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George M. Gaines    [d. Nov. 8, 1861 CSA at White Sulpur Springs. Va. ]

Mrs. Hiram T. [Mary Emily McMullen] Gaines    [1828 - 1914]  Oglethorpe Cem.
Hiram T. Gaines, [Jr.]    [d. June 1936] s/o Capt. Hiram T. Gaines
Mrs. Walter Hiram [Rosa Lee Baldwin]  Gaines    [1872 - 1951]  Marshallville Cem.
Corbin Daniel  Gallaher    [1872 - 1911]  Felton Cem.
Mrs. Corbin Daniel [Eva Lou Westbrook] Gallaher    [d. 3-17-1950 in Miami,Fl.] Felton Cem.
Elbert W. Gallaher    [1904 - 1936]  Felton Cem.
Mrs. William [Fannie Ainsworth] Gallaher    [1839 - 1925]  Felto Cem.
Haywood Nerwman Gallaher    [1866 - 1951]  Felton Cem.

 


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

MISS HARRIET D. GALLAHER

Death of Miss Harriet Gallaher Shock to Friends.

The unexpected death of Miss Harriet Gallaher on Sunday afternoon, April 9, brought grief to many hearts. She had been teaching as principal of the Temple High School since September and came home to spend the Easter holidays with her father and sister out at Spalding. She was not well when she came, but her sickness was not regarded as serious until late Saturday. She was the daughter of Mr. H. N. Gallaher and the late Mrs. Hattie Dupree Gallaher and was twenty-four years of age.

Her father and one sister, Miss Frances Gallaher, survive her. The funeral was conducted at the Montezuma Funeral Home on Monday afternoon. The services were conducted by the Rev. Luther Harrell of Cordele and the Rev. George Ray. Interment was in FELTON CEMETERY

Pallbearers - Honorary Escort - Not Copied.

[Note: Harriet D. Gallaher [January 31, 1920 - April 9, 1944] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her fahter, Haywood Newman Gallaher [1866 - 1951] & Mother, Hattie B.[Dupree] Gallaher [1883 - 1943] Both have obits posted on the Macon Co. Web.


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. May 27, 1943

 MRS.  HAYWOOD  NEWMAN  [Hattie Dupree]  GALLAHER

 Services For Mrs. H. N. Gallaher Held On Saturday.

  Mrs. H. N. Gallaher, life-long resident of the Spalding community near Montezuma, died Friday afternoon at a local hospital. She was stricken several months ago and had lain desperately ill for weeks.

  Mrs. Gallaher was born in 1883 and was Miss Hattie Dupree, daughter of James William Dupree and Odella Byrom Dupree, before her marriage to Mr. Gallaher.  Her father was a prominent legal figure of his day, being Solicitor General of the Southwestern Circuit under an appointment by Governor Northern. He also served in the Legislature from macon County for 12 years, serving as president pro-tem of the state senate, and was a presidential elector when Woodorw Wilson was nominated.  Mrs. Gallaher was on of three children.

  Services were held at the Montezuma funeral Home on Saturday afternoon with interment at the FELTON CEMETERY. Officiating were the Rev. B. A. Pafford of the Montezuma Methodist church and the Rev. George m. Ray of the Montezuma Baptist Church.

  Surviving this beloved woman’s death were her husband, H. N. Gallaher, and two daughters, Miss Frances Gallaher and Miss Harriet Gallaher.

  Pallbearers & Honorary pallbearers – Not copied.

[Note: Hattie B. [Dupree] Gallaher [ 2-11-1883 – 5-21-1943] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, Haywood Newman Gallaher [6-13-1866 – 3-3-1951] Obit

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 11, 1945

LEONIDAS B. GARDNER [Picture]

Final Rites Held Monday For Lee B. Gardner.

Final rites were held on Monday afternoon, October 8th for Lee B. Gardner, 74, prominent citizen of Oglethorpe, who died at his residence early Sunday morning. Mr. Gardner had been in declining health for many months.

Born in Macon County on February 1, 1871, the son of the late Sherman Gardner and Cymenthia Davis Gardner, he had made his home here for 43 years. Mr. Gardner, affectionately known to all as "Uncle Lee", was a mail carrier in Oglethorpe for over thirty years retiring from this position September 1, 1933. He later opened a repair shop, which he operated until his sickness.

Mr. Gardner was the brother of the late W. H. Gardner, Clerk of Superior Court, Macon County, and the late Rev. T. C. Gardner, a member of the South Georgia Methodist Conference.

He was an active member of the Oglethorpe Methodist Church, serving this church as a deacon for many years. He was also a member of the Masons and the Woodmen of the world. On February 1, 1943, Mr. Gardner and his wife, who survives him, celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary.

Survivors other than his wife [not named] are two sons, George L. Gardner of Jacksonville, Fla. and W. H. Gardner of Washington, D.C; two grandchildren, Mrs. H. B. Davis of Jacksonville, Fla. and Miss Susanne Gardner of Washington, D.C.; and two great-grandchildren, Becky and Betty Davis of Jacksonville, Ga.

Services were conducted from the Oglethorpe Methodist Church, the Rev. W. W. Whaley officiating, assisted by the Rev. W. R. Rustin and the Rev. John D. Zeigler. Interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pallbearers & Honorary Escort - Not Copied.

[Note: Leonidas B. Gardner [February 2, 1871 - October 7, 1945] is buried in Ogletorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Nannie A. [Hill] Gardner [September 14, 1875 - October 2, 1963] See her obit.


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

 MRS. LEONIDAS B. [Nannie A. Hill] GARDNER

 Funeral services for Mrs. Nannie Hill Gardner, 88, who died Wednesday, October 2, 1963 in a local hospital were held Thursday in the Oglethorpe Methodist Church. The Rev. Lewis Strickland and the Rev. H. H. Sheppard officiated. Burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers and Honorary Escort – Not copied.

 Members of the U. D. C. and W. S. C. S. attended the service in a body.

 Mrs. Gardner was the widow of L. B. Gardner and was the oldest member of the Oglethorpe Methodist church. She was active in the U. D. C. and W. S. C. S. of which she was a life member.

 Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Mattie McMahan of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Carrie Hill of Ellaville; one brother, Gordon Hill of Oroville, Calif.; two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Earl Moore of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. William H. Gardner of Washington, D. C.; two granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

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

 [Note: Nannie A. Gardner – Born September 14, 1875 – Died October 2, 1963 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Leonidas B. Gardner [Feb. 2, 1871 – Oct. 7, 1945]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 12, 1968

GARDNER - ENGRAM - HORNE

MRS. NORMA ENGRAM GARDNER, 79. OBITUARY

Funeral services for Mrs. Norma Engram Gardner, 79, who died
December 6th at a local hospital after a short illness, were held
Saturday, December 7th, The Rev. C. G. Ward Officiating with
urial in Felton Cemetery Mrs. Gardner was a native of Macon County
and had resided here all her life. She was a member of the
Montezuma Baptist Church. Survivors include one son, Robert Gardner of Montezuma,
one brother, Frank Engram of San Diego, California and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were George Averill, Wm. Eaterslin, Jim Souter, Dave Rumph, Wister Ellis,
Geo. Oakley, J. S. Croxton and Sam Queener. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home
was in charge. [Note: Norma Engram Gardner - Born June 18, 1889 -
ied December 6, 1968 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband
George Sherman Gardner [1887-1964] and her father,
Dr. R. O. Engram [1850-1893] & mother, Ella V. [Horne] Engram [1858-1903]
& probably a brother, Lionel B. Engram [1882-1906]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 5, 1967

GARDNER - JOHNSON - MARTIN - SHIPP

MRS. THOMAS C. [Jewel Johnson] GARDNER, 89.

Final rites for Mrs. Jewel Johnson Gardner, 89, of Oglethorpe,
who passed away on Wednesday, September 27, were held
Thursday morning from the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.
The Rev. Lewis Gholson and the Rev. Roy L. Gardner officiated and interment
was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Mrs. Gardner was born and reared in Macon County and was the
widow of the late Rev. Thomas C. Gardner. She was a member of the
First Methodist Church in Douglas. Survivors include one daughter,
Mrs. J. S. Martin of Vidette, Ga. two sons, O. M. Gardner of
Atlanta and T. E. Gardner of Dublin; one sister, Mrs. Homer Shipp of Cordele;
eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
[Note: Jewell Johnson Gardner - Born June 5, 1878 - Died September 27, 1967
 is buried in Oglethorpe Cem. beside her husband, Rev. T. C. Gardner [Apr. 7, 1872 - May 6, 1936]
See his Obit on Macon Co. Website. Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 5, 1967


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 27, 1958

MRS. JOSEPH H. [Lela/Lula Lorena Woodall] GARRETT

Final Rites held Wednesday For Mrs. Garrett, 89.
Mrs. Lela Lorena Garrett, 89, a resident of Ideal, died Monday night in a local hospital.
Widow of the late Joseph H. Garrett of Taylor County, she had resided in Macon County for the past seven years. She was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. R. E. Fouche of Ideal; a sister, Mrs. H. M. Jordan of Jacksonville, Fl.; a brother, Jim Woodall of Mauk; and two granddaughters, Mrs. H. L. McCarty of Ideal and Mrs. C. E. Purvis of Charing; four great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at Mt. Nebo Church with Elder M. A. Hall and the Rev. Henry Thomas officiating. Burial followed in the BLOODWORTH CEMETERY [Taylor County].
Pallbearers were Hinton, Jack and Elza Woodall, Theron and Charlie Hill and Willis Garrett.
Gardner Watson Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Lula L. Woodall Garrett - Born May 15, 1868 - Died March 24, 1958 is buried in Mt. Nebo-Bloodworth Cemetery in Charing [Taylor County], Ga.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 27, 1994

JOHN AUTREY [Buck] GARRISON

Mr. John Autrey "Buck" Garrison, 86, of Route 2 Oglethorpe, Ga., died Tuesday, April 19, 1994, in Flint River Community Hospital in Montezuma.
Services were held at 11 am Friday, April 22, in Whitewater Baptist Church. The Revs. Nelson Weatherby and Julian Whatley officiated. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma.
Mr. Garrison, a native of White Flat, Texas, was born July 2, 1907, the son of John Monroe Garrison and Lila Day Garrison. He had resided in Macon County since 1956, was a retired cattleman with Norris Cattle Company. He was a member of Whitewater Baptist Church, the Georgia Farm Bureau, Georgia Cattlemen Assn., and the American Quarter Horse Assn.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Lee Glasscok Garrison, a daughter, Mrs. Charlene Garrison Oliver, both of Oglethorpe; a sister, Mrs. Henrietta Steen of Plainview, Texas; three grandsons, two granddaughters, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 29, 1989

MRS. JOSEPH H. [Louese Hays] GASTON

Montezuma Native, Louese Hays Gaston, 86, Buried Here Friday.
Mrs. Louese Hays Gaston, 86, of Columbus, Georgia, died Wednesday, November 22, 1989 at her home.
A native of Montezuma, Mrs. Gaston was the daughter of the late James Elijah Hays and Louise Frederick Hays. She was an active member, until her death, of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America, a Methodist and the wife of the late Dr. Joseph H. Gaston.
Graveside services were held at 2 p.m. Friday, November 24, in FELTON CEMETERY, Montezuma with the Rev. Freddie Wheeler officiating.
Surviving Mrs. Gaston are a son, Dr. J. Harper Gaston of Greenville, a granddaughter, Lisa Anne Gaston and a great granddaughter, Allison E. Gaston-Enholm, both of Atlanta.

[Note: Louese Hays Gaston, daughter of Louise Frederick Hays and James Elijah Hays - Born April 16, 1903 - Died November 22, 1989 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her parents and brother. See Parents Obits.]


 The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. March 3, 1916

"LOCAL NEWS" -

The Funeral of Mrs. Gattling,  who died at her home near Ellaville, was held in the
Baptist Church here Tuesday, Rev. C. D. Carter of Ellaville,
officiating, after which the remains were laid to rest in the city Cemetery.
Mrs. Gattling was a former resident of this city.

[Note: I think Mrs. Gattling, was the wife of Lemuel J. Gatlin Co. C. 12th Ga. Inf. CSA
buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery NO DATES - Buried beside: Frances Gatlin - NO DATES.]
[PLEASE HELP ON THIS - HILL FAMILY RESEARCHERS ]
I think Frances "Fannie" C. Hill who married Lemuel J. Gatlin on
October 20, 1878 B/498 by A.H.Greer J.P. is a daughter of Slaughter Hill
and his first wife, Elizabeth [Malden] Hill. I think "Fannie" Hill Gatlin was born
about 1845 in Ga. Died February 1916.]


