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Obituary of William H. Adams as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 1 Mar 1918. The entire community was grievously shocked by the death early Tuesday, 26 Feb 1918, morning, of little William Adams, the seven year old son Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Adams, which came after an illness of less than a week from pneumonia. Although the little fellow had suffered a great deal he seemed to be doing splendidly Monday night, but was taken worse at 12:00 AM and passed away at 4:30 AM. Hardly a brighter child or a more splendid specimen of health could have been chosen from our community by the grim reaper, Death, than little William. Just a few days before his death he was in his place in school, in the second grade where his bright mind and happy disposition made him a favorite with his little playmates. Of a large family of relatives, William was the idol of every heart, and the shock of his sudden death crushed them with sorrow and regret. Funeral services were held at the Baptist church on Wednesday, 27 Feb 1918, at 10:00 AM. The pastor, Rev H. B. Woodward, officiating in the touching service. A large number of beautiful floral offerings were placed about the casket. Messrs. Dan Palmer, Joe B. Palmer, G. C. Burson and W. F. Stoudenmire acted as pallbearers. The services were concluded at the grave in Oak View cemetery, where the little boy was laid to rest. The bereaved family and relatives have the tender sympathy of the whole community in their sad loss.

Obituary of Wyatt Adams as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 19 Feb 1932. Mr. Wyatt Adams, one of Mitchell county's oldest and most respected citizens died Wednesday, 17 Feb 1932, at 12:30 PM at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lester Adams, in Pelham. The end came after an illness of only a few days and was quite a shock to hundreds of friends throughout the county. He was taken ill Sunday but his condition was not considered alarming until a day or two later when serious symptoms developed, which, coupled with the infirmities of age, made his fight a losing one and brought the end quickly. Funeral services were held at Mt. Zion Church, east of Camilla, Thursday, 18 Feb 1932, at 2:30 PM and were in charge of Rev W. T. Halstead, pastor of the Camilla Baptist Church, assisted by other ministers, old friends of the deceased. Mr. Adams was 80 years of age and had spent practically his entire life in this county. For many years he lived on his farm a few miles east of Camilla. After the death of his beloved wife a number of years ago he left his old home to live with his son, Mr. J. R. Adams, in Camilla, for a while and then going to live with his daughter in Pelham. Mr. Adams was an old fashioned Christian gentleman and though quiet and unassuming in manner he exerted a fine influence over all with whom he came in contact and his character and example was counted as an asset to the community and county in which he resided. He had been a member to the Baptist church for a long number of years and his life reflected the teachings of the Master in whom he had an unshakable faith. His passing brings sorrow to many friends who found in him the finest qualities of a plain citizen. The deceased is survived by three daughters and one sone, Mrs. Albert Ott and Mrs. Lester Adams of Pelham; Mrs. M. J. Sanders of Evergreen; and Mr. J. R. Adams of Camilla. The Enterprise joins a host of friends in extending sympathy to the bereaved family.

Obituary of Annie Mae Akridge as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 25 Oct 1918. Many relatives and friends were deeply grieved by the death of Miss Annie Mae Akridge, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Akridge of Pebble City. The young lady was attending Cave Springs Deaf and Dumb School and being stricken with Spanish influenza, it passed quickly into pneumonia, from which she died Saturday, 19 Oct 1918, at 5:00 AM. The remains arrived here Sunday, 20 Oct 1918, morning on the 8:30 train and were carried to the Pebble City Methodist church, where the funeral services took place. Rev J. J. Sanders of Sale City, conducted the services, being assisted by Rev G. H. Stewart and Rev S. O. Thomas. Interment followed at Akridge Cemetery. An unusually large crowd of friends and loved ones were present at the services. The deceased was just eighteen years of age when over taken by death. She was very brilliant mind and was a young lady of beautiful Christian character. She is survived by her parents and several brothers and sisters. Their many friends deeply sympathize with the bereaved family in their loss.

Obituary of E. H. Allmand as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 20 Sep 1929. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Spence were called to Columbus, Ga. Tuesday, 17 Sep 1929, by the death of Mrs. Spence's father, Judge E. H. Allmand, which took place at his country home near Columbus on Tuesday morning after a years illness. Mrs. Spence had been with her father the entire summer on account of his illness and had returned home a few days ago to enter her children in school. The death of her father was not unexpected and her numerous friends feel a deep and sincere sympathy for her and Mr. Spence in their sad loss. Judge Allmand is survived by two sons, Burt and Robert Allmand of Columbus; six daughters, Mrs. John Thompson, Mrs. E. W. Page and Mis Louise Allmand of Columbus; Mrs. J. R. Spence of Camilla; Mrs. Newton Browning of Atlanta and Mrs. George Wright of Smith Station, Ala.

