of people who either lived in Mitchell County or were related to residents
Obituary of Hansel J. Adams as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 20 Jul 1951. Camilla, Georgia. After a long period of ill health, the last two years spent in bed, death came late Saturday, 14 Jul 1951, night to Hansel J. Adams, prominent Cotton Community resident who was active in church and community affair all of his life until his health failed. He spent almost his entire life in Cotton and at one time owned and operated a prosperous mercantile business there. He served a number of years on the Cotton School Board. Funeral services took place Monday, 16 Jul 1951, morning at the Harmony Baptist Church where he held membership a number of years and lead in activities of the church. Rev O. M. Cates conducted the services and interment was in the Pelham cemetery. Braswell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Honorary pall bearers were J. M. Hays, Charlie Ragan, J. L. Joiner, Roy Palmer, Carl Strickland, R. T. Cannon, John Taylor, E. J. Joiner, Drew C. White and Earl Taylor. Active pall bearers were Weyman Chason, Mercer, Winifred Chason, Thomas Chason, Mercer Chason, Herschel Joiner and Ross Ragan. Mr. Adams was seventy-nine years of age when death came. Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Minnie Chason, one son, W. D. Adams of Gainesville, Fla., four daughters, Miss Donita Adams, Mrs. Emory Jester of Bainbridge, Mrs. Doyle Rentz of Moultrie and Mrs. E. D. Bostick of Hopeful; one sister, Mrs. H. H. Sapp of Havana, Fla.; two brothers, John Adams of Pelham and Leon Adams of Ashford, Ala.
Obituary of John Henry Adams as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 25 June 1969. Camilla, Georgia. The funeral for John Henry Adams, 86, of Rt. 1 Pelham, who died Tuesday, 24 June 1969, will be today, Wednesday, at Mispah Primitive Baptist Church. Elder Earl Childs will officiate at the service which will be at 5:00 PM. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Active pallbearers include, Leon Adams, Louie Adams, Tommy Adams, Willard Humphries, Dempsey Kidd, Ernest McDonald. Born in Decatur County 11 Aug 1882, he was the son of the late John Mitchell and Sylvania McClelland Adams. He was a member of Mispah Primitive Baptist Church and retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Betty Mae Nesmith Adams of Pelham; two sons, Macel and Ellis Adams of Pelham; one daughter, Mrs. Mercer Humphries of Albany; three brothers, J. F. Adams and Alfred Adams of Pelham, and Roy Adams of Whigham.
Obituary of Mary R. Seigler Adams as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 15 Dec 1916. Camilla, Georgia. The entire community was grievously shocked yesterday by the news of the death of Mrs. Wyatt Adams, which occurred at about twelve o'clock. Mrs. Adams had a fall Wednesday afternoon while about her duties in her home. She had started to go out the door, when she made a mis-step in some way and fell out. She was bruised by the fall but did not think her injuries serious until she began to suffer pain. A doctor was called in and it was found that there was internal injury of some sort. Mrs. Adams steadily grew worse during the night and the doctors were preparing to operate yesterday morning, when they found that it was too late. Her husband and all of her children except one were at her bedside when she passed away at noon yesterday. Mrs. Adams was about sixty years of age. She was a woman of beautiful Christian character and the years of her life were spent in such a way that she was deeply beloved by all with whom she came in contact, who commend her for her many works of love and charity. She was a faithful and consistent member of the Baptist Church for a long number of years. Mrs. Adams is survived by her husband, Mr. Wyatt Adams, three daughters, Mrs. Albert Ott of Norman Park; Mrs. Lester Adams of Pelham; and Mrs. M J. Sanders of this city; and one son, Mr. John R. Adams, also of this city. At the time of going to press, we were unacquainted with any funeral arrangements being made. The funeral will probably take place some time today. The many friends and relatives throughout the county join in extending to the bereaved family their tender sympathy in this sad hour.
Obituary of Lenora E. Palmer Akridge as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 12 Jun 1953. Camilla, Georgia. Mrs. Charlie (Nora) Akridge, Sale City, died early Thursday, 11 Jun 1953, morning at Archbold Hospital in Thomasville, Ga. She entered Mitchell County Hospital on Sunday and was transferred to Thomasville Tuesday as her condition became more grave.
