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Mildred Raper Ellison Mrs. Alberta Murray  
     


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

 MARY ANN EASTERLIN

 Funeral services for Miss Mary Ann Easterlin, 44, were held Tuesday, Novembef 26, 1963 at the First Methodist Church of Montezuma.

 The Rev. C. C. Edmundson and Rev. C. G. Ward officiated and burial was in FELTON CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers were Jack Rumph, Dave Rumph, John Hudson, Sonny Easterlin, Mack Forrester and Phil Jones, Jr.

 Miss Easterlin was a native of Montezuma and had resided here all her life. She was a member of the Methodist Church. She died Tuesday in St. Joseph’s Infirmary in Atlanta after an extended illness.

 She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Easterlin of Montezuma; one brother, William M. Easterlin of Montezuma; one step-brother, William M. Forrester of Jacksonville., three nephews, Billy, James and J. B. Easterlin, all of Montezuma.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Mary Ann Easterlin, daughter of Martha Leah & Jasper Bennett Eastterlin, Jr. – Born – January 26, 1919 – Died November 25, 1963 is buried in Felton Cemetery near her parents]


Citizens & Georgian – July 11, 1963

 HANSEL W. EASTERLIN

 Funeral services for Hansel W. Easterlin, 71, prominent resident of Montezuma, were held Monday at the First Methodist Church of Montezuma. The Rev. C. C. Edmundson officiated and interment was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma.

 Pallbearers: John McKenzie, Hude Smith, Eddie Conrad, R. L. Brand, John Reid, Dr. C. P. Savage, William Easterlin and Jack Rumph.

 Mr. Easterlin, who was born and reared in Montezuma, died Saturday, July 6, 1963 at his residence on College Street after a long illness. He was a member of the Methodist Church, a veteran of World War I, and was a retired president of the Coca Cola Bottling Company of Ohio.

 Surviving are his wife, Maxine Urnau Easterlin of Montezuma; one brother, John Easterlin of Toledo, Ohio; one niece, Ann Easterlin of Montezuma; one nephew, Robert Easterlin of Cincinatti, Ohio.

 Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Hansel W. Easterlin – Born February 13, 1892 – Died July 6, 1963 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Maxine U. Easterlin [March 3, 1896 – March 19, 1988]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 20, 1983

ROBERT FELTON ELLIS

Mr. Robert Felton Ellis, age 83, of Oglethorpe, Georgia died Tuesday, April 12, 1983 in the Macon County Medical Center, Montezuma, Georgia. Funeral services were held at 11 am Thursday, April 14, 1983 in the Oglethorpe Baptist Church. Officiating were the Rev. Bill Deakins and the Rev. F. M. York, Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIALS GARDENS.
Mr. Elli was born February 8, 1900 in Schley County, the son of Joseph M. and Frances Smith Ellis. He lived in Oglethorpe most of his life, was a retired carpenter and a member and life time deacon of Oglethorpe Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mamie Morrell Ellis and one daughter, Mrs. Gloria Weeks, both of Oglethorpe, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Active pallbearers and Honorary pallbearers - Not Copied. Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note; Robert Felton Ellis - Born February 8, 1900 - Died April 12, 1983 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery. OOOOPS !!! Date date in "Cemeteries of Macon County" is April 2, 1983 Please correct your copy to read April 12, 1983]
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 12, 1994

MRS. HERSCHEL HOWARD [Mary Hall] ELROD

Mrs. Mary Hall Elrod, 73 of Route 2 Montezuma, died Friday, January 7, 1994 at the Oaks Nursing Home in Marshallville, Georgia.
Services were held at 3 pm Sunday, January 9, in Cedar Valley Baptist Church with burial in the CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. The Rev. Keith Alderman officiated Pallbearers were David Allen, Doug Scott, Raymond Hall, Claude Hall, Jr., Larry Hall and Mark Phillips. Honorary pallbearers were the Deacons of the Cedar Valley Baptist Church.
Mrs. Elrod was born July 17, 1920, in Talbot County, the daughter of Homer L. Hall and Lizzie Alexander Hall. She was a retired school teacher in the Georgia educational system, having taught for 48 years. She was a graduate of Berry College in Rome, West Georgia College in Carrolton, Woman's State College in Milledgeville and received her master's degree at the Univ ersity of Georgia.
She had resided in Decatur, Ga. for the past forty years before moving to Montezuma. She is the widow of Herschel H. Elrod.
Survivors are a brother, Homer Thomas Hall of Montezuma, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ann K. Hall of Philadelphia, Pa. a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Mary Hall Elrod - Born July 17, 1920 - Died - January 7, 1994 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside her husband, Herschel Howard Elrod [April 27, 1915 - Jan. 19,1983] See his obit.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 31, 1996

WILLIAM CARROLL ELROD, Sr.

Mr. William Carroll Elrod, Sr. of Byromville, Ga. died Wednesday, January 24, 1996 at his home.

Services were held at 11 am. Friday, Jan. 26 in Byromville United Methodist Church with burial in PAGE FAMILY CEMETERY near Byromville. the Rev. Eddie Braswell officiated.

Mr. Elrod, a life-long resident of Byromville, was born Feb. 12, 1915, the son of Richard Carroll Elrod and Edith Page Elrod. He was a retired farmer, an Army Veteran of WW II and a member of Byromville United Methodist Church.

Survivors are his wife, May Kittles Elrod of Byromville; three grandchildren, Cary Elrod, Mrs. Anne Lynn Galloway, and Mrs. Allison Ammons, four great-grandchildren, Will Elrod, Wes and Tye Ammons, Mason Galloway; a brother, Richard Horace Elrod, Sr. of Byromville; and a number of nieces and nephews.

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


 
 
The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian
 
 Merged Oct. 1, 1931 December 22, 1932
 
 MRS. E. G. ENGLISH PASSES AWAY
 
Reynolds, Ga. Dec. 21 - The death of Mrs. E. G. English, of 
Reynolds, was a shock to the whole Reynolds, Taylor County and 
adjoining counties Tuesday afternoon. 
This venerable lady would have been eighty years of age next
January 7th and her death is a source of grief to a wide 
circle of friends and acquaintances.
Mrs. English was the daughter of Elder J. P. Glover 
(John Paschal Glover),a Primitive Baptist minister of note, and Matilda Vinson Glover.
Mrs. English having been married twice, her first husband was
J. L. Ogburn who died in 1884 while her second husband was 
the late Capt. E. G. English.
Mrs. English had been ill of the infirmities of old age 
with influenza complications. She is survived by two 
daughters, Mrs. O. E. English of Portland, Oregon and 
Miss Melissa Ogburn, principal of Butler High School of 
Reynolds.
Services at the home at 2:30 P.M. Wednesday and interment 
at Glover's Cemetery.

Submitted by Margie Daniels


 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 10, 1990

JAMES DAVID ENGLISH

Services For James David English, 24, Died in Mazatlan, Mexico.
James David English, 24, died Saturday, December 16, 1989 in Mazatlan, Mexico. Funeral services were held Saturday December 23, 1989 at PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH in Macon County. Rev. Otis Hill officiated. Burial was in the CHURCH CEMETERY with Military Honors.
A native of Oglethorpe, Mr. English lived in Orlando since September 1988. He was an electronics technician stationed on the Minesweeper, USS Sentry, U.S.Navy. He was a member of the Cottondale Baptist Church in Cottondale, Ala.
Survivors include his parents, Ron and Brenda English of Orlando; a brother, John English of Orlando, two sisters, Julie English Dailey of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and JoAnna English or Orlando, patenal grandmother, Mrs. David English of Oglethorpe.
Goddard Funeral Home of Reynolds was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: James David English - Born June 30, 1965 - Died December 16, 1989 is buried in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery.
 


MISS MARY PAULINE ENGLISH [Oct. 15, 1911 - Feb. 22, 1967] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery in the Matthew Hill English, Jr. Lot.

There is a different cemetery marker for MARY ANN "ANNIE" ENGLISH [Oct. 28,
1907 - Dec. 7, 1981] I have not gotten to this one in the UPDATE, but in the "Cemeteries of Macon County" she is buried between Fannie Kleckley Collins & James W. McBride CSA.
 

Source Davine Campbell


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 16, 1981

MRS. MARY ANN "Annie" ENGLISH

Mrs. Mary Annie English, age 74, of Oglethorpe, Ga. died Monday, December 7, in the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, Ga.
Graveside services were held Wednesday, December 9, in the OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS in Oglethorpe, Georgia. Pastor Mack McDowell officiated.
Mrs. English was a lifelong resident of Oglethorpe, Ga., She was a member of Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church. She was retired from the Warner Robins Air Force Base.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Richard Forrester of Oglethorpe, Ga. and Mrs. Charles Everett of Macon, Ga.' one niece, Mrs. L. W. Drinkard also of Macon, Ga.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Mary Ann "Annie" English - Born October 28, 1907 - Died December 7, 1981 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery]
[Note: ANYONE knowing the HUSBAND of or the PARENTS of, Mary Ann "Annie" English, PLEASE RESPOND.
 


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 2, 2000

MRS. MILDRED [Raper] ELLISON

Mildred Raper Ellison, 77, formerly of Oglethorpe, passed away Thursday, July 27,2000. Funeral Services were held Saturday at 4 pm in the chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home. Burial followed in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS. Rev. Roy Taylor officiated.
Born in Dooly County, she was the daughter of the late Louis Jackson Raper and Luella Williams Raper. She was a retired night supervisor from Southern Frozen Foods in Montezuma. She was a member of Flint River Baptist Church in Oglethorpe.
She is survived by her daughter; Annette Lashley of Reynolds; grandchildren: Debra Love of Woodstock, Ga. Michael Lashley of Butler, Lisa Lashley of Reynolds; great grandchild; Joshua James Love of Woodstock; brothers; Paul Raper and Louis Raper, both of south Georgia.
Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma had charge or arrangements.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 2, 1972

MRS. JASPER RICHARD [Nettie Underwood] ENGLISH

Mrs. Nettie Underwood English, age 80, passed away Friday, October 20, 1972 at Pinewood Manor Nursing Home in Hawkinsville, Ga. She was a native of Sumter County but had lived in Oglethorpe for a number of years. She was a widow of Richard English who died in 1933. She had lived at Pinewood Manor for eight years and was a member of the Hawkinsville Baptist Church.
Funeral services for Mrs. English were held at 3 PM Sunday, from Watson-Mathews Funeral Home with Rev. Billy Hightower officiating. Interment was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Emory English, F. M. English, Floyd English, John English, Sam Joe English and R. S. English.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Charles Head of Hawkinsville and Mrs. Mary Hutchens of Alexandria, Va.; two sons, Ralph English of Louisville, Ga., Max English of Navajo, California; one brother, Milze Underwood of Pelham, Georgia and a number of grtandchildren.
Arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

[Note: Nettie Underwood English - Born November 1, 1880 - Died October 20, 1972 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Jasper Richard English WWI [June 15, 1879 - Dec. 19, 1933] See his Obit


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 8, 1955

JAMES MONROE EDWARDS

Funeral Services Saturday For James M. Edwards.

Final rites for James Monroe Edwards, who passed away December 2, at his home in Ellaville, were conducted Saturday at 11:00 a.m. from the County Line Baptist Church. The Rev. J. L. Whitley officiated and burial was in the MT. VERNON CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - Not Copied.

Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. T. J. McMickle of Charing; a brother, Walter L. Edwards of Ellaville; and a sister, Miss Nannie Edwards of Ellaville.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Smith-Tindol Funeral Service.

[Note: James Monroe Edwards [August 28, 1877 - December 2, 1955] is buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetery beside Olya Snyder Edwards [April 22, 1882 - April 14, 1931] & Nannie Lu Edwards [August 28, 1884 - November 28, 1958]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 2, 1956

MRS. SALLY ELIZABETH ELLISON

Mother Of Local Residents Passes.

Funeral services for Mrs. Sally Elizabeth Ellison were held Thursday from the chapel of Mayes Ward and Company, Marietta, Ga. Interment followed in MARIETTA CITY CEMETERY.

Survivors include three sons in Montezuma, Herschel Ellison, Clyde Ellison and Claude Ellison, a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

 

Carl Dana Elmore

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. April 12, 1929
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR C. D. ELMORE - Funeral services for Carl D. Elmore, 47 whose death occurred at his home in Augusta Friday evening were held from the residence of his sisters, Mrs. T. C. Powers and Miss Fannie Elmore, here Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Elmore was born and reared here. Early in life, after finishing school at Newberry, S.C. he entered the Postal Railway Service and three years later resigned his position to become connected with the Southern Express Co.
Much - not copied
Surviving are his widow, who before her marriage was, Miss Georgia Hair of Buena Vista; one brother, Eugene E. Elmore of Atlanta; four sisters, Mrs. W. M. English of Quitman, Ga., Mrs. C. T. Harden, Mrs. T. C. Powers and Miss Fannie Elmore, all of this point. Interment was in Oglethorpe Cemetery.
[Note: Carl Dana Elmore - Born February 24, 1881 - Died April 5, 1929 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Georgia Hair Elmore [1886 - 1964]


 

George T. Elmore

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. March 17, 1922
TRAGIC DEATH OF GEORGE ELMORE - KILLED IN WRECK ON A. B. & A. RAILROAD SUNDAY MORNING.
George Elmore is no longer here upon this earth of sin and sorrow, His kind face will never be seen in Oglethorpe. It was not seen around the dear old family table last Sunday where a home like dinner had been prepared by the tender loving hands of mother and sisters. Only a vivid picture of this noble, loving boy remains to comfort the sad hearts of those who were patiently awaiting his arrival Sunday at noon.
The story of his untimely death is too horrible to relate. It would probably only open the fresh wounds which his sudden passing made in the hearts of his loved ones. Still his life deserves a tribute much greater than can be painted by words or by pen, and the whole story will interest the hundreds of friends who were fortunate enough to know George Elmore.
He had planned a trip to Oglethorpe to spend the day with his mother, Mrs. J. S. Elmore. There was a crash and he was pinned beneath the wreckage of a demolished train and his life snuffed out.
It is reported that a wheel of the front truck under the white coach had broken and the car was derailed just at the approach of a trestle and the car tumbled into Camp Creek a distance of fifty feet. There were six others killed outright, while seventeen were more or less seriously injured.
The body of Mr. Elmore arrived at Oglethorpe over the Central of Georgia at 1:30 Monday and was taken to the home of his mother, Mrs. J. S. Elmore.
The funeral was conducted at the Lutheran Church at 3:30 by Rev. Charles A. Phillips.
The deceased was thirty-six years old, and is survived by his mother, Mrs. J. S. Elmore, and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Belle Powers, Mrs. C. T. Harden and Mrs. W. M. English of Quitman, two brothers, Eugene Elmore of Anderson, S.C. and C. B. Elmore of Augusta.
The remains were laid to rest in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
[Note: George T. Elmore - Born April 16, 1883 - Died March 12, 1922 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery.


