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Obituary of Mary Irene Oliver McDaniel Good as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 8 Jul 1981. Albany, Georgia. The funeral service of Mrs. Mary Irene Oliver Good, 82, who died Monday, 6 Jul 1981, will be conducted at 3:30 PM Wednesday, 8 Jul 1981, at Kimbrell-Stern Chapel by the Rev B. Gerald Sadler. Internment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. A native of Albany, Mrs. Good attended Calvary Baptist Church. Survivors include a son, O. L. McDaniel of Albany; two brothers; Wallace Oliver of Valdosta and Edwin E. Oliver of Knoxville, Tennessee; two sisters; Mrs. Julia Cobble and Mrs. Mildred Hope, of Knoxville; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

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Obituary of John Milward Griner Sr. as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 6 Jun 1952. Camilla, Georgia. Funeral services were held Tuesday, 3 Jun 1952, at 3:30 PM at the First Baptist Church for John Milward Griner, 52, who died unexpectedly around 12:00 PM Sunday, 1 Jun 1952, of a heart attack. He was at the home of his brother Kerfoot Griner, in Cross City, Florida where he had spent the night on his way to Dunnellon, Florida to attend funeral services of his Uncle Ben J. Marshall. Rev Charles Duncan, pastor, officiated at the services and was assisted by Rev N. H. Williams. Interment followed in Oakview Cemetery where Masonic rites were conducted. Serving as pallbearers were members of the Mitchell County Board of Commissioners and other county officials. Survivors include his wife, the former Marie Gafford, and two daughters, Mrs. George Shingler of Ashburn and Genova Marie Griner of Camilla; three sons, PFC Donald Griner of Camp Lejune, N. C., John Milward Griner Jr. a student at University of Georgia in Athens, Ga., and Harold Edward Griner of Camilla; one brother, Kerfoot Griner of Cross City, Fla., two sisters, Mrs. Grace Fitzgerald of Camilla, and Mrs. J. Ira Smith of Dunnellon, Fla. John M. Griner was born in 1900 near Pebble City, the son of the late John Griner and Genova Cooper Griner. He was a little over sixteen years old when he enlisted for duty in the first World War, serving with the 28th Infantry, First Division, the outfit receiving the French Croix de Guerre with two palms. Griner received serious shrapnel wounds in his leg and he was awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star for action in the Battle of Cantigny where he was wounded. He was discharged a Private by reason of disability on 29 Sep 1919. Returning home from World War I, he attended Georgia Tech and the University of Georgia. In 1922 he was happily married to the former Miss Marie Gafford who survives him along with their five children. He was a member of the Baptist Church, the American Legion Post 141 where he took an active interest in Legion affairs. As a Mason, he was Secretary of the Lodge at the time of his death and he was a Past Master of Blue Lodge No, 169. Griner served one term as Mitchell County Tax Collector going into office in 1937 and serving until the end of 1940. It was in 1949 that he was named Clerk of the Mitchell County Board of Commissioners and he held that post at the time of his death.

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Obituary of Elizabeth Palmer Griner as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 11 Apr 1913. Camilla, Georgia. Mrs. J. J. Griner passed away last Monday morning after lingering illness. Death visited the home of Mr. Jasper Griner a few miles east of Camilla last Monday morning and took away his beloved wife. The end came at seven o'clock, following an illness that extended over a period of seven months. During her long illness, she was an uncomplaining sufferer and was sustained, even through the final ordeal, by the Christian's sublime faith in the goodness and mercy of her Maker. Mrs. Griner had spent a long and useful life in devotion to her family, her neighbors, and her church. She was seventy-one years of age, nearly forty years of her life having been spent in the Mt. Zion community. She will be greatly mourned in that neighborhood and the bereaved husband has the deepest sympathy of all their friends. Besides her husband, Mrs. Griner is survived by several children and a number of grandchildren. The children living are: Mrs. S. B. Luckey; S. J. Griner; Mrs. Mary Brooks; C. G. Griner, and Will Griner. She also leaves one sister and four brothers: Mrs. Betty Griner; S. P. Palmer; C. P. Palmer; S. E. Palmer; and H. P. Palmer. The funeral services were held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, and were conducted by Rev. S. O. Thomas, in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends. The remains were laid to rest in the Mt. Zion Cemetery.

