Mary Johnson

Funeral services for Mary Johnson, 71, of Brunswick formally of Pelham will be held at 3:00PM Thursday at Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home with interment to follow in Meigs Sunset Cemetery. Mrs. Johnson passed away September 30, 2014 at Southeast Georgia Medical Center in Brunswick. Born March 30,1943 she was the daughter of the late Roger Carnell Hurst and Sadie Mae Stanberry. She was a former worker at Ithaca and later a homemaker. Survivors include her sons, Dwayne Johnson and Charles Johnson of Brunswick, sisters, Sara Janell Helmes, Glenda Marie Loyd, Judith Sigala, Donnis Martin and two brothers, Joseph Hurst and Michael Hurst, Nieces and nephews, Renae Humphries, Karen Hurst, Billy Joe Loyd, Chris Spell, Donna Spell, Charmen Loyd, Deneise Loyd, Shannan Hayes, Anthony Hayes, Lee Bush, Jason Bush, Rebecca Martin, Jefferey Sigala, and Selina Hayes, grandchildren, Savannah Johnson and Nicky Johnson, 18 great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by Lugenia Spell, Roger Hurst, Sadie Hurst and Carnell Hurst. The family will receive friends on Wednesday at the funeral home from 6-8PM. Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home, Pelham

Frances Castleberry

Funeral services for Frances Barwick Castleberry, 88, of Pelham will be held on Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 3:00PM at Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral home. Rev. Ricky Griner and Rev. Matt Peek will officiate and interment will be in Pinecrest Memory Gardens. Born September 5, 1927 in Mitchell County she was the daughter of the late Thomas E. Barwick and Mary Brock Barwick. She was married to William Thomas Castleberry who preceded her in death and worked at Coats and Clarks. Mrs. Castleberry passed away September 25, 2014 at Wilson Hospice House in Albany. She was preceded in death by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda Diane Cox and Richard B. Cox, a sister Ernestine Haag, a sister, Juanita Palmer and a brother Jesse Carroll Barwick. Survivors include a son, William Allen Castleberry of Pelham; 2 grandsons, Allen Tristan Castleberry of Pelham and Mark Cox of Cairo; and a granddaughter and Grandson-in-law, Diana Brett Roberts and Darin; and Great Grandchildren, Bryce Roberts, Bentley Roberts, Justin Williams and Raven Cox and one great great grandchild, Kai Williams; 2 nephews, Ken Palmer and Billy Haag and 2 neices Kelly Shugeat and Kim Barnes. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 6-8PM Saturday at Wilis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home, Pelham friends may sign the online guest register at Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home, Pelham

Marijane Glenn Yates

Marijane Glenn Yates of Pelham, GA passed away at her residence
 surrounded by her family on September 22, 2014 at the age of 73.

She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, and grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Lura and Lawrence Glenn Sr., brother Sonny Glenn and sister, Joyce Wingate.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Charles J. Yates, 3 children, Libby Yates Montgomery(Petal, MS), Martha Jane Yates Grossmann(Kenya), James Yates(Columbus,GA), 8 grandchildren, 1 sister, Cindy Mobley, 2 brothers, Joe Glenn and John Glenn. 

She was a member of First Baptist, Pelham.  

Visitation will be held Tuesday 9/23 at 9:00-10:30 am at Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home, with graveside services at 11:00 am at Pinecrest Memory Gardens. 

In lieu of flowers a donation may be made to I.M.B., PO Box  6767, Richmond, VA 23230. Please specify in memo “Bibles for East Africa”.

David Wayne Lewis

Funeral services for David Wayne Lewis, 60, of Pelham will be held Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 4:00PM at Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home. The Rev. David Pickering will officiate. Born December 29, 1953 in Talledega, Alabama he was the son of Francis Catherine Lewis of Hugo, OK who survives. He was a truck driver for Wiggins Trucking for twenty plus years. Survivors include his mother, Francis Catherine Lewis of Hugo, OK; 2 daughters and son -in-laws, Sharon Ann Haney and James of Paris Texas and Tish Shuford and Heath of Pelham; and a son, Jason Lewis of Thomasville; 2 brothers Elvis Lewis and Johnny Rowan of Hugo, OK; 2 sisters, Christy Hignight of Paris, TX and Kay Rowan Deturo of El Paso, TX. Other survivors include grandchildren, Kaitlyn Jarvis, Ashley Palmer, Courtney Palmer, Tailor Price, Jordan Lewis, Chas Lewis, Dylan Lewis and (CJ) Christian Shuford and 2 great grandchildren Colin Reid and Kayden Lee. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00-4:00PM on Saturday, September 20, 2014. In Lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home. Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home, Pelham

