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James Daniel Maffett

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. June 13, 1919


DEATH OF J. D. MAFFETT -

Mr. J. D. Maffett, one of the best known and most highly esteemed business men of Montezuma, died at his home in that city and was buried last Saturday. The Masonic order sending one of the most beautiful floral emblematic wreaths ever seen in that town. The floral tributes were both very numerous and costly and attested the high esteem in which the deceased was held.
Among those attending the burial services from Oglethorpe were Joe K. English, W. J. Griffin, J. P. Nelson, W. H. Gardner amd N. B. Gardner.
[Note: James Daniel Maffett - Born November 25, 1869 - Died June 6, 1919 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Clara Bell BNorris, wife of James Daniel Maffett [Feb. 12, 1871 - March 27, 1947] See her OBIT


Mother of Claud Maffett

The Roanoke Leader August 1908
NEWSPAPER ABSTRACTS FROM
THE ROANOKE LEADER
 Roanoke, Randolph County, Alabama
AUGUST 1908

Issue of Wednesday, August 26, 1908

Claud Maffett was called to Oglethorpe, Georgia several days ago by the serious illness of his mother. The latter died yesterday morning. The bereaved son is expected home this evening. Mr. Maffett has made many friends since coming to Roanoke, who sympathize with him in his grievous loss.


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  September 11, 1958

 MRS.  ROBERT   IRWIN    [Ola    Massee]     MAFFETT

 Mrs. R. I. Maffett Dies At Fitzgerald; Native Of County.

   Funeral services for Mrs. R. I. Maffett, 73, of Fitzgerald, who died on Thursday after a long illness, were held Friday, September 5, 1958

  Mrs. Maffett was the former Ola Massee of Marshallville, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Drewry Massee of that city. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

  Survivors include one son, Robert Irwin Maffett, Jr. ; two daughters, Mrs. Charles H. [Anna Elizabeth Massee] Smith of Fitzgerald, and Mrs. Karl [Ola Massee Maffett] McPherson of Macon; two sisters, Mrs. Harry Yarborough of West Palm Beach, Fla. and Mrs. Graham Bell of Marshallville, five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

 [Note:  From The Massee Family History: Elizabeth Ola Massee Maffett – Born December 16, 1884 – Died September 5, 1958 – Married Robert Irwin Massett – Born August 28, 1880 – Died May 27, 1956]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 31, 1956

ROBERT IRWIN MAFFETT

R. I. Maffett, Former Resident, Passes At Fitzgerald Sunday.

R. I. Maffett, a native of Macon County and former resident of Montezuma, died suddenly at his home in Fitzgerald Sunday. Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in Fitzgerald.

Mr. Maffett and his wife, the former Miss Ola Massee of Marshallville, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in late December.

In addition to his wife, survivors include one son, Robert Maffett, two daughters, Mrs. Charlie Smith of Fitzgerald and Mrs. Karl McPherson of Macon; one sister, Mrs. Dave Murray of Oglethorpe and several nieces and nephews.


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   November 3, 1976

 CHARLIE    WASHINGTON     MANGHAM

 Charlie Washington Mangham of Oglethorpe, died Friday, October 29, at Riverside Hospital .  He was 99 years of age.  He was a native of Pike County , Ga. but had lived in Oglethorpe for many years.  He was retired from the State Highway Department and was a member of the Preston Masonic Lodge.  He was of the Baptist Faith.

 Graveside services were held Saturday at the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY .  The Rev. Bill Deakins and Rev. Carl Ayers officiated.

 Surviving Mr. Mangham are his wife, Eva Mae Jordan Mangham of Oglethorpe; one daughter, Mrs. C. P. Kiff of Oglethorpe; one son, Eugene Holloway of Andersonville ; one sister, Mrs. Claudia Greene of Molena , Ga. ; two grandsons, Jackie Kiff of Oglethorpe and Bobby Holloway of Andersonville ; three granddaughters, Marie, Deborah & Peggy Holloway of Andersonville .

 [Note: Charlie W. Mangham – Born August 28, 1877 – Died October 29, 1976 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Eva J. Mangham [May 8, 1905 – August 12, 1986]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  January 28, 1943

 CYRUS   DEAN   MANN

 C. Dean Mann Dies In Washington, D.C., Buried Here Wednesday

  Cyrus Dean Mann, aged 43 years, of Washington, D.C. who died in the capitol city early Sunday morning from a heart attack, was buried in FELTON’S  CEMETERY in Montezuma Wednesday afternoon, following services conducted by the Rev. George M. Ray of the Baptist  Church and the Rev. B. A. Pafford of the Methodist Church. Funeral services were held at the Montezuma Funeral Home.

  Mr. Mann was born in Alexander City, Ala. but spent his boyhood in Montezuma. He moved to Washington 15 years ago and was successfully engaged in the barbering business there. His wife was the former Miss Birdie Moore of Alabama.

  Surviving his death are his wife, Mrs. C. D. Mann and daughter, Mrs. Harry Kelly, both of Washington, D.C.; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. M. Mann of Montezuma, five sisters, Mrs. Carl G. Lohr of Chicago; Mrs. T. Ryan Boyd of Miami, Miss Sarah Mann of Miami, Miss Minerva Mann of Camp Wheeler, Mrs. Olis Blair of Milledgeville and three brothers, Joe Mann of Macon, J. T. Mann of Washington, D.C. and Denson Mann of Montezuma.

[Note: Cyrus Dean Mann [1898 – 1943] is buried in Felton Cem. by his parents: Buford M. Mann [9-10-1875 – Feb. 1948] & Corine Brown Mann [3-30-1909 – 4-13-1958] and brother Jere Benson Mann [9-17-1904 – 7-17-1944]

OBITS    for    March 2003


 FREDERICK       WILLIAM     ‘Fritz”       MANN

 Oglethorpe – Frederick William “Fritz” Mann, 75, of Route 1 died Monday at his residence.  Born in Jersey City , New Jersey , he was the son of the late Fred Mann and Marie Sanders Mann.  He lived in Macon County for the past eight years.  He was  a  member of the PGA and was a World War II Air Force veteran.

 Survivors:  Wife, Helen Man of Oglethorpe; children, Albert Mann of Jacksonville , N. C. and Fritzi Barnhill of Chandler , Ariz. ; and four grandchildren.

 Services today in PINE LEVEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY .  The Rev. Donald Rice will officiate.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Pine Level United Methodist Church .

Watson Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma has charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Fred “Fritz” Mann  PGA – Golf Professional – Born December 22, 1916 – Died July 6, 1992 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 9, 1969

MARTIN - TINKER

MRS. ALBERT W. MARTIN, SR.,84 OBITUARY

Graveside services for Mrs. Ellen B. Martin, 84, widow of the late Albert W. Martin, Sr. were held Friday afternoon, January 3, in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery. The Rev. C. G. Ward officiated. Mrs. Martin died at a local nursing home on Friday after a long illness. A native of Knoxville, Tenn., Mrs. Martin had resided in Montezuma for a number of years. Survivors include a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ernest E. Martin; a granddaughter, Mrs. Jimmy N. Tinker and a grandson, Bill Martin, all of Montezuma. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge. [Note: Ellen B. Martin - Born 1884 - Died 1-3-1969 is buried in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery beside her husband, Albert William Martin.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 14, 1987

CARLOS MC ARTHUR MARTIN

Funeral services for Mr. Carlos McArthur Martin, 74, of Oglethorpe, Georgia were held at 11 am Friday, January 9, 1987 in Oglethorpe Baptist Church. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY, with Rev. Bill Givens officiating. Mr. Martin died Wednesday, January 7, in the Oaks Nursing Home.
Mr. Martin was born January 17, 1912, in Andalusia, Alabama, the son of Rufus A. Martin and Malvenia McArthur Marrin. He had resided in Macon County all of his life, was a member of Oglethorpe Baptist Church and was retired from the State Department of Transportation. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and a member of the V. F. W.
Survivors are a sister, Miss Bessie Martin of Oglethorpe, a niece, Mrs. Ed Coogle of Oglethorpe; two great nieces, Miss Ann Coogle of Hawkinsville and Miss Sarah Coogle of Atlanta.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Carlos MaArthur Martin - Born - January 17, 1912 - Died - January 7, 1987 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery [Section E-Row 35-892]


 

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

 NIMMONS G. “Monk” MARTIN

 Funeral services for Nimmons G. [Monk] Martin, 61, who died Thursday in a local hospital, were held Saturday afternoon from the First Methodist Church of Montezuma, with the Rev. C. C. Edmundson officiating. Burial followed in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers: G. W. Walls, Dee Lamberth, H. A. Williams, Billy Bartlett, R. A. Waters, and James Peaster,

Honorary pallbearers were Dick Price, Jack Tatum, Lenie Frank, Billy Kelley, Eian Fowler, Henry Smith, George Fowler, Jimmy Spradley, Doc, Payne, Ralph Price, Ernest Crook and Herman Layfield.

 Mr. Martin was born and reared in Marion County and had resided in Montezuma for 38 years. He was a carpenter and was employed by Bentley Construction Company. He was a member of the Montezuma Methodist Church.

 Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Donnie Lee Adams Martin of Montezuma; one daughter, Mrs. Cleve Mitchell of Montezuma; one grandson, Cleve Mitchell of Montezuma; one grandson, Cleve Mitchell, Jr. of Montezuma; four sisters, Mrs. O. P. Tate of Montezuma, Mrs. W. L. Holloway of Dawson, Mrs. Louis Coe of LaGrange and Mrs. Herbert King of Chicago, Ill,; one brother, Louie Martin of Atlanta; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Nimmons G. Martin – Born February 15, 1902 – Died September 19, 1963 “ Granddaddy” is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Donnie Lee Adams Martin [Feb. 21, 1908 – Feb. 20, 1992] “Nanny”


Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. December 12, 1963

 SUSAN C. MARTIN

 Graveside services for Miss Susan C. Martin, 83, life-long resident of Marshallville, were held Monday in the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY. The Rev. J. Elton Harden and the Rev. J. B. Hutchinson officiated.

 Miss Martin died Sunday afternoon in a Macon rest home after a lengthy illness. She was a member of the Marshallville Methodist Church.

 Survivors include two nephews, Edwin T. Martin of Emory University and Albert e. Martin of Atlanta; a foster daughter, Mrs. G. T. Pierce, Jr. of Perry.

 [Note: Susan C. Martin – Born January 8, 1882 – Died December 8, 1963 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside an UNMARKED ADULT GRAVE which is probably her Mother, Aurelia E. Martin b. ca. 1856 d. after 1920 census, which is beside her Father, Thomas S. Martin[ – Died Sept. 21, 1886 @ 40 ]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. August 15, 1963

 WILLIAM B. MARTIN, SR.

 William B. Martin, Sr., 75, a resident of Hazelhurst, died in a Baxley hospital on August 8, after a long illness. Private services were held at the graveside at noon Friday in ROSEHILL CEMETERY in Macon. Dr. John Glenn officiated.

 Mr. Martin was born in Marshallville and was the son of the late T. J. Martin, Sr. and the late Mrs. Georgia Breedlove Martin. He received his education in Marshallville and was a graduate of the Struby School of Pharmacy. Mr. Martin had spent most of his adult life in Macon and was owner and manager of the Tattnall Square Pharmacy for many years.

 Survivors include his widow, the former Gladys Baynard; one daughter, Mrs. Ann McDonald of Savannah; one son, William B. Martin, Jr., U. S. Air Force, stationed in Alaska; two brothers, Rowe Martin of Jacksonville, Fla. and Thomas J. Martin of Plains; three sisters, Mrs. Clyde Carter of Dothan, Ala., Mrs. Miriam Tooke of Atlanta and Mrs. Morel Jolly of Atlanta; one granddaughter, Miss Lynn McDonald of Savannah and several nieces and nephews.

 [Note: His parents, Thomas J. Martin, Sr. [1870-1939] Obit & Georgia Breedlove Martin [1873-1920] & Sister, Miriam Martin Tooke [1900-1976] Obit & brother, Rowe Frederick Martin [1912 – 1988] are all buried in Marshallville Cemetery in a MARTIN FAMILY LOT No. 93.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 30, 1969

MARTIN-WEBB-KENNEDY

DEATH CLAIMS BELOVED EDUCATOR,

W. H. MARTIN, Jr.

William H. Martin, Jr. 52, athletic director of the Macon County School system, who for 23 years was a coach and teacher in local high schools, died Monday night in a Macon Hospital after an illness of several weeks. The son of a Macon County school superintendent, the late W. H. Martin, Sr., Bill Martin played outstanding basketball in his high school years, at North Georgia College, and at the Univ. of Georgia where he graduated. He served in the USAF in WW II, after beginning his coaching career at the Montezuma High School, sent 13 teams to state tournaments. A member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church. Members of one of his early outstanding teams will serve as pallbearers for their "Coach". Calvin Porch, Jack Maffett, Carl Peaster, John Albert Williams, Joe DeVaughn, Raymond Riddle, Jimmy Taylor and Linton DeVaughn. Funeral services were held at Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe with burial in the Oglethorpe Cem. Survivors: Wife, Mrs. Virginia Webb Martin; Mother, Mrs. W.H.Martin, Sr., daughter; Mary Martin, three sons: Billy, Bobby and Tommy Martin, all of Oglethorpe, one sister, Mrs. Ben Kennedy of North Charleston, SC. [Note:William H. Martin, Jr. - Born December 21, 1916 - Died January 27, 1969 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery.] Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 30, 1969


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

WILLIAM H. MARTIN, SR.

Final Rites Held Tuesday For W. H. Martin, Sr., 69.

Funeral services for William H. Martin, 69, prominent resident of Oglethorpe, were held at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 20, in the Oglethorpe Baptist Church. The Revs. James Mashburn, Melvin York, Henry Thomas and C. A. Phillips officiated and interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - Not Copied.

One of Macon County's most outstanding citizens, Mr. Martin passed away December 14, having suffered a heart attack earlier that day. He had been in declining health for several months.

Mr. Martin was a former superintendent of the Macon County Schools, having resigned a short time ago due to ill health. He previously served as superintendent in Oglethorpe, Montezuma and Dawson. He was a member of the Baptist Church, Montezuma Kiwanis Club and the Oglethorpe Lions Club.

Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Ethel Williams; one daughter, Mrs. J. B. Kennedy of Charleston, S. C., who is enroute home from her husband's station in French Morocco; one son, W. H. Martin, Jr. of Oglethorpe, and seven grandchildren.

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

[Note: William H. Martin, Sr., [October 19, 1887 - December 14, 1955] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Ethel Williams Martin [October 18, 1890 - March 20, 1982]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 24, 1982

MRS. WILLIAM H. [Ethel Williams] MARTIN, SR.

Mrs. Ethel Williams Martin, age 91, of Oglethorpe died Saturday, March 20 in the Macon County Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 3 pm Sunday, March 21 in the Oglethorpe Baptist Church. Burial was at the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Ministers for the services were Rev. Bill Deakins and Rev. F. M. York.
Mrs. Martin was a lifelong resident of Macon County and a member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church. She was also a member of the Women's Missionary Union. Her late husband, William H. Martin, Sr. served in the Georgia Legislature in the 1940's. He also was a former Superintendent of the Macon County School System.
Mrs. Martin's survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ben Kennedy of N. Charleston, S. C., one daughter-in-law, Mrs. William H. Martin, Jr. of Oglethorpe, eight grandchildren, Mrs. David Haigler of Milledgeville, Ga., Billy and Tommy Martin of Oglethorpe, Bobby Martin of Montezuma, Mrs. Jimmy Womble of Rock Mount, N. C., Dr. Elaine Kennedy of Winchester, Tenn., Jane Kennedy of Ogden, Utah and Martin Kennedy of Goose Creek, S.C.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Ethel Williams Martin - Born October 18, 1890 - Died March 20, 1982 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, William H. Martin, [Sr.] [Oct. 19, 1887 - Dec. 14, 1955] Obit


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 24, 1945

MRS. L. M. MASHBURN

Funeral Services Held Sunday For Mrs. L. M. Mashburn.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon for Mrs. L. M. Mashburn, 57, who died at a local hospital early Saturday morning after an illness of several months.

A native of Hawkinsville, Mrs. Mashburn was born April 20, 1888, the daughter of the late Allen Turner Fountain and Edna Hendley fountain, both of Pulaski County. She had made her home in Oglethorpe for the past ten years.

Survivors include her husband, L. M. Mashburn of Oglethorpe and four sons, William Allen Mashburn of Montezuma; Snider Fountain Mashburn, Lewis Mobley Mashburn and Emmitt Frank Mashburn, all of Oglethorpe.

Services were held from the Oglethorpe Methodist church and interment was in the UNADILLA CEMETERY


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

 MRS. ROSA ROBINSON MASHBURN

 Funeral services for Mrs. Rosa Robinson Mashburn, 79, of Montezuma, were held Thursday, September 20, in the chapel of Bowen-Donaldson Home for Funerals in Tifton.

 The Rev. Charles Parker and the Rev. Eddie Allen officiated and burial was in the family plot in TIFTON CEMETERY.

 Mrs. Mashburn made her home with her daughter, Mrs. J. L. Farguson in Montezuma until several weeks ago when she was taken to an Augusta Hospital.

 A native of Murray County, she had lived in Tifton for many years before coming to Montezuma.

 Survivors include two sons, Jesse L. Mashburn of Tifton and Oscar Mashburn of Etowah, Tenn.; two daughters, Mrs. Farguson of Montezuma and Mrs. Ira Hill of Cocoa, Fla.; and a brother, Malcolm Robinson of Albertsville, Ala.


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

 MRS.  GUY  TURNER  [Neva Carothers]  MASON

 Town Grieves for Mrs. Guy T. Mason, Esteemed Citizen

  In the death of Mrs. Guy T. Mason on Thursday evening, Montezuma lost one of its most public-spirited citizens. A member of every forward looking movement for the 16 years she spent in this community.  Much More – Not copied.

  Funeral services were held for Mrs. Mason Saturday morning at the Methodist church with the Rev. B. A. Pafford, pastor, conducting the service.

  Surviving her are her husband, Guy T. Mason of Montezuma, one daughter, Miss Eleanor Mason of Spartanburg, S.C.; and one sister, Mrs. E. P. Coleman of West Point, Miss. Mrs. Mason was a native of Mississippi, the daughter of the late Eugenia  Westbrook Carothers and James Stewart Carothers, of a prominent family in that state.

[Note: Neva Carothers Macon, [2nd] wife of Guy T. Mason [3-2-1882 – 2-25-1943] is buried in Felton Cem. beside her husband, Guy Turner Mason [8-1-1889 – 1-23-1959] and his 1st wife, Lillian Neal Mason, wife of Guy T. Mason [1882 – 1925]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 22, 1962

MRS. DENA  DAVIS  MASSEY

Mrs. Massey, 74, Passes After Long Illness: Rites Monday.
Funeral services for Mrs. Dena Davis Massey, 74, who died early Sunday at a local hospital after a long illness, were held Sunday in the First Baptist Church, Montezuma, with the Rev. C. G. Ward and the Rev. C. C. Edmundson officiating.  Burial was in ISABELLA CEMETERY, near Sylvester.
  Pallbearers were Herman Bartlett, Eugene Phipps, Jackie Trussell, Leonard Gibson, Clarence Holmes, Marshall King, J. B. Nelson and Gene Stafford.  An honorary escort was composed of the following: Ed Windom, R. L. Roper, Carl Stafford, Charlie Stafford, Morris Stafford, Robert Stafford, Leonard Stafford, Dave Walker, Herschel Horton, Dr. T. M. Adams, Dr. Fred Adams, James Burchfield, Wilbur Nelson, James M. Clark, R. C. Collier, Luke Stafford, George Washington and Roy Windham.
  Mrs. Massey was a native of Sylvester, but had resided in Montezuma for 35 years.
  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Inez Hill and Mrs. J. D. Stafford; both of Montezuma; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Hansell Massey of Montezuma; three sisters, Mrs. E. R. Davis and Mrs. Alfred Shiver, both of Sylvester and Mrs. J. I. Brinson of Dadeville, Ala, one brother, J. Clayton Davis of Sylvester; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
  Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga, December 27, 2000

DENA G. MASSEY

Dena G. Massey, 56 of Montezuma, Died December 19, 2000.

Dena Massey, 56, of Montezuma died December 19, 2000. Services were held Wednesday, December 20, 2000 in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Rev. Michael Sloven officiated.

Born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Hansell Massey and Hallie Mae Gibson Massey of Atlanta, she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Montezuma.

Survivors include an aunt, Clifford Poston of Smyrna, cousins, Rhunell Trussell of Montezuma and Robert C. Gibson of Montezuma, Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Dena G. Massey [January 13, 1944 - December 19, 2000] is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her father, William Hansell Massey [5-19-199 - 6-14-1962] "Daddy" and Mother, Hallie Mae Massey [5-1-1910 - 4-25-1990] "Mommy"


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 12, 1997

GEORGE WASHINGTON MASSEY, SR.

G. W. Massey.

Mr. George Washington Massey, 70, of 602 Spring Street, Montezuma, died Thursday, March 6, 1997 at his residence. Services were held Saturday March 8, 1997 in the Chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Rev. Ellis Taft officiated.

Mr. Massey was born February 22, 1927 in Macon County, the son of William Thomas Massey and Pearl Jones Massey. He was a retired Air craft mechanic at Robins Air Force Base. He had resided here most of his life and was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church and a World War II Army Veteran.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hilda Spradley Massey of Moantezuma, 3 sons, George W. Massey, Jr. of Byromville, Johnny Massey of Loveland, Colorado, Larry Massey of Montezuma, Brother, Alfred Massey of Sycamore, ten Grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

[Note: George W. Massey [February 22, 1927 - March 6, 1997] is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Hilda M. Massey [Feb. 23, 1928 - May 30, 2000] Double Marker See her Obit


Unknown Newspaper in the Moultrie - Colquitt County Area. January 1961

GRADY GREEN MASSEY

Last Rites Honor Grady G. Massey

Funeral services for Grady G. Massey, 69, were conducted Monday in the New Hope Baptist Church and interment was in the SUMNER CEMETERY. [Died January 28, 1961]

The Rev. Earl McMitchell officiated.

Mr. Massey, retired farmer, died Saturday at his home in Moultrie following a lengthy illness. He was born October 25, 1891 in Taylor County, Georgia. Mr. Massey had formerly been a resident of Worth County.

Survivors include two sons, Edgar Massey and Travis Massey, both of Sumner, Three daughters, Mrs. James O. Evans of Hawaii, Mrs. Albert Allen and Mrs. Curtis Nelms, both of Moultrie: five brothers, Thomas Massey and Robert Massey, both of Rupert, Ga., Byron Massey of Griffin, Lester Massey of Atlanta, Jim Massey of Cordele; two sisters, Mrs. George Washington Ray of Macon and Mrs. Ida Pye of Griffin, Thirteen grandchildren also survive.


The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. March 16, 1928


FUNERAL SERVICES FOR GREEN MASSEY -

Mr. Green Massey was born in Muscogee Co., Ga. near Columbus, March 6, 1843 and died March 8, 1928 at Miona Springs, near Oglethorpe, Ga. where he had lived for the last 30 years. He was married to Miss Joanna Hill Jan. 4, 1866 to which three sons and four daughters were born, all of whom are living except his oldest son, John Massey, who preceded him.
Those surviving him are: James Massey of Miona Springs, near Oglethorpe, Ga., Harvard Massey of Seville, Ga., Mrs. Lula Bayars of Hartsfield, Ga., Mrs. Ada Jackson of Montezuma, Ga., Mrs. Ida Raburn of Butler, Ga., Mrs. Susie Raburn of Baconton, Ga.
Mrs. Massey, mother of these children died Jan 3, 1891 after which Mr. Massey married, Miss Georgia Parten who survives him, on April 16, 1891. To this union there were no children. As will be testified by all who knew him, Mr. Massey was a good citizen. He loved his home and sought to make it a place of attraction for his children. He was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church and lived up to its doctrines as a Christian, he was also one of our old soldiers who are so rapidly passing away. His remains were placed at Pine Level Cemetery near Oglethorpe, Ga.
[Note: Green Massey - Co. F. 27 Regt. Ga. Inf. CSA - Born March 6, 1843 - Died March 8, 1928 is buried at Pine Level Cemetery beside his wife, Joanah, wife of Green Massey -Nov. 1, 1841 - Jan. 3, 1891] Also, next to Joanah is one unmarked adult grave, probably his 2nd wife, Georgia [Parten] Massey See her OBIT She died 1-25-1934 at 92 years of age]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 13, 1955

KIM ALAN MASSEY

Massey Child Dies Suddenly; Rites Held Wednesday At Ideal.

Kim Alan Massey of Bainbridge, Ga. died suddenly January 10, in a Bainbridge hospital. He was born March 8, 1954 to Josephine Haines Massey and John William Massey.

Funeral services were held at Ideal Baptist Church Wednesday with Rev. Jerry Partain and Henry Thomas officiating. Interment was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

In addition to his parents, survivors include one sister, Beverly Ann Massey, one brother, John Charles Massey, grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John R. Massey of Ideal; and Mr. E. E. Haines of Luthersville.

[Note: Kim Alan Massey [March 8, 1954 - June 10, 1955] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his grandparents, John Robert Massey [11-30-1900 - 10-25-1985] See his obit. & Pauline Cochran, wife of John Robert Massey [March 8, 1906 - August 31, 1958] See her Obit.


The Taylor County News - September 5, 1985

MRS. JOHN ROBERT [Pauline Cochran] MASSEY

MASSEY - Mrs. Pauline Cochran Massey, 79, of Rupert, died August 31, 1985 in the Medical Center of Houston County in Warner Robins.

Services were held Sept. 2, at 2 pm in the Ideal Baptist Church with Rev. Sidney Clay, Rev. Clarence Keene and Rev. Thomas Sspeck officiating. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS.

Mrs. Massey was a native of Morgan County and had resided in Rupert most of her life. She was a homemaker.

She is survived by her husband, John Robert Massey of Rupert; three sons, John William Massey of Pensacola, Fla., Donald Allen Massey and Lamar Hudson Massey of Ideal; sister, Mrs. Lucile C. Robinson of Ideal; 12 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Pallbearers were Robert Allen Massey, Steven Lamar Massey, James Edward Massey, Paul Anthony Massey, Mark Eugene Layfield and Don Avera.

