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--Obituaries

Charles Fred Chewning
Mr. Charles Fred Chewning, 77, passed away Friday, April 11, 2014 in the Clinch HealthCare, Homerville, following an extended illness.
Mr. Chewning was born May 15, 1936 in Edison, Ga. to the late Charlie Chewning and Mattie Mae Sauls Chewning. He was a maintenance worker for Design Space and was a member of the Shiloh Southern Congregational Methodist Church.  He was preceded in death by three sisters, Lucile Strickland, Laura Mosley, and Edith Thornton; and two brothers, Chester Chewning and Eugene Chewning.  
Survivors are his wife, Connie Taylor Chewning of Homerville; three sons and daughters-in-law, Freddie and Faye Chewning of Jacksonville, Fla., Randy and Johnnie Pat Gilliard of Homerville and William and  Nancy Gilliard of Lakeland; two daughters and sons-in-law, Alline and Jeff Mohler of Silver Springs, Fla. and  Lisa and David Ashe of Sylvia, N.C.; three  sisters, Mildred Taylor, Dean Seagle and Linda Fay Midyette; three brothers, Jessie Chewning, Carlton Chewning and Floyd Chewning; 19 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Graveside services for Mr. Chewning will be held Monday, April 14, 2014 at 11 a.m. from the Shiloh Church Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net.
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Rev. Alton Hardee
Rev. Alton Hardee, 67, of Fargo, died Tuesday, April 8, 2014, at South Georiga Medical Center.
Born in Valdosta, on May 11, 1946, he was the son of Jessie Crews Hardee and the late Harvey Mitchell Hardee. He served in the National Guard from 1965 until 1971. Reverend Hardee was the Pastor at Trinity Baptist Church in Valdosta for 28 years. He was a general contractor and owner of Echols Millwork and Supply in Statenville. Alton was a loving husband, devoted Christian and servant of God. He preached to his best. He loved his Lord and all people.
He was preceded in death by his father, Harvey Hardee; his father-in-law, Chandler Register, Sr. and his brother-in-law, Royce Roberts.
Survivors are his wife, Audrey Register Hardee of Fargo; his mother, Jessie Hardee of Valdosta; brothers and sister-in-law, Julian Hardee of Valdosta, Edwin and Jean Hardee of Baton Rouge, Louisiana; sister and brother-in-law, Pearl and Richard Atkinson of Valdosta; mother-in-aw, Freddie Lou Register of Fargo; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Jack Evans, Linda and Leon Worth of Fargo, Chandra and Kenny Tutt of Mayday, Jackie and Wayne Culpepper of Statenville, Chandler Register, Jr., Chester and Joyce Register of Fargo; several nieces and nephews and a loving church family.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014 in the chapel of the Carson McLane Funeral Home.
Reverend James Young and Reverend Wayne Boykin  officiated.
Burial followed at Wayfare Cemetery.
Carson McLane Funeral Home served the family.
Pauline Smith Kennedy
Mrs. Pauline Smith Kennedy of Jasper, Florida passed away on Monday, April 7, 2014 at Suwannee Valley Nursing Center in Jasper, Fla.
Mrs. Kennedy was born in Comer, Georgia on September 9, 1915 to Benjamin and Anna Augusta Simmons Smith. Pauline had one brother, Robert Earl Smith, five half brothers and three half sisters (all deceased). She graduated Valedictorian of her class from Comer High School. She went on to attend the University of Georgia where she met and married Waldo Smith in 1935. He accepted a position with the Department of Forestry and after living in several small towns in Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina, they settled in Homerville. Just a few short years later in March of 1944, Mr. Smith passed away suddenly, leaving her with two small sons. Through a mutual friend of the family, Pauline was introduced to Cecil Allen Kennedy and following a brief courtship she married Cecil who was willing to take on her small family as his own through adoption. In 1946 they moved from Homerville to Hamilton County where they made their home until his death in 1975. Upon moving to Jasper, Pauline returned to school and graduated with a teaching degree from Valdosta State University. Her teaching career spanned over 30 years. Mrs. Kennedy was a good and faithful servant. She was a longtime member of Jasper First Baptist Church. She taught Sunday school and served on many committees over the years. She did so because she took particular interest in watching her church family grow. Mrs. Kennedy hosted and co-hosted showers and teas for many of the young brides in the community. Her southern grace and hospitality was an inspiration to young women who aspired to be the Christian wife and mother they saw in her. When her health declined and she moved to Suwannee Valley Nursing Center, her ministry continued. She was an encourager, always lifting others up in words and in prayer. She was content with her life and considered herself blessed to be able to live out her 98 years surrounded by people that loved her.
