Martha Ella <I>Pafford</I> Corbitt

Martha Ella Pafford Corbitt

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Death 29 Apr 1994 (aged 98)
Burial Pearson, Atkinson County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 65267460 · View Source
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Mrs. Ella Pafford Corbitt, 98, of Route 2 Pearson died on Friday April 29, 1994 at South Georgia Medical Center in Valdosta following a long illness. Born July 24, 1895 in a portion of Coffee County that is now Atkinson County, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Madison Pafford and Elizabeth Moore Pafford. She graduated from the Pearson Public Schools in 1909. Mrs. Corbitt was an honorary member and Chapter Mother of the Eastern Star, and an inactive member of the John Floyd Chapter of the DAR. She was an accomplished musician having served as pianist in rural churches in the area for many years. Mrs. Corbitt joined Ozias Freewill Baptist Church in 1910. She was an associate member of Springhead United Methodist Church. She was the widow of the late Martin C Corbitt, Sr and a granddaughter of Senator Rowan Pafford. She was preceded in death by 2 daughters: Mary Lydia Edgar, and Iva L Bennett.
She is survived by 4 daughters: Theresa Corbitt and Kathleen Guthrie of Pearson, Jessie Corbett of Savannah, and Martha Chancey of Lakeland, 4 sons: Johnny M Corbitt of Rome, M.C. Corbitt, Jr of Pearson, Newsome M Corbitt of Macon, and Emory R. Corbitt of Howell, 33 grandchildren, 64 great grandchildren, 51 great great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services were held on Monday 3 p.m. on May 2, 1994 at Springhead United Methodist Church with the Rev. John Clark Pafford and Mrs. Corbitt's son, the Rev. Emory Corbitt officiating. Interment followed in Sweetwater Cemetery. Relihan Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.



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  • Created by: Michael H Pafford
  • Added: 6 Feb 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65267460
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Martha Ella Pafford Corbitt (24 Jul 1895–29 Apr 1994), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65267460, citing Sweetwater United Methodist Church Cemetery, Pearson, Atkinson County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Michael H Pafford (contributor 46805670) .