OBITUARIES

Copyright 2009 by Donald Allen

HARALSON COUNTY, GA

It has been suggested that obituaries dated after 1930 not be posted hereon.  Up until this time we have accepted all obituaries in order to accommodate you, however, please consider the possible invasion of privacy of all relatives and use your judgment as to whether or not to submit the obituary.  Also, obituaries printed in newspapers after 1923 are copyrighted by the newspaper.  Please be aware ofCopyright Information.
Facts  are not copyrighted and may be submitted in your own format but not the exact wording of a published obituary.

Most everyone has an obituary in a photo album or stuck in a bible somewhere.  How about pulling them out and submitting to DONALD ALLEN  for inclusion on this page.

A BC D E FG H I J K L M NO P Q R S T U VW X Y Z

A
Mr. William D. Agan

B
Mr. Marion A. Barrow
Mrs. Lillie Bolden
Helen Elizabeth (Estavanko) Brooks

Thomas Riley Brooks
Bush, Harriett

C
Mr. W. D. Crawford

D
Mrs. Ruby Smith Davis

E
Mr. C. C. Eaves
Mrs. C. C. Eaves
Chesley William Eaves
Mr. Graves Eaves
Lewis Eaves
Alma Beatrice (Adams) Estavanko
Adam Estavanko
Danny Estavanko
Eula (Timan) Estavanko
Frank Estavanko
Gizella (Hovenitz) Estavanko (Mrs.)
Jacob Estavanko
John Estavanko
Joseph Cappie (JC) Estavanko
Joseph L. Estavanko
Joseph Michael Estavanko
Joseph Stephen Estavanko
Lois Faye (Hammond) Estavanko
Lorraine (Pastorre) Estavanko
Lucy Cappie (Chambers) Estavanko
Margaret Estavanko
Maria (Grega) Estavanko
Mary (Czimar) Estavanko
Mary (Majda) Estavanko
Patsy Joann Estavanko
Paul Estavanko, Jr.
Paul Estavanko (Sr.)
Stephen Estavanko
Georgie Daniel Estes
Flonnie Jane Mobley Estes
 

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G

H
Hilton, Nancy
Hilton, George Henry
Frank John Holley, Sr.
MARGARET HELEN (RADO) HOLLEY:
Mrs. J. A.   Huddleston
  (Mrs. Joseph A. Huddleston, Mary)

I

J

K
Rev. Olin Howard King

Dr. Charles H. Koentz
Hattie (Shadrix) Kocsis

L

M
Joseph Franklin Mann
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Martin
McBrayer, Andrew E
McBrayer, Mrs. Joseph Candler (Georgia Garner)
Mrs. Jennie Morgan
Mrs. Carrie Lou Emma Munroe
Mr. Duncan Munroe
Mr. Hubert Clifford Munroe
Mrs. M. C. Munroe
Mr. Theodore (Curley) Munroe
Mr. William Emery Munroe
Mr. Virgil Maurice Munroe
 

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O

P
Ploof, Mrs. Lunda Wilkins

Q

R
Albert Joseph Rado
Helen Rado
Ignatz Rado
Julia Rado
Pauline (Estavanko) Rado
Steve George Rado
William Michael Rado, Sr.
Missouri Vasti Robertson

S
Robert A. Sewell
Selma J. Shadrix
Mrs. J. B. Smith
Mr. J. J. Smith
Rosie Irene Smith

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Talley, Duncan H.

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Y

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THOMAS RILEY BROOKS, age 88, of Buchanan passed away on Tuesday, September 23, 2008. 
Mr. Brooks had been a resident of Hilltop dr in Bremen for many years.
He was born in Calhoun County, Alabama on August 26, 1920 to the late Willard Frank and Ada (DeVore) Brooks and
married the former Helen Elizabeth Estavanko on August 10, 1941.

Mr. Brooks was employed by Lockheed and later as a heavy equipment operator for Harlason County until his
retirement.  He was a veteran of the U S Army and was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Catholic Church in Carrollton.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years Helen E. Brooks of Buchanan; son and daughter-in-law Larry S. and Andrea (Bell) Brooks
of Powder Springs, Georgia and daughter and son-in-law Ann and B. Carroll Robinson of Bremen as well as 3 grandchildren and
several gr-grandchildren and a sister Mrs. Pearl Parish of Winston, GA.

he was preceded in death by Willard F. Brooks Jr, Marvin Brooks and Stanley Brooks and by sisters Josie Swafford, Clyde Swafford
and Irene Abercrombie and by a half-brother Earnest Pritchard.

Services will be conducted Thursday, September 25, 2008 in the Memorial Chapel at Hightower Funeral Home in Bremen with burial
following in the Estavanko Cemetery located on Old Ridgeway Road in Bremen.
Obituary submitted by Joe, joeandbarb@centurytel.net    Return to Top 

 


HELEN ELIZABETH (ESTAVANKO) BROOKS passed away on July 7, 2009 in Bremen.
Mrs. Brooks was born in the Slovak settlement of Tokai in Haralson County on July 23, 1923
to the late Adam and Mary (Majda) Estavanko.  She was married on August 10, 1941 to
her husband Thomas Riley Brooks who preceded her in death on September 23, 2008.

She was a resident of Hilltop Dr in Bremen for many years until moving to Buchanan a few years ago.  She was
employed by the Arrow Shirt Company in Bremen (Shirt Shop) until her retirement and was a charter member of
Our Lady of Perpetual Catholic Church in Carrollton.

She is survived by her Son and daughter-in-law Larry S. and Andrea (Bell) Brooks of Powder Springs, GA and
by her daughter and son-in-law Ann brooks and B. Carroll Robinson of Bremen; 3 grandchildren and several
gr-grandchildren and by her sister Mary A. Shadrix of Bremen.

She was preceded in death by half brothers Joseph S. Estavanko, Stephen J. Estavanko, Joseph M. Estavanko
and by half-sisters Mrs. Annie Maddox, Mrs. Pauline Rado, Margaret Estavanko and Mrs. Catherine "Kate" Flatt.

Funeral services will be held in the Memorial Chapel of Hightower Funeral Home on july 9, 2009 at 11:00am by
Deacon Gary Atkinson.  Internment will follow in the Estavanko Cemetery on Old Ridgeway Road in Bremen.
Submitted by Joe; joeandbarb@centurytel.net            Return to Top 
 


The obituary below appeared in the Atlanta Journal/Constitution on 24 March 1953. Robert Arling Sewell, son of Hugh Bartow Sewell and Mary Susan Mann, was born in Tallapoosa on 28 February 1896. He was married first to Reba Johnson who died in 1941 and second to Dora Belle Vaughan who died in 1996.

LAST RITES WEDNESDAY FOR ROBERT A. SEWELL

Funeral services for Robert A. Sewell, city police patrolman for 25 years, will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Moreland Avenue Baptist Church. The Rev. W. Bertram King will officiate with entombment in Westview Abbey.

Mr. Sewell, 57, of 616 Hemlock Circle. S. E. died Monday in an Atlanta hospital after a lengthy illness.

Born in Tallapoosa, Mr. Sewell moved to Atlanta 35 years ago. He joined the police force Oct. 10, 1928. The veteran officer had been off duty since January because of illness.

A veteran of World War I, Mr. Sewell served with the 82nd division. He was an active member of Moreland Avenue Baptist Church, East Atlanta American Legion Post 159, E. A. Minor Lodge, F. & A. M., and Yaarab Temple.

Surviving are his wife; a brother, H. L. Sewell, Rome; a sister, Mrs. Hubert Smith, Tallapoosa, and several nieces and nephews. (File contributed by Glenda Hogg,hogg@bellsouth.net)
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The obituary below appeared in the Atlanta Constitution on 13 February 1942. Joseph Franklin Mann, son of Joseph Jesse Linfield Mann and Susan Jane Pitts, was born in Tallapoosa on 4 May 1884. He moved to Atlanta around 1915 to work at Atlantic Steel. He married Elizabeth McBrayer Clayton on 26 December 1918 in Atlanta. He is buried at East View Cemetery in Atlanta with his wife and daughter.
J. F. MANN DIES; GAS FIRM WORKER
J. F. Mann, 57, an employee of the Atlanta Gas Light Company for 23 years, died yesterday at a local hospital. He resided at 230 Degress Avenue, N. E.
Surviving are his wife; two daughters, Misses Nellie Jo and Martha Sue Mann; his father J. J. Mann of Tallapoosa; three sisters, Mrs. W. V. Sewell, Mrs. C. P. Peace and Mrs. J. H. Lovell; a brother W. J. Mann, of Knoxville, Tenn., and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by H. M. Patterson & Son. (Contributed by Glenda Hogg,  hogg@bellsouth.net.
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CHESLEY WILLIAM EAVES (Donated by Elaine Eaves Cox, niece)
        Chesley William Eaves of East Point, GA died September 28, 1985 at South Fulton Hospital in Eaves Point, GA. He was born in Draketown, Haralson County, Georgia to the late James Grant and Lila Frances Ford Eaves.

Services will be held at Piney Woods Primitive Baptist Church in Buchanan, Haralson County, Georgia with the Rev. Milton Whitlock and the Rev. Lawrence Shedd officiating.Interment in the Piney Woods Cemetery will follow.

Surviving are brothers and sisters Russell Eaves, Lewis Eaves and Joseph B Eaves of Riverdale, GA. John W Eaves of College Park and Thomas Eaves of Newnan, Mrs. Berteen Allgary of Jacksonville, FL, Miss Bertie Mae Eaves of Riverdale, GA, Mrs. Nancy Adams of Stockbridge, GA and Mrs. Eva Rowan of Douglasville, GA. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Hillcrest Funeral Home of Newnan, GA in charge of arrangements.


LEWIS EAVES (Donated by Elaine Cox Eaves, niece)
        Mr. Lewis Eaves of Riverdale, Georgia died Wednesday March 5, 1986 at home.

Funeral services will be held March 7, 1986 at 2:00 pm at Piney Woods Primitive Baptist Church in Buchanan, Haralson County, Georgia with the Rev. Milton Whitlock and Rev. Lawrence Shedd officiating. Interment in the Piney Woods Cemetery will follow. Hillcrest Funeral Home – Newnan is in charge of arrangements.

Lewis was born in Draketown, Georgia. He was the son of the late James Grant and Lila Frances Ford Eaves. He is survived by brothers and sisters, Russell Eaves and Joseph B Eaves of Riverdale, GA. John W Eaves of College Park and Thomas Eaves of Newnan, Mrs. Berteen Allgary of Jacksonville, FL, Miss Bertie Mae Eaves of Riverdale, GA, Mrs. Nancy Adams of Stockbridge, GA and Mrs. Eva Rowan of Douglasville, GA. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.


