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Obituaries

of people who either lived in Mitchell County or were related to residents

Obituary of Janie Fitzgerald Piland Lawley as written in "The Albany Herald" dated June 25, 1997. CAMILLA - Janie Piland Lawley, 81, of Pelham died Monday at her residence. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home with burial in Pinecrest Memory Gardens. The Revs. Hal Hunter and John Autry will officiate. A native of Mitchell County, Mrs. Lawley was a homemaker and a member of Pelham First Baptist Church. Survivors inlude a daughter, Debbie Taylor of Pelham, three sons, Jim Piland and Gerry Piland both of Pelham, and Charles Piland of Florence, S. C.; a sister, Meta Lou Collins of Baconton; a brother, Charles Fitzgerald of Japan; and 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Visitation will be 7-9 p.m. today at Mrs. Lawley's residence, 277 Saunders St., Pelham. Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Pelham. Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. [Contributed by: James L. Piland Jr.]

Obituary of James Lester Piland as written in "The Pelham Journal" dated January 14, 1976. James Lester Piland, Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Pelham, and long time resident of Pelham died at his home here January 11th after a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held January 13th at 3 o'clock at the Braswell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Harold J. Combs officiating. Interment was in the Pinecrest Memory Gardens. Mr. Piland was born in Albany, Ga., on February 12, 1912 but came to Pelham with his family at a very young age. He attended Pelham High school where he was outstanding on the football field and basketball court. For many years he was a plumbing contractor. When the City adopted the building code several years ago, Mr. Piland was appointed as Building Official, a position he held until his death. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pelham. He was a loyal and faithful member of his church and was active in all phases of Church work. He was active in civic affairs, being a long time member of the Pelham Civitan Club and was First Vice President of the Ga. State Plumbers Association. He was the son of the late W. T. and Ella Musselwhite Piland. On May 10, 1933 he was married to Miss Janie Mae Fitzgerald of Camilla. To this union four chldren were born, three sons and one daughter. He is survived by his wife, his step-mother, Mrs. W. T. Piland of Pelham; three sons James L. Piland, Jr. and Charles G. Piland of Pelham, Gerald T. Piland of Buford, S. C. One daughter, Mrs. Donald Taylor of Pelham. Six grandchildren and one great grandchildren survive. His two brothers are Fred S. Piland of Decatur, Ala., and Jesse F. Piland of Albany. His four sisters are Mrs. Marie Moore of Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Ella Mae Segler of Ochlochnee, Mrs. Ralph Scott, of Thomasville and Mrs. Ernest Howze of Pelham. Pallbearers were Bill Lemacks, Jack Baker, Willard Henry, Allen Eubanks, Gifford Flynt, Sr., and Albert Whaley. Braswell Funeral Home in charge. [Contributed by: James L. Piland Jr.]

Obituary of Laverne Whitley Broadaway as written in "The Pelham Journal" dated May 27, 1998. Laverne Whitley Broadaway, 89, of Pelham died Thursday May 21, 1998, at Archbold Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 23, at Braswell Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. John Autry and Dr. Hal Hunter officiating. Burial was in Pinecrest Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Gerry Piland, Charles Lauderdale, Roy Pollock, Sam Pollock, Philip Strickland and Ralph Whitley. Born July 5, 1908, in Thomas County, Mrs. Broadaway was the daughter of the late Williard Whitley and Annie Lawson Whitley. She was a seamstress and homemaker. She was a member of Pelham First Baptist Church. Survivers include her husband, Marvin E. Broadaway of Pelham; two daughters, Betty Jo Piland and Vivian Jones, both of Pelham; one brother, Reese Whitley of Clumbus; one sister Ruth Cranford of Grapevine, Texas; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren. Braswell Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. [Contributed by: James L. Piland Jr.]

