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Macon County News Leader - Montezuma, Ga. March 2004

MRS. HERBERT GLENN [Josephine Smith] PAGE, SR.

Josephine Page, 90, of Byromville, Georgia, passed away Monday, March 15, 2004. Funeral services were held at 3:30 pm Tuesday, March 16, in the Byromville United Methodist Church. Burial followed in the PAGE CEMETERY in Dooly County. Rev. Eddie Braswell officiated.

Born in Atlanta, Georgia, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Summer Smith and Nora Powell Smith. She was the widow of Herbert Glenn Page, Sr. She was a retired bank teller from the Bank of Byromville. She was a member of the Byromville United Methodist Church, where she served as a teacher of the Adult Ladies Sunday School class and the United Methodist Women. She was a past president of the Byromville Woman's Club. She was predeceased by her son: Herbert Glenn Page, Jr.

She is survived by her children: Virginia Page Jeter of Byromville and Lynn Page Whittaker of Alexandria, Virginia and grandchildren: Church Whittaker of Bainbridge, Page Jeter of Byromville and Robert Jeter of Byromville.

Family may be contacted at the residence of Bob and Virginia Jeter, Byromville, Georgia 31007

In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be sent to the Byromville United Methodist Church or the American Alzheimer Association.

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

[Note: Josephine Smith Page - Born May 23, 1913 - Died March 15, 2004 is buried in Page Family Cemetery in Dooly Co., Ga. Row 2-30 - beside her husband, Herbert Glenn Page [Sept 15, 1911 - Sept. 27, 1975] Row 2-29


 

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

MISS MARION LOUISE [Teer] PAGE

Miss Marion Louise [Teer] Page, 80, of Byromville, Georgia, died Friday, January 16, 1987 in the Dooly Medical Center, Vienna, Georgia. Funeral services were held at 11 am Saturday, January 17, 1987 in the Byromville United Methodist Church. Burial was in PAGE CEMETERY [Upper Dooly Co.] and the Rev. Donna Friesen and the Rev. Benny Dowdy officiated.
Miss Page, was born May 26, 1906, the daughter of John H., Page and Maggie Lytle Page, in Byromville, where she lived all of her life. She was a graduate of Wesleyan College and a retired school teacher. She was a member of the Byromville United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women and a member of the Annie Mae Shirah Circle. She was also a member of the Byromville Women's Club.
Survivors are a brother, Wilmer C. Page of Byromville, four nieces, Mary Jo Jeter, Margaret Easterlin, Lynn Whittaker, Virginia Jeter, two nephews. Scott Page and Joel Page,a five great nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers & Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


 

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

MRS. HAROLD [Alyce Davis] PARK. SR.

Mrs. Alyce Davis Park, 67, of Route 1, Oglethorpe, Georgia, died Wednesday, May 4, 1994 in the Medical Center of Columbus, Georgia.
Services were held at 11 am Friday, May 6, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, Montezuma, Georgia. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY. The Rev. Roy Peterson officiated.
A native of Macon, Georgia Mrs. Park had resided in Macon County for most of her life. She was a homemaker and the wife of the late Harold Park. She was born November 12, 1926, the daughter of Walter Edward Davis and Jimmie Ruth Johnson Davis.
Survivors are four sons, Harold Park, Jr., both of Oglethorpe [Note: there should be one more son of Oglethorpe named] Johnny Park of Rochelle and Michael Park of Ellaville; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Edens of Elberton; her mother, Mrs. Jimmie Ruth Smith, and a sister, Mrs. Berry Land, both of Macon; two brothers, Joseph Davis of Ft. Pierce, Florida, and Billy Davis of Columbia, S.C.; seven grandchildren.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 28, 1987

MISS ELIZABETH LEONARD PARKER

Elizabeth Leonard Parker, retired West Georgia College Registrar, died Wednesday, January 21, 1987 at her residence in Reynolds. She was 76. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Thursday, January 22, at the First Baptist Church in Reynolds. Burial was in HICKS FAMILY CEMETERY in Macon County. Revs. Phillip McMinn and Stephen Webb officiated.
A native of Macon County, Miss Parker had lived in Reynolds since here retirement in 1976. She graduated from Georgia State Teachers College in Athens and received her master degree in history at the University of Georgia, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor fraternity. She taught school for many years, both at the high school and college levels. She had been registrar at West Georgia College for 20 years when she retired in 1976. In 1977, a resolution by the Georgia Legislature honored her for her many contributions to Georgia education.
Survivors include a brother, William M. Parker of Reynolds and a niece, Martha Lynn Shuptrine of Montezuma.

[Note: Elizabeth Leonard Parker - Born - December 1, 1910 - Died - January 21, 1987 is buried in the Hicks Family Cemetery, located on State Hwy 128 about 4 miles south of Reynolds.


 

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

TROY HEYWARD PARKS

Troy Heyward Parks, 51, of 122 Milford Street, Montezuma, died Friday, February 4, 1994, in
Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Services were held at 2 pm Sunday, February 6, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Charles Chapman and the Rev. Ralph Price, Jr. officiated. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma.
Mr. Parks, a lifelong resident of Montezuma, was born June 19, 1942, the son of the late Carvis L. Parks and Ruby Griggers Parks. He was the owner of Troy's Snack Shack in Montezuma.
Survivors are his mother, Ruby Griggers Parks of Montezuma, two brothers, Harold Carvis Parks of Warner Robins, Kenneth Parks of Oglethorpe, four nieces and nephews.
 


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. March 14, 1963

 ZACHARIAH MONROE PASSMORE

 Funeral services for Monroe Passmore, 76, were held Sunday at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. The Rev. W. J. Childree and the Rev. David Page officiated. Burial was in PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers were: J. M. Slaton, Wheeler Smith, Johnny Simmons, Robert Jones, Hugh Slaton, Sid Crook, Robert Hall, Marvin McCarty.

 Mr. Passmore, who died Friday in Hapeville, was born in Macon County and was a lifelong resident. He was a retired farmer and was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. He was preceded in death by his wife on January 4th of this year.

 He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. V. Hammond of Hapeville and Mrs. Frank Crook of Americus; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Z. Monroe Passmore, Sr. – Born 1887 – Died 1963 is buried in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery beside his wife, Jessie M. Passmore [1896 – Jan. 4, 1963]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 28, 1981

ROY DAVID PATRICK

Mr. Roy David Patrick, 74, of Ideal, died Monday, October 19, at his residence. Funeral services were held at 3 pm on Tuesday, October 20, in the Little Bethel Baptist Church. Burial was in the ODOM FAMILY CEMETERY near Oglethorpe. Minister for the service was Rev. Gene Ross. Pallbearers were Neal Greene, James Robinson, W. D. Poole, Morgan Greene, Tyson Ray and Robert Stell.
Mr. Patrick was a lifelong resident of Macon County. He was a member of Little Bethel Baptist Church and was retired from the Ga. Dept. of Transportation.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Odom Patrick of Ideal; 3 sons, William Henry Patrick of Ellaville, Donald Lee Patrick of Ideal, Oscar Eugene Patrick of Bainbridge; 4 daughters, Mrs. Louise Bray of Newnan, Mrs. Christine Oglesby of Sylvania, Mrs. Mary Frances Stell of Americus and Mrs. Norma Lee Albernathy of Unadilla, also 9 grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of services.

[Note: Royce David Patrick - Born - October 13, 1907 - Died October 19, 1981 is buried in Odom Family Cemetery beside a NEW marker for his wife, Mary Lucy [Odom] Patrick Born abt 1918 - Died 1-18-2003] Just a few months ago, I UPDATED, took pictures of each existing marker and gathered any new info since "Cemeteries of Macon County" was published.
 


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

MRS. ALLEN [Lorene Peaster] PAYNE

Mrs. Lorene Peaster Payne, 64, of 716 Lewis Street, Mopntezuma, died Friday, December 3, 1993, in the Medical Center of Central Georgia, Macon.
Graveside services were held at 11 am Saturday, December 4, in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. The Rev. Keith Alderman officiated.
' Mrs. Payne, a lifelong resident of Macon county, was born March 10, 1929, the daughter of Wilmont Peaster and Macie Shirah Peaster. She was a textile worker with Forest Mills and a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church.
Survivors are her husband, Allen Payne, her MNother, Mrs. Wilmont Peaster, both of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. Nell P. Payne of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Era Mae Youngblood of Byromville; a brother, John T. Peaster of Tacoma, Washington; a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 24, 1986

MRS. FRED L. [Frances Rainey] PAYNE

Mrs. Frances Rainey Payne, a retired teacher and principal who taught for many years in the Macon County School System, died Monday, September 15, 1986, in the Sumter Regional Hospital. She was a native of Schley County having also taught in that county.
Mrs. Payne served as a member of the Macon County Board of Education after her retirement and also was a member of the local D.A.R. and U. D. C. Chapters, Pilot Club and Montezuma Music Lovers Club. She was a graduate of Tift College in Forsyth and did graduate work at Mercer University in Macon. She was a member of Unity Baptist Church in Ellaville.
Graveside services were held on Tuesday, September 16, at 3 pm at the Ellaville Mausoleum with the Rev. Bill Hall and the Rev. Clarence Keene officiating.
Pallbearers were Richard Taylor, Tom Anderson, Lee Turner, Leslie Turner, Fred Fowler and David Keene.
She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Virginia Whaley of Ellaville and a brother, Dr. C. T. Rainey of Miami, Florida.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 25, 1973

MRS. LUCY HANCOCK PAYNE

Funeral services were held at 2 PM Friday, January 19, 1893 for Mrs. Lucy Hancock Payne who passed away on January 16, 1973. Services were held at the Cedar Creek Baptist Church near Abbeville, Ga. Interment was in the CEDAR CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY with Rev. Sammy Davis, Jr. officiating. The pallbearers were her grandsons.
Mrs. Payne, age 66, had lived here for eight years, having moved here from Wilcox County.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Royce Singleton of Montezuma; nine sons, Walter Payne and Ray Ellis Payne, both of Montezuma, Jack Payne and Barney Payne of Eastman, Delma Payne, David Payne and Charles Payne of Rochelle, J. D. Payne of Moyock, N.C., B. W. Payne of Rock Hill, South Carolina; two brothers, Mack Hancock of Cordele, Ga., B. B. Hancock of Rochelle; two sisters, Mrs. Nettie Gurtledge of Pineview, and Mrs. Buford Waters of Nicholasville, Ky.; 21 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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

WILLIE PAYNE

Willie Payne passed away Thursday, August 19, 1974 at the Oaks Nursing Home, where he had been a resident for 14 years. He was a former resident of Oglethorpe. Mr. Payne was 63 years of age and a member of the Marshallville Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held at 3 PM Saturday, August 31, from Watson-Mathews Funeral Chapel with Rev. Lanier Weaver and Rev. Cecil Becham officiating. Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pallbearers were Ralph Price, George Fowler, Luke Stafford, Eugene Parks, Connie Detamore, Bill Scovcill and J. L. Stafford.
Survivors include four brothers, Lewis W. Payne of Americus, Allen Payne, Doc Payne of Montezuma and Robert Lee Payne of Oglethorpe; three sisters, Mrs. Henry Sanders of Ft. Gaines, Ga., Mrs. Marvin Elza of Americus; Mrs. Earl Crook of Marshallville; a number of nieces and nephews.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Oglethorpe Cemetery for Willie Payne - Born - Abt 1910 - Died August 19, 1974 BUT there have been some new markers in the Payne lot since "Cemeteries of Macon County" was published.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 7, 1982

BENNIE EDWARD PEASTER, JR.

Funeral services were held on March 10, 1982 for Bennie Peaster, Jr., 17 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Peaster, Sr.
Bennie was seriously injured on March 5, in a car wreck. He died on March 8th.
Bennie was a junior at Southwest High School. He liked sports, particularly basketball and football. He played with the Patriots last fall when the team posted a 6-4 record. He had planned on becoming a dentist after he finished school. But those dreams ended on March 5.
He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Peaster, Sr., one sister, Jennifer Peaster; one brother, Thad Peaster of Macon; his grandparents, Mrs. Ethel Peaster Drake of Macon and Mrs. Walter Kitchens of Oglethorpe.
Crest Lawn Funeral Parlor had the funeral arrangements and burial was in GLENN HAVEN MEMORIAL GARDENS near Macon.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 15, 1993

WILLIAM ROBERT PEASTER

Mr. William Robert Peaster, 78, of Route 1 Montezuma, died Friday, December 10, 1993, in Flint River Community Hospital in Montezuma.
Services were held at 3 pm Sunday, December 12, in Cedar Valley Baptist Church. The Revs. Keith Alderman and Ralph Price, Jr. officiated. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Mr. Peaster, a lifelong resident of Macon County, was born January 16, 1915, the son of Robert Monroe Peaster and Fannie Pearl Whittington Peaster. He was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church and a retired fireman from Robins Air Force Base. He was the husband of the late Nina Parks Peaster.
Survivors are two sons, Carl Peaster of Montezuma, Billy Peaster of Oglethorpe, two sisters, Mrs. Agnes Bartlett and Mrs. Kathleen Peavy, both of Montezuma; seven grandchildren, Bill Jones Peaster, Billy Peaster, Jr., James M. Peaster, William R. Peaster, Carl S. "Buddy" Peaster, Jr., Ginger Averill, Todd Peaster, 14 great grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 


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

JOHN GILBERT PEEDE

John Gilbert Peede, 76, of Hawkinsville, died on Friday, September 9. Born in Macon County, he was a member of Broad Street Baptist Church, and an Army Air Corps Veteran who served in World War II. He was an aerial engineer and a staff sergeant with the 39th Troop Carrier Squadron. He served in New Guinea and the South Phillipine Liberation of Luzon and was the recipent of the Asian Pacific Service Medal with three Bronze Stars, the American Service Medal, the Phillipine Liberation Ribbon and World War II Victory Medal. He was a retired civil service employee of Robins Air Force Base, and was a lifetime member of the VFW. He was also a member of the Pulaski Lions Club.
Survivors include his wife, Ione M. Peede of Hawkinsville; two daughters, Lindsey Tharpe of Baxley and Mary Anne Hale of Woodland Hills, California; sisters and brothers, Hilda Bishop of Albany, Janice Murray of Bunnell, Florida, Rufus Peede of Ellaville and Wicker Peede of Lumber City and two grandchildren.
Services were held Mondayh, Sept. 12, at the Broad Street Baptist Church in Hawkinsville, with burial at the OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Oglethorpe, Ga.
 


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

EARL JOSEPH PHILLIPS

Mr. Earl Joseph Phillips, 81, of 407 Monta Street, Montezuma, Ga. died Thursday, December 30, 1993, in Perry, Georgia, at the home of his daughter.
Services were held at 3:30 pm Friday, December 31, in Cedar Valley Baptist Church near Montezuma. The Rev. Keith Alderman officiated. Burial was in the OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY in Oglethorpe, Ga.
Mr. Phillips, a native of Berry, Kentucky, had resided in Macon County for the past 17 years. He was a retired self-employed mechanic, a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church, a member of the American Legion and the husband of the late Lillie Mae Phillips.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Wanda Copeland of Perry; four sons, Kenneth E. Phillips of Oglethorpe, Frazier Joseph Phillips and Johnny Ward, both of Warner Robins, Carl Ward of Panama City, Florida; a step-daughter, Mrs. Geneva Jean Marcum of Lexington, Ky; a sister, Mrs. Norma Oliver of Lexington, Ky,; a brother, James Phillips of Iola, Kansas; 14 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren.

[Note: Earl J. Phillips - Born - 1913 - Died Dec. 30, 1993 is buried in Oglethorpe Cem. beside his wife, Lillie M. Phillips [1916 - 1990]
 


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

MRS. ALTON [Elsa Lois James] PHILLIPS

Ideal - Services for Elsa Lois James Phillips will be at 3 pm Saturday in COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. Phillips died Thursday, January 13, 2000. Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Jesse and Lucille Barfield James. The widow of Alton Phillips, she was a member of County Line Baptist Church.
Survivors include her daughter, Joal Shipman of Forsyth; and grandchildren, Ronnie Shipman and Holli Parlier-Shipman, both of Forsyth.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 tonight in Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. Wednesday, August 19, 1992

MRS. MELVIN RALPH [Susie Brady] PHILLIPS

Mrs. Susie Brady Phillips, 85, of Taylor County Health Care, Butler, Ga. died Monday, August 10, 1992, in Flint River Community Hospital in Montezuma, Ga.
Services were held at 3 PM Wednesday, August 12, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma. The Rev. Ben Guined officiated and burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS, Oglethorpe, Ga.
Mrs. Phillips was born September 7, 1906 in Macon County, Georgia. She had resided in Butler for the past ten years, moving from Oglethorpe. She was a member of Midway Baptist Church in Butler, a retired employee of Montezuma Knitting Mill and the wife of the late Ralph Phillips.
Survivors are, a daughter, Mrs. Mae Lanelle Blackston of Butler, a son, Cecil Phillips of Cumming, Ga., two brothers, Lester Brady of Oglethorpe, Emmett Brady of Fort Valley, Georgia, three grandchildren.

[Note: Susie Brady Phillips - Born - September 7, 1906 - Died - August 10, 1992 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Melvin Ralph Phillips [Feb. 23, 1905 - Jan. 12, 1981]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 21, 1997

MRS. FLOY [Williams] POLLOCK

Mrs. Floy Williams Pollock, 83, formerly of 703 Sunset Drive, Americus, Ga. died Sunday, May 18, 1997 at Beverly Health and Rehab, in Cordele, Ga.
Graveside services were held at 3 pm, Tuesday, May 20, 1997 in RED HILL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY, the Rev. James Monroe officiated.
Mrs. Pollock was born February 22, 1914 in Dooly County, the daughter of William and Melvina Nelson Williams. She was a homemaker and a member of Cheek Memorial Baptist Church in Americus.
Survivors are several cousins and a sister-in-law.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Floy W. Pollock - Born - 1914 - Died - 1997 is buried in Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery beside Paul Pollock, WWII, [Nov. 1910 - Mar. 1945]
[Note: Paul Pollock is most probably, Floy W. Pollock's husband, his marker says, "In Memory Of", therefore he could have died during WWI] Anyone having more info on Paul Pollock, PLEASE RESPOND.
 


 

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

JOHN ALBERT POND

John Albert Pond of Montezuma died early Saturday, December 29, He was 22 years of age and a native of Augusta but had lived in Montezuma since moving here as a small child. He attended Macon County Schools and he was a member of New Life Baptist Church.
Surviving John are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Artis Lockerman of Montezuma; three sisters, Mrs. Marilyn Phillips of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Jerry Giroux of Savannah and Mrs. Daisy Golden of Thomasville; his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Dick Kirksey of Montezuma.
Funeral services for Mr. Pond were held Monday, December 31, at 1 PM at New Life Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. B. W. Williams and the Rev. Jack Neill officiating. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were: Wesley Peaster, Bobby Lamberth, Joe McDaniel, Bob Peavy, Mike Peaster and Donald Joiner. HONORARY David Golden, Kenny Phillips, Ray Lockerman, Ronald Hall, Jack Tatum, Charlie Edwards, Arlin Lockerman and Billy Price.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: John Albert Pond - Born March 30, 1957 - Died December 29, 1979 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 15, 1978

MALCOLM NICKERSON POOLE, JR.

Malcolm Nickerson Poole, Jr., an Ideal Georgia resident, died Tuesday, November 7, 1978. He was 70 years of age and had resided in Ideal for approximately 50 years. He was a member and deqcon of the County Line Baptist Church. He was a rertired maintenance employee with the Macon County Board of Education.
Funeral services for Mr. Poole were held at 3 pm Thursday, November 8, 1978 at the COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH with interment in the CHURCH CEMETERY. The pastor, Rev. Icard Gregg and former pastor, Rev. Cham White officiated.
Pallbearers - Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Surviving Mr. Poole are his wife, Mrs. Vivian Hambrick Poole of Ideal; three sons, Larry Poole of Pearson, Florida; Mac Poole of Ideal and Mark Poole of Oglethorpe; three daughters, Mrs. B. S. Peele of Marietta, Ga., Mrs. Jerry Smith of Seattle, Washington; Mrs. Jimmy Barfield of Ideal. Also surviving are three brothers, Edmone Poole of Columbus, Hudson Poole of Reynolds, W. D. Poole of Newport News, Virginia; three sisters, Mrs. Charnie Pearl Swafford of Reynolds; Mrs. Susie Smith of Reynolds, and Mrs. Lizzie Head of Oglethorpe.
Funeral arrangements were by Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma.

[Note: Malcolm Nickerson Poole - Born - September 10, 1908 - Died - November 7, 1978 is buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery beside his wife, Vivian Hambrick Poole [Dec. 4, 1910 - Jan. 18, 1989] Obit
OOOOOOPS!!! Malcolm Nickerson Poole's name was listed in "Cemeteries of Macon County" as Michael Nicholson Poole, Jr.


 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 17, 1964

MRS. MALCOLM N. [Susie Kimble] POOLE

Mrs. Poole Dies At Taylor Mill Friday, December 4th
Funeral services for Mrs. Malcolm N. Poole were held Sunday, December 6, at 3 p.m. at Mt. Olive Freewill Baptist Church with the Rev. J. R. Stroup and the Rev. W. R. Childree officiating. Interment was in MT. OLIVE FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Mrs. Poole died at her home at Taylor Mill on Friday at 6:30 p.m. following an illness of several months. She was the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Silas Kimble of Macon County. A member of Mt. Olive Church, she had resided in Taylor County most of her life.
Her sons, Clovis Poole of Ideal, Judson Poole of Taylor Mill, Marvin Poole of Panama City, Fla., Malcolm Poole of Ellaville, Edmond Poole of Columbus and W. D. Poole of Newport News, Va., served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the deacons of Mt. Olive Church.
Other survivors in addition to her sons are three daughters, Mrs. Tom Robbins of Marshallville, Mrs. Clay Smith and Mrs. Charnie Pearl Swafford of Reynolds.

