of people who either lived in Mitchell County or were related to residents
Obituary of Jonah Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 27 Nov 1931. Camilla, Georgia. Mr. Jonah Palmer, beloved citizen of Mitchell County and until recently serving the county as Treasurer, passed away at his home in Pelham last Friday, 20 Nov 1931, morning at 5:00 AM. Though the announcement carried sorrow in every corner of the county the end was not unexpected, as Mr. Palmer had been seriously ill for some time and he had talked about it with friends who visited him, expressing resignation to meet the inevitable and a Christian's confidence in the future. Mr. Palmer was close to eighty years of age and had spent practically his entire life in the county. He loved his friends and never lost an opportunity to mingle with them at public gatherings held throughout the county. In his youth he was a noted singer and for many years headed the organization in this county sponsoring the singing conventions. He served the county for nearly twenty years as treasurer, being reelected several times without opposition. Recently he was forced to give up his office on account of the condition of his health. He was a faithful public servant, a man of old fashioned standards of honesty and integrity and enjoyed the confidence and esteem of all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the City Cemetery in Pelham last Saturday, 21 Nov 1931, morning, the open air service being necessary to accommodate the large number of people who attended. The services were conducted by H. N. Burnett, Rev S. O. Thomas and Rev C. C. Kiser. A quartette composed of Mr. Kiser, Mrs. Mays, Mr. Conner and Mr. Herring sang several of Mr. Palmer's favorite hymns. Mr. Palmer is survived by his wife and three children, Mr. Wright Palmer and Mrs. Julius Pickron of Pelham and Millwood Palmer of Macon. Those acting as pall bearers were: Messrs J. J. Harris, M. M. Payne, A. L. Wilder, D. A. Gandy of Pelham; E. M. Davis, G. B. Baggs and Judge Ben T. Burson of Camilla.
Obituary of Julia Mae Spence Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 4 Jun 1943. Camilla, Georgia. Mrs. William D. Palmer, prominent and beloved Camilla woman, died at her country home on the Newton Road Monday, 31 May 1943, at 11:00 AM following a long illness. Several weeks ago she underwent an operation, after which she seemed to improve but lost ground she had gained. In recent days her condition had been acute and little hope was held out for her recovery. Through all her long illness she made a brave and valiant fight, never complained or lost her courage, carrying to the last the same sunshiny smile and tender appreciation for loving attention of her family and friends during her illness. Funeral services took place Wednesday, 2 Jun 1943, at 4:00 PM at the Baptist Church, conducted by the pastor, Rev S. H. Bennett. Sorrowing friends and relatives filled the church auditorium and the flowers in great quantities and beauty of arrangement filled the entire space available within the chancel. Comforting hymns were beautifully sung by the church choir. Pall bearers were Dan Palmer, Frank Tyson, Carl Phelps, John Maples, W. W. Bullard, Crawford Collins, James Holton and Lewis Collins. Interment was in the family lot in Oakview Cemetery. Mrs. W. D. Palmer was the former Miss Julia May Spence, youngest daughter of the late Wiley Spence and Nellie Howard Spence. She was born 18 Nov 1887 and moved with her parents and sisters to Camilla when a little girl and spent the remainder of life here. When a young and beautiful girl of sixteen she was married 9 Nov 1904 to William Daniel Palmer, with whom she had lived in happy union for nearly 39 years. She was a born home maker and loved the things that make up a happy home and brought up a family of fine boys and girls to reflect honor and credit on their parents. She was proud to have three of her sons in the Armed Services for our country, one of them on foreign soil. Diligent about the many duties of the home, she was given to hospitality, was thoughtful of others, benevolent and kind. She met life with a smile and a song, was brave, cheerful and happy through dark days and fair and her example and influence meant much to those whose lives she had touched. She had been a member of the Baptist church since early in life, was faithful and consistent in her loyalty to the church and enjoyed its fellowship. Mrs. Palmer is survived by her husband and ten children; five daughters, Miss Carolyn Palmer of Albany; Miss Grace Palmer, member of the WAACS stationed at Daytona Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Charles Williford of Camilla and youngest daughters, Misses Hazel and Florence Palmer, living at home with their parents, and five sons, William O. Palmer, USA stationed at Battle Creek, Mich.; SSGT W. D. Palmer, Jr. stationed in Lincoln, Neb.; Pvt. Jos. H. Palmer stationed in North Africa and James Wiley Palmer and Frank Palmer of Camilla; and one grandchild, Jimmy Palmer. She leaves also two sisters, Mrs. W. C. Betts and Mrs. W. G. Mitchell both of Quincey, Fla.
