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Obituary of Bertha Brown Faircloth as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 7 Mar 1963. Miss Bertha Faircloth, 65, veteran Albany school teacher, died Sunday, 3 Mar 1963, at Eugene Talmadge Memorial Hospital in Augusta. She was admitted to the hospital 25 Feb. Funeral services were held Tuesday, 5 Mar 1963, at 4:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Albany, the pastor, Rev Brooks officiating. Born 13 Jun 1897, in Camilla, she was the daughter of the late David W. Faircloth and Nora Mansfield Faircloth. She attended State Normal College and received her A. B. Degree from Oglethorpe University and her M. A. Degree from Mercer. She did graduate study at the University of Mexico and at the University of Georgia. She was a charter member of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority. Miss Faircloth moved to Albany in 1930 and had taught there continuously since then until her retirement last June (1962). She became principal of Highland Avenue School when it was constructed and remained there until her retirement. She was a past president of the Classroom Teachers Association, first president of the Second District Principals Association, and served on the state textbook committee under the Herman Talmadge administration as well as on a number of other Georgia Education Association Committees. She was a member of First Baptist Church where she sang in the choir for a number of years. Since her retirement she had made her home at Hotel Gordon. Survivors include five sisters, Mrs. N. D. Adcox and Mrs. F. H. Groom of Albany, Mrs. Kathryn Childs of Brunswick, Mrs. G. M. Swann of Savannah and Mrs. Marion F. Baker of Savannah, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Obituary of Elias Van Buren Faircloth as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 9 Oct 1942. Mr. Elias Van Buren Faircloth, 76, prominent farmer and beloved Mitchell county citizen, died suddenly at his home in East Mitchell Monday, 5 Oct 1942, at 11:30 AM with something like a heart attack. He was apparently in good health and the attack came without warning. News of his sudden passing caused a sad shock to hundreds of friends throughout this county and section of the state. Funeral services took place Wednesday, 7 Oct 1942, at 4:00 PM at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, of which the deceased was a leading member, numbers of relatives and friends filling the little church to overflowing. Flowers in numerous and lovely pieces filling the entire chancel space. The service was conducted by Rev W. M. Davis of Meigs and Rev S. H. Bennett of Camilla, with fitting tributes and comforting hymns were sung by a mixed choir. After the church service Camilla Masonic Lodges took charge and laid the body of the departed brother to rest with all honors of the order. Grandsons of Mr. Faircloth acted as pall bearers. The were, Millwood Faircloth, John Thomas Faircloth, Harry Wright, Elmo Palmer, Rudolph Rigsby, Randolph Rigsby and Marvin Faircloth. Interment was in the church cemetery. Bramlett Funeral Home was in charge. Elias Van Buren Faircloth, lifelong resident of this county, was descended from earliest settlers of Mitchell County. He was the son of the late George W. Faircloth and Loretta Mansfield Faircloth and was born on the old family home place where his brother George W. Faircloth now lives, 1 Apr 1866. Starting out farming at an early age he has lived for a long number of years at the home where he died Monday. Fifty three years ago last December he was happily married to Miss Allie I. Williams, daughter of the late Wilburn Williams, establishing a happy and hospitable Christian home that for more than fifty years blessed all who came in or went out from the family circle. Interested in welfare of school, church and country, he gave these his hearty cooperation. He was a leader and active member in his church having served for a long number of years on the board of Deacons. Deeply interested in Masonry he had been an active member since early in life. Warm and jovial in his friendships, he endeared himself to hosts of friends through the years and his death has brought to them deep sadness and sense of loss. Surviving are his wife, five daughters, Mrs. Sam L. Palmer of Camilla; Mrs. A. T. Rigsby of Sale City; Mrs. Robert Wright of Elberton; Mrs. Herbert Varner of Moultrie and Mrs. Travis B. Merritt of Montezuma, and three sons, Albert Faircloth of Camilla; Jack Faircloth of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Judson B. Faircloth of Perry, Fla. Two other sons have preceded him in death, Hoggard Faircloth in 1933 and B. C. Faircloth in 1934. He leaves also twenty six grandchildren. All of his children and twenty three of the grandchildren were here for the funeral. His only surviving brother is George W. Faircloth and surviving sisters are Mrs. Luke Blanchard of Hinsonton; Mrs. J. L. Stripling of Camilla; Mrs. Dan H. Akridge of Pebble City and Mrs. Porta Parham of St. George.