Cedartown Standard, dated Tuesday October 6, 1942 (File Contributed by Ronald Hilton)
Funeral Services Today For George Henry Hilton
George Henry Hilton, 49 passed away at his home on route 2 suddenly Sunday morning. Funeral Services will be held at 4:00 o'clock this afternoon from the Bethlehem church in Haralson county conducted by Rev. J.W. Clinton and Rev. J.R. Ellis. Internment will be in the adjoining cemetery with Lester C. Litesey Funeral home in charge. Pallbearers will be Gordon Brewster, Claude Roberson, Wesley Williams, William Worthy, Melvin Worthy, Lloyd Worthy. Mr Hilton was a member of the New Harmony Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife the former Miss Lula Newby, of Rockmart; the following children by a former marriage; (Mary Estes) two sons, Henry of the U.S. Navy; Howard of Chattanooga, Tenn; two daughters, Mrs Annie Lou Rogers of Marietta, GA; and Mrs Vivian Smith, of Chattanooga, Tenn.; five brothers, Oscar, of Tallapoosa; Reuben of Boaz, Ala.; Charlie of Gadsden, Ala.; Lee of Detroit, Mich. and Luther of Texas; one sister, Mrs Millie Williams of Tallapoosa, GA. and one grandchild.  Return to Top 
 


MRS. NANCY HILTON.   From the Tribune, Buchanan, GA., Friday, January 7th, 1916 (contributed by Ronald Hilton)
Felton News
Mrs. Nancy Helton (actually Hilton) aged 84 years, after an illness of only a few days, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Ashley, in Cedartown on Thursday of last week. Interment in the cemetery at Bethlehem church , near Felton, Friday afternoon. Rev N. R. Williamson conducting the funeral service. The deceased had been a consistent member of the Baptist church for many years. She leaves several children, two brothers, and a host of relatives to mourn her death. We mourn because she is gone, yet we can look back over the life she has lived and realize that she is safe in the arms of our Saviour. (Wife of James F. Hilton. James F. Hilton bn. 04 Jul. 1829, Died 27 Mar. 1894. Both buried at Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery.)

(Notes by Ronald Hilton. "According to entries in the James F Hilton family bible, James was born July 4, 1829 and died March 27, 1894. Nancy Ann (maiden name Wilson) died January 6, 1916. Tombstone says she was 84 years old which makes her birth around 1832. Her parents John W Wilson and Martha Elizabeth Phillips Wilson are buried in the Wilson cemetery, which is back in the woods of Roy Brown Road. Not easy to find but I have been there, so I know it exists. Pic's of tombstone on find-a-grave.)  Return to Top 


The Monroe Advertiser, 29 January 1942 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)  

Mrs. J. A. Huddleston Dies At Tallapoosa 

            Tallapoosa—Mrs. J. A. Huddleston, of Tallapoosa, died at her home here Sunday night after an illness of five months.  She is survived by her husband; three daughters, Mrs. M. S. Word of Atlanta, Mrs. Frances Nixon of Birmingham, and Miss Faye Huddleston of Tallapoosa, Ga; a granddaughter, Mrs. W. P. Drew of Brunswick; three grandsons, Irving H. Sloan of Miami, Joe H. Sloan of Seattle, Wash., and Walker Jack Sloan of Atlanta; one sister, Mrs. G. W. Newton, Forsyth.            Funeral services were held in Forsyth Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the First Methodist Church.  Return to Top 
 


Dr. Charles H. Koentz(The Tallapoosa Journal, Dec. 5, 1940)
    Funeral Held Sunday.  Dr. Charles H. Koentz, 73, passed away at his home her last Saturday afternoon after an illness of several weeks.
    Dr. Koentz was a well known and beloved citizen of this section and his many friends were saddened at the news of his death.
    He was a member of the Methodist Church, Tallapoosa Lodge of Masons, Tallapoosa Lions Club.  He was an active Church member and of social affairs for a number of years.
    Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the Methodist Church with the Rev. Fred L. Glisson, officiating, and the music was rendered by the Church choir. 
    The following gentlemen were active pallbearers,   Mr. B. F. Mitnick, Isaac Mitnick, Mr. H. B. Johnson, Mr. Hubert Smith, Dr. L. C. Waldrop and Mr. E. L. Juillet.
    Interment followed in the family lot in Hollywood cemetery.  He was survived by his wife, Mrs. Ida Koentz and one daughter, Mrs. Howard Bentley.
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Missouri Vasti Robertson. (Tallapoosa Journal, Dec. 5, 1940)
Funeral held Saturday for Mrs. Robertson.  (Date of death, November 30, 1950)
    Mrs. Vasti Robertson, 76, died at her home near Steadman last Friday morning after an illness of several months.
    Mrs. Robertson was born in Haralson County and had been a resident all her life and her many friends and relatives were sadden by the news of her death.
    Funeral services were held Saturday morning at 11 o'clock at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church with the Rev. J. J. Hagood, assisted by the Rev. P. P. Johnson.  Large host of friends and relatives paid their tribute of respect.
    Her grandsons were active pallbearers.
    She was laid beside her husband in Pleasant Hill cemetery.  She was survived by her son, Mr. George Chandler and one daughter, Mrs. Dave Allen and many other relatives.
    The Miller funeral Home had charge of the funeral.

Note by Transcriber:  Missouri Vasti was the daughter of Elisha Gentry and Nancy Dorinda Malone.  Her first husband was William Chandler who passed away May 20, 1888.  She married Robert Robertson in 1897 after the death of his first wife Martha Gentry, her sister.  Return to Top 
 


TALLEY, DUNCAN H.  (Transcribed by Candice Gravelle, The Carroll County Times, Oct. 19, 1877
NEWSPAPER Issue of Friday, OCTOBER 19, 1877

SUDDEN DEATH OF DUNCAN TALLEY

Duncan H. Talley, formerly a citizen of Carroll county, but at present
living in Haralson, while topping a tree in his yard on last Monday,
accidentally fell out of the tree and from the injuries received, died in
about six hours. The deceased was about sixty years old at the time of his
death. He was well known to a good many of our citizens, having lived in the
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ANDREW E MCBRAYER (Submitted by Dianne Crawford )

Carroll Free Press Nov. 8, 1889
>From the Carroll Free Press November 8, 1889:
The Late Andrew E. McBrayer
Mr. Andrew Erwin McBrayer, one of the oldest citizens of this section,
died at his home near Draketown, Ga., Ocotober 29, 1889.
He settled on Sweetwater Creek, near Villa Rica, more than sixty years
ago. He raised a large family, of whom six sons and two daughters are living
in this community.
Through all his long life he was respected and honored by all who knew
him. A self-reliant man who set no traps to catch success but went straight
on in his plain duty; his whole life characterized by a remarkable fidelity to
principle.
When about to die he called his children around him and advised them to
live in this life for a better life in eternity. Only a few minutes before he
died he said: "Boys, I can help you no more. Do right."
It was fitting that the last words of "Andy" McBrayer shoud be "do
right." The watch words of his life, the "key note" of a character upon which
no stain of dishonesty rests. His life was a rebuke to the evil, an
inspiration to the upright. Though gone from earth we cannot say he is dead.
Such men never die. He assisted all his children in getting comfortable homes
and left an estate to be divided among them; but the inheritance left to them
of which they have reason to be proud, prouder than all else, is the
inheritance of a good name. "As honest as Andy McBrayer," was considered in
the community in which he lived as the highest attainment of integrity and to
be His friend was a recommendation to any man.
Though not a member of the church and never a professing christian---
this, perhaps, the only serious mistake of his life; for his life, useful as
it was, might have been infinitely more so, had he openly and before man
acknowledged his God. Yet, it seems impossible that he could have lived as he
did had he not been influenced by the grace of God, and those who knew him
best, and loved him most, can but believe that he whose rule of action through
life was "DO RIGHT" not for policy's sake but because it was right; is safe--
resting in a country inhabited by those who in this life "walked uprightly,
worked righteousness and spoke the truth in their hearts." He loved his own
southern land and native state with a devotion which only a true patriot can
love.
Living as he did near the lines of Carroll, Paulding and Haralson
counties each claimed him as her citizen and they all mourn together over
their loss.
His life and character are the heritage alike of his children, his
community, his county, his state, and his country--and they are poorer when he
is gone. Sleep on, thou pure patriot, upright man.
When those who knew him, respected him and honored him, pass the grave of
his sleeping they will say: "Here lies a man who never wronged his fellow
man." W.B.C.
Villa Rica, Ga., Nov. 4th, 1889
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Haralson Banner November 7, 1889
>From the Haralson Banner November 7, 1889

A GOOD MAN GONE
Uncle Andy McBrayer, an aged and highly respected citizen who lived near
Draketown, in Paulding county, died last Tuesday night. He was one of the
oldest citizens of Paulding county, and was honored and loved by all who knew
him. He leaves an aged wife and several children, all of whom are married,
some of them are among the foremost men in this and Paulding County. His
death was a profound sorrow to a number of friends in this county.

Additional Comments:
This is the second obituary I had found on Andrew Erwin McBrayer. He lived in
Draketown on the Carroll, Paulding, Haralson county lines and was claimed by
all of these counties. This is from Haralson county and I have previously
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Haralson County Tribune July 9, 1936 and Carroll County Times
Haralson Tribune July 9, 1936

MRS. J.C. MCBRAYER, 78 PASSES AT DRAKETOWN

Mrs. Joseph Candler McBrayer, age 78, died suddenly at her home in
Draketown on Saturday night, July 4th.
Although she had been in ill health for some time, her death was
unexpected. A little more than two months ago her husband died shortly after
they had celebrated their sixtieth wedding anniversary, and about three weeks
ago, G.C. Goldin, a son-in-law died.
Funeral services were held for Mrs. McBrayer at Draketown Monday
afternoon in the presence of a large assemblage of friends and relatives.
Deceased is survived by eleven children as follows: Mrs. I.C. Waldrop
and Mrs. G.C. Goldin, Draketown; Mrs. W.L. Hogue, Villa Rica, Mrs. Paul
Astin, Lithonia; Mrs. K.S. Bell, Hapeville; Mrs. R.B. Goldin, Rockmart; Mrs.
Sam Astin, Plant City, Fla., and W.J., J.L., B.H. and L.B. McBrayer all of
Draketown.


