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Edgar F. Tate Mrs. Horace S. [Hattie E. Harrell] Taylor WADE H. TERRY
ALFRED C. TALLENT    
Sumlar Joel Taylor MRS. AUGUSTUS [Anna Bartlett] TAUNTON  
John L. Taffar MRS. ELIJAH M. [Minnie Ola Larkin] TAYLOR MARION CARL TENNANT

 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 6, 1972

MRS. JOHN A. [Leila Belle Barfield ] TISON

Mrs. John A. Tison, 73, of Route 3, Cordele, died Friday night, March 24, in Crisp County Hospital where she had been a patient for four weeks.
A native of Taylor County, she was the former Miss Leila Belle Barfield, daughter of the late Elbert Isaiah and Ada Kate Barfield. Mrs. Tison had resided in Crisp County most of her life.
Survivors are one sone, Albert Leon Tison, Sr. of cordele; one daughter, Mrs. Hugh Chapman of Tallahassee, Fl. one brother, Bonnie Lee Barfield of Cordele; three sisters, Mrs. Herschell Warren of Montezuma, Mrs. George Meikel of McDonough and Mrs. Hope Hulsey of douglas; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, March 26, at Dekle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clark Standard officiating.
":Whispering Hope" and "Near to the Heart of God: were sung by Mrs. Clark Standard, accompanied by Mrs. Gene Beacham, organist. Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: Obit does NOT say where she is buried but probably in or near Cordele as she is not listed in "Cemeteries of Macon County"


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. June 20, 1963

 ROBERT LAMAR TOOKE

 Robert Lamar Tooke, 62, former resident of Montezuma, died Wednesday night, June 12, 1963 in an Orlando, Fla., hospital. His death was attributed to a heart attack.

 Funeral services and interment were held in COLEMAN, FLORIDA on Friday afternoon.

 The son of the late W. H. and Eunice Wicker Tooke, Mr. Tooke was reared in Montezuma, moving to Atlanta in the early 1930’s where he was employed for over 25 years. Upon retirement in recent years; he moved to Florida and had resided in Coleman for the past four years.

 Survivors include his wife, the former Clyde Ford of Coleman; a daughter, Mrs. Harry Laney and two grandchildren, Doris and Lamar Laney of Columbus; one sister, Miss Sara Tooke of Atlanta; and three brothers, Raymond Tooke and Harris Tooke of Atlanta and Hudson Tooke of Orlando.


Citizens & Goergian - Montezuma, Ga. January 25, 1973

WALTER MOODY TRUSSELL

Walter Moody Trussell of Oglethorpe passed away January 18, 1973 at a local hospital following a lengthy illness. He was 69 years of age, retired from Blue Bird Body Company and a member of Woodmen of the World.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 20, 1973 from the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where he was a member. Burial was in OGLETHRORPE MEMORIAL GARDEN CEMETERY. Officiating for the services were Rev. Ralph Beckwith and Rev. Sidney Jones.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Surviving Mr. Trussell are his widow, Julia Nelson Trussell, four sons, Billy Trussell of Warner Robins, Joe Turssell of Montezuma, Jackie Trussell of Byron, Ga. and Bobby Trussell of Oglethorpe; one daughter, Mrs. L. F. Freeman, Jr. of Macon; two brothers, W. H. Trussell of Butler and George Trussell of Reynolds; one sister, Mrs. Dita Martin of Reynolds; 15 grandchildren.
Arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

[Note: Walter Moody Trussell - Born - October 6, 1903 - Died January 18, 1973 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery]


 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  January 15, 1986

 WILLIFORD   THOMAS   TUCKER

   Mr. Williford Thomas Tucker, 71, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Saturday, January 11, 1986, in Emory University Hospital Atlanta.  Graveside services were held at 3 pm Monday, January 13, in ANDERSONVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY.  The Rev. Guy G. Sayle, Jr. officiated.

  Mr. Tucker, a native of Ware County, was born November 25, 1914.  He had resided in Montezuma since 1969, moving from Columbus, Georgia.  He was a retired business manager with the Macon County Correctional Institution and a Navy Vetertan of World War II.