Obituary of Marvin Ellis Broadaway as written in "The Pelham Journal" dated July 8, 1998. Marvin E. Broadaway, 100, of Pelham died Wednesday, July 1, 1998, at Archbold Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held on Friday, July 3, 1998, at Braswell Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John Autry offciating. Burial was in Pinecrest Memory Gardens. Pallbearers were Gerry Piland, Sam Pollock, Roy Pollock, Phillip Strickland, Charles Lauderdale and David Burton. Born Aug. 6, 1897, in Mitchell County, Broadaway was a retired livestock dealer. He was married to the late Lavern Whitley. He was a member of Pelham First Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Vivian Jones and Betty Jo Piland, both of Pelham; five grandchildren, six great grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren. Braswell Funeral Home had charge of arrangements. [Contributed by: James L. Piland Jr.]

Obituary of Lucy May Holland Cutts as written in "UNKNOWN" dated 1943. Mrs. Lucy May Cutts Claimed by Death - Death came to Mrs. Lucy May Cutts this morning at about two o'clock at the home, 519 East Monroe street, after an illness of several months, which took an acute turn recently. Funeral services are being arranged for Harmony Baptist church with interment in the cemetery there. The time will be announced later. Mrs. Cutts is survived by her husband, G. A. Cutts; six sons, Aaron B. of Montgomery, Julius D. of Camp Van Dorn, Miss., George S of Camp Lee, Va.; Cecil H., Camp McKall, N. C.; James A and Eugene T. of Thomasville; two daughters, Mrs. Theron Watts, Cocoa, Fla.; Mrs. Nora Cordelia Shedd, Thomasville. There are three brothers, Henry Holland, Thomasville; Harris Holland, Thomasville, and James Holland, Meigs; three sisters, Mrs. A. L. Cozart, Douglas, and Mrs. G. L. Glisson, Columbus, Ga. There are eight grandchildren. Mrs. Cutts, a daughter of Henry H. and Lou Tyson Holland, was born in Colquitt county May 1, 1891. She was married April 14, 1907, to Mr. Cutts and they have been residents of Thomasville for some time. She was a devoted member of the Baptist church and a fine Christian spirit. It is with sorrow that many warm friends and relations throughout the county will know of her passing. [Contributed by: Kim Camarotti]

Obituary of George Allen Cutts as written in "UNKNOWN" dated 1967. GEORGE A. CUTTS Mr. George Allen Cutts, 81, well known Pelham citizen died Oct. 10 in the Mitchell County Hospital after a long illness. Funeral services were held October 11 at the First Baptist Church of Pelham at 4:00 p. m. with the Rev. Max Thurman officiating. Interment was in the Pelham cemetery. Mr. Cutts was a native of Webster County, Ga., born August 15, 1886, son of the late George Allen and Arnissee Edwards Cutts. He was married to Belle P. Cutts July 31, 1946. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pelham and a retired carpenter. He is survived by his wife and eight sons, J.D. Cutts, Albany; George Cutts, Dothan; Cecil Cutts, Thomasville; Arnold Cutts, Montgomery; Eugene Cutts, U.S. Air Force, Valdosta; Paschal Porter, Riverview, Fla.; James Porter, Palmetto, Fla.; O.H. Snipes College Park, Ga. His seven daughters are Mrs. Clyde Watts, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Mrs. Robert Shedd, Thomasville; Mrs. Tallie Carter, St. Petersburg; Mrs. George Sapp, Pelham; Mrs. C. E. Hayes, Pelham; Mrs. James Carter, Valdosta; Mrs. Robert Lee Glover, Zellwood, Fla. Mr. Willie West of Graceville, Fla., is his only brother, and his three sisters are Mrs. Minnie West of Graceville, Fla.; Mrs. Dora Holland of Doerun and Mrs. Mose Duncan, Quitman. 37 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren survive. Pallbearers were Emory Pope, Marvin Timmons, Maston Howze Earnest Howze, E.C. Marshall, N.C. Chambless. Braswell Funeral Home in charge. [Contributed by: Kim Camarotti]

