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 www.jamerson-braswell.com Willis-Jamerson-Braswell Funeral Home, Pelham, Georgia, 229-294-2661


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

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