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To help complete a LITTLE BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY BOOK, I need an obituary for Essie Emerson Williams - Born April 14, 1901 - Died May 7, 1985 and is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery beside her husband, Oswell M. Williams.
There does not seem to be one posted in the Citizens & Georgian Newspaper in Montezuma, Ga.

Anyone having an Obit for Essie Emerson Williams, PLEASE either send it to me, Davine V. Campbell or post it on Macon County Website.

THANKS.

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. October 17, 1963

 DR. JOHN DONALD WADE

 Final rites for Dr. John Donald Wade, 71, of Marshallville who died Wednesday, October 9, in a Macon hospital following several weeks’ illness, were held Friday in the Marshallville Methodist Church with Rev. Felton Harden and Rev. William Tribble officiating with interment in the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY.

 Dr. Wade, an author, former professor at the Univ. of Ga. and Vanderbilt Univ. was a descendant of Marshallville’s earliest families. He was born in Marshallville, the son of the late Dr. John Daniel Wade, who practiced medicine in the Marshallville section for 50 years, and of the late Ida Ann Frederick Wade.

 A 1914 graduate of the Univ. of Ga., where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Nu, he received the M.A. degree from Harvard in 1915 and the Ph. D degree from Columbia Univ. in 1916. Following World War I, in which he served as a second lieutenant, he was associate professor of English at the Univ. of Ga.

 Much more – Not copied. Dr. Wade was steward emeritus of Marshallville Methodist Church and was founder and president of the Marshallville Foundation.

 He lived in an 1840 home which had been in the Frederick family continuously and which he moved to the site of the Wade Home which had burned. There he continued the family tradition of hospitality and horticultural interests. He was a leading figure in camellia societies and his home was a gathering place for judges and camellia society officials from many states as it was for poets and other literary figures of national recognition.

 Dr. Wade instigated the planting of camellias and crape myrtles along the highway through his town. Another major horticultural interest for him was the “world garden” and arboretum he planted on several acres of his property.

 Dr. Wade is survived by his widow, the former Miss Florence Lester of Marshallville; and one daughter, Miss Ann T. Wade, a student at the University of Georgia and by a number of cousins. His first wife, the former Miss Julia Stovall of Athens, died several years ago.

 [Note: John Donald Wade, son of John Daniel & Ida Frederick Wade, husband of Julia Floyd Stovall & Florence Frederick Lester, born Marshallville, Ga. September 28, 1892 – Died Marshallville, Ga. October 9, 1963 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery between his wives, Julia Floyd Stovall Wade [1910 – 1959] & Florence Lester Wade [ 1902 – 1987]


Death and obit notices from the Southern Christian Advocate 1867-1878
Issue of March 11, 1874


Chas. A. Walker was born in Jefferson county, GA., July 1st 1833 and died at Marshallville, Macon county, January 4th 1874. He was next to the youngest of thirteen children, and for years previous to his death, the only surviving member of the family. When quite young, his father, Henry Walker, removed to Sumter county, where brother Walker spent most of his life. In January 1860 he married Miss Lou Crocker. F. A. Branch


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Aug. 4, 1938

DOUBLE RITES FOR MR. WRIGHT HEAD AND MRS. LAURA WALKER [Uncle & Niece]

A double funeral was held at Red Hill Church Sunday afternoon, when services were conducted for Mr. Wright Head, well-known citizen of Macon County and his niece, Mrs. Laura Walker of Hollywood, Fla., whose body was brought from Hollywood, following her death there Saturday morning.
The body of Mr. Head was found near his home about 7:30 Saturday morning, with a gun shot wound through head and a shotgun by his side. He had been absent from the house several hours. A coroner's inquest was held and a verdict of suicide rendered. No motive was known. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Head and leaves his wife and one brother, Arthur Head.
Pallbearers were Charlie, Allen, Harry, Russell and Frank Head and Charlie Head, Jr.
Mrs. Walker 21, daughter of the late Lawrence Kitchens and Mrs. Kitchens, who now lives in Hollywood, Fla., was a former resident of Macon County. Her death from general peritonitis followed an illness of five weeks.
She is survived by her husband and baby. The interment was in Red Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Art Ellis, John English, David Webb, R. L. Britt, Lewis Barfield and Oliver Coogle.
The joint service was conducted by the Rev. G. A. Briggs, pastor of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church.
This is the second double funeral, uncle and niece, at Red Hill Church within a year. Mr. Bob Mathis, of Americus and his niece, Miss Olla Mathis of Oglethorpe, were buried on the same day at Red Hill Church last October.
[Note: There are no marked graves in the Red Hill Cemetery for either Mr. Wright Head or Mrs. Laura Kitchens Walker] There are however, side by side, two adult unmarked graves between C. A. Head [1879-1954] & Frances Duke, wife of C. A. Head [1877-1943]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 26, 1994

MRS. JOHN H. [Della Mayfield] WALLIS

Mrs. Della Mayfield Wallis, 92, of 114 Richardson Street, Montezuma, died Wednesday, January 19, 1994, in the Montezuma Health Care Center.
Graveside services were held at 2 pm Friday, January 21, in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY. The Rev. William Toole officiated.
Mrs. Wallis was born May 11, 1901, in Gainesville, Georgia, the daughter of William B. Mayfield and Dovie Martin Mayfield. She had resided in Montezuma for the past 20 years, moving from Oglethorpe, Ga. She was a homemaker, of the Presbyterian faith and the wife of the late John H. Wallis.
Survivors are a son, Roy E. Wallis of Montezuma, three grandchildren, Sandra Kay Wade of Salem, Alabama; Travis Wallis and Lamar Wallis, both of Montezuma, 7 great grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 3, 1994

ROY ERNEST WALLIS

Mr. Roy Ernest Wallis, 69, of Route 2 Montezuma, died Sunday, July 31, 1994 at his home.
Services were scheduled for 10 am. Tuesday, August 2, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, with burial in ANDERSONVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY, the Rev. William Toole officiating.
Mr. Wallis, a native of Duluth, Georgia, was born August 4, 1924, the son of John H. Wallis and Della Mayfield Wallis. He had resided in Macon County for most of his life, was of the Baptist faith and retired from Robins Aire Force Base. He was a Veteran of World War II, having served in the U. S. Army Air Force. He was a member of the VFW and the American Legion.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Gertrude Sanders Wallis of Montezuma, a daughter, Mrs. Sandra W. Wade of Salem, Alabama, a son, Roy Travis Wallis of Montezuma, a stepson, Franklin Lamar Lamberth of Montezuma, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 6, 1995

GEORGE ELVIS WALLS, III

Graveside services for the still born infant of George Elvis Walls, Jr. and Wendy Sams Walls of Macon, Ga. were held at 11 am, Friday December 1, 1995, in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma, Ga. The Rev. Ralph Price, Jr. officiated.

The baby, named George Elvis Wall, III is survived by, in addition to his parents, maternal grandparents, Mr. Roger Sams of Macon, Ms. Kathy Allen of of Butler, Paternal grandparentds Ms. Nancy Walls of Macon, Mr. George Elvis Walls, Sr. of Montezuma, great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Walls of Montezuma and Mr. and Mrs. Doc Hudson of Hawkinsville.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: George Elvis Walls, III - Nov. 29, 1995 [only date] is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery [Section B - 4th part - Row 5- 68 beside George Elvis Walls, Sr.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. Wednesday, August 12, 1992

MRS. HERSCHEL CONRAD [Alma Eldora Barfield] WARREN

Mrs. Alma Eldora Barfield Warren, 89, of 525 Sumter Street, died Saturday, August 1, 1992, in the Montezuma Health Care Center.
Services were held at 11 am Monday, August 3, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Dr. Randy Gregg officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETER.
Mrs. Warren, a native of Dooly County, was born November 22, 1902, the daughter of Albert Isaiah Barfield and Ada Kate Barfield. She was a homemaker and had resided in Montezuma since 1946. She was the wife of the late Herschel Conrad Warren.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Gloria W. Ellison of Woodstock, Ga., a brother, Bonnie Lee Barfield of Ashburn, Ga., three grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Bobby Hulsey, Ealy Barfield, Quillian barfield, Bonne Barfield, Jr., Jerry Rau and Scott Ellison.

[Note: Alma Barfield Warren - Born November 22, 1902 - Died August 1, 1992 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Herschel Conrad Warren [July 12, 1906 - Oct. 11, 1982] See his Obit.
 


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. September 5, 1963

 WILBURN EUGENE WATSON, JR.

 Wilburn Eugene Watson, Jr., five-month-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Watson, Srt. Of Compton, California, died Thursday night in Compton. Funeral services and burial here held IN COMPTON, CALIFORNIA on Tuesday.

 

Survivors other than the baby’s parents are: one sister, Vicki Watson of Compton, Calif.; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Watson of Montezuma; and Great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. S. A. Spradley of Montezuma, and Mrs. D. W. Watson of Columbus.


Mrs. Benjamin W. [Jessie Underwood] Webb

Ctizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 26, 1951
MRS. JESSIE WEBB, 81, BURIED SUN. AT RED HILL CEMETERY.
Mrs. Jessie Lena Webb, 81, former Macon Countian, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. C. E. Parker of Abbeville; following a brief illness. The body was taken to Oglethorpe where funeral services were held at Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church Sunday afternoon with Rev. George A. Hill of Pineview officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Webb was a native of Sumter County, the daughter of the late John and Virginia Bailey Underwood. She was the widow of Ben W. Webb of Macon County to whom she was wedded for 40 years.
Survivors, besides Mrs. Parker, are five sons, Albert Webb of Lakeland; Aubun Webb of Cochran; Ben Webb of Greenville; Hubon Webb of Snowhill, N.C.; Buford Webb of St. Petersburg, Fla.; one brother, Miles Underwood of Cairo; three sisters, Mrs. Bob Webb and Mrs. Bessie Atwater of Pelham; Mrs. Nettie English of Atlanta; 13 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
[Note: Jessie U. Webb - Born 1869 - Died 1951 is buried in Red Hill Cemetery beside her husband, Benjamin W. Webb [1858 - 1935]


Today when I was indexing the UPDATE of OGLETHORPE CEMETERY in Oglethorpe [Macon Co.], Ga. I find an error in the Obituary for Emma Cox Wilbanks that I posted on January 5, 2006.

The Obituary listed her husband, a survivor, as W. F. Wilbanks - ACTUALLY he is HORACE FRANK WILBANKS Born October 5, 1912 - Died Dec. 15, 1995 and is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery next to her. See his Obit.

Sorry, I don't write them, I just copy them from the newspaper but I will let you know if I find any changes that need to be made. DVC


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 8, 1995

MRS. FRANK [Martha Ann Ellis] WILLIAMS

Mrs. Martha Ann Ellis Williams, 68, of 327 Williamsburg Avenue, Warner Robins, died Wednesday, February 22, 1995 in Warner Robins Air Force Base Hospital.

Services were held at 11 am Friday, February 24, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, Montezuma. The Revs. Bill Givens and Jon Davidson officiated. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY.

Mrs. Williams, a native of Macon County, Georgia, was born November 21, 1926, the daughter of Art Ellis and Jewell Marthis Ellis. She was a homemaker and a member of Oglethorpe Baptist Church, Oglethorpe, Ga.

Survivors are her husband, Frank Williams, a daughter, Ms. Judy Walker, 2 sons, Tripp E. Williams, all of Warner Robins, and Randy L. Williams of Panama City, Florida, three grandchildren, Shannon Williams, Cher Walker and Sheila Walker.

In lieu of flowers, at the family's request, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Houston County or to the Oglethorpe Baptist Church.

[Note: Martha Ann Williams, daughter of Art E. Ellis & Jewell Mathis Ellis - Born - November 21, 1926 - Died - February 22, 1995 is buried in Oglethorpe Cem. {Section A - Row 1-27] beside her husband, Frank Williams [Oct. 8, 1921 - Jan. 14, 2005] Sec. A-Row 1-28


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

CHARLES J. WILLIAMSON

Graveside Rites Held Here Friday For Chas. Williamson

Funeral services for Charles J. Williamson, 86, who passed away suddenly at Lakemont Thursday morning, August 26, were held at the North Avenue Presbyterian Church, Altnata, Friday morning at 11:00. Graveside services were conducted by Rev. McCoy Johnson at the FELTON CEMETERY here at 4:30 Friday afternoon.

A former resident of Montezuma, Mr. Williamson was first married to Miss Lena Lewis, sister of Mrs. E. B. Hamilton of Montezuma.

He had lived for many years in Atlanta but more recently had resided in Jacksonville, Fla.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillian Forrest Williamson; two step-sons, Ray and Tom Forrest of Jacksonville; and a number of nieces and nephews, among whom is Mrs. W. H. Guerry of Montezuma.

[Note: Charles J. Williamson [August 21, 1868 - August 26, 1954] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his 1st wife, Lena Lewis Williamson [December 19, 1872 - May 16, 1937] See her obit.


 

 

Macon County news Leader - Montezuma, Ga. November 27, 2003

MRS. LETHA FAYE [Johnson] KITCHENS WILSON

Letha Faye Johnson Kitchens Wilson, 86, of Ideal, Georgia, passed away Friday, November 21, 2003. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 23, 2003 at 2 pm at the graveside. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIALS GARDEN CEMETERY. Rev. C. C. Betts officiated.
Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Lester Johnson and Myrtice Smith Johnson. She was a member of the Ideal Methodist Church. She was a retired seamstress from Forest Textile Mills.
She was survived by her sisters; Alene Johnson Hart and Janette Johnson Geller, of Lithia Springs, Vera Johnson Holloway of Jackson and Vernice Johnson Collins of Tallahassee, Florida; grandchildren; Keith Kitchens and Terri Layfield of Ideal, and William Kitchens of Ellaville; and five great grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma had charge of arrangements.

[Note:Faye J. Kitchens Wilson - Born - August 22, 1917 - Died - November 21, 2003 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery [F51-1164] beside her 1st husband, Earnest S. Kitchens [Oct. 6, 1895 - Oct. 30, 1958] Obit


 

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

CHARLES AUGUSTUS WOOD

Charles Augustus Wood, 50, of Ideal, Georgia, died Tuesday, February 17, 1987 in Crisp County Hospital, Cordele, Ga. Funeral services were held at 11 am, Thursday, February 19, in Whitewater Baptist Church. The Rev. Gene Wilson and the Rev. Homer Fowler officiated. Burial was in ANDERSONVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY.,
Mr. Wood was born July 30, 1936, a son of Katie Kelly Wood and the late Charles Lewis Wood. He ws a railroad clerk operator, a member of Whitewater Baptist Church and a Navy Veteran of the Korean Conflict. In addition to his Mother, survivors are: two daughters, Miss Kelly Wood and Miss Tracy Wood, both of Americus, two stepsons, Jeff Deriso and Dennios Deriso, both of Americus, a step daughter, Miss Kay Smith of Americus, three sisters, Mrs. Catherine Sweigart of Warner Robins, Mrs. Rebecca Pinckney of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Jean Law of Oglethorpe, two brothers, Harry Wood of Oglethorpe, Max Wood of Montezuma.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 9, 1991 - WALTER H. WOODRUFF -

Walter H. Woodruff, 73, of 156-A Lewis Hicks Court, Montezuma, Ga., died Friday, October 4, 1991, at his residence. Funeral services were held at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, October 5, graveside, at the Snow Methodist Church Cemetery, Dooly County. Rev. Keith Alderman officiated.
Mr. Woodruff, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar V. Woodruff, was born March 23, 1918 in Dooly County, Ga. He had resided in Montezuma since 1946. He served in the U.S.Army during WWII. He was a retired barber and a member of the Cedar Valley Baptist Church in Montezuma.
Survivors are a son, Kenneth Walter Woodruff of Milledgeville, Ga. a daughter, Mrs. Diane W. Hudson of Marietta, Ga.; a sister, Mrs. Wyman Harris of Mableton, Ga.; three grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


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

MRS. GEORGE W. N. [Lula V.Barfield] WATKINS

Mrs. Watkins Dies At Her Home In Garden Valley.
Saturday afternoon at five-thirty o'clock death entered the home of Mr. G. W. N. Watkins at Garden Valley, taking away the wife and mother from the home. Mrs. Watkins had been an invalid from paralysis for six months, during which time she had suffered greatly.
Mrs. Watkins, who before her marriage was Miss Lula V. Barfield, the oldest daughter of Mr. Nelson H. Barfield and Mrs. Jane Elizabeth Barfield, was born in Macon County near Garden Valley, Nov. 24th 1869. She had been a member of Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church for many years, being a devout christian character she was ever faithful to its teachings.
Funeral services were conducted at Bethlehem Church, Rev. W. M. Woodward of Hawkinsville, officiating. Interment was in the BETHLEHEM PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Taylor Co., Ga.
Those surviving her are: Mr. G. W. N. Watkins, her husband; J. C. Watkins, a son, Mrs. J. B. Ruistin, a daughter, and Mrs. Berta Barfield, a sister.
G. H. Goddard was funeral director.

[Note: There is NOT a marked grave listed in the Cemetery Book of Taylor County for Lula V. Barfield Watkins]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 17, 1982

WEBB INFANT - Dau. of Mr. & Mrs. JULIAN L. WEBB, III Section A - Row 3 - 86

The infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julian L. Webb, III of Oglethorpe died February 11, 1982 in the Americus Sumter Co. Hospital.
Graveside services were held Friday, February 12, at 11 am. Interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Rev. Jack McCollough officiated.
Survivors are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Lulian L. Webb, III of Oglethorpe; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Hickman of Valdosta; paternal grandfather and step grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. Julian L. Webb, Jr. of Oglethorpe; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Juanita G. Webb of Tifton, paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Julian L. Webb of Oglethorpe; maternal great grandmtoher, Mrs. Ethel B. Gladney of Tifton.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Infant Daughter of Chip & Carol Webb Birth & Death Date February 11, 1982 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside another Infant Daughter of Chip & Carol Webb Birth & Death Date December 26, 1985]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 15, 1974

ELMER LEONARD [Lemon] WHITTINGTON

Mr. Elmer Leonard Whittington, [Lemon] of Oglethorpe, Ga. passed away Wednesday, August 7, 1974 at the Montezuma Medical Nursing Home after a long illness. He was 70 years old, a retired policeman and a native of Taylor County.
Graveside services were held Thursday, August 8, at 3:30 PM in the MAUK CEMETERY. Rev. Carl Ayers and Rev. H. C. Harvey officiated.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Grace Whittington of Oglethorpe; daughter, Mrs. Marguerite Honeycutt of Fort Campbell, Kentucky; one sister, Mrs. G. A. Gentry of Byromville; one brother, Pershing Whitting of Anniston Alabama. Several nieces and nephews.

