Ellis Brown

Graveside services for Ellis Brown, 91, of Meigs will be held Friday, August 29, 2014 at 12:00PM at Meigs Sunset Cemetery. The Rev. Nathan Fowler will officiate. Mr. Ellis was born May 12,1923 in Colquitt County. He was married to Betty Wood Brown who preceded him in death. Survivors include his son, Ronald Brown of Coolidge; a grandson, Michael Brown of Thomasville and a sister, Geneva Hampton of Thomasville. Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home, Pelham

Lillian McClure

Funeral services for Lillian Irene Glenn McClure, 97, of Fortson will
be held Friday, August 22, 2014 at 3:00PM at Willis-Jamerson-Braswell
Funeral Home. The Rev. Dan MacMinn will officiate, and interment will follow
immediately afterwards in Pelham City Cemetery. The family will receive
friends at the funeral home on Friday from 1:30PM to 3:00PM.

Mrs. McClure passed away August 19, 2014 at her home in Fortson. Born
November 22, 1916, in Cotton, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late
James Eldridge Glenn and Mary Ella Barton, the 12th of 15 children. Mrs.

McClure was married to the late Alvin Turner McClure. She is survived by her
two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Kenneth Clarke, of Clarkesville, and
Linda and Paul Phillips, of Villa Rica; by her son and daughter-in-law, Mark
and Sheree McClure of Fortson; and 13 grandchildren:

Chris Clarke, Richard Clarke, Shawn Clarke, Wade Proudfoot, Devin Clarke,
Laura Moore, Amanda McClure, Bonnie McClure, Bethany McClure, Mark McClure
Jr., Melody McClure, Emily McClure, and Allison McClure. Other survivors
include great-grandchildren Susan Proudfoot, Lauren Proudfoot, John Robert
Moore, Mac Moore, Caroline Moore, Vincent Pirrung, and Vivian Pirrung.

Other survivors include a very large and loving extended family of nieces
and nephews too numerous to list. She was preceded in death by her parents,
her husband, her siblings, and her first precious grandchild, Susan Irene

She was a long term member of First Baptist Church, Pompano Beach, Florida,
where she was a Sunday School teacher, and a member of the Order of the
Eastern Star.

Mrs. McClure was a lifelong fan of the Atlanta Braves, and was happy that
they won the night she passed. She was an inspiration and model of courage
to her family, loved deeply by all. Her sense of humor brightened the lives
of all who knew her.

The family wishes to especially thank Dr. Ronald Hudson of Columbus Clinic.
His compassionate, sensitive care and special relationship with Mrs. McClure
directly extended both the span of her life and the quality of it. They
would also like to thank Columbus Hospice for their outstanding care, and
for providing the means for our dear mother to die at home in her favorite
chair, according to her wishes.

Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home

Robert E. Croker

Funeral services for Robert E. Croker, 64, of Meigs  will be held Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 3:00 pm at Meigs Baptist Church. The Rev Franklin Russ will officiate and interment will be in Meigs Sunset Cemetery. Mr. Croker passed away Monday, August 11, 2014 at his residence. Born July 6,1950 in Adel, Georgia he was the son of the late Rueal Croker and Lois Bozeman. He was a cabinet maker for Ray Hall Custom Cabinets. Survivors include his wife, Julie Croker, son Bobby Joe Croker, son Tyler Croker (Maci), daughter Bailey Croker, son Jared Croker, son Nicholas Ragan, stepdaughter, Chasity Imhoff (Brandon), stepdaughter Bethany Ansley(Tim), Christine Carroll and Kathy, Brother Rueal Croker (Rhonda), brother Terry Goff (Charity), sisters Linda Hall, Mary Holton, and Vicki, 15 grandkids and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, a brother Archie Croker, and sister Cathy Crane. The family will receive friends on Sunday at Meigs Baptist Church  from 2:00-3:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, monetary donations maybe made to Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home for the family.      Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home, Pelham

Ricky Lavon Bentley

Ricky Lavon Bentley, 56, of Pelham, Georgia passed away, Friday, August 8, 2014 at his residence. Funeral services will be at Willis Jamerson Braswell Funeral Home at 11:00 am on Monday, August 11, 2014. Interment will be at Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev Olen Cain will officiate. Pallbearers will be Justin Cannon, Ronald Palmer, Donald Palmer, Arturo Fuentes, James Sullivan and Justin Parker. Honorary Pallbearers will be Scott Vann, Miley Adams, Warren Parker and John “Bubba” Johnson. Visitation is Sunday, August 10, 2014 from 6pm until 8pm at Willis Jamerson Braswell Funeral Home. Mr.Bentley was born on April 6, 1958 in Pelham, Georgia to the late Mr. Frank Talmadge Bentley and Mrs. Dorothy Elkins Bentley. He was the owner of T&H Irrigation and a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Mr. Bentley was married to Tracey Loyd Bentley. Survivors include his wife: Tracey Loyd Bentley, daughter: Becky A. Bentley, mother: Dorothy E. Bentley, brother: Roger Bentley, mother-in-law: Jean Loyd and special friend: Paula Parsons. He was preceded in death by, his father: Talmadge Bentley and father-in-law: Albert “Hank” Loyd



