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Margie Nell Mobley

October 7, 1954July 22, 2014 

Funeral services for Margie Nell Mobley, 59, of Bonifay, FL, are at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home.  Rev. Robert Crapps will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Chapel.  Interment will be in Salem Cemetery, Climax, GA.  Ms. Mobley passed away at Bay Medical Center, Panama City, FL, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. 

Ms. Mobley was born in Cairo, GA, on October 7, 1954, to the late Alto Mobley and Myrtle Pafford Mobley.  She was an instrumentation journeyman in the construction industry.  She was a member of Union Springs Baptist Church, Whigham, GA.        

Survivors include: life partner, Patrick Trigg of Bonifay, FL; daughters, Christie Sumner of Cairo, GA, Carla Milam (Todd) of Ochlocknee, GA; son, Michael Sumner (Carolyn) of Valdosta, GA; grandchildren, Collin Milam of Ochlocknee, GA, Luke Sumner, Harrison Sumner, John Thompson Sumner, all of Valdosta, GA;  sisters, Martha Sumner (Merle) of Thomasville, GA, Cheryl Hopkins (Dave) of Cairo, GA; brother, Charles Mobley of Climax, GA; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bill Mobley, Jimmy Mobley; and sister, Iris Mobley. 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Friday, July 25, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.

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Emmett Carroll Harrison

August 19, 1931July 22, 2014 

Funeral services for Emmett C. Harrison, 82, of Tallahassee, FL and Whigham, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 25, 2014, at Calvary United Methodist Church, Calvary, GA.  Rev. Wayne McDonald will officiate.  Services will conclude in the church.  Interment will be in Harrison Cemetery #1, Whigham, GA.  Mr. Harrison passed away at his home in Tallahassee, FL, on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be Dan Jones, Jerome Dixon, Mitch Harrison, Tyler Harrison, Don Lovins and Jerry Collins.  

Mr. Harrison was born on August 19, 1931, in Calvary, GA, to the late Hadley Thomas Harrison and Mattie Mae Johnson Harrison.  He attended school at Fort Myers High School and graduated from Cairo High School.  After completing a term of service in the U.S. Army with the 10th Special Forces Group, he enrolled at Florida State University where he earned a degree in Business Administration.  He owned and operated the Credit Bureau of Tallahassee and the Credit Bureau of Grady County Georgia.  He was very active in the industry where he served as President of the Associated Credit Bureaus of Florida, Associated Credit Bureaus of the Southeast, and as Chairman of the Board of Associated Credit Bureaus, the international association.  After retiring in 1986, he returned to his family farm in Grady County, GA and operated the farm until his passing.  On October 14, 1983, he married Billie Pritchett Harrison, who survives.  He was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church in Calvary, GA.         

Survivors include: wife, Billie Pritchett Harrison of Tallahassee, FL; children, Emmett “Buddy” C. Harrison, Jr. of Tallahassee FL, Tom Harrison (Tammy) of Tallahassee FL, Tommy Norris of Atlanta GA, Greg Norris of Port Saint Joe, FL, Sherry King of Olive Branch, MS; grandchildren, Mitchell B. Harrison (Lesley) of Tallahassee FL; Tyler H. Harrison (Laurie) of Tallahassee FL, Ashley T. Harrison of Tallahassee, FL, Derek Norris (Deanna) of Gainesville, FL; Jeannie Cunningham of Olive Branch MS, John Clark of Biloxi, MS, Blake Plummer of Biloxi, MS, Dakota Page of Tallahassee, FL; great-grandchild, Audrey Dyle of Tallahassee, FL; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frank Pritchett (Betty) of Cairo GA, Jerry Pritchett (Verla) of Cairo, GA, Kay Hash (Joe) of Whigham, GA, Suellen Hester of Cairo, GA, Beth Skaja of Whigham, GA; and a host of extended family.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  

Memorials may be made in Mr. Harrison's memory to: Calvary United Methodist Church or Big Bend Hospice of Tallahassee.      

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Thursday, July 24, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Glynda Jane Harris

May 8, 1937July 20, 2014 

Funeral services for Glynda Jane Harris, 77, of Whigham, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 26, 2014, at Mizpah Primitive Baptist Church, Pelham, GA.  Elder James Smith and Rev. Franklin Russ will officiate.  Interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Harris passed away at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, GA, on Sunday, July 20, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be James Eubanks, John Eubanks, Colby Eubanks, Alex Brown, Bradley Holcomb and Jimmy Gilham.

Mrs. Harris was born on May 8, 1937, in Cairo, GA, to the late James Norwood Eubanks and Ruby Smith Eubanks.  She graduated from Mitchell County High School with the Class of 1955.  On March 15, 2002, she married Charles “Charlie” Terrell, who preceded her in death on July 19, 2003.  She was a retired certified public accountant with MHI.     

Survivors include:  son, Douglas E. Harris (Sharon) of Whigham, GA; grandchildren, Pamela Brown (Alex) of Tallahassee, FL, Gayle Harris of Los Angeles, CA, Deanna Harris of Birmingham, AL; and a brother, James Eubanks (Avalene) of Cave Spring, GA.  

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her husband; and brother, John Eubanks, Sr.   

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Friday, July 25, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Florence Wright West

November 7, 1917July 19, 2014 

Florence Wright West, 96, of Tallahassee, FL, passed away at Consulate Health Care in Tallahassee, FL, on Saturday, July 19, 2014.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  No services are planned at this time.  

