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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 31, 1982

H. WALLACE RABURN

H. Wallace Raburn, 71, died Monday, March 15 in a local hospital. Services were held at 2 pm March 17th in Fort Valley United Methodist Church. Burial was at 4 pm in WOODLAWN CEMETERY in Eastman. The Rev. Carroll Crosby officiated.
Mr. Raburn, a native of Macon County, had lived in Peach County for many years. He was retired from the U. S. Dept. of Agriculture and was a Veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Alma B. Raburn of Fort Valley; a son, Daniel H. Raburn, Sr. of Oglethorpe; a granson, Daniel H. Raburn, Jr. of Fort Valley; a brother, Julian Raburn of Athens; two sisters, Mrs. Ruth Webb of Americus and Mrs. Kathleen Jones of Port St. Joe, Fla.; and two stepgrandchildren.
Rooks Funeral Home of Fort Valley had charge of arranements.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  April 23, 1986

 HOWARD   GREEN   RABURN,  JR.

   The funeral services for Mr. Howard Green Raburn, Jr., 49, of 1122 Stuart Avenue., Albany, Georgia who died Monday, April 14, 1986, was conducted April 16, 1986 at Mathews Oaklawn Chapel, interment followed at FLORAL MEMORY GARDENS  [Prob. Albany, Ga.]                       A native of Macon County, Georgia, Mr. Raburn had resided in Albany for the past thirty years after moving here from Mitchell County.  He was a painter for Raburn Bros. Painting and Wallpapering Contractors.  He was an Adult Sunday School Class Teacher and a member of New Life Baptist Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Rena S. Raburn of Albany; a son, Cpl. Allen H. Raburn of Albany; two daughters, Mrs. Marie Bridges of Lee County and Mrs. Susan Hayes of Albany; and a brother, Mr. Charlie Raburn of Albany, and six grandchildren.


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

MRS. HARVEY L. [Nora Verlie Middlebrooks] RAPER

Services For Mrs. Nora Verlie Middlebrooks Raper, 76, of Montezuma.
Mrs. Nora Verlie Middlebrooks Raper, 76, of Montezuma, died Tuesday, January 6, 1987, in the Macon County Medical Center. Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 7, at 3 p.m. in Cedar Valley Baptist Church. The Rev. Jack Neill officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Mrs. Raper, a native of Dooly County, resided in Macon County most of her life. She was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church and reitred from Southern Frozen Foods. She was the wife of the late Harvey L. Raper.
Survivors are two sons, Harvey Edward Raper of Montezuma, Charles Williams Raper of Vidalia; three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Barfield and Mrs. Edna King, both of Montezuma, Mrs. Betty Jo Driver of Americus; a brother, Cecil O. Middlebrooks of Montezuma; a sister, Mrs. Myrtle Raper of Conyers, nineteen grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Billy Driver, Mike Driver, Steven Driver, Mickey Barfield, Sonny Raper, Jerry Raper, Church, Terry and Peyton Raper.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Nora Verlie M. Raper - Born August 22, 1910 - Died January 6, 1987 "Biggie Mama" is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Harvey L. Raper [May 16, 1909 - Feb. 1, 1969] "Biggie Daddy" See his Obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 3, 1996

MRS. RICHARD LARRY [Susan Pike] STREET RAPER

Susan Pike Street, 39, of Rt. 1 Box 489 A-1, Montezuma, died December 24, 1995 at her residence after an extended illness. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Tuesday, December 26 in the Cedar Valley Baptist Church, with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma. the Revs Keith Alderman and Jeffery Powell officiating.

Mrs. Street, was a native of Macon County. She was born on January 22, 1956, the daughter of Clem Pike, Jr. and Frances Tallent Pike. She was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church and the Administrator of the Macon County Health Department.

Survivors include: Husband, Mike Raper of Montezuma, son, Matthew Jason Street of Montezuma; Mother, Mrs. Frances Tallent Pike of Montezuma; four brothers, Clinton W. Pike of Newnan; James R. Pike of Montezuma, Daryl S. Pike of McAllen, Tx., Michael A. Pike of Hazelhurst and a number of nieces and nephews.

[Note: Susan Pike Street - Born - January 22, 1956 - Died - December 24, 1995, is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery in Section A - Row 1-70 in the Pike Family Lot beside her parents.

[Note: Richard Larry Street, 1st husband, is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery in Section C - Row 7-202 See his Obit


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 6, 1999

MRS. CHARLES LEWIS [Barbara Alice Bush] REED, JR.

Barbara Alice Bush Reed, 62, of 316 Lakeshore Drive, Montezuma, Georgia passed away Wednesday, December 30, 1998. Funeral services were held Thursday, December 31, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home at 4 pm. Dr. Lamon Brown officiated. Burial followed in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Milton B. Bush and Alice Eugenia Irby. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Montezuma. She was a retired insurance clerk with Southern Frozen Foods with 17 years of service. She was also a member of the Eastern Star.
She is survived by her husband, Charles Reed of Montezuma, Children, Charles Reed, III of Montezuma, Robert Milton Reed of Youngstown, Ohio, James Davis Reed of Youngstown, Ohio, Judith R. Bell of Ideal, Ga. Brother, Richard Harvey Bush of Leesburg, Ga. and sister, Kaye Bush Poole of Marshallville, Ga., and three grandchildren, James Michael Bell, Kevin Andrew Bell and Jaclyn Marie Reed.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Barbara Bush Reed - Born - January 12, 1936 - Died - December 30, 1998 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside a marker for her husband, Charles Lewis Reed, Jr. [Jan. 8, 1934 - No Death Date]


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

G. BOYCE RIDDLE

Mr. G. Boyce Riddle of 509 Engram St., Montezuma died Friday, July 21, 1995, in the Oaks Nursing Home in Marshallville, Ga.
Services were held at 2 pm Sunday, July 23, in the Montezuma United Methodist Church with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma. The Revs. Richard Aultman and Randy Gregg officiated.
Mr. Riddle, a native of Clay County, Alabama, was born January 10, 1919, the son of J. B. Riddle and Annie Robertson Riddle. He had resided in Macon County for most of his life, was a retired farmer, a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church and the Baracca Sunday School Class. He was an Air Force Veteran of World War II.
Survivors are his wife, Sarah Nolan Riddle of Montezuma, 3 daughters, Brenda R. Lever of Tifton, Ruth R. Thompson of Parker, Colorado, Bonnie R. Windham of Montezuma, a brother, Felton Riddle of Oglethorpe, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma is in charge of arrangements.

[Note: G. Boyce Riddle M/Sgt.Army WWII - Born - January 10, 1919 - Died - July 21, 1995 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery [Section A-Row 2-113] in the Riddle Family Lot


 

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

MRS. SAM [Julia Clyde Bassett] RIDDLE

Mrs. Julia Clyde Bassett Riddle, 82, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Sunday, April 26, 1987, in Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus, Georgia. Graveside services were held at 11 AM Wednesday, April 29, in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. The Rev. Guy Sayles officiated.
Mrs. Riddle was born March 15, 1905, in Clay County, Alabama. She had resided in Macon County for the past fifty seven years. She was a retired bookkeeper with Pacific Ice and Coal Co., and a member of First Baptist Church of Montezuma.
Surviving is her husband, Sam Riddle of Montezuma.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Clyde B. Riddle, wife of Sam Riddle - Born March 15, 1905 - Died April 26, 1987 is buried in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery beside her husband, Sam Riddle [March 23, 1903 - No Death Date as of the printing of "Cemeteries of Macon County" 1994.
[Note: OOOOOOPS !!! Clyde B. Riddle's Death Date is incorrect in "Cemeteries of Macon County" it is listed as 4-26-1988 but should be 4-26-1987. Please correct your copy.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 21, 1996

MRS. WILEY WINFORD [Exa Estelle Phipps] RIDDLE

Services for Exa Estelle Phipps Riddle were held at 2 pm Friday, August 16, 1996 in Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Riddle, 96, died Wednesday in a local nursing home. She was the widow of W. W. Riddle. She was a homemaker and member of Montezuma First Baptist Church.
Survivors include her children, Winfred F. Riddle of Montezuma and Vaughnell Luckie of Marshallville; eight grandchildren; 14 great grandchildfren and a great great grandchild.


 

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

MRS. ELMER A. [Bernice June Cox] RIMES, JR.

Mrs. Bernice June Cox Rimes, 44, of Route 2, Ellaville, died Wednesday, December 1, 1993 at her home.
Services were held at 2:30 pm Saturday, December 4, in COUNTY LINE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Ellaville. Burial was in the CHURCH CEMETERY,with the Revs. Bob Vickery and Richard Webb officiating.
Mrs. Rimes, a native of Tampa, Florida, was born January 25, 1949. She was a homemaker.
Survivors are her husband, Elmer A. Rimes, Jr. of Ellaville, two daughters, Mrs. Estella Lawhorn of Warner Robins, Mrs. Kimberley Tramel of Oglethorpe; two sons, Elmer A. Rimes, III, of Ellaville; James McClean of Ellaville; four brothers, Willie Cox of Americus, Paul Cox and Leon Cox, both of Oglethorpe, Harold Cox of Brandon, Florida, four sisters, Pearline Mills of Ruskin, Florida, Ann Robbins of Andersonville, Ga. Jeanette Matthews of Iverness, Ga., Betty Brandt of Blakesburg, Iowa and three grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma, Georgia was in charge of arrangements.

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 1, 1995

JAMES HARP ROBERTS, JR.

Mr. James Harp Roberts, Jr., 48, Rt. 1, Box 423-A Montezuma, died Sunday, February 26, 1995, at his residence. Graveside services will be held Tuesday, February 28, 1995 at 11 am in the SWEARINGEN CEMETERY in Byromville, Ga. Dr. Alvin Brackett will officiate.

Mr. Roberts was born November 23, 1946 in Dooly Co., Ga., the son of James Harp Roberts, Sr. and Alma Jack Ellis Roberts.

Mr. Roberts was a farmer and resided in Dooly County all of his life, where he was a member of the Byromville Baptist Church.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Anne Robinson Roberts of Montezuma, two daughters, Miss Angie Roberts, Miss Jamie Roberts, both of Montezuma, son, Clete M. Roberts of Statesboro, Mother, Mrs. Alma Jack Ellis Roberts of Byromville, sister, Mrs. Nancy R. Poole of Americus.

The family may be reached at the home of Mrs. Doris Robinson, North Dooly Street, Montezuyma, Ga.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 26, 1990

HARVEY FRY ROBERTS

Services Held For Harvey Fry Roberts, 75, of Montezuma.
Mr. Harvey Fry Roberts, 75 of Route 1 Montezuma, Georgia died Wednesday, December 19, 1990 in Peach County Hospital, Fort Valley, Georgia. Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 20, in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, Montezuma. the Rev. Tom Arledge officiated.
Mr. Roberts, the son of the late Eugene Summerfield Roberts, Jr. and Emma Jane Fry Roberts, was born October 20, 1915 in Crisp County, Georgia. He was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, a graduate of Berry College at Mt. Berry, Georgia and was a member of the Administrative Staff. He was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church and served as lay reader and organist of the Church. He was a member of Traveler's Rest Masonic Lodge, Montezuma and was an Army Veteran of World War II. He was the retired county executive director of the A.S.C.S. Office in Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Survivors are, four sisters, Mrs. Ruth R. Jones of Reynolds, Ga., Mrs. Jean R. Johnson of Albany, Georgia, Mrs. Ada R. Pelham and Mrs. Priscilla R. Newsome, both of Immokalee, Florida; a brother William J. Roberts of Montezuma, Georgia; a number of nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Berry College, Mt. Berry Station, Rome, Georgia 30161 or to the donor's favorite charity.
Watson-Mathews Funeral home in Montezuma is in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Harvey Fry Roberts - Born October 20, 1915 - Died December 19, 1990 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his parents: Emma Jane Fry, wife of Eugene Summerfield Roberts, Jr. [ Oct. 13, 1890 - April 27, 1957] See Obit & Eugene Summerfield Roberts, Jr. - Born September 12, 1888 - November 19, 1954] See his Obit.
 


Macon County News Leader - Montezuma, Ga. Dec. 5, 2002

HARVEY E. RAPER
Harvey E. Raper, 68, of Montezuma passed away Friday, November 29, 2002. Funeral services were held in the chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Born in Dooly County, he was the son of the late Harvey Raper and Verlie Middlebrooks Raper. He was retired Civil Service from Robins Air Force Base. He was a member of the New Life Baptist Church, where he served as a deacon. He was a Bus Driver for C-H Bus Lines. He was a member of the Macon County Rescue Squad and an Auxiliary Policeman.
He is survived by his wife; Jean Raper of Montezuma; sons: Sonny Raper of Macon, and Jerry Raper of Andersonville; brother; William Raper of Blairsville; sisters; Edna King of Oglethorpe and Betty Driver of Americus; and six grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 22, 1992

MRS. JEAN ALDA TOOKE ROBERTS

Services Held For Mrs. Jean Alda Tooke Roberts, 88, of Perry, Ga.
Mrs. Jean Alda Tooke Roberts, 88, of 1409 Cater Circle, Perry, Georgia, died Monday, January 13, 1992, in Perry Hospital.
Graveside services were held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 15, in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS in Oglethorpe, Georgia. The Rev. Bill Givens officiated.
Mrs. Roberts, a native of Oglethorpe, was born October 22, 1903, the daughter of Rufus Edward Tooke and Annie Neal Tooke. She was a retired accountant with the U. S. Department of Agriculture and had lived in Perry for the past ten years.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Janie Tooke Robinson of Ormond Beach, Florida, a grandson, Larry Hunt of Butler, Ga.; a granddaughter, Mrs. Jeannie Hunt Sexton of Perry; six great grandchildren, Lauren, Ashley, Jennifer and Larson Hunt, Hunt and Lee Ann Sexton.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Jean Alda Tooke Roberts - Born October 22, 1903 - Died January 13, 1992 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside Greer Tooke [1900-1922] See his Obit & John Edward Tooke [1910 - 1913] See his Obit. And her parents, Annie Neal Tooke & Rufus Edward Tooke See their Obits.
 


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

MRS. ROY [Allene Head] ROBBINS, SR.

Services For Mrs. Allene Head Robbins, 70, Died in Tampa, Burial in Oglethorpe.
Mrs. Allene Robbins, 70, passed away Tuesday, September 4, 1984 at University Hospital in Tampa, Fla. after a brief illness. Services were held Friday, September 7 at 3 p.m. from New Life Baptist Church in Oglethorpe. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS. The Rev's, Caron Harn and Don Wilson officiated.
Mrs. Robbins was born September 24, 1913 in Oglethorpe, daughter of the late Henry Frank Head and Ruth Lee Head. She was retired from Southern Frozen Foods and was a member of New Life Baptist Church.
Pallbearers were Marvin Edwards, Ben DeVaugh, Junior Blizzard, Allen Head, Jr., G. C. Hobbs and Albert Davis.
Survivors include a son, Roy Robbins, Jr. of Oglethorpe; four daughters, Mildred Jones and Leila Ruth Cannington, both of Americus, Joy Ann Haymore of Tampa, Fla. and Jackie Peaster of Oglethorpe.
Grandchildren are Bobby and Vickie Jones of Americus, Brenda Wall of Cordele, Eddie Haymore of Long Island, N.Y., Beverly Haymore of Tampa, Fla., Bob and Ronnie Peaster of Oglethorpe, Jamie Peaster of Charleston, S.C. Marty, Scott and A. J. Robbins of Oglethorpe., Curtis Layfield of Perry, Pam Allen of Montezuma, Kim Colvin of Americus and 5 great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Allene Head Robbins "Loving Mother" - Born September 24, 1913 - Died September 4, 1984 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery ]
 



MRS. AUGUSTUS E. [Louella Robertson] ROBINSON

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 6, 1950

FINAL RITES HELD FRIDAY EVENING FOR MRS. ROBINSON

Funeral services for Mrs. Louella Robertson Robinson, a prominent Grangerville Community resident, were held Friday, June 30, in the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe with the Pastor of Plains Lutheran Parish conducting the services.
Mrs. Robinson died Thursday afternoon at her home after a short illness. The daughter of the late John M. Robertson and Isabella Rebecca Harris, she was born in 1886.
Survivors include her husband, Gus Robinson of Macon; a son, D. M. Robinson of County, Mrs. Alva Robinson of Macon County, and Mrs. Blanton Smith of Thomaston; Smith-Tindol Funeral Services was in charge.


[Note: Louella, wife of A. E. Robinson - Born May 7, 1886 - Died June 29, 1950 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside her husband Augustus E. Robinson [March 23, 1866 - April 22, 1953] and two other wives of Gus Robinson.]


Davine -- Etta F. Smith Robinson (1875-1900) was the daughter of John
Shedrick Smith & first wife, Mary H. Edge (1840-1888).
Etta's siblings: Sarah Smith; Minnie Smith; William Augustus Smith (married Sara Ann 'Sally' English); Lillian V. 'Lil' Smith (married Robert Lee English, Sr.); and Wilton J. Smith (married Jannie/Jennie R.).

Do you have the cemetery info and dates for her father, John Shedrick
Smith?
-- Barbara

From: THE MACON COUNTY CITIZEN - Oglethorpe, Ga. Index by Thomas Hudson [pg.13]

Issue dated:March 2, 1900 - Vol.XI, No. 46

Column 4:DIED: Etta Robinson, buried Mt. Zion.

[Note: Etta Smith Robinson - Slab with her name on it, no dates In MT. ZION CEMETERY - Row 3-92.
She was Daughter of John Shedrick Smith. She married Chesterfield Robinson on 12-23-1891 in Macon Co., Marriage Bk. "C".]
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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Georgia September 4, 1985

MRS. HENRY J. [Lillian Flowers] ROBINSON, SR.

