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MONROE COUNTY OBITUARY INDEX

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Mrs. G. S. Abercrombie
Mr. C. H. Abernatha
Mrs. F. G. Abernatha
Amanda Elizabeth Abernathy
Mrs. Fannie Ingram Abernathy
J. S. Abernathy
Mrs. J. S. Abernathy
Walter M. Acree
William D. Adams
Antoinette C. Dewberry Alexander
Mrs. M. E. Alexander
Mrs. Nettie Alexander
Georgia A. Allen
John Allen
Otis Allen
Tom Allen
Mrs. Wiley Allen
American Heroes in France
Mrs. J. P. Amerson-
      (Annie Lavonia Pritchett)
W. B. Amos
Hon. W. D. Amos
Mrs. Rebecca Anderson
Infant Andrews
John Roy Argo
Mrs. J. T. Arnold
Mrs. Mamie Arnold
R. T. Asbury
 

 

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R. L. Balknap
Mrs. Fannie Banks
Mrs. James T. Banks
W. B. Bankston
B. J. Bans
Jno. M. Barnes
Newton C. Barnes
R. B. Barnes
Mrs. J. B. Battle
Rev. Thomas Battle
Mrs.  Mary Bazemore
W. Roy Bennett
John Robert Benson
Jeff J. Bentley
Mrs. Eubanks Blanchard (Miss Gussie Mays)
John Wooten Bland
Tom Blissitt
Ben A. Bowden
Mrs. C. A. Bowden
Charlie Bowden
Charlie Bowden
Alice Spier Bowdoin
Mrs. Brent Bowdoin (Miss Louise Rogers)
Elbert B. Bowdoin
Ellen Bowdoin
Gip Bowdoin
J. W. Bowdoin
James Alexander Bowdoin
Joseph Bowdoin
R. B. Bowdoin, Sr.
Mrs. R. B. Bowdoin
Mrs. Warren Bracken
A. W. Bramblett
B. Bramblett
J. W. Breedlove
Mrs. Jennie Brent
Mrs. Amanda Brewer
Mrs. Mary L. Bridges
Calvin F. Brinkley
Dr. Lewis Boddie
Hilary B. Brooks
Lilia Cannon Brooks
Mr. Simeon Brooks
Ethel Shields Brown
Geo. T. Brown #1
Geo. T. Brown #2
Mrs. Lena Bryant
Mrs. Lizzie Buckholtz
E. E. Bunn
May Bell Brown Burns
J. E. Bush
A. S. Burton
Mary Smith Burton
Robert Burton
Robert Eugene Burton
William Herbert Burton
John Donald Butler
Marvin Bush
Mrs. E. M. Bush
Priscilla Moye Bush
Vally Bush (infant)
Mrs. Emmie Byars
Mrs. J. R. Byars
 

 

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George Augusta Cabaniss
H. W. Cabaniss
Henry J. Carson
Judge J. P. Carson
Mrs. Wilhelmina Carstein
J. E. Castleberry
A. W. Castlen
J. H. Castlen
Miss Mittie Castlen
W. H. Castlen
Mrs. j. W. Chaffin (Miss Mattie Goggans)
Miss Eufaula Chambers
Mrs. Lydia Chapman
Mrs. W. T. Cheves
Mrs. J. M. Childs
A. S. Chamblee
Mrs. Beulah Chambliss
Mrs. H. O. Chambliss
      (Magnolia Virdon)
Mrs. I. E. Chambliss
J. M. Chambliss
Mrs. W. F. Chancellor
Tom Clements
Judge Floyd Clower
Floyd Clower
J. F. Clower
Mrs. Annie Eliza Clower

Mrs. E. A. Cocke
Miss Newtie Cocke
William Lee Cole
Geo. W. Coleman, Sr.
Mrs. J. M. Collier
Dr. O. C. Collins
Mr. John T. Cooper
Robert Corley
Mrs. M. A. Coulon
E. G. Cox

 

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Mrs. Wilia Barfield Davis
Mrs. Hattie E. Davis  
Mrs. R. L. Davis
W. B. Davis      
Frances Day
Jane Francis Wright Dewberry
Thomas Dewberry
Thomas J. Dewberry 
Mrs. John H. Dews  
James B. Dickerson
Joseph Douglass
W. J. Dumas                                                      [Back to Index]
 

 

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J. T. Edge
Mrs. A. L. Edwards
Mrs. Eugene (Jennie) Edwards
H. E. Edwards
J. Hiram Edwards
T. J. Ellington   
Mrs. Alberta Stewart Ellis        
Rev. S. R. England
D. E. Evans
Mrs. Jeff Evans
James Evans
 

 

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Mrs. A. A. Fambro
Mrs. Clarence (English) Fambro
M. U. Fletcher
Mrs. J. A. (Ella) Floyd
Mrs. Georgia Floyd
Mrs. Sarah Floyd
James Walter Fomby
Miss Kate Ford
Judge Fred C. Foster
O. G. Frazier
Samuel Albert Free
Walker Franklin Freeman, Sr.
Jesse Lee Fuller
 

 

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Mrs. Gladys Mae Parker Gainer
Benjamin Randolph Gardner                                                   
James L. Gardner
Jesse Frederick Gardner
Kate Cauthen Gardner
Richard Gardner
Thomas Jefferson Gardner
W. Z. Gardner (Birthday)
Pattie McMullan Gregory 
Mildred Gibson
Mr. Burwell Green
John W. Green                    
Mrs. Nancy Greene
Preston F. Green
Greer, Dr., Len
Mrs. Donie Gibson
Mrs. Martha Hanson Gibson  
Erstine Maddox
J. M. Goggans 
Jim Matt Goggans 
Jim Goggans
R. W. Goggans
Mrs. Hattie Byars Goodrum
Mrs. Annie Mae Snow Goodrum
Mrs. C. O. Goodwynne 
Mrs. O. E. Goodwyne   
Mr. T. S. Grigg                         
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R. Habersham
Mrs. S. V. Habersham
H. B. Harrison
Belle Benson Ham
Mrs. P. J. Ham
Miss Ruth Hammack
Pierce Hammond, Sr.
Mrs. P. B. Hampton
    (Daisy Florence Cason)
T. M. Hanson
Mamie Perkins Harbuck
Hattie Hardin
Ida Hardin
Frank M. Harp
Lamartine Smith Harp
Mrs. Loyd Harp
Lloyd M. Harp
Martha Davis Harp
H. B. Harrison
Capt. "Tip" Harrison, James P.
Mrs. H. H. Harvey (Miss Ingram)
Mrs. G. W. Harwell
Mrs. B. M. Hathorn
Mr. B. M. Hathorne
Mrs. J. M. B. Haygood
John J. Haygood, Sr.
George Washington Head
Roy Head
J. F. Heard, Sr.
Mrs. A. A. Heath
Mrs. B. L. Henceley
W. D. Henceley
John Thomas Hickman
Mrs. B. F. Hill, Sr.
Tom Hollis#1
Thomas W. Hollis #2
Mrs. L. O. Hollis
    (Mattie Peurifoy)
Mrs. J. J. Holloway
Mrs. J. O. Holmes (Acheah Holloway)
Mrs. Elizabeth Roquemore Holmes
Mrs. C. M. Hooks
John Howard
Mrs. J. A. Huddleston
Frank M. Hunt

 

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Mrs. Nettie K. Ingram
Mrs. Nancy C. Ivey

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Algernon Decatur Jackson
Mrs. Alma Jackson
Ethel Claude Williamson Jackson
Frank L. Jackson
Frank C. Jackson
H. J. Jackson
Mrs. J. B. Jackson
Myrtle Bryant Jackson
Percy Jackson
Stephen Decatur Jackson
Mr. T. B. Jackson
Mrs. T. B. Jackson
Mrs. T. B. Jackson (2)
Mrs. Mary C. Jaugsteter
Mrs. A. J. Johnson
Ivan D. Johnson
Mrs. J. M. Johnson
J. S. Jossey
 

 

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William T. Kent
Mr. R. M. Kersey
Mary Kidd
Beulah Frances Little Kimbell
Rex King
 

 

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Mrs. Perry Laseter
R. I. Lassetter
Adrian Lawrence
R. F. Letson
B. F. Little
Jeff D. Little
Mrs. Jeff D. Little
John E. Little
Lillian Little
Robert Francis Little 
G. B. Lunsford
W. J. Lunsford  
                                           
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Erstine Maddox
Mrs. Nancy Ann Maddox
C. R. Maddox
Erstine Maddox
J. A. Maddox
Mrs. Mattie Maddox
M. M. Maddox
R. C. Maddox
George Mann
Mrs. Manning
Mrs. J. J. Mapp
Mrs. Mary Rumble Marks
M. A. Martin
J. E. Matthews
Mrs.  I. S. Maynard
Rev. Jesse Mays
John Mays
Lamar Mays
Verna Mays
Mrs. J. A. Means, Sr. (Birthday celebration)
Mr. W. B. Meek
Oscar T. McComon
W. A. McComon
Ida Smith McCord
D. L. McCoy
Mrs. H. J. McCoy
Miss Mattie Mae McDowell
Mr. John McGinty
J. D. McGowan
Hezekiah Joshua McKenney
Miss Lula McKinney
George Goodrum McMullan
Mr. R. T. McMullen
Mrs. F. M. Means
Clinch Merritt
Mrs. Mattie W. Merritt
Mrs. R. C. Merritt (Miss Mary Webb)
Miss Mae Mitchell
Mrs. N. F. Mitchell
Judge Mobley
Mrs. E. M. Moore
J. B. Moore
E. W. Morrison
Mrs. C. T. Mower
   (Mary Lou Thrash)
Spencer S. Mullins
 

 

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Mrs. Mary Norris
James Lamar North
 

 

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Sadie Owen

 

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Mrs. Amelia Peebles
Miss Annie Peebles
Mr. John Peters
Miss Byrdie Peurifoy
Mrs. B. B. Pettit 
   (Dorothy Morcock?)
E. Z. Pharr
Mrs. S. C. Phinazee       
Mr. Walter Phinazee            
Mr. John F. Pierson    
William Pierson  
T. C. Pippin  
Mrs. I. B. Player
John C. Poe  
C. P. Ponder                                           
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Mrs. Elizabeth Ponder
Mrs. Georgia Ponder

James M. Ponder
Tom C. Porch
U. L. Porch
Mrs. Annie Lee Spier Pritchett
Mr. J. L. Pritchett
Martha Ann Pritchett
Mrs. A. J. Purifoy
 

 

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Lillian Burton Renfroe
Thomas Lee Renfroe
John Benson Reynolds
Byrd Lowe Rickenbaker
Mrs. C. M. Rockmore (Roquemore)
W. F. Roquemore
Mrs. Allen (Ingram) Rogers
E. H. Rogers
Little James Rogers
John Banks Rogers
F. E. Rowland
W. F. Rudisill
Bela U. Rumble
 

 

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Mrs. L. S. Saffold
E. B. Sanders
Mrs. A. I. Sandifer
Mrs. J. A. Sappington
John Sappington
Kiddie Howard Sappington

Newsome A. Sappington
Mr. D. T. Sawyer
Julia Scales
E. C. Scott
Andrew M. Shepherd
Mrs. J. D. Shi
A. C. Smith
Edgar Lamartyne Smith
Mrs. George W. Smith
Mr. Hull Smith
J. S. Smith
James M. Smith
Mrs. Lucinda Smith
Mrs. Maggie Speir Smith
Mrs. Nettie Smith
Mrs. Elizabeth Chapman Smith
Mrs. Nancy Pearl Wooten Smith
A. H. Sneed
Mrs. A. H. Sneed
Miss Carrie Sneed
William Raiford Sneed
William Sneed
Prof., J. P. Speir
Mr. William Frank Speir
Miss Louise Bessie Starrett
Henry M. Stewart
Mrs. Mary S, Stone
William D. Stone
J. C. Story
Arthur Lee Stuart
Pearl Hobbs Stuart
Miss Missouri Sullivan
Mrs. C. L. Sutton
George A. Sutton
Mrs. James P. Sutton
John Lumpkin  Sutton
Mary Sutton
Mrs. Sallie King Sutton
Herbert H. Swasey
Mrs. W. J. Sykes
Mrs. M. F. Symonds
 

 

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Mrs. Carrie Talmage
Lois Tarpley
Eden Taylor, Sr.
Geo. A. Taylor
L. F. Taylor
George W. Thornton
Miss Julia Thurmond
Dr. T. D. Thurmond
S. S. Toney
Bettie Little Tribble
D. J. Tribble  
Mr. Archibald Daniel Tingle 
Hatcher Turner
Mr. R. J. Tyner                   

V          
 Hal Vaughn   
M. R. Vedder                                                                                                             
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John Everingham Wadley
William Oconius Wadley
Thomas E. Waites
Dr. Chapel Walker
J. F. Walker
W. H. Walker
Amanda Menerva Hudson Watkins
Anna Sutton Watkins
Augustus Allen B. Watkins
Benjamin Taylor Watkins
James Sutton Watkins, Sr.
Maude McCough Watkins
W. F. Watkins
William Frank Watkins
Zachary Taylor Watkins
Jodie Watson
Rufus H. Watson
Judge W. D. Watson (Article)
Mrs. Elizabeth Watts
Mrs. R. E. Watts
     (Mamie Coleman)
Charles Green Webb
Mr. W. H. Westbrook
A. B. White
Benjamin White
Mrs. Permkle T. White
Willie Eugenia Smith White
Willie Madelaine Lewis White
Vicki Diane Neely Wiley
Captain H. L. J. Williams
Miss Carolyn Williamson
Mrs. M. C. Williamson
Mrs. Nell Burke Williamson
Philip Williamson
Mrs. S. V. Williamson
Mrs. Marium Miller Williford
G. W. Willis
Miss Eva Wilson
Milton Monroe Wilson
Peter C. Wilson
Thomas Edward Wilson
Mrs. Carrie Woodson
Joe W. Worsham
Mrs. Chas. T. Wolf
Mrs. Ann Womble
Mrs. Wright
Mrs. Isa Speer Wright
 

 

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Mrs. Lena Yancey
Martha Peeples Young   

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Zellner, A. J
Zellner, Harriet Taylor

OBITUARY – MONROE ADVERTISER – AUGUST 19, 1926

 

CAPTAIN J. M. PONDER

DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Captain J. M. Ponder, after an illness of several months, passed away at his home in Forsyth Friday night, August 12.  Captain Ponder was a

Confederate Veteran 80 years of age, a member of one of the prominent families of the county and a man long and successfully identified

with the business interests of Forsyth.  He was at one time in the merchandise business here and was the founder of the first cotton mill

in this county.

He later held the chief interest in the First National Bank of Forsyth and at the time of his death was president of the Middle Georgia

Loan and Trust Co. He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Sam Rutherford; a brother, Mr. John L. Ponder of Miami, Fla., and two granddaughters, Misses Juliette and Eleanor Rutherford.

The funeral was conducted at the home Saturday afternoon by Dr. A. Chamblee, assisted by Rev. C. W. Henderson and interment was in the
city cemetery. 

Tribute to Capt. J. M. Ponder (Monroe Advertiser, January 21, 1916)
MR. R. B. STEPHENS PAYS TRIBUTE TO CAPT. J. M. PONDER
My Dear Mr. Editor:-
     Allow me to say a few words in my own rough way, relative to my old friend and former business partner, and competitor, Captain J. M. Ponder as I hear that he is contemplating retiring from the banking business; the business both he and I have engaged in for many, many long years.
     Captain Ponder is a man of the old school, having in a marked degree three distinct traits of character: courtesy, dignity and honesty.  In a business matter, he wanted only what was honestly his, but would spurn a tainted dollar.  Captain Ponder has done his part fully as to all he was due his town.  By a gift of $5,000, he made possible the building of the annex to Bessie "Tift" College, named "Ponder Hall" in his honor.  Also he built several store houses and the large cotton factory now owned and operated so successfully by his worthy brother-in-law, Mr. C. A. Ensign, and sons.

For many years Captain Ponder was one of the leading and up to date dry goods merchants of our town.  In the mercantile field he made a signal success.  Now, lest ye forget (and it seems sometimes awfully easy for some persons to forget), I will give you a bit of history.  Captain Ponder, J. J. Cater and a few other persons who were interested in our town, seeing the need of a bank here that would loan money to the farmer any time he offered the proper collateral, organized the present old Bank of Forsyth.  The object was not for personal gain or profit, for they had a paying business themselves, but solely to enable the farmer to borrow money the year round.  For when they started the Bank of Forsyth, the very best farmers in our county could not come here to Forsyth, and borrow fifty dollars except for about four months in the year.  Captain Ponder was the first president of the Bank of Forsyth.  Later on he sold his stock and organized the present First National Bank, that has been one of our leading banks for a long time. (Note by transcriber: This article is missing the last few paragraphs and is not complete.)

Dr. Len Greer (Submitted by Jane Newton)
Monroe Advertiser   December 15, 1896

Dr. Greer dead 
Dr. Len Greer died yesterday in Atlanta after a protracted illness.  Dr. Greer was for  long 
time a resident of this city and has many friends who are pained to hear of his death.  He was 
a brother of the late Mrs. T. M. White and an  uncle of Dr. M. R. White and Misses Pauline and 
Lavina White.  The remains were brought to this city this morning and interred in the family burying 
ground in Dillards District. [Back 
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 The Atlanta Constitution Transcribed by Lynn Cunningham
4 April 1908

Death Claims Prof. Spier.
Well-Known Atlantan Had Been in Poor Health for Eight Years.

Professor J.P. Spier, a Confederate veteran and one of the most widely known
citizens of the city, died at his residence on Houston street yesterday
afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Though his death came as a surprise to his friends, Professor Spier had been
in poor health for some years, having about eight years ago given up his
work as expert accountant on account of prolonged ill health.

Since that time he has devoted his energies to the training of bookkeepers
and other business men, many of the most prominent young men of this city
having been his pupils.

Professor Spier was born in Pike county in 1844, being the son of Judge
Allison Spier. At the outbreak of the war he enlisted in the First Georgia
cavalry, serving until the end of the war. He is survived by his wife and
one son, William Kendall Spier.
The body will be carried to Fairburn, Ga., this morning for funeral and
interment.



Any information on this family welcomed...

1 Allison Connett Spier b: 28 December 1803 in Hancock County, Georgia d: 24
October 1865 in Fayette County, Georgia
. +Mary Middlebrooks b: 31 March 1807 in Georgia d: 25 April 1860 in Fayette
County, Georgia m: Abt. 1830 in Monroe County, Georgia [?]

... 2 [1] Mary Palestine Spier b: 16 June 1833 in Monroe County, Georgia d:
29 November 1904 in Fayette County, Georgia
....... +Joseph Jarrell b: Abt. 1827 in Georgia d: in (Civil War) m: 31
January 1849 in Pike County, Georgia src: Marriage Record - Pike County,
Georgia
... *2nd Husband of [1] Mary Palestine Spier:
....... +William Malone b: 29 April 1820 in Georgia d: 07 November 1897 in
Fayette County, Georgia m: 19 December 1865 in Fayette County, Georgia

... 2 Alfred Spier b: Abt. 1835 in Monroe County, Georgia

... 2 Benjamin A.H. Spier b: Abt. 1837 in Monroe County, Georgia

... 2 James H. Spier b: Abt. 1840 in Pike County, Georgia

... 2 Martin Spier b: Abt. 1841 in Pike County, Georgia

... 2 Allison Spier b: Abt. 1843 in Pike County, Georgia

... 2 Jackson P. Spier b: Abt. 1845 in Pike County, Georgia d: 03 April 1908
in Fulton County, Georgia
....... +Helen L. /?/ [Back to Index]
 

J. E. BUSH PASSES AWAY.  (Monroe Advertiser,  Apr. 12, 1973, file submitted by Jane Newton)
Funeral services for Jackson Evans Bush, 93, of Barnesville who died Friday, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday in the chapel of
Haisten Funeral Home.  Burial was in the Greenwood Cemetery, Barnesville.
Mr. Bush, a native of Monroe County, was the oldest living graduate of Gordon Institute.  He was also a graduate of the
Georgia School of Pharmacy and owned the Barnesville Drug Co. for many years.  He was a former drug inspector of the
State of Georgia.
When a portion of Monroe County was partitioned to form Lamar County, Mr. Bush became the first state representative
from Lamar County.  He was a former mayor of Barnesville and life long member of the First United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Griffith Bush of Barnesville; a son, Morris Williams Bush of Chevy Chase, Md.;
two daughters, Mrs. D. E. Sellers, Jr., of Front Royal, Va., and Mrs. A. J. Perrone, Jr., of Columbia, S. C.   
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GEORGIE GOODRUM MCMULLAN (Monroe Advertiser, April 12, 1973, file submitted by Jane Newton)
Funeral services for George Goodrum McMullan, 54 of Route 2, Forsyth, who died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday
were held at 3 p.m. Friday in the Fairview United Methodist Church.  Burial was in the church cemetery with the Rev. Jack
Waldrep officiating.
Mr. McMullan was a native of Monroe county, the son of the late George G. McMullan and the late Donie Walker McMullan.
He was a retired Chief Petty Officer of the United States Navy.  He also was a cattleman.
Mr. McMullan was a member of the Forsyth Presbyterian Church where he was a deacon.  He belonged to the Fleet
Reserve and the Cattle Association.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lilac Harris McMullan of Forsyth; a daughter, Mrs. George Berry of Atlanta; four sisters
Mrs. Douglas E. Newton of Baltimore, Md., Mrs. A. D. Giddens and Mrs. Scott White, both of Macon; a brother, Jay
McMullan of Bloomingdale, Ill; and two grandchildren.
The pallbearers were Tommie Jones, Wayne Jones, Dudley Flanagan, Walker Waldrep, Billy Smith and Buddy Howard.
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THOMAS E. WAITES buried at Dexter. (Monroe Advertiser, Nov. 16, 1943, file submitted by Jane Newton)
The following account of the passing of Thomas E. Waites, who has a number of relatives here, is taken from the
December 10 issue of the Macon News.:
Dublin - Funeral services for Thomas E. Waites, of Dexter, who died in the Macon hospital Wednesday morning,
were held Thursday at the Dexter Baptist Church at 4 p.m. with the Rev. C. E. Vines, officiating.  Interment
followed in Northview cemetery, Dublin.
Mr. Waites, who was 64, was born and reared in Butts county, and moved to Laurens county in 1909.  He had
been engaged in farming here ever since.  He had been ill for one week before his death.  Mr. Waites was a
member of the Baptist church.
Survivors include his widow, the former Miss Mary Porter Moore; one daughter, Miss Inez Waites, and six sons
T. E. Waites, Jr., of Detroit, Mich., J. C. Waites of Dublin, Clarence Waites of Miami Fla., Morris Waites of
Orlando, Bradford Waites of Dublin and Alton Waites of Dexter; two brothers, Walter L. Waites of Dexter,
and W. E. Waites of Forsyth and one sister, Mrs. Everett Radcliff of Thomaston.
Pallbearers were Roy Waites, Davis Dawkins, Hugh Waites, Charles Thomas, Clinton Waites and Gene Gilbert.

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Mrs. Warren Bracken, (Monroe Advertiser Nov. 16, 1943, file submitted by Jane Newton)
The sympathy of may friends is extended Mrs. M. S. Strother, who was called Sunday to Newton, Ala. by
the death of her mother, Mrs. Warren Bracken. Mrs. Bracken was buried on December 18th, her ninety-
third birthday.  Her death followed a brief illness, and up until the time she became ill, she had led
an active life.  Before her marriage she was Mrs. Sarah Conner, of Newton Ala.  There are seven children,
surviving her, and all of them gathered at the home for her funeral.
The survivors are three sons, M. H. Bracken, Enterprise, Ala., A. W. Bracken, Birminghanm, Ala; and T.
B. Bracken, Atlanta, Ga., four daughters, Mrs. W. V. Strother, Moultrie, Ga.; Mrs. M. N. Killebrew, Newton,
Ala., Mrs. J. O. Rogers, Deland, Fla., and Mrs. M. H. Strother, Forsyth.[Back to Index]
 

C. P. PONDER Passes from Heart Attach. (Monroe Advertiser Nov. 16, 1943, submitted by Jane Newton)
Chas. P. Ponder, popular Forsyth citizen and member of a prominent Monroe county family, passed away
at his home here early Thursday morning following a heart attack Wednesday afternoon.  He was 65
years of age and was engaged in war work at Robins Field at the time of his passing.
He is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. Guy Conner of Unadillia, and three grandchildren;
two sisters, Mrs. C. M. McGee of Greenville, S. C., and Mrs. J. M. Sitton of Ithica, N. Y; two brothers
A. A. Ponder of Madison and E. J. Ponder of Forsyth; one aunt, Miss Sallie Evans of Forsyth.
Funeral arrangements had not been completed at the time the Advertiser went to press. [Back to Index]

MRS. NANCY PEARL WOOTEN SMITH (Mrs. Robert E. Smith), Monroe Advertiser 2-28-1963,  File submitted by Jane Newton
LAST RITES FOR MRS. ROBERT E. SMITH.  Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Pearl Wooten Smith, 81, of
Forsyth, who died Saturday after a long illness, were held at 3 p.m. Monday in the Chapel of
the Andrew A. Dillon Funeral Home. The Rev. John Burch officiated and burial was in the Forsyth City
Cemetery.
Mrs. Smith was a native of Monroe County, the daughter of the late Will Wooten and the late Mary Francis
Wooten.  She was the widow of Robert Elbert Smith.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Clarence Doster of Forsyth, and Mrs. Nellie Booth of Milwaukee, Wisc.
one son, Frank Smith, Sr. of Forsyth; thirteen grandchildren and eight grand-children. The pallbearers were
grandsons of Mrs. Smith. [Back to Index]

May 9, 1829 MRS. LYDIA CHAPMAN 
OBITUARY.  Died in Muscogee county on the 25th of April, 1829, Mrs. Lydia Chapman
Of Monroe county, in the 72nd year of her age; in the death of this truly amiable and
Excellent woman, an extensive circle of friends have to mourn the loss of one of
Their brightest ornaments, and a numerous family of children have to deplore the
Loss of a faithful and experienced guardian and friend.  To a fine and cultivated
Mind, Mrs. Chapman added a suavity of manners and a mildness of disposition that
Endeared her to a devoted family and an admiring circle of acquaintances, and by
Whom her death is deeply deplored.  All thought Mrs. C. died at “a good old age”;
Yet her death if possible, is more deplored by her family and friends, than if she
Had been cut off in the prime of life.  They have been so long accustomed to apply
To her for counsel and advice, and to rely upon her wisdom and experience in all
The difficult and trying exigencies of life, that her loss is felt with a force
That transcends the ordinary loss of the head of a family.  But they have the
Consolation of believing, that she died in the full assurance of the hope of a 
Blessed immortality; and hope was anchored on the “Rock of Ages.”  Her long and
Valued life was marked with the strictest purity of Christian Morals; and never
Did a Human Breast contain more of the mily of Human Kindness than hers.  She was
Emphatically a follower of the meek and lowly Jesus; and she evinced her faith in
Him by humbly endeavoring to perform those duites, which he by his life and 
Doctrines inculcated; and which shed a moral luster over the life and character
Of his humblest followers.[Back to Index]

JUDGE J. P. CARSON Claimed by Death (Monroe Advertiser, Dec. 23, 1943, file submitted by Jane Newton)
Judge j. P. Carson, well known Forsyth citizen, passed away at a Macon hospital Sunday.  He was 74 years of
age and had been ill only a short time of heart trouble.  Member of a prominent Monroe county family, he was an
upright citizen, a staunch democrat and a leader in Masonic circles.  He was one of the oldest members
of the Forsyth bar and for more than 30 years had served as justice of the peace of the Forsyth District.
He was a man noted for his painstaking care in details and was often sought for information that was not
otherwise available. He is survived by two brothers, D. C. Carson of Village Mills, TEx., and C. F. Carson
of Los Angeles, Calif.  The funeral was conducted Thursday afternoon at the Bramblett Funeral Home by
Rev. W. B. Hollingsworth, pastor of the First Baptist church.  Interment was in the Forsyth cemetery
with a group of his friends and the Masonic fraternity acting as pallbearers. [Back to Index]
 

Vickie Diane Wiley (Monroe Reporter, Nov. 28, 2007)
Vickie Diane Wiley of Forsyth died Saturday, Nov. 24, 2007.  Funeral Services were held Monday Nov. 26 at Northside Congregational
Holiness Church with burial in Monroe Hills Memorial Gardens.  The Rev. Eddie Webb officiated. Mrs. Wiley was born in Covington on
1959.  Her father, David Robert Neely, preceded her in death.  She was a homemaker.
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 DR. LEWIS BODDIE

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The Monroe Advertiser, 26 Sep 1913 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

MRS. P.J. HAM DIES. Mrs. Carrie Ham, wife of the late Mr. P. J. Ham, at one time Coroner of Monroe County, died on Sunday morning about 10:00. Her death was altogether unexpected and has caused universal sadness. At the time of her death she was staying with her nephew Mr. R. E. Smith. She had passed the seventy third milestone on life’s journey when the end came.
She was buried at the old Smarr Burying Ground, the services being conducted at the grave by Dr. A. Chamlee of Forsyth.
She leaves no children, but other relatives and host of friends mourn her death.
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The Southern Recorder, 26 January 1832 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

DIED, on the 6th inst. at her late residence in this county, Mrs. Nancy Greene, consort of the Rev. Miles Greene, in the 53d year of her age.
Her death was sudden and unexpected, being at first only diseased by what was then believed to be a temporary disorganization of the stomach, which was succeeded by a total derangement of the system, and terminated in mortification.
Twenty-five years of her life she had been a professor of religion in the Methodist Episcopal Church, where she enjoyed all the confidence to which a life of piety is justly entitled. It is with unspeakable comfort that her disconsolate friends can associate with the memory of her virtuous life, the dear recollection of her triumphant death. In her death has been dissolved all the tender ties known to nature. To surviving friends, dear is the memory of the virtuous dead.
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The Monroe Advertiser, 26 Oct 1939 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

Woods Accident is Fatal to John Argo

Failing to reach safety by a few feet, a Moran farmer died Friday under a falling tree and the body was discovered Saturday.
The victim was John Roy Argo, who left home Friday afternoon to cut wood. The body was found Saturday and a Monroe county coroner’s jury came to the conclusion that a tree which he cut fell on him. A limb lay across the back of his neck.
It was reported that condition of the body indicated Mr. Argo died about 1 p.m. Friday.
Mr. Argo was born in Macon, the son of William Argo and Mrs. Margaret Winter Argo, and in recent years had been engaged in farming at Moran.
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. F. L. Tyner, Moran; two brothers, T.V. Argo, Macon, and W. D. Argo, Brunswick.
The body was taken to Hazlehurst for funeral and burial.
The Monroe Advertiser, 29 Oct 1942 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)[Back to Index]
 

Mrs. Ida Hardin Is Claimed By Death

Mrs. Ida Hardin of Holton, who had lived out her four score years, passed away at her home Sunday, October 18. She spent a great part of her life in Monroe county and was a good christian (sic) woman. She was one of the oldest and most faithful members of Old Salem church and was always eager to minister to those who were sick and in need.
She is survived by three daughters, one of whom is Mrs. Bob Davis of Holton. Funeral services and interment were at Old Salem church on October 19 with the Bramblett Funeral Home in charge.


The Monroe Advertiser, 26 Feb 1925 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

W.D. HENCELY DIES AT HIS HOME IN FLOVILLA. Following an illness of several months, Mr. W. D. Hencely, a well-known and highly esteemed citizen, passed away at his home in Flovilla Saturday night at 8 o’clock. He had been confined to his bed for the past 11 months and suffered from a complication of ailments.
Mr. Hencely was 80 years of age and a Confederate veteran He had been a resident of Flovilla for a number of years and had many friends who regret to learn of his passing. Surviving are his wife, who was a Miss Zellner, of Monroe county; four sons, Mesers. J. H. Hencely of Cuthbert, W. H. Hencely of Monroe county, E. T. Hencely of Gladesville, and B. H. Hencely of Flovilla; four daughters, Mrs. W. S. Lunceford of Juliette, Mrs. Goodwin of Vienna, Mrs. J. T. Thompson of Rockmart, and Mrs. Norris Mays of Flovilla; a brother, Rev. B. L. Hencely of Forsyth, and a sister, Mrs. Jim Chambliss of Macon.
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The Monroe Advertiser, 7 Jun 1890 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

SUDDEN DEATH. On Saturday the 28th ultimo, Mrs. Hattie wife of Mr. Edgar Hardin, of Russelville, died suddenly at the home of their neighbor, Mr. M. J. Huguly. Mrs. Hardin, together with some friends, was in attendance upon a holiday dining at the home of Mr. Huguly, and about 1 o’clock when dinner was announced, as she was preparing to repair to the dining room she was stricken down suddenly and died in five minutes, it is presumed from heart disease. The deceased was in the vigor of womanhood and bade fair for a long life. Thus is it shown that “while in life, we are in the midst of death.” She leaves a grief-stricken husband and infant babe, besides other relatives and friends, to mourn her death.
Our heart-felt sympathies go out to the bereaved husband in his sad affliction.
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The Monroe Advertiser, 7 Jan 1910 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

PIONEER CITIZEN HAS PASSED AWAY—Like the Ripe Wheat T. M. Hanson dies After Living His Allotted Time.

Christmas took away from our midst a citizen who had lived nearly one hundred years. Mr. T. M. Hanson, an uncle of Misses Mattie and Annie Hanson and a cousin of Major Hanson, the great railroad financier.
Mr. Hanson was ninety years of age, May 1909, and perhaps the oldest citizen of Monroe county. He died poor in this world’s goods, but today occupies as much space in Oakland cemetery as will his wealthy cousin when he shall have to pass through the dark shadow of the valley of death. He was a consistent member of the Methodist church and lived his religion as best he knew.
Peace to the old man’s ashes.
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The Monroe Advertiser, 27 Jan 1913 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

DEATH OF MISS GIBSON. A sad death was that of Miss Mildred Gibson, second daughter of Mr. D. H. Gibson, of Juliette, which occurred at her father’s home Wednesday evening about four o’clock, after an illness of nine days with typhoid fever.
Miss Gibson was a lovely young lady just budding into womanhood and her death came as a shock to her many friends.
It was in the sunny month of June, just eighteen years ago, that Mildred came to bless the hearts and home of her parents, and in the same fair month she was laid to rest. Possessing a bright, sunny nature she was the light and joy of her family, and sad indeed must be that home since her going away.
Her devotion to her aged grandmother, who preceeded her to a better land just one month and two days, was exceedingly beautify.
The funeral services were conducted at Cabaniss Baptist Church Thursday afternoon at two o’clock by Rev. G. W. Hansford in the presence of a large number of sorrowing friends, interment being in the cemetery at that place.
She leaves her father, two sisters, Misses Fannie and Ethel Gibson, and two brothers, Clarence and Hugh, and numerous friends and relatives to mourn her death. To there (sic) we extend sincerest sympathy.
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The Monroe Advertiser, 15 Jan 1904 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

MRS. E. A. COCKE DEAD. At her home at Bolingbroke, Mrs. E. A.(Anne E. Castlen) Cocke died Sunday night at eight o’clock at the age of 70 years. She was long a member of the Methodist church and a faithful worker. Numberless are her deeds of kindness and charity. She donated the land on which the beautiful little church at Bolingbroke now stands.
The interment took place at Mt. Zion cemetery, Rev. J. O. Brand assisted by Rev. W. T. Hunnicutt, conducted the ceremony.
Mrs. Cocke leaves several sons and daughters and other relatives to mourn her death, and to these the heartfelt sympathy of many friends are extended.
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J. F. Clower (The Constitution, Atlanta, GA, Saturday, March 11, 1916 - File contributed by Meredith Clapper)
J. F. Clower, aged 72, died Friday at the Confederate Soldiers' home.  He is survived by one son, Jesse Clower, of Forsyth, Ga. The body was taken to Poole's.
{Believe that should be brother, Jesse, & Floyd was survived by several offspring}
 

Floyd Clower died ( Monroe Co., GA newspaper,  17 March 1916 - File contributed by Meredith Clapper)
J. Floyd Clower, aged 72, died last Friday at the Confederate Soldier's Home in Atlanta.  He was a native of Monroe County.  He was married to Miss Myrick, who died several years ago.  He is survived by several children, all of whom live in Atlanta. 
His many Monroe county friends will regret to learn of his death.

JOHN ALLEN; The Monroe Advertiser, December 1902 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

Pioneer Citizen Dead              Mr. John Allen, one of the oldest citizens of Monroe county, died on Sunday night at his home near Dame’s Ferry.  He was buried from Holly Grove church on Monday afternoon.  Rev. M. L. Carswell conducted the burial service.  The deceased was a widely known and esteemed citizen.  His wife, six daughters and three sons and a number of grand-children survive him.  He is said to leave behind eighty living descendants.  Had he lived until the last day of December , he would have been eight-five years of age. (born 30 December 1818; died 30 November 1902). [Back to Index}

WALTER M. ACREE: The Monroe Advertiser, 27 February 1930 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

Walter M. Acree Dies At Camilla Sunday 

            The following account of the death of Mrs. Walter M. Acree, father of Mrs. H. E. Newton, is taken from The Macon Telegraph:

            Camilla, Ga., Feb 25—Walter M. Acree, 58, died at his home in Camilla Sunday afternoon after a lingering illness of four months.  Mr. Acree was born near Camilla and lived his entire life in the community.  He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Acree, pioneer settlers of Mitchell county.  The remains were interred at the new cemetery this morning at 10 o’clock.  The pallbearers were B. H. Jenkins, Dan Palmer, P.C. Cullens, E. J. Vann, B. E. Carlisle, F. A. Brown and Leon Perry.  The honorary pallbearers were C. D. Crow, Dr. McDaniel, W. L. Butler, G. B. Baggs, T. G. Tyson, W. H. Bullard and W. E. Holton.

            Mr. Acree was a farmer and a member of the Methodist church.  He is survived by one brother, W. G. Acree, of Savannah, and one sister, Mrs. J. L. Brown, of Camilla; one son, Max Acree, of Orlando, Fla., and four daughters, Mrs. H. E. Newton, of Forsyth, Mrs. Mamie Sue Mills, of Camilla, and Misses Martha and Aurora Acree of Camilla.

            Rev. A. W. Reese, pastor of the Methodist church, assisted by Rev. W. T. Halstead, pastor of the Baptist church, and Rev. Mr. Mitchell, pastor of the Presbyterian church, conducted the funeral.  [Back to Index}

 MRS. FANNIE BANKS; The Monroe Advertiser, 26 February 1925 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

 Mrs. Fannie Banks Dies at Home of Daughter in Macon

            The funeral of Mrs. Fannie White Banks, aged 71, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. R. M. Worsham, 140 Beach avenue, Macon, where she was on a visit, was held Wednesday afternoon at Marvin Methodist church at Johnstonville, and interment was in the Greenwood cemetery beside her husband who preceded her nearly forty years ago.

            Mrs. Banks was the daughter of Judge Jim White, one of the pioneer citizens of Monroe county, whose home was noted for its old Southern hospitality.  At the death of her husband she was left with a large family of small children, for whom she gave her life’s labor, but at the same time found time to help organize Marvin church, where she was active in every department.  The funeral was in charge of Rev. Sherman England, the first pastor of this church but now of Thomaston, assisted by Rev. L. W. Browder of the Barnesville circuit, and Rev. R. L. Bivins of the Forsyth Baptist church.  Rev. England told of being the first pastor and Marvin church being his first charge and what an inspiration the help and prayers and co-operation of this good woman was to him.

            Mrs. Banks is survived by three sons, Ben T. and Ollie Banks, Forsyth, James Banks, Barwick; four daughters, Mrs. Vallie Flewellen, McIntosh, Fla, Mrs. R. M. Worsham, Macon, Mrs. Charles Head, Barnesville, and Mrs. Farley Haygood, Goggans. Three brothers, Joe B. White and Ed. R. White, Forsyth, and Dave P. White, Gainesville. A large company of relatives and friends attended the funeral. [Back to Index}

 MRS. MARY BAZEMORE: The Monroe Advertiser, 19 February 1931 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

Funeral of Mrs. Mary Bazemore Held Sunday 

            The following account of the funeral of Mrs. Mary M. Bazemore, esteemed citizen of Monroe county, is taken from the Monday edition of the Macon Telegraph:

            The funeral services of Mrs. Mary Murcheson Bazemore were held at the grave at the Bazemore cemetery in Monroe county at 11 o’clock yesterday morning.  Elder Clifford Green officiated, and interment was in the family lot.  Mrs. Bazemore died Friday afternoon after an illness of a few days.  She was 56 years of age and was the widow of R. H. Bazemore.  The following were pallbearers:  H. J. Bazemore, R. E., J. W., G. P. Bazemore, C. J. Holloway and T. R Thigpen. [Back to Index}

 MRS. JENNIE BRENT: The Monroe Advertiser, 16 October 1903 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

 Mrs. Jennie Brent Dead, sixty-five years old, died at 8 o’clock last night at her home at Fort McPherson.  The deceased was the wife of Thomas Y. Brent.  The funeral will be held tomorrow at Forsyth, Ga.

            The above from the Atlanta Journal, 18th instant, will be read with regret by the friends of this good woman.  Mrs. Brent was born and reared in Monroe county and leaves a husband, several children to mourn her loss.  To them we extend deepest sympathy. [Back to Index}

 MRS. MARY L. BRIDGES: The Monroe Advertiser, 17 September 1942 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

 Mrs. Bridges, 74 Is Claimed By Death 

            Mrs. Mary L. Bridges, 74, of 300 Martin street, East Point, died Sunday at the residence.

            She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. N. Bostic, of Atlanta, and Mrs. O. M. Smith, of Baltimore, Md.; six sons, M. R. Bridges, of Berner; W. A. Bridges, of Trenton, S.C.; T. E. Bridges, of Charlotte, N.C.; E. B. Bridges, of East Point; J. L. Bridges, of Dublin, and G.C. Bridges, of Chester, S.C.; 22 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. [Back to Index}

CALVIN F. BRINKLEY; The Monroe Advertiser, 10 September 1942 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

Calvin F. Brinkley Victim of Gunshot 

            Calvin F. Brinkley, popular member of the Ensign community, passed away at his home Monday, August 31.  He was 19 years of age and his death was caused by a rifle shot.  Coroner James Weldon held an inquest and the jury decided that Brinkley’s death could have been accidental.  It is reported that he had volunteered for service in the navy a few days before his death.

            The survivors are his father, I. F. Brinkley of Forsyth; two brothers, Clarence and Troy Brinkley of Forsyth, and four sisters, Mrs. G. U. Mitchell of Forsyth, Mrs. Linnie Williams of Griffin, Mrs. Susie Morgan of Thomaston and Mrs. Connie Anderson of Mississippi.

            The funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 1 at the Ensign church by Rev. A.A. Heath and interment was in the city cemetery.[Back to Index}

A. S. CHAMBLEE: The Monroe Advertiser, 10 September 1942 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

 Funeral Conducted for A.S. Chamblee (sic)  

            Funeral services for A.S. Chamlee, 64, postmaster at Bartow, and campaign manager for the late Dr. L. G. Hardman when he was elected Governor of Georgia, were held Monday morning from the residence in Bartow.  Burial was in the cemetery there.

            Mr. Chamlee died Sunday night at the residence.  Surviving are his wife; a son, A. S. Chamlee, Jr.; a grandson, Al Chamlee; three sisters, Miss Linda Chamlee, of Atlanta; Mrs. J. H. Johnson, postmistress of Fort McPherson, and Mrs. J. F. Keith of California, and four brothers, George, A. K., John and Dr. Aquilla Chamlee.[Back to Index}

MRS. R. C. MERRITT; (Miss Mary Webb) The Monroe Advertiser, 21 January 1943 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

Mrs. R. C. Merritt Claimed by Death 

            Funeral services for Mrs. R. C. Merritt, esteemed Monroe County citizen, aged 58, formerly Miss Mary Webb, who died Sunday, January 10, at her home near Forsyth, were held Monday January 11th, at 1:00 P.M. at Fairview Church near Forsyth.  The service was conducted by the Rev. J. D. Gibson and the Rev. G. T. Shell and interment was made in the city cemetery.

Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Robert Merritt, and a daughter, Mrs. John Brooks, of Jackson. [Back to Index}

MRS. BURT BOWDOIN (Miss Louise Rogers) The Monroe Advertiser, 21 January 1943 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

Mrs. Burt Bowdoin Dies at Juliette 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Burt Bowdoin, prominent resident of Juliette, aged 36, formerly Miss Louise Rogers, who died Saturday, January 9,  at her home in Juliette, were held Monday January 11th at 4:00 P.M. at the Juliette Methodist Church.  The Rev. J. B. Stodghill conducted the service, assisted by Rev. G. T. Shell and Rev. J. D. Gibson, and interment was made in the church cemetery.

            Survivors are her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Curtis Leveritt, Macon; one brother, Rufus Rogers, Forsyth; four sisters, Mrs. Rawleigh Bowdoin, Macon, Mrs. F. L. Roquemore, Forsyth, Mrs. Elrod Abernathy, Forsyth, and Mrs. J. W. Dorsett, Juliette. [Back to Index}

D. E. EVANS: The Monroe Advertiser, 27 April 1939 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

 Evans’ Funeral Is Held At Rocky Creek 

            Funeral services for D. E. Evans, 81, former resident of Monroe county, who died at the residence of his son, Frank Evans, in Valdosta Monday afternoon, were held at the Rocky Creek Baptist church in Monroe county at 3 p.m. (EST) Wednesday. The Rev. Mr. Heath officiated and burial was in Rocky Creek cemetery.

            Mr. Evans had made his home in Valdosta for the past 15 years, having lived in Monroe county all of his life prior to that time.  He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Rocky Creek Baptist church. [Back to Index}

MRS. J. W. CHAFFIN (Miss Mattie Goggans): The Monroe Advertiser, 10 July 1914 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

 Death of Mrs. J. W. Chaffin 

            Again are we called upon to chronicle the death of another excellent woman, Mrs. J. W. Chaffin, of Cabaniss District.  Last Thursday night Mrs. Chaffin was taken suddenly ill and died in a very short time.

            She was a consecrated Christian, a member of the Congregational Methodist church and Rev. G. W. Hansford conducted the funeral service.

            Mrs. Chaffin was a member of an old and influential family being, prior to her marriage, Miss Mattie Goggans.

            Surviving her are her husband, two children, Vera and Albert, two sisters, Miss Lucy Goggans, of Cabaniss and Mrs. William Conner, of Atlanta and two brothers, William and John Goggans, of Cabaniss. [Back to Index]

 W. F. ROQUEMORE; The Monroe Advertiser, 5 June 1930 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

 Aged Man Ends His Life with Shotgun 

W. F. Roquemore Commits Suicide Wednesday Morning at Home of Son. Was Retired Farmer. 

            Mr. W. F. Roquemore, aged 76, used a shotgun to take his own life Wednesday morning.  He was a retired farmer and a member of a prominent family of the county and had a wide circle of friends who grieved to learn of his death.  He made his home with his son, Mr. Frank Roquemore.

            Mr. Roquemore is survived by four daughters and three sons, Mrs. Pearl Edge, Mrs. G. E. Stuart, Mrs. Chester Little, Mrs. Claude Allen, Messrs. A.F., J. L. and B.F. Roquemore, all of Monroe county.  The funeral was conducted Thursday morning at Holly Grove church by Rev. H.D. Warnock and interment was in the church cemetery.  The pallbearers were Messrs. Preston Stuart, Francis Stuart, Gus Stewart, Paul Roquemore, Douglas Roquemore and William Edge.
 

 J. D. MCGOWEN; The Monroe Advertiser, 25 July 1935 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

J.D. McCowen Dies in Atlanta 

            Mr. J. D. McCowen, a prominent former citizen of Forsyth, passed away at his home in Atlanta, Sunday.  He was 72 years of age and was formerly the head of a whole sale grain firm bearing his name.

            Before going to Atlanta, Mr. McCowen was engaged in the grain and brokerage business in Forsyth.  His grandfather was the founder of the old McCowen Guards during the War Between the States.  The unit was later known as the Quitman Guards.  He was a nephew of Senator Duncan U. Fletcher of Florida.

            Other survivors include a son, Mr. E. H. McCowen, Cleveland, Tenn.; a daughter, Mrs. P.E. Medlock, Atlanta, a brother, Mr. J. H. McCowen, Forsyth, and a sister, Mrs. M. E. Shi, Columbus.

            The funeral was conducted Monday afternoon at the First Baptist church of Forsyth by Dr. A Chamlee and Rev. H.D. Warnock, and interment was in the city cemetery.  The pallbearers were Messrs. E. W. Banks, L. E. Zellner, A. M. Zellner, J. O. Elrod and H. E. Newton.  [Back to Index]

 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.

The Monroe Advertiser, 19 February 1942 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

We deeply sympathize with Mr. Earl Abernathy in the death of his wife, which occurred Tuesday, Feb 10 after a long period of ill health.  She was one of our community’s most beloved women and had spent almost her entire life in Dillards district.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Ingram and a devoted member of Ephesus church.  A loving wife, a good neighbor and a true friend.  I have known “Miss Fannie” ever since I was five years old and loved her like my own Aunt.  She was such a good friend to my mother as well as myself.  NELLIE GREY [Back to Index]

The Monroe Advertiser, 24 Feb 1944, (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

Mrs. Abernathy Dies After Brief Illness            Funeral services for Mrs. J. S. Abernathy, esteemed citizen of Monroe county, who passed away Tuesday night at the age of 68, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Bramblett Funeral Home with Rev. Paul McKnight, pastor of the Forsyth Methodist church, conducting the services.  Interment was in the city cemetery.
            The survivors were two sons, B. L. Abernathy of Macon and D. J. Abernathy of Forsyth, and two daughters, Mrs. Katherine Pierce and Mrs. Fred Lewis, both of Forsyth.
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The Monroe Advertiser, 24 Feb 1944, (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

Banks Funeral Is Held in Marietta 

            Funeral services for B. J. (Sank) Bans, aged 85, who died early Tuesday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Luther Goggans, of Marietta, were held Wednesday in Marietta and interment was made in Jackson.  Mr.  Banks, who had been making his home in Forsyth with Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Banks, left several weeks ago to visit his daughter.  He was stricken with a heart attack and his death followed almost immediately.

            He was a native of Monroe County, though for a number of years he lived in Jackson and in Atlanta, coming after the death of his wife to spend his last years in his boyhood home.  He is survived by three sons, Choen and Albert of Atlanta, and Willis, of Griffin; three daughters, Mrs. Goggans, of Marietta, Mrs. Joe Camp and Mrs. Henry Anderson, both of Atlanta.[Back to Index]

The Monroe Advertiser, 24 February 1944 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

 Mrs. R. E. Watts Is Claimed by Death 

            The friends of Mrs. R. E. Watts were grieved to learn of her death at her home near Cabaniss.

            Mrs. Watts, the former Miss Mamie Coleman, was the daughter of J. M. Coleman and Mary Edwards Coleman.  She was born 26th January, 1872, and died 17th February, 1944.  She was a devoted member of Cabaniss Baptist church since childhood and was active in the work of the church.

            Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. B. Stodghill at Cabiniss church February 19.

            Arrangements were in charge of Bramblett Funeral Home of Forsyth and pallbearers were her nephews, E. L. Goggans, W. G. Goggans, E. J. Chambless, Howell Chambless, Ray Chambless, and J. M. Coleman.

            Mrs. Watts is survived her her husband, R. E. Watts; one sister, Mrs. Y. G. Chambless of Rentz, and several nieces and nephews.[Back to Index]

The Monroe Advertiser, 24 February 1944. (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

Morcock Funeral Is Held in Texas 

            Mrs. J. C. Morcock, Sr., has returned from Houston, Tex., where she attended the funeral of her daughter, Dorothy, Mrs. B. B. Pettitt, who died Feb. 11.  Mrs. Pettitt is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Morcock Sr., of Forsyth; five sisters, Mrs. M. R. Dixon and Mrs. Jas. H. Dodd, of Macon; Mrs. Joseph Liston, Lafayette, Ind.; Mrs. Dr. (sic) M. W. Wright, Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. R. C. Johnson Jr., Columbus, GA.  Also two brothers, Lt. Col. J. C. Morcock Jr., Forsyth and Southwood J. Morcock of Covington.[Back to Index]

The Monroe Advertiser, November 1908 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

The Death of an Estimable Lady
Mrs. Georgia A. Allen Dies in Her

  Eightieth Year—Leaves Large

          Family of Children 

            After an illness of several weeks, Mrs. Georgia A. Allen breathed her last at her home in the city at an early hour Monday morning.

            Mrs. Allen was born in 1829, and had she lived until next February would have been eighty years of age.  She had been a member of this Methodist church for a number of years, and her noble deeds and Christian efforts stand forth as a living monument (sic) to the character of her beautiful Christian life.

            The deceased was the widow of Rev. William G. Allen, who died in this city a number of years ago.  She was a mother of nine children, all of whom survive her.  There are three sons, George W. Allen of Atlanta, Rev. B. P. Allen of Cedartown and Prof M. C. Allen of Forsyth, who is teaching school at Blakely; and six daughters, namely, Mrs. Sidney Babcock of Arkansas, Mrs. Vista Redding of Douglasville, Mrs. F. N. Wilder of Forsyth, Mrs. Frank Siler of Charlotte, N.C., Mrs. Evans Patillo of Kansas City, Mo., and Mrs. Fred W. Johnson of Franklin, N.C.  All of the children were with Mrs. Allen during her last illness and ministered to her with beautiful devotion.

            The funeral exercises were conducted at the Methodist church Monday morning at eleven o’clock by Rev. George Yarbrough, assisted by her pastor, Rev. J. a. Timmerman.  The interment was in Oakland cemetery.  [Back to Index]

 The Monroe Advertiser, 20 November 1908, (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 
Tribute to Mrs. Allen. 

            Editor of Monroe Advertiser,  Dear Sir:  We, the faculty and students of the colored Normal and Industrial school, wish the (sic) express this as a tribute to the late Mrs. G. A. Allen, who departed this life November 16, 1908.