Obituary of Charles George Griner as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 17 Jan 1958. Charlie George Griner, 77, passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. G. Crovatt, in Camilla, Friday, 10 Jan 1958, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held Sunday, 12 Jan 1958, at 3:00 PM from the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, with the Rev James Agan, officiating, assisted by the Rev Bob Mathis, the Rev N. H. Williams and the Rev M. D. Reed. Interment was in the church cemetery with Bramlett Funeral Home in Charge. Pallbearers were J. J. Martin, A. L. Luckey Sr., Perry Barnes, Jeff Hudgins, Sam Palmer, Lois Brooks and Albert Palmer. Mr. Griner was a prominent farmer and landowner in Mitchell County. He was the son of the late Jasper J. Griner and Trissie Palmer Griner, who were pioneer citizens of this county. His wife, the late Maude Weaver Griner, died two years ago. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and active in community affairs. Besides his daughter, survivors include a son, C. L. (Dick) Griner of Camilla; and five grandchildren, Louise Crovatt, Mary Lynn Griner, Charles Griner Jr., Ivy Griner and Ava Griner, all of Camilla.

Obituary of Dorothy Fitzgerald Jordan as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 28 Jun 1957. Mrs. Bernie L. Jordan, 43, passed away at Mitchell County Hospital Saturday, 22 Jun 1957, shortly after being stricken ill while at work. Funeral services were held at 4:00 PM at the Bramlett Funeral Home, with Rev Louis M. Spivey and Rev P. J. Keadle officiating. Interment was in Oakview cemetery. Pall bearers were Charles Mathews, Hartley Palmer, Tom Hays, Clarence Rigsby, T. L. Kirbo and W. W. Kirbo. Mrs. Jordan, the former Miss Dorothy Fitzgerald, was born and reared in Camilla. She was the daughter of Mrs. Grace Griner Fitzgerald and the late Edgar Fitzgerald. She was co-owner and operator of Jordan's Restaurant. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Camilla. Survivors in addition to her husband, include her mother, Mrs. Grace Fitzgerald of Camilla; a brother, T. H. Fitzgerald of Camilla; and a sister, Mrs. G. C. Mroczkowski of West Palm Beach, Fla.

Obituary of Elisha Perry Lastinger as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 10 Apr 1942. Numerous friends here and in other sections of the county were deeply saddened by the death of Mr. E. P. Lastinger, which occurred at the home of his son, Mr. A. P. Lastinger on South Harney Street Wednesday, 8 Apr 1942, at 9:00 PM, following a several days illness. His condition became critical early in the week and his friends shared with his family a mutual anxiety and hope that he might rally. Funeral services have been announced to take place Thursday, 9 Apr 1942, at 5:00 PM, it was learned at noon just before The Enterprise went to press. Mr. Lastinger is survived by three sons, A. C. Lastinger of Albany, A. P. Lastinger and Leland Lastinger of Camilla and three daughters, Mrs. Judson L. Rigsby of Albany, Miss Alda Lastinger of Camilla and Mrs. T. D. Preston of Newton. All these have the warm and sincere sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.

Obituary of Morgan M. Mansfield as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 29 Nov 1962. Morgan Mansfield, age 85, of RFD No. 1, Newton, died Thursday, 22 Nov 1962, at Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany after a brief illness. Funeral services were held at the Sale City Baptist Church Friday, 23 Nov 1962, at 3:00 PM conducted by Rev H. N. Earnest of Moultrie and Rev F. F. Moore, pastor of the Sale City Baptist Church. Interment was in Sale City Cemetery with Bramlett Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Serving as pall bearers were David M. Kennedy, Fred Mansfield, H. J. Rackley, Harry C. Musgrove, O. V. Taylor jr., and Larry Taylor. Mr. Mansfield was born in Mitchell County, the son of the late Henry Jacob and Elizabeth Crosby Mansfield. He lived near Sale City before moving to Lee County, Ga., where he was farm supervisor for the Harper-Ward farms for about five years. After leaving Lee County he went to Baker County and was farm supervisor of Pineland Plantation for thirteen years. For the past seventeen years he has operated the Mansfield Grocery on the Albany-Newton highway. Mr. Mansfield was a member of the Sale City Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lillie Kennedy Mansfield; one daughter, Mrs. Carrie Belle Harris of Albany; one brother, Miles Mansfield of Pelham. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and a large number of nieces and nephews.