Newspaper Unknown - June 1999 - From Guelda's Macon County Obit Collection

MRS. WILLIE [Irene Guy] GAULTNEY

Mrs. Irene Guy Gaultney, 67, of Reynolds died June 1, 1999 at her residence.
Services were held Thursday at 3 pm in First Baptist Church of Reynolds with Rev. Rannie Gaultney and Rev. Bill Woodson officiating. Burial was in HILLCREST CEMETERY.
She was a native of Meriwether County but had lived in Reynolds most of her life. She was retired from Flint EMC as a collections clerk and was a member of Reynolds First Baptist Church and the Taylor Mill Woman's Club.
She is survived by her husband, County Commissioner Willie Gaultney; son, Danny Gaultney of Reynolds; daughter, Judy Sanders of Warner Robins; brothers, Albert Guy of Marietta and Melvin Pierce of Andersonville; sisters, Elizabeth English of Andersonville, Daisy Bone of Butler, Edith Barfield of Oglethorpe and Jane Sitcer of Warner Robins; three grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
Pallbearers were Gene Wainwright, Jerry Anthoine, Charlie Sanders, Steve Sanders, Shane Sanders, Jim Joyner, Virgel Barfield and Todd Bartlett.
Goddard Funeral Home of Reynolds was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: It appears that since there is a surviving son named Melvin Pierce of Andersonville, that possibly Irene Guy was at one time married to a Pierce. Anyone having knowledge of a Pierce-Guy Marriage, please respond.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 5, 1974

MRS. GUY A. [Wilma Whittington] GENTRY

Funeral services were held Sunday, September 1, 1974 at 2 PM at MAUK CEMETERY for Mrs. Wilma Lee Whittington Gentry of Byromville. Services were conducted by Rev. H. C. Harvey.
Mrs. Gentry was 68 years of age and a native of Taylor County but had lived in Byromville since 1937. She was a member of Byromville Baptist Church. She was a retired dispatcher with ACL Railroad.
Survivors include her husband, Guy A. Gentry of Byromville; one brother, Pershing Whittington, one sister-in-law, Edith Rose Whittington, both of Anniston, Alabama, a number of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by Watson-Mathews.

[Note: Wilma Lee Gentry - Born July 16, 1906 - Died August 30, 1974 is buried in Mauk Cemetery beside her husband, Guy A. Gentry [Feb. 28, 1896 - Aug. 11, 1975]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 20, 1964

EDD ALVIN GIBSON

Funeral Services Thursday For E. A. Gibson, 72.

Funeral services for Edd Alvin Gibson, 72, who died at his home in Oglethorpe Tuesday after an extended illness, will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon, August 20, from the Chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home.

The Rev. F. M. York will officiate and burial will be in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

Mr. Gibson was a native of Franklin, N.C. but had made his home here since 1915. He was a retired guard at the Macon County Works Camp. He was a member of the Baptist denomination and the Woodmen of the world.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Katherine Bass Gibson of Oglethorpe, a brother, five sisters and a number of nieces and nephews.

Watson - Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in the Oglethorpe Cemetery for Mr. Edd Alvin Gibson]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 1, 1997

MRS. GEORGE LEONARD [Lillian White] GIBSON, SR.

Services for Lillian Gibson were held at 11 am Saturday, September 27, 1997 in First Baptist Church with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK. Gibson, 84, died Thursday, September 25, 1997, in a Montezuma Nursing Home. She was a member of First Baptist Church and the Bethany Sunday School Class. She was the widow of George Leonard Gibson.
Survivors include sons, Robert Gibson of Montezuma and George Leonard Gibson, Jr. of Stone Mountain; brothers and sisters, Buell White of Mobile, Ala., Thelma McCard of Albany and Loy Brown of Sylvester; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Lillian White Gibson - Born - June 25, 1912 - Died Septembef 25, 1997 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery [Section B - 4th part - Row 1-38] beside her husband, George Leonard Gibson [Sept. 17, 1911 - Jan. 4. 1996]


 

OBITS   FOR   JUNE   2003

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. January 8, 2003

 CHARLES  FREDRICK  “FRED”  GILBERT

 Charles Fredrick [Fred] Gilbert; 78, of Ideal, Ga., passed away Sunday, December 29, 2002.  Funeral services were held in the Ideal United Methodist Church.  Burial followed in the IDEAL CITY CEMETERY.

  Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Charles Otis Gilbert and Lilly Dominy Gilbert. He was the husband of the late Florence Wall Gilbert. He was a retired farmer and former School Bus driver for the Macon County School System. He was a member of the Ideal United Methodist Church. He was a World War II Veteran where he fought at Iwo Jima serving in the U.S.Marine Corps.

  He is survived by his daughters; Judy Gilbert Shehee of Butler and Cheryl Gilbert Larkin of Americus, sister, Christine Gilbert Cannon of Ideal and Six grandchildren.

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

 [Note: Charles Fredrick Gilbert Born ______ Died December 29, 2002 @ 78 yrs, is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his wife, Florence Wall Gilbert [5-28-1924 – Oct. 27, 1992]

[Note: His parents: Charles Otis Gilbert [5-4-1887 - 4-22-1947] & Lillie Dominy Gilbert [9-29-1893 – 8-28-1981] Obit – are also buried in Ideal Cemetery


Macon County Citizen -
Oglethorpe, Ga. July 29, 1927

MR. CHARLIE GILBERT, 73, RESTS IN IDEAL CEMETERY
Montezuma, Ga. - Mr. Charlie Gilbert died at his home at Ideal
Friday afternoon. Mr. Gilbert was 73 years of age.
He had lived all his life in Macon County. He was a member of the
Methodist Church.
He leaves his wife, a daughter, Mrs. J. M. Barfield and a daughter-in-law,
the wife of the late Mr. Bob Gilbert, deceased. Mrs. Minnie Gilbert, five sons,
Otis Gilbert, Forrest Gilbert, Frank Gilbert of Prattville, Ala, Clyde Gilbert
and G. C. Gilbert , many grandchildren, among them,
Mrs. James Tarrer, Miss Wilma Barfield and Miss Zelma Gilbert.
The funeral services were held Saturday morning at the home.
Rev. H. C. Jones of the Methodist Church of Montezuma officiated.
Interment was in the Ideal Cemetery.
[Note: Charles Gilbert born 12-4-1854 Died 7-15-1927 &
Eva L. Gilbert Born 3-13-1860 Died 4-18-1932]


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. July 23, 1926

YOUTH DIES OF BROKEN NECK

CLOVIS GILBERT

WAS INJURED TWO WEEKS AGO
An unusually sad death occurred on Saturday last, when Clovis Gilbert,
of Ideal, age fifteen years, passed away at the hospital at Plains.
From information received here it seems the lad with several companions
were in bathing in Cedar Creek near Ideal. Young Gilbert climbed a tree
and dived into the water, evidently miscalculating the water's depth.
His head struck the bottom, breaking the unfortunate youth's neck.
He was rushed to Wise Brother's Hospital at Plains, where he received
the best of medical attention. Medical science was exhausted in the
last desperate efforts to save him, but to no avail and death ensued Saturday.
Gilbert was an exceedingly popular boy and was a favorite with his playmates.
He was the only son of Mrs. W. R. Gilbert. The deceased is survived by his mother,
Mrs. W. R. Gilbert and one sister, Miss Zelna Gilbert.
Funeral and interment took place in Ideal Sunday afternoon.
[Note: W.R. Gilbert [12-6-1880 - 5-13-1924] and Minnie Eva Hambrick,
wife of W.R.Gilbert [2-19-1885 - 3-30-1927]
are both buried in Ideal Cemetery with an adult UNMARKED GRAVE next to them -
Probably Clovis Gilbert
[b. ca. 1911 d. July 1926]


GILBERT - CHILDS - BARFIELD

CLYDE ERNEST GILBERT, 73, FUNERAL SERVICES

Clyde Ernest Gilbert of Ideal passed away at a local hospital
Monday night, June 19, 1967. Mr. Gilbert, 73 years of age, was born
and reared in Macon County. He was a retired farmer and warehouseman
and had served in World Wars I and II. Funeral services were held on
Wednesday at the Ideal Baptist Church, where he was a member.
Officiating ministers were Rev. Clarence Keene, Rev. C. G. Ward and
Rev. Lawrence Russ. Burial was in the IDEAL CEMETERY.
urvivors are his wife, Mrs. Maggie Childs Gilbert of Ideal, two brothers,
G. C. Gilbert of Ideal, Rev. Forrest J. Gilbert of Wadley, Ga.; one sister,
Mrs. Beulah Barfield of Brunswick, Ga. and a number of nieces and nephews.
 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge. [Note: Clyde Ernest Gilbert -
Born May 4, 1894 - Died June 19, 1967 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his wife,
Margaret Childs Gilbert [1908 - 1983]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 18, 1983

MRS. CLYDE ERNEST [Margaret Childs] GILBERT

Mrs. Margaret [Maggie] Childs Gilbert, age 74 of Ideal, Georgia, died Wednesday,
May 11, 1983 in the Houston County Hospital, Warner Robins, Georgia.
Graveside services were held in IDEAL CEMETERY, Friday, May 13, at 11 am.
The Rev. Clarence Keene and the Rev. C. G. Ward officiated.
The Deacons of the Ideal Baptist Church attended in an honorary capacity.
Mrs. Gilbert was born July 4, 1908 in Ideal and lived there all of her life.
She attended the Ideal Baptist Church and was a retired bookkeeper from
Nelson's Christopher Furniture Company in Montezuma. She was the wife of
the late Clyde Gilbert.
Survivors are one brother, James David Childs of Ideal, one niece,
Mrs. Margaret Ann Cheves of Montezuma, one nephew, Marion childs of
Ideal; 3 great nieces and one great nephew.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangement.

[Note: Margaret C. Gilbert - Born July 4, 1908 - Died May 11, 1983
is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, Clyde Ernest Gilbert
[5-4-1894 - 6-19-1967] See his Obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 23, 1992

MRS. GEORGE CLARK [Monnette Chakley] GILBERT

Mrs. Monnette Chalkley Gilbert, 91, of Columbus, Georgia, died Tuesday, September 15, in Oak Manor Nursing Home in Columbus.
Services were held at 4:30 PM Thursday, September 17, in the Ideal Methodist Church. Burial was in the IDEAL CEMETERY. The Revs. Emory Gilbert and Kevin Calhoun officiated.
A native of Marion County, Mrs. Gilbert had resided in Columbus since 1973, moving from Ideal. She was born July 1, 1901, the daughter of John Edgar Chalkley and Leila Hawthorne Chalkley. She was a homemaker, a member of East Highland United Methodist Church in Columbus and was the wife of the late George Clark Gilbert.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Jane C. Park of Columbus, Ga., Mrs. June G. Landreth of Clarksville, Ga.; one brother, Murray Chalkley of Columbus; two sisters, Mrs. Rubye C. Moore of Roanoke, Alabama, Mrs. Alice C. Carpenter of Columbus, six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Monnette C. Gilbert - Born - July 1, 1901 - September 15, 1992 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, George C. Gilbert [May 18, 1898 - July 23, 1972]

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 7, 1965 

WILEY FERMAN GILES

W. F. Giles, 80, Dies Unexpectedly- Rites Held Sunday.
Final rites for W. F. Giles, 80 year old resident of Ideal, were 
held at 3 pm Sunday in the Ideal Baptist Church. The Rev. 
Isaac J. Cheves and the Rev. W. W. Whaley officiated and 
burial followed in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers: H. G. Phillips, Harvey McCarty, W. S. Robinson, 
Marvin Joiner, J. W. Tarrer, Howard Park, James Robinson and Fred Payne.
Mr. Giles died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 30, 1964 
while visiting in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Woodrow Jenkins in 
Phoenix, Arizona. He was a retired construction worker, a Mason and 
member of the Woodmen of the World.
Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Bill Murray of Albany, Mrs. 
Wiley Crittenden of Marietta, Mrs. Millard Wagnon of Atlanta, Mrs. 
Jenkins of Phoenix and Mrs. V. R. Carter of Ideal; two sons, E. D. 
Giles and Jake Giles of Ideal; one brother, John Giles; 16 grandchildren, 
10 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Wiley Ferman Giles - Born January 18, 1884 - Died December 20, 1964 
in the Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Martha D. Giles
 [Dec. 24, 1880 - Feb. 5, 1962] See her Obit.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 7, 1965

WILEY FERMAN GILES

W. F. Giles, 80, Dies Unexpectedly- Rites Held Sunday.
Final rites for W. F. Giles, 80 year old resident of Ideal, were held at 3 pm Sunday in the Ideal Baptist Church. The Rev. Isaac J. Cheves and the Rev. W. W. Whaley officiated and burial followed in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers: H. G. Phillips, Harvey McCarty, W. S. Robinson, Marvin Joiner, J. W. Tarrer, Howard Park, James Robinson and Fred Payne.
Mr. Giles died unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 30, 1964 while visiting in the home of a daughter, Mrs. Woodrow Jenkins in Phoenix, Arizona. He was a retired construction worker, a Mason and member of the Woodmen of the World.
Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Bill Murray of Albany, Mrs. Wiley Crittenden of Marietta, Mrs. Millard Wagnon of Atlanta, Mrs. Jenkins of Phoenix and Mrs. V. R. Carter of Ideal; two sons, E. D. Giles and Jake Giles of Ideal; one brother, John Giles; 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Wiley Ferman Giles - Born January 18, 1884 - Died December 20, 1964 in the Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Martha D. Giles [Dec. 24, 1880 - Feb. 5, 1962] See her Obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga., February 8, 1962

MRS. WILEY FURMAN [Martha Daniels] GILES

Mrs. Martha Giles, 81, Passes After Long Illness.