  Survivors are his wife, Ann Matthews Tucker of Montezuma; three sons, Tommy G. Tucker and Travis V. Tucker, both of Orlando, Florida; Michael M. Tucker of Safety Harbor, Florida; a daughter, Mrs. Darahl Smith of Geneva, Georgia; nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 8, 1986

 

JOE   LUCIAN   TURNER   [ Front Page with Picture]

 

  Joe Lucian [Honey] Turner, 61, died Tuesday, December 31, 1985, in Emory University Hospital, Atlanta.  Funeral services were held in the Ideal Baptist Church at 3 pm Thursday, January 2, 1986.  The Rev. Sidney Clay and the Rev. Clarence Keene officiated.  Burial was in  IDEAL CEMETERY with Masonic rites.

  Mr. Turner, a life long resident of Ideal, was orn September 5, 1924, a son of C. B. Turner and Irma Joyce Turner.  He was a member and chairman of the Board of Deacons of the Ideal Baptist Church.  He was currently serving as Mayor of Ideal and was a former city councilman.  He was the owner of the Ideal Surplus Store, retired chief of the Ideal Fire Department and a retired resident engineer with the Georgia Department of Transportation.  He was the president of the third district of the Georgia Municipal Association, member and president of the Ideal Lions Club, member and past president of the Macon County Shrine Club and the unit leader of the Macon County Flints.  He was a member and past worshipful master of Traveler's Rest Masonic Lodge # 65 and a member of Al Sihah Temple and the Scottish Rite Bodies.  He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a member of the American Legion.

  Survivors are his wife, Ellen Satterfield Turner; four sons, John Garlen Turner, Joe Lynn Turner, Dudley Carroll Turner, James Dennis turner; a brother, Larry L. Turner and five grandchildren, all of Ideal.

  Pallbearers were Arthur Pearson, Buddy Clark, Terry Kanazawa, George Smith, Ed Fore, and James Taylor.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  Joe Lucian Turner  -  Born September 5, 1924  -  Died December 31, 1985  is buried in Ideal Cemetery]

 


DEATH AND OBITUARY NOTICES FROM THE SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE 1867-1878

 Issue of December 17, 1873

     My father, Mr. Simeon Tyner, was born in Effingham county, GA., Jan. 2, 1805, and died at the residence of his son, Mr. B. J. Tyner, in Macon county, Ga., Oct. 23, 1873. his body slumbers in the old "Red Hill Church" grave yard with his two children. E. S. Tyner 


Macon County Citizen – Oglethorpe, Ga. Nov. 2, 1917

WOODSON TOLEN -

IN MEMORIAM – Death, the rider on the pale horse, came into our family circle and claimed as his, our beloved father, Hon. Woodson Tolen, or better known as “Uncle Woods”. It was hard to give him up, but “He who doeth all things well, makes no mistake”.
Father Tolen was born in South Carolina October 13, 1820, and died October 28, 1917, living to be 97 years and 15 days old. When quite a child his father moved to Pike County, Ga. From there he moved to Monroe Co. and soon to Sumter Co., where he lived until the war between the States broke out. He was then quite a young man, but when the call for volunteers came, he enlisted for the South. After four years of service at the close of the war he married Mrs. David Russ and settled in Macon County, where for fifty two years he resided. In the mean time, six children blessed this happy union, only two of which survive him. Mrs. W. H. B. McKenzie, who lives at Doles, Ga.; and James Tolen, who lived with his father. Six grandchildren also are left to mourn his death, besides a host of friends who loved him like a father.
On Saturday a.m., October 20th, he was taken seriously ill. For more than a week he lay, seeming to suffer but little pain. Finally as the hushed stillness of mid-night covered the earth, he fell as though a deep sleep had come over him. It was the sleep that knows no wakening until the Great Judgment Morning.
He was laid to rest in the family cemetery by the side of his companion who had answered the same call a number of years ago.
Rev. E.F.K.Roof conducted the funeral services Sunday, Oct. 18.
[Note: Tolen Family Cem. – Located in “Cut-Off” Community on Co. Rd. 15 in wood behind a deserted barn.]

Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. September 2, 1971

STEPHEN MARSHALL TIMBERLAKE, 75

Stephen Timberlake [Jr.], a resident of the Magnolia Manor in Americus, passed away in an Americus hospital August 24, 1971 at the age of 75.
Mr. Timberlake was born in Macon County in April 1896 and had resided in Americus for the past five years. He was a retired employee of Warner Robins Air Force Base and was a Methodist.
Funeral services were held in the chapel of Magnolia Manor Wedneaday, August 25, Watson Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements and the following served as pallbearers: John A. Roberts, H. P. Ritch Terry Duncan, Bob Sober, Roy Parker, Fred Horn, James Dalton and Jimmy Buchanan.
Interment followed in MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY IN MONTEZUMA.
Survivors include one son, W. M. Timberlake of Columbus, Ga., three daughters, Mrs. Betty Gilbert of Greenville, Ga., Mrs. Felton Riddle of Montezuma and Mrs. Edwin Moseley of Atlanta, Ga. one brother, Joe Timberlake of Rodgersville, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Bert Bryant of Bradenton, Florida and Mrs. Ed Newsome of Bradenton.
[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery in Montezuma BUT I do find his son, Walter Marshall Timberlake [ Born 1-3-1925 – Died Sept. 2, 1992]
[Note: S. M. Timberlake [Sr.] [his father] & Evelyn King Timberlake [1862 – 1955] are both buried in Marshallville Cemetery. See his father’s Obit

Newspaper Unknown - February 1991 - Clipping from Ethel Smisson Jones Papers

MRS. LILLARD N. [Eufaula Brooks] TAFFAR

Marshallville - Eufaula Brooks Taffar, 87, of P. O. Box 43, died Tuesday in a Roswell Nursing Home. Born in Abbeville, she was the daugher of the late Robert Lee and Lily Bankston Brooks and was the widow of L. N. Taffar. She lived in Marshallville since 1924, was a homemaker and was a member of Marshallville United Methodist Church.
Survivors: sister, Annie Mae Smith of Marshallville; several nieces; and several nephews.
Services: 1 pm Friday in MARSHALLVILLE CITY CEMETERY, with Rev. Jay W. Harris officiating. Visitation: 7 until 8 tonight in Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, Montezuma.

[Note: Eufaula B. Taffar - Born Marh 26, 1903 - Died February 5, 1991 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband, Lillard N. Taffer [6-30-1898 - 4-16-1953] See his Obit.
 

The Macon Telegraph - Macon, Ga. January 2, 1986

JOE LUCIAN TURNER

Joe Lucian Turner, 61, Ideal Mayor and Farmer Ideal - Joe Lucian Turner, the Mayor of Ideal, died Tuesday of a heart attack in an Atlanta hospital. He was 61.
Services will be held at 3 pm today in Ideal Baptist Church. Burial will be in IDEAL CITY CEMETERY. The Revs. Sidney Clay and Clarence Keene will officiate.
Mr. Turner, a lifelong resident of Ideal, was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Turner. He was a farmer and owner of Ideal Surplus Store. He was also a retired resident engineer with the Georgia Department of Transportation and a retired chief of the Ideal Fire Department.
Mr. Turner, a member of Ideal Baptist Church, was chairman of the deacon board. He was president of the Third District Georgia Municipal Association and a member and president of the Ideal Loins Club. He was a member and past president of the Macon County Shrine Club, the unit leader of the Macon County Flints and a member and past worshipful master of the Traveler's Rest Masonic Lodge 65. He was a member of Al Sihah Shrine Temple in Macon, the Scottish Rite Bodies and the American Legion. He was also a World War II Army Air Corp Veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen Satterfield Turner of Ideal; four sons, John Garlan Turner, Joe Lynn Turner, Dudley Carroll Turner and James Dennis Turner, all of Ideal; a brother Larry L. Turner of Ideal; and five grandchilcren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.

[Note: Joe Lucian Turner - Born September 5, 1924 - Died December 31, 1985 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside a son, Dudley Carroll Turner [1954 - 1990]


Newspaper Unknown - Date Unknown - From Guelda's Macon County Obit Collection

J. W. TARRER

Ideal - J. W. Tarrer, 87, passed away Friday. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 pm in the Ideal Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the IDEAL CITY CEMETERY. Rev. Sidney Clay and Rev. Clarence Keene will officiate.
Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late John David Tarrer and Callie Kelly Tarrer. He was a retired Farmer and a retired Contractor. He was a member of the Ideal Baptist Church and the Mens Sunday School Class.
He is survived by his wife; Ada Brewer Tarrer of Ideal; sons: David Tarrer of Austell, Ga., Ronald Tarrer and Tony Tarrer of Ideal; brother; Horry Tarrer of Forest Park, Ga. nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 pm in Watson Mathews Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Ideal Baptist Church, Ideal, Ga. 31041.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in the Ideal Cemetery for J. W. Tarrer] I probably just missed seeing it.
 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 6, 1958

