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The Macon County Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.

January 16, 1925 - DEATH OF MR. ALLEN ODOM

Mr. Allen Odom of Whitewater, died at his home Saturday night after an illness of some time.
He was one of Macon County's young farmers and was highly thought of by those who knew him.
He leaves his wife, father and mother and several brothers and sisters.
He was buried in the family lot at Pine Level Cemetery sunday morning.
[Note: Allen Odom Born 2-6-1884 Died 1-10-1925]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 15, 1987


Mr. George T. Oakley, 79, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Thursday, July 9, 1987 in Magnolia Manor Nursing Center in Americus, Ga.
Graveside services were held at 11 AM Saturday, July 11, in FELTON CEMETERY. The Rev. LeRoy Obert and the Rev. Freddie Wheeler officiated.
Mr. Oakley was born July 8, 1908 in Fulton County, a son of William and Susan Elizabeth Oakley.
George T. Oakley came to Macon County January, 1936 as an Agricultural Extension Agent.
Much, Much More about his work. He was a past member and past president of Kiwanis Club, a member of the Montezuma Methodist Church and a past member of the board of stewards.
Survivors are his wife, Lillian Shumate Oakley; two daughters, Mrs. Angelyn Tripp of Americus, Mrs. Carol Murray of Buena Vista, Ga., three grandsons, Troy Tripp, Christopher Tripp and Michael Murray, a granddaughter, Grace Murray, two brothers, Herman Oakley of College Park, DeWitt Oakley of Fayetteville, two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Thompson and Mrs. Mae Glass, both of Fairburn.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: George Troy Oakley - Born July 8, 1908 - Died July 9, 1987 is buried in Felton Cemetery]

Citizens & Georgian Montezuma, Ga. March 20, 1969


Final rites for Mrs. B. H. Odom, Sr. 83, of Montezuma who passed away early Monday evening at a local hospital after a lengthy illness, were held Wednesday afternoon, March 19, from the First Baptist Church, Montezuma.
The Rev. Kenneth Bush and the Rev. C. G. Ward officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Pallbearers were Thomas Law, Neal Law, Roy Law, Jeff Law, Lawrence Odom and Leon Odom.
A native of Macon County, Mrs. Odom was the former Lula Law, daughter of the late C. N. and Elizabeth Peaster Law. She was the widow of the late B. H. Odom, Sr. and was a member of the First Baptist Church, Montezuma.
Survivors include two daughters, Miss Lucille Odom of Montezuma and Miss Annette Odom of New York City; three sons, Ralph Odom of Montezuma, Elton H. Odom of Perry and B. H. Odom, Jr. of Augusta; and three grandchildren. Mrs. Wayne Mercer of Warner Robins, Stanley and Chuck Odom of Perry.
[Note: Lula Law Odom Born January 1, 1886 Died March 17, 1969 is buried in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery in Montezuma beside her husband, Berryman H. Odom, Sr. [Oct. 21, 1880 Oct. 4, 1954]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 7, 1954


B. H. Odom Dies Suddenly Tuesday; Services Wednesday.

Berryman H. Odom, a lifelong resident of Macon County, passed away suddenly at his residence in Montezuma Monday afternoon. He was a retired farmer, and was the son of the late Lucretia Underwood and Sheppard Albert Odom.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Montezuma Baptist Church with the Rev. C. G. Ward officiating. Interment was in the BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lula Law Odom; two daughters, Miss Lucile Odom of Montezuma and Miss Annette Odom of Kansas City, Mo.; three sons, Ralph Odom of Montezuma, B. H. Odom, Jr. U.S.Army, Tokyo, Japan and E. H. Odom of Perry; and two grandchildren.

Active pallbearers were Neal Law, Roy Law, Calhoun Kelley, Leon Odom, S. A. Odom and W. H. Posey.

Honorary Pallbearers were Leslie Williams, Guard Satterfield, Mack Ham, Sam Batton, R. L. Merritt, Derrick Irby, Dr. C. P. Savage, J. H. O'Daniel, M. J. Thompson, P. G. Poteet, David Lacey, Phillip Piper, L. M. Hicks and J. S. Croxton.

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

[Note: Berryman H. Odom, Sr. [Octtober 21, 1880 - October 4, 1954] "Daddy" is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside Lula Law Odom [January 1, 1886 - March 17, 1969] "Mama" See her Obit.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 20, 2000


Clarence Odom of Rt. 1 Box 271, Oglethorpe, Died Monday December 11, 2000.

Services will be held at New Life Baptist Church in Oglethorpe with burial in ODOM FAMILY CEMETERY. Rev. Gene Longina and Troy Fripp officiating. Mr. Odom was born in Macon County and is retired from the City of Oglethorpe and was a farmer. He was a member of New Life Baptist Church.