Services Are Held From Mrs. Lillian Flowers Robinson, 58, of Oglethorpe.
Mrs. Lillian Flowers Robinson, age 58, of Oglethorpe, Ga. died Monday, August 26, 1985 at her residence. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 28, in Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church. Burial was in MT. ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH CEMETERY. Pastor John Lingle officiated.
Mrs. Robinson, a native of Upson County, was born January 28, 1927, the daughter of Willie J. Flowers and Alice Pearl Taunton Flowers. She resided in Oglethorpe for most of her life, was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church.
Survivors are her husband, Henry J. Robinson, four sons, Henry J. Robinson, Jr. of Palatke, Fla., Bennie Earl Robinson of Reynolds, Henry Michael Robinson and Ted Jackson Robinson, both of Oglethorpe; five daughters, Mrs. Betty Long of Palatka, Fla., Mrs. Louise Giddens of Cochran, Mrs. Cheryl Justice of Graham, N.C., Mrs. Margie Parks and Miss Patti Robinson, both of Oglethorpe; a brother, William Flowers of Warner Robins; two sisters, Mrs. Doris Hathaway of Warner Robins and Mrs. Treasian Howard of Milledgeville, several grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Frankie Williams, Roy Morgan Coogle, Eldred Smith, Ed Coogle, Wayne Bellew and Lamar Melton.
Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Lillian Flowers Robinson - Born January 28, 1927 - Died August 26, 1985 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside her husband, Henry J. Robinsonm [Sr.] [7-1-1906 - 1-27-1988]


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

MRS. GEORGE R. [Effie Larkin ] ROBINSON

Mrs. Robinson Passes Sunday.
Funeral services for Mrs. George Robinson, 77, Route 1, Oglethorpe, who died Sunday about 1:45 pm at the Americus and Sumter County Hospital, were held Tuesday at 11 am from Corinth Methodist Church in Macon County with the Rev. Harold Sheppard and the Rev. Ralph Porterfield officiating.
Mrs. Robinson was a native of Macon County but had lived in Schley County most of her life. She was a member of Corinth Methodist Church.
Survivors include two sons, Howard Robinson of Oglethorpe and Elton Robinson of Rochelle; one daughter, Mrs. Opal Smith of Altanta; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Giddens Funeral Home of Ellaville was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Effie L. Robinson - Born 10-28-1887 - Died 12-20-1964 is buried in THE ELLAVILLE CEMETERY in Schley Co., Ga. near her husband, G. R. Robinson [p11-29-1883 - 2-16-1957]
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.November 15, 1995

MRS. THOMAS CHRISTIE [Janie Tooke] ROBINSON

Mrs. Janie Tooke Robinson, 90, of Ormond Beach, Fla., formerly of Oglethorpe, Ga, died Thursday, Nov. 9, 1995, in Halifax Medical Center, Daytona Beach, Fla..

Services were held at 11 am Saturday, Nov. 11, 1995 in Oglethorpe Baptist Church with the Rev. Jon Davidson officiating. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY.

Mrs. Robinson, a native of Oglethorpe, was born May 10, 1905, the daughter of Rufus Edward Tooke and Anne Neal Tooke. She had resided in Ormond Beach for the past five years, moving from Oglethorpe. She was the Ordinary of Macon County for the years, 1961 to 1970. She was a member of Oglethorpe Baptist Church and the wife of the late Thomas C. Robinson.

Survivors are nieces and nephews, Neil Adcox, Tyler Adcox,Betty Cannon, Chris Cannon, Janie Cannon, all of Albany, Ga. Mary Anne Rodgers, Deann Rodgers, David Rodgers, all of Ormond Beach; Jimmy Robertson, Jason Robertson, Kelly Robertson, all of Snellville, Ga., Ed Cannon of Boston, Mass., Bob Cannon of Atlanta, Jeannie Sexton of Perry, Ga. and Larry Hunt of Ft. Valley, Ga.

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

[Note: Janie Tooke Robinsion - Born - May 10, 1905 - Died - Nov. 9, 1995 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery in Section B - Row 13-366 beside her husband, Thomas Christie Robinson [5-3-1883 - 11-5-1950]


 

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

WALTER THOMAS ROBINSON

Walter Thomas Robinson, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Russell Robinson of Marshallville, died Thursday, March 31, 1994 in Flint River Community Hospital in Montezuma, Ga.
Memorial services were held in MARSHALLVILLE CITY CEMETERY at 2 pm Saturday, April 2. The Rev. Jay Harris will officiate.
Walter Thomas Robinson was born in Bibb County, Georgia on November 25, 1993.
Survivors other than his parents, are a brother, James Avery Robinson of Marshallville, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hogan of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Forbes of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, two uncles and an aunt. The infant was the grandson of the late Joseph James Robinson.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 15, 1995

MRS. WILLIAM SEABORN [Lucile Cochran] ROBINSON, JR.

Mrs. Lucile Cochran Robinson, 84, of Ideal, Ga. died Wednesday, February 8, 1995, in the Ideal Health Care Center. Funeral Services were held at 11 am, Friday, February 10, in the Ideal United Methodist Church, with burial in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY. The Revs. Lynn Hurley and Sidney Clay officiated.
Mrs. Robinson, a native of Madison, was born August 28, 1910, the daughter of John W. Cochran and Addie Durdin Cochran. Mrs. Robinson resided in Ideal most of her life where she was a member of the Ideal United Methodist Church. A homemaker, she was the wife of the late W. S. Robinson, [JR.]
Survivors are a son, Kenneth E. Robinson, of Ideal; three daughters, Mrs. Janice R. Kitchens and Mrs. Kay R. Hardage, both of Ideal; Mrs. Bell R. Wall of Ellaville; thirteen grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and three nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Lucile C. Robinson - Born - August 28, 1910 - Died - February 8, 1995 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery in Section F-Row 49-1150 beside her husband, William Seaborn Robinson, Jr. [July 18, 1910 - August 2, 1988] Obit


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 2, 1999

JOHNNY CARL RODGERS

Carl Rodgers, 80,. of Route 2 Box 61, Garden Valley passed away Saturday, May 29, 1999. Funeral services were held Monday at 2 pm in Whitewater Baptist Church in Oglethorpe. Burial followed in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Rev. Kevin Cone and Rev. Don Mead officiated.
Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Leon Rodgers and Willie Harrison. He was a member of the Whitewater Baptist Church, the Men's Sunday School class. He was a retired salesman with the United Insurance Company of America, where he worked for more than 25 years. He was a member of the Travelers Rest Lodge of F. & A.M # 65.
He is survived by his wife, Louise Kelley Rodgers of Garden Valley, sons Johnny Rodgers of Cartersville, Ga., Carlton Rodgers of Ormond Beach, Fl., three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the Whitewater Baptist Church, Oglethorpe, Ga. 31068.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Johnny Carl Rodgers - Born - July 12, 1918 - Died May 29, 1999 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery [Section C - Row 3-126] beside a new grave with flowers still on it, for his wife, Louise Rodgers]

 


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 2, 2000

TIMOTHY RODGERS

Timothy Rodgers, 45, of Rt. 1 Box 155 Oglethorpe, Georgia passed away Thursday, July 27, 2000. Funeral services were held Sunday at 2:00 pm in Whitewater Baptist Church. Burial followed in PINE LEVEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY. Rev. Kevin Cone Officiated.
Born in Macon County, Ga. he was the son of the late Wilbur Rodgers and Eva Fowler Rodgers. He was a carpenter with Ben Legg Roofing Co. He was a member of Whitewater Baptist Church.
He is survived by his brothers; Wade Rodgers of Smyrna, Benny Rodgers of Sylvester, Sister, Joyce Wynn of Suwannee, Ga. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma had charge of arrangements.


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

JAMES O. ROBERTS

J. O. Roberts, 81, Dies At Home, In Byromville.
Funeral services for James O. Roberts, 81, retired farmer who died Tuesday night at his home in Byromville, were held at 3 pm Wednesday in Akin Funeral Home Chapel in Vienna. Rev. J. O. Akin officiated and burial was in the ROBERTS CEMETERY.
Mr. Roberts was a native of Dooly County. Survivors include his wife; one son, J. H. Roberts of Byromville; a daughter, Mrs. Ralph Busbee of Byromville, two brothers, Will Roberts and Theodore Roberts, both of Pinehurst; one sister, Mrs. W. S. Johnson of Montezuma; and four grandchildren.

 


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian - Mch.6, 1941

MISS ROBINSON KILLED IN AUTO WRECK; FUNERAL SATURDAY.

The community and county were shocked to learn of the death Thursday night, Feb. 27, of Miss Carolyn Robinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alva B. Robinson, of Oglethorpe, which occurred as a result of an automobile accident on the highway between Hazelhurst and McRae. Miss Robinson was one of a party of six young people leaving Hazelhurst to attend a basketball game in McRae and the car was wrecked when it collided with a truck on the highway. The body was brought to the Montezuma Funeral Home Friday morning and the funeral services were held at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church Saturday afternoon.
Oldest daughter of her parents, Miss Robinson was a graduate of the Georgia State College for Women and was teacher of English and Librarian in the Hazelhurst School.
Besides her parents, she is survived by two sisters, Miss Emily Robinson, teacher in the school at Chauncey and Miss Nell Robinson of the Oglethorpe High School, one brother, Alva Robinson, Jr. and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gus Robinson.
The services were conducted by the Rev. John Zeigler, assisted by the Rev. McCullough, Rev. S. A. Douthit and Rev. Carl Ayers and the interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
The pallbearers were boys from the Senior class of the Hazelhurst school and the entire class served as honorary escort.
[Note: Martha Carolyn Robinson - Born april 10, 1918 - Died February 27, 1941 "Billie" is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
 


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. June 18, 1926

ONE KILLED, TWO INJURED WHEN TRUCK OVERTURNS

GLOYSTEIN K. ROBINSON
Marshallville, Ga. June 16 - Riding on a lumber truck of the
Sappington Mills, one youth was killed and two others were seriously injured when the truck overturned near Fort Valley, Monday afternoon.
Glois Robinson, son of a rural mail carrier, was almost instantly killed when the big truck turned turtle and pinned him beneath the heavy load. The other two youths were also pinned beneath the load, but they were extricated and rushed to a hospital. James Grant, Green's Mill, who was also riding on the truck, was thrown clear of the wreck and escaped injury.
The truck overturned as it hit a sand bed on the outskirts of Fort Valley. Passing motorists rushed the injured boys to the hospital in Fort Valley. Robinson was dead when he was removed.
[Note: Gloystein K. Robinson Born 6-5-1911 Died June 14, 1926 is buried in Marshallville City Cemetery. He was the
son of Bascom E. Robinson & Eliza Robinson, had a sister,
Ola and a brother, Joe according to the 1900 census of
Marshallville[Macon Co.], Ga.


Mrs. Lizzie Robinson Death Notice

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Dec.23,1939
FOUND IN THE ENGLISHVILLE NEWS SECTION;

A goodly number from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Lizzie Robinson at Mt. Zion Wednesday morning at ten o'clock, whose death occurred at her home in Homestead, florida, Monday.

[Note: Anyone knowing the Husband, Parents, children, etc. of Mrs. Lizzie Robinson, please respond.]
[Note: There is NOT a marked grave found in "Cemeteries of Macon County" with this name.]
[I found: In Macon Co., Ga. Marriage Book C:
John J. Robinson married Elizabeth English 8-14-1890]
[I found: In "Macon County Life" - pg. 439 in the Robert H. English Family where Lizzie English, 4th child of Joel Wenil English & Permelia Petrona Edge English, Born 7-9-1870 in Macon Co., Ga. married John Robinson and they had 4 children:Josel, Ruth, Paul & Bessie; Lizzie died and is buried in Mt. Zion. 1st child, Josel, lived in Homestead, Fla.


The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian
Merged Oct. 1, 1931 March 24, 1932

DEATH CLAIMS MISS MARIE ROBINSON
Oglethorpe, Ga. March 24, 1932 - The Grim Reaper, Death mowed down a tender plant when Miss Marie Robinson, 18, of Thomaston, Ga., answered the summons Friday afternoon at 5 o'clock. She had been sick several days with pneumonia, but her condition was not considered serious until a short time before her death.
Miss Robinson had lived in Macon County until a short time ago she moved to Thomaston. She is a granddaughter of Mr. A. E. Robinson who lives near Oglethorpe, Our sympathy goes out to him in this sad bereavement.
The fact that she was to have been married Easter Sunday to Mr. Jim McDaniel of Thomaston, makes her passing doubly sad.
Funeral services were held in Thomaston Saturday. Interment was at Mt. Zion Cemetery near here. Rev. Mr. English of Thomaston officiating.
Besides her Grandfather, she leaves one sister, Miss Catherine Robinson of Plant City, Fla. and many other relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
[Note: There is NOT a marked grave in Mt. Zion Cemetery
for Marie Robinson ] Her Grandfather, Augustus E. Robinson is buried there along with three wives]
 


John J. Robinson

Macon County Citizen-Montzuma Georgian Sept.22,1938
FUNERAL THURSDAY FOR MR. JOHN J. ROBINSON
The funeral services of John J. Robinson, 80, were held at the Mt. Zion Church near Oglethorpe, Thursday morning at 10 o'clock. Nephews of the deceased served as pallbearers.
Mr. Robinson died at his home at Homestead, Fla. Tuesday. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth English Robinson; three daughters, Mrs. C. N. Roach of Miami; Mrs. Bessie Kemp of Homestead and Mrs. King; two sons, Joe Robinson of Homestead and Paul Robinson of Hollywood, Fla. five grandchildren, five brothers, A. E. Robinson, R. L. Robinson, of Ogblethorpe, Ga., Elliot, Jim and Joe Carlton Robinson of Ellaville and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Lee of Savannah and Mrs. George Turner of Sylvester.
[Note: I do not find a marked grave in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery for John J. Robinson. He would have been born
about 1858 and Died September 1938. - John J. Robinson was a brother of William Thomas Robinson [1856-1934]
W.T.Robinson's obit posted 3-10-1999.


Macon County News Leader - Montezuma, Ga. 10-24-2002

JAMES "Jimbo" ROBINSON
James "Jimbo" Robinson, 89, of Ideal passed away Tuesday, October 15, 2002. Funeral Services were held Friday, October 18, at 2 p.m. in the Ideal Methodist Church. Burial followed in the OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS. Rev. Billy Key, Rev. Robbie McDaniel, Rev. Peter Barlow and Rev. C. C. Betts officiated.
Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late William Seaborn Robinson and Lula Gilmore Robinson, He retired from the Georgia Dept. of Transportation. He was a member of the Ideal Methodist church, where he served as Sunday School Supt. for many years. He was a member of the Travelers Rest Lodge F&AM # 65 and Scottish Rite and was a Shriner. He was a member of the Ideal Lions Club and the Macon County Shrine Club. He was a World War II Veteran serving in the U.S.Navy. He was Pre-deceased by two children: Brock Nelson Robinson and Lisa Robinson Clark, and two siblings: W. S. Robinson, Jr. and Dorothy Robinson Hughey.
He is survived by his wife: Catherine Castleberry Robinson of Ideal; his grandchildren: Charley Cannon, Jr. of Oglethorpe, Jamey Cannon of Idea; Cappy Childs Cross of Oglethorpe; Chadwic Ashley Childs of Elaville; Camee Childs Dixon of Montezuma; his sister, Mary Lillian McDaniel of Columbus; and great grandchildren; Colby Britt, Saylor Ann Cross, Havalyn Cross, Chas. Cannon, Dani Cannon, Haley Cannon, Kelsi Cannon and Keely Dixon.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


Macon County News Leader - Montezuma, Ga. April 10, 2003

CLAUDE M. ROBERTS
Claude M. Roberts, 85, of Montezuma passed away Monday, April 7, 2003. Funeral services were held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the graveside in FELTON CEMETERY. Rev. Ken Myers officiated.
Born in Dooly County, she was the daughter of the late C. C. Maffett and Hayes Robinson Maffett. She was the widow of the late Charles H. Roberts. She was a retired bookkeeper from J. B. Easterlin and Sons and was a member of the Montezuma Methodist Church, where she was a member of Philathea Sunday School Class.
She is survived by her daughter; Carol Parker of Alpharetta; sister, Claire Stratford of Montezuma; grandchildren; Claudia Parker of Dallas, Texas, Daniel Parker of Jacksonville, Florida, and Christine Parker of New York City.
The family may be contacted at the home of Mrs. Rosa Roberts, 304 Leon Ave. Montezuma, Ga. 31063.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Montezuma United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 159 Montezuma, Ga. 31063
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma had charge of arrangements.


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. March 28, 1930

VERNEY L. ROBINSON

Funeral Services For Verney Robinson Thursday Afternoon.
Funeral services for young Verney Robinson, 16, popular high school student, who died on Wednesdy afternoon of last week, were held at the MT. ZION LUTHERAN CEMETERY Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. E. Summers, who was assisted by Rev. D. L. Heglar. The young man was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Robinson, who reside between Oglethorpe and Ellaville, and had been attending the consolidated school here since last September. He was very popular, and his passing cast a gloom over the entire school, which was closed down last Thuresday at noon out of respect and in order to give the students and teachers an opportunity to attend the funeral services. Practically every teacher and many of the students were present at the services, which were largely attended by citizens from this entire section and many were visibly affected as the casket was lowered in the grave. The young man is survived by his mother and father, a twin brother, who is also a local high school student and one younger brother.

[Note: V. L. Robinson [Vernie] [handmade marker with "n's" written backwards] [January 25, 1914 - March 19, 1930] is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside Robert Lee Robinson [1875 - 1947] Obit & Martha Christian Larkin Robinson [1878 - 1957]
 


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.     April   14, 1960

 WILLIE     SENTER     RASBERRY

 Funeral services for Willie Senter Rasberry were held at the Oglethorpe Baptist Church on Saturday.  The Rev. Melvin York, the Rev. Carl Ayers and the Rev. R. B. Taylor officiated.  Burial follow in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY with Masonic rites at the graveside.

 Pallbearers were Bob Ivey, Jack Ivey, Carl Maxey , Clyde Smith, A. J. Dupree, William Coker, Grady Kitchens, Artemus Law, Greene Norris, Frank Head and Robert Lee Adcock.  Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 Mr. Rasberry, 71 year old retired farmer, died Thursday, April 7, at a local hospital.  He had resided in Cut-off Community all of his life.  He was a member of Oglethorpe Baptist Church and Travelers Rest Lodge 65.

 Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lucille Ivey Rasberry; one daughter, Mrs. Jack T. May of Moss Point , Mississippi ; two sons, John Ivey Rasberry of College Park ,; Ross G. Pope, Sr., of Warner Robins and eight grandchildren.

 [Note:  Willie S. Rasberry – Born 1888 – Died 1960 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Lucille Ivey Rasberry, wife of Willie S. Rasberry [April 12, 1896 – February 22, 1984] and their son, John Ivey Rasberry [Feb. 25, 1932 – Dec. 1, 1977]


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

BROCK    NELSON    ROBINSON

 Brock Nelson Robinson of Ideal, Ga. , age 25, died Friday, January 28, 1977 at his residence.  Funeral services were held Sunday, January 30, at the Ideal Methodist Church with burial in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY .  Rev. Jody Robertson, Rev. Clarence Keene and Rev. Billy Key conducted the services.