[Note: E. Lemon Whittington - Born March 21, 1904 - Died August 7, 1974 is buried in Mauk Cemetery in Taylor Co., Ga.]


MRS. WILLIAM CLARENCE [Clara Luvenia Arrowsmith ?] WHITTINGTON

The Daily Sun, Warner Robins, Houston County, Georgia Sunday, June 15, 1975

CLARA LUVENIA WHITTINGTON

Services for Mrs. Clara Luvenia Whittington, 69, of 205 Bargain Road, who died Monday in a Warner Robins hospital after a short illness, were held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the chapel of McCullough Funeral Home. Burial was in Felton Cemetery in Montezuma.

Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Onita Page of Warner Robins, Mrs. Claretta Denny of Americus and Mrs. Lavoye Morgan of Dover, Del.; four sons, Clarence Whittington Jr. of Warner Robins, Walter L.

Whittington of Cullman, Ala., Tom Whittington of Macon and Lavor Whittington of Americus; a brother, Lochinvar Arrowsmith of Gainesville; four sisters, Mrs. Theresa Barfield of Warner Robins, Mrs. Marie Greene of Milwaukee, Wis., Mrs. Aurelie Kirksey and Mrs. Florrie Moncrief, both of Ft. Valley.

Note: Clara Luvenia Whittington - Born - January 21, 1905 - Died - June 9, 1975 is buried in FELTON CEMETERY [Sec. F - Row 22-1377] beside her husband, William Clarence Whittington [Oct. 29, 1900 - March 1, 1956]


 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.               October 6, 1960

 JOSEPH        NICKIE        WOODRUFF

 Funeral services for Joseph Nickie Woodruff, 57, of Dooling, who died Friday, were held Sunday at the Dooling Baptist Church .  Burial was in the SWEARINGEN  CEMETERY.

 He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Davis Woodruff of Dooling; six sons, Charlie B. Woodruff of Fort Valley; Frank Woodruff and Harvey Woodruff of Byromville; Danny Woodruff , Ray Woodruff and Herman Woodruff, all of Dooling; two daughters, Mrs. Wayne Hortman of Pensacola, Fla., and Mrs. Bobby Etheridge of Perry; and two brothers, R. M. Woodruff of Unadilla and Ollie Woodurff of Bessemer, Ala.


From:  Guelda Hay’s Macon Co., Ga. Obit Collection    Date Missing

 WILLIAM         HORACE        WILLIAMSON

 Marshallville – William Horace Williamson, 81, of Sleepy Hollow Road, died Tuesday in Macon .  Born in Taylor County , he was the son of the late William P. and Susie Mae Fowler Williamson.  He lived in Marshallville most of his life, where he was the owner and operator of the Williamson Grocery Store.  He was also a member of Marshallville Baptist Church .

 Survivors:  Wife, Lucille [Lillie] Rigby Williamson of Marshallville; children, Janice Williamson Taylor of Perry, Virginia Williamson Scott of Leslie and Patsy Williamson Bugna of Eclectic, Ala.; brothers and sisters, Johnny H Williamson of Perry, Edgar Williamson of Warner Robins and Leroy Williamson, Jack, Williamson, Julia W. Rigby and Nannie Ruth W. Dean, all of Marshallville; six grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

 Services today in Marshallville Baptist Church .  Burial: MARSHALLVILLE CITY CEMETERY .  The Rev. Kenny Thompson will officiate.  Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.


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

MRS. WILEY WINFORD [Exa Estelle Phipps] RIDDLE

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


 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.        September 8, 1960

 GEORGE        WASHINGTON       WEBB

 George Washington Webb, 64 year old resident of Montezuma, died Thursday night, September 1, at a local hospital following a short illness.

 A retired farmer, Mr. Webb moved here from Dooly County five years ago.  He was a member of the Baptist Church .

 He is survived by his wife, the former Willie Edna Davis; one son, N. G.  Webb of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. Clara Posey of Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Mrs. Ina Ingram of Fort Myers, Fl.; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 Funeral services were conducted Saturday afternoon from Shiloh Baptist Church wit the Rev. D. L. Kight and Rev. C. P. Russell officiating.  Interment was in  CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY with Smith Tindol Funeral Home in Charge of arrangements.

 Pallbearers were, John D. Collier, Irma Collier, Clovis Layfield, W. O. Collier, Harvey Raper and W. B. Collier.

 Honorary Pallbearers were Joe Collier, Linwood Mygrant,  R. L. Raper,  Grover Barfield,  Johnny Raper,  J. T. Howell, Jimmy Collier, George Howell, Frank Ingram.  Luther Collier, and M. V. Boland.

 [Note:  George W. Webb – Pvt. Co. B. 1 Pro. Dev. Reg. WW I – Born January 23, 1896 – Died September 1, 1960 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside his wife, Willie Edna D. Webb [May 28, 1906 – April 5, 1985]

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 24, 1993

HOMER GRADY [George] WASHINGTON

Mr. Homer Grady [George] Washington, 83, of Route 1 Marshallville, died Saturday, February 20, in Flint River Community Hospital in Montezuma.
Services were held at 2:30 pm Sunday, February 21, in First Baptist Church, Montezuma. Dr. Randy Gregg officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma with full Masonic Rites.
Mr. Washington, a native of Meriwether County, was born January 8, 1910, the son of Elizabeth Morris Washington and Rufus R. Washington. He had resided in Macon County since 1950, was retired from the U. S. Army and a retired farmer. He was a former direrctor of the Macon County Farm Bureau, a member of the First Baptist Church, the Baracca Sunday School Class, Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge 65, Al Sihah Temple, the Macon County Shrine Club.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Otella Sloan Washington, a son, Randall Washington, both of Marshallville; a daughter, Mrs. Elizabeth W. Pope of Augusta, a sister, Mrs. Evelyn Drake of Burlington, N.C., three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Homer G. Washington WWII - Born - January 8, 1910 - Died - February 20, 1993 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery.


 

Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   July 7, 1960

 MRS.    GEORGE     WILLIS    [Callie   Greer]      WALL

 Mrs. Callie Greer Wall, resident of Oglethorpe, died in a local hospital June 30 after several weeks illness.

 She was born in Macon County , the daughter of the late John L. and Willie Singletary Greer, and was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church .

 Survivors include her husband, George W. Wall of Oglethorpe; two brothers, Rudolph Greer of Albany and Grant Lee Greer of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. Lamar Woodward of Atlanta and Mrs. Susie Brown of Montezuma; and a number of nieces and nephews.

   Funeral services were held at the Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe, Friday, July 1st 1960 .  The pastor, the Rev. W. H. Martin officiated, assisted by the Rev. Roger Clapp.  Interment followed in RED HILL CHURCH CEMETERY near Oglethorpe.

 Pallbearers were Watt Brown, John Marvin Brown, Bud Greer, Ben Greer, Leo Coogle and Haywood Woodward.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note:  Callie Greer Wall, wife of G. W. Wall  - Born December 19, 1897 – Died June 30, 1960 is buried in Red Hill Cemetery .]


 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.      June 25, 1959

 MRS. CHARLES FLETCHER  [Mary Ida  Batton]  WILLIAMS

 Mrs. Fletcher Williams 84, life-long resident of Macon County , passed away Wednesday afternoon at a local hospital following a lengthy illness.

 She was the widow of Charles Fletcher Williams, who preceded her in death by seven years.  She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Montezuma.

 Survivors include four sons, Linton Williams of Macon ; John F. Williams of Oglethorpe; Leslie Williams and Louis Williams of Montezuma; five daughters, Mrs. A. H. Horton, Mrs. Ed Fore, Mrs. Trice Riddle, all of Montezuma; Mrs. Hugh Jackson of Charleston, S. C. and Mrs. Frank Horne of Charlotte, N.C.; 18 grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 Funeral arrangements will be announced by Watson-Mathews.

 [Note: Mary Ida Tobetha [Batton] Williams – Born June 16, 1875 – Died June 24, 1959 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Charles Fletcher Williams [Dec. 18, 1867 – June 6, 1952] See his OBIT]

 


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

 ROBERT    COUNCIL    WOOTEN,    JR.

 Robert Council Wooten, Jr. age 22, died Thursday, December 9, 1976 in Palmyra Park Hospital , Albany , Ga. , from injuries received in an automobile accident.  Funeral services were held Saturday, December 11, 1976 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.  Rev. Thomas Arledge officiated and burial was in FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma.   Pallbearers – not copied.

 Mr. Wooten had lived in Montezuma all his life and was a graduate of Macon County High School , in the class of 1972.  He attended the University of Georgia and was employed as salesman with Wooten Supply Company.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church.

 Surviving Mr. Wooten are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Wooten, Sr. of Montezuma; one sister, Mary Jay Wooten of Athens ; two brothers, Marshall Wooten and Mercer Wooten of Montezuma.

 [Note: Robert Council Wooten, Jr. – Born January 22, 1954 – Died December 10, 1976 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his parents.]

 


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

 RANDALL   LYNN    WEAVER

   Randall Lynn Weaver, the 21 day old infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel I. Weaver of Byron, died Monday, October 25, at the Houston County Hospital in Warner Robins .  Funeral services were held Tuesday, October 26, at the MONTEZUMA MENNONITE CHURCH , with burial in the CHURCH CEMETERY .

 Surviving, in addition to the parents are the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Yoder and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Weaver, all of Montezuma.

 [Note: Randall Lynn Weaver – Born October 4, 1976 – Died October 25, 1976 is buried in the Montezuma Mennonite Cemetery ]


 

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

  ALVIN    LEE   [Jack]   WATSON

 Alvin Lee [Jack] Watson, 71 years of age, passed away Sunday, May 16, 1976 at Medical Arts Nursing Home in Columbus , Georgia .  Born in Bartlett , Texas , Mr. Watson lived most of his life in Montezuma except for the past four years which he spent in Columbus .

 Funeral services for Mr. Watson were Tuesday at Watson-Mathews Funeral Chapel.  Rev. Kenneth Jordan officiated and burial was in FELTON CEMETERY .

 Surviving Mr. Watson are three sisters, Mrs. Della Avery of Alpharetta , Ga. ; Miss Ola Watson of Columbus , Ga. ; Mrs. Evelyn Robson of Lakeland , Fl. And a number of nieces and nephews.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge.

 [Note: Alvin Lee Watson – Born April 28, 1909 – Died May 16, 1976 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Mary E. Watson [1876 – 1965 & D. W. Watson [1869 – 1923]


 

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

 ROBERT   LEE   WIGGINS,   JR.

 Robert Lee Wiggins, Jr. of Oglethorpe , Ga. , passed away, Sunday, March 28, 1976 at  the Americus-Sumter County Hospital .  He was a native of Lynchburg , Tennessee , but had lived in Macon County for 16 years.  He was 72 years of age.

 Mr. Wiggins was a member of the Oglethorpe United Methodist Church .  He was a school administrator, having taught for 10 years in Overton, Tennessee , 25 years in Albermarle , North Carolina and 10 years in the Macon County School system.

 Funeral services for Mr. Wiggins were held Tuesday, March 30th from the Oglethorpe Methodist Church with Rev. Jody Robertson officiating.  Interment was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY .  Pallbearers – not copied.

 Surviving Mr. Wiggins are his widow, Mrs. Pauline Derrick Wiggins of Oglethorpe, a niece,  Beth Tankersley of Greer, S.C.; a nephew, ____ Hargrove of Charlotte, North Carolina.

 Arrangements were by Watson-Mathews of Montezuma.

 [Note: R. L. Wiggins, Jr. – Born December 17, 1903 – Died March 28, 1976 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside Pauline Derrick Wiggins [ June 15, 1913 – April 21-1977]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 16, 1994

MISS ANNIE MAE WILLIAMS

Miss Annie Mae Williams, age 90, of Highway 49, Oglethorpe, Ga., died Saturday, March 12, 1994, in the Oaks Nursing Home in Marshallville.
Funeral services were held at 2 pm Monday, March 14, in Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church, Oglethorpe. The Rev. John S. Sims officiated and burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS.
Miss Williams, the daughter of John N. Williams and Mattie Tarrer Williams, was born August 7, 1903, in Macon County, where she lived all her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion-St.Luke Luthern Church.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Nettie W. Harbuck of Marshallville and a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   February 18, 1976

 JESSE   W.   WICKER,  SR.

 Reynolds, - Jesse W. Wicker, Sr., 75, of Americus died Sunday, February 8, 1976 in the home of his daughter.  Services were held Tuesday in Reese Park Chapel.  Burial was in SUNSET MEMORIAL GARDENS .

 Pallbearers were: Jimmy Wicker, Grant Wicker, Robert Hunnicut, “Chuck” Wicker, Clyde P. Smith, John H. Smith and James A. Smith, III.

 Mr. Wicker, a native of Macon County , lived in Americus for 15 years and was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church .

 Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Ed Cooper of Reynolds; three sons, Gene A Wicker of Brunswick , Jesse Wicker, Jr. of Jacksonville , Fla. And James E. Wicker of Ft. Valley ; a sister, Mrs. Janie Downs of Americus ; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. December 10, 1915
"LOCAL NEWS" - Mrs. M. P. Wilson died at her home in the Hamburg Community the first of the week.
[Note: I have no idea who this is, anyone having knowledge of Mrs. M. P. Wilson, PLEASE RESPOND.]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 10, 1969
JAMES A. WARREN FUNERAL NOTICE - Funeral services for James A. Warren, 88, who died July 7th at local nursing home after an extended illness, were held Wednesday from the Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, Rev. Kenneth Bush and Rev. C. G. Ward officiated with burial in the Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. WarreN was a lifetime resident of Macon County and was a retired miller.
Pallbearers were Robert L. Williams, Kenneth Williams, James W. Williams, Sidney Lanier, George Warren, Joseph F. Warren, Jr. Thomas Groover, and Clyde Ellison.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. J. A. Warren of Natchez, Mississippipi; two daughters, Mrs. Louis Williams of Montezuma and Mrs. R. L. Greer of Columbus; three sons, Herschel Warren of Montezuma; Joe Frank Warren of Orlando, Fla., and Julian Warren of Miami, Fla.; two stepsons, Mitchell Groover and G. B. Groover, both of Columbus; two step-daughters, Mrs. Paul Kneedler of Natchez, Miss. and Mrs. Arthur Wynn of Kingsland, Ga. One sister-in-law, Mrs. James Leon Warren of Pensacola, Fla; thirteen grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and one great-great-granchild.
[Note: I do not find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for James A. Warren but he was born about 1881 - Died July 7th 1969.]
[Note: There is "a" Hammie Louise Sutton Dawson Warren, wife of James Apperson Warren, died in childbirth in 1914 and is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery - Does anyone know is this could be the same James A. Warren?] PLEASE RESPOND

Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 21, 1969
THOMAS LEWIS WALKER FUNERAL NOTICE - Funeral services for Thomas Lewis Walker, 69, who died Thursday in a local hospital after a short illness, were held Saturday, August 16, at the St. Mary's Episcopal Church. The Rev. Graham Glover, Rev. Emory Gilbert and Rev. C. G. Ward officiated and burial was in the FELTON CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - not copied. A life time resident of Macon County and a native of Montezuma, Mr. Walker was a pharmacist at Walker Drug Co. He was a member of the St. Mary's Episcopal Church and attended Mercer University, Georgia Military Coillege and Struby School pf Pharmacy. Mr. Walker was a veteran of World War I.
Survivors include one brother, Edgar M. Walker and one sister, Miss Estelle Walker, both of Montezuma.
[Note: Thomas Lewis Walker - Born May 26, 1900 - Died August 14, 1969 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his sister, Estelle Walker [1909-1989] and brother Edgar Martin Walker [1902-1990]

 

From: The Christian Index - November 27, 1890 Pg. 15 Col.2
WALTERS - MRS. MATILDA WALTERS, wife of J. D. Walters, Sr., died Nov. 13, at her home near Montezuma, Ga. She was baptized in July 1850. Ever after she has lived an exemplary Christian as wife, mother, church member, neighbor and friend. She lived to see her youngest child grown - a settled Christian man.
A husband, children, grandchildren, a host of friends mourn her loss, but not as those who have no hope.
Signed: Her Pastor, A. J. Cheves. Montezuma Nov. 14, 1890
[Note: Rebecca Matilda, wife of Jerry D. Walters - Born September 4, 1829 - Died November 13, 1890 is buried in Travelers Rest Baptist Cemetery beside her husband, Jerry Dawson Walters - NO DATES Co. E. Ga. Res. CSA [He was born about 1829 since he was 71/1900 Census, living alone next to his son, John M. Walters.]

Found: The Christian Index - June 20, 1889 - Pg. 15 Col. 2
WALTERS - The home of our brother, J. D. W. Walters, Jr., has been made sad by the death of his only son, Jesse Willie Walters, and the little circle, which had before been unbroken, now mourns the loss of one of its loved ones.
Willie was born Feb. 21, 1870. At the age of nine or ten years, he was attacked with heart disease and has suffered from it ever since.
He was received by experience and baptism into the Traveler's Rest Baptist Church in July 1887. [Much more, not copied.] The family put forth every effort to arrest the disease and render his suffering as pleasant as possible.
To humor him, rather against the judgment of his father, he was carried to Montezuma, two or three miles from home, to spend a day or two with his uncle on May 22.
On the evening of the 23, feeling much worse and desiring to return home, his uncle started to carry him; but while yet in town, he grew worse, so rapidly, he had to be taken from the buggy and laid upon a counter in the drug store. Death came in a very few minutes.
[Note: Jesse Willie, son of Jesse D. & Yetta Walters - Born February 21, 1870 - Died May 23, 1889 is buried in Traveler's Rest Baptist Cemetery beside his father, Jesse D. Walters.] See OBIT

 

From: The Christian Index - March 1, 1894 - pg. 7. col.2
WALTERS, - DR. JESSIE D. WALTERS - Dr. Jessie D. Walters died at his home near Montezuma, Ga. on the 18, of December 1893, aged 45 years. He was a true man in all the relations of life, and a consistent member of Travelers Rest Baptist Church where be was baptized in early youth and around whose sacred precincts he loved to linger until the sun of life went down. He met the dark messenger with Christian calmness and serenity and when life's golden sands were running low, he ezpressed a bright and lively hope that he would meet his Saviour and loved ones on the other shore. W.
[Note: Jesse D. Walters - Born October 15, 1848 - Died December 18, 1893 is buried in Travelers Rest Baptist Cemetery beside a son, Jessie Willie, son of Jesse D. & Yetta Walters [Feb. 21, 1870 - May 23, 1889]
[We OOOPS'D in reading the marker for Jesse D. Walters, our "Cemeteries of Macon County" uses October 18, 1893 as his death date, obituary uses December __ 1893. It is impossible to get through the Travelers Rest Cemetery, so use the date you find workable.]

