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The Times Journal, September 3, 1942
Obit for Mrs. W. F. Butler from Times Journal:
Mrs. W. F. Butler Dies After Illness
Mrs. W. F. Butler, 68, years old, died Friday, August 28, at the home
of her daughter, Mrs. I. M. Smith, after an illness lasting three years.
She was a native of Dodge County and had lived here all her life.  She
was the former Miss Emily Coleman, daughter of the late W. C. Coleman.
She was highly beloved and was a faithful member of Bay Springs FreeWill
Baptist Church.  Funeral services conducted by Rev. Joe Frank Smith, were held Sunday
afternoon at Bay Spring Church.  Sacred hymns were sung by a quartet, W.
A. Giddens, Alton Mullis, Herman Horne and Carolyn Giddens.
Pallbearer were Ernest Harrington, Preston Harrington, Ivey Hendrix,
R. C. Coleman, Grover Thomps on and W. H. Hendrix.  Interment was in Bay
Springs cemetery with Pennington and Horne Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Butler is survived by her husband, W. F . Butler; one son, J. F.;
four daughters, Mrs. Annie Horne, Mrs. Etta Pruett, Mrs. Jewel Smith and
Mrs. Pearlie Jones; by two brothers, W. T. and Joel A. Coleman; by five
sisters, Mr. O. C. Rogers, Mrs. Jim Harrington, Mrs. Harrington, Mrs.
Monroe Rogers, Mrs. D. W. Giddens and Mrs. H. C. Hendrix; and by several
grandchildren.

The Times Journal,  Oct. 24, 1946
W. F. Butler Dies at Home of Monroe Jones
Mr. William Frank Butler , 78-year-old farmer of Eastman, Route 5, died
Saturday, October 19, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Monroe Jones, near
Plainfield.  Mr. Butler had been ill of heart trouble the past five weeks.
A native of Wilkinson County, Mr. Butler had resided in Dodge the past sixty-
five years.
Funeral services were conducted at Bay Spring Church Sunday afternoon at 4
o'clock by Rev. Joe Frank Smith.  Sons were rendered by J. T. and Willard
Mullis and Miss Frances Giddens, accompanies by Mrs. Jack Giddens.
Pallbearers were Donald Moore, Howard Faircloth, Hollis Smith, Charlie
Parkerson, John Williams and Ralph Lord. Interment was in the churchyard
cemetery with Pennington Company Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Butler is survived by one son, Joel Butler; and four Daughters, Mrs. R. L.
Horne, Mrs. E. H. Pruett,  Mrs.  I. M. Smith and Mrs . Monroe Jones; also two
brothers, J. I. Butler and Jack Butler.
As long as his health would permit, Mr. Butler was active in farm
work.  He was a good neighbor and friend and was well known throughout this
section.  Mrs. Butler preceded her husband to the grave many years
ago.

Additional Comments:
William Frank Butler was the son of John A.M. and Elizabeth Keel Butler, of
Bleckley County, who came from Wilkinson County, GA.


The Macon Telegraph 8-21-1981.
Obit from Macon Telegraph   Date of Death:  8-20-1981
Eastman-Mrs. Molly Rawlins McCranie, 90, died Thursday in a Dodge County hospital.  Services will be held at
3 p.m. today in the chapel of Stokes-Southerland Funeral Home of Eastman.  Burial will be in Woodlawn
Cemetery.  The Rev. Graham Bowen will officiate.
Mrs. McCranie, a lifelong resident of Dodge County, was a member of First
Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Helen Kennedy of Barnesville; three
sons, Bill Rawlins of Tucker, Talmadge Rawlins of Cadwell, and Hilton
Rawlins of McRae; five brothers, B.D. Parkerson, Charlie Parkerson, Theo
Parkerson, and Kermit Parkerson, all of Eastman, and Burnis Parkerson of
Plainfield; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
As per her death certificate, her name is spelled Mollye Louise
Parkerson.

Additional Comments:
Mollye (the correct spelling of her name) was the daughter of Isaac N. and Vienna P. Parkerson of Dodge County.

Obit from Macon Telegraph:
Mrs. I. N. Parkerson
EASTMAN-Funeral services for Mr. I. N. Parkerson, 81, who died at her
residence on Page Street early Tuesday will be held today at 4 p.m. in
the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Max O'Neal and the Rev. Bobby Moye
officiating.
Mrs. Parkerson, daughter of the late Mrs. and Mrs. W. D. Peacock, was
born in Dodge County on Feb.5, 1875.   She was a member of the First
Baptist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. C. W. McCranie, and Mrs. S. E. Bowen
both of Eastman, and Mrs. M. B. Burnett of Memphis, Tenn; seven sons,  W.
D Parkerson of Cadwell, Bartow Parkerson, Charlie Parkerson, Theo
Parkerson, Harry Parkerson, Kermit P arkerson and Burnis Parkerson all of
Eastman; four brothers, J. E. Peacock of Jacksonville, Fla., Math Peacock
and C. D Peaock of Eastman and the Rev. A. T. Peacock of Chadborn, NC; a
sister, Mrs. Mollie Brown of Eastman; 24 grandchildren, several great and
great-great grandchildren.


The Times-Journal, Eastman, GA

Friday, May 9, 1890
COLD IN DEATH.
The Brittle Thread Snapped and the Soul Took Its Flight.
Hon. Nicholas Rawlins is dead.  After a long and painful illness he
passed away from this life last Thursday evening, and was buried on the
following day, in the Rawlins private burying grounds, in the presence of
a large concourse of mourning, sympathizing friends.
Mr. Rawlins was sixty-six years of age, and had, at different time,
filled well and acceptably, many positions of trust and honor.  He was
elected in 1858, Tax Collector of Pulaski County , and was afterwards
elected Sheriff of the same county. In 1870-71, and also in 1880-81, he
served Dodge County ably as a Representative in the Georgia Legislature,
and to him our farmers, and the friends of the Alliance, are indebted for
many advantages and privileges they enjoy; but for his untiring efforts
and zeal, they never would have existed.
In the death of Mr. Rawlins, Dodge County has lost one of her noblest
defenders.  For more than a half century (for he was born and raised in
Dodge County) he has espoused the cause of our grand old county, and
never, until his tongue became paralyzed in death, did he fail to speak
her praised.---Dodge County to him, was a theme of which he never tired.
Being ever genial and whole souled, and an enthusiastic and zealous
worker for the interest of the farmers, he numbered his family by scores,
and many a mourner met around his grave last Friday evening, to pay their
last respects to his memory.  To the widow and fatherless children, who
ha ve thus been bereaved of husband and father, the Times-Journal extends
its heartfelt sympathy.  A shadow has been thrown over that once happy
household, that time only can remove.

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