MRS. ELIJAH M. [Minnie Ola Larkin] TAYLOR

Mrs. Minnie Taylor, Native of County, Passes At Macon.
Mrs. Minnie Ola Taylor, 65, died suddenly at her home in Macon Monday afternoon, February 24th. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at Corinth Methodist Church, Macon County, with the Rev. Hernry Thomas of Oglethorpe, and the Rev. W. W. Whaley of Macon officiating. Burial was in TAZEWELL CEMETERY.
Mrs. Taylor was the widow of Elijah M. Taylor who died in 1952. A native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Susie Poole and John James Larkin, she had resided in this area for many years and moved to Macon five years ago. She was a member of Corinth Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lester Hammock of Macon and Mrs. C. H. Larkin of Woodbury; four sons, Albert Clyde Taylor of Marion, N.C.; Felton Taylor of Albany; James Willis and Ewell Taylor of Macon; two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Robinson and Mrs. G. R. Robinson of Ellaville and six grandchildren.
 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 20, 1958

MARION CARL TENNANT

M. C. Tennant To Be Buried In Oglethorpe.
M. C. Tennant, of Stockbridge, husband of the former Miss Lucille Martin of Oglethorpe, died Monday, March 17, after a lengthy illness.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning [today] in Stockbridge and burial is planned for three o'clock this afternoon in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY with the Rev. Melvin York officiating.
In addition to the wife, survivors include three sons, Phillip Tennant, Marion Tennant and Donley Tennant, all of Pomona Parks, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Sam Peck and Mrs. Arthur Main of Pomona Parks; one step-daughter, Mrs. Edward Coogle of Oglethorpe; five brothers, Clyde Tennant, Stanley Tennant and Sterling Tennant of Zaney Field, Ohio [Zanesfield], Homer Tennant of Okinawa; Don Tennant of Bellefontaine, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. A. W. Watkins and Mrs. Kermit Sims of West Liberty, Ohio.

[Note: Marion Carl Tennant - Born 1899 - Died 1958 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Lucille M. Tennant [1904 - 1981]

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 26, 1959

ALFRED C. TALLENT

Alfred Tallent, Former Resident, Buried Here Sunday.
Funeral services for Alfred Tallent of Lawrenceville, former resident of Montezuma, were conducted Sunday afternoon at Cedar Valley Baptist Church. The Rev. Andrew Johnson and Rev. Otho Pirkle officiated and interment followed in CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Surviving are two brothers, George Tallant of Lawrenceville and Coleman Tallant of Chivago, Ill.; three sisters, Miss Lizzie Tallant, Miss Bessie Tallant, both of Phenix City, Ala., and Miss Thelma Tallant of Lawrenceville; several nieces and nephews.

[Note: Alfred C. Tallant - Born March 30, 1895 - Died February 20, 1959 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside Mary R. Tallant [June 7, 1891 - Oct. 21, 1953]

 

itizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 12, 1971

JOHN LUTHER TAFFAR

John L. Taffar - Death Notice
Graveside services for John Luther Taffar, 96, of Marshallville, were held May 3, from the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY, Rev. Randle Rivers officiated.
Mr. Taffar passed away May 2,. He was a retired contractor and a member of the Marshallville Methodist Church. He had resided in Marshallville for fifty years. He was a native of Union County, Ga.
Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Mrs. L. N. Taffar of Marshallville and a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: John L. Taffar - Born 1879 - Died 1971 "Father" is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside his wife, Stella L. Taffar [1879 - 1948} "Mother']
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Georgia April 27, 1961

WADE H. TERRY

W. H. Terry, 77, Ideal Citizen, Buried Saturday.
Wade H. Terry, 77 year old resident of Ideal, died Thursday, April 20, at a local hospital following three weeks illness. He was a lifelong resident of Ideal, a retired farmer, a Mason and a member of the Ideal Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife, the former Lucy Fulford; one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Jones of Ideal; three sons, M. C. Terry, H. S. Terry, both of Columbus, C. L. Terry of West Point, Ga., one sister, Mrs. R. L. Garrett of Charing, one brother, Earl A. Terry of Ellaville; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at Ideal Baptist Church with the Rev. H. H. Gregory and Rev. Carl Ayers officiating. Interment was in IDEAL CEMETERY.
Pallbearers: J. V. Smith, Howard Park, James Robinson, J. L. Turner, Alton Phillips and J. W. Tarrer.