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

[Note: Pauline Cochran, wife of John Robert Massey [March 8, 1906 - Autust 31, 1985] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, John Robert Massey [November 30, 1900 - October 25, 1985]


The Taylor County News, October 31, 1984

JOHN ROBERT MASSEY

MASSEY - John Robert Massey, 84, of Rupert, died October 25, 1985 at his residence.

Services were held October 27, at 3 pm in the Ideal Baptist Church with Rev. Sidney Clay, Rev. Clarence Keene and Rev. Thomas Speck officiating. Burial was in the OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDNES.

Massey was a native of Taylor County and a retired farmer.

He is survived by three sons, John William Massey of Pensacola, Fla., Donald A. Massey and Lamar H. Massey of Ideal; two brothers, Thomas E. Massey of Rupert and Lester Massey of Stone Mountain; sisters, Mrs. Ida Cook of Griffin; 12 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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

[Note: John Robert Massey [November 30, 1900 - October 25, 1985] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Pauline Cochran, wife of John Robert Massey [March 8, 1906 - August 31, 1985]


MACON COUNTY NEWS LEADER Montezuma , Ga.   October 24, 2002

 THOMAS E. MASSEY

 Thomas E. Massey, 96, of Ideal, Ga. passed away Friday, October 18, 2002.  Funeral services were held Sunday, October 20, in the PROSPERITY PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH in Rupert.  Burial followed in the CHURCH CEMETERY .

 Born in Taylor County , he was the son of the late John Kimbal Massey and Lizabeth White Massey.  He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Dominy Massey.  He was a retired farmer and school bus driver.  He was a member of the Prosperity Primitive Baptist Church .

 He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Daniel of Warner Robins; brother, Lester L. Massey of Lilburn; and grandchildren, Michael Daniel and Christopher Daniel, both of Warner Robins, and Kathy Nadler of Mendota Heights, Minnesota.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 18, 1969

MASSEY - SMITH - NEAL - WRIGHT - ROBINSON - PARKER -BEARD -

WILLIAM THOMAS MASSEY

Services for William Thomas Massey of Perry, 50, who died December 11, at his home after a long illness, were held Saturday in the Church of the Nazarene.  The Rev. W. W. Thompson officiated with burial in the PERRY MEMORIAL GARDENS.

  Mr. Massey was a native of Macon County, and had lived in Perry for 10 years, coming here from Unadilla.  He was a truck driver and a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Perry.

  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ovida Smith Massey of Perry; five daughters, Mrs. W. L. Neal of Dunbar, W. Va., Mrs. E. H. Wright, Mrs. Robert Robinson, Mrs. Nancy Parker and Miss Melody Massey, all of Perry; a son, Roger Massey of Perry; a sister, Mrs. Marvin Beard of Montezuma; three brothers, George Massey and Arthur Massey, both of Montezuma, and Alfred Massey of Americus.

Watson-Hunt Funeral Home was in charge.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 4, 1992

MRS. DREXEL MACK [Gladys Truluck] MATHEWS

Mrs. Gladys Truluck Mathews, 83, of the Fort Valley Nursing Center, died Tuesday, October 27, 1992 in the Peach County Hospital.
Services were held at 11 am Thursday, October 29, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma. The Rev. Ralph Price, Jr. officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Mrs. Mathews, a native of Dooly County, was born on July 31, 1909, the daughter of Lee Truluck and Georgia Adkins Truluck. She had resided in Fort Valley for the past four years and was a retired seamstress for Montezuma Knitting Mill. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church in Dooly County and was the wife of the late D. M. Mathews.
Survivors are three stepsons, Leonard Mathews of Tennessee, Wayne Mathews of Marietta and Andy Mathews of Cuymming, two step-daughters, Mrs. Joyce Miller of Charlotte, N.C., Betty Miles of Hazelhurst, and a number of nieces and nephews.

[Note: Gladys Truluck Mathews - Born July 31, 1909 - Died October 27, 1992 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Drexel Mack Mathews [Dec. 12, 1912 - Dec. 17, 1965] See his obit.
[Note: At the time of "Cemeteries of Macon County", we saw and mentioned a new grave in Bertha Dozier next to Drexel Mack Matherws. The marker had not been placed at that time.]
 


Thursday July 4, 1963
The Warner Robins (GA) Sun

 Mathews Rite

 The funeral for Mr. Erby George Mathews, of Centerville, was held
 Wednesday in the Chapel of Watson-Matthews Funeral Home in Montezuma
 with Elder J.W. Hartley of Cordele officiating. Interment followed in
 the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
 Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Hilda Athon Mathews; two sons,
 George A. Mathews of Warner Robins and Randall Mathews of Perry; one
 daughter, Mrs. Billy Trussell of Warner Robins; two brothers, J.P.
 Mathews of Ellaville and Roy L. Mathews of Andersonville; two sisters,
 Mrs. J.P. Gaines of Leslie and Mrs. J.W. Welch of Ellaville; and seven
 grandchildren.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 10, 1957

CHARLIE MATHIS

Charlie Mathis, 77, Former Resident, Dies In Florida
Charlie Mathis, 77, former resident of Montezuma died Sunday, January 6, 1957, at Bradenton Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla.
Mr. Mathis owned and operated Mathis Gin and Warehouse in this city prior to selling out to F. G. Guerry in 1940. He and his family then moved to Bradenton, Fla. where he resided at the time of his death.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Mathis; two sons, Carlton Mathis of Colomo, Calif, Keith C. Mathis and daughter, Elizabeth of Tampa, Fla.; one brother, James Mathis, also of Tampa; sisters, Mrs. W. H. Whaley of Adel, Ga., Mrs. T. H. Overstreet, Mrs. W. H. Meeks, both of ___, Fla..
Funeral services and burial were in Bradendon, Tuesday, January 8th.


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

DEATH OF MRS. ELIZA DAVIS MATHIS
Mrs. Elizabeth Davis Mathis died at her home near here Wednesday, November 25th after living a good and useful life for eighty-seven years.
She leaves one son, J. P. Mathis and four daughters, Mrs. Ramey, Mrs. J. H. Hammock, Mrs. R. P. Nantz and Mrs. W. C. Grant.


HARVEY ELBERT MATHIS - Macon County Coroner

Macon County Coroner, Harvey Elbert Mathis, 74, died Sunday in the Americus-Sumter County Hospital following a brief illness. Services were held at 3 PM Tuesday at the Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church with burial in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Mr. Mathis was retired from the State Agriculture Department. He was county coroner and a member of the Oglethorpe City Council. He was a member of the Oglethorpe Lions Club and had lived in Oglethorpe 50 years.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Louella Tidd Mathis of Oglethorpe; one son, Maj. Harvey Joseph Mathis of Universal City, Texas; four daughters, Mrs.
Dennis Rouse of Auburn, Ala., Mrs. Carlton Kirby of Libertyville, Ill,; Mrs.
Malcolm Wishard of Smithville, Ga.; Mrs. Dan Raburn of Ft. Valley; two sisters, Mrs. J. L. Johnson of Cordele and Mrs. Frank Pitts of Oglethorpe; three brothers, Robert Mathis of Oglethorpe, Johnny Mathis of Cordele and Walker Mathis of Rocky Mount, N. C.; and seven grandchildren.

[Note: Harvey Elbert Mathis - Born - November 18, 1897 - Died - May 13, 1972 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Louella Tidd Mathis [Aug. 7, 1906 - Jan. 8, 1988]


Miss Olia Mathis & R. J. Mathis

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Sept.23,1937


DOUBLE FUNERAL FOR MISS OLIA MATHIS & R. J. MATHIS


A double funeral will be held at Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church for Miss Olia Maude Mathis and her uncle Mr. R. J. Mathis, whose deaths both occurred this morning.

Miss Mathis, aged 22 years, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Art Ellis in Oglethorpe after an illness of only a few days. She was stricken ill in Augusta last Saturday night and was brought to the home of her sister early in the week. Her condition grew rapidly worse and physicians gave up hope of her recovery last night.
After completing her education at Oglethorpe High School, Miss Mathis studied Beauty Culture and was employed at an Augusta beauty parlor when she was taken ill.
She is survived by her father, John B. Mathis; two sisters, Mrs. Russell English and Mrs. Art Ellis of Oglethorpe; and five brothers, Harvey Mathis, Robert Mathis and Walker Mathis of Oglethorpe and Archie Mathis and Johnny Mathis of Rocky Mount, N.C.
Funeral services will be conducted by Elder J. H. Chance, pastor of the Red Hill Church and the Rev. W. W. Whaley, pastor of the Oglethorpe Methodist Church.


MR. R. J. MATHIS died at his home in Americus this morning after an illness of sometime. He was a brother of J. B. Mathis, father of the deceased girl and was 67 years of age at the time of his death.
Other surviving relatives are two sons, Hinton Mathis and Walter Mathis of Americus and one sister, Mrs. J. D. Dillard of Atlanta.
[Note: Olia Maud Mathis - Born August 1, 1915 - Died September 27, 1937 is buried in the Red Hill Cemetery beside her uncle Robert J. Mathis [1869-1937] on one side and her parents, Annie B. Mathis[1876-1928 ]& John B. Mathis [1870-1955] on the other]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. July 4, 1963

 ERBY GEORGE MATTHEWS

 Funeral services for Erby George Matthews, 60, who died Monday at his home in Centerville after a three-week illness, were held Wednesday in Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, Montezuma.

 Elder J. W. Hartley and the Rev. Sydney Odom officiated and burial was in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.

 Mr. Mathews was a native of Marion county and had lived in Centerville since 1958, moving from Perry. He was a retired farmer.

 Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Hilda Athon Mathews; two sons, George A. Mathews of Warner Robins and Randoll Mathews of Perry; one daughter, Mrs. Billy Trussell of Warner Robins; two brothers, J. P. Mathews of Ellaville and Roy L Mathews of Andersonville; two sisters, Mrs. J. P. Gaines of Leslie and Mrs. J. W. Welch of Ellaville; seven grandchildren.

[Note: Erby G. Mathews – Born February 8, 1903 – Died July 1, 1963 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Hilda A. Mathews [Aug. 18, 1903 – Feb. 19, 1970]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 13, 1986

FREDERICK A MATTHEWS

Mr. Frederick A. Matthews, 75, of Columbus, Georgia, died Wednesday, August 6, 1986, in St. Francis Hospital. Funeral services were held at 10 AM Friday, August 8, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Homer G. Fowler officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Mr. Matthews, a native of Macon County, was born July 17, 1911, the son of George Matthews and Alma Fowler Matthews. He had resided in Columbus for approximately forty years and was retired from the Post Exchange at Fort Benning. He was a member of the Second Baptist Church in Columbus. He was the husband of the late Mildred Odom Matthews.
Survivors are a number of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Wallace Fowler, Tony Underwood, Edgar Williamson, Horace Williamson, Ray Odom, Ralph Grimsley.

[Note: Frederick A. Matthews - Born July 17, 1911 - Died August 8, 1986 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Mildred O. Matthews [Dec. 31, 1913 - April 25, 1977]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.       November 19, 1975

 MRS.  JAMES  E.  [Dannie Wicker]  MAXEY

 Mrs. Dannie Wicker Maxey of Montezuma died Friday, November 14, 1975 at the Magnolia Manor Nursing Center in Americus .  She was 76 years of age and a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church .  She had been associated with Montezuma Tractor Company for many years and she was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.  She, for several years, was active with the Macon County Caner Crusade.  Mrs. Maxey was born and reared in Macon County and had lived here all her life.  

  Funeral services for Mrs. Maxey were held Saturday, November 15, from the Montezuma United Methodist Church and burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY .  Rev. Dick Reese officiated.

   Pallbearers were J. B. Morris, R. L. Brand, Watt Brown, Jr., Winston Holmes, Charles McDuffie and Paul Sinclair.

   Surviving Mrs. Maxey are one sister, Mrs. Janie Downs and one brother, Jessie Wicker, both of Americus; a number of nieces and nephews.

 [Note: Dannie Wicker Maxey – Born December 21, 1898 – Died November 14, 1975 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, James E. Maxey [Oct. 25, 1902 – Feb. 2, 1975]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 5, 1975

JAMES E. MAXEY

James E. Maxey, 72, died Sunday in a local hospital after a long illness. Services were held at 11 am Tuesday in the Montezuma Methodist Church. Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. The Rev. C. Dick Reese, Jr. officiated.
Pallbearers & Honorary pallbearers - Not copied.
Mr. Maxey, a native of Watkinsville, had lived in Montezuma for 45 years. He was former owner of the Montezuma Tractor Co., and a retired farmer, a member of the Montezuma Methodist Church and Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge No. 65.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dannie Wicker Maxey of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. Hallie Skelton of Charlotte, N.C. and Mrs. Maggie Stribling of Americus, and several nieces and nephews.

[Note: James E. Maxey - Born Oct. 25, 1902 - Died February 2, 1975 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Dannie Wicker Maxey [Dec. 21, 1898 - Nov. 14, 1975] See her obit.


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. August 22, 1963

 AUDLEY D. MAXWELL

 Graveside services were held Tuesday in FELTON CEMETERY for Audley D. Maxwell with the Rev. C. C. Edmundson officiating.

 Mr. Maxwell, a former resident of Montezuma, died Sunday in Atlanta after an extended illness. He had lived in Atlanta 25 years, the past several years he made his home with his daughter, Miss Carolyn Maxwell, He was a member of the Methodist Church and a retired Central of Georgia Railroad employee.

 Survivors are two daughters, Miss Laurie Maxwell of Birmingham, Ala., and Miss Carolyn Maxwell of Atlanta; two sons, Augustus Robinson Maxwell of Birmingham, Ala., and Audley A. Maxwell of Vicksburg, Miss.; one sister, Mrs. Carrie Bell Oden of Birmingham, Ala.; two grandchildren, Allen and Helen Maxwell, both of Vicksburg, Miss.

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

 [Note: Audley D. Maxwell – Born September 20, 1873 – Died August 18, 1963 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Gussie Robinson, wife of A. D. Maxwell [July 6, 1881 – April 30, 1918] “Sister Gussie”


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 26, 1945

LIEUT. BILLY MAY

War Department States Lt. Billy May Died On April 11th. [Picture]

The sad news reached here this week that Lieut. Billy May, 21, who had previously been reported missing in action over Italy since April 11, died in action on that day. His mother, Mrs. T. A. May of Montezuma, received a telegram from the War Department Tuesday morning of this week. The message stated that further information would be received at a later date.

Lieut. May, who was a member of the 15th Air Force, served as navigator on his plane, which was forced down over enemy territory. He entered the service in January 1943 and completed his training as a navigator on a Liberator bomber at the Pueblo Army Air Base, Pueblo, Colorado. His wife, the former Miss Turista Richardson of Oglethorpe, is employed at Houston, Texas, where Lieut. May was stationed before being shipped overseas.

Besides his wife and mother, Lieut. May is survived by two brothers, L. W. May of Jackson and Jack May of Montezuma; and two sisters, Mrs. Weems Baskin of Ottumwa, Iowa and Mrs. Felton Adams of Montezuma.

[Note: Billy May [ 1923 - 1945] Air Force, 15th Sq. WWII is buried in Felton's Cemetery in the May Family Lot]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 4, 1992

JACK THOMAS MAY, JR.

Jack Thomas May, Jr., 38 of Atlanta, died at his home on October 21, 1992, after an extended illness.
He was born in Knoxville, Tennessee on August 9, 1954 and spent his childhood in Moss Point, Mississippi, where he graduated from Moss Point High School. He attended Milsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. As a participant in the Honors Program at Milsaps, he attended American University in Washington, D.C. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, in 1977, and worked as counselor with the Jackson County, Mississippi Youth Court prior to his entry into Emory University School of Law in Atlanta. He received his Juris Doctor from Emory in 1981.
Upon graduation from law school. Tom practiced law in the New Orleans law firm of Lemie, Kelleher. He then returned to Atlanta to become a founding partner in the law firm of May, Rahall and Rice. He was a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association and the Georgia State Bar Association. In addition to his law practire, he was active in several social and political causes.
Tom is survived by his parents, Mary Rasberry May and Jack Thomas May, Sr., of Oglethorpe, a brother, Tolen A. May of Atlanta and John H. Benton, friend and companion of eleven years. Tom was the grandson of the late Eula and T. A. May of Montezuma and the late Lucile and Will Rasberry of Oglethorpe Cut-Off Community.
Church services were held in All Saints Episcopal Church in Atlanta at 11:30 am Friday, October 23, 1992 with the Rev. Harry Pritchett officiating. Graveside services were held at 2 pm Saturday, October 24, in FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma with the Rev. Bill Givens officiating.
Memorial contributions may be made to Project Open Hand, 1080 R. Euclid Ave., N.E. Atlanta, Ga. 30307.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma, Georgia was in charge of arrangements.

[Jack Thomas May, Jr. - Born - August 9, 1954 - Died - October 21, 1992 is buried in Felton Cemetery in the May Family Lot]

 


The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Georgia Friday, July 27, 1917

MAYO INFANT Probably Infant of JOHN HENRY MAYO & LIZZIE [Odom] MAYO

On Front Page in News Items
The 8-months old child of Mr. and Mrs. Mayo, who live about five miles from Oglethorpe, died of whooping cough on Wednesday morning and was buried in the ODOM GRAVEYARD Wednesday afternoon. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. R. E. Tooke.

[Note: This obit does not give the name of the child nor the parents BUT, I find a marriage record in Macon County Marriage Book "F" pg. F/218 [1908 - 1915] for JOHN HENRY MAYO and MISS LIZZIE ODOM]
[Note: By the 1920 Macon County Census Mollie Lizzie [Odom] Mayo is Head of Household @ 22 with daughter, Jamie M. @ 6, son, Eddie @ w & 7/12 & dau. Nellie @ 1 & 4/12. They are living next door to Dempsey B. Odom.
[Note: Anyone knowing the whereabouts of John Henry Mayo in 1920 or 1930, PLEASE RESPOND]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 14, 1995

HARRY CURTIS MAYO

Mr. Harry Curtis Mayo, 80, of 618 Engram Street. died Tuesday, June 6, 1995 in Tift General Hospital, Tifton, Ga.
Services were held at 3 pm Thursday, June 8, in the Montezuma United Methodist Church with the Revs. Emory Gilbert and David Duck officiating. Burial followed in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Mr. Mayo, a life long resident of Montezuma, was born February 28, 1915, the son of John Curtis Mayo and Inez Piper Mayo. He was a self-employed logger, a member of the United Methodist Church and the Baracca Sunday School Class.
Survivors are his wife, Grace Jordan Mayo of Montezuma, 2 daughters Miss Harriett Mayo of Tifton, Mrs. Kathy M. Sanchez of Gainesville, Ga., 2 grandchildren, Curt and Erik, a sister, Mrs. Margaret Mayo Allred of Cullman, Ala., and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Montezuma United Methodist Church.
Pallbearers - Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Harry Curtis Mayo - Born - February 28, 1915 - Died - June 6, 1995 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery [4th Part of Sec. B. Row 4-62] beside his wife, Grace Jordan Mayo [April 26, 1919 - May 11, 1999] Obit


 

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

JACK REGINALD MAYO

Jack Reginald Mayo, 51, a former resident of Oglethorpe and Montezuma died in an Augusta hospital on October 18th.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday morning October 20th in Sylvester in the Unity Baptist Church of which he was a charter member. The Reverend Johnny Richter and the Reverend Ed McGee officiated. Burial was in HILLCREST CEMETERY in Sylvester.
Mr. Mayo, a native of Macon had lived in Sylvester for the past 15 years, and was a crop dister, and the owner of Jack's Flying Service. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Navy, having served in World War II, and was also a member of the Confederate Air Force.
His parents were the late Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Wade Mayo of Oglethorpe, Ga.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eunice Bennett Mayo of Sylvester; four daughters, Mrs. Charlane Mathews of Albany, Mrs. Jackie Theidel of Montezuma, Miss Toni Mayo and Miss Sandi Mayo of Sylvester a son, David Mayo of Montezuma; a granddaughter, Miss Tracy Mathews of Albany; one sister, Mrs. Betty Eichborn of Massapequa, L.I., New York; two brothers, Billy Mayo of Macon and Donald Mayo of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Arrangements were by Oaklawn Chapel of Albany.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 23, 1957

MRS. JOHN CURTIS [Inez Elizabeth Piper] MAYO

Final Rites Monday For Mrs. Inez Mayo, Montezuma Resident.

Final rites for Mrs. Inez Elizabeth Mayo, 64, of Montezuma, were held Monday in the Montezuma Methodist Church, the Rev. L. E. Williams and the Rev. C. G. Ward officiating. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY with Smith-Tindol Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers were Boyce Riddle, Oscar Williams, Carter Hill, Fred Nelson, Dale Taylor and Leonard Gibson.

Mrs. Mayo passed away at a local hospital Sunday after an illness of several weeks.

A native of Alabama. she had lived here most of her life and before her illness was employed as a nurse at Riverside Sanatorium. She was the widow of the late John Curtis Mayo and a member of the Methodist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. L. J. West of Miami, Fla. and Mrs. Emmett Allred of Cullman, Ala. two sons, Harry C. Mayo and Tillman Mayo of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. E. S. Haynes of Waco, Texas, and Mrs. T. C. Mayo of Perry; a brother, Phillip Piper of Montezuma, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

[Note:Inez Piper Mayo [May 2, 1893 - May 19, 1957] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, John Curtis Mayo [July 31, 1888 - November 24, 1941] See his Obit.


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.    August 11, 1976

 MRS.     SAMUEL    TILLMAN    [Hazel Hunt]   MAYO

 Mrs. Hazel Hunt Mayo, 78, died Monday in a Springfield , Mo. , hospital.  Services were held at 4 pm Wednesday in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY in Oglethorpe.  The Rev. F. M. York, former pastor of Oglethorpe Baptist Church officiated at the graveside services.

 Mrs. Mayo, a native of Missouri , had lived in Oglethorpe for many years.  She was a retired migrant missionary and a member of Monett First Baptist Church .  She was the widow of the late Sam T. Mayo, former pastor of Oglethorpe Baptist Church .

 Survivors include three brothers, Herbert Hunt of Miami , Oklahoma , Cecil Hunt of Coffeyville , Kansas and the Rev. Harry Hunt of Jackson Missouri; three nephews, Harry and Tillmon Mayo Montezuma; Thomas Mayo of Perry; a niece, Mrs. Margaret Allred of Cullman, Alabama; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Cleveland, Birmingham, Alabama and Mrs. T. C. Mayo of Perry, Ga.

 Watson Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge.

 [Note:  Hazel Hunt Mayo – Born April 19, 1898 – Died August 9, 1976 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Rev. Samuel Tillman Mayo [March 3, 1896 – March 5, 1957]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga. April 9, 1959

 YANCEY    HARRIS    MC CALLA

 Yancey H. McCalla, Former Resident, Buried  here Tuesday.

Yancey H. McCalla, 56, former resident of Montezuma, died Sunday in a Telfair County hospital following an extended illness.

 Mr. McCalla was born in Dawson on February 3, 1903 , the son of Dr. Frank Homer McCalla and Mrs. Martha Harris McCalla.  He was married to Miss Eugenia Clark of Albany on August 9, 1926 , and was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Montezuma.

 A former lumber and builder’s supply dealer in Macon County , he resided in Montezuma for approximately 15 years.  At the time of his death he was an employee of the state sales Tax department.

 Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Frank Easterrlin of Alamo and Miss Willa McCalla of Birmingham . Al.; two sons, Julian C. McCalla, U.S.Army, Heidelburg, Germany, and Mike McCalla of McRae; and four sisters, Mrs. John Clancey of Grayson, Al., Mrs. Robert Kelley of Tifton, Mrs. Henry Anthony and Mrs. Carver Dixon of Seale, Ala.

 Mass was held in St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Montezuma Tuesday with Father Finegan Riley OFM, officiating and burial was in FELTON CEMETERY.  Harris and Smith Funeral Home of McRae  was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Yancey Harris McCalla – Born February 3, 1903 – Died April 5, 1959 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his son, Michael Harris McCalla [ June 5, 1944 March 14, 1972 ]


ALVIN WALTER [Mr. Mac] MC CARTHY


Alvin Walter McCarthy
Alvin Walter "Mr. Mac" McCarthy -OGLETHORPE - Mr. Alvin Walter (Mr. Mac) McCarthy, 91, of Oglethorpe, GA passed away Tuesday morning, April 26,
2005 in Macon, GA. Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 28,
2005 at Oglethorpe Baptist Church at 11A.M. Burial will follow in Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens with full military honors. Rev. Clarence Keene, Rev. Bill Deakins and Rev. Bill Givens will officiate. -Born on November 30, 1913 in Covenna, GA. He was the son of the late Gordon McCarthy and Rosa Arrington McCarthy. Mr. McCarthy was a retired Food Service Manager. He was the oldest member of the Rawls Hogg VFW Post
6442 and the Oglethorpe Lions Club. He was a member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church where he served as an active deacon. He was a member of the Will Martin Sunday School Class. He was a decorated WWII Veteran serving in North Africa and Italy. -Survivors include his two sons and daughters-in-law, Gordon T. and Lucy McCarthy of Montezuma, GA; Willard E. and Jimmy Kay McCarthy of Hohenwald, TN; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. -Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.
Wednesday evening at Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. -In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Oglethorpe Baptist Church. -Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, Montezuma, GA has charge of funeral arrangements.
Published in The Telegraph on 4/27/2005.

[Note: There is already a marker in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY for Alvin Walter McCarthy with a birth date of November 3, 1913 with no death date. That much was published in "Cemeteries of Macon County" back in 1994.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 4, 1978

MRS. ALVIN W. [Mary Gladys Turner] MC CARTHY

Mrs. Mary Gladys Turner McCarthy of Oglethorpe died Friday, September 29,. 1978 at an Atlanta hospital after an extended illness. Mrs. McCarthy was 68 years of age and was a native of Macon County. She was a homemaker and a member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church. She was the teacher of the Mae English Sunday School Class and was very active in the W. M. U. Organization. She was, at one time, the church pianist.
Mrs. McCarthy is survived by her husband, Alvin W. McCarthy of Oglethorpe; two sons, Gordon T. McCarthy of Riverdale and Willard E. McCarthy of Hohenwald, Tenn; a brother Thomas O. Turner of Oglethorpe; two sisters, Miss Katherine Turner of Atlanta and Mrs. H. C. Bessinger of Perry; a granddaughter, Natalie Elizabeth McCarthy.
Funeral services for Mrs. McCarthy were held Sunday, October 1, at 2 PM at the Oglethorpe Baptist Church with Rev. Bill Deakins officiating.
Honorary escort was composed of the members of the Mae English and Will Martin Sunday School Classes
Honorary pallbearers were: Dr. C. P. Savage, W. T. Jolly, Lee Barfield, Robert Ellis, Paden Avera, Wallace Weeks, Warren Johnson, Rev. Roy Gardner, Carl Peaster and Jerome Fowler.
Active pallbearers were: J. H. Taylor, A. H. Reeves, Jr., Morris Stafford, Bill Powell, Marvin D. Denton, M. C. Denton and H. W. Johnson.
Arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma.