 

From: MONTEZUMA RECORD; Printed in THE HAWKINSVILLE DISPATCH, Hawkinsville, Georgia = Vol. 18, #40, Thursday Morning, October 2, 1884: Information reached Montezuma on Tuesday morning that Ebb Westbrook, son of Mr. E. W. Westbrook, died at the plantation of his father near Drayton, Dooly County, on the evening before, of that dreaded and fatal disease - the low country yellow fever...His remains were carried to Beulah, in Houston County and buried on Wednesday morning.
[Note: E. W. Westbrook Born January 19, 1864 - Died September 22, 1884 has a marker in the Felton Cemetery. There are several markers in Felton Cemetery that also appear in the MC KENZIE FAMILY CEMETERY located on the southeast side of State Hwy 26, 1 mi past Five Points Store. It [McKenzie] is an abandoned cemetery and this makes me think that family members have placed memorial markers in Felton Cemetery for at least part of the burials there.]Anyone having knowledge of this, PLEASE RESPOND.

 

Macon County Citizen - Oglehtorpe, Ga. April 19, 1929
MRS. GEORGE WALKER DIED AT MARSHALLVILLE - Marshallville, Ga. April 14, Mrs. Georgia Walker died here this morning after an attack of acute indigestion. She is survived by one sister, Mrs. Murray of Oglethorpe, Ga. and three brothers, Tom Maffett of Montezuma; Irwin Maffett of Fitzgerald, and Eugene Maffett of Macon.
The funeral will be held here tomorrow morning. The services will be conducted by Rev. W. P. Webb, pastor of Methodist Church.
[Note: Ida Maffett Walker - Born October 23, 1858 - Died April 14, 1929 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband, George C. Walker [1858 - 1926]

 

From the Macon County News & Shopping Guide, 6/7/01:

Charles Edwin Whittington, 71, resident of 3114 Corina Circle, Archdale, NC, died Friday, April 13, 2001, in the High Point Regional Hospital.

Mr. Whittington was born May 7, 1929 in Macon County, a son to Edward Lee and Hetty Roby Whittington. He had been a resident of Archdale and vicinity for the past 34 years and was a retired employee of the High Point Enterprise, where he had been employed as a pressman for 28 years. Mr. Whittington was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served during the Korean conflict, and was a life member of the Franklin VFW Post #7339. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James Whittington.

Surviving are one daughter, Teresa Brown of Cartersville, GA; his fiance, Maxine Boyles of Kernersville; and three sisters: Rosa Lee Jacobs of Sarasota, FL; Frances Crisp and Nancy Whittingtoj, both of Franklin.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, April 15, at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of Cumby Family Funeral Service in Archdale with the Rev. Robert Beckons officiating. Visitation was to be immediately following the funeral service. Interment was held Monday, April 16 at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, 202 Centreport Dr., Suite 100, Greensboro, NC 27409.


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

 MRS. JOHN WESTBROOK [Ella Missouri Duke] AYCOCK

 Funeral services for Mrs. Ella Missouri Duke Aycock, 82, were held Saturday, May 4, 1963 in the Bethea Funeral Home in Louisville, Ga, with the Rev. C. H. Donaldson and Elder W. C. Kicklighter officiating. The remains were then moved to Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church near Oglethorpe where a short service was conducted by Elder J. W. Hartley. Burial followed in RED HILL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

 Mrs. Aycock, a native of Macon County, died Thursday, May 2, 1963 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. S. Bruce McNeely in Bartow, Ga. Her husband, the late John Westbrook Aycock, died in 1943. She was the daughter of the late James D. Duke [possibly James J. Duke] and Mrs. Missouri Lee Duke and at one time was dietician at a school lunchroom. She was a member of Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church.

 Survivors in addition to her daughter are one son, James T. Aycock of Birmingham, Ala.; a foster daughter, Mrs. Joseph Goodwin of Macon; one sister, Mrs. W. A. Roberts of Birmingham, Ala.; 19 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

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

 [Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Red Hill Cemetery for Ella Missouri Duke Aycock nor do I find any Aycock buried in Macon County except: Sallie F. Aycock [1857 – 1900] “Mother”.]

 [Note: 1920 MACON CO., GA. CENSUS: 1070th GMD Dixie Hwy Rd.

AYCOCK, John W. 46 m/w m’d un ggg

Ella Missouri [Duke] wife 39 f/w m’d ggg

Raymond son 15 m/w s ggg

James T. son 6 m/w s ggg

HAMICK, Clide A. Bd’r 34 m/w m’d VA/VA/VA

[Note: Ella Missouri Duke’s parents are buried in HIGGINS-DIXON FAMILY CEMETERY located off Co. Rd. 286 on property owned by Sandy Justice [1993]

In Memory of Missouri, wife of James J. Duke [1845 – 1885]

James J. Duke – Co. C. 8th Ga. Cav. CSA [1834 – Jan. 28, 1916] OBIT


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  February 12, 1986

 JOHN   FLETCHER   WILLIAMS

   John Fletcher Williams, age 80, of Oglethorpe, Georgia, died Thursday, February 6, 1986, in Northside Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia.  Funeral services were held at 3 pm Friday, February 7, in the Oglethorpe United Methodist Church.  The Rev. Earl Seckinger officiated and burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY.

  Mr. Williams, a life long resident of Macon County, was born January 28, 1906, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fletcher Williams.  He was a member and on the Board of Stewards of the Oglethorpe United Methodist Church and a member of the Oglethorpe Lions Club.  He was the former owner of the Bank of Oglethorpe.

  Survivors are, hs wife, Sara Blanche Riddle Williams; two daughters, Mrs. Sara Ann Maffett of Montezuma, Mrs. Mary Lynn Shealy of Oglethorpe; three brothers, Charles L. Williams of Macon, Leslie R. Williams and Robert Louis Williams, both of Montezuma; five sisters, Mrs. Martha Kate Horton, Mrs. Mary Louise Fore and Mrs. Ann Elizabeth ______, all of Montezuma, Mrs. Nora Jackson of Charleston, S.C., Mrs. Hazel Frances Horne of Charlotte, N.CV.; four grandchildren.

  Pallbearers - Not Copied. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: John Fletcher Williams  -  Born January 28, 1906  -  Died February 6, 1986  is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery]


Death Notice of  DAVID  L.  WICKER. In March 6, 1868 issue of DEATH AND OBITUARY NOTICES FROM THE SOUTHERN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE  1867 - 1878.

 DAVID   LAMBERT   WICKER

Bro. David L. Wicher/Wicker was born 6th February 1822 in Newberry District, South Carolina, and died in Macon County, Georgia on 31st December 1867.  He was converted at Ebenezer C.M.S.C.... his removal to Georgia in 1859.  He was married 15th December 1842 to Nannie J. Lane...S.Anthony.

 [Note:  If you have a copy of "HISTORY OF MACON COUNTY" by Louise Frederick Hays, please look on pages 645 - 651 for a history of the Wicker Family submitted by Nan Wicker Clements.  This book was published in 1934

 [Note: Capt. D. L. Wicker - Ga. Milit. CSA Marker No Dates in  Travelers Rest Cemetery, just below the Montezuma City Limits.  Born February 6, 1822   and died December 31, 1867 according to the Death Notice.

[Note: According to the Wicker Family History he was born April 6, 1822 and died December 31, 1868.

[Note: Mrs. Nancy Wicker is buried in the Felton Cemetery inLot 51 South West Side Pg. 53 in a Cemetery Book presented to the City of Montezuma in 1930 by Capt. J. M. Brown..  There are burials recorded in that book yet the markers have long since disappeared.

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 18, 1983

MRS. RICHARD AARON [Evelyn Estelle Pitts] WILSON

Mrs. Evelyn Estelle Pitts Wilson, age 75, died Monday, May 9, 1983 in the Americus and Sumter County Hospital. Funeral services were held at 3 pm Wednesday, May 11, in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Potterville, Georgia. Burial was in the MT. OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. The Rev. Denver Richards, the Rev. Bobby Whitaker and the Rev. H. M. Skipper officiated.
Mrs. Wilson was born September 21, 1907 in Jacksonville, Florida, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pitts. She lived in Oglethorpe approximately one year, moving from Potterville where she lived most of her life. She was a homemaker and the wife of the late Richard Aaron Wilson.
She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Sam Wright, Mrs. L. W. Cromer and Mrs. Robert Hill all of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Joe Howell of Fort Valley and Mrs. Alton Childree of Reynolds; one sister, Mrs. Cora Blair of reynolds; 19 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers - Not Copied. - Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note; I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Taylor County" for either Mr. or Mrs. Richard Aaron Wilson.]
 


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Aug. 4, 1938
DOUBLE RITES FOR MR. WRIGHT HEAD AND MRS. LAURA WALKER [Uncle & Niece]
A double funeral was held at Red Hill Church Sunday afternoon, when services were conducted for Mr. Wright Head, well-known citizen of Macon County and his niece, Mrs. Laura Walker of Hollywood, Fla., whose body was brought from Hollywood, following her death there Saturday morning.
The body of Mr. Head was found near his home about 7:30 Saturday morning, with a gun shot wound through head and a shotgun by his side. He had been absent from the house several hours. A coroner's inquest was held and a verdict of suicide rendered. No motive was known. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Tom Head and leaves his wife and one brother, Arthur Head.
Pallbearers were Charlie, Allen, Harry, Russell and Frank Head and Charlie Head, Jr.
Mrs. Walker 21, daughter of the late Lawrence Kitchens and Mrs. Kitchens, who now lives in Hollywood, Fla., was a former resident of Macon County. Her death from general peritonitis followed an illness of five weeks.
She is survived by her husband and baby. The interment was in Red Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Art Ellis, John English, David Webb, R. L. Britt, Lewis Barfield and Oliver Coogle.
The joint service was conducted by the Rev. G. A. Briggs, pastor of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church.
This is the second double funeral, uncle and niece, at Red Hill Church within a year. Mr. Bob Mathis, of Americus and his niece, Miss Olla Mathis of Oglethorpe, were buried on the same day at Red Hill Church last October.
[Note: There are no marked graves in the Red Hill Cemetery for either Mr. Wright Head or Mrs. Laura Kitchens Walker] There are however, side by side, two adult unmarked graves between C. A. Head [1879-1954] & Frances Duke, wife of C. A. Head [1877-1943]


 

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

MRS. W. H. WYNENS

Mrs. W. H. Wynens Dies Unexpectedly
Funeral services for Mrs. W. H. Wynens, 77, of Hillsboro, who died unexpectedly, Sunday in a Monticello hospital, were held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Hillsboro Baptist Church. Burial was in the HILLSBORO BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. E. B. Henderson of Atlanta; two sons, Dr. W. E. Wynens of Valdosta and James C. Wynens of Macon; two brothers, M. B. King of Montezuma and G. C. King of Americus and seven grandchildren.
 


 

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

MRS. MYLES LEONARD [Ola Grace Parks] WHITTINGTON

Services for Mrs. Grace Parks Whitting Held Sunday At Mt. Zion.
Mrs. Grace Parks Whittington, 62, of Oglethorpe, died Friday, February 15, in a Vienna hospital. Services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday in Mt. Zion-St.Luke Lutheran Church. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY. Mack McDowell officiated.
Pallbearers - Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Mrs. Whittington, a lifelong resident of Macon County, was a retired employee of Forest Mills of Montezuma. She was a member of Mount Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Faye W. Mygrant of Oglethorpe; her mother, Mrs. Maggie Parks Clickner of Montezuma; a sister, Mrs. Nina Peaster of Montezuma, three brothers, Phillip Parks of Palatka, Fla.; Fred Parks of Montezuma and Eugene Parks of Oglethorpe and four grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Ola Grace Parks Whittington - Born October 9, 1917 - Died February 15, 1980 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, Myles Leonard Whittington [10-25-1902 - July 5, 1964]
 


Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. Nov. 2, 1967

WAITS - DYAL - RODGERS

WALTER 'BUCK' C. WAITS of Atlantic Beach, Fla.

Walter [Buck] C. Waits of Atlantic Beach, Florida died Sunday afternoon, October 22, unexpectedly at his home after a short illness. He was a native of Ashburn, Ga., veteran of World War I and superintendent with the B. B. McCormick and Sons Construction Company. He is survived by his widow, Arlia Dyal Waits. Funeral services wer held Tuesday morning in the Chapel Giddens - Griffin Funeral Home at Jacksonville Beach with the Rev. W. C. McKeller, Presbyterian minister, officiating. Interment was Tuesday afternoon at OGLETHORPE CEMETERY with the Rev. Laurance S. Russ officiating. Mrs. Waits is a sister of Mrs. R. L. Rodgers of Oglethorpe. [Note: Walter Cicero Waits - Born March 21, 1901 - Died October 22, 1967 - The WWI marker Born March 27, 1902] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Arlia Dyal Waits [Dec. 18, 1907 - Oct. 28-1985]


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

WILLIAM BRANDT WHATLEY

Funeral services for William Brandt Whatley, 69, of Montezuma were held Saturday, February 20, 1971 from the Chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. R. O. Edenfield and Rev. C. G. Ward officiated and burial was in the FELTON CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Mr. Whatley passed away in a local hospital after a short illness, Thursday, February 18. A native of Ashland, Alabama, Mr. Whatley had resided here for 46 years. He was a retired businessman and a member of the Montezuma Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Helen Maffett Whatley of Montezuma; one daughter, Mrs. R. T. Dozier of Montezuma; one sister, Mrs. W. B. Kessler of Montgomery, Alabama; several nieces and nephews also survive.

[Note: William Brandt Whatley - Born October 15, 1901 - Died February 18, 1971 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Helen Maffett, wife of William Brandt Whatley [7-6-1897 - 10-19-1973]

 


From:  Guelda Hay’s Macon Co., Ga. Obit collection   July 1988

 MRS.   JOHN C. [Nellie   Kelley]  WADSWORTH

 Oglethorpe – Nellie Kelley Wadsworth, 94, of Route 1 died Monday at her residence.

 Services will be held today in Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma.  Burial will be in PINE LEVEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY near Oglethorpe.  The Rev. Earl Seckinger will officiate.

 A Native of Macon County , Mrs. Wadsworth was a homemaker and a member of Pine Level United Methodist Church .  She was the widow of John C. Wadsworth.

 Survivors include a daughter, Frances Wadsworth Hobbs of Oglethorpe; a son, John C. Wadsworth, Jr. of Oglethorpe and four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note:  Nellie K. Wadsworth – Born April 2, 1894 – Died July 18, 1988 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside her husband, John C. Wadsworth [April 17, 1887 – August 3, 1950] See his obit.

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 29, 1978

MRS. TOMMIE O. [Gladys Chambliss] WEBB

Mrs. Gladys Chambliss Webb, 71, died Friday night, March 24, 1978 at her residence after an apparent heart attack. Services were held at 2 pm Sunday in Mount Zion St.Luke Lutheran Church. Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Dr. Harvey Huntley and Rev. Roy Gardner were the officiating ministers.
Pallbearers were Lewis Kitchens, Ronnie Kitchens, Tommy Kitchens, Jule Webb, Jr., Clyde Chambliss, Norman Andrews, Clinton Ledger, J. G. Ledger and W. E. Webb.
Mrs. Webb, a native of Sumter County, had lived in Oglethorpe 54 years and was a member of Mount Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church.
Survivors include a son, L. O. Webb of Anderson, S. C.; a daughter, Mrs. Andrew Todd of Gay; a brother, J. L. Chambliss of Marshallville; a sister, Mrs. Mary Lou Kitchens of Oglethorpe; and five grandchildren.

[Note: Gladys C. Webb - Born July 19, 1906 - Died March 24, 1978 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside Tommie O. Webb [March 14, 1900 - March 25, 1974]


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

MRS. PEGGY JOAN HAMPTON BIELBY WHITTEN

Mrs. Peggy Joan Hampton Whitten of Brunswick died Sunday, February 26. She was 37 years of age and a native of Montezuma. She graduated from Montezuma High School and the University of Georgia. She has been a stewardess with T. W. A. and was a farrier. She lived for several years in Virginia, returning to Montezuma last year. She was living in Brunswick where she was employed as desk clerk with Best Western Motel.
Mrs. Whitten is survived by four daughters, Miss Roylyn Cammie Bielby, Dorothy Bielby, Mary Whitten and Valerie Whitten and one son, John Whitten, all of Brunswick; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Edwards of Montezuma and a number of aunts and uncles.
Funeral services for Mrs. Whitten were held at 2 pm Tuesday at the Montezuma United Methodist Church with Rev. Dick Reese and Dr. A. W. Merillat, officiating. Burial weas in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Peggy Joan Hampton Bielby Whitten - Born July 16, 1940 - Died February 26, 1978 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery.
 


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

WALTER BENJAMIN WILLIAMS

Funeral services for Walter B. Williams, 81, of 757 Pineview Avenue, Macon, Georgia, who died Friday, February 10, 1978 were held at 2 pm Sunday in the Ideal United Methodist Church in Ideal. Interment was in the LOCKWOOD FAMILY CEMETERY [IDEAL CEMETERY] in Ideal, Ga. Rev. Clarence Keene will officiate.
Mr. Williams was born in Macon County and educated in the Ideal Schools. He was a retired bus driver and farmer and was a member of the Ideal United Methodist Church. He had been a resident of Macon for over 10 years.
Survivors include two sisters; Mrs. Robert E. Dent of Macon and Mrs. Paul Fouts of Gainesville; 2 brothers, Thomas Williams of Macon and Reuben Williams of Ideal; several nieces and nephews.

[Note: Walter Benjamin Williams - Born February 18, 1896 - Died February 10, 1978 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside Thomas W. Williams [April 26, 1892 - April 11, 1984] WWI
[Note: Walter Benjamin Williams was a son of Thomas Edgar Williams and his wife, Susan Emma [Lockwood] Williams.


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe,Ga. Oct. 9, 1925

DEATH OF MRS. DAN WILLIAMS
Mrs. Dan Williams died Thursday morning at her home at
Grangerville after a lingering illness. She was Miss Lizzie
Barnes before her marriage to Mr. Williams and she leaves one son, Norman Williams and her husband and several other relatives and a host of friends to mourn her loss.
The funeral was held in the Lutheran Church and she was laid to rest in the cemetery there. The services were conducted by Rev. A. W. Quillian.
[Note: Born 10-25-1874 Died 10-1-1925 Buried:Mt. Zion]

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe,Ga. October 30, 1925


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 25, 1995

BUD WISHAM

Mr. Bud Wisham, 82, of Rt. 1, Unadilla, died Wednesday, October 18, 1995 at his home.

