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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 11, 1994

MRS. JOSEPH MARION [Ruby Pennington] LACEY

Mrs. Ruby Pennington Lacey, 81, of 103 Virginia Circle, Montezuma, died Monday, May 2, 1994 in the Oaks Nursing Home in Marshallville, Ga.
Services were held at 2 pm Wednesday, May 4, in the CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH with burial in the CHURCH CEMETERY. The Rev. Keith Alderman will officiate.
Mrs. Lacey was born in Macon County on August 26, 1912, the daughter of W. G. Pennington and Etta Simpson Pennington and had resided there for all of her life. She was a homemaker, a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church and the wife of the late Joseph Marion Lacey.
Survivors are two sons, William Marion Lacey of Adairsville, Harold Malcolm Lacey of Panama City, Florida, six grandchildren and nine great-grandchldren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Ruby Pennington Lacey - Born August 26, 1912 - Died May 2, 1994 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside her husband, Joseph Marion Lacey [July 17, 1907 - May 11, 1992]
In the Cedar Valley Baptist Church Cemetery UPDATE Ruby Penning Lacey is buried in Row 1 - Grave No. 4 and Joseph Marion Lacey is buried in Row 1 - Grave No. 3 - See his obit.
Row 1 begins beside the Highway/paved road.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 11, 1998

MRS. GROVER CLEVELAND {Berlyne Price] LAMBERTH

Berlyne Price Lamberth of 720 Milford Street, Montezuma, Ga. passed away Monday, November 9, 1998. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 pm in the Community Friendship Church, in Montezuma with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Rev. Cedric Jones and Rev. Ralph Price will officiate.
Born in Alabama, she was the daughter of the late Lloyd Price and Lillie Helms. She was a member of the Community Friendship Church. She was the widow of the late Grover C. Lamberth, and she was a homemaker.
She is survived by her sons, J. C. Lamberth and John R. Lamberth of Montezuma, Ga., Tony Lamberth of Panama City, Fl.; Five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Visitation 7-8 pm Tuesday at Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma. The family may be contacted at 722 Milford Street
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma has charge of arrangements.


 

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

 WILEY L. LAMBERTH

 Wiley L. Lamberth, 56, of Marshallville, died early Wednesday morning at the Peach County Hospital after an extended illness.

 A native of Clay County, Ala., Mr. Lamberth lived for many years in Macon County before going to Berwyn, Ill., where he was employed with The Buick Co. He retired a year ago and moved to Marshallville. He was a member of the Marshallville Baptist Church, Woodmen of the World, and a veteran of World War II.

 Survivors include his wife, the former Amanda Satterfield of Marshallville; one son, James Lamberth of Kokomo, Indiana; two daughters, Mrs. Louis Waller of Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. and Mrs. Jack Williamson of Columbus; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Bob Lamberth of Fort Myers, Fla., Thurman Lamberth and Leon Lamberth, both of Fort Walton Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. H. G. Mitchell of Montezuma and Mrs. C. S. Dennison of Macon; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 Funeral arrangements will be announced by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

 [Note: Wiley L. Lamberth – Ala. MM/3 USNR WW II – Born December 25, 1906 – Died March 27, 1963 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cem.]

 [Note: His wife, Amanda Satterfield Lamberth [Born April 22, 1907 lives on Main Street – Marshallville, Ga. and is 95 years of age, attends Marshallville Baptist Church almost every Sunday.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 21, 1987

JOHN ALBERT LANE

Mr. John Albert Lane, 77, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Saturday, January 17, 1987, in Sumter Regional Hospital, Americus, Georgia. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Monday, January 19, in the Montezuma United Methodist Church. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Officiating were the Rev. Grable Page, the Rev. Tommy Lowery and the Rev. Cecil Leverett.
Mr. Lane, a native of Dooly County, was born February 17, 1909, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Turner Lane. He had resided in Montezuma for the past fifty years, was a retired postal clerk and member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church and the Baracca Sunday School Class. He was a member of Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge # 65.
Survivors are, his wife, Grace Tyson Lane, four daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Jones of Americus, Mrs. Faye Munn and Mrs. Ann Hobbs, both of Stone Mountain, Ga., Mrs. Nancy Pratt of Derry, New Hampshire, a sister, Mrs. Darlene Bledsoe of Pinehurst, sixteen grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Watson- Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: John Albert Lane - Born - February 17, 1909 - Died - January 17, 1987 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery {Section C - Row 3-100] beside his wife, Grace Tyson Lane [March 14, 1906 - July 31, 1993]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 26, 1995

MRS. P. W. [Annette Peaster] LOMINACK

Mrs. Annette Peaster Lominack, 58, of 124 Lake Hampton Drive, died Thursday, July 20, 1995, in Spalding Regional Hospital, Griffin, Ga.
Graveside services were held Saturday, July 22, 1995 at 2 pm in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma. The Rev. Ralph Price, Jr. officiated.
Mrs. Lominack, a native of Montezuma, was born June 14, 1937, the daughter of Hill Peaster and Virginia Justice Peaster. She had resided in Griffin for the past 30 years, was a member of First Baptist Church, Montezuma and was a self-employed beautician.
Survivors are: her husband, P. O. Lominack of Hampton, 2 sons, P. S. Lominack of Atlanta, S. G.. Lominack of Griffin, a daughter-in-law, Gennive Lominack of Griffin, a sister, Patricia P. Anderson of Unadilla, a brother, Johnny Harold Peaster of Powder Springs, Ga. 2 grandsons, Landon A. Lominack and Austin D. Lominack.

[Note: Annette P. Lominack - Born - June 14, 1937 - Died - July 20, 1995 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery [Section A2-184] beside a marker for her husband, P. W. Lominack [Oct. 30, 1930 - NDD]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  November 20, 1985

 MRS.EMMETT RUSSELL [Helen  Gertrude  Kettles] LOTT, SR.

   Mrs. Helen Gertrude Kettles Lott, 87 of Montezuma, Georgia, died Sunday, November 17. 1985 in the Macon County Medical Center.  Graveside services were held at 3 pm Tuesday, November 19, in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.  The Rev. Randy Hufstetler officiated.

  Mrs. Lott, a native of Dalton, Georgia, resided in Montezuma for the past two years, moving from St. Petersburg, Florida.  She was a homemaker and of the Baptist faith.

  Survivors are her husband, Emmett R. Lott of Montezuma; three sons, E. R. Lott, Jr. of Montezuma, Edward E. Lott of Lenoir, N.C., Jack D. Lott of Columbia, S. C.; ten grandchildren, four great grandchildren.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: H. Gertrude Lott  -  Born 1897  -  Died  1985  is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, E. Russell Lott [1899 - 1989]  See his Obit.


DEATH AND OBITUARY NOTICES FROM THE SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE  1867  -  1878  Issue of July 17, 1872. 

 GEORGE W. LAW

 George W. Law was born in Sumter District, South Carolina on December 15, 1801, moved to Macon County, Georgia in 1847, where he died 2nd of June 1872.

 [Note: The book "WILLIAM AND JANE LAW" and Some of Their Descendants compiled by Charles Stegar and Margaret R. Nevin is beautifully done, covering most of the Law Family that is still represented in this area as well as the part that moved to Cass County, Texas about 1853 on a Wagon Train.

HOWEVER, they do not mention where George W. Law is buried nor do I find a marked grave for him in "Cemeteries of Macon County"  He could be buried beside his first wife, Charlotte Voss Law who died in Macon County sometime before his marriage to Josie Harriett [Kelley] Peaster on 3-13-1864 in Macon Co., Marriage Book A/83.

[George W. Law's 2nd wife and some of his children are buried in the  ODOM CEMETERY and there are many burial places in that cemetery that are unmarked.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 14, 1994

HAROLD CORNELIUS LAW

Harold Cornelius Law, 69, of Statesboro, Ga., died Friday, September 2, 1994. He was the son of the late George Leonard Law and Ethel Felker Law of Ideal.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Ramsey Law; five sons, James, David, Ricky, Kewnneth and Brian, one daughter, Betty Ann, all of Statesboro; one brother, William Jeff Law of Oglethorpe.


 

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Aug. 20,1936

HUNDREDS PAY LAST TRIBUTE TO REV. HENRY P. LANGLOIS

Oglethorpe, Ga. - Aug 20, Hundreds of citizens throughout Macon County and Georgia were shocked and saddened to learn of the death of the Rev. Henry P. Langlois, pastor of the Oglethorpe and Ideal Methodist Churches, at the Methodist parsonage here Sunday afternoon. Death came after the beloved pastor suffered a heart attack late Saturday night.
While the close friends of Mr. Langlois knew he was suffering from a heart ailment, few of his many friends throughout the county knew his condition was serious. Months ago his physicians warned him that he would have to give up much of his work because of his health, but he refused to put aside the pastorial duties and continued to serve his churches actively.
Mr. Langlois was born in Canada on July 15, 1882. He moved with his family to Lynn, Mass. at the age of nine. He came south to New Orleans, La. in 1909. In 1912 he was married to Miss Pergis Glover of New Orleans and in 1919 they moved to Savannah.
In April of 1922, Mr. Langlois came in the South Georgia conference to the Trinity Methodist Church in Savannah.
Much More - not copied.
Interment was in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
No survivors are mentioned. Evidently, his wife died before him.
[Note:Marker in the Oglethorpe Cemetery reads: Rev. Henry P. Langlois, Methodist Minister, and wife, Virgie Langlois - No Dates.


Jessie Lena

Jessie Lena Underwood, b. 14 Oct 1869,Sumter Co., GA
d. 20 Jul 1951.
w/o Benjamin Washington Webb, b. 1 Sep 1859, d.13 Nov 1935.
Their children: Thelma, Albert Nelson (m. Arrie Mae Hogan),
Linnie Elizabeth, Della Sue (m. Charles Edward Parker), John Auburn (m. Elnora Pauline Roberts), Ben Earl (m. Jennie Best),Hubon Council (m. Elver Victoria Carraway), & Giles Buford.
Benjamin Washington Webb was born, lived & died in the same house in Macon Co., GA.

Note: there is an obit posted for Jessie's mother, Virginia Bailey Underwood which is listed with the name, Genevieve Underwood.
 



MRS. HERMAN [Addie Mae Vanzant] LAYFIELD

Mrs. Addie Mae Layfield, age 79, of Montezuma, Ga., died Early Sunday morning, June 1, 2003, at her residence. Funeral services were held Tueesday, June 3, 2003 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma, with burial following in the BERTHA DOZIER CEMETERY. Rev. Charles Chapman and Pastor Tim Weaver officiated.
Mrs. Layfield was born July 3, 1923 in Macon County, the daughter of the late John Vanzant and Minnie Plemmons Vanzant. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Mrs. Layfield was a retired seamstress and a member of Community Friendship Church in Montezuma. She was preceded in death by her husband of sixty years, Herman Layfield, and by a son, Edmond Layfield.
Survivors include one son and two daughters in law, Wayne and Bonnie Layfield of Pottersville and Patricia Layfield of Montezuma; two daughters and sons in law, Pearl and Warren Grimsley of Ellaville and Faye and Charles Chapman of LaGrange; one sister, Annette Grant of Macon; seven grandchildren; Shelby and Chris Parramore of Thomasville, Sharon and Eddie Watson of Ellaville, Eddie and Melissa Layfield of Montezuma, Lisa and John Morris of Ellaville, Kim and Ray Ham of LaGrange, Sheila and Roger Bivins of Ellaville and Church and Debbie Chapmano of Atlanta. Thirteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren also survive.
Watson-Giddens Funeral Home of Ellaville was in charge of arrangements.


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.          June 3, 1971

  EDMOND M. LAYFIELD

  Funeral services for Edmon M. Layfield , age 83, of Oglethorpe were held Tuesday, June 1, from the Whitewater Baptist Church at 4:00 in the afternoon.  Pastor, Homer Fowler and Rev. Carl Ayers officiated.  Burial was in the PINE   LEVEL   CHURCH   CEMETERY .

    Active pallbearers were Kelly Bearden, Jimmy Dorsey, Marvin Mygrant, Rufus Jones, Billy Kelly, Hudson Whatley, Raymond Hunt and Grover Hobbs .

  Forming an Honorary Escort were Dr. Tom Adams, Ray Green, Alvin Grant, Linwood Mygrant, W. H. Cromer, Sol Yoder, Willie Kelly, Tom Coogle, Lewis Wood, Lee Barfield, Paul Cromer, Ed Bentley, William Jones and Homer Kelly.

 Mr.  Layfield passed away on Monday.  He was a lifelong resident of Macon County and a member of Whitewater Baptist Church .  He was a retired farmer.

 Among his survivors are six sons, Calvin Layfield and Carl Layfield, both of Columbus, Ga. William Layfield of Albany, Johnnie Layfield and Herman Layfield, both of Montezuma and Willmon Layfield of Americus;  four daughters, Mrs. Glenn Gentry of Marshallville and Mrs. Ralph Stafford, Mrs. Clemon Odom and Mrs. Robert Cromer, Jr., all of Oglethorpe; three sisters, Mrs. Ada Lou Wisham of Americus, Mrs. Iva B. Robinson of Beuna Vista and Mrs. Leona Wisham of Butler; and a brother, L. L. Layfield of Ideal.

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

 [Note:  Edmon M. Layfield – Born July 28, 1890 – Died May 31, 1971 is buried in Pine Level Methodist Church Cemetery beside his wife, Pearl Felker Layfield [Oct. 5, 1897 – April 23, 1963]

 


From:  Guelda Hay’s Macon Co., Ga. Obit Collection     April 1990

 MRS.     RICKY     L.   [ Nancy    Young]    LAW

 Mrs. Nancy Young Law, 31, of Perry, died April 2, 1990 ion a Macon Hospital .

 Services were held April 3rd at the Marshallville Baptist Church with Rev. Kenny Thompson and Rev. Wesley Jones officiating.  Burial was in the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY .

 A native of Reynolds, Mrs. Law lived in Perry for the past 10 years.  She was manager of commercial printing for The Perry Times and attended Macon College .

 She is survived by her husband, Ricky L. Law of Perry; daughter, Christin Law of Perry; parents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Young of Reynolds; sister, Lynn Young Tennille of Newton; and two brothers, Harold Young of Daytona Beach, Fla. and Steve Young of Reynolds.