Survived by some nieces and nephews. Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangement.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 12, 1984


Services For Clemon Odom, 68, of Oglethorpe.
Mr. Clemon Odom, age 68, of Oglethorpe, Georgia, died Friday September 7, 1984 in the Macon County Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sunday September 9, in Whitewater Baptist Church at 4:30 pm Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS. The Rev. Homer Fowler and the Rev. Gene Wilson officiated.
Mr. Odom, a life long resident of Macon County, was born November 27, 1915, the son of Allen Odom and Lelia Shirah Odom. He was the retired owner of Odom's Grocery and the retired school bus driver of Bus # 2, after 22 years. He was a member and active deacon of Whitewater Baptist Church and a former tgreasurer.
Survivors are his wife, Coreane Layfield Odom of Oglethorpe; two sons, Ray Odom of Oglethorpe and Rex Odom of Dothan Alabama; one brother, Howard Odom of Columbus, Georgia; one Step-brother, Douglas Griggers of Montezuma; one Step-sister, Mrs. Ruby Parks of Montezuma; five grandchildren.
Pallbearers - & Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Clemon Odom - Born November 27, 1915 - Died September 7, 1984 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Coreane L. Odom [8-21-1923 - August 2004]

Macon County News Leader - Montezuma, Ga. August 12, 2004

MRS. CLEMON [Coreane Layfield] ODOM

Services For Mrs. Coreane Layfield Odom of Macon, Burial in Oglethorpe
Coreane Layfield Odom of 3350 Hillcrest Avenue, Macon, Georgia died Sunday, August 8, 2004 in a local nursing home. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. August 10, at the Hillcrest United Methodist Church with Dr. Charles Chapman and Deacon Gene Simmons officiating. The Graveside Service and burial followed at 3 p.m. in the OGLETHORPE CITY CEMETERY. Flowers were accepted or donations may be made to Hillcrest United Methodist Church, 3350 Hillcrest Avenue, Macon, Georgia 31204.
The family can be contacted at the residence of the Rev. Rex Odom, 195 W. Ridge Circle, Macon, or the residence of Mitchel Ray Odom, 331 Old Perry Road, Marshallville.
Mrs. Odom was a member of Hillcrest United Methodist Church and a long time member of Whitewater Baptist Church in Oglethorpe. She co-owned and operated Odom Grocery Store for 26 years.
Survivors include sons: Mitchel Ray Odom [Shirley] of Marshallville and the Reverend Rex Odom [Lynn] of Macon; sisters; Iva Gentry of Fort Valley, Christine Griffin of Oglethorpe and Dorothy Stafford of Dawson; brother; Carl Layfield of Columbus; six grandsons and six great grandchildren. Her grandsons served as pallbearers.
Hart's Mortuary in Macon had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Coreane L. Odom - Born August 21, 1923 - Died August 8, 2004 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Clemon Odom [11-27-1915 - 9-7-1984]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 5, 1945


Funeral Services Held Sunday For Ed Odom, 63.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, July 1, for Mr. Ed Odom, who died suddenly at his residence near Ideal later Friday afternoon.

Mr. Odom, who was 63 years of age, was a life-long resident of Macon County, having been born here in 1882. He was the son of the late Dempsey and Martha Odom, both natives of this county. Mr. Odom, a Mason, was a member of the White Water Baptist Church. His wife, Mrs. Nancy Margaret [Cromer] Kelley Odom, preceded him in death last October.

Survivors include one son, Reuben Odom of Ideal; and three brothers, David Odom of Andalusia, Ala.; Marshal Odom of Unadilla and Cleve Odom of Ideal.

Funeral services were conducted from the White Water Baptist Church, the Rev. David Kight officiating, assisted by the Rev. Carl Ayers and interment was in the KELLEY CEMETERY.

Pallbearers were Tommie Lae, William Kelley, Onnie Kelley, Arthur Kelley, Robert Kelley and Robert Hunt. The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Ed Odom [May 18, 1880 - June 29, 1945] is buried in the Kelley Family Cemetery beside his wife, Nancy Margaret Cromer Odom [June 6, 1865 - October 27, 1944] Nancy was the wife of Wm. Frank Kelley [1860 - 1906] also buried in Kelley Cem.