Obituary of John Tipper as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 31 Mar 1933. Mr. John Tipper is Buried Near Pelham - Mr. John Tipper, about 77 years of age, died here Monday night about midnight at the home of his niece Mrs. B.F. Avera on West Jackson street. He had been in ill health for some time because of infirmaties of old age. The deceased is survived by several sons and daughters, among them being Mrs. Mandy Selevan [Sullivan] of Grand Ridge, Fla; John Tipper, Pelham; Leon Tipper, Meigs, and Roy and Walter Tipper of Quincy, Florida, besides a number of grandchildren. The body was carried to the Copeland burying ground near Pelham yesterday where the funeral services were conducted at the church at this place by the Rev. Mr. Kiser, Paster of the Pelham Baptist Church, a large number of friends and relatives gathering to pay a final tribute of love and esteem to the deceased. The services were held at three o'clock. The deceased since coming here to make his home with Mr. And Mrs Avera [Averay] some time ago had many friends here to whom news of his death is learned with sorrow. [Contributed by: Kate Smith]

Obituary of W. Martin Jones as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 10 Jan 1919. Mr. W. MART JONES DIED ON TUESDAY - Well known farmer passes away after illness of several weeks. Mr. W. Mart [Martin] Jones, an old and highly respected farmer living in the Pleasant Hill community, died at his home Tuesday about noon. He had been in failing health for about a year and recently had been over at Bainbridge for several week undergoing treatment, returning home last Sunday apparently slightly improved. He soon grew worse again, however, and the end came Tuesday not unsuspected bye the loved ones and friends who had watched by his bedside. The news of Mr. Jones' death was the cause of general regret through is section of the county, where he had lived for many years respected by all who knew him. Mr. Jones was born and raised in old Early county, near Colquitt, Ga., in what is now Miller County. He moved to Mitchell county about forty years ago and has lived here ever since. He would have been 72 years of age on March 15th next. He was a man of quiet manners, a good neighbor and a citizen of whom the community in which he lived was proud. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Katie Jones, and three children as follows: Mr. Will H. Jones, Miss Hattie Jones and Mrs. Roy Tipper. He was a master Mason, member of Camilla Lodge 128 and was buried with Masonic honors Wednesday afternoon at three o'clock at Pleasant Hill cemetery. Mr. Jas. L. Palmer, Worshipful Master of his lodge, assisted by Rev. H.B. Woodward pastor of the Camilla Baptist church had charge of the ceremonies. [Contributed by: Kate Smith]

Obituary of Mollie Brown Glausier as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 29 Aug 1963. Several from our community attended the funeral at Cool Springs Baptist Church of Mrs. Mollie Glausier held Sunday afternoon. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Bell Brown [this is a mistake her daughter was Mrs. Bell Woods], in Pelham, Friday morning. She had been a bed patient for some time. Our sympathy goes out to the family. [Contributed by: Penny Eure]

Obituary of Edward Duniver Glausier as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 26 Sep 1924. MR. E. D. GLAUSIER CLAIMED BY DEATH Numbers of friends throughout the county mourn the loss of a long honored and loved citizen in the death of Mr. E. D. Glausier, of Baconton, which took place at his home in that city on Saturday morning at 4 o'clock after an illness of about ten days. Mr. Glausier's health had been on a decline for the past several years, though his condition was not thought serious until his fatal illness. Mr. Glausier had been a well known merchant for a number of years. He was a native of Edgeville (this is a mistake he was born in Edgefield) county, South Carolina, where he was born in 1855, coming with his parents to Baconton when he was a small child, six years old, where he rounded out the years of a long and useful life and for a long number of years was closely associated with all the affairs of the community. Mr. Glausier was in the mercantile business for forty five years and being thus thrown in public life, won the love and high esteem of the many people with whom he came in contact, and though quiet and unassuming of nature, the fine traits of his character stood the test of the years. Mr. Glausier was a prominent member of the Methodist church and had served as steward for many years. The deceased was twice married, his first wife preceding him to the grave some twenty years ago, leaving several children. He was married the second time to Miss Emma Daniels, of Camilla, who survives him. His children are Mrs. Solon B. Cousins, wife of a prominent Baptist minister at Richmond, Va; Mrs J. A. Honea, of Bon Air and Mr. C. E. Glausier of Pelham. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Methodist church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. E. P. Drake, and attended by a large number of friends which filled the church, people attending from several surrounding towns and communities. Interment was at Mt. Enon cemetery, where the body was laid to rest with Masonic honors. The bereaved family have the sincere sympathy of numerous friends in the county, who mourn with them in a mutual loss. [Contributed by: Penny Eure]

