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JAMES EDWARD THOMPSON    

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

MRS. WILLIE GENE [Ruth Smith] TAYLOR

Mrs. Ruth Smith Taylor, 74, of Route 1, Montezuma, Georgia, died Thursday, April 21, 1994 in Flint River Community Hospital.
Services were held at 3 pm Friday, April 22, in Cedar Valley Baptist Church. The Revs. Keith Alderman and Bill Givens officiated, and burial followed at the BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Mrs. Taylor, a native of Calhoun, Georgia, resided in Macon County for most of her life. She was the daughter of Jessie P. Smith and Addie Poarch Smith. She retired from Forest Mills Company after 50 years of service and was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church.
Survivors are her husband, Willie Gene Taylor of Montezuma; a son, Willie James Taylor of Charleston, S. C., a daughter, Mrs. Margaret T. Gross of Montezuma, three sisters, Mrs. Doris Griffin of Montezuma, Mrs. Rena Layfield of Pinehurst, Mrs. Madeline Tyler of Americus, four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, August 17, 1994

MRS. JAMES TERRELL [Agnes Walker] TANNER

Mrs. Agnes W. Tanner, age 83, of Oglethorpe, former long time resident of Americus, died on Saturday, July 9, 1994 at The Oaks Nursing Home.
Funeral services were held at 3 pm on Thursday, July 14, from the chapel of Hancock Funeral Home, with Rev. Dale McConnell officiating. Interment followed in SUNSET MEMORIAL GARDENS, in Americus. Grandsons and nephews served as pallbearers.
Mrs. Tanner, a native of Randolph County was born October 22, 1910, a daughter of the late Charles Wilburn Walker and Mary Edwards Walker. She was the wife of the late James Terrell Tanner who preceded her in death on August 7, 1977.
Survivors include one daughter, Joy Tanner McElroy of Cuba, Alabama; one son, James R. "Jim" Tanner of Oglethorpe; six sisters, Gladys Hooks of Cuthbert, Myrtice Morgan of Jacksonville, Florida; Cleon Prince of Aylett, Virginia; Martha Poole, Frances Crook and Clarice Manry, all of Americus; two brothers, Grady Walker of Cuthbert and Charles Wilburn Walker of Pelham; seven grandsons, Glenn McElroy, Jay McElroy, Sean McElroy, Tommy TGanner, Mark Tanner, Dennis Tanner and Eric Tanner; seven great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Red Cross.

 


 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. May 2, 1963

 ROY TARRER

 Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon, April 25, 1963 in Forest, Mississippi for Roy Tarrer, 46, former resident of Ideal, who died suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage early Tuesday at his home in that city.

 Mr. Tarrer was a partner with his brother, Smith Tarrer, in the produce business in Forest. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Tarrer of Ideal

 Surviving him are one brother, Smith Tarrer of Forest, Miss.; and three sisters, Mrs. Reginald Camilla of Decatur, Mrs. Clyde Jinks of Oglethorpe and Miss Agnes Tarrer, county health nurse in Colquitt.


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. August 1, 1963

 HARRIET O. TAYLOR

 Miss Hattie Taylor, 72, long-time secretary to Sen. Richard Russell, died Friday at St. Peteersburg, Fla.

 Funeral services were held Monday, July 29, at the graveside in MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY with the Rev. D. C. Kerr officiating.

 Miss Taylor was secretary to Russell while he was governor and served in his office in Washington until her retirement in 1956. Since that time she has lived in St. Petersburg.

 A native of Hawkinsville, she was a graduate of Sparks Collegiate Institute and Wesleyan College. She received her Masters Degree from Columbia University.

 A member of Phi Mu sorority, she was a sister of the late J. O. J. Taylor, a Methodist Missionary and Minister in the South Georgia Conference.

 Surviving are a sister, Mrs. I. W. Purdom of Sparta and eight nieces and nephews.

[Note: Harriet O. Taylor – Born August 8, 1891 – Died July 2, 1963 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery in a Taylor Family Lot No. 147, beside Ida Troupe Dickey, wife of Thomas Coleman Taylor [Aug 4, 1868 – Sept. 25, 1935] See her obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 2, 2005

HARRY CORNELIUS THOMASTON

Mr. Harry Cornelius Thomaston, 67, of Montezuma, passed away Sunday night, February 20, 2005. Funeral services were held at 11 am on Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the First Baptist Church of Montezuma. Burial followed in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Rev. Steven Wright and Rev. Matt Johnson officiated.

Born on February 12, 1938 in Dooly County, he was the son of the late Idis Cornelius Thomaston and Mary Frances Wisham Thomaston. Mr. Thomaston was a member of the First Baptist Church of Montezuma. He was a police officer with the City of Oglethorpe for 10 years and a member of the Police Benevolence Association.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Meadows Thomaston of Montezuma; one daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Lee Oliver of Oglethorpe; two brothers, Willie Thomaston and Alfred Thomaston, both of Macon, three grandchildren, Owen Childs, Katie Oliver and Jessica Oliver.

Flowers will be accepted or donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Montezuma, P. O. Box 357, Montezuma, Ga. 31063.

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

[Note: Harry C. Thomaston - Born - Feb. 12, 1938 - Died - Feb. 20, 2005 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery in Section D-54 [Center Section-near drive on lower side of cem.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 29, 1997

JAMES EVERETTE [Frog] THOMPSON

James Everette Thompson [Frog], 64, of Route 2 Box 52, Oglethorpe, died October 21, 1997 at Macon Northside Hospital. Funeral Services were held Thursday, at 2 pm at Watson-Mathews Funeral Chapel, with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, with Rev. Sidney Jones and W. T. Waldrop officiating.
Mr. Thompson was born May 5, 1933 in Villa Rica, Georgia. He was the son of Charlie M. and Effie Waldrip Thompson. He was retired from Southern Frozen Foods as a welder. He was an Army Veteran.
Survivors are his wife, Minerva Cromer Thompson of Oglethorpe, a daughter, Pazzie Taylor of Oglethorpe, two granddaughters, Monica Taylor and Melissa Morun of Oglethorpe, brother, Charles M. Thompson of Oglethorpe, sisters: Cora Peppers of Reynolds and Kathleen Henderson of Salem, Alabama


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga,. April 10, 1996

JOHN ALLEN THOMPSON, JR.

Mr. John Allen Thompson, Jr., 78 of 672 Central Ave., Byromville died Saturday, April 6, 1996 at his residence. Graveside services were held at 11 am Monday, April 8, 1996 in the PAGE FAMILY CEMETERY near Byromville. Rev. Eddie Braswell officiated.

Mr. Thompson was born March 23, 1918 in Crisp County, the son of John Allen Thompson, Sr,. and Mrs. Ruth English Thompson. Mr. Thompson had resided in Byromville most of his life where he was a retired U.S.Postal Clerk and owner and operator of Thompson Supply. He was a member of the Byromville United Methodist Church and served on the Board of Stewards, also served on the Byromville City Council for over 30 years and many years as Mayor Pro-tem. Mr. Thompson also served in the C. C. C. also a member of Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge No. 65 and a WW II Army/Air Force Veteran.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Evelyn White Thompson of Byromville; son, John Allen thompson, III of Byrom ville, Granddaughter, Mrs. Monica T. Morrow of Byromville, grandson, John Allen Thompson, IV, of Byromville; two sisters, Mrs. Joan T. Davis of Gainesville, Ga. and Mrs. Evelyn T. Lockeby of Lakeland, Ga.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: John A. Thompson, Jr. - Born - March 23, 1918 - Died - April 6, 1996 is buried in Page Family Cemetery Row 5-92 beside a marker for his wife, Evelyn W. Thompson [Jun 14, 1927 - NDD


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 19, 1994

MRS. JOHN A. [Ruth English] THOMPSON, SR.

Mrs. Ruth English Thompson, 96, of Byromville, Georgia, died Thursday, October 13, 1994 in Dooly Medical Center, Vienna, Georgia.
Graveside services were held at 2:30 pm Friday, October 14, 1994 in PAGE CEMETERY in Byromville, The Rev. Eddie Braswell officiated.
Mrs. Thompson, a native of Dublin, Ga. was born February 19, 1898. She had resided in Dooly County for most of her life, was a homemaker and a member of Byromville United Methodist Church. She was the wife of the late John A. Thompson, Sr.
Survivors are a son, John A. Thompson, Jr. of Byromville, two daughters, Mrs. Joan T. Davis of Gainesville, Ga., Mrs. Evelyn T. Lockeby of Lakeland, Ga., 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.


 

 

Book Unknown - I copied it from a book in the Blackshear Regional Library in Americus, Ga. but failed to write the title of the book on the copy.  Sorry.

 PORTLOCK   THOMPSON

Mr. Portlock Thompson died in Dooly Co., Ga. October 11, 1856, aged 62 years.  Born in Robinson [Robeson Co.], North Carolina, where he lived until 1814.

 [Note: Porteloch Thompson B. Robinson County, N.C. in 1794 - Died October 11, 1856 Age 62 years - On slab is May 15, 1929, erected by R. L. Thompson, Tampa, Fla. Buried in Travelers Rest Cemetery, just below the Montezuma City Limits.

 [Note: A couple of years ago, I took someone to show them where the Travelers Rest Cemetery was located and the Portlock Thompson lot had been cleared by someone, it was the only lot that you could comfortably walk in.


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

 MRS.   JACK   ALBERT   [Oreda  Parks]   TATUM

 Mrs. Oreda Parks Tatum, age 67, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Sunday, March 11, 1984, in the Oaks Nursing Home, Marshallville, Georgia. Funeral services were held at 3 pm Tuesday, March 13, in Cedar Valley Baptist Church.  The Rev. Jack Neill and the Rev. Larry C. Cosper officiated.  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

  Mrs. Tatum was born September 7, 1916, in Macon County, the daughter of George P.  Parks and Eula Joiner Parks.  She lived in Macon County all of her life, was a homemaker and retired from Forest Mills Co.

  Survivors are her husband, Jack A. Tatum of Montezuma; two sons, Jackie Scotty Tatum and Freddy M. Tatum, both of Montezuma; two brothers, George H. Parks of Montezuma, and Arthur Parks of Oglethorpe; three sisters, Mrs. Eva Mae Frank and Mrs. Clifford Dennis, both of Montezuma, Mrs. Mary Overby of Greenville, S. C.; one grandchild.

 Pallbearers - Not Copied.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for either Mr. or Mrs. Jack A. Tatum.  See his Obit.

[Note: Jack Albert Tatum  Born abt 1913  -  Died 8-30-1984 buried Bertha Dozier Cem. UNMARK'd [Mrs. Jack Albert [Oreda Parks] Tatum]  born Sept. 7, 1916 - Died 3-11-1984 buried Bertha Dozier Cem. UNMARKED.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 29, 1997

MS./MRS. RUBY TINNON

Ruby Tinnon, 94, of Montezuma, Georgia passed away Wednesday. Funeral services were held Friday, October 24, at 11 am in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Rev. Johnny Watts officiated.
Born in Fulton County. She was a homemaker.
She has no survivors. She is survived by her family at Montezuma Health Care Center.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


Macon County Newsleader - Montezuma, Ga. July 22, 1999

IN LOVING MEMORY OF JIMMY B. TROTTER
Jan. 29, 1940 - July 28, 1992

For the past seven years our hearts have ached for you. It is hard to think you have been gone these past years, for in my heart it seems like yesterday. I look at mama and see her carrying on, which I know must be the hardest task of all. As a child of 15, she said "I do" and grew with you for 32 years. You were her prince and now she must go through the kingdom of life with her own memories.