            During our struggle for existence within the past few years, God gave us this noble hearted christian (sic) friend.  Her deep and prayerful influences we feel keenly.  We prize greatly the tokens contributed to our school at various times by her and we trust she has received the rich reward prepared for the faithful in the “Great Beyond.”  Respectfully, Wm. M. Hubbard, Prin.[Back to Index]

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

Mrs. J. P. Amerson, Dies at Forsyth Home 

            Mrs. J. P. Amerson died at her home in Forsyth late Saturday after an extended illness.  She was 64, and the former Miss Annie Lavonia Pritchett.  Funeral services were held Sunday at 2 p.m. in the Highway Methodist church.  Surviving are three sons, W. L. Amerson, of Macon; and C. C. and P. J. Amerson of Forsyth; and three daughters, Miss Earline Amerson of Macon; Mrs. N. B. Martin of Fort Balley; and Mrs. Maude Rozia, of Maryland.[Back to Index]

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.[Back to Index]

The Monroe Advertiser, 24 February 1944 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

G.B. Lunsford Dies at Fort Valley 

            G. B. Lunsford passed away at the home of his son Elvis Lunsford of Fort Valley on Saturday, February 12 and was buried near Fort Valley Sunday.  He was 68 years of age and had been in ill health for some time.

            Mr. Lunsford was born and reared in Monroe county and lived here the greater part of his life.  He lived in Athens for two years and was visiting his son in Fort Valley at the time of his death.  He had many friends.

            The survivors are two sons, Elvis Lunsford of Ft. Valley and Callen Lunsford of Forsyth.  One brother, C. C. Lunsford of Forsyth also survives him.

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

Mrs. H. O. Chambliss Passes at Juliette 

            Mrs. H. O. Chambliss, an esteemed citizen of Juliette, passed away at her home Monday.  She was 35 years of age and prior to her marriage was Miss Magnolia Virden.

            The survivors are her husband; two sons, Eugene and Rogers Chambliss; two daughters, Misses Vivian and Eloise Chambliss; one sister, Mrs. J. R. Bearden, and her mother, Mrs. C. C. Virden, all of Juliette.

            The funeral service was conducted Wednesday afternoon at the Juliette Methodist church by Rev. L. L. Minton and interment was in the church cemetery.  Arrangements were in charge of the Bramblett Funeral Home. [Back to Index]

The Monroe Advertiser, 21 October 1910  (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

            Forsyth Man Dies in Macon
Professor R. T. Asbury, aged 85 Years
  Passes Away Monday at Home
       Of His Daughter, Mrs. L. A.
     Banks 

R. T. Asbury, aged 85, President of Bessie Tift College (Monroe College) 1872-79 and 1885-90, died in Macon, Tuesday, and his remains were interred in Oakland cemetary, (sic) Wednesday in the presence of the faculty and students of Bessie Tift and his old friends and acquaintances in Forsyth.

            He was the oldest graduate of Mercer University and a Confederate soldier.

            Only two children survive him, Mesdames L. A. Banks and C.A. Turner, of Macon. [Back to Index]

The Monroe Advertiser, 30 May 1913 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

Death of Mrs. J. T. Arnold 

            One of the saddest deaths that has occurred in sometimes was that of Mrs. J. T. Arnold who died at her home near Russelville Wednesday after an illness of several months.

            She was the oldest daughter of Mr. Nat Walts of Cabaniss and was married to Mr. J. T. Arnold about fifteen years ago.  A good neighbor, a true friend, a devoted wife and mother; her going away leaves a vacancy that will be very hard to fill.  Five children and four step children are left to mourn the tender guidance and loving council of a wise mother.  But her life work was ended and we sorrow not as those that have no hope for we feel she has heard the blessed command:  “Well done, thou good and faithful servant; enter thou into the joys of the Lord.”

            She was a consistent member of the missionary Baptist church and was ever ready to do her Master’s biding.  The funeral services were conducted at Cabaniss Baptist church at 10 o’clock Thursday morning by Rev. T. H. Vaughn, in the presence of a large crowd of old friends and former neighbors, the casket resting under a bower of beautiful flowers. The remains were interred in the family lot at the Cabaniss cemetery.

            To the bereaved family we extend heartfelt sympathy.  Think not of your loved one as dead, but as just beginning to live and living on a higher plane; free from all sorrow and suffering.  (This is followed by a poem.)[Back to Index]

The Monroe Advertiser, 28 September 1917, (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

            Miss Rebecca Anderson, of Proctor’s District, Monroe county, died September 20.  Miss Anderson was born September 20, 1833, her death occurring on her 84th birthday.

            The death of Miss Anderson marks the passing of one whose life record is unique in the annals of Monroe or any other county.  It is permitted to few during these days to live to the ripe old age of eight-four years.  Of fewer still can it be said that for eighty-four years they resided at the same place and during that period were never more than twenty miles from home.  Another remarkable feature in the life history of Miss Anderson is that she had never seen a train nor rode in an automobile; she had never even visited Forsyth.  Her death, therefore, leaves a vacancy in the ranks of those rare citizens who, for almost a century have found contentment in the quietude of their own firesides. [Back to Index]

The Monroe Advertiser, 4 June 1895, (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

Death of W. B. Amos
One of Forsyth’s Prominent Citizens Passes Away 

            Wednesday evening last, just after the lingering rays of the setting sun had ceased to kiss the surrounding hills Mr. Willie B. Amos departed this life at his home in this city.

            Mr. Amos was born and brought up to the years of his youth in Knoxville, GA.  He came to this city in his youth with his father, Rev. E. M. Amos.  Arriving at his maturity he entered into and was engaged in the mercantile business for several years.  The writer was for a time associated with him in business and found him to be a thorough business man of the utmost integrity.

            For the past ten or twelve years he has managed the agency of several fire insurance companies in this city and has done the principal fire insurance business and in a most satisfactory manner.  He was a true friend, decided in his convictions and loyal to duty in every relation of life.

            He united himself with the Missionary Baptist church in his young manhood and was true and faithful to his religious duties and convictions to the end.  As a deacon of the church and Sunday school superintendent he was truly diligent and faithful.  As a citizen he was true and steadfast in the advocacy of whatever tended to the general good.

            The funeral services at the Baptist church at 3 o’clock Thursday evening were attended by a number of friends and were conducted by Rev. M. H. Lane assisted by Rev. C. A. Turner, of Macon, who pronounced an impressive eulogy upon the deceased, after which the remains were escorted to Oakland cemetery and placed at rest in the family burial lot.

            He leaves a widow, three sons, two married daughters and a multitude of friends to mourn his death.  The Advertiser joins the entire community in extending sympathy to the bereaved family. [Back to Index]

The Monroe Advertiser, 19 January 1917 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

In Memory of Mr. Tom Allen 

            On Tuesday, December 18, about 10:30 o’clock the death angel visited the home of Mr. J. W. Allen and bore away his loving brother, Mr. Tom Allen, who died after an illness of fourteen weeks.  He was united in Holly Grove church at early boyhood.

            Uncle Tom was born in 1862 and died at the age of 54 years old.  His remains were entered (sic) at Holly Grove cemetery among a host of friends and relatives.  (A lengthy poem follows.)

            Uncle Tom is survived by five sisters.  They are:  Mrs. Tom Pippin, of Forsyth, Mrs. Thom Adams, of Juliette, Mrs. Dock Edwards, of Dames Ferry, Mrs. George Beasley and Mrs. Jimmie James, of Macon, and two brothers, Mr. J. W. Allen, of Macon, and Mr. J. M. Allen, of this place.  A niece, MARY ANNIE ALLEN.

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The Monroe Advertiser, 5 August 1937, Vol 83, Pg 1, Col 5 (transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

Long Illness Fatal to F. E. Rowland

            F. E. Rowland, popular and well known citizen of Forsyth, passed away at his home Tuesday morning at the age of 61 years.  He was an upright and public-spirited citizen, deeply interested in the welfare of his town, county and state.  He was prominent in fraternal circles and was a member of the city council at the time of his death.  He founded the first picture show in Forsyth and was later one of the best photographers in the state.

            Mr. Rowland is survived by his wife, the former Miss Anne Sneed; two daughters, Miss Velma Rowland of Forsyth, and Mrs. W. T. Tyler, of Daytona Beach, Fla.; son, P. B. Rowland, of Los Angeles; brothers, J. H., of Shreveport, La., and E. M. Rowland, of Mexico, Mo.; sisters, Mrs. A. H. Gurupe, of Chicago, and Mrs. Ben Ogden, Jr., of Cedar Rapids, Oregon.

            Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 at the home of Rev. J. H. Clarke assisted by Rev. T. R. Kendall, Jr., of the Methodist church.  Interment was in the city cemetery with members of the city council acting as pallbearers.  Arrangements were in charge of the Bramblett Funeral Home.
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 The Monroe Advertiser, 5 August 1937, Vol 83, Pg 1, Col 3 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

Henry M. Stewart is Paid Tribute 

            Funeral services for Henry Michael Stewart, 74, were held Tuesday afternoon at Rocky Creek church in Monroe County.

            Rev. A.A. Heath officiated and interment followed in the church cemetery.  Mr. Stewart died at his home Monday morning, following a lingering illness.  He is survived by his widow and two daughters, Miss Hattie Belle Stewart of Forsyth and Mrs. T. W. Williamson of Jacksonville.[Back to Index]

The Monroe Advertiser, 5 August 1937, Vol 83, Pg 1, Col 5 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

 Former Forsythian Dies in Bainbridge
            Mrs. I. B. Player, who was matron of one of the halls at Bessie Tift College several years ago, passed away Friday at the home of her daughter in Bainbridge.  She had been connected with a school at Rochelle and suffered a stroke of paralysis there.  Funeral and interment were in Bainbridge Sunday.               

Mrs. Player was very popular and had many friends here, being a member of the First Baptist church and active in the work of the missionary society.[Back to Index]

 The Monroe Advertiser, 5 August 1937, Vol 83, Pg 2,  Col 4 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

Mrs. Hampton Passes in Monroe 

            The following account of the death of Mrs. P. B. Hampton is taken from the Thursday edition of the Macon Telegraph:

            Mrs. P. B. Hampton, 76, died at 9:15 o’clock last night at the home of her son, R. L. Hampton, in Bolingbroke.  She had been in declining health for several years, but had been seriously ill only a week.

            Mrs. Hampton was born in Charleston, S.C., Jan 11, 1861.  She was before her marriage Miss Daisy Florence Cason.  She had been a resident of Macon 47 years , and was a member of the Free Methodist church on Belmont avenue (sic).

            She is survived by her husband, the Rev. P.B. Hampton, Bolingbroke; one daughter; Mrs. W. C. Turlington, Macon; one son, R. L. Hampton, Bolingbroke; 19 grandchildren, two great grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. W. E. Burnett, Gladewater, Texas; and a brother, E. J. Cason of Macon.

            Funeral plans will be announced later by Hart’s mortuary.[Back to Index]

The Monroe Advertiser, 5 August 1937, Vol 83, Pg 6,  Col 2 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)
 In Memoriam 

            We, the colored citizens of Forsyth, feel that we have lost one of our best friends in the person of Verna Mays, granddaughter of the late Rev. J.A. James, founder of Saint James Baptist Church.  She was a religious missionary worker, a true friend to everyone.  We miss her presence lost but spiritually we feel that her example of kindness remains with us always.            ALICE LAMAR  and Members of St. James Baptist Church.[Back to Index]

 The Monroe Advertiser, 9 December 1943, Vol 89, Page 1, Col 1 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

Mrs. L. O. Hollis Claimed by Death

            Funeral services for Mrs. L. O. Hollis, aged 80, esteemed resident of Forsyth, who died early Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Loring Wadley, of Macon, were held Wednesday at 11:00 A.M. at the Bramblett Funeral home in Forsyth, and interment followed in the city cemetery.  Mrs. Hollis was before her marriage to Mr. Hollis, who died several yers ago, Miss Mattie Peurifoy.  She was an active member of the Forsyth Methodist church and of the Cabaniss Chapter U.D.C. so long as her health permitted.

            She is survived by two sons, K. Lyle Hollis, Forsyth, and H. P. Hollis, Cleveland, Ohio; one daughter Mrs. Loring Wadley, Macon; one brother, Stanley Peurifoy, of Abilene, Texas.  The services were conducted by the Rev. Augustus Ernest, a former pastor, assisted by the Rev. Paul McKnight.  Pallbearers were C. D. Hollis, Kirk Salter, L. R. Wadley, Jr., G. P. Whatley, John Thweatt and Ashley Phinazee.[Back to Index]

The Monroe Advertiser, 9 Dec 1943, Vol 89, Pg 1, Col 4 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

            Mrs. R. L. Davis of Toomsboro, died at her home at 3:50 A.M.C.W.T. on Nov 30th following 10 days illness.

            On Nov. 21st she was stricken with paralysis from which she never recovered.  She will be remembered by all her friends here as Mrs. Little, wife of Mr. Ben Little.  One year after Mr. Little died she went back to her home near Dublin, in Wilkinson County where she married Mr. R. L. Davis, her childhood sweetheart.

            Seven years ago I had the pleasure of visiting them in their lovely home near Toomsboro.  Mr. Davis being a well-to-do farmer in Wilkinson County, they had a beautiful home.  A more devoted and more loved couple I never saw.  Everyone around there called them “Uncle Rufe” and Aunt Em”. (sic) and everyone loved them.
            Mrs. Davis was a devouted (sic) christian, (sic) a Missionary Baptist.  While she lived in Monroe County she was an active member of Maynards church and a teacher in the Sunday school for several years.

            Funeral services were held Dec. 1st at Big Sandy Church in Wilkinson County; the Rev. J. E. Townsend officiating.  Burial was in the church cemetery with Townsend Brothers Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Surviving besides her husband are one sister, Mrs. Nora Christian; three brothers, A.J. Dominy of Toomsboro and H. B. and Perry Dominy of Irwinton and several nieces and nephews, including Mrs. Zeddie Perry, Jim Christian and Mrs. Lewis Allen of Dublin.

            By a friend who loved her.    MRS. D. M. JOHNSON[Back to Index]

 The Monroe Advertiser, 9 Dec 1943,  Vol 89, Pg 1, Col 5 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

            Funeral services for M. A. Martin, who passed away at his home in the Forsyth Cotton Mill Community Friday, were held Saturday afternoon at the mill church with Rev. Garrett officiating.  Mr. Martin was 77 years old and was highly regarded by many friends.  Interment was in the Forsyth cemetery with Bramblett Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

            Survivors are two sons, Sam Martin of Forsyth and John Martin of Columbus and one daughter, Mrs. Lillian Velmar, of Wetumka, Ala.[Back to Index]

The Monroe Advertiser, 26 Aug 1937, Vol 83,  Pg 2, Col 3 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

Mrs. C. T. Mower Dies in Washington 

            Mrs. C. T. Mower died in Walter Reed hospital in Washington, D.C., Sunday morning at 6 o’clock, following an operation for appendicitis.

            Mrs. Mower, a native of Monroe county, was formerly Miss Mary Lou Thrash daughter of the late Daisy Hannon and C. Rosser Thrash.  In her early childhood, her family moved to Alabama, where she was reared.  For the past several years she had lived in (sic) Canal Zone, where her husband was stationed in the Air Corps of the U.S.A.

            Besides her husband, Capt. C. T. Mower, she is survived by her grandmother, Mrs. Theo Hanno, of Opelika, Ala., several uncles and aunts, John, Mell and Joe Hannon, Misses Theo and Louise Hannon of Opelika, Ala., Paul and Lewis Thrash of Lorane, C. E. Thrash of Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. R. E. Hamilton of Cordele and Mrs. Frank Wilson of Forsyth.       [Back to Index] 

The Monroe Advertiser,  26 Aug 1937, Vol 83, Pg 5, Col 2, (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

J. T. Edge Dies at His Home at Smarrs 

            J. T. Edge, a well known and highly esteemed resident of Smarrs, died at his home Friday morning, August 20, at 6:20 o’clock.  Mr. Edge had been in failing health for several months.  He was confined in his bed for nine weeks.

            Mr. Edge was born in Monroe county July 24, 1874, and spent his entire life here with the exception of one year in Texas.  He joined Mt. Zion Methodist church when a young man.  He will be greatly missed in the community, where he was well thought of by all who knew him.

            Mr. Edge leaves his widow, the former Miss Eyleen Bowden; five daughters, Mrs. Ernest Ham, Misses Bernice and Juanita Edge, of Smarrs, Mrs. Cullen Herndon, of Forsyth; two sons, J. T., Jr., of Norris, Tenn., and Charles Edges of Smarrs; three grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Ed Lane, Macon, and Mrs. Ophelia Britt, Griffin; one brother, George Edge, Forsyth; several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services were conducted at Providence church at 11 o’clock August 21, Rev. A.A. Heath officiating.  Interment was in the church cemetery.  Pallbealers (sic) were the following nephews:  Julian R. Bowden, Clifford Bowden, Sam Britt, Otis Britt, Alexander Britt and Roy Edge.  Bramblett Funeral home was in charge.  (This is followed by a 12-line poem)[Back to Index]

The Monroe Advertiser, 12 Jan 1922, Vol LXCIII, No. 5, Page 1, Col 3 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

Mrs. A. H. Sneed Passes at Age of Eighty-Three 

            Mrs. A. H. Sneed passed away at her home in Forsyth Sunday morning, January 8, at 2 o’clock.  She had not enjoyed her usual health for several months and a few weeks prior to her death contracted a cold which added to the infirmities of age hastened her death.  Mrs. Sneed would have been eight-four years old in a few months.  She was the oldest citizen in respect to years and residence of the city of Forsyth and bore the same relation in the matter of membership in the local Presbyterian church.

            Mrs. Sneed was of one of the prominent families of this section of Georgia, both by birth and marriage.  Before her marriage she was a Miss Barnes and the town of Barnesville is name for her father.  The Sneed family has been prominent in social, educational and religious affairs in this part of the sate for many years and Mrs. Sneed was in every way an honor to the name she bore.  She was true and loyal in all the relations of life and though shut off from the affairs of an active life during her latter years, she always retained the highest esteem of a wide circle of friends.

            The immediate relatives surviving Mrs. Sneed are three daughters and three sons:  Misses Carrie and Annie Sneed of Forsyth, Mrs. J. W. Arnall of Senoia, Mr. D. L. Sneed of Forsyth, Mr. W. D. Sneed of Brunswick and Mr. Arch Sneed of Swainsboro.

            The funeral services were held at the home Monday morning and interment was in the city cemetery.[Back to Index]

The Monroe Advertiser, 26 May 1949, Vol 95, Pg 6, Col 1 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

Death of an Infant

            Nine-month-old Martha Ann Pritchett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Pritchett, of Brighton Mill, died Wednesday evening at 8:30 o’clock.  Besides her parents, survivors include two sisters, (names omitted because some are still living)  and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Castleberry.

            Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock at the Congregational Holiness Church, Brighton Mill.  The Rev. J. W. Brown, of Griffin, will officiate.  Interment will be at Fairview Cemetery.

            Ash-Wilder Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.[Back to Index]

The Monroe Advertiser, 26 May 1949. Vol 95, Pg 1, Col 4 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg) 

J. E. Castleberry, Prominent Forsyth Business Man, Dies 

            Jeptha E Castleberry, Sr., prominent Forsyth pharmacist, operator of the Phinazee-Castleberry Drug Store, died at 4:20 o’clock last Saturday morning in an Atlanta hospital, where he had been confined five weeks.  His funeral was held at his residence Sunday afternoon, and interment was made in the City Cemetery.

            Born in Monroe County December 6, 1896, Mr. Castleberry had lived all his life in this county, where he was widely and popularly known.  He was the son of Mrs. Jewel Hammer Castleberry and the late James Edgar Castleberry.  He received his education in the schools of this county, and later passed the examination as a registered pharmacist before the board in Atlanta.  As a youth, he attained the distinction of being one of the first Boy Scouts in the United States to win the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest honor that that organization has to offer.  He was a member of the Forsyth Methodist Church.

            Mr. Castleberry had been in poor health several months and his condition had caused his family and friends grave concern several weeks.  During the last few days, he had gradually failed, and the end was not unexpected.

            Mr. Castleberry is survived by his wife, the former Miss Kate Maynard, of Forsyth; one son J. Edgar Castleberry, Jr.; his mother, one sister, Mrs. J. P. Parks; one niece and two great-nephews.

            Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. R. Frank Crawley, pastor of the Forsyth Methodist Church.  Mrs. Charles Lamon softly sang, “Some Day We’ll Understand,” accompanied at the piano by Miss Bertie Hughey.

            Pall bearers were Ashley Phinazee, Paul Jossey, F. M. Rumble, O. H. Chapman, Charles Maynard, and Sidney Renfroe, of Fitzgerald, formerly of Forsyth.

            Ash-Wilder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.[Back to Index]

The Monroe Advertiser, 26 May 1949, Vol 95, Pg 1, Col 4 (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)           

Birmingham Man, Native of Monroe, Dies in Tuscaloosa 

            Preston F. Green, of Birmingham, Ala., formerly of Monroe County, died in the Veterans Hospital at Tuscaloosa, Ala., early this week, at the age of 53, and his funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the Dame’s Ferry Baptist Church.

            Although he had moved away 25 years ago, Mr. Green had many friends in this county who were saddened at his death.  He was a veteran of World War I.

            He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Willie Walters, of Birmingham; two sons, Robert Green, of Birmingham, and Jack Green, of Sarasota, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Rosa Taylor, Mrs. Edward Brown and Miss Nina Green, all of Dame’s Ferry, and two brothers, L.D. and J.A. Green, of Macon.

            The Rev. J. J. Morrow, pastor, conducted the funeral services, and interment was in the church cemetery.  Pall bearers were six of Mr. Green’s nephews, Bill Green, Curtis Green, Gerald Brown, Bobby Green, Herman Brown, and Martin Darity.

            Ash-Wilder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.[Back to Index]

E. H. Rogers.  (The Monroe Advertiser, Jan. 3. 1957)
    Funeral services for Edwin H. Rogers of 1204 Gordon St. SW, Atlanta, were held in the Ash-Dillon Chapel Tuesday at 2 p.m.  The burial was in the Williamson plot in the Juliette Methodist Church Yard.  The Rev. J. Thornton Williams officiated.
    Mr. Rogers was a Spanish American War Veteran and died Saturday, December 29, in a government hospital in Atlanta.
    He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Annie Lee Williamson of Juliette, two sisters, Mrs. Tillie Adkins, Toledo Ohio and Mrs. Louis Knudson, Millbury, Ohio, two brothers, Ross Rogers, Toledo and Roy Rogers, Stony Ridge Ohio, several nieces and nephews.
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MRS. W. T. CHEVES.  (Monroe Advertiser, Jan. 3, 1957)
    Mrs. W. T. Cheves, the widow of the late W. T. Cheves of Gainesivlle, Flrida passed away at her home on December 26th.  She will be remembered in Forsyth as the former Mamie Little, daughter of the late Michael Wimbush Little and Florence Chambless Little, all natives of Monroe County.
    Mrs. Cheves is survived by three sons and three daughters and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren, all of ____  _____ .  Survivors include one brother, S. D. Little of Chattanooga, Tenn., three sisters; Mrs. C. W. Bickley of Atlanta, Mrs. J. N. Geeslin of Macon and Mrs. J. Will Webb of Forsyth.
    Funeral services were held in Gainesville, Fla on Friday afternoon.  Those attending the funeral from Georgia were: Mr. Welch Geeslin of Byron, Mrs. Harold Hill and Mrs. C. W. Bickley of Atlanta, Mrs. J. N. Geeslin of Macon and Mrs. J. W. Webb of Forsyth. [Back to Index]

HARDY LASSETER (Monroe Advertiser, date not stated but apparently Feb. 1906)
    Mr. Hardy Lasseter died at the home of his brother, Mr. P. R. Lasseter, last Friday.  He was 70 years age and one of the county's progressive and honorable citizens and farmers.  His death is deeply regretted by many.
    Funeral services were conducted Saturday by Rev. G. W. Hansford and his remains were laid to rest in the Watson cemetery.
(Note: Hardy D. Lassetter, died 2-15-1906, 68 years old, Watson Plantation Cemetery.)
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M. M. MADDOX (Monroe Advertiser, date not stated but apparently Feb. 1906)
    In the death of Mr. M. M. Maddox, which occurred Saturday morning at his home near Brent, Monroe county lost one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens.  He had been gradually declining in health for some time and when the cord of earthly life snapped in twain his friends were prepared for the end.  He had reached the advanced age of 87 years.  During all his long life it was characterized by a nobility which drew around him the admiration and respect of all.  His death brought deep regret and sorrow for Monroe County.
    Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at his home by Rev. I. B. Holland, and his remains were interred at the family burying ground near Brent.  To the bereaved we extend sympathy.
(Note:  Mark M. Maddox, born Jan 24, 1819, died Feb. 17, 1906, buried at Maddox-Peters Cemetery)  [Back to Index]

Mrs. Nettie Alexander )Monroe Advertiser, April 1`, 1920)
    Mrs. Nettie Alexander was born August 27, 1853; died March 22nd, 1920.  She was all her life identified with Monroe county.  Her paternal and maternal ancestors, the Dewberry's and Wright's, were all prominent Monroe county people.
    In early maidenhood she married John Locke Alexander, to whom she was a tower of strength in may ways.  She was remarkable for industry, frugality and and loyalty to her husband and children.  Ever a gracious friend, while her social world was limited, she illustrated all the better characteristics of really true woman
    She in early life joined the Methodist church and was ever a faithful and consistant member.
    .......
    Her heritage in her children are ___ which make the crowning glory of motherhood.  L. O. Hollis  [Back to Index]
 

MR. R. W. GOGGANS WAS A GOOD MAN (Monroe Advertiser, Apr. 8, 1910)
Erstine Goggans
    Beautiful Funeral Services Conducted by Judge Drewery - Masons, Laid his Body to Rest.
    For fifty-five years, The Advertiser has chronicled the births, marriages and deaths in Monroe County.  Last week, it was the tragic death of little Erstine Maddox, and now, it is the ___ of the life of a good citizen, Mr. R. W. Goggans.  Next week, it will be somebody else.  Who?  No one knows but to the point purposed in this paragraph:  There is something good to be truthfully said about every person in Monroe county and it is this something that The Advertiser delights to any, when in the evolution of time the deaths of all must report in these columns.
    In chronicling the death of R. W. Goggins, who died suddenly from a stroke of paralysis at his home near Colliers, Friday, April 1, The Advertiser pays him the highest tribute in saying that he was a Christian, His Pastor, Judge Drewery of Griffin and ordinary of Spaulding county, said with all sincerity that he knew Brother Goggans spiritually and felt confident that he was a Christian.  If so, and those who known him best believe it so, he lived a great life in Monroe county,.
    The interment took place at Cabaniss Sunday.  It was a beautiful spring day and there were many of his friends and acquaintances and relatives there from different parts of the county.  Prominent citizens of Forsyth were there - Sheriff Holland, Judge Newton, John O. Ponder, Col. Willingham, Dr. Gibson, Col. Fletcher, Mr. McDowell, Judge Carson, Mr. Dick Fletcher and others.  Judge Drewery read that beautiful Psalm "The Lord is my shepherd, etc.," and preached an able sermon.  The two most appropriate songs, "Nearer my God" and Shall we Gather at the River?", were sweetly and tenderly rendered.  The Masons laid his body to rest, threw upon his coffin a white apron (the badge of a Mason and an emblem of innocense), a white glove, a sprig of evergreen and leveled the grave with the "dust to dust", to which his body now returns.
    The deceased was forty-eight years old, is survived by a wife and a large family of children.  He was a good citizen, a Baptist, a Mason, a true father and faithful husband.  [Back to Index]
   

 

Mrs. Mattie Maddox ( Monroe Advertiser Feb. 27, 1941
    Goggins - Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Ingram Maddox,87, were held at Shiloh Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon.  Mrs. Maddox was the widow of C. R. Maddox.
    She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Roy Tingle of Fort Meade, Fla., Miss Nannie Kate Maddox of Lamar county, one granddaughter, Mrs. L. T. Wood, Bartow, Fla., and one great granddaughter, Patricia Ann Wood of Bartow; two nephews, O. W. Ingram, Lamar County, and O. B. Ingram of Lumpkin and five nieces, Mrs. A. T. Ross, Brunswick; Mrs. Jesse R. Johnston, Mrs. L. J. Tayulor, Goggins; Mrs. Bessie Bland and Mrs. W. A. Prout, Barnesville. [Back to Index]
 

Percy Jackson, (Monroe Advertiser, Feb. 27, 1941)
Deepest sympathy is extended Mrs. A. C. Jackson, who on Monday received word of the sudden death of her son, Percy Jackson, of Louisville, Ky.  Mr. Jackson had been suffering for several years of angina, and his death resulted from an acute attack.  For a number of hears he was associated with the Scofield Iron Works, of Macon.  Surviving him are his wife, formerly Miss Emma Ingram, of Monroe County, his mother, two brothers, Francis Jackson, of Athens and Lewis Jackson of Forsyth.  and Mrs. Lacy Williams, of Raleigh, N. C.  Funeral services were held in Louisville, Ky., and interment was made there. [Back to Index]

J. A. MADDOX (Monroe Advertiser, Sept. 25, 1947)
    J. A. MADDOX, 59, DIES UNEXPECTEDLY AT HIS HOME HERE
Johnnie Asbury Maddox, 59, died Wednesday afternoon at his home here.  Though he had been in ill health for the last year, his death came unexpectedly.
    Mr. Maddox was born in Butts County, the son of Mrs. John L. Maddox and the late Mr. Maddox.  He had been a resident of Forsyth the last 27 years.
    Besides his mother, he is survived by two brothers, W. Reed Maddox, of Forsyth, and Mr. J. W. Maddox of Jackson; three sisters, Mrs. J. F. Heard, Mrs. M. R. Baer and Mrs. Eva Hamlin, all of Forsyth and a number of nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at the residence, under the direction of the Forsyth Memorial Chapel.  The services were conducted by the Rev. Harry V. Smith, pastor of the First Baptist Church.  Mrs. John T. Stephens and Miss Bertie Hughey sang, "In the Sweet By and By".  Interment was made in the City cemetery, and pall bearers were Cathy E'Dalgo, L. R. Vaughn, J. K. Zellner, Jr., Mark Stuart, Phelps Stuart, and Curtis Stuart. [Back to Index]
 

Mrs. H. H. Harvey (Monroe Advertiser, March 2, 1902)
    After a week's illness, Mrs. H. H. Harvey died on Monday.  Pneumonia was the cause of her death.  She was a Miss Ingram, and had been twice married, the first time to Mr. Fuller.  Recently, her brother, Mr. Ben Ingram, was critically ill and she went to his home to help nurse him.  While there she contracted a cold which rapidly developed into pneumonia.  She was a noble Christian woman.  To the sorrowing husband and brothers many friends extend sympathy. (Top)
(Note by transcriber:  Sarah F. Ingram married I. B. Fuller, Oct. 11, 1870. [Back to Index]

MISS JULIA SCALES  (Monroe Advertiser, March 2, 1902)
    Miss Julia Scales died at her home in this county on Tuesday.  The funeral took place on Wednesday.  We extend sympathy to the sorrowing friends and relatives) [Back to Index]

ARTHUR LEE STUART (Monroe Advertiser, June 30, 1911)
    On last Friday morning just as night was dawning into day, the spirit of little Arthur Lee Stuart bade farewell to loved ones on earth to join angels in heaven. 
Only two and one-half years old but the idol of the fond parents heart.  Was sick three weeks but bore his suffering most patiently.  All that the skilled physician could do was done, all that kind and loving hands could do but no the little bud was plucked to blossom above.
    He was laid to rest in Oakland cemetery Saturday morning.  To the heart broken parents we extend our sincere sympathy.  A Friend 

Cards of Thanks.  To each and every one who were so good and kind to us during the sickness and death of our darling little boy, we tender our sincere thanks and heartfelt gratitude.  Mr. and Mrs. Jim W. Stuart. [Back to Index]

JOHN AND KIDDIE SAPPINGTON (Monroe Advertiser, July 21, 1911)
IN MEMORIUM. 
    However incompetent the writer may feel himself to be to do justice in paying tribute to the memory of the noble and influential lives lived by grandpa and grandma Sappington, or perhaps better known as Uncle John and Aunt Kiddie Sappington, I will endeavor in some measure, to pay a small tribute to the lives of this noble couple, whose bodies have recently past away, but whose influence still liveth, and whose lives will ever bee a source of inspiration to me.  Thought silent they still speak.
    Grandpa was born in Henry county, Ga., June 4, 1827, was married to Miss Kiddie Howard September 18, 1849.  Served in the Civil War, was a member of the Methodist church and died May 1st 1910, having reached the age of eighty-three years.
    Grandma was born in Monroe county, Ga., February 22, 1831, was also a member of the Methodist church and died May 26th, 1911, following her husband just one year and twenty-five days, having reached the age of eighty years.
    To grandpa and grandma were born eight children, five boys and three girls, all of whom are still living:  J. N. Sappington, H. N. Sappington, Mrs. E. W. Brazier, R. A. Sappington, Miss Gillie Sappington, Mrs. N. J. Owen, W. G. Sappington and J. A. Sappington.  They were the grandparents of thirty grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  The greater portion of those left behind are members of the church.  The good works of the mother and father will surely follow them.
    Grandpa was a father to his community, a peace maker, a christian gentleman, a loving father and husband.  He was as a fountain from which seemed to flow an influence of unlimited boundries, his home a center from which all the surrounding community seemed to sip the sweets of life.  His heart and home were
always open to stranger and friend.  He was an individuality about which there seemed to be an irresistible charm, and which seemed to force all with whom he came in contact to give him a good name, and to remark that he was a noble man.  He was a man who was ready and willing at all times to do a friend any kindness, at times almost forgetting himself in the doing thereof.  He lived a life which seemed to be the very incarnation of the Golden Rule.  His life might be likened unto a beacon light on the shore to guide us aright, a light which has been shining to the world through these many years, and the reflection of which will continue to shine and beckon others to the right shore.  He is not dead, but still liveth.  What greater, nobler life can man live than this?  What makes man wield such influence as this?  Was it great wealth? No,.  He lived a most humble country life, though not a life of poverty by any means.  He had all the real necessities of life, never seemingly to be seeking this world's goods, yet always happy and looking on the bright side of his life which was an inspiration to all whom he came in
contact.  Was it great learning and superior intellect or any of the worldly ideas of greatness?  No, it was not through learning and superior intellect of any of the worldly ideas of greatness that won the respect of his fellow men.  It was his own individuality and life.  It was because he lived an exempiary, honorable,
 straightforward and yet unassuming life. 
    Though the last several years grandma's life was full of suffering and pain, at times almost suffering death, she fought battles of life bravely and well, never yielding any signs of surrender, never complaining with her lot, but facing every crisis as a heroine.  She was a true christian woman, a loving and faithful mother, and a tender and patient wife.  As a wife, mother and christian she measured up to a high standard.  All things else may seemingly be forgotten, all other influences, apparently may seem to lose their forces, but mother is never forgotten, and the precious influence of her words and life, of her deeds and prayers will abide until death.  "It is better to suffer the afflictions of life for a while than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season."  We lament her going, but still we are confronted by the fond hope of meeting her in that Country which God hath prepared for them that live Him.  ............. A grandson  [Back to Index]

Mrs. F. G. Abernatha (The Monroe Advertiser, June 16, 1911)
    At six-thirty o'clock last Friday, the angel of death bore away the spirit of Mrs. F. G. Abernatha.  Death came to her at the home of her daughter Mrs. A. Ayers, after an illness of about five months of dropsy. She bore her afflictions with patience and fortitude never complaining of her condition.  She longed for the time to come when she would greet her Father and be in his presence with the holy angels.  During her sickness she sang often the praises of God.  She told her daughter and friends that she was ready and willing to go.
    For many years the deceased resided in Forsyth with her husband, Mr. Charles Abernatha, who died about nine years ago.  The remains were brought to Forsyth Saturday morning and laid to rest in Oakland cemetery beside her husband.
    Mrs. Abernatha was about fifty-five years of age and had been for years a faithful member of the Congregational Methodist Church.  She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. A. Ayers, of Buchanan and one granddaughter.  (Top)

M. U. FLETCHER (The Monroe Advertiser, June 16, 1911)
    M. U. FLETCHER PASSES AWAY, The Funeral Services were conducted at his Home at 11l O'clock Monday by Rev. Mr. Juban
    A pall of sadness has been cast over this and surrounding communities by the death of Mr. M. U. Fletcher, which occurred at his home here Sunday morning at five o'clock.  Mr. Fletcher has been in ill health for some time, but has been confined to his bed for the past two or three months.  During this time he has suffered
intensely, but bore it bravely and calmly to the end.
    Mr. Fletcher was one of the county's most highly esteemed and respected citizens, and because of his genial disposition, and christian character, was loved and honored by all who knew him.
    The funeral services were conducted at his home at eleven o'clock   Monday  morning by Rev. Mr. Juhan, assisted by Rev. A. Chamblee.  The interment was in the Forsyth cemetery.
    The high esteem in which the deceased was held was attested by the scores of friends who assembled at his home to pay the last tribute of grief to their departed friend and to drop a tear of sympathy to those so near and dear to him.
    He is survived by his wife, two brothers, Messrs. William and James Fletcher, and two sisters, Mrs. Duncan McGowan of Forsyth and Mrs. Camp of California, all of whom have our heartfelt sympathy. (Top)

Mr. William Willis (The Monroe Advertiser, June 16, 1911)
    Mr. William Willis, youngest son of Mr. D. E. Willis of Forsyth died Wednesday morning, July 7 (Note: paper list July 7, probably should have been June 7th.)
at 8:00 o'clock after an illness of less than two weeks.
    He died at Cabaniss and was buried Thursday at the family burial grounds near Berner.
    He was a half brother to Mrs. Lizzie Freeman and Mrs. J. G. Bittick of Forsyth and Mrs. R. D. Watts of Cabiness.  Mesdames C. N. Hudson and Rex King of Macon and Mrs. Frank Jackson, Sr., of Cabaniss are his own sisters.  He was a member of Sunshine Methodist Church and was about 25 years old.  (Top)

MRS. J. D. SHI  (The Monroe Advertiser, Jan. 27, 1911)
    Mrs. J. D. Shi Passes Away: Leaves Husband and One Daughter...Member of Prominent Monroe County Family.
    Mrs. James D. Shi passed away at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. S. Maynard, in this city about eleven o'clock Monday morning.
Mrs. Shi had been ill for the past four months and during several weeks previous to her death her condition remained extremely critical.  She had lived in Forsyth a greater part of her life, but had resided at Rivoli, near Macon, for the past two years, where Mr. Shi was manager of the Idle Hour Stock farm.
    Surviving Mrs. Shi are her husband, Mr. James D. Shi, and a little seven year old daughter, Marion Shi; also her parents, four sisters, Mrs. J. W. J. Taylor, Misses Mary, Kate and Thelma Maynard, and two brothers, Mr. Gordon Maynard and I. S. Maynard, Jr.,  Mrs. Shi was a member of the Methodist church and was a young woman of many christian graces.  She had a large circle of friends who are deeply grieved at her untimely demise.
    The funeral services were conducted from Methodist church Tuesday afternoon at three o'clock by Rev. W. T. Hunnicutt, of Atlanta, who was paster of the Forsyth Methodist church several years ago.  The interment was in Oakland cemetery.  (Note by transcriber: Her given name was not listed, however, I believe she was the daughter of Isam Maynard.  The 1910 Census Bibb County lists the following:  J. D. Shi, age 30, Lucile, age 28, wife and Mariion age 6)   (Top) 
 

C. M. Rockmore loses his wife. (The Monroe Advertiser, Dec. 2, 1910)
    Died of Paralysis on November 25th.  Interred at Webb Cemetery
    Mrs. Rockmore, wife of C. M. Rockmore, died at their home in this county on Friday afternoon, November 25, 1910 and her remains were interred at Webb Cemetery Sunday afternoon.  The funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Elder West.
    Their Children are, Charles, Earl, of Texas and Miss Mary Lou Rockmore.  Mrs. John Kimball and Mrs. Lumpkin Kimball. (Note by Transcriber:  I believe the name should be Roquemore.  She was wife of Charles M. Roquemore, Clide L. .  C,. M. Roquemore was born July 1861.  Clide L. was born Jan. 1858.
Charles M. Roquemore, born July 11, 1861, died Feb. 5, 1945.Clyde L. Roquemore, born Jan. 22, 1858, Died Nov. 25, 1910. Charles M. Roquemore's second wife, Lillie is also buried there.)
( Note by Jane Newton: 
According to her will in Monroe County in Will book D page 529  she was Leila Clyde Roquemore  and wife of Charles McDonald Roquemore.  She was Leila Clyde Zellner before marriage.  Married January 10, 1884  Monroe County, Ga. .    She was born January 22, 1858 in Monroe County to Andrew Burton Zellner and Annie Kessiah Edge Zellner.  Leila Clyde died and he married a second time to Sallie Steele  February 17, 1912 in Monroe County.  The above comes from the book A FEW ROQUEMORES AND DESCENDANTS  by Pearl Deford.)  (Top)
 

MRS. MARY C. JAUGSTETER (The Monroe Advertiser, Dec. 2, 1910)
    Remains were Laid to Rest in Rose Hill Cemetery in Macon, on Sunday.
    Mrs. Mary C. Jaugsteter, aged 88 years on November 11, 1910, died at the home of her son, T. F. Jaugsteter in Forsyth on Saturday, November 26 at 2:06 p.m. and her remains were laid to rest in Rose Hill cemetery in Macon at ll:45 a.m. Sunday, the funeral service being conducted by Rev. Geo. W. Griner.
    She is survived by one son, T. F., one daughter, Mrs. Katie Wolfe, one grandson C. T. Wolfe and one nephew, Mr. F.G. Jaugsteter of Savannah.
    The deceased was born in Munic, Germany, and came to Forsyth in 1882 and spent the rest of her life with her son.
    She was a member of the Catholic church in Munic.
    Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Hutchinson, Sheriff Holland, Mr. Zollie Potts and Mrs. Bartow Potts, Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Oxford, of Jackson and Rev. Geo. W.Griner accompanied the family to the interment in Macon.  (Top)

Mrs. B. L. Henceley (The Monroe Advertiser, May 20, 1910)
    Dillards, My 16 - A sad death was that of Mrs. B. L. Hensley which occurred at her home near Maynards church Sunday morning.  Mrs. Henceley had been sick for several months and her death was not unexpected.  She was the wife of Rev. B. L. Henceley and the daughter of Mrs. Floyd of Forsyth.  She was a good christian woman and for years a consistant member of the Missionary Baptist church and in her death Maynards loses one of the most devoted members.  She leaves one son, Zenas Hencely, and four dughters, Mrs. C. C. Lunsford, Mrs. J. A. Speir, Mrs. John Williamson, Mrs. E. L. Bowden and Miss Lizzie Henceley.
    The remains were interred at Maynards cemetery Monday Morning.  To her family we extend christian condolence.   (Top)

Newton C. Barnes, (The Monroe Advertiser, May 27, 1910)
Newton C. Barnes Dies at Age of 92.  Was a Confederate Soldier.  On Friday, May 20, 1910, at the Huguley cemetery, the remains of Mr, Newton C. Barnes was laid to rest.
    He was 91 years old, being perhaps the oldest man in Monroe County.  He was old when the Civil war came, but shouldered his gun, fought for his country and was proud to be called a Confederate soldier.  As a blacksmith he did honest work and those for whom he has long worked, were agrieved to learn of his death.  For several years, he was a miller and during his long life has done lots of other kinds of work. 
    Talking about the old man Saturday, a good citizen, who had known him a long time said that "Uncle Newt" had always staid at home and attended to his business.  If so, he did well and lived a life worthy to be annulated by others. 
    Mr. Barnes was born near Eaton, March 16, 1818, before Forsyth was founded or Monroe County was laid out.  On the 4th of last Septemer, he was stricken with paralysis and was helpless from that day till his death.  He belonged to the church, but his religion was to be ............ upright with all men and do unto others as he would have them do unto him.
    He lived a life of a celibate and had no direct blood heirs.  Mrs. Sarah C. Bishop, a niece, lived with him at the time of his death and will perhaps inherit all his property.  (Top)

WILSON, MILTON W.  (The Monroe Advertiser, Thursday, Aug. 29, 1946)
    Milton W.  Wilson Passes at Home after Long Illness
    On Friday afternoon at the Forsyth Memorial Chapel, funeral services were held for Milton Monroe Wilson, 69, who died Thursday night at his home in Forsyth.
Mr. Wilson, who, until illness forced his retirement, had engaged in farming, had been in ill health for a number of months.  He was the son of the late William C.
Wilson and Mary Anthony Wilson, and spent his life in Crawford and Monroe Counties.
    He is survived by his wife, the former Lenora Smith, of Savannah; three daughters, Mrs. C. M. Caunkle of Milner, and Mrs. A. A. Ivey of Forsyth; eight brothers,
Tom, Lee and Jeff Wilson, of Monroe County, Mack, Seabe, Claude, Clarence, and Oliver Wilson, of Crawford County; three sisters Mrs. Annie Mae Shaddles and Mrs. Lucile Shaddles, of Dawson, and Mrs. Gladys Lunceford, of Fort Valley.  He is also survived by 22 grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren.
    Funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Adrian Warwick.  Mrs. John Stephens and Miss Anna John Watkins, accompanied at the piano of Miss Bertie Hughey, sang "Sweet Bye and Bye" and "Death is only a Dream".  Interment was in the city cemetery.   Back to Top

Hatcher Turner (The Monroe Advertiser, Feb. 17, 1911)
    Feb. 14th.  On last Thursday, February 9th, Mr. Hatcher Turner age 65 years died at his home in Milledgeville, and the day following his body was brought to Brent and placed beside the lonely grave of his brother at the Turner home.  Mr. S. D. Turner, who accompanied the corpse, returned to Milledgeville the next day to the bedside of his uncle, Mr. William Turner who is critically ill.  Back to Top

JOHN C. POE,  (The Monroe Advertiser, Feb. 17, 1911)
    Mr. John C. Pope and Mrs. Sarah Floyd, two of the Oldest citizens of Monroe County, summoned.
    The death of Mr. John C. Poe occurred near his home at Goggansville last Friday.  Heart trouble is supposed to have been the cause of his death, as he passed away without a moments warning.
    Mr. Poe was one of the oldest citizens of Monroe County.  He was born April 3rd, 1828, and would have been 88 years old had he lived until next April.
He had lived in Monroe county all his life and at the time of his death was living on the lad owned by his father when Monroe County was but sparsely settled.  He was a confederate veteran and served in a Georgia regiment in the army of Northern Virginia.
    He had held the office of justice of the peace in his district since 1868 and was holding that office at the time of his death.
    Surviving him are four daughters, Mrs. Walter Reynolds, of Atlanta, Mrs. Mary and Misses Alice and Mary Poe of this county.  Also two sons, Mr. J.E. Poe of this county, and Mr. J. H. Poe of Macon.
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Mrs. Sarah Floyd (The Monroe Advertiser, Feb. 17, 1911)
    Mrs. Sarah Floyd dies in 88th year.
    After a short illness Mrs. Sarah Floyd expired at the home of her son, Mr. J. A. Floyd, in this city Friday night.
    Mrs. Floyd as in her 88th year and ws the widow of the late W. W. Floyd.  She ws born in Putnam county and move with her father, Mr. Mabrey, to this county when a small child.  Her father was a soldier of the revolutionary war and for efficient services drew a lot of land from the government.  This lot was located near Colliers, where Mr. Mabrey moved and lived until his death.
    Mrs. Floyd joined Shiloh church when a young woman, but after her marriage to Mr. Floyd in 1849, her membership was transferred to Maynards church.  She was a noble christian woman, who had lived a life of loyalty to her church and family.
    The deceased is survived by only two children, Mr. J. A. Floyd and Mrs. J. D. Little, both of Forsyth.
    The funeral services were conducted from her late residence in this city Saturday afternoon and the interment was in the old family burial ground hear Venture.
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Mrs. N. F. Mitchell (The Monroe Advertiser, Nov. 25, 1910)
    A sad death of an aged lady was that of Mrs. Nancy Mitchell, in Jones County, on Nov. 17, 1910.  She was a kind and loving mother, an affectionate companion and lived a grand and noble life.  She was a faithful member of County Line Baptist Church.
    Mrs. Mitchell is survived by seven children.  They are, Mrs. W. F. Smith of Flovilla, G., Mrs. E. R. Covin of Juliette, Ga., Misses Amanda, Georgia and Mollie Mitchell; two sons, Mr. D. D. Mithcell and Mr. J. C. Mitchell, both of ones County.  Back to Top

OTIS ALLEN..  (The Monroe Advertiser, Feb. 17, 1911)
    Otis Allen was born August 14, 1887, and died February 2nd, 1911.  Otis [passed away at his father's home near Smarrs, Thursday morning about four o'clock, death ensuing from a complication of diseases.
    Otis had been sick for several months, but his condition was not considered serious until a few days prior to his death, which was a great shock to his family and host of friends.
    Besides his wife, he is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Allen, one brother, Claude Allen, and four sisters, Mrs. Ed Beasley, Mrs. Neal Beasley, Mrs. Mack Spear and Miss Eunice Allen.  All live near Smarrs.
    Within the compass of these brief years was embraced a life that was manly and true, the after glow of which will linger long in the hearts of those who loved him best.  During his boyhood days the devotion to mother and sisters was marked.  During the eighteen months of his married life, when he had a home of his own, his love and devotion for his wife was chracterized by the same unselfish spirit.  All during his sickness, his devotion and trust in his wife, mother and father was grand and noble.  While suffering greatly one night he told his mother that he was trusting in God.
    Otis joined Mount Zion church when a boy of sixteen.  The funeral services were conducted at this church Friday morning at eleven o'clock, bu Rev. J. W. Hunt and the interment was in the Little cemetery at twelve o'clock.  A very large crowd attended the services.  The many beautiful and floral wreaths placed on the casket attested the high esteem in which the deceased was held by those who sincerely mourn his death. 
    Just in the bloom of young manhood, just when life promised to be wonderously fair, God saw fit to call him up higher.  Brasvely he answered and with trust in his leader, he passed onward out of sight to the home not made with hands.
    "He leaves this world without a tear, save for the ones he held so dear."  To heal their sorrows, Lord decended, And to the loved ones proved a friend"
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JESSE LEE FULLER  (The Monroe Advertiser, Sept. 17, 1897)
    In Memoria.  On the 28th ult., at l:30 p.m. of typhoid fever, Jesse Lee Fuller passed peacefully away.  He was 27 years of age; was born and reared near his final resting place at the old Salim church, 4 miles west of Pope's Ferry.  He pursued farming till the past few years when he became engaged in merchandise at his old home.  He was thus brought more closely in touch with the public heart and through honest and liberal dealing with the public he won universal admiration, attested by a constantly enlarging patronage and friendship.  From every source the writer hears but one expression, "We will miss Jesse Lee."  Deserved tribute---and that grateful public will ever delight to keep green the chapter to his memory.  The writer has known him from childhood as the modest, assuming gentleman, and it is sad to know wuch a career of usefulness has been untimely ended.  Through making no public profession of religion, yet from late expressions we are led to hope he is now among the redeemed above.  The tenderest symphathies of the entire community go out to the stricken father, sister and relatives.  'Till we meet again, Jesse". A friend.  Back to Top

Mrs. Wilia Barfield Davis  (Transcribed by E. Robertson, Monroe Advertiser, May 20, 1910)
Was laid to Rest at Salem Church
A Niece Writes a Beautiful Tribute to Mrs. Davis
    On April the Twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and ten, one of our noblest women died after seven months of intense suffering.
    Mrs. Wilia Barfield Davis was a perfect Christian and loved by all who knew her.
    On the twenty seventh of April, nineteen and nine, at Calloden, she was married to Mr. W. B. Davis and they at once went to Dames, where they lived for almost five months.  From there they came to Popes Ferry to live.  Shortly after settling in their new home, Mrs. Davis was taken sick.  She never was able to get up after this.
    About three months ago she was moved to the hospital, but the dreaded disease had its hand upon her and she was brought home where loving hands did all that was possible to relieve her suffering, until our Savior called her home to rest.
    She was laid to rest on her wedding anniversary at Salem churchyard.  She is not dead, only gone before to prepare the way for her loved ones.
    To know her was to love her.  A Devoted Niece..  Back to Top


Mrs. J. P. Sutton (Monroe Advertiser, August 13, 1915.  File furnished by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
Passes to Beyond ---  Wife of Prominent Citizen Succumbs after Long Illness.  Was Prominent in Religious Work. 
"Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth:  Yea, saith the spirit that they may rest from their labors, and their
works do follow them."
     How beautiful are the promises of God and how delightful to know that every one of them is true.
    How glorious it is for the faithful Christian to know that there is "a house not made with hands eternal in
the heavens," and when all the aches and pains, the sufferings and disappointments of earth are over "On the other side of
Jordan"<
    On Thursday morning, August 5th, 1915, the sweet spirit of Mrs. James P. Sutton left it tenement of clay and winged its
way to its eternal home, sought and found rest "In the sweet fields of Eden."
    Mrs. Sutton had been a patient sufferer for many moons and when the Angel of Death came he found her surrounded by
her family, friends and loved ones.
    On last Friday, after the casket had been lowered into the grave and her pastor Rev. Eubanks and read the quotation at
the head of this article, we realized that here ...
    After graduating from Monroe College, now Bessie Tift, she was happily married to Mr. J. P. Sutton and her husband and
two children, Carl and Ruth, survive her. 
    She was a beloved member of the James Monroe Chapter, at Forsyth, of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Her
council and advice, her presence and pleasing personality will be greatly missed from the future members of her church and
all the organizations with which she was connected and her community will.........
(Note by transcriber.  I believe Mrs. Sutton was formerly Josephine Phinazee; married James H. Sutton May 5, 1860.  This
article never did give her name.)
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SUTTON, MARY , The Monroe Advertiser, May 23, 1876 (File furnished by Jane Newton, Transcribed by E. Robertson)
    IN MEMORIAM.  Died in this county on the morning of the 20th inst.  Mrs. Mary Sutton consort of Mr. Charles M. Sutton.  She
was born March 30th, 1804, being therefore, at the time of her death in the 73rd year of her age.  She was married to her
husband, C. M. Sutton, Jan. 25, 1825.
    She joined the Baptist Church in the year 1828 and fought the good fight of faith for more than 40 years and breathed her
last confident in hope that her Savior cared for her and would conduct her immortal soul to the climes of endless bliss.
The subject of this is in Memoriam was all that could be portrayed by Philosopher or Poet as one of the best of wives, mother
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S. S. TONEY. (Monroe Advertiser, May 23, 1876) File furnished by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
Death of S. S. Toney.  On Sunday morning the 21st inst, we were startled to hear the announcement that Mr. S. Toney was dead.
He had been afflicted for a long time with consumption, which was gradually wasting his strength and bring the grim destroyer
nearer; but we did not think the end would have come so soon.  A few months since he went to Florida to try the mild climate of that
sunny land and he thought for a while, that he was improving.  But as spring came on, he grew weaker and it was evident to himself
that the angel of death had marked him for an early victim.  He wrote to his father and mother that "he was coming home to die".
He had only been here a very short time, when life loosed its hold and he was gone.
    He was born in Forsyth on the 26th of August 1848.  In 1867 he removed to Southwest Georgia and on the 8th day of February 1868
he married Miss Annie E, Patot, (formerly of Savannah) at the residence of her brother-in-law, Dr. Stoney Roberts of Daugherty county.
He joined the Baptist Church in Baker County and was baptized by Rev. W. H. Clark, a returned missionary, on Sunday, August 16, 1868.
Soon afterwards he returned to Forsyth and up the time his health failed him, he was senior clerk in the house of B. Pye & Son.  He was a
pious member of the Baptist church in Forsyth.
    He left a wife and four children, whom he commended to the care of the God he loved and served.  He was resigned to death and told
his family and friends that he desired to meet them in Heaven.  He died serene and happy and his spirit that left this earth upon a quiet and
beautiful Sabbath morn winged its flight to a brighter clime where suffering will be known no more.
    He was burried with military honors on yesterday (Monday) by the Quitman Guards, of which organization he was a member.