Obituary of Thomas Jefferson Glausier as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 13 Apr 1928. MR. T. J. GLAUSIER CLAIMED BY DEATH - PRESIDENT OF COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION PASSED AWAY FRIDAY. - The entire county mourns the loss of one of its most beloved and useful citizens in the death of Mr. Thomas Jefferson Glausier, who died at his home at Baconton Friday morning after an illness of three weeks following a stroke of paralysis. His death was not unexpected, though friends all over the county received the news of his death with pangs of sadness. Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the Baconton Methodist church. The pastor, Rev. R. F. Dennis, officiating. A large concourse of friends representing the entire county were present at the services and followed the body to its last resting place at old Mt. Enon cemetery. Mr. Glausier passed away on his seventy-fifth birthday, having closed a long and worthy life here. He was a man of the highest type of a Christian gentleman and worthy citizen. The beauty of his character and brotherly love of others had caused him to be deeply loved and esteemed generally. An outstanding characteristic was his love for little children, which was demonstrated continually in his life. He loved the cause of Education and was an outstanding citizen of Mitchell county in that respect, having served on the county Board of Education for more than thirty years. He loved the church and had been a devoted member of the Methodist church for long years and had served faithfully in many offices of the church. A man of remarkable strength of character, Christian and high minded, useful citized, his home community and the county at large sustain a great loss in his death. Surviving the deceased are his wife, who has happily lived at his side for fifty-four years, their three sons, O. J. Glausier, of Camilla; G. W. Glausier, of Decatur, and W. L. Glausier, of Miami, Fla; and two daughters, Mrs. J. P. Ramsey, of Augusta, and Mrs. B. Neal Haigler, of Hayesville, N. C. He leaves one sister, Miss Sophia Glausier, of Baconton. [Contributed by: Penny Eure]

Obituary of Thomas Davis as written in "UNKNOWN" dated Jun 1921. MR. THOMAS DAVIS DIED LAST MONDAY - ONE OF MITCHELL COUNTY'S OLDEST CITIZENS PASSES AWAY AT HOPEFUL - Mitchell county lost a prominent landmark when Mr. Thomas Davis of Hopeful community, one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens, passed away at his home on Thursday evening at 7 o'clock. Although enfeebled by his extreme age, Mr. Davis had been in as good health as usual until Monday of last week, when he was stricken with paralysis, the end coming in less than four days after he was stricken. Funeral services were held at Hopeful Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock when an unusually large crowd filled Hopeful church, where the services were conducted by Rev. J.I. D. Miller. After the services in the church the Camilla Lodge F. and A. Masons took charge of the remains, laying them to rest with the honors and ceremonies of the order. Judge I.A. Bush conducted the rites with the assistance of other officers of the lodge. The death of Mr. Davis removes from our midst one of the oldest and most remarkable men of the community. Reared in a family noted for its longevity, Mr. Davis had attained the age of 88 on February 8th last and was well along in his 89th year when death closed his long and worthy career on earth. He was born in Burke county, where he spent his childhood and early young manhood, moving to this county, which was then a part of Baker county, a short time before the beginning of the Civil War. In l861 he enlisted in General Wheeler's Cavalry and went through the four years of the war, giving the bravest and best service to the Confederacy that was in his young life to give. He served as a Sergeant of his company and went through the entire war without being wounded a single time. Few families have the honor and distinction that the Davis family had, giving nine sons to the Confederacy, all of whom were in the war at one time. Only one of these, Mr. D. B. Davis is now left. Mr. Davis was married on January l, l858 to Miss Safronia Parker, of North Carolina. To this union were born three children, the oldest of whom, Mr. Charles Davis, died twenty years ago leaving a wife and six children, Messrs. Herschel, Ferman, Ivey, Ralph and Wheeler Davis and Mrs. Charlie Mae Willis. Mrs. Safronia Davis also preceded hre husband to the grave many years ago. The deceased was married the second time to his wife who now survives him. With the same patriotic and unselfish spirit as that was his during the struggle of the sixties, he lived and served his family, his community and county through a long number of years. In early manhood he became a Christian and joined the Baptist church, of which he was a member for more than a half century. He held the distinction of being one of the oldest Masons in the county, having been one of the charter members when the lodge was organized more than forty years ago. Mr. Davis is survived by his wife and two children, Mr. William B. Davis of Florida and Mrs. Maggie Willis, of Bainbridge. Besides these are twelve grandchildren and several great grandchildren. He leaves one brother, Mr. D. B. Davis, and one sister, Mrs. Frances B Davis. Besides an unusually large family connection, the deceased leaves hundreds of friends throughout the county and this section of the state, who are deeply grieved by his death and extend sympathy to the bereaved family. [Contributed by: Jack Dodson]