Obituary of Byron B. Maples Sr. as written n "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 16 Nov 1961. Funeral services were held Sunday, 12 Nov 1961, at 2:00 PM at the Hopeful Baptist Church here in Mitchell County for Byron B. Maples, age 61, Decatur Prison Branch Warden, who died of a heart attack Friday, 10 Nov 1961. The Rev McKnight, of Bainbridge, prison chaplain, conducted the funeral services and interment took place afterwards in the Hopeful Cemetery. Active pall bearers were Gene Palmer, Robert Rackley, James Robert Smith, and W. S. (Pete) Hilliard. Forming an honorary escort were Roy Rackley Jr., Robert Culpepper, I. Macey, Joe T. Spence, H. L. Wingate, and C. C. Spence. Bramlett Funeral Home of Camilla had charge of funeral arrangements. Captain Maples became ill Friday morning while at work as warden of the prison branch at Bainbridge. Deputy Warden C. H. Tison said a doctor was summoned, and treated the warden in his quarters at the prison camp. Tison said Maples' condition improved, but shortly before noon he apparently suffered another heart attack which proved fatal. Captain Maples returned to his duties about two months ago after several weeks illness due to a heart condition, Tison said. Captain Maples was associated with the State Highway Department and State Board of Corrections most of his life. He had served as warden of the Bainbridge camp for approximately three years, and was a member of the Evergreen Baptist Church in Mitchell County, the Peace Officer's Association of Georgia and a Mason. Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Elizabeth Smith; three sons, Byron B. Maples Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., Dan Maples of Louisiana; and Bill Maples of Camilla; three daughters, Mrs. Butch Roubaud of Bainbridge, Mrs Charles Grant of Louisiana and Miss Mary Maples of Camilla; two sisters, Mrs. John Cook of Pelham and Mrs. H. D. Culpepper of Jacksonville; a brother, James Maples of Leary; and eight grandchildren.

Obituary of James Emory McCarty Sr. as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 29 Mar 1962. James Emory McCarty, age 43, was found dead at his home early Monday, 26 Mar 1962, morning apparently having suffered a heart attack. Mr. McCarty had been under a doctor's care for some time. Funeral services were held Tuesday, 27 Mar 1962, at 3:00 PM at Camilla Methodist Church with the pastor, Rev Orman Sloat, officiating assisted by Rev Edgar T. Davis. Interment followed in Oakview Cemetery with Bramlett Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Mr. McCarty a native of Mitchell County, was the son of the late Emmett McCarty and was employed by the State Highway Department as a surveyor for Mitchell County. He was a member of Camilla Methodist Church. Survivors, in addtion to his mother, include his wife MaeRoye (sp?) Elizabeth Sizemore McCarty, and four children, Marsha McCarty, Jody McCarty, James E. McCarty Jr., and Eddie McCarty, all of Camilla, and a twin brother, Thomas McCarty of Camilla.

Obituary of Mittie Namonia Daughtery Miller as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 4 Jan 1962. Mrs. Mittie Namonia Daughtery Miller, RFD Pelham, age 88, died 29 Dec 1962, at Howard Hospital in Pelham. The funeral was held 31 Dec 1962, from Mispah Primitive Baptist Church at 2:00 PM with Elder Earl Childs officiating, assisted by Rev Hugh Lee Brinkley. Mrs Miller was born in Obrain, Florida, 29 Sep 1873. She is survived by three sons, Norman and J. P. Miller of Pelham and Neabom Miller of Kokama, Indiana; three daughters, Mrs. Roy Adams of Whigham, Mrs. J. F. Adams of Pelham, and Mrs. Maggie Hawthorne of Meigs; 19 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren. She is survived by three brothers, W. S. Daughtery of Pelham, A. K. Daughtery of Tampa, Fla., and T. H. Daughtery of Pelham; and one sister, Mrs. Henry Eaton of Pelham.