Your namesake Jimmy, who you knew at birth but had precious little time, holds your picture so dear. Memories of your time with him I keep treasured to pass on, for you are gone. Jessie Morgan, our sweet little girl, never knew the wonderful grandfather she had in you. As for me, I keep your memory, my dad, my best friend, my hero-the man I hold so dear; I miss you, but I'm not blue. I can still see your happy smile. Your brown eyes that shine so true. The red hair that sparkled when the sun shines so bright. The love you had for me I miss with each passing day. But I know we will see each other again someday.

Until that day comes, I will remember you; sometimes the tears may come, that is because I miss you so much. But that is because I loved you so much.

My dad, my friend, my hero! Signed: Doris Trotter Chastain- your loving daughter.


 

 

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

MRS. THOMAS OLIN [Eudora Ragan] TURNER

Mrs. Eudora Ragan Turner, age 78 of Oglethorpe, Georgia, died Saturday, March 26, 1983 in The Oaks Nursing Home, Marshallville, Ga. Funeral services were held at 3 pm Sunday, March 27 in the Oglethorpe Baptist Church. The Rev. Bill Deakins officiated. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS.
Mrs. Turner was born in Rochelle, Georgia, May 10, 1904, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Ragan. She lived in Oglethorpe for approximately 55 years and was the wife of the late Thomas O. Turner. She was a graduate of Georgia College in Milledgeville and a retired school teacher, having taught in Macon County for the past 35 years. She was also a member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church.
Survivors are two sisters-in-law, Mrs. H. C. Bessinger of Perry, Miss, Katherine Turner of Atlanta; four nephews, Gordon McCarthy of Oglethorpe, Willard McCarthy of Hohenwald, Tenn; Carlton Bessinger of Atlanta, John Slade of Jonesboro and one niece, Mrs. Jimmy Connell of Perry.
Pallbearers were J. H. Taylor, Bill Powell, Bill Scovill, M. L. Shealy, Jr., Jamie Williams and Dr. Richard Chase.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Eudora Ragan Turner - Born May 10, 1904 - Died March 26, 1983 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Thomas Olin Turner [6-29-1891 - 7-20-1980]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 29, 1983

OSCAR PED TATE

Mr. Oscar Ped Tate, age 79, of Montezuma, died Friday, June 24, 1983 at his home. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 26, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home at 3 pm. The Rev. C. G. Ward officiated. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Mr. Tate, the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Tate, was born November 17, 1903 in Sylacauga, Alabama. He resided in Montezuma most of his life, was a retired farmer and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Hester Martin Tate of Montezuma, a brother, Clinton Tate of Columbus, Ga. a sister, Mrs. W. E. Lloyd of Perry, Ga., several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers - Not - Copied.

[Note: Oscar P. Tate - Born November 17, 1903 - Died June 24, 1983 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Hester M. Tate [3-2-1908 - 5-29-1984]
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 5, 1984

JACK ALBERT TATUM

Services Held For Jack A. Tatum, 71, of Montezuma.
Funeral services for Mr. Jack Albert Tatum, age 71, of Montezuma, were held at 11:00 am Saturday, September 1, 1984 in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Mr. Tatum died Thursday, August 30, in the Macon County Medical Center after a long illness. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. The Rev. Larry C. Cosper officiated.
Mr. Tatum, a native of Schley County, lived in Montezuma for most of his life. He was a carpenter, an Army Veteran of world War II and the husband of the late Oreda Parks Tatum.
Survivors are two sons, Jackie Scotty Tatum and Freddy M. Tatum, both of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Bell Short of Reynolds and Mrs. Susie Waters of Montezuma; one grandchild, Merinda Jill Tatum.
Pallbearers were Joe Trussell, Charlie Edwards, Marvin Edwards, Allen Payne, Henry Smith, John Harvard, Mickey Head, and Harmon Head.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Bertha Dozier Cemetery for Jack Albert Tatum - Born abt. 1913 - d. 8-30-1984 and his wife was deceased before him, I do NOT find a marked grave for her in "Cemeteries of Macon County".
 


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

HEARCHEL RAY THOMPSON

Hearchel Ray Thompson, 83, of Byromville, Georgia passed away Sunday at his residence. Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 10, at 4 pm in Byromville Baptist Church with burial in ROBERTS CEMETERY in Byromville. Rev. Jeff Powell and Rev. Bobby Ward officiated.
Born in Dooly County, he was the son of the late W. P. Thompson and Lona Beatrice Acree. He was a member of Byromville Baptist Church where he attended the Seniors Sunday School Class and was a deacon. He was self employed carpenter and farmer.
He is survived by his wife, Lucy Thompson of Byromville; children, James Allen Thompson of Byromville, Doyle Ray "Buck" Thompson of Marshallville, Floyd L. Tucker of Byromville; Mary Beth Reed of Byromville, Margaret Mayo of Enterprise Alabama; Cathy Thompson of Byromville, Sisters, Carolyn Wilkes of Byromville 17 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.
In Lieu of flowers the family request donations be sent to the Byromville Baptist Church c/o the Building Fund, Byromville, Georgia 31007.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 20, 1980

JAMES EDWARD THOMPSON

Auto Accident Victim, Buried Tuesday at Bertha Dozier
James Edward Thompson of Oglethorpe died Sunday, February 10, as a result of an automobile accident in Cordele, Ga. He was 16 years of age. He had attended Macon County High School and was employed with Daniel Construction Company.
Surviving James are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Everett Thompson, a sister, Ms. Pazzie Taylor and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mel B. Cromer of Oglethorpe.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 12, in the Congregational Holiness Church in Montezuma with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Sister Lorene Smith officiated.
Pallbearers were Carl Raburn, Carroll Raburn, Ronald Tarrer, Leo Wiggins, Gene Anderson, Floyd Rooks, Gene Thompson and Leon Thompson.

[Note: James Edward Thompson - Born April 19, 1963 - Died February 10, 1980 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery.

 


 

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. 8-12-1910
A MONUMENT WAS ERECTED last week in the Cemetery in Marshallville, in memory of Mr. Henry W. Taylor
It stands twenty two feet high and attracts attention by its simplicity and beauty. The tall shaft and drapery are artistic
in the park like cemetery, a model of neatness and beauty that reminds one of an old English Churchyard, near the Church in the heart of the town.
[Note: Mr. Taylor was born 10-10-1851, died 5-28-1909]
[Son of Emeline and Alexander T. Taylor also buried in
[Marshallville Cemetery]


Sidney P. Tison

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Nov. 4,1937
PROMINENT CITIZEN OF ENGLISHVILLE PASSES AT AGE 75
Mr. Sidney P. Tison, aged 75, a prominent citizen of Englishville, died at the home of his niece, Mrs. M. H. English, Monday morning after an illness of some time.
Mr. Tison had made his home with Mr. and Mrs. M. H. English for the past 30 years. He is survived by one niece, one nephew, six great nephews and seven great nieces.
Funeral services were conducted by the Montezuma Funeral Home and interment was in the Americus Cemetery.


Little Eugene Theus

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Sept.13,1937
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR LITTLE EUGENE THEUS
Oglethorpe, Ga. - Sept. 16 - Funeral services for little Eugene Theus, age 1 year, who died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Theus, near Cordele Monday night, were held at Red Hill, Tuesday morning. The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Chance, pastor of the Red Hill Primitive Baptist church.
The infant was the grandson of Mr. Sam English of Oglethorpe.
[Note: There is not a marked grave in the Red Hill Cemetery for little Eugene Theus. He possibly is buried very near his grandfather, Sam Joe English, Sr. [1883-1965] even though there is no visible evidence of an unmarked childs grave.]


The Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March, 2000

 LILLA MAE ETHRIDGE HAND THEUS, 91 DIED SUNDAY.

 Lilla Mae Ethridge Hand Theus, 91, of Ideal passed away Sunday, February
27, 2000. Funeral services were held Tuesday at Ideal Baptist Church with
burial in Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens. Rev. Sydney Clay and Rev. Clarence
Keene officiated.
 Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Charlie Ethridge
and Lizzie Tarrer Ethridge. She is the widow of Victor Theus and Bernard
Anthon Hand. She was a former salesperson for Avon and retired from the
Montezuma Knitting Mill. She was a member of the Ideal Baptist Church.
 She is survived by her daughter; Betty Hall of Oglethorpe and two
grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
 Memorials may be made to the Ideal Baptist Church, Ideal, Ga. 31041.
Watson Mathews Funeral Home had charge.
 [Note: Lillie Mae Ethridge Hand Theus Born January 9, 1909 - February 27,
2000 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her first husband, Bernard
Anthon Hand [ May 31, 1897 - Feb. 8, 1982].
 


 

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

JOE EARLY TARRER

Joe E. Tarrer Was Buried Tuesday With Full Military Honors.

Mr. Joe Early Tarrer died Sunday morning in the United States Veterans Hospital in Oteen, N.C., where he spent his last days before he succumbed to tubercolosis, which was the result of having been gassed in doing service for his country in France.
Abstracting: Volunteered April 6th 1916,Rainbow Div., 151st Machine Gun Batt. He was gassed in Champagne, and later at the battle of St.Mihiel in 1918 one leg badly mutilated, necessary to amputate.
Much more - not copied.
Joe Early Tarrer was the 2nd son of the late Mr. Joe C. Tarrer and Mrs Lizzie Tarrer. He was a member of the Ideal Methodist Church. He married Miss Ethleen Tarrer, daughter of M/M L.T.Tarrer of this place. They had 2 children, Marjorie and [unreadable].
Interment in Ideal Cemetery, survived by wife, and two children, his mother, three sisters, Mrs. L. B. Lockwood and Miss Mylie Tarrer of Ideal and Mrs. Euston Jones of Freehold, N.J.; and three brothers, Mr. T. A. Tarrer, Mr. Henry Jesse Tarrer and Mr. James Tarrer of Ideal, besides a host of relatives and friends, and his "buddies".
It is estimated that 1500 people attended the funeral, being the greatest number that ev er attended any funeral in Ideal.

[Note: Joe Early Tarrer [Died 2-16-1930] WWI and is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his wife, Ethleen [Tarrer] Tarrer Camilla [12-7-1898 - 11-17-1979]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 29, 1995

MRS. WILLIAM E. [Marge Genell Burch] TOOLE

Mrs. Marge Genell Burch Toole, 70, of 107 Pecan Dr., Montezuma, died Thursday, Nov. 23, 1995, in the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, Ga.

Services were held at 2 pm Saturday, Nov. 25, in Shiloh Baptist Church, with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma, The Rev. Clarence Keene officiated.

Mrs. Toole, a native of Laurens Co., Ga,., was born July 25, 1925. She was the daughter of Mr. Mather Burch and Mrs. Jennie Fordham. She had resided in Macon County since 1953, where she was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church and had retired from Southern Frozen foods.

Survivors are her husband, Rev. William E. Toole of Montezuma; a daughter, Mrs. Brenda T. James of Oglethorpe; a son, Richard Toole of Perry; mother, Mrs. Cornelia Fordham of Plant City, Fla.; two brothers, Ray Burch of Hawkinsville and Jimmy Fordham of Plant City, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Sara Allen of Macon and Mrs. Sandra Stone of Winter Park, Fkla.; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Marge Genell Burch, w/o Rev. W. E. Toole - Born July 25, 1925 - Died Nov. 23, 1995 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery [Section A - Row 2-96] beside her husband, Rev. William Early Toole [Apr. 24, 1920 - Feb. 4, 1998] See his obit

 


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga. ,   August 11, 1960

 R.      HINTON      TURNER

  Funeral services for R. Hinton Turner, 63, who died Thursday in a Doutlas hospital, were held Saturday at the First Methodist Church of Douglas .  Burial was in the DOUGLAS CITY CEMETERY .

