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Obituary of Avo Boles Cloud
"The Bainbridge Post Search Light" dated December 2, 1989.

Mrs. Avo Boles Cloud, 93, died at Memorial Manor on November 27, 1989. Graveside services were held November 29 at 2 p. m. in the family lot in Oak City Cemetery with Harold King officiating. Mrs. Cloud, preceded in death by her husband Edward Albert Cloud, was born in Dekalb County, Tennessee on January 13, 1896. She had lived in Decatur County since 1918 and was a former teacher with the Decatur County School System. Also, a homemaker, Mrs. Cloud was a former member of the Bainbridge Garden Club and the American Legion Post number 62 auxiliary. She was a Sunday school teacher at Church of Christ, where she was a member, for many years. Survivors are three daughters, Edith C. Kirskey of Dawson, Margaret C. Holliman of Sandy Springs and Joanne C. Newberry of Bainbridge; one son, Philip B. Cloud of Torrance, California; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Cox Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary of Mrs. J. G. King
"The Bainbridge Post Search Light" dated 18 February 1960 .

Last rites were conducted Friday for Mrs. J. G. King, 58 from the Church of God in Bainbridge. Interment was in the Oak City Cemetery with Reverend J. J. Floyd officiating. Mrs. King, a native of Seminole County died in Donalsonville after several weeks illness. She was a member of the Church of God. Surviving Mrs. King is her husband, Jessie G. King; five sons, H. B, King, Raymond King and Allen King of Bainbridge, Denmark King of Coledge and Grover King of Omaha, Nebraska; four daughters, Miss Edith King, Miss Onez King and Mrs. Scott Connell of Bainbridge and Mrs. Sadie Hargrave of Waycross; her step - mother, Mrs. L. B. Lynn of Panama City, Florida; three brothers, John Lynn of San Francisco, California, Archie Lynn of Tampa, Florida and Blaine Lynn of Panama City, Florida; five sisters, Mrs. R. M. Edwards and Mrs. T. A. Tyrus of San Francisco, California, Mrs. G. C. Clay of Bainbridge, and Mrs. A. F. Kosac of Chicago, Illinois and Mrs. Bill Stewart of Panama City, Florida, eleven grandchildren also survive. Serving as active pallbearers were Herman Hatton, Charles Albritton, Buford Allen, James Love, Jonie Combast and Henry Cloud. Ivey Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
The following poem was written by Mrs. King in memory of her mother and reiterated by her children in memory of her:
"We hear the low wind sweeping,
Through every bush and tree;
Where our dear mother is sleeping,
Away from home and we.
Tears from our eyes are flowing,
Deep sorrow shades our brow,
Cold in the grave she is sleeping
We have no mother now.
We see the pale moon shining,
On Mother's white tombstone;
The rose bush round it twining,
It is just like we alone,
It is just like us weeping,
Cold dew drops on our brow;
Cold in the grave she is sleeping,
We have no mother now.
Our life is now so lonely,
Our hearts troubled and sore;
Only her dear presence,
Could make us weep no more.
She is gone from us to Heaven,
Deep sorrow shades our brow,
The scared tie is broken,
For we have no mother now.
But when our labor here is ended.
And time shall be no more,
We then will live with Mother,
Where parting is no more.

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Obituary of Elbert Cato
"The Bainbridge Post Search Light" dated May 12, 1982.

Funeral services for Elbert Cato, 64, of 2503 Twin Lakes Drive in Bainbridge, who died Thursday, May 26, 1982, were held Saturday, May 8 at 11 a. m. at First Baptist Church in Bainbridge. Roy Hinchey officiated and burial followed in Oak City Cemetery. Mr. Cato was retired from Seaboard Coastline Railroad after 40 years as a train master. He had lived in Bainbridge for four years since his retirement, was a member of First Baptist Church Baraca Sunday School Class and a deacon of the church. Survivors include his wife, Theatis Smith Cato; three daughters: Mrs. Linda Thompson, Tifton, Mrs. Kay Melvin, Dalton, and Mrs. Sue Jordan, Fitzgerald; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Mills, Bainbridge, and Mrs. Buford Edmunds, Americus; and seven grandchildren. Pallbearers include Bobby Palmer, Ted Martin, Clint Baell, Nell Murphy, Cliff Hooten, and Marvin Hall.

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