of people who either lived in Mitchell County or were related to residents
Obituary of Napoleon Bonaparte Shiver as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 25 Mar 1904. Camilla, Georgia. At his home near Camilla, on last Saturday night, Mr. N. B. Shiver died from a severe attack of acute indigestion. Dr. Lewis was called but arrived at the home too late to give relief. His remains were buried on last Monday at Mt. Zion Church. Mr. Shiver was a prosperous Mitchell County farmer and has many friends and relatives here who will mourn his death. The Enterprise extends their sympathy.
Obituary of Perry Lloyd Shiver as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 30 May 1968. Albany, Georgia. Perry Lloyd Shiver, 77, of Pelham, died Wednesday night at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, Georgia following a lengthy illness. He was a native of Mitchell County, son of the late Lloyd Hampton and Elizabeth Luckey Shiver. He was a retired employee of the grocery department of the Hand Trading Company in Pelham. He was a member of the Pelham First Baptist Church. The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday at the Pelham First Baptist Church. Interment will be in Pelham Cemetery with Braswell Funeral Home in charge. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nell Taylor Shiver, one son, Grayson Shiver, Thomasville; one daughter, Mrs. H. F. Brown, Jr., Pensacola, Fla; two brothers; two sisters; 5 grandchildren, and 4 great granddaughters.
Obituary of Queen Tiney Shiver as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 8 Oct 1915. Camilla, Georgia. The funeral of Mrs. Queen Shiver, who died on Wednesday afternoon of last week, was held on Thursday afternoon at Mt. Zion cemetery. Rev. O. P. Bentley, pastor of the Baptist Church of this city conducted the services. A large concourse of relatives and friends of the deceased followed the body to the grave, paying their tribute of love and respect to a woman who has spent more than the allotted time of life in the community. Mrs. Shiver passed away at the home of her son, Mr. L. M. Shiver, on Wednesday afternoon after an illness of several days. She is survived by four sons: Messrs. L. M. Shiver; A. E. Shiver; John R Shiver; and Hamp Shiver; one daughter, Mrs. W. R. Merritt, and a number of grand children who mourn her loss. Mrs. Shiver was seventy two years old at the time of her death. She joined the Baptist Church early in life and for a long number of years has lived a consistent Christian life. Friends and relatives of the family of the deceased deeply sympathize with them in the loss of their mother and grandmother.
Obituary of Rupert Rudolph Shiver Jr. as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 7 Jun 1991. Albany, Georgia. The funeral service of Rudolph Shiver Jr., 34, of Albany, who died Tuesday, 4 Jun 1991, will be conducted at 2:00 PM Friday, 7 Jun 1991, at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors with interment in Crown Hill Cemetery. A native of Albany, Mr. Shiver attended Albany High School and was a former member of the Albany Chapter of the Order of Demolay. He worked for Flour-Daniel Construction Company and was a Baptist. Survivors include his wife Lesa C. Shiver of Albany; his mother Mildred J. Shiver of Albany; two sisters, Susan S. Kavanaugh of Albany and JoAnne S. Dunahoo of Savannah; and two brothers, Jerry and Chris Shiver of Albany. The family will be at the residences of Mildred Shiver, 510-B Second Avenue and Mr and Mrs. Frosty Kavanaugh, Eight Mile Road.
