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Obituary of Ruby S. Shirah Rackley as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 16 Jun 1944. Camilla, Georgia. Causing widespread sorrow was the death of Mrs. R. C. Rackley, of Baconton, prominent and beloved Mitchell County woman, which occurred on Friday, 9 Jun 1944, at the Cairo hospital following a two week illness. Funeral services took place Sunday, 11 Jun 1944, at 5:00 PM at Pleasant Grove church, conducted by Rev S. H. Bennett, assisted by Rev W. L. Davis and Rev A. D. Lastinger, and attended by a large assembly of friends. Interment was in the church cemetery. Acting as pall bearers were Ernest B. Rackley, Lyman G. Hinson, J. G. Hathcock, M. P. Williams, J. T. Blackman and Vance Williams. Bramlett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Rackley was born and reared in this county and was 46 years of age when death came to her. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Shirah. She was married 27 years ago to Mr. R. C. Rackley and spent her entire married life at their home near Baconton. Mrs. Rackley was an earnest Christian and a good woman. She was a lifelong member of Pleasant Hill Baptist church, having become a member there in early childhood. Surviving are her husband and four children, Miss Mary Lou Rackley of Baconton, Mrs. James Edwards of Greenough community, Pvt. Carl B. Rackley of U. S. Armed Services of England, and Laban Rackley of Baconton. She leaves four grandchildren. Also surviving are her six sisters, Mrs. C. H. Vines of Doerun, Mrs. D. W. Adams of Baconton, Mrs. Braid Williams of Plant City, Fla., Mrs. G. W. Faircloth of Baconton, Mrs. C. F. Fowler of Pelham and Mrs. Miles Mansfield of Baker County.

Obituary of Vassar E. Rackley as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 1 Mar 1935. Camilla, Georgia. News was received here, that Mr. V. E. Rackley, of Pelham, had died at the home of his daughter, near Swainsboro, Ga. No particulars were learned as to his illness. The body was sent to Pelham for burial. Mr. Rackley was born and reared in this county and had many friends who will be grieved to learn of his death. He is survived by several children.

Obituary of Agnes Akridge Ryan as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 25 Aug 1993. Albany, Georgia. Agnes Akridge Ryan, Pelham's First Citizen of the Year in 1959, died Saturday, 21 Aug 1993, at her home in Pelham, Ga. She was 91. Funeral services were held Monday, 23 Aug, at 11:00 AM at the Braswell Funeral Home Chapel. Dr. Hal Hunter officiated. Burial was in the Pinecrest Memory Gardens. She was a "one person beautification committee for the whole town," Miriam Powell said. Mrs. Powell is chairman of the Pelham Arts and Heritage Council. Mrs. Ryan developed several parks in Pelham, trimmed shrubbery and trees, and planted flowers along roadsides and public places throughout Pelham, Mrs. Powell said. In addition, she was a certified flower show judge, and oversaw or made floats for parades in Thomasville and Albany for 25 or 30 years. "She always saw that Pelham was represented," Mrs. Powell said. "She was dedicated to the city and worked for no pay." "She did a lot to improve the looks of Pelham," Lilah Summerlin said. She got out and did the work herself. She was interested in growing things and making places beautiful. She was a slight woman in stature, but go a lot of things done. We don't have many people who give of their time like that, expecting nothing in return. For a while she was unofficial grounds keeper at the Methodist Church in Pelham. She was involved in fundraisers for the March of Dimes on the local and national level and she was a member of the Thomasville Garden Club. She also initiated the recreation program for teens at "The Barracks" on Grady Street, Miss Summerlin said. Born 17 Dec 1901, in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late John and Zenia Palmer Akridge. She was a homemaker and was a member of the Hand Memorial United Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, William R. "Billy" Ryan of Pelham; one daughter, Margaret Curles of Pelham; two sisters, Hettie Park of Thomasville and Inez Reeves of Pahokee, Fla; one granddaughter, Lise Brenner of Biloxi, Miss. and one great granddaughter, Logan Ryan Brenner. Active pall bearers were M. R. Stewart, Steve Brenner, Hulon Whigham, Marlin Wickline and Henry Lamar. Braswell Funeral Home of Pelham was in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Marcus Judson Sanders as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 8 Sep 1944. Camilla, Georgia. Mr. M. J. Sanders, prominent Mitchell County farmer, of Evergreen community, died Sunday, 3 Sep 1944, at 1:00 AM at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville after a ten day illness. News of his death caused sorrow and regret among numbers of friends in this county. Funeral services took place Monday, 4 Sep 1944, at 4:00 PM at Evergreen Baptist Church with Rev S. H. Bennett of Camilla Baptist Church officiating, assisted by Rev W. S. Boyton of Pelham. Acting as pall bearers were C. F. Williford, L. R. Goff, Judson L. Green, Henry Edison, Arthur Pitts and W. S. Hilliard. Bramlett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Interment was in the family plot in Oakview Cemetery. Marcus "Mark" Judson Sanders died in his 64th year. He was born and reared in this county and spent his entire life here. He was married to Miss Susie Rebecca Adams, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wyatt Adams, and located in Evergreen community where he was engaged in farming. He had been a member of Evergreen Baptist Church for a number of years and had many friends were saddened by his death. Mr. Sanders is survived by his wife and four children, Mrs. W. C. Burford of Perry, Fla.; Otis C. Sanders of Panama City, Fla.; Mrs. E. Ferns of Portsmouth, Va.; and Hollis Sanders of Camilla. There are also nine grandchildren. All of his children and grandchildren were here for the funeral except one grandson, William Burford with U. S. Armed Forces in Italy. Surviving brothers and sisters of the deceased are Emmett Sanders of Albany, A. L. Sanders of National City, Cal.; Miss Belle Sanders of Macon and Mrs. Mattie Warren of Nashville, Tenn.