Obituary of Anderson J. Morgan as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 3 Oct 1963. Funeral services for Andrew J. Morgan, age 79, of Camilla, were held at 5:00 PM Sunday, 29 Sep 1963, at Mt Zion Baptist Church with Elder Prentice Spivey and the Rev Jasper Sadler officiating. Burial was in Mt. Zion Cemetery with Braswell Funeral Home of Pelham in charge of arrangements. A former Pelham resident, he died Friday, 27 Sep 1963, in Mitchell County Hospital after an extended illness. He had lived for the past 14 months with Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Goodson of Camilla. Surviving are a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Obituary of Catherine Ford Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 13 Apr 1934. Mrs. Kate Palmer, widow of the late Geo. W. Palmer, pioneer citizen and widely loved woman, died at her home in Mt. Zion community Friday, 6 Apr 1934, at 6:00 PM after a tedious illness of several weeks. Loved ones and friends were constant in attendance at her bedside during the days of waiting for the summons, with tender care and loving ministration. Funeral services took place Sunday, 8 Apr 1934, at 2:30 PM at Mt. Zion church, the building being crowded to overflowing with friends and relatives of this good woman gathered to pay their last tribute of love and honor. Services were conducted by Rev S. O. Thomas, pastor of Mt. Zion, assisted by Rev E. B. Sutton of Sale City. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. After service in the church, the body was laid to rest in the Mt. Zion cemetery. The pall bearers were Hubert Palmer, Albert Palmer, Julius Palmer, Sam Palmer, Dick Griner and George Williams. J. R. Bramlett of Camilla Hardware and Implement Co. was in charge. Mrs. Palmer was 79 years of age. She was born in this county in 1855, and was member of one of the oldest families of the county, growing up as the county grew and witnessing development of the county from large areas of virgin woods to farms, towns and communities. The fine, dauntless spirit of the pioneer woman was hers and characterized her long and worthy life. Industry, modesty, undying loyalty to family, home and church describe Mrs. Palmer's old fashioned womanhood, which still lives on in example and influence to bless the generations of her children. Her faith in God was her strong rock through the changing years of life and she had been a happy Christian since childhood when she united with the Baptist church. Mrs. Palmer is survived by two sons, J. L. Palmer and T. E. Palmer, and six daughters, Mrs. M. J. Akridge, Mrs. B. E. Williams, Miss Viola Palmer, Mrs. J. L. Eubanks, Mrs. Frank Jones and Mrs. O. L. Davis, all of this county. Her husband preceded her to the grave about twenty-five years ago. She leaves a number of grandchildren and several great grandchildren, a large number of other near relatives and a host of friends.

Obituary of Coral L. Davis Daniels Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 11 Feb 1960. Mrs. T. Emory Palmer, age 77, died at her home on the Moultrie Road late Wednesday, 3 Feb 1960, after an illness which had confined her to her bed for the most part of the last nine years. Funeral services were held Friday, 5 Feb 1960 at 3:00 PM at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church. The Rev Edgar T. Davis Jr. and Rev Jasper Sadler officiated. Interment was in the church cemetery. Bramlett Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Serving as pall bearers were Hugh Allen, Lewis E. Collins, Harry Collins, Joe Barber Adams, Robert Price, Earle Singletary, Lewis Campbell and W. O. (Buster) Palmer. Mrs. Palmer was born in Hernando County, Florida, on 15 Nov 1882, the daughter of the late Nathan B. and Alcy Mount Davis. She came to Mitchell County in 1915 as a teacher in the Cotton school. She also taught at the old Pleasant Hill School. A widow when she came t this county, she was married 15 Apr 1917, to T. Emory Palmer. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, a WMU member at Camilla First Baptist and member of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, Emory Palmer; two sons, Leslie R. Daniels of Colonial Beach, Va., and Cecil E. Palmer of Elberton; five step-sons, Eustis Palmer of Tifton, C. Turner Palmer of Mobile, Ala., Tom M. Palmer of Hampton Va., Ed W. Palmer and Frank B. Palmer, both of Camilla; a sister, Mrs. J. H. Glenn Sr. of Pelham; and eight grandchildren a great grandchild.

