of people who either lived in Mitchell County or were related to residents
Obituary of Edward Washington Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 11 Oct 1972. The funeral for Edward W. Palmer, 66, Camilla, who died Friday 6 Oct 1972 at the VA Hospital in Dublin after a lengthy illness , was held Sunday, 8 Oct 1972 at 3:00 PM from the First Baptist Church. The Rev Edgar T. Davis Jr. officiated. Interment was in Oakview Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Harry Collins, George Temples, James Simmons, Jim Barrett, R. D. Covington, and Lewis Collins. Honorary escorts were Robert Culpepper, Joe Palmer, Charles Mathews, Alva Crow, Lester Turley, Bob Hughes, Tom Cobb and Jack Hall. Born in Mitchell County, 30 Mar 1906, he was a son of the late Thomas E. and Maggie Anderson Palmer. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and a veteran of World War II. He was employed for a number of years by the Escambia Chemical Company. survivors include his wife, Mrs. Agnes Bates Palmer of Camilla, two daughters, Mrs. William Hamil Jr. of Arlington, Ga., and Mrs. Percy Hornsby of Iron City, Ga.; six grandchildren; six brothers, Leslie Daniel Palmer of Colonial Beach, Va., Eustes Palmer of Tifton; Frank Palmer of Camilla, Turner Palmer of Mobile, Ala., Cecil Palmer of Albany and Tom Palmer of Hampton, Va. Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Isaac Alton Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 17 Sep 1969. Funeral services for Isaac Alton Palmer, 65, Camilla, who died Tuesday, 16 Sep 1969 at Mitchell County Hospital after a lengthy illness, will be held today, Wednesday, 17 Sep 1969, at the First Baptist Church of Camilla. Rev Edgar T. Davis will officiate with interment in Oakview Cemetery. Born in Mitchell County, 21 Nov 1903, he was a son of the late James L. and Mary Ella Baker Palmer. He served with the U. S. Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Camilla First Baptist Church where he was a teacher for the Barraca Sunday School Class for a number of years. He was a member of Camilla Lodge 128 F.& A. M. and a retired farmer. He was married to the former Gladys Ivey who survives him. Other survivors include one daughter, Mary Beth Palmer of Camilla; one brother, Donovan Palmer of Camilla; six sisters, Mrs J. L. Gray, Mrs. Pansy Archibald, and Mrs. A. J. Osteen, all of Camilla, Mrs. Ermine Branch of Albany, Mrs. J. T. Alexander of Jeffersonville, Ga., and Mrs. Clyde Dewitt of Warm Springs, Ga. Parker Bramlett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Neadom Avioure Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 20 Aug 1971. The funeral for Neadom Aviour Palmer, 66, Pelham, who died Friday 20 August 1971 at Mitchell County Hospital, was held Sunday, 22 Aug 1971 at 4:00 PM at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Rev Wayne Meadows and Rev Roy C. Odom officiated. Interment was in Mispah Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Jerome Chason, A. G. Chason Jr., Lavon Chason, Deleon Aldridge, Oman Rackley and Peyton Ott. Born in Mitchell County 12 Sep 1904, he was a son of the late Neadom Lee and Lucy Ott Palmer. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and a retired farmer. Survivors include four brothers, Mitt, Tommy, Hubert and Eulamous Palmer, all of Pelham; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Marchant and Mrs. Howard Trammelll, both of Pelham. Braswell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Samuel L. Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 1 Dec 1976. Eighty-five year old Sam Palmer, native of Mitchell county, died on Thanksgiving Day, 25 Nov 1976, at his home near Camilla in the Mt. Zion section. Funeral services were held Sunday, 28 Nov 1976, at 2:00 PM at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church with the Rev O. M. Cates officiating with the church pastor, Rev A. Davis. Interment followed in the church cemetery. Pallbearers were Charles Griner, Ivey Griner, Ralph Eubanks, Daniel Palmer, Milwood Faircloth, Roy Palmer Jr. and Jack Palmer. Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home of Camilla was in charge of funeral arrangements. Mr. Palmer was born 13 Dec 1981, in Mitchell County, son of the late Charles Palmer and Mary Ann Bussle Palmer. He was a retired farmer and member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Juanita Farrell of Arlington, Tx., and Mrs. Gwendolyn Simas of Shingle Springs, Ca.; three sons, Loyd Palmer of Bainbridge, Elmo Palmer of Pavo, Ga. and Waldo Palmer of Tallahassee, Fla. Nineteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.