Mrs. West was born on November 7, 1917, in Hilton, GA, to the late William T. Wright and Georgia Rebecca Wright.  She was married to Robert Leland West, who preceded her in death on June 8, 1995.   She retired as a pharmacy technician with Brown’s Pharmacy.  She was of the Baptist faith.  She was a dedicated FSU Seminole Fan.       

Survivors include: daughter, Linda Smith (Jerry) of Tallahassee, FL; grandchildren, Jerry Smith, Jr. (Teri) of Port Saint Lucie, FL, Richard Smith (Michelle) of Tallahassee, FL, David Smith of Tallahassee, FL;  great-grandchildren, Kelsey Smith, Jordyn Smith, both of Port St. Lucie, FL, Caylyn Smith, Cory Smith (Kira), Casey Smith, Austin Smith, all of Tallahassee, FL.    

She was preceded in death by: parents; husband; brothers, Harvey Sirmons, Jake Sirmons, John Wright, William Wright; and sisters, Sarah Wright, Sue Anglin.  

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Gary Wayne Stansbury

December 30, 1933July 18, 2014 

Funeral services for Gary Wayne Stansbury, 80, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, July 20, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Ernie Beckwith will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Chapel.  Interment will be in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, Whigham, GA.  Mr. Stansbury passed away at Golden Living Center, Thomasville, GA, on Friday, July 18, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be Timmy Adams, Andre Wynn, Hayden Wynn, Zachary Beckwith, Tommy Rogers and Keith Beckwith. 

Mr. Stansbury was born on December 30, 1933, in Baltimore, MD, to the late Andrew Kalopedis and Pearl Kalopedis.  He was a member of the Merchant Marines in his early years of employment.  He married Elizabeth “Betty” Stansbury, who preceded him in death on December 4, 2006.  He enjoyed helping with charities and being outdoors working in his yard.  He retired as a guard with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Prisons.  He was a Mason and of the Methodist faith.       

Survivors include: son, Chuck Stansbury (Sherry) of Ellenwood, GA; granddaughter, Victoria Tucker Beckwith (Michael) of Cairo, GA; great-grandchildren, Hayden Wynn Tyler Wynn, Zachary Beckwith, Maura Beckwith, all of Cairo, GA. 

He was preceded in death by: parents; wife; daughter, Cathi Tucker; granddaughter, Miranda Tucker; and brothers, Wesley Stansbury, Groves Stansbury.  

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home immediately following the service at the Chapel.

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Aldene Reffitt

June 30, 1928 - July 16, 2014 

Funeral services for Aldene Reffitt, 86, of Whigham, GA, are at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Magnolia Baptist Church, Whigham, GA.  Rev. Bob Knight will officiate.  Interment will be in Butler Cemetery, Whigham, GA.  Mrs. Reffitt passed away at her home in Grady County, GA, on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be her grandsons: Richard Brown, Shannon Reffitt, Terry Reffitt, Jason Tate, Kenneth Reffitt and Brian Harrell.  

Mrs. Reffitt was born on June 30, 1928, in Fort Myers, FL, to the late William Henry Haire and Minnie Lee Walden Haire.  She married Clay Reffitt, who preceded her in death on January 17, 1979.  She was a homemaker and a member of Magnolia Baptist Church, Whigham, GA.  

Survivors include:  son, Kenneth Reffitt (Ursula) of Whigham, GA; daughters, Peggy Thomas of Whigham, GA, Mary Tate (Jerry) of Cairo, GA, Betty Harrell (Nelson) of Climax, GA, Judy Sadler (Ronnie) of Pelham, GA; 9 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alice Anderson of Whigham, GA.    

Mrs. Reffitt was preceded in death by her parents, husband, great-grandson, brother and a sister.   

Memorials may be made in memory of Mrs. Reffitt to:  Wounded Warrior Project, P. O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS66675; or Magnolia Baptist Church, P. O. Box 377, Whigham, GA  39897.    

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Friday, July 18, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Judge Willard H. Chason

August 26, 1924July 16, 2014 

Services for Judge Willard Henry Chason, 89, of Cairo, GA, will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at First United Methodist Church, Cairo, GA.  Bert Kostedt and Rev. Whit Byram will officiate.  Services will conclude at the church.  Interment will be in Piedmont Cemetery, Calvary, GA.  Judge Chason passed away at Archbold Memorial Hospital, Thomasville, GA, on Wednesday, July 16, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be his grandsons and nephews.  Honorary pallbearers will be members of  Aldersgate-Fellowship Sunday School Class, United National Bank Directors and Matt McCaskill. 

Judge Chason was born on August 26, 1924, in the Calvary community of Grady County, GA, to the late Arthur and Maggie Harrison Chason.  He attended the Calvary School, graduating from Cairo High School in 1940.  He served his country in the United States Navy from 1943 – 1946.  He graduated from Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University, Cum Laude in 1950.  He was president of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity.  Judge Chason began his practice of law in Cairo, GA, in 1950.  He was appointed by Governor George Busbee as Judge of Superior Courts for the South Georgia Judicial Circuit in 1982, and served in that position through 1996.  He was appointed Senior Judge of Superior Courts of Georgia in 1997.  He was Solicitor for City Court of Grady County 1959 – 1966.  County Attorney for Grady County 1960 – 1977, and 1981 – 1982.  Past president of Georgia Association of County Attorneys.  He was past Judge Advocate for American Legion Post 122.  Past President of Cairo Rotary Club (perfect attendance for over 50 years), past Chairman of Brookwood School Board of Trustees and past President of Cairo-Grady County Chamber of Commerce.  He was a founding Director of United National Bank.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Cairo, GA, and taught Sunday School for over 50 years.  He married Carolyn Herring Chason on July 18, 1954. 