Obituary of Mary Ella Baker Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 4 Aug 1960. Death claimed one of Mitchell County's oldest pioneer citizens when Mrs. Mary Ella Baker Palmer, widow of the late James L. Palmer, died late Saturday, 30 Jul 1960, afternoon at the age of 83 while visiting her good friend, Mrs. Sadie Phillips, in Camilla. Mrs. Phillips, who had been ill at the hospital but was then at home was visited by Mrs. Palmer in company with Mrs. Palmer's daughters. Mrs. Palmer said she felt tired and asked permission to lay down on the bed with Mrs. Phillips. She did and within a short while she was asleep and died in her sleep rather unexpectedly to all. Services were held Monday, 1 Aug 1960, at 5:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Camilla where she was one of the oldest members. Coming down from McCaysville, Ga., to conduct the services was her former pastor here in Camilla, the Rev Charles Duncan. Interment followed in Oakview Cemetery with Bramlett Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Serving as pall bearers were Lucien Bush, Allen Thomas, Aubrey and Jimmy Osteen, Winston and Marvin Faircloth, Jack Palmer and Jimmy Ashcraft. Mrs. Palmer was born in Mitchell County on 10 Sep 1876, the daughter of the late John and Mary Akridge Baker. Her husband, James L. Palmer, prominent farmer and leader in the county, preceded her in death in 1953. Survivors include two sons, Alton and Donovan Palmer of Camilla; six daughters, Mrs. B. M. Archibald, Mrs. J. L. Gray, Mrs. A. J. Osteen and Mrs. Ermine Branch, all of Camilla, Mrs. J. T. Alexander of Dallas, Ga., and Mrs. Clyde Dewitt of Columbus, Ga. Thirteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Obituary of Sarah Anne Williams Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 2 Aug 1962. Funeral services will be held this afternoon, Thursday, 2 Aug 1962, at 3:00 PM at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church for Mrs. Sarah Anne Williams Palmer, widow of the late William C. Palmer, who died Tuesday, 31 Jul 1962, night at Mitchell County Hospital at the age of 87 after a stay there of three weeks. Rev Alvin Bush, pastor, and Rev Wallace Little of Meigs, will officiate. Interment will be in the church cemetery with Bramlett Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pall bearers will be W. C. Palmer, A. C. Palmer Jr., W. J. Hurst, J. C. Hurst Jr., Maurice Palmer, Lloyd Palmer Foret, Sidney Palmer, Peyton Ott, Wood Marshall, Harry DeVenny and Bennett Shelton. Honorary pall bearers will be Dr. Marcel J. Foret, John Powell, A. B. Chambliss, Abe Bahooshian, Harmon Adams, L. J. Powell, E. C. Richter and Ashmore Wilder. Mrs. Palmer was born 27 Jan 1875, in Perry, Florida, daughter of the late Wilburn and Elizabeth Towles Williams. She had lived in Mitchell County for the past 68 years. She was a member of Pleasant Hill Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Marcel J. Foret of Washington, D. C.; three sons, Bruce Palmer of Pelham, Allie Palmer of New Orleans, La., Woodrow Palmer of Pompano, Fla., two sisters, Mrs. Allie Faircloth of Camilla and Mrs. Ada Peacock of Perry, Fla. Twelve grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren also survive.

Obituary of Emma Missouri Palmer Poore as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 13 Sep 1957. Mrs. Martin Poore died at the age of 82 about 11:00 AM yesterday (Thursday), 12 Sep 1957, at Mitchell County Hospital after a long illness due to the infirmities of age. Funeral plans are incomplete, pending the arrival of some of the members of the family, but one of them said the services would probably be some time Saturday, 14 Sep 1957, at Mt. Zion Baptist Church where she held membership. Mrs. Poore was the former Miss Emma Missouri Palmer, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Palmer, of Mitchell County. She had spent her entire life here. She was the widow of Mart Poore who died in November of 1950. One son, James Medford Poore, died in March 1955 and since that time she had made her home at the old family home place with her daughter-in-law, Mrs. James Medford (Ouida) Poore, and grandson J. M. Poore Jr. (Jimmy). Survivors include the daughter-in-law and grandson who lovingly cared for her during her last illness; one daughter, Mrs. Jewell Carrera of Mariposa, California; two sons, Neufville Poore of Atlanta and J. Lorraine Poore of Leesburg, Fla; one sister, Mrs. Ila Frazier of Pelham; three brothers, Hubert I. Palmer of Sale City, Sam and Tenneth Palmer of Camilla. She leaves also five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Obituary of James Medford Poore Sr. as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 25 Mar 1955. Funeral services for James Medford Poore Sr., 57, were held Saturday, 19 Mar 1955, afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Camilla with the Rev Otis Glover and Rev Charles Duncan, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Oakview cemetery with Masonic services at graveside. Serving as pall bearers were: Leo Bateman, N. W. Green, Earl Doster, all of Camilla. E. B. Beasley of Sale City, Leon Bishop of Moultrie and Leonard Eubanks of Pelham. Bramlett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mr. Poore died at his home late Thursday, 17 Mar 1955, of a heart ailment from which he suffered the past year or more. He was born and reared in Mitchell County, the son of Mrs. Emma Poore and the late Martin Poore. He was a graduate of Atlanta Law School and veteran of World War I. He held wide farming interest and was a pulpwood operator in Camilla and Moultrie. He was a member of the Camilla Masonic Lodge, the Commandery of Moultrie, Hasan Shrine Temple of Albany, and a charter member of Post 141 of the American Legion. Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Emma Poore, his wife, the former Ouida Cox; one son, James Medford Poore Jr.; one sister, Mrs. Gus Carrera of Felton, Cal.; two brothers, Lorraine Poore of Leesburg, Fla. and Neufville Poore of Atlanta.