Obituary of Julius Garland Palmer compiled from the Camilla newspaper The Camilla Enterprise dated 23 Aug 1991 by the Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society. Page 191. 1994. Julius Garland Palmer, 88, of Camilla, died Sunday, 18 Aug 1991 at the Mitchell County Hospital after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Tuesday, 20 Aug at eh Camilla United Methodist Church with Dr. John Deck officiating. Burial was at Akridge Cemetery. Palmer was born 28 Feb 1903, in Mitchell County, the son of Seaborn and Lila (Luckey) Palmer. He had been in the mens wear business for many years in Camilla and retired from Rosenberg's in Albany. He was a member of the Camilla United Methodist Church and the Jay Gardener Sunday School Class. He was also a member of the Camilla Masonic Lodge 128--past Worshipful Master and had been presented a 50 year pin for Masonic membership, and William T. Flint Chapter 303 of the Order of the Easter Star--pas Worthy Patron. Survivors include his wife, Lorena Bolton Palmer of Camilla; two daughters, Nina Palmer Simmons of Camilla and Jalna Palmer Alday of Athens; a son, J. Gene Palmer of Marietta; six grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. Parker Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.
Obituary of Laura Mattie Twitty Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 4 Dec 1953. Camilla, Georgia. Mrs. Laura Twitty Palmer, wife of the late James Hilliard Palmer and Camilla's oldest and most beloved citizen, died at Mitchell County Hospital Friday, 27 November 1953, at the age of 92. Stricken ill Thursday she was carried to the hospital where her condition seemed to improve and then changed for the worse, the end coming suddenly. Sorrow and regret at her passing spread to every home in the community where she had lived for almost a century. Unusually active in civic, educational and church affairs through the long years, and held in warm affection by myriads of friends who had known her companionship and tender ministry, she was truly Camilla's "first lady." Unselfish, kind and happy, she lived a full life up to the very end, her loveliness of soul and interest in people and affairs about her never failing. Mrs. Palmer was the daughter of the late Dr. John Barbour and Nannie Flake Twitty and was a native of Mitchell County. she was a graduate of LaGrange College and in her young ladyhood served as school and music teacher. A lifelong member of the Baptist Church she had served in many offices in her life and was an honorary member of Camilla Garden Club. Mrs. Palmer was Mitchell County's oldest Gold Star mother. Funeral services took place Sunday, 29 Nov 1953, afternoon at the First Baptist Church, conducted by the pastor, the Rev Charles C. Duncan, who was assisted by the Rev N. H. Williams. The large auditorium was crowded to capacity with friends and relatives and the large numbers of floral pieces evidenced love and sympathy of friends. Grandsons of Mrs. Palmer served as pallbearers. They were James Lee Adams, Joe Barbour Adams, Dr. Carroll P. Adams, E. K. Harrell, Jr., Hartley Palmer, Dan Palmer, Jr., Tom Palmer, Jr., and Neill Palmer. Interment was in the family plot in Oakview Cemetery. Survivors include two sons, Tom C. Palmer, Sr. and Dan Palmer, Sr. both of Camilla; and six daughters, Mrs. W. C. Adams, Mrs. Grover C. Burson, Mrs. Fort Baker and Mrs. E. K. Harrell of Camilla, Miss Louise Palmer of Camilla and Albany, and Mrs. Iverson Bennett of Mobile, Ala. One brother, Thomas Baker Twitty, Sr. of Camilla survives also and there are eighteen grandchildren and twenty-four great grandchildren.