  He was a civil engineer with the Georgia Highway Department.

  Survivors include his wife, Helen Bowden Turner of Douglas ; three sisters, Mrs. A. W. McCarthy and Mrs. N. C. Bessinger, both of Perry, and Miss Kathryn Turner of Atlanta; and two brothers, Levie Turner and Walter Turner, both of Oglethorpe.

  [Note: The 1920 Macon County Census shows:

TURNER,  Katie [Hill]          49  f/w wid ggg [1869-Sept. 1947] O’thorpe OBIT

  [Katie Hill Turner is widow of Thomas Olin Turner 1859-1915] Turner Cem. Obit

  Wm. Levie                son      30  m/w s ggg [1889-1978]O’thorpe Cem.

  Thomas Olin son      26  m/w s ggg [1891 – 1980] O’thorpe Cem.

  R. Hinton                  son      21  m/w s ggg

  Lucy C.                     dau.     13  f/w s ggg [4-22-1906-11-18-1947]m’d Zean Slade

  Mary G.                    dau.       9  f/w s ggg

Margaret                  dau.       6  f/w s ggg

 Margaret                  dau.       6  f/w s ggg

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.      September 1, 1960

 MRS.     WALTER      P.    [Emma   Smith]      THOMAS

 Funeral services for Mrs. Walter  P. Thomas, 79, who died Sunday at the home of her daughter in Marshallville, were held Monday at the Hebron Baptist Church near Americus .

 The Rev. William C. Tribble and the Rev. J. A. Ivey officiated with burial in the HEBRON BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY near Americus .

 Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. J. D. Chappell of Marshallville; a son, W. P. Thomas, Jr of Savannah ; two grandsons, James Chappell, Jr. of Washington, D.C. and Grigsby Chappell of Marshallville; and two brothers, Dole Smith of Macon and Savoy Smith of Albany.

 Rooks Funeral Home of Fort Valley was in charge of arrangements.


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.                   June 2, 1960

 JAMES     RANDOLPH      [Randy]     TRIBBLE

 James Randolph [Randy] Tribble, seven year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Tribble, Jr. of Marshallville, died Wednesday, May 25, at his home following an extended illness.

 Funeral services were held at Oakland City Baptist Church in Atlanta on Thursday.  The Rev. Jesse M. Hendley officiated and burial following the the GREENWOOD CEMETERY in Atlanta .

 Survivors include a brother, W. C. Tribble, III, two sisters, Dennise Tribble and Kay Tribble, all of Marshallville; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Tribble, Sr., of Hapeville and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Harris of Atlanta.

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

 [Note: William C. Tribble, Jr. was  the pastor of THE MARSHALLVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH   during the time of Randy’s illness and death.]


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

   MATTIE     L.     THEUS

 Funeral services for Miss Mattie L. Theus, 79, who died, Friday, were held Sunday at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church near Reynolds.

 Elder Bentley Adams officiated and burial was in the BETHLEHEM PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY .

 She is survived by five sisters, Mrs. Preston  Worth [Lizzie Theus]  Greer,  Mrs. A. [Alice Theus]  Bostick,  Mrs. Floyd S. [Fannie Ruth Theus]  Jinks, all of Ideal,  Mrs. John H. [Lou Theus] Barfield of Thomaston, and Mrs. Thomas  Lafayette [Dora Theus] Barfield of Butler;  three brothers, George Theus and David Theus, both of Ideal and Henry Theus of Reynolds.

 

Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church Cemetery for Miss Mattie L. Theus.  I do find: 

David Russell Theus       b. 4-1-1897   -         No death date  [Brother ]

George Thomas Theus   b.  8-30-1877          d.  12-29-1963    [Brother]

Henry D. Theus               b. Dec. 29, 1887    d.  4-24-1965       [Brother]

Thomas B. Theus             b.8-7-1841            d. 5-3-1918   CSA [Father]

Emma Gresham Theus    b.12-22-1855        d. 3-20-1937      [Mother ?] w/o Thos.

Dora Theus Barfield         b. 10-10-1884        d. 8-8-1960        [Sister]

Fannie Ruth Theus Jinks  b. 10-22-1893       d. 9-12-1965      [Sister]

Mary Lizzie Theus Greer  b. 12-10-1878       d. 9-29-1962      [Sister]

Probable:

Lula Williams Barfield      b. 6-27-1878          d. 6-14-1947     [Possible sister]

[Note: These names and dates come from “Cemeteries of Taylor County ” and they are in alphabetical order]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   March 24, 1976

 MRS.  MIRIAM  MARTIN  TOOKE

 Mrs. Mariam Martin Tooke of Marshallville , Georgia died Wednesday, March 17, in a Dothan , Alabama Nursing Home.  She was 76 years of age.  She was a native of Marshallville and a member of the Marshallville Methodist Church

 Graveside services for Mrs. Tooke were held Friday, March 19, at the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY .  The Rev. Ronnie Wills officiated.

 Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. S. B. Carter of Dothan , Alabama and Mrs. W. A. Jolly of Atlanta and one brother, Rowe F. Martin of Jacksonville , Florida .

 [Note: Miriam Martin Tooke – Born February 28, 1900 – Died March 17, 1976 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her brother, Rowe Frederick Martin – March 28, 1912 April 27, 1988 ]

[Note: She was a daughter of Thomas J. Martin [1870 – 1939] & his wife, Georgia Breedlove Martin [1873 – 1920]


Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   January 7, 1976

 HERSCHEL  THOMPSON

 Herschel Thompson of Oglethorpe, died Monday, December 29, 1975 at the Americus-Sumter County Hospital after an extended illness.  He was 65 years of age.  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, December 31, at the Whitewater Baptist Church with Rev. Donald Brett, pastor, officiating,  Interment was at LITTLE BETHEL CHURCH CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers were Ronald Tarrer, Leo Wiggins, Carl Raburn, Billy Thompson, W. t. Cromer and James Cromer.

 Mr. Thompson was a native of Bremen , Ga. and had resided in Macon County for 47 years.  He was a retired farmer and a member of Whitewater Baptist Church .

 Survivors are his widow, Mrs. Odessa Cromer Thompson of Oglethorpe; two sons, Leon Thompson of Oglethorpe and Eugene Thompson of Montezuma; four brothers, Marshall Thompson of Tifton O. W. Thompson of Opelika , Al.; James Thompson and Charlie Thompson of Oglethorpe; four sisters, Mrs. Elsie Harper of Macon, Mrs. Maxine Winters and Mrs. Cathalene Dorsey of Butler and Mrs. Cora Mae Peppers of New York; one grandson, Earl Thompson of Oglethorpe.  Watson Mathews was in charge.

 [Note: Herschel Thompson – Born March 10, 1910 – Died December 29, 1975 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery beside Bertice Akins Thompson[Mrs. Leon Thompson][1929 – 1991] OBIT and an ADULT UNMARKED GRAVE.

 


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga. October 29, 1975

 MISS  EUNICE  O.  TILL

 Miss Eunice O. Till of Montezuma passed away at a local hospital Thursday, October 23, following a brief illness.  Miss Till, who was 79 years of age was a native of Macon County , living here all her life.  She was a member of the Montezuma First Baptist Church , a Sunday School teacher for many years and a member of the Missionary Society and she has always been very active in every phase of church activities.

 Funeral services for Miss Till were held Saturday, October 25, 1975 at the First Baptist Church with the pastor, Rev. Ken Bush and former pastor, Rev. C. G. Ward officiating.  Interment was in FELTON CEMETERY .

 Serving as pallbearers were Ronald Shilts, William Jones, Wayne Chapman, Randall Walker, Sanford Cheeves and Charles McDuffie.

 Funeral arrangements were by Watson-Mathews.

 [Note: Eunice O. Till – Born October 8, 1896 – Died October 23, 1975 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Belle Price Till [1869 – 1952] See her Obit.

 


From: THE BUTLER HERALD - Taylor Co., Ga., abstracted by Marilyn N. Windham. Vol. 6, # 50, September 19. 1882:
Mr. Calve Turner died at his residence on the 18th inst. of congestion of the brain. Mr. Turner was brother, we believe, of Mrs. James R. Hays.
[Note: A. D. Turner, son of Levi Turner, called "Cal" or "Kal" Died 1882. is buried in the Turner Family Cemetery located on the south side of Co. Rd. 69, about 1 & 1/2 miles west of Ideal, Ga.] [He was born ca. 1838 since he was listed as being 42 in the 1880 Census of Macon Co., Ga. with a wife, Mariah Adaline 38, James 17, Robert 15, Thomas 13, Carrobell 9, Levi 7, and Maryanna 2.][On May 10, 1860, Alonzo D. Turner married Maria A. Worsham in Macon County Marriage Bk. A/60.] If you have knowledge of other burials in this cemetery PLEASE RESPOND. It is believed that all graves are not marked


 

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Oct. 29, 1926

MR. JOSEPH C. TARRER
Mr. Joseph C. Tarrer, age 65, one of Macon County's most prominent and respected citizens died suddenly at his home in Ideal Wesnesday night at 9 o'clock.
Mr. Tarrer was born and reared in Macon County and numbered his friends by his acquaintances. He was the founder of __________________-this county, a successful
business man and he also served his county on the board of roads and revenues. Mr. Tarrer was a member of the Methodist Church.
The deceased is survived by the following: his widow, Mrs. Isabel Tarrer [b. ca. 1870]. four sons, T. A. [Thomas Allen] Tarrer, J. E. [Joe Early] Tarrer, H. J. [Henry Jesse} Tarrer and J. M. [James Monroe]Tarrer, all of Ideal; three daughters, Mrs. L. B. Lockwood of Ideal, Hueston James of Tifton, Miss Miley Tarrer of Ideal, Mrs. W. S. Lockwood of Ideal, his niece.
The funeral and interment which took place at Ideal Thursday afternoon was attended by an exceedingly large concourse of friends. The contribution of floral offerings was beautiful. Rev. J. J. Sanders, of Oglethorpe, conducted the ceremonies.
[Note: In the Ideal Cemetery there is a marker for J.C.Tarrer
with No Dates on it.[He died 10-29-1926 & was 65 yrs old
therefore he was born about 1861] Next to this marker is an unmarked adult grave, I think it is probably his wife, Isabell Tarrer]


Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 11, 1967
TOOKE - BRIDGES -

J. HARRISON TOOKE BURIED IN FLORIDA
Funeral services for J. Harrison Tuke of 1161 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE, Atlanta, a printer for Atlanta Newspapers, Inc. for 16 years, were held Monday in Coleman, Fla. Burial was also in Coleman. Mr. Tooke, 61, a native of Montezuma, Ga., died Saturday in a private hospital. He was a veteran of World War II. Survivors are his widow, the former Martha Bridges; a sister; Miss Sara Tooke of Coleman; brothers, W. R. Tooke, Sr. of Atlanta and D. H. Tooke, Sr. of Orlando., Fla. [According to the 1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census, J. Harrison Tooke was a son of William Henry Tooke [1858 - 1938] and his wife, Eunice [Wicker] Tooke [1877-1940] both parents are buried in Felton Cemetery in Montezuma, Ga.


