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Official Obituary of

Una Vee (Thornton) Courson

October 8, 1934 ~ March 14, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Una Vee Courson Obituary

Mrs. Una Vee Thornton Courson, age 89, of Blackshear, passed away Thursday afternoon (3/14/24) at Harborview Health Systems Pierce County following an extended illness.

Born October 8, 1934, in K’ville, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Dalton Albert and Alice Jewel Thornton. She grew up in Wayne County and lived most of her life in Pierce and Ware Counties and was retired as a seamstress for Julie Hat Company in Patterson. She was a longtime member of Offerman Baptist Church but had attended Jordan Church with her daughter for the past several years.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, John Edward Courson; two daughters, Anita Courson and Barbara Bullard; 3 sisters, Vera May Thornton Johnson, Onie Thornton, and Winnie Thornton Youmans; and 3 brothers, Owen Thornton, Quinton Thornton, and Flem Thornton. She was joined in death by her son-in-law, Dannie Spivey, who passed away on Friday.

Survivors include her daughter, Sylvia Gale Spivey of Waycross; a son-in-law, Garry Bullard, Sr. of Patterson; 6 grandchildren, Sandra Youmans Roberts (husband Lester) of Blackshear, Michelle Bullard Cason of Jacksonville, Fl, Garry Bullard, Jr. (wife Shannon) of Patterson, Blake Spivey (wife Sabrina) of Douglas, Shana Spivey Harper (husband Clay) of Douglas, and Leah Spivey Lee (husband Chris) of Vidalia; 12 great grandchildren, Anna Gail Roberts, Johnathan Bullard, Brittney Bullard, Nicholas Bullard, Destiny (Joe) Prince, Simon Sheys, Elyse Spivey, Laurel Spivey, Deacon Harper, Zoe (Adrian) Lopez, Ragan Watkins, and Ansleigh Barrett; several great-great grandchildren; a sister, Janie Johnson of Blackshear; a brother and sister-in-law, Winton and Wilma Thornton of Blackshear; special friends, Erica Fales, Jennifer Crews, and Christy;  and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

A funeral service will take place Tuesday afternoon (3/19/24) at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Hart Funeral Home with Rev. James Lightsey officiating.  Burial will follow in Shiloh Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the service.

The family wishes to extend their sincere appreciation to the Doctors, Nurses, and staff of Harborview Health Systems Pierce County for their love and care provided to Mrs. Una Vee during her time residing there.

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March 19, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Hart Funeral Home
210 Johnson Street
Blackshear, GA 31516

Funeral Service
March 19, 2024

3:00 PM
Hart Funeral Home Chapel
210 Johnson Street
Blackshear, GA 31516


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