Obituary of Louise Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 13 Sep 1989. Camilla, Georgia. Louise Palmer, 87, of Albany, formerly of Camilla, died Sunday afternoon, 10 Sep 1989, at the Mitchell County Convalescent Center. Funeral services were held Tuesday, 12 September at 2:00 PM at Parker Chapel with the Rev. Tony Haefs and the Rev E.T. Davis officiating. Burial was at Oakview Cemetery. Miss Palmer was born 31 Jan 1902, in Mitchell County, the daughter o the James Hilliard Palmer and Laura Twitty. She was a retired school teacher, taught in Dougherty and Muscogee County School Systems.. She was also a member of the Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany. Survivors include three sisters Mattie Barker, Helen Bennett and Lucy Harrell, all of Camilla; and a number of nieces and nephews. Miss Palmer's great nephews served as pallbearers. Parker Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Maybelle Irene Powell Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 20 Jul 1977. Camilla, Georgia. Mrs. Maybelle Powell Palmer, 87, died Monday morning at Mitchell County hospital after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Parker Funeral Home in Camilla with interment following in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. Rev. Edgar T. Davis officiated. Mrs. Palmer was born in Decatur County on September 29, 1889. She lived in Mitchell County for the last 80 years of her life and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Camilla. She is survived by four sons: Jack Palmer of Camilla, Tobey Palmer of Cuthbert, Bill Palmer of Albany and Max Palmer of Gainesville, Ga; two daughters: Mrs. Stanley Shiver of Quitman and Mrs. Alfred Johnson of Camilla; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. Parker Funeral Home was in charge.
Obituary of Margaret M. Anderson Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 21 January 1916. Camilla, Georgia. The Community was made sad when the news was spread abroad that Mrs. Maggie Palmer, wife of Mr. T. E. Palmer, had died on Thursday night between the hours of 11 and 12 o'clock. Prior to her death Mrs. Palmer had suffered for several days with pneumonia. (Note- she died nine days after the birth of her stillborn daughter and is buried beside her at Mt. Zion.) Funeral services were held on Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock at Mt. Zion Church conducted by Rev. H. N. Burnett, pastor of the deceased, assisted by Rev. O. P. Bently, of this city, and Rev. S. O. Thomas of Pelham. Mrs. Palmer leaves a husband and five children, all boys, to mourn her loss. She is also survived by her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Anderson of Thomasville, three sisters, Mrs.Luvie Rayburg of Thomasville, Mrs. Pine and another Mrs Connell of Nashville, and one brother, Mr. Hoyt Anderson of Thomasville. Mr and Mrs. Palmer had been married about eighteen years, from which union there were eight children, five of whom are now living. It is sad indeed to see the hand of death leave a happy home desolate, as the mother, the queen of that home, and the one on whom falls the greater care of rearing the little ones is taken away. Early in life the deceased became a Christian and united with the Baptist Church of which she was a faithful and constant member until death, and her body was carried to its last resting place from the little church where she had worshiped in life. She was a loving and faithful wife, a devoted mother, and a true friend. The community deeply sympathizes with Mr. Palmer and his family in their bereavement, and extend to them their condolences.
Obituary of Margaret Roles Palmer taken from "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 20 Sep 1991 and made a part of a compilation in a book entitled "Obituaries from The Camilla Enterprise"--Southwest Genealogical Society of Albany, Georgia. Page 198. 1994. Margaret Roles Palmer, 91, of Camilla, died Monday, 9 Sep 1991 at the St. Mary's Hospital in Athens, Ga. Grave side services were held at 2:00 PM Wednesday, 11 Sep, at the Oakview Cemetery with Dr. John Beck officiating. Mrs. Palmer was born 7 Sep 1900, in Camilla, the daughter of the late Charles Albert Roles and Anna Burnett Roles. Her husband was the late Jesse Claude Palmer. She was a member of the Camilla United Methodist Church. Survivors are a son, Jack Roles Palmer of Athens, two grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Obituary of Mary Ann Bustle Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 25 Jun 1915. Camilla, Georgia. Mrs. C. P. Palmer, one of the best known and most estimable ladies of the county died at her home near Mt. Zion church on Friday, 18 Jun 1915, at 11:00 AM after a lingering illness of several months. Mrs. Palmer had been a great sufferer for twenty three years, never having recovered from a stroke of paralysis. In the past few months her greatly impaired health rapidly gave way and the came as a sweet release to the patient sufferer. The deceased is survived by her husband, Mr. C. P. Palmer, and the following children; Mrs. M. Poore of near Sale City, Mrs. B. I. Powell of Mt. Zion, Mrs. Albert Akridge and Mrs. V. E. Rackley of near Sale City, Mrs. Claud Frazier of Dawson, and Messrs. Sam P., Hubert and Tenneth Palmer. Funeral services were held at Mt. Zion church on Saturday, 19 Jul 1915, at 11:00 AM, conducted by Rev H. N. Burnett, pastor of the deceased. Mrs. Palmer was sixty five years of age. She was a consistent member of Mt. Zion Baptist church for a number of years, and lived a fervent and useful Christian life. Her death comes as a sad shock to the many loved ones and friends who enjoyed the beauty and influence of her sweet womanhood and motherhood. the sorrowing family and relatives have the deep sympathy of the entire county in their bereavement.
