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Gordon Henry Kellett


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 25, 1987

RICHARD TAKUICHI KANAZAWA

Mr. Richard T. Kanazawa, 68, of Montezuma, died Friday, February 10, 1987, in the Macon County Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 4 pm Sunday, February 22, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Father Patrick Adams officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Mr. Kanazawa was born April 7, 1918, in Seattle, Washington, the son of Sam Kanazawa and Hanako Shinkai Kanazawa. He was a retired industrial engineer with Keebler Company and Southern Frozen Foods. He was a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church and the Montezuma Lions Club. He served in the U. S. Coast Guard during World War II and was the husband of the late Margaret Ann Smith Kanazawa.
Survivors are two sons, Terry Kanazawa of Oglethorpe, Mike Kanazawa of Forsyth, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Oda of Gardena, Calif., Mrs. Frances Shur of Canoga Park, Calif., three brothers, John Nagafuchi, Dabo Nagafuchi, both of Los Angeles, Calif, Sumito Nagafuchi of Monterey Park, Calif, four grandsons, John and Jason Kanazawa of Oglethorpe, Dane and Wesley Kanazawa of Norcorss.
Pallbearers were Hugh Crook, Floyd Rooks, Butch Kelly, Gene Lacey, Dean Prickett, Arthur Pearson.

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 8, 1974

GORDON HENRY KELLETT

Gordon Henry Kellett of Montezuma, died early Sunday, August 4, 1974, at Riverside Hospital. He was 74 years of age, a retired farmer and had resided in Byromville and Montezuma all his life. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and has served as a Deacon for many years.
Funeral services were held at 2 PM Tuesday, August 6, at the First Baptist Church in Montezuma with interment at MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in MACON with Rev. Ken Bush and Rev. C. G. Ward, officiating. Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Surviving Mr. Kellett are his wife, Mrs. Dorothy Thomas Kellett of Montezuyma; one sister, Mrs. Ida Landress of Jacksonville, Florida.
Arrangements were by Watson-Mathews.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 8, 1993

MRS. JAMES CARROLL [Latrelle Landrum] KENNY

Mrs. Latrelle Landrum Kenney, 78, died Saturday, December 4, 1993, in St. Joseph Hospital, Augusta, Georgia.
A native of Oconee County, Mrs. Kenney was born July 13, 1915, the daughter of J. C. Landrum and Hattie Lovern Landrum. She was a homemaker, a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church and the wife of the late James Carroll Kenney.
Services were held at 2 pm Monday, December 6, in the Montezuma United Methodist Church, with burial in the FELTON CEMETERY. The Revs. Richard G. Aultman and C. Dick Reese, Jr. officiated.
Survivors are a son, the Rev. James C. Kenney of Waycross, two daughters, Mrs. Bette Jean Avera of Augusta and Mrs. Marie Lawrence of Perry, three sisters, Mrs. Blanche L. Day of Montezuma, Mrs. Mary Claire Hessinger of High Shoals, Ga. and Mrs. Myrtle Irby of Royston, Ga, eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Latrelle Landrum Kenney - Born - July 13, 1915 - Died - December 4, 1993 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, James Carroll Kenney [Sept. 9, 1912 - May 20, 1989] Obit They are buried in Section F- Row 20 Grave Nos. 1266 & 1267]

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  May 23, 1984 

MRS. MACK THOMPSON [Ruth  Robinson] KING

   Ruth King, 91, died Tuesday, May 15th in an Americus hospital.  Services were held at 11 am Thursday, May 17, in the chapel of Hancock Funeral Home.  Burial was in OAKLAWN CEMETERY in Fort Valley.  The Rev. Byron McEachern officiated.

  Mrs. King, a native of Macon County, had been employed by Stewart's Cafeteris for many years.  She and her husband were the original owners of King's Inn Restaurant and Motel.  She was a member of First Baptist Church.

  Survivors include several nieces and nephews, among them Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Spear of Americus, Vi Strong of Albany, Martha O'Steen of Jacksonville, Fla., Thompson King Spear of San Francisco and Frank Knapp of Fort Lauderdale.

 [Note:  Ruth Robinson King  -  Born October 31, 1892  -  Died May 15, 1984 is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery in Fort Valley beside her husband, Mack Thompson King [11-28-1889 - 7-2-1952]

[Note: I think that Ruth Robinson King is a daughter of John J. Robinson and Elizabeth [English] Robinson]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 12, 1951

 MRS. BETTY KLECKLEY BELOVED OGLETHORPE CITIZEN, PASSES SAT.

 Mrs. Betty Kleckley, beloved Oglethorpe citizen, passed away at her home
on Saturday afternoon at the age of 94. She had been an invalid for several
years, being confined to her bed most of the time.

 A life-long resident of Macon County, Mrs. Kleckley was born on October
21, 1856, the daughter of the late Mack and Eugenia Peek English. She was
the widow of the late Elisha J. Kleckley and the oldest member of the
Oglethorpe Lutheran Church, which she served faithfully as long as her
health permitted. [More of her activities - not copied]

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. W. F. Murray and Miss Ruth Kleckley,
both of Oglethorpe; two brothers, M. H. English and Sam J. English of
Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. Dan Kleckley of Oglethorpe, several
grandchildren and two great, great, grandchildren, representing five
generations.

 Funeral services were held at her home Sunday afternoon, conducted by The
Rev. Lloyd H. Seiler with burial in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
 Pallbearers - not copied. Smith Tindol was in Charge.

 [Note: Betty E. Kleckley - Born October 21, 1856 - Died April 7, 1951 is
buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Elisha J. Kleckley [ Jan.
3, 1854 - Nov. 14, 1917].

 


With reference to ROW 6 - David E. Kleckley Born December 18, 1849 - Died Oct. 14, 1891 which is what the Cemetery Marker on Row 6-225 shows. I have a picture to verify that info.

BUT - The Obituary for David E. Kleckley appeared in The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. on October 18, 1901, says that he died at his home in Lee County on Monday.

Laid to rest at the cemetery at Mount Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Leaves a wife & children, a brother, Mr. J. L. Kleckley of Fountainville and a half sister and a half brother, Mrs. D,. P. Coogle and Mr. D. W. Kleckley of this place.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  May 9, 1984

 MRS.   RICHARD   TAKUICHI   [Margaret  Ann  Smith]  KANAZAWA

   Mrs. Margaret Ann Smith Kanazawa, age 54, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Saturday, May 5, 1984 at her home.

  Graveside services were held at 4 pm Monday, May 7, in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.  Father Patrick Adams officiated.

  Mrs. Kanazawa, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harley C. Smith, was born January 6, 1930 in Columbus, Ohio.  She had resided in Montezuma for many years, was a homemaker and a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church.

  Survivors are her husband, Richard T. Kanazawa; two sons, Terry Kanazawa of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Mike Kanazawa of Lawrenceville, Georgia; four grandsons, John, Jason, Dane and Wesley Kanazawa; three sisters, Mrs. Betty Graham of Atlanta, Mrs. Kathleen Dicken and Mrs. Georgia Ferara, both of Columbus, Ohio, five brothers, Ted L. Smith, Robert E. Smith and Warren Smith, all of Columbus, Ohio, Harley C. Smith, Jr. of Anaheim, California, Ralph E. Smith of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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

 [Note:  Margaret Ann Smith Kanazawa  -  Born January 6, 1930  -  Died May 5, 1984 is buried in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery beside her husband, Richard Takuichi Kanazawa  [4-7-1918  -  2-20-1987]

 [Note: On the Front Page of this issue:  MONTEZUMA WOMAN DIES WHEN MOBILE HOME BURNS.  A Montezuma woman died early Saturday morning when fire destroyed the mobile home where she and her husband lived.

  Margaret Ann Smith Kanazawa, 54, was reportedly trapped inside the home when the fire started just after 8 am.  Her husband, Richard, who was outside when the fire started, tried to rescue his wife but was stopped by the flames and smoke, the Macon County Sheriff's Dept. reported.

  Mrs. Kanazawa died at the scene.  Her husband was treated for minor injuries.  In addition to the Sheriff's Dept, the Macon County EMS and Five Points Rural Fire Dept. responded to the blaze.

  The home was located on Drayton Road about five miles South of Montezuma.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 6, 1994

MISS BERTHA FRANCES KLECKLEY

Miss Bertha Frances Kleckley, age 87, of 109 Randolph Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 1994 at the Palmyra Nursing Home in Albany where she had resided for 3 1/2 years.
Funeral services were held at 11 am Friday, July 1, 1994, from the graveside at OGLETHORPE CEMETERY in Oglethorpe, Ga. Rev. John S. Sims and Rev. Charles A. Thompson officiated.
A native of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Miss Kleckley was born August 25, 1906, to the late Daniel Kleckley and the late Maxie English Kleckley. Having received her teaching certificate in 1925, Miss Kleckley was a 1940 graduate of G.W.C.W., which is now Georgia College, in Milledgeville. She taught elementary school for 35 years of which 30 years were in the Macon County School System, in fifth grade. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe, and a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Survivors include the following: Nieces and nephews, Fred Kleckley, Jr. and Daniel Kleckley of Atlanta; Mrs. Robert Jordan of Albany; Mrs. Jim McGee of Naples, Florida; Mrs. Frank Cates and Henry J. Kleckley, Jr. of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Jimmy Rodgers of Hueytown, Alabama; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Henry J. Kleckley, Jr. of Oglethorpe.
Memorials may be made to the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church of Oglethorpe. Hancock Funeral Home of Americus was in charge of arrangements.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 28, 1985

 WILLIE  B.   FOREST   KELLEY

Willie B. Forest Kelley, 75, of 2315 Ranchland Drive [Savannah], died Saturday, August 17, 1985, at Memorial Medical Center after a short illness.