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

THOMPSON - AKINS - GARREN - ARNETT - MC AFEE

MRS. LEON [Bertice Akins] THOMPSON Died Dec.6, 1991
Oglethorpe, Ga. - Bertice Akins Thompson, 62, of Georgia 49, South, died Friday in a Montezuma hospital. Born in Wilcox County, she lived in Macon County for the past 20 years, moving from Cordele. She was a homemaker. Survivors: husband, Leon Thompson of Oglethorpe; children: Donna Garren of Montezuma, Judy Arnett of Cordele and Rickey McAfee of Fayetteville, N.C. Seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren Services: 2 pm Sunday in LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH, Ideal. Burial: Church Cemetery. The Rev. Sidney Jones will officiate. Watson-Mathews has charge. [Note: Bertice Akins Thompson - Born February 26, 1929 - Died December 6, 1991 is buried in Little Bethel Baptist Cemetery beside Hershel Thompson [March 10, 1910 - December 29, 1975]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 14, 1967
TARRER - BARFIELD - BLAND -

MRS. JAMES MONROE [Eva Lee Barfield] TARRER, Rites
Funeral rites for Mrs. Eva Lee Barfield Tarrer were held Tuesday, September 12, at the Ideal Baptist Church with Rev. James Burleson, Rev. Clarence Keene and Rev. Henry Thomas officiating. Interment was in the IDEAL CEMETERY. Mrs. Tarrer was a former resident of Ideal but had been living in Brunswick for 20 years. Survivors are her husband, James Tarrer of Brunswick; one son, Roy Tarrer of St. Simons' Island; one daughter, Mrs. W. C. Bland of Brunsick; one grandson, Carl Bland of Brunswick; her mother, Mrs. Beulah Barfield and one brother, Edgar Barfield of Atlanta. Pallbearers - Not copied. [Note: Eva Lee Tarrer - Born April 7, 1906 - Died September 10, 1967 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, James Monroe Tarrer [Feb. 2, 1903 - Dec. 10, 1971]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 2, 1969

TAYLOR-JACKSON-BROXTON-HILL-WEHUNT.

MRS. RUSSELLE ANN TAYLOR, 27 OBITUARY Services for Mrs. Russelle Ann Taylor, 27, who died at her home Saturday night, December 28, were held Monday, December 30, in the Memorial Heights Baptist Church, Perry. The Rev. Tom Harmon officiated with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Perry. Mrs. Taylor was a native of Macon County and had lived in Perry for 10 years. She was a member of Memorial Heights Baptist Chaurch in Perry. Survivors include her husband, Billy E. Taylor of Perry; a daughter, Windy Taylor of Perry; a son, Phillip Taylor of Perry; her father, Lowell Jackson of Montezuma; her mother, Mrs. Ruth Broxton of Unadilla; two sisters, Mrs. Charles Hill of Hawkinsville and Mrs. Bill Wehunt of Atlanta; and a brother, Lowell Jackson, Jr. of Unadilla. Watson - Hunt Funeral Home of Perry was in charge. [Note: There is: Buried in Felton Cemetery-Montezuma, Ga. Lowell E. Jackson, Ga. Cpl 503 Base Unit AAF Born 4-7-1916 Died May 3, 1971.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  June 4, 1942

HENRY  JESSE  TARRER

H. J. Tarrer Buried At Ideal Tuesday.
  Henry J. Tarrer, who died of a lingering illness on May 31, at the North Georgia Hospital, was buried in the IDEAL CEMETERY Tuesday afternoon, following funeral services at the Ideal Methodist Church.  Mr. Tarrer was a mechanic by profession, was aged 42 years, and was born in Macon County. He had lived in Ideal all of his life.
  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Tarrer, his Mother, Mrs. J. C. Tarrer; two sisters, Mrs. Myles Strickland of Columbus and Mrs. L. B. Lockwood of Doerun; two brothers, T. A. Tarrer of Columbus and J. W. Tarrer of Macon County.
  Active pallbearers were Howard Parks, Fred Payne, Jessie James, Clyde Gilbert, Charlie Gardner and Mr. Sutton.
  Honorary pallbearers were Jimmie Felker, G. C. Gilbert, George Barfield, Mr. Felton, Monroe Harden, Arthur Jinks, Arthur Fowler, Jim Lightner, Harvey McCarty, Millard Childs, Theodore Jolly, Bernard Hand, Clyde Chapman, Clyde Raburn, Homer Davis, Sam Hinds, Jerff Johnson and Mack Snellgrove.

[Note: Henry Jesse Tarrer [June 3, 1900 - May 31, 1942] is buried in Ideal Cemetery.
[Note: Henry Jesse Tarrer married Lena Bell Barfield in Macon Co., Ga. Marriage Bk. "H"]
 


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

MRS. WILLIAM HENRY [Dora B. Peterman] THEUS

Mrs. Dora B. Theus, 95, died thursday, November 30, 1972 in The Medical Center Hospital in Columbus.
Services were held at 3:30 PM Friday, December 1, from the Bethel Primitive Baptist Church in Butler. Burial was in the BETHEL CEMETERY. Rev. John Manghram officiated. Pallbearers were Don Bond, Julian Cox, Harold Theus, Bently Theus, Charlie C. Giles, Jr. and D. Taunton.
Mrs. Theus lived in Butler and was a native of Taylor County.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Joe H. Cox of Griffin, Mrs. C. D. Windham of Macon, Mrs. J. C. Cox of Montezuma and Mrs. H. C. Bond of Reynolds; two sons, Simon Vester Theus and Leon W. Theus of Butler.
Edwards Bros. Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 21, 1972

MRS. THOMAS H. [Janie Johnson] TINSLEY

Mrs. Janie Johnson Tinsley, passed away Friday, December 15, 1972 at Magnolia Manor Nursing Home where she had resided since 1969. Mrs. Tinsley was 86 years old. Mrs. Tinsley was a native of Macon County and the widow of the late Rev. T. H. Tinsley. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors are one son, Rev. W. Carroll Tinsley of Atlanta and one daughter, Mrs. M. D. Daley of Loredo, Texas; a number of nieces , nephews and grandchildren.
Funeral services were Sunday December 17, at 2 PM at the Oglethorpe United Methodist Church with burial in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. The Rev. James Webb, Rev. Roy Gardner and Rev. J. Ellsworth Tucker conducted the funeral services. Pallbearers were the grandsons of Mrs. Tinsley.

[Note: Janie Johnson Tinsley - Born - November 29, 1886 - Died - December 15, 1972 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Thomas H. Tinsley [Nov. 8, 1887 - Jan 21, 1949] See his Obit.
 


Citizen &  Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  April 30, 1964

MRS.  STEVE  A.  [Irene  Johnson]  TURNELL

Final Rites For Mrs. Irene Turnell Held April 23.
Funeral services for Mrs. Irene Johnson Turnell, 40, of 214 Sunstede Road, Warner Robins, were held Thursday, April 23, in the Marshallville Methodist Church.
  The Rev. J. Felton Harden officiated and burial was in the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY.
  Mrs. Turnell died early Wednesday morning in the Houston County Hospital following a long illness.
  She was born in Marshallville and had lived in Warner Robins for 14 years, moving here from Marshallville. She graduated from Marshallville High School and was a member of the Methodist Church of Marshallville.
  Mrs. Turnell retired in 1963 from Robins Air Force Base, where she was employed in the motor pool.   She was an organizer and charter member of the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary in Warner Robins.
  Survivors include her husband, Steve A. Turnell of Warner Robins; one daughter, Miss Clara Turnell and two sons, Richard Turnell and Abbott Turnell, all of Warner Robins; parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Johnson of Marshallville; three sisters, Miss Helen Johnson of Marshallville and Mrs. Lucian Bowie and Mrs. O. L. Brooks, both of Athens; one brother, E. B. Johnson of Danielsville; and several nieces and nephews.

[Note: Irene Johnson Turnell [January 2, 1924 - April 22, 1964] is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband, Steve A. Turnell [Jan. 24, 1910 - April 3, 1979]
 


 

 

S. M. TIMBERLAKE

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Dec. 23, 1927
S. M. TIMBERLAKE
Marshallville, Dec. 20, Funeral services were held here at 3:30 this afternoon for S. M. Timberlake, 65, prominent merchant and peach grower of this city, whose death occurred Monday morning, after a short illness.
Rev. W. M. Heywood conducted the services from the Methodist Church. Interment was in the local [Marshallville]
Cemetery
[Note: S.M.Timberlake Born 12-10-1862 Died 12-19-1927
& wife, Evelyn King Timberlake Born 5-19-1862 Died 6-19-1955 are both buried in Marshallville as well as Mr.
Timberlake's parents]


OBITS   for   March  2003

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   March 25, 1943

CHARLES JUDSON   ‘JOHN’  TOLER

Funeral Services Held For C. J. Toler Monday Morning

Funeral services were held Monday morning at eleven o’clock for C. J. [“John”] Toler of Oglethorpe, who died Saturday.  The services took place at the Oglethorpe Baptist Church with the Rev. Hoyt Farr officiating, assisted by the Rev. John Zeigler of the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.  Interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY and funeral arrangements were made by the Montezuma Funeral Home.

  Pallbearers were: W. T. Jolly, J. W. Hammock, J. L. Webb, T. Q. Webb, Martin Bray and Frank Hollander.

  Mr. Toler was born in Wrightsville, Ga., October 4, 1877 and had lived in Oglethorpe for 16 years. He was a farmer and also engaged in milling.

  Surviving him are: three brothers, Bob Toler of Hawkinsville, Ben Toler of McIntyre and Harrison Toler of Glenwood.  There are also several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Toler died several years ago. [She was the former Miss Anne Smith. B.,5-24-1886  Dublin Co.,  d/o W.P.Smith & Annie Leah Stevenson Smith b. Dublin.]-  Burial: Oglethorpe, Ga. 7-8-1941 d.7-7-1941]

  [Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in “Cemeteries of Macon County” nor in the Oglethorpe Cemetery for C. J. John Toler.  Anyone having any info on Mr. and Mrs. C.J.Toler, please respond.]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  January 26, 1956

MRS.    DANIEL    C.    [Sarah E. ____]       TURRENTINE

Services Today For Mrs. Sara Turrentine

  Graveside services for Mrs. Sara E. Turrentine will be held Thursday afternoon at the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY with Rev. C. H. Williams officiating.

  Pallbearers will include Troy Virden, C. C. Haslam, Sr., Frank Slade, H. M. McKenzie, Jim Lester and Cooper Clark.

  A former resident of Marshallville, Mrs. Turrentine died in Jacksonville, Fla. Survivors include one daughter and one son, both of Jacksonville.

 

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in Marshallville Cemetery for Sara Turrentine BUT I do find an UNMARKED ADULT GRAVE next to Daniel C. Turrentine [3-11-1857 – 12-3-1929]

[Note:  D.C.Turrentin married Fudge E. Laidler on 10-10-1880 in Houston Co., Ga. Marriage Bk. “D”]  She very likely died, was buried in the FUDGE CEMETERY that was destroyed by the Landowner, it was east of Marshallville about 2 miles near Baptist Creek.  Many members of the Fudge Family and the Laidler Family were buried there.]


OBITS     FOR     JUNE     2003

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. September 18, 1958

 MICHAEL     LYNN     TARRER

 Tarrer Infant Buried Tuesday.

  Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at the IDEAL CEMETERY for Michael Lynn Tarrer, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Tarrer.  The Rev. H. H. Gregory of the Ideal Baptist Church officiated.  In addition to his parents, three brothers, David Tarrer, Ronald Tarrer and Tony Tarrer survive.

  Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Michael Tarrer – Only One date: September 24, 1958 is buried in Ideal Cemetery.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 28, 1956

THOMAS L. TARRER

Thomas L. Tarrer, Former Resident, Buried At Ideal.

Funeral services for Thomas L. Tarrer, 80, who died in a Colquitt, Ga. hospital, were held Monday at the Ideal Methodist Church with the Rev . Carl Ayers officiating.

Mr. Tarrer was born and reared in Macon County, having resided in Ideal before moving to Colquitt. He was a retired farmer and member of the Lutheran Church.

Survivors include three daughters, Miss Charlotte Tarrer of Colquitt with whom he resided; Mrs. G. C. Jinks of Colquitt and Mrs. R. D. Camilla of Decatur; two sons, Roy Tarrer and Smith Tarrer of Forest, Miss.; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. J. H. Williams of Ideal and a brother, Will Tarrer of Cordele.

[Note: Thomas L. Tarrer [1875 - 1956] is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his wife Opal S. Tarrer [1877 - 1944] See her obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 4, 1945

MRS. GEORGIA CLIFFORD TRULUCK

Funeral Services Friday, Sept. 28, for Mrs. Clifford Truluck.

Final rites were held on Friday afternoon, September 28, for Mrs. Georgia Clifford Truluck, 71, who died at her residence in Montezuma on Thursday afternoon after an extended illness.

Mrs. Truluck was born in Dooly County on September 20, 1874, the daughter of the late John Adkins and Nancy Smith Adkins, both natives of Dooly County. She was a member of the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church near Vienna.

Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. J. T. Dean of Marshallville; Mrs. G. G. Hudson of Cordele; Mrs. Ed Hudson of Vienna; and Miss Gladys Truluck of Montezuma; three sons, J. A. Truluck and D. M. Truluck of Vienna and Otis Truluck of West Palm Beach, Fla.; and one sister, Mrs. S. B. Clulpepper of Sylvester.

Services were conducted from the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, the Rev. Raymond Harvey of Vienna officiating, and interment was in the MOUNT PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

Pallbearers were Roscoe Hudson, T. M. Adkins, Herman Adkins, Alton Adkins, Virgil Adkins, Willard Satterfield, Robert Bowen and Mobley Truluck, Jr.

The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 9, 1945

MRS. JOHN C. [Margaret Pauline Frederick] TURRENTINE

Funeral Services Held Wednesday For Mrs. J. C. Turrentine.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, August 8th, for Mrs. J. C. Turrentine, 59, of Marshallville, who died at a Montezuma hospital late Monday afternoon after an illness of several weeks.

Mrs. Turrentine, a citizen of Marshallville for 29 years, was born in Milledgeville on July 7, 1886. She was the wife of J. C. Turrencine, who is the only survivor, and an active member of the Methodist Church in her city. She was before her marriage, Margaret Pauline Frederick.

The Rev. James A. Ivey of Perry officiated at the services in the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY. He was assisted by the Rev. J. A. Rountree of Tifton.

Pallbearers were C. C. Haslam, J. C. Walker, D. M. Jones, E. B. Howell, J. A. Smith and F. A. Slade. The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Margaret P. Turrentine [July 7, 1886 - August 6, 1945] is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband, John C. Turrentine [February 18, 1887 - april 14, 1953]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 8, 1945

THOMAS ALLEN TARRER

Funeral Services Held Friday For Thomas A. Tarrer.

Funeral services were held on Friday, March 2, from the Ideal Baptist Church for Thomas Allen Tarrer, 59, who died suddenly in Columbus on Thursday night, his death resulting from a heart attack.

Mr. Tarrer was born in December 1893, and made his home in Ideal before moving to Columbus three years ago where he was employed by Maxwell Brothers Furniture Co. He married the former Mrs. Susie Harden Chestnut, who survives him. Mr. Tarrer was a devoted member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Ideal and active in all church work.

Survivors include his wife, his mother, Mrs. J. C. Tarrer of Ideal; one brother, James Tarrer of Brunswick; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Lockwood of Doerun and Mrs. J. M. Artman of Long Branch, J.J.

Services were conducted by the Rev. Carl Ayers, assisted by the Rev. Williams of Marshallville and the Rev. Jenkins of Macon. Interment was in the IDEAL CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: Tom Allen Tarrer [December 9, 1893 - March 1, 1945] is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his wife, Susie Harden Chestnut Tarrer [October 15, 1890 - July 1, 1978]

[Note: OOPS !!!! "Cemeteries of Macon County" has incorrect dates Birth Date in book is 1892 and Death Date in book March 1, 1985. Please make changes in your book. THANKS.

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. Wednesday, September 16, 1992

WALTER MARSHALL TIMBERLAKE, SR.

Mr. Walter Marshall Timberlake, Sr., 67, of 28 Bent Oak Trail, Rome, Georgia died Wednesday, Sept. 2 in Redmon Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was native of Marshallville and had a number of local relatives.
Funeral services were held in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home at 11 am Saturday, September 5, with the Rev. Keith Alderman officiating. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma.
Mr. Timberlake was the son of the late Stephen T. Timberlake and Sara Bush Timberlake. He had resided in Rome for the past four years, moving from Summerville. He was a retired employee of Georgia Power Company and a member of First United Methodist Church in Summerville. He was a member and past president of the Rotary Club and a former president of the Chamber of commerce, both in Summerville. He had served on the board of Boy Scouts of America, and was a Army Veteran of World War II. He was awarded the Bronze Star.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Brown Timberlake of Rome, a son, Walter Marshall Timberlake, Jr. of Rome, two daughters, Ms. Marsha T. Lee of Atlanta and Mrs. Martha T. Edmonson of Gray, three sisters, Mrs. Marion T. Riddle of Montezuma, Mrs. Ida Mae T. Moseley of Decatur, and Mrs. Elizabeth T. Gilbert of Atlanta, as well as six grandchildren.

[Note: Walter Marshall Timberlake - Born January 3, 1925 - Died - September 2, 1992 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery
 


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 6, 1972

MRS. JOHN A. [Leila Belle Barfield ] TISON

Mrs. John A. Tison, 73, of Route 3, Cordele, died Friday night, March 24, in Crisp County Hospital where she had been a patient for four weeks.
A native of Taylor County, she was the former Miss Leila Belle Barfield, daughter of the late Elbert Isaiah and Ada Kate Barfield. Mrs. Tison had resided in Crisp County most of her life.
Survivors are one sone, Albert Leon Tison, Sr. of cordele; one daughter, Mrs. Hugh Chapman of Tallahassee, Fl. one brother, Bonnie Lee Barfield of Cordele; three sisters, Mrs. Herschell Warren of Montezuma, Mrs. George Meikel of McDonough and Mrs. Hope Hulsey of douglas; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, March 26, at Dekle Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Clark Standard officiating.
":Whispering Hope" and "Near to the Heart of God: were sung by Mrs. Clark Standard, accompanied by Mrs. Gene Beacham, organist. Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: Obit does NOT say where she is buried but probably in or near Cordele as she is not listed in "Cemeteries of Macon County"


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. June 20, 1963

 ROBERT LAMAR TOOKE

 Robert Lamar Tooke, 62, former resident of Montezuma, died Wednesday night, June 12, 1963 in an Orlando, Fla., hospital. His death was attributed to a heart attack.

 Funeral services and interment were held in COLEMAN, FLORIDA on Friday afternoon.

 The son of the late W. H. and Eunice Wicker Tooke, Mr. Tooke was reared in Montezuma, moving to Atlanta in the early 1930’s where he was employed for over 25 years. Upon retirement in recent years; he moved to Florida and had resided in Coleman for the past four years.

 Survivors include his wife, the former Clyde Ford of Coleman; a daughter, Mrs. Harry Laney and two grandchildren, Doris and Lamar Laney of Columbus; one sister, Miss Sara Tooke of Atlanta; and three brothers, Raymond Tooke and Harris Tooke of Atlanta and Hudson Tooke of Orlando.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. Wednesday, September 16, 1992

MRS. WILLIAM BURNETTE [Beulah Brand] TRAPP

Mrs. Beaulah Brand Trapp, 88, of 57 Spence Avenue, Newnan, Georgia, died Wednesday, September 9, 1992, in Southwest Christian Hospice, Union City, Ga. Graveside services were held at 11 am Friday, September 11, in FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma. The Rev. Harvey Sullins officiated.
Mrs. Trapp, a former resident of Montezuma was born August 29, 1904 in Holly Springs, Georgia, the daughter of Alonzo H. Brand and Lula Frances McCurley Brand. She had resided in Newnan since 1978, moving from Montezuma. She was a graduate of Byromville School, Byromville, Georgia, a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church and a retired bookkeeper with the Macon County Clinic in Montezuma. She was the wife of the late William B. Trapp.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Barbara T. Peters of Newnan and Mrs. Sandra T. Snipes of Marietta; a sister, Mrs. Etna Moore of Stone Mountain; three grandchildren, Mrs. Denise Bray, Mrs. Nancy Zarbinsky and F. Stephen Snipes, Jr. of Atlanta; and two sisters-in-law; Mrs. Blanche Brand of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Gwennell Brand of Atlanta.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or to Southwest Christian Hospice, 7225 Lester Rd., Union City, Ga. 30291.

[Note: Beulah Brand Trapp - Born - August 29, 19094 - Died - September 9, 1992 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, William Burnette Trapp [May 5, 1903 - Aug. 17, 1944] Obit


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

WALTER MOODY TRUSSELL

Walter Moody Trussell of Oglethorpe passed away January 18, 1973 at a local hospital following a lengthy illness. He was 69 years of age, retired from Blue Bird Body Company and a member of Woodmen of the World.
Funeral services were held Saturday, January 20, 1973 from the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where he was a member. Burial was in OGLETHRORPE MEMORIAL GARDEN CEMETERY. Officiating for the services were Rev. Ralph Beckwith and Rev. Sidney Jones.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Surviving Mr. Trussell are his widow, Julia Nelson Trussell, four sons, Billy Trussell of Warner Robins, Joe Turssell of Montezuma, Jackie Trussell of Byron, Ga. and Bobby Trussell of Oglethorpe; one daughter, Mrs. L. F. Freeman, Jr. of Macon; two brothers, W. H. Trussell of Butler and George Trussell of Reynolds; one sister, Mrs. Dita Martin of Reynolds; 15 grandchildren.
Arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

[Note: Walter Moody Trussell - Born - October 6, 1903 - Died January 18, 1973 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  January 15, 1986

 WILLIFORD   THOMAS   TUCKER

   Mr. Williford Thomas Tucker, 71, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Saturday, January 11, 1986, in Emory University Hospital Atlanta.  Graveside services were held at 3 pm Monday, January 13, in ANDERSONVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY.  The Rev. Guy G. Sayle, Jr. officiated.

  Mr. Tucker, a native of Ware County, was born November 25, 1914.  He had resided in Montezuma since 1969, moving from Columbus, Georgia.  He was a retired business manager with the Macon County Correctional Institution and a Navy Vetertan of World War II.

