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Phil Overton

Phillip Earl Overton, 80, of Panama City Beach, passed away Sun­day, Sept. 9, af­ter an ex­tended ill­ness.

Phil was born in 1937 in Ber­tie County, N. C., son of James Roo­sevelt and He­len Thomas Overton.

He grad­u­ated from East Carolina Univer­sity in 1962, where he met his fu­ture wife, Wanda Sue Stone. He be­gan his ca­reer with the Rocky Mount, N. C. health de­part­ment. He later worked at Burling­ton In­dus­tries in Rocky Mount and Mt Olive, NC. He moved to Ge­or­gia in 1971 and worked for The Bibb Com­pany in Ft. Val­ley and Crown Crafts, Inc. in Cal­houn. In 1980, he be­came CEO of the Cal­houn/Gor­don County Cham­ber of Com­merce. He was pres­i­dent of the Cal­houn Op­ti­mist Club, member and Paul Har­ris Fel­low of the Ro­tary Club, and Board Member of the Coosa Val­ley Tech­ni­cal School. In 1991, he was named pres­i­dent of the Ge­or­gia Cham­ber of Com­merce Ex­ec­u­tive As­so­ci­a­tion and in 1994 was hon­ored as the Pro­fes­sional of the Year by the or­ga­ni­za­tion.

In 1996, he be­came CEO of the Brunswick/ Glynn County De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity. He was in­stru­men­tal in form­ing a six- county de­vel­op­ment au­thor­ity in South­east Ge­or­gia and was the CEO of the or­ga­ni­za­tion. The au­thor­ity formed a part­ner­ship with Nor­folk- South­ern Rail­road and led the build­ing of a con­nect­ing track to the Port of Brunswick. The con­nec­tor was named “Overton Junc­tion” in his honor, one of his proud­est ca­reer ac­com­plish­ments.

He re­tired from the de­vel­op­ment au­thor­ity in 2005 and be­came a con­sul­tant for Nor­folkSouth­ern Rail­road. Dur­ing this time, he led the build­ing of two cross­ing sid­ings. In 2014, due to his fail­ing health, he and his wife moved to Panama City Beach to be near their youngest daugh­ter and son- in- law. Phil was an avid fish­er­man and was known for his fab­u­lous fish fries. He was a member of Bass Masters and en­joyed fishing trips to Alaska, Mon­tana and the Florida Keys. He was a member of Wood­lawn United Methodist Church of Panama City Beach. While liv­ing in Cal­houn, he was a member of First Baptist Church where he was a dea­con. He was a member of First Baptist Church while liv­ing in Brunswick.

Overton is sur­vived by his wife of 55 years; two daugh­ters, Beth John­son ( David) of Mon­roe, Ga., and Su­san Bozarth ( John) of Panama City; grand­chil­dren Ben ( Sarah) John­son of Char­lottesville, Va., Katie John­son of At­lanta, and J. P. Bozarth ( Sheena) of Panama City; and two great- grand­chil­dren, Oak­ley Mag­no­lia John­son and Ma­son James Bozarth.

He was pre­ceded in death by his par­ents and his older brother, Clay­ton Overton.

Fu­neral ser­vices were held at 3 p. m. on Tues­day, Sept. 11, 2018, at the Kent- For­est Lawn Fu­neral Home Chapel with Rev. Steve Irwin of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment fol­lowed at Ever­green Me­mo­rial Gar­dens. The fam­ily re­ceived friends at the fu­neral home from 2 p. m. un­til ser­vice time at 3 p. m.

Dona­tions in his mem­ory can be made to Wood­lawn United Methodist Church Back­pack Bless­ings (219 N. Alf Cole­man Road, Panama City Beach, FL, 32407), St. Jude’s Hos­pi­tal ( 262 Danny Thomas Place, Mem­phis, TN, 38105), or the char­ity of your choice.

Kent- For­est Lawn, 2403 Har­ri­son Av­enue, Panama City, FL 32405; 850- 763- 4694 | www. kent­forest­lawn. com Linda Led­ford

Linda Lee Led­ford, age 71, of Cal­houn, passed away on Sun­day, Sept. 9, 2018 at her res­i­dence.

Linda was born on Aug. 10, 1947 to the late James South­ern and Gla­dys James South­ern. In ad­di­tion to her par­ents, Linda was also pre­ceded in death by: her hus­band, James An­drew Led­ford; and a daugh­ter, Joann Led­ford Turner; and a grand­daugh­ter, Des­tiny Turner. Linda had a strong Chris­tian faith.

Linda is sur­vived by: her son, Michael “Mike” Led­ford and his wife Denise of Cal­houn; daugh­ter, Char­lotte Turner and her hus­band Jimmy of Cal­houn; two broth­ers, Bobby South­ern and Ervin South­ern both of Chatsworth; two sis­ters, Shirley Worth and Cle­nis Baggett; and five grand­chil­dren.

