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The Taylor County News and The Butler Herald - Butler, Ga. July 28, 1967


Funeral services for Owen Franklin Hill, Sr., 71 year old former resident of Butler, were held Wednesday in Dekle Funeral Home. Alvin L. Braswell officiated with burial in the FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma. He died Monday in Crisp County Hospital in Cordele.
Mr. Hill, a native of Montezuma, had lived in Cordele for eight years and was a member of the Baptist Church. He was a Veteran of World War I and for many years was employed by the Butler Lumber Company in Butler.
Survivors include one son, O. F. Hill, Jr. of Cordele; five step-children; one brother, Leonard Hill of Thomaston.

[Note: Owen F. Hill, Sr. - Ga. Pvt. U.S.Army - WWI - Born - April 3, 1896 - Died - July 17, 1967 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Sannie Shirah Hill [3-23-1892 - August 4, 1962]
[Note: In various places, I find his wife's name in various ways - Fannie Surene [Spradley] Shirah Hill, widow of Homer Shirah ]



Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 4, 1969


Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian Willson Hale, 67 of Montezuma were held Wednesday from the Montezuma Methodist Church, Rev. Emory Gilbert and Rev. Herbert Taylor officiating.
Pallbearers - not copied. Mrs. Hale died in an Atlanta hospital after a lengthy illness. She was a native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa but had resided in Montezuma for a number of years. She was past president of the Woman's Club and and active member of the Music Lover's Club.
Survivors include her husband, Grafton B. Hale of Montezuma; two daughters, Mrs. Yancey Hill, Jr. of Montezuma and Miss Marion Hale of Atlanta; one son, Hal Hale of Royston, Ga. Six grandchildren also survive.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.
[Note: I do not find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for Mrs. Lillian Willson Hale nor for her husband]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 21, 1972


Owen David Hobbs, age 87, passed away Monday, December 18, 1972. He was a retired farmer and a life long resident of Macon County and a member of Oglethorpe Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 PM Tuesday at Watson-Mathews Funeral Chapel with burial in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. The Rev. Roy Gardner and Rev. LeRoy Hall officiated.
Mr. Hobbs is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mack Miller of Butler; two sons, Woodroe Hobbs of Oglethorpe and Sidney Hobbs of St. Augustine, Florida; seven grandchildren, and five great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were: Jimmy McDaniel, Henry Hobbs, Jimmy Hobbs, G. C. Hobbs, James Hobbs, Grady Wadsworth, Billy McDaniel and Fred Parks. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Owen David Hobbs - Born December 24, 1884 - Died December 18, 1972 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Katie M. [Mary Katherine McDaniel] Hobbs [Aug, 19. 1892 - December 18, 1953]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 30, 1969


Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Kate Holman, 63, of 107 Rivoli Woods Dr., Macon, who died early Saturday in a Middle Georgia Hospital, were held Monday from the Methodist Church in Leslie, with burial followed at Oak Grove Cemetery in Americus.
Mrs. Holman was a native of Ideal, Ga. and daughter of the late T. E. Williams and the late Mrs. Emma Lockwood Williams and widow of Aaron Willia Holman.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Sandra Adams of Macon, two sons, Donald Holman of Tifton and Windson Holman of Albany; two sisters, Mrs. Robert Dent of Macon and Mrs. Paul Fouts of Gainesville, Ga.; four brothers Clay Williams of Oglethorpe, Tom Williams of Macon, Walter Williams of Macon and Ruben Williams of Ideal.

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. April 4, 1963

 MRS. WALTER P. [Henrietta Littlefield] HEMPHILL

 Final rites for Mrs. W. P. Hemphill, 93, of Thomaston, were conducted Wednesday, March 27, from the Oglethorpe Methodist Church. The Rev. Luther Porter of Thomaston officiated, assisted by the Rev. H. H. Sheppard, and interment followed in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers – not copied.

 Mrs. Hemphill died Monday, March 25, in a Thomaston hospital. She was a former resident of Macon County, having lived both in Oglethorpe and Montezuma.

 Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Nellie C. Henderson of Thomaston with whom she made her home; and Mrs. G. G. Hoover of Williamsport, Penn.; two sons, Maurice Hemphill of Albany, Ga. and Hartwell Hemphill of Almogordo, New Mexico; two sisters, Mrs. C. J. Elzey of Exmore, Va., and Mrs. R. R. Cook of Little Rock, Ark.; one brother, O. E. Littlefield of Calhoun, Ga.; one granddaughter, Mrs. C. W. Hooten of Thomaston; one grandson, Harry Hoover of Washington, D. C.; one great granddaughter and two great-great grandchildren.