[Note: Mary Gladys McCarthy - Born - December 28, 1909 - Died - September 29, 1978 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside a marker for her husband, Alvin Walter McCarthy [Nov. 3, 1913 - No Death Date as of 1993 when "Cemeteries of Macon County" was published.


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

CHARLIE CLEVELAND MC CARTY

C. C. Mc Carty, 73, Passes After Long Illness; Rites Monday.

Charlie Cleveland Mc Carty, 73, died in a local hospital Saturday, July 2, following a four months' illness. He was a lifelong resident of the Hicks district. Macon County, and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. R. O. Slaton of Reynolds; four sons, Rev. E. M. McCarty of Manchester, Tenn., Henry P. McCarty of Lakeland, Fla., Marcus W. McCarty of Winter Haven, Fla., and Herbert C. McCarty of Layton, Utah; two sisters, Mrs. R. N. McInvale of Ideal and Mrs. Nora McCrimmon of Atlanta.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. Milton Gardner officiating. Interment followed in PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

[Note: Charlie Cleveland McCarty [September 13, 1882 - July 2, 1955] is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery beside his wife, Henrietta Bigelow McCarty [Aug. 10, 1887 - Nov. 12, 1918]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 27, 1967


MC CARTY - GARRETT - HORNE - HAILEY


MRS. HARVEY L. [Oreta Fouche] MC CARTY, 58 of IDEAL
Funeral services for Mrs. Oreta Fouche McCarty, 58, of Ideal, who died Saturday in an Augusta hospital after a short illness, were held Monday in the Ideal Methodist Church. The Rev. Lawrence Russ, the Rev. Henry Thomas and the Rev. Clarence Keene officiated with burial in the CROWN GHILL CEMETERY in Albany. Mrs. McCarty, a native of Ideal, was a member of the Ideal Methodist Church. Survivors include her husband, Harvey L. McCarty of Ideal; and three aunts, Mrs. Eva Garrett and Mrs. Nannie Horne and Mrs. Pearl Halley, all of Atlanta. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge. [Note: According to the 1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census Oreta Fouche McCarty was the daughter of: Robert E. Fouche and his wife, Oriska Fouche.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 17, 1945

JAMES EDWARD MC CARTY

Funeral Services Conducted May 9 For J. E. McCarty

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday morning, May 9, for James Edward McCarty, 74, who died at his home in the New Era Community in Sumter County Monday night, May 7th.

Mr. McCarty, a farmer, was born in Macon County in 1871, the son of the late J. V. McCarty, a native of Macon county, and Ann Brooks McCarty of Schley County. He was an active member of the Little Bethel Free Will Baptist Church of near Ideal.

Surviving his death are his wife, Mrs. Willie Brooks McCarty; five daughters, Mrs. Jack Gilmore of Camilla; Mrs. Clyde Chapman, Mrs. S. O. Jones, Mrs. J. M. Parks, all of Ideal and Mrs. Ernest Holloway of Americus; four sons, Clyde McCarty of Ideal; J. E. McCarty of Macon, Brook McCarty of Leslie; and Tom McCarty of Americus;a three brothers, C. L. McCarty of Ideal, Lawson McCarty of Moultrie and W. T. McCarty of Eastman; one sister, Mrs. Eliza Law of Ellaville and 39 grandchildren.

Funeral services were conducted from the Ideal Baptist Church, the Rev. W. R. Emersonb, officiating, assisted by the Rev. Carl Ayers and interment was in the IDEAL CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - Honorary Escort - Not copied.

[Note: James Edward McCarty [1871 - 1945] is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his wife, Beulah Brooks McCarty "Miss Willie" [1872 - 1963] See her obit.


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. May 23, 1963

 MRS. JAMES EDWARD [Willie Beulah Brooks] MC CARTY

 Funeral services for Mrs. Beulah McCarty, 91, were held Saturday, May 18, 1963 at the Baptist Church in Ideal. The Rev. W. R. Lawhorn and Rev. H. H. Gregory officiated and burial was in the IDEAL CEMETERY.

 Mrs. McCarty, who died at her home Thursday, was a native of Macon County and had resided in Americus since 1931.

 Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. H. J. Gilmore, Mrs. B. E. Holloway and Mrs. J. M. Parks, all of Americus, Mrs. S. O. Jones and Mrs. Clyde Chapman, both of Ideal; one son, T. W. McCarty of Cordele; one brother, Robert Brooks of Baxley and 132 grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 [Note: Beulah Brooks McCarty – Born 1872 – Died 1963 is buried In Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, James Edward Brooks McCarty [1871 – 1945] They were married December 10, 1893]

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 28, 1968

MC CARTY-BRYANT-HUDSON-HARTMAN-DURHAM-WARNER

MRS. PEARL BRYANT MC CARTY, 80 OBITUARY

Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Bryant McCarty, 80, who passed away Monday in a local hospital after a short illness, were held Tuesday from the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. J. B. Lumpkin and the Rev. Clarence W. Keene officiated and burial was in the IDEAL CEMETERY. Pallbearers - not copied. Mrs. McCarty was a native of Crawford County and had lived in Macon County for 48 years. She was the wife of Charlie L. McCarty of Ideal, who survives her, and a member of the Little Bethel Baptist Church. Survivors, in addition to her husband, are a son, Albert E. Hudson of Snellville; four daughters, Mrs. Timothy J. Hartman of Reynolds, Mrs. J. D. Durham of Thomaston, Miss Louise McCarty of New York City, N.Y. and Mrs. W. D. Warner of Ideal; ten grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. [Note: Pearl B. McCarty - Born September 4, 1888 - Died November 18, 1968 is buried in the IDEAL CEMETERY beside her husband Charlie L. McCarty [Born June 16, 1880 - May 10, 1974] and Beulah Bryant, wife of C. L. McCarty [6-26-1880 - 1-17-1919]


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

LITTLE BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEM.
MC CARTY - CROMER - JONES September 17,1992


MRS. WILLIAM CLYDE [Lizzie Bell Cromer] MC CARTY, 89
Mrs. Lizzie Cromer McCarty, 89 of Route 2, Reynolds, died September 17, 1992 at her residence Services were held Friday in LITTLE BETHEL FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH near Ideal with Rev. Sidney Jones officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. She was a native of Macon County and a lifetime resident of the Garden Valley community, member of Little Bethel Free Will Baptist Church and a homemaker. She is survived by a son, Marvin McCarty of Reynolds; three grandchildren: Brenda McCarty of Macon and Betty McCarty and Barbara Jones, both of Reynolds and one great-grandchild Goddard Funeral Home of Reynolds has charge. [Note: Lizzie C. McCarty - Born April 6, 1903 - Died September 17, 1992 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery beside her husband, William Clyde McCarty - Nov. 9, 1896 - Sept 26, 1951] WWI See his Obit on Macon Co. Website.] [Note: Lizzie Bell Cromer McCarty was a daughter of Andrew C. Cromer and his wife, Sallie McCarty Cromer found in the 1920 Macon Co., Ga. census.]

 


THE BUTLER HERALD
Butler, Ga., Tuesday, June 6, 1911

The Passing of Mr. C. T. McDaniel

The paralytic stroke received some ten days ago by Mr. C. T. McDaniel, a prominent planter of Panhandle district, mention of which was made in these columns last week, resulted in the death of that gentleman last Friday morning about 9 o'clock. From the first of the attack Mr. McDaniel was never fully conscious and grew worse from day to day until the end came.

Mr. McDaniel came to this county from Talbot about six years ago and settled in the community of Crowell church and through his strong personal character at once began making good friends of the best people of that section of the county. He was an honorable, Christian gentleman and one of the most industrious farmers of that community .

He was a brother of Sheriff McDaniel of Talbot county and father of Mr. 1. W. McDaniel, chief of police of Thomaston. He leaves besides many friends and relatives to mourn his death, a wife and several children. Two of his sons are prominent farmers of upper Macon county.

Submitted by Margie Daniels


From:  Guelda Hay’s Macon Co., Ga. Obit collection

 MRS. J. CLIFFORD  [Hortense Slaton]  MC  DANIEL

 Hortense S. McDaniel, 84, of Reynolds died May 11, 1989 at her residence.

 Services were held Saturday at the PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH near Reynolds with Rev. Ronnie Teece and Rev. Tracy DeFoor officiating.  Burial was in the CHURCH CEMETERY .

 She was a native of Harris County but lived in Reynolds most of her life.  She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church .

 She is survived by five daughters, Winnie Fielder and Mary Lumpkin of Reynolds, Gloria Harris of Milledgeville, Rose Woodruff of Leesburg, Fla. and Brenda English of Orlando, Fla.; two sons, Billy McDaniel and Jimmy McDaniel of Reynolds; sister, Beatrice Davis of Perry; three brothers, Maurice Slaton and Hal Slaton of Reynolds and Hugh Slaton of DeSoto; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

 Goddard’s Funeral Home of Reynolds was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Hortense S. McDaniel – Born September 4, 1904 – Died May 11, 1989 is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery beside J. Clifford McDaniel [June 1, 1901 – November 23, 1963]  


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

 JAMES CLIFFORD MC DANIEL

 Funeral services for James Clifford McDaniel, 62, who died Saturday at a Butler hospital, were held Monday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church with the Rev. James D. Eldridge, the Rev. W. W. Whaley and the Rev. Alva Covly officiating. Burial was in the PLEASANT GROVE CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers were Wheeler Smith, Carl Rodgers, Wilburn Hortman, G. C. Hobbs, Woodrow Hobbs, Jake Moncrief, Brown Perry and Carter Jones.

Honorary Escort were Oscar Simmons, Ben Simmons, M. H. Butler, Robert Jones, John W. Williams. Rev. C. L. Ayers, William Parker and Lige Simmons.

 Mr. McDaniel was a retired farmer. He was a lifelong resident of Macon County and a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.

 Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Frances Hortense Slaton McDaniel of Reynolds; three sons; Billy McDaniel, Sidney B. McDaniel and James H. McDaniel, all of Reynolds; six daughters, Mrs. C. F. Fielder and Mrs. W. H. Woodruff, both of Montezuma, Mrs. W. L. Lumpkin of Lake Charles, La., Mrs. Thomas G. Mullis of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Blanton Harris of Fayetteville, N.C. and Mrs. Ronnie English of Oglethorpe; three sisters, Mrs. Mann Hobbs of Reynolds, Mrs. Maggie Parks of Palatka, Fla., and Mrs. Nina Snell of Birmingham, Ala., and 10 grandchildren.

 Goddard Funeral Home of Reynolds was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: J. Clifford McDaniel – Born June 1, 1901 – Died November 23, 1963 is buried in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery beside his wife, Hortense S. McDaniel [Sept. 4, 1904 – May 11, 1989] See her Obit.

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  Nov. 19, 1970

 MC DANIEL - KELLY - JONES - WOODRUFF - LUMPKIN - MULLIS - HARRIS - ENGLISH

 SYDNEY BROOKS MC DANIEL

 Funeral services for Sydney Brooks McDaniel, 39, of Reynolds who died Thursday, November 12, as the result of injuries sustained two weeks ago in an automobile accident near Oglethorpe, were held Saturday, November 14, from the Ideal Baptist Church.  Burial was in PLEASANT GROVE CEMETERY in Macon County.

Rev. Clarence Keene and Rev. James Eldridge officiated.

  Mr. McDaniel, a native of Macon County, was a member of the Ideal Baptist Church and had been employed by Robins Air Force Base for 18 years.  He was a veteran of the Korean Conflict.

  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Alice Kelly McDaniel, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Homer Kelly of Oglethorpe; his mother, Mrs. Clifford McDaniel of Reynolds; three children, Dan, Marilyn and Mike McDaniel, all of Reynolds; two brothers, Billy McDaniel and Jimmy McDaniel, both of Reynolds; and six sisters, Mrs. Winnie Jones of Reynolds, Mrs. Rose Woodruff of Montezuma, Mrs. Mary Lumpkin of New Orleans, La., Mrs. Frances Mullis of Jacksonville, Fl., Mrs. Gloria Harris of Milledgeville and Mrs. Brenda English of Lumpkin.

  Goddard Funeral Home of Reynolds was in charge.

[Note: Sidney Brooks McDaniel - Born August 19, 1931 - Died November 12, 1970 is buried Pleasant Grove Cem.

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 19, 1968

MC DONALD-SMITH-TAYLOR

MRS. EUNICE SMITH MC DONALD OBITUARY

Graveside services for Mrs. Eunice Smith McDonald of Decatur, Ga. were held Friday, December 13, in the PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY at Garden Valley. The Rev. Carl Ayers officiated. Mrs. McDonald died Thursday at an Atlanta hospital. Born and reared in Garden Valley, Mrs. McDonald was the daughter of the late John and Emma Taylor Smith. She was the widow of the late Walter M. McDonald and had lived in Decatur for thirty-five years. Survivors include a son, Walter M. McDonald, Jr. of Atlanta; a brother, Emmett Smith of Auburndale, Fla., four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Couch Funeral Home of Stone Mountain was in charge. [Note: Eunice Smith McDonald - Born 1896 - Died December 13, 1968 is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery beside her husband, Walter M. McDonald [1894 - 1958]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 26, 1944

MRS. WILLIAM RICHARD [Willie Clifford Ham] VINSON MC ELMURRAY

Funeral Services Held Sunday For Mrs. W. R. McElmurray.[Microfilmed on the curve-Hard to Read]

Funeral services were conducted at First Methodist Church in Montezuma Sunday Afternoon for Mrs. Willie Clifford McElmurray, 83, whose death occurred early that morning at a local hospital following a long illness.

Mrs. McElmurray was born in ______, Ga. in 1861, daughter of the late Cicero Marion Ham and ____Harvey Ham. She came to Montezuma as the bride of the late Dr. John Wesley Vinson 65 years ago and during these years was a devoted member of the Methodist Church. Mrs. McElmurray was active in all religious and educational affairs. She was a charter member of the Phil Cook Chapter of the UDC and probably the oldest ______ graduate of Bessie Tift College.

She later married W. R. McElmurray who survives her, and a son of their marriage, Roy McElmurray.

Other survivors from her marriage to Dr. Vinson are a son, Dr. J. C. Vinson of Tampa, Fla.; a daughter ___ Mae Walsh of Montezuma; ___ Grandchildren, Capt. Clifford Vinson, now in Germany; Mrs. _ P. Lynch of New Orleans; _.W. Vinson of Parris Island, S.C. and Vern A. Vinson and three great grandchildren.

Services were conducted by the Rev. B. A. Pafford and interment was in FELTON CEMETERY.

The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Willie Ham Vinson McElmurray [1861 - 1944] is buried in Felton Cemetery between, William Richard McElmurray [1863 - 1953] See his Obit. & John Wesley Vinson [August 23, 1845 - September 9, 1885] CSA Pvt. Co. F. 57th Ga. Reg.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Georgia July 17, 1969

MRS. ALMA WICKER FOREHAND MCGOUGH

FUNERAL NOTICE

Funeral services for Mrs. Alma Wicker Forehand McGough, 85, who died July 13, in a local hospital after a brief illness, were held Monday at 2 am at the Montezuma Methodist Church.
The Rev. Emory Gilbert, Rev. Laurence Russ and Rev. C. G. Ward officiated with burial in the Felton Cemetery.
Mrs. McGough was a life-long resident of Macon County and a member of the Ideal Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Walter Brand of Montezuma and Mrs. Ernest Hill of Pinehurst; one sister, Mrs. Pearle Wicker Peede of Hazlehurst; five grandchildren, Mrs. Jack Maffett, Mrs. Jay Hill, Mrs. Edgar Howell, Mrs. Charles Bowen and J. R. Hill.
Pallbearers were Jack Maffett, Edgar Howell, Jay Hill, J. R. Hill, Charles Bowen and Harry Bishop.
[Note: Alma Forehand McGough - Born July 26, 1883 - Died July 13, 1969 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her 1st husband, Robert Lee Forehand [Nov. 23, 1878 - July 24, 1926][Note: Mary Alma Wicker, dau. of John Martin Luther Wicker and Sara Ann Melvinie Joiner Wicker married Robert Lee Forehand in Macon Co., Ga. on Dec. 3, 1905 according to "Macon County Life" family story, Pg. 481.]


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

ROY A. MC GOUIRK

Graveside services for Roy McGourrk of Atlanta were held from the OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDEN CEMETERY, Monday, March 6, 1972. Rev. Richard Gardner officiated.
Mr. McGourrk passed away suddenly at his home in Atlanta with an apparent heart attack at the age of 75. He was a retired insurance salesman.
His wife, the former Christine Murray of Oglethorpe, survives him.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of local arrangements.

[Note: Roy A McGouirk - Born November 10, 1896 - Died March 4, 1972 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  April 4, 1984

 WILLIAM   E.   MC GRATH,   SR.

   Mr. William E. McGrath, age 71, of Ideal, Georgia, died Friday, March 30, 1984, in a V. A. hospital in Lake City, Florida.

  Mr. McGrath, a native of Boston, Massachusetts, had lived in Ideal for the past 7 years.  He was a Navy Veteran of World War II, a Mason, Shriner, and a member of the Scottish Rite Bodies.

  Graveside services were held at 10 am Monday, April 2, in IDEAL CEMETERY.  The Rev. Jack McCollough officiated.

  Survivors are two sons, John McGrath of Jacksonville, Florida, William E. McGrath, Jr. of Petersburg, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Mark Parkhurst of Bedford, N. H., Mrs. Pat Cappella of Plymouth, Mass.; two brothers, Robert McGrath of Naples, Florida and Francis McGrath of Medford, Mass.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: William E. McGrath, Sr.  U. S. Navy WWII   -  Born August 8, 1912  -  Died  March 30, 1984 is buried in Ideal Cemetery]


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

  MC INVALE - HOLLIS - DUNN

  SIDNEY   BERNARD   MC  INVALE

  Griffin, Ga. - Sidney Bernard McInvale, 74, died Tuesday [July 18, 1989] in an Augusta hospital.

  Services will be held today in LITTLE BETHEL CHURCH CEMETERY in Macon County.  The Rev. Sidney Jones will officiate.

  Survivors include two sons, Stanley Michael McInvale of Griffin and Sidney Marshall Mc Invale of New York; a daughter, Mary Elizabeth McInvale of Columbus; two sisters, Ellene Hollis and Inez Dunn, both of Warner Robins, and five grandchildren.

  Woodlawn Funeral Home in Griffin has charge of arrangements.

[Note: Sidney B. McInvale - Born August 27, 1914 - Died July 18, 1989 WWII U.S.Army - is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery .]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 19, 1945

ALVIN CHEVES MC KENZIE

Funeral Services Held Thursday For A. T. McKenzie, 74. [Should be A.C. McKenzie]

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, July 19th, at 4 o'clock for Alvin T. [Should Be C.]

McKenzie, 74, who died at a local hospital early Wednesday afternoon after an illness of several months.

Born in Dooly County on December 19. 1871, the son of the late Milton Septimus McKenzie and America Davis McKenzie, both natives of Dooly County. Mr. McKenzie moved to Macon County in his early childhood and had spent the remainder of his life here, making his home near Montezuma where he was engaged in farming. He was an active member of the Montezuma Baptist church, serving in this church as a deacon for 40 years. He was the husband of Mrs. Willie McKenzie and has one son, Edgar McKenzie, who survive him.

Services were conducted from Montezuma Funeral Home, the Rev. B. E. Donehere officiating, assisted by the Rev. Charles H. Kopp and the Rev. Charles A. Jackson, Jr. Interment was in FELTON'S CEMETERY.

Pallbearers and Honorary Escort - Not Copied.

[Note: Alvin Cheves McKenzie [December 29, 1870 - July 18, 1945] is buried in Felton's Cemetery beside his wife, Willie E. McKenzie, wife of A. C. McKenzie [May 30, 1871 - May 28, 1947]

[Note: Obit says Mr. McKenzie was born in 1871 - Cemetery Book says 1870]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Georgia January 24, 1990

DR. DORIS MC KENZIE

Services Held For Dr. Doris McKenzie, 74 of Hollywood, Florida, at Felton Cem.
Dr. Doris McKenzie, 74, of Hollywood, Florida, died Tuesday, January 16, 1990, at her residence. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, January 19, in FELTON CEMETERY, Montezuma, Georgia. The Rev. Gordan Pittman officiated.
Dr. McKenzie, a native of Byromville, Georgia was born February 18, 1915, the daughter of Clarence W. McKenzie and Anna Beverly McKenzie. She was a retired oncologist and a member of Sheridan Hills Baptist Church in Hollywood, Florida. She received her education from Florida State University, University of Kentucky and University of Miami.
Survivors are a son, William Rane McKenzie of Hollywood, Florida; a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Doris McKenzie, M.D. - Born February 18, 1915 - Died January 16, 1990 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside John Henry McKenzie [9-9-1906 - 11-15-1936] See His Obit


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Georgia   February 25, 1976

 MRS.  EDGAR  WESTBROOK  [Ellen  Turner]  MC KENZIE

 Mrs. Ellen Turner McKenzie of Montezuma died Friday, February 20, 1976 at a local nursing home.  She was 80 years of age.  Mrs. McKenzie was the widow of Edgar Westbrook McKenzie and a native of Newnan , Ga.   She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Montezuma.

 She is survived by three cousins, Miss Katherine Glass of LaGrange, Neil Glass of Atlanta and Bill Rodgers of Macon .

 Funeral services for Mrs. McKenzie were held Saturday at FELTON CEMETERY with Rev. Ken Bush officiating.

 Arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

 [Note: Ellen Turner McKenzie – Born February 5, 1896 – Died February 20, 1976 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, Edgar Westbrook McKenzie – [March 27, 1891 – Feb. 21, 1960]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 13, 1964

EMMETT G. MC KENZIE

E. G. Mc Kenzie, Montezuma Native, Dies At Macon

Funeral services for Emmett G. McKenzie, of 185 Nottingham Drive, Macon, who died Thursday, August 6, were held Friday in the chapel of Hart's Mortuary. Burial was in ROSE HILL CEMETERY.

Pallbearers and Honorary Escort - Not copied.

A native of Montezuma, Mr. McKenzie was the son of the late Thomas R. and Lena Gardner McKenzie, members of prominent Middle Georgia families. He was reared in Montezuma and received his education at the University of Georgia.

In 1916, he married the late Helen Lewis. In 1962 he became associated with the Central Cotton Oil Co. of which he became president.

Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Esther Arthur; a son, Emmett G. McKenzie, Jr. of Macon.

His daughter was the late Mrs. Mary Lamar McKenzie King of Miami, Fla. Other survivors include three grandchildren, Martha McKenzie of Macon, Jack L. King, Jr. and Mrs. Malcolm Weldon, both of Atlant; two step children, John R. Haugabook of Macon and Mrs. James Cowart of Abingdon, Va.


The Macon Telegraph - Saturday, March 2, 1991
Marshallville -

Frances Slade McKenzie, 93, of 104 Mc-Caskill St. died Friday in a local nursing home. Born in Pike County, she was the daughter of the late John Ed Slade &
Della Lifsey Slade. She lived in Marshallville for most of her life and was the widow of Hamilton Monroe McKenzie. She was a homemaker and a member of Marshallville United Methodist Church.
Survivors: children, Monroe S. McKenzie of Marshallville, Frederic L. McKenzie of Stone Mountain and Della Ruth McKenzie Baily of Akin, SC and three grandchildren.
Services: 3 pm today in Marshallville City Cemetery. The Revs. Kenneth Thompson and Jay W. Harris will officiate. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.


Macon County Citizen - Montezuma Georgian -[Merged Oct 1931]  February 4, 1932

JOHN  HENRY  MC KENZIE

Funeral Services For Mr. J. H. McKenzie
Montezuma, Ga. Feb. 4 - Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon from the Montezuma Baptist Church for J. H. McKenzie, 70, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Eulin Pennington of Andersonville, Monday from a heart attack.
  Mr. McKenzie was a native of this county and spent most of his life here. He moved to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Eulin Pennington at Andersonville, a few weeks ago and while there suffered the fatal attack.
  The services were conducted from the Baptist Church here and Rev. B. E. Donehoo, pastor, officiated.  Interment took place in FELTON'S CEMETERY.  The pallbearers were Messrs A. T. McKenzie, W. H. McKenzie, Oscar McKenzie, Ed McKenzie, D. W. Easterlin and Jim Forehand.
  Mr. McKenzie is survived by [wife not mentioned in obit] three daughters, Mrs. Eulin Pennington of Andersonville, Ga., Mrs. Cox of Atlanta, Ga. and Mrs. Angus Arnold of Montezuma, Three sons, Willie McKenzie of Andersonville, Ga. Chas. McKenzie of Montezuma and Ernest McKenzie of Atlanta.

[Note: John Henry Mc Kenzie [July 24, 1861 - February 1, 1932] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Mary Ida Solomon McKenzie [Nov. 6, 1867 - March 15, 1950] Obit.
 


Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   April 23, 1959

 FUNERAL TODAY FOR MRS. L. W. MC KENZIE, PROMINENT CITIZEN

 Mrs. Lionel W. [Lida Rushin] Mc Kenzie

   Mrs. L. W. McKenzie, prominent Montezumian, passed away in a local hospital shortly after noon Wednesday.  She had been ill for several weeks.

  Born in Dooly County on August 4, 1879 , Mrs. McKenzie had made her home here for the past fifty years.  She was th former Lida Rushin and was a member of the First Baptist Church .

  Survivors include one son, Wilfred McKenzie of Rochester , N.Y. , Step-mother, Mrs. M. E. Rushin of Vienna ; one half-sister, Mrs. W. R. Woodard, Vienna ; three grandchildren and two nieces.

  Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon [Thursday] from the local Baptist Church .  The Rev. C. G. Ward, pastor, Rev. Henry Stokes and Rev. W. S. Johnson will officiate and interment will be in FELTON CEMETERY .

  Pallbearers – Not copied.

  Smith Tindol Funeral Home is in charge.

[Note: Lida Rushin McKenzie – Born August 1, 1879 – Died April 22, 1959   is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husbands, Lionel W. McKenzie [ 4-9-1880 10-7-1949 ] See his Obit

 


From: THE CHRISTIAN INDEX - September 14, 1859 Pg. 3. Col.4


MRS. MILLEY MCKENZIE -

At her residence in Macon County, Ga. on the 27th of August 1859, after a short illness, Mrs. Milley McKenzie, in the 73rd year of her age.
Sister McKenzie was born in Warren Co., Ga. April 1, 1787, and married the Rev. John McKenzie on February 26, 1804 and the same year confessed a hope in Christ, joined the Baptist Church and was baptized by Elder Jesse Mercer, in the year, 1807.
She removed with her husband to Jones Co., and there lived 21 years, then removed to Houston, [Now Macon Co.] in 1828, and was one of the constituting members of the Beulah Church and of which she died a member.
She was the mother of fourteen children, eight of whom with her husband, had preceded her to the grave. Notwithstanding her many trials thro' she lived an exemplary life, and ever showed the confidence in her heavenly Father of a true christian.
She was indeed a noble woman, amiable and lovely in her disposition, candid and generous in her friendship, and devoted to her affectionate children, whose happiness and welfare she cherished with more than motherly desire. A few hours before she died she called her children around her bed to give them a last farewell, and after admonishing them to meet her in heaven, her voice failed. The last word she was heard to utter was, "ain't this glorious".
But she is gone where there is no more sickness, no more sorrow for her to endure. The grave now holds her lifeless form, yet she still lives in the hearts of her children and friends.
"Why should we mourn departed friends, Or shake at death's alarm, Tis but the voice that Jesus sends, To Call us to His arms."
[Note: See obit for her husband, Rev. John McKenzie for burial location, Unmarked.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 9, 1944

MRS. THOMAS R. [Lena Gardner] MC KENZIE

Funeral Services Held For Mrs. T. R. McKenzie.

Death came Sunday a little after noon for one of Macon County's best known and most loved women. Mrs. Thomas. R. McKenzie of Montezuma. The former Miss Lena Gardner, daughter of Macon county pioneers [Thomas & Leanora Gardner], she was 74 years old, and had spent her entire life in the county. She was born near Oglethorpe and upon her marriage to T. R. McKenzie, became a resident of Montezuma. She had been ill several weeks.

Mrs. McKenzie felt deeply the loss of her beautiful, colonial type, white frame home on the main street in Montezuma, which was badly damaged by fire last year. One of the most ardent and successful camellia growers in this section of Georgia, Mrs. McKenzie was regarded as an expert on their cultuire. some of the bushes in front of her home were more than fifty years old, and were among the first to be imported into Macon County.

Funeral services were held at 2:30 Monday afternoon at the Montezuma Funeral Home with the Rev. George M. Ray of the Montezuma Baptist Church officiating and the Rev. B. A. Pafford assisting. Interment was in FELTON CEMETERY.

Surviving are two sons, Thomas Herbert McKenzie of Montezuma and Emmett G. McKenzie of Macon and three grandchildren, Mrs. Jack King of Miami, Fla., Emmett McKenzie, Jr. U.S.N and Kathryn McKenzie of Montezuma. There are also three sisters, Mrs. S. L. Sills of Miami, Mrs. Russell Murray of Fort Valley, Mrs. Jack Heritage of Moultrie and one brother, Murray Gardner of Huntington, Ga.

Mrs. McKenzie was, during her more active years, much interested in the actrivities of the Baptist Women's Organizations, the U.D.C. and the Montezuma Garden Club.

The U. D. C. formed an honorary escort at Mrs. McKenzie's funeral and sat together at the services.

[Note: Lena Gardner, wife of T. R. McKenzie [November 3, 1869 - March 5, 1944] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, T. R. McKenzie [August 4, 1858 - May 11, 1921]


 

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga.  August 23, 1929

WILLIAM  MC KENZIE

Mr. William McKenzie Dies at Oakfield.
Mr. William McKenzie, who formerly resided in this community, but who has lived at Oakfield for many years died at his home, near that point, on last Saturday night.  Mr. McKenzie was one of that sections most prominent farmer's and had for a long period of time taken an active part in the community's affairs. 
  In addition to several children, he is survived by his widow, who before her marriage, was Miss Belle Tolen, one of this county's prominent women.  Funeral services were held at 3:30 Tuesday afternoon.


THE MACON COUNTY CITIZEN - Oglethorpe, Ga. January 13, 1922

MRS. WILLIAM NEWTON [Mary Tine Southwell] MC KENZIE

VERY HARD TO READ

It was learned that Mrs. W. N. McKenzie had passed away on January 6th.
Mrs. McKenzie lived an exemplary life in this community. She was possessed of a Chritian character which is rarely seen in present days. She was a consecrated member of the Baptist Church and had been affiliated there about fifty years.
Skipped a lot, could not read enough to get the facts correct.
The deceased was the widow of the late W. N. McKenzie who died a few years ago. She was __ years old. She is survived by Mrs. A. H. Perry, a daughter with whom she lived most of the time for several years; Mrs. D. _ Taylor of Vienna, another daughter, six sons, C. M. McKenzie, and ______ McKenzie of Cordele; G. _. and R. L. and J. E. and O. P. McKenzie of Panama City, Fla.

[Note: Mary Tine Southwell McKenzie, wife of W. N. McKenzie - Born July 17, 1843 - Died - January 5, 1922 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, W. N. McKenzie CSA - Born - March 13, 1841 - Died March 26, 1915] Obit
[Note: I will try to get a better copy and re-post.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 4, 1968

MC KENZIE - LANGSTAFF

WILLIAM HILL MC KENZIE, IV, 23, OBITUARY

Memorial services for William Hill McKenzie, IV, 23, who died Friday, March 22, in the Walter Reed Army Hospital were held Monday at the American University in Washington, D.C. Graveside services followed on Tuesday in the Felton Cemetery in Montezuma with the Rev. Graham Glover and the Rev. c. G. Ward officiating. Pallbearers were: Dave Rumph, William Easterlin, Jim Brown, Jesse Derrick, E. M. McKenzie, John McKenzie. Mr. McKenzie, a student at the American University in Washington had recently been awarded a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship. Survivors include his wife, Kristi McKenzie of Washington; parents, Col. and Mrs. W. H. McKenzie III of Omaha, Neb. two brothers, Hal C. McKenzie and Thomas L. McKenzie, both of Omaha, Neb; two sisters, Adine McKenzie and Ann McKenzie of Omaha, Neb. grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McKenzie, Jr. of Montezuma and maternal grandmother, Mrs. James D. Langstaff of Paducah, Ky. [Note: William Hill McKenzie, IV - Born October 20, 1945 - Died March 29, 1968 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside William Hill McKenzie, III [11-3-1922 - 12-17-1982]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 1, 1973

WILLIAM HILL MC KENZIE, JR.

MONTEZUMA BUSINESSMAN W. H. MC KENZIE, JR. DIES
William Hill McKenzie, Jr. founder of McKenzie Insurance Agency and founder and past president of Southern Frozen Foods, died Wednesday in a local hospital after a long illness.
Services were held at 2 PM Thursday, October 25, in the Montezuma Baptist Church. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY. The Rev. C. G. Ward and Rev. Ken Bush officiated. Pallbearers were Dee McKenzie, R. C. Collier, Jim Lester, Dr. Tom Adams, Claude Haugabook, Preston Williams and John McKenzie.
Mr. McKenzie, 75, was a native of Macon County. He was a member and deacon of the Montezuma Baptist Church. Mr. McKenzie was a graduate of the University of Georgia and a Veteran of World War I. He was a charter member and past president of the Montezuma Kiwanis Club and one of the organizers and a past president of the Montezuma Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Esther Harris McKenzie of Montezuma; two sons, William H. McKenzie, III and Lewis McKenzie, both of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. Clifford J. Matthews of Atlanta and Mrs. George C. Walker of Lynchburg, Va.; and several grandchildren.

[Note: William Hill McKenzie, Jr. - Born - August 29, 1898 - Died October 24, 1973 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Esther Harris McKenzie [Aug. 28, 1899 - March 4, 1991]

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



MRS. INEZ D. MC KINNON FUNERAL NOTICE -

Funeral services for Mrs. Inez Dobbs Mc Kinnon, 74, of Montezuma, who died early Wednesday at a local hospital after a short illness, will be held Thursday afternoon, Sept. 4, at the Montezuma Methodist Church with Rev. Richard Gardner and Rev. Emory C. Gilbert officiating. Burial will be in FELTON CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - not copied. Mrs. McKinnon was born in Woodstock, Ga., the daughter of the late Mrs. Boyce Dawson Dobbs and Henry Dobbs, but had resided in Macon County most of her life.
Survivors include her husband, Mason McKinnon of Montezuma; two sons, Earl E. McKinnon of Montezuma and Harold M. McKinnon of Oglethorpe; one daughter, Mrs. Sarah Sessions of Stone Mountain; two brothers, Joe Dobbs of El Cajon, Calif, and Henry Dobbs of Lakeside, Calif.; four sisters, Mrs. Vern Story of Puerto Rica, Mrs. Jane Hill and Mrs. Marie Peede, both of Albany; and Mrs. Lucille Owens of Marietta; and seven grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
[Note: Inez B. McKinnon - Born March 14, 1895 - Died September 3, 1969 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, Mason D. McKinnon [May 14, 1891 - Oct. 8, 1972
]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 12, 1972

MASON D. MC KINNON

Mason D. McKinnon, age 81, died Sunday, October 8, after a short illness. He was formerly from Goodwater, Alabama, but had lived in Montezuma for 61 years. He was a retired farmer and horse trader.
Services were held at 2 pm Monday, October 9, from Montezuma Methodist church and burial was in FELTON CEMETERY. Officiating the funeral services were Rev. R. O. Edenfield and Rev. Richard Gardner.
Mr. McKinnon was survived by two sons, Earl E. McKinnon from Montezuma and Harold M. McKinnon of Oglethorpe; one daughter, Mrs. Sarah Sessions of Stone Mountain, Georgia and 7 grandchildren.
Pallbearers & Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Mason D. McKinnon - Born - May 14, 1891 - Died October 8, 1972 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Inez D. McKinnon - [March 14, 1895 - Sept. 3, 1969] See her Obit
 


FROM:      THE BUTLER HERALD – May 3, 1881 

WILLIAM   W.  MC  LENDON

Mr. McLendon, of Montezuma, an old and much respected citizen, who for a number of years has been a warehouseman in that city, committed suicide last Sunday morning the 24th inst.  It seems that he spent Saturday night with his son-in-law, Mr. DeVaughn; ate a hearty breakfast and about ten o’clock shot himself through the head, producing death almost instantly.  No cause is assigned for the rash act, neither did he leave any written statement by which his motive could be judged. [W.W.McLendon]

[Note: W. W. McLendon [ Died April 24, 1881 @63 yrs, 2 mo. & 22 days] is buried in FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma beside his wife, Mary P. McLendon [Died November 14, 1888 @ age 63 yrs, 8 mos. & 22 days.]

[Note: The Son-In-Law was James Elijah DeVaughn who married 1st, Sarah Virginia [McLendon] Devaughn ]

OBITS    for     April   2003


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 12, 1979

MISS NINA MAE MC MAHEN

Miss Nina McMahen, age 75, of Birmingham, Ala., and formerly of Oglethorpe, Ga., died Wednesday, September 5, 1979 in a Birmingham hospital.
Funeral services were held at 10 am Friday, September 7, 1979 in the Oglethorpe Baptist Church. The Rev. Bill Deakins officiated and burial was in the OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Miss McMahen was a native of Tazwell, Ga. and had lived in Birmingham for the past seven years. She was a former school teacher in LaGrange, Ga. and Washington, D. C. She received her education from Women's College in Milledgeville. She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church in Birmingham. She was also retired from the postal service in Washington, D. C. She was the daughter of the late Sam and Mattie McMahen of Oglethorpe.
Surviving Miss McMahen are her sister, Mrs. R. L. Hawthorne of Camden, Ala.; one niece, Mrs. Peggy Crouch of Fort Myers, Florida; two nephews, Dr. E. H. Williams of Jacksonville, Fla., Robert E. Hawthorne of Birmingham, Ala.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Nina Mae McMahen - Born - November 7, 1903 - Died - September 5, 1979 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery [Section B - Row 14-399] beside her brother, Samuel McMahen [May 23, 1908 - August 20, 1929] Obit


 

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, January 14, 1916


REV. S. A. MC MAHEN COMMITS SUICIDE -

On last Friday afternoon the entire community was greatly shocked when the news reached the city that
Rev. S. A. McMahen had committed suicide near the Cooks Mill, about two and one half miles west of town. The instrument used was a shotgun, the entire load taking effect in the head. Death was instantaneous.
Mr. McMahen had been in failing health for some time, and it is thought that this preyed upon his mind until it dethroned his reason.
He is survived by a wife and five children who deeply mourn his untimely and tragic death.
Funeral services were held at the home Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock, after which the remains were interred in the city cemetery.
[Note: Rev. S. A. McMahen - Born October 6, 1869 - Died January 7, 1916 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Mattie McMahen [ March 14, 1877 - July 20, 1974]UDC


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga.  August 23, 1929

SAMUEL  MC  MAHEN

Funeral Services For Sam Mc Mahen
  Funeral services for Samuel McMahen, 21, whose death occurred at Plains hospital Tuesday afternoon, were held from the late residence Wednesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. H. T. Johnson, of Ellaville, assisted by Rev. D. L. Heglar, Pastor of the local Lutheran congregation.  Mr. McMahen was taken to the hospital on Sunday night, August 11th in a critical condition, and little hope was held for his recovery, while everything possible was done to save his life. For the past three years he has been employed by the South Georgia Power Co., whose officials held him in high esteem.  He had always resided in Oglethorpe, was one of the most popular young men in our little city, and his death has cast a gloom over it.  Pallbearers were fellow workers, connected with the Power Co., with whom he had been closely asociated, and officials of this company acted as honorary pallbearers.
  In addition to his mother, Mrs. S. A. McMahen, of this city, he is survived by three sisters, Mrs. E. H. Williams of Atlanta; Mrs. R. L. Hawthorne of Camden, Ala.; and Miss Nina McMahen of this point.  Interment was at the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

[Note: Samuel McMahen [May 23, 1908 - August 20, 1929] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his parents: Mattie McMahen [3-14-1877 - 7-20-1974] UDC & Rev. S. A. McMahen [10-6-1869 - 1-7-1916] Obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 25, 1974

MRS. SAMUEL [Mattie L. Hill] MC MAHEN

Mrs. Mattie L. McMahen, age 97, died Sunday, July 21, 1974 in Camden, Alabama. She was a native of Oglethorpe but had lived in Camden for approximately four years. She was the widow of the late Rev. Samuel McMahen.
Funeral services were held Monday, July 22, 1974 at the Oglethorpe Baptist Church, with Rev. F. M. York officiating. Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Deacons of the church served as pallbearers.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. R. L. Hawthorne of Camden, Alabama, Mrs. E. H. Williams of Jacksonville, Fla. and Miss Nina McMahen of Birmingham, Alabama. She had three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

[Note: Mattie McMahen - UDC - Born - March 14, 1877 - Died - July 20, 1974 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Rev. S. A. McMahen [Oct. 6, 1869 - Jan. 7, 1916] Obit
 


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

MISS EFFIE MEADOWS

Miss Effie Meadows Buried Here Sunday.

Funeral services were conducted at the Montezuma Funeral Home Sunday afternoon for Miss Effie Meadows, well-known citizen of Montezuma and Macon County, whose death occurred late Saturday, after a lingering illness at the home of her nieces, Mrs. Will Hicks and Misses Vera and Tessa Harp, with whom she had made her home for the past five or six years.

A native of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late William Martin and Nancy Murray Meadows, pioneer citizens of this section of the State. For many years she had made her home with another niece, Mrs. John Bradford of Columbus before returning to Montezuma. A former teacher in the schools of South Georgia, she was known and loved by a wide circle of friends. In her later years she was a frequent contributor to leading daily newspapers, writing of her rich experiences in the closing years of the last century. She was a member of the Baptist Church and of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

Survivors are numerous nephews and nieces in Georgia and Mississippi. The services were conducted by the Rev. George Ray and the Rev. B. A. Pafford, and the Interment was in FELTON'S CEMETERY in Montezuma.

Pallbearers and Honorary Escort - Not copied.

[Note; I do NOT find a marked grave in Felton Cemetery for Miss Effie Meadows HOWEVER, I do find1 unmarked adult grave beside Martha Cleveland Harp, wife of J. M. Meadows [1851 - 1929] & Jefferson Monroe Meadows [Nov. 2, 1846 - 9-1-199] CSA & Charles Harp Meadows [2-22-1885 - 1-6-1926]

[Note: In th 1880 Macon Co., Ga. Census Effie was 21, daughter of Nancy Meadows the widow of Wm. M. Meadows.[Note: Effie Meadows b. abt. 1859 [if 21/1880] d. April 8, 1944]

[Note: Effie's parents: W. M. Meadows [1819 - 1864] & Nancy Meadows [1819 -1899] are buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery. There is an unmarked adult grave there also. She could be buried there.]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 15, 1960

HENRY L. MEADOWS

Henry L. Meadows Dies of Wounds At Home In Ideal.

Funeral services for Henry L. Meadows were held at 3 pm Sunday afternoon in the Ideal Baptist Church. The Rev. H. H. Gregory officiated and interment was in RED HILL CEMETERY.

Pallbearers were James Robinson, Lucius Williams, J. W. Tarrer, A. B. Patterson, Reuben Williams and J. L. Turner.

Mr. Meadows, 50 year old resident of Ideal, of Ideal, died at his home about noon Saturday from gunshot wounds which were apparently self-inflicted.

He was an employee of the State Highway Deparftment, was a resident of Macon County for 19 years. He was a member of the Ideal Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Emma Lou Dukes; three daughters, Mrs. M. T. Ray, Miss Mary Emma Meadows, and Miss Christine Meadows, all of Ideal; two sons, Henry L. Meadows, Jr. of Ideal, and H. C. Meadows of Oglethorpe; a brother, Willie Meadows of Wichita Falls, Texas and one grandchild.

Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Henry L. Meadows [February 10, 1910 - December 10, 1960] is buried in Red Hill Cemetery between two Adult Unmarked Graves.[One unmarked adult grave is probably that of his Mother, Rachel Pollock Meadows who died October 23, 1944 and her obit says she was buried in Red Hill Cemetery.]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 2, 1954

KARL K. MEADOWS, JR.

Former Montezumian Dies At Columbus.

Karl K. Meadows, Jr., 36, Columbus businessman, died early Sunday, November 21, He had been ill for some time but his death was unexpected.

Mr. Meadows was associated with his father in the Meadows Drug Store on Hamilton Road and was an active member of St. Paul Methodist Church.

Born in Montezuma, Ga., September 22, 1918, Mr. Meadows was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Karl K. Meadows, Sr. He had spent most of his life in Columbus.

Mr. Meadows was a member of the Official Board of St. Paul Methodist Church, secretary-treasurer of the Sunday School and a former scoutmaster of the St. Paul troop.

Funeral was held on Tuesday, November 23, at the Striffler-Hamby Chapel. Dr. John E. Wilson, pastor of St. Paul conducted the service. Burial was in RIVERDALE CEMETERY in Columbus.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 26, 1944

MRS. RACHEL [Pollock] MEADOWS

Funeral Services Held Tuesday For Mrs. R. P. Meadows

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, October 24, for Mrs. Rachel Pollock Meadows, 63, who died at her residence in Oglethorpe late Monday afternoon.

Mrs. Meadows was born in Mitchell County in August 1881, the daughter of the late Henry L. Pollock and Nancy Key Pollock. She had been a resident of Oglethorpe for five years and was a member of the Baptist Church there.

Surviving are one son, Henry L. Meadows of Oglethorpe; three sisters, Mrs. Lula Sellars of Tallahassee, Fla., Mrs. H. E. Walker of Pelham and Mrs. H. E. Harrold of Cocoa, Fla. and two brothers, H. N. Pollock of Montgomery, Ala. and R. C. Pollock of Doerun, Ga.

Services were conducted at the RED HILL BAPTIST CHURCH by the Rev. Carl Ayers and interment was in the RED HILL CEMETERY.

The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Red Hill Cemetery for Mrs. Rachel Pollock Meadows HOWEVER. I do find the son's grave, Henry L. Meadows [February 10, 1910 - December 10, 1960] in Red Hill Cemetery with an ADULT UNMARKED GRAVE ON EITHER SIDE OF HIS.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 14, 1944

WILLIAM M. MEADOWS

P. F. C. Wm. M. Meadows Dies of Wounds in France.

Pfc. William M. Meadows, 30, has died as a result of wounds received in France November 10th. Pfc. Meadows is the son of Mr. and Mrs. K. K. Meadows of Columbus formerly of Montezuma. Mr. and Mrs. Meadows still have many friends here who remember them as Karl and Victoria [Miss Victoria Joiner] and who will grieve with them in the loss of this son. Pfc. Meadows was a relative of Mrs. Will Hicks, her son Lewis and of Misses Vera and Tessa Harp of Montezuma.

The young soldier left a wife, Mrs. Lena R. Meadows and a little daughter, who reside in Phoenix City, ala. He had been in ther Armed Forces since May 1943 and had served overseas since May 1944.

 


Newspaper and Date Unknown but she died on December 18, 1899 @ 81 yrs.
Submitted to me by Candice McCarty Ellis

MRS. WILLIAM MARTIN [Nancy Murray] MEADOWS

MRS. MEADOWS IS DEAD
Mrs. Nancy Meadows died at the home of her son, Mr. J. M. [Jefferson Monroe] Meadows, in Montezuma, on the evening of the 18th ist.
Mrs. Meadows was in the eighty first year of her age, and up to two weeks ago, was in the enjoyment of remarkably good health for one who had lived so long. About two weeks since she had the misfortune to receive a severe fall, which so completely shattered her nervous system that she kept her bed until relieved by death. She was the widow of a Confederate soldier and drew a pension from the state. Her husband, Mr. Martin Meadows, died in Virginia in 1864. She leaves only two children, Mr. J. M.[Jefferson Monroe] Meadows and Miss Effie Meadows. All of her grandchildren, thirteen in number, were present when she went to rest. Mrs. Meadows was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church, to which she had belonged for thirty years prior to her death. The remains were buried at PLEASANT GROVE CEMETERY, in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends and relatives, on the 19th inst.
In the passing away of Mrs. Meadows, her family has lost a very dear and much loved companion and friend, leaving a void in a happy family circle that time alone can heal; but the sweet consolation that their loss has brought to the departed one unending joys in the home of the blessed, remains with them until they meet again.

[Note: Nancy Meadows - Born September 16;, 1819 - Died December 18, 1899 is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery beside her husband;, W. M. Meadows [Sept. 21, 1819 - July 20, 1864]
[Note: In the UPDATE of Pleasant Grove Cemetery, the Meadows Family Lot can be located in Row 10 Graves Nos. 219 & 220
 


 

Mrs. Quinn [Annie English] Melton

Macon Co. News Leader-Montezuma, Ga. Sept.15,1999
ANNIE ENGLISH MELTON OF MONTEZUMA, DIES
Annie English Melton, 87, of Cuyler Street, Montezuma, died Saturday night, September 4, 1999. Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 7, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Burial followed at Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens. Elder Robert Torrance and Rev. Clarence Keene officiated.
Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Sam Joe English, Sr. and Mittie Cathrine Smith. She is the widow of the late Quinn Melton. She was a Primitive Baptist, but attended church at Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church and the Oglethorpe Methodist Church. She was retired from Southern Frozen Foods.
She is survived by her brother, Sam Joe English of Bonaire; sisters, Cathrine Theus of Cordele and Emma Fullbright of Oglethorpe; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson Mathews Funeral Home is in charge.

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 12, 1962

WILLIAM ROBERT MERRITT

Funeral Services For William Robert Merritt.
Reynolds, Funeral services for William Robert Merritt, 83, of Macon County, who died at his home Monday afternoon were held at the Mount Olive Church Tuesday with burial following in the MT. OLIVE CHURCH CEMETERY at Potterville.
He was a native of Taylor county and a member of the Church of God Prophecy.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Lillian Pearl Busbee of Reynolds, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

[Note: William Robert Merritt - Born 1878 - Died 1962 is buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 14, 1969


J. W. MIDDLEBROOKS

FUNERAL NOTICE -

Funeral services were held on August 11, from Cedar Valley Baptist Church for James Washington Middlebrooks who died Sunday, August 10, very suddenly at his home near Montezuma. Dr. A. C. Martin and Rev. Otho Pirkle officiated and burial was in the BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, Montezuma.
Pallbearers - not copied. Born in Dooly County, Mr. Middlebrooks had lived in Montezuma for most of his life. He was a member of the Cedar Valley Baptist Church and was a mechanic.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Margaret Raper Middlebrooks of Montezuma; four daughters, Mrs. Wilmer L. Gresham of Byromville, Mrs. Edwin Davis of Perry, Mrs. Allen Beavers of Vienna and Miss Gail Middlebrooks of Montezuma; four sons, Willie E. Middlebrooks and Jimmie E. Middlebrooks, both of Americus, Danny Middlebrooks and Larry Middlebrooks, both of Montezuma; two brothers, Cecil Middlebrooks of Montezuma and DeWitt Middlebrooks of Griffin; two sisters, Mrs. Harvey Raper of Montezuma and Mrs. Johnny Raper of Atlanta.
Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
[Note: James W. Middlebrooks - Born February 22, 1915 - Died August 10, 1969 is buried in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery beside his wife, Margaret R. Middlebrooks [July 31, 1917 - March 22, 1982]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 24, 1982

MRS. JAMES WASHINGTON [Margaret Raper] MIDDLEBROOKS

Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, March 24, for Mrs. Margaret Raper Middlebrooks who died Monday in the Americus-Sumter County Hospital.
Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. at Cedar Valley Church.