[Note: Susan K. Poole - Born May 26, 1883 - Died December 4, 1964 is buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Potterville by her husband, Malcolm N. Poole [8-22-1881 - 3-12 - 1952]


From:  Guelda Hay’s Macon Co., Ga. Obit Collection      July 1999

 MRS. BILLY R. [Kathy Arthur] PEASTER,   SR.

 Kathy Arthur Peaster, 43, of Butler, died Sunday, July 25, 1999.

 Funeral services were Wednesday July 28, 1999 at Cedar Valley Baptist Church near Montezuma with Rev. Michael Truitt and Rev. Leslie Albritton officiating.  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma.

 She was born in Macon County and was the widow of the late Billy R. Peaster, Sr.  She was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church and a supervisor with L. A. T. Sportswear Company in Roberta.

  She is survived by her father, James  Edward  Arthur of Millen , Ga. , her Mother, Eure Bell Arthur of Montezuma; a daughter, Karen


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

MRS. WALTER HILL [Virginia Justice] PEASTER

Mrs. Virginia Justice Peaster, 76, of 316 Railroad Street., Montezuma, died Friday, July 15, 1994 in Flint River Community Hospital in Montezuma.
Services were held at 3 pm Sunday, July 17, in Cedar Valley Baptist Church in Montezuma with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma, The Rev. Keith Alderman and the Rev. Ralph Price, Jr. officiated.
Mrs. Peaster, a lifelong resident of Macon County, was born February 24, 1918, the daughter of Robert Justice and Lucile English Justice. She was retired from Forest Mills Company in Montezuma, a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church and the wife of the late Hill Peaster.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Annette P. Lominack of Hampton and Mrs. Patricia P. Anderson of Unadilla, a son, Johnny Harold Peaster of Powder Springs, a sister, Mrs. Christine J. Griffin of Unadilla, a brother, Bennie Earl Justice of Montezuma, eight grandchildren and nine grandchildren.
Pallbearers were David Peaster, Lonnie Peaster, Wayne Peavy, Freddie Jackson, Joe Hood and Tommy Jones.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: I thought I had already posted this obit but since I cannot find it, here it is again.]


 

From: Guelda Hay’s Macon Co., Ga. Obit Collection      August 1991

 THOMAS BROWN PEASTER

 Thomas Brown Peaster, 61, of Montezuma, died August 10, 1991 in the Flint River Community Hospital . 

Services were held Tuesday in the Church of God of Prophecy with Rev. Ralph Price, Jr. officiating.  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY .

 He was a lifetime resident of Montezuma; a welder and a Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict.

 He is survived by his wife, Barbara Ann Cromer Peaster of Montezuma; four sons, Richard M. Peaster of Las Vegas , Nev. , Thomas Mike Peaster of Montezuma, Charles Wesley Peaster of Butler and Timothy Darrel Peaster of Oglethorpe; daughter, Leila Latonya Peaster of Butler; brother, James Peaster of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. Christine Hurtt of Montezuma and Mrs. Betty Jean Saulter of Americus; 9 grandchildren; and 1 great-grandchild.

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

 [Note: Thomas Brown Peaster – Born July 7, 1930 – Died August 10, 1991 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside Eloise  Lockerman  Peaster  [Dec. 30, 1933 – June 12, 1976] See Her Obit.


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

TIMOTHY BRADFORD PONDER

Timothy Bradford Ponder, 22, of Rt. 1 Box 9 Montezuma, Ga. passed away Tuesday, November 3, 1998, in an Augusta hospital. Funeral services were held last Thursday at 2 pm in the Oglethorpe United Methodist Church with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL CEMETERY. Rev. Gordon Dukes and Rev. Lynn Hurley officiated.
Born in Upson County, he was the co-owner and operator of The Oglethorpe Bar-B-Q Company. He was a member of the Oglethorpe United Methodist Church and a 1994 graduate of Macon County High School.
He is survived by his parents, Wayne and Pattie Ponder of Montezuma; brothers; Christopher Ponder and Matthew Wayne Ponder of Montezuma; Grandmother, Margaret Ponder of Ashburn, Ga. Aunt; Peggy Balance of Hoboken, North Carolina.
Memorials may be made to the Oglethorpe United Methodist Church, Oglethorpe, Ga. 31068.


 

 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga. December 20, 1962

 MRS.MONROE [Josephine   Brooks] POSEY

 Final rites for Mrs. Josephine Brooks Posey, 101, who died early Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. L. H. Harris in Montezuma, were held Sunday from the New Prospect Baptist Church near Reynolds.  The Rev. W. R. Lawhorn and the Rev. Otho Pirkle officiated and burial was in the NEW PROSPECT BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY near Reynolds.

 Grandsons of the deceased served as pallbearers.

 Mrs. Posey was the widow of the Rev. Monroe Posey and was a member of New Prospect Church .  She was born and reared near Reynolds but had made her home here for the past 35 years, residing with her daughter.  She had been active until five weeks ago, doing small household chores.

 Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Harris of Montezuma, Mrs. E. J. Amerson of Lilly and Mrs. C. B. Wade of Barnesville; a sister, Mrs. C. C. Green of Talbotton; two daughters-in-law, Mrs. Herman of Maitland, Fla, and Mrs. Alice McCullough of Winter Haven, Fla.; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in New Prospect Baptist Church Cemetery for Mrs. Josephine Brooks Posey – Born ca. 1861 – Died December 15, 1962 @ 101 years of age, nor do I find a grave for her husband, Rev. Monroe Posey  BUT, if she has been living with her daughter for 35 years, the chances are – her husband Rev. J. Monroe Posey died about 1927 and is very probably buried in New Prospect Baptist Cemetery. Unmarked.]

[Note:  POSEY RESEARCHERS – please check on Rev. Monroe Posey’s death and let us know your findings. Thanks]

 


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

 MRS. JIM [Lila  Shirah]  PARKS

 Mrs. Lila Parks, 76 year old resident of Montezuma, died Wednesday, April 13, in a local hospital after a short illness.

 A native of Macon County , Mrs. Parks was a member of the Congregational Holiness Church .

 Survivors include a son, Carvis Parks of Montezuma; a brother, Lester Shirah of Altnata; three grandsons, Harold Parks and Troy Parks of Montezuma and Kenneth Parks of U.S.Navy; one great granddaughter, Vicki Parks of Montezuma.  

Funeral services were held Thursday at Congregational Holiness Church .  The Rev. Lewis Braggs officiated and interment followed in PINE LEVEL CEMETERY , with Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in charge.

 Pallbearers were Artis Lockerman, Grover Lamberth, Douglas Griggers, Heyward Griggers, William Jones and Jim Vanzant.

 [Note:  Lila Parks – Born October 23, 1883 – Died April 13, 1960 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside her husband, Jim Parks [May 7, 1888 – Jan. 17, 1935]


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

Mrs. Ralph S. [Jennie Fowler] Price, Sr.

 Mrs. Jennie Fowler Price of Montezuma died Friday, November 19, 1976 at the Americus-Sumter County Hospital .  Mrs. Price was 66 years of age and had been a resident of Montezuma for 60 years.  She was born in Marion Co., Ga.   She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy.,

 Funeral services for Mrs. Price were held Sunday, November 21, at the church and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.  Presiding ministers were Bro. Grady Hix and Bro. Tommy Horne,  - Pallbearers – not copied.

 Surviving Mrs. Price are five daughters; Mrs. Ernest Crook, Mrs. J. L. Payne, Sr., Mrs. James Peaster of Montezuma; Mrs. Jim Chambley of Fort Lauderdale , Fla. ; Mrs. Jack Beamon of Smithville; six sons, Ernest Price, Ralph POrice, Jr., Billy Price of Montezuma; George C. Price, Mike Price of Americus. S/Sgt. Burl Price of Ft. Benning , Ga. ; three brothers, Eian Fowler, Ernest B. Fowler and George Fowler; one sister, Mrs. Rufus Parker of Columbus; 28 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

 Funeral arrangements were by Watson-Mathews of Montezuma.

 [Note: Jennie Fowler Price – Born October 2, 1910 – Died November 19, 1976 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Ralph S. Price, Sr. [May 2, 1910 – May 12, 1972]


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

 CARVIS LEE PARKS

 Carvis Lee Parks of Montezuma passed away Thursday, May 20, 1976 , at Riverside Hospital .  A native of Macon County , Mr. Parks was 69 years of age and retired from Blue Bird Body Company.

 Services for the deceased were held Saturday, May 22, 1976 at the Congregational Holiness Church of Montezuma.  Sister Lorene Smith and Rev. Lewis Bragg officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

 Active pallbearers were Herman Layfield, Ralph Price, Ernest Crook, William Jones, Marson Felker and Grover Lamberth.

 Surviving  Mr. Parks are his wife, Mrs. Ruby Griggers Parks of Montezuma; three sons, Troy H. Parks of Montezuma, Chief Petty Officer Harold C. Parks and Chief Petty Office Kenneth Parks of Norfolk, Virginia and 3 grandchildren.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge.

 [Note: Carvis Lee Parks – Born May 4, 1908 – Died May 20, 1976 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery ]


Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.          April 28, 1976

  ROY LANIER PRITCHETT,   SR.

 Roy Lanier Pritchett of Marshallville , Georgia , died Sunday, April 18, 1976 at his home.  He was 72 years of age and a native of Bleckley County , but had lived in Marshallville for the past 34 years.  He was a retired farmer and mechanic and a member of the Marshallville Baptist Church .

 Funeral services for Mr. Pritchett were held Tuesday, April 20, 1976 at the Marshallville Baptist Church .  Burial was MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY .  Officiating minister was Rev. C. C. Becham, Nephews of Mr. Pritchett served as pallbearers.

 Surviving Mr. Pritchett are his wife, Mrs. Kathleen Chambers Pritchett of Marshallville; four daughters, Mrs. Leroy Williamson and Barbara Pritchett of Marshallville; Mrs. Mack Lockerman of Montezuma; Mrs. E. C. Mims of Warrenton , Penn. ; two sons, Roy L. Pritchett, Jr. of Montgomery , Alabama ; Oscar Gainer Pritchett, of St. Maries , Idaho ; two sisters, Mrs. Bernice Wimberly and Mrs. Myrttie Wimberly, both of Cochran; three brothers, Mark and Kelly Pritchett of Cochran and Johnnie Pritchett of Eastman, Ga.

 Arrangements were by Watson Mathews Funeral Home.

 [Note: Roy Lanier Pritchett – Born October 14, 1903 – Died April 18, 1976 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery .]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.         April 21, 1976

 CLEM WESLEY PIKE,   JR.

 Clem Wesley Pike, Jr. of Montezuma passed away Thursday, April 15, 1976 in a Macon Hospital following a long illness.  Mr. Pike was 57 years old.  He was a native of Macon County and a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church .  He had been employed for the past 30 years with Southern Frozen Foods in the Sales-Service Department.  He was a veteran of World War II.

 Funeral services for Mr. Pike were held Saturday, April 17, 1976 at the Montezuma United Methodist Church with Rev. Dick Reese, Jr. and Rev. Ken Bush officiating.  Interment was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma.  The Masons served as Honorary pallbearers – not copied.

 Surviving Mr. Pike are his wife, Mrs. Frances Tallent Piker of Montezuma; four sons, Clinton W. Pike of Waynesboro; James Ronald Pike of Fort Valley; Daryl S. Pike and Michael A. Pike of Montezuma; one daughter, Mrs. Susan P. Street of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. Lois Griggers of Americus .

 Funeral arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma. 

  [Note: Clem W. Pike, Jr. – Born December 19, 1918 – Died April 15, 1976 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery .]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   February 4, 1976

 MRS.TESSIE BASS PERRY

 Mrs. Tessie Bass Perry of Americus, Ga. died suddenly at her home, Monday, January 26, 1976 .  Mrs. Perry, a housewife, was 66 years of age.  She was a native of Laurens County and had lived in Oglethorpe for several years before moving to Americus .

 Surviving Mrs. Perry are one nephew, O. W. Mass of St. Petersburg , Fl.; two nieces, Mrs. Ruby B. Holt of Jacksonville Beach , Fl.; Mrs. Lenita Bass Childree of Kingsland, Ga.

 Funeral services for Mrs. Perry were held at graveside at the  OGLETHORPE CEMETERY , Wednesday, January 28.  Rev. Ken Bush officiated.  Funeral arrangements were by Watson Mathews Funeral Home.

 [Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave for Mrs. Tessie Bass Perry  but she would have been Born about 1910 and died January 26, 1976 and is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery in an UNMARKED GRAVE]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   December 24, 1975

 MRS. MARVIN  BROWN  [Leila Mae Wright]  PEASTER

 Mrs. Leila Mae Wright Peaster of Montezuma, died Saturday, December 13, at Riverside Hospital after a brief illness.  She was a native if Irwin Co., Ga. but had lived here for the past 48 years.

 Services for Mrs. Peaster were held Monday, December 15, from the Church of God of Prophecy in Montezuma and burial wqs in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.  Rev. Vernon Turner and Rev. Tommy Horne officiated.  

Active pallbearers were Ralph Price, J. L. Payne, Ernest Crook, Travis Peaster, Billy Peaster and Raeford Salter.  Honorary pallbearers, Dick Price, Billy Price, Robert A. Payne, C. R. Detamore, Doug Hawk and Jack Tatum.  

Surviving Mrs. Peaster are two daughters, Miss Christine Peaster of Montezuma, Mrs. Betty Salter of Americus ; three sons, Thomas B. Peaster of Oglethorpe; James L. Peaster and Jimmy D. Peaster, both of Montezuma; six brothers, Hoye Wright, Bubba Wright, Joe W. Wright, Ernest Wright and D. W. Wright, all of Norma  Park; T. J. Wright of Arcadia, Fla; six sisters, Mrs. Mattie Taylor of Moultrie, Ga., Mrs. Lucille Sangster of Coolidge, Ga., Mrs. Oscar Weeks and Mrs. Pete Jones of Norman Park, Mrs. Ivy Hutchinson of Ellington, Ga., Mrs. Buck Griffin, of Nashville, Ga., her step-mother, Mrs. Mary Wright of Norman Park; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

 Funeral arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

[Note: Leila Mae Wright Peaster – Born September 10, 1908 – Died December 13, 1975 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cem. Beside her husband, Marvin Brown Peaster [1907 – Oct. 10, 1958


From: Abstracts of BUTLER HERALD dated January 29, 1907

     Abstracted by Marilyn Neisler Windham

 MRS.  ALLEN  [ Nancy ]   PERRY

 Mrs. Perry, wife of Allen Perry, deceased, died at her home near Garden Valley on Thursday last.

 [Note: Nancy Perry – Born January 4, 1824 – Died January 24, 1907 is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery beside her husband, Allen Perry [b.4-22-1822 d. 10-30-1904 ]

 [Also see obit abstracted from THE BUTLER HERALD for Annie, daughter of Allen & Nancy Perry b. 1-20-1856 d. 4-27-1903 ]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 25, 1969

MRS. JANIE C. PRICE FUNERAL NOTICE
 

Funeral services for Mrs. Janie Crocia Price, "Mama Janie: were held Saturday, September 20, from the Church of God of Prophecy in Montezuma. Mrs. Price died September 18, in a Cordele nursing home after an extended illness.
She was 83 years of age and born and lived in Macon County all her life. She was a member of the Church of God of Prophecy in Montezuma.
Rev. Eldridge Willis, Rev. Jerry Bryant and Rev. Curtis Clark officiated and burial was in the FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma.
Pallbearers and Honorary Escort- not copied.
Survivors include one son, Ralph S. Price of Montezuma; two daughters, Mrs. J. K. Bailey of Cordele, Mrs. Julian Bennett of Atlanta, Georgia, daughter-in-law, Mrs. Willie Price of Montezuma; 21 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and 4 great-great grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.
[Note: Janie C. Price - Born June 3, 1886 - Died September 18, 1969 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Burl Sylvester Price [Dec. 16, 1881 - Drec. 12,1940] See his Obit.


"Little" Jennifer Sue Price

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 19, 1969
JENNIFER SUE PRICE - Funeral services for Jennifer Sue Price, 4, of Montezuma who died Thursday, June 12, at Egleston Children's Hospital, atlanta, were held Saturday from the Congregational Holiness Church with the Rev. Eldredge Willis and Rev. Curtis Clark officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery.
Surviving sare the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph S. Price, Jr. of Montezuma; a sister, Retha Price; a brother, Sandy Price; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph S.[Jennifer Fowler] Price, Sr. of Montezuma; maternal grandparents, Mrs. Ollie Swords and John M. Eperson of Atlanta; great grandparents, Mrs. Janie C. Price of Montezuma and Mrs. Viola Smith of Atlanta; and a number of aunts and uncles.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.
[Note: Jennifer Sue Price, daughter of Viola & Ralph Price, Jr. - Born August 31, 1964 - Died June 12, 1969 is buried in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 7, 1969
MRS. EMMA FRANCES NEAL PATTERSON - Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Frances Neal Patterson, 52, were held from the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home August 2, with the Rev. Emory Gilbert officiating. Burial was in the FELTON CEMETERY, Montezuma.
Born in Macon County, daughter of the late B. F. Neal, Montezuma Attorney, Mrs. Patterson had lived in Columbus for twenty years and was a member of the St. Luke Episcopal Church. She died August 1st after a lengthy illness in a local hospital.
Survivors are her husband, C. Frazier Patterson of Columbus; Step-Mother, Mrs. B. F. Neal, Montezuma.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
[Note: Emma Frances Neal Patterson - Born March 15, 1917 - Died August 1, 1969 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her parents.]
[Note: We OOPS!!! on the death date in the "Cemeteries of Macon County". We printed 1967 and it should be 1969, please change your copy if you have one. THANKS.]


 

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. January 25, 1929

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MISS MAGGIE PATTON -

Funeral services for Miss Maggie Patton, 58, who died Tuesday morning at the residence of her sister, Mrs. J. A. Adams, were held at the grave Wednesday morning. Miss Patton had been an invalid for sometime and her death had been expected for several days. During the past months she had made her home here, with Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Adams, was one of the communities most highly respected women and was noted for her splendid traits of character.
She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Adams of Oglethorpe and Mrs. J. T. Patton of Abbeville, Ga. and several neices and nephews of this point, and Miami, Fla.
[Note: There is not a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for Miss Maggie Patton but it was reported by a family member that she is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery in the Adams Family Lot in one of the five unmarked adult graves. Maggie Patton - Born 1872 - Died January 22, 1929


 

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. January 18, 1929

IN MEMORIUM -
After an illness of about 3 weeks, on December 14, 1928, Mrs. J. L. Peters was called away from us, to the glory world. Mrs. Peters had been in declining health for several years, but was as well as usual until she took a very heavy attack of influenza and plurisy.
More - not copied - Mrs. Peters was formerly Miss Martha Jane Coxwell. She was married to Mr. J. L. Peters on February 9, 1875 and resided here until her death. She was 71 years of age, Methodist.
She leaves nine children, namely Messers. J. H. Peters, J. B. Peters of Columbus; Mrs. C. G. Sanders of Butler; Mrs. J. T. Bridger of Schley County, Mrs. A. J. Greene of Macon County; Mr. J. T. Peters, E. L. Peters and A. W. Peters and one single daughter, Miss Sallie Peters who resided with her mother, several grandchildren and a large circle of relatives and friends.
Interment was made in Old Lenanon Cemetery, services by Rev. J. J. Sanders.
[Note: Martha J. Peters - Born May 12, 1857 - Died December 14, 1928 is buried in Old Lebanon Cemetery beside her husband, John L. Peters [Co. C. 8th Ga. Cav. CSA NO DATES.
Born about 1837 [83/1920 Census] Died after 1920,before 1929


 

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

DEATH OF MR. ALLEN H. PERRY
The Death Angel again invaded our midst Sunday night at eleven o'clock claiming this time, Mr. Allen H. Perry, who has been in ill health for about a year. While his death was not unexpected, it came as a shock to his loved ones and friends. He was at the time of his death, Treasurer of Macon County, clerk for the Board of County Commissioners, and also Chairman of the city Board of Education, all of these offices he has held for many years.
He was a consistant member of the Baptist Church and his place was always filled until he was no longer able to attend the services.
He was a Mason, a Kiwanian, and Member of the Business Mens Evangelistic Club.
He leaves his wife, who was Miss Hester McKenzie, two sons, Paul Perry and McKenzie Perry, one daughter, Brice, besides three brothers, Messrs, Bob Perry and C. M. Perry who reside near here and Mr. Terrell Perry of Sylvester.
Funeral services were held in the Baptist Church Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock. Mr. Jelks and Mr. Sanders of the local Churches and Mr. Fred Smith of Montezuma conducting the services. The Masons took charge of the
service at the grave. Many beautiful floral offerings attested the esteem in which he was held by his many friends. {A.H. Perry Born October 12, 1864 Died January 17, 1926 - Buried in Oglethorpe]


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

PEASTER-JUSTICE-LUMONACK-ANDERSON

DEATH CLAIMS HILL PEASTER

Walter Hill Peaster of Montezuma passed away Tuesday, March 14, at a local hospital as a result of an automobile accident. He was 56 years of age and had lived in Macon County all his life. He was employed by Southern Frozen Foods in the Field Department for the past 7 years. He was a member of the Cedar Valley Baptist Church, Montezuma Lions Club and the Woodmen of the World. Survivors include his wife, Virginia Justice Peaster of Montezuma; two daughters, Mrs. P. W. Lumonack of Griffin, Mrs. Lewis Anderson of Unadilla; one son, Johnny Peaster of Montezuma; two brothers, Jamie Peaster of Savannah and Jake Peaster of Columbus; five grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral serices for Mr. Peaster were held Wqednesday March 15, at Cedar Valley Baptist Church with Dr. A. C. Martin officiating. Burial was in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery-Montezuma. Pallbearers - Not copied. [Note: Walter Hill Peaster - Born August 12, 1910 - Died March 14, 1967 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery - Montezuma]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 10, 1967

PATTERSON- WESLEY- SATTERFIELD- UPCHURCH-FAGAN - THOMPSON - LOGAN - TREADWELL - PRUETT - PITTS.