  The Ideal native lived most of his life in Savannah. He was owner and operator of Kelley's Bookkeeping and Income Tax Service. He was a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, Alee Temple and Bull Street Baptist Church.

  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edna Zellner Kelley of Savannah; two sons, Michael D. Kelley of Stone Mountain and Thomas E. Kelley of Savannah; two daughters, Mrs. Mary K. Wilds and Mrs. Susan K. Wilson, both of Savannah; two sisters, Mrs. Katie Wood of Ideal and Mrs. Ruby Bray of Oglethorpe; eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

  Fox and Weeks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Burial place, UNKNOWN]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 27, 1983

KELLY FAMILY REUNION

Members of the MARK KELLY FAMILY met at the Lion's Clubhouse in Oglethorpe on Sunday, April 24, 1982. Those present were:
M/M Willie Kelley; M/M Billy Kelley and Kathy; M/M Homer Kelley; Mr. Carlton Kelley; Mrs. John H., Taylor; M/M Alvin Grant; Daniel H. Raburn; M/M Woodrow Hobbs; Mrs. J. C. Wadsworth, Sr.; M. John C. Wadsworth, Jr.; Mr. Artemis Law; M/M Charles Hogg, Walt, Beverly and Faith; Misses Lattrelle and Jennifer Barfield; M/M Larry Dorsey, Richard and Nancy; M/M. Grover C. Hobbs, Cleveland, Dennis and Heather; M/M Brown Hortman, Michael and Marsha, all of Oglethorpe, Ga.
Mrs. Laverne Edwards; M/M Leon C. Kelley and grandson, Robert, Richard and Sean of Orlando, Fla.
Mrs. Wallace Rabaurn and grandson, David, Jr. of Ft. Valley.
Russell Grant of Tallahassee, Fla. Carolyn Stephens of Atlanta, Ga.; Mrs. Mary Lashley, Mrs. Carolyn McLemore, Mavia, Al, Rich and Phillip; Mrs. Jeanette Folty and Shawn; Mrs. David Webb; M/M F. C. McKenzie, all of Americus, Ga.
Mrs. Mary Gibson of Leesburg, Ag., Mrs Kathleen Jones of Port St. Joe, Fla.; M/M Julian Raburn of Athens, Ga.; Mrs. Martha Joners, David and Warren of Montezuma, Ga.; M/M G. C. Hobbs; M/M Louie Hobbs of Reynolds, Ga.; Mrs. John H. Taylor, Jr., Tyler & Tiffany of Macon,Ga.; M/M Gene Simmons and Dana; Mrs. Alice McDaniel of Ideal, Ga. and Mrs. Elma L. Kelley Plummes of Clermont, Fla.
 

 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Georgia - January 7, 1987

MRS. ERNEST CARL [Leilus Hutchens] KELLY

Services for Mrs. Leilus Hutchens Kelly, 69, of Oglethorpe.
Mrs. Leilus Hutchens Kelley, 69, of Oglethorpe, Ga. died Thursday, January 1, 1987 in the Macon County Medical Center. Funeral services were held Friday, January 2, in Pine Level United Methodist Church with burial in PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY. The Rev. Earl Seckinger officiated.
Mrs. Kelley was born in Newnan, Ga., July 20, 1917, the daughter of General Lee Hutchens and OIthella Mae Smith Hutchens. She resided in Macon County most of her life, was a homemaker and a member of Pine Level United Methodist Church. She was the wife of the late Ernest C. Kelley.
Survivors are, two daughters, Mrs. Ernestine Walden of Montezuma, Mrs. Myrtice Jones of Ideal, a son, Carlton Kelley of Oglethorpe, a sister, Floria Carswell of Albany, five brothers, Billy Hutchens of Montezuma, Freeman Hutchens of Macon, Lanier Hutchens of White, G. L. Hutchens of Leslie, Maynard Hutchens of Americus, five grandchildren and one great- grandchild.
Pallbearers were, David Walden, Charles Hogg, Mark Kelly, Curtis Kelly, Billy Kelly and Mike Law.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home wsas in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Leilus Kelley - Born July 20, 1917 - Died January 1, 1987 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside her husband, Ernest C. Kelley [Oct. 18, 1905 =- May 26, 1965]

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 11, 1965

HENRY GRADY KITCHENS

Final Rites Held Monday For Grady Kitchens.
Funeral services for Henry Grady Kitchens, 75, who died Friday in a Montezuma hospital, were held at 11 a.m. Monday in Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe. The Rev. Lloyd Seiler, pastor, officiated and burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Not- Copied.
A life-long resident of Macon County, Mr. Kitchens lived in the Cut-Off Community near Oglethorpe. He was injured Thursday morning while loading cows on his farm. He was a farmer and a Veteran of World War I.
Survivorts include his wife, Mrs. H. G. Kitchens; five sons, Seaborn Lewis Kitchens of Oglethorpe, Maj. Grady E. Kitchens of Japan, Robert Lee Kitchens of Santa Fe. N. M. and Charles Ronald Kitchens and Jessie Thomas Kitchens, both of Andersonville; and three daughters, Mrs. William T. Athon of Desota, Ga., Mrs. Floyd Hayes Reynolds of Ozark, Ala. and Mrs. Robert Grizzle of Bonaire; a brother, Lester Kitchens of Americus; two sisters, Mrs. Otis Gwines and Mrs. Olin Holloway, both of Andersonville; and 19 grandchildren.

[Note: Henry Grady Kitchens - Born December 4, 1889 - Died Marh 5, 1965 - Georgia U. S. Army WWI. is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery ]
 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 12, 1971

MRS. HIRAM W. KNOWLTON

Mrs. Knowlton - Funeral Notice The funeral services for Mrs. H. W. Knowlton, 92, of 745 Wheatley St., Americus, who died Tuesday, August 3, after a long illness, were held Thursday at 3 pm from Hancock Funeral Home Chapel. The Rev. M. C. Gardner and the Rev. T. Richard Davis officiated and interment was in LEBANON CEMETERY at Plains. Mrs. Knowlton was a native of Marion County but had resided in Americus for the past 70 years. She was the former Lillie Chappell, daughter of the late John Alexander Chappell and Mrs. Eliza Dodson Chappell. She was the widow of Hiram W. Knowlton. Mrs. Knownton was a member of Central Baptist Church of Americus. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Fred Virden and Mrs. Joe Davis, both of Marshallville, Mrs. Orion Williamson of Columbus, Mrs. G. T. Manshon of Albany, and Miss Margie Knowlton of Americus; two sons, Walter Knowlton and Charles Knowlton, both of Americus; three sisters, Misses Ammie Chappell, Rubye Chappell and Ruth Chappell, all of Smithville; four brothers, J. A. Chappell of Jacksonville, Fla, Rufus Chappell of Americus, J. D. Chappell of Marshallville and Joel Chappell of Waynesboro; also ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Added 4/16/2004


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 26, 1961

JESSE R. "Butt" KITCHENS

Funeral Services Held Tuesday For Jesse R. Kitchens.
Funeral services were held at Reese Park Chapel, Americus, Tuesday for Jesse R. [Butt] Kitchens, 68, who died unexpectedly at his residence Sunday.
Mr. Kitchens was a native and life-long resident of the Cut-Off Community in Macon County.
He was a veteran of World War 1, member of M. B. Council Lodge 95, F. & A. M.; John D. Mathis American Legion Post 2 of Americus; and W. Rawls Hogg Veteran of Foreign Wars Post, Oglethorpe.
Mr. Kitchens was the son of the late S. R. and Laura McCorkle Kitchens.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. B. O. Holloway and Mrs. O. R. Gwynes of Andersonville; two brothers, H. G. Kitchens of Andersonville, and L. D. Kitchens of Americus; also several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. B. W. Taylor officiated at the services and burial was in KELLY CEMETERY with Masonic rites at the graveside. Pallbearers were Robert Grizzle, Coy Ray, Lewis Kitchens, Ray Gwynes, Russell Holloway and E. W. Holloway.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in the Kelley Family Cemetery in Macon County. However, I have Obits for Jesse R. Kitchens' parents and they both state they are buried in Kelley Cemetery, but there are no marked graves for either of them. Does anyone know of another, Kelley Family Cemetery that might be located in the northern section of Sumter County? PLEASE RESPOND.

added 3/25/2004


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   December 10, 1975

 MRS.  EDWARD  RODOLPH   [Dadie Causey]   KENNEDY

 Mrs. Dadie C. Kennedy, 85, a native of Schley County , Ga. and a former resident of Oglethorpe, died Saturday morning, December 6, at Nurse Care following an illness.  She had made her home in Albany for the last eight years with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Hemphill, 808  9th Avenue

 Mrs. Kennedy was a retired licensed practical nurse, and a member of Pine Bluff Baptist Church and the Albany Garden Club.

 Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Hemphill and Mrs. Anne L. Whiddon, both of Albany .