Obituary of Mrs. E. H. Allmand as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 10 Feb 1928. The sympathy of her numbers of friends goes out to Mrs. J. R. Spence in her sad bereavement by the death of her mother, Mrs. E. H. Allmand at her home near Columbus, Ga. on Saturday, 4 Feb 1928, after a long period of ill health. Mr. and Mrs. Spence left here Friday in response to a message telling of her mother's critical illness and scarcely a day after they reached her bedside Mrs. Allmand died at 5:30 PM Saturday afternoon. Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3:00 PM and the body laid to rest in the old family burying ground at Pearce Chapel, Muscogee county. Mrs. Allmand is survived by her husband, six daughters and two sons all of whom live at or near Columbus except for Mrs. J. R. Spence of thisplace. Mrs. J. C. Willson and Mrs. J. D. Whiting of Camilla are niece and nephew of the deceased. The entire community extends condolences to the bereaved family.

Obituary of Marthinia Palmer Baggs as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 25 Jan 1929. Like the quiet ending of a long summer's day was the death of Mrs. Marthinia Palmer Baggs, aged and widely beloved woman, which occurred at her home here at an early hour Monday, 21 Jan 1929. The infirmities of old age had made her practically and invalid for the past three or four years and recent illness had sapped her strength. Her family had realized that her hold on life was slight, thought there seemed no immediate cause for alarm. After waking early Monday morning, she dropped softly into an apparent sleep again, and those watching at her bedside called to her and found that she was gone. The news of her sudden death caused a grievous shock to her loved ones and numerous friends and there was general sorrow throughout the county in the passing of this good woman and long time citizen of the county. Funeral services were held Tuesday, 22 Jan 1929, morning at the Baptist church conducted by the pastor, Rev H. T. Halstead who was assisted by Rev J. I. D. Miller and Rev J. H. Stanford. The numerous and beautiful floral offerings were symbolic of the love and sympathy of many friends at this hour. The choir sang beautifully, "Some Sweet Day," "It Is Well," and "Come Ye Disconsolate." The pallbearers were Messrs. O. O. Worley, G. C. Burson, William Fry, Dan Palmer, A. R. Baggs and J. B. Butler. After the church service the body was carried to Hopeful, where interment was made in the family lot there. Mrs. Baggs was in her eighty-first year when death came to her, having passed her eightieth birthday last September. She was born and lived her entire life in this county and was one of Mitchell's oldest citizens. She was Miss Marthinia Palmer, daughter of the late Dan Palmer and spent her childhood years at the old home out near the river. When she was married to the late Mr. George W. Baggs, they moved to his farm down near Hopeful, where she spent her married life, rearing a large family of children. After the death of her husband twenty years ago, she moved to Camilla, where she spent her last years. The outstanding feature in her long and worthy life were the staunch Christian faith, endurance and loyalty to ideals, which carried her through sunshine and shadow of the long years and brought her triumphantly to her last hour, and the fact that she could smile through of life's hard and easy places alike and kept same courage to the end. The sphere of her activities was the home and she gave such devoted, sacrificial service there that the children and grandchildren "now rise and call her blessed." Early in life she united with the Baptist church. She loved the church and gave to it her loyal support, attending its services as long as she was able. In her quiet way she made the best investments of the talents intrusted to her and when the long journey was over, was ready to enter the many joys prepared for the faithful in the Master's house. Numbers of friends knew and loved Mrs. Baggs in life and all these mourn with the bereaved family in a common grief at the loss of this good woman, and a sincere sympathy is extended to the sorrowing family. Surviving the deceased are the following children. Messrs. L. D. Baggs and M. B. Baggs of Bainbridge; L. R. Baggs, G. B. Baggs, Wade H. Baggs, Mrs. J. A. Rackley and Mrs. W. D. Cross, all of Camilla. There are about fifteen grandchildren and several great grandchildren. Nephews and nieces are: Mrs. O. O. Worley, Messrs. W. D. Palmer, J. R. Spence, T. C. Palmer, Dan Palmer, Mrs. W. C. Adams, Mrs. G. C. Burson and Mrs. Iverson Bennett of this city and Miss Mittie C. Palmer of Pelham. Mrs. R. F. Palmer is the stepmother of the deceased. Among the relatives and friends attending the funeral from a distance were Mr. and Mrs. M. L. Lively of Atlanta; Miss Irene Davis of Thomasville; Mr. J. D. Cross and family of Jesup; Mrs. Josie Palmer, Miss Mittie C. Palmer, Mrs. Barrow, Messrs. Cuthbert Barrow, T. A. Barrow and A. R. Baggs of Pelham; Mr. and Mrs. M. B. Baggs and family and Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Baggs and family of Bainbridge.