Obituary of Rupert Rudolph Shiver Sr. as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 10 Aug 1971. Albany, Georgia. Rudolph Shiver, 58, 1001 Seventh Avenue, died unexpectedly Friday night of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Shiver had been a resident of Albany for the last 35 years and was a retired construction worker. He was born Nov. 24, 1912, in Pelham, and was the son of the late Jerry Shiver and Irene Sims Shiver. Mr. Shiver attended Tabernacle Baptist Church and was a veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Mildred Justice, Andersonville, now of Albany; two daughters, Miss Susan and Miss Joanne Shiver, both of Albany, and three sons, Chris; Rudolph, Jr.; and Jerry Shiver, all of Albany. The funeral service will be conducted Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Kimbrell-Stern. The Rev. J. W. Hartley, of Cordele, Georgia and the Rev. Judson Luckey, pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, will conduct the services. Interment will follow in Andersonville National Cemetery, with full military honors. Pallbearers will be from the USAF, Warner Robins, Ga. Honorary pallbearers will be Colquitt Odom, Frank McDermid, Gene Giles, J. C. Lewis, Calvin Justice, R. V. Dillard, H. B. Dillard, Jim O'Shaughnessy, J. T. Daniel, Billy Joe Shiver, Buck Busbee, Jack Royal, J. K. McDermid, Preston Warren, Buddy Shiver, Oliver Shiver, Sr., Oliver Shiver, Jr., Dan Graham, Rudolph Robinson, Bobby Mock, Jimmy Mock, Paul Tyson, Alton Shiver, Buddy Weaver, Henry Donahue, Frank Barrett, Lawson Whitley, Albert Wilkerson, C. Creel, D. L. Robinson, Jr., Curtis Shepard, R. L. Brookshier Sr., Hubert King, Charles Busbee, Ray Aphon, W. M. Bass, Junior Pennington, Billy Pennington, Emmett Summerford, Joe Whittington, Frank Dozier, Dr. Charles Lamb, Dr. Tom Johnson, Dr. F. D. Guillebeau, Dr. Charles Hollis, Jack Fisher, J. T. Reberg, Bill Reid, Homer L. Cheshire, Max Council, and Thomas Burnett.
Obituary of Samantha Pope Shiver as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 1 Sep 1905. Camilla, Georgia. On last Tuesday about noon, at her home in east Mitchell, after an illness of a few days, occurred the death of Mrs. Samantha Shiver, widow of Mr. Bone Shiver deceased. The interment took place at Mt. Zion Cemetery Tuesday afternoon.
Obituary of Troy Norman Shiver as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 6 Apr 1962. Camilla, Georgia. Troy Norman Shiver, 71, of Camilla died at his home Thursday following a heart attack. Funeral services were held at 3:30 PM Friday at Pinecliff Church near Camilla. Rev. Bill Rathburn and Rev. Edgar T. Davis officiated. Interment was in Oakview cemetery. Mr. Shiver was a native of Mitchell county, son of the late Will and Amanda Shiver. He was a farmer and landowner and member of the Pinecliff Missionary Baptist Church. Survivors are is wife, Bernice, a son, Neal Shiver of Camilla, and a daughter, Mrs. Albert Palmer of Camilla, two sisters, Mrs. T.O. Pointevint, Jacksonville, Fla. and Mrs. Paul Parker Sr. of Camilla.
Obituary of Stella Wilder Stewart as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 26 Jun 1989. Camilla, Georgia. Stella Wilder Stewart, 86, of Pelham, died Sunday, May 19, 1989, at Archbold Hospital. The funeral service was held Sunday, May 21, at 5:00 PM at the Braswell Funeral Home Chapel. Elder Max Childs officiated the service. Burial was in the Pelham City Cemetery. Mrs. Stewart was married to the late Harry C. Stewart and was the daughter of the late Ali U. and Elizabeth Shiver Wilder. Survivors include one brother, A. U. Wilder of Pelham, and one sister, Mrs. Donie Prince of Pelham. Active pallbearers were Lee Miller, Joe Wilder, Billy Wilder, Max Price, Wendell Prince, Littleton Wilder and Norwood Wilder. Braswell Funeral Home were in charge of funeral arrangements.