[Note: Very brief obit on Front Page]
[Note: Margaret R. Middlebrooks - Born - July 31, 1917 - Died - March 22, 1982 is buried in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma, Ga. beside her husband, James W. Middlebrooks [2-22-1915 - Aug. 10,. 1969] Obit


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 22, 1968

MIDDLEBROOKS-WILKES-HUGHES-STRANGE-RAPER

JOHN D. MIDDLEBROOKS, SR. 62 OBITUARY

Final rites for John David Middlebrooks, Sr., 62, of Montezuma, who died suddenly Friday following a heart attack, were held Monday afternoon, February 19, 16 Cedar Valley Baptist Church where he was a member. Dr. A.C. Martin and Rev. Cecil Becham officiated and burial was in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery in Montezuma. Honorary Escort - Not copied. Pallbearers were J. W. Middlebrooks, Cecil Middlebrooks, Dewitt Middlebrooks, Frank Raper, C. C. Raper and Ralph Raper. Mr. Middlebrooks, a native of Houston County, was employed at Southern Frozen Foods, Inc. and was stricken while at work there. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. John D. Middlebrooks, Sr., of Montezuma; three sons, John D. Middlebrooks, Jr. of Montezuma, Harold Middlebrooks of the U.S.Navy, stationed in the Phillipine Islands and Fred Middlebrooks of Macon; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Wilkes of Byromville, Mrs. Shirley Hughes of San Antonio, Texas and Mrs. Joyce Strange of Oglethorpe; two sisters, Mrs. Harvey Raper of Monytezuma and Mrs. Johnny Raper of Atlanta; three brothers, J.W.Middlebrooks and Cecil Middlebrooks of Montezuma and Dewitt Middlebrooks of Griffin and 11 grandchildren. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge. [Note: John D. Middlebrooks, Sr. - Born 1905 - Died Feb. 16, 1968 is buried in Bertha Dozier by brother, J.W.Middlebrooks Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 22, 1968


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 2, 1980

MRS. WILLIE [Bernice Wiggins] MIDDLEBROOKS

Mrs. Bernice Wiggins Middlebrooks of Oglethorpe died Sunday, December 30, 1979 in the Americus Sumter County Hospital from an apparent heart attack. Mrs. Middlebrooks is the wife of Willie Middlebrooks of Oglethorpe. She is also survived by a daughter, Mrs. Charles Hart of Americus and a son, Billy Flynn of Tampa, Fla.; her father O. E. Wiggins of Americus.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

[Note: Not a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for Mrs. Bernice Middlebrooks nor for her husband Willie Middlebrooks]


 

The Macon County News Leader - Montezuma, Ga. August 21, 2003

MRS. WILLIE [Maralyn Joyce Shirah] WHITEHEAD MIDDLEBROOKS

Maralyn Joyce Shirah Middlebrooks - Ellaville - Maralyn Joyce Shirah Middlebrooks, 66, of Ellaville, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, August 13, 2003. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 16, at 11 am in the Chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma. Burial followed in the BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma.

Born in Schley County, she was the daughter of the late Lester Brown Shirah and Hattie Mae Lowery Shirah. She attended Ebenezer Baptist Church in Ellaville. She was an employee of the Department of Human Resource's home health care in Schley County.

She is survived by her husband; Willie Middlebrooks of Ellaville; son; Tony Whitehead of Senoia; Sister; Ella Mae Sharp of Sharpsburg, Brother; Randall Shirah of Hampton; and four grandchildren.

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


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.       May 26, 1960  

 ALFRED     WEST    MILFORD

 Funeral services for Alfred w. Milford , retired Macon County farmer, were held Wednesday at the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.  The Rev. C. G. Ward and Rev. L. E. Williams officiated and burial followed in CEDAR VALLEY CEMETERY .  Grandsons of the deceased served as pallbearers.

 Mr. Milford died at a local hospital Tuesday afternoon following a long illness.  He had been a resident of Macon County for 44 years.

 Survivors include one son, B. A. Milford of Montezuma; five daughters, Mrs. Amelia Satterfield of Montezuma, Mrs. H. H. Satterfield of Vienna, Mrs. W. H. Cook of Tallahassee, Fla., Mrs. E. C. Lamb of Pinehurst and Mrs. J. E. Wingate of Winter Haven, Fla. 21 grandchildren and 52 great grandchildren.  

[Note: Alfred West Milford – Born October 5, 1871 – Died May 24, 1960 is buried in Cedar Valley Baptist Church Cemetery beside, Lucy Eldora Milford –[Dec. 5, 1874 – Dec. 3, 1945] See her OBIT


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma,Ga. June 22, 1994

JACK NOAL MILLER

Jack Noal Miller, 59, of 1403 Blackhawk Dr., Opelika, Al. died Saturday, June 18, 1994, in the East Alabama Medical Center.
Services will be held at 2 PM EST. Tuesday, June 21, 1994, in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home with entombment in the FELTON CEMETERY with the Revs. Jerry Teel and John Leland officiating.
Mr. Miller was born September 28, 1934, the son of Mr. R. O. Miller and Ruth Bell Miller. He was a native of Dooly County, Georgia, but had resided in Opelika, Al., for the past 25 years. He was the owner and operator of Miller Home Builders in Opelika. He was a member of Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge No. 65, Scottish Rite Bodies and Al Sihah Shrine Temple. He was a member of Opelika First Baptist Church and a Veteran of the U. S. Army.
Survivors are: wife: Mrs. Jane Sands Miller of Opelika, Al.. son, Gary Noal Miller of Opelika, Al., daughter, Mrs. Debbie Miller Wojtowlcz of Marietta, Ga., brother, R., O. Miller of Hawkinsville, Ga., sister, Mrs. Johnnie Green of Mayfield, Ky, daughter-in-law, Mrs. Dorinda Miller.


 

MRS.  R.  O.  [Gertrude Bell]   MILLER,  SR.

 Mrs. R. O. Miller, Sr., Passes After Short Illness; Rites Monday.

  Mrs. Gertrude Bell Miller, 63, died at her home in Dooling Saturday, July 5, after a short illness.

  She was a member of the Dooling Baptist Church and a native of Craigford, Ala.

  Survivors include five sons, Kermit Miller of Beaufort, S.C., James Miller of Atlanta, William Miller of Montgomery, Ala., R. O. Miller, Jr. of Hawkinsville and Jack Miller of Montezuma; two daughters, Mrs. Johnnie Green of Mayfield, Ky., and Mrs. Nell Eubanks of Forest Park, four sisters, Mrs. Claude Thomas, Mrs. Bessie Dean, and Mrs. Pearl Crow of Ashland, Ala., and Mrs. Myrtle White of Washington, D.C.; and 14 grandchildren.

  Funeral services were conducted Monday in Dooling Baptist Church, the Rev. W. J. Adair officiating. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma, with Montezuma Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

  Pallbearers were Ray Felker, Ted Rogers, Kenny Crozier, L. E. Hill, Isaac Gunn and Billy Kitchens.

 

[Note:  Ruth Bell Miller [ December 9, 1892 – July 5, 1958] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside R. O. Miller [2-11-1882 – 12-5-1950] See his Obit


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

ROYCE RUSSELL MILLER, JR.

Mr. Royce R. Miller, Jr. , 42, of Route 1, Milton, N. C. died Sunday. January 8, 1995 in Danville Regional Medical Center, Danville, Va.
Mr. Miller, a native of Macon, Georgia was born September 28, 1952, the son of Royce R. Miller and Mildred Kelley Miller. He had resided in Macon County for a number of years before moving to Milton, N.C.
Survivors are his mother, Mildred Kelley Miller Solomon of Ft. Valley, brother, Randy Miller of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., sister, Mrs. Sara Wilder of Ft. Valley and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial services were held Friday, January 13, in PINE LEVEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY near Oglethorpe, at 11 am.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Royce Russell Miller - Born - September 8, 1952 - Died - January 8, 1995 is buried in Pine Level United Methodist Church Cemetery beside his Mother, Mildred Kelley Miller [June 24, 1931 - April 30, 1995]


 

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

J. D. MIMS

J. D. Mims passed away Sunday, October 29, 1972 at Riverside Hospital after a short illness. Mr. Mims, 52 years of age, was a native of Dooly County and had lived in Montezuma for the past 17 years. He was employed with Flint and Pargas Company during this time. He was a member of Harmony Baptist Church in Dooly County.
Funeral services were held Monday at 3 PM at the First Baptist Church in Montezuma with the Rev. C. G. Ward officiating. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hazel Herring Mims; four daughters, Miss Nancy Mims of Montezuma, Mrs. Preston Gilmore of Savannah, Mrs. Eugene Letterio of Orlando, Florida and Mrs. Melvin Layfield of Ideal. Two brothers, James A. Mims of Warner Robins and Melvin Mims of Cordele; five grandchildren.

[Note: J. D. Mims - Born January 19, 1920 - Died October 29, 1972 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 27, 1982

JAMES LEWIS MINOR

James Lewis Minor, age 30, of Oglethorpe, died Friday, January 22, in Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.
Funeral services were held January 24 at 4 pm at Whitewater Baptist Church. Burial was at CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. Ministers were Rev. Gene Wilson and Rev. Donald Brett.
Mr. Minor was a native of Butler, Ga. but had resided in Oglethorpe for the past 3 years. His occupation was farmer. He was a member of the Whitewater Baptist Church.
His survivors include his wife, Mrs. May Parks Minor of Oglethorpe; 4 daughtsrs, Jennifer Minor, Angel Minor, Wendy Barrow and Cindy Barrow, all of Oglethorpe; 3 sisters, Mrs. Tippie Perkins of Reynolds, Mrs. Donna Albritton of Butler and Mrs. Ken Duncan of Thomaston.
Pallbearers were Jim Roberts, Donny Gillis, Lynn Ferrell, Tom Kassel, Willie Bone, Wayne Parks, Gary Hobbs, and Jack Grant.
Wason-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of services.

[Note: James "Jimmy" Lewis Minor - Born November 17, 1951 - Died January 22, 1982 is buried in Cedar Valley Baptist Church Cemetery.]

 


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. March 7, 1930

MRS. WILLIAM [Annie Moreland] MINOR

Mrs. William Minor Claimed By Death
Funeral services were conducted from the residence of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Minor in Montezuma last Thursday for Mr. Minor;s Mother who died Wednesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Charles McQuage in Jacksonville, Fla. Mrs. Minor was before her marriage to the late William Minor of Montezuma, Miss Annie Moreland, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joe Moreland, pioneer settlers of Dooly County. She was 75 years old and lived in Montezuma since her marriage until recently when she went to live with her daughter.
She is survived by two sons, William Minor and L. L. Minor of Montezuma; one daughter, Mrs. Charles McQuage of Jacksonville; one niece, Mrs. Arthur Godwin of Orlando, Fla. and three grandchildren.
The services were conducted by Rev. H. C. Jones and the interment was in FELTON'S CEMETERY.

[Note: Annie E. Minor [1859 - 1928] is buried in Felton's Cemetery beside William Minor [1840 - 1895] CSA & William Minor, Jr. [1885 - 1953] Obit.
[Note: "Cemeteries of Macon County" show her death date as 1928, this newspaper is dated March 7, 1930. EVIDENTLY, the 1928 is a typo. I will try to check to actual grave marker.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 7, 1978

HENRY JACKSON MITCHELL

Mr. Henry Jackson Mitchell, 59, of Unadilla, Ga., died suddenly of a heart attack June 2, 1978 in the Dooly Medical Center of Vienna, Ga.
Funeral services were held Sunday, June 4, at 2:30 in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. Jack Neill officiated. Burial was in the CEDAR VALLEY CHURCH CEMETERY.
Mr. Mitchell was a retired farmer, a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church and had resided in Unadilla for the past 10 years.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Gracie Thompson Mitchell of Unadilla, one daughter, Linda Mitchell Lang of Vienna, one son, James Louie Mitchell of Vienna, three grandchildren, Veronica Lang, Dennis Lang and Dee Dee Ray York, all of Vienna.
Pallbearers - Not Copied. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Henry J. Mitchell - Born - May 21, 1919 - Died June 2, 1978 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside his parents.


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

MRS. SIDNEY LEIGHTON [Violot May Soderquist] MOORE Picture - Front Page

A MACON COUNTY TREASURE
VIOLET MOORE, AREA JOURNALIST, DIES AT 84.

Violet Moore, long time Montezuma librarian and noted regional writer, died on Thursday, July 9, at the Flint River Community Hospital. She had been in failing health for over a year.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, July 11, at 1 PM at the Montezuma United Methodist Church. Rev. Harvey Sullins and Rev. Lewis Cazenave officiated, with Mrs. Gladyce DeVoe as pianist.
Mrs. Moore was born in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, on March 16, 1908. Her parents were the late Hulda and Oscar Soderquist. She grew up in Waukegan, Illinois and was a graduate of Waukegan Township High School. She began her writing career while she was still in her teens, writing columns and feature stories for newspapers in Waukegan and Chicago.
She moved to Montezuma in the early 1930's after marrying Sidney L. Moore.
She ws Montezuma's librarian for approximately 35 years, and then served in a part time capacity as a library consultant until failing health led to her retirement in May of 1991. She had continued to work to the age of 83.
A well-known regional free-lance newspaper and magazine writer, Mrs. Moore had been a regular columnist at different times for the Atlanta Journal, the Macon Telegraph, the Americus Times-Recorder and the Citizen & Georgian.
In 1972, she was honored by the Georgia State Legislature for her many stories about the middle Georgia area. She was also recognized in Montezuma in 1982 with a "Viloet Moore Day.". A room in the new Montezuma Public Library was named in her honor at the time that the building was dedicated last May.
She was a popular public speaker and taught numerous courses for the Dixie Writers' Council at St. Simons Island, and more recently was a well-received speaker at Elderhostel program at Georgia Southwestern College. She was a member of Georgia Press Women, the Montezuma Music Lovers Club and the Montezuma United Metodist Church.
Mrs. Moore is survived by her four children, Kristina Simms and Charlotte Perkins of Montezuma, Adrienne Bond of Macon and Sidney L. Moore, Jr. of Decatur, Georgia, as well as by her sister, Doris Budnick of Rodgers City, Michigan, and her brother, Wallace Soderquist of Waukegan, Illinois.
Also surviving are 14 grandchildren [Named but Not Copied].
Donations in Mrs. Moore's memory may be made to the "Violet Moore Fund:, which has been established by the Friends of the Library, Robbie Hughes, Librarian or Marcie Phillips, president of the Friends, can provide further information on this tribute to Mrs. Moore, which will involve the purchase of a microfilm reader-printer and microfilm copied of the past newspapers of this county.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 30, 1954

LEE HARDY MORGAN

L. H. Morgan, 83, Dies After Four Weeks' Illness.

Lee Hardy Morgan, age 83, passed away at his residence near Montezuma Friday following a four weeks' illness. He was born July 8, 1871 in Spaulding County, the son of the late Jesse F. and Mary Pauline Rogers Morgan.

Funeral services were held Sunday morning from the Byromville Methodist Church with the Rev. S. L. Mayo and the Rev. W. S. Johnson officiating. Interment was in the PAGE CEMETERY.

Survivors include the wife, the former, Carrie Page; four daughters, Mrs. W. B. Watts of Colorado Springs, Colo., Mrs. B. F. Hill of Montezuma, Mrs. Carolyn McLain of Atlanta and Mrs. Dan R. Blair of Savannah; four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

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


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 5, 1994

MRS. PAUL [Edna "Tim" Smith] WESTER MORGAN

Mrs. Edna Tim Smith Wester Morgan, 49, of 1516 Mallory Street, Jacksonville, died Thursday, September 29, 1994 at her home.
Graveside services were held at 3 pm Monday, October 3, in FELTON CEMETERY, Montezuma, Georgia. The Rev. Sidney Clay officiated.
Mrs. Morgan, a native of Macon, Georgia, was born March 8, 1945, the daughter of Herman Timothy Smith and Edna Brown Smith. She had resided in Jacksonville for the past 12 years, moving from Warner Robins, Ga. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Warner Robins and was an art teacher.
Survivors are her husband, Paul Morgan, a son, Timothy Lavern Wester, a daughter, Brande Kate Wester, her Mother, Mrs. Edna Brown Smith, all of Jacksonville, Fla.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma, Ga. was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Felton Cemetery BUT there is plenty of space in the Smith Lot where her Father, Herman T. Smith [March 28, 1909 - March 30, 1949] is buried [Marked] and her Mother,per obit NOT MARKED - Died Oct. 26, 2002 @ 93 in Jacksonville, Fla. Buried Felton] Section F-Row 20-1184 & 1184-A & now, 1184-B]
[Note: If anyone know her 1st husband, ______Wester, PLEASE RESPOND.


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   July 9, 1942

THOMAS   HURRY   MORGAN

 Thomas H. Morgan, Bank President, Buried Wednesday

  Thomas H. Morgan, president of the Bank of Oglethorpe and prominent Macon County farmer, died early Tuesday at the Montezuma hospital.  He was the son of one of the county’s foremost early settlers, Thomas Hurry Morgan, who came to the little settlement, then named Hamburg a century ago and became its first postmaster and later was one of Macon County’s early Tax Collectors.

  He is survived by six daughters, Mrs. A. L. Greer of Tampa, Fla., Mrs. J. M. Dillard of Raleigh, N.C., Mrs. E. C. Chapman, Mrs. W. e. Webb, Jr., Mrs. Roy A. Coogle and Mrs. T. L. Coogle, all of Oglethorpe, a sister, Mollie Williams of Oglethorpe and a brother, J. H. Morgan of Ozark, Ala.

  Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe with the pastor, the Rev. John D. Zeigler, officiating and the Rev. S. A. Douthit, pastor of the Methodist Church assisting.

  Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers – not copied.

 [Note: Thomas Hurry Morgan [February 15, 1858 – July 7, 1942] is buried in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY beside his wife, Virginia Joiner Morgan [11-12-1871 – 7-26-1940] See her Obit.

OBITS   for   April   2003


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga. January 26, 1977

 MRS.  JAMES  BURR  [Jane Tyson] MORRIS

 Mrs. Jane Tyson Morris, 65, died Monday, January 17, 1977 of a heart attack.  Services were held Tuesday, January 18, 1977 in Montezuma United Methodist Church .  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

 Officiating minister was Rev. C. Dick Reese, pastor.  Pallbearers – not copied.

 Mrs. Morris, a native of Carroll County , lived in Montezuma 50 years.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Montezuma United Methodist Church .

 Survivors include her husband, J. B. Morris of Montezuma; a son, Don Morris of Montezuma; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Dunlap of Marietta ; three grandchildren, Lee, Shannon and Jay Dunlap; three brothers, Fred A. Tyson of Edison, N. J., Marcus Tyson of Whitestone, N. Y., and Robert M. Tyson of Lithia Springs; and four sisters, Mrs. J. A. Lane and Mrs. Florence Parks, both of Montezuma, Mrs. Louise Bentley of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Ernest McGuire of Perry.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge.

 [Note: Jane Tyson Morris – Born May 4, 1911 – Died January 17, 1977 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, James Burr Morris [ Jan. 6, 1910 – July 24, 1987]

 [Note:  Her name is in error in “Cemeteries of Macon County” She is listed as James rather than  Jane – please correct your copy]


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

MRS. GEORGE A. [Alma Pearl English] MOSS

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

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


MRS. THOMAS GERALD [Frances Virginia McDaniel] MULLIS, SR.

The Daily Sun, Warner Robins, Houston County, Georgia Wednesday, May 28, 1975 Mrs. Thomas G. Mullis (Frances Virginia McDaniel)

Frances Virginia Mullis

Jacksonville, Fla. - Mrs. Frances Virginia Mullis, 39, died Tuesday in a Jacksonville, Fla., hospital after a long illness. Services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church near Reynolds. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Mrs. Mullis, a native of Macon County, had lived in Jacksonville 13 years. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Jacksonville. She attended Tulane University and was graduated from Mather School of Nursing in New Orleans, La.

Survivors include her husband, Thomas G. Mullis of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sons, Thomas Gerald Mullis Jr. and Kevin David Mullis, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; her mother, Mrs. Hortense Slaton McDaniel of Reynolds; two brothers, Billy McDaniel and Jimmy McDaniel, both of Reynolds; five sisters, Mrs. Bobby Jones of Little Creek, Del., Mrs.

Rose Woodruff of Warner Robins, Mrs. W.L. Lumpkin of River Ridge, La., Mrs. Blanton Harris of Milledgeville and Mrs. Ronnie English of Murfreesboro, Tenn.

[Note: Frances McDaniel Mullis - Born - April 1, 1936 - Died -

May 27, 1975 is buried in PLEASANT GROVE CEMETERY in Garden Valley Section Behind the Church, Row 19-376.


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

IGNATIUS FEW "Nash" MURPH, II

Ignatius Few "Nash" Murph II, died Sunday, August 24, in an Atlanta hospital after an extended illness. He was a 68 year old farmer and banker.
Services were held at 2 pm Tuesday, August 26, in Marshallville United Methodist Church. Burial was in the MARSHALLVILLE CITY CEMETERY. The Rev. Phillip Thomson officiated.
A Macon County native, Mr. Murph was a graduate of the University of Georgia, where he received a bachelor's of science degree in agriculture. He was also a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity.
Mr. Murph, a board of directors member of the Cooperative Finance Corp. in Washington, D. C. was also a board member of Oglethorpe Power Corp in Atlanta and a Flint Electric Membership Corp. board member for 36 years. He was a board member of the Citizen's Bank in Fort Valley for 34 years and was director of Peachbelt Farm Mutual Insurance for 33 years.
Mr. Murph also was a member of several farm associations and a charter member of Bonhommes in Macon. He was a member of Middle Georgia Laryngectomy Organization and a World War II Veteran.
Mr. Murph, a member of Marshallville United Methodist Church, was chairman of the board of trustees and chairman of the administrative council. He was also former superintendent of the Sunday School Department.
Survivors include his wife, Elizabeth Frederick Murph of Marshallville; three sons, Burke Baldwin Murph and I. F. Murph, III, both of Marshallville and Phillip Frederick Murph of Clemson, S.C.; his mother, Mrs. Burke Baldwin Murph of Eufaula, Ala.; a sister, Ruth M. Maddox of Eufaula; and four grandchildren.
In liue of flowers, the family requested that contributions be made to Marshallville United Methodist Church Memorial Fund.

[Note: Ignatius Few Murph II - Born - June 15, 1918 - Died - August 24, 1986 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery in the Murph Family Lot.


 

Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   January 19, 1956

MRS.    IGNATIUS    FEW   [Jessie  Reese]   MURPH

Final Rites Held Jan. 13th For Mrs. Jessie Reese Murph.

  Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Reese Murph were held Friday morning, January 13, 1956 from Marshallville Methodist Church with the Rev. Charles Williams, Rev. C. Holmes and Rev. A. A. Waite officiating. Burial was in MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY.

  Pallbearers were Jerome Walker, Fred Virden, John S. Murph, I. F. Murph, Sam M. Banks and S. R. Grice.

  Mrs. Murph, 86, widow of the late I. F. Murph of Marshallville, died January 11 in the Peach County Hospital following a two weeks illness.  She was a lifelong resident of Marshallville and a member of Marshallville Methodist Church.

  [Note: Ignatius Few Murph was 1st married to Irene Baldwin Murph [2-22-1848 – 9-20-1901] and he is buried beside this 1st wife in the Marshallville Cemetery.]

  Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Samuel Henry Rumph of Marshallville; and a nephew, Sam. H. Rumph of Atlanta one step-daughter, Mrs. Irene Murph Banks of Newnan, and several step-grandchildren.

 

[Note: Jessie Reese, wife of I. F. Murph [August 14, 1869 – January 11, 1956] is buried in the Reese Family Lot No. 55 near her parents, William H. Reese [1833-1885] CSA & Mary Elvira [Hunt] Reese [1832 – 1917]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.               September 22, 1960

 MRS. JOHN  SPEIGHT [Willie   Vida   Rambo]  MURPH

 Mrs. Willie Vida Murph, 80 year old former resident of Marshallville, died Saturday, September 17, 1960 in Baton Rouge, La., where she had resided for the past five years.

 She was a member of Marshallville Methodist Church , D. A. R., and Alpha Delta Phi Sorority.

 She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Mollie Irene Shelton of Baton Rouge , La. ; one son, John S. Murph, Jr., of Baton Rouge , La. ,; one sister, Mrs. Ermine R. Watkins of Jackson, Ga. and four grandchildren.

 Graveside services were held Monday afternoon in MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY with Rev. Emmett Davis Officiating.

 Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

 [Note: Willie Vida Rambo Murph – Born October 15, 1878 – Died September 17, 1960 – “Born in Marshallville, lived in Bluffton and Marshallville, attended Wesleyan and was an Alpha Delt Pi.” Is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband, John Speight Murph [ Sept. 11, 1878 Aug. 9, 1943 ] See his obit.


The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. December 3, 1915

EDWARD L. MURRAY - Born in Sumter Co., Ga. where he lived until his young manhood, Edward L. Murray, came to Oglethorpe some twenty years ago until his death on November 10, 1915.
In 1892 he married Alberta English. He served in public capacities with integrity and honesty.
Immediately preceding his death, he was confined to his home for nearly a year.
He is survived by his devoted wife and his eight children:[Ethel Murray b. 1894], [Edward Murray b. 1898], [James Bruce Murray b.1899 d. 1963], [Annie S. Murray b. 1902], [Pauline Murray 1903-1983], [Christine Murray b. 1906], [Ida L. Murray b. 1908], [Alberta Murray b. 1910], an aged father, two sisters and one brother, all of whom have the sympathy of the entire community.
His remains were interred in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
[Note: Already posted on Macon County Website on February 5, 1999 but I did not notice another column which mentioned his survivors.
[Note: Anyone knowing "the aged father" of Edward L. Murray, PLEASE RESPOND.

The Macon Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. DECEMBER 3, 1915] EDWARD L. MURRAY - Born in Sumter Co., Ga. where he lived until his young manhood, Edward L. Murray, came to oglethorpe some twenty years ago until his death on November 10, 1915.

In 1892 he married ALBERTA ENGLISH. He served in public capacities with integrity and honesty. Immediately preceeding his death, he was confined to his home for nearly a year.