 The Watson-Hunt Funeral Home of Perry was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note:  Nancy Young Law – Born May 4, 1958 – Died April 2, 1990 is buried in the Mauseleum in the Marshallville Cemetery ]

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 4, 1930

R. W. LIFSEY

[Taken from 50 YEARS AGO in the April 2, 1980 Citizens & Georgian] R. W. Lifsey, 51, died at his home in Marshallville, Monday night following a long illness. The funeral services were held Wednesday morning at ten O'clock. Besides his wife, Mr. Lifsey is survived by a daughter, Florrie Gene, two sons, Hugh Lifsey and R. W. Lifsey, Jr.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for R. W. Lifsey. The obit does not say where he is buried. HOWEVER, there is a Lifsey Lot in the Marshallville Cemetery, Lot No. 193 on the cemetery map.
[Note: in the 1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census - HH 257 Winchester Road, shows Robert W. Lifsey 42 & wife, Minnie, 32 with son, Hugh 6 & son Robert W., Jr. 2.]


 

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

RICHARD HARRISON LOCKERMAN

Mr. Richard Harrison Lockerman, 83, of 511 McKenzie Drive, Montezuma, died Monday, July 4, 1994, in Flint River Community Hospital in Montezuma.
Services were held at 3 pm Tuesday, July 5, in First Baptist Church in Montezuma. Dr. Randy Gregg and Rev. Ralph Price, Jr. officiated. Burial was in SNOW UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Unadilla, Ga.
Mr. Lockerman, a native of Dooly County, was born July 22, 1910, the son of Charles Lockerman and Alma Goodman Lockerman. He lived in Montezuma since 1946, was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church near Montezuma and was retired from the City of Montezuma as a maintenance superintendent and a dispatcher with the Montezuma Police Department. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth Edwards Lockerman.
Survivors are 3 sons, Arlen Lockerman, Ray Lockerman and Mack Lockerman, all of Montezuma, a daughter, Ms. Lavern Owens of Montezuma, 8 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 


 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   September 8, 1960

 MATTHEW MC  CULLER  LOWREY

 Graveside services for Mathew M. Lowery, 86, who died at his home in Hickory, North Carolina, Sunday after a long illness, were held in EVERGREEN  CEMETERY in Perry Tuesday afternoon.

 Mr. Lowery was manager of the Nehi Bottling Company of Warner Robins .

 Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Corinne Baldwin of Marshallville and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

Note:  Matthew McCuller  Lowrey – Born May 3, 1874 – Died September 4, 1960 is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Perry beside his wife, Corinne Mann Baldwin Lowrey, wife of Matthew McCuller Lowrey [Aug, 29, 1881 – Sept. 17, 1975]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.    February 2, 1977

 JOHNNIE    IKE    LAYFIELD

 Johnnie Ike Layfield, 62, died Wednesday, January 26, 1977 in a local hospital.  Services were held Friday in the Montezuma Congregational Holiness Church.  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY with Rev. Sedric Jones and Rev. T. J. Waldrop officiating.  Pallbearers –not copied

 Mr. Layfield, a life-long resident of Macon County , was retired from Forest Mills and was a former employee of the Macon County C.I. Camp.  He was a member of Montezuma Congregational Holiness Church.

 Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Doris L. Layfield of Montezuma; a daughter, Mrs. Billy Bartlett of Montezuma; a son, James R. Layfield of Montezuma; five brothers, Herman Layfield of Montezuma, Willmon Layfield of Americus, Carl Layfield and Calvin Layfield, both of Columbus and William Layfield of Leesburg; and four sisters, Mrs. Glenn Gentry of Marshallville, Mrs. Clemon Odom, Mrs. Charles Swain and Mr. Ralph Stafford, all of Oglethorpe.  He had two grandchildren,  Tommie & ____ Bartlett .

 [Note: John I. Layfield – Born June 17, 1914 – Died January 26, 1977 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.    September 1, 1976

 EARNEST   CARL   LONGINO   

 Earnest Carl Longino, a former resident of Andersonville , Ga. passed away Monday, August 23, 1976 in Crestview , Florida , where he had been residing for the past 16 years.  He was 66 years of age, a retired carpenter and of the Baptist Faith.

 Services for Mr. Longino were held Tuesday August 24, from the Faith Baptist Church in Oglethorpe and interment was in the ANDERSONVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY .  The officiating minister was Rev. B. A. Goodman.

 Surviving Mr. Longino are three sons, Larry Gene Longino of Oglethorpe; Andsel Ray Longino of Jacksonville , Fl.; Ronnie Lee Longino of Laurel , Mississippi ; three brothers, Rev. T. W. Longino, H. P. Longino and J. C. Longino; one sister, Mrs. Douglas Carr of Jacksonville , Florida .

 Pallbearers – not copied.

 [Note:  Ernest Carl Longino – Born April 8, 1910 – Died August 23, 1976 is buried the Andersonville Church Cemetery .  This is a very old cemetery in the town of Andersonville ]

 

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

 REV.  GEORGE    W.   LINGLE,   SR.

 Rev. George W. Lingle, Sr. passed away Tuesday, May 3, 1976 at a local hospital following a long illness.  Rev. Lingle was born in Salisbury , North Carolina and was 61 years of age.  For the past seven years he had lived in Oglethorpe and was pastor of the Mt. Zion – St. Luke Lutheran Church.

 Funeral services for Rev. Lingle were held Wednesday, May 5, at Mt. Zion – St. Luke Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe with Rev. Gerald Troutman officiating.  Burial was in OAKWOOD CEMETERY in GASTONIA , N.C.

 Surviving Rev. Lingle are his wife, Charlotte Bame Lingle of Oglethorpe; four sons, George W. Lingle, Jr. of Tegs Kay, S.C., Rev. John P. Lingle of Charlotte, N.C., Capt. William R. Lingle of
Fort Carson, Colorado, Robert L. Lingle of Oglethorpe; two daughters, Miss Charlotte Virginia Lingle of Savannah, Miss Angela V. Lingle of Oglethorpe; one brother, John Lingle of Salisbury, N.C. and one sister, Mrs. Melbourne Farris of Cherryville, N.C.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.


 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   February 25, 1976

 MRS.HAMILTON FELTON [Eula Mae Kelly] BEARDEN  LAW

 Mrs. Eula Mae Kelly Law, age 86, of Oglethorpe, died Thursday, February 19, 1976 at a local nursing home.  She was the widow of Hamilton Law and had resided in Macon County all her life.  She was a member of the Whitewater Baptist Church .

 Funeral services for Mrs. Law were held Friday at Whitewater Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Brett and Rev. Carl Ayers officiating.  Burial was in KELLY CEMETERY .  Pallbearers: Ronnie Lane , Frank Kelly, Billy Kelly, Raymond Hunt, Thomas Law and Eddie Odom.  

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Evelyn Brennan; one son, Kelly Bearden, both of Oglethorpe; three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Law, Mrs. Julia Hunt and Mrs. Howard Barfield; three brothers, Robert Kelly and Reuben Odom of Oglethorpe and Arthur Kelly of Plant City, Fl.; a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

 [Note:  Eula K. Law – Born December 10, 1888 – Died February 17, 1976 is buried in Kelly Cemetery beside her husband, Hamilton F. Law [Dec. 8, 1860 – April 22, 1954] See Obit


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 17, 1982

LARRY JOE LASHLEY

Larry Joe Lashley, age 28, of Rt. 1 Andersonville, Ga. died Sunday, March 7, in University Hospital in Augusta, Ga.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 10, at 10 am in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Minister for the services were Rev. Homer Fowler and Rev. Bill Williams.
Mr. Lashley was a native of Macon County and had resided in Andersonville most of his life. Larry was a member of Whitewater Baptist Church and a 1971 graduate of Macon County High School. He was a former member of the National Guard. Her was employed by Daniel Construction co.
Survivors include a daughter, Miss Pamela Jean Lashley of Richland, Ga. his mother, Mrs. Mary K. Lashley of Andersonville; two brothers, James E. Lashley of Swainsboro, Ga., William Burt Lashley of Andersonville, Ga. three sisters, Mrs. Melvie Solomon of Greensboro, N. C., Mrs. Eunice Carolyn McLemore of Americus and Mrs. Mary Ruth Jones of Fort Pierce, Fla.
Pallbearers were Albert Price, Randy Miller, Ray Mygrant, Richard Larkin, Ernerst Gray and Danny Jones.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


 

MERWAN M. LASHLEY , 56 of Andersonville

Funeral services for Merwan M. Lashley, 56, of Andersonville, who died early Monday at Talmadge Memorial Hospital at Augusta, were held Wednesday at Whitewater Baptist Church near Oglethorpe with the Rev. Homer Fowler officiating. Burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. A native of Clay County, Ala., he had lived in Macon County since 1919. He was a farmer. He was a member of Whitewater Baptist Church. Survivors are his wife, the former Mary Effie Kelley of Andersonville; three daughters, Miss Melvie Lashley of Americus, Miss Ruth Lashley of Andersonville and Mrs. Walter McLemore, Jr. of Columbus; three sons, James Lashley, Larry Lashley and Bert Lashley of Andersonville; two sisters, Mrs. E. I. Register of Forest Park and Mrs. R. L. Larkin of Andersonville; two brothers, Lummus Lashley of Forest Park and W. E. Lashley of Andersonville; and two grandchildren. [Note: Merwan M. Lashley - Born May 29, 1911 - Died October 23, 1967 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery.]


 

Mrs. Sydney T. [Rachel Davis] Lee Death Notice
The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. March 3, 1916
CARD OF THANKS - We highly appreciate and thank the good people and our faithful doctor for being so kind, attentive and sympathetic to us about our beloved mother in her last days and in the time of our trying hours. We love and thank one and all, The Children of Mrs. S. T. Lee
[Note: Rachel Davis Lee - Born April 10, 1859 - Died February 20, 1916 is buried in Red Hill Cemetery beside her husband, Sydney T. Lee [Feb. 7, 1832 - Nov. 5, 1913]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 31, 1969
MRS. LILLIAN L. LIGHTNER - Graveside services for Mrs. Lillian Lewis Lightner, 80, who died Monday in a local hospital after a short illness were held Wednesday at 11 am from the FELTON CEMETERY with Rev. Emory C. Gilbert & Rev. Kenneth Bush officiating.
The widow of the late Dr. H. G. Lightner, she was a lifelong resident of Macon County and a member of Montezuma Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sisters: Mrs. Earl McKenzie and Mrs. R. E. Fokes, Sr. both of Montezuma; two sisters-in-law, Miss Mary Lightner and Mrs. Hattie Belle Lightner Brooks, both of Ideal; three nieces, Mrs. Lem Truesdel of Macon, Mrs. E. E. Zahra of Jacksonville, Fla. and Mrs. Reagin Sanders of Commerce, Ga.; three nephews, Earl McKenzie, Jr. of Atlanta, Dr. R. E. Fokes, Jr. of Moultrie and Jack L. Fokes of Montezuma.
[Note: Lillian Lewis Lightner - Born September 21, 1888 - Died July 28, 1969 is buried beside Mr. & Mrs. Jasper M. Lewis, probably her parents]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 18, 1971  LOCKWOOD-HARRIS-TAYLOR-GREENE  WILLIE LOCKWOOD FUNERAL NOTICE Willie Lockwood, age 64, of Ideal, passed away Tuesday morning at a local hospital following a lengthy illness. Mr. Lockwood was a retired civil service employee from Warner Robins and had lived in Macon County all his life. He was a member of the Ideal Baptist Church and a veteral of World Warr II. Funeral services were held Wednesday, November 17, from the Ideal Baptist Church. Rev. Clarence Keene officiated and burial was in LOCKWOOD CEMETERY near Ideal. The following served as pallbearers; Don Oliver, Charles Oliver, Cecil Helms, Charles Lockwood, Ray Greene and Durham Greene. An honorary escort - Not copied. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Voncile Harris Lockwood of Ideal; two sisters, Mrs. Ellis Taylor and Mrs. Robert Greene, both of Ideal, several nieces and nephews. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge. [Note: Willie Lockwood - Born January 27, 1907 - Died November 16, 1971 is buried in IDEAL-LOCKWOOD CEM.beside his wife, Voncile Harris Lockwood [7-17-1917 - 8-21-1973][He is the son of Sallie & Willie Lockwood probably buried in this same cemetery in UNMARKED GRAVES]


 

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


 

From: GUELDA HAY'S Macon Co., Ga. Obituary Collection

LITTLE BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEM.

LAYFIELD - HINES - MILLER - HOBBS - KIRKSEY - POLLOCK - PRICE - WISHAM

ELIJAH LEWIS LAYFIELD, 86, Died January 25, 1987
Ideal - Elijah L. Layfield, an 86 year old retired farmer, died Sunday in a local nursing home. Services will be held at 2 pm Today in Ideal Baptist Church. Burial will be in LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Ideal. The Revs. Sidney Clay and Clarence Keene will officiate. A lifelong resident of Macon County, Mr. Layfield was a member of Ideal Baptist Church. He was the husband of the late Mattie Mae Hines Layfield. Survivors include five daughters, Doris Miller of Montezuma, Frances Hobbs of Ellaville, Jeanette Kirksey of Butler, Shirley Pollock of Cordele and Gloria Price of Okeechobee, Fla.,; two sons, Hubert H. Layfield of Perry and Samuel E. Layfield of Ellaville; a sister, Ada Lou Wisham of Americus; 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. [Note: Elijah Lewis Layfield - Born September 7, 1900 - Died January 25, 1987 is buried in Little Bethel Baptist Cemetery beside his wife, Mattie H. Layfield [6-18-1905 - 4-15-1982] [Note: E.L.Layfield was son of Wm. Isaac Layfield [1843-1939] Obit & wife, Rebecca [Hobbs] Layfield Unmarked grave, next to husband] From: GUELDA HAY'S Macon Co., Ga. Obituary Collection LITTLE BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEM.