Obituary of Laverne Akridge Thomas as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 9 Jan 1991. Camilla, Georgia. Laverne Akridge Thomas, 76, of Jacksonville, Fla. died Friday, 4 Jan 1991, in Jacksonville, Fla. Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, 8 Jan, at Corey Kerlin Funeral Home in Jacksonville, Fla., with The Rev Roger Ezell officiating. Burial was held at 3:00 PM at Akridge Cemetery in Camilla. Mrs. Thomas was born in Camilla on 9 Sep 1914, the daughter of the late Daniel H. and Minnie Lee Faircloth Akridge. She was married to the late Horace "Reeves" Thomas. She was a retired bank officer from Flagship Bank in Jacksonville, Fla. Survivors include a son, Victor "Vick" Thomas of Jacksonville, Fla.; three brothers, Hal Akridge of Meigs, H. K. Akridge of Phoenix, Arizona, and A. H. Akridge of Albany; four sisters, Nita Hughes of Auburndale, Fla., Prudence Musgrove of Attapulgus, Senette Turner of Plains, and Culis Tarmy of Orlando, Fla.; three grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Parker Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Albert F. Thornton from "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 16 May 1990 and compiled into the book "Obituaries of The Camilla Enterprise"--Southwest Genealogical Society. Page 108. 1994. Albert R. (Buddy) Thornton, 88, of Defuniak Springs, Fla., died Friday May 11, 1990 at Doctors Hospital in Bonifay, Fla. Grave side services were held at 3:00 PM, 14 May, at Oakview Cemetery with the Rev. Owen Smith officiating. Thornton was born 7 Dec 1901, in Mitchell County, the son of Albert and Mary Etta Luckey Thornton. He was retired from Pan American Airlines. He was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church in Defuniak Springs. Survivors include his wife, Hensyelle Thompson Thornton of Defuniak springs; three daughters, Jackie Lou Malone, Ann Black of Defuniak Springs and Nancy Patricia Memken of Edmond, Ok.; a son, Richard Thornton of Largo, Fl.; two sisters, Eunice Maples of Doerun, Ga. and Montine Keadle of Camilla, Ga.; a brother, Fred Thornton of Albany, Ga.; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Parker Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Albert N. Thornton as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 13 Nov 1968. Camilla, Georgia. Ninety-one year old Albert N. Thornton, of Camilla, died Monday afternoon, 11 Nov 1968, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Homer Keadle, on North Scott Street, where he had been ill and declining health for the past several years. Funeral services will be held this afternoon, Wednesday, 13 Nov 1968 at the Delwood Baptist Church. Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home of Camilla is in charge of arrangements and internment will follow in the church cemetery. Except for 10 years in Miami, Fla., Mr. Thornton spent his entire life in Mitchell County. He was born 19 Apr 1877, son of the late John Jasper and Temperance Cox Thornton pioneer residents of the county. He was married to the former Miss Mary Etta Luckey who preceded him in death on 2 Jan 1962. During his active working days he was engaged in farming and carpentry. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Homer Keadle and Mrs. Eunice Maples, both of Camilla; four sons, Albert F. and James W. Thornton of Miami, Fla., Edwin and Fred Thornton, both of Camilla; two Brothers, Charlie Claude Thornton of Decatur, Ala.
Obituary of Edwin Dant Thornton as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 4 Dec 1968. Camilla, Georgia. Services for Edwin Dant Thornton, 62, who died unexpectedly from an apparent heart attack early Friday 29 Nov 1968, were held Sunday, 1 Dec 1968, at Delwood Baptist Church with Rev Colvin Culverson officiating. Internment was in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Russell Sullivan, William Thornton, Thomas Thornton, Woodrow Darley, Ernest Darley and Lloyd Pollock. A native of Mitchell County, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Albert N. Thornton. He was employed as a carpenter and was a member of the Dellwood Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Taylor Thornton of Camilla; six sons, Gene Thornton of Albany, Jerry Thornton of West Hollywood, Fla., Flint Thornton of Houston, Tx., Dant, George and Neil Thornton all of Jacksonville, Fla.' a daughter, Mrs. Raymond Garza of Houston, Tx., three brothers, Albert F. and James W. Thornton of Miami, Fla., Fred Thornton of Camilla; two sisters, Mrs. C. E. Maples and Mrs. H. H. Keadle both of Camilla.