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Dec.3,1953


Mrs. Bert Howell Odom passed away in a local hospital at 4:30 Wednesday morning following an illness of several months.
She had been a resident of Montezuma and Macon County for 30 years.
Survivors include her husband E. W. Odom; four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Coogle of Americus, Mrs. Ida Bowden of Montezuma;
Mrs. Adie Loper of Ashburn; Mrs. Alva Stewart of Eastman and one brother, Steve Howell of Montezuma.
Funeral services will be held this afternoon, Thursday, at 3:30 from the Cedar Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Warren of
Cordele officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery [Cedar Valley Cemetery]
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home of Montezuma is in charge of arrangements.
[Note: I do NOTfind a marked grave in Cedar Valley Cemetery for Mrs. Bert Howell Odom]

The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian
Merged Oct. 1, 1931 October 13, 1932

Ideal, Ga. Oct. 13 -The funeral service of Mr. Genie Odom was held at the Odom Cemetery near Whitewater Church October 11th,
services were conducted by Rev. E. L. Jenkins in the presence of relatives and friends. He had been sick for a long time and suffered
greatly until death gave him relief.
The pallbearers were Mr. William Kelley, Mr. Howard Barfield, Mr. Jno. Cromer, Mr. G. L. Ivey, Mr. Jno. Worsham and Mr. Henry Bodrey.
[Note: There is No Marked Grave in the Odom Cemetery for Mr. Genie Odom - there are however eleven (11) unmarked adult slabs in this cemetery next to John Odom.
In 1900 census of Macon Co., Ga. Eugene Odom is 26 years old,[ born about 1874 died 1932] with a wife, Connie 20 years old No marked grave for her either]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 17, 1956


Henry C. Odom, 36, Killed In Auto-Train-Accident Sunday.

Funeral services were held Tuesday for Henry Cleve Odom, 36, of Byromville, who was killed when his automobile and a train colliede near Byromville Sunday. Burial was in CEDAR VALLEY CEMETERY.

Survivors include his wife [not named], a daughter, Linda Sue Odom of Byromville; his mother, Mrs. Mary Odom of Ideal; two brothers, Luther Odom of Oglethorpe and Clarence Odom of Ideal; and a sister, Mrs. Mabel Patrick of Ideal.

[Note: Henry Odom [August 14, 1920 - May 13, 1956] Pvt. Co. A. 25th Training Bn. WWII - is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery]

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian-Mch. 11,1937

J. C. Odom

Montezuma, Ga. March 9th - Friends of the family were greatly shocked by the tragic death in a motorcycle accident on last Sunday of J. C. Odom, former Montezuma boy, and extend heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Odom, in the loss of their only son.
Mr. and Mrs. Odom were residents of the Montezuma district for many years, before they moved to Clinchfield, and J. C. was a student at the Montezuma school.

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Sept. 6, 1951


Cordele, Ga. Mrs. Alice Odom, the widow of Joe Odom, died Tuesday night, August 28, at her home in Warwick.
She had been in declining health for several months.
Mrs. Odom was born in Macon County, daughter of the late Shep and Lucrecia Underwood Odom. She had resided at Warwick 53 years
and was a member of the Baptist Church.
Other survivors include four sons, _ I. Odom of Warwick; G. S. Odom of Albany, W. H. and A. M. Odom of Warwick; four daughters,
Mrs. _attie Lou Posey and Mrs. C. H. __ade of Warwick; Mrs. Clyde __umble of Albany and Mrs. Randolph Payne of Stumpy Point,
N. C. two brothers, J. C. Odom of Clinchfield and B. H. Odom of Montezuma. Twenty grandchildren and six great-grandchildren also survive.
Funeral services were held Thursday at Acorn Pond Church near Cordele with interment in the __om Cemetery. The rites were conducted by the
Rev. M. J. ___ and Dekle Funeral Home was in charge.
[Note: Parts of this Obituary were missing but I thought you would be interested in this much.]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 7, 1949


Josh Cleveland "Clevie" Odom, a farmer in the Pine Level Community, passed away suddenly at his home Monday night, April 4th. Mr. Odom was apparently in good health and his death came as a shock to his family and friends.
Mr. Odom is survived by his wife, the former Mary Wainwright of Macon County, one daughter, Mrs. Lucy Patrick of near Oglethorpe, four sons, Henry Odom of Macon, Luther Odom and Clarence Odom of Macon County and William Odom of Dooly County; one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Mayo of Macon and a brother, Marshall Odom of Americus.
Funeral services were held from the White Water Baptist Church, Tuesday afternoon with interment in the Odom Cemetery. The Rev. Mr. Childers of Taylor's Mill, officiated.
Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge.
[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in the Odom Cemetery for Josh C. Odom Born about 1887 [he was 13/1900 census of Macon Co., Ga.] Died April 4, 1949.
1850 Macon County, Ga. Census
ODOM, Dempsey 52 Farmer GA
Martha [wife] 47 SC
Della dau. 23 GA
Abraham F. son 20 Ga
Sarah H. L. dau. 19 GA
Daniel E. son 18 GA
John A. son 16 GA
JOSH C. son 13 GA*********
William H. son 10 Ga
Dempsey J. son 7 Ga
Mollie E. dau. 3 GA
[Note: There is one section of 11 Adult Unmarked Graves and I think they might be some of this family.