Pallbearers – not copied.

 Mr. Robinson, a life-long resident of Macon County , was a carpenter with Johnson Construction Co. He was a member of Ideal Methodist Church .

 He had attended Ga. Southwestern College and the University of Georgia and  had served in the U. S. Marine Corp.

 Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James B. Robinson of Ideal; two brothers, Scott Key and Todd Key, both of Royston; and two sisters, Mrs. Michael Childs of Royston and Mrs. Marcia Cannon of Atlanta.

 Watson – Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

 [Note: Brock Nelson Robinson – Born April 21, 1951 – Died January 28, 1977 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery ’ Beloved son of James & Catherine Robinson”]

 


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

 MRS.      RUTH    SIMMONS    HARDAGE    RODGERS

 Mrs. Ruth Simmons Hardage Rodgers of Oglethorpe died Friday, January 21, 1977 at a local nursing home following a long illness.  Mrs. Rodgers was 80 years of age and was a native of Macon County .  She was a member of Whitewater Baptist Church . 

Funeral services for Mrs. Rodgers were held Saturday, January 22, at Whitewater Baptist Church with burial in PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH   CEMETERY .  Officiating ministers were Rev. Donald Brett, Rev. Homer Fowler and Rev. Jody Robertson.  Pallbearers – not copied.

 Surviving Mrs. Rodgers are two sons, Jack E. Hardage of Ideal and Robert Hardage of Elko; a daughter, Mrs. Mary Averett of Perry; a step-daughter, Mrs. Robert Nelson of Oglethorpe; a step-son Carl Rodgers of Oglethorpe; three brothers, E. L. Simmons and Burns Simmons, both of Oglethorpe and Ben Simmons of Reynolds; five sisters, Mrs. Corinne Robertson of Montezuma, Mrs. Roy Childre of Titusville, Florida; Mrs. Bertha Windham of Reynolds, Mrs. Rosa Lee Eubanks of Thomaston and Mrs. Ola Mae Perry of Oglethorpe; six grandchildren, Mrs. Linda Goodman of Atlanta; Kenny Rodgers of Perry; Gene, Angie and John Hardage of Ideal and Mrs. Kathy Jacobson of Minnesota.

 Funeral arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

 [Note: Ruth R. Hardage – Born 1896 – Died 1977 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery ,   beside her 1st husband, C. Wolford Hardage [1892 – 1939] OBIT  [Her marker does not indicate a 2nd marriage]

 


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   January 28, 1976

 ROBERT   LEE   [Bob]   ROPER

 Robert  Lee [Bob] Roper of Montezuma passed away Wednesday, January 21, 1976 at the Americus-Sumter County Hospital after a brief illness.  He was 66 years of age.  Mr. Roper was a native of Bibb County but had lived in Montezuma since 1943.  He was a member of the Montezuma Methodist Church and a retired grocery store operator.

 His survivors include his wife, Mrs. Helen W. Roper of Montezuma; one son, James A. Roper of Atlanta ; three daughters, Mrs. F. L. Wilcox of Thomasville, Ga., Mrs. Morgan Vaughn of LaGrange, Ga., and Mrs. Fred A. Jackson of Belmont, N.C.; one brother, A. L. Roper of Arab, Al. He had seven grandchildren.

 Funeral services were held  January 22, at the Watson-Mathews Funeral Chapel and burial was in MIDWAY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY near Meigs , Ga.   Rev. Dick Reese officiated.

 Arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 5, 1967

ROBINSON - ADAMS - HOLLINGWORTH- ROBERTS - FOLLOWILL

MRS. ADAMS AUSTIN [Clara Adams] ROBINSON, DIED

Mrs. Clara Adams Robinson of Macon, died unexpectedly Monday in Macon Hospital. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 4, at the Watson-Mathews Funeral Chapel. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY. The Rev. Emory Gilbert officiated. Mrs. Robinson, a native of Montezuma, lived in Macon a number of years. She was the widow of Adam A. Robinson of Macon and was a member of the Vineville Methodist Church. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Clayton H. Hollingwworth, Jr. of Rome; one sister, Mrs. W. H. Roberts of Montezuma; two brothers, E. Council Adams of Columbus and Charles H. Adams of Hawkinsville; three nephews, George T. Adams of Atlanta, Charles Roberts and William T. Roberts of Montezuma; one niece, Mrs. B. S. Followill of Columbus, Ga. and five grandchildren. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge. [Note: Clara Adams Robinson - Born September 26, 1898 - Died October 2, 1967 is buried in Felton Cemetrery beside her husband, Adam Austin Robinson [March 17, 1889 - Sept. 22, 1950]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga. April 30, 1959

 FUNERAL SERVICES    FOR ELLIOTT  ROBINSON HELD AT CORINTH

 Elliott Robinson

 Last rites were held from Corinth Methodist Church near Oglethorpe Monday for Elliott Robinson, 77, retired Schley County farmer who died at his residence near Ellaville Sunday.  Burial followed at OAK GROVE CEMETERY in Americus .

  The Rev. Jake Lackey of Ellaville and the Rev. H. H. Sheppard of Oglethorpe, officiated.

  Mr. Robinson had been in ill health for several years.  He was the son of the late William and Mary Jane Pritchett Robinson.

  Survivors include the widow, Illa Johnson Robinson of Schley County ; one brother, R. C. Robinson of Ellaville and a sister, Mrs. Belle Turner of Sylvester.

  Pallbearers and honorary escort – not copied.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 9, 1964

AUGUSTUS CULLEN RICHARDSON

A. C. Richardson, Prominent Citizen Buried Saturday [Picture with obit]

A.C. Richardson, Sr. 72, prominent Montezuma businessman and administrator of the Federal Housing Authority here, died Friday morning in an Atlanta hospital after several weeks illness.

Born and reared in Montezuma, the son of the late Dr. C. H. Richardson and Alice Cullen Richardson, Mr. Richardson was educated in the Montezuma schools and Emory University.

Much more, Not Copied. Pallbearers and Honorary Escort Not copied.

Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Claude Davis Richardson of Montezuma; a daughter, Mrs. Exum Walker of Atlanta; a son, Dr. A. Cullen Richardson, Jr. and four grandsons, Cullen, III, Jim, Charles and Lee Richardson, all of Atlanta; and a brother, Dr. C. H. Richardson, Sr. of Macon.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the First Methodist Church here with Rev. C. C. Edmuindson, Dr. B. E. Donehoo and the Rev. C. G. Ward officiating with interment in FELTON CEMETERY.

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

Note: Augustus Cullen Richardson [August 29, 1891 - January 3, 1964] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Claude [David/Davis] Richardson [3-7-1890 - 10-14-1978]


 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 18, 1978

MRS. AUGUSTUS CULLEN [Claude Davis] RICHARDSON [Picture]

Mrs. Claude Davis Richardson of Montezuma, Georgia died Saturday, October 14, 1978 at an Atlanta Nursing Home. She was 88 years of age.
She was born in Friendship, Ga. in Sumter County and had lived in Montezuma for approximately 70 years.
Mrs. Claude, was a member of the First Baptist Church in Montezuma where she was church organist and a Sunday School teacher for many years. She was a music teacher and composer and she organized the Montezuma Music Lovers' Club in 1916 and served as its first president. She directed the first annual Christmas Carol service in Macon County and continued for many years thereafter.
Mrs. Claude was the daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. Britton W. Davis and she was married to the late Augustus Cullen Richardson.
Her survivors include a son, Dr. A. C. Richardson of Atlanta; a daughter, Mrs. Frances Walker of Hartfort, Conn.; a sister, Mrs. H. H. Perry of Albany, Georgia; three grandsons, Dr. A. C. Richardson, III of Dallas, Texas; Charles M. Richardson of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and Steven Lee Richardson of Atlanta; one great grand-daughter, Carolyn Richardson of Dallas, Texas.
Funeral services were held Monday, October 16, at 2 pm at the First Baptist Church in Montezuma with burial in FELTON CEMETERY. Rev. Ken Bush was the officiating minister.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

[Note: Claude David Richardson - Born - March 7, 1890 - Died - October 14, 1989 is buried in Felton Cemetery [Section C - Row 14-834] beside her husband, Augustus Cullen Richardson [Aug. 29, 1891 - January 3, 1964] Obit


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga. April 16, 1959

MRS. CULLEN H. RICHARDSON, FORMER RESIDENT, PASSES APRIL 9TH.

  Milledgeville , Ga. – Funeral services for Mrs. C. H. Richardson, 91, who died in a local [Milledgeville] hospital early Thursday morning following an extended illness were held at 3:30 pm Friday at the First Methodist Church .

  The Rev. Tom Wheeles and Dr. William McLeod officiated and interment was in MEMORY HILL CEMETERY .

  A NATIVE OF Baldwin County , Mrs. Richardson was the former Mary Susan  Barksdale.  She was a housemother at GSCW here for a number of years and also taught school at one time.

  Mrs. Richardson was the wife of the late Dr. C. H. Richardson of Montezuma.  She was a member of the First Methodist Church here.

  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. R. E. Cotton of Milledgeville; one grandson, Richard Earl Cotton, Jr. of Wilmington, Del.; three sisters, Mrs. M. S. Shivers of Eatonton and Mrs. Nan B. Miller and Mrs. M. S. Ware, both of Milledgeville; and two step-sons, Cullen Richardson of Montezuma and Dr. C. H. Richardson of Macon.



Mrs. John W. [Mary "Lettie" Shealy] Robinson Obituary
The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. December 24, 1915
MRS. ROBINSON DEAD - Mrs. John W. Robinson, Sr. departed this life December 16, 1915. She had reached the age of 67 years, 7 months and 4 days, the date of her birth being May 12, 1848. She was a daughter of John W. Shealy and Nancy Eliza [Whigham] Shealy of whose family but three children are now living.
The date of her marriage to John W. Robinson was December 24, 1868. [The Macon Co., Ga. Marriage Bk. B/245 = J. E. Robinson marries Mary Lillie Shealy on 12-26-1867] This union was blessed with eight children, four of which are dead, the living being: Mrs. H. J. Walden and J. W. Robinson, Jr., E. F. Robinson and A. B. Robinson. Besides these to mourn her death are quite a number of grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.
The funeral rites were conducted at the grave by her pastor, and her body laid to rest in the SHEALY CEMETERY amongst relatives, some of which have rested there for nearly three quarters of a century.
She was confirmed a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in 1859 and remained a consistent member until her death.
During the latter years of her life Aunt Lettie, as she was known, was in failing health and for the last few months was confined entirely to her room. More-Not copied.
[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave for Mrs. John W. [Mary L. Shealy] Robinson in "Cemeteries of Macon County"

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

ERNEST F. RODGERS FUNERAL NOTICE - Funeral services for Ernest F. Rodgers, 73, were held at 3 pm Tuesday, September 23, from the Pine Level Methodist Church with Rev. Laurence Russ, Rev. H. H. Sheppard, Rev. Homer Fowler, Rev. Carl Ayers, Rev. Lonnie Dunbar officiating. Burial was in the PINE LEVEL CHURCH CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were Johnny McElhenney, Ernie Rodgers, Warren Fox, Wayne Fox, Mark Burnhart, Leslie Womack and Paul Hawk. Serving as an honorary escort were Ray Womack, Dave Walker, Glenn Smith, J. W. Hammock, A. W. McCarthy, J. R. Johnson, Charles Slappey, Jimmy Burchfield and Dick Childs.
Mr. Rodgers died Saturday morning in an Americus Hospital following a brief illness. He was a member of the Pine Level Methodist Church and a farmer.
Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers had recently celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary on the 13th of September.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eva McGuirk Rodgers of Andersonville; two sons, Eugene Rodgers of Oglethorpe and J. E. Rodgers of Andersonville; two daughters, Mrs. Albert W. Fox of Niceville, Fla., and Mrs. Henry Burnhart of Okland, Va.; Ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma has charge.
[Note: Ernest F. Rodgers - Born January 20, 1896 - Died September 20, 1969 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside his wife, Eva M. Rodgers [April 19, 1895 - January 27, 1982]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 23, 1969

MISS FANNIE CLAIRE ROBINSON FUNERAL NOTICE - Funeral services for Miss Fannie Claire Robinson, of Montezuma, who died Saturday, October 18, after a very short illness, were held Sunday at the Montezuma Methodist Church with Rev. Emory Gilbert offriciating. Burial was in the FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma. Pallbearers - not copied.
Miss Robinson was the daughter of the late John H. Robinson, Sr. and Fannie Carmichael Robinson. She attended Wesleyan College where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority. She was a member of the Montezuma United Methodist church. At the time of her death she was representative in Macon County for Southern Granite and Marble Co. of Macon.
She is survived by one sister, Mrs. C. C. Maffett; thirteen nieces and nephews, twenty three great nieces and nephews and six great-great nieces and nephews.
[Note: Fannie Claire Robinson - Born June 9, 1891 - Died October 18, 1969 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Ernest M. Robinson [1893 - 1948] See his Obit.


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

ERNEST F. RODGERS FUNERAL NOTICE - Funeral services for Ernest F. Rodgers, 73, were held at 3 pm Tuesday, September 23, from the Pine Level Methodist Church with Rev. Laurence Russ, Rev. H. H. Sheppard, Rev. Homer Fowler, Rev. Carl Ayers, Rev. Lonnie Dunbar officiating. Burial was in the PINE LEVEL CHURCH CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were Johnny McElhenney, Ernie Rodgers, Warren Fox, Wayne Fox, Mark Burnhart, Leslie Womack and Paul Hawk. Serving as an honorary escort were Ray Womack, Dave Walker, Glenn Smith, J. W. Hammock, A. W. McCarthy, J. R. Johnson, Charles Slappey, Jimmy Burchfield and Dick Childs.
Mr. Rodgers died Saturday morning in an Americus Hospital following a brief illness. He was a member of the Pine Level Methodist Church and a farmer.
Mr. and Mrs. Rodgers had recently celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary on the 13th of September.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Eva McGuirk Rodgers of Andersonville; two sons, Eugene Rodgers of Oglethorpe and J. E. Rodgers of Andersonville; two daughters, Mrs. Albert W. Fox of Niceville, Fla., and Mrs. Henry Burnhart of Okland, Va.; Ten grandchildren and three great-grandchildren also survive.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma has charge.
[Note: Ernest F. Rodgers - Born January 20, 1896 - Died September 20, 1969 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside his wife, Eva M. Rodgers [April 19, 1895 - January 27, 1982]


The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. November 30, 1923

ADMINISTRATOR'S SALE - GEORGIA - MACON COUNTY - By virtue of an order of the Court of Ordinary Nov. Term 1923,thereof, will be sold at Courthouse door to highest bidder on 1st Tuesday in December 1923 the property of the Estate of J. H. Reynolds, late of said County, deceased for the purpose of paying debts & making proper distribution.
[Mentions: 3 acres, subject to a life estate held by W.W.Wilder and Miss Laura S. Wilder]
1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census shows James H. Reynolds 76 yrs,wid'r [probably of Georgia Wilder Reynolds] with Wm. W. Wilder 60 Brother-in law & Laura Wilder, Sister-in law in the household] No markers for any of the above found in "Cemeteries of Macon County" but remember, the Reynolds Family Cemetery is abandoned and very difficult to survey]


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Dec. 10, 1926
MRS. ANNA RYE
On the 26th of November, Mrs. Anna Rye departed this life for a better one with the God who gave it. She would have been 94 years if she had reach her next birthday, February 21. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church for 30 years or more.
She is survived by her only only sister, Mrs. Green Massey, with whom she has lived with continuously for 30 years and there was always that good pleasant disposition with her wherever she was found and never a word of discord or unpleasantness between her and her sister or brother-in-law, Mr. Massey in these 30 years.
The writer had the privilege of knowing her 24 years or more and can bear out the statements as to his knowledge of her. She was a dear good friend to all she was associated with. Although of a very quiet nature, she lived a good life and was always on the right side of same. And
she was ready for the summons when it came.

A Friend
[Note: There is an UNMARKED GRAVE next to Green
Massey in the Pine Level Cemetery, Probably is Mrs.
Anna Rye, Born 2-21-1832 Died November 1926]
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 3, 1967
REID - FRANKLIN - RICHMOND
JACK REID, 67 FUNERAL RITES HELD SATURDAY
Graveside services for Jack Reid, 67, of Montezuma, who died in an Atlanta hospital Wednesday night after a short illness, were held Saturday in the FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma. The Rev. C. G. Ward officiated. Mr. Reid, a native of Macon County, was a retired farmer and merchant. He was a member of the Montezuma Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Josephine Franklin Reid of Montezuma; a daughter, Mrs. Lea Richmond of Atlanta; a brother, M. M. Reid of Montezuma and two grandchildren, Lea Richmond , III and John Richmond of Atlanta. [Note: Jack Reid - Born April 6, 1900 - Died July 26, 1967 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Josephine Franklin Reid [12-6-1900 - 10-10-1989]
 


The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. 9-11-1925

DEATH OF MR. JOHN ROBINSON
Mr. John Robinson, one of the few remaining Confederate Veterans in this county, passed away at the home of his sons, Messrs. Ed and Alva Robinson on Monday afternoon, and interment took place at the Lutheran cemetery about six miles out on the Ellaville road, services being conducted by Mr. Paul McCollough.
He has been in bad health for some time and his death was not unexpected.
He leaves 3 sons, John Robinson, Jr., Ed Robinson and
Alva Robinson and one sister, Mrs. Walden.

According to the Bible Record of John F. Robinson:
John F. Robinson b.8-29-1798 d.5-22-1877
m. Eliza Warren Robinson b.8-30-1817 d. 6-21-1891

m. 11-13-1838 Their Children:
Sarah Catharine Robinson b.9-21-1839
Francis Elsbery Robinson b.12-15-1841 d.5-21-1864 CSA
Nancy Ann Elizabeth Robinson b.4-28-1844
JOHN ETHEL DRED ROBINSON b.9-10-1846 d.9-7-1925 and is the Obit posted as John Robinson CSA
Bray Ely Jackson Robinson b.8-1-1852 d.12-12-1853
Emily Francis Robinson b. 7-9-1855
Wm. Augustus Robinson b.6-15-1858

In the WILL of Eliza Robinson, wife of John F. Robinson
and mother of the above listed children, she mentions in her WILL dated November 20, 1883 the following children:
Daughter: Fannie E. Robinson
Son: William A. Robinson
Son: John E. Robinson
Daughter: Bettie Cook, wife of Emanuel Cook
Daughter: Catherine Edge, wife of Null (?) Edge

In the John Robinson CSA Obit. It is John EthedDred Robinson and it is his Daughter, Sarah Eliza (Robinson) Walden, rather than a sister, Mrs. Walden.

