 she married her high school sweetheart and love of her life, Larry Jack Taylor. She spent her life dedicated to him and raising their children: Nikki & Jason. As time went on her motherly instinct turned to her grandchildren: Kayla, Macie & Emily. As age made it difficult to get outside, she focused on keeping her house tidy, beds made…

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    DeSilva, Kathleen

    Kathleen Grace DeSilva – 90 of Valdosta, GA passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at Lake Haven Nursing Home. She was born on December 3, 1928 in Bermuda to the late Henry and Kathleen (Costillo) Smith. Kathleen was of the Seventh Day Adventist Faith. She married John DeSilva June 5, 1950 in Bermuda. In 1952, they had Roslyn which was her only daughter. For many years she was a hospital housekeeper. Above all, Kathleen valued her family and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with them. Along with her parents, she is proceeded in death by her husband John DeSilva; 10 siblings Gladys Homes, Winiford Smith, James Smith…

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    Robinson, John Michael (Mike)

    John Michael (Mike) Robinson, age 70, died on Wednesday, August 14, 2019, at Berrien Nursing Center in Nashville, GA, after years of declining health. He was born on July 18, 1949 in Ohio. He grew up in Tallahassee, FL, and graduated in 1967 from Rickards High School where he excelled in football and baseball. During his work career in the electrical supply industry, he worked in both sales and management positions at Union Electric, CED, St. Simons Electric, Ace Electric Supply and Hughes Electric Supply until he was forced to medically retire due to a stroke at age 39. In the 1970s, he was an avid softball player on several…

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    Smith, Sr., Kelvin

    It is with deepest sympathy Godfrey Funeral Home announces Mr. Kelvin Jerome Smith, Sr., age 56, departed this life Thursday, August 8, 2019, at South Georgia Medical Center. Public viewing, Friday, August 16, 2019, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Godfrey Funeral Home. The family will receive family and friends Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., Godfrey Funeral Home. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.godfreyfuneralhome.net. Personal and professional services provided by Godfrey Funeral Home, LLC.

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    Frazier, Willie

    Mr. Willie Lee Frazier, 72, of Tifton, passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at Tift Regional Medical Center. Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. at DaySpring Baptist Church. Rev. Phillip Corker, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in Pallbearers Cemetery. Stevens Funeral Home of Valdosta

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    Humphrey, C.

    The Celebration of Life for the late Deacon C. Randy Humphrey will be Saturday, August 17, 2019, 11:00 a.m., First Antioch Missionary Baptist Church, Valdosta, GA. Reverend Albert Lee Barfield is the pastor. Minister Darryl Irvin will officiate. Public viewing, Friday, August 16, 2019, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Godfrey Funeral Home. Interment, Southview Cemetery. Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.godfreyfuneralhome.net. Personal and professional services provided by Godfrey Funeral Home, LLC.

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    PORTER, Lowanner Aug 10, 2019

    Mrs. Lowanner Felicia Porter, 71, of Valdosta, who died on Saturday August 10, 2019 at South Georgia Medical Center. Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 2:00 P. M. at Evergreen Baptist Church. Rev. Cameron Williams pastor and Pastor Frank Williams Jr. officiate. Burial will follow in Pallbearer Cemetery. Scott And Roberts Mortuary.

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    Brenda Thomas

    Ms. Brenda Lee Thomas, 58, of Dupoint, departed this walk of life on August 14, 2019. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Harrington Funeral Home.

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    Adrianne Fuller-Guthrie

    Mrs. Adrianne Fuller-Guthrie, 60, of Valdosta, departed this walk of life on August 6, 2019. Memorial Service, Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church. -Harrington Funeral Home.

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    John McCutchin

    Mr. John McCutchin, 63, of Stockton, departed this life on August 9, 2019. Home Going Service, Saturday at 11:00 A.M. at the Gateway to Heaven Holiness Church. Interment, Lovejoy Cemetery. -Harrington Funeral Home.