From: GUELDA HAY'S Macon Co., Ga. Obituary Collection LITTLE BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEM.
LAYFIELD - RAY - JOHNSON - SMITH - POOLE - SHEHEE - KELLY
MARVIN LAYFIELD, 63, Died in Americus Hospital
Ideal - Marvin Layfield, 63, died Thursday in an Americus hospital. Services will be held today in Little Bethel Baptist Church. Burial will be in the LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. The Rev. Jene Ross and the Rev. Clarence Keene will officiate. Mr. Layfield, a lifelong resident of Ideal, was a retired logger and farmer. He was a member of Little Bethel Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth Ray Layfield of Ideal; four sons, Julian Layfield of Americus, Mitchell Layfield of Enigma, Wayne Layfield of Andersonville and Martin Lloyd Layfield of Reynolds; two daughters, Mrs. Jack E. Johnson of Valdosta and Mrs. James D. Smith of Americus; five brothers, Leonard Layfield of Butler, Eugene Layfield of Montezuma, Monroe L. Layfield, Edgar Layfield and Reese Layfield, all of Ideal; five sisters, Miss Estelle Layfield and Mrs. Marvin C. Poole, both of Ideal, Mrs. Herbert Shehee and Mrs. Cumb Shehee, both of Butler, and Mrs. Joseph Kelly of Columbus; and 11 grandchildren. Watson - Mathews Funeral Home has charge. [Note: Marvin Layfield - Born November 5, 1916 - Died August 21, 1980 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery in the Layfield Family Lot.]


LITTLE BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
LAYFIELD - SHEHEE - KELLY
ESTELLE LAYFIELD, 85 Died Sunday, February 20, 2000.
Ideal - Services for Miss Estelle Layfield will be held Tuesday in LITTLE BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. Layfield, 85, died Sunday, February 20, 2000. She was a retired licensed nurse from Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus and a member of Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church. Survivors include her brothers and sisters; Leonard Layfield of Butler and Reece Layfield, M. L. Layfield, Edgar Layfield and Eugene Layfield, all of Ideal, Alice Shehee of Butler and Lois Shehee of Butler, Edna Kelly of Columbus. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, Ideal, 31041. [Note:Estelle Layfield - Born December 17, 1914 - Died February 20, 2000 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery in the Layfield Family Lot.]


From: GUELDA HAY'S Macon Co., Ga. Obituary Collection
LITTLE BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEM.

LAYFIELD - WISHAM - POOLE - SHEHEE-KELLY-HAYES

MRS. MONROE [Waif Wisham] LAYFIELD, SR. RITES

The funeral services for Mrs. Wafe Wisham Layfield of Ideal were held from the Little Bethel Free Will Baptist Church Thursday. The Rev. Gene Ross and Rev. Clarence Keene officiated with interment in the LITTLE BETHEL CEMETERY Born in Taylor County, October 10, 1894, the daughter of the late M/M Quint Wisham, she had made her home in Ideal most of her life. She was married to the late Monroe Layfield, Sr. and a member of the Little Bethel Free Will Baptist Church. Mrs. Layfield died Tuesday at the Riverside Hospital in Montezuma after having been in declining health for some time. Surviving are six sons: Marvin Layfield, M. L. Layfield, Jr., Edgar Layfield and Reese Layfield of Ideal, Leonard Layfield of Butler and Eugene Layfield of Montezuma; five daughters, Miss Estelle Layfield and Mrs. Chastine Poole of Ideal, Mrs. Herbert Shehee and Mrs. W. C. Shehee of Butler and Mrs. Joe Kelly of Columbus; one brother, Solan Wisham of Rupert and one sister, Mrs. Irma Hayes of Junction City; 33 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge. Pallbearers: Julian Layfield, Melvin Layfield, Larry Layfield, Stan Poole, Hoyt Shehee, Grover Shehee, Ricky Layfield and David Layfield. [Note: Waif Wisham Layfield - Born October 10, 1895 - Died May 5, 1978 is buried in Little Bethel Baptist Cemetery beside her husband, Monroe Layfield [b.Feb. 25, 1886 d. July 15, 1964]


From: GUELDA HAY'S Macon Co., ga. Obituary Collection

LITTLE BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEM.

LAYFIELD - WISHAM - FELKER - MITCHELL - SHEHEE - KELLY

REECE LAYFIELD, 63, SERVICES HELD FRIDAY

Ideal - Services for Reece Layfield will be Friday in Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, where he is a member, with burial in LITTLE BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. Layfield, 63, died Wednesday, May 23, 2001, son of the late Monroe Layfield, Sr. and Wafe Wisham Layfield, he was retired from Flint EMC. Survivors include his wife, Marlene Felker Layfield; children: Terry Layfield and Lynn Mitchell, both of Ideal; sisters and brothers; Lois L. Shehee and Leonard Layfield of Butler, Edna Kelley of Cautaula, Eugene Layfield, Monroe Layfield, Jr. and Edgar Layfield, all of Ideal; and a grandchild. The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma. [Note: Reece Layfield - Died May 23, 2001 at 63 years of age, is buried in Little Bethel Baptist Cemetery in the Layfield Family Lot.] [He was born about 1938]


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

JOHN MILTON LESTER

Mr. John Milton Lester, 77, of Route 1 Montezuma, Georgia, died Monday, September 21, 1992, in the Oaks Nursing Home in Marshallville, Georgia.
Services were held in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma at 3 PM Wednesday, September 23 with the Rev. Kay Stanaland officiating. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma.
Mr. Lester, the son of James D. Lester, Sr., and Effie Wood Lester, was born in Dooly County on May 17, 1915. He attended Byromville Elementary School, was a graduate of Gordon Military School and of the University of Georgia. He was an Army Veteran of World War II.
Survivors are, two daughters, The Rev. Katherine Gunn Lester-Harrigan of New Cumberland, Pa., Johanna Lockwood Lester of Stamford, Conn., three grandchildren, Daniel, Sarah Ann and Joshua Bullock, two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Louisa Lester and Mrs. Caroline Lester, both of Montezuma. three nephews and four nieces.

[Note: John Milton Lester "Sambo" - Born May 17, 1915 - Died - September 21, 1992 is buried in Felton Cemetery in the Lester Family Lot.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Monteuma, Ga. October 14, 1992

MRS. JOHN ADAIR [Velvie Bramblett] LEVIE

Mrs. Velvie Bramblett Levie, 90, of 522 College Street, Montezuma, died Saturday, October 10, in Flint River Community Hospital in Montezuma.
Services were held at 11 am Monday, October 12, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Dr. Randy Gregg officiated and burial was held in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma.
Mrs. Levie was born in Cumming, Ga., October 23, 1901, the daughter of Truman Bramblett and Lula Vaughn Bramblett. She had resided in Montezuma for most of her life, was a homemaker, a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church and the wife of the late John Adair Levie.
Survivors are a son, Walter A. Levie of Montezuma, two daughters, Mrs. Louila L. Watson of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and of Montezuma, Mrs. Christine L. Warren of Montezuma, two brothers, Hewlett Bramblett of Macon, Ivell Bramblett of Bainbridge, a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Bramblett of Titusville, Florida, nine grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

[Note: Velvie B. Levie - Born - October 23, 1901 - Died - October 10, 1992 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, John Adair Levie [March 9, 1894 - October 3, 1981] See his obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  December 29, 1932

THOMAS  G.  LASHLEY

CARD OF THANKS
  We wish to express our thanks for the many kindnesses shown us during the recent sickness and death of our beloved husband and father.
Signed:  Mrs. T. G. Lashley and family.

[Note: Thomas G. Lashley [March 29, 1879 - December 19, 1932] is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside Ellie R. Lashley [December 21, 1879 - March 12. 1978]
[Note: I do not find an obit in this paper]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. September 26, 1963 

JEWELL MANDYVILLE LEVIE

 Jewell M. Levie, 77, prominent Montezuma resident, died unexpectedly of a heart attack at his residence on North Dooly Street Tuesday night.

 Funeral services are planned for Thursday, the place to be announced by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Burial will be in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

 Members of the Montezuma Kiwanis Club, Travelers Rest Lodge and the Officers and Directors of Montezuma Banking Co. will serve as an Honorary Escort.

 A retired rural letter carrier, Mr. Levie was Vice-president of the Montezuma Banking Co., President of Walker Oil Co. in Marshallville, and had extensive farming interest in Macon County. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church, Kiwanis Club, Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge, and was a Scottish and York Rite Mason and a Shriner.

 Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lula Hill Levie of Montezuma; one son, Charles T. Levie of Atlanta; two daughters, Mrs. Albert H. Davis of Montezuma and Mrs. L. Earl Bagwell of Spartanburg, S.C. three brothers, J. Adair Levie of Montezuma, William D. Levie of Tarpon Springs, Fla., and Dr. J. K. Levie of Lafayette; five grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 [Note: Jewell Mandyville Levie – Born June 7, 1886 – Died September 24, 1963 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Lula Frances Hill Levie [July 25, 1891 – December 22, 1970] See her obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  December 29, 1932

MRS. JASPER MONROE [Lucy Bright Monk] LEWIS

Funeral Services For Mrs. Lucy B. Lewis - Services Conducted at Home of Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Fokes.
  Montezuma, Ga. Dec. 29 - Funeral services for Mrs. Lucy Bright Lewis, 68, were conducted Saturday morning from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Robert E. Fokes. Rev. J. A. Thomas and Rev. B. E. Donehoo officiating.
  Mrs. Lewis was born and spent her childhood at Crawfordville and her father, the late P. B. Monk, was a personal friend of Alexander Stephens. Later the family moved to Dooly County and from there, at the age of 19, she came to Montezuma as the bride of the late Jasper Monroe Lewis, prominent factor in the development of Montezuma who died 18 years ago.  She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church.
  She was apparently in her usual health until last Saturday, when she suffered a heart attack from which did not rally and her death occurred early Friday morning.
  Surviving are four children, A. P. Lewis of Montezuma, Mrs. Earl McKenzie and Mrs. R. E  Fokes of Montezuma, and Mrs. H. G. Lightner of Louisville, Ky. and six grandchildren.

[Note: Bright M. Lewis [1864 - 1932] is buried in FELTON CEMETERY beside her husband, Jasper M. Lewis [1853 - 1914] & Lillian Lewis Lightner [9-21-1888 - 7-28-1969] Obit & Ruby Lewis Fokes [2-25-1893 - 1-11-1976] Obit
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 29, 1980

ROBERT LEWIS

Funeral services were held on Thursday, October 23, at 4 pm in the Montezuma United Methodist Church for Mr. Robert Lewis, age 77, who died on Tuesday, October 21, in the Americus Sumter County Hospital. Rev. Joe Porterfield officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Mr. Lewis was a native of Alabama but had lived here most of his life. He was a retired insurance salesman with Independent Life Insurance Co., He was a member of Montezuma United Methodist Church Barracca Sunday School Class and Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge # 65.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Georgia Eugenia Lemmons Lewis of Montezuma; two sons, Robert Eugene Lewis of Montezuma and Billy Lewis of Acworth, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. Joe Collier of Montezuma and Mrs. Lester Peacock of Americus; and five grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Robert Lewis - Born - March 1, 1903 - Died - October 21, 1980 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery [Section C-Row 1-48]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  December 6, 1962

JAMES   GENERAL  LAW

Funeral Services Held Monday Morning For James General Law, 74.
Final rites were conducted from Reese Park Chapel, Americus,  Monday for James General Law, 74, of Oglethorpe, who died early Sunday morning at the Americus and Sumter County Hospital after a short illness.
  The Rev. Homer Fowler and the Rev. C. D. Justice officiated.  Burial was in RED HILL CEMETERY at Oglethorpe.
  Mr. Law, a lifelong resident of Macon County, was the son of the late Wade Hampton Law and Elizabeth McCarty Law. He was a member of County Line Baptist Church.
  Survivors include his widow, the former Mary Caskey of Oglethorpe; two brothers, B. E. Law of Americus and Leonard Law of Montezuma; also a number of nieces and nephews.
  Reese Park Chapel of Americus was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Red Hill Cemetery for James General Law HOWEVER, I do find two UNMARKED adult graves beside Wade H. Law [12-29-1864 - 1-29-1936] I have posted an Obit for Mary Caskey Law [b. ca.. 1903 d. 2-14-1963] and the other unmarked grave is probably, James General Law [b. 1888 d. 12-3-1962]
 


 

Mrs. William Vassar [Minnie English] Justice Obituary

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


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.       November 10, 1960

 REBECCA       SUE       LAYFIELD

 Funeral services for Rebecca Sue Layfield, 11 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clovis Layfield of Montezuma, were held Monday in Shiloh Baptist Church .

 Rev. D. L. Kight and Rev. C. P. Russell officiated with burial following in BERTHA  DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY .

 Pallbearers were Daniel Hill, Everett Massey, James Massey, Ernest Griggers, Harvey Raper and William Collier.  Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge.

 The youngster died Sunday in a local hospital after a short illness.

 Survivors other than her parents include a sister, Judith Ann Layfield of Montezuma; maternal grandfather, E. L. McAdams of Florence , Ala. ; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Layfield of Ellaville.

 [Note:  Rebecca Sue Layfield – Born December 12, 1948 – Died November 6, 1960 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery ]

 


 OBITS   for  March 2003

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. March 4, 1943

 ALVIN   P.   LEWIS

 Alvin P. Lewis Dies Of Heart Attack: Buried Wednesday

  Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Montezuma Funeral Home for Alvin P., Lewis, prominent Montezuma business man and senior member of the firm of J. ? Lewis and Sons, who died of a heart attack shortly after noon Tuesday.

  Mr. Lewis was taken ill Monday morning, but despite distressing pain, drove to Marshallville in the morning to obtain gin reports and came back to his store in Montezuma. He went to the hospital early Tuesday morning but his condition was not unduly alarming. He was served his lunch in the hospital room, and suddenly passed away shortly after.  He had been subject to similar attacks for some years.

  Mr. Lewis was the son of the late. Jasper M. Lewis, originator of the J.M.Lewis and Sons firm with Bright Monk Lewis, his wife.

  Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Alice Melton of Dawson, a daughter, Miss Margaret Lewis, who is a teacher at Commerce, Ga. and three sisters, Mrs. _arl McKenzie and Mrs. R. E. Fokes of Montezuma and Mrs. Lillian Lightner of Atlanta.

  Interment was in FELTON CEMETERY.