MRS. ISAAC M. [Minnie Wesley] PATTERSON FUNERAL

Funeral services for Mrs. Isaac M. Patterson, 90 years of age, were held Wednesday afternoon at the CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH near Montezuma. Dr. A. C. Martin and Rev. Otho Pirkle officiated. Mrs. Patterson died Tuesday, August 8, at the Ideal Nursing Home. She was born and reared in Clay County, Alabama but had resided in Montezuma since 1928. She was the widow of the late I. M. Patterson. Survivors are one son, A. B. Patterson of Ideal; four daughters, Mrs. Grady Satterfield of Montezuma, Mrs. Hugh Upchurch of Talladega, Ala., Mrs. Harry Thompson of Perry and Mrs. Christine Logan of Albany, four sisters, Mrs. Ada Wesley Treadwell of Ft. Valley. Mrs. Myrtle Wesley Pruett of Ashland, Alabama, Mrs. Leone Pitts of Baltimore, Md., and Mrs. Carrie Wesley Fagan of Fort Valley; one brother, Clarence Wesley of Talladega, Ala. [Note: Minnie Wesley Patterson - Born May 27, 1877 - Died August 8, 1967 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside her husband Isaac M. Patterson [11-12-1871 - 3-17-1940] See Obit


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 7, 1967

PHILLIPS - OLIVER - KING - LAW - BULLOCK - HARDING - CANNON

WILLIAM HENRY PHILLIPS, 81, Died September 4, 1967

Final rites for William Henry Phillips, 81, of Ideal, who died Monday in an Americus hospital after an extended illness, were held Tuesday in the County Line Baptist Church near Ideal. The Rev. Mason Uhis and the Rev. I. J. Cheves officiated and interment was in COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not copied. Mr. Phillips was a life-long resident of Macon County. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lucile Oliver Phillips of Ideal; three sons, H. O. Phillips of Ideal and Lewis M. Phillips and Alton Phillips, both of Ellaville; five daughters, Mrs. Shirley P. King and Mrs. B. E. Law, both of Americus, Mrs. Ruth P. Bullock of Ellaville, Mrs. R. C. Harding of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Hubert Cannon of Ideal; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. [Note: William H. Phillips - Born July 29, 1886 - Died September 4, 1967 is buried in County Line Baptist Cemetery beside his wife, Livie Lucile Oliver Phillips [4-30-1897 - 5-29-1986]


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

GEORGE CLIFFORD PERRY

Funeral services for George C. Perry, 84, of Magnolia Manor, who died at the nursing center early Tuesday, were held Wednesday at 3 PM from LITTLE BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH, of which he was a member, in Ideal, Ga. Burial was in the CHURCH CEMETERY.
A native of Marion County, Mr. Perry resided many years in Ideal before moving here five years ago. He was the son of the late George D. Perry and Emily Phillips Perry and was retired as a Seaboard Coastline Railroad agent.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Carrie Stringfellow Perry of Americus; two daughters, Mrs. J. D. Braswell of Americus and Mrs. Julian Gregory of Pitts, a sister, Mrs. Allen Chapman of Warner Robins, six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

[Note: George Clifford Perry - Born January 30, 1888 - Died January 23, 1973 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery beside his wife, Carrie Stringfellow Perry [Sept. 22, 1889 - Dec. 15, 1980]
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 9, 1974

MRS. GEORGE MARION [Annie Claude Fokes] PERRY, SR.

Graveside funeral services were held Saturday in Camilla for Mrs. George M. Perry, who died on Friday as the result of a heart attack.
Born Annie Claude Fokes, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. W. Burnam Fokes of Montezuma, Mrs. Perry is survived by her husband, a prominent Camilla business man, and two sons, George, Jr. and Claude Perry. There are also a number of grandchildren. Brothers and Sisters surviving are Aubin Fokes of LaGrange, William Fokes of Atlanta, Robert Fokes of Montezuma, Mrs. Mildred Hobbs of Knoxville, Tennessee and Miss Beatrice Fokes of Atlanta.
 


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.         April 21, 1976

 CLEM    WESLEY    PIKE,   JR.

 Clem Wesley Pike, Jr. of Montezuma passed away Thursday, April 15, 1976 in a Macon Hospital following a long illness.  Mr. Pike was 57 years old.  He was a native of Macon County and a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church .  He had been employed for the past 30 years with Southern Frozen Foods in the Sales-Service Department.  He was a veteran of World War II.

 Funeral services for Mr. Pike were held Saturday, April 17, 1976 at the Montezuma United Methodist Church with Rev. Dick Reese, Jr. and Rev. Ken Bush officiating.  Interment was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma.  The Masons served as Honorary pallbearers – not copied.

Surviving Mr. Pike are his wife, Mrs. Frances Tallent Piker of Montezuma; four sons, Clinton W. Pike of Waynesboro; James Ronald Pike of Fort Valley; Daryl S. Pike and Michael A. Pike of Montezuma; one daughter, Mrs. Susan P. Street of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. Lois Griggers of Americus .

 Funeral arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma. 

 [Note: Clem W. Pike, Jr. – Born December 19, 1918 – Died April 15, 1976 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery .]

OBITS   for   April   2003

 


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  November 5, 1980

 ENOCK     LEWIS     PETERS

 Funeral services were held on Friday, October 31, 1980 in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home for Mr. Enoch Lewis Peters, age 88, of Oglethorpe.  Mr. Peters died on Thursday, October 30 at the Oaks Nursing Home.  Rev. Sam Taylor officiated and burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

  Mr. Peters was a lifelong resident of Macon County, a retired farmer and a member of Corinth United Methodist Church.

  Surviving Mr. Peters are a sister, Mrs. Vera P. Bridger of Oglethorpe; a brother, Mr. W. A. Peters of Thomaston and several nieces and nephews.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Enoch Lewis Peters [March 19, 1893 – October 30, 1980] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery]


Valentine Patten

The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian


Merged Oct. 1, 1931 July 14, 1932

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR VALENTINE PATTEN
Youth Drowns in Miona Springs Wednesday About Noon, Attack Believed Cause of Fall.
Oglethorpe Ga. July 14 - Funeral services for Valentine Patten, 23, who was drowned at Miona Springs shortly after noon Wednesday, were held at the city cemetery here at ten o'clock today, conducted by Rev. W. E. Dennis and Rev. D. L. Heglar.
Young Patten, who had been in ill health for a number of years and who on this account was temporarily making his home at Miona, it is understood, was preparing to enter the pool, which he was accustomed to doing almost daily, and suffered an attack which it is believed caused him to fall and drown before regaining consciousness or before help could reach him, although Mr. J. N. Tolar, keeper and owner of the premises, reached him in something like five minutes after he was last seen alive.
While subject to attacks similar to those it is believed he suffered one just before falling. The young man had shown considerable improvement during the past few months since moving out to the springs, and it was believed he was enjoying better health than in years. He was a likeable young man, has scores of friends who mourn his passing, and had made his home with his aunt, Mrs. J. A. Adams, here for a number of years.
He is survived by one sister, Miss Inez Patten of Thomasville and two brothers, who reside at Miami, Fla.
Pallbearers were Messrs. Fred Kleckley, Roy Rodgers, Hinton Turner, Ralph English, McKenzie Perry and Henry B. English.
[Note: Valentine Patten is buried in the Oglethorpe Cemetery in an unmarked grave but information was given to the Cemetery Surveyers by a family member.


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. November 7, 1963

 MRS. C. T. POSS

 Funeral services for Mrs. C. T. Poss, 77, who died Sunday in the Ideal Nursing Home after a long illness, were held Monday afternoon in the Bowen-Everett Funeral Home in Vienna.

 Dr. L. C. Cutts officiated and burial was in the SWEARINGEN CEMETERY IN Dooly Co., Ga.

Mrs. Poss, a native of Cobb County, is survived by six sons, Huey Poss of Lilly, Claude Poss of Pitts, Harold Poss of Cordele, Marion Poss of Macon, Norris Poss of Montezuma, and Thomas Poss of Vienna; three daughters, Mrs. Ray Athon of Montezuma, Mrs. Louis Butler of Vienna and Mrs. Troy Abbott of Cochran.

 


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. February 21, 1930

CHARLES GLENN POWELL

Mr. Glenn Powell Succumbs At Oteen.
The many friends of Mr. Glenn Powell, will regret very much to learn of his death Tuesday at Oteen, N.C. Glenn had been in bad health for some time, and was a patient in the hospital maintained by the Government for veterans of the Great War.
Glenn was 37 years old and for the last few years of his life made his home with his sister, Mrs. Napier Burson in Camilla, Ga. He attended school at Stone Mountain and went from there to Emory College, then at Oxford, Ga. He was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.
Much more - not copied.
Glenn is survived by his step-mother, Mrs. C. A. Powell and one sister, Mrs. Florence Burson of Camilla.
The funeral will be at the home of his step-mother, Mrs. C. A. Powell, immediately after the one o'clock train, and interment will be in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

[Note: Lt. Charles Glenn Powell [1894 - 1930] "Served his country in the World War - is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside Janie, wife of C. A. Powell [4-21-1865 - 4-2-1896] which is most likely his mother.


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. July 22, 1927
ROBERT LEE POWELL BURIED HERE
Funeral services for R. L. Powell, whose sudden death occured Friday night at his home in Ft. Valley, were conducted in the Methodist Church of this city with Dr. H. C. Jones, pastor of the Methodist Church of Montezuma, officiating.
Mr. Powell is survived by three sisters, Mrs. H. E. Ravencroft of Savannah, Mrs. J. J. Bradford of Pelham and one brother, Mr. Charles O. Powell of Fairfax.
Out of town people attending the funeral were Mr. & Mrs.
H. E. Ravencroft and son, Henry Ravencroft of Savannah, Mrs. Joseph J. Bradford of Pelham, Mrs. Charles O. Powell and family of Fairfax, Mrs. T. W. Hollis of Buena Vista, Mrs. R. S. Braswell, Sr. and Mr. R. S. Braswell, Jr. of Ft. Valley and
others.
 


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.       November 24, 1960

 HENRY       JOHN       PRIEHS

 Funeral services for Henry John Priehs, 77, of Ideal, were held in the Seventh-day-Adventist Church on Friday afternoon, November 18, 1960 .

 Pastor Kenneth Harding of Macon, District Leader of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in this area, officiated at the services Friday afternoon, and interment was in the SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Oglethorpe.

 Mr. Priehs was born at St. Clair, Michigan, July 1, 1883.  For many years he lived in Florida , where he was successfully engaged in the real estate business.  It was in 1942 that he and his family came to Macon County , and purchased a farm of 350 acres in the vicinity of Ideal.

 His family was the first Adventist family to locate in Macon County , and he was active in the establishment of the local church.  He and his wife were charter members when it was organized, and Mr. Priehs served for some time as the local elder.

 He is survived by his wife, the former Genevieve Williams; by one daughter, Mrs. Norman Smith of Panama City , Fla. ; two sons, Calvin Priehs and Howard Priehs, both of Ideal; and by three grandchildren.  He also leaves to mourn, two brothers, three sisters and other relatives.

 Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Henry John Priehs – Born July 1, 1883 – Died November 16, 1960 is buried in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church Cemetery beside his wife, Genevieve Priehs Guest [June 6, 1900 – Aug 7, 1987] & Harold E. Guest [Dec. 25, 1891 – Nov. 12, 1989] 

[Note:  Apparently, after Henry John Priehs died, his wife, Genevieve Williams Priehs, married Harold E. Guest]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.      October 27, 1960

 MRS.    JAMES     E.   [Julia   Mayfield]     PICKARD

 Double funeral services for Mrs. Julia Pickard, 69, and her daughter, Mrs. Audrey Mathews, both residents of Route 2, Montezuma, were held Monday in the chapel of Gardner-Watson Funeral Home in Perry.

 Rev. Cham White and Rev. Aquilla Chamblee officiated and burial followed in EVERGREEN CEMETERY in Perry.

 Mrs. Pickard was killed Saturday in an auto accident on U. S. 41, seven miles south of Perry and Mrs. Mathews died several hours later from injured received in the same accident.

 Mrs. Mathews is survived by her husband, W. D. Mathews of Montezuma and a daughter, Pamela Mathews of Montezuma.  

Mrs. Pickard is survived by a sister, Mrs. N. E. Coffey of Lawrenceville, Tenn.

 [Note: Julia Mayfield, wife of J. E. Pickard – Born August 13, 1891 – Died October 22, 1960 is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Perry beside her husband, James E. Pickard [ Oct. 29, 1886 – June 21, 1958]

 [Note:  Audrey Pickard Mathews, wife of W. D. Mathews  - Born August 21, 1922 – Died October 22, 1960 is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Perry.]

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  April 17, 1958

JAMES     HARDY     PETERS

 J. H. Peters, 68, Died After Long Illness; Rites Monday.

 


Funeral services for James Hardy Peters, 68, were held Monday afternoon at the Oglethorpe Methodist Church with the Rev. Henry Thomas and the Rev. W. W. Whaley officiating.  Burial was in MT. ZION LUTHERAN CEMETERY.

  Pallbearers were Harvey Mathis, J. W. Hammock, John F. Williams, John Bryan, Robert Ellis and Leonard Ethridge.  Smith-Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

  A native of Macon County, Mr. Peters died at his home in Oglethorpe Sunday morning after a lengthy illness.  He was a member of the Methodist Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mable Ruth Smith Peters of Oglethorpe; one son, K. M. Peters of Newnan; three sisters, Mrs. J. T. Bridger of Oglethorpe, Mrs. A. J. Green of Thomaston, Miss Sarah Peters of Rupert; three brothers, J. T. Peters and E. L. Peters, both of Rupert and W. A. Peters of Thomaston and one granddaughter.

 

[Note: James H. Peters – Born February 22, 1896 – Died April 13, 1958 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside his wife, Mabel S. Peters Bridger [August 14, 1902 – May 22, 1992] See her Obit


 

OBITS   FOR   JUNE   2003

 Macon County News Leader – Montezuma, Ga. June 5, 2003

 MRS.  CARVIS    LEE    [  Ruby  Griggers]   PARKS

 Ruby Parks, 90, of Montezuma passed away Thursday, May 29, 2003. Funeral services were held Saturday, May 31, in the Chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home.  Burial followed in the BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

  Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Jim Griggers.  She was the widow of Carvis Lee Parks.  She was a member of the Community Friendship Church in Montezuma.  She worked at Vanta Mills and Troy’s Snack Shack.  She was predeceased by her son, Troy Parks.

  She is survived by her sons: Kenny Parks of Oglethorpe and Harold Parks of Warner Robins; sister, Fannie Griggers Whittington of Montezuma; four grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

  Family may be contacted at the Parks Residence, 130 Coogle Road, Oglethorpe, Ga. 31068

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

 [Note: Ruby Griggers Parks – Born about 1913 – Died May 29, 2003 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Carvis Lee Parks [May 4, 1908 – May 20, 1976]


OBITS   FOR   JUNE    2003

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  August 7, 1958

 JAMES     MARTIN     PEASTER

 Peaster Infant Buried Here Saturday

 

Graveside services for James Martin Peaster, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Peaster, were held Saturday afternoon, August 1, at BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY with the Rev. L. E. Williams officiating. Gardner Watson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

  In addition to the parents, survivors include grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Peaster of Montezuma and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Price of Oglethorpe and a number of aunts and uncles.

 [Note: James Martin Peaster, infant son of Marzelle and James Peaster – August 1, 1958 – “Our Baby” is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery.


 OBITS     FOR     JUNE     2003

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

 MARGARET     ELSIE     PARKS

 Elsie Parks, 18, Passes After Long Illness; Rites Saturday.

  Margaret Elsie Parks, 18, daughter of Mrs. Florence Parks of Montezuma and the late Keith Parks, died Friday, September 5, at Gracewood Hospital in Augusta, where she had been a patient for some time.

  Survivors other than her mother are two sisters, Mrs. Sidney Pyles of Macon and Miss Linda Parks of Montezuma; two brothers, Cecil Parks of Macon and Sonny Parks of Montezuma.

  Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at the Montezuma Methodist Church with the Rev. L. E. Williams and the Rev. C. G. Ward officiating.  Interment was in FELTON CEMETERY with Montezuma Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

  Pallbearers were James Bentley, J. B. Morris, Ernest McQuire, Malcolm Crook, Johnny Lane and David Jones.

 

[Note: Margaret Elsie Parks – Born January 18, 1940 – Died September 5, 1958 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside a brother, W. Marion Parks [August 17, 1938 – June 12, 1948] See his Obit.


OBITS    FOR    JUNE    2003

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  October 16, 1958

 MARVIN       BROWN     PEASTER

 Marvin B. Peaster, 50, Buried Sunday.

  Funeral services for Marvin Peaster, 50, were held at the First Baptist Church in Montezuma Sunday.  The Rev. C. G. Ward, pastor and Rev. Otho Pirkle, pastor of Cedar Valley Baptist Church officiated.  Pallbearers were Artis Lockerman, George Fowler, Ernest Crook, Dock Payne, Allen Payne and Dock Whittington.  Honorary pallbearers included Dick Price, Jimmy Spradley, Aubrey Harris, Jack Tatum, Douglas Hawk, L. J. Hill, Ralph Price, Marvin Athon and Carvis Parks.

  Gardner Watson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

  Mr. Peaster died Friday morning in a local hospital after several days illness.  He was a carpenter and a life long resident of Montezuma.

  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Leila Mae Wright Peaster; three sons, Thomas B. Peaster and James L. Peaster of Montezuma; and Jimmy David Peaster in the U.S.Navy, two daughters, Christine Peaster and Betty Jean Peaster of Montezuma, two sisters, Mrs. Velma Peaster Brown of Macon and Mrs. Willy W. Bass of Atlanta; four brothers, Jammie Peaster of Savannah, Jake Peaster of Americus, Wilmont Peaster and Hill Peaster of Montezuma.

 

[Note: Marvin Brown Peaster – Born December 24, 1907 – Died October 10, 1958 is buried in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY beside Leila Mae Wright Peaster [Sept. 10, 1908 – Dec. 13, 1975]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 18, 1975

FRED L. PAYNE

Ideal - Fred L. Payne, 64, a former member of Ideal City Council, died Thursday in a Montezuma hospital. Services were held at 11 am Saturday in the ELLAVILLE CEMETERY.
Mr. Payne, a native of Taylor county, had lived in Ideal most of his life. He was employed by the State Department of Transportation Maintenance Department and was a member of the Georgia Department of Transportation Engineers Association.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Frances Rainey Payne of Ideal; four sisters, Mrs. Kenneth Hines of Leslie, Mrs. W. L. Gresham of Byromville; Mrs. W. P. Brooks of Ideal and Mrs. Wilbur Rodgers of Oglethorpe; four brothers, James Payne of Tallahassee, Fla., T. E. Fowler of Columbus, the Rev. G. Homer Fowler of Oglethorpe and Ernest Fowler of Atlanta.
Giddens Funeral Home of Ellaville had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Fred L. Payne - Born August 14, 1910 - Died June 12, 1975 is buried in Ellaville Cemetery ]
 


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

FOY  ROBERT  PEEDE

Foy Robert Peede, 68, Former Citizen, Buried Here Monday Afternoon
  Foy Robert Peede, 68, of Kathleen, died Saturday in a Montezuma hospital after a short illness.
  Funeral services were held Monday in the Montezuma Methodist Church with the Rev. C. C. Edmundson and the Rev. Tom Slinker, officiating. Interment was in FELTON CEMETERY.
  A former resident of Macon County, Mr. Peede was a retired farmer.
  Survivors include his widow, two sons, Olin Peed of Albany and Marvin Peed of Statesboro; two daughters, Mrs. Clifford Malcolm of Kathleen and Mrs. Rupert Donaldson of Statesboro; four brothers, Frank Peed of Butler, Morgan Peed of Ft. Myers, Fla., Fred Peed of Ft. Myers and J. R. Peede of Florence, S.C.; three sisterrs, Mrs. H. M. Pennington of Perry, Mrs. J. D. Pippin of Stone Mountain and Mrs. E. E. Peede of Perry, and 14 grandchildren.
  Gardner Watson Funeral Home of Perry was in charge.

