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Robert S. Castleberry, 77

Robert S. Castleberry, 77, of Leesburg, Ga., died May 11, 2012 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.  Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home.  Pastor John Powell will officiate.  Interment will follow in Providence Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in Worth County, Ga.

A native of Doles, Ga., Mr. Castleberry was born to the late Aubrey and Lilah Houston Castleberry.  He grew up in Doles and attended Albany High School and graduated from Sylvester High School.  After graduation, he attended Georgia Southwestern College and served in the United States Navy.

Mr. Castleberry was employed with Bell South Telephone Company as an electronic technician for thirty seven years and was a lifetime member of The AT&T Pioneers.  He was a Baptist by faith and was a member of The Loyal Order of The Moose.  He was preceded in death by his brother, Wayne Castleberry.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Castleberry of Leesburg, Ga., three children, Glen Castleberry of Leesburg, Ga., Carol Rudd of Arabi, Ga. and Angela Doyle of Leesburg, Ga., two step-children, Lonnie Mark Jacobs and his wife, Laura of Crisp County, Ga. and Karen Jacobs of Leesburg, Ga., a sister, Linda Shepard of Jupiter, Fla., six grandchildren, Jeremy Castleberry and his wife, Emily of Augusta, Ga., John Doyle, Matthew Castleberry and his wife Ashley, Nathan Arnold, Sarah Arnold and John Michael Castleberry all of Leesburg, Ga. and three step-grandchildren, Timothy Hall, Matthew Hall and Lonnie Mark Jacobs, Jr.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.


Guy Knighton, 57

Guy Knighton, 57, of Lee County, Ga. died May 10, 2012 at Phoebe North Medical Center.  Funeral services will be held Monday, May 14, 2012 at 11 a.m. at Mathews Funeral Home.  Rev. Ken Chancellor will officiate.

A native of Hilton, Ga., Guy had resided in Lee County for the past fifteen years moving from Albany. He was a Paper Technician at Procter and Gamble and was a member of Lakeside Baptist Church, member of Georgia Sportsman Club and Loyal Order of Moose. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ned Alvin Knighton and Addie Elaine White Knighton.

Survivors include a son, Samuel Guy Knighton Jr., a daughter, Kaili Wren Hickle both of Lee County, Ga.; sister and husband, Patricia and Jim Houston of Lee County, Ga.; two nephews, Brian Wester of Valdosta, Ga. and Blake Wester of Savannah, Ga.; Step-mother, Betty Jean Knighton of Albany, a dear friend, Pam Griffin of Lee County, Ga.

The family will receive friends following the service at Mathews Funeral Home.

An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.


James H. “Diamond Jim” Langdale, 82

James H. “Diamond Jim” Langdale, 82, of Albany, died Saturday May 12, 2012 at the Willson Hospice House.

Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, May 14, 2012 at the Crown Hill Mausoleum with visitation preceding the service at 1 p.m.  Rev. John Spencer and Mr. Ross Powell will officiate.

A native of Plant City Fla., Mr. Langdale lived in Albany the past several years and attended Sherwood Baptist Church.  He was a retired, a surveyor with the US Army Corps of Engineers.          James was preceded in death by his parents Clayton and Ouida Price Langdale and a daughter, Joan Langdale.

He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Langdale; his four daughters:  Barbara Sutton, Linda Langdale, June and her husband Bud Newlum, and Celia Reyes, his son, James and his wife Tracey Langdale; ten grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren, his brother, Don Beach and wife Lou Anna; his two sisters: LaVon and her husband Skip Nichols, and Marie Whisman; several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Willson Hospice House, 320 Foundation Lane, Albany, Ga. 31707.

An online guestbook is at www.kimbrellstern.com.


Janelle B. Eubanks, 71

Janelle B. Eubanks, 71, of Leesburg, Ga. died May 13, 2012 at Willson Hospice House.  Graveside funeral services will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m.  at the Leesburg City Cemetery.  Rev. Bobby Moye will officiate.

Mrs. Eubanks was a native and lifelong resident of Leesburg, Ga. and was born to the late Lawrence W. and Leslie Wisener Breeden. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Amber Eubanks and a sister, Valerie Breeden. She played basketball at Lee County High School and retired from Twin Oaks Elementary School where she was the cafeteria manager.  Mrs. Eubanks was a member of Kinchafoonee Baptist Church and the Loyal Order of the Moose # 1285.  She was an emeritus member of the Order of The Eastern Star, Crepe Myrtle Chapter # 163 and past president of the V.F.W. # 2785 Ladies Auxiliary.

Survivors include her husband of fifty five years, Neal Eubanks, a daughter, June L Eubanks (Richard Johnson), two sons and their wives, Calvin N. (Rachel) Eubanks Jr. and Melvin W. (Misti) Eubanks, a brother, Larry Breeden and his wife, Catherine, all of Leesburg, Ga., three sisters, Nancy Eubanks of Crisp County, Ga., Cherry Ivey and her husband, Robert of Greenville, S.C. and Myra McKinnon of Oklahoma and six grandchildren, Erin A. Eubanks, Calvin N. Eubanks III, Janelle L. Eubanks, Walker K. Johnson, Keely D. Eubanks and Kylie S. Eubanks all of Leesburg, Ga.

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Mathews Funeral Home.

Those desiring may make contributions to Giving Back Ministry, P.O. Box 435, Leesburg, Ga., 31763.

An online guestbook is at www.mathewsfuneralhome.com.



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