Charles Farrell Bagley


In loving memory: A celebration of the life of Charles Farrell Bagley, 83, will be held Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 4:00PM at Grace Baptist Church, 3775 Spot Rd, Cumming, Georgia. “Charlie” (Farrell) is survived by his loving wife, Betty. Betty and Charlie met on a blind date in 1952, fell in love, and within two months were married on Valentine’s Day, 1953. They continued to share this love for 61+ unforgettable years.  His legacy lives on through their loving family, including their 6 children. He was affectionately known as “Papaw” to his 17 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. He survives in the memories of his family and friends—memories full of laughter, fun, and love. For his kids and grandkids, these memories are full of life lessons, as there is no question that he shaped the people they have become. Charlie was the definition of character, and showed us all what it means to be a real man and a good person. But most importantly, he taught us what love was all about. Charlie was a United States Air Force veteran, electrical salesman, avid golfer, master poker player, Bulldog fan, farmer, grill master, and ice cream maker. He will be missed by all. In lieu of flowers, it was his wish that you send donations to his wife, addressed to Theresa Phillips, 3482 Keith Bridge Rd., Box 217, Cumming, GA 30041; checks written to Betty Bagley.


Local survivors include his granddaughter and grandson-in-law, Reanna and Robby Willis of Pelham

Edwin Lee Hurst

 Mr. Edwin Lee Hurst, 79, of Meigs passed away Sunday, September 14, 2014 at his residence. Born December 14, 1935 in Thomas County he was the son of the late Carl B. Hurst and Leah Shirah Hurst and was a farmer. Survivors include his brothers, Yacht Hurst, Layborn Hurst, Judson Hurst, Jack C. Hurst and sisters, Alene Barfield, Elouise Draughon, Nezzie Law and Jeanette McQuire and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Carnell Hurst, J.R. Hurst, Ronald Hurst, Zack Hurst and a sister Montine Warren. A Memorial service will be planned at a later date. To share your deepest sympathies and fondest memories, sign the online register book at Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home, Pelham, Georgia, 229-294-2661


Evelyn W. Beasley

Evelyn W. Beasley, 91 of Cotton, GA, passed away on September 6, 2014 at Mitchell County Hospital.  Funeral services will be held Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 11:00 am at Burns Memorial United Methodist Church.  Interment will be at Pelham City Cemetery at a later time.

Born December 30, 1922 in Mitchell County, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late James Eugene Williams and Mary Magdalene Logan.

She is survived by her sons Jeffrey Beasley and wife Sue; Blake Beasley and wife Cathy; grandchildren Jamie Beasley and wife Cheryl; Micah Beasley and wife Charity; Leslie Beasley McDowell and husband Justin; Calvin Beasley and wife Brittney; step grandchildren John Rowell and wife Cindy; Samantha Rowell and fiancé J. Mims; great grandchildren Brandon Soros, Matthew Scott, Samantha Scott, Cory Beasley, Madison Beasley, Ben Beasley, Bryce McDowell, Alyssa McDowell, Kaitleigh Beasley, Hunter Beasley, John Thomas Rowell, Maycie Rowell and 4 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband James Beasley, parents Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Williams, five sisters and four brothers.

The family will receive friends at the home of Jeffrey and Sue Beasley.

Henry Russell Cameron

Mr. Henry Russell Cameron, 80, of Pelham passed away Sunday, August 31, 2014 at Archbold Memorial Hospital. Mr. Cameron was born June 12,1934 in Albany  to the late Floyd Cameron and Lara Golden Cameron. He was married to Hilda Ann Holton Cameron who survives and a member of the Cotton Assembly. He was retired from Sunnyland. Survivors include his wife Hilda Ann Holton Cameron, a son and daughter-in-law, Henry and Jessica Cameron of Fort Knox, KY,  a daughter and son-in-law, Lara Lynn Cameron and Rubicel Martinez of Pelham and a daughter and son-in-law, Donna Whitmier and Chuck of Gainesville, GA and 5 grandchildren.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 3:00PM in the chapel and interment will follow in Meigs Sunset Cemetery. The Rev. Arnold Buckner will officiate. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 2,2014 from 6:00-8:00PM. Pallbearers will be Ralph Burgess, Sam Fenn, Ralph Burgess, Sr. , Donnie Cranford, Neal Hilliard, Donnie Palmer. Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home, Pelham