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2014-05-08 / Obituaries


James Michael “Mickey” Courtney, 59, died Friday, May 2, 2014. He was born June 2, 1954 in Mobile. He was a great man and spent his life helping others. He was married to Theresa K. Kelley for 39 years. They lived their entire married life in and around Thomasville. Courtney dedicated his life to being the best Christian, husband, son, brother, Uncle Mic Mic and a loyal friend anyone could ask for. He worked 19 years at Scotch Lumber Co., and the last 14 years at Boise. People have asked how the plant will go on without him.

Courtney’s most cherished moments were RVing, “blasting” on his motorcycle and spending quality time with his loved ones.

He was preceded in death by his father, Willie Clyde Courtney and his wife, Theresa K. Courtney.

He is survived by his mother, Peggy Briggs of Gulf Breeze, Fla.; brothers, David Wade of Pensacola, Fla., Craig Courtney of Camden and Carey Courtney of Duluth, Ga.; sisters, Peggy (Richard) Dykes of Pace, Fla., DeAnna (Ray) Merritt of Cantonment, Fla. and Karen Courtney Pickering of Prattville and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were May 6 at Springfield Methodist Protestant Church with Rev. Benny Crawford officiating. Interment followed at the Kelley Cemetery in Thomasville with O’Bryant Chapel Funeral Home in Thomasville directing.

“It’s not the Destination it’s the Journey.”

Pallbearers were Jimmy Nelson, Cameron Dykes, Jerry Gates, Mike Williams, Carl Bumpers and Bruce Overstreet. Honorary pallbearers were Tom Kelley and Jimmy Raybon.

Condolences may be offered at www.obryantchapelfh.com.

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