Moultrie Observer

December 6, 2005

Obituaries




For May 27



Eula Mae Morris

FUNSTON -- Ms. Eula Mae Morris, 82, of Funston died Saturday, May 22, 2004, at her residence following a lengthy illness.

Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, May 28, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Funston with the Rev. John W. Greene Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at Strong Memorial Gardens. Nephews of Ms. Morris will serve as pallbearers.

Born Dec. 12, 1921, in Funston, Ms. Morris was the daughter of the late Homer and Rose Morris. She was a housekeeper and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Gregory Alexander Sr. of Moultrie; one daughter, Jean Alexander of Ohio; three grandchildren, Jessica Faye Alexander, Terrence Reshad Alexander and Gregory Alexander Jr., all of Moultrie; a sister-in-law, Lorene Johnson of Macon; and many cousins, aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

Strong Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.



Patsy Gail Reagan Carter

MOULTRIE -- Mrs. Patsy Gail Reagan Carter, 55, of Brownwood Nursing Home in Moultrie died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 28, at Open Bible Baptist Church in Valdosta with Pastor Jeff Carter officiating. Burial will follow at Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery in Lake Park.

Born Jan. 9, 1949, in Thomas County, Mrs. Carter was the daughter of the late Ruby Colvin Reagan and Bennie H. Reagan. She was a homemaker and a member of F.S.H. Community Church in Moultrie.

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. Donald R. Carter of Moultrie; two sons, Don Carter and wife Kathy of Valdosta and Pastor Jeff Carter and wife Tiffany of Moultrie; two brothers, Terry Reagan and Joe Reagan, both of Valdosta; one sister, Sue Swain of Tallahassee, Fla.; and two grandchildren, Dillon Carter and Faith Carter.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 tonight at Cobb Funeral Chapel.

The family may be contacted at the home of Pastor Jeff and Tiffany Carter, 218 Old Timey Trail, Moultrie.

The family requests that memorials be made to F.S.H. Community Church in care of ABC Bank, Moultrie, GA 31768.

Cobb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



Nathan C. 'Nay C' Holmes

MOULTRIE -- Mr. Nathan C. "Nay C" Holmes, 70, of Moultrie died Friday, May 21, 2004, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at Mother Easter Baptist Church with the Rev. John W. Greene Jr. officiating. Burial will be held at St. James Pallbearers Cemetery No. 2. Members of the color guard will serve as pallbearers. Officers of the Moultrie Police Department and the Colquitt County Sheriff's Department along with Sgt. Joe Smith, Lt. Luther Landrum and Lt. Isaac James will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Born on Feb. 28, 1934, in Vienna, Mr. Holmes was the son of the late Trudy Johnson and Buddy Murray. He served in the U.S. Air Force for nine years. In 1967, he joined the Moultrie Police Department and served for 32 years, earning the rank of sergeant. Mr. Holmes was a member of the Police Officers Association of Georgia and the American Legion Post 533.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, John H. Holmes and Bennie Lee King.

Survivors include 10 sons, Michael Harris of Miami, Fla., Carl Washington of Albany, Nathan R. Holmes and wife Lynvonne and Michael Holmes, all of Orlando, Fla., Anthony Holmes and wife Yolanda and Sherrod Holmes and wife Valerie, all of Fort Myers, Fla., Napoleon Holmes of Los Angeles, Calif., Dexter McCray and wife Sophia of Camp Casey, South Korea, and Patrick McCray and Patrick Cotton, both of Atlanta; six daughters, Trudie Holmes and Kimberly Williams and husband Jacob, all of Fort Myers, Vanessa Anderson of Los Angeles, Tabitha Reynolds and Valerie Pridgeon, both of Moultrie, and Tieast Holmes of Clearwater, Fla.; six brothers, Raymond King and Gary King and wife Josephine, all of Moultrie, Joseph King of Fort Pierce, Fla., Freddie King and wife Sharon of Fort Valley, Walter King Jr. of Chattanooga, Fla., and Carl Ruben of New York, N.Y.; 12 sisters, Gladys Bouknight and husband Marion, Helen King, Virginia King, Eula Mae "Shirley" Lewis and husband Larry, Jo Ann Bailey and husband Marvin and Gloria King, all of Moultrie, Laura Alice Pettigrew and husband Donzell of Daytona Beach, Fla., Corine Williams of Crystal River, Fla., Lois King of Chattanooga, Gloria Brown of Atlanta, Ruth Ann Gaston of Tampa, Fla., and Reba Murray of Vienna; one aunt, Velma Pace of Vienna; a special friend, Alma McCray of Moultrie; and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 28, in the chapel of Luke Strong and Son Mortuary.

The family may be contacted at the home of Ms. Virginia King, 415 Sixth St. S.W., Moultrie.

Luke Strong and Son Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.



Dorsey Amos Massey

DOERUN -- Mr. Dorsey Amos Massey, 87, of Doerun died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, May 28, at Bridge Creek Primitive Baptist Church with Elder C.A. Blanton officiating. Burial will follow at Bridge Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Casketbearers will be Myron Massey, Lamar Carver, Michael Massey, Dale Yarbrough, Donald Knight and Brian Sexton.

Born Oct. 3, 1916, in Colquitt County, Mr. Massey was the son of the late Rilla Horne Massey and Isom Daniel Massey. He was a retired farmer and a member of Bridge Creek Primitive Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Esther Sloan.

Survivors include his wife, Mavie Hatcher Massey of Doerun; two sons, Earl Massey and wife Carolyn of Doerun and Sammy Massey of Camilla; two daughters, Sherry Yarbrough and husband Robert and Merrell Carver and husband Clyde, all of Doerun; 10 grandchildren, Myron Massey of Hiram, Lamar Carver, Nan Ross, Dale Yarbrough and Jessica Yarbrough, all of Doerun, Michael Massey of Moultrie, Gina Knight of Whigham, Janet Sexton and Sharanda Ottinger, both of Camilla, and Ashley Massey of Atlanta; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; one daughter-in-law, Joyce Massey of Doerun; three sisters, Irene Deal and Lossie Carlton, both of Doerun, and Mildred Ausburn of Tifton; and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 tonight at Cobb Funeral Chapel.

The family may be contacted at 250 Massey Road, Doerun.

Memorials may be made to The Bridge Creek Cemetery Fund.

Cobb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



Merle Keaton McCarty

MOULTRIE -- Ms. Merle Keaton McCarty, 88, of Moultrie died Wednesday, May 26, 2004, at Sunrise Nursing Home.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 28, at Harrell-Faircloth Chapel with the Rev. Julian Griner officiating. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Memory Gardens.

Born Nov. 27, 1915, in Mitchell County, Ms. McCarty was the daughter of the late Minnie Lee Burnum Keaton and T.J. Keaton. She was a retired grocer and business owner and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John Earl McCarty; one son, Gary L. McCarty; one brother, R.B. Keaton; and one grandson, Michael McCarty.

Survivors include one son, Willis McCarty of Moultrie; two sisters, Foye K. Calhoun and Bueris K. Crumpton, both of Moultrie; and two grandsons, Gary John McCarty and Mark McCarty.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.

The family will be staying at the home of Ms. Foye Calhoun, 221 Stripling Road, Moultrie.

Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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