He is survived by his devoted wife and his eight children:[Ethel Murray b. 1894], [Edward Murray b. 1898], [James Bruce Murray b. 1899 d. 1963], Annie S. Murray b. 1902], [Pauline Murray 1903 - 1983], [Christine Murray b. 1906], [Ida L. Murray b. 1908], [Alberta Murray b.1910],, an aged father, two sisters and one brother, all of whom have the sympathy of the entire community.

His remains were interred in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

[Note: Already posted on Macon County Website on February 5, 1999 but I did not notice another column which mentioned his survivors.]

[Note: Anyone knowing "the aged father" of Edward L. Murray, PLEASE RESPOND. }}}}}

Edward Gray Murray reports that the CORRECT MILITARY RECORD for James J. Murray, father of Edward Lee Murray is as follows:

JAMES J. MURRAY serv4d in Company G, 2nd Regiment, Georgia Cavalry Volunteers from May 15, 1862, and served until his Honorable Discharge by Surrender on April 9, 1865."

Edward Gray Murray has in his possession the Southern Cross of Honor from the United Daughters of the Confederacy as well as a gold pin from his uniform.

MANY THANKS to Edward Gray Murray for sharing this info.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 25, 1962

MRS. EDWARD L. [Alberta English] MURRAY

Mrs. Alberta Murray, 89, Buried Sunday.
Mrs. Alberta English Murray, 89, pioneer citizen of Macon County, died Saturday at a local hospital after a long illness.
A resident of Oglethorpe Mrs. Murray was a member of the Oglethorpe Chapter of the U.D.C.
Funeral services were held Sunday in the chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home. The Rev. F. M. York and the Rev. H. H. Sheppard officiated and interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Pauline Lane and Mrs. John Bryan, both of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Tom B. Smith, Str. and Mrs. Jack Staten, both of Valdosta and Mrs. Roy McGouirk of Decatur; two sons, E. N. Murray of Buena Vista and James Bruce Murray of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Kleckley of Oglethorpe; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

[Note: Alberta E. Murray - Born November 18, 1872 - Died January 20, 1962 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Edward L. Murray [1-18-1865 - 11-10-1915] See his Obit

added 3/25/2004


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   September 15, 1976

 EDWARD N. MURRAY, SR.

 E. N. Murray, Sr. of Buena Vista , Georgia died Saturday, September 11, 1976 at a Buena Vista Hospital .  Graveside services were held in Buena Vista , Monday, September 13, 1976 .  He was 75 years of age and a retired construction worker.  He was a former resident of Oglethorpe.

 He is survived by his wife, Grace  Belk  Murray; two sons, Mike Murray and Ed Murray, Jr.; one daughter Mrs. Jack Jones, all of Buena Vista ; four sisters, Mrs. Pauline Land and Mrs. J. T. Bryan of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Tom Smith of Valdosta and Mrs. Roy McGouirk of Decatur.


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Feb. 5, 1926

DEATH OF MR. J. C. MURRAY
Oglethorpe and the entire community was greatly saddened on last Thursday evening when it became known that Mr. J. C. Murray had passed away at the Wise
Sanatorium of Plains about nine o'clock. He had only been ill for about two weeks though his health had been somewhat impaired for a good while back. He was removed from his home in Plains only a week before the end and everything was done which could be, but when the Master called, he was ready to go. All of his family were with him when the end came.
He was a charter member of the Kiwanis Club and also took a great interest in every movement for any advancement about the community. He was a friend to all the boys and girls and they have indeed lost a good friend. He was a splendid citizen in every respect and although
he had never connected himself with any church, was a true Christian character.
The funeral services were held on Saturday morning at ten o'clock, Mr. J. J. Sanders conducting them and interment was in the family lot in the Oglethorpe cemetery.
Mr. Murray leaves his wife and one daughter, Christine; two brothers: David Murray of near Oglethorpe and Cap Murray of Birmingham; three sisters, Mrs. Lois Shealy of Macon, Mrs. Wadsworth and Mrs. Terrell Perry of near Oglethorpe; and other relatives and numerous friends to mourn his loss.
{Note: J. C. Murray Born Feb.23, 1858 Died Jan. 28, 1926]
[Wife, Clara W. Murray [1877-1968 ]and a daughter Martha Emily who preceded him in death (1914-1915)]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. December 19, 1963

 JAMES BRUCE MURRAY

 Funeral services for James Bruce Murray, 64, who died at his residence Sunday were held Monday in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. H. H. Sheppard officiated, with burial in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers were Harvey Mathis, Robert Mathis, David English, David Webb, Robert Ellis and Julian Webb, Jr.

 Mr. Murray was a native of Oglethorpe and was a member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church. He was a veteran of World War I and was self-employed in the monument business.

 He is survived by one brother, Ed Murray, Sr. of Buena Vista; five sisters, Mrs. Pauline Lane and Mrs. John T. Bryant, both of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Jack Staten and Mrs. Tom B. Smith, both of Valdosta and Mrs. R. A. McGourik of Decatur.

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

 [Note: James Bruce Murray – Born October 6, 1899 – Died December 15, 1963 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his parents, Edward L. Murray [1865 – 1915] See his Obit & his Mother Alberta E. Murray [1872 – 1962]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 4, 1968

MURRAY - RIDDLE -

MRS. JOHN CROMWELL [CLARA WILLIAMS] MURRAY

Services for Mrs. Clara Murray, 91, who died Saturday in a local hospital after a lengthy illness, were held Sunday in the Oglethorpe Methodist Church with Rev. Laurance Russ and Rev. H. A. Sheppard officiating and burial in the Oglethorpe Cemetery. Mrs. Murray, a native of Macon County, was a member of the Oglethorpe Methodist Church and at the time of her death was its oldest member. She was a housewife and the widow of J. C. Murray. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Dennis Riddle of Oglethorpe; a grandson, D. Raymond Riddle of Atlanta and two great-grandchildren, Lee and Ray Riddle, both of Atlanta. [Note: Clara W. Murray - Born February 11, 1877 - Died March 30, 1968 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, John Cromwell Murray [ 2-23-1858 - 1-28-1926] See his obit on Macon County Website. [Note: John Cromwell Murray, son of Stephen Thomas Murray and his wife, Mary S. [Harp] Murray. & Clara Bell [Williams] Murray was daughter of George W. Williams and his wife, Sallie Louise [Little] Williams]


LLOYD MURRAY
The Death Angel has again visited us and this time took LLOYD MURRAY, the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. David Murray, his death occurring early Wednesday morning, after a short illness.
He was buried Thursday morning at Pine Level Cemetery, Rev. A. W. Quillian conducting the funeral ceremonies.
He leaves his parents, Mr. & Mrs. David Murray, two brothers, Earl Murray of Albany and Thomas Murray of this city and one sister, Ruth Murray.
The entire community sympathizes with these good people in their loss.
[Note: Born 12-6-1906 Died November 2, 1925
]


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. June 4, 1915


IN MEMORIAM -

Martha Emily Murray

After an illness of two weeks, on Thursday morning, May 27th, at 10:15, God in his wisdom sent His angel to bear the sweet spirit of little Martha Emily, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Murray [age 15 months, 11 days] to abide with Him.
All that loving hands could do and sympathetic hearts could suggest was administered with no avail.
Oh! how we miss that bright little face, the loving caresses, no footsteps to be heard, all is so still.
There's a missing link that can never be filled. God seeks to pluck the choicest flowers, and time will only reveal the mysterious workings of His plans.
All who knew little Martha loved her, and it is so hard to give her up, but we know our loss is heaven's gain, just one more little angel added to His band. We can humbly say, "Thy will be done." By: Her Aunt
[Note: Martha Emily, daughter of J. C. and Clara Murray - Born February 15, 1914 - Died May 27, 1915 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her father, J. C. Murray [1858-1926] & mother, Clara W. Murray [1877-1968]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   August 6, 1959

 WILLIS  FREDERICK  MURRAY

 Funeral services for Willis Frederick Murray of Oglethorpe were conducted Tuesday from St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe.  The Rev. C. A. Phillips and Rev. Ronald Miller officiated and interment followed in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY .  

Pallbearers were:  Everett Hammock,  John F. Williams,  Jimmy Maffett,  W. T. Jolly, Bill Scovill, Buford Johnson, and F. W. Johnson,  Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge.  

Mr. Murray, a life long resident of Macon County , passed away Sunday night at a local hospital after a lengthy illness.  His wife, Eula Kleckley Murray, preceded him in death in March 1958.  He was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church .

 Survivors are one son, Charles Murray; a sister, Miss Irma Murray of Oglethorpe.

 [Note: W. Fred Murray – Born 1879 – Died 1959 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife,  Eula K. Murray [1882 – 1958]

 

[Note: Willis Frederick Murray is a son of Jasper Murray and his wife, Mary [Howe] Murray]

 


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

 MRS. WILLIE  FRED   [Eula  Kleckley]  MURRAY

 Mrs. Fred Murray Passes After Long Illness; Rites Tuesday.

  Mrs. Eula Kleckley Murray, of Oglethorpe, died Monday afternoon after a long illness.

  She was a life-long resident of Macon County and a member of Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church.  She was also a member of the United Lutheran Church Women.

  Funeral services were held Tuesday at Mt. Zion-St.Luke Lutheran Church with her pastor, the Rev. J. A. Linn, and the Rev. C. A. Phil;lips officiating. Burial followed in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY with Smith-Harris Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

  Pallbearers were Buford Johnson, E. W. Johnson, T. O. Webb, Bill Scoville, Jack Ellis and J. F. Williams.

  Surviving are her husband, Fred Murray of Oglethorpe, one son, Charles Murray of Oglethorpe, one sister, Miss Ruth Kleckley of Oglethorpe and one niece, Miss Louise Johnson of Sylvester.

 

[Note: Eula K. Murray – Born 1882 – Died 1958 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband. W. Fred Murray [1879 – 1959] See his obit.

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  January 19,1967

MYGRANT - TUCKER - MC CULLOUGH

ALVIN  MYGRANT,  48.

Funeral services for Alvin Mygrant, 48, of 1109 Duncan  Avenue, were held Saturday in Perry Methodist Church.

  The Rev. Billy Key and the Rev. Mervin Watford officiated and burial was in WOODLAWN CEMETERY.

  Mr. Mygrant, a civil service employee at Robins Air Force Base for 18 years, had lived in Perry for 17 years and in Houston County, most of his life.

  He was a member of PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH and was a veteran of World War II.

  Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mildred Tucker Mygrant; two sons, Benny and Randy Mygrant, all of Perry, his mother, Mrs. H. M. Mygrant of Oglethorpe; a sister, Mrs. J. D. McCullough of Warner Robins; three brothers, Linwood Mygrant, Marvin Mygrant and Elmer Mygrant, all of Oglethorpe.


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.      May 26, 1976

 HOMER   EUGENE    MYGRANT

 Funeral services for Homer Eugene Mygrant, 78, of Oglethorpe were held Thursday, May 20, 1976 from Watson Mathews Funeral Chapel.  The Rev. Donald Brett officiated and burial was in PLEASANT GROVE CHURCH CEMETERY.

 Mr. Mygrant passed away Wednesday, May 19, 1976 at Oaks Nursing Home in Marshallville.  Living in Macon County most of his life, he retired from the Montezuma Knitting Mill and Macon County Prison Camp, where he was a guard.

 Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Linwood Mygrant of Oglethorpe, Mrs. G. G. Rice of Louisville , Ky. ; one son, Edgar E. Mygrant of Cordele and 15 grandchildren.

 Pallbearers: James T. Johnson, Eugene Mygrant, George M. Layfield, Mitchell Wisham, Kerry Vannatta and Ben Marvin Mygrant.

 Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

 [Note: Homer E. Mygrant – Born March 17, 1885 – Died May 19, 1976 is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery beside an Unmarked Adult Grave. Which is probably, Mary Parks b. ca. 1847 d. after 1920.

[Note: Iva Parks Mygrant – Born July 1, 1884 – Died August 11, 1925 is buried in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery but not listed in “Cemeteries of Macon County” next to her husband, Homer E. Mygrant.]

 


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

MICHAEL HARRIS MC CALLA

Graveside services for Michael Harris McCalla, of Gonzales, La., were held from the FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma at 2 PM Wednesday, March 15, 1972. Rev. R. O. Edenfield officiated.
Mr. McCalla was a former resident of Montezuma and attended school here. He was killed in a motorcycle accident in Gonzales early Tuesday morning. He was 27 years of age.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Sam Lippitt of Albany, Ga., one brother, Julian McCalla with the U.S.Army; two sisters, Mrs. Yancy Easterlin of Rockhill, North Carolina and Mrs. Malcolm Allen of Hendersonville, North Carolina.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Michael Harris McCalla - Born June 5, 1944 - Died March 14, 1972 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Yancey Harris McCalla [Feb. 3, 1903 - Apr. 5, 1959] See his Obit

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 24, 1972

JAMES CULLEN MILLER

James Cullen Miller, 52, of Macon, Georgia died Sunday, February 13, 1972. Services were held Tuesday at 2 PM in Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Grady T. Fuller officiated. Burial was in the FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma.
Mr. Miller was born in Clay County, Alabama, and was educated in Montezuma, Ga. He had lived in Macon for 25 years. He was a car salesman for Roy's Used Cars. Mr. Miller was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U. S. Army.
Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Miller of Americus and Richard Miller of Orlando, Fla.; three brothers, R. O. Miller of Hawkinsville, Kermitt Miller of Burford, S. C., and Jack Miller of Opelika, Ala.; two sisters, Mrs. Johnnie L. Greene of Maysfield, Ky., and Mrs. Nell Eubanks of Forest Park; one grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

[Note: James C. Miller - Born July 12, 1919 - Died February 13, 1972 is buried in Felton Cemetery in the Miller Family Lot.
 


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 29, 1987

JAMES BURR MORRIS

Funeral services were held at 3 pm Saturday, July 25, 1987, in the Montezuma United Methodist Church, for James Burr Morris, 77, of Montezuma. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY with Masonic Rites. The Rev. Freddie Wheeler officiated. Mr. Morris died Friday July 24, in the Medical Center of Central Georgia.
Born in Clay County, Alabama, January 6, 1910, a son of Lewis T. Morris and Myrtle Robertson Morris, Mr. Morris lived in Macon County for the past fifty years. He was the retired, former owner of Montezuma Tractor Company, a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church and the Baracca Sunday School Class. He was a member and Past Worshipful Master of Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge $ 65. He was the husband of the late Jane Tyson Morris.
Surviving are a son, Don Morris of Montezuma, a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Dunlap of Marietta, four brothers, Elmer E. Morris of Ty Ty, Winford H. Morris Of Ocilla, Hugh Morris of Warner Robins, and Troy E. Morris of Americus, two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Fowler of Tifton, Mrs. Nelda Fletcher of Omega, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Pallbearers - Not Copied. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: James Burr Morris - Born January 6, 1910 - Died July 24, 1987 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Jane Tyson Morris [May 4, 1911 - Jan. 17, 1977] See her obit


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 14, 1987

MRS. KENNETH LEWIS [Kathryn Jackson] MILLER

Services for Kathryn Jackson Miller, 74, of 1602 E. Washington St., [Thomasville, Ga.] were conducted at 3 PM Tuesday, September 29, 1987, at First United Methodist Church, where she was a member. The Revs. David T. Haygood and A. Bob Dixon officiated and interment was in LAUREL HILL CEMETERY with Whiddon Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Miller died September 27, 1987, at her residence, a native of Montezuma, she was born June 25, 1913, a daughter of the late Phillip and Kate Hogg Jackson. She lived in Quitman before coming here 26 years ago, and was a retired payroll clerk for the Thomasville Board of Education. She attended Georgia Teacher's College at Athens. Mrs. Miller was secretary of the Thomasville Woman's Club and Nocturne Garden Clubn; a member of the Sue McTier Sunday School Class at her church; publicity chairman for the United Methodist Women and a member of Thomasville Cultural Center. Her Husband, Kenneth Lewis Miller, died December 21, 1965.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Thomas [Phyllis] Efford of West Jefferson, N. C. and Mrs. Lowry [Beverly] Merck of Waycross; a brother, Malcolm Jackson of Daytona Beach, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. James R. [Anne] Johnson of Decatur, her mother-in-law, Mrs. Lewis A. Miller of Everson, Washington; two granddaughters, Kim Efford of West Jefferson and Kelly Merck of Waycross; a grandson, Kevin Merck of Waycross and a number of nieces and nephews.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 30, 1986

MRS. BUCK [Idalene Cromer] MAYO

Mrs. Idalene Cromer Mayo, 59, of Oglethorpe, Georgia, died Wednesday, July 23, 1986 in St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, Georgia. Funeral services were held at 10 AM Friday, July 25, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Gene Wilson officiated and burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY.
Mrs. Mayo was born in Macon County, December 7, 1926, the daughter of Willie Mae Barfield Cromer and the late James Cromer. A life-long resident of Macon County, she was a homemaker and a member of Whitewater Baptist Church.
In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Buck Mayo, a son, Buck Mayo, Jr. of Enterprise, Alabama, two brothers, James Cromer, Jr. anbd Larry Cromer, both of Oglethorpe, three grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Hamp Bearden, Rodney Mayo, Norman Mayo, Bobby Lewis, Edmond Mayo and Virgil Barfield.

[Note: Adalene Cromer Mayo - Born December 7, 1926 - Died July 23, 1986 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Buck Mayo [June 30, 1919 - July 9, 1990]
[Note: Mrs. Mayo's name is shown as both Idalene and Adalene, if you know the correct spelling, PLEASE RESPOND.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  May 16, 1984

 MRS.   WILLIAM   ALEXANDER   [Bennie  Lee Hall]  MC KENZIE

   Mrs. Bennie Lee Hall McKenzie, age 89, of Marshallville, Georgia, died Friday, May 11, 1984 in the Montezuma Health Care Center.  Funeral services were held at 3 pm Sunday, May 13, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.  The Rev. Larry C. Cosper officiated.  Burial was in MARSHALLVILLE CITY CEMETERY.

  Mrs. McKenzie, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert R. Hall, was born in Pike County, January 20, 1895.  She resided in Marshallville for the past 74 years, was a homemaker and a member of the Marshallville United Methodist Church.  She was the wife of the late William A. McKenzie.

  Survivors are 3 sons, William Robert McKenzie of Montezuma, John Hall McKenzie of Gainesville, Ga., James Norris McKenzie of Fort Valley; one daughter, Mrs. Victor Tomlinson of Fort Valley; four sisters, Mrs. Rex Harris and Mrs. Jim Culler, both of Marshallville, Mrs. Harry James and Mrs. Judson Foreman of Blackshear, Ga., seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren.

  Pallbearers - Not Copied. 

 

[Note:  Bennie Lee Hall McKenzie  -  Born January 20, 1895  -  Died   May 11, 1984  is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husbadn, William Alexander McKenzie  [ Oct. 29, 1889  -  June 17, 1947] See his obit.


MRS. WILLIAM HILL [Ina Claire Langstaff] MC KENZIE

The Daily Sun, Warner Robins, Houston County, Georgia Monday, May4, 1998 MRS. WILLIAM HILL MCKENZIE III (COL.) INA CLAIRE LANGSTAFF McKENZIE MONTEZUMA - Ina Claire Langstaff McKenzie, of 300 North Dooly St., died Sunday, May 3, 1998. Funeral services will be Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Mt. Zion St. Luke Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe. Fathers Tom Aldridge and Jeffery Cave will officiate. Burial will be private.

Mrs. McKenzie, a native of Paducah, Ky., was the daughter of the late James D. Langstaff and Adine Corbett. She was a retired French teacher from Fullington Academy in Pinehurst, a homemaker and a member of St.

Mary's Episcopal Church in Montezuma. Mrs. McKenzie was precede in death by her husband Col. William Hill McKenzie III.

Survivors include her children, Hal Corbett McKenzie and Anne McKenzie Hammond of Montezuma, Adine Langstaff Moore of Baton Rouge, La., and Thomas James McKenzie of Warner Robins; her brothers, Morton Langstaff of Alexandria, Va., and John Langstaff of Couerd'ilene, Idaho; and 10 grandchildren.

The family will receive visitors Tuesday from to to 8 p.m. at Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma.

Memorials ma be made to the St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Montezuma 31063.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, Montezuma, has charge of arrangements.

[Note: Ina Claire Langstaff McKenzie - Born February 19, 1923 -

Died - May 3, 1998 is buried in FELTON CEMETERY beside her husband,

William Hill McKenzie, III [Nov. 2, 1922 - Dec. 17, 1982] [Section A - Row 3-241 & 242


Macon County Newsleader - Montezuma, Georgia August 12, 2004

MARVIN MYGRANT

Marvin Mygrant, 81, of Oglethorpe, Georgia, passed away Thursday, August 5, 2004 in Atlanta. Funeral services were held at 11 am on Saturday, August 7, at Whitewater Baptist Church in Oglethorpe. Burial was in the BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma. Rev. Gene Wilson and Rev. Matt Johnson officiated.
Born in Macon County on June 30, 1923, he was the son of the late Ben Monroe Mygrant and Maggie Parks Mygrant. He was retired from Civil Services at Robins Air Force Base. He was a member and Deacon Emeritus of Whitewater Baptist Church. He was a 32nd Degree Mason and the secretary of Travelers Rest Masonic Loge. He was a member of The Woodmen of the World where he was treasurer. He was a World Warr II Army Veteran.
Survivors include his wife: Eloise Jones Mygrant of Oglethorpe; sons: Ronald Mygrant of Oglethorpe and Ray Mygrant of Winder; daughter; Gail Kelley of Oglethorpe; six grandchildren, three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Flowere were accepted and contributions can be made to Whitewater Baptist Church in Oglethorpe.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma handled the funeral arrangements.

 From the Warner Robins Sun Thursday February 16, 1961
 Last Rites Held for Mr. Medley
 Funeral services for William Drayton Medley, 74, of Macon were
 held last Sunday afternoon in Macon with burial following in the
 Fleton Cemetery in Montezuma. Elder W.H. Hancokc and Elder C.E.
 Darity and Elder Manning Temples officiated.
 Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Tolliver Willis of Warner
 Robins and a son James D. Medley also of Warner Robins.


 Not any family, just happened across it and the Felton Cemetery in
 Macon Co. caught my eye.
 Helen

Macon County Newsleader - August 12, 2004


DONALD L. MORRIS

Donald L. Morris, 58, of Montezuma, Georgia, passed away Monday morning, August 9, 2004, following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held at 11 am on Wednesday, August 11, at Montezuma United Methodist Church. Burial followed at BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK. Rev. Ken Myers and Rev. Chip Grantham officiated.
Visitation was from 6-8 pm on Tuesday night at Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.
Born in Macon County on April 3, 1946, he was the son of the late J. B. and Jane Morris. He was a member of Montezuma United Methodist Church and Fellowship Sunday School Class. He was a former member of Council on Ministries, Board of Trustees and Committee for Fund Raising for Methodist Children's Home, Macon.
Survivors include his loving wife of 34 years; Marsha Alligood Morris of Montezuma; daughter and her husband; Holly and Jeff Hester of Rome, Ga., sister, Barbara M. Dunlap of Marietta; grandchildren: Ethan and Sydney Hester of Rome; nephews; Shannon K. Dunlap of LaGrange and Jay M. Dunlap of Lawrenceville; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Contributions may be made to Montezuma United Methodist church, Montezuma, Ga. or Methodist Children;s Home, P.O.Box 2525 Macon, Ga. 31203-2525.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma had charge of arrangements.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 3, 1980

EDWIN MYERS MC KENZIE, JR.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 am on Saturday, August 30, 1980 at the Montezuma United Methodist Church for Mr. Edwin Myers McKenzie, Jr., age 72, who died on Friday, August 29th at Riverside Hospital. Rev. Joe Porterfield and Rev. C. G. Ward officiated and burial was in FELTON CEMETERY.
Mr. McKenzie was a lifelong resident of Montezuma. He was a retired farmer, and a Veteran of World War II. He was a member of the Montezuma United Methodist church and was a member and Secretary of the Baracca Sunday School Class.
Surviving Mr. McKenzie are his wife, Mrs. Anne Clements McKenzie of Montezuma; a son, Edwin M. McKenzie, III of Atlanta; a daughter, Mrs. Ned Gignillant of Gainesville, Ga.; three sisters, Mrs. Richard Tift and Mrs. Claire Hall of Albany, Ga. and Miss Emily McKenzie of Americus, Ga. and two grandsons, Harris and Stuart Gignillat.
Pallbearers - Not Copied. Watson Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Edwin M. McKenzie, Jr. - Born April 2, 1908 - Died August 29, 1980 is buried in Felton Cemetery. OOOOPS !!!!! In "Cemeteries of Macon County" the death date is incorrect. It reads: 8-29-1960 SHOULD BE: August 29, 1980. Please correct your copy. THANKS.

The Warner Robins Daily Sun - Warner Robins, Ga. August 22, 1972 [Submitted by Helen Hudson]

MRS. BEN M. [Maggie Parks] MYGRANT

Oglethorpe - Funeral services were held Sunday at 4 pm in the Pine Level Methodist Church for Mrs. Maggie Parks Mygrant, 83, of Oglethorpe.
Mrs. Mygrant died Saturday in the Oaks Nursing Home in Macon [Probably in Marshallville, Macon County] Rev. Homer Fowler officiated and burial was in PINE LEVEL CHURCH CEMETERY.
Mrs. Mygrant was a life-long resident of Oglethorpe and was a member of Pine Level Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Linwood Mygrant and Marvin Mygrant, both of Oglethorpe, one daughter, Mrs. James D. McCullough St. [?] of Warner Robins; 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Watson Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Maggie P. Mygrant - Born May 1, 1889 - Died August 19, 1972 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside her husband, Ben M. Mygrant [4-10-1891 - 5-2-1955]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 23, 1980

LESTER REID MC CARTY

Lester Reid McCarty of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Ideal, Ga. died Saturday, April 19th in the University Park Convalescent Center. He was 67 years old. Graveside services were held Tuesday, April 22nd at 11 am in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY, Oglethorpe, Ga. with the Rev. Joe Porterfield officiating. Mr. McCarty was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie J. McCarty.
Survivors include 3 daughters, Mrs. Martha Sellars of Columbus, Ga., Mrs. Williams Rawls of Atlanta, Ga. and Mrs. Jean Stalnaker of Macon, Ga.; two brothers, E. L. McCarty of Thomaston, Ga. and T. E. McCarty of Thomasfield, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. James C. Kelley of Montezuma, Mrs. C. F. Lott of Ft. Meyers, Fla.; six grandchildren and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Harvey L. McCarty of Fort Valley, Ga. and several nieces and nephews.

