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Obituary of Emma Spence Fitzgerald as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 23 March 1945. Funeral services were held at Greenwood Baptist church Friday afternoon for Mrs. Emma Spence Fitzgerald, prominent and much beloved Mitchell county woman, who died at her home in Greenwood community Wednesday at midnight after a short illness. The little church was filled with those who knew and loved Mrs. Fitzgerald, relatives, neighbors and long time friends. There were numerous and unusually beautiful floral offerings, bespeaking love and thoughtfulness of friends and hymns of simple Christian faith were sung by the choir. Rev. N. H. Williams conducted the services and was assisted by Rev. C .J. Harvey. Pall bearers were grandsons and grandsons-in-law, Messrs G. R. Fitzgerald, R. S. Fitzgerald, H. J. Fitzgerald, Lester Piland, Ezra Carter and C. K. Cox. Interment was in the family plot in the church cemetery, where her body was laid to rest beside that of her husband, who preceded her in death nineteen years ago. Bramlett Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Fitzgerald died at the age of 85 after a long and useful life. She was born in the lower part of Mitchell county January 29, 1860 and was the firstborn child of her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Warner Spence. When she was a small child her parents moved to Greenwood community where she spent the remainder of her life. She was married May 30, 1876 to E. T. Fitzgerald, a union that lasted fifty years before death severed the tie. She was a charter member of Greenwood Baptist church and of the Womans Missionary Union and was an active and faithful worker in church affairs through the long years. She was ever ready and untiring in her ministry to the sick and suffering, needy and those in trouble. Even after the loss of her eyesight twelve years ago, the same fine and indomitable spirit prevailed and age (sic) was ever thoughtful of others, with love and prayer for them, and attended church services up to her last illness. The eldest of a family of ten children, she outlived them all. The late W. Curry Spence, Warner Spence and Maj. R. E. L. Spence were her brothres (sic). She was the mother of seven children, five of whom were reared to maturity. Her surviving children are J. B. Fitzgerald, of Albany, D. W. Fitzgerald, of Baconton and Mrs. J. C. deGraffenreid and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren also survive. Among those here from a distance to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Fitzgerald, of Albany, and Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Fitzgerald, of Baconton; Mr. and Mrs. Alex Stewart and son Alex, Jr., Messrs R. S. Fitzgerald, H. J. Fitzgerald, D. C. Campbell, and Mr and Mrs. Lester Piland, of Albany; Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Fitzgerald and children, of Ocilla; Miss Delona Frazer, of West Palm Beach, Fla.; Miss Peggy Kirbo, of Bainbridge; Mrs. W. R. Wynn, Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Carter, of Pelham.

Obituary of Guy Hamilton Fitzgerald as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 26 March 1943. Guy H. Fitzgerald, prominent and well beloved Mitchell county farmer, died at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville Friday afternoon at three o'clock, following an illness of ten days from brills fever and complications. Mr. Fitzgerald was carried to the hospital on Monday in serious condition and continued to grow worse. Many of his friends learned of his illness and were sadly shocked by news of his passing. Funeral services took place Sunday at two o'clock at Greenwood Baptist church, of which Mr. Fitzgerald and his wife were leading members. Relatives and numerous friends gathered in the little church to pay homage to a loved friend in the sacred rites of the Christian church. Numerous and beautiful floral pieces were banked about the casket and church chancel and the choir sang hymns of Christian faith, "Shall We Gather At The River," "Sometime We'll Understand" and "Abide With Me." Services were conducted by Rev. S.H. Bennett, assisted by Rev. N. H. Williams. Acting as pall bearers were W.W. Kirbo, Levi Kirbo, Mark Sanders, C.F. Williford, C.P. Adams, E.J. Vann, Jr., B.W. Hughes, John C. Butler, Joe Gary, C.J. Harvey, Cliff Oliver, O.G. Richards, D.V. Thompson, I. Macey, T.L. Kirbo, Julian Rivers, G.C. Smith, Warren Davis and Lester Butler. Interment was in the family lot in Oakview cemetery. Guy Hamilton Fitzgerald was a lifelong resident of Mitchell county. He was born June 10, 1883 and was the son of the late E.T. Fitzgerald and Emma Spence Fitzgerald. Growing up on the farm in lower Mitchell, he had settled in Greenwood community where he operated farming interests and was closely knit with affairs of community and church. Friendly and kind to every one, he was always ready with a happy smile and jolly word of greeting, meeting life with the same brave and cheery philosophy through the years, enjoying his friends with affectionate appreciation, finding something to be happy about. Guy Fitzgerald had many friends who loved him and are deeply saddened by his death. In July 23, 1913 he was happily married to Miss Janie Lowrey, of Preston, with whom he lived for nearly thirty years before the tie war (sic) broken. Their home in Greenwood was a happy gathering place of their relatives and friends. Recently they had built a new home and had just moved in a short time ago. Mr. Fitzgerald was a member of Greenwood Baptist church, where he and his wife were active workers and have meant much to the church. He was a member of et (sic) Woodmen of the World and Modern Woodmen. He is survived by his wife, his aged mother, Mrs. Emma Spence Fitzgerald, a sister, Mrs. J. C. DeGraffenreid and two brothers, Joe Brown Fitzgerald, of Albany, and D. Warner Fitzgerald of Camilla. All these have the deep and sincere sympathy of hosts of friends throughout the county in their sad loss.