Obituary of Tenneth G. Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 30 Sep 1970. The funeral for Mr. Tenneth G. Palmer, RFD Camilla, who died Tuesday, 29 Sep 1970 at Mitchell County Hospital will be held today Wednesday, 30 Sep 1970 at Braswell Funeral Home Chapel at 4:00 PM. Elder Earl Childs will officiate assisted by Elder Prentiss Spivey. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memory Gardens. Born in Mitchell County, 26 Oct 1896, Mr. Palmer was 73 years old. He was a farmer. He was the son of Charles and Betsy Ann Bustle Palmer. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dora Smith Palmer of Camilla; three sons, Daniel V. Palmer of Camilla, Roy P. Palmer of Sylvester and Gene P. Palmer of Columbus; six grandchildren; one brother, Sam Palmer of Camilla. Braswell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Tommie Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 15 Jan 1975. Funeral services for Mr. Tommie Palmer, age 61, of Route 1, Pelham, who died 10 Jan 1975 at Palmyra Park Hospital in Albany after a brief illness was held Saturday 11 Jan 1975 at 3:00 PM at the Braswell Funeral Home chapel. The Rev Wayne Meadows and Rev R. E. Blewett officiated with the interment in the Mispah Cemetery. Mr. Palmer was born in Mitchell County, 22 Oct 1913. He was married 1 July 1969 to the former Virginia Lee. He was an employee of the Hand Trading Company. Active pallbearers were Neal Palmer, Lee Grant, Carl Taylor, Terry Palmer, Neadom Palmer and Don Taylor. He was a son of the late M. L. Palmer and Lucy Cora Ott Palmer. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Palmer of Pelham, one son, Robert Wilson of Pelham, two daughters, Mrs. Mary Ellen Brixhoff of Bristol, Fla. and Mrs. Linda Landry of Baton Rouge, La.; three brothers, Milton Palmer, Eulamos Palmer and Hubert Palmer, all of Pelham, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Marchant and Mrs. H. T. Trammell also of Pelham. Also surviving are 5 grandchildren. Braswell Funeral Home of Pelham was in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Woodrow Wilson Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 2 May 1969. The funeral for Woodrow Wilson Palmer, 54, of Deerfield Beach, Fla. was held Wednesday, 30 Apr 1969 at 3 :00 PM at the Braswell funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Palmer died as a result of an automobile accident 28 Apr 1969. Rev Max Thurman officiated and interment was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Serving as active pallbearers were Al Palmer Jr., Joel Culpepper, Peyton Ott, Kay Williams, Doffice Palmer and Dolphus Gantt. Born in Mitchell County 12 Aug 1914, he was a son of the late William C. and Sarh Ann Williams Palmer of Pelham. He was a farmer. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Bennett F. Shelton Jr. and one grandson, Bennett F. Shelton III of Decatur, Ga.; two brothers, A. C. Palmer of Camilla and Bruce Palmer of Pelham; one sister, Mrs. Marcel Foret of Washington, D. C. Braswell Funeral Home of Pelham was in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Nora Alzeta Clark Phelps as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 17 Jul 1993. Nora Clark Phelps, 92, of Camilla died Thursday, 15 Jul 1993, at University Hospital in Augusta. Funeral services will be held at 3:00 PM Saturday, 17 Jul 1993, at Camilla First Baptist Church. Burial will be held in Pinecrest Cemetery. Pall bearers are Glenn Phelps, David Phelps, Cary Phelps, Mickie Phelps, Dave Phelps, Darrell Boutwell, Randall Boutwell and William Beasley. A life long resident of Mitchell County, Mrs. Phelps was born 27 Jan 1901, in Mitchell County, the daughter of Ely Clark and Ella Griner. She was the wife of the late Carl Davis Phelps and was a homemaker. She was a member of Camilla First Baptist Church and was a member of the Philathea Sunday School Class. Survivors include three sons, Malcolm, Harry and Duane Phelps, all of Camilla; two daughters, Mabel Neal of St. Simon Island, and Mary Ella Boutwell of Augusta; 15 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild. The family received friends at Mr. and Mrs. Harry Phelps, Hwy. 19, Camilla. Parker Funeral Home of Camilla has charge of arrangements.