 

VISITS GRAVE OF THOMAS W. HOLLIS. (Monroe Advertiser, Oct. 31, 1919. Submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
    JUDGE BARTLET TELLS OF CARE GIVEN RESTING PLACES OF THE AMERICAN HEROES IN FRANCE-BACK FROM TOUR.
    Judge C. L. Bartlett, well known Macon lawyer and former member of congress from the Sixth Georgia district, returned to Macon Sunday from a three months' visit to England and northern France.
    His journey was largely on business affairs, but he and Mrs. Bartlett made an extensive tour over northern France, visiting the battlefields where American Soldiers fought in the great war, the Toul sector, the Argonae, Chateau Thierry, Belleau Wood, St. Mihiel and all of the principal fields of action in the war where Americans laid down their lives were visited.  Judge Bartlett visited the cemeteries that the United States government has made for the permanent resting places of the American dead. 
    "There are a good number of these cemeteries," said Judge Bartlett, "Where our boys are being buried after their removal from the original graves on the battlefields.  I saw the graves of about 50,000 American soldiers, which is the majority of those who fell in France.  Each grave has a white cross, and bears the name and organization of the fallen hero."
"At the Fere enTardenois cemetery there are 35,000 men buried; at Belleau Wood, about 1,400 marines; at Thiscourt, about 4200; at Serennas at Nestles 3500; at Romagna, which is the Argonne cemetery, 21,200.
    The government has an organization on duty at these cemeteries permanently.  From sox to ten burials are made a day.  The work is being excellently performed.  An army officer is in charge of the work at each cemetery, and is willing and anxious to exchange letters with the people in this country in regard to the men buried.  These officers are glad to give all information possible to the fathers and mothers or other relatives of our buys who gave up their lives.
FLOWERS ON 151ST GRAVES.
    "I saw the graves of a large number of American soldiers in the cemetery near Paris, Fere le Chise, and also the graves of 22,000 of our men buried in England.  I have the names and places where are buried all the dead of the 151st Machine Gun Batallion.  There is a grave registration office in Paris, near Madelaine on the Rue d'Anglais, where full information is kept on file. My wife and I put flowers on the graves of the men of the 151st Machine Gun Battalion who were killed.  We brought back pictures of their graves.
    "The following men who were members of the 151st Battalion are buried in the Serennes et Nestles cemetery in section "N", Plot 2, which is near Fere en Tardenois:
Otis Knight of Macon
Thomas B, Hollis of Forsyth
Ben F. Grenne, of Clinton
E. P. McWilliams of Macon
Private Collins of Macon
Private Davis of Macon,
Frank Hunt of Milner
    "Lieutenant Joe N. Neel, Jr.,. also of Macon, is buried in the Thiacourt cemetery, and C. L. Bunting, Macon, is buried in the Argonne cemetery at Ramagne.
    "The care takers of these cemeteries are willing at any time to write full information in regard to the graves.  Our visit was a very enjoyable one, though we were, of course, made to feel very sad when we came to view the graves of the heroes from our very home. Our government is sparing no expense or labor to afford every fallen soldier a fitting resting place.  Macon News."  [Back to Index]

J. S. ABERNATHY KILLED BY SHOCK. (The Monroe Advertiser, July 7, 1932.  Submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
    FORSYTH MERCHANT LOSES HIS LIFE AS RESULT OF STORM; OTHERS RECEIVE SLIGHT INJURIES.
Mr. John Abernathy, 67, one of Forsyth's best known and oldest merchants was electrocuted about noon Friday during a severe electrical and rain storm.
During the storm a 2300 volt wire was blown across the smaller voltage wire leading to Mr. Abernathy's store in the Forsyth business section, heavily overcharging them.  Mr. Abernathy in the rear of his store, reached to turn on an electric light and upon touching the socket, the current passed through his body, burning his hand and killing him almost instantly.
    Mr. Gideon Snow, a clerk in a store near Mr.  Abernathy's place was knocked across the room and suffered a burned arm when he attempted to operate an electric cash register, which also was heavily overcharged by a fallen wire.  Several other people were shocked by the high voltage from the wire that killed Mr. Abernathy.
    Mr. Abernathy is survived by his wife and four children, Katherine, Gertrude, Bluford and Davis.
    Funeral rites were conducted by Rev. Geo. Goddard, of Milner, from the residence at 11 o'clock Sunday morning.  Interment was in Forsyth Cemetery.  [Back to Index]

Burwell Green. (The Monroe Advertiser, Fri. Aug 19, 1898.  File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
    Mr. Burwell Green died on the 13th inst. in the seventy-ninth year of his age, whilst on a visit to his daughter, Mrs. Thomas McCord near Holly Grove church.  His beloved wife and three children had gone before him and he leaves three children, the above named daughter and two sons, Mr. Ed. Green of Monticello and Mr. Burwell Green, Jr., near Montepeller, to follow.
    Deceased was born in Pike and spent his last forty-five years in Monroe county.  He was a good citizen, peaceably and industriously attending to his own affairs and beloved family on his farm.  He was a worthy old veteran, bearing four honorable scars on his person, by two of which he was laid for forty-eight hours in the dead house.
    Love sweetened all the toils of a devoted husband and father and he was lovingly cared for in all his affletions.  He was an humble Christian and member of the Baptist church, for years never murmuring at any affletion and died triumphantly, trusting in his Lord.  Funeral services were held by Reb. Jesse Mays and his body was laid to rest, in Holly Grove Cemetery, till the resurrection.  [Back to Index]

A. W. CASTLEN (Macon Telegraph, Fri. Nov 21, 1930.  File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson).
Culloden, Ga., Nov. 20.  A. W. Castlen died at his home Monday evening after an illness of several months.  He is survived by his wife and three sons, Irvin, Harris and Edwin.     [Back to Index]

Thomas Edward Wilson (Monroe Advertiser, June 23, 1932)(File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
    The friends of Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Wilson are sympathizing with them in the death of their fourteen-month old son, Thomas Edward, who passed away at a Macon sanitarium early Tuesday morning.  The child is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Wilson, one brother, Cecil, Jr.; one sister Elizabeth and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wilson.
    The funeral was conducted at the Highway Methodist church Wednesday afternoon by Rev. P. P. Moseley, and interment was in the city cemetery.  The Bramblett Funeral Home was in charge of funeral arrangements.  [Back to Index]

Bela U, Rumble, Business Leader Claimed by Death. (Monroe Advertiser, Thursday, Nov. 17, 1955.  File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson).
    Death came to Bela Urban Rumble here Thursday after an illness of only four days.
    A leader in the business and religious affairs of the county, Mr. Rumble was widely known and respected throughout this section. He held the record of having been in the business life of the Forsyth longer than any other individual.  He first went into business here in 1888, and in 1900, founded the Forsyth Mercantile Co. which became the oldest firm in the county under its original management.  He remained as president and active participant in the firm until his passing.  During his many years as a merchant here he cultivated friendships in every segment of the citizenry.
    Mr. Rumble's connection with the churches of Monroe County went back 75 years when he joined the old Mt. Zion Methodist Church near Smarr at the age of 12.
For 63 years he had been one of the leading members of the Forsyth Methodist Church where he served as a steward for about 50 years and as Sunday School superintendent for 25 years.  In this connection his influence was felt in many ways, known and unknown.  His contribution as a devout member of his church cannot be evaluated.
    He as a Royal Arch Mason and a Knight Templar.
    Mr. Rumble was a native of Monroe County as were his parents, the late Woodbridge Rumble and Josephine Richardson Rumble.  He was born in the Brent community 87 years ago.  He was married to the late Maggie Mallory Rumble.
    Survivors include one son, Frank Mallory Rumble; a daughter, Mrs. J. E. Phinazee; two grandchildren; one great grandchild; five brothers, Lemuel and Cleveland Rumble, both of Smarr, Douglas Rumble of Atlanta, Dr. Lester Rumble of Augusta and W. Rumble of Dublin, and a sister, Mrs. U. L. Porch of Forsyth.
    Funeral services were held at the Forsyth Methodist Church on Saturday morning with Rev. Hubert Dodd, Rev. J. Thornton Williams and Rev J. H. Clarke participating.  Burial was at the City Cemetery.  Pallbearers were Harris Rumble, Fred Rumble, William Graham, Chrles Maynard, Dr. Charles Rumble, Dr. Douglas Porch.  Bela Green and Paul Rumble.     [Back to Index]
  

Mrs. Marium Miller Williford Passes. (Monroe Advertiser, May 18, 1939) (File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
On May 12, Mrs. Marium Miller Williford, widow of the late Hines Williford, III, entered into that last deep sleep.  She had been in declining health for a number of years but for several months had been in a very feeble condition, gradually growing more critical.
    Mrs. Williford was a daughter of a very old and prominent family, large plantation owners of Crawford county, during the antebellum days.  Her mother was the former Miss Caroline Elizabeth Bentley and her father the late William Miller.  Both Mrs. Williford and her husband came from old southern aristocracy and throughout  Mrs. Williford's long life she adorned the traditions of the old South and exemplified the traits of true Christian womanhood, being an inspiration to all whose pleasure it was to know her.  Se was a true neighbor and friend; gracious in her manner always.  In her home, she served untiringly and in her husband's heart she truly reigned as queen. She was ever ready to minister unto the sick and ready, those less fortunate than she.
    Mrs. Williford united with Mt. Carmel Primitive Baptist church during her young ladyhood and remained a true and faithful member until her death.
    After her marriage to Mr. Williford on January 16, 1873, they came to Monroe County and bought a home at Montpelier Spring, residing there for thirty years, then sold and purchased their present home at Brent.  She  left two daughters, Mrs. Tillman J. Sanders, with whom she resided, and Mrs. L. D. Owen, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, a niece,  Mrs. Martha Bayne of Macon; a nephew, W. M. White of Culloden.
    Her funeral was conducted by her pastor, Rev. Hunt, who resides at Perry, who paid a beautiful tribute to her long life of 86 years.  Interment was in the family cemetery at Brent.  [Back to Index]
[Note:  Buried at Brent Cemetery:
Williford, Marium Miller    Born Oct. 9, 1852,    Died May 12, 1939
Williford, Hines                 Born Feb. 25, 1846, Died Dec. 7, 1917

Mrs. Harbuck's Funeral Held. (Monroe Advertiser, July 1933, File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
    Roberta, Ga., July 24 - Funeral services were held today at Russellville church near here, for Mrs. Mamie Perkins Harbuck, 23, who died Sunday at Oglethorpe private infirmary in Macon.  Rev. P. P. Moseley officiated.
    Besides her husband, James Harbuck, two children, James and Jean, two sisters, Mrs. Edward Shanks and Mrs. Jimmie Kaid of Eufaula, Ala., and two brothers, Lynn and John Perkins of Georgetown, survive.  Interment was in Russellville Cemetery.

William T. Kent (The Macon Telegraph - Friday Dec. 19, 1958) (Submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
Funeral services for William T. Kent, 53, will be held at the East Juliette Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Edgar Pritchett officiating.  Burial will be in the East Juliette Cemetery.
    Mr. Kent died in the Veterans Hospital at Whippie, Ariz.  He was a native of Jones County.
    Survivors include his father, Albert Kent, Juliette, two daughters Mrs. George Webber, Tempe, Ariz., Mrs. J. H. Counts, San Bedine,  Calif; three sisters.

Mrs. A. A. Heath (Macon Telegraph, Friday, Dec. 19, 1958, submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
Forsyth:  Funeral services for Mrs. A. A. Heath, 72, will be held at 11 a m Saturday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Edgar Pritchett and the Rev. James Burleson officiating.  Burial will be in Forsyth Cemetery.
    Mrs. Heath, a member of the New Providence Baptist Church at Smarr, died Thursday in Atlanta.  She was a native of Carroll County, the former Miss Doral Newman.
    Survivors include five daughters; two sons; two sisters. (names intentionally omitted)    [Back to Index]
 

JOHN J. HAYGOOD, SR. (Monroe Advertiser, June 1, 1933)( File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
    On last Monday, May 8, as the evening shadows were falling and the sun sank into the golden west, the death angel visited our home and took from us our beloved father, John J. Haygood, Sr.  He was born July 21, 1862, making his stay on this earth nearly seventy-one years.  He lived his entire life in Monroe county, always living in or near Culloden.  In early manhood he married Miss Lena Bentley, also of Culloden, and to this union were born six children, four sons and two daughters, who with nine grandchildren, five sisters, four brothers and a host of relatives morn his passing.
    Father was peculiarly afflicted for the last three months and altho of a highly nervous nature, never a word of complaint passed his lips.  He felt impressed from the first that the end was near and often expressed a willingness and desire to quit this world of sin and sorrow.  To me his going is a personal loss, as well as to his children and lonely companion, who shared his joys and sorrows for forty-five years.  His love for his children and "grandbabies" as he called them, was beautiful to witness, and altho "Papa"  and "Grand-daddy" is no more, a precious memory of this devoted and indulgent father will linger in their hearts always.
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(Note: Buried at Culloden Cemetery.
Haygood, John James    Born 10 Jul 1862    Died 08 May 1933
Haygood, Lena Bentley  Born 09 Feb, 1868  Died 28 Sept. 1941

Service Honors Mrs. Holmes. (The Monroe County Reporter, March 23, 1973)(File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
    A memorial service was held Sunday morning at the Culloden Primitive Baptist Church, during the regular worship service hour, honoring the late Mrs. Elizabeth Roquemore Holes, who at her death, March 18, was the oldest living charter member of the church.  Elder Ray Sims officiated at the service.
    Funeral services for Mrs. Holmes were held last week in Akron, Ohio at St. Paul's Episcopal Church with burial in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
    Mrs. Holmes was born in Forsyth, March 12, 1884.  She was a charter member of the Culloden Primitive Baptist Church, which formed in 1909, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Huguenot Society of Charleston, S. C.
    Mrs. Holmes lived in Forsyth for a number of years, as dietician at Tift College, after which she retired to live in Akron, with her daughter and her husband.
    She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John Strozier; a grandson and three great-grandchildren in New York; two half-brothers, Joe and Jim Roquemore of Forsyth; a half-sister, Mrs. Mable Little of Decatur, Ga; and several nieces and nephews in Georgia and Florida.  [Back to Index]

        (Monroe County Reporter, April 20, 1983.  File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)

Graveside services were held for Harriet Taylor Zellner, 66, on Tuesday, March 29, at the Forsyth City Cemetery.  Rev. Ryan Seawright officiated.
Mrs. Zellner was the daughter of the late Julian Seals Taylor and the late Minnie Sanders Taylor of Macon County.  She had lived in Monroe County for over 37 years and was retired Director of the Monroe County Department of Family & Childrens Services.  She had worked for over 30 years before retiring in April of 1980.  She was a member of the Eastern Star.
    Mrs. Zellner was survived by a brother ___of Macon and several nieces and nephews.      [Back to Index]

MRS. P. S. SMITH DIES IN FORSYTH. (Monroe Advertiser, June 1, 1939.  File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
    Mrs. P. S. Smith, widow of the late P. S. Smith of Crawford county, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. Lester Grant, Friday morning, May 12 (1939)
She was born in Crawford in 1857 and lived here until the death of her husband seven years ago.  She had lived with her daughter since his death.  She was Miss Elizabeth Chapman before her marriage.  She was the daughter of the late Mary Eubanks Chapman and Taylor Chapman of Crawford County.
    Mrs. Smith was a Christian woman, always ready to lend a helping hand.  She had been confined to her bed almost three years, but bore her sufferings patiently.  She will be greatly missed by her host of friends and loved ones for to know her was to love her.
    She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. O. T. Chapman of Lizella; Mrs. Joe Clements of Stewart, Fla.; Mrs. Olivia McCollum, Atlanta, and Mrs. J. Lester Grant of Forsyth, by four sons T. O. and E. H. of Roberta, S. L. of Leslie and O. D. Smith of Macon, two brothers, A. J. Chapman of Macon and Mr. Augustus Chapman of Crawford county, fifty-nine grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
    Funeral services were held at Bethel Cemetery in Crawford county Saturday afternoon.  The service was conducted by Rev. Robert Ricks of Lizella and Rev. Harry Smith of Forsyth. -- Knoxville (Ga.) Post.         [Back to Index]

John Everingham Wadley.  (Monroe Advertiser, June 1, 1939.  File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
John Everingham Wadley Passes away in Valdosta.
    The death of Mr. John Everingham Wadley comes to his relatives and friends as a peculiarly sad event, in that he is the last of a generation which included a large and widely known family, that of William Merrill Wadley, a resident for many years of Bolingbroke and a pioneer citizen of Georgia.
    Mr. John E. Wadley, youngest of the sons, had spent most of his life in South Georgia where he had many friends who held him in loving esteem.  He lived for many years in Waycross, where he was prominently known as president of the First National Bank of Waycross and also the Satilla Manufacturing Co.  He had retired from active business some years ago and later moved to Valdosta to live quietly among his wife's relatives.  His health had gradually declined and recently he grew steadily weaker.  He passed away Friday at Midnight and was buried from the Episcopal church in Valdosta of which he was a prominent member.
    He leaves a wife who was Miss Henrietta Lane, of Valdosta, who is now living with her sister, Miss Minnie Lane, a well known and beloved teacher for 46 years in Valdosta, now retired.  Mr. Wadley was 79 years old at his death.  His funeral was largely attended by his nieces and nephews of two generations and many close friends.   [Back to Index]   

CAPT. "TIP" HARRISON. (Monroe Advertiser, Dec. 14, 1917.  File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
    In the recent death of Capt."Tip" Harrison, Georgia not only lost a loyal and able public servant, but there passed a man whose wholesome influence had been felt in many sections of the state.  At one time, Capt. Harrison was editor of the Monroe Advertiser and had Joel Chandler Harris as his co-worker.  Since those days, Capt. Harrison was an occasional visitor in Forsyth, at one time delivering a memorial address.  His departure will be regretted especially by the older citizens of the town, and the following tribute from the Macon News will be read with interest and approval:
    " The death of Capt. "Tip" Harrison removed one of the oldest of the state's public servants and one of the most virile characters in the South.
    "For practically thirty years he had been in the service of Georgia for the greater part of the time in the comptroller general's office where his special fitness and ability were universally recognized.  He had been so long identified with the machinery of government that the capitol will never seem the same without him.
    " But after all he was best known perhaps, by reason of his unwavering loyalty to the South and to the Confederacy.  His own career was in every way worthy of the great soldier whose name he bore, and from whom the familiar soubriquet by which he was known was borrowed.
    "He was not only a brave and loyal officer in the Civil War, but he had mastered every detail of the great conflict and had the gift of visualizing it for his hearers more graphically than any man of his times.
    " He had a host of friends all over the state, and his death will be sincerely mourned"
 

[Notes added by transcriber.]
Publisher of The Monroe Advertiser in 1860.

MONROE COUNTY, GEORGIA, A HISTORY, PAGE 123
Publications:
IN ITS 155 YEARS OF HISTORY, FORSYTH HAS BEEN THE HOME OF MANY PUBLICATIONS AND JOURNALISTS, THE MOST FAMOUS of whom was Joel Chandler Harris, creator of the immortal Uncle Remus. That beloved story-teller did his first editorial work with The Monroe Advertiser at the age of twenty. He worked for that paper from 1867 to 1870, coming of age here in 1869. James Harrison was The Advertiser's publisher at that time, and it was he who employed Harris.
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1850 BALDWIN COUNTY CENSUS
PAGE 204-205, August 12, 1850, City of Milledgeville
39 George W. Harrison 37 M     Secretary of State Georgia
40 Frances Harrison 43 F North Carolina
41 Georgianna Harrison 15 F Georgia
42 John T. Harrison 10 M Georgia
1 Zadrack Harrison 8 M Georgia
2 James P. Harrison 6 M Georgia
3 Elnora Harrison 4 F Georgia
4 George Harrison 1 M Georgia
(Baldwin Co., Marriage Records:  West, Frances married Harrison, George, July 20, 1834
Col. Geo. W. Harrison defeated Col. N. C. Barnett for Secretary of State position before 1850.
Harrison, Z. D., F&S Private Adjutant, 6th Georgia Infantry (State Guards) Company F., Baldwin Co.


1860 BALDWIN CO. CENSUS
FRANCIS L. (S) HARRISON     50 LANDLADY 4,000 2,000 NC
ZADDOCK D                              18 STUDENT
JAMES B                                     16 PRINTERS APP.
GEORGE W                                10
In same household:
EDWARD K ALLING                 34 MAST.CARPENTER 6500 CONNECTICUT
NELLY                                         23
MARY E                                      .7 Mo.

Baldwin County 1864 Census for Re-organizing the Georgia Militia
20th Senatorial District, 320th Militia District
Census was for men 16-60 yrs old   http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/baldwin/military/civilwar/census/gmd320.txt
J. P. Harrison Age 19 years, State Printer, b. Randolph Co., GA.  Year of birth believed to be 1845)

1870 CENSUS, MONROE COUNTY
M593, ROLL 166, PAGE 100

HARRISON     JAMES P.     AGE 25, M W PRINTER/PUBLISHER B.
HARRISON     Mary L           AGE 23 W F
HARRISON     JAMES         AGE 1 W M
LEE                 ALICE           AGE 14 F W
HARRIS             G C                       23 M W PUBLISHER
MANRY             TURNER?            19 M W PRINTER
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1880 CENSUS FULTON COUNTY, GA CITY OF ATLANTA, PAGE 333D
HARRISON JAMES P 34 PUBLISHER GA GA NC
HARRISON MARY L 32 WIFE SC NC NC
HARRISON ZEDDI E D 8 SON
HARRISON FAMMIE M 5 DTR
HARRISON NORA V 3
HARRISON JAMES L 1

BURDETTE MARY J 25 SERVANT
KELLOGG EDWIN M 19 PRINTER
BAMES DANIEL B 19 PRINTER
SHACKLEFORD WM A 20 PRINTER
HARRISON, FRANCES F 73 MOTHER BN NC NC NC
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Other mentions of "Tip" Harrison
File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by:
Denise Murphy denisemurphy13@msn.com August 14, 2004, 2:44 pm

The Atlanta Constitution
The Atlanta Constitution, May 28, 1901
VETERANS MAKE REQUIRED PROOF
Thirty-Six Applicants Admitted to Soldiers’ Home
NOTIFIED TO COME JUNE 3D......The thirty-six veterans referred to may now be practically considered inmates
of the home. Captain “Tip” Harrison, secretary of the board of trustees,
wrote to each one of them personally yesterday notifying them that they had
been admitted and requesting them to be in Atlanta on the morning of June 3d,

...They will be sent at once to the home on their arrival.
The names of the thirty-six admitted and their counties are as follows:

W. J. Aldred, Washington county; Peter B. Baughn, Oglethorpe; Curran Becton,
Jefferson; Francis M. Bearden, Morgan; W. G. Clark, Sumter; John A. Clements,
Talbot; W. B. Clements, Fulton; J. L. Collier, Gordon; Robert B. Davis, Dooly;
E. F. Elliott, Putnam; James C. Ford, Fulton; Edward A. Furlow, Morgan; Martin
Farries, McIntosh; D. C. Goza, Fulton; Edward Garvin, Chatham; W. H. Harris,
Gordon;’ E. V. P. Harris, Whitfield; J. C. Harris, Forsyth; M. J. Haralson,
Walton; W. F. Hayes, Polk; Alfred B. Holt, Whitfield; W. B. Hunter, Troup;
John B. Hunnicutt, Gwinnett; Thomas M. Jones, Warren; Charles L. Lankford,
Greene; F. M. Leveritte, Morgan; J. J. McConnell, Habersham; G. W. Miller,
Cobb; J. M. Mills, Whitfield; Amos Moore, Fulton; James F. Murphy, Jasper;
Nicholas Overby, Fulton; G. S. Paul, Fulton; W. E. Saunders, Johnson; James N.
Stephens, Fulton, and W. D. Wade, Richmond.

The committee is certain that at least fifteen others will have their proofs
here before June 3d, so that the home will open with fifty or more inmates.
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http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/pike/newspapers/nw89vets.txt
Pike County GaArchives News.....Veterans Meet July 24 1903
Pike County Times Zebulon, Ga.
.........Captain Tip Harrison was then introduced. He delivered an eloquent
address and was attentively listened to. He paid a glowing tribute to the
unparalleled heroism of our Confederate soldiers both dead and living.   
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Fulton-Greene-Oglethorpe County GaArchives News.....
Soldiers' Home Open to Georgia Veterans June 4 1901
Another of the veterans who entered yesterday, James F. Murphy, of Jasper
county, had drawn his pension of $100, but through the efforts of Captain Tip
Harrison the pro rata amount of $45 was raised and refunded. The other
veterans who entered the home yesterday are:

After the formal programme as over many of the ladies and gentlemen adjourned
to the spacious memorial hall, where the famous veteran quartet, led by
Colonel Tip Harrison, with Colonel E. P. Thornton and Colonel McBride,
rendered “Old Time Confederates” and other stirring songs, in which the entire
audience joined in the chorus. The accompanist was Mrs. Ellen Meade Clarke,
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http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/ga/baldwin/history/other/gms246historyo.txt
CHURCH RECORDS - BALDWIN COUNTY ARCHIVES
CAMP CREEK CHURCH - PRIMITIVE BAPTIST
Among those who attended worship in the Milledgeville church just prior and
during the civil War was a young man by the name of James P. Harrison, who
served his apprenticeship with the old Southern Recorder, under R. M. Orme and
son, and later was connected with the work of the Federal Union, where he was
engaged in the newspaper and public printing department. He later became
prominent in Atlanta printing circles. He was converted in 1875 and joined the
Second Baptist Church in Atlanta. He was a good business man, a consistent
Christian and a useful citizen.
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Reference made in Biography of James Brown Battle:
Transcribed by Barbara Walker Winge.

Ref: The Christian Index, HISTORY OF THE BAPTIST DENOMINATION IN
GEORGIA WITH BIOGRAPHICAL COMPENDIUM, 1881, Jas. P. Harrison &
Co., Atlanta, GA, pp. 27-28.

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Pierce Hammond, Sr. Is Claimed by Death. (Monroe Advertiser, June 1, 1933.  File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
Barnesville, Ga., May 30th.  ---Mr. Pierce Hammond, Sr., 53, for years one of the leading citizens of Barnesville, died at his home here early Tuesday, following a short illness.
    Mr. Hammond was the son of the late Dudley Hammond, a prominent attorney of Forsyth.  He came to Barnesville in early childhood, and was educated at Gordon Institute, from which school he graduated as a captain in the R. O. T. C.  He also served as captain in the Barnesville Blues local military company.  He conducted a mercantile business here, and later a haberdashery.  He also served as city alderman for several terms,. He was a devoted member of the Methodist church and for a long number of years was the superintendent of the Sunday school and a steward.   [Back to Index]

E. B. Sanders Laid to Rest in Lizella. (Monroe Advertiser, Jan. 18, 1931.  File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
    The Monday edition of The Macon Telegraph carried the following account of the funeral Sunday of Mr. E. B. Sanders, father of Mr. T. J. Sanders of Forsyth.
    Funeral services for E. B. Sanders, retired farmer of Lizella, were held at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon at the Lizella Baptist church.  Rev. A. C. Baker, pastor of the Tabernacle Baptist church and Rev. H. H. Mosely conducted the services and interment followed in Lizella.
    He leaves three daughters and four sons, Mrs. W. R. Rawls, of Lizella; Mrs. J. L. Dickson, of Lizella; Mrs. Curtis Dickson, of Macon; T. J. Sanders of Forsyth; A. E., of Lizella, J. R. of Hawaiian Islands; H. N., of Los Angeles; one brother, R. L. Sanders of Lizella and several grandchildren.
    Those serving as pallbearers were Willie J. Sanders, Clarence Sanders, Reuben Sanders, Charles F. Sanders, V. I. Carswell and W. E. Sanders.
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Frances Day is Drowned Monday. (Monroe Advertiser, Aug. 25, 1932.  File submitted by Jane Newton, Transcribed by E. Robertson )
    The following account of the drowning of Frances Day, a grand-daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Day, of Dames Ferry, is taken from the Tuesday edition of The Macon Telegraph. 
    Frances Day, nine-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Day, was drowned in a small stream near her home at Glen Cove Springs at 6:30 o'clock Monday night while she was wading with a playmate.
    Mrs. Day was at work in an industrial plant here, and Mr. Day was in Macon trying to trace a car which had been stolen from him Saturday Night.  Little Frances was left alone.  She went wading with Mary Hampton, a girl about her own age, in the Glen Cove Springs stream.  Recent rains had washed a deep hole in the stream bed.
    The little girl stepped into deep water without realizing it, and her frightened playmante called for help.  Tom Howard and his daughter, Miss Margaret Howard, ran to her assistance from their home nearby, according to Frances' relatives.  They took her from the stream and tried to resuscitate her.  In the meantime an ambulance had been called from the Macon hospital.
    She was taken to the hospital, but was dead. 
    Funeral arrangements have not been completed.
    She was born in St. Augustine, Fla., and came to Macon with her parents three years ago.  She was in the second grade in Bellevue school, and attended Sunday School at Dames Ferry.
    She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Day; three brothers, Robert, James and Earl Day; two sisters, Mrs. Edward Lenane and Mrs. Lionel Gleason, both of Olean, N. Y.; and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Day of Dames Ferry.   [Back to Index]

M. R. Vedder Succumbs to Attack of Pneumonia. (Monroe Advertiser, Apr. 2, 1931.  File submitted by Jane Newton, Transcribed by E. Robertson)
Mr. Moss R. Vedder, aged 57, died at his home in Forsyth Sunday afternoon, his death being caused by an attack of pneumonia.  He was a genial and popular citizen whose passing brought sadness to a large number of friends.  He had been a farmer, a salesman and a merchant at various times during his citizenship here.  He is survived by his wife; two sons, Roger and Herman; two daughters, Sarah and Effie; one brother, Mr. Harmon A. Vedder of Paris, France and one sister, Mrs. Van BenSchoten of New Jersey.
    The funeral services were conducted at the home Monday afternoon by Rev. A. G. Shankle and Rev. P. P. Mosely and interment was in the city cemetery.  The pallbearers were Messrs. Wiley, Banks, Hubbard and Cicero Rogers, Lon Jackson and Raleigh Bowdoin.  The funeral arrangements were in charge of the Bramblett Funeral Home.     [Back to Index]

Miss Mittie Castlen. (Monroe Advertiser, June 22, 1886.  File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
Died.  At Culloden on the 14th inst. after a few days sever illness, Miss Mittie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Castlen, aged about 18 years.  She was a loved and loving daughter, the life of the household.  While in the glow of health and looking out upon the future with strong hopes of a long life, disease claimed her for its victim, and asserted its sway, till the death angel called her immortal spirit to its eternal home.  This sad dispensation of Him who doeth nothing wrong, visited upon one so mirthful, so fair, so buoyant with hope, so young, should serve as an impressive lesson to teach us all, and especially her companions in life the exceeding importance of heeding and obeying the scriptural injunction "be ye also ready"; for if we be ready to receive the summons, it matters not when or at what stage of life death calls, we will pass out of toil and care to enter upon eternal joys in the home of rest.                                                   [Back to Index]

Mrs. H. L. Abernathy Dies at Goggansville.  (Monroe Advertiser, Thur. June 6, 1919.  Submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
    The death of Mrs. Amanda Elizabeth Abernathy, wife of Harbard L. Abernathy, of Goggansville, occurred at the family home Saturday after a lingering illness.  Besides her husband, is survived by three daughters and one son, Mrs. Annie Lee Jackson, Bloomingdale, Mrs. Jessie Edmonds of Bolingbroke, Mrs. Fitzhugh Beasley of Reidsville and E. R. Abernathy of Goggansville.  Funeral services were held at Union Primitive Baptist church, which she joined in early girlhood, Sunday afternoon, Rev. Geo. D. Godard conducting the services.  Mrs. Abernathy was the daughter of the late Moses Dumas, a well know Primitive Baptist preacher of Goggansville.  She was 47 years of age.           [Back to Index]

Beloved Boxankle Woman's Death is Shock to Many. (Monroe Advertiser, Apr. 3, 1947.  File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
    The death of Mrs. W. Ponder Goodrum, one of the most beloved women of the Boxankle community, which occurred early Monday morning in a Macon hospital, came as a great shock to her many friends throughout the county.  Mrs. Goodrum underwent an operation last week, was seemingly improving, and was planning to return to her home within the next few days.  An unforeseen complication arose early Monday, and death followed almost immediately.
    Mrs. Goodrum, the former Miss Annie Mae Snow, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Snow.  She was born and reared in Monroe County, and was active in church and community affairs.  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at Rock Creek Church of which she was member, conducted by her pastor, the Rev. A. A. Heath, Miss Julia Searcy, and C. H. Ashe sang "When they Ring the Golden Bells" and "Sweet By and By"
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Funeral of Mrs. A. A. Pritchett is Held Thursday.  (Monroe Advertiser, Apr. 3, 1947.  File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
    Funeral services for Mrs. A. A. Pritchett, aged 68, who died at her home at East Juliette Wednesday morning, following a long illness, were held Thursday afternoon in the East Juliette Baptist Church, and interment was made in the Hanson Cemetery, Monroe County.
    Mrs. Pritchett was formerly Miss Annie Lee Spier.  Besides her husband, she is survived by two stepsons, J. F. Pritchett and W. A. Pritchett, both of Forsyth, and a step daughter, Mrs. Frank Musselwhite, of Lenox. 
(Born Dec. 4, 1878, Died Apr. 2, 1947)
 

Death of Don Butler Casts Pall over Community. (Monroe Advertiser, Apr. 3, 1947.  File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
The death Friday (March 28, 1947) of John Donald Butler, the 15 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. John R. Butler, of the Blount community, cast a pall over his friends throughout the county.
    Don was a pupil at Mary Persons High School, and had finished the ninth grade.  He was an outstanding boy, popular with both teachers and pupils.  He became ill about a year ago, and everything that medical aid offered was sought in an effort to overcome the disease which wasted him away.  He was a member of Paran Church, and took an active part in the Sunday school.
    Funeral services were held at Paran Church Saturday afternoon, conducted by his pastor, Dr. P. F. Davis, who paid beautiful tribute to the life and influence of the lad.  Mrs. John Stevens and C. H. Ashe sang "Abide with Me," and "Sometime We'll Understand".  The funeral was directed by the Forsyth Memorial Chapel and interment was made in the church cemetery.  Pallbearers were Obie Watkins, A. P. Register, Graham Bell, Jr., C. W. Webb, Jr., R. F. Duncan, and Anderson Spier.
    Don is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John H. Butler; a brother, Gerald Butler, and his grandparents, Mrs. E. B. Butler and Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Freeman.                                [Back to Index]
 

George W. Thornton, (Monroe Advertiser, March 17, 1938. File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson
George W. Thornton is claimed by death.  Native of Butts County and resident of Monroe County for the past 20 years, died Monday night at his home on Macon road, two miles from Forsyth.
    Mr. Thornton who was 70 years of age, had been in ill health for several years.  He was a member of the Smarrs Methodist Church
    He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Mattie C. Biles, of Griffin; three sons, George L. Thornton, Atlanta, Joe W. Thornton, Miami, Fla., and Thomas S. Thornton, Forsyth; two daughters, Mrs. D. J. Tribble, Sr., and Miss Blanche Thornton, both of Forsyth; four sisters, Mrs. S. E. Andrews,
 Atlanta, Mrs. John E. Lane, Mrs. C. W. Buchanan and Miss Beatrice Thornton, all of Jackson.
    Funeral services were conducted at the home Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock  with Rev. Douglas Gibson of Forsyth, and Rev. R. B. Harrison, of Jackson officiating.
    Interment was in the Jackson Cemetery with S. H. Thornton Funeral Home in charge.
 

J. H. Castlen (Monroe Advertiser, Sept. 30, 1890) (file submitted by Jane Newton, Transcribed by E. Robertson)
    On Saturday, Mr. John H. Castlen departed this life after lingering for some time with Typhoyd fever.  When stricken with disease Mr. Castlen was in the vigor of manhood and had the promise of many years.  He was a devoted husband, a kind and loving father.  Ever jovial and kind  hearted he had won in himself many friends.  He leaves a widow, with four children to mourn his death.  The advertiser extends warmest sympathy to those bereaved. [Added by transcriber.  Buried at Culloden Cemetery, Born 10 Nov. 1858, Died 29 Sep. 1890. 
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Mrs. I. S. Maynard passes in Macon (Monroe Advertiser, May 18, 1939)(File submitted by Jane Newton, Transcribed by E. Robertson)
    The following account of the death and funeral of Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Maynard, popular former citizen of Monroe county, is taken from the Wednesday edition of the Macon Evening News:
    The funeral of Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Maynard, widow of I. S. Maynard, will be held from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. J. Taylor at Rivoli at 11 o'clock Thursday morning.
    Burial will take place in Forsyth cemetery at 11 a.m.
    Pallbearers will be W. H. Davis, Dr. H. C. Shirley, Carl S. Oliver, J. W. J. Taylor, Harris Wright and Quinton Dent.
    Mrs. Maynard died lat yesterday after an illness of three months.
    She was born in Culloden, the daughter of William H. Castlen and Mrs. Mary Ann Woodard Castlen.  Since the death of her husband she had resided here.
    Mrs. Maynard was a member of Mulberry Street Methodist church.
    Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Taylor and Mrs. Carl Oliver of Macon, Mrs. H. C. Shirley, Charlotte; Mrs. W. H. Davis, Atlanta; two sons. W. Gordon Maynard, Cordele, I. S. Maynard, Jacksonville, five grandchildren; Miss Martha E. Taylor, Mrs. Quinton Dent, Mrs. Harris Wright, Carl Oliver, Jr., and Billie Oliver, all of Macon.      [Back to Index]

W. H. CASTLEN,  (Monroe Advertiser, Thursday, April 20, 1939) (File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
W. H. Castlen, 62, dies in Culloden. William H. Castlen, 63 years old, died last Friday morning of a heart attack.  Funeral services were held in the Culloden Methodist church, of which he was a member.  Services were conducted by Dr. P. F. Davis of Forsyth, assisted by the pastor Rev. P. M. Minter, and a former pastor, Rev. George Stone.
    Mr. Castlen was widely known throughout the state.  He had been a hotel keeper, operating the Castlen Hotel in Culloden  for over 30 years.  He at one time had extensive farming operations.
    Affectionately known, throughout the county as "Uncle Bill", he was a famous barbecue cook, and was a familiar figure at all political rallies and public barbecues.
    Mr. Castlen is survived by his wife, the former Miss Livy Reeves, of Crawford county; three daughters; Marianne, of Columbus; Ida, of Atlanta and Mildred of Culloden; one sister, Mrs. Martha Maynard of Macon; nephews, C. C. Castlen of Mussela, Calvin Castlen of Atlanta; Edwin and Irvin Castlen of Wauchula Fla., and Harris Castlen, of thomaston, and a host friends and relatives over the state.
    Pallbearers were J. W. Pierson, Mark Sanders, Atticus Haygood, T. D. Chatfield, Mansel Hammock and Bob Rutherford. [Back to Index]
[Added by Transcriber.  Buried at Culloden Cemetery,  Born 1877, died 1939.  ]
The Monroe Advertiser, April 27, 1939
    In Memory of W. H. Castlen (by Lucius Fuller)
    William H. Castlen, who died here in Culloden a few days ago, was a great man.  He had not held high honors- he didn't want them; he had not laid up great treasures here on earth - he couldn't because he would have given them away.  He was great because he loved his fellow man, because he was alwasy the first to lend a helping hand to those in need and those in distress and in so doing laid our treasurers "where moths do not corrupt, nor thieves break through and steal."  Because in passing he took with him something from the hearts of those who knew him that will leave an aching, void forever.  I think I have never seen more flowers than those at his funeral, but my friends "if everyone to whom he had done some living act of kindness had brought a blossom to his grave, he would sleep tonight beneath a wilderness of flowers."
    Young people affectionately called him "Uncle Bill" because they loved him and could not be so formal as to say "Mister".  Uncle Billw as witty, full of joy of living, looked for the good that is in everyone, believed all things and endured all things.
    Uncle Bill had a method of cooking old fashioned barbecue handed down to him by word of mouth from his distant forebears that made him famous but he liked nothing better than to give his time and skill to anyone that wanted it, asking nothing in return but the pleasure of seeing them enjoy themselves.  The secret died with him and tis better so.  Some of us will again taste this dish from the master hand.
    In life he was brave, in death he was without fear, but we who live are weak and may we be forgiven as we brush away our tears, for we loved him much..   [Back to Index]

JAMES EVANS, (Monroe Advertiser, date not given.) (File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
Former Resident of Bolingbroke Dies in Florida.
    James H. Evans, 41, formerly of Bolingbroke, Ga. died in a hospital in Orlznd, Fla. Thursday night at 10:25 o'clock after an illness of several weeks.
    Mr. Evans was born and reared at Bolingbroke.  He moved to Florida from McRae, Ga. about 20 years ago and had been with Chase and Company as office manager since going there.  Mr. Evans received his commercial training at the Georgia-Alabama Business college of this city, later taking a position at McRae.  He was married in McRae to Miss Nina Booth.  Surviving are his wife, a son, James H. Evans, Jr., both of Orlando; mother, Mrs. H. W. Evans, of Bolingbroke; three brothers and two sisters: H. B. Evans and Judge Hugh W. Evans, of Macon; Mark B. Evans of Atlanta; Mrs C. C. Morgan, of Bolingbroke, Ga; and Mrs. R. A. English of Altoona, Fla.  He was a member of the Methodist Church.
    The funeral services will be held in Orlando, and the body will be brought to Macon, arriving this afternoon at 3:20 and will remain at Hart's chapel until Sunday at 11 a.m. Eastern time, when it will be taken to Salem Church near Bolingbroke, where the commital service will take place.  Interment will be in the family lot in Salem cemetery.  The following cousins of the deceased of McRae, Ga. will serve as pallbearers; J. W. Evans, Jr., Stuart Evans, J. T. Windsor, Robert Windsor, S. B. McRae and D. M. McRae.   [Back to Index]
[According to Monroe Co. cemetery records one J. H Evans is buried at Old Salem Methodist Church.  Born Aug. 9, 1888, died Apr. 3, 1930]

BANKSTON. (Monroe Advertiser, June 8, 1900). File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
    Mr. W. B. Bankston, of Zebulon, a former resident of this county, died at his home hear that place on Wednesday and was buried at Fredonia in this county, yesterday.  Mr. Bankston was 32 years of age, a brother of Mr. Wallace Bankston, of this city, and leaves a wife and two little children to mourn his departure.  He had been a resident of Monroe county all his life until two years ago, when he moved to Zebulon, where he resided at the time of his death.     [Back to Index]

EVANS, MRS, JEFF. (Monroe Advertiser, June 8, 1900.  File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
    We regret to learn of the death of Mrs. Jeff Evans, which sad event occurred at the home of Charles Evans on Tuesday last.  Mr. and Mrs. Evans had been residing at Macon, and she was brought to this county with the hope that the change might benefit her, but a change for the worse resulted in her death.  She was a daughter of Duncan McCowen, of this county, and leaves a husband and two children to mourn her death.  The Advertiser extends sympathy.    [Back to Index]

Mrs. A. L. Edwards (nee Miss Leuellen Allen) (Monroe Advertiser, March 16, 1933, Thursday.  File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
Mrs. A. L. Edwards died Last Tuesday.  At an early hour Friday morning, March 10, Mrs. A. L. Edwards was stricken with paralysis at her home in Dames Ferry and was not able to speak thereafter.  Four days later, having grown weaker and weaker, the death angel came at 7:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon and took her away. 
    Mrs. Edwards was born in Jones county and lived there until she was six years old.  Then she moved near Dames Ferry and her life was practically spent there.  She, like the Master, who came not to be ministered unto but to minister, spent a bit of her life ministering to the sick and suffering.  Neither day nor night did she fail to answer such a call.  The passing of this dear one was a loss to the community as well as to the family.
    Before her marriage to T. J. Green in 1886, she was Lleyellyn Allen. There were seven children born into this home: Messrs. J. A., C. T. and L. D. Green of Macon, Mr. P. F. Green of Anniston, Ala., Misses Nina and Rosa Green of Dames Ferry and Mrs. E. D. Brown of Dames Ferry.  She is survived by these and fourteen grandchildren.  One brother, Mr. J. M. Allen of Forsyth; one sister, Mrs. T. J. Adams of Juliette, and Mr. A. L. Edwards, whom she married 17 years ago, also survive.
    The funeral service was conducted at the Dames Ferry Baptist church Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock by Rev. J. W. Ballard and Rev. R. W. Freeman.  She was a charter member of that church.
    Interment was in the Holly Grove cemetery, the pallbearers being Messrs. T. H. Taylor, C. B. Smith, J. D. Mitchell, J. H. Boswell, B. H. Moss and J. R. Smith.
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WALKER FRANKLIN FREEMAN, SR.  (Monroe Advertiser, March 29, 1973, file submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
    Funeral services for Walker Franklin Freeman, Sr., 62 who died last Wednesday (March 21, 1973) in the Spalding County Hospital after a short illness, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the chapel of the Andrew A. Dillon and Son Funeral Home.  Burial was in the Paran Baptist Church cemetery with the Rev. H. P. McDonald officiating.
    Mr. Freeman was a native of Monroe County, a retired dairyman.  He was a member of the Cabaniss Baptist Church.
    Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Maude Higgins Freeman of Forsyth, a son _______, two brothers ____(names intentionally omitted by transcriber)
    The pallbearers were Merrell Peters, C. G. Culpepper, Brad Freeman, John Pigg, Rae English and Russell King.   [Back to Index]

Death of Mrs. Alma Jackson  (Monroe Advertiser, May 16, 1913, file submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
Died at the home of her sister Mrs. Jim Bostick on May 5th about noon.  Mrs. Alma Jackson nee Walker, wife of Mr. Greely Jackson.  She leaves a husband and little baby six weeks old besides a father, mother, brother and sister to mourn her death.  I have known Alma for several years and to know her was to love her; she was always a good girl.  Our sympathies are extended to the bereaved family.
Thou are gone Dear, Darling Alma,
Never more canst thou return;
Thou shall sleep a peaceful slumber,
Till the resurrection Morn.
Thou art gone Dear Darling Alma,
Never more we'll see thy face;
Till we meet the o'er the river,
In that happy dwelling place. 
G. H. A.     [Back to Index]

In Memoriam - Mrs. Greely Jackson (Monroe Advertiser, May 16, 1913.  File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
    On last Monday, May 5, 1913, at noon, the beautiful spirit of Mrs. Greely Jackson winged its way to Heaven.  After a short illness of only a few days.  Kind and loving hands ministered to her every wish and every effort was made to detain her flight but God had called her to pass over the River and dwell in that beautiful city not made with hands.  Mrs. Jackson was only eighteen years of age.  She was a loving daughter, a devoted wife and a faithful friend of many.  There is a loss in her going, and a tiny infant that will never know a mother's love.
    The funeral services were conducted on Tuesday at eleven o'clock at Logwall church with Dr. Chamlee, of Forsyth, officiating.  The favorite songs of the deceased were: "Nearer my God to Thee," "Sweet Bye and Bye", and "God be with You Till We Meet Again."  The remains were interred in the family burying ground.
    Mrs. Jackson is survived by her husband and infant son, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. John Walker, four brothers and three sisters.  The friends and acquaintances extend to the family their sincere sympathy in the sad hour of bereavment.  Some day may the severed ties be reunited in the beautiful City of Gold.    [Back to Index]

Mr. W. J. Lunsford, (Monroe Advertiser, April 5, 1912, file submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
Mr. W. J. Lunsford died suddenly Friday night, March 22, after an illness of three weeks.
    He is survived by his  wife and four sons, Mr. W. S. Lunsford, of Juliette, Mr. C. Lunsford of Forsyth, Mr. J. C. Lunsford and Mr. G. B. Lunsford of Juliette.  He also leaves thirteen grand-children to mourn his death.  We all sympathize with them in their bereavement....    funeral services were conducted at Maynard church, and his remains were interred in the cemetery at that place.    [Back to Index]

John Thomas Hickman. (Monroe Advertiser, June 5, 1930.  File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
Funeral services for John Thomas Hickman, 24 years of age, were held at the Ensign Baptist Church Thursday afternoon of last week.  Mr. Hickman died on May 24 (1930) at the Massachusetts Memorial Hospital in Boston, he having been carried to the hospital on May 20 suffering from injuries he sustained in a fall from a building on which he was working.  Rev. J. C. Mays, of the Georgia Industrial Home, where Mr. Hickman was reared, had charge of the funeral services of the funeral services.  The members of the Georgia Industrial Home band played several numbers during the service and four of his friends from the home, Ernest Stone, Harry Neace, Arnold Jones and Hulen Long, served as pallbearers.  Mr. Hickman is survived by his wife, who before her marriage was Miss Alice Earnest, one three year old son, John T., Jr., his father, Mr. Jewel Hickman and two sisters, Mrs. W. M. Coyle and Miss Doris Hickman of Forsyth.  Mr. Hickman served four years in the United States navy, his enlistment expiring on May 19, 1929.  He returned to Macon to make his home until a few months ago, when he went to Boston.  [Back to Index]

Mrs. A. J. Johnson.  (Monroe Advertiser, Thur. May 14, 1964, file submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
Graveside services for Mrs. Clyde Wallace Johnson, Sr. 85, of Culloden, who died last Tuesday (May 12) in Monroe County Hospital were held at 5 PM Wednesday in the Culloden Cemetery.  The Rev. Clyde Lancaster officiated.
    Mrs. Johnson was born in Crawford County where she attended the public schools.  She was the widow of A. J. Johnson and the daughter of the late John W. and Mrs. Minerva Johnson Wallace.  A member of the Culloden Methodist church, she lived in Culloden for the past 60 years.  She is survived by one son.....  [Back to Index]

Mrs. Hattie Byars Goodrum, (Monroe Advertiser May 14, 1964.  File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
Last Rites for Mrs. Goodrum.  Funeral services for Mrs. Hattie Byars Goorum 69, of Route 1, Forsyth, will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, at the First Baptist Church.  The Rev. W. R. Jones, the Rev. Cecil Spoon and the Rev. James Burleson will officiate with burial in the Forsyth City Cemetery.  Mrs. Goodrum died Tuesday in the Monroe County Hospital after a long illness.
    Mrs. Goodrum was a native of Monroe County, the daughter of the late James Robert Byars and the late Martha Elizabeth Ross, she was a member of the Rocky Creek Baptist Church.
    Survivors include her huband, W. P. Goodrum; seven daughters.......three sons..., twelve great grand children and one great-great grandchild, and one sister Mrs. G. C. Ivey of Forsyth. (Note: names of possibe living individuals intentionally left blank)     [Back to Index]

Mrs. Maggie Speir Smith, (Monroe Advertiser, Sept. 9, 1954, Thur.  File submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
Death Claims Mrs. T. K. Smith.  Mrs. Maggie Speir Smith, age 64 died at her home here Sept. 1.  Funeral services were held at 3 pm Sept. 2 at Sandy Creek Primitive Baptist Church in Butts county and interment was in the Church cemetery.  Elder Elzie Speir of Atlanta preached the funeral. 
    Survivors include her husband, T. K. Smith of Forsyth County; three sons, Roger Smith and Cecil Smith both of Forsyth, and Raymond Smith of Flovilla;  three daughters, Mrs. Curtis Smith, Sr., and Miss Rachel Smith, both of Forsyth, and Mrs. J. R. Stansell of Arlington; two brothers, A. H. Speir of East Point and J. L. Speir of Lafayette, and one sister Mrs. Mattie Nail of Forest Park.  Ash-Dillon Funeral Home of Forsyth was in charge of the arrangements.       [Back to Index]

JOHN ROBERT BENSON. (Macon Telegraph, Nov. 5, 1005, Submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson )
Cordele.  John Robert "Bob" Benson, former sheriff of Crisp County, died at Crisp Regional Hospital in Cordele Tuesday, November 1, 2005.
    Mr. Benson, 70, was born Wednesday, March 6, 1935 in Monroe County, Georgia and was the son of the late Charlie Wyatt Benson and Katherine Allen Benson.  He was a Methodist and a veteran of the United States Army, having served during the Korean Conflict.  Mr. Benson worked for nine years as a state trooper for the Georgia State Patrol at Cordele Post 30, and served two terms as Crisp County Sheriff from 1973 to 1980.  Funeral Services were held at 11 AM Friday, Nov. 4, 2005 in the chapel of Rainey Family Funeral Services.  Interment will follow in Warwick United Methodist Cemetery in Warwick.
    He is survived by (intentionally left blank. er)

T. C. PIPPIN    (Monroe Advertiser, Oct. 12, 1916, Thursday, file submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
Death of T. C. Pippin.  Mr. T. C. Pippin, one of the counties oldest and most highly respected citizen died very suddenly last Thursday afternoon at the age of seventy. (Thursday, Oct. 7, 1916).  He had come to Forsyth that afternoon to bring his son, John Lee, a member of the Quitman Guards, who was returning to the camp at Macon after spending the day at home, and upon his return at his home about two miles from Forsyth on the Juliette road, suffered a stroke of apoplexy and died immediately.  The funeral and interment too place at Ebenezer church Friday afternoon. Rev. W. G. Crawley, of the Forsyth Methodist church, officiating. The Advertiser extends its sympathy to the bereaved family.    [Back to Index]
(Note by transcriber:  Thomas C. Pippin, B. Feb. 8, 1846, Died Oct 5, 1916. Buried at Forsyth City Cemetery.)