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


Mrs. Leila Odom Buried Saturday At Perry
Final rites for Mrs. Leila L. Odom, 87, of Perry, were held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon, January 30, 1965 in the chapel of Gardner Watson Funeral Home in Perry. The Rev. U. W. Rollins and the Rev. James M. Teresi officiated and burial was in the PERRY CEMETERY.
Mrs. Odom died thursday at the Christ Sanctified Holy Church Home for the Aged near Perry after a long illness. She had been a resident at the home since October 23, 1961.
She was born and reared in Macon County but had lived near Perry for many years and was a member of the Houston Lake Baptist Church.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. B. H. Odom of Montezuma; a brother, Leonard Law of Albany; a sister-in-law, Mrs. Tommie Law of Oglethorpe; 14 nieces and nephews.

[Note: Leila Law Odom - Born September 4, 1877 - Died January 28, 1965 is buried at EVERGREEN CEMETERY in Perry beside her husband, J. C. Odom [1-25-1875 - 3-19-1953] and a son, J. C. Odom, Jr. [12-23-1908 - 3-7-1937]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 27, 1999

MRS. LINDA [Chambley] ODOM

Linda Chambley Odom, 50, of 107 Walnut Street Montezuma, Georgia passed away Thursday January 21, 1999. Funeral services were held Monday at 11 am in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma. Burial followed in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Reverend Cedric Jones officiated.
Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Sam Chambley and Nell Martin. She attended the Community Friendship Church in Montezuma.
She is survived by her two sons, Kenny Odom of Oglethorpe, Georgia and Michael Odom of Ft. Valley, Georgia, Her brother, Mark Chambley of Duson, Louisiana, and sister, Tonya Hobbs of Oglethorpe, Ga.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Citizens & Georgian . Montezuma, Ga. March 18, 1992


Miss Mildred Lucille Odom, 88, of Route 1, Montezuma, died Wednesday, March 11, 1992 in the Oaks Nursing Home, Marshallville.
Services were held on Thursday, March 12, in the First Baptist Church, Montezuma. Dr. Randy Gregg officiated and burial was in the Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery.
Miss Odom, a life long resident of Macon County, was born September 29, 1903, the daughter of Berryman H. Odom. Sr. and Lula Law Odom. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, a member of Bethany Bible Sunday School Class and a Sunday School teacher. She was a retired employee of Kroger Peanut Mill and of Riverside Hospital.
Survivors are three brothers, Ralph Odom of Montezuma, Elton H. Odom of Perry and B. H. Odom of Augusta, a sister, Miss Annette Odom of Montezuma; a niece, Sharon Rooney; two nephews, Stanley Odom and Charles Odom, a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.
[Note:Mildred Lucille Odom - Born September 29, 1903 - Died March 11, 1992 "Daughter" is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her father, Berryman H. Odom, Sr. [Oct. 21, 1880 - Oct 4, 1954]



Citizens & Ceorgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 1, 1997


Mr. Thomas M. Odom, 82, of 506 Harris St.., Montezuma, died Sunday, December 29, at the Flint River Community Hospital. Funeral Services were held at 2 pm Monday, December 30, 1996 in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. The Rev. Richard Aultman officiated.
Mr. Odom was born January 7, 1914 in Macon, Ga. the son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Odom. He was a Self-employed Brick Mason and a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Julia Deese Odom of Montezuma; Two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Bartlett of Montezuma, Mrs. Carolyn Poole of Ideal; Son, Thomas M. Odom, Jr. of Wrightsville, Two sisters, Mrs. Ray Eubanks and Mrs. May Cochran, both of Thomaston. Ten Grandchildren and 10 Great grandchildren.

[Note: Thomas M. Odom, Sr. - Born - January7, 1914 - Died December 29, 1996 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery [3rd part of Section B - Row 1-2] beside his wife, Julia D. Odom [April 10, 1919 - November 23, 1999] See her Obit.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 31, 1955



S. A. Odom, Sr. Dies At Americus.

Funeral services for S. A. Odom, Sr. were conducted Thursday afternoon, March 24, from the First Baptist Church in Americus, with the Rev. R. Cranfill Brown, officiating. Interment was in SUNNY SIDE CEMETERY in Cordele.

Mr. Odom, 41, died unexpectedly March 23 at an Americus hospital. He was a native of Macon County and was employed by the Central of Georgia Railway.

Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Willa Musselwhite; one son, S. A. Odom, Jr.; a daughter, Diane, all of Americus and one brother, W. L. Odom of Decatur.