Obituary of David Baldwin "Dink" Davis as written in "UNKNOWN" dated UNKNOWN. DEATH CLAIMS MR. D. B. DAVIS - END CAME WEDNESDAY MORNING FOLLOWING STROKE OF PARALYSIS - Mr. D.B. Davis, one of Mitchell county's oldest citizens and a man who was widely known and generally beloved, passed away at his country home near Pleasant Hill Wednesday morning about eleven o'clock. His death was not unexpected to those who knew of his condition, cast a shadow of sorrow over the entire community. Mr. Davis had been in failing health for some time but the immediate cause of his death was a paralytic stroke which he suffered some time last Thursday night and his condition was not discovered until members of his family arose Friday morning. He was helpless and unable to talk and gradually grew worse until the end came Wednesday morning. The funeral services were held at Pleasant Hill Baptist church Thursday afternoon at three o'clock and were conducted by the pastor, Rev. J.T. Rigsby. A large concourse of relatives and friends from this and adjoining counties assembled at the little country church to pay their respects to the dead. "Uncle Dink" as he was familiarly known to everyone, would have been 81 years old July 15th next. Up until a short while ago he was a marvel of rugged health and was as active as many men at sixty. The death of his good wife last summer was the first great shock of his life, a life that had apparently been full of sunshine for him, for his outstanding characteristic was a jovial, happy disposition. Following soon after the death of his wife, his health began to fail, a fact that was noted with sorrow by his many friends. He was in Camilla a few days before he suffered the fatal attack and at that time gave no evidence of the approaching break-down. Mr. Davis was a Confederate veteran with a fine record for service in the Civil War. He, with eight other brothers, served through that conflict and lived to get back home. In the years that followed he attended many reunions and kept in touch with this former comrades as best he could. He was born in Burke county but moved to Mitchell county when he was about fifteen years of age and he enlisted in the army from this county. Returning from the army he married Miss Bettie Jones and they established their home near Camilla where they spent the remainder of their lives rearing a large family. He was the last of his family to pass on. Other brothers and sisters who lived in this county but who are dead are Mack, Tom, C.O., Josh and Berrien Davis, Mrs. Loss Newsome and Mrs. Thornton. The other members of his family were residents of Wilkinson county. Mr. Davis is survived by the following children: Mrs. J.H. Green, of Hartsfield; Mrs. H. H. Radford, of Newton; Messrs. T.G., Press, A.T. and J.E. Davis, of this county. His eldest son, Mr. Baldwin H. Davis, died several years ago. "Uncle Dink" will be greatly missed in this community. The Enterprise joins with many friends in extending sincere sympathy to the bereaved family. [Contributed by: Jack Dodson]