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   August 4, 1960

 MRS.     HARVEY      COOGLE    “Jack”   [Ruth  Cranford]    ELLIS

 Mrs. Ruth Cranford Ellis, 46 year old resident of Oglethorpe, and wife of Mayor Jack Ellis, died early Wednesday, August 3, at the Americus and Sumter County Hospital following a short illness.

 She had resided in Oglethorpe for the past twenty years where she taught the first grade.  A member of Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church , she was an advisor in the Luther League, a member of Mary Bell Powers Circle and also belonged to the C. E. A.

 Survivors include her husband, Harvey C. [Jack] Ellis; one son, Billy Ellis; Mother, Mrs. Ruby N. Cranford, all of Oglethorpe.

 Funeral services were conducted Thursday morning from the Lutheran Church with the pastor, Rev. W. H. Martin, officiating, assisted by the Rev. John Zeigler.  Interment was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY .

 Pallbearers were Bill House, Ed Hammock, Dan Harvill, Ferrell English, Chesley Gilmore and J. H. Taylor.

 Honorary pallbearers were E. M. Brown, Jimmy Maffett, D. C. Gottman, Johnnie Williams, T. O. Webb, G. W. Hammock, Jim Hogg, Elza Woodall, and M. H. Mitcham.  Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note:  Ruth Cranford Ellis – Born July 23, 1914 -0 Died August 3, 1960   is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Harvey Coogle Ellis [ March 20, 1920 – October 26, 1986 ]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 18, 1995

MRS. CHARLIE LEONARD [Berta Elizabeth Jones] ETHRIDGE

Mrs. Berta Elizabeth Jones Ethridge, 86, of 602 Gordon St., Oglethorpe, died Tuesday, January 10, 1995, in Montezuma Health Care Center.
Services were held at 2 pm Thursday, January 12, in Oglethorpe United Methodist Church with the Revs. Lynn Hurley and Bill Allen officiating. Burial was in the OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY.
Mrs. Ethridge, a life long resident of Macon County, was born November 3, 1908, the daughter of Dan Jones and Elizabeth Clark Jones. She was a homemaker, a member of Oglethorpe United Methodist Church and the wife of the late Charlie L. Ethridge.
Survivors are two daughters, Ms. Betty Ethridge Smith of Americus, Mrs. Carol Ethridge Bellew of Oglethorpe, a son Carl Ethridge of Oglethorpe, 13 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild, sisters-in-law, Mrs. Evelyn Jones, Mrs. Vernice Jones, Mrs. Lillie Mae Hand Theus, Mrs. Audrey Bell Webb, daughter-in-law, Mary Jane Ethridge, a son-in-law, Jack Bellew.
A son, C. D. Ethridge, preceded her in death.

[Note: Berta Jones Ethridge - Born - November 3, 1908 - Died - January 10. 1995 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery [Section F-49-1143] beside her husband, Charlie Leonard Ethridge [March 29, 1904 - June 8, 1984] Obit

 


Infant" son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Etheridge

Citizen & Georgia - Montezuma, Ga. October 23, 1969

ETHERIDGE INFANT FUNERAL NOTICE - Graveside services for the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Etheridge of Oglethorpe were held at the COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY, Sunday, October 19.
Survivors include maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Grover Barfield of Montezuma; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Etheridge of Oglethorpe; great-grandmother, Mrs. Harvey Raper of Montezuma.
[Note: There is not a marked grave for this infant, BUT I do find an unmarked child's grave by C.D.Ethridge & Arthur Daniel Ethridge]


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

FINAL RITES HELD FOR MISS ENGLISH - Funeral services for Miss Bethia English, 60, who died Sunday, were held at 11 o'clock am Monday from the Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. John Zeigler and the Elder George Riley Hunt officiated and burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were A. J. Allman, Glenn Chase, Glenn Lee Chase, Elsa Woodall, Olin Smith and Merlan Williams.
Miss English was a lifelong resident of Macon County and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include three brothers, Hill Derrick English, Ferrell Matthew English and Sidney Richard English, all of Oglethorpe; two sisters, Mrs. William [Emily Mildred English] Bentley of Roberta and Mrs. Robert [Ester Blanche English] Brand of Byromville; and three nephews.[Not named]
[Note: Bethia Moody English - Born January 8, 1909 - Died August 31, 1969 is buried in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.


Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 7, 1969

JASPER BENNETT EASTERLIN, JR. - Funeral services for Jasper Bennett Easterlin, Jr. 78, who passed away Monday, August 4, after a sudden illness were held Wednesday from the Montezuma Methodist Church, with burial in the FELTON CEMETERY, Montezuma.

Son of the late J. B. and Mamie Easterlin, Sr., Mr. Easterlin was born in Macon County and had resided in Montezuma all his life. He was a member and former trustee of the Montezuma Methodist Church, prominent farmer and merchant in Montezuma.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Corine Easterlin of Montezuma, one son, William M. Easterlin of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Hudson of Greenville, S.C,. and Mrs. Mamie Claude Espy of New York City; three grandsons, William M. Easterlin, Jr., James F. Easterlin and J. B. Easterlin, IV, all of Montezuma.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.
[Note: Jasper Bennett Easterlin - Born October 15, 1890 - Died August 4, 1969 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Leah McKenzie, wife of Jasper Bennett Easterlin, Jr. [Jan. 24,1891 - April 22, 1948] See her Obit.]


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. February 8, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. SAM JOE ENGLISH - Funeral services for Mrs. Sam J. English, 40, who died at her residence, a few miles out from Oglethorpe, early Sunday morning, February 3rd, were held at Red Hill Cemetery on Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. M. Woodward of Hawkinsville, who had been Mrs. Englishs' pastor. Mrs. English, was reared in the community in which she died, had always been a resident of Macon County, although she had been ill for the past few months, her death came as a shock to her relatives and hundreds of friends, as it was not known that her condition for the past few days, was any more critical than it had been for some little time.
Mrs. English, who before her marriage, was Miss Mittie Smith, numbered her friends by her acquaintances, always took a leading part in all work for the betterment of her community and her death has cast a gloom over the entire section of the county in which she had resided from childhood.
Surviving , in addition to her husband and twelve children, are her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Smith; one brother, Mr. J. S. Smith; three sisters, Mrs. Lester Johnson, Mrs. Morgan Williams and Miss Lois Smith, all of Macon County, with the exception of Miss Lois Smith, who resides at Plant City, Fla.
[Note: Mittie Smith English - Born 1889 - Died 2-3-1929 is buried in Red Hill Cemetery beside her husband, Sam Joe English, Sr. [1883 - 1965]
[In the 1920 Macon Co., Ga. census there are 6 children: Mary English 12, Tom M. English 10, Minnie English 8, Katherine English 6, Jasper David 3, & John Uriel 1. Other 6 unknown to me.


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. April 12, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR C. D. ELMORE - Funeral services for Carl D. Elmore, 47 whose death occurred at his home in Augusta Friday evening were held from the residence of his sisters, Mrs. T. C. Powers and Miss Fannie Elmore, here Sunday afternoon.
Mr. Elmore was born and reared here. Early in life, after finishing school at Newberry, S.C. he entered the Postal Railway Service and three years later resigned his position to become connected with the Southern Express Co.
Much - not copied
Surviving are his widow, who before her marriage was, Miss Georgia Hair of Buena Vista; one brother, Eugene E. Elmore of Atlanta; four sisters, Mrs. W. M. English of Quitman, Ga., Mrs. C. T. Harden, Mrs. T. C. Powers and Miss Fannie Elmore, all of this point. Interment was in Oglethorpe Cemetery.
[Note: Carl Dana Elmore - Born February 24, 1881 - Died April 5, 1929 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Georgia Hair Elmore [1886 - 1964]


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Sept. 10, 1926

MR. JOE ELLIS DIES NEAR ELLAVILLE

PROMINENT CITIZEN PASSES ON THURSDAY OF LAST WEEK
The sad intelligence was received here Wednesday of the death of Mr. Joe Ellis, which occurred at his home near Ellaville, one week ago last Thursday.
Mr. Ellis was 70 years of age and a leading citizen of his community. He was exceedingly popular and numbered his friends by the score.
The deceased is survived by his widow, Mrs. Fanny Ellis, twelve children, thirty two grand children and one great grand child.
Mr. Ellis was well and favorably known in Oglethorpe, where he had many friends who are indeed grieved at his demise.
The funeral and interment took place at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church Friday morning. Rev. J. J. Sanders
conducted the services.
[Note: Anyone knowing the 12 children of Fanny and
Joe Ellis, please response. - Joseph Marion Ellis Born:
8-23-1856 Died 9-2-1926 & Frances Smith Ellis Born:
6-24-1862 Died Oct. 4, 1938 - Both are buried at Mt. Zion
Lutheran Cemetery Hwy. 26. 5 mi. west of Oglethorpe]


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Oct. 6, 1938
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. FANNIE ELLIS, 76.
Funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Ellis, 76, life-long resident of Macon County, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clay Williams, in Oglethorpe Tuesday night after a lingering illness, were held at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. Ellis was the widow of the late Joe Ellis, who died some years ago. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Smith, pioneer citizens of Macon County. Early in life she joined the Methodist Church and was a member of the Corinth Church at the time of her death. Her pastor, the Rev. W. W. Whaley, conducted the service.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. J. W. Robinson, Mrs. J. N. Oliver, Mrs. Clay Williams of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Walter Souter and Mrs. Annie Larkin of Ellaville; seven sons: Jake Ellis, Robert Ellis and A. E. Ellis of Oglethorpe, Leon Ellis, Roy Ellis, Rufus Ellis and Monroe Ellis, all of Ellaville; two brothers, William Smith of Mississippi and Dan Smith of Oglethorpe; forty grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were Henry Robinson, Jack Ellis, Roy Larkin, Curtis Larkin and Harry Souter, all grandsons of Mrs. Ellis.
[Note: Frances Smith Ellis - Born June 24, 1862 - Died October 4, 1938 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside her husband, Joseph Marion Ellis [1856 - 1926]


 

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

MRS. R. S. ENGLISH
A most horrible tragedy occurred in our town Saturday afternoon, when the clothing of Mrs. R. S. English caught fire from an open grate and before help could reach her, she was so burned about the lower part of her body that she lived only about twenty-four hours.
Everything was done for her that could be done but medical skill availed nothing, and the end came peaceably about two o'clock Sunday afternoon.
She is survived by her Husband, Mr. R. S. English, one daughter, Mrs. George Moss of Persia, Iowa; and five sons, Matchet English of Quitman; Wallace English of Macon; Paul English of Ideal; John English or Cordele; and Robert English of Chipley, Fla. to whom the entire community extends their sympathy in this great bereavement.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. H. F. Jelks and interment was in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
[Note: Mary Elizabeth Cheves, wife of R. S. English, Sr.
Born: June 22, 1857 Died January 17, 1926]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 2, 1971

 

ENGLISH-LITTLE-NELSON-CHEEK

 

         MRS. MATILU L. ENGLISH  FUNERAL NOTICE

Mrs. Matilu Little English, age 83, of Oglethorpe passed away Saturday, November 27, at a local hospital following a short illness.

  Mrs. English was the widow of  J. Respass English of Oglethorpe.  She was a retired merchant in Oglethorpe having operated the business for more than 40 years.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.

  Funeral services were held from the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, Sunday, November 28, Rev. Laurance Russ officiated and ingterment was in Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens.

  She M. B. [Myrna] Cheek, both of Oglethorpe, one brother, James W. Little of Houston, Texas; two grandsons, and two granddaughters; five great-grandchildren.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note:  Matilu Little English - Born September 29, 1888 -  November 27,   1971 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Jonathan Respass English - 12-21-1874 - 1-2-1925] See his Obit.is survived by two daughters, Mrs. M. C.[Gladys] Nelson and Mrs.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 6, 1991
LASHLEY - AHTON - JUSTICE - CARD - EUBANKS ELLIS - DENNARD - SNIPES
MRS. WILLIAM ESAU [Tressie Athon] LASHLEY FUNERAL
Mrs. Tressie Athon Lashley, 87 of Route 1 Oglethorpe, Ga. died Sunday, March 3, 1991 in the Houston Medical Center. Funeral services were held Tues., March 5, in Red Hill Hill Prim. Baptist Church, Oglethorpe, Ga. Elders, Jones and Gordon officiated. Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Mrs. Lashley, the daughter of C. D. Athon and Estella Justice Athon, was born September 16, 1903 in Macon Co., Ga. were she lived most of her life. She was a homemaker, member of Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church and the wife of the late, W. E. Lashley. Survivors are two sons, Kelma Lashley of Butler, Ga., Louis Lashley of Gray, Ga., two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Card of Warner Robins, Ga., Mrs. Lucius Eubanks of Albertville, Ala; three sisters, Mrs. Ophelia Ellis of Ellaville, Mrs. H. E. Dennard of Americus, Mrs. Carolyn Snipes of Dublin, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Wayne Lashley of Oglethorpe, Ga. 14 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma was in charge. [Note: Tressie Athon Lashley - Born September 16, 1903 - Died March 3, 1991 is buried in Oglethorpe Cem. beside her husband, William Esau Lashley [May 8, 1905 - April 23, 1977] and Cincy Wayne Lashley [4-11-1934 - Oct 20-1986] From: GUELDA HAY'S Macon Co., Ga. Obituary Collection LITTLE BETHEL PRIMITIVE BATPIST CHURCH CEM.

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 14, 1967
ENGLISH - ELMORE - CHEVES -
WILLIAM MACHET ENGLISH, 85, Dies at Brooks Co. Hospital
William M. English, 85, of Quitman, Georgia passed away Sunday, September 10, at the Brooks County Hospital after an illness of several months. He was born in Schley County, Ga. but had lived in Quitman for 55 years. Mr. Williams was a veteran of the Spanish-American War, and had been a Mason and Shriner for 50 years. His late wife, the former Daisy Elmore, died in 1946. His father and mother were Robert Sampson English and Mary Elizabeth Cheves English. He is survived by three grandsons, William M. English II, of Marietta, Benjamin K. English of Smyrna and George E. English, Jr. of Madison, Wisconsin; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. George E. English, Sr. of Smyrna, and three great-grandsons. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 12, at the Maxwell Funeral Chapel with Rev. A. F. Forgarple officiating. Interment was in OGLETHORPE CITY CEMETERY. [Note: William Machet English - Born March 7, 1882 - Died September 10, 1967 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery near his parents. His wife, Daisy Elmore English [Jan. 25, 1879 - Dec. 28, 1946] is buried near her parents. See her OBIT.


 

OBITS – Posted Sept., 30, 2002

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga. October 8, 1975

 THOMAS  MARVIN  ETHERIDGE

 Thomas Marvin Etheridge, age 61, of Oglethorpe, died Thursday, October 2, 1975 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia, after a brief illness.