[Note: Foy R. Peed [March 12, 1894 - December 1, 1962] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Mattie Onie Peed [6-16-1893 - 7-11-1990]
 


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

 BENJAMIN FRANKLIN PIKE

 Benjamin Franklin Pike, 83, of Montezuma, died late Tuesday afternoon at a local nursing home. He had been in declining health for a number of years.

 Funeral services will be held Thursday at Cedar Valley Baptist Church with the pastor, the Rev. Otho Pirkle, officiating. Burial will be in CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. The hour of services will be announced by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

 A retired farmer, Mr. Pike had resided in Montezuma for 36 years, moving here from Tallapoosa. He was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church.

 Survivors include three sons, Hastel G. Pike of Montezuma, Homer F. Pike of Oglethorpe, Pierce S. Pike of Montezuma; two daughters, Mrs. W. T. Watson of Montezuma, Mrs. Emory Leffel of Silver Springs, Md., two brothers, C. W. Pike, Sr. of Montezuma, L. M. Pike of Columbus; one sister, Mrs. Effie Norris of Gainesville, Fla.; 20 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

 [Note: Benjamin F. Pike – Born January 16, 1880 – Died May 7, 1963 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside Lula Meadows Pike [Oct. 31, 1885 – Feb. 20, 1951] See her Obit.


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

MISS  CLAUDIA  LATRICIA  PLANT

Graveside Services Held Saturday for Miss Plant, 81.
Miss Claudia Latricia Plant, 81, died Thursday, November 15, at a Macon hospital after a long illness.
  Graveside services were held Saturday at the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY.  The Rev. William C. Tribble and the Rev. W. G. Childres officiated.
  Miss Plant was born in Marshallville and lived there all her life. She was a retired postal clerk and a member of the Marshallville Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Marshallville chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
  She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George B. Plant of Marshallville.
  Survivors include two nephews, Robert A. Slappey of Warner Robins and George Plant Slappey of Houston, Texas.

[Note: Claudia L. Plant [August 14, 1892 - November 15, 1962] is buried in the Marshallville Cemetery beside her parents.
 


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

MONTEZUMA MAN'S FALL TO DEATH STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION HERE

The tragic death of John Albert Pond, 22 of Montezuma, is still under investigation according to a report from Macon County Sheriff Charles Cannon last Friday.
Pond died Saturday morning, December 29, at approximately 12:05 am when he apparently fell from an overpass bridge onto I-75 just south of Henderson, Ga. He was struck by two or more on-coming vehicles.
The Perry State Patrol was called to the scene shortly after midnight. An autopsy was performed later on Saturday with the cause of death diagnosed as a blow to the head.
Tim Rodgers, also of Montezuma and a friend of the victim, was with Pond on the bridge at the time of the incident. Sheriff Cannon said that Rodgers had been questioned about the case but the Sheriff was reluctant to release mor information until the case had be thoroughly investigated.
The G. B. I. along with the sheriff departments of Houston and Macon counties are cooperating in the investigation.
 

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

LOCAL MAN DIES ON I-75

John Albert Pond, 22, of Montrezuma died at approximately 12:05 am Saturday morning, December 29, on I-75 in an incident of undertermined cause.
The Perry State Patrol was called to the scene 10 miles south of Perry, shortly after midnight. An autopsy was performed Saturday, and tissue specimens have been sent to the Georgia Crime Laboratory in Atlanta. Results have not been released.
The case is under investigation by the Georgia Highway Patrol
 


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

MRS. CHARLES LEWIS  [Mattie Raines  Hicks]  PYRON

Mrs. Pyron, 82, of Reynolds Passes Monday.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Raines Hicks Pyron, 82, were held Tuesday, October 23, at the Reynolds Baptist Church with the Rev. J. R. Whiddon, pastor, officiating. Burial was in HILLCREST CEMETERY.
  Mrs. Pyron, widow of the late Charles Lewis Pyron, died at her home in Reynolds, Monday morning, October 22, after a two months illness.  She was born in Macon County, the daughter of the late Aretus Williams Hicks and Mary Carson Hicks, but had lived most of her life in Taylor County. She was an active member of the Baptist Church, of the E.D.C. Woman's Clunb and was past president of W.M.U.
  Survivors are: one son, Joseph Hicks Pyron of Tifton; one sister, Miss Kate Eloise Hicks of Reynolds, a number of nephews and nieces, one of which is Mrs. Parks Ham of this city.
  Goddard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 11, 1962

JOSEPH  LOYD  PRICE

Joseph L. Price Passes Monday
Funeral services for Joseph L. Price, 71, were held Tuesday, October 9, at the Congregational Holiness Church with the Rev. Lewis Bragg and Sister Lattie Wilborn officiating. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
  Pallbearers were J. C. Lamberth, Bobby Lamberth, Jewett Walton Trice Tucker, Jack Tucker and Tommy Tucker.
  Mr. Price, who died in a local hospital Monday afternoon, had lived in Montezuma 30 years, moving here from Dooly County. He was a retired carpenter and a member of the Baptist Church.
  Surviving are four sons, L. D. Price, James Price and Earl Price, all of Albany, Cecil Price of Montezuma; three daughters, Mrs. J. T. Tucker of Fort Valley, Mrs. Grover Lamberth and Mrs. Luther Robbins, both of Montezuma; a brother, Maude [?] Price of Louisville, Ala; 19 grandchildren; a great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.
  Watson-Mathews Funerfal Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Joseph Loyd Price [December 18, 1891 - October 8, 1962] is buried in Bertha Dozier Cem.  beside Lillie Helms Price [Feb. 25, 1893 - Dec. 10, 1958]
 


Macon County Citizen - Montezuma Georgian - [Merged Oct. 1931]  April 28, 1932

FARMER   P.  PARKS

Death of Former Macon County Man.
Oglethorpe, Ga. April 28.  Many hearts in Oglethorpe and Macon County were saddened when the news came from Ellaville early last Friday that Mr. F. A. Park had passed at his home near there.
  Mr. Park was a long-time resident of Macon County and only a few years ago moved to Ellaville that he might in his declining years, be near his son.  His long life of four score yerars and one was a life of usefulness, and his like is not ofter found now.  He was a hightone Christian gentlemen and no greater eulogy is needed, and no one more worthy of such words of praise.
  His funeral was held in thge Ellaville Baptist Church conducted by his pastor, and assisted by a former pastor, Rev. Carter and Rev. Scott of the Methodist Church.
  Interment was in ELLAVILLE.  The pallbearers were his grandsons, Theo. Parks, Howard Parks and James Park, Glenn Smith and Park Smith and Dan Witt.
  Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Mrs. A. M. Park of Ideal, Ross Park of Ellaville, four daughters, Mrs. D. C.[Theodocia M. Park] Smith, Mrs. B. C.[Myra Park] Kennedy, Mrs. W. P. Causey of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Irene Livingston of Ellaville.

[Note: In 1880 Macon Co., Ga.  Census Farmer P. Parks 29 had a wife, Emma 25 and one son Albert M. 1] In 1900 Macon Co., Ga. Census Farmer P. Parks 49, had no wife, but sons, Albert M. 21, & Ross A. 10 & daughters: Theodocia 18, Irene 16, Myra 14 and Mabel E. 4;] [Evidently, a 2nd wife, not named,  is the survivor mentioned]
 


Citizen & Georgian - Oglethorpe,  Ga.  April 9, 1964

MRS.  ARTHUR  EULAN   [Mary Lee Mc Kenzie] PENNINGTON

Final Rites Held Wednesday For Mrs. Pennington
Final rites for Mrs. Mary Lee McKenzie Pennington, 77, of Ringgold, were held Wednesday in the Cedar Valley Baptist Church.  The Rev. Otho Pirkle and the Rev. W. H. Lewis officiated and burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
  Mrs. Pennington died Monday in a Chattanooga, Tenn., hospital after a lengthy illness.
  She was a native of Andersonville but for the past six years resided with a daughter, Mrs. Presley Yates at Ringgold.  A retired teacher, Mrs. Pennington taught for many years in the Macon County schools. She was a member of the Andersonville Methodist Church.
  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Yates of Ringgold; two sisters, Mrs. A. W. Arnold of Montezuma, and Mrs. O. C. Cox of Cummings; three brothers, J. Willie McKenzie of Butler, Charlie McKenzie of Montezuma, and Ernest B. MNcKenzie of Lubbock, Texas.
  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Oglethorpe Cemetery for Mrs. Mary Lee McKenzie Pennington]
[Note: There is an OBIT for ARTHUR EULAN PENNINGTON died @ 70, survived by his wife, Mrs. May Lee McKenzie Pennington, one daughter, Mrs. Pressley Yates of Ringgold - Interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.  I do NOT find a marker for him but I find an OBIT
 


BUTLER HERALD - May 21, 1907  -  Abstracted by Marilyn Windham -

WALTER  J.  POWELL

W. J. Powell of Oglethorpe, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Robert Lee Greer on Wednesday.  He was 66 years old.

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for Walter J. Powell.  His daughter and her husband are both buried in Oglethorpe Cem.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 10, 1955

 

MRS.   R.   S.  PERRY
 
Mrs. R. S. Perry, 82, Buried At Garden Valley February 2nd.
Mrs. R. S. Perry, 82, died at her residence on the upper Andersonville Road, Monday, January 31, 1955 following a lengthy illness.  Mrs. Perry was a native of Macon County but had spent her last 16 years in Sumter County.
  Funeral services were held from the Reese Park Chapel in Americus at 3 p.m. February 2 with the Rev. George H. White officiating.  Interment was in the PLEASNT GROVE CEMETERY in Garden Valley.
  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Alfred T. McChargue of Americus, Mrs. Warren Randall of LaGrange and Mrs. G. C. Wall, Sr. of Dawson; one sister, Mrs. Belle Cribb of Cordele; two brothers, Judge Passmore of Haskinsville and Homer Passmore of Ashburn; also eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
 

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in Pleasant Grove Cemetery for Mrs. R. S. Perry.]

[Note: I do find 3 adult Unmarked graves in the Perry Family Lot. - One is probably for Robert S. Perry whose oibit was posted earlier, he died 5-13-1936]  I also find in Macon Co., Ga. Marriage Book F/73  [I do not have the date] where Robt. S. Perry married Maude Watkins.  BUT this lady's name could be Maude but her brothers' surname is Passmore.
I could certainly use a little help here. PLEASE RESPOND if you can help me solve this puzzle.

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 14, 1956

MRS. ALLEN H. [Hesta McKenzie] PERRY

Final Rites Held Sunday For Mrs. A. H. Perry, 81.

Final rites for Mrs. Hesta McKenzie Perry, 81, beloved Oglethorpe resident, who passed away Saturday at her home, were held Sunday at the Oglethorpe Baptist Church. The Rev. Melvin York, pastor, officiated and interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - Not Copied.

A life long resident of Macon County. Mrs. Perry was the widow of Allen H. Perry, for many years clerk of the county commissioners and county treasurer. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Her son, McKenzie A. Perry, is editor of the Metropolitan Herald, published in Atlanta, and treasurer and member of the board of managers of the Georgia Press Association.

Other survivors include one daughter, Miss Bryce Perry of Oglethorpe, teacher; a brother, Bob McKenzie of Panama City, Fla.; a sister, Mrs. D. A. Taylor of Vienna and two grandchildren.

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

[Note: Hesta McKenzie Perry [October 26, 1874 - June 9, 1956] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, A. H. Perry [October 12, 1864 - January 17, 1926] and A.H.Perry's 1st wife, Florence, wife of A. H. Perry [September 19, 1867 - July 7, 1898]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 28, 1954

WILLIAM THOMAS PARKS

William T. Parks Rites Held Here Sunday Afternoon.

William Thomas Parks, age 56, died Saturday night as a result of injuries received in an automobile accident near DeSoto.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon from the chapel of the Smith-Tindol Funeral Home with the Rev. C. G. Ward officiating. Interment was in the BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

Survivors include the wife, the former Ola Mae Wilson; two sisters, Mrs. Emmie Sawyer and Mrs. Clovis Poole, both of Ideal; and four brothers, Dewey Parks of Butler; Monroe Parks of Americus, Milton Parks and Oscar Parks both of Macon.

Pallbearers & Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied.

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

[Note: William Thomas Parks [May 21, 1898 - October 23, 1954] is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 21, 1954

MRS. ALBERT MONROE [Alma McLain Holloway] PARKS

Services For Mrs. Alma M. Parks To Be Held Today, 3:00.

Mrs. Alma McLain Parks, age 73, passed away at the residence of her son in Columbus Tuesday night following several months illness. She was born January 12, 1881, the daughter of the late James Robert and Ella Childres Holloway, and was the wife of the late Albert M. Park.

Survivors include three sons, H. R. Park of Ideal, James F. Parks of Columbus and Theo A. Parks of Columbus; two brothers, Ed Lee Holloway and Jodie Holloway, both of Ellaville, four sisters, Mrs. Arrie Saunders, Mrs. Daisy McElhenny, Mrs. Myra Cook, all of Ellaville and Mrs. Abbie Allen of Buena Vista; nine grandchildren.

Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon [Thursday] from the Ideal Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl Ayers, the Rev. Henry Thomas, and the Rev. C. C. Lynch officiating. Interment will be in the IDEAL CEMETERY. Smith Tindol Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge.

[Note: Alma Holloway, wife of Albert Monroe Park [January 12, 1880 - October 19, 1954] is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, Albert Monroe Park [October 6, 1878 - September 11, 1952] See his obit.


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

STACY STEWART PAYNE

S. S. Payne Rites Held Friday P.M., October 1, Here.

Funeral services for Stacy Stewart Payne, 43 year old Oglethorpe salesman, were conducted from the Chapel of the Smith Tindol Funeral Home in Montezuma Friday afternoon with the Rev. Henry Thomas officiating. Interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

A lifelong resident of Macon County, he was the son of the late Eula C. Oliver and George W. Payne. He was a member of the Oglethorpe Methodist Church.

Survivors include three sisters, Miss Lois Payne, Miss Eva Mae Payne, both of Oglethorpe, and Mrs. Dennis Spivey of Augusta.

Pallbearers were W. E. Hunter, John F. Williams, Leonard Etheridge, Bill Scovill, T. O. Webb and Marvin Johnson.

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

[Note: Stacy Stewart Payne [June 2, 1911 - September 30, 1954] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his mother, Eula Oliver Payne [July 7, 1876 - July 22, 1952] See her obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 18, 1957

MISS NEVA M. POOLE

Miss Neva Poole, Former Resident of Ideal, Passes.

Funeral services for Miss Neva Poole, 58, of Fort Valley, were held Tuesday at the Fort Valley Baptist Church.

The Rev. M. D. Reed and the Rev. F. J. Gilbert officiated. Burial was in OAKLAWN CEMETERY.

Miss Poole, a native of Ideal, died at her home Sunday following a long illness.

Survivors include one foster son, S. Sgt. Henry Gilbert Poole of Paris France; two sisters, Mrs. Ida Simmons of Buena Vista and Mrs. Mahala Bell of Ellaville; and two brothers, B. U. Poole of Buena Vista and G. H. Poole of Jacksonville, Fla.; several nieces and nephews.

[Note: Neva M. Poole [May 18, 1889 - July 14, 1957] is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery in Fort Valley, Ga. near Effie Poole Johnson [March 2, 1894 - March 7, 1941] See her obit.


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

MRS. PAUL CHARLTON [Vera Mc Elmurray] PARKS

Mrs. Vera Parks 52, Passes After Long Illness; Rites Tuesday.

Mrs. Vera Mc Elmurray Parks, 52 died Sunday night at her home in Ideal following a long illness.

Widow of the late Paul Parks of Ideal, she was a native of Marion County and a member of Tazewell Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Wilbur Parks of Ideal; a son, Larry Parks of Ideal, parents, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. McElmurray of Tazewell; a sister Mrs. Henry Halley of Tazewell, a brother, William L. McElmurray of Macon and three grandchildren.

Suneral services were conducted from COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH Tuesday, the Rev. Henry Thomas and Rev. H. H. Gregory officiating. Interment followed in the C0UNTY LINE CEMETERY.

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

[Note: Vera McElmurray Parks [December 25, 1904 - June 2, 1957] is buried in County Line Cemetery beside her husband, Paul Charlton Parks [Sepember 28, 1910 - October 29, 1905 [????]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 30, 1957

EDDIE LOWARD PEASTER

Funeral Services Held Friday For E. L. Peaster, 45.

Funeral services were held Friday, May 24, in Montezuma Baptist Church for Eddie Loward Peaster, 45, a lifelong resident of Macon County who died unexpectedly May 22. The Rev. C. G. Ward officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

Pallbearers were Chief Beasley, Ralph Joiner, Joe Robinson, Coleman Ragin, Sirah Lawhorn and Chester Simmons. Honorary pallbearers were firemen fromn Robins Air Force Base.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ethel Lamberth Peaster; one son, Bennie [?] Peaster; two sisters, Mrs. Marshall Bass of Atlanta and Mrs. Oscar Brown of Macon; five brothers, Wilbur Peaster, Marvin Peaster and Hill Peaster of Montezuma, Jake Peaster of Americus and James Peaster of Savannah.

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

[Note:Eddie Loward Peaster [August 6, 1911 - May 22, 1957] is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 1, 1945

ROSMAN JEANETTE PARKS

Graveside Services For Infant Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Parks.

Graveside services were held on Tuesday, October 30th at the LITTLE VINE CEMETERY in Reynolds for Rosman Jeanette Parks, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Parks of Taylor County. The little girl died on October 29th at a Montezuma hospital.

The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Little Vine Cemetery also sometimes called New Hope Cemetery. However, there is a new church that has been constituted in the old church building. It has been re-modeled and the members have cleaned up a very big portion of the cemetery. They plan to go further in the woods to see if there are other markers.


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

MRS. FRANCIS M. [ Sara Lou Wicker] PENNINGTON

Funeral Services Held Tuesday For Mrs. Lou Pennington.

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon, July 24th, at 3:00 o'clock for Mrs. Sara Lou Pennington, 81, who died at a local hospital Sunday morning at 12:50. Mrs. Pennington died of injuries received when struck by a car in front of her home in the Spalding community earlier in the evening.

Mrs. Pennintgon, beloved citizen of Macon County for 35 years, was born in Sumter County on September 6, 1884, the daughter of the late J. M. Wicker and Sara Smith Wicker, both natives of South Carolina. She had made her home in Spalding with her daughter, Mrs. Lutie Herring, for some time, and was a member of the Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe. Her husband, the late F. M. Pennington, preceded her in death.

Surviving her are one son, Herbert M. Pennington of Atlanta; five daughters, Mrs. E. L. Davis of Atlanta; Mrs. W. E. Shivers of Warner Robins; Mrs. J. A. Bacon of Plains; Mrs. Lutie Herring of Montezuma; and Mrs. Albert C. Miller of Memphis, Tenn; and 14 grandchildren.

Services were conducted from the Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe, the Rev. John D. Zeigler officiating, assisted by the Rev. Charles A. Jackson, Jr. and interment was in FELTON'S CEMETERY in Montezuma. Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of Arrangements. Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: Sarah Lou Pennington [September 6, 1863 - July 14, 1945] is buried in Felton's Cemetery beside her husband, Francis M. Pennington [January 19, 1864 - April 29, 1935] See His Obit


The Leader Tribune - Fort Valley, Georgia May 20, 1954 FRONT PAGE

CHARLIE BURKE POOLE

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR CHARLIE B. POOLE, RETIRED POLICE OFFICER.
Funeral services were held here last Monday afternoon for Charlie Burke Poole, retired City Police Officer, who died last Saturday after a lengthy illness.
A native of this section, Mr. Poole was a member of the Fort Valley United Methodist Church and was prominent in local affairs for many years.
Services were held at the Methodist Church at 3 p.m. with Rev. G. N. Rainey, pastor & Rev. J. M. Yarbrough, a former pastor officiating. Burial was in OAKLAWN CEMETERY in Fort Valley.
Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Mattie Booth; 1 daughter, Mrs. Marion Glaze of Fort Valley, two brothers, G. C. "Dud" Poole and Harry L. Poole, Both of Fort Valley, five sisters; Mrs. P. H. Hinson, Mrs. Roy Anthoine, Mrs. Annie Arnold, Mrs. Jim Jones, all of Fort Valley & Mrs. Hattie Moore of Moultrie.
Pallbearers: Frederick Jones, Marion Anthoine, Calvin Poole, William Poole, John Batton, Jr. & J. W. Bradshaw.
Local business houses closed during the perior of the funeral. Rooks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Charlie B. Poole - Born May 30, 1894 - Died May 15, 1954 is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery beside his wife, Mattie Booth Poole [2-17-1897 - 1-3-1990]

 


The Leader Tribune - Fort Valley, Georgia - January 10, 1990

MRS. CHARLIE BURKE [Mattie Booth] POOLE

Graveside Services at Oaklawn Cemetery For Mrs. Mattie B. Poole.
Mrs. Mattie B. Poole, 92, of 309 Pecan Street, Fort Valley died January 3, 1990.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 5, 1990, graveside at OAKLAWN CEMETERY in Fort Valley. Rev. John Bagwell officiated.
Mrs. Poole was a member of Fort Valley United Methodist church.
Survivors: A daughter, Ann P. Ward of Fort Valley, two granddaughters & 3 Great-grandchildren.