 [Note: Dadie Causey Kennedy – Born November 21, 1889 – Died December 6, 1975 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Edward Rodolph Kennedy – [March 10, 1887 – Nov. 30, 1925


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian March 1,1938
ROBERT KLECKLEY DIES TUESDAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS.
Funeral services for Robert Kleckley, age 50, member of a prominent Oglethorpe family, whose death occurred Tuesday afternoon after a lingering illness, were conducted on Wednesday morning.
Mr. Kleckley was born Dec. 29th, 1887, the son of Mrs. E. J. Kleckley and the late Mr. Kleckley. He spent most of his life in Oglethorpe. About two years ago, he was taken ill and had been in poor health since that time. He was employed by the A. B. & C. Railroad.
The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. William Childre and the Rev. W. W. Whaley. He is survived by his wife: his mother, Mrs. E. J. Kleckley of Oglethorpe; two sisters, Mrs. W. F. Murray and Miss Ruth Kleckley of Oglethorpe.
[Note: James R. Kleckley - Born December 29, 1887 - Died March 1, 1938 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery in the Kleckley Family lot]


Miss Val Kleckley

The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian
Merged Oct. 1, 1931 July 13, 1933
MISS C. V. KLECKLEY ANSWERS SUMMONS
Oglethorpe, Ga. - July 13, - Many hearts in Oglethorpe and vicinity were saddened Tuesday morning, July the 11th when it became known that Miss Val Kleckley, as she was familiarly called, had passed, at her home near Oglethorpe.
For many years she had been in failing health but this indisposition did not check her from duties or bar her from fellowship, for she like to mingle with her relatives and friends. Just the day before her death, she made a visit to a sick neighbor. On returning home, she seemed a little more indisposed than usual, but no one realized her grave condition until early Tuesday morning when death came silently and peacefully and freed her from the shackles of a frail body, and from the cares and anxieties of life, to live in a higher realm where there is no suffering, and where cares and anxieties are unknown.
Miss Val united with the Evangelical Lutheran Church early in life, and was confirmed to Mt. Zion Church where her great grandfather the Rev. Jacob Kleckley preached and labored so long, and like her worthy sire, she was noted for her kindness and generosity. She was the youngest daughter of the late John L. Kleckley and Caroline Daniel Kleckley. Her parents preceded her to the grave several years ago. She leaves one brother, Dan Kleckley of Oglethorpe, two sisters, Mrs. Mattie English of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Lydia English of near Oglethorpe with whom she made her home.
The funeral services were conducted at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church by her pastor, Rev. D. L. Heglar and her body laid to rest in the Church yard near by amid a concourse of relatives and friends.
The pallbearers were her nephews, Henry Joe Kleckley, Fred Kleckley and Moodye Kleckley, Frank Easterlin, Roy English and Henry B. English.
[Note: Catherine Valeria Kleckley Born September 13, 1875 Died July 11, 1933 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside her parents John L. Kleckley [1846 - 1923] and Caroline Frances Daniels, wife of John L. Kleckley [1840-1921]
 


Dan Kleckley

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian- Oct. 16, 1941
DAN KLECKLEY, OGLETHORPE MERCHANT, DIES
Dan Kleckley, Oglethorpe merchant and member of the Board of Aldermen for that community, died Thursday night at his home, after several years of failing health. He retired from active business about a year ago. He was sixty-three years old. Funeral services were conducted at the graveside in the Oglethorpe Cemetery, where burial also took place.
Mr. Kleckley was born September 13, 1878, the son of J. L. and Calline Daniel Kleckley.
Upon his graduation from GMC at Milledgeville, he opened a merchantile business which he operated in Oglethorpe for 42 years.
He joined the Masonic Order in his youth and was a former member of the County Board of Education and the County Board of Tax Equalizers.
The ministers officiating were the Rev. John D. Zeigler, pastor of the Lutheran Church, the Rev. A. W. Quillian of Cochran and the Rev. W. W. Whaley of Lumpkin.
Surviving are his wife, the former Maxey English; two sisters, Mrs. Mattie English; and Mrs. A. N. English of Oglethorpe; three sons, Henry Joe Kleckley of Oglethorpe, Fred Kleckley of Americus and Moodye Kleckley of Macon; one daughter; Miss Bertha Kleckley of Oglethorpe; and two grandchildren, Maxine and Geraldine Kleckley of Americus.
Active pallbearers were Henry B. English, Hill D. English, Ferrell English, Ralph English, David English and Emory English, his nephews.
Long list of Honorary pallbearers - not copied.
[Note: Dan Kleckley - Born September 13, 1878 - Died October 9, 1941 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Maxey English Kleckley [9-9-1881 - 8-10-1970]


Alton Lee Kleckley

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Mch. 28,1940
HEART ATTACK FATAL TO LEE KLECKLEY
Funeral services for Alton Lee Kleckley, prominent farmer of the Oglethorpe district, were held at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon from the home of his mother, Mrs. E. J. Kleckley of Oglethorpe.
Mr. Kelckley's death was sudden and shocking to the community. He suffered a heart attack Saturday afternoon while in Montezuma on business but returned to his home in Oglethorpe, where his condition grew steadily worse. He was removed to a Montezuma hospital Sunday morning and died in the afternoon. Mr. Kleckley's interest were widespread throughout Macon County and his loss will be felt.
He is survived by his mother, Mrs. E. J. Kleckley, his wife, the former Miss Myrtle English; two sisters, Mrs. W. F. Murray and Miss Ruth Kleckley, a nephew, Charles Murray and a niece, Mrs. Cecil Johnson all of Oglethorpe.
The Rev. W. W. Whaley and the Rev. John Zeigler officiated at his funeral.
Interment was in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
[Note: Lee Kleckley - Born March 13, 1884 - Died March 24, 1940 is buried in the Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Myrtle E. Kleckley [ 9-10-1881 - 7-8-1967]


Mrs. John L. Caroline Frances Daniels] Kleckley

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Jan. 14, 1921
MRS. J. L. KLECKLEY DEAD
Mrs. J. L. Kleckley, one of the best known and loved women in Macon County, died at her home in this city Saturday afternoon about 6 o'clock. Mrs. Kleckley was 81 years of age, and the mother of four living children, Mr. Dan Kleckley, Miss Val Kleckley and Mrs. Mack English and Mrs. Arras English. While the death of Mrs. Kleckley was not unexpected, it cast a gloom over the entire city and community. Mrs. Kleckley is survived by her husband, Uncle Babe Kleckley, four children and a number of grandchildren and hosts of friends.
Interment took place Sunday afternoon in the Lutheran Cemetery, in the presence of a large concourse of friends of the deceased lady and family, numbers coming from other places to pay the last sad tribute of respect to a splendid woman.
Verily, a mother in Israel has gone to her reward to receive the grateful words, well done, thou good and faithful servant.
[Note: Caroline Frances Daniels, wife of John L. Kleckley - Born January 1, 1840 - Died January 8, 1921 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside her husband, John L. Kleckley Co. C 12th Ga. Inf. CSA "Babe" Born March 20, 1846 - Died January 12, 1923.]


Elisha J. Kleckley

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Nov.16, 1917
MR. ELISHA J. KLECKLEY IS DEAD
Mr. E. J. Kleckley died at his home in this city last Wednesday morning at 2 o'clock. He had been in failing health for the past several months. He was about 65 years of age.
Besides his companion, Mrs. Bettie Kleckley, [the former Miss Elizabeth S. English, they married 2-6-1877]the deceased leaves five children, D. H. Kleckley, Lee Kleckley, Robert Kleckley, Miss Ruth Kleckley and Mrs. W. F. Murray, all living in Oglethorpe, to mourn his death.
The funeral services were conducted by Rev. E.F.K. Roof, after which the remains were laid to rest in the City Cemetery Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock.
The Citizen joins the many friends in ezxtending sympathy to the bereaved ones.
[Note: Elisha J. Kleckley - Born January 3, 1854 - Died Novembere 14, 1917 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Betty E.[English] Kleckley [1857-1951]


Mrs. Daniel Wilson [Betty English ] Kleckley Obituary

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian July 11, 1940
DEATH COMES TO MRS. BETTY KLECKLEY, 72.
Mrs. Betty Kleckley, 72, who for many years resided here at Oglethorpe died at her residence in Atlanta Monday morning following a short illness.
Mrs. Kleckley, the widow of the late Daniel Wilson Kleckley, spent practically all of her life here, moving to Atlanta some few years ago to make her home with her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Huggins Ellis , with whom she resided at the time of her death.
Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Minnie Huggins Ellis of Atlanta, sisters; Mrs. Berta Murray, Mrs. Myrtle Kleckley of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Annie Baker of Montezuma.
Funeral services were held Tuesday PM in Atlanta at Peachtree Chapel, Interment, Crest-Lawn Cemetery.
[Note: Daniel Wilson Kleckley [5-4-1854 - 8-2-1907] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery between Daniel P. Coogle [1854-1937] & 2 unmarked adult graves.
This obituary is contrary to the info in the Macon County Life, THE JASPER NEWTON ENGLISH FAMILY, which says that Betty English wife of Daniel W. Kleckley is buried in Oglethorpe Cem. BUT that is another Betty English Kleckley who was the wife of Elisha T. Kleckley.


Dannie W. Kleckley

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. August 9, 1907
DEATH OF D. W. KLECKLEY - The death of Mr. D. W. Kleckley, which occurred suddenly last Friday, was a great shock to his many friends. He was one of Oglethorpe's prominent citizens and his death causes much sorrow in the town and county.
Mr. Kleckley during the past few years has been in failing health. He never gave up, however, until the final summons came to him as he was walking in his garden. Going into his room, he laid down on his bed and was dead before his family could reach him. His death is attributed to rheumatism, from which he had long suffered, going to his heart.
Mr. Kleckley was about 50 years of age and left a wife and two children, his mother, Mrs. Jane Kleckley, who made her home with him, a sister, Mrs. D. P. Coogle of Oglethorpe and a brother, Mr. J. L. Kleckley of near Fountainville.
He resided here a number of years, being a cotton warehouseman. He was very popular with the people as is attested by the fact that twice he was elected tax receiver of Macon County, making one of the best officers the county ever had. He was also clerk of the town of Oglethorpe for several years. He was a Mason, the funeral ceremonies being conducted by the Oglethorpe Lodge very beautifully.
He was a devoted husband and father, and was true to his friends. He was upright in his dealings and had the respect of all.
The funeral in the Oglethorpe Cemetery Saturday morning was attended by a large crowd of sorrowing relatives and friends.
[Note: D. W. Kleckley - Born 5-4-1854 - Died August 2, 1907 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery. According to the 1900 census of Macon Co., Dannie Kleckley 46 with his wife, Elizabeth M. [English] Kleckley and two children, Minnie J. 10, and Jasper W. 4.]