Services were held at 10 am Friday, October 20, in the chapel iof Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma, Ga. Burial was in SAND BETHEL CEMETERY in Rupert [Taylor Co.], Ga. with the Rev. Clarence Keene officiating.

Mr. wisham, a native of Taylor County, was born May 15, 1913, the son of Joe Franklin Wisham and Minnie Stuckey Wisham. He had resided in Unadilla for the past 10 years, moving from Montezuma, Ga. He was retired from Southern Frozen Foods in Montezuma and an Army Veteran of world War II.

Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Hettie Wisham Bodrey of Unadilla, and a brother, Joe wisham of Ideal, a number of nieces and nephews.


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma,. Ga. October 17, 1963

 MRS. J. F. [Minnie Plemons ] VANZANT WISHAM

 Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie P. Vanzant Wisham, 69, who died Oct. 4, 1963 in a local hospital, were held Saturday, October 5, in the Whitewater Baptist Church.

 The Rev. Homer Fowler and the Rev. H. F. Royal officiated and burial was in the PINE LEVEL CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers were Ernest Price, Boyette Streetman, Warren Grimsley, Bruce Shultz, Charles Chapman and Mike Register.

 Mrs. Wisham was a member OF Whitewater Baptist Church and had lived in Macon County most of her life.

 Survivors include four sons, Plemons Vanzant of Oglethorpe, James Vanzant of Montezuma, Fred Vansant of Smithville and Tom Vanzant of Albany; four daughters, Mrs. Herman Layfield and Mrs. Otis Cromer, both of Montezuma, Mrs. Calvin Layfield of Columbus and Mrs. Harold Grant of Havana, Fla.; one brother, Clifford Plemons of Ringgold; 26 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

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

 [Note: Minnie VanZant Wisham – Born 1894 – Died 1963 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside her 1st husband, John B, VanZant [1871 – 1939]

[Note: J. F. Wisham’s marriage to Minnie VanZant is recorded in Macon Co., Ga. Marriage Book J. I do not have the date.]

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. Wednesday, September 2, 1992

RALPH THOMAS WOMACK

Mr. Ralph Thomas Womack, 70, of Route One, Ideal, Georgia, died Sunday, August 30, 1992 in the Veterans Administration Hospital, Decatur, Georgia.
Graveside services were held at 3 PM Monday, August 31, in COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY, with the Rev. Sidney Clay officiating.
Mr. Womack was born June 16, 1922, a son of Reuben D. Womack and Aggie Ramsey Womack in Lee County, Alabama. He had resided in Macon County, Georgia for most of his life. He was a retired farmer and an Army Veteran of World War II.
Survivors are a brother, Ray Womack of Ideal, a sister, Mrs. Kathleen W. Rodgers of Andersonville, and several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge.

[Note: Ralph Thomas Womack - Born - June 16, 1922 - Died August 30, 1992 is buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery


 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. November 21, 1963

 

MRS. JAMES A. [Susan Grissett] WELCH, SR.

 

Funeral services for Mrs. Susan Grissett Welch, 80, who died Saturday night in a Tifton hospital after a short illness, were held Monday in the Fort Valley Methodist Church. The Rev. Roy McTier officiated with burial in the OAKLAWN CEMETERY

 

A native of Troy, Ala., Mrs. Welch lived most of her life in Montezuma. She moved to Fort Valley a number of years ago and after the death of her husband, James A. Welch, Sr., in 1954, she made her home with her daughters. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

 

She is survived by one son, James A. Welch, Jr. of Augusta; five daughters, Mrs. Raymond Jackson of Fort Valley, Mrs. J. F. Warren and Mrs. Leman Smith, both of Orlando, Fla., Mrs. Sidney H. Murphy of Tifton, and Mrs. L. C. Tallent of Montezuma; one brother, James Grissett of Troy, Ala.; 11 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

 

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

 

[Note: Susan G. Welch – Born October 21, 1883 – Died November 18, 1963 is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery in Ft. Valley, Ga. beside her husband, James A. Welch, Sr. [Jan. 24, 1870 – Dec. 14, 1954]

 


 

 

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

 RICHARD A. WILSON

 Richard A. Wilson 55, of Reynolds died Wednesday night at his residence there.

 Funeral services were held Friday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with burial in the MT. OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

 Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Pitts Wilson of Reynolds; one son, James A. Wilson of Reynolds; six daughters, Mrs. L. W. Cromer and Mrs. Frank Harris, both of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Robert Hill and Mrs. Joe Howell, both of Fort Valley, Mrs. Hilton Shirah of Americus and Mrs. Alton Childree of Reynolds; one sister, Mrs. Leon Felker of Ideal; and 12 Grandchildren.

 [Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery for Richard A. Wilson]


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

 GURVEOUS LESTER WINDHAM, SR.

 Gervis L. Windham, Sr. died at his home in Reynolds early Sunday morning, February 17, 1963 after an extended illness. Mr. Windham was a former resident of Ideal. 

Surviving are two sons, Capt. Gervis L. Windham, Jr. of Fort Sill, Oklahoma and William Davis Windham of Halloway, Florida.

 He is buried at HILLCREST CEMETERY in Reynolds, Ga.

 [Note; Gurveous Lester Windham, Sr. – Born January 124, 1886 – Died February 17, 1963 is buried in HILLCREST CEMETERY in Reynolds, Ga. ]


 



MRS. J. P. WADDELL
Mrs. J. P. Waddell, age 66, died at her home here Sunday afternoon, after an illness of several months duration and for the last few months it was seen that she was gradually growing weaker, so the end was not unexpected.
She was a consistent member of the Baptist Church here.
A mighty good woman whom all that knew her loved. She was preceeded to the grave by her husband, J. P. Waddell by thirteen years. She leaves two sons, W. H. Waddell of Pierson, Ga. and Clarence Waddell of this place; one daughter, Mrs. John Herring of Macon; three brothers, Messrs. Tom, John and Jim Hall, all of this county and two sisters, Mrs. W. G. Childs and Mrs. John B. Childs; and numerous other relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
The funeral services were held at the Church here in town and interment was at Mount Zion Baptist Cemetery near Grangerville. Rev. Fred Smith of Montezuma and her pastor Rev. H. F. Jelks, conducted the funeral.
[Note: Mt.Zion Baptist Cemeter;y located on Co. Rd. 102, east of State Rd. 240, & south of Co.Rd.107. About 5 mi.
south of Ideal, Ga.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 18, 1971

WARLICK - BELL - MAC FARLAND-CRUMP

MRS. JANE BELL WARLICK, 84. FUNERAL NOTICE Mrs. Jane Bell Warlick, age 84, passed away at a local nursing home, November 6, Graveside services were held in Marshallville, Tuesday,November 9 with Rev. Charles Robertson officiating. Mrs. Warlick was a native of Anniston, Alabama. Survivors include a niece, Mrs. Malcolm MacFarland of Arlington, Virginia; one brother, Christopher Bell of California; one sister, Mrs. P. W. Crump of Montgomery, Ala. and a sister-in-law, Mrs. W. A. Bell of Decatur, Ga. Watson Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements. [Note: Jane Bell Warlick - Born December 10, 1887 - Died November 6, 1971 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery]


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

WICKER-WILBMAN-ROBERTS-SCHULENBURG-MC GOUGH-PEEDE.

MRS. CATHERINE JEWELL WICKER, 81 OBITUARY Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Jewell Wicker were held Sunday, December 29, from Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe. The Rev. John Underwood officiated with burial in Oglethorpe Cemetery. Mrs. Wicker resided in Houston, Texas and was 81 years of age. She passed away Friday, December 27th at her home. The widow of Luther Wicker, she was a member of the Mt. Zion-St.Luke Lutheran Church. Pallbearers - not copied. Survivors include one son, Luther J. Wicker, Dallas, Texas; three daughters, Mrs. Sue Wilbman, Williston, Fla., Mrs. G. W. Roberts and Mrs. Annie Pearl Schulenburg, both of Houston, Texas; two sister-in-law, Mrs. J. E. McGough of Montezuma, Mrs. Pearl Peede of Hazleburst; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. The family is presently at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hammock of Oglethorpe. Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge. [Note: Catherine H. Wicker - Born November 8, 1887 - Died December 27, 1968 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Luther E. Wicker [11-12-1881 - 11-13-1966]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 18, 1968

WISHAM - MYGRANT-DAVIS-POSEY-WRIGHT

BOBBY J. WISHAM OBITUARY

Funeral services for Bobby J. Wisham, 26, of Oglethorpe, who drowned on April 6th while swimming in the Flint River near Oglethorpe, were held Friday, April 12, from Corinth Methodist Church near Oglethorpe. The Rev. Laurance Russ officiated and interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Americus. Born and reared in Macon County, Mr. Wisham was employed as a linesman by the Sumter Co. Electric Co. in Americus. Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Linda Mygrant Wisham and two sons, Mitchell and Joe, all of Oglethorpe; his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Roy Wisham of Oglethorpe; a brother, Benny Wisham of Andersonville; three sisters, Mrs. Maureen Davis of Lake Blackshear, Mrs. Cecil Posey of Perry, and Mrs. Virgil Wright of Andersonville. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 22, 1967
WISHAM- HALSTEAD- BUTLER- BODREY- ROSS - FOSTER
JOHN WISHAM, 60, FUNERAL RITES
Funeral services were held Friday, June 16, for John Wisham, age 60, who passed away at a Montezuma Hospital, Wednesday, June 14, 1967, following a lengthy illness. Services were held at the Whitewater Baptist Church with the Rev. Carl Ayers officiating. Interment was in SAND BETHEL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY South of Butler [Taylor Co.], Ga. Surviving Mr. Wisham are his wife, Leah Halstead Wisham, one daughter, Mrs. Ida Mae Butler, four brothers; William Wisham of Leesburg, Bud Wisham of Montezuma, J. F. Wisham of Ellaville, Clem Wisham of Albany; three sisters; Mrs. William Bodrey of Unadilla, Mrs. Homer Ross of Albany, Mrs. E. S. Foster of Cordele; two grandchildren, a number of nieces and nephews. Born in Taylor County, he had resided in Macon County for 30 years. Pallbearers: Raymond Hunt, Clement Odom, Billy Kelley, Rufus Jones, Lewis Wood, Kelly Bearden and Marvin Mygrant. [Note: John Wisham - Born 1906 - Died June 16, 1967 is buried in Sand Bethel Cemetery in Taylor County according to "Cemeteries of Taylor County" by Hay & Stewart.]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 13, 1967
WATSON - SPRADLEY - ROBSON - AVERY
WILBURN D. "Preacher" WATSON, 57, FUNERAL HELD
Funeral services for Wilburn D. "Preacher" Watson, 57, of Montezuma, who died Saturday, July 8, in a local hospital after several months illness, were held Monday afternoon from the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. C. G. Ward officiated and interment was in FELTON CEMETERY. Pallbearers were Jimmy Spradley, Theron Beard, Phil Peaster, Wm. Robert Peaster, Milton Edwards and George Massey. Mr. Watson, life-long resident of Macon Co. was a well driller. Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Eve Spradley, two sons, Wilburn Eugene Watson and Jimmy W. Watson and five daughters; Misses Kay Watson, Joette Watson, Betty Watson, June Watson and Cecile Watson, all of Montezuma; one brother, Alvin L. Watson of Montezuma; three sisters, Miss Ola Watson of Columbus, Mrs. Evelyn Robson of Lakeland, Fla.; and Mrs. Della Avery, Alpharetta; and granddaughter,Vicki Watson of Mt'zma. [Note: Wilburn D. Watson - Born November 2, 1909 - Died July 8, 1967 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his brother, Ocie W. Watson [1898-1944] [According to the 1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census Wilburn D. Watson was a son of Dock W. Watson [1869-1923] & Mary Watson [1876-1965] Both buried Felton Cem.


 

Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 29,1998

WATERS - HAM - WOOD

MRS. JAMES W. [Louise Ham] WATERS Died July 23rd
Funeral services for Louise Ham Waters were held Sunday, July 26, at Reynolds United Methodist Church. Burial was in HILLCREST CEMETERY in Reynolds. Mrs. Waters died Thursday, July 23, 1998 in a Marshallville Nursing Home. Mrs. Waters, a native of Macon County, lived in Reynolds most of her life. She was a member of Reynolds United Methodist Church. She was retired as Billing Supervisor with Flint Electric Membership Corporation with 40 years of service. She was the widow of J. W. Waters. Survivors include a brother, Thomas Ham of Montezuma and a sister, Jean Wood of Norfolk, Va. and several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest donations to the Reynolds United Methodist Church, P.O.Box 266, Reynolds, Ga. 31076. Rev. Ramos Freeman and Rev. Bill Woodson officiated. Pallbearers were Lawrence Cook, Larry Casey, Bobby Aultman, Tommy Ham, Terry Ham and Carl Ham. Goddard Funeral Home of Reynolds had charge of arrangements.


 

The Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 8, 1942
TOM E. WILLIAMS, PROMINENT MACON COUNTY FARMER, DIES - Funeral services for Tom E. Williams, prominent Macon County farmer were held at his residence at 3 pm Sunday, with the Rev. W. W. Whaley of Lumpkin officiating. Mr. Williams died at his home Saturday night at 10 o'clock. Burial was at LOCKWOOD CEMETERY in Ideal.
Mr. Williams had been in declining health for several years. He was born in Jefferson Co., Fla., March 5, 1858, moved to Macon County at an early age, and spent the remainder of his life in the Ideal Community.
His wife, the former Emma Lockwood, preceded him in death six years ago. To their union were born nine children of whom seven survive: W. C. Williams, and T. W. Williams of Oglethorpe, Ga., Walter, Ruben and Berta Williams of Ideal; Mrs. Paul Fonts of Gainesville, Ga., Mrs. Willis Holman of Leslie, Ga. There are nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Pallbearers were: Billy Childs, Jim Dominy, Monroe Dominy, Joe Hines, David Childs and Lester McCarty.
[Note: Thomas Edgar Williams - Born March 5, 1858 - Died January 3, 1942 is buried in the Ideal-Lockwood Cemetery beside his wife, Susan Emma Lockwood Williams [7-5-1865 - March 13, 1936]


 

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

 

WILLIAM   THOMAS   WHITTINGTON

 Funeral Services for W. T. Whittington Are Held Saturday

  Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Montezuma Funeral Home for William Thomas Whittington, who died at his home on Engram Street Friday morning.  Death came suddenly to this Montezuma, who had lived in Macon County all of his 73 years. The Rev. B. A. Pafford officiated and interment was at FELTON’S CEMETERY.

  Surviving his passing are his wife, the former Lula Philmon, three daughters, Mrs. E. L. Peaster, Mrs. Hooper Smith and Mrs. Velma Littlebear; and two sons, Clarence and Leonard Whittington.  He left one brother, Lemmie Whittington of Columbus.

  Pallbearers at the rites were William Robert Peaster, Hill Peaster, Luther Bennett, Herman Bartlett, William Parks and L. J. Spradley.

 [Note: William T. Whittington [9-2-1871 – 5-21-1943] is buried in Felton Cem. beside his wife, Lula Philmon Whittington [4-11-1880 – 6-15-1959] Obit.


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

 WILLIAM   THOMAS   WHITTINGTON

 Funeral Services for W. T. Whittington Are Held Saturday

  Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Montezuma Funeral Home for William Thomas Whittington, who died at his home on Engram Street Friday morning.  Death came suddenly to this Montezuma, who had lived in Macon County all of his 73 years. The Rev. B. A. Pafford officiated and interment was at FELTON’S CEMETERY.

  Surviving his passing are his wife, the former Lula Philmon, three daughters, Mrs. E. L. Peaster, Mrs. Hooper Smith and Mrs. Velma Littlebear; and two sons, Clarence and Leonard Whittington.  He left one brother, Lemmie Whittington of Columbus.

  Pallbearers at the rites were William Robert Peaster, Hill Peaster, Luther Bennett, Herman Bartlett, William Parks and L. J. Spradley.

 [Note: William T. Whittington [9-2-1871 – 5-21-1943] is buried in Felton Cem. beside his wife, Lula Philmon Whittington [4-11-1880 – 6-15-1959] Obit.

OBITS  for  April 2003

 


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

 WILLIAM  CROSBY   WHITESIDE

 William C. Whiteside Buried In Montezuma Tuesday Afternoon

  Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at the Montezuma Funeral Home for William Crosby Whiteside, aged 76, who died at his home Tuesday morning.

  Mr. Whiteside was born in York County, South Carolina and came to Montezuma thirty years ago.  He had made his home in Macon County since that time. He had been ill for several months before his death.

  The Rev. B. A. Pafford conducted the service and interment was in the FELTON CEMETERY.  Pallbearers were J. D. Mann, R. L. Clements, Frank Denham, Clarence Wicker, W. E. King and J. H. Roberts.

  Surviving his passing are two sisters, Miss Nellie Whiteside and Miss Ella Whiteside and three brothers, John Whiteside,  A. W. Whiteside and T. A. Whiteside.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Felton Cemetery for William Crosby Whiteside [b.ca.1867 d. 5-25-1943 @76] But I do find:

2 UNMARKED ADULT GRAVES next to Ella Whiteside

Ella Whiteside [9-17-1875 – 9-6-1957]

Nellie A. Whiteside [5-6-1864 – 6-17-1950] Obit

John D. Whiteside [3-6-1861 – 10-29-1944]

Arthur W. Whiteside  [7-17-1878 – 2-9-1944]


OBITS   for  April 2003

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  June 17, 1943

 JAMES   DILLARD    WHITTINGTON

 J. D. Whittington Died Suddenly On Visit Here.

  James Dillard Whittington, Thomaston textile worker who was originally a Montezuma resident, died suddenly Saturday afternoon, while walking into his mother’s home here.  Medical assistance was called immediately and he was taken to a local hospital and was pronounced dead within a few minutes.  The time was about four in the afternoon.

  The son of G. W. Whittington and Willie Whittington of Montezuma, the deceased was 39 year old.  He was married to the former Miss Bessie Hardin and had three children, Herman Wallace Whittington, George Dillard Whittington and Evelyn Marie Whittington , who survive him.

  Funeral services were held Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ, Montezuma, with the Rev. B. A. Pafford officiating and interment was in the FELTON CEMETERY.

  In addition to his wife, his mother and his children, he leaves two brothers, Dock Whittington of Montezuma and J. C. Whittington, who is in the army and one sister, Mrs. L R. Godwin of Tampa, Fla.

