Carol J. Halstead: Nov. 18, 2016

Published 1:35 pm Saturday, November 19, 2016

AMERICUS — Mrs. Carol James Halstead, age 70, of 105 Glenwood Drive, Americus, Ga., passed away surrounded by family on Nov. 18, 2016. A funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, in the chapel of First United Methodist Church, 200 S. Lee St., Americus, Ga. The Revs. Jerry Roe and Bob Halstead will officiate. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. A visitation will be held from 4:30-6:3o p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016, at Aldridge Funeral Services. The family will also receive friends and family at the family residence, 105 Glenwood Drive, Americus, Ga.

The following will serve as active pallbearers: Melvin Kinslow, Ed Munn, Dan Torbert, Steve Wurtz, Ray Baldwin, and Plez Hardin. Officers, as well as the directors, of Citizens Bank will serve as honorary pallbearers.

Mrs. Carol James Halstead was born in Americus, Ga. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in education. She was a certified teacher. She belonged to the Tri Delta Sorority, as well as the Americus Junior Service League where she served as president. She was a bookkeeper for James Chevrolet and Halstead Chevrolet. She was also a homemaker. She was a member of First United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her father, Edgar Woodrow James and her mother, Linda Lucille Jordan James. She was also preceded in death by one son, James Wade Halstead Jr. Survivors include her beloved husband, James Wade Halstead. She is survived by one daughter Heather Halstead Rhodes (Craig) of Albany, Ga., and one sister Cheryl J. Gayton (Lewie) of Virginia Beach, Va. Additional survivors include her grandchildren, Casey and Ashley Rhodes.

Memorial contributions may be made to Phoebe Sumter Hospice, 126 E. Furlow St., Americus GA 31709 and First United Methodist Building Fund, 200 S. Lee St., Americus  GA 31709.

Aldridge Funeral Services, 612 Rees Park, is in charge of arrangements. To sign the online guest book and express your condolences to the family go to