Obituary of William Austin Phelps as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 29 Aug 1992. The funeral service for William Austin "Billy" Phelps, a former city councilman and owner of Phelps Hardware, was held Friday at 2:00 PM at the Camilla United Methodist Church. Burial was in Oakview Cemetery. Phelps died Wednesday 26 August 1992, at the Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany. Phelps, the son of the late King Phelps and Mollie West Phelps, was a native of Mitchell County. He was born 21 Feb 1921, in Sale City. Phelps was a member of the Camilla United Methodist Church where he formerly served as member of the administrative board. He was a member of the Jay Gardner Sunday School Class. Phelps was retired. He was the owner of the Phelps Hardware Company in Camilla, a company he founded in 1949. He also served on the Camilla City Council for many years. Survivors include his wife, Willie Pearl Rivers of Camilla, one daughter, Karen Patten of Albany; two sons, King Phelps of Albany and Jim Phelps of Sylvester; three sisters, Irma Palmer of Tallahassee, Lois Peters of Albany and Mrs. Lee Collins of Baconton; and six grandchildren. Dr. John Beck and the Rev Ted Bass officiated at the service. Pall bearers were Malcolm Phelps, Dewey Phelps, Yates Peters, Pryor Connell, Merrill Jones and Morris Edwards. Members of the Jay Gardner Sunday School Class were honorary pallbearers.
Obituary of Charlotte Shiver Wisham as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 12 Oct 1988. Charlotte Shiver Wisham, 41, of Camilla, died Thursday, 6 Oct 1988, in Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany. services were held Friday, 7 Oct 1988, in Parker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev Randall Wynn and the Rev Virgil Gandy officiating. Burial was in Father's Home Cemetery. Mrs. Wisham, born 16 June 1947, in Mitchell County, was the daughter of Vivian Adair Shiver Smith of Camilla and the late Cedric Shiver. She was married to Woodrow Wisham of Camilla. She was a member of Father's Home Church. Survivors include her husband; her mother, her step-father, Jimmy Smith of Camilla; one brother, Jimmy Shiver of Baconton; and one sister, Judy Jones of Valdosta. Active pall bearers were Johnny Edwards, Martie Hooks, Rodney Wisham, Rent Wisham, Rex Shiver, Bobby Clyde White, Bobby Tatum and Charles Pollock. Parker Funeral Home of Camilla had charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Henry Jacob Rackley Sr as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 22 Nov 1968. Funeral services were held Thursday, 21 Nov 1968, for henry Jacob Rackley Sr., who died at his home of an apparent heart attack. A native of Mitchell County, he was born 12 Oct 1921, the sone of the late Pauline Mansfield and Emmett E. Rackley. Survivors include his widow, Bonnie Condrey, two sons, H. J. Rackley Jr. and George David Rackley of Camilla; two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Douglas of Waycross; Miss Sheila Rackley of Camilla and two grandchildren; one brother, Ernest Rackley of Camilla; two sisters, Mrs. Hazel Booth of Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. and Mrs. Harry Musgrove of Albany. Services were held in the Parker-Bramlett Chapel at 2:00 PM with Rev N. B. Jordan and Rev Gene Swinson officiating. Interment was in Pleasant Hill cemetery. Pall bearers were: Tommy Burford, Allen Burford, Charlie Booth, Randy Carr, Charles Condra, Daniel Martin, Toney Faircloth and Ben Washington Jr.
Obituary of George Palmer Rackley as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 9 May 1975. Funeral services for Mr. Palmer Rackley, 76 years of age, of Augusta, Ga., who died Tuesday, 6 May 1975, at the Beverly Manor Nursing Home in Augusta was conducted Thursday afternoon, 8 May 1975, at 2:00 PM from the chapel of the Parker-Bramlett funeral Home. Interment followed in the Oakview Cemetery. Mr. Rackley was a native of Mitchell County. He was born 7 Jan 1899. Mr. Rackley was the son of the late Joseph A Rackley and Laphila Baggs Rackley. His wife was the late Margaret Cooney. Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.