Children of John EthelDred Robinson CSA
Sarah Eliza Robinson b.10-29-1868
John W.J.Robinson b.5-27-1870
Edgar Elsbery Robinson b.4-26-1872
Bettie Nettie Cordelia Robinson b.2-22-1878 m. Emanuel

Cook
Joseph Newton Robinson b.11-23-1880 d. 6-29-1891
Alva Bray Robinson b. 9-26-1883


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 6, 1969

RAPER-MIDDLEBROOKS-BARFIELD-KING-DRIVER.

HARVEY L. RAPER, 59 OBITUARY Funeral services were held Monday at the Cedar Valley Baptist Church near Montezuma for Harvey L. Raper, 59, who died Saturday. Officiating was the Rev. C. P. Russell and the Rev. Rufus Holland. Burial was in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery in Montezuma. A lifelong resident of Macon County, Mr. Raper had been a truck driver for Southern Frozen Foods for the past 14 years. He was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Nora Verlie Middlebrooks Raper of Montezuma, two sons, Harvey E. Raper of Montezuma and William Raper of Augusta; three daughters, Mrs. Grover [Gladys Raper] Barfield and Mrs. A. B. King, Jr. of Montezuma, and Mrs. Bill Driver of Americus and 19 grandchildren. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge. [Note: Harvey L. Raper - Born May 16, 1909 - Died February 1, 1969 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cem. beside his wife, Nora Verlie Middlebrooks Raper [8-22-1910 - 1-6-1987]

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 13, 1967
REYNOLDS - WEBB - RUPP - SNEAD
JAMES L. REYNOLDS, 52, FUNERAL SUNDAY
James L. Reynolds of Oglethorpe died July 7, 1967 at Riverside Hospital. Mr. Reynolds, who was 52 years of age, was born in Columbus, Georgia, moving to Oglethorpe 47 years ago. He was a farmer and partner in Reynolds Brothers Farms. Funeral services were held Sunday at the Watson-Mathews Funeral Chapel with the Rev. F. M. York and Rev. Carl Ayers officiating. Interment was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pallbearers: Linton DeVaughn, Hixon Guest,Jr., Lewis Kitchens, EdCoogle, Sidney Smith, Calvin Priehs, Clyde Smith and Jule Webb, Jr. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Hazel Webb Reynolds; one son, Charles Allen Reynolds of Atlanta, three daughters, Mrs. Ron Rupp of Phoenix, Az. Evelyn Reynolds of Atlanta and Sue Reynolds of Oglethorpe; one brother W.Burnette Reynolds of Oglethorpe; two grandchildren, Rachel and Raynelle Snead of Phoenix, Ariz. [Note: James L. Reynolds - Born July 19, 1914 - Died July 7, 1967 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Hazel W. Reynolds [12-27-1909 - 5-22-1974]

 


RABURN - TAYLOR - RAY - JONES - SMITH - MATSON

MRS. FLOYD L. [Myrtle Taylor] RABURN Died May 30, 1991
Ideal - Myrtle Taylor Raburn, 94, of Route 1 died Thursday at her residence. A lifelong resident of Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie L. and Beulah Ray Taylor. She was a homemaker and was the oldest member of LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH. Survivors: Children, Alvin Raburn of Jacksonville, Fla., Nita R. Jones of Reynolds and Elene Smith of Ideal; sister, Marie Matson of Tallahassee, Fla., seven grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. Services: 3 pm today in Little Bethel Baptist Church, Ideal. Burial: the church cemetery. The Revs. B. Ray Smith and Phillip Streetman will officiate. Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma is in charge. [Note: Myrtle T. Raburn - Born February 23, 1897 - Died May 30, 1991 is buried in Little Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery beside her husband, Floyd L. Raburn [December 12, 1893 - May 29, 1963]


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

RABURN - HARRIS - TAUNTON May 6, 1991

HOWARD or HOWELL LEE RABURN, 81 Died May 6, 1991
Howard Lee Raburn, 81, of Butler, died May 6, 1991 at his residence. Services were Tuesday at 2 pm at LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH near Ideal. Burial was in the church cemetery. He was a native of Taylor County and a retired carpenter and farmer. He is survived by his wife, Jennie, of Butler; two sons, Carl Raburn and Carroll Raburn of Oglethorpe; daughter, Juliette Harris of Butler; two sisters, Edna Grace Taunton of Butler and Annie Taunton of Miami; 13 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge. [Note: Howell-Howard Lee Raburn - Born April 14, 1910 - Died May 6, 1991 is buried in Little Bethel Baptist Cemetery beside his wife, Jennie L. Raburn [Dec. 24, 1916 - No death date as of 1993]


 

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

RABURN - JINKS - PARRISH - FOWLER - JONES - SMITH

MISS EVA MYRTLE RABURN, 88 Died March 25, 1992
Miss Eva Myrtle Raburn, 88, of Ideal, died March 25, 1992 in the Ideal Intermediate Care Home. Services were held Friday at 3 pm in LITTLE BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH with Rev. Sidney Jones and Rev. Gene Ross officiating. Burial was in the church Cemetery. She was a lifetime resident of Macon County and member of Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church. She is survived by nieces and nephews, Clarice Jinks, Doris Parrish, Harold Fowler, Nita Jones, Elene Smith, Alvin Raburn, E. C. Raburn, Jr. Phillip Streetman and Roger Ann Jones. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge. [Note: Eva Myrtle Raburn - Born December 7, 1903 - Died March 25, 1992 is buried in Little Bethel Baptist Cemetery beside 3 adult unmarked graves.][Note: According to the 1920 Macon Co., Ga. census, Eva Myrtle Raburn was a daughter of William Quincy Raburn [1857 - 1937] OBIT and his wife, Ada L. [Ray] Raburn [1878-1962] Both buried in Little Bethel Cem. next to Eva Myrtle.]


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


RABURN - CHAPMAN - GUERRY - HORTMAN - TATHUM - TOOLE


MRS. E. C. [Frances Julia Chapman] RABURN, JR. . 70. Died 4-12-1992
Ideal - Frances Julia Chapman Raburn, 70, died Sunday in a local hospital. Born in Crawford County, she lived in Macon County for the past 42 years and was the daughter of the late James R. Chapman and Jennie Guerry Chapman. She was a homemaker and a member of LITTLE BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH. Survivors: husband, E. C. Raburn, Jr. of Ideal; stepdaughter, Margie Hortmann of Reynolds; brother and sisters, James Chapman of Middleburg, Fla., Louise Tathum of Jacksonville, Fla., and Vyrlen Toole of Macon, two step-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren. Services: 3 pm today in Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church. Entombment: Family Mausoleum in the Church Cemetery. The Rev. Sidney Jones will officiate. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma is in charge. [Note: Frances C. Raburn - Born April 16, 1921 - Died April 12, 1992 is entombed in the Raburn Mausoleum in the Little Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with her husband, E. C. Raburn, Jr. Born July 6, 1924 - No death date]

 


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

RUMPH - REESE

MRS. SAMUEL HENRY [Pearlie Reese] RUMPH - OBITUARY

Graveside services for Mrs. Samuel Henry Rumph of Atlanta were held Thursday, November 21, 1968 in Marshallville City Cemetery. Mrs. Rumph died Tuesday in an Atlanta hospital. The former Miss Pearlie Reese, Mrs. Rumph was a native of Marshallville and a member of the Marshallville Methodist Church. [Note: Pearlie W. Reese, wife of S. H. Rumph, Sr. - Born December 28, 1872 - Died November 19, 1968 is buried in the Reese Family Lot in the Marshallville Cem. ]


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

LEWIS JACKSON RAPER, SR.

Lewis Jackson Raper, 77, died at his residence Wednesday. Services were held at 3 pm Thursday in Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Burial was in the SNOW METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY near Unadilla with Rev. C. G. Ward officiating. Pallbearers were James Lashley, Sham Raper, Frank Raper, Ralph Raper, Andrew Adams and Edgar Adams.
Mr. Raper was a retired farmer. He had lived in Montezuma since 1918. He was a member of the Cedar Valley Baptist Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Mildred Ellison of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Janie Culpepper of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Junior Frost of Bainbridge; three sons, Lewis Raper, Jr. of Oglethorpe, Paul Raper and Marvin Raper, both of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Miss Mattie Raper of Montezuma and Mrs. Connie Adams of Cordele.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Moantezuma had charge of arrangements.


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

RICE INFANT

Graveside services were held at 10 am at OAK GROVE CEMETERY in Fort Valley, Georgia, Sunday, January 26, 1975 for the infant daughter of Mr. anfd Mrs. Bruce Rice. Mrs. Rice is the former Susan Webb Irby of Montezuma. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Irby, Sr. of Montezuma and the paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Rice of toccoa, Georgia.
Mr. and Mrs. Rice reside at 3131 Mettinghouse Road, Apartment H-2, Boothwyn, Pa, 19061.

[Note: I am NOT familiar with OAK GROVE CEMETERY in Fort Valley. If it is a mis-print and was intended to be OAKLAWN CEMETERY, I do NOT find a Marked grave there for this infant.

[Note: I just talked with the maternal grandmother, Norma Jo Pearson Irby Hodges who is visiting Montezuma from her home in Montrose and she says the infant is buried in OAKLAWN CEMETERY in Fort Valley.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 7, 1975

DENNIS MONROE RIDDLE

Dennis Monroe Riddle, 69, died Tuesday in an Atlanta hospital after a short illness. Services were held at 3 pm Wednesday, April 30th, in the Oglethorpe United Methodist Church. Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY with the Rev. Jody Robertson officiating.
Mr. Riddle was born in Goodwater, Ala, and had lived in Oglethorpe all his adult life. He was a retired businessman, a former Macon County Commissioner and a member of the Oglethorpe United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Christine Murray Riddle of Oglethorpe; a son, Dennis Raymond Riddle of Atlanta; a sister, Mrs. John F. Williams of Oglethorpe; two grandchildren, Leigh and Ray Riddle of Atlanta and two nieces, Mrs. M. L. Shealy, Jr. of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Jimmy Maffett of Montezuma.
Pallbearers & Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: Dennis Monroe Riddle - Born April 15, 1906 - Died April 29, 1975 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery.
 


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

 MRS.  WILLIAM    MONROE     [Nellie   Suber]       ROUSE

 Funeral services were held at Andersonville Monday afternoon for Mrs. Nellie Suber Rouse, 84, of Andersonville , who died Sunday at the Americus and Sumter County Hospital .

 The Rev. B. W. Taylor, pastor of the Andersonville Methodist Church of which Mrs. Rouse was a member, conducted rites at the church.    Burial was in the ANDERSONVILLE CHURCH CEMETERY located  by the Log Church .

 Mrs. Rouse, a lifelong resident of Andersonville, was the widow of William Monroe Rouse.

 Survivors inclue a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Ansley of Alma; two sons, Alex Rouse of Andersonville and Hoyt Brown of Atlanta; a sister, Mrs. Willie Harden of Savannah; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 [Note:  Nellie Rouse [b. ca. 1876 – d. 11-20-1960 ] is buried in Andersonville Cemetery , located by the  Log Church in downtown Andersonville .  Her marker has NO DATES and she is buried beside William M. Route [NO DATES] and Lucy H. Rouse [NO DATES]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. May 30, 1963

 FLOYD LEVOR RABURN

 Floyd Levor Raburn, 69, prominent Ideal farmer and businessman, died suddenly early Wednesday morning, at a local hospital. He apparently suffered a heart attack.

 A lifelong resident of Macon County, Mr. Raburn had owned and operated a cotton gin and warehouse in Ideal for over 30 years in partnership with his brother, Clyde Raburn. He also had extensive farming interests in the county.

 Mr. Raburn was the son of the late William Quincy and Ada Ray Raburn. He was a member of the LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH near Ideal, a Mason and a veteran of World War I. Burial in the CHURCH CEMETERY.

 Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Taylor Raburn of Ideal; one son, Alvin Raburn of Jacksonville, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Wheeler Smith of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Willard smith of Ridgeland, Miss., one brother, Clyde Raburn of Ideal; three sisters, Mrs. R. G. Streetman, Mrs. A. L. Fowler and Miss Eva Raburn, all of Ideal; seven grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

 [Note: Floyd L. Raburn – Born December 12, 1893 – Died May 29, 1963 is buried in Little Bethel Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery beside his wife, Myrtle T. Raburn [Feb. 23, 1897 – May 30, 1991] See her Obit.


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

 TOMMIE TOMMY RAGIN

 SIX DIE IN MACON COUNTY’S WORST ACCIDENT

 Six persons were killed and three others hospitalized with serious injuries as a result of the worst traffic accident in the history of Macon County.

 Killed in the head-on collision Monday afternoon four miles south of Oglethorpe on Hwy. 49 were Mrs. And Mrs. G. W. McGahee of Montezuma; Tommy Ragin, 19, of Montezuma; Charles Miller Everett, Jr., 21 of Macon and Clarence Gordon Miller, 18, of Butler. The sixth victim, the McGahee’s little four year old daughter, Helen, died late Tuesday afternoon in a Montezuma Hospital approximately 24 hours after the accident. More in the article – not copied.

 Funeral services for Mr. and Mrs. McGahee and Helen McGahee will be held Thursday at the Jackson Heights Baptist Church in Tampa, Fla. with interment in the GARDEN OF MEMORIES in Tampa.

 YOUNG TOMMY RAGIN, who attended Macon County High School, had recently completed a course in body and fender repair at South Georgia Trade and Vocational School in Americus. He was employed in Claxton. He was a member of the Montezuma Methodist Church.

 Surviving him are his mother, Mrs. Opal Barksdale Ragin of Montezuma; two brothers, David Ragin of Decatur and Bobby Ragin of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Mathews and Miss Martha Ann Ragin, both of Montezuma.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Tommie Ragin – Born June 18, 1943 – Died May 6, 1963 “Hoss” is buried in Felton Cemetery in Montezuma beside David C. Ragin – “Little Daddy” [November 25, 1907 – December 4, 1960] See his Obit]

 


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   January 29, 1970

 

MARION        MC  KENZIE       REID

 Graveside services for Marion McKenzie Reid, 73, were held Sunday at the FELTON CEMETERY .

 The Rev. C. G. Ward and the Rev. Kenneth Bush will officiate.

 Mr. Reid was a lifelong resident of Montezuma and a member of the Baptist Denomination.  He was a clothing merchant and a veteran of World War I.

 He died Friday night in a local hospital after a long illness.

 Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mrs. Jack Reid of Montezuma; a niece, Mrs. Lee Richmond of Atlanta .

 

[Note: Marion McKenzie Reid – Born May 3, 1896 – Died January 23, 1970 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside J. E. Reid – [Dec. 18, 1867 – Jan. 17, 1924] OBIT


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 7, 1972

MRS. WILLIAM HARVARD [Florence Adams] ROBERTS

Mrs. Florence Adams Roberts of Montezuma died Wednesday evening, November 29, 1972, in the Americus Sumter County Hospital after a brief illness. She was a native of Americus but had lived in Montezuma for forty seven years. she was a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church.
Funeral services for Mrs. Roberts were held Friday, December 1, at 11 AM at the United Methodist Church with Rev. R. O. Edenfield and Rev. C. G. Ward officiating. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Survivors include two sons, Judge William T. Roberts and Charles H. Roberts of Montezuma and a brother, Charles A. Adams of Hawkinsville; three granddaughters, Mrs. Dan Parker, Connie and Angie Roberts of Montezuma.
Arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

[Note: Florence Adams Roberts - Born May 22, 1893 - Died November 29, 1972 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, William Harvard Roberts [Oct. 15, 1890 - Aug. 5. 1947] See his Obit


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

 MRS.   EUGENE      FELDER    [Beatrice   Hamilton ]    RODGERS

 Oglethorpe – Beatrice Hamilton Rodgers, 74, of 109 Reynolds Lane died Thursday at her residence.  Born in Nova Scotia , she lived in Macon County for the past 46 years and was the widow of Eugene Felder Rodgers.  She was a retired machine operator for Genesco Inc. in Montezuma and was a member of PINE LEVEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH . 

 Survivors: Sisters and brothers, Jean H. Hamilton of Exeter, Ontario Canada; Elsie Goulden, Mae Hamilton and Cecil Hamilton, all of Shelburne, Nova Scotia; Marjorie Cook and Alfred Hamilton, both of Woodstock Ontario Canada, Lillian Snow of Barrington Passage, Nova Scotia, Dorothy Carr of Los Angeles and Hazel Grinnell of Duran, Mich.; and a grandchild.

 Services Saturday in PINE LEVEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY near Oglethorpe.  Burial in CHURCH CEMETERY .  The Rev. Jimmy Sharp will officiate.

 Watson Hunt Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements. {?}  

[Note: Beatrice H. Rodgers – Born April 30, 1920 – Died June 27, 1991 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside her husband, Eugene F. Rodgers [May 18, 1921 – April 4, 1974] See his Obit.


From:  Guelda Hay’s Macon Co., Ga. Obit Collection       July 1989

 

JOHN      EDWARD      RODGERS

 Andersonville -  John Edward Rodgers, 64, of P. O. Box 84 died Tuesday in an Albany Hospital .

 Services will be held today in PINE LEVEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH near Oglethorpe.  Burial will be in THE CHURCH CEMETERY .  The Revs. Jimmy Sharp and Homer Fowler will officiate.

 A native of Macon County , Mr. Rodgers lived in Andersonville for the pat 30 years.  He was a farmer and a member of Pine Level United Methodist Church .  He was a World War II Army veteran.

 Survivors include his wife, Kathleen Womack Rodgers of Andersonville ; a son, Earnest Rodgers of Oglethorpe; two sisters, Lucy R. Fox of Niceville , Fla. , and Nell R. Bernhards of Oakton , Va. And four grandchildren.