The Carroll County Times Thursday, July 9, 1936

Mrs. J.C. McBrayer Dies in Villa Rica Home
Mrs. J.C. McBrayer, age 78, died Saturday night, July 4th, at 10:30
o'clock at her home on Villa Rica, Ga., Rt. 2.
Mrs. McBrayer is survived by seven daughters, Mrs. Ira Walton, Mrs.
Hogue, Mrs. Bell, Mrs. Astin, Mrs. Goldin, Mrs. Astin, Mrs. Goldin, four sons,
Messrs. Will, Joe, Ben and Leonard McBrayer.
Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 6th at Draketown by Rev. C.
Campbell. The grandsons of the deceased acted as pallbearers and the
granddaughters acted as flower girls. Interment was in the church yard.


Additional Comments:
Georgia Garner McBrayer lived in Draketown but apparently had a Villa Rica
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Haralson County Tribune April 30, 1936
Haralson County Tribune April 30, 1936

J.C. McBrayer of Paulding County Dies at Age of 86

Joseph Candler McBrayer, resident of Paulding County and retired farmer,
died at the age of 86 Wednesday morning, of last week, following four days
illness.
For sixty years and four months Mr. McBrayer, who before his retirement
on account of advancing old age had been one of the most influential citizens
of Paulding county. He had resided in the Dallas community all his life.
Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon.
In addition to his wife he is survived by four sons, William, Joseph, Ben
H., and Leonard B. McBrayer all of Paulding county, and 7 daughters, Mesdames
I.C. Walton and G.C Goldin, of Draketown, Mrs. W.L. Hogue, of Villa Rica, Mrs.
R.B. Goldin, of Rockmart, Mrs. Paul Astin, of Lithonia, Mrs. Sam Astin, of
Plant City, Fla., and Mrs. K.S. Bell of Hapeville.

Additional Comments:
The McBrayers lived in Draketown on the Carroll, Paulding, Haralson County
line. He had been married to Georgia Garner McBrayer at the time of his death
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Obituary of Mr. George Daniel Estes, file submitted byDoris Estes Robbins June 14, 2004.

George Daniel "Dan" Estes, 91, of Felton, died Saturday, April 14, 2001.
He was born December 6, 1909 in Forney, Cherokee County, AL, the son of Victory McElroy "Vic" Estes and Amanda Frances "Fannie" Huff Estes. He was a member of Jackson Chapel Methodist Church.
Mr. Estes was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Bobby Jeanett Estes(1937-1938), one brother, William "Bill" Estes (1919-2000); and seven sisters, Baby Sister Estes (1924-1924), Eula Estes (1905-1968), Amanda Frances Hanson (1906-1966), Malissie Hanson (1908-1993), Olie Dempsey (1912-1995), Adella Minshew (1914-1993) and Zelpha Robinson Dempsey (1917-1998).
Survivors include his wife the former Miss Flonnie Mobley and a daughter and son-in-law , Doris and Michael Robbins of Buchanan; one granddaughter and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Lester Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown with Rev. Kenneth Lankford and Rev. James Rosser officiating. Interment followed in Jackson Chapel Cemetery.
Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home, Cedartown.
 
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Obituary of Flonnie Estes. File submitted byDoris Estes Robbins, June 14, 2004.
Ms. Flonnie Jane Mobley Estes, 88, of Felton, died Monday, June 9, 2003.
She was born Jan. 12, 1915, in Floyd County, the daughter of Pleasant William (Mobley) and Anna Lee (Ellis) Mobley. She was a member of Jackson Chapel Methodist Church.
Ms. Estes was preceded in death by her parents; four brothers, Clarence Mobley (1905-1909), Leo Mobley (1911-1960), Everett Mobley (1908-1965) and Harvey Mobley (1917-1982); and one sister, Ruby Lee Patterson (1921-1995) .
Survivors include one daughter (and son-in-law), Doris (and Michael)Robbins of Felton; one granddaughter and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 11 at 11 a.m. in the chapel of Lester Litesey Funeral Home of Cedartown with Rev. Kenneth Lankford and Rev. James Rosser officiating. Interment followed in Jackson Chapel Cemetery.
Lester C. Litesey Funeral Home, Cedartown. (Tallapoosa Journal, Monday, June 16, 2003, Page 3.)

Flonnie Mobley married Dan Estes on Oct. 10, 1941. They had been married 59 years when Dan died on April 14, 2001.
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Obituary of Mr. C. C. Eaves Passes Away at Early Hour Monday Morning
HARALSON COUNTY TRIBUNE 
Mr. C. C. Eaves, one of the best known and most popular citizens of the county died at his home, a few miles out from this place Monday morning at an early hour after a short illness, aged 79 years. The deceased was a loyal and consistent member of the Primitive Baptist Church and lived up to the teachings of the Golden Rule, and the announcement of the death of this noble citizen will carry a pang of genuine sorrow to the hearts of many friends and acquaintances throughout all Haralson County. For there are few men more widely know or held in higher esteem that "Uncle Tobe Eaves". He was an honorable, upright gentleman, generous, kindhearted and true to his friends and convictions and he truly lived a life worthy to emulate. The deceased leaves a devoted wife and nine children; J. C. Eaves, Judge W. T. Eaves, Dr. B.F. Eaves, D. E. Eaves, Mrs. W.A. Philpot, J. L. Eaves, B. L. Eaves, R. J. Eaves and Mrs. Emory Morgan to mourn his passing. Interment Tuesday in the burrying ground at Pineywoods Church, Rev. W. H. Hamrick conducting the funeral services. Peace to his noble ashes.

Above obit on Claburn Camp Eaves b.
9-26-1832 d. 12-9-1912 (son of Ledford B. Eaves and Lavania Camp Eaves)

1st wife was: Mary Amanda Kirk b. 11-7-1848 d. 5-4-1882
2nd wife was: Nancy Ann Wilson b. 11-7-1847 d. 4-30-1937
Submitted by Elaine Eaves Cox                   
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Obituary of Eaves, Mrs C C
HARALSON COUNTY TRIBUNE Thursday, April 8, 1937

Mrs. C C Eaves,
age 91, passed quietly away at the home of her daughter, Mrs W E Morgan, 2 1/2 miles southeast of Buchanan last Friday morning at 6:45 oclock. Mrs Eaves had been in declining health for the past several years, and she bore her suffering with rare Christian fortitude. For several weeks prior to her death her condition was considered serious and all that loving hands and medical skill was done for her.  She was the widow of the late C C Eaves, one of Haralson county's pioneer citizens, who passed away over twenty years ago. Through her kindly disposition and her willingness to help the less fortunate, she had won hundreds of warm friends.
Funeral services were held over the remains at Pineywoods Primitive Baptist Church Saturday morning, being attended by a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends. Rev J S Edwards of Taylorsville paid a glowing tribute to her memory.  Beside her daughter, Mrs W E Morgan, she is survived by five sons: Dr B F Eaves of Draketown, W T Eaves of Tallapoosa, J L Eaves of Buchanan, Bailey Eaves of near Bremen, and J C Eaves, of near Buchanan.
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Obituary of Graves Eaves

Pioneer Citizen Passes Away - Haralson County Tribune Nov. 10, 1911
Graves Eaves Succumbs After a Short Illness Of Fever

Mr. Graves Eaves, one of the oldest and best known citizens of Haralson County, died at his home near Draketown on Thursday (November 2) of last week, after an illness of only a few days of fever. The deceased was 78 years of age at the time of his death. He leaves a devoted wife, four children and hundreds of relatives and friends to mourn his passing away. He had been a resident of this county for many years and was always an active and energetic man, both mentally and physically, giving liberally of his time, labor and sympathy in homes of sickness and death. In religion, he early developed the habit of weighing things in the balances of reasons, discarding that which did not harmonize with the Creator's plan as he saw God's laws in the big book of Nature. He believed in doing good for the sake of humanity and not in the fear of anger and vengeance of a higher power. He was laid to rest Friday afternoon in the burying grounds at Pineywoods Church, with Masonic Honors.

The above obituary was submitted by: Elaine Eaves Cox g granddaughter of
Graves Eaves.

NOTE: Wife of Graves Eaves was Evelyn/Eveline Hall
Children were: Gracie Eaves married Harrison Hambrick
Amanda C. Eaves married John W. Cash
Allie/Aley married Clem Maner
James Grant Eaves married Lila Frances Ford           
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Obituary of Morgan, Mrs. Jennie
Journal-Beacon, Tallapoosa, GA, June 14, 1972, pg. 8

Mrs. Jennie Ora Morgan,
of Buchanan passed away Friday, June 9. Mrs. Morgan was born in Haralson County Dec. 7, 1883 the daughter of the late Ann Wilson Eaves and C. C. Eaves. She was a member of Buchanan Baptist Church.  Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ira Murphy Cedartown, two sons, Doyal Morgan and Paul Morgan, Buchanan; seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 10, at 4 p.m. from the Chapel of the Hightower Funeral Home with Rev. Ray Collins officiating. Interment Buchanan City cemetery. Organ music was rendered by Mrs. Estelle Edwards.  The following gentlemen served as pallbearers: David Eaves, B. F. Eaves, J. B. Morgan, Jerry Mangham, Paul Morgan, and Tommy Baird.
Hightower Funeral Home of Bremen had charge.
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Obituary of Lunda Wilkins Ploof,  From a Bremen, Haralson County, Georgia newspaper dated May 8, 1940, File contributed by Julius Lloyd. 
Funeral Thursday For Mrs. Ploof
 .            Mrs. Lunda Ploof, 63, wife of Mr. P.M. Ploof, died last Wednesday morning at 4:30 o’clock at her home 4 miles northeast of Bremen.
            Surviving here are her husband, two sons, Mr. James Ploof, Mr. Tee Ploof, and one daughter, Mrs. Azalee Holcombe; three sisters, Mrs. W.C. Rush, Mrs. W.J. Cash, Mrs. Hettie Winkles; three brothers, Mr. Oscar Wilkins, Mr. Leroy Wilkins, Mr. Monroe Wilkins and a number of nieces and nephews.

            Pallbearers were nephews and grandsons: Clarence Cash, Chester Cash, Fred Wilkins, Roy Smith, Melva Ploof, Leroy Ploof and Robert Swann.

            Funeral services were held at Corinth Missionary Baptist Church Thursday at 2 o’clock P.M. Rev. G.L. Bell, Rev. C.R. Campbell and Rev. Anderson Goldin, officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery.