Obituary of Leila Palmer Sellers. Taken from "Obituaries from The Camilla Enterprise" compiled by the Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society, Inc. (SWGS) of Albany, Ga. Page 261. 1994. Leila Palmer Sellers, 95, of Albany, died Tuesday 8 Sep 1992 at Palmyra Nursing Home in Albany. Funeral services were held Thursday, 10 Sep at 3:00 PM. The Elder Max Childs officiated and the Rev. Tony Haefs of Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany assisted. Burial was in the Mispah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Born 30 Sep 1896, in Mitchell County, Ga. she was the daughter of John Melton and Mattie Willis Palmer. She was a homemaker and member of the Mispah Primitive Baptist Church. She was married to the late Alto Sellers. Survivors include a daughter, Velma S. Cross of Albany; a son, Carroll Sellers of Pelham; four grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Active pallbearers were Carroll V. Sellers, John A. Sellars, Hewis Cross, Stacy Edwards, Palmer Smith, Merrilol Palmer, Louie Palmer and Lamar Palmer. Braswell Funeral Home of Pelham was in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Carl J. Shirah Sr. as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 4 Oct 1989. Camilla, Georgia. Carl J. Shirah Sr, 81, of Bainbridge, Ga. died Tuesday, 26 Sep 1989. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Thursday, 28 Sep at Cox Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Luther Hasty and Dr. Carl Blankenship officiating. Burial was in Brinson Cemetery. Shirah was born in Mitchell County on 7 February 1908, and lived in Decatur County for the past 64 years. He was a service engineer with Miller Hydro Company of Bainbridge for 50 years until his retirement in 1980. He was also a member of the Highway Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Ruth Yeates Shirah of Bainbridge; two daughters, Louise Marshall of Bainbridge and Grace Holt of Tampa, Fla; a son, Carl J. Shirah Jr. of Bainbridge; three sisters, Ruby Maples of Savannah, Lucille Jackson of Brookfield, and Sadie Mae Taylor of Camilla; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Active pallbearers were James Stabler, Donnie Yeats, Hill Yeats, Robert Smith, James Williamson and Edward Smith. Honorary pallbearers were John Timmons, B.B. Dixon Jr., Lester Donalson, Henry Ethridge, Hiawatha Gleaton, Raliegh Rollins, Vance Custer, Vernon Dasher, Skeet Olive, W.M. Coyle, Ed Ruffin and H. G. Farnell. Cox Funeral Home in Bainbridge had charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Katie Mae Mercer Shirah as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 10 Aug 1988. Camilla, Georgia. Katie Mae Mercer Shirah, 87, of Camilla, died Monday, 8 Aug 1988 at Mitchell County Hospital. Mrs. Shirah is the mother of Lamar Shirah, publisher of The Camilla Enterprise. Grave side services will be conducted at 4:00 PM Wednesday, 10 Aug 1988 in the Hopeful Cemetery with the Rev Joe Holden officiating and Dr. Hal Hunter assisting him. Mrs. Shirah, born 25 Sep 1900, in Houston County, Ala., was the daughter of the late William W. and Roberta Richardson Mercer. She was married to the late George W. Shirah. She was a member of Hopeful Baptist Church. In addition to Lamar Shirah, survivors include two daughters, Lucy Hassell of Greensboro, N. C., and Helen Guggino of Atlanta; one brother, James Mercer of Cairo; three sisters, Mrs. Autry Sawyer of Columbus, Eula Davidson of Athens, and Eunice Parrott of Newton; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Parker Funeral Home of Camilla has charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Lougenia Aycock Shirah as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 22 Dec 1922. Camilla, Georgia. Many friends throughout this section of the county were grieved to hear of the death of Mrs. Jennie Shirah, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W.M. Lucky, of Pleasant Hill Community on Friday night, 15 Dec 1922 after and illness of several weeks. Funeral services were held at Pleasant Hill Church Saturday at 2:30 PM attended by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends. The services were conducted by Rev H.N. Burnett. Mrs. Shirah was the widow of the late Mr. A.G. Shirah, who preceded her to the grave about three years ago. She was sixty four years of age when her earthly pilgrimage came to an end and entered into the rest prepared for her. She had been a Christian since her early childhood when she united with the Baptist church and her life had been one of unselfish service and Christian influence to all with whom she came in contact. She was beloved by a large number of friends, who join the bereaved family in mourning her loss. Mrs. Shirah is survived by her three daughters, Mrs. W.M. Lucky, Mrs. C.E. Rackley, Mrs. C.H. Vines and by several step-children and a number of near relatives.