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Obituary of Genova Gafford Griner as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 7 Jul 1916. Camilla, Georgia. Mrs. Genova Griner, a good woman and well beloved by numbers of friends, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ira Smith, near Faircloth on Friday, 30 Jun 1916, evening after an illness of a few days only. Funeral services were held at Mt. Zion at 12:00 PM Saturday 1 July 1916, in the presence of a large number of friends and loved ones. Rev H. N. Burnett conducted the services. Mrs. Griner was about 50 years of age. She is survived by several children and by two sisters. She was a noble Christian woman and loved by all who knew her, and her death is a source of deep sorrow and regret in the community where she lived and spread the sweet Christian influence of her life. The family and loved ones have the tender sympathy of numbers of friends in their hour of grief.

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Obituary of Joseph Jasper Griner as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 5 Mar 1920. Camilla, Georgia. A sad shock was experienced by many friends throughout the County Monday morning when it became known that Mr. Jasper J. Griner had died suddenly and unexpectedly Sunday, 28 Feb 1920, at 8:00 PM. Mr. Griner had been in declining health for months and had been subject to attacks of the heart, yet he was thought to be as well as usual when he retired Sunday night at the home of his son, Mr. Sam Griner. Shortly after he retired, he was heard struggling by his son and daughter-in-law in the next room. Thinking that one of his attacks had come on, Mr. and Mrs. Griner ran in to help their father, and found him expiring, the end coming in a few moments. Funeral services were held at Mt. Zion Church Monday, 1 March at 4:00 PM. Rev H.N. Burnett, a lifelong friend of the deceased, conducted the services and a large number of friends and relatives attended the funeral, paying honor and respect to the memory of the departed. Mr. Griner was among the oldest citizens of the county. He was 75 years of age at the time of his death. He was also one of the earliest settlers of the county, and was looked upon as part of the county and he was. Stalwart in character, true and courageous, he was a man on whom to depend. He was plain and unpretentious, yet possessed a cheerful, sunny disposition which was always the same. The deceased was loved and honored by all who knew him and his death removes from our midst one of the best citizens of the county, a man who has served his day well and who will long live in the memory of those who have known and loved him in life. Mr. Griner was also a veteran of the Civil War, serving four years with honor and bravery in the Confederate Army. The deceased is survived by his two sons, Mr. C.G. Griner and Mr. S.G. Griner and two daughters, Mrs. T.W. Curles and Mrs. Eliza Luckey, all of this county. He leaves also four sisters, Mrs. Eliza Cumbie of Boston; Mrs. Jack Philips of Coolidge; Mrs. Rhoda West of Doerun; and another sister living near Hartsfield; four brothers, Mr. Offie Griner of Bainbridge; Mr. Lee Griner of Moultrie; Mr. Billy Griner of Bridgeboro and Mr. Tom Griner of Sale City, who mourn his loss. The entire county feels the loss of this notable citizen, and sympathy is extended to the bereaved family by their many friends, who sorrow with them.

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Obituary of Lafayette P. Griner as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 18 Nov 1910. Camilla, Georgia. Mr. LaFayette Griner, deputy convict warden and a well-known citizen of this county, died last Monday morning about 1 o'clock, at the home of his father, Mr. J. J. Griner, a few miles east of this city. The cause of his death was typhoid fever, with which he was stricken a little over two weeks ago. As deputy warden, he had charge of the county chain gang, which has been at work on the Camilla and Albany road. When first taken ill, he refused to give up and remained on duty at his camp for several days while his fever was raging. When he was finally removed to the home of his parents, the fever had taken such a hold on him that, although he was a robust, strong man, the physicians were unable to break it. He suffered until shortly after 12 o'clock Sunday night, when death put an end to all pain. Mr. Griner was a popular man with a large circle of friends and his death has been a sad shock to them. He was in the prime of life and leaves a widow and a six week's old baby, besides an aged father and mother and several brothers and sisters. The funeral took place at the Mt. Zion cemetery last Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock, Rev. H. N. Burnett conducting the services.