[Note: Alvin P. Lewis [11-5-1884 – 3-2-1943] is buried in Felton Cem. beside his wife, Alice Melton Lewis [2-4-1888 – 6-14-1966]


OBITS     FOR     JUNE     2003

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  October 2, 1958

 MRS.  EMILY     ROBINSON     LEE

 Mrs. Emily Lee, 101, Buried Tuesday; Native of County.

  Americus, Ga. – Funeral services were held from Reese Park Chapel Tuesday for Mrs. Emily Robinson Lee, 101 year old, Route 3 Ellaville, resident, who died Monday at the Plains Convalescent Home.

  Mrs. Lee had been active through her entire life until she became ill two weeks ago.

  She was born Feb. 3, 1857 in Macon County, daughter of the late William Clark Robinson and Mary Pritchard Robinson.  She had lived in Schley County for the last three years, moving there from near Oglethorpe.  Prior to that she resided here for about half a century.

  Survivors include two brothers, Elloitt Robinson and C. R. Robinson of Ellaville; sister, Mrs. J. O. Turner of Sylvester; son-in-law, J. O. Smith, Savannah; and a number of nieces and nephews.

  The Rev. H. H. Sheppard of Oglethorpe and Fred Martin of Ellaville, officiated at the services.  Interment was in OAK GROVE CEMETERY CEMETERY [Americus].

  Pallbearers included Howare Robinson, Marvin DeVane, Clark Robinson, Jr., Ferrell Robinson, Herman Holloway and Carlton Johnson.

  Reese Park Chapel was in charge of arrangements.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 25, 1971

ALLEN ELIJAH LOCKERMAN, SR.

Funeral Notice for Allen E. Lockerman, Sr.

Funeral services for Allen Elijah Lockerman, Sr., 92 of Montezuma were held Wednesday, February 24, from the Montezuma Methodist Church. Rev. R. O. Edenfield and Rev. C. G. Ward officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

Serving as pallbearers were Johnny Williams, John McKenzie, Edwin McKenzie, Paul Sinclair, J. B. Morris and J. E. DeVaughn: Forming an honorary escort were Dave Walker, John Fowler, Jim Brown, Dennis Riddle, E. K. Montfort, Marshall King, Dr. C. P. Savage, Claude Haugabook, Lawrence McKenzie and Leon Shumate.

Mr. Lockerman passed away at his home late Monday night, February 22, 1971, after a brief illness. He was a resident of Montezuma for 61 years moving here from Dooly County. He was retired Clerk of Macon County, holding this office for twenty years, and a retired contractor, a Mason for 63 years. Mr. Lockerman was a member of Traveler's Rest Lodge, F. and A. M., No. 65 being the oldest member of both the local lodge and the Montezuma Kiwanis Club. He was an Eastern Star and a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Butler Lockerman of Montezuma; a son, Allen E. Lockerman, Jr. of Atlanta; five daughters, Mrs. Blackwell Waters of New Bern, North Carolina, Mrs. Irma L. Jarmon of Graham, North Carolina; Mrs. J. R. Davis of Quitman, Mrs. Bill Bell of Americus and Mrs. Fred Shepard of Fort Valley; six grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

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

[Note: Allen Elijah Lockerman, Sr. [January 28, 1879 - February 22, 1971] is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Mary Butler Lockerman [September 22, 1888 - March 2, 1973]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 11, 1954

JOHN ROBERT LASHLEY

Final Rites For J. R. Lashley Held Saturday.

Funeral services were held Saturday from the Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church near Oglethorpe for John Robert Lashley, 77, of Oglethorpe who passed away at his home Thursday following an illness of several months. Rev. J. W. Hartley of Cordele officiated and burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

Mr. Lashley is survived by his wife, the former Cordelia Robertson; two daughters, Mrs. R. L. Larkin of Andersonville and Mrs. I. A. Register of Americus; four sons, M. M. Lashley and Lumus Lashley of Andersonville, W. E. Lashley of Ellaville and Urban S. Lashley of Oglethorpe; one brother, J./I/.L. O. Lashley of Lineville, Ala.; four sisters, Miss M. P. Lashley of Langdale, Ala., Miss M. E. Lashley and Mrs. E. C. DeVaughn of Lineville, Ala. and Mrs. E. A. Baker of Roanoke, Ala. 23 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

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

[Note: John R. Lashley [1877 - 1954] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside Cordelia R. Lashley [1879 - 1959] See her obit.

[Note OOOPS!! Cordelia R. Lashley's birth date is shown in "Cemeteries of Macon County" as 1979 and should be 1879. Please correct your copy. Thanks]


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

THOMAS JEFFERSON LEWIS

Services Held Sunday For T. J. Lewis, 86.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for Thomas Jefferson Lewis, 86, who passed away Thursday, October 28, in a local hospital. The Rev. McCoy Johnson and the Rev. W. S. Johnson officiated and interment was in the FELTON CEMETERY.

Mr. Lewis was born in Jones County, the son of the late Frances Middlebrooks and Flournoy Lewis and had made his home in Macon County for a number of years.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Roy Peacock of Americus and Mrs. Joe Collier of Montezuma; one son, Robert Lewis of Montezuma; seven grandchildren and 9 great grandchildrne.

Pallbearers - Not copied. Smith-Tindol Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Thomas Jefferson Lewis [September 18, 1868 - October 28, 1954] "Papa" is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Nancy Elizabeth David Lewis [January 11, 1871 - August 28, 1953] "Mama" See her Obit


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 6, 1957

CURTIS JEFFERSON LAMBERTH

Funeral Services Held Saturday For Curtis J. Lamberth.

Funeral services were conducted at the Byromville Baptist Church Saturday for Curtis Jefferson Lamberth of Byromville who died early Friday, May 31, at a local hospital after an illness of several weeks.

The Rev. D. L. Kight and the Rev. W. J. Adair officiated and burial was in CEDAR VALLEY CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not copied.

Survivors include his wife, the former Lena Grace Johnson; five sons, C. J. Lamberth, Jr. John Ed Lamberth, Thomas Lamberth, Willie Joe Lamberth and Douglas Lamberth, all of Byromville; one daughter, Mrs. J. D. Lockerman of Byromville; five brothers, W. D. Lamberth, G. C. Lamberth, Roy H. Lamberth and Dock Lamberth, Jr. all of Montezuma, and D. E. Lamberth of Macon and seven sisters, Mrs. Wood Collier of Byromville, Mrs. Eddie Loward Peaster, Mrs. Lilly Barker, Mrs. Dolly Bennett and Mrs. Fred F. Parks, all of Montezuma, Mrs. F. L. Cannafax of Macon and Mrs. J. C. Simson of Panama City, Fla.

Smith-Tindol Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

{Note: Curtis J. Lamberth[July 7, 1910 - May 31, 1957] is bvuried in Cedar Valley Cemetery ]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 6, 1945

MRS. ELIJA MC CARTY LAW

Funeral Services At County Line For Mrs. Elija Law, 77.

Funeral services were conducted from the County Line Baptist Church on Tuesday afternoon, August 28th, for Mrs. Elija McCarty Law, 77, who died at the home of her son, B. E. Law of Americus, Monday afternoon.

A resident of Macon County, Mrs. Law was born October 17, 1868. She was a member of Little Bethel Baptist Church near Ideal.

Survivors include five sons, B. E. Law and H. H. Law of Americus, L. C. Law of Montezuma, S. P. Law of Oglethorpe and J. G. Law of Unadilla; three brothers, C. L. McCarty of Ideal, W. T. McCarty of Eastman and J. L. McCarty of Doerun and a number of grandchildren.

The Rev. W. H. Emerson, assisted by the Rev. C. H. Kopp, officiated at the services and interment was in the COUNTY LINE CEMETERY.

Pallbearers were: Clyde McCarty, Seaborn Jones, Tom McCarty, Roy Heath, Ernest Holloway and Austin Law.

The Americus Undertaking Company was in charge of arrangements.

[Note:Susan E. Law [October 17, 1868 - August 10, 1945] is buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery.

[Note: Her name might be Eliza but it is spelled with a J in the obit.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 30, 1945

MRS. WILLIAM ISAAC [Rebecca Hobbs] LAYFIELD

Funeral Services Held Saturday For Mrs. W. I. Layfield.

Funeral services were conducted from the Little Bethel Baptist Church on Saturday afternoon, August 25th, for Mrs. Rebecca Hobbs Layfield, 84, who died at her homer near Oglethorpe Friday afternoon.

A life-long resident of Macon County, Mrs. Layfield was born here onb December 3, 1860. She was the daughter of the late Samuel Hobbs and Nancy Mooney Hobbs, both natives of Taylor County. She was a member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church and the wife of the late Wm. Isaac Layfield.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Dora Layfield Cromer and Mrs. Della Layfield Harris of Oglethorpe; Mrs. Alice Lou Layfield Wisham and Mrs. Eva B. Layfield Raburn of Americus and Mrs. Liona Layfield Wisham of Rupert; five sons, William Henry Layfield of Rupert; Monroe Layfield and Edmond Layfield of Ideal, Elzie Layfield and Dan Layfield of Ellaville and 85 grandchildren.

The Rev. W. H. Emmerson officiated at the services and interment was in the LITTLE BETHEL CEMETERY. Pallbearers were Herman Layfield, Lester Cromer, Homer Cromer, Luther Robins and L. W. Cromer. The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Little Bethel Cemetery BUT, I do find an unmarked adult grave known to be Rebecca Hobbs Layfield, next to her husband, Isac Layfield [April 3, 1843 - March 2, 1939] See his Obit.

Rebecca Hobbs Layfield was born December 3, 1860 - Died August 24, 1945]


Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. May 9, 1963

 MARSHALL C. LEVIE

 Funeral services for Marshall C. Levie, 60, of Tarpon Springs, Fla., who died unexpectedly at his home there last Wednesday, were held Friday May 3, at Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

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

 Pallbearers were Elmer Levie, W. H. Watson, Walter Levie, Walter Hill Levie, Charles T. Levie and Albert Davis.

 Ted Davis and David Levie served as junior pallbearers and an honorary escort was composed of the following: J. S. Croxton, C. V. Riddle, Carter C. Hill, Ernest Hill, D. N. Russell, Carl Maxey, Dr. T. M. Adams, Clarence Kinman, A. E. Lockerman, F. E. Adams, Dr. C. P. Savage and R. C. Collier, Sr.

 A native of Montezuma, Mr. Levie attended Berry College and the University of Georgia.

He was retired from the Coca Cola Bottling Co. and was a Rotarian.

 Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Marguerite Levie; four brothers, J. A. Levie and Jewell M. Levie, both of Montezuma, William D. Levie of Tarpon Springs, and Dr. J. K. Levie of Lafayette; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 [Note: Marshall C. Levie – Born February 22, 1903 – Died April 20, 1963 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Lt. A. T. Levie [July 11, 1896 – Dec. 9, 1943] American Legion ]

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 27, 1972

MRS. CHARLES BLACKWELL [TeCoah Harner] LEWIS

Mrs. TeCoah Harner Lewis, 83, widow of the late Charles B. Lewis, one time head of the Small Business Administration in Washington, D. C., and a familiar figure in Georgia banking circles, died Sunday. Mrs. Lewis passed away in a Canton nursing home following an extended illness.
Mrs. Lewis was a graduate of Wesleyan College in Macon. She was a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church.
Graveside services were held in FELTON CEMETERY at 11 AM Tuesday, April 25, 1972, with the Rev. R. O. Edenfield officiating.
Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Ida Belle Hendry Harner [should probably be Ida Belle Harner Hendry] of Waynesboro, Ga. three nieces, Mrs. TeCoah Harner Tucker of Atlanta, Mrs. Martha Jane Rannenberg of Waynesboro, and Mrs. Ida Belle Clarke of New Jersey; three nephews, Charles Lewis Brooks of Dalton, Dr. Joseph W. Harner of Anniston, Ala., and Norman Grady of St. Simons Island, Ga.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: TeCoah H. Lewis - Born December 13, 1888 - Died April 23, 1972 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, Charles Blackwell Lewis [Sept. 26, 1879 - Jan. 26, 1971] See his Obit

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 16, 1972

MRS. JOHN T. [Kate Hudson] LOCKERMAN

Mrs. Kate Hudson Lockerman of Montezuma passed away at a local hospital, Monday, March 13, 1972, after several week's illness. She was 82 years of age. Mrs. Lockerman had resided here for the past 33 years, coming from Dooly County. She was a member of the SNOW METHODIST CHURCH and the widow of John T. Lockerman.
Funeral services were held from the SNOW METHODIST CHURCH near Unadilla with Dr. A. C. Martin officiating. Interment followed in the CHURCH CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Survivors include, two sons, J. T. Lockerman and Hollis Lockerman, both of Montzuma; two daughters, Mrs. Maude Barrett of Reynolds and Mrs. Mendell Snodgrass of Concord, Tenn.; three sisters, Mrs. John Gurr of Albany, Ga., Mrs. Earl Marchant of Omega, Ga. and Mrs. Lizzie Ocker of New Smyrna, Fla.; twelve grandchildren , 8 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

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

WILLIE JOE LAMBERTH

Mr. Willie Joe Lamberth of Byromville, Ga., died Sunday, September 13, 1987, in Dooly Medical Center, Vienna, Georgia. He was the 47 year old owner of Lamberth Welding Co., Flint Fertilizer Co., and Vidalia Farm Supply. Services were held at 3 PM Tuesday, September 15, in Byromville Baptist Church. Burial with Masonic rites were in CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY, with the Rev. Kenn Haag and Dr. Alvin Brackett officiating.
Mr. Lamberth was born in Macon County, December 19, 1939, a son of the late C. J. Lamberth, Sr. and Lena Grace Lamberth. He lived in Dooly County most of his life, was co-owner of People's Propane Gas, D & S Service Station and a member of Byromville Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He was a member of Travelers' Rest Masonic Lodge No. 65 and Scottish Rite and was a Shriner. He served twenty four years in the Georgia National Guard.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Wright Lamberth; two sons, Steven Joseph Lamberth and Joseph Keith Lamberth, both of Byromville; his mother, Lena Grace Lamberth of Byromville, four brothers, Curtis Lamberth of Byromville, John Ed Lamberth of Perry, Thomas Lamberth of Cartersville, Douglas Lamberth of Lilly, a sister, Virginia Lockerman of Byromville.
Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Willie J. Lamberth - Born December 19, 1939 - Died September 13, 1987 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery in the Lamberth Family Lot.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma,. Ga. April 25, 1984

 DAVID   ZACHEUS   LINDSEY

   Mr. David Zacheus Lindsey, age 91, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Thursday, April 19, 1984 in the Macon County Medical Center.  Funeral services were held at 3 pm Friday, April 20, in the Montezuma First Baptist Church.  The Rev. Larry C. Cosper officiated.  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

  Mr. Lindsey was born in Wrightsville, Georgia on September 24, 1892 , the son of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Lindsey.  He resided in Montezuma for the past 24 years, moving from Macon, Ga.  He was a retired freight agent for the Macon-Dublin and Savannah Railroad.  He was a member of the Montezuma First Baptist Church, a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason, and a member of Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge, # 65.