Obituary of Mary McQuaig Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 15 Sep 1989. Camilla, Georgia. Mary Palmer, 94, of Camilla died Thursday morning, 14 Sep 1989, at Archbold Hospital in Thomasville, Georgia. Funeral services are to be held at 3:00 PM, Friday, 14 Sep, at Parker Chapel with the Rev Jasper Sadler and the Rev. Wade Dyches officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Mrs. Palmer was born 6 Sep 1895, in Mitchell County, the daughter of the late Wade McQuaig and Julie Moree. She was married to Ben Hill Palmer, with one son, Doffice Palmer, preceding her in death. She was also a member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Margaret Palmer of Camilla; four grandchildren, Beth Wood of Pelham, Sarah Kirkland of Camilla, Susan Palmer of Albany and Sandra Barrett of Meigs; and 10 great-grandchildren. Parker Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Milton "Mitt" Palmer from "The Camilla Enterprise" newspaper dated 30 Jan 1991. Southwest Genealogical Society. This obituary was subsequently published in a book titled "Obituaries from The Camilla Enterprise." Page 146. 1994. Milton "Mitt" Palmer, 80, of Pelham died Tuesday 22 Jan 1991, in the Mitchell County Hospital. Funeral Services were held at 3:00 PM 24 Jan at Braswell Funeral Chapel with the Rev. W.F. Dyches, Sr., officiating, assisted by the Rev. Doug Mays of Arlington Methodist. Burial was in the Meigs, Ga. Cemetery. Palmer was born in the Mount Olive Community of Mitchell County on 22 Aug 1910, the son of Neadom Lee and Lucy Ott Palmer. He married Faye Palmer in 1934. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Glenda Fay Palmer Croycraft of Cleveland, Missouri in 1981. He was a retired farmer and salesman. He was a member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife, Fay Powell Palmer, three sons, Lee, Norris, and Neil Palmer, all of Pelham; a daughter, Deane Palmer Guice of Arlington; a brother, Hubert Lee Palmer of Pelham; a sister Vela Palmer Trammell of Pelham; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Pallbearers were his grandsons, Nicky, Kelly, Stacy, Cory, and Kermit Palmer; Wes Humphries, Monty Guice, Merril Guice, Neil Palmer, Jr. and Davie Woods. Braswell Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Preston Hamilton Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 23 Nov 1956. Camilla, Georgia. Coming as a shock to family and a host of friends was news of the sudden death of Mr. Preston Hamilton Palmer who died at the age of 67 at his home in the Camilla Housing Project early Tuesday morning. He had been in ill health for some time. His wife discovered him dead when she arose Tuesday morning. Born in Mitchell County in Oct 1889 Mr. Palmer was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Palmer. Mr. Palmer farmed all of his life and was a landowner. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Camilla where funeral services were held Wednesday, 21 Nov 1956, afternoon. Rev Charles Duncan, pastor, officiated. Interment was in Oakview Cemetery. Nephews served as pall bearers. Bramlett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. In early life Mr. Palmer was happily married to the former Miss Minnie Lee Moore who survives him along with his two daughters, Mrs. Jack Culpepper of Winter Haven, Fla. and Mrs. Ben Bateman of Ft. Bragg, N. C.; one son, Jerome Palmer of Camilla; three brothers, including his twin brother Ambrose of Pelham Russ of Pelham and Tom of Camilla; two sisters, Mrs. Chan Powell of Pelham and Mrs. Rask J. Embanks of Sale City.