Obituary of William Henry Culpepper as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 25 Oct 1946. Mr. W. H. (Mans) Culpepper, 97 year old confederate veteran and native of Camilla died at the Georgia Soldiers Home in Atlanta Tuesday morning at an early hour following a short illness. Mrs. T. B. Twitty Sr. left Saturday night for Atlanta to be with her father and was at his bedside when the end came. A large connection of relatives and friends in this community are saddened by his death. Mr. Culpepper's body was brought back to Camilla, his old home, reaching here Tuesday night. Funeral services took place Wednesday afternoon at two-thirty at Bramlett funeral home. Services were conducted by the Rev. P. J. Keadle, assisted by the Rev. Charles Britton, Jr. and the Rev. N. H. Williams and comforting hymns were beautifully sung by a mixed quartet. Pall bearers, all great nephews of Mr. Culpepper were Crawf Collins, Webb Bullard, Roy S. Hall, Carl E. Gaulden, Vernon Twitty, T. B. Twitty, Jr. and E. L. Butler. The flowers were unusual in number and rare beauty. Interment was in the family plot in Oakview cemetery. William Henry Culpepper, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. David Culpepper was born in Camilla June 26, 1849 and grew up here. He enlisted in July 1864 in Company I, Twelfth Regiment, Georgia militia and served eleven months in that military organization as a private and was discharged in May 1865. His tour of duty was confined to Georgia serving under Captain McGregor. At time of his death he was one of the last three confederate veterans at the Soldiers Home. Returning to Camilla after the War Between the States, Mr. Culpepper entered business as cotton broker and farmer. He later lived for several years in Albany where he was identified with business life there. He was married about 1873 to Miss Mattie C. Collins, daughter of the late B. F. Collins Sr. and Jane Collins, who preceded him in death many years ago. He had one daughter, Miss Eula Culpepper, now Mrs. T. B. Twitty Sr. who survives him. Mr. Culpepper and his daughter moved to California where they spent seven years. After a short residence in Miami, he moved to Atlanta where he spent the remainder of his life. He entered the Confederate Home there ten years ago. The last confederate veteran convention attended by Mr. Culpepper was at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in 1938. He had been quite feeble for the past year. Mr. J. A. Cochran and Mr. E. T. Cochran are nephews of Mr. Culpepper. There are many great nephews and nieces and numerous relatives here and elsewhere to mourn his death.

