For July 26
Thomas "Tommy" Wyatt Lastinger
MOULTRIE -- Thomas "Tommy" Wyatt Lastinger, 36, of Moultrie died Thursday, July 25, 2002, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 29, at Cobb Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Terry Webb officiating. Burial will in Cobb Suncrest Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will be Craig Hiers, Eddie Berry, Gary Argo, Albert "Chip" Hall, Randy Cubino and Clint Cook. Honorary pallbearers will be Moultrie Fire Department, Moultrie Police Department, Colquitt County EMS and Colquitt County Sheriff Department.
Born Aug. 15, 1965, in Henderson, N.C., Mr. Lastinger was the son of Hiram Roswell Lastinger Sr. and the late Louise Moore Lastinger. He was a lieutenant with Moultrie Fire Department's Station One and was the owner of Plantation Lawn Care. He was a member of Temple Baptist Church, Moose Lodge 1162 and National Firefighter Association.
Survivors include his wife, Kimberly Annette Cude Lastinger; his father, Hiram Roswell Lastinger Sr. of Moultrie; a daughter, Keri Daniel Lastinger of Moultrie; a stepson, Justin Andrew Russell of Moultrie; a stepdaughter, Heather Marie Russell of Moultrie; a brother, Hiram Roswell Lastinger Jr. and wife Debbie of Boonville, Mo.; sisters, Sharon L. Roberson and husband Bob and Libby Strickland, all of Moultrie; his father-in-law, Ralph Cude; his mother-in-law, Doris Cude; a sister-in-law, Donna R. Harrington and husband Bryant of Albany; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
The family may be contacted at the home of Doris Cude, 3215 Sylvester Drive.
Cobb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Dora Jean Morsman
MOULTRIE -- Dora Jean Morsman, 45, of Moultrie died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at her residence.
Arrangements will be announced by Cobb Funeral Chapel.
Leona Victoria Wright
ELLENTON -- Leona Victoria Wright, 62, of Ellenton died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at her residence.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 27, at Baker Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Lennon Howell officiating. Burial will be in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens. Pallbearers will Jeremy Fabry, Jody Brown, Ben Hickey, Lamar Hickey, Raymond Dawson, Johnny Lindsey and Jeff Baker.
Born Feb. 27, 1940, in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, Mrs. Wright was the daughter of the late Leon Frank Dias and Josephine Johanna Dias. She was retired from Wells Aluminum.
Survivors include her husband, Joe B. Wright of Ellenton; a son, Billy Joe Wright and wife B.J. of Moultrie; a brother, Robert B. Dias and wife Patricia June of Callander, Ontario, Canada; a sister, Shirley Dawson and husband Raymond of Embro, Ontario, Canada; three grandchildren, Joe Russell Wright, Whitney Danielle Wright and Victoria Abigail Wright, all of Moultrie; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Patricia Tyler.
Visitation will be from 7-9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to Colquitt Regional Hospice, 2516 Fifth Ave. S.E.
Baker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Willie Smith Britton
ATHENS, Ga. -- Ruth Willie Smith Britton, 95, of Athens, Ga., formerly of Moultrie, died Wednesday, July 24, 2002, at Grandview Nursing Home in Athens.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at First Baptist Church Chapel with the Rev. Roger Benton officiating. Burial will be at Westview Cemetery.
Mrs. Britton was born July 24, 1907, the daughter of William Earnest Smith and Mary Frances Estep Smith, both deceased. She was a retired dietitian and member of First Baptist Church of Moultrie.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, W.P. Britton.
Survivors include a son, the Rev. Gene Britton of Athens; two grandsons, Edward Britton of Atlanta and Wayne Britton of Simpsonville, S.C.; one brother, Grady Smith of Charlotte, N.C.; one niece, Jan Freeman of Albany; and a great-granddaughter, Laurie Evelyn Britton of Simpsonville, S.C.
Viewing will be held from 9 a.m. until 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church Chapel. Memorial donations m
ay be made to the First Baptist Church Sanctuary Fund.
Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.