[Note: Wade H. Terry - Born September 23, 1883 - Died April 20, 1961 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his wife, Lucy F. Terry [June 2, 1886 - 4-17-1971]

 


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 13, 1961

MRS. AUGUSTUS [Anna Bartlett] TAUNTON

Funeral Services Thursday For Mrs. Anna Bartlett Taunton.
Mrs. Anna Bartlett Taunton, 78 years old resident of Reynolds, died of a heart attack Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church near Reynolds with Elder Bentley Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Windom of Reynolds, Mrs. Ada Cotney of Butler and Mrs. Etta Harrington of Manchester; two sons, Wanza Taunton of Thomaston and Harold Taunton of Flint, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Phoebe Joiner of Butler and Mrs. Etta Sanders of Rupert; 30 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

[Note: Anna Bartlett Taunton - Born June 28, 1883 - Died April 11, 1961 is buried in Bethlehem Cemetery beside her husband, Augustus Taunton [1878 - May 10, 1956]

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. - September 21, 1961

MRS. HORACE S. [Hattie E. Harrell] TAYLOR

Mrs. Hattie H. Taylor, 73, Buried At Ideal Friday.
Final rites for Mrs. Hattie Harrell Taylor, 73, of Pensacola, Fla., were conducted at the Ideal Baptist Church Friday, September 15, 1961. Elder Allen W. Corley and the Rev. H. H. Gregory officiated and burial was in the IDEAL CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied.
A former resident of Ideal, Mrs. Taylor died September 13, 1961 in Pensacola after a long illness. She had made her home there for the past four years.
Survivors include her husband, H. S. Taylor of Pensacola; two daughters, Mrs. Alton Lawhon of Woodbury and Mrs. William Pybus of Pensacola; two sons, E. S. Taylor of Talbotton and W. Samuel Taylor of Pensacola; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Hattie E. Taylor - Born December 1, 1887 - Died September 13, 1961 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, Horace S. Taylor [July 26, 1885 - September 18, 1971]


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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 27, 1961

SUMLAR JOEL TAYLOR

Funeral Services Held Sunday For S. J. Taylor, 85.
Funeral services for Sumlar Joel Taylor, 85, were held at Cedar Valley Baptist Church Sunday with the Rev. Otho Pirkle, pastor, and Rev. W. J. Adair of Americus, officiating. Burial followed in the CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Mr. Taylor died at a Montezuma hospital Saturday, having been in declining health for a number of years.
Grandsons of the deceased served as pallbearers. They were: Jimmy Taylor, Douglas Taylor, Billy Taylor, J. D. Taylor, Joel and Willie James Taylor. The board of Deacons of Cedar Valley Church served as honorary pallbearers.
Born and reared in Towns County, Ga., Mr. Taylor had lived in Macon County for the past 37 years, making his home with a son, Gene Taylor, near Marshallville. A retired farmer, Mr. Taylor was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church and was the oldest member of the board of Deacons.
Survivors include five sons, H. O. Taylor of Fort Valley; Jim Taylor of Montezuma, Jesse Taylor of Americus; Gene Taylor of Marshallville and Luther Taylor of Fort Valley; two daughters, Mrs. Pet Stewart of Montezuma and Mrs. John Brown of Columbus; one brother, Luther Taylor of Brownwood, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. Ed McConnell of Powder Springs, Mrs. Ola Kemp, Mrs. Jerre Ross and Mrs. Charles Anderson, all of Acworth; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Sumilar J. Taylor - Born October 8, 1875 - Died July 22, 1961 is buried Cedar Valley Cemetery beside Corrie R. Taylor [July 14, 1872 - January 18, 1937]
 

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 27, 1961

EDGAR FRANKLIN TATE

Edgar F. Tate, 36, Dies At Dublin; Rites Here Sunday.
Edgar F. Tate, 36, of Route 3 Dublin, died Friday at a Dublin hospital after a short illness.
Having been born and reared in Schley County, Mr. Tate had resided in Montezuma many years where he was Railway Express Agent. He moved to Dublin two years ago to be the Agent in that city. He was a Veteran of World War II and a member of Olivet Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 23, at Cedar Valley Church near Montezuma, with Rev. P. E. Vine and Rev. Otho Pirkle officiating. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Survivors include his wife, the former Gladys Hines; his father, J. C. Tate of Columbus; three sons, Robert Tatre, Randy Tate and Mark Tate, all of Dublin; a daughter, Linda Tate of Dublin; four brothers, Howard Tate of Columbus, Julian Tate and Sidney Tate of Macon and Roland Tate of Key West, Fla. three sisters, Mrs. Buford Taylor of Columbuis; Mrs. R. E. Lewis of Unadilla; Mrs. Larry Clack of Eatonton.
Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

