Selena Vesta LaMar of Newborn, died June 15, 2009, at the age of 76, following an extended illness. Selena was born December 17, 1932, in Mims, FL, to Homer and Annie Hallum. She was the oldest of four children and the only girl. Although Selena worked various jobs over the years none was as rewarding to her as being a caregiver. First to her children, then in 1970, she was moved to Jasper County to care for her brother who passed last year. She began raising her first granddaughter in the 70’s, the second came along in the 90’s, both calling her “Mom”. During the 70’s and 80’s, she was also a foster mom to many kids. Survivors include her brother, 3 children, 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral Services for Ms. LaMar will be held Friday, June 19, 2009, 2 PM, at Akins Funeral Home in Blue Ridge, GA, with Glen Collis officiating, and interment following at Colwell Baptist Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Colwell Baptist church Cemetery Fund, 211 W. Oak Crest Rd., Epworth, GA 30541.