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Obituary of Mary E. McCleod Griner as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 11 Mar 1949. Camilla, Georgia. Mrs. Mary E. Griner died Saturday, 5 Mar 1949, at 9:30 PM, following an illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, 6 Mar 1949, at the Cool Springs Baptist Church where she was a member, Rev Bates and Rev Cates assisting Rev Bunk Waters who was in charge. Internment followed in the church cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were her grandsons, Raymond Moore, Ferdinand Moore, Adwin Clark, Duel Pittman, Johnny Highnote and Noel Griner. Survivors include two sons, E. J. Griner of Sale City and G. W. Griner of Doerun; five daughters, Mrs. Kizzie Hynote, Mrs. Julia Clark, Mrs. Fannie Pittman, all of Sale City, Mrs. Callie Moore of Moultrie, and Mrs. Ella Clark of Camilla. Thirty-four grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren also survive. the deceased was 89 years of age, and was born in Camilla in 1859. She had spent most of her life around Sale City. She was before her marriage to Manuel Griner, who died some years ago, Miss Mary McCleod. Numbers of friends are sympathizing with the family in their bereavement.

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Obituary of Mary Maude Weaver Griner as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 17 Feb 1956. Camilla, Georgia. Mrs. Charles G. Griner, prominent Mitchell County woman, died at the age of 76 early Monday morning, 13 Feb 1956, at Mitchell County Hospital following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, 14 Feb 1956, at 3:30 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev Agan of Norman Park officiating. He was assisted by the Rev Charles Duncan of Camilla. Burial was in the church cemetery. Pall bearers were L. B. Brooks, C. W. Brooks, Euco Luckey, Alfred Luckey, Albert Palmer and Toby Palmer. Bramlett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Daughter of the late James L. and Florence Law Weaver, Mrs. Griner was the former Miss Maude Weaver and was born in Andersonville, Georgia. She moved to Mitchell County at the age of 16. She was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist church and in her earlier days took an active part in church and community affairs until her ill health forced her to discontinue them. Besides her husband, Charles G. Griner, she is survived by one daughter; Mrs. Joe G. Crovatt of Camilla and one son; Charles L. Griner of Camilla; two sisters, Mrs. R. F. Bennett of Norman Park and Mrs. N. E. Nesmith of Ocala Fla; two brothers, Douglas Weaver of Moultrie and Joe B. Weaver pf Norman Park; five grandchildren also survive.

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Obituary of Richard Griner as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 31 Dec 1926. Camilla, Georgia. Of sad note to many friends throughout the county was the death of Mr. Richard Griner, aged and highly esteemed citizen of the county, which took place at the home of Mr. H. D. Kemp on Thursday, 23 Dec 1926, of last week at 7:30 PM after a short illness. "Uncle Dick" as he was lovingly called, had for some time been so feeble that he could hardly get about the house, and his short illness was just the sapping of the frail thread of life. Funeral services were held Friday, 24 Dec 1926, at 2:00 PM at old Evergreen Church, where Mr. Griner had worshiped for a long number of years. Rev Albert Ott was in charge of the simple service and many old friends of the deceased were present to show their love and respect. Mr. Griner had reached the advanced age of 86 years when his life came to a close. He was born and raised on the farm in the community of Evergreen and Bethany churches and lived his entire life on the farm where he was born and which he still owned at the time of his death. This with the exception of his latest years when in his enfeebled health he went to make his home with the family of Mr. H. D. Kemp. Mr. Griner, though quiet and unassuming of nature, possessed many fine traits of character and held the love and high esteem of numbers of friends as long as he lived. When the Civil War come on in the Sixties, he enlisted and served faithfully in the Army of the Confederacy. Mr. Griner had been a Christian for a long number of years and early in life had united with Evergreen Baptist Church, and probably was the church's oldest member at the time of his death. The deceased was united in marriage to Miss Mary Kemp, who preceded him to the grave about forty years ago. Though no members of Mr. Griner's immediate family survives, there are nieces and nephews and many friends, who are sorrowful at his passing from the scene of his long life here.

