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Area Obituaries

Burt Moore, 75

Burt Moore, 75, of Adel passed away on Monday, January 8, 2024, at his home. Burt was born on February 25, 1948, in Hornell, NY to the late Burdette Edgar and Barbara McAndrew Moore. Burt was a very successful Structural and Civil Engineer. He graduated from Syracuse University and then worked to obtain his Professional…

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Martha Mae Bowling, 75

Martha Mae Bowling, 75 of Nashville passed away Friday, February 2, 2024 at her home. A celebration of life was held Thursday, February 8, 2024 at Purvis Funeral Home with Rev. Tommy Bussey officiating. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.purvisfh.com. Purvis Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Earl Wayne Ray, 82

Earl Wayne Ray, 82, of Nashville, died Tuesday January 16, 2024 at the Heritage House in Valdosta. He was born April 9, 1941 in Cook County to the late Alvin Carl Ray and the late Allie Rainey Ray. He was a retired machinist with Weyerhaeuser in Adel for 36 years and attended Flat Creek Church.…

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Roby Robinson, 85

Mr. Roby Robinson, 85 of Adel passed away Sunday, February 4, 2024 at Fellowship Brookside in Valdosta. Roby was born February 24, 1938 in Valdosta to the late Roby Robinson, Sr, and Blanche Welch Robinson. He served in the National Guard and was a dedicated member of Adel Wesleyan Church, where he loved his church…

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Dwaine Weeks, 57

Dwaine Weeks, 57 of Alapaha passed away Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at his home. Dwaine was born July 13, 1966 to the late Artie Hildred & Eunice Myrtle Hayes Weeks. Dwaine attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church and Liberty Baptist Church at different times. He enjoyed fishing and being out in the nature, and working with…

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Kirk McDaniel, 69

Kirk McDaniel, 69 of Adel passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at Baptist Medical Center in Jacksonville, Fl. Kirk was born November 28, 1954 in Adel to the late Willie & Lillian Joiner McDaniel. He was a lifelong farmer in Cook County and served as a deacon and active choir member at New…

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Ron Daray Purvis, 27

Ron Daray Purvis, 27, of Adel passed away on January 28, 2024.  Born on October 15, 1996, Daray was a 2015 graduate of Cook High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. The simple pleasures of hunting, fishing and all things outdoors brought great joy to Daray.  He had an infectious smile that would…

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Douglas Wayne Faulkner, 80

Douglas Wayne Faulkner, 80, of Adel, died Sunday February 4, 2024 at Southwell Medical in Adel. He was born June 4, 1943 in Cook County to the late Sly James Faulkner and the late Ethel Rowan. He was a truck driver and a man of many talents. He enjoyed wood working and fishing. He was…

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Vernell Vaughn, 93

Vernell Vaughn, 93, of West Berrien passed away on January 25, 2024, at Berrien Nursing Home.  Funeral services were held Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Purvis Funeral Home with Elder Jim Sandlin officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Paron Cemetery in Alapaha. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.purvisfh.com. Purvis Funeral Home was…

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Paula O’Quinn Raley, 75

On Thursday, February 1, 2024, Paula O’Quinn Raley, loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend in Christ passed away at home at the age of 75 following an extended illness. Paula was born on September 27, 1948 in Adel, Georgia to Paul McCullough O’Quinn and Delilah Mae Griffin O’Quinn.  Paula was a near life-long resident of…

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