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    Brantley, James W. (Jim)

    James W. (Jim) Brantley, 92, of Valdosta died Thursday, August 15, 2019 at South Georgia Medical Center. He was born in Naylor, Georgia on October 17, 1926 to the late Julian and Jo Alice Graves Brantley and was a lifelong resident of this area. Mr. Brantley was a former member of the Forrest Street United Methodist Church and currently a member of Park Avenue United Methodist Church. He was retired as Vice President of First Union Bank and a veteran of the United States Navy. He is survived by his daughter, Nita Brantley of Valdosta; son and special friend, Mike Brantley and Lavinnia Eblen of Brunswick, son and daughter in…

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    Watson, Bobby

    Bobby G. Watson – 71 Of Lakeland, GA passed away on August 14, 2019 at Tift Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness while surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 29, 1948 in Lakeland, GA to the late Corley and Ruby (Hughes) Watson. Bobby was a lifelong Baptist. He enjoyed spending time on the farm, gardening and working on tractors. His favorite pastime was dancing with Bonnie. Along with his parents, he is proceeded in death by his siblings H. W. Watson, Juanita Watson, and Joe Watson. Survivors include: Wife of 38 years, Bonnie Watson of Lakeland, GA; Daughters: Amanda Paredes (Adrian) of Ray City, GA,…

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    Walker, William

    William Clayton “Blackie” Walker – 90 Of Lakeland, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at The Lakeland Villa after a lengthy illness. He was born on March 9, 1929 in Mora, GA to the late Clayton and Rebecca (Neugent) Walker. He served in the United States Marine Corps and received a lifelong membership from the American Legion Post #336. He retired from the CSX Railroad after many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time on his farm. Along with his parents, he is proceeded in death by his wife Dorothy Daniel Walker; four brothers, Edison Walker, Edward Walker, Curtis Walker, Charles Walker and step-son Judson Daniel. Survivors…

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    Willie Williams

    Home going services for Mrs. Willie Mae Williams age 84 of Dixie, GA will be Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 2PM at Beulah M.B. Church with Rev. Calvin Williams, eulogist. Burial will follow in North End Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday at the Stevens-McGhee Chapel from 10AM-7PM. Visit our website at www.stevensmcgheefuneralhome.com to extend condolences. Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangments.

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    Etsy Gosier

    Home going services for Ms. Etsy Gosier age 72 of Quitman, GA will be Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 3 PM at Church of God in Unity Tabernacle with Pastor Bobby Christian, eulogist. Burial will follow in Hill Crest Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Friday at the Stevens-McGhee Chapel from 2PM-8:30PM. Visit our website at www.stevensmcgheefuneralhome.com to extend condolences. Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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    Annette Jones

    Funeral services for Ms. Annette Jones of Boston, GA will be Saturday at 11AM at Church of God in Unity Tabernacle with Pastor Esau Jones, Eulogist. Burial will follow in the Boston Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday at the Stevens-McGhee Chapel from 1PM-8PM. Visit our website at www.stevensmcgheefuneralhome.com to extend condolences. Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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    BESS HOLLIS, Rubye Dec 18, 1929 – Aug 12, 2019

    Rubye Blanche Bess Hollis departed this life at the age of 89 on August 12, 2019 in Valdosta, Georgia. Home going services will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 3PM at Union Cathedral Church with Bishop Wade McCrae, eulogist. Burial will follow in North End Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday at the Stevens-McGhee Chapel from 4PM-6:30PM. Visit our website at www.stevensmcgheefuneralhome.com to extend condolences. Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home in Quitman, GA is in charge of the arrangements.