Obituary of Mary Akridge Baker as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 10 Apr 1931. Mrs. Mary Baker, one of the oldest residents of the county, died Friday, 3 Apr 1931, at 5:30 AM at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. L. Palmer, after and illness of two weeks. The news of her death spread grief through the neighborhood in which she has lived for more than fifty years. Mrs. Baker was 83 years of age, and a native of Mitchell county. In 1866 she married John Baker, who served with the militia during the War Between the States. He preceded her to the grave thirty-six years ago. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. J. L. Palmer, ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren, and one brother, Mr. J. L. Akridge, of near Cairo, besides several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held at 10:00 AM Saturday, 4 Apr 1931, conducted by Rev H. N. Burnett, assisted by Rev W. T. Halstead, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Camilla. Interment was made at the Akridge cemetery. Her oldest brother was the first to be buried in this cemetery, which bears the family name. Those acting as pallbearers were: Mr. Hoggard Faircloth, Mr. B. M. Archibold, Mr. Clyde Dewitt, Mr. J. C. Palmer, Mr. J. A. Palmer and Mr. John C. Phillips. The funeral was in charge of J. R. Bramlett of the Camilla Hardware and Implement Company.

Obituary of Roy Dennis Beasely as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 12 Oct 1928. Mr. Roy Dennis Beasely, aged twenty-two, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Beasely, of Hartsfield, died at the home of his father-in-law, Rev J. T. Rigsby, at Sale City, at 12:00 PM Wednesday, 10 Oct 1928, after a weeks illness from pernicious malaria. The numerous friends of this young man were grievously shocked by his sudden and untimely death. He spent most of his boyhood in Sale City and was generally admired. On reaching manhood he developed into a fine character and was industrious young business man. He was with the Bush Motor Company of Albany. He was happily married to Miss Irene Rigsby about two years ago. Funeral services were announced to take place at Hartsfield Thursday, 11 Oct 1928, afternoon, conducted by Rev S. O. Thomas and Ren H. N. Burnett.

Obituary of Elizabeth Butler Bennett as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 9 Aug 1929. The entire community was in a state of sad shock Saturday, 3 Aug 1929, morning when it was learned that Mrs. W. A. Bennett had passed away ta 8:00 AM after a short illness. Mrs. Bennett was taken ill three weeks ago with malaria which developed into a malignant type and last week she grew steadily worse though many of her friends had not learned of the seriousness of her condition. On Friday all the children were called home and all were about her bedside when her gentle spirit passed out Saturday morning. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday, 4 Aug 1929, at 10:00 AM and the entire house and yard were filled with the sorrowing friends and relatives. The services were conducted by A. W. Rees and Rev Walter C. Jones of Cairo, a close friend of the family, and who officiated at every wedding and funeral in the family for the past thirty-eight years. The services were unassuming, the choir singing comforting hymns of the church and the ministers voiced the love of friends in simple tribute at the close of a worthy life. Everyone knew how Mrs. Bennett loved flowers and there were quantities of fragrant blossoms of the beautiful colors, bespeaking the love of her friends. Interment was in the family lot at Oakview Cemetery, a long line of cars following the casket to its last resting place. Among the relatives and friends coming from a distance to attend the funeral were Mr. Byron Butler, Mr. Mozelle and son of Whigham; Messrs. Alvin and Wendell Wright of Cairo; Mrs. C. C. Wightman, Mrs. Ola Wightman, Misses Edith Wightman and Mrs. W. R. Joiner of Albany; Miss Mary Roffman of Moultrie; Mrs. T. R. Bennett of Atlanta and many friends came up from Thomasville. Mrs. Bennet's life came to an end in the busy years of usefulness, at the age of fifty-six. She was born 24 Dec 1872, and was Miss Elizabeth Butler, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jim Butler. She was a twin sister of Miss Lilla Butler, now Mrs. T. R. Bennett of Atlanta. In their girlhood the twin sisters were noted for their beauty and gentle dignity and were widely popular and beloved. The deceased was married to Mr. W. A. Bennett on 7 Feb 1894, and lived her entire life in Camilla, devoting herself to her home and family, and all her thoughts and activities revolved about the home. She was widely k own as the loveliest of mothers, the friendliest of neighbors and truest type of Christian mother. Early in life she had become a Christian and united with the Methodist church, of which she was a happy and loyal member through life. Though living her life quietly at home she was loved tenderly by numbers of friends, who sustain a deep loss in her death. Mrs. Bennett is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. C. Y. Workman of Rock Hill, S. C.; A. I. Bennett of Camilla; William Bennett of Thomasville; Marvin Bennett of Savannah; and Misses Lois and Betty Bennett who lived at home with their parents. Mrs. B. F. Manry is a foster daughter. She leaves only one sister, Mrs. T. T. Bennett of Atlanta, and one brother, Mr. Byron Butler of Whigham. The late Hardy P. Butler of Camilla, and Mrs. K. P. Wright of Cairo were brother and sister of the deceased. The sincere sympathy of the entire community goes out to the bereaved family in their sad hour.