Obituary of James Walter Thornton taken from the Camilla Enterprise dated 14 Dec 1988 and compiled into the book "Obituaries of The Camilla Enterprise"--Southwest Genealogical Society of Albany Georgia. page 27. 1994. James Walter Thornton, 74, of Albany, died Monday 12 Dec 1988, at his home. Services were held at the Dellwood Baptist Church, with the Rev Wallace Little officiating. Burial was in the Delwood Cemetery. Thornton, born 11 Nov 1914, in Mitchell County, was the son of the late Albert N. and Mary Etta Luckey Thornton. He was a carpenter. He was a member Dellwood Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Inez Darley Thornton of Albany; one daughter, Gail Edwards of Sylvester; two sons, Wayne Thornton of Miami Springs, Fla., and Steve Thornton of Mabelton; two sisters Eunice Maples of Doerun, and Montine Keadle of Camilla; two brothers, Buddy Albert Thornton of Defuniak Springs, Fla., and Fred Thornton of Camilla; nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. Parker Funeral Home had charge of the arrangements.
Obituary of Lula Pearl Taylor Thornton as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 7 Mar 1990. Camilla, Georgia. Lula Taylor Thornton, 76, of Camilla, died Tuesday, 20 Feb 1990 at her residence. Funeral services were held at 2:00 PM Friday, 23 Feb 1990, at Hopeful Baptist Church with the Rev Doug Rumley officiating. Burial was at the Hopeful Cemetery. Mrs. Thornton was the daughter of the late Albert and Ada McKown Taylor. She was a member of the Hopeful Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, W. F. Thornton of Camilla; six sons, Wallace Thornton of Homestead, Fla, Donald Thornton of Okechobee, Fla., Tim and Larry Thornton of Camilla, Richard Thornton of Albany, and Randy Thornton of Pelham; three daughters, Beffie Glenn and Mary Ray of Camilla, and Phyllis Paite of Miami, Fla.; four brothers, Floyd, Robert and Albert Taylor of Camilla and Bennie Taylor of Valrico, Fla.; three sisters, Elizabeth Thornton and Edna Sharp of Camilla, and Carolyn Hayes of Albany; 23 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren. Parker Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Mary Etta Luckey Thornton as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 5 Jan 1962. Camilla.Georgia. Mrs. Albert N. Thornton died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Homer Keadle Tuesday 2 Jan 1962, after an extended illness. Funeral services were held at Dellwood Missionary Baptist Church at 2:30 PM Wednesday. Interment followed in the church cemetery with the Rev. E.R. Cloud and Rev Edgar Davis officiating. Grandsons served as pallbearers. She was born in Mitchell County 22 January 1880, daughter of the late William H. and Susan Davis Luckey. she was a member of the Dellwood Church. Survivors include her husband Albert N. Thornton, another daughter, Mrs. C.E. Maples of Bridgeboro, Georgia; five sons, Albert F. Thornton and James W. Thornton of Miami, Fla.; Brantley H. Thornton of Pelham, Ga.; Edwin D. Thornton of Albany, Ga.; and W. Fred Thornton of Camilla; two sisters; Mrs. H. B. Burnham of Brinson, Ga.; and Mrs. Lily M. Luckey of Ochlocknee, 32 grandchildren and a number if great grandchildren. Bramlett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Walter Wayne Thornton as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 17 Sep 1994. Albany, Georgia. CAMILLA, GA. - Walter Wayne Thornton, 55, of Miami Springs, Fl., died Monday, 12 Sep 1994, in Miami Springs. The funeral will be at 2:00 PM today at the Delwood Baptist Church in Camilla with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev Charles Rouse will officiate. A native of Mitchell County, Mr. Thornton was a truck driver and had lived in Miami Springs since 1956. Survivors include his wife, Dianne Thornton of Miami Springs; two daughters, Joan Denise Tabler and Mercy Cantin of Miami Springs; three sons, Walter Wayne Thornton Jr. of Kissimmee, Fl., and Joe Cantin and Dito Cantin, both of Miami Springs; his mother, Inez Thornton of Putney; a sister Gail Edwards of Acree; a brother, Steve Morton of Mableton; and five grandchildren. Parker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of William Fred Thornton taken from "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 17 Mar 1993 and published in the book "Obituaries of the Camilla Enterprise:--Southwest Genealogical Society of Albany, Georgia." Page 296. 1994. William Fred Thornton, 82, of Port St. Joe, Fla., died Monday, 15 Mar 1993 at Bay St. Joe Nursing Home in Port St. Joe. Services were held Wednesday, 17 Mar, by Gilmore Funeral Home in Port St. Joe. Born in Mitchell County in 1910, Thornton was the son of A.N. and Marietta Luckey Thornton. He had made his home in Mitchell County until recently when he moved to Port St. Joe. Survivors include six sons, Fred Wallace Thornton of Defuniak Springs, Fla., Donald O. Thornton of Okeechobee, Fla., Timothy M., Larry N., and Randy R. Thornton of Camilla, Richard E. of Albany; three daughters, Bess T. Glenn and Mary Ray of Camilla; Phyllis Paite of Miami, Fla; two sisters, Eunice Maples of Bridgeboro and Montine Keadle of Camilla.
