|James Bransford "J. B." Mixon
Class of 1962
James Bransford "J. B." Mixon
Nov 26 1943-Sept 24 2010
Mr. James Bransford "J. B." Mixon, age 66, of 24 Highland Blvd., Rome,
passed away on Friday, September 24, 2010, at a local hospital.
Mr. Mixon was born in Stone Mountain, Georgia on November 26, 1943, son
of the late James Bransford Mixon, Sr., and the late Mable Lorine Jenkins
Mixon. He was also preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Robin Godfrey,
by 3 brothers, Bennie Jenkins, Ike Mixon, and James Mixon, and by a sister,
Mrs. Lena Craig. Mr. Mixon was of the Baptist faith. He had a long-time love
for cars. He started working on cars when he was 14 years old and was
currently the owner of the Transmission Specialist transmission shop in West
Rome. In his younger years, Mr. Mixon was associated with the Civil Defense
and the C. B. Club. He was also notorious for using the phrase "Anyhow
come the other."
Survivors include his wife of 40 years, the former Geneva Hopkins Godfrey,
to whom he was married on November 13, 1970; a daughter, Ms. Tina
Craven, Rome; 2 sons, David Mixon and his wife, Anna, Rockmart, and
Steve Godfrey, Silver Creek; 4 grandchildren, Brantly Mixon, Luke Godfrey,
Alicia Hooper, and Erica Wilson; 3 great grandchildren; Jordan Gibbons,
Kaylee Hickman, and Trevor Hickman; a sister, Mrs. Allene Hughes, Rome;
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 27, 2010, at 11am in
the Chapel at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home with Mr. Paul Hopkins and
Mr. Johnny Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Oaknoll Memorial
The family will receive friends at Henderson & Sons Funeral Home on
Sunday from 7 until 9pm. At other hours they will be at the residence.
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home has charge of the funeral arrangements.