Obituary of Warner J. Akridge as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 18 Dec 1968. Camilla, Georgia. Funeral services for Warner J. Akridge, 86, of Pelham, who died Saturday, 14 Dec 1968, at his home after a lengthy illness, were held Sunday, 15 Dec 1968, at 4:00 PM at Hand Memorial Methodist Church. Rev R. E. Dorsey and Rev W. Man Thurmond officiated. Internment was in Pinecrest Memorial Gardens. Born 15 Nov 1882, a native of Sale City, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Akridge. He was a member of the Hand Memorial Methodist Church, Woodmen of the World, and was superintendent of the Hand Trading Company grain elevator for many years. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Lee Cook Akridge of Pelham: two sons, Milton Akridge of Albany and Mickey Akridge of Florence, S. C., two daughters, Mrs. Haskell Frosteg of Pelham and Mrs. Jack Bryant of Decatur, Ga., eight grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Essie Branch of Cocoa, Fla. Braswell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Sarah E. Lastinger Anderson as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 16 Oct 1908. Camilla, Georgia. The sad news was received in the city Monday morning of the death of Mrs. E. J. Anderson, which occurred at her home, five miles west of Pelham, Sunday, 11 Oct 1908, afternoon after an illness from fever. Mrs. Anderson was preceded to the great beyond by her father, Mr. Lastinger, whose death was published last week. The funeral services were held at Mispah church last Monday, 12 Oct 1908, attended by a large number of relatives and friends. Mrs. Anderson was a sister of Mr. E. P. Lastinger, of this city, who has the sympathy of the entire community in his double bereavement.
Obituary of Barbara Sue Brooks as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 8 Jun 1951. Camilla, Georgia. Little six year old Barbara Sue Brooks, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Brooks, who reside near Camilla, was killed instantly Sunday, 3 Jun 1951, afternoon in a fall from the back end of a truck where she and others were seated in chairs. Her chair toppled over and she fell directly beneath the wheels. Funeral services took place Tuesday, 5 Jun 1951, afternoon at 3:00 PM at Mt. Zion church with the pastor, Rev William Carter, of Pelham, officiating. Interment was in the family plot in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Bennie Merritt Jr., Grady Martin, Leon Curles, Jim Curles Jr. The little girl was born 24 Jun 1945, in Pelham. her mother is the former Miss Hazel Lovingood. Besides her grief-stricken parents she is survived by two brothers, Jimmy and Warren, nine years old, and Johnny, age three.
Obituary of Carey Burnett Sr. as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 10 Mar 1943. Albany, Georgia. Mr. Carey Burnett, 34, died yesterday in North Hollywood, Cal. At the time of his death he was working in the Vega Aircraft Corporation plant, Burbank Cal. he had been away from Albany for about four months. Surviving Mr. Burnett are his wife, his mother; Mrs. H. W. Burnett of Sale City; one daughter, Shirley; four brothers, Capt. M. Burnett of the Albany Police Department; Silas Burnett of Calhoun County, Ga., Douglas Burnett of Tampa, Fl., Turner Burnett of Mitchell County; a sister, Mrs. W. H. Peacock of Perry, Fl. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Albany Undertaking Company.
Obituary of Thomas N. Burnett Sr. as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 14 Jul 1976. Albany, Georgia. The funeral service of Thomas N. Burnett Sr., 55, of 306 Fourth Avenue, who died Monday, 12 Jul 1976, will be conducted at 4:00 PM today in Kimbrell-Stern. Internment will follow in Riverside Cemetery. Mr. Burnett, a native of Mitchell County, had lived in Albany 49 years. He was a conductor with the Southern Railroad, a graduate of Albany High School and a veteran of World War II. He was a member of Byne Memorial Baptist Church, the VFW and the Moose Lodge. Survivors include a son, Thomas "Tommy" N. Burnett Jr. of Albany; mother, Mrs. M. Burnett of Albany; a sister Mrs. Jeanette Bius of Albany; two brothers, Bentley Burnett of Albany and Jack Burnett of Emporia, Va. and two grandsons.
