of people who either lived in Mitchell County or were related to residents
Obituary of Julian Allen Moore as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 1 Nov 1965. Julian Allen Moore, 82, a resident of Albany for 17 years, died at Phoebe Putney Hospital this morning, 1 Nov 1965, after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, 2 Nov 1965, at 2:00 PM at the Bramlett Funeral Home chapel in Camilla by J. D. Green. Interment will be in the Hartsfield Cemetery in Hartsfield. A native of Worth County, Mr. Moore was a retired farmer and resided with a son, John Franklin Moore, 1420 S. Mock Road. He was a Mason. Survivors include a second son, Thomas S. Moore, New Brunswick, N. J.; a daughter, Mrs. Inez Parker of Sale City and a brother, Jim Moore of Plant City, Fla.
Obituary of Julius Clark as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 3 Jan 1957. SALE CITY - Funeral services were held at 3:00 PM today, 3 Jan 1957, at the First Baptist Church here for Julius Clark, 58, who died Wednesday, 2 Jan 1957, at Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany following a brief illness. The Rev Otis Glover officiated and interment was inj Sale City Cemetery with Bramlett Funeral Home in charge. Mr. Clark was born and raised in Mitchell County, and was a member of the Sale City First Baptist Church. He was employed as a clerk in the shoe department of a Camilla department store. Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Julia Mae Griner; four sons, Marvin Clark of Washington, D. C.; Huey D. Clark of Millington, Tenn., Robert Clark of Sale City and Max Clark of Athens; five daughters, Mrs. Lee Savage of Silver Spring, Md., Mrs. Jean Bultman of Minnesota, Miss Ann Clark of Orlando, Fla., the former Miss Nann Clark of Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Jake Goss of Sale City; one brother, Kitt Clark of Florida; four sisters, Mrs. Opal Schick, Mrs. Ruth Clark and Mrs. Clara Gore all of Florida, and Mrs. Austin Fussell of Sale City and several grandchildren.
Obituary of George Palmer Williams as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 1 May 1956. Camilla--George Palmer Williams, 64, died in Phoebe Putney Hospital at Albany Monday , 30 Apr 1956. morning following an illness of two weeks. Funeral services will be at 5:00 PM today, 1 May 1956, at Pleasant Hill Church near here, with the Rev Charles Duncan officiating. He will be assisted by the Rev H. N. Ernest. Interment will be in the church cemetery with Bramlett Funeral Home of Camilla in charge. Mr. Williams, a native of Mitchell County, was a farmer and a sawmill operator. Survivors include his wife Mrs. Gracie Allen Williams; one son, Austin Williams of Camilla and two grandchildren. Active pallbearers will be W. H. Peacock, Judson Faircloth, Fenton Williams, Vance Williams, Burnette Williams, Kay Williams, Bill Williams and Bruce Palmer.
Obituary of Stella Gantt West as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 6 Jul 1951. Mrs. W. N. West, 66, died suddenly last night, 5 Jul 1951, in Phoebe Putney Hospital. She had lived in Albany for the last 23 years, moving here from Blakely. Mrs. West was a member of Byne Memorial Baptist Church. Survivors include eight children, Miss Joyce West and Miss Mary Jan West of Albany, Mrs. LaDalia Hocton of Pensacola, Fla., Wayne West of Buffalo, N. Y., H. W. West of Jacksonville, Fla., I. J. West of Higgston, Horace West of Albany and SGT R. L. West of the U. S. Air Force stationed in Alaska. In addition, Mrs. West is survived by a sister, Mrs. Henry Pointevint of Moultrie, a brother, S. O. Gantt of Wauchula, Fla., and 14 grandchildren. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Kimbrell-Stern of the Albany Undertaking Company pending the arrival of Sergeant West from Alaska.
Obituary of W. Claude Frazier as written in "The Albany Herald" dated dated 31 Jul 1925. Mr. W. Claude Frazier of Baker County died Thursday, 30 Jul 1925, at 3:00 PM at the Phoebe Putney Hospital. Death came after an illness of two weeks. He had been brought to the hospital Wednesday, one day before he died. Mr. Frazier was 38 years old. He is survived by his wife and four children, two boys, William and Charles, and two daughters, Martha and Helen; by his mother, Mrs. W. D. Frazier of Tarpon Springs, Fla., by three brothers, Mr. W. T. Frazier of Dawson, Mr. Cleve Frazier of Miami, Fla., Mr. B. Frazier of Moultrie; and by a sister, Miss Love Frazier of Moultrie. Funeral services were held at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, near Camilla, at 3:30 PM Friday afternoon, 31 Jul 1925. Rev H. M. Burnett conducted the services. The body was prepared for burial and carried through the country to Mitchell county by The Albany Undertaking Company.