 [Note: J. D. Whittington [ November 8, 1903 – June 12, 1943] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside  his parents, George Walter Whittington [1876 – 1931] Obit & Willie Philmon Whittington [1886 – 1966]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 25, 1992

LESLIE RUDOLPH WILLIAMS

Mr. Leslie Rudolph Williams, 88, of Hawkinsville Road, died Sunday, November 15, 1992 in Flint River Community Hospital.
Services were held at 2 pm Tuesday, November 17, in First Baptist Church in Montezuma, with burial in FELTON CEMETERY. Dr. Randy Gregg and the Rev. Bill Givens officiated.
Mr. Williams, a lifelong resident of Macon County, was born June 22, 1904, the son of Charles Fletcher Williams and Mary Ida Batton Williams. He was a retired lumberman and farmer, a member of First Baptist Church and a deacon and member of the Baracca Sunday School Class. He was the husband of the late Nina Johnson Williams.
Survivors are two sons, Oscar Williams and John A. Williams, both of Perry, Ga., two daughters, Mrs. A. H. Reeves, Jr. of Oglethorpe, Mrs. William P. Sawyer of Cordele; four sisters, Mrs. Nora Jackson of Charleston, S. C., Mrs. Kate Horton, Mrs. Mary Fore and Mrs. Elizabeth Riddle, all of Montezuma, one brother, Louis Williams of Montezuma, eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezumza was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Leslie Rudolph Williams - Born - June 22, 1904 - Died - November 15, 1992 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Nina J. Williams [Jan. 21, 1906 - Jan. 30, 1984] Obit


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 21, 1971

ROY WISHAM

Roy Wisham, 54, Route 3, Ellaville, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Macon County Clinic, Montezuma, after suffering an apparent heart attack while driving a pickup truck on a business trip in Oglethorpe Monday morning, October 11.
Funeral services were held Tuesday from Corinth Methodist Church near Ellaville, with the Rev. Lamar Raybon officiating. Interment was in SUNSET MEMORIAL GARDENS in Americus.
Mr. Wisham was a native of Macon County and had lived most of his life here. He was employed at Wisham Motor Company in Americus, until ill health forced his retirement several months ago.
He is the son of Mrs. Ada Layfield Wisham of Americus who survives him and the late Stokley G. wisham.
Other servivors include his wife, the former Fannie Pearl Bivins of Ellaville; three daughters, Mrs. Daniel Barfield of Cobb, Mrs. Cecil Posey of Perry and Mrs. Virgil Wright of Andersonville; one son Bennie Wisham of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. Merlin Williams of Oglethorpe, two brothers, Lee Wisham and Oscar Wisham of Americus; 19 grandchildrem also survive.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 18, 1962

MISS  EVA  MARY  WARE

Miss Eva Mary Ware Passes In Florida
Miss Eva Mary Ware, 76, died suddenly on Monday morning October 8, at her home near Tampa.
  She was born in Marshallville the daughter of the late, Mr. and Mrs. Jackson Monroe Ware, pioneer citizens.
  Miss Ware was a registered nurse, having graduated at the Baptist Tabernacle Hospital in Atlanta. She had worked in hospitals in Georgia, Oklahoma, Texas and California.
  Funeral services were held on Wednesday, October 10, at Hanes Funeral Home with burial at PLANT CITY, FLORIDA.
  Her survivors are W. S. Ware of Valdosta, Mims Ware of Durant, Florida and Monroe Ware of Atlanta.
 


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

HENRY  J.  "Dock"  WHITTINGTON

In Memoriam - In loving memory of our father and husband, Dock Whittington, who passed away four years ago, August 19, 1979.
  There comes a time for all of us when we must say good-bye. But faith and hope and love and trust can never, never die.  Although the curtain falls at last, is that a cause to grieve? The future is fairer than the past if only we believe.
  Still sadly missed by your wife and daughters.

Note: Henry J. Whittington [November 1, 1908 - August 19, 1979] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Bertie B. Whittington [12-11-1911 - 4-30-1988]
Anyone having an Obit for either of the above, please send to me for posting. THANKS.
 


Macon County Citizen - Montezuma Georgian - [Merged Oct. 1931]  December 1, 1932

MRS.  RUFUS    EUGENE  "Dock"   WICKER

Former Local Woman Dies.
 Americus, Ga., Nov. 26, 1932 - J. Gordon Feagin, 126 South Lee Street, received a message last night announcing the death, Friday P.M. of his sister, Mrs. R. E. Wicker of Coleman, Fla., formerly of Americus.  Mrs. Wicker had been in poor health for several months and the end was not unexpected.
  Mrs. Wicker is survived by two sons, Feagin Wicker of Florida and the Rev. R. E. Wicker of Columbus, Ohio; three daughters, Mrs. Jewel Foster, Mrs. Bob Leigh and Miss Grace Wicker, all of Florida; one sister, Mrs. W. C. Kitchens of Byromville, Ga. and one brother, J. Gordon Feagin of Americus.
  Funeral services will be held at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Bob Leigh in Coleman on Sunday afternoon.
  Mr. Feagin expected to leave this afternoon for Coleman to attend the funeral.
  The many friends in this city of Mrs. Wicker will learn with sorrow of her death in Florida.  The Wickers are former residents of this city, leaving here quite a number of years ago, they moved to Coleman. 
  The MAJESTIC HOTEL here was built by Mr. Wicker and at the time was known as the JEWELL HOTEL, named for his daughter, Mrs. Jewell Foster.


Macon County Citizen - Montezuma Georgian - [Merged 10-1-1931] January 21, 1932

MRS.  JACOB  WALTER [Carrie Walker]  FREDERICK

Marshallville Woman Expires
Marshallville, Ga. Jan. 20, Mrs. J. W. Frederick 76, widow of J. W. Frederick, who was president of the Citizens Bank here at the time of his death, died at her home here Monday night.
  Mrs. Frederick had been in ill health for some time. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
  Mrs. Frederick is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Edgar Paulin of Atlanta and four sons, Claude M. Frederick of Atlanta; Ralph Frederick of Brussells, Belgium; Mr. D. B. Frederick and Walter Frederick of Marshallville and four grandchildren.
  Funeral services were held in Marshallville Tuesday afternoon.

[Note: Carrie Walker Frederick [November 7, 1855 - January 18, 1932] is buried in MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY beside her husband, Jacob Walter Frederick [Nov. 26, 1851 - June 22, 1928]
 


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

WILLIAM  HENRY  WORTHAM

Horticulturist Wortham Dies At Marshallville.
Funeral services for W. H. Wortham, 70, of Marshallville, widely known horticulturist, were held Thursday, April 9, in the Marshallville Baptist Church.
  The Rev. Bill Tribble, the Rev. Sidney Odom and the Rev. Robert Harris officiated and burial was in OAKLAWN CEMETERY in Ft. Valley.
  Mr. Wortham died Wednesday in Peach County Hospital after a brief illness.
  He had served for 30 years as superintendent of the Massee Lane Camellia Farm near Marshallville.
  The camellia garden has more than 1,000 varieties, Mr. Wortham planted or grafted each of the plants and originated several hundred varieties.
  The farm is presently operated by Dave Strother of Ft. Valley for the public use and enjoyment.
  Mr. Wortham was a member of the Marshallville Baptist Church and was current chairman of the Board of Deacons.
  Survivors include his widow, the former Miss Willie Borders of Ft. Valley; two daughters, Mrs. B. D. Alexander of Columbus, Ohio and Mrs. L. V. Lusier of Palham, N.H.; four sons, Claude J. Wortham of Warner Robins, Sam Wortham of Centerville, John D. Wortham of Dahlonega and Alvin Wortham of Memphis, Tenn.; one sister, Miss Betty Lou Wortham of Newnan; two brothers, Joe S. Wortham of Newnan a dn F. A. Wortham of East Point; 16 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

[Note: William Henry Wortham [Februarty 1, 1894 - April 8, 1964] is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery beside his 1st wife, Lela Clyde [Grimes] Wortham [9-6-1897 - 7-18-1936] [Mother of the children] & his 2nd wife, Willie Borders Wortham [6-18-1902  - August 16, 1969]
 


Macon County Citizens - Oglethorpe, Ga.  December 6, 1929

ELIJAH  W.  WILLIAMS

Funeral Services for Mr. E. W. Williams.
Funeral services for Elijah W. Williams, 53, who died at his residence two and one half miles out from Oglethorpe Friday evening, were held from the late residence Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev. J. E. Summer.  Mr. Williams had been ill only one week, and his death came as a shock to his many friends all over this entire section, where he had always resided.  For many years he had been engaged in farming, and at the time of his death, in addition to farming, was also in the mercantile business, being proprietor of Williams General Store at "Little New York:.  Mr. Williams genial disposition made numbers of friends for him, he had long been recognized as one of this sections leading citizens, and the entire community mourns his death.
  In addition to his aged mother, Mrs. S. L. Williams, with whom he had always resided, he is survived by two brothers, Messrs. Fletcher Williams and Will Williams, both of this county, and three sisters, Mrs. J. C. Murray, Mrs. Mattie Martin and Miss Mary Williams of this point.
  Interment was at the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY and the following acted as pallbearers: W. E. Wilburn, C. T. Harden, J.  E. Ansley, Dan Kleckley, G. C. Johnson and W. F. Murray

[Note: Elijah W. Williams [January 9, 1870 - November 30, 1929] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beisde his mother, Sarah Little Williams [April 7, 1849 - Sept. 5, 1934] See her obit


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga.  September 27, 1929

MISS  "JACK"  WILKINSON

Funeral Services For Miss "Jack" Wilkinson
Funeral services for Miss "Jack" Wilkinson, 89, one of Oglethorpe's oldest and most highly respected citizens, who died Sunday at 5:30 pm were held from the Methodist Church at 3:30 Monday afternoon, conducted by her pastor, Rev. J. J. Sanders.  Miss Jack, as she has long been known to her friends, was fatally injured Saturday afternoon, September 14th, when she stumbled and fell, while returning from one of her neighbor's home, the fall having caused her to break one of her hips and received other injuries from which she never recovered, the end having been expected daily since this time.  She was a faithful member of the Methodist Church and had for many years been looked upon as one of the community's most beloved women.
  She is survived by one nephew, Mr. B. B. Deloach, of this city and several distant relatives, most of whom reside elsewhere, and whose addresses are unknown.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave for Miss "Jack" Wilkinson in "Cemeteries of Macon County" but I am guessing [?] that she is buried in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY unmarked since her only mentioned nephew is Benanial Bowers DeLoach [1874 - 1947] Obit. There is no mention of an unmarked adult slab in his lot but she could have been buried there in 1929, especially after learning from his obit, that his Mother was Georgia Ann Wilkerson DeLoach.
 


FEBRUARY 2003  OBITS

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. June 6, 1935

 ROBERT WILLIAMS

 Robert Williams Drowns in Effort To Save Woman.

Robert Williams, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Aldridge of Fort Valley, drowned in the Flint River Wednesday morning when he attempted to save Mrs. Ed Goble, 25, who fell or jumped from the river bridge into the center of the stream.

  Robert Williams, one of the most popular boys at the Andersonville CC Camp was returning to Andersonville with provisions that he had purchased in Montezuma, and crossing the river saw the body of the woman floating in the water. He was evidently seized with the cramps and was seen for the last time when he cried for help just under the Central of Georgia trestle.

 Mr. Williams was drowned about 9:30 Wednesday morning and until noon today, the river had not given up his body. Volunteers worked diligently until dark Wednesday afternoon and resumed the search early today.  Aid from Fort Benning arrived this moprning and the river is being dragged for the boys’ body.

 Much more – not copied.

 Mr. Williams is survived by his mother, Mrs. J. D. Aldridge, of Fort Valley and his wife of six weeks, the former Miss Lena Theus of Taylor County.


OBITS   for   April  2003

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  July 2, 1942

 MRS.  THOMAS  C.  [Alice Roberta Gregory]  WEBB

 Funeral Services for Mrs. Alice Webb Held Thursday.

  Mrs. Alice Gregory Webb, 75, a lifelong resident of the Oglethorpe District, died Wednesday, July 1st at her home.  Mrs. Webb was born in Macon County and was a member of the Red Hill Baptist Church, one of the oldest churches in this section of the state.

  Funeral services were held at the RED HILL CHURCH with int4erment in the CHURCHYARD CEMETERY on Thursday.  The Rev. Hoyt Farr of Oglethorpe and Marshallville officiated.  Mrs. Webb leaves to mourn her death, three daughters, Mrs. Ruth ___ry and Miss Mary Julia Webb of Macon County and Mrs. Hazel Reynolds of Columbus; four sons, Ernest Webb of Marshallville, Paul Webb of Atlanta, P. J. Webb and ___id Webb of Macon County; three sisters, Mrs. A. Perry of Macon County, Mrs. Everson of Waycross and Mrs. Jim Mathis of Texas; one brother, Albert Gregory of Albany.

  Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers – No copied.

 [Note: Alice Roberta [Gregory] Webb [ January 5, 1867 – July 1, 1942] is buried in Red Hill Cemetery beside her husband, Thomas C. Webb [January 29, 1861 – 6-1-1937] See his Obit.

 [Note: In Macon Co., Ga. Marriage Book D Alice Roberta Griggers m’d Thomas C. Webb.]  [In the 1880 Macon Co., Ga. Census  Alace Roberta 13, dau. Of Julia Ann [Weed] and Mack A. Greggors]  The correct spelling of this name is NOT known to me.]


OBITS   for   APRIL   2003

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.    June 25, 1980

 REV.   PARKER   ARTHUR   WHITTINGTON

 Funeral services were held Saturday, June 21, 1980 in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home for Rev. Parker Arthur Whittington, age 76.  Rev. Whittington passed away on June 19, in the Americus-Sumter County Hospital.  Burial was in HAYES CEMETERY near Mauk, Ga. The Rev. T. J. Waldrop officiated.  Pallbearers were James Peaster, Lynn Peaster, Dick Price, Tom Underwood, Steve Underwood and Johnny Brown.

  Mr. Whittington had lived in Columbus for the last 19 years but had moved back to Montezuma a month ago.  Mr. Whittington was a salesman, buying and selling livestock most of his life.  He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ.

  Survivors of Mr. Whittington are a wife, Mrs. Lessie Mae Odom Whittington of Montezuma; 2 step-daughters, Mrs. Billy Hutchens and Mrs. Sonny Cromer, both of Montezuma; one step son, Jule Peppers of Cabot, Arkansas; 2 brothers, Andrew J. Whittington and William A. Whittington of Columbus; 6 sisters, Mrs. Nona Watson, and Mrs. Alma Thatcher, both of Columbus, Mrs. Doris McClung and Mrs. Alice Patterson, both of Phenix City, Alabama, Mrs. Laura Williams and Mrs. Bertha Landers, both of Atlanta, Ga.

  Arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.


OBITS   for   April  2003

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   April 8, 1981

 MRS.   ARNOLD    [Helen Fulbright]  HOGG   WOMACK

 Mrs. Helen Fullbright Womack, age 57, of Charleston, S. C. died Tuesday, March 31, 1981, in the Naval Regional Medical Center, in Charleston.  Mrs. Womack, a native of Atlanta, Georgia and a former resident of Oglethorpe, Ga. was a homemaker, a member of Pine Level Methodist Church and a resident of Charleston for the past 5 years.

  Funeral services were held Thursday, April 2, 1981, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Sam Taylor officiated and burial was in PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY, Oglethorpe, Ga.

  Survivors include her husband, Arnold Womack of Charleston, S.C.; 2 daughters, Mrs. Lee Odom of Sylvania, Ga., Mrs. Kyle Lambert of Bluefield, Va.; two sons, Clint Hogg and Bobby Womack, both of Charleston, S.C.; a sister, Mrs. T. N. Whitfield of Marietta, Ga.; and two grandchildren.

  Pallbearers were: Charles Hogg, Jimmy Hogg, Woodrow Hobbs, Junior Wadsworth, Albert Womack and Wade Bearden.

 [Note: Helen Fulbright Hogg Womack [5-1-1923 – 3-31-1981] is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside Robert Paul Hogg [1-16-1917 – 6-16-1966]


OBITS     FOR     JUNE     2003

 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  October 9, 1958

 CHARLIE      Z.       M.     WATKINS

 C. Z. M. Watkins, 88 Buried Tuesday At Pleasant Grove

  Charles Z. M. Watkins, 88, of Richland, died at the Stewart-Webster Hospital Sunday at 1 pm following an extended illness.

  A native of Taylor County, he had been a resident of Richland for the last 26 years.  He was married to the former Frances Beaulah Herring of Macon County.  Mr. Watkins was a deacon in the Richland Primitive Baptist Church and Secretary-Treasurer for 20 years.  He was also a member of the Woodmen of the World.

  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. W. C. Bryant of Richland, Mrs. A. A. Forrest of Fountainblue, France and Mrs. Ethel B. Jones of Atlanta; also eight grandchildren and a number of great grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Richland Baptist church with Elder W. C. Kicklighter of Wadley and the Rev. S. M. Penn of Richland officiating.  Interment was in PLEASANT GROVE CEMETERY, in Macon County.

 

[Note: Charlie Z. M. Watkins – Born 1870 – Died 1958 is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery beside Frances Beulah Herring Watkins [1876 – 1918]


Georgia Journal
January 24, 1849 Vol XXVI No 43

In Fort Valley on the 17th Mrs. Martha Ann Walker, consort of George T.
Walker in the 21s year of her age. It is deemed
unnecessary to say anything in regard to her many suitable qualities as the
character that she maintained in that village, and
her deportment during the three years that she resided there previous to her
death. Mrs. Walker, though not a member of
any church, left sufficient testimony behind her to solace her surviving
friends and relatives. Three days before her death,
while perfectly rational, she said that she could read her "title clear to
mansions in the skjies". In conversing with Mr.
Walker since her burial, he told me that the last words he heard her utter
were, "all is peace". By her death a fond husband,
an aged father and other relatives feel that a vacuum has been made in
their circle which cannot be filled.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 16, 1954

JAMES A. WELCH, SR.

Funeral Services Held Tuesday For James A. Welch, Sr.

Funeral services for James A. Welch, Sr. age 86, were held Tuesday morning, December 13, at the chapel of the Smith-Tindol Funeral Home, with the Rev. R. L. Harris, officiating. Interment was in OAKLAWN CEMETERY in Fort Valley,

Active pallbearers were Yancey Hill, W. C. Holmes, Guy Tallent, Louis Willimas, A. L. Porch and W. T. Jolly. Honorary pallbearers were W. A. Holmes, Robert Lewis, Edgar Walker and L. C. Law.