Obituary of Douglas Burnett as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 27 Jun 1990. Camilla, Georgia. Douglas Burnett, 87, of Uniontownship, Ohio, died Thursday 21 Jun 1990 at his residence. Masonic grave side services will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday 28 Jun 1990 at the Sale City Cemetery. Burnett was born in Mitchell County, 13 Jan 1903, the son of Newton and Alice Mansfield Burnett. He was a retired telegrapher with the railroad. Survivors include a daughter, Peggy Yount of Uniontownship, Ohio; a son-in-law, Reed Yount of Uniontownship, Ohio; a grandson, Dell K. Moore of Tallahassee, Fla.; a brother, Turner Burnett of Sale City; and a sister, Mrs. W. H. Peacock of Perry. Fla.
Obituary of Mary Sue (?) Burnett as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 17 Jun 1986. Albany, Georgia. The funeral service of Mrs. Mary Sue Burnett, 57, of 1914 West Broad Avenue, who died Sunday, 15 Jun 1986, will be conducted Tuesday at 2:00 PM at Kimbrell-Stern Chapel with internment at Pebble City Cemetery in Mitchell County. A native of Terrell County, Ga., Mrs. Burnett had lived in Albany since 1950 and was a member of Sherwood Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Charles W. Burnett of Albany, three sons, Jeff, Tim and Roger Burnett all of Albany; four sisters, Mrs. Jewel Yelverton of Bronwood, Ga., Mrs. Nina Snipes of Quincy, Fla., Mrs Esta Laschinski of Manchester, Ga. and Mrs. Opal Hampton of Dundas, Illinois and five grandchildren.
Obituary of Morton "Tony" Burnett as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 18 Nov 1968. Albany, Georgia. Morton (Tony) Burnett, 73, of 306 Fourth Avenue, former Chief of Police of Albany, died Sunday, 17 Nov 1968, morning at Phoebe Putney Hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Burnett had been a resident of Albany since 1927, serving with the police department from that time until his retirement in May 1960. He was appointed Police Chief in 1948 and served until January 1956, when he stepped down to assistant chief and was succeeded as chief by W. S. (Billy) Lee. After Lee was replaced by Henry Reid as chief, and Reid was demoted in March 1959, Burnett served as acting chief until Laurie Pritchett assumed the post in July 1959. He then assumed his position as assistant chief until his retirement. He was born 8 May 1895, in Mitchell County, son of the late Rev H. Newton Burnett and Alice Mansfield Burnett. He was a member of the Byne Memorial Baptist Church, Fraternal Order of Police, Albany Lodge No. 24, and an honorary member of the Albany Chamber of Commerce. survivors include his wife, the former Pearl Iva Thomas of Mitchell County; one daughter, Mrs. Hugh Bius of Albany; three sons, Bentley Burnett, U. S. Army stationed in South Dakota, Thomas Burnett of Albany, and Jack Burnett of Richmond, Va.; one sister, Mrs. W. H. Peacock of Perry, Fla.; three brothers, Douglas Burnett of Tampa, Fla., and Silas and Turner Burnett of Mitchell County and 10 grandchildren. the funeral was to be held today at 4:00 PM at Byne Memorial Baptist Church. The Rev E. A. Abbott, pastor and Dr. C. R. Pittard were to conduct the service. Interment was to follow in Riverside Cemetery. The following were to serve as pallbearers: Active. E. M. Lewis, R. L. Culpepper, Ed Edmonds, Herbert Rushton, D. S. Hautman Jr. and Louie Brunson; honorary, City and County Peace Officers and Dr. Charles McCall, Dr. Berry Bowman, Dr. E. S. Armstrong and Dr. J. Z. McDaniel. Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors were in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Pearl Iva Thomas Burnett as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 5 Jun 1986. Albany, Georgia. The funeral service of Mrs. Morton (Pearl) Burton, 88, of 1407 Gillespie Avenue who died Monday, 2 Jun 1986, will be conducted Thursday, 5 Jun 1986, at Byne Memorial Baptist Church with internment in Riverside Cemetery. Mrs. Burnett, a native of Mitchell County, had lived in Albany since 1927 and was a member of Byne Memorial Baptism Church, and was active in Sunday School, the Mallory Association, WMU and the Peace Officers Auxiliary. Survivors include a daughter Mrs. Jeanette Bius of Albany; a son, Jack Burnett of Emporia, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. A. T. Taylor of Atlanta, Mrs. J. B. Belin of Houston, TX, and Mrs. Charles Mathews of Camilla; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Kimbrell-Stern is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Silas Willis Burnett as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 20 Oct 1992. Albany, Georgia. Quincy, Fla. - The funeral service of