Obituary of Caroline Elizabeth Seigler Cooper as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 30 Dec 1932. Claiming the sad interest of numerous friends throughout the county was the death of Mrs. J. C. Cooper, aged and prominent citizen of the county and widely love woman, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. J. Marshall, here shortly after midnight on Tuesday night, 28 Dec 1932. Mrs. Cooper's illness covered a period of three weeks. For more than a week her family knew that the end was near, and her four daughters watched at the bedside with a beautiful devotion until the gentle spirit of their mother had passed to everlasting rest. The tender affection and constant attention shown by the grandchildren and other members of the family during her last illness were unusual. Funeral services were held Thursday, 29 Dec 1932, morning at 11:00 AM at Mt. Zion Church, services being conducted by Rev W. T. Halstead, pastor of the Camilla First Baptist Church and Rev H. N. Burnett of Pebble City. A large concourse of friends and relatives attended the services. Acting as pallbearers at the funeral were six grandsons of Mrs. Cooper. They were Messrs. Kerfoot Griner, John Griner, Kenneth Wheeler, Astor Sanders, Weldon Marshall and Cooper Marshall. Following the church service, the remains were laid to rest in the family lot in Mt. Zion cemetery. Mrs. Cooper had passed her eighty seventh birthday when her long and worthy life came to the end. She was born in Aiken, S. C. in 1845. She was the daughter of the late David and Rebecca Seigler, moving with her parents to this county at the are of twelve years. Her father was one of the first moderators of Tucker Association. Born of Godly parents, her entire life had been lived in simple Christian faith and happy service for her Lord. Early in her life she had united with the Baptist church, to which she gave devoted service as long as she was able. She was happily married March 3, 1870 to Jesse C. Cooper, of this county, who preceded her to the grave a number of years ago. Mrs. Cooper has numbers of friends in this county and section who are grieved to learn of her death. Surviving Mrs. Cooper are her four daughters, Mrs. A. L. Sanders of Camilla; Mrs. W. B. Marshall of Miami, Fla.; Mrs. B. J. Marshall of Camilla; and Mrs. E. L. Williams of Dunellon, Fla. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren also survive her.
Obituary of James W. Cross as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 18 Apr 1919. Mr. James W. Cross passed away at his home in Hopeful community on Monday, 14 Apr 1919, morning at 8:00 AM after an illness of several days from pneumonia. Funeral services were held at Hopeful church on Tuesday, 15 Apr 1919, at 11:00 AM, Rev H. B. Woodward, pastor of the Camilla Baptist church, officiating at the services. In the death of Mr. Cross, his community, his church and the county sustain a great loss. Though a man will advanced in age, about seventy, he was still an active man, was a systematic and progressive farmer and a man of influence in his community. He was truly a good man, a devoted Christian, a sincere and loving friend and a man of value to his county. He had been a member of the Baptist church for a long number of years and was a faithful church member. Mr. Cross had been a resident of Mitchell county for about forty years. The deceased leaves a wife, three sons, Messrs. John, Percy and Frank Richard Cross, and six daughters, Mrs. Randolph Joiner, Mrs. Mamie Joiner, Mrs. Lula Anderson, Mrs. Levy Hollingsworth, Mrs. Johnnie Shirah and Miss Gertie Cross, all of this county. Two sisters, Mrs. Susie Powell and Mrs. Fannie Leonard of Florida and two brothers, Mr. Chas. C. Cross of Baker County, and Mr. T. J. Cross of Pelham, survive him also. Their friends throughout the county are in deep sympathy with the family in their loss.
Obituary of Harmon C. Davidson as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated dated 6 Nov 1931. Mr. H. C. Davidson, well known citizen of Sale City and beloved by a wide circle of friends, died Wednesday, 4 Nov 1931, afternoon at 5:00 PM. He had been confined to his bed only about a week, but had been in ill health for more than a year. The news of his death has caused widespread sorrow throughout the county, but especially in Sale City where he was numbered among the oldest citizens and was highly esteemed as an upright and God-fearing man. Mr. Davidson was 70 years of age. He was one of the first to establish a mercantile business in Sale City and conducted a business there for many years. Lately the condition of health made it necessary for him to give up active business. Surviving the deceased is his wife, two sons and four daughters, Messrs. C. W. and W. B. Davidson of Sale City; Mrs. W. C. Patten of Quitman; Mrs. J. L. Smith of Avon Park, Fla.; Mrs. Ernest Porter and Mrs. Theodore Palmer of Sale City. He is also survived by one brother, Mr. W. H. Davidson of Sale City. Funeral services were held Thursday, 5 Nov 1931, at 3:00 PM at the Baptist church in Sale City, Rev H. N. Burnett conducting the services, assisted by Rev S. O. Thomas. Interment was in Sale City cemetery. The funeral was in charge of the undertaking department of the Camilla Hardware & Implement Co.