Survivors include: his wife, Carolyn H. Chason of Cairo, GA, children, Brian Chason of Calvary, Ga, Claire Chason (Al Harrell) of Cairo, GA, Kevin Chason (Mary) of Cairo, GA, Celeste Tyler (Chuck Tyler) of Cairo, GA, grandchildren, Austin Tyler, Sarah Chason, Phillip Chason, and Natalie Tyler all of Cairo, GA. 

Judge Chason was preceded in death by: parents; sisters, Adele C. Whitfield (and husband J.W.), Doris Chason, twin Wilsie C. Kostedt (and husband Don), Helen C. Bishop (and husband Gene), and Eris C. Carper. 

Memorials may be made in memory of Judge Chason to: First United Methodist Church, 318 South Broad St., Cairo, GA, 39828, and Roddenbery Memorial Library, 320 N. Broad St., Cairo, GA, 39828. 

The family will receive friends at First United Methodist Church fellowship hall on Friday, July 18, 2014, from 6 until 8:00 p.m.

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Captain Robert William Turnbull, Sr., USAF
April 24, 1917 – November 22, 1952
 
Funeral services for Captain Robert William Turnbull, Sr., USAF, age 35, of Thomasville, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 19, 2014, graveside in Barnetts Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Thomas County, GA, with full military honors.  Chaplain Matthew Dussia, USAF will officiate.  Active pallbearers will be the Tyndall Air Force Base Honor Guard.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Veterans of Foreign Wars. 

On Nov. 22, 1952, Captain Turnbull was onboard a C-124 Globemaster aircraft that crashed while en route to Elmendorf Air Force Base, Alaska, from McChord Air Force Base, Washington. There were 11 crewmen and 41 passengers on board.  Search parties were unable to locate and recover any of the service members because of adverse weather conditions at the time of the crash.  Then on June 9, 2012, an Alaska National Guard UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crew spotted aircraft wreckage while conducting a training mission in Alaska.  Sixty-one years have passed since the airplane crash; and Captain Turnbull, along with sixteen other service members, has been recovered and returned to his family. 

Captain Turnbull was born on April 24, 1917, in Canton, OH, to the late Harold and Helen Klein Turnbull.  He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Georgia Tech in 1940. He began serving his country in the Army in 1943. He was relieved of active duty in 1946 at the rank of Captain, Army Air Corps Reserve. He was then recalled to active duty in the United States Air Force in 1951.

He married the late Doris Latimer on May 11, 1940. Surviving letters and postcards reveal the love and devotion he had for his wife and children. The letters, postcards and photographs further reveal that he was a man of many hobbies including golfing, fishing and enjoying the craftsmanship of cars, especially ones built by the Nash Motors Company.

Survivors include: grandchildren, Sharon Sellers of Ochlocknee, GA, Nina Willis (Greg) of Cairo, GA, and William Jarrett Turnbull (Jennifer) of Boston, GA; great-grandchildren, Jonathan Lee Sellers, of Ochlocknee, GA, Joseph Baxley of Ochlocknee, GA, Chris Sellers of Cairo, GA, and Paul Sellers, III of Ochlocknee, GA, Taylor Ansley of Cairo, GA, Maelee Sellers of Cairo, GA, Jane Waver Willis of Cairo, GA, Gretchen Turnbull of Boston, GA, Malorie Turnbull of Boston, GA, and Avery Turnbull of Boston, GA; daughter-in-law, Patsy Turnbull of Cairo, GA; son-in-law, Wayne Bonner of Cairo, GA; brother, David Turnbull (Joan) of Blue Springs, MS; and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. 

Deceased family members are: his wife; parents; son, Robert Turnbull, Jr.; twin daughters, Jean Bonner and Joan Sellers; son-in-law, Paul Sellers; grandson, Paul Sellers, Jr.; sister, Jean Turnbull Carper.

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 Don R. Wolfinbarger

December 12, 1933 – July 2, 2014

Funeral services for Don R. Wolfinbarger, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 5, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Eric Mitchell will officiate.  Interment will be in Gainey Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Don passed away at Glenn-Mor Nursing Home in Thomasville, GA, on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

Don was born on December 12, 1933, in Pueblo, Colorado, to the late Russell O. Wolfinbarger and Carole Beeman Wolfinbarger.  On November 28, 1958, he married Yvonne Gainey, who survives.  He served his country in the United States Navy.  He was a computer engineer with multiple companies.  He was of the Methodist faith.  He was a Mason, a member of the Calvary Lions Club, Reno Community Center, and the Golden Leaf Golf Club, Calvary, GA.

Survivors include: his wife, Yvonne Gainey Wolfinbarger of Cairo, GA; daughter, Mitzi Near (Brian) of Cumming, GA; grandchildren, Brandon Near and Lauren Near, both of Cumming, GA; sisters, Janeth W. Cross of Maryland; brothers-in law and sisters-in-law, Sarah G. Dockery, Robert L. and Ellen Gainey of Cairo, GA, Madge G. Mangum of  Palatka, FL, Virginia and Ernest Kuerner of San Jose, CA, and Sarah S. Gainey of Tallahassee, FL; and a host of very special nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by: parents; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Cullen and Velma Lane Gainey; sister, and Eleanor W. Harris, brother-in-law, Lloyd Harris, Horace Gainey, Wendell Gainey, William Dockery, and Carlton Mangum; sister-in-law, Ila M. Gainey.