Obituary of Carl Redmond Rackley Sr. as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 26 Dec 1963. Funeral services for Carl Redmond Rackley, Sr., age 83, were held Sunday, morning 22 Dec 1963 at 10:00 AM at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev N. B. Jordan officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery with Bramlett Funeral Home of Camilla in charge of arrangements. Mr. Rackley, a native of Mitchell County, died Friday in the Mitchell County Hospital after a two week illness. He was a retired farmer and was born and reared in the Greenough Community in Mitchell County. He was a member of the Pebble City Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Carl R Rackley, Jr., Labron A. Rackley, both of Atlanta; two daughters, Mrs. Hardy Carr, Mrs. James H. Edwards, both of Camilla; three brothers, George Rackley of Warner Robins, Loyd Rackley of San Francisco, Cal., Joe Rackley of Meigs; three sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Boutwell of Palatka, Fla., Mrs. John Brooks of Pelham, Mrs. Ethel Williams of Atlanta; 21 grandchildren; one great grandchild.

Obituary of Emmett Ernest Rackley Sr. as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 18 Jul 1958. Emmett E. Rackley, 70 year old Mitchell County farmer of the Greenough section, died around noon Monday, 14 Jul 1958, in the Mitchell County Hospital from injuries he received in a collision of his car and a large propane truck-trailer unit about six miles out of Camilla on the Sylvester highway. The gas truck unit was operating out of Bainbridge, Ga. The accident took place a short distance east of his home on the hill at Greenough. Both he and the truck were traveling west toward Camilla. Mr. Rackley attempted to make a left turn off the highway into his farm just below his house when the truck at the same time was attempting t pass him on the highway. The truck plowed into the left side of the auto. Deputy Sheriff Roger Brown was the first local officer on the scene and Georgia State Patrolman Roland Floyd, the Thomasville office, conducted the investigation. No charges were filed against the driver of the truck. Mr. Rackley was carried into Camilla Mitchell County Hospital and doctors had set his arm, broken in two places, when he died. Funeral services were held Tuesday, 15 Jul 1958, at 4:00 PM at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and interment followed in the church cemetery in the family plot. The Rev J. R. McFarland the Rev H. N. Earnest, pastors of Pleasant Hill and Pebble City Baptist Churches officiated. Bramlett Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. Pall bearers were Oscar Rackley, Carl Rackley, Kay Williams, Vassar Rackley, Lyman Hinson, Oren Rackley, Jack Mansfield and Donnie Mansfield. Emmett Ernest Rackley was born seventy years ago in Mitchell County, the son of Cornelius and Mary V. Rackley, pioneer residents of this county. He was born a short distance of Camilla, the family later going to Pebble City section where Mr. Rackley grew to young manhood. He spent the past forty years or more in the Greenough section on the spot where he resided when he died. He was happily married in 1911 to the former Miss Pauline Mansfield, she having preceded him in death on 20 Jan 1957. Mr. Rackley was a member of the Pebble City Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, Henry Jacob Rackley, who was living with his father at Greenough, Emmett Ernest Rackley Jr., of Camilla.; two daughters, Mrs. C. R. Booth of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Harry Musgrove of Albany; five brothers, Joe E. Rackley and Eldon F. Rackley of Meigs, George G. Rackley of Pelham, Carl R. Rackley of Greenough, Boyd H. Rackley of California; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Williams and Mrs. Brooks Vie of Mitchell County, and Mrs. Myrtle Brightwell of Ocala, Fla; five grandchildren, C.R. Booth Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., Henry Jacob Rackley Jr., Polly, David and Sheila Rackley, all of Camilla.

Obituary of Pauline Mansfield Rackley as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 25 Jan 1957. Funeral services for Mrs. Emmett E. Rackley, 60, were held at 2:00 PM Monday, 22 Jan 1957, at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and interment was in the church cemetery. The Rev Sheffield, pastor, assisted by the Rev Charles Duncan, officiated. Bramlett Funeral Home was in charge. Daughter of Morgan Mansfield of Newton, and the late Mrs. Mansfield, Mrs. Rackley was the former Miss Pauline Mansfield. She was born and reared in Mitchell County and was active in church and social circles. She died suddenly Saturday, 20 Jan 1957, night at the Mitchell County Hospital of a heart attack. Besides her husband and father, other survivors include two sons, Earnest Rackley and Jake Rackley of Camilla; two daughters, Mrs. C. R. Booth of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and Mrs. Harry Musgrove of Albany.