Obituary of Berrian Clay Davis Sr as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 28 Jun 1912. The sudden death of Mr. Berrian C. Davis, a pioneer citizen of Mitchell County, on Saturday, 22 Jun 1918, afternoon of last week caused a general sorrow and regret throughout the county when the sad news became known. Mr. Davis was attending a Primitive meeting at Spence Bridge, near Cairo, at the time that his death occurred, and was being entertained at the home of a friend. On Saturday afternoon at about 5:00 PM while sitting with the family on the porch, Mr. Davis complained of his head hurting him and instantly fell forward from his chair to the floor. When his friends go to him to pick him up, they found that he was dead. It is supposed that heart failure or apploplexy was the cause of death. He had been in bad health for a long time, although he was an unusually active man for his age. The remains were taken to the home of the deceased near Hopeful, and on Sunday, 23 Jun 1918, afternoon at 4:00 PM the funeral took place at Hopeful in the presence of a large number of the friends and relatives of Mr. Davis. Services were conducted by Rev J. W. Gardner of Camilla, after which the body was laid to rest in Hopeful cemetery. Mr. Davis is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. J. T. Dotson of Hopeful and Mrs. Joe Dorsey of Calvary, and six sons, Messrs. Rufus, Jim, Tom, B. C. Jr., Josh, and Hanibal Davis, all of this county, who mourn his loss. Of a large family of brothers and sisters, one sister is left, Mrs. Lawson Newsom of Decatur County, near Vada, and two brothers, Messrs. Tom and D. B. Davis of this county. The deceased was about 70 years old at the time of his death. He was one of the oldest residents of the county and was a remarkable man in many ways. He was a faithful and consistent member of the Primitive Baptist Church. There were few people in Mitchell County who did not know and admire Mr. Davis. Genial, good and kind of disposition and hospitable of naturel, he was a man generally loved.
Obituary of Edgar Davis as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 22 Jun 1934. Mr. Edgar Davis, well known farmer of Pleasant Hill community, died last Thursday, 14 Jun 1934, night at 8:00 PM following a short illness. Few of his friends knew of his illness and the announcement of his death came as a sad shock. Mr. Davis was 53 years of age and was reared in the community where he died, having been engaged in farming all of his life. He was clever and congenial and had many friends who have been saddened by his passing. He was the son of the late D. B. Davis and held a wide family connection. The deceased is survived by his wife and one stepson, James Jones; two brothers, Tom Davis of Attapulgus and Press Davis of this county, and two sisters, Mrs. Lillie Green of Hartsfield and Mrs. H. H. Radford of Newton. Funeral services were held last Friday, 15 Jun 1934, morning at 11:00 AM at Pleasant Hill cemetery, conducted by Rev Bass. Active pallbearers were: J. B. Green, Herman Green, Grady Davis, S. E. Crosby and Calvin Brock. Honorary pallbearers were: R. E. L. Culpepper, O. G. Swindle, Grover Jones, J. R. Powell, Mertha Powell, H. V. Davis and I. Macey. Mr. J. R. Bramlett of Camilla Hardware & Implement Company was in charge.
Obituary of Lessie Griner Hatcher as written in "The Albany Herald" dated 15 Jul 1983. The funeral service of Mrs. Lessie Griner Hatcher, 93, of 1400 Gail Avenue, who died Tuesday, 12 Jul 1983, will be conducted Friday, 15 Jul 1983, at 2:00 PM at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Mitchell County with interment in the church cemetery. A native of Colquitt County, Mrs. Hatcher was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Ruby Button of Albany, Mrs. Vadie Williams of Hilliard, Fla., Mrs. Virginia Willis of Callahan, Fla., Mrs. Verna Martin of Albany, and Mrs. Yvonne Mason of Oak Ridge, Tenn.; five sons, S. D. Hatcher of Jacksonville, Fla., Leo Hatcher of Greenville, Fla., Fate Hatcher of Columbus, Thurman Hatcher of College Park, and William N. Hatcher of Albany; a brother, John Griner of Earlton, Fla.; 26 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren and eight great great great grandchildren. Kimbrell-Stern is in charge of arrangements.