Obituary of Alice McCranie Shiver as written in "The Quitman Free Press" dated 5 Jul 1973. Quitman, Georgia. Mrs. Alice McCranie Shiver, 65, died at the Brooks County Hospital June 26th following an illness of several weeks. Her husband, Herbert Cornelius Shiver, had preceded her in death by one month. Mrs. Shiver was born February 14, 1908 in Cook County, a daughter of the late John McCranie and Sallie McKinney McCranie. She moved to Quitman from Savannah in 1960 and was a member of Philadelphia Baptist Church. She is survived by one brother, Bill McCranie of Macon. Funeral services were held June 27th from Maxwell Funeral Home Chapel with interment following in Philadelphia Cemetery. The Rev. James D. Hancock conducted the rites and pallbearers included Kenneth Jones, James Edmondson, Tom Lodge, Roy Jones, Fred McCracken, and Adrian Artuengo.

Obituary of Ben Russell Shiver as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated ?? 1955. Camilla, Georgia. Ben R. Shiver, 59, former Camilla Citizen, died suddenly in Miami last Thursday from a heart attack, while fishing in the St. John's River. Mr. Shiver was a native of Camilla but moved to Miami in 1920 and served with the City Police and Fire Departments for 25 years, retiring in 1949. He was appointed to the Post of District Supervisor for the State Beverage Department in 1954 and served there until recently. Funeral Services were held Monday afternoon in Miami and interment was at Woodlawn Park. Mr. Shiver is survived by his wife, Nina, who lives at 91 Northeast 19th Street, Miami, and a daughter, Mrs. A. J. Greene of Jacksonville, Florida; 4 sisters, Mrs. Lee Daniels, Thomasville, Mrs. Ruby Wilson, Jacksonville, Fla, Mrs. Ludie Daniels of Port St. Joe, Florida, Mrs. Harry McGahee Moultrie, Ga., and 4 brothers: Johnny Shiver, Jessie Shiver, Morris Shiver, all of Camilla and Perry Shiver of Pelham. Mr. Shiver was a veteran of WWI and a past commander of the William McAllister Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars in Miami, a past State Commander of the VFW, a Mason and Shriner, and a past commander of the Shriner's Legion of Honor. He was also a member of the Floriday Mango Forum, the Sportsman's Club of Dade County, and the retired City Employees Association. The Masons had charge of services at the grave side and the VFW gave a 3 round salute. All four brothers from Mitchell County attended the funeral services and Mrs. Lee Daniels of Thomasville.