Mrs. Martha Giles, 81 year old resident of Ideal, passed away Monday afternoon after a long illness.
Mrs. Giles was a native of El Dorado, Arkansas, but had resided in Ideal for the past 49 years. She was a member of the Ideal Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, W. F. Giles of Ideal; five daughters, Mrs. W. M. Crittenden of Marietta, Mrs. Millard Wagon of Atlanta, Mrs. William Murray of Albany, Mrs. Woodrow Jenkins and Mrs. Virgil Carter of Ideal; two sons, Furnam D. Giles and Francis A. Giles of Ideal; one sister, Mrs. E. E. Lowe of Meridian, Miss.; two brothers, John W. Daniels of El Dorado, Ark., and Ellis Taylor of Columbus; 18 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Ideal Baptist Church with the Rev. H. H. Gregory officiating.
Interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Martha D. Giles - Born December 24, 1880 - Died February 5, 1962 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Wiley F. Giles [January 18, 1884 - Dec. 30, 1964]
 

added 4/3/2004


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  August 30, 1956
 

Final Rites Held Monday For Mrs. Ben Gilham, 88.
Funeral services for Mrs. Ben Gilham, 88, were held Monday
fternoon in the First Baptist Church of Montezuma with the
Rev. C. G. Ward, Rev. L. E. Williams and Rev. Marshall Nelms of
Jeffersonville officiating.  Interment was in FELTON CEMETERY.
  Pallbearers were E. K. Montfort, Jim Brown, Dr. C. P. Savage,
Palmer Cheves, Edgar Walker and G. T. Mason.
  Mrs. Gilham died in a local hospital Sunday following a long illness. 
A native of Oglethorpe County, she had resided in Montezuma for thirty
three years and was a member of the First Baptist Church.
  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Yancey Hill, a grandson,
Yancey Hill, Jr., a granddaughter, Miss Rachel Ann Hill, all of
Montezuma, sister, Miss Nolda Bell and brother, E. H. Bell, both of Stephens.
[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in Felton Cemetery for Mrs. Ben Gilham]

 


From Guelda Hay’s Macon Co., Ga. Obit Collection                   July 1988

  MRS. DESSIE WOOD GILL

 Ideal – Dessie Wood Gill, 94, died Friday in a local hospital.

 Services will be held Monday in Ideal United Methodist Church . 
Burial will be in
IDEAL CEMETERY .  The Revs. Earl Seckinger and Sidney Clay will officiate.

 A native of Macon County , Mrs. Gill was a former school teacher. 
She was a former employee of Methodist Home for Children and
Youths in
Macon and retired from Georgia Industrial Home in Macon . 
She was a member of
Ideal United Methodist Church .

 Survivors include a brother, Carl Wood of Jacksonville , Fla.

 Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Dessie Wood Gill – Born March 16, 1894 – Died July 6, 1988
is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside, Emmett B. Wood [March 10, 1861 – Feb. 4, 1955] 
& Mary Bonnie [Childs]  Wood [Nov. 11, 1861 – Sept. 13, 1954]

OBITS   for   April  2003


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 26, 2005

CHESLEY BARTOW GILMORE

Mr. Chesley Bartow Gilmore, 79, of Oglethorpe, Georgia, passed away Wednesday afternoon, January 19, 2005. Funeral services were held at 11 am on Saturday, January 22, at Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church. Burial followed in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY. Rev. Bob Wolfert officiated.
Family received friends at the home of Sara Gilmore, 510 Baker Street, Oglethorpe.
Born on September 11, 1925, he was the son of the late Lee Gilmore and Alice Smith Gilmore. Mr. Gilmore was a retired Forest Ranger with the Georgia Forestry Commission. He was a member of Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church where he served on the church council. He was activer in the Air Stream Region III and also served President of the Georgia Air Stream Club. Mr. Gilmore was a World War II, U.S.Army Veteran. He was stationed in India and Japan and served in the Burma Theatre. He was a Mason, Shriner, charter member of the VFW, and served as former President of the Oglethorpe Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife: Sara Coogle Gilmore of Oglethorpe; son, Alvin "Sonny" Raburn of Oglethorpe, daughter and son-in-law: Nancy and Mack McCarty of Oglethorpe; sister-in-law; Marjorie McCarty of Oglethorpe; four grandchildren: Laura Ogden of New York, New York, Lee and Ben Leathers of Alpharetta, Neal and Whitney Raburn of Marietta, and Dan and Lezlee Roach of Americus; two great grandchldren: Coleman and Bennett Leathers of Alpharetta; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be given in memory of Mr. Gilmore to Mt. Zion-St.Luke Lutheran Church, P.O.Box 187, Oglethorpe, Ga. 31068 or to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital, P. O. Box 4505, Macon, Ga. 31213.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma had charge of arrangements.

[Note:Chesley Bartow Gilmore - Born - September 11, 1925 - Died - January 19, 2005 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery [Section F - Row 46-1087]


 

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. April 11, 1930

HENRY LEE GILMORE

Pneumonia Is Fatal To Mr. Lee Gilmore
After suffering exactly one week with double pneumonia, Mr. Lee Gilmore, 43,
passed away at 12:30 o'clock yesterday morning at his home here. Mr. Gilmore was
born and reared in this county, had spent his entire life in it, and was well known
throughout the entire community. For some time he was connected with the county
in the building of roads, but for the past several years was engaged in the saw mill
business. He was a man with strong convictions, true to his friends, and had a disposition
that endeared all who knew and were closely associated with him. He is
survived by his widow, one small child, and one step son, two brothers,
Mr. P. C. Gilmore, of Americus and Mr. G. C. Gilmore of this point; two
sisters, Mrs. Seab Robinson of Ideal; and Miss Mattie Gilmore of Americus.
Funeral services had not been definitely announced as we went to press
but it was understood that the services would be held at Pine Level Church this morning.

[Note: Henry Lee Gilmore [December 10, 1886 - April 10, 1930] is buried in
PLEASANT GROVE CEMETERY beside his wife, Alice Smith Gilmore [2-17-1895 - 6-29-1965].


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 29, 1993

JAMES N. GILMORE

James N. Gilmore, 74, of 2795 Finney Circle, Macon, formerly of Augusta, died Tuesday.
Graveside services were held at 1 pm Thursday in the OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY. The Rev. James Sowden officiated.
Mr. Gilmore was born in Macon County and had lived in Augusta for most of his life. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his sister, Jane Guilmette of Macon and brother, Leslie W. Gilmore of Jacksonville, Florida, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

James N. Gilmore was the son of Grady Cleveland Gilmore & Pearl Francis Greene. His sister Leila Anne Gilmore English passed earlier on 18 Mar 1956, not mentioned in obit.

 


Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 23, 1983

LEON B. GILMORE

Leon B. Gilmore, 70, of 1330 Forsyth Street, St. Paul's Apartments, 1203, Macon, Georgia died Thursday, November 17, 1983. Services were held at 2 pm Friday in Snow's Memorial Chapel. Burial was in RIVERSIDE CEMETERY in Macon. The Rev. C. Wray Ivey officiated.
Mr. Gilmore, a native of Pittsboro, N.C. had lived in Macon for the past 10 years. He was the retired owner and operator of the Montezuma Hotel and was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Eloise Walker Gilmore of Macon; four sons, Preston Gilmore of Savannah, Walton Gilmore of Ellaville, Timothy Gilmore and Danny Gilmore, both of Cordele; four daughters, Camilla Bradshaw of Houston, Texas, Wanda Allen of Orlando, Fl.; Syble Hughes of Cordele and Rebecca Ferrell of Arabi; two brothers, Walton Gilmore of Sharpsburg, N.C. and Dorsey Gilmore of Richmond, Va.; and 12 grandchildren.
 


THE BUTLER HERALD

 Butler, Ga., Tuesday, March 21, 1911

Mr. M. B. Gilmore

The remains of Mr. M. B. Gilmore were carried from Atlanta to Oglethorpe for burial last Thursday. Mr. Gilmore was an ex-sheriff of Macon county. He died at the home of his son-in-law in Atlanta, Wednesday.

Submitted by Margie Daniels


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

ROBERT WASHINGTON GILMORE

R . W. Gilmore, 96, Buried July 5th.

Robert Washington Gilmore, 96, of Route 3 Ellaville, died July 3,
at a local hospital following an illness of several weeks.

A lifelong resident of Macon County, Mr. Gilmore is survived by five nephews;
Quinn Melton of Montezuma; George Parten of Ashburn; H. Parten of
Norman Park, Ga.; W. Partin of Key West, Fla.; and George Gilmore of Gordon.

Funeral services were conducted at County Line Baptist Church Friday,
July 5, with Rev. Whittington of Mauk, officiating.

Pallbearers included Alton Phillips, Herbert Phillips, O. S. Edwards,
M. N. Poole, L B. James and Martin Brooks.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County"
for R. W. Gilmore [b. ca. 1860 d. 7-3-1956] I do find some of the
pallbearers mentioned above, buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery.

[Anyone knowing more about Robert Washington Gilmore, PLEASE RESPOND.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 28, 1996

MRS. ALMOR [Thelma Spradley] SMITH GODFREY

Mrs. Thelma Spradley Godfrey, 86, of Rt. 1, Box 190, Oglethorpe, died Wednesday, August 21, 1996 in the Flint River Community Hospital. Graveside services were held at 4 pm Thursday, August 22, 1996 in MT. ZION - ST. LUKE LUTHERAN CEMETERY with the Rev. Dale McConnell officiating.
Mrs. Godfrey was born January 21, 1910, the daughter of Howell and Ida Mae Spradley, she was a native of Crisp County, was the wife of the late Almor Godfrey, she was a home maker and a member of Union Baptist Church in Wilcox County.
Survivors are three sons: Noel Smith of Oglethorpe, Harry Godfrey of Oglethorpe and Loney Godfrey of Cordele; daughter Mrs. Carolyn Burnett of Cordele; a sister, Mrs. Nina Russell of Chattanooga, Tenn: six grandchildren: and three great grandchildren.

[Note: I have not indexed Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery and I cannot easily find a marked grave for Thelma Spradley Smith Godfrey, maybe later]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga. – March 31, 1976  

BILLY   O.   GODFREY

Billy O. Godfrey of Route 1 – Montezuma, died Friday, March 26, 1976 in an
Atlanta
Hospital
after a lengthy illness.  Mr. Godfrey was a native of
Dooly
County
and a member of the Dooling Baptist Church where
he was a deacon and Sunday School Director.  He was organizer
and manager of the Dooling Softball League.  He had served four years
with the United States Navy.  He was a superintendent of Harris,
Press and Shear Company in Cor___, Ga. [Probably Cordele]

 Funeral services for Mr. Godfrey were held Sunday, March 28

1976 at the Dooling Baptist Church with burial in OLIVER CEMETERY . 
The Rev. C. G. Ward officiated. Pallbearers – not copied. 

Surviving Mr. Godfrey are his wife, Mrs. Rubye Gurr Godfrey; one daughter, Melody Godfrey,
both of Montezuma; his mother, Mrs. Willie Kate Godfrey of Montezuma; a brother,
Samuel R. Godfrey of Macon ; a sister, Mrs. Della G. Avery of Phenix City , Alabama . 
Arrangements by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 7, 1955

MRS. JAMES W. [Ethel Moran Bryan] GOODIN

Mrs. Ethel Goodin Passes Suddenly.