Obituary of Clenton R. Davis as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 29 Dec 1933. Relatives and many friends in the county were saddened by the news of the death of Mr. C. R. Davis, which took place on Friday, 22 Dec 1933, afternoon at 1:00 PM after an illness of three weeks. Funeral services were held Saturday, 23 Dec 1933, afternoon at Mt. Zion church in the presence of a large assemblage of friends of the deceased. The service was conducted by Rev S. O. Thomas. Interment was in the family lot in Mt. Zion cemetery near the church. Mr. Davis was 78 years of age. He was a son of the late C. O. Davis, prominent lawyer and citizen of Mitchell in the county's early history. Mr. Davis was the last of his clan, all members of his immediate family having preceded him to the grave. The last of these to go was his sister, Mrs. Mollie Harrell, whose death occurred about a year ago. Mr. Davis was born and reared in this county and spent his entire life here. He was a member of Delwood Baptist Church, having spent about ten years of his life in that community, at which time he was converted and joined the church. Mr. Davis was never married. Mrs. Albert Thornton of Delwood and Mrs. Dodson Pitts, are nieces of the deceased. These, with a host of other near relatives and many friends, are left to mourn his death. J. J. White, of the Camilla Funeral Home, was in charge of the funeral.
Obituary of Fannie Scoggins Davis as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 28 Nov 1930. Mrs. J. J. Davis, beloved woman of the Pleasant Hill community, died last Thursday afternoon, Nov 20th, at 4:00 PM. Though she had been in ill health for several years the end came very unexpectedly and was a sad shock to relative and friends. She was stricken paralysis Thursday morning and never rallied from the first attack. Funeral services were held at Pleasant Hill Friday, 21 Nov 1930, afternoon at 3:00 PM, conducted by Rev J. T. Rigsby. Interment was in Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Mrs. Davis was 63 years of age. She moved to this county with her husband from Terrell County in 1900. She was a loyal member of the Primitive Baptist church and her influence as a devoted Christian was felt by all with whom she came in contact. The deceased is survived by her husband and four children, Jesse and Oscar Davis of Camilla; John W. Davis of Berkley, Cal., and Mrs. Della Stewart of Moultrie. She is also survived by one sister and one brother, Miss Edna Scoggins and Mr. Gum Scoggins of Sylvester and three grandchildren.
Obituary of Mary Hughes Faircloth as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 18 Apr 1919. Many relatives and friends were saddened by the death of Mrs. Mary Hughes Faircloth, which took place at the home of her son, Mr. W. M. Faircloth, in Hopeful community on Friday, 11 Apr 1919, night at 11:00 PM. Mrs. Faircloth had been in bad health for several months, suffering from heart trouble, but was taken with her fatal illness only a few days before the end came. Everything that loving hands could do, was done to rest the tired body and prolong life, but the end was inevitable. She had lived a long and useful life and went to sleep in peace. Funeral services were held at Hopeful church on Saturday, 12 Apr 1919, afternoon at 4:00 PM. Rev J. I. D. Miller , pastor of the Flint Baptist Church, conducting the services with the assistance of Rev H. B. Woodward, of the Camilla Baptist Church. A large gathering of people at the funeral attested to the affection with which the deceased was regarded in life. The pallbearers were grandsons of Mrs. Faircloth, the following acting: Messrs. Earl Hurst, Forrest West, Mack West, Paul Parker, Hubert Parker and David West. The deceased leaves two sons, Mr. J. R. Faircloth of Dothan, Ala., and Mr. W. M. Faircloth of Hopeful; and three daughters, Mrs. Morgan West of Pelham; Mrs. W. M. Hurst of Meigs, and Mrs. J. F. Maples of this county. Mrs. Faircloth was about 80 years of age. She was one of the pioneers of the county and had witnessed all its changes and progress. She was a member of Hopeful Baptist Church, had been an earnest and sincere Christian and consistent church worker since early in life, and was revered and generally beloved by all who knew her. Her relatives, her many friends and her community sustain a great loss in her death. The deep sympathy of many friends goes out to the bereaved family.
