Lisa D. Spencer
A celebration of life service for Lisa D. Spencer, 48, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 702 Arnold McKinney Drive, with the church pastor, the Rev. Fer- Rell M. Malone Sr., offering words of comfort.
Interment will be in Sunset Cemetery, Valdosta.
Friends are being received at the Spencer residence, 1008 Tupelo Drive.
Visitation will be Friday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.
She was born Oct. 20, 1967, in Valdosta (Lowndes County), to the late Deacon Jodie Stacks and Darsula Orr Stacks. She was the youngest of six children born to this union.
She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at an early age and joined New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church in Valdosta where she was baptized by the Rev. B.T. Rose. She received her formal education in the Lowndes County public school system and graduated from Valdosta High School in 1985. She continued her education by attending Valdosta State College and Okefenokee Technical College in Waycross.
She was a former clerk at both S & S Cab and Grocery and Pic ’n Save Store in Valdosta. She was also a former clerk at Belk Hudson Department Store and a coding transcriptionist at Dr. William Hurst’s office, both in Waycross.
At the time of her demise, she was a patient financier at Mayo Clinic Health System In Waycross where she worked for the past 10 years.
She was joined in holy matrimony to her high school sweetheart, Juan C. Spencer. This union was blessed with two children, Anthony C. Spencer Sr. and Desiree’ Darsula.
On Tuesday morning (March 1, 2016), the Lord called Lisa from her earthly home to her heavenly home.
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband, Lt. Juan C. Spencer, of Waycross; two children, Anthony Spencer Sr., of Detroit, Mich., and Desiree’ Spencer, of Waycross; two grandchildren, Za’Nayah Spencer and Anthony Spencer Jr., both of Detroit, Mich.; three brothers, Charles Stacks (Brenda), of Aurora, Colo., Kenny Stacks (Deidre) and Craig Stacks (Jenna), both of Valdosta; two sisters, Joann Roberson (James), of Hahira, and Evelyn Harris, of Valdosta; father-in-law and mother-in-law, George and Pearlie B. Spencer, of Valdosta; brothers-in-law, Joaquin Spencer (Andrea), Mario A. Spencer, Eric V. Spencer (Adrianie), all of Valdosta; sisters-in-law, Perlita Roundtree (Marandio Sr.), of Norcross, and Daniele Marrow, of Valdosta; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.

Margaret Marie Reid
A celebration of life service Margaret Marie Reid, 77, will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 702 Arnold Mc Kinney Drive, with the church pastor, the Rev. Fer-Rell M. Malone Sr., offering words of comfort.
Interment will be in Hazzard Hill Cemetery.
Friends are being received at the Reid residence, 1705 Toomer Street.
Visitation will be Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church.
The body will lie in repose at the church Saturday from 9 a.m. to the hour of service.
She was born Oct. 29, 1938, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to the late William and Eala Green Loving. After losing her parents at an early age, she moved to Waycross where she was adopted by the late Jay R. and Alma Anderson, more affectionately referred to as Uncle Jake and Granny.
At an early age, she joined and was baptized at Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church. She was educated in the Waycross public school system between the years 1953 to 1957. After graduating from Center High School, she attended Fort Valley State College where she received a bachelor of science degree in library science in 1961.
She was employed by the Ware County Board of Education where she served in the capacities of teacher, librarian and media specialist. She retired after 35 years of faithful service.
She was a person who loved life, books and people — particularly children. She loved her family and enjoyed giving her all to help others. Throughout her life, she inspired others to read through her profession as a librarian/media specialist and her talent as a writer. Her creativity and generous sprit will live on in many lives that she touched.
She married her high school sweetheart, the late Ulysses Nathaniel Reid, on Dec. 19, 1958. This union was blessed with three wonderful children.
On Tuesday morning (March 1, 2016), she heard the sweet voice of God beckoning her home, and she answered the call.
In addition to her father and mother (William and Eala Loving), her angel parents on earth (Jay and Alma Anderson) and her husband (Ulysses), she was preceded in death by an infant brother, Michael, and a sister, Colonial.
Those left to cherish her memory include three children, Michael Reid (Jacqueline), Marcus Reid (Cynthia), both of Waycross, and Alaycia Reid-Broadie (LaJeania), of Atlanta; a brother, Walter Loving (Belinda), of Dripping Springs, Texas; a sister, Eala (Patty) Greene, of Waycross; six grandchildren, Tamara Alaycia Reid, Kelaiah Michelle Reid, Marcus LeAnder Reid Jr., Michael Ulysses Reid Jr., all of Waycross, Elycia Monet Reid, of St. Petersburg, Fla., Isabella Reid-Broadie, of Atlanta; three step-grandchildren, Delacia Gail, Chelsea and Jason Cooper; four great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Lillian Dandy and Armetha Davis (Eugene), both of Waycross; a special aunt, Leola Inman (Mitchell), of Waycross; a special care-giver and friend, Mabalena Jordan; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home.