  Mr. Etheridge was a native of Macon County and a member of the Oglethorpe Methodist Church .  He was formerly employed with Marlette Mobile Homes.

  Funeral Services for Mr. Etheridge were held Saturday, October 4th at the Oglethorpe Methodist Church with the Rev. Jody Robertson, officiating.  Burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY .

  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lovella Allen Etheridge; one son, Thomas Wayne Etheridge of Oglethorpe; three daughters, Mrs. Newton B. Parker, Mrs. Neal Greene of Ideal; Mrs. Travis Peaster of Montezuma; four grandchildren: two brothers, C. L. Etheridge of Oglethorpe and W. Albert Etheridge of Augusta; five sisters, Mrs. R. D. Hankinson, Mrs. J. L. Webb, Mrs. Louis Barfield of Oglethorpe, Mrs. B. A. Hand of Ideal and Mrs. Etta Stewart of Americus.

[Note: Thomas Marvin Ethridge – Born December 10, 1913 – Died October 2, 1975 is buried in Oglethorpe Cem. Beside his wife, Louella Allen Ethridge [ 4-4-1912 – 7-23-1976 ]


 

OBITS for March 2003

 

Citizens & Georgia – Montezuma, Ga.  February 4,  1943

 

MRS.  ARRIS  NEWTON  [Mary Lydia Kleckley]  ENGLISH

 

Mrs. Lydia English Dies in Hospital; Buried on Saturday.

  Funeral services were held Saturday morning for Mrs. Lydia English, who died Thursday at the City Hospital in Americus.  Mrs. English, who was 70 years old, had been in the hospital for two weeks at the time of her passing.  She lived in Englishville District.

  The Rev. John D. Zeigler officiated at the services which were held at the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church and the Rev. W. W. Whaley, former Oglethorpe pastor, assisted.  Burial was in the MT. ZION LUTHERAN CEMETERY.

  Surviving are one daughter, Miss Willie Ruth English and one sister.

  Pallbearers & Honorary pallbearers – Not copied.

[Note: Mary Lydia Kleckley, wife of Arris Newton English [ 9-21-1872 – 1-28-1943] is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cem. beside her husband. W. N. English [12-23-1861 , married Mary Lydia Kleckley 1-18-1896 , died 2-26-1930] & their daughter, Willie Ruth English [10-21-1896 – 1-8-1961]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 9, 1974

MRS. EUGENE TUCKER [Annie Gurr] EDWARDS

Mrs. Annie Gurr Edwards, 86, of Montezuma, died Wednesday, October 2, 1974 in a local hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were held Friday, October 4, at 2 PM from Montezuma Methodist Church and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Rev. C. Dick Reese, Jr. and C. G. Ward officiated.
Pallbearers were Smith Dennard, Ralph S. Brown, J. H. Andrews, Wm. R. McKenzie, Walter Mims and Mike Culpepper.
Mrs. Edwards, a native of Dooly County, had lived in Montezuma for 10 years and was a member of the Snow Methodist Church and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include two sons, Marvin Edwards of Montezuma and Grady Edwards of Waycross; a daughter, Mrs. J. A. Nelson of Unadilla; and eight grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.

[Note: Annie Gurr Edwards - Born - June 3, 1888 - Died - Octobe 2, 1974 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Eugene Tucker Edwards [Feb. 11, 1885 - Feb. 22, 1955] See his Obit


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. February 28, 1930

ARRIS NEWTON ENGLISH

Last Rites for Mr. A. N. English Thursday.
Citizens of Oglethorpe and this entire section paid final tribute to Mr. A. N. English, who died at his residence seven miles out from Oglethorpe at four o'clock Wednesday P.M. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at Mt. Zion Church conducted by Rev. D. L. Heglar and was attended by friends and acquaintances from all sections. Mr. English was 66 years of age, and had long been recognized as one of this community's leading citizens, being one of it's largest planters and also one of it's best business men, he having served as President of the Bank of Oglethorpe, County Tax Assessor, and in many other capacities. Much More -
The end, while not entirely unexpected, came suddenly, as it was thought that his condition was unchanged from what it had been for several weeks, and it was while a young lady friend, who had dropped in to see him, was playing and singing for him , at his request, the song "Lord I'm Coming Home" that he peacefully dropped out, and this song was again rendered by a mixed quartette at the grave services.
In addition to the grief stricken widow, who before her marriage was, Miss Lydia Kleckley, he is survived by one daughter, Miss Willie Ruth English; one sister, Mrs. Etta Royals of Ellaville and three brothers, Mr. W. L. English of Ellaville and Mr. Russell English and Mr. Eiley English, both of this county.

[Note: Arris Newton English [12-23-1861 - 2-26-1930] married Mary Lydia Kleckley January 18, 1896 - is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside his wife, Mary Lydia Kleckley [9-21-1872 - 1-28-1943] Obit


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  October 16, 1985       

 FLOYD   HAMMITT   ENGLISH

 Mr. Floyd Hammitt English, 58, of Ideal, Georgia, died Friday, October 11, 1985 at the Macon County Medical Center.  Funeral services were held at 4 pm Sunday, October 13, in the Ideal Baptist Church. Burial followed in the IDEAL CEMETERY.  The Rev. Sidney Clay and the Rev. Clarence Keene officiated.

  Mr. English, a life long resident of Macon County, was born February 7, 1927, a son of Sam Joe English and Mittie C. Smith English.  He was a retired engineer with the Department of Transportation and a member of the Ideal Baptist Church.  He was also a Navy Veteran of World War  II.

  Survivors are his wife, Polly Brooks English; two sons, Mark E. English of Warner Robins, Floyd Eddie English of Orange Park, Florida; two daughters, Mrs. Margie Simmons of Sanford, North Carolina, Mrs. Joy Maffett of Montezuma; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Faulk of Hawkinsville, Mrs. Annie Melton and Mrs. Emma Fullbright, both of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Catherine Theus of Cordele, Mrs. Bettie Charnley of Huntsville, Alabama; two brothers, Emory English of Oglethorpe, Sam Joe English, Jr. of Bonaire; five grandchildren.

  Active pallbearers were Charles Seathers, Marvin Poole, Marvin Joiner, David Keene, Donald Massey, Lamar Massey, Wase Rainey, Dalton Cannon. 

  Honorary pallbearers were Employees of the Department of Tranmsportation.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Floyd H. English  -  Born  February 7, 1927  -  Died  October 11, 1985 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside.


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian May 5, 1938


ROY ENGLISH DIES AT AMERICUS SATURDAY


Funeral services for Roy English, 39, well known citizen of Oglethorpe were conducted at Mt. Zion Sunday morning and the interment was in the Lutheran Cemetery. After an illness of four weeks his death occurred Saturday afternoon at a hospital in Americus.
Mr. English was a native of Oglethorpe, the son of Mrs. Mattie English and the late Mack English. He was connected for several years with Churchwell's in Americus, Cordele, Waycross and Brunswick, returning to Oglethorpe three years ago. At the time of his death he was commodity supervisor for the WPA in Macon County. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and the services were conducted by his pastor, The Rev. D. L. Heglar, assisted by the Rev. W. W. Whaley.
Survivors are his mother; three sisters, Mrs. Sallie Mae Easterlin of Atlanta and Misses Mary Ann and Carolyn English of Oglethorpe; and one brother, Henry B. English of Oglethorpe.
[Note: Roy N. English - Born 1899 - Died 1938 is buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery beside Henry Baker English [1909-1979]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 6, 1961

MRS. STONEWALL J. [Mamie Blanche] ENGRAM-INGRAM

Mrs. S. J. Engram Passes After Long Illness: Rites Friday.
Mrs. Mamie Blanche Engram, 66 year old resident of Oglethorpe, died Wednesday; March 39, 1961 at her home after a lengthy illness.
Born in Schley County, she had lived in Oglethorpe a number of years. She was a member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, March 31, at Oglethorpe Baptist Church with the Rev. F. M. York officiating. Interment followed in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Survivors include her husband, Stonewall Engram of Oglethorpe; one daughter, Mrs. W. J. Stafford of Ludowici; and four grandchildren.
Pallbearers: W. L. Manning, T. O. Webb, J. J. Bull, J. H. Taylor, Genbe Stafford and James Bentley.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Oglethorpe Cemetery BUT I do find Stonewell J. Ingram [May 19, 1903 - November 23, 1965] and there is an UNMARKED GRAVE beside him.
[Note: Mamie Blanche Engram - Born abt. 1895 - Died March 29, 1961]
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 20, 1994

MRS. JOHN MITCHELL [Ollie Mae Smith] EPPERSON

Mrs. Ollie Mae Smith Epperson, 79, of 796 Tanner Dr., Scottdale, died Saturday, July 9, 1994, at her residence.
Services were held at 12:00 pm. Monday, July 11, in the chapel of A. S. Turner Funeral Home, Decatur, Ga. Burial was in MELLWOOD CEMETERY, Stone Mountain, Ga., The Rev. Ralph Price, Jr. officiated.
Mrs. Epperson, a former resident of Montezuma, Ga. was a homemaker, the wife of the late John Mitchell Epperson and a member of Congregational Holiness Church in Montezuma. She had resided in Scottdale for the past ten years.
Survivors are 2 daughters, Mrs. Viola Price of Montezuma, Mrs. Gladys Hendrick of Scottdale, 3 sons, Ivan Epperson, Raymond Epperson, Donald Epperson, all of Atlanta, Ga. and 14 grandchildren.



 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 6, 1961

MRS. Z. K. [Estelle Bivins] ESTES

Mrs. Estelle Estes, Native of County, Passes Sunday.
Mrs. Estelle Estes, 67 [born abt. 1894], of Macon, died unexpectedly at her residence there Sunday.
Mrs. Estes, the widow of Z. K. Estes, was born in Macon County, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Bivens, and had lived in Macon since 1936, moving there from Fort Valley. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Dellamae Greens of Pinehurst, Mrs. Louise Branch of Rome, and Mrs. Ailene Pierce of Macon; a son; John Andrews of Gray; one grandchild; a sister, Mrs. Neal Andrews of Fort Valley; and several nieces and nephews.

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Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Jan. 16, 1941

CURTIS Q. ENGLISH DIES IN PORTLAND, ORE.
News was received in Oglethorpe today of the death Tuesday morning at a hospital in Portland, Oregon, of Curtis Q. English, former Macon County Citizen, his death having resulted from an illness of several days with influenza.
Mr. English was a native of Macon County, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom English of Englishville, and he is survived by three brothers in the old home community, Russell English, Will English and W. T. English and a sister, Mrs. Etta Royal of Ellaville, Ga. His wife, formerly Miss Florine Ogburn of Reynolds, Ga. survives and she is returning with the body to Reynolds for funeral and interment. The time for the funeral has not been announced, but it will probably not be before the first of next week, due to the length of the trip from Portland.
[Note: Quinton Curtis English - Born April 2, 1875 - Died January 14, 1941 is buried in Glover Cemetery, State Hwy 263, N. of Reynolds [Taylor Co.], Ga. beside his wife, Florine Ogburn English [10-5-1882 - 3-29-1959]


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. June 23, 1916

A SAD ACCIDENT

On last Friday, June 10th, about 9 am, the neighborhood of Englishville, in this county, was shocked as never before by the sad news being flashed over telephone and other means of the accidental killing of Mr. Albert English, by his brother, Mr. Russell English.
The facts as learned are about as follows: The brothers were seated on the veranda when some disturbance occurred among the chickens near the house and upon Albert's suggestion, Russell went into the room to get the gun, and evidently unbreached the gun to examine the shells, and after coming out of the room and putting the gun back in breach, by some means unknown, the gun was discharged and the entire load striking Albert in the back of the head, killing him instantly.

Albert was a prosperous young farmer and leaves many relatives and friends to mourn the seemingly untimely death.
Russell English, who was a party to the sad accident, has the entire sympathy of his many friends in this hour of distress. A Friend
[Note: Albert English & Russell English were sons of Thomas H. English [1835-1907] and Eliza Virginia (Higgins) English [1842-1908] both buried in the English Family Cemetery. Thomas & Eliza English had 13 children:
Edwin Glover English [1860], Arris Newton English [1861],Wylie Thomas English [1866], Wm. Lafayette English [1867] Henry Seymour English [1868] Rosetta Virginia English [1871] Samuel David English [1873] Quintus Curtis English [1875] James Carmicle English [1877] ALBERT ENGLISH b. 10-8-1879 d. 12-28-1916 & is buried in Ellaville, Never married., RUSSELL ENGLISH [1881] Mary Georgia English [1884] Minnie Lucia English [1887]

submitted by Margie Daniels


The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian
 
 Merged Oct. 1, 1931 December 22, 1932
 
 MRS. E. G. ENGLISH PASSES AWAY
 
Reynolds, Ga. Dec. 21 - The death of Mrs. E. G. English, of 
Reynolds, was a shock to the whole Reynolds, Taylor County and 
adjoining counties Tuesday afternoon. 
This venerable lady would have been eighty years of age next
January 7th and her death is a source of grief to a wide 
circle of friends and acquaintances.
Mrs. English was the daughter of Elder J. P. Glover 
(John Paschal Glover),a Primitive Baptist minister of note, and Matilda Vinson Glover.
Mrs. English having been married twice, her first husband was
J. L. Ogburn who died in 1884 while her second husband was 
the late Capt. E. G. English.
Mrs. English had been ill of the infirmities of old age 
with influenza complications. She is survived by two 
daughters, Mrs. O. E. English of Portland, Oregon and 
Miss Melissa Ogburn, principal of Butler High School of 
Reynolds.
Services at the home at 2:30 P.M. Wednesday and interment 
at Glover's Cemetery.

Submitted by Margie Daniels


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 12, 1961

MISS WILLIE RUTH ENGLISH

Miss Willie Ruth English, 64, Dies At Brunswick.
Funeral services for Miss Willie Ruth English, 64, who died Sunday in a Brunswick Hospital, were held Tuesday at 11 am at the Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church of Oglethorpe. Rev. W. H. Martin officiated and burial was in MT. ZION CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Not Copied. Smith Tindol Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.
A native of Oglethorpe, Miss English was the daughter of the late Arris and Lydia english. She was a member of the Lutheran Church.
Survivors include an aunt, Mrs. Dan Kleckley of Oglethorpe and a cousin, Mrs. C. W. Cotton, with whom whe made her home at St. Simons Island.

[Note:Willie Ruth English - Born October 21, 1896 - Died January 8, 1961 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside her parents.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 18, 1962

MATTHEW HILL ENGLISH, JR.

