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BEGIN  2ND   GROUP  OBITS   NOV.    2002  [38]

  2nd  Group Obits for November 2002    

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   December 22, 1960

 JAMES       TULLY       BRIDGER

 Funeral services for James T. Bridger, 80, were held Wednesday in Oglethorpe Methodist Church.  Rev. H. H. Sheppard and Rev. F. M. York officiated and burial followed in OGLETHORPE  CEMETERY.

 Nephews served as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers included: Hixon Guest, Billy Scovill, Bill Hunter, Leonard Ethridge, Ed Brinson, Johnnie Williams and Clay Williams.

 A retired farmer and resident of Macon County for 50 years, Mr. Bridger died Monday night in a local hospital after a long illness.

 He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Vera Peters; three daughter, Mrs. R. L. Brady and Mrs. C. J. Green, both of Oglethorpe, and Mrs. E. R. Jernigan of Hapeville; two sisters, Mrs. N. J. Nelson of Hawkinsville, Mrs. L. J. Green of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, C. B. Bridger of Jacksonville, Fla., and three grandchildren.

 Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: James Tully Bridger – Born November 25, 1880 – Died December 19, 1960 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Vera Peters Bridger [March 18, 1888 – Dec. 12, 1982


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 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Georgia    December 22, 1960

 MRS.      W.      A.      WATERS

 Mrs. W. A. Waters of Cordele, passed away Saturday night, December 17, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lester Hunter of Arabi.

 Funeral services were held on Sunday with the Rev. A. B. Hosea and Rev. Smith officiating, and burial followed in the ANTIOCH CHURCH CEMETERY.

 Survivors include her husband, W. A. Waters; two sons, C. A. Singletary and Rooney Waters, both of Montezuma; three daughters, Mrs. Lester Hunter of Arabi, Mrs. Ben Whittle of Cordele and Mrs. Esther Miller of Florida; 23 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

 [Note:  There is “a” Rooney A. Waters Born January 6, 1912 – Died Sept. 21, 1965 buried in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery in Montezuma]

[Note:  There is “a” Charlie A. Singletary Born April 17, 1896 – Died December 3, 1971 buried in Cedar Valley Baptist Church Cemetery near Montezuma]

These might be Mrs. W. A. Waters’ sons.


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 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.      April 25, 1963

 MRS.       ADA      MAE       VINING      MITCHAM

 Funeral services for  Mrs. Ada Mae Vining Mitcham, mother of M.  H. Mitcham of Montezuma, were held Thursday, April 18, in the First Baptist Church of Tifton.  Dr. Charles R. Standridge and the Rev. Eddie Allen officiated and burial was in the TIFTON CEMETERY.

 Mrs. Mitcham died in Tift County Hospital after a brief illness.  She was 81 years old.

 Survivors include two other sons, Wilbur Mitcham of Leesburg, and Alton Mitcham of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, WALTER  D. VINING of Meansville and ROBERT  H. VINING  of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Mrs. George W. Mallary, Sr. of Albany; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 Those from Macon County attending the funeral were:  Mrs. J. B. Morris, Mrs. James Maxey, Mrs. Carl Maxey, Mrs. Leslie Williams, Mrs. J. C. Kenney, Mr. And Mrs. James Fargason, all of Montezuma; Mrs. W. H. Martin, Mrs. C. E. Grace, Mrs. Harry Wood, Mr. and Mrs. John I. English of Oglethorpe; Mrs. Millard Childs of Ideal.


 2ND Group Obits for November 2002               April 25, 1963

 MRS.        MILES      WILLIAMS      [Eula  McKinney]    CROCKER

 Funeral services for Mrs. Eula  McKinney Crocker, 95, of Marshallville, who died Thursday afternoon, April 18, 1963 in Vidalia, were held Saturday at the graveside in the MARSHALLVILLE CITY CEMETERY with the Rev. Ted Bass officiating.

 A native of Texas, she was a daughter of the late Calvin McKinney and Nancy McKinney.  She had lived most of her life in Marshallville.

 She was a member of the Methodist Church and was the widow of the late Miles Williams Crocker.

 Surviving are three grandchildren, Mrs. Doyle Bedingfield of Dudley, Robert Jones of Monticello and Mrs. Frank Breese of Covington.

 Adams Funeral Home of Dublin was in charge.

 [Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in  “Cemeteries of Macon County” for Mrs. Eula Crocker.  HOWEVER, in Lot 150 which is a CROCKER FAMILY LOT, I find 4 Unmarked Adult Graves.  Also, I have found an obit for Miles W. Crocker Born ca. 1862 – Died November 7, 1935 @ 73 years of age.  See His Obit.

Evidently, Eula McKinney Crocker, wife of Miles Williams Crocker is buried in one of the Unmarked Adult Graves.] [Eula – Born ca. 1868 – Died 4-18-1963 @ 95 yrs]

 


 2ND Group Obits for November 2002    

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    April 25, 1963

 MRS.         EDMON   M.    [Pearl   Felker]     LAYFIELD

 Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Felker Layfield, 66, of Oglethorpe, were held Wednesday, April 24, 1963 at Whitewater Baptist Church.  The Rev. Homer Fowler and Rev. William Tribble officiated and interment was in PINE LEVEL CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers were:  Franklin Gentry,  Jewell Gentry,  Edwin Layfield,  Ray Odom, Wayne Layfield,  Cliff Smisson.

 Mrs. Layfield, who died early Tuesday morning at her residence after a short illness, was a life-long resident of Macon County.  She was a member of Whitewater Baptist Church.

 Survivors include her husband, Ed M. Layfield of Oglethorpe; six sons, Johnny Layfield, William Layfield and Willmon Layfield, all of Oglethorpe; Herman Layfield of Montezuma, Calvin Layfield and Carl Layfield, both of Columbus; four daughters, Mrs. Junior Cromer, Mrs. Ralph Stafford and Mrs. Clemon Odom all of Oglethorpe, and Mrs. Glenn Gentry of Marshallville; 24 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Sanders of Rupert; and a number of nieves and nephews.

 Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note:  Pearl F. Layfield – Born October 5, 1897 – Died April 23, 1963 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside her husband, Edmon M. Layfield [July 28, 1890 – May 31, 1971]

 


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 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.     January 16, 1964

 MRS.       W.     P.     [ Mabel  Fay  Wadsworth]     MIMS

 Funeral services for Mrs. W. P. Mims, 79, of Americus, who died Tuesday, January 7, at the Plains Convalescent Home after a long illness, were held Wednesday from Reese Park Chapel with the Rev. D. J. Blackburn officiating.

 A native of Macon County, Mrs. Mims was the former Mabel Fay Wadsworth, daughter of the late Dr. J. C. Wadsworth and Emily Murray Wadsworth.  She had resided in Sumter County since 1926 and was a member of the Leslie Methodist Church.

 Survivors include her husband, W. P. Mims; two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Bedenbaugh and Mrs. W. L. Hancock of Americus; one son, W. W. Mims of Oglethorpe; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 Burial was in OAK GROVE CEMETERY in Americus.


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 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   January 23, 1964

 TOM       WATSON       HOBBS

 Funeral services for Tom Watson Hobbs, 71, who died Thursday at his home near Reynolds, were held Friday in the Chapel of Goddard Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Sheppard officiating, assisted by the Rev. John Mangham.  Burial was in PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers were G. C. Hobbs, Walter Joe Hobbs, James Hobbs, Jack Hobbs, B. R. Dent, Jr. and Woodrow Hobbs.

 Honorary pallbearers were Wheeler Smith, Jake Moncrief, Jesse Wright, Kelly Bearden, John G. Simmons, Mack Miller, Morris Slaton, Clement Kiff, Bruce Jones, Thomas Perkins, Pat Murphy and Everett Hammock.

A member of PINE LEVEL CHURCH, Mr.  Hobbs  was a retired farmer and resided in Macon County.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Annie Brown Hobbs of Reynolds; two daughters, Mrs. George Matheson of Columbus and Mrs. R. E. Hale of Myrtle Beach, S. C.; two sons, Jimmy B. Hobbs and Tommy Joe Hobbs, of Reynolds; a brother, Owen Hobbs of Collins.

 [Note: Tom Watson Hobbs – Born September 1892 – Died January 16, 1964 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside his wife, Annie B. Hobbs [April 30, 1898 – July 1, 1978]

 


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 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    January 9, 1964

 JOHN     T.     BIVINS   [JR]

 Funeral services for John T. Bivins, 82, who died Saturday at his home in Henderson after a long illness, were held Sunday in PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH near Oglethorpe.

 The Rev. W. T. Hollis officiated and burial was in THE CHURCH CEMETERY.

 Mr. Bivins was a native of Talbot County, a retired farmer and a member of Whitewater Baptist Church.

 He is survived by his widow, [not named] ; two sons, J. L. Bivins of Henderson and W. A. Bivins of Atlanta; two daughters, Mrs. F. L. Howell of Oglethorpe and Mrs. J. E. Wells of Ellaville; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

 [Note: John T. Bivins [Jr.] – Born July 21, 1882 – Died January 4, 1964 is buried in Pine Level United Methodist Church Cemetery beside Maybelle B. Bivins [Born February 15, 1886 – Feb. 2, 1966]

 [Note: 1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census

BIVINS, John T., J.  38 m/w m’d ggg Rents

  Mabell [Brannon]   33  f/w m’d ggg

  Etherleen     dau.       8  f/w s

  John Lee      son        6  m/w s

  William H.   son        1  m/w s

1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census

BIVINS, John T., Sr.   68  m/w m’d ggg rents  [Not in Macon Co. Cem. Bk.]

  Mary              wife     66  f/w  m’d ggg      [Not in Macon Co., Cem. Bk.]


Note: There are 4 UNMARKED ADULT GRAVES next to Wm. Bivins, John T. Bivins, Jr. and Maybelle Brannon Bivins.  Could they be JOHN T.BIVINS, SR. & HIS WIFE, MARY.  ????


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.     December 1, 1960

 SOLOMON       FRANK       HOGG

 S. F. Hogg, 79 year old resident of Montezuma, died early Wednesday in the Macon Hospital.

 A life-long resident of Macon County, he was a member of Whitewater Baptist Church and Travelers Rest Lodge 65, R. and A. M.  He was recently awarded a 50 year membership pin in Travelers Rest Lodge.  He had served as Ordinary of Macon County for 25 years.

 Survivors include his wife, Lyda Rawls Hogg; one son, S. F. Hogg of Washington, D. C.; two daughters, Mrs. R. A. Shaner of Akron, Ohio and Mrs. Eddie Santoro of Washington, D.C.; one brother, J. C. Hogg of Beaufort, S. C.; two sisters, Mrs. J. P. Jackson of Montezuma and Mrs. W. H. Shannon of Gainesville, Ga.; seven grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home Thursday.  The Rev. J. C. Conoly and Rev. C. C. Edmondson will officiate.  Interment will follow in FELTON CEMETERY.

 Nephews will serve as pallbearers and Masons will be honorary pallbearers. 

[Note:   Solomon Frank Hogg  Born June 28, 1881 – Died November 30, 1960 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Lyda Rawls  Hogg [ May 14, 1887 – May 20, 1992]

 


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 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    December 1, 1960

 MRS.   JOHN   DAVID    [Callie  Kelley]     TARRER

 Funeral services for Mrs. Callie K. Tarrer, 66, were held Monday in Ideal Baptist Church.  Rev. H. H. Gregory and Rev. J. C. Conoly officiated and burial followed in IDEAL  CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers were Joel Wood, Malcolm Wood, Harry Wood, Charles Wood, Raiford Felker and James Kelley.

 Mrs. Tarrer, a member of the Ideal Baptist Church and Friendship Home Demonstration Club, died Sunday in a Montezuma hospital after a long illness.  She was a lifelong resident of Macon County.

 She is survived by her husband, John David Tarrer; a daughter, Mrs. Archie Hill of Oglethorpe; two sons, J. W. Tarrer of Ideal,  Horry K. Tarrer of Forest Park; four sisters, Mr. Henry Wood and Mrs. Lewis Wood, both of Ideal, Mrs. John Bray of Oglethorpe, Mrs.  Claude Felker of Dooling; three brothers, James C. Kelley and Raymond Kelley, both of Ideal and Willie B. Kelley of Savannah.

 Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Callie K. Tarrer – Born August 20,  1894 – Died November 27, 1960 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, John D. Tarrer [Jan. 22, 1895 – July 27, 1964]


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 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.     December 8, 1960

 DAVID       COLEMAN       RAGIN

 David Coleman Ragin, 53 year old resident of Montezuma, was drowned in Flint River approximately one mile north of Montezuma late Sunday afternoon.

 Ragin’s 12 year old son swam to shore following a boating accident, and then returned to the water and pulled his father to shore before going for aid.

 Ragin, a native of Houston County, had been a resident of Montezuma for 30 years. He was employed as a fireman at Warner Robins Air Base.  He was a member of the Montezuma Methodist Church and the Woodmen of the World Camp 440.

 Survivors include his wife, Opal Barksdale Ragin; three sons, David C. Ragin, Jr. of Decatur, Bobby Ragin and Tommy Ragin, both of Montezuma; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Mathews of Cedartown and Miss Martha Ragin of Montezuma; three brothers, Jack Ragin of Montezuma, Bill Ragin of Milledgeville and Hyman Ragin of Henderson; four sisters, Mrs. Carl Webb and Mrs. Harry Griggs, both of Perry, Mrs. Morgan Hancock of Macon and Major Alice Ragin, U. S. Air Force in Oregon and two grandchildren.

 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, December 6, at Montezuma Methodist church with Rev. C. C. Edmondson and Rev. C. G. Ward officiating.  Interment was in FELTON CEMETERY with Watson Mathews Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: David C. Ragin – Born November 25, 1907 – Died December 4, 1960 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Opal Mae B. Ragin [April 17, 1909 – March 21, 1973]


 2nd Group Obits  for November 2002

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   December 8, 1960

 MRS.    JAMES    ELBERT    [Margaret Harpe]     ANSLEY

 Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Harpe Ansley of Oglethorpe were held at the Oglethorpe Methodist Church Sunday afternoon, December 4, at Thomas and Rev. H. H. Sheppard officiated and burial followed in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

 Mr. Ansley, 87 year old widow of J. E. Ansley, died December 3, at the Americus and Sumter County Hospital.  She was a member of Oglethorpe Methodist Church, U. D. C., and the Oglethorpe Garden Club.

 Survivors include three sons, Rev. W. H. Ansley of Alma, Ga., A. W. Ansley of Sanford, Fla., J. E. Ansley, Jr. of Miami, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. D. L. Franklin of Atlanta; Mrs. Ella West of Columbus; Mrs. R. T. Taylor of Richland; one brother, Frank Harpe of Albany; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 [Note: Margaret Harpe Ansley – Born December 31, 1882 – Died December 3, 1960 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside  her husband, James Elbert Ansley [April 2, 1875 – Sept. 1, 1943]


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 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.      December 15, 1960

 MRS.          Z.        A.     [Laura   Peacock]       JOINER

 Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Peacock Joiner, 77, of Montezuma, were held Thursday at Watson Mathews Funeral Home.

 The Rev. Carl Ayers officiated and burial was in RED HILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY near Oglethorpe.

 Pallbearers were David Lacey, Jake Aronowitz. Mack Ham, Joe Lacey, Hude Smith, and John T. Bryant.

 Mrs. Joiner died Wednesday afternoon at the residence of her son, Thomas Joiner of Montezuma.  She was a member of Salem Baptist Church.

 In addition to her son, survivors include two daughters, Mrs. J. E. Crook and Mrs. Herbert Hurdle, both of Montezuma; three brothers, Roy Peacock and Clyde Peacock, both of Americus; Russell Peacock of Andersonville; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Joiner and Mrs. Docia Walker, both of Andersonville and Mrs. Nora Shaw of Norman Park and a number of grandchildren.

 [Note: Laura Peacock Joiner  - Born February 16, 1881 – Died December 7, 1960 is buried in Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery beside her husband, Z. A. “Buster” Joiner [ 1874 – 1934] See his obit.]


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 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.        December 15, 1960

 CHARLIE       FRANKLIN       BARRETT

 Funeral services for Charlie Franklin Barrett, 74, were held Sunday in the chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home.  The Rev. Otho Pirkle and Rev. C. C. Edmundson officiated and burial followed in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers were C. V. Riddle, Hastel Pike, Ernest Satterfield, Wiley Riddle, P. G. Poteet and Richard Johnson.  The honorary escort consisted of Carlton Jones, T. M. Baggett, Dr. C. P. Savage, Gene Taylor, Edgar Walker, Joe Lacey, J. S. Croxton and Monroe Crook.

 Mr. Barrett died at his residence Saturday after a brief illness.  He had lived in Montezuma for the past 31 years and was a retired farmer.

 He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Pearl Coltrane; five sons, William T. Barrett, Charlie Barrett and Clifford Barrett, all of Montezuma; Henry Barrett of Marshallville, and Albert Barrett of Preston; three daughters, Mrs. Tate Satterfield, Mrs. John Baggett and Miss Irene Barrett, all of Montezuma; one brother, Enoch Barrett of Cummings; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. 

[Charlie F. Barrett – Born January 19, 1887 – Died December 10, 1960 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Pearl C. Barrett [April 30, 1890 -  April 24, 1971]


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  December 15, 1960

 TOMMY      ALEXANDER      LAW

 Tommy Alexander Law, 63 year old Oglethorpe resident, died Saturday at a Montezuma hospital after a lengthy illness.

 He was a retired law enforcement officer and was later employed by the State Revenue Department.

 Survivors include his wife, the former Lilla Kelly; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Witt of Marietta and Mrs. Lois Athon of Perry; two sons, Thomas Law of Oglethorpe and Neal Law of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. Leila Odom of Perry and Mrs. Toby Odom of Montezuma; a brother, G. L. Law of Dawson and ten grandchildren. 

Funeral services were held Sunday at Whitewater Baptist Church with Rev. J. C. Conoly, Rev. U. W. Rollins and Rev. B. T. Peavy officiating.  Burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

 Active pallbearers were J. F. Williams, H. H. Reed, Woodrow Hobbs  J. C. Wadsworth, Jr. Clemon Odom and Kelley Bearden.

 Honorary pallbearers were Lewis Wood, W. T. Jolly, Roy Windham, Julian Webb, Clyde Ellison, Lawrence McKenzie, R. R. Beeland, Archie Hill, Maurice Slaton, Clarence Hair, Jackie Trussell, Ronald Rich, and Hugh Crook.

 Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Tommie A. Law – Born July 29, 1897 – Died December 10, 1960 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Leah Kelley Law [Nov. 25, 1902 – April 20, 1993] They were married December 12, 1920]


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 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   December 15, 1960

 HENRY       L.       MEADOWS

 Funeral services for Henry L. Meadows were held Sunday afternoon in the Ideal Baptist Church.  The Rev. H. H. Gregory officiated and interment was in RED HILL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers were James Robinson, Lucius Williams, J. W. Tarrer, A. B. Patterson, Reuben Williams and J. L. Turner.

 Mr. Meadows, 50 year old resident of Ideal, died at his home about noon Saturday from gunshot wounds which were apparently self-inflicted.

 He was an employee of the State Highway Department, was a resident of Macon County for 19 years.  He was a member of the Ideal Baptist Church.

 Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Emma Lou Dukes; three daughters, Mrs. M. P. Ray, Miss Mary Emma Meadows, and Miss Christine Meadows, all of Ideal; two sons, Henry L. Meadows, Jr., of Ideal and H. C. Meadows of Oglethorpe; a brother, Willie Meadows of Wichita Falls, Texas and one grandchild.

 Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note:  Henry L. Meadows – Born February 10, 1910 – Died December 1960 is buried in Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery between two Adult Unmarked Graves]

 


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 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  December 15, 1960

 JASPER       NEWTON       WILLIAMS

 Funeral services were held from Reese Park Chapel in Americus Monday for Jasper Newton Williams, 86, who died Saturday night at the Americus and Sumter County Hospital.

 Rev. M. C. Gardner of Americus and Rev. Charles e. Hood of Whitmire, S. C., officiated.

 Mr. Williams who resided in Andersonville until last year, is survived by two daughters, Mrs. L. C. Law of Montezuma and Mrs. C. L. Brooks of Tallahassee, Fla.; three sons, Jasper Williams of Americus, Paul Williams of Andersonville and Gibson Williams of Whitmire, S. C.; three brothers, L. P. Williams of Augusta, C. e. Williams of Ellaville and E. L. Williams of Americus; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Heath of Ellaville and Mrs. Estelle Heath of Alexandria, Va.,; also a number of nieces and nephews, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

 Burial was in ANDERSONVILLE CEMETERY near the Log Church in Downtown Andersonville.

 [Note: Jasper N. Williams - Born December 18, 1873 – Died December 2, 1960 is buried in Andersonville Cemetery beside Elizabeth H. Williams [March 6, 1878 – Aug. 14, 1928]

 


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 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    January 3, 1963

 ROBERT       C.       GREENE

 Funeral services for Robert C. Greene, 70 of Ideal, who died Tuesday at a local hospital will be held Thursday at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church in Reynolds.  The Rev. John Mangham will officiate.  Burial will be in IDEAL CEMETERY.

 Mr. Greene was a Deacon of the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church.  He was a native of Macon County.

 Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Clemmie Lockwood Greene; six sons, Wilbur W. Greene of Butler; Raymond and Martin Ray Greene of Oglethorpe; George B. Greene and Morgan Greene of Ideal and Robert Lewis Greene of Perry; one daughter, Mrs. Monroe Layfield, Jr. of Ideal, 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six brothers, W. L. Greene of Americus; George S. Greene of Oglethorpe, J. Ruben Greene of Florida; Howard J. Greene and John Thomas Greene of Ellaville and Emory Y. Greene of Perry; four sisters, Mrs. Pearl Gilmore of Macon, Mrs. L. R. Justice of Ellaville; Mrs. R. A. McLendon and Mrs. Joe McLendon, both of Oglethorpe.

 Watson-Mathew Funeral Home of Montezuma is in charge.

