Mark Canada
Mark Canada, 56, of Valdosta, passed away surrounded by his family Thursday (Nov. 26, 2015) at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born Sept. 16, 1959 in Corpus Christi, Texas to Janece Canada Sulephen and the late Buddy Wayne Canada. He was a computer engineer and volunteer firefighter. He held a black belt in Karate and in his spare time he enjoyed playing drums and spending time with his wife and children. He was a loving husband, father and son who adored his family and was a diehard Republican.
He is survived by his wife, Karen Canada, of Valdosta; two sons, Mark Allen Canada and Jon Cornwell Canada; a daughter, Sabrina Canada, all of Valdosta; his mother and step-father, Janece Canada Sulephen and Jack Sulephen, of Corpus Christi, Texas; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Gary and Lucy Sulephen, of Mathis, Texas, Aaron and Stephany Notterman, of Buffalo Grove, Ill., Russell Sulephen, of Houston, Texas; a sister, Kimberly Canada, of Crockett, Texas; his mother-in-law, Thelma Allen, of Valdosta; his aunt and uncle, Kathy and John L. Johnson, of Douglass, Texas; numerous nieces and nephews and a large extended family.
He was preceded in death by his father, Buddy Wayne Canada.
A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the chapel at Carson McLane Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends for visitation from 1 p.m. until service time.
Final placement will follow at McLane Riverview Memorial Gardens.
Condolences to the family may be conveyed online at
Carson McLane Funeral Home is serving the family.

Madge C. Albers
Madge Crawford Albers, 85, died Wednesday morning (Dec. 2, 2015) at Hospice Satilla Hospice House following an extended illness.
She was born in the Ruskin Community of Ware County and lived most of her life in Ware County. She was preceded in death by her first husband, George Cryder, her second husband, Curtis Albers, her parents E.W. Crawford and Mary Lola Broughton Crawford, and sisters, Wilma Steedley, Doris Blanton and Lois North. She was a 1948 graduate of Manor High School.
She was a former employee of King Edward Cigar and a member of Deenwood Baptist Church.
Survivors include four daughters, Connie Grimsley, of Dublin, Kay Wentz (husband, Dan), of Pearland, Texas, Linda Wolford (husband, Wade), of Blackshear, and Tonya Glover (husband, George), of Plantersville, Texas; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; a sister, Marie Moore, of Cape Coral, Fla.; nieces, nephews and other relatives.
A funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Music Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will be in the Kettle Creek Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 Saturday evening at Music Funeral Home.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Music Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Robert H. Pearson
Robert Harrell Pearson, 81, died peacefully Wednesday (Dec. 2, 2015) at his residence in Waycross.
He was born in Jacksonville, Fla., but resided in Daytona Beach, Fla., most of his life before moving to Waycross several years ago. He attended the University of Florida before joining the United States Navy during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was an elevator mechanic for Otis Elevator and Shendler Elevator. He was a member of Kettle Creek Church of Waycross.
He was a son of the late Lawrence Pearson and Roby Shuman Pearson.
He is survived by his son, David Alan Pearson (wife, Lucy), of South Daytona Beach, Fla.; and a granddaughter, Bethany Pearson, of Holly Hill, Fla.
A funeral will be held 2 p.m. Saturday at Kettle Creek Church.
The family will receive friends Saturday afternoon at the church from 1 until 2 o’clock.
A graveside service will be held 11 a.m. Monday at Greenwood Cemetery in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at

Edna Metts Tucker
Edna Metts Tucker, 96, died Friday morning (Dec. 4, 2015) at Baptist Village Retirement Communities after an extended illness.
The funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Music Funeral Home.

Charlie B. Hodges Sr.
A celebration of life service for Charlie Bernard Hodges, 59, of Folkston, will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at House of Faith Worship Center, 3365 Paxton Road, Folkston, with the church pastor, Bishop Willie Moore, offering words of comfort.
Interment will be in Oakland Cemetery, Waycross.
Friends and relatives will be received at the home of his brother and sister-in-law, 13 Reed St., Folkston, Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m.
The funeral cortege will leave from the same address Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
He was born Aug. 10, 1956 in Dupont (Clinch County) to the late James Hodges Jr. and Susie Mae Monroe Hodges. He started his formal education in the Clinch County School System and was a graduate of Charlton County High School (Folkston). He was employed by the City of Folkston for many years.
Early in life he married Leila Hannans and this union was blessed with two children, Charlie Jr. and Tracey.
He departed this life Monday (Nov. 30, 2015) at his residence. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, James Richard Hodges III, and a niece, Tara Paschall.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Leila Hodges, of Valdosta; a son, Charlie Hodges Jr., of Valdosta; a daughter, Tracey Hodges, of Valdosta; his grandchildren, William, LaNay, Jeremiah and Zoey Hodges, all of Valdosta; a brother, Martin Monroe (Barbara), of Folkston; two sisters, Vivian Reid, of Waycross, and Annette Williams, of Valdosta; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, a special friend, Darlene Williams, and other friends.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Fluker Funeral Home of Waycross.

Allan Douglas Noel
SAVANNAH — Allan Douglas Noel, 56, of Waycross, passed away Sunday afternoon (Nov. 29, 2015) at St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital in Savannah following an extended illness.
Born in a Naval Hospital in Baltimore, Md., Aug. 15, 1959, he was reared in a military home traveling with his family to different Air Force bases throughout the United States before enlisting in the United States Navy in 1977.
During his military tenure, he was able to travel to many different countries such as the Philippines, Singapore, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia. Following his military career, he became a long haul truck driver for many years before his health forced him to retire.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alvin Dewey and Dorothy Jean Stewart Noel.
Survivors include his son, Adam Douglas Noel, of Waycross; a brother and caregiver, Keith Noel (Cindy), of Waycross, a brother, Jimmie B. Noel (Sarah), of Brunswick; and a sister, Carol J. Noel, of Blackshear; a nephew, Storm Noel, of Aviano, Italy; two nieces, Melissa Ramsey Fullard (Les), of Blackshear, and Amber Ramsey Patel, of Fargo, N.D.; numerous cousins and other relatives.
A graveside service will be held at 11 o’clock Saturday morning at the Little Utah Cemetery in Axson.
The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home, Inc., of Blackshear is in charge of the arrangements.

Jennifer M. Cooper
DOUGLAS — Jennifer McMillan Cooper, 40, passed away Wednesday (Dec. 2, 2015) at Coffee Regional Medical Center in Douglas, surrounded by her loving family, following a courageous faith-filled battle.
She was born Sept. 2, 1975, in Valdosta. She was employed with the Coffee County Board of Education as an advocate for migrant children for a year and a half. She worked 16 years for the Colquitt County Board of Education at the R.B. Wright Elementary School as a first grade teacher.
She attended the Covenant Church, Douglas.
Survivors are one daughter, Callie Claire Cooper, of Douglas; one son, Lee Blaine Cooper Jr., of Lake Park; her father and mother, Jimmy C. McMillan Sr. and Claire Griffis McMillan, of Douglas; two brothers, John Jacob McMillan, of Douglas, and Jimmy Charles McMillan Jr., of Brunswick; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. at Edith Baptist Church in Fargo.
Interment will be in the Fargo Memorial Cemetery in Fargo.
The family will receive friends, Saturday from 2 until 3 p.m. at Edith Baptist Church.
Sympathy may be conveyed at the online registry at
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.