 [Note: Henrietta L. Hemphill – Born May 29, 1869 – Died March 25, 1963 “Mother” is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Walter P. Hemphill [Oct. 12, 1868 – March 5, 1930] “Father’]


From:THE HAWKINSVILLE DISPATCH, Hawkinsville, Ga. June 28, 1883: Fort Valley, June 24th: Mrs. Mary Hollinshead, the wife of the late Dr. W. H. Hollinshead, died here today about 2 o'clock of heart disease.
[Note: W. H. Hollinshead married Mollie E. Ansley in Houston County, Ga. [Fort Valley was at that time in Houston Co.] May 25, 1864. Rev. William H. Hollinshead - Born March 2, 1812 - Died February 11, 1880 is buried in Oaklawn Cem. Ft. Valley, Ga. along with his wife, Mary E. Hollinshead - Born March 1, 1840 - Died June 24, 1883.]


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. March 1, 1929
MR. J. E. HAYS IS CLAIMED BY DEATH - Scarcely has Montezuma seen such a gathering of sorrowing friends as those assembled for the funeral of James E. Hays.
His death occurred at the Macon Hospital from Pneumonia. He was 67 years old, a former legislator, former state senator. At the time of his death was Treasurer of the County, member of the Board of Education, Mason, Royal Arcanum, Methodist.
Born in Florida 12-27-1861. His father, Capt. James Hays was killed at the Battle of Chickamauga. His mother was Sarah Ann DeVaughn, a sister of the late J. E. DeVaughn. Mr. Hays came to Montezuma at age 15. Married twice, 1st Miss Mattie Dawson, 2nd Louise Frederick of Marshallville, daughter of the late Major James Daniel Frederick and Madora Keen Frederick.
Besides his wife, Mr. Hays is survived by two daughters, Mrs. B. H. Pinson of LaGrange and Miss Louise Hays of this city, one son, James E. Hays, Jr. a student of UGA, two sisters, Mrs. Alice Moore of Augusta and Miss Delia Hays of this city. Much more not copied.
[Note: James Elizah Hays, born in Greenwood, Florida 12-27-1862, died in Montezuma, Ga, 2-23-1929, son of Capt. James Hays, CSA and Sarah Ann DeVaughn Hays, is buried in Felton Cemetery between his two wives, Mattie Dawson Hays [1866-1891] & Louise Frederick Hays, [1881 - 1951]


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. June 19, 1931
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MR. J. L. HANKINSON - Funeral services for Mr. J. L. Hankinson, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. S. Hines, Tuesday morning, June 9, 1931 were held at Pine Level Church Wednesday morning, conducted by Rev. W. H. Emmerson.
Pallbearers - not copied
He had been in ill health for some time, becoming serious some three weeks ago. He was 73 years of age and was a resident of this county all his life and was one of the most highly respected citizens.
Besides his widow, he leaves six children four sons and two daughters, J. C. Hankinson, H. D. Hankinson, and J. B. Hankinson of Taylor County; Mrs. W. S. Hines, Mrs. Q. C. Melton and R. D. Hankinson of this county; 16 grandchildren, one brother, S. H. Hankinson of Ellenton, Ga.; one sister, Mrs. Laura Barfield of Cordele, Ga. and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his death.
[Note:J. L. Hankinson - Born 1858 - Died 6-9-1931 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery probably beside his wife, Mrs. Susie Barfield Hankinson [born 1-4-1867 - died 4-3-1950 at 83 years of age. There is no marker for her in Pine Level but her OBIT says she is buried there., their daughter, Norma Hankinson Melton b. 3-1-1898 - d. 9-24-1946 also buried at Pine Level OBIT]

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. April 5, 1929
LEON HOLLOWAY DIES AT OTEEN, NORTH CAROLINA - News reached here Wednesday of the death of George Leon Holloway, which occurred at the Government Hospital, at Oteen, N.C. Tuesday afternoon. Mr. Holloway enlisted in the army shortly after war was declared against Germany, being wounded by flying shrapnel. He lay on the battlefield sometime before he was found and taken to a hospital unconscious. His health was shattered by the occurence and this was the cause of his ultimate death. He was born and reared in the Englishville District and has a host of friends in this community, who will regret to learn of his passing.
Surviving are his father, Mr. Levi M. Holloway of Andersonville and eight brothers, V. M. Holloway of Americus; Lewis E. Holloway of Atlanta; Olin and Lucius Holloway of Andersonville, Rufus, Morris and A. L. Holloway of Florida and Levi M. Holloway, Jr. of Norman Park. The body was brought to Americus Wednesday night and funeral services had not been definitely announced as we went to press.