Funeral Services For M. H. English, 85, Held Monday.
Funeral services for Matthew Hill English, 85, were held Monday in the chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home in Montezuma, with Elder George Riley Hunt and Rev. John D. Zeigler officiating. Burial followed in the the OGLETHORPE CITY CEMETERY.
Active pallbearers were A. J. Allmon, Glen Lee Chase, A. B. Robinson, Jr. Harvey Ellis, Merian Williams, Luther Turner, Elton Chapman and W. M. Parker.
Honorary pallbearers were Jody Holloway, O. E. Smith, Glen Chase, Julian Webb, John F. Williams, F. E. Bentley, Roy Mathews, Elza Woodall, T. L. Coogle, R. L. Wiggins, Harvey Mathis, T. C. Braselton and S. C. Haddock.
Mr. English died unexpectedly Saturday enroute to the Americus-Sumter County Hospital in Americus. A retired farmer, Mr. English was a life long resident of Macon County.
Survivors include four daughters, Miss Pauline English and Miss Bethea English, both of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Robert Brand of Byromville and Mrs. William Bentley of Roberta; three sons, Derrick English, Sidrich English and Ferrell English, all of Oglethorpe; one brother, Sam Joe English of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. Dan Kleckley of Oglethorpe; and three grandchildren.

[Note: Matthew Hill English [Jr.] - Born August 9, 1876 - Died January 13, 1962 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Mary E. Finch English, wife of M.H.English [10-6-1883 - 7-16-1945]
 

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 12, 1961

MRS. JOHN HENRY [Evelyn Green] EUBANKS

Mrs. Eubanks, 84, Buried Tuesday In Ideal Cemetery.
Mrs. Evelyn Green Eubanks, 84, former resident of Ideal, died Sunday at The Oaks Nursing Home near Marshallville.
Widow of John H. Eubanks, she had resided with her daughter, Mrs. T. H. Jolly of Warner Robins, since 1950. She was a member of Ideal Methodist Church.
Surviving in addition to her daughter, are three brothers, L. M. Green of Macon; T. B. Green of Butler; Vance Green of LaGrange; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at Ideal Methodist Church Tuesday afternoon. Rev. T. L. Moody and Rev. H. H. Sheppard officiated and burial followed in IDEAL CEMETERY.
Gardner Watson Fuineral Home of Warner Robins was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Evelyn Green Eubanks - Born June 4, 1876 - Died January 8, 1961 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, John Henry Eubanks [5-25-1882 - June 25, 1944] See his Obit


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 26, 1983

HERSCHEL HOWARD ELROD

Mr. Herschel Howard Elrod, age 67, of Decatur, Georgia, died Wednesday, January 19, 1983, in DeKalb General Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Friday, January 21, in the chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma, Ga. Burial was in CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. The Rev. C. G. Ward officiated.
Mr. Elrod was born April 27, 1915 in Stephen County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. George T. Elrod, He was a retired school teacher, having taught in Forsyth, DeKalb and Heard Counties. He was a former headmaster at Tallulah Falls School. He was a graduate of Berry College in Rome, Ga. and of the University of Georgia. He was a veteran of World War II.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Mary Hall Elrod of Decatur,. Ga. five sisters, Mrs. Birtie Hembrie of Martin, Ga. Mrs. Ruby Brook of Greenville, S. C., Mrs. Jewel DeFoor and Mrs. Mildred Smith, both of Toccoa, Ga. Mrs. Agnes Holcomb of Laganville, Ga. two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hall of Montezuma, Ga. and Mrs. Claude Hall of Oglethorpe.
Pallbearers were Larry Hall;, Raymond Hall, John Ed Liggin, David Allen, Tony Berthelot and Buddy Liggin. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Herschel Howard Elrod - [Born April 26, 1915 - Died January 19, 1983] is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 22, 1956

MRS. HILL DERRICK [Leila Ann Gilmore] ENGLISH

Funeral Services Held Wednesday For Mrs. Ann English.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ann Gilmore English, 34, were held Wednesday afternoon, 3 p.m. from the chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home. The Rev. Henry Thomas officiated and burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied.

Mrs. English, a life-long resident of Oglethorpe, died instantly in an auto crash on the Americus-Cordele Highway early Sunday Evening.

She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Pearl Green Gilmore and two sons, Grady H. English and Donald Eugene English, all of Oglethorpe; a sister, Mrs. Sara J. Guilmette of Washing, D.C.; and two brothers, L. W. Gilmore of Macon and James Gilmore of Augusta.

[Note: Ann Gilmore English [January 25, 1921 - March 18, 1956] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her Mother, Pearl G. Gilmore [1894 - 1983] and Father, Grady C. Gilmore [1891 - 1938]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 22, 1955

WALLACE JEFFERSON ENGLISH

Wallace J. English Buried Saturday At Oglethorpe.

Wallace Jefferson English, 69, former resident of Macon County, died in an Atlanta hospital December 16. He resided at 644 N. Highland Avenue, N. E. and was a retired Railroad employee.

Funeral services were conducted at 3:00 p.m. December 17, from the chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home. The Rev. C. A. Phillips officiated and interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

Pallbearers were Gene Stafford, Bobb Stafford, George Hammock, B. C. Kennedy, W. C. Williams and Bill Scovill.

Survivors include two brothers, W. M. English of Quitman and R. S. English of Nashville, Ga. ; one nephew, G. E. English of Smyrna and one niece, Miss Alma Giles of Macon.

Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

[Note: Wallace Jefferson English [February 24, 1886 - December 16, 1955] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside William Machet English [March 7, 1882 - September 10, 1967] See his obit


Miss Fannie T. Elmore

Macon County Citizen - Montezuma Georgian Jan 14, 1937
BELOVED OGLETHORPE WOMAN P-ASSES TO ETERNAL REWARD
Oglethorpe, Ga. - Jan 9 - Hundreds of friends and relatives paid a final tribute Saturday afternoon at St. John's Lutheran Church to Miss Fannie Elmore, whose death occurred at an Americus hospital early Friday morning following an illness of __ weeks.
Miss Elmore was born in Senoia, Ga. the daughter of the late Rev. J. Samuel and Martha Summer Elmore, but had lived in Oglethorpe since her early childhood. Her father was a pioneer Lutheran minister of this section of Georgia and was one of the Macon County Pastors for thirty-four years. He also was an ordinary of the county for many years.
She was active in church and U.D.C. work and in former years had been a teacher, connected with the Lutheran orphanage in Salem, Va.. She had served the town of Oglethorpe as postmastriss.
The funeral services were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. D. L. Heglar.
Interment was in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
She is survived by one brother, Eu__Elmore of Atlanta, and three sisters, Mrs. W. M.[Daisy] English of Quitman and Mrs. Troy C. [Mary Belle] Powers and Mrs. Columbus T. [Pearl] Harden of Oglethorpe
A long list of pallbearers and honorary pallbearers not copied.
[Note: Fannie T. Elmore - Born October 12, 1866 - Died January 8, 1937 is buried in the Oglethorpe Cemetery in the Elmore Family Lot]


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. March 14, 1930

MRS. JASPER N. [Missouri Ann Higgins] ENGLISH

Funeral Services for Mrs. English Held Sunday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Missouri A. English, 90, whose death occurred at ten o'clock Saturday evening, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wash Baker, near Montezuma, were held at the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY at three o'clock Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Bowen, Pastor of Red Hill Baptist Church. Mrs. English was said to be second to the oldest person in this county, and was one of the most beloved of the old citizens. She had been in bad health for some fifteen years, during which time she suffered untold agony at times, but always without a murmur. She was possessed with a disposition that endeared her to all with whom she came in contact, enjoyed the distinction of being loved by young and old alike, and her passing, despite her years, cast a gloom not only over Oglethorpe, but over the entire community. where she spent her entire life. For years she had made her home with her daughters, spending a part of the time with Mrs. Baker, at whose residence she died, part with Mrs. A. L. Kleckley and a part with Mrs. E. L. Murray, another daughter, Mrs. E. M. Kleckley of Atlanta and prior to this time resided here.
She is survived by one son, Mr. Charles English of this county, and four daughters, Mrs. Wash Baker of Dooly County, Mrs. E. M. Kleckley of Atlanta and Mrs. A. L. Kleckley and Mrs. E. L. Murray, both of this point.

[Note:Missouri Ann Higgins English, wife of Jasper N. English [February 29-1840 - March 8, 1930] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her son, Charlie English [12-13-1874 - 11-14-1937] Obit.
[Note: Her husband, Jasper BN. English [7-9-1837 - 1887] is buried in the English Family Cenmetery-CSA-No dates on marker.


OBITS    FOR     JUNE    2003

 CITIZENS  &  GEORGIAN – Montezuma, Ga.   April 3, 1958

 MRS. GUY [Willie Bell Pearson] ELLISON

 Mrs. Willie B. Ellison, Former Resident, Buried Here Monday.

Mrs. Willie Bell Ellison, 57, of East Church St., Americus, died Friday night, March 28, at the Americus Hospital.  She had been in failing health for some time.

  A native of Sylvester, Mrs. Ellison resided in Montezuma for a number of years before moving to Americus seventeen years [abt.  1941] ago.

  Survivors include four sons, Guy Ellison of Leslie, Paul Ellison of U.S.,Navy, Honolulu; Earl Ellison, U.S.Navy of San Diego and T. A. Calhoun of Macon.

  Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in Reese Park Chapel of Americus, with the Rev. M. C. Gardner officiating.  Burial followed in FELTON CEMETERY, Montezuma, Ga.

 [Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Felton Cemetery for Mrs. Willie Bell Ellison [b. abt. 1901 d. March 28, 1958]

 [Note: See Obit for Mrs. John [Eleanor Arlene Ellison] Freeman [b. 11-7-1927 – Died Jan. 2, 1947] She is the daughter of Guy Ellison and Willie Belle Pearson Ellison, according to her Obit.] She is buried in Felton Cemetery – Unmarked.


Obit is taken from the minutes of the Upatoi Baptist association found in the Georgia archives microfilm collection

Sept 8, 1866 {note Sampson English is usually listed as dying in the 1870s but this indicates it was earlier.}

Whereas, God in his providence has seen fit to remove, by the hand of death, our much beloved brother, Elder Sampson English, since our last session, and while we bow in humble submission to his divine will, yet we deem it our duty as an evidence of the high esteem in which he was held by us, to offer the following tribute of respect to his memory: Brother English was greatly loved and esteemed by our body, having long been one of its leading and most useful members. He had been a faithful minister of Christ for the last forty years, and in his dying moments he rejoiced in that faith which had enabled him to overcome the world, and now to meet death without fear. His long and useful life endeared him to all who love the truth, and though we meet him no more on earth, yet we trust we shall meet him in that realm where parting is known no more.

According to the Macon County Cemetery Book he died
in 1875 [I will go back to the English Cemetery to see if I
can read the marker] .
According to the 1870 Census of Macon Co., Ga.
ENGLISH, Frances 77 f/w Farmer 1000/150 NC
Matthew 41 m/w Farmer 1700/400 GA
Martha V. 25 f/w KH
Mary F. 15 f/w school
Elizabeth S. 13 f/w school
R. B. 11 m/w School
This confirms that he could have died in the 1860's rather
than the 1870's.
THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTION. DVC

On February 25, 1999, Millie Stewart, Guelda Hay and I, Davine V. Campbell went to the English Cemetery in Macon County, Georgia to confirm the dates on his marker.
There has been some clean-up activity there and it looks very good, so much better than when we originally surveyed this cemetery in 1993. THANKS TO SOMEONE
We found: Sampson English

2 January 1790 1875
I made pictures of many of the markers that day.
SO - it does appear that the marker itself has the incorrect date on it since his Obituary is found in the Upatoi Baptist Association Minutes Sept. 8, 1866, in addition to the fact that he does not appear in the 1870 census with his family.


Jonathan Respass English

The Macon County Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.
January 9, 1925 - DEATH OF MR. J. RESPASS ENGLISH
After several months of serious illness and suffering, Mr. J. Respass English died at his home here early Friday morning. Mr. English was one of our prominent merchants. He sold his farm several years ago and moved into town and went into the mercantile business and in which he was engaged at the time of his death.
He leaves his wife, two daughters, Gladys and Myrna, one brother and several sisters and a host of friends to mourn his loss.
He was buried in the family lot in Cemetery here Saturday morning, Rev. Mr. Jelks conducting the ceremonies.
[Note: Jonathan Respass English Born 12-21-1874 Died January 2, 1925 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery Co. M 1 U.S. Inf. Spanish American War.] He was buried beside his wife, Matilu Little English Born 9-29-1888 Died 11-27-1971] [He was a son of Samuel J. English and his wife, Mournen N. English who are also buried in this family lot.]
 


The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian
Merged Oct. 1, 1931 November 24, 1932

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MISS HELEN ENGLISH

Oglethorpe, Ga. Nov. 23, Funeral services for Helen English, thirteen year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. M. English of Quitman, who died at her home at 5;30 Saturday morning, were held from the Lutheran Church here at 3 pm Sunday, conducted by Rev. Chas. A. Phillips of Mooresville, N.C. a close friend of the family, who was assisted by Rev. D. L. Heglar.
Strickened with that incurable type of blood poison, she was ill only four days, and while everything humanly possible was done to save her life, it was realized hours before the end came that there was no hope.
As a child, she had always visited Oglethorpe frequently, where she has a number of relatives and was one of the most lovable girls of her age the community knew, always being a favorite with both old and young alike. She was a member of the Lutheran Church here, a student of the Quitman High School, and her untimely passing came as a shock to both communities.
Perhaps no death in recent years has caused more gunuine sorrow and the services were attended by many citizens, both of this city and Quitman, many of whom were heard to say that in her passing they were reminded again, "That God Often Plucks His Choicest Flowers".
In addition to her parents, she is survived by one brother, George English, who is a student at Lenoir-Rhyne College, of Hickory, N.C. and several near relatives of this city.
Interment was at the city cemetery and the services were in charge of the S.G.McCowan co. of Quitman.
The pall bearers were also young Quitman friends, who had been closely associated with her during her entire life.
[Note: Helen, daughter of Daisy Elmore & William M. English Born 4-15-1919 Died 11-19-1932 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery bewteen her mother , Daisy Elmore English [1879-1946] & her Grandparents, Rev. J.S.Elmore [1838-1911] & Isabel Ganann Elmore [1848-1924


The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian

Merged Oct. 1, 1931 December 22, 1932

MRS. E. G. ENGLISH PASSES AWAY

Reynolds, Ga. Dec. 21 - The death of Mrs. E. G. English, of Reynolds, was a shock to the whole Reynolds, Taylor County and adjoining counties Tuesday afternoon. This venerable lady would have been eighty years of age next January 7th and her death is a source of grief to a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.
Mrs. English was the daughter of Elder J. P. Glover (John Paschal Glover), a Primitive Baptist minister of note, and Matilda Vinson Glover.
Mrs. English having been married twice, her first husband was J. L. Ogburn who died in 1884 while her second husband was the late Capt. E. G. English.
Mrs. English had been ill of the infirmities of old age with influenza complications. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. O. E. English of Portland, Oregon and Miss Melissa Ogburn, principal of Butler High School of Reynolds.
Services at the home at 2:30 P.M. Wednesday and interment at Glover's Cemetery.