Memorial Article about Bessie Cook Shiver written by Mrs. J.W. Beck and Mrs. Bruce Clenny. Unknown date or newspaper. IN MEMORIAL: A shadow of sorrow was cast over our church and community when it became known that our sister, Mrs. Bessie Shiver, had been called from earth away. Her going closed a noble and most beautiful Christian life. Sister Shiver was born July 30, 1896. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Cook. Very early in life she joined the Baptist church and lived a consistent and devoted member until death. She was married to Mr. Troy Shiver on November 30, 1914, living happily together until called home. On August 19, 1931 in the flower of her young womanhood, our loving Heavenly Father in his wisdom, and for his own glory, saw best to take her to himself. It is hard for us to understand why in early life, with a bright future and the promise of a useful life, but it was the Father's will. Beside her husband and two children, she is survived by her parents and two brothers. We, the committee, in behalf of the Church, desire to express our deep sorrow at her going, and our appreciation of her consecrated Christian life. To the bereaved ones we extend our heartfelt sympathy and pray that God's choicest blessings may abide with each and all of them. She has gone to yonder city, to abide forever more, to that land of fadeless beauty, she has reached a brighter shore. (Signed) Mrs. J. W. Beck; Mrs. Bruce Clenny.

Obituary of Billy Joe Shiver as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 27 Mar 1996. Albany, Georgia. Billy Joe Shiver, 63, of Bethlehem, Ga. died Sunday at Walton Medical Center in Monroe, Ga. The funeral will be at 11:00 AM Thursday, 28 Mar 1996, at Mathews Oaklawn Chapel Funeral Home. The Rev Vaughn Cornell will officiate. A native of Pelham, Mr. Shiver lived in Panama City, Fla, before moving to Bethlehem a year ago. He was a retired district manager with Metropolitan Insurance Company, Marine Corps veteran of the Korean War, a Mason and a member of Hadgi Shrine Temple and the Elks Lodge NO. 1598. He was a Methodist. Survivors include three sons, Green Smith Shiver of Panama City, Francis Wayne Shiver of Amelia, Va. and Jerry Ernest Shiver of Belgium, Wisc.; a daughter, Jennifer Faith Shiver Munro of Wichita, Kan.; two brothers, Moe Shiver of Albany, and Ernest Alvin shiver of Meigs; three sisters, Jeannette Clark and Geraldine Shiver of Albany and Mary Donna Hancock of Hogansville; and 10 grandchildren.

Obituary of Camilla Maples Shiver as written in"The Albany Herald" dated 6 Jan 1948. Albany, Georgia. Mrs. Camilla Maples Shiver, 54, died at her home at 510 North Jackson Street yesterday, 5 Jan 1948 at 6:00 PM following two months illness. Mrs. Shiver moved to Albany from Camilla about 3 years ago and made many friends who mourn her death. She was a member of the Evergreen Baptist Church of Mitchell County. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Tom R. Reeves of Columbus and Mrs. James R. Hendricks of Camden, New Jersey. and two sons, Frank and Charles R. Shiver of Albany; two sisters, Mrs. John Cook of Pelham and Mrs. H. O. Culpepper of Jacksonville, Florida, and by two brothers -B. B. Maples of Thomasville and J. N. Maples of Leary. Funeral services will be held in the chapel of the Albany Undertaking Company at 4:00 PM with the Rev T. H. Wilder in charge. Dr. Leonard Stephens will assist. Interment will be in Crownhill Cemetery. The following gentlemen will serve as pallbearers and are requested to meet at the Albany Undertaking Company at 3:45 PM Tuesday. Bill Davis, Hugh Yarbrough, Don Bussell, Cull Campbell, Jr. Joe Freeman and W. R. Gurr.