Silas Willis Burnett, 77, of Quincy, who died Sunday, 18 Oct 1992, in Tallahassee, was to be conducted at 3:00 PM today at the grave side in Hillcrest Cemetery. A native of Mitchell County, Georgia, Mr. Burnett had resided in Albany Georgia before moving to Quincy 40 years ago. A retired buyer for Higdon Grocery Company, he was an Army Air Corps veteran of World War II and a member of American Legion Post 84, the 40 and Eight, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and First Baptist Church of Quincy. Survivors include his wife, Mary C. Burnett of Quincy; a son, Gerald Willis Burnett of Hosford; a brother, Charles Burnett of Sylvester, Georgia; and two granddaughters. Memorials may be made to the Florida Youth Ranch Central Office, in care of Boys' Ranch, Boy's Ranch, Florida, 37060. Sasser-Morgan-McClellan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Ida Mae Butler as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 6 Jun 1947. Camilla, Georgia. Mrs. Ida Mae Butler, wife of the late John C. Butler, died Sunday, 1 Jun 1947, at 6:00 AM at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. H. Flesch, in Sale City, after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Butler's many friends throughout the county were deeply saddened by the news of her death. Mrs. Butler was 76 years old of age. She had lived near Sale City and Mitchell County for more than fifty years. She was the mother of the late Mr. Levy M. Butler of this place. She had lived in Camilla at intervals during the past several years and had many friends here. Funeral services took place Monday, 2 Jun 1947, at 3:00 PM at Cool Springs Baptist Church with the Rev W. S. Boyton, of Pelham, and the Rev T. L. Richter, of Hartsfield, in charge. Interment was in the church cemetery. Surviving Mrs. Butler are three daughters, Mrs. L. H. Flesch of Sale City, Mrs. James Wages of Columbus, Mrs. Jewell Smith of Baltimore: two sons, W. G. Butler of Columbus and Calvin C. Butler of Miami, Fla.; a brother, Horace Smith of Columbus and foster son, Joe E. Davis. Twenty-three grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren also survive. Deep sympathy is extended to the family.
Obituary of Alexander A. Cameron as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 15 Dec 1922. Camilla, Georgia. Friends throughout the county were much grieved to hear of the death of Mr. Alex Cameron, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of the county which took place at the home of the deceased at an early hour Saturday morning, 9 Dec 1922. Mr. Cameron had been in declining health for several years and his extreme old age made it difficult to battle against the infirmities of the body. His friends had known for some time the end was near, yet a genuine sorrow was felt when it was learned that he was no more. Funeral services were held at the Flint Cemetery on Sunday, 10 Dec at 9:00 AM conducted by Rev J.D. Miller. A large number of relatives and friends attended the services. Beautiful tributes to the long and faithful Christian life of the deceased were rendered and the tired body of this old soldier of the Cross was tenderly laid to rest in the family lot in the cemetery. Mr. Cameron was 86 years of age when the summons of death end his long and remarkable life. He was one of the pioneer residents of Mitchell and had part in making the history of the county. He was a man of true and noble traits of character and was a happy and consistent Christian. He was love and honored by all who knew him and his death brings a distinct sense of loss. The deceased is survived by his daughter, Miss Mary Frances Cameron and son, Bud Cameron, of Flint besides a large number if near relatives and friends.
Obituary of Amanda Lorina Cameron as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 31 Mar 1916. Camilla, Georgia. Mrs. Amanda Cameron, wife of Mr. A.A. Cameron, of Flint, Georgia, passed way at her home yesterday, 30 March 1916 at 4:00 AM. Mrs. Cameron had been a constant sufferer for several years, old age and disease sapping away her strength until finally the frail cord of life snapped and her spirit passed into a sweet rest. Mrs. Cameron was 83 years old. She was born in Henry County, Alabama and was married to A.A. Cameron when very young. She had been a resident of Mitchell County for a long number of years and was a faithful and consistent member of the Flint Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held at the home this AM and burial at China Grove Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, one son, Bud; two daughters, Mrs. Jenny Pointevint of Vada and Miss Mary Frances Cameron of Flint.