            Mrs. Ploof was a member of Corinth Church. She was a good Christian and will be missed by her many friends. She spent the greater part of her life in Haralson County.

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Obituary of JOSEPH CAPPIE "J.C." ESTAVANKO(File contributed by Joe Conley)

Joseph "J.C." Estavanko age 5 of the Nitra community, passed away from complications of diphtheria on December 6, 1930. 

He was born April 23, 1925, the son of Joseph S. & Lucy Cappie (nee Chambers) Estavanko and they survive. Services were conducted with burial following in the Bethel Church Cemetery in Bremen.                                          Return to Top                                  

 


Obituary of JACOB ESTAVANKO(File contributed by Joe Conley)

Mr Jacob Estavanko of the "Nitra" community of Haralson County passed away March 2, 1923.  Mr Estavanko was 77 at the time of his death and was a prominent and respected figure within the Slovak community of Nitra

He made his living as a Farmer and Trader.  He was a member of the Catholic Church. 

He was born on May 15, 1845 in Kocise, Slovakia and arrived in the country with his family in the late 1880's.  He had made his home in Haralson County since 1896.  

Survivors include his wife Mary (Czimar) Estavanko; son Mr. Adam Estavanko and a brother Mr. Paul Estvanko all of Nitra.   

He was preceded in death by a son, Mr Joseph Estavanko in 1909. 

Funeral services were conducted in the home with burial following in the Estavanko Cemetery at Nitra.
                                                       
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 Obituary of LUCY CAPPIE (CHAMBERS) ESTAVANKO(File contributed by Joe Conley)

Mrs Lucy Cappie Estavanko, age 42, passed away at her home of an extended illness.  She was born on May 31, 1901. 

She was married to Joseph S. Estavanko and he survives her.  Other survivors include a daughter, Miss MaryLou Estavanko.  She was preceded in death by a son, "J. C." Estavanko in 1930. 

Services were conducted with burial following at the Bethel Church Cemetery in Bremen.

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Obituary of PAUL ESTVANKO:(File contributed by Joe Conley)

Mr Paul Estvanko of the Nitra community passed away August 25, 1932 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in which he fell from a moving vehicle. 

He was born in 1868 in Kocise, Slovakia and was a resident of Haralson County since the mid 1890's and was a Farmer by trade.  He was a member of the Catholic Church. 

He was married to Eula (Timan) Estvanko and she survives him.  Other survivors include sons John Estvanko, Paul Estvanko Jr., Frank A. Estvanko and Joseph L. Estvanko. 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Mr Jacob Estavanko in 1923. 

Services were conducted in the home with burial following in the Estavanko Cemetery at Nitra.   
                                             
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Obituary of MARY (CZIMAR) ESTAVANKO: (File contributed by Joe Conley)

Mrs Mary Estavanko, age 85, passed away on May 17, 1932.  She was a resident of the Slovak community of Nitra in Haralson County. 

She was born in Austria-Huungary (now known as Slovakia) in 1847 and had been a resident of Haralson County since the mid 1890's.  She was married to Jacob Estavanko who preceded her in death in 1923. 

She is survived by a son, Mr. Adam Estavanko of Nitra.

She was preceded in death by a son, Mr Joseph Estavanko in 1909

Funeral services were held in the home with burial following in the Estavanko Cemetery at Nitra.

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Obituary of EULA (TIMAN) ESTVANKO: (File contributed by Joe Conley)

Mrs Eula Estavanko, age 83, passed away on July 29, 1955.  She was born on September 4, 1871 in Kezmarok, Slovakia. 

After arriving from Europe she made her home in Pennsylvania before migrating to the Slovak community of Nitra in Haralson County in the mid 1890's.  she was a member of the Catholic Church. 

She was married to Paul Estvanko and he preceded her in death on August 25, 1932. 

Survivors include her sons Mr John Estvanko of Columbus, Ohio; Mr Paul Estvanko Jr of Cleveland, Ohio and Mr. Frank Estvanko of Atlanta and by a sister Mrs Adam (Mary) Estavanko of Bremen. 

She was preceded in death by a son, Mr Joseph L. "Little Joe" Estvanko in 1949.   

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Obituary of JOSEPH L. "LITTLE JOE" ESTVANKO: (File contributed by Joe Conley)

Mr. Joseph L. Estvanko, age 44, passed away on August 13, 1949 of an extended illness. 

He was born July 5, 1905 and had been a lifelong resident of the Nitra community in Haralson County. 

He is survived by his former wife, Mrs. Lois Faye (Hammond) Estvanko and by daughters Margaret, Elizabeth and Evelyn Estvanko; his mother, Mrs. Eula Estvanko and by brothers Mr. John Estvanko of Columbus, Ohio; Mr. Paul Estvanko Jr of Cleveland, Ohio and Mr. Frank Estvanko of Atlanta. 

He was preceded in death by his father Paul Estvanko Sr in 1932. 

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Obituary of LOIS FAYE (HAMMOND) ESTVANKO(File contributed by Joe Conley)

Mrs Lois Estvanko passed away  in 1999.  She was born in 1914 and was married to Joseph L. "Little Joe" Estvanko who preceded her in death in 1949. 

She is survived by daughters Margaret, Elizabeth and Evelyn. 

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Obituary of PAUL ESTVANKO JR(File contributed by Joe Conley)

Mr. Paul Estvanko,  J., age 65, passed away on April 29, 1965 near his home in Cleveland, Ohio. 

He was born July 4, 1899 to Paul and Eula (Timan) Estvanko Sr in Coffeetown, Pennsylvania.  He made his home in the Slovak community of "Nitra" in Haralson County, Georgia until moving to Cleveland many years ago. 

He was married to Gizella Hovenitz and she survives him. 

Other survivors include his childen, Mr Paul Estvanko III, Mr Richard Estvanko, Mr elmer Estvanko, Mr Fred Estvanko and Mrs Virginia Perney; his brothers Mr John Estvanko of Columbus, Ohio and Mr Frank Estvanko of Bremen, Georgia. 

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Obituary of MRS GIZELLA (HOVENITZ) ESTVANKO: (File contributed by Joe Conley)

Mrs Gizella Estvanko, age 75, passed away on December 13, 1968 in Cleveland, Ohio. 

She was born in Czechoslovakia on May 7, 1893 and had been a resident of Cleveland for many years.  She was married to Paul Estvanko Jr and he preceded her in death on April 29, 1965. 

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs Virginia Perney and sons, Mr Paul Estvanko III, Mr Fred Estvanko, Mr Elmer Estvanko and Mr Richard Estvanko.  She was preceded in death by a daughter Ann Marie Estvanko. 

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Obituary of FRANK JOHN HOLLEY SR: (File contributed by Joe Conley)

Mr Frank J. Holley Sr. age 72, passed away from a sudden illness on December 21, 1965.   

Mr Holley was born October 2, 1893 in New York City and moved as a young man to the Hungarian settlement of Budapest, in Haralson County, Georgia

He was a member of St Mary's Catholic Church in Avon, Ohio and was a carpenter by trade.  He built his own home and homes for almost all of his children. 

He was married in 1910 to Margaret H. (nee Rado) Holley and she preceded him in death in May of 1945. 

Survivors include sons Louis S. Holley of Avon, Ohio; Frank J. Holley Jr. of Amherst, Ohio and daughters Mrs Clarence (Julia) Barone of California and Mrs Michael (Margaret) Behlke of Avon, Ohio; a brother Mr Will Selesky of Atlanta, Georgia and several grandchildren. 

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Obituary of STEPHEN ESTAVANKO: (File contributed by Joe Conley)

Mr Stephen "Steve" Estavanko, age 77, passed away at the Westland Convalescent Center in Westland, Michigan in November 1985.  He had been a resident there for a year since suffering a stroke.   

Mr Estavanko was born on March 12, 1908 in Hazelbrook, Pennsylvania and was a son of the late Adam and Maria (Grega) Estavanko. 

He was married to the former Lorraine Pastore, and she preceded him in death in January of 1985. 

He was employed at Detroit Edison for many years until his retirement.  He made his home in the Detroit area until his stroke last year. 

Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Mr and Mrs Steve Estavanko of Detroit and 1 granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann "Liz Ann" Estavanko, sisters Mrs Carl (Kate) Flatt of Detroit, Mrs Noah (Annie) Maddox of Lithia Springs, Georgia, Mrs Albert (Pauline) Rado of Lorain, Ohio, Mrs Selma J. (Mary) Shadrix and Mrs T. Riley (Helen) Brooks of Bremen, Georgia. 

He was preceded in death by sisters Maria in 1905, Margaret Estavanko in 1918 and brothers Michael Estavanko in 1905, John Estavanko in 1915, Joseph M. "Joe C" Estavanko in 1970 and Joseph S. "Big Joe" Estavanko in 1980.                              Return to Top


Obituary of LORRAINE (PASTORRE) ESTAVANKO(File contributed by Joe Conley)

Mrs Lorraine Estavanko, age 70, passed away at the home of her son in January 1985 of a sudden illness. 

She was a homemaker and had made her home in the Detroit area until the past year. 

She is survived by her husband, Stephen "Steve" Estavanko and by her son and daughter-in-law Mr and Mrs Steve (Elizabeth) Estavanko; one granddaughter Miss Elizabeth Ann "Liz Ann" Estavanko. 

She was preceded in death by several sisters.


Obituary of JOSEPH MICHAEL "JOE C" ESTAVANKO: (File contributed by Joe Conley)

Mr Joseph M. Estavanko, age 64, of 12128 Auburn Ave in Detroit, passed away at Westland Memorial Hospital in Westland, Michigan in May 1970. 

He was born on April 1, 1906 in Hazlebrook, Pennsylvania and was a son of the late Adam and Maria (Grega) Estavanko. 

Mr Estavanko was employed by Gabel Dairy in Detroit until working for the Lincoln-Mercury Division of Ford Motor Company, from where he retired. 

Mr Estavanko was married to the former Alma Beatrice Adams, and she survives.  He is also survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mr and Mrs Robert Cecil (Vida) Cook of Westland and by his step-mother, Mrs Mary Estavanko of Bremen, Georgia; sisters Mrs Albert (Pauline) Rado of Lorain, Ohio; Mrs Noah (Annie) Maddox of Atlanta, Georgia; Mrs Carl (Kate) Flatt of Detroit, Michigan; Mrs Selma J. (Mary) Shadrix and Mrs Thomas R. (Helen) Brooks both of Bremen, Georgia and by brothers Mr Steve Estavanko of Detroit, Michigan and Mr Joseph S. Estavanko of Bremen, Georgia. 