Obituary of John Thomas Reynolds Jr. as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 23 Aug 1957. The community was saddened by the death of John Thomas Reynolds, Jr., prominent Camilla business man, early Friday, 16 Aug 1957, at Emory University Hospital, in Atlanta, after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Sunday, 18 Aug 1957, at the First Baptist Church in Camilla, at 4:00 PM. Rev Louis M. Spivey and Rev N. H. Williams officiated. Comforting funeral music was rendered by Mrs. Delton Harden, soloist, and Mrs. W. A. Smith, J., organist. Interment was in Oakview Cemetery with Bramlett Funeral Home in Charge of arrangements. Pallbearers were A. R. Royal, P. C. Cullens, E. J. Vann III, Charles Kolbie, Frank S. Twitty, Paschal Ward, Harry Bullock and Lynwood Garrett. Mr. Reynolds was born 26 Aug 1907 in Huntsville, Alabama, the son of the late John Thomas Reynolds Sr. and Ada Wheeler Reynolds. He was 49 years of age. He came to Camilla from Huntsville in 1940 to be affiliated with Thrifty Food Store as bookkeeper, leaving this position to join the naval service where he served three years. In 1945 he went into the dry cleaning business with the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Luckey. He served on the City Council for four years. At the time of his death, he and his wife were opening a new dry cleaning plant in Camilla. Mr. Reynolds was happily married to Miss Lorette Luckey, of Camilla in 1940. He was a Woodman and Legionnaire. Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Ada Leigh and Karen; one son, Ensign J. T. Reynolds III of Norfolk, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. M. M. Cantrell, Mrs. J. M. Lewter and Mrs. J. P. Sory, all of Huntsville, Alabama, and two grandchildren, Patricia and Johnny Reynolds of Norfolk, Va.

Obituary of Katherine Rackley Sanders as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 19 Dec 1958. The entire community was saddened late Thursday, 11 Dec 1958, when news came of the passing of Mrs. Hollis Sanders in Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville. Her death came after an illness beginning five years ago last month. Brief and simple but beautiful graveside services were held Saturday, 13 Dec 1958, at 3:00 PM at Oakview Cemetery with the Rev Edgar T. Davis Jr. , the Rev Wallace Little and the Rev N. H. Williams officiating. Mrs. Sanders' husband had suffered a heart attack a short while before her death and was a patient at Mitchell County Hospital in Camilla when she died. He left the hospital, however, to attend funeral services along with grief-stricken members of the family wearied from many long days of nursing care. Mr. Sanders returned to the hospital following services and on Wednesday of this week was dismissed to go home and rest there. W. L. Bennett, Harmon Adams, Walter Edison, Harry Collins, George Temple, Allmond Spence, John Gray and E. J. Vann iii served as pall bearers. Bramlett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Sanders was the former Miss Katherine Rackley and was forty-six at the time of her death. She was born in Mitchell County on 8 May 1912, daughter of Mrs. Hortense Goolsby Rackley and the late Elias J. Rackley of Camilla. She was graduated from the local school and in 1934 was happily married to Hollis Sanders. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Camilla where she took part in various phases of the church program, loving particularly to serve in the choir. She had to resign from the choir however when she became ill. Knowing all along that she faced death from an incurable disease the beloved Camilla woman will long be remembered by the many who visited her as a shut-in for the beautiful spirit in which she endured her illness. Exemplifying real Christian faith in her quiet and gentle manner it was she who inspired much of the time rather than the many who paid her brief calls or visits. Besides her husband she is survived by her mother and three sons, Hollis Jr. a student at Southern Tech in Atlanta, Jeffery who is thirteen years old and Alan who is twelve years old. Three sisters and one brother also survive and they are; Mrs. H. D. Edison of Camilla, Mrs. L. V. Stewart of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. T. F. Herlihy of Arlington, Va., and Rodolph Rackley of Camilla.