The deceased is survived by his wife, the former Susan Grissett, one son, James A. Welch, Jr. of Fort Valley; five daughters, Mrs. Raymond Jackson of Fort Valley, Mrs. Sidney Murphy of Tifton, Mrs. Luke Tallent of Montezuma, Mrs. J. F. Warren and Mrs. L. A. Smith of Orlando, Fla.; three brothers, G. W. Welch and Steven Welch of Hartford, Ala. Ernest Welch of Richland, Ga.; a sister, Mrs. T. F. Grissett of Troy, Ala.; thirteen grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

[Note: James A. Welch, Sr. [January 24, 1870 - December 14, 1954] is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery in Fort Valley beside his wife, Susan G. Welch [October 21, 1883 - November 18, 1963[


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 16, 1954

ROBERT LEE WATSON

Marshallville Hunter Killed By Shotgun Blast Saturday.

Robert L. Watson, about 39, was accidentally killed late Saturday afternoon by a shotgun blast fired by his young son as they were hunting in a swamp area near their home.

Deputy Sheriff, L. C. Tallent said the father gave the shotgun to the boy, who is 11 or 12 years old, and told him to shoot a squirrel out of a tree. The blast of the gun turned the youth around and Watson was shot in the stomach apparently by a second shell from the double-barreled shotgun.

Funeral services were held Monday afternoon from the Marshallville Baptist Church with Revs. Chalmes Holmes and Charles Evans officiating.

Pallbearers were H. A. Friedsam, Nash Murph, Joe Davis, Luke Stafford, Roy Windham and Dr. Rackley. Interment was in the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY.

Survivors include his wife, the former Ruth Satterfield; three sons, David Watson, Mitchell Watson and Tommy Watson, two daughters, Emily Watson and Elaine Watson; three brothers, Tom Watson and George Watson of Marshallville; Sam Watson of Sanford, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. ___ Stephens of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and Mrs. Hoke Smith Jackson of Fort Valley.

[Note: Robert Lee Watson [ July 15, 1916 - December 11, 1954] is buried in the Marshallville Cemetery beside his brother, Thomas William Watson [August 12, 1910 - August 29, 1975] and in the same lot with his parents]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 18, 1954

RONALD WATKINS

Graveside Services Held Sunday For Watkins Infant

Funeral Services for Ronald Watkins, one month old son of Mrs. W. C. Watkins, Montezuma, were held Sunday at 4:30 at the graveside in CEDAR VALLEY CEMETERY, the Rev. T. S. Sweat officiating.

The infant died Saturday in a local hospital.

Surviving besides the mother are three sisters, Lena Watkins. __blyn Watkins and Hattie Watkins, all of Montezuma; a brother [not named] and the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Moore of Montezuma.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. - August 1, 1957

GEORGE WASHINGTON WILLIAMS

Funeral Services For G. W. Williams, 73, Conducted July 26.

George Washington Williams, 73 year old resident of Oglethorpe, died in a local hospital Thursday, July 25, after an illness of several days.

He was a lifelong resident of Macon County and a member of PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH.

Survivors include two sisters, Miss Minnie Williams of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Lucy Williams McCarty of Ideal; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were conducted from PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH Friday morning with Rev. Henry Thomas, Rev. L. R. Lancaster and Rev. U. W. Rollins officiating. Burial followed in the CHURCH CEMETERY.

Active pallbearers were Johnnie Williams, Le__ Williams, Louis Williams, G. C. Hobbs, Julian Webb, Sr. and T. O. Webb.

The following members of the Board of Stewards served as honorary pallbearers; O. J. Grant, Robert Hall, Woodrow Hobbs, James Hogg, Homer Kelly, W. M. Kelly, John Underwood and J. C. Wadsworth, Jr.

Smith-Harris Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note: George W. Williams [March 3, 1883 - July 25, 1957] "Brother" is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside an unmarked adult grave & Minnie L. Williams [October 4, 1880 - 8-12-1971] "Sister'


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 16, 1954

MRS. EMMETT B. [Mary Bonnie Childs] WOOD [Microfilmed on the curve-Hard to Read]

Mrs. E. B. Wood Dies Suddenly Monday Evening.

Mrs. E. B. Wood, age 93, passed away suddenly at her home in Ideal Monday evening. She had been married for 70 years and was a charter member of the Ideal Methodist Church.

Born November 11, 1861, she was the daughter of the late Mary Snell and Benjamin David Childs.

She is survived by her husband; two sons, J. C. Wood of Jacksonville, and C. G. Wood of Ideal; two daughters, Mrs. J. P. Dixon of War___ and Mrs. Dessie Gill of Macon. Sister, Mrs. D. M. Hicks of Montezuma, ten grandchildren; and ___great-grandchildren.

Services were held Wednesday afternoon from the United Methodist Church with the Rev. W. W. Whaley of Macon and Rev. Henry Thomas officiating. Interment was in the IDEAL CEMETERY.

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

[Note: Mary B. Wood [ November 11, 1861 - September 13, 1954] is buried in the Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, Emmett B. Wood [March 10, 1861 - February 4, 1955]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, November 8, 1956

DANIEL WEBSTER WILLIAMS

D. W. Williams, 82, Passes After Long Illness; Rites Sunday.
Funeral services for Daniel Webster Williams, 82, were held Sunday afternoon at the Oglethorpe Lutheran Church with Rev. J. Arthur Linn, Rev. C. A. Phillips and Rev. Henry Thomas officiating. Interment follow in MT. ZION LUTHERAN CEMETERY with Smith-Tindol Funeral Service in charge.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Mr. Williams, a life long resident of Macon County, died Friday, November 2, 1956 in a local hospital following a lengthy illness.
He is survived by one son, Norman Williams of Oglethorpe; one granddaughter, Mrs. Maynard Melton of Warner Robins; a half brother Morgan Williams of Culloden and several nieces and nephews.

[Note: Daniel W. Williams - Born 1874 - Died 1956 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside his wife, Lizzie E. [Barnes] Williams [Oct. 25, 1874 - Oct. 1, 1925] See her obit.

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

CHARLES J. WILLIAMSON

Graveside Rites Held Here Friday For Chas. Williamson

Funeral services for Charles J. Williamson, 86, who passed away suddenly at Lakemont Thursday morning, August 26, were held at the North Avenue Presbyterian Church, Altnata, Friday morning at 11:00. Graveside services were conducted by Rev. McCoy Johnson at the FELTON CEMETERY here at 4:30 Friday afternoon.

A former resident of Montezuma, Mr. Williamson was first married to Miss Lena Lewis, sister of Mrs. E. B. Hamilton of Montezuma.

He had lived for many years in Atlanta but more recently had resided in Jacksonville, Fla.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lillian Forrest Williamson; two step-sons, Ray and Tom Forrest of Jacksonville; and a number of nieces and nephews, among whom is Mrs. W. H. Guerry of Montezuma.

[Note: Charles J. Williamson [August 21, 1868 - August 26, 1954] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his 1st wife, Lena Lewis Williamson [December 19, 1872 - May 16, 1937] See her obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 29, 1945

MRS. THEODORE M. [Mary Jane Morgan] WILLIAMS

Mrs. Mollie Williams, 95, Buried Sunday at Mt. Zion Church.

Funeral services were held on Sunday afternoon, November 25, for Mrs. Mary Jane Williams, who died at her residence near Oglethorpe on Friday morning after an illness of several months. Mrs. Williams was 95 years of age and had lived in Macon County all of her life.

Mrs. Williams was born on August 10, 1850, the daughter of the late Thomas H. Morgan and Virginia Smith Morgan and had made her home near Oglethorpe for over ___ years. She was the widow of the late T. M. Williams and a member of the Moutn Zion Lutheran Church.

Surviving her are two sons, Morgan E. Williams of Thomaston and Daniel W. Williams Of Oglethorpe; one brother, J. H. Morgan of Ozark, ___ and one sister, Mrs. Nancy Smith of ___, Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

Services were conducted from the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, the Rev. John D. Zeigler officiating and interment was in the MT. ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH CEMETERY.

[Note: Mary Jane Williams [August 10, 1850 - November 25, 1945] is buried beside her husband, Theodore M. Williams, CSA - Co. A. 10th Ga. Inf. No Dates [b. ca. 1846 d. 8-22-1913 per obit]

[Note: Mary Jane Morgan Williams was the 2nd wife of T.M.Williams. His 1st wife, Sarah J. [Taylor] Williams [September 14, 1848 - August 10, 1884] is buried on his other side.


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

WILEY EUGENE WEBB, SR.

Funeral Services Held Wednesday for W. E. Webb, Sr., 86.

Final rites were held on Wednesday afternoon, October 31, for Wiley Eugene Webb, Sr., 86, who died at his residence in Oglethorpe early Tuesday afternoon.

Mr. Webb a retired farmer, was the son of the late W. W. Webb of Dooly County and Mary Quentine Cox of Macon County. He was the husband of Mrs. Lucille Sasser Webb, who survives him, and a member of the Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife; three sons, T. O. Webb, Roland Webb and Julian Webb, all of Oglethorpe; and one sister, Mrs. Fannie Woodruff of Unadilla.

Services were held from the Red Hill Church at 3:30 o'clock, the Rev. John D. Zeigler officiating, and interment was in the RED HILL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

Pallbearers: Not Copied.

[Note: Wylie Eugene Webb, Sr. [April 18, 1859 - October 31, 1945] is buried in Red Hill Cemetery beside Lucy Belle O. [Oliver] Sasser Webb [Died September 30, 1948] She was born ca. 1866 since she was 54/1920 Census.] In the 1900 Macon Co., Ga. Census, Lucy B. [Oliver] is married to Eugene Webb and they have two children, Eugene 2yrs old and Thomas is 3 months old. There are also 3 Step-children in the Household, Nettie P. Sasser 13, Cherry A. Sasser 11 & George W. Sasser 10.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 28, 1945

JOHN ELZA WALL

Funeral Services Held Tuesday For John Elza Wall, 61.

Funeral services were held at the County Line Baptist Church on Tuesday, June 26, for John Elza Wall, 61, who died at his residence in Ellaville Monday afternoon.

Born in Marion County in 1884, the son of the late John Wall and Lou Short Wall, both natives of Marion County, Mr. Wall moved to this county twenty years ago, where he was engaged in farming. He was a member of the County Line Baptist Church and married the former Amanda Elizabeth Mabry, who survives him.

Surviving him in addition to his wife are, two sons, Bland Wall and Wesley Wall, both of Ellaville; two daughters, Mrs. Dovie Smith of Americus and Mrs. Ruby Wisham of Ellaville; two brothers, Jim Wall of Beuna Vista and Willie Wall of Ellaville; and one step-daughter, Elizabeth Mabry of Ellaville.

The Rev. J. L. Whitley officiated at the funeral services and interment was in the COUNTY LINE CEMETERY. The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: John Elza Wall [January 24, 1884 - June 25, 1945] is buried in County Line Cemetery beside his wife, Amanda E. Wall [September 17, 1880 - August 24, 1945]


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

MRS. JOHN DANIEL [Ida Anne Frederick] WADE

Mrs. J. D. Wade, 83, Dies At Marshallville

Funeral services were conducted from the Marshallville Methodist Church on Thursday afternoon, April 5, at 4 o'clock for Mrs. John Daniel Wade, 83, whose death occurred at her home in Marshallville on Wednesday morning following an illness of several days.

Mrs. Wade, who was a life-long prominent and active citizen of Marshallville, was born in June 1862, the daughter of the late Donald Barton Frederick and Amanda Shuler Frederick. Widow of the late Dr. John Daniel Wade, she was a graduate of Wesleyan College and a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Colonial Dames, Mrs. Wade was a life-long member of the Marshallville Methodist Church and the first woman steward to serve in that church.

Surviving her are one son, Dr. John Donald Wade of Marshallville and the University of Georgia; one sister, Mrs. Emma Frederick Lester of Marshallville; one granddaughter, Miss Anne Treutlen Wade and many nieces and nephews.

The Rev. C. E. Means officiated at the services, assisted by the Rev. T. E. Davenport. Interment was in the family lot in the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not copied.

[Note: Ida Anne, daughter of Donald Barton & Amanda Shuler Frederick, wife of John Daniel Wade, born Marshallville 25, June 1862, died there 4 April, 1945. She is buried in Marshallville Cemetery in the Frederick Family lot with her parents. Her husband John Daniel Wade, son of Daniel Franklin & Catherine Truetlen Wade, born near Abbeville, S.C. May 11, 1834, died Marshallville, Ga. August 2, 1905 with his other two wives, Augusta J. Wade [1840 - 1885 & Victoria B.[Walker] Wade. [1862 - 1888] in the Wade Family lot.

[Note: The obit as printed in the newspaper had some incorrect names, I corrected them.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, December 28, 1944

F. M. WEEKS

Funeral Services Conducted Sunday For F. M. Weeks

Funeral services were held last Sunday afternoon at 4:00 for F. M. Weeks, 73, of Ideal, who died Friday morning in Columbus after an illness of several months.

Mr. Weeks, a farmer was a life-long resident of Ideal.

Surviving him are two sons, Jim Weeks of Columbus and John Weeks of Oglethorpe, six daughters, Mrs. _____Chapman of Macon; Mrs. De____ Hall of Rome; Mrs. Emmitt Hol_____Gainesville, Fla.; Miss Mary Weeks of Miami, Fla.; Mrs. Mattie ____ of Butler and Mrs. Richard _____ of Atlanta.

Services were conducted in Ideal, Rev. Carter of Ellaville officiated. Interment was in IDEAL CEMETERY. [Microfilmed on curve - difficult to read]

[Note: F. M. Weeks [August 5, 1871 - December 22, 1944] is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his wife, Mary Braswell, wife of F. M. Weeks [April 10, 1867 - 10-29-1922]

[Note: I need some help on this one. Mr. Weeks, a life-long resident of Ideal is not found on the 1880 Macon Co., Ga. Census nor the 1900 or the 1910 or 1920. He could possibly have lived in Taylor or Schley Counties, just over the line. If you have info on the Weeks Family, PLEASE RESPOND.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 21, 1944

OSCIE WILLIAM WATSON

Funeral Services Held Saturday For Oscie W. Watson.

Funeral services were held Saturday, December 16, at the Montezuma Funeral Home for Oscie William Watson, 45, well-known farmer and mechanic of Montezuma, who fell to his death Thursday from a water tank he was repairing on the windmill at the farm of J. E. DeVaughn.

Mr. Watson was born in Williamson County, Texas in 1899, the son of Mary Elizabeth Watson and the late Doc William Watson. He had made his home near Montezuma since 1911.

Survivors include his mother; four brothers, Cecil Watson of Pensacola, Fla. and Alvin Watson, Wilburn Watson and George Watson of Montezuma; three sisters, Mrs. Mae Avery of Alpharetta; Miss Viola Watson of Columbus and Mrs. Harp Robson of Lakeland, Fla.

Services were conducterd by the Rev. Adair and interment was in FELTON CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - Not copied.

[Note: Ocie W. Watson [1898 - 1944] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Wilburn D. Watson [November 2, 1909 - July 8, 1967] see his Obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 22, 1960

MRS. W. A. WATERS

Mrs. Waters Dies At Cordele December 17.

Mrs. W. A. Waters, of Cordele, passed Saturday night, December 17, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lester Hunter of Arabi.

Funeral services were held on Sunday with the Rev. A. B. Hosea and Rev. Smith officiatin, and burial followed in the ANTIOCH CHURCH CEMETERY.

Survivors include her husband, W. A. Waters; two sons, C. A. Singletary and Rooney Waters; both of Montezuma, three daughters, Mrs. Lester Hunter of Arabi, Mrs. Ben Whittle of Cordele and Mrs. Esther Miller of Florida, 23 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren.

[Note: There is "A" Charlie A. Singletary [4-17-1896 - 12-3-1971] buried in Cedar Valley Cem. & there is "A" Rooney A. Waters [1-6-1912 - 9-21-1965] buried in Bertha Dozier. These could be her sons that are mentioned in her obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 7, 1944

LEE ROY WILSON

Lee Roy Wilson Dies of Gun Shot Wounds Received Saturday.

Funeral services were held Sunday morning, September 3, for Lee Roy Wilson, 40, whose death, resulting from a shot gun wound while asleep early Saturday morning, occurred on his way to Montezuma later that morning. A local negro is being held as suspect in the case.

Mr. Wilson, a farmer, made his home near Ideal and has lived around that community all of his life. He was born in Taylor County in 1904, the son of the late David Wilson and Hassie Payne Wilson. He was a member of the White Water Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mae Bell Felker Wilson; one seven year old daughter; one brother, R. A. Wilson of Ideal; two sisters, Eva Felker of Ideal and Beulah Youngblood of Chaison.

Services were held at the Pine Level Church conducted by the Rev. David Kight, assisted by the Rev. Carl Ayers, and interment was in the PINE LEVEL CEMETERY.

The Montezuma funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Pine Level Cemetery BUT I do find an unmarked adult grave near his wife's grave. Lee Roy Wilson [b. 1904 d. September 2, 1944] is probably buried near his wife, Maybelle [Felker] Wilson Odom - 1902 - 1965]

[After the death of Lee Roy Wilson, Maybelle Felker Wilson married Luther Odom]


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

ARTHUR WADE WHITESIDE

Arthur Whiteside Buried Thursday In Montezuma.

Arthur Wade Whiteside, aged 65, who came to Macon County in 1912, died Wednesday night at 8 o'clock at his home in Montezuma after several Months' illness. He was a well-known farmer.

Born in Hickory Grove, South Carolina, Mr. Whiteside was the son of J. F. and Sarah Crosby Whiteside.

Funeral services were held at four o'clock Thursday afternoon with interment at the FELTON CEMETERY. The Rev. B. A. Pafford of the Montezuma Methodist Church officiated.

Surviving the deceased are his wife [not named], one daughter, Miss Louise Whiteside and a stepson, Herschel Henderson. Thee are also a number of brothers and sisters. Funeral arrangements were made by the Montezuma Funeral Home.

Pallbearers - Not copied.

[Note: Arthur W. Whiteside [July 17, 1878 - February 9, 1944] is buried in Felton Cemetery.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 14, 1955

MRS. JOEL PRESTON [Ellie Brewer] WALKER

Final Rites Held Friday For Mrs. Ellie B. Walker

Funeral services for Mrs. Ellie Brewer Walker, 67, who died Wednesday, July 6, at an Augusta hospital were held Friday morning at the Montezuma Methodist Church. The Rev. Louis Cholson, the Rev. C. G. Ward and the Rev. Steve Johnson officiated. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - Not Copied.