  Survivors are his wife, Ann Matthews Tucker of Montezuma; three sons, Tommy G. Tucker and Travis V. Tucker, both of Orlando, Florida; Michael M. Tucker of Safety Harbor, Florida; a daughter, Mrs. Darahl Smith of Geneva, Georgia; nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Friday, June 29, 1917

HENRY ASBURY [Berry] TURNER

"IDEAL NEWS ITEMS"

DEATH OF BERRY TURNER
H. A. Turner, commonly called Berry Turner, died at his home near Southland, Saturday morning, June 23rd. Bro. Turner had been suffering since winter with rheumatism, but bore his suffering with patience. He was dearly loved by those who knew him best. He was a worthy member of the Methodist Church.
Funeral services were conducted by his pastor, Rev. N. M. Lovin, and the remains were laid to rest in the FAMILY GRAVEYARD Sunday.
He is survived by two sisters [not named] and two brothers [not named], by whom he will be greatly missed.
Friends from Ideal attended the funeral services.

[Note: Henry Asbury Turner, called "Berry" Died June 1, 1917 and is buried in TURNER CEMETERY located on the south side of County Road 69, about 1 & 1/2 miles west of Ideal, Ga.
This obit refers to this cemetery as THE FAMILY GRAVEYARD. Some people refer to it as TURNER'S CHAPEL CEMETERY. Anyone having further info on this cemetery, PLEASE RESPOND.
[Note: The two brothers surviving would be Robert Gregory Turner & Jacob Nathaniel Turner The two sisters would be Amelia Jane Turner and Anna Turner]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 8, 1986 

JOE   LUCIAN   TURNER   [ Front Page with Picture]

   Joe Lucian [Honey] Turner, 61, died Tuesday, December 31, 1985, in Emory University Hospital, Atlanta.  Funeral services were held in the Ideal Baptist Church at 3 pm Thursday, January 2, 1986.  The Rev. Sidney Clay and the Rev. Clarence Keene officiated.  Burial was in  IDEAL CEMETERY with Masonic rites.

  Mr. Turner, a life long resident of Ideal, was orn September 5, 1924, a son of C. B. Turner and Irma Joyce Turner.  He was a member and chairman of the Board of Deacons of the Ideal Baptist Church.  He was currently serving as Mayor of Ideal and was a former city councilman.  He was the owner of the Ideal Surplus Store, retired chief of the Ideal Fire Department and a retired resident engineer with the Georgia Department of Transportation.  He was the president of the third district of the Georgia Municipal Association, member and president of the Ideal Lions Club, member and past president of the Macon County Shrine Club and the unit leader of the Macon County Flints.  He was a member and past worshipful master of Traveler's Rest Masonic Lodge # 65 and a member of Al Sihah Temple and the Scottish Rite Bodies.  He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was a member of the American Legion.

  Survivors are his wife, Ellen Satterfield Turner; four sons, John Garlen Turner, Joe Lynn Turner, Dudley Carroll Turner, James Dennis turner; a brother, Larry L. Turner and five grandchildren, all of Ideal.

  Pallbearers were Arthur Pearson, Buddy Clark, Terry Kanazawa, George Smith, Ed Fore, and James Taylor.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note:  Joe Lucian Turner  -  Born September 5, 1924  -  Died December 31, 1985  is buried in Ideal Cemetery]

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 9, 1992

MISS KATHERINE DUNCAN TURNER

Miss Katherine Duncan Turner, 92, of 2537 Wall Street, Jonesboro, Georgia, died Monday, November 30, 1992 in Southern Regional Medical Center.
Graveside services were held at 2 pm Tuesday, December 1, in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY. The Rev. Bill Givens officiated.
Miss Turner, a native of Macon County, was born December 10, 1899, the daughter of Thomas Olin Turner and Katie D. Hill Turner. She had resided in Atlanta all of her adult life and was a retired accountant in the Metro Atlanta and Buckhead areas. She was a former service club director during World War II in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina Military installations. She was a member of Peachtree Street United Methodist Church in Atlanta.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Margaret Bessinger of Perry, Ga. four nephews, John Slade of Jonesboro, Gordon McCarthy of Oglethorpe, Willard McCarthy of Hohenwald, Tenn, and Carlton Bessinger of Chapel Hill, N.C., and a niece, Mrs. Coleyne Connell of Perry, Ga.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma, Georgia was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Katherine Duncan Turner - Born - December 10, 1899 - Died - November 30, 1992 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery]
 


 

DEATH AND OBITUARY NOTICES FROM THE SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE 1867-1878

 Issue of December 17, 1873

     My father, Mr. Simeon Tyner, was born in Effingham county, GA., Jan. 2, 1805, and died at the residence of his son, Mr. B. J. Tyner, in Macon county, Ga., Oct. 23, 1873. his body slumbers in the old "Red Hill Church" grave yard with his two children. E. S. Tyner 


Macon County Citizen – Oglethorpe, Ga. Nov. 2, 1917

WOODSON TOLEN -

IN MEMORIAM – Death, the rider on the pale horse, came into our family circle and claimed as his, our beloved father, Hon. Woodson Tolen, or better known as “Uncle Woods”. It was hard to give him up, but “He who doeth all things well, makes no mistake”.
Father Tolen was born in South Carolina October 13, 1820, and died October 28, 1917, living to be 97 years and 15 days old. When quite a child his father moved to Pike County, Ga. From there he moved to Monroe Co. and soon to Sumter Co., where he lived until the war between the States broke out. He was then quite a young man, but when the call for volunteers came, he enlisted for the South. After four years of service at the close of the war he married Mrs. David Russ and settled in Macon County, where for fifty two years he resided. In the mean time, six children blessed this happy union, only two of which survive him. Mrs. W. H. B. McKenzie, who lives at Doles, Ga.; and James Tolen, who lived with his father. Six grandchildren also are left to mourn his death, besides a host of friends who loved him like a father.
On Saturday a.m., October 20th, he was taken seriously ill. For more than a week he lay, seeming to suffer but little pain. Finally as the hushed stillness of mid-night covered the earth, he fell as though a deep sleep had come over him. It was the sleep that knows no wakening until the Great Judgment Morning.
He was laid to rest in the family cemetery by the side of his companion who had answered the same call a number of years ago.
Rev. E.F.K.Roof conducted the funeral services Sunday, Oct. 18.
[Note: Tolen Family Cem. – Located in “Cut-Off” Community on Co. Rd. 15 in wood behind a deserted barn.]

Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. September 2, 1971

STEPHEN MARSHALL TIMBERLAKE, 75

Stephen Timberlake [Jr.], a resident of the Magnolia Manor in Americus, passed away in an Americus hospital August 24, 1971 at the age of 75.
Mr. Timberlake was born in Macon County in April 1896 and had resided in Americus for the past five years. He was a retired employee of Warner Robins Air Force Base and was a Methodist.
Funeral services were held in the chapel of Magnolia Manor Wedneaday, August 25, Watson Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements and the following served as pallbearers: John A. Roberts, H. P. Ritch Terry Duncan, Bob Sober, Roy Parker, Fred Horn, James Dalton and Jimmy Buchanan.
Interment followed in MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY IN MONTEZUMA.
Survivors include one son, W. M. Timberlake of Columbus, Ga., three daughters, Mrs. Betty Gilbert of Greenville, Ga., Mrs. Felton Riddle of Montezuma and Mrs. Edwin Moseley of Atlanta, Ga. one brother, Joe Timberlake of Rodgersville, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Bert Bryant of Bradenton, Florida and Mrs. Ed Newsome of Bradenton.
[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery in Montezuma BUT I do find his son, Walter Marshall Timberlake [ Born 1-3-1925 – Died Sept. 2, 1992]
[Note: S. M. Timberlake [Sr.] [his father] & Evelyn King Timberlake [1862 – 1955] are both buried in Marshallville Cemetery. See his father’s Obit

Newspaper Unknown - February 1991 - Clipping from Ethel Smisson Jones Papers

MRS. LILLARD N. [Eufaula Brooks] TAFFAR

Marshallville - Eufaula Brooks Taffar, 87, of P. O. Box 43, died Tuesday in a Roswell Nursing Home. Born in Abbeville, she was the daugher of the late Robert Lee and Lily Bankston Brooks and was the widow of L. N. Taffar. She lived in Marshallville since 1924, was a homemaker and was a member of Marshallville United Methodist Church.
Survivors: sister, Annie Mae Smith of Marshallville; several nieces; and several nephews.
Services: 1 pm Friday in MARSHALLVILLE CITY CEMETERY, with Rev. Jay W. Harris officiating. Visitation: 7 until 8 tonight in Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, Montezuma.

[Note: Eufaula B. Taffar - Born Marh 26, 1903 - Died February 5, 1991 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband, Lillard N. Taffer [6-30-1898 - 4-16-1953] See his Obit.
 

The Macon Telegraph - Macon, Ga. January 2, 1986

JOE LUCIAN TURNER

Joe Lucian Turner, 61, Ideal Mayor and Farmer Ideal - Joe Lucian Turner, the Mayor of Ideal, died Tuesday of a heart attack in an Atlanta hospital. He was 61.
Services will be held at 3 pm today in Ideal Baptist Church. Burial will be in IDEAL CITY CEMETERY. The Revs. Sidney Clay and Clarence Keene will officiate.
Mr. Turner, a lifelong resident of Ideal, was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Turner. He was a farmer and owner of Ideal Surplus Store. He was also a retired resident engineer with the Georgia Department of Transportation and a retired chief of the Ideal Fire Department.
Mr. Turner, a member of Ideal Baptist Church, was chairman of the deacon board. He was president of the Third District Georgia Municipal Association and a member and president of the Ideal Loins Club. He was a member and past president of the Macon County Shrine Club, the unit leader of the Macon County Flints and a member and past worshipful master of the Traveler's Rest Masonic Lodge 65. He was a member of Al Sihah Shrine Temple in Macon, the Scottish Rite Bodies and the American Legion. He was also a World War II Army Air Corp Veteran.
Survivors include his wife, Ellen Satterfield Turner of Ideal; four sons, John Garlan Turner, Joe Lynn Turner, Dudley Carroll Turner and James Dennis Turner, all of Ideal; a brother Larry L. Turner of Ideal; and five grandchilcren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.

[Note: Joe Lucian Turner - Born September 5, 1924 - Died December 31, 1985 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside a son, Dudley Carroll Turner [1954 - 1990]


Newspaper Unknown - Date Unknown - From Guelda's Macon County Obit Collection

J. W. TARRER

Ideal - J. W. Tarrer, 87, passed away Friday. Funeral services will be held Sunday at 3 pm in the Ideal Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the IDEAL CITY CEMETERY. Rev. Sidney Clay and Rev. Clarence Keene will officiate.
Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late John David Tarrer and Callie Kelly Tarrer. He was a retired Farmer and a retired Contractor. He was a member of the Ideal Baptist Church and the Mens Sunday School Class.
He is survived by his wife; Ada Brewer Tarrer of Ideal; sons: David Tarrer of Austell, Ga., Ronald Tarrer and Tony Tarrer of Ideal; brother; Horry Tarrer of Forest Park, Ga. nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be from 6 until 8 pm in Watson Mathews Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Ideal Baptist Church, Ideal, Ga. 31041.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in the Ideal Cemetery for J. W. Tarrer] I probably just missed seeing it.
 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 6, 1958

MRS. ELIJAH M. [Minnie Ola Larkin] TAYLOR

Mrs. Minnie Taylor, Native of County, Passes At Macon.
Mrs. Minnie Ola Taylor, 65, died suddenly at her home in Macon Monday afternoon, February 24th. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at two o'clock at Corinth Methodist Church, Macon County, with the Rev. Hernry Thomas of Oglethorpe, and the Rev. W. W. Whaley of Macon officiating. Burial was in TAZEWELL CEMETERY.
Mrs. Taylor was the widow of Elijah M. Taylor who died in 1952. A native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Susie Poole and John James Larkin, she had resided in this area for many years and moved to Macon five years ago. She was a member of Corinth Methodist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Lester Hammock of Macon and Mrs. C. H. Larkin of Woodbury; four sons, Albert Clyde Taylor of Marion, N.C.; Felton Taylor of Albany; James Willis and Ewell Taylor of Macon; two sisters, Mrs. J. E. Robinson and Mrs. G. R. Robinson of Ellaville and six grandchildren.
 