 [Note: Robert C. Greene – Born 1892 – Died 1963 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside  Clemmie L. Greene [1892 – 1972]

 


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 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  January 10, 1963

 HARVEY     JACKSON     GILMORE

 Harvey Jackson Gilmore of Americus, died at his home Thursday morning, January 3, 1963 after an extended illness.  Funeral services were conducted Friday from Reese Park Chapel with interment in MEMORIAL GARDEN CEMETERY in Americus.

 Surviving are his wife, the former Ethel McCarty of Ideal, two daughters, four sons, four sisters and fifteen grandchildren.

 [Note: 1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census]

MC CARTY, James E.         49 m/w m’d o/m ggg  Ideal Cem.

  Willie Beulah [Brooks]      46  f/w m’d ggg Ideal Cem.

  Euland I.      son                  24  m/w s ggg Ideal Cem.

  William Clyde  son             23  m/w s ggg  Little Bethel Prim Bapt. OBIT                 **  ETHEL          dau.                 19  f/w s ggg

  Bulah            dau.                 16  f/w s ggg

  Carrie           dau.                 13  f/w s ggg

  Brooks          son                  10  m/w s ggg

  Tom W.        son                    8  m/w s ggg

  Mary A.        dau.                   7  f/w s ggg

 


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 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   January 10, 1963

 ROY      T.       ABBOTT

 Funeral services for Roy T. Abbott, 57, who died Friday at his residence, were held Sunday at the First Baptist Church.  The Rev. C. G. Ward and the Rev. H. J. Coleman, pastor of Midway Baptist Church of Barnesville, officiated.  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORYAL PARK CEMETERY

 Pallbearers : Cleve Mitchell, Douglas Griggers, Jr., Royce Singleton, Harold Parks, Ennis Crowe, Edmond Layfield, Cliff Bowen and Jimmy Jones.

 Mrs. Abbott, a retired knitter and a member of Midway Baptist Church of Barnesville, died after an extended illness.  He was a native of Lamar County, but had lived in Montezuma about 40 years.

 Survivors include his widow, the former Algie Hill of Montezuma; one son Thomas Gerald Abbott of Montezuma; three brothers, Jack Abbott and Sandy Abbott, both of Barnesville and Julius L. Abbott of Griffin; two sisters, Mrs. Luther Brooks and Miss Minnie Abbott, both of Griffin; one grandson, Chris Abbott of Montezuma.

 Watson – Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note:  Roy T. Abbott – Born May 11, 1905 – Died January 4, 1963 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife,  Algie Hill Abbott [May 2, 1910 – March 14, 1982]

 


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 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  January 10, 1963

 MRS.   ZACHARIAH   MONROE   [Jessie  Mae  Bell ]   PASSMORE,  SR.

 Mrs. Jessie Mae Bell  Passmore, 66, of Oglethorpe, died Friday, January 4, at the Americus Sumter County Hospital after an extended illness.

 Funeral services were held Sunday at PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH with the Rev. W. J. Childree and the Rev. David Page officiating.  Burial was in the PLEASANT GROVE CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers included J. M. Slaton, Wheeler Smith, Johnny Simmons, Robert Jones, Hugh Slaton, Sid Crook, Robert Hall and Marvin McCarty.

 Mrs. Passmore was a native of Macon County and had lived here all her life.

 Surviving are her husband, Monroe Passmore of Oglethorpe; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Crook of Americus and Mrs. J. V. Hammond of Hapeville; three brothers, Joe Bell of Andersonville, W. D. Bell of Warner Robins and Claude Bell of Jacksonville, Fla., one sister, Mrs. E. N. Goodroe of Thomaston; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in Charge of Arrangements.

 [Note: Jessie M. Passmore [ Born 1896 – Died 1963 is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery beside her husband, A. Monroe Passmore,[Sr.] [1887 - 1963

 


 2nd Group Obits for November  2002

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    January 17, 1963

 MRS.     WILLIAM    SAM   [Myra  Ophelia  Hankinson]   Hines

 Funeral services for Mrs. W. S. Hines, 75, who died Wednesday, January 9, at a Montezuma hospital after a long illness, were held Thursday at the Ideal Baptist Church.

 The Rev. H. H. Gregory, pastor, and the Rev. Otho Pirkle officiated and burial was in MT. ZION BAPTIST CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers were David Childs, Billy Childs, James Robinson, Howard Park, Donald Massey and Fred Gilbert.

 The Honorary Escort was composed of Marvin Etheridge, Lewis Barfield, Dr. C. P. Savage, G. C. Gilbert, C. G. Wood, J. F. Felker, W. T. Jolly, Clyde Gilbert, Harvey McCarty, M. G. Childs, G. C. Chapman, Leonard Etheridge, T. O. Webb, A. L. Fowler, W. L. McClung and Charlie Oliver.

 Mrs. Hines had resided in Ideal for the past eleven years, and was a member of the Ideal Baptist Church.  She was the daughter of the late James L. and Susie Barfield Hankinson.

 Survivors include one son, J. C. Hines of Oglethorpe; six daughters, Mrs. E. L. Layfield, Mrs. J. B. Hines, Mrs. J. H. Dominy, Mrs. F. M. Dominy and Mrs. Reuben Williams, all of Ideal, and Mrs. Gladys H. Tate of Dublin; three brothers, R. D. Hankinson of Thomaston; 24 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note:  Myra Ophelia Hines – Born 1887 – Died 1963 is buried in Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery beside her husband, William Sam Hines [1880 – 1946] See his Obit     

 


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 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   January 17, 1963

 MRS.   A.       J.      [Lula   Peters]    GREEN

 Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Peters Green, 78, widow of A. J. Green were held in the Southside Baptist Church in Thomaston, Wednesday.

 Mrs. Green, a native of Macon County, was killed instantly Monday evening when the car in which she was riding was struck by a truck.  She was accompanying some friends to a church service and the car was hit as it turned into the church grounds.

 Mrs. Greene is survived by one son, Fred Green of Thomaston; four grandchildren of Thomaston; two sisters, Mrs. J. T. Bridger of Oglethorpe and Miss Sara Peters of Rupert and two brothers, Enock Peters of Rupert and Walter Peters of Thomaston.  A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

 Burial was in a THOMASTON CEMETERY.


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   January 24, 1963

 ABNER     H.      HAMBRICK

 Funeral services for Abner H. Hambrick, 75, who died Wednesday, January 16, 1963 in a Montezuma hospital after a long illness, were held Friday in the County Line Baptist Church in Macon County with Elder Waldrop and Elder J. W. Hartley officiating.  Burial was in the COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

 A native of Macon County, Mr. Hambrick was a retired farmer and a member of Prosperity Baptist Church.

 Surivors include his widow; [not named] five daughters, Mrs. A. C. Taylor of Hickory, N.C., Mrs. Sara Beavers of Fort Valley, Mrs. Ray Bowen and Mrs. Linward Carroll, both of Perry and Mrs. Marvin Moore of Unadilla; a son Mitchell Hambrick of Marshallville two brothers. C. E. Hambrick of Unadilla and I. S. Hambrick of Albany; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 [Note: Abner R. Hambrick – born August 27, 1888 – Died January 16, 1963 “Daddy” is buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery beside his wife, Agnes R. Hambrick [Nov. 26, 1894 – Aug 29, 1976] “Mama” also buried beside, Lena Rivers, wife of A. R. Hamrick [Aug. 28, 1887 – Feb 27, 1912]

 [Note: The Obit says Abner H. Hambrick – The Macon Co., Cem. Book says Abner R. Hambrick]

 [Note:  CARD OF THANKS in the January 24, 1963 C & G from THE FAMILY OF ABNER R. HAMBRICK.]

 


2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  January 24, 1963

 JESSE     M.     KENNEDY 

 Funeral services for Jesse M. Kennedy, 87, were held Monday from the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.  The Rev. H. H. Sheppard and Rev. Lloyd Seiler officiated and burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers – not copied.

 Mr. Kennedy died Sunday morning at a nursing home after a long illness.  He was a native of Macon County, but had resided in Savannah for 40 years, having returned here a year ago.

 He was a retired railroad conductor with the Savannah-Atlanta Railroad, with whom he served 60 years.  He was a member of the Order of Railway Conductors and the BPOE.  He was a member of Corinth Methodist Church.

 Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Sara K. Scoville of Oglethorpe; one brother, E. C. Kennedy of Fayetteville; one sister-in-law, Mrs. E. R. Kennedy of Oglethorpe; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Jesse M. Kennedy – Born January 4, 1876 – Died January 20, 1963 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery]

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  January 24, 1963

 JAMES     T.     BENFORD

 James T. Benford, 71, died suddenly shortly after noon Sunday at his home, 109 Hillside , Albany, Ga.  He and Mrs. Benford celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary Saturday with a family gathering.  He had been a resident of Albany since 1942.  He was a member of the Albany Primitive Baptist Church.

 Survivors include his wife, who before her marriage was Miss Janie Cromer of Macon County , Ga.; three daughters, Mrs. M. E. Arrington of Montezuma, Mrs. R. E. Robinson and Mrs. Ruby Bullard, both of Albany; four sons; James E. Benford of DeLand, Fla., John R. Benford, Grady C., Benford, and Herbert F. Benford, all of Albany; three sisters; Mrs. Lizzie Edmondson of Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Herbert Ireland of Ashburn and Mrsa. Ida English of Plains, Ga.; three brothers; Riley Benford of Oglethorpe, HGerman Benford of Texas and Robert Benford of Germany; 22 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

 Burial in RIVERSIDE CEMETERY in Albany.

  


2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   February 7, 1963

 MRS.   J.    W.   [ Julia  T. ]    SEWELL

 Mrs. Julia T. Sewell, 81, of Oglethorpe, died at a Montezuma hospital Thursday night.  She had been in failing health for several years.

 Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon from Cedar Valley Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Otho Pirkle and Rev. Homer Fowler officiating.  Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY.

 Grandsons of the deceased served as pallbearers.

 Mrs. Sewell had lived in Oglethorpe for 40 years, moving there from Cummings, Ga.  She was the widow of J. W. Sewell and a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church.

 Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Morris Singleton and Mrs. Jack Ragan, both of Montezuma, and Mrs. David English of Oglethorpe; two sons, Paul W. Sewell of Cordele and J. Hoyt Sewell of Albany; one sister, Mrs. Nettie Aaron of Cummings; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in Felton Cemetery for Mrs. Julia T. Sewell  b. ca. 1882  Died February 1,  1963, HOWEVER, I do find an obit dated February 19, 1931 for Annie Ruth Sewell b. ca. 1914 d. Feb. 1931, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sewell] There is NOT a marked grave for her, at least not that I have found]

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 7, 1963

 MRS.  STOKIE   [Clara ]     WISHAM

 Funeral services for Mrs. Stokie Wisham, 75, of Oglethorpe, who died Sunday in a Montezuma hospital after a short illness, were conducted Monday from the LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH.  The Rev. W. R. Lawhorn officiated and burial was in the CHURCH CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers were July Webb, Sr.; I. P. Cox, Reuben Odom, Lewis Wood, Harry Wood and Jake Moncrief.

 A lifelong resident of Macon County, Mrs. Wisham had made her with Mrs. John Bray in Oglethorpe for the past four years.  She was a member of Little Bethel Church.

 Survivors include a half-sister, Mrs. Fannie Wise of Jacksonville, Fla.; a niece, Mrs. Otis R. Cox of Warner Robins; three nephews, D. R. McGlamory of Americus, Coley Wisham of Marshallville and Clyde Wisham of Richland.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Clara Wisham – Born 1886 – Died 1963 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery]

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 7, 1963

 MRS.  W.   A .   HARVILL

 Mrs. W. A. Harvill,   mother of Dan O. Harvill of Oglethorpe, died Sunday afternoon, February 3, after several weeks illness.

 Funeral services for Mrs. Harvill, who would have been 84 years old Friday, were conducted Monday from the Conyers Methodist Church.  Interment was in WESTVIEW CEMETERY in Atlanta.

 Survivors include three other sons, T. B. Harvill of Conyers, Richard E. Harvill of Griffin and J. S. Harvill of Charleston, S.C.; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth H. Wood of Conyers, Mrs. L. E. Brady of Decatur and Mrs. Baker Stewart of Covington; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

 Harry L. White Funeral Home of Conyers was in charge of arrangements.

 


2nd Group Obits for November 2002

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   February 14, 1963

JAMES      HENRY      BODREY

Funeral services for James Henry Bodrey, 54, were held Thursday, February 7, at Whitewater Baptist Church.  The Rev. Homer Fowler officiated and interment was in ODOM’S  FAMILY  CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were T. J. Harris, Jake Moncrief, L. W. Cromer, Roy E. Cromer, John E. Cromer and J. W. Cromer.

 

Mr. Bodrey died Wednesday at his home near Miona Springs apparently of a heart attack.  He was a farmer and a member of Whitewater Baptist Church.  He was a native of Dooly County but had resided in Macon County 40 years.

 

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ida S. Bodrey of Oglethorpe; two sons, James B. Bodrey of Perry and Jack Bodrey of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. Lessie Odom of Pottersville; three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in Odom Family Cemetery for James Henry Bodrey BUT there are many UNMARKED GRAVES in that cemetery.]

[Note; James Henry Bodrey – Born about  1909 – Died February 6, 1963

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 14, 1963

 

GERALD     FRANKLIN     JONES

 

Final rites for Gerald Franklin Jones,  29, of Vero Beach, Fla., were conducted Tuesday from LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH near Ideal with the Rev. W. R. Lawhorn and Rev. Walter Jones officiating.  Interment was in the CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were Marvin McCarty, Harold McCarty, Clinton Holloway, Gene Layfield and Tom Fowler.

 

Mr. Jones was killed instantly early Saturday night in an auto-train accident in Clewiston, Fla.  Two other men also died in the accident.

 

The son of Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Jones of Ideal, the deceased was born and reared in Macon County and was graduated from Ideal High School in 1949.  He had lived in Vero Beach for five years and was associated with a brother in the lime business.

 

He was a member of the Little Bethel Baptist Church and a veteran of the Korean conflict.

 

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gerald [Teeny] Jones; his parents; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ed McCarty; six brothers, Earl Jones of Vero Beach, S. R. Jones of Montezuma, O. E. Jones of Ideal, Herbert T. Jones of Fort Valley, M. L. Jones of Oglethorpe and Bruce Jones of Reynolds; five sisters, Mrs. Ed Moore of Atlanta, Mrs. Marvis Chapman of Ideal, Mrs. H. H. Hedrick of Albany, Mrs. Harry Lyttle of Iowa, and Mrs. Harry Johnston of Claxton.

 

Watson-Mathew Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  Gerald Frank Jones – Sp/5 U.S.Army Korea - - Born November 24, 1932 – Died February 9, 1963 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery  beside his parents, Seaborn Oscar Jones [1885 – 1973] Obit & Beaulah McCarty Jones [1904-1965]

 

[Note: OOOPS !!!   The Death Date for Gerald Frank Jones is INCORRECT in the “Cemeteries of Macon County”  It reads 1953 & it should read 1963]

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    February 21, 1963

 

MRS.      CLYDE     A.    [Pearl     Jones]     MASSEY

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Jones Massey, 64, were held Tuesday, February 19, 1963 from the First Baptist Church of Montezuma, with the Rev. Otho Pirkle officiating.  Interment was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

 

Serving as pallbearers were Billy Peaster, Travis Peaster, Edward Layfield, Edwin Lockerman, Edwin Davis and G. W. Walls.

 

Mrs. Massey died Monday morning in a local hospital after a long illness.  She was the daughter of the late Lee and Laura Hill Jones, a life long resident of Macon County and a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church.

 

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marvin Beard of Montezuma; four sons, George W. Massey and Arthur Lee Massey, both of Montezuma, William Thomas Massey of Perry and Alfred Massey of Byron; one sister, Mrs. Jim West of Nashville, Ga.; 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

 

Reese Park Funeral Chapel of Americus was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Pearl J. Massey – Born September 3, 1898 – Died February 18, 1963 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her son, Arthur Lee Massey SN U.S.Navy  Korea [Sept. 8. 1932 – Jan. 25, 1992] See his obit –

 

[Note:   OOOOPS !!!! The Death Date for Pearl Jones Massey is INCORRECT in the “Cemeteries of Macon County” Book.  It reads 1962 – It should read, 1963]

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 21, 1963

 

MRS.     JAMES     GENERAL  [Mary  Caskey]   LAW

 

Mrs. Mary Caskey Law, 60, of Oglethorpe died unexpectedly Thursday, February 14, 1963.  She was a native of Sumter County, but had lived in Oglethorpe for the past several years.  She was a member of Rylander Methodist Church in Sumter County.  Mrs. Law was the widow of the late James General Law, who died about two months ago.  She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services were held Friday from Reese Park Chapel with the Rev. C. D. Justice and Rev. Benton W. Taylor officiating.  Interment was in RED  HILL CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were Bill Powell, Alex Davis, Carl Stafford, D. H. Brown, Buddy Brown and Martin Law.

 

Reese Park Chapel of Americus was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in Red Hill Cemetery in Macon County. For either Mrs. Mary Caskey Law  Born about 1903 – Died February 14, 1963 or her husband, James General Law who would have died in late, 1962 per this obit.]

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 21, 1963

 

JAMES       WILLIAM       BROWN   

  

                         &

 

MRS.  JAMES   WILLIAM  [ Merita  Howell ]   BROWN

 

Double funeral services for Mrs. Merita H. Brown, 18, of Montezuma, and James W. Brown, 24 of Ellaville, whose deaths occurred early Monday night near Ellaville, will be held Thursday afternoon from CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH.  The Rev. Otho Pirkle and Rev. Benton Taylor will officiate and interment will be in the CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

Mrs. Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. K. Howell of Montezuma, attended the local schools and at the time of her death was employed at the Manhattan Shirt Co., in Americus.

 

She is survived by her parents; a son, Jackie Brown; two sisters, Mrs. Jeanette Sterett of Americus and Miss Reba Howell of Montezuma; two brothers, Clark B. Howell of Cordele and Randy Howell of Montezuma; maternal grandmother, Mr. J. M. Philmon; and paternal grandmother, Mrs. J. S. Howell of Conyers.

 

Mr. Brown is survived by a son, Jackie Brown; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cleve I. Brown of Ellaville; and four brothers.

 

[Note:  Merita H. Brown – Born July 3, 1944 – Died February 18, 1963 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside her husband, James Williams Brown – Born November 21, 1938 – Died February 18, 1963]

 


 

2nd Group  Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   February 28, 1963

 

MRS.     W.    S.    [Elma  Roberts]   JOHNSON

 

Funeral services for Mrs. W. S. Johnson, 86, who died at her residence Saturday afternoon, February 23, 1963 were held Sunday in the Montezuma Methodist Church with burial in the PINEHURST CEMETERY.

 

Mrs. Johnson was the former Elma Roberts of Byromville and had resided in Montezuma for 15 years.  She was the wife of a retired Methodist Minister. 

 

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. W. S. Johnson of Montezuma; two sons, Marvin R. Johnson of Columbus and Aldine s. Johnson of West Point; two daughters, Miss Wynelle Johnson of Athens and Miss Eloise Johnson of Atlanta; fie grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and one brother, G. W. Roberts of Pinehurst.

 

Watson – Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

 


2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 28, 1963

 

MRS.     MOLLIE    A.    BILLINGS                     

 

Mrs. Mollie A. Billings of Memphis died there Saturday night after a long illness.

 

She was the Mother of Mrs. B. B. Barfield of Montezuma.

 

Funeral services were held Monday at the Memphis Funeral Home. Graveside services were held at MEMORIAL PARK CENTER CEMETERY.

 

Besides Mrs. Barfield, Mrs. Billings is survived by six sons and one daughter.

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    March 7, 1963

 

MRS.  LEE    HINTON    [Mary  Laura  Posey]     HARRIS, SR.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. L. H. Harris, Sr., 66, who died Thursday, were held Sunday from the chapel of Watons-Mathews Funeral Home.

 

The Rev. Otho Pirkle, Rev. W. R. Lawhorne and Rev. Harris officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.  The deacons of Cedar Valley Baptist Church served as Honorary and Active pallbearers.

 

Mrs. Harris was a native of Taylor County, but had resided in Montezuma for the past 40 years.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.

 

Surviving are her husband, L. H. Harris, Sr., of Montezuma; two sons, Aubrey E. Harris, Sr. of Montezuma and L. H. Harris, Jr. of Macon; two daughters, Mrs. Willie Lockwood of Ideal and Mrs. Hugh M. Underwood of Warner Robins; two sisters, Mrs. C. W. Wade of Barnesville and Mrs. E. J. Amerson of Lilly; and six grandchildren.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Mary Laura Posey Harris – Born January 13, 1897 – Died February 28, 1963 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Lee Hinton Harris, Sr. [Dec. 27, 1893 – March 6, 1969] See his obit.


2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   March 7, 1963

 

CONEY     BLANTON     TURNER

 

Funeral services for C. B. Turner, 66, were held Wednesday, March 6, 1963 from the Ideal Baptist Church with the Rev. H. H. Gregory and Rev. C. C. Edmundson officiating.  Burial followed in the LOCKWOOD – IDEAL CEMETERY in Ideal.

 

Mr. Turner died late Monday night in a local hospital after an extended illness.  He had resided in Ideal all his life and was a retired worker of the State Board of Corrections.  He was a member of the Baptist Church and of Travelers Rest Lodge 65, F. & AM.

 

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Erma Joyce Turner of Ideal; two sons, J. L. Turner and Larry L. Turner, both of Ideal; one granddaughter, Lynn; give grandsons, John, Carrol, Dennis, Lee and Lauren, all of Ideal.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Coney Blanton Turner – Born May 18, 1896 – Died March 4, 1963 is buried in Ideal – Lockwood Cemetery beside his wife, Irma Joyce Turner, wife of C. B. Turner [Dec. 15, 1894 – April 8, 1983]

 


 

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2nd  Group Obits for November 2002    

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   December 22, 1960

 JAMES       TULLY       BRIDGER

 Funeral services for James T. Bridger, 80, were held Wednesday in Oglethorpe Methodist Church.  Rev. H. H. Sheppard and Rev. F. M. York officiated and burial followed in OGLETHORPE  CEMETERY.