Obituary of Elizabeth Crosby Mansfield as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 13 May 1932. Mrs. Elizabeth Mansfield, aged 78 this May, died at the home of Rev H. N. Burnett Tuesday, 10 May 1932, morning after and illness of several weeks from infirmities of old age. Grandma Mansfield had made her home with her daughter and son-in-law, Rev and Mrs. Mansfield, since the death of her husband, the late H. J. Mansfield, five years ago, living her entire life in a short distance of Flint, the place of her birth, she was a pioneer, and possessed those virtues that make the real woman; joining the Baptist church at Pleasant Hill when a young woman, she tried to live up to the teachings of the Master, being patient, kind, loving, generous, energetic and conservative. Her passing away was not unexpected, nevertheless it cast a gloom over a large family membership and friends. Besides her one daughter, Mrs. Burnett, she is survived by four sons, Miles and Clem of Sale City, Morgan of Baker County and Ed of Dundee, Fla.; 37 grandchildren and as many great grandchildren. Funeral was held from Pebble City Baptist church where she was a member, Wednesday, 11 May 1932, afternoon at 2:00 PM conducted by Rev S. O. Thomas. Interment was at Shady Grove cemetery where her husband was buried.
Obituary of Walter N. West as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 29 Mar 1935. Mr. Walter N. West who was reared in this county but has made his home in Blakely and Albany for about twenty-five years, died in Albany on Thursday, 21 Mar 1925, of last week and was buried at Mt. Zion cemetery last Friday, 22 Mar 1935, at 3:30 PM, the services being conducted by Rev S. O. Thomas, assisted by an Albany minister. Mr. West was 59 years of age. He is survived by his wife and a large family of grown children besides several brothers and sisters. He was a son of the late Jack West of this County and a brother of Mrs. J. D. Pitts of Pelham.
Obituary of John Franklin Maples as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 25 Dec 1936. Mr. J. F. Maples, aged citizen of Mitchell County, died Sunday, 20 Dec 1936, night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Camilla Shiver, in Bennett Park, after a long and tedious illness extending over a period of a year or more. Funeral services were held Monday, 21 Dec 1936, afternoon at 3:00 PM at Hopeful Baptist church, where a large group of relatives and friends of the deceased were assembled. The service was conducted by Rev S. H. Bennett, pastor of Camilla Baptist church. The pallbearers were Messrs. R. E. L. Culpepper, Bob Taylor, D. W. Fitzgerald, N. H. Pritchett, J. G. Bailey and W. F. Cullens. Interment was in the family lot in the cemetery beside the church. Mr. Maples had almost reached his eightieth milestone, his birthday coming in late January. He was a member of one of the oldest and prominent pioneer families of this county. His father was the late Nathan Maples. The deceased was born and reared in this county. He was married early in life to Miss Laura Gaulden, who preceded him to the grave and after several years he married a Miss Arline, who lived only a few years after their marriage. He later married Mrs. Henry Parker, who survives him. Mr. Maples lived for a number of years in Hopeful community and he was a member of Hopeful Baptist Church. Surviving the deceased are the following children: Mrs. Camilla Shiver of Camilla; Mrs. Howard Culpepper of Perry, Fla.; Mrs. John Cook of Pelham; Mrs. R. E. Welch of Cross City, Fla.; Mrs. J. G. Frazier of New York, N. Y.; J. N. Maples and J. A. Maples of Newton; B. B. Maples of Cuthbert; Rema Maples of Shamrock, Fla.; and Hoke Maples of Meridian, Miss.
Obituary of Tom C. Maples as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 22 Dec 1933. Mr. Tom C. Maples, former Mitchell Countian who for several years has made his home in Jacksonville, Fla., died last Thursday, 14 Dec 1933, night about 1:00 AM as a result of injuries received in a fall. With two or three friends Mr. Maples was leaving a place where they had attended a dance. The entrance was some six feet above the sidewalk and as they were about half way down the steps Mr. Maples tripped and fell backward, his head striking the top step, from which point he rolled to the sidewalk. It was at once recognized that he had been seriously hurt and he was rushed to a hospital, but was dead when examined by an attendant. The examination disclosed that his neck was broken by the fall. The deceased was a son of Mr. J. F. Maples, of this county, where he was born and reared. He was 30 years of age and is survived by a wife and two daughters, eight and ten years of age, by a previous marriage. Besides his father, he is also survived by three brothers and three sisters, Mr. Alonzo Maples, Mrs. C. R. Shiver and Mrs. John Cook of Camilla; Mr. Jamie Maples of Newton; Mr. Byron Maples of Cuthbert; and Mrs. H. D. Culpepper of Perry, Fla. Funeral services were held in Jacksonville at 2:00 PM Sunday, 17 Dec 1933, and interment was in Oaklawn cemetery at that place. Mr. Maples was an insurance salesman and had been quite successful in this line of work. Many old friends in this county have been grieved by the news of his death and extend sympathy to the family.