Memorials may be made in Mr. Wolfinbarger’s memory to: Gainey Cemetery Fund, c/o Robert L. Gainey, 519 Stephens Road, Cairo, GA, 39828, Hospice of Southwest GA, 114A Mimosa Drive, Thomasville, GA, 31792, or a charity of your choice.  The family request no flowers.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home immediately following the funeral service at the Chapel. 

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Mildred Bryant Humphries 

December 17, 1933 – July 2, 2014 

Funeral services for Mildred Bryant Humphries, 80, of Cairo, GA, are at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Cairo Church of God, Cairo, GA.  Pastor DeWayne Atkinson will officiate.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Humphries passed away at Archbold Memorial Hospital, Thomasville, GA, on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be her sons, and Dillon Hatcher. 

Mrs. Humphries was born on December 17, 1933, in Cairo, GA, to the late John Lawson Bryant and Effie Welch Bryant.  She was married to the late Ted Jackson, Bill Carr, and Wayne Humphries.  She worked in the school cafeteria for the Jackson County Board of Education and was a member of Cairo Church of God. 

Survivors include: sons, Freddie Jackson (Deborah) of Cairo, GA, Jimmy Jackson (Deb) of Bowling Green, KY, Ronald Jackson (Gail) of Patterson, LA; grandchildren, Angela Jackson of Maine, Nova Jackson of Cairo, GA, Tana Jackson of Cairo, GA, Kimberly Ranew of Grand Ridge, FL, Michelle Gonzales of Jacksonville, FL, Bradley Jackson of Cairo, GA, Delina Jackson of Waveland, MS, Emmy Jackson of Waveland, MS, Jimmy Jackson, Jr. of Kiln, MS, Cassara Reed of Marrero, LA, Tommy Fletcher, Jr. of Avondale, LA, Michael Fletcher of Marrero, LA, Brandon Fletcher of Westwego, LA, Amy Kersey, Christy Jackson, Sunny Lea Jackson and Johnny Jackson all of Pensacola, FL, Tasha Moneyham of Altha, FL; 29 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Nettie Sheffield (Gene) of Cairo, GA, and Verna Mae Barrett of Cairo, GA. 

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husbands; a daughter, Debbie Jackson; a son, Sonny Jackson; and grandchildren, Becky Jackson and Ted Moneyham. 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA, on Friday, July 4, 2014, from 5 until 7:00 p.m.

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William “Red” Green

December 7, 1935June 30, 2014 

Funeral services for William “Red” Green, 78, of Cairo, GA, are at 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Pastor Mike Nichols and Rick Griswold will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Church.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mr. Green passed away at his home in Grady County, GA, on Monday, June 30, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be his grandsons and his sons-in-law.   

Mr. Green was born on December 7, 1935, in Cairo, GA, to the late Pearl Green Johnson.   On November 27, 1959, he married Mary Frances Reynolds Green, who survives.  He was a retired painter with Southwestern State Hospital.  He was of the Baptist faith.     

Survivors include: wife, Mary Frances Reynolds Green of Cairo, GA; daughters, Patricia Bell of Martin, GA, Tolly Maxwell (David) of Calvary, GA, Dorcas Dollar (Troy Harrell) of Cairo, GA, Marsha Dollar (Edmond) of Whigham, GA, Jessica Reagan (Jason) of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Nikki Knight of Whigham, GA, Markus Bell, Jr. of Cairo, GA, Kyle Maxwell of Calvary, GA, Jared Dollar of Cairo, GA, Tiffany Dollar Radney of Cairo, GA, Danielle Dollar of Cairo, GA, Hannah Dollar of Cairo, GA, Carrie Dollar Collier of Calvary, GA, Caleb Dollar of Whigham, GA, Brandy Reagan of Cairo, GA, Kiersten Reagan of Cairo, GA, Tori Reagan of Cairo, GA; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by: his parents; an infant son; a great-grandchild; a sister, Murdine Chambers. 

Memorials may be made in Mr. Green's memory to: Archbold Foundation, Attention-Vann Middleton, Designate-Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Fund, 910 S. Broad Street, Thomasville, GA  31792.  

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Dena Mitchell Collins Sadler

April 21, 1974June 29, 2014 

Funeral services for Dena Mitchell Collins Sadler, 40, of Cairo, GA, are at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Pastor Mike Nichols will officiate.  Interment will be in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Sadler passed away at her home in Grady County, GA, on Sunday, June 29, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be Lavon Cox, Drew Brock, Charlie Enfinger, Drew Berry, Eddie Teems, Deldrick Smith, Chris West and Ricky Lee.    

Mrs. Sadler was born on April 21, 1974, in Cairo, GA, to Charles H. Mitchell and the late Shirley Allen Mitchell.   On Feb. 10, 2012, she married Timmy Sadler, who survives.  She was a member of New Jerusalem Church in Cairo, GA.    

Survivors include: husband, Timmy Sadler of Cairo, GA; daughter, Alexandria Collins of Cairo, GA; sons, Dakota Cheyenne Collins of Cairo, GA, Timothy Charles Sadler, Jr. of Cairo, GA; father, Charles H. Mitchell of Cairo, GA; sister, Rebecca Cox (Von) of Cairo, GA; brother, Michael Mitchell of Cairo, GA; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by: her mother, Shirley Allen Mitchell; step-mother, Hazel Clayton Mitchell; and a sister, Georgia Lynn Enfinger. 