 

Nephews served as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers included: Hixon Guest, Billy Scovill, Bill Hunter, Leonard Ethridge, Ed Brinson, Johnnie Williams and Clay Williams.

 

A retired farmer and resident of Macon County for 50 years, Mr. Bridger died Monday night in a local hospital after a long illness.

 

He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Vera Peters; three daughter, Mrs. R. L. Brady and Mrs. C. J. Green, both of Oglethorpe, and Mrs. E. R. Jernigan of Hapeville; two sisters, Mrs. N. J. Nelson of Hawkinsville, Mrs. L. J. Green of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, C. B. Bridger of Jacksonville, Fla., and three grandchildren.

 

Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: James Tully Bridger – Born November 25, 1880 – Died December 19, 1960 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Vera Peters Bridger [March 18, 1888 – Dec. 12, 1982]

 


  2ND  Group Obits for November 2002

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Georgia    December 22, 1960

 

MRS.      W.      A.      WATERS

 

Mrs. W. A. Waters of Cordele, passed away Saturday night, December 17, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lester Hunter of Arabi.

 

Funeral services were held on Sunday with the Rev. A. B. Hosea and Rev. Smith officiating, and burial followed in the ANTIOCH CHURCH CEMETERY.

 Survivors include her husband, W. A. Waters; two sons, C. A. Singletary and Rooney Waters, both of Montezuma; three daughters, Mrs. Lester Hunter of Arabi, Mrs. Ben Whittle of Cordele and Mrs. Esther Miller of Florida; 23 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

 [Note:  There is “a” Rooney A. Waters Born January 6, 1912 – Died Sept. 21, 1965 buried in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery in Montezuma]

[Note:  There is “a” Charlie A. Singletary Born April 17, 1896 – Died December 3, 1971 buried in Cedar Valley Baptist Church Cemetery near Montezuma]

These might be Mrs. W. A. Waters’ sons.

 


 2ND  Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.      April 25, 1963

 

MRS.       ADA      MAE       VINING      MITCHAM

 

Funeral services for  Mrs. Ada Mae Vining Mitcham, mother of M.  H. Mitcham of Montezuma, were held Thursday, April 18, in the First Baptist Church of Tifton.  Dr. Charles R. Standridge and the Rev. Eddie Allen officiated and burial was in the TIFTON CEMETERY.

 

Mrs. Mitcham died in Tift County Hospital after a brief illness.  She was 81 years old.

 

Survivors include two other sons, Wilbur Mitcham of Leesburg, and Alton Mitcham of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, WALTER  D. VINING of Meansville and ROBERT  H. VINING  of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Mrs. George W. Mallary, Sr. of Albany; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Those from Macon County attending the funeral were:  Mrs. J. B. Morris, Mrs. James Maxey, Mrs. Carl Maxey, Mrs. Leslie Williams, Mrs. J. C. Kenney, Mr. And Mrs. James Fargason, all of Montezuma; Mrs. W. H. Martin, Mrs. C. E. Grace, Mrs. Harry Wood, Mr. and Mrs. John I. English of Oglethorpe; Mrs. Millard Childs of Ideal.

 


 

2ND Group Obits for November 2002               April 25, 1963

 

MRS.        MILES      WILLIAMS      [Eula  McKinney]    CROCKER

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Eula  McKinney Crocker, 95, of Marshallville, who died Thursday afternoon, April 18, 1963 in Vidalia, were held Saturday at the graveside in the MARSHALLVILLE CITY CEMETERY with the Rev. Ted Bass officiating.

 

A native of Texas, she was a daughter of the late Calvin McKinney and Nancy McKinney.  She had lived most of her life in Marshallville.

 

She was a member of the Methodist Church and was the widow of the late Miles Williams Crocker.

 

Surviving are three grandchildren, Mrs. Doyle Bedingfield of Dudley, Robert Jones of Monticello and Mrs. Frank Breese of Covington.

 

Adams Funeral Home of Dublin was in charge.

 

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in  “Cemeteries of Macon County” for Mrs. Eula Crocker.  HOWEVER, in Lot 150 which is a CROCKER FAMILY LOT, I find 4 Unmarked Adult Graves.  Also, I have found an obit for Miles W. Crocker Born ca. 1862 – Died November 7, 1935 @ 73 years of age.  See His Obit.

Evidently, Eula McKinney Crocker, wife of Miles Williams Crocker is buried in one of the Unmarked Adult Graves.] [Eula – Born ca. 1868 – Died 4-18-1963 @ 95 yrs]

 


 2ND Group Obits for November 2002    

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    April 25, 1963

 

MRS.         EDMON   M.    [Pearl   Felker]     LAYFIELD

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Felker Layfield, 66, of Oglethorpe, were held Wednesday, April 24, 1963 at Whitewater Baptist Church.  The Rev. Homer Fowler and Rev. William Tribble officiated and interment was in PINE LEVEL CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were:  Franklin Gentry,  Jewell Gentry,  Edwin Layfield,  Ray Odom, Wayne Layfield,  Cliff Smisson.

 

Mrs. Layfield, who died early Tuesday morning at her residence after a short illness, was a life-long resident of Macon County.  She was a member of Whitewater Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include her husband, Ed M. Layfield of Oglethorpe; six sons, Johnny Layfield, William Layfield and Willmon Layfield, all of Oglethorpe; Herman Layfield of Montezuma, Calvin Layfield and Carl Layfield, both of Columbus; four daughters, Mrs. Junior Cromer, Mrs. Ralph Stafford and Mrs. Clemon Odom all of Oglethorpe, and Mrs. Glenn Gentry of Marshallville; 24 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Sanders of Rupert; and a number of nieves and nephews.

 

Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  Pearl F. Layfield – Born October 5, 1897 – Died April 23, 1963 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside her husband, Edmon M. Layfield [July 28, 1890 – May 31, 1971]

 


 2ND  Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.     January 16, 1964

 

MRS.       W.     P.     [ Mabel  Fay  Wadsworth]     MIMS

 

Funeral services for Mrs. W. P. Mims, 79, of Americus, who died Tuesday, January 7, at the Plains Convalescent Home after a long illness, were held Wednesday from Reese Park Chapel with the Rev. D. J. Blackburn officiating.

 

A native of Macon County, Mrs. Mims was the former Mabel Fay Wadsworth, daughter of the late Dr. J. C. Wadsworth and Emily Murray Wadsworth.  She had resided in Sumter County since 1926 and was a member of the Leslie Methodist Church.

 

Survivors include her husband, W. P. Mims; two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Bedenbaugh and Mrs. W. L. Hancock of Americus; one son, W. W. Mims of Oglethorpe; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

Burial was in OAK GROVE CEMETERY in Americus.

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   January 23, 1964

 

TOM       WATSON       HOBBS

 

Funeral services for Tom Watson Hobbs, 71, who died Thursday at his home near Reynolds, were held Friday in the Chapel of Goddard Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Sheppard officiating, assisted by the Rev. John Mangham.  Burial was in PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were G. C. Hobbs, Walter Joe Hobbs, James Hobbs, Jack Hobbs, B. R. Dent, Jr. and Woodrow Hobbs.

 

Honorary pallbearers were Wheeler Smith, Jake Moncrief, Jesse Wright, Kelly Bearden, John G. Simmons, Mack Miller, Morris Slaton, Clement Kiff, Bruce Jones, Thomas Perkins, Pat Murphy and Everett Hammock.

 

A member of PINE LEVEL CHURCH, Mr.  Hobbs  was a retired farmer and resided in Macon County.

 

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Annie Brown Hobbs of Reynolds; two daughters, Mrs. George Matheson of Columbus and Mrs. R. E. Hale of Myrtle Beach, S. C.; two sons, Jimmy B. Hobbs and Tommy Joe Hobbs, of Reynolds; a brother, Owen Hobbs of Collins.

 

[Note: Tom Watson Hobbs – Born September 1892 – Died January 16, 1964 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside his wife, Annie B. Hobbs [April 30, 1898 – July 1, 1978]

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    January 9, 1964

 

JOHN     T.     BIVINS   [JR]

 

Funeral services for John T. Bivins, 82, who died Saturday at his home in Henderson after a long illness, were held Sunday in PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH near Oglethorpe.

 

The Rev. W. T. Hollis officiated and burial was in THE CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

Mr. Bivins was a native of Talbot County, a retired farmer and a member of Whitewater Baptist Church.

 

He is survived by his widow, [not named] ; two sons, J. L. Bivins of Henderson and W. A. Bivins of Atlanta; two daughters, Mrs. F. L. Howell of Oglethorpe and Mrs. J. E. Wells of Ellaville; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

 

[Note: John T. Bivins [Jr.] – Born July 21, 1882 – Died January 4, 1964 is buried in Pine Level United Methodist Church Cemetery beside Maybelle B. Bivins [Born February 15, 1886 – Feb. 2, 1966]

 

[Note: 1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census

BIVINS, John T., J.  38 m/w m’d ggg Rents

  Mabell [Brannon]   33  f/w m’d ggg

  Etherleen     dau.       8  f/w s

  John Lee      son        6  m/w s

  William H.   son        1  m/w s

1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census

BIVINS, John T., Sr.   68  m/w m’d ggg rents  [Not in Macon Co. Cem. Bk.]

  Mary              wife     66  f/w  m’d ggg      [Not in Macon Co., Cem. Bk.]


 

Note: There are 4 UNMARKED ADULT GRAVES next to Wm. Bivins, John T. Bivins, Jr. and Maybelle Brannon Bivins.  Could they be JOHN T.BIVINS, SR. & HIS WIFE, MARY.  ????

 

2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.     December 1, 1960

 

SOLOMON       FRANK       HOGG

 

S. F. Hogg, 79 year old resident of Montezuma, died early Wednesday in the Macon Hospital.

 

A life-long resident of Macon County, he was a member of Whitewater Baptist Church and Travelers Rest Lodge 65, R. and A. M.  He was recently awarded a 50 year membership pin in Travelers Rest Lodge.  He had served as Ordinary of Macon County for 25 years.

 

Survivors include his wife, Lyda Rawls Hogg; one son, S. F. Hogg of Washington, D. C.; two daughters, Mrs. R. A. Shaner of Akron, Ohio and Mrs. Eddie Santoro of Washington, D.C.; one brother, J. C. Hogg of Beaufort, S. C.; two sisters, Mrs. J. P. Jackson of Montezuma and Mrs. W. H. Shannon of Gainesville, Ga.; seven grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home Thursday.  The Rev. J. C. Conoly and Rev. C. C. Edmondson will officiate.  Interment will follow in FELTON CEMETERY.

 

Nephews will serve as pallbearers and Masons will be honorary pallbearers.

 

[Note:   Solomon Frank Hogg  Born June 28, 1881 – Died November 30, 1960 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Lyda Rawls  Hogg [ May 14, 1887 – May 20, 1992]

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    December 1, 1960

 

MRS.   JOHN   DAVID    [Callie  Kelley]     TARRER

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Callie K. Tarrer, 66, were held Monday in Ideal Baptist Church.  Rev. H. H. Gregory and Rev. J. C. Conoly officiated and burial followed in IDEAL  CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were Joel Wood, Malcolm Wood, Harry Wood, Charles Wood, Raiford Felker and James Kelley.

 

Mrs. Tarrer, a member of the Ideal Baptist Church and Friendship Home Demonstration Club, died Sunday in a Montezuma hospital after a long illness.  She was a lifelong resident of Macon County.

 

She is survived by her husband, John David Tarrer; a daughter, Mrs. Archie Hill of Oglethorpe; two sons, J. W. Tarrer of Ideal,  Horry K. Tarrer of Forest Park; four sisters, Mr. Henry Wood and Mrs. Lewis Wood, both of Ideal, Mrs. John Bray of Oglethorpe, Mrs.  Claude Felker of Dooling; three brothers, James C. Kelley and Raymond Kelley, both of Ideal and Willie B. Kelley of Savannah.

 

Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Callie K. Tarrer – Born August 20,  1894 – Died November 27, 1960 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, John D. Tarrer [Jan. 22, 1895 – July 27, 1964]


 2nd Group  Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.     December 8, 1960

 

DAVID       COLEMAN       RAGIN

 

David Coleman Ragin, 53 year old resident of Montezuma, was drowned in Flint River approximately one mile north of Montezuma late Sunday afternoon.

 

Ragin’s 12 year old son swam to shore following a boating accident, and then returned to the water and pulled his father to shore before going for aid.

 

Ragin, a native of Houston County, had been a resident of Montezuma for 30 years. He was employed as a fireman at Warner Robins Air Base.  He was a member of the Montezuma Methodist Church and the Woodmen of the World Camp 440.

 

Survivors include his wife, Opal Barksdale Ragin; three sons, David C. Ragin, Jr. of Decatur, Bobby Ragin and Tommy Ragin, both of Montezuma; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Mathews of Cedartown and Miss Martha Ragin of Montezuma; three brothers, Jack Ragin of Montezuma, Bill Ragin of Milledgeville and Hyman Ragin of Henderson; four sisters, Mrs. Carl Webb and Mrs. Harry Griggs, both of Perry, Mrs. Morgan Hancock of Macon and Major Alice Ragin, U. S. Air Force in Oregon and two grandchildren.

 

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, December 6, at Montezuma Methodist church with Rev. C. C. Edmondson and Rev. C. G. Ward officiating.  Interment was in FELTON CEMETERY with Watson Mathews Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: David C. Ragin – Born November 25, 1907 – Died December 4, 1960 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Opal Mae B. Ragin [April 17, 1909 – March 21, 1973]

 


 2nd Group Obits  for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   December 8, 1960

 

MRS.    JAMES    ELBERT    [Margaret Harpe]     ANSLEY

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Harpe Ansley of Oglethorpe were held at the Oglethorpe Methodist Church Sunday afternoon, December 4, at Thomas and Rev. H. H. Sheppard officiated and burial followed in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

 

Mr. Ansley, 87 year old widow of J. E. Ansley, died December 3, at the Americus and Sumter County Hospital.  She was a member of Oglethorpe Methodist Church, U. D. C., and the Oglethorpe Garden Club.

 

Survivors include three sons, Rev. W. H. Ansley of Alma, Ga., A. W. Ansley of Sanford, Fla., J. E. Ansley, Jr. of Miami, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. D. L. Franklin of Atlanta; Mrs. Ella West of Columbus; Mrs. R. T. Taylor of Richland; one brother, Frank Harpe of Albany; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

[Note: Margaret Harpe Ansley – Born December 31, 1882 – Died December 3, 1960 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside  her husband, James Elbert Ansley [April 2, 1875 – Sept. 1, 1943]

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.      December 15, 1960

 

MRS.          Z.        A.     [Laura   Peacock]       JOINER

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Peacock Joiner, 77, of Montezuma, were held Thursday at Watson Mathews Funeral Home.

 

The Rev. Carl Ayers officiated and burial was in RED HILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY near Oglethorpe.

 

Pallbearers were David Lacey, Jake Aronowitz. Mack Ham, Joe Lacey, Hude Smith, and John T. Bryant.

 

Mrs. Joiner died Wednesday afternoon at the residence of her son, Thomas Joiner of Montezuma.  She was a member of Salem Baptist Church.

 

In addition to her son, survivors include two daughters, Mrs. J. E. Crook and Mrs. Herbert Hurdle, both of Montezuma; three brothers, Roy Peacock and Clyde Peacock, both of Americus; Russell Peacock of Andersonville; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Joiner and Mrs. Docia Walker, both of Andersonville and Mrs. Nora Shaw of Norman Park and a number of grandchildren.

 

[Note: Laura Peacock Joiner  - Born February 16, 1881 – Died December 7, 1960 is buried in Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery beside her husband, Z. A. “Buster” Joiner [ 1874 – 1934] See his obit.]

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.        December 15, 1960

 

CHARLIE       FRANKLIN       BARRETT

 

Funeral services for Charlie Franklin Barrett, 74, were held Sunday in the chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home.  The Rev. Otho Pirkle and Rev. C. C. Edmundson officiated and burial followed in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were C. V. Riddle, Hastel Pike, Ernest Satterfield, Wiley Riddle, P. G. Poteet and Richard Johnson.  The honorary escort consisted of Carlton Jones, T. M. Baggett, Dr. C. P. Savage, Gene Taylor, Edgar Walker, Joe Lacey, J. S. Croxton and Monroe Crook.

 

Mr. Barrett died at his residence Saturday after a brief illness.  He had lived in Montezuma for the past 31 years and was a retired farmer.

 

He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Pearl Coltrane; five sons, William T. Barrett, Charlie Barrett and Clifford Barrett, all of Montezuma; Henry Barrett of Marshallville, and Albert Barrett of Preston; three daughters, Mrs. Tate Satterfield, Mrs. John Baggett and Miss Irene Barrett, all of Montezuma; one brother, Enoch Barrett of Cummings; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Charlie F. Barrett – Born January 19, 1887 – Died December 10, 1960 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Pearl C. Barrett [April 30, 1890 -  April 24, 1971]

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  December 15, 1960

 

TOMMY      ALEXANDER      LAW

 

Tommy Alexander Law, 63 year old Oglethorpe resident, died Saturday at a Montezuma hospital after a lengthy illness.

 

He was a retired law enforcement officer and was later employed by the State Revenue Department.

 

Survivors include his wife, the former Lilla Kelly; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Witt of Marietta and Mrs. Lois Athon of Perry; two sons, Thomas Law of Oglethorpe and Neal Law of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. Leila Odom of Perry and Mrs. Toby Odom of Montezuma; a brother, G. L. Law of Dawson and ten grandchildren.

 

Funeral services were held Sunday at Whitewater Baptist Church with Rev. J. C. Conoly, Rev. U. W. Rollins and Rev. B. T. Peavy officiating.  Burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

 

Active pallbearers were J. F. Williams, H. H. Reed, Woodrow Hobbs  J. C. Wadsworth, Jr. Clemon Odom and Kelley Bearden.

 

Honorary pallbearers were Lewis Wood, W. T. Jolly, Roy Windham, Julian Webb, Clyde Ellison, Lawrence McKenzie, R. R. Beeland, Archie Hill, Maurice Slaton, Clarence Hair, Jackie Trussell, Ronald Rich, and Hugh Crook.

 

Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Tommie A. Law – Born July 29, 1897 – Died December 10, 1960 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Leah Kelley Law [Nov. 25, 1902 – April 20, 1993] They were married December 12, 1920]

 


2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   December 15, 1960

 

HENRY       L.       MEADOWS

 

Funeral services for Henry L. Meadows were held Sunday afternoon in the Ideal Baptist Church.  The Rev. H. H. Gregory officiated and interment was in RED HILL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were James Robinson, Lucius Williams, J. W. Tarrer, A. B. Patterson, Reuben Williams and J. L. Turner.

 

Mr. Meadows, 50 year old resident of Ideal, died at his home about noon Saturday from gunshot wounds which were apparently self-inflicted.

 

He was an employee of the State Highway Department, was a resident of Macon County for 19 years.  He was a member of the Ideal Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Emma Lou Dukes; three daughters, Mrs. M. P. Ray, Miss Mary Emma Meadows, and Miss Christine Meadows, all of Ideal; two sons, Henry L. Meadows, Jr., of Ideal and H. C. Meadows of Oglethorpe; a brother, Willie Meadows of Wichita Falls, Texas and one grandchild.

 

Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  Henry L. Meadows – Born February 10, 1910 – Died December 1960 is buried in Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery between two Adult Unmarked Graves]

 


2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  December 15, 1960

 JASPER       NEWTON       WILLIAMS

 Funeral services were held from Reese Park Chapel in Americus Monday for Jasper Newton Williams, 86, who died Saturday night at the Americus and Sumter County Hospital.

 Rev. M. C. Gardner of Americus and Rev. Charles e. Hood of Whitmire, S. C., officiated.

 Mr. Williams who resided in Andersonville until last year, is survived by two daughters, Mrs. L. C. Law of Montezuma and Mrs. C. L. Brooks of Tallahassee, Fla.; three sons, Jasper Williams of Americus, Paul Williams of Andersonville and Gibson Williams of Whitmire, S. C.; three brothers, L. P. Williams of Augusta, C. e. Williams of Ellaville and E. L. Williams of Americus; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Heath of Ellaville and Mrs. Estelle Heath of Alexandria, Va.,; also a number of nieces and nephews, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

 Burial was in ANDERSONVILLE CEMETERY near the Log Church in Downtown Andersonville.

 [Note: Jasper N. Williams - Born December 18, 1873 – Died December 2, 1960 is buried in Andersonville Cemetery beside Elizabeth H. Williams [March 6, 1878 – Aug. 14, 1928]

 


2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    January 3, 1963

 

ROBERT       C.       GREENE

 

Funeral services for Robert C. Greene, 70 of Ideal, who died Tuesday at a local hospital will be held Thursday at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church in Reynolds.  The Rev. John Mangham will officiate.  Burial will be in IDEAL CEMETERY.

 

Mr. Greene was a Deacon of the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church.  He was a native of Macon County.

 

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Clemmie Lockwood Greene; six sons, Wilbur W. Greene of Butler; Raymond and Martin Ray Greene of Oglethorpe; George B. Greene and Morgan Greene of Ideal and Robert Lewis Greene of Perry; one daughter, Mrs. Monroe Layfield, Jr. of Ideal, 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six brothers, W. L. Greene of Americus; George S. Greene of Oglethorpe, J. Ruben Greene of Florida; Howard J. Greene and John Thomas Greene of Ellaville and Emory Y. Greene of Perry; four sisters, Mrs. Pearl Gilmore of Macon, Mrs. L. R. Justice of Ellaville; Mrs. R. A. McLendon and Mrs. Joe McLendon, both of Oglethorpe.

 

Watson-Mathew Funeral Home of Montezuma is in charge.