 

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

MARION CARL TENNANT

M. C. Tennant To Be Buried In Oglethorpe.
M. C. Tennant, of Stockbridge, husband of the former Miss Lucille Martin of Oglethorpe, died Monday, March 17, after a lengthy illness.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday morning [today] in Stockbridge and burial is planned for three o'clock this afternoon in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY with the Rev. Melvin York officiating.
In addition to the wife, survivors include three sons, Phillip Tennant, Marion Tennant and Donley Tennant, all of Pomona Parks, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Sam Peck and Mrs. Arthur Main of Pomona Parks; one step-daughter, Mrs. Edward Coogle of Oglethorpe; five brothers, Clyde Tennant, Stanley Tennant and Sterling Tennant of Zaney Field, Ohio [Zanesfield], Homer Tennant of Okinawa; Don Tennant of Bellefontaine, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. A. W. Watkins and Mrs. Kermit Sims of West Liberty, Ohio.

[Note: Marion Carl Tennant - Born 1899 - Died 1958 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Lucille M. Tennant [1904 - 1981]

 

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

ALFRED C. TALLENT

Alfred Tallent, Former Resident, Buried Here Sunday.
Funeral services for Alfred Tallent of Lawrenceville, former resident of Montezuma, were conducted Sunday afternoon at Cedar Valley Baptist Church. The Rev. Andrew Johnson and Rev. Otho Pirkle officiated and interment followed in CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Surviving are two brothers, George Tallant of Lawrenceville and Coleman Tallant of Chivago, Ill.; three sisters, Miss Lizzie Tallant, Miss Bessie Tallant, both of Phenix City, Ala., and Miss Thelma Tallant of Lawrenceville; several nieces and nephews.

[Note: Alfred C. Tallant - Born March 30, 1895 - Died February 20, 1959 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside Mary R. Tallant [June 7, 1891 - Oct. 21, 1953]

 

itizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 12, 1971

JOHN LUTHER TAFFAR

John L. Taffar - Death Notice
Graveside services for John Luther Taffar, 96, of Marshallville, were held May 3, from the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY, Rev. Randle Rivers officiated.
Mr. Taffar passed away May 2,. He was a retired contractor and a member of the Marshallville Methodist Church. He had resided in Marshallville for fifty years. He was a native of Union County, Ga.
Survivors include one daughter-in-law, Mrs. L. N. Taffar of Marshallville and a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: John L. Taffar - Born 1879 - Died 1971 "Father" is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside his wife, Stella L. Taffar [1879 - 1948} "Mother']
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Georgia April 27, 1961

WADE H. TERRY

W. H. Terry, 77, Ideal Citizen, Buried Saturday.
Wade H. Terry, 77 year old resident of Ideal, died Thursday, April 20, at a local hospital following three weeks illness. He was a lifelong resident of Ideal, a retired farmer, a Mason and a member of the Ideal Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife, the former Lucy Fulford; one daughter, Mrs. Mildred Jones of Ideal; three sons, M. C. Terry, H. S. Terry, both of Columbus, C. L. Terry of West Point, Ga., one sister, Mrs. R. L. Garrett of Charing, one brother, Earl A. Terry of Ellaville; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday morning at Ideal Baptist Church with the Rev. H. H. Gregory and Rev. Carl Ayers officiating. Interment was in IDEAL CEMETERY.
Pallbearers: J. V. Smith, Howard Park, James Robinson, J. L. Turner, Alton Phillips and J. W. Tarrer.

[Note: Wade H. Terry - Born September 23, 1883 - Died April 20, 1961 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his wife, Lucy F. Terry [June 2, 1886 - 4-17-1971]

 


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 13, 1961

MRS. AUGUSTUS [Anna Bartlett] TAUNTON

Funeral Services Thursday For Mrs. Anna Bartlett Taunton.
Mrs. Anna Bartlett Taunton, 78 years old resident of Reynolds, died of a heart attack Tuesday morning at the home of her daughter.
Funeral services will be held Thursday at the Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church near Reynolds with Elder Bentley Adams officiating. Burial will follow in the BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ethel Windom of Reynolds, Mrs. Ada Cotney of Butler and Mrs. Etta Harrington of Manchester; two sons, Wanza Taunton of Thomaston and Harold Taunton of Flint, Mich.; two sisters, Mrs. Phoebe Joiner of Butler and Mrs. Etta Sanders of Rupert; 30 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

[Note: Anna Bartlett Taunton - Born June 28, 1883 - Died April 11, 1961 is buried in Bethlehem Cemetery beside her husband, Augustus Taunton [1878 - May 10, 1956]

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. - September 21, 1961

MRS. HORACE S. [Hattie E. Harrell] TAYLOR

Mrs. Hattie H. Taylor, 73, Buried At Ideal Friday.
Final rites for Mrs. Hattie Harrell Taylor, 73, of Pensacola, Fla., were conducted at the Ideal Baptist Church Friday, September 15, 1961. Elder Allen W. Corley and the Rev. H. H. Gregory officiated and burial was in the IDEAL CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied.
A former resident of Ideal, Mrs. Taylor died September 13, 1961 in Pensacola after a long illness. She had made her home there for the past four years.
Survivors include her husband, H. S. Taylor of Pensacola; two daughters, Mrs. Alton Lawhon of Woodbury and Mrs. William Pybus of Pensacola; two sons, E. S. Taylor of Talbotton and W. Samuel Taylor of Pensacola; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Hattie E. Taylor - Born December 1, 1887 - Died September 13, 1961 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, Horace S. Taylor [July 26, 1885 - September 18, 1971]


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

SUMLAR JOEL TAYLOR

Funeral Services Held Sunday For S. J. Taylor, 85.
Funeral services for Sumlar Joel Taylor, 85, were held at Cedar Valley Baptist Church Sunday with the Rev. Otho Pirkle, pastor, and Rev. W. J. Adair of Americus, officiating. Burial followed in the CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Mr. Taylor died at a Montezuma hospital Saturday, having been in declining health for a number of years.
Grandsons of the deceased served as pallbearers. They were: Jimmy Taylor, Douglas Taylor, Billy Taylor, J. D. Taylor, Joel and Willie James Taylor. The board of Deacons of Cedar Valley Church served as honorary pallbearers.
Born and reared in Towns County, Ga., Mr. Taylor had lived in Macon County for the past 37 years, making his home with a son, Gene Taylor, near Marshallville. A retired farmer, Mr. Taylor was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church and was the oldest member of the board of Deacons.
Survivors include five sons, H. O. Taylor of Fort Valley; Jim Taylor of Montezuma, Jesse Taylor of Americus; Gene Taylor of Marshallville and Luther Taylor of Fort Valley; two daughters, Mrs. Pet Stewart of Montezuma and Mrs. John Brown of Columbus; one brother, Luther Taylor of Brownwood, Texas; four sisters, Mrs. Ed McConnell of Powder Springs, Mrs. Ola Kemp, Mrs. Jerre Ross and Mrs. Charles Anderson, all of Acworth; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Sumilar J. Taylor - Born October 8, 1875 - Died July 22, 1961 is buried Cedar Valley Cemetery beside Corrie R. Taylor [July 14, 1872 - January 18, 1937]
 

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

EDGAR FRANKLIN TATE

Edgar F. Tate, 36, Dies At Dublin; Rites Here Sunday.
Edgar F. Tate, 36, of Route 3 Dublin, died Friday at a Dublin hospital after a short illness.
Having been born and reared in Schley County, Mr. Tate had resided in Montezuma many years where he was Railway Express Agent. He moved to Dublin two years ago to be the Agent in that city. He was a Veteran of World War II and a member of Olivet Baptist Church.
Funeral services were held Sunday, July 23, at Cedar Valley Church near Montezuma, with Rev. P. E. Vine and Rev. Otho Pirkle officiating. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Survivors include his wife, the former Gladys Hines; his father, J. C. Tate of Columbus; three sons, Robert Tatre, Randy Tate and Mark Tate, all of Dublin; a daughter, Linda Tate of Dublin; four brothers, Howard Tate of Columbus, Julian Tate and Sidney Tate of Macon and Roland Tate of Key West, Fla. three sisters, Mrs. Buford Taylor of Columbuis; Mrs. R. E. Lewis of Unadilla; Mrs. Larry Clack of Eatonton.
Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

[Note: Edgar Franklin Tate - Born August 28, 1924 - Died July 21, 1961 WWI - is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery ]


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

 THOMAS - GRACE - SMITH - MC NEAR - WESLEY

 L.  G.  THOMAS, 82.

 L. G. Thomas, 82, a former resident of Montezuma, passed away at his home in Lake Wales, Fla. Tuesday afternoon after an extended illness.  Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon, January 15, from the Golf View Missionary Baptist Church in Lake Wales, of which he was a charter member.

  The Thomas family moved from Montezuma to Lake Wales about 15 years ago.

  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Malma Grace Thomas of Lake Wales, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Chester Smith of Bonifay, Fla., and Mrs. Martha Grace McNear of Dublin, Ga.; three sons, Frazier Thomas, Harold Thomas and Jack Thomas, all of Lake Wales; a sister, Mrs. G. V. Wesley of Marshallville; and a brother, Offa Thomas of Orlando, Fla.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 2, 1967

TAYLOR - CROOK - PARK - WILLIAMS - MEEHAN - HICKMAN.  

MRS. DANIEL M. [Ethel Barrett]  TAYLOR

Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel Barrett Taylor, who died Sunday in Plant City, Fla., were held Monday at the First Baptist Church with the Rev. C. G. Ward and the Rev. Leighton Norris offriciating.  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

  Mrs. Taylor, a native of Macon County, had resided for the past few years in Plant City.

  Survivors include six daughters, Mrs. L. J. Crook of Americus, Mrs. W. J. Park and Mrs. L. R. Williams, both of Plant City, Mrs. L. C. Taylor of Ft. Valley, Mrs. Robert J. Meehan and Mrs. Paul R. Hickman, both of Atlanta; two sons, Thomas B. Taylor of College Park and James E. Taylor of Montezuma,

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note:  Ethel B. Taylor - Born 1886 - Died January 29, 1967 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Daniel M. Taylor [1884 - 1951] See his Obit.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 12, 1956

MRS. RUFUS EDWARD {Annie Laura Neal] TOOKE

Mrs. R. E. Tooke, Beloved Oglethorpe Resident, Passes.

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Laura Tooke were held Sunday afternoon from the residence of her daughter, Mrs. T. C. Robinson in Oglethorpe. The Rev. Melvin York officiated and interment was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied.

Mrs. Tooke died Saturday, January 7, after a brief illness. She was a lifelong resident of Oglethorpe and a member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Rev. R. E. Tooke of Oglethorpe; four daughters, Mrs. T. C. Robinson and Mrs. Christine Adcox of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Homer Robertson of Marietta and Mrs. B. S. Roberts of San Francisco, Calif.; one son, R. M. Tooke of Augusta; and several grandchildren.

Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Annie Neal Tooke [ February 24, 1881 - January 7, 1956] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Rev. Rufus Edward Tooke [May 10, 1867 - February 3, 1960 ] See his Obit.