Mrs. Ethel Moran Goodin, 49, passed away suddenly Monday, April 4, at her residence near Five Points. She had been a resident of Dooly County for two years.

Survivors include the husband, James W. Goodin, one daughter, Sara Elizabeth; three sons, James P.Goodin, Vinson Goodin and Mert Goodin , all of Byromville; her father, David Jackson Bryan of Cadwell; Joseph A. Bryan of Chester; Samuel J. Bryan of Oglethorpe; and Daniel W. Bryan of Miami, Fla.

Graveside funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at BENEVOLENCE CEMETERY, three miles south of Americus, with Rev. Edward Carruth officiating. Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.   January 1, 1986

 MRS.   BURTON   B.   [Exie  Claudell  Stewart]   GORDON

   Mrs. Exie Claudell Stewart Gordon, 68, of  Oglethorpe, Georgia, died Friday, December 20, 1985, at her home.  Funeral services were held at 2 pm Sunday, December 22, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.  The Rev. Sidney Clay officiated and burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY.

  Mrs. Gordon, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stewart, was born in Whitfield County, September 7, 1917.  She had resided in Macon County for the past forty years and was a member of Piney Grove Baptist Church in Dalton.  She was a former manager of the Aaztec Motel in Montezuma.

  Survivors are her husband, Burton B. Gordon; two daughters, Mrs. Tulie Mae Swilling of Cleveland, Tenn., Mrs. Syble Strickland, both of Dalton; six grandchildren, nine great grandchildren.

  Pallbearers - Not Copied.  Watson-Mathews was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  Exie Claudell Gordon  -  Born September 7, 1917  -  Died December 20, 1985 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Burton B. Gordon [4-24-1915  -  7-2-1986]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.     May  12, 1976

 WILLIAM   ELLIOTT   GORDON

 William Elliott Gordon of Montezuma passed away, May 5, 1976 at
Emory
University Hospital
following a lengthy illness.  He was 59 years of age.

 Mr. Gordon had lived in Montezuma for the past 34 years where he was associated
with Montezuma Motor Company.  He was a member of the Montezuma Baptist
Church
and Traveler’s Rest No. 65 Masonic Lodge.

 Services for the deceased were held Friday at
BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY

 Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lucille Johnson Gordon; one daughter,
Miss Wilma Neil Gordon of Decatur ; four sisters,
rs. Mildred Johnson, Mrs. John B. Slade, Mrs. Gordon Jacobs,
all of Cordele, Mrs. Ralph  Paulk of Fitzgerald; two brothers,
Lyndon Gordon of Rochelle and James Howell Gordon of Pitts.

 Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

 [Note: William Elliott Gordon –
Born February 12, 1917 – Died May 5, 1976
is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife,
 Lucile Johnson Gordon [Dec. 11, 1920 –
No death date as of 1993 when this cemetery survey was made]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   July 15, 1981

 DEWITT CHRISTIAN GOTTMAN

 Dewitt Christian Gottman, 72, died Saturday in a local hospital.  Services were held Monday in the Montezuma First Baptist Church.  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.  The Rev. Larry Cosper and the Rev. C. G. Ward officiated.

Pallbearers – Not Copied

  Mr. Gottman, a native of Missouri, had lived in Montezuma for the past 39 years.  He ws retired manager of Gold Kist, Inc. a member of the Montezuma First Baptist Church, the Montezuma Kiwanis Club, a graduate of Northwestern University and Chillicothe Business College.

  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Nanita Guerry Gottman of Montezuma; two sons, Kenneth Gottman of Decatur and Lloyd Gottman of Denver, Colo; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Mason of Rowell, a brother, Edward Gottman of Monroe City, Mo.; and six grandchildren.  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

 [Dewitt C. Gottman [January 15, 1909 – July 11, 1981] “Dad” is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside Pauline Painter Gottman [March 28, 1911 – February 22, 1959] “Mother”


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

MRS. DE WITT C. [Pauline Painter] GOTTMAN

Mrs. D. C. Gottman, Beloved Citizen, Passes, Sunday.
Mrs. DeWitt C. Gottman, 47, died early Sunday in a local hospital following a short illness.
The former Miss Pauline Painter, of Monroe County, Missouri, she had resided in Montezuma for seventeen years. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church and taught the Men's Bible Class for a number of years. More recently she had been Associate Superintendent and teacher in the Young People's Department.
Survivors include her husband, two sons, Kenneth D. Gottman of Atlanta and Lloyd E. Gottman of Montezuma; a brother, Marvin R. Painter of Zanesville, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Robert A. Caldwell of Karachi, Pakistan, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry F. Painter of Bedford, Ind., and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at the First Baptist Church, with the Rev. C. G. Ward, pastor and the Rev. L. E. Williams, officiating. Interment followed in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Pallbeares and Honorary Escort - Not Copied.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Pauline Painter Gottman - Born March 28, 1911 - Died Februar 22, 1959 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, DeWitt C. Gottman [Jan. 15, 1909 - July 11, 1981] See his Obit


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  March 19, 1986

 MRS.  MILLARD  FILLMORE  [Anna Pearl Judah]  GRACE

   Mrs. Anna Pearl Judah Grace, 85, of Oglethorpe, Ga. died Friday, March 14, 1986 in the Macon County Medical Center.  Funeral services were held a 3 pm Sunday, Marsh 16, in the Chapel of Whitehurst Funeral Home in Crestview, Florida, with interment in LIVE OAK PARK MEMORIAL CEMETERY in Crestview, Fla.  The Rev. Stanley Mullins officiated.

  Mrs. Grace, a daughter of Will Judah and Alma Windham Judah, also the wife of the late Millard Fillmore Grace, was born February 5, 1901, in Samson, Alabama.  She moved here in 1939 and was a member of the Oglethorpe United Methodist Church and a homemaker.

  Survivors are 3 sons, C. R. Grace of Leesburg, C. E. Grace of Oglethorpe, W. M. Grace of Macon; two daughters, Mrs. Volney Brown of Milton, Florida, Mrs. Hugh Adams of Crestview, Florida; a brother, F. J. Judah of Samson, Alabama; 13 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.

  Pallbearers - Not - Copied.  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 24, 1955

CROUGHER LOVE GRANT

Funeral Services Friday For Mr. C. L. Grant, Sr.

Crougher Love Grant, Sr., 68, passed away Saturday morning, February 19, in a local hospital following several days illness. Mr. Grant, a machinist and blacksmith by trade, had been in declining health for several years.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Marietta Virginia Todd of Warner Robins; one son, C. L. Grant, Jr. U.S.Navy; three brothers, W. C. Grant of Atlanta, P. T. Grant of Macon and P. D. Grant, Sr. of Lizella; two sisters, Mrs. G. T. Cotton of LaGrange and Mrs. J. C. Shiver of Lakeland, Fla.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 25, at 3 p.m. from the First Baptist Church, with the Rev. C. G. Ward officiating. Interment will be in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Smith-Tindol Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Note:Crougher L. Grant [June 16, 1885 - February 19, 1955] "Father", is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside, Vera Mae Grant [December 10, 1901 - February 14, 1925] "Mother' See her Obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 3, 1986

HARVEY RUSSELL GRANT

Harvey Russell Grant, 62, of Tallahassee, Florida, died Thursday, August 28, 1986 in the Tallahassee Memorial Regional Medical Center. Graveside services were held at 3 pm Friday, august 29, in the ANDERSONVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY. The Rev. Earl Seckinger officiated.
Mr. Grant, a native of Oglethorpe, Georgia, was a member of Pine Level Methodist Church. He was a retired Major from the Army Air Corps. He served in World War II and the Korean conflict. He was a son of the late Otis Jefferson Grant and Lucy Kelly Grant.
Survivors are a brother, Louis Alvin Grant of Oglethorpe; four sisters, Mrs. Grover C. Hobbs, Jr. of Reynolds, Mrs. Helen G. Hobbs of Valdosta, Mrs. Robert R. Estes of Atlanta, Mrs. John H. Taylor of Oglethorpe and a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 15, 1979

MRS. HORACE WILLIS [Edna Clarke] GRANT

Mrs. Edna Clarke Grant, 84, formerly of Marshallville, Georgia died August 9, 1979 in St. Petersburg, Fla. Graveside services were held on August 12, at 3 pm in the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY. Rev. C. H. Donaldson officiated.
Mrs. Grant was born in Marshallville and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Clarke. She was also the wife of the late Horace W. Grant. she was a former school teacher with the Macon Co., School System and a member of the Wesley Memorial Methodist Church in St. Petersburg.
Her survivors include a daughter, Evelyn G. Hankins of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a brother, Clifford E. Clarke of Bradenton, Fla.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Terry T. Lee Knapp of St. Petersburg, Fla.

[Note: Edna Clarke Grant - Born - October 23, 1894 - Died - August 9, 1979 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband, Horace Willis Grant [April 7, 1893 - Oct. 15, 1943] Obit


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 23, 1991

LOUIS ALVIN GRANT

Mr. Louis Alvin Grant, 78, of Route 1, Oglethorpe, Ga. died Saturday, May 11, 1991, in Middle Georgia Hospital, Macon, Ga.
Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 13, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, Montezuma, Ga. The Rev. Donald Rice and Nelson Weathersby officiated. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS.
Mr. Grant, a lifelong resident of Macon County, was born February 27, 1913, the son of Otis Jefferson Grant and Lucy Kelly Grant. He was a retired civil service employee with Warner Robins Air Force Base and a member and deacon of Whitewater Baptist Church. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II.
Survivors are his wife, Nora Rich Grant of Oglethorpe; a daughter, Carolyn B. Stephens of Barnesville; a son, Ronald G. Rich of Snellville; three sisters, Mrs. Inez Hobbs and Mrs. Virginia Taylor, both of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Helen Hobbs of Valdosta; four grandsons.

[Note: Louis Alvin Grant - Born February 27, 1913 - Died My 11, 1991 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Nora Rich Grant [b. Aug. 25, 1920-No death date] as of 1993


Citizens & Georgian- Montezuma, Ga. June 8, 1994

MRS. NORA RICH GRANT

Mrs. Nora Rich Grant, 73, of Barnesville, formerly of Oglethorpe, died Tuesday, May 31, 1994 at Hill Top Nursing Home in Forsyth. Funeral Services will be held at 2 pm thursday, June 1, 1994, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY. The Revs. Donald Brett and Nelson Weathersby officiated.
Mrs. Grant, a native of Pell City, Alabama, was born August 25, 1920, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Rich. She had lived in Barnesville for the past three years, moving from Oglethorpe, Mrs. Grant retired from the Montezuma Knitting Mill. She was a member of Whitewater Baptist Church.
Survivors are her daughter, Mrs. Carolyn R. Stephens of Barnesville; her son, Ronald G. Rich of Snellville; a sister, Mrs. Alma Skelton of Pell City, Alabama; three brothers, Odell Rich of Pell City, Al., Lindy Rich of Ocoee, Florida; Talmadge Rich of Orlando, Florida; four grandchildren


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 24, 1964

MRS. JANE V. GRAVES

Mrs. Jane Graves Buried Saturday At Oglethorpe.
Mrs. Jane V. Graves, 50, of Cordele, died in the Crisp County Hospital of an
apparent heart attack about 6 pm Wednesday, December 16, 1964.
Mrs. Graves, a representative of an insurance company, was a former resident of
Oglethorpe and was well known in Macon County, She also lived in Americus at one time.
There are no immediate survivors.
Funeral services were held Saturday, December 19, 11:00 a.m. in the Reese
Park Chapel in Americus. The Rev. C. G. Ward of Montezuma officiated, and burial
was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in the Oglethorpe Cemetery for
Mrs. Jane V. Graves. Since there were no immediate survivors, this is understandable.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 15, 1945\

MRS. H. F. [Sarah E.] GRAVES

Funeral Services On Sunday for Mrs. H. F. Graves, 72, of Albany.

Funeral services were held Sunday morning, November 11th, for Mrs. H. F. Graves, 72, a former Montezuma resident, who died at her home in Albany early Friday morning after an illness of two months.

Mrs. Graves made her home in Montezuma for several years and was a member of the First Baptist Church during her stay here. After the death of her husband, she and her family moved to Albany.

Surviving her death are one daughter, Miss Ruby Graves of Albany, one son, H. F. Graves, Jr. of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two grandchildren and one sister-in-law.