 

[Note: Robert C. Greene – Born 1892 – Died 1963 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside  Clemmie L. Greene [1892 – 1972]

 


2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  January 10, 1963

 

HARVEY     JACKSON     GILMORE

 

Harvey Jackson Gilmore of Americus, died at his home Thursday morning, January 3, 1963 after an extended illness.  Funeral services were conducted Friday from Reese Park Chapel with interment in MEMORIAL GARDEN CEMETERY in Americus.

 

Surviving are his wife, the former Ethel McCarty of Ideal, two daughters, four sons, four sisters and fifteen grandchildren.

 [Note: 1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census]

MC CARTY, James E.         49 m/w m’d o/m ggg  Ideal Cem.

  Willie Beulah [Brooks]      46  f/w m’d ggg Ideal Cem.

  Euland I.      son                  24  m/w s ggg Ideal Cem.

  William Clyde  son             23  m/w s ggg  Little Bethel Prim Bapt. OBIT                 **  ETHEL          dau.                 19  f/w s ggg

  Bulah            dau.                 16  f/w s ggg

  Carrie           dau.                 13  f/w s ggg

  Brooks          son                  10  m/w s ggg

  Tom W.        son                    8  m/w s ggg

  Mary A.        dau.                   7  f/w s ggg

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   January 10, 1963

 

ROY      T.       ABBOTT

 Funeral services for Roy T. Abbott, 57, who died Friday at his residence, were held Sunday at the First Baptist Church.  The Rev. C. G. Ward and the Rev. H. J. Coleman, pastor of Midway Baptist Church of Barnesville, officiated.  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORYAL PARK CEMETERY

 Pallbearers : Cleve Mitchell, Douglas Griggers, Jr., Royce Singleton, Harold Parks, Ennis Crowe, Edmond Layfield, Cliff Bowen and Jimmy Jones. 

Mrs. Abbott, a retired knitter and a member of Midway Baptist Church of Barnesville, died after an extended illness.  He was a native of Lamar County, but had lived in Montezuma about 40 years.

 Survivors include his widow, the former Algie Hill of Montezuma; one son Thomas Gerald Abbott of Montezuma; three brothers, Jack Abbott and Sandy Abbott, both of Barnesville and Julius L. Abbott of Griffin; two sisters, Mrs. Luther Brooks and Miss Minnie Abbott, both of Griffin; one grandson, Chris Abbott of Montezuma.

 Watson – Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note:  Roy T. Abbott – Born May 11, 1905 – Died January 4, 1963 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife,  Algie Hill Abbott [May 2, 1910 – March 14, 1982]

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2003

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  January 10, 1963

 

MRS.   ZACHARIAH   MONROE   [Jessie  Mae  Bell ]   PASSMORE,  SR.

 

Mrs. Jessie Mae Bell  Passmore, 66, of Oglethorpe, died Friday, January 4, at the Americus Sumter County Hospital after an extended illness.

 

Funeral services were held Sunday at PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH with the Rev. W. J. Childree and the Rev. David Page officiating.  Burial was in the PLEASANT GROVE CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers included J. M. Slaton, Wheeler Smith, Johnny Simmons, Robert Jones, Hugh Slaton, Sid Crook, Robert Hall and Marvin McCarty.

 

Mrs. Passmore was a native of Macon County and had lived here all her life.

 

Surviving are her husband, Monroe Passmore of Oglethorpe; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Crook of Americus and Mrs. J. V. Hammond of Hapeville; three brothers, Joe Bell of Andersonville, W. D. Bell of Warner Robins and Claude Bell of Jacksonville, Fla., one sister, Mrs. E. N. Goodroe of Thomaston; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in Charge of Arrangements.

 

[Note: Jessie M. Passmore [ Born 1896 – Died 1963 is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery beside her husband, A. Monroe Passmore,[Sr.] [1887 - 1963

 


 2nd Group Obits for November  2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    January 17, 1963

 

MRS.     WILLIAM    SAM   [Myra  Ophelia  Hankinson]   Hines

 

Funeral services for Mrs. W. S. Hines, 75, who died Wednesday, January 9, at a Montezuma hospital after a long illness, were held Thursday at the Ideal Baptist Church.

 

The Rev. H. H. Gregory, pastor, and the Rev. Otho Pirkle officiated and burial was in MT. ZION BAPTIST CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were David Childs, Billy Childs, James Robinson, Howard Park, Donald Massey and Fred Gilbert.

 

The Honorary Escort was composed of Marvin Etheridge, Lewis Barfield, Dr. C. P. Savage, G. C. Gilbert, C. G. Wood, J. F. Felker, W. T. Jolly, Clyde Gilbert, Harvey McCarty, M. G. Childs, G. C. Chapman, Leonard Etheridge, T. O. Webb, A. L. Fowler, W. L. McClung and Charlie Oliver.

 

Mrs. Hines had resided in Ideal for the past eleven years, and was a member of the Ideal Baptist Church.  She was the daughter of the late James L. and Susie Barfield Hankinson.

 

Survivors include one son, J. C. Hines of Oglethorpe; six daughters, Mrs. E. L. Layfield, Mrs. J. B. Hines, Mrs. J. H. Dominy, Mrs. F. M. Dominy and Mrs. Reuben Williams, all of Ideal, and Mrs. Gladys H. Tate of Dublin; three brothers, R. D. Hankinson of Thomaston; 24 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  Myra Ophelia Hines – Born 1887 – Died 1963 is buried in Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery beside her husband, William Sam Hines [1880 – 1946] See his Obit     

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   January 17, 1963

 

MRS.   A.       J.      [Lula   Peters]    GREEN

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Peters Green, 78, widow of A. J. Green were held in the Southside Baptist Church in Thomaston, Wednesday.

 

Mrs. Green, a native of Macon County, was killed instantly Monday evening when the car in which she was riding was struck by a truck.  She was accompanying some friends to a church service and the car was hit as it turned into the church grounds.

 

Mrs. Greene is survived by one son, Fred Green of Thomaston; four grandchildren of Thomaston; two sisters, Mrs. J. T. Bridger of Oglethorpe and Miss Sara Peters of Rupert and two brothers, Enock Peters of Rupert and Walter Peters of Thomaston.  A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

 

Burial was in a THOMASTON CEMETERY.

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   January 24, 1963

 ABNER     H.      HAMBRICK

 Funeral services for Abner H. Hambrick, 75, who died Wednesday, January 16, 1963 in a Montezuma hospital after a long illness, were held Friday in the County Line Baptist Church in Macon County with Elder Waldrop and Elder J. W. Hartley officiating.  Burial was in the COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

 A native of Macon County, Mr. Hambrick was a retired farmer and a member of Prosperity Baptist Church.

 Surivors include his widow; [not named] five daughters, Mrs. A. C. Taylor of Hickory, N.C., Mrs. Sara Beavers of Fort Valley, Mrs. Ray Bowen and Mrs. Linward Carroll, both of Perry and Mrs. Marvin Moore of Unadilla; a son Mitchell Hambrick of Marshallville two brothers. C. E. Hambrick of Unadilla and I. S. Hambrick of Albany; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 [Note: Abner R. Hambrick – born August 27, 1888 – Died January 16, 1963 “Daddy” is buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery beside his wife, Agnes R. Hambrick [Nov. 26, 1894 – Aug 29, 1976] “Mama” also buried beside, Lena Rivers, wife of A. R. Hamrick [Aug. 28, 1887 – Feb 27, 1912]

 [Note: The Obit says Abner H. Hambrick – The Macon Co., Cem. Book says Abner R. Hambrick]

 [Note:  CARD OF THANKS in the January 24, 1963 C & G from THE FAMILY OF ABNER R. HAMBRICK.]

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  January 24, 1963

 

JESSE     M.     KENNEDY 

 

Funeral services for Jesse M. Kennedy, 87, were held Monday from the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.  The Rev. H. H. Sheppard and Rev. Lloyd Seiler officiated and burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

 

Pallberaers – not copied.

 

Mr. Kennedy died Sunday morning at a nursing home after a long illness.  He was a native of Macon County, but had resided in Savannah for 40 years, having returned here a year ago.

 

He was a retired railroad conductor with the Savannah-Atlanta Railroad, with whom he served 60 years.  He was a member of the Order of Railway Conductors and the BPOE.  He was a member of Corinth Methodist Church.

 

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Sara K. Scoville of Oglethorpe; one brother, E. C. Kennedy of Fayetteville; one sister-in-law, Mrs. E. R. Kennedy of Oglethorpe; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Jesse M. Kennedy – Born January 4, 1876 – Died January 20, 1963 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery]

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  January 24, 1963

 

JAMES     T.     BENFORD

 

James T. Benford, 71, died suddenly shortly after noon Sunday at his home, 109 Hillside , Albany, Ga.  He and Mrs. Benford celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary Saturday with a family gathering.  He had been a resident of Albany since 1942.  He was a member of the Albany Primitive Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include his wife, who before her marriage was Miss Janie Cromer of Macon County , Ga.; three daughters, Mrs. M. E. Arrington of Montezuma, Mrs. R. E. Robinson and Mrs. Ruby Bullard, both of Albany; four sons; James E. Benford of DeLand, Fla., John R. Benford, Grady C., Benford, and Herbert F. Benford, all of Albany; three sisters; Mrs. Lizzie Edmondson of Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Herbert Ireland of Ashburn and Mrsa. Ida English of Plains, Ga.; three brothers; Riley Benford of Oglethorpe, HGerman Benford of Texas and Robert Benford of Germany; 22 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

 

Burial in RIVERSIDE CEMETERY in Albany.


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   February 7, 1963

 MRS.   J.    W.   [ Julia  T. ]    SEWELL

 Mrs. Julia T. Sewell, 81, of Oglethorpe, died at a Montezuma hospital Thursday night.  She had been in failing health for several years.

 Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon from Cedar Valley Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Otho Pirkle and Rev. Homer Fowler officiating.  Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY.

 Grandsons of the deceased served as pallbearers.

 Mrs. Sewell had lived in Oglethorpe for 40 years, moving there from Cummings, Ga.  She was the widow of J. W. Sewell and a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church.

 Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Morris Singleton and Mrs. Jack Ragan, both of Montezuma, and Mrs. David English of Oglethorpe; two sons, Paul W. Sewell of Cordele and J. Hoyt Sewell of Albany; one sister, Mrs. Nettie Aaron of Cummings; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in Felton Cemetery for Mrs. Julia T. Sewell  b. ca. 1882  Died February 1,  1963, HOWEVER, I do find an obit dated February 19, 1931 for Annie Ruth Sewell b. ca. 1914 d. Feb. 1931, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sewell] There is NOT a marked grave for her, at least not that I have found]

 


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 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 7, 1963

 MRS.  STOKIE   [Clara ]     WISHAM

 Funeral services for Mrs. Stokie Wisham, 75, of Oglethorpe, who died Sunday in a Montezuma hospital after a short illness, were conducted Monday from the LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH.  The Rev. W. R. Lawhorn officiated and burial was in the CHURCH CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers were July Webb, Sr.; I. P. Cox, Reuben Odom, Lewis Wood, Harry Wood and Jake Moncrief.

 A lifelong resident of Macon County, Mrs. Wisham had made her with Mrs. John Bray in Oglethorpe for the past four years.  She was a member of Little Bethel Church.

 Survivors include a half-sister, Mrs. Fannie Wise of Jacksonville, Fla.; a niece, Mrs. Otis R. Cox of Warner Robins; three nephews, D. R. McGlamory of Americus, Coley Wisham of Marshallville and Clyde Wisham of Richland.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Clara Wisham – Born 1886 – Died 1963 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery]

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 7, 1963

 MRS.  W.   A .   HARVILL

 Mrs. W. A. Harvill,   mother of Dan O. Harvill of Oglethorpe, died Sunday afternoon, February 3, after several weeks illness.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Harvill, who would have been 84 years old Friday, were conducted Monday from the Conyers Methodist Church.  Interment was in WESTVIEW CEMETERY in Atlanta.

 

Survivors include three other sons, T. B. Harvill of Conyers, Richard E. Harvill of Griffin and J. S. Harvill of Charleston, S.C.; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth H. Wood of Conyers, Mrs. L. E. Brady of Decatur and Mrs. Baker Stewart of Covington; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

 Harry L. White Funeral Home of Conyers was in charge of arrangements.

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   February 14, 1963

 

JAMES      HENRY      BODREY

 

Funeral services for James Henry Bodrey, 54, were held Thursday, February 7, at Whitewater Baptist Church.  The Rev. Homer Fowler officiated and interment was in ODOM’S  FAMILY  CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were T. J. Harris, Jake Moncrief, L. W. Cromer, Roy E. Cromer, John E. Cromer and J. W. Cromer.

 

Mr. Bodrey died Wednesday at his home near Miona Springs apparently of a heart attack.  He was a farmer and a member of Whitewater Baptist Church.  He was a native of Dooly County but had resided in Macon County 40 years.

 

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ida S. Bodrey of Oglethorpe; two sons, James B. Bodrey of Perry and Jack Bodrey of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. Lessie Odom of Pottersville; three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in Odom Family Cemetery for James Henry Bodrey BUT there are many UNMARKED GRAVES in that cemetery.]

[Note; James Henry Bodrey – Born about  1909 – Died February 6, 1963

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 14, 1963

 

GERALD     FRANKLIN     JONES

 

Final rites for Gerald Franklin Jones,  29, of Vero Beach, Fla., were conducted Tuesday from LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH near Ideal with the Rev. W. R. Lawhorn and Rev. Walter Jones officiating.  Interment was in the CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were Marvin McCarty, Harold McCarty, Clinton Holloway, Gene Layfield and Tom Fowler.

 

Mr. Jones was killed instantly early Saturday night in an auto-train accident in Clewiston, Fla.  Two other men also died in the accident.

 

The son of Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Jones of Ideal, the deceased was born and reared in Macon County and was graduated from Ideal High School in 1949.  He had lived in Vero Beach for five years and was associated with a brother in the lime business.

 

He was a member of the Little Bethel Baptist Church and a veteran of the Korean conflict.

 

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gerald [Teeny] Jones; his parents; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ed McCarty; six brothers, Earl Jones of Vero Beach, S. R. Jones of Montezuma, O. E. Jones of Ideal, Herbert T. Jones of Fort Valley, M. L. Jones of Oglethorpe and Bruce Jones of Reynolds; five sisters, Mrs. Ed Moore of Atlanta, Mrs. Marvis Chapman of Ideal, Mrs. H. H. Hedrick of Albany, Mrs. Harry Lyttle of Iowa, and Mrs. Harry Johnston of Claxton.

 

Watson-Mathew Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  Gerald Frank Jones – Sp/5 U.S.Army Korea - - Born November 24, 1932 – Died February 9, 1963 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery  beside his parents, Seaborn Oscar Jones [1885 – 1973] Obit & Beaulah McCarty Jones [1904-1965]

 

[Note: OOOPS !!!   The Death Date for Gerald Frank Jones is INCORRECT in the “Cemeteries of Macon County”  It reads 1953 & it should read 1963]

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    February 21, 1963

 

MRS.      CLYDE     A.    [Pearl     Jones]     MASSEY

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Jones Massey, 64, were held Tuesday, February 19, 1963 from the First Baptist Church of Montezuma, with the Rev. Otho Pirkle officiating.  Interment was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

 

Serving as pallbearers were Billy Peaster, Travis Peaster, Edward Layfield, Edwin Lockerman, Edwin Davis and G. W. Walls.

 

Mrs. Massey died Monday morning in a local hospital after a long illness.  She was the daughter of the late Lee and Laura Hill Jones, a life long resident of Macon County and a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church.

 

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marvin Beard of Montezuma; four sons, George W. Massey and Arthur Lee Massey, both of Montezuma, William Thomas Massey of Perry and Alfred Massey of Byron; one sister, Mrs. Jim West of Nashville, Ga.; 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

 

Reese Park Funeral Chapel of Americus was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Pearl J. Massey – Born September 3, 1898 – Died February 18, 1963 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her son, Arthur Lee Massey SN U.S.Navy  Korea [Sept. 8. 1932 – Jan. 25, 1992] See his obit –

 

[Note:   OOOOPS !!!! The Death Date for Pearl Jones Massey is INCORRECT in the “Cemeteries of Macon County” Book.  It reads 1962 – It should read, 1963]

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 21, 1963

 

MRS.     JAMES     GENERAL  [Mary  Caskey]   LAW

 

Mrs. Mary Caskey Law, 60, of Oglethorpe died unexpectedly Thursday, February 14, 1963.  She was a native of Sumter County, but had lived in Oglethorpe for the past several years.  She was a member of Rylander Methodist Church in Sumter County.  Mrs. Law was the widow of the late James General Law, who died about two months ago.  She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services were held Friday from Reese Park Chapel with the Rev. C. D. Justice and Rev. Benton W. Taylor officiating.  Interment was in RED  HILL CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were Bill Powell, Alex Davis, Carl Stafford, D. H. Brown, Buddy Brown and Martin Law.

 

Reese Park Chapel of Americus was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in Red Hill Cemetery in Macon County. For either Mrs. Mary Caskey Law  Born about 1903 – Died February 14, 1963 or her husband, James General Law who would have died in late, 1962 per this obit.]

 


2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 21, 1963

 

JAMES       WILLIAM       BROWN   

  

                         &

 

MRS.  JAMES   WILLIAM  [ Merita  Howell ]   BROWN

 

Double funeral services for Mrs. Merita H. Brown, 18, of Montezuma, and James W. Brown, 24 of Ellaville, whose deaths occurred early Monday night near Ellaville, will be held Thursday afternoon from CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH.  The Rev. Otho Pirkle and Rev. Benton Taylor will officiate and interment will be in the CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

Mrs. Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. K. Howell of Montezuma, attended the local schools and at the time of her death was employed at the Manhattan Shirt Co., in Americus.

 

She is survived by her parents; a son, Jackie Brown; two sisters, Mrs. Jeanette Sterett of Americus and Miss Reba Howell of Montezuma; two brothers, Clark B. Howell of Cordele and Randy Howell of Montezuma; maternal grandmother, Mr. J. M. Philmon; and paternal grandmother, Mrs. J. S. Howell of Conyers.

 

Mr. Brown is survived by a son, Jackie Brown; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cleve I. Brown of Ellaville; and four brothers.

 

[Note:  Merita H. Brown – Born July 3, 1944 – Died February 18, 1963 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside her husband, James Williams Brown – Born November 21, 1938 – Died February 18, 1963]

 


 

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 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   February 28, 1963

 MRS.     W.    S.    [Elma  Roberts]   JOHNSON

 Funeral services for Mrs. W. S. Johnson, 86, who died at her residence Saturday afternoon, February 23, 1963 were held Sunday in the Montezuma Methodist Church with burial in the PINEHURST CEMETERY.

 

Mrs. Johnson was the former Elma Roberts of Byromville and had resided in Montezuma for 15 years.  She was the wife of a retired Methodist Minister. 

 

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. W. S. Johnson of Montezuma; two sons, Marvin R. Johnson of Columbus and Aldine s. Johnson of West Point; two daughters, Miss Wynelle Johnson of Athens and Miss Eloise Johnson of Atlanta; fie grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and one brother, G. W. Roberts of Pinehurst.

 

Watson – Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 28, 1963

 

MRS.     MOLLIE    A.    BILLINGS                     

 

Mrs. Mollie A. Billings of Memphis died there Saturday night after a long illness.

 

She was the Mother of Mrs. B. B. Barfield of Montezuma.

 

Funeral services were held Monday at the Memphis Funeral Home. Graveside services were held at MEMORIAL PARK CENTER CEMETERY.

 

Besides Mrs. Barfield, Mrs. Billings is survived by six sons and one daughter.

 


2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    March 7, 1963

 

MRS.  LEE    HINTON    [Mary  Laura  Posey]     HARRIS, SR.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. L. H. Harris, Sr., 66, who died Thursday, were held Sunday from the chapel of Watons-Mathews Funeral Home.

 

The Rev. Otho Pirkle, Rev. W. R. Lawhorne and Rev. Harris officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.  The deacons of Cedar Valley Baptist Church served as Honorary and Active pallbearers.

 

Mrs. Harris was a native of Taylor County, but had resided in Montezuma for the past 40 years.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.

 

Surviving are her husband, L. H. Harris, Sr., of Montezuma; two sons, Aubrey E. Harris, Sr. of Montezuma and L. H. Harris, Jr. of Macon; two daughters, Mrs. Willie Lockwood of Ideal and Mrs. Hugh M. Underwood of Warner Robins; two sisters, Mrs. C. W. Wade of Barnesville and Mrs. E. J. Amerson of Lilly; and six grandchildren.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Mary Laura Posey Harris – Born January 13, 1897 – Died February 28, 1963 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Lee Hinton Harris, Sr. [Dec. 27, 1893 – March 6, 1969] See his obit.

 


2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   March 7, 1963

 

CONEY     BLANTON     TURNER

 

Funeral services for C. B. Turner, 66, were held Wednesday, March 6, 1963 from the Ideal Baptist Church with the Rev. H. H. Gregory and Rev. C. C. Edmundson officiating.  Burial followed in the LOCKWOOD – IDEAL CEMETERY in Ideal.

 

Mr. Turner died late Monday night in a local hospital after an extended illness.  He had resided in Ideal all his life and was a retired worker of the State Board of Corrections.  He was a member of the Baptist Church and of Travelers Rest Lodge 65, F. & AM.

 

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Erma Joyce Turner of Ideal; two sons, J. L. Turner and Larry L. Turner, both of Ideal; one granddaughter, Lynn; give grandsons, John, Carrol, Dennis, Lee and Lauren, all of Ideal.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Coney Blanton Turner – Born May 18, 1896 – Died March 4, 1963 is buried in Ideal – Lockwood Cemetery beside his wife, Irma Joyce Turner, wife of C. B. Turner [Dec. 15, 1894 – April 8, 1983]

 


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 2nd  Group Obits for November 2002    

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   December 22, 1960

 

JAMES       TULLY       BRIDGER

 

Funeral services for James T. Bridger, 80, were held Wednesday in Oglethorpe Methodist Church.  Rev. H. H. Sheppard and Rev. F. M. York officiated and burial followed in OGLETHORPE  CEMETERY.