  Survivors are his wife, Nettie Moxley Lindsey; one daughter, Mrs. Walter A. Levie, both of Montezuma; one brother, Herman I. Lindsey of Lakeland, Florida; two grandchildren; two great grandchildren.

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

 [Note:  David Zacheus Lindsey  -  Born  September 24, 1892  -  Died April 19, 1984 is buried in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery beside his wife, Nettie Moxley Lindsey  [10-17-1894  -  2-23-1989] Eastern Star


Citizens & Georgian - Moantezuma, Ga.  March 21, 1984

 GROVER   CLEVELAND   LAMBERTH

 Mr. Grover Cleveland Lamberth, age 62, of Montezuma, Ga., died Friday, March 16, 1984 at his home.  Funeral services were held at 3 pm Saturday, March 17, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. T. J. Waldrop and Sister Lorene Smith officiated.  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

  Mr. Lamberth, a native of Dooly County, was born July 29, 1921, the son of Doc J. Lamberth and Minnie Hayes Lamberth.  He resided in Montezuma most of his life and was a retired mechanic.  He served in the Army during World War II.

  Survivors are his wife, Berlyne Price Lamberth of Montezuma; three sons, J. C. Lamberth and Tony Lamberth both of Montezuma, Bobby Lamberth of Fort Valley; three brothers, Doc Lamberth of Kileen, Texas, Edwin Lamberth of Macon, Roy Lamberth of Manning, S.C.; six sisters,  Mrs. Beulah Lamberth Collier of Byromville, Mrs. Dollie Lamberth Raburn of Albany, Mrs. Ethel Lamberth Drake and Mrs. Grace Lamberth Cannifax; both of Macon, Mrs. Gladys Lamberth Simmonson of Panama City, Florida.  Mrs. Minnie Lee Lamberth Parks of Montezuma; four grandchildren.

  Pallbearers - Not Copied.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Grover C. Lamberth   -  Born July 29, 1921  -  Died  March 16, 1984 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery.]


MANY THANKS to Helen Hudson for submitting this obit to the Macon Co., Ga.
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The Daily Sun, January 14, 1972

MRS. PEARL RAYBY LAIL

MRS. PEARL LAIL
Mrs. Pearl Rayby Lail, 77. Died Thursday morning in a local nursing home.
Services wee held at 2 p.m. today at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church near Butler with burial in the County Line Baptist Church Cemetery near Ideal. Rev. Ray Freeman and Rev. Earl H. Dunn officiated.
Mrs. Lail, a native of Hickory, N.C., came to Warner Robins from Butler. She was a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ruby Bell of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Helen Trueluck of Centerville; a son, Charles W. Lail of Dawson; 17 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
McCullough Funeral Home in charge.

Georgia Death Index
Pearl R Lail 13 Jan 1972 78 years Resident of Taylor Co., Died in Houston Co.

SSDI
Pearl Lail B 28 Oct 1895, D Jan 1972, Last residence Warner Robins,
Houston, Georgia

[Note: Pearl Raby Lail - Born October 28, 1895 - Died January 13,
1972 is buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery beside Milas Lail [July 4, 1880 - Oct.15, 1929]
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 6, 1987

MISS FANNIE LOU LANDRUM

Miss Fannie Lou Landrum, 84, of Montezuma, Ga. died Monday, April 27, 1987, in the Macon County Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 3 PM Wednesday, April 29, in High Shoals United Methodist Church, High Shoals, Ga. Burial was in the HIGH SHOALS UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY and the Rev. Beth LaRoach officiated.
Miss Landrum, a native of Oconee County, lived in Montezuma for the past twelve years. She was a retired dietcian and a member of High Shoals United Methodist Church.
Survivors are a brother, Otis E. Landrum of Bishop, Ga., four sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Irby of Royston, Ga., Mrs. Mary Clair Hessinger of Bishop, Ga., Mrs. Blanche L. Day of Montezuma and Mrs. J. C. Kenney of Augusta, Ga.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 3, 1971

EDMOND M. LAYFIELD

Funeral services for Edmon M. Layfield , age 83, of Oglethorpe were held Tuesday, June 1, from the Whitewater Baptist Church at 4:00 in the afternoon. Pastor, Homer Fowler and Rev. Carl Ayers officiated. Burial was in the PINE LEVEL CHURCH CEMETERY.

Active pallbearers were Kelly Bearden, Jimmy Dorsey, Marvin Mygrant, Rufus Jones, Billy Kelly, Hudson Whatley, Raymond Hunt and Grover Hobbs.
Forming an Honorary Escort were Dr. Tom Adams, Ray Green, Alvin Grant, Linwood Mygrant, W. H. Cromer, Sol Yoder, Willie Kelly, Tom Coogle, Lewis Wood, Lee Barfield, Paul Cromer, Ed Bentley, William Jones and Homer Kelly.

Mr. Layfield passed away on Monday. He was a lifelong resident of Macon County and a member of Whitewater Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer.

Among his survivors are six sons, Calvin Layfield and Carl Layfield, both of Columbus, Ga. William Layfield of Albany, Johnnie Layfield and Herman Layfield, both of Montezuma and Willmon Layfield of Americus; four daughters, Mrs. Glenn Gentry of Marshallville and Mrs. Ralph Stafford, Mrs. Clemon Odom and Mrs. Robert Cromer, Jr., all of Oglethorpe; three sisters, Mrs. Ada Lou Wisham of Americus, Mrs. Iva B. Robinson of Beuna Vista and Mrs. Leona Wisham of Butler; and a brother, L. L. Layfield of Ideal.

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

[Note: Edmon M. Layfield - Born July 28, 1890 - Died May 31, 1971 is buried in Pine Level Methodist Church Cemetery beside his wife, Pearl Felker Layfield [Oct. 5, 1897 - April 23, 1963]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 10, 1960

REBECCA SUE LAYFIELD

Funeral services for Rebecca Sue Layfield, 11 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clovis Layfield of Montezuma, were held Monday in Shiloh Baptist Church.

Rev. D. L. Kight and Rev. C. P. Russell officiated with burial following in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

Pallbearers were Daniel Hill, Everett Massey, James Massey, Ernest Griggers, Harvey Raper and William Collier. Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge.

The youngster died Sunday in a local hospital after a short illness.

Survivors other than her parents include a sister, Judith Ann Layfield of Montezuma; maternal grandfather, E. L. McAdams of Florence, Ala.; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Layfield of Ellaville.

[Note: Rebecca Sue Layfield - Born December 12, 1948 - Died November 6, 1960 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery ]



 

Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. March 27, 1969
MRS. ATYS [Minnie Payne] LAWHON
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Payne Lawhon were held March 17th from the Oglethorpe Baptist Church with the Rev. Richard Gardner officiating. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS.
Mrs. Lawhon was 59 years of age and passed away at her residence in Montezuma on March 15th. A native of Macon County, she was a member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church.
Pallbearers were Ernest Payne, Archie Hill, Ralph Price, Jr., James R. Dorsey, E. R. Detamore and George Fowler.
Survivors include her husband, Atys Lawhon of Montezuma; one son, A. L. Shirah of West Palm Beach, Fla.; one daughter Mrs. J. T. Coleman of Brunswick, Ga. Five brothers: Lewis Payne of Americus, Robert Lee Payne of Oglethorpe, Willie Payne, Allen Payne and Dock Payne, all of Montezuma; thre sisters, Mrs. Henry Sanders of Ft. Gaines, Ga., Mrs. Marvin Elza of Americus and Mrs. Earl Crook of Marshallville.
[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in the Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens Cemetery for Minnie Payne Lawhon BUT there are 6 adult unmarked slabs by Arnold Payne 1919 – 1959]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 21, 1981

MRS. JOHN HENRY [Dot McCrea] LEVY

Mrs. John Henry [Dot] Levy, age 62 of Route 1, Oglethorpe, Ga., died at The Americus and Sumter County Hospital late Tuesday night, January 13, 1981. Funeral services were held at 11:00 am Thursday, January 15, from the graveside in OAK GROVE CEMETERY in Americus. Rev. Bill Comine and Rev. Bill Dupree officiated.
Mrs. Levy, the former Dot McCrea, was a native of Terrell County, Ga., daughter of the late Golden Emory McCrea and Naomi Martin McCrea. She had been an Oglethorpe resident for the past 5 years. She was a member of The Americus Presbyterian Chaurch and was the former sales manager of The Diana Shop in Americus.
Survivors include the following: her husband, John Henry Levy of Oglethorpe; one daughter, Mrs. Judy Bell of Oglethorpe; one son, Butch Levy of Oglethorpe; three grandchildren, Ervin Wayne Cromer and Christy Marie Cromer all of Oglethorpe; and two aunts, Mrs. Marie Mauk and Mrs. James W. Smith, both of Americus.
Hancock Funeral Home of Americus, Ga. was in charge of arrangements.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 20, 1992

JOSEPH MARION LACEY

Mr. Joseph Marion Lacey, 84, of 103 Virginia Circle, Montezuma, Georgia died Monday, MAY 8, 1992 in Charter Northside Hospital, Macon, Georgia.
Services were held at 4 pm Tuesday, May 12, in Cedar Valley Baptist Church, Montezuma, with the Rev . Keith Alderman officiating. Burial was in the CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Mr. Lacey, a native of Cherokee County, was born July 17, 1907, the son of the late John Marion Lacey and Ida Jane Haley Lacey. He had resided in Macon County for the most of his life and was a manager with DeVaughn Farms before retirement. He was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church and a deacon and a former Sunday School Superindendent. He was a member of Traveler's Rest Masonic Lodge No. 65.
Survivors are his wife, Ruby Pennington Lacey of Montezuma, two sons, Williams Marion Lacey of Adairsville, Harold Malcolm Lacey of Panama City, Fl., two sisters, Mrs. Jim Holcomb of Canton, Ga., and Mrs. Mary Clark of Toccoa, Ga., six grandchildren, five great grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Joseph Marion Lacey "Papa" - Born July 11, 1907 - Died May 11, 1992 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery ]

The Daily Sun (Warner Robins, Georgia)
 Tuesday, March 5, 1991
 
 TRESSIE A. LASHLEY
 Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. today in Red Hill Primitive
 Baptist Church in Oglethorpe for Tressie Athon Lashley, 87, of Route 1,
 Oglethorpe, who died Sunday in a local hospital. Elders Dennis Jones
 and Fred Gordon will officiate. Burial will follow in Oglethorpe
 Memorial Gardens.
 Mrs. Lashley, the daughter of C.D. Athon and Estella Justice Athon,
 was a native of Macon County, where she lived most of her life. She was
 a homemaker, a member of Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church and the wife
 of the late W.E. Lashley.
 Survivors include two sons, Kelma Lashley of Butler and Louie
 Lashley of Gray; two daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Card of Warner Robins and
 Mrs. Lucius Eubanks of Albertville, Ala.; three sisters, Mrs. Ophelia
 Ellis of Ellaville, Mrs. H.E. Dennard of Americus and Mrs. Carolyn
 Snipes of Dublin; 14 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 

The Daily Sun, Warner Robins, GA
 July 7, 1985
 Mr. Lamberth
 Funeral services for Robert Lee Lamberth of Perry will be held today
 at 2 p.m. in the chapel of the Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma.
 The Rev. Jim Shipley and the Rev. Jack Neill will officiate. Burial
 will be in the Cedar Valley Baptist Church Cemetery in Montezuma.
 Lamberth, 85, of the New Perry Nursing Home, died Saturday morning
 in the Perry-Houston County Hospital.
 Lamberth was a native of Montezuma and was a retired maintenance
 supervisor for Mid-State Packing in Ft. Mead, Fla. He had resided in
 Perry for the last nine years.
 Survivors include three sons; Charlie and Terry Lamberth of Perry
 and Bobby Lamberth of Plant City, Fla.; three daughters, Mrs. Dorothy
 McPhail of Macon and Mrs. Mary Brand and Mrs. Ann Richardson of Ft.
 Mead, Fla.; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two
 step-grandchildren and three step-great-grandchildren.
 Watson-Matthews Funeral Home in Montezuma is in charge of the
 arrangements.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 30, 1983

ARTIS WESLEY LOCKERMAN

Mr. Artis Wesley Lockerman, age 66, of Montezuma, Ga. died Saturday, March 26, 1982 in the Macon County Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 3 pm Monday, March 28, in the Cedar Valley Baptist Church. The Rev. Jack Neill officiated.
Mr. Lockerman was born November 26, 1916 in Dooly County, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wesley Lockerman. He lived in Montezuma for the past 41 years, was retired from Forest Mills Company and a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church. He was also an Army Veteran of World War II.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Josephine McDaniel Lockerman of Montezuma; three daughters, Mrs. Marilyn Lockerman Phillips of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Daisy Lockerman Golden of Thomasville, Mrs. Gerry Lockerman Giroux of Savannah, three brothers, Richard Lockerman and Jason Lockerman, both of Montezuma, Myrther Lockerman of Oglethorpe and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers - Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Artis W. Lockerman - Born November 26, 1916 - Died March 26, 1983 is buried in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 18, 1965