David ‘Eddie’ Carter
David “Eddie” Carter, 66, died Tuesday (March 1, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following an extended illness.
He was a native of Pearson but lived most of his life in Ware and Pierce counties. He was preceded in death by his parents, Milton Carter and Ferrell McNeal Carter, a sister, Eunice Carter, and four brothers, Everett Carter, Freddie Carter, H.M. Carter and Grady Carter.
He was retired from Vocational Rehabilitation Services and after retirement he worked for Speech, Hearing and Rehabilitation Enterprises of Coastal Georgia. He was former president of the Georgia Rehabilitation Association and the Southeastern Rehabilitation Association. He held a number of offices in both associations for years.
He was the first recipient of the Legacy Award given by the Georgia Rehabilitation Association for a lifetime of dedication and commitment to the GRA.
He graduated from Atkinson County High School and received a master’s degree from the University of Georgia.
Survivors include his wife, Libby Carter, of Patterson; a daughter, Kyndal Haney, of Douglas; a son, Kelly Dixon (wife, Terrie), of Blackshear; four grandchildren, Kylie Carter, Layne Dixon, Jagger Leavens and Seager Leavens; a great-grandson, Fisher Day; five sisters, Maxine Baskin, of Columbus, Estelle Davis (husband, Charlie), of Jacksonville, Fla., Catherine Tanner (husband, Buddy), of Pearson, Juanita Steese (husband, Larry), of Ormond Beach, Fla., Geraldine Spradley (husband, Benny), of Middleburg, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Music Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in Liberty Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 6 until 8. The Georgia Rehabilitation Association is asked to gather at the funeral home Friday at 1:40 p.m. to serve as honorary pallbearers.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

David Eugene Russell
David Eugene Russell, 55, died suddenly Saturday (Feb. 27, 2016) at Memorial Health in Savannah.
He was born in Waycross but resided in Gulfport, Miss., before moving back to Georgia. He was a former tree surgeon and truck driver with Southland Waste. He attended Sunnyside Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his father, David Reno Russell. He was also preceded in death by the parents who raised him, J.C. and Lilla LeRoy.
He is survived by his son, Joe Russell, of Waycross; two grandchildren, Leah Russell, of Waycross, and Blake Russell, of Blackshear; his mother, Alphine Price Waters, of Waycross; eight siblings, Hazel King (Bill), of Waycross, Linda Strickland (Buddy), of Waycross, Geneva Cox (Gideon), of Waycross, Berry Russell, of Atlanta, Debbie (Tony), of Atlanta, Donnie Price, of Brantley County, Charles Waters (Casey), of Waycross, and Randy Bond (Bonita), of Waycross; his former wife, Paulette Russell, of Waycross; good friends, Daryl Landry and Robert Thompson, both of Gulfport, Miss.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Memorialization will be by cremation.
The family will receive friends Saturday morning at the funeral home from 10 until 11 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Dr. Robert C. Lightfoot
Dr. Robert Charles Lightfoot, 60, died Thursday evening (Feb. 18, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System following an extended illness.
He was born in Gladwin, Mich., the son of the late Billy W. Lightfoot and Geraldine O. Smith Lightfoot. He was the first son in a career army family, so he spent many years traveling to Michigan, South Carolina, Munich, Germany, Brooklyn, New York, and finally to Tifton, Ga. He arrived there for the eighth grade. He graduated as the 1973 STAR Student of Tift County High.
He worked at Kmart and as an orderly at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta while he was in college at Valdosta State. His degrees went as follows:
1981 B.A. Sociology-Anthropology, Valdosta State College
1994 M.S. Sociology-Anthropology, Valdosta State University
2007 Ph.D. Criminology and Criminal Justice, Florida State University
In 1994, he was inducted into the A.K.D. International Sociology Honors Society.
Dr. Lightfoot’s teaching history went as follows:
2005 — Instructor, Assistant then Associate Professor, Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice, Waycross College.
1999-2005 Teaching Assistant and Assistant Internship Director, Florida State University, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.
1997-1999 Instructor, Sociology and Anthropology, Valdosta State University.
