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Toombs County, Georgia Obituaries

The Advance

March 30, 2005
Wednesday
Page 6A
Vol. 108, No. 13

Mrs. Ila Mae Blue, 93, Obituary

[Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia]

Mrs. Ila Mae Blue, age 93, Lyons, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Meadows Nursing Center after an extended illness.

She was a native and lifelong resident of Toombs County. She was a housewife and was Baptist by faith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Homer Blue.

Survivors include one sister, Evelyn Gibson, Lyons; two grandsons, Monty Usher, Lyons, and Larry Williamson, Savannah; and one great-granddaughter, Ashley Williamson.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, March 22, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. in the chapel of Jone-Stewart Funeral Home with Rev. Gilbert Wommack officiating. Interment followed in the Lyons City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Randy Usher, Danny Sapp, Danny Wommack, Rick Partin, Paul Mead and Wesley Miller.

Arrangements furnished by Jones-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc.

The Advance, Vol. 108, No. 13, Wednesday, March 30, 2005, page 6A.

Mrs. Willie L. “Mime” Burton, 79, Obituary

[Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia]

Mrs. Willie L. “Mime” Burton, 79, of Lyons, died Friday, March 25, 2005, in Meadows Regional Medical Center in Vidalia after a brief illness.

The native and lifelong resident of Toombs County was a retired seamstress and a homemaker. She was a member of Hammond Baptist Church.

Survivors include six daughters: Bobbie Flowers and Benita Lollis, Lyons, Faye Hutto and Florence Fountain, Vidalia, Elaine Vinson, Forsyth, and Carolyn Geiger, Valdosta; seven sons; Dick Burton, Kenny Burton, Robert Burton, and Herbert Burton, Lyons, Lamar Burton and Ronnie Burton, Atlanta, and Danny Burton, Valdosta; one sister: Christine Matthews, Haskel, Tenn.; 34 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-children.

Funeral services were held Sunday, March 27, 2005, at 3:00 p.m. in the Ronnie L. Stewart Family Funeral Service Chapel of Vidalia with the Reverend Glen Russell and the Reverend Mike Poppel officiating. Interment followed in Harden’s Chapel Cemetery.

Pallbearers were sons: Dick, Kenny, Robert, Herbert, Lamar, Ronnie and Danny Burton.

Ronnie L. Stewart Family Funeral Service of Vidalia was in charge of arrangements.

The Advance, Vol. 108, No. 13, Wednesday, March 30, 2005, page 6A.

Mrs. Dianne Davis Conner, 54, Obituary

[Vidalia, Toombs County, Georgia]

Mrs. Dianne Davis Conner, age 54, Lyons, died Sunday, March 20, 2005, at Candler Hospital of Savannah after a brief illness.

She was a native of Swainsboro, living most of her life in Savannah and later moving to Lyons. She was employed with Paul Anderson Youth Home where she served as Office Manager. She was a member of Lyons Presbyterian Church. She was preced in death by her father, Alton S. Davis and her husband, Thomas stone.

Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Talmadge Lee, Lyons; one son, Gregory Matthew Conner, Savannah, two daughters and sons-in-law, Jennifer and Phillip Cloud, Lyons, and Susan and Brad Williams, Orland, Florida; one sister, Jennifer Lee, Lyons; one brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Mary Davis, Columbus, Georgia; three grandchildren, Phillip Michael “Trey” Cloud, III, Lyons, Thomas Ethan Cloud, Lyons, and Conner Edwin Williams, Oviedo, Florida; three nieces and spouse, Vicki and Ross Butler, Richmond Hill and Kristine and Meghan Davis, Columbus; and two nephews and spouses, Mr. and Mrs. Josh Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Tim Davis, Columbus.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. in the Lyons Presbyterian Church with Rev. Bobby Dixon officiating. Interment followed in Lakeview Memorial Gardens.

Active pallbearers were Michael Cloud, Kevin Williams, Kenton Frost, Carl Sharpe, Matthew Wilcoxon and Doug Roper. Honorary pallbearers were the young men of the Paul Anderson Youth Home and staff.

Arrangements furnished by: Jones-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc.

The Advance, Vol. 108, No. 13, Wednesday, March 30, 2005, page 6A.

Mrs. Martha Lou DeLaigle, 86, Obituary

[Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia]

Mrs. Martha Lou DeLaigle, 86, of Lyons, died Thursday, March 3, 2005, at Toombs Nursing Home following a short illness.

The Toombs County native lived in Lyons and was a homemaker and a member of the Holiness Church.