Mrs. Walker was a resident of Macon County 44 years. Her husband and two sons are in the Walker Drug Company, which has done business here for 50 years.

Survivors include her husband, Joel P. Walker of Montezuma; one daughter, Miss Estell Walker of Atlanta; two sons, Tom L. Walker and Edgar M. Walker, both of Montezuma; three sisters, Mrs. Lucy Hufstutler of Lampasas, Texas. Mrs. O. L. Herbert of LaFayette, La., and Miss Addie Brewer of Milledgeville; and several nieces and nephews.

[Note: Ellie Brewer, wife of Joel Preston Walker [November 2, 1887 - July 6, 1955] is buried in Felton Cemetery near Joel Preston Walker [January 21, 1869 - January 31, 1964] and his 1st wife, Ruby Young, wife of J. P. Walker [April 14, 1872 - February 22, 1910]

[Please Note: OOOPS !!! Ellie Brewer, wife of Joel P. Walker is incorrectly listed in "Cemeteries of Macon County" as Ellie Brewer, wife of Joel T. Brewer. If you have a copy of this book, PLEASE make this correction.]


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

MYLES LEONARD WHITTINGTON

Funeral Services Held Tuesday For M. L. Whittington.

Funeral services for Myles Leonard Whittington, 61, of Oglethorpe, who died Sunday in a local hospital, were held Tuesday, July 7, 1964. Services were conducted at 3:30 o'clock at St. Luke's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Lloyd Seiler and the Rev. A. C. Rockmore officiating. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - and Honorary Escort - Not copied.

Mr. Whittiongton, a native of Macon County, had resided in Oglethorpe all his life. He was the son of the late William and Lula Philmon Whittington. He was employed at Blue Bird Body Company, Ft. Valley, in the Tool and Die Department.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ola Grace Parks Whittington of Oglethorpe; one daughter, Mrs. Roy Robbins of Oglethorpe; three sisters, Mrs. Burle Smith of Chicago, Mrs. Charles Sutton of Memphis, Tenn, and Mrs. Hooper Smith of Savannah; one grandson, Marty Robbins of Oglethorpe; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Myles L. Whittington [10-25-1902 - July 5, 1964] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Ola Grace Parks Whittington [10-9-1917 - 2-15-1980] & his parents.


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

DAVID WICKER

David Wicker, 86, of Buena Vista, died Sunday afternoon, April 23, in Buena Vista Memorial Hospital after a two months' illness.
Funeral services were held at 4:30 o'clock, Monday afternoon from the chapel of Tante Funeral Home in Buena Vista with the Rev. Jim Trice officiating. Burial was in the ELLAVILLE CEMETERY.
Mr. Wicker was born and reared in the Cut-Off Community of Macon County but had lived in Buena Vista for over 20 years. He was a retired farmer and insurance agent. His wife, the former Byrdie Josephine Gresham, died in 1956.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Leon Burleson of Panama City, Fla.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. George Downs of Auburn, Ala., and Mrs. James Maxey of Montezuma; one brother, Jesse Wicker of Americus and a number of nieces and nephews.

[Note: David Wicker - Born 1886 - Died 1972 is buried in Ellaville Cemetery beside his wife, Byrdie G. Wicker [1889 - 1956]

 

 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 17, 1987

WOODROW WILSON

Mr. Woodrow Wilson, 72, of Ideal, Georgia, died Tuesday, June 9, 1987 in Sumter Regional Hospital. Graveside services were held in ANDERSONVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY at 3 PM Wednesday, June 10, The Rev. Clarence Keene officiated.
Mr. Wilson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Wilson, was born in Troup County, April 27, 1915. He had resided in Ideal for the past thirty years. He was a retired Civil Service employee with Robins Air Force Base and a Veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S.Army.
Surviving are his wife, Faye Johnson Wilson, a son, Charles L. Kitchens of Ideal; two sisters, Mrs. Annie Kate Lawhorn of Ellaville, and Mrs. Lucile Halford of Albany; a brother, Leon Wilson of Ideal; 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 

 

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

MRS. CHARLES LEWIS [Katie Kelly] WOOD

Mrs. Katie Kelly Wood, 81, of Ideal, Georgia, died Monday, July 20, 1987, in the Macon County Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 3 PM Wednesday, July 22, in Whitewater Baptist Church, with the Rev. Gene Wilson and the Rev. Homer Fowler officiating. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY.
Mrs. Wood, the daughter of James Henry Kelly and Dora Irene Odom Kelly, was born February 12, 1906, in Macon County, where she lived all of her life. She was a homemaker, a member of Whitewater Baptist Church and the wife of the late Charles Lewis Wood.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Catherine Sweigart of Warner Roibins, Mrs. Rebecca Pinckney and Mrs. Jean Law, both of Oglethorpe, two sons, Henry Wood of Oglethorpe and Max Wood of Montezuma, a sister, Mrs. Ruby K. Bray of Oglethorpe, nineteen grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren.
Pallbearers - Not Copied. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Katie Kelly Wood - Born February 12, 1906 - Died July 20, 1987 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Charles Lewis Wood [Feb. 14, 1901 - Jan. 18, 1983] See his obit


 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 28, 1984

 MRS.   JAMES   BUNYAN   [Thelma  Jernigan]   WISE

   Mrs. Thelma Jernigan Wise, age 79, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Sunday, March 18, 1984, in the Macon County Medical Center.  Funeral services were held at 3 pm Wednesday, March 21, in the Montezuma First Baptist Church.  The Rev. Dr. Ken Bush, the Rev. Larry C. Cosper and the Rev. C. Dick Reese, Jr. officiated.

  Mrs. Wise, the daughter of Fern Jernigan and Anna Pittman Jernigan was born March 4, 1905 in Barbour County, Alabama.  She had resided in Montezuma for the past 47 years, and was the wife of the late James Bunyan Wise.  She was a member of the Montezuma First Baptist Church, the Ione McKenzie Missionary Circle, Bethany Sunday School Class and the Town and Country Garden Club.

  She is survived by three sons, J. B. wise, Jr. of Charlotte, N.C., Robert L. Wise of Odessa, Texas, J. Harold Wise of Montezuma; four grandchildren.

  Pallbearers & Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note:  Thelma Jernigan Wise  -  Born March 5, 1905  -  Died March 18, 1984 is buried in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY beside her husband, James Bunyan Wise , Ala. GM/2 US Navy WWI - [9-5-1893  -  7-20-1962]


 

 

Citizens & Georgia - Montezuma, Ga.  January 29, 1986

 MRS.  THOMAS   WILLIAM   [Mary  Pike]   WATSON

   Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Pike Watson, 76, of Montezuma, Georgia, were held at 3 pm Tuesday, January 28, 1986, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.  The Rev. Jack Neill officiated.  Burial was in MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY.

  Mrs. Watson, died Sunday, January 26, in Sumter Regional Hospital, Americus.  A daughter of B. F. Pike and Lula Meadows Pike.  Mrs. Watson was born in Dade County, Alabama, November 5, 1909.  She had resided in Macon County for the past sixty five years and was the wife of the late Thomas William Watson.  She was a retired manager of Leisure Estate Motel and a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church.

  Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Ruby Pike Leffel of Silver Springs, Maryland and a number of nieces and nephews.

 

[Note:  Mary Pike Watson  -  Born November 5, 1909  -  Died January 26, 1986 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband, Thomas Willian Watson  [Aut. 12, 1910  -  Aug 26, 1975]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  January 1, 1986

 WEBB  INFANT, DAUGHTER OF CHIP & CAROL WEBB

   Graveside services were held Saturday, December 18,m 1985 at 11:30 am. in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY, for the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julian L. Webb, III.

  The Rev. Earl Seckinger officiated.

  Survivors other than her parents include her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Hickman of Valdosta, paternal grandfather and step grandmother, Mr. and Mrs. Julian L. Webb, Jr. of Oglethorpe, her paternal grandmother, Juanita J. Webb of Tifton, paternal great grandmother, Mrs. Julian L. Webb of Oglethorpe, maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Ethel B. Gladney of Tifton.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Infant daughter of Chip & Carol Webb  -  B & D  December 26, 1985 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside Infant daughter of Chip & Carol Webb - B & D February 11, 1982]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 9, 1987

MRS. JOHN DONALD [Florence Lester] WADE

Florence Lester Wade of Main Street, a rertired Byron and St. Cloud schoolteacher and Marshallville librarian, died Tuesday in a local nursing home after an extended illness.
Services were held at 2 pm Wednesday, April 1 in Marshallville United Methodist Church. Burial was in MARSHALLVILLE CITY CEMETERY. The Rev. Phillip Thomason officiated.
A Macon County native, Mrs. Wade was a member of Marshallville United Methodist Church. She was educated in Marshallville and attended Andrew College in Cuthbert. She also attended Georgia State College for Women in Milledgeville and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Survivors include a [Step] daughter, Ann Wade Rittenberry of Signal Mountain, Tenn.; a sister, Annie Wade Culpepper of Louisville, Ga.; three grandchildren; and a niece. Sue Lester Ogletree of Griffin.
Rooks Funeral Home in Fort Valley had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Florence Lester, daughter of William E. & Emma Frederick Lester, wife of John Donald Wade, born Marshallville, Ga. November 19, 1902 died Marshallville, Ga. March 31, 1987 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband, John Donald Wade, son of John Daniel & Ida Frederick Wade, husband of Julia Floyd Stovall, & Florence Frederick Lester, born Marshallville, Ga. Sept. 28, 1892 - Died Marshallville, Ga. Oct. 9, 1963] See his Obit as well as obit of his 1st wife, Julia Floyd Stovall Wade.]
 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 6, 1960

JOSEPH NICKIE WOODRUFF

Funeral services for Joseph Nickie Woodruff, 57, of Dooling, who died Friday, were held Sunday at the Dooling Baptist Church. Burial was in the SWEARINGEN CEMETERY.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Clara Davis Woodruff of Dooling; six sons, Charlie B. Woodruff of Fort Valley; Frank Woodruff and Harvey Woodruff of Byromville; Danny Woodruff , Ray Woodruff and Herman Woodruff, all of Dooling; two daughters, Mrs. Wayne Hortman of Pensacola, Fla., and Mrs. Bobby Etheridge of Perry; and two brothers, R. M. Woodruff of Unadilla and Ollie Woodurff of Bessemer, Ala.


 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. October 28, 1971

ROY WISHAM, 54 of Ellaville

Roy Wisham, 54, Route 3, Ellaville, was pronounced dead on arrival at the Macon County Clinic, Montezuma, after suffering an apparent heart attack while driving a pickup truck in a business trip to Oglethorpe Monday morning, October 11.
Funeral services were held Tuesday from Corinth Methodist Church near Ellaville, with the Rev. Lamar Raybon officiating. Interment was in Sunset Memorial Gardens in Americus.
Mr. Wisham was a native of Macon County and had lived most of his life here. He was employed at Wisham Motor Co., Americus, until ill health forced his retirement several months ago.
He is the son of Mrs. Ada Layfield Wisham of Americus who survives him and the late Stokley G. Wisham.
Other survivors include his wife, the former Fannie Pearl Bivins of Ellaville; three daughters, Mrs. Daniel Barfield of Cobb, Mrs. Cecil Posey of Perry and Mrs. Virgil Wright of Andersonville; one son, Bennie Wisham of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. Marlin Williams of Oglethorpe; two brothers, Lee Wisham and Oscar Wisham of Americus; 19 grandchildren also survive.

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

JAMES ALLEN WILSON

Graveside services were held on Monday, September 8, 1980 at 5 pm in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY for James Allen Wilson, infant son of Douglas and Sandra Wilson of Oglethorpe. The infant was born on Friday, September 5th at the Americus Hospital and died on Sunday, September 7 at the Medical Center of Columbus, Ga. Rev. Bill Deakins officiated and burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Survivors other than the parents are maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mr. A. T. Ryden of Houston, Texas.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Oglethorpe Cemetery for James Allen Wilson.]

The Daily Sun (Warner Robins, Georgia) Monday, July 22, 1985

 Mrs. Jones
 Adrienne McInvale Jones, 58, of 101A Westcliff Circle died
 Saturday at the Medical Center of Houston County following a lengthy illness.
 Services were at 11 a.m. today in the Chapel of Christopher-Smith
 Funeral Home. The Rev. Gene Ross officiated. Burial was in the
 Little Bethel Cemetery near Ideal.
 Mrs. Jones was a native of Macon County and had lived in Warner
 Robins since 1971. She was a Presbyterian.
 Survivors include her husband, Lt. Col. Billy J. Jones of Warner
 Robins; a daughter, Debra S. Burns of Warner Robins; two sisters, Inez
 Dunn and Ellene Hollis, both of Warner Robins; a brother, Sydney B.
 McInvale of Augusta; and two grandchildren.
 Christopher-Smith Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 10, 1992

MRS. SALLY HADDAN WESTBERRY

Mrs. Sally Haddan Westberry, 88, of 107 E. Artesian Street, Montezuma, died Tuesday, June 2, 1992, in a local nursing home.
Services were held at 2 pm Thursday, June 4, in the chapel of Harrell Funeral Home in Moultrie. Burial was in Doerun Cemetery with the Rev. David Duck officiating.
Mrs. Westberry, the daughter of the late Rev. J. F. Haddan and Leila Brown Hadden, was born in Doerun on May 4, 1904. She had resided in Montezuma for the last four years, moving from Dade City, Florida. She was a homemaker, a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church and the wife of the late William H. Westberry.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Anne B. Studdard of Montezuma, Mrs. Sarah Hammond of Jacksonville, Florida, four grandchildren, Cleveland Jay Harp, III of New York City, Mrs. Patty Harp Rumph of Montezuma. Mrs. Sarah Lynn Johnson and Mrs. Judy H. Anderson, both of Jacksonville, and six great grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.
 

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

MRS. STOKLEY G. [Ada Lou Layfield] WISHAM

Mrs. Ada Lou Wisham, 99, of Americus, died Saturday, January 5, 1991 at the Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 8, at 1 o'clock from Harvey's Reese Park Chapel. Interment was in OAK GROVE CEMETERY in Americus.
Mrs. Wisham was a native of Macon County and had moved to Sumter County in 1941, was a member of Freewill Baptist Church in Ideal, Ga.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Lucille Wisham Williams of Oglethorpe, one son, Lee Wisham of Americus, 13 grandchildren and a number of great grands and great-great grandchildren.
Pallbearers - Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Harvey's Reese Park Chapel is in charge of arrangments.

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 14, 1983

MRS. HARRY K. [Dorothy Brown] WOOD

Mrs. Dorothy Brown Wood, age 54, of Oglethorpe, Georgia, died Saturday, September 10, 1983, in the Macon County Medical Center. Funeral services were held Sunday, September 11, at 4:00 pm in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS. The Rev. Jack McCollough and the Rev. Bill Deakins officiated.
Mrs. Wood, the daughter of E. L. Brown and Blanche Adams Brown, was born June 7, 1929 in Macon County. She lived there all of her life. She was a homemaker and a member of Oglethorpe Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Harry K. Wood of Oglethorpe; two sons, Michael L. Wood of Americus and John A. Wood of Parma, Ohio; two brothers, E. M. Brown of Oglethorpe, H. B. Brown of Montgomery, Alabama; three sisters, Mrs. Ellie B. Witt of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Elizabeth McRae and Mrs. Clare Gallo, both of Macon, Ga.; two grandchildren, Brooke and Ashley Wood of Americus.
Pallbearers: Floyd Rooks, L. A. Collier, Lewis Strange, Mack McCarty, Bill Scovill, Sonny Raburn

[Note: Dorothy B. Wood - Born June 7, 1929 - Died - September 10, 1983 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Harry K. Wood [Dec. 9, 1927 - No death date on marker as of 1993 when Cem. Survey was made.]
 

Newspaper Unknown - 1997 - From Guelda's Macon County Obit Collection

PARKER THAD WILLIAMS

Parker Thad Williams, 44, of Route 2 Box 80 A, Oglethorpe, died Monday, April 21, 1997 in the Sumter Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held at 4 pm Wednesday, April 23, in Little Bethel Baptist Church with burial in the LOCKWOOD - IDEAL CEMETERY. The Rev. Sidney Jones and the Rev. Rev. Clarence Keene officiated.
Mr. Williams was born in Taylor County, the son of Reuben and Loreese Hines Williams. He worked in the maintenance department of Cooper Lighting. He had lived most of his life in Macon County and was a member of Little Bethel Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife, Cecile Watson Williams of Ideal, three daughters, Lera Green of Byromville, Joni Williams and Julia Williams, both of Ideal, and a brother, Roy Williams of Oglethorpe.
Mathews-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Parker T. Williams - Born 1953 - Died April 21, 1997 is buried in Lockwood-Ideal Cemetery beside his parents Reuben Williams [1902 - 1995] and Loreese Hines Williams -1919 - 1984]
 

Newspaper Unknown - March 9, 1990 - From Guelda's Macon County Obit Collection

FALDA JOYCE WOOD

Ideal - Falda Joyce Wood, 88, died Friday in a local nursing home.
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.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.

[Note: Please notice that there are no survivors mentioned in this Obit.]
[Note: Falda Joyce Wood - Born January 28, 1902 - Died March 9, 1990 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside Charlie Gordon Wood [May20, 1889 - January 7, 1972]
 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 8. 1984

MRS. LESLIE R. [Nina Johnson] WILLIAMS

Mrs. Nina Johnson Williams, age 78, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Monday, January 30, 1984 in the Montezuma Health Care Center.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, February 1, in the First Baptist Church at 3:00 pm. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY. The Rev. Larry C. Cosper, the Rev. C. G. Ward and the Rev. Dr. Ken Bush officiated.
Mrs. Williams the daughter of Johnny and Pauline Harbuck Johnson, was born January 21, 1906 in Columbus, Georgia. She resided in Montezuma for the past 57 years, was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church and the W. M. U.
Survivors are her husband, Leslie R. Williams; two sons, Oscar Williams of Perry, Ga. and John A. Williams of Montezuma, two daughters, Mrs. A. H. Reeves, Jr. of Oglethorpe and Mrs. William P. Sawyer of Cordele; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Vestal Braswell of Unadilla, Ga.
Pallbearers - Not Copied - Watson-Mathews funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Nina J. Williams - Born January 21, 1906 - Died January 30, 1984 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, Leslie R. Williams [6-22-1904 - 11-15-1992]
 

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

MRS. RUBEN ARNOLD [Ida Lee Dicks] WOMACK

Mrs. Ida Dicks Womack, age 75 of Oglethorpe, Georgia, died Tuesday, February 21, 1984, in Marion Memorial Hospital, Buena Vista, Georgia. Graveside services were held at 2 pm Thursday, February 23, in CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. The Rev. Joe McCoy officiated.
Mrs. Womack, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Dicks, was born March 17, 1908 in Macon County and lived there all of her life. She was a homemaker.
Survivors are hus husband, Ruben Arnold Womack of Oglethorpe; a daughter, Mrs. Mae Bell Frost of Cordele; a son, Louis Raper, Jr. of Oglethorpe, 5 grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of Arrangements.