Dan Ferrell Kleckley

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. November 18, 1910
DEATH OF LITTLE ONE - Ferrell, the three year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Kleckley, passed away, Wednesday afternoon, after a short illness from pleurisy.
The little fellow was idolized by his parents and was a favorite in the community. That he should have been cut off so soon and so suddenly, is another of the many decrees of Providence that we cannot understand. All there is left to do is to bow submissively, though with broken hearts, and try to feel that it was for the best.
The bereaved parents have the sympathy of the entire city. The funeral occurred Thursday, in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
[Note: Dan Ferrell, son of Dan & Maxie English Kleckley - Born October 31, 1908 - Died November 17, 1910 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his parents Dan Kleckley [1878 - 1941] OBIT & Maxey English Kleckley [1881 - 1970] OBIT.


It has been brought to my attention that there is an error on:

IN MEMORY of REV. & MRS. JACOB KLECKLEY. [Found in the Obits]

The note at the bottom should read Frances Hamiter Kleckley [born abt. 1800 died July 4, 1883] and Jacob Kleckley [November 1, 1791 - April 23, 1862]

The remainder of the note is correct.

THANKS to Glen for noticing this and calling it to my attention through Sharon McChrystal.

Correction:

It has been brought to my attention that there is an error on:

IN MEMORY of REV. & MRS. JACOB KLECKLEY. [Found in the Obits]

The note at the bottom should read Frances Hamiter Kleckley [born abt. 1800 died July 4, 1883] and Jacob Kleckley [November 1, 1791 - April 23, 1862]

The remainder of the note is correct.

THANKS to Glen for noticing this and calling it to my attention through Sharon McChrystal.

10/22/2006

 

 


From: Guelda Hay’s Macon co., Ga. Obit Collection -   October 1985

 WILLIE      M.      KELLEY

Oglethorpe – Willie Kelley, 86, died Wednesday in a local nursing home.  Services will be held today in White Water Baptist Church near Oglethorpe.  Burial will be in PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY near Oglethorpe.  The Rev. Gene Wilson and Homer Fowler will officiate.

 Mr. Kelley, a lifelong resident of Macon County, was a retired farmer and carpenter.  He was a member and deacon of White Water Baptist Church .

 Survivors include his wife, Martha B. Kelley of Oglethorpe; a son, Billy Kelley of Oglethorpe; a sister, Nellie Wadsworth of Oglethorpe; two grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

 Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.

 [Note:  Willie M. Kelley – Born – November 3, 1898 – Died October 30, 1985 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside his wife, Martha B. Kelley [May 17, 1904 – June 21, 1987]

 

 

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.      July 21, 1960   

 MRS.    BEN      C.     [ Myra   Park ]     KENNEDY

 Funeral services for Mrs. Myra Park Kennedy, 74, of Oglethorpe, were held Wednesday in the Oglethorpe Methodist Church .

 The Rev. H. H. Sheppard and the Rev. Henry Thomas officiated.  Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY .

 Pallbearers were Howard Park, James Park, Theo Park, Glenn Smith, Bill Causey and Billy Scovill,  Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 Mrs. Kennedy died Tuesday at a local hospital after a long illness.  She was a life-long resident of Macon County and a member of Oglethorpe Methodist Church .

 Survivors include her husband, Ben C. Kennedy; four daughters, Mrs. D. L. Witt of Macon, Mrs. G. E. English of Smyrna, Mrs. W. W. McMichael of Florence, Ala., and Mrs. P. M. Nix of Fayetteville; one son, J. B. Kennedy of Charleston, S.C.; sister, Mrs.  Irene Livingston of Ellaville; and a number of grandchildren.

 [Note:  Myra Park Kennedy – Born April 2, 1886 – Died July 19, 1960 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her grandson, Infant son of Mr. & Mr. J. B. Kennedy [August 5, 1944 – August 7, 1944]

 

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   December 13,  1962

 MRS.    MARY    LOU    MARTIN    KLECKLEY

 Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lou Martin Kleckley, who died Monday at a local hospital, were held Tuesday in the chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home with the Rev. F. M. York officiating.  Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY .  Serving as pallbearers were George Hammock, Gene Stafford, Harvey Mathis, Robert Mathis, Rodger Martin, H. B. English, J. H. Taylor and Joe Coogle.

 A resident of Oglethorpe for 40 years, she was a native of Washington County .  She was a member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church .

 Surviving are one brother, C. V. Martin of Eufaula , Ala. ; several nieces, including Miss Bessie Martin of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Lucille M. Tennant of Stockbridge and Miss Catherine Martin of Atlanta; several nephews including Carlos M. Martin of Oglethorpe and a great niece, Mrs. E. C. Coogle of Oglethorpe.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note:  Mary L. Martin Kleckley – Born 1874 – Died 1962 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery in the Martin Family Lot ]

[Note:  If anyone knows the name of Mrs. Mary Lou Martin Kleckley’s husband, PLEASE RESPOND]

 

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma         May 26, 1960

 GEORGE          L.        KEEN,       SR.

 Funeral services for George L. Keen, Sr., 86 year old resident of St. Petersburg , Fla. , were held Tuesday at the chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home.   He is a native of Macon County .

 The Rev. L. E. Williams officiated and interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY .

 Pallbearers were Martin Shealy, Dennis Riddle, W. E. Webb, III, W. E. Hunter, Hixon Guest, and John F. Williams.

 Mr. Keen was born in Macon County . He was a member of First Christ Methodist Church of St. Petersburg , Fla. , and was the second president of the Georgia Hotel Association.  He owned and operated several hotels in the south.

 He is survived by one son, George L. Keen, Jr. of Fort Worth , Texas , 

 Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of attangements.

 [Note: George L. Keen. Sr. – Born 1876 – Died 1960 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside Lucy Coleman Keen [ Oct. 3 1839 Nov. 17, 1906 ] & Charles R. Keen [ July 28, 1836 -  Nov. 27, 1905] Probably his parents.

 

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

 WALTER   GAINES   KITCHENS

 Walter Gaines Kitchens, an Andersonville , Georgia resident, died Wednesday, May 12, 1976 in a Macon Hospital .  Mr. Kitchens was 78 years old and a native of Macon County .  He was a retired farmer.

 Funeral services for Mr. Kitchens were held Saturday, May 15, from the Watson-Mathews Funeral Chapel with Rev. Billy Oliver officiating.  Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY .

 Pallbearers – not copied.

 Surviving Mr. Kitchens are his wife, Mrs. Nellie Thompson Kitchens of Andersonville; seven daughters, Mrs. Stella Smith of Madison , Ga. , Mrs. Sue McCorkle of Jacksonville, Fl. Mrs. James Coleman of Lawrenceville, Ga.; Mrs. Don Minix of Brunswick, Ga., Mrs. W. C. Jones and Mrs. Benny Peaster of Macon, Ga. and Mrs. Terrell Smith of Warner Robins; four sons, Walter G. Kitchens, Jr. of Seale, Al.; Howard Kitchens of Warner Robins; Curtis Kitchens of Oglethorpe; Russell Kitchens of Montezuma; one brother, Sim Kitchens of Americus; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Story of Americus; Mrs. Foe Presley of Preston, Ga. 27 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

 [Note: Walter Gaines Kitchens – Born February 3, 1898 – Died May 12, 1976 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Nellie Thompson Kitchens [ Oct. 23, 1906 Jan. 25, 1990

 

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe,Ga. Dec. 4, 1925

EDWARD RODOLPH KENNEDY
It was quite a shock to his many friends and relatives when it was learned Monday morning that Mr. E. R. Kennedy, while at the court house had died suddenly. He had come in to town as was his usual Monday practice to bring his daughter to school. He talked with relatives and friends for a short while and then went to the court house where he was found in just a few minutes, dead. He was practically a young man, being only thirty-eight years of age, and the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Kennedy, Sr.
The body was taken to the home of his neice, Mrs. Cecil Johnson where he remained til Tuesday afternoon when he was taken to MT. ZION CEMETERY and interred, Rev. A. W. Quillian conducting the funeral services. He leaves besides his wife, two daughters, Christine and Mary Annie, his parents, Mr. & Mrs. J. B. Kennedy, Sr., two brothers, Mr. Jesse Kennedy of Savannah and Mr. J. B. Kennedy, Jr. of this place; one sister, Mrs. T. M. Scovill. And several other relatives and scores of friends to mourn his loss.
[Note: This obit says he was interred at Mt. Zion Cem. yet
there is a Grave marker for Edward Rodolph Kennery b.
3-10-1887 d. November 30, 1925 in the OGLETHORPE
CEMETERY - According to the 1900 Census of Macon Co.
Ga, he would have been a son of James & Eliza W. Kennedy who are buried at Mt. Zion Cem.]


