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--Obituaries

Marty Graddy
Mr. Marty Graddy, 41, of Lakeland, passed away Friday, August 1, 2014 in the Lanier Campus of South Georgia Medical Center.
He was born December 21, 1972 in Douglas, to Geneva Harper Hardee and the late Woodson Graddy “Jr”.  Marty served as an Electrical Journeyman Lineman for over 17 years, his latest job being with IBEW Union Company. He was a faithful member of Southside Baptist Church and never met a stranger.  He had a heart of gold and would give a stranger the shirt off of his back.  Along with his father, Mr. Graddy is preceded in death by his grandparents, Woodson Graddy, Sr. and Marjorie Graddy, Johnny Harper and Beatrice Harper; and a nephew, Cody Burch.
Survivors include his wife, Brandi Graddy                          of Lakeland; daughter and son-in-law, Harley and Dillan Sammons, and expected granddaughter all of Nashville; three sons, Dylan Graddy  of Nashville, Jonah Chadwick of Lakeland, Grayson Graddy         of             Lakeland; brother and sister-in-law,                                    Scott and Kimberly Harper of Fargo; sisters and brothers-in-law,     Lisa and Matt Pittman of               Homerville; Tracy and Hank Burch of Homerville; mother in-law and father-in-law, Chandler and Dianne Sirmans of Lakeland; brother-in-law and sister-in-laws, Tim and Denise Sirmans of             Lakeland, Scott and Angela Sirmans of                        Lakeland, Kyle and DeNann Sirmans  of Lakeland; grandmother-in-law, Margaret Yeomans                    of Lakeland; a number of special nieces and nephews who adored their uncle
 Funeral Services were held at 10 a.m. Monday, August 4, 2014 in Southside Baptist Church.
Burial to followed in Burnt Church Cemetery.
Music Funeral Services of Lakeland, served the family.
Troy Leo Lofton
Rev. Troy Leo Lofton, Sr., 60, passed away, Thursday, July 30, 2014, in the Clinch Memorial Hospital following a sudden illness.
Mr. Lofton was born August 28, 1953 in Homerville, to Louise Padgett Lofton and the late Leo Lofton.  He worked for Ronnie Conners Logging as a logger and was a member of the Jesus Nation Worship Center.    
Survivors other than his mother, are his wife, Ann Brady Lofton of Fargo; two sons and daughter-in-law, Troy Leo and Kathren Lofton, Jr. and Shaun Lofton all of Fargo; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia and Tye Thomas of Homerville and Sylvia and Davy Stabler of Statenville; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John Earl and Megan Lofton of Fargo and Russell Allen and Debbie Lofton of Waycross; six grandchildren, Hunter Lofton, Chasity Lofton, Bradyn Lofton, Zachery Lofton, Parker Lofton and Dean Little and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services for Mr. Lofton were held Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the Edith Baptist Church.
Officiating was Rev. Davy Stabler and Rev. Donald Stalvey.
Interment was in the Fargo Memorial Cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Preston Thomas, Little Jay Henderson, Jimmy Tucker, Tillman Willis, Billy Joe Graddy, Chip Altman, and Jonathan Welch.
Gail Infinger sang "The Anchor Holds", Danny Holmes sang "Go Rest High On That Mountain", and W.G. Smith sang "Amazing Grace" and "Another Soldier's Coming Home".
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net.
Roundtree Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 
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