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Obituary of Richard Donald Griner Sr. taken from The Camilla Enterprise newspaper dated 17 Nov 1989 and compiled into the book "Obituaries of The Camilla Enterprise"Southwest Genealogical Society of Albany, Ga..--page 79. 1994. Richard Donald Griner Sr., 58, of Washington, Ga., died Tuesday, 14 Nov 1989 at Wils Memorial Hospital in Washington, Ga. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday, 16 Nov at the First Baptist Church of Washington. Burial was in Resthaven Cemetery. Griner was born 19 July 1931, the son of the late John Milard and Marie Gafford Griner. He was a native of Mitchell County, Ga. He was a forester with the Georgia Forestry Commission. He was a veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Washington. Survivors include his wife, Polly Pye Griner of Washington; two sons, Richard D. Griner Jr. and Bob Griner of Athens; his mother, Marie Gafford Griner of Athens; two sisters, Mrs. George Shingler of Ashburn and Mrs. Kenneth Harmon of Marietta; two brothers, John M. Griner Jr. of Watkinsville and Harold E, Griner of Stone Mountain. Hopkins Funeral Home of Washington, Ga. had charge of arrangements.

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Obituary of William M. Griner as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 13 Nov 1914. Camilla, Georgia. Deputy Sheriff Will Griner was shot and instantly killed by a negro named Fleming Jackson, on the J. J. Sapp plantation last Tuesday, 10 Nov 1914, night. It happened when the deputy tried to serve a warrant for arrest due to the individual stealing a cow in Poulan, Ga. The funeral of Deputy Sheriff Will Griner occurred at Mt. Zion Baptist Church about four miles east of Camilla, on Wednesday, 11 Nov 1914, afternoon attended by a large crowd of sorrowing friends and relatives. The services were conducted by Rev H. N. Burnett, assisted by Rev O. P. Bentley of this city. Mr. Griner leaves a wife and three children to mourn his untimely death. Mrs. Griner was formerly Miss Dolly Shiver, the only daughter of the late Fulton Shiver of this city. The oldest of their children is only eight years of age. Mr. Griner was a son of J. J. Griner, and has two brothers and two sisters surviving him, being Sam and Charlie Griner and Mrs. Eliza Luckey and Mrs. Mary Brooks, all of this county. Will Griner was only thirty years of age, a manly man and an efficient and kindly officer. In making arrests and executing civil papers he always made friends for himself and the Sheriff's office by his respectful dealing with prisoners and defendants in carrying out the processes of the law. He was the sheriff's chief deputy for several years, and was popular and well loved wherever he was known. The County officers and lawyers of the city feel keenly the loss of this efficient officer and lovable companion.

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Obituary of Sara Ellen Mansfield Hall as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 25 Nov 1994. Albany, Georgia. CAMILLA, GA. - Sarah Mansfield Hall, 74, of Hendersonville, Tenn., died Wednesday, 22 Nov 1994, at her residence. The funeral will be at 2:00 PM today at Newton Baptist Church with burial in Newton City Cemetery. The Rev Larry Odom will officiate. A native of Mitchell County, Mrs. Hall lived in Newton for several years.