Obituary of Alonzo Thurmond Rigsby Sr as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 7 May 1975. Funeral services for Mr. A. T. Rigsby Sr., 74 years of age, of Sale City, who died early Monday, 5 May 1975, at Palmyra Park Hospital in Albany will be conducted today, 7 May 1975, at 4:00 PM from the Pebble City Baptist Church. The Rev Phillip Newton and Rev W. F. Dyches will officiate with interment in the Pebble City Cemetery. Mr. Rigsby was a native of Mitchell County, born 24 May 1900. He was a retired farmer, a member of the Pebble City Baptist Church, a deacon and treasurer of the church for a number of years and he also served on the Mitchell County Board of Education for 16 years. He was the son of the late James T. and Alice Burnette Rigsby. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Bess Faircloth of Sale City, three sons, Rudy, Randy and A. T. Jr., all of Sale City; four sisters, Mrs Cora Thomas of Pelham, Mrs. Irene Hatcher of Doerun, Mrs. Ruby Sullivan of Camilla and Mrs. Beasley of Andalusia, Ala.; two brothers, Judson Rigsby of Sale City and A. J. Rigsby of Lumber City, Ga. Also surviving are 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Elizabeth Faircloth Rigsby as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 23 May 1975. Mrs. A. T. Rigsby Sr., prominent Mitchell County farm woman and former school teacher for a number of years, died early Thursday morning, 22 May 1975, at Mitchell County Hospital in Camilla following a lengthy illness. Funeral services will be held this afternoon, Friday, 23 May 1975, at 4:00 PM at Pebble City Baptist Church where she had held membership and worshiped faithfully with her family for a number of years. Officiating at the services will be her close friend, Rev W. F. Dyches, Rev Phillip Newton, a former pastor of the church and Rev Glenn Hobby who is serving as interim pastor of the church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery where she will be laid to rest by the side of her husband who died only two weeks ago. Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home of Camilla will be in charge of arrangements. Nephews will serve as pall bearers and will include: Frank Faircloth, John Faircloth, Millwood Faircloth, Cleburn Faircloth, Joel Faircloth, Harry Wright Loyd Palmer, Waldo Palmer and Elmer Palmer. Mrs. Rigsby was born in Mitchell County 16 Oct 1900 and was seventy-four years of age at the time of her death. She was the daughter of the late Elias V. Faircloth and Allie Williams Faircloth. Mrs. Rigsby and her late husband farmed in the Pebble City Community for a number of years, dealing largely with cattle, and were successful with their farm operations. They won many honors as farm operators and one year were named Georgia Farm Family of the Year. Their youngest son, A. T. Rigsby Jr., was given the Farm Family of the Year Award at the Young Farmers Associations's First Annual Banquet. Survivors include three sons, Mitchell County School Superintendent Rudy Rigsby, Randy Rigsby and A. T. Rigsby Jr.; three sisters, Mrs. Virginia Sheppard of Camilla, and Mrs. Gladys Wright of Elberton, Ga.; two brothers, Judson Faircloth of Perry, Fla. and Jack Faircloth of Camilla; thirteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Obituary of Edna Brimberry Einstein Roles as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 15 Apr 1970. Funeral services took place at the graveside Sunday, 12 Apr 1970, at 2:00 PM in Oakview Cemetery in Camilla for Mrs. Albert R. (Edna Brimberry) Roles, who died at the age of eighty-three early last Saturday, 10 Apr 1970, morning. Rev Ernest Veal, pastor of Camilla United Methodist Church, and Rev Edgar T. Davis Jr., pastor of the First Baptist Church of Camilla officiated at the services. Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Serving as honorary escort at the graveside were Charles Mathews, Charles Taylor Jr., James Gordon Davis, William Davis, Vernon Twitty, Cameron Head, Dan Palmer Jr., Julian Rivers, Tom Cobb, Jim Williford, Frank Twitty Sr., Charles Kolbie, Fred Bullard, Cecil Thomas, Carroll (BoJay) Spence, Byron Hart, T. B. Twitty Jr., Hal Cochran, Mrs. Paschal Ward, Winston Cross, Bobby Owens, Julian Stoudenmire, Otis Baker, Thomas Arline, Eric Cross, Mr. and Mrs. Porter Blalock, Wallace Worsham, Morris Kolbie and Johnny Singleton. Survivors included three daughters, Mrs. Crawford Pilcher of Warrenton, Mrs. Marvin Crosson and Mrs. R. D. Covington of Camilla; one sister, Mrs. Neva Laseter of Jacksonville, Fla.; six grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Mrs. Roles was born 4 Nov 1886, in Camilla, daughter of the late Thomas and Lena Parker Brimberry. Mrs. Roles was a veteran of more than fifty years of service at the local post office. She began as a child of about twelve or fourteen helping her father who was postmaster. That was in the days of no delivery, everyone going to the post office to get their mail. She sat on a special high stool and helped her father by handing out the mail. She was married as a very young girl to David Einstein who died just a few years afterwards. Several children were born of this union but only one survived. In December of 1916 she was happily married to Albert R. Roles, local plumber, who preceded her in death on 16 May 1958. Mrs. Roles worked all of her life in the post office with the exception of several months during World War I when her husband was serving in Europe and she was with the old Jenkins Drug Store. Mrs. Roles held the job of assistant postmaster for a number of years here in Camilla. She was a lifelong member of the Camilla Methodist Church. She retired at the age of 66 back in 1952 from the post office. Coming from out of town for the services Sunday were Mr. and Mrs. William Pilcher of Warrenton, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Wyman Pilcher of Marietta, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Perry Rountree and Miss Kay Rountree of Metter, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Jack Ray of Warrenton, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Brown of Sharon, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Charles Eberhardt of Atlanta, Mr. and Mrs. Alpha Fowler Jr. of Douglasville, Ga., Mr. Tom Laseter and Mrs. Neva Laseter of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Malcolm Fincher of Dublin, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Claude Wilson of Cordele, Mr. and Mrs. Carr Dodson and daughter, Mary Christie of Macon, Miss Suzanne Pilcher of Macon, Mrs. Virginia Kirk of Thomasville and Dr. and Mrs. Jack Palmer of Athens, Ga.
Obituary of Nancy Merle Palmer Sealy as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 19 May 1993. Nancy Merle Palmer Sealy, 77, of Pelham, died Monday 17 May 1993, at the Pelham Parkway Nursing Home. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, 19 May 1993, at 2:00 PM at the Braswell Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev Robert Clark will officiate. Burial will be held in the Meigs Sunset Cemetery. Born 8 Jul 1915, in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Sarah Louise Grant Palmer and the late Rayburn Wheeler Palmer. She was a retired clerk and was a member of the East Pelham Baptist Church. She was married to the late Walter Perry Sealy, Sr. Survivors include two sons, Buddy Miller of Michigan and Walter Sealy of Cotton; one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Harrison of Macon; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Active pall bearers will be Charles Pilcher, Durwood Hickey, Neal Palmer, Lee Palmer, Frank Stewart and Whit Sealy. Braswell Funeral Home of Pelham is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Leland Sharp as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 26 Mar 1976. Leland Sharp, 72 years of age of Camilla, passed away Wednesday night, 24 Mar 1976, at the Mitchell County Hospital of an apparent heart attack. Mr. Sharp was a native of Mitchell County, born 17 Mar 1904. Mr. Sharp was a farmer, and a member of the Hopeful Baptist Church. He was a son of the late David Sharp and Dicie Mulford Sharp. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bernice Shiver Sharp of Camilla; three daughters, Mrs. Ramona Roper of Dallas, Ga., Mrs. Shelby Haygood of Doraville, Ga. and Mrs. Peggy Hampton of Pelham; a step-daughter, Mrs. Christine Palmer of Camilla; one step-son, Neil Shiver of Camilla; two sisters, Mrs. Sally Jones of Camilla, Mrs. Lila Everson of Albany; three brothers, J. M. Sharp of Dothan, Ala., W. L. Sharp and Elbert Sharp of Camilla; one step-sister, Mrs Jake Marshall of Camilla. Also surviving are six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home who is in charge of the arrangements.