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

 [Note: John Edward Rodgers – Sgt. U.S.Army WW II – Born December 5, 1924 – Died July 25, 1989 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside his wife, Kathleen Womack Rodgers [Sept 10, 1925 – No death date in 1993 ]


From: Guelda Hay’s Macon Co., Ga. Obit Collection      December 1995

 MRS.     WILBUR    G.    [Eva    Fowler]    RODGERS

 Oglethorpe – Eva Fowler Rodgers, 70, died Saturday in a local hospital after a brief illness.  Services will be held today in White Water Baptist Church near Oglethorpe.  Burial will be in PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY .  The Revs. Gene Wilson, Donald Brett and Kenneth Kicklighter will officiate.

 Mrs. Rodgers, a lifelong resident of Macon County, was a homemaker.  She was a member of White Water Baptist Church .

 Survivors include her husband, Wilbur G. Rodgers of Oglethorpe; three sons, Wade Rodgers of Smyrna, Benny Rodgers of Sylvester and Tim Rodgers of Oglethorpe; a daughter, Joyce Wynn of Duluth; two brothers, Rev. Homer Fowler of Andersonville and T. E. Fowler of Columbus; three sisters, Vera Brooks of Ideal, Bessie Gresham of Byromville and Elda Hines of Leslie; four grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

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


From Guelda Hay’s Macon Co., Ga. Obit Collection   August 1989

 MRS.    MARIAN   [Brooks]     RABURN

 Ideal – Marian Brooks Raburn, 65, of Highway 90 North died Wednesday in a Sandusky , Ohio hospital.

 Services will be held today in Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma.  Burial will be in IDEAL CITY CEMETERY .  The Rev. Clarence Keene and Sidney Clay will officiate.

 A native of Macon County , Mrs. Raburn lived in Sandusky for 36 years, returning to Ideal four years ago.  She was retired inspector for the General Motors Co., in Sandusky .

 Survivors include three sisters, Helen James of Butler , Polly English of Ideal and Frenchie Collier of Albany ; and a brother, Robert G. Brooks of Clyde, Ohio .

 [Note: Marian B. Raburn – Born May 7, 1924 – Died August 1989 “Bill” is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside Thomas C. Brooks [1874 – 1957] & Eva B. Brooks [1901 – 1970]

OBITS   for  April  2003


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   December 18, 1947

 JAMES   CLARK    ROBINSON

 James C. Robinson, Aged Schley County Farmer, Dies Monday.

Ellaville, Ga. Dec. 17, Funeral services were held at the Ellaville Baptist church Tuesday for James [Jim] Carlton Robinson, 84 year old retired farmer, who died at his home one mile east of Ellaville Monday night.  Mr. Robinson had been ill for some time.

  The Rev. E. M. Palmer conducted the funeral services. Pallbearers – Not copied.

  Mr. Robinson was a member of the Baptist Church. He is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. C. C. Neal of Ellaville; a son, Clark Robinson of Ellaville; a step-son, A. B. Jordan of California; two sisters, Mrs. F. P. Lee of Savannah and Mrs. George Turner of Cordele; and four brothers, Gus Robinson of Oglethorpe and Carlton, Joe and Elliott Robinson, all of Schley

Note: The Obit lists his name as being James CARLTON Robinson and that he is survived by a brother CARLTON.  I checked the Schley Co., History and his name is JAMES CLARK ROBINSON [b. 1864 – D. 1947] m. 12-31-1882 to Josephine [Josie] Robinson. They are both buried in City of Ellaville Cemetery.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 24, 1983

MRS. GEORGE WASHINGTON [Katie Massey] RAY, SR.

Mrs. Katie M. Ray, 90, of Macon, died Wednesday, August 17, 1983.
  Services were held last Friday in PROSPERITY PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH in Rupert, Ga. Burial was in the Church Cemetery.  Elder Kermit Nobles and Elder J. W. Hartley officiated.
  Mrs. Ray, a native of Taylor County, had been a resident of Macon for 28 years, coming here from Ideal.  She was a member of Prosperity Primitive Baptist Church in Rupert.
  Survivors include 3 sons: Alton Ray of Marshallville, Tyson Ray of Ideal and Billy Ray of Tampa, Fla.; 6 daughters; Mrs. Iris Wilkes of Macon, Mrs. Wynelle Ray of Macon, Mrs. Ruby Layfield of Ideal, Mrs. Blondell Layfield of Butler, Mrs. Margaret Collier of Ft. Valley and Mrs. Martha Ellen Perdue of Warm Springs, 26 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren; one sister; Mrs. Ida Cook of Griffin; 3 brothers; Robert Massey, Thomas Massey of Rupert; Lester Massey of Stone Mountain, several nieces and nephews.
  Hart's Mortuary had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Katie Massey Ray [January 16, 1893 - August 17, 1983] is buried in Prosperity Cemetery, 2 mi. S. State Hwy 127 in Taylor Co., Ga. beside her husband, George W. Ray, Sr. [Jan. 6, 1883 - May 26, 1942] & George W. Ray, Jr. [2-25-1921 - 9-9-1939]
 


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

 MRS. W. C. [ Eva Hawkins ] REYNOLDS

 Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home for Mrs. Eva Hawkins Reynolds, 66 of Oglethorpe, who died early Monday morning at the Oaks Nursing Home at Marshallville.

 She was a lifelong resident of Macon County, a member of County Line Baptist Church, and the widow of the late W. C. Reynolds.

 The Rev. Carl Ayers and the Rev. F. M. York officiated at the services and interment was in the MOUNT VERNON CEMETERY just over in Schley Co., Ga.

But listed in the Macon Co., Cemeteries Book.

 Pallbearers – Not copied.

 Surviving are: two sons, J. L. Reynolds and W. Burnette Reynolds, both of Oglethorpe; three sisters, Mrs. T. C. Grimes of Columbus, Mrs. Walter Helms of Thomaston, and Mrs. W. L. Edwards of Ellaville; four grandchildren, Allen Reynolds of Atlanta; Mrs. Frances Sneed of Phoenix, Ariz., Miss Evelyn Reynolds of Washington, D.C. and Miss Gloria Reynolds of Oglethorpe; two great-grandchildren and a number of Nieces and Nephews.

 [Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in “Cemeteries of Macon County” for Mrs. Eva Hawkins Reynolds nor for her husnband, W. C. Reynolds.

 [Note: In 1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census they lived on the Grangerville & Cordele Bridge Rd. in the 757th Dist.

REYNOLDS, William C. 30 m/w m’d rents ggg

Eva [Hawkins] wife 22 f/w m’d ggg

Lewis son 5 m/w s ggg

Willie B. son 2 = m/w s ggg [11-19-1917 – 8/10-1989] O’thorpe Cem

 


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

 

MARY CELESTE ROBINSON

 

Miss Celeste Robinson, 62, was fatally burned Saturday morning in a fire at her home on the Wilburn Road, west of Oglethorpe.

 

According to her brother, Henry J. Robinson, who lives nearby, Miss Robinson accidentally ignited her clothing, and in her attempts to extinguish the flames, caught the furnishings and draperies on fire also. The home and all personal belongings were completely destroyed.

 

The victim’s mother, Mrs. J. W. Robinson, suffered second degree burns and a back injury and is hospitalized in Montezuma.

 

Funeral services for Miss Robinson were held Sunday in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Lloyd H. Seiler officiated and burial was in the MT. ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH CEMETERY.

 

Miss Robinson was a native of Macon County and had lived here all of her life. She was a member of the Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church.

 

Survivors other than her Mother, are one brother, Henry J. Robinson of Oglethorpe and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

[Note: Mary Celeste Robinson – Born March 16, 1902 – Died December 21, 1963 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside her parents, John William Robinson [May 27, 1870 – Nov. 11, 1943] & Addie Ellis Robinson [Sept. 23, 1882 – June 13, 1965]


 

 

Macon County Citizen - Montezuma Georgian - March 24, 1932

MARIE   ROBINSON

Death Claims Miss Marie Robinson.
Oglethorpe, Ga. March 24, - The Grim Reaper, Death, mowed down a tender plant when Miss Marie Robinson, 18, of Thomaston, Ga. answered the summons Friday afternoon at 5'o'clock. She had been sick several days with pneumonia, but her condition was not considered serious until a short time before her death.
  Miss Robinson had lived in Macon County until a short time ago she moved to Thomaston. She is a granddaughter of Mr. A. E. Robinson, who lived near Oglethorpe. Our sympathy goes out to him in this sad bereavement.
  The fact, that she was to have been married Easter sunday to Mr. Jim McDaniel of Thomaston, made her passing doubly sad. Funeral services were held in Thomaston Saturday. Interment was at MT. ZION LUTHERAN CEMETERY near here. Rev. Mr. English of Thomaston , officiating.
  Besides her grandfather, she leaves one sister, Miss Catherine Robinson of Plant City, Fla. and many other relatives and friends to mourn her loss.

[Note: Lois Marie Polk [Per Cemeteries of Macon County"][ August 23, 1913 - March 23, 1932] is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside James Dennis McDaniel [May 26, 1908 - July 19, 1933] & on the other side by Augustus E. Robinson [3-23-1866 - 4-22-1953] Obit
 


The Butler Herald

Butler, Ga., Tuesday, April 18, 1911

In Memoriam

Mrs. Susie Robinson Askew was born in Macon county, Sept. 27, 1845. From the time of her marriage to Mr. J. M. Askew in 1869, until her death October 8, 1910, she was a resident of this county for forty two years; she faithfully served her Master as a member of the Missionary Baptist church at Bluff Springs, Chattahoochee county. She not only professed religion. but her daily life was a beautiful example of the true Christian. Even in the darkest hours of her affliction her faith never wavered. Appendicitis was the cause of her death. A few weeks after the first attack, she seemed greatly improved, and hopes were entertained for her recovery, but a second attack October 6th found her too weak to stand it, and death followed two days later. She always gave good advice to her children. Even on her death bed, she seemed to have some special message for them, but they could not understand her.

Her neighborliness and kindly sympathy are greatly missed in her community. The vacancy that will always be in the home, only the aged husband and heartbroken daughters can understand.        F.

Submitted by Margie Daniels


 

Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 2, 1964

MRS. GEORGIA [Childree]  MC INVALE  ROBERSON

Funeral Services Held Thursday For Mrs. Roberson
Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Roberson were held Thursday afternoon at LITTLE BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.
  Mrs. Roberson passed away Tuesday, March 24, in an Albany hospital.
  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Gerda Hay of Alaska, Mrs. Otis Hardison of Albany and Mrs. Norman McInvale of Thomaston, seven grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.

[Note: Georgia C. [Childree] McInvale [January 12, 1880 - March 24, 1964] is buried in Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery beside her former husband, John W. McInvale [June 8, 1869 - August 5, 1923]
 


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 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. May 27, 1943

 MRS.  BERRY  L.  [Ida Massey]   RABURN

 Mrs. Ida M. Raburn Died Monday After Brief Illness

  Mrs. Ida Massey Raburn, native of Macon County, died Monday morning at her home bear Butler, following a heart attack.  She had been ill only a short time. Mrs. Raburn, who was born in Macon County on June 1, 1880, was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Green Massey.  Upon her marriage to Berry L. Raburn, thirty years ago, she moved to Taylor County, and made her home in that county since that time.  She was a member of Little Bethel Free Will Baptist Church near Ideal, was a devoted mother and leaves a large number of devoted relatives and friends.

  Funeral services were held at Little Bethel Church Tuesday with Elders W. R. Lawhorn, W. J. Childree, and Fred Johnson in charge of the services.  Interment was in THE LITTLE BETHEL CEMETERY.

  Pallbearers were her nephews, Lester, Thomas and Wesley Massey, Floyd, Clyde and E. C. Raburn, Jr.

  In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Howell Lee Raburn of Macon County, three daughters, Mrs. O. A. Taunton and Mrs. Jerome Fowler of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Arnold Taunton of near Butler.  She also has two brothers, Howard Massey and Jim Massey of Wilcox County, and three sisters, Mrs. Susie Raburn of Montezuma, Mrs. Ada Jackson of Marshallville and Mrs. Lula Bryant of Moultrie.  Funeral arrangements were handled by Edwards Brothers of Butler.

[Note: Ida Massey Raburn [6-1-1880 – 5-17-1943] is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery beside her husband, Berry Lester Raburn [3-16-1871 – 3-5-1960] Obit.


OBITS   for   APRIL   2003

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. June 18, 1980     

 CULLEN   VAN   BUREN   RIDDLE

 Graveside services were held for Mr. C. V. Riddle, age 86, in the BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY on Thursday, June 12, 1980.  Mr. Riddle died on Wednesday, June 11th at the Riverside Hospital in Montezuma, Ga. The ministers officiating were Rev. Jack Neill and Rev. C. G. Ward.  Mr. Riddle was a native of Tallapoosa, Alabama and had resided in Montezuma since 1921.  He was a retired farmer and a retired Veteran of World War I and was a member of Travelers Rest Lodge 65.  Mr. Riddle was a Baptist.

  Survivors of Mr. Riddle include his wife, Mrs. Alvie Voss Riddle of Montezuma, two daughters, Mrs. L. B. Olive of Macon, Ga. and Mrs. John S. Strow of Annadelle, Va.; and two sons, Cullen V. Riddle, Jr. and Walter Jerry Riddle, both of Montezuma and seven grandchildren.

 

[Note: Cullen Van Buren Riddle [7-4-1893 – 6-11-1980] Pfc.U.S.Army WWI – is buried in Bertha Dozier Cem. beside  John Sardyne Stowe, II [1946-1981] and Cullen Van Buren Stowe [10-27-1949 – 10-27-1949]Obit.

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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  May 1, 1947

 MRS. LEON [Willie Nelva Harrison] RODGERS

   Final rites were held this afternoon [Thursday] from the PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH for Mrs. Willie Nelva Rodgers, 51, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Nelson, yesterday evening at 7 o’clock.  Mrs. Rodgers had been in failing health for several months, but became confined to her bed only a few weeks ago.

  Born in Pike County on Marsh 20, 1896, the daughter of the late John Thomas and Emma Kimpton Harrison, Mrs. Rodgers had made her home in the White Water Community for many years and was an active member of the White Water Baptist Church and of its W.M.S. Her husband, J. L. Rodgers survives her.

  Other survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Nelson of Ideal; one son, Carl Rodgers of Reynolds; four sisters, Mrs. D. C. Dickens of Omega, Mrs. Leonard Lindsey of Lenox, Mrs. Jeff McCrary of Woodbury, Mrs. L. A. Atkinson of Charleston, S.C.; two brothers, Owen Harrison of Omega and Cleve Harrison of Irvinville and four grandchildren.

 The Rev. Carl Ayers officiated at the services, assisted by the Rev. Sam. T. Mayo and interment was in the PINE LEVEL CEMETERY. Nephews of Mrs. Rodgers served as pallbearers.  The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Willie N. Rodgers [3-20-1896 – 4-30-1947] is buried in Pine Level Cem. beside her husband, J. Leon Rodgers [1-30-1892 – 2-4-1966] Obit

 

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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  February 11, 1943

 

MRS.  JOHN  VAN  [Julia Mae Adams]  RAPER

Mrs. Julia M. Raper Buried Wednesday At Cedar Valley

  Mrs. Julia M. Raper, 47, who had lived in Dooly County for 12 years, died Monday evening at her home after a month’s illness.  Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH with the Rev. Homer Fowler officiating.

  The deceased was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bill Adams of Barton County.  Her husband, who survives is J. V. Raper, and there are three daughters, Ruby Raper, Julia Mae Raper and Mrs. Myrtle Allen; and two sons, Alonzo Raper of Mississippi and J. V. Raper, Jr. of the U. S. Army,  Sisters of the deceased are Mrs. Lula Camp and Miss Nora Adams.

[Note: Julia Mae Raper [3-11-1898 – 2-8-1943] is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside her husband, John Va. Raper [Nov. 20, 1889 – Nov. 25, 1967] Obit.


OBITS     FOR     JUNE     2003

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. October 23, 1958

MRS.  JOHN   EMMETT [Mary Alice Larkin ]     ROBINSON

Mrs. Mary Robinson Buried At Ellaville.

  Funeral services for Mrs. Mary A. Robinson, 72, of Ellaville, were conducted Saturday morning at Corinth Methodist Church with the Rev. H. H. Sheppard, pastor, and the Rev. Henry Thomas officiating.  Interment followed  in the ELLAVILLE  CEMETERY.

  A former resident of Macon County, Mrs. Robinson was residing with her daughter, Mrs. Roy Johnson, at the time of her death.

[Note: Mrs. Mary A. Robinson would have been born about 1886 if she is 72 at her death in 1958]

[Note: In the Schley Co., History pg. 545: Ellaville Cem.

Mrs. J. E. Robinson – Born 6-15-1884 – Died 10-16-1958

J. E. Robinson – Born 1885 – Died 1957

 [Note: Also in Schley Co. History – Pg. 347

John Emmett Robinson b. 2-14-1880 d.11-17-1957

Married on January 23, 1910 to:

Mary Alice Larkin born June 15, 1884 – Died Oct. 16, 1958]


Uncle Billie" Risk

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. January 20, 1928
"UNCLE BILLIE" RISK IS DEAD
The death of "Uncle Billie" Risk occurred Tuesday morning after an illness of only a few days duration.
He was buried Tuesday afternoon in the Oglethorpe Cemetery. Rev. J. J. Sanders conducted the services at the grave.
"Uncle Billie" came to this city from Missouri several years ago with plenty of finances, which at the time of his death, had dwindled away with the exception of a small piece of real estate.
Though at times his mind seemed wandering, from his manner and speech it could be gathered that at one time, "Uncle Billie" had been well educated and had traveled extensively.
Tuesday witnessed the passing of an odd but interesting character of Oglethorpe.
[Note: There is not a marked grave in the Oglethorpe
Cemetery for Mr. Risk]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 20, 1955

MRS. S. A. [Etta English] ROYAL

Funeral Services At Ellaville For Mrs. Etta English Royal.

Funeral services were held at the Collins Funeral Home of Ellaville, Wednesday at 10 a.m. for Mrs. Etta Royal of Blaine, Washington, with elkder George A. Hill officiating. Interment was in the ELLAVILLE CEMETERY.