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Obituary of Charles Montague Hardy as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 27 Jan 1967. Albany, Georgia. Charles M. Hardy, 56, of 2516 Cherokee Drive, died this morning at Phoebe Putney Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. hardy had been a resident of Albany for the past 16 years and at the time of his death owned and operated Hardy's Cleaners. He was born 14 Dec 1910, in Chattanooga, Tn. Mr. Hardy was a member of the Sunnyside Baptist Church, veteran of World War II and American Legion Post 30. Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Maedell Williams of Coffee County; one daughter of Chicago; five sons, Raymond D., Ralph D., and Bobby Hardy, all of Des Plains, Ill.; Ronnie and Thomas Charles Hardy of Albany; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Frances Clemmons of Albany; one stepson Elkin Lamar Chatman of Doerun; 15 grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Irene Bradwell of Orlando, Fla. and Mrs. Trudy Wilson of Chattanooga, Tn., and a brother, Vernon Hardy of Callahan, Fla. Funeral services will be held Friday, 27 Jan 1967, at 2:30 PM at the Sunnyside Baptist Church with the Rev R. C. Nichols, pastor, officiating. Interment will follow in Floral Memory Gardens.

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Obituary of Simon Hart Jr. as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 28 Feb 1941. Camilla, Georgia. Mr. Simon Hart, aged and beloved Camilla citizen, succumbed to death Sunday morning, 23 February 1941, at 6:00 AM, the end coming quietly at his home here following a last illness of three weeks. For the past several months he had been failing fast, though he never complained, and even after he was confined to his bed he bore his suffering with the same fortitude that was characteristic of his spirit through the long years of a remarkable life. Funeral services took place at the home Monday at 10:30 AM conducted by Rev S. H. Bennett, pastor of the Baptist Church, in the presence of a large assembly of friends, relatives and neighbors. Beauty of the numerous floral pieces were emblematic of love and thoughtfulness of sympathetic friends. Six grandsons of Mr. Hart bore his casket from the home and at Oakview Cemetery lowered it to last resting place. They were Julius Crosby, Edgar Crosby, Bennett Pierce, S. B. Luckey, Otis Luckey and W. L. Hancock. J. R. Bramlett, undertaker, was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Hart was born 8 Mar 1862 in Berrien County, Georgia and moved to this county when a small child. His parents were Simon and Elizabeth West Hart, his father, a Confederate soldier, died in service during the Civil War. His mother reared her children in this county and died forty-three years ago. Growing up to manhood the young Simon chose farming for his life work, farming a number of years in the community now know as Liveoak. He afterwards moved to Coolidge, where he lived for 14 years. Moving back to Camilla 15 years ago, he has lived here with his family the remainder of his life. Mr. Hart happily married 16 Apr 1882 to Miss Georgia Shiver, who has walked by his side for nearly 59 years, sharing life's work, its joys and sorrows. They celebrated their 58th Anniversary 16 April of last year. During the last years of his life he accepted with patient resignation the frailties of old age after a long and active life and was ever gentle and cheerful. He was very fond of children and found happiness in their companionship. Early in life he became a Christian and united with the Baptist church. Mr. Hart was beloved by numbers of warm friends who are saddened by his death. Surviving in addition to his wife are five daughters, Miss Beatrice Hart, Mrs. Lena Crosby and Mrs. T. J. Luckey of Camilla; Mrs. M. D. Murphy of Coolidge; Mrs. W.B. Sloan of Pelham; and three sons, Sonnie J. Hart of Pelham; L. Dewey Hart and Byron E. Hart of Camilla. He leaves 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren and aged sister, Mrs. W. M. Thomas of Camilla, also survives. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of numerous friends in their sadness.