Obituary of Seaborn E. Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 7 Jun 1946. Camilla, Georgia. Mr. Seaborn E. Palmer, aged and widely known and loved Mitchell county farmer, died at his home in Mt. Zion community Sunday 2 Jun 1946, following a ten day illness from pneumonia. News of Mr. Palmer's death has caused sorrow among numerous friends in this county. Funeral services took place at Mt. Zion Baptist church Tuesday, 4 Jun 1946 at 11:00 AM, conducted by Rev S. H. Bennett, of Camilla and the Rev W. M. Davis of Meigs, and attended by a large concourse of friends. Music was in charge of the church choir and there were many beautiful flowers attesting to love and thoughtfulness of friends. Pallbearers, all grandsons of Mr. Palmer, were Vaughn Yates, Maitland Yates, Durant Jones, Doffice Palmer, Malcolm Palmer and Theodore Maples. Internment was in the family lot in the cemetery near the church. Mr. Palmer was 88 years of age when death came to him. He was born and reared in this county and spent his entire life here. Early in life he begun farming, a trade in which he was successful through hard work, constant and thoughtful attention and love of the soil. He lived his life quietly. He was devoted to his family and the people of the surrounding community and to the church. He was a long time member of Mt. Zion Baptist church and loved its services and fellowship. He served for a number of years as deacon in the church. Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Lila Luckey and the following children: Mrs. Oscar Jones of Camilla, Mrs. H. H. Yates of Pelham, Charlie P. Palmer of Harmony, Mrs. Burl Maples of Mobile, Ala., Roy Palmer of Cotton, Albert, Ben Hill and Miss Vera Palmer of Camilla, B. P. and Julius Palmer of Camilla and several grandchildren.
Obituary of Thelma Mercer Palmer as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 4 Sep 1996. Albany, Georgia. Pelham, Ga. - Thelma Mercer Palmer, 87, of Americus, formerly of Pelham, died Sunday, 1 Sep 1996, at Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus. The funeral will be at 3:30 PM Thursday, 5 Sep 1996, at Braswell funeral Home in Pelham with burial in Mispah Cemetery. Elder Hushell Walker will officiate. A native of Sumter County, Mrs. Palmer was a homemaker and a member of New Hope Primitive Baptist Church. She was the widow of the late Issac Lester Palmer. survivors include two sons, K. D. Palmer Sr. and Gary Palmer of Pelham; a daughter, Zelma Williams of Pelham; three brothers, Fred V., David G. and Jessie Mercer all of Albany; three sisters, Inez Barron of Lawrenceville, Anne Gardner of Putney and Betty Bryant of Americus; eight grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.
Obituary of Thomas Embry Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 12 Jul 1962. Camilla, Georgia. Funeral services for Thomas Embry Palmer, age 84, retired Camilla farmer who died Monday at Whispering Pines Nursing Home in Thomasville, were held Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Officiating was the Rev. Edgar T. Davis, Jr., pastor of First Baptist Church of Camilla, the Rev. Jasper Sadler, of Pelham and the Rev. M. D. Reed. Interment followed in the church cemetery with Bramlett Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Born in Mitchell County, Mr. Palmer was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church and a Mason who had recently received his 50-year service pin. He is survived by seven sons, Cecil Palmer of Elberton, Turner Palmer of Mobile, Ala., Austic (sic) Palmer of Tifton, Frank and Ed Palmer of Camilla, Tom Palmer of Hampton, Va. and Leslie Daniel of Potomas Beach,Va; five sisters, Mrs. O. L. Davis, Mrs. B. C. Williams, Miss Viola Palmer and Mrs. Frank Jones, all of Camilla, and Mrs. Johnny Embanks of Sale City; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mr. Palmer's wife preceded him in death several years ago.