Mrs. Eugene [Wynelle English] Stafford Obituary

The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian
Merged Oct. 1, 1931 March 9, 1933
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. EUGENE STAFFORD
Oglethorpe, Ga. March 9, - Funeral services for Mrs. Eugene Stafford, 19, who death occurred at the Macon County Clinic at Montezuma early Friday morning, were held from the Baptist Church here at three o'clock Saturday afternoon, conducted by Rev. E. L. Jenkins of Ideal.
Mrs. Stafford who before her marriage was Miss Wynelle English, Was a native of this county and spent her entire life in this section.
She was only ill a few days, but it was realized some 48 hours before the end came, that recovery was impossible.
Surviving in addition to the young grief stricken husband, are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul English of Ideal; one child, Eugene Stafford, Jr.; one brother, Hiley English and a number of other relatives.
Interment was in the city [Oglethorpe] cemetery here.
[Note: Wynelle English Stafford Born October 11, 1913 Died March 4, 1933 is buried in the Oglethorpe Cemetery]


Curtis Q. English

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Jan. 16, 1941
CURTIS Q. ENGLISH DIES IN PORTLAND, ORE.
News was received in Oglethorpe today of the death Tuesday morning at a hospital in Portland, Oregon, of Curtis Q. English, former Macon County Citizen, his death having resulted from an illness of several days with influenza.
Mr. English was a native of Macon County, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom English of Englishville, and he is survived by three brothers in the old home community, Russell English, Will English and W. T. English and a sister, Mrs. Etta Royal of Ellaville, Ga. His wife, formerly Miss Florine Ogburn of Reynolds, Ga. survives and she is returning with the body to Reynolds for funeral and interment. The time for the funeral has not been announced, but it will probably not be before the first of next week, due to the length of the trip from Portland.
[Note: Quinton Curtis English - Born April 2, 1875 - Died January 14, 1941 is buried in Byrd-Glover Cemetery, State Hwy 263, N. of Reynolds [Taylor Co.], Ga. beside his wife, Florine Ogburn English [10-5-1882 - 3-29-1959]


Mrs. Quinn [Annie English] Melton

Macon Co. News Leader-Montezuma, Ga. Sept.15,1999

ANNIE ENGLISH MELTON OF MONTEZUMA, DIES

Annie English Melton, 87, of Cuyler Street, Montezuma, died Saturday night, September 4, 1999. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 7, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Burial followed at Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens. Elder Robert Torrance and Rev. Clarence Keene officiated.
Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Sam Joe English, Sr. and Mittie Cathrine Smith. She is the widow of the late Quinn Melton. She was a Primitive Baptist, but attended church at Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church and the Oglethorpe Methodist Church. She was retired from Southern Frozen Foods.
She is survived by her brother, Sam Joe English of Bonaire; sisters, Catharine Theus of Cordele and Emma Fullbright of Oglethorpe; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson Mathews Funeral Home is in charge.


Jack Paul English

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 10, 1949

POWER MISHAP IS FATAL TO PAUL ENGLISH

Jack Paul English of Oglethorpe, was accidentally electrocuted early Saturday morning when he apparently stepped on a broken power line which had fallen in high weeds near his home.
He left his home about six o'clock to go squirrel hunting and was found by Georgia Powrer company repairmen when they went to check the line. The shotgun was found near the body.
A junior in high school, the fifteen year old boy was a member of the Oglethorpe school basketball team and a member of the local National Guard Unit..
Born December 8, 1933, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. William C. English. Besides his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. A. C. Bryant of Ft. Valley and Mrs. Robert Aspinwall of Lineville, Ala. and three brothers, William English, Jr. and Neal English of Plains and Kenneth English of Fitzgerald, his maternal grandmother, Mrs. J. C. Paul of Cordele and his paternal grandfather, J. R. English of Montezuma.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Oglethorpe Baptist Church of which Paul was a member.
Pallbearers and the honorary escort consisted of members of the National Guasrd and the Oglethorpe Basketball Team. Interment was in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
Smith Tindol Funeral Service was in charge.
[Note: Jack Paul English - Born December 8, 1933 - Died November 5, 1949 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery.


John Edwin English

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 6, 1950
JOHN EDWIN ENGLISH, 59, BURIED AT CORDELE TUESDAY MORNING
John Edwin English, age 59, of Cordele, Ga. died in Waycross, Ga. Sunday, July 2, 1950 after an illness of several months. Funeral services were conducted in the Methodist Church at Cordele Tuesday morning with interment in the Cordele Cemetery with Knight Templar Masonic services.
Born on a farm near Andersonville, Ga. his parents, the late Robert S. English, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Cheves English, moved to Dooly County in 1902 where he left the farm to enter railroad service, and with the exception of three years of campaigning with the armed forces in the Philippines , he ad been in the service of the Atlanta, Birmingham and Coast, now the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.
He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Clara Mae Davies of Hawkinsville and Vienna, Ga. and by four brothers, W. M. English of Quitman, Ga., W. J. English of Atlanta, Paul H. S. English of Lakeland, Fla., and Robert S. English, Jr. of Nashville, Ga. and by several nieces and nephews.


Joseph Richard English

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 26, 1950
FUNERAL SERVICES TO BE HELD TODAY FOR J. R. ENGLISH, 80.
Funeral services will be held in the Oglethorpe Baptist Church today [Thursday] for Joseph Richard English, 80 year old resident of Oglethorpe, who passed away at the Montezuma Hospital Tuesday after an illness of several weeks.
Rev. C. L. Goss will officiate and interment will be in the Oglethorpe Cemetery. Grandsons of the deceased will serve as pallbearers.
The son of the late Joseph and Sarah Williams English, Mr. English was born in 1870 and was a life long resident of Macon County. He was the husband of the late Lena Dyess English.
Survivors are six children, Mrs. R. J. Justice of Montezuma, Mrs. Jake Frank Peaster of Oglethorpe, Mrs. R. W. Murph of Columbus, Mrs. H. L. Helton of LeGrange, W. C. English of Oglethorpe and J. M. English of Thomaston and several grandchildren.
Arrangements by Smith Tindol Funeral Service.
[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Oglethorpe Cemetery for Joseph Richard English BUT I do find an unmarked adult grave next to Jack Paul English [Dec. 8, 1933 - Nov. 5, 1949] the grandson of J. R. English according to his obit posted April 16, 2000.]


Mrs. William Vassar [Minnie English] Justice Obituary

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 11, 1951
RITES WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. JUSTICE, 70, OF ANDERSONVILLE
Mrs. Minnie E. Justice, 70, lifelong resident of Andersonville, passed away at an Americus hospital early Monday night after an illness of several weeks.
Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Andersonville Baptist Church of which she was a member. The pastor, Rev. M. C. Gardner officiated, interment was in the Oglethorpe cemetery.
Mrs. Justice was born on May 19, 1880, the daughter of the late S. J. sand Maxey M. Peacock English. She was the wife of the late William Vassar Justice.
Survivors include one son, Clarence C. Justice of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Rooks of Winston Salem, N.C. and Mrs. Lila E. Jones of Andersonville; and one brother, Oscar J. English of Savannah.
Smith Tindol Funeral Service was in charge.
[Note: Minnie English Justice - Born 1880 - Died 1951 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, William Vassar Justice [2-22-1893 - 2-6-1946] See his obit.


Mrs. Elisha J. [Elizabeth English] Kleckley Obituary

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 12, 1951
MRS. BETTY KLECKLEY BELOVED OGLETHORPE CITIZEN, PASSES SAT.
Mrs. Betty Kleckley, beloved Oglethorpe citizen, passed away at her home on Saturday afternoon at the age of 94. She had been an invalid for several years, being confined to her bed most of the time.
A life-long resident of Macon County, Mrs. Kleckley was born on October 21, 1856, the daughter of the late Mack and Eugenia Peek English. She was the widow of the late Elisha J. Kleckley and the oldest member of the Oglethorpe Lutheran Church, which she served faithfully as long as her health permitted. [More of her activities - not copied]
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. W. F. Murray and Miss Ruth Kleckley, both of Oglethorpe; two brothers, M. H. English and Sam J. English of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. Dan Kleckley of Oglethorpe, several grandchildren and two great, great, grandchildren, representing five generations.
Funeral services were held at her home Sunday afternoon, conducted by The Rev. Lloyd H. Seiler with burial in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
Pallbearers - not copied. Smith Tindol was in Charge.
[Note: Betty E. Kleckley - Born October 21, 1856 - Died April 7, 1951 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Elisha J. Kleckley [ Jan. 3, 1854 - Nov. 14, 1917]


Davis English

The Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 5, 2000
DAVIS ENGLISH, 56, DIED THURSDAY
Services for Davis English were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 30, 2000 in Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The Rev. Mark Poole officiated.
English, 56, died Monday, March 27, 2000. He was born in Macon County, son of the late Olin English.
Survivors include his mother, Elizabeth Gray English of Andersonville; children, Edwin English of Potterville and Robbie English and Davis English, both of Ellaville; and sister, Billie Jo Arthur of Americus.
Watson Mathews Funeral Home had charge.


Mrs. Elizabeth Cook English Obituary

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April __, 2000
ELIZABETH COOK ENGLISH, 90, PASSED AWAY SATURDAY.
Elizabeth Cook English, 90, of Montezuma passed away Saturday, April 9, 2000. Funeral services were held Sunday in Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens.
Born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Will and Elizabeth Cook. She was a retired secretary from the Montezuma Motor Company.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Watson Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


Mrs. Dan [Maxie English] Kleckley

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 13, 1970
MRS. MAXIE ENGLISH KLECKLEY
Funeral services for Mrs. Maxie English Kleckley, 88, of Oglethorpe, who died August 10, 1970, in a local hospital, were held August 11, from the Mount Zion-Saint Luke Lutheran Church, Pastor George Lingle officiated and burial was in the Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers were Ferrell English, Sid English, Emory English, H. B. English, Grady English and T. M. English. Serving as honorary pallbearers were Lawrence McKenzie, Dr. Tom Adams, Dr. Fred Adams, T. G. Webb. J. L. Webb, T. L. Coogle, John F. Williams, J. H. Taylor, Chesley Gilmore, J. R. Haugabook, Bob Stafford, Calvin Avera, G. L. Williams, Dan Harvill, Merian Williams, D. C. Smith, George Hammock, E. D. Hammock, Ed Coogle, Fred Edwards, David Webb, Harvey Mathis, Roy Windham and W. T. Jolly.
Mrs. Kleckley had resided in Macon County all her life and was the daughter of the late Bethia Moodye English and Mathew English. She was a member of the Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Miss Bertha Kleckley of Oglethorpe; one son, Fred N. Kleckley of Americus; two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Mary D. Kleckley of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Eugenia J. Kleckley of Macon; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.
[Note:Maxey English Kleckley - Born Sept. 9, 1881 - Died August 10, 1970 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Dan Kleckley [Sept. 13, 1878 - Oct. 9, 1941]

 


Elizabeth Cook English

Macon County News Leader - Montezuma, Ga. April 13, 2000
ELIZABETH COOK ENGLISH, 90, DIED SATURDAY
Elizabeth Cook English, 90, of Montezuma, died Saturday, April 8, 2000. Funeral services were held Sunday, April 9th in Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens, Oglethorpe, Ga.
Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Will Cook and Elizabeth Cook. She was a retired secretary from the Montezuma Motor Company.
She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma had charge of the arrangements.


Thomas English

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. October 4, 1907
DEATH OF THOMAS ENGLISH - In his death, which occurred early Sunday morning, Macon County lost one of its grand old men. Slowly but surely they are passing away. Mr. English died at his home in the English District after a short but severe illness.
He lived to a ripe old age. At his next birthday, he would have been 73 years old. He was one of the pioneer citizens of the county, one of five brothers, all honored and esteemed, three of whom preceded him in death. His only living brother is Judge Matthew English, who shares the general esteem in which the English family is held.
Thomas English was one of the bravest young defenders of the Lost Cause, and was a life long member of the Primitive Baptist Church, standing high in its councils. He was one of the most useful citizens of the county and was generally beloved.
He left a wife, Mrs. Eliza Virginia Higgins English and a family of eleven children, all of whom have grown to manhood and womanhood, emulating his many virtues. They are, Edwin Glover English of Macon, Arris Newton English & Wiley Thomas English and Russell English all of Englishville, William Lafayette English of Bronwood, Henry Seymour English and Quinton Curtis English of Irzigon, Oregon, Albert English of Oglethorpe, Mrs. S. A.[Rosetta Virginia English] Royal of Ellaville, Mrs. H. J. Dyess and Miss Mamie English of Englishville.
The funeral occurred at the English Cemetery, near the old home of the deceased. He had requested that the pallbearers be his old soldier comrades and the following laid him away to his last sweet sleep: J. S. Elmore, J. B. Murray, J. L. Kitchens, W. W. Childers, W. W. Dykes and J. W. Pritchard.
[Note: Thomas English - Born February 25, 1835 - Died September 1, 1907 CSA is buried in the English Family Cemetery, southwest of Oglethorpe beside his wife, Eliza V. English [5-18-1842 - Feb. 13, 1908]

 


Miss Ola Mae English

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. April 10, 1908
DEATH OF YOUNG LADY - Miss Ola English, youngest daughter of Rev. and Mrs. S. J. English of the English District of this county, died Wednesday, after an illness of two weeks. She was just budding into womanhood and was one of the most popular young ladies of the county. She was the friend and correspondent of The Citizen: we grieve with her loved ones in her death. About two weeks ago, she was stricken with gastric fever and all that medical skill and loving hands could do, availed nothing. She passed away Wednesday and all who knew her are bowed down with grief. Her remains were brought to Oglethorpe Thursday and at 4:00 o'clock were laid to rest in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends.
[Note: Ola Mae English, daughter of S. J. & M. N. English - Born October 28, 1888 - Died April 8, 1908 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her father, Samuel J. English [Aug. 5, 1854 - July 4, 1916] See His Obit - Also see her mother's obit, Mournen Maxie [Peacock] English 1846-1916]


Henry Seymour English

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. September 2, 1910
DEATH OF HENRY ENGLISH - Death robbed the home and loved ones of a faithful and devoted son and brother, and the state and county of one of its best young citizens, when the spirit of Henry S. English winged its flight at his old home near Englishville, early Sunday morning. He had passed through a long period of suffering and on doubt, was entirely ready and willing to go.
His death marks the passing of one of the most robust young men who ever went out from Macon County into the busy world. He was a picture of health and went west to win fame and fortune, and was going up rapidly, being one of the most prominent officers of a large irrigation corporation in Oregon, when he contracted the dread disease. Realizing that his strength was slowly but surely ebbing away, he came back to the old home a year ago and at last sank, weary and suffering, into the sheltering arms of his Maker. He was a son of the late lamented Thomas H. English and and his wife, Eliza Virginia [Higgins] English and was unmarried. He left a mother and several brothers and sisters, and a large circle of friends. His remains were interred Sunday afternoon in the old family cemetery near his home.
[Note:Henry S. English - Born December 17, 1868 - Died August 28, 1910 is buried in the English Family Cemetery.]