 

Nephews served as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers included: Hixon Guest, Billy Scovill, Bill Hunter, Leonard Ethridge, Ed Brinson, Johnnie Williams and Clay Williams.

 

A retired farmer and resident of Macon County for 50 years, Mr. Bridger died Monday night in a local hospital after a long illness.

 

He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Vera Peters; three daughter, Mrs. R. L. Brady and Mrs. C. J. Green, both of Oglethorpe, and Mrs. E. R. Jernigan of Hapeville; two sisters, Mrs. N. J. Nelson of Hawkinsville, Mrs. L. J. Green of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, C. B. Bridger of Jacksonville, Fla., and three grandchildren.

 

Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: James Tully Bridger – Born November 25, 1880 – Died December 19, 1960 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Vera Peters Bridger [March 18, 1888 – Dec. 12, 1982]

 


2ND  Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Georgia    December 22, 1960

 

MRS.      W.      A.      WATERS

 

Mrs. W. A. Waters of Cordele, passed away Saturday night, December 17, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lester Hunter of Arabi.

 

Funeral services were held on Sunday with the Rev. A. B. Hosea and Rev. Smith officiating, and burial followed in the ANTIOCH CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

Survivors include her husband, W. A. Waters; two sons, C. A. Singletary and Rooney Waters, both of Montezuma; three daughters, Mrs. Lester Hunter of Arabi, Mrs. Ben Whittle of Cordele and Mrs. Esther Miller of Florida; 23 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

 

[Note:  There is “a” Rooney A. Waters Born January 6, 1912 – Died Sept. 21, 1965 buried in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery in Montezuma]

[Note:  There is “a” Charlie A. Singletary Born April 17, 1896 – Died December 3, 1971 buried in Cedar Valley Baptist Church Cemetery near Montezuma]

These might be Mrs. W. A. Waters’ sons.

 


 2ND  Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.      April 25, 1963

 

MRS.       ADA      MAE       VINING      MITCHAM

 

Funeral services for  Mrs. Ada Mae Vining Mitcham, mother of M.  H. Mitcham of Montezuma, were held Thursday, April 18, in the First Baptist Church of Tifton.  Dr. Charles R. Standridge and the Rev. Eddie Allen officiated and burial was in the TIFTON CEMETERY.

 

Mrs. Mitcham died in Tift County Hospital after a brief illness.  She was 81 years old.

 

Survivors include two other sons, Wilbur Mitcham of Leesburg, and Alton Mitcham of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, WALTER  D. VINING of Meansville and ROBERT  H. VINING  of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Mrs. George W. Mallary, Sr. of Albany; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Those from Macon County attending the funeral were:  Mrs. J. B. Morris, Mrs. James Maxey, Mrs. Carl Maxey, Mrs. Leslie Williams, Mrs. J. C. Kenney, Mr. And Mrs. James Fargason, all of Montezuma; Mrs. W. H. Martin, Mrs. C. E. Grace, Mrs. Harry Wood, Mr. and Mrs. John I. English of Oglethorpe; Mrs. Millard Childs of Ideal.

 


 

2ND Group Obits for November 2002               April 25, 1963

 

MRS.        MILES      WILLIAMS      [Eula  McKinney]    CROCKER

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Eula  McKinney Crocker, 95, of Marshallville, who died Thursday afternoon, April 18, 1963 in Vidalia, were held Saturday at the graveside in the MARSHALLVILLE CITY CEMETERY with the Rev. Ted Bass officiating.

 

A native of Texas, she was a daughter of the late Calvin McKinney and Nancy McKinney.  She had lived most of her life in Marshallville.

 

She was a member of the Methodist Church and was the widow of the late Miles Williams Crocker.

 

Surviving are three grandchildren, Mrs. Doyle Bedingfield of Dudley, Robert Jones of Monticello and Mrs. Frank Breese of Covington.

 

Adams Funeral Home of Dublin was in charge.

 

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in  “Cemeteries of Macon County” for Mrs. Eula Crocker.  HOWEVER, in Lot 150 which is a CROCKER FAMILY LOT, I find 4 Unmarked Adult Graves.  Also, I have found an obit for Miles W. Crocker Born ca. 1862 – Died November 7, 1935 @ 73 years of age.  See His Obit.

Evidently, Eula McKinney Crocker, wife of Miles Williams Crocker is buried in one of the Unmarked Adult Graves.] [Eula – Born ca. 1868 – Died 4-18-1963 @ 95 yrs]

 


 2ND Group Obits for November 2002    

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    April 25, 1963

 MRS.         EDMON   M.    [Pearl   Felker]     LAYFIELD

 Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Felker Layfield, 66, of Oglethorpe, were held Wednesday, April 24, 1963 at Whitewater Baptist Church.  The Rev. Homer Fowler and Rev. William Tribble officiated and interment was in PINE LEVEL CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers were:  Franklin Gentry,  Jewell Gentry,  Edwin Layfield,  Ray Odom, Wayne Layfield,  Cliff Smisson.

 Mrs. Layfield, who died early Tuesday morning at her residence after a short illness, was a life-long resident of Macon County.  She was a member of Whitewater Baptist Church.

 Survivors include her husband, Ed M. Layfield of Oglethorpe; six sons, Johnny Layfield, William Layfield and Willmon Layfield, all of Oglethorpe; Herman Layfield of Montezuma, Calvin Layfield and Carl Layfield, both of Columbus; four daughters, Mrs. Junior Cromer, Mrs. Ralph Stafford and Mrs. Clemon Odom all of Oglethorpe, and Mrs. Glenn Gentry of Marshallville; 24 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Sanders of Rupert; and a number of nieves and nephews.

 

Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  Pearl F. Layfield – Born October 5, 1897 – Died April 23, 1963 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside her husband, Edmon M. Layfield [July 28, 1890 – May 31, 1971]

 


 2ND  Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.     January 16, 1964

 

MRS.       W.     P.     [ Mabel  Fay  Wadsworth]     MIMS

 

Funeral services for Mrs. W. P. Mims, 79, of Americus, who died Tuesday, January 7, at the Plains Convalescent Home after a long illness, were held Wednesday from Reese Park Chapel with the Rev. D. J. Blackburn officiating.

 

A native of Macon County, Mrs. Mims was the former Mabel Fay Wadsworth, daughter of the late Dr. J. C. Wadsworth and Emily Murray Wadsworth.  She had resided in Sumter County since 1926 and was a member of the Leslie Methodist Church.

 

Survivors include her husband, W. P. Mims; two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Bedenbaugh and Mrs. W. L. Hancock of Americus; one son, W. W. Mims of Oglethorpe; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

Burial was in OAK GROVE CEMETERY in Americus.

 


 2ND  Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   January 23, 1964

 

TOM       WATSON       HOBBS

 

Funeral services for Tom Watson Hobbs, 71, who died Thursday at his home near Reynolds, were held Friday in the Chapel of Goddard Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Sheppard officiating, assisted by the Rev. John Mangham.  Burial was in PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were G. C. Hobbs, Walter Joe Hobbs, James Hobbs, Jack Hobbs, B. R. Dent, Jr. and Woodrow Hobbs.

 

Honorary pallbearers were Wheeler Smith, Jake Moncrief, Jesse Wright, Kelly Bearden, John G. Simmons, Mack Miller, Morris Slaton, Clement Kiff, Bruce Jones, Thomas Perkins, Pat Murphy and Everett Hammock.

 

A member of PINE LEVEL CHURCH, Mr.  Hobbs  was a retired farmer and resided in Macon County.

 

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Annie Brown Hobbs of Reynolds; two daughters, Mrs. George Matheson of Columbus and Mrs. R. E. Hale of Myrtle Beach, S. C.; two sons, Jimmy B. Hobbs and Tommy Joe Hobbs, of Reynolds; a brother, Owen Hobbs of Collins.

 

[Note: Tom Watson Hobbs – Born September 1892 – Died January 16, 1964 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside his wife, Annie B. Hobbs [April 30, 1898 – July 1, 1978]

 


2ND Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    January 9, 1964

 

JOHN     T.     BIVINS   [JR]

 

Funeral services for John T. Bivins, 82, who died Saturday at his home in Henderson after a long illness, were held Sunday in PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH near Oglethorpe.

 

The Rev. W. T. Hollis officiated and burial was in THE CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

Mr. Bivins was a native of Talbot County, a retired farmer and a member of Whitewater Baptist Church.

 

He is survived by his widow, [not named] ; two sons, J. L. Bivins of Henderson and W. A. Bivins of Atlanta; two daughters, Mrs. F. L. Howell of Oglethorpe and Mrs. J. E. Wells of Ellaville; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

 

[Note: John T. Bivins [Jr.] – Born July 21, 1882 – Died January 4, 1964 is buried in Pine Level United Methodist Church Cemetery beside Maybelle B. Bivins [Born February 15, 1886 – Feb. 2, 1966]

 

[Note: 1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census

BIVINS, John T., J.  38 m/w m’d ggg Rents

  Mabell [Brannon]   33  f/w m’d ggg

  Etherleen     dau.       8  f/w s

  John Lee      son        6  m/w s

  William H.   son        1  m/w s

1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census

BIVINS, John T., Sr.   68  m/w m’d ggg rents  [Not in Macon Co. Cem. Bk.]

  Mary              wife     66  f/w  m’d ggg      [Not in Macon Co., Cem. Bk.]


 

Note: There are 4 UNMARKED ADULT GRAVES next to Wm. Bivins, John T. Bivins, Jr. and Maybelle Brannon Bivins.  Could they be JOHN T.BIVINS, SR. & HIS WIFE, MARY.  ????


2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.     December 1, 1960

 

SOLOMON       FRANK       HOGG

 

S. F. Hogg, 79 year old resident of Montezuma, died early Wednesday in the Macon Hospital.

 

A life-long resident of Macon County, he was a member of Whitewater Baptist Church and Travelers Rest Lodge 65, R. and A. M.  He was recently awarded a 50 year membership pin in Travelers Rest Lodge.  He had served as Ordinary of Macon County for 25 years.

 

Survivors include his wife, Lyda Rawls Hogg; one son, S. F. Hogg of Washington, D. C.; two daughters, Mrs. R. A. Shaner of Akron, Ohio and Mrs. Eddie Santoro of Washington, D.C.; one brother, J. C. Hogg of Beaufort, S. C.; two sisters, Mrs. J. P. Jackson of Montezuma and Mrs. W. H. Shannon of Gainesville, Ga.; seven grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home Thursday.  The Rev. J. C. Conoly and Rev. C. C. Edmondson will officiate.  Interment will follow in FELTON CEMETERY.

 

Nephews will serve as pallbearers and Masons will be honorary pallbearers.

 

[Note:   Solomon Frank Hogg  Born June 28, 1881 – Died November 30, 1960 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Lyda Rawls  Hogg [ May 14, 1887 – May 20, 1992]

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    December 1, 1960

 

MRS.   JOHN   DAVID    [Callie  Kelley]     TARRER

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Callie K. Tarrer, 66, were held Monday in Ideal Baptist Church.  Rev. H. H. Gregory and Rev. J. C. Conoly officiated and burial followed in IDEAL  CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were Joel Wood, Malcolm Wood, Harry Wood, Charles Wood, Raiford Felker and James Kelley.

 

Mrs. Tarrer, a member of the Ideal Baptist Church and Friendship Home Demonstration Club, died Sunday in a Montezuma hospital after a long illness.  She was a lifelong resident of Macon County.

 

She is survived by her husband, John David Tarrer; a daughter, Mrs. Archie Hill of Oglethorpe; two sons, J. W. Tarrer of Ideal,  Horry K. Tarrer of Forest Park; four sisters, Mr. Henry Wood and Mrs. Lewis Wood, both of Ideal, Mrs. John Bray of Oglethorpe, Mrs.  Claude Felker of Dooling; three brothers, James C. Kelley and Raymond Kelley, both of Ideal and Willie B. Kelley of Savannah.

 

Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Callie K. Tarrer – Born August 20,  1894 – Died November 27, 1960 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, John D. Tarrer [Jan. 22, 1895 – July 27, 1964]

 


 2nd Group  Obits for November 2002

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.     December 8, 1960

 DAVID       COLEMAN       RAGIN

 David Coleman Ragin, 53 year old resident of Montezuma, was drowned in Flint River approximately one mile north of Montezuma late Sunday afternoon.

 Ragin’s 12 year old son swam to shore following a boating accident, and then returned to the water and pulled his father to shore before going for aid.

 Ragin, a native of Houston County, had been a resident of Montezuma for 30 years. He was employed as a fireman at Warner Robins Air Base.  He was a member of the Montezuma Methodist Church and the Woodmen of the World Camp 440. 

Survivors include his wife, Opal Barksdale Ragin; three sons, David C. Ragin, Jr. of Decatur, Bobby Ragin and Tommy Ragin, both of Montezuma; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Mathews of Cedartown and Miss Martha Ragin of Montezuma; three brothers, Jack Ragin of Montezuma, Bill Ragin of Milledgeville and Hyman Ragin of Henderson; four sisters, Mrs. Carl Webb and Mrs. Harry Griggs, both of Perry, Mrs. Morgan Hancock of Macon and Major Alice Ragin, U. S. Air Force in Oregon and two grandchildren.

 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, December 6, at Montezuma Methodist church with Rev. C. C. Edmondson and Rev. C. G. Ward officiating.  Interment was in FELTON CEMETERY with Watson Mathews Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. 

[Note: David C. Ragin – Born November 25, 1907 – Died December 4, 1960 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Opal Mae B. Ragin [April 17, 1909 – March 21, 1973]

 


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 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   December 8, 1960

 MRS.    JAMES    ELBERT    [Margaret Harpe]     ANSLEY

 Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Harpe Ansley of Oglethorpe were held at the Oglethorpe Methodist Church Sunday afternoon, December 4, at Thomas and Rev. H. H. Sheppard officiated and burial followed in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

 Mr. Ansley, 87 year old widow of J. E. Ansley, died December 3, at the Americus and Sumter County Hospital.  She was a member of Oglethorpe Methodist Church, U. D. C., and the Oglethorpe Garden Club.

 Survivors include three sons, Rev. W. H. Ansley of Alma, Ga., A. W. Ansley of Sanford, Fla., J. E. Ansley, Jr. of Miami, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. D. L. Franklin of Atlanta; Mrs. Ella West of Columbus; Mrs. R. T. Taylor of Richland; one brother, Frank Harpe of Albany; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. 

[Note: Margaret Harpe Ansley – Born December 31, 1882 – Died December 3, 1960 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside  her husband, James Elbert Ansley [April 2, 1875 – Sept. 1, 1943]

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.      December 15, 1960

 

MRS.          Z.        A.     [Laura   Peacock]       JOINER

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Peacock Joiner, 77, of Montezuma, were held Thursday at Watson Mathews Funeral Home.

 

The Rev. Carl Ayers officiated and burial was in RED HILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY near Oglethorpe.

 

Pallbearers were David Lacey, Jake Aronowitz. Mack Ham, Joe Lacey, Hude Smith, and John T. Bryant.

 

Mrs. Joiner died Wednesday afternoon at the residence of her son, Thomas Joiner of Montezuma.  She was a member of Salem Baptist Church.

 

In addition to her son, survivors include two daughters, Mrs. J. E. Crook and Mrs. Herbert Hurdle, both of Montezuma; three brothers, Roy Peacock and Clyde Peacock, both of Americus; Russell Peacock of Andersonville; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Joiner and Mrs. Docia Walker, both of Andersonville and Mrs. Nora Shaw of Norman Park and a number of grandchildren.

 

[Note: Laura Peacock Joiner  - Born February 16, 1881 – Died December 7, 1960 is buried in Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery beside her husband, Z. A. “Buster” Joiner [ 1874 – 1934] See his obit.]

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.        December 15, 1960

 

CHARLIE       FRANKLIN       BARRETT

 

Funeral services for Charlie Franklin Barrett, 74, were held Sunday in the chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home.  The Rev. Otho Pirkle and Rev. C. C. Edmundson officiated and burial followed in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were C. V. Riddle, Hastel Pike, Ernest Satterfield, Wiley Riddle, P. G. Poteet and Richard Johnson.  The honorary escort consisted of Carlton Jones, T. M. Baggett, Dr. C. P. Savage, Gene Taylor, Edgar Walker, Joe Lacey, J. S. Croxton and Monroe Crook.

 

Mr. Barrett died at his residence Saturday after a brief illness.  He had lived in Montezuma for the past 31 years and was a retired farmer.

 

He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Pearl Coltrane; five sons, William T. Barrett, Charlie Barrett and Clifford Barrett, all of Montezuma; Henry Barrett of Marshallville, and Albert Barrett of Preston; three daughters, Mrs. Tate Satterfield, Mrs. John Baggett and Miss Irene Barrett, all of Montezuma; one brother, Enoch Barrett of Cummings; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Charlie F. Barrett – Born January 19, 1887 – Died December 10, 1960 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Pearl C. Barrett [April 30, 1890 -  April 24, 1971]

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  December 15, 1960

 

TOMMY      ALEXANDER      LAW

 

Tommy Alexander Law, 63 year old Oglethorpe resident, died Saturday at a Montezuma hospital after a lengthy illness.

 

He was a retired law enforcement officer and was later employed by the State Revenue Department.

 

Survivors include his wife, the former Lilla Kelly; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Witt of Marietta and Mrs. Lois Athon of Perry; two sons, Thomas Law of Oglethorpe and Neal Law of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. Leila Odom of Perry and Mrs. Toby Odom of Montezuma; a brother, G. L. Law of Dawson and ten grandchildren.

 

Funeral services were held Sunday at Whitewater Baptist Church with Rev. J. C. Conoly, Rev. U. W. Rollins and Rev. B. T. Peavy officiating.  Burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

 

Active pallbearers were J. F. Williams, H. H. Reed, Woodrow Hobbs  J. C. Wadsworth, Jr. Clemon Odom and Kelley Bearden.

 

Honorary pallbearers were Lewis Wood, W. T. Jolly, Roy Windham, Julian Webb, Clyde Ellison, Lawrence McKenzie, R. R. Beeland, Archie Hill, Maurice Slaton, Clarence Hair, Jackie Trussell, Ronald Rich, and Hugh Crook.

 

Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Tommie A. Law – Born July 29, 1897 – Died December 10, 1960 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Leah Kelley Law [Nov. 25, 1902 – April 20, 1993] They were married December 12, 1920]

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   December 15, 1960

 

HENRY       L.       MEADOWS

 

Funeral services for Henry L. Meadows were held Sunday afternoon in the Ideal Baptist Church.  The Rev. H. H. Gregory officiated and interment was in RED HILL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were James Robinson, Lucius Williams, J. W. Tarrer, A. B. Patterson, Reuben Williams and J. L. Turner.

 

Mr. Meadows, 50 year old resident of Ideal, died at his home about noon Saturday from gunshot wounds which were apparently self-inflicted.

 

He was an employee of the State Highway Department, was a resident of Macon County for 19 years.  He was a member of the Ideal Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Emma Lou Dukes; three daughters, Mrs. M. P. Ray, Miss Mary Emma Meadows, and Miss Christine Meadows, all of Ideal; two sons, Henry L. Meadows, Jr., of Ideal and H. C. Meadows of Oglethorpe; a brother, Willie Meadows of Wichita Falls, Texas and one grandchild.

 

Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  Henry L. Meadows – Born February 10, 1910 – Died December 1960 is buried in Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery between two Adult Unmarked Graves]

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  December 15, 1960

 

JASPER       NEWTON       WILLIAMS

 

Funeral services were held from Reese Park Chapel in Americus Monday for Jasper Newton Williams, 86, who died Saturday night at the Americus and Sumter County Hospital.

 

Rev. M. C. Gardner of Americus and Rev. Charles e. Hood of Whitmire, S. C., officiated.

 

Mr. Williams who resided in Andersonville until last year, is survived by two daughters, Mrs. L. C. Law of Montezuma and Mrs. C. L. Brooks of Tallahassee, Fla.; three sons, Jasper Williams of Americus, Paul Williams of Andersonville and Gibson Williams of Whitmire, S. C.; three brothers, L. P. Williams of Augusta, C. e. Williams of Ellaville and E. L. Williams of Americus; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Heath of Ellaville and Mrs. Estelle Heath of Alexandria, Va.,; also a number of nieces and nephews, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

 

Burial was in ANDERSONVILLE CEMETERY near the Log Church in Downtown Andersonville.

 

[Note: Jasper N. Williams - Born December 18, 1873 – Died December 2, 1960 is buried in Andersonville Cemetery beside Elizabeth H. Williams [March 6, 1878 – Aug. 14, 1928]

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    January 3, 1963

 

ROBERT       C.       GREENE

 

Funeral services for Robert C. Greene, 70 of Ideal, who died Tuesday at a local hospital will be held Thursday at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church in Reynolds.  The Rev. John Mangham will officiate.  Burial will be in IDEAL CEMETERY.

 

Mr. Greene was a Deacon of the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church.  He was a native of Macon County.

 

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Clemmie Lockwood Greene; six sons, Wilbur W. Greene of Butler; Raymond and Martin Ray Greene of Oglethorpe; George B. Greene and Morgan Greene of Ideal and Robert Lewis Greene of Perry; one daughter, Mrs. Monroe Layfield, Jr. of Ideal, 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six brothers, W. L. Greene of Americus; George S. Greene of Oglethorpe, J. Ruben Greene of Florida; Howard J. Greene and John Thomas Greene of Ellaville and Emory Y. Greene of Perry; four sisters, Mrs. Pearl Gilmore of Macon, Mrs. L. R. Justice of Ellaville; Mrs. R. A. McLendon and Mrs. Joe McLendon, both of Oglethorpe.

 

Watson-Mathew Funeral Home of Montezuma is in charge.

 

[Note: Robert C. Greene – Born 1892 – Died 1963 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside  Clemmie L. Greene [1892 – 1972]

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  January 10, 1963

 

HARVEY     JACKSON     GILMORE

 

Harvey Jackson Gilmore of Americus, died at his home Thursday morning, January 3, 1963 after an extended illness.  Funeral services were conducted Friday from Reese Park Chapel with interment in MEMORIAL GARDEN CEMETERY in Americus.