Fu­neral Ser­vices will be con­ducted on Wed­nes­day, Sept. 12 at 11 a. m. from the Chapel of Thomas Fu­neral Home with Rev­erend Del­mar Led­ford of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will fol­low in Fairview Ceme­tery.

The fam­ily re­ceived friends on Tues­day evening from 4 un­til 6 at Thomas Fu­neral Home.

You may leave the fam­ily on­line con­do­lences at www.thomas­fu­ner­al­home­cal­houn.com

Thomas Fu­neral Home is in charge of the ar­range­ments for Linda Lee Led­ford, age 71, of Cal­houn. Bran­don Binga­man

Bran­don Den­nis Binga­man, 44, of Re­saca, de­parted this life Tues­day evening, Sept. 4, 2018 in the com­fort of his home sur­rounded and em­braced by his lov­ing fam­ily af­ter a coura­geous bat­tle with can­cer.

Bran­don was born in Phoenix, Ariz. on Sept. 17, 1973, the only son of Den­nis and Bon­nie Pow­ell Binga­man, both of Re­saca.

He loved life and lived it to the fullest. If you met Bran­don, you loved Bran­don; he was im­pos­si­ble not to love. He was an avid fish­er­man, and ab­so­lutely loved his four legged ba­bies, his dogs, Mar­lin, and Tuna, hence, their names.

Bran­don is sur­vived by his lov­ing par­ents, Den­nis and Bon­nie Binga­man of the home; his sis­ter and brother- in- law, Melissa and Joe Al­bini; niece and her hus­band, Mea­gan and Ryan Locke; and his nephew, Michael Al­bini, all of Flow­ery Branch; and of course, his ba­bies, Mar­lin and Tuna.

A Me­mo­rial Ser­vice to cel­e­brate the life of Bran­don Binga­man will be held on Satur­day, Sept. 15, 2018 at from the Cal­houn Chapel of Pon­ders Fu­neral Home with Rev­erend Dud­ley Mead­ows of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Con­do­lences may be sent and the on­line guest­book may be signed by vis­it­ing our web­site at www.pon­der­s­fu­ner­al­home.com.

Ar­range­ments are by Pon­ders Cal­houn Chapel and Pon­ders Dal­ton Cre­ma­tory, Hwy 41 North, Cal­houn, Ge­or­gia. 706- 625- 7577. Ruby Brum­low

Ms. Ruby Brum­low, 76, of Ranger, de­parted this life Sun­day, Sept. 2, 2018 at the Gor­don Hos­pi­tal in Cal­houn. Ruby was born Dec. 6, 1941 in Cal­houn, the youngest of eleven chil­dren born to the late John Henry and Bell Len­ning Mulkey. She was also pre­ceded in death by the fa­ther of her son, Charles Bradley Franklin, and sis­ters, Marie Roe, Nina Jo Mulkey, Lora Bell Mulkey, Mayzell Pratt, Lenelle Mulkey, and broth­ers, Charles Mulkey, John Der­wood Mulkey and Doyle Mulkey.

Ruby was a 1964 grad­u­ate of Fair­mount High School and worked many years at Ge­or­gia Tex­tile and New­mark Rug/Mo­hawk In­dus­tries. Ruby was a life­long member of the Lib­erty Baptist Church in Ranger. Ruby was a spit­fire, who was a lov­ing, car­ing and giv­ing per­son. She loved to share and was al­ways con­cerned about the wel­fare of oth­ers.

She is sur­vived by her son and daugh­ter- in- law, Marty and Court­ney Franklin; grand­chil­dren, Tif­fany Franklin, Kirstin and James Rogers, Hunter Franklin and Anis­ton Franklin, all of Cal­houn; brother, Bobby and Jean Mulkey of Delta, Ala.; sis­ter, Kather­ine Hen­son of Ranger; sev­eral nieces, neph­ews and cousins.

Ser­vices to cel­e­brate the life of Ms. Ruby Brum­low were held Thurs­day, Sept. 6, 2018 at 1 p. m. at Lib­erty Baptist Church with Rev­erend Kenny Rogers and Rev­erend Alex Lawhon of­fi­ci­at­ing. She was laid to rest in the church ceme­tery with Don­nie Mulkey, Jeremy Col­lis, Jamie Col­lis, James Cor­nette, Hunter Franklin and Neal Ed­monds serv­ing as pall­bear­ers. Mu­sic was pro­vided by Shanna Lawhon.

The fam­ily re­ceived friends at Pon­ders Fair­mount Chapel from 5 un­til 9 p.m. Wed­nes­day and af­ter 10 a. m. Thurs­day un­til the ser­vice hour.

Con­do­lences may be sent to Mrs. Brum­low’s fam­ily by vis­it­ing our web­site at www. pon­der­s­fu­ner­al­home.com.