Survivors include three sons: Billy DeLaigle, Cobbtown, Charles DeLaigle, Lyons, and Keith DeLaigle, Milledgeville; three brothers, W.R. Meeks, Cocoa, Fla., Noah Farmer, Normantown, and Otis “Junior” Farmer, Lyons; three sisters, Edith Odom, Lyons, Modury Partin, Johnson Corner, and Sally Tyson, Colorado Spring, Col.; several grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, March 6, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. in Jones-Stewart Funeral Home with the Rev. Ricky Wilson and the Rev. Owen Waters officiating. Interment followed in Mt. Moriah Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Norwood Moore, James Moore, John McRae, Phil Talley, Jerry Holland, and Michael Grimes.

Arrangements furnished by Jones-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc.

The Advance, Vol. 108, No. 13 Wednesday, March 30, 2005, page 6A.

Mr. W.O. “Bill” Gillis, 78, Obituary

[Vidalia, Toombs County, Georgia]

Veteran

Mr. W.O. “Bill” Gillis, 78, Vidalia, died at his residence on Tuesday, March 22, 2005.

The native of Treutlen County was a son of the late Henry and Ola Dukes Gillis. He was a retired mechanic and a member of the Vidalia Church of God. He served in the army during the Korean War and was a member of V.F.W. Post 10229 in Mt. Vernon.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy Hullet Gillis; a son, Brandon Gillis, Vidalia; three daughters, Sandra Dinicola, Miami, Fla., Vicky Overall, Springhill, Fla., and Debbie Gillis, Tampa, Fla; four stepchildren, Barbara Roberts, Chatsworth, Ga., Kathy Cruz, Brewton, Ala., Danny Dykes, Donalsonville, Ga., and Gary Dykes, Vidalia; a sister, Roberta Gillis, Soperton; 1 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held in the Vidalia Church of God on Friday, March 25, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. with the rev. Joe Q. Smith and the Rev. Larry Richards officiating. Interment followed in Westview Cemetery in Soperton with member of V.F.W. Post 10229, Mt. Vernon, serving as honorary pallbearers and providing Military Honors.

Pallbearers were Josh Garland, Leon Roberts, Ken DeLoach, Tim Adams, Robert Roberson, and Scott Wilson.

The Advance, Vol. 108, No. 13, Wednesday, March 30, 2005, page 6A.


Mr. Van Lewis, 76, Obituary

[Lyons, Toombs County, Georgia]

Veteran

Mr. Van Lewis, 76, of Lyons, died Wednesday, March 16, 2005, at the Carl Vinson V.A. Medical Center after an extended illness.

The Toombs County native was a 1945 Lyons High School graduate and had served in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman 1st Class. He was a farmer and had served seven years on the Toombs County Commission, one term with the Toombs County School Board. He was President of Toombs County Farm Bureau for four years.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jewell Van Lewis, Sr., and his mother, Grace Lewis McLain.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Lewis, Lyons; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Sue Lewis, Mt. Vernon, and Jerry and Renee Lewis, Lyons; four daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Bill Taylor, Carrollton, Ga., Roseann and Joe Roberts, Milledgeville, Cathy and Allen Jones, Vidalia, and Bobbie Jean Salters, Lyons; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Jimmy and Tracy Lewis, Vidalia, Durwood and Earlene Lewis, Atltavista, Va., and Wilton and Leila Lewis, Macon; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held Saturday, March 19, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. in the Lyons City Cemetery with the Rev. Charles Irvin Murphy officiating.

Funeral arrangements were made by Jones-Stewart Funeral Home, Inc.

The Advance, Vol. 108, No. 13, Wednesday, March 30, 2005, page 6A.

Mrs. Fern Gibbs Palmer, 65, Obituary

[Vidalia, Toombs County, Georgia]

Mrs. Fern Gibbs Palmer, 65, of Vidalia, died Wednesday, March 23, 2005, at her residence following an extended illness.

The Wheeler County native had lived in Macon and Mayo, Fla., before moving to Vidalia two years ago.

Survivors include her husband, Homer Palmer, Jr.; her mother-in-law, Claudia Palmer; and her brother-in-law, Franklin D. Palmer, all of Vidalia; and several cousin and nephews.

Graveside services were held Friday, March 25, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. in the Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Norristown with the Reverend David Knight officiating.

Murchison Funeral Home of Vidalia was in charge of arrangements.

The Advance, Vol. 108, No. 13, Wednesday, March 30, 2005, page 6A.


References

The Advance; Vol. 108, No. 13, Wednesday, March 30, 2005; Page 6A.
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