Obituary of Tommie Hilsman Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 12 Apr 1957. Camilla, Georgia. Funeral services for Tom Hilsman Palmer, 69, will be held Wednesday at 3:30 p. m. at Mt. Zion Church. Interment will be in the church cemetery with the Rev. Charles Duncan, the Rev. P. K. Keadle, and the Rev. N. H. Williams officiating. Pallbearers are C. P. Palmer, Roy Palmer, Ben Hill Palmer, Julius Palmer, B. P. Palmer and Albert Palmer. Son of the late Harmon Preston Palmer and Annie Jane Luckey Palmer, pioneer citizens of Mitchell County, Mr. Palmer was born and reared here. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and was active in community affairs. He held wide business and farming interests. He died at his home Sunday following a long illness. Besides his wife, the former Mabelle Palmer, survivors include six sons, Theodore Palmer, Euitt Palmer, Jack Palmer, all of Camilla, Zuber (Toby) Palmer, Cuthbert, Billy Palmer, Albany, and Maxie Palmer, San Diego, Calif.; two daughters, Mrs. Alfred Johnson, Camilla, and Mrs. Stanley Shiver, Quitman; a brother, Ambrose Palmer, Cotton; two sisters, Mrs. R. J. Embanks, Sale City, and Mrs. Chan Powell, Pelham; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Obituary of Vera Valda Daughtry Palmer. Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society (SWGS) of Albany, Ga.. Taken from "Obituaries of The Camilla Enterprise" compiled by the SWGS. Page 226. Vera Valda Daughtry Palmer, 93, of Pelham, Ga. died Sunday 16 Feb 1992 at the Pelham Parkway Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Tuesday 18 Feb at 3:00 PM at Mispah Primitive Baptist Church The Elder Max Childs officiated and burial was in the Mispah Cemetery. Born 2 Aug 1898 in Grady County, she was the daughter of Hardy Lee and Lou Gennie Eaton Daughtry. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mispah Primitive Baptist Church. She was married to the late Cleveland Palmer. Survivors include two daughters, Myrtle Howell of Pelham, Ga., and Doris Cumbie of Climax; one brother, Fred Daughtry of Meigs; four sisters, Mattie Lou Belk of Pelham, Ameila Holley and Lucille Falor of Meigs, and Ella Jean Rogero of Largo, Fla; eight grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren. Braswell Funeral Home of Pelham was in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Virginia Spence Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 21 Dec 1990. Camilla, Georgia. Virginia Spence Palmer, 70, of Baconton, died Wednesday, 19 Dec 1990, at Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, 22 Dec at Parker Funeral Home in Camilla. Mrs. Palmer was born in Mitchell County on 24 Oct 1920, the daughter of Seab Randolph and Winnie Lou Tabb Spence. She was retired beautician. She was also a member of Camilla First Baptist Church. Survivors include two brothers, Louis Spence of Baconton and Bobbie Joe Spence, Sr., of Jamesville, N. C. Parker Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
Obituary of William Cecil Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 17 Sep 1920. Camilla, Georgia. A distinct shock was felt by many friends throughout the county at the news of the death of Mr. Will C. Palmer at his home near Mt. Zion on Saturday, 11 Sep 1920 at 7:00 PM, after an illness of only a few days from heart trouble. Mr. and Mrs. Palmer had gone up to Pritchardsville, S .C., about two weeks ago to visit their son, MR. C. U. Palmer. Mr. Palmer was taken ill there and his wife and son brought him back to Camilla Thursday of last week. He continued to grow worse until Saturday evening when the end came. His entire family were with him when he passed away, except one son, Mr. Allie Palmer, Pittsburg, Pa., who had been summoned home, but was unable to get here until Monday. The funeral took place at Pleasant Hill church on Monday at 3:30 PM. The little church was not large enough to hold the large crowd of people present, a number of them standing outside during the services. Rev H. N. Burnett conducted the services in the church, rendering a touching tribute to the life of the deceased. The St. Paul's Commandery of Knights Templars then took charge of the body, laying it to rest with impressive ceremonies of the order. The pall bearers were Knights Templars also. The deceased was a son of Mr. C. P. Palmer and was born and reared in this county. He was about fifty one years of age at the time of his death. About thirty years ago he was married to Miss Sara Williams, daughter of Mr. Wilbur Williams, of this county, who now survives him, together with the following children: Mr. C. U. Palmer of Prithardsville, S C., Mr. Alli Palmer of Pittsburg, Pa., Misses Leona and Willie Palmer, and two young sons, Bruce and Woodrow. Early in life Mr. Palmer joined the Mt. Zion Baptist church, of which he continued a faithful member until death and possessed a type of Christianity which bore the test of long experience. He was a Christian gentlemen of the highest order and held affectionate regard of numbers of warm friends. Mr. Palmer had long been one of the most prominent farmers of the county and was also engaged in turpentine and naval stores interests in South Carolina. A quiet, staunch and solid citizen was he, and a man whose peer is hard to find. The deceased is also survived by his father, Mr. C. P. Palmer, his three brothers, Messrs. Sam, Hubert and Tenneth Palmer, and four sisters, Mrs. Alice Powell, Mrs. M. Poore, Mrs. V. E. Rackley, and Mrs. Claud Frazier, all of Mitchell county except Mrs. Frazier who lives in Newton. The bereaved family and loved ones of this good man have the tender sympathy of their numbers of friends throughout the county.