J. B. Moore, (Monroe Advertiser, Thur,. Aug. 26, 1954, file submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson )
Final Tribute Paid J. B. Moore.  Funeral services were held for Jason B. Moore at the Ash-Dillon Chapel on last Tuesday afternoon. He passed away here on Wednesday evening.
    A prominent and highly respected citizen of Monroe County, Mr. Moore his for the greatest portion of his 70 years been engaged in farming in this county.  He was born in Butts County in 1884.
    Mr. Moore's wide interest in the public affairs of his county is demonstrated by the fact that for 20 years he was chairman of the board of tax assessors.  He had been a Mason for 50 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church.  For a number of years, he was a PMA Community Committeeman, and at one time he served as a county committeeman.
    He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Burke Moore; a daughter, Mrs. Gordon Forbes of Greensboro, N. C.; four sisters, Mrs. A. H. Pope of (?) Mrs. R. B. Torbit of Indian Springs, Mrs. Walter Waites of Dexter, and Mrs. T. R. Waites of Dexter. 
    Rev. J. T. Williams and Rev,. W. J. Self officiated at the funeral, and interment was at the Forsyth Cemetery.  Pallbearers were James McCarty, W. B. Freeman, R. L. Cater, Frank Freeman, R. J. Bittick, and Walter F. Smith.  [Back to Index]

H. B. Harrison.  (Monroe Advertiser, Aug. 26, 1954, Thursday, file submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
Death Come to H. B. Harrison.  Juliette lost one of its oldest and most respected citizens Tuesday when death came to Henry Bryant Harrison after an illness of about two months.  He was 90 years of age. 
    Mr. Harrison was born in Monroe County and had lived here all of his life.  Most of his years had been devoted to farming.
    He is survived by a niece, Miss Pollie Chambliss, and a number of other nieces and nephews.
    Funeral services were held at the Juliette Methodist Church on Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 25, 1954) with Rev. LeRoy Smith officiating.
Pallbearers were Frank Williams, Harold Williams Sr., Homor Chambliss, Green Chambliss, Marvin Bowdoin, and James Hardin, Sr.
    Burial was at the Juliette Methodist Church yard.  The Ash-Dillon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  [Back to Index]
 

U. L. PORCH Dies Saturday Morning (Monroe Advertiser, May 2, 1957, file submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
Ulrick Leon Porch passed away on Saturday morning.  His death came as a shock to his numerous friends in this area.  He had been ill for only two days. 
    A prominent retired Forsyth business man, Mr. Porch had wide connections here and was highly respected throughout the county.  He was born here 77 years ago and had made his home in Forsyth all of his life.
    A veteran of the Spanish-American war, he was a Mason and a member of the Woodmen of the World.  He was a member of the Forsyth Methodist Church.  For many years Mr. Porch was engaged as a merchant in Forsyth.
    Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Woodie Bell Rumble Porch; a son, Dr. Douglas Porch of Macon; three brothers, J. F. Porch of Barnesville, Robert5 C. Porch of Tulsa, Okla, and Richard C. Porch of Tulsa; four sisters, Mrs. F. A. Bankston of Barnesville, Miss Faith Porch of Barnesville, Mrs. C. A. Keith of Marietta and Mrs. E. L. Hundley of Orlando, Fla; and one grandaughter.
    Funeral services were held at the Forsyth Methodist Church on Sunday afternoon with the Rev. Hubert Dodd officiating.  Interment was in the Forsyth Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers were W. C. Roquemore, James Webb, Tom Porch, Tharpe Hill, H. A. Lifsey, Robert Persons, Paul Josey, and C. D. Hollis.  The Ash Dillon Funeral home was in charge of arrangements.  [Back to Index]  

Dr. T. D. Thurmond. (Monroe Advertiser, May 2, 1957, file submitted by Jane Newton, transcribed by E. Robertson)
Dr. T. D. Thurmond, former superintendent of Monroe County schools, died early last Thursday morning in the Griffin hospital. Funeral services were held in Griffin on Friday afternoon.  The Rev. Hartwell Kennedy officiated and burial was at Greenwood cemetery in Barnesville.
    Dr. Thurmond, who attended the Southern Dental College, was school superintendent here for eight years.  A native of this county he moved to Griffin 17 years ago.
    Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Eva Posey, Thurmond, Griffin; two daughters, Mrs. J. DeWit Erwin, Macon, and Mrs. J. R. Moon, East Point; five grand-children; two sisters, Mrs. George D. Hall Barnesville, and Mrs. Ivan D. Johnson, Forsyth; and one brother, George Thurmond, Milledgeville. [Back to Index]  

Last Rites Tues. for Mrs. G. C. Brooks (Lilia Cannon Brooks)(Monroe Advertiser, July 23, 1964)
Funeral services for Mrs. Lilia Cannon Brooks,, 80, of Forsyth were held at 3 pm Tuesday in Forsyth Methodist Church with the Rev. Thomas E. Fowler officiating.  Burial was in the Forsyth City Cemetery.  Mrs. Brooks died Sunday after a short illness.
    Mrs. Brooks was a native of Monroe County, the daughter of the late Thomas J. Cannon and the late Ellen Green Cannon.  She lived here all her life.  She was a member of the Forsyth Methodist Church and the Woman's Society for Christian Service.
    Survivors include her husband G. Carl Brooks of Forsyth; three daughters, Mrs. E. J. Plands of St. Petersburg, Fl.  Mrs. E. R. McGreggor of Milan and Mrs. P. J. Shuttleworth of Atlanta; four sons, Clinton C. Brooks, Atlanta, Cuyler W. Brooks, Decatur.  The Rev. Oliver E. Brooks, Alexander, Virginia and George C. Brooks, jr., Washington DC; two sisters Mrs. Benjamin Dixon and Mrs. Elsie Byrd, both of Decatur; two brothers, J. A. Cannon of Atlanta and F. E. Cannon of Decatur; sixteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
    The pallbearers were Harry Willingham, Mallory Rumble, Tom C. Porch, W. M. Tribble, James McCarty and Charlie D. Hollis.  [Back to Index]  
 

Mrs. Georgia Ponder. (note; part of copy cut off on left side). Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Ponder were held Sunday afternoon (Article from Monroe Advertiser, Jan. 31, 1957) at the Chapel of Ash...Funeral Home.  She passed away at her home early Saturday morning.  Mrs. Ponder was born in Butts County on Jan. 7, 1878 but lived near Forsyth for about ___years.  She was the daughter of William B. Hale and Georgia ___er Hale.  She was first married to Silas Leaman Thomas, to this union a son was born.  Thomas died in 1906 and she was married to John T. Ponder who preceded her in death by five years.
    Mrs. Ponder was  member of Cabaniss Baptist Church and ill health forced her into _____ was very active in church as well as all phases of community betterment.
    Officiating at the funeral were Rev. Thornton ___ms and Dr. P. F. Davis; Pallbears were Frank Williams, Arlin Johnson, Eston Johnson, Marlin Smith, Louis Ponder. Interment in the church yard cemetery of Towaliga Baptist Church in Butts County.
    Survivors include a son Silas Thomas, two brothers, Hubert Hale of Forsyth and Edgar Hale, ___City, a sister Mrs. Ada ___er of Jackson.  Rev. Silas L. Thomas, Gadsden, Al. and Mrs. Rowland, Auburn, Al.  __great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.  [Back to Index]  
 

Services for Mrs. Ivey (Monroe Advertiser, Aug. 23, 1973, submitted by Jane Newton)
Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy C. Ivey, 82 of Forsyth who died Tuesday in the Hilltop Nursing Home after a long illness, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the First Baptist Church.  The Rev. Daniel K. Shaddock, Jr. officiated with burial in the Forsyth City Cemetery.
    Mrs. Ivey was a native of Monroe County, the daughter of the late Peter Alexander Childs and the late Permelia  Ann Mayfield Childs, and lived here all of her life.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church.
    Survivors include her husband, Jeff P. Ivey of Forsyth, four daughters, Mrs. Frank S. Middlebrooks of Thomaston; Mrs. Edward T. Weeks of Hilburn, N. Y.; Mrs. Bessie Lou Ivey McGrew of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Mrs. Albert Ruch of Jacksonville, Fla., a sister, Mrs. Minnie C. Nelson of Forsyth, a brother Thomas W. Childs of Atlanta, 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.  [Back to Index]  

Mrs. Gladys Mae Parker Gainer (Monroe Advertiser, Aug. 23, 1973 submitted by Jane Newton)
Graveside services for Mrs. Gladys Mae Parker Gainer, 76 who died in the Hilltop Nursing Home Monday after a long illness were held at 3 p.m.
Wednesday in Westover Memorial Park in Augusta.  The Rev. Daniel K. Shaddock, Jr. officiated.
    Mrs. Gainer was a native of Fairmont West Virginia moving to Augusta when young and living there most of her life.  She was the daughter of the late Charles O. OParker.  She was the widow of Lorrine Gainer of Augusta.  Mrs. Gainer was a member of the Highland United Methodist Church of Augusta.
    Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John Bowcock of Augusta, a grandson of Dr. John O. Bowcock, Jr., and a greatgrandson, Clark Bowcock both of Forsyth.  [Back to Index]   

Peter C. Wilson:  (Monroe Advertiser, Oct. 10, 1942.  Copy supplied by Jane Newton)
CABANISS CHAPTER UNVEILS MARKER.  On Sunday afternoon at the Wilson Family Burial Ground, the Cabaniss Chapter U. D. C. unveiled a marker at the grave of Peter C. Wilson Confederate Veteran and member of Guerrard's Battery, serving as a lieutenant.  The service was conducted by Mrs. F. E. Stokes, president of the chapter, who paid tribute to him as one who served loyally and faithfully the Southland.  Others told of the honor which was his during his life, naming him as one of the founders of the Russellville Baptist Church.
    Four generations of his descendants gathered for the service.  Among them were two daughters, Mrs. W. F. Lindsey, of Macon, and Mrs. A. J. Sutton of Monroe County.  Others present were six grandchildren, Mrs. Arrie Lindsey of Tifton, B. Lindsey, Frances Lindsey of Macon, Tom Wilson and Howard Wilson of Monroe County, fourteen great grandchildren.  Miss Louise Lindsey of Tifton, Misses Martha Joyce, Helen and Gracile Lindsey, and Fredrick, James and Milton Lindsey, of Macon, Gilbert Sutton, of Griffin, Mrs. Lawson Jackson, Mrs. Luther Ivey, John Wilson, Howell Wilson, Jr., and Alvin Wilson of Monroe County.
    Two small great-great grandchildren, Laureta Jackson and Henrietta Jackson, of Forsyth, unveiled the marker and Cary Bittick, Jr., Custodian of Flags in the Junior Division of the Stephen Douglas Mobley Chapter of the Children of the Confederacy place the Confederate Flag upon the Grave.  Members of the chapter and others going out for the service were Mrs. J. S. Jossey, Honorary President; Mrs. Fred R. Stokes, president; Mrs. L. C. Bittick, Historian; Mrs. Joe Ham, treasurer; Mrs. G. W. Newton, Mrs. A. L. Willingham, George W. Webb and Fred R. Stokes.  [Back to Index]  

Sunday funeral for Mrs. Womble (Monroe County Reporter, July 24, 1979)
    Services for Mrs. Ann Womble were held at St. Luke AME Church Sunday, January 14 at 3:30 PM.  Mrs. Womble a native of Monroe County died in the local hospital after a long illness at age 72.
    Mrs. Womble was  member of Crossroads Methodist Church, survivors include a daughter.....(unreadable)  [Back to Index]  

Mr. Free Interred. ( Monroe County Reporter, July 24, 1979) 
Samuel Albert Free, 59, of Waynesville, North Carolina was interred at Rogers Cemetery in Forsyth Saturday.  Memorial services were held Sunday at Bethel Missionary Baptist Church in Canton, N. C.
    Mr. Free worked for Champion International for 39 years.  He was a veteran of World War II and a member of VFW.  He was also a member of Bethel Missionary Baptist Church.
    Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nell Ham Free, a son, Ronald Free of Ashboro, N. C., two granddaughters Wenzil and Twila, two brothers, Charles and Ed, three sisters Mrs. Mary Burnett, Mrs. Ruth Ball and Miss Estelle Free of Canton.   
    Dillon and Son Funeral Home in Forsyth was in charge of arrangements. [Back to Index]  

Oscar T. McComon (Partial article - Monroe Advertiser Oct. 10, 1942)
...being head of the firm McComon-Hardin Co.  He was man of ability and genial disposition and leaves a host of friends to mourn his passing.
    Born and reared in Monroe county, Mr. McComon was the son of the late W. A. and Laura Wilson McComon.  As a boy he came to Forsyth to work for the firm of Ashworth & Mulcay, later working in Macon, Atlanta, Nashville and Louisbille and then establishing a business in Forsyth.  In 1895 he was married to Miss Annie V. Tyson, who passed away several years ago.  He was a leading citizen and had served several terms as alderman.
    Mr. McComon is survived by four sisters, Mrs. G. W. Tribble of Forsyth, Mrs. C. E. Tribble of Macon, Mrs. Jack Goodwyne and Mrs. R. L. Pritchett of Vienna.
    The funeral was conducted at the residence Thursday morning at 10 o'clock by Rev. Harry V. Smith and Rev. G. F. Venable and interment was in the city cemetery.  The pallbears were H. H. Hardin, J. T. Stephens, E. W. Banks, Gilbert Alexander, Ashley Phinazee and A. M. Zellner.  Arrangements were in charge of the Bramblett Funeral Home.  [Back to Index]  

R. I. LASSETTER IS TAKEN BY DEATH. (Monroe Advertiser, Oct. 17, 1940)
R. I. Lassetter, 51, Monroe county rural letter carrier of Berner, passed away at the Macon hospital Friday.  He was a highly esteemed and popular citizen and had been in the mail service for many years.  His death followed a long illness.
    Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Grove church in Butts county at 11 a.m. ( C S T) Saturday. 
    Mr. Lassetter is survived by his wife, the former Miss Lucy Jones of Juliette, one daughter, Mrs. J. W. Pierce of Juliette, a brother, W. W. Lassetter of Chapin S. C., and two sisters, Mrs. A. J. Goggans, Forsyth, and Mrs. T. D. Castleberry of California.  [Back to Index]  

Sneed Funeral is Held in Forsyth. (Monroe Advertiser, April 4, 1940)
    The funeral of William Sneed, beloved former citizen of Forsyth, was held at the graveside in the Forsyth cemetery Thursday afternoon.  His pastor, Rev. J. W. McQueen of Brunswick, officiated, assisted by Rev. J. H. Clarke.
    Mr. Sneed was born and reared in Forsyth, being a member of a prominent family here, but for a number of years he had been in business in Brunswick.  He was 65 years of age and had been ill several weeks previous to his death.  He was an upright and valuable citizen, highly regarded in
religious, social and business circles.
    Mr. Sneed is survived by one daughter, Miss Caroline Sneed of Brunswick and two sisters, Mrs. F. S. Rowland of Forsyth and Mrs. John Arnold of Senoia.                          [Back to Index]

Mrs J. R. Byars. (Monroe Advertiser, April 4, 1940)
Memorial Service held by Fairview Society.  The Fairview W. M. S. met for the March meeting with Mrs. Ed Goodrum and a memorial service was held for the late Mrs. J. R. Byars.  The scripture lesson was taken from the 31st chapter of Proverbs and Rev. Douglas Gibson led the devotional.

JOHN BANKS ROGERS claimed by death.  (Monroe Advertiser, Oct 28, 1938)
John Banks Rogers passed away at his home in the Maynards community Thursday, October 20.  He was 57 years of age and had been in failing health for a long time.  During his active days, Mr. Rogers was one of the substantial farmers of the county.  He was a good citizen and a man of fine character and was held in high regard by a wide circle of friends.
    The funeral was conducted at the Forsyth Methodist church Thursday afternoon, October 20, by Reb. J. D. Gibson, and was attended by a large audience of sorrowing relatives and friends.  Interment was in the Rogers cemetery, the arrangements being in charge of the Bramblett Funeral Home.
    Mr. Rogers is survived by his widow; two sons, Allen and Warren Rogers, of Forsyth; two daughters, Mrs. John Morris and Mrs. Talmadge Bunn, both of Griffin; three brothers, H. L., W. C., and C. S. Rogers, all of Forsyth, and three sisters, Mrs. Lon Jackson and Mrs. M. R. Vedder of Forsyth and Mrs. Charles Capes of Barnesville. (File contributed by Jane Newton)  [Back to Index]  

 

Obituary of Mrs. Permkle T. White. Contributed by Don Bankston digitaldog1@juno.com May 7, 2004, 12:57 pm

Empire State - Spalding County - Week of June 25, 1856
Died at her residence in Sumter County, on the morning of the 5th inst., of
protracted Typhoid Fever. Mrs. Permkle T. White, consort of Robert White,
Esq., of this county and daughter of Col. W. L. Fambrough of Monroe County,
Georgia, aged 36 years, six months and two days.  [Back to Index]

Obituary of John Benson(?) Reynolds. Empire State - Spalding County - Week of March 12, 1856
Reynolds.  Contributed by Don Bankston. Empire State - Spalding County - Week of March 12, 1856
Reynolds

Died in Monroe County, on Friday 29th ult. Of Scarlet Fever, John Benson(?),
son of Jos. D. and Martha A. Reynolds, aged two years one month and twenty four
days.   [Back to Index]  

Obituary of John Howard. Empire State- Griffin, GA., Week of March 19,1856.  Contributed by
Don Bankston
Died at his residence in Monroe County, on the 9th inst., John Howard, aged 71
years.  Mrs. Howard died in the midst of his children, soothed in his declining
moment by their affectionate and careful attentions.  He was a member of the
Masonic Order of Knight Templars and we believe, identified in religious faith
with the Baptist denomination.  Full of honors and ripe with years, his spirit
has departed for that happy abode where the wicked cease from troubling, and
weary are at rest.  [Back to Index]  

Middle Ga. Argus - January 26, 1884
R.(?) T. McMullen

We regret to learn of the death of Mr. R.(?) T. McMullen of Monroe county which
occurred on Wednesday. He was an educated man and a good citizen. Peace to
his ashes. Contributed by Don Bankston, digitaldog1@juno.com, April 27, 2004, 4:06 am  [Back to Index]  

Obituary of Charles Green Webb, contributed by Don Bankston digitaldog1@juno.com April 14, 2004, 1:20 pm

Middle Ga. Argus - Week of March 17, 1883
Memorium - Charles Green Webb

The subject of this notice, Charles Green Webb, was born in Jasper County, Ga.,
July 26, 1813, was married to Miss Cynthia Dawson, of Putnam County, and died
at his late home in Monroe County Feb. 26, 1883. 

Mr. Webb was a man of humble pretension and modest manner.  A kind husband and
father, and universally jut to the world.

He had been a member of Fellowship Primitive Baptist Church about thirty years
and lived an irreproachable consistent life.  Though not possessed of great
physical strength, he was ever industrious, orderly and neat, and it can truly
be said of him that he kept his home in order, both spiritually and temperedly.

We have known him for years, and regarded him as the soul of honor and truth. 
What he told us we believed emphatically, and it deeply grieves us to see the
land marks of integrity pass away.  His devoted wife, six children, and many
fond relatives survive him to mourn their irreparable loss.  On several
occasions he asked his attending physician what he thought of his condition
stating calmly that he had no fears of death, gave the trial of living his
devoted family.

A large concourse of sorrowing friends attended his funeral, which gave
abundant testimony of the loss of their honored and useful citizen.  March 2nd,
1883.                                                [Back to Index]

Obituary of Myrtle Bryant Jackson, Contributed by Teressa A. Jackson
Date of Death:  14 February 1926

March 4, 1926

Mrs. Leon W. Jackson – Dies At Home At Chauncey

  Mrs. Leon W. Jackson died at her home near Chauncey February 14th after an illness of two weeks.  Interment was in Flovilla cemetery, Dr. Waites officiating.  She is survived by her husband, five children, father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Bryant of Berner, two sisters and one brother, Mrs. Douglas Johnston of Pinleyson, Miss Jewell Bryant of Berner, and Mr. Therence Bryant of Oklahoma.                                                      [Back to Index]

Obituary of H. J. Jackson  Probably from Monroe Advertiser, Contributed by Teressa A. Jackson
Date of Death:  4 April 1941

H. J. Jackson Dies from Meningitis. H. J. Jackson, 20-year-old Monroe county youth, died in a Macon hospital early Friday of an illness diagnosed by Dr. B. L. Smith, attending physician, as “the epidemic type of meningitis.” 

Jackson, son of Leon Jackson, bus driver at Mary Persons High school, Forsyth, died within a few minutes after arrival at the hospital. 

Dr. Smith said he was called to the youth’s home at Berner about 3:30 p.m. Friday and ordered him removed to the hospital immediately after examination. 

“A few minutes after I arrived at his home, “ Dr. Smith said, “the young man was stricken with one of the hardest convulsions I’ve ever seen a person have.  He was very violent and resisted efforts of four men to hold him on the bed.” 

“Although no laboratory tests have been made, the patient had every symptom of meningitis and I feel confident that it was the epidemic type.” 

Mrs. J. P. Sutton, Monroe county school superintendent, said no action has been taken toward closing the schools, pending reports from Dr. Smith and officials of the Macon hospital. 

Dr. Smith said he did not think there was any danger of an epidemic and he did not think it would be necessary to close the schools. 

Mrs. Sutton said school officials would take no action until the situation has been studied thoroughly and recommendations made by Dr. G. H. Alexander, Forsyth physician who serves as health commissioner. 

The Jackson youth’s death is the second in Monroe county within the last 30 days attributed to meningitis.  Miss Cornelia Chancellor, 15, Forsyth high school student, died on March 10 of an illness diagnosed as the non-epidemic type of meningitis. 

Ione Corley, 6, also of Forsyth, has been at Macon hospital since March 12 for the non-epidemic type of meningitis.  Her condition was termed “still serious” last night. 

Young Jackson is survived by his father; a twin brother, Elbert Jackson; three sisters, Lucille, Dorothy and Margaret, all of Berner, near Forsyth. 

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Obituary for Ethel Claude Williamson Jackson from Monroe Co. Newspaper. Contributed by Teressa Jackson
Date of Death 29 August 1968 

Mrs. W. L. Jackson, Sr. 

  Chauncey – Services for Mrs. W. L. Jackson Sr., 79, of Chauncy, who died Thursday at Dodge County Hospital, will be held Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the chapel of the Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home of Eastman. 

  The Rev. H. C. Miller and the Rev. Eschol Snelgrove will officiate with burial in the Chauncy cemetery.

  Mrs. Jackson was born in Monroe county, but had lived for the past 44 years in Dodge county.  She was a member of Providence Primitive Baptist Church near Chauncy.

  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Franklin Clark of Chatham, N. J., Mrs. John Yawn of Chauncy; one son, Lamar Jackson of Chauncy; a brother, R. B. Williamson of Shrevesport, La.   Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home is in charge.

                                                                          [Back to Index]

Obituary of G. W. WILLIS. File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: Carla Miles historycam@wmconnect.com April 9, 2004, 12:35 am

The Butler Herald, December 23, 1920
The Butler Herald
Thursday, December 23, 1920
Page Seven

In Memoriam

G. W. Willis was born in Monroe County, Georgia May 31st, 1840 and died in the
home of his daughter Mrs. Mary Fowler, in Talbot County, Georgia Aug. 14th,
1920.  Brother Willis was left an orphan when only one year of age.  He lived
with a sister until fourteen years of age then with an uncle until the
beginning of the civil war.  He served in the Confederate army during the
entire period of the war, and was twice wounded.

He was married January 16th, 1886, to Miss Dorothy Smith.  This happy union was
blessed with eight children, four boys and four girls.  He was preceded by two
of the children and his companion, to the life beyond.  His wife had gone on to
the home above only a few months before he followed.  When his companion left
him, this world seemed to have lost its charm for him, and he patiently awaited
the summons to go and be with her.

Brother Willis had for many years been a faithful member of the Methodist
Church, and a loyal Christian man.  He knew God, and walked with Him daily. 
For something like two weeks before his departure, his throat was paralyzed,
making it impossible for him to take any food.  He was conscious to the last
and never until the last hour lost the power of speech.  He suffered; but
without a word of complaint.  He talked of his death as calmly as he ever
talked of anything.  God was with him in life and forsook him not in the hour
of death.

He was a kind father, an affectionate husband, noble citizen and a loyal
Christian.  A good man has gone from us, but the memory of his life lingers
with us. His pastor, W.E. Hightower                                           

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Obituary of Mr. J. W. Breedlove, File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by:
Don Bankston digitaldog1@juno.com March 13, 2004, 8:39 pm

Middle Ga. Argus - Week of May 21,1881
J. W. Breedlove

IN MEMORIUM

J. W. Breedlove was born in Monroe County, November 24th, 1860 and died at
Indian Spring, April 20,1881.

He had spent the last three years of his life in this community and during that
time gained a host of friends.  His friendship was almost faultless, possessed
of a genial nature he won upon those with whom he came in contact, and none
could remain with him long without entertaining kindly feelings toward him.  By
good management and industry he had laid the foundation of a future living and
saved more of his earnings than most young men do in this FAST AGE.

His afflictions were severe in the extreme.  He was first attacked with measles
from a relapse of which he died.  For over two months he suffered most terribly
from its effects upon his lungs.  He had all the medical attention that a
skilled physician could bestow, but the hand of the destroyer was upon him and
no attention or skill could rest the sufferer from his grasp, the command "come
up higher" had gone forth and it were vain to plead with the angel of death to
spare him.

He bore his afflictions with remarkable patience.

The writer saw him occasionally during his sickness, and at his request,
worshiped with him.  He rejoiced in hope of eternal life.  He conversed about
his future prospects whereon opportunities differed said "he had no fear of
death" and was ready to enter the eternal world.  We asked him if he was
willing to live or die if God called or spared.  He answered most
emphatically, "I am."  He received every attention that kind friends and near
relatives could administer.  His mother was with him for some weeks before his
death which took place at Mr. J. G. Saunder's his brother-in-law.

He has left a goodly heritage in the way of kindly exortations and dying
testimony.  He seemed to be more than conqueror through everlasting redemption.

Peace to his ashes!  J. H. D. M.
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Obituary of MRS. AMANDA BREWER File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: Carla Miles cmhistory@mchsi.com December 27, 2003, 10:53 pm

The Butler Herald, July 14, 1896
The Butler Herald
Tuesday, July 14, 1896
Page Three

Reynolds, Ga., July 13th
By J.T.A.

I intentionally omitted, in my last week's correspondence, to notice the death
of that good and saintly woman, Mrs. Amanda Brewer, which occurred at the home
of her son-in-law, Mr. W.H. Jinks, June 29, knowing that you would sure to have
it in your Death Roll. The life and character of this Christian woman demands
more than a passing notice and I hope to be able to give you a more extended
notice in my next.

**Note from submitter - There wasn't a mention of the death of Mrs. Amanda
Brewer in the following week's article written by J.T.A. Below is a memorial
article written by her granddaughter, Maud Jinks.

The Butler Herald
Tuesday, August 4, 1896
Page Three

In Memoriam

Of Mrs. Amanda A. Brewer who calmly fell asleep in Jesus June 29th, 1896. She
was born and reared in Monroe County, Ga. and was married to Col. S.L. Brewer
May 3rd, 1838.

On Monday evening at just half past six o'clock as the sun sank behind the
beautiful western horizon it carried home the soul of a pure Christian woman.
She was a kind and loving wife, a true mother and a friend whom all were proud
to own. She was a member of the M.E. Church South and from what I have heard
her say I think it was from early childhood. I have never known her of doing
the least wrong. She was perfect as a wife, mother and grandmother, and was
never known to neglect her duty as a Christian. None knew her but to love her,
none named her but to praise.

She was sick only three weeks, and while on her bed of affliction she said if
it was God's will to take her she was ready to go, and though she suffered much
she bore it patiently and was frequently heard to ask the Lord to help her.
She was with her daughter, Mrs. W.H. Jinks, when the Lord sent a band of holy
angels to take her home, and though our hearts are sore from grieving, we know
that she is better off. It seemed so hard to part with dear grandmother, but
God had need for a jewel bright, so he took her up to His realms of light and I
feel that she has received her crown and is now singing with the angels around
the beautiful white throne of God. While in life she greeted everyone with a
smile and always had a kind word to speak to those in distress. She was a
mother to the orphan and a friend to the poor and needy.

When life was gone and death claimed her as its own her face was wreathed in
sweet smiles that seemed to say: "Sleep on precious one until judgment day." I
know she will stand at the gates of heaven when they are ajar and looking down
upon her children, friends and loved ones will beckon them home where they can
reign with her forever in her beautiful home in the sky. While earth is made
sad heaven is brighter with her there, and while our hearts are sad we should
not grieve for one whom we know is at rest. I feel however that too much
cannot be said of her who has gone before us to a heavenly home where death and
sad parting comes no more.

She leaves eleven children - six daughters and five sons, whose hearts are sad
and sore besides many friends and relatives to mourn their loss.

By her granddaughter,
Maud Jinks

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Obituary of Hon. W. D. AMOS, The Georgia Enterprise, June 6, 1895Phyllis Thompson mandpthompson@bellsouth.net November 18, 2003, 9:28 pm

  Hon. W. D. Amos, one of the best and most popular men in Monroe county,
died at his home in Forsyth Friday. He was a brother of Mrs. Samuel D. Lee,
of Covington, who attended the funeral services Friday.
 

Obituary of Mr. James Douglass
File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: Lindy Hard ssautyvalleyfarm@worldnet.att.net October 23, 2003, 11:10 am
Macon Messenger (newspaper) 10 Aug 1843

DIED.      In Sumpter county on the 12th ult., Mr Joseph Douglass, in the 75th year of his age.  He was a native of Mecklinburg county, N.C., and among the first settlers of Monroe county [Georgia.]  He was the owner of the land on which the flourishing village of Culloden is situated, and erected the first cabin on the spot.  The next settler of the village was Wm. Culloden, an Irishman by birth, who had spent the prime of his life in India.  He erected a small store house there, in the fall of 1823--and with these individuals, the rise and history of the place is closely identified.  Culloden died several years since, but his name is perpetuated by one of the most flourishing villages in the State, with a community of the highest moral character, and devoted to education and literacy improvement.  Mr. Douglass was a man of retentive memory, well read, and possessed an ample stock of general information.  He was generous in his disposition, and of active industrious habits, and whose death will awaken a feeling of sorrow in many of the community with whom he was long associated. Additional Comments:  Source: Microfilm of Georgia Journal & Messenger Mar 1843-Aug 1848
 

Obituary of Mr. Simeon Brooks, File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: Lindy Hard ssautyvalleyfarm@worldnet.att.net October 21, 2003, 3:19 pm
Macon Messenger (newspaper) 23 Mar 1843
DIED.      In Monroe county, on the 19th February, Mr. Simeon Brooks, aged 28 years.  Mr Brooks left a wife and two children, and numerous relatives and friends to lament his untimely death.  In the community,  he was a useful citizen, and in all his duties in private life and as a christian he was exemplary--as a friend, he was generous and devoted; and in his death, he gave satisfactory evidence that his christian profession had not been in vain, and that he had treasure laid up in heaven.
 

Obituary of J. F. HEARD, SR., from The Monroe Advertiser, January 3, 19__?
**Jacob Foreman Heard, Sr., Age 61. died Saturday morning, December 29.  Native of Bibb county.  Parents were the late J. F. Heard and Estill Findley Heard of Bibb county.  One of the organizers of the Forsyth Trade School  which was organized in 1945 and closed in September 1951.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Byrd Maddox Heard; two sons, J. F. Heard, Jr., Macon; John H. Heard, Thomaston; one sister, Mrs. J. M. Lord, Forsyth; three brothers, Dr. Llewyn Heard, Hammond, Ind.; John t. Heard, St. Louis; A. J. Heard, Valdosta; three grandchildren.  Buril in the Forsyth City Cemetery.

Obituary of MRS. J. A. SAPPINGTON, from The Monroe Advertiser, Jan 8, 1912.
**Mrs. J. A. Sappington died at home in Barnesville Friday.  Remains brought to Owen graveyard for interment.  She and Mr. Sappington had only been married five years.  Two children, Kellett, four years and little Sarah, two. . Also survived by her Mother, three sisters and one brother.  Before marriage she was Miss Jessie Torbert of Barnesville. Age 35. 

Obituary of Mr. WILLIAM D. ADAMS, from The Monroe Advertiser, Jan. 29, 1915
** 1/25/15---Mr. William D. Adams, of the Lamont community, resided across  the Monroe county line in Upson County, died Tuesday morning of pheumonia.  Member of Fredonia church.  Interred in church cemetery.  Survived by wife, who before her marrige was Miss Eliza Elliott, and one son, and Mr. William Adams, and two daughters, Miss Lillia Adams and Mrs. Robert Richardson

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Obituary of Miss Annie Peebles, from The Monroe Advertiser, Jan. 29, 1915
**Miss Annie Peebles was buried at the old Maddox Grave Yard on Thursday.  Miss Peebles died at the home of her brother, Mr. Will Peebles early Wednesday morning. 

Obituary of MR. J. S. SMITH, from The Monroe Advertiser, Feb. 5, 1915
**
Mr. J. S. Smith, "Little Jim Smith", died Sunday night.  Services conducted at Ramah church and interment in the family cemetery.  Survived by one daughter, Lilly and three sons, Early, Stafford and Gray

In Memory of MRS. EMMIE BYARS, from The Monroe Advertiser, Sept. 3, 1915
** Aunt Emmie    passed April 16, 1915, Age 71 years, No. Children.

Notice of death of TOM CLEMENTS, from The Monroe Advertiser, Sept. 17, 1915
Tom Clements
, formerly of Monroe County, died on Tuesday from gun shot wound.
 

Obituary of MRS. J. A. FLOYD, from The Monroe Advertiser, Oct. 9, 1914
** Mrs. J. A. Floyd, before her marriage she was Miss Ella Prater. 49 years of age.  Passed away Saturday.  Interment in Oakland cemetery in Forsyth.  Survived by husband and three children, John, Mary Fanny and Sarah Floyd.

Obituary of B. M. HATHORNE, from The Monroe Advertiser, Oct. 9. 1914
** Mr. B. M. Hathorne died Sunday at home of his son, Mr. J. H. Hathorne, Anniston, Ala.  Interment in Oakland Cemetery.  Already passed the eightieth milestone on life's journey.  Death caused by heart failure.  Judge Hathorne , Judge of the Inferior Court of Monroe county many years ago.  Survived by two sons, J. H. Hathorne, Iron City, Ala., and Mr. Maynie Hathorne of Birmingham as well as one daughter, Mrs. J. Q. Smith of Cairo, GA. 

Obituary of LOIS TARPLEY, from The Monroe Advertiser, Oct. 9, 1914
** Lois Tarpley, died September 20, 1914. Age 21 years.  Survived by father and mother and brothers and sisters(note: not named-er)                                                                                           [Back to Index]        

Obituary of Mr. R. M. KERSEY, from The Monroe Advertiser, April 1, 1912
** Mr. R. M. Kersey, lived on a part of the old Battle place near Smars.  58 years old and leaves a widow and fourteen children.  Moved to Monroe from Dooly county with his father in law, Mr. Thomas Kitchens. 

Obituary of JUDGE FRED C. FOSTER, from The Monroe Advertiser, Apr. 28, 1916
** Judge Fred C. Foster, of Madison, death occurred last week at John Hopkins was native of Monroe county.  Born on October 25, 1845. former Judge of the Superior Court and member of the State Legislature from his home county. 

Obituary of HILARY B. BROOKS, from The Monroe Advertiser, Nov. 6, 1914
** Mr. Hillary B. Brooks died at home of his brother, Mr. Richard P. Brooks, on Sunday.  Suffering with pernicious anaemia
Passed away the morning of November 1.  Born in 1844 in Butts county.  Interment in the Juliette cemetery.  Survived by six children; Mrs. Oscar Walderp of Jasper county, Mrs. Hope McCord of Juliette, Jim Brooks of Montpelier, Tom Brooks of Sylvester, George Brooks of Barnesville and Will Brooks of Juliette.

Obituary of W. B. DAVIS, from the Monroe Advertiser, Nov. 14, 1914
**
W. B. Davis died at Popes Ferry Sunday.  Services conducted at Salem church.  Leaves six children: Miss Madie Davis, Mrs. R. L. Roquemore, and Messrs. W. R., F. G., W. G., and R. E. Davis
 

Obituary of MRS. A. J. PEURIFOY, from the Monroe Advertiser, Nov. 14, 1914
** Mrs. A. J. Peurifoy, mother of Mrs. L. O. Hollis, died at home of her daughter, Mrs. M. J. Huguley in Macon Sunday night. 73 years old. Born in Upson County in 1841.  Good portion of life spent in Texas.  Interment in Oakland Cemetery in Macon.

Obituary of GEORGE A. SUTTON, from The Monroe Advertiser, Oct. 30, 1914
**George A. Sutton was born in Monroe county, near Forsyth August 25, 1875, and died June 7, 1914. May 1, 1901 married Miss Essie Hagan*(note blurred) of Nashville, Tenn. Wife and three children: Louise, Warren and Carolyn survive him.

Obituary of MISS RUTH HAMMACK, from The Monroe Advertiser, Nov. 20, 1914
** Miss Ruth Hammock, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Hammock. 18 years of age.  Interment in the Culloden cemetery.

Obituary of O. G. FRAZIER, from The Monroe Advertiser, Nov. 14, 1914
**
O. G. Frazier,  born at Irwinton, Ga., June 20, 1948, Moved to Forsyth in 1891.  Survived by his wife and four children; Mrs. Mary L. Collins, Messrs. Jessie, Henry and Hansell Frazier; three brothers, Messrs. R. B., W. N., and J. M. Frizier and one sister, Mrs. Ruff Sparks. 

Obituary of PHILIP WILLIAMSON, from The Monroe Advertiser, Dec. 17, 1915
** Philip Williamson, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Williamson, died Friday night.  Besides his parents, he is survived by the following brothers:  Cliff T. Williamson, of Macon; Robert B. Williamson, of New Orleans; Cary Williamson, of Cordele; and S. J. Williamson, Jr., of Macon; and the following sisters: Mrs. G. W. Webb and Miss Pearl Williamson of Forsyth, and Mrs. Lamar Jackson, of Berner.  Interment at Oakland Cemetery

Obituary of A. B. WHITE, from The Monroe Advertiser, December 10, 1915
**
Dec. 6 A. B. White died  Sunday morning.  Citizen of Culloden.  Survived by his wife and three brothers, H. H. white of Culloden; J. W. White of Macon, and C. C. White of Glenwood, GA.          [Back to Index]                              

Obituary of GEO. A. TAYLOR, from The Monroe Advertiser, Dec. 10, 1915
** Geo. A. Taylor died Friday. (George August Taylor) at Bolingbroke home.  Mail Carrier from Bolingbroke.  Interment at the old E. B. Taylor Burying Ground, near Bolingbroke.  38 years old.  Been married fifteen years to Miss May Fort, who survives him.  Two children, Shattie and Malcom.  Youngest son of the late E. B. Taylor and brother to Oscar Taylor and Jem Taylor, Misses Alice and Catherine Taylor and Mrs. Hugh Grant of Dublin. 

Obituary of WILLIAM RAIFORD SNEED, from The Monroe Advertiser, Jan. 19, 1917
** Last Monday morning, William Raiford, the year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Will D. Sneed, died.  Services conducted at residence of Miss Anne Sneed Tuesday.  Interment was in the local cemetery.

Obituary of WILLIAM PIERSON, from The Monroe Advertiser, Jan. 19, 1917.
**
William Pierson, 15 year old son of Mrs. Katie Pierson of Culloden, died Tuesday, in Macon hospital.  Child had been accidently shot while watching a fight between his brother-in-law, J. J. Haygood and Gene Castlin, a negro.  Casttlin pulled pistol and shot Haygood in the breast and stray bullet hit William Pierson.  Survived by his mother, Mrs. Katie Pierson of Culloden; three brothers, J. C., of Dyas, and R. H. and Bennie of Culloden; three sisters, Mrs. G. Z. Brown, Mrs. J. J. Haygood and Miss Lillie Pierson all of Culloden.  Funeral services and interment at Pierson burial ground.

Obituary of MRS. MATTIE W. MERRITT, from The Monroe Advertiser, Dec. 22, 1916.
**Death of Mrs. Mattie W. Merritt, occurred at home.  Buried at Alta Vista cemetery.  Born in Monroe Co., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James M. White.  55 years of age.  December 18, 1883, married Mr. George Bozeman Merritt who died August 10, 1889.
Came to Gainesville 23 years ago to accept a position with Brenau College.  Survived by two children, Mr. James W. Merritt and Miss Mary B. Merritt, of Gainesville; three sisters, Mesdames Fannie L. Banks, S. H. Zellner and John W. Banks of Forsyth, GA. and four brothers, Messrs. J. B. and E. R. White of Forsyth; J. T. White of Atlanta, and D. P. White of Gainesville.

Obituary of JAMES B. DICKERSON, from the Monroe Advertiser, Dec. 15, 1916
**
Camp Cotton, El Paso, Texas. Dec. 10, 1916: James B. Dickerson, of Company M., 2nd Georgia Infantry, Quitman Guards. 18 years of age.  Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. M. Dickerson, Culloden. Brother Alexander W. Dickerson accompanied remains home.

Obituary of Mrs. LENA YANCEY, from The Monroe Advertiser, Dec. 1, 1916
**
Death occurred on the 20th day of November at Blount.  Born on the 27th day of March 1868 at Blount.  Services conducted at Paran Baptist church; interment in church cemetery.  Daughter of the late J. G. King and survived by her mother, Mrs. Carrie King; a sister, Mrs. Sallie Sutton, and three brothers, J. R. King, J. W. King and S. L. King.

Obituary of Mrs. G. W. HARWELL, from The Monroe Advertiser, Dec. 1, 1916
**November the fifteenth, Mrs. G. W. Harwell died.  Wife of G. W. Harwell.  65 years of age.  Mother of seven children, three of which have preceded her in death.  Interment in the Forsyth cemetery. 

Obituary of MRS. C. M. HOOKS, from The Monroe Advertiser, April 28, 1916
** Mrs. C. M. Hooks, died Saturday morning.  She was Miss Missouri Sanders.  Born in Wilkinson County, 60 years ago.  Survived by her husband; by one daughter, Mrs. H. M. Maddox, of Atlanta; by two sons, V. B. Hooks of Forsyth and C. R. Hooks of Winston-Salem, N. C.; by three sisters, Mrs. C. S. Powel of Gordon; Mrs. W. A. Jones of Gordon and Mrs. J. W. Hooks of Gordon; and by two brothers, D. F. Sanders of Houston, Tx. and Dr. J. W. Sanders of Hawkinsville.


Obituary of Miss Mattie Mae McDowell, from the Monroe Advertiser, Jan. 7, 1916
**
Miss Mattie Mae McDowell died at the home of her mother, Mrs. S. A. McDowell at 195 Grant St., Atlanta, Tuesday.  Body was carried to Acworth.  Miss McDowell was niece of Mr. O. H. B. Bloodworth of Forsyth.  Survived by her Mother, three brothers; J. M. McDowell of Forsyth, Clifford and Glover McDowell of Atlanta; and by four sisters, Mrs. C. P. Carnes, Mrs. E. M. Bailey, Mrs. J. E. Carnes and Mrs. J. H. Gentry, all of Atlanta.

Obituary of J. C. Story, from the Monroe Advertiser, Oct. 6, 1938
**
Mr. J. C. Story, 37, died Sunday night.  Survivors include wife, one daughter, Miss Kathleen Story; two sons, William Story and Rodney Story; all of Forsyth.  three sisters, Mrs. Cora Johnson and Mrs. A. J. Goodrum, both of Shelbyville, Tenn; Mrs. Ruby Edwards of Macon; one brother, W. A. Story of Forsyth.  carried to Barnesville for burial.
 

Obituary of John Mays, from The Monroe Advertiser, Sept. 22, 1915
John Mays, a well known Negro carpenter of Forsyth, died suddenly Friday in Athens. The body was brought to Forsyth and the funeral was held Monday.  Jackson and Ham being in charge
    Mays was a good worker and popular with both races.  He had worked for the Forsyth Coal and Lumber Co. for about 30 years and had done much carpenter work in connection with various homes in Forsyth.

Obituary of R. L. BELKNAP, from The Monroe Advertiser, Sept. 22, 1938
**
Mr. R. L. Belknap passed away Monday.  Survived by his wife, two brothers, R. C. Belknap and D. G. Belknap of Macon and one sister, Mrs. Clydie Meadows of Macon.  Services at Trio Baptist church and interment was in the city cemetery.

Obituary of Mrs. Sallie K. Sutton, from The Monroe Advertiser, Sept. 15, 1938
**Mrs. Sallie King Sutton of Jackson passed away Thursday, September 8 in her 82nd year. Survived by five sons, C. G. Sutton and B. F. Sutton of Macon, C. M. Sutton and A. J. Sutton of Forsyth and T. J. Sutton of Barnesville; one daughter, Mrs. C. L. Maddox of Jackson; one brother, J. R. King of Forsyth, 40 grandchildren and 41 great grandchildren.  Funeral at Paran Church and interment in church cemetery..                                                                [Back to Index]

Obituary of Hal Vaughn, from The Monroe Advertiser, Sept. 15, 1938
Hal Vaughn, 61, former police chief in Fort Valley, died last night.  Native of Forsyth.  Funeral services Thursday and burial in Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Valma Ellis Vaught; two sons, Joe  H. and Ellis Vaughn, and two daughters, Mary Evelyn and Willie Vaughn all of Fort Valley; three brothers, Dave and Tom Vaughn of Forsyth and Guy Vaughn of Tulsa, Okla.

Obituary of MRS. MAMIE ARNOLD, from The Monroe Advertiser, Sept. 15, 1938
Mrs. Mamie  P. Arnold, 74, a native of Monroe County, passed away in Macon Friday.  Born in Monroe, daughter of J. R. Watson and Mrs. Mary Ponder Watson.  Member of Russellville Baptist church.  Surviving are her husband, Joe F. Arnold, two daughters, Mrs. A. E. Lane, Macon; Mrs. Alexander Britt, Milledgeville; a son, James R. Arnold, Macon; two granddaughters, Misses Margaret Ruth and Josephine Britt; and a sister Mrs. J. W. Johnston of Forsyth
 

Obituary of MISS MAE MITCHELL, from The Monroe Advertiser, Aug. 25, 1938
Macon:  Miss Mae Mitchell died yesterday.  Formerly of Culloden   had been resident of Macon for past 40 years.  Survived by five brothers; J. H. Mitchell of Roberta, M. M. Mitchell of Culloden, R. D. Mitchell of West Point, B. H. Mitchell of Jackson and R. R. Mitchell of Atlanta; five sisters, Mrs. J. A. Hartman of Roberta, Mrs. W. E. McLendon of Perry, Mrs. Mamie Smith of Cooledge, Mrs. J. L. Walker of Musella and Mrs. Aschsah Hartman of Docrum.

Obituary of MRS. M. F. SYMONDS, from the Monroe Advertiser, August 18, 1938
Mrs. M. F. Symonds dies in Ontario.  Mother of Mrs. Mary Frances Symonds. In her 70th year.  Arrived in Forsyth with her husband July 4 to spend a year with her daughter.  Mrs. Symonds was born near Goderich, Ont., in 1868 and married on June 11th, 1890 at Cransford, Huron County, Ontario.  Moved from Goderich to Keewatin in 1906. Four children spent childhoot in Kenora's neighboring town.  in 1921 family Keewatin to reside in Winnipeg, then moved in 1929 to Georgia, U.S.A. 
    Mrs. Symonds survived by her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Lulu P. Harkins of Minneapolis and Mrs. Allan Shaw, Kenora; two sons, Maitland Symonds of Keewatin, and Baden Symonds of Forsyth, Georgia.  Interment in Lake of the Woods Cemetery.

Obituary of J. E. MATTHEWS, from The Monroe Advertiser, April 6, 1917
Mr. James E. Matthews, died Monday, April 2.  Born on the 20th of November 1854 in Upson County and moved to Forsyth in the spring of 1907.  Funeral services conducted at the residence  on Tuesday. Body taken to Barnesville.  Survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. C. B. Harrison of Manchester; one son, J. A. Mathews of Forsyth; five grandchildren, Ray, James and Harold Matthews, Lewis M. and Ethel Mae Dorsey; one brother, W. B. Matthews, of Lineville, Ala; three sisters; Mrs. J. M. Waller, College Park, Mrs. Mollie Waller, Piedmont and Mrs. Sallie Britt Jackson. 

Obituary of MR. ARCHIBALD DANIEL TINGLE, from the Monroe Advertiser, March 30, 1917
"Another Old Soldier has answered his Lord's Summons".  "The muffled drum's sad roll has been The soldier's last tatoo; No more on Life's parade shall meet That brave and fallen few.  On Fame's eternal camping-ground Their silent tents are spread.  And Glory guards, with a solemn round, The bivouac of the Dead".

On the night of March 24th, one more silent tent was spread on this eternal camping ground.  It was for Mr. Archibald Daniel Tingle, who quietly passed away at 7 o'clock Saturday night, and went to join his wife and son, Dan. 
    Mr. Tingle was born in the fourth district of Monroe county in 1834.  This was his home the whole time of his stay on earth.  His departure has cast a cloud of sadness over not only his community but over all for miles around, for he was well loved by everyone that knew him.
    When twenty-one years old, he married Mary Mahala Treadwell, who made him a gentle, faithful, loving wife.  But she was called in 1910 to her rest.
    Not only was he true to his home and friends, but to his South, also.  When the South called for soldiers in the beginning of the War Between the States, he answered the summons.  For four years he faithfully followed his leader, and her, as at home, he did not shirk a single duty.  No matter what hardships presented themselves, he gladly endured them.  At the close of the ware he came home to his wife and children to begin life over with what the Yankees had left him and to live in peace the rest of his days,.
    Although he did not unite himself with any church until his later years, his influence was always for good and now his light will be greatly missed.  He leaves two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Craig and Mrs. R. L. Smith, and six sons. Messrs. W. A. Tingle, Jas. A. Tingle, S. G. Tingle, Jno. A. Tingle, O. P. Tingle and J. T. Tingle.

Obituary of MR. JODIE WATSON, from the Monroe Advertiser, March 16, 1917
Funeral Friday, Born January 21, 1863 in Monroe County.  Married to Miss Maude Johnson on December 27, 1891. Survived by eight children: Mrs. Susie Thornton, of Goggans, Rufus, Nellie, Onnie, Lizzie, Tommie, Florence and Robert Watson, of Cabaniss and by two grand children.  Laid to rest at the Cabaniss cemetery.    [Back to Index]                                         

Obituary of MRS. GEORGIA FLOYD, from the Monroe Advertiser March 2, 1917
LAMONT: 
Mrs. Georgia Floyd died Friday at home of her daughter, Mrs. A. S. Moye, Funeral and burial took place at Fredonia Church Saturday.  82 years old.  Survived by one daughter, Mrs. A. S. Moye, and a sister, Mrs. F. L. Hudgins

Obituary of LITTLE JAMES ROGERS, from the Monroe Advertiser, Jan. 26, 1917
Died Sunday mornign.  Left his father and mother, sisters and brother at age 3.  Laid to rest at Rogers cemetery.  Survived by father and mother, one sister, Mrs. Willie Cruse; five brothers, Messrs. Press, Lee, Sam, Guy and Joe Rogers.

Obituary of MRS. J. O. HOLMES, from the Monroe Advertiser, April 5, 1907
Died Friday Night, March 29th at 12:15 at o'clock, at Culloden, Mrs Acheah Holloway Holmes, born near Yatesville, Ga., Feb. 21, 1862, associated with Prinitive Baptist church at Mt. Carmel and baptised in 1885.  Married to J. O. Holmes February 10, 1895.  Survived by one brother, Mr. J. J. Holloway and two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Jackson and Mrs. J. W. Pierson, husband and little daughter, Catherine.  Services conducted from the Methodist church

Obituary of MRS. C. L. SUTTON, from the Monroe Advertiser, May 15, 1930
Mrs.
C. L. Sutton of Proctors district, died Thursday at age of 61.  Survived by her husband; three daughters; Mrs. C. H. McMullan of Laurens County, Mrs. C. MNayfield of Monroe county, Mrs. W. M. Sutton of Butts county, and one son, George H. Sutton of Oklahoma. One sister, Mrs. R. T. MCMullen of Dublin.  Funeral at Paran Church, interment in church cemetery.

Obituary of MR. L. Q. ADAMS, from the Monroe Advertiser, May 15, 1930
Died Saturday, May 10. Five children: Albert, 17; Lois 16; Addie May, 14; Otis, 10; Ben, 6:  (written by Mrs. J. T. Pritchett)

Obituary of MISS CARRIE SNEED, from the Monroe Advertiser, May 15, 1930
Miss Carrie Sneed, age 76, died Monday at the Sneed home where she resided with her sister, Mrs. F. E. Rowland.  Following the death of her father, Dr. A. H. Sneed, who was the local agent for the Southern Express Company about forty years ago, Mss Carrie had charge of the office for many years.  Member of the Methodist church.  Survived by two sisters and two brothers, Mrs. F. E. Rowland of Forsyth; Mrs. J. W. Arnold of Senoia, Mr. W. D. Sneed of Brunswick, and Mr. A. G. Sneed of Swainsboro.  Interment in city cemetery. 
 

Obituary of Rev. S. R. ENGLAND, from The Monroe Advertiser, Nov. 21, 1929
Two days after  he was retired as an active pastor of the Methodist church, Rev. S. R. England, who had been a member of the North Georgia conference for 45 years died Saturday in Atlanta.  Age 70.  Forty-seven years ago Mr. England was married to Miss Julia Battle of Monroe Co., who survives, together with one son, Claude O. England of Tifton; a brother, Rev. J. E. England of Jonesboro and a sister Mrs. Sallie Williams of Maysville.  Was one of the England trio of brothers who gave 143 years of service to the Southern Methodist church.  Rev. R. B. O. England died in Atlanta in 1920; Rev. J. E. England.  Funeral held in Lawrenceville Monday and body taken to Tifton for interment.