[Note: Mattie B. Poole - Born February 17, 1897 - Died May 15, 1954 is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery in Fort Valley, Ga. beside her husband, Charlie B. Poole [5-30-1894 - 5-15-1954]


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

P.F.C. IVEY LINDSEY PENNINGTON

PFC Lindsey Pennington Killed In Action At Iwo Jima On March 7.

PFC Ivey L. Pennington, 22, U.S.M.C.R., Infantry, 5th Division was killed in action on March 7 according to the telegram from the War Department received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. I. Pennington of Oglethorpe on March 28th.

PFC Pennington went into service July 5, 1943 as a member of the V-12 Group at Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. After completing the V-12 training he received his boot training at Parris Island, S.C. He received further training at Quantico., Va. and Camp LeJeune, N.C. before leaving for foreign service in November 1944. In his last letter written to his parents on February 26, he said that the "going" on Iwo was tough but that he was O.K. so far.

Before entering the service, Pennington was a student of the Junior Class at Georgia Teachers College in Statesboro, Ga. At the college he was prominent in Athletics and sosial activities.

He is survived by his parents, Mrt. and Mrs. B. I. Pennington; three sisters, Miss Hazel Pennington, Miss Frances Pennington and Mrs. John G. Peede, all of Oglethorpe, and one brother, S/Sgt, Tully S. Pennington of Tuscaloosa, Ala.


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

P.F.C. IVEY LINDSEY PENNINGTON

PFC Lindsey Pennington Killed In Action At Iwo Jima On March 7.

PFC Ivey L. Pennington, 22, U.S.M.C.R., Infantry, 5th Division was killed in action on March 7 according to the telegram from the War Department received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. I. Pennington of Oglethorpe on March 28th.

PFC Pennington went into service July 5, 1943 as a member of the V-12 Group at Emory University, Atlanta, Ga. After completing the V-12 training he received his boot training at Parris Island, S.C. He received further training at Quantico., Va. and Camp LeJeune, N.C. before leaving for foreign service in November 1944. In his last letter written to his parents on February 26, he said that the "going" on Iwo was tough but that he was O.K. so far.

Before entering the service, Pennington was a student of the Junior Class at Georgia Teachers College in Statesboro, Ga. At the college he was prominent in Athletics and sosial activities.

He is survived by his parents, Mrt. and Mrs. B. I. Pennington; three sisters, Miss Hazel Pennington, Miss Frances Pennington and Mrs. John G. Peede, all of Oglethorpe, and one brother, S/Sgt, Tully S. Pennington of Tuscaloosa, Ala.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 1, 1945

MRS. GEORGE PRESTON [Ella P. Loper] CLARK

Mrs. Ella Clark, 83, Buried Tuesday At Mount Zion Church.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Pauline Clark, 83, were held on Wednesday afternoon, February 28, from the Mount Zion Lutheran Church near Oglethorpe. Mrs. Clark, practically a life-long resident of the Cut-Off Community, died at her home there late Tuesday afternoon.

Mrs. Clark was born in Sumter County and moved to her present home when very young. She was a member of the Methodist Church in Cut-Off.

Surviving her are three daughters, Mrs. C. J. Greene and Mrs. Minnie C. Kitchens, both of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Jesse Lyle of Americus.

Rev. John D. Zeigler officiated at the services and interment was in the MOUNT ZION CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not copied.

[Note: Ella P. Loper Clark [October 4, 1861 - February 27, 1945] is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside her husband, George Preston Clark - [August 12, 1856 - November 7, 1931] See his obit.


The Taylor County News, April 14, 2005

CHARLES MELVIN PIERCE

Charles Melvin Pierce, 68, of Andersonville, Ga. died Sunday morning, April 10, 2005 at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Ga.
Funeral services were Tuesday, April 12, 2005 at 2 pm in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma, Ga., with Rev. Mark Poole officiating. Burial followed in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY.
He was born October 5, 1936 in Mauk, Ga. to the late Joe Pierce and Lizzie Maude Woodall Pierce. He served in the Georgia Army National Guard for 38 years. He was a member of Whitewater Baptist Church in Oglethorpe and was an avid fisherman and loving father.
He is survived by his wife, Sara King Pierce of Andersonville, Ga.; four sons, Donald Pierce, Lane Pierce, Andrew Pierce and Charles Terrell Pierce, all of Andersonville; four sisters, Elizabeth English of Andersonville, Jane Stitces of Warner Robins, Ga. Daisy Bone and Winnie David, both of Butler, Ga.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: His parents are buried in [Section E-Row 324-876 & 877] There is not, at the time of our cemetery survey, a marked grave for Charles Melvin Pierce


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 28, 1944

JOHN JOSEPH PIERCE

Funeral Services Conducted For John J. Pierce

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 11:00 for John Joseph Pierce, who died last Thursday morning, December 21, at his residence in the Englishville district.

Mr. Pierce, who was 49 years of age, was a farmer and had lived in the Englishville district for four years. His wife is the former Lizzie Maud Woodall.

Survivors include his wife; five sons, Joe D. Pierce, Ralph P. Pierce, Melvin Pierce, Junior Guy and Herbert Guy; four daughters, Mrs. Minnie Davis of Butler, Edith Guy, Jane Guy and Irene Guy of Englishville; two sisters, Mrs. W. C. Emeritt of Seville, Ga. and Mrs. Sue Rodgers of Ludo, Kentucky; and two brothers, D. C. Pierce and J. G. Pierce, both of Eastman.

Services were conducted from the Montezuma Funeral Home and interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

[Note: John Joseph Pierce [January 8, 1893 - December 231, 1944] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside Lizzie W. Pierce [October 1, 1898 - December 11. 1987]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 30, 1944

MISS FRANCES ELIZABETH PEEK

Miss Frances Peek Dies At Andersonville Home.

Funeral services for Miss Frances Elizabeth Peek, who died at her home in Andersonville Wednesday, November 29, will be held at the Andersonville Baptist Church Friday, December 1, at 2:00 P.M.

Miss Peek, who was 44 years of age, was born in Macon County in 1900 and spent her entire life here. She was the daughter of W. C. Peek and the late Mrs. Leila Holloway Peek. She was a member of the Andersonville Baptist Church.

Surviving her are her father and two sisters, Mrs. L. S. Johnson and Miss Nettie Mae Peek, both of Andersonville.

Interment will be in the ANDERSONVILLE CEMETERY. The Montezuma Funeral Home was be in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Frances Peek [September 28, 1900 - November 29, 1944] is buried in the Andersonville City Cemetery]


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

NANCY CLAIR POSS

Nancy Poss Dies Suddenly Friday.

On Saturday afternoon, November 4, funeral services were held for little Nancy Clair Poss, three year old daughter of Norris Poss and Agnes Sutton Poss. Her death late Friday afternoon came as a shock to this family as the little girl had only been sick for a short time.

Nancy Clair was born in June, 1941 and had lived in Montezuma all of her life.

Services were held at the First Baptist Church, the Rev. B. A. Pafford officiating and interment was in FELTON CEMETERY. The Montezuma Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Nancy Clair, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N. S. Poss [June 13, 1941 - November 3, 1944] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her Mother, Agnes Sutton Poss [9-22-1921 - 6-9-1983]


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

WILLIAM MATTHEWS PARKER

W. M. Parker, Noted Educator, Buried At Reynolds Monday.

Funeral services were conducted Monday at the Reynolds Methodist Church for William M. Parker, 76, who died Sunday at a Montezuma Hospital following an illness of a few hours.

Mr. Parker, one of Macon County's most successful farmers, was a native of Talbot County. He had resided in Hicks; District near Reynolds about 20 years and formerly taught school in Reynolds. Mr. Parker was a member of the Macon County Board of Education and a member of the Methodist Church. His wife, who was a sister of R. A. Hicks of this city, died in 1942.

The Rev. Leon Edwards, assisted by the Rev. W. B. Hoats, officiated. Burial followed in the HICKS' CEMETERY.

Survivint are two daughters, Miss Elizabeth Parker and Miss Julia Parker; one son, William Parker; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Shumate of Atlanta and Mrs. Ella Parker os Talbotton

Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: William Matthews Parker [February 3, 1868 - August 13, 1944] is buried in Hicks Family Cemetery beside his wife, Elizabeth Hicks Parker [November 4, 1881 - October 25, 1942].


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

PVT. DORSEY L. PARKS

Dorsey L. Parks Killed In Action In France On July 14.

Mrs. C. C. Parks of Ideal received a telegram August 2nd stating that her son, Pvt. Dorsey L. Parks, was killed in action in France on July 14th.

Pvt Parks was born in Schley County, Concord Community, September 10, 1916. He attended the Concord and Ellaville Schools and later the Ideal school when his parents moved to Macon County. He was inducted into the Army from Macon County on September 10, 1941. Mr. Parks was a farmer. His father, C. c. Parks, died March 23, 1944.

Pvt. Parks is survived by his mother, Mrs. C. C. Parks, five sisters, Mrs. Velder James and Mrs. M. F. Dent of Ideal, Mrs. J. D. Hodge, Mrs. Cheek and Mrs. Pugh Pilcher of Americus; and four brothers, W. J. Parks of Charing; Grady L. Parks of Montezuma; and Paul Parks and Wilbur Parks of Ideal.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for any of the Parks mentioned above.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 4, 1944

MRS. WILLIAM G. [Etta Simpson] PENNINGTON

Mrs. Etta Simpson Pennington Passes.

Mrs. Etta Simpson Pennington, who lived in the Clearview community, died April 29th, Saturday, at her home after an illness of several weeks.

Mrs. Pennington had lived in this community all her life. She belonged to CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH. She was the wife of W. G. Pennington and the daughter of the late James T. Simpson and Mrs. Martha Ann Renfroe Simpson.

The funeral took place on Sunday afternoon at the Cedar Valley Church at four o'clock. Interment was in the CEDAR VALLEY CEMETERY. The Rev. Mr. Adair was the officiating minister. The pallbearers were Harley Taylor, David Lacey, Joe Hill, Walter Brand, A. W. Holmes and Long Thomas.

Mrs. Pennington is survived by her husband, W. G. Pennington and two daughters, Mrs. Joe Lacey and Mrs. P. G. Poteet. She was the sister of Mrs. D. W. Jones, who died from burns early in March.

[Note: Etta S. Pennington [1886 - 4-29-1944] is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside her husband, William G. Pennington [1883 - 1954] See his obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 27, 1944

MRS. LIZZIE GREGORY PARKS

Mrs. Lizzie G. Parks Passes At Homer of Mrs. Ben Kennedy.

On Sunday afternoon in Oglethorpe occurred the death of Mrs. Lizzie Gregory Parks at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ben Kennedy. Mrs. Parks was eighty-six years of age and had been a resident of the Oglethorpe community for fifty years. She was born in Monroe County, Ga.

Mrs. Parks was a member of the Methodist Church at Ellaville, at which place the funeral occurred on Monday afternoon at four o'[clock. Interment was in the ELLAVILLE CEMETERY.

The Rev. Barnes and the Rev. Dupree were the officiating ministers.

Mrs. Parks leaves four daughters, Mrs. D. C. Smith of Oglethorpe; Mrs. Ben Kennedy of Oglethorpe; Mrs. Bill Causey and Mrs. Irene Livingston of Ellaville, and two sons, Albert Parks of Ideal, and Ross Parks of Ellaville.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave listed in the Ellaville City Cemetery in the "History of Schley County, Ga." for Mrs. Lizzie Gregory Parks]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 21, 1964

HERBERT MARION PENNINGTON

H. M. Pennington, Former Resident Buried Here Tuesday.

Funeral services for Herbert Marion Pennington, 73, of Perry were held at 2 pm Tuesday in the Perry Methodist Church with the Rev. Jake Hutchinson and the Rev. Howard McCrary officiating. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma.

Mr. Pennington died unexpectedly Sunday night in a Macon hospital.

A former resident of Montezuma, Mr. Pennington was born in Sumter County and was a member of the Perry Methodist Church. He was a retired postal clerk in Atlanta and had lived in Perry 10 years. He was a veteran of World War I and was a member of the Railway Mail Association,[RMA].

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Elva P. Pennington; one son, Herbert Melvin Pennington of Atlanta; five sisters, Mrs. Mary Bell Shivers of Macon, Mrs. Lutie Herring of Montezuma, Mrs. Betty Bacon of Plains, Mrs. Ernest Davis of Atlanta and Mrs. Albert Miller of Palmet, Fla.; and five grandchildren.

[Note: Herbert Marion Pennington [ September 11, 1891 - May 17, 1964] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Elvie Peed Pennington, wife of Herbert Pennington [4-2-1892 - 1-12-1979]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 19, 1964

MRS. PHILIP A. [Lillie Matthews] PIPER

Final Rites For Mrs. Philip Piper Held Saturday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Lillian Matthews Piper, 69, of Montezuma, who died unexpectedly Friday in a local hospital, were held Saturday afternoon in the Montezuma Methodist Church.

The Rev. C. C. Edmundson, Rev. W. S. Johnson and Rev. C. G. Ward officiated and burial was in FELTON CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - Not copied.

Mrs. Piper was born on May 22, 1895 in Pike County and had lived most of her life in Montezuma. She was the daughter of the late William F. Matthews and Alice Hall Matthews and was a member of the Montezuma Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Philip Piper of Montezuma; one brother, W. J. Matthews of Mechanicsville, Md.; three sisters, Mrs. Roy Holeman of Leslie and Mrs. Claudia Johnson and Mrs. Myrtice Newburn of Tampa, Fla.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Lillie M. Piper [July 22, 1895 - March 13, 1964] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, Philip A. Piper [6-13-1890 - Aug.2, 1974]


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

PATTON GARRISON POTEET, JR.

Mr. Patton Garrison Poteet, 82, of 705 Salem Street, Montezuma, died Friday, August 12, 1994, in Gulf Coast Hospital, Panama City, Florida.
Services were held at 3 pm Sunday, August 14, in CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH near Montezuma, with burial in the CHURCH CEMETERY. Teh Revs. Keith Alderman, Nelson Weathersby and Charles Chapman officiated.
Mr. Poteet, a native of Dalton, Georgia, was born July 9, 1912, the son of Patton Garrison Poteet and Laura Curtis Poteet. Her had resided in Montezuma for the past 65 years, was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church and a Deacon and song leader. He was the husband of the late Cleone Pennington Poteet. He was a member of Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge 65 and a retired restaurant owner and operator. He was also retired from Christopher Furniture Co.
Survivors are a son, Billy Patton Poteet of Panama City, Florida; a granddaughter, Miss Patti Poteet of Sweainsboro; a gbrandson, Bill P. Poteet, Jr. of Panama City; a brother, L. D. Poteet of Hepzibah; two sisters, Mrs. Floye Alligood of Augusta, Mrs. Dorothy Locklear of San Diego, California, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


 

 

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

JOE P. PAYNE

Final Rites For Joe P. Payne Held Wednesday.

Funeral services for Joe P. Payne, 80, were held Wednesday, February 26, at 4:00 at the Oglethorpe Baptist Church. The Rev. F. M. York, pastor of the church and Rev. William Tribble of Marshallville officiated. Interment followed in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

Active pallbearers were Ernest Crook, James Peaster, Wilmont Peaster, Joseph Youngblood, Dick Price and George Fowler.

An honorary escort included Jimmy Dorsey, Conrad Detamore, Douglas Griggers, Hill Peaster, John T. Bryan, Harold Guest, J. D. Stafford and Tom Law.

Mr. Payne, who died Monday in a Fort Gaines hospital, was a retired poiliceman and night watchman. He had resided in Americus 15 years and was a member of the Baptist denomination.

Survivors include five sons, Lewis Payne of Americus; Willie Payne and Robert Lee Payne of Oglethorpe; Allen Payne and Lawrence Payne of Montezuma; four daughters, Mrs. L. A. Lawhorn of Headland, Ala.; Mrs. H. J. Sanders of Ft. Gaines; Mrs. Marvin Elza of Americus; Mrs. Earl Crook of Marshallville; a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Oglethorpe Cemetery for Joe P. Payne HOWEVER, I do find 6 UNMARKED ADULT graves next to Arnold Payne, a son of Joe P. Payne]

[Joe P. Payne Born abt. 1884 Died February 24, 1964] @ 80 yrs.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 2, 1964

WILLIAM PHILMON

William Philmon Of Warner Robins Buried Here Sunday.

William Philmon, 54, of Warner Robins Route 1, died Tuesday in a Robins hospital.

Funeral services were held Sunday in the chapel of Watson-Wainwright Funeral Home with the Rev. T. L. Moody officiating. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lucile Lewis Philmon of Warner Robins; his mother, Mrs. Viola Y. Philmon of Americus; three brothers, Gordon Philmon and James Philmon, both of Americus and Sam Philmon of Thomaston; five sisters, Mrs. Bertha Brown and Mrs. Berta Benford both of Americus, Mrs. Leroy Stewart and Mrs. Willy Stewart, both of Ellaville, and Mr. B. K. Howell of Montezuma, and a number of nieces and nephews.

[Note: William Philmon [February 6, 1909 - December 24, 1963] is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery.


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

MRS. CLEM W. [Mamie Shirah] PIKE, SR.

Mrs. Mamie Shirah Pike, 77, died Wednesday August 28, 1968 in a local hospital. Services were held Friday, August 30 from Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma, Ga. with Rev. C. G. Ward Officiating. Interment was in FELTON CEMETERY.

Mrs. Pike, a native of Montezuma was a member of First Baptist Church in Montezuma.

Survivors include her husbnand, Clem Pike, Sr., one son, Clem Pike, Jr., one daughter, Mrs. Lois Griggers, one sister, Mrs. Ernest Fowler, all of Montezuma, Seven Grandchildren and five Great-grand children.

[Note: Mamie S. Pike [Sept. 17, 1893 - August 28, 1968] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, Clem W. Pike, Sr. [9-5-1888 - 4-18-1971] See his Obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 18, 1943

HARDY HOLLOWAY PHILLIPS

H. H. Phillips, 92, Oglethorpe Resident Buried Monday.

One of Macon County's few nonogenarians, Hardy Holloway Phillips, who was 92 years old, was buried Monday afternoon, November 15th in the ELLAVILLE CEMETERY after funeral services at 3 o'clock at the Ellaville Baptist Church. He died Sunday, November 14th at his home on R.F.D. No. 1 Oglethorpe.

He was born in Macon County and had lived here all of his life. He was born December 25th, 1850, his parents being Mr. and Mrs. Trussie Phillips. His wife, Mrs. Clara Munford Phillips, preceded him in death. The Rev. Chance, assisted by the Rev. Carter, conducted the ceremony.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. W. J. Smith and Mrs. W. W. Robinson of Oglethorpe, two sons, Elijah Phillips and J. M. Phillips, both of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. John Hawthorne of Jacksonville, Fl., 27 grandchildren, 67 great grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers: H. H. Phillips, F. K. Phillips, C. H. Phillips, F. D. Phillips, M. E. Phillips and W. L. Lumpkin.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 18, 1972

RALPH S. PRICE, SR.

Ralph S. Price, 62, died Friday in a local hospital after a short illness. Funeral services were held at 3 PM Sunday in the Church of God of Prophecy. Burial followed in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
A native of Barbour County, Alabama, Mr. Price had lived for 31 years in Montezuma.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Jennie Fowler Price of Montezuma; five daughters, Mrs. Ernest Crook, Mrs. J. L. Payne and Mrs. James Peaster of Moantezuma, Mrs. Jim Chamley of Ft. Pierce, Fla. and Mrs. Jack Beamon of Smithville, Ga.; six sons, Mike Price, Dick Price and Ralph Price, Jr. of Montezuma, Cleo Price of Americus, Billy Price of Lakeland, Fla. and Burl Price of Ft. Benning; two sisters, Mrs. J. K. Bailey of Cordele and Mrs. Mildred Bennett of Douglasville; 24 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

[Note: Ralph S. Price, Sr. - Born - May 2, 1910 - Died - May 12, 1972 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Jennie Fowler Price [October 2, 1910 - Nov. 19. 1976] See her Obit


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  February 26, 1986

 MISS   MARTHA   PATE

   Miss Martha Pate, 70, of Atlanta, Georgia, formerly of Montezuma, died Wednesday, February 19, 1986, in Piedmont Hospital.

  Funeral services were held at 10:30 am Saturday, February 22, at H. M. Patterson and Son Funeral Home, Spring Hill Chapel, Atlanta and burial followed in FELTON CEMETERY, Montezuma.  The Rev. Reese Turrentine and the Rev. Grable Page officiated.

  Miss Pate, a native of Griffin, Georgia, lived in Atlanta for approximately forty years.  She was a retired executive secretary with General Adjustment Bureau.  She was a daughter of the late W. H. Pate and Bessie Mitchell Pate.

  She is survived by a sister, The Rev. Elizabeth Pate Smith of Gerrardstown, W. Va.; two sister-in-law, Mrs. Tom Pate of Jacksonville, Florida and Mrs. W. H. Pate, Jr. of Atlanta, a number of nierces and nephews.

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

  [Note: Martha Pate  -  Born April 20, 1915  -  Died February 19, 1986 is buried in Felton Cem. beside her parents. See her father's obit.