PAUL LOCKWOOD

Final Rites Held February 11th For Paul Lockwood.
Graveside services for Paul Lockwood, 70, of Ideal, who died on Tuesday, February 9, after an extended illness, were held at 3 pm Thursday in the LOCKWOOD - IDEAL CEMETERY near Ideal.
The Rev. F. M. York officiated. Pallbearers were Wilbur Green, Ronald Green, Durham Green, Ray Green, Louis Green and Junior Layfield.
A lifelong resident of Ideal, Mr. Lockwood was a member of the Baptist denomination. He was a farmer
Survivors include two sons, Charlie Lockwood of Oglethorpe and Samuel Lockwood of Milledgeville; one daughter, Mrs. Dean Hill of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Willie Lockwood of Ideal; two sisters, Mrs. Ellis Taylor and Mrs. R. C. Green, both of Ideal; two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

[Note: Paul Lockwood is buried in Lockwood-Ideal Cemetery with NO DATES on the marker BUT he was Born July 1, 1895 - Died February 9, 1965 info from the Ga. Death Index

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 6, 1980

J. FERRELL LOCKWOOD

Funeral Services for Ferrell Lockwood, 74, Held Wednesday
Funeral services were held Wednesday at First United Methodist Church in Moultrie, Ga. for J. Ferrell Lockwood, 74, who died January 22.
Burial was in WESTVIEW CEMETERY. Pallbearers were Alton Gammage, Billy Colson, Horace Wyatt, Hinton Reeves, Royce Bowles, Wallace Sherling, Carl Dasher and Tom White. The church men's Bible class was escort.
Mr. Lockwood was born May 6, 1905 in Ideal, Ga. He was the son of the late William Shepard Lockwood and Vannie Elizabeth Tarrer Lockwood. He was a retired grocery store owner and former member of the board of education.
Survivors include his widow, the former Miss Ruby Lansford of Moultrie; one son, Jimmy Lockwood of Phenix City, Ala.,; a daughter, Sandra Lockwood of Atlanta; three brothers, H. C. Lockwood, Fitzgerald Lockwood & Tracy Lockwood, both of of Moultrie. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 13, 1980

JAMES WELDON LITTLE

Services Held for James Weldon Little, 86.
James Weldon Little of Montezuma, Georgia died Wednesday, February 6, 1980 at the Americus Sumter County Hospital. He was 86 years of age and a native of Houston County. He had resided in Montezuma after moving here in 1972 from Houston, Texas. He was a retired carpenter and cabinet maker. He was a member of the Montezuma United Methodist church.
Surviving Mr. Little are two nieces, Mrs. Myrna Cheek, Mrs. Gladys Nelson, both of Oglethorpe; a nephew, Henry Taylor of Montezuma, Ga.
Graveside services for Mr. Little were held at 11 a.m. Friday, February 8, in the BENEVOLENCE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY with the Rev. Sam Taylor officiating.
Funeral arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 13, 1958

DR. HOMER G. LIGHTNER

Dr. H. G. Lightner Passes At Hospital Here; Rites Held Sunday.
Dr. Homer G. Lightner, 77, practicing physician in Ideal and Montezuma for many years, died in a local hospital Saturday following a short illness.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the chapel of Smith-Harris Funeral Home. The Rev. Henry Thomas officiated, assisted by the Rev. H. H. Gregory. Burial was in the IDEAL CEMETERY with members of the Ellaville American Legion Post serving as pallbearers.
A native of Schley County, Dr. Lightner taught school in Ideal before entering Emory University where he graduated in medicine. His medical practice was interrupted when he joined the service in World War I, being discharged as a major.
Dr. Lightner worked with the Veterans Administration in Oteen, N.C., Nashville, Tenn, Louisville and Lexington, Ky. Valdosta and Macon. He was retired from the VA in Macon in 1949. He was a Mason and a member of the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lillian Lewis Lightner of Montezuma; three sisters, Miss Mary Lightner of Ideal, Mrs. Louis B. Brooks of Cuyhoga Falls, Ohio, and Mrs. J. W. Nelson of Cadwell and a number of nieces and nephews.
Smith-Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Homer G. Lightner, M.D. - Born August 16, 1880 - Died February 8, 1958 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his sister, Mary Lightner [Dec. 19, 1882 - Dec. 26, 1969] See her Obit.

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 2, 1958

MRS. EMILY LEE

Mrs. Emily Lee, 101, Buried Tuesday; Native of County
Americus, Ga. Funeral services were held from Reese Park Chapel at 4 p.m. Tuesday for Mrs. Emily Robinson Lee, 101 year old, Route 3, Ellaville, resident who died about 3 p.m. Monday at the Plains Convalescent Home.
Mrs. Lee had been active throughout her entire life until she became ill two weeks ago.
She was born February 3, 1857 in Macon County, daughter of the late William Clark and Mary Pritchard Clark. She had lived in Schley County for the last three years moving there from near Oglethorpe. Prior to that she resided here for about half a century.
Survivors include two brothers, Elliott Robinson and C. R. Robinson of Ellaville; sister, Mrs. J. O. Turner of Sylvester; son-in-law, J. O. Smith of Savannah; and a number of nieces and nephews.
The Rev. H. H. Sheppard of Oglethorpe and Fred Martin of Ellaville, officiated at the services. Interment was in OAK GROVE CEMETERY [probably in Americus ]
Pallbearers included Howard Robinson, Marvin DeVane, Clark Robinson, Jr. Ferrell Robinson, Herman Hollowayh and Carlton Johnson.
Reese Park Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
 

 

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

MRS. WILLIAM E. [Emma Howard Frederick] LESTER

Final Rites Today For Mrs. Emma F. Lester, 91.
Marshallville, Ga. - Mrs. Emma Frederick Lester, widow of William E. Lester, died here Wednesday after a life-long residence in Marshallville. She was born February 16, 1867, the daughter of Donald Barton and Amanda Shuler Frederick, who were among the pioneers from South Carolina to this region.
She is survived by three children, James P. Lester and Miss Florence Lester, both of Marshallville and Mrs. H. M. Culpepper of Louisville, Ga. and by a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Marshallville Methodist Church at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 20, the body to lie in state there for the hour preceding. Interment will be in the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

[Note: Emma Howard, daughter of Donald Barton and Amanda Shuler Frederick, wife of William E. Lester, born Marshallville, Ga. February 16, 1867, died there November 19, 1958 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband, Willie E. Lester, son of Milton & Rebecca Pitts Lester, born Houston Co., Ga. May 15, 1867 - Died Marshallville, Ga. August 26 1934.]
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 25, 1958

ROBERT EDWARD LAW

Montezuma Boy Perishes In Barn Fire Sunday P.M.
Robert Edward Law, 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Edward Law of Montezuma, was burned to death in a barn near Andersonville Sunday afternoon.
Young Bobby was visiting with his family at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Artemus L. Law, Sr. in the Cut-Off Community. He and his sister, Deborah Louise were playing alone in the dairy barn which was filled with corn and hay when the blaze occurred about 2 p.m.
Deborah went into the house shortly before the fire was dicovered by adult members of the family. The heat from burning hay was so intense that efforts to reach young Bobby were futile.
Fire trucks from Oglethorpe and Montezuma arrived but were unable to extinquyish the fire. The child's body was recovered shortly after 5:00 p.m.
Other survivors are maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Hogg of Butler.
Funeral arrangements are tentatively set for 2 p.m. Tuesday. Smith-Tindol Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Burial in CEDAR VALLEY CEMETERY.

[Note: Robert Edward Law - Born February 2, 1955 - Died December 21, 1958 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery.
 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 3, 1989

MRS. BRYANT A. [Mattie Louise Justice] LEE

Mattie Louise Lee
Mrs. Mattier Louise Lee, age 86 of 1016 Harrold Avenue, Americus, Ga. died in the Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus on Thursday, april 27, 1989. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, April 29, 1989 from the Hepzibah Primitive Baptist Church [Red Hill] in Macon County, Georgia. Elder Kermit Nobels and Elder Fred Gordon officiated. Interment followed in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Mrs. Lee was a native and life long resident of Sumter County, daughter of the late William Justice and Mollie Wheeler Justice. Mrs. Lee was the wife of the late Bryant A. Lee who died in 1980. She was a member of the Hepzibah Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include the following: Three daughters, Mrs. Doris Moore and Mrs. Iona Hutto, both of Warner Robins, Ga. and Mrs. Falba Price of americus; one son, David L. Lee of Americus, eleven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
The following grandsons served as pallbearers: Donnie Price, Rickie Price, Gary Price, Gene Price, Frank Whitaker, Butch Moore, Ronnie Hutto and Emmie Hutto. The Deacons of the Hepzibah Primitive Baptist Church served as Honorary Pallbearers.
Hancock Funeral Home of Americus was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Louise J. Lee - Born July 4, 1902 - Died April 27, 1989 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Bryant A. Lee [April 30, 1887 - Aug. 24, 1980]

 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 19, 1989

MRS. LEONARD C. [Eva Williams] LAW

Funeral Services For Mrs. Eva Williams Law, 85 of Albany.
Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Williams Law, 85, of Albany, Georgia, who died Tuesday, July 11, 1989 in Palmyra Park Hospital, were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 13, from Mathews Oaklawn Chapel Funeral Home in Albany. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma.
Mrs. Law was born in January 17, 1904, in Sumter County, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jasper N. Williams. She lived in Montezuma most of her adult life before moving to Albany 11 years ago. She was the wife of the late L. C. Law and a member of the Jolly Elders and Byne Memorial Baptist Church in Albany.
Survivors include a son, Leonard P. Law of Marietta, two daughters, Mrs. Latrelle Lane and Mrs. Inez Ledden, both of Albany; two brothers, Paul Williams of Andersonville and Gibson Williams of Whitmire, S.C.; a sister, Mrs. Mary Brooks of Tallahassee, Fla., ten grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren.

[Note: Eva W. Law - Born 1904 - Died 1989 is buried in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery beside her husband, Leonard C. Law [1901 - 1975]
 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. - July 26, 1989

LUMUS LASHLEY

Funeral Services For Mr. Lumus Lashley, 74 of Montezuma.
Mr. Lumus Lashley, 74, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Wednesday, July 19, 1989 in Peach County Hospital in Fort Valley, Georgia.
Graveside services were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 23, in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. The Rev. Homer Fowler officiated.
A native of Clay County, Alabama, Mr. Lashley was born May 3, 1915, the son of John Robert Lashley and Cordelia Robinson Lashley. He had resided in Macon County for approximately twenty-five years and was an Army Veteran of World War II. He was a retired farmer.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Patricia L. Albritton of Fort Valley, two granddaughters, Mrs. Kaye Utley of Lithonia, Mrs. Ginger Rowell of Warner Robins, two grandsons, Eddie Watson of Macon, Jeff Watson of Lithonia; three great grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Lumus Lashley Born May 3, 1915 - Died July 19, 1989 Pfc. U.S.Army WWII, is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 23, 1989

EMMETT RUSSELL LOTT, SR.

Graveside Services For Emmett Russell Lott, 89, of Montezuma
Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 16, 1989 in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, for Mr. Emmett R. Lott. Mr. Lott, 89, died Monday, August 14, in the Montezuma Health Care Center. The Rev. W. E. Toole officiated.
A native of Cambridge City, Indiana, Mr. Lott was born October 22, 1899, the son of David Oscar and Emma Grace Lott. He resided in Montezuma for the past six years, moving from St. Peteersburg, Fla. He was a retired printer and the husband of the late Helen Kettles Lott. He was of the Protestant faith.
Survivors are three sons, E. R. Lott, Jr., and Edward E. Lott, both of Montezuma and Jack D. Lott of Columbia, S.C.; ten grandchildren and ten great grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: E. Russell Lott - Born 1899 - Died 1989 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, H. Gertrude Lott [1897 - 1985]
 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 13, 1989

MRS. JASON H. [Evelyn Edwards] LOCKERMAN

Funeral Services for Mrs. Evelyn E. Lockerman, 77, of Montezuma.
Mrs. Evelyn Edwards Lockerman, 77, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Monday, September 4, 1989 in the Montezuma Helath Care Center. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 5, in Cedar Valley Baptist Church. The Rev. Jack Neill officiated and burial was in the CEDAR VALLEY CEMETERY.
Mrs. Lockerman was born in Dooly County, September 18, 1911, athe daughter of Charles W. Edwards and Alma Pattishall Edwards. She resided in Macon County most of her life, was retired from Forest Mills Company and a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church. She was the wife of the late Jason H. Lockerman.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Imogene Bowen of Midville, Ga., Mrs. Martha McKinney and Mrs. Cheryl Dixon, both of Montezuma, a son, Edwin H. Lockerman of Eatonton, a brother, Charlie M. Edwards of Montezuma, three sisters, Mrs. Laura Maude James of Ideal, Mrs. Elizabeth Lockerman and Mrs. Emmie L. Peaster, both of Montezuma; ten grandchildren, seven great grandchildren.
Pallbearers and Honorary pallbearers - Not Copied.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangments.

[Note: Evelyn E. Lockerman - Born - September 18, 1911 - Died September 4, 1989 "Mama" is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside her husband, Jason H. Lockerman [9-5-1914 - 10-3-1987] "Daddy"
 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 13, 1989

MRS. DAVID D. [Maggie Sewell] LACEY

Funeral Services for Mrs. Maggie Sewell Lacey, 91, of Montezuma
Mrs. Maggie Sewell Lacey, 91, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Sunday, December 10, 1989, in The Oaks Nursing Home, Marshallville, Georgia. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, December 12, in Cedar Valley Baptist Church, with the Revs. Jack Neill and Kenneth Thompson officiating.
Mrs. Lacey, a native of Forsyth County, was born June 4, 1898, the daughter of Oliver G. Sewell and Martha Ann Worley Sewell, She had resided in Macon County most of her life, was a homemaker and member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church and the Homemakers Sunday School Class. She was the wife of the late David D. Lacey.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Jane Lacey Johnson of Marshallville; a son, Gene D. Lacey of Montezuma; three grandchildren, Doyle H. Johnson, Jr., Mrs. Debrah J. Thompson, Jim Lacey; four great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Bobby Pike, Sammy Pike, Harold Pike, J. D. Taylor, Billy Taylor, Jack Smith, Mack Smith.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Maggie Sewell Lacey - Born June 3, 1898 - Died - December 10, 1989 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside her husband, David Lacey [Feb.11, 1904 - Jan. 3, 1978]

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 30, 1961

ALBERT LITTLEBEAR

A. Littlebear, 90, To Be Buried Here Thursday.
Albert Littlebear, 90 year old resident of Columbus, died Tuesday night, March 28, 1961 at the Medical Center in that city after an illness of two months. He was a former resident of Montezuma, a member of the Campbellite Church and a Mason.
A retired showman, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Sarah Liesman of Victoria, Texas, one son, George Littlebear of Columbus and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 4:00 pm Thursday from the graveside in FELTON CEMETERY with the Rev. C. G. Ward officiating. Members of Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge will serve as active and honorary pallbearers.
Smith Tindol Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Al Little Bear - Born October 7, 1870 - Died March 28, 1961 is buried in Felton Cemetery] [Note; There is no Death Date on the Marker] [If you have "Cemeteries of Macon County" you will find in the Index: Bear, Al Little pg. 55.]