Obituary of M. F. Davis as written in "UNKNOWN" dated UNKNOWN. MR. M.F. DAVIS DIED LAST MONDAY NIGHT - FUNERAL AT PLEASANT HILL WEDNESDAY ATTENDED BY MANY FRIENDS - Mr. M.F. Davis passed away Monday night, about 10 o'clock at his home eight miles northeast of Camilla. He was taken suddenly with acute indigestion and his feble condition made him an early prey. Death resulted about three hours after he was seized with the symptoms. A wave of genuine sorrow swept over the county with the announcement of Mr. Davis' death. Few men were better known in Mitchell county and none more highly respected. He had been a citizen of this county since before the war and his life and character was such is to endear him to all who came in contact with him. For years he had been failing in health and about a year ago suffered a slight stroke of paralysis and since then his friends have been prepared to hear at any time the sad announcement that came Tuesday morning. Mr. Davis had almost reached his eighty-fourth milestone. He was the oldest Mason in the county and among the most faithful, both in his loyalty to the order and in the practice of its precepts. He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist church and was a consistent Christian. Mr. Davis moved to Mitchell county about sixty years ago from Wilkinson county. When the war began he joined Company E of the Seventeenth Georgia Volunteers. This company was organized here in Mitchell county by Mr. John A. McGregor who became the captain. Mr. L. H. Adams and Mr. Gus Newsome are among the few members of this company still living. They saw some of the hardest fighting of the war and only about one-third of the original company lived to get back home. Mr. Davis was the father of a large family. His wife preceded him to the grave about two years ago. The living children are Messrs. M. O. Davis, Isaac Davis, John Davis, Mrs. Hetty Prevatte, of Thomasville, Mrs. J. W. Williams of this county, Mrs. T. C. Cleveland, of Greenville,S.C., and Mrs. C. E. Maples of Newton. He is also survived by three brothers: Messrs. D. B, T.R. and B.C. Davis, all of this county. The funeral services were held at Pleasant Hill church Wednesday at 12 o'clock. The services were conducted by Rev. S.O. Thomas, assisted by Rev. H. N. Burnett. Brothers Masons acted as pall bearers and after the services in the church the Masons took charge and interment was made with Masonic honors. [Contributed by: Jack Dodson]

Obituary of Aurora Acree Garrett as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 02 Nov 1998. Camilla- Aurora Acree Garrett, 90, of Camilla died Sunday at Mitchell County Hospital. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home with burial in Oakview Cemetery. The Rev. Dion Brown will officiate. A native of Mitchell County, Mrs. Garrett was a retired school teacher. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Camilla and the Philathea Sunday School class. Survivors include her husband, Ellison Garrett of Camilla. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. today at the funeral home. [Contributed by: Melanie (posted to the GAMITCHE-L mailing list.)]

Obituary of Mary Irwin Callaway as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 21 Jan 1882. Death of An Estimable Lady - As we write the bell at the the Baptist Church is tolling, announcing the funeral of Mrs. Mary Irwin Callaway, who died at her home in Mitchell county on Tuesday night. She was sixty-five years of age and the mother of a large family, of whom are Mr. J. T. Callaway, of our city, Mr. Merrell Callaway of Americus, and Mr. James Callaway, editor of the Camilla Department of the News and Advertiser. In her death her community has lost a bright ornament, her church, one of it's pillars, her children a devoted mother, and her husband a faithful loving wife. All who knew her loved her, and none doubted her piety. The ruling trait of her character was unselfish devotion to her loved ones and friends. Her remains were followed to their last resting place by a large circle of friends, and funeral services were conducted by Rev. Mr. Hanks and Rev. Mr. Golden. as a stranger to the deceased, we feel incompetent to do her beautiful character justice, and only make the announcement of her death, knowing that a pen more competent will prepare a suitable obituary. [Contributed by: Debra Boswell]

Obituary of Virginia Adams West as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 11 Jan 1964 . West Funeral Slated Sunday - Camilla, GA - Funeral services for Mrs. James Thomas West who died today at Mitchell Convalescent Home here will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from the First Baptist Church in Pelham. Interment will follow in Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery. Mrs. West, the former Miss Virginia Adams was born Dec. 22, 1879 to pioneer settlers, the late Rev. LaFayette & Rebecca Mason Adams. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1932. She was a devoted church worker and mother. Prior to a lengthy illness Mrs. West was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Pelham. Survivors include five daughters: Mrs. P. W. Thirtle Palm Beach, Fl. formerly of Albany; Mrs. Morton Howze, Pelham; Mrs. Sidney Simmons, Miami, Fl.; Mrs. Max Chalk, Las Vegas, Nv.; Mrs. Charles Irwin, St. Joseph, MI. One sister Mrs. E. B. McDaniel, Sale City, FL. Eighteen grandchildren and great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The Rev. Max Thurmon and Rev. Wallace Little are officiating. Braswell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. [Contributed by: Debra Boswell]