Obituary of Willaim "Buster" Otis Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 9 Jan 1991. Camilla, Georgia. William "Buster" Otis Palmer, 82, of Camilla died Saturday, 5 Jan 1991, at the Camilla retirement Center. Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM Monday, 7 Jan, at the First Baptist Church in Camilla with the Rev Edgar T. Davis and the Rev Harris Malcolm officiating. Burial was held at Pinecrest Memorial Gardens. Pall bearers were Danny Palmer, Joey Palmer, Mike Palmer, Jimmy Palmer, Dan and Bill Baker. Palmer was born in Mitchell County 7 Oct 1908, the son of the late William Daniel and Julia Spence Palmer Sr. He was an automobile salesman. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church in Camilla. Survivors include his wife, Celestine Tisinger Palmer; a daughter, Susan Palmer Redfearn of Pavo; a son-in-law, B. Hall Redfearn of Pavo; three brothers, W. D. Palmer, Jr., Howard Palmer and Frank Palmer of Camilla; four sisters, Grace Youmans of Putney, Vivian Williford and Hazel Clark of Camilla, and Florence Baker of Sale City; two grandsons, Hall Redfearn of Albany and Todd Palmer Redfearn of Statesboro; and a granddaughter, Suzanne Redfearn of Statesboro. Parker Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Margaret Mansfield Parkman as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 8 Dec 1994. Albany, Georgia. MOULTRIE, GA. - Margaret Mansfield Parkman, 91, of Doerun died Tuesday, 6 Dec 1994, at Colquitt Regional Medical Center after an extended illness. The funeral will be at 3:00 PM Thursday, 8 Dec 1994, at Cobb Funeral Home with burial in Cool Springs Cemetery. The Rev Floyd Porter will officiate. A native of Mitchell County, Mrs. Parkman was a homemaker attended Mount Sinai in Doerun and was a Baptist. Survivors include two sons, Troy Parkman of Winter Haven, Fl., and Dewey Parkman of Albany; two brothers, Paul Mansfield of Winter Haven, Fl., and Henry Mansfield of Jacksonville, Fl.; a sister, Essie Louise Joyner of Haines City, Fl.; 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
Obituary of Minnie Lee Bouchelle Pitts as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 29 Apr 1958. Albany, Georgia. Mrs. R. L. Pitts, 78, of 829 Society Avenue, died Sunday, 27 April 1958, at the home of her son, Cecil B. Pitts. Mrs. Pitts had been in declining health for six months. She was a resident in Albany for 53 years. Her husband, the late Robert Lee Pitts, died 15 Oct 1945. Mrs. Pitts was the former Miss Minnie Lee Bouchelle of Maxeys, Georgia. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Albany. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mildred McGuirt of Albany; a son, Cecil B. Pitts of Albany; two brothers; H.M. Bouchelle of Social Circle, Georgia, and J. W. Bouchelle of Milledgeville, Georgia; a sister, Mrs. Mae Sue Nicholson of Maxeys; and eight grandchildren. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, 29 April at 2:30 PM at the First Baptist Church, Dr. Leonard Stephens officiating. Interment will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers will be D. C. Campbell Jr., Richard Hobbs, J. W. Williams, Lazarus Crine, W. L. Banks and W. B. Stripling. Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Robert Lee Pitts as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 16 Oct 1945. Albany, Georgia. Robert Lee Pitts, 66, local grocery man, died at Phoebe Putney Hospital Monday morning, 15 Oct 1945, after a short illness. He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Minnie Lee Bouchelle of Maxeys, Georgia, and three children: two daughters, Mrs. S. B. Luckey and Miss Mildred Pitts, and one son, Cecil Pitts, all of Albany; one brother, Luther L. Pitts of Williamson. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the Albany Undertaking Company, Tuesday, 16 Oct 1945, at 3:00 PM with Dr. Leonard Stephens, pastor of the First Baptist Church conducting. Mr. Pitts was a member of the First Baptist Church. Pallbearers will be I. M. Bradford, C. P. Hubble, W. B. Stripling, J. L. Flowers, and R. R. Arthur. Interment will be in the Crown Hill Cemetery.