Obituary of Dr. Wyatt Russell McClain as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 7 Aug 1925. The entire community mourns the loss of a beloved citizen in the death of Dr. Wyatt Russell McClain at his home in Pelham Sunday, 2 Aug 1925, morning after a long illness. Dr. McClain had been very feeble for several years before his death, spending the last two or three years in an invalid's chair. Funeral services were held Monday, 3 Aug 1925, afternoon from the home and conducted by Rev E. M. Overby, a former pastor and near friend of the deceased. Interment was in the Pelham cemetery. Dr. McClain had lived to the remarkable age of eighty nine years and his long life was remarkable in more ways than one, worthy citizen, strong Christian character, brave soldier and faithful physician, he was privileged to do a larger share of service to humanity than the ordinary person. He was born near Opeklika, Ala., where he studied medicine and graduated while still quite young at Graefenberg Medical College near Montgomery. He moved to Early County, Georgia, where he began the practice of medicine and was married in 1861 to Miss Mittie Webb. He practiced medicine for forty years in Early county, after which he retired from practice and moved to Camilla in 1900. He lived here for about two years, after which he moved to Pelham, where he spent the rest of his life. The deceased served in the Army of the Confederacy during the entire four years, was promoted from time to time and at the close of the war was Captain of Company C, Fifty second Georgia Regiment. He served throughout the war under General Longstreet with the Virginia Army and was wounded in battle. He always took great interest in affairs of the Confederate veterans. He was also prominent in the Masonic order, was a Master Mason and attended many of the grand lodge meetings. He was prominent in church affairs and for seventy years had served as steward in the Methodist church, of which he was a lifelong member. Dr. McClain is survived by two brothers, LaFayette McClain and William McClain of Texas; one sister, Mrs. Tom Stanton of near Colquitt; and six children, Mrs. Josie Palmer, Mrs. J. A. Lewis, Dr. J. W. McClain, Mrs. Clara Bowen and Mrs. Grover Thigpen, all of Pelham, and Mrs. G. W. Thomas of Columbus.
Obituary of Nancy Huckston Flake Twitty as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 11 May 1923. On Monday, 7 May 1923, morning at 10:00 AM, Mrs. Nancy H. Twitty, aged and much beloved pioneer citizen of Camilla and Mitchell County, passed on to her reward in Heaven after a long and fruitful life of activity and service. A distinct sense of loss was felt by the entire community when it was heard that she had breathed her last. Mrs. Twitty fell several months ago at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Laura Palmer, with whom she made her home, dislocating her hip, and though suffering much pain, bore up remarkably under the suffering and helplessness and was able to sit in an invalids chair and be moved about the house. The latter part of last week she was taken with a cold and despite the best care and attention of physicians and loved ones, pleurisy or pneumonia developed in her weakened condition and less than two days later she passed away peacefully. Funeral services were held at the home Tuesday, 8 May 1923, morning at 10:30 AM attended by an unusually large crowd of people. There were numbers of beautiful floral offerings banked about the casket and a hush of reverence fell on all who entered the presence of one of God's saints laid low in death. Favorite hymns, "Rock of Ages," "It Is Well," and "Shall We Gather At the River," were sung by the choir. The services were conducted by Rev J. I. D. Miller of Flint, in a touching manner. He read a short sketch of Mrs. Twitty's life and rendered tribute to the faithfulness, loyalty and beauty of her earthly career. After the services the body was carried to Oakview cemetery, where it was laid to rest in the family lot. The pallbearers were Messrs. T. C. Palmer, Dan Palmer, W. C. Adams, G. C. Burson, W. C. Collins, Sanders Collins, T. B. Twitty, Jr. and Frank Twitty, five of whom were grandsons of the deceased. The deceased was before her marriage Miss Nancy H. Flake. She was born in Anson County, North Carolina, April 10, 1835. She was married July 6, 1854 to Dr. J. B. Twitty. They moved to Baker County in 1873 and later to the Ambrose Hilliard place down near Evergreen Church, in this county. Dr. W. W. Twitty, a brother, had moved here about the same time and the two brothers practiced medicine in Camilla. The two families were strong factors in building a religious and moral foundation in the county which is felt to this day. They were pillars in the Evergreen Baptist church, the oldest country church of the denomination in the county. Mrs. Twitty was known far and wide for the gracious hospitality of her home, which she kept up throughout the years and handed down to the third generation as one of the most admirable Christian graces, so highly coveted of old. She was a woman of staunch Christian character and unfailing loyalty to her religious faith, which never wavered through the long years. She led an unusually active life and the countless deeds of service to her family, friends and community continued up to the time of her fall. Live, cheerful and ready for any occasion, her mission in life was one of glad service and few women have been blessed with such a record as hers. Mrs. Twitty was a lifelong member of the Baptist church and her loss is felt deeply in the church here. Dr. Twitty preceded his wife to the grave a number of years ago. Eight children were born to their union, four of whom are still living, namely: Mr. T. B. Twitty and Mrs. Laura Palmer of this city; Mrs. J. K. Bibb of Waycross; and Mrs. F. O. Fletcher of Asheville, N. C. Twenty-four grandchildren and twenty-one great grandchildren are also left to mourn.