KELLEY-CROMER-WISHAM-LAW-HUNT-BARFIELD

WALTER G. KELLEY, 74 of AMERICUS OBITUARY

Funeral services for Walter G. Kelley, 74, of Americus, who died at the South Georgia Methodist Nursing Center Monday night, December 16th, after a long illness, were held Wednesday, December 18, from Reese Park Chapel in Americus with interment in Oak Grove Cemetery. Mr. Kelley was a native of Macon County and had resided in Americus for the last 23 years. He was the son of the late Frank Kelley and Mrs. Nancy Cromer Kelley and a member of Faith Baptist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Oscar Wisham of Americus; three sons. W. G. Kelley, Doris Kelley and Otis Kelley, all of Americus; four sisters, Mrs. Eula Law, Mrs. Robert Hunt, Mrs. Ham Law and Mrs. Howard Barfield, all of Oglethorpe; four brothers, Arnie Kelley, Dalton Kelley, Arthur Kelley of Plant City, Fla., Robert Kelley and Reuben Kelley, both of Oglethorpe; also 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 13, 1967
KLECKLEY - ENGLISH - BRYAN - LANE - JOHNSON
MRS. A. LEE [Myrtle English] KLECKLEY, 85, FUNERAL
Mrs. Myrtle English Kleckley, age 85, passed away July 8th at a local hospital. She was a life-long resident of Macon County and the widow of A. Lee Kleckley. Funeral services were held on Sunday from the Watson-Mathews Funeral Chapel with the Rev. F. M. York and Elder Robert Torrence officiating. Interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pallbearers were H. B. English, E. W. Johnson, Carlos Martin, George Hammock, Mike Murray and Ed N. Murray, Jr. Surviving Mrs. Kleckley are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Kleckley of Oglethorpe and a number of nieces and nephews, among them, Mrs. John T. Bryan and Mrs. Pauline Lane of Oglethorpe and H. B. English and E. W. Johnson also of Oglethorpe. [Note: Myrtle E. Kleckley - Born September 20, 1881 - Died July 8, 1967 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Lee Kleckley [3-13-1884 - March 24, 1940] See his Obit on Macon County Website.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 13, 1967
KLECKLEY - ENGLISH - BRYAN - LANE - JOHNSON
MRS. A. LEE [Myrtle English] KLECKLEY, 85, FUNERAL
Mrs. Myrtle English Kleckley, age 85, passed away July 8th at a local hospital. She was a life-long resident of Macon County and the widow of A. Lee Kleckley. Funeral services were held on Sunday from the Watson-Mathews Funeral Chapel with the Rev. F. M. York and Elder Robert Torrence officiating. Interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pallbearers were H. B. English, E. W. Johnson, Carlos Martin, George Hammock, Mike Murray and Ed N. Murray, Jr. Surviving Mrs. Kleckley are a sister-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Kleckley of Oglethorpe and a number of nieces and nephews, among them, Mrs. John T. Bryan and Mrs. Pauline Lane of Oglethorpe and H. B. English and E. W. Johnson also of Oglethorpe. [Note: Myrtle E. Kleckley - Born September 20, 1881 - Died July 8, 1967 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Lee Kleckley [3-13-1884 - March 24, 1940] See his Obit on Macon County Website.]


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

KERR - LEWIS - BROOKS

MRS. MAMIE LEWIS KERR, 97. OBITUARY

Services for Mrs. Mamie Lewis Kerr, 97, who died Friday night in a local hospital after an extended illness, were held December 8th at the Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Emory Gilbert and Rev. C. G. Ward officiated with burial in the Felton Cemetery. Mrs. Kerr, the widow of Rev. Robert Kerr, was a native of North Carolina but had lived in Montezuma since 1891. She was a graduate of Salem College, Winston-Salem, N.C, where she was Dean of Women for a time. She was also a former instructor at Wesleyan College, Macon and taught at one time in the local high school. Mrs. Kerr was also active in local church work. Survivors include one son, Bromwell Kerr of Stone Mountain; one brother, Charles B. Lewis of Montezuma; one nephew, Charles Brooks of Dalton. [Note: Mamie Lewis Kerr - Born December 6, 1871 - Died December 6, 1968 is buried in Felton Cem. beside her husband, Robert Kerr [8-10-1866 - 4-15-1943]


Jasper W. Kleckley

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. 9-4-1925
DEATH OF FORMER OGLETHORPE BOY
Jasper W. Kleckley, 30 years, died at the home of his sister Mrs. Frank Ellis in Atlanta after an illness of one week of pneumonia.
Only one lung being affected at first and as soon as the other became involved, no hope was entertained for his recovery.
He was the son of Mrs. Bettie English Kleckley and the late Wilson Kleckley.
He was an employee of the Southern Bell Telephone Co. and was held in high esteem by his co-workers.
Funeral services were conducted at the home and interment at Crest Lawn Cemetery with the Masons in charge there. Many beautiful offerings attested the esteem his friends held for him.
[Note: In The Oglethorpe Cemetery I find: D.W.Kleckley Born 5-4-1854 Died 8-2-1907 probably his Father, buried next to 2 unmarked adult graves.]


Mr. B. M. Kitchens

The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian
Merged Oct. 1, 1931 July 13, 1933
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MR. B. M. KITCHENS
Oglethorpe, Ga. July 12, - Funeral services for Mr. B. M. Kitchens, 88, whose death occurred at his home near here Wednesday, were held at Mt. Zion Cemetery at ten o'clock Thursday morning, conducted by Rev. D. L. Heglar.
Mr. Kitchens had been ill for some time and his death was expected for several days before the end came. He had spent his entire life in this community and had a host of friends who mourn his passing. He was one of the very few Confederate Veterans in the county and the services were largely attended.
In addition to his widow, he is survived by one son, Mr. Charlie Kitchens of this county and two daughters, Mrs. Sam J. English of Andersonville and Mrs. W. H. Harden of this county.
{Note: B. M. Kitchens Co. F. 26 Ga. Inf. CSA No Dates
is buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery beside Mattie Kitchens [No dates]]


Miss Catherine Valeria Kleckley

The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian
Merged Oct. 1, 1931 July 13, 1933
MISS C. V. KLECKLEY ANSWERS SUMMONS
Oglethorpe, Ga. - July 13, - Many hearts in Oglethorpe and vicinity were saddened Tuesday morning, July the 11th when it became known that Miss Val Kleckley, as she was familiarly called, had passed, at her home near Oglethorpe.
For many years she had been in failing health but this indisposition did not check her from duties or bar her from fellowship, for she like to mingle with her relatives and friends. Just the day before her death, she made a visit to a sick neighbor. On returning home, she seemed a little more indisposed than usual, but no one realized her grave condition until early Tuesday morning when death came silently and peacefully and freed her from the shackles of a frail body, and from the cares and anxieties of life, to live in a higher realm where there is no suffering, and where cares and anxieties are unknown.
Miss Val united with the Evangelical Lutheran Church early in life, and was confirmed to Mt. Zion Church where her great grandfather the Rev. Jacob Kleckley preached and labored so long, and like her worthy sire, she was noted for her kindness and generosity. She was the youngest daughter of the late John L. Kleckley and Caroline Daniel Kleckley. Her parents preceded her to the grave several years ago. She leaves one brother, Dan Kleckley of Oglethorpe, two sisters, Mrs. Mattie English of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Lydia English of near Oglethorpe with whom she made her home.
The funeral services were conducted at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church by her pastor, Rev. D. L. Heglar and her body laid to rest in the Church yard near by amid a concourse of relatives and friends.
The pallbearers were her nephews, Henry Joe Kleckley, Fred Kleckley and Moodye Kleckley, Frank Easterlin, Roy English and Henry B. English.
[Note: Catherine Valeria Kleckley Born September 13, 1875 Died July 11, 1933 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside her parents John L. Kleckley [1846 - 1923] and Caroline Frances Daniels, wife of John L. Kleckley [1840-1921]


Mrs. B. M. [Mattie]Kitchens

The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian
Merged Oct. 1, 1931 November 30, 1933
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. B. M. KITCHENS
Oglethorpe, Ga. Nov. 29 - Funeral services for Mrs. B. M. Kitchens, 83, whose death occurred at her home near here Saturday night following a long illness, were held at Mt. Zion Cemetery at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
She was one of the oldest and most highly respected citizens of the county, a member of the Lutheran Church at Mt. Zion, and had a host of friends who mourn her passing.
She and her husband, whose death occurred only some three months ago, spent their entire lives in this immediate section and for years have been regarded as one of the oldest and most beloved couples of their community.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Minnie English of Andersonville and Mrs. W. B. Harden who resides near here and one son, Charles Kitchens, who also resides near here in the Englishville district.
[Note: Mattie Kitchens [No dates] is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside her husband B. M. Kitchens [No dates] BUT Mattie Kitchens was born about 1850 and died November 24, 1933] Baldwin M. Kitchens Born about 1845 [He was 88 when he died on July 12, 1933]

 


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

LIEUT. COL. JAMES M. KENNEDY, Ret.