Sampson Samuel English

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. July 4, 1919
DIED IN SUMTER COUNTY - Marshal J. Thomas English left Tuesday evening for Sumter County on account of the death there of his brother, Mr. Sam S. English, which occurred Tuesday afternoon. The deceased had been suffering from a severe attack of erysipelas, which was the cause of death.
Mr. English was a most highly resteemed citizen, and had many relatives and friends in this community.
Interment took place in the Family Burying Ground in this county Wednesday morning, many friends and relatives being present on the sad occasion.
A wife and four children survive.
[Note: S. S. English - Born July 22, 1866 - Died July 1, 1919 WOW is buried in the English Family Cemetery.]
[Note: According to the "Macon County Life" Sampson Samuel English married Minnie Julia Kitchens b.May 19, 1870 in Macon Co., d. April 7, 1968, buried Oak Grove Cemetery in Americus, Ga. Their 6 children were: [1]Mattie English [12-22-1894 - 11-11-1900] Buried English Family Cem.[2]Edwin Kitchens English [1896 - 1956] Oak Grove Cem. Americus, Ga. [3] Jasper English [1898 - 1901] English Family Cem.[4] Jessie English [1900 - 1940] Oak Grove Cem. [5] Robert Terrell English [1902 - 1941]lived in Leesburg, Fla. [6] Mary Allie English [1904 - ] lived in Leesburg, Fla.


Sampson Samuel English

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. July 4, 1919
DIED IN SUMTER COUNTY - Marshal J. Thomas English left Tuesday evening for Sumter County on account of the death there of his brother, Mr. Sam S. English, which occurred Tuesday afternoon. The deceased had been suffering from a severe attack of erysipelas, which was the cause of death.
Mr. English was a most highly resteemed citizen, and had many relatives and friends in this community.
Interment took place in the Family Burying Ground in this county Wednesday morning, many friends and relatives being present on the sad occasion.
A wife and four children survive.
[Note: S. S. English - Born July 22, 1866 - Died July 1, 1919 WOW is buried in the English Family Cemetery.]
[Note: According to the "Macon County Life" Sampson Samuel English married Minnie Julia Kitchens b.May 19, 1870 in Macon Co., d. April 7, 1968, buried Oak Grove Cemetery in Americus, Ga. Their 6 children were: [1]Mattie English [12-22-1894 - 11-11-1900] Buried English Family Cem.[2]Edwin Kitchens English [1896 - 1956] Oak Grove Cem. Americus, Ga. [3] Jasper English [1898 - 1901] English Family Cem.[4] Jessie English [1900 - 1940] Oak Grove Cem. [5] Robert Terrell English [1902 - 1941]lived in Leesburg, Fla. [6] Mary Allie English [1904 - ] lived in Leesburg, Fla.


Corrections to Sampson Samuel English's

The Dec 18 posting of Sampson Samuel English's Obituary contained notes from "Macon County Life" on Sampson's family members. Some of these facts differ from information I have seen elsewhere. The differences are given below. Would appreciate others reviewing their data and commenting so we can clarify any differences.

1). Sampson's wife's middle name is given as "Julia". The city of Americus' cemetery record shows it to have been "Laura".

2). His wife was noted to have been born May 19, 1870 in Macon Co.,GA. My notes have Jan 19, 1869 in Dawson, Terrell Co.,GA.

3). Jessie English's death date given as 1940. Americus' cemetery records have Jesse English Bell death/burial to have been Jan 6, 1999. Also, Americus cemetery records have Jesse buried next to her husband, Joseph C. Bell.

4). Mary Allie English (b.1904) middle name is Alice in my notes.

Please comment so we can resolve these slight differences in our ENGLISH history.


"Little" Alice English Obituary

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 7, 1935
From: "Englishville Paragraphs" - Mr. and Mrs. C. M. English was called to the death bed of little Alice English, baby daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. K. English, Monday, whose death occurred at her home Sunday afternoon at four o'clock at Americus.


Mathew English Obituary

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. June 6, 1913
A GOOD MAN GONE - Mr. Mathew English died at his home in Englishville on Thursday, May 22nd, and was buried on Friday, May 23rd, in the English Cemetery.
He was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and a conscientious Christian gentleman.
He was 83 years of age, and had served Macon County as a commissioner for thirty-two years, and during all these years was never absent from a single meeting.
He was an honest straight-forward citizen, a good neighbor and a devoted husband and father.
In his death, the county has lost one of its best and most influential citizens.
[Note: Mathew English - Born January 13, 1829 - Died May 22, 1913 CSA, is buried in the English Family Cemetery located in a field, surrounded by large cedar trees on Co. Rd. 271, south side of State Hwy 26, south west of Oglethorpe,Ga.]

 


"Little" John Daniel English Death Notice

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. June 5, 1914
"LOCAL NEWS" - Little John Daniel, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Mack English, formerly of this place, but now residing near Jeffersonville, Ga., died Saturday night, May 30th from the effects of a fall he received several days ago, and the little body was brought here Sunday and laid to rest in the Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Rev. C. A. Phillips of Plains, conducted the funeral services.
[Note: John D. English [Daniel] No Dates [Born ? - Died June 1914] is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery.


"Little" Dan Matthew English Obituary

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. June 25, 1915
DEATH OF A LITTLE ONE - Dan, the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Richard English, passed away Monday morning, after a four weeks illness from Gastritus at his home on Marietta St., Atlanta, Ga.
The little fellow was idolized by his parents and was a favorite in the community. All there is left to do is bow submissively, though with broken hearts, and try to feel that it was for the best.
The remains were brought to Oglethorpe Tuesday afternoon and laid to rest in the city cemetery.
The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community.
[Note: Dan Matthew English - Born April 22, 1913 - Died June 21, 1915 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his parents: Nettie Underwood English -Nov. 1, 1880 - Oct. 20, 1972 & Jasper Richard English Co. H. 3rd Ga. Inf. WWI - Born June 15, 1879 - Dec. 19 1933] See his OBIT


"Little" Dan Matthew English Obituary

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. June 25, 1915
DEATH OF A LITTLE ONE - Dan, the two year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper Richard English, passed away Monday morning, after a four weeks illness from Gastritus at his home on Marietta St., Atlanta, Ga.
The little fellow was idolized by his parents and was a favorite in the community. All there is left to do is bow submissively, though with broken hearts, and try to feel that it was for the best.
The remains were brought to Oglethorpe Tuesday afternoon and laid to rest in the city cemetery.
The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire community.
[Note: Dan Matthew English - Born April 22, 1913 - Died June 21, 1915 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his parents: Nettie Underwood English -Nov. 1, 1880 - Oct. 20, 1972 & Jasper Richard English Co. H. 3rd Ga. Inf. WWI - Born June 15, 1879 - Dec. 19 1933] See his OBIT


Miss Bethia Moody English

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 4, 1969
FINAL RITES HELD FOR MISS ENGLISH - Funeral services for Miss Bethia English, 60, who died Sunday, were held at 11 o'clock am Monday from the Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. John Zeigler and the Elder George Riley Hunt officiated and burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were A. J. Allman, Glenn Chase, Glenn Lee Chase, Elsa Woodall, Olin Smith and Merlan Williams.
Miss English was a lifelong resident of Macon County and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include three brothers, Hill Derrick English, Ferrell Matthew English and Sidney Richard English, all of Oglethorpe; two sisters, Mrs. William [Emily Mildred English] Bentley of Roberta and Mrs. Robert [Ester Blanche English] Brand of Byromville; and three nephews.[Not named]
[Note: Bethia Moody English - Born January 8, 1909 - Died August 31, 1969 is buried in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.


Bethia Moody ENGLISH

Cemeteries of Macon County, Georgia, 1836-1994" shows the following graves in the Oglethorpe City Cemetery:

Bethia Moody ENGLISH, 1847 - 1933
...[married to Mathew H. ENGLISH, her third husband].

Henry Clay HILL, 14 May 1843 - killed 24 March 1874 ....[Second Husband]

Charlie Joe, infant son of C. H. & M. B. KELSOE, 10 March 1870 - 31 January 1871

Charles Henry KELSOE, 17 October 1844 - 10 October 1872 ..[First Husband]

These graves are only separated from each other by two other graves (those of an earlier Whitnall B. HILL and his wife, Mary J. E. HILL, obviously related to Henry Clay HILL, possibly his parents or other close relatives).

Hope the above helps clarify your question about Bethia MOODY.

Do you have the birth, death and marriage dates and places for Josiah HILL and Sarah Jane UNDERWOOD??


Arris Newton English

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. February 28, 1930

ARRIS NEWTON ENGLISH

Last Rites for Mr. A. N. English Thursday.
Citizens of Oglethorpe and this entire section paid final tribute to Mr. A. N. English, who died at his residence seven miles out from Oglethorpe at four o'clock Wednesday P.M. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon at Mt. Zion Church conducted by Rev. D. L. Heglar and was attended by friends and acquaintances from all sections. Mr. English was 66 years of age, and had long been recognized as one of this community's leading citizens, being one of it's largest planters and also one of it's best business men, he having served as President of the Bank of Oglethorpe, County Tax Assessor, and in many other capacities. Much More -
The end, while not entirely unexpected, came suddenly, as it was thought that his condition was unchanged from what it had been for several weeks, and it was while a young lady friend, who had dropped in to see him, was playing and singing for him , at his request, the song "Lord I'm Coming Home" that he peacefully dropped out, and this song was again rendered by a mixed quartette at the grave services.
In addition to the grief stricken widow, who before her marriage was, Miss Lydia Kleckley, he is survived by one daughter, Miss Willie Ruth English; one sister, Mrs. Etta Royals of Ellaville and three brothers, Mr. W. L. English of Ellaville and Mr. Russell English and Mr. Eiley English, both of this county.

[Note: Arris Newton English [12-23-1861 - 2-26-1930] married Mary Lydia Kleckley January 18, 1896 - is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside his wife, Mary Lydia Kleckley [9-21-1872 - 1-28-1943] Obit


Mrs. R. L. [Lillian Smith Peacock]English

The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian
Merged Oct. 1, 1931 March 1, 1934
MRS. BUTLER TELLS OF FATAL AUTO ACCIDENT
Oglethorpe, Ga. - March 1 - Two weeks ago the body of Mrs. R. L. English was brought here from Homestead, Fla., where she lost her life in an automobile accident.
A harsh rattling noise under the right front of the car following brief difficulty in keeping the car on the concrete portion of the roadway was the only warning given of the automobile upset Saturday afternoon which claimed the life of Mrs. R. L. English , a visitor of a week from Oglethorpe, Ga. and and injured the three other occupants of the car. Mrs. C. E. Butler who was driving, said yesterday.
A long explanation - not copied.
Mrs. English, a sister-in-law of Mrs. Butler and J. W. English of Homestead, never regained copnsciousness. She suffered several broken ribs and a punctured lung.
The body of Mrs. English was shipped to Oglethorpe, Ga. Saturday night by Turner Funeral Home. It was accompanied by J.W.English.
[Note: Lilliam English Born July 27, 1871 Died February 9, 1934 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside her second husband Robert L. English [1868-1937] [Note: Lillian Smith married S.J.A.Peacock 1891 then Mrs. Lillian Peacock married R.L. English 1895]


Death Notice of Children of Mr. & Mrs. J. T. English

The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian
Merged Oct. 1, 1931 November 8, 1934
DROWNED CHILD'S BODY IS LOCATED
Forsyth, Ga. - Nov. 7 - A message was received last night by Mr. and Mrs. J. T. English from the coroner at St. Simons that the skeleton of a small child, believed to be Lawton, the younger of the two English boys lost the latter part of July, had been found on an island about 10 miles below St. Simons.
The two little English boys, James 10, and Lawton, 8, playing on the beach, were drowned late in July and though desperate search was made, neither of the bodies was recovered. A missing tooth and the general form of the small skeleton found on Sunday leaves little doubt that this was Lawton. W. M. Tribble left at once with J. T. English, father of the child, for St. Simons to make further identification.


Trustin Phillips and Marinda Phillips joined Union Church Macon Co., Ga. December 3, 1855 and was baptized by Elder Sampson English.

Trustin Phillips died September 13, 1857
Marinda Phillips died September 27, 1857

Recorded in church minutes.

This is now Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church Macon Co., Ga.


Tribute to Elder and Mrs. S. J. English

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. October 27, 1916
DEATH OF ELDER AND MRS. S. J. ENGLISH
Dear Citizen: Will you please allow me space in your valuable paper for a few words concerning the Old Soldiers of the Gospel this late day. They have been dead for some time, but are still fresh in our memory. They are dead and gone, but they still live in the hearts of all lovers of Gospel Truth. While we miss their company and council, we enjoy the thought and hope that they are at rest with Christ. The wife was faithful and true to her convictions, was a good wife, mother and neighbor.
Elder S. J. English, no doubt a called preacher, whose calling was of God, and in his service of the churches as a preacher he had no superior. Some might ask, why not say something of the bad things of life. If we undertake that, we would have to expose mankind generally, and the world could not contain the books that could be written of man's vileness.
Much more- not copied.
He began preaching quite young. He died in his 62nd year, and his wife passed away in her 67th year.
[Note: Elder Samuel J. English died on July 4, 1916 and his wife, Mornen Maxie Peachco English died, just 26 days later on July 30, 1916.]
 


Mrs. R. S. (Mary Elizabeth Cheves)English Obituary

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

MRS. R. S. ENGLISH
A most horrible tragedy occurred in our town Saturday afternoon, when the clothing of Mrs. R. S. English caught fire from an open grate and before help could reach her, she was so burned about the lower part of her body that she lived only about twenty-four hours.
Everything was done for her that could be done but medical skill availed nothing, and the end came peaceably about two o'clock Sunday afternoon.
She is survived by her Husband, Mr. R. S. English, one daughter, Mrs. George Moss of Persia, Iowa; and five sons, Matchet English of Quitman; Wallace English of Macon; Paul English of Ideal; John English or Cordele; and Robert English of Chipley, Fla. to whom the entire community extends their sympathy in this great bereavement.
The funeral was conducted by Rev. H. F. Jelks and interment was in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
[Note: Mary Elizabeth Cheves, wife of R. S. English, Sr.
Born: June 22, 1857 Died January 17, 1926]


Mrs. Allen William [Martha Elmira Daniel] English Obituary


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Jan.25,1940
MRS. A. W. ENGLISH, 85, DIES IN DAWSON
Dawson - Jan. 21, - Mrs. A. W. English, 85, died at her home in Dawson, Ga. today after a long illness.
She was born in Worth County, Jan. 1, 1855, the daughter of James Frederick Daniel and Janie Shiver Daniel.
She was married Jan. 10, 1880, to Allen W. English of Macon County. They moved to Dawson in 1910. She was a Baptist.
Survivors are, daughters: Mrs. Iva Muriel Lewis, Mrs. Janie Lewis of Dawson; Mrs. W. S. Wright of Ocala, Fla; Mrs. Mary McLendon of Scranton, Pa.; Mrs. Bettie Wager of Atlanta; two sons, William Ffranklin English and Daniel Frederick English of Dawson; 19 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at the home, Monday, 10 o'clock. Interment will be in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Dawson.