Obituary of MRS. W. J. SYKES, from the Monroe Advertiser, Nov. 7, 1929
Mrs. W. J. Sykes age 86, of Lamar County, held Saturday at the Fredonia church in Redbone section of Lamar County.  Survived by her husband and one son, Aubrey, of Atlanta; two daughters, Mrs. J. O. Collier, of Lamar county, and Mrs. Paul Means of Atlanta; two sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Phillips and Mrs. J. C. Hartley, three brothers, Sheriff Z. T. Elliott and C. C. Elliott of Lamar County and J. W. Elliott of Pike County.                                      [Back to Index]

Obituary of WILLIAM LEE COLE, from the Monroe Advertiser, Jan. 31, 1929
Mr. William Lee Cole, citizen of Bolingbroke, died Sunday at age 32 years.  Acute indigestion.  Survived by his father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Wiley Cole of Bolingbroke; one sister, Mrs. Lester Arnold, of Americus; two brothers, Mr. J. E. Cole of Perry and Mr. J. B. Cole of Pinehurst. Funeral conducted Tuesday Mt. Zion church. Interment in church cemetery.

Obituary of JOHN LUMPKIN SUTTON, from the Monroe Advertiser, Jan. 31, 1929
John Lumpkin Sutton, of Atlanta, died suddenly in St. Petersburg, Fla. while on business trip.  Divisional sales manager of United Grape Products Co. Member of Druid Hills Methodist Church. Buried in West View cemetery, Atlanta, Tuesday.  Surviving him are his wife, two sons, John J. Sutton of Oklahoma City, and James H. Sutton of Columbus, Oh; one grandson, John Sterling Price.

Obituary of W. F. RUDISILL, from the Monroe Advertiser, June 19, 1930
(The
following account of the death of Mr. W,. F. Rudisill, brother of Mr. E. D. Rudisill, is taken from the Sunday edition of the Macon Telegraph:  Valdosta, June 14 - W. F. Rudisill of Adel, 73 years of age, died yesterday.  Former resident of Forsyth.  Pneumonia. Survived by his widow two daughters, Mrs. B. W. Bracewell and Mrs. R. P. Dewberry of Valdosta.  One brother, E. D. Rudisill of Forsyth and two sisters, Mrs. Alex W. Bealer, Sr., and Miss Mary Rudisill of Atlanta.

Obituary of John F. Pierson, from the Monroe Advertiser, June 26, 1930
(Note: Only part of this is copied on page. ER) 
Survived by his wife, who before their marriage was Miss Della Harris, of Crawford county; five sons and five daughters: Mrs. L. D. Adams of Macon; Mrs. W. H. Brown, Mrs. W. P. (?), Mrs. T. S. Abercrombie, Miss Edith Pierson, J. T., J. H. and W. O. Pierson, all of Culloden; E. F. McMillen and J. A. of Newark, N. J., also three brothers and six sisters.  Was son of James J. Pierson and Annie Danielly Pierson.  Born February 8, 1861.  Interment at Sharon Church near Culloden.

Obituary of Mr. E. F. MURNER, from the Monroe Advertiser, June 26, 1930.
**Mr. E. F. Murner of the Trio community, passed Saturday.  55 years of age.  Survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Millie LaCounty, and four sons, C. L. Murner, of North Carolina, A. J., W. F., and Thomas Murner of Forsyth

Obituary of MR. NEWSOME A. SAPPINGTON, from the Monroe Advertiser, Feb. 26, 1915
**Goggansville, Feb. 19.  Newsome a Sappington died early yesterday.  Services held from Prospect church.  Interment was in the Sappington- Owen Cemetery.  A Confederate veteran and nearing his 80th birthday.  Survived by his wife, eight children; all of whom are grown; two brothers, and many nieces and nephews

Obituary of MRS. J. H. DEWS, from the Monroe Advertiser, March 5, 1915
**Mrs. John H. Dews (note: her name not given..ER) of Griffin was buried in Oakland Cemetery Monday morning.  Sister of Mrs. Sarah E. Gibson at the residence of Mrs. L. S. Morse.  Widow of John H. Dews. 74 years of age.  Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Julia Pritchard of Griffin. 

Obituary of MISS KATE FORD, from the Monroe Advertiser, April 9, 1915
**Miss Kate Ford passed away at home of Mrs. A. M. Zellner; from small fever blister became infected   and blood poison set in. Miss Ford was the daughter of the late James Ford.  Treasurer of local chapter of Daughters of the Confederacy, Recording Secretary of the D. A. R.'s.  Funeral held from residence of Mrs. E. D. Rudisill Wednesday. interred in Oakland cemetery. 
                                                                                           
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Obituary of GEORGE AUGUSTA CABANISS, from the Monroe Advertiser, December 20, 1907
**George Augusta Cabaniss, died in Copenhill Saturday.  Was born December 12, 1882 in Forsyth.  Son of Judge Eldridge Guerry Cabaniss and Mrs. Sarah Chipman Cabaniss.  Admitted to the bar in 1855.  Practicing in Forsyth and in Athens until Civil War. Enlisted for 12 months; At close of war entered mercantile business.  For years, manager of the Southern Home Banking and Loan Assn.  Also served during the presidency of Cleveland in connection with the United States revenue department.  Appointed trustee of the Georgia state asylum by Governor Colquitt serving as President of the board of trustees.  Retired. He was a Master Mason, and Knight Templar. Survived by Hon. T. B. Cabaniss of Forsyth, J. W. Cabaniss of Macon, H. G. Cabaniss of Savannah, H. H. Cabaniss of Atlanta and a sister, Mrs. A. C. Turner of Atlatna, a son - Edward H. Cabaniss of Birmingham, a daughter, Mrs. Dan M. Cabaniss, also survive him.  Three sisters preceded him in death; Mesdames N. W. Battle, C. Peeples and S. P. Burke.

Local and Personal, Culloden Society, from The Monroe Advertiser, Dec. 20, 1907
** Mrs. A. A. Fambro, sister of Mr. W. H. Parker, died Friday and buried in Barnesville Saturday.

Obituary of ADRIAN LAWRENCE, from The Monroe Advertiser, March 13, 1952
** Adrian Lawrence, 80, of Juliette, died Thursday at home.  Native of Jasper County. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Cora Jenkins Lawrence of Juliette; two daughters, Mrs. G. W. Corley, Valdosta, and Mrs. Frank McGee, Atlanta; two sons, W. C. Lawrence and Glenn Lawrence, both of Macon; a sister, Mrs. J. D. Persons of Monticello; and a half brother, Dr. Herbert White of St. Augustine, Fla. Services held Sunday, burial in the Sandy Creek Cemetery at Flovilla.

Obituary of MRS. NELL BURKE WILLIAMSON, from The Monroe Advertiser, Aug. 27, 1953
** Mrs. Nell Burke Williamson died at home in Bolingbroke Saturday.  Survived by her husband, O. M. Williamson, Sr.,; one son; O. M. Williamson, Jr., one daughter, Mrs. Frank Rogers; her mother, Mrs. W. P. Burke; three brothers, W. P. Burke, Jr. of Albany, Cecil Burke of Savannah and Frank Burke of Atlanta; five sisters, Mrs. R. S. Price of Atlanta, Mrs. Otis L. Waldrep, Jr., Mrs. Wallace Tribble and Mrs. Joe Varni of Germany.  Services held at Mt. Zion Baptist church Sunday.  Interment at the Forsyth Cemetery.

Obituary of E. C. SCOTT, from The Monroe Advertiser, Aug. 6, 1953
**
E. Cleveland Scott, retired vice president of Citizens and Southern Nation Bank, died at his residence in Macon Monday.   Mr. Scott was born in Monroe County, son of Thomas Goodwin Scott and Mrs. Emma L. Cleveland Scott.  Surviving are two sisters, Miss Alice Scott, Macon: Mrs. R. C. Goolsby, Forsyth: Service held at Hart's Mortuary Wednesday, burial in the family cemetery in Monroe County

Obituary of Mrs. Eubanks Blanchard, from the Monroe Advertiser, April 19, 1907
** Mrs. Eubanks Blanchard died Wednesday in Bohler, Ga., As Miss Gussie Mays, daughter of Rev. Jessie Mays. 24 years of age and had been married 10 months. Remains interred at Bohler

Obituary of MR. T. S. GRIGG, from the Monroe Advertiser, April 19, 1907
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Mr. T. S. Grigg died in Jacksonville, Fla., Tuesday and was buried in Forsyth Wednesday in the family burial ground in Oakland cemetery.  Mr. Grigg married Miss Ward, daughter of Mr. Peyton T. Ward.  He as a druggist and a prominent Mason and Woodsmen.  Burial service by the Woodmen and Masonic orders.

Obituary of Mr. HULL SMITH, from the Monroe Advertiser, April 19, 1907
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Mr. S. D. Smith was advised Tuesday of the death of his brother, Mr. Hull Smith Monday Morning in Columbia, S. C.
Mr. Smith was professor in the Railway Training School of the Southern railroad at Columbia.  He is survived by his wife and five children, and one brother, Mr. S. D. Smith of this city, and two sisters, Mrs. J. S. Searcy of Meigs and Mrs. Ramsey of Thomasville. Mr. Smith was born and reared in Monroe County and was about 45 years old.         
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Obituary of MR. A. C. SMITH, from the Monroe Advertiser, April 26, 1907
**Mr. A. C. Smith died Saturday and buried at Greenwood cemetery Sunday.  77 years of age.  Lived in county all his life.  Farmer.  Leaves wife and seven sons and two daughters.  The children are:  Mr. Asa H. Smith of Jackson, Mr. James M. Smith and Mr. Willis Smith of Monroe county; Col. E. M. Smith of McDonough, Mr. Lee Smith and Mr. Rufus Smith of Jackson and Mr. T. O. Smith of Forsyth, Mrs. W. B. Griffin and Mrs. E. P. Hunt of Griffin.

Obituary of GEO. T. BROWN, from the Monroe Advertiser, March 3, 1916.
** Death of Mr. Geo. T. Brown, occurred Monday night. Funeral services conducted from Presbyterian church.  Born in Tennessee, moved to Forsyth in the early eighties
and remained his sixty-three years.  He was a Mason and the services at the grave were in charge of the local lodge of Masons. Buried with full Masonic honors.  Former Mayor of Forsyth.  (end)
 

Obituary of MARK W. SANDERS, Culloden, from the Monroe Advertiser, February 11, 1916
** Feb. 3rd, 1916 Mark W. Sanders died.  Struck with paralysis.  He married about twenty four years ago to Miss Ada B. Wilson, of Culloden.  Survived by devoted wife, loving daughter and two affectionate little sons. Brother.

Obituary of TOM C. PORCH, from the Monroe Advertiser, February 11, 1916
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Thomas C. Porch...sixty five years ago, born in Monroe County; united with Shiloh Baptist church.  Survived by his widow, who was Miss Kate McKay and by four sons, Carl, Rufus and Sam of Monroe county and Hermann Porch of Atlanta.

Obituary of Joe W. WORSHAM, from the Monroe Advertiser, February 11, 1916.
**
Mr. Joe W. Worsham died on Wednesday, only 30 years of age. Member of Woodsmen of the World  . Funeral held at the Baptist church on Thursday. About four years ago Mr. Worsham married Miss Nettie Moris of Indian Spring who survives him.  Two children also survive him; Joe, age 3 years and Virginia, age one year.  Also, his father and Mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Worsham and the following brothers and sisters:  Hon. Lee Worsham, state entomologist, and John Worsham of Atlanta; Messrs. Hugh and R. M. Worsham of Forsyth and E. E. Worsham of Fort Gaines; Mrs. J. B. Smith of Vienna, Miss Mattie Lou Worsham of Atlanta and Misses Ethel, Ruth and Mary Lynn Worsham of Forsyth.                           
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Obituary of Jim Goggans, from the Monroe Advertiser, February 4, 1916.
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Jim Goggans of Glovers, died Saturday. Funeral services conducted at the Methodist church at Juliette. Interment in the church cemetery.  He was about thirty years old. Survived by his wife and three children.  Caused by pneumonia.

Obituary of ROY HEAD, from The Monroe Advertiser, February 4, 1916
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On January 20th, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Head, Roy. Young man of seventeen.  Cut foot with an axe and death resulted from the injury.  Funeral at Rogers church.                                           
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Obituary of MR. E. Z. PHARR, from The Monroe Advertiser, February 4, 1916.
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E. Z. Pharr died early hours of Sunday morning.  Acute indigestion. He was born and raised in Monroe County and until about 12 years ago he lived here.  Moved to LaGrange and later to Atlanta.  Moved back two years ago.  His first wife was Miss Georgia Walker, she died about eight years ago.  March 7th 1915 married Miss Mattie Hanson, the postmaster at Forsyth.  Survived by his wife and by three children, Miss Ethel Pharr, Frank Pharr and Eb Pharr, Jr. Member of Primitive Baptist Church.  Services conducted from the Methodist church on Thursday. Laid away in Oakland Cemetery. 

Obituary of Mr. CHARLIE BOWDEN, from The Monroe Advertiser, December 31, 1915
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Charlie Bowden died last Monday morning.  Buried Tuesday at the old Rogers cemetery.  Survived by his widow, by one daughter, Mrs. Tom Edge, of Texas, by four sons: Elmo and Chrlie Bowden of Macon, Herman Bowden of South Carolina and Ed Bowden of Monroe county.  (This appears to be the same obituary, however, dates are different and survivors were not included in other obituary)

Obituary of HENRY W. CARSON. from the Monroe Advertiser, December 24, 1915
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The funeral of Mr. H. J. Carson occurred at his home North of Forsyth  at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon.  Body brought to Forsyth and the casket was lowered in the soil of Monroe County. 
    At age of sixteen, enlisted in the Confederate army and made a faithful soldier until he was captured in October 1864 by Sherman's marauders.  Mr. Carson is survived by five sisters; Mrs. Mary J. Glover ..(article cut off).

Obituary of JIM MATT GOGGANS, from the Monroe Advertiser, December 24, 1915.
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Jim Matt Goggans died in the early hours of Tuesday morning.  Funeral services at the Baptist Church Wednesday; interment at Cabaniss.  Survived by his mother, three sisters.  Mrs. J. D. Darby, of Walhalla, S. C., Miss Joy Goggans, Miss Mary Goggans, and one brother, William Goggans.

County News Item. Monroe Advertiser, May 16, 1913.  Elder W. Z. Gardner of near Orchard celebrated his 74th birthday May the sixth.  His brother, Mr. Willey Gardner, of Dallas, Tex., and two sisters of Eddy, Tex., and the other of Meridian, Miss. were also at the reunion.  There were 25 relatives of Mr. Gardner's present and 40 friends.  They all had a big time with the barbecued shoat and mutton. 

Obituary of MRS. PERRY LASETER, from the Monroe Advertiser, June 14, 1912
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Mrs. Perry Laseter, near Blue Ridge.  Died at Mr. W. C. Jones home Sunday night.  Services at Pleasant Grove Tuesday.  Survived by husband and several children, Messrs. Carlos, Hinton, Irvin and Willie Laseter, Mrs. A. J. Goggans and Mrs. Kate Hansford

MRS. MEANS CELEBRATES BIRTHDAY.  Last Sunday, June 16th (1912) was the 87th birthday of Mrs. J. A. Means, Sr.  Born in Elbert County in 1825, she has lived the greater portion of her life in old Monroe.  When a young lady she married Mr. Means, who has been dead for several years.  They reared eight children and now Mrs. Means has 65 grandchildren and 15 greatgrandchildren.  Mrs. Means is the oldest member of Fredonia Church, located near Brnesville in this county and is the only living member who joined when the church was organized by Rev. Absolum Ogletree.  Besides being the birthday of Mrs. Means, last Sunday was the day of the annual children's day and all day singing at Fredonia.

Obituary of W. H. WESTBROOK, Monroe Advertiser, July 5, 1912
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Mr. "Bose" Westbrook; at Piedmont Sanitarium in Atlanta, Saturday.  Born in Monroe County in October 11th, 1846.  May 21, 1874 married Frances Elizabeth Huddleston. Survived by wife and one son, Herbert L. Westbrook. For years ran a store in Blount. Body brought to Forsyth on Sunday and funeral exercises held at Paran Church.

Obituary  of MR.HEZEKIAH JOSHUA MCKENNEY , from The Monroe Advertiser, July 5, 1912
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Hezekiah Joshua McKenney son of Travis and Susan McKinney, was born in Monroe County in January 1859; was married to Miss Willie King, October 1888, and  died June 5th 1912. Survived by wife and six children. 

Obituary  of MR. E. G. COX , from The Monroe Advertiser, July 19, 1912
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Mr. E. G. Cox, son of Mr. and Mrs. John a Cox, born in Monroe County February 9, 1893.  Attended school at Banks Stephens. 
about a year ago accepted position with Shingler Mercantile Company of Ashburn.  Funeral services held at Primitive Baptist
Church  Sunday.  Survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Cox; a sister, Miss mamie Cox; and a brother, Mr. Otho Cox.

IN MEMORIAM, Andrew Mortimer Graham, from the Monroe Advertiser, July 19, 1912
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Andrew Mortimer Graham, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Graham, was born in Monroe County, Jan. 20, 1910 and died July 3, 1912.

Obituary of Dr. O. C. Collins, from The Monroe Advertiser, August 9, 1912
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Dr. O. C. Collins, one of best known citizens of Forsyth, passed away at his home on Lee Street about noon Sunday.    Moved to Forsyth from Macon about 20 years ago.  Physician and drug store.  Native of Macon, born there September 10th, 1827.  Second son of Charles Collins and a brother of the late Dr. Appleton Collins.  December 31st, 1863 married Miss Mary Boon of Forsyth, who now survives him.  At the outbreak of the Civil war Dr. Collins left Macon with the Cavalry.  Later transferred as one of the surgeons at Andersonville prison.  At time of his death Dr. Collins was surgeon of Camp Quitman.  Funer held at his residence, interment was in Oakland cemetery.  Besides his widow, Dr. Collins is survived by five daughters, Mrs. J. L. Willis, of Columbus, Mrs. Baxter Jones of Macon, Mrs. Jennie C. Amos, Misses Julia and Hattie Collins of Forsyth. 

Obituary of James M. Smith, from the Monroe Advertiser, January 19, 1917
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Mr. James M. Smith suffered stroke of paralysis several weeks ago.  Fifty-one years old.  Survived by wife and eight children, the oldest being slightly over twenty years of age.  He leaves five brothers, Messrs. Asa and Lee Smith, of Jackson: Senator E. M. Smith, of McDonough; Mr. T. Olin Smith of Forsyth; Willis F. Smith of Monroe County; two sisters Mrs. W. B. Griffin of Atlatna and Mrs. Lizzie Hunt, of East Point.  Burial took place at old Smith cemetery,  near Johnstonville. Known as "Hustling Jim Smith"

Obituary of Mr. John T. Cooper, From the Monroe Advertiser, April 19, 1912
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Mr. John T. Cooper. In the midst of his sermon at Liberty Church in Butts County, last Sunday Morning, one of county's well known men passed away.  He had scarcely preached fifteen minutes when he stopped, sank into a chair and almost before anyone reach his side he breathed his last.  Suffered from heart trouble...about 65 years of age.  Missionary Baptist Preacher, farmer.  Survived by his widow and three children: one daughter who lives in North Carolina, Mrs. Farn Maun and Mrs. Horace McCord of Monroe County and Ben Cooper of Butts County.  Interment was in Rock Creek Cemetery.  At time of death was a candidate for the office of Tax receiver for Monroe County.

 "County News Items", from the Monroe Advertiser, Oct. 8, 1915
**Mrs. Manning died Tuesday and was carried to South Carolina Wednesday for burial.
The Infant Baby of Mr. and Mrs. Andrews was buried Friday at Piedmont.

Obituary of Mr. A. C. HOWARD, from the Monroe Advertiser, March 31, 1916
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Mr. A. C. Howard, of Bolingbroke died Tuesday. Funeral held at the residence of Mrs. Saunders at Bolingbroke Wednesday.

Obituary of Mr. D. T. SAWYER, from the Monroe Advertiser, March 31, 1916
**Mr.
D. T. Sawyer of Leesburg, died Friday.  Funeral held in Dawson Sunday.  Aged 65 years, formerly lived in Forsyth.  Stepfather of Mr. R. H. Fletcher of Forsyth, and father of Mrs. P. I. Smith. 
 

Obituary of MRS. WILHELMINA CARSTEIN, from the Monroe Advertiser, March 31, 1916
Mrs. Wilhelmina Carstein, aged 65 years,
died at the Macon Hospital on Saturday.  She had been an inmate of the King's **Daughters home for the past year.  Prior to that time she lived in Forsyth,  being connected with the Hotel Georgian.  While here she made many friends, who will learn with sorrow of her death.

Obituary of MR. GEORGE T. BROWN., from the Monroe Advertiser, March 17,. 1916
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Monticello friends of Mr. Geo. T. Brown will regret to learn of his death on Monday, February 28th. 

Obituary of MRS. B. F. HILL, SR., from the Monroe Advertiser, March 17,. 1916
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Mrs. B. F. Hill, Sr., died Tuesday at home near Stuart's Mill.  In seventy-third year.  Funeral held from her residence and interment at Oakland Cemetery on Thursday.  Survived by husband and by one son, B. F. Hill, JR.

Obituary of REV. W. W. WADSWORTH, from the Monroe Advertiser, March 17, 1916
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Rev. W. W. Wadsworth, at one time Presiding Elder of the Griffin District   died Monday night   at a private sanitarium in Atlanta.  Surviving him are his wife; three brothers, Robert, Louis and Paul Wadsworth, and two sisters, Mrs. J. F. Rodgers and Mrs. Irwin. Services conducted at Trinity Methodist church on Wednesday.  Interment West View.

Obituary of MRS. G. B. CLARK,  from the Monroe Advertiser, March 17, 1916
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Mrs. G. B. Clark, remembered her as Miss Pauline Rhodes, died last Monday at her home in Estill, S.C.,  Sister of Mr. G. M. Rhodes. 

Obituary of MR. J. W. CABANISS, from the Monroe Advertiser, March 17, 1916
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Joseph Warren Cabaniss died Friday at his home in Macon.  Funeral Sunday from his residence.  Interment Rose Hill Cemetery, Macon, GA. 74 years old. Children: Winship, Elbridge, G., Emory Winship and Lila P. Cabaniss and Mrs. Emmie Cabaniss Cunningham.  Son of Judge E. G. Cabainiss of Forsyth, brother to E. G. Cabaniss of Atlanta. Student of Mercer Univ. at Penfield at the outbreak of the war between the States.  Enlisted and served under Lee in Virginia until the surrender.  Moved to Griffin immediately after the war  .  On November 12, 18868, was married to Emily L. Winship, dtr of Isaac and Martha Cook Winship.  They came to Macon in 1860.  Brother of late Judge Thos. B. Cabaniss of Forsyth.

Obituary of MR. J. T. SEARCY, from the Monroe Advertiser, March 10, 1916
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Mr. James Thweatt Searcy, Sr., died Monday at home of son Henry W. Searcy. Lived at Bolingbroke. Age 83 years.
Services conducted from residence  Tuesday morning. Interment was in family burial gruond at the old Thweatt place near Bolingbroke.  Brother of Hon. W. H. H. Searcy of Griffin. Uncle  of Hon. W. E. H. Searcy, Jr., of Griffin, Judge of Flint Circuit.  Survived by the following children:  Mrs. Sam Hunter, Mrs. Jack Lamar of Macon; Herbert Searcy of Popes Ferry, Charlie Searcy of Waco, Tex; and Henry W. Searcy of Forsyth.

Obituary of MR. A. W. BRAMBLETT, from The Monroe Advertiser, March 10, 1916.
**Mr. AUGUSTUA W. BRAMBLETT
. Son of Berry and Mary Bramblett. Born in Gwinnett County in 1842. Worked in Lawrenceville until the beginning of the war between the states, enlisted and served two and a half years.  At close of war he located in Hawkinsville. Moved to Forsyth in 1870 and established Bramblett and Son.  His was the oldest business in Forsyth  and it is said the oldest hardware concern in the entire state. 
    He was married in 1871 to Miss Georgia Hill of Smarrs.  Services held at the Methodist Church  (rest of article not included)

Obituary of MRS. LUCINDA SMITH, from The Monroe Advertiser, Apr. 26, 1907
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Died last Tuesday at home of daughter Mrs. G. W. Webb of Holly Grove. Buried Wednesday at family burial ground near her old home.  Leaves three children, Mrs. G. W. Webb, Mrs. Maybelle Edwards and Mr. Johnnie Smith.

Obituary of Adolph Doncourt, from the Monroe Advertiser, (no date)
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Mr. Adolph Doncourt, former resident, died at Glen Cove, Long Island, April 15, 1907. from Brights disease.  Married a niece of Mrs. Morse, and old resident of Forsyth; a daughter of Mrs. Sarah Proctor, who inherited the property of Mrs. Morse at her death.
 

Obituary of W. ROY BENNETT, from The Monroe Advertiser, Aug. 27, 1953.
** Automobile he was driving ran into a fishpond on his farm near Culloden.  Mr. Bennett drowned. Mr. Bennett was born in Walton County 51 years ago.  Member of Woodmen of the World.  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sarah Frances Pierson Bennett; three sons, J. W. Bennett, W. K. Bennett and Samuel Bennett all of Culloden; two daughters, Mrs. Edward Norris of Camilla and Miss Gloria Anne Bennett of Culloden; his mother, Mrs. W. L. Wilson of Culloden; two brothers, T. H. Bennett of Musella and W. O. Wilson of the U. S. Navy; and four sisters, Mrs. A. O. Williams of Whitesville, N.C., Mrs. Grady Chancellor of Roberta, Mrs. Paul Benton of Atlanta and Mrs. L. S. Parham of Taber City, N. C. Services held Wednesday at Culloden Primitive Baptist with interment at the Culloden cemetery.

Obituary of SADIE OWEN, from The Monroe Advertiser, Dec. 1, 1905
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Little Sadie Owen, 5 YEARS OLD, YELLOW FEVER. Prospect church Monday. Interred at the Owen cemetery

Obituary of MR. C. H. ABERNATHA, from The Monroe Advertiser, January 5, 1906
**Mr.
C. H. Abernatha, died at home last Friday.  County coroner and mercantile business. About 50 years old. Services at residence Saturday morning at 10:30 o'clock. interment in Oakland Cemetery.

Obituary of MR. W. B. MEEK, from The Monroe Advertiser, Jan. 27, 1905
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Noon January 15, Mr. W. B. Meek passed....45 years ago fighting as a Confederate soldier.  Soon after war married Miss Nannie Dewberry and settled near Forsyth.  Interred at the family burying ground near his home.

Obituary of MR. R. J. TYNER, from The Monroe Advertiser, Jan. 27, 1905.
** Mr. R. J. Tyner, death occurred last Wednesday, January 7. at home of daughter Mrs. W. W. Goggans at Cabaniss. "Uncle Jack" 74 years old.  Services conducted at the Cabaniss church.

Obituary of MRS. E. M. MOORE, from The Monroe Advertiser, July 28, 1905.
** Mrs. E. M. Moore, wife and mother, died last Thursday. Age 80, Funeral services at Smyrna Church.

Obituary of MRS. MARY NORRIS  from The Monroe Advertiser, July 28, 1905
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Mrs. Mary Norris, died in Bolingbroke, Sunday, July 16th, age 85. Services conducted Monday at Bolingbroke.

Obituary of Mrs. DONIE GIBSON, from The Monroe Advertiser, Dec. 1, 1905
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Monday at seven o'clock....wife of Mr. Daniel Gibson and daughter of Mrs. Joe Johnson.  37 years old... Survived by husband and five children.  (not named) Cabaniss Baptist church.

Obituary of MISS JULIA THURMOND, from The Monroe Advertiser, Feb. 2, 1906.
**
Miss Julya Thurmond, passed Sunday morning.  Services conducted by H. D. Pace of Barnesville

 

Obituary of MRS. LOYD HARP (her name not given), from The Monroe Advertiser, no date included.
** Mrs. Loyd Harp died at her home south of Forsyth Tuesday night at 12:30 AM. Survived by husband.  Age 57. Serviced conducted at Smyrna Baptist Church Thursday at 11 o'clock. Interred at Oakland Cemetery.

Article from Macon Telegraph:  Mr. Walter Phinazee "Former Monroe Man found dead with bullet hole in head and throat cut at Kingsland, Ga., ...Brunswick, Ga., July 22, 1930.  Investigators tonight sought identity and motive of the slayers of Walter Phinazee, 68, of Forsyth, whose mutilated body was found in Crooked River near Kingsland Today.
    A coroner's jury reported he was "murdered by unknown parties" Another jury was ordered to continue the investigation, while authorities checked Phinazee's activities.  He went to Kingsland several weeks ago to visit relatives and last was seen Friday afternoon.  His body was recovered from the stream after two negroes reported to officers that they had seen it.  His throat had been cut. There was a bullet wound in his head.  Officers advanced the theory that...(remainder of article not included on copy)

Obituary of MISS NEWTIE COCKE, from the Monroe Advertiser, July 24, 1930.
** Miss Newtie Cocke , Bolingbroke, passed away Sunday at age of 76 years. Survived by three sisters and one brother, Mrs. T. E. Walton, Mrs. W. A. Rosser, Miss Edna Cocke and Mr. J. C. Cocke, all of Bolingbroke.  Services conducted at Bolingbroke Methodist church Monday, interment was in the Mt. Zion cemetery.

Obituary of MISS MISSOURI SULLIVAN, from the Monroe Advertiser, July 17, 1930 (Taken from Atlanta Journal)
** Miss Missouri Sullivan, 86, died Saturday night. Services conducted Sunday from the Methodist church.  Survived by two sisters, Mrs. J. P. Clements and Miss Mitt Sullivan of Culloden.  Eighteen days ago her sister, Miss Emma Sullivan, died suddenly. Four months ago her only brother, O. H. Sullivan died and three weeks ago her niece, Mrs. Anna Christian of Shadydale died.

Obituary of Mrs. Mary Rumble Marks, from The Monroe Advertiser, July 11, 1930.
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Mrs Mary Rumble Marks passed away in Griffin Monday morning.  Survived by one brother. Mr. Theo Rumble, Sr., of Culloden, and one sister, Miss Anthe Rumble of Forsyth.  Interment and services conducted at the Forsyth Methodist Church.  Interment in City cemetery.

Obituary of MRS. L. A. ELLIS, from The Monroe Advertiser, July 3, 1930
**M
rs Alberta Stewart Ellis, 38, wife of L. A. Ellis of Forsyth, died at two o'clock Tuesday afternoon.  Bn. in Monroe County, daughter of W. R. and Virginia Stewart.  Member of Ensign Baptist Church.  Survived by husband and three step-children, a half-sister, Miss Estelle Stewart, and two brothers, J. H. and V. W. Stewart; four half-brothers, George, Mack, Phelps and Curtis Stewart. Services at Ensign Baptist church. Interment in Forsyth cemetery.

Obituary of WILLIAM FRANK SPEIR, from The Monroe Advertiser, Apr. 16, 1930
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Mr. William Frank Speir of East Juliette passed away Saturday, Age 50. Survived by widow, two sons, Robert and James Speir; two daughters, Misses Evelyn and Rocelia Speir; three brothers, Wade Speir of Juliette, J. H. Speir of Florida, George Speir of Griffon; three sisters, Mrs. C. R. Pritchett of Juliette, Mrs. E. L. Upchurch of Locust Grove, Mrs. Fred Speir of Juliette. Funeral conducted at East Juliette Baptist church Monday and interment in the church cemetery.
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Obituary of Miss LOUISE BESSIE STARRETT,  from The Monroe Advertiser, Aug. 14, 1930.
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Louise Bessie Starrett, aged nine months, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Starrett of Ensign, died Aug. 6. Besides parents, survived by two sisters, Evelyn and Elsie and one brother, Lewis. Serviced conducted at home, interment in the city cemeter.

Obituary of Mrs. ISA SPEER WRIGHT, From the Monroe Advertiser, Dec 9, 1904.
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Mrs. Isa Speer Wright, daughter of the late Judge A. M. Speer, died in Montgomery, Ala. Remains interred in Montgomery. Survivied by one brother, one sister, a husband, and several children (not named)

Obituary of MISS EVA WILSON, from the Monroe Advertiser dated Dec. 9, 1904.
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Miss Eva Wilson passed into rest at the home of her father Mr. J. P. Wilson, near Russelville, at two o'clock AM Dec. 4. Funeral services were held December 5 at the Baptist Church at Russellville and interred in the church cemetery. 

Obituary of STEPHEN DECATUR JACKSON, contributed by Teressa Jackson, from the Monroe Advertiser dated January 4, 1876.  A Tragic Death.  On Thursday the 23rd (of December 1875) Mr. Stephen D. Jackson, living near Cabaniss in this county came to a tragic death in the following manner.  He was riding in a buggy along Brown’s Ferry Road en route to Jasper county.  Mr. Wesley Hathorn was driving along the same road in company of two ladies about a mile behind Mr. Jackson.  One side of the shaft of the wagon of Mr. Hathorn became detached and swung upon the feet of the horse and caused him to be frightened and run.  Mr. Hathorn and the ladies were thrown out, but were not hurt.  Mr. Jackson saw the frightened horse coming at full speed and fearing that he would run against the buggy on which was a small child, got out for the purpose of stopping the horse or at least to prevent being run over.  It is thought that the axle of the buggy struck him.  He was found nearby with his skull fractured and a leg broken.  He was brought to town and given suitable quarters at the Greer House and received attention immediately from Dr. Rudwell.  Dr. R attended him faithfully and did all that human skill could accomplish, but without avail.  He lingered in an unconscious condition until Sunday night, when he died.  Mr. Jackson was near sixty years of age and was a man highly respected by his neighbors and acquaintances who will deeply lament his sudden and tragic death.

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Obituary of ALGERNON DECATUR JACKSON, contributed by Teressa Jackson, probably from the Monroe Advertiser dated July 15, 1893.  The son of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Jackson, died at their residence near Cabaniss, on the 12th of June.  Deceased was eighteen years old, a nobleman of robust, manly frame and good habits, yet after a short weeks illness his promising life was closed.  He was a dutiful son and a universal favorite with his family and community.  Good natured, always cheerful, and naturally polite, he won friends as he made acquaintances.  An energetic, industrious youth, he loved and honored the farm, and did not envy others their soft places in the cities.  He was buried in the family graveyard near the residence  of his grandmother, Mrs. S. D. Jackson, after funeral services by Rev. Jesse Mays.

  In his last hours he said to the family, “he was going home to stay and wanted them to go with him.”

  He is the first one of thirty-three grand children Mrs. Geo. A. Willis has lost.  Rarely, blessed that family, surely goodness and mercy has followed them.  While we mourn the death of the well beloved ---trust God by his great – meet him at home and be together with Jesus forever.  FRIEND

Obituary of FRANK L. JACKSON, contributed by Teressa Jackson, probably from Monroe Advertiser dated April 15, 1926.  DEATH OF FRANK L. JACKSON.  Mr. Frank L. Jackson, a well known and popular farmer of Cabaniss district, died at his home Sunday night at the age of seventy years.  He is survived by his widow and several children.  Four brothers and one sister also survive him, S. D. and H. L. Jackson of Monroe county, W. W. Jackson of Crawford county, J. J. Jackson of Sawtell and Mrs. R. V. Smith of Flovilla.  Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon by Rev. Ray and interment was in the family cemetery.                                                                                     [Back to Index]

Obituary of FRANK C. JACKSON, contributed by Teressa Jackson, from Monroe Advertiser dated September 30, 1910.  A SHORT SKETCH OF FRANK C. JACKSON, A GOOD CITIZEN OF MONROE COUNTY.  It is with the deepest sorrow  we tell of the going away of Mr. Frank C. Jackson on last Friday afternoon.  His extreme illness from typhoid fever baffled the skill of his physicians, and the trained nurse.  All that love could suggest and human skill could do was done to relieve him, but it was all of no avail, and just at the close of day his spirit went to God who gave it, and his devoted wife and two little children, his loving father and mother, brothers and sisters and many near relatives and friends are bowed in grief over the sad loss.  He was born in Monroe county thirty-six years ago.  And lived here until his death.  No call for aid or charity ever came to him unheeded, but as God had prospered him he gave cheerfully.  In all walks of life the influence of his pure Christian life was felt, and his going away is a distinct loss to the community in business and social circles.  On the home hovers the deepest cloud for he was an ideal husband and father, and dutiful and affectionate son to the father and mother, and a loving brother.  The going seems to mortal eyes untimely, but the view of the Father embraces eternity.  He knows best.  All who knew him honored and trusted him. 

  How much happier and holier the world is by such a man having lived it awhile.  How happy was he in his family.  The devotion and joy among them seemed perfect.  But judged after the manner of God, Frank Jackson was a great success.  He believed God.  Faith and love and obedience appeared in orderly sequence and grew in intensity and perfection as the months came.  He knew God as Father and a Savior near at hand.  The loved ones so sorely bereaved are his wife, who was Miss Ethel Grant.  His father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Jackson, of Monroe county, four brothers, Messrs. Owen, Lamar, Jim, and Leon Jackson, of Monroe county, two sisters Mrs. J. M. Smith, of Monroe county and Mrs. E. M. Williams, of Juliette.

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Obituary of MISS BYRDIE PEURIFOY. File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by:
Lynn Cunningham lcunnin1@bellsouth.net August 8, 2003, 6:09 am.
The Pike County Journal. Zebulon, Pike County, Georgia, September 2, 1898

A Sad Death

Tuesday morning the many friends of Miss Byrdie Peurifoy were made sad by the
announcement of her death. She had been sick for only a few days, and although
her friends were aware of the fact that her illness was of a serious nature,
they were surprise to hear the end had come so soon.

Death is always sad, but far more so is it, when a life so full of promise and
usefulness, as was her's, is cut down. By her lovable traits of character, Miss
Byrdie had endeared many friends who will deeply mourn her absence.

Miss Byrdie was a true Christian and her sorrowing family and friends are to be
consoled by the thought, that if they lead the life that she led, they will
someday meet her in the Land across the river.

She was nineteen years of age, and had just finished her studies at Jeff Davis
Institute, having graduated with honors at the last term of school.

Impressive funeral services conducted by her pastor, Rev. M.M. Walraven,
occurred at the M.E. Church Wednesday morning at 8 o'clock, after which the
remains were taken charge of by Undertaker Howell and carried to Monroe county
and interred in the family burying ground.

(Transcribed 08/07/03 Lynn Cunningham)

Additional Comments:
Byrdie was the daughter of John B. and Martha E. Peurifoy.

 

Obituary of Mr. John Peters. The Pike County Journal, Zebulon, Pike County, Georgia, September 8, 1899

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The Pike County Journal. Zebulon, Pike County, Georgia, September 8, 1899

Sudden Death of an Old Soldier

Mr. John Peters, a citizen of Monroe county, aged seventy eight years, died
here last Saturday suddenly of heart failure. Mr. Peters served in the civil
war with a company from this county. He was wounded and was here for the
purpose of making an application for a pension. While sitting in a chair in
Ordinary Means' office talking to some of his old comrades, who had accompanied
him for the purpose of proving his claim, he gasped, fell over and expired in a
few moments. His remains were removed to the Zebulon House; placed in a neat
coffin by Undertaker Howell and shipped to his home in Monroe county for
interment.

(Transcribed 09/15/03 Lynn Cunningham)

Additional Comments:
>From Muster Roll of Company G, 27th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, Army
of Tennessee, C. S. A., Pike and Spalding Counties, Georgia., County Line
Guards: Peters, John B. - Private September 9, 1861. Roll for April 30, 1864,
last on file, shows him present. No later record.

 

Obituary of Mr. John McGINTY, Contributed by Teressa Jackson, Monroe Advertiser, February 23, 1914.
JOHN MCGINTY IS BRUIED IN FORSYTH. 
Dies at Brent.  Moved Back to This County from Texas about ten Months ago for his health.  ---  Mr. John McGinty died at Brent at nine o'clock Sunday morning, after illness of several months.  Several years ago Mr. Mcginty moved from this county of Texas and that state was his home until, because of ill health, he came back to Georgia about ten months ago.  At the time of his death he was 43 years of age, and unmarried.
    The interment took place in Oakland Cemetery at Forsyth,  the simple but impressive ceremony being conducted by Rev. C. T. Ivey. 
    Mr. McGinty is survived by his mother, Mrs. S. F. McGinty, of Brent, by two sisters, Mrs. Will Jones of Cullodan and Miss Mae McGinty of Atlanta, and by two brothers, Mr. M. O. McGinty of Brent, and Mr. Herbert McGinty of Arizona.
    Mr. McGinty was well known throughout the county and has many friends who grieve over his sad death.

Obituary of Mr. J. L. PRITCHETT, Contributed by Teressa Jackson, from the Monroe Advertiser, July 27, 1933
Mr. J. L. Pritchett Dies in Barnesville."--- The following account of the death of Mr. J. L. Pritchett, a popular former citizen of Forsyth, is taken from the Atlanta Journal:
    Funeral services for Mr. J. L. Pritchett, 74, who died at his home in Barnesville late Thursday, were held at the first Methodist church here Friday afternoon.  Mr. Pritchett had been ill for several years.  He was born in Monroe County and lived there until his family moved to Barnesville.  He wife was Miss Florence Spruce, and she, with four sons and three daughters, survive him.  Mr. Pritchett was a member of the First Methodist church and a Mason, Rev. Martin Williams former pastor of Mr. Pritchett, now presiding elder of the.....(remainder of article not included)

 

Obituary of Mr. T. B. JACKSON, Contributed by Teressa Jackson, Obituary from the Monroe Advertiser, February 13, 1914.
"The Grim Reaper Calls T. B. Jackson. Prominent Citizen of County, Living near Berner Dies and is Buried on Tuesday with Masonic Honors."  As a great shock to the people of this county came the news of the death at two o'clock Tuesday morning of Mr. T. B. Jackson of Berner, one of the county's most prominent citizens.
    His illness was of short duration.  Only last Thursday he was in Forsyth shaking hands with his friends, seemingly in the best of health and strength.  The Grim Reaper came however in the early hours of Tuesday morning and called Mr. Jackson to his reward.
    Besides being a brave Confederate soldier, a veteran of Co. H. 32 Georgia Regt. He was a successful farmer and a successful business man, and in every section of Monroe county he had strong and faithful friends.  Because of his sterling worth, he attracted men to him and by his many excellent traits he held them to him with hoops of steel. In his community, as well as in the hearts of his friends, he will be greatly missed.
    He was buried on Tuesday afternoon, with Masonic honors, at the old home burial ground; the impressive exercises being withnessed by many sorrowing friends.
    He is survived by his widow, by two daughters, Mrs. Jim Smith and Mrs. Ed Williams and by four sons, Messrs. O. G., Lamar, Leon and Jim Jackson."

Obituary of Mrs. T. B. Jackson, Contributed by Teressa Jackson, obituary dated 1933. 
"JULIETTE LOCALS". 
A pall of deep sorrow has been cast over this community by the death of Mrs. T. B. Jackson, one of Monroe county's best known and most highly esteemed and respected women, which occurred at her home at Berner, four miles from Juliette early last Sunday Morning.  Although Mrs. Jackson had been in failing health for several years, her death was unexpected and was apparently due to an attack of heart trouble.  She was eighty-five years of age and was one of the oldest residents of this county.

Mrs. Jackson was a true Christian women highly esteemed and respected by all who knew her and the people of this section were deeply saddened and grieved to learn of her death.  She possessed a noble character, a genial, cheerful disposition and easily won the admonition and friendship of all with whom she came in contact.  She had a friendly, kind disposition toward all of her neighbors and acquaintances and was ever ready to lend her support and influence toward any movement that would promote the best interest of her community.  For many years she had been a faithful member of the Sunshine Congregational Methodist church near Cabaniss.  She was a member of one of the oldest families in Middle Georgia.
Mrs. Jackson was the widow of the late T. B. Jackson (note added Thomas Beasley Jackson) one of the county's largest planters, who owned extensive farming interest at Berner, and was successfully engaged in the mercantile business for many years.  He was a brother of Mr. Steve Jackson, prominent farmer and former representative from this county in the state legislature. 
The funeral services were conducted at the old Jackson Family Cemetery near Cabaniss Monday morning by Rev. Ways, Baptist minister of Macon, who paid a glowing tribute to the life and character of the deceased.  A large crowd of sorrowing friends and relatives gathered at the cemetery to pay a last tribute of love and respect to the deceased.
Mrs. Jackson is survived by one brother, G. T. Wells; one sister, Mrs. Amos Ponder; two daughters, Mrs.
E. W. Williams, Juliette, and Mrs. J. M. Smith, of Barnesville; four sons, O. G. James and Leon of Berner,  and Lamar Jackson of Chauncey; twenty-nine grandchildren and several great grandchildren.
The deepest sympathy is extended to the bereaved ones in their hour of sorrow and grief.
---OLD TIMER".  (Note:  This obituary has been handed down through the Jackson Family.  Mrs. Jackson was LEONORA VIRGINIA WILLS BEASLEY.  She was born March 19, 1848 and died July 23, 1933.)

Obituary of MRS. T. B. JACKSON(#2), contributed by Teressa Jackson.  Probably from the Monroe Advertiser dated July 27, 1933.
Mrs. T. B. Jackson Claimed by Death. 
The following account of the death of Mrs. T. B. Jackson, Popular and Prominent citizen of Monroe County, is taken from The Macon Telegraph:
" Juliette, Ga., July 25. -- Mrs. T. B. Jackson, 85, one of the oldest residents of Monroe County who died Sunday moring at her home near Berner, was buried Monday morning in the Jackson family cemetery. 
    The funerny services were conducted by Rev. Crowder Mays of Macon.
    Mrs. Jackson had been in failing health for several years.  She was the widow of J. B. Jackson, farmer here for many years, who later was engaged in the mercantile business at Berner.  She was a sister-in-law of Steve Jackson, former representative in the State legislature.
                                                                       
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Obituary of MRS. LENA BRYANT, submitted by Teressa Jackson.
"Forsyth, GA., June 18 (1933),
- Funeral services for Mrs. Lena Bryant, aged 67, who died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Leo Newton of Forsyth were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Flovilla Methodist church., with the Rev. J. D. Gibson conducting the service. In addition to Mrs. Newton, Mrs. Bryant is survived by another daughter, Mrs. W. D. Johnston of Hawkinsville, and a sister, Mrs. G. E. Sowell of Forsyth."

Obituary of Mrs. NETTIE K. INGRAM, as Written in "The Monroe Advertiser", dated Aug. 6, 1915, Contributed by Jane Newton
   
Mrs. Nettie K. Ingram, wife of J. F. Ingram, was born Jan. 11th, 1836, and died in Barnesville at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed. Maddox, July 24th, 1915, making her stay on earth seventy nine years, five months and twenty-four days.
    She was married to J. F. Ingram Oct. 21st, 1858 to which union were born six children, four survive her.  Two sons, W. H. and W. B. Ingram, and two daughters, Mrs. Ed Maddox and Mr. J. R. Parham.  Seventeen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, one sister and many other relatives........
    She was the daughter of Elder Benjamin Haygood.  On May 5th 1867, she united with the Primitive Baptist Church at Sharon. 
    She was of a family of 11 children, only one sister, Mrs. Mattie Oxford, of Culloden remains......................   
                                                       
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Article regarding JUDGE W. D. WATSON, as Written in "The Monroe Advertiser", dated July 16, 1915.  Contributed by Jane Newton
   
The Newton County Times, published at Decatur, Mississippi, in a recent issue carried a photograph and the following write-up of a former Monroe citizen:
"
Judge W. D. Watson, Justice of the Peace and Deputy Tax Assessor, lives at his beautiful country home near town, and has long been prominent among our people as a soldier, citizen and public official."
"
Judge Watson was born in Monroe County, GA., in 1846.  He was raised and educated in his native state.  When the war cloud gathered over the country in 1861, he volunteered his services in the defense of his country and entered the Confederate army.  He was a Company 8, 32nd Georgia Regiment.  He fought through the entire war, making one of the bravest and most gallant soldiers of the South.  He was in a number of stirring campaigns and hard fought battles and surrendered with Gen. Jos. E. Johnston on April 26, 1865.
"He was one of those who bravely went to work amid the ruins to build up the fallen fortunes of his country.  He moved to Mississippi in 1874 and located in Newton county, where he has since resided as an honored and useful citizen.
    "Judge Watson was married in this county on Dec. 15, 1875 to Miss Mary McCune
a member of one of our best families.  He was elected Justice of the Peace, Jan. 1st 1885, which position he has held ever since, making a faithful and competent officer, dealing out justice without fear or favor.
    "Judge Watson has five children living, Judge W. D. Watson is widely known and esteemened for his noble traits of character.  He is honest and upright in all his dealings.  He is engaged in farming and has been progressive and successful.  He is public spirited and is always ready to do his part in pushing forward any good cause or home enterprise."
                                                     
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Obituary of Mrs. W. F. Chancellor, as Written in "The Monroe Advertiser", dated November 23, 1900.  Contributed by Jane Newton
   
Mrs. W. F. Chancellor of Macon, died last Friday and was buried at Rogers Church Sunday.  She was a good Christian woman.               
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Obituary of BENJAMIN WHITE, as Written in "The Monroe Advertiser", dated October 22, 1915.  Contributed by Jane Newton
    Benjamin White dies in Atlanta.  Former Monroe County Citizen Suddenly Passes Away.  Is Buried in This County Sunday.  The hearts of the people of Monroe county were sad when it was learned that Ben White was dead.  A few days ago he was here, greeting hsi friends, with a cordial handshake and a smile of friendship; and on Saturday he was brought back, having fallen "into that dreamless sleep that kisses down his eyelids still,"  On Sunday morning , his body was carried to Greenwood cemetery and there, with his casket surrounded by the friends who were so strongly drawn to him in life, it was lowered to its last resting place, beneath the pines.  The sermon was preached by Rev. J. A. Drewry of Griffin, who paid appropriate tribute to the beautiful qualities of mind and heart, which found expression in the life of this man.
    For a number of years he had lived in Atlanta, and it was there that he died on Friday morning.  And the news of his death as it was announced throughout Georgia not only brought poignant sorrow to his friends in this, his old home county, but throughout the State.
    Recently becoming ill, he came back to Monroe and, feeling so greatly benefitted by his stay here, he returned to Atlanta, where he accepted a position with the Winecoff hotel.  Thursday afternoon, while at the Winecoff, he slipped and fell, breaking an arm.  His condition soon became critical and the next morning at ten o'clock he heard the summons of the death angel and was gone.
    Of him the Atlanta representative of the Macon Telegraph, who had know him so intimately, wrote Friday:
    "Outside of public life there was perhaps no man in the state capital more widely known that Mr. White, or who knew more people.  He was a native of Forsyth, Ga. but for a good...."
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Article about death of JNO. M. BARNES, as Written in "The Monroe Advertiser", dated October 29, 1915.  Contributed by Jane Newton
    Jno. M. Barnes killed Sunday.
Shot Down While Trying to Make Arrest. Assassin and Another Negro Killed and One Wounded.
    Mr. John M. Barnes of Russelville, and one of the most prominent men in the county ws shot and almost instantly killed Sunday afternoon, while seeking to arrest a Negro who had created a disturbance at a Negro camp meeting.  Blanton Ralls and another Negro named Webb   were shot in the melee, and Henry Harris, who lives in ____, in Crawford county, said to have been the Negro who killed Mr. Barnes, was later killed by Mr. Jim Abercrombie of Russelville.  The Webb Negro died of his wounds Sunday night and Blanton Ralls is said to be in a precarious condition.
    The trouble occurred at Pine Grove church where a Negro camp meeting was in progress.  According to witnesses, Webb had drawn a pistol on the Ralls Negro and when Mr. Barnes who was the bailiff of the Russelville district, sought to arrest Webb the trouble started.  He and Ralls had the Webb Negro by the arm when a Negro woman, the wife of Henry Harris, with an oath, jerked the Webb Negro away from Mr. Barnes.  Then it was that Henry Harris, a cousin of the Webb Negro opened fire on the office, with a pistol, the ball entering Mr. Barnes' back.  As he fell, Harris shot Ralls in the face and accidentally shot his cousin Webb in the abdomen.  It is said that he backed up the road, away from the church grounds he continued to fire into the crowd and it is reported that more than twenty five shots were fired in the fusillade which followed the killing.  So far as is known, no one else was shot.
    It is also reported that Mr. Barnes was shot by the Negro woman, Harris, but most of the reports give Harris as the one who did the killing.
    Harris was located on the farm of Mr. Jim Abercrombie, and the latter, armed with a repeating shot gun sought to arrest the Negro.  The latter however, refused to surrender and with the statement, "I have already killed one white man, and don't mind getting another, " advanced with pistol in hand, on Mr. Abercrombie.  The white man shot him in the face, but Harris, wiping the blood from the buck shot wounds in his face, continued to advance on Mr. Abercrombie, but before the Negro could fire Mr. Abercrombie killed him with another shot.
    Mr. Barnes was not only a successful farmer of his community, but he was one of the best liked men  in the entire county and his murder created intense excitement.  As son as he learned of the disturbance, the Sheriff, and several of his bailiffs left for Russelville to investigate the trouble, but no further arrests have been made.
    Because of the prominence of Mr. Barnes, the tragedy is deeply deplored.  He was a faithful officer and a conscientious man and numbered his friends by the thousands.
    The funeral of Mr. Barnes was held at the cemetery at Russelville, the servies being conducted by Rev. C. C. Heard of the Forsyth Baptist church. Mr. Barnes had been a member of the Baptist church for years.  Mr. Barnes was buried by the Woodmen of the World.
    Not only was a large crowd of sorrowing friends present from his own community, but an especially big crowd of Forsyth people, as well as people from all over Monroe, attended the funeral, and thus paid their last mark of respect to this good man.
    Robert E. Lee said "Duty is the sublimest [sic]  word in the English language," 
and John Barnes died in the discharge of his duty; he gave his life in enforcing the laws of his state; he died for his country.  Surely no man could have died a nobler death.
    His death had none of the spectacular glamor which surrounds the soldier who gives up his life on the battlefield, amidst the flying shot and shell and under his country's flag, but the death of Mr. Barnes was no less heroic.  He died in the discharge of his duty.  As was said of another, "He died with all his armor on, and every buckle shining".  Faithful in life, he was faithful in death and his people honor him.
    He is dead but he lives in the heart of his friends.
    He is survived by his widow and by four children, Miss Dora Barnes, Jno. M. Barnes, Jr. Berner Barnes and Powell Barnes.           
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Obituary of MRS. J. B. BATTLE, as Written in "The Monroe Advertiser", dated Oct. 1, 1915.  Contributed by Jane Newton
    Former Monroe County Woman Died Wednesday of Acute Indigestion, at Home of Daughter.
 News has reached Forsyth of the death Wednesday of Mrs. J. B. Battle, for a long number of years a resident of this county.  At the time of her death, she was with her daughter, Mrs. Sherman England, in Eatonton.  The funeral services were conducted in Thomaston Thursday and Mrs. Battle was buried beside her husband.
    Born in this county, Mrs. Battle spent most of her years here, moving away only a few years ago to make her home in Thomaston.
    The announcement of her death will bring sorrow to the many friends of this excellent and estimable woman, who was so well known and so greatly beloved by the people who knew her in this county.  She also has many relatives in this county, to mourn her loss.
    She was a noble woman, esteemed for her beautiful life and generous deeds, and she will be missed.                                    
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Obituary of MRS. M. C. WILLIAMSON, as Written in "The Monroe Advertiser", dated September 24, 1915, Contributed by Jane Newton
   
Mrs. M. C. Williamson died at her home nine miles south of Forsyth, Saturday, August 8th.
    A recent addition to our chapter, she gve promise of being a faithful and valued member.  Her lofty conceptions and ideals of life were portrayed in all the relations she sustained, so we feel that we have lost a member who, had she been left to us, would have proven of inestimable worth to our chapter; Therefore, be it resolved:
    1st.  This chapter has suffered the loss of a loyal member
    2nd. That we extend to her sorrowing family our sympathy.
    3rd.  That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the bereaved family, be published in The Monroe Advertiser and be spread upon the minutes of this organization.
    Mary Cabaniss Chapter. U. D. C.        
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Obituary of J. S. JOSSEY,  as Written in "The Monroe Advertiser", dated September 24, 1915.  Contributed by Jane Newton
    UPRIGHT CITIZEN IS CALLED TO REWARD.
 J. S. Jossey, One of County's Most Prominent and Best Beloved citizens Died Friday Morning.
    After a long life of unselfish sacrifice and faithful service, Mr. John S. Jossey, one of Monroe county's most distinguished citizens passed away Friday morning.  For some weeks he had been in ill health and at five o'clock Friday morning, he had an apoplectic stooke, from which he did not recover.  His death not only takes another from the fast thinning line of heroes who wore the gray,   but in his death, this county loses one of her most honored and most upright citizens.
    There are few, if any, people in this section who held to a higher degree the confidence of the people and it can be said to his credit that he never betrayed a trust.  Unswerving in his loyalty to principle, no one even doubted where he stood.  In all moral questions before the people, he was always found on the side of right.  Indeed he was uncompromising in his antagonism to wrong. He was one of those sterling citizens who was ever willing to aid in every --- --- ---[sic] for its object the advancement of the best interest of the community.
    Mr. Jossey was foreman of the Monroe county grand jury, which recently adjourned.  He was a former County Commissioner of this county and at the time of his death was one of the Tax Assessors of the City of Forsyth.  He was one of the most faithful members of the Forsyth Methodist church and  was one of its Stewards.  In 1914, he was chairman of the Board and his faithfulness in all things was nowhere better evidenced than in his attendance upon the meetings of the Board.  It is said that he missed only one of its meetings.  Twenty-three years ago he united with the Methodist church and he was a strong believer in Methodism and in the principles for which the church stood.  He not only believed in Christianity, but his life was a concrete exemplification of his beliefs.  In the religious work of the community his wise counsel and Christian example will be missed.
    He was a most devoted husband and father and it was in his____ that he derived his greatest joy and pleasure.  Not only did he hold his family in the most affectionate regard, but he was proud of them and their achievements.
    In the death of a man of his character, it is the community which sustains a loss, for he was a man vitally interested in this county and her people and in her affairs and his untimely taking away has brought grief to the hearts of hundreds throughout this section.,
    He was seventy-two years of age when he answered the summons from the other shore and left his work here to take up his abode in that 'place not made with hands';
    He was a Mason and the members of this order from all over the county came to take part in his funeral service.  The services were conducted at the Methodist church on Sunday morning at 11'oclock by Rev. W. G. Crawley, assisted by Rev. R. M. Dixon, of Barnesville, his former pastor, and Rev. C. C. Heard, of the Baptist church of Forsyth.  All paid tribute to his faithful life and his unselfish service.  The church pew, where so long he had sat, was draped in his memory.  Following the church service, the services were concluded by the Masons at the grave and the casket was lowered to its last resting place in Oakland cemetery.
    The church was filled with his friends, who, from all sections of the county, had come to pay their last tribute of love and respect to the memory of this good man.
    That the people of this community might attend the funeral of this man, so well known and beloved, there were no services at the other churches.
    As a mark of respect to this distinguished citizen, the City Counsel of Forsyth adjourned Friday night until Monday night.
    The world is better for his life and he leaves his family, as a precious heritage, the knowledge that his was a well spent life and that, in his death, Monroe county loses one of her foremost and best loved citizens.  The influence of his excellent example and exemplary life will long live to make the world brighter and better.
    Mr. Jossey is survived by his widow; three sons, Julia S. of Cincinnati, Oh., Clifton and Paul of Forsyth, and three daughters, Annie Ruth, Eileen and Sara, of Forsyth.
                                               
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Obituary of MRS. F. M. MEANS, as Written in "The Monroe Advertiser", dated Sept. 3, 1915.  Contributed by Jane Newton
   
Her many friends throughout the county will learn with deep regret of the death of Mrs. F. M. Means, which occurred August 26th, while on a visit to her son and other relatives in Culloden.
   