1997-1999 Instructor, Sociology and Anthropology, Coastal Georgia Community College.
1997-1999 Instructor, Sociology and Anthropology, Troy State University, Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base.
1995-1997 Instructor, Sociology and Anthropology, Georgia Military College, King’s Bay Naval Submarine Base.
Dr. Lightfoot had numerous professional publications and two publications in the Journal of the British Interstellar Society. He was a proud member of the Waycross Kiwanis Club and was president in 2009. He was a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, a medieval recreation organization, for more than 20 years, where he was known as Lord Ernst von Nuremberg.
He studied Judo for a number of years and achieved the rank of brown belt and was senior student at the Jesup Judo Academy. His other hobbies and interests included salt water fishing, fresh water snorkeling, target shooting, body building/weight lifting, attending science fiction conventions, writing, reading, armor making, researching military history and stage magic. A favorite quote of his was, “the Lion is more sure of the Grace of God than is the Antelope.”
He loved to learn – and he never stopped learning and he loved to teach – no matter who or what.
Survivors include his wife of 24 years, Linda Kay Williams Lightfoot, of Waycross; one brother, Michael P. Lightfoot (wife, Kathy), of Niceville, Fla.; two nieces, April Lightfoot, of Crestview, Fla., and Stephanie Bland (husband, Dujunnea), of Niceville, Fla.; a great-niece, Laila Lightfoot; and a great-nephew, Devan Lightfoot, of Crestview, Fla.; numerous cousins, aunts and other relatives.
A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday (March 5) in the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Memorialization will be by cremation.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com
Music Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Rev. Lowell C. Lee
Rev. Lowell Colquitt Lee, 80, of Nicholls, went home to be with the Lord Monday (Feb. 29, 2016) at the Bacon County hospital after a short illness.
He was son of the late Keller Walter Lee and Nevada Sweat Lee and was also preceded in death by a brother, Linwood Lee, and a sister, Uldine Benton.
He was retired from CSX Railroad, was a farmer, a retired minister and a member of Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Patsy Hardrick Lee; and a son, Peter Marshall Lee; a daughter, Debra Lee Sears (Bobby Hue); and three grandchildren, Hanna and Haven Sears and Ashley Lee, all of Nicholls.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Lee’s Chapel Baptist Church with the Rev. Greg Delk, the Rev. Mike Lee, the Rev. Monroe Gill, the Rev. Ronnie Foster and Jerald Douglas officiating.
Interment will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.
Active pallbearers will be David Geraldo, Ben Dyal, Ethan Benton, Mikey and Jason Lee, Adam Garcia, Jeff Lee and Scot Wilcox.
Honorary pallbearers will be Dr. Clay Carter, Dr. Glenn Moore and all others in attendance.
Crosby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Viola ‘Polly’ Roberson
Viola “Polly” Roberson, 92, died Tuesday (March 1, 2016) at Mayo Clinic Health System in Waycross following an extended illness.
She was born in Nashville, Tenn., but resided in California before moving back to Georgia. Along with her husband, she was owner/operator of Jim Roberson Carpet Service for many years and was a member of Seventh Day Adventist Church.
She was a daughter of the late James Rice Neblett and Mary Neblett Smalling. She was married to the late James Burton Roberson. She was preceded in death by her son, James C. Roberson, a granddaughter, Michella Rhen Thomas, a sister, Mary Evelyn Smith, and a brother, Jimmy Franklin.
She is survived by two daughters, Mary Kay Johns (Earl), of Waycross, and Donna Faye McQuaig (Wesley), of Jacksonville, Fla.; eight grandchildren, Ricky Johns, Randy Johns, James B. Peacock (Tracy), James C. Roberson, Tammy Edwards, Amy Strickland (Rodney), Amanda Danielle Thomas (Daniel) and Melody N. Hicks (Jason); 15 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held 4 p.m. Friday at the Music Funeral Home Chapel. Entombment will follow in Greenlawn Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends Friday afternoon at the funeral home from 3 until 4 o’clock.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.musicfuneralhome.com

Clinton Barnes Sr.
BLACKSHEAR — The funeral for Clinton Roy “Clint” Barnes Sr., 79, was held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock in the Pearson-Dial Chapel.
Officiating were the Rev. Mike Aldridge, Brother Joe Gardner and Ray Bargeron.
Interment was in the Waters Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Larry Barnes, Barry Barnes, Larry Sharpe, Lee Spratling, Ross Gardner and Chris Ryals.
Honorary pallbearer was Tommy Youmans.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.