Obituary of Charles Samuel Shirah Sr. as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 11 Apr 1958. Charles Samuel Shirah Sr. passed away Saturday, 5 Apr 1958, at the home of his son, George W. Shirah, near Camilla, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held Monday, 7 Apr 1958, at 3:00 PM, at the Hopeful Baptist Church with the Rev A. L. Croy and the Rev W. H. Rittenhouse officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Bramlett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Serving as pall bearers were his nephews, Lamar Shirah, Cleve Cranford, James Sellers, Clifford Shirah, Carl Shirah Jr., Emory Shirah and Carzell Shirah. Mr. Shirah was 65 years of age. He was born in Mitchell County in 1893, son of the late George Washington and Martha Ann Chance Shirah. He was a farmer and landowner in the Pine Cliff community and a member of Fathers Home Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, George W. of Camilla, and Charles S. Jr. of Pelham; six daughters, Mrs. W. L. Goodson and Mrs. E. E. Carroll of Sale City, Mrs. O. C. Musselwhite of Winter Haven, Fla., Mrs. Edwin Pollock and Mrs. Alice Shirah of Camilla and Mrs. E. C. Palmer of Pelham; five sisters, Mrs. J. C. Harmon of California, Mrs. W. L. Cain of Bainbridge, Mrs. J. B. Maples and Mrs. Floyd Taylor of Camilla and Mrs. Ralph Jackson of Tifton; three brothers, John E. Shirah and George W. Shirah of Camilla and Carl Shirah of Bainbridge; twenty grandchildren and several great grandchildren.

Obituary of Kate Dennard Shirah as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 1 Apr 1955. Mrs. Kate Dennard Shirah, wife of Charles S. Shirah Sr., died early Wednesday, 30 Mar 1955, afternoon at Mitchell County Hospital after suffering a stroke earlier at her home in Pine Cliff community. Funeral services will be held this afternoon (Friday), 1 Apr 1955, at 3:00 PM at Hopeful Baptist Church with Rev W. A. Addison, of Bainbridge, officiating. Pall bearers will be Lamar Shirah, Jesse Lee, Emory Shirah, Floyd Taylor, Everett Taylor, and Pope Gray. Bramlett Funeral Home of Camilla will be in charge of arrangements. Interment will be in the church cemetery. she was a member of Fathers Home Free Will Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late Nancy Cleveland and Tom Byron Dennard, of Mitchell County. She was married 47 years ago to C. S. Shirah who survives her in addition t six daughters, Mrs. W. L. Goodson, Mrs. E. C. Palmer, Mrs. W. R. Owen, all of Pelham RFD. Mrs. E. C. Carroll of Sale City, Mrs. O. C. Musselwhite and Mrs. L. E. Pollock, both of Winter Haven, Fla.; two sons, George W. Shirah and Charles S. Shirah Jr, both of Pelham RFD; four sisters and three brothers and twenty grandchildren.

Obituary of Hillary Auscar Shiver as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 24 May 1962. Hillie Auscar Shiver, age 79, died at his home on Oakland Avenue in Camilla on Monday, 21 May 1962, after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday, 22 May 1962, at 3:00 PM at the residence with Rev Edgar T. Davis Jr., pastor of the First Baptist Church of Camilla officiating. Interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery with Bramlett Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pall bearers were Walter Tennyson, Morris Kolbie, Walter Hays, Julian Stoudemire, Frank McMinn, Gordon Mullis, Reid Prosser and Ralph Going. Mr. Shiver was born in Worth County on 23 Apr 1883, son of the late Henry O. and Molly Shiver. He moved to Mitchell County with his parents at the age of seven and had lived in Camilla for the past sixty years where he was engaged in the grocery and meat market business. He served as a member of the Camilla City Council for 16 years. His wife, the late Della Lovinggood Shiver, preceded him in death some years ago. Survivors include one son, Henry Hill Shiver; two grandsons, Bruce Hill Shiver and Henry Hill Shiver Jr.

Obituary of H. L. "Buddy" White as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 11 Jan 1946. Buddy White dies her Monday, 7 Jan 1946, night. {note: this obituary did indeed start in the middle of the sentence as follows] ...this section and had many friends known Mitchell County farmer died Monday night at the home of his son, C. O. White, here. He was eighty years old. Funeral services took place Tuesday, 8 Jan 1946, afternoon at Mt. Zion Baptist Church conducted by the Rev S. O. Thomas, retired pastor of the church, in the presence of a large gathering of friends. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mr. White spent his entire life in this section and had many friends who are saddened to learn of his death. he was united in marriage to Miss Borcie Taylor Davidson, who preceded him in death several years ago. Surviving are the following children: Boyd White of Blakely; D. C. White and Mrs. Arrie Harrell of Pelham; Mrs. Emmett Tinsley, Mrs. Edward Dowdy, Mrs. John Dodson, C.O. White and Evans White, all of Camilla. They have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.


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