 

Surviving are his wife, the former Ethel McCarty of Ideal, two daughters, four sons, four sisters and fifteen grandchildren.

  

[Note: 1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census]

MC CARTY, James E.         49 m/w m’d o/m ggg  Ideal Cem.

  Willie Beulah [Brooks]      46  f/w m’d ggg Ideal Cem.

  Euland I.      son                  24  m/w s ggg Ideal Cem.

  William Clyde  son             23  m/w s ggg  Little Bethel Prim Bapt. OBIT                 **  ETHEL          dau.                 19  f/w s ggg

  Bulah            dau.                 16  f/w s ggg

  Carrie           dau.                 13  f/w s ggg

  Brooks          son                  10  m/w s ggg

  Tom W.        son                    8  m/w s ggg

  Mary A.        dau.                   7  f/w s ggg

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   January 10, 1963

 

ROY      T.       ABBOTT

 

Funeral services for Roy T. Abbott, 57, who died Friday at his residence, were held Sunday at the First Baptist Church.  The Rev. C. G. Ward and the Rev. H. J. Coleman, pastor of Midway Baptist Church of Barnesville, officiated.  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORYAL PARK CEMETERY

 

Pallbearers : Cleve Mitchell, Douglas Griggers, Jr., Royce Singleton, Harold Parks, Ennis Crowe, Edmond Layfield, Cliff Bowen and Jimmy Jones.

 

Mrs. Abbott, a retired knitter and a member of Midway Baptist Church of Barnesville, died after an extended illness.  He was a native of Lamar County, but had lived in Montezuma about 40 years.

 

Survivors include his widow, the former Algie Hill of Montezuma; one son Thomas Gerald Abbott of Montezuma; three brothers, Jack Abbott and Sandy Abbott, both of Barnesville and Julius L. Abbott of Griffin; two sisters, Mrs. Luther Brooks and Miss Minnie Abbott, both of Griffin; one grandson, Chris Abbott of Montezuma.

 

Watson – Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  Roy T. Abbott – Born May 11, 1905 – Died January 4, 1963 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife,  Algie Hill Abbott [May 2, 1910 – March 14, 1982]

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  January 10, 1963

 

MRS.   ZACHARIAH   MONROE   [Jessie  Mae  Bell ]   PASSMORE,  SR.

 

Mrs. Jessie Mae Bell  Passmore, 66, of Oglethorpe, died Friday, January 4, at the Americus Sumter County Hospital after an extended illness.

 

Funeral services were held Sunday at PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH with the Rev. W. J. Childree and the Rev. David Page officiating.  Burial was in the PLEASANT GROVE CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers included J. M. Slaton, Wheeler Smith, Johnny Simmons, Robert Jones, Hugh Slaton, Sid Crook, Robert Hall and Marvin McCarty.

 

Mrs. Passmore was a native of Macon County and had lived here all her life.

 

Surviving are her husband, Monroe Passmore of Oglethorpe; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Crook of Americus and Mrs. J. V. Hammond of Hapeville; three brothers, Joe Bell of Andersonville, W. D. Bell of Warner Robins and Claude Bell of Jacksonville, Fla., one sister, Mrs. E. N. Goodroe of Thomaston; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in Charge of Arrangements.

 

[Note: Jessie M. Passmore [ Born 1896 – Died 1963 is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery beside her husband, A. Monroe Passmore,[Sr.] [1887 - 1963


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    January 17, 1963

 

MRS.     WILLIAM    SAM   [Myra  Ophelia  Hankinson]   Hines

 

Funeral services for Mrs. W. S. Hines, 75, who died Wednesday, January 9, at a Montezuma hospital after a long illness, were held Thursday at the Ideal Baptist Church.

 

The Rev. H. H. Gregory, pastor, and the Rev. Otho Pirkle officiated and burial was in MT. ZION BAPTIST CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were David Childs, Billy Childs, James Robinson, Howard Park, Donald Massey and Fred Gilbert.

 

The Honorary Escort was composed of Marvin Etheridge, Lewis Barfield, Dr. C. P. Savage, G. C. Gilbert, C. G. Wood, J. F. Felker, W. T. Jolly, Clyde Gilbert, Harvey McCarty, M. G. Childs, G. C. Chapman, Leonard Etheridge, T. O. Webb, A. L. Fowler, W. L. McClung and Charlie Oliver.

 

Mrs. Hines had resided in Ideal for the past eleven years, and was a member of the Ideal Baptist Church.  She was the daughter of the late James L. and Susie Barfield Hankinson.

 

Survivors include one son, J. C. Hines of Oglethorpe; six daughters, Mrs. E. L. Layfield, Mrs. J. B. Hines, Mrs. J. H. Dominy, Mrs. F. M. Dominy and Mrs. Reuben Williams, all of Ideal, and Mrs. Gladys H. Tate of Dublin; three brothers, R. D. Hankinson of Thomaston; 24 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  Myra Ophelia Hines – Born 1887 – Died 1963 is buried in Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery beside her husband, William Sam Hines [1880 – 1946] See his Obit     

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   January 17, 1963

 

MRS.   A.       J.      [Lula   Peters]    GREEN

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Peters Green, 78, widow of A. J. Green were held in the Southside Baptist Church in Thomaston, Wednesday.

 

Mrs. Green, a native of Macon County, was killed instantly Monday evening when the car in which she was riding was struck by a truck.  She was accompanying some friends to a church service and the car was hit as it turned into the church grounds.

 

Mrs. Greene is survived by one son, Fred Green of Thomaston; four grandchildren of Thomaston; two sisters, Mrs. J. T. Bridger of Oglethorpe and Miss Sara Peters of Rupert and two brothers, Enock Peters of Rupert and Walter Peters of Thomaston.  A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

 

Burial was in a THOMASTON CEMETERY.

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   January 24, 1963

 

ABNER     H.      HAMBRICK

 

Funeral services for Abner H. Hambrick, 75, who died Wednesday, January 16, 1963 in a Montezuma hospital after a long illness, were held Friday in the County Line Baptist Church in Macon County with Elder Waldrop and Elder J. W. Hartley officiating.  Burial was in the COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

A native of Macon County, Mr. Hambrick was a retired farmer and a member of Prosperity Baptist Church.

 

Surivors include his widow; [not named] five daughters, Mrs. A. C. Taylor of Hickory, N.C., Mrs. Sara Beavers of Fort Valley, Mrs. Ray Bowen and Mrs. Linward Carroll, both of Perry and Mrs. Marvin Moore of Unadilla; a son Mitchell Hambrick of Marshallville two brothers. C. E. Hambrick of Unadilla and I. S. Hambrick of Albany; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

[Note: Abner R. Hambrick – born August 27, 1888 – Died January 16, 1963 “Daddy” is buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery beside his wife, Agnes R. Hambrick [Nov. 26, 1894 – Aug 29, 1976] “Mama” also buried beside, Lena Rivers, wife of A. R. Hamrick [Aug. 28, 1887 – Feb 27, 1912]

 

[Note: The Obit says Abner H. Hambrick – The Macon Co., Cem. Book says Abner R. Hambrick]

 

 

[Note:  CARD OF THANKS in the January 24, 1963 C & G from THE FAMILY OF ABNER R. HAMBRICK.]

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  January 24, 1963

 

JESSE     M.     KENNEDY 

 

Funeral services for Jesse M. Kennedy, 87, were held Monday from the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.  The Rev. H. H. Sheppard and Rev. Lloyd Seiler officiated and burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

 

Pallberaers – not copied.

 

Mr. Kennedy died Sunday morning at a nursing home after a long illness.  He was a native of Macon County, but had resided in Savannah for 40 years, having returned here a year ago.

 

He was a retired railroad conductor with the Savannah-Atlanta Railroad, with whom he served 60 years.  He was a member of the Order of Railway Conductors and the BPOE.  He was a member of Corinth Methodist Church.

 

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Sara K. Scoville of Oglethorpe; one brother, E. C. Kennedy of Fayetteville; one sister-in-law, Mrs. E. R. Kennedy of Oglethorpe; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Jesse M. Kennedy – Born January 4, 1876 – Died January 20, 1963 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery]

 


 

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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  January 24, 1963

 

JAMES     T.     BENFORD

 

James T. Benford, 71, died suddenly shortly after noon Sunday at his home, 109 Hillside , Albany, Ga.  He and Mrs. Benford celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary Saturday with a family gathering.  He had been a resident of Albany since 1942.  He was a member of the Albany Primitive Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include his wife, who before her marriage was Miss Janie Cromer of Macon County , Ga.; three daughters, Mrs. M. E. Arrington of Montezuma, Mrs. R. E. Robinson and Mrs. Ruby Bullard, both of Albany; four sons; James E. Benford of DeLand, Fla., John R. Benford, Grady C., Benford, and Herbert F. Benford, all of Albany; three sisters; Mrs. Lizzie Edmondson of Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Herbert Ireland of Ashburn and Mrsa. Ida English of Plains, Ga.; three brothers; Riley Benford of Oglethorpe, HGerman Benford of Texas and Robert Benford of Germany; 22 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

 

Burial in RIVERSIDE CEMETERY in Albany.

 


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 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   February 7, 1963

 MRS.   J.    W.   [ Julia  T. ]    SEWELL

 Mrs. Julia T. Sewell, 81, of Oglethorpe, died at a Montezuma hospital Thursday night.  She had been in failing health for several years.

 Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon from Cedar Valley Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Otho Pirkle and Rev. Homer Fowler officiating.  Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY.

 Grandsons of the deceased served as pallbearers.

 Mrs. Sewell had lived in Oglethorpe for 40 years, moving there from Cummings, Ga.  She was the widow of J. W. Sewell and a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church.

 Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Morris Singleton and Mrs. Jack Ragan, both of Montezuma, and Mrs. David English of Oglethorpe; two sons, Paul W. Sewell of Cordele and J. Hoyt Sewell of Albany; one sister, Mrs. Nettie Aaron of Cummings; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.


Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in Felton Cemetery for Mrs. Julia T. Sewell  b. ca. 1882  Died February 1,  1963, HOWEVER, I do find an obit dated February 19, 1931 for Annie Ruth Sewell b. ca. 1914 d. Feb. 1931, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sewell] There is NOT a marked grave for her, at least not that I have found]

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 7, 1963

 

MRS.  STOKIE   [Clara ]     WISHAM

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Stokie Wisham, 75, of Oglethorpe, who died Sunday in a Montezuma hospital after a short illness, were conducted Monday from the LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH.  The Rev. W. R. Lawhorn officiated and burial was in the CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were July Webb, Sr.; I. P. Cox, Reuben Odom, Lewis Wood, Harry Wood and Jake Moncrief.

 

A lifelong resident of Macon County, Mrs. Wisham had made her with Mrs. John Bray in Oglethorpe for the past four years.  She was a member of Little Bethel Church.

 

Survivors include a half-sister, Mrs. Fannie Wise of Jacksonville, Fla.; a niece, Mrs. Otis R. Cox of Warner Robins; three nephews, D. R. McGlamory of Americus, Coley Wisham of Marshallville and Clyde Wisham of Richland.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Clara Wisham – Born 1886 – Died 1963 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery]

 


 

  

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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 7, 1963

 

MRS.  W.   A .   HARVILL

 

Mrs. W. A. Harvill,   mother of Dan O. Harvill of Oglethorpe, died Sunday afternoon, February 3, after several weeks illness.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Harvill, who would have been 84 years old Friday, were conducted Monday from the Conyers Methodist Church.  Interment was in WESTVIEW CEMETERY in Atlanta.

 

Survivors include three other sons, T. B. Harvill of Conyers, Richard E. Harvill of Griffin and J. S. Harvill of Charleston, S.C.; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth H. Wood of Conyers, Mrs. L. E. Brady of Decatur and Mrs. Baker Stewart of Covington; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

 

Harry L. White Funeral Home of Conyers was in charge of arrangements.

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   February 14, 1963

 

JAMES      HENRY      BODREY

 

Funeral services for James Henry Bodrey, 54, were held Thursday, February 7, at Whitewater Baptist Church.  The Rev. Homer Fowler officiated and interment was in ODOM’S  FAMILY  CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were T. J. Harris, Jake Moncrief, L. W. Cromer, Roy E. Cromer, John E. Cromer and J. W. Cromer.

 

Mr. Bodrey died Wednesday at his home near Miona Springs apparently of a heart attack.  He was a farmer and a member of Whitewater Baptist Church.  He was a native of Dooly County but had resided in Macon County 40 years.

 

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ida S. Bodrey of Oglethorpe; two sons, James B. Bodrey of Perry and Jack Bodrey of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. Lessie Odom of Pottersville; three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in Odom Family Cemetery for James Henry Bodrey BUT there are many UNMARKED GRAVES in that cemetery.]

[Note; James Henry Bodrey – Born about  1909 – Died February 6, 1963

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 14, 1963

 

GERALD     FRANKLIN     JONES

 

Final rites for Gerald Franklin Jones,  29, of Vero Beach, Fla., were conducted Tuesday from LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH near Ideal with the Rev. W. R. Lawhorn and Rev. Walter Jones officiating.  Interment was in the CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were Marvin McCarty, Harold McCarty, Clinton Holloway, Gene Layfield and Tom Fowler.

 

Mr. Jones was killed instantly early Saturday night in an auto-train accident in Clewiston, Fla.  Two other men also died in the accident.

 

The son of Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Jones of Ideal, the deceased was born and reared in Macon County and was graduated from Ideal High School in 1949.  He had lived in Vero Beach for five years and was associated with a brother in the lime business.

 

He was a member of the Little Bethel Baptist Church and a veteran of the Korean conflict.

 

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gerald [Teeny] Jones; his parents; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ed McCarty; six brothers, Earl Jones of Vero Beach, S. R. Jones of Montezuma, O. E. Jones of Ideal, Herbert T. Jones of Fort Valley, M. L. Jones of Oglethorpe and Bruce Jones of Reynolds; five sisters, Mrs. Ed Moore of Atlanta, Mrs. Marvis Chapman of Ideal, Mrs. H. H. Hedrick of Albany, Mrs. Harry Lyttle of Iowa, and Mrs. Harry Johnston of Claxton.

 

Watson-Mathew Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  Gerald Frank Jones – Sp/5 U.S.Army Korea - - Born November 24, 1932 – Died February 9, 1963 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery  beside his parents, Seaborn Oscar Jones [1885 – 1973] Obit & Beaulah McCarty Jones [1904-1965]

 

[Note: OOOPS !!!   The Death Date for Gerald Frank Jones is INCORRECT in the “Cemeteries of Macon County”  It reads 1953 & it should read 1963]

 


 

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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    February 21, 1963

 

MRS.      CLYDE     A.    [Pearl     Jones]     MASSEY

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Jones Massey, 64, were held Tuesday, February 19, 1963 from the First Baptist Church of Montezuma, with the Rev. Otho Pirkle officiating.  Interment was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

 

Serving as pallbearers were Billy Peaster, Travis Peaster, Edward Layfield, Edwin Lockerman, Edwin Davis and G. W. Walls.

 

Mrs. Massey died Monday morning in a local hospital after a long illness.  She was the daughter of the late Lee and Laura Hill Jones, a life long resident of Macon County and a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church.

 

Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marvin Beard of Montezuma; four sons, George W. Massey and Arthur Lee Massey, both of Montezuma, William Thomas Massey of Perry and Alfred Massey of Byron; one sister, Mrs. Jim West of Nashville, Ga.; 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

 

Reese Park Funeral Chapel of Americus was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Pearl J. Massey – Born September 3, 1898 – Died February 18, 1963 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her son, Arthur Lee Massey SN U.S.Navy  Korea [Sept. 8. 1932 – Jan. 25, 1992] See his obit –

 

[Note:   OOOOPS !!!! The Death Date for Pearl Jones Massey is INCORRECT in the “Cemeteries of Macon County” Book.  It reads 1962 – It should read, 1963]

 


2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 21, 1963

 

MRS.     JAMES     GENERAL  [Mary  Caskey]   LAW

 

Mrs. Mary Caskey Law, 60, of Oglethorpe died unexpectedly Thursday, February 14, 1963.  She was a native of Sumter County, but had lived in Oglethorpe for the past several years.  She was a member of Rylander Methodist Church in Sumter County.  Mrs. Law was the widow of the late James General Law, who died about two months ago.  She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services were held Friday from Reese Park Chapel with the Rev. C. D. Justice and Rev. Benton W. Taylor officiating.  Interment was in RED  HILL CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were Bill Powell, Alex Davis, Carl Stafford, D. H. Brown, Buddy Brown and Martin Law.

 

Reese Park Chapel of Americus was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in Red Hill Cemetery in Macon County. For either Mrs. Mary Caskey Law  Born about 1903 – Died February 14, 1963 or her husband, James General Law who would have died in late, 1962 per this obit.]

 


 

2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 21, 1963

 

JAMES       WILLIAM       BROWN   

  

                         &

 

MRS.  JAMES   WILLIAM  [ Merita  Howell ]   BROWN

 

Double funeral services for Mrs. Merita H. Brown, 18, of Montezuma, and James W. Brown, 24 of Ellaville, whose deaths occurred early Monday night near Ellaville, will be held Thursday afternoon from CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH.  The Rev. Otho Pirkle and Rev. Benton Taylor will officiate and interment will be in the CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

Mrs. Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. K. Howell of Montezuma, attended the local schools and at the time of her death was employed at the Manhattan Shirt Co., in Americus.

 

She is survived by her parents; a son, Jackie Brown; two sisters, Mrs. Jeanette Sterett of Americus and Miss Reba Howell of Montezuma; two brothers, Clark B. Howell of Cordele and Randy Howell of Montezuma; maternal grandmother, Mr. J. M. Philmon; and paternal grandmother, Mrs. J. S. Howell of Conyers.

 

Mr. Brown is survived by a son, Jackie Brown; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cleve I. Brown of Ellaville; and four brothers.

 

[Note:  Merita H. Brown – Born July 3, 1944 – Died February 18, 1963 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside her husband, James Williams Brown – Born November 21, 1938 – Died February 18, 1963]

 


 

2nd Group  Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   February 28, 1963

 

MRS.     W.    S.    [Elma  Roberts]   JOHNSON

 

Funeral services for Mrs. W. S. Johnson, 86, who died at her residence Saturday afternoon, February 23, 1963 were held Sunday in the Montezuma Methodist Church with burial in the PINEHURST CEMETERY.

 

Mrs. Johnson was the former Elma Roberts of Byromville and had resided in Montezuma for 15 years.  She was the wife of a retired Methodist Minister. 

 

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. W. S. Johnson of Montezuma; two sons, Marvin R. Johnson of Columbus and Aldine s. Johnson of West Point; two daughters, Miss Wynelle Johnson of Athens and Miss Eloise Johnson of Atlanta; fie grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and one brother, G. W. Roberts of Pinehurst.

 

Watson – Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 28, 1963

 

MRS.     MOLLIE    A.    BILLINGS                     

 

Mrs. Mollie A. Billings of Memphis died there Saturday night after a long illness.

 

She was the Mother of Mrs. B. B. Barfield of Montezuma.

 

Funeral services were held Monday at the Memphis Funeral Home. Graveside services were held at MEMORIAL PARK CENTER CEMETERY.

 

Besides Mrs. Barfield, Mrs. Billings is survived by six sons and one daughter.

 


2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    March 7, 1963

 

MRS.  LEE    HINTON    [Mary  Laura  Posey]     HARRIS, SR.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. L. H. Harris, Sr., 66, who died Thursday, were held Sunday from the chapel of Watons-Mathews Funeral Home.

 

The Rev. Otho Pirkle, Rev. W. R. Lawhorne and Rev. Harris officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.  The deacons of Cedar Valley Baptist Church served as Honorary and Active pallbearers.

 

Mrs. Harris was a native of Taylor County, but had resided in Montezuma for the past 40 years.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.

 

Surviving are her husband, L. H. Harris, Sr., of Montezuma; two sons, Aubrey E. Harris, Sr. of Montezuma and L. H. Harris, Jr. of Macon; two daughters, Mrs. Willie Lockwood of Ideal and Mrs. Hugh M. Underwood of Warner Robins; two sisters, Mrs. C. W. Wade of Barnesville and Mrs. E. J. Amerson of Lilly; and six grandchildren.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Mary Laura Posey Harris – Born January 13, 1897 – Died February 28, 1963 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Lee Hinton Harris, Sr. [Dec. 27, 1893 – March 6, 1969] See his obit.

 


 2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   March 7, 1963

 

CONEY     BLANTON     TURNER

 

Funeral services for C. B. Turner, 66, were held Wednesday, March 6, 1963 from the Ideal Baptist Church with the Rev. H. H. Gregory and Rev. C. C. Edmundson officiating.  Burial followed in the LOCKWOOD – IDEAL CEMETERY in Ideal.

 

Mr. Turner died late Monday night in a local hospital after an extended illness.  He had resided in Ideal all his life and was a retired worker of the State Board of Corrections.  He was a member of the Baptist Church and of Travelers Rest Lodge 65, F. & AM.

 

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Erma Joyce Turner of Ideal; two sons, J. L. Turner and Larry L. Turner, both of Ideal; one granddaughter, Lynn; give grandsons, John, Carrol, Dennis, Lee and Lauren, all of Ideal.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Coney Blanton Turner – Born May 18, 1896 – Died March 4, 1963 is buried in Ideal – Lockwood Cemetery beside his wife, Irma Joyce Turner, wife of C. B. Turner [Dec. 15, 1894 – April 8, 1983]

 


 

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2nd  Group Obits for November 2002    

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   December 22, 1960

 

JAMES       TULLY       BRIDGER

 

Funeral services for James T. Bridger, 80, were held Wednesday in Oglethorpe Methodist Church.  Rev. H. H. Sheppard and Rev. F. M. York officiated and burial followed in OGLETHORPE  CEMETERY.

