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Obituaries
5/22/2009
Jalen Ahmad Williams
    Jalen Ahmad Williams died Tuesday, May 5, 2009.
    He was born at 5:58 p.m. and met the eyes of Jesus at 9:25 p.m. the same day.
Graveside services were held at 5 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2009, at Oakview Cemetery.
Survivors include his mother, Shequilla Williams of Pelham; maternal grandparents, Joanne Edwards, Kelvin Edwards and Michael Williams of Camilla; paternal grandparent, Rena Hobbs of Meigs; maternal great grandparents, Freddie Mae Williams of Camilla, Joe Knight, Jr. of Pelham; paternal great grandparent, C. T. (the late Margaret) Williams of Camilla; maternalgreat-great grandparent, Sallie Mae Silas of Camilla; aunts, Takiah Williams, Tiraunta Edwards of Camilla; cousins, Keondra, Sherwin, LaTravion, Ariel; great aunts, Sallie Watts and Sharon Williams, Tamekia Williams of Camilla; great uncles, Johnny (Lillie) Knight of Charleston, SC, C. T. Williams, Jr., Kerosha Williams, Donnell Williams of Camilla; and other relatives.
    Robert Jester Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

Patricia Edwards
    Patricia Edwards, 50, of Meigs, died Sunday, May 17, 2009, at Archbold Memorial Hospital.
    Funeral arrangements to be announced by Robert Jester Mortuary in Camilla.

Willie C. Mango, Sr.
    Willie C. Mango, Sr., 76, of Pelham, died Sunday, May 3, 2009, at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville.
    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2009 at Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church. The Rev. Earnest Scott officiated. Burial was in the Oakview Cemetery.
    Born Jan. 16, 1933, Mr. Mango was the son of the late Ben Mango and Pearlie Mae Mango.
    He accepted Christ at an early age and joined Pleasant View Missionary Baptist Church in Pelham. He married Annie J. Knight in 1957.
    He was preceded in death by two children, Willie C. Mango, Jr. and Dorothy Ann Wright.
    Survivors include three daughters, Grace Davis of Tallahasse, FL., Rosa Mango and Teresa (Lewis) Holmes, both of Camilla; six sons, Tom (Mary) Mango, Steve (Debra) Mango, Ricky (Mildred) Mango, all of Pelham, Charlie Mango and Ben Mango, both of Camilla, Bernard Mango of Albany; son-in-law, Harold Wright of Albany; one sister, Loretha (Willie C) Reese of Pelham; one brother, A.J. (Ollie) Mango of Pelham; sisters-in-law, Aggie B. Thomas, Bessie Solomon, both of Camilla; brothers-in-law, Tom (Sharon) Knight, Sr., Willie James (Ruth) Knight, all of New Jersey; a devoted friend, Orplee Reed; 41 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and a several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
    Nathaniel Thomas and Son Home for Funerals in Pelham had charge of arrangements.

Hazel Norton Mitchell
    Hazel Norton Mitchell, 93, of Pelham, died Wednesday,  May 13, 2009 at Pelham Parkway Nursing Home.
    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home Chapel in Pelham. The Rev. Olen Cain officiated. Burial was in the Meigs Sunset Cemetery.
    Pallbearers were Keith Norton, Randy Norton, Leon Norton, Tommy Norton, Doug Norton and Kenny Mitchell.
    Born Jan. 24, 1916 in Grady County, she was the daughter of the late Drew Curtis and Mary Frances Coble Norton. She was a member of Harmony Baptist Church, W.M.U. of Harmony Baptist Church, The Homemaker Club of Cotton and she was a homemaker.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Dink Mitchell.
    Survivors include one brother, Wallace Norton of Albany; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    Contributions may be made to Harmony Baptist Church, c/o Jimmy Thomas, 170 Curry Street, NE, Pelham, GA 3177.
    Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

