Moultrie Observer

December 6, 2005

Obituaries for December 30

The Moultrie Observer



Lougenia A. (Jean) Massey

SYLVESTER -- Lougenia A. (Jean) Massey, 70, of Sylvester died Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2004, at Tift Regional Medical Center in Tifton.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Banks Funeral Chapel in Sylvester with the Rev. J.O. McClung and the Rev. Ray Bittner officiating. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Sylvester.

Born Oct. 21, 1934, in Colquitt County, Mrs. Massey was the daughter of John R. Allman and Cuntice Price Allman. She was a homemaker and attended Beulah Methodist Church in Worth County. She had lived in Worth County since 1958, moving from Colquitt County to Worth County, and in Sylvester since 1966.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Burnice L. Massey Jr., and a son, Carl Massey.

Survivors include two sons, Eugene Massey and wife Juanita of Marietta, and Steve and Angie Massey of Sylvester; a daughter, Sandra Grimsley and husband Jerry of Worth County; a daughter-in-law, Sheryl Massey of Marietta; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 7 to 9 tonight at Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester.

Banks Funeral Home in Sylvester is in charge of arrangements.



Geraldine Colbert

MOULTRIE -- Geraldine Colbert, 94, of Moultrie, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at Woodlands at Cobblestone.

Arrangements will be announced by Luke Strong and Son Mortuary.



Eddie Mae Gamble

MOULTRIE -- Eddie Mae Gamble, 74, of 331 Wilder Road, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at her residence.

Arrangements will be announced by Luke Strong and Son Mortuary.



James Leonard Hart Jr.

MOULTRIE -- James Leonard Hart Jr., 67, of Moultrie died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at his residence.

Graveside rites will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at Cobb-Suncrest Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Ken Anderson officiating.

Born Sept. 17, 1937, in Colquitt County, Mr. Hart was the son of the late James Leonard Hart Sr. and the late Thelma Hart Eldridge. He was a retired auto mechanic and of the Baptist faith.

Mr. Hart was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving about the USS Staten Island during Operation Deepfreeze II. On Dec. 20, 1956, he was declared an honored members of Task Force 43 and initiated by the rites of the Southern Cross into the Royal Order of Deepfreeze II for his service.

Survivors include his stepfather, Everett P. Eldridge of Moultrie; two sons, Dwayne Hart and wife Crystal of San Diego, Calif., and Daniel Hart and wife Justiana of Valdosta; four daughters, Debra Hart of Oregon, Darlene Croshier and husband Jon of Sebring, Fla., Diane Hart of San Diego, Calif., and Cathy Folsom of Adel; five brothers, Kenneth Eldridge, Ray Eldridge and Homer Eldridge, all of Moultrie, Pat Eldridge of Orange Park, Fla., and Gene Eldridge of Denver; a sister, Betty Burke of Bryson City, N.C.; 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight at Cobb Funeral Chapel.

Cobb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.



Tyrece Jermaine Maddox

NEWPORT NEWS, VA. -- Tyrece Jermaine Maddox, 23, of Newport News, Va., died Monday, Dec. 20, 2004, in Newport News, Va.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2, at Southside Church of Christ in Valdosta with Brother John W. Iverson Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Valdosta. Relatives and friends will serve as casketbearers.

Born March 30, 1981, in Colquitt County, Mr. Maddox was the son of Arthur Lee Maddox and Linda Thornton. He was a material handler.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents. Dosha Mae and Robert Maddox and Lucille Thornton; and five uncles.

Survivors include his wife, Emma Williams Maddox of Newport News, Va.; his father, Arthur Lee Maddox of Moultrie; his mother, Linda Thornton of Tifton; two brothers, Shawn Maddox and Carveess Maddox, both of Moultrie; a sister, Lashonda Maddox of Moultrie; a grandfather, Willie Bill Thornton of Moultrie; in-laws Perita and Tefari Clay of Valdosta; a niece, Aniya Clayton of Moultrie; a nephew, Tefari Clayton of Moultrie; a special cousin, Eric Thornton of LaGrange; and best friend Michael Copeland, of Korea.

Visitation will be held at 11 a.m. Friday.

Strong Funeral Home in Moultrie is in charge of arrangements.



Diana R. Todd

MOULTRIE -- Diana R. Todd, 58, of 2016 Woodland Drive, died Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, at her residence.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Cobb Funeral Chapel.



Milton Charles Tucker

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Milton Charles Tucker, 88, of Pensacola, Fla., died Friday, Dec. 24, 2004, at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, Fla.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 28, at Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Pensacola, Fla. Burial followed at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, Fla., with full military honors.

Born Feb. 23, 1916, in Moultrie, Ga., Mr. Tucker was the son of the late Marion Lawrence Tucker and the late Mary Ida Key-Tucker. He was a retired aviation mechanic at the Naval Air Rework Facility at N.A.S. Pensacola, Fla., and was a lifelong Baptist. He was an avid quail hunter and fisherman, and he was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Pensacola Valley of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.

Mr. Tucker was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. His service included tours with Training Squadron 1B at Corry Field, CASU-32, CASU-6, Training Squadron 3C at N.A.S. Saufley Field, the Air Transport Squadron VR-8, the Airborne Early Warning Squadron 13 and N.A.S. Sigonelis in Sicily, Italy. He was an aircraft maintenance chief and served twice as leading chief of the Naval School of Preflight in Pensacola, Fla.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ida Pearl Tucker; and eight brothers, Wiley Austin Tucker, John Frank Tucker, Marion Jackson Tucker, Roy Tucker, Woodrow Tucker, Ralph Tucker, Wilburn Tucker and Claude Tucker.

Survivors include his wife, Martha Virginia Foster Tucker; a daughter, Carolyn Matthews Pugh and husband Danny of Niceville, Fla.; a son, Charles Donald Tucker and wife Priscilla of Dothan, Ala.; five grandchildren, Kathy Tucker Duff of Raleigh, N.C., Jennifer Tucker-Lee and husband John of Dothan, Ala., Stephen Matthews and wife Lorie of Thomasville, Ga., Jason Matthews of Thomasville, Ga., and Ryan Matthews of Athens, Ga.; three great-grandchildren, McKenna and McClaine Matthews and Charles Tucker Lee; and several cousins, nieces and nephews .

The family requests contributions be made to Covenant Hospice of Pensacola, Fla., or to a favorite charity.

Oak Lawn Funeral Home in Pensacola, Fla., was in charge of arrangements.


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