Obituary of Mary Jan Cook Webb as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 13 Jan 1946. Albany, Georgia. Mrs. Mary Jan Webb, 79, died Friday morning, 11 Jan 1946, at the Phoebe Putney hospital, after several weeks of illness. She had lived the greater part of her life in Colquitt County prior to coming to Albany 10 years ago to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Laura B. Williams at 911 N. Washington Street. Her husband, the late G. W. Webb who died in 1935, had been a prominent Colquitt County farmer. Her daughter, Mrs. Williams is her sole survivor. Funeral will be held at the Evergreen Church in Worth County Sunday at 3:00 PM. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be selected from her friends in Worth County. The cortege will leave Albany Undertaking Company at 2:00 PM Sunday.
Obituary of Ali U. Wilder Jr. Taken from "Obituaries of The Camilla Enterprise" compiled by the Southwest Georgia Genealogical Society (SWGS) of Albany, Ga. Pages 254-255. 1994. A. U. Willder, 82, of Pelham, Ga. died Saturday 15 Aug 1992 at his home. Funeral services were held Monday 17 Aug at the Braswell Funeral Home Chapel in Pelham. The Elder Max Childs officiated and burial was in the Cairo City Cemetery. Born 13 Nov 1909 in Grady County, Ga. he was the son of A. U. and Elizabeth Shiver Wilder, Sr. He was married to Sammie Sasser on 27 Dec 1936. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife Sammie S. Wilder of Pelham; two sons, Littleton Wilder. Sr. of Pelham and Norwood Wilder, Sr. of Macon; two daughters in laws, Mattie Pearl Wilder of Pelham and Donna Wilder of Macon; one sister, Donie Prince of Pelham; four grandsons; three granddaughters and two great granddaughters. Active pallbearers were Norwood Wilder Jr, Littleton Wilder Jr, Lynn Wilder, Marcus Beasley, Kevin Elliott, Russell Wilder and Matthew Chauncey. Braswell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Brady Clay Williams as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 6 Jan 1970. Camilla, Georgia. Brady C. Williams, 67, died at his home east of Camilla Sunday, 1 Jan 1950, at 10:00 AM. New of his death brought sadness to numerous friends throughout the county and section. He had been confined to his home for the past year or so after having a paralytic stroke. Funeral services took place Monday, 2 Jan 1950, at 3:00 PM at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, of which he had been a long time member and had worshiped there since childhood. The Rev Charles Duncan and the Rev T. J. Rigsby conducted the services and there was a large assemblage of friends present. Many beautiful flowers gave further testimony of love and thoughtfulness of his friends. Interment was in the cemetery beside the church. Pallbearers, nephews of Mr. Williams, were Tom Palmer, Ed Palmer, James Jones, W. H. Peacock, Lee Turner, Marvin Wilson and Rudy Rigsby. Brad Williams was born in this county 17 Jul 1882 at the old Williams home place where his parents, the late Wilburn and Elizabeth Towes Williams, reared a large family. He was happily married. 14 Dec 1904, to Miss Iola Palmer, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George W. Palmer. Unusually genial and friendly of nature, generous and kind, Mr. Williams never lacked for friends or high esteem of those about him. surviving are his wife and the following children; Miss Nina Bell Williams of Camilla, Miss Wilma Williams of Warner Robins, Mrs. Brantley West and Mrs. Woodrow Ayers of Orlando, Fla., Julius and Ernest Williams of Camilla, Mr. Bill Williams of Sumter, S. C., M.SGT. Burnett Williams of Warner Robins and Ray Williams of Albany. His only surviving brother is George P. Williams and his sisters are Mrs. Elias Faircloth, Mrs. Sara Palmer both of Camilla and Mrs. Ada Peacock of Perry, Fla.