Mrs. Royal, the former, Etta English, was born January 24, 1871 in the Englishville Community of Macon County and lived there until her marriage to S. A. Royal in 1890, when she became a resident of Schley County. She was the daughter of the late Thomas English and Eliza Higgins English.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Hubert Harvey of Blaine, Wash., with whom she has resided since 1946. Other survivors include one brother, Russell English of Oglethorpe; four nephews, Olin English of Oglethorpe, Charles Slappey of Andersonville, Davis Slappey of Atlanta and May Henry Dyess of Tacoma, Wash.; seven nieces, Mrs. Doris Carter of Oglethorpe, Mrs. J. C. Thigpen of Dublin, Mrs. R. A. Collins, Jr. of Rochester, Minn., Miss Marguerite Dyess of Oakland, Calif., Mrs. John Owens of Ellaville, Miss Willie Ruth English of St. Simons and Mrs. martha Livingston of Ellaville.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 23, 1954

JERRY PATRICK ROGERS

J. Patrick Rogers Dies At Byromville.

Funeral services for Jerry Patrick Rogers, 67, of Byromville, were held Wednesday, December 15, in Cedar Valley Church. Burial was in the CEDAR VALLEY CEMETERY.

Survivors are his wife [not named], four daughters, Miss Sheila Rogers, Mrs. George Standridge, Mrs. Bud Hankinson and Mrs. Enoch Johnson; three sons, Vascoe Rogers, Jerry W. Rogers and Willy F. Rogers of Byromville and three sisters, Mrs. R. D. Walden of Mauk; Mrs. Robert Carpenter and Mrs. Will Carpenter of Butler.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Cedar Valley Cemetery for Jerry Patrick Rogers [b. ca. 1887 d. December 1954] I do find:Jerry W. Rogers [1947 - 1963] Obit & 3 Unmarked Adult Graves nearby. I also find Della [Watson] Standridge [1890 - 1976] Obit, buried beside Vasco Rogers [1910 - No death date as of 1993] Anyone having further info, PLEASE RESPOND.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 22, 1997

VASCO ROGERS

Vasco Rogers, 90 of Rt. 1, Box 257, Oglethorpe, Georgia passed away on Saturday. Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 21, at 2 pm in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma, burial follow in the CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. Rev. Sidney Jones officiated.
He was the son of the late Jerry Patrick Rogers and his wife, Lula Wisham Rogers and the widower of the late Mary Emily Standridge Rogers. He was a retired engineer from Southern Frozen Foods and a Methodist.
He is survived by his children: Eddie Rogers of Andersonville, Georgia, Freddie Rogers of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Clara Johnson of Oglethorpe, Connie Cranford of Kathleen; Wessie Mercer of Oglethorpe; brother Willie Frank Rogers of North Carolina; sisters, Lucille Hankson of Thomaston, Sheila Fletcher of Pitts, 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren and a number of great-great grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Vasco Rogers - Born January 22, 1910 - Died - October 18, 1997 is buried in Cedar Valley Baptist Church Cemetery [Row 10-265] beside [Double marker] his wife, Mary E.[Standridge] Rogers [March 14, 1915 - Nov. 22, 1982] Obit


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 25, 1954

EUGENE SUMMERFIELD ROBERTS, JR.

Final Rites For E. S. Roberts, 66, Conducted Saturday.

Eugene Summerfield Roberts, age 66, passed away suddenly at a hospital in Macon, Georgia, Friday morning at 10:30. Survivors include his wife, the former Emma Jane Frye, a resident of Spalding; five daughters, Mrs. Marshall Ewing, Mrs. Cliff Johnson, both of Douglas, Mrs. Bill Newsome of Greenwood, Fla., Mrs. Frank Pelham of Immokalee, Fla., Mrs. Roy Jones of Reynolds; two sons, Harvey Roberts of Mt. Berry, Ga., Bill Roberts of Montezuma; one sister, Mrs. J. L. Hawkins of Atlanta; one brother W. T. Roberts of Cordele.

Funeral services were held from the chapel of the Smith-Tindol Funeral Home Saturday, with Rev. T. M. Underwood of Pelham and Rev. McCoy Johnson officiating. Interment was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Pallbearers - Not Copied.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 1, 1997

MRS. ROY LEIGHTON [Alice Loreita Dyal] RODGERS

Mrs. Loreita Dyal Rodgers, 81, of 400 Sumter St., Oglethorpe, Ga. died Friday, Sept. 26, 1997 in Emory Hospital in Decatur. Funeral Services were held Sunday, Sept. 28, 1997 in the Oglethorpe United Methodist Church with burial in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY with the Rev. Lyn Harley officiating.
Mrs. Rodgers was born December 27, 1915 in Waycross, the daughter of Daniel Thomas Dyal and Lillian Tomlinson Dyal. She was a member of the Oglethorpe Garden Club, Music Lovers Club, United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Oglethorpe United Methodist Church. She was the wife of the late Roy L. Rodgers.
Survivors: son, Jack Rodgers of Savannah, two daughters, Mrs. Dot Clements and Mrs. Lillian Kapiloff, both of Griffin, two sisters, Mrs. Lillian Livingston of Greensboro, N.C., Mrs. Lucille Rodgers of Fort Valley, eight grandchildren, David Clements, Coleman Clements, Elizabeth Clarke, Monica Sowell, Marsha Kapiloff, Paula Kapiloff, Mr. and Mrs. Ethan Hammond, Richard Kapiloff, three great grandchildren, Coleman Hammond, Johnathan Sowell, Ryan Sowell.

Note: Alice Loreita Dyal Rodgers - Born December 27, 1915 - September 26, 1997 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Roy Leighton Rodgers [June 19, 1907 - Aug. 8, 1972] See his Obit


 

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

MRS. ROWDY L. [Lena E.] RAPER

Mrs. R. L. Raper Buried At Cedar Valley Monday.

Mrs. R. L. Raper, 68, of Montezuma, died Sunday morning in a local hospital. She suffered a heart attack last week.

Mrs. Raper had resided in Macon County for the past 34 years and was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Rowdy L. Raper; a son, Harvey L. Raper; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted Monday at Cedar Valley Baptist Church with Gardner Watson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Rev. W. J. Adair and Rev. Otho Pirkle officiated. Interment followed in CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

Pallbearers: J. Y. Edwards, Marvin Edwards, Johnny Raper, Chambley Raper, Frank Raper and Alonzo Raper.

Honorary Pallbearers were Frank Pike, Clem Pike, Dan Wiggins, T. F. Nelson, J. W. Gurr and Bill Sykes.

[Note: Lena E. Raper [ 1889 - 1957] is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside Rowdy L. Raper [1886 - 1966]


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

WILLIAM CHESTER REYNOLDS

Final Rites Held Friday, July 27th, For W. C. Reynolds, 55.

Final rites were held Friday afternoon, July 27, at 3 o'clock for William Chester Reynolds, 55, progressive farmer of the Oglethorpe District, who died at a Montezuma hospital on Sunday after an illness of several weeks.

A resident of Macon County for 29 years, Mr. Reynolds was born in Woodbury, Georgia on October 16, 1890, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Reynolds, natives of Buffalo, N.Y. Mr. Reynolds, the husband of Mrs. Eva Hawkins Reynolds, who survives him, was an active member of the County Line Baptist Church.

Survivors other than his wife of Oglethorpe are two sons, Sgt. Willia Burnett Reynolds, U.S.Army, just returned from overseas duty, and J. L. Reynolds of Oglethorpe; one brother, Joe Reynolds of Columbus; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Freeman and Mrs. Pearl Waley of Columbus and Mrs. John Clay of Woodbury; and three grandchildren.

Services were conducted from the Montezuma Funarl Home, the Rev. Whittington of Butler officiating, and interment was in the MOUNT VERNON CEMETERY.

[Note: Mount Vernon Cemetery is located in Schley County, just down the road from County Line Baptist Church on Hwy 240.]

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Mount Vernon Cemetery for William Chester Reynolds [October 16, 1890 - July 1945] BUT I had already added to this Cemetery, Mrs. William C. [Hawkins] Reynolds [B. ca. 1897 - 5-19-1963 @ 66] See her obit.]Unmarked also


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

CARVIS W. RABURN

Carvis W. Raburn, 54, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, passed away at 10 AM on Saturday, April 22, at Park View Memorial Hospital after a short illness.
Mr. Raburn was born and reared in Macon County and for the past seven years was employed by Volunteers of America in Fort Wayne. Prior to that he was employed by T & T Packing Company in Macon for ten years.
Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Doris Vanzant of Montezuma, Mrs. Berta Jones and Miss Mary Lou Raburn of Pelham; and several nieces and nephews.

[Note: Obit does NOT say where he is buried. He was a son of Charlie Lamar Raburn and Susie Massey Raburn.

 


 

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

MRS. ELOISE GREER RICE

Mrs. Eloise Greer Rice, 91, of Athens, Georgia, died Thursday, October 15, 1987 in an Athens Hospital. Graveside services were held at 11:30 AM Saturday, October 17, 1987 in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY.
Mrs. Rice was born in Macon County, the daughter of Judge Robert L. Greer and Mrs. Greer. She resided in Athens for the past several years. She was a homemaker and a piano teacher.
Survivors included a step daughter, Mrs. Gwynelle Rice Warren of Athens, step granddaughter, Mrs. Nelle Hicks of Macon, two nephews, Robert L. Greer of Columbus, John M. Greer of Atlanta.
Bernstein Funeral Home of Athens was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Eloise Greer Rice - Born March 31, 1896 - Died October 15, 1987 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her parents.


 

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

 MRS.   LUTHER   [Myrl  Price]   ROBBINS

   Mrs. Myrl Price Robbins, age 54, of Cordele, Ga., died Saturday, March 31, 1984 in Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany, Georgia.

  Funeral services were held at 3 pm Sunday, April 1, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. The Rev. Jack Neill officiated.

  Mrs. Robbins, a native of Dooly County, was born October 29, 1929, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Price.  She lived in Cordele for the past 20 years, moving from Montezuma. She had been employed with West Central Georgia Community Action Council, Inc. in Cordele and was a homemaker.

  Survivors are her husband, Luther Robbins of Cordele; three sons, Johnny, Ricky and David Robbins, all of Montezuma; one brother, Cecil Price of Oglethorpe; two sisters, Mrs. Berlyne Lamberth of Montezuma, Mrs. Ruby Tucker of Fort Valley; three grandchildren, J. Robbins, Heather Robbins, Justin Robbins, all of Montezuma.

  Pallbearers - Not Copied.

 [Note: Myrl Price Robbins  -  Born October 29, 1929  -  Died March 31, 1984 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her parents] See their obits.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 29, 1970

MARION MC KENZIE REID

Graveside services for Marion McKenzie Reid, 73, were held Sunday at the FELTON CEMETERY.

The Rev. C. G. Ward and the Rev. Kenneth Bush will officiate.

Mr. Reid was a lifelong resident of Montezuma and a member of the Baptist Denomination. He was a clothing merchant and a veteran of World War I.

He died Friday night in a local hospital after a long illness.

Survivors include a sister-in-law, Mrs. Jack Reid of Montezuma; a niece, Mrs. Lee Richmond of Atlanta.

[Note: Marion McKenzie Reid - Born May 3, 18

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. June 6, 1963

 JERRY WILSON ROGERS

 Funeral services for Jerry Wilson Rogers, 16, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Byromville Baptist Church with the Rev. D. L. Knight officiating. Burial was in CEDAR VALLEY CEMETERY. Young Rogers drowned Monday afternoon while swimming with several friends at Groves Pond near Byromville.

 Rogers had lived in Byromville all of his life. He was a member of the Byromville Baptist Church and was in the eighth grade.

 Survivors include his mother, Mrs. June Wisham Brannen of Byromville; eight brothers, Willie Rogers and Reggie Brannen, both of Byromville, Vascoe Rogers and Ellis Brannen, both of Montezuma, Buck Brannen of Tampa, Fla., Johnnie Brannen of Ideal, Bill Brannen of Dooling, Junior Brannen of Unadilla; eight sisters, Shelia Ann Roges and Dorothy Sue Brannen , both of Byromville, Mrs. George Standridge and Miss Betty Brannen, both of Albany, Mrs. C. D. Hankerson and Mrs. Enoch Johnson, both of Thomaston, Mrs. Carl McPherson of Dooling and Mrs. J. B. Beauing of Henderson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Jerry W. Rogers Born March 16, 1947 – Died June 3, 1963 is buried in Cedar Valley Baptist Church Cemetery]


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

MRS. WILLIAM MONROE [Nellie Suber] ROUSE

Funeral services were held at Andersonville Monday afternoon for Mrs. Nellie Suber Rouse, 84, of Andersonville, who died Sunday at the Americus and Sumter County Hospital.

The Rev. B. W. Taylor, pastor of the Andersonville Methodist Church of which Mrs. Rouse was a member, conducted rites at the church. Burial was in the ANDERSONVILLE CHURCH CEMETERY located by the Log Church.

Mrs. Rouse, a lifelong resident of Andersonville, was the widow of William Monroe Rouse.

Survivors inclue a daughter, Mrs. W. H. Ansley of Alma; two sons, Alex Rouse of Andersonville and Hoyt Brown of Atlanta; a sister, Mrs. Willie Harden of Savannah; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

[Note: Nellie Rouse [b. ca. 1876 - d. 11-20-1960] is buried in Andersonville Cemetery, located by the Log Church in downtown Andersonville. Her marker has NO DATES and she is buried beside William M. Route [NO DATES] and Lucy H. Rouse [NO DATES]

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 10, 1980

MRS. JOHN H. [Ora Morgan] ROBINSON, JR.

Graveside services were held at 11:30 am on Saturday, September 6, 1980 in FELTON CEMETERY for Mrs. Ora Morgan Robinson, age 91, who died on Friday, September 5, at Magnolia Manor Nursing Center, Americus, Ga. Rev. William Childres, Rev. Jody Robertson and Rev. Joe Porterfield officiated.
Mrs. Robinson was a native of Dooly County and had resided for 63 years in Montezuma. She was a graduate of Breneau College, City Clerk and Registrar for 40 years for the City of Montezuma, and a past member of Montezuma Music Lovers Club, the Garden Club and Womans Club. She was a member of Montezuma United Methodist Church.
Surviving Mrs. Robinson are two sons, Dr. John H. Robinson, III of Americus and Mr. Charles M. Robinson of Montezuma; three sisters, Mrs. Sadie M. Noles of Americus, Mrs. Leila M. Sawyer of Columbia, S. C. and Mrs. Frances M. Wilson of Memphis, Tenn.; one brother, J. Pier Morgan of Signal Mountain, Tenn.; seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Ora Morgan Robinson - Born July 15, 1889 - Died September 5, 1980 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, John H. Robinson [Feb. 25, 1884 - Jan. 8, 1936] See his obit.]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 24, 1992

MRS. HOWARD CARL [Marlene Hall] RABURN

Mrs. Marlene Hall Raburn, 47, of Highway 90, Oglethorpe, Ga. died Saturday, June 20, 1992 in Georgia Baptist Hospital in Atlanta.
Funeral services were held at 2 pm Monday, June 22, in the chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home, Montezuma. The Rev. Sidney Jones officiated and burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS.
Mrs. Raburn, the daughter of Robert N. Hall and Lillian Blair Hall, was born May 30, 1945 in Macon County where she had lived all her life. She was a homemaker and a member of the Oglethorpe United Methodist Church.
In addition to her mother of Oglethorpe, she is survived by her husband, Howas Carl Raburn of Oglethorpe, two daughters, Miss Carla Raburn of Macon and Miss Amy Raburn of Oglethorpe, three brothers, Charon Hall of Donalsonville, Ronald Hall of Oglethorpe, Willard Hall of Marietta and a sister, Mrs. Lenelle Schuler of Longwood, Florida.

[Note: Marlene Hall Raburn - Born May 30, 1945 - Died June 20, 1992 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside Howard Carl Raburn, Jr., infant son of Marlene & Carl Raburn [August 7, 1972 - August 8, 1972]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 26, 1983

MRS. JOE [Maxie English] ROOKS

Mrs. Maxie English Rooks, age 100, of Andersonville, Georgia, died Thursday, October 10, 1983, in the Montezuma Health Care Center. Funeral services were held at 3:00 pm Saturday, October 22, in Whitewater Baptist Church. The Rev. Homer Fowler and the Rev. Gene Wilson officiated. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS.
Mrs. Rooks was born April 19, 1883, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Jack English. She was a retired postmistress, the oldest member of whitewater Baptist Church and the wife of the late Joe Rooks.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. L. C. Myers of Winston-Salem, N.C.; two grandsons, Phillip Myers of Atlanta, Wallace Myers of Winston-Salem, N.C.; three nieces, Mrs. Homer Fowler, Mrs. M. C. Nelson and Mrs. M. B. Cheek, all of Oglethorpe; two nephews, Heyward Smith of Moultrie, Clarence Justice of California.
Pallbearers - Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Maxie Rooks - Born April 19, 1883 - Died October 20, 1983 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Joe Rooks [1-31-1879 - 10-3-1943] See his Obit.
 

Newspaper Unknown - Date hand written on top of page August 23, 1988 -

MISS MARY LOU RABURN

Montezuma - Mary Lou Raburn 78, died Tuesday in a local nursing home.
Services will be held at 11 am Thursday in SPRING HILL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY in MITCHELL COUNTY. The Revs. J. B. Lumpkin and Ernest Morey will officiate.
A native of Ideal, Miss Raburn lived in Montezuma for the past year, moving from Pelham. She was the daughter of the late Charlie Raburn and Susie [Massey] Raburn.
Survivors include a sister, Doris Vanzant of Montezuma.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangement.

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

MRS. WILLIE SENTER [Lucile Ivey] RASBERRY

Graveside services were held at 4 pm Friday, February 24, 1984 in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS, for Mrs. Lucile Ivey Rasberry. The Rev. Bill Deakins officiated.
Mrs. Rasberry, a former resident of Oglethorpe, died Wednesday, February 22, in Moss Point, Mississippi, where she resided for the past 22 years. She was the wife of the late Willie S. Rasberry and a member of the First Baptist Church of Moss Point. She was born April 12, 1896, in Marion County, Georgia, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Ivey.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Jack T. May of Moss Point, Miss.; a son, Ross G. Pope of Atlanta; 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

[Note: Lucile Ivey Rasberry, wife of Willie S. Rasberry - Born April 12, 1896 - Died Feruary 22, 1984 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Willie S. Rasberry [1888-1860] See his Obit.
[Note: It is not clear to me how she had a son, Ross G. Pope. Was she married prior to her marriage to Willie S. Rasberry? Anyone having further info, PLEASE RESPOND.
 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 17, 1990

WARREN ARTHUR RODGERS, SR.