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. March 15, 1929
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR JAMES FRANKLIN HILL - Funeral services for J. F. Hill, 28, who took his own life at Dublin Monday afternoon, were held at Pleasant Grove Cemetery Wednesday. Mr. Hill, who up until a few weeks ago had long resided in this county, was well known throughout this section. He moved from Macon County some thirty days ago, going to Dublin and his death came as a surprise to his friends. It is understood he had worried considerably for the past two weeks over financial conditions, and it is believed he was temporarily insane at the time he fired the shot which resulted in instant death.
He is survived by his wife, Mother, Sister and two Brothers, all of whom reside in this county.
[Note: James Franklin Hill - Born 1-3-1901 - Died March 11, 1929 is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery beside Leland Hill [5-18-1903/7-21-1991]and his parents, James Wright Hill [1864-1918] & Elizabeth H. Hill [1870 - 1933]OBIT


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. March 8, 1929
MR. FRANK HOLT CLAIMED BY DEATH - In the death of Mr. Frank Holt in Macon last Saturday, Montezuma has suffered the loss of another of her oldest and most respected citizens,when the news reached her that he had succumbed to injuries received in an automobile accident on the highway near Pinehurst on Tuesday of the past week.
Mr. Holt who was seventy two years old was born in Abbeville, Ala. and came to Montezuma as a boy with his father, the late Dr. Payton R. Holt and has been here since that time, about 50 years. A large land holder, vice president of the Citizens National Bank,, had served as mayor, as alderman and was a member of the Board of County Commissioners for years, devoted Presbyterian.
He is survived by his widow who was before marriage Miss Bertha Chovin of Fitzgerald, a brother, J. R. Holt of Macon and a sister, Mrs. Willa Holt Wakefield of Cal.; Albert and Holt Skellie of Perry are his nephews.
Much - not copied - Pallbearers - Out of town guests,etc.
[Note: Frank Holt - Born 1857 - Died 1929 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Bertha C. Linch Holg [1884-1950


From the Macon County News & Shopping Guide, 6/7/01:

Vernon Luther Holland, age 85, of Evans Rd., Franklin, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2001 at a local hospital.He was a native of Macon County, the son of the late Gurley and Temperance Moore Holland. He was a loving husband and father and a member of Cullasaja Assembly of God Church. He was a farmer and an avid fox hunter.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ila May Potts Holland; five daughters, Otela Bolick, Carol Ashe, Arbutus Bolick, Mary Sue Sanders and Alice Taylor (all of Franklin); four sons: Keith Holland of Hayesville, NC; Van Holland, Alvin Holland and Phillip Dean Holland (all of Franklin); two brothers, Woodrow Holland of Franklin and Howard Holland of Maiden, NC. Twenty-seven grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren also survive. He was preceded in death by two sisters (Bida Deal and Bertie Dills), two brothers (Troy Holland and Elbert Holland), and a grandson (Jimmy Dynes).

Funeral services were held Monday, May 28 at 2:00 p.m. at Cullasaja Assembly of God Church with Dr. R. E. Stephenson and Rev. Larry Bolick officiating. Burial was in the Sugarfork Baptist Church Cemetery. Grandsons served as pallbearers.

Memorials may be made to the Cullasaja Assembly of God Church Building Fund, Highlands Rd., Franklin, NC 28734


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. January 25, 1927

MRS. VAN [SALLIE OLIVER] HOLLOWAY The funeral of Mrs. Van Holloway of Concord was held at 3 o'clock at St. John's Lutheran Church, Friday afternoon. Rev. Leland Moors of Americus, officiating. The pallbearers were Arthur and E. W. Holloway and Hilton Pilcher of Concord, Sam Hays and Leslie Cordele of Americus. Mrs. Holloway was 77 years old. She was reared in this community, but lived after her marriage practically all her life in Sumter County. She is survived by 3 daughters and 5 sons: Mrs. Roy Cordele, Mrs. Joe Fryer and Mrs. Aubrey Griffin of Tampa, Fl., Gus and Alford Holloway of Tampa, Fla. Jud Holloway of Concord, Harvey Holloway of Pleasant Grove and Austin Holloway of Pennington. [The St. John's Lutheran Cemetery has been destroyed but church records show SALLIE OLIVER HALLAWAY to have been buried there. The cemetery was located on County Road 15 in the Cutoff Dist. of Macon Co. beside the St. Johns Lutheran Church.] Sallie Oliver Holloway Born ca. 1850 Died January 1927]