John M. Hawley

Funeral services for John Martin Hawley, 94, of Pelham will be held Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 2:00PM at Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home.  The Rev. Andy Frazier will officiate and interment will be in Union Hill Cemetery. Born May 2,1920 in Alba Michigan he was the son of late John P. Hawley and Mary Donahue Hawley. He was an Auto Mechanic and certified Gemologist. He was married to Tsharner McClain Hawley who survives. Other survivors include a daughter, Isabel Bass, daughter, Mary Jane (Larry) Ciesielski, a son Richard (Lola) Hawley, son, Gary (Mary) Hawley, son, Mark (Sue) Hawley, daughter, Jackie (Larry) Thompson, son, Jerry Hasty, son, Robert Negrey, son Mike Negrey, daughter, Mary (Robin) Willis, sister, Lucille Dent. He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Jack Bass and brother-in-law, Emmore Dent. The family will receive friend on Friday from 6-8PM at the funeral home. Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home

Betty Folsom

Funeral services for Betty Derene Brinson Folsom, 81, will be held at 11:00AM Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home with burial in Macedonia Church Cemetery. Born October 31, 1932 in Pelham she was the daughter of the late Benjiman Franklin Brinson and Elnora Gandy. She was married to the late Dallas Folsom. Mrs. Folsom passed away Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at Pruitt Nursing Home in Albany. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Janice and David Hatcher; daughter, Linda Susan Folsom and two grandchildren, Clifford J. Hatcher and Angela Jackson and a sister, Mary Lorine Rhodes. She was preceded in death by Dallas Folsom,  Randall Lee Folsom, Etta Viola Brinson Barfield, Issar Martin Brinson, Ruben White Brinson, Milla Mae Brinson Humphries, Johnie Benjiman Brinson, Will Brinson Spence, Dewey Dennis Brinson, and  Ona Lee Brinson.  The family will receive friends from 6-8PM Friday at the funeral home. Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home

Daniel Morey

Funeral services for Daniel Cecil Morey, 69, of Pelham will be held Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 2:00PM at Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home with interment at Akridge Cemetery . Mr. Morey was born March 5,1945 in Camilla to the late Cecil Morey and Laverne Martin Morey.  He was retired Assistant Police Chief from the Pelham Police Department. Mr. Morey was a member of the Masonic Lodge and Trinity Baptist Church. Mr. Morey is survived by his nephews, Terry Morey of Hartsfield and Chris Morey of Ohio. He was preceded in death by his mom and dad Cecil Morey and Laverne Martin Morey and a brother Dewitt Morey. Pallbearers will be Roscoe Jones, Eugene Davis, Nealie McCormick, E.B. Beasley, Gene Benton, and Russell Benton. Honorary Pallbearers will be Harry Sowell, Anthony (Mose) Morrell, Lavon Brock, Tyler Sowell and Verlon Fenn and his Hardees Breakfast Group. The family will receive friends Wednesday at the funeral home from 7-9PM. Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home, Pelham

Gloria June Layton

Funeral services for Gloria June Layton, 65, of Meigs will be held Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 1:00PM at Union Grove Baptist Church with interment to follow in Meigs Sunset Cemetery.  Rev. Doug Hall will officiate. Born June 8, 1949  in Thomasville, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late William Boutwell and Lottie Norman Boutwell. She was a homemaker and Married to James (Jimmy) O’Neal Layton, Sr. She was a member of the Meigs Garden Club and served on the Meigs City Council. She is survived by her husband, James (Jimmy) O’Neal Layton, Sr; son, James O’Neal Layton, Jr, and wife, Tracy; son, Johnny; and a daughter Jennifer Layton Williams and Husband Rod; and two grandchildren, Chris Layton and Storm Taylor Williams. She was preceded in death by her parents, William Boutwell and Lottie Norman. Pallbearers will be Reggie Feagin, Durrell Cox, Keith Norman, Will Norman, Todd Bowden and Jack Smith, Jr,. and honorary will be Daniel Stanaland and Evan Garlick. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6:00PM-8:00PM Tuesday, July 22, 2014 To share your deepest sympathies and fondest memories, sign the online register book at www.jamerson-braswell.com Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home, Pelham, Georgia, 229-294-2661