Obituary of James Thomas West as written in "The Albany Herald" dated December 17, 1932. Pelham, GA. Dec 17 - Mr. J. T. West, 61 died at his home here at 8 o'clock Friday night following a two day illness. The funeral service will be held at 3 o'clock Sunday at the residence, interment to follow in Lake Pleasant Cemetery. Mr. West is survived by his wife and six daughters: Mrs. Ruby Conaghan of Albany; Mrs. Sidney Simmons of Bartow Fl.; Mrs. George Reid of Miami; Mrs. Ola Mae Lewis of Macon; Misses Virginia West and Marjorie West of Pelham. Mr. West leaves a host of friends who are saddened to learn of his death. Albany Undertaking Company will be in charge of funeral arrangements. [Contributed by: Debra Boswell]

Obituary of Eugene "Gene" Pollock as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 7 Feb. 2001. Gene Pollock, 89, of 1105 Stewart Avenue, Bainbridge, died Friday, Feb. 2, 2001, at Bainbridge Health Care. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 4, at Morningside Baptist Church in Bainbridge. The Rev. Joe Hart and Dr. Charles Pollock officiated the service. Burial followed in the Roselawn Memory Gardens in Bainbridge. Born Sept. 27, 1911, in Mitchell County, Pollock lived in Decatur County most of his life. He was a retired salesman and Pepsi Cola Bottling Company, where he was employed for 50 years. He was a member of the Morningside Baptist Church of Bainbridge. Survivors are his wife, Christine Dean Pollock of Bainbridge; one son, Jerry Eugene Pollock of Bainbridge; two daughters, Gail Pollock Wells and Anna Kay Pollock of Bainbridge; two brothers, Dr. Charles Pollock of Bainbridge and Nathan Pollock of Camilla; two sisters, Flonnie Daley of Bradenton, Fla. and Melvine Cornell of Old Town, Fla.; and, four grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Larry Murphy family, missionaries in Brazil. Contributions may be made payable to Morningside Baptist Church, Post Office Box 7007, Bainbridge, Ga. 31717. Cox Funeral Home in Bainbridge is in charge of arrangements. [Contributed by: Marge Crawford]

Obituary of Rayford Garner Harden Sr as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 7 Feb 2001. Rayford Garner Harden, Sr., 77, of 137 Clyde Lane, Cairo, died Thursday, Feb 1, 2001, at his residence. Funeral services were held Saturday, Feb. 3, at Mizpah Primitive Baptist Church in Grady County, at 4:30 p.m. The Rev. Hugh Lee Brinkley and Elder Max Childs officiated the service. Burial followed in the Mizpah Cemetery in Grady County. Active pallbearers were John Lee, Terry Hill, Tommy Bond, Willie Bond, Larry Harden, Todd Hale, and Ralph Collins. Honorary pallbearers were Deleon Akridge, Dewitt Gainous, Ed Muggridge, Roger Murphy, Joey Brinkley, Donald Skipper, and Marcel Palmer. Born Oct. 29, 1923 in Colquitt County, Harden was the son of the late James William and Maggie Tillman Harden. He served in the U.S. Army and was a produce vendor. He was a member of Pine Level Baptist Church in Cairo. Survivors are his wife Verdie Bush Harden of Cairo, whom he married Aug. 11, 1948; three sons, Andy Harden of Cairo; Eddie Harden of Pelham; Ricky McDowell of Cairo; a sister, Beatrice Bond of Cairo; seven grandchildren, and six great children. Clark Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of arrangements. [Contributed by: Marge Crawford]

