Mary Jim (Williams) Boswell

Died: Wed., Apr. 9, 2014

Family Graveside Service

3:00 PM Fri., Apr. 18, 2014
Location: Penfield Cemetery

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Boswell, Mary Jim Williams

    Mary Jim Williams Boswell, age 99 of Watkinsville, GA, died April 9, 2014.  A native and longtime resident of Greensboro, GA, Mrs. Boswell was the daughter of the late James Cranston Williams and Mary Gullatt Williams and the widow of William Reid Boswell, Sr.  She was a  member of The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, graduate of Georgia State College for Women, proof reader for The Herald-Journal, talented at drawing and poster making, and a homemaker.
    Survivors are a son and daughter-in-law William Reid, Jr. and Mary Boswell, Athens, GA; two daughters and a son-in-law, Mary Jo and Hilton Hightower of Blakely, GA, and Edna Rhodes of Watkinsville, GA; a granddaughter and spouse, Kimberly and Benjamin Cook, Jr. of Atlanta, GA; and two great grandchildren, Herrin Boswell Cook, and Benjamin Cook, III, of Atlanta, GA.  Survivors also include step-grandchildren Hilton, III and Elizabeth Hightower of Tallahassee, FL, and Joe and Amy Dent of Albany, GA.; great step-grandchildren Mary Larkin and Gracen Carden of Albany, GA, and Sophie, Ava and Lily Hightower of Tallahassee, FL, and several nieces and nephews.
    A family graveside service will be held on Friday, April 18, 2014, at 3 pm in Penfield Cemetery, Penfield, GA with Dr. Edward R. Bolen officiating.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greene County Historical Society, P.O. Box 238, Greensboro, GA 30642.  McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us online at to sign the guest register.


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Elaine & Terry Cantrell
   Posted Sat April 12, 2014
You all are in our thoughts and prayers. You were blessed to have your Mother for so many years. I remember having majorette practice at her
house, and serving us lemonade afterwards. Sweet Memories.

Emmett and Shirley Caldwell
   Posted Sat April 12, 2014
Our thoughts and prayers are with each member of the Boswell Family
during this time and in the days and weeks to come. Ms. Mary Jim was
indeed a true Southern Lady.

Linda Btook McLeroy
   Posted Sat April 12, 2014
Bill Jr, Mary Jo & Edna
My sincerest sympathy to you . God Bless.

Joan and Carroll Humphries
   Posted Sun April 13, 2014
Carroll and I express condolences to all the Boswell family as they say good bye to this strong southern lady. If we are known by the lives of our children, then Mary Jim Williams was truly a remarkable woman, as her obituary reveals. In her son, Bill, Jr.,and his wife, Mary, whom we know as fellow members of Milledge Avenue Baptist in Athens, she witnessed all the finest qualities of devoted son and daughter, dutifully looking after her needs even in the smallest details. She was blessed with a long and meaningful life. May your hearts know peace and joy, believing that she is enjoying eternity today.

Betty Jo Evans
   Posted Sun April 13, 2014
Dear Boswell Family,

I have known Mary Jim all my life. She had a long and loving life.
Your Dad was my Pete's good golf buddy.
May God Bless all of you at this time.

Betty Jo

Wanda Maxey
   Posted Sun April 13, 2014
So sorry for you all in the passing of such a sweet lady! However I am so happy she is now at peace! I will so miss my hugs and visits with this sweet lady! She was a trip! I am so glad I got to be a small part of her life.
May God be with you all during this time! Love and prayers to all!

Elaine C. Carpenter & Janice Campbell
   Posted Mon April 14, 2014
Bill Jr., Mary Jo,Edna&Family,
Janice& I were so saddened when we heard the news of your sweet mother's passing,we always thought that she was a cool lady.
The family was so fortunate to have her with you for such a long time.Our mother,Mattie is still hanging with us at the age of 93 and we feel so blessed.
May your mother R.I.P. and may you all find comfort knowing that she is in a far better place.
With love & Sympathy,
Elaine & Janice

Teri Thornton Stewart
   Posted Tue April 15, 2014
Dear Edna, Mary Jo, and Bill,Jr.

My thoughts are with you in the loss of you mom. I have such sweet memories of our times growing up in Greensboro and all the times we gathered at you house, Edna.
Much love,

Tammy Faircloth
   Posted Wed April 16, 2014
I am so sorry, and wanted you to know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Tammy Faircloth

Lauralee Hunter
   Posted Thu April 17, 2014
Bill, Jr., Mary Jo and Edna,
You have been in my thoughts and prayers. Although I know the time had come, it is not easy to say goodbye. You will cherish the memories but miss her terribly. My sincere sympathy to you and your families.