Mrs. W. M. [Daisy Elmore] English Obituary

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. DAISY ELMORE ENGLISH HELD MONDAY.
Funeral services were held from the St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Oglethorpe, Monday morning, December 30, at 11 o'clock for Mrs. Daisy Elmore English of Quitman, who died at a hospital there Saturday afternoon.
Born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Rev. J. S. Elmore and Isabelle M. Ganann, both natives of this county, Mrs. English spent a great many years here, moving to Quitman thirty-four years ago. She was a member of the Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe, Quitman Chapter U.D.C. and Order of the Eastern Star. She was married to William M. English who survives her.
Other survivors include: one son, George E. English of Marietta; two sisters, Mrs. T. C. Powers and Mrs. C. T. Harden, both of Oglethorpe; one brother, E. E. Elmore of Atlanta; and three grandchildren.
The Rev. John D. Zeigler conducted the services, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Kaiser of Quitman and the Rev. D. L. Haigler of Brunswick.
Burial was in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
[Note: Daisy Elmore, wife of Wm. M.English - Born January 25, 1879 - Died December 28, 1946 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside two children: Helen, daughter of Daisy Elmore & Wm. M. English [1919-1932] & Infant daughter of William M. & Daisy Elmore English [7-29-1909]


Mrs. Mack [Mattie Kleckley] EnglishObituary

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 4, 1948
MRS. MATTIE ENGLISH PASSES AT LOCAL HOSPITAL, THURSDAY.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie English, life-long resident of Oglethorpe, who died at the Riverside Sanatorium, Thursday, October 28, were held Friday afternoon. Graveside services were conducted at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church by the Rev. John D. Zeigler.
Born January 31. 1874 in Macon County, the daughter of the late John L. and Carolyn Daniel Kleckley, Mrs. English was seventy-four years of age. She was the wife of the late Mack English.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Richard Forrester of Raleigh, N. C., Mrs. Henry Johnson and Mrs. Charles Everett, both of Oglethorpe; one son, Henry B. English of Oglethorpe; and three grandchildren.
[Note: Mattie K. English [1874 - 1948] is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside her husband, Mack English [1870 - 1929]


Mrs. Joel Wenil [Permelia Petrona Edge] English Obituary

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. April 2, 1909
Found in: Personal Mention Column - Mrs. Amelia [Permelia] English, wife of Joel W. English, died Saturday at her home at Andersonville, after a lingering illness. She was a good woman, esteemed and loved by all. She was a devoted wife and mother, and for thirty years a faithful member of the Primitive Baptist Church. She left a husband and five children, all grown to manhood and womanhood, to each of whom the sympathy of a host of friends goes out.
The funeral occurred Sunday at Andersonville in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends.
[Note: I do not find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" but I do find two infants graves in the English Family Cemetery, Evaline & Ida, both infant daughters of Joel W. English. - Also in the 1900 Macon Co., Ga. Census I find: Joel Wenil English 55, Permelia English wife, 55, James W. English, son 24, Annie R. English, dau. 21 & Ada English, dau. 19.]
[Note: In MACON COUNTY LIFE, I find Joel Wenil English b. 1-6-1845 - d 9-17-1914 buried in Andersonville Cem. m. Permelia Petrona Edge b. 10-14-1844 d. 3-27-1909 buried in Andersonville Cem. the dau. of Simpson Edge & Evaline Penn Edge.]


Mrs. Robert H. [Vashti Martin ] English Obituary

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. April 18, 1919
MRS. VASHTI ENGLISH - Mrs. Vashti English, widow of Robert H. English, died at her home in the English settlement Wednesday. Mrs. English was ninety years old and probably the oldest resident of Macon County.
[Note: Vashti English - Born July 12, 1827 - Died April 18, 1919 is buried in the English Family Cemetery beside her husband, Robert H. English [March 10, 1817 - Dec. 15, 1883] CSA


Joel Edge

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. October 3, 1919
MURDER IN AMERICUS - Mr. Joe K. English went to Americus last Friday to see what was being done in regard to the murder the previous day of his cousin, Mr. Joel Edge, one of the best known citizens of Sumter County.
The death of Mr. Edge was shocking and mysterious. The body of Mr. Edge was found on the side of the road near his home, about five miles from Americus, with the skull crushed. From the evidence at hand, it would seem Mr. Edge was murdered while in Americus late Wednesday night and the body then placed in the dead man's buggy, his horse put in the road to his late home, and started off.
The body remained in the buggy until almost at home, when it fell out where found by neighbors the next morning.
The case is apparently still shrouded in mystery. The dead man was unmarried, though he had many relatives and friends in Oglethorpe and Macon County, and prominent in secret order circles in this section.
A negro woman has been arrested, charged with the crime.


Mrs. Sam Joe [Mittie Smith] English, Sr.

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. February 8, 1929
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. SAM JOE ENGLISH - Funeral services for Mrs. Sam J. English, 40, who died at her residence, a few miles out from Oglethorpe, early Sunday morning, February 3rd, were held at Red Hill Cemetery on Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. M. Woodward of Hawkinsville, who had been Mrs. Englishs' pastor. Mrs. English, was reared in the community in which she died, had always been a resident of Macon County, although she had been ill for the past few months, her death came as a shock to her relatives and hundreds of friends, as it was not known that her condition for the past few days, was any more critical than it had been for some little time.
Mrs. English, who before her marriage, was Miss Mittie Smith, numbered her friends by her acquaintances, always took a leading part in all work for the betterment of her community and her death has cast a gloom over the entire section of the county in which she had resided from childhood.
Surviving , in addition to her husband and twelve children, are her father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Smith; one brother, Mr. J. S. Smith; three sisters, Mrs. Lester Johnson, Mrs. Morgan Williams and Miss Lois Smith, all of Macon County, with the exception of Miss Lois Smith, who resides at Plant City, Fla.
[Note: Mittie Smith English - Born 1889 - Died 2-3-1929 is buried in Red Hill Cemetery beside her husband, Sam Joe English, Sr. [1883 - 1965]
[In the 1920 Macon Co., Ga. census there are 6 children: Mary English 12, Tom M. English 10, Minnie English 8, Katherine English 6, Jasper David 3, & John Uriel 1. Other 6 unknown to me.


Mrs. George A. [Alma Pearl English] Moss

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. April 18, 1930

MRS. GEORGE A. [Alma Pearl English] MOSS

Funeral Services For Mrs. Moss, Monday.
Funeral services for Mrs. George Moss, 50, who died suddenly at her residence at Havana, Florida, Saturday night, were held a t the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY here at eleven o'clock Monday morning, conducted by Rev. J. A. Summer, who was assisted by Rev. D. L. Heglar. Mrs. Moss, before her marriage was Miss Alma English. She was born and reared in this community, while up until a short time ago she resided at Persia, Iowa, to which point she moved with her husband immediately after her marriage some twelve or fifteen years ago, and had only been back in the South a very few months. Mrs. Moss was a quiet unassuming woman, with a sweet disposition and in addition to hundreds of friends, has a number of relatives in this section, many of whom were present at the funeral services.
She is survived by her husband, who at present, resides at Havana, her father, Mr. R. S. English, of the same city and five brothers, Mr. W. M. English of Quitman; Mr. W. J. English of Macon; Mr. J. E. English of Cordele, Mrs. P. H. S. English of Waycross and Mr. Robert English, Jr. of Havana.

[Note: Alma Pearl English, wife of George A. Moss [November 15, 1879 - April 12, 1930] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery besde her parents: Mary Elizabeth Cheves, wife of R. S. English [1857 - 1926] Obit & R. S. English, Sr. [1856 - 1933] Obit.


Mrs. J. S. [Isabel Ganann] Elmore

The Macon County Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.
June 27, 1924 MRS. J. S. ELMORE DEAD
It is with great sorrow that we chronicle the death of Mrs. J. S. Elmore, who died early Sunday morning at the Plains Sanitarium. She had a fall a short time ago and while painful, was not thought at the time to be at all serious, but complications set in and she was carried to the Hospital at Plains Friday morning where everything that was possible was done for her, but to no avail.
She was before marriage to Rev. J. S. Elmore, on Dec. 21st 1876, Miss Isabella M. Gnann of Effingham County, where she was born on June 2nd, 1848. She went to Senoia as a bride, where her husband was then pastor of the Lutheran Church. Soon after they moved to this section of the country, where he served several of the churches and was also Ordinary of our county for a number of years, til his death on January 12th,1911.
Mrs. Elmore leaves four daughters as follows: Miss Fannie Elmore, Mrs. Matchett English of Quitman; Mrs. Mary Bell Powers and Mrs. C. T. Harden and two sons, Messrs E. E. Elmore of Atlanta and C. D. Elmore of Augusta and a host of friends to mourn her loss.
She was laid to rest by the side of her husband in the Oglethorpe Cemetery, Monday afternoon in the presence of a large gathering of friends and relatives. Rev. Chas a. Phillips, pastor of the Lutheran Church conducted the services.


Mrs. Genevieve Underwood

The Macon County Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.
January 9, 1925 - DEATH OF MRS. UNDERWOOD
Late Monday afternoon Mrs. Genevieve Underwood passed from this world of suffering into the Great Beyond. She died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. B. W. Webb, a few miles out of town. She has been in bad health for several years and her advanced age added to her disease causing medical skill to be of no avail.
She is survived by four daughters; Mrs. B. W. Webb, Mrs. E. Atwater, Mrs. Rich English and Mrs. Mask of Pelham and two sons, Messrs Simeon Underwood and Mills Underwood of Pelham, besides numerous grandchildren. She was laid to rest in Red Hill Cemetery Tuesday afternoon in the presence of many sorrowing relatives and friends.
[Note: There is NOT a marked grave in Red Hill Cemetery for Mrs. Genevieve Underwood BUT there is a John A. Underwood CSA with a number of unmarked graves near his.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 8, 1975

ART E. ELLIS

Ft. Valley - Services for Art E. Ellis, 70, who died Wednesday from injuries sustained in an automobile accident near Fort Valley, were held at 3 pm Friday in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY in Oglethorpe.
Mr. Ellis, a native of Schley County, was a retired automobile dealer and a member of the Fort Valley United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Inez W. Ellis of Fort Valley; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Williams of Warner Robins, and Mrs. Sarah Lawhorn of Perry; two sisters, Mrs. Clay Williams of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Annie Larkin of Columbus; a brother, Robert Ellis of Oglethorpe; and seven grandchildren.
Rooks Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Art E. Ellis - Born May 25, 1904 - Died January 8, 1975 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery ]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 9, 1972

OLIN FLOYD ENGLISH

Olin Floyd English of Andersonville died March 2, in a local hospital after a short illness. He was 71 years of age. Funeral services were at 3 PM Saturday, March 4, at the Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church with burial in the MT. ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH CEMETERY. Elder J. W. Hartley conducted the services and the following served as pallbearers: Clifford Deriso, Calvin Owens, Merian Williams, Emory English, Jimmy Bone, Ferrell English, Virgil Barfield and Melvin Pierce.
Mr. English was a lifelong resident of Macon County. A retired civil service employee at Robins AFB, he was a member of Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge 65.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Elizabeth English of Andersonville; two sons, Floyd English of Andersonville and Curtis Ray English of Ellaville; a daughter, Mrs. Danny Arthur of Andersonville; a sister, Mrs. Idolene Owens of Americus and three grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Olin Floyd English - Born January 2, 1901 - Died March 2, 1972 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery between 6 UNMARKED ADULT GRAVE on one side and 2 UNMARKED ADULT GRAVES on the other side then Kate Edge English [No Dates] & Wylie English [No Dates] This could be a clue to some family member as to the unmarked graves. PLEASE RESPOND.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 30, 1972

WILLIAM JARRETT EDWARDS

William Jarrett Edwards, 64, of Marshallville died Sunday at his home. Graveside services were held Tuesday at 3:30 PM in EVERGREEN CEMETERY. [Does not give the town, probably Jackson or possibly Evergreen in Macon]
Mr. Edwards was a native of Jackson and was retired from the Blue Bird Body Co.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Louise Murphy Edwards; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas Borum of Ft. Valley and Mrs. Betty Ruth Moore of Atlanta; two sons, Donnie Edwards of Dalton and William J. Edwards, Jr. of Huntsville, Ala.; three sisters, Mrs. Robert Durden, Mrs. R. L. Hancock and Mrs. J. W. Beasley, all of Macon; two brothers, Hartness Edweards of Macon and Talmadge Edwards of Dry Branch.
Rooks Funeral Home was in charge.
 


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 6, 1986

MRS. MARVIN [Dorothy Morse] EDWARDS

Graveside services for Mrs. Dorothy Morse Edwards, 68, of Montezuma, were held at 11 AM Monday, August 4, 1986 in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. The Rev. Grable Page officiated.
Mrs. Edwards died Saturday, August 2, in Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus. She was born in Dooly County, a daughter of the late A. J. Morse and Corine Shirah Morse. She had resided in Macon County since 1931 and was a retired beautician. Mrs. Edwards was a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church.
Survivors are her husband, Marvin Edwards, a brother, Tracy Morse of Montezuma, a sister, Mrs. Cornell Hamilton of Tallahassee, Florida and five grandchildren, Roylynn C. Bielby of Tallahassee, Fla., Dorothy E. Bielby of Montezuma, John E. Whitten of Danville, Va., Mary T. Whitten of Greenvielle, S. C. and Valerie J. Whitten of Danville, Va.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Dorothy Morse Edwards - Born November 13, 1917 - Died August 2, 1986 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside Peggy Jaon Hampton Bielby Whitten [ 7-16-1940 - 2-26-1978] See her Obit.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 4, 1958

MISS NANNIE LOU EDWARDS

Funeral Services Held Saturday For Miss Nannie Lou Edwards.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the County Line Baptist Church for Miss Nannie Lou Edwards, 74, of Route 3, Ellaville, Ga. who died Friday morning at her residence following a lengthy illness.
The Rev. H. H. Gregory, County Line Baptist pastor, officiated and interment was in MT. VERNON CEMETERY in Macon County.
Survivors include a brother, W. L. Edwards of Ellaville; nephew,G. S. Edwards of Ellaville; two nieces, Mrs. E. M. Allen of Americus and Mrs. P. J. McMickle of Richland.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Nannie Lou Edwards - Born August 28, 1884 - Died November 28, 1958 is buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetery]
 


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 22, 1959

JOSEPH LEE EDWARDS

Joseph L. Edwards Passes In Atlanta.
Joseph Lee Edwards of Atlanta died in a private hospital there Saturday.
Mr. Edwards was born in Cuthbert and was reared in Marshallville, moving to Atlanta in 1895. He had been associated with the A. B. and C. Railroad, the Southern Railway and the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, retiring in 1957 after more than 60 years service.
Surviving are his wife [not named], a son, Joseph Lee Edwards, Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. W. C. Lovett and Miss Kate Edwards.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Monday in the chapel of Spring Hill in Atlanta. Dr. Eugene T. Drinkard officiated and burial was in MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY AT 2 P.M. Monday.