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    Kelley, Sr., Curtis Keaton

    Mr. Curtis Keaton Kelley, Sr., 81, of Snow Hill, NC and formerly of Valdosta passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019. Born March 31, 1938 in Keaton Beach, Florida, he was the son of Clarence David and Addison Beggs Kelley. Curtis and his wife, Fann, lived the majority of their lives in Valdosta, Georgia, where they reared their children. In his early years, he worked at Harvey’s grocery. He was so young he had to stand on a box to run the register. Curtis graduated from Valdosta High School and worked several jobs before going to work for the US Postal service. Curtis worked with the US Postal Service for 38…

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    WILLIAMS JR, Fred Feb 8, 1961 – Aug 6, 2019

    Fred Lee Williams Jr. was born February 8, 1961 in Adel, Georgia to Fred Lee Williams Sr. and Georgia Ruth Griffith Williams. They both preceded him in death. He was called home on August 6, 2019 at his home. He attended Cook County Schools and worked for 32 years at Nashville Mills before retiring on 2010. He was preceded in death by his sister, Sarah Williams Harris, a brother, Cass Williams, and a niece, Savannah Montgomery. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife of 19 years, Annie Reliford Williams, Valdosta, GA. His sons, Bernard(Nicole) Williams, of Little Rock, Arkansas, Stephon Baker, of Columbus, GA. Daughters, Tosha (Donald) Melvin of…

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    Padgett, Billie

    Billie E. Padgett, a long-time resident of Echols County, Georgia, passed away on Saturday morning, August 10, 2019, at the Langdale Hospice House in Valdosta, Georgia. He is survived by his wife of almost 67 years, Marqueen Padgett of Echols County; daughter, Donna Rouse of Acworth, Georgia; and granddaughter Stephanie Loyd of Echols County, Georgia. Bill served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. After his Naval Service, he had several jobs, but the two he loved the most was being in the Merchant Marines and being a farmer. Bill had a great sense of humor. He always said that wanted his obituary to say the following: Bill’s dead…if…

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    HARRIS, Marcia Nov 21, 1953 – Aug 11, 2019

    Marcia Kay Roberts Harris, 65, of Nashville died Sunday August 11, 2019 at her residence. She was born November 21, 1953 in Irwin County to Joyce Stinson Roberts and the late Marcus F. “M. F.” Roberts. Marcia Roberts Harris married Jimmy Harris on July 30, 1972 and were happily married for 47 years. Marcia attended ABAC after graduating from Berrien County High School majoring in Business Administration. She shortly secured employment in the banking community and was employed in banking for 48 years and retired with Farmers and Merchants Bank. Marcia loved her family and enjoyed being with them and doing things for them. This was her heart and life.…

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    HARRIS, Marcia Nov 21, 1953 – Aug 11, 2019

    Marcia Kay Roberts Harris, 65, of Nashville died Sunday August 11, 2019 at her residence. She was born November 21, 1953 in Irwin County to Joyce Stinson Roberts and the late Marcus F. “M. F.” Roberts. Marcia Roberts Harris married Jimmy Harris on July 30, 1972 and were happily married for 47 years. Marcia attended ABAC after graduating from Berrien County High School majoring in Business Administration. She shortly secured employment in the banking community and was employed in banking for 48 years and retired with Farmers and Merchants Bank. Marcia loved her family and enjoyed being with them and doing things for them. This was her heart and life.…

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    RUEHL, Polly

    Polly Ann Banks Ruehl of Tucson, Arizona, died August 6, 2019, peacefully in her sleep at her home after a seven year battle with cancer. She was born on March 10, 1958, in Winter Haven, Florida. She graduated from Lowndes High School, Valdosta State College in Nursing, and the University of Arizona with a Masters in Nursing Science and Nurse Practitioner degrees. She taught nursing at the University of Arizona and worked at Tucson Medical Center and the University Medical Center. She is survived by her husband John R Ruehl and daughter Zoe Ruehl of Tucson, Arizona; her parents Joe and Gail Banks of Lake Park; and sisters Jill Banks…

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    RAWLS, Claudia Jun 28, 1957 – Aug 7, 2019

    Claudia “Suzanne” Rawls, 62, Of Dupont, GA passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Langdale Hospice House. She was born on June 28, 1957 in Newnan, GA to the late Joseph Smith and Doris Virginia (Wilson) Morgan. She was accepted into the Paralegal Program at VSU and was the only one without a legal background. She graduated at the top of her class. Survivors include: Loving husband of 38 years, James “Jimmy” Rawls of Dupont, GA; Daughter and Son-in-law, Deanna R. and Joe Branton of Jasper, FL; Mother, Doris Virginia Morgan of Carrollton, GA; 3 Grandchildren; 5 Sisters and Brother-in-law, Pat S. and Buddy Gates of North Georgia, Paula…