[Note: Lester Reid McCarty - Born ca. 1913 - Died April 19, 1980 @ 67 years is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery
OOOOPS !!!! "Cemeteries of Macon County" list his name as Arthur Reid McCarty but the obit definitely says Lester Reid McCarty. Also the death date is incorrect, it says he died April 19, 1970 - it SHOULD READ: Died April 19, 1980 @ 67 years of age.
 

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

JEFFREY TODD MC DANIEL

Jeffred Todd McDaniel, 16, died Friday, November 18, 1983. Services were held at 3 pm in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Garden Valley. Burial was in the PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. The Rev. Randall Culpepper officiated.
Mr. McDaniel, a native of Reynolds, was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He was a junior at Macon County High School
Survivors include his father, James H. McDaniel of Reynolds, his mother, Joyce B. Whitworth of Marshallville; two brothers, Jon Harold McDaniel and James Clifford McDaniel, both of Reynolds; paternal grandmother, Hortense C. McDaniel of Reynolds; and material grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Britt of Fort Valley.
Goddard Funeral Home of Reynolds had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Jeffrey Todd McDaniel - Born October 3, 1967 - Died November 18, 1983 is buried in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery ]

Newspaper-Unknown - Probably Taylor County News August 1993

JAMES EDWARD MASSEY

James Edward Massey, 30, of Rupert, died August 14, 1993.
He was a lifetime resident of Taylor County and member of County Line Baptist Church. He was employed by T.C.I., Inc.
Services were held Monday at 10 am at County Line Baptist Church in Ideal with Rev. Clarence Kerene and Rev. Jim Eubanks officiating. Burial was in the COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
He is survived by his parents, Lamar Massey and Linda Allen Massey; children, Broxton L. Massey and Kristen Massey of Marshallville; brothers, Steve Massey and Paul Massey of Rupert; and grandmother, Mrs. J. O. Allen of Ellaville.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: James Edward Massey was buried in County Line Baptist Cemetery after "Cemeteries of Macon County" was surveyed and is not in the book. Please add his name to your book. Thanks

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 13, 1983

EVERETT EARL MC KINNON

Mr. Everett Earl McKinnon, age 65, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Thursday, February 9, 1984 in the Macon County Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 3:00 pm Friday, February 10, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY. The Rev. Jack Neill officiated.
Mr. McKinnon, a life long resident of Macon County, was born November 16, 1918, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mason McKinnon. He was the owner and operator of City Barber Shop, a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church, and a Navy Veteran of World War II. He was a member and past Commander of the local VFW.
Survivors are his wife, Doris Hawke McKinnon of Montezuma; a daughter, Mrs. Janet M. Cromer of Montezuma; two sons, Everett E. McKinnon, Jr. of Pinesville, N.C., Larry McKinnon of Montezuma, a sister, Mrs. Sarah Sessions of Decatur, Ga., one granddaughter, Crystal Cromer of Montezuma.
Active Pallbearers & Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: Everette Earl McKinnon - Born November 16, 1918 - Died February 9, 1984 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside a marker for Doris Hawke McKinnon Born 5-4-1929 - No Death Date as of 1993 when this cemetery survey was completed.
 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 29, 1984

MRS. ROGER JOSEPH [Ellis Taylor] MEEHAN

Mrs. Ellis [Pat] Taylor Meehan, age 74, of Monroe, Georgia, died Wednesday, February 22, 1984 at her residence. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Friday, February 24, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Father Patrick Adams officiated.
Mrs. Meehan, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel M. Taylor, was born in Cobb County, July 20, 1909. She had lived in Atlanta most of her life, and in Monroe for the past 5 years. She was a retired bookkeeper and a member of St. Anna Catholic Church.
Survivors are her husband, Roger J. Meehan of Monroe; four sisters, Mrs. W. J. Parks and Mrs. Alyce Williams, both of Plant City, Florida, Mrs. L. J. Taylor of Fort Valley, Mrs. Paul Hickman of Norcross; two brothers, Thomas B. Taylor of College Park and James E. Taylor of Montezuma.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: Ellis Taylor Meehan - Born July 30, 1909 - Died February 22, 1984 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Roger Joseph Meehan [12-27-1907 - 7-29-1985]
 

 

Thursday July 4, 1963
The Warner Robins (GA) Sun
 Mathews Rites


The funeral for Mr. Erby George Mathews, of Centerville, was held
Wednesday in the Chapel of Watson-Matthews Funeral Home in Montezuma
with Elder J.W. Hartley of Cordele officiating. Interment followed in
the Oglethorpe Cemetery.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Hilda Athon Mathews; two sons,
George A. Mathews of Warner Robins and Randall Mathews of Perry; one
daughter, Mrs. Billy Trussell of Warner Robins; two brothers, J.P.
Mathews of Ellaville and Roy L. Mathews of Andersonville; two sisters,
Mrs. J.P. Gaines of Leslie and Mrs. J.W. Welch of Ellaville; and seven
grandchildren.
 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 3, 1985

HAROLD MC CARTY

Services Held For Harold McCarty, 58, At Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church
Mr. Harold McCarty, age 58, died Monday at Macon County Medical Center. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, July 3, at 10 a.m. at Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church near Ideal. Burial will be in LITTLE BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. Rev. Syndey Jones and Rev. Gene Ross will officiate.
Mr. McCarty was a life long resident of Macon County and was employed as a security officer for Southern Frozen Foods. He was a member of Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife, Dorothy C. McCarty; his mother, Mrs. Lizzie Cromer McCarty; three daughters; Barbara Jones, Betty McCarty and Brenda McCarty; and one grandchild, all of Reynolds.
Goddard Funeral Home of Reynolds has charge of arrangements.

[Note: Harold McCarty - Born December 5, 1926 - Died July 1, 1985 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 4, 1985

MRS. JOHN ROBERT [Pauline Cochran] MASSEY

Services for Mrs. Pauline Cochran Massey, 79 of Rupert, Ga.
Mrs. Pauline Cochran Massey, 79, of Rupert, Georgia, died Saturday, August 31, 1985, in the Medical Center of Houston county, Warner Robins, Georgia, Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, September 2, in the Ideal Baptist Church. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS, with the Rev. Sidney Clay, the Rev. Clarence Keene and the Rev. Thomas Speck officiating.
Mrs. Massey, the daughter of John William Cochran and Addie Durdin Cochran, was born March 8, 1906, in Morgan County, Georgia. She had resided in Rupert most of her life and was a homemaker.
Survivors are her husband, John Robert Massey, of Rupert, Ga.; three sons, John William Massey of Pensacola, Fl., Donald Allen Massey and Lamar Hudson Massey, both of Ideal, Ga.; a sister, Mrs. Lucile C. Robinson of Ideal, Ga. twelve grandchildren, nine great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Robert Allen Massey, Steven Lamar Massey, James Edward Massey, Paul Anthony Massey, Mark Eugene Layfield, Don Avera.
Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note; Pauline Cochran, wife of John Robert Massey - Born March 8, 1906 - Died August 31, 1985 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, John Robert Massey [11-30-1900 - Oct, 25, 1985]
 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 4, 1965

MRS. WILLIAM L. [Beatrice West] MC KENZIE

Mrs. W. L. McKenzie To Be Buried Here Today.
Funeral services for Mrs. William L. McKenzie, 44, who died Monday in St. Peteersburg, Fla., following a long illness will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Watson-Mathews Funeral Home chapel in Montezuma. Burial will be in FELTON MEMORIAL CEMETERY.
She was the former Miss Beatrice West, a native of Montezuma and a former resident of Bibb County. She moved from Macon to St. Petersburg about six years ago.
She is survived by her husband, William L. McKenzie of St. Petersburg; a son, Gordon Clark of Macon; a daughter, Barrie Clark of Macon; parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. W. West of Macon; a sister, Miss Latrelle West of Macon.

[Note: Beatrice West McKenzie, wife of William L. McKenzie - Born December 31, 1920 - Died March 1, 1965 is buried in Felton Cemetery.
 

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

COLONEL WALTER BEN MC KENZIE, JR.

Col. McKenzie Dies In Copter Crash In California.
News reached here last week of the death on Thursday of Col. Walter B. McKenzie, 50, a native of Montezuma, who was killed in a helicopter crash in exercises at Hunter Liggett Military Reservation near Monterey, California.
Col. McKenzie, one of two officers who died in the crash. was assistant chief of staff for personnel at the Army Combat Developement Command's Experimentation Center at Fort Ord, California.
Memorial services for Col. McKenzie were held at the Fort Ord base at 3 o'clock Sunday and burial was at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday in ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY with full military honors.
Born and reared in Montezuma, he was the son of the late Oscar and Jamie Frederick McKenzie and a brother of Senator John T. McKenzie. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia.
Survivors include two sons, Walter Ben McKenzie, Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., and Marshall McKenzie of Pebble Beach, Calif.; and two brothers, Senator John McKenzie of Montezuma and Frederick McKenzie of New York City.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 24, 1957

INFANT DAUGHTER of Mary [Rasberry] May and Jack Thomas May

May Infant Buried Here October 17th.
Graveside services were conducted Thursday afternoon, October 17, 1957 at FELTON CEMETERY for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jack May of Childersburg, Alabama. The Rev. Melvin York and Rev. C. G. Ward officiated. Smith-Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
In addition to the parents, survivors include a brother, Tommy May; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Rasberry of Oglethorpe; and several aunts and uncles.

[Note: Infant dfaughter of Mary Rasberry May and Jack Thomas May B & D October 17, 1957 is buried in Felton Cemetery.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 19. 1957

ROBERT JASON MURPHY

Brother of Mrs. Glen Pope Dies Unexpectedly.
Robert Jason Murphy, 32, of Macon, brother of Mrs. Glen Pope of Montezuma, died unexpectedly Sunday night enroute to the hospital. Mr. Murphy underwent a rare heart operation last November but had continued an active life since that time.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday in Memorial Chapel in Macon with the Rev. Ned Steele and the Rev. Claude Mason officiating. Burial followed in MACON MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

[Note: The Murphy Family lived on a farm between Marshallville and Montezuma and the children attended school in Marshallville]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 26, 1957

MISS LULA CLYDE MARTIN

Miss Lula Martin Passes After Long Illness; Rites Wednesday.
Funeral services for Miss Lula Martin, 80, of Marshallville were held Friday at 3 p.m. in Smith-Harris Funeral Home of Montezuma, the Rev. Charles Williams and the Rev. Swoll Sawyer officiating. Burial was in the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY.
Miss Martin died Wednesday night after a long illness. A member of the Marshallville Methodist Church, she was a lifelong resident of Macon County.
Survivors include three nieces, Mrs. W. A. Jolly of Atlanta, Mrs. Miriam M. Tooke of Atlanta and Mrs. S. R. Carter of Dothan, Ala. and three nephews, J. J. Martin of Marshallville, W. B. Martin of Hazlehurst and Rowe F. Martin of Jacksonville, Fl.

[Note: Lula Clyde Martin - Born May 19, 1877 - Died December 18, 1957 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery.

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

BRENTON BROOKS MC CARTY, SR.

B. B. McCarty, Sr., Native Of County, Dies At Americus.
Funeral services for Brenton Brooks McCarty, Sr., 48, Leslie, who died unexpectedly at the Americus and Sumter County Hospital early Sunday, were conducted from Reese Park Chapel at 4 p.m. Monday.
The Rev. C. G. Haugabook pastor of the Leslie Methodist Church of which Mr. McCarty was a member, officiated. Interment was in LESLIE CEMETERY.
Mr. McCarty was a native of Macon County and has lived in Sumter County for the past 27 years. He was a farmer
Surviving are the widow, the former Ruth Methvin of Leslie; two daughters, Mrs. Sid Oglesby of Hiram, Ga. and Mary Ruth McCarty of Leslie; three sons, Brenton Brooks McCarty, Jr., Lucius McCarty and Johnny McCarty of Leslie; five sisters, Mrs. H. J. Gilmore of Vienna, Mrs. Clyde Chapman and Mrs. S. O. Jones of Ideal, Mrs. B. E. Holloway and Mrs. J. M. Parks of Americus, two brothers, J. E. McCarty of Macon and T. W. McCarty of Cordele; Mother, Mrs. Beulah Brooks McCarty of Americus; and one grandchild. His father was the late J. E. McCarty.
Nephews served as pallbearers.

Albert S. Marshall

June 12, 1958 at a Nashville Hospital.
Mr. Marshall was reared in Montezuma and lived here until moving to Nashville approximately 40 years ago. He was mayor of Montezuma at the age of twenty-one, having the distinction of being Montezuma's youngest mayor.
He retired from business, Marshall Spring and Mattress Company of Nashville in 1950. He had been in ill health for several months prior to his death.
Survivors include his wife, the former Aileen Seawell of Nashville; one sister, Mrs. John W. Solomon of Montezuma; one brother, Tom Marshall of Montezuma; one niece and several nephews.

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

EDWIN MYERS MC KENZIE, SR.

E. M. McKenzie, Sr., Prominent Citizen, Passes Suddenly.
Edwin Myers McKenzie, Sr., 81, prominent local farmer and peach grower, died unexpectedly at his home here early Sunday morning.
He was a former chairman of the County Board of Commissioners of Macon County and a member of the official board of Stewards of the Methodist Church where he was a member. He was also a charter member of the Montezuma Kiwanis Club.
Surviving are his son, Edwin M. McKenzie, Jr. of Montezuma; three daughters, Mrs. Richard Tift and Mrs. Mrs. W. L. Hall, both of Albany, and Miss Emily McKenzie of Montezuma; a brother, Lawrence McKenzie of Montezuma; two grandchildren, Marguerite McKenzie and Ed McKenzie, III of Montezuma; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Monday in the Montezuma Methodist Church, the Rev. L. E. Williams, the Rev. C. G. Ward and the Rev. W. S. Johnson officiated and burial was in the FELTON CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied. Gardner Watson Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note: Edwin M. McKenzie - Born October 11, 1876 - Died August 31. 1958 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Lizzie Mae Wooten, wife of Edwin M. McKenzie [9-19-1881 - 4-30-1948] Obit.

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 29, 1959

GUY TURNER MASON

Heart Attack Fatal To Guy T. Mason, Prominent Resident.
Guy T. Mason, cotton broker and prominent citizen of Montezuma, died unexpectedly at his home Friday morning after suffering a heart attack.
Mr. Mason was born and reared at McRae, Ga. moving to Montezuma more than 40 years ago. He was a member of the Montezuma Methodist church which he served as treasurer, trustee and official board member.
He was a charter member of the Kiwanis Club which he served as president in 1936 and 1947, and was a member of the Kiwanis Board of Directors. He was chairman of the Board of Directors of the Citizens National Bank, having been a director for 35 years. He was a member of the civic affairs committee of the Chamber of Commerce.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Earle of Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Mrs. B. F. Neal of Montezuma and Mrs. Lola Griffin of Atlanta; one brother, D. F. Mason of Minneapolis, Minn.; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday at 3 p.m. in the Montezuma Methodist Church.
The Rev. L. E. Williams and the Rev. Steve Johnson officiated and burial followed in FELTON CEMETERY. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Guy Turner Mason - Born August 1, 1889 - Died January 23, 1959 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Lillian Neal Mason, wife of Guy T. Mason [1882 - 1925]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 2, 1990

MRS. WILLIAM HANSELL [Hallie Mae Gibson] MASSEY

Funeral Service For Mrs. Hallie Mae Gibson Massey, 79.
Mrs. Hallie Mae Gibson Massey, 79, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Wednesday, April 25, 1990 in the Oaks Nursing Home, Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 27, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, with Dr. Randy Gregg officiating. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Mrs. Massey was born May 1, 1910 in Asburrn, Georgia, the daughter of George Clifton Gibson and Mattie R. Della Avery Gibson. She had resided in Macon County since 1925 and was a retired bookkeeper. She was the wife of the late Hansel Massey and a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors are a daughter, Miss Dena Massey of Americus, a brother, George Leonard Gibson of Montezuma; a sister, Mrs. Clifford Poston of Smyrna, Georgia; a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers - Not - Copied.

[Note: Hallie Mae Massey - Bornb May 1, 1910 - Died April 25, 1990 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, William Hansell Massey [May 19, 1911 - June 14, 1962] See his Obit.
and daughter, Dena G. Massey [January 13, 1944 - Dec. 19, 2000] See her Obit.
 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 31, 1989

MRS. MARIE [Stewart] MURRAY

Mrs. Marie Stewart Murray, 73.
Mrs. Marie Stewart Murray, 73, of Oglethorpe, Ga. died Thursday, May 25, 1989 in St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Ga. Graveside services were held at 4:00 p.m. Friday, May 26, in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY. The Rev., Bill Givens and Clarence Keene officiated.
Mrs. Murray, a life long resident of Macon County, was born March 21, 1916, the daughter of William Henry Stewart and Allie Mae Kleckley Stewart. She was a retired chief clerk for the Macon County Agricultural Stabilization Conservation Service and was the City Clerk for the City of Ideal for several years.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Sandra Tye of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Wade Bartlett of Americus; a son, Robert Murray of Americus; five grandchildren, seven great grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Marie Stewart Murray - Born March 21, 1916 - Died May 25, 1989 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her parents.
[Note: I do not find a marriage record nor do I find her husband's name. ANYONE having further info on Mrs. Marie Stewart Murray, PLEASE RESPOND.
 

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

MRS. BEVERLY [Wood] MC KENZIE MARSHALL

Funeral Services for Mrs. Beverly Wood McKenzie Marshall
Mrs. Beverly Wood Marshall of Montezuma, Georgia, died November 25, 1989, after an extended illness, in Flint River Community Hospital. Services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, November 27, in St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Montezuma. Burial was at 3 p.m. in RIVERSIDE CEMETERY in Macon, Ga.. The Rev. Thomas L. Arledge officiated.
A native of Sandersville, Ga., she was the widow of Clovis Hightower McKenzie and Thomas Harrison Marshall. Mrs. Marshall was a homemaker and a founder and member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church. she attended Julliard School in New York and graduated from Brenau College in Gainesville. She was the daughter of the late Edwin Pierce Wood and the late Gladys Bradley Wood.
Survivors include one daughtger, Beverly McKenzie Manning of Spartanburg, S.C.; three grandchildren, Molly Mallary of Chicago, Dr. Stephen D. Mallary of Savannah, McKenzie Mallary of Atlanta; a sister, Frances Wood Maffett of Montezuma and several nieces and nephews.
The family requests donations to St. Mary's Episcopal Church; c/o Anne Hammond, Rawls Street, Montezuma, Ga. 31063 or to the donor's favorite charity.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 

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

ROY DAVIS MONK

Services For Mr. Roy D. Monk, 73, of Montezuma.
Mr. Roy Davis Monk, 73, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Monday, November 27, 1989 in Flint River Community Hospital. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 28, in Cedar Valley Baptist Church. The Rev. Jack Neill and Carl Sikes officiated. Burial was in CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Mr. Monk was born January 10, 1916, in Tift County, the son of Minter Monk and Susie Parker Monk. He resided in Macon County since 1955, was retired from the maintenance department of Warner Robins Air Force Base, a member and deacon of the Cedar Valley Baptist Church and a member of the Kings Men Sunday School Class. He was an Army Veteran of World War II.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Alice LeSueur Monk of Montezuma, two daughters, Mrs. Gene D. Lacey of Montezuma, Mrs. Mary Thomas Vickers of Roswell, a brother, S. C. Monk of Tifton; a sister, Mrs. Ruby Whidden of Thomasville; one grandson, Jim Lacey.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Roy Davis Monk - Born January 10, 1916 - Died November 27, 1989 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery ]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 20, 1971

JOHN HENRY MC CARTY

John Henry Mc Carty - Funeral Notice Funeral services for John Henry McCarty, 80 of Taylor County, who died Friday night at the Montezuma Medical Nursing Home after a lengthy illness, were held, Monday at the County Line Baptist Church in Macon County with the Rev. Hartley officiating. Interment follow in the COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. Mr. McCarty was a native of Taylor County and had lived there most of his life. He was a member of the Prosperity Baptist Church. Survivors include two sons, George McCarty of Americus; and Olin McCarty of Onalaska, Wis., a brother, Calvin McCarty of Rupert; a step-brother, Cecil Downs of Butler; eight grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

[Note: John Henry McCarty - Born September 29, 1890 - Died May 14, 1971 is buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery beside, Ila Mae Law McCarty [5-5-1897 - 9-14-1927] & Mae McCarty [9-1-1927 - Sep. 13, 1927]

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

MRS. H. WAYNE [Jewel Grace Hooten] MAYO

Final Rites Held Wednesday For Mrs. H. W. Mayo.
Mrs. H. W. Mayo, 59, of Oglethorpe, died in Orlando, Fla., Sunday following a brief illness.
Mrs. Mayo, the former Jewel Grace Hooten, was born in Covington, Ga. She was a member of the Oglethorpe Methodist Church.
Survivors include her husband, H. W. Mayo of Oglethorpe; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Eichburn of New York City; three sons, Jack Mayo and Bill Mayo, both of Macon and Don Mayo of Myrtle Beach, S.C. two sisters, Mrs. C. W. Cobb of Macon and Mrs. J. L. Smarr of Ellenwood; two brothers, C. W. Hooten of Thomaston and D. S. Hooten of Griffin; and four grandchildren.
Funeral serviceds were held Wednesday afternoon at Oglethorpe Methodist Church. Rev. H. H. Sheppard and Rev. W. W. Whaley officiated and interment was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were Johnny Williams, Ed Coogle, Hollis Reeves, Wade Bartlett, J. H. Taylor, Doyce Ellis, and Dr. Tom Adams.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Jewel Mayo - Born 1902 - Died 1961 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, H. Wayne Mayo [1898 - 1962] See his Obit.
[Note: Evidently, H.Wayne Mayo remarried after the death of Jewel Grave Hooten Mayo and was living in Griffin, Ga. when he died in July 1962]

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 25, 1962



Mrs. Alberta Murray, 89, Buried Sunday.
Mrs. Alberta English Murray, 89, pioneer citizen of Macon County, died Saturday at a local hospital after a long illness.
A resident of Oglethorpe Mrs. Murray was a member of the Oglethorpe Chapter of the U.D.C.
Funeral services were held Sunday in the chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home. The Rev. F. M. York and the Rev. H. H. Sheppard officiated and interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Pauline Lane and Mrs. John Bryan, both of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Tom B. Smith, Str. and Mrs. Jack Staten, both of Valdosta and Mrs. Roy McGouirk of Decatur; two sons, E. N. Murray of Buena Vista and James Bruce Murray of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Kleckley of Oglethorpe; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

[Note: Alberta E. Murray - Born November 18, 1872 - Died January 20, 1962 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Edward L. Murray [1-18-1865 - 11-10-1915] See his Obit


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

JOSEPH DAVID MC DANIEL, JR.

Final Rites Held Here Tuesday For J. D. McDaniel, 26.
Funeral services for Joseph David McDaniel, Jr. were held Tuesday afternoon in the chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home, with burial in MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were Artis Lockerman, Jack Parks, James Pattishall, Douglas Hawke, Leonard Frank and Jack Tatum.
Mr. McDaniel, 26 year old son of Mrs. Dick Kirksey of Montezuma, died suddenly Monday morning in Dublin of a heart attack.
Other survivors are his wife, the former Betty Davis of Macon; two sons, Joey McDaniel and Stephen McDaniel of Macon; his father, Joseph David McDaniel, Sr. of Macon; two sisters, Mrs. Joyce Lockerman of Montezuma and Mrs. Geraldine Thompson of Braconne, France; one brother, Bobby McDaniel of Virginia Beach, Va.

[Note: If, Memorial Park Cemetery means Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery, I do NOT find a marked grave for him in "Cemeteries of Macon County".]

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 20, 1961

CHARLES FREDERICK MURRAY

Final Rites For Charles F. Murray Held Monday.
Final rites for Charles Frederick Murray, 51, were held Monday morning at Mt. Zion - St. Luke Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe. The Rev. William H. Martin officiated and interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were Joe Coogle, Dave English, Bill Martin, George Hammock, E. W. Johnson, Ferrell English, W. T. Jolly and John F. Williams.
The son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willis Frederick Murray, of Oglethorpe, the deceased was a life-long resident of Macon County. He died Sunday morning following a heart attack.
Survivors include two aunts, Miss Irma Murray and Miss Ruth Kleckley of Oglethorpe and other relatives.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Charles F. Murray - Born 1909 - Died 1961 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his parents.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 22, 1962

JAMES EDWARD MC CARTY, [JR.]

James E. McCarty, Macon County Native, Buried At Macon.
Funeral services for James Edward McCarty, 64, of 3046 Churchhill Street, Macon, who died Monday, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the chapel of Hart's Murtuary.
The Revs. J. D. McMillan, O. B. Belmont and J. P. Ragsdale officiated and burial was in the MACON MEMORIAL PARK. Pallbearers were Bruce Jones, M. L. Jones, Bobby McCarty, Harvey Gilmore, Marvin McCarty and Marvis Chapman.
Mr. McCarty, a retired barber, was born in Macon County, the son of James Edward and Willie Brooks McCarty, and had lived in Macon for the past twenty years.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ethlyn Malpas Jones McCarty; two daughters [Note Named] ; eight sons [Not Named] ; his mother, Mrs. J. E. McCarty, Sr. of Americus; a brother [Not Named] , and five sisters [Not All Named] , including Mrs. Clyde Chapman and Mrs. S. O. Jones of Ideal.
 

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The Daily Sun (Warner Robins, Georgia)
Sunday, September 8, 1985

Mr. Montfort

A funeral was held 4 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel of Dixon-Blan  Funeral Home in McRae for
H. Pierce Montfort, 81, of Route 1, Marshallville.
he Rev. Phillip Thomason officiated. Burial was at Oak Grove Cemetery in McRae.
 Formerly of Milan, Mr. Montfort was a retired farmer.
 Survivors include one daughter, Gerry Wall of Warner Robins; three
 grandchildren, Glen, Stan and Kevin Wall, all of Warner Robins; one
 great-granddaughter, Jessica Wall of Warner Robins.
 In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the
 Marshallville Methodist Church Sunday School building fund.