The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service at the family’s home, 662 Moore Road, Cairo, GA.  

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James W. Powell

January 30, 1934 – June 26, 2014

Memorial services for James W. Powell, 80, of Cairo, GA, are at 6:00 p.m., Monday, June 30, 2014, at Long Branch Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Jeff Ezell will officiate.  Services will conclude in the Church.  Interment will be in Hazelhurst City Cemetery, Hazlehurst, GA.  Mr. Powell passed away at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Tallahassee, FL, on Thursday, June 26, 2014.

Mr. Powell was born on January 30, 1934, in Lumber City, GA, to the late Henry Foster Powell and Eliza Mathis Powell.   He was a retired law enforcement officer for the City of McRae, GA, where he served as Chief of Police and City Detective.  He was a wonderful Papa and a great vegetable gardener.  He loved to share his produce with members of his church and community.  Since his law enforcement retirement he has run his own business as the “Icee Man.”  He worked many day care, school and social functions in the community.  He was of the Baptist faith.      

Survivors include: step-children, Sherry Smith (Marty), Pete Ezell (Vickie) and Jeff Ezell (Lisa), all of Cairo, GA; step-grandchildren, Michael Smith (Shelley), Eric Smith (Jordan Porter), Logan Ezell, Conner Ezell, Ashley Ezell, Kaylee Ezell, all of Cairo, GA; step-great-grandchildren, Jessi Heady, Mikalyn Smith, both of Cairo, GA; one brother and two sisters. 

He was preceded in death by: his parents; his daughter, Tammy Powell; one brother and one sister.    

Memorials may be made in Mr. Powell's memory to: Long Branch Baptist Church, P.O. Box 502, Cairo, GA. 39828.     

The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service at Long Branch Baptist Church.   

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Hattie Marie Edenfield Tate Thomas

 October 22, 1960 – June 27, 2014 

Funeral services for Hattie Marie Edenfield Tate Thomas, 53, of Thomasville, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 30, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Marshall Singletary will officiate.  Services will conclude at the funeral home. Interment will be in Providence Baptist Church Cemetery, Whigham, GA.  Mrs. Thomas passed away at Glenn-Mor Nursing Home, Thomasville, GA, on Friday, June 27, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be James Edenfield, Chris Daniell, Paul Tate, Cosme Castillo III, Jason Baggett, and Bobby Tate. 

Mrs. Thomas was born on October 22, 1960, in Cairo, GA, to the late Eleck Marvin Edenfield and Ruby Nix Edenfield.  She was formerly employed with Ithaca as a seamstress and of the Baptist faith.     

Survivors include: daughter, Regina Whittaker (Tim) of Tallahassee, FL; son, Bobby Tate of Ocala, FL; grandchildren, Cody and Kaylynn Beasley, Thomas Whittaker, all of Tallahassee, FL, Oscar Tate, Joseph Tate, both of Cairo, GA, Harlie Marie of Thomasville, GA; brothers, Henry Edenfield (Emma) of Reno, GA, Lavon Edenfield of Whigham, GA, Leroy Edenfield of Albany, GA; and a sister, Ruby Dell Strickland of Thomasville, GA.   

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her first husband, James Clayton Tate; her second husband, Ronald Thomas; brothers, Bob Edenfield, Marvin Edenfield, Barley Edenfield; and a sister, Merle Baggett . 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home the hour prior to the service.

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Zimmie Geneva Collins

June 5, 1926 - June 23, 2014 

Memorial  services for Zimmie Geneva Collins, 88, of Columbus, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Friday, June 27, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Brother Ron Evans will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Chapel.  Interment will be in Magnolia Cemetery, Whigham, GA.  Mrs. Collins passed away at her residence in Columbus, GA, on Monday, June 23, 2014.

Mrs. Collins was born June 5, 1926, in Grady County, GA to late James Leonard and Verlie Mae Lewis. She was a member of the Glen Arden Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Columbus, GA.  She was a devoted wife, mother and member of her congregation.

Survivors include: her husband of 57 years, Floyd Collins of Columbus, GA; two daughters, Wanda Collins Harshbarger (Don) of Ball Ground, GA, Gloria Jean Lewis (Bob) of Stockbridge, GA; six grandchildren, Brian Saladino (Nikki) of Stockbridge, GA, Colin Harshbarger of Ball Ground, GA, Clayton Harshbarger of Ball Ground, GA, Amber Lewis of Stockbridge, GA, Kaleigh Collins of Douglasville, GA, Miranda Harshbarger of Ball Ground, GA; 2 sisters, Minnie Gainous of Cairo, GA and Delores Hatcher of Thomasville, GA.  She was preceded in death by her son, Charles Leonard Collins in 2003. 

The family will receive friends immediately following the memorial service at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home. 

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Victoria L. Hicks 

November 16, 1950 – June 23, 2014 

Funeral services for Victoria Lee Hicks, 63, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 26, 2014, at Full Gospel Chapel, Cairo, GA. Rev. Paul Womack will officiate.  Interment will be in Little Ochlocknee Church Cemetery, Ochlocknee, GA.  Mrs. Hicks passed away at Archbold Memorial Hospital, Thomasville, GA, on Monday, June 23, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be: Johnny Massey, Steven Bible, Robert Joiner, Durwood Sellars, John Corley, and Dustin Corley. 