Obituary of Parmelia Adams Bennett as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 3 Feb 1928. All Camilla and community was saddened Tuesday, 31 Jan 1928, by the death of and aged and widely loved citizen, Mrs. Parmelia Adams Bennett, which took place at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. P. Butler, at 1:00 AM after a long illness. Mrs. Bennett suffered a fall the latter part of last NOVEMBER, breaking her hip, and the injury never healed, due to her extreme old age and feebleness and gradually the slender threads of gave way until the last, when with a scarcely perceptible change she slipped from her bed of suffering out into the better world. Funeral services were held at the home on Wednesday, 1 Feb 1928, at 10:00 AM, conducted by Rev J. H. Standford, pastor of the Methodist Church, assisted by Rev A. M. Mitchell, the Presbyterian pastor. There were a large number of sorrowing friends present and many beautiful floral offerings spoke their sympathy for the bereaved ones. "Eternity," "Rock of Ages," and "Some Sweet Day" were sung by the choir. The pallbearers were Messrs. J. V. Jackson, P. R. Cleveland, J. C. Turner, R. M. Fleming, J. C. Wilson and J. D. Ledbetter. The body was laid to rest in Oakview cemetery. Mrs. Bennett was probably Camilla's oldest citizen. She was born in Tipton County, Tenn., 1 Feb 1837 and was laid to rest on the ninety-first anniversary of her birthday. She was before marriage Miss Parmelia Adams, moving with her parents to Arkansas near Little Rock, when a little girl. It was there when in early young womanhood that she was married to Mr. William L. Bennett, 12 Jan 1858. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett moved to this county in 1870 and settled on their farm a few miles west of town, where they lived for a long number of years and where there children grew up. Being both of a staunch type of Christian manhood and womanhood, they were prominent in church and neighborhood life, in the days when Camilla grew from a village into a town and their strong Christian influenced lives after they have passed on. Mrs Bennett had been a Christian since childhood when she united with the Methodist church, and she gave to it her loyal devotion as long as she lived, attending services of the church after her ninetieth birthday. She was an ardent worker in the missionary society for many years and had taught in the Sunday school and given other services as she was able. She was noted for her hospitality in the home and many of the older friends can testify of her graciousness in this old fashion trait. As long as she lived she loved her friends, young and old, in a very tender way and the last two of her birthdays that she spent on earth, she was happily surrounded with them gathered in her home. A noble mother, a loyal Christian, a sweet and gentle friend, the deceased has filled her place in a most remarkable manner and her death is mourned by many who loved her in life. Surviving the deceased are her son, Mr. W. A. Bennett and daughter, Mrs. H. P. Butler. There are twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild, who also mourn her death together with the other relatives and numerous friends. The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community in their sadness.

