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Head of Local Democratic Party Passes Away

Joseph Mitchell Prince, also known as "J.M." or "Joe" Prince, was 52.

Joseph Mitchell Prince died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.
Joseph Mitchell Prince died Monday, Jan. 13, 2014.
Joseph Mitchell Prince, known as "J.M" or "Joe" Prince, head of the Bartow County Democratic Party, passed away Monday. He was 52.

Prince, also a former Cartersville Patch contributor, was a small business owner and real estate consultant, had headed up the local Democratic Party since 2004, according to The Daily Tribune News.

His full obituary from Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Services follows:

Joseph M. Prince, age 52, of Cartersville, GA, passed away on Monday, Jan. 13, 2014. Joe Prince was born on September 30, 1961, in Englewood, NJ, the eldest son of the late Theodore I. Prince and Bonita Polan Prince. He graduated from University of Toronto with a BSc. Then he went south to the University of 
Tennessee, Knoxville, where he was awarded his MA and PhD in Anthropology. From there he moved to Cartersville, where he has resided since 1990. 

Joe wrote and has been published on various economic and political topics. He was active in many scientific, charitable and civic organizations from the local level to worldwide. He has been the chair of the Bartow County Democratic Party for more than a decade, and served as the 11th Congressional District Representative for the GA Association of Democratic County Chairs. 

Joe is survived by his wife of almost 25 years, M. Rebecca Carr, as well as five brothers and their wives: Hal and Linda; Craig and Sherry; Allen and Karoline; Brett and Marnie; and Terry. He is also survived by his niece, Amanda Prince and his aunt and uncle Ronnie and Phil Prager. 

A memorial service will be held at Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care, 3734 Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30341, at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: Good Neighbor Homeless Shelter at P.O. Box 664, Cartersville, GA 30120 (www.goodneighborshelter.org); Bartow Health Access at 31 Pointe North Drive, Cartersville, GA 30120 (www.bartowhealthaccess.org); or Etowah Scholarship Foundation at P.O. Box 1239, Cartersville, GA 30120 (www.etowah.org).

Parnick Jennings Funeral Home and Cremation Services is honored to serve the family of Mr. Joseph Prince; please visit www.parnickjenningsfuneral.com to share memories or to leave a condolence message.

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AllAtwitter January 15, 2014 at 04:31 PM
Thank you for posting this Brande. Joe was a good leader, neighbor & friend.
Norma J. Watley January 21, 2014 at 03:10 PM
RIP. my condolences to Joe's family & friends. He was very helpful during our transitions for the Rome & Floyd Region.


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