[Note: In 1920 Census of Macon Co., Ga. I find: HH 402 - 770th Dist. 2-4-1920]

ODOM, Shepard A. 37 m/w m'd rents ggg [1883 - 3-26-1935] Odom Cem. Unmarked - Obit

Julia [Parks] wife 36 f/w m'd ggg [ 1884 - June 1937] Odom Cem. Unmarked - Obit

Shephard A., Jr. son 6 m/w s ggg *********

Walter [?] son 1 m/w s ggg


BUTLER HERALD November 19, 1907

 Abstracted by Marilyn N. Windham


 Miss Mary Ogburn died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Maffett in Oglethorpe, Mrs. Maffett was her sister. She was a daughter of the late, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Ogburn. She also had a sister, Mrs. Sallie Ogburn Tittle of Hahira. She was 50 years old, Baptist and funeral was held at PINE LEVEL CEMETERY.

 [Note: Mary P. Ogburn Born October 7, 1857 Died November 10, 1907 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery]


 Otis Eldridge Ogburn, prominent farmer and community leader, died suddenly of a heart attack shortly before noon on Wednesday, October 23, at Sams and Whatley Hospital in Reynolds. He was 69 years of age.

 Mr. Ogburn was born in Macon County on March 8, 1894, the son of the late William H. and Lou Dixon Ogburn and had resided here his entire life. He served on the Macon County Board of Education for eleven years before retiring in June 1963, and was also a former member of the Board of County Commissioners.

 He was a prominent farmer in the Hicks District and a veteran of World War I. His wife, Mrs. Mattie Emma Hartley Ogburn, survives him.

 Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. James A. Dykes of Reynolds; one son, Otis H. Ogburn of Decatur; and one sister, Mrs. J. C. Council of Waycross.

 Funeral services were conducted Thursday October 24, from Lucy Chapel of Goddard Funeral Home in Reynolds. The Rev., W. W. Whaley, pastor of the Reynolds Methodist church officiated and burial was in HILL CREST CEMETERY in Reynolds.

 [Note: Otis Eldridge Ogburn Born March 3, 1894 Died October 23, 1963 is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery in Reynolds [Taylor Co.], Ga. beside his wife, Mattie E. Hartley Ogburn [1892 1984]


Citizens & Georgian Montezuma , Ga. May 21, 1959


 Joel Kevin Oldham

 Graveside services for Joel Kevin Oldham, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Oldham of Montezuma, were conducted Friday morning in FELTON CEMETERY .  The Rev. C. G. Ward officiated.  The baby died in a local hospital Thursday morning.

  Survivors other than the parents are one brother, Eddie, of Montezuma; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Randolph of Poplar, N.C.; and a number of aunts and uncles.

  Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note: Joel Kevin Oldham  May 14, 1959 ] The only date.


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


Mrs. Kate B. Oliver, Red Cross Leader, Passes Tuesday.
Mrs. Kate B. Oliver, active in civic and Red Cross work in Atlanta for many years, died late Tuesday afternoon at the Peach County Hospital in Fort Valley.
Mrs. Oliver had been visiting her daugher, Mrs. J. M. [Mary Jim Oliver] Walker at Marshallville when she was stricken with a heart attack two weeks ago.
Mrs. Oliver was a native of Atlanta and was for 12 years in charge of public relations for the Atlanta Chapter, American Red Cross.
She was a member of many civic and professional groups, including the Pilot Club, Woman's Chamber of Commerce and the Business and Professional Women's Club.
She had planned to retire February 1, and would have been 72 years old in April.
Besides her daughter, she is survived by three brothers, Oby Brewer, president of George Muse Clothing Co.; C. B. Brewer, president of Brewer-Head Co., real estate and T. E. Brewer, Vice President of Brewer-Head, all of Atlanta; and two sisters, Mrs. Pitney A. Williams and Mrs. Theo H. Abbey, also of Atlanta.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 1, 1978


Mrs. Lollie Culler Oliver of Montezuma died Sunday, February 26, 1978 at the Montezuma Nursing Home. She was 88 years of age. she was a native of Houston County but had lived in Montezuma for many years. She was a retired civil service employee and a member of the Montezuma Music Lovers' Club and a member of the Montezuma First Baptist Church.
Surviving Mrs. Oliver are a daughter, Mrs. Aughtry O. Averill of Montezuma; three sisters, Mrs. Kellette Heys of Americus, Mrs. Edith Osborne of Rosmon, North Carolina; Miss Mary Buchanan of Macon, Ga. two brothers, Jim M. Culler of Marshallville, John Culler of Lexintgon, Ky. She had two grandchildren, George Averill of Columbus and Mrs. Aughtry Ann Brownett of St. Augustine, Florida and three great-grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Oliver were held at 3:30 pm Monday at the Montezuma Baptist Church. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY with Rev. Ken Bush and Rev. C. G. Ward, officiating. Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Lollie Culler Oliver - Born May 29, 1889 - Died February 26, 1978 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Lorena L. Culler, wife of John L. Culler # [Oct. 3, 1864 - April 28, 1904]

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 Citizens & Georgian Montezuma, Ga.  November 19. 1942

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 Citizen & Georgian Montezuma, Ga. November 19, 1942


 Marvin T. Oliver, 35, of Ideal, who was found fatally injured early Saturday morning by W. C. Chapman and brought to a Montezuma hospital, died Saturday afternoon. He had sustained the injuries Friday night in the wreck of his pickup truck on the Rupert road north of Ideal and had remained unattended until Chapman came along.

