Sara Vonceil Palmer

Published 11:28 am Monday, July 20, 2015

Sara Vonceil Palmer

July 17, 2015

Sara Vonceil Palmer, 87, of Bainbridge, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015 at her residence.

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The funeral service was held at 11 a.m. on Monday, July 20, 2015 at Black Jack Baptist Church with Rev. Chad Palmer and Rev. Jimmy Dean officiating, and concluded at the church. Interment followed at Black Jack Baptist Church Cemetery with John Waller, Jessie Kelley, Jimmy Palmer, Bryan Cottles, Dewayne Harrell, and Travis Harrell serving as active pallbearers.

The family received friends at the church immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Memorial donations may be made to Morningside Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 7009, Bainbridge, Georgia 39818.

Mrs. Palmer was born September 25, 1927 in Grady County, Ga., the daughter of Willie H. Bishop and Armellia Knight Bishop. She was a homemaker and a member of Morningside Baptist Church.

Survivors include her children, James V. Palmer, Jr. and his wife, Gail, of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Danny Palmer and his wife, Diane, of Mustang, Oklahoma, Judy Harrell of Bainbridge, Peggy Davenport of Colquitt, Ga. Sandra Cottles of Bainbridge, Mary Wilkin and her husband, Ronald, of Bainbridge, and Betsy Marlowe and her husband, Andy, of Cedartown, Ga.; her brother, J.E. Bishop of Bainbridge; her sister, Frances Hatcher of Baconton, Ga.; 24 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, James Virgil Palmer and her sisters, Nell Hatcher and Inez Thomas.