Obituary of Mary Elizabeth Bolton Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 22 Jan 1932. Mrs. Julius Palmer, formerly Miss Mary Lizzie Bolton, beloved young woman of Pebble City community, passed away Thursday, 14 Jan 1932, at 8:00 AM at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Bolton, following an illness of only one week from pneumonia. The news of her death has brought sorrow to the hearts of many warm friends in the community where she lived for a long time and to other sections of the county where she was known and loved. Her kind and gentle spirit and influence will be missed by those with whom she has long been associated in the religious affairs of the community and in ministration to the sick and distressed. Funeral services were held Friday, 15 Jan 1932, at 11:00 AM at the Pebble City Methodist church, of which the deceased had long been a faithful member. The services were conducted by the Rev J. M. Rustin of Meigs, assisted by Rev E. B. Sutton of Sale City and Rev H. N. Burnett of Pebble City. Interment was in Akridge Cemetery. At the time of Mrs. Palmer's death her sister, Miss Lorena Bolton, was very ill with pneumonia. News of her sister's death was kept from her until she became better. The deceased is survived by the following: her husband and two children, Julius Eugene, aged three and Nina Dean, aged five; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Bolton, three brothers, Messrs. Eudonnah and George Albert of Pebble City and Mr. Horton Bolton of Florida, and two sisters, Misses Loren and Robbie Bolton, also of Pebble City, besides other close relatives. Mr. Bramlett of the Camilla Hardware and Implement Company was in charge of the funeral.

Obituary of Walter J. Brimberry as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 21 Sep 1928. There was sorrow throughout Camilla when the news came Friday, 14 Sep 1928, afternoon that Mr. Walter J. Brimberry had passed away at 2:00 PM at Oteen, N. C., at the government hospital, where he had been under treatment for several weeks. His condition had been gradually growing worse and his sister, Mrs. A. R. Roles, had gone on Tuesday of last week to be with him, and was there when the end came. The remains were brought home for burial, reaching here Sunday morning on the early train. Sunday, 17 Sep 1928, at 3:00 PM funeral services were held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Roles on Broad Street, a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends gathering for the service. Rev J. H. Stanford, pastor of the Methodist church, conducted the service with the assistance of Rev W. T. Halstead. Comforting scripture passages were read by both ministers and quartet of male voices sang in beautiful harmony "Lead, Kindle Light," "Have Thine Own Way," and "The Christian's Good Night." There were many beautiful floral offerings mutely attesting to the sympathy of loving friends. A large cortege followed the casket to the Old cemetery, where it was interred in the family lot. Among the out-of-town relatives and friends here for the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Parker of Thomasville, Mr. Carlyle Milligan of Sarasota, Fla., Miss Ruby Ward, Mrs Rufus Hawkins and other friends from Vienna, Ga. Mr. Brimberry was thirty-five years of age when untimely death brought his life to an end. He was the oldest son of the late Mr. Thomas W. Brimberry and Mrs. Lena Parker Brimberry and was born and raised here. At the age of sixteen he entered into the Post Office work, where he continued as long as he lived. He was a faithful and valued employee of the Government and had served long terms in the post offices at Camilla, Reidsville, Vienna and Sarasota, Fla. He had been at Sarasota for three years when his health failed. He entered into service in the U. S. Army during the World War and was stationed at Camp Wheeler. Though quiet and unassuming, the deceased possessed many fine traits of character. Devotion and unswerving faithfulness to his work were outstanding characteristics. He had a happy, agreeable disposition and possessed many warm friends, and on the members of his family he bestowed a devotion that was unusual. He came up in a Christian atmosphere and when a boy became a Christian and united with the Methodist church, of which he was a consistent member as long as he lived. True and faithful, loving and kind, the deceased was highly esteemed and held in warm affection by the entire community of his birth and life, and there is a general sorrow at his death. Surviving the deceased are his mother, Mrs. Lena Brimberry; his sisters, Mrs. A. R. Roles and Mrs. Nev Lasseter; and his brother, Mr. McKinley Brimberry of Columbus.