Obituary of Tennie Wood Twitty as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 21 May 1943. Mrs. Thomas Baker Twitty, Sr., prominent and greatly beloved Camilla matron, died Monday at 12:35 o'clock at Crawford W. Long Hospital in Atlanta after an illness of about three and a half weeks. She underwent an operation on April 26 and failed to gain needed strength but steadily grew worse. All members of her family were continually with her through days of weary suffering and friends back home were pulling for her and praying for her relief. When news came Monday morning that the end was near, and later that she had passed away, hosts of friends of the entire community were deeply saddened and have extended every sympathy to the bereaved family. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock at the Baptist church, of which Mrs. Twitty was a lifelong member, and the large auditorium was filled with relatives and friends assembled. The services were conducted by Rev. S. H. Bennett, pastor of the church, who was assisted by Rev. N. H. Williams, of the Methodist church. The church chancel was banked with lovely floral pieces and arrangements, which told in silent beauty and fragrance of Christian love, comfort and assurance. Comforting hymns were sung by the choir and prayers and tender eulogies spoken. Pall bearers were Dan Palmer, Tom C. Palmer, George M. Perry, Crawford Collins, T. B. Perry, William B. Davis, W. W. Bullard and B. W. Hughes. Interment was in Sunrest the old cemetery. Mrs. Twitty was the former Miss Tennie Wood. She grew up and spent her entire life in Camilla. She was the only daughter of the late Dr. John A. Wood and Jane Culpepper Wood and was born June 2, 1878 at the country home of her parents near Camilla, known as the old Seab Holton place now the Floyd place where the house is still standing. Dr. Wood, a native of Tennessee, came with his brother, Dr. Jim Wood, to Camilla in the late 1860's and located, her father practicing medicine and he and his brother operating a drug store for a number of years. Her parents moved in to town when she was a little girl and she grew up here, and received her college training at Cox College. Growing into a stately and beautiful young woman and the belle of Camilla, she was united in marriage to the young Thomas Baker Twitty at a beautiful wedding ceremony taking place at the Baptist church June 24, 1896 in the old building where the present church stands. Building a beautiful home soon after their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Twitty entered joyously into church and community life and have been prominent and beloved citizens, rearing a fine family of daughters and son (sic), maintaining a home known for its Christian hospitality. Mrs. Twitty was a splendid Christian woman devoted to family and friends and true and loyal to her church, a real neighbor, thoughtful of the sick and needy. She was beloved by numerous friends, who will miss her sadly. Surviving Mrs. Twitty are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. J. C. Smith of Atlanta, and Mrs. J. R. Bramlett, of Camilla; and four sons, T. B. Twitty Jr. and Frank S. Twitty, of Camilla; Melvin W. Twitty of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Pvt. Vernon W. Twitty, in U. S. Army, stationed at Camp Crowder Mo. A little daughter, aged nine months and named, Tennie, died in (year illegible). Eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild also survive.

Obituary of Nancy Culpepper Campbell as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 30 April 1943. Mrs. Nannie Culpepper Campbell, aged and much beloved woman, died at her home in Bennett Park Thursday morning at eight o'clock. Mrs. Campbell had been in failing health for some time and had been confined to her bed since the first of the year. Sharp change in her condition this week warned that the end was probably near and her children were all summoned. They all reached here and were about her bedside when she peacefully fell into her last sleep Thursday morning. Funeral serviced have been arranged to take place Friday afternoon at four o'clock at the Baptist Church, of which Mrs. Campbell had been a devoted member since childhood. Rev. S.H. Bennett, her pastor, will conduct the service and her nephews will serve as pall bearers. They are Robert Culpepper, Jr., Roy S. Hall, J.B. Hall, Cal Hall, C.E. Gaulden, Tom Gaulden, J.B. Gaulden and Bob Taylor. Interment will be in the family lot in Oakview cemetery. Mrs. Campbell was a lifelong resident of Mitchell county. She was the daughter of Bryant A. Culpepper and Elizabeth Fitzgerald Culpepper and was born on the old Culpepper home place a few miles west of Camilla. She had passed her eighty-first birthday when death came to her. She was happily married on March 5, 1884 to William Lee Campbell, prominent South Georgian and Confederate veteran, the Rev. Irvin performing the marriage ceremony. They spent most of their married life in Camilla, Mr. Campbell preceding her in death a number of years ago. Mrs. Campbell was a woman of fine character and drew about her many warm friends who admired her sweet motherly attitude to children and loved ones, her devotion to higher and better things of life, her devotion to her church, her family and friends. Her simple Christian faith, loving service and high ideals mellowed the long years of her life into a sweet fruitfulness. Mrs. Campbell is survived by four sons, D.C. Campbell, of Albany; U.U. Campbell, of Camilla; Dr. G.H. Campbell, of Louisville, Ky., and W.H. Campbell of Pelham, and three daughters, Mrs. J.W. Kirbo, of Camilla; Mrs. Jas. D. Madden, of Chicago, Ill. and Mrs. Roy H. Taylor, of Bartow, Fla., twenty-seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Her only surviving sister is Mrs. C.A. Hall, of Newton, and her only brother is R.E.L. Culpepper, of Camilla, Ordinary of Mitchell County. Numerous friends throughout this county and section will be saddened by Mrs. Campbell's death and will sympathize with the bereaved ones.