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 3, 1987

MALCOLM HERBERT PATTERSON

Mr. Malcolm Herbert Patterson, 55, of Ideal, Georgia, died Sunday, May 31, 1987, in Sumter Regional Hospital, Americus. Graveside services were held at 1 PM Tuesday, June 2, in ANDERSONVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY. The Rev. Sidney Clay, the Rev. Eugene Ross and the Rev. Thomas Speck officiated.
Mr. Patterson, the son of Allie Benton Patterson and Ruth Tucker Patterson, was born in Montezuma, June 27, 1931. He had resided in Ideal since 1970, was a member of Ideal Baptist Church and a retired Master Sergeant in the U.S.Air Force.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sons, Gary Patterson of Las Vagas, Nevada, Greg Patterson of Ideal; three daughters, Mrs. Bill James of Ideal, Mrs. Les Henki of Alamogorda, New Mexico, Mrs. James Massey of Perry; a brother, Donald C. Patterson of Unadilla, three sisters, Mrs. Buford E. Duke of Albany, Mrs. Ben L. Kennedy of Fitzgerald and Mrs. Russell Thomas, Jr. of Americus, eight grandchildren.
Honorary pallbearers were Richard Albritton, Monroe Byse, Lamar Massey, Ben Kennedy, Russell Thomas, Jeff Law, Buford Duke and Ira Kirkus.


 

Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  October 30, 1985

 CLYDE   D.   [Sport]   PICKARD

 C. D. [Sport] Pickard, 67, of Henderson died Sunday, October 20 at his residence.  Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 22, from Henderson Baptist Church.

  Officiating were the Rev. Ford Wilson, the Rev. T. J. Waldrop and Dr. Jerry Pickard.  Interment was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma.  Mrs. Winnie Winn provided soft organ music for the service, and the trio of Linda Thames, Frances Thames and Ann Langston sang.

  Pallbearers & Honorary Escort - Not Copied.

  A native of Bartow County, Mr. Pickard was a lifelong resident of Houston County.  He was self-employed and a member of Henderson Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.  He was also a member of Woodmen of the World.

  Mr. Pickard is survived by his wife, Mrs. Minnie Chambley Pickard of Henderson, a son, Donnie Denver Pickard of Jacksonville, Fla., a daughter, Shelia Scott of Thomasville; three sisters, Miss Sue Pickard of Henderson, Mrs. W. M. Baker of Jacksonville, Fla. and Mrs. F. P. Largacapada of Warner Robins, two brothers, J. R. Pickard of Memphis, Tenn and Russell Pickard of Unadilla and two grandchildren.

  Bowen Funeral Home of Unadilla had charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  Clyde  D. Pickard  -  Born June 2, 1918  -  Died  October 20, 1985 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside a marker for his wife, Minnie Chambley Pickard  [5-25-1930 - No death date as of 1993 Cem. Survey.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Georgia  September 18, 1985

 ROY   L.   PEACOCK,  SR.

   Roy L. Peacock, Sr., 84, of Americus, died Saturday, September 14, 1985 in an Americus Nursing Home.  Services were held at 4 pm Saturday in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Americus. The Rev. F. M. York officiated.

  Mr. Peacock, a native of Macon County, was the son of the late Samuel Rayford Peacock and Victoria Rouse Peacock.  He lived in Sumter County for the past 60 years and was the founder of Peacock's Garage.  He was a Mason and a member of Americus Masonic Lodge No. 95 F & AM.

  Survivors include two sons, Roy Peacock, Jr. and Robert D. Peacock, Sr., both of Americus; a daughter, Florence Deriso of Americus; and several grandchildren.

  Grandchildren served as pallbearers.

  Reese Park Chapel in Americus had charge of arrangements.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 24, 1960

HENRY JOHN PRIEHS

Funeral services for Henry John Priehs, 77, of Ideal, were held in the Seventh-day-Adventist Church on Friday afternoon, November 18, 1960.

Pastor Kenneth Harding of Macon, District Leader of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in this area, officiated at the services Friday afternoon, and interment was in the SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Oglethorpe.

Mr. Priehs was born at St. Clair, Michigan, July 1, 1883. For many years he lived in Florida, where he was successfully engaged in the real estate business. It was in 1942 that he and his family came to Macon County, and purchased a farm of 350 acres in the vicinity of Ideal.

His family was the first Adventist family to locate in Macon County, and he was active in the establishment of the local church. He and his wife were charter members when it was organized, and Mr. Priehs served for some time as the local elder.

He is survived by his wife, the former Genevieve Williams; by one daughter, Mrs. Norman Smith of Panama City, Fla.; two sons, Calvin Priehs and Howard Priehs, both of Ideal; and by three grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn, two brothers, three sisters and other relatives.

Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Henry John Priehs - Born July 1, 1883 - Died November 16, 1960 is buried in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church Cemetery beside his wife, Genevieve Priehs Guest [June 6, 1900 - Aug 7, 1987] & Harold E. Guest [Dec. 25, 1891 - Nov. 12, 1989]
[Note: Apparently, after Henry John Priehs died, his wife, Genevieve Williams Priehs, married Harold E. Guest]
 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 27, 1960

MRS. JAMES E. [Julia Mayfield] PICKARD

Double funeral services for Mrs. Julia Pickard, 69, and her daughter, Mrs. Audrey Mathews, both residents of Route 2, Montezuma, were held Monday in the chapel of Gardner-Watson Funeral Home in Perry.

Rev. Cham White and Rev. Aquilla Chamblee officiated and burial followed in EVERGREEN CEMETERY in Perry.

Mrs. Pickard was killed Saturday in an auto accident on U. S. 41, seven miles south of Perry and Mrs. Mathews died several hours later from injured received in the same accident.

Mrs. Mathews is survived by her husband, W. D. Mathews of Montezuma and a daughter, Pamela Mathews of Montezuma.

Mrs. Pickard is survived by a sister, Mrs. N. E. Coffey of Lawrenceville, Tenn.

[Note: Julia Mayfield, wife of J. E. Pickard - Born August 13, 1891 - Died October 22, 1960 is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Perry beside her husband, James E. Pickard [ Oct. 29, 1886 - June 21, 1958]

[Note: Audrey Pickard Mathews, wife of W. D. Mathews - Born August 21, 1922 - Died October 22, 1960 is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Perry.]

 

 

Newspaper Unknown - July 31, 1990 - From Guelda's Macon County Obit Collection

MRS. ALLIE BENTON [Ruth Tucker] PATTERSON

Ideal - Ruth Tucker Patterson, 80, of Route 1 died Tuesday in a Macon hospital.
Services will be held at 11 am today in Ideal Baptist Church in Ideal. Burial will be in the IDEAL CITY CEMETERY. The Rev. Sidney Clay will officiate.
A native of Byron, Mrs. Patterson lived in Macon County for the past 46 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Ideal Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Allie Benton Patterson of Ideal; her son, Donald C. Patterson of Ideal; three daughters, Mrs. Buford E. Duke of Albany, Mrs. Ben L. Kennedy of Fitzgerald and Mrs. Russell Thomas, Jr. of Americus; her sister, Ruby Westbrook of Warner Robins; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.

[Note: Ruth Tucker Patterson - Born March 2, 1910 - Died July 31, 1990 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband Allie Benton Patterson [July 9, 1905 - January 26, 1992] See his obit.

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. March 27, 1969


MRS. LEWIS W. [Edna Poole] PAYNE

FINAL RITES HELD FOR MRS. L. W. PAYNE
Last rites for Mrs. Lewis W. Payne, 120 Frieda Lane, Americus, Ga. who died Friday, March 21st were held Sunday from the chapel of Hancock Funeral Home with Dr. Collins officiating. Burial was in OAK GROVE CEMETERY.
Mrs. Payne, the former Edna Poole, was a native of Early County and had resided in Americus for the last 28 years.
Pallbearers included George Clark, Leonard Dew, Crawford Dudley, C. W. Ranew, Jr., Earl Crook, Robert Wells, Jack Jones & Bill Jones.
[Note: Lewis W. Payne, husband of the deceased is a brother of Florrie Jean [Payne] Crook, wife of Earl Crook, one of the pallbearers.]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 22, 1985

ARTHUR "SKINNER" PARKS

Mr. Arthur "Skinner" Parks, age 70, of Oglethorpe, Georgia, died Monday, May 13, 1985 in the Sumter Regional Hospital, in Americus, Georgia. Funeral services were held at 3 pm Wednesday, May 15, in the chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home. Sister Lorene Smith and the Rev. Randy Hufstetler officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Mr. Parks, a native of Moultrie, Ga., was born November 28, 1914, a son of George P. Parks and Eula Joiner Parks. He resided in Oglethorpe for the past eight years, moving from Montezuma and was a retired carpenter.
Survivors are his wife, Bell Bishop Parks of Oglethorpe; three sisters, Mrs. Eva Mae Frank of Montezuma, Mrs. Clifford Dennis of Marshallville and Mrs. Mary Ov erby of Greenville, S. C. a brother, George H. Parks of Montezuma; five grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: Arthur Skinner Parks - Born November 28, 1914 - Died May 13, 1985 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Lillie Bell Parks [5-29-1912 - Feb. 21, 1991]

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Georgia January 21, 1981

MELVIN RALPH PHILLIPS

Funeral services were held at 2 pm on Wednesday, January 14, 1981 in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home for Mr. Melvin Ralph Phillips, age 75, of Oglethorpe. Mr. Phillips died on January 12, 1981. Rev. Bill Deakins officiated and burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Mr. Phillips was a native of Stone Mountain, Ga. and had resided in Oglethorpe for 42 years. He was a retired machinist and had worked with Southern Frozen Foods and Kroger Plant Mills.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Susie Mae Brady Phillips; three sons, William R. Phillips, Phenix City, Al. Eugene Phillips of Columbus and Cecil Ralph Phillips of Cumming, Ga. one daughter, Mrs. Alton Blackston of Butler; one sister, Mrs. Hall Manning of Fort Valley; and a number of grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Melvin Ralph Phillips - Born February 23, 1905 - Died January 12, 1981 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Susie Brady Phillips [9-7-1906 - 8-10-1992]
Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 24, 1992



MRS. SALLY BROWN PIKE

Mrs. Sally Brown Pike, 75, of Route 7, Thomasville, Ga. died Tuesday, June 16, 1992 at her residence.
Graveside services were held at 3 pm Thursday, June 18, Shiloh United Medthodist Cemetery, Vienna, Ga. Rev. Harvey Sullins officiated.
Mrs. Pike, the daughter of Euell Brown and Maude Coppedge Brown, was born in Dooly County, August 7, 1916. She was a homemaker, a member of Shiloh United Methodist Church and had resided in Thomasville for the past twenty years, moving from Montezuma, Ga.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Eian L. Fowler of Montezuma, Mrs. Algie Lamb of Cordele, a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 9, 1991

CALVIN W. PRIEHS

Mr. Calvin W. Priehs, 62, of Route 1 died Sunday, January 6, 1991, at his home.
Funeral services were held at 2 pm Tuesday, January 8, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, Montezuma. The Rev. Clarence Keene and Mr. Glen M. Chase officiated. Burial was in the SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Oglethorpe. Mr. Priehs was born april 2, 1928, in Miami, Florida, the son of the late Henry J. Priehs and Genevieve Williams Priehs. He had resided in Macon County since 1944 and was a retired postmaster in Ideal, Ga. He was a member of the Georgia National Guard.
Survivors are his wife, Syble Gordon Priehs, a son, Mitchell Priehs, and a brother, Howard M. Priehs, all of Ideal, a sister, Mrs. Marjorie Smith of Panama City, Florida, a number of nieces and nephews.

[Note: Calvin W. Priehs - Born April 2, 1928 - Died January 6, 1991 is buried in Seventh Day Adventist Church Cemetery in Oglethorpe.

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

MRS. JULIUS ALVIN [Gladys Bellflower] PEAVY

Mrs. Gladys Bellflower Peavy, 66, of 511 Travelers Rest Road., Montezuma, died Wednesday, February 5, 1997 in the Flint River Community Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Friday, February 7, at the Montezuma First Baptist Church with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, with the Rev. David Sumrall and Rev. Ralph Price officiating.
Mrs. Peavy was born August 3, 1930 in Dougherty County, the daughter of Lewis Bellflower and Dora Layfield Bellflower. She was a store clerk with Jones Grocery and a homemaker and a member of Montezuma First Baptist Church.
Survivors are her husband, Julius Alvin Peavy, of Montezuma, children, Wendell Peavy of Montezuma, John Robert "Bob" Peavy of Americus, Melaney Peavy Hines of Montezuma, brother, Cleveland Bellflower of Unadilla, sister, Juanita Bellflower of La., four grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note: Gladys B. Peavy - Born - August 3, 1930 - Died - February 5, 1997 is buried in 3rd Part of Section B Row 6-14 beside her husband,Julius A. Peavy [April 19, 1928 - September 17, 2004]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 16, 1991

WILLIAM BRYAN PEAVY

Mr. William Bryan Peavy, 65, of Harris Street, died Saturday, January 12, 1991 in Coliseum Park Hospital, Macon. Funeral services were held at 3 pm Monday, January 14, in Cedar Valley Baptist Church. The Revs. Nelson Weathersby, Otho Pirkle and Keith Alderman officiated. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Mr. Peavy was born June 11, 1925 in Dooly County, the son of Julius Peavy and Jessie Mae Smith Peavy. He had resided in Macon County for the past forty seven years and was retired from the maintenance department at Robins Air Force Base. He was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church and the Macon County Rescue Unit. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Kathleen Peaster Peavy, a son, Wayne Peavy; a daughter, Mrs. Brenda Chandler, all of Montezuma; three brothers, J. B. Peavy and Alvin Peavy, both of Montezuma; Ruben Peavy of Fort Valley; two sisters, Mrs. Inez Collier of Byromville. Mrs. Velma Fowler of Ideal, three grandchildren, Amber Peavy, Joni Collum, Ashley Peavy.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrnagements.

[Note: William Bryan Peavy - Born June 11, 1925 - Died January 12, 1991 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery
 

Warner Robins [GA] Sun - January 2, 1964 [Submitted by Helen Hudson]

WILLIAM PHILMON

Philmon Rites Held Sunday.
The funeral of William Philmon, 54 of Route 1, Warner Robins, who died at a local hospital Tuesday after a brief illness was held Sunday at the Chapel of Flowers with Rev. T. L. Moody officiating. Interment was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma.
Mr. Philmon, a native of Macon County had lived in Warner Robins for the past 19 years coming here from Montezuma. He was an engineer at Robins AFB having just received his 20 year service pin.
Pallbearers & Honorary pallbearers - Not Copied.
Survivors include his wife, Lucille Lewis Philmon of Warner Robins, Mother, Mrs. Viola Y. Philmon of Americus, three brothers, Gordon Philmon and James Philmon both of Americus; and Sam Philmon of Thomaston, Ga. five sisters, Mrs. Bertha Brown and Mrs. Berta Benford, both of Americus; Mrs. Leroy Stewart and Mrs. Wiley Stewart both of Ellaville, Ga.; and Mrs. B. K. Howell of Montezuma.
Watson-Wainwright Funeral Home was in charge of Arrangements.

[Note: William Philmon - Born February 6, 1909 - Died December 24, 1963 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 7, 1983

MRS. DORIS G. [Holliday] PRICE

Mrs. Doris G. Price, age 55, died August 17, 1983 at the Ideal Intermediate Car Home. Funeral serviceds were held in the Chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home at 1:30 pm on Wednesday, August 31 with Rev. Randy Hufstetler officiating. Burial was in the IDEAL CEMETERY. Watson Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
Mtrs. Price was born and reared in Atlanta, Ga. but had lived at the Ideal Intermediate Care Home for the past 10 years. She was a member of the Grant St. Methodist Church.
Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Holliday of Forest Park, Ga.; five brothers, Jimmy Holliday, Jr. Walter Holliday, John Holliday, Eldon Holliday and James Holliday, all of Forest Park; two sisters, Mrs. Marianna Abernathy of Douglasville, Ga. and Mrs. Patsy Benton of Commerce, Ga.; one aunt, Mrs. Jean Roberts of Snellville, Ga.

[Note: Doris G. Price - Born 1928 - Died 1983 is buried in Ideal Cemetery,.

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 7, 1983

HUBERT FRANK PITTS

Mr. Hubert Frank Pitts, age 68, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Tuesday, August 30, 1983, in the Macon County Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 4:00 p.m. August 31, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. The Rev. Larry Cosper and the Rev. C. G. Ward officiated.
Mr. Pitts, a native of Palmetto, Georgia, lived in Montezuma for several years. He was a retired small claims court judge and a member of Oglethorpe Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Genia [Irby] Bush Pitts, 2 step daughters, Mrs. Charles Reed and Mrs. Henry Poole, both of Montezuma, a step son, Richard Bush of Leesburg, Ga. 2 brothers, Paul Pitts of Fairburn, Ga., Charles Pitts of Palmetto, Ga. 2 sisters, Mrs. Sarah Hammett of Sharpsburg, Ga., Mrs. Mable Bozeman of Carrollton, Ga.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Donna Rudasell and a great grandson, Keith Rudasell, both of Douglasville, Ga.
Pallbearers were Larry Hammett, Mark Pitts, Greg Pitts, Henry Poole, Lewis Reed, Derrick Irby, Jr.

[Note: Hubert Frank Pitts - Bornm September 10, 1914 - Died August 30, 1983 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery
 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 21, 1983

GEORGE MARION PERRY, SR.

The death of George Marion Perry, Sr., 81, occured Tuesday night, September 13, at his Camilla home. Funeral services were held September 17, in Camilla. His wife, Annie Claude Fokes Perry, a Montezuma native passed away in 1974.
Suirvivors include two sons; George Marion Perry, Jr. and Claude Fokes Perry, both of Camilla. 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
The deceased was a prominent South Georgia business man and civic leader.

Newspaper Unknown - From Guelda's Macon County Obit Collection November 22, 1986

MRS. CLOVIS PIERCE [Annie Lou Parks] POOLE

Ideal - Annie Lou Parks Poole, 82, died Saturday in a Montezuma hospital after a brief illness. Services will be held at 2 pm Monday in Ideal Baptist Church. Burial will be in IDEAL CEMETERY. The Revs. Clarence Keene, Gary Dorsey and Sidney Clay will officiate.
Mrs. Poole, a native of Taylor County, lived there for the past 61 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Potterville. She was the widow of the late Clovis Pierce Poole.
Survivors include a son, M. C. Poole of Ideal; four daughters, Mrs. David Dorsey of Macon, Mrs. Donald K. Brown of Corona, Calif., and Mrs. Robert Hammond and Mrs. Walter Harvey, both of Tifton; a sister, Mrs. Robert Cook of East Point; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.

[Note: Annie Lou P. Poole - Born February 1, 1904 - Died November 22, 1986 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, Clovis P. Poole [8-10-1901 - 8-9-1975]

Newspaper Unknown - June 22, 1994 From Guelda's Macon County Obit Collection

LEMUEL S. PETERSON

Ideal - Lemuel S. Peterson, 82, of 203 Hoke Smith Avenue, died Wednesday in a Columbus hospital. Born in Douglas, he was the son of the late Lemuel and Roberta Dixon Peterson. He had lived in Macon since 1981 and was a retired mobile-home and siding salesman. He was an Episcopalian.
Survivors: wife, Marjorie Tarrer Peterson of Ideal; Children, Charlotte P. Peterson Barfield of Oglethorpe and Bonnie Peterson Nobles of Ideal; sisters, Robinetta P. Marchant of Douglas and Rosemary P. Andrews of Elizabethtown, N.C.; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Services: 11 am. Friday in IDEAL CITY CEMETERY. The Rev. Lynn Hurley and Sidney Clay will officiate. Visitation: The family will receive friends from 7 until 9 tonight in Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, Montezuma. The family may be contacted at the residence of Charlotte Barfield, Rayburn's Trailer Park in Oglethorpe.

[Note: Lemuel S. Peterson - Born 1911 - Died June 1994 is buried in Ideal Cemetery

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 29, 1994

LEMUEL S. PETERSON

Mr. Lemuel S. Peterson, 82, of 203 Hoke Smith Avenue, Ideal, died Wednesday, June 22, 1994, in the Medical Center of Columbus.
Graveside services were held at 11 am Friday, June 24, in IDEAL CITY CEMETERY. The Revs. Lynn Hurley and Sidney Clay officiated.
Mr. Peterson, a native of Douglas, Ga. was born November 11, 1911, the son of Lemuel Peterson and Roberta Dixon Peterson. He had resided in Macon County since 1981 and was a retired mobile home and siding salesman. He was of the Episcopal faith.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Marjorie Tarrer Peterson of Ideal; a son, Robert Tennille Strohn of Dallas, Texas Two daughters, Mrs. Charlotte P. Barfield of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Bonnie P. Nobles of Ideal; two sisters, Mrs. Robinetta P. Marchant of Douglas and Mrs. Rosemary P. Andrews of Elizabethtown, N. C., four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Lemuel S. Peterson - Born November 11, 1911 - Died - June 22, 1994 is buried in the Ideal Cemetery on Row 14 - Grave No. 121 in the UPDATE of Ideal Cemetery. The rows begin on the far east side of the cemetery.
 

Newspaper Unknown - July 31, 1990 - From Guelda's Macon County Obit Collection

MRS. ALLIE BENTON [Ruth Tucker] PATTERSON

Ideal - Ruth Tucker Patterson, 80, of Route 1 died Tuesday in a Macon hospital.
Services will be held at 11 am today in Ideal Baptist Church in Ideal. Burial will be in the IDEAL CITY CEMETERY. The Rev. Sidney Clay will officiate.
A native of Byron, Mrs. Patterson lived in Macon County for the past 46 years. She was a homemaker and a member of Ideal Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, Allie Benton Patterson of Ideal; her son, Donald C. Patterson of Ideal; three daughters, Mrs. Buford E. Duke of Albany, Mrs. Ben L. Kennedy of Fitzgerald and Mrs. Russell Thomas, Jr. of Americus; her sister, Ruby Westbrook of Warner Robins; 17 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.