Obituary of Ethel Lyn Shirah as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 18 Sep 1974. Funeral services of Miss Ethlyn Shirah, 70, Pelham, who died Friday, 13 Sep 1974 at Nursecare Nursing Home in Thomasville, were conducted Sunday, 15 Sep 1974 at 3:00 PM from Braswell Funeral Home chapel. The Rev Raymond Parker officiated. Interment was in Pelham Cemetery. Pallbearers were David White, Will T. Castleberry, Leroy Rich, Jack McGalliard, Dewey Hayes and Clarence Brock. Miss Shirah was born 23 Apr 1904 in Mitchell County. She was the daughter of the Mrs. Annie Palmer Whitley of Pelham and the late Jessie Shirah. She was a member of Hand Memorial United Methodist Church and a retired Coats and Clark employee. Survivors in addition to her mother are three brothers, W. R. Whitley of Pelham, J. R. Whitley of Columbus and J. L. Whitley of Albany; three sisters, Mrs. Fred Cook, Mrs. M. E. Broadway and Mrs. Cleve Cranford, all of Pelham. Braswell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of John Emory Shirah as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 18 Nov 1970. Johnnie Emory Shirah celebrated his 80th birthday Saturday afternoon, 14 Nov 1970 at the Mitchell Convalescent Center in Camilla with every one of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren present for the happy family affair. None of his family was missing. Members of the family said he seemed to be alert and enjoyed the occasion. Mr. Shirah died quietly in his sleep early Monday morning, 16 Nov 1970, there at the Convalescent Center where he had been a resident for some time. Funeral services for the prominent Mitchell County native who held extensive farming interests in the Hopeful area, and who took an active part in church, social and community affairs during his early years, were held Tuesday afternoon, 17 Nov 1970, at the Hopeful Baptist Church. He had held membership in the Hopeful Baptist Church for many years and his pastor, Rev Melvin York officiated at the services. Interment was in the church cemetery with pallbearers including Donnie Shirah, Louie Shirah Jr., Kenneth Harmon, Charles Partin, Billy Bingham and Ferrell Shirah. Bramlett Funeral Home of Camilla was in charge of funeral arrangements. He was born 12 Nov 1890, in Mitchell County, son of the late George W. Shirah Sr. and Martha Ann Chance Shirah. His wife preceded him in death some years ago. Survivors include two sons, G. Emory Shirah of Camilla and Clifford W. Shirah of Albany; two daughters, Mrs. E. S. Burch of College Park, Ga. and Mrs. J. F. Harmon Jr. of Camilla; one brother, Carl Shirah of Bainbridge; four sisters, Mrs. B. B. Maples and Mrs. Floyd Taylor of Camilla, Mrs. J. C. Harmon of Bainbridge and Mrs. Lucille Jackson of Tifton. Thirteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren also survive.
Obituary of Louis Hilton Spence as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 3 Apr 1991. Louis Hilton Spence, 65, of Baconton, died Sunday, 3 Mar 1991, at his dome. Funeral services were held Saturday, 23 Mar 1991, at 11:00 AM at Parker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev E. T. Davis officiating. Burial was held at Mt. Zion Cemetery. Spence was born in Mitchell County 20 Apr 1925, the son of the late Seab Randolph Spence and Winnie Lou Tabb. He was a pecan orchard overseer. Surviving him is his brother, Bobby Joe Spence of Jamesville, N.C. Parker Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Obituary of William O. Stevens as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 9 May 1969. W. O. Stevens, 64, resident of Sale City, died early Tuesday, 6 May 1969, of a heart attack in Vereen Memorial Hospital in Moultrie. Death was unexpected. funeral services were held at 5:00 PM Wednesday, 7 May 1969, at the graveside in the Sale City Cemetery. Mr. Stevens, son of the late Dr. Arthur T. Stevens and Myrtle Jolley Stevens of Sale City, was born on 17 Apr 1905 at Sale City. Death occurred at 3:30 AM Tuesday. Mr. Stevens was a Baptist. He spent most of his life as a resident of Moultrie and Sale City. Surviving him are his widow, the former Miss Louise Woolard of Moultrie; two sons, Jerry Stevens of Palatka, Fla. and Gene Stevens of Rochester, N. Y.; one daughter, Mrs. Henry Plair Jr. of Donalsonville, Ga; two brothers, J. C. Stevens of Macon and E. M. Stevens of Norfolk, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Douglas Burnett of Tampa, Fla; and four grandsons, Craig Stevens, Anthony Stevens, Jeff Plair and Richard Plair.