Obituary of Missouria Culpepper Cochran as written in ""The Albany Herald" dated 1 June 1917. Camilla. Mrs. J. T. Cochran died at her home in this city this morning after an illness of several weeks. She is survived by the following children: Mr. J. A. Cochran, Mr. J. D. Cochran, Mr. E. T. Cochran, Mrs. W. L. Stoudenmire all of Camilla, Mr. Horace Cochran, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Mr. Lem Cochran, Waycross, and Mr. Grover Cochran, Moultrie. Mrs. Cochran was about sixty nine years of age and was a member of the Baptist Church of this city.

Obituary of Charles Waters Culpepper as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 30 August 1907. It is with sadness that the Enterprise chronicles the death of the little thirteen months old infant of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. L. Culpepper, which sad event occurred at their home on Scott Street about five o'clock last Monday afternoon after an illness of several weeks. The funeral services were held at the home Tuesday afternoon, conducted by their pastor, Rev. B. W. Davis after which the remains were interred in the old cemetery, and were followed by a large number of relatives and friends who deeply sympathize with the sorrowing parents in the loss of their first born.

Obituary of Isham Fleming Walker as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated October 1918. Mr. I. F. Walker of this city passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. M. Marlin, in Thomasville on Saturday evening at 6 o'clock following an illness of about two weeks. Mr. Walker's friends here were grievously shocked to hear of his death. He had been suffering from Riggs disease and was taken worse. His family was sent for and all were at his bedside with the exception of one son, Mr. Roy Walker, of Camp Greene, when he died happily and peacefully Saturday evening. The remains were carried to Quitman Sunday morning where the funeral took place the home of Mr. I. F. Walker, Jr. on Monday morning at 10:30 o'clock. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Guyton Fisher of the Methodist Church and the Rev. Anderson of the Baptist. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful. Acting as pall bearers were Messrs. Will Roberts, Walter Avera, Tom Powell, Charlie Powell, Russell Davis, and Price. The deceased was in his 70th year of age. He was born and reared in Brooks County. He was married November 5, 1873 to Miss India Williams who survives him. Mr. and Mrs. Walker with their children moved to Camilla about fifteen years ago. Mr. Walker was a man of deep religious character and happy disposition. He loved at all times to discuss the Bible and died happy in his faith. Besides his widow the deceased leaves nine children: Mr. I. F. Walker, Jr., of Quitman, Mrs. J. M. Marlin, of Thomasville, Mr. John Walker, of Boston, Mrs. R. E. L. Culpepper, of Camilla, Mr. Kinch Walker, of Quitman, Mrs. H. C. Hardin, of Winter Haven, Florida, Mr. Roy Walker, of Camp Greene, North Carolina, Mr. Audley Walker, of Colquitt, and Mr. Edwin Walker, of Camilla and twenty grandchildren. One brother, Mr. W. W. Walker of Quitman also survives him.

Obituary of R. R. Marlin as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 19 March 1943. Many Camilla friends were made sad by news of the death of Mr. R. R. Marlin, former Camilla man and brother-in-law of Mrs. R. E. L. Culpepper, Sr., and John Walker, which occurred at this home in Lakeland, Fla., Friday, March 12. Funeral services took place in Lakeland Saturday. Mr. Marlin, a native of Dawson, Georgia, married Miss Julia Walker, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Walker. The Marlins lived in Camilla for several years, Mr. Marlin being engaged in a mercantile business here. Mr. Marlin is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Ferdinand Ford, of Tampa, Fla., the former Miss Claire Marlin, and son, Louie Marlin, of Tampa, Fla.