 

 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  June 23, 1955
 

ROBERT   GREGORY   TURNER

Robert G. Turner, 87, Passes After Short Illness.
Robert Gregory Turner, 87, died Thursday, June 16, at his home in Ideal following an illness of one week.
  He and his parents [not named] were pioneer settlers of Ideal and Macon County.
  Survivors include one brother, Jacob N. Turner of Rupert and a number of nieces and nephews.
  Funeral services were held Friday afternoon from the Ideal Methodist Church with the Rev. Henry Thomas and Rev. W. S. Johnson officiating.  Interment was in the IDEAL CEMETERY.
  Pallbearers were John Turner, R. M. Turner, Lester Turner, Tom Turner, Levi Turner and Thomas Turner.

[Note: R. G. Turner [ September 1, 1867 - June 16, 1955] is buried in Ideal Cemetery.]
[Note: R.G. Turner's parents were Levi Turner, II [1830 - 1888] Turner Family Cem. & Nancy [ ] Turner [ca. 1831 - May 1914] Turner Family Cem. near Ideal]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 23, 1955
 

MRS.  STEPHEN  MARSHALL  [Evelyn  King]  TIMBERLAKE,  SR.
 
Former Resident Buried Wednesday at Marshallville.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Evelyn Timberlake, 94, who died in a Trenton, N.J. hospital after  ___illness, were held Wednesday afternoon at the Marshallville Methodist Church.
  The Rev. A. A. Waite, Sr. officiated and burial followed in the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY.
  Mrs. Timberlake, a member of a pioneer family in this section, was a member of the Marshallville Methodist Church.
  Suurvivors include two daughters, Mrs. J. J. Newhall of Trenton, J.J. and Mrs. Bert Bryan of Bradenton, Fla., three sons, P. K. Timberlake of Atlanta, Marshall Timberlake of Warner Robins and Joe Timberlake of ___, Tennessee and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.
  Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Evelyn King Timberlake [May 19, 1862 - June 19, 1955] is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband, S. M. Timberlake [Dec. 10, 1862 - December 19, 1927] See his obit. Added 12/24/2003

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 8, 1945

THOMAS ALLEN TARRER

Funeral Services Held Friday For Thomas A. Tarrer.

Funeral services were held on Friday, March 2, from the Ideal Baptist Church for Thomas Allen Tarrer, 59, who died suddenly in Columbus on Thursday night, his death resulting from a heart attack.

Mr. Tarrer was born in December 1893, and made his home in Ideal before moving to Columbus three years ago where he was employed by Maxwell Brothers Furniture Co. He married the former Mrs. Susie Harden Chestnut, who survives him. Mr. Tarrer was a devoted member of the Missionary Baptist Church in Ideal and active in all church work.

Survivors include his wife, his mother, Mrs. J. C. Tarrer of Ideal; one brother, James Tarrer of Brunswick; two sisters, Mrs. Ethel Lockwood of Doerun and Mrs. J. M. Artman of Long Branch, J.J.

Services were conducted by the Rev. Carl Ayers, assisted by the Rev. Williams of Marshallville and the Rev. Jenkins of Macon. Interment was in the IDEAL CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: Tom Allen Tarrer [December 9, 1893 - March 1, 1945] is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his wife, Susie Harden Chestnut Tarrer [October 15, 1890 - July 1, 1978]

[Note: OOPS !!!! "Cemeteries of Macon County" has incorrect dates Birth Date in book is 1892 and Death Date in book March 1, 1985. Please make changes in your book. THANKS.


MACON COUNTY NEWS LEADER - Montezuma, Ga. November 6, 2003

MRS. HERSHEL [Odessa Cromer] THOMPSON

Odessa Cromer Thompson, Oglethorpe.

Odessa Cromer Thompson, 86, of Oglethorpe, Georgia, passed away Thursday, October 30, 2003. Funeral services were held Friday, October 31, at 2 pm in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma. Burial followed in the LITTLE BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Ideal. Rev. Sidney Jones Officiated.

Thompson was born in Turner County. She was the daughter of the late Arthur Cromer and Mell Brown Cromer. She was the widow of the late Hershel Thompson. She was a member of the Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church and a homemaker.

She is survived by her children: Leon Thompson and Earl Thompson, both of Oglethorpe, and Eugene Thompson of Vienna; brother; Ralph Cromer of Oglethorpe; sisters: Minerva Thompson and Nellie Barfield of Oglethorpe; and four great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be given to the Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church, Ideal, Ga. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Her husband, Hershel Thompson [March 10, 1910 - December 29, 1975] is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery. See his Obit. Her parents are also buried at Little Bethel - See their obits.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 31, 1944

ANDREW JACKSON TAYLOR

Funeral Services Held Tuesday For Andrew J. Taylor.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, August 29, for Andrew Jackson Taylor, 83, who died at a local hospital early Monday morning.

Mr. Taylor, a local carpenter, was a resident of this community for 37 years, making his home at Oglethorpe, Ga. He was born in Macon County in 1861, the son of the late Myles Taylor and Sarah Fulford Taylor. He was a member of the Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mattie Will Taylor; three sons, Horrace S. Taylor of Manchester, Walter J. Taylor and Statem M. Taylor, both of Atlanta; two step-sons, Robert Hall of Montezuma and Maurice Hall of Milledgeville; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Services were conducted at the Ideal Baptist Church by the Rev. W. W. Riner and interment was in IDEAL CEMETERY. The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Andrew Jackson Taylor [1860 - 1944] was buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his wife, Sarah Elizabeth Fulford Taylor [1852 - 1931] See her Obit.


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

WILLIAM BURNETTE TRAPP

Funeral Services Will Be Held Friday For William B. Trapp, 41.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, August 18, for William Burnett Trapp, 41, who died at a local hospital this morning following an illness of several weeks.

Mr. Trapp, local farmer and overseer on John McKenzie's farm near Montezuma, was the son of the late William Trapp and Nervie Ann Peak, who now reside in Atlanta.

Surviving are his wife, the former Beula Brand; two children, Barbara Trapp and Sandra Trapp; one brother, James Trapp of Atlanta; one sister, Mrs. Lovitt Adams of Atlanta, and his mother, Mrs. Nervie Trapp of Atlanta.

Services will be conducted at the Montezuma Methodist Church by the Rev. B. A. Pafford, assisted by the Carl Ayers. Interment will be in FELTON CEMETERY. Pallbearers & Honorary Escort - Not copied.

The Montezuma Funeral Home will have charge of arrangements.

[Note: William Burnette Trapp [ May 5, 1903 - August 17, 1944] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Beulah Brand Trapp [August 29, 1904 - September 9, 1992]


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

JOHN W. TALLANT

John Talant, 56, Buried Thursday At Cedar Valley

Funeral services were conducted Thursday, July 13, for John Talant, 56, whose death occurred Wednesday, after an illness of two years at his residence in Pheonix City, Alabama.

He was born in Forsyth County in 1889 and was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Talant. He made his home in Macon for twenty-five years but moved away about four years ago.

Survivors are four sisters, Lizzie, Thelma, Bessie and Mary Talant of Pheonix City and four brothers, Roy Talant, Alfred Talant, George Talant and Coleman Talant of Pheonix City.

The services were conducted at Cedar Valley Baptist Church by Rev. J. A. Adair and interment was in the CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

[Note: John W. Tallant [August 6, 1889 - July 12, 1944] is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside his parents and brothers and sisters.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 30, 1964

JOHN DAVID TARRER

Final Rites For John D. Tarrer Held Wednesday.

Funeral services for John David Tarrer, 69, of Ideal, were held Wednesday at 4 pm at Ideal Baptist Church. The Rev. H. H. Gregory and the Rev. F. M. York officiated and burial was in IDEAL CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - Not Copied.

Mr. Tarrer, who died Tuesday, July 28, in a local hospital following a long illness, was a native of Macon County and had lived here all his life. He was a retired farmer and blacksmith and was the son of the late Wiley James and Marthalin Chapman Tarrer. He was a member of Pine Level Methodist Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Archie Hill of Oglethorpe; two sons, J. W. Tarrer of Ideal and Harry K. Tarrer of Forest Park; one brother, Lester Tarrer of Thomaston; one sister, Mrs. Norwood Neal of Forest Park; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: John D. Tarrer [January 22, 1895 - July 27, 1964] is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his wife, Callie Kelly Tarrer [8-20-1894 - 11-27-1960] See her Obit.


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

MRS. ROLLIE P. [Minnie Jinks] TATE

Final Rites Held Monday For Mrs. Minnie J. Tate, 89.

Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Jinks Tate, 89, who died early Sunday in the Oaks Nursing Home near Marshallville, were held Monday afternoon in the Cedar Valley Baptist Church. The Rev. C. C. Edmuindson officiated and burial was in the CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - not copied.

Mrs. Tate had lived in Montezuma for 42 years.

She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Farrie Tate Lloyd of Perry; two sons, Oscar T. Tate of Montezuma and K. C. Tate of Columbus; two sisters, Miss Jody Jinks and Mrs. Mattier Convell, both of Sylacauga, Ala.; one brother, Ellis Jinks of Sylacauga; 11 grandchildren; and a number of great-grandchildren.

[Note: Minnie Jinks Tate [November 26, 1874 - January 3, 1963] is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside her husband, Rollie P. Tate [4-12-1874 - 8-18-1921]


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

GEORGE THOMAS THEUS

G. T. Theus, 86, Buried Tuesday At Butler

Funeral services for George Thomas Theus, 86, who died Sunday night in a Butler hospital, were held Tuesday in the BETHLEHEM PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH with the Rev. Z. R. Perdue and Elder Bentley Adams officiating. Burial was in the CHURCH CEMETERY.

Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. George Ready of Cairo, Mrs. Henry Cloud and Mrs. Wanza Taunton, both of Thomaston, Mrs. Cecil Pennington and Mrs. Howard Taunton, both of Butler; one daughter-in-law, Mrs. Durward Theus of LaGrange; two brothers, David Theus and Henry Theus, both of Butler; three sisters, Mrs. Lou [Theus] Barfield of Thomaston, Mrs. Floyd Jinks and Mrs. Alice [Theus] Bostick of Ideal.

[Note: George Thomas Theus [August 30, 1877 - December 29, 1963] is buried in Bethlehem Cemetery, 5 mi. S. of Potterville [Taylor Co.,], Ga. Rd. 185.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 4, 2005

MRS. WILLIE G. [Madeline Mims Smith ] CROOK TYLER

Mrs. Madeline Mims Crook Tyler, 90 of Roberta, Georgia passed away Wednesday, April 27, at The Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon. Graveside funeral services were held at 2 pm Saturday, April 30, at BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma. Rev. Joe Butterworth of Roberta officiated.
Born on November 13, 1914 in Ringgold, she was the daughter of the late Jesse Pickett Smith and Addie V. Porch Smith. Mrs. Tyler was a retired cafeteria employee with the Sumter County Board of Education. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Charlie B. Crook and her second husband, Willie G. Tyler, and four sons and two grandchildren.
She was a member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. She was a loving mother and dedicated to her family.
Survivors include her three sons; Marvin Crook of Americus, Fred Crook of Warner Robins, and Jerry Tyler of Ellaville; three daughters; Pearl Bass of Roberta; Margie Dupree and Mary Avery, both of Americus; 34 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Serenity Gate Hospice in Perry, Georgia.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of funeral arrangements.

[Note: Madeline Crook Tyler - Born - November 13, 1914 - Died - April 27, 2005 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery [Part B-3 Sec. Row 5-16]

 

 

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