Mamie Mixon and Joe Spells buried at Beaver Dam Cemetery, Ray City, GA

Mary Lee “Mamie” Mixon, subject of the previous post (Mamie Mixon and Joe Spells), was born on January 1, 1890, a daughter of Mary I. Clance and William Henry Mixon. The census of 1910 shows Mamie living with her parents in the Rays Mill district of Berrien County, GA where her father was farming on his own account.  After her marriage to Joe Spells, she and her husband made their home  in the 1157 Georgia Militia District on the farm of her step-father, Henry T. Cersey.  Mamie died in childbirth in 1926 and was buried in Beaver Dam Cemetery, Ray City, GA.

Mary Lee "Mamie" Mixon Spells, Wife of J.J. Spells, January 1, 1890 -  July 29, 1926, Beaver Dam Cemetery, Ray City, GA.

Grave marker of Mary Lee “Mamie” Mixon Spells, Wife of J.J. Spells, January 1, 1890 – July 29, 1926, Beaver Dam Cemetery, Ray City, GA.

The obituary for Mamie Spells published in the Valdosta Times gave the date of her death as July 31, 1926, but the grave marker gives the death date as July 29, 1926.

Joseph John “Joe” Spells was a son of Mary Matilda Browning and George Spells.  Joe’s father was one of the pioneer settlers of Lowndes County, GA.

Joseph John "Joe" Spells (April 15, 1895 - March 13, 1961), Beaver Dam Cemetery, Ray City, GA.

Grave marker of Joseph John “Joe” Spells (April 15, 1895 – March 13, 1961), Beaver Dam Cemetery, Ray City, GA.

Joe Spell (or Spells) is buried at Beaver Dam Cemetery, Ray City, Berrien County,  GA. He rests with the grave of his first wife, Mamie Mixon Spells, on his left and the grave of his second wife,  Matilda “Della” Richardson Spell, on his right.

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2 Comments

  1. July 5, 2011 at 12:50 am

    […] Mary Lee “Mamie” Mixon: born  1 Jan 1890 in Wilkinson County, GA; married Joseph John “Joe” Spells on 15 Jul 1917 in Berrien County, Georgia; died  29 Jul  1926 in Ray City, Berrien, Georgia; buried at Beaver Dam Cemetery, Ray City, Georgia. […]

  2. July 9, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    […] Mamie Mixon and Joe Spells buried at Beaver Dam Cemetery, Ray City, GA (raycityhistory.wordpress.com) […]


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