He was proceded in death by his mother Maria (Grega) Estavanko in 1915, father Adam Estavanki in 1940 and sisters Maria in 1905, Margaret in 1918 and a brother John in 1915. 

Local visitation and services were held in Detroit with additional visitation and services held in Logansport, Indiana where burial followed.

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Obituary of ALMA BEATRICE (ADAMS) ESTAVANKO(File contributed by Joe Conley)

Mrs Alma Estavanko, age 69, passed away at the Westland Convalescent Center in Westland, Michigan in May 1977.  She had suffered with cancer. 

Mrs Estavanko made her home at 12128 Auburn Ave in Detroit prior to her illness last year. 

She was born in Logansport, Indiana on October 21, 1907 and was married to Joseph M. Estavanko and he proceeded her in death in May of 1970. 

She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Mr and Mrs Robert Cecil (Vida) Cook of Westland and a granddaughter, Miss Robin Cecilia Cook and by a sister Virginia. 

Visitation and funeral services were held in both Detroit and in Logansport, Indiana where burial followed.

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Obituary of JOSEPH STEPHEN "BIG JOE" ESTAVANKO(File contributed by Joe Conley)

Mr Joseph S. Estavanko, age 76, passed away in June 1980 at Higgins Memorial Hospital in Bremen after a sudden illness. 

He was born on December 25, 1903 to Joseph and Mary (Majda) Estavanko in the "Nitra" community in Haralson County.   

He was employed in the construction field for many years.   

He is survived by his wife, Mrs Blanch (Wood) Estavanko of Bremen and children, Mrs Robert S. (Mary Lou) White of Atlanta; Mr Richard A. Estavanko of Bremen and Miss Patsy Joann Estavanko also of Bremen; by sisters, Mrs Selma J. (Mary) Shadrix and Mrs T. Riley (Helen) Brooks of both of Bremen, Mrs Albert (Pauline) Rado of Lorain, Ohio, Mrs Carl (Kate) Flatt of Detroit Michigan and Mrs Noah (Annie) Maddox of Atlanta, Georgia. 

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mrs Lucy Cappie (Chambers) Estavanko and sons Joseph Cappie "J. C." Estavanko and Mr Danny S. Estavanko; sisters, Miss Margaret Estavanko and brother Mr Joseph M. "Joe C" Estavanko in 1970. 

Visitation and Funeral services were held at Hightower Funeral Home in Bremen with burial following at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Bremen.   


 Obituary of PATSY JOANN ESTAVANKO: (File contributed by Joe Conley)

Miss Patsy Estavanko, age 43, passed away March 15, 1996 after a lingering illness with cancer.  She lived with her mother, Mrs Blanch (Wood) Estavanko and she survives. 

She enjoyed movies and had an amazing outlook on life regardless of the disabilities that she had. 

She is survived by brothers, David Wood and Richard A. Estavanko and sister Mrs Robert S. (Mary Lou) White of Atlanta. 

Visitation and Funeral services were held at Hightower Funeral Home in Bremen with burial following at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Bremen.

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Obituary of MARY (MAJDA) ESTAVANKO: (File contributed by Joe Conley)

Mrs Mary Estavanko age 85, of Bremen, passed away December 24, 1972 at Higgins Memorial Hospital in Bremen.   

She was born on May 31, 1887 in Slovakia and arrived in America at age 12 in 1899 and had been a resident of Haralson County the past 70 years. 

She made her home in the "Nitra" community of Haralson County for many years and then made her home with her daughter in Bremen. 

She was a charter member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Carrollton. 

Survivors include daughters, Mrs Selma J. (Mary) Shadrix and Mrs Thomas R. (Helen) Brooks both of Bremen; Mrs Albert (Pauline) Rado of Lorain, Ohio; Mrs Carl (Kate) Flatt of Detroit, Michigan; Mrs Noah (Annie) Maddox of Atlanta, Georgia and by sons Mr Joseph S. Estavanko of Bremen and Mr Steve Estavanko of Detroit, Michigan. 

She was preceded in death by her 1st husband, Mr Joseph Estavanko in 1909 and by her 2nd husband, Mr Adam Estavanko in 1940 and by a son, Mr Joseph M. Estavanko in 1970 and by her sister Mrs Eula Estvanko in 1955. 

Visitation was held at Hightower Funeral Home in Bremen with services conducted at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Carrollton with Father Edwards officiating. 

Burial followed in the Estavanko Cemetery at "Nitra".

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Obituary of  DANNY ANDREW ESTVANKO(File contributed by Joe Conley)

Mr Danny A. Estvanko, age 50, of Bremen passed away at his home on July 3, 1995, after suffering a massive heart attack. 

He was born on October 23, 1945 to Frank Andrew and Naomi Mae (Bagwell) Estvanko. 

He is survived by his mother, Mrs Naomi Mae Estvanko; his sister Mrs Donald (Dyan) Robinson of Carrollton and by brothers, Mr Ricky Estvanko and Mr Gary Estvanko of Bremen and Mr Larry Estvanko of Villa Rica. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Mr Frank A. Estvanko on September 14, 1990. 

Visitation was held at the Hightower Funeral Home in Bremen with burial following in Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Bremen.                                                Return to Top


Obituary of FRANK ANDREW ESTVANKO(File contributed by Joe Conley)

Mr Frank A. Estvanko, age 77, of Bremen, passed away at Tanner Memorial Hospital in Carrollton on September 14, 1990 after suffering a heart attack at his home the previous day. 

Mr Estvanko was born on March 13, 1913 to Paul and Eula (Timan) Estvanko in the "Nitra" community of Haralson County.   

He was employed in many fields before retiring from Southwire - Wire Division, in Carrollton several years ago. 

Mr Estvanko was married to the former Naomi Mae Bagwell, and she survives him. 

He is also survived by children, Mrs Donald (Dyan) Robinson of Carrollton; Mr Danny A. Estvanko, Mr Ricky A. Estvanko and Mr Gary Estvanko all of Bremen and Mr Larry Estvanko of Villa Rica. 

He was preceded in death by his brothers John Estvanko in 1980, Paul Estvanko Jr. in 1965 and Mr Joseph L. "Little Joe" Estvanko. 

Visitation was held at Hightower Funeral Home in Bremen with services being conducted at First Baptist Church in Bremen with internment following at Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery in Bremen.


Obituary of ADAM ESTAVANKO(File contributed by Joe Conley)

Mr Adam Estavanko, age 65, passed away at his residence in the "Nitra" community of Haralson County in February 1940. 

Mr Estavanko was born on December 25, 1874 in Kosice, Slovakia, a son of Jacob and Mary (Czimar) Estavanko.  He came to America in the late 1880's.  He was a coal miner for many years and the past 25 years was a prominent farmer in the Nitra community. 

He and his family made their home in the coal mining area of Luczerne County, Pennsylvania.  He arrived in Haralson County with his family in 1896, settling into the Slovak settlement of "Nitra". 

Mr Estavanko returned to Hazlebrook, Pennsylvania in 1898 and returned to Harlason County in November 1915. 

He is survived by his wife of 24 years, Mrs Mary (Majda) Estavanko and by children:  Mr Joseph S. Estavanko of Bremen, Miss Helen Estavanko of the home, Miss Mary Estavanko and Mrs Albert (Pauline) Rado of Lorain, Ohio; Mrs Noah (Annie) Maddox of Atlanta; Mrs Charles (Kate) Hutchings, Mr Steve Estavanko and Mr Joseph M. Estavanko all of Detroit, Michigan. 

He was preceded in death by 1st wife, Maria (Grega) Estavanko in July 1915 and by children Maria and Michael Estavanko in 1905, John Estavanko in October 1915 and Margaret Estavanko in 1918and by his brother Joseph Estavanko in 1909.    

Funeral services were conducted at the home with burial following in the Estavanko Cemetery at "Nitra".
                                                               
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Obituary of MARIA (GREGA) ESTAVANKO(File contributed by Joe Conley)

Mrs Maria (nee Grega) Estavanko of Hazelbrook, Pennsylvania and formerly of the Slovak settlement of "Nitra" in Haralson County, passed away suddenly on July 3, 1915.   

Her death was brought on from convulsions which resulted in a fall in which caused her to go into premature labor. 

She was married in Haralson County in 1897 to Adam Estavanko and he survives her along with her children Annie, Joseph M., Steve, Pauline, Margaret and John.   

She is also survived by her mother, Mrs Annie Grega and brothers Joseph Grega, Frantisek Grega and Michael Grega all of Freeland, Pennsylvania, and her In-Laws, Mr and Mrs Jacob Estavanko of the Nitra community.   

She was proceeded in death by her father, Michael Grega and by children Maria and Michael in 1905. 

Visitation took place in the family home and funeral services were held at St John Nepomucene Roman Catholic Church in Freeland, Pennsylvania with burial following in St John Nepomucene Slovak Cemetery in Freeland.                                        Return to Top


Obituary of MARGARET ESTAVANKO: (File contributed by Joe Conley)

Miss Margaret Estavanko, age 6, of the "Nitra" community passed away suddenly at her home in July 1918 from complications of a nose bleed.   

She was born in 1912 in Hazlebrook, Pennsylvania and was the daughter of Adam & Mary (Majda) Estavanko and the late Maria (Grega) Estavanko. 

Margaret was a happy child who enjoyed life daily and will be sadly missed by her family, friends and neighbors. 

She is survived by her parents and by sisters, Pauline, Annie, Kate and brothers Joseph M. "Joe C" and Steve and Joseph S. "Big Joe"; grandparents Mrs Annie Grega of Freeland, Pennsylvania and Mr and Mrs Jacob Estavanko of "Nitra". 

Funeral services were held in the home at "Nitra" with burial following at the Estavanko Cemetery at "Nitra".

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Obituary of JOHN ESTAVANKO(File contributed by Joe Conley)

John Estavanko, age 3 months, of Hazelbrook, Pennsylvania passed away October of 1915 due to complications from an early birth.   

Born on July 3, 1915 he was the son of Adam Estavanko and the late Maria (Grega) Estavanko who passed away shortly after his birth on July 3, 1915. 

He is survived by his father and siblings, Annie, Pauline, Margaret, Joseph and Steve Estavanko all of Hazelbrook; his maternal grandmother Mrs Annie Grega of Hazelbrook and paternal grandparents Mr and Mrs Jacob Estavanko of the "Nitra" community in Haralson County. 