Obituary of Della Azalee Lovingood Shiver as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 8 Feb 1946. Camilla, Georgia. Funeral services will be held this morning, 8 Feb 1946, at 11:00 AM for Mrs. H. A. Shiver who died at her home here Wednesday, 6 Feb 1946, at 10:30 AM. The services will be conducted at the residence by Rev S. H. Bennett, pastor of the Camilla Baptist church, and Rev N. H. Williams, retired Methodist minister. Internment will follow at the Mt. Zion cemetery. Mrs. Shiver had been in ill health for several years and had been confined to her bed for the past two weeks but her death came unexpectedly. She was born in Murphy, N. C., and lived there until about 25 years ago when she came to Camilla for a visit and met and married Hill A. Shiver. She was the former Della Azalee Lovingood. Mrs. Shiver was 49 years of age when death came. She was a member of the Baptist church, devoted wife and loving mother of her and her husband's only child, Henry Hill Shiver, who is serving in the U. S. Navy and is at present stationed in the Philippine Islands. She took an active part in the community life, along with her husband, until her health began to fail. Besides her husband and only son, she leaves one sister, Mrs. Emma Johnson, who lives in Washington State; three half brothers, Dent, Drewry and Ben Lovingood, all of Murphy, N. C. Sympathy of numerous warm friends throughout the county is extended the family in their bereavement.

Obituary of Donna Irene Syms Shiver found in "Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia Obituaries", Vol 2, page 251, 5/7/58-5/9/58. Albany, Georgia. Mrs. Jerry B. Shiver, 77, of 511 Ninth Ave., died Wednesday at her residence. She was a native of Smithville and had lived in Albany for 25 years. She was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church. Her husband preceded her in death four months ago. Surviving are three sons, Ernest Lee Shiver of Albany, Isaac Shiver of Columbus, and Rudolph Shiver of Albany; a sister, Mrs. Clyde Dillard of Leesburg, and 13 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Tabernacle Baptist Church. The Rev. Roger Bass, Dr. A. L. Phillip, and the Rev. Byrum H. Glaze will officiate. Interment will be in Mt Zion Cemetery, Mitchell County. (There was an obvious mistake in the article in the listing of names of those officiating - I corrected this) Next was a long list of pallbearers (the same as those of her husband) which I will not type in. Woodall and Barnette, Funeral Directors, are in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Emma Cook Shiver as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 12 Mar 1914. Camilla, Georgia. A death bringing sadness to many loved ones and friends was that of Mrs. Jesse C. Shiver, which occurred at the home of the deceased in Live Oak community on Thursday of last week after an illness of only a few days from flu. Funeral services were held at the home Friday morning at 11 o'clock, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J. G. Graham, after which the remains were carried to Oakview Cemetery for interment. Mrs. Shiver was born and reared in this county and was about twenty- five years of age when overtaken by untimely death. She was before her marriage, Miss Emma Cook, a daughter of Mr. R. T. Cook. About eight years ago she was happily married to Mr. Jesse Shiver. She was a sweet and lovable young woman, a faithful wife and mother and to her little family, neighbors, friends and loved ones filled a bright and happy place that is now sadly Vacant. She had been a member of the Baptist church since girlhood. Surviving Mrs. Shiver are her husband and five small children, who are heartbroken in their loss. Her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Cook, also survive her and her two brothers, Messrs. James and Walter Cook, and one sister, Mrs. Troy Shiver. She leaves many other relatives and numbers of friends who mourn with the family in their bereavement and extend to them deepest sympathy in their loss.

Another article about the death of Emma Cook Shiver. There was no date or name of the paper, but the article is a follows: IN MEMORY OF MRS. JESSE SHIVER a shadow of sorrow was cast over our church and community when it became known that our sister, Mrs. Jesse Shiver, had been called from earth away. On March 4, 1926, in the flower of her young womanhood, our loving Heavenly Father, in His wisdom, and for His own glory, saw best to take her unto Himself. It is hard for us to understand why, in early life, with a bright future, and the promise of a useful life, that she should be taken away, but it was the Father's will. Mrs. Shiver was born June 8, 1892. Before her marriage she was Miss Emma Cook. She was married to Mr. Jesse Shiver, January 23, 1913. In 1911, she was united to Greenwood Baptist church and later moved her membership to Pine Cliff. Beside her husband and five small children, she is survived by her father, mother, one sister and brothers. We extend to the bereaved husband, father, mother, and children with other members of the family our deepest sympathy, praying that the Father may comfort as only He can. (Signed) Mrs. J. W. Beck; Mrs. C. L. Bullard; Mildred Smith.