  Funeral services were held for Oliver Monday in the afternoon at the Ideal Baptist Church with interment at the IDEAL CEMETERY. The Rev. Carl Ayers read the service.

  The deceased is survived by his mother, Mrs. Mary L. Oliver and oane brother, Charlie Oliver. He was born in Macon County and lived in Ideal.

  Pallbearers & Honorary Pallbearers Not Copied.

[Note: Marvin T. Oliver [7-2-1906 11-14-1942] is buried in Ideal Cem. beside his parents: Charlie M. Oliver [1872 1937] Obit & Mary L. OIliver [1880 1972]


W. H. Oliver, 72, Buried Tuesday At Ellaville.
Last rites for William H. Oliver, 72, of Americus, who died Sunday night at the Veterans Hospital in Dublin, after a long illness, were held Tuesday at 11 a.m. from Reese Park Chapel with Dr. Harold A. Collins and the Rev. Vernard Robertson officiating.
Mr. Oliver was born in Macon County and had lived in Americus since 1942. He was a veteran of World War Two and a member of George Washington Lodge 395, F & AM of Ellaville, and the First Baptist Church of Americus.
He is survived by his widow, the former Lucy DeVane; six daughters, Mrs. Mary Glaze and Mrs. Horace Cordell of Jacksonville, Fla., Mrs. Lucy Grace Criswell, of Milledgeville, Mrs. Henrietta Musslewhite of Macon, Mrs. Annette O'Neal and Miss Jewell Oliver, both of Americus; one sister, Mrs. W. H. Phillips of Ideal; two brothers, T. E. Oliver of Ellaville and E. J. Oliver of Columbus and 14 grandchildren.
Burial was in ELLAVILLE CEMETERY with Masonic Rites at graveside.

Note: According to the "History of Schley County" pg. 544, William H. Oliver - Born March 23, 1892 - Died 12-13-1964 and is buried in the Ellaville Cemetery.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 1, 1958


Montezuma Native Dies Of Bullet Wound In Decatur.
Atlanta, Ga. - E. Paul O'Shields, 53, former owner of a Decatur Automobile agency, was found dead Tuesday morning at an automobile service firm in Decatur, of a bullet wound in the head.
Mr. O'Shields' body was discovered slumped over a desk in an office he maintained in the auto repair garage. A .38 caliber pistol was lying beside him on the floor, DeKalb County police said.
He was the owner of the O'Shields Buick Agency which was recently liquidated. At the time of his death, Mr. O'Shields was associated with the Automobile Leasing Systems, Inc.
He was born in Montezuma, and had lived in Atlanta since 1942. His home was at 804 Oakdale Rd., N.E.. He was a Shriner, a member of the Decatur Exchange Club and Holy Trinity Episcopal Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Wednesday in Trinity Chapel. The Rev. Harry Tisdale and the Rev. Wilson Sneed officiated and burial was in WESTVIEW CEMETERY.
Surviving are his wife, thr former Martha Frances Wilson of Atlanta; son, Paul W. O'Shields, and a daughter, Miss Sally O'Shields, both of Atlanta; three brothers, Roy and Dewey O'Shields of Atlanta, James Edward O'Shields of New York City; and four sisters, Mrs. F. A. Millians of Valdosta, Mrs. Z. W. Kirkland of Nichols, Mrs. Maurice Grogg of Baltimore, Md. and Miss Mattie O'Shields of Atlanta.

[Note: E. Paul O'Shields was a son of John T. O'Shields and Martha Ella O'Shields who are buried in Felton Cemetery.

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Friday January 6, 1922


The many friends of Mrs. Fred O'Shields, in Oglethorpe and surrounding community, deeply sympathize with her in the double sorrow that has recently come to her.
On December 9, 1921, her husband, Mr. Fred Perry O'Shields passed away after ten days serious illness, when, just three weeks later, on December 30, the Death Angel claimed the precious baby boy, little Fred, Jr. twenty-one months old, it seemed more than could be borne. Both father and little son were laid to rest in the cemetery at Montezuma [FELTON CEMETERY].
Mr. O'Shields was a hero of the World War, having served in the army about two years, and was severly wounded while in France, but he had seemingly recovered from these wounds, and until a few weeks before his death seemed to be in splendid health.
Then when the baby boy, the sunshine of the home, was taken, this came as the climax of sorrow.
We cannot understand why, this little family circle should have been so suddenly broken up and can only bow in humble submisson to the will of Him "Who doeth all things well".
To the broken hearted wife and mother may God be very near in this dark hour. Loved ones mourn with her in this great sorrow, the only consolation being that this parting is notforever. May the Heavenly Father sustain her through life and reunite them in the unbreakable circle of Heaven, some day. A Friend.