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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 5, 1962

JAMES EDWARD LOCKE

J. E. Locke, 84, Buried March 26 At Butler
Final rites for James Ed Locke, 84, who died suddenly March 25, 1962 at his home near Butler, were held from the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Butler, on March 27th.
The Revs. Z. L. Purdue and Walter R., Evans officiated and interment was in the MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY with full Masonic rites.
A life-long resident of Taylor County, Mr. Locke was a retired farmer and a member of ther Mt. Pisgah Church. He was also a member of Fickling Masonic Lodge No. 129 for over 50 years.
Survivors include two sons, A. E. Locke and G. D. Locke of Butler; a daughter, Mrs. F. C. Ball of Greenville, Tennessee; two brothers, A. J. Locke and J. B. Locke of Butler, two sisters, Mrs. Frank Bone of Columbus and Mrs. Grady Walden of Augusta; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: James Edward Locke - Born December 23, 1877 - Died March 25, 1962 is buried in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.


From: Guelda Hay's Obit Collection from Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church - Macon Co., Ga.

  LAWHORN - EUBANKS - HARRIS - ALLEN        

  MRS. MORRIS  [Helen Eubanks]  LAWHORN

  Mrs. Helen Eubanks Lawhorn, 76, of Butler, died February 23, 1998 at Upson Regional Hospital in Thomaston.

  Graveside services were held February 25 at LITTLE BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY near Ideal with Rev. Sidney Jones, Rev. Ray Smith and  Rev. Steve Skidmore officiating.

  She was a native of Macon County but had resided in Taylor County most of her life.  She was a homemaker.

  She is survived by her husband, Morris Lawhorn of Butler; sons, Billy Lawhorn of Chatsworth, Bobby Lawhorn of Dexter, Johnny Lawhorn and Randy Lawhorn of Butler and Frank Lawhorn of Reynolds; daughters, Elizabeth Harris, Sue Lawhorn and Maxine Allen of Butler; 20 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

  Pallbearers: Sidney Eubanks, Mark Simmons, Dudley Eubanks, Steve Eubanks, Tom Eubanks, Lusious Eubanks and Ricky Eubanks.

  Edwards Funeral Home of Butler was in charge.

[Note: [New marker in New Section of Cemetery - created since "Cemeteries of Macon Co." book was published in 1993] Helen Eubanks Lawhorn - Born October 24, 1921 - Died February 23, 1998] is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery


 

Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  December 11, 1969

 LOCKERMAN - SATTERFIELD - ROLAND - TURNER

 MRS.  HOLLIS E. [Lucille Satterfield]  LOCKERMAN

 Funeral services for Mrs. Lucille Satterfield Lockerman, 48, who died December 3, very suddenly, were held Friday in the CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH.  Dr. A. C. Martin and the Rev. Otho Pirkle officiated and burial followed in the church cemetery.

  Mrs. Lockerman was a lifelong resident of Macon County and was a member of the Cedar Valley Baptist Church.  She was am employee of Maffett's Department Store.

  Survivors include her husband, Hollis E. Lockerman of Montezuma; a son, Ronald H. Lockerman of Montezuma; three daughters, Miss Annette Lockerman, Miss Connie Lockerman, and Miss Kathy Lockerman, all of Montezuma; her mother, Mrs. Amelia Satterfield of Montezuma; two brothers, Wesley Satterfield of Montezuma and Charles H. Satterfield of Cummings; and two sisters, Mrs. Jack Roland of Winnsboro, S.C. and Mrs. J. L. Turner of Ideal.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note:  Lucille S. Lockerman - Born February 4, 1921 - Died December 3, 1969 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside her husband, Hollie E. Lockerman [1919 - 1987]


 

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

LIGHTNER - NELSON - BEDDINGFIELD - BROOKS

MISS MARY LIGHTNER

Funeral services for Miss Mary Lightner of Ideal who died at her residence December 26, after a brief illness, were held Sunday, December 18, from the Chapel of the Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma.

  Elder A. W. Corley and Rev. Clarence Keene officiated and burial followed in the IDEAL  CEMETERY.

  Great nephews served as pallbearers and included John Lightner, Hank Lightner, Bob Lightner, John W. Nelson, Jr.  Belson Beddingfield, and Jimmy Beddingfield.

  Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Lewis Brooks of Ideal and several nieces and nephews.

[Note: Mary Lightner - Born December 19, 1882 - Died December 26, 1969 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside Homer G. Lightner,M.D. [1880-1958]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  January 1, 1970

LIVINGSTON - JOINER - COLE             

CHARLES SAMUEL LIVINGSTON,  60.

Funeral services for Charles Samuel Livingston, 60, of Byromville, who died December 26, in a Montezuma hospital after a short illness, were held December 27, at the chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home.

  The Rev. Clarence Cawthon and the Rev. Graham Glover officiated.  Burial was in the FELTON CEMETERY.

  Mr. Livingston was born in Baker County but had lived in Dooly County for five years.  He was employed by the USS Agri-Chemicals, Inc. as credit manager.  He was a graduate of the Marion Institute in Alabama and was a past member of the Rotary Club.  He was a member of the Byromville Methodist Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Virginia Joiner Livingston of Byromville; one daughter, Mrs. Lester Cole of Montezuma; one brother, G. M. Livingston, Sr. of Bainbridge; three grandsons.

[Note: Charles Samuel Livingston - Born March 5, 1909 - Died December 26, 1969 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Alva Arthur Joiner [1884 - 1949] & Pauline Clark Joiner [1888 - 1964]


 

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

LARAMORE - STEPHENS - FRASER - BYRD - PARHAM

CLIFFORD  STEPHENS  LARAMORE, 84.

Services for Clifford Stephens Laramore, 84, who died in Dooly County Medical Center Friday after an extended illness, were held Sunday from the Montezuma United Methodist Church.

  The Rev. Emory Gilbert, the Rev. Kenneth Bush and the Rev. Sam Buchanan officiated with burial in the FELTON CEMETERY.

  Mr. Laramore was a retired sign painter with the Publix Supermarket of Lakeland, Fla.  He had lived in Montezuma for five years.  His parents, William P. Laramore and Florida Stephens Laramore were early residents of Montezuma.  He was a graduate of the Georgia Military Academy and the Draughn Business College.  Mr. Laramore was a Baptist.

  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Pearl Fraser Laramore of Vienna; a daughter, Mrs. Frank B. Byrd, Jr. of Montezuma; and a son, Louis F. Parham of Vienna.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home  was in charge.

[Note: Clifford Stephens Laramore - Born 1885 - Died January 9, 1970 and is buried in Felton Cemetery beside William P. Laramore [1851 - 1929]


The BUTLER HERALD - November 21, 1893

MRS. JANE LINDSEY

Mrs. Jane Lindsey died at her home in Garden Valley on the 9th inst.

[Note: Mrs Jane Lindsey was the widow of Wright Johnson and Caleb Lindsey]
[Jane Lindsey b. January 14, 1832 in Miss. d. November 11, 1893 in Macon County and is buried in the SHEPHERD - located on the north side of State Hwy 127, abt 1 mi. west of State Hwy 128, at Garden Valley, Ga. Enclosed in wrought iron fence. Visible from the road.]
[HELP !!!!!!- Several of the people buried in this cemetery, show on their Death Certificate that they were buried in OAK GROVE CEM. Does anyone have any knowledge of it every being called OAK GROVE?
 


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 2, 1945

MAXINE A. LA CROIX

Funeral Services Held Saturday For M. A. LaCroix, 67.

Funeral services were held Saturday morning, June 23, for Maxine A. LcCroix, 67, who died at a Montezuma hospital early Friday morning.

Born in Quebec, Canada on December 25, 1877, the son of the late Pierre and Emma LaCroix, both natives of Canada, Mr. LaCroix moved to Oglethorpe several years ago and began business as a cabinet maker. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church of Oglethorpe and the husband of Hattie Simmons LaCroix, who survives him.

Services were conducted from the Montezuma Funeral Home, the Rev. John D. Zeigler officiating and interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

Pallbearers were Ralph Murray, William Ansley, Gene Stafford, H. U. Kicklighter, Herman Britt and Harvey Mathis.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Oglethorpe Cemetery for Mr. Maxine A. La Croix]


Response to my Request for clarification of Mary Ann Strickland Lester's husband's name.

An ardent Macon County and Central Georgia researcher has found this family in the 1930 Dooly Co., Ga. Census and his shared this info with me.

Dooly Co., Ga. 1930 - Dooling, on Byromville and Montezuma Road.

LEWIS P. LESTER HH 46

Mary wife 41

James D. son 16

Miss B,. [?] dau. 11

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 10, 1945

MRS. J. P. [Mary Ann Strickland] LESTER

Funeral Services Held May 4th For Mrs. J. P. Lester.

Funeral services were held Friday morning, May 4, for Mrs. Mary Ann Lester, who died after a short illness at the South Highland Infirmary in Birmingham, Ala, on Tuesday, May 1. Mrs. Lester lived near Montezuma until the latter part of November when she went to Birmingham to visit her sister, Mrs. Fred Monteraharo.

Widow of the late J. P. Lester, Mrs. Lester was born in Coaling, Alabama in 1878, the daughter of the late Elisha Strickland and Paralee Elliot Strickland. She was an active member of the Byromville Methodist Church and a member of the D.A.R.

Survivors include one son, J. Daniel Lester of Moantezuma; one daughter, Mrs. C. W. Brooks of Brooklyn, N.Y.; three grandchildrfen, Ned, Daniel C. and Mary Linda Brooks of Brooklyn and one sister, Mrs. Monteaharo of Birmingham, Ala.

Services were conducted from the Byromville Methodist Church, the Rev. George Clary, Jr. officiating, assisted by the Rev. Jason Shirah. Interment was in FELTON'S CEMETERY in Montezuma.

Pallbearers were R. C. Elrod, Dr. E. B. Davis, J. M. Josey, Sr., W. M. Patterson and Ezekiel Murray.

[Note: Mary S. Lester [March 23, 1878 - May 1, 1945] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Louis P. Lester [November 19, 1873 - November 16, 1929] and on the other side, James Daniel Lester [August 16, 1903 - August 9, 1977]

[Note: I am WONDERING - IF - Louis P. Lester is Mary's husband with his name listed incorrectly either in this obituary or in the "Cemeteries of Macon County". Anyone with knowledge of this situation, PLEASE RESPOND.]


Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 10, 1944

DR. SAMUEL B. LIGGIN

Funeral Services Conducted Friday For Dr. S. B. Liggin. [Microfilmed on the curve-Difficult to read parts]

Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon, August 4, for Dr. Samuel B. Liggin, 68, who died at his residence in Montezuma Friday morning after an illness of several months.

Dr. Liggin had lived in Georgia all his life and had been a resident of this community for eight years, practicing medicine until he retired ___years ago. He was born in ___County in 1875, the son of the ___Henry Liggin and Elizabeth __tsett.

Surviving are his wife, Emmie __mbers Liggin and two sons, Sam Liggin, who has been in the Canal ___for the past year or more__ Civil Service but plans to enter the Army in September and __ Liggin with the Armed Forces, ___Bureau in Australia.

Services were conducted at the Montezuma Funeral Home by the Rev. B. A. Pafford and interment was in FELTON'S CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - Not Copied. The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Felton Cemetery for Dr. Samuel B. Liggin]


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

MRS. JAMES SANFORD [Allene Galloway] LAVENDER

Mrs. Jamie Lavender Taken By Death; Buried On Sunday.

After a tragic illness of many months, Mrs. Allene Galloway Lavender, wife of Jamie Lavender of Montezuma, died Saturday afternoon at 1:30. Mrs. Lavender was born in Mt. Airy, N.C. and had lived in Montezuma for the past twenty-seven years. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Lucy Blackwill Galloway.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Montezuma Funeral Home with the Rev. George M. Ray and the Rev. B. A. Pafford officiating. Lawrence McKenzie sang, with Mrs. A. C. Richardson accompanying at the piano. Burial was in the FELTON CEMETERY.

Surviving her death are her husband, Jamie Lavender; three brothers, Gaston Galloway of Charlotte, N.C., Harry Galloway and Frank Galloway of Little Rock, Ark. and the following cousins, Mrs. L. S. Apperson, Mrs. Robert Kerr, Mrs. Roland Brooks, Miss Elizabeth Lewis, all of Montezuma and Mrs. John Collier of Little Rock.

[Note: Aline Galloway Lavender, wife of James S. Lavender [April 27, 1891 - January 8, 1944] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, James Sanford Lavender [March 26, 1884 - January 12, 1960] See his Obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 23, 1964

MONROE L. LAYFIELD

M. L. Layfield, 79, Passes After Long Illness; Rites Fri.

Monroe L. Layfield, 79, of Ideal, died in a local hospital at 8 PM Wednesday, July 15, after a long illness.

Funeral services were held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon, Jyly 17, from LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH, near Ideal. The Rev. William Tribble and Elder Bentley Adams officiated and burial was in the LITTLE BETHEL CEMETERY.

Pallbearers were grandsons of the deceased, namely; Grover Shehee, Ricky Layfield, Stan Poole, Julian Layfield, Dannie Shehee and Milton Layfield. Honorary pallbearers were Clyde Raburn, Lewis Wood, G. C. Gilbert, Clovis Poole, Hubert Payne, Horace Cromer, Arthur Fowler, John F. Williams and Fred Gilbert.

