• Who We Are

  • Our History

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

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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.

  • 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

  • Charles B. Griffin

    Senior Vice President of Commercial & Personal Lines

Charles has been with Star Insurance since 1977, providing insurance in Valdosta, GA for over 50 years. He is our senior vice president specializing in commercial and personal lines insurance and also in workman’s comp audits.  After working at a bank and for Interstate Insurance Company, Charles became one of the owners of Star Insurance in Hahira. He is currently serving on the advisory board for Southern Trust Insurance Company and has served on the advisory boards for Seibels Bruce, Continental, and Hartford Insurance Companies. In the community, he has served on the board of the Boys & Girls Club of Valdosta.

Charles is married to Pam Fender Griffin and they reside in Hahira and have 2 sons and 6 grandchildren. In his spare time, Charles enjoys bird hunting.

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  • Thomas Dowd

    Assistant Vice President of Annuity Sales

Thomas joined the Star Insurance team in 2004. He is an Assistant Vice President specializing in annuity sales and has a great understanding on social security and pensions. He is a member of National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors (NAIFA). Thomas graduated from Valdosta High School and attended Valdosta State University. He began his insurance career in 1987. He is married to Sylvia McClellan Dowd and they have 2 daughters and 3 grandchildren. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his family, watch college sports and is a big Georgia Bulldogs fan.

  • Bob Hollenbeck, LUTCF

    Life and Health Producer

Bob entered the insurance profession in June 1969. After owning his own agency, Bob joined the Star Insurance team in 2009. He has served as past president two times with the National Association and Financial Advisors. Bob is recognized as a Life Underwriter Training Council Fellow (LUTCF®). Through the years, he has represented insurance companies with individual and business life, medical, dental, disability income and retirement insurance. He is married to Joanne and they have 2 children and 4 grandchildren. They are members of Crossroads Baptist Church where Bob serves as a deacon. In his spare time, Bob enjoys landscaping, gardening & fishing.

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  • Shonna Wilson

    Personal & Commercial Lines Specialist

Shonna joined the team at Star Insurance in March 2018. She began working in insurance in 1990 while earning a business management degree from Valdosta State University. Shonna specializes in both commercial & personal lines insurance. She is thankful that she enjoys a career doing just what she loves and that is helping people. She is lifelong resident of Hahira, Georgia and also a member of Hahira Church of Christ. When not at work, Shonna loves spending time with family and friends and her golden-doodle Phoebe.

  • 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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  • 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.

  • Monique Champagne

    Senior Account Manager for Commercial & Personal Lines

Monique became a full time associate with the Star Insurance team in 2012 working as a licensed CSR in both Personal and Commercial Lines. She is also the Social Media Manager for the agency. She started her insurance career in Louisiana in 1995 and relocated to Valdosta after Hurricane Katrina to be closer to her family. Monique has a son and two daughters. Her favorite saying as a single mom is, she is used to making sure she gets the most out of every dollar, so you can count on her to do the same for all of your insurance needs. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, listening to true crime podcasts and spending time with her family.

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  • 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

    Receptionist
    Account Specialist for Personal & Commercial 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. When someone calls our office, Janet is the first to answer with a cheerful Hello. 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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We Stive 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 1921 Baytree Place, Valdosta, Georgia 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!