Services were conducted in the home with burial following at St John Nepomucene Slovak Cemetery in Freeland, Pennsylvania.

 


 Obituary of SELMA J. "PETE" SHADRIX (File donated by Joe Conley) 

Mr Selma J. "Pete" Shadrix, age 78, passed away on June 18, 1997 at Higgins Memorial Hospital in Bremen, Georgia.  He was born on April 1, 1919 in Haralson County. 

Mr Shadrix was a veteran of WWII having served in the U. S Army.  He attained the rank of Sargeant.  He was employed by Cluett-Peabody in Bremen, at the "Shirt Shop" as a cutter until his retirement at age 62.  He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Carrollton. 

Mr Shadrix was married in December 1940 to the former Mary A. Estavanko and she survives him. 

Other survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, James R. and Violet (Goldin) Shadrix of Draketown, 2 grandchildren, C. Shane Shadrix and Mrs Shane (Genevie) Dryden also of Draketown, his sister, Mrs Darryl (Annalee) Rogers of Bremen and brother Mr Ollie Shadrix of Villa Rica.  He was preceded in death by several sisters and brothers. 

Visitation and funeral services were conducted at Hightower Funeral Home & Chapel of Bremen with a Mass of Christian Burial taking place at Our Lade of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Carrollton with Monsignor Michael Regan and Father John  officiating.  Internment followed at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Bremen. 

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Obituary of HATTIE (SHADRIX) KOCSIS    (File donated by Joe Conley)  

            Mrs Hattie (Shadrix) Kocsis of Bremen passed away in August 1986 at her home on Tree Top Drive in Bremen.  Mrs Kocis was born on November 21, 1921 in Haralson County.   

She met and married her husband, John G. Kocsis of Bremen, and he survives her. 

Mrs Kocsis made her home in Tallmadge, Ohio for many years until her husbands retirement from General Tire in Akron.  She had only recentley returned to Bremen to retire with her husband less than 3 months ago. 

            She is survived by her husband, John G. Kocsis and sister Mrs Darryl (Annalee) Rogers of Bremen and brothers Mr Selma J. "Pete" Shadrix of Bremen and Mr Ollie Shadrix of Villa Rica. 

            Visitation and funeral services were conducted at Jones Funeral home of Villa Rica.  Internment followed at Shady Grove Church Cemetery in Carrollton.



Obituary ofALBERT JOSEPH "RED" RADO:     (File donated by Joe Conley) 

Albert J. "Red" Rado, age 66, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 1960 at St Joseph Hospital in Lorain, Ohio.  He had been a resident of Lorain having moved from Budapest (Haralson County) Georgia in 1936. 

Mr Rado was born on October 3, 1893 in Manhattan, New York to Ignatz and Julia Anna (Poor) Rado.  As a child his family migrated to the Hungarian Settlement of "Budapest" located in Haralson County, Georgia. 

He was married to Pauline (nee Estavanko) Rado in 1929 in Haralson County, Georgia and she survives him. Mr Rado was retired from National Tube Steel Company in Lorain and was a member of St Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church in Lorain. 

He is survived by his wife, Pauline (nee Estavanko) Rado, daughters Mrs Roy H. (Elizabeth) Conley and Miss Catherine Rado, both of Lorain, Ohio, and brother William M. "Bela" Rado also of Lorain.   

Mr Rado was preceded in death by a daughter, Helen Rado in 1931, sister Mrs Margaret H. (Rado) Holley in 1945 and brother Steve G. Rado in 1951. 

Visitation was held at the Emil Dovala Funeral Home in Lorain with a Mass of Christian burial at St Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church conducted by Father Zoltan Demko. 

Burial followed in Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, Ohio. 

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Obituary ofHELEN RADO:         (File donated by Joe Conley) 

Helen Rado, newborn daughter of Albert and Pauline (nee Estavanko) Rado of the Budapest Settlement was stillborn this morning, January 17, 1931. 

She is survived by her parents Albert and Pauline (nee Estavanko) Rado, maternal grandparents Adam and Mary Estavanko of the "Nitra" Settlement and several Uncles, Aunts and Cousins. 

News of her death has caused tremendous sadness throughout the Budapest area.   

Services were held at the Budapest Cemetery by the local Parish Priest from St Joseph Catholic Church in Budapest with burial following.


Obituary ofIGNATZ RADO        1856  -  1906     (File donated by Joe Conley) 

The Budapest Community lost one of its prominent members with the passing of Ignatz Rado.   Mr Rado was born July 24, 1856 in Gyor Sopron, Hungary.  He arrived in America on August 3, 1891 and migrated to the Hungarian Settlement of Budapest in Haralson County, on August 4, 1895. He is survived by his wife Julia Anna (Poor) Rado and by his children, Steve George Rado, Albert Joseph Rado, Margaret Helen Rado and William Michael Rado. 

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Julia Rado on June 6, 1900. 

Services and burial took place at the Budapest Cemetery with services being conducted through St Joseph Catholic Church of the Budapest Community.   
                                           
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Obituary ofPAULINE (ESTAVANKO) RADO        (File donated by Joe Conley) 

 Mrs Pauline Rado, age 83, passed away Saturday, December 18, 1993, at the home of her daughter in Lorain, Ohio. 

Mrs Rado was born March 15, 1910 in Hazelbrook, Pennsylvania and grew up in the Slovak Settlement of "Nitra" in Haralson County, Georgia a daughter of the late Adam Estavanko. 

She married in 1929 to Albert Joseph "Red" Rado who preceded her in death on April 10, 1960. 

Mrs Rado was employed at National Tube Steel Company, Service Overhaul and Lorain Towel Supply where she retired from in 1975.  She was a member of St Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church in Lorain. 

Mrs Rado is survived by her daughters, Mrs Roy H. (Elizabeth) Conley and Miss Catherine M. Rado, both of Lorain, 1 grandson and 2 granddaughters and 1 Great-Grandson and by sisters Mrs Pete (Mary) Shadrix and Mrs T. Riley (Helen) Brooks of Bremen, Georgia, Mrs Noah (Annie) Maddox of Lithia Springs, Georgia and Mrs Carl (Kate) Flatt of Detroit, Michigan.  

Mrs Rado was preceded in death by her husband, Albert J. "Red" Rado, daughter Helen Rado in 1931, brothers Michael, John, Steve, Joseph M and

Joseph S. Estavanko and sisters, Maria and Margaret Estavanko. 

Visitation was held on Monday, December 20th at the John R. Dovin Funeral Home in Lorain and a Mass of Christian burial was held on Tuesday, December 21st at St Ladislaus Romas Catholic Church with burial following at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.  

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Obituary ofSTEVE GEORGE RADO:         (File donated by Joe Conley) 

Mr Steve George Rado, age 59, passed away at St Joseph Hospital in Lorain, Ohio from an extended illness on December 5, 1951. 

Mr Rado was born on May 5, 1892 in Manhattan, New York and migrated with his family to the Budapest Settlement in Haralson County, Georgia as a child.   

He was employed at National Tube Steel Company in Lorain and was a member of St Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church in Lorain as well.  He was a veteran of WWI having served in the U S Army in the Calvary Division. 

Mr Rado is survived by his wife, Mary (Horvath) Rado and children, George Newman Rado and Miss Irene Marie Rado, both of Lorain. 

Visitation was held at the Reidy-Scanlan Funeral Home in Lorain with a Mass of Christian burial taking place at St Ladislaus Roman Catholic Church in Lorain.  Burial followed at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain. 

** Note **  Mr Rado's remains were moved to Resthaven Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Avon, Ohio in then late 1960's.
 


Obituary ofJULIA RADO:         (File donated by Joe Conley) 

Julia Rado, the 2 month old infant daughter of Ignatz and Julia Anna (Poor) Rado of the Budapest community died after an extended illness on June 6, 1900.  Julia was born April 8, 1900 and had been ill since birth. 

She is survived by her parents and siblings, Steve, Albert, Margaret and William Rado.

The community mourns with the family on this sad occasion. 

Services and burial took place at the Budapest Cemetery under the direction of St Joseph Catholic Church of Budapest.

 


Obituary ofMARGARET HELEN (RADO) HOLLEY:        (File donated by Joe Conley) 

Mrs Margaret Holley, age 50, collasped and died from a massive stroke at her home in Lorain (Sheffield Twp), Ohio on May 1, 1945. 

Mrs Holley was born in April 1895 in Manhattan, New York and migrated as a child with her family to the Hungarian settlement of Budapest located in Haralson County, Georgia. 

Mrs Holley is survived by her husband, Frank John Holley and by her sons Louis Stephen Holley and Frank John Holley Jr serving in the military overseas.  She is also survived by her twin daughters Miss Margaret and Miss Julia Holley of the home, by brothers Steve G. Rado, Albert J, Rado and William M. Rado of Lorain.  

She was preceded in death by her parents Ignatz Rado in 1906 and Julia Anna (Poor) Rado in 1925 and infant sister Julia in 1900. 

Visitation was held at Reidy-Scanlan Funeral Home in Lorain with burial taking place at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain, Ohio.


Obituary ofWILLIAM MICHAEL RADO SR.         (File donated by Joe Conley) 

Mr William M. Rado Sr. age 70, passed away February 12, 1969 at St Joseph Hospital in Lorain, Ohio after a lingering illness.   

He was born on July 16, 1898 in the Hungarian settlement of Budapest (Haralson County), Georgia.  He maried Mary Helen (Kelly) Rado and she survives him. 

Mr Rado is survived by his children, Mrs Mandell (Emma) Smith of Elyria, Ohio, Mrs George (Helen) Tomasic of Lorain, Mrs Steve (Mary) Zboran of Sheffield, Ohio, Mrs Joseph (Sharon) Lalak of Huntington Park, California and Mr William M. Rado Jr of Sheffield Lake, Ohio. 

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Evelyn Rado and by brothers Steve G. Rado in 1951, Albert J. "Red" Rado in 1960 and by his sister Mrs Margaret (nee Rado) Holley in 1945. 

Visitation was held at Emil Dovala Funeral Home in Lorain with burial taking place at Calvary Cemetery in Lorain.


Obituary of Mrs. J. B. SMITH, The Bremen Gateway,Bremen, GA., Thursday Morning, March 21, 1946,Submitted by: Sabrina Combs
Funeral Friday For Mrs. J. B. Smith Held At Baptist Church

Funeral services were held at the Bremen Baptist Church last Friday morning at 11 o'clock for Mrs. Eliza Ellen Smith, wife of Mr. J. B. Smith, conducted by the pastor, Rev. Frederick E. Smith, assisted by Rev. W. O. Cook, of Cedartown, one of Mrs. Smith's former pastors.  A special song was rendered by Mr. J. E. Longino.  