[Note: Edgar Franklin Tate - Born August 28, 1924 - Died July 21, 1961 WWI - is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery ]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 15, 1970

 THOMAS - GRACE - SMITH - MC NEAR - WESLEY

 L.  G.  THOMAS, 82.

 L. G. Thomas, 82, a former resident of Montezuma, passed away at his home in Lake Wales, Fla. Tuesday afternoon after an extended illness.  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, January 15, from the Golf View Missionary Baptist Church in Lake Wales, of which he was a charter member.

  The Thomas family moved from Montezuma to Lake Wales about 15 years ago.

  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Malma Grace Thomas of Lake Wales, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Chester Smith of Bonifay, Fla., and Mrs. Martha Grace McNear of Dublin, Ga.; three sons, Frazier Thomas, Harold Thomas and Jack Thomas, all of Lake Wales; a sister, Mrs. G. V. Wesley of Marshallville; and a brother, Offa Thomas of Orlando, Fla.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 2, 1967

TAYLOR - CROOK - PARK - WILLIAMS - MEEHAN - HICKMAN.  

MRS. DANIEL M. [Ethel Barrett]  TAYLOR

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Barrett Taylor, who died Sunday in Plant City, Fla., were held Monday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. C. G. Ward and the Rev. Leighton Norris offriciating.  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

  Mrs. Taylor, a native of Macon County, had resided for the past few years in Plant City.

  Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. L. J. Crook of Americus, Mrs. W. J. Park and Mrs. L. R. Williams, both of Plant City, Mrs. L. C. Taylor of Ft. Valley, Mrs. Robert J. Meehan and Mrs. Paul R. Hickman, both of Atlanta; two sons, Thomas B. Taylor of College Park and James E. Taylor of Montezuma,

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note:  Ethel B. Taylor - Born 1886 - Died January 29, 1967 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Daniel M. Taylor [1884 - 1951] See his Obit.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 12, 1956

MRS. RUFUS EDWARD {Annie Laura Neal] TOOKE

Mrs. R. E. Tooke, Beloved Oglethorpe Resident, Passes.

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Laura Tooke were held Sunday afternoon from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. T. C. Robinson in Oglethorpe. The Rev. Melvin York officiated and interment was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied.

Mrs. Tooke died Saturday, January 7, after a brief illness. She was a lifelong resident of Oglethorpe and a member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. R. E. Tooke of Oglethorpe; four daughters, Mrs. T. C. Robinson and Mrs. Christine Adcox of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Homer Robertson of Marietta and Mrs. B. S. Roberts of San Francisco, Calif.; one son, R. M. Tooke of Augusta; and several grandchildren.

Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Annie Neal Tooke [ February 24, 1881 - January 7, 1956] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Rev. Rufus Edward Tooke [May 10, 1867 - February 3, 1960 ] See his Obit.

 

 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  June 23, 1955
 

ROBERT   GREGORY   TURNER

Robert G. Turner, 87, Passes After Short Illness.
Robert Gregory Turner, 87, died Thursday, June 16, at his home in Ideal following an illness of one week.
  He and his parents [not named] were pioneer settlers of Ideal and Macon County.
  Survivors include one brother, Jacob N. Turner of Rupert and a number of nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the Ideal Methodist Church with the Rev. Henry Thomas and Rev. W. S. Johnson officiating.  Interment was in the IDEAL CEMETERY.
  Pallbearers were John Turner, R. M. Turner, Lester Turner, Tom Turner, Levi Turner and Thomas Turner.

[Note: R. G. Turner [ September 1, 1867 - June 16, 1955] is buried in Ideal Cemetery.]
[Note: R.G. Turner's parents were Levi Turner, II [1830 - 1888] Turner Family Cem. & Nancy [ ] Turner [ca. 1831 - May 1914] Turner Family Cem. near Ideal]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 23, 1955
 

MRS.  STEPHEN  MARSHALL  [Evelyn  King]  TIMBERLAKE,  SR.
 