Mrs. Hicks was born on November 16, 1950, in Tallahassee, FL, to Addie Lee Vause Glisson and the late Homer Lee Glisson.  On May 20, 1967, she married Claude D. “Pete” Hicks.  Mr. Hicks preceded her in death on May 31, 1996.  She was formerly employed with Ithaca Company and of the Pentecostal Holiness faith. 

Survivors include: daughters, Sherril Sellars (Jason) of Pelham, GA, Jeanna Hicks of Whigham, GA; grandchildren, Adam Lee (Lettie) of Camilla, GA, Dustin Lee of Pelham, GA, Wesley Hicks of Whigham, GA, Marcus Nichols of Whigham, GA; great-grandson, Aiden Lee of Camilla, GA; her mother, Addie L. Glisson of Cairo, GA; and a special sister, Jean Cassels of Whigham, GA. 

She was preceded in death by: her father and husband. 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, from 6 until 8:00 p.m.

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Levi Alan Angelier

September 11, 1991June 20, 2014 

Memorial services for Levi Alan Angelier, 22, of Pelham, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 27, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Mr. Angelier passed away at his home in Camilla, GA, on Friday, June 20, 2014. 

Mr. Angelier was born on September 11, 1991, in Gainesville, FL, to Charles Angelier and Rebecca Richardson Angelier.  He received his Associates Degree from Bainbridge College.  Levi was the Assistant Manager and Manager Trainee with Pizza Hut in Camilla, GA.     

Survivors include: his parents, Charles Angelier of Meigs, GA and Rebecca Angelier of Pelham, GA; brother, Tyler Angelier of Pelham, GA; step-sisters, Amber Hengstebeck of Tallahassee, FL, Madison White of Crawfordville, FL; step-father, Dennis White of Pelham, GA; paternal grandparents, Charles and Mary Angelier of DeLand, FL, maternal grandmother, Linda Richardson of Whigham, GA; great-grandparents, Joe and Marie Cain of Whigham, GA; fiancée, Abrey Haines of Whigham, GA; aunts and uncles, Tim Angelier of Sorrento, FL, Daniel Garrett of Calhoun, GA, Darien Angelier of Tallahassee, FL, Jason Richardson of Whigham, GA, April Howell of Umatilla, FL, Ranae Cornelius of Whigham, GA; cousins, Stefan Richardson, Amber Richardson, and Ariel Cornelius, all of Whigham, GA.    

Memorials may be made to www.gofundme.com in memory of Levi Angelier.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Thursday, June 26, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Elizabeth Ruth Burton “Ruthie” Hunt 

May 2, 1960June 19, 2014  

Funeral services for Elizabeth Ruth Burton “Ruthie” Hunt, 54, of Cairo, GA, are at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Family Worship Center, Cairo, GA.  Pastor Johnny Moore will officiate.  Services will conclude at the Church.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Ms. Hunt passed away at her home in Grady County, GA, on Thursday, June 19, 2014.  

Active pallbearers are Johnny Cumbaa, Jake Cumbaa, Gerrell Aldridge, Dave Stewart, David Maxwell and Terry Darsey.  

Ms. Hunt was born on May 2, 1960, in Charleston, SC, to the late Walter E. Burton and Mary L. Thomas Burton.  She was self-employed in cell phone sales and a rent to own business.  She was a member of Family Worship Center in Cairo, GA.      

Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, Daina and Billy Jordan of Cairo, GA; son and daughter-in-law, James “Bubba” and Nikki Knight, Jr. of Whigham, GA; grandchildren, Brooke Powe, Hunter Jordan, Jacob Jordan, all of Cairo, GA,  Kayla Knight, Aaron Knight, both of Whigham, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Bo Kitchens of South Carolina; and a host of nieces and nephews.     

She was preceded in death by: her parents; her sisters, Patty Evans, Sandy Honeycutt; and her brother-in-law, Jackie Evans.  

Memorials may be made in Ms. Hunt's memory to: Family Worship Center, P. O. Box 402, Cairo, GA  39828.      

The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service at Family Worship Center.  

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Jessie Clements Williamson

November 3, 1928June 18, 2014 

Graveside services for Jessie Clements Williamson, 85, of Cairo, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 20, 2014, in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mr. Williamson passed away at his home in Grady County, GA, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. 

Mr. Williamson was born on November 3, 1928, in Cairo, GA, to the late David W. Williamson and Verlie Mae Collins Williamson.  In March of 1962, he married Doris Mathis Williamson, who survives.  Until his retirement, he was a heavy equipment operator with Oil-Dri Corporation.     

Survivors include: wife, Doris Mathis Williamson of Cairo, GA; daughter, Ann Hardeway of Hazlehurst, GA; brothers, Ted Williamson of Cairo, GA, Buck Williamson  of Cairo, GA; sisters, Louise Strickland of Thomasville, GA, Velma Hatcher of Camilla, GA; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Nina Martin.     

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Thursday, June 19, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Patricia Ann “Patty” Harrell

November 1, 1957June 14, 2014 

Funeral services for Patricia Ann “Patty” Harrell, 56, of Cairo, GA, are at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Pine Level Baptist Church, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Jim Weaver will officiate.  Interment will be in the Maxwell Family Cemetery on Whigham Road in Grady County.  Mrs. Harrell passed away at her home in Grady County, GA, on Saturday, June 14, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be Jason Faircloth, Tommy Jackson, Quinnon Crawford, Tim Bracewell, Trey Harrell, Doug Bell, Sean Maxwell, Nathan Maxwell and David Harrell.  