Obituary of Grayson Heyman Shiver Sr. as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 16 Nov 1979. Pelham, Georgia. Grayson H. Shiver, 60, former resident of Pelham, died at the Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville Tuesday night November 13, 1979, at 9:30. Mr. Shiver had been in ill health for several years. Prior to his death, he had spent several weeks in the hospital's intensive care unit. A native of Pelham, he had lived in Thomasville for the past 40 years, where he was plant controller for Flowers Baking Company. He was retired by the company several years ago because of failing health. At the time of his death, he was living in Thomasville at 1509 East Pine Tree Boulevard. Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Thomasville with the Rev. Milton Gardner officiating. Interment will be in the Pelham Cemetery. Born in Pelham on February 2, 1919, he was the son of the late Perry L. Shiver and Nellie Taylor Shiver of Pelham. A member of the First Baptist Church in Thomasville, he was a veteran of World War II. He also held life memberships in the Kiwanis and Touchdown Clubs. Mr. Shiver was popular and well-liked during the years he lived in Pelham. He had many friends here as well as in Thomasville. He was a member of a pioneer family of this city. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Nellie Taylor Shiver of Pelham; wife, Lois Shiver of Thomasville; two sons, Allen Shiver of Thomasville and Grayson Shiver, Jr. of Orlando, Florida; four daughters, Janet Hodges of Marietta, Ga., Annette Floyd of Woodville, Texas, Karen Brown of Seattle, Washington and Janis Crews also of Seattle; one sister, Mrs. Hiram (Sarah) Brown of Pensacola, Fla. Thirteen grandchildren also survive. Kirkland, Croy and Hughes Home for Funerals were in charge of the arrangements.

Obituary of Henry Obadiah Shiver as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 13 Mar 1931. Camilla, Georgia. Mr. Henry O. Shiver, well known Camilla merchant and an old and respected citizen of this county, died suddenly Tuesday, 10 Mar 1931, at 3:00 PM from a heart attack. He was stricken while seated in a chair at his place of business and died almost instantly. He had apparently been in his usual health and had just returned from dinner, starting out to walk down town, but was picked up by Mr. J. W. Butler in his car and brought to his place of business. Within an hour he suffered the fatal attack which carried him out. Mr. Shiver's sudden death came as a great shock to his family and friends, but especially to his son, Mr. H. A. Shiver, his business associate and constant companion, who was with him at the end. Mr. Shiver would have been 69 years of age in June. He was born and reared in Worth county, moving to Mitchell county about 1895. For more than 30 years he had been in business in Camilla. He was widely known and had a host of friends throughout the county. He took an active interest in public affairs and wielded a considerable influence in the politics of the county, though never holding a political office himself. He served as jury commissioner, by appointment, for twelve years. His advice and support was often sought by those interested in politics. Mr. Shiver was a member of no church nor secret order but he gave his support to those agencies which worked for the betterment of the community, morally and otherwise. Mr. Shiver, is survived by his second wife, who was Mrs. Texas Crosby. one son Mr. H. A. Shiver, and a little grandson, Henry Hilary. Funeral services were held at Mt. Zion Wednesday, 11 Mar 1931, at 3:00 PM and was attended by a large number of friends from this and surrounding counties. The services were conducted by Rev H. N. Burnett, Baptist minister of Sale City, assisted by Rev W. T. Halstead, pastor of the Camilla Baptist church, and Rev W. H. Ketchum, Methodist pastor of Camilla. Interment was in the family lot at Mt. Zion. Those acting as pall bearers were: J. G. Bailey, C. E. Crow, Warner Fitzgerald, O. G. Swindle, A. L. Luckey, Louis Weiner, P. C. Cullens and R. E. L. Culpepper. Mr. J. R. Bramlett of the Camilla Hardware and Implement Company was in charge of the funeral.

Obituary of Herbert C. Shiver. Unknown source of obituary (probably "The Quitman Free Press") dated 31 May 1973. Quitman (Brooks), Georgia. Found Herbert's obituary in a file folder in the Library in Albany, Georgia, no name of newspaper (probably "The Quitman Free Press"), but the date was May 31, 1973. Herbert C. Shiver died May 24th at his residence on Quitman, Route 1, after an illness of several months. A member of a prominent Brooks County family, he was a son of the late James B. Shiver and Minnie Ida Long Shiver. He was born in Brooks County, December 6, 1910 and had lived here all his life. He was a member of the Philadelphia Baptist Church and is survived by his wife, the former Miss Alice McCranie, brother and sister, W. J. Shiver of Atlanta and Mrs. Herbert L. McAllister of Quitman. Funeral services were held May 25th at the Maxwell Funeral Home, the Rev. James Hancock officiating and interment was in the Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery on May 25th.