Obituary of Laura Belle Webb Williams as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 17 Feb 1969 and 18 Feb 1969. Albany, Georgia. Mrs. Laura W. Williams, 75, of 2526 Cherokee Drive, was pronounced dead on arrival at Phoebe Putney Hospital Sunday afternoon following and apparent heart attack at her home. Mrs. Williams, the former Miss Laura Belle Webb, was born 22 Jun 1893, in Terrell County, daughter of the late George and Mary Jane Cook Webb. She had been a resident of Albany since 1943 and was a member of Sunnyside Baptist Church. Her husband was the late Lonnie Williams. Survivors include six daughters; Mrs. Charles M. Hardy, Mrs. James Southwell, Mrs. J. O. Ford, Mrs. William J. Fowler, Mrs. R. R. Hortman and Mrs. O. L. McDaniel, all of Albany; a son, William Lee Williams of Apopka, Fla.; 22 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 3:00 PM at Kimbrell-Stern Chapel with the Rev C. R. Nichols, pastor of Sunnyside Baptist Church, officiating. Pallbearers were grandsons Lamar Chatman, Ronnie Hardy, Tommy Hardy, Wallace Herring, Dean Ford and Kenneth Ford. Interment will be in Floral Memory Gardens.
Obituary of Effie Crosby Wisham as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 18 Nov 1995. Camilla, Georgia. CAMILLA, GA. - Effie Crosby Wisham, 88, of Route 2, Camilla, died Thursday at Pelham Parkway Nursing Home. The funeral will be at 2:00 PM today at Parker Funeral Home with burial in Fathers Home Cemetery. The Rev Virgil Gandy and Henry Kennedy will officiate. A native of Mitchell County, Mrs. Wisham was the widow of Edgar Wisham. Survivors include three sons, John Wisham Jr., Paul Wisham, and Woodrow Wisham, all of Camilla; five daughters, Willie Mae Hendley, Louise Bailey, Bernise Blewett, Pauline Harrell and Christine Edwards, all of Camilla; a sister, Jessie Holton of Pensacola, Fla.; 21 grandchildrenseveral great grandchildren.