 

Nephews served as pallbearers.  Honorary pallbearers included: Hixon Guest, Billy Scovill, Bill Hunter, Leonard Ethridge, Ed Brinson, Johnnie Williams and Clay Williams.

 

A retired farmer and resident of Macon County for 50 years, Mr. Bridger died Monday night in a local hospital after a long illness.

 

He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Vera Peters; three daughter, Mrs. R. L. Brady and Mrs. C. J. Green, both of Oglethorpe, and Mrs. E. R. Jernigan of Hapeville; two sisters, Mrs. N. J. Nelson of Hawkinsville, Mrs. L. J. Green of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, C. B. Bridger of Jacksonville, Fla., and three grandchildren.

 

Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: James Tully Bridger – Born November 25, 1880 – Died December 19, 1960 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Vera Peters Bridger [March 18, 1888 – Dec. 12, 1982]

 


2ND  Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Georgia    December 22, 1960

 

MRS.      W.      A.      WATERS

 

Mrs. W. A. Waters of Cordele, passed away Saturday night, December 17, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lester Hunter of Arabi.

 

Funeral services were held on Sunday with the Rev. A. B. Hosea and Rev. Smith officiating, and burial followed in the ANTIOCH CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

Survivors include her husband, W. A. Waters; two sons, C. A. Singletary and Rooney Waters, both of Montezuma; three daughters, Mrs. Lester Hunter of Arabi, Mrs. Ben Whittle of Cordele and Mrs. Esther Miller of Florida; 23 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

 

[Note:  There is “a” Rooney A. Waters Born January 6, 1912 – Died Sept. 21, 1965 buried in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery in Montezuma]

[Note:  There is “a” Charlie A. Singletary Born April 17, 1896 – Died December 3, 1971 buried in Cedar Valley Baptist Church Cemetery near Montezuma]

These might be Mrs. W. A. Waters’ sons.

  


2ND  Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.      April 25, 1963

 

MRS.       ADA      MAE       VINING      MITCHAM

 

Funeral services for  Mrs. Ada Mae Vining Mitcham, mother of M.  H. Mitcham of Montezuma, were held Thursday, April 18, in the First Baptist Church of Tifton.  Dr. Charles R. Standridge and the Rev. Eddie Allen officiated and burial was in the TIFTON CEMETERY.

 

Mrs. Mitcham died in Tift County Hospital after a brief illness.  She was 81 years old.

 

Survivors include two other sons, Wilbur Mitcham of Leesburg, and Alton Mitcham of Jacksonville, Fla.; two brothers, WALTER  D. VINING of Meansville and ROBERT  H. VINING  of Dallas, Texas; a sister, Mrs. George W. Mallary, Sr. of Albany; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

Those from Macon County attending the funeral were:  Mrs. J. B. Morris, Mrs. James Maxey, Mrs. Carl Maxey, Mrs. Leslie Williams, Mrs. J. C. Kenney, Mr. And Mrs. James Fargason, all of Montezuma; Mrs. W. H. Martin, Mrs. C. E. Grace, Mrs. Harry Wood, Mr. and Mrs. John I. English of Oglethorpe; Mrs. Millard Childs of Ideal.

 


2ND Group Obits for November 2002               April 25, 1963

 

MRS.        MILES      WILLIAMS      [Eula  McKinney]    CROCKER

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Eula  McKinney Crocker, 95, of Marshallville, who died Thursday afternoon, April 18, 1963 in Vidalia, were held Saturday at the graveside in the MARSHALLVILLE CITY CEMETERY with the Rev. Ted Bass officiating.

 

A native of Texas, she was a daughter of the late Calvin McKinney and Nancy McKinney.  She had lived most of her life in Marshallville.

 

She was a member of the Methodist Church and was the widow of the late Miles Williams Crocker.

 

Surviving are three grandchildren, Mrs. Doyle Bedingfield of Dudley, Robert Jones of Monticello and Mrs. Frank Breese of Covington.

 

Adams Funeral Home of Dublin was in charge.

 

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in  “Cemeteries of Macon County” for Mrs. Eula Crocker.  HOWEVER, in Lot 150 which is a CROCKER FAMILY LOT, I find 4 Unmarked Adult Graves.  Also, I have found an obit for Miles W. Crocker Born ca. 1862 – Died November 7, 1935 @ 73 years of age.  See His Obit.

Evidently, Eula McKinney Crocker, wife of Miles Williams Crocker is buried in one of the Unmarked Adult Graves.] [Eula – Born ca. 1868 – Died 4-18-1963 @ 95 yrs]

 


2ND Group Obits for November 2002    

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    April 25, 1963

 

MRS.         EDMON   M.    [Pearl   Felker]     LAYFIELD

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Felker Layfield, 66, of Oglethorpe, were held Wednesday, April 24, 1963 at Whitewater Baptist Church.  The Rev. Homer Fowler and Rev. William Tribble officiated and interment was in PINE LEVEL CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were:  Franklin Gentry,  Jewell Gentry,  Edwin Layfield,  Ray Odom, Wayne Layfield,  Cliff Smisson.

 

Mrs. Layfield, who died early Tuesday morning at her residence after a short illness, was a life-long resident of Macon County.  She was a member of Whitewater Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include her husband, Ed M. Layfield of Oglethorpe; six sons, Johnny Layfield, William Layfield and Willmon Layfield, all of Oglethorpe; Herman Layfield of Montezuma, Calvin Layfield and Carl Layfield, both of Columbus; four daughters, Mrs. Junior Cromer, Mrs. Ralph Stafford and Mrs. Clemon Odom all of Oglethorpe, and Mrs. Glenn Gentry of Marshallville; 24 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Sanders of Rupert; and a number of nieves and nephews.

 

Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  Pearl F. Layfield – Born October 5, 1897 – Died April 23, 1963 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside her husband, Edmon M. Layfield [July 28, 1890 – May 31, 1971]

 


2ND  Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.     January 16, 1964

 

MRS.       W.     P.     [ Mabel  Fay  Wadsworth]     MIMS

 

Funeral services for Mrs. W. P. Mims, 79, of Americus, who died Tuesday, January 7, at the Plains Convalescent Home after a long illness, were held Wednesday from Reese Park Chapel with the Rev. D. J. Blackburn officiating.

 

A native of Macon County, Mrs. Mims was the former Mabel Fay Wadsworth, daughter of the late Dr. J. C. Wadsworth and Emily Murray Wadsworth.  She had resided in Sumter County since 1926 and was a member of the Leslie Methodist Church.

 

Survivors include her husband, W. P. Mims; two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Bedenbaugh and Mrs. W. L. Hancock of Americus; one son, W. W. Mims of Oglethorpe; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 

Burial was in OAK GROVE CEMETERY in Americus.

 


2ND  Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   January 23, 1964

 

TOM       WATSON       HOBBS

 

Funeral services for Tom Watson Hobbs, 71, who died Thursday at his home near Reynolds, were held Friday in the Chapel of Goddard Funeral Home with the Rev. Harold Sheppard officiating, assisted by the Rev. John Mangham.  Burial was in PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were G. C. Hobbs, Walter Joe Hobbs, James Hobbs, Jack Hobbs, B. R. Dent, Jr. and Woodrow Hobbs.

 

Honorary pallbearers were Wheeler Smith, Jake Moncrief, Jesse Wright, Kelly Bearden, John G. Simmons, Mack Miller, Morris Slaton, Clement Kiff, Bruce Jones, Thomas Perkins, Pat Murphy and Everett Hammock.

 

A member of PINE LEVEL CHURCH, Mr.  Hobbs  was a retired farmer and resided in Macon County.

 

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Annie Brown Hobbs of Reynolds; two daughters, Mrs. George Matheson of Columbus and Mrs. R. E. Hale of Myrtle Beach, S. C.; two sons, Jimmy B. Hobbs and Tommy Joe Hobbs, of Reynolds; a brother, Owen Hobbs of Collins.

 

[Note: Tom Watson Hobbs – Born September 1892 – Died January 16, 1964 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside his wife, Annie B. Hobbs [April 30, 1898 – July 1, 1978]

 


2ND Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    January 9, 1964

 

JOHN     T.     BIVINS   [JR]

 

Funeral services for John T. Bivins, 82, who died Saturday at his home in Henderson after a long illness, were held Sunday in PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH near Oglethorpe.

 

The Rev. W. T. Hollis officiated and burial was in THE CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

Mr. Bivins was a native of Talbot County, a retired farmer and a member of Whitewater Baptist Church.

 

He is survived by his widow, [not named] ; two sons, J. L. Bivins of Henderson and W. A. Bivins of Atlanta; two daughters, Mrs. F. L. Howell of Oglethorpe and Mrs. J. E. Wells of Ellaville; 16 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

 

[Note: John T. Bivins [Jr.] – Born July 21, 1882 – Died January 4, 1964 is buried in Pine Level United Methodist Church Cemetery beside Maybelle B. Bivins [Born February 15, 1886 – Feb. 2, 1966]

 

[Note: 1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census

BIVINS, John T., J.  38 m/w m’d ggg Rents

  Mabell [Brannon]   33  f/w m’d ggg

  Etherleen     dau.       8  f/w s

  John Lee      son        6  m/w s

  William H.   son        1  m/w s

1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census

BIVINS, John T., Sr.   68  m/w m’d ggg rents  [Not in Macon Co. Cem. Bk.]

  Mary              wife     66  f/w  m’d ggg      [Not in Macon Co., Cem. Bk.]

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Note: There are 4 UNMARKED ADULT GRAVES next to Wm. Bivins, John T. Bivins, Jr. and Maybelle Brannon Bivins.  Could they be JOHN T.BIVINS, SR. & HIS WIFE, MARY.  ????

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2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.     December 1, 1960

 

SOLOMON       FRANK       HOGG

 

S. F. Hogg, 79 year old resident of Montezuma, died early Wednesday in the Macon Hospital.

 

A life-long resident of Macon County, he was a member of Whitewater Baptist Church and Travelers Rest Lodge 65, R. and A. M.  He was recently awarded a 50 year membership pin in Travelers Rest Lodge.  He had served as Ordinary of Macon County for 25 years.

 

Survivors include his wife, Lyda Rawls Hogg; one son, S. F. Hogg of Washington, D. C.; two daughters, Mrs. R. A. Shaner of Akron, Ohio and Mrs. Eddie Santoro of Washington, D.C.; one brother, J. C. Hogg of Beaufort, S. C.; two sisters, Mrs. J. P. Jackson of Montezuma and Mrs. W. H. Shannon of Gainesville, Ga.; seven grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services will be held in the chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home Thursday.  The Rev. J. C. Conoly and Rev. C. C. Edmondson will officiate.  Interment will follow in FELTON CEMETERY.

 

Nephews will serve as pallbearers and Masons will be honorary pallbearers.

 

[Note:   Solomon Frank Hogg  Born June 28, 1881 – Died November 30, 1960 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Lyda Rawls  Hogg [ May 14, 1887 – May 20, 1992]

   


2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    December 1, 1960

 

MRS.   JOHN   DAVID    [Callie  Kelley]     TARRER

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Callie K. Tarrer, 66, were held Monday in Ideal Baptist Church.  Rev. H. H. Gregory and Rev. J. C. Conoly officiated and burial followed in IDEAL  CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were Joel Wood, Malcolm Wood, Harry Wood, Charles Wood, Raiford Felker and James Kelley.

 

Mrs. Tarrer, a member of the Ideal Baptist Church and Friendship Home Demonstration Club, died Sunday in a Montezuma hospital after a long illness.  She was a lifelong resident of Macon County.

 

She is survived by her husband, John David Tarrer; a daughter, Mrs. Archie Hill of Oglethorpe; two sons, J. W. Tarrer of Ideal,  Horry K. Tarrer of Forest Park; four sisters, Mr. Henry Wood and Mrs. Lewis Wood, both of Ideal, Mrs. John Bray of Oglethorpe, Mrs.  Claude Felker of Dooling; three brothers, James C. Kelley and Raymond Kelley, both of Ideal and Willie B. Kelley of Savannah.

 

Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Callie K. Tarrer – Born August 20,  1894 – Died November 27, 1960 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, John D. Tarrer [Jan. 22, 1895 – July 27, 1964]

 


2nd Group  Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.     December 8, 1960

 

DAVID       COLEMAN       RAGIN

 

David Coleman Ragin, 53 year old resident of Montezuma, was drowned in Flint River approximately one mile north of Montezuma late Sunday afternoon.

 

Ragin’s 12 year old son swam to shore following a boating accident, and then returned to the water and pulled his father to shore before going for aid.

 

Ragin, a native of Houston County, had been a resident of Montezuma for 30 years. He was employed as a fireman at Warner Robins Air Base.  He was a member of the Montezuma Methodist Church and the Woodmen of the World Camp 440.

 

Survivors include his wife, Opal Barksdale Ragin; three sons, David C. Ragin, Jr. of Decatur, Bobby Ragin and Tommy Ragin, both of Montezuma; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Mathews of Cedartown and Miss Martha Ragin of Montezuma; three brothers, Jack Ragin of Montezuma, Bill Ragin of Milledgeville and Hyman Ragin of Henderson; four sisters, Mrs. Carl Webb and Mrs. Harry Griggs, both of Perry, Mrs. Morgan Hancock of Macon and Major Alice Ragin, U. S. Air Force in Oregon and two grandchildren.

 

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, December 6, at Montezuma Methodist church with Rev. C. C. Edmondson and Rev. C. G. Ward officiating.  Interment was in FELTON CEMETERY with Watson Mathews Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: David C. Ragin – Born November 25, 1907 – Died December 4, 1960 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Opal Mae B. Ragin [April 17, 1909 – March 21, 1973]

 

 


2nd Group Obits  for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   December 8, 1960

 

MRS.    JAMES    ELBERT    [Margaret Harpe]     ANSLEY

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Harpe Ansley of Oglethorpe were held at the Oglethorpe Methodist Church Sunday afternoon, December 4, at Thomas and Rev. H. H. Sheppard officiated and burial followed in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

 

Mr. Ansley, 87 year old widow of J. E. Ansley, died December 3, at the Americus and Sumter County Hospital.  She was a member of Oglethorpe Methodist Church, U. D. C., and the Oglethorpe Garden Club.

 

Survivors include three sons, Rev. W. H. Ansley of Alma, Ga., A. W. Ansley of Sanford, Fla., J. E. Ansley, Jr. of Miami, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. D. L. Franklin of Atlanta; Mrs. Ella West of Columbus; Mrs. R. T. Taylor of Richland; one brother, Frank Harpe of Albany; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 

[Note: Margaret Harpe Ansley – Born December 31, 1882 – Died December 3, 1960 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside  her husband, James Elbert Ansley [April 2, 1875 – Sept. 1, 1943]

 


2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.      December 15, 1960

 

MRS.          Z.        A.     [Laura   Peacock]       JOINER

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Peacock Joiner, 77, of Montezuma, were held Thursday at Watson Mathews Funeral Home.

 

The Rev. Carl Ayers officiated and burial was in RED HILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY near Oglethorpe.

 

Pallbearers were David Lacey, Jake Aronowitz. Mack Ham, Joe Lacey, Hude Smith, and John T. Bryant.

 

Mrs. Joiner died Wednesday afternoon at the residence of her son, Thomas Joiner of Montezuma.  She was a member of Salem Baptist Church.

 

In addition to her son, survivors include two daughters, Mrs. J. E. Crook and Mrs. Herbert Hurdle, both of Montezuma; three brothers, Roy Peacock and Clyde Peacock, both of Americus; Russell Peacock of Andersonville; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Joiner and Mrs. Docia Walker, both of Andersonville and Mrs. Nora Shaw of Norman Park and a number of grandchildren.

 

[Note: Laura Peacock Joiner  - Born February 16, 1881 – Died December 7, 1960 is buried in Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery beside her husband, Z. A. “Buster” Joiner [ 1874 – 1934] See his obit.]

 


2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.        December 15, 1960

 

CHARLIE       FRANKLIN       BARRETT

 

Funeral services for Charlie Franklin Barrett, 74, were held Sunday in the chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home.  The Rev. Otho Pirkle and Rev. C. C. Edmundson officiated and burial followed in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were C. V. Riddle, Hastel Pike, Ernest Satterfield, Wiley Riddle, P. G. Poteet and Richard Johnson.  The honorary escort consisted of Carlton Jones, T. M. Baggett, Dr. C. P. Savage, Gene Taylor, Edgar Walker, Joe Lacey, J. S. Croxton and Monroe Crook.

 

Mr. Barrett died at his residence Saturday after a brief illness.  He had lived in Montezuma for the past 31 years and was a retired farmer.

 

He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Pearl Coltrane; five sons, William T. Barrett, Charlie Barrett and Clifford Barrett, all of Montezuma; Henry Barrett of Marshallville, and Albert Barrett of Preston; three daughters, Mrs. Tate Satterfield, Mrs. John Baggett and Miss Irene Barrett, all of Montezuma; one brother, Enoch Barrett of Cummings; eleven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Charlie F. Barrett – Born January 19, 1887 – Died December 10, 1960 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Pearl C. Barrett [April 30, 1890 -  April 24, 1971]

 

 


 

2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  December 15, 1960

 

TOMMY      ALEXANDER      LAW

 

Tommy Alexander Law, 63 year old Oglethorpe resident, died Saturday at a Montezuma hospital after a lengthy illness.

 He was a retired law enforcement officer and was later employed by the State Revenue Department.

 

Survivors include his wife, the former Lilla Kelly; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Witt of Marietta and Mrs. Lois Athon of Perry; two sons, Thomas Law of Oglethorpe and Neal Law of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. Leila Odom of Perry and Mrs. Toby Odom of Montezuma; a brother, G. L. Law of Dawson and ten grandchildren.

 

Funeral services were held Sunday at Whitewater Baptist Church with Rev. J. C. Conoly, Rev. U. W. Rollins and Rev. B. T. Peavy officiating.  Burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

 

Active pallbearers were J. F. Williams, H. H. Reed, Woodrow Hobbs  J. C. Wadsworth, Jr. Clemon Odom and Kelley Bearden.

 

Honorary pallbearers were Lewis Wood, W. T. Jolly, Roy Windham, Julian Webb, Clyde Ellison, Lawrence McKenzie, R. R. Beeland, Archie Hill, Maurice Slaton, Clarence Hair, Jackie Trussell, Ronald Rich, and Hugh Crook.

 

Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Tommie A. Law – Born July 29, 1897 – Died December 10, 1960 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Leah Kelley Law [Nov. 25, 1902 – April 20, 1993] They were married December 12, 1920]

 

 


2nd Group Obits for November 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   December 15, 1960

 

HENRY       L.       MEADOWS

 

Funeral services for Henry L. Meadows were held Sunday afternoon in the Ideal Baptist Church.  The Rev. H. H. Gregory officiated and interment was in RED HILL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were James Robinson, Lucius Williams, J. W. Tarrer, A. B. Patterson, Reuben Williams and J. L. Turner.

 

Mr. Meadows, 50 year old resident of Ideal, died at his home about noon Saturday from gunshot wounds which were apparently self-inflicted.

 

He was an employee of the State Highway Department, was a resident of Macon County for 19 years.  He was a member of the Ideal Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Emma Lou Dukes; three daughters, Mrs. M. P. Ray, Miss Mary Emma Meadows, and Miss Christine Meadows, all of Ideal; two sons, Henry L. Meadows, Jr., of Ideal and H. C. Meadows of Oglethorpe; a brother, Willie Meadows of Wichita Falls, Texas and one grandchild.

 

Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  Henry L. Meadows – Born February 10, 1910 – Died December 1960 is buried in Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery between two Adult Unmarked Graves]

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  December 15, 1960

 

JASPER       NEWTON       WILLIAMS

 

Funeral services were held from Reese Park Chapel in Americus Monday for Jasper Newton Williams, 86, who died Saturday night at the Americus and Sumter County Hospital.

 

Rev. M. C. Gardner of Americus and Rev. Charles e. Hood of Whitmire, S. C., officiated.

 

Mr. Williams who resided in Andersonville until last year, is survived by two daughters, Mrs. L. C. Law of Montezuma and Mrs. C. L. Brooks of Tallahassee, Fla.; three sons, Jasper Williams of Americus, Paul Williams of Andersonville and Gibson Williams of Whitmire, S. C.; three brothers, L. P. Williams of Augusta, C. e. Williams of Ellaville and E. L. Williams of Americus; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Heath of Ellaville and Mrs. Estelle Heath of Alexandria, Va.,; also a number of nieces and nephews, six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

 

Burial was in ANDERSONVILLE CEMETERY near the Log Church in Downtown Andersonville.

 

[Note: Jasper N. Williams - Born December 18, 1873 – Died December 2, 1960 is buried in Andersonville Cemetery beside Elizabeth H. Williams [March 6, 1878 – Aug. 14, 1928]

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    January 3, 1963

 

ROBERT       C.       GREENE

 

Funeral services for Robert C. Greene, 70 of Ideal, who died Tuesday at a local hospital will be held Thursday at New Hope Primitive Baptist Church in Reynolds.  The Rev. John Mangham will officiate.  Burial will be in IDEAL CEMETERY.

 

Mr. Greene was a Deacon of the New Hope Primitive Baptist Church.  He was a native of Macon County.

 

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Clemmie Lockwood Greene; six sons, Wilbur W. Greene of Butler; Raymond and Martin Ray Greene of Oglethorpe; George B. Greene and Morgan Greene of Ideal and Robert Lewis Greene of Perry; one daughter, Mrs. Monroe Layfield, Jr. of Ideal, 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six brothers, W. L. Greene of Americus; George S. Greene of Oglethorpe, J. Ruben Greene of Florida; Howard J. Greene and John Thomas Greene of Ellaville and Emory Y. Greene of Perry; four sisters, Mrs. Pearl Gilmore of Macon, Mrs. L. R. Justice of Ellaville; Mrs. R. A. McLendon and Mrs. Joe McLendon, both of Oglethorpe.

 

Watson-Mathew Funeral Home of Montezuma is in charge.