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Obituary of Georgia Pearlisom Shiver Hart as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 8 April 1944. Camilla, Georgia. Mrs. Georgia Pearlisom Hart, aged and beloved long time resident of Camilla, died at her home here Tuesday, 4 April 1944, after a long period of illness, the end coming quietly at 2:00 AM Tuesday. Numerous friends learned of her death with deep regret though her death was not unexpected. Her frail strength had barely held through recent months and loved ones had watched closely beside her bed, realizing that the end was near. She had been a complete invalid since the death of her husband three years ago. Mrs. Hart had almost reached her eightieth milestone in life. She was born 31 May 1863 during the War Between the States. She was Miss Georgia Shiver, daughter of John W. and Sarah Shiver, and was born at the home of her parents three miles west of Camilla. She spent her entire life in Mitchell County with the exception of 14 years, when she lived at Coolidge. She was married 16 April 1882 to Mr. Simon Hart with whom she lived for 59 years before he preceded her to the grave 23 Feb 1941. A large family of sons and daughters was born to this happy union and her gentle Christian influence and motherly love lived to bless and strengthen them through the long years she was spared to them. She had been a Christian since childhood and a loyal and consistent member of Camilla first Baptist Church and enjoyed services and fellowship of the church. Funeral services took place at the home Wednesday, 5 Apr 1944, at 3:00 PM, conducted by Rev S. H. Bennett and attended by a large concourse of sorrowing friends and neighbors. Beautiful flowers bespoke love and sympathy of friends for the bereaved family and hymns of Christian faith sung by a mixed quartet, were sweetly comforting. Pallbearers were Edgar Crosby, Julius Crosby, Cecil Thomas, J. O. Willis, Walter Jones and Bennett Pierce. Internment was in the family plot in Oakview Cemetery. Bramlett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs Hart is survived by five daughters, Miss Beatrice Hart, Mrs. Lena Crosby, Mrs. T. J. Luckey, all of Camilla, Mrs. W. B. Sloan of Pelham, Mrs. M. D. Murphy of Coolidge and two sons, Dewey Hart of Panama City, Fla., and Byron Hart of Camilla. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs, D. M. Baker of Coolidge. She leaves 13 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

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Obituary of Sorney Jackson Hart as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 25 Jul 1941. Camilla, Georgia. Mr. Sornie Hart, member of one of Mitchell County's oldest families, died at his residence in Pelham early this morning (Thursday), 24 Jul 1941, following an illness of many months. Although his death was not unexpected ti brought much grief to his many friends and relatives in this section when word reached of his death. Funeral plans had not been arranged when The Enterprise went to press. Mr. Hart is the son of the late Simeon Hart of Camilla. Mrs. Lena Crosby and Mrs. T. J. Luckey of Camilla are sisters and Byron and Dewey Hart of Camilla are his brothers who survive him. His wife and one daughter, Mrs. Joe King of Pelham, also survive him. Others whom the deceased leaves to mourn his death are his mother, Mrs. Georgia Hart, and two sisters, Mrs. M. D. Murphy of Coolidge, and Mrs. Baker Sloan of Pelham.

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Obituary of Amanda Gantt High Portevint Shiver as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 23 Jan 1948. Camilla, Georgia. Relatives and friends here and throughout Georgia and Florida were saddened to hear of the death of Mrs. Amanda Gantt High, former resident of Camilla and Mitchell County, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. T. O. Poitevint at Williston, Florida, Sunday, 18 January 1948, night after a long illness of a period of eleven months. Mrs. High was 82 years old and a native of Mitchell County where she grew up on a farm a few miles south of Camilla, the daughter of the late Judge Lafayette Gantt and a neighbor to the Reverend Underwood's family. In 1883 she married William J. Shiver, who was stricken with typhoid fever leaving her a young widow with five children. She was married later to Jackson Poitevint, who in a few years passed on and she was married in 1915 to Mr. J. G. High of Mt. Zion community who preceded her 31 years in death. For the last 30 years she has made her home with her daughters and son, where she spent many useful hours with her grandchildren and numerous friends. Funeral services took place Tuesday, 20 Jan 1948, at 2:30 PM at the First Baptist Church in Camilla with Reverends P. J. Keadle and Charles Duncan officiating. Interment followed in Oakview Cemetery with Mr. J. R. Bramlett in charge. Serving as pallbearers were grandsons of the deceased, Paul Parker Jr. of Camilla, Garett Swindell of Okeechobee, Fla., Frank Shiver of Albany, Dudley Parker of Thomasville, Neal Shiver of Camilla and one grandson-in-law, Aubrey Wade of Camilla. Surviving is one brother Dr. John L. Gantt of Houston, Tx.; three daughters, Mrs. T. O. Poitevint of Williston, Fla., Mrs. Paul Parker of Camilla, Mrs. Ira J. Swindell of Okeechobee, Fla., and one son, Troy Shiver of Camilla and 20 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