Former Resident Buried Wednesday at Marshallville.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Evelyn Timberlake, 94, who died in a Trenton, N.J. hospital after  ___illness, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Marshallville Methodist Church.
  The Rev. A. A. Waite, Sr. officiated and burial followed in the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY.
  Mrs. Timberlake, a member of a pioneer family in this section, was a member of the Marshallville Methodist Church.
  Suurvivors include two daughters, Mrs. J. J. Newhall of Trenton, J.J. and Mrs. Bert Bryan of Bradenton, Fla., three sons, P. K. Timberlake of Atlanta, Marshall Timberlake of Warner Robins and Joe Timberlake of ___, Tennessee and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
  Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Evelyn King Timberlake [May 19, 1862 - June 19, 1955] is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband, S. M. Timberlake [Dec. 10, 1862 - December 19, 1927] See his obit. Added 12/24/2003

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 8, 1945

THOMAS ALLEN TARRER

Funeral Services Held Friday For Thomas A. Tarrer.

Funeral services were held on Friday, March 2, from the Ideal Baptist Church for Thomas Allen Tarrer, 59, who died suddenly in Columbus on Thursday night, his death resulting from a heart attack.

Mr. Tarrer was born in December 1893, and made his home in Ideal before moving to Columbus three years ago where he was employed by Maxwell Brothers Furniture Co. He married the former Mrs. Susie Harden Chestnut, who survives him. Mr. Tarrer was a devoted member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Ideal and active in all church work.

Survivors include his wife, his mother, Mrs. J. C. Tarrer of Ideal; one brother, James Tarrer of Brunswick; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Lockwood of Doerun and Mrs. J. M. Artman of Long Branch, J.J.

Services were conducted by the Rev. Carl Ayers, assisted by the Rev. Williams of Marshallville and the Rev. Jenkins of Macon. Interment was in the IDEAL CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: Tom Allen Tarrer [December 9, 1893 - March 1, 1945] is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his wife, Susie Harden Chestnut Tarrer [October 15, 1890 - July 1, 1978]

[Note: OOPS !!!! "Cemeteries of Macon County" has incorrect dates Birth Date in book is 1892 and Death Date in book March 1, 1985. Please make changes in your book. THANKS.


MACON COUNTY NEWS LEADER - Montezuma, Ga. November 6, 2003

MRS. HERSHEL [Odessa Cromer] THOMPSON

Odessa Cromer Thompson, Oglethorpe.

Odessa Cromer Thompson, 86, of Oglethorpe, Georgia, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2003. Funeral services were held Friday, October 31, at 2 pm in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma. Burial followed in the LITTLE BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Ideal. Rev. Sidney Jones Officiated.

Thompson was born in Turner County. She was the daughter of the late Arthur Cromer and Mell Brown Cromer. She was the widow of the late Hershel Thompson. She was a member of the Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church and a homemaker.

She is survived by her children: Leon Thompson and Earl Thompson, both of Oglethorpe, and Eugene Thompson of Vienna; brother; Ralph Cromer of Oglethorpe; sisters: Minerva Thompson and Nellie Barfield of Oglethorpe; and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be given to the Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, Ideal, Ga. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Her husband, Hershel Thompson [March 10, 1910 - December 29, 1975] is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery. See his Obit. Her parents are also buried at Little Bethel - See their obits.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 31, 1944

ANDREW JACKSON TAYLOR

Funeral Services Held Tuesday For Andrew J. Taylor.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 29, for Andrew Jackson Taylor, 83, who died at a local hospital early Monday morning.

Mr. Taylor, a local carpenter, was a resident of this community for 37 years, making his home at Oglethorpe, Ga. He was born in Macon County in 1861, the son of the late Myles Taylor and Sarah Fulford Taylor. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mattie Will Taylor; three sons, Horrace S. Taylor of Manchester, Walter J. Taylor and Statem M. Taylor, both of Atlanta; two step-sons, Robert Hall of Montezuma and Maurice Hall of Milledgeville; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at the Ideal Baptist Church by the Rev. W. W. Riner and interment was in IDEAL CEMETERY. The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Andrew Jackson Taylor [1860 - 1944] was buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Fulford Taylor [1852 - 1931] See her Obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 17, 1944

WILLIAM BURNETTE TRAPP

Funeral Services Will Be Held Friday For William B. Trapp, 41.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 18, for William Burnett Trapp, 41, who died at a local hospital this morning following an illness of several weeks.

Mr. Trapp, local farmer and overseer on John McKenzie's farm near Montezuma, was the son of the late William Trapp and Nervie Ann Peak, who now reside in Atlanta.

