• Who We Are

  • Our History

    Since 1930, we have been striving to work for you, providing insurance in Valdosta, GA for almost a century.


The Hollis Agency, which would one day become Star Insurance Inc., was started in 1930 by D.K. Hollis Sr. in Hahira, Georgia.

In 1964, the Hollis Agency merged with four other local Hahira, Georgia insurance agencies to become Star Insurance Agency, Inc.

In 1983, Star Insurance Agency, Inc. was acquired by Charles B. Griffin.

In 1986, an insurance agency in Nashville, Georgia owned by W. F. Anderson merged with Star Insurance Agency, Inc. At this time, a new office opened in Valdosta, Georgia. David Sumner & W.F (Burt) Anderson became 1/3 owners of Star Insurance Agency, Inc.


In 1992, the J. Fleming Hunt Agency merged into Star Insurance Agency Inc.  J. Fleming Hunt became one of the four owners of Star Insurance Agency, Inc. The Hahira insurance office was closed.

In 1999, Star Insurance was sold to Citizens Community Bank and they formed Remerton Agency Inc. dba Star Insurance.

Remerton Agency Inc. dba Star Insurance was sold to J. Fleming Hunt in September 2018.

After 22 years of being located in Remerton, GA, Star Insurance moved into a larger facility in July 2021 located at 2935 N. Ashley St., Suite 124, Valdosta, GA 31602.

  • Our Team

    Meet the people behind Star Insurance who have been providing insurance in Valdosta, GA for almost a century

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  • J. Fleming Hunt, LUTCF®

    President / Owner

Fleming is a licensed insurance agent with over 36 years of experience in Life, Health, Estate Preservation and Retirement Insurance. For much of his career, he has been offering insurance in Valdosta, GA. He is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Round Table and Court of the Table and has served on several insurance boards. In September of 2018, Fleming acquired the ownership of the Remerton Agency DBA Star Insurance.

Fleming graduated from Brunswick High School, Brunswick, GA. and attended Brunswick College. He is recognized as a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF®) and is a member of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). Fleming has also been a past President of Life Underwriters of Valdosta and served on other chairs for the association.

Fleming has served as President of the Valdosta Bulldog Club and also on the board of several non-profit organizations in the Valdosta area. He is married to the former Kaye Chastain of Moultrie, GA and they have four sons; John Fleming, William, Wesley and Wilson and two grandchildren. They are members of the Park Avenue United Methodist Church

  • John Stephenson

    Medicare & Supplemental Specialist

John joined the Star Insurance team in January 2019. Prior to coming to Star Insurance, he was self-employed as an insurance agent since 1987. John specializes in Medicare supplements and long term care. Other products are cancer, heart attack, stroke and dental insurance. A lifelong resident of Valdosta, John is married to Lisa Tatum Stephenson and they have two sons and 1 grandson. He and Lisa attend Central Avenue Church of Christ where he serves as a deacon. In his spare time, John enjoys golf, fishing and spending time with his family.

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Joy Funderburke
  • Joy Funderburke

    Commercial Property & Casualty Agent

Joy grew up in Tifton, Georgia and graduated from Tift County High School and Abraham Baldwin Jr. College. She completed her studies at The University of Georgia where she received her Bachelor of Science in Consumer Economics. She had experience in retail management, customer service and sales before joining the insurance industry 5 years ago. She is a licensed agent with previous experience at another area agency before joining Star Insurance in 2021. She specializes in Commercial Property and Casualty insurance.
A die-hard Georgia Bulldog fan, Joy enjoys cheering on the Dawgs, sports, running and any day at the beach. She is also an active member of the Tifton Elks Lodge and enjoys spending time with her friends. Joy is an avid animal lover and advocate and volunteers and assists with fundraising with rescues throughout South Georgia.

  • Deena Charron

    Director of Operations

Deena joined the team at Star Insurance Agency as a licensed Commercial Lines Customer Service rep in 2006. She took over the mantle of bookkeeper in 2008 and is responsible for maintaining all accounting information for the agency as well as being the human resources coordinator and office manager. Deena is a lifelong resident of South Georgia and began her insurance career in 1996. She is married to Joseph Charron and they have 2 daughters. In her spare time, she is an avid online gamer, who loves the beach, camping and spending time with her family and friends.

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nicky carver
  • Nicky Carver

    Account Specialist for Life, Health, & Annuity

Nicky joined the Star Insurance team in February of 2018. Prior to insurance, she was a paralegal for a local attorney for five years. She is now a licensed CSR working in the Life & Health and Annuity side of the insurance business. Nicky also has her sub-agent’s license for Property & Casualty. In her spare time, she enjoys the beach, tanning and summertime.

  • Janet Dampier

    Account Specialist for Personal Lines

Janet joined the Star Insurance team in March 2018. Prior to joining Star Insurance, she had two years’ experience at another local insurance agency. She started with us as our receptionist and has been promoted to our Personal Lines CSR. She will be taking care of homeowners, auto and umbrella policies. She has her license in Life, Health & Sickness and her Sub-agent’s license in Property & Casualty. Janet is married to Chris Dampier and they have a daughter and a son. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and arts and crafts. She and her family are BIG Georgia Bulldogs fans. GO DAWGS!!

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Casey Stephenson
  • Casey Stephenson

    Account Specialist for Commercial Lines

Casey joined the Star Insurance team in January 2022. Prior to joining Star Insurance, she had six years’ experience at another local insurance agency. She has her license in Life, Health & Sickness and is currently working on getting her Property & Casualty. She has two beautiful daughters and two English Springer Spaniels. In her spare time, she enjoys going to football games, watching movies and going to the beach. She is a member of Central Avenue Church of Christ. She and her girls are BIG Lowndes Vikings and Georgia Bulldogs fans.

  • Francina Mullis


Francina recently joined the Star Insurance team in January. When someone calls our office, Francina is the first to answer with a cheerful Hello. Prior to insurance, she acquired many years of experience in sales/marketing and customer service. Also, had the honor of being in the Leadership Lowndes Class of 2000. Being people oriented and passionate to help others, our clients will surely receive quality customer service on the phone or whenever they enter our office. Francina is married to Robby Mullis and has 2 sons and 1 grandson. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, the beach/boating, and time with family and friends.

Francina Mullis

We Strive To Provide the Best Service for Insurance in Valdosta, GA

At Star Insurance, we build strong, long-term friendships on a foundation of solid, affordable coverages. If you’re ready to start a relationship with an insurance agency that treats you more like family, call Star Insurance today at (229)242-7300 or you are welcome to stop by our office located at 2935 N. Ashley St., Bldg. G, Suite 124, Valdosta, GA, during our regular business hours. We have been been providing insurance in Valdosta, GA for almost 100 years. With the help of our dedicated insurance specialists, we will conveniently offer insurance solutions for personal linescommercialretirement, and life & health.

Star Insurance: Since 1930, we strive to work for YOU!

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