[Note: Ruth Tucker Patterson - Born March 2, 1910 - Died July 31, 1990 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband Allie Benton Patterson [July 9, 1905 - January 26, 1992] See his obit.

The Daily Sun Warner Robins, Houston County, Georgia Monday December 14, 1987 THANKS to Helen Hudson for submitting to Macon County Website

MRS. JOHN JOSEPH [Lizzie Woodall] GUY PIERCE

Lizzie Woodall Guy Pierce, 89, of Oglethorpe, died Friday in a Montezuma hospital. Services were Sunday in New Life Baptist Church in Oglethorpe. Burial was in Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens.
The Revs. Jesse Springer and Homer Fowler officiated.
Mrs. Pierce, a native of Taylor County, lived in Macon County for the past 46 years. She was a homemaker and a Baptist.
Survivors include four sons, Albert Guy of Franklin, N.C., W.O. Guy, Sr., of Warner Robins, Herbert Guy of Butler, and Charles M. Pierce of Andersonville; five daughters, Daisy Bone of Butler, Elizabeth English of Andersonville, Edith Barfield of Oglethorpe, Jane Sitcer of Warner Robins, and Irene Gaultney of Reynolds; 34 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma is in charge of arrangements.

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

HASTEL GRIM PIKE

Mr. Hastel Grim Pike, age 77, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Tuesday, February 21, 1984. in the Medical Center of Central Georgia. Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 22, at 4 pm in Cedar Valley Baptist Church with burial in the CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. The Rev. Jack Neill officiated.
Mr. Pike was born January 15, 1907, in Alexander City, Alabama, the son of Benjamin Franklin and Lula Meadows Pike. He had resided in Montezuma for the past 65 years, was a retired farmer and school bus driver for the Macon County School System. He was also a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife, Grace Sewell Pike of Montezuma; three sons, Sammy E. Pike of Byron, Ga., James Robert Pike of Warner Robins, Harold Kinnard Pike of Perry; two daughters, Mrs. Barbara Pike Wilson of Montezuma, Mrs. Nancy Pike Carroll of Centerville; two sisters, Mrs. Mary Pike Watson of Montezuma, Mrs. Ruby Pike Leffel of Silver Spring, Md., 10 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Mrs. Beulah C. Pike of Oglethorpe.
Pallbearers - Not Copied. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Hastel Grim Pike - Born January 16, 1907 - Died February 21, 1984 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside his wife, Grace Sewell Pike [Oct. 10, 1908 - Sept. 11, 1984] See Obit for his parents.
 


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

PHIL TRAVIS PEASTER

A Tribute To Phil Travis Peaster.
Today, it is only proper that we pay tribute to PHIL TRAVIS PEASTER - a member of our family and your friend.
A man's worth to his community is not measured by financial success but by the positive influence he has on the life of those who know him. In his quiet, down to earth manner, Phil was a Christian leader who impacted the life of all people with whom he had contact.
He never finished high school but was on of the greatest teachers.
He never served as a Deacon but was one of God's chosen disciples.
He never wore a military uniform and fought in military wars but he was a General.
Throughout his life, he was a soldier battling life's problems. He fought long and hard to conquer his major problem and won the victory. He was compassionate with those he loved, both family and friends, who had problems and prayed that they would not waste their youthful years. In his courageous batrtle with cancer, he endured great human suffering but never gave up hope. Daddy lost the battle but won the war. As a Christian soldier, he has earned the highest award; the reward of being in Heaven with Jesus Christ.
So today, we salute Phil and are thankful that we had the opportunity to know him, to love him and to learn from him. In memory of PHIL TRAVIS PEASTER, let us rededicate our life to continue his Living with Christ Crusade.

[Note: Phil Travis Peaster - Born April 2, 1920 - Diesd January 31, 1983 is buried in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma, Ga.
 


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 7, 1987

ALBERT LAFAYETTE PORCH

Services For Albert L. Porch Held Monday.
Funeral services were held Monday, January 5, 1987 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home for Mr. Albert L. Porch. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY and the Rev. Guy Sayles officiated. Mr. Porch died Sunday, January 4, in the Macon County Medical Center.
A native of Alexander City, Alabama, Mr. Porch resided in Macon County for the past fifty-two years. He was a retired self-employed merchant and the husband of the late Carrie Irene Strozier Porch.
Survivors are a son, John Calvin Porch of Montezuma, a daughter, Mrs. Carolyn Tutchtone of Atlanta, a grandson, John Calvin, Porch, Jr., a granddaughter, Mr. Terry McKenzie, both of Montezuma a great-granddaughter, Phoebe McKenzie.
Pallbearers were William Joiner, Jimmy Riddle, Eugene Lewis, Cecil Middlebrooks, Carl Peaster, Marvin Edwards.

[Note: Albert Lafayette Porch - Born January 22, 1902 - Died January 4, 1987 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Carrie Strozier Porch [August 21, 1902 - Nov. 11, 1973]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 10, 1990

MISS NETTIE MAE PEEK

Services For Miss Nettie Mae Peek, 84, of Andersonville.
Funeral services for Miss Nettie Mae Peek, 84, of Andersonville, Georgia, were held Thursday, January 4, 1990 in the Andersonville Baptist Church. Miss Peek died Wednesday, January 3, in Sumter Regional Hospital. Burial was in ANDERSONVILLE CITY CEMETERY. The Rev's Larry Henry and Wayne DeFore officiated.
Miss Peek, a daughter of Comer Peek and Leila Holloway Peek, was born February 20, 1905 in Andersonville and lived there all of her life. She was retired from Manhattan Shirt Company and was a member of Andersonville Baptist church.
Survivors are cousins, Paul Williams, Gibson Williams, Robert Holloway, Mrs. Mary Brooks, Mrs. Bessie Hall, Mrs. Ethel Dykes, Mrs. Christine Grimes, Mrs. Laura Mae Eason, Mrs. Mary H. Dillard, Mrs. Frances H. Rouse, Mrs. Janie H. Brooks, Mrs. Jessie Peek, Mrs. Grace Willis.
Pallbearers were Thomas Buddy Johnson, Warren Johnson, Tommy Johnson, W. R. Rooks, Paul Toms, Jr., Eugene Parks.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Nettie Mae Peek - Born February 20, 1905 - Died January 3, 1990 is buried in Andersonville City Cemetery beside her parents.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 28, 1965

WILLIAM J. PAGE, SR.

W. J. Page, 86, Buried Thursday At Byromville.
Funeral services for William J. Page, Sr., 86, of Byromville, were held at 3 p.m. Thursday, January 21, in the Byromville Methodist Church. The Rev. Cephas Williamson officiated and burial was in the PAGE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were G. W. Fountain, Sam Murphy, Paul Shirah, O. W. Kitchens, James Sullivan and J. P. Standridge.
Mr. Page died Wednesday in a Montezuma Hospital.
A third-generation native of Byromville, Mr. Page was a retired farmer and bookkeeper. He was a member of the Byromville Methodist Church, had served on its official board, and for years was superintendent of the Sunday School.
Survivors include two sons, W. J. Page, Jr. of Byromville; James R. Page of Macon; three sisters, Mrs. R. C. Elrod and Mrs. A. J. Shirah of Byromville, and Mrs. S. L. Webb of Quitman and two grandchildren.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 5, 1992

ALLIE BENTON PATTERSON

Services For Mr. Allie Benton Patterson, 86, of Ideal.
Mr. Allie Benton Patterson, 86, of Route 1 Ideal, Georgia died Sunday, January 26, 1992 in Sumter Regional Hospital, Americus.
Graveside services were held at 4 p.m. Tuesday, January 28, in IDEAL CITY CEMETERY, Ideal. The Rev. Clarence Keene and Sidney Clay officiated.
Mr. Patterson, a native of Talladega, Alabama was born July 9, 1905, the son of Isaac Monroe Patterson and Minnie Wesley Patterson. He had resided in Macon County since 1946 and was a member of the Ideal Baptist Church and the Ideal Lions Club. He was a retired section foreman with the Atlantic Coastline Railroad.
His wife was the late Ruth H. Patterson. Survivors include a son, Donald C. Patterson of Oglethorpe, three daughters, Mrs. Buford E. Duke of Albany, Mrs. Ben L. Kennedy of Fitzgerald and Mrs. Russell Thomas, Jr. of Americus, three sisters, Mrs. Dulcie Satterfield of Montezuma, Mrs. Christine Campbell of Albany and Mrs. Claudie Thompson of Perry. There were 22 grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma, Ga. was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Allie Benton Patterson - Born July 9, 1905 - Died January 26, 1992 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his wife, Ruth Tucker Patterson [March 2, 1910 - July 31, 1990]
 


The Daily Sun, Warner Robins, Georgia
 Tuesday January 11, 1977
 JOHN L. PERRY
 Warner Robins - John L. Perry Sr., 65, of 1009 Georgia Ave. passed
 away at the Houston County Hospital this morning after a brief illness.
 Funeral arranagements are incomplete and will be announced by
 McCullough Funeral Home.
 Mr. Perry was a native of Macon County, and had lived in Warner
 Robins for the past 33 years, coming here from Taylor County. He was
 a retired civil service employee at Robins Air Force Base and a member
 of the Northside Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon.
 Mr. Perry is survived by his widow, Mrs. Kate McDaniel Perry of
 Warner Robins; one daughter, Mrs. Jimmy E. Lee, of Warner Robins; two
 sons, John L. Perry, Jr., and Jackson A. Perry, both of Warner Robins;
 four sisters, Mrs, Eddie Beasley, of Macon, Mrs. Louise Simmons of
 Oglethorpe, Mrs. Marie Payne of Atlanta, and Mrs. Cherry Smith, of
 Oglethorpe; two brothers, Tom Perry, of Warner Robins and Lester
 Perry, of Atlanta; and 12 grandchildren.
 McCullough Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 The Wednesday, January 12, 1977 had a notice that was the same as above.

 Thursday, January 13, 1977 (note changes)

 JOHN L. PERRY, SR.
 Warner Robins - John L. Perry Sr., 65, of 1109 Georgia Ave. died
 Tuesday in the Houston County Hospital after a short illness. Funeral
 services were to be held today at 2 p.m. at Northside Baptist Church,
 with Rev. Leon Addleton officiating. Interment was to be in Magnolia
 Park Cemetery.
 Mr. Perry, a native of Macon County, and had lived in Warner
 Robins for the past 34 years, coming from Taylor County. He was a
 retired civil service employee at Robins Air Force Base and was a
 member of the Northside Baptist Church.
 He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Kate Perry of Warner Robins; a
 daughter, Mrs. Jimmy E. Lee, of Warner Robins; two sons, John L.
 Perry, Jr., and Jackson A. Perry, both of Warner Robins; four sisters,
 Mrs., Eddie Beasley, of Macon, Mrs. Louise Simmons and Mrs Cherry
 Smith, both of Oglethorpe, and Mrs. Marie Payne of Atlanta; two
 brothers, Tom Perry, of Warner Robins and Lester Perry, of Atlanta;
 and 12
grandchildren.
McCullough Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
 


 

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

MRS. JESSE D. [Clara Bell Clark] PENNINGTON

Mrs. Pennington Buried At Americus.
Funeral services were held at Reese Park Chapel in Americus, Tuesday at 2 p.m. for Mrs. Clara Bell Pennington, who died at her home in Jacksonville, Fla., Sunday after an illness of several months.
She was born and reared in nearby Andersonville.
Officiating at the rites were the Rev. J. L. Hillis of americus and the Rev. Henry Brooks of Cordele. Burial was in OAK GROVE CEMETERY in Americus.
Mrs. Pennington was the wife of the late Jesse D. Pennington.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Jack White and Mrs. Don McKay of Jacksonville and Mrs. Harley Shelton of East Point; two sons, Charles Pennington and Wallace Pennington of Jacksonville; one brother, S. J. Clark of Americus.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 28, 1958

THOMAS HENRY PHILLIPS

Tom H. Phillips, 42, Passes After Long Illness; Rites Monday.
Tom Henry Phillips, 42, of Ideal, died at the Americus and Sumter County Hospital Sunday after a long illness. He was a life long resident of Macon County.
Mr. Phillips is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Phillips of Ideal, sisters, Mrs. B. E. Law of Americus, Mrs. V. F. King of Atlanta; Mrs. L. G. Bullock of Waverly Hall, Mrs. David Burrough of Jacksonville, Fla., Miss Emily Phillips of Ideal; brothers, Herbert O. Phillips of Ideal, L. N Phillips and R. A. Phillips of Ellaville.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Monday from the County Line Baptist Church near Ideal of which Mr. Phillips was a member with the Rev. H. H. Gregory officiating. Interment was in the COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not copied.
Reese Park Chapel of Americus was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Thomas H. Phillips - Born January 25, 1916 - Died August 24, 1958 is buried in County Line Cemetery.
 


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 18, 1958

MRS. JOSEPH LOYD [Lillie Mae Helms] PRICE

Funeral Services Held Friday For Mrs. Lillie M. Price.
Funeral services were held Friday at 2 p.m. from the Congregational Holiness Church for Mrs. Lillie Mae H. Price, 64, with the Rev. Lewis Bragg and the Rev. Knighton officiating. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Mrs. Price, former resident of Dooly County, died Wednesday, December 10, in a Montezuma hospital.
Survivors include her husband, J. L. Price, three daughters, Mrs. J. T. Tucker of Fort Valley; Mrs. Grover Lamberth of Montezuma and Mrs. Luther Robbins of Montezuma; four sons. L. D. Price, James L. Price and Earl Price, all of Albany; Cecil Price of Byromville; six brothers, Joe Helms and Howard Helms, both of Chicago, Ill., Kenneth Helms of Finleyson, Monroe Helms of Byromville, Cass Helms of Phenix City, Ala. and Sam Helms of Hawkinsville; three sisters, Mrs. Lessie Strickland of Louisville, Ala., Mrs. Rosa Turner of Columbus and Mrs. Pearl Joiner of Hawkinsville; 16 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Lillie Helms Price - Born February 25, 1893 - Died December 10, 1958 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Josaeph Loyd Price [Dec. 18, 1891 - Oct. 8, 1962] See his obit.


Departed this life on December 14, 1895, in Sumter County, Mrs. Mollie Pennington. She was a good woman and has gone to hr reward. She left a sorrowing husband and three small children, and two larger ones, the offspring of her husband and former wife. She was the daughter of J. W. Smith, Esq., a councilman of Mt. Zion church, Macon County, Ga. She also was the grand daughter of Rev. J. Kleckley, of precious memory, who was the pioneer of Lutheranism in this part of the county. "one by one" our loved ones are "going home to die no more" We laid her to rest in the cemetery at Mt. Zion Church in the midst of a very large congregation. The writer preached her funeral from the text, "we all do fade as a leaf". Her pastor visited her before her death and she told him, "I am ready to go." We commend the husband and stricken ones to him who doeth all things well. Live so as o meet her in heaven, for she is not dead, but "only gone before", for the righteous cannot die. !
J. S. Elmore

Note: Mary J. Smith (Mollie). b 1/21/1868 d. 12/13/1895 is buried at Mt Zion Lutheran cemetery along with her husband Phillip Newton Pennington (Bud), b 5/27/1857 d 2/23/1904 a stillborn daughter, her parents and his first wife, Sarah Frances Smith. The three young children mentioned are her twin Daughters, Mary (married John S Murphy) and Mattie (married Joel Albert Murphy) born 2/23/1893 and Ruth {married John Livingston Griffin), born 3/18/1895. The two older stepchildren are William Wicker Pennington, b 3/26/1888, and Addie Lou Pennington b about 1886, the children of Sarah Frances Wicker.

I am pretty sure this appeared in the Macon County Citizen, but I don't have a date. If you can find this, please feel free to post this information on your websites.

Patty Ramirez

[Note: Mary J., wife of P. N. Pennington - Born January 21, 1868 - Died December 13, 1895 is buried in MT. ZION LUTHERAN CEMETERY beside her husband, Phillip N. Pennington [April 27, 1857 - Feb. 23, 1904]

My THANKS to Patty Ramirez for sharing this obit with us. I have contacted The Macon County Probate Office where old bound copies of Macon County Newspapers are housed but they begin in 1898. This probably came from Sumter County. I will look for it the next time in Sumter County.

Hopefully, there are others who have very early obits that I am unable to locate and perhaps, like Patty Ramirez, they will share them with Macon County researchers.

Please send any info you have on Mollie Pennington to Davine Cambpell davine@alltel.net


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 22, 1959

HARRY S. PARKER

Harry S. Parker, Former Resident, Dies At Columbus.
Harry S. Parker of Columbus, died unexpectedly Sunday at his residence. He was married to the former Miss Eloise Gardner of this city, and for a number of years was local manager of the Georgia Power Company.
Surviving are his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Nathan Hunter and two grandchildren, all of Columbus.
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon in Columbus.


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

MRS. LILLIE H. PATTERSON

Dr. Collins; Mother Dies At Americus.
Mrs. Lillie H. Patterson, 63, of Atlanta, died Tuesday at an Americus hospital. Mrs. Patterson was the mother of Dr. Robert A. Collins, Jr. of Americus, formerly of Montezuma.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Reese Park Chapel in Americus. The Rev. Earl J. Garbutt officiated and burial was in Sunset Memorial Gardens at Americus.
Survivors other than Dr. Collins are two daughters, Mrs. Charles N. McNeill of Decatur and Miss Miriam Collins of Montevallo, Ala.; her mother, Mrs. M. D. Prescott of Jacksonville, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Roy G. Smith of Jacksonville, Fla.; and two brothers, J. F. Hargrave, Sr. and H. C. Hargrave, both of St. Marys. She is also survived by seven grandchildren.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 19, 1959

WILLIE S. PRICE

Funeral Services To Be Held Today For Willie S. Price
Willie S. Price, 53, died Wednesday morning, March 18, at a local hospital. A retired service stration operator of Montezuma, he had been in ill health for several years.
A native of Barber County, Alabama, Mr. Price had resided in Macon County for the past twenty-three years. He was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mattie Evans Price; four daughters, Mrs. Billy Tindol, Misses Ann Price, Beth Price and Eilene Price; two sons, Gordon [Sonny] Price and Glenn Price; Mother, Mrs. Jannie C. Price, all of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. Julian Bennette of Augusta and Mrs. J. K. Bailey of Cordele; one brother, Ralph Price of Montezuma; two grandchildren, Christine and Mack Tindol of Montezuma.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon [today] at four o'clock at Cedar Valley Baptist Church with the Rev. Otho Pirkle and Rev. C. G. Ward officiating. Burial will be in FELTON CEMETERY with Smith-Tindol Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Pallbearers & Honorary Escort - Not Copied.

[Note: Willie S. Price - Born August 31, 1905 - Died March 18, 1959 is buried in FELTON CEMETERY beside his parents, Burl Sylvester Price [1881 - 1940] Obit & Janie C. Price [1886 - 1969] See Obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 30, 1989

JOHN GLEN POPE

Funeral Services for John Glen Pope, 60, of Montezuma.
Mr. John Glen Pope, 60, of Montezuma, Georgia died Saturday, August 26, 1989 in the Oaks Nursing Home in Marshallville, Georgia. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, August 28, in the Montezuma United Methodist Church. The Revs. Freddie Wheeler, Joe Porterfield and Emory Gilbert officiated. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Mr. Pope, a native of Laurens County, was born October 29, 1928, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John I. Pope, Sr. He was an automobile salesman and former owner of Pope's Auto Sales. He had resided in Montezuma for the past thirty-six years and was a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church, had served on the Board of Trustees, and was a former president of the Baracca Sunday School Class. He was a former director of the Montezuma Lions Club, the Macon County Rebel Boosters and the Merchants Association.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Joyce Murphy Pope of Montezuma; two daughters, Mrs. Glenda Heckert of Fayetteville, N.C., Mrs. Alicia Head of Montezuma; a son, Robert I. Poipe of Woodstock, Ga., two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Adair of Valdosta, Ga., Mrs. Anita Weeks of thomaston, Ga. two brothers, Marshall Pope of Demopolis, Alabama, John I. Pope, Jr. of Thomaston, Ga. four grandchildren, Amy Heckert and Stephanie Heckert, Jason Head and Bradley Head.
Pallbearers were Hugh Crook, Jack Ivey, Ellis Brannen, Joe Trussell, Adrian Collier.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of Arrangements.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 22, 1989

BRITTANY ALISSA PEASTER

Graveside Services for Infant Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Robert Peaster, Jr.
Graveside services were held for Brittany Alissa Peaster, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Robert Peaster, Jr. of Montezuma, Thursday, November 16, 1989 in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. The Rev. Danny Howell officiated.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by 3 sisters, Crystal Peaster, Niki Peaster and Brook Peaster of Montezuma; paternal grandparents, Mrs. Jackie Peaster of Andersonville, Billy R. Peaster, Sr. of Oglethorpe, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Grimes of Oglethorpe, paternal great grandfather, William Robert Peaster of Montezuma.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Brittany Alissa Peaster - Born and Died November 1, 1989
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 23, 1961

JOSEPH T. PETERS

Final Rites Held Wednesday For J. T. Peters, 82.
Funeral services for Joseph T. Peters, 82, who died in a Montezuma Hospital Monday afternoon, were held Wednesday at the Goddard Funeral Home, Reynolds. The Rev. T. H. Brown officiated and burial was in the OGLETHORPE CITY CEMETERY.
A retired farmer, Mr. Peters resided at Rupert and had been ill for four weeks.
Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Vera Bridger of Oglethorpe, Mrs. A. J. Green of Thomaston and Mrs. Sara Peters of Rupert; two brothers, Walter A. Peters of Thomaston and Enoch L. Peters of Rupert; and a large number of nieces and nephews.