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    Walker, Johnny

    Johnny Ebb Walker, 67, of Nashville, GA passed away at home, surrounded by his family on August 8, 2019 following a long battle with cancer. He was born June 17, 1952 in Hahira, GA to the late Isbon and Victoria (Hunt) Walker. He lived in Nashville most of his life, graduating from Berrien County High School in 1970. Johnny was truly a jack of all trades. His early years were spent working as a field hand then he moved on to loading and driving trucks for local tobacco warehouses as a teenager. After high school he spent 10 years working with the Georgia Forestry Commission. Following that he farmed and…

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    Dasher, Jr., Joe Virgil "Bud"

    Joe Virgil “Bud” Dasher, Jr., 94, of Valdosta, passed away on August 9, 2019 at Langdale Hospice House. A lifelong resident of Valdosta, he was born on October 31, 1924 to the late Joe Virgil Dasher, Sr. and Lee Ila Cline Dasher. All who knew Bud knew of his love for his hometown and his family. He worked with his Daddy as a plumber during his early years, before joining the Navy soon after his graduation from Valdosta High School in 1942. He actively served as a Seabee in Okinawa during World War II. Upon his honorable discharge and return to Valdosta, he started his own propane gas business, eventually…

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    Akridge, Bobby

    Bobby Charles Akridge Sr. ,79, of Nashville, GA passed away peacefully at his home on August 9, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Bobby was born on April 14, 1940 in Berrien County to the late John Daniel & Maudell (Hancock) Akridge. He was a native of Berrien County his entire life and displayed the true characteristics of a hard worker. He was preceded in death by a brother: Johnny Akridge; sister: Shirley Pafford; and a great granddaughter: Emerson Grace Murray. He was a local produce supplier for many years who was known for providing produce of the highest quality and taste after making many trips to North Georgia and…

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    Roush, Jo Carroll Guthrie

    Jo Carroll Guthrie Roush, 88, of Valdosta, passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Langdale Hospice House. She was born in Atkinson, GA on October 20, 1930 to the late Lucius R. Guthrie and Leila White Guthrie. Mrs. Roush graduated from Georgia Women’s College in the late 1940’s with a degree in social work. She worked for the Department of Child Services for several years then moved to Vocational Rehabilitation Services with the State of Georgia, helping mentally handicapped students find jobs in the community. She retired in the mid 1980’s. She was a member of Leadership Lowndes and the Red Hat Society, and a charter member of the…

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    BANKS, Polly

    Polly Ann Banks Ruehl of Tucson, Arizona, died August 6, 2019, peacefully in her sleep at her home after a seven year battle with cancer. She was born on March 10, 1958, in Winter Haven, Florida. She graduated from Lowndes High School, Valdosta State College in Nursing, and the University of Arizona with a Masters in Nursing Science and Nurse Practitioner degrees. She taught nursing at the University of Arizona and worked at Tucson Medical Center and the University Medical Center. She is survived by her husband John R Ruehl and daughter Zoe Ruehl of Tucson, Arizona; her parents Joe and Gail Banks of Lake Park; and sisters Jill Banks…

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    BANKS, Polly

    Polly Ann Banks Ruehl of Tucson, Arizona, died August 6, 2019, peacefully in her sleep at her home after a seven year battle with cancer. She was born on March 10, 1958, in Winter Haven, Florida. She graduated from Lowndes High School, Valdosta State College in Nursing, and the University of Arizona with a Masters in Nursing Science and Nurse Practitioner degrees. She taught nursing at the University of Arizona and worked at Tucson Medical Center and the University Medical Center. She is survived by her husband John R Ruehl and daughter Zoe Ruehl of Tucson, Arizona; her parents Joe and Gail Banks of Lake Park; and sisters Jill Banks…

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    Taylor, Carolyn "Eloise" Bennett