Obituary of Kinch Walker as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 30 June 1943. Kinch H. Walker leading Cuthbert citizen, and brother of Mrs. R. E. L. Culpepper and John Walker, of Camilla, died suddenly Saturday, Apr., 17, following a heart attack, at the Gay hotel, where he made his home. Funeral services took place in Cuthbert Wednesday afternoon. The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Walker, Kinch spent part of his boyhood in Camilla and had many friends here who are grieved to learn of his death. He is survived by his wife and three sons, K. H. Walker, Jr., pharmacist U. S. Naval Hospital, Sampson, New York, Capt. Jesse Lee Walker, Camp Shelby, Miss and Emile Walker, Atlanta; five brothers, I. F. Walker, Quitman; J. M. Walker, Camilla; Dr. A. D. Walker, Thomasville; Dr. Roy A. Walker, Bushnell, Fla; Dr. E. M. Walker, Bainbridge, and three sisters, Mrs. R. E. L. Culpepper, Camilla, Mrs. J. M. Marlin, Lakeland, Fla. and Mrs. H. C. Hardin, Gainesville, Fla.

Obituary of Roy R. Walker as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 2 June 1944. Mr. Roy Randolph Walker, 53, brother of Mrs. R. E. L. Culpepper, Sr. and Mr. John Walker of Camilla died last Thursday at Bay Pines Veterans' Hospital in St. Petersburg, Fla., where he had been under treatment for a short time. Mr. Walker had been in declining health for several months, had returned to his birthplace in Quitman some time ago for a complete rest, but a week before his death suffered a hemorrhage and although taken immediately to bay Pines, treatment was of no avail. The funeral was held in Quitman Monday morning where the local post of the American Legion acted as pall bearers and interment took place in the family plot there. Mr. Walker had practised his profession as druggist all of his life, and was well know throughout this section having worked in Quitman, Camilla and Thomasville. The greater portion of his business life was spent in Florida in the towns of Melbourne and Bushnell, the latter town being his home at the time of his death. Besides his wife, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Carter Hardin, Gainesville, Fla., Mrs. Jesse Marlin, Lakeland, Fla., and Mrs. R. E. L. Culpepper, Sr.; four brothers, Mr. Edwin Walker, Bainbridge, Mr. John Walker, Camilla, Mr. Audley Walker, Thomasville, and Mr. I. F. Walker of Quitman. Going down to Quitman to attend the funeral Monday from Camilla were Mr. and Mrs. John Walker, Lt. and Mrs. Homer Tripp, and Judge and Mrs. R. E. L. Culpepper, Sr.

Obituary of Mamie Holton Spence as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 29 October 1943. Mrs. Mamie Holton Spence, wife of James H. Spence, and generally beloved Camilla woman, died Sunday night at eight o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. V. Tabb in Colquitt after a long and tedious illness. Mrs. Spence's health failed several years ago and she had experienced continued weary suffering before relief came to her at the last. Several weeks ago she was carried to Colquitt and remained at her daughter's home as long as she lived. News reaching here last Sunday night telling of her passing, brought sorrow to numerous relatives and friends. Mrs. Spence's body was brought back to her home here Tuesday and funeral services took place Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock at the Baptist church, of which Mrs. Spence was a lifelong and devoted member. Services were conducted by Rev. J. A. Duren, pastor of Colquitt Baptist Church, and Rev. S. H. Bennett, pastor of Camilla Baptist church. Comforting hymns were beautifully sung by the church choir. There were many lovely flowers to give testimony of love and thoughtfulness of her friends. Pall bearers were Geo. M. Perry, R. E. L. Culpepper, Sr., R. S, Cochran, Frank S. Twitty, Ernest Swilley and O. F. Doster. Interment was in the old cemetery. Death came to Mrs. Spence in her seventy second year. She was the daughter of the late Seaborn Jones Holton and Susie Martin Holton and was born on the old Holton home place in Liveoak community October 13, 1872. Her death came in less than two weeks after her seventy-first birthday. She was married to Mr. James H. Spence on July 7, 1890 and spent her entire married life in Camilla where she had endeared herself to hosts of friends, who knew the sweet and fine influence of her devoted Christian life. She had been a member of the Baptist church and gave her loyalty and warm devotion to the church as long as she was able. Quiet and unassuming of manner, she was ever on the alert to render service where she could. It was her highest joy to serve those she loved. Her gentle sweet fact bespoke the loving mother heart beneath. Besides her own children, she was mother to four in her family, whose own mothers had died. She cared for her brother, B. L. Holton through early childhood and was the only mother he ever knew. She reared from infancy her two nephews, Charles Watt Spence, who served in World War I and James Byron Spence, of Huntington, W. Va., in Army service in the present war. She also reared her grandson, James Leon Spence. She truly gave her life in unselfish service and was a blessing to those about her. Surviving are her husband, two daughters, Mrs. J. V. Tabb, of Colquitt and Mrs. W. M. Gafford, of Pensacola, Fla., and one son, Seab Spence, of Lester community. She leaves also two granddaughters, Miss Lena Joe Tabb, of Colquitt and Mrs. P. E. Peed, of Macon, one grandson, Jim Leon Spence. She leaves one sister, Mrs. J. B. Ward, of Macon and two brothers, B. L. Holton, of Camilla and J. T. Holton of Jacksonville, Fla., two stepsisters, Mrs. E. S. Bolton and Mrs. F. W. Corbett, of Pelham, and stepmother, Mrs. India Holton, of Pelham, and several nieces and nephews.