[Note: Joseph T. Peters - Born June 16, 1878 - Died March 20, 1961 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his sister, Sarah L. Peters [April 8, 1880 - January 20, 1969] & brother, Enoch Lewis Peters [3-19-1893 - 10-30-1980] Obit & sister, Vera Peters Bridger [3-18-1888 - 12-12-1982] Obit


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

CHRISTOPHER LEE PARKS

Services Held Monday For Parks Infant.
Graveside services for Christopher Lee Parks, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Parks of Oglethorpe, were held Monday at 2 pm in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, the Rev. C. G. Haugabook officiated.
Surviving, besides the parents, are a sister, Jean Parks; and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Alton Peek of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Maggie Parks of Palatka, Fla.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Charistopher Lee, son of Mary Ann & Eugene Parks - Born December 26, 1956 - Died January 6, 1957 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery]

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

 PETERMAN - OZIER - PAGE - HAUGABOOK - WILLIAMS - HICKS

 MRS.  W.  C.  [Mamie Ozier]  PETERMAN

 Funeral services for Mrs. Mamie Ozier Peterman, 86, of Byromville, who died in a Montezuma hospital Wednesday, November 26, were held Friday at Byromville Methodist Church with the Rev. Clarence Cawthon Officiating.

  Burial was in the FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma.

  Mrs. Peterman was born in Macon County and had resided in Byromville for twenty years.  She was a member of the Byromville Methodist Church.

  Survivors include one son, Charles H. Peterman of Montezuma; three daughters, Mrs. Clyde Page of Byromville, Mrs. Jack Haugabook and Mrs. F. M. Williams, both of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. Brown Hicks and Miss Bobbie Ozier, both of Montezuma; and five grandchildren.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note: Mamie Ozier Peterman - BornDecember 7, 1882 - Died November 26, 1969 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, W. C. Peterman [1871 - 1937] Obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 22, 1970

PURCELL - STUBBS - SHEALY - HENDERSON - ANDERSON - ALMOND

MRS.  ALICE  STUBBS  PURCELL, 89

Funeral services for Mrs. Alice Stubbs Purcell, 89, who died Friday, January 16th, were held Saturday from the Oglethorpe United Methodist Church.

  The Rev. Laurance Russ officiated and burial was in the OGLETHORPE MEMORY GARDENS.

  Mrs. Purcell had lived in Oglethorpe with her daughter for a number of years.

  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. M. L. Shealy of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Peter Henderson of Queen Village, N.Y.

and Mrs. Larry Anderson of Coloma, Calif.; two sons, M. C. Purcell of Jacksonville, Fla. and F. H. Purcell of Philadelphia, Pa., a sister, Mrs. M. S. Almond of Summerville, S.C.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note: Alice S. Purcell - Born December 28, 1880 - Died January 16, 1970 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  June 5, 1969

PRIEHS - GUEST - GORDON            

PAUL PRIEHS  [Infant]

Graveside services for Paul Priehs, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Priehs of Ideal, were held Wednesday, June 4, in the SEVENTH  DAY  ADVENTIST  CHURCH  CEMETERY  with the pastor, Bill Guth, officiating.  The baby died Wednesday in a local hospital.

  Survivors other than the parents are one brother, Mitchell Priehs of Ideal, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Guest of Ideal and Material grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Gordon of Oglethorpe.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note: Paul Priehs [ Born June 4, 1969 - Died June 4, 1969 is buried in Seventh Day Adventist Church Cemetery beside Calvin W. Priehs [ 4-2-1928 - Jan. 6, 1991]


THE MACON COUNTY NEWS LEADER - Montezuma, Ga. May 1, 2003

 
WILLIAM   LARRY   POOLE,  SR.
 
Memorial services for William Larry Poole, Sr. were held Saturday, April 26. Rev. Mark Poole officiated.  Mr. Poole was born February 19, 1935, and he was a member of County Line Baptist Church.  He lived in the Cut-Off Community in Macon County. After working in the fern industry in Florida, he had resided in Macon County for the past 17 years. He passed away at his residence Sunday, April 20, 2003. He was preceded in death by his parents, Malcolm N. [Tuck] and Vivian Hambrick Poole, and his wife Dorothy Tellfors Poole.
  He is survived by his children, Tammy Vivian Poole and her husband, Delbert Watkins of Andersonville, Richard Christopher Poole of Leesburg and William Larry Poole, Jr. of Christmas, Florida. He is also survived by his sisters and their husbands, Betty Jean and B. S. Teele of Ellaville, Patricia and Jerry Smith of St. Augustine, Florida, Beth and David Newsome of Montezuma; his brother and sister-in-law, Mark and Shirley Poole, Oglethorpe, and brother, Mac Poole, Montezuma; and several nievces, nephews, great nephews and a great great niece.
  Watson-Giddens Funeral Home of Ellaville had charge of the arrangements.

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 2, 1956

MRS. TROY C. [Mary Belle Elmore] POWERS

Mrs. T. C. Powers, Beloved Oglethorpe Citizen, Passes.

Funeral services for Mrs. T. C. Powers were held Monday afternoon from St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Oglethorpe, with the Rev. C. A. Phillips, Rev. Lloyd Seiler and Rev. Henry Thomas officiating. Burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied.

Mrs. Powers died Sunday in a local hospital following several weeks illness.

She was the daughter of the late Rev. Jacob Elmore and Isabell Gnann Elmore, and spent most of her life in Oglethopre. A Charter member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, she taught in the Oglethorpe school prior to her retirement.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. Pearl Hardin of Oglethorpe and several nieces and nephews.

[Note: Mary Balle Elmore, wife of Troy C. Powers [April 1, 1887 - January 29, 1956] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Troy C. Powers [July 26, 1884 - March 27, 1916] See his Obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 2, 1956

ROY POUNDS

Services Wednesday For Roy Pounds, 37. [Microfilmed on the curve - Difficult to read]

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home for Roy Pounds, 37, who died Monday in ___mber City. Rev. C. G. Ward officiated and interment was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

Pallbearers included Robert Peaster, Robert Lee Payne, Gool Payne, ___Peaster, Morris Hood and Bry__ Peavy.

Mr. Pounds is survived by his Mother, Mrs. Marshall Bass of Montezuma and four sisters, Mrs. ___Mathis of Montezuma, Mrs. ___Smith of Thomaston, Mrs. ___Bartlett of Michigan and Mrs. Rosemary Wright of Columbus.

[Note: Roy Pounds [July 5, 1919 - January 30, 1956] WWII Ga. Tech/5 3341 Qtr Truck Co. - is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside, Willie P. Bass [July 4, 1902 - May 5, 1961] "Mother"


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 29, 1955

MRS. DOCIA GRANT PEEK

Final Rites Held Wednesday For Mrs. Docia G. Peek, 78.

Americus, Ga. Funeral services were conducted from Reese Park Chapel Wednesday at 3 p.m. for Mrs. Docia Grant Peek, 78, of 129 Mayo Street, who died Sunday at the local hospital following an illness of about one month.

Mrs. Peek had lived in Americus for about 17 years, moving here from nearby Andersonville. She was a member of the Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church in Macon County.

Officiating were the Rev. W. A. Joyner, C. G. Haugabook, Jr. and Hartley.

Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. William W. Dykes of Buford, S. C.; Mrs. E. G. Grimes of Pritchard, Ala., Mrs. Thomas D. Hall and Mrs. G. E. Kitchens, both of Americus; three sons, J. W. Peek of Fruitland, Fla., J. B. Peek of Denver and Alton Peek of Andersonville; one sister, Mrs. Newby Jackson of Fort Valley [obit says Mrs. Newby Johnson but I knew this lady and she was Daisy Mae Grant Jackson] four brothers,C. W. Grant of Leslie, N. V. Grant, O. J. Grant of Oglethorpe and C. P. Grant of Fort Valley; 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Interment was in OAK GROVE CEMETERY. [In Americus ?]

Pallbearers were Alex Rouse, Walter Knowlton, Olin Holloway, Dr. H. A. Smith, Bryant Lee, Riley Dillard, Jeff Schramm and B. F. Easterlin.


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

JAMES LES____ POOLE [Microfilmed on the curve - Difficult to read]

Military Rites Conducted Monday For James L. Poole

Funeral services for James Lesley Poole were held Monday morning, November 21, from the First Methodist church, Montezuma, with Rev. William H. Hurdle and Rev. L. E. Gholson, officiating. Interment was in the NATIONAL CEMETERY in Andersonville.

Pallbearers - Not Copied.

___Poole, machinist mate in the U.S. Navy, died November 13,__explosion aboard a navy vessel off the Atlantic Coast.

Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Ham Poole, one son, James Lesley Poole, Jr., mother, Mrs. Sallie __ Poole of Fairmount; one sister, Mrs. J. P. Standridge of Byromville, two brothers, Harold Poole, ___ and Floyd Poole, U.S. Air ___, Orlando, Fla.

 

Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 2, 1956

MRS. J. B. [Mary Laura Bellflower] PEAVY

Funeral Today For Mrs. Mary Peavy, Gunshot Victim.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Laura Bellflower Peavy, who was found dead at her home near Montezuma Wednesday, will be held at the local Baptist Church at 3:00 o'clock this afternoon [Thursday]. The Rev. Clarence G. Ward will officiate and burial will be in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

Mrs. Peavy, the 22 year old mother of two small children, died from a shotgun wound near the heart. Her husband and two small daughters were in another part of the house at the time of the shooting.

Survivors include the husband, J. B. Peavy; 2 children, Mary Susan 5 and Barbara Elaine 14 months, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Bellflower of Pinehurst; two sisters, Mrs. Gladys Ruth Peavy of Montezuma and Miss Juanita Bellflower of Pinehurst; two brothers, Cleveland Bellflower of Unadilla and Louis Bellflower, Jr. of Pinehurst.

Smith-Tindol Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Mary B. Peavy Born August 28, 1934 Died August 1, 1956 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside Julius Peavy [2-18-1897 - 11-9-1950] & Jessie Mae Peavy [6-20-1905 - July 18, 1968]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 6, 1955
 

WILLIAM   GORDON   PENNINGTON

W. G. Pennington Passes At Home Of Sister Here
  William Gordon Pennington, 69, a resident of Bradenton, Fla. died Saturday while visiting his sister, Mrs. P. E. Ivey, near Montezuma.
  Mr. Pennington was a native of Macon County but had lived in Bradenton for the past 35 years.  He lived in Unadilla for several years before moving to Bradenton.
  He is survived by two sons, Sherwood Pennington of Tampa, Fla. and John Pennington of the U. S. Armed Forces in Guam; six daughters, Mrs. Helen Gore, Mrs. Ouida Lou Sims, Mrs. Courtney Willis and Miss Ann Pennington, all of Bradenton, Mrs. J. F. Reynolds of Long Beach, Calif. and Mrs. Floyd Reffenberck of Sarasota, Fla. Several grandchildren; five sisters, Mrs. W. C. Griggs and Mrs. R. R. Griggs, both of Unadilla; Mrs. P. E. Ivey of Montezuma; Mrs. T. R. Summers of Perry and Mrs. W. J. Pierce of Macon; four brothers, E. C. Pennington of Clearwater, J. H. Pennington of Vienna, Clark Pennington of Tifton and Clayton Pennington of Montezuma.
  Funeral services were held Wednesday in the First Baptist Church of Unadilla with burial in WALNUT CEMETERY.
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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.   June 23, 1955
 

LEWIS   FRANKLIN   PIKE
 
Final Rites Held Monday For Lewis Franklin Pike, 14.
Funeral services for Lewis Franklin Pike, 14, were held Monday afternoon in Oglethorpe Baptist Church, the Rev. Melvin York officiating.
  Serving as pallbearers were Ralph Price, Roy Robbins, Jack Robbins, Elred Smith, Sonny Layfield and Mickey Murray.  Burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
  Young Pike, a student in the tenth grade at Oglethorpe High School, died early Sunday morning in a local hospital after a short illness.
  Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mr. H. F. Pike; four sisters, Mrs. W. M. Pike of Chamblee and Miss Marjorie Pike, Miss Edna Pike and Miss Frances Pike of Oglethorpe, four brothers, Tom Pike, Homer Pike, Jr. Fred Pike and Donald Pike, all of Oglethorpe; and a grandfather, B. F. Pike of Marshallville.
  Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
[Note: Lewis Franklin Pike [ March 29, 1941 - June 19, 1955] is buried in Ogelthorpe Cemetery beside Homer Franklin Pike [9-28-1905] See his obit &  Beaulah Coltrane Pike [No Dates]

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

MRS. ROBERT MONROE PEASTER

Mrs. Pearl Peaster Passes After Long Illness; Rites Saturday.

Mrs. Fannie Pearl Peaster, 59, passed away Friday, March 25, in a local hospital following a lengthy illness.

She had been a resident of Macon County since 1911 and was a member of the Whitewater Baptist Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Herman Bartlett and Mrs. Bryant Peavy; two sons, William Robert Peaster, and Phil Travis Peaster, all of Montezuma; two brothers, W. S. Whittington of Thomaston, and T. J. Whitting of Valdosta; two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Mathews of Doerun and Mrs. Alice Pippens of Atlanta and 11 grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Saturday at three p.m. from the First Baptist Church with the Rev. C. G. Ward and the Rev. Otho Pirkle officiating. Interment was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

Pallbearers included Fred Parks, Eugene Parks, Leonard Whittington, Philip Parks, Thomas Whittington and Cleve Whittington.

[Note: Fannie Pearl W. Peaster [ August 12, 1896 - March 25, 1955] is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Robert Monroe Peaster [June 12, 1890 - June 29, 1950] See his Obit.


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

FRED LEE PARKS

Fred Lee Parks, 47, Passes, Burial Thursday Afternoon

Fred Lee Parks, 47, a lifelong resident of Montezuma, died unexpectedly at his residence late Tuesday afternoon, April 26.

He is survived by the wife, Ora Bell Hutto Parks; one daughter Mrs. George W. Wall of Montezuma; two brothers, Arthur Parks and George Parks of Montezuma; five sisters, Mrs. Lenie Frank, Mrs. William Ferguson, Mrs. Jack Tatum of Montezuma, Mrs. Reese Darty of Chattanooga, Tenn., and Mrs. Ray E. Overby of Greenville, S. C.

Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, April 28, at three o'clock from Smith-Tindol Funeral Home. The Rev. McCoy Johnson will officiate and burial will follow in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma.

[Note: Freddie Lee Parks [September 24, 1907 - April 26, 1955] is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery.


Helen Hudson and I are UPDATING the FELTON CEMETERY and we have come across some UNMARKED GRAVES in the older section. HOWEVER, I have a copy of a Cemetery Survey compiled by Captain J. M. Brown and presented to the City of Montezuma in 1930. It has some names listed in the burial lots that have no markers, or at least no names and dates.

If you have an research info on:

Mr. William Prator
Mrs. William Prator
Tom Prator

Please send it to me. I do not find them in the Macon County Census but I believe they have a family connection here. They would all have been buried before 1930.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 8, 1978

WILLMONT PEASTER, JR.

Willmont Peaster, Jr., died at his residence on Railroad Street in Montezuma, Sunday night, February 5, 1978. He was 53 years of age. He was a deputy sheriff for Macon County and was a former policeman for the City of Montezuma. He was a member of the Peach Officers' Association.
Surviving Mr. Peaster are his wife, Mrs. Emmie Lee Edwards Peaster of Montezuma; one daughter, Mrs. Patsy Rowland of Fort Valley; his mother, Mrs. Macie Peaster of Montezuma; three sisters, Mrs. Robert Lee Payne of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Allen Payne of Montezuma, Mrs. Joseph Youngblood of Byromville; one brother, John Thomas Peaster of Tacoma, Washington; one granddaughter, Miss Donna P. Cooper of Fort Valley.
Funeral services for Mr. Peasterr were held at 3 pm Tuesday, February 7, 1978 from the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma. Interment was in RED HILL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. Officiating minister was Elder J. W. Hartley.
Active pallbearers were members of the Macon county Sheriff's Department and the Honorary Pallbearers were members of the Georgia Peach Officers' Association.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Willmont Peaster, Jr. - Born June 20, 1924 - Died February 5, 1978 is buried in Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery beside his wife, Emmie Edwards Peaster [April 21, 1920 - Aug. 27, 1991]


The Daily Sun, Warner Robins, Houston County, Georgia, Sunday December
31. 1989

JAMES ROBERT PIKE
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday in the chapel of
McCullough Funeral Home for James Robert Pike, 56, of 117 Kirkwood
Circle who died Friday in a local hospital after a brief illness. The
Revs. Otho Pirkle and Tim Paulk will officiate. Burial will be in
Magnolia Park Cemetery.
Mr. Pike, a native of Macon County, had lived in Warner Robins for
the past 27 years. He was retired from the civil service with Robins
Air Force Base. He was a veteran of the Korean War where he served with
the United States Air Force. He was a member of the National Rifle
Association, Warner Robins Touchdown Club, V.F.W. and was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Barbara M. Pike of Warner Robins; two
sons, Gerald Vance Pike of Warner Robins and Kenneth Gregory Pike of
Bonaire; two sisters, Nancy Caroll of Centerville and Barbara A. Wilson
of Montezuma; two brothers, Harold Pike of Warner Robins and Sammy Pike
of Byron; and two grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 7 until 9 at the
funeral home.
McCullough Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 


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

MRS. MYRTLE N. PURSER Row 20 - 249

Mrs. Myrtle N. Purser, age 63, died at the Ideal Nursing Home, Friday, October 27, 1972. She had been at Ideal Nursing Home since April and had previously been at Montezuma Medical Nursing Home. She was of the Baptist faith.
Graveside services were held at IDEAL CEMETERY, Saturday, October 28, 1972 at 4 PM with Rev. Clarence Keen officiating.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Myrtle N. Purser - Born 1909 - Died 1972 is buried in Ideal Cemetery.
[Note: Obit does not mention any survivors]


The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian November 8, 1933

MRS. ELLEN L. POOLE CLAIMED BY DEATH

Ideal, Ga. - Nov. 8 - The community was saddened when Mrs. Ellen Lawhorn Poole, wife of the late G. W. Poole died. She had been sick for a long time. Every thing was done for her comfort and restoraion that was possible for human hands to do but God in his wise providence saw best for her to come home, so our loss is her eternal gain.

She was born December 23, 1853 in Marion County, near Buena Vista, Ga. moving to Ideal twenty-two years ago. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church, supporting it with her presence, her prayers and her means....

The children that survive her are six daughters; Mrs. W. T. Bell of Ellaville, Ga.; Mrs. Ola Jordan of Pelham, Ga.; Mrs. Ida Simmons of Buena Vista, Ga.; Mrs. J. T. Hobbs of Ideal, Ga.; Mrs. R. N. Johnson of Fort Valley, Ga.; Miss Neva Poole of Ideal, Ga.; three sons; Mr. B. N. Poole of Buena Vista, Ga.; Mrs. G. H. Poole of Jackson, Fla; Mr. W. W. Poole of Ideal, Ga. She leaves thirty-four grandchildren and thirty-six great grandchildren. One brother, Mr. Simeon Lawhorn of Mauk, Ga. also survives.

Funeral services were conducted by her former pastor Rev. H. L. Lumpkin of Cordele, Ga. and Rev. E. L. Jenkins of Ideal, Ga. The pallbearers were: J. M. Brooks, W. H. Terry, J. F. Felkner, G. A. Chapman, G. C. Gilbert and O. P. Harris. Interment was in the Ideal Cemetery.

[Note: Ellen Lawhorn Poole Born December 25, 1853 Died October 31, 1933 is buried in the Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, George Washington Poole [1850-1926]

Her body was interred in Ideal, Macon County, Georgia, in the Ideal Cemetery next to her husband. She was listed on the 14 July 1860 census in Cut Off District, Marion County, Georgia as the 7-year-old residing with Joshua Joel Lawhorn. She moved to a residence in Ideal, Macon County, Georgia about 1875.

George Washington Poole and Ellen Lawhorn had the following family:

2 i. W. T.2 Poole. She married Bell. She resided in Ellaville, Schley County, Georgia 1933.

3 ii. Ola Poole. She married Jordan. She resided in Pelham, Mitchell County, Georgia 1933. She resided in Pelham, Mitchell County, Georgia 1947.

4 iii. Ida Poole. She married Simmons. She resided in Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia 1933. She resided in Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia 1947.

5 iv. R. N. Poole. She married Johnson. She resided in Fort Valley, Peach County, Georgia 1933.

6 v. Neva Poole. She resided in Fort Valley, Peach County, Georgia 6 September 1947.

7 vi. B. N. Poole. He resided in Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia 1933. He resided in Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia 1947.

8 vii. G. H. Poole. He resided in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 1933. He resided in Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida 1947.

9 viii. W. W. Poole. He resided in Ideal, Macon County, Georgia 1933. He resided in Ideal, Macon County, Georgia 1947.

10 ix. Nettie Poole was born 22 April 1881. Married John J. Jones, M.G. , estimated 1910. She died 8 November 1929


 

 

 

 

 

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