[Note: Joseph Lee Edwards, son of Joseph Asbury & Emma Miller Edwards Born November 11, 1870 Died January 17, 1959 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside his wife, Augusta Derarborn Edwards, wife of Joseph Lee Edwards [9-28-1896 - June 18, 1984]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 25, 1959

WILLIAM FRED EDWARDS, SR.

Funeral Services For Mr. William Fred Edwards, 91.
Funeral services for Mrs. William Fred Edwards, 91, of Oglethorpe, Georgia, were held at 4:00 p.m. Thursday, April 19, 1990 in Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church. Mr. Edwards died Sunday, April 15, in the Oaks Nursing Home. Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY and the Rev. John Sims officiated.
A native of Fulton County, Mr. Edwards lived in Macon county most of his life. He was a member of Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church, retired from Warner Robins Air Force Base and the husband of the late Willie Mae Bryan Edwards. He was a veteran of World War 1 and a member and present Commander of the Rawls Hogg V.F.W. Post.
Survivors are his daughter, Miss Bessie Edwards of Oglethorpe; two sons, William Fred Edwards, Jr.
and Robert Samuel Edwards, both of Nederland, Texas; three brothers, Paul Edwards of Pittsburgh, Pa., Julian Edwards and Bob Edwards, both of Miami, Fla.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers - No- Copied. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Fred Edwards, Sr. - Born September 19, 1898 - April 15, 1990 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Willie Mae Edwards [April 4, 1898 - Aug. 17, 1982]
 


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 2, 1961

WILLIAM JACOB ELLIS

W. J. Ellis, 76, Passes Suddenly; Rites Held February 18th.
William Jacob Ellis, 76 year old resident of Oglethorpe, died Suddenly Thursday night, February 16, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Mathis.
He was a retired farmer and had resided in Macon County since 1918.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Robert Mathis of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Joe Brescia of New York City; two sons, Marvin Ellis of Jacksonville, Fla., and Harvey C. Ellis of Oglethorpe; five sisters, Mrs. Clay Williams and Mrs. John Robinson of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Sallie Souter of Ellaville, Mrs. Annie Larkin of Columbus and Mrs. Foy Oliver of Americus, three brothers, Art Ellis and Robert Ellis of Oglethorpe and Rufus Ellis of Ellaville; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon, February 18, at Oglethorpe Luitheran Church with Rev. W. H. Martin officiating. Interment was in MT. ZION LUTHERAN CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Honorary pallbearers - Not Copied.
Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: William Jacob Ellis - Born November 14, 1884 - Died February 16, 1961 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside his wife, Sally Coogle Ellis [5-14-1890 - 9-18-1929] See her obit.
 

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 18, 1962

MATTHEW HILL ENGLISH, JR.

Funeral Services For M. H. English, 85, Held Monday.
Funeral services for Matthew Hill English, 85, were held Monday in the chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home in Montezuma, with Elder George Riley Hunt and Rev. John D. Zeigler officiating. Burial followed in the the OGLETHORPE CITY CEMETERY.
Active pallbearers were A. J. Allmon, Glen Lee Chase, A. B. Robinson, Jr. Harvey Ellis, Merian Williams, Luther Turner, Elton Chapman and W. M. Parker.
Honorary pallbearers were Jody Holloway, O. E. Smith, Glen Chase, Julian Webb, John F. Williams, F. E. Bentley, Roy Mathews, Elza Woodall, T. L. Coogle, R. L. Wiggins, Harvey Mathis, T. C. Braselton and S. C. Haddock.
Mr. English died unexpectedly Saturday enroute to the Americus-Sumter County Hospital in Americus. A retired farmer, Mr. English was a life long resident of Macon County.
Survivors include four daughters, Miss Pauline English and Miss Bethea English, both of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Robert Brand of Byromville and Mrs. William Bentley of Roberta; three sons, Derrick English, Sidrich English and Ferrell English, all of Oglethorpe; one brother, Sam Joe English of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. Dan Kleckley of Oglethorpe; and three grandchildren.

[Note: Matthew Hill English [Jr.] - Born August 9, 1876 - Died January 13, 1962 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Mary E. Finch English, wife of M.H.English [10-6-1883 - 7-16-1945]
 

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Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 22, 1932

MRS.  EDWIN  GLOVER  [Mary Glover]  OGBURN  ENGLISH

Mrs. E. G. English Passes Away
Reynolds, Ga. Dec. 21. The death of Mrs. E. G. English, of Reynolds, was a shock to the whole of Reynolds, Taylor County and adjoining counties Tuesday afternoon.  This venerable lady would have been eighty years of age next January 7th and her death is a source of grief to a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.
  Mrs. English was the daughter of Elder J. P. Glover, a Primitive Baptist minister of note, and Matilda Vinson Glover.
  Mrs. English having been married twice, her first husband was J. L. Ogburn who died in 1884 while her second husband was the late Capt. E. G. English.
  Mrs. English had been ill of the infirmities of old age with influenza complications. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. O. E. English of Portland, Oregon and Miss Melissa Ogburn, principal of Butler High School, of Reynolds.
  Services at the home Wednesday and interment at GLOVER'S CEMETERY.
 


Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  June 4, 1942

MRS.  W.  H.  EMERSON

Mrs. W. H. Emerson Dies At Butler
  Mrs. W. H. Emerson, 67, died in Butler Thursday following a two weeks siege of pneumonia. Funeral services were conducted in the Little Bethel Church, with interment in the LITTLE BETHEL CEMETERY.  The Rev. M. J. Wood officiated, assisted by the Rev. H. L. Lumpkin.
  Pallbearers included Floyd Raburn, Clyde Raburn, E. C. Raburn, Jr., Bill Halley and W. H. Mott.  Honorary pallbearers included the Rev. Lumpkin, C. H. Moore, F. J. Gilbert, the Rev. E. H. Dunn and the Rev. W. H. Lawhorn.
  Survivors include her husband, the Rev. W. H. Emerson; three daughters, Miss Bessie Emerson, Mrs. Mary L. Stalnaker and Mrs. O. M. Williams; five grandchildren; a brother B. L. Raburn and a sister, Mrs. Stella Lawhorn.

[Note:Mrs. Lula Emerson, wife of W. H. Emerson [8-3-1874 - May 28, 1942] is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery beside her husband, Elder W. H. Emerson [March 26, 1876 - Aug. 16, 1948]
[Note: In Macon Co., Ga. Marriage Book "D" I find: William H. Emerson m'd Sarah D. Raburn Nov. 17, 1895 by W. M. Jones, JP]
 


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga.  September 20, 1929

MRS. WILLIAM JACOB [Sallie Coogle]  ELLIS

Funeral Services for Mrs. Ellis Thursday.
Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Coogle Ellis, 39, wife of Mr. W. J. Ellis, who died Wednesday morning at her home, eight miles out from Oglehorpe, were held at MT. ZION LUTHERAN CEMETERY Thursday morning, conducted by her Pastor, Rev. D. L. Heglar, Mrs. Ellis had been suffering from an incurable disease for the past two years. She spent six months at Alto and returned home, some few months ago, in an improved condition, while the improvement was of short duration, and she has gradually been going down for the past six months. She was a woman of splendid qualities, and numbered her friends by her acquaintances.  As long as her health would permit she took an active part in all civic affairs of her community, and was one of the leaders in the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, of which she was a member.
  Surviving, in addition to her husband, are four children [not named], two sons, and two daughters, and two half brothers, Mr. Sam Coogle of Sumter County and Mr. Jno. Coogle, whose present address is unknown.

[Note: According to the 1920 Macon County, Ga. Census one son, Marvin Ellis and two daughters, Fannie & Jessie M. Ellis are listed. Apparently the 4th child [son] was born after 1920. Sallie L. Coogle Ellis [May 14, 1890 - September 18, 1929] is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside her husband, William Jacob Ellis [November 14, 1884 - February 16, 1961]
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 21, 1944

MRS. PAUL [Maude Johnson] EASTERLIN

Mrs. Paul Easterlin, Passes Sunday. [Microfilmed on curve - some words not filmed]

Mrs. Maude Johnson Easterlin, 58, wife of Paul C. Easterlin of Andersonville, died late Sunday at a Montezuma hospital. Mrs. Easterlin suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and was removed to the hospital.

She was a daughter of E. S. and Ella _____ Johnson. Mrs. Easterlin was born January 16, 1886 in _______County. She was a member of Andersonville Baptist Church and was prominent in the life of the community.

Surviving besides the husband, two sons, Lewis F. Easterlin and W. L. Easterlin of Andersonville; two daughters, Mrs. J. C. Wise, Jr. of _____ and Mrs. William M. Steed of Fredericks, Md. six grandchildren, four brothers, Cecil Johnson, ___ford Johnson and E. W. Johnson, all of Oglethorpe, and ___ Johnson of Fitzgerald; and as sister, Mrs. Homer Hughes of ___ville, Ga.

Services were held at the Andersonville Baptist Church with Interment in OAK GROVE CEMETERY in Americus.


Citizens & Georgian - Montzuma, Ga. August 10, 1944

JOSEPH K. ENGLISH

Funeral Services for Former Citizen, in Florida.

Funeral services were held Monday, August 7, 1944 at the Fannin Funeral Home in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. for Joseph K. English, 72, retired merchant and carpenter, who died at the Broward General Hospital, August 5th. Mr. English was born in Macon county and lived here several years but moved to Ft. Lauderdale about twenty years ago. He was a member of F. & A.M. at Oglethorpe.

He is survived by his wife, Minnie, and son, W. D. Brady. He is a nephew to B. E. Robinson of Hollywood, Fla.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 13, 1944

MRS. CHARLIE D. [Mary Anna Elizabeth Tarrer] ETHRIDGE

Funeral Services Held Monday For Mrs. Mary Ethridge.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, July 10, for Mrs. Mary Anna Elizabeth Ethridge, whose death occurred late Sunday, after a long illness at the home of her son, C. L. Ethridge of Oglethorpe.

A native of Macon County, she was the wife of the late C. D. Ethridge and the daughter of the late John L. Tarrer and Nettie Jane Kendricks Tarrer.

She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Julian Webb, Mrs. H. L. Barfield and Mrs. R. D. Hankerson of Oglethorpe, Mrs. B. A. Hand of Ideal and Mrs. J. A. Barnes of Augusta; three sons, T. M. Ethridge and C. L. Ethridge of Oglethorpe and W. A. Ethridge of Augusta; two brothers T. L. Tarrer of Ideral and W. H. Tarrer of Oakfield, and one sister, Mrs. J. U. Williams of Oglethorpe. She was the mother of Mrs. James T. Jones who died in Americus last week.

The services were conducted in the Oglethorpe Methodist Church by the Rev. J. D. McCord, assisted by Rev. John Zeigler and Rev. Whaley and the interment was in the COUNTY LINE CEMETERY.

The Pallbearers & Honorary Escort - Not copied.

[Note: Elizabeth T. Ethridgbe [ March 1, 1873 - July 9, 1944] is buried in County Line Cemetery beside her husband, C. D. Ethridge [November 10, 1869 - December 26, 1923] ]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. Wednesday, July 8, 1992

GEORGE GRIGG ETHRIDGE

Mr. G. G. Etheridge, 82, of 400 North Dooly Street, Montezuma, died on Thursday, July 2, in the Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus, Georgia.
Services were held at 4 PM Saturday, July 4, in the First Baptist Church in Montezuma, with Dr. Randy Gregg officiating. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma.
Mr. Ethridge, born in Sumter County on July 30, 1909, was the son of Thomas Monroe Ethridge and Mary Frank Story Ethridge. He had resided in Macon County for the past 35 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church, a deacon and a former Sunday School teacher and superintendent. He was a retired salesman for Georgia Carolina Oil Co.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Nellie Melton Ethridge of Montezuma, two daughters, Mrs. Barbara E. Morgan of Talbotton, Ga., Mrs. Yvonne E. Woods of Paola, Kansas, a son, G. G. Ethridge, Jr. of Macon, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: George Griff Ethridge - Born - July 30, 1909 - Died - July 2, 1992 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery.]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 28, 1944

JOHN HENRY EUBANKS

Funeral Services Held Tuesday For John Henry Eubanks.

[Microfilmed on the curve of the paper - Hard to read some words]

John Henry Eubanks of Ideal died the afternoon of June 25, at his residence after an illness of several months. Mr. Eubanks was sixty-three years old, having lived in Macon County forty-seven years and a member of the Ideal Methodist Church. He was born in Schley County on May 25, 1882.

Mr. Eubanks is survived by his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Green Eubanks, a daughter, Mrs. T. H. Jolly; one brother, Luther Eubanks of Jacksonville, Fla. and two sisters, Mrs. J. __ner of Lake City, Fla. and Mrs. Will Eaton of Jacksonville, Fla.

The funeral was conducted Tuesday afternoon at four o'clock from the Ideal Methodist Church with Rev. J. D. McCord officiating. Interment was in the IDEAL CEMETERY.

[Note: John H. Eubanks [May 25, 1882 - June 25, 1944] is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his wife, Evelyn G. Eubanks [June 4, 1876 - January 8, 1961]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 30, 1944

MRS. W. C. [Pauline Martin] EWING

Mrs. W. C. Ewing Buried In Florida.

Marshallville, Ga. Mrs. W. C. Ewing died at a Homestead hospital in Homestead, Fla., Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Funeral services were held in Homestead Sunday afternoon.

Mrs. Ewing is the former Miss Pauline Martin. She is survived by her husband and one son, Albert Hinman, of Homestead, three sisters, MRS. W. A. JOLLY of Atlanta; Mrs. S. B. Carter of Ozark, Ala.; and MISS MIRIAM MARTIN of Marshallville. Three brothers, T. J. Martin of Marshallville, W. B. Martin of Macon, and R. F. Martin of Marshallville and Lakeland, Fla.; an aunt, Miss Lula Martin of Marshallville and several nieces and nephews.

 

 

 

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