John Lester Mize

Born: Thu., Feb. 9, 1933
Died: Wed., May 17, 2017


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., May 19, 2017
Location: Woodville Baptist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., May 19, 2017
Location: Woodville Baptist Church

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John Lester Mize

John Lester Mize of Woodville, GA, age 84, died on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at his residence. Mr. Mize was born in Greensboro, GA on February 9, 1933, the son of the late John Daniel Mize and Margie McEver Mize.  Lester attended Union Point High School and married the former Juanita Smith.  For twenty-six years he worked as a carpenter for Russell Moore.  Later he worked for Chipman Union in Union Point as the Chief of Security for over eleven years, before retiring because of health.  He was a member of Woodville Baptist Church. Working with mules, fishing and his first love, working in his garden were his favorite pastimes.

In addition to his wife, Juanita Smith Mize of Woodville, GA, he is survived by a daughter, Nancy Ann Clements and husband Donald of White Plains, GA; three sons, John Wayne Mize and wife Joan of Woodville, GA; Jimmy Lee Mize and wife June of Demorest, GA and Tommy Joe Mize of Woodville, GA; three sisters, Margaret M. O’Neal of Siloam, GA, Christine M. Harris of Arnoldsville, GA and Shirley M. Harris of Florida; brother William C. Mize of Woodville, GA; six grandchildren, Becky Clements Doss, Mitch Mize, Justin Mize, Zach Mize, B.J. Mize and Stephanie Mize; four great grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.  He was preceded in death by two sisters, Catherine Dunn and Annie Lou Serpa.
Funeral Services will be held Friday, May 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Woodville Baptist Church, 1191 Peachtree Avenue E, Woodville, GA 30669 with Rev. Farrett Boswell officiating.  Interment will follow in the Woodville Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers are Zach Mize, B. J. Mize, Gerald Silvey, Mitch Mize, Keith Branyan and Autry Bramlett.  The family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until time for the service at Woodville Baptist Church.  Callaway Funeral Home, 208 N. Rhodes Street, Union Point, GA, (706) 486-4138, is in charge of arrangements.  Visit us at to sign the online guest register.


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Donna Strozier Vandiver
   Posted Thu May 18, 2017
Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about your Dad passing away. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

Terry & Elaine Cantrell
   Posted Thu May 18, 2017
Nancy and family,
We were so sorry to hear of the loss of your loved one. Remembering you all in our thoughts and prayers.

Terry & Elaine Cantrell

Robert and Annette Dowdy
   Posted Sat May 20, 2017
We were so saddened to hear about Lester, our deepest sympathy for the family

Sandra Silvey Vaughn
   Posted Tue May 23, 2017
So sorry for your loss. I talked with Kenny a while ago and asked about all of you. Think of people up there often. May God be with all of you and your mom during this time.

Mary Ruth Meeks Brown
   Posted Thu May 25, 2017
My deepest sympathy to the Mize family.