Obituaries
February 3, 2005 Issue

Lucille M. Bartell
Mrs. Lucille M. Bartell, 97, formerly of Mason City and Rudd, Iowa died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, in Tawas City, Michigan.

Mrs. Bartell was born the July 14, 1907 in Algona, Cossuth County, Iowa, to Adeline Sifert and Joseph Scoville. She attended Mason City Schools. She worked at Stoddard Manufacturing during WWII and at Kresge Department Store where she retired as Millinery Manager. She also performed the accounting duties for her husband's business. On Aug. 19, 1929, she was united in marriage with Delos at her brother's home in Ames, Iowa. She was a long-time member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and later the Rudd United Methodist Church. Prior to that she was certified as a Sunday School teacher at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Mason City. She was a long time member of the DAR and Cultural Club in Rudd. She was preceded in death by her husband Delos A. Bartell, her parents, 5 sisters, and 4 brothers.

Funeral services will be held at Feb. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Rudd United Methodist Church, Rudd, IA. The visitation will be 11:00 to 1:00 prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Mason City, IA.

Survivors include her sons, Glenn A. Bartell and his wife Evelyn of Wrens; Rex D. Bartell and his wife Cecilia of Mason City, Ia., Dr. Larry S. Bartell of Berkeley Springs, W.V., one daughter, Alice L. Bailey and her husband John of Tawas City, Mich.; 16 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be given to the Rudd United Methodist Church.


Barbara Jean Gibbons Cutler
Mrs. Barbara Jean Gibbons Cutler, 60, formerly of Louisville died Thursday, Jan. 27, 2005, at Shore Meadows Nursing Facility, Tomsriver, N.J.

Mrs. Cutler, a native of Jefferson County, attended Jefferson County School System. She was a member of the House of Faith Holiness Church in Wrens.

The funeral was Feb. 2 at 2 p.m. at Greater St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church with Minister Dorothy Nelson and Isaac Culbreth officiating. Burial was in the Louisville Society Cemetery.

Survivors include her mother and stepfather, Mamie and James Murray, Wrens; her children, Bobby Brinson, Tomsriver, N.J., Mamie Conway, Piscataway, N.J., Eddie Sissford, Orlando, Fla., Tony Brinson, Conn., Pamela Gibbons, Wrens, and Elmer Brinson, Ft. Myers, Fla.; her siblings, Bernice Ponder, Lonnie Jean Hines, Charles Gibbons, Deborah Gibbons, Louisville, Ellis Freeman, S. Tongue River, N.J., Gwinnett Phillips, Clayton, Ca., Leon Davis, Milwaukee, Wi., Barry Hines and Cassandra Wynn, Wrens, Mary O. Gibbons, Waynesboro, Willie Albert Gibbons Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo., Earnestine Carr, Rochester, N.y, and Sherry Dean, Philadelphia, Pa.; 18 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and several nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives.

Davis Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.


John B. Mitchell
Mr. John B. Mitchell of Wadley died Friday, Jan. 21, 2005.

The funeral was Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. at Spears Grove Baptist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Survivors include his wife, Fannie Mitchell; two daughters, Annie P. Mitchell and Rosetta Mitchell, Atlanta; three sons, John Mitchell, Wadley, and Charles Mitchell and Toris Mitchell, Louisville; his mother, Rosa W. Mitchell, Wadley; four sisters, Annie M. Hunt and Ammie L.Little, Wadley, Lizzie Bostic, Ormond Beach, Fla., and Mattie Smith, Blythe; one brother, Walter Mitchell Jr., Wadley; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Hudson Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.


Nan S. Nelms
Mrs. Nan S. Nelms of Bartow died Friday, Jan. 28, 2005.

Mrs. Nelms, a native of Bartow, was the daughter of the late Lamar and Nannie Smith. She was an elementary school teacher and was a member of the Ammie S. Page Memorial Baptist Church in Riddleville.

The funeral was Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. at Ammie S. Page Memorial Baptist Church with the Rev. Gerald Wade Dawson officiating. Burial was in the Bartow Cemetery.

Survivors include four sons, Benjamin Scott Nelms, Atlanta, David Michael (Loretta) Nelms, Royal Palm Beach, Fla., Jonathon Wright (Juanita) Nelms, Louisville, and Lewis Caldwell (Leah) Nelms, Royal Palm Beach, Fla.; and 11 grandchildren, Austin, Joshua, Daniel, Stephen, Adam, Caleb, Jared and Jesse Nelms, Sara Charity and Hannah Nelms.

Pallbearers were grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers were Bobby Jones, Edd Garrett, Joe Garrett, Hubert Jackson, Lamar Jackson, William Josey, Gene Glover and Louie Walker.

Smith Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

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