Services were conducted from the Montezuma Funeral Home, the Rev. Jarrett Ragan of Mercer University officiating. Lawrence McKenzie sang "In the Garden", accompanied at the piano by Mrs. John B. Guerry. Interment was in FELTON'S CEMETERY in Montezuma. Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: Sarah E. Graves [September 19, 1872 - November 9, 1945] is buried in Felton's Cemetery beside her husband, H. F. Graves [June 11, 1875 - December 30, 1922] and their daughter, Ruby A. Graves -See her Obit


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 1, 1994

GRADY WILLIS GRAVITT

Grady Willis Gravitt, 63, of Route 2, Oglethorpe, died Monday, May 23, as the result of a motorgrader accident.
Graveside services were held at 11 am Wednesday, May 25, in the IDEAL CITY CEMETERY with the Rev. Clarence Keene officiating.
Mr. Gravitt was born October 6, 1930, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Willis Gravitt. He was a native of Dalton, Georgia, but had resided in Macon County most of his life. He was employed by Macon County as a motorgrader operator.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Katheleen Cummings Gravitt of Oglethorpe, a stepson, Larry Cranford of Andersonville; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Sheryl Jones of Midland; two brothers, Howard Gravitt of Cartlidge, Missouri, and Harry Gravitt of Rasaca, Georgia; four grandchildren, Kayreen Cranford and Timothy Cranford, both of Andersonville, Lance Jones and Rhett Jones, both of Midland.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. Wednesday, September 30, 1992

MRS. WINFRED [Ruby Bellew] GRAY

Mrs. Ruby Bellew Gray, 57, of 3995 Townley Drive, Mulberry, Florida, died Wednesday, September 23, 1992 at her home.
Services were held at 3 PM Friday, September 25, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma, Georgia. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS, Oglethorpe, Georgia. Pastor Robert Brooks officiated. Mrs. Gray, the daughter of Dozier Bellew and Mary Etta Allen Bellew, was born in Macon County, Georgia April 16, 1935. She had resided in Mulberry, Florida for the past 23 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Spring Head Church of Christ in Mulberry.
Survivors are, her husband, Winfred Gray of Mulberry, a son, Tommy Lee Gray of Ocala, Florida, two brothers, Alvin Bellew of Roberta, Ga., Turner Bellew of Puyallup, Washington, two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Burns of Dahlonega, Ga., Mrs. Doris Jones of Reynolds, Ga., a number of nieces and nephews.

[Note: Ruby Bellew Gray - Born April 16, 1935 - Died September 23, 1992 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery ]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 9, 1961

CHARLIE JOSEPH GREEN

C. J. Green, 84, Former Resident, Dies In Florida.
Charlie Joseph Green, 84, of Pompano Beach, Florida, died Tuesday a.m. in the Pompano Beach hospital, after a short illness.
Mr. Green was a former resident of Macon County and was a member of Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer and a Woodman of the World.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Sam Bryan of Oglethorpe, two sons, J. C. Green, Jr. of Oglethorpe and Greer Green of Pompano Beach, Fla.; two brothers, John T. Green of Oglethorpe and Burrell Green of Cordele, eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending arrival of relatives.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home will have charge of arrangements.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for Charlie Joseph Green BUT I do find an obit for his wife, Mrs. Charlie J. [Rosa Bell Clark] Greene [b.11-1-1882 - d. 7-4-1948] Her grave is also UNMARKED, but her obit says she is buried at RED HILL CEMETERY.

added 4/3/2004


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 9, 1961

CHARLIE JOSEPH GREEN

C. J. Green, 84, Former Resident, Dies In Florida.
Charlie Joseph Green, 84, of Pompano Beach, Florida, died Tuesday a.m. in
the Pompano Beach hospital, after a short illness.
Mr. Green was a former resident of Macon County and was a member of
Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer
and a Woodman of the World.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Sam Bryan of Oglethorpe, two sons,
J. C. Green, Jr. of Oglethorpe and Greer Green of Pompano Beach, Fla.;
two brothers, John T. Green of Oglethorpe and Burrell Green of Cordele,
eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending arrival of relatives.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home will have charge of arrangements.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for
Charlie Joseph Green BUT I do find an obit for his wife,
Mrs. Charlie J. [Rosa Bell Clark] Greene [b.11-1-1882 - d. 7-4-1948]
Her grave is also UNMARKED, but her obit says she is buried at RED HILL CEMETERY.

added 3/24/2004


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

MR. GEORGE WASHINGTON GREEN DIES SUDDENLY

One of Macon County's most prominent and beloved citizens passed
away Wednesday when death claimed Mr. George W. Green. He had
been ill only a short time and his death was a distinct shock to this entire community.
Mr. Green had lived here practically all of his life and had hundreds of friends, who mourn his demise.
The deceased is survived by his widow [Leila Allen Green] and several children.[Robert C. Green,
Pearl F. Green, Annie E. Green, Ruth Green, William Green]
The funeral and interment was held at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church Thursday afternoon.
[Note: His father, John Greene is also buried in Mt. Zion
Cemetery according to Family Bible record 1825-1908]
{Geo. W. Green Born 8-18-1866 Died 10-20-1926]


The Butler Herald - November 7, 1918 - Taylor County Tracer November 2001 The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe November 1918

 SERGEANT   MACK   M.   GREEN

 Found in "LOCAL PARAGRAPHS'

Sergeant Mack M. Green, one of Macon County's popular young men, a brother to Charlie Green, who sailed for France about the middle of September, was lost when the ship, Otranto, sank.  Mack was one of the old volunteers and was stationed for several years at Fort Screvens, near Savannah - Macon County Citizen.

[Mack Math Green Sergt. Coast Arty. Corps. WWI is buried at MT. ZION LUTHERAN CEMETERY,  Macon County, Georgia. He died October 6, 1918.

 [Note: In the 1900 Macon Co., Ga. Census I find:

GREEN, Richard        49 GA Farmer

  Lizzie E.    dau.        17 w/f GA

  Samuel      son         14 w/m GA

  Burrel T.     son         11 w/f GA Farm Laborer

  John T.       son           9 w/m

  Etta M.       dau.          6 w/f GA

  McMath       son          3 w/m GA

***********************************************

I do NOT see a Mother listed nor a brother Charlie.  Anyone having further info on McMath Green, PLEASE RESPOND.



ROBERT JAMES GREEN, 53.

Robert J. Green, Sr., age 53, of Oglethorpe died Friday, October 8, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Atlanta following a heart attack on September 19, while attending a sports event in Atlanta.
Services were held Sunday, October 10 from the Oglethorpe Methodist Church with burial in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Rev. L. A. Russ officiated and the following served as pallbearers; Major Beard, Gene Rodgers, Raymond Dawkins, Junior Robinson, C. B. Dentamore, R. L. Roper.
Mr. Green was a native of Concord, North Carolina but had made his home in Oglethorpe for the past 28 years. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the Marines. He was a member of the VFW and the Oglethorpe Methodist Church. He was a sheet metal worker.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Emily Johnson Green of Oglethorpe; a son, Robert J. Green, Jr. of Oglethorpe; three daughters, Miss Elaine Green of Atlanta, Misses Janet and Carol Green, both of Oglethorpe; mother, Mrs. Mamie Green Sides of Concord, N.C.; two grandsons, David and Thad Green of Oglethorpe.
[Note: Robert James Green – Ga. Pl/Sgt. U.A.Marine Corp. WWII – Born September 13, 1918 – Died October 8, 1971 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 18, 1978

DANIEL GREER GREENE

Daniel Greer Greene died Monday, October 16, 1978 at his home in Pompano Beach, Florida. He was 61 years of age. He was a native of Macon County where he had been employed as a mechanic with the Ford and Chevrolet businesses. He had lived in Florida for the past 23 years where he was employed with Plastic Line, Inc.
Mr. Greene was a graduate of Oglethorpe High School, a member of the Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church and a member of the American Legion. He was a disabled Veteran, having served with the Navy in WW II.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Nora Benford Greeme of Pompano Beach, three sons, William Eugene Greene of Atlanta;l Cecil Greene of Texas, David W. Greene of Jacksonville, Fla., two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence I. Briest of Pompano Beach; Mrs. John Finney of Bessemer City, N.C.; one brother. C. J. Greene of Oglethorpe and nine grandchildren.
Burial will be at ANDERSONVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY. The family will meet at the home of Mr., and Mrs. C. J. Greene in Oglethorpe.
Funeral arrangements are by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 9, 1954

MRS. THADDEUS GILMORE [Betty Tom Souter] GREEN, III

Final Rites Held Sunday For Mrs. T. Gilmore Greene. [microfilmed on curve - Hard to read]

Mrs. Thaddeus Gilmore Greene of Atlanta, the former Miss Betty Tom Souter of Montezuma, was fatally injured in a traffic accident near Thomaston early Friday night. A bride of six weeks, Mrs. Greene was a member of the faculty at the North Fulton High School in Atlanta.

The daughter of Mrs. Tommie __ Souter and James Lester Souter, she was born in Warm Springs on February 13, 1929. She was graduated from Randolph-Macon Woman's College and was a member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. She was a member of the Montezuma Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband; her parents; and one brother, Lt. James Lester Souter, Jr. of Wichita, ___.Interment was in FELTON'S CEMETERY. Smith-Tindol Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Betty Tom Souter, wife of T. Gilmore Greene, III [February 13, 1929 - September 3, 1954] is buried in Felton's Cemetery beside her father, James Lester Souter [1900 - 1960] See his obit.


OBITS     FOR     JUNE     2003

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. October 23, 1958

 WALTER     HENRY     GREEN

 Tractor Accident Fatal To Walter Henry Green, 18.

  Walter Henry Green, 18, of Route 1, Oglethorpe, died Monday in a Montezuma hospital from injuries received several days ago when he fell off a tractor.

  Funeral services were held Tuesday in the First Baptist Church of Unadilla. The Rev. A. B. Hosea officiated and burial was in BODREY CEMETERY near Unadilla.

  Survivors include his Mother, Mrs. Lesie Green Odom; two brothers, David S. Green and Cecil Green of Oglethorpe; two sisters, Bessie Green of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Mary Pippins of Jacksonville, Fla.; and several aunts and uncles.

  Gardner Watson Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.


Macon County Citizen - Montezuma Georgian [Merged Oct. 1931]   June 2, 1932

WIMBERLEY  MORTON  GREEN

Funeral Services For Little Wilbur Green Held Sunday.
Oglethorpe, Ga. June 2 - Funeral services for little Wilbur Green,
fifteen months old son of Mr. and Mrs. _. M. Green of Ideal, were
held from the Baptist Church there Sunday afternoon conducted by
Rev. J. A. Jenkins.  He was assisted by Rev. W. E. De____. 
he little child was only ill a few days and died of pneumonia. 
Interment was in the IDEAL CEMETERY.  D. C. Smith was
in charge of the funeral arrangements.

[Note:  Wimberley Morton Green [March 5, 1931 - May 27, 1932]
is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside Robert C. Greene "Daddy" [1892 - 1963]
Obit & Clemmie L. Green "Mama"  [1892 - 1972]

 


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.         April 14, 1960

 MRS. JAMES M.  {May  Rhoades]  BAKER  GREENE

 Funeral services for Mrs. May Rhoades Baker Greene, 81, of Oglethorpe, were
held in the Seventh-day Adventist Church on Sunday afternoon, April 10th. 
Mrs. Greene was born in Eldridge, New York, educated in this country, married
to the Rev. James M. Baker of the Northern Baptist Church, and went to
India as a young woman. 
She and her husband were stationed in Ongole, in
South India
,
where they labored as missionaries for more than forty years.
 

Upon the death of her husband, Mrs. Baker returned to this country and was
later married to Joseph C. Greene and they lived in California for a number
of years, and it was there that Mrs. Greene became a Seventh-Day Adventist. 
She was a devoted Christian, a hard worker, a gifted and enthusiastic speaker, and a faithful companion.

 The Greene's moved from the west coast, to Georgia , some five or six
years ago and made their home near Oglethorpe.  Declining years
brought deafness, and almost total blindness to Mrs. Greene, but
she was a noble woman and a patient sufferer.

 She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, Joseph C. Greene of Oglethorpe;
a daughter, Mrs. Mildred White; a son, Albert M. Baker of Jackson Gap,
Alabama ;
three grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 Pastor Kenneth Harding of Macon, District Leader of the Seventh-day Adventist Church ,
officiated at the services Sunday afternoon and burial was in the

SEVENTH-DAY-ADVENTIST
CHURCH CEMETERY
in Oglethorpe.  Smith-Tindol was in charge.

