Who Is Star Insurance?

Our History

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

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@starinsurance.net

Fleming is a licensed insurance agent with over 40 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 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 three grandchildren. They are members of the Park Avenue United Methodist Church.

John Stephenson

Medicare & Supplemental Specialist

john@starinsurance.net

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 2 grandchildren. 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.

Joy Funderburke

Commercial Property & Casualty Agent

joy@starinsurance.net

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 joined the insurance industry five years ago, having prior experience in retail management, corporate buying, customer service and sales. She is a licensed agent who worked in the area before joining Star Insurance in 2021. She specializes in Commercial Property and Casualty insurance and is the agency’s producer for Commercial Lines P & C.

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 in fundraising with rescues throughout South Georgia.

Deena Charron

Director of Operations

deena@starinsurance.net

Deena joined the team at Star Insurance Agency in January of 2006. She is a licensed agent as well the office manager, human resources coordinator and handles all the agency’s accounting. Deena is a lifelong resident of South Georgia and began her insurance career in 1996. She is married to Joseph, and they have 2 daughters and a granddaughter. In her spare time, she is an avid online gamer, who loves the beach, camping and spending time with her family and friends.

Janet Dampier

Account Specialist for Personal Lines

janet@starinsurance.net

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, shopping, hunting, watching football, baseball and spending time with family and friends.

Francina Mullis

Account Specialist for Life and Health Lines

francina@starinsurance.net

Francina joined the Star Insurance team in January 2022.  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.  Starting as our receptionist, she has since been promoted to working in the Life & Health and Annuity side of the insurance business.  Francina also recently acquired her Property & Casualty agent license.  Francina is married to Robby Mullis and has 2 sons and 1 grandson.  In her spare time, she enjoys the outdoors and time with family and friends.

Patricia Carroll

Account Specialist for Commercial Lines

pattee@starinsurance.net

Pattee Carroll has been in the insurance business most of her life.  She started working in a small agency in Orange, California, after school, her senior year at Orange High School.  This led to a referral to another agency in Anaheim during her college years and eventually to agencies in Orange, Victorville and Apple Valley, California.  In 1985, along with her military husband and toddler daughter, they were assigned to Moody AFB, GA, after 3 years in England.  She has worked at several agencies in Valdosta, and rejoined Star Insurance in May 2022, after 15 years working in Columbus, Georgia at J. Smith Lanier & Co.

Pattee is a licensed property and casualty insurance agent in Georgia.  She holds the Accredited Advisor in Insurance designation as well as the Accredited Customer Service Representative designation.  She has completed 7 of the 8 parts of the CPCU curriculum.  She enjoys time with her family, daughter Jennie, her husband, and their daughters, Rylee, and Addison.  Non-fiction reading, cooking, baking, embroidery, and traveling are her interests when not working.  She is a member of Morningside Baptist Church where she is involved in Sunday School and the Upward Soccer program for children during the fall.  She lives in Hahira with her cat, Lucy.

Kimberly “KC” Douthit

KC joined the Star Insurance team in August 2022. When someone calls our office, KC is the first to answer with a cheerful hello. She is a graduate of Valdosta High School and has 10 years of clerical experience. She is currently working towards getting her Property & Casualty license. She is married to Brad, and they have two beautiful children and a hound dog. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, the beach and exercising.

 

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!

J. Fleming Hunt, LUTCF®

President / Owner
fleming@starinsurance.net

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