Obituary of Carey Burnett Jr as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 25 Aug 1933. Twice in as many days have we been called upon here to pay our last respects to the departed of our friends. First to one, whose life had been long and useful, and by that fact had endeared herself to a great host of relatives and friends. The next, one whose life had just begun, and yet had endeared and entwined itself so much around the hearts and lives of many, that it' going away was just as hard to bear. Blighted hopes! Funeral services for Carey, 5 month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carey Burnett, whose death occurred at their home in Albany Tuesday, 22 Aug 1933, afternoon was held at the Baptist church Wednesday, 23 Aug 1933, at 4:00 PM, with Rev J. S. Winn, pastor of Byne Memorial church at Albany, in charge of the service, assisted by Rev S. O. Thomas, a life-long friend of the family. "Asleep In Jesus," and "Little Children," were sweetly sung by young ladies from Albany. A large crowd of out of town relatives and friends accompanied the body here. Interment was in Sale City cemetery. Although this little jewel had only been loaned to his parents for a few short months, he had won the love of many and his going away is a crushing blow, but of such jewels, is the Master's crown adorned, and knowing this, they would not call him back. Mr. Burnett is the son of Rev and Mrs. H. N. Burnett and Mrs. Burnett was Miss Golden Cobb, a former resident of Sale City and both graduates of Sale City High School. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to them in their grief.

Obituary of Ida Douglas Butler as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 20 Dec 1929. Of sad note t many relatives and friends throughout the county was the news of the death of Mrs. W. B. Butler in Akron, Ohio, Friday, 13 Dec 1929, at the home of her daughter after an illness of several days. The body was brought back here to her old home for interment, reaching Camilla Tuesday morning, and was carried out to Hopeful church, where funeral services took place at 10:00 AM. Rev J. I. D. Miller, former pastor of the deceased, conducted the services and was assisted by Rev G. T. Hunt. The church was filled to capacity with friends of the beloved woman and the floral offerings were numerous. After the impressive services, the body was laid to rest in the family lot in the cemetery beside the church. Mrs. Butler was sixty-five years of age. She was born and reared in this county. She was a daughter of the late Captain Douglas, prominent Mitchell countian and a sister of Lafayette Douglas. She was a woman of strong Christian character and many beautiful traits of true womanhood and had been a lifelong member of the Baptist church, which she loved devotedly and gave her best service as long as she lived, taking a prominent interest in its affairs. Mrs. Butler was outstanding in her strength of character and service to those about her. She was widely loved and honored and her death has brought a sad shock. Surviving Mrs. Butler are her four sons, W. B. Butler of Akron, Ohio; Bryan Butler, Rendo Butler and Louis Butler of San Francisco, Calif.: and two daughters, Mrs. W. P. Andrews of Akron, Ohio and Mrs. L. H. Dickey of Thomasville. She is also survived by one brother, Mr. William Douglas of Mississippi. Mr. G. W. Cochran and Mr. Floyd Douglas of this city are nephews.

Obituary of Margaret Lourina Crosson Davis as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 20 Dec 1929. Mrs. Margaret Davis, widow of the late Berrien C. Davis, aged and generally beloved Mitchell county woman passed away Sunday, 15 Dec 1929, morning at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. C. L. Fussell, near Moultrie, after an illness of several days. Funeral services took place Monday, 16 Dec 1929, at 3:00 PM at Hopeful church, where a large number of relatives and friends of the deceased had gathered. The service was conducted by Elder M. T. Sheppard. Mrs. Davis had passed her seventy-eight birthday when her long and worthy life came to a close. She was Miss Margaret Crosson before her marriage to Berrien C. Davis and lived practically her entire life in Hopeful community, where she was reared. About eleven years ago her husband preceded her to the grave and since that time she has been living with her children. Mrs. Davis was a good woman, gentile, kind and unselfish, giving her life devotedly to rearing her large family of children, with all the love and sacrifice of the true mother, yet finding time to minister generously to the needs of neighbors, friends and the community. Mrs. Davis was loved tenderly by a large number of friends, to whom her going has caused a feeling of deep sadness. Surviving Mrs. Davis are her four sons, J. W. and T. B. Davis of Hopeful community; T. J. Davis of Hartsfield and B. C. Davis of Doerun; and two daughters, Mrs. T. J. Dodson of Faceville and Mrs. Joe Darsey of Calvary. She leaves also one brother, J. B. Crosson of Hopeful and one sister, Mrs. Sara Jan Porter of Pelham. Mrs. C. A. Kolbie of this city is a niece of Mrs. Davis. The bereaved family has the sympathy of many relatives and friends throughout the county in their loss.

