Sam Stone, 46, of Plant City, passed away Wednesday, July 29, 2009.
Ivan Samuel Stone was born December 15, 1962, in Madison to Howard and Willie Mae Stone. He grew up in the Thonotosassa area, where he also began to raise his family as a young adult.
Sam had big dreams. He moved his family to Plant City in 1989, and began his legacy, A Stepping Stone AC in May 1990.
He was baptized in Christ July 31, 1987. Sam loved life. He loved fishing, farming and his antique cars. Most of all he loved his family and God. He was a member of Bell Shoals Church of Christ and was a loving husband, father, son, and brother.
He will be greatly missed.
Jimmie Blackwell Webb, 69, of Milledgeville died Wednesday, July 22, 2009.
Funeral service was held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 27 at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Milledgeville. Burial was at the Georgia Veterans Cemetery in Milledgeville.
Mrs. Webb, daughter of Mae P. Blackwell and the late J. B. Blackwell was born in Godfrey August 23, 1939. She graduated from Mercer University with a degree in English and later earned a Masters Degree in Management from the University of Phoenix. She was employed by the Federal Government and held positions at the Pentagon, Fort Huachuca Military Base, Arizona and Robins Air Force Base. She retired as a personnel specialist from Civil Service in 1998.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James (Tom) Webb.
She is survived by her three sons, Jay Mark and Robin Webb of Fairfax, Virginia, David Thomas and Tina Webb of Plano, Texas and Timothy Clay Webb of Augusta; two grandchildren, Lauren Mae and Austin James Webb of Fairfax, Virginia; a sister, Martha Partee, nieces and nephews, Don and Jane Partee, Holly and Bill Carr, Scott and Jane Partee, Robin and Clay Smith, their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Kavin Brown Ervin, 55, of Madison died July 22, 2009. He was a native of Morgan County. He was born March 2, 1954 to the late Joe and Georgia Brown Ervin. He worked in the timber industry until he became disabled. He enjoyed working on small engines for friends. He will be remembered as a giving man.
Mr. Ervin is survived by a brother, Bobby Lamar Ervin of Madison and a sister, Joyce Christine Lietch of Buckhead; nieces, nephews and cousins.
A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. at the Buckhead Cemetery Friday, July 24.
A.E. Carter Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Roslyn Elizabeth Wallace, 84, died July 18, 2009 at her home in Pearl River, New York following an extended illness. She was born July 30, 1924 in Rutledge, daughter of James Paul Wallace and Bernice Elizabeth Davis of Rutledge.
She was preceded in death by a sister Lottie Louise Wallace of Rutledge, brothers, William Paul “Pete” Wallace and Russell Jacques Wallace, both of Albany.
She is survived by a brother, Ted R. Wallace of Madison.
She graduated from Rutledge High School in 1940; Brenau University in 1944, studied at George Washington University, John Hopkins University and Harvard University. In 1957 Ms. Wallace won the Fulbright Scholarship to study at the Sorbonne in Paris, France.
In 1950 Ms. Wallace received a position in the cancer research department of Lederie Laboratories in New York where she had an outstanding career until her retirement in 1993.
In 1979 she was the first woman to receive the prestigious Cyanamid Scientific Achievement Award for chemotherapy research. She is credited for developing an ingenious two-stage in vivo-in vitro test system capable of determining the effects of cytotoxic agents on bone marrow cells and used this system to assess the tumor-reducing capability of the lead compounds and other anticancer drugs. In 1981 Ms. Wallace received the Outstanding Alumnae Award for Professional Service from Brenau University. In 1988 she was awarded the Zeta Tau Alpha Professional Achievement Award; and in 2000 she received an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from Brenau University.
Ms. Wallace was a charter member of The Tissue Culture Association, the New York Academy of Science, the American Society for Microbiology, the American Society for the Advancement of Science, and the American Association for Cancer Research, emeritus.
Phillip Alan Godby, Sr., 47 of Madison died July 14, 2009.
Mr. Godby was the son of Kenneth Godby and Barbara Demitras.
Mr. Godby was employed by Action Heating and Air and had formally worked for Carter Campbell. He was known around Madison as the "heat and air man."
He is survived by his wife, Karen Godby; children, Phillip Godby, Jr., Brandi Godby and Ashley Godby; mother, Barbara Demitras (Steve); father, Kenneth Godby (Linda); brothers, Scott Winslett, Wes Winslett and Jesse Godby; sister, Shelia Morris (Larry) as well as many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
The family received friends Thursday afternoon at A.E. Carter Funeral Home. A memorial service was held Friday at 3 p.m. in the chapel. Rev. Rick Smith officiated.
Miriam Shaw Reeves, 95, of Rutledge, formerly of Stone Mountain, died Saturday, July 11, 2009. Her husband, Hoyt Reeves, preceded her in death.
She is survived by a son, Horace Reeves, and his wife, Yvonne, of Rutledge; daughter, Loraine Campbell, and her husband, Kennith, of Loganville; son, Rick Reeves, of Buford; five grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 15 great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 14 at Wages & Sons Stone Mountain Chapel with the Rev. Vern Coolidge officiating. Burial was in Melwood Cemetery.