Her illness was very brief and her death came as a great shock to her loved ones.
    The funeral services were conducted Friday morning ty Rev. Homer Bush, of Barnesville and Rev., S. E. Winn, of Culloden,  at Fredonia church of which she was a member.
    She is survived by her husband, one son, W. V. Means of Culloden, five daughters: Mrs. L. H. Leonard of Macon, Mrs. W. O. McBrayer of Lilly, Mrs. H. H. Smallwood, Attapulgus, Misses Ola and Frankie Means.
    The many friends of the family sympathize with them in this, their deepest sorrow.


Obituary of LAMAR MAYS, as Written in " The Monroe Advertiser", dated May 31, 1918, Contributed by Jane Newton
    LAMAR MAYS 16 YEARS OLD, ACCIDENTALLY KILLED BY DISCHARGE OF GUN.
   
The following is an account of the sad death of Lamar Mays, grandson of Mrs. A. W. Bramblett:
    Madison, GA.,
May 29.  - Lamar Mays, the sixteen-year-old son of Rev. and Mrs. Henry B. Mays, was accidentally killed Tuesday afternoon by the discharge of a double-barrel shotgun which he was loading.
    The load severed the jugular vein and the youth died in a few minutes. 
    The graduating exercises of the Madison high school, set for Tuesday night, were indefinitely postponed because of the death of young Mays.  Miss Olive Mays, sister of the deceased, was to have graduated and flowers sent to her were placed upon the casket of her dead brother.  The funeral occurred today at the Methodist church, attended by a large concourse of relatives and friends.  Interment was in Forsyth,  the funeral party going through the country in automobiles.           
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Obituary of CAPTAIN H. L. J. WILLIAMS, as Written in "The Monroe Advertiser", dated June 21, 1918. Contributed by Jane Newton
    Captain H. L. J. Williams killed in Action in France.
Mother resides at Lorane and Sister at Bolingbroke. 
    Captain Henry Lee Jewett Williams of Macon was killed in action in France June 11, according to cablegrams received Friday.  He was a son of Dr. Howard J. Williams, who established Williams, Sanatorium and who Died March 1.  Captain Williams' wife, who was a daughter of Chancellor Barrow, of the State University, was on a visit to Capt. Williams' mother at the time news of his death was received.
    Besides his wife and little daughter and his mother, Captain Williams is survived by three sisters; Mrs. Eldridge Cabaniss of Bolingbroke, Miss Hannah Williams and Miss Duchie Williams, who resides with their mother at Lorane.
    Captain Williams, who was trained at Camp Gordon, arrived in France only about six weeks ago.  It was surprising that he should have been in action in so short a time.
                                                       
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Obituary of MR. J. F. WALKER, as Written in "The Monroe Advertiser", dated July 30, 1915.  Contributed by Jane Newton
   
J. F. WALKER PASSES AWAY.  Prominent Business Man and Farmer Dies Tuesday Morning and is Buried Wednesday afternoon. 
    Just as the sun was climbing above the eastern hill treetops on Tuesday morning, July 27th, 1915, the immortal soul of James F. Walker left its tenement of clay and winged its way to that 'land of pure delight where saints immortal reign'.
    His death was not unexpected.  He had been a sufferer for many months, and during this time his friends and relatives had watched around his bed with loving solicitude and had ministered to his every want with tender care.
    Mr. Walker was born in Monroe county and lived here all the sixty years of his life.  His father was Mr. Elihu H. Walker, one of the county's most successful farmers and businessmen.  Hon. E. H. Walker, ex-representative from this county and ex-senator from this district, is his only surviving brother.
    Mr. Walker was related to many of our best and most prominent people.
    In his early manhood he married Miss Mattie Pharr, who preceded him several years to the land of the blessed.
     Mr. Walker left only one child, Mrs. John Banks, who with her husband and little daughter, Martha, lived in the home with Mr. Walker for several years and were a source of great comfort to him in his many months of sickness.
    Mr. Walker was a successful farmer, a man of rugged honesty, a good citizen, a splendid   neighbor, a devoted husband and a kind father.
    The funeral was conducted at the family residence by Rev. C. C. Carey, a former pastor of the Forsyth Methodist church, and the interment was in Oakland cemetery.
                                                       
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Obituary of MRS. L . S. SAFFOLD, as Written in "The Monroe Advertiser", dated June 18, 1915.  Contributed by Jane Newton
    Death of Mrs. L. S. Saffold. 
Mrs. L. S. Saffold, wife of Mr. L. S. Saffold, of Goggansville, died very suddenly Tuesday morning.  Her death came as a great shock to her family and many friends.  She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Littleton and was 64 years old.  She is survived by her husband and five children:  Mrs. A. L. Caldwell, Lonnie and Fitzhugh Saffold, of Goggansville, Mrs. G. W., Williams and H. L. Saffold of Lawrenceville.
                                                  
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Obituary of MRS. M. A. COULON, as Written in "The Monroe Advertiser", dated April 28, 1949.  Contributed by Jane Newton.   
MRS. M. A. Coulon, Beloved Monroe Countian, Passes.
A host of friends throughout this section were saddened by the death in a Macon hospital Sunday of Mrs. M. A. Coulon, a native and lifelong resident of Monroe County.
    Mrs. Coulon was born Amanda Pritchett on March 31, 1883, and observed her sixty-sixth birthday anniversary less than four weeks prior to her death.
    She was a member of the Church of God, Thomaston, and her pastor, the Rev. T. R. Toler, assisted in conducting her funeral, which was held in the First Baptist Church her Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock.  Also taking part in the services were Dr. P. F. Davis, of Bessie Tift College  and the Rev. Harvey R. Mitchell, of Barnesville.  Mrs. J. S. Watkins, Jr., and Herbert Ash sang, softly, "In the Sweet Bye and Bye" and "The Old Rugged Cross", with Mrs. L. M. Wright accompanying.  Interment followed in the City Cemetery.
    Mrs. Coulon's survivors include her husband, M. A. Coulon, of Forsyth; four sons, John F. and Walter M. of Barnesville, J. B. of Zebulon, and Edward, of East Point; four daughters, Mrs. Clyde Cox, of Birmingham, Ala., Mrs. John D. Carter, of Atlanta, Mrs. Eddie Williamson, of Macon, and Mrs. Harrison Horne, of Dalton; and five brothers, A. A. and R. L. Pritchett of Macon; Otis and C. R. Pritchett of Juliette; and E. T. Pritchett of Phenix city, Ala.
    Pall Bearers at Mrs. Coulon's funeral were J. D. Carter, Eddie Williamson, Harrison Gann, Clyde C. Cox, James Williamson and Delton Horne.
    Ashe-Wilder Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
                                                               
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Obituary of MRS. AMELIA PEEBLES, as Written in "The Monroe Advertiser", dated February 1912.  Contributed by Jane Newton.
   
BRENT NEWS:  On last Thursday morning, Feb. 15, death visited our community and bore away the spirit of Mrs. Amelia Peebles; after an illness of only a few days.  Had she lived only a short while longer, she would have been 76 years old.
    She was a devout Christian woman and had many relatives and friends who deeply deplore her going away.  For many years, she has been a member of the Missionary Baptist Church at Mt. Pleasant, although being quite feeble for the past few years she was unable to attend services.
    Funeral services were conducted by J. B. Holland and interment in the Maddox cemetery.
    Two Children, Miss Annie and Mr. William Peebles, survive her.  Our greatest sympathy is extended to the bereaved ones.           
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Obituary of MRS. LIZZIE BUCKHOLTZ, As written in "The Monroe Advertiser", dated  (about Feb. 15, 1912), Contributed by Jane Newton.
    DEATH OF MRS. BUCKHOLTZ.
  Mrs. Lizzie Buckholtz, of Thomaston, died at the home of her father Mr. Jeff Bentley, near Culloden, after an illness of only a few days.  She was called to the bedside of her father and followed him into eternity only a few days after his death. 
    Within a week three persons in the same house have been cut down by the grim reaper.  Mr. J. J. Bentley, almost at the four score mile post on life's journey, died after a short illness.  The next day his wife, who had been in ill health for some time, passed away and within a week his daughter, Mrs. Buckholtz, followed him.  They are mourned by a large circle of friends.                                           
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Obituary of MRS. S. V. HABERSHAM, as Written in "The Monroe Advertiser", dated March 1, 1912.  Contributed by Jane Newton
    MUCH LOVED LADY PASSES AWAY - Mrs. S. V. Habersham Dies at her Home and is Carried to Eatonton for Burial. 
    On last Saturday morning Mrs. S. V. Habersham, one of Forsyth's best loved ladies, passed away at her home on North Lee Street.  For some weeks she has been in ill health and her death was not unexpected.
    The funeral services were conducted at the house by Rev. A. Chamblee and the body borne from there to the Central depot to be sent to Eatonton for interment beside the body of her husband.
    At the station, the entire student body of Bessie Tift College formed in two lines from the hearse to the entrance of the baggage car and the casket was tenderly borne through this line to the train.  It was a beautiful tribute of love on the part of the college students for their art teacher, whose mother was being carried to her last resting place.
    In Eatonton the funeral services were completed at the grave, the ceremony being conducted by Rev. Garner of that place.
    Mrs. Habersham was, before her marriage, Miss Katherine Virginia Garner, of Augusta.  There at the age of 14 she united with the Baptist church and until the hour of her death few were more devout and devoted Christians than she.  Calm, gentle, sweet and tender always, all who knew her were her friends.  A devoted, faithful and affectionate mother, it was to sit at her fireside with her children that brought her greatest pleasure.  She was a woman of noble spirit and character, and the influence of her example throughout her long life of nearly four score years as a faithful, loving mother and a noble Christian woman will long be felt in the community.  She was by nature reserved and possessed a gentle dignity and she was not so well known by all the people of Forsyth, but the nobility of her character is best attested by the fact that those who knew her best loved her most.
    She was related to the Milledge and Habersham families, two of the most prominent names connected with Georgia history.
    She passed away peacefully and calmly, as she had always lived leaving behind to mourn her death a daughter, Miss Sarah Habersham, and one son, John Habersham. A beautiful life is ended and the community mingles its tears with those of the sorrowing son and daughter.                                               
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Obituary of MR. W. A. MCCOMON, as Written in "The Monroe Advertiser", dated March 1, 1912.  Contributed by Jane Newton
IN MEMORIAM. 
The shadow of a great sorrow hovers over Monroe County, over the sad death of W., A. McComon, which occurred at his home near Forsyth, Ga., Wednesday, January 31st.
  You, dear relatives have entrusted to me the privilege of giving expression to yours and the surrounding community's sentiments.  It is at once a duty and a privilege, and I trust I may in a measure prove equal to the task.
    The deceased had been sick only a few weeks, with pneumonia, and during his illness he suffered intensely, yet bravely.  All that medical attention and the ministering of loving hands could do, was done, but it was God's will to take another earthly flower, and transplant it in His Devine Garden, where it can bloom in richer shades and sweeter colors than those of earth.
    Mr. McComon was sixty six years old.  In his early manhood he married Miss Laura Wilson.  In 1888 he married Miss Annie Williames, who has been a loving and devoted wife, and mother to his children.  Five girls- Mrs. Minnie Pritchett and Mrs. Alice Goodwynne, of Vienna, GA., Mrs. Bertha Abel, of Macon, Ga., and Mrs. Lois Tribble and Mrs. Eugy Tribble of Forsyth, Ga.  Two sons - Willie and Oscar McComon of Forsyth, Ga., Two brothers, Clayton McComon of Macon, Ga., Tom McComon of Forsyth, Ga.  and one sister, Miss Fannie McComon and his wife, Mrs. Annie McComon, survive him to mourn his death.
    One of the greatest blessings vouchsafed to humanity is the joy derived from sweet memories.  However great the sorrow brought upon us, the enduring memory of pleasant relations of past benefits enjoyed, cannot be taken from us, but remain to soothe and comfort.  Let us then avail ourselves in contemplating the deeds and achievements of our departed friend and loved one.
    W. A. Comon furnishes us with an example of noble, lofty aims, devoted to the service of his fellowman.
    While the finite mind might not be able to grasp the means and ends of an all wise God, yet it is granted to us to be thankful for all blessings, and to rest secure in the faith that all things work together for the glory of God and the salvation of man.
    From the four corners of Monroe County comes a cry of grief.  The realization of our loss is full upon us.  A dear friend and loved one is no longer in our dist.  There is an aching void in our hearts, and though right now, loved ones, it seems as if your grief is unbearable, and the mantle of sorrow so completely envelopes your eyes, yet after awhile, the glory and wondrous beauth of this bright, glad, beautiful world, resplendent with the glory of earth and sea and sky - fragrant with the sweet odor of beautiful flowers, the sweet songs of birds, all will be revealed to you, with the Devine face of God, shining in the midst, and you will be able to carry a brave smile to the world, and bow your heads in humble submission and say "Not my will, but Thine, be done, Oh. God."
    The brief span of human life has been likened to many things, all of which serve the purpose of illustrating the transitory Nature of Life in the Body - but gives no account of the Providence which ordains it, nor of the destiny awaiting the soul.  Tho not given to us the 'Why" or "How" yet are we endowed with the comforting knowledge that all is for the best.  Tho the body perish and fades from the earth, yet is the soul immortal, and its work forever enduring.
    While we then must mourn the passing of a noble life, let us take thought and forget not that the grand example of that Life "well spent", is still with us, and the good that has been done, is our inalienable heritage.
    May we then endeavor to profit by the richness and fullness of righteius life, and we need not fear that the cherished memory of W. A. McComon will a'er grow dim among us.
Lollie Abernatha, Brooksville, Fla.
                                                             
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Obituary of Mr. ROBERT CORLEY, as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated March 15, 1912.  Contributed by Jane Newton
   
"Mr. J. C. Corley's friends sympathize with him in the death of his father, Mr. Robert Corley, which occurred near Patillo Friday, after one week's illness.  He spent week before last with his son here, but was taken sick, and returned home,  He had reached the advanced age of 89 and leaves a large family connection.       
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Obituary of MISS EUFAULA CHAMBERS, as written in "The Monroe Advertiser", dated March 15, 1912.  Contributed by Jane Newton
    DEATH OF MISS CHAMBERS.
On Friday last Miss Eufaula Chambers passed away at her home in Atlanta and her body was brought down to Forsyth on the three o'clock train Sunday afternoon and interred in the family lot in Oakland cemetery.  Other members of her family are buried there.
    The funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. M. Dixon, at the grave.
    Miss Chambers is the sister of Mrs. Ada O. Sanders and leaves besides Mrs. Sanders several brothers and sisters to mourn her death.
    Miss Chambers was raised in Forsyth and was well known to people of the county who grieve with the family in their loss.
    Among the relatives from a distance who came to the funeral were:  Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Mitchell, of Griffin, Messrs. T. E. Chambers of Montezuma, J. H. Chambers of Jacksonville, Miss Willie Chambers and Mrs. Fryer of Atlanta.
                                                       
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Obituary of MRS. WILEY ALLEN, as written in "The Monroe Advertiser", dated March 22, 1912.  Contributed by Jane Newton
   
On February 13th, Mrs. Wiley Allen of Smarrs was called to her death she was confined to her room and suffered intensely.  She was 52 years old in January and had been a consistent member of the Methodist church since early girlhood.  She leaves a heartbroken husband, four daughters, Mr. Ed Beasley, Mrs. Neal Beasley, Mrs. Mack Spier.  Mrs. Fayette Roquemore and one son, Mr. Claude Allen besides a host of relatives and frients who mourn with them in her going away.  She is greatly missed in her home and community, but we feel assured that she was prepared to go as she left this evidence.  So weep not loved ones, she is now free from suffering and sorrow.  Her remains were interred at the family burying lot near Smarrs.                                   
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Obituary of MRS. MARY S. STONE, as written in "The Monroe Advertiser', dated March 22, 1912.  Contributed by Jane Newton
    Former Resident of Forsyth Dies in Atlanta and is Buried in Forsyth on Monday Morning.
 On last Saturday night Mrs. Mary S. Stone passed away in Atlanta at the home of her daughter Mrs. L. D. Palmer. 
    Mrs. Stone was a former resident of Forsyth, having spent some twenty years in our little City, living with her son Colonel W. D. Stone until his death in 1901.
Mrs. Stone was born in Dadesville Alabama and moved to Forsyth soon after the war.  Here she resided until about eleven years ago, when she moved to Atlanta.
    On the 6th of this month, Mrs. Stone was 90 years of age and great-grandchildren were present at her funeral.
    Mrs. Stone is survived by one sone, Mr. T. H. Stone of Forsyth and by Mrs. Geo. Betram, Mrs. Frank J. Kimball and Mrs. D. L. Palmer of Atlanta. 
    The services were conducted at the First Baptist Church by Rev. A. Chamblee.  Interment was in Oakland Cemetery.                   
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Obituary of MRS. B. M. HATHORN, as written in "The Monroe Advertiser", dated March 29, 1912.  Contributed by Jane Newton
   
MRS.  HATHORN PASSES AWAY.  Estimable Lady Dies after an Illness of Some Weeks.  Was Staunch Methodist and Much Beloved.
    At two o'clock on the afternoon of March 20th, Mrs. B. M. Hathorn passed away at her home on North Lee street after an illness of several weeks.  Her death was not unexpected but was a distinct shock to her many friends in Forsyth and Monroe County.
    Mrs. Hathorn, who was before her marriage Miss Narcissa L. Maynard, sister of the late W. T. Maynard and T. B. Maynard of Dalton, was born April 18, 1834.  On December 24, 1851 she was happily married to Mr. B. M. Hathorn of this place, and has lived here all of her life.
    She was for 63 years a member of the Methodist Church and was a regular attendant upon the Lord's service, until the latter part of her life, when she was prevented from doing so by sickness.  She was a great lover of God's word, having read the bible through twice last year.
    Hers was a big heart and she was noted for her charity......
    The funeral services were conducted at the home at 3:30 on Thursday afternoon
by Rev. R. M. Dixon, assisted by Rev. A. Chamblee.  The pall bearers were four of her grandsons, Messrs. H. C., Carl, and Louis Warlick of Macon and Maurice Hathorn of Atlanta and two sons-in-law, D. A. Warlick of Macon and J. Q. Smith of Cairo.  The casket was buried beneath a mass of flowers
    Those attending the funeral from a distance were:  Mrs. T. W. Rankin, Miss Minnie Rankin, Mrs. Roberts, Mr. and Mrs H. C. Warlick, Miss Vera and Inez Warlick from Macon, Mrs A. J. Suiedley, Mr. Maurice Hathorn of Atlanta, Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. Smith and Maynard Smith of Cairo, Mrs. T. J. Cheves, Messrs. J. H. and C. M. Hathorn of Iron City and Anniston, Ala.
                                                       
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Obituary of MRS. S. V. WILLIAMSON, as written in "The Monroe Advertiser dated March 29, 1912.  Contributed by Jane Newton
IN MEMORY OF MRS. S. V. WILLIAMSON.
    On Thursday February 22nd 1912 just as the night was fading away into morning God sent his Angel into our midst and claimed as His own our dear sainted mother. Mrs. Williamson was born in South Carolina, October 18th, 1829 and moved to Georgia in 1833 and has made this her home since that time.  She was married to W. G. Williamson in 1847 and joined Rocky Creek Church in 1846 and has since lived a devoted Christian life.  She had been sick for a long time, but she had faith in God and patiently bore her suffering.  All that medical skill and loving hands could do was to no avail, for God had a place prepared for her up in Glory land and she is now sweetly resting where there is no sorrow, pain nor death.
    What a devoted wife and fond good mother she was, she was also a good neighbor and as long as she was able she would go to those in sickness or distress for her heart was ever sympathetic and full of charity towards every one.  And after her afflictions came up on her and she was compelled to stay in bed she would talk to her relatives and friends giving good advice and trying to point them to the foot of Jesus and while she suffered untold agonies her faith in God ever grew stronger and she would murmur I'm going home to die no more.
    She was the mother of 8 children 4 of whom are living and four that preceded her to the grave.  Besides a host of grandchildren and friends.  And to those who are left to mourn her loss we would say, weep not for our loss is her eternal gain for God is able to give and to take away and we must be submissive to His Devine will.  How hard to break the tender cord when love has found the heart, how hard to speek the words we must forever part.
    But the Golden Gates are open wide
    A gentle voice said come,
    AND angels from the other side,
    welcomed dear mother home.,  Written by her Daughter and Granddaughter

Obituary of H. E. EDWARDS, Monroe Advertiser, Feb. 5, 1953, Contributed by Jane Newton.
   
Hiram Eugene Edwards died at his home near Forsyth early Sunday morning. 
    A native of Monroe county, Edwards had lived here all his life and was engaged in farming.  He is survived by a brother, J. B. Corley of Juliette.
    Funeral services were held at the Ashe-Dillon chapen with Rev. H. P. McDonald officiating.  Pallbearers were George Corley, Jr., Morris Corley, Cheney Corley, Gene Corley, and P. T. Wynne.  Interment was at the Forsyth cemetery.
                                                            
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Obituary of MRS. EUGENE EDWARDS, Monroe Advertiser, March 9, 1946, Contributed by Jane Newton.
   
Forsyth, March 8. Funeral services for Mrs. Eugene Edwards, 74, the former Miss Jennie Wynne, were held Friday morning at 11:00 at the Bramblett Funeral Home.  The service was conducted by the Rev. H. V. Smith, and interment was made in the city cemetery.
    Survivors are her husband, and several nephews and nieces.
                                                           
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Obituary of MRS. G. S. ABERCROMBIE, Monroe Advertiser, December 21, 1917, Contributed by Jane Newton
   
The many friends of Mrs. G. S. Abercrombie, will learn with sorrow of hear death Wednesday night at nine o'clock at her home near Russelville.  She will be buried on Friday at __ o'clock at Culloden.  A more extended notice will be published later.
                                               
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Obituary of MR. E. E. BUNN, Monroe Advertiser, October 11, 1923, Contributed by Jane Newton
    MR. E. E. BUNN DIES AFTER LONG ILLNESS.
    Mr. E. E. Bunn, a prominent farmer of Monroe county, died at his residence near Forsyth on Monday.  Mr. Bunn had been in feeble health for several months.  He was forty-six years of age.  Although having moved with his family from Spalding county to this county only a few years ago he had won the esteem of many friends who feel that his death is a loss to the county.
    Besides his wife, Mr. Bunn is survived by three sons, W. Euforrest and Preston Bunn of Forsyth and Albert F. Bunn of Griffin; three sisters, Mrs. Frank Harper, Mrs. Lloyd Sauley and Miss Lizzie Bunn; four brothers, D. F., Jr., and Emmett Bunn of Griffin, J. H. and W. M. Bunn of Macon.  His parents Mr. and Mrs D. F. Bunn, Sr., of near Griffin also survive.
    The body was carried Tuesday afternoon to the home of his father near Griffin, and funer services were held from Midway church Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock Rev. T. M. Sullivan of Forsyth and Rev. J. H. Parr of Griffin officiating.  Interment was in the churchyard.
                                                       
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Obituary of MR. CLINCH MERRITT, Monroe Advertiser, November 19, 1925, Contributed by Jane Newton
    MR. CLINCH MERRITT DIES AT HOME OF SON.
    Mr. Clinch Merritt, aged 84, member of an old Monroe county family, and a Confederate veteran, died on Monday night at the home of his son, Charles Merritt, on Railroad Avenue after a long illness.
    Mr. Merritt is survived by three sons, Messrs. Charles and Cliff Merritt of Forsyth and R. Frank Merritt of Macon.
    The funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon at the residence, Rev. T. M. Sullivan of the Methodist church officiating.  Interment was in the city cemetery.
                                                  
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Obituary of JOHN WOOTEN BLAND, Monroe Advertiser, January 30, 1969, Contributed by Jane Newton
    LAST RITES TUES. FOR JOHN WOOTEN BLAND. 
Funeral services for John Wooten Bland, 74 of Forsyth, who died Sunday in the Monroe County Hospital after a long illess, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Forsyth Methodist Church.  The Rev. Guy Hutcherson and the Rev. Burns Willis and Rev. Ronald Ballard officiated with burial in the Monroe Hills Memorial Gardens. 
    Mr. Bland, a retired barber, was a native of Jacksonville, Ga., the sone of the late Daniel T. Bland and the late Mattie Wooten Bland.  He moved to Forsyth 38 years ago.  He was a World War I Veteran, a member of the American Legion and the 40 and 8.  He was a member of the Forsyth Methodist Church.
    Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ethel McDougald Bland, of Forsyth, one daughter, Mrs. Dean McSwain of Macon; one son, John W. Bland, Jr., of Atlanta; one sister, Mrs. Bessie B. Smith of Macon; and five grandchildren.
    The pallbearers were Harold Reeves, W. C. Roquemore, Curtis Tucker, Franklin Williams, J. C. Carroll and Jim Roquemore.       
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Obituary of DR. CHAPEL WALKER, Monroe Advertiser, December 3, 1889, Contributed by Jane Newton.
    Dr. Chapel Walker,
died at his home in Montgomery, Ala., on Friday last.  His remains were brought to this city and interred in the cemetery here Sunday afternoon.  Dr. Walker was reared in this county and was a son of the late E. H. Walker.
                                                           
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Obituary of MR. R. HABERSHAM, Monroe Advertiser, December 3, 1889, Contributed by Jane Newton.
   
Died in this city on Thursday evening, Mr. R. Habersham, of Savannah, who came here some moths ago for his health.  He was well advanced in life, having lived beyond mans allotted period.  He was a brother of Mrs. John Milledge, of our city. He was a splendid artist, was possessed of a strong mind, and had stored away a large fund of general information, much of which had been gained by travel in this and foreign countries.
    Funeral services were held at the Baptist church Saturday morning, conducted by Dr. Branham, pastor of that church.  At the conclusion of this service the remains were taken to and placed at rest in the Milledge lot in our cemetery.  The Advertiser extends sympathy to those bereaved.                                   
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Obituary of Mr. JOHN E. LITTLE,  Monroe Advertiser, June 9, 1899.  Contributed by Jane Newton.
   
The death of Mr. John E. Little at his home, near Bolingbroke, last Friday afternoon was not unexpected to his many friends, who knew of the nature of the disease that had been gradually sapping his life for many months.
    Mr. Little was native of Jones county, but the greater portion of his life has been spent in this county.  He was between 65 and 70 years of age and leaves a widow and three surviving children, in addition to a large family connection of blood relatives and admiring friends to mourn his death.  He was a consistent member of the Holly Grove Baptist church, and on his death-bed, expressed his readiness to meet death with bright hopes of a happy eternity.  The remains were interred at Holly Grove church, where funeral services were conducted in the presence of a large concourse of friends and relatives by Rev. Mr. Tittle, the pastor.  He was an elder brother of Mr. Mike Little of this city, to whom, in connection with the home circle of the deceased, we extend sympathy in the hour of grief.
                                                       
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Obituary of BYRD LOWE RICKENBAKER, Monroe Advertiser, January 23, 1969.  Contributed by Jane Newton
   
Funeral services for Byrd Lowe Rickenbaker, 80, of Forsyth, who died last Thursday after a long illness, were held AT 2 P.M. Friday in the chapel of the Andrew A. Dillon Funeral Home.  The Rev. Edgar Pritchett and the Rev. Bruce Martin officiated with burial in the Forsyth City Cemetery.
    Mr. Rickenbaker, a retired merchant, was a native of South Carolina, the son of the late Lewis Rikenbaker and the late Caroline Lowe Rickenbaker.  He had been lviing in Monroe County for 60 years.  He was a member of the Russellville Baptist Church, a Mason and the
Woodmen of the World
    Survivors include on daughter, Mrs. Henry Harbuck, two grandsons, Hiram Harbuck and Rocky Harbuck, and three great-grandchildren, all of Forsyth.
    The pallbearers were Ray Flynt, Drayton Johnson, Willie Mack Tribble, Ernest Urquhart, Cathy E'Dalgo and Glynn Wright.           
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LETTER FROM FRANK M. HUNT TO HIS MOTHER. Monroe Advertiser, August 16, 1918, Contributed by Jane Newton.
    Was Written on "Mother's Day" and the young man was killed in action on French Front July 28. 

    Many friends of my nephew, son of Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Hunt, of Milner, Frank M. Hunt
who was killed in action on the French front July 28th, have kindly expressed to me their sympathy and appreciation of Frank's character.  As a matter of confort to his friends and interest perhaps to others, I hand a copy of a letter to his Mother to The Advertiser for publication.  Frank had been a member of the Methodist church since a boy.  J. W. HUNT
    FRANCE, Mother's Day, May 12, 1918.
    My Dear Mother:  Mother's Day - every day, mother mine, is "Mother's Day", but today I am to be occupied wholly with thoughts of you, and to tell you once again what you already know.  I'm sure I should tell you oftener, but mother knows how her children are apt to think - their affection for her is so much a matter of course that it seems to be a waste of words.
    Daily I remember how you trained me to walk in the paths of righteousness, instilling into my mind and conscience the love of God and country.  I have often wondered far from that paty, but the fault was none of yours.  Today I am trying to profit by your teaching, and realize more, each day, that a man need fear nothing if he be guided by the precepts learned at mother's knee.  The first simple prayer, "Now I lay me down to sleep," which you taught me - unconsciously I repeat it until this day, and always a prayer that you may be spared so that, some day, ours may again be a happy, reunited family, and if anything should ever occur to prevent my returning to you don't shed a single tear, unless they are tears of joy.  Mama, I know that I'd at last meet you in a better land.
    There, now, I haven't any idea of anything happening.  Am just as well and happy as can be, and oh, so homesick for a glimpse of you.  But the homesickness won't keep any of us from doing our bit in making those homes and mothers safe against Prussianism.  Let us home that won't take long.  The hardest part of it all is going to fall on the dear mothers and folks at home.  Our part, over here, is comparatively easy.  I thank God for a mother such as you.  With a heart full of love, Your son,  FRANK M. HUNT, Co. A, 151st M. G. Ba., A. E. F.
                                                       
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TOM HOLLIS, TOM BLISSITT AND T. J. ELLINGTON REPORTED KILLED IN ACTION.
Monroe Advertiser, August 16, 1918.  Contributed by Jane. Newton.
   
Young Hollis, a Volunteer, Is the First Forsyth Man to Make the Supreme Sacrifice on Fields of France. 
    The heroic deeds of the American soldiers in France have brought to this country a joy which has not been unmixed with sorrow.  The Germans have been driven back, but the victory has been gained at the expense of many lives.  A number of men from Monroe county have been listed among the killed or among the wounded.
    Private Tom W. Hollis, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Hollis, of Forsyth, was killed in battly on July 28th.  He was a volunteer and was a member of Company A, 151st Machine Gun Battalion.
    Young Harris was 24 years of age.  He has two other brothers in the service, one of them being Lieutenant K. I. Hollis, stationed at Waco, Texas, and the other Lieut. Howell Hollis, who is with the Canadian overseas forces in England.  In speaking of his death on the battlefields Mrs. Hollis said: "Tommie was a brave, Christian soldier.  He often wrote us that he was praying for his loved ones at home, and said he did not see how any able-bodied boy
could stay away from their duty to help the people over there."
    Another reported as killed in action was private Thomas H. Blissitt, of Juliette, who went to the border with the old Second Georgia Infantry and stayed with the organization when it wen to France.  He was the son of J. H. Blissitt, a well known farmer of Juliette.
    J. T. Ellington, who entered the army from Culloden, has been reported as killed in action.
    Two Monroe county soldiers have been reported as wounded, Privates Charley C. Hough, and H. W. Dickerson.                       
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Article regarding death of MRS. J. J. MAPP, Monroe Advertiser, August 2, 1918, Contributed by Jane Newton.
    FULL ACCOUNT OF MRS. MAPP'S DEATH.
Jackson Paper's Account of Tragic Fate of Prominent Monroe County Lady.
    The following account of the death of Mrs. J. J. Mapp, mention of whose trage fate was made in last issue of the Advertiser, is taken from the Jackson Progress-Argus:
    "Attacked by a mad bull when she went to the lot to turn the cows in the pasture Sunday morning, Mrs. J. J. Mapp, 52 years of age and one of the most highly respected women of Monroe county, died at her home near High Falls Sunday night of the injuries received.  The victim was horribly bruised and mangled, and her right arm was broken at the wrist. Internal injuries were also sustained and despite prompt medical attention Mrs. Mapp passed away at midnight Sunday.
    The infuriated beast attacked Mrs. Mapp in the lot, throwing her to the ground and trampling the body.  Despite her wounds and pain she caught a ring in the bull's nose and held the beast until members of the family could come to her rescue.  Mr. Mapp was about 300 yards from the house at the time and ran to her assistance when he heard her screams.  Her daughters also ran to her rescue and when assistance arrived the animal was standing astride of the body.  Mrs. Mapp's desperate fight with the made bull prevented her almost instant death.
    The animal, a Holstein, had been raised by Mrs. Mapp on a bottle from a calf and was considered a pet.  Recently it had shown signs of becoming vicious but Mrs. Mapp did not think the animal would harm her.,  It had been dehorned, but the vicious animal did terrible execution with its head and feet, trampling the chest almost to a pulp.
    The unfortunate tragedy cast a gloom over the entire community.  Mrs. Mapp was one of the most prominent women in Monroe county.  She was highly respected by all who knew her and was a member of the Methodist church.  Before her marriage she was Miss Heard of Monroe county.  Her husband, J. J. Mapp, is a leader in his community, having served several terms as president of the Farmers Union of Butts county.
    Mrs. Mapp is survived by her husband and five step-daughters, Mrs. W. E. Proctor, Mrs. W. B. Garr, Mrs. Frank Ham and Misses Ethel and Ruby Mapp, all of Monroe county, and one step-son , Otis Mapp, who is a soldier at Camp Gordon.  The family have the tender and heartfelt sympathy of hosts of friends in their great sorrow.
    Funeral services were held at Paron church in Monroe County Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock.                                           
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Obituary of MR. R. B. BARNES, Monroe Advertiser, September 1, 1921, Contributed by Jane Newton
    FORMER MONROE COUNTY CITIZEN DIES AT FOLKSTON.
 A telegram received by relatives Wednesday morning contained information on the death of Mr. R. B. Barnes of Folkeston, Ga.  Mr. Barnes was about thirty years of age and was reared in Monroe county, leaving for Charlton county about a year ago.  He has many relatives and friends in the county who will regret to learn of his death.  Mr. Barnes is survived by his wife and one child, his mother, one sister and two brothers, all of whom moved with him to Charlton county.  Interment was at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon at the family burial ground at Dyas.
                                                       
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Obituary of GEORGE W. COLEMAN, SR., Monroe Advertiser, August 9, 1918, Contributed by Jane Newton
    GEO. W. COLEMAN, SR. DIES AT AGE OF 83.
  Was Prominent in Religious and Fraternal Circles.
    Mr. Geo. W. Coleman died at the home of his son, Geo. W. Coleman, Jr., on July 22nd.  Mr. Coleman was born in South Carolina, but spent practically his entire life in Georgia, dying at the age of eighty-three.
    Mr. Coleman was prominent in religious and fraternal circles, having been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for forty-seven years and for forty-four years was a member of Zabud Lodge No. 175 F. & A. M.  He had the distinction also of having served during the entire period of the war between the states.
    He leaves a widow and the following children:  Geo. W. Coleman, Jr., R. L. Coleman, M. H. Coleman, H. D. Coleman, Jas. Coleman and Mrs. Mary Ann Bennett.
    Mr. Coleman was man of fine Christian character and will be sorely missed by a wide circle of friends.                           
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Obituary of MRS. O. E. GOODWYNE, Monroe Advertiser, Aug. 9, 1918, Contributed by Jane Newton
   
MRS. GOODWYNE PASSES SUDDENLY. Good Woman is Called to Her Reward Saturday.
    Mrs. O. E. Goodwyne, forty years of age, died suddenly at her home near Forsyth Saturday morning, August 3rd.  Mrs. Goodwyne was a faithful member of the Colliers Station Baptist church and was buried in the cemetery there, the services being conducted by the Rev. J. A. Drewry of Griffin.
    Mrs. Goodwyne is survived by her husband and one son, Roland Goodwyne, and two daughters, Misses Hattie and Christine Goodwyne.  In addition she leaves a large number of friends to mourn her departure.  (see below)     
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IN MEMORY, OF NELLIE FRANKLIN COLLIER, Wife of Oscar E. Goodwyne of Collier
Monroe Advertiser Aug. 9, 1918, Contributed by Jane Newton
    Sister Goodwyne
was converted when a child and was a charter member of Colliers Baptist church.  She was loyal to her church and was a devoted wife and mother.  Her life was as beautiful as a flower.  She loved her home and lived to make it happy for her family and all who had the pleasure of visiting. her.
    It was her greatest joy to make others happy.  Each day she put her house in order for the coming of the Master.  She even had her clothes prepared against the day of her burial.
    When the angel came for her sweet spirit on the morning of Saturday, August 3rd, she was sitting on the porch reading and superintending the putting of her house and grounds in order against the Sabbath day.  Suddenly the angel touched her and she went without a struggle.  Her husband was standing hear and caught her in his arms.
    The funeral services were held at her home on Sunday, August 4th, at 3 p.m. and her body was interred at the church cemetery at Colliers.  She leaves her husband, two daughters and one son, six sisters and numerous relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
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Obituary of MR. C. R. MADDOX.  Monroe Advertiser, January 3, 1913, Contributed by Jane Newton
   
DEATH OF MR. C. R. MADDOX On Tuesday, Dec., 24th after an illness of several months, Mr. C. R. Maddox passed away at his home near Colliers.  Mr. Maddox was a native of Monroe County and reached his 63rd birthday on Sunday preceeding his death.  He had been a sufferer for many months, but bore his suffering with most patient endurance,  His cheerfulness under affliction added to his quiet peaceful disposition made him beloved by all who knew him.  While not unexpected, his death came as a sad blow to his relatives and many friends.  On Christmas day his body was laid to rest at the Ingram Cemetery near his home.  The services were conducted by Rev. J. A. Drewry of Griffin.  Mr. Maddox leaves to morn him a wife, two children, Misses Lucile and Kate Maddox, two brothers and two sisters.
                                                               
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Obituary of MRS. J. B. JACKSON, Monroe Advertiser, May 2, 1913, Contributed by Jane Newton
   
MRS. J. B. JACKSON DIES ON THURSDAY.  Former Resident of Monroe County Passes Away.  Had many relatives in This County.
    Mrs. Clara Elizabeth Jackson of Macon, wife of Mr. J. B. Jackson, died at her home on Thursday night last, after an illness of several weeks.  The funeral was conducted from the family residence, 240 Chestnut St. on Saturday morning, Rev. A. L. Moncrief officiating.  The interment was in Riverside Cemetery.
    She was born and reared near Russellville.
    She was a sister of Mrs. W. P. Ponder, Miss Sallie Evans, of Messrs. W. H. Charles and P. D. Evans of this county and of Mrs. A. D. Hair of Willston, GA. and Mr. H. T. Evans of Greensboro.                           
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Obituary of MR. R. C. MADDOX, Monroe Advertiser, July 16, 1918, Contributed by Jane Newton
   
R. C. Maddox Dies at Goggansville.
    Funeral services over the body of R. C. Maddox, aged 77 years, a veteran of the 60's, who died at the family home at Goggansville early Monday Morning, were held at Midway church Tuesday afternoon,  Rev. W. U. Kendrick conducting the funeral.  Mr. Maddox lived in his community practically all his lfe.  He had been feeble health for a number of months, due to a fall on the ice last winter.  He is survived by his wife, two daughters and one son, Mrs. James Crawford of Pike county and Mrs. James Waggoner of Hampton and George W. Maddox of Goggansville.
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Obituary of Mrs. M. E. ALEXANDER, Monroe Advertiser, January 10, 1913, Contributed by Jane Newton
   
IMPRESSIVE FUNERAL OF MRS. ALEXANDER
    Much loved Lady is Laid to Rest in Oakland Cemetery.  Floral Offerings Beauthiful.
    On last Friday morning, from her home on West Johnson Street, the funer of Mrs. M. E. Alexander was held.
    It was an impressive funeral, conducted by Rev R. M. Dixon, assisted by Dr. A. Chamblee.  They spoke most feelingly of the value of a consecrated mother to the world and dwelt especially upon the beautiful life of this Christian woman, and the rich heritage left to the children and the people of this community in her wonderful example.
    At the conclusion of the service, the casket, buried beneath a mass of floral offerings sent by sorrowing friends, was carried to Oakland cemetery, where the last rites were said.  The pall bearers were the sons and grandsons of Mrs. Alexander.
    As a mark of respect the stores in Forsyth were closed during the hours set apart for the ceremony.
    So exemplary was her life, so excellent was her example of faithful service and devotion to the cause of her Lord that the entire community feels that it has lost one of the noblest characters.
    Among the out of town people who attended the funeral were Mrs. Hazelle Champlain of Montevallo, Ala., Mrs. A. S. Edmonson and Miss Mamie Edmonson of Eaton, Mrs. J. W. Pound of Atlanta, and Mrs. J. F. Hodges of Macon.
                                       
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Obituary of Mrs. Chas T. Wolf, Monroe Advertiser, August 2, 1918, Contributed by Jane Newton
   
(Partial) Mrs. Chas. T. Wool, died at 5 P. M., Wednesday, the Twenty-fourth of July [1918].
Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Grant.  Lived in Cabaniss; Member of Cabaniss Baptist church. Survived by husband, Mr. Chas. T. Wolf; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Grant of Dublin; five sisters, Mrs. H. A. Mobley of Dublin, Mrs. H. E. Bryant of Flovilla, and Misses Florence, Virginia and Francis Grant of Dublin, and by two brothers, Mr. H. Y. Grant of Gordan and Mr. Julian Grant of Dublin.
    Buried at Cabaniss, services conducted by Rev. L. B. Harvey, assisted by Rev. R. L. Bivins.
Served as chairman of the Red Cross Committee for Cabaniss dist, and requested to serve as chairman of YMCA campaign.                   
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Obituary of Mr. L. F. TAYLOR, Monroe Advertiser, October 12, 1922, Contributed by Jane Newton
   
When Providence promoted Bro. L. F. Taylor on Aug. 24, 1922, from service on earth to the brighter home and larger service, the Holly Grove Missionary Baptist church and his community at large suffered a loss which will indeed be hard to fill. Bro Taylor was born in Monroe county on Nov. 18, 1866, and was 56 years of age.  A son of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Taylor, at that time members of Holly Grove church, he professed religion in our Lord Jesus Christ at the age of ten years, and four years later connected himself with Holly Grove and was a faithful and consistent Christian, always present at church service and ever ready to repond to any call made upon him for the church or other causes which he considered worthy. In 1904, he was happily married to Miss Fannie Lou Colbert, who, with one sister, a half sister and a half brother, survives him.  In 1910, he was elected deacon and served faithfully in this capacity until his death and was the second oldest member of the church living at this time.
    Possessed with a strong personality, Bro. Taylor made friends whereever he went and with whomsoever he came in contact.  Always of a sunny disposition, the rare hospitality of his home will be pleasantly remembered so long as a single one of his friends shall exist.
    For about 18 months he had been waiting, listening for the rustle of the angels' wings, yet like all noble souls, he bore his suffering without complaint.  While his great physical frame gradually lost its strength, his once strong mind weakened also, but the Great Giver of such minds to be perfectly clear as he calmly and sweetly talked to his good wife, advising her in the minutest detail how to manage her personal affairs when he should pass to his reward and could no longer provide for her earthly confort; also telling her in almost his last moments that H. L., their only child, a noble youth of fifteen, who had preceded him to the grave by two years, was in heaven and he would soon be there, too.
    He and Sister Taylor bore their great sorrow as all true Christians should, leaning heavily on the Everlasting Arm and looking beyond the grave to the resurrection morn.
    Bro. Taylor was permitted to attend regularly nearly all the services of our last protracted meeting at this place and although his body was racked with pain, he stood up for his Master at every opportunity, imploring the young people especially to accept Jesus as their Savior and be useful in His service.  Blessed with great influence, he was instrumental in bringing many souls to Christ.
    Truly, a great leader in Israel has fallen, and---Whereas, God has in his infinite wisdom removed from our midst our beloved co-worker and deacon, L. F. Taylor, be it resolved by the Holly Grove Missionary Baptist church,
   
1st, that in the death of Bro. Taylor, his church and community have lost one of their most useful and honored members.
    2nd, That his presence will be greatly missed in our conferences and in our public service in the sanctuary.
    3rd, That we tender his bereaved loved ones, especially his wife, our deepest sympathy in this hour of sorrow and humbly pray God will comfort the sorrowing ones,
    4th, That a page in our minute book be dedicated to his memory and that a copy of these resolutions be sent to the county paper and The Christian Index.
    Rev. Robert Chambliss, Mr. J. Chambliss, Mr. G. J. Carreker, Mrs. Alford Mabry
This September 30, 1922        Committee
                                                       
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Obituary of MRS. J. M. JOHNSON, Monroe Advertiser, (date unknown), Contributed by Jane Newton
   
Death of Mrs. J. M. Johnson.
   
Mrs. J. M. Johnson died at her home near Rogers church Saturday evening, July 21, at the age of 62 years.  She was a member of the Methodist church for 46 years and her life was that of a Christian. The funeral was conducted by Rev. E. B. Awtry at Rogers church and interment was in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband and five children. Mrs. G. W. Coleman, Mrs. W. H. Dickerson, Mrs. J. R. Johnson of Camilla, and Grady and Clifford Johnson of Moran.   
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Obituary of MRS. A I. SANDIFER, Monroe Advertiser, March 19, 1889, Contributed by Jane Newton
   
On Wednesday morning Mrs. A. I. Sandifer, died at her home near Smarr's station.
She leaves a husband and several little children.
                                                   
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Obituary of Dr. A. H. SNEED, Monroe Advertiser, March 19, 1889, Contributed by Jane Newton
   
Sunday morning about 5 o'clock Dr. A. H. Sneed departed this life at his home in this city. 59 years old; Member of Presbyterian Church; Mason, Member of Knight Templars; One of original Quitman Guards. Funeral services at Presbyterian church, Rev. Mr. Cowan.
                                                       
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Obituary of Mrs. J. M. COLLIER, Monroe Advertiser, February 5, 1889, Contributed by Jane Newton
 
    Mrs. J. M. Collier, near Collier's Station died last night at 11 o'clock.  More extended notice will be given next week.   
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Obituary of Mrs. J. M. CHILDS, Monroe Advertiser, April 2, 1889, Contributed by Jane Newton
   
Mrs. J. M. Childs, died on Saturday; buried at Rocky Creek Church Sunday. Survived by Husband and several children (not named).
                                                           
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Obituary of Mrs. CARRIE WOODSON, Monroe Advertiser, March 28, 1902, Contributed by Jane Newton
   
Mrs. Carrie Woodson, nee Seymour, died at her home in the lower portion of Monroe county on the fifteenth day of March.  She had been ill for two weeks with pneumonia.  Her husband and two little children, one of two years of age and one a little babe of two weeks survive her.  She was buried on Monday the 17th at Dole's church eight miles above Macon.
                                                               
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Obituary of MR. W. H. WALKER, Monroe Advertiser, July 16, 1889, Contributed by Jane Newton
   
Mr. W. H. Walker, one of our oldest citizens, was interred in the cemetery here July 5th.  He was a pillar of the Methodist church and a faithful Christian.
                                                       
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Obituary of MRS. CARRIE TALMAGE. Monroe Advertiser, June 6, 1889, Contributed by Jane Newton
    Mrs. Carrie Talmage
departed this life last Tuesday night. 76 years of age; Her parents were pioneers of this county; survived by one daughter and a number of grand and great grand children (not named).                       
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Obituary of MRS. S. C. PHINAZEE, Monroe Advertiser, October 4, 1901, contriubted by Jane Newton
    (Partial)
Mrs. S. C. Phinazee, died at her home in the fourth district at nine o'clock Saturday morning. Born near High Falls, sixty-three years ago.  Married Mr. W. J. Phinazee. When the ware came on, he went to the front.  He gave his life for the lost cause, and left her in 1863 a widow with three children. Buried from Paran Church Sunday afternoon. Rev. J. W. Hunt. Laid to rest in the churchyard.  Survived by Mrs. Mattie Freeman, of Cabaniss; John H. Phinazee, of Forsyth; Mr. W. J. Phinazaee who went to Washington state ten years ago.
                                                                       
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Obituary of Mr. B. BRAMBLETT, Monroe Advertiser, July 10, 1894, Contributed by Jane Newton.
   
Mr. B. Bramblett, father of our fellow townsmen, Messrs. A. H. and A. W. Bramblett, departed this life at his home in Gwinnett county, about 4 o'clock Friday evening.  Had lived beyond his four score years.                   
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Obituary of SISTER C. O. GOODWYNNE, Monroe Advertiser, May 17, 1901, Contributed by Jane Newton
    (Partial)
Sister C. O. Goodwynne, died March 30, 1901.  Member of Shiloh Church twenty-four years;                                        
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Obituary of Mrs. J. M. B. HAYGOOD, Monroe Advertiser, August 2, 1923, Contributed by Jane Newton
    (Partial trans.) Mrs. J. M. B. Haygood, aged 74, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. B. Williams, Sunday Morning at 9 o'clock and funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o'clock from the Primitive Baptist Church.  Conducted by Elder W. W. Childs of Yatesville, assisted by Rev. C. M. Verdel of the Methodist Church.  Widow of John M. B. Haygood. Formerly Miss Laura Taylor.  Member of Primitive Baptist church and the eldest member.  Survived by seven step-children and three daughters and one son, several grandchildren, one brother and one sister in Texas.  Six of her grandsons were pallbearers.  (survivors not named)                                                   
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George Washington Head (Contributed by Lynn Cunningham)
This obit is for George Washington Head. The obit mentions his sisters, Mrs.
R[obert] F[leming] Strickland (Emily Eugenia) and Hattie Head (Harriet
Henrietta).