Obituary of Della Collins as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 24 Aug 1917. On last Saturday, 18 Aug 1917, at 4:00 AM the little village of Flint was shocked and deeply grieved when the news spread abroad that Miss Della Collins was dead. The end came at her home. This news was soon heralded throughout the county and brought sadness to many hearts for Miss Della Collins was widely known and loved by a large circle of friends and relatives. She had been in feeble health for several months and her family and most intimate friends new the serious nature of her illness, but all were hoping for the time when she would be restored to her usual activity. Last summer she had an attack of typhoid fever, which dreaded disease made such inroads upon her constitution, that she was not able to overcome, and after months of patient lingering, she was summoned to her eternal reward. Miss Della Collins was a woman of unusual capabilities and activities, these were added to by a splendid education and extensive travel. Her consideration and generosity made her a criterion type of womanhood, which fact impressed itself upon all with whom she came in contact. For all these attributes her friends, her community and her associates will greatly miss her, and her death means to them a destructive loss. Funeral services were conducted Sunday, 19 Aug 1917, at 10:00 AM at Oakview cemetery by her pastor, Rev J. I. D. Miller, the pall bearers were Messrs. G. M. Cochran, M. O. Davis, G. C. Smith and Gerald Bird of Flint, Col R. J. Bacon and Mr. Bob Cowan of Baconton. From here a concourse of sorrowing friends witnessed the earthly end of a splendid woman, one whose place cannot be easily be filled. In this sad hour the Enterprise extends its tear of sympathy.

Obituary of Milton Akridge as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 17 Sep 1992. The funeral service of Milton Akridge, 64, of 3315 Sylvester Road, who died Wednesday, 16 Sep 1992, will be conducted at 2:00 PM Friday, 18 Sep 1992 at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors with interment in Pinecrest Memory Gardens in Mitchell County. A native of Mitchell County, Mr. Akridge had resided in Albany most of his life and had worked for Yeargin Construction Company. He was a veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include two sons, Jack Akridge and Karl Akridge, both of Albany; two daughters, Leigh A. Tipler of Albany and Laura Akridge of Atlanta; his mother, Minnie Lee Akridge of Pelham; two sisters, Virginia Frosteg of Pelham and Martha Bryant of Atlanta; a brother, Mickey Akridge of Florence, S. C.; and five grandchildren. The family is at the residence of Don and Leigh Tipler, 521 Devine Drive and will receive friends from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM today at Kimbrell-Stern Funeral Directors.

Obituary of Thomas W. Brimberry as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 22 Dec 1905. CAMILLA'S POST MASTER SUICIDES - Ill health and great bodily suffering was no doubt the cause of the act. The attempt upon his own life made by Thomas W. Brimberry Tuesday afternoon last, an account of which was given in the extra issued by the ENTERPRISE Tuesday evening, resulted in his death at about 10:00 PM that night, despite all efforts made by attending physicians to bring about a reaction and prolong life. His brother, Major B. F. Brimberry of Albany, was notified by telegram of the sad act and came to Camilla on the 5:00 PM train and was with his brother when he breathed his last. The interment was made Wednesday, 20 Dec 1905, afternoon in the family lot at the old cemetery, attended by loved ones and many sympathetic friends. Mr. Brimberry was about 52 years of age and had been a citizen of Camilla about 34 years moving here when a young man about 18. He was post master here for the last 16 years, and while a large majority of the patrons of the office differed with him in politics, they found no fault with his official work but complimented him with having been the best Post Master Camilla has ever had and they look upon his death as a great loss for the city. Mr. Tom Brimberry by his pleasant manner, affable disposition and strict attention to business has made friends of wall who have had business with the post office, and he and his family are held in high esteem by the people of Camilla, whose sympathy goes out to the entire family in this hour of great sorrow. He is survived by his wife and four children, two daughters and two sons, with two brothers, Capt. M. F. Brimberry of this city, and Maj. B. F. Brimberry of Albany.