Obituary of Zelda Lou Hudson Pitts as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 2 Feb 1983. Albany, Georgia. The funeral service of Mrs. Zelda Pitts, 65, of 415 Forest Glen Road, who died Monday, 31 Jan 1983, will be conducted Wednesday at 4:00 PM at Kimbrell-Stern Chapel with internment to follow at Crown Hill Cemetery. A native of Crisp County, Mrs. Pitts resided in Albany for 62 years. She was a member of Byne Memorial Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Cecil B. Pitts of Albany, four sons, Robert Lee Pitts, John Rodney Pitts, Arthur Ray Pitts and Richard Victor Pitts all of Albany; a brother, Emmett Hudson of Albany, two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Vining of Atlanta and Mrs. O. C. Minix of Albany; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Obituary of Benton I. Powell as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 29 May 1914. Camilla, Georgia. Mr. B. I. Powell used a pistol early Wednesday morning to end his life. Despondent about health was the cause of his rash act. He was a son of the late James H. Powell. Mr. Ben I. Powell, killed himself early Wednesday morning at the home of his mother, Mrs. J. H. Powell in this city. Death resulted from a bullet fired from a revolver held close to the right temple and which passed entirely through the head. Death is supposed to have resulted instantly. The suicide was not discovered until Wednesday morning about 7 o'clock when a member of the family went to Mr. Powell's room to call him for breakfast. When he failed to answer, the room was opened and the body was found lying on the bed. He had apparently been sitting on the side of the bed when the shot was fired and fell back dead. A revolver with only one cartridge exploded was found tying on the floor at his feet. He was undressed as if about to retire but the bed had not been disturbed. Mr. Powell had been on the police force for a few days and went off duty at 12 o'clock the night of his death. The pistol shot did not arouse the family, but neighbors heard a shot about 2 o'clock in the morning. Members of his family state that Mr. Powell had been suffering from a nervous attack due to a chronic trouble from which he had suffered for several years. He was barely able to work and this fact caused him to become very despondent. It is believed that this condition of mind in connection with his nervous condition caused him to commit the rash act. Mr. Powell's wife and children were staying at the home of Mr. C. P. Palmer, Mrs. Powell's father, until he could secure a house in Camilla and he was staying temporarily at the home of his mother. The deceased was a son of the late James H. Powell of this county and was reared here. He was forty-two years of age. He is survived by a wife, two little daughters, an aged mother, two brothers and three sisters. The funeral took place at Oakview Cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 5 o'clock, Rev. J. P. Chatfield, pastor of the Methodist church officiating. The sorrowing family and relatives have the deep sympathy of the entire community in their bereavement. Those acting as pall bearers were Messrs: J. B. Lewis; J. C. Wilson; R. H. Watts; J. W. Middleton; R. E. L. Culpepper and Col. B. T. Burson.
Obituary of Jane Elizabeth Ann Palmer Rackley as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 13 Jul 1923. Camilla, Georgia. Many hearts throughout the county were made sad by the death of Mrs. V.E. Rackley, which took place at her home here on Thursday night of last week, 5 Jul 1923, after an illness of several months. Mrs. Rackley was affected with a complication of troubles, was taken to the hospital at Albany for operation and treatment and everything possible was done for her relief, but to no avail, though she lingered through months of suffering before the end came on Thursday night. Funeral services were held Friday, 6 Jul 1923 at 4:00 PM at Mt Zion Church where the deceased had been brought up from childhood. The services were conducted by Rev H.N. Burnett and a large number of friends and relatives were present to pay their tribute of love and respect to the memory of their loved one. A large number of beautiful floral offerings, placed on the casket by loving hands, gave mute testimony of their kind regard. The body was laid to rest in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Mrs. Rackley was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Palmer and was born and brought up in this county. She had just reached the height of usefulness and bloom of womanhood when stricken by the hand of disease and death, and had scarcely reached her fortieth year of age when her sweet spirit passed from earthly habitation to her Heavenly home. The deceased possessed a true type of Christian womanhood, kind gentle and loving, unselfish and retiring, she lived her life quietly for others and as a wife and mother she fulfilled a ministry that could not be estimated in earthly terms. When just a young girl she was converted and joined the Baptist Church and was a faithful member as long as she lived. The deceased is survived by her husband and the following children; Misses Eunice, Wilma, Marjorie and Chloe Loyd, young girls in the 'teen ages, and two smaller children Vasser E. and Joyce, all of whom mourn her loss. Mrs. Rackley leaves also the following sisters and brothers; Mrs. M.M. Poore of Sale City; Mrs. Alice Powell, Messrs. Sam P., Hubert and Tenneth Palmer, all of Camilla, and Mrs, Claud Frazier of Baker County.
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