Mrs. Harrell was born on November 1, 1957, in Stuart, FL, to the late James William Maxwell and Ruth Opal Smith Maxwell, who survives.  On February 6, 1982, she married Wayne L. Harrell, who survives.  She was a paraprofessional that worked for the Grady County Board of Education.  She was currently at Eastside Elementary School in Cairo.  She also worked at Tangles in Cairo as a nail tech.  She was of the Baptist faith.      

Survivors include: husband, Wayne L. Harrell of Cairo, GA; son, Jason Harrell (Brittany) of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Bryce Harrison and Kileigh Grant, both of Cairo, GA, and a third grandchild on the way; mother, Ruth Smith Maxwell of Cairo, GA; and a sister, Thelma Maxwell of Cairo, GA.  

She was preceded in death by: her father, James Maxwell; her sister, Maybell Maxwell; and a brother, James “Jimmy” Maxwell.    

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Harrell's memory to: Pine Level Baptist Church, Building Fund, 298 Pine Level Road, Cairo, GA  39827.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Monday, June 16, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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Cathy Lee Pyles Wynn

September 1, 1961June 12, 2014 

Cathy Lee Pyles Wynn, 52, of Thomasville, GA, passed away at Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville, GA, on Thursday, June 12, 2014.  The family will have a memorial service at a later date. 

Mrs. Wynn was born on September 1, 1961, in Cairo, GA, to the late Jack Thomas Pyles and Margaret Ann Hatfield Pyles.  On May 14, 2005, she married Jerry H. Wynn, who survives.  She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.  

Survivors include: husband, Jerry H. Wynn of Thomasville, GA; daughter, Catherine Sanchez of Thomasville, GA; sons, Bobby J. Smith of Albany, GA, Nicholas L. Smith of Albany, GA; grandchildren, Christopher Smith of Thomasville, GA, Natasjia Smith of Thomasville, GA, Cayman Ulrich of Thomasville, GA, Karina Sanchez of Thomasville, GA; brother, Dennis Pyles of Albany, GA; stepbrothers, Jimmy Carol of Cairo, GA, Jesse Jordan of Tifton, GA; nieces, Brookyn Alexander, Jackie Pyles, Joy Adams; nephews, Kingston Pyles, Aiden Pyles, and Damien Pyles.  She was preceded in death by her parents. 

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Laurie Carlisle Conradi

March 31, 1946 – June 11, 2014 

Funeral services for Laurie Carlisle Conradi, 68, of Thomasville, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, June 14, 2014, at the First United Methodist Church, Cairo, GA.  Private interment will be in Cairo Cemetery, Cairo, GA.   A gathering of family and friends will be held immediately following the church service at the home of Marianne Roddenbery McConnel, 1488 Pine Circle, NE, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Charlie Whatley will officiate.  Ms. Conradi passed away on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital, Tallahassee, FL. 

Ms. Conradi was born on March 31, 1946, in Cairo, GA, to the late Edwin A. Carlisle and Annie Laurie Rentz Carlisle. In 1990, she married K. Page Conradi, who preceded her in death.  Ms. Conradi was a retired teacher and was a member of the Cairo First United Methodist Church.      

Survivors include:  sons, Thomas A. “Tad” David (Jill) of Tallahassee, FL, Parrish Carlisle David (Kim) of Sandersville, GA, and Drew D. David Sr. (Ashley) of Dacula GA; grandchildren, Daniel David and Ramsey David of Dacula, GA, John Miller David and Fenner David of Tallahassee, FL;  sister, Emelynn C. Odom of Valdosta, GA; niece, Lynn O. Browning (Steve) of Hahira, GA; nephew, Christopher C. Odom (Kellie) of Ochlocknee, GA; grand-nieces and grand-nephews, Benjamin Browning , Lindsey Browning, Brooks Browning, all of Hahira, GA, Lake Odom, Carson Odom, Lawson Odom, all of Ochlocknee, GA; her first husband and father of Laurie’s sons, Thomas L. “T. D.” David of Cairo, GA; and her group of sister-like friends.  

She was preceded in death by: her husband; her parents; brother, Ansley Carlisle; granddaughter, Abigail Rentz David; and brother in law, Carl Odom. 

Memorial contributions may be made in Ms. Conradi’s memory to: the Cairo First United Methodist Church, 318 South Broad Street, Cairo, GA  39828; or the American Lung Association, 55 W. Wacker Drive, Suite 1150, Chicago, IL  60601. 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Friday, June 13, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 

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Irma C. Reynolds

December 20, 1916 – June 11, 2014 

Funeral services for Irma Cooper Reynolds, 97, of Cairo, GA, are at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, June 14, 2014, at Family Worship Center, Cairo, GA.  Pastor Johnny Moore will officiate.  Services will conclude at the church.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Reynolds passed away at Grady General Hospital, Cairo, GA, on Wednesday, June 11, 2014. 

Honorary pallbearers will be her grandsons and great grandsons. 

Mrs. Reynolds was born on December 20, 1916, in Grady County, to the late Mahlon P. Cooper and Mila Brooks Cooper.  She was employed with W. B. Roddenbery Company for 33 years until her retirement in 1982.  She was a member of Family Worship Center.  Mrs. Reynolds was a loving grandmother and enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Survivors include: daughters, Faye R. Miller (Jimmy) of Cairo, GA, Linda R. Rice (Clint) of Loganville, GA; sisters, Kathryn Conley of Arcadia, CA, Clara Nell Howell of Cairo, GA; grandchildren, Tim Whitfield (Sherry), Karen Sykes, Chris Rice (Ginger), Craig Rice, Leslie Swords, Jenni Broome (Dan), Keith Miller (Lori); great-grandchildren, Angela Kennedy (Sean), Alyson Sykes, Stephen Sykes, Christopher Rice, Cole Rice, Payten Rice, Megan Rice, Chelsea Swords, Tyler Swords, Daniel Broome (Destiny), Julia Broome, Elisabeth Broome, Peyton Miller, Brian Miller, Brighton Miller, Braden Moore, Sarah Moore, Anna Moore, Adam Maxam, and Walter Maxam. 