 [Note: May R. Green – Born May 3, 1878 – Died April 8, 1960 is buried
in the
Seventh-Day-Adventist Church Cemetery ]


Newspaper Unknown - From Guelda's Macon County Obit Collection December 2000

MORGAN DURHAM 'Doc" GREENE, SR.

Morgan D. "Doc:" Greene, Sr., 72, of Butler, died Thursday, December 7, 2000.
Funeral services were Saturday, December 9, at 11 am at Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church in Ideal, Ga. with Rev. Sydney Jones and Rev. Perry Wainwright officiating. Burial was in the IDEAL CITY CEMETERY.
He was born in Macon County and was a retired farmer. He was a member of Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Hazel Hardage Greene of Butler; children; Morgan Durham Greene, Jr.
of Butler, Thomas Marlowe Greene of Butler, Mary Jane Kanazawa of Oglethorpe, Lottie Sue Barfield of Albany, Martha Ellen Tiencken of Reynolds and Sally Diane Clark of Albany; brothers, Ray Greene of Oglethorpe and George Greene of Milledgeville; sisters, Mary Ann Layfield of Ideal; eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Watson Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Morgan D. Greene - Born July 12, 1928 - Died 12-7-2000 is buried in Ideal Cemetery.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 17, 1972

MRS. ROBERT C. [Clemmie Lockwood] GREENE

Graveside services for Mrs. Clemmie Lockwood Greene, 79, of Ideal were held Wednesday, February 9, 1972 from the LOCKWOOD-IDEAL CEMETERY in Ideal. Elder John Mangham and Elder Kermit Nobles officiated and the following served as pallbearers: Neal Greene, Raymond Greene, Jr. Joe Greene, Melvin Layfield, Billy Layfield, Bobby Layfield.
Mrs. Greene, a lifelong resident of Macon County, passed away February 8, after a lengthy illness.
She is survived by six sons, W. W. Greene of Butler, Raymond Greene and Martin Ray Greene of Oglethorpe, M. D. Greene of Butler, George Greene of Ideal and Lewis Greene of Perry; one daughter, Mrs. Monroe Layfield, Jr. of Ideal; one sister, Mrs. Ellis Taylor of Ideal; seventeen grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Clemmie L. Greene - Born 1892 - Died 1972 is buried in Lockwood-Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, Robert C. Greene [1892 - 1963] See his obit.

Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. October 14, 1971


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

MRS. CHARLES A. [Laleah P. Simmons] GREER

Mrs. Charles A. Greer Passes After Long Illness; Rites Friday.
Funeral services were held Friday, October 31, 1958 at the Oglethorpe Methodist Church for Mrs. Charles A. Greer, wife of the late Dr. Charles A. Greer.
She had spent most of her life as a resident of Oglethorpe and was a membner of the Methodist church and the U.D.C.
The Rev. L. E. Williams, the Rev. Steve Johnson and the Rev. H. H. Sheppard officiated. Burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY with Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.
Pallbearers were Dr. T. M. Adams, Dr. J. Fred Adams, Johnnie Williams, Dennis Riddle, Jack Ellis, Julian Webb, Jack Rodgers and Martin Shealy.
Survivors include seven neices, Mrs. Tom Hollis, Sr. of Buena Vista, Mrs. Brannon Rice of Athens, Mrs. F. G. Guerry and Mrs. R. C. Collier, Jr. of Montezuma, Major Corene Brooks of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. H. G. Conner, Jr. of Lake Wales, Fla.; and Mrs. R. D. Johnson of San Leurden, Calif.

[Note: Laleah P. Simmons, wife of Charles A. Greer - Born April 24, 1874 - Died October 30, 1958 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Charles A. Greer, M.D. [Dec. 31, 1874 - Oc. 9, 1941] See his obit.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 10, 1986

CLAUDE WILSON GREER

Claude Wilson Greer, 25, of Byromville, Georgia, died Saturday, September 6, 1986 in the Dooly Medical Center, Vienna, Georgia. Funeral services were held at 11 am. Monday. September 8, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Homer. Burial was in OLIVER CEMETERY in Byromville, Georgia. Dr. Alvin H. Brackett and the Rev. Jesse Springer officiated.
Mr. Greer was born December 16, 1960 in Sumter County, a son of Fleming Greer and Mary Lee Hannah Greer. He lived in Dooly County all of his life, was a carpenter and a member of Dooling Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, survivors are his wife, Johnnie Ruth Payne Greer of Cumming, Ga.; a son, Justin Wilson Greer of Dooling, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. Linda G. Rogers of Marshallville, Miss Nancy Greer of Dooling; a brother, Randy Lee Greer of Ty Ty, Ga.; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. V. O. Hannah, Sr. of Unadilla.

[Note: Claude Wilson Greer - Born December 16, 1960 - Died - September 6, 1986 is buried in Oliver Cemetery in Dooly County, on Hwy 90, south of Montezuma.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 7, 1980

MRS. GRANT LEE [Ozella Lawhorne] GREER

Mrs. Ozella Lawhorne Greer.

Mrs. Ozella Lawhorne Greer, age 77, died Friday, May 2nd in Magnolia Manor Nursing Center in Americus, Ga. Funeral services were held at 3:30 pm Sunday, May 4th in Montezuma United Methodist Church. Rev. Joe Porterfield officiated and burial was in FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma, Ga.

Mrs. Greer was a native of Worth Co., Ga. but had lived here 53 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Montezuma United Methodist Church.

Surviving Mrs. Greer are her husband, Grant Lee Greer of Montezuma, Ga.; a brother, Marvin Lawhorne of Sytlvester, Ga.; a sister, Mrs. Ray Dawson of Sylvester; and several nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers - Not copied. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Ozella L. Greer [October 11, 1902 - May 2, 1980] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, Grant Lee Greer [October 17, 1902 - August 23, 1983]


Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. October 14, 1971

 JACK  HAYES  GREGORY, 52.

 Jack Hayes Gregory, 52, died October 9, 1971 in Charlotte, N. C. after a long illness.  Services were held  Monday in Fort Valley First Baptist Church with burial in OAKLAWN CEMETERY.

  Mr. Gregory a native of Bibb County, is survived by his widow, Mrs. Kathryn Gregory of Charlotte.  Mrs. Gregory is the former Kathryn Bartlett of Montezuma; two daughters, Mrs. Jackie Keyes of Macon and Miss Darlene Gregory of Charlotte; two sons; Chip Gregory of Macon and Gary Gregory of Charlotte; mother, Mrs. Maggie G. Sayers of Gray; a sister, Mrs. Z. T. Bateman of Macon and two brothers, James Gregory and Marshall Gregory, both of

Macon .

[Note:  Anyone knowing the Bartlett Family of Montezuma that his widow, Kathryn [Bartlett] Gregory is a part of, PLEASE RESPOND.]


MANY THANKS to Helen Hudson for submitting this obit.

JESSICA ANN GREER


The Daily Sun, Warner Robins, Houston County, Georgia Tuesday September 19, 1989

JESSICA GREER
Jessica Greer, age 2, daughter of Jimmy and Vonda Sharp of Oglethorpe and formerly of Warner Robins, died Monday in Decatur.
Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by McCullough Funeral Home.

Wednesday September 20, 1989

JESSICA ANN GREER
Jessica Ann Greer, 2, of 404 Randolph St., Oglethorpe, Ga., died Monday in an Atlanta Hospital.
She is survived by her parents, Jimmy and Vonda Sharp of Oglethorpe; one sister, Leslie Ann Sharpe (sic) of Oglethorpe; one brother, Randy Sharpe, of Oglethorpe; maternal grandparents, Bruno Lewallen and Arrie Lewallen, both of Warner Robins; paternal grandparents, Alfred A. and Linda Sharp, both of Jasper.
Graveside services will be today at 4 p.m. in Magnolia Park Cemetery in Warner Robins.
McCullough Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Henrietta Egleston Hospital for Children, Heart Research and Education Fund, 1405 Clifton Rd., NE, Atlanta, GA 30322


 

 

Obits for March 2003

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    July 23, 1942

 SGT.  JOHN   T.   GREER

 Sgt. John T. Greer Reported Missing Since Corregidor.

  One of Macon County’s best loved families is distressed and heartsick this week over the news that their son and brother, Sgt. John T. Greer of Oglethorpe has been missing since the fall of Corregidor on May 7th.  No word has come out of the Japanese held Phillipines since that last desperate day, and not even Red Cross communication has been established.  How many men perished, how many were wounded and how many taken prisoner, has not been told.  It is a though the islands, with their thousands of American soldiers, had been submerged in the ocean through some catastrophic upheaval from the inner world.

  Word came to the Greer family, who were concerned because of no letters or news month after month, after they went to Vienna last week to interview Senator Walter F. George. Senator George promised to investigate the matter immediately, and upon his return to Washington, got in touch with the War Department. The message from the War Department to J. L. Greer of Oglethorpe, John’s father, said simply that he was “missing”.

  Brothers and sisters in the Greer family are: Rudolph Greer of Albany, Mrs. Callie Greer Wellborn of Oglethorpe; Mrs. Edwin Clapp of Byron, Grant Lee Greer of Montezuma; Mrs. Watt Brown of Montezuma; Mrs. Lamar Woodward of Augusta; Felton Freer of U.S. Navy yards at Norfolk, Va.

[Note: S/Sgt. J. T. Greer [2-2-1912 – 4-12-1942] Killed On Battaan, WWII is buried in RED HILL CEMETERY beside his parents: Willie Singletary Greer , wife of J.L.Greer [2-4-1874 – 2-9-1934] Obit & John Lemuel Greer [3-24-1869 – 8-28-1951] Obit]



THE MACON COUNTY NEWSLEADER - Montezuma, Ga. May 1, 2003

GEORGE BENJAMIN "Bennie" GREENE

George Benjamin "Bennie: Greene, 81, of Milledgeville, -passed away Thursday, April 24, 2003. Funeral services were held Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m. in the LOCKWOOD CEMETERY in Ideal. Elder Dennis Johnson officiated.

Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Robert Clarence Greene and Clemmie Lockwood Greene. He was a logger and was of the Primitive Baptist Faith. He was a World War II Veteran serving the U.S.Navy.

He is survived by his brother, Martin Ray Greene of Oglethorpe, sister, Mary Ann Layfield of Ideal, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma had charge of arrangements.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 5, 1961

JAMES ALTON GRESHAM [Picture]

Final Rites Held Saturday For J. A. Gresham, 56.
Following the Rebel football game Thursday night, September 28, James Alton Gresham, a member of the Montezuma police force who was directing traffic at the second gate, suffered a sudden heart attack and died instantly.
Gresham, who was 56 and a native of Macon County, was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Montezuma, Travelers' Rest Masonic Lodge, Harmony Chapter O.E.S. and the Peach Officers Association of Georgia.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Inez McInvale Gresham; one daughter, Donna Gresham of Montezuma; six sisters, Mrs. W. D. Kelly of Oglethorpe; Mrs. Clovis Fowler of Hawkinsville; Mrs. Lee Barfield of Ideal; Mrs. Ernest W. Fowler of Warm Springs; and Mrs. H. C. Lassiter of Atlanta;a two brothers, W. E. Gresham of Vienna and W. L. Greshan of Byromville.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the Montezuma Baptist Church with the pastor, The Rev. C. G. Ward, and the Rev. Melvin York of Oglethorpe, officiating.
Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY with Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in charge. Pallbearers and Honorary pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: James Alton Gresham - Born May 26, 1905 - Died September 28, 1961 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery]
 

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 19, 1999

RAY LYNWARD GRESHAM

Ray Lynward Gresham, 57, of Montezuma, passed away Wednesday, May 12, 1999. Funeral services were held Saturday at 2 pm in First Baptist Church of Montezuma. Burial followed in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Dr. Lamon Brown and Dr. Randy Gregg officiated.
Born in Dooly County, he was the son of the late Elmer Lee Gresham, Sr. and Bessie Fowler. He was a member of the First Baptist Church, Baracca Sunday School Class. The Macon County Farm Bureau. He was President of the Montezuma Lions Club. He was the Vice President of the Columbus Bank and Trust in Montezuma and was employed for 35 years.
He is survived by his wife, Roberta Thrasher Gresham of Montezuma, children, Andrea Sumner of Brunswick, Allison Claire Gresham of Montezuma, April Buckley of Boston, Mass., brother, Wilmer Lee Gresham, Jr. of Byromville; sisters; Lillian Baggs of Macon, Betty Elder of Yulee, Florida, June Smith of Unadilla.
In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund, 207 N. Dooly Street, Montezuma, Georgia, or to the Montezuma Lions Club Eye Bank, C/o Frank Kelly, P. O. Box 637, Montezuma, Georgia 312063.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 31, 1945

JUDGE WARREN GRICE

Final Rites Tuesday For Judge Grice Of Supreme Court.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, May 29, at Willow Lake Near Marshallville for Judge Warren Grice, 70, who died at the Delamanter Apartments in Atlanta Sunday afternoon after an illness of several weeks. Burial was in MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY.

