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Herschel "Lamar" Golivesky

December 2, 1933 — January 2, 2024

Herschel “Lamar” Golivesky, 90, of Valdosta, died on January 2, 2024, at Langdale Hospice House. Born in Valdosta on December 2, 1933, he was the son of the late Abe and Hannah Golivesky. Lamar attended Valdosta City Schools, graduating from Valdosta High School in 1951 and from the University of Georgia in 1955. After graduation, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served for several years while stationed in Germany. Lamar sold real estate for over fifty years and had yet to retire. He loved going to work every day trying to put together deals. Lamar’s favorite pastimes included watching college football and cheering on the University of Georgia Bulldogs, fishing, telling jokes, and joining his friends at Whitewater Fishing Club every Thursday for lunch. Lamar’s Jewish heritage was very important to him. He was a very active member of Temple Israel where he attended services every week and always sat in the same pew as he did with his father.

Lamar will be remembered for his sweet and patient nature, giving personality, deadpan humor, and unwavering love of family and friends.

Survivors include his children, daughter Michele Golivesky, son Barry Golivesky (Dan Bloom), and very adored grandchildren Elyssa and David Golivesky-Bloom, all of Atlanta; his brother Norman Golivesky of Atlanta; nieces and nephews Karen (Sid) Stark of Charleston, SC, Harry (BJ) Hausman of Orange Park, FL, Robin Golivesky of Decatur, Alan (Shellie) Golivesky of Sandy Springs, Marcie (Jason) Maddox of St. Simons; as well as many great and great-great nieces and nephews. Lamar is also survived by his former spouse and longtime friend, Carreen Shapiro.

Lamar’s beloved extended family includes Phillip and Nancy Feinberg and their children Ryan (Carrie) and their children Ford and Mills; Shelby (Andy) and their child Crosby; and Cameron (fiancé Mariah); as well as longtime companion Carolyn Corbitt and her children and grandchildren.

Lamar was preceded in death by his sister Mildred Hausman.

The family extends their heartfelt gratitude to the care teams at Langdale Place, Hospice of South Georgia, Home Instead, South Georgia Medical Center, and Southwell Health and Rehabilitation for their unwavering support of Lamar over the last several months.

A graveside service will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, January 4, 2024, in the Hebrew Section of Sunset Hill Cemetery. Rabbi Moshe Elbaz will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Temple Israel or Hospice of South Georgia. Condolences may be conveyed to the family on the obituary page of 

Carson McLane Funeral Home

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