Mrs. Smith was 66 years of age and died at her home early Thursday morning following a few days illness.  Her death was a great shock to her many friends.  She was a good Christian woman and was a member of the Baptist church and had many friends who will mourn her passing.  

She had a sweet disposition and made and held friends, as everyone who knew her loved her.

She is survived by her husband, Mr. J. B. Smith; four daughters, Mrs. W. P. Otwell, Bremen; Mrs. Ivy Davis, Bremen; Mrs. Clifford Munroe, Buchanan; and Mrs. Otis Bolden, Buchanan; two sons, J. W. Brookshire, Columbus; and M. M. Brookshire, Birmingham, Ala.

Pallbearers were W. P. Otwell, J. W. Smith, J. T. Smith, J. J. Smith, C. M. Brookshire, and Ivy Davis.

Burial was in the city cemetery with Hightower & Thompson Funeral Home in charge.
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Obituary of Mrs. CARRIE LOU EMMA MUNRO, Bremen Gateway (page 10),Bremen, GA
May 1, 1969,Submitted by:  Sabrina Combs

Funeral Held Sunday For Mrs. Munroe.

Mrs. Carrie Lou Emma Munroe, of Route 2, Buchanan, passed away Friday
evening, April 25.

Mrs. Munroe was born in Haralson County, December 8, 1893, the daughter
of the late Melvina Norton Brown and James Brown.  She was a member of
Bethlehem Methodist Church.

Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Virgil Haney, Buchanan, six sons :
 Clifford Munroe, Conyers; Pearman Munroe, Maurice Munroe, Sidney
Munroe, Buchanan; Emery Munroe, Carrollton; Mr. Curley Munroe, Bremen;
two sisters, Mrs. Evie Little, Felton; and Daisy Wood, Buchanan; 22
grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. from
Bethlehem Baptist Church with Rev. J.T. Williams, Rev. Clay Jacobs
officiating.  Interment Bethlehem Baptist Cemetery.

Music was rendered by the McBrayer Trio.

Hightower Funeral Home of Bremen had charge of the arrangements.
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Obituary of MR. VIRGIL MAURICE MUNROE, The Haralson County Tribune
Buchanan, GA, July 31, 1958, Submitted by:  Sabrina Combs

Funeral Held At Bethlehem For Virgil Munroe

Mr. Virgil Maurice Munroe, of Rt. 2, Buchanan, Ga. passed away at his
residence Wednesday evening, July 23, 1958 after an extended illness.

Mr. Munroe was born in Haralson County, Nov. 26, 1888, the son of the
late Caroline Winkle Munroe and Benjamin Munroe.  He was a farmer and a
member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Felton, Ga.

Survived by his wife, the former Carrie Lou Emma Brown, one daughter,
Mrs. John Haney, Bremen, Ga., six sons, Mr. Clifford Munroe,
Lawrenceville, Ga., Mr. Peerman Munroe, Griffin, Ga., Mr. Maurice
Munroe, Buchanana, Ga., Mr. Emory Munroe and Mr. Curley Munroe, both of
Bremen, Ga. and Mr. R. C. Munroe, Tallapoosa, Ga.  19 grandchildren and
one great grand-daughter.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon, July 24, 1958 at
2:30 p.m. from Bethlehem Baptist Church, Felton, Ga. with Rev. J. T.
Williams and Rev. Hershel Howard officiating. Interment was in the
church cemetery.  The Isom Lee Trio had charge of the music.

The following gentlemen served as pall bearers:  Messrs. Homer Little,
Howard Munroe, Asbury Munroe, Jimmie Folsom, M.W. King and Earl Rowell.

Hightower Funeral Home of Bremen had charge of the arrangements.
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Obituary of Theodore (Curley) Munroe, The Haralson Gateway-Beacon (page 3)Bremen, Georgia September 11, 1997, Submitted by:  Sabrina Combs,

Theodore Munroe.
Theodore (Curley) Munroe of Lakeview Drive, Bremen, died Sept. 4, 1997.

Mr. Munroe was born in Haralson County on Nov. 22, 1927, son of the late
Virgil Munroe and Carrie Brown Munroe.  He was a retired employee of
Temple Wood Products, was a veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a
member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include wife, Mrs. Juanita Estridge Munroe of Bremen; brother,
Sidney Rudolph Munroe, of Bremen; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services were Sept. 6 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with Rev.
Don Stribling officiating.

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Obituary of Rosie Irene Smith, The Haralson Gateway-Beacon,Bremen, GA, Thursday, May 17, 2001, Submitted by: Sabrina Combs
Rosie Munroe.
Rosie Irene Smith Munroe, 89, or 608 Lawson St., Bremen, died Tuesday,
May 15, 2001.

Mrs. Munroe was born in Haralson County on May 13, 1912.  She was the
daughter of the late Jacob B. Smith and the late Mrs. Eliza Crawford
Smith.  Mrs. Munroe was a homemaker and a a member of the Bremen First
Baptist Church.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, H.C.
"Cliff" Munroe and two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Davis and Mrs. Lillie Bolden.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Gerri Williams of Bremen; one son,
J.V. Munroe of Atoka, Tenn.; four grandchildren, Sabrina Combs, Mark
King, Robin Munroe and Heather Munroe; two step-grandchildren, Renate
Raymond and Dean Williams; and a number of nieces, nephews, and other
relatives.

Funeral services will be conducted from the graveside at the Bremen City
Cemetery today, May 16, at 4 p.m. with Dr. J. Howard Mills officiating.
 Music will be rendered by Heather Munroe. Interment will follow in the
Bremen City Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be J.V. Munroe, Ed Combs, Joseph
King, Mark King, Cliff Combs, and Jeremy Robinson.  Honorary pallbearers
will be Roger Chandler, Donnie Rowell, Eugene Posey, Johnny Ballew,
Pearl Ballew, and Vickie McElroy.

Hutcheson's Memorial Chapel, Buchanan


Obituary of Hubert Clifford Munroe, Bremen Gateway (page 4), Bremen, GA., November 6, 1969, Submitted by: Sabrina Combs,

Last Rites Held Thursday for Mr. Munroe

Hubert Clifford Munroe of Eatonton, Georgia, formerly of Bremen, Ga.
passed away suddenly October 27, 1969.

Mr. Munroe was born in Alabama, April 12, 1911 the son of the late
Carrie Brown Munroe and Virgil Munroe.  He was a member of Bethlehem
Methodist Church and was employed by the J. B. McCrary Company.

Survived by his wife, Mrs. Irene Smith Munroe; one daughter, Mrs.
Geraldine King, Bremen; one son, J. V. Munroe, U. S. Navy, Norfork, Va.;
one sister, Mrs. Virgil Haney, Buchanan; five brothers, Maurice Munroe,
Buchanan; Perryman Munroe, Buchanan; Curlie Munroe and Sydney Munroe,
Bremen; and Emery Munroe, Carrollton; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, October 30, at 3 p.m. from the
Chapel of the Hightower Funeral Home with Rev. Guy Redding Jr. and Rev.
Clay Jacobs officiating.  Interment Bremen City Cemetery.

Music was rendered by Rev. and Mrs. Jimmy Swilley.

They following gentlemen served as pallbearers:  Messrs. Donald Munroe,
Homer Little, Winfred Smith, J.C. Liner Jr., Danny Collen and Herbert Hill.

Hightower Funeral Home of Bremen had charge of the arrangements.


Obituary of Mr. Duncan Munroe, Banner-Messenger, Buchanan, Georgia,December 17, 1896, Submitted by: Sabrina Combs
LOCAL LEAFLETS

Just as we go to press we learn of the death of Mr. Duncan Munroe which
took place this morning about day light.

Banner-Messenger, Buchanan, Georgia, December 24, 1896

COUNTY CORRESPONDENCE

Old Grand Father Munroe departed this life Thursday morning, Dec. 17,
and was buried at Bethlehem Friday.  He was one of Haralson's oldest and
best citizens.  He was said to be the oldest man living in the county;
but now he is gone to rest.  He was a member of the Baptist church and
lived a faithful member up to death.  He has a wife, children and many
friends to mourn their loss.

Submitted by: Sabrina Combs
Note:  I typed this with all spelling/grammar errors that were actually
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Obituary of Mrs. M. C. Munroe, The Tribune, Buchanan, GA.,October, 24, 1913 Submitted by: Sabrina Combs,

Mrs. Munroe Dies Suddenly

The people of Buchanan were indeed shocked to learn of the death of Mrs.
M. C. Munroe, which sad event occurred a few miles out from Buchanan
last Friday evening.  Mrs. Munroe was apparently enjoying the best of
health up to the time of her death, and her sudden passing away
-attributed to heart failure - cast a gloom of sadness over the entire
community in which she had so long lived.  Mrs. Munroe was the wife of
B. O. Munroe, better known as "Uncle Ben," whose death occurred several
years ago.  Mrs. Munroe was a good, Christian lady, a strict member of
the church, and a friend to everybody.  Peace to her ashes.
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Obituary of Mr. William Emery Monroe, Haralson Gateway-Beacon, Bremen, GA  ,May 2, 1996, Submitted by: Sabrina Combs

William Monroe.
Mr. William Emery Monroe of Hurst Mill Road, Bremen, died Friday
morning, April 26, 1996.

He was born in Haralson County on Nov. 4, 1924, son of the late Virgie
Monroe and Carrie L. Brown Monroe.  Mr. Monroe was a retired employee of
the Douglas and Lomason Company.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Eidson Monroe.

Survivors include five daughters, Diane McKenzie and Regina Shaw, both
of Muscadine, Ala., Wanda Pitts of Carrollton, Cindy Estvanko and Jill
Pendergraft, both of Bremen; two sons, Donald Monroe of Tallapoosa and
Gary Monroe of Bremen; two brothers, Rudolph Monroe of Buchanan and
Curley Munroe of Bremen; and 18 grandchildren.

Services were April 28 at Hightower Funeral Home Chapel with the Revs.
Gordon Willingham, David Lester, W.A. Ivie and Charles Munroe
officiating.  Music was by Harold McWhorter.  The grandsons served as
pallbearers.  Interment was in Pleasant View Cemetery with Hightower
Funeral home, Bremen, in charge of arrangements. 
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Obituary of Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Martin, The Haralson Gateway-Beacon, Bremen, GA,January 16, 1986, Submitted by:Sabrina Combs

Mrs. Martin.
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Martin of Route 1, Waco, died on January 3, 1986.