Descendants of George Washington Head
Generation No. 1
1. GEORGE WASHINGTON4 HEAD (JAMES DANIEL3, WILLIAM2, WILLIAM1) was born 18
December 1847 in Monroe County, Georgia, and died 09 September 1897 in
Monroe County, Georgia. He married CARRIE E. PHINAZEE 14 March 1875 in
Monroe County, Georgia, daughter of JAMES PHINAZEE and ELIZABETH STEWART.
She was born 19 August 1853 in Monroe County, Georgia, and died 15 August
1905 in Monroe County, Georgia.

Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON HEAD:
1880 Census Place: Towalagga, Butts, Georgia
Source: FHL Film 1254136 National Archives Film T9-0136 Page 326C
George W. HEAD, Self, M, M, W, 31, GA, Occ: Farming, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
Carrie HEAD, Wife, F, M, W, 26, GA, Fa: ---, Mo: GA
Lucey HEAD, Dau, F, S, W, 4, GA, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
Hattie HEAD, Dau, F, S, W, 2, GA, Fa: GA, Mo: GA
James HEAD, Son, M, S, W, 1, GA, Fa: GA, Mo: GA

More About GEORGE WASHINGTON HEAD:
Burial: Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Monroe County, Georgia
Medical Information: In later years was afflicted with rheumatism and had to
use an invalid wheelchair.

More About CARRIE E. PHINAZEE:
Burial: Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Monroe County, Georgia

More About GEORGE HEAD and CARRIE PHINAZEE:
Marriage: 14 March 1875, Monroe County, Georgia


Children of GEORGE HEAD and CARRIE PHINAZEE are:

i. LUCY5 HEAD, b. 24 February 1876, Butts County, Georgia; d. 09 February
1954, DeKalb County, Georgia.
ii. HATTIE EMILY HEAD, b. 13 December 1877, Butts County, Georgia; d. 04
August 1929, DeKalb County, Georgia.
iii. JAMES PHINAZEE HEAD, b. 21 March 1879, Butts County, Georgia; d. 31
August 1957, Monroe County, Georgia.

More About JAMES PHINAZEE HEAD:
Burial: Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Monroe County, Georgia

iv. ROBERT THOMAS HEAD, b. 05 March 1882, Monroe County, Georgia; d. 19
December 1932, Monroe County, Georgia.

More About ROBERT THOMAS HEAD:
Burial: Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Monroe County, Georgia

v. NANCY ELIZABETH HEAD, b. 21 August 1884, Monroe County, Georgia; d. 17
December 1955, Monroe County, Georgia.

More About NANCY ELIZABETH HEAD:
Burial: Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Monroe County, Georgia

vi. GEORGE DANIEL HEAD, b. 26 May 1886, Monroe County, Georgia; d. 22
January 1967, Butts County, Georgia.

vii. CATHERINE HEAD, b. 23 August 1888, Monroe County, Georgia; d. 14
December 1960, Spalding County, Georgia (Source: Georgia Death Index
1919-1998, Certificate 34076.); m. ROGER HEAD STRICKLAND, 14 February 1911,
Monroe County, Georgia; b. 12 February 1887, Pike County, Georgia; d. 24
July 1970, Spalding County, Georgia (Source: Georgia Death Index 1919-1998,
Certificate 024030.).

More About CATHERINE HEAD:
Burial: Hebron Cemetery, Pike County, Georgia
Residence: Pike County, Georgia

More About ROGER HEAD STRICKLAND:
Burial: Hebron Cemetery, Pike County, Georgia
Residence: Pike County, Georgia

More About ROGER STRICKLAND and CATHERINE HEAD:
Marriage: 14 February 1911, Monroe County, Georgia

viii. PHILLIP FRANCIS HEAD, b. 09 June 1890, Monroe County, Georgia; d. 16
January 1961, Florida.

ix. WILLIAM BENJAMIN HEAD, b. 30 June 1892, Monroe County, Georgia; d. 26
July 1946, Fulton County, Georgia (Source: Georgia Death Index 1919-1998,
Certificate 17076.).

More About WILLIAM BENJAMIN HEAD:
Burial: Rock Creek Baptist Church Cemetery, Monroe County, Georgia
Residence: Spalding County, Georgia
 


 

 

 


Obituary of Mrs. NANCY ANN MADDOX, Monroe Advertiser, March 21, 1902, Contributed by Jane Newton
    MADDOX -
Mrs. Nancy Maddox, once Pennington, was born nearly seventy-two years ago in Jasper County.  Her marriage in early womanhood took place in that county, but soon after she moved to Monroe county where she has since made her home.  For several months her health has been failing, and on the twelfth of March the end came.  She died at the home of her son, Mr. Bob Maddox.  The interment took place on the following day.  Three sons and a daughter remain to mourn the loss of this noble woman and mother.
                                                       
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Obituary of Mrs. HATTIE E. DAVIS, Monroe Advertiser, March 21, 1902, Contributed by Jane Newton.
    DAVIS -
Mrs. Hattie E. Davis, wife of Mr. Brad Davis, formerly Mis Hattie Wilder, died at Manry, Ga., March 9, 1902.  She was the daughter of Mr. S. F. Wilder, formerly of this place, sister of Messrs. Frank and Early Wilder and sister-in-law of Mrs. C. F. Turner.  She was born, reared and married in our town, and her many friends and relatives here will regret to learn of her death.                                   
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Obituary of GEORGE MANN, Monroe Advertiser, June 9, 1901, Contributed by Jane Newton.
    Mr. George Mann,
a prominent farmer living near Johnstonville, died at eleven o'clock Sunday morning.  The deceased had been suffering from heart trouble for some time.  He was a prominent and highly respected citizen, about sixty-five years of age.  He leaves a wife and two young children to mourn his loss.  To them the Advertiser extends its deepest sympathy.  Mr. Mann was buried from High Shoals church of which he was a member, on Monday.
                                                               
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Obituary of SPENCER S. MULLINS, Monroe Advertiser, August 28, 1901. Contributed by Jane Newton
S. S. MULLINS, A Good man Has Gone to His Last Reward
    A good man has fallen on sleep, never to wake more in this world, and those who knew him are heavy of heart.
    Spencer S. Mullins died at his home at Bacon last Wednesday. 
    Sixty-seven years ago he opened his eyes to the light of that fair portion of Georgia in which he lived always and in which he rests this day.
    He was a model young may.  When twenty-five years of age he joined the Primitive Baptist church.  For forty-two years he was a member for forty years he was a deacon.
    He was always a devotee of the oldest and noblest of all professions - that of agriculture.  For four years he fought for the south against its northern invaders.
    Then he came back home and entered upon that quiet and useful life which he followed till the day of his death. 
    All this year he had been suffering from cancer of the stomach.  The best physicians could not stop the dread disease that brought death with it.  For two months he had been in his bed, patiently waiting for the end.  It came at seven o'clock on the morning of Wednesday, August 14th.
    At eleven on Thursday they buried him at County Line church near Liberty Hill in Pike county.  This was the church of which he had been such a faithful member and official so long.  A vast number came to attend that service.  Elder S. T. Bently conducted the service.  Me had a feeling talk.  Then Elder Tom Head paid a tribute to the rare worth of the deceased.  Last came Major John T. Hunt.  He fought for four years with Spencer Mullins.  Therefore he knew him as only one companion in arms can know another.  There was hardly a dry eye in the great crowd when he finished telling how much he loved that brother soldier.
    Five sons and three daughters, together with the sorrowing wife, survive him. They, his church, his county, all miss him.  To the bereaved the Advertiser extends its sympathy.
                                                               
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Obituary of REV. JESSE MAYS, Monroe Advertiser, October 4, 1901, Contributed by Jane Newton
   
Over three hundred people attended the funeral of Rev. Jesse Mays at Cabaniss Sunday, which fully portrays the love and esteem this venerable soldier of the Cross was held.  Every body loved "Uncle Jesse" and we shall miss him sorely.  His place at church was seldom vacant and he was ever ready to exhort the Master's cause.  Although the hand of affliction has lain heavily upon him for several years, he was always cheerful and resigned to his Father's will, and we know his great soul is at rest, and he today sings that glad new song around the throne of God.  The the family we extend our tenderest sympathy.
                                                       
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Obituary of MISS CAROLYN WILLIAMSON, Monroe Advertiser, May 31, 1901, Contributed by Jane Newton.
    LITTLE LAMB LOST.
    Little Carolyn, the bright and sweet year old daughter of Judge and Mrs. J. B. Williamson, died on Saturday after an illness of several days.  The going away of the little one was peculiarly sad.  On Sunday Rev. J. S. Bryan and Dr. Watts told feelingly of the call for little children to come unto the Master, after which the precious body was laid to rest in Oakland.
    To the bereaved parents, relatives and friends the love and sympathy of our people go out.
   
The Great Shepard has called another of his lambs back into the fold.
                                               
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Obituary of Mrs. J. J. HOLLOWAY, Monroe Advertiser, November 14, 1929, Contributed by Jane Newton
PARALYSIS IS FATAL TO MRS. J. J. HOLLOWAY
   
Mrs. J. J. Holloway died at her home in Russellville Wednesday at noon following an illness of three weeks which was the result of a stroke of paralysis.  Mrs. Holloway was 72 years of age and during her long life had manifested all the graces of a Christian and had won for herself a place of leadership and respect in the community.  She is survived by her husband and six children, Mrs. J. E. Abercrombie, of Culloden; Mrs. B. F. Davis, Messrs. J. C. and R. M. Holloway, of Macon, and Messrs. R. L. and F. H. Holloway, of Monroe county.
    The funeral service was conducted Thursday afternoon at the Culloden Baptist church, in the presence of a large audience of sorrowing relatives and friends by Rev. W. W. Childs of Yatesville.  Six grandsons of the deceased acted as pallbearers.
                                                       
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Obituary of CAPT. MOBLEY, Monroe Advertiser, Sept. 11, 1911, Contributed by Jane Newton.
    CAPT. MOBLEY PASSES AWAY.
Was Prominent in Affairs of Monroe County, Where he had Spent Greater Part of His Life.
   
Our entire community was saddened Saturday night by the announcement that Judge Mobley was dead.  Ill for many months, he endured his sufferings with that fortitude that had ever characterized his life.  For many weeks he had realized that he must soon pass over the river and rest under the shade of the trees, and that his approaching death......[sic] friends and and with calm re..... awaited the end.  With.....in the promises of......a number of times.....no terrors for him..... of his son-in-law, Judge George W. Newton, on Monday morning his relatives and friends, among them a number of Confederate Veterans who had known, admired and loved him for many years, gathered and an impressive funeral service was held conducted by Rev. A. Chamblee and Rev. E. A. Ware.  After which the body was followed by the bereaved family  and sorrowing friends to the family burial ground at Cabaniss where it was peacefully laid to rest.
    The mother of Judge Mobley died when he was quite young and he lived with his grandfather, Douglas Watson, one of the sterling pioneers of Monroe County until he was four years old and then went to live with his father in Salem, Ala., where he received his education.  While still young he came back to Monroe county and lived with his grandfather until his marriage on Nov. 8, 1860, to Miss Susan B. Shannon, daughter of Dr. John Shannon.  Four children were born to them:  Mary Susan, Sarah Douglas, Jack and Ann Eliza, all of whom still live except Sarah Douglas.
    When the war opened he enlisted in Company H, of the 32nd Georgia Regiment, was elected Captain in May, 1862, served faithfully and valiantly until the close of the war and was in command of his company when it surrendered at Greensboro, N. C., in April 1865.  After the war, Captain Mobley went to southwest Georgia, near Albany and lived for ayear.  Returning to Monroe county, he located in Forsyth and lived here continuously until his death, beloved and honored by the people of his county.
    He was farmer, merchant, warehouseman, county treasurer and ordinary, holding the later offices eight years, and in every vocation and calling and in the offices he held he measured up to the standard of a high-toned, honorable and honest gentleman, commanding the confidence and holding the respect of all who knew him.
    As a father he was kind and devoted, as a neighbor he was clever and unselfish, as a friend loyal and steadfast, as Captain he was brave, cool, collected, considerate of the feelings and comfort of his men and beloved by all of them, as a citizen he was liberal, public spirited and progressive, and as an office holder he was courteous to all and unswerving in his devotion to right and duty. 
   
A kind hearted, big brained man has gone and will be missed by family, friends and community.

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Obituary of MRS. H. J. MCCOY, Monroe Advertiser, October 1911, Contributed by Jane Newton.
    Death of Mrs. H. J. McCoy.  Mrs. H. J. McCoy, age eighty-two died last Friday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Radcliffe near Blount.
    Her funeral services were conducted by Rev. Juban of Forsyth Saturday evening and her remains were interred at the Holder cemetery in this county.
                                                                       
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Obituary of MR. J. M. GOGGANS, Monroe Advertiser, October 1911, Contributed by Jane Newton.
MR. J. M. GOGGANS PASSED AWAY.
    The people of Forsyth were inexpressibly shocked Tuesday afternoon when the announcement was made that Mr. J. M. Goggans was dead.
    He had been complaining for several days, but was at his place of business on Monday.  His condition was not considered serious until just a few minutes before death claimed him at five o'clock Tuesday afternoon.
    Mr. Goggans was one of the best known men in Monroe county and had a large family connection in the county.  He is survived by his wife and five children, two boys and three girls.
    The funeral of Mr. Goggans took place at his late residence in this city Wednesday morning at ten o'clock, conducted by Rev. R. M. Dixon, assisted by Rev. Aquilla Chamblee.  The body was taken to Cabaniss for interment.
                                                       
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Obituary of MISS LULA MCKINNEY.  Monroe Advertiser, October 27, 1911.  Contributed by Jane Newton.
DEATH OF MISS LULA MCKINNEY.
    Miss Lula McKinney passed away at the home of a relative in Macon last Monday.   Her remains were brought to Forsyth Tuesday and carried to the Maddox cemetery five miles from town and there deposited beside her mother who had so recently passed away.  This young woman had pellagra as her mother had.  She had been from early childhood a faithful and devout member of the Methodist church.  During her long period of suffering she demonstrated under most trying conditions her loyalty to the God who makes no mistakes in His wonderful plans.  The relatives and friends have our sympathy.
                                                       
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Obituary of MRS. MARTHA HANSON GIBSON, Monroe Advertiser, October 27, 1911. Contributed by Jane Newton.
AN AGED LADY PASSES AWAY
Mrs. Martha Hanson Gibson is claimed by Death...leaves aged Husband and Several Children.
    A deep pall of sadness was cast over Forsyth and Monroe county by the announcement of the death of Mrs. Martha Hanson Gibson, which occurred at her home in this city Sunday morning at nine forty-five o'clock.  Although she had been an invalid for the past seven years, and had been very ill for the past several weeks, and her death was momentarily expected, yet it came in the nature of a terrible shock to her many friends and relatives throughout the county who had grown to love Mrs. Gibson because of her many lovable traits of character.
    Mrs. Gibson was born in Monroe county on January 18, 1888, and at the time of her death she was one of the oldest, if not the oldest woman living in this county.  If she had lived until December 7th, 1911, she and Mr. Gibson would have been living together fifty-three years, having married several years prior to the civil war.  For over fifty years she has been a consecrated member of the Forsyth Methodist church and before she was stricken she was a regular attendant upon church services.  She was a consecrated, zealous Christian in every respect, and ever ready to speak a word of comfort or cheer to her neighbor.  She, as well as her husband, was one of the pioneers of Monroe county, and could recall the time when this thriving city of over two thousand souls was only a small place.  Before her marriage she was a Miss Martha Hanson Driscoll.
    Than Mr. Gibson there is not a more highly esteemed or respected citizen in Monroe County, and his hundreds of friends and admirers through the county deeply sympathize with him in the death of his wife, who had been his life companion for over a century.  If he lives until the 18th day of November he will be ninety-four years old, and probably the oldest man in this county.  He is regarded as a man of uprightness, honesty and integrity, and is ever ready to lend a helping had to his fellowman.  He served one year in the civil war in the First Georgia Regiment, being a member of the Quitman Guards of this city, and during the remainder of the war period he worked in the Confederate Government shop here.  Though he was a man of much bravery, and faced the bullets in a fearless way, he never suffered any injuries while in the army.  Since the war he has been a mechanic in this city.  He has been a member of the Masonic Order here since 1868.  He became a Knight Templar in 1873.
    The funeral services of Mrs. Gibson were conducted at the home of her husband Monday morning at nine o'clock by Rev. R. M. Dixon, of the Forsyth Methodist Church, and the remains were interred in the cemetery here Monday morning at nine o'clock in the presence of a large gathering of friends and relatives of the deceased, who had assembled from many sections of the county to pay the last tribute of love and respect to the beloved dead.  The great quantities of flowers heaped upon the newly made grave indicated eloquently the deep esteem in which the deceased was held by a host of acquaintances whose hearts are now crushed with infinite sorrow because of her sad death.
    Besides her husband Mrs. Gibson is survived by the following children: James F. Gibson of Emerson, Mrs. Nancy Causey of Montgomery, Ala., Miss Georgia Gibson of Forsyth and Mrs. A. C. Britt of Forsyth.  They have five children dead.
                                                       
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Obituary of Mr. REX KING, Monroe Advertiser, March 26, 1917. Contributed by Jane Newton.
   
Mr. Red King who was at one time principal of Cabaniss school, died at his home in North Highland January 12th (1917) and was buried at Stark the following day.  He was a man of strong Christian character and was loved and honored by all who knew him.  He had been  in ill health for several months, but his death came as a shock to his many friends.  He is survived by his wife who was Miss Vituria Willis, of Chambliss, and by three children, Etha, James and Cecil.  He was a model husband and father and his family have the deepest sympathy of hosts of friends in their sad bereavement."
                                                               
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Obituary of Captain W. J. DUMAS, Monroe Advertiser, July 24, 1908, Vol. LIII, Contributed by Jane Newton
Captain Dumas Passes Away.
    Was one of Monroe's Foremost Citizens...His Record as a Soldier and a Statesman.
    Tuesday Morning at two o'clock there passed away one of Monroe County's best and truest citizens, Captain W. J. Dumas.  While not wholly unexpected, the sad news came as a shock to his friends and there were many who paused to pay the silent tribute of a bowed head and moistened eye, while others spoke of the good he had done, of the life that he had led.
    Captain Dumas was born in Monroe County and had more than measured off the span of years given to complete life.  In all the relations of these long years he stood as the highest type of the Christian gentleman.  From early boyhood his business life was characterized by indomitable energy and industry, but never be the extent of forgetfulness of the rights of others or the courtesies due them.
    When the call came for the defense of his country he was one of the first to respond, enlisting in the Quitman Guards, and no braver soldier ever fought or suffered.  During the latter years of the struggle he was their captain and his comrades remember him as a veritable Sir Galahad, "pure in his purpose and strong in the strifes".
    Towards the close of the war he was captured by the Federals and was one of the 600 Confederates confined in the stockade of Morris Island, S. C., under fire of confederate guns shelling that island.  After this cruel treatment, he was removed to Fort Pulaski, Ga., and later to Hilton Head, S. C., where he suffered untold cruelties and privations.
    When fighting was over his service to his country did not cease.  The dark days of the reconstruction proved him a wise, conservative leader and the only man in the county who could command the Negro vote.  To him belongs the honor of being Monroe's first white representative in the legislature after the war.  But his inclination was not for public life; he loved the simple quiet of the home and when he had done what he could towards restoring the balance of power and purifying political conditions he declined to stand for re-election, and like Cincinnatus of old, returned to his business, where to the last day of his life he stood for all that was upright and honest.
    Captain Dumas was a member of the Baptist Church for many years, a deacon, and was devoted, consistent Christian, answering the call of conscience as readily as the bugle call to battle.
    The funeral services were conducted from the house by his pastor, Rev. A. J. Moncrief.  The casket, draped in the folds of the old flag under which he fought, was surrounded by his comrades and born by men selected from them to its last resting place.
    Captain Dumas is survived by a wife and two children, Miss Fannie and Mr. Hall Dumas, to whom the tenderest sympathy of the community goes out.
                                                                   
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 Obituary of Mr. W. F. WATKINS, Monroe Advertiser, October 6, 1911. Contributed by Jane Newton.
   
Mr. W. F. Watkins died at his home, seven miles from Forsyth, on August 26th, after an illness of only one week.
    The deceased was about seventy-eight years of age, was born and lived nearly all of his life in Monroe county.  He is survived by his wife and five children: Mr. Oscar Watkins, Mrs. Minnie Hawkins of Columbus, Mrs. Annie Merrit, Mrs. Eva Gay and Mr. Pierce Watkins, all of Monroe County.  His brothers and sisters are:  Mr. Z. T. Watkins, Mrs. M. L. Ivey and Mrs. M. E. Evens of near Forsyth, Mrs. Martha Shepard of Macon, Mrs. A. L. High of Perote, Ala. and Mrs. L. V. McGhee of Columbus.
    Mr. Watkins was the son of the late Hon. Benjamin F. Watkins, who was a prosperous and highly esteemed farmer and one of the early settlers of Monroe county.  "Uncle Frank"  as he was called by so many, was an old soldier, having served during all four years of the war.  While he was brave and faithful on the field of battle, yet as a true soldier of the cross of Christ, he gave his most earnest and living service, covering almost the entire period of his life.
    He was true to what he considered his duty in all his relations to his fellowman.  Few then have been more charitable and like the apostles of old, whom he tried to imitate, he felt that ll things are God's and could enjoy no comfort or luxury if he knew a brother was in need.
 

Obituary of Mrs. BEULAH CHAMBLISS. Monroe Advertiser, July 1911. Contributed by Jane Newton.
   
The death of Mrs. Beulah Chambliss, wife of I. E. Chambliss, died at her home in College Park Monday morning at ten o'clock.  The body was shipped to Forsyth Tuesday Morning for interment, the funer services being conducted by Rev. E. A. Ware.
    Mrs. Chambliss was thirty years of age and was born and reared near Forsyth.  She was the daughter of Mrs. Sarah Thurmond and had numbers of friends in the county who were deeply grieved to learn of her death.
    Besides her husband and two children, she is survived by her mother and several brothers and sisters.
 

Obituary of WILLIAM D. STONE, Monroe Advertiser, May 3, 1901. Contributed by Jane Newton.

WILLIAM D. STONE
A Notable Man has Passed Away to his Reward.

William D. Stone lies on sleep beneath the sod of Oakland, and the hearts of those who knew and loved him are heavy with sorrow.
    After an illness of only a few days, the fatal character of which was scarcely suspected, he passed away at five o’clock last Friday afternoon. His death came as a shock to the aged mother and fond wife who knelt by his bed, but all their grief could not call him back.

    Though Alabama was the state of his birth, Georgia claims him as her own, and in her bosom he rests at the end of life’s journey. He was born in 1848 in Alabama, and though he had not attained his majority when the Civil War came on, he enlisted under the Southern banner and fought thro’ the entire conflict. He was among the bravest of the brave men who rode with Forrest.

In 1865 he found a fair lady in Georgia, and cast his lot here with the people of her whom he loved.

In the trying times of Reconstruction, he was one of the staunchest and most fearless champions of the rights and privileges of the South. In his endeavor to serve his people, he never thought of self, but often took his life into his hands to check the aggression of carpetbaggers and scalawags.

He was a lawyer of the old-fashioned type, and for several years he edited the Monroe Advertiser. Afterwards he founded and became editor of the Forsyth Chronicle.

On last Thursday he was found in his office in a stricken condition and removed to his home.

His illness was not considered critical, and the absent members of his family were not summoned. As late as two o’clock Friday, he was thought to be improving.

He was to have responded in behalf of the veterans who received the crosses of honor from the Daughters of the Confederacy. He had said frequently that he would rather wear a cross than receive the highest honor that monarch or nation could confer. And he meant it, for no man loved the South more.

But as fair hands pinned on gray coats the crosses of honor, he who would have liked so well to be there was lying in a darkened room battling with the one foe who could conquer him.

Those lips that would have so gladly have given to Southern women praise justly due were white with the whiteness of death.

At five he was stricken with congestion of the heart, and in five minutes he had passed over the river to join those comrades upon whose graves the garlande of the sunny Southland had just been placed. The guns of the Guards salute had scarcely died away when there was heard the sound of sorrow. The heroes in gray mourned for the comrade whose life had gone out on the anniversary of the day that the life of a fair young nation had gone out.

He was a Mason and a Methodist. At eleven o’clock on Sunday morning a large concourse gathered at the Methodist church. Rev. J. S. Bryan conducted the service. The Masons and members of the bar attended in a body. At Oakland cemetery his brethren took charge of the services and commended his spirit to his Maker.

To the mother and the wife, to the son and the daughter the heartfelt sympathy of many friends goes out.

"In Coelo Quies Est."


Obituary of Judge Floyd Clower, Monroe Advertiser, Forsyth, GA, March 1, 1901


Judge Clower dead.

Judge Floyd (sic) Clower died very suddenly at his home in Cabaniss last
Sunday morning.  He was as well as usual Saturday night, and ate a hearty
supper before retiring.  His death was caused by heart disease, from which
he had been troubled for several years.  He was in his 77th year of age, and
had been very feeble for some time.  The funeral services on Monday were
conducted by Rev. Jesse Mays, assisted by Rev. G. W. Hansford and Mr. C. O.
Goodwynne.

Mr. Clower was at one time a very prominent citizen of the county, being
judge of the inferior court and a member of the state house of
representatives.  Of late years he has been living quietly in retirement. 
He was a true friend. Green be his grave.


Obituary of Mrs. Annie Eliza Clower, Monroe Advertiser, Forsyth, GA December 25, 1908


Mrs. Annie Eliza Clower dead
The death of Mrs. Annie E. Clower occurred very suddenly at the home of her
nephew, Mr. Joe H. Shannon, near Cabaniss Tuesday.  Mrs. Clower was about
seventy-two years of age and was the widow of Judge Monroe Clower, who
preceded her to the grave about eight years ago.  She was a sister to Dr.
John R. Shannon of Cabaniss.  In her death one of the most estimable
christian women of that community has passed to the Great Beyond, and she
will be missed by a host of friends throughout the county.
The remains were laid to rest at Cabaniss Thursday morning at ten o'clock,
Rev. G. W. Hansford conducting the funeral services.

 

 

Obituary of Mrs. Elizabeth Ponder, probably written in "The Monroe             Advertiser"
"Died at her residence in this county on the first day of Jan., 1880 Mrs.
Elizabeth Ponder, relick of the late Daniel Ponder she have for several
months been affected with dropsy of the heart, but until recently her
symptoms did not excite apprehensions of her early death. The deceased was
born in Surrey County, NC on the first day of April, 1811. In 1837 she moved
to this county and was married to the late Daniel Ponder on the 2nd day of
July 1838. She was the mother of 8 children; 3 daughters and 5 sons all of
whom she lived to see grow up and settle near her. She was for twenty years
a member of the Primitive Baptist Church."
 

Obituary of Edgar Lamartyne Smith as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated April 12, 1917.
Death Of Mr. Edgar Lamartyne Smith
     On last Thursday night, April 5, 1917, the death angel again visited our city and called Mr. Edgar Lamartyne Smith, one of the best known and most beloved men in this section.
     He was born in Lunenburg County, Virginia on the seventh day of October, 1847. At the beginning of the War Between the States. He enlisted in the Richmond, Virginia City Battalion and served with distinction. At the close of the War, with other family members, he moved to Monroe County and has made his home here since that time.
     Mr. Smith was a great lover of children and "Uncle Lamar" as he was familiarly known, was never happier than when he was entertaining the young people. His love for children dates back to the time, just after the war, when he toured this section with the first picture projecting machine ever brought to Monroe County. Besides this attraction, he was a master ventriloquist and his slight of hand tricks elicited great praise, so he was always a welcome visitor to any community. The older residents of our county, who spent their boyhood days here just after the war, have always had a warm spot In their hearts for this lovable kindly man.
     The funeral services were conducted at the home of Mrs. M. S. Burton, by Rev. Olin King, pastor of the Methodist Church, of which Mr. Smith was a member, on Friday afternoon at three o'clock and the interment was in Oakland Cemetery.
     Besides his wife, Mary Moore Smith, he is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Eugene Allen and Mrs. Lucian Tyson, of Savannah; one brother, William P. Smith of Henderson, N.C.; three sisters, Mrs. M. S. Burton, Forsyth, Mrs. A.V. Pettis of Forsyth, and Mrs. W.L. Renfroe of Dublin.
     A bigger hearted man never lived, and his death leaves a void that can never be filled.
 

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Obituary of Mary Smith Burton as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated July 29, 1938.
     Whereas, a wise and kind Providence has seen fit to remove from our midst Mrs. Mary S. Burton, the oldest and one of the best lived residents of Forsyth; and,
     Whereas, her family, her neighbors and her community will miss her kindly presence, her wise counsel, and her inspiring example: and,
     Whereas, the memories she has left behind her, the example of long life, honorably, unselfishly and courageously spend has been a benediction to the community;
     Be it Resolved: That though we feel the loss of her physical presence among us, we realize that the inspiration of a life like hers is of inestimable value to those left behind her. Knowing that no beauty ever vanishes completely from the earth, and no good influence ever dies, we feel that Forsyth will always be a better place because such a life was spent here.
     Be it further resolved: That our sympathy be extended to the family and that a copy of these resolutions be spread on the minutes of the City Council of Forsyth, ( this resolution having been drafted by Mrs. Charlie Hollis, a close friend and neighbor of said deceased), and a copy be furnished The Monroe Advertiser for Publication.
     Adopted by the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Forsyth in special session assembled on this the 29th day of July, 1938
     THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN OF THE CITY OF FORSYTH.
     By A. L. WILLINGHAM, Mayor.
 

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Obituary of D. J. Tribble as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated January 10th, 1935.
     Mrs. D. J. Tribble, proment Forsyth woman died Thursday morning, January 3rd, at an Atlanta hospital. She was 63 years old.
     Born and reared in Forsyth, Mrs Tribble was a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, her maternal grandfather, John L. Dillard, being a captain in the Confederate army.
     Her father was G. W. Smith, prominent Forsyth citizen.
     She belong to the First Methodist church and was active in church and missionary society work as well as in civic affairs.
     In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, D. J. Tribble, Jr., of Greensboro, N.C.; Guy W. Tribble, of Chattanooga, Tenn., and W. O. Tribble, of Rome Ga.; four sisters, Mrs. L. M. Harp, of Forsyth; Mrs. E. J. White, of Atlanta; Mrs A. M. White; of Cordele, and Mrs. Otis O'Neal of Clearwater, Fla.
     The funeral was conducted Friday afternoon at the Forsyth Methodist church by her pastor, Rev. A. Ernest and interment was in the Smith cemetery. The pallbearers were Messers. E. W. Banks, Jas. A. Tribble, Geo. W. Tribble, A. S. Burton, W. M. Tribble and Claude Pippin.

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Obituary of Frank M. Harp as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated July 22, 1971.
     Funeral services for Frank M. Harp, 67, Forsyth, who died Monday in the Monroe County Hospital after a short illness, were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the Forsyth United Medothist church. The Rev. James J. Sneed, Jr., officiated with burial in the Forsyth City Cemetery.
     Mr. Harp was a native of Monroe County, the son of the late Lloyd M. Harp and the late Lamartyne Smith Harp, and lived here all of his life. He was an auto parts dealer. He was a member of the Forsyth Methodist Church.
     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marth Davis Harp of Forsyth, three aunts, Mrs. E. J. White of Forest Park, Mrs A. M. White, Cordele and Mrs O. W. O'Neal of Clearwater Fla.; a sister-in-law, Mrs. J. R. Dawsey of Decatur and a number of cousins.
     The pallbearers were R. Frank Smith, Wiley Allen, John Carden, Barnes O'Neal, James Evans and Carl Hopper.

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Obituary of Martha Davis Harp as written in "The Macon Telegraph" dated Friday, February 28, 1982.
     Forsyth - Mrs. Martha Davis Harp, 74, died Thursday in a local hospital. Services will be held at 3 p.m. today in the chapel of Andrew A. Dillon and Son Funeral Home of Forsyth. Burial will be in the Forsyth City Cemetery. The Rev. Ron Seawright and the Rev. H. P. McDonald will officiate.
     Mrs. Harp a native of Monroe County, was retired from Southern Bell. She was a member of Forsyth United Methodist Church, United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Town and Country Garden Club, and was past president ot the Macon chapter of Pilots International.
     Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Lemia D. Dawsey of Decatur; a niece, Mrs. Kate D. Dickson of Stone Mountain; and a nephew, Rick Dawsey of Americus.
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Obituary of Lloyd M. Harp as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated November 15, 1918.
     Mr. L. M. Harp, who has for ten years been in the grocery business in Forsyth, died Thursday morning, being a victim of pneumonia, which followed a case of influinsa. Mr. Harp spent practically his entire life in Forsyth and had farming as well as mercantile interest here. His death is especially sad as he was barley fourty years of age and suddenly cut off in the mist of a useful and successful business career.
     Mr. Harp is survived by his wife, his father, who was associated with him in business, and by one son, Frank. Funeral arrangements had not been announced at the time the Advertiser went to press.

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Obituary of Lamartine Smith Harp as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated December 19, 1940.
     Mrs. Lloyd M. Harp, formerly Miss Lamartine Smith, passed away at her home in Forsyth, Sunday, She was 65 years of age and passed after an extended illness.
     Mrs. Harp was a prominent and beloved citizen and prior to thr failure of her health was active in church and U. D. C. work. At one time she was engaged in teaching and was well known for her service in education. She was highly reguarded as a neighbor and a friend by all who knew her.
     Survivors are one son Frank M. Harp of Forsyth, and three sisters, Mrs. E. J. White of Atlanta, Mrs. A.M. White of Cordele and Mrs. O W. O'Neal of Clearwater, Fla.
     The funeral was conducted at the Gramblett Funeral Home Tuesday morning at 11 o'clock by Rev. Paul J. McKnight of the Forsyth Methodist church and intermnent was in the city cemetery. The pallbearers were W. M. Tribble. Sidney Renfroe. J. K. Zellner, Jr., R. L. Bittick, Holmes Zellner, and R. A. Carden.
     (Married Dec. 15, 1901)

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Obituary of Willie Eugenia Smith White as written in "The Macon Telegraph" dated Monday, May 13, 1974.
     Cordele - Services for Mrs. Willie Eugenia White, 88, who died Saturday in Ocala, Fla., will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of Dekle Furneral Home. Burial will be in Sunnyside Cemetery.
     Mrs. White was a member of the Cordele First Baptist Church and a member of the Cordele Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
     Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Madalaine Lewis of Silver Springs, Fla., Mrs. Dorothy Smith of Cordele, Mrs. Elizabeth Long of Hiawassee, Ga.; a sister, Mrs. Margaret O'Neal of Clearwater, Fla.
     (Died May 5, 1974. She was Miss Willie Eugenia Smith.)

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Obituary of Willie Madelaine Lewis White as written in "The Macon Telegraph" dated January 28, 1966.
     Cordele - Services for Mrs. Willie Madelaine White will be at 11 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Dekle Funeral Home, Cordele, with burial in Sunnyside Cemetery. Lewis, 88, died Saturday. She was a member of Cordele First United Methodist Church, where she was a member of the Harris Smarr Bible Class. She also was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the OPEL Club, Cordele Garden Club and Cordele Women's Club. She was past president of the Business and Professional Women's Club.
     Survivors include her sisters, Dorothy Smith of Cordele, Elizabeth White Long of Hiawassee.

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Obituary of Thomas Lee Renfroe as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated January 10, 1919.
     Mr. T. L. Renfroe, Son-In-Law of Mrs. Burton, died at his home in Midville after an illness of seven days with pneumonia. The body was brought to Forsyth for internment, and the funeral services were conducted at the home of Mrs. Burton by Rev. E. D. Hale. Mr. Renfroe was a resident of Monroe county during his boyhood, and he and his relatives have many friends throughout the county who will learn with sorrow of his death.

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Obituary of Lillian Burton Renfroe as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated Thursday, March 19, 1954.
     Death came to a highly respected Forsyth woman Monday morning when Mrs. Lillian Renfroe passed away. She was the widow of the late Thomas Lee Renfroe.
     Born in Forsyth on April 18, 1876, Mrs. Renfroe had made her home here all of her life. Her death is mourned by a wide circle of friends throughout the county. She was a member of the Forsyth Methodist church.
     Survivors include one son T. S. Renfroe of Fitzgerald and one daughter, Mrs. Holmes Zellner of Forsyth, She also had five grandchildren.
     Funeral service were held at the Ash-Dillon chapel Tuesday afternoon with Rev. Hubert Dodd pastor of the Forsyth Methodist church and Rev. Frank Crawley of the First Methodist church of Griffin, participating. Internment was at the Forsyth city cemetery.
     Pallbearers were Frank Pippin, P. T. Wynne, James McCarty, K. A. McClung, Harold Zellner, and Edgar Castleberry.

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Obituary of Robert Berton (Burton) as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated 1882.
     In memory of little Robert Berton, grandson of Mr. George Smith, who was a bright and promising youth of four summers, died on Wednesday the 8th, with congestion. Those who kept constant vigil over him know how patiently he endured the most excruciating pain, and how calmly and gently his spirit was wafted back to the God who gave it. He was all a parent could wish him during his brief stay upon earth which was like the lily pure and fair, and was much loved by all who knew him.
     Cheer up, drooping hearts your darling boy is now happy in the fold of which Jesus is the shepherd, and may He whose steadfast kindness in trouble and sorrow, keep watch to soothe your affections, tears and sorrow, by the light of hope, be thou your solace and your joys. Dear parents, dry your tears.

Look upward and your child you'll see.
Fixed in his blest abode.
What parent would not childless be.
To give a child to God?
 

Auntie

 

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Obituary of Robert Eugene Burton.
     Robert Eugene, son of Robert and Mary Burton, was born June 9th 1878, and died May 3rd 1882. He is said to have been a sweet child, of more than ordinary affection and promise. For nearly four years his presence has blessed the family circle, but now he is numbered with the family in Heaven.

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Obituary of William Herbert Burton.
     Little Willie, infant son of Robert P. and Mollie S. Burton, was born May 2, 1881, and died June 19, 1882. It is only a few weeks since these parents lost one of their children; and now we are called upon to record the death of another.

 

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Obituary of A. S. Burton.
     Forsyth was saddened by the sudden death at 7 p.m. Thursday, January 23, of A. S. Burton, clerk and treasurer of the city. While his health had not been good for several months, his passing was a shock to his multitude of friends.
     Mr. Burton had held positions of responsibility in the business circles of Forsyth for many years, having for a considerable period been connected with Ensign Cotton Mill and for the past several years with the city of Forsyth. He was for a number of years a first lieutenant in the Thirteenth Tank Company, having recently been placed on the reserve list on account of his health. He was an able, upright and useful citizen, who won the high esteem of all who knew him.
     He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Nettie Pearl Thompson; one sister, Mrs. Lillian Renfroe; one nephew, Sidney Renfroe. and one niece, Mrs. Holmes Zellner.
     Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at the Forsyth Methodist church by Rev. Augustus Ernest, a former pastor, assisted by Rev. Paul McKnight and Rev. Harry V. Smith.
     Interment was in the city cemetery, the pallbearers being C. D. Hollis, J. M Hollis, E. J. Ponder, C. F. Heard, A. L. Willingham, R, J. Bittick, W. M. Tribble, W. M. Tribble, and O. P. Ensign. Arrangements were in charge of the Bramblett Funeral Home.

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Obituary of Mrs. George W. Smith as written in "The Atlanta Journal " dated June 8, 1933.
     Funeral services for Mrs. George W. Smith, 82, of 548 West End Place, S. W. , who died Thursday in her residence, were held Saturday morning at the First Methodist Church in Forsyth where she formerly resided. Internment was in the Smith Cemetery, with H.M. Patterson and Son in charge.

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Obituary of Bettie Little Tribble.
Bettie Little Tribble Passes in Forsyth
     Forsyth: Mrs. Bettie Little Tribble aged 73 died late last night at the home of her son James A. Tribble following an extended illness.
     Funeral services will be held Wednesday 11 am at the Methodist Church conducted by Rev. Edmund Rudistill, Milledgeville and the Rev. Paul McKnight.
     She was the widow of the late J.J. Tribble.
     Survivors are one son James A. Tribble, former mayor of Forsyth, former county commissioner and present member of the city council, two daughters, Mrs. Paul Morcure, Greatfalls Mont., Mrs. F.T. Naumann East Orange, NJ. Two brothers, J.W. Little of Smarrs, Joe Little: three sisters, Mrs. Lula Brooks, Macon, Mrs. Charles Parham and Mrs. Joe Kimbell Atlanta.

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Obituary of Beulah Frances Little Kimbell.
     Mrs. J.W. (Beulah). Of 5248 Seaton Dr. Dunwoody Ga. Died Aug. 30, 1975. Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Claud E. Mills, grand daughters, Mrs. E. Dozier Fleming, Miss Linda Mills, all of Dunwoody, great grand son, Mills Fleming. Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept.1, at 2 o'clock at Spring Hill, Rev. Joe Bowen officiating, interment Westview. H.M. Patterson & Son.
     (Note from submitter: Beulah Kimbell is Beulah Frances Little daughter of Robert Francis Little and Rosa Lee 'Lodie' Stuart Little)

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Obituary of Lillian Little.
     Funeral services for Miss Lillian Little, of 333 Milledge Avenue, S.E., who died Sunday morning in a private hospital. Were conducted Monday. Internment was in the family cemetery in Forsyth. Surviving are her mother Mrs. Lodie Little; four sisters. Mrs. C.E. Farman (Note from submitter: should be Parham), Mrs. J.W. Kimbell, both of Atlanta; Mrs. J.J. Tribble, of Forsyth, Mrs. Lula Brooks, of Macon; two brothers, J.W. Little of Smarrs, and P.S. Little, of Atlanta.

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Obituary of Jeff D. Little as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated April 24, 1908.
     Mr. J. D. Little died at the sanitarium in Atlanta Wednesday morning at five o'clock after an illness of several weeks. Those at his bedside when death came were his wife, two brothers, Meesrs. B.F. Little and Wiley Little, and Mr. J.B. Sutton.
     Mr. Little was forty-seven years of age and was one of the most highly esteemed citizens of Monroe County and his death is universally deplored by a host of friends and relatives who had learned to love and respect him because of his many excellent traits of character. He was a clever, affable gentleman and a man that everybody liked and respected.
     The deceased is survived by his wife, two daughters, Misses Anice and Mamie Little; four brothers. Messrs. R.F. Little, B.F. Little, Wiley Little and Paul Little, and nine sisters, Mrs. Wiley Allen, Mrs. J.J. Tribble, Mrs. W.H. Roquemore, Mrs. H.L. Rogers, Mrs. Eugene Hensley, Misses Beulah and Lillian Little of Monroe County and Mrs. Robert Lanier of Macon.
     The services were conducted from the residence near the city Thursday morning at ten o'clock by Rev. J.W. Hunt, who was assisted by Rev. A.J. Moncrief, and interment was in Oakland cemetery at twelve o'clock. One of the largest crowds in the history of the city attended the burial services and many beautiful floral wreaths placed on the grave attested the high esteem in which the deceased was held by those who sincerely mourn his death.

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Obituary of Mrs. Jeff D. Little as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated January 18, 1940.
     Mrs. Jeff D. Little, a beloved former resident of Forsyth, passed away Thursday, February 11, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Homer L. Allen, in Jackson. She was 78 years of age and had been seriously ill only a short time. With the exception of a few years she had lived in Jackson, Mrs. Little had lived in Monroe county, and after the death of her husband in 1908, she was a resident of Forsyth. She left many friend who were grieved to learn of her death.
     Mrs. Little is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Homer L. Allen of Jackson, her other daughter, Mrs. Mamie McMillan, having passed away in 1928. Six grandchildren, Homer Little Allen, Cairo; Mrs. Edna Allen Jackson, Atlanta; Davis M. Allen, Jackson; Jeff L. McMullan, Stockbridge; Richard McMullan, Fitzgerald; Gordon Lee McMullan, Fountain INN, SC, and two great-grandchildren, Jimmie Allen, Cairo and Allen Jackson, Atlanta, also survive. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Mr. And Mrs. Homer L. Allen of Jackson at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The services were conducted by Rev. G.A. Briggs, pastor of the First Baptist church of Jackson assisted at the graveside by Rev. Harry C. Smith, pastor of the First Baptist church of Forsyth. Interment was in the Forsyth Cemetery.
     The pallbearers were Homer Little Allen, Davis M. Allen, Jeff McMullan, Richard Mc.Mullan, Lee McMullan, and the granddaughter's husband, Jack Jackson.

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Obituary of Robert Francis Little as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated April 2, 1909.
     One by one the old Confederate soldiers are passing away, and Wednesday death came and took from the ranks of these honored veterans Mr. Robert Francis Little, a highly respected citizen of the Venture community, who expired Wednesday morning about ten o'clock after a lingering illness. The interment was in the family burial ground, near the home of the deceased, at two o'clock Thursday afternoon. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.A. Harper of Unionville.
     Had Mr. Little lived, he would have been seventy-three years old on the day of his burial. He was born and reared in Jones county, but moved to this county about thirty-three years ago.
     The deceased was the father of sixteen children, three of whom are dead, leaving a wife and nine daughters and four sons, who have the deepest sympathy of the people of the community in their sad bereavement.
     (Note from submitter: The age in the article is incorrect, he would have been seventy-one not seventy-three.)

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Obituary of B. F. Little as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated February 19, 1931.
     Mr. B. F. Little passed away at his home on the Maynards community about 2:00 o'clock Wednesday after having been stricken with acute indigestion at the breakfast table Wednesday morning.
     He was one of the substantial farmers of the county and was an outstanding citizen of his community. He is survived by his second wife and by the following children by his first wife; Mrs. Jessie Hencley, Mrs. Anderson Corley, Miss Ethel Little, Messrs. Frank, Chester, Willie, Jeff and Earnest Little.
     The funeral will be conducted Friday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Ebenezer church, arrangements being in charge of the Bramblett Funeral Home. Interment will be in the family cemetery.

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Obituary of Charlie Bowden as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated February 4, 1916.
Mr. Charlie Bowden is Called To Reward (Also see #2)
     Charlie Bowden is dead. After an illness of about a year the Grim Reaper called him, on last Monday morning, and he answered the inevitable call. He was buried Tuesday at the old Rogers cemetery, in the presence of sorrowing relatives and grieving friends. The funeral services at the house were conducted by Rev. J. W. Hunt of Smarrs, who gave words of comfort in the bereaved ones and told of the good deeds that had been done by this good man and upright citizen.
     Mr. Bowden was largely and prominently connected in Monroe county and besides his large number of relatives, he leaves a host of staunch friends to mourn his untimely death. He was a dependable man, an upright citizen, a loyal friend, a good neighbor, and a faithful husband and father. He will be missed by those who had learned to love him.
     He was about sixty years of age when he died, all of which time he had lived in Monroe county; and altho he had not reached his allotted span of life, he had done much to make his life an inspiration to those about him.
     (Note from submitter: Charlie Bowden - died 31 Jan 1916; buried 1 Feb 1916)

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Obituary of D. L. McCoy as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated February 4, 1916.
Mr. D. L. McCoy Is Buried At Berner
     The funeral services of Mr. D. L. McCoy occurred at Paran Church at Blount, on Tuesday and all that was mortal of this man was lowered in its last resting place in the presence of a large number of friends.
After a short illness of pneumonia, he died on Monday morning and the announcement of his taking away brought sorrow in numberous friends throughout the county. Mr. McCoy was born and raised in this county and in his death, the county loses a citizen who was interested in the county and her welfare.

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Obituary of Mrs. C. A. Bowden as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated February 16, 1933.
Death Claims Mrs. C. A. Bowden
     On Thursday morning at 4 o'clock, February 16th, the death angel entered the home of Mr. W. H. Bowden and bore away the spirit of our beloved mother. She was 80 years old and had been in feeble health for some time. She is survived by six children, five of whom are living: Mrs. J. T. Edge, of Smarr; Mr. E. C. Bowden, of Forsyth; Mr. E. A. Bowden of Shreveport, La.; Messrs. W. H. and C. L. Bowden, of Macon. She leaves several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a host of friends to mourn her loss. She was a member of New Providence at Smarr. The funeral was conducted there Friday morning at 11 o'clock with the pastor, Rev. A. A. Heath. Pallbearers were: Messrs. Elgie Kennedy, Julian, Clifford and Aldine Bowden, E. L. Davis and Ernest Ham. Funeral arrangements were made by Hart's Mortuary and the interment was in Rogers cemetery.

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Obituary of Mrs. R. B. Bowdoin as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated April 15, 1910.
Death Clames Victim at Juliette
     (Reported For The Advertiser by our Regular Correspondent)
Juliette, Ga., April 8 --Mrs. R. B. Bowdoin, one of the most devoted Christian women of this community, died at her home near this city Thursday morning about nine o'clock. Her death was due to heart trouble. She arose Thursday morning in apparently good health, but after cooking breakfast complained of not feeling well, and after lying down was dead in a few minutes. She is survived by her husband, Mr. R. B. Bowdoin and several children.
     (Note by submitter: Mrs. C. A. Bowdoin died 7 Apr 1910)

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Obituary of Mrs. Elizabeth Watts as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated April 15, 1910.
Mrs. Watts Dies At The Age of 70
Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother Laid to rest in Oakland Cemetery
     Mrs. Elizabeth Watts of this city died Wednesday morning and her remains were interred in Oakland cemetery, Thursday. She had lived more than three score and ten and like ripe wheat to be harvested, was ready to go. She was in her seventy-seventh year. Mrs. Watts was the mother of Mrs. Ada Sanders and grandmother of Mr. charlie E. Sanders, Mrs. E. D. Rudwill and Mrs. C. H. Harrison and has several great grandchildren in Forsyth.

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Obituary of Alice Spier Bowdoin as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated February 17, 1944.
Mrs. Alice Bowdoin Claimed by Death
     Mrs. Alice Spier Bowdoin, esteemed citizen of Barnesville, passed away February 8 at the age of 73 years.
     Mrs. Bowdoin is survived by one brother, M. C. Spier and one sister, Mrs. Leola McComon, both of Forsyth. Among the grandchildren are Clay A. Land and Mrs. Alma Littleton, both of Barnesville.
     Funeral services were conducted Friday at the Bramblett Funeral Home by Rev. W. B. Hollingsworth and interment was in the Rogers family cemetery.
     (Note by submitter: buried 11 Feb 1944)

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Obituary of Herbert H. Swasey as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated February 17, 1944.
     The following account of the death of H. H. Swasey is taken from the Sunday edition of the Lakeland (Fla.) newspaper:
     Herbert H. Swasey of 931 East Palmetto Street, retired banker and investment broker who came here from New York City in 1923. died at Morrell hospital yesterday afternoon at 6 o'clock as the result of a stroke suffered yesterday morning at 9:30. He was 79.
     Mrs. Swasey was a life member of the American Bankers association and for many years had been a deacon of the First Presbyterian church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Ponder Swasey; two sons, Carleton R. Swasey of New York, and Capt. Herbert H. Swasey, Jr., who is stationed in Puerto Rico; and three grandchildren, Carleton Swasey, Jr., Mrs. Niebert Hannan, Miss Patricia Swasey, of New York.
      Mr. Swasey was well known in Forsyth, having visited here on a number of occasions with Mrs. Swasey.
     Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon, Feb. 18th in Lakeland, and interment will follow there. Mrs. Swasey, who was formerly Miss Evelyn Ponder, of Forsyth, was born and reared here, and many relatives and friends throughout the county will be grieving to hear of this sorrow which has come to her in the death of her husband.

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Obituary of Mary Kidd as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated February 17, 1944.
Miss Kidd's Sister Passes at Newnan
     Newnan, Ga.--Miss Mary Kidd, teacher in the local public schools, died in a hospital here Thursday after an illness of several months. Educated at Georgia State College for Women, Columbia University and the University of Georgia; Miss Kidd formerly taught at LaGrange. She was a member of the First Baptist church.
     Funeral services were held here Friday at 3 p.m. at Beard-Askew Trippe Funeral Home.
     Surviving are her father, John Kidd, of Newnan; seven sisters, Miss Jewel Kidd, LaGrange; Miss Zipporah Kidd, Forsyth; Miss Una Kidd, Atlanta; Mrs. J. H. Sappington, Lafayette; Miss Alice Kidd, Newnan; Mrs. E. A. Daniel, Greenville, Pa.; Miss Rebecca Kidd, Charlotte, N.C.; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Paul Kidd, charlotte, and three nephews, John Kidd, Joe Sappington and Richard Daniel.
     (Note by submitter: died 10 Feb 1944)

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Obituary of Martha Peeples Young as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated February 17, 1944.
'Mammy' Young is Called To Reward
     With the death on Tuesday, Feb. 8, of Martha Peeples Young, known by the white people who loved her as "Mammy Young", a true example of the faithful loyal slave of the "Old South" has passed on. "Mammy Young", who had just passed her 96th birthday was born a slave, the "property" of the late Judge and Mrs. Cincinnatus Peeples. She was reared in the "big House", where she served first as maid, then nurse and cook. She was devoted to her "white folks", and never wearied in their service. After the Peeples moved to Atlanta she lived for years with the family of Capt. Stephen D. Mobley, father of Mrs. Geo. W. Newton.
     During the terrible days of the War Between the States, she clung to her master and mistress, and assisted them loyally in the desperate situations that arose. Whe the battle of Atlanta was fought, and Forsyth was turned into a hospital center, with the wounded and dying brought to Bessie Tift Collete, the residence of the late Mrs. Docia Head Brooks, the Snead home, and (Note by submitter: the page was cut off and there was no more of the obituary.)