Mr. Layfield was a life-long resident of Ideal and a retired farmer. He was a member of Little Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Wafe Wisham Layfield of Ideal; seven sons, Marvin Layfield, M. L. Layfield, Jr., Edgar Layfield and Reese Layfield, all of Ideal, Leonard Layfield of Butler, Weaver Layfield of Marshallville and Eugene Layfield of Montezuma, five daughters, Miss Estelle Layfield and Mrs. Chastine Poole, both of Ideal, Mrs. Herbert Sheehee and Mrs. W. C. Sheehee, both of Butler, and Mrs. Joe Kelley of Columbus; three brothers, Ed Layfield of Oglethorpe, William H. Layfield of Ellaville and Elijah Layfield of Ideal; four sisters, Mrs. Ada L. Wisham of Americus, Mrs. Dora Cromer of Marshallville, Mrs. Hobson Robins of Buena Vista and Mrs. Wanza Wisham of Mauk; 33 Grandchildren; five Great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Monroe Layfield [February 25, 1886 - July 15, 1964] is buried in Little Bethel Baptist Cemetery beside his wife, Waif Wisham Layfield [Oct. 10, 1895 - May 9, 1978] See her Obit

[Note: These markers were skipped - overlooked - missed when "Cemeteries of Macon County" was surveyed. We do apologize to researchers of this family for this oversight.

[Note: Others not listed: Estelle Layfield [12-17-1914] Weaver Layfield [5-25-1925 - 4-5-1975] Reece Layfield [died May 23, 2001 @ 63 yrs.] Marvin Layfield [11-5-1916 - 8-21-1980] & Fred Layfield [1930 - 1934]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 16, 1943

ALBERT THEODORE LEVIE

Theodore Levie Dies In Columbia; Buried Here Sunday.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Montezuma Methodist Church for Albert Theodore Levie, 47, former Montezumian, who died suddenly last Thursday of a heart attack at his home in Columbia, S.C. The Rev. P. A. Pafford officiated, assisted by the Rev. George M. Ray of the Montezuma Baptist Church and interment was in the FELTON CEMETERY.

Theodore Levie, who was district commander of the American Legion and assistant counsel for the Farm Credit Administration in Columbia, was a son of the late Mr. and Mr. M. T. Levie and a brother of J. M. Levie and Adair Levie of Montezuma. Other brothers who survive him are G. H. Levie of Macon; William Levie of St. Paul, Minn.; Marshall Levie of Bradford, Pa., and Kellum Levie of LaFayette, Ga.

Much more - not copied.

Mr. Levie was born July 11, 1896 at Alexander City, Ala. and was a graduate of the Univ. of Georgia. He was unmarried. Services in Columbia were held at McCormick's Mortuary, special memorial meeting at Post No. 6, American Legion.

[Note: Lt. Albert Theodore Levie [July 11, 1896 - December 9, 1943] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Marshall C. Levie [1903 - 1963] See his obit.


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

URBAN STEVENSON "Irby" LASHLEY

Funeral Services Held Sunday For Urban S. Lashley.

Funeral services for Urban Stevenson Lashley, 41, were held in the White Water Baptist Church Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Arvie Thornton officiating.

Interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Serving as pallbearers were Trice Riddle, W. T. Jolly, Julian Webb, Johnnie Williams, Leonard Ethridge and F. O. Webb.

Mr. Lashley passed away in a local hospital, February 18, following a short illness. He was married to the former Odessa Moncrief. In addition to the wife, he is survived by three daughters, Helen Lashley, Marie Lashley and Brenda Lashley; three sons, Edwin Lashley, Lavoyd Lashley and Bobby Lashley all of Oglethorpe; two sisters, Mrs. L. R. Larkin of Andersonville and Mrs. I. A. Register of Americus; three brothers, W. E. Lashley, M. M. Lashley and Loumis Lashley, all of Andersonville.

Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Urban S. "Irby" Lashley [May 5, 1913 - February 18, 1955] "Beloved Husband and Father' "Daddy" is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Odessa Moncrief Lashley [August 26, 1915 - February 20, 1989] "Mama"


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 21, 1974

FRANK WOOD LESTER, SR.

Frank Wood Lester, Sr., 65, Route 1, Montezuma, died Thursday at his home after an extended illness. Funeral services were held at 4 pm Friday at the Watson-Mathews Funeral Home with burial in the BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Dr. Jason Shirah officiated.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Mr. Lester was a lifelong resident of Dooly County, a farmer and a member of the Byromville Methodist Church and was a graduate of the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech. He was a member of Chi Phi Psi Fraternity.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Louisa Bundrick Lester; two sons, Frank W. Lester, Jr. of Byromville and Samuel M. Lester of Montezuma, three daughters, Mrs. E. H. Methuin of McLean, Va., Mrs. Thomas Sanders of London Englahd, Mrs. Andrew Wall of Douglas; two brothers, J. D. Lester, Jr. and John M. Lester, both of Montezuma, 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

[Note: Frank Wood Lester, Sr. Born - September 29, 1908 - Died January 24, 1974 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery ]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 22, 1975

MRS. WILLIAM HENRY [Nettie Barfield] LAYFIELD Additional Info

Ellaville - Mrs. W. H. [Nettie Barfield] Layfield, 86, died Wednesday in a Columbus nursing home after a long illness. Services were held at 2 pm Friday in the chapel of Giddens Funeral Home. Burial was in the LITTLE BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Ideal, Macon County, Georgia.

SURVIVORS include one son, Clovis G. Layfield of Montezuma; six daughters, Dalice Hill of Butler, Ellen Fordham of Macon, Maude Messer, Alice Messer, of Ellaville, Ruby Brooks of Columbus, Evie Lou Terry of Phoenix City, Ala.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 15, 1975

MRS. WILLIAM HENRY [Nettie Barfield] LAYFIELD

Ellaville - Mrs. W. H. [Nettie Barfield] Layfield, 85, died Wednesday in a Columbus nursing home after a long illness. Services were held at 2 pm Friday in the chapel of Giddens Funeral Home.
Burial was in the LITTLE BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Ideal, Macon County, Georgia.

[Note: Mrs. W. H. Layfield - Born 1890 - Died 1975 is buried in Little Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery beside her husband, William H. Layfield [December 1876 - June 1970]
[Note: Nettie Barfield Layfield [2nd wife of Wm. Henry Layfield] Born January 3, 1890 - Died January 8, 1975 is buried on one side of Wm. Henry Layfield, there is an UNMARKED GRAVE on the other side, probably his first wife and I do not know who she was. Anyone having the name and dates of 1st wife of Wm.Henry Layfield, PLEASE RESPOND.
[Note: There have been NEW MARKERS placed in Little Bethel Cemetery for Wm. H. Layfield and 2nd wife, Nettie Barfield Layfield since the "Cemeteries of Macon County" was published in 1994.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 22, 1975

ROBERT SANFORD LYTLE, SR.

Funeral services for Robert Sanford Lyttle of Byromville were held Saturday, January 18, at 3:30 pm at the Byromville United Methodist Church. Interment was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma. Services were conducted by Rev. Clarence Cawthon and Rev. H. C. Harvey.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Mr. Lytle died Thursday, January 16, at the Dooly Medical Center. He was 65 yeard of age and a retired farmer, a Veteran of World War II, having served in the U. S. Navy. He was a member of the United Methodist Church where he had served on the official board for several years and was also treasurer of the church.
Mr. Lytle is survived by his wife, Mrs. Betty Lewis Lytle of Byromville; one daughter, Mrs. Linda L. Schaufele of Atlanta; one son, Robert Sanford Lytle, Jr. of Chicago, Illinois; three sisters, Miss Gladys Lytle, Mrs. Lola Lytle Shirah, both of Byromville; Mrs. Jennings Parrish of Albany, Georgia; one brother, Thomas T. Lytle of Vienna; several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

[Note: Robert Sanford Lytle - Born April 8, 1909 - Died April 16, 1975 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery]
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 28, 1974

NEAL FREDERICK LAW

Neal Frederick Law, Sr., 48, died suddenly at his residence Wednesday, December 25. Funeral services were held at 3:30 pm Friday in the Whitewater Baptist Church. Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
The Rev. Carl Ayers and Rev. C. G. Ward officiated.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Mr. Law was a native of Macon County and had been the Standard Oil Distributor in Montezuma and Oglethorpe for 15 years.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Marceline Hurdle Law of Montezuma; three sons; Fred Law, Mike Law and Jerry Law; a daughter, Miss Janet Law, all of Montezuma; his mother, Mrs. Tommy Law of Oglethorpe; two sisters, Mrs. Clifton Athon of Perry and Mrs. Rayford Whitt of Smyrna and several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

[Note: Neal Frederick Law - Born - December 21, 1926 - Died December 25, 1974 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his parents.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 25, 1975

SAMUEL SIDNEY LEE OR SIDNEY SAMUEL LEE

Funeral services for Sidney S. Lee, 82, of Route 1, Andersonville, who died Tuesday, June 17, at the Americus and Sumter County Hospital after a long illness, were held Wednesday, June 18, at 2 pm from the Chapel of Giddens Funerl Home with burial in the ELLAVILLE CEMETERY.
Mr. Lee was a native of Macon County and had lived in Macon and Schley County all of his life. He was a retired farmer and a school bus driver for Schley County schools for many years.
Mr. Lee is survived by his wife, Mrs. Sidney S. Lee of andersonville; one son, Sammey Lee of Route 1, Andersonville; one daughter, Mrs. John P. Moore of Americus; a brother, B. A. Lee and sister, Mrs. Ruth Head, both of Andersonville; two granddaughters, Miss Gerri Lee and Miss Tara Lee, both of Andersonville.

[Note: Samuel Sidney Lee - Born March 24, 1893 - Died June 17, 1975 is buried in Ellaville Cemetery.] [The cemetery survey in "History of Schley County" pg. 541 shows his name as Samuel Sidney Lee. - The Obit shows Sidney S. Lee]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 21, 1975

WILLIE DEE LAMBERTH

Willie Dee Lamberth, age 58, died Wednesday, May 14, 1975 at Riverside Hospital after an extended illness. Funeral services were held Thursday, May 15, at the First Baptist Church in Montezuma with Rev. Ken Bush officiating. Interment was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Surviving Mr. Lamberth are his wife, Mrs. Georgia Ann Adams Lamberth of Montezuma; two sons, W. E. [Sonny] Lamberth of Blakely, Ga.; John Winston Lamberth of Oglethorpe; four brothers, Grover Lamberth of Montezuma, Dock Lamberth of Killeen, Texas, D. E. Lamberth of Macon and Roy Lamberth of Manning, South Carolina; six sisters; Mrs. Wood Collier of Byromville, Mrs. Kenneth Drake and Mrs. F. L. Cannafax of Macon and Mrs. Jack Simonson of Lynn Haven, Fla., Mrs. Dollie Raburn and Mrs. Fred Parks of Montezuma; four grandchildren, Bubba, Sonny, Rodney and Lee Lamberth and a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note: Willie Dee Lamberth - Born June 25, 1916 - Died May 14, 1975 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 9, 1975

WEAVER LAYFIELD

Graveside services were held Sunday afternoon, April 6th, at 5 o'clock pm in LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Ideal, Ga. for Weaver Layfield of Marshallville. Rev. C. C. Becham and Rev. Ronnie Wills officiated. Mr. Layfield passed away Saturday, April 5th at his residence.
A retired civil service employee, Mr. Layfield was 49 years of age and a native of Taylor County. He was a farmer, Veteran of World War II and had lived in Marshallville approximately twenty years.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Leona Harbuck Layfield of Marshallville; two sons, Mike Layfield of Marshallville and Larry Layfield of Reynolds, his mother, Mrs. M. L. Layfield, Sr. of Ideal, five sisters, Miss Estelle Layfield and Mrs. Reba Poole of Ideal; Mrs. Herbert Shehee and Mrs. Crumb Shehee of Butler, Mrs. Joseph Kelly of Columbus, six brothers, Marvin Layfield, M. L. Layfield, Jr. Edgar Layfield and Reese Layfield of Ideal; Leonard Layfield of Buitler and Eugene Layfield of Montezuma.

[Note: Weaver Layfield - Born May 25, 1925 - Died - April 5, 1975 is buried in Little Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery in a Layfield Family Lot.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 9, 1975

ROBERT WESTBROOK LESTER

Robert Westbrook Lester, 4 month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Lester, died Thursday in an Americus hospital after a short illness. Services were held at 4 pm Friday in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY with Rev. Benny Dowdy officiating.
Survivors other than his parents include two brothers, Sam Lester and Jack Lester, both of Montezuma; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Frank Lester, Sr. of Montezuma; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Shelby Westbrook of Cordele.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Robert Westbrook Lester - Born November 27, 1974 - Died April 3, 1975 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 26, l975

LEONARD CLINTON LAW

Leonard Clinton died at his home, Friday, February 21. He was 73 years of age. He was a native of Macon County and a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church. He was a retired barber, the former owner of Law Barber Shop in Montezuma.
Funeral services were held Saturday, February 22, 3:30 pm at the Cedar Valley Baptist Church with Dr. A. C. Martin and Rev. C. G. Ward, officiating. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Pallbearers & Honorary pallbearers - Not Copied.
Survivors include his wife, Eva Louise Williams Law of Montezuma; two daughters, Mrs. Lloyd Lane and Mrs. William Ladden, both of Albany; one son, Leonard Price Law of Marietta, Ga. and 10 grandchildren; Sheryl, Mary, Sonia and Alton Lane; Hannah, Billy and Heidi Law; Mike, Stacey and Steven Ladden.
Arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

[Note: Leonard C. Law - Born 1901 - Died 1975 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Eva W. Law [ 1904 - 1989] See Her Obit.
 


"CAMPBELL, DAVINE V." <davine@alltel.net> wrote:Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 22, 1975

MRS. WILLIAM HENRY [Nettie Barfield] LAYFIELD Additional Info

Ellaville - Mrs. W. H. [Nettie Barfield] Layfield, 86, died Wednesday in a Columbus nursing home after a long illness. Services were held at 2 pm Friday in the chapel of Giddens Funeral Home. Burial was in the LITTLE BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Ideal, Macon County, Georgia.

SURVIVORS include one son, Clovis G. Layfield of Montezuma; six daughters, Dalice Hill of Butler, Ellen Fordham of Macon, Maude Messer, Alice Messer, of Ellaville, Ruby Brooks of Columbus, Evie Lou Terry of Phenix City, Ala.

 

 

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