Obituary of Jerry B. Shiver as written in the book, "Albany, Dougherty County, Georgia Obituaries," Vol 2, page 248. Located in Albany, Ga. main library. J. B. SHIVER FUNERAL TODAY dates January 14 - January 16, 1958: Funeral services for Jerry B. Shiver, who died Tuesday, were held today at 2:30 p.m. at the Tabernacle Baptist Church, with Dr. A. L. Phillips and the Rev. Roger Bass officiating. Interment was to follow at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Camilla. Pallbearers were Leonard Paulk; Marvin Rush; Tyson Paulk; Bob Rush; Hebert Paulk; and Roger Paulk. Honorary pallbearers included Sheldon Bender; Jack Holland; Dan Moseley; Albert W. Lawrence; D. C. Campbell, Sr.; Thomas E. Cox; W. H. Harden; Will Wadsworth; Avon Robson; J. R. Bierman; H. G. Wilson; J. L. Whitley; J. W. Hall. Mr. Shiver was a native of Brooks County. He had lived in Albany for 25 years and was employed for that length of time by the Flint River Cotton Mills. He was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Irene Sims Shiver; three sons, Earnest Lee Shiver of Albany; Isaac Shiver of Columbus; and Rudolph Shiver of Albany; 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren. Woodall and Barnette Funeral Directors, were in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Jesse Columbus Shiver as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 20 Sep 1968. Camilla, Georgia. Jesse Columbus Shiver, 79, passed away Tuesday, 17 Sep 1968, at Mitchell County Hospital after a lengthy illness. The son of the late LLoyd and Elizabeth Luckey Shiver, Mr. Shiver was born in Mitchell County and lived here all his life. he was a farmer and landowner. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at Pine Cliff Baptist Church with interment in Oakview Cemetery in Camilla. The minister of Pine Cliff Baptist, the Rev Ben Rooks, conducted the services. Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Active pallbearers were Edward Cook, Weyman Cook, Larry shiver, Grayson Shiver, C. L. Daniels and Emmett Daniels. Honorary pallbearers were Tom Akridge, David Harrell, Pope Gray, James Shiver, Price Irvin, William Cochran, Wallace Joiner and Neal Shiver. Mr. Shiver is survived by three sons, Stanley Shiver of Quitman, Lynwood Shiver and Claud Shiver of Camilla; two daughters, Mrs. Leland Sharp of Hopeful and Mrs. Max French of Valdosta; one brother, Johnny Shiver of Camilla; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Wilson of Macon and Mrs. Ludie Daniels of Port St. Joe, Florida; 11 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Obituary of Laura Viola Shiver. Unknown source of this obituary. Obtained Laura's name from a folder in the Albany. Ga. library labeled Shiver Clippings, Death, Birth, Wedding, Parties. Laura's obituary was in this folder. Obituary dated Thursday, November 2, 1967. Miss Laura Viola Shiver of Morven, Georgia died at the age of 80 on October 28th in a Hahira Nursing Home. A native of Brooks County, Miss Shiver was born on March 6, 1887, the daughter of Thomas Virgil Shiver and Mattie Walker Shiver. She was a member of the Morven Church of Christ and a member of a pioneer Brooks County family. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. G. B. Becton of Frostproof, Florida and Mrs. E. H. Hall of Morven. The funeral was held at the Welcome Hill Church of Christ at 3 p.m. October 30th. Burial followed in the Welcome Hill Church Cemetery. Pallbearers were Everett J. Hall; E. Harold Hall; Webster Shiver; Joseph Shiver; Roy Roundtree; and Johnny Becton. Maxwell funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Birth, Death, Burial site, parents and two sisters' names were obtained from this obituary. According to this obituary she never married.