Obituary of Thomas Baker Twitty Jr as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 10 May 1989. Thomas Baker Twitty Jr., 85, of Camilla died 4 May 1989, at Mitchell County Hospital. Services were held Sunday, 7 May 1989, at 3:00 PM in the Parker Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev E. T. Davis officiating, assisted by the Rev Harris Malcolm. Burial was held in the Oakview Cemetery. Twitty was a native of Mitchell County. He was born 19 Sep 1893, son of the late Thomas Baker Twitty Sr. and Tennie Wood Twitty. He was a retired bookkeeper and a member of the Camilla First Baptist Church. His wife was the late Evelyn Perry Twitty. A daughter, Evelyna, preceded him in death. Survivors include one brother, Vernon Twitty Sr. of Camilla; and two grandsons, Tom Monk of Norcross and George Monk of Woodstock. Pallbearers were Harry Collins, Dan Royal, Richard Royal, Joe M. Palmer Jr., Joe B. Adams, Lucien Bush and Charles Mathews. Parker Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Iola Palmer Williams as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 15 Apr 1970. Funeral services were held Saturday, 11 Apr 1970, at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at 3:00 PM for Mrs. Iola Palmer Williams, age 83, and widow of the late Brady C. Williams. Mrs. Williams died Friday, 10 Apr 1970, en route to Mitchell County Hospital of an apparent heart attack. The pastor, Thomas Thorne, and a former pastor, Rev N. B. Jordan, officiated at the services. Interment followed in the church cemetery with Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home of Camilla in charge of arrangements. Serving as pallbearers were A. T. Rigsby Jr., Mike Smith, James Edwards, Kenneth Williams, Kay Williams and Jimmy Williams. A native of Mitchell County she was the daughter of the late George and Katie Ford Palmer. She was born 1 Jul 1886. Her husband was the late Brady C. Williams. She was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. Survivors include five sons; Julius, Ernest and Bill Williams, all of Camilla, Burnett Williams of Baker, Fla., and Samuel Williams of Ochlawaha, Fla.; four daughters, Miss Nina Bell Williams of Camilla, Mrs. Willie J. Mills of Dublin, Mrs. Brantley West and Mrs. Woodrow Ayers of Orlando, Fla. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Johnnie L. Eubanks of Sale city, Mrs. Frank Jones and Mrs. Oscar Davis of Camilla.
Obituary of Nina Belle Williams as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 2 May 1975. The funeral service of Miss Nina Belle Williams, 68, who died in Dublin, Ga., were conducted at 11:00 AM, Thursday, 1 May 1975 in Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home chapel. Interment followed in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Miss Williams, a native of Mitchell County, had lived in Dublin for the past five years. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Wilma Mills of Dublin and Mrs. Janie West and Mrs. Arlene Ayers of Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Samuel Williams of Oklawaha, Fla.
Obituary of Vivian Palmer Williford as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 16 Jan 1993. Vivian Palmer Williford, 78, of Camilla died Tuesday, 12 Jan 1993, at the Mitchell County Hospital in Camilla. Funeral services were held at 11:00 AM Thursday, 14 Jan 1993, at Parker Funeral Chapel with the Rev Edgar Davis and the Rev Harris Malcolm officiating. Burial was held at Branchville Cemetery in Camilla. Born in Mitchell County on 14 Dec 1914, Mrs. Williford was the daughter of the late W. D. Palmer Sr. and Julia Spence. She was a life long resident of Camilla. Mrs. Williford was retired from County Seat in Camilla as a retail sales person. She was a member of the Camilla Pilot Club. She was a member of the Love Sunday School Class and Camilla First Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, 'Betty Freeman of Athens and Charlene Williams of Unadilla; three brothers, W. D. Palmer Jr., Howard and Bo Frank Palmer, all of Camilla; three sisters, Grace Youmans of Albany, Hazel Clark of Camilla and Florence Baker of Sale City; two granddaughters and several nieces and nephews. Parker Funeral Home in Camilla had charge of the arrangements.
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