[Note: The daughter, Gerry Wall is recently deceased and was the wife of Gene Wall, both members of the Marshallville Methodist Church for many years.]DVC
 

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

 MIDDLEBROOKS - FULCHER - PEARSON -

 MRS. CECIL [Grace Fulcher]  MIDDLEBROOKS     &

MISS  JESSICA  DIANE    MIDDLEBROOKS

 Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Fulcher Middlebrooks, 40, and her daughter, Miss Diane Middlebrooks, 16, were held Saturday from the Cedar Valley Baptist Church.

  Dr. A. C. Martin and the Rev. C. G. Ward officiated.  Mrs. Middlebrooks was buried in GREENWOOD CEMETERY in Barnesville and her daughter was buried in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, Montezuma.

  Pallbearers - Two separate groups - Not copied.

  They were killed in a three-car smashup near Fort Valley, Wednesday night, November 26, Mrs. Middlebrooks had lived in Montezuma most of her life and was a resident of Barnesville at the time of her death.  Miss Middlebrooks was a life-long resident of Montezuma.

  Mrs. Middlebrooks is survived by two sons, Jackie & Ricky Middlebrooks, both of Smyrna, Ga.; two daughters, Sharon & Janet Middlebrooks, both of Montezuma; one sister, Mrs. Oscar Pearson of Barnesville.

  Miss Middlebrooks is survived by her father, Cecil Middlebrooks of Montezuma; two brothers, Jackie and Ricky and two sisters, Sharon and Janet Middlebrooks.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note: Jessica Diane Middlebrooks - Born June 2, 1953 - Died November 26, 1969 is buried at Bertha Dozier Cem.]

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

MYGRANT - PARKS - MC CULLOUGH         

ELMER  LEE  MYGRANT,  54.

Services for Elmer Lee Mygrant, 54, who died Saturday, were held Monday in the Pine Level Methodist Church with the Rev. Laurance Russ and the Rev. Homer Fowler officiating.  Burial was in the PINE LEVEL CEMETERY.

  Mr. Mygrant, a life-long resident of Macon County, was a member of the Pine Level Methodist Church.

  Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Maggie Parks Mygrant of Montezuma; two brothers, Lynwood Mygrant and Marvin Mygrant, both of Oglethorpe and a sister, Mrs. James D. McCullough of Warner Robins.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note: Elmer L. Mygrant - Born April 14, 1915 - Died January 11, 1970 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside Maggie P. Mygrant [1889 - 1972]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 25, 1962

MRS. EDWARD L. [Alberta English] MURRAY

Mrs. Alberta Murray, 89, Buried Sunday.
Mrs. Alberta English Murray, 89, pioneer citizen of Macon County, died Saturday at a local hospital after a long illness.
A resident of Oglethorpe Mrs. Murray was a member of the Oglethorpe Chapter of the U.D.C.
Funeral services were held Sunday in the chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home. The Rev. F. M. York and the Rev. H. H. Sheppard officiated and interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Pauline Lane and Mrs. John Bryan, both of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Tom B. Smith, Str. and Mrs. Jack Staten, both of Valdosta and Mrs. Roy McGouirk of Decatur; two sons, E. N. Murray of Buena Vista and James Bruce Murray of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. Myrtle Kleckley of Oglethorpe; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

[Note: Alberta E. Murray - Born November 18, 1872 - Died January 20, 1962 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Edward L. Murray [1-18-1865 - 11-10-1915] See his Obit

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June 1885 Gospel Messenger

My aunt, Mrs. Mary Murray wife of Daniel Murray died at her home in Macon County Georgia, Jan. 9, 1885. Born in Burke County Georgia Nov. 12, 1800 m. November 14, 1824. Member of Sardis Church and was baptized by Elder Green all of Macon County Georgia.. She removed to Houston County Georgia where she was a member of Bethel Church. They removed to Marion County and joined the Prosperity Church, on the move again to Schley County and joined the Phillippi. Her husband was baptized by Elder John Respess at Phillipi. Into the fellowship of Phillipi chruch two of her sons James W. Murray, afterwards a deacon in the chruch now in a church in Orange County, Florida and Jasper R. Murray of Macon County Georgia were all of them baptized. She died a member of the Ebenezer Church in Macon County Georgia.. By Elder John Green Murray

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

WILLIAM HILL MC KENZIE, SR.

W. H. Mc Kenzie, Sr. Beloved Citizen, Buried Friday, November 18th.

Funeral services for W. H. McKenzie, Sr., 83 were conducted Friday afternoon, November 18, at the Montezuma Baptist Church. The Rev. Henry Stokes of Macon and the Rev. Clarence Ward officiated and burial was in FELTON CEMETERY.

John McKenzie, Edwin M. McKenzie, Jr. E. G. McKenzie, M. M. Reid, J. E. DeVaughn, Herbert McKenzie, Earl McKenzie and Robert Lamar served as active pallbearers, R. P. Black, J. P. Walker and D. W. Easterlin were honorary pallbearers.

A prominent citizen of Montezuma, Mr. McKenzie died Thursday morning, November 17, in a local hospital following a heart attack. Much more - Not Copied.

Suirvivors include two brothers, Ed M. McKenzie and Lawrence McKenzie of Montezuma; two daughters, Mrs. C. J. Mathews of Atlanta, and Mrs. George C. Walker of Lynchburg, Va.; a son, W. H. McKenzie, Jr. of Montezuma; two grandsons, L. H. McKenzie of Montezuma and Lt. Col. W. H. McKenzie, III of Alexandria, Va.; one granddaughter, Mrs. R. D. Moore of Atlanta; and ten great-grandchildren.

[Note: William Hill McKenzie [October 20, 1872 - November 17, 1955] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Ione Lewis, wife of W. H. McKenzie [December 109, 1875 - May 15, 1940]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  August 23, 1956

JOHN   BRYANT   MC KELLAR
 
Former Montezuma Resident Passes.
Funeral services were held Monday in Rome, Ga. for John Bryant McKellar, formerly of Tifton.
  He was born in 1895 in Montezuma, the son of Robert Lamar and Jessie Goodson McKellar.  He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Rome and member of the Masonic order in Abbeville.
  Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Ann Jones; a son, John Cecil McKellar of Washington, D.C.; a daughter, Mrs. A. A. Robertson of Brunswick; a abrother, J. L. "Bill" McKellar of Shannon, and three sisters, Mrs. Ella Tinnerman of Rockmart, Mrs. F. A. Cochran of Calhoun and Mrs. Rena Taylor of Los Angeles, Calif.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 11, 1955

JOE G. MANN

Joe G. Mann, Former Resident, Dies At Macon. [Microfilmed on Curve - Difficult to read]

Funeral services for Joe G. Mann, who died at his residence, 1810 _____ville Road, early Friday, apparently of a self-inflicted gun-______wound, were held in the chapel of Hart's Mortuary Sunday. Interment was in MACON MEMORIAL _______.

Pallbearers - Not Copied

Joe G. Mann, proprietor of the Palm ____Shop, was born in Chambers County, Ala., the son of B. M. Mann and Mrs. Elizabeth Merritt Mann and his family resided in Montezuma prior to moving to Macon ___ years ago. He was a member and Steward of the Cross Keys Methodist Church, [Other memberships mentions - not able to read]

Surviving are his wife, the former __Audie Medley of Macon, sons, John B. Mann of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Joe G. Mann [Jr.] of Macon a daughter, Miss ___Elizabeth Mann of Macon; a [grandson]___, John B. Mann, Jr. of West Palm Beach; his Mother, Mrs. B.________ of Miami, Fla.; a brother ____ of St. Petersburg, Fla. sisters, Mrs. Carl G. Lohr, Mrs. Nell Boyd, and Mrs. Sarah _____ of Miami, Mrs. Otis Blair __ and Mrs. Max Talbott of ___Island, N.Y.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.   August 4, 1955
 

DR.   KARL   K.  MEADOWS, [SR.]   [Microfilmed on the curve, Difficult to read]

Dr. Karl Meadows, Former Resident, Passes In Columbus.
Dr. Karl K. Meadows, well-known Columbus druggist, died Friday morning at the City Hospital in Columbus, following a brief illness.  He was stricken with a heart attack two days earlier.
  Born in the Garden Valley Community of Macon County, Ga., January 22 ___, Dr. Meadows was a son of Jefferson Monroe Meadows and Martha Harp Meadows.  One of 11 children, he located in Columbus and was owner and operator of Meadows Drug Company.
  He was educated in Macon and was married in 1912 to Doris Victoria Joiner of Montezuma.  His three children preceded him in death.  They were Doris Ion Meadows, William Martin Meadows, who was killed in France during  World War II and Karl K. Meadows, Jr.
  Survivors include his wife; a granddaughter, Linda Kay Meadows and two sisters, Mrs. R. O. _urner of Columbus, Mrs. Sam Turner of Atlanta and several nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Striffler-Hamby Chapel, with the Rev. John Wilson, pastor of St. Paul Methodist Church, in charge, assisted by the Rev. W. _. Scott.  Burial was in RIVERDALE CEMETERY in Columbus.
Added 12/25/2003

Macon County Newsleader - Montezuma, Ga. August 20, 1999

MRS. THOMAS E. [Mary Lou Dominy] MASSEY

Mary L. Massey of Rupert

Mary L. Massey, of Route 1 Box 47, Rupert, Ga. died Monday, August 16, 1999. Funeral services were held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Prosperity Primitive Baptist Church in Rupert. Burial followed in the PROSPERITY PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

Born in Laurens County, she was a member of the Prosperity Primitive Baptist Church in Rupert and was a homemaker.

She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Massey Daniel of Warner Robins; her sister, Lois Massey Albritton of Meansville; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Mary Lou D. Massey [November 2, 1908 - August 16, 1999] is buried in Prosperity Primitive Baptist Church in Taylor County beside her husband, Thomas E. Massey [8-20-1906 - 10-18-2002]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 27, 1964

ROY LEE MATHEWS

Final Rites Held For R. L. Mathews Monday Feb. 24.

Funeral services for Roy L. Mathews, 62, who died Saturday night at a local hospital following a short illness, were held at the Oglethorpe Methodist Church Monday.

The Rev. Lewis Strickland, the Rev. Lloyd Seiler and the Rev. Henry Thomas officiated, with burial in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - Not copied.

Mr. Mathews was a farmer, and had resided in Oglethorpe for 30 years. He was a native of Harris County. He was a member of the Corinth Methodist church.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa McMillian Mathews of Oglethorpe; two daughters, Mrs. William Parker of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Walter Holland of Columbus; one brother, J. P. Mathews of Ellaville; and two sisters, Mrs. J. P. Gaines of Leslie and Mrs. J. W. Welch of Ellaville; five grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

[Note: Roy Lee Mathews [February 3, 1902 - February 22, 1964] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Theresa McMillon Mathews [8-10-1902 - 2-5-1990]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 16, 1964

MRS. W. P. [Mabel Fay Wadsworth] MIMS

Mrs. W. P. Mims, Native Of County, Buried Wednesday

Funeral services for Mrs. W. P. Mims, 79, of Americus, who died Tuesday, January 7, at the Plains Convalescent Home after a long illness were held Wednesday from Reese Park Chapel with the Rev. D. J. Blackburn officiating.

A native of Macon County, Mrs. Mims was the former Mabel Fay Wadsworth, daughter of the late Dr. J. C. Wadsworth and Emily Murray Wadsworth. She had resided in Sumter County since 1926 and was a member of the Leslie Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, W. P. Mims; two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Bedenbaugh and Mrs. E. L. Hancock of Americus; one son, W. W. Mims of Oglethorpe; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Burial was in OAK GROVE CEMETERY in Americus.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 18, 1969

WILLIAM THOMAS MASSEY

Services for William Thomas Massey of Perry, 50, who died December 11 at his home after a long illness, were held Saturday at 3 pm in the Church of the Nazarene.

The Rev. W. W. Thompson officiated with burial in the PERRY MEMORIAL GARDENS.

Mr. Massey was a native of Macon County, and had lived in Perry for 10 years, coming here from Unadilla. He was a truck driver and a member of the Church of the Nazarene in Perry.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ovida Smith Massey of Perry; five daughters, Mrs. W. L. Neal of Dunbar, W. Va., Mrs. E. H. Wright, Mrs. Robert Robinson, Mrs. Nancy Parker and Miss Melody Massey, all of Perry; a son Roger Massey of Perry; a sister, Mrs. Marvin Beard of Montezuma; three brothers, George Massey and Arthur Massey, both of Montezuma and Alfred Massey of Americus.

Watson-Hunt Funeral Home was in Charge.

[Note: William T. Massey [May 15, 1919 - December 11, 1969] is recorded as being buried in Perry Memorial Gardens on Hwy 41, north of Perry as well as his wife, Ovida S. Massey [wife of William T., Massey] [10-24-1920 - 5-22-1970]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 14, 1943

WILLIAM MARION MOONEY

William M. Mooney of Andersonville Buried Wednesday.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at the Andersonville Methodist Church for William Marion Mooney, 67, who died Monday at the Riverside Sanatorium in Montezuma. Interment was in RED HILL CEMETERY.

Mr. Mooney had lived for fourteen years in Andersonville and was a native of Bartow County. He was the son of Jesse Mooeny and Mattie Westbrook Mooney and was a member of the Methodist Church. He had been employed at the bauxite mines.

Surviving the deceased are two sons, W. H. Mooney of Andersonville and H. F. Mooney of Americus; eight daughters, Mrs. F. P. Baker of Rome, Mrs. T. A. Willingham of Cedartown; Mrs. W. M. McElhaney of Chattanooga; Mrs. R. R. McElhaney of Chattanooga; Mrs. Ernest Brewer of Nashville, Tenn., Mrs. J. B. Aycock, Mrs. W. J. Justice and Miss Ophelia Mooney of Andersonville, one sister, Mrs. Annie Burdette of Rome; three brothers, Jesse Mooney, Grover Mooney and John Mooney, all of Rome.

[Note: William M. Mooney [April 27, 1876 - October 12, 1943] is buried in Red Hill Cemetery beside. Laura Manous Mooney [5-16-1886 - May 11, 1978]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 14, 1943

MRS. THOMAS E. [Florence Ogburn] MAFFETT

Mrs. Thos. E. Maffett Dies At Home of Daughter in Virginia

Funeral services were held Monday morning at ten o'clock for Mrs. Thomas E. Maffett, resident of Montezuma for many years, who died in Bristol, Va. while on a visit to her daughter, Mrs. Rosa Maffett Baldwin.

Mrs. Maffett had made her home for several years with another daughter, Mrs. T. F. Sharpless of Columbus. She is also survived by one son, T. E. Maffett of Dade City, Fla. and several grandchildren. Interment was in FELTON'S CEMETERY in Montezuma.

Pallbearers were Guy T. Mason, C. S. Hall, Yancey Hill, Robert Fokes, W. H. Martin and Leon Shumate.

[Note: Florence Ogburn Maffett, wiofe of Thomas E. Maffett [June 2, 1865 - October 9, 1943] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, Thomas E. Maffett [Aug. 8, 1860 - July 13, 1932] See his obit.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 17, 1955

JOHN B. MATHIS

Funeral Services Conducted Sunday For John B. Mathis.

Funeral services for John B. Mathis, 84, were held Sunday afternoon in the Oglethorpe Baptist Church, the Rev. Melvin York and the Rev. G. A. Hill officiating. Burial was in RED HILL CEMETERY.

Grandsons of Mr. Mathis served as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Hollis Reeves, John Williams, Bob Stafford, Archie Hill, Wick Hammock, Robert Ellis, James Smith, Jack Ratcliffe, Harvey Shirley, Wilbur Nelson, David English, Jim Hammock, Allen Head, T. O. Webb, James Bentley, Jake Ellis, Carl Ayers, Powell Goolsby and Dr. C. P. Savage.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Russell English and Mrs. Art Ellis, both of Oglethorpe; five sons, Harvey Mathis and Robert Mathis of Oglethorpe, Archie Mathis of Manchester, Johnny Mathis of Gordon and Walker Mathis of Rocky Mount, N.C.; 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 28, 1955

ROBERT ALBERT MC KAY

R. A. McKay, 53, Passes In Atlanta

Funeral services for Robert Albert McKay, 53, of Atlanta, were held Wednesday morning at Patterson Funeral Home in Atlanta. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma, Ga., Wednesday afternoon.

Mr. McKay, the husband of the former Ruth Harrison of Montezuma, died unexpectedly of a heart attack Tuesday in Atlanta.

In addition to his wife, survivors include one son, Dan Harrison McKay of Atlanta and one daughter, Ruth McKay of Atlanta; his mother, Mrs. John J. McKay of Macon and several brothers and sisters.

[Note: Robert A. McKay [ August 3, 1901 - April 26, 1955] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Ruth Harrison McKay [Novembe 3, 1903 - May 17, 1992] "Beloved Wife & Mother"

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 29, 1975

MRS. JOHN WILLIAM [Idoline Shealy] MC KENZIE

Mrs. Idoline Shealy McKenzie died Saturday, January 25, 1975 at St. Francis Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. She was 77 years of age and a native of Macon County. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Montezuma.
Her survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Julian J. Shingler; one granddaughter, Mrs. David W. Parrott; one grandson, Julian J. Shingler, Jr. one great grandson, Walter W. Parrott, all of Charleston, South Carolina
Funeral services were held Tuesday, January 28, at 3 pm at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. Ken Bush officiating. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY;
Pallbearers were L. H. McKenzie, W. H. McKenzie, III, Edwin McKenzie, John McKenzie, John Marvin Brown, M. L. Shealy, Sr., M. L. Shealy, Jr. and Marvin Raines.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Idoline Shealy McKenzie Born - August 5, 1897 - Died January 25, 1975 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, John William McKenzie [Dec. 5, 1894 - Nov. 18, 1935] See his obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 29, 1975

MRS. WILLIAM EDWIN [Cora Shadburn ] MARSHALL, SR.

Mrs. Cora Shadburn Marshall of Montezuma died Thursday, January 23, 1975 at the Americus Sumter County Hospital. She was 90 years of age and a native of Buford, Ga., but had lived in Montezuma since 1905. Until her death, she was the only remaining charter member of the Montezuma Garden Club. She was a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church.
She is survived by one son, William Edwin Marshall of Moultrie, Georgia, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Services were held Sunday, January 26, at Watson-Mathews Funeral Chapel with interment in FELTON CEMETERY. Rev. C. Dick Reese, Jr. officiated.
Pallbearers: Edgar Walker, W. H. Guerry, James W. Dozier, Jim Brown, John McKenzie and Jack Haugabook.

[Note: Cora S. Marshall - Born 1884 - Died 1975 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, William Edwin Marshall, Sr. [1876 - 1946] See his obit.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 28, 1975

WALTER MC MICHAEL MATHEWS, SR.

Walter M. Mathews, Sr. of Butler, Georgia died Sunday, May 25, 1975 at Riverside Hospital following several months' illness. He was 78 years of age. Mr. Mathews was born in Crawford County but had lived in Butler all his life. He was a member of the Butler United Methodist Church; a retired Rural Letter Carrier and also a member of the Rural Letter Carriers Association. He was a Veteran of World War I and a member of the V. F. W.; a member of the American Legion Post No. 124 and a member of the Fickling Masonic Lodge and also a member of The Woodmen of the World.
Funeral services were held Monday, May 26, at 4 pm from the Butler United Methodist Church. Burial was in the BUTLER UNITED METHODIST CHURH CEMETERY. The officiating ministers were Rev. Charles Dennis and Dr. C. W. Hancock.
The pallbearers - Not Copied.
Surviving Mr. Mathews are his wife, Mrs. Lura Cochran Mathews of Butler; two sons, Thomas F. Mathews of Butler and Walter M. Mathews, Jr. of Montezuma; one sister, Mrs. W. F. Gray, Sr. of Butler; one brother, Robert M. Mathews of Charlotte, North Carolina; four grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews.
Arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

[Note: Walter McMichael Mathews - Born June 27, 1896 - Died May 25, 1975 is buried in BUTLER CITY CEMETERY according to "Cemeteries of Taylor County"
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 23, 1975

MERCER HATTEN MITCHAM

MERCEN HATTEN MITCHAM, OWNER OF MITCHAM'S, DIES.
Mercer Hatten Mitcham, 68, of Montezuma died Saturday, April 19, at Riverside Hospital after a short illness.
Mr. Mitcham was a native of Upson Co., and a retired county school superintendent, holding this position in Tift Co., Macon County and Chattahoochee Co. He owned Mitcham's in Montezuma, Oglethorpe and Tifton, Ga. He had lived in Macon County 25 years coming from Tift County, and was a member of Montezuma Baptist Church and the Montezuma Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Bell Fargason Mitcham of Montezuma; one son, Benny Mitcham of Valdosta; one brother, Alton Mitcham of Tifton and two grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday, April 20, 16 2 pm at the Montezuma Baptist Church with burial in OAK RIDGE CEMETERY in Tifton. Rev. Ken Bush, Rev. C. G. Ward, Rev. C. Dick Reese, Jr. and Rev. Tony Mooney officiated.
Pallbearers & Honorary pallbearers - Not Copied.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Homer had charge of arrangements.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 16, 1975

MRS. MARY ELLEN [Bentley] MASSEY

Mrs. Mary Ellen Massey, 58, of Fort Valley died Sunday in a Peach County hospital after a short illness. Services were held at 11 am Tuesday in Hardison Baptist Church. Burial was in GLENHAVEN MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY.
Mrs. Massey, a native of Macon County, was a member of Hardison Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Sandra Davidson of Kathleen and Mrs. Paula Carroll of Macon; a son, Wesley B. Massey of Fort Valley; four sisters, Mrs. Frank McKinley of Atlanta, Mrs. Grover Mitchell of Columbus, Mrs. Willie Kelly of Oglethorpe and Mrs. J. H. Williamson of Perry, a brother, Ed Bentley of Oglethorpe.

[Note: According to the 1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census, Mary Ellen Bentley Massey was a daughter of Thomas Milton Bentley and his wife, Bessie L. Brooks Bentley who are buried at Pine Level Cemetery near Oglethorpe.]
[Note: I have been unable to find her husband's name, anyone having that info, PLEASE RESPOND.


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

MRS. CLIFFORD JAMES [Edith McKenzie] MATHEWS

Mrs. Clifford James Mathews, the former Miss Edith McKenzie, of 1348 Peachtree Battle Avenue, N.W.Atlanta, died April 3. Mrs. Mathews was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Willie Hill McKenzie, Sr. of Montezuma.
Survivors include her husband, two daughters, Mrs. Robert D. Moore of Birmingham, Ala., and Miss Marilyn Mathews of Stone Mountain; a sister, Mrs. George C. Walker of Lynchburg, Va.; three grandchildren, Miss Robbie Parke Moore, Robert D. Moore, Jr. and Clifford McKenzie Moore; and several nephews.
Interment services were held Friday, April 4, at 4 o'clock at CREST LAWN CEMETERY in Atlanta. Canon Charles J. Childs, Jr. Officiated.
 


 Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 26, 1975

MRS. EARL [Cleone Lewis] MC KENZIE, SR.

Mrs. Cleone Lewis McKenzie, a native of Montezuma, passed away Monday, February 24, at the Montezuma Nursing Home. She was 88 years of age. She was a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church where she had taught a Sunday School Class for many years. She was a member of the D.A.R. and U. D., C. She attended Breneau College and graduated from Salem College, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, February 25, at 2 pm in FELTON CEMETERY. The Rev. Dick Reese, Jr. officiated.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Lem Truesdel of Macon, Ga., one son, Earl McKenzie, Jr. of Atlanta; one sister, Mrs. Ruby L. Fokes of Montezuma, five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Cleone Lewis McKenzie - Born September 9, 1886 - Died February 24, 1975 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, Earl McKenzie [Jan. 21, 1883 - Aug. 21, 1936] Obit
[Note: OOOOOPS !!!!! I probably mentioned to you when I posted His obit that his name was incorrectly written as CARL MC KENZIE rather than EARL MC KENZIE. The engraving on the marker is Old English and very difficult to read. It was not until I posted his obit, then went back to see the marker again, that I realized we had mis-read the name originally. DVC


The Daily Sun, Warner Robins, Houston County, Georgia Thursday October 26, 1990

MRS. JAMES D. [Lois Mygrant] McCULLOUGH

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home for Lois M. McCullough, 64, of 257 Ward St., who died Thursday in a local hospital. The Rev. Bill Martin will officiate.
Burial will be in Magnolia Park Cemetery.
Mrs. McCullough, a native of Macon County, had lived in Warner Robins since 1954. She was a retired key punch operator from Robins Air Force BAse. She was the daughter of the late Ben and Maggie Parks Mygrant and a member of Evergreen Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, James D. McCullough, Sr. of Warner Robins; one son, James D. McCullough Jr. of Warner Robins; two daughters, Patricia Padgett of Atlanta and Judy Rodriguez of Tulsa, Okla.; one brother Marvin Mygrant of Oglethorpe; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Family will receive friends at McCullough Funeral Home from 7 until
9 p.m. Friday.
McCullough Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 


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

FREDERICK 0SCAR MC KENZIE

Frederick O. McKenzie of Richmond Hill Road, New Canaan, Ct., a senior partner in the New York law firm of McKenzie, Meaders and Ives, died Sunday, March 15, 1987. He was 84 years old and had lived in New Canaan for many years.
Mr. McKenzie was born in Marshallville, Georgia on March 25, 1902 and was reared in Montezuma. He was graduated from the University of Georgia in 1924 and Harvard Law School in 1927. He then became a member of the New York Bar and practiced law in New York City for 60 years. His areas of interest and expertise were trusts, estates and pension plans.
He was a member of the Downtown Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the Ex-Members of Squadron A, and the University Club in New York City. In New Canaan, Mr. McKenzie had served two terms as President of the New Canaan Historical Society and served on the Board of Trustees of the New Canaan Library.
He is survived by his wife, the former Katharine Cannady of Roanoke, Virginia; two daughters, Adelaide Mirsky of New York and Katharine Noe of Fon du Lac, Wisconsin; two grandsons, Nicholas and Alexander Mirsky and a brother John T. McKenzie of Montezuma, Ga.
A memorial service was held at 11 am Saturday in the First Presbyterian Church of New Canaa.

[Note: Frederick O. McKenzie - Born March 25, 1902 - Died March 15, 1987 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his parents, Oscar McKenzie [1875 - 1933] See his obit & Jamie Frederick McKenzie [1879 - 1957] See her obit.


 

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