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David Leon Quarterman, April 29, 1946 – November 3, 2021

David Leon Quarterman was born April 29, 1946, in Little Griffin Hospital, Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, to Laura Elizabeth Hargreaves Quarterman and David Sinclair Quarterman, Jr. He grew up on Longway Farm in the north part of the county, with his parents, his grandparents, David Sinclair Quarterman Sr. and Alla Irene Peek Quarterman, and his dog Bear, joined by his brothers Stephen Patrick and John Sinclair, with frequent visits to his Hargreaves grandparents in Pearson, Leon Abraham Hargreaves and Harriet Esther Elizabeth Blitch Hargreaves.

[Withlacoochee River, GA 122, 2006-11-05 by Cathy Reaves Quarterman]
Withlacoochee River, GA 122, 2006-11-05 by Cathy Reaves Quarterman

He inherited his parents’ love for reading and his grandmother’s egg business, which led to a lifelong interest in farming and nutrition.

He graduated from Hahira High School and received a B.S. degree in physics from Valdosta State College. He served four years in the U.S. Navy including in the Mediterranean Sea, and had the rank of Lieutenant J.G.

He attended the University of Georgia in Athens, and worked in the computing center there.

With his aunts Jane Sinclair Quarterman Comer and Elsie Quarterman and his brothers, he published Quarterman Family of Liberty County, Georgia, and Relatives, 990 pages of family history covering more than 350 years. He assisted with an Irwin family history. He camped with family at the summer Grandfather Highland Games, where his daughter Peggy was the first female to march in the parade, on her father’s shoulders, with Clan Sinclair.

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Peter Clark Quarterman Jr. (1923-2015)

Cousin Clark; he will be missed. Obituary at Carson McLane of Valdosta:

Peter Clark Quarterman Jr., 91, of Valdosta passed away January 25, 2015 at Brooks County Hospital. He was born April 4, 1923 in Valdosta, GA to the late Dr. Peter Clark, Sr. and Kathryne Staten Quarterman. Mr. Quarterman was a veteran of WWII where he was a B-25 top turret gunner for the United States Army Air Corps. After the 300x203 Muriel DeCarr Hancock Quarterman, Peter Clark Quarterman Jr., Rev. Mrs. Helen Quarterman Fisher, in Peter Clark Quarterman Jr. (1923-2015), by Stephen Patrick Quarterman, for OkraParadiseFarms.com, 31 December 1993 war, he returned to Valdosta to become a farmer. He played string bass and was known for his fish-fry musical suppers held at Lake Octahatchee. A lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church, Mr. Quarterman sang bass in the choir and was an elder in the church.

Mr. Quarterman is survived by his wife, Muriel DeCarr Hancock Quarterman of Quitman, GA and several cousins and dear friends in South Georgia and at the Presbyterian Home in Quitman, GA. In addition to his parents, Mr. Quarterman was preceded in death by his sister, the Rev. Mrs. Helen Quarterman Fisher.

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