Obituary of James Cochran Wingate as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 30 July 1943. This section of southwest Georgia was deeply saddened Tuesday afternoon when news came that Lt. James Cochran Wingate, one of Pelham's most popular young men, was killed in an air crash early Tuesday morning near Delhart, Texas. Lt. Wingate was the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Wingate of Pelham, the former being president of the Georgia Farm Bureau and one of the nation's outstanding farm leaders. News of Lt. Wingate's death came in a telegram Tuesday afternoon to his father, the telegram being sent by Major G. B. Mackey, commanding officer of Delhart Army Air Base. Mr. Wingate talked with officials at the air base Tuesday night but was unable to learn much information about the accident because details of the accident are being withheld pending a full investigation of the crash. It was learned, however, that Lt. Wingate was piloting a flying fortress at the time of his death and five of his crew members escaped death in the plane. Lt. Wingate was among four of his crew who perished in the crash. Officials at the air base told Mr. Wingate during the course of their telephone conversation that his son's commanding officer paid him the following compliment the night before the crash the next day: "Lt. Wingate is one of the best flyers on the field." Lt. Wingate's father was a flying major during World War I. Wingate and James Cochran, late son of Mrs. G. B. Cochran of Camilla, went through World War I together as members of the Air Corps. Cochran was killed in action and when Wingate returned home after the war he named one of his sons, James Cochran Wingate, for the Camilla hero of World War I. Lt. Wingate's mother was the former Miss Ruth Spence of Camilla. He was the grandson of Mrs. W. M. Spence of Albany and the late Judge W. M. Spence of Camilla. He was the nephew of J. Lamar Wingate of Camilla and Mrs. Edwin Rackley of Camilla. He was also the nephew of the Misses Toy, Susie, and Dorothy Spence, and H. T. Spence of Albany, Brigadier General William Spence, who is stationed in California, and Sam Bennett Spence of Wichita Falls, Texas. "Buddy" as Lt. Wingate was affectionately known by his scores of friends in southwest Georgia, is also survived by two brothers and one sister. His brothers are both members of the U. S. Army Air Corps. The brothers are Billy Wingate, aviation cadet at Tyndall Field, Fla., and Harry Wingate, an aviation cadet at Keesler Field, Mississippi. Miss Ruth Wingate, senior in the Pelham High School, is his sister. The Pelham flyer would have been twenty one years old on his next birthday, September 17. He was born in Arlington and moved to Pelham with his parents when quite young. He was graduated from Pelham High School in 1939. He attended Georgia State Teachers College at Statesboro for two years and was later a student at Mercer University. It was while he was at Mercer that he entered the Air Corps. He entered in May of 1942. He received his preflight training at Maxwell Field, Ala., and was commissioned at Turner Field, in Albany, Ga. in February of this year. He was sent from Turner Field to Sebring, Fla., and from there to Texas. The body of the young flier is expected to arrive in Pelham sometime Saturday afternoon and funeral services are scheduled to take place Sunday afternoon at four o'clock at the First Baptist Church in Pelham.


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