James Albert Potts
    James Albert Potts, 82, of Lynn Haven, FL., died Saturday, April 25, 2009 at Panama City  Hospital.
    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 28, at Kent-Forest Lawn Funeral Home.
    He was born in Lumpkin on Nov. 1, 1927 and moved to Mitchell County at the age of 9, where he attended school. He had lied in Lynn Haven, FL for the past 10 years.
Potts served in the United States Army from 1948-1952. He attended ABAC in Tifton and later graduated from the University of Georgia in 1957 with a forestry degree. He retired from the State of Florida after 40 years as a County Forester in Jackson County. He was a member of Lynn Haven United Methodist Church, where he taught Sunday School. He was also a member and past president of Kiwanis International and the VFW. He enjoyed gardening and spending time with his family and friends.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Tucker and Elizabeth Page Potts, and his brothers, Oliver, B.L. and Bobby Potts.
    Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Mary Cotton Potts of Lynn Haven, FL.; two daughters, Jane Waldorff and husband, Rev. David Waldorff of Panama City, FL. and Sharon Calvarese and husband, Jim, of San Juinto, CA; two brothers, Earl Potts and wife, Sherrill, of Albany and Thad Potts and wife, Liz, of Eastman; seven sisters, Tennyson Jones Bishop and Madeline Eaton of Thomasville, Frances Hatcher and Christine Newton of Camilla, Sue Potts and Janice Smith and husband, Eddie, of Cairo, Juanita Sculley and husband, Steve, of Lizella; 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
    Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home in Camilla had charge of arrangements.

Ruthie Jane Stinson
    Ruthie Jane Stinson, 92, of Lake Blackshear, died from complications of Lewy Body Dementia, Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at her residence.
    Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 15 at Pebble City Baptist Church. The Rev. Fred Bell officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Bobby Wedincamp, Paul  Mulholland, Bruce Bowles, Tony Belcastro, Randy Poitevint, Rocky Hilton and Larry Poitevint.
    Born May 10, 1917 in Colquitt County, Mrs. Stinson was the daughter of the late Andrew J. and Molly Pope Hart. She was also preceded in death by her stepmother, Minnie Mae Hart.
    She a member of Mother’s Church in Colquitt and was a homemaker. She lived in Blakely many years, where she was known for baking cakes, making dill pickles, and wonderful chicken and dumplings. She was married to the late Mode Stinson.
After the death of her husband in 1989, she moved to Camilla where she lived until 2003, when she moved to Lake Blackshear due to health reasons, to live with her sister and brother-in-law.
    She was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul E. Hart and Jack Hart; three sisters, Mae Williams, Teva Poitevint and Eleanor “Bug” Harris Carter and one step grandson, Fred Sawyer, Jr.
    Survivors include a stepson, Idus Stinson and wife, Lucia, of Lavonia; a stepdaughter, Betty Sawyer and husband, Fred, of Blakely; two sisters, Jayn Almand and husband, Wayne, of Lake Blackshear and Pauline Hart and friend, Don McDougle, of Yankeetown, FL.; four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association, P.O. Box 45129, Atlanta,GA 31145-9429 or Crisp Regional Hospice, Cordele, GA 31010.
    Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home in Camilla had charge of arrangements.

Joan Burnette Harrell
    Joan Burnette Harrell, 86, of Camilla, died Saturday, May 16, 2009 at the home of her daughter in Thomasville.
    Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Camilla. Father Eric Filmer will officiate. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memory Gardens.
    Pallbearers will be Steve Rogers, Kelley Roundy, Jeff Shockey, John Pierce, B.J. Waszgis and Bland Brooks.
    Born Dec. 9, 1922 in Rome, Joan was the daughter of the late Horace C. Burnette, Sr. and Rene’e Marguerite LeFur Burnette. She was a homemaker, devoted wife and mother, and published writer of poems and short stories. Upon her death, her book, A Bridge to France, was nearing completion and will be published by her family.
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe Lester Harrell;  four brothers, Marshall Burnette, Fate Burnette, Buford Burnette and Thomas Burnette.
Survivors include two sons, Wayne Mixon and wife,  Dale, of Rogers, AK and Mike Mixon and wife, Jan, of Tucker; five daughters,  Sherry Mixon Pierce of Camilla, Nancy Harrell of Albany, Leslie Roundy and husband, Kelley, of Henderson, NV, Dr. Mary Rogers and husband, Steve, of Thomasville, and Priscilla Shockey and husband, Jeff, of Fairborn, OH; two brothers, DeWitt Burnette of Norman Park and Clint Burnette of Coolidge; 10 grandchildren, John Mixon, Miriam  Mixon Wallace, Chris Mixon, Teresa Mixon Gomez, David Mixon, Lisa Pierce Smith, Matthew Pierce, Meredith Mixon Erickson, Michael Mixon and Shana Jones Stubbs; 11 great grandchildren and one great-great grandson.
    Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home in Camilla has charge of arrangements.



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