A native of Perry, Judge Grice rose to become one of the State's legal figures, and was a prominent attorney in Macon before going to the Supreme Court. He was born in 1875, the son of the late W. L. Grice and Mattie Virginia Warren Grice. A graduate of Mercer University, he started to practice law at Hawkinsville in 1894. He was attorney general of Georgia in 1914 and 1915, and was president of the Gerorgia Bar Association in 1927.

He was appointed to the Supreme Court by Governor Rivers in 1937; was re-elected for two terms. His present term would have expired January 1, 1947.

Surviving Judge Grice are his widow, the former Miss Clara Elberta Rumph; two daughters, Miss Ruth and Miss Elia Grice, both of Atlanta; two sons, Lieut. Benning M. Grice, USNR, now in service in the Pacific, and Samuel R. Grice of Marshallville; and one grandson, B. M. Grice, Jr. of Macon.

Services were held at his home at Willow Lake, Dr. J. E. Sammons, Pastor of Vineville Baptist Church in Macon, officiating, assisted by the Rev. C. E. Means, pastor of the Marshallville Baptist Church.[Rev. C.E.Means was actually pastor of the Marshallville Methodist Church].

Pallbearers and Honorary Escort - Not Copied.

The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Warren Grice [December 6, 1875 - May 27, 1945] Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia is buried in the Marshallville Cemetery beside his wife, Clara Elberta Rumph, wife of Warren Grice [July 14, 1875 - May 28, 1952] See her Obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 17, 1994

MRS. CHARLIE L. [Doris Smith] GRIFFIN, SR.

Mrs. Doris Smith Griffin, 85, of 601 Travelers Rest Road, Montezuma, died Monday, August 8, 1994 in Flint River Community Hospital.
Services were held at 2 pm Wednesday, August 10, in CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH near Montezuma, with burial in the CHURCH CEMETERY.
The Rev. Keith Alderman officiated.
Mrs. Griffin was born July 10, 1909 in Calhoun, Ga., the daughter of Jessie P. Smith and Addie Poarch Smith. She had resided in Montezuma for the past 53 years, moving from Eva, Alabama. She was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church, retired from Southern Frozen Foods in Montezuma and the wife of the late C. L. Griffin, Sr.
Survivors are four sons, C. L. Griffin, Jr. of Oglethorpe, Howard Griffin of Reynolds, Melvin Hughes Griffin of Sandersville, Henry Newton Griffin of Waynesboro; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Mae Holloway of Albany; two sisters, Mrs. Rena Layfield of Pinehurst, Mrs. Madeline Tyler of Americus, a number of nieces and nephews, 12 grandchildren and twn great grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funetral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Citizens & Teorgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 2004

E. J. GRIFFIN

Mr. E. J. Griffin, 75, of Oglethorpe, Georgia passed away Sunday, August 1, 2004. Funeral services were held at 11 am on Wednesday, August 4, in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Burial followed in the BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK. Rev. Rex Odom officiated.
Visitation was Tuesday night from 7-9 at the funeral home.
Mr. Griffin was born in Corning, Arkansas on February 11, 1929. He was a self-employed heavy equipment operator. He was a member of New Life Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife: Christine Griffin of Oglethorpe; sons, Larry Griffin of Arkansas and Gary Griffin of Texas; daughters; Dorothy Woodard of Oglethorpe and Rhonda Ermert of Arkansas; brother: Sterlin Griffin of Arkansas; sister: Dena Payne of Missouri, Irene Nettle of Arkansas and Loraine Goodway and Kathern Wilson of Missouri; and five grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma had charge of funeral arrangements.

[Note: E. J. Griffin - Born - February 11, 1929 - Died - August 1, 2004 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery [Part B-Section 3-Row 1-7]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 20, 1964

SANDRA DENISE GRIFFIN

Infant Dies of Wreck Injuries

Graveside services for Sandra Griffin, three week old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Griffin of Vienna, were held Sunday afternoon, February 16, at CEDAR VALLEY CEMETERY, Montezuma. The Rev. Warren officiated.

The infant died Friday of injuries received in an automobile accident within the Byromville city limits. Her mother, the former Pauline Jones of Dooly County, was also injured in the accident.

In addition to her parents, the little girl is survived by three sisters and brothers. Her paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Griffin of Montezuma.

[Note: Sandra Denise Griffin [January 22, 1964 - Februar 14, 1964] is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside Thomas Winford Griffin [July 7, 1947 - November 12, 1954]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 18, 1954

TOMMY WINFRED GRIFFIN

First Grader Fatally Injured In Accident; Ritges Held Sunday.

Funeral services for Tommy Winfred Griffin, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Griffin of Montezuma, were held Sunday afternoon at Cedar Valley Baptist Church, the Rev. Otho Pirkle officiating. Burial was in CEDAR VALLEY CEMETERY.

The youngster was killed Friday shortly after being dismissed from school for the afternoon, when a runaway car pinned him against a tree on the playground. Although the emergency brake was found set after the accident, the car had rolled down a slope onto the playground.

Serving as pallbearers were Gary Vinson, William Raper, Kenneth Williams, Lloyd Gottman. The Smith-Tindol Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Survivors besides the parents are four brothers, C. L. Griffin, U. S. Marine Corps, Howard Griffin of Drayton, Newton Griffin and Melvin Griffin, both of Montezuma; a sister, Miss Ruth Mae Griffin, and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Smith, all of Montezuma.

[Note: Thomas Winford Griffin [July 7, 1947 - November 12, 1954] "Tommy" is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery


Mrs. W. J. [Bettie W.] Griffin

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. January 6, 1928
DEATH OF MRS. W. J. GRIFFIN
Many were the sad hearts in Oglethorpe, when it became known that the spirit of Mrs. W. J. Griffin had left its tenement of clay, in the early morning of Dec. 26, 1927, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Neisler at Reynolds, Ga.
While Mrs. Griffin had been a sufferer for years, yet her
deaht was quite unexpected to her loved ones, and a shock to her friends, when the end came peacefully just after the anniversary of the birth of her Lord and Master whom she had served so faithfully.
In all her sufferings, Mrs. Griffin was patient and resigned and never murmured nor complained at her lot and when her friends would visit her she was always cheerful and interested in the affairs of life and in the home she was an inspiration to her loved ones and a joy to her grandchildren.
She was a lifelong member of the Oglethorpe Methodist church and led a quiet, great, unassuming christian life. She was the wife of the late W. J. Griffin, a pioneer citizen of Oglethorpe, who preceded her to the grave several years ago. She leaves one son, Mr. W. J. Griffin, of this place, and a daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Neisler of Reynolds. Two brothers, J. B. Williams of Oglethorpe and George Williams of Montezuma.


William Joel Griffin

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. October 31, 1919
MR. W. J. GRIFFIN BURIED SUNDAY -
[Note: The article is so dim that I cannot read any of it. It is on the front
page and a very lengthy obit. I plan to check at the courthouse Probate
Office to see if they have a copy.
[Note: William Joel Griffin - Born December 15, 1856 -
Died October 25, 1919 is buried in the Oglethorpe Cemetery
beside his wife, Bettie W. Griffin [1857-1927]


MRS. DOUGLAS G. [Hazel Hill] GRIGGERS

Services Held For Mrs. Hazel Hill Griggers, 74, of Montezuma.
Mrs. Hazel Hill Griggers, 74, of 708 Milford Street, Montezuma
died Monday, December 24, 1990 in the Oaks Nursing Home, 
Marshallville, Georgia. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m
Thursday, December 27, in the First Baptist Church. Dr. Randy 
Gregg officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL 
PARK CEMETERY.
Mrs. Griggers, the daughter of the late Mose Hill and Dovey Shirah Hill
was born in Macon County, Georgia, January 2, 1916. She was a life long resident of
Macon County, a member of the First Baptist Church and retired from Montezuma Knitting Mill.
Survivors are her husband, Douglas G. Griggers of Montezuma, a so
Douglas G. Griggers, Jr. of Houston, Texas, a grandson, Erick Griggers of Houston, Texas.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Hazel H. Griggers - Born January 2, 1916 - Died December 24, 1990 
s buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, 
Douglas G. Griggers [Sept. 27, 1915 - January 8, 1992]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 15, 1992

DOUGLAS GUSSIE GRIGGERS

Funeral Services For Douglas G. Griggers, 76, of Montezuma
Mr. Douglas Gussie Griggers, 76, of 708 Milford St., Montezuma, died Wednesday, January 8, 1992 
in the Gwinnett Medical Center, Lawrenville, Georgia.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 11, in the First Baptist Church, Montezuma. 
Dr. Randy Gregg officiated and burial was held in the BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Mr. Griggers was born September 27, 1915 in Macon County, Georgia, where he lived 
for all of his life. He was the son of L. W. Griggers and Jennie Chambley Griggers. 
He was a member of the First Baptist Church, an Army Veteran of World War II and 
retired from Southern Frozen Foods, Montezuma. He was the husband of the late Hazel Hill Griggers.
Survivors are a son, Douglas G. Griggers, Jr. of Atlanta; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Parks of
Montezuma, Mrs. Fannie Mae Cromer of Oglethorpe, a grandson, Erick Griggers of 
Houston, Texas, a great-granddaughter, Cassie Evonne Griggers of Montezuma.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Douglas G. Griggers - Born September 27, 1915 - Died January 8, 1992 
buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Hazel Hill Grigger
 [1-2-1916 - Dec. 24, 1990] See her Obit.

Citizens & Georgian - Oglethorpe, Ga. March 12, 1953
MRS. LEILA ODOM GRIGGERS BURIED AT PINE LEVEL
Mrs. Leila Odom Griggers, age 64, died at her home near Ellaville last Sunday afternoon after an illness of several years. She was born in Macon County in 1888 and had spent most of her life in Macon County, having lived in Schley County for the past 20 years.
She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Vera Cromer and Mrs. Susie Grinsley of Ellaville, and Mrs. Mildred Matthews of Columbus; three sons, Sammy Odom of Ellaville, Clemon Odom of Oglethorpe and Howard Odom of Columbus; three step-daughters, Mrs. Fannie Cromer of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Ruby Park of Montezuma and Mrs. Estelle Cromer of Ellaville; three stepsons, Ernest Griggers, Hayward Griggers and Douglas Griggers, all of Montezuma; one sister, Mrs. Lila Parks of Montezuma; and three brothers, Lester Shirah of Ellaville, Milton Shirah of Montezuma and Walter Shirah of Seville.
Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the Pine Level Methodist Church with the Rev. W. J. Childree officiating. Burial was in the Pine Level Cemetery.
Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge.
[Note:Leila Odom - Born October 21, 1888 - Died March 8, 1953 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside her first husband, Allan Odom [Feb. 6, 1884 - Jan. 10, 1925]
[Note: She was a daughter of Thomas Shirah and his wife, Oda Hill Shirah]


 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 14, 1968

GROGAN - JOHNSON

DAVID HENRY "PAT" GROGAN OBITUARY

David Henry [Pat] Grogan, 85, died Wednesday, March 6th at
Riverside Hospital in Montezuma after an extended illness.
Mr. Grogan was born in Atlanta and later moved to Macon County
where he lived until his death. He was a concrete finisher and a
member of the Church of Christ of Oglethorpe. Graveside services
were held Thursday, March 7th, in the Oglethorpe Cemetery with the
Rev. Charles McLendon officiating. He is survived by his wife,
Mrs. Ida Johnson Grogan. [Note: David H. Grogan - Born - 1882 Died 3-6-1968 is
buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Ida J. Grogan [1894 - 1970]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 16, 1989

MRS. JAMES OLIVER [Elizabeth Vincent] GROGAN

Graveside Services for Mrs. Elizabeth Vincent Grogan, 78 of Montezuma.
Mrs. Elizabeth Vincent Grogan, 78, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Tuesday, August 8, 1989, in the Montezuma Health Care Center. Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, August 9, in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. The Rev. Jack Neill and Freddie Wheeler officiated.
Mrs. Grogan was born in Clay County, Alabama, June 5, 1911, the daughter of John and Jessie Vincent. She had resided in Macon County for the past seventy years, was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church and the wife of the late James Oliver Grogan. She was retired from Vanta Mills.
Survivors are a son, James Kenneth Grogan of Montezuma, a brother, John L Vincent of Macon.
Pallbearers: Walt Jackson, Roy Windham, Herman Layfield, James Fergason, Marvin Edwards, Edmund Layfield and Mack Bartlett.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of Arrangements.