Lieut. Col. James M. Kennedy, Ret., died at his home in Satellite Beach, Florida, Tuesday, September 19, 1972 at the age of 56. He and his family had lived in Montezuma prior to moving to Florida approximately three months ago.
Lieut. Col. Kennedy, a native of Plains, Ga. had served in the U. S. Air Force during World War II, was recalled during the Korean Conflict and had remained in Military service until his retirement.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha Jennings Kennedy; two daughters, Miss Robie Kennedy of Satellite Beach and Mrs. John Squires of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Funeral services for Lieut. Col. Kennedy will be held at 2 PM Friday at Watson Mathews Funeral Home and burial will be in ANDERSONVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY with full Military Honors.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 9, 1980

HORACE LEE "Dick" KIRKSEY

Horace Lee "Dick" Kirksey of Montezuma died Saturday, January 5, 1980 at the Dooly Medical Center. Mr. Kirksey was 66 years of age. He was a retired merchant and Veteran of World War II. He was a native of Taylor County and had lived in Montezuma for approximately 27 years.
Mr. Kirksey is survived by his wife, Betty Reynolds Kirksey; two daughters, Mrs. Artis [Joyce] Lockerman of Montezuma and Mrs. Geraldine Story of Inkster, Michigan; a son, Bobby M. McDaniel of California City, California; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Byrd of Macon and Mrs. Helen Grassi of Tennessee; ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Kirksey were held Monday, January 7, at 2 PM at New Life Baptist Church in Oglethorpe. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Officiating minister was the Rev. B. W. Williams.
Pallbearers & Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note: Horace Lee Kirksey - Tech 4 U.S. Army WWII - Born May 28, 1913 - Died January 5, 1980 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery.
 


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 20, 1972

DEWEY CLEVELAND KELLEY

Funeral services were held Saturday, July 8, at 3 PM at Watson-Mathews Funeral Home for Dewey Cleveland Kelley, age 72, who died Thursday, July 6, 1972 at Americus-Sumter County Hospital. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY. Rev. C. G. Ward and Rev. Ken Bush officiated.
Mr. Kelley was a native of Royston, Ga., but had lived in Montezuma for approximately forty years. He was a retired automobile salesman with Haugabook Auto Co.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Susie Benefield Kelley of Montezuma; one daughter, Mrs. Skip Andrews of Montezuma; two grandsons, Danny and Jimmy Andrews of Montezuma; one granddaughter, Mrs. Wayne Perry of Americus; one great grandchild, Also surviving are three sisters.
Pallbearers & Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: Dewey C. Kelley - Born May 28, 1900 - Died July 6, 1972 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Susie B. Kelley [July 24, 1908 - May 10, 1988]
 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 24, 1987

MRS. WILLIAM M. [Martha Bentley] KELLEY

Mrs. Martha Bentley Kelley, 83, of Oglethorpe, Georgia, died Suynday, June 21, 1987, in the Montezuma Health Care Center. Funeral services were held at 11 AM, Monday, June 23, in Whitewater Baptist Church. The Rev. Donald Brett officiated and burial was in PINE LEVEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Mrs. Kelley was born May 17, 1904 in Cobb County, the daughter of Tom M. Bentley and Bessie Brooks Bentley. She resided in Macon County most of her life and was the wife of the late Willie M. Kelley. She was a homemaker and a member of Whitewater Baptist Church.
Survivors are a son, Billy Kelley of Oglethorpe; two grandchildren, Kathy Kelley and Curtis Kelley, both of Oglethorpe, a brother, Ed Bentley of Oglethorpe and a sister, Mrs. Frances Williamson of Perry.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Martha B. Kelley - Born May 17, 1904 - Died June 21, 1987 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside her husband, Willie M. Kelley [Nov. 3, 1898 - Oct. 30, 1985] See his Obit.

 

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

JOHN KELLEY

John Kelley, 67, of Route 1, Andersonville, Georgia, died Sunday, August 9, 1987, in the Macon County Medical Center. Services were held at 11 AM Tuesday, August 11, in Mt. Zion - St. Luke Lutheran Church. Pastor John Lingle officiated and burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY.
Mr. Kelley, the son of John Kelley and Delilah Henry Kelley, was born in Tenille, Georgia, September 27, 1919. He had resided in Macon County for the past fifty nine years. He was a member of Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church and retired from Southern Frozen Foods. He was a member and Past Worshipful Master of Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge # 65. He was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and of the Al Sihah Shrine Temple.
Survivors are his wife, Florence Cook Kelley, three sons, Lawson Lee Kelley and Clarence [Butch] Kelley, both of Andersonville, Johnny Lamar Kelley of Oglethorpe, a daughter, Miss Martha Jane Kelley of Andersonville, a sister, Mrs. Doris K. Eagle of Hialeah, Florida, eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren.
Pallbearers - Not Copied. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: John Kelley - Born September 27, 1919 - Died August 9, 1987 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside an UNMARKED ADULT GRAVE.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  January 29, 1986

MRS.   MARSHALL   BLANTON   [Florrye  Pye]  KING

  Mrs. Florrye Pye King, 86, of Montezuma, died Tuesday January 21, 1986, in the Oaks Nursiong Home.  Funeral services were held at 2 pm Friday, January 24, 1986 in the Montezuma United Methodist Church.  The Rev. Grable Page officiated and burial was in the BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

  Mrs. King, the daughter of William H. Pye and Adela Thomson Pye, was born in Jasper County, on May 26, 1899.  She was the wife of the late Marshall B. King, a member of the Montezuma United Metyhodist Church and a former member and past president of the Montezuma Music Lovers' Club.  She was also a former member of the Montezuma Garden Club.  Mrs. King has resided in Montezuma for the past sixty one years.

  Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Robert W. Booth of Montezuma, Mrs. Anne K. Costa of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Sara Wagenbach of Berkley Heights, N.J., eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren.

  Pallbearers were: James Taylor, Frank Kelley, Dick Haugabook, Jule Windham, Arthur Pearson, charles McDurrie.  Honorary Pallbearers were Leonard Gibson, Jim Taylor, John T. McKenzie, William T. Roberts, Jim Brown, Claude Haugabook, Bob Norwood, Jimmy Maffett.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  Florrye Pye King  -  Born May 26, 1899  -  Died January 21, 1986  is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Marshall Blanford King [5-30-1898  -  4-12-1985]


Newspaper Unknown - March 2, 1992 - From Guelda's Macon County Obit Collection

CHARLES LESTER KITCHENS

Ideal - Charles Lester Kitchens, 56 of 104 Peachtree St. died Monday in a local hospital. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Earnest Kitchens. He was a retired employee of the Department of Transportation and was a member of Ideal United Methodist Church and the Ideal Lions Club. He was serving as superintendent of the City of Ideal and was a member of the volunteer fire department. He was an Army Veteran.
Survivors: wife, Janice Robinson Kitchens of Ideal; children, Keith L. Kitchens, William L. Kitchens and Terri K. Layfield, all of Ideal; mother, Faye Wilson of Ideal; and four grandchildren.
Services: 11 am today in Ideal United Methodist Church with burial in the IDEAL CITY CEMETERY. The Revs. Jimmy Sharp and Sidney Clay will officiate. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.


[Note: Charlie L. Kitchens - Born May 2, 1935 - Died March 2, 1992 is buried in Ideal Cemetery.


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

HENRY JOE KLECKLEY, SR,

Funeral Services Held January 30, For Henry J. Kleckley
Funeral services for Henry Joe Kleckley, Sr. of Macon, were conducted Thursday, January 30, from St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe. The Rev. Arthur Linn and Rev. C. A. Phillips officiated and burial followed in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were Dennis Riddle, Art Ellis, Speck English, Tom Coogle, Elton Chapman and C. E. Grace.
Mr. Kleckley, a native of Macon County, was a civilian employee at Warner Robins. He was the son of Mrs. Dan Kleckley of Oglethorpe and the late Mr. Kleckley.
Other survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Daniel Kleckley; two daughters, Mary Ann Kleckley and Annette Kleckley, one son, Henry Joe Kleckley, Jr. all of Macon; one sister, Miss Bertha Kleckley of Oglethorpe; two brothers, Moody Derrick Kleckley of Macon and Fred N. Kleckley of Americus and several nieces and nephews.

[Note: Henry Joe Kleckley - Born May 23, 1901 - Died January 29, 1958 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his Mother, Maxey English Kleckley [9-9-1881 - 8-10-1970] See her Obit & Father, Dan Kleckley [9-13-1878 - 10-9-1941] See his Obit.
 

 

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

ERNEST SHAFFER KITCHENS

Ernest S. Kitchens Buried Friday At Oglethorpe
Funeral services for Ernest Shaffer Kitchens, 63, of Ideal, were conducted Friday at St. Lukes' Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe with the Rev. J. Arthur Linn officiating, assisted by the Rev. C. A. Phillips. Burial followed in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY with Smith-Tindol Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Mr. Kitchens was born and reared in Macon County and was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church. He was a veteran of world War I, and served on the Ideal police force.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Faye Johnson Kitchens of Ideal; two sons, William H. Kitchens and Charlie L. Kitchens of Ideal; one brother, A. W. Kitchens of Oglethorpe, one sister, Mrs. Ruth Jackson of Oglethorpe; six nephews and four nieces.

[Note: Earnest S. Kitchens - Born October 6, 1895 - Died October 30, 1958 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery.]

