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“Lesley, I failed to mention in my message why I was unable to attend visitation and the funeral today. I am keeping my youngest grandchild (Sadie's...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Milhous - Valdosta, GA

“Lesley, I am so sorry about your Mother. She was such a good and dear friend to my sister,Juanita, and she became my dear friend as well. We missed...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Milhous - valdosta, GA

“Larry, and Lesley and Families, so very sorry about your Mother and Grandmother She was, I felt a dear friend as well as a cousin. I will dearly...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: D. A. Shelley - GA

“We are thinking of you at this sad time and also celebrating her life! ”
4 of 11 | Posted by: Rod & Carol Willcox - Valdosta, GA

“Lesley and Family, I want you to know my mother, Cleo Stalvey, loved your mom, as we all did. She was such a sweet and caring lady. May God bless...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Ann Shytle - Madison, GA

“LaVerne was a wonderful friend who I enjoyed seeing weekly when she came to my beauty shop. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Margaret Stalvey - Ray City, GA

“Mrs. LaVerne was a wonderful neighbor and friend to our mother, Catherine Kent. Catherine's family loved your mother. We had a hole in our hearts...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Barbara Wood Junger - GA

“to the family be encourage God is able to wipe away all of your hurts. Just look up. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: arthur lee ponder - GA

“Larry, Lesley, and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. LaVerne was always such a sweet, caring person. She and our...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Benita (Thomas) Hall and Penny Thomas - GA

“Lesley and family, I was so sad to hear about your Mother. She was such a great friend for a long time. I know how much all of you will miss her...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: Juanita Morgan - Valdosta,, GA

“My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have such fond memories of LaVerne and she was a very special friend to my mother, Cleo Stalvey--------...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Ann Shytle - Madison, GA


LaVerne A. Sommerville, 88, of Valdosta, passed away Thursday, July 25, 2013, at Healthcare of Pensacola Nursing Home, Pensacola, FL, after a lengthy illness. She was born December 13, 1924, in Pavo, a daughter of the late Leslie Hugh and Cora Lea Shelley Alderman. She graduated from Pavo High School and attended college in Milledgeville. For a number of years Mrs. Sommerville was a Civil Service employee at Moody Air Force Base. She was a member of Bemiss United Methodist Church, and the three most important things in her life were: church, family and friends. She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Barbara S. Cowart of Vidalia; one daughter, Lesley Sommerville Keck of Pensacola, FL; two step-daughters, Gail Gradel and Rene Roberge; four grandchildren, Laura and husband Robbie Robertson of Wesley Chapel, FL, Trey and wife Audrey Cowart of Athens, Morgan Keck and Langley Keck, both of Pensacola, FL; three great-grandchildren, Rachel, Olivia and Jake Robertson. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene "Stan" Sommerville; two brothers and one sister. The Funeral Service for Mrs. Sommerville will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2013, at the Chapel of Carson McLane Funeral Home, with Rev. James Sapp officiating. Interment will follow at Cat Creek Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Bemiss United Methodist Church, 4879 Bemiss Road, Valdosta, GA 31605. Condolences may be conveyed to the family at www.mclanecares.com. Carson McLane Funeral Home, Valdosta.

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