[Note: Fred Perry O'Shields - Born February 1, 1896 - Died - December 9, 1921 is buried in FELTON CEMETERY as well as Fred Perry O'Shields, Jr. - Born March 20, 1920 - Died December 30, 1921 in the O'Shields Family lot.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 31, 1980


Graveside services were held on Monday, December 22 at 3:30 pm in FELTON CEMETERY for Miss Mattie O'Shields, Blowing Rock, N.C. Miss O'Shields died on December 21 in a Blowing Rock Hospital. Rev. Bill Deakins officiated.
Miss O'Shields was a native of Monroe, Ga. and had resided in Atlanta most of her life. She was a retired Tax Accountant for the State of Georgia.
Survivors include a sister, Mrs. Frank Milliams of Valdosta; a brother, James E. O'Shields of Blowing Rock, N.C.; two nephews, D. Frank A. Milliams, and Dr. Paul W. O Shields, both of Atlanta; and two nierces, Mrs. William Lattimer of Washing, Ga. and MMrs. Beverly Johnson of Ashburn, Ga.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Note: Mattie O'Shields - Born July 10, ;1891 - Died December 21, 1980 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Martha Ella O'Shields [4-15-1868 - Sept. 2, 1957 & John T. O'Shields [5-14-1861 - 9-27-1918] See his Obit - These are probably Mattie O'Shields' parents.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 29, 1962


W. T. O'Shields Buried Saturday At Oglethorpe.
Oglethorpe, - Funeral services for William Thomas O' Shields, 69, who died Friday, were held Saturday at the graveside at Oglethorpe Cemetery with the Rev. F. M. York officiating.
He was a retired civil engineer and was a former prison warden of Macon County.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. W. R. Latimer of Atlanta; four sisters, Miss Mattie O' Shields of Atlanta, Mrs. Z. W. Kirkland of Nichols, Mrs. Frank Millians of Valdosta and Mrs. Maurice Gragg of Baltimore, Md.; three brothers, J. E. O' Shields of New York City, Roy O' Shields of Wheeling, W. Va., and Dewey O' Shields of Nichols.
Smith tindol Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: William Thomas O'; Shields - Born January 12, 1893 - Died Masrch 23, 1962 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Imogene McBride O' Shields [5-9-1896 - Sept. 24, 1961]

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


Mrs. O'Shields Passes At Home Of Daughter.
Mrs. Imogene McBride O'Shields, of Atlanta, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. R. Latimer, Jr., Sunday evening, September 24, 1961. Even though Mrs. O'Shields had not been well for several months, her death was unexpected.
Funeral services were held in Atlanta on Tuesday morning with graveside services in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY in the afternoon. The Rev. F. M. York, pastor of the local Baptist Church was in charge of the local services.
She is survived by her husband, Willie O'Shields, her daughter, two grandchildren, one brother, Julian McBride of Cordele and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. O'Shields was a native of Oglethorpe and even though she had not lived here for many years, had visited here on numerous occasions.

[Note: Imogene McBride O'Shields - Born May 9, 1896 - Died September 24, 1961 and is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, William Thomas O'Shields [January 12, 1893 - March 23, 1962]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 1, 1961


M-Sgt. Overby To Be Buried Here Saturday.
Master Sgt. Raymond Overby, stationed at Donaldson A. F. Base, S. C. was killed in an airplane crash at Tacoma, Washington, May 24, 1961.
His wife is the former Mary Parks of Montezuma, who now resides in Greenville, S. C. Other survivors are two daughters, Helen Overby of Lake Dallas, Texas and Josephine Overby of Greenville, S.C.; two sons, Tommy Overby of Lake Dallas, Texas and George Ray Overby of Greenville, S.C.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday afternoon at the First Baptist Church in Montezuma, with the Rev. C. G. Ward officiating. Interment will follow in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY with full Military Rites. Pallbearers will be military personnel from Donaldson A. F. Base.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

[Note; Raymond "Ray" Edward Overby - Born September 27, 1921 - Died May 24, 1961 Oklahoma M/Sgt 22nd Troop Car. Sq. A. WWII - Korea - "Daddy" is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside Mary Parks ":Sister" Overby [January 28, 1922 - August 20, 1986] "Mom"