Obituary of Rhoda F. Adams Swearingen Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 11 Jul 1930. Relatives and friends throughout the county were saddened by news of the death of Mrs. Rhoda F. Palmer, which occurred at her home on Oakland Avenue at an early hour Friday, 4 Jul 1930. Morning. News of her death was not unexpected. She had been going fast for the past several weeks and for three or four days last week friends had felt that the end was imminent. Worn with the weight of years and infirmities, she passed peacefully into her last sleep in the early morning hours. Funeral services and interment took place at Pleasant Hill church Friday afternoon at 4:00 PM in the presence of a large gathering of relatives and friends of the deceased. The service was conducted by the Rev W. T. Halstead, pastor of the First Baptist church of Camilla. Mrs. Palmer had reached the remarkable age of ninety years before her life came to an end. She celebrated her birthday in April and though extremely feeble, once more attended church service and sat in her accustomed pew at the Baptist church, which made her very happy. Mrs. Palmer loved the church devotedly, having been a lifetime member of the Baptist church. She attended church services regularly as long as she was able and was deeply interested in the work of the church. She had been for years one of the most loyal members of the Womans Missionary Society. She loved her friends dearly and during the long time that she was confined to her home and unable to get about, the visits of her friends were highly prized. Mrs. Palmer was Miss Rhoda Adams. She was born in Newberry, S. C., and lived there until a girl of about sixteen when after the death of her mother she moved with her father to Georgia, settling on the Flint River. She was married the first time to Mr. Swearingen near Hopeful, where she lived until the death of her husband. She was married the second time to Mr. Daniel Palmer, of this place, who preceded her to the grave many years ago. Mrs. Palmer is survived by one brother, Mr. S. S. Adams of Teague, Texas. Surviving nephews and nieces are Messrs. M. O. Davis and I. J. Davis of Flint; Mr. John Davis and Mrs. C. E. Maples of Florida; Mrs. Crovatt of Thomasville and Mrs. T. C. Cleveland of Greenville, S. C. She leaves a large connection of other relatives and many friends to whom her death had brought sadness.
Obituary of Alice Palmer Powell as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 20 May 1927. Sorrowful news to many relatives and friends throughout the county was the death of Mrs. Alice Palmer Powell, taking place at Archbold Hospital in Thomasville on Wednesday, 18 May 1927, morning at 6:00 AM after an illness of six month. Mrs. Powell had been in a dying condition for more than a week and the sad news of her passing caused no surprise. Her daughter, Mrs. Henry Reeder, of Welaka, Fla., was with her when the end came. The body was carried Wednesday to Pelham to the home of Mrs. Powell's niece and remained there until Thursday, 19 May 1927, afternoon, when it was brought to Camilla to the First Baptist Church, where the funeral was held at 3:00 PM in the presence of a large gathering of sorrowing friends and relatives. Services were conducted by Rev H. W. Joiner. After the church service the body was carried out to Oakview cemetery for interment. Mrs. Powell was a member of one of Mitchell county's oldest families, born at the old family place of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Palmer, near Mt. Zion, and spent her entire life in this county. She was married about twenty three years ago to Mr. Ben I. Powell, son of the late Mr. Jas. H. Powell, who preceded her to the grave about thirteen years ago. Brought up in simple Christian piety, Mrs. Powell inherited strength of character, patience and a most beautiful spirit of cheerfulness and content, which were her outstanding traits of life. Through sunshiny and stormy days of life she wended her way with the same cheerful and hopeful way, losing herself in service for others. There are many who knew her intimately enough to bear witness of her beautiful and patient life, lived completely. Though meek of spirit, she gave her devoted service. Mrs. Powell's health failed last fall and steadily growing worse she was carried to the hospital in Thomasville for treatment with the hope of improving her condition, but for several weeks it has been known that the end was near. Numerous friends of a lifetime sorrow with the bereaved family in a common grief. Surviving Mrs. Powell are her two daughters, Miss Montine Powell of Palatka, Fla. And Mrs. Henry Y. Reeder of Welaka, Fla. Mrs. M. Poore of Sale City and Mrs. Claud Frazier of newton are sisters of the deceased and Messrs. Sam P. Palmer of Meigs, Hubert and Tenneth Palmer of this place are brothers. A large number of nephews, nieces and other near relatives feel keenly the loss of this good woman. Friends of the community and entire county join in extending a deep sympathy to the stricken family.