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 12, 1959

MRS. JAMES H. [Mary Lou "Mamie" Law] KELLEY

Funeral Services Held Friday For Mrs. Mamie Kelley.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie Kelley, 80, of Ideal, who died Thursday, February 12, at the Oaks Nursing Home were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Ideal Methodist Church.
The Rev. Carl Ayers and the Rev. H. H. Sheppard officiated. Burial followed in the KELLEY CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were Michael Kelley, Raiford Felder, Harry Wood, Ralph Wood, J. W. Tarrer and James Kelley.
Mrs. Kelley was a member of the Ideal Methodist church.
Survivors include two sons, Willie B. Kelley of Savannah and Raymond Kelley of Ideal; five step-daughters, Mrs. Katie Wood, Mrs. Mary Lou Wood and Mrs. Kelley Tarrer, all of Ideal, Mrs. Ruby Bray of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Ouida Felker of Dooling; one step-son J. C. Kelley of Ideal; two half brothers, Artemus Law of Andersonville and Robert Law of Macon; 32 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Mamie Kelley - Born 1879 - Died February 1959 is buried in Kelley Family Cemetery beside her husband, James H. Kelley [3-31-1866 - March 3, 1947] and James H. Kelley's 1st wife, Dora Irene Odom Kelley [October 11, 1876 - January 2, 1908]

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

JAMES CARROLL KENNEY

James Carroll Kenney, 76.
Mr. James Carroll Kenney, 76, of Augusta, Georgia, formerly of Montezuma, died Saturday, May 20, 1989 in St. Joseph's Hospital in Augusta, Ga.
Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 22, in the Montezuma United Methodist Church. The Rev. Freddie Wheeler and Dr. McCoy Johnson officiated and burial was in FELTON CEMETERY.
Mr. Kenney was born in Athens, Ga., September 9, 1912, the son of Samuel Presley Kenney and Georgia Kimsey Kenney. He had resided in Augusta for several years, moving from Montezuma. He was a retired insurance agent for Life of Georgia Insurance Company, a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church and Baracca Sunday School Class. He was a member of Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge No. 65 and post Worshipful Master.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Latrelle Landrum Kenney of Augusta; a son, the Rev. James C. Kenney of Colquitt, Ga.; two daughters, Mrs. Joel W. Avera of Augusta, Mrs. Ken Lawrence of Perry; two brothers, J. P. Kenney, W. D. Kenney, both of Athens; two sisters, Mrs. Joseph Aaron and Miss Sarah Luise Kenney, both of Athens, eleven grandchildren seven great grandchildren.
Pallbearers - Not Copied. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: James Carroll Kenney - Born September 9, 1911 [Obit says 1912] - Died May 20. 1989 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Latrelle Landrum Kenney [Born July 13, 1915 - No Death Date as of 1993 when the Cemetery Survey was completed.]

 

 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 5, 1989

MRS. HERBERT [Esther Werch] KELLERMAN

Mrs. Esther Werch Kellerman Died at 81.
Mrs. Esther Werch Killerman, 81, of Ideal, Georgia, died Friday, June 30, 1989 in the Ideal Health Care Center. Graveside services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 3, in the IDEAL CEMETERY. The Rev. Sidney Clay officiated.
Mrs. Kellerman, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Werch, was born January 6, 1908 in Berlin, Wisconsin. She had been a resident of the Ideal Health Care Center for many years. She was the wife of the late Herbert Kellerman.
She is survived by a son, Lawrence Roy Kellerman, Sr. of Boca Raton, Fla.; two brothers, Lawrence Werch of Boca Raton, Fla. Paul Werch of Berlin Wisconsin; six grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Esther Kellerman - Born 1908 - Died June 30, 1989 is buried in Ideal Cemetery
 

 

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

MRS. MARY EMMA [Youngblood] PARKS KINARD

Mrs. Emma Kinard - Funeral Notice Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Emma Youngblood Parks Kinard were held from the Watson-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel Monday, Junr 7, 1971 with Rev. Dan Hodges officiating. Burial was in the OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY and the following served as pallbearers: Joe Wilson, Buddy Wilson, Frank Woodruff, Joseph Youngblood, George Massey, Jr. and Syl Daniels. Mrs. Kinard passed away June 5, in Carrollton, Georgia Nursing Home at the age of 65. She was a member of Valdosta Methodist Church and was a nurse. She was born in Byromville, Ga. Survivors include one son, Billy Parks of Forest Park; one sister, Mrs. Fred C. Williams of Valdosta; one brother, Chester Youngblood or Norfork, Virginia; one grandson, Ronnie Parks.

[Note: Emma Y. Parks Kinard - Born 1905 - Died 1971 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside Virginia Joiner Youngblood [6-9-1874 - 7-26-1948] Obit & William T. Youngblood [1874 - 1931] Probably her parents.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 16, 1961

RAYMOND HERSCHEL KELLEY

Funeral Services Held Tuesday For R. H. Kelley, 48.
Raymond Herschel Kelley, 48, died Monday, March 13, 1961 from accidental burns received while in his farm truck.
A lifelong resident of the Ideal area, Mr. Kelley was a member of the Whitewater Baptist Church, where he taught the Young Men's Sunday School Class and was a deacon and member of the Brotherhood. He was also active in Macon County Farm Bureau.
Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Edith Mitchell; one daughter, Patricia Ann Kelley, a student at Abraham Baldwin College at Tifton; two brothers, J. C. Kelley of Ideal, and W. B. Kelley of Savannah; four sisters, Mrs. J. H. Wood and Mrs. C. L. Wood, both of Ideal, Mrs. John Bray of Oglethorpe, and Mrs. Claud Felker of Dooling; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at Whitewater Baptist Church with Rev. J. C. Connlyh and Rev. U. W. Rollins officiating. Interment was in EVERGREEN MEMORIAL GARDENS in Cordele, Ga.
Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 26, 1961

JESSE R. "Butt" KITCHENS

Funeral Services Held Tuesday For Jesse R. Kitchens.
Funeral services were held at Reese Park Chapel, Americus, Tuesday for Jesse R. [Butt] Kitchens, 68, who died unexpectedly at his residence Sunday.
Mr. Kitchens was a native and life-long resident of the Cut-Off Community in Macon County.
He was a veteran of World War 1, member of M. B. Council Lodge 95, F. & A. M.; John D. Mathis American Legion Post 2 of Americus; and W. Rawls Hogg Veteran of Foreign Wars Post, Oglethorpe.
Mr. Kitchens was the son of the late S. R. and Laura McCorkle Kitchens.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. B. O. Holloway and Mrs. O. R. Gwynes of Andersonville; two brothers, H. G. Kitchens of Andersonville, and L. D. Kitchens of Americus; also several nieces and nephews.
The Rev. B. W. Taylor officiated at the services and burial was in KELLY CEMETERY with Masonic rites at the graveside. Pallbearers were Robert Grizzle, Coy Ray, Lewis Kitchens, Ray Gwynes, Russell Holloway and E. W. Holloway.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in the Kelley Family Cemetery in Macon County. However, I have Obits for Jesse R. Kitchens' parents and they both state they are buried in Kelley Cemetery, but there are no marked graves for either of them. Does anyone know of another, Kelley Family Cemetery that might be located in the northern section of Sumter County? PLEASE RESPOND.
 

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 15, 1962

MRS. HENRY C. [Mary Ford] KICKLIGHTER

Final Rites For Mrs. Kicklighter Held Wednesday.
Final rites for Mrs. Mary Kicklighter, 77, who died in a Milledgeville hospital early Saturday after an illness of one month, were held Wednesday afternoon in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home here. The Rev. C. G. Ward officiated and interment was in FELTON CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
A native of Statesboro, Mrs. Kicklighter was a member of the Montezuma Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, Henry C. Kicklighter of Miami, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. William Sommerville of Jacksonville, Fla. and Mrs. Tommie Lewis Ogden of Miami and three sisters, Mrs. George Fleming of Atlanta, Mrs. G. J. Mays of Statesboro, and Mrs. W. J. Schaur of Bradenton, Fla.

[Note: Mary Ford Kicklighter - Born November 18, 1884 - Died February 9, 1962 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, Henry C. Kicklighter [January 3, 1881 - January 28 ["Cemeteries of Macon County" = 1906 which is INCORRECT OOOOPS!!!. He was living & a survivor in 1962 when she died.
If you have a copy of the Cemetery Book, please make a note to correct when we find the date.
 

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 26, 1962

ANDREW W. KITCHENS

A. W. Kitchens Passes Thursday.
A. W. Kitchens, 68 year old resident of Oglethorpe, died Thursday, April 19, 1962 at a local hospital.
Mr. Kitchens was a farmer and had been a pecan buyer for the last 25 years. A lifelong resident of Oglethorpe, he was affiliated with Masonic Lodge No. 359, Woodmen of the World and a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Florence Kitchens; one sister, Mrs. Ruth Jackson of Warner Robins; one son, Lewis Strange of Oglethorpe one nephew, Lowell Jackson of Montezuma; one niece, Mrs. Robert Stafford of Warner Robins.
Funeral services were held Friday in Mt. Zion- St. Luke's Lutheran Church. The Rev. W. H. Martin and the Rev. F. M. York officiated. Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY with full Masonic rites.
Pallbearers - Not Copied. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Andrew W. Kitchens - Born May 8, 1893 - Died April 19, 1962 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his 1st wife, Susie Mae [Harden] Kitchens [Nov. 9, 1896 - April 18, 1949] See her obit.
 

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 13, 1956

WILLIAM W. KIMBLE

Macon County Native Dies At Fort Valley.
W. W. Kimble, 78, a native of Macon County, died at his home in Fort Valley, Friday. Son of the late J. A. J. Kimble and Abigail Smith Kimble, he was married to the former Miss Anna Bowman, who survives.
Other survivors include one sister, Miss Effie Kimble of Montezuma and four nephews.
Funeral services for Mr. Kimble were conducted at 2 pm Sunday at Fort Valley Methodist Church.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" OR "Oaklawn Cemetery in Fort Valley, Ga. for Wm. W. Kimble. His father, James A. J. Kimble CSA [ca. 1839 - August 1912] Obit and his father's 2nd wife, Ada Claxton Kimble are buried in Felton Cemetery in Montezuma.
Anyone having further info on the burial location of Wm. W. Kimble, PLEASE RESPOND.]