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Obituary of Mrs. B. B. Pettit as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated February 17, 1944.
Mrs. B. B. Pettit Passes In Texas
     News has been received of the passing Thursday of last week of Mrs. B. B. Pettit of Houston, Tex.
     (Note by submitter: died 10 Feb 1944)

The Monroe Advertiser, 24 February 1944. (Transcribed by Evelyn Bugg)

Morcock Funeral Is Held in Texas 

            Mrs. J. C. Morcock, Sr., has returned from Houston, Tex., where she attended the funeral of her daughter, Dorothy, Mrs. B. B. Pettitt, who died Feb. 11.  Mrs. Pettitt is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Morcock Sr., of Forsyth; five sisters, Mrs. M. R. Dixon and Mrs. Jas. H. Dodd, of Macon; Mrs. Joseph Liston, Lafayette, Ind.; Mrs. Dr. (sic) M. W. Wright, Tampa, Fla., and Mrs. R. C. Johnson Jr., Columbus, GA.  Also two brothers, Lt. Col. J. C. Morcock Jr., Forsyth and Southwood J. Morcock of Covington

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Obituary of E. W. Morrison as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated December 12, 1929.
E. W. Morrison Dies In An Augusta Hospital
     Mr. E. W. Morrison of Estill, S. C., one of the best known and most esteemed citizens of that place, died at a Savannah hospital Saturday night after an illness of several weeks with heart trouble. Mr. Morrison had visited Forsyth, being a brother-in-law of Mr. W. K. Rhodes. His wife is remembered by her friends as Miss Annie Lou Rhodes.

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Obituary of Ben A. Bowden as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated December 12, 1929.
Ben Bowden Dies In Macon Monday
     The following account of the death of Mr. Ben A. Bowden, a former citizen of Monroe county, is taken from the Tuesday edition of the Macon Telegraph:
Benjamin A. Bowden, 79, died at 10:45 o'clock last night at the residence of the son with who he made his home, Police Seargeant Homer J. Bwoden, at 306 Jones avenue. He was formerly connected with the Central of Georgia railway.
     Born in Monroe county, Mr. Bowden moved in 1905 to Macon, where he entered the employ of the railway. He had been in feeble health for several years and for the last several weeks critically ill.
     Mr. Bowden, the son of Alfred and Katherine Bowden, was married in 1872 to Miss Mary Elizabeth Williamson, who died some several years ago.
     Surviving are one son, Sergeant Bowden, three grand children, Mrs. H. H. Britton, Birmingham, Als., Mrs. A. C. Pitts, Macon and Miss Berner Bowden, of Macon, and six great grandchildren. Alderman Charles L. Bowden is among the distant relatives.
     Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
     (Note by submitter: Died 11 Dec 1929)

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Obituary of James Alexander Bowdoin as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated February 6, 1941.
Bowdoin Funeral Is Held Saturday
     Funeral services for James Alexander Bowdoin, who died Friday morning at his home near Forsyth were held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Logwall church. Rev. A. A. Heath and Rev. Douglas gibson officiated. Mr. Bowdoin was a prominent and esteemed citizen of Monroe county and his death was the result of the infirmities of old age, he being 83 years old at the time of his death.
     Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Charles Garner of Goggins; two sons, A. A. Bowdoin of Abeline, Texas, J. A. Bowdoin Jr. of Forsyth; two sisters, Mrs. Edgar Amerson and Mrs. Emma Norris, both of Thomasville; two brothers, Lee and Milton Bowdoin, both of Powder Springs.
     Funeral arrangements were in charge of the Bramblett Funeral Home.
     (Note by submitter: died 31 Jan 1941)

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Obituary of Pearl Hobbs Stuart as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated February 6, 1941.
Mrs. Pearl Stuart Is Laid To Rest
     Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Hobbs Stuart, 60, widow of the Late W. R. Stuart, who died Friday at her home in Ensign community were held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Ensign Baptist church. The Rev. A. A. Heath, pastor of the church, conducted the service.
     Survivors include her father, W. H. Hobbs; one daughter, Mrs. Albert Allen, Forsyth; five sons, William Edwin Stuart, Experiment, Ga.; Georga A. Stuart, Charleston, S. C.; Mack, Willie Phelps, and Charles Stuart, all of Forsyth, and three stepsons Jim Will, Hurl and Vesin Stuart, and one stepdaughter, Mrs. Burl Dorton, all of Forsyth.
     Other suvovors are two sisters, Mrs. J. F. Stuart, of Ensign community, and Mrs. Ida Smith of Miami, Fla, and three brothers John Hobbs, Miami, Fla; George Hobbs, Lake City, Fla., and Ben Hobbs of Cumming, Ga., seven grandsons and eleven step-grand children.
     (Note by submitter: died 31 Jan 1941)

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Obituary of Mrs. Allen (Ingram) Rogers as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated February 6, 1941.
Mrs. Allen Rogers Is Claimed By Death
     Mrs. Allen Rogers passed away Friday morning at her home near Forsyth. She was 27 years of age and had been ill for several weeks, the immediate cause of her death being pneumonia. She was a woman of fine Christian character and was highly regarded by all who knew her.
     The survivors are her husband; one daughter, Edna Joe; son, John Allen; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Ingram of Forsyth, and a sister, Mrs. Marcus Matthews of Lee Pope.
     Funeral services were conducted at the Bramblett Funeral Home Saturday morning by Rev. J. D. Gibson and interment was in Forsyth cemetery.
     (Note by submitter: died 31 Jan 1941)

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Obituary of Joseph Bowdoin as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated September 16, 1929.
Joseph Bowdoin Answers Last Summons Sunday
     Mr. Joseph Bowdoin, well known citizen of Forsyth, passed away at a Macon hospital early Sunday morning following an operation for appendicitis. He was a retired merchant, having formerly been in business in Forsyth and was in his 77th year at the time of his death. Among the immediate relatives who survive him are sister Mrs. Amerson of Thomasville and three brothers, Mr. J. A. Bowdoin, Sr., of Monroe county, Mr. Robert Bowdoin of Monticello, and Mr. Ben Bowdoin of Macon. Funeral services were conducted at the home Monday morning by Rev. E. C. Wilson and interment was in the city cemetery.
     (Note by submitter: died 15 Sep 1929)

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Obituary of Gip Bowdoin as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated March 2, 1939.
Last Rites Held For Gip Bowdoin
     Funeral services for Gip Bowdoin, 39, who died Sunday night at his home at Juliette, were held Monday afternoon at the Juliette Methodist church and burial was in the church cemetery.
     Mr. Bowdoin had been in ill health for several years.
     He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Mabel Johnson; four sons, Charles of the U. S. Marines, Bill, Russell and Jack, of Juliette; one daughter, Virginia; seven brothers, D. H., of Bolingbroke, Willie of forsyth, R. B. of Macon, Berner of Juliette, Bert of Forsyth, Cullen of Macon, and Same, of Forsyth; three sisters, Mrs. Emily Smarr, of Forsyth, Mrs. Clyde Lunceford, of Lithia Springs, and Miss Sadie Bowdoin of Forsyth. The brothers were pallbearers.
     (Note by submitter: died 26 Feb 1939)

Different obituary from The Monroe Advertiser, possibly different date:
Juliette News
     This community was deeply grievied by the death of Gyp Bowdoin, one of our most popular and highly esteemed citizens, which occurred at his home here Sunday afternoon following an illness of several years. The deceased, who was about 40 years of age, was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Raleigh H. Bowdoin of this city and was a member of a well known Middle Georgia family. He was employed at the local grist mill of the Juliette Milling Co. for many years until a few years ago when he was forced to give up his position on account of ill health. He was a member of the Juliette Methodist church and possessed many admirable traits of character that won for him the deep respect and esteem of all who knew him. He is survived by his wife, four sons, Charles, of the United States Coast Guard; Bill Russell, and Jackie of Juliette; one daughter, Virginia, of Juliette; seven brothers, Raleigh and Cullen of Macon; Dudley of Dames Ferry; Willie of near Forsyth; Sam, of Forsyth; Berner and Bert, of Juliette, and three sisters, Mrs. Clyde Lunsford of Atlanta, Mrs. Emily Smarr and Miss Sadie Bowdoin of Forsyth. The funeral services were conducted at the home Monday afternoon by Rev. Marvin Green of Atlanta, pastor of the Flovilla circuit, and interment was in the cemetery of the local Methodist church. To the bereaved ones we extend our deepest sympathy in their hour of grief.

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Obituary of R. B. Bowdoin, Sr. as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated February 1, 1934.
     Mr. R. B. Bowdoin Sr., of near Juliette, passed away Saturday following a long illness.
     Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the graveside by Rev. King.

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Obituary of Mrs. Wright as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated February 1, 1934.
Boxankel News
     The many friends of Mrs. Will Etheredge was very sorry to learn of the death of her mother, Mrs. Wright. We wish to extend our sympathy to her sisters and brothers in their bereavement.

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Obituary of Elbert B. Bowdoin as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated June 16, 1938.
Bowdoin Funeral Is Held Saturday
     Funeral services for Elbert B. Bowdoin, 66, who died at his home in Juliette Friday were held at the Juliette Methodist church Saturday afternoon. He was a substantial and popular citizen and left a host of friends.
     Mr. Bowdoin is survived by his widow, who was Miss Ruby Lou McCord; one son, Marvin Bowdoin of Juliette; five daughters, Mrs. T. W. Rogers of Macon, Mrs. A. W. Galliher, Miss Lois Bowdoin, Miss Eleanor Bowdoin and miss Fay Bowdoin all of Juliette; two brothers, Charles Bowdoin of Macon and William Bowdoin of Monroe; and one sister, Mrs. Fannie Carrol of Columbus.
     Interment was in the church cemetery with A. M. Zellner, J. W. Walker, F. S. Peek, R. B. Giles, J. C. Dorsett and J. T. Bray as pallbearers. Arrangements were in charge of the Bramblett Funeral Home.
     (Note by submitter: died 10 June 1938)

A second article on the same page as the obituary gives the following survivors:
     Mr. Bowdoin was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bill Bowdoin, prominent and popular residents of Monroe county and had engaged in farming here practically all his life. He was one of the most prosperous planters and largest landowners of Monroe county.
     Besides his wife, who was the former Miss Rubie McCord, daughter of the late Clayton McCord and Mrs. McCord, who now lives in Atlanta, the deceased is survived by one son, Marvin Bowdoin of this city and five daughters, Mrs. Ted Rogers of Macon, Mrs. Gallagher and Misses Lois, Elna and Fay Bowdoin, of Juliette. One son, Elbert Bowdoin died several years ago from injuries received in an automobile accident.
     He is also survived by two brothers, Charles Bowden of Macon and William Bowdoin and a large number of nieces and nephews.

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Obituary of Ellen Bowdoin as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated March 12, 1915.
Juliette
     The remains of Mrs. Ellen Bowdoin, who died at the home of her grand-daughter, Mrs. W. E. Barfield, on the Clinton road, near Macon, Friday morning, March 5th, at four o'clock, after a week's illness with pneumonia, were interred in the family burial grounds near Juliette, Saturday. the funeral services were conducted at the home of Mrs. Barfield Friday night by Rev. Barrett, of Macon, in the presence of many friends and relatives. During the past several years, the deceased had been an invalid.
     She is survived by a sister, Mrs. J. L. Allen; two daughters, Mrs. Dr. W. F. Carroll, of Macon, and Mrs. A. A. Causey, of Hattiesburg, Miss.; and four sons, Mr. C. C. Bowdoin, of Macon, Messrs. R. B. and E. B. Bowdoin of this city, and Mr. William B. Bowdoin of Porterdale. She was possessed of many noble traits of character, and her death is deeply mourned by hundreds of friends and relatives throughout the state. To the bereaved ones, the deepest sympathies of this community are extended.

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Obituary of R. F. Letson as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated March 12, 1915.
Juliette: R. F. Letson
     The announcement of the death of R. F. Letson, of Forsyth, which resulted from a stroke of Paralysis, was received with genuine sorrow by the people of this section. Because of his genial, clever, affable ways, and excellent traits of character, Mr. Letson numbered scores of warm friends and admirers among the people of this community, who feel that in his death Monroe county has sustained an irreparable loss. Mr. Letson was well known in Jasper county, from which county he moved to Monroe a great many years ago, and in Jones county, and numbers of citizens of those counties have expressed keen sorrow at the bereaved ones, the people of this section extend their heartfelt sympathy.

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Obituary of J. Hiram Edwards as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated March 12, 1915.
Juliette: Mr. J. Hiram Edwards
     No recent death in Monroe county was more deeply mourned by the people of Juliette and vicinity that that of Mr. J. Hiram Edwards, which occurred at his home in Dillards District Monday morning, March 1st, at the advanced age of eighty or more years. Mr. Edwards was regarded by all of our people as one of the county's leading citizens, who possessed splendid traits of character, and never refused a helping hand to his fellow man, or to aid a noble or worthy cause. For many years, he was a Justice of the Peace in Dillard's district, and he ever discharged the duties of this office both capably and conscientiously. A large number of friends and relatives from Juliette attended this funeral services and interment. The sympathy of this section in extended in the bereaved name.

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Obituary of Eden Taylor, Sr. as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated March 12, 1915.
Juliette: Mr. Eden Taylor, Sr.
      A host of friends and admirers here of Eden Taylor, Sr., whose death recently occurred at the home of his son, Guy Taylor, near Lorane, in Bibb county, where profoundly grieved and shocked to learn of the sad passing away of that splendid Christian gentleman. No citizen of the county was more highly esteemed by Juliette people than Mr. Taylor, who before his removal to Bibb county, was numbered among the best known and most deeply respected citizens of the county. His interesting articles on the old time negroes that lived on his father's plantation in Monroe, when he was a boy were widely read and enjoyed by the people of this section. The heartfelt sympathy of the community is extended the bereaved more.

 

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Obituary of Amanda Menerva Hudson Watkins as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated January 23, 1934.
Mrs. Watkins Dies At Advanced Age
     Mrs. William Frank Watkins, one of the oldest residents of Monroe County, passed away at her home near Boxankle, Friday. She was an esteemed citizen of the community, and her death was due to the infirmities of age. She is survived by four step-children, Mr. Oscar Watkins, Mrs. Charles Merritt, Mr. Pierce Watkins and Mrs. W. A. Sams.
     The funeral and interment were at Providence church at High Falls on Saturday, the services being conducted by Rev. Black. The funeral arrangements were in charge of Bramblett Funeral Home.
     (Note by submitter: This is Amanda Menerva Hudson, d. 19 Jan 1934)

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Obituary of Anna Sutton Watkins as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated May 2, 1935.
Stroke Is Fatal to Mrs. Watkins
     Mrs. Anna Sutton Watkins passed away at her home near Forsyth Sunday night. She was 69 years of age and her death was the result of a stroke of paralysis which she suffered Thursday night. Mrs. Watkins was born in Monroe County, the daughter of the Hon. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Sutton, and has lived here all her life. She had been active in the affairs of Fairview church for a long number of years serving as the president of the Woman's Missionary Society for more than 25 years. Her husband, Mr. Z. T. Watkins, Monroe county planter died in 1932.
     Surviving are five children. Chief Ben T. Watkins, Macon, Mrs. Edwin Webb, Mr. Jas. S. Watkins, Drewry Watkins all of Forsyth and Miss Edna Watkins who teaches school at Adaline; one brother, Mr. J. P. Sutton of Forsyth and one sister, Miss Maggie Sutton of Forsyth.
     The funeral service was conducted Monday afteroon at Fairview church by Rev. A. W. Williams and Rev. H. D. Warick and interment was in the Forsyth Cemetery. There were many floral farings and many people from Macon as well as other sections attended. The pallbearers were Messrs. J. P. Ivey, W. D. Watkins, Frank Bowdoin, W. H. Etheredge, George Well and J. C. Corley. (Note by submitter: Pallbearer's names were mostly illegible.)

Another notice in the Monroe Advertiser - May 2, 1935
In Memoriam
     Mrs. Anna Sutton Watkins, the daughter of Hon. James Henderson Sutton and Josephine Phinazee was born in Monroe county on January 13, 1866. She attended the county schools in her early girlhood under such splendid teachers as Miss Maude Harris and Miss Emily Allen. Later she attended Monroe Female College, now the famous Bessie Tift. Her class was the first to graduate in the new college, the old one having burned. She graduated on July 2, 1884.
     Mrs. Watkins was married June 29, 1887 to Zachary Taylor Watkins, a prominent young planter of Monroe county. She spend her married life at the old home on Indian Springs road, where her husband was born and died.
     She was always a dependable and loving friend. She was always ready to serve and her attitude toward life may be expressed as follows: "That which makes human goodness, human greatness and human nobleness is self-forgetfulness, self-sacrifice."
     (Note by submitter: Anna Sutton, b. 13 Jan 1866, d. 24 Mar 1935 Monroe County, Georgia; daughter of James Henderson Sutton and Josephine Phinazee. Wife of Zachary Taylor Watkins.)

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Obituary of James Sutton Watkins, Sr. as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated January 1, 1953.
J. S. Watkins, Sr. Passes Suddenly Here on Tuesday
     Mny friends in Monroe county and throughout this section were saddened by the death of James Sutton Watkins which occurred at his home early Tuesday afternoon.
     A prominent dairyman, Watkins was a life-long resident of this county. He had wide family connections and a host of friends who are mourning his passing. He was a member of the Fairview Methodist Church.
     Funeral services held at the Ash-Dillion Funeral Home thursday morning at 11 o'clock with Rev. Leroy Smith and Rev. Adrian Warwick participating. The pall bearers were G. G. McMullan, J. C. Corley, J. P. Ivey, Wallace Waldrep, Will Etheridge and Frank Bowdoin.
     He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nellie E'dalgo Watkins, one son, James S. Watkins Jr. of Forsyth, one daughter, Mrs. J. C. Morcock III of Atlanta; two brothers, Ben T. Watkins of Macon and J. D. Watkins of Forsyth; and two sisters, Mrs. C. E. Webb Sr. of Athens and Mrs. H. B. Thompson of Alley.
     Note by submitter: James Sutton Watkins Sr., b. 24 Sep 1891 Forsyth, Monroe County, Georgia; d. 30 Dec 1952 Forsyth, Monroe County, Georgia)

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Obituary of William Frank Watkins as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated October 6, 1911.
Death of Mr. William Frank Watkins
     Mr. W. F. Watkins died at his home, seven miles from Forsyth on August 26th, after an illness of only one week.
     The deceased was about seventy-eight years of age, was born and lived nearly all of his life in Monroe county. He is survived by his wife and five children: Mr. Oscar Watkins, Mrs. Minnie Hawkins of Columbus, Mrs. Annie Merritt, Mrs. Eva Gay and Mr. Pierce Watkins, all of Monroe County. His brothers and sisters are Mr. Z. T. Watkins, Mrs. M. L. Ivey and Mrs. M. E. Evans of near Forsyth, Mrs. Martha Shepherd of Macon, Mrs. A. L. High of Perote, Alabama, and Mrs. L. V. McGehee of Columbus.
     Mr. Watkins was the son of the late Hon. Benjamin F. Watkins, who was a prosperous and highly esteemed farmer and one of the early settlers of Monroe county. "Uncle Frank", as he was called by so many, was an old soldier, having served during all four years of the war. While he was brave and faithful on the field of battle, yet as a true soldier of the cross of Christ, he gave his most earnest and living service covering almost the entire period of his life.
     He was true to what he considered his duty in all his friendships to his fellowmen. Few men have been as charitable and like the pastime of old, whom he tried to imitate, he felt that all the great God's ________ could enjoy no better luxury ______ ______ a brother was in need. (illegible)
     (Note by submitter: William Frank Watkins - b. 1833 High Falls, Monroe County, Georgia; d. 26 Aug 1911 Forsyth, Monroe County Georgia. Son of Benjamin Franklin Watkins and Lucinda Colley Tindall. Husband of (1) Sarah Francis Dewberry, (2) Elizabeth Ogletree; (3) Amanda Minerva Hudson.)

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Obituary of Augustus Allen B. Watkins as written in "The Monroe Advertiser".
Death of Mr. Watkins
     Mr. A. B. Watkins died Thursday last at one o'clock at the residence of his sister, Mrs. M. L. Ivey, near Fairview church after a protracted illness. Mr. Watkins was about sixty years of age and has resided in this county for many years. He was unmarried. The remains were interred at the family burying ground on Friday.
     (Note by submitter: General Augustus Allen B. Watkins, b. 1836 High Falls, Monroe County, Georgia; d. 26 Jan 1895. Son of Benjamin Franklin Watkins and Lucinda Colley Tindall.)

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Obituary of Zachary Taylor Watkins as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated October 20, 1932.
Watkins is Victim of Paralytic Stroke
     Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the family home near Forsyth for Zachery Taylor Watkins, 83, father of Col. Ben T. Watkins, chief of the Macon police department. The elder Mr. Watkins died at 2:3- o'clock Wednesday morning at home. He suffered a paralytic stroke at 10 P.M. sunday and never rallied.
     Rev. A. O. Baggarly officiated at the funeral services. Pallbearers were E. D. Rudisill, J. T. Stephens, George McMullan, Marshall Evans, Kimbell Zellner and Jeff Ivey.
     A large number of Macon residents and others from Monroe county were present at the services. The Macon group included many members of the police department. Interment was in the family lot in the Forsyth Cemetery.
     Mr. Watkins was born Sept. 21, 1849, the son of Benjamin F. and Lucinda Petite Watkins. He was born in the house where he died. He spent his entire life on the Watkins plantation about two miles from Forsyth.
     Mr. Watkins was engaged in farming and dairying all his life, maintaining an active interest in these enterprises even after his health was affected several years ago.
     There were 13 children in the family of Benjamin F. and Lucinda Petite Watkins. Of these only two survive; Mrs. Nora McGee, Columbus who is 87, and Mrs. Minnie Lee Ivey, Savannah, who is 81. In addition to the two sisters, Mr. Watkins is survived by his widow, formerly Miss Anna Sutton, of Forsyth; three sons, Chief Watkins, Macon; James S. and J. Drewry Watkins, Forsyth, and two daughters, Mrs. Edwin Webb and Miss Edna Watkins, Forsyth.
     (Note by submitter: Zachary Taylor Watkins - b. 13 Jan 1866 High Falls, Monroe County, Georgia; d. 24 Mar 1932 Monroe County, Georgia. Son of Benjamin Franklin Watkins and Lucinda Colley Tindall. (Lucinda's maiden name was Tindall. Her stepfather was Petite.))

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Obituary of Benjamin Taylor Watkins as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated January 7, 1960.
Last Rites Held for Chief Watkins
     MACON - Funeral services for Macon Police Chief Ben T. Watkins, 71, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mabel White Baptist Church, with the Rev. James Waters, the Rev. David A. Duck and the Rev. William W. Williams officiating. Burial followed in Forsyth City Cemetery.
     Serving as pallbearers were six officers from the Macon police department, J. F. Flynt, Carl G. Cain, L. B. McCallum, Glenn A. Epps, Ralph Gober and J. H. Knight, Members of the Macon police department and other groups with which Chief Watkins had long association sat in groups during the services. Also attended were past commanders of American Legion Post 3, the Optimist Club, officers and past officers of the 40 & 8, divan members and past potentates of Al Sihah Shrine Temple, the mayor and city council and a group representing the 48th division of the Georgia National Guard.
     Chief Watkins died at 6:40 a.m. Friday after suffering a stroke about 5:30 p.m. Thursday while at work in the City Hall. The sudden illness followed a busy work day that had included a year's-end meeting with police personnel and a conference with officers in charge of various branches of the police department.
     After collapsing in his office, he was rushed to a local hospital, but his condition grew progressively worse through the night.
     The Chief, whose full name was Benjamin Taylor Watkins, was born in Forsyth on June 9, 1888, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Zachary Taylor Watkins. He and his wife, the former Ethel Brown of Forsyth, made their home at 1045 Hendley Street in Macon.
     The veteran law enforcement officer was one of the few persons ever to be employed as police chief directly from a civilian, non-police position. When appointed by Mayor Wallace Miller in 1825, Watkins was farm lands inspector for Security Loan and Abstract Company.
     He served in both World Wars, receiving the World War I Victory Medal with Battle Star, the European Ribbon with Battle Star and the World War II Victory Medal and Army of Occupation Ribbon. Following the German surrender, he had served as chief public safety officer for the U.S. zone of Austria for two years.
     Before his discharge in 1947, he rose to the rank of colonel, and was retired with the rank of brigadier general from the National Guard in 1949.
     Known throughout the state, Chief Watkins had been president of the Georgia Peace Officers Association for six years. He was active in various local civil groups, and had held high offices in many of them. The Chief was a member of Cherokee Heights Methodist Church.
     Survivors include his wife; one son, Ben T. Watkins Jr. of Macon; two daughters, Mrs. Robert H. Malone Jr. of Macon and Mrs Douglas Moore of Albany; one brother, Joseph Dewry Watkins of Forsyth; two sisters, Mrs. C. E. Webb of Albany and Mrs H. V. Thompson of Alley and seven grandchildren.
     (Note by submitter: Colonel Benjamin Taylor Watkins - b. 6 Jun 1888 Forsyth, Monroe County, Georgia; d. 1 Jan 1960 Macon, Bibb County, Georgia)

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Obituary of Ethel Shields Brown as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated March 22, 1952.
Mrs. Ben T. Watkins' Funeral Held March 12
     Funeral services for Mrs. Ben T. Watkins, 71 of 1045 Hendley Street, Macon who died at her residence Sunday after two month's illness, were held in Memorial Chapel at 4 p.m. Monday. The Rev. David A. Duck officiated. Burial was in the Forsyth Cemetery.
     Pallbearers were Chief James F. Flynt, Chief L. R. McCallum, James R. Hammock, George W. Greir, Jr., Robert T. Bland, Jr., and Rev. Charles A. Swann.
     Mrs. Watkins, the former Miss Ethel Shields Brown, was born in Monroe County, the daughter of the late George T. Brown and the late Mrs. Ella King Brown. She attended the public schools of Monroe County and was a graduate of Bessie Tift College. She had been a resident of Macon for the past 40 years, moving there from Forsyth.
     Mrs. Watkins was a member of the Macon Peace Officers Auxillary and a member of the Daughters of the Nile. She was a member of the Cherokee Heights Methodist Church, a member of the Women's Society of Christian Service fo the Cherokee Heights Methodist Church and was very active in all church work.
     Mrs. Watkins was the widow of Chief Ben. T. Watkins, who was chief of police for the city of Macon for many years and while living in Forsyth he served as mayor.
     Mrs. Watkins is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert H. Malone Jr., Macon and Mrs. E. D. Moore, Huntsville, Ala.; one son, Ben T. Watkins, Jr. of Macon and seven grandchildren.
     (Note by submitter: Ethel Shields Brown - b. 23 Sep 1890 Forsyth, Monroe County, Georgia; d. 11 Mar 1962. Daughter of George T. Brown and Ella King.)

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Obituary of May Bell Brown Burns as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated August 7, 1932.
Services Held For Mrs. Burns
     Word of the death on Thursday night in a Macon hospital of Mrs. May Belle Brown Burns, of Macon, was received with shock and grief by her many friends in Forsyth. Mrs. Burns was born and reared in this city, the daughter of the late George T. Brown and Ella King Brown, and as a young woman, she, with her first husband, Ashley Outlaw, who died some years ago, was active in the work of the Sunday School and Church and in civic organizations. For years she taught in the First Baptist Sunday School here, and in Macon, she continued her work in the church and Sunday School. She was teacher of the Woman's Bible Class in the Vineville Baptist church, of which she was a member, and in almost a complete body the class attended the funeral of their beloved leader, which took place on Saturday. She was a graduate of Bessie Tift College.
     Mrs. Burns died Thursday night after a brief illness. Only a few days before she had observed a birthday anniversary. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday in Memorial Church, Macon, and burial was made in the family lot in the Forsyth city cemetery. The services were conducted by Dr. C. DeWitt Matthews and Dr. J. E. Sammons.
     Pallbearers were Dr. Spencer King, R. H. Malone, Sr., George Greer Jr., Wesley Marshall, J. S. Watkins, Jr., J. D. Watkins and Jack Burns. Honorary pallbearers were J. S. Watkins, Sr., Will Millican, Tom Jones and H. P. Fleming.
     Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Ben T. Watkins; a cousin, Dr. Spencer King, two nieces, Mrs. R. H. Malone, Jr. and Mrs. Douglas Moore and a nephew, Ben T. Watkins, Jr., all of Macon.
     Although she had made her home in Macon for a number of years, Forsyth still claimed her, and she had never ceased to love the town where the eirlier years of her life were spent.

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Obituary of Maude McCough Watkins as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated February 12, 1931.
Miss Maude Watkins Dies Suddenly Monday
     Miss Maude McCough Watkins, member of a prominent Monroe county family, died suddenly at her home about noon Monday. She had been an invalid all her life and was 35 years old at the time of her death. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Z. T. Watkins; two sisters, Mrs. C. E. Webb, Tifton, Miss Edna Watkins, Forsyth; three brothers, Mr. B. T. Watkins, Macon and Messrs. J. S. and J. D. Watkins of Forsyth. The funeral was conducted at the home Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock by Rev. A. O Baggarly, pastor of Fairview Methodist church, and interment was in the city cemetery.

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Obituary of Mrs. Clarence (English) Fambro as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated October 20, 1932.
Mrs. Clarence Fambro Dies in Warwick
     Mrs. Clarence Fambro passed away at her home in Warwick, Wednesday, September 28, at the age of 35 years. She was a native of Monroe county and leaves many friends to mourn her death.
     Mrs. Fambro is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pierce English of Macon; her husband; eight children, and one brother, Mr. Edmund English of Monroe county. Funeral services were conducted at Rocky Creek church Friday, and interment was in the church cemetery.

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Obituary of Pattie McMullan Gregory as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated January 1, 1953.
Mrs. T. A. Gregory Passes Sunday
     Mrs. T. A. Gregory, the former Miss Pattie McMullan, 71, died Sunday afternoon in Forsyth.
     Funeral services will be held in Paran Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. T. D. Johnson and Dr. P. F. Davis officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
     Survivors include two sons, J. C. Gregory and A. G. Gregory, both of Forsyth; two brothers, C. McMullan, of Columbia, S. C. and W. M. McMullan of Gray; one grandson, Alan Gregory, at Forsyth.

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Obituary of James Walter Fomby as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated January 1, 1953.
J. W. Fomby Dies At Home Here
     James Walter Fomby, 67, died Monday at his home in Forsyth. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Northside congregational Holiness Church, with the Rev. H. P. McDonald officiating. Burial will be in the Ft. Valley Cemetery.
     Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Phillips Fomby; three sons, Cecil and James of Forsyth and Frank of the U. S. Air Force; four daughters, Mrs. J. R. Motley, Tampa, Fla.; Mrs. Don Morris, Mineral Wells, Tex.; Mrs. J. E. Ryon and Mrs. Thomas Jones, both of Forsyth.
     Ash-Dillon Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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Obituary of Mrs. James T. Banks as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated January 31, 1895.
Death of Mrs. Banks
     Wednesday afternoon at her home near Johnsonville, Mrs. James T. Banks, calmly closed her eyes in eternal sleep. the death of Mrs. Banks was peculiarly sad. She was a bride of only one year, and was a young woman of many noble traits of character. Her death was a severe blow to her husband and deeply lamented by a host of loving friends. Rev. Mr. Timmcus conducted the funeral services Thursday. The interment took place at Greenwood cemetery.
     (Note by submitter: died 23 Jan 1895.)

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Obituary of William Oconius Wadley as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated Feburary 27, 1903.
William Oconius Wadley
     By the death on February 4, 1903 of William Oconius Wadley, Monroe county and Georgia was an ornament.
     Sterling worth and gentlemanliness made him a man who was respected; benevolence and h*** charity made him a friend to be desired; and steadfastness in his loyalty made his friendship valuable. Free of all pretense, he *** with men and with his won concience, thrifty and providence in thought and deed, one of natures own noblemen to whom no unworthy act was impossible.
     A father whose loving kindness.... (There is no more of this obituary.)
     (Note by submitter: b. 20 Jul 1851; d. 4 Feb 1903.)

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Obituary of J. W. Bowdoin as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated March 2, 1899.
     The subject of this notice, who was one of our oldest citizens, having reached the age of seventy-five or eighty years, died at the home of his son, Mr. Lee Bowdoin, near Bolingbroke on Wednesday morning.
     The death of the deceased was somewhat unexpected, he being sick but a very short time.
     Mr. Bowdoin spent the most of his life in this county, and was well known to the people, having filled the office of sheriff of this county during the war between the States.
     His remains were taken to the burial ground near Juliette for interment.
     Thus our oldest citizens, one by one are passing away.
     The Advertiser extends sympathy to those bereaved.
     (Note by submitter: died 1 Mar 1899.)

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Obituary of Rufus H. Watson as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated March 2, 1899.
     Mr. Rufus H. Watson departed this life on Monday morning at his home near Cabaniss after a brief illness. The deceased was reared in this county and had lived to a ripe age. He was well known and highly respected. His father was one of the pioneers of this county.
     His remains were laid in rest in the family burial ground at the old family homestead.
     He has left several children, numerous relatives and a large circle of friends to mourn his death.
     The Advertiser extends sympathy to the family in this hour of sad bereavement.
     (Note by submitter: died 27 Feb 1899.)

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Obituary of Ida Smith McCord as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated June 16, 1949.
Beloved Former Juliette Woman Dies at Age of 91
     Mrs. Ida Smith McCord died Tuesday night, June 7, in the Hughes Nursing Home for Old Women. Mrs. McCord had been confined to bed for over two years. She was 91 years old, and a member of the Juliette Methodist church.
     Before her illness, she lived with her daughter in Atlanta. She was loved by everyone. Everywhere she went she found friends and always made herself at home.
     Mrs. McCord is survived by two daughters, Mrs. E. B. Bowdoin, of Juliette, and Mrs. J. L. Nolan, of Atlanta; 11 grandchildren, Mrs. Herman Conn, Mrs. Jack Sweeney, Mrs. Doyel Bowles and Lowel Nolan, of Atlanta; Mrs A. W. Galliher, Mrs. Thomas Smith and Mrs. Frank Paulson of Juliette, Mrs. T. W. Rogers, Miss Marjorie McCord and Radisell McCord of Macon, and Marvin Bowdoin, of Juliette; ten great grandchildren, Mrs. Tom P. Howard, of Forsyth, Juanita and Howard Rogers, of Macon, Gaile and Leland Conn, and Elbert Bowles, Atlanta, Marvin Elbert Bowdoin amd Barbara Smith, of Juliette, and LaVerne and Roline Bowdoin of Elberton. She also had one great-great-grandchild, Randy Howard.
     The funeral was held at the Juliette Methodist Church and burial was in the Methodist Cemetery. The Rev. Clyde Blackstock officiated.
     Ash-Wilder Funeral Home was in charge.

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Obituary of James Lamar North as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated June 16, 1949.
Native of County Dies in Ashburn
     Ashburn, Ga. -- Funeral services for James Lamar North, 91, were held at the Ashburn Baptist church Wednesday morning, July 1, with the Rev. L. M. Spivey and Rev. A. W. Green in charge. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery.
     Mr. North was a native of Monroe County, where he resided at Colliers Station, and was for many years a member of Shiloh Baptist church there. His wife preceded him in death several months.
     Mr. North, who was one of Ashburn's oldest citizens, died Tuesday morning at the Tifton Hospital. He came to Ashburn in 1903 and was employed by the J. S. Betts Lumber Co. He served as coroner of Turner County for a long period of years. He was a good citizen and a devoted member of the Baptist Church.
     He is survived by the following..... (No more of this obituary was copied.)

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Obituary of Jane Francis Wright Dewberry as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated September 21, 1905.
A Good Woman Dies
     On Monday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. Harp, near Forsyth, Mrs. James Madison Dewberry passed softly into Heaven after an illness of several weeks with paralysis. And now the hearts of many friends who dearly loved this noble woman are sad indeed. Her beautiful and sweet character and charitable acts drew the love and respect of all. She was of one of Monroe's old and highly esteemed families. She was eighty-three years of age, and a member of the Baptist church. As a Christian, she was consistent follower of her Saviour's mandates.
     The funeral services were conducted at the residence by Rev. J. W. Tittle, who paid a touching tribute to her memory. the interment took place at the old Dewberry cemetery, Rev. A. S. Dix, officiating.
     She leaves several children and numerous relatives and friends in Forsyth.
     (Note by submitter: Jane Frances Wright (Fannie) - b. 1822 Georgia (1860 U. S. Census says 1830 birth year); d. 18 Sep 1905 Forsyth, Monroe County, Georgia. Wife of James Madison Dewberry.)

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Obituary of Antoinette C. Dewberry Alexander as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated April 1, 1920.
Mrs. Nettie Alexander
     Mrs. Nettie Alexander was born August 27th, 1853; died March 22nd, 1920. She was all her life identified with Monroe county. Her paternal and maternal ancestors, the Dewberry's and Wright's were all prominent Monroe county people.
     In early maidenhood she married John Locke Alexander, to whom she was a tower of strength in many ways. She was remarkable for industry, frugality and loyalty to her husband and children. Ever a gracious friend, while her social world was limited, she illustrated all the better characteristics of really true womanhood.
     She in early life joined the Methodist church and was ever a faithful consistent member. Indeed, she was in the exalted name a Christian; (Rest of obituary unreadable.)
     (Note by submitter: Antoinette C. Dewberry - daughter of James Madison Dewberry and Jane Francis Wright. Headstone gives year of 1855 as her birth year.)

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Obituary of Thomas J. Dewberry as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated July 4, 1929.
T. J. Dewberry Dies After Extended Illness
     Mr. T. J. Dewberry died at his home near Forsyth Monday night. He was about 72 years of age and had been in feeble health for a considerable length of time. Mr. Dewberry spent his entire life in Monroe county where he was engaged in farming and leaves many friends who mourn his passing. He is survived by his wife and one brother, Mr. W. R. Dewberry of Forsyth. The funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Baggarly and interment was in the Dewberry cemetery.
     (Note by submitter: Thomas J. Dewberry - b. 1858 Georgia; d. 1 Jul 1929. (Cemetery listing for Monroe County in their history book says 1926 which is wrong.) Son of Moses Jefferson Dewberry and Harriet Jane Oxford.)

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Obituary of Thomas Dewberry as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated November 5, 1925.
Mr. Thos Dewberry Dies in Atlanta
     News was received Wednesday of the death of Mr. Thos. Dewberry at the home of his daughter in Atlanta. Mr. Dewberry was about fifty years of age and lived in Macon and was visiting his daughter at the time of his last illness. He will be remembered as the son of Mr. William Dewberry of Monroe county and the family has many friends in the county who regret to learn of Mr. Dewberry's death. He is survived by his widow, two daughters and one son. The funeral will take place in Barnesville at ten o'clock Thursday morning.

Obituary of James L. Gardner as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated September 12, 1929.
Former Monroe County Citizen Dies in Griffin
     GRIFFIN, Ga. - Funeral services for Mr. James L. Gardner, who died late Monday as the result of a fall from an elevator shaft on which he was working, were held Wednesday morning from the First Methodist church. Rev. Horace Smith, pastor, assisted Rev. L. M. Latimer, officiated. Interment was in Oak Hill Cemetery.
     Mr. Gardner had been an employee of the Gresham Manufacturing Company here for twenty-five years. He was working on the elevator shaft in the new building being erected for Montgomery-Ward when he lost his balance and fell. He fell only eight feet but the fall proved fatal to his advanced age.
     He was the son of the late William Gardner and Sara Littlejohn Gardner, well-known residents of Monroe County. He moved to Griffin in 1892 and had made many friends here.
     He is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. A. L. Mehaffey and Miss Annie Ora Gardner, of Griffin; three sons, W. E. Gardner, of Cedartown, Homer Gardner, of Toronto, Canada; Julius Gardner, of Griffin; (rest of obituary not copied).

 

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Obituary of Belle Benson Ham as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated March 26, 1936.
In Memory of Mrs. Belle Benson Ham
     On February 4, 1936, a beautiful life was ended when God called from our midst to her heavenly home our beloved sister, Mrs. Belle Benson Ham. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Benson, and in 1921 was united in marriage to Mr. John W. Ham, who survives her.
     She was a devout member of New Providence Baptist church and ever took an active part in the social, intellectual and spiritual life of the community in which she lived.
     She was a devoted mother, loving, thoughtful daughter, and a good neighbor, her beautiful disposition winning for her friends wherever she went.
     Only 31 years of age and eight precious children so needing her tender love and careful guidance, it is hard for us to understand why she should be taken, yet beneath it all we know the wisdom and love of our Father God is directing and in Him we put our faith. A friend, Carrie Peyton.

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Obituary of Jesse Frederick Gardner as written in "The Southern Baptist Messenger (as found in Georgia Genealogical Magazine, Vol. 29, No. 1-2, pg. 110).
     Died, Frederick Gardner, (date not given). He was born in Cheraw District, SC October 28, 1801, and married there to Martha Fleming on November 29, 1821. They moved to Georgia in 1829 and joined the Primitive Baptist church in the summer of 1832. He was baptised by Elder Bossey at Shiloh Church, Monroe Co., Ga. and in 1853 moved to Scott County, Miss. and joined the Mt. Olive Church, where he preached. Reported November 1, 1860.
     (Note from submitter: d: 28 Sep 1860, Scott Co., Mississippi.)

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Obituary of Richard Gardner as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated January 17, 1929.
Native of Monroe County Dies at Louisiana Home
     Goggins, Ga. - Word has been received by relatives here of the death near Plain Dealing, La., of Mr. Richard Gardner, former Georgian, who was born and lived for many in this community. The parents of Mr. Gardner, the late Mr. and Mrs. Elijah Gardner, moved to Mississippi in the sixties in an ox wagon. En route one of their small children died and after burying the child by the side of the road, they continued to their destination, remaining there for one year, when they decided to return to Georgia.
     Afterwards, Mr. Richard Gardner went to Bellview, La., to join his uncle, the late Judge Dick Turner, judge of the superior court of Bellview circuit, with whom he made his home, and after the death of Judge Turner continued to live in Bellview, a small village near Plain Dealing, where he operated a general merchandise business. He had never married, but is survived by a sister, who resides at Sebastopol, Miss. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

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Obituary of Benjamin Randolph Gardner as written in "The Monroe Advertiser" dated February 22, 1934.
Mr. R. B. (sic) Gardner is Burned Fatally
     Mr. Benjamin Randolph Gardner, 60-year-old Atlantan, was fatally burned Wednesday morning at the country residence of his daughter Mrs. V. G. Turner, near Macon.
     Mr. Gardner was visiting his daughter and had arisen early Wednesday when his bathrobe caught fire as he stood before an open grate. His daughter extinguished the flames by smothering them with a blanket, but the burns proved fatal Wednesday afternoon when he died in a Macon hospital.
     For many years a prominent farmer and merchant in Monroe county, Mr. Gardner had resided in Atlanta since his retirement several years ago. Another daughter, Mrs. Guy Armstrong, was at the Turner home at the time of her father's death.
     Funeral services were held at the graveside in Cole Cemetery near Forsythe at 5:30 p.m., Thursday. Dr. J. Ellis Sammons, pastor of Vineville Baptist church, conducted the services. The funeral cortege left Hart's mortuary at 4:30 p.m.
     Pallbearers were J. B. Potts, E. L. Butler, R. K. Manley, J. K. Zellner, D. P. Zellner, and W. K. Rhodes.

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Obituary of Kate Cauthen Gardner.
Last Rites for Mrs. Kate C. Gardner Wed.
     Funeral services for Mrs. Kate Cauthen Gardner, 92 of Forsyth, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church near Milner.
     Elder C. L. Waldrop and the Rev. Edgar Pritchett will officiate. Burial will be in the church cemetery.
     Mrs. Gardner died Tuesday in the Monroe County Hospital after a short illness. She was a member of the Liberty Hill Church. Mrs. Gardner was daughter of the late Henry D. Cauthen and Sallie Coates Cauthen. She was the widow of W. T. Gardner. She was born in Henry County but had been living in Monroe County for the past 46 years.
     Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. J. K. Ellis of Griffin, Mrs. A. C. Willingham of Hapeville, and Mrs. J. C. Starr of Forsyth; five sons, Oscar W. Gardner of Atlanta, J. Frank Gardner of Marietta, J. Marvin Gardner of Hapeville, Dan W. Gardner and Wiley T. Gardner, both of Forsythe; two sisters, Mrs. B??? Blackmon, Jacksonville, Fla and Mrs. S. H. Lane, Atlanta; two brothers, S. A. Cauthen, Cedartown and J. E. Cauthen, Gadsden, Ala., 39 grandchildren and 63 great-grandchildren.
     The grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

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Obituary of Thomas Jefferson Gardner as written in "The Monroe Advertiser".
Funeral Services for Mr. T. J. Gardner
     Thomas Jefferson Gardner, 87, a well known educator of Barnesville, died in St. Joseph's Hospital in Atlanta Tuesday night, December 4.
     He was born in Monroe County, but had made his home in Barnesville for a long number of years.
     He taught in a number of schools in middle Georgia and at one time was county school superintendent of Lamar county. He was a member of the First Methodist Church.
     Mr. Gardner graduated at Emory at Oxford in 1902. He had attended every alumni meeting until this past year and he was not physically able to go.
     He is survived by several nieces, and nephews, J. P. Gardner, Mrs. O. J. Farmer and Mrs. Frances Suarez, all of Tampa, Fla., Miss Verna Dumas of Barnesville, Mrs. Irma D. Langford, Atlanta, Mrs. Durward Holloway of Thomaston, Mrs. Sessions Weaver of Jackson, W. E. Gardner of Griffin, Mrs. Annie G. Upchurch of Locust Grove; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Sara Gardner of Thomaston and Mrs. Etta Gardner of Tampa, Fla.; several great-nieces and great-nephews.
     Funeral services were conducted Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the First Methodist Church in Barnesville. The Rev. Sam Coker officiated. Burial was in the Shiloh Bapitst Church cemetery.
     Halsten Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Obituary of Thomas Battle as written in the 30 May 1883 issue of "The Wesleyan Christian Advocate".
The recent death of Rev. Thomas Battle of Monroe county removes one who, in some respects, was the most notable citizen of Georgia. Mr. Battle was born in North Carolina on the 14th of August, 1786. He moved to Warren county when seventeen years old. He joined the Methodist Church in 1819, and at the time of his death was the oldest preacher of that denomination in the United States. He was a skillful farmer, and his old-fashioned country home in Monroe county will long be remembered by those who enjoyed its hospitality. Mr. Battle lived under the administration of every President of the United States, and his descendants number four hundred, three of them being grandchildren of his grandchildren. (Submitted by Marcelle Bridgeman)

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Funeral Services For Ivan D. Johnson
     Funeral services for Ivan Durwood Johnson, 59, of Forsyth, were held last Friday at 11 a.m. in the Juliette Methodist Church with Rev. Gene Walton officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
     Mr. Johnson died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday night.
     Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Vivian Thurmond Johnson; one daughter, Mrs. Carl Moncrief of Flovilla; two sons, Floyd Johnson of Covington and Phillip Johnson of Atlanta; three sisters, Mrs. W.T. Takte of Atlanta, Mrs. J.J. Ussery of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Mabel Bowdoin of Charleston, S.C.; one brother, C.D. Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla.
     The pallbearers were Manuel Dias, John Abernathy, Emerson Poole, Roy Reeves, Francis Jackson and Davis Abernathy. (Submitted by Elaine M. Turk)

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Obituary of Andrew M. Shepherd as written in the 2 April 1909 issue of "The Monroe Advertiser"
DEATH CLAIMED MR. A. M. SHEPARD.
Mr. A. M. Shepard died at his home in this city Monday night shortly after eleven o'clock. He was seventy-nine years of age and had been in declining health for several years. He was an old Condederate soldier and had a splendid record for valiant service in the South's cause. Mr. Shepard had been a resident of Forsyth for about thirty years and was highly respected and esteemed by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife and three children, namely: Mr. I. M. Shepard of Blount, Mr. Collie Shephard of Macon and Mrs. A. S. Perkins of Vidalia. The interment was in Ebenezer cemetery Wednesday morning. Rev. George W. Griner, pastor of the Forsyth Methodist church conducting the funeral exercises. (Submitted by Ginger Perry)

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Obituary of Priscilla A. Bush as written in the 9 November 1882 issue of "The Barnesville Gazette"
     In Memoriam
     Sister E.M. Bush, wife of G.H. Bush, of Monroe county, Georgia was born June 9th 1847, married 12th July 1862, died 12th January 1873, after an illness of nearly four months duration; leaving a husband and six little children, and a large circle of relatives and friends sorely betrayed.
     Sister Priscialla A. Bush whose maiden name was Moye, was born April 7th, 1850, joined the C.M. Church at Fredonia in 1868, was married to Bro. Green H. Bush in 1873, and died in the full triumphs of the Christian faith September 1st 1882. (Note: On July 9th, 1882, Priscilla had twins.)
     Marvin Bush, daughter of Bro. G.H. Bush was born Dec. 12, 1870, and died September 20th, 1882
     On the same evening and nearly at the same time, little Vally one of the little twin infants who lay in the arms of its mother just nineteen days before as she shouted triumphantly crossing the Jordan of death, was also called home, with her sister Marvin to meet their mother in glory. Little Vally was born July 9th 1882. (Submitted by Lynn Cunningham)

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Obituary of James Robinson as written in the 28 February 1878 issue of "The Barnesville Gazette"
     Last Friday one of the oldest men in this section was buried. Mr. James Robinson, age 96 years, died at his residence near the line of Pike and Monroe counties. He was born while the American revolution was burdening this country. His father was a prisoner at some time during the revolution and escaped execution by the enemy, by escaping from prison. His sister was the mother of General Braxton Bragg, whose reputation is well known to most of our readers. The remains of Mr. Robinson were interred at Union church, near Gogginsville last Friday. (Submitted by Lynn Cunningham)

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Obituary of A. J. ZELLNER as written in the 7 January 1926 issue of "The Monroe Advertiser"   

A. J.  ZELLNER PASSES AFTER LONG ILLNESS Mr. Andrew J. Zellner, 81, confederate veteran, and member of one of the oldest and most prominent Monroe county families, died Sunday noon [January 3, 1926] at his residence in Forsyth after an illness of many months.  His father was Judge Ben Zellner, prominent figure in the early history of the county.  Mr. Zellner was a sturdy character and an esteemed citizen.  He was a member of the Primitive Baptist church, whose pastor, Elder W.W. Childs, of Yatesville, assisted by Rev. R. L. Bivins, of Macon, conducted the funeral at the Baptist church at one o’clock Monday afternoon.  He is survived   by his third wife, who was Miss Carrie Powers, two daughters, Mrs. A. T . Persons, Yatesville; Mrs. J. J. Ambrose, Dallas, Tex.; two sons, B. H. Zellner and R. O. Zellner, both of Forsyth, and three sisters, Mrs. W. A. Worsham, Culloden; Mrs. N. R. Chambliss, Macon; Mrs. Lillian Shipp, Cordele; two brothers, Wm. Zellner, of Forsyth and Wiley Zellner of Los Angeles, Cal.  Interment was in the family burial ground.
The above is copied exactly (including spelling, punctuation, and capitalization errors) as it appeared in The Monroe Advertiser on January 7, 1926.  It should be noted that the third Mrs. Zellner was the former Carrie (Mary Caroline) POWELL, instead of “Powers” as listed in the obituary.
(Obituary submitted by Michele H. Mills)

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Obituary of MR. J. M. CHAMBLISS, as Published in the Monroe Advertiser
June 30, 1911 Issue.
Mr. Chambliss Dies Suddenly.  The death of Mr. John M. Chambliss occurred at his home about three miles east of Forsyth at an early hour last Sunday morning.  Mr. Chambliss had been in declining health for several years, but his condition was not considered serious.  Sunday morning he had an attack of acute indigestion and death resulted before a physician could be summoned to his home.
Mr. Chambliss was sixty-eight years of age and unmarried.  He was born and reared on the place where he died and acumulated quite a snug little fortune and was regarded as the soul of honor in all business transactions.  He leaves a large family connection in the county.
The interment was at the family burial ground hear nis home Monday afternoon at three o'clock, the funeral exercise being conducted by Rev. J. W. Hunt. (Obituary submitted by Jane Newton)
                                                           

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Obituary of Mr. John W. Green as Published in the Monroe Advertiser May 3, 1901 issue.   (Some of this article is not legible)
A Monroe County Pioneer.  John W. Green died at his home in this city on last Thursday afternoon and was buried at his residence on Friday at [sic] o'clock.  Rev Duncan G. Mc------ officiating.
He was one of the oldest and highly esteemed residents of the county.  By all who knew him was respected for his high __ter and consistent life.  _ _ nearly all his intimate friends ahd preceded him to that __ land, expressions of regret offered by all when it was learned that he was gone.
Mr. Green was born ninety-two years ago in Lincoln county, Ga. As a youth of about seventeen he cast his lot with Monroe, _ _ more thatn three quarters of a century remained with us _ _owed the trade of a me---.
He was a devout man, quiet and for sixty years he was a _ _ member of the primitive Baptist Church.  In 1886 he _ _ Forsyth to make his home with his son, Dan H. Green, where he continued to live for fifteen years before his summons came.
_ _ the children who survived are Mr. D. H. Green, of [sic] , and Mrs Mary Leach  _ _ Jackson and Mrs. __ales of this county.
_ _ man has gone home.  (Obituary submitted by Jane Newton)
 

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Obituary of Mrs. I. E. Chambliss as published by the Monroe Advertiser issue of July 14, 1911. 
In Memory of Mrs. I. E. Chambliss.  On Monday morning, June 19,. 1911, the death angel visited the home of Mr. I. E. Chambliss at College Park, and bore away the spirit of his precious wife.
Death is always sad, but when it enters a home and takes away a devoted mother the shock is heart-rendering.
In the death of his wife Mr. Chambliss has lost his nearest and dearest friend, but he has the great consolation of some day meeting her in a bright home where there will be no more parting.
She bore her sufferings bravely.  All medical aid and tender care of loved ones could not keep her here on earth.  God saw fit to call her up higher to rest ever more with him.
She was thirty years of age, was the daughter of Mrs. Sarah Thurmond, born and reared in Monroe County, was married to Mr. Isreal Chambliss May 5, 1901, living happily together ten years, she was a devoted wife, a fond and loving mother.
She joined the Methodist church at eleven years of age, being a consistant member during the remainder of her life.
The body was brought to Forsyth Tuesday morning.  The funeral services being conducted by Rev. E. A. Ware at the home of her mother,  where a number of relatives and friends gathered to pay the last sad tributes.  The interment was in the Thurmond cemetery.
Those who survive her besides a heart broken husband and two small children are her mother and several sisters and brothers.
May the bereaved ones be conforted by our Savior who doeth all things well.
"Her stay with us was very brief,
Like pleasant dreams at dawn,
From which we wake with sudden grief,
To find the loved one gone.
They laid her where the sun may shine
and kiss the flowers to bloom,
to rest until the end of time."
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