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Obituary on Emily Brim Hollis taken from The Camilla Enterprise Newspaper and compiled with others in a book titled "Obituaries of The Camilla Enterprise"--Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society of Albany, Georgia. page 251, 1994. Emily Brim Hollis, 83, of Tallahassee, Fla., died Wednesday, 15 July 1992, at the Tallahassee Convalescent Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, 17 July at Braswell Funeral Chapel with the Rev Lewis Crosby officiating. Burial woo be at Pinecrest Memory Gardens in Pelham. Born in Mitchell County 6 Oct 1908, Mrs Hollis was the daughter of the late Hershel and Eleanor Ezona Mcgahee Brim. She was a retired sales lady for Kahn's Store and Smith's Ladies Shop. She was a member of the Pelham Baptist church. Survivors include her husband Fred D. Hollis Jr. of Tallahassee, Fla., a son Fred D. Hollis III of Tallahassee, Fla., a dau, Florence M. Hollis of Silver Spring, Md; a granddaughter, Petra Schultz of Tallahassee; and a sister, Grace Narcissus Crosby of Newton. Braswell Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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Obituary of Irma Luckey Hudgins as written in "The Albany Herald"dated 27 December 1996. Albany, Georgia. Irma Luckey Hudgins, 95, of Pelham died Tuesday at Pelham Parkway Nursing Home. The funeral will be at 2 P.M. Thursday at Braswell Funeral Home with burial in Pelham Cemetery. The Rev. Dr. Hal Hunter will officiate. A native of Mitchell County. Mrs. Hudgins was a retired teller/secretary with Hand Trading Co. for 52 years. She was the widow of Jesse Mercer "Chief" Hudgins. Survivors include a son, William Hammond Braswell of Pelham; three grandchildren and a great grandchildren.

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Obituary of O. W. Jacobs Jr. as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 10 Jun 1959. Albany, Georgia. O. W. (Cotton) Jacobs Jr., 34, of 508 Tenth Avenue, died 8 Jun 1959, at 7:30 AM in Phoebe Putney Hospital, after an illness of about three hours. Mr. Jacobs was born 19 Aug 1924, in Albany. He attended schools in Albany and graduated from the Luthersville, Ga., High School, later taking a business course at Marsh Business College in Atlanta. Mr. Jacobs was credit manager and bookkeeper for Gerst Brothers Furniture Company. During World War II, Mr. Jacobs worked for the U.S. Army at the Pentagon, Washington, D. C. He was a member of Albany Lodge 24, F&AM, and the present senior warden; a 32-degree Scottish Rite Masan, Hasan Temple. For many years he worked with and served as "Daddy Advisor" for Albany Assembly 28, Order of the Rainbow Girls. On 21 Jul 1956, Mr. Jacobs was awarded the Grand Cross of Color by The Supreme Assembly for distinguished service rendered in behalf of the Order of the Rainbow Girls. He attended Palmyra Road Methodist Church. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Mary Donna Shiver of Albany; a son, Sanford Lee Jacobs; father, O. W. Jacobs Sr of Greenville, Ga.; mother, Mrs. Clealan Jacobs of Albany; sister. Mrs. R. A. Casey of Albany; brother, R. C. Green of Albany; maternal grandmother, Mrs. A. A. Green of Albany; and a number of nieces and nephews, aunts, and uncles. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, 10 Jun 1959, at 4:40 PM at the Palmyra Road Methodist Church. The Rev Sam Buchanan and the Rev Roger Bass will conduct the services. Interment will follow in Riverside Cemetery, with Masonic rites. Active pallbearers of Albany Lodge 24, F&AM; Honorary: Members of the Masonic Lodge. The Order of Rainbow Girls will attend in a body.