Obituary of Colleen Palmer Cash as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 16 Mar 1990. Camilla, Georgia. Colleen Palmer Cash, 64, of Wichita, Kansas, died Friday 9 March, at her home. Funeral services were held Wednesday, 14 March, at 1:00 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Pelham. The Rev. Carl Blankenship officiated. Burial was in the Pinecrest Memory Gardens. Born 23 April 1925, in Sale City, she was the daughter of the late Hubert and Etha Stephens Palmer. She was a finance clerk for the National Cash Register Company. Survivors include her husband, James Cash of Wichita, Kansas; one son, Jay Cash of Los Angeles, Cal. Active pallbearers were Edwin Baker, David Taylor, Jack Baker, Pryor Connell, Henry Lamar and Mike Taylor. Braswell Funeral Home of Pelham was in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of William L. Colvin Jr. as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 26 Feb 1994. Albany, Georgia. PELHAM, GA. - William "Bill" Linton Colvin Jr., 71, of Pelham died Thursday, 24 Feb 1994, at his residence. The funeral will be at 2:00 PM today at Mount Zion Baptist Church with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev Carl Stewart will officiate. Mr. Colvin was a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church and was retired from the furniture department at Hand Trading Company. He was an Army veteran of World War II. Survivors include a son, William "Scotty" Colvin of Camilla, a daughter, Krista Harrison of Moultrie; two sisters, Connie Pascal of Jacksonville, Fl., and Lou Lindsey of Abbeville, Al.; a brother, Oliver Colvin of Thomasville; and four grandchildren. Braswell Funeral Home of Pelham is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Wyona Palmer Colvin taken from The Camilla Enterprise newspaper dated 27 Sep 1993 and published in the book "Obituaries of the Camilla Enterprise"--Southwest Genealogical Society of Albany, Ga. Page 324. 1994. Wyona Palmer Colvin, 66, of Pelham, died Tuesday, 28 Sep 1993, at Archbold Hospital in Thomasville, Ga. Funeral services were held Thursday, 30 Sep, at 3:00 PM at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The Rev C. Frank Lamb Jr. officiated and the Rev Jasper Sadler assisted. Burial was in Pinecrest Memory Gardens. Born 21 Oct 1926, in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Carrie Belle Thomas Palmer and the late Roy Lee Palmer. She was a retired secretary for Crow Chevrolet-Buick, a clerk for Mt. Zion Baptist Church and was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Bill Colvin of Cotton; one step-son, Scotty Colvin of Camilla; one step daughter, Krista Harrison of Moultrie. Braswell Funeral Home of Pelham was in charge of arraignments.