Services Held For Warren Arthur Rodgers, 52, of Montezuma.
Mr. Warren Arthur Rodgers, 52, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Friday, January 12, 1990 in Flint River Community Hospital. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 14, in Cedar Valley Baptist Church. The Rev's. Jack Neill, Ralph Price, Jr. and Billy Cox officiated. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Mr. Rodgers was born in Hartsville, S. C. the son of John Rodgers and Rosa Courtney Rodgers. He had lived in Macon County for approximately thirty years, was a retired employee of General Telephone Company of the Southeast and was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Alice Whittington Rodgers; three daughters, Ms. Connie Pickering of Oglethorpe, Ms. Dona Peaster of Montezuma, Miss Lisa Rodgers of San Jose, California; five sons, Warren A. Rodgers, Jr. of Oglethorpe, Billy Wilkes of Miami, Florida, Bobby Wilkes of Montezuma, John rodgers and Lee Rodgers, both of Montezuma; a brother, Wesley Rodgers of Darlington, S. C.; two sisters, Mrs. Owen Anderson of Darlington, S. C., Mrs. Loretta Harbuck of Americus, ten grandchildren.
Pallbearers - Not - Copied.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note: Warren Arthur Rodgers - Born August 31, 1937 - Died January 12, 1990 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetey beside Billy Joe Wilkes [1-25-1941 - 11-4-1964]

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 21, 1957

JOHN E. ROBINSON

Former Resident Dies In Schley County.
Funeral services for John E. Robinson, 77, were held at 3 p.m. Monday at Corinth Methodist Church. The pastor, Rev. Henry Thomas officiated.
A native of Macon County, Mr. Robinson died at his home in Schley County Sunday. He was a retired Schley County farmer, and a member of the Corinth Church.
Survivors include his wife [not named], one daughter, Mrs. Roy Johnson of Ellaville and one granddaughter.

[Note: This obit does NOT mention where Mr. John E. Robinson is buried. HOWEVER, I find in the Schley County History, pg. 545, a J. E. Robinson - Born 1885 - Died 1957 buried in the ELLAVILLE CEMETERY beside Mrs. J. E. Robinson [6-15-1884 - 10-16-1958] Looks like a possibility.

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 21, 1957

MRS. H. L. [Marjorie Kirkland] REYNOLDS

Mrs. H. L. Reynolds Passes At Cordele.
Mrs. Marjorie Kirkland Reynolds, wife of H. L. Reynolds of Cordele, died at the Crisp County Hospital Friday. Funeral services were conducted at the chapel of Dekle Funeral Home on Sunday, November 17, 1957 with the Rev. R. N. Cooley officiating.
She was a member of the Baptist Church and a native of Coffee County, but had resided in Cordele for 25 years.
Besides her husband, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Lula Allen of Cordele, one brother, Elias Kirkland of Nichols; two half-brothers, T. J. Kirkland of Nichols and Richard Kirkland of Brunswick.

[Note: I am not quite sure why this obit was posted in the Macon County newspaper, I do not see a connection but I feel sure there must be one.
 

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

MRS. ROBERT LEE [Martha Christian Larkin] ROBINSON

Mrs. R. L. Robinson Dies At Home In Lowe Community.
Funeral services were held at Corinth Methodist Church Monday for Mrs. R. L. Robinson, 79, who died at her home in Lowe community early Sunday after a long illness.
Officiating were the Rev. Henry Thomas of Oglethorpe and the Rev. Harold Raines of Albany. Burial was in the MT ZION LUTHERAN CEMETERY in Macon County.
Born in Texas on April 21, 1878, Mrs. Robinson was the daughter of J. J. and Susie Larkin. She was a member of Corinth Church.
Surviving are two sons, Henry Robinson of Macon County; Ernest Robinson of Albany; three sisters, Mrs. George Robinson and Mrs. J. E. Robinson, both of Lowe Community; Mrs. Ola Taylor of Macon and six grandchildren.

[Note: Martha Christian Robinson - Born April 21, 1878 - Died December 15, 1957 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside her husband, Robert Lee Robinson [Oct. 2, 1875 - Oct. 19, 1947] See his Obit.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 27, 1958

ARTHUR HOLLIS REEVES, SR.

A. H. Reeves, Sr. Dies Unexpectedly; Rites Held Tuesday.
Funeral services for A. H. Reeves, Sr. 63, who died unexpectedly at his home in Oglethorpe Monday, were held Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the Oglethorpe Baptist Church. The Rev. U. W. Rollins and Rev. Charles L. Goss officiated and burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers and Honorary Escort - Not Copied.
Mr. Reeves was a native of Monroe County and lived for several years at Byron before moving to Oglethorpe some twenty years ago. He was a retired Central of Georgia Railroad employee.
A member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church, Mr. Reeves was a Mason, a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and a veteran of World War I.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Effie Ross Reeves of Oglethorpe; onbe daughter, Mrs. L. S. Reynolds, Jr. of Dublin; two sons, A. H. Reeves, Jr. and Robert F. Reeves, both of Oglethorpe; two sisters, Mrs. Dee McCaleb of Bolingbroke and Mrs. Sam Sneed of Macon; three brothers, H. A. Reeves of Macon, Oscar Reeves of Macon and S. M. Reeves of Jesup; and four grandchildren.
Smith-Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Arthur Hollis RFeeves - Born September 8, 1894 - Dued February 24, 1958 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Effie Ross Reeves [3-28-1903 - Oct. 25, 1978]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 19. 1958

MRS. WILLIAM THOMAS [Mary Lou Johnson] ROBINSON

Rites Conducted Saturday For Mrs. Mary Lou Robinson.
Funeral services were held at 4 p.m. Saturday for Mrs. Mary Lou Robinson, 76, who died Friday following a 12 day illness.
Officiating at the Corinth Methodist Church rites was the Rev. H. H. Sheppard, with burial in the MT. ZION LUTHERAN CEMETERY.
Mrs. Robinson, who was born January 6, 1882, was married to the late William T. Robinson [his 2nd wife] .
Survivors include four step-daughters, Mrs. J. A. Williams, Mrs. Clyde Turner, Mrs. Kate Thompson of Ellaville and Mrs. Ruth McDonald of Oglethorpe; two brothers, Plen Johnson and Joe R. Johnson of Americus.
Pallbearers were Roy Johnson, George Williams, Deward Robinson, Robert Wall, Harvey Johnson and Luther Turner of Ellaville.
Collins Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Mary Johnson Robinson - Born January 6, 1882 - Died June 13, 1958 "Aunt Lou" is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside her husband, William Thomas Robinson [Nov. 10, 1856 - Aug. 20, 1934] "Billie"

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

MRS. BASCOM E. [Elizabeth ?] ROBINSON

Former Resident Of Marshallville Passes.
Mrs. Elizabeth Robinson, 67, died Monday at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Earl Ellis of Chattanooga, Tenn.
She was a former resident of Marshallville where he husband, the late Bascom E. Robinson, was rural mail carrier for a number of years.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Ellis of Chattanooga; Mrs. W. H. Taylor, Jr. of Greenville, S. C.; Mrs. D. H. Ruslin of Fort Worth, Texas; two sons, Major S. J. Robinson of Fort Belvoir, Va. and Capt. Roy Robinson of Hattiesburg, Miss. and nine grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at Lenox Baptist Church in Lenox, Ga. Friday morning at ten-thirty. A. D. Wiseman Funeral Home of Adel is in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Mr. and Mrs. Bascom E. Robinson had a son, Gloystein K. Robinson [1911 - 1926] killed in an accident and is buried in Marshallville - See his obi.]
 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 26, 1959

JAMES ROSS RAPER

Funeral Services Held Saturday For Ross Raper, 48.
Funeral services for James Ross Raper, 48, of Byromville, were conducted at Cedar Valley Baptist Church Saturday afternoon with the Rev. Otho Pirkle and Rev. Robert Wood officiating. Burial was in the CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were, J. D. Middlebrooks, George Middlebrooks, Fred Middlebrooks, Frank Raper, Ralph Raper and C. C. Raper.
Mr. Raper, a retired farmer was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church.
Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Lester Raper; three brothers, C. C. Raper, Frank Raper and Ralph Raper; four sisters, Mrs. G. D. Middlebrooks of Fort Valley, Mrs. John D. Middlebrooks, Sr. and Mrs. J. W. Middlebrooks of Montezuma; and Mrs. J. C. Whittington of Warner Robins, 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 Cedar Valley Cemetery for James Ross Raper who was born about 1911 & Died February 1959.
 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 16, 1989

WILLIE BURNETTE REYNOLDS

Funeral Services For Willie Burnette Reynolds, 71, of Oglethorpe
Funeral services for Mr. Willie Burnette Reynolds, age 71, of Oglethorpe, Ga., were held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, August 12, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS with the Rev. Homer Fowler, Ofrficiating. Mr. Reynolds died Thursday, August 10, 1989 at his residence.
Mr. Reynolds, a life long resident of Macon County, was born November 19, 1917, the son of W. C. Reynolds and Eva Hawkins Reynolds. He was a retired farmer, Veteran of World War II and a former Chairman of the Selective Service Board of Macon Coaunty.
Survivors are his wife, Nellie Welch Reynolds; a daughter, Mrs. Gloria Stonehart of Austell, Ga.; two grandsons, Sean Stonehard and Keith Stonehart; a nephews and three nieces.
Pallbearers - Not - Copied.

[Note: Willie Burnette Reynolds - Born November 19. 1917 - Died August 10, 1989 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 18, 1989

MRS. JACK [Josephine Franklin] REID

Graveside Services For Mrs. Josephine Franklin Reid, 88.
Graveside services were held for Mrs. Josephine Franklin "Bee" Reid, 88, of Covington, who died Tuesday, October 10, 1989 in Newton General Hospital in Covington. A native of Covington, Mrs. Reid was born December 6, 1900, the daughter of Charles A. Franklin and Folier Powell Franklin.
Services were held 2 p.m. Thursday, October 12, 1989 in the FELTON CEMETERY, with Rev. Randy Gregg officiating.
Mrs. Reid lived most of her life in Montezuma where she was a homemaker, a graduate of Wesleyan College and a retired interior decorator. She was also a member of Montezuma First Baptist Church.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Jacqueline Reid Richmond of Atlanta; two grandsons, Lee Richmond, III, John R. Richmond, both of Atlanta, three great grandchildren.
Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Josephine F. Reid - Born December 6, 1900 - Died October 10, 1989 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, Jack Reid [4-6-1900 - 7-26-1967] See his obit.

 

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

FRANCIS MAURY RIGBY, JR.

Funeral Services For Francis M. Rigby, Jr., 46, Held Friday.
Mr. Francis Maury Rigby, Jr., 46, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Wednesday, November 22, 1989 at his home.
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, November 24, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS and the Rev. Dave Wilkins officiated.
Mr. Rigby, a native of Dougherty County, was born December 21, 1942, the son of the late Francis Maury Rigby, Sr. and Ida Merle Jones Rigby. He had resided in Macon County all of his life and was a mechanic with Flint River Wood.
Survivors are his wife, Jerina McKinney Rigby of Montezuma; two sons, William Thomas Rigby of Oglethorpe, Paul Gregory Rigby of Leesburg, two daughters, Mrs. Theresa Charlene Gay and Miss Frances Diane Rigby, both of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. Mary R. Ham of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Grace Moore of Rome, a granddaughter.
Pallbearers were Daniel Yoder, Elton Jones, Horace Fountain, Jim Tungate, Roy Fountain, Bob Drury.

[Note: Francis Maury Rigby, Jr. - Born December 21, 1942 - Died November 22, 1989 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery]

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 1, 1971

MRS. ALVA BRAY [Ethel Lucille Robinson] ROBINSON, SR.

Mrs. A. B. Robninson, Sr. - Funeral Notice Funeral services for Mrs. A. B. [Lucille] Robinson, Sr. of Oglethorpe were held Tuesday, June 29, from the Mount Zion-Saint Luke Lutheran Chnurch of Oglethorpe. Rev. R. D. Zeigler officiated and interment followed in the MT. ZION LUTHERAN CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied. Mrs. Robinson passed away in a local hospital, June 27, after a short illness at the age of 74. She was a lifelong resident of Macon County and a member of Mt. Zion-St. Luke Church. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Joe Coogle of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Darrell Smalley of Dublin; one son, A. B. Robinson, Jr. of Oglethorpe; ten grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Lois Smith of Thomaston and Mrs. Molly Holloway of Ellaville.

[Note: Ethel Lucille Robinson - Born January 2, 1897 - Died June 27, 1971 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside her husband, Alva Bray Robinson, Sr. [Sept. 26, 1883 - January 1, 1961] See his Obit.

 

 

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

MRS. GEROGE LESTER [Lydia Newen] RAPER

Mrs. Lester Raper Buried Monday At Cedar Valley.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Cedad Valley Baptist Church for Mrs. Lester Raper, 78, who died at her home in Byromville. The Rev. Otho Pirkle and Rev. Bobby Wood officiated with interment following in the CEDAR VALLEY CHURCH CEMETERY.
Mrs. Raper was a native of Bartow County, and had lived in Byromville for the past 40 years. She was a member of the Cedar Valley congregation.
Surviving are three sons, C. C. Raper and Frank Raper of Montezuma and Ralph Raper of Byropmville; four daughters, Mrs. G. D. Middlebrooks of Fort Valley, Mrs. John D. Middlebrooks, Sr. and Mrs. J. W. Middlebrooks of Montezuma, and Mrs. J. C. Whittington of Warner Robins.
Pallbearers : C, C, Raper, Frank Raper, Ralph Raper, John D. Middlebrooks, George Middlebrooks and Fred Middlebrooks.
Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Lydia Newen Raper - Born April 10, 1882 - Died March 18, 1961 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside her husband, George Lester Raper [January 18, 1882 - April 23, 1930]

added 4/3/2004


From: Guelda Hay's Obit Collection of Little Bethel

Freewill Baptist Church - Macon Co., Ga.

  RABURN - BLAIR - TURNER - HALL - FORMAN - HORTMAN

  MRS. E. CLYDE  [Elia Gray Blair]  RABURN

  Mrs. Elia Gray Blair Raburn, 86, of Ideal, died June 30, 1987 in the Montezuma Health Care Center.

  Services were held July 2, at LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH, with Rev. Gene Ross officiating.  Interment was in the RABURN FAMILY MAUSOLEUM.

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

  She is survived by a son, E. C. Raburn, Jr. of Ideal; two sisters, Mrs. J. R. Turner of Thomaston and Mrs. Robert Hall of Oglethorpe; granddaughters, Mrs. Swain Hortman of Reynolds; and two great grandchildren, Cliff and Brad Hortman of Reynolds.

  Watson - Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note: Gray B.  Raburn - Born January 12, 1901 - Died June 30, 1987 is buried in the Raburn Masoleum in Little Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery with her husband, E. C. Raburn [Sr.] [1895 - 1978]


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

  RAY - MASSEY - MEADOWS - WILKES - COLLIER - LAYFIELD

  MONROE   TYSON    RAY

  Services for Tyson Ray will be held Friday in LITTLE BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH with burial in the Church Cemetery.

  Ray, 71, died Tuesday, May 22, 2001, son of the late George Washington Ray, II and Katie Massey Ray, he was a surveyor, retired from the Georgia Department of Transportation.  He was a member of Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, where he was a deacon and Sunday School Superintendent.  He was also an Army veteran of Korean War.

  Survivors include his wife, Ruby Meadows Ray; daughter, Debbie Ray of Ideal; brothers & sisters, Alton Ray of Marshallville, Billy Ray of Tampa, Fla., Iris Wilkes of Macon, Margaret Collier of Fort Valley, Ruby Layfield of Ideal and Blondell Layfield of Taylor County.

  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in Watson Mathews Funeral Home, Montezuma.

[Note:  Monroe Tyson Ray - Born July 7, 1929 - Died May 22, 2001 is buried in the new section [created since "Cemeteries of Macon Co." book]


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

  August 23, 1988 - Probably in Macon Telegraph

  RABURN - MASSEY

  MISS  MARY  LOU  RABURN

  Mary Lou Raburn, 78, died Tuesday in a local nursing home.

  Services will be held Thursday in SPRING  HILL FREEWILL  BAPTIST  CHURCH  CEMETERY  in Mitchell Co., Ga.  The Revs. J. B. Lumpkin and Ernest Morey will officiate.

  A native of Ideal, Miss Raburn lived in Montezuma for the past year, moving from Pelham.  She was the daughter of the late Charlie L.  Raburn and Susie Massey Raburn.


 

 

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

  RABURN - RAY - BLAIR - STREETMAN - FOWLER - HORTMAN

  EARNEST  CLYDE   RABURN,   SR.

  Funeral rites for Earnest Clyde Raburn, Sr. of Ideal were held Tuesday from the LITTLE BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH with the Rev. Gene Ross, pastor of the church, and the Rev. J. B. Lumpkin, officiating.  Interment followed in the churchyard cemetery.

  Born in Macon County on August 10, 1895, the son of the late Quincy and Ada Ray Raburn, he was a retired farmer and cotton gin operator.

  Mr. Raburn died in Americus - Sumter County Hospital, late Sunday, September 5, 1978, after being in declining health for several years.  Pallbearers - Not copied.

  Watson - Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

  Those surviving include his wife, Mrs. Gray Blair Raburn of Ideal; one son, Earnest Clyde Raburn, Jr. of Ideal; three sisters, Mrs. R. G. Streetman, Mrs. Arthur Fowler and Miss Eva Raburn of Ideal; one granddaughter, Mrs. Swain Hortman of Reynolds; and two great-grandchildren.

[Note:  E. C. Raburn - Born August 10, 1895 - Died September 3, 1978 is buried in the Raburn Family Masoleum in Little Bethel Baptist Cemetery with his wife, Gray B. Raburn [Jan. 12, 1901 - June 30, 1987]


 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  January 8, 1970

  RABURN - BLACKMON - ASHBERRY - JONES - VANZANT

  CHARLIE LAMAR RABURN,     63.

  Funeral services for Charlie Lamar Raburn, 63, of Baconton, Ga., who died December 31st after a short illness, were held Friday, January 2, from the Spring Hill Freewill Baptist Church near Baconton, Ga.

  Rev. J. B. Lumpkin and Rev. Kelley officiated with burial in the SPRING HILL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

  Mr. Raburn was born November 1, 1906 in Macon County but had lived in Mitchell County for the past 43 years.  He was a retired farmer.

