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Obituaries for June 20, 2024; Janie Vann, Midlred Wilson

Mildred Wilson

Mildred Wilson, 88, of Jasper, Georgia passed away Thursday, June 13, 2024 at Grandview Health Center. She was born on February 26th, 1936 to Turner Eugene and Lora Belle Adams Bozeman.

She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Randy and Christina Wilson of Jasper; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Carol Wilson of Jasper; son and daughter-in-law Dan and Elisha Wilson of Jasper; daughter Dawn Wilson Dobbins of Indiana; sister Carol Henson of Canton; brother Charlie Bozeman of Florida; nine grandchildren; many great grandchildren; many great-great grandchildren; and other relatives also survive.

Services were held Sunday, June 16th at 2 p.m. at the Roper Funeral Home and Chapel with Rev. John Page officiating. The interment followed in the Four Mile Baptist Church Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to the staff of Roper Funeral Home and Crematory.  

 Janie Vann

Janie Cagle Vann, 92, of Camilla died Friday, June 14, 2024, at her residence in Camilla.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

Born December 31, 1931 in Canton, GA, Mrs. Vann was the daughter of the late Paul E. Cagle and Georgia Little Cagle. She was married to the late Frank C. Vann and was also preceded in death by son, F. Cochran Vann, Jr. and daughter-in-law, Staci Sizemore Vann.  

Survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth Janie Vann of El Paso, TX, and Mary Vann Hamilton (George) of Baconton; one son, Scott Emory Vann of Baconton; three grandchildren, Mary Georgia Hamilton of Savannah, Frank Emory Vann of Baconton, Robby Jane Vann of Baconton; and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Vann worked as a registered dental hygienist for several years before enlisting in the United States Air Force. While in the Air Force, she was awarded the American Spirit of Honor Award. After her military service, she attended Mercer University/Macon Hospital, where she received her Registered Nurse degree. She was a gifted artist and received private instruction at Darton College as well as various art institutions.

Mrs. Vann was a long-time member of Camilla United Methodist Church, and she served as the Youth Department Coordinator for 7 years. Mrs. Vann was extremely active in the community over the years. She was instrumental in founding the Grey Ladies in the Mitchell County School System, served as PTA president and chaired the first bi-racial education committee for Mitchell County High School. She was a founding co-chair of the Mitchell Baker Service Center and served on its Advisory Board. She organized the Mitchell County Drug Awareness Association, Inc., and the Alcohol Life Safety School and participated in Drug education in schools. Mrs. Vann was a former chair for the American Heart Fund Drive and the American Cancer Society Fund Drive. She served on and chaired the Georgia Pines Community Service Board for several years. She chaired/organized the Camilla Invitational Art Show for a number of years. She also served on the Board of Tax Equalization for 6 years. Mrs. Vann received the Rotary International Service Beyond Self Award and was selected for the Outstanding Young Women of America Award.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camilla United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 192, Camilla, GA 31730, or another charity of your choice.

Parker-Bramlett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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