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Obituary of Eva Jones Joiner as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 1 Mar 1989. Camilla, Georgia. Eva Jones Joiner, 83, of Camilla, died Tuesday 24 Jan 1989 at Palmyra Park Hospital in Albany. Funeral services were held on Thursday, 26 Jan 1989, in the Parker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev Charles Harper officiating. Burial was in the Branchville Cemetery. she was born 20 Dec 1905, in Mitchell County, daughter of Oscar and Mattie Palmer Jones. Her husband was Charlie Lee Joiner. She was a retired school teacher. She was a member of the Branchville United Methodist Church. Survivors include three sisters, Grace Rogers of Newton, Martha Klein and Elizabeth Howell of Albany; and several nieces and nephews. Pall bearers were her great nephews, Phillip Joiner, Richard Joiner, Gene Joiner, Mike Smith, Tod Rogers and Ronnie Jones.

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Obituary of William C. D. Joiner as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated ??. Camilla, Georgia. Mr. W. C. D. Joiner commonly known as Billy Joiner, passed away at his home near Pleasant Hill Sunday afternoon, 15 Jul 1923 . Mr. Joiner was about 67 years old at his death. He was born in Taylor County and moved to Mitchell County in 1871. In 1890 he married Miss Tempie Faircloth. Mr. Faircloth joined the Methodist church at Branchville when a youth. He is survived by a widow, four daughters and two sons. The daughters are: Mrs. Timothy Barnes, Mrs. Euco Luckey, Mrs. Ernest Lawson and Miss Ethel Lee Joiner. His sons are Carl and Cosby Joiner. Mr. Joiner is also survived by six brothers and one sister, Joe Joiner of Pelham, John Joiner of Branchville, James T. Joiner also of Branchville, Thomas J. Joiner of Newton, Middleton Joiner of Branchville, Charlie Joiner of Florida, Mrs. Joe Andrews of Branchville. The funeral service was conducted by Rev J. H. House of Camilla and assisted by Rev S. O. Thomas at Pleasant Hill Monday at 3:00 PM.

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Obituary of Julia Crosby Jones. Taken from "Obituaries from The Camilla Enterprise" compiled by the Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society (SWGS). Page 218. 1994. Julia Crosby Jones, 73, of Baconton, Ga. died Friday, Jan 3, 1992, at Palmyra Park Hospital in Albany, Ga. Funeral services were held at 1:00 PM Sunday, 5 Jan at the Parker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Lewis Crosby in charge. Burial was held in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Jones was born 26 Dec 1918, the daughter of Wilburn B. and Mattie Carr Crosby. She was the widow of the late George W. Jones. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Capps of Baconton, Ga.; three sons, George A. Jones and Nick Jones of Leesburg, Ga., and Jerry Jones of Baconton; two sisters, Azaolene Joiner of Thomasville, Ga., and Mrs. Shamiro Jones of Hinsonton, Ga., a brother, Will B. Crosby of Sale City, Ga.; and eight grandchildren. Parker Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.

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Obituary of Montine Thornton Keadle as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 17 Jul 1994. Albany, Georgia. CAMILLA, GA. - Montine Thornton Keadle, 85, of Camilla died Saturday, 16 Jul 1994, at her residence. The funeral will be at 4:30 PM today at Parker funeral Home with burial in Oakview Cemetery. The Revs Harris Malcolm and E. T. Davis will officiate. A native of Mitchell County, Mrs. Keadle was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include three daughters, Ouita Cross and Sara Phelps of Camilla and Susan Taylor of Pelham; six grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and a great-great grandchild.

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Obituary of Alda Lastinger taken From The Camilla Enterprise dated 6 Dec 1989 and compiled into the book "Obituaries of The Camilla Enterprise"-- Southwest Genealogical Society of Albany, Ga. Page 83. 1994. Alda Lastinger, 99, of Camilla died Sunday night, 3 Dec 1989 at Palmyra Nursing Home in Albany. Grave side services were held at 1:00 PM Tuesday, 5 Dec, in the Oakview Cemetery with the Rev. Bert New officiating. Miss Lastinger was born on 31 May 1890, in Pelham, the daughter of Elisha Perry and Martha Bell Stripling Lastinger. She was a member of the Camilla First Baptist Church. Survivors include one sister, Myrtle Rigsby of Sale City; and several nieces and nephews. Parker Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

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