[Note: Elizabeth V. Grogan - Born 1911 - Died 1989 is buried in buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, James Oliver Grogan [11-20-1901 - 7-6-1966]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 25, 1972

FRANK GUERRY

The military funeral of Frank Guerry, formerly of Montezuma, who died Tuesday, May 16, 1972 in Valdosta was held Thursday, May 18, in Quitman, Ga.
After retiring from the Air Force he had made his home in Quitman with a sister, Mrs. L. A. Smith, and was employed by the state as a meat inspector.
Other survivors include W. H. Guerry of Montezuma, Edward Guerry of Vienna, two sisters, Mrs. D. C. Snowden of Pine Apple, Alabama, Mrs. Oscar Moorer of Evergreen, Alabama and many nieces and nephews, including Mrs. DeWitt Gottman of Montezuma.


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.     May 19, 1976

 WILLIAM   HARRISON    GUERRY,   SR,

 William Harrison Guerry, who is recent years served as Judge of the Small C
laims Court and Clerk of the Macon County Commissioners and who, previously had been for
47 years an employee at the Montezuma Post office, was buried Friday afternoon, May 14, in
FELTON
CEMETERY
following a funeral ceremony at the
Montezuma
United Methodist Church
.

 Mr. Guerry’s death was sudden, the result of a heart attack Wednesday, May 12. 
He was 74 years old, having been born in Georgetown , Ga. in 1902. 
He moved to Evergreen, Al. at an early age, then to Montezuma when 14 years old.

 The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Guerry.  Surviving him are his wife,
Mrs. Martha Elizabeth Hamilton Guerry; one son, William Harrison Guerry, Jr. of Lenexa ,
Kansas
; two great-granddaughters, Barbara and Beth Guerry; three sisters,
rs. L. A. Smith of Quitman , Ga. , Mrs. D. C. Snowden of Pine Apple, Al.,
Mrs. Oscar Moorer of Monroeville, Al.; a brother, M. Edward Guerry of
Vienna and many nieces and nephews.

[Note: William Harrison Guerry – Born September 29, 1902
 Died May 12, 1976 is buried in Felton Cemetery


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 17, 1971

MRS. ULVA F. [Rebecca Satterfield] GUNTER

Mrs. Rebecca S. Gunter - Funeral Notice
Funeral services for Mrs. Rebecca Satterfield Gunter of Montezuma were held from the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, Monday, June 7, 1971. Dr. A. C. Martin and Dr. Jimmy Hammond officiated. Graveside services were held at ROSWELL GEORGIA CEMETERY.
Mrs. Gunter passed away June 6, in a local Nursing Home. She was a native of Lumpkin County, Georgia but had resided here since 1943.
Survivors include one brother, Dan J. Satterfield of Montezuma; three sisters-in-law, Mrs. John Satterfield of Montezuma, Mrs. A. K. Satterfield of Winder and Mrs. Ben Satterfield of Americus. Among a number of nieces are Mrs. Jack Grizzle, Mrs. Edith Dykes, Mrs. Julian Ransom, Mrs. Joe Hill, Mrs. Earl Jones, all of Montezuma, Mrs. John Harbuck and Mrs. Amanda Lamberth, both of Marshallville.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 28, 1943

MARY OREOLA GUEST

Infant Daughter of W. H. Guests Buried.

Funeral services were held last Thursday afternoon at the graveside in the FELTON CEMETERY for Mary Oreola Guest, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Guest, who died late Wednesday night at the Macon County Clinic.

Frail since her birth, the baby was nearly two months old. Surviving are her parents, a brother, Harold Guest, Jr. and a sister, Martha Ann Guest.

The Rev. George M. Ray of the Montezuma Baptist Church and the Rev. B. A. Pafford of the Montezuma Methodist Church conducted the services which were attended only by relatives and a few intimate friends.

[Note: Mary Oreola Guest, daughter of Walter Harold & Claudia Cheves Guest [August 16, 1943 - October 20, 1943] is buried in Felton Cemetery in the Cheves Family lot.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 12, 1987

MRS. HAROLD [Genevieve Williams] PRIEHS GUEST

Mrs. Genevieve Williams Priehs Guest, 87 of Ideal, Georgia, died Friday, August 7, 1987 in the Macon County Medical Center. Services were held at 1 PM Sunday, August 9, in the OGLETHORPE SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, with Pastor Dale McConnell officiating. Burial was in the CHURCH CEMETERY.
Mrs. Guest, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winfield Williams, was born in Bedford County, Pennsylvania, June 6, 1900. She had resided in Macon County since 1943, moving from Miami. She was a retired dietcian with Montezuma High School and a member of the Oglethorpe Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Harold Guest; two sons, Calvin W. Priehs and Howard M. Priehs, both of Ideal; a daughter, Mrs. Marjorie Smith of Panama City, Florida, a brother, Irwin Williams of Portland, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Mitchel Priehs, Donna Burt, Matt and Gary Smith.
Pallbearers - Not Copied. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Genevieve Priehs Guest - Born June 6, 1900 - Died August 7, 1987 is buried in Seventh Day Adventist Church Cemetery beside her husband, Harold E. Guest [Dec. 25, 1891 - Nov. 12, 1989 and Henry John Priehs [July 1, 1883 - Nov. 16, 1960] See his obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 9, 1994

MRS. LEWIS [Eunice Patrick] GURR

Mrs. Eunice Patrick Gurr, 82, of Route 1, Box 142, Montezuma, died Sunday at her residence. Funeral services were held at 3 pm Monday, November 7, in the Dooling Baptist Church with burial in the SWEARINGEN CEMETERY. The Rev. Eddie Braswell will officiate.
Mrs. Gurr, a lifelong native of Dooly County, was born July 23, 1912, the daughter of Mr. Cornelius Anthony Patrick and Mrs. Alice Peterman Patrick. She is the widow of Mr. Lewis Gurr. Mrs. Gurr was a homemaker and a member of the Dooling Baptist Church.
Survivors: Daughter, Mrs. Rubye G. Griffin of Dooling, two grandchildren, Miss Melody Godfrey of Americus, Miss Joy Griffin of Dooling, son-in-law, Mr. Robbie Griffin of Dooling.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 9, 1994

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 16, 1987

IRVIN JORDAN GUY, JR.

Mr. Irvin Jordan Guy, Jr., 68, of Andersonville, Georgia, died Wednesday, September 9, 1987, in the Macon County Medical Center. Services were held at 11 AM, Friday, Septrember 11, in New Life Baptist Church, Oglethorpe, Georgia. The Revs. Jesse Springer and Homer Fowler officiated. Burial was in RIVERSIDE CEMETERY, Albany, Ga.
Mr. Guy, a native of Meriwether County, was born November 16, 1918, a son of Irvin Jordan Guy and Lizzie M Woodall Guy. He resided in Macon County most of his life, was a farmer and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors are his wife, Edna Roberts Guy, his mother, Lizzie Guy Pierce of Marshallville; four brothers, Albert J. Guy of Franklin, N.C., W. G. Guy, Sr. of Warner Robins, Herbert Guy of Butler, Charles M. Pierce of Andersonville; five sisters, Daisy Bone of Butler, Elizabeth English of Andersonville, Edith Barfield of Oglethorpe, Jane Sitzer of Warner Robins, Irene Gaultney of Reynolds.
Pallbearers were Robert Guy, Warren Guy, Danny Arthur, Don Piercve, Terry Pierce, Dennis Shaw. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


 

Newspaper Unknown - July 14, 2002 - From Guelda's Macon County Obit Collection

WILLIAM VINSON GUY

William Vinson Guy, 91, of Butler died Sunday, July 14, 2002 at Upson Regional Medical Center in Thomaston.
Graveside services were Tuesday, July 16, 2002 in the ELLAVILLE CEMETERY.
He was born March 16, 1911 in Schley County to John Thomas and Pearl Cromer Guy. In his early years, he farmed the family homeplace in Schley County with his brothers Shell and John Guy. He moved to Butler with his wife, Edyth in ther 1950's. In 1976 he retired as a foreman with the Georgia Department of Transportation. He was a longtime member and Deacon of Pleasant Hill Freewill Baptist Church in Schley County.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Edyth Mott Guy of Butler; three sisters, Earlene Guy Greene, Lozia Dee Guy Wall and Emily Mildred Guy Smith, all of Ellaville; two sisters-in-law, Sarah Moore and Verna F. Johnson of Ellaville and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; John Thomas and Pearl Cromer Guy; his sister, Mary Lois Guy Smith; two brothers, John Thelma [Shell] Guy and John Tinsley Guy.
Watson-Giddens Funeral Home of Ellaville was in charge of arrangements.


 

Newspaper Unknown - From Guelda's Obit Collection - Connected to Macon County Families

MRS. WILLIAM VINSON [Edyth Mott] GUY

Edyth Mott Guy, 89, of Butler died Monday, July 29, 2002 at Upson Regional Medical Center.
Funeral services were Thursday, August 1, 2002 at Watson-Giddens Funeral Home in Ellaville, Ga. Burial followed in ELLAVILLE CEMETERY.
She was born January 10, 913 in Schley County to the late Willie Fulford Mott and William Harvey Mott. She was a graduate of Georgia Southwestern and the University of Tennessee. For 40 years, she taught school in Taylor County. One of her greatest accomplishments was winning a state title, The Edyth Mott Guy Award, for FBLA members who win competition in Parliamentary Procedure.
She was a long time member of Pleasant Hill Freewill Baptist Church in Schley County.
She was preceded in death on July 14, 2002 by her husband, William Guy.
She is survived by her sister, Sarah Moore and four sister-in-law, Earlene Greene, Lozia Dee Wall, Emily Smith and Verna Johnson.
Watson-Giddens Funeral Home of Ellaville was in charge of arrangements.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 24, 1989

MRS. OTIS RAY [Eula Kitchens] GWYNES

Mrs. Otis [Eula] Gwynes, 86.
Mrs. Otis [Eula] Gwynes, age 86, of 111 Oglethorpe Street. Andersonville, Georgia died at The Oaks Nursing Home in Marshallville on Tuesday, May 16, 1989.
Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 1989 from the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Rev. Huie Holloway, Rev. Wayne Defore and Rev. Byron McEachern officiated.
Mrs. Gwynes was a native of Macon County, born October 22, 1902 and the daughter of the late Seabron Kitchens and Laura Ireland Kitchens. Mrs. Gwynes was the wife of the late Otis Gwynes, she was a homemaker and was a member of the Andersonville United Methodist church.
Survivors include one son, Ray Gwynes of Americus, Ga.; one granddaughter, Andrea Garr of Americus, Ga. and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
Hancock Funeral Home of Americus, Ga. was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Eula Kitchens Gwynes - Born October 22, 1902 - Died May 16, 1989 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Otis Ray Gwynes [Oct. 3, 1900 - Nov. 25, 1924]


 

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

MRS. GEORGE B. [Hattie/Hallie Esther Kelley] GWYNES

Funeral Services Held Tuesday for Mrs. Hattie Gwynes.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, August 15, for Mrs. Hallie Esther Gwynes, 66, who died at her residence in Andersonville, Ga. Monday morning.

Mrs. Gwynes has been a resident of Macon County for sixty-three years. She was born in Opelika, Ala. in 1878, the daughter of William and Sadie Kelley. She was a member of the Andersonville Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, George B. Gwynes, Sr.; one brother, H. K. Kelley of Doler, Ga.; three daughters, Mrs. F. H. Bender of Ft. Myers, Fla., Mrs. M. T. Green of Macon, Ga. and Mrs. C. H. Fincher of Americus, Ga.; and four sons, Dewey Lee Gwynes and O. R. Gwynes, both of Andersonville, R. H. Gwynes of Walden, Ga. and George B. Gwynes, Jr. of Albany, Ga. A. number of grandchildren also survive.

Services were conducted at the Andersonville Baptist Church and interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Esther Gwynes [1878 - 1944] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside a son, Dewey Lee Gwynes [December 9, 1899 - January 23, 1954]

 

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