Surviving are his wife, the former Beula Brand; two children, Barbara Trapp and Sandra Trapp; one brother, James Trapp of Atlanta; one sister, Mrs. Lovitt Adams of Atlanta, and his mother, Mrs. Nervie Trapp of Atlanta.

Services will be conducted at the Montezuma Methodist Church by the Rev. B. A. Pafford, assisted by the Carl Ayers. Interment will be in FELTON CEMETERY. Pallbearers & Honorary Escort - Not copied.

The Montezuma Funeral Home will have charge of arrangements.

[Note: William Burnette Trapp [ May 5, 1903 - August 17, 1944] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Beulah Brand Trapp [August 29, 1904 - September 9, 1992]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga., July 20, 1944

JOHN W. TALLANT

John Talant, 56, Buried Thursday At Cedar Valley

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 13, for John Talant, 56, whose death occurred Wednesday, after an illness of two years at his residence in Pheonix City, Alabama.

He was born in Forsyth County in 1889 and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Talant. He made his home in Macon for twenty-five years but moved away about four years ago.

Survivors are four sisters, Lizzie, Thelma, Bessie and Mary Talant of Pheonix City and four brothers, Roy Talant, Alfred Talant, George Talant and Coleman Talant of Pheonix City.

The services were conducted at Cedar Valley Baptist Church by Rev. J. A. Adair and interment was in the CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

[Note: John W. Tallant [August 6, 1889 - July 12, 1944] is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside his parents and brothers and sisters.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 30, 1964

JOHN DAVID TARRER

Final Rites For John D. Tarrer Held Wednesday.

Funeral services for John David Tarrer, 69, of Ideal, were held Wednesday at 4 pm at Ideal Baptist Church. The Rev. H. H. Gregory and the Rev. F. M. York officiated and burial was in IDEAL CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - Not Copied.

Mr. Tarrer, who died Tuesday, July 28, in a local hospital following a long illness, was a native of Macon County and had lived here all his life. He was a retired farmer and blacksmith and was the son of the late Wiley James and Marthalin Chapman Tarrer. He was a member of Pine Level Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Archie Hill of Oglethorpe; two sons, J. W. Tarrer of Ideal and Harry K. Tarrer of Forest Park; one brother, Lester Tarrer of Thomaston; one sister, Mrs. Norwood Neal of Forest Park; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: John D. Tarrer [January 22, 1895 - July 27, 1964] is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his wife, Callie Kelly Tarrer [8-20-1894 - 11-27-1960] See her Obit.


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

MRS. ROLLIE P. [Minnie Jinks] TATE

Final Rites Held Monday For Mrs. Minnie J. Tate, 89.

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Jinks Tate, 89, who died early Sunday in the Oaks Nursing Home near Marshallville, were held Monday afternoon in the Cedar Valley Baptist Church. The Rev. C. C. Edmuindson officiated and burial was in the CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - not copied.

Mrs. Tate had lived in Montezuma for 42 years.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Farrie Tate Lloyd of Perry; two sons, Oscar T. Tate of Montezuma and K. C. Tate of Columbus; two sisters, Miss Jody Jinks and Mrs. Mattier Convell, both of Sylacauga, Ala.; one brother, Ellis Jinks of Sylacauga; 11 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

[Note: Minnie Jinks Tate [November 26, 1874 - January 3, 1963] is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside her husband, Rollie P. Tate [4-12-1874 - 8-18-1921]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 2, 1964

GEORGE THOMAS THEUS

G. T. Theus, 86, Buried Tuesday At Butler

Funeral services for George Thomas Theus, 86, who died Sunday night in a Butler hospital, were held Tuesday in the BETHLEHEM PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH with the Rev. Z. R. Perdue and Elder Bentley Adams officiating. Burial was in the CHURCH CEMETERY.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. George Ready of Cairo, Mrs. Henry Cloud and Mrs. Wanza Taunton, both of Thomaston, Mrs. Cecil Pennington and Mrs. Howard Taunton, both of Butler; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Durward Theus of LaGrange; two brothers, David Theus and Henry Theus, both of Butler; three sisters, Mrs. Lou [Theus] Barfield of Thomaston, Mrs. Floyd Jinks and Mrs. Alice [Theus] Bostick of Ideal.

[Note: George Thomas Theus [August 30, 1877 - December 29, 1963] is buried in Bethlehem Cemetery, 5 mi. S. of Potterville [Taylor Co.,], Ga. Rd. 185.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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