Obituary of Lizzie Luckey Shiver as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 22 Sep 1939. Camilla, Georgia. Mrs. Lizzie Luckey Shiver, well known and beloved Mitchell county lady, died Saturday afternoon at six-thirty o'clock at her home on the old Newton road after a long illness of some three or four months. Funeral services took place from the home Sunday afternoon at three o'clock, attended by a large group of sorrowing friends and relatives of the deceased. Rev. S. O. Thomas conducted the services. Interment was in Oakview cemetery. !Acting as pallbearers were six grandsons of Mrs. Shiver, Messrs. Stanley Shiver, Grayson Shiver, Julian Daniels, Lamar Daniels, Emmett Daniels and Oscar Megahee. J. R. Bramlett was in charge. Mrs Shiver had passed her seventy-first birthday July 26. She was born and reared in this county and spent her entire life here. She was the former Miss Lizzie Luckey. She was united in marriage to the late Loyd Shiver, prominent Mitchell Countian, who preceded her in death many years ago. Mrs. Shiver was a good Christian woman. Her life was quietly spent, filled with simple goodness, enduring kindness, patience and good deeds. Her loyalty to ideals and simple Christian faith never changed through the long years. She had been a member of the Baptist church since early in life and enjoyed attending services as long as she was physically able. Many friends loved this good woman and her death has caused sorrow and regret. Surviving the deceased are five sons, Jesse C. Shiver, Camilla; Perry L. Shiver, Pelham; B. R. Shiver, Miami, Fla; W. Maurice Shiver, Camilla; and J. S. Shiver, Detroit, Mich, and four daughters, Mrs. Mattie Daniel, Thomasville; Mrs. J. F. Daniel and Mrs. Hiram Megahee, Moultrie, and Mrs. C. D. Meredith, Pelham. She leaves also sixteen grandchildren and one great grandchild. Miss Winnie Lucky and Mrs. Lila Palmer are surviving sisters and Mr. Jonathan Lucky is a brother. The bereaved family has the warm sympathy of many friends in their sad loss.

Obituary of Martha Jane Shiver as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 13 Oct 1922. Camilla, Georgia. Loved ones and friends throughout the county were saddened by the death of Mrs. Mollie Shiver, wife of Mr. Henry Shiver, which took place at 11:00 PM Saturday, 7 Oct 1922, at the home in the southeastern suburb of the city after a desperate illness of several weeks. Mrs. Shiver's health gave way during the early part of the summer and since that time physicians and specialists have been consulted again and again in hopes of some benefit being gained toward her relief, but the decline was rapid and for the past four weeks it was known that the end was gradually drawing near. To the weary sufferer it meant a happy relief from the burden of life and glorious entrance into the mansion prepared for her. Funeral services were held at Mt. Zion church Sunday, 8 Oct, at 11:00 AM, when a large number of friends and relatives were present, giving testimony of their tender and loving regard for the deceased. Rev H. B. Woodward, pastor of the Camilla Baptist church, conducted the services, after which the body was tenderly laid to rest in the churchyard. Mrs. Shiver was about 59 years of age when death called her from a useful life to her reward in Heaven. She was born in Worth county and was Miss Mollie Shiver before her marriage to Mr. Henry O. Shiver. she spent most of her married life in this county and is known and loved by a large number of friends besides an unusually large number of relatives. Her life was lived quietly and without ostentation, yet she was true and faithful servant of God and found ample opportunity within her home and neighborhood circle to live out and unselfishly her faith, expressed in kind and loving deeds and good influence. Early in life she accepted Christ and joined the Baptist church, of which she was a consistent member for a long number of years. The deceased is survived by her husband and one son, Mr. Hilary A. Shiver, and also her aged mother, Mrs. Betty Shiver, who are heart broken by her death. Their numbers of friends throughout the county extend a deep and tender sympathy to the bereaved family in the sadness of their loss.

Obituary of Minnie Ida Shiver. Obituary with unknown source and dated 18 Aug 1966. Obituary found in a file folder in Library in Albany, Georgia. The name of the paper was not given, but it was dated Thursday, August 18, 1966. MRS. SHIVER, 89, DIES IN HOSPITAL: Mrs. Minnie Ida Shiver died at Brooks County Hospital on Tuesday August 16th. She was 89 years old. The Widow of J. B. Shiver, she was a native of Brooks County and had lived here all of her life. She was a beloved member of the Philadelphia Baptist Church from which she was buried Wednesday, August 17th at 4:00 p.m. with the Rev Lee Hamlin officiating. Mrs. Shiver is survived by two sons, W. J. Shiver of Atlanta, and Herbert C. Shiver of Quitman. She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Herbert L. McAllister of Quitman, and a sister, Mrs. Eunice M. Ross, of Macon. Interment was in Philadelphia Cemetery. Maxwell Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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