Valdosta Daily Times

Obituaries

January 9, 2013

Nellie Boykin Bailey

VALDOSTA — Nellie peacefully passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, following a brief illness. She was born in Nashville, Ga., on Nov. 29, 1918.

Nellie was the fourth of nine children of the late William M. and Mary Brown Boykin. She was married to the late Thomas W. Bailey on Nov. 18, 1948. Tom passed away Aug. 2, 1980. She was predeceased by sisters, Jewell B. Mathis, Joyce B. Chapple, Stella B. Cox; and brothers, Junior Boykin and Jack D. Boykin Sr.

Nellie is survived by three sisters, Jane B. Griner of Jasper, Fla., Betty B. Bennett of Nashville, Ga., and Polly B. Hendrix of Evans, Ga.

Nellie lived a blessed life and was truly loved by a host of nieces and nephews. She was able to live an independent life and took care of her home. Nellie’s joys in life were knitting and crocheting for family members, mowing her lawn, cooking for her family, and playing cards with her friends. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Tifton.

Graveside service will be conducted in Westview Cemetery in Nashville, Ga., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at 4:30 p.m. with the Rev. Freddie Stone and the Rev. Wayne Roe officiating. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to a church or charity of choosing. The family will receive friends after the service at 110 Smith Ave, Nashville, GA, “The Boykin Home Place.” — Lovein Funeral Home, Nashville

1
Text Only
Obituaries
  • Roberta Clegg10001.jpg Roberta L. Clegg

    Roberta L. Clegg, passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014.

    April 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • L.V. Vann

    L.V. Vann, 89, of Lake Park, died on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at South Georgia Medical Center following a lengthy illness.

    April 22, 2014

  • J.C. (Sprig) Carter

    J.C. (Sprig) Carter was born in Echols County, Ga., on March 24, 1924 to the late James Stephen and Essie Corbett Carter.

    April 22, 2014

  • Marlin Drexel Roberson

    Marlin Drexel Roberson, 78, of Alapaha, died Monday April 21, 2014 in the Golden Living Center in Tifton.

    April 22, 2014

  • Walter Loyd Martin

    Mr. Walter Loyd Martin, 94, of Adel, Ga., passed away April 22, 2014 at his home.

    April 22, 2014

  • Robert Lee “Sonny” Hamilton

    Robert Lee “Sonny” Hamilton, Jr., 77, of Mount Vernon, Ga.,  passed away on Sunday, April 20, 2014 at the Langdale Hospice House in Valdosta, GA.

    April 22, 2014

  • Mattie Lou Furney

    Mrs. Mattie Lou Furney, 89 of Quitman, Ga., passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Presbyterian Home Quitman.

    April 22, 2014

  • Jeff T. Griffin

    Mr. Jeff T. Griffin, 59, of Cecil, Ga., passed away April 22, 2014 at his residence.

    April 22, 2014

  • Drexel Roberson

    Drexel Roberson, 78, of Alapaha, died Monday April 21, 2014 at the Golden Living Center in Tifton.

    April 21, 2014

  • Mattie Lou Furney

    Mrs. Mattie Lou Furney, 89 of Quitman, Ga., passed away Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Presbyterian Home Quitman.

    April 21, 2014

Top News
Poll

Given the amount of rain recently, what's your favorite “rain” song?

Singing in the Rain
Purple Rain
Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
November Rain
Rainy Night in Georgia
Other
     View Results