Obituary of Elizabeth Howell Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 6 May 1904. IN MEMORY OF AUNT BETSY PALMER: In God's own good pleasure and fullness of time, he has called from earth's dwelling place and from our community one of its oldest and most highly respected mothers in Israel in the person of Aunt Betsy Palmer. Aunt Betsy was born on 27 May 1818 and died 27 Dec 1903, being 85 years, 7 months and some days old. Sister Palmer united with the Missionary Baptist Church in the year of 1848 and was a consistent member of Mt. Zion Church at the time of her death. Aunt Betsy was submissive to her master's will in all her sufferings in life and was ready to say, "Thy will be done and not mine," and before the end came she was waiting in the faith in silent suffering in her home to receive the master's call to a heavenly home, where she expressed a hope of being crowned with a crown of righteousness that fadeth not away. Aunt Betsy was Christianly devoted to her family and children and lived a life worth of our imitation. Therefore be it resolved 1st, That in the death of Sister Palmer, Mt. Zion Church has sustained a great loss, the community an aged mother, Resolved 2nd, That the Church sympathizes with the bereaved children and friends and send them to Him who doth all things well for peace and consolation. Resolved 3rd, That a copy of the resolutions be spread on our Church book, a copy sent to the home of the deceased and a copy to the Pelham Journal and Camilla Enterprise for publication:

Mrs. Jennie Thomas--S. O. Thomas
Mrs. Eula Ott-------------A. G. Ott
Mrs. Evaline High-----J. G. High

Obituary of Rebecca Seigler as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 29 Sep 1905. Saturday night last, 23 Sep 1905, at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. J. W. Daniels, Mrs. Rebecca Seigler, one of Mitchell's oldest citizens passed from earth to the rest that is promised to all faithful Christian people. Mrs. Seigler was in her 83rd year and leaves four children, three daughters, Mrs. J. D. Daniels, Mrs. Wyatt Adams and Mrs. J. C. Cooper all citizens of Mitchell county and one sone, Mr. W. N. Seigler of Thomas county, besides a large number of grandchildren and friends throughout this section who will regret to learn of her death. She was buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery on Sunday, 24 Sep 1905. Rev. S. O. Thomas conducting the funeral services.

Obituary of Shadie Azalea Faircloth as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 20 Oct 1905. Wednesday night last, 18 Oct 1905, death visited the home of Mr. & Mrs. D. W. Faircloth in east Camilla, and took there from Shady, their bright six year old daughter. She had only been sick a few days and her death was a shock to the family and their large circle of friends. The funeral services were held Thursday, 19 Oct 1905, afternoon and interment made at Pleasant Hill Church in east Mitchell. The fond parents and other relatives have the deepest sympathy of their many friends in their loss.

Obituary of John Hilry "Judge" Griner as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 1 Dec 1905. Death Near Sale City--Last Tuesday, 27 Nov 1905, morning death visited the home of Mr. & Mrs. Emanuel Griner, near Sale City and claimed for its victim their son "Judge" who had been sick for some time with fever. "Judge"as he was known to his many friends was about nineteen years old, just budding into young manhood's estate and was known and esteemed by his friends and acquaintances for his manly bearing in the community. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to the parents in the loss of a noble son.

Obituary of Fred Walton Einstine as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 5 Jan 1906. It is with sincere sorrow that the Enterprise chronicles the death of the little infant son of Mr. and Mrs. David Einstine which occurred at the their house Thursday, 28 Dec 1905, night of last week from congestion. The remains were buried Friday afternoon. The young parents have the deepest sympathy of all Camilla in their sudden bereavement.

Obituary of Louise Griner Crovatt as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 2 Sep 1978. The funeral service of Mrs. Louise Griner Crovatt, 74, of Camilla, who died Friday, 1 Sep 1978, will be conducted Sunday, 3 Sep 1978, at 3:00 PM at the Camilla First Baptist Church with interment in Oak View Cemetery. Mrs. Crovatt was a native and life-long resident of Camilla and was a florist. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Chester A. Tatum of Camilla; four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Parker Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Maude Culbreth Griner as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 13 Jan 1978. Sylvester, Ga.---The funeral service of Mrs. Maude Culbreth Griner, 91, who died today, 13 Jan 1978, will be conducted Sunday, 15 Jan 1978, at 3:00 PM in the Banks Funeral Home Chapel at Sylvester. Interment will follow in the Cool Springs Cemetery, Mitchell County. She was a native of Colquitt County and had lived in Worth County most of her life. She was a charter of the Bridgeboro Baptist Church. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Gladys Warren of Sylvester, Mrs. Edith Lake of Orlando, Fla.; three sons, James M. Griner and S. B. Griner of Albany, Judson H. Griner of Sylvester; two sisters, Miss Effie Culbreth and Mrs. Ada Claude Phillips of Orlando, Fla.; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.


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