Obituary of Emma Williams Cook. Taken from "Obituaries of The Camilla Enterprise" compiled by the Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society (SWGS) Inc. of Albany, Ga. Page 282 (printed in newspaper 6 Jan 1993) 1994. Emma Williams Cook, 88, of Ocilla, Ga. died Saturday 2 Jan 1993, at the Irwin County Hospital in Ocilla, Ga. Memorial services were held at the 11:00 AM Tuesday 5 Jan at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany with the Rev. Bill Bagwell officiating. Burial was held at 2:00 PM at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery in Camilla. Born 9 Oct 1904, in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late G.A. (Gus) and Zenna Lastinger Williams. She was married to the late Walter E. Cook. Mrs Cook had lived in Ocilla since Sep 1992, from Leesburg. she was owner and former operator of Cookville Grocery in Lee County and was also a former seamstress for Rosenbergs Department Store in Albany. She was a member of the Order of Easter Star and the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a member of the Keen Age Club and choir at Sherwood Baptist Church. survivors include a son, Weyman E. Cook of Ocilla; a daughter, Nell Cook Thornton of Milwaukee, WI.; a brother, E.A. (Buster) Williams of Camilla; a sister Nettie Jones of Ocala, Fl; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Paulk Funeral Home of Fitzgerald, Ga. was in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Martha A. Jarvis Cook as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 5 Sep 1947. Camilla, Georgia. Coming as a sad shock to relatives and a host of friends was the death of Mrs. R. T. Cook, beloved matron of Pinecliff community, which occurred at her home Saturday, 30 Aug 1947, at 5:00 AM. Though Mrs. Cook had been in ill health for several years her death was sudden and unexpected. Funeral services took place Sunday, 31 Aug 1947, at 4:00 PM at the home, conducted by the Rev N. D. Freeman, pastor of Pine Cliff Baptist church, of which she was a member. Interment was in Oakview Cemetery. Grandsons serving as pallbearers were Neal shiver, Claude Shiver, Lenwood Shiver, Stanley Shiver, Thomas E. McCarty and Dick Cook. Mrs. Cook was 73 years of age when death came to her. She was a native of Miller County and was the former Miss Mattie Jarvis. She was married 17 August 1892 to R. T. Cook of this county and lived her entire married life in Mitchell County. On Sunday, 17 August, she and Mr. Cook celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. She was a devoted and active member of Pine Cliff Baptist church and attended services regularly. "Aunt Matt" as she was known was beloved by a large connection of relatives and numerous friends. Surviving are her husband, two sons, James Cook of Leary, and W. Walter Cook of Albany, and two daughters, Mrs. Troy Shiver and Mrs. Jesse Shiver; fifteen grandchildren, Miss Bernice Shiver, Stanley, Lynwood, Claud and Neal Shiver, Mrs. T. E. McCarty, Mrs. Albert Palmer, Nell and Weyman Cook, Dick, Margie, Helen, Betty Jean, and Bobby Cook; six great-grandchildren, Jerry Palmer, Lyrice Shiver, Claudia and Tommy McCarty, Norman Shiver and Annelle Cook.
Obituary of Robert Tillman Cook as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 7 Sep 1956. Camilla, Georgia. Funeral services for Robert Tillman Cook, 84, were held Sunday at 6:00 PM in the Bramlett Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. T. O. Morris, Valdosta, officiated and interment was in Oakview Cemetery. Mr. Cook was born in Dougherty County but moved to Mitchell County when he was a child. He had lived here until about nine years ago when he went to make his home in Sylvester with a son. He was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Before his retirement from farming, his home was in the Pine Cliff Community, where he was active in community affairs. He died Friday night in Albany after several days illness. Survivors include two sons, J. R. Cook, Sylvester, and W. E. Cook, Albany; a sister, Mrs. Will Poitevint, Vada; two brothers, John Cook, Pelham and Grady Cook, Moultrie; 15 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
Obituary of Edward Crosby published in "The Camilla Enterprise" newspaper dated 20 Jun 1913. Camilla, Georgia. Mr. Ed Crosby, a prominent citizen of this county, died last Monday evening at his home in east Mitchell after an illness that was followed by a general break-down due to old age. Mr. Crosby was 88 years of age. He was one of the pioneers in the development of this county and lived to see many remarkable changes in the one-time forests and swamps of this section. He was a prosperous farmer, before his age compelled him to retire, and was regarded as a substantial citizen. He leaves three children, Mr. J.P. Crosby of Albany, and Mr. Sam Crosby and Mrs. Henry Mansfield of this county. The funeral took place at Shady Grove Church last Tuesday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. H.N. Burnett.
Obituary of Eva Crosby as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 10 Sep 1940. Albany, Georgia. Miss Eva Crosby, 27 year old Mitchell County resident, died in the Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital early this morning. She was injured in an automobile accident near Sale City on 30 Aug. She was born and reared in Mitchell County and received her education in the schools there. Miss Crosby is survived by her parents, Mr. an Mrs. W. B. Crosby of Mitchell County; two brothers, Earnest and Will B. Crosby, also of Mitchell County; three sisters, Mrs. Leo Jones of Camilla, Miss Azoline Crosby and Miss Shalmira Crosby, both of Mitchell. The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon in the Shady Grove Cemetery in Mitchell County. Pallbearers will be selected from among Miss Crosby's friends in Mitchell County. The Albany Undertaking Company is in charge of arrangements.
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