Life

Life Celebration of Tommy J. Fort (1935-2020)

Tommy J Fort was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus at the age of 84 on May 9th, 2020. Born on September 15th, 1935 in Lakeland, GA, Tommy grew up on a farm raised by his mother Roenia and his Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ike Browning. He was very well-known around town as “NT”…

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Life Celebration of James “Jim” Mac Mathis (1952-2020)

James “Jim” Mac Mathis – 67 of Lakeland, GA passed away on Monday June 1, 2020 in the South Georgia Medical Center after a lengthy illness. He was born on June 26, 1952 in Lakeland, GA to the late Lousie Tomblinson and Sineath Elwood Mathis. Jim was a maintenance technician at The South Georgia Medical…

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Life Celebration: Thomas “Tommy” E. Yeomans (1950-2020)

Obituary for Thomas E. Yeomans Thomas E. Yeomans – 69 of Lakeland, Georgia passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020 after years of declining health. He was the oldest child of the late Plant Freeman and Margaret Pierce Yeomans, born in August of 1950. He attended Lanier County Highschool and worked for Nashville Mills most…

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Life Celebration: Tommy J Fort (1935-2020)

Tommy J Fort was welcomed into the loving arms of Jesus at the age of 84 on May 9th, 2020. Born on September 15th, 1935 in Lakeland, GA, Tommy grew up on a farm raised by his mother Roenia and his Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ike Browning. He was very well-known around town as “NT”…

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Life Celebration of Kimberly Paige Conine

Kimberly Paige Conine Savannah, GA – Kimberly Paige Conine, 26, of Savannah, GA passed away on April 12, 2020. She was born June 30, 1994. She spent her childhood in Jones and Houston County, GA, and was a 2012 Honor graduate of Perry High School and a member of the National Honor Society. After high…

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Life Celebration of Donald Thomas

Donald Thomas, 75, of Lakeland passed away Thursday, April 2, 2020 at his residence. He was born in Lakeland, GA on August 25, 1944 to the late Ollie Lawton Thomas & Essie Royal Thomas and had lived there his entire life. Mr. Thomas was a retired mechanic from Levi Straus. He is survived by his…

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Ms. Ann C. Parks’ Life to be Celebrated (1940-2020)

Ms. Ann C. Parks., 80 of Sylvester died on Monday, February 24, 2020 at Pine Shadows Retirement Manor.                 The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday February 29, 2020 at Banks Funeral Home Chapel, interment will follow in the Hillcrest Cemetery. The Rev. Kenneth Thompson will officiate.                 Ms. Parks was born on…

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Life Celebration of Leon Earl Skinner (1933-2020)

Leon Earl Skinner – 86 Of Homerville, GA passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. He was born on July 28, 1933 in Nashville, GA to the late John and Leilar (Stone) Skinner. He was a fork lift mechanic with Brockway Standard for over 28 years. Mr. Skinner loved to fish,…

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Life Celebration of Peter T. Moore

Peter Thomas Moore died peacefully at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital on January 3, 2020 in Tallahassee, Florida at the age of 65.   Peter is survived by his closest friend and former wife Carol A. Moore in Lakeland GA: children, Mary Joyce (19) of Chattanooga, TN, Emma (16) and Jonathan (16) in Lakeland, GA; and brothers,…

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Helen Strickland’s Life to be Celebrated.

While the Lanier County News would normally have a short article appearing in our Life Celebrations section, the passing of Helen Strickland is more noteworthy.  Helen was a Lanier County News staff writer for many years and also taught Journalism at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College. A Celebration of Life for Ms Helen Strickland will be…

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