    Carolyn “Eloise” Bennett Taylor, 87, of Valdosta, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019, at Langdale Hospice House. She was born on March 20, 1932 in Donaldsonville, GA, to the late Sam and Josie Littlefield Carter. She was of the Baptist Faith. She is survived by her daughter in law Berta Bennett, stepson in law Chris Edward, both of Valdosta; five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and four great great grandchildren, and numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her three husbands Clyde Corbitt, Irvin Bennett, Sr., and Herbert G. Taylor, and her sons, Bruce Alan Corbitt, Irvin Bennett, Jr., and a grandson Joshua Bennett, and step…

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    Porter, Don

    Don Bernard Porter, 60, of Ray City died Wednesday August 7, 2019 in Fernandina Beach, FL. He was born July 31, 1959 in Valdosta to the late Wendell Bernard Porter and the late Doris Virginia Cromer Porter. He was a car salesman and real estate agent. He was a man of integrity that always strived for the best in everything. He was loved by all and had many close friendships. He will truly be missed. He is survived by his wife: Gina Rouse Porter of Ray City; 2 sisters: Donna (David) Nolan and Sharon Courson; 4 brothers: Weyman (Molly) Porter, Walter Porter, Aaron Porter and Kenny (Maria) Porter; numerous nieces,…

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    Stephenson, Jr., Willard (Buddy) Cleveland

    Willard (Buddy) Cleveland Stephenson, Jr., 75, of Valdosta, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at South Georgia Medical Center. He was born in Brunswick, GA, on October 20, 1943 to the late Willard Cleveland Stephenson, Sr., and Beulah McLeod Stephenson. He was a member of Central Avenue Church of Christ. He was a retired insurance broker and was active all his life until recently. He played tennis, softball, and was an all-star pitcher for the Colt League and Twin Rivers League. He enjoyed cooking, especially fish, and he was an avid fisherman who enjoyed golf. He was a Georgia Football fan. He dearly loved and enjoyed spending time with…

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    Rambo, Sr., Harold

    Mr. Harold Eugene Rambo, Sr. passed away Tuesday, July 23, 2019 in Arlington, Virginia. Harold was born in the family home near Nankin, Georgia on August 21, 1933, to William Bunting “WillieB” Rambo and Susan “Susie” Collins Rambo. The middle child, he is predeceased by his two brothers John William Rambo and James Alan Rambo. Harold was drafted and served two years in the United States Army during the Korean conflict, remaining in the United States, though, only through a paperwork glitch. As a result, he was assigned to the famous 101st Airborne Division as a communications officer. Harold was married to Elizabeth Annette Simpson of Dixie, Georgia in 1959.…

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    Adrianne Guthrie

    Mrs. Adrianne F. Guthrie, 60, of Valdosta, entered into the sunset of life on August , 2019. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Harrington Funeral Home.

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    David Miller

    Mr. David Miller, 58, of Lakeland, entered into the sunset of life on August 4, 2019. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at this time and will be announced later by Harrington Funeral Home.

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    Roy Bell, Sr.

    Home going services will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 11AM at New Chapel Baptist Church with Pastor Matthew Combes, eulogist. Burial will follow in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday at Mt. Nebo A.M.E. Church in Madison, FL from 5:30PM-7PM. Visit our website at www.stevensmcgheefuneralhome.com to extend condolences. Stevens-McGhee Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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    Vollenweider, Rev. Donald Edward

    Rev. Donald Edward Vollenweider, 68, of Valdosta, died on Thursday, July 18, 2019, at his residence. He was born in Waycross, Georgia on April 30, 1951, to the late David and Sarah Markey Vollenweider. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Valdosta State in Speech & Communications and his Master of Divinity from the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. His pastorate included Gloria Dei Lutheran, Valdosta, GA; Prince of Peace Lutheran, Columbus, MS; Solomon Lutheran, Greeneville, TN; and Christ the King Lutheran, Norcross, GA. When called upon, his ministry also led him to preach at numerous other churches of varying denominations in Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee. He retired from the ministry in…