Obituary of Mamie Oates Chason as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 27 Dec. 2000. Mamie O. Chason, 94, of Pelham, died on Sunday, Dec. 24, 2000 at the Pelham Parkway Nursing Home. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Dec. 26, at 3 p.m. at the Timmons Funeral Home Chapel in Camilla. The Rev. Max Childs officiated the service. Burial followed in the Mispah Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Leon Harrison, Jimmy Oates, Richard Oates, Larry Palmer, Harry C. Davis, Jr.; and Harry C. Davis, III. Born May 17, 1906 in Cairo, Mrs. Oates was the daughter of the late John Oliver and Ada Sellers Oates and she was the wife of the late A. G. Chason, Sr. She was a homemaker and a member of the Mispah Primitive Baptist Church. Survivors are two step-sons, M. Jerome Chason and A. G. Chason, Jr. of Pelham; two step-daughters, Louise Taylor of Carterville and Doris Chestnut of Cummings, and 13 step-grandchildren. Timmons Funeral Home in Camilla is in charge of arrangements. [Contributed by: Marge Crawford]

Obituary of Lester Lewis Allen Sr as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 20 Dec. 2000. Lester Lewis Allen, Sr., 75, of Camilla, died Friday, Dec. 15, 2000, at his residence. Graveside funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 18, at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Thomasville. The Rev. Charles Parker officiated the service. Born Aug. 14, 1925 in Suwannee County, Fla., Allen was the son of the late Lewis and Sara Paul Stewart Allen. He was the husband of the late Johnnie Bettison. Allen was a retired grocery store manager. Survivors are a daughter, Avie Holton of Maysville, Ga.; two sons, Lester Lewis Allen, Jr. of Pensacola, Fla. and David Wayne Allen of Alexander, Va.; a sister, Sarah Willis of Sylvester; eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Hospice of Southwest Georgia, 818 Gordon Avenue, Thomasville, Ga., 31792. Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. [Contributed by: Marge Crawford]

Obituary of Alma Mae Hutto Davis as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 7 Feb. 2001. Alma Mae Davis, 87, of Newton, died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2001, at the Mitchell County Hospital in Camilla. Funeral services were held Monday, Feb. 5, at Hopeful Baptist Church, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Jim Dunnington officiates the service. Burial followed in the Hopeful Baptist Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers were Irvin Horne, Jack Dodson, Billy Hutto, Robert Hutto, Carroll Hutto, and Rex Hutto. Honorary pallbearers were Harmon West, Wayne Oliver, Junior Crosson, and James Elton Singleton. Born Oct. 25, 1913 in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late William Henry Hutto, Sr. and the late Wincy Williams Hutto. Mrs. Davis was the wife of the late Clinton O'Neal Davis. She was retired from the Dougherty and Baker County School Systems. Survivors are three daughters, Jerrie Edwards of Newton; Martha Hughes and Emogene Reynolds of Albany; a son Clarence Davis of Hopeful; 13 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren. Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. [Contributed by: Marge Crawford]

Obituary of Ruth Nation Kirbo as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 20 Dec. 2000. Ruth Nation Kirbo, 57, of Moultrie, died Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2000, at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital. Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 21, at the First Baptist Church of Moultrie. The Rev. J. E. Moak will officiate the service and Dr. Jerry Mahan will assist. Burial will follow at the Pinecrest Memory Gardens in Moultrie. Pallbearers will be Ronald Penuel, George Boyd, Billy Mock, Horace Chitty, Durwood Dominy, and Don Blevins. Born Oct. 8, 1943 in Sumter County, Mrs. Kirbo was a retired teacher and a member of the First Baptist Church of Moultrie. She was a homemaker. Survivors are her husband, Thomas L. Kirbo, III of Moultrie; her mother, Dorothy Skipper Nation of Americus; two sons, Thomas L. Kirbo, IV and Clifford Marvin Kirbo of Moultrie; a daughter, Dorothy Ellen Kirbo of Moultrie; one brother, James Marvin Nation of Americus; and one grandson, Thomas Levi Kirbo,V of Moultrie. Harrell-Faircloth Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. [Contributed by: Marge Crawford]


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