Mrs. Martin was the daughter of Joseph King and Susan Clay King.  She
was preceded in death by her husband.

Surviving are: two daughters, Mrs. Doris King of Tallapoosa and Mrs.
Hazel Moore of Waco; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; nine
great, great grandchildren; two step daughters, Mrs. Sarah Kuglar of
Stockbridge and Mrs. Betty Carlson of Carrollton; a step son, Glenn
Martin of Carrollton; a sister, Mrs. Orvella Perdue of Valdosta;
brothers, David and Wylie King of Florida; and three step grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted January 5 from the Waco Baptist Church
with Rev. Gordon Willingham, Rev. Dewey Robinson, and Rev. Wayne Hamrick
officiating.

Pallbearers were J.B. Moore, Durell Barrow, Rance Barrow, Wayne Harwick,
Glynn Kuglar and M.W. King.  Interment was in the Antioch Cemetery with
Miller Funeral Home, Tallapoosa, in charge of arrangements.
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Obituary of Rev. Olin Howard King, The Haralson Gateway-Beacon,Haralson County, GA,
July 4, 1994, Submitted by: Sabrina Combs

The Rev. Olin Howard King, 76, of Waco died Thursday, June 23, 1994, in
a local hospital.  He was born in Carroll County March 10, 1918, son of
the late William T. and Annie Ardelia McGuire King.  He worked at Sewell
Manufacturing Co. before opening his own business, King's Music Shoppe
and Bookstore, Tallapoosa, in 1959 or 1960.  He served in the U.S. Air
Force in World War II and was a member of Antioch Baptist Church in the
Buncombe community.

He began preaching in Septemeber 1955, retiring from the pastorate in
1986 after having pastored Riverside Baptist Church for three years and
Bethany Baptist Church, both near Tallapoosa, for 24 years.  He was
preceded in death by two brothers and one sister.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Doris Barrow King; son and
daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Marion W. King of Chipley, Fla.; daughter
and son-in-law, Dr. Wayne and Joan Hamrick of Ringgold; sister, Myrtle
Holdbrooks of Carrollton; brothers Melvin King of Cedartown, Arnold King
of Fitzgerald, Q.P. King of Carrollton, Robert Huland King of Bremen and
Willard King of Waco; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Services were Saturday, June 25, at 4 p.m. at Antioch Baptist Church
with the Revs. Johnny Carden and Irvine Phillips and Dr. Wayne Hamrick
officiating.  Music was by a choir, directed by Dewey Caldwell and
Clarence Vines, with the congregation joining in.  Pallbearers were son,
Marion W. King; grandsons Mark King, Micah Hamrick, Tony King, and Kevin
King; and grandson-in-law, Ed Combs.  Honarary pallbearers were
preachers and his Sunday school class.  Interment was in Waco Cemetery
with Miller Funeral Home, Tallapoosa, in charge of arrangements.
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Obituary of Mr. J. J. SmithHaralson County Tribune, Buchanan, GA, Oct. 16, 1924,Page 1, Submitted by:Sabrina Combs

Mr. J. J. Smith Dies in Bremen.
Mr. J. J. Smith, age 22 years, passed away at his home in Bremen at
midnight last Thursday after a month's illness.

The deceased was one of  Bremen's most popular young men and the news of
his death was a shock to all who knew him.  He has been in robust health
until he was stricken about a month ago.  He was a son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. B. Smith, and is survived by his parents, his widow, and two small
children.

Funeral services were held at the home of the deceased last Friday
afternoon, being conducted by Rev. H. P. Shell (last name difficult to
read), after which the body was interred in the cemetery at Bremen.

The Tribune deeply sympathizes with those bereaved.
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Obituary of Mrs. Ruby Smith Davis, The Haralson Gateway-Beacon, Bremen, GA, Sept. 5, 1996, Submitted by:Sabrina Combs

Ruby Davis.
Mrs. Ruby Smith Davis of Bremen died Thursday, Aug. 29, 1996.

Mrs. Davis was born in Haralson County, May 8, 1907, daughter of the
late Jake B. Smith and Eliza Crawford Smith.  She was a retired employee
of Sewell Manufacturing Co.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Ivey Watson Davis, in 1989.

Survivors include three daughters and sons-in-law, Mildred and Guy
Redding, Billie and George M. (Junior) Robinson and Ann and Ed Davis,
all of Bremen; one sister, Irene Monroe of Bremen; 12 grandchildren; 16
great0-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Services were Friday, Aug. 30, at Hightower Funeral Home Chapel, Bremen,
with the Rev. Herman Parker and Dr. Ben Lindsey Officiating.  Music was
by the grandchildren and Sue Ezzell.  The grandsons served as
pallbearers. Interment followed in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
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Obituary of W. D. Crawford, Bremen Gateway, Bremen, GA., July 15, 1937, Submitted by:Sabrina Combs

FUNERALS
Crawford.
W. D. Crawford, 84, father of Mrs. J. B. Smith, died early Tuesday
morning at his daughter's home at 3:30 o'clock, from infirmities
incident to his age.  For the past three years he has made his home here
with his daughter and the past three months he has been confined to his
bed but he never complained and died peacefully like he lived.  He was a
native of Polk County and had lived a long and useful life and his
friends will read with sorrow of his passing.  He is survived by two
daughters, Mrs. J. B. Smith of Bremen and Mrs. Roda Gunter of Talladega,
Ala.  Funeral was held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Smith home
with Rev. G. L. Bell conducting the funeral. Burial was in the Smith
private cemetery.

(note:  The Smith cemetery is now a part of the Bremen City Cemetery)
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Obituary of Mrs. Lillie Bolden. (Don't have a name of the newspaper or a date of the obituary on this
one.  It was cut out of the paper and sent to me by a relative.  It
would probably have been in the Bremen Gateway.) Submitted by:Sabrina Combs


Mrs. Lillie Bolden.
Mrs. Lillie Ann Bolden of Wesley Camp Road, Buchanan, died Thursday,
Jan. 21, 1993, in a local hospital.  She was born in Haralson County,
Oct. 8, 1909, daughter of the late Jacob Breckinridge Smith and Eliza
Ellen Crawford Smith.  Mrs. Bolden was a retired employee of the Arrow
Co., where she worked for approximately 28 years, and a member of
Tabernacle Baptist Church in Buchanan.

Survivors include three daughters, Betty Sumlin and Bobbie Sue Worley,
both of Buchanan, and Joyce Davis of Tallapoosa; a son, Danny Bolden of
Newnan; two sisters, Ruby Davis and Irene Monroe, both of Bremen; 13
grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Bolden was preceded in
death by her husband, Otis Hugh Bolden, in 1964; also a son and two
daughters preceded her in death.

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 23, at 2 p.m. at
Tabernacle Baptist Church with the Rev. Buddy Gentry officiating,
assisted by the Rev. Rodney Wilburn.  Music was furnished by the Rev.
Buddy Gentry and Harold Blackmon, accompanied by Pat Blackmon.  Bobby
Williams, Junior Robinson, Guy Redding Jr., Chalmus Weatherby, Junior
White and Ray White served as pallbearers.  Burial was in Buchanan City
Cemetery with Hightower Funeral Home of Bremen in charge of arrangements.
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Obituary of Mr. Marion A. Barrow, Bremen Gateway, Bremen, GA., August 3, 1944, Submitted by:Sabrina Combs

Funeral Sunday For Marion A. Barrow.
Mr. Marion A. Barrow, 58, died in a hospital early last Friday morning
after an illness of several months. 

Funeral services were held from the Antioch Baptist church Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock, with Rev. R. W. Johnson officiating, assisted by
Rev. P.P. Johnson and Rev. R. L. Bates.

A large host of friends and relatives gathered to pay their last tribute
of respect.  Interment was in the church cemetery.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. M. A. Barrow, of Temple, two daughters, Mr.
O. H. King and Mrs. J. B. Moore, of Waco; three sisters, Mrs. W. D.
McKibben, of Hapeville; Mrs. D. E. Phillips and Mrs. W. T. Robinson, of
Waco; six brothers, Mr. R. O. Barrow, of Zebulon; Mr. J. T. Barrow, of
Cave Springs; Mr. L. O. Barow, Mr. T. M. Barrow, and Mr. E.V. Barrow of
Atlanta; and Rev. H.S. Barrow of Waco.

The Miller Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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Obituary of Mr. William D. Agan, The Haralson County Tribune, Buchanan, GA., January 14, 1937, Submitted by:Sabrina Combs

Wm. D. Agan, 84, Passes to Beyond.
Mr. William D. Agan, age 84 years, passed away at his home a few miles
east of Buchanan on Dec. 29th, his death being attributed to infirmities
of old age.

Mr. Agan was born in Gordon county on March 4th, 1851, but had been a
resident of this county for a number of years.  He is survived by
several children and a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held over the remains at Union Hill on the    
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Obituary of Mrs.Bush, Harriett
Mrs. Harriet Bush: A Pioneer Citizen Paid Final Tribute 

     Mrs. Harriet E. Bush, 94 years old, died at her home in the Bush Mill Community last Tuesday night following an illness of several weeks. She was a pioneer citizen of Haralson County and had resided on the same place for 72 years and in the same house for the past 64 years. 

     Mrs. Bush was a woman loved by all who knew her and she had a wide acquaintance and many called her friend and sought her advice and council. 

     On last October 15th Mrs. Bush celebrated her 93rd birthday and was surrounded by her children and a number of relatives and friends. Her death will occasion universal sorrow among those who knew and loved her. 

     Funeral Services were conducted at the Waco Baptist church last Wednesday by Rev. W. O. Cook and burial was in the Waco Cemetery. Hoyt Kenney was in charge. 

     Surviving the deceased were Mrs. J. H. Mitchell of Fosterville, TN, Mrs. T.C. Rabun of Bremen, W.C. Bush of Buchanan, and Mrs. M.T. Jarrel of Bremen. She is also survived by 27 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren.

The above can be found in a Bremen area newspaper on or about 26-Aug-1937. Harriet Waldrop Bush was born 15-Oct-1843 in Henry County GA to Thomas Greer Waldrop and Sarah Abbet Tommie (both are buried at Pineywoods Cemetery near Draketown). She was married to Abraham Posey Bush, son of John V. Bush. Harriet Waldrop Bush died 24-Aug-1937 in Haralson Co. GA:Transcribed by Michael Tucker  )            Back to Top


 

 

 

 

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