Ar­range­ments will be an­nounced by Pon­ders Fair­mount Chapel, 2566 Hwy 411, Fair­mount, Ge­or­gia. 706- 337- 3784. Ron­ald Brant­ley

Ron­ald Brant­ley, 79, of Cal­houn, passed away Wed­nes­day, Sept. 5, 2018 at his home. He was born in Toombs County on Aug. 10, 1939, son of the late Wil­lard and Katie Brant­ley. In ad­di­tion to his par­ents, he was pre­ceded in death by his wife, Mar­sha Jean Brant­ley; and broth­ers, Gene Brant­ley, Sa­muel Brant­ley and Bouncer Brant­ley.

Ron­ald was a veteran, serv­ing his coun­try in the U.S. Army as a MP. He was re­tired from Ge­or­gia- Pa­cific af­ter 43 years and was a member of Ma­sonic Lodge #86. He was a member of New Hope Baptist Church in Palatka, Fla. for many years, and had been a member of Con­cord Baptist Church since mov­ing to Ge­or­gia. Ron­ald loved the Lord and his fam­ily.

Sur­vivors in­clude his sons, David Blanks and Joseph Brant­ley; his daugh­ters and son- in- law, Mary and Marty Du­rant, and Joan Sapp; six grand­chil­dren; and eleven great- grand­chil­dren.

Ser­vices to honor the life of Ron­ald Brant­ley were held Satur­day, Sept. 8 at 1 p. m. from Con­cord Baptist Church with Bro. Sammy Allen, Bro. Randy Suther­land, and Bro. Rus­sell Wooten of­fi­ci­at­ing. Burial fol­lowed in the church ceme­tery. Pall­bear­ers serv­ing in­cluded fam­ily mem­bers, men of the church, Bro. Dakota Gro­gan, and Jamie Tram­mell.

The fam­ily re­ceived friends at Con­cord Baptist Church on Satur­day from 12 noon un­til the ser­vice hour of 1 p. m.

Con­do­lences may be left at www. maxbran­nonand­sons.com. Fu­neral ar­range­ments for Ron­ald Brant­ley are un­der the care and di­rec­tion of Max Bran­non and Sons Fu­neral Home of Cal­houn. L. E. Parks

Mr. L. E. Parks, 65, of Plainville, died Thurs­day, Sept. 6, 2018 at Er­langer Med­i­cal Cen­ter. He was born in Gor­don County on Dec. 16, 1952, son of the late David Parks and the late Bon­nie Wilkey Shep­herd.

L. E. was a well- known jack- of- all- trades. He was a member of the Plainville Church of God of Prophecy.

Sur­vivors in­clude his daugh­ter, Corey Parks; his broth­ers, Alan Parks and Thomas Parks; his sis­ter, Jen­nie Childers; his grand­child, Alexan­der Wi­dener; neph­ews, Cody Parks, Heath Parks, and Timothy Parks; nieces, Sam Miller, An­gel Parks, Missy Bankston, Jen­nifer Grim­s­ley, Christie Self, and To­nia Low­man; and his for­mer wife, Elaine Daniel.

A gath­er­ing of fam­ily and friends was held Sun­day, Sept. 9 from 4 un­til 7 p. m. at Max Bran­non and Sons Fu­neral Home. A Me­mo­rial Ser­vice fol­lowed at 7 p. m. at the fu­neral home, with Rev. Jerry Gad­dis of­fi­ci­at­ing.

Con­do­lences may be left at www. maxbran­nonand­sons.com. Fu­neral ar­range­ments for Mr. L. E. Parks are un­der the care and di­rec­tion of Max Bran­non and Sons Fu­neral Home of Cal­houn. Lit­tle Ja­haira Bravo

Lit­tle Ja­haira Liseth Roblero Bravo, 13-day­old in­fant daugh­ter of Luis Roblero Vasquez and Con­fe­sora Bravo Diaz, de­parted this life on Sun­day, Sept. 9, 2018 at Er­langer Med­i­cal Cen­ter in Chat­tanooga, Ten­neessee.

Lit­tle Ja­haira was born at Gor­don Hos­pi­tal in Cal­houn on Aug. 28, 2018.

She is sur­vived by her par­ents, Luis Roblero Vasquez and Con­fre­sora Bravo Diaz, both of the Red Bud com­mu­nity; sis­ters, Feli­cia Roblero Bravo, Yu­vi­dalma Roblero Bravo and Luise Roblero Bravo, all of Mex­ico; her broth­ers, Sabdi Bravo also of Mex­ico, Gio­vann Roblero Bravo and Jimmy Roblero Bravo, both of Cal­houn; many more aunts, un­cles, cousins, two nieces, and other special fam­ily mem­bers sur­vive LIt­tle Ja­haira.

At the fam­i­lies re­quest, no pub­lic ser­vices will be held at this time.

Ar­range­ments for Lit­tle Ja­haira Liseth Roblero Bravo are by in­de­pen­dently owned and op­er­ated Cal­houn Chapel of Pon­ders Fu­neral Home and Pon­ders Dal­ton Cre­ma­tory, Hwy 41 North, Cal­houn, Ge­or­gia. 706- 625- 7577

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