2006-11-30 / Obituaries

Area Obituaries


Msgt. Douglas Allen "Satch" Bagley, 44, of Orrville died Nov. 18, 2006 in Tuskegee.

He was born Sept. 26, 1962 in Thomasville. He was a member of Millbrook Baptist Church. He was a retired Master Sergeant of the United States Air Force.

Survivors include his mother, Marilyn Bagley, Orrville; two daughters, Rosanne Bagley, Donna Bagley, both of Altoona, Pa.; one brother, Bryan (Robyn) Bagley, Orrville; two sisters, Nancy (Joel) Smith, Monroeville, Rhonda Bagley, Orrville.

The service was Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. with Rev. Jimmy R. O'Bryant officiating. Burial was in the Kelley Cemetery in Thomasville. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were Ken Spinks, Mike Larrimore, Henry Bagley, Robert Bagley, Glen Megginson and Roy Megginson III.

Honorary pallbearers were Joe Mack Bagley, Bruce Bagley, Glenn Robinson, Taylor Smith, Joel Smith and Gary Smith.


James Lamar Glazier, 88, of Dixons Mills died Nov. 20, 2006 at Troy Health and Rehab Center.

He was born Aug. 31, 1918 in Senoria, Ga. He was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. He was a retired electrician.

Survivors include his wife, Bessie Jones Glazier, Dixons Mills; two sons, Richard (Debbie) Glazier, Lanett, Ronald (Tina) Glazier, Senoria, Ga.; three stepsons, Alton (Reginia) Westbrooks, Palmyra, Va., Woodie (J.B.) Westbrooks, Brundidge, Leon (Jean) Westbrooks, Monroeville; one brother, Jesse Glazier, Senoria, Ga.; one sister, Mary Coates, Cantonment, Fla.; three grandchildren.

A graveside service was Nov. 22 at 11 a.m. in the Shiloh Cemetery with Rev. Lister Hill officiating. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.


Tom Bettis Lyles, 78, of Thomasville died Nov. 21, 2006 at Mobile Infirmary.

He was born Aug. 14, 1928 in Bashi. He was a member of Bashi United Methodist Church. He was retired from the United States Air Force as a Tech Sergeant and from James River Paper Mill.

Survivors include two sons, Tom Bettis Lyles II, Mark (Darla) Lyles, all of Bashi; four daughters, Tommy Sue (Gary) Smith, Fort Morgan, Libbi (Joe) Miles, Bashi, Terry (Dan) Norris, Grove Hill, Becky (Key) Ivy, Madison, Miss.; one brother, Charles (Betty) Lyles, Marietta, Ga.; one sister, Frances Lyles (Henry) Harper, Montgomery; seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sue Lyles and a granddaughter, Megan Smith.

A graveside service was held Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Bashi United Methodist Church with Dan Norris and Rev. Raymond Williams officiating. O'Bryant Chapel Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.


Junior Floyd Fuller, 65, of Whatley died Nov. 22, 2006 at his residence.

He was born March 13, 1941. He was a retired truck driver with the Porter Trucking Company.

Survivors include his wife, Evelyn Fuller, Whatley; one son, Jimmy Fuller, Grove Hill; one daughter, Deborah Fuller, Grove Hill; eight brothers, Curtis Fuller, Allen, Charles Fuller, Bassett Creek, Tommy Fuller, Bennie Fuller, George Fuller, all of Whatley, Travis Fuller, Warren Fuller, both of Grove Hill, Cecil Fuller, Walker Springs; three sisters, Nell McConnell, Lucille Vick, Betty White, all of Whatley.

The service was Nov. 26 at 2 p.m. at the Asbury Baptist Church in Grove Hill. Burial was in the Asbury Baptist Church Cemetery. Lathan Funeral Home of Grove Hill directed.


Dessa Rebecca Atchison Shoultz, 84, of Salitpa died Nov. 23, 2006 at her residence.

She was born April 12, 1922. She was a member of River Hill Baptist Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Salitpa Fire Department, Jackson Rescue Squad and served as a poll worker for 45 years. She was a retired machine operator for Vanity Fair Mills.

Survivors include three sons, John P. (Ruby) Shoultz, Citronelle, Joseph L. Shoultz, Stephen R. (Dawn) Shoultz, all of Salitpa; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

The service was Nov. 25 at 10 a.m. at the River Hill Baptist Church in Salitpa with Rev. Scott Myers officiating. Burial was in the River Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. Lathan Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Active pallbearers were William Hughes, Randall Shoultz, Jeremy Wilson, Christopher Shoultz, Mike Shoultz and Johnny Shoultz.

Honorary pallbearers were members of the Order of Eastern Star, Salitpa Volunteer Fire Department and Jackson Rescue Squad.


Victoria Q. Walker, 90, of Jackson died Nov. 20, 2006 at Jackson Health Care Facility.

She was born April 29, 1916. She was a native of Manila. Before entering the health facility she was a resident of St. Stephens. She was born to the parentage of Luden and Lucinda Quinney. She was a member of James Chapel Baptist Church, St. Stephens where she was mother of the church. Before failing health she was an adult teacher, member of the home mission and Bible study. She retired as a domestic.

Survivors include eight sons, Henry Eugene (Rosie) Wright, Wagarville, very devoted, Davis (Minnie) Walker, St. Stephens, Huburt (Noel) Walker, Fayetteville, N.C., Samuel (Margaret) Walker, Joseph Walker, Robert (Ella) Walker and Lee Walker, all of Chicago, Ill., James (Queen Esther) Rasberry, Gainesville, Fla.; two foster children, David and Lorraine King; devoted friends, Minnie Sanford, Sherri Duff, a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

The service was Nov. 25 at 11 a.m. at James Chapel Baptist Church in St. Stephens with Rev. Henry L. Gillis officiating. Burial was in the James Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. Andrews Funeral Home of Jackson directed.

Active pallbearers were sons.

Granddaughters and great-granddaughters were flower bearers.


Presidee "Press" Carstarphen Jr., 53, of Lower Peach Tree died Nov. 21, 2006 in Thomasville.

He was born March 3, 1953 in Clarke County. He had worked at the Thomasville Adult Adjustment Center.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Irene Anderson Carstarphen; four sons, Rodney (Rhonda) Carstarphen, Romoane (Tiffany) Carstarphen, Keith (Shawanda) Carstarphen, Steven (Tonjanika) Carstarphen, one daughter, Jennifer (Tyo) Agbe 'Davies.

He was preceded in death by a son, Titus Penn.

The service was Nov. 25 at 12 p.m. at All Saints Holiness Church with Rev. Clevon Dukes officiating. Burial was in the Mt. Sinai A.M.E. Cemetery. Reese Funeral Home of Thomasville directed.

Active pallbearers were cousins.

Honorary pallbearers were a son and grandsons.

Thank all of you so much for the prayers, calls and cards and money given to the transplant fund for Charity Hudson, Cynthia deAngelo (my daughter and granddaughter).

Cynthia's kidney is doing great for Charity and Cynthia is doing real good. Please continue to pray for them as Charity has a battle with all the medications and with the lupus.

We praise God for this miracle.

May God bless all of you!

Ms. Neal Houston

We the members of the Gilmore family would like to thank all of our friends and family for their acts of kindness. We Love You.

Michael Gilmore and Family

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