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Nov. 12, 1926


Mr. Olin Edward Hemphill, age 32 years died at his home in Oglethorpe Saturday morning at 4 o'clock after an illness of only a few days. The direct cause of death was pneumonia.
Mr. Hemphill had lived in Oglethorpe about four years and by his honorable business dealings and courteous treatment and unbounded cleaverness had endeared himself to thousands of friends in this city and elsewhere. He was a loyal Christian and a member of the Methodist Church. He was a World War Veteran of 114th Engineer Corps, spending 14 months "Over There" where he distinguished himself.
He owned the Macon County Telephone Exchange.
The funeral was held at the residence of Judge D.C.Smith, Monday afternoon and was followed by interment at the cemetery in Oglethorpe.
The deceased is survived by the following family: His parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Hemphill of Montezuma, Miss Nellie Henderson (?) Oglethorpe, Miss Rowena Hemphill, Williamsport, Penn, Hartwell Hemphill of Kimball, Neb., Maurice Hemphill of Lake Wales, Fla.
The interment was in charge of Mr. D.C.Smith.



Funeral services for Owen Franklin Hill, Sr., 71, who died Monday, July 17, in Crisp County Hospital, were held Wednesday in the chapel of Dekle Funeral Home in Cordele. Alvin L. Braswell Officiated with burial in FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma. Mr. Hill, a native of Macon County, had lived in Cordele for eight years and was a member of the Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War I and had been employed by Butler Lumber Co. in Butler. Survivors include one son, Owen F. Hill, Jr. of Cordele; a step-daughter, Mrs. Macie [Shirah] Peaster of Montezuma; four step-sons, Bill Shirah of Cordele, Larry Shirah of Sycamore, Floyd Shirah of Macon and Herschel Shirah of Miami, Fla.; a brother, Leonard Hill of Thomaston; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. [Note: O.F.Hill,Sr. was son of Ben H. Hill and Joanne [Hammonds] Hill. ] Wife, Fannie Surine [Spradley] Shirah Hill [3-23-1892 - 8-4-1962] Felton Cem., was a daughter of Lyttle James Spradley, also was widow of Homer Shirah]

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Nov. 26, 1926

After a lingering illness which lasted over a period of several months, Mr. George Harvey passed peacefully away at his home near Whitewater on Friday night last.
Mr. Harvey is survived by his widow, several sons and daughters and a brother.
The funeral and interment took place in Oglethorpe sunday afternoon.
[Note: SORRY, I didn't finish before posting the lst response. The only Harvey listed in the Oglethorpe Cem.
is Cicero Harvey CSA Co. E.9th Ga. Inf. No Dates BUT
in 1860 census of Macon Co., Ga. George W. Harvey (27)
b. Tn. lives in the HH of Edward A. Harvey (53) Va. and E.W. Harvey (48) b. Ga]


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. January 22, 1926

Mrs. E. A. Head, age sixty-nine years, died at the home of her son, Mr. C. A. Head, Thursday the 14th inst. She has two sons, C. A. Head and Frank Head, her husband having preceded her to the grave a few years ago.
Interment was in Red Hill Cemetery Friday afternoon, Rev. J. J. Sanders conducting the services.


Macon County citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. December 9, 1921


The entire Greens Mill community was saddened when the news went out that Mr. E. A. Head had passed into the Great Beyond. He is survived by a widow and two sons.
Mr. Head was one of the most prominent farmers in Macon County and had a host of friends. He was seventy-five years old.
Last January, the deceased and Mrs. Head celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.
[Note:Mr. E. A. Head - Born November 11, 1850 - Died December 6, 1921 is buried in the Red Hill Cemetery beside his wife, Martha Ann, Mrs. E. A. Head - [1848 - 1926]
According to the 1900 census of Macon County, there were two sons: Charles A. Head and Henry F. Head.



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