She was preceded in death by: her parents, a daughter, Monya W. Parrish; sisters, Alma Reynolds, Thelma Parks, Margie Clayton; brothers, B. E. Cooper, Merle Cooper, Felton Cooper, and Charles Cooper. 

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Reynolds' memory to: Family Worship Center, 1760 U. S. Highway 84, Cairo, GA, 39828. 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Friday, June 13, 2014, from 6 until 8:00 p.m.

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Linda McLain Hazellief

October 6, 1941June 8, 2014 

Memorial services for Linda McLain Hazellief, 72, of Cairo, GA, are at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 12, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Roger Kilgore will officiate.  Interment will be in Pine Park Baptist Church Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mrs. Hazellief passed away at Golden Living Center in Thomasville, GA, on Sunday, June 8, 2014. 

Mrs. Hazellief was born on October 6, 1941, in Orlando, FL, to the late Joe Mitchell McLain and Frances N. J. Holley McLain.  She retired as a manager with Starvin Marvin-Texaco Stores.  Linda was a member of Abundant Life Church of Cairo.      

Survivors include: daughters, Diana Bynum of Whigham, GA, Jannis Paulk of Ocilla, GA; son, Alan Vickers (Kelley) of Ocala, FL; grandchildren, Melissa Bush (Kolby), Ashley Schoener (David), Allison Duckett (David), R. J. Dallas and Chris Dallas, Justin Peters, Jeremy Barber (Christy), Scott Vickers, Sarah Vickers, Joey Vickers, Lindsay Vickers and Eric Vickers, Terry Woods and Michael Woods, Hana Ferguson, Courtney Tanner, Andrea Myers, Rebecca Fenton and Edward Fenton; great-grandchildren, Leeya Marie Bynum, Chevy Bush, Paityn Woods, Nikali Woods, Olivia Barber, Carolina Barber, Anthony Tanner, Kyleigh Johnson and Ahlanna Meyers. 

She was preceded in death by: her parents; a daughter, Toni Mulkey; and a grandson, Stephen Bynum.    

Memorials may be made in Mrs. Hazellief's memory to the American Cancer Society.

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home immediately following the memorial service at the funeral home.

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Johnny Bishop

February 20, 1930 – June 5, 2014 

Funeral services for Johnny Bishop, 84, of Cairo, GA, are at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, June 8, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Pastor Jimmy Hiers will officiate.  Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Cairo, GA.  Mr. Bishop passed away on Thursday, June 5, 2014, at Grady General Hospital, Cairo, GA. 

Active pallbearers will be Terry Dawkins, Floyd Spradlin, Eddie Spradlin, Terry DeLisle, Eddie Bishop and Gerald Allen. 

Mr. Bishop was born on February 20, 1930, in Whigham, GA, to the late William Gus Bishop and Margaret Klien Bishop.  On February 11, 2004, he married Mary Wood Bishop, who survives.  He was a plumber and of the Methodist faith.  Johnny loved to sing with his family and friends.  

Survivors include: wife, Mary Wood Bishop of Cairo, GA; daughter, Frances Spradlin (Floyd) of Havana, FL; grandchildren, Sissy Pittman (Thomas) of Monticello, FL, Eddie Spradlin (Sheri) of Moultrie, GA; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Ezell (Emmett) of Cairo, GA, Opal Hanley (Leon) of Cairo, GA, Peggy Jones of Miami, FL; and a host of nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by: parents; six brothers; and one sister. 

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Saturday, June 7, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.

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Clara Weems Maxwell

March 18, 1932June 1, 2014 

Funeral services for Clara Mae Weems Maxwell, 82, of Whigham, GA, are at 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 6, 2014, at the Chapel of Clark Funeral Home, Cairo, GA.  Rev. Roger Brinkley will officiate and interment will be in Tired Creek Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery, Whigham, GA.  Mrs. Maxwell passed away at her home in Grady County, GA, on Sunday, June 1, 2014. 

Active pallbearers will be Erik Elderdice, Lauren Butler, Weldon Whigham, Alvin Thomas, Jonathan Weems and La Don Butler.  An honorary pallbearer will be Jerry Maxwell. 

Mrs. Maxwell was born on March 18, 1932, in Phil Campbell, AL, to the late James Barton Weems and Nancy Canzader Weems.  On December 5, 1964, she married William Robert Maxwell, who survives.  She was a homemaker and of the Missionary Baptist faith.     

Survivors include: her husband, William Robert Maxwell of Whigham, GA; daughter, Lou Ann Elderdice (Gordon) of St. Augustine, FL; grandchildren, Janie Elderdice of Orlando, FL, Erik Elderdice of Tampa, FL, Carson Elderdice of St. Augustine, FL; and a brother, Riley Weems (Mary) of Lake Placid, FL.  

She was preceded in death by: her parents; sister, Lucille Lyday; and brothers, Clyde Weems and Charles Weems.    

The family will receive friends at Clark Funeral Home on Thursday, June 5, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

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