Obituary of Julia Grace Palmer Youmans as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 7 Jun 1993. Albany, Georgia. CAMILLA, GA. - Julia Grace Youmans, 80, of Albany, died Sunday, 6 Jun 1993, at Palmyra Medical Center in Albany. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday, 8 Jun 1993, at the graveside in Oakview City Cemetery in Camilla. A native of Mitchell County, Mrs. Youmans lived in Albany for 30 years. She was a retired beautician and member of the First Baptist Church of Albany. She was also in the Women's Army Corps in World War II. Mrs. Youmans was the widow of the late Benjamin Franklin Youmans. Survivors include a daughter Julia Youmans of Albany; three brothers, W.D., Howard and B. Frank Howard of Camilla; and two sisters, Hazel Clark of Camilla and Florence Baker of Sale City. Parker Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Nathan Albert Burnett as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 17 January 1936. Camilla, Georgia. The mutilated body of Mr. Nathan Burnett, well known farmer of the Sale City section, was found floating in the slough near a G. A. S. & C. Railway trestle, a short distance north of Duffie Wednesday, 15 Jan 1936, afternoon. The body was found by Mr. E. V. Faircloth, Mr. Braid Williams and others who were out looking for Mr. Burnett, who had left home Tuesday, 14 Jan 1936, to go hunting and had not returned. The party first found two toes that had been cut off a human body, articles of clothing and a dead pointer dog at the south end of the railroad trestle just north of Duffie. Continuing the search the body of Mr. Burnett was found a short time later in the slough about a half mile from the railroad. The discovery of the body so far from the railroad was at first taken to indicate the possibility of foul play and the first reports reaching Camilla caused a good deal of excitement. Later investigations, however, convinced those who went over the ground that Mr. Burnett must have been struck by a G. A.S. & C. train early Tuesday night the body knocked off into the slough and floating down to where it was found. Coroner John C. Moore summoned a jury and held an inquest here Thursday morning. After hearing the evidence of witnesses, including the engineer and fireman on the G. A. S. & C freight train that passed through Duffie Tuesday night about 7:00 PM, a verdict was returned to the effect that the deceased came to his death as a result of being struck by a train. The indications around the trestle were that Mr. Burnett becoming tired sat down on the end of the trestle and possibly fell asleep, his faithful pointer dog cuddling up near him. Engineer Jackson testified that it was raining steadily during the run from Lester to Camilla Tuesday night and that visibility was very poor. He kept his eyes on the tracks most of the time but did not see anyone on the tracks. The colored fireman, Fred Carter, also failed to see anyone on the tracks. A bruise on the side of Mr. Burnett's head led to one theory that he might have fallen on the trestle in some way and was knocked unconscious. But whatever the facts may have been, the evidence indicated pretty conclusively that he died as a result of being hit by the train. Mr. Burnett was about 35 years of age and married. He is survived by his wife and one child. He was a son of Rev H. N. Burnett, of Sale City, and was highly esteemed by all who knew him. His tragic death has brought sorrow to hundreds of friends throughout the county. At the time this was written the funeral arrangements had not been announced.
Obituary of Artemisia M. Adams Crosby as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 10 Mar 1939. Camilla, Georgia. Mrs. S. E. Crosby, 84, aged and beloved Mitchell county woman, died Monday, 6 Mar 1939, at 2:30 PM at the home of her daughter Mrs. J. E. Davis, near Camilla, where she made her home. Mrs. Crosby was the former Miss Artemisia Adams. She was born in this county, 20 Jul 1854, and spent her entire life here. In early young womanhood she was married to Mr. S. E. Crosby, who preceded her in death twenty one years ago. Mrs. Crosby is survived by three sons, W. B. Crosby of Sale City; M. C. Crosby of Camilla and E. S. Crosby of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.; and four daughters, Mrs. Oscar Faircloth of Sale City; Mrs. Mattie McClelland of Hartsfield; Mrs. J. E. Davis of Camilla; and Mrs. Ardie Brooks of Lester. Surviving also are a large number of relatives and hosts of friends, who had felt the quiet, gentle influence of this good woman, who through the years had been faithful to principles of Christianity and lived a life of service to others. Funeral services took place Tuesday, 7 Mar 1939, at 4:00 PM at Pebble City Baptist Church, where a large number of friends were gathered. Rev J. T. Rigsby conducted the service. Pall bearers were Minor Crosby, Wilburn Crosby, Essee Crosby, Earnest Crosby, James Jones, J. H. McClelland and J. P. McClelland. J. R. Bramlett Undertaking Co. was in charge. Interment was in the family lot in Shady Grove Cemetery. The bereaved family have the warm sympathy of many friends in their sad loss.
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