Obituary of Mollie Cox Palmer as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 22 Feb 1924. Mrs. Mollie Palmer, who had long been in feeble health, passed away peacefully at the home of her son, Mr. W. D. Palmer, Saturday, 16 Feb 1924, night at 11:00 PM just a week after being stricken with a fatal attack of paralysis. The first of last week she had seemed a little better but grew worse Wednesday and for more than two days lay in a dying condition, the end expected at any moment, while loved ones and friends waited at her bedside in tender solitude. Funeral services were held at the home Sunday, 17 Feb 1924, afternoon at 3:30 PM, conducted by Rev H. W. Joiner, pastor of the deceased, and Rev Jas. D. Deans. Favorite hymns of the deceased were sung by the choir and a beautiful duet, "He Knows," was sung by Mrs. G. L. Wade and Jas D. Deans. The service was concluded at the grave in Oakview cemetery where the body was laid to rest in the family plot. There was a large number of beautiful floral offerings covered the casket. Mrs. Palmer was born and reared in this county and reached her 72nd milestone in life before her earthly pilgrimage came to a close. She was Miss Mollie Cox, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leek Cox, a family prominent in the early history of the county, all of whom have either died or moved away. She spent her childhood on the old R. T. Cochran place, where she was born. Fifty-four years ago on March 22, then a young girl of eighteen years, she was happily married to Jas. B. Palmer, who preceded her to the grave sixteen years ago. Mrs. Palmer was a daughter of the old South and was fourteen years old at the close of the Civil War. She was truly a womanly woman, gentle, kind, tender, loving and unselfish, though staunch in character and faithful in the performance of duty. She was a devote Christian and had been a member of the Methodist Church since childhood. Mrs. Palmer was beloved by numbers of friends throughout the county and the news of her death caused general sadness. The deceased is survived by her daughter, Mrs. O. O. Worley of Atlanta, with whom she made her home for a number of years, and her son, Mr. W. D. Palmer, with whom she spent her last days. Eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren also survive her. She leaves one brother, Mr. W. B. Cox of Climax. Friends in Camilla and all parts of the county mourn with the bereaved family in the loss of this good woman, who has gone to rest and reward in Heaven after a long and worthy sojourn here, and a sincere sympathy is extended them in their sorrow.
Obituary of (Given Name Unknown) High Broadaway Faircloth as written in "The Camilla Enterprise" dated 20 Nov 1925. Many friends and relatives in this section were grieved by the news of the death of Mrs. Joe Faircloth on Thursday, 12 Nov 1925, night of last week about midnight after a critical illness of several days at her home on Cochran Street. Funeral services were held Friday, 13 Nov 1925, at 3:00 PM at Mt. Zion church, where the deceased had been a member for many years. Rev H. N. Burnett, the pastor, conducting the services in the presence of a large number of friends of the deceased. Mrs. Faircloth had lived to a good old age, having passed her 77th birthday when death came to her. She was born and reared in Baker County. After moving to Mitchell, she was married to Mr. Broadaway, who preceded her to the grave a number of years ago together with four or five children. She was married the second time to Mr. Joe Faircloth, with whom she lived happily some twenty odd years before her death. The deceased had been brought up in a home of old fashioned piety and had been a Christian since her childhood, having united with the Baptist church when just a girl. She was a faithful Christian to the end, living her life quietly and her influences were in the home, the church and neighborhood. Mrs. Faircloth is survived by her husband, disconsolate in his loss, one son, Mr. Jim Broadaway, of Pelham and four or five grandchildren. Mrs. Faircloth was a sister of the late Mr. J. G. High and was the last one left of her brothers and sisters. The entire community extends a deep sympathy to the bereaved ones in their sorrow an loss.
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