 

[Note: Robert C. Greene – Born 1892 – Died 1963 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside  Clemmie L. Greene [1892 – 1972]

  


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  January 10, 1963

 

HARVEY     JACKSON     GILMORE

 

Harvey Jackson Gilmore of Americus, died at his home Thursday morning, January 3, 1963 after an extended illness.  Funeral services were conducted Friday from Reese Park Chapel with interment in MEMORIAL GARDEN CEMETERY in Americus.

 

Surviving are his wife, the former Ethel McCarty of Ideal, two daughters, four sons, four sisters and fifteen grandchildren.

 

 

[Note: 1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census]

MC CARTY, James E.         49 m/w m’d o/m ggg  Ideal Cem.

  Willie Beulah [Brooks]      46  f/w m’d ggg Ideal Cem.

  Euland I.      son                  24  m/w s ggg Ideal Cem.

  William Clyde  son             23  m/w s ggg  Little Bethel Prim Bapt. OBIT                 **  ETHEL          dau.                 19  f/w s ggg

  Bulah            dau.                 16  f/w s ggg

  Carrie           dau.                 13  f/w s ggg

  Brooks          son                  10  m/w s ggg

  Tom W.        son                    8  m/w s ggg

  Mary A.        dau.                   7  f/w s ggg

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   January 10, 1963

 

ROY      T.       ABBOTT

 

Funeral services for Roy T. Abbott, 57, who died Friday at his residence, were held Sunday at the First Baptist Church.  The Rev. C. G. Ward and the Rev. H. J. Coleman, pastor of Midway Baptist Church of Barnesville, officiated.  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORYAL PARK CEMETERY

 

Pallbearers : Cleve Mitchell, Douglas Griggers, Jr., Royce Singleton, Harold Parks, Ennis Crowe, Edmond Layfield, Cliff Bowen and Jimmy Jones.

 

Mrs. Abbott, a retired knitter and a member of Midway Baptist Church of Barnesville, died after an extended illness.  He was a native of Lamar County, but had lived in Montezuma about 40 years.

 

Survivors include his widow, the former Algie Hill of Montezuma; one son Thomas Gerald Abbott of Montezuma; three brothers, Jack Abbott and Sandy Abbott, both of Barnesville and Julius L. Abbott of Griffin; two sisters, Mrs. Luther Brooks and Miss Minnie Abbott, both of Griffin; one grandson, Chris Abbott of Montezuma.

 

Watson – Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  Roy T. Abbott – Born May 11, 1905 – Died January 4, 1963 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife,  Algie Hill Abbott [May 2, 1910 – March 14, 1982]

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  January 10, 1963

 

MRS.   ZACHARIAH   MONROE   [Jessie  Mae  Bell ]   PASSMORE,  SR.

 

Mrs. Jessie Mae Bell  Passmore, 66, of Oglethorpe, died Friday, January 4, at the Americus Sumter County Hospital after an extended illness.

 

Funeral services were held Sunday at PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH with the Rev. W. J. Childree and the Rev. David Page officiating.  Burial was in the PLEASANT GROVE CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers included J. M. Slaton, Wheeler Smith, Johnny Simmons, Robert Jones, Hugh Slaton, Sid Crook, Robert Hall and Marvin McCarty.

 

Mrs. Passmore was a native of Macon County and had lived here all her life.

 

Surviving are her husband, Monroe Passmore of Oglethorpe; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Crook of Americus and Mrs. J. V. Hammond of Hapeville; three brothers, Joe Bell of Andersonville, W. D. Bell of Warner Robins and Claude Bell of Jacksonville, Fla., one sister, Mrs. E. N. Goodroe of Thomaston; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in Charge of Arrangements.

 

[Note: Jessie M. Passmore [ Born 1896 – Died 1963 is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery beside her husband, A. Monroe Passmore,[Sr.] [1887 - 1963

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    January 17, 1963

 

MRS.     WILLIAM    SAM   [Myra  Ophelia  Hankinson]   Hines

 

Funeral services for Mrs. W. S. Hines, 75, who died Wednesday, January 9, at a Montezuma hospital after a long illness, were held Thursday at the Ideal Baptist Church.

 

The Rev. H. H. Gregory, pastor, and the Rev. Otho Pirkle officiated and burial was in MT. ZION BAPTIST CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were David Childs, Billy Childs, James Robinson, Howard Park, Donald Massey and Fred Gilbert.

 

The Honorary Escort was composed of Marvin Etheridge, Lewis Barfield, Dr. C. P. Savage, G. C. Gilbert, C. G. Wood, J. F. Felker, W. T. Jolly, Clyde Gilbert, Harvey McCarty, M. G. Childs, G. C. Chapman, Leonard Etheridge, T. O. Webb, A. L. Fowler, W. L. McClung and Charlie Oliver.

 

Mrs. Hines had resided in Ideal for the past eleven years, and was a member of the Ideal Baptist Church.  She was the daughter of the late James L. and Susie Barfield Hankinson.

 

Survivors include one son, J. C. Hines of Oglethorpe; six daughters, Mrs. E. L. Layfield, Mrs. J. B. Hines, Mrs. J. H. Dominy, Mrs. F. M. Dominy and Mrs. Reuben Williams, all of Ideal, and Mrs. Gladys H. Tate of Dublin; three brothers, R. D. Hankinson of Thomaston; 24 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  Myra Ophelia Hines – Born 1887 – Died 1963 is buried in Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery beside her husband, William Sam Hines [1880 – 1946] See his Obit     

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   January 17, 1963

 

MRS.   A.       J.      [Lula   Peters]    GREEN

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Lula Peters Green, 78, widow of A. J. Green were held in the Southside Baptist Church in Thomaston, Wednesday.

 

Mrs. Green, a native of Macon County, was killed instantly Monday evening when the car in which she was riding was struck by a truck.  She was accompanying some friends to a church service and the car was hit as it turned into the church grounds.

 

Mrs. Greene is survived by one son, Fred Green of Thomaston; four grandchildren of Thomaston; two sisters, Mrs. J. T. Bridger of Oglethorpe and Miss Sara Peters of Rupert and two brothers, Enock Peters of Rupert and Walter Peters of Thomaston.  A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

 

Burial was in a THOMASTON CEMETERY.

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   January 24, 1963

 

ABNER     H.      HAMBRICK

 

Funeral services for Abner H. Hambrick, 75, who died Wednesday, January 16, 1963 in a Montezuma hospital after a long illness, were held Friday in the County Line Baptist Church in Macon County with Elder Waldrop and Elder J. W. Hartley officiating.  Burial was in the COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

A native of Macon County, Mr. Hambrick was a retired farmer and a member of Prosperity Baptist Church.

 

Surivors include his widow; [not named] five daughters, Mrs. A. C. Taylor of Hickory, N.C., Mrs. Sara Beavers of Fort Valley, Mrs. Ray Bowen and Mrs. Linward Carroll, both of Perry and Mrs. Marvin Moore of Unadilla; a son Mitchell Hambrick of Marshallville two brothers. C. E. Hambrick of Unadilla and I. S. Hambrick of Albany; 13 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

[Note: Abner R. Hambrick – born August 27, 1888 – Died January 16, 1963 “Daddy” is buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery beside his wife, Agnes R. Hambrick [Nov. 26, 1894 – Aug 29, 1976] “Mama” also buried beside, Lena Rivers, wife of A. R. Hamrick [Aug. 28, 1887 – Feb 27, 1912]

 

[Note: The Obit says Abner H. Hambrick – The Macon Co., Cem. Book says Abner R. Hambrick]

 

 

[Note:  CARD OF THANKS in the January 24, 1963 C & G from THE FAMILY OF ABNER R. HAMBRICK.]

  


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  January 24, 1963

 

JESSE     M.     KENNEDY 

 

Funeral services for Jesse M. Kennedy, 87, were held Monday from the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.  The Rev. H. H. Sheppard and Rev. Lloyd Seiler officiated and burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

 

Pallberaers – not copied.

 

Mr. Kennedy died Sunday morning at a nursing home after a long illness.  He was a native of Macon County, but had resided in Savannah for 40 years, having returned here a year ago.

 

He was a retired railroad conductor with the Savannah-Atlanta Railroad, with whom he served 60 years.  He was a member of the Order of Railway Conductors and the BPOE.  He was a member of Corinth Methodist Church.

 

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Sara K. Scoville of Oglethorpe; one brother, E. C. Kennedy of Fayetteville; one sister-in-law, Mrs. E. R. Kennedy of Oglethorpe; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Jesse M. Kennedy – Born January 4, 1876 – Died January 20, 1963 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery]

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  January 24, 1963

 

JAMES     T.     BENFORD

 

James T. Benford, 71, died suddenly shortly after noon Sunday at his home, 109 Hillside , Albany, Ga.  He and Mrs. Benford celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary Saturday with a family gathering.  He had been a resident of Albany since 1942.  He was a member of the Albany Primitive Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include his wife, who before her marriage was Miss Janie Cromer of Macon County , Ga.; three daughters, Mrs. M. E. Arrington of Montezuma, Mrs. R. E. Robinson and Mrs. Ruby Bullard, both of Albany; four sons; James E. Benford of DeLand, Fla., John R. Benford, Grady C., Benford, and Herbert F. Benford, all of Albany; three sisters; Mrs. Lizzie Edmondson of Louisville, Ky., Mrs. Herbert Ireland of Ashburn and Mrsa. Ida English of Plains, Ga.; three brothers; Riley Benford of Oglethorpe, HGerman Benford of Texas and Robert Benford of Germany; 22 grandchildren and one great-grandson.

 

Burial in RIVERSIDE CEMETERY in Albany.


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   February 7, 1963

 

MRS.   J.    W.   [ Julia  T. ]    SEWELL

 

Mrs. Julia T. Sewell, 81, of Oglethorpe, died at a Montezuma hospital Thursday night.  She had been in failing health for several years.

 

Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon from Cedar Valley Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Otho Pirkle and Rev. Homer Fowler officiating.  Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY.

 

Grandsons of the deceased served as pallbearers.

 

Mrs. Sewell had lived in Oglethorpe for 40 years, moving there from Cummings, Ga.  She was the widow of J. W. Sewell and a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church.

 

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Morris Singleton and Mrs. Jack Ragan, both of Montezuma, and Mrs. David English of Oglethorpe; two sons, Paul W. Sewell of Cordele and J. Hoyt Sewell of Albany; one sister, Mrs. Nettie Aaron of Cummings; 10 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in Felton Cemetery for Mrs. Julia T. Sewell  b. ca. 1882  Died February 1,  1963, HOWEVER, I do find an obit dated February 19, 1931 for Annie Ruth Sewell b. ca. 1914 d. Feb. 1931, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Sewell] There is NOT a marked grave for her, at least not that I have found]

  


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 7, 1963

 

MRS.  STOKIE   [Clara ]     WISHAM

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Stokie Wisham, 75, of Oglethorpe, who died Sunday in a Montezuma hospital after a short illness, were conducted Monday from the LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH.  The Rev. W. R. Lawhorn officiated and burial was in the CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were July Webb, Sr.; I. P. Cox, Reuben Odom, Lewis Wood, Harry Wood and Jake Moncrief.

 

A lifelong resident of Macon County, Mrs. Wisham had made her with Mrs. John Bray in Oglethorpe for the past four years.  She was a member of Little Bethel Church.

 

Survivors include a half-sister, Mrs. Fannie Wise of Jacksonville, Fla.; a niece, Mrs. Otis R. Cox of Warner Robins; three nephews, D. R. McGlamory of Americus, Coley Wisham of Marshallville and Clyde Wisham of Richland.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Clara Wisham – Born 1886 – Died 1963 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery]

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 7, 1963

 

MRS.  W.   A .   HARVILL

 

Mrs. W. A. Harvill,   mother of Dan O. Harvill of Oglethorpe, died Sunday afternoon, February 3, after several weeks illness.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Harvill, who would have been 84 years old Friday, were conducted Monday from the Conyers Methodist Church.  Interment was in WESTVIEW CEMETERY in Atlanta.

 

Survivors include three other sons, T. B. Harvill of Conyers, Richard E. Harvill of Griffin and J. S. Harvill of Charleston, S.C.; three daughters, Mrs. Ruth H. Wood of Conyers, Mrs. L. E. Brady of Decatur and Mrs. Baker Stewart of Covington; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

 

Harry L. White Funeral Home of Conyers was in charge of arrangements.

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   February 14, 1963

 

JAMES      HENRY      BODREY

 

Funeral services for James Henry Bodrey, 54, were held Thursday, February 7, at Whitewater Baptist Church.  The Rev. Homer Fowler officiated and interment was in ODOM’S  FAMILY  CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were T. J. Harris, Jake Moncrief, L. W. Cromer, Roy E. Cromer, John E. Cromer and J. W. Cromer.

 

Mr. Bodrey died Wednesday at his home near Miona Springs apparently of a heart attack.  He was a farmer and a member of Whitewater Baptist Church.  He was a native of Dooly County but had resided in Macon County 40 years.

 

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ida S. Bodrey of Oglethorpe; two sons, James B. Bodrey of Perry and Jack Bodrey of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. Lessie Odom of Pottersville; three grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in Odom Family Cemetery for James Henry Bodrey BUT there are many UNMARKED GRAVES in that cemetery.]

[Note; James Henry Bodrey – Born about  1909 – Died February 6, 1963

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 14, 1963

 

GERALD     FRANKLIN     JONES

 

Final rites for Gerald Franklin Jones,  29, of Vero Beach, Fla., were conducted Tuesday from LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH near Ideal with the Rev. W. R. Lawhorn and Rev. Walter Jones officiating.  Interment was in the CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were Marvin McCarty, Harold McCarty, Clinton Holloway, Gene Layfield and Tom Fowler.

 

Mr. Jones was killed instantly early Saturday night in an auto-train accident in Clewiston, Fla.  Two other men also died in the accident.

 

The son of Mr. and Mrs. S. O. Jones of Ideal, the deceased was born and reared in Macon County and was graduated from Ideal High School in 1949.  He had lived in Vero Beach for five years and was associated with a brother in the lime business.

 

He was a member of the Little Bethel Baptist Church and a veteran of the Korean conflict.

 

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gerald [Teeny] Jones; his parents; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Ed McCarty; six brothers, Earl Jones of Vero Beach, S. R. Jones of Montezuma, O. E. Jones of Ideal, Herbert T. Jones of Fort Valley, M. L. Jones of Oglethorpe and Bruce Jones of Reynolds; five sisters, Mrs. Ed Moore of Atlanta, Mrs. Marvis Chapman of Ideal, Mrs. H. H. Hedrick of Albany, Mrs. Harry Lyttle of Iowa, and Mrs. Harry Johnston of Claxton.

 

Watson-Mathew Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  Gerald Frank Jones – Sp/5 U.S.Army Korea - - Born November 24, 1932 – Died February 9, 1963 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery  beside his parents, Seaborn Oscar Jones [1885 – 1973] Obit & Beaulah McCarty Jones [1904-1965]

 

[Note: OOOPS !!!   The Death Date for Gerald Frank Jones is INCORRECT in the “Cemeteries of Macon County”  It reads 1953 & it should read 1963]

 

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    February 21, 1963

 

MRS.      CLYDE     A.    [Pearl     Jones]     MASSEY

 Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Jones Massey, 64, were held Tuesday, February 19, 1963 from the First Baptist Church of Montezuma, with the Rev. Otho Pirkle officiating.  Interment was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

 Serving as pallbearers were Billy Peaster, Travis Peaster, Edward Layfield, Edwin Lockerman, Edwin Davis and G. W. Walls. 

Mrs. Massey died Monday morning in a local hospital after a long illness.  She was the daughter of the late Lee and Laura Hill Jones, a life long resident of Macon County and a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church.

 Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Marvin Beard of Montezuma; four sons, George W. Massey and Arthur Lee Massey, both of Montezuma, William Thomas Massey of Perry and Alfred Massey of Byron; one sister, Mrs. Jim West of Nashville, Ga.; 17 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

 Reese Park Funeral Chapel of Americus was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Pearl J. Massey – Born September 3, 1898 – Died February 18, 1963 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her son, Arthur Lee Massey SN U.S.Navy  Korea [Sept. 8. 1932 – Jan. 25, 1992] See his obit –

 

[Note:   OOOOPS !!!! The Death Date for Pearl Jones Massey is INCORRECT in the “Cemeteries of Macon County” Book.  It reads 1962 – It should read, 1963]

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 21, 1963

 

MRS.     JAMES     GENERAL  [Mary  Caskey]   LAW

 

Mrs. Mary Caskey Law, 60, of Oglethorpe died unexpectedly Thursday, February 14, 1963.  She was a native of Sumter County, but had lived in Oglethorpe for the past several years.  She was a member of Rylander Methodist Church in Sumter County.  Mrs. Law was the widow of the late James General Law, who died about two months ago.  She is survived by several nieces and nephews.

 

Funeral services were held Friday from Reese Park Chapel with the Rev. C. D. Justice and Rev. Benton W. Taylor officiating.  Interment was in RED  HILL CEMETERY.

 

Pallbearers were Bill Powell, Alex Davis, Carl Stafford, D. H. Brown, Buddy Brown and Martin Law.

 

Reese Park Chapel of Americus was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in Red Hill Cemetery in Macon County. For either Mrs. Mary Caskey Law  Born about 1903 – Died February 14, 1963 or her husband, James General Law who would have died in late, 1962 per this obit.]

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 21, 1963

 

JAMES       WILLIAM       BROWN   

  

                         &

 

MRS.  JAMES   WILLIAM  [ Merita  Howell ]   BROWN

 Double funeral services for Mrs. Merita H. Brown, 18, of Montezuma, and James W. Brown, 24 of Ellaville, whose deaths occurred early Monday night near Ellaville, will be held Thursday afternoon from CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH.  The Rev. Otho Pirkle and Rev. Benton Taylor will officiate and interment will be in the CHURCH CEMETERY.

 Mrs. Brown, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. K. Howell of Montezuma, attended the local schools and at the time of her death was employed at the Manhattan Shirt Co., in Americus.

 She is survived by her parents; a son, Jackie Brown; two sisters, Mrs. Jeanette Sterett of Americus and Miss Reba Howell of Montezuma; two brothers, Clark B. Howell of Cordele and Randy Howell of Montezuma; maternal grandmother, Mr. J. M. Philmon; and paternal grandmother, Mrs. J. S. Howell of Conyers.

 Mr. Brown is survived by a son, Jackie Brown; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cleve I. Brown of Ellaville; and four brothers.

 

[Note:  Merita H. Brown – Born July 3, 1944 – Died February 18, 1963 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside her husband, James Williams Brown – Born November 21, 1938 – Died February 18, 1963]

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   February 28, 1963

 

MRS.     W.    S.    [Elma  Roberts]   JOHNSON

 

Funeral services for Mrs. W. S. Johnson, 86, who died at her residence Saturday afternoon, February 23, 1963 were held Sunday in the Montezuma Methodist Church with burial in the PINEHURST CEMETERY.

 

Mrs. Johnson was the former Elma Roberts of Byromville and had resided in Montezuma for 15 years.  She was the wife of a retired Methodist Minister. 

 

Survivors include her husband, the Rev. W. S. Johnson of Montezuma; two sons, Marvin R. Johnson of Columbus and Aldine s. Johnson of West Point; two daughters, Miss Wynelle Johnson of Athens and Miss Eloise Johnson of Atlanta; fie grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and one brother, G. W. Roberts of Pinehurst.

 

Watson – Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

  


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 28, 1963

 

MRS.     MOLLIE    A.    BILLINGS                     

 

Mrs. Mollie A. Billings of Memphis died there Saturday night after a long illness.

 

She was the Mother of Mrs. B. B. Barfield of Montezuma.

 

Funeral services were held Monday at the Memphis Funeral Home. Graveside services were held at MEMORIAL PARK CENTER CEMETERY.

 

Besides Mrs. Barfield, Mrs. Billings is survived by six sons and one daughter.

  


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    March 7, 1963

 

MRS.  LEE    HINTON    [Mary  Laura  Posey]     HARRIS, SR.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. L. H. Harris, Sr., 66, who died Thursday, were held Sunday from the chapel of Watons-Mathews Funeral Home.

 

The Rev. Otho Pirkle, Rev. W. R. Lawhorne and Rev. Harris officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.  The deacons of Cedar Valley Baptist Church served as Honorary and Active pallbearers.

 

Mrs. Harris was a native of Taylor County, but had resided in Montezuma for the past 40 years.  She was a member of the Baptist Church.

 

Surviving are her husband, L. H. Harris, Sr., of Montezuma; two sons, Aubrey E. Harris, Sr. of Montezuma and L. H. Harris, Jr. of Macon; two daughters, Mrs. Willie Lockwood of Ideal and Mrs. Hugh M. Underwood of Warner Robins; two sisters, Mrs. C. W. Wade of Barnesville and Mrs. E. J. Amerson of Lilly; and six grandchildren.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Mary Laura Posey Harris – Born January 13, 1897 – Died February 28, 1963 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Lee Hinton Harris, Sr. [Dec. 27, 1893 – March 6, 1969] See his obit.

 


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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   March 7, 1963

 

CONEY     BLANTON     TURNER

 

Funeral services for C. B. Turner, 66, were held Wednesday, March 6, 1963 from the Ideal Baptist Church with the Rev. H. H. Gregory and Rev. C. C. Edmundson officiating.  Burial followed in the LOCKWOOD – IDEAL CEMETERY in Ideal.

 

Mr. Turner died late Monday night in a local hospital after an extended illness.  He had resided in Ideal all his life and was a retired worker of the State Board of Corrections.  He was a member of the Baptist Church and of Travelers Rest Lodge 65, F. & AM.

 

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Erma Joyce Turner of Ideal; two sons, J. L. Turner and Larry L. Turner, both of Ideal; one granddaughter, Lynn; give grandsons, John, Carrol, Dennis, Lee and Lauren, all of Ideal.

 

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Coney Blanton Turner – Born May 18, 1896 – Died March 4, 1963 is buried in Ideal – Lockwood Cemetery beside his wife, Irma Joyce Turner, wife of C. B. Turner [Dec. 15, 1894 – April 8, 1983]

 

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