Lawrence “Steven” Middleton, 40 of Hortense, passed away suddenly Sunday (April 29, 2018) at his residence.

Born in Brunswick, GA, his parents are Lawrence Dale Middleton and Victoria Rhoden Brooks. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Remonia Johns and J.L. Rhoden; and paternal grandparents, Harry and Doris Middleton.

Steven graduated from Brantley County High School in 1995, he then attended South Georgia College in Douglas where he received an Associate Degree in Science in 2001. He also received a Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Valdosta State University in 2002, and received a Master’s Degree in Education from Troy State University in 2005. While attending Valdosta State University he was a member of Omega Psi. In 2005 he received his Certificate from The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice for Training in The New Freedom Substance Abuse Intervention Training, and also a certificate from the Office of the Child Advocate for the Protection of Children, Finding Words-Georgia. Steven enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding four wheelers, and was a member of New Union Baptist Church, in Alma. He worked many years in the Bee Business for Apiaries Company.

Survivors include his son, Haydon Middleton, of Alma; two daughters, Raegon and Brodee Middleton, both of Alma; his father, Dale Middleton, of Hortense; his mother, Vickie Brooks; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Lance Middleton (Kristie), of Hortense, and Kevin Middleton (Amy), of Nahunta. Also, several nieces, nephews, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday evening (May 2, 2018) starting at 6PM at Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

Funeral Services will be held Thursday (May 3, 2018) at 2PM at the Chapel of Frye Funeral Home with Rev. Jimmy Thrift, Rev. Chuck Allen, and Rev. M.L. Rick officiating.

Burial will follow in Hortense Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Kevin Middleton, Lindsey Middleton, Peyton Meeks, Landon Middleton, Kyle Ternest, Sammy Dowling, Brad Tuten, and Dennis Middleton.

Honorary pallbearers will be Lance Middleton, Kellon Middleton, and Weston Middleton.

Family will be receiving friends at the residence of Lance and Kristie Middleton; 95 Spanish Oak Ln. Hortense, GA 31543.

Family and Pallbearers are asked to meet at the Funeral Home Thursday by 1:30PM.

Arrangements are with Frye Funeral Home, Nahunta.

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