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 27, 1986


Mrs. Mary Parks Overby, 64, of Greenville, S.C. died Wednesday, August 20,1986. Funeral services were held Saturday, August 23, at 4 pm in the chapel of Thomas McAfee Funeral Home. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma at 11 am, Monday, August 25. The Rev. Jack Neill officiated.
Mrs. Overby, a native of Macon County, lived in Greenville for the past thirty years. She was a licensed practical nurse and the wife of the late Raymond Overby.
Survivors are her daughter, Mrs. Jo Smith of Greenville; a son, George Ray Overby of Seattle, Washington; a brother, George H. Parks of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. Clifford Dennis and Mrs. Eva Mae Frank, both of Montezuma; a grandson, George Randall Smith of Greenville.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

[Note: Mary Parks Overby "Sister" - Born January 28, 1922 - Died - August 20, 1986 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery [Section A - Row 2-165] beside her husband, Raymond Edward Overby [Sept. 27, 1921 - May 24, 1961] Obit


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


C. M. Ozier, 73, Native of City, Passes Suddenly.
Funeral services for Claude McLendon Ozier, 73 year old native of Montezuma, were held Thursday afternoon, December 10, at the First Methodist Church in Kosciusko, Mississippi. The pastor, the Rev. A. Y. Brown, officiated and burial was in the City Cemetery [KOSCIUSIO, MISS. CEMETERY].
Mr. Ozier, a Kosciuski merchant and civic leader, died suddenly in a doctor's office on December 8, apparently of a heart attack. He had been in ill health for several months.
Born in Montezuma, he had made his home in Kosciusko since 1921 and had varied business interest there. He was in the lumber business for a number of years, but in recent years owned and operated Firestone Home and Auto Store.
He was a member of the First Methodist Church and active in church affairs, serving for a number of years as a steward. He was a director in the Merchants and Farmers Bank and in the Kosciusko Building and Loan Association.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Inez Crosby Ozier of Kosciusko; two daughters, Mrs. Betty Jean Ozier Stewart of Kosciusko and Mrs. Shirley Ozier Cook of Whippany, N. J.; two sons, William R. Boone of New Orleans and Lt. Kenneth C. Boone of Ft. Bliss, Texas; three sisters, Miss Bobbie Ozier, Mrs. Mattie Hicks and Mrs. Mamie Peterson, all of Montezuma; and seven grandchildren.

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


Funeral Services Held Sunday For Miss Leah Ozier.
Miss Leah Ozier passed away April 22, 1961 at a local hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were held at the Montezuma Methodist Church Sunday, April 23, with the Rev. C. C. Edmundson officiating. Interment was in FELTON CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Not Copied. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.
The deceased was born in Montezuma and had resided here all her life. She was a retired employee of the Southeastern Telephone Co., and was more recently employed by Turssell Electric Co.
She was a member of the Montezuma Methodist Church.
Survivors are two brothers, R. E. Ozier of Bowden, Ga., C. M. Ozier of Kosciusko, Miss.; three sisters, Mrs. W. C. Peterman of Byromville, Mrs. J. B. Hicks and Miss Bobbie Ozier of Montezuma and a number of nieces and nephews.

[Note: Leah Ozier - Born July 26, 1899 - Died April 22, 1961 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Bobbie Ozier [9-27-1894 - 5-4-1970]

Citizens & Georgian Montezuma, Ga. August 8, 1963


 Robert Edgar Ozier, 82, former resident of Montezuma and a mathematics teacher in the local high school for over 25 years, died Tuesday, July 30, in Jubal Watts Memorial Hospital in Bowdon, Ga. He had been in failing health for several years.

 Born and reared in Macon County, Mr. Ozier was the son of the late Robert Garrison and Catherine McClendon Ozier. He retired from the teaching profession some years ago and moved from Montezuma to Bowdon in 1954. He had taught at Vienna, Byromville, Fort Gaines and at Reinhart College, Waleska, prior to coming to Montezuma. He was a member of the Bowdon Methodist Church.

 Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Philip Weber of York, Penn.; two sons, C. C. Ozier and Robert L. Ozier, both of Bowdon; three sisters, Mrs. Brown Hicks and Miss Bobbier Ozier, both of Montezuma, and Mrs. W. C. Peterman of Byromville; one brother, Claude M. Ozier, of Kosciusko, Miss.; and ten grandchildren.

 Funeral services were conducted Thursday, August 1, from the Bowdon Methodist Church with the Rev. Shelton Adams and Rev. Bert Tapley officiating. Interment was in FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma, with graveside rites at 5 pm, Rev. Steve Johnson and Dr. B. E. Donehoo officiated.

 Stutts and Wynn Funeral Home of Bowdon was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Robert Edgar Ozier Born September 22, 1880 Died July 30, 1963 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Daisy C. Ozier [July 11, 1892 Oct. 27, 1953] See her obit.




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