Mrs. Kennedy was predeceased by her husbands, Waldo Smith and Cecil A. Kennedy and a granddaughter, Elizabeth Ellis Kennedy.
She is survived by her two sons, Waldo Smith Kennedy and his wife Florence “Ricki” Ellis Kennedy of Jasper, and Dr. Benjamin Smith Kennedy and his wife Sally Ireland Kennedy of Boca Raton, Fla.; five grandchildren, Benjamin Smith Kennedy, Jr. and his wife Teri, Waldo Allen Kennedy and his wife Menieca, Peter Todd Kennedy and his wife Lisa Marie, Adrienne Pauline Kennedy Haag and her husband David, and Cecilia Ann Kennedy McMillan and her husband Timothy; 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 10, 2014 at Jasper First Baptist Church.
Interment followed at Evergreen Cemetery in Jasper.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Teachers Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund, 207 NE 2nd Street, Jasper, Fla. 32052.
Harry T. Reid Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Joseph MacArthur
'Mack' McClaine

Mr. Joseph MacArthur “Mack” McClaine passed away Thursday, April 10, 2014 in the Shands at University of Florida Hospital, Gainesville, Fla., following a short illness.
Mr. McClaine was born December 6, 1944 in Homerville to the late Willis McClaine and Adeline Griffis McClaine. He was a retired Master Electrician working at B-Way Corp. for 39 years and veteran of the U.S. Navy serving as an aviation electrician. Mack was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed sharing his love of the outdoors with “his girls”.  A lifetime of memories have been made with family and friends. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lora Nell Burkett and Ruth Burris and one brother, William "Bill" McClaine.  
Survivors are his wife of 48 years, Katie S. McClaine of DuPont; two daughters and a son-in-law, Marie McClaine, and Tonya and Jimmy Stalvey, all of DuPont; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Quay McClaine of DuPont, and Robert L. and Imogene McClaine of Homerville; four grandchildren, Kaitlyn Thrift, Kelsie Thrift, Megan Stalvey and Carra Stalvey; 12 nieces and nephews, numerous great-nieces and nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services for Mr. McClaine were held Monday, April 14, 2014 at f4 p.m. from the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Homerville.
Interment was in the North Cemetery near DuPont.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net.
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Clarence Edward Teston
Mr. Clarence Edward Teston, Jr., 79, passed away suddenly Sunday, April 13, 2014, at his residence
Mr. Teston was born April 17, 1934 in Homerville, to the late Clarence Edward Teston, Sr. and Maybelle Bennett Teston. He worked for Slash Pine EMC for 52 years serving as General Manager for over 20 years. He was a member of the New Pine Grove Southern Congregational Methodist Church and was a Mason. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Lugene Booth Teston, one grandson, Alvin Pierce Henderson, IV and one sister, Rita T. Carter.  
Survivors are one daughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Alvin Henderson of Homerville; two sons anddaughters-in-law, Eddie and  Shirley Teston of Homerville and Les and Amelia Teston of Waycross; three sisters, Margaret T. Lee of Manor, Sarah T. Griffis of Homerville and Glenda Pope, of New Mexico; five grandchildren, Dustin Henderson, Dallas Teston, Madison Teston, Jack Teston and Emma Teston; one step-grandchild, McKenzie Delk and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives.
Funeral services for Mr. Teston will be held Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 11 a.m. from the New Pine Grove Southern Congregational Methodist Church.
Interment will be in the New Pine Grove Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Tuesday night from 6 til 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Sympathy maybe expressed by signing the online registry at www.roundtreefuneralhome.net.
Roundtree Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. 
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