  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Hattie Mae Blackmon Raburn of Baconton; three sons, Coy Raburn and Troy Raburn of Leesburg, Ga. Charles Raburn of Baconton, Ga.; one daughter, Mrs. Jackie Ashberry of Albany; one brother, Carvis Raburn; three sisters, Miss Mary Lou Raburn and Mrs. Berta Jones of Meigs, Ga. and Mrs. Jim [Ethel Raburn] Vanzant of Montezuma, Eight Grandchildren.

[According to the 1920 Census of Macon Co., Ga. Charlie Lamar Raburn was the son of Charlie L. Raburn and Susie Raburn]

 

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

CLEM COLEMAN ROBERTSON, SR.

Funeral services for Clem Coleman Robertson, 75, of Oglethorpe were held Friday, February 19, from the Oglethorpe Baptist Church. Rev. Richard Gardner and Rev. Carl Ayers officiated and burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Mr. Robertson died suddenly of a heart attack while at home, Wednesday, February 17, 1971. He was retired from the State Highway Department and was a warden for the Taylor County Public Work Camp. He was a Veteran of World War I.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Corine Simmons Robertson of Oglethorpe; one niece, Mrs. Carl Hobbs of Butler; one nephew, Lewis Watson, Jr. of Butler; one brother-in-law, Lewis Watson, Sr. of Howard
Watson Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Clem C. Robertson - Born April 3, 1895 - Died February 17, 1971 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Corine S. Robertson [8-17-1894 - 12-20-1979] See her obit.
 


Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 5, 1961

ALVA BRAY ROBINSON, SR.

A. B. Robinson, 77, Passes After Long Illness; Rites Monday.
Funeral services for Alva B. Robinson, Sr., 77, life-long resident of Macon County who died Sunday after a long illness, were held Monday in the Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church.
The Rev. W. H. Martin and the Rev. F. M. York officiated and burial was in MT. ZION LUTHERAN CEMETERY. Pallbearers were Merion Williams, Ed Coogle, Sid English, Joe McLendon, G. A. Smith and Moye DeLoach.
Mr. Robinson was a member of the Mt. Zion - St. Luke Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Lucile Robinson of Oglethorpe, two daughters, Mrs. Joe Coogle of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Darrell Smalley of Dublin; one son, Alva B. Robinson, Jr. of Montezuma; one sister, Mrs. Henry Walden of Thomaston; and ten grandchildren.
Smith tindol Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Alva Bray Robinson, Sr. - Born September 26, 1883 - Died January 1, 1961 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cem. beside his wife Ethel Lucille [Robinson] Robinson [1-2-1897 - 6-27-1971]


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

MRS. WILLIAM P. [Mattie Lou Warren] RAGAN
Final Rites Held Monday For Mrs. Mattie Lou Ragan.

Final rites for Mrs. Mattie Lou Ragan, 79 year old resident of Oglethorpe, were conducted from the Baptist Church there at 2:00 p.m. Monday. Mrs. Ragan passed away at a local hospital Saturday after an illness of several weeks.

The Rev. Melvin York and the Rev. Henry Thomas officiated at the services and burial was in ORANGE HILL CEMETERY in Hawkinsville.

Pallbearers were John Thomas Bryan, W. T. Jolly, Herschel Taylor, Jerome Fowler, W. C. Williams and Bill Scovill.

Mrs. Ragan, who was a member of the Baptist Church is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles Booth of Jacksonville, Fla. and Mrs. Thomas Turner of Oglethorpe, a brother Tom Warren of Macon and several nieces and nephews.

Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Mattie Warren Ragan [August 18, 1876 - August 6, 1955] is buried in Orange Hill Cemetery in Hawkinsville, Ga. beside her husband, William P. Ragan [August 3, 1874 - January 28, 1912]
Added 12/27/2003


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 11, 1945

MRS. WILLIAM SEABORN [Lula Gilmore] ROBINSON, SR.

Funeral Services Held Saturday for Mrs. W. S. Robinson.

Funeral services for Mrs. W. S. Robinson, Sr. 63 who died at her residence in Decatur on Thursday, January 4, were held Saturday morning at the Methodist Church in Ideal.

Mrs. Robinson was born in Macon county in 1881, the daughter of the late Thomas E. Gilmore of Dooly County and Missouri Melton Gilmore of Macon County. Mrs. Robinson, the wife of the late Williamn S. Robinson, Sr., formerly lived in Ideal and was a member of the Ideal Methodist Church.

Surviving her are two daughters, Lillian Robinson and Dorothy Robinson of Decatur; two sons, W. S. Robinson, Jr. of Ideal and James B. Robinson with the U. S. Navy overseas; one sister, Miss Mattie Gilmore of Americus and brother, P. C. Gilmore of Montezuma.

Services were conducted by the Rev . W. R. Rustin and inbterment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not copied.

[Note: Lula Gilmore Robinson [August 25, 1881 - January 4, 1945] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemeteru beside her husband, William Seaborn Robinson, Sr. [Feb. 26, 1866 - April 23, 1944] See his Obit.


THE BUTLER HERALD - May 28, 1942

GEORGE WASHINGTON RAY

Mr. George W. Ray Dies Of Heart Attack At Home Tues. Night - Funeral Services to be Held for Deceased at one-thirty This Afternoon.

Mr. George W. Ray, 59 years of age, died suddenly at his home near Charing at ten o'clock Tuesday night, death being attributed to a heart attack. He was ill for only a few hours.

Mr. Ray was born in Marion County but moved to Taylor County in early life. He was married to Miss Katie Massey of this county who survives him.

Funeral services for the deceased will be held at PROSPERITY PRIMITIVE CHURCH at 1:30 this afternoon. Interment will be in the CHURCH CEMETERY.

Surviving Mr. Ray besides his widow are three sons, Alton Ray, Tyson Ray and Billy Ray; and six daughters, Mrs. Felton Wilks, Mrs. Marvin Layfield, Mrs. Leonard Layfield, Misses Margaret Ray, Wynell Ray and Martha Ellen Ray. Also one brother, Mrs. W. B. Ray; and two sisters, Mrs. Sally Youngblood and Mrs. Mattie Bell Anthony.

Edwards Brothers Funeral Home of Butler in charge of funeral arrangements.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 5, 1944

MRS. HOMER L. [Ellie Harris] RODGERS

Funeral Services Held Tuesday for Mrs. Ellie Rodgers.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday, October 3, at the Oglethorpe Methodist Church for Mrs. Ellie Harris Rodgers, 70, who died at a local hospital early Monday morning following an illness of several weeks.

Mrs. Rodgers was born in Macon County in 1874 and had lived here all of her life. She made her home in Oglethorpe and was a member of the Methodist Church there. She is the daughter of the late Green Harris and Georgia Harris.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. C. S. Hall of Montezuma; Mrs. J. C. Baldwin of Metter, Ga. and Mrs. James McCrary of Geneva, Ga. and two sons, E. B. Rodgers of Fort Valley and R. L. Rodgers of Oglethorpe.

Services were conducted by the Rev. J. D. McCord, assisted by the Rev. John Zeigler and interment followed in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not copied.

The Montezuma Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Ellie Harris, wife of Home L. Rodgers [September 2, 1874 - October 2, 1944] is buried in the Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, H. L. Rodgers [1872 - 1919] See his Obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 3, 1944

WILLIAM BROWN REEVES, SR.

William B., Reeves Claimed By Death.

Many friends here will sympathize with the family of W. B. Reevers, Sr., whose death occurred Saturday of this week. The following notice is taken from The Atlanta Journal; "William Brown Reeves, 68, organizer and former president of the Cotton Products Company, died Saturday at the residence, 1206 Oakdale Road, N.E.

"Mr. Reeves entered the cotton business in Griffin, Ga. and later was manager of the Coca-Cola Company of New York. He returned to Atlanta to organize the Cotton Products Company.

"He is survived by his wife; two sons, W. B. Reeves, Jr. of Atlanta, and Lee Reeves, U.S.N.R.

"Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10-30 am at the Druid Hills Baptist Church. Dr. Louie D. Newton will officiate. Burial will be in Montezuma, Ga. at FELTON CEMETERY.

Mrs. Reeves was before her marriage Miss Clara McKenzie. She is the youingest member of the large Joseph McKenzie family of children, all of whom have passed on now except Mrs. Reeves. Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McKenzie were pioneer citizens of this section of the state and lived many years in Montezuma. Many grand-children and great-grandchildren are still staunch citizens of this community. The ones who have passed on helped to build up this town and county and their names will be recognized by many friends as Henrietta McKenzie Lovejoy, J. W. McKenzie, T. R. MaKenzie, Georgia McKenzie Patrick, Nena McKenzie Morgan, W. L. McKenzie, Eugene McKenzie, Estelle McKenzie Reid and Clara McKenzie Reeves [Mrs. W. B. Reeves] who is the only member of the large family of brothers and sisters, now living.

[Note: William B. Reeves, [Sr.] [October 14, 1876 - July 29, 1944] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Clara McKenzie Reeves [February 6, 1878 - May 28, 1954]


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

MRS. P. J. [Bessie Hobbs] RODGERS

Funeral Services For Mrs. Bessie Rodgers.

Funeral services were held Thursday morning at 10:00 at the Cedar Valley Baptist Church for Mrs. Bessie Hobbs Reynolds [ I think this should be Rodgers rather than Reynolds], 25, who died Wednesday morning at a local hospital.

She was born in Macon County and had lived here all of her life, She made her home at Bakerfield, Ga.

She is survived by her husband, P. J. Rodgers of Bakerfield, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hurbert Hobbs and one sister, Carrie Hobbs, both of Ideal.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for either Mrs. Bessie Hobbs Rodgers or her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hurbert Hobbs. Her death certificate indicates she was buried in Montezuma.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 20, 1944

EUGENE L. RICKERSON

E. L. Rickerson, Coroner, Dies in Atlanta [Microfilmed on curve - Hard to read all of details]

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, July 19, for Eugene L. Rickerson, 43, who died July 17th athe Veterans Administration Hospital in Atlanta, after an illness of several months.

Mr. Rickerson was born in Drainville, Ga. in 1900 and moved to Macon County in _____. He was the son of Cora Stewart and the late Eugene E. Rickerson. Mr. Rickerson was Coroner of ____County.

Surviving are his wife and mother, Mrs. E. F. Rickerson of Oglethorpe, three sons, Robert Rickerson, U. S.____Pensacola, Fla., Eugene L. Rickerson, Jr., S. W. Pacific and ____Rickerson of Oglethorpe.

Services were conducted at the Montezuma Funeral Home by the Rev. Palmer, assisted by the Rev. Zeigler and interment was in FELTON CEMETERY.

Pallbearers & Honorary Escort - Not copied.

[Note: Eugene L. Rickerson [September 20, 1900 - July 17, 1944] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Cora S. Rickerson p1872 - 1946] Obit & Eugene F. Rickerson [1871 - 1929] Obit.


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

WILLIAM SEABORN ROBINSON, SR.

Funeral Services Conducted Tuesday For W. S. Robinson

William Sebe Robinson of Ideal died on Sunday afternoon at a Montezuma hospital after an illness of several months. Mr. Robinson was seventy-eight years old, having lived in Macon County all his life. He was the son of the late J. T. Robinson and Mrs. Hamie Reynolds Robinson. He was a member of the Ideal Methodist Church.

Mr. Robinson is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula P. Gilmore Robinson, two sons, W. S. Robinson, Jr. and J. B. Robinson; two daughters, Misses Dorothy Robinson and Mary Lillian Robinson; one sister, Mrs. J. W. Shealy of Murfreesboro, Tenn. and one brother J. E. Robinson of Montezuma.

The funeral was on Tuesday morning at 11 sm from the Ideal Methodist Church with the Rev. J. D. McCord officiating. Interment was at the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

[Note:William Seaborn Robinson, Sr. [February 26, 1866 - April 23, 1944] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Lula Gilmore Robinson [August 25, 1881 - January 4, 1945]


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

WILLIS HOBSON ROBBINS

Funeral Services Held Friday For Willis H. Robbins

Funeral services for Willis H. Robbins, 65, who died Wednesday in a local hospital following a long illness, were held at 10:30 am Friday in the Congregational Holiness Church, The Rev. W. R. Crawley and the Rev. L. J. Bragg officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - Not Copied.

Mr. Robbins was a retired farmer and a native of Buena Vista, but had resided here about a year. He was a member of Little Bethel Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Ida Bee Layfield Robbins; four sons, Morris Robbins of Americus, Luther Robins, and Roy Robbins, both of Montezuma, and Troy Robbins of Oglethorpe; two daughters, Mrs. Henry Albritton of Perry and Mrs. Boyce Miller of Buena Vista; two brothers, Tom Robbins of Marshallville and Jim Robbins of Macon; one sister, Mrs. Bud Cromer of Ideal; and 13 grandchildren.

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

[Note: W. Hobson Robbins [February 9, 1898 - August 26, 1964] is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Iva B. Robbins [9-25-1903 - 7-6-1978]


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

HOWARD RABURN, SR.

Services Held For Howard Raburn, Sr. Near Baconton.

Funeral services for Howard Raburn, Sr. were held Wednesday, February 19, at Spring Hill Church, near Baconton, Ga. with the Rev. Truluck and Rev. J. B. Lumpkin officiating. Nephews of Mr. Raburn served as pallbearers.

Mr. Raburn, who died Monday in a Camilla hospital, was a native of Macon County and had spent most of his life here. At the time of his death he was employed by Curry Construction Company of Albany.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mae Walsh Raburn; two sons, Howard Raburn, Jr. and Charlie Raburn, both of Albany; three brothers, Lamar Raburn and Carvis Raburn, both of Baconton, Ga. and Hayward Raburn of Shaw Air Force Base, S.C.; three sisters, Mrs. J. T. Jones and Miss Mary Lou Raburn, both of Meigs, Ga. and Mrs. James VanZant of Montezuma; four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.


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

THOMAS HERBERT MC KENZIE

Services Held For T. Herbert Mc Kenzie, 72.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon for T. Herbert McKenzie, 72, in the chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home with the Rev. C. G. Haugabook, the Rev. C. C. Edmundson and the Rev. C. G. Ward officiating. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - Not copied.

Mr. McKenzie, who died Saturday in a local hospital, was a native and lifelong resident of Montezuma. He was a retired bookkeeper and veteran of World War I.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lois H. McKenzie; a daughter, Miss Kathryn McKenzie of Montezuma; a brother, Emmett McKenzie of Macon and a number of nieces and nephews.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Thomas Herbert McKenzie [September 6, 1891 - February 22, 1964] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Lois Haugabook McKenzie [10-25-1892 - 2-2-1989]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 6, 1964

WILLIAM BENNETT RIDDLE

Graveside Rites Held Tuesdayt For Bennett Riddle, 50.

Graveside services for William Bennett Riddle, 50, former resident of Montezuma, were held Tuesday, February 4, in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY with the Rev. C. G. Ward officiating.

Mr. Riddle, a self-employed painting contractor, died at his home in Houston, Texas, Friday.

A native of Clay County, Alabama, he had resided in Houston for 19 years. He was a member of the Baptist denomination and a Navy veteran of World War II.

Survivors include his widow [not named] : four brothers, Wiley W. Riddle, Trice Riddle and Sam Riddle, all of Montezuma, and D. V. Riddle of Ashland, Ala.; three sisters, Mrs. E. E. Nelson of Americus, Mrs. W. H. Hodnett of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. M. O. Johnston of Winter Garden, Fla. and a number of nieces and nephews.

Watson Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge.

[Note: Bennet Riddle [July 28, 1912 - January 31, 1964] WW II Ala MM/2 USNR - is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery ]



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

JOHN WILLIAM ROBINSON

John W. Robinson, Lifelong Resident of County, Dies.

Death came early on the morning of Armistice Day for John H. Robinson, prominent farming citizen of Macon County who lived near Oglethorpe. Mr. Robinson, who was 74 years old, had seen the growth of the county since the days of Reconstruction. He was the son of John and Ledie Shealy Robinson, pioneer residents in this region. He died at 1:25 am Thursday.

Funeral services were held at 4:00 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the residence. The Rev. John D. Zeigler, pastor of the Lutheran Church of which the deceased was a member, officiated at the final rites. Interment was in the MT. ZION LUTHERAN CHURCHYARD CEMETERY. Arrangements were made by the Montezuma Funeral Home.

His wife, Mrs. Annie Maude Ellis Robinson, survives, also his son, Henry Robinson of Oglethorpe; a daughter, Miss Celeste Robinson of Oglethorpe; two brothers, Alva Robinson and Ed Robinson of Oglethorpe and a sister, Mrs. H. J. Walden of Thomaston.

[Note: John William Robinson [May 27, 1870 - November 11, 1943] is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside his wife, Addie/Annie Ellis Robinson [9-23-1882 - 6-13-1965]. I find his wife's name as Addie and as Annie] Anyone have proof of her name, please respond.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 7, 1943

JOE ROOKS

Andersonville Man Dies of Heart Attack

Joe Rooks, a resident of Andersonville for 32 years, died on Sunday as the result of a heart attack. Born in Schley County, he was the son of Timothy Rooks and Amanda Lonsford Roods, and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Services were held at the Andersonville Baptist Church Monday afternoon with the Rev. Dupree of Andersonville officiating. Interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Joe Rooks, a daughter, Mrs. L. C. Mayo of Atlanta; two brothers, John Rooks of Springdale, Ga. and W. A. Rooks of Birmingham, Ala.; two sisters, Mrs. Jessie Slater of Plains and Mrs. Dora Young of Americus.

[Note: Joe Rooks [January 31, 1879 - October 3, 1943] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Maxie [English] Rooks [April 19, 1883 - October 20, 1983]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 17, 1974

JACK HARRISON RUMPH

Services for Jack Harrison Rumph, 44, who died Monday in a local hospital after a short illness, were held at 11 am Tuesday in St. Mary's Episcopal Church where he was a member. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY with Rev. Tom Arledge officiating.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Mr. Rumph, a native of Montezuma, was a farmer, a G.M.A. graduate and an Auburn University graduate. He was a Veteran of the Korean Conflict. He served on the vestry at St. Mary's.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Daisy Howard Rumph; two sons, Ralph Howard Rumph, Stuart McKenzie Rumph, both of Montezuma; a brother, David McKenzie Rumph of Montezuma.
Watson - Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Jack Harrison Rumph - Born November 12, 1929 - Died January 14, 1971 is buried in Felton Cemetery]


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

ROYCE RUSSELL MILLER, JR.

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

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

 

 

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