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. Nov. 16, 1967

KING - FREDERICK

JOHN TALLY KING, 84 of Gulfport, Mississippi

Graveside services for John T. King, 84, of Gulfport, Miss., who died Monday after an extended illness, was held Thursday in the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY with the Rev. Summerford officiating. Mr. King, a native of Rosell, was a retired accountant. Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Mary King Frederick of Winter Park, Fla. and one brother, Joseph N. King of Winter Park, Fla. Rooks Funeral Home of Ft. Valley was in charge. [Note: John Tally King - Born November 20, 1882 - Died November 6, 1967 is buried in the Marshallville Cemetery beside his brother, Joseph Niles King [Dec. 13, 1899 - Dec. 19, 1971] [The sister, Mary King Frederick [1881-1971] was the wife of Dr. Donald B. Frederick [1878 - 1952] of Marshallville and they lived in the John Sperry house near the center of town.]


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

MRS.   CHARLIE   [Annie  Edge]  KITCHENS

Final Rites Held Saturday For Mrs. Annie E. Kitchens.
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Eliza Kitchens, 83, were held Saturday afternoon, July 2, from Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, the Rev. J. W. Hartley officiating.
  Pallbearers included Olin English, Martin Williams, Theron Hardin, Emory English, Buford Forehand and Joe Bell.  Interment was in MT. ZION LUTHERAN CEMETERY.
  Mrs. Kitchens, a lifelong resident of Macon County, died Friday, July 1, at her home in the Englishville Community after a three months illness.
  Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. T. W. Key and one sister, Mrs. Kate English, both of the Englishville community.

[Note: Annie Kitchens [1872 - 1955] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery [according to the "Cemeteries of Macon County"] beside her husband, Charlie Kitchens [1876 - 1954] See his Obit. Added 12/25/2003

 

From: THE BUTLER HERALD - September 8th & 22nd 1908  Abstracted by Marilyn N. Windham

MRS.  JOHN  KIMBRILL  [Elizabeth White]  MASSEY

Southland - Mrs. John Massey died last Tuesday. She is daughter of Jim White. Interred in the family cemetery.

In Memory - Mrs. Lizzie Massey died Sept. 1 at her home of J. K. Massey, Leaves husband and 11 children, 1 of which is an infant babe only 12 days old, father, mother and 3 brothers, viz. B. F. White of Fort Valley, J. M. White and C. O. White of Rupert.  Was 39. Interred at Prosperity Church Cemetery.

[Note: L. L. [Elizabeth White] Massey w/o J.K.M., [11-7-1868 - 9-1-1908] is buried in Prosperity Cemetery, 2 mi. S. State Hwy 127 beside her husband, John K. Massey [12-22-1866 - 10-16-1913]
 


Mrs. Elisha J. [Elizabeth English] Kleckley Obituary

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


OBITS   for    April  2003

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  September 10, 1942

 EDNA   PAULINE   KING

 King Infant Is Buried On Wednesday

Funeral services were held on Wednesday for Edna Pauline King, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. King of Andersonville.  Burial was at MT. ZION LUTHERAN  CEMETERY  CHURCHYARD after services by the Rev. John D. Zeigler of the Oglethorpe Lutheran Church.  The baby was five days old. 

Mrs. King’s maiden name was Miss Pauline Norris.

 

[Note: Edna Pauline King [9-1-1942 – 9-6-1942] is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery]

OBITS for March 2003

 


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. December 3, 1942

 BOSE   KITCHENS

 Bose Kitchens, 65, Dies at Coker Home; Stricken Friday.

  Bose Kitchens, 65, died Sunday evening at 10:30 at the home of his sister, Mrs. Early Coker in the Cut-Off community. He was stricken early Friday morning and never regained consciousness.  Mr. Kitchens was a lifelong resident of that neighborhood.

  He is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Early Coker, Mrs. Ann Jordan of Sumter County, Mrs. Joe Engram and Mrs. Ruche of Americus; and four brothers, Walter Kitchens of Cut-Off, Simm Kitchens of Americus; Joe Kitchens of Macon and John Kitchens of Green’s Mill. 

  Pallbearers were Ernest Coker, Alton Peeke, Grady Kitchens, Jess Kitchens, Greene Norris and Emmett Norris.

  Graveside services were conducted by the Rev. John Ziegler of the Lutheran Church of Oglethorpe, The funeral took place Monday afternoon at 4:30.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in “Cemeteries of Macon County” for Bose Kitchens who would have been born ca. 1877 Died Nov. 29, 1942]

[Contact Sandra Wellons for info]


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

 ROBERT     LEE     KELLEY,    SR.

 Mr. Robert Lee Kelley, Sr., age 78, of Oglethorpe, Georgia, died Saturday, January 22,  1983 in the Montezuma Health Care Center.  Funeral services were held Monday, January 24, in Whitewater Baptist Church.  Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS.  The Rev. Gene Wilson and the Rev. Homer Fowler officiated.

  Mr. Kelley was born May 9, 1904 in Macon County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Kelley.  He was a lifelong resident of Macon County, a retired carpenter and a veteran of World War 11.  He was a member of Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge # 65 for over 50 years.

  Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lillian Countryman Kelley of Oglethorpe; two sons, Robert L. Kelley, Jr. of Oglethorpe, Howard F. Kelley of Pottersville, Ga., three daughters, Mrs. Margaret Corley of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Charlotte Peacock and Mrs. Joyce Crook, both of Pottersville; two brothers, Arthur Kelley of Plant City, Florida and Reuben Odom of Ideal; three sisters, Mrs. Tommy Law, Sr. and Mrs. Julia Hunt, both of Oglethorpe, Ga. Mrs. Annie Belle Barfield of Marshallville; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

  Pallbearers were Kelley Bearden, Marvin Mygrant, Billy Kelley, Luther Odom, Clemon Odom, Raymond Hunt.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

 

[Note: Robert Lee Kelley – Born May 9, 1904 – Died January 22, 1983 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Lillian C. Kelley [January 15, 1922 – No death date at the time of the survey for the “Cemeteries of Macon County” in 1993


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 4, 1954

CHARLIE KITCHENS

Funeral Services For Charlie Kitchens, 78, Held Friday, October 29.

Charles Kitchens, 78 year old Oglethorpian, passed away at his home early Thursday morning, October 28, after a short illness.

He was born in Macon County, the son of the late Boze and Mattie Williams Kitchens, and had spent his entire life in Macon County.

Funeral services were held Friday morning, October 29, from the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. J. W. Hartley officiating. Interment was in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. [according to this obit BUT I found his marker in the Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Annie Kitchens]

Survivors include the wife, the former Annie Edge; one daughter, Mrs. Tom Key of Englishville, and one sister, Mrs. Minnie English of Andersonville.

Pallbearers were Olin English, Merlan Williams, Theron Hardin, Emory English and Beuford Forrester.

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

[Note: Charlie Kitchens [1876 - 1954] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Annie Kitchens [1872 - 1955]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 3, 1964

BEN CLARK KENNEDY

B. C. Kennedy, 78, Buried Monday At Oglethorpe

Funeral services for Ben Clark Kennedy, 78, who died Saturday, August 29, at the home of a daughter in Florence, Ala. were held at 3 pm Monday in the Oglethorpe Methodist Church. The Rev. Henry Thomas officiated and interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

Grandsons of the deceased served as pallbearers, Honorary pallbearer - Not Copied.

A life-long resident of Oglethorpe, Mr. Kennedy was a member of the Oglethorpe Methodist Church. He was a retired employee of the Atlanta Coastline Railroad.

Surviving are son, J. B. Kennedy of North Charleston, S.C.; four daughters, Mrs. G. E. English of Smyrna, Mrs. D. L. Witt of Macon, Mrs. Paul Nix of Fayetteville and Mrs. W. W. McMichael of Florence, Ala.; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Scoville of Oglethorpe; 15 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Oglethorpe Cemetery for Ben Clark Kennedy. There are other Kennedy family members buried there but no noticeable unmarked grave.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 23, 1943

B. U. KING or B. N. KING

B. U. King Dies At Andersonville.

Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Mount Zion Lutheran Church for B. U. King, 67, of Andersonville, who died Monday morning at his residence. The Rev. John B. Zeigler conducted the rites.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, B. F. King, J. R. King and Elbert King, all of Andersonville, and one sister, Mrs. Helen Kitchens of Sumter County.

[Note: B. N. King [May 1, 1878 - December 10, 1943] is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside Emma S. King [May 21, 1878 - Nov. 8, 1968]

[Note: This family used initials and I have not as yet found the deceased's name written and the initials have been mis-read either on the marker or by the newspaper]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 11, 1943

JAMES EDWARD KELLY

"Jimmy" Kelly Buried Sunday; Boy Scouts Pallbearers

A pall of sadness was thrown over the activities of Montezuma school children last week because of the sudden and tragic death of one of their classmates, 13 year old James Edward Kelly, in a street accident involving a truck and a bicycle.

The accident occurred on North Dooly Street near the Montezuma city limits late Friday afternoon and the boy, familiarly known to everyone as Jimmy, died at 11:40 that night at the Macon County Clinic.

Jimmy came to Montezuma from Dooly County nine years ago with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dewey C. Kelly. His father originally camer from Royston, Ga. and his mother was the former Miss Susie Dell Benifield of Alabama. Jimmy was born on September 1, 1930. He was a second class Scout in Troop 86, Montezuma. In addition to his parents, he is survived by one sister Nell Kelly.

Services were held at the Montezuma Baptist Church, Sunday, November 7th with the Rev. George M. Ray officiating. Interment was in the FELTON CEMETERY.

Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers and Out of Town People attending - Not copied.

[Note: James Edward Kelly [ September 1, 1930 - November 5, 1943] is buried in Felton Cemetery near his parents; Susie B. Kelley [1908 - 1988] and Dewey C. Kelly [1900 - 1972]

 

 

 

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