Mr. L.W. Spell, 88

Mr. L.W. Spell, 88, of Hazlehurst, died Oct. 14 at his residence.
Mr. Spell was born Dec. 12, 1929, in Jeff Davis County to the late Gaines Erastus Spell and Mattie Hand Spell. He was a veteran of the United States Army, retired owner and operator of Spell Exterminating Service and an avid craftsman of wood. He was a member of Gideons International. He is preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ann Medlin Spell and son, David Spell, siblings, Eunice Johnson, Louise Ryles, Myrtle Herrington, Loyal Spell and Raleigh Spell.
Survivors include, daughter and son-in-law, Beverly and Walt Swain of Hazlehurst; son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Vivien Spell of Atlanta; sisters, Corene Grosse and Jewel White; brother, Donnie Spell; grandchildren, Sarah Beth Swain, Samuel (Krystle) Swain, Kaylan Spell, Grant Spell and Kelsie Spell; several nieces and nephews.
Services were held Oct. 16 at Bridgeford Church of God with the Rev. Paul Spell, the Rev. Mark Grimes, Jimmie Ryles and Jimmy McLeod officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery.
Active pallbearers were Jimmie Ryles, J.C. Ryles, Richard Ryles, Barry Grosse, Jimmy McLeod, Don A. Medlin and Jason Harrison.
Musical selections were rendered by Jeffery Spell.
Wainright-Parlor Funeral Home was in charge.

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