[Note: Ida Lee Womack - Born March 17, 1908 - Died February 21, 1984 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery
[Note: Lewis Raper married Ida Dixon in Macon County Marriage Book "H" - I do not have the date available. THEN Reuben Womach married Ida Lee Dicks Womach in Macon County Marriage Book "K", Again, I do not have the date available. [This probably should read: Ida Lee Dicks Raper]

 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 9, 1983

RICHARD KEVIN WOODARD

Richard Kevin Woodard, age 9, of Oglehtorpe, Ga. died Sunday March 6, 1983 in Henrietta Egleston Hospital for Children, Atlanta, Ga.
Funeral services were held at 3 pm Monday, March 7, in Oglethorpe Baptist Church with burial in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS. The Rev. Bill Deakins officiated.
Kevin was born February 15, 1974 in West Berlin, Germany. He was baptized in New Life Baptist Church and a third grade student at Macon County Elementary School.
Survivors are his mother, Mary Elaine Youngblood Woodard of Oglethorpe; his father, S/Sgt. Richard Lamar Woodard of Warner Robins; two sisters, Nancy Woodard and Latonya Peaster, both of Oglethorpe; one brother, Duwayne Woodard of Macon; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Hugh Howell of Macon, Maternal grandfather, Lee Youngblood of Oglethorpe; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Paul Cox of Oglethorpe; paternal grandfather, J. L. Woodard of Winter Garden, Fla.
Pallbearers - Not Copied. - Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Richard Kevin Woodard - Born February 15, 1974 - Died March 6, 1983 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside Lee R. Arlin Youngblood [6-18-1927 - July 7, 1990]

 

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

MRS. WALTER CICERO [Arlia Dyal] WAITS

Arlia Dyal Waits, 77, of Fitzgerald, Ga., died Monday, October 28, 1985 at the Macon County Medical Center. Funeral Services were held at 3 pm Wednesday, October 30, in ther Oglethorpe United Methodist Church. Burial was in the OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS. with the Rev. Earl Sechinger and the Rev. Sam Mayo of Fitzgerald, officiating.
Mrs. Waits, a daughter of Daniel Thomas Dyal and Lillian Tomlinson, was born in Ware County. She was associated with Miller Meteor Sales of Jacksonville, Fla. for many years. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Fitzgerald and the Fitzgerald Garden Club. She is the wife of the late W. C. Waits.
Survivors are two sistes, Loreita Dyal Rodgers of Oglethorpe, Lillian Dyal Livingston of Greensboro, North Carolina; a sister-in-law, Lola Dyal of Birmingham, Alabama and a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements:

[Note: Arlia Dyal Waits - Born December 18, 1907 - Died October 28, 1985 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Walter Cicero Waits Brk 3 U.S.Navy [3-21-1901 - 10--22-1967] WWI

 

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

MISS ESTELLE WALKER

Services For Miss Estelle Walker, 80, of Montezuma
Miss Estelle Walker, 80, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Thursday, December 28, 1989, in the Montezuma Health Care Center. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 29, in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Freddie Wheeler oficiated and burial was in FELTON CEMETERY .
Miss Walker, the daughter of Joel P. Walker and Ruby Estelle Young Walker, was born December 15, 1909 in Montezuma, Georgia. She was a retired music teacher. She attended grade school and high school in Montezuma. She received her musical education at Wesleyan Conservatory in Macon and at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. She was a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church, the U.M.W. and a member of the Myra Rumph Cicle. she was an honorary member of the Montezuma Music Lovers' Club. She was the retired organist for the Montezuma United Methodist Church after twenty-seven years of service.
Survivors are a brother, Edgar M. Walker of Montezuma; cousins, Hazel Dupree, Martha Horkan, Joel Stembridge, Susie Daniel
Pallbearers were Jack H. Maffett, Sr. George Hammock, Jesse Derrick, Yancey Hill, Jim Brown.

[Note: Estelle Walker - Born December 15, 1909 - Died December 28, 1989 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside brothers, Thomas Lewis Walker [


 

 

Citizens & Georgian - January 17, 1990

EDGAR MARTIN WALKER

Services Held For Edgar Martin Walker, 87, of Montezuma.
Mr. Edgar Martin Walker, 87, a life long resident of Montezuma, Georgia, died Sunday, January 14, 1990 in Flint River Community Hospital. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 16, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Freddie Wheeler officiated and burial was in FELTON CEMETERY.
Mr. Walker, a son of Joel P. Walker and Ruby Estelle Young Walker, was born November 10, 1902. He was a retired pharmacist, retired owner and operator of Walker Drug Company and gift shop. He was a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church, former member and past president of the Montezuma Lions Club, member and Past Worshipful Master of Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge No. 65, a member of Al Sihah Shrine Temple and of the Macon County Shrine Club. He was an Army Veteran of World War II.
Survivors are several cousins, His sister, Miss Estelle Walker, preceded him in death on December 18, 1989.
Pallbearers were Jim Brown, Jack H. Maffett, Sr., J. D. Maffett, Jr., William Easterlin, Talley Dozier, Albert Davis.

[Note: Edgar Martin Walker - Born November 20, 1902 - Died January 14, 1990 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his sister, Miss Estelle Walker]
 


 

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian April 23, 1953
SERVICES HELD TUESDAY FOR FOUR WRECK VICTIMS
The four Montezuma victims of a traffic tragedy near Jackson, Georgia were laid to rest Tuesdy afternoon, while the sympathy of the whole town was with the surviving members of the family.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee Andrews and his sister, Mrs. Mary Ward, had spent the week-end in Atlanta and were returning home to inspect their tornado-struck home, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Andrews and young sons, when the accident occurred. Mr. and Mrs. Lee Andrews, Leroy Andrews and Mrs. Mary Ward were fatally injured in this tragic traffic accident.
Mrs. Montez Andrews, wife of Leroy Andrews and their two small sons remain in serious condition in a Griffin hospital. Four others, all of Finchersville and McDonough, were killed in this collision while there were two others injured.
Joint Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Montezuma Baptist Church when the business houses of Montezuma closed to pay their respects to this beloved family.
Elder G. A. Hill, Elder Robert Sanders and the Rev. Clarence G. Ward officiated. Interment for Leroy Andrews was in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Interment for Mr. and Mrs. Lee Andrews and Mrs. Mary Ward was at Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Mary Andrews Ward, age 63, had made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Andrews for the past four months. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles A. Becht of New Albany, Ind.; and Mrs. John M. Nolan II, Kenmore, New York; nine grandchildren and three brothers [not named]
Smith Tindol Funeral Home of Montezuma had charge of the arrangements.
[Note: Mary Andrews Ward - Born February 27, 1892 - Died April 18, 1953 is buried in Red Hill Cemetery beside her brother, Lee Roy Andrews [1885 - 1953]

 

The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian
Merged. Oct. 1, 1931 September 6, 1934
MRS. ANNA WOOLFOLK BURIED HERE MONDAY
Montezuma, Ga. - Sept. 6 - Funeral services of Mrs. Anna Hathaway Woolfolk of Moultrie, were conducted from the home of Mr. A. C. Felton, Sr. and Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Adams, Monday morning at eleven o'clock.
Mrs. Woolfolk was a half sister of Mr. Felton and since the death of her husband a good many years ago has been making her home in Moultrie. She has been in comparatively ill health for the past several years and her death resulted from a partial stroke of paralysis. Mrs. Woolfolk died in Moultrie Sunday afternoon and the body was brought here for interment. At the time of her death she was 77 years old.
Dr. J. A. Thomas, pastor of the Methodist Church conducted the funeral services, assisted by Rev. B. E. Donehoo, pastor of the Baptist Church.
Interment took place in Felton's Cemetery and the pall bearers were: Messrs, Love Felton, Jule Felton, Jule W. Felton, A. C. Felton, III, John Felton and F. E. Adams.
[Note: Anna Hathaway, wife of Baxter Hose & R. S. Woolfolk [1857-1934] is buried in Felton's Cemetery in Montezuma, Ga. beside Sidney Hathaway [1883-1885] and Ellis R. Hathaway [1854-1900]

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. - June 16, 1993
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR NEVA NELLE JONES WINDHAM
Mrs. Neva Nelle Jones Windham of 208 Patricia Drive, Montezuma, Georgia, died Thursday, June 10, 1993, in Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia.
Services were held at 11 am Saturday, June 12, in the First Baptist Church, Montezuma, with burial in Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens. Dr. Randy Gregg officiated. Pallbearers were Jack Hardage, Frank Kelley, Buddy Clark, Tommy Ham, Randy Starling and Carl Peaster.
Mrs. Windham, a lifelong resident of Macon County, was the daughter of the Rev. John Jones and Nellie Poole Jones. She was a retired nurse, the founder of the Oaks Nursing Home in Marshallville, and a member of the First Baptist Church.
Survivors are her husband, Roy Sanders Windham of Montezuma, a daughter, Dianne Walker of Marshallville, a son, William Jule Windham of Montezuma, three grandchildren, Damon Walker, Ashton Windham and Spencer Windham, a daughter-in-law, Bonnie Windham of Montezuma, a son-in-law Robert C. Walker of Marshallville, and a number of nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the First Baptist Church or to a favorite charity.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
[Note: Neva Nell Windham - Born May 9, 1917 - Died June 10, 1993 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband Roy Sanders Windham, Sr. [1918-1995]


 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 20, 1995
The people of Macon County were saddened last week by news of the death of Roy Sanders Windham, founder of the Oaks Nursing Home and former Macon County Sheriff. He was a man who will be remembered for his accomplishments and public service, but also for his kindness, his sense of humor and his friendship.
Mr. Windham, a lifelong resident of Macon County, and Marshallville native, passed away at a Macon hospital on Monday March 20, 1995. He was 76.
Funeral services were held the following day at Montezuma First Baptist Church with Rev. Randy Gregg officiating. Burial was in Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens.
Mr. Windham was the son of Rowe Windham and Maude Sanders Windham of Marshallville and was an army veteran of World War 11, who fought in the D-Day Landing. He served three terms as sheriff of Macon County and ran the Oaks Nursing Home with his late wife, Nelle Jones Windham.
He is survived by a daughter, Dianne Windham Walker of Marshallville and a son, Commissioner W. Jule Windham of Montezuma, Daugjhter-in-law, Bonnie Windham, Son-in-law, Bob Walker and three grandchildren, Damon Walker, Ashton Windham and Spencer Windham.
A son, Roy S. "Sandy" Windham, Jr. preceded his father in death. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Mervin W. Johnson of Marshallville and Mrs. Maurice W. Wright of Perry and their families.
[Note: Roy Sanders Windham [1918-1995] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Neva Nell Jones Windham [1917-1993] and son, R.S."Sandy"Windham, Jr. [1948-1970]

 

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

MRS. W. H. [______ Bodrey] WISHAM

Funeral services Held Nov. 15 For Mrs. W. H. Wisham.
Mrs. W. H. Wisham, 47, a resident of Oglethorpe, passed away November 14, at a local hospital.
She was born and reared in Dooly County and was a member of Whitewater Baptist Church.
Survivors include the husband, W. H. Wisham; one brother, Henry Bodrey; one sister, Mrs. Lessie Odom; several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at Whitewater Baptist Church with Rev. U. W. Rollins officiating. Interment followed in BODREY CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were Ed Layfield, Neal Law, John Wadsworth, Jeff Law, Ralph Stafford and Lee Barfield.
Gardner Watson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Name: Samatha B Wisham
Death Date: 14 Nov 1957
 County of Death: Macon
 Gender: F
 Race: W
 Age: 47 years
 County of Residence: Macon
 Certificate: 27992


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

 MRS. W. H. [______ Bodrey] WISHAM

 Funeral services Held Nov. 15 For Mrs. W. H. Wisham.
 Mrs. W. H. Wisham, 47, a resident of Oglethorpe, passed away
 November 14, at a local hospital.
 She was born and reared in Dooly County and was a member of
 Whitewater Baptist  Church.
Survivors include the husband, W. H. Wisham; one brother, Henry
Bodrey; one sister, Mrs. Lessie Odom; several nieces and nephews.
 Funeral services were conducted Friday afternoon at Whitewater
 Baptist Church  with Rev. U. W. Rollins officiating. Interment followed in BODREY
CEMETERY.
 Pallbearers were Ed Layfield, Neal Law, John Wadsworth, Jeff Law,
Ralph Stafford and Lee Barfield.
 Gardner Watson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 2, 1958

MRS. NORMAN W. [Jessie Nelson] WILLIAMS

Final Rites For Mrs. Norman Williams Conducted January 3.
Final rites for Mrs. Norman W. Williams, 59, life-long resident of Macon County, were held at 3 p.m. Friday, January 3, at Mt. Zion-St., Luke's Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe. The Rev. J. Arthur Linn and the Rev. C. A. Phillips officiated and interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Mrs. Williams died Wednesday night in an Americus hospital after a long illness. She was a member of the Lutheran Church and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Survivors include her husband, Norman W. Williams of Oglethorpe; one daughter, Mrs. Maynard Melton of Warner Robins and one grandson.
Smith-Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Jessie Nelson, wife of Norman W. Williams - Born January 22, 1898 - Died January 1, 1958 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Norman W. Williams [9-22-1896 - March 23, 1967] See his Obit.
 

 

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

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN WINDHAM

B. F. Windham, 85, Dies At Reynolds
Funeral services for Benjamin Frankilin Windham, 85 Taylor County retired farmer who died early Monday after a long illness, were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Mt. Olive Baptist Church the Rev. Lewis Owens officiating. Burial was in MT. OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Taylor County.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Nettie Morrell of Reynolds; a son, Boss Windham of Reynolds; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

 

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

CHARLES A. WILLIAMS

Charles A. Williams, 14, Killed When Car Overturns Near Here.
Charles A. Williams, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. McGahee of Montezuma, was killed early Thursday when the car he was driving overturned north of Montezuma city limits. Charles had just completed delivering the morning papers when the accident occurred.
An eighth grade student at Montezuma school, he was a member of the First Baptist Church of this city.
In addition to his parents, survivors include grandmother, Mrs. Lena Williams of Alabama; and foster grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. L. P. McGahee of Tampa, Fla.
Funeral and burial will be in Tampa, Fla. plans to be announced later by Gardner Watson Funeral Home.
 

 

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

JACOB CARLISLE WITT

Final Rites Today For J. C. Witt, 62, Oglethorpe Citizen
Jacob Carlisle Witt, 62, of Oglethorpe, died Tuesday night at the Veteran's Hospital, Dublin, after a long illness.
He formerly operated an auto parts business in Oglethorpe. He was a member of the Oglethorpe Methodist Church and Macon County V.F.W. Post. He had lived in Macon County forty-three years, moving here from North, South Carolina.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Ellie Brown Witt of Oglethorpe, one sister, Mrs. Jack Sharpe of Swansea, S.C.; one brother, Dan L. Witt of Macon and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services are planned for 2 p.m. Thursday [today] from the chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home with the Rev. H. H. Sheppard and Rev. Carl Ayers officiating. Interment will follow in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Members of VFW Post No. 6442 will serve as honorary pallbearers.

[Note:Jacob Carlisle Witt - Born December 15, 1896 - Died March 17, 1959 - Ga. S/1 U.S. NRF WWI - is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery near his wife, Ellie Brown Witt [March 10, 1907 - 3-4-1989]

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 8, 1971

MISS MARY JULIA WEBB

Miss Mary Julia Webb - Funeral Notice Miss Mary Julia Webb of Oglethorpe died June 16 at a local nursing home after a lengthy illness. She was 75 years of age. Funeral services were held at the Oglethorpe Baptist Church Thursday, June 17. Rev. Richard Gardner and Rev. Carl Ayers officiated and burial was in RED HILL CHURCH CEMETERY near Oglethorpe. Serving as pallbearers were Dennis Avera, Paden Avera, Benny Avera, Dan Avera, Calvin Avera, Allen Reynolds, Joel Avera and Paul Webb, Jr. Miss Webb was a member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church and was a life long resident of Macon County. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. T. B. Avera and Mrs. J. L. Reynolds, both of Oglethorpe, three brothers, Dave B. Webb of Oglethorpe, Thomas J. Webb of Atlanta and Paul A. Webb, Jr. of Albany. Watson - Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Mary Julia Webb - Born February 16, 1896 - Died June 16, 1971 is buried in Red Hill Cemetery beside, Thomas C. Webb [1-29-1861 - 6-1-1937] See his obit & Alice Roberta [Gregory Webb [1-5-1867 - 7-1-1942] See her Obit.


 


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

GEORGE ALVA WARE

George A. Ware Buried Saturday At Marshallville.
George Alva Ware, 77 year old former resident of Marshallville, passed away Wednesday, April 19, at Bay Pines, Fla., Veterans Hospital after a short illness.
His survivors are three brothers, W. S. Ware of Valdosta; Mims Ware of Deland, Fla., J. M. Ware of Clarkesville, Ga.; one sister Miss Eva Mae Ware of Deland, Fla.
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home with the Rev. W. C. Tribble officiating. Interment was in MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY.

[Note: George Alva Ware - Born March 13, 1884 - Died April 19, 1961 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside Nathaniel Bailey Ware [March 27, 1892 - January 3, 1951] see his Obit


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga., October 26, 1961

ERNEST W. WEBB

Ernest W. Webb, 62, Passes At Home In Fitzgerald.
Ernest W. Webb, 62, died early Tuesday at his home in Fitzgerald after a short illness.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Oglethorpe Methodist Church with Dr. Aubrey Alsobrook and the Rev. H. H. Sheppard officiating. Interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
A native of Macon County, Mr. Webb was the son of the late T. C. and Alice Gregors Webb of Oglethorpe. He was a member of the Central Methodist Church in Fitzgerald.
Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Streetman of Fitzgerald; three brothers, T., J. Webb of Atlanta, D. R. Webb of Oglethorpe and P. A. Webb of Albany; three sisters, Mrs. T. B. Avera, Mrs. J. L. Reynolds and Miss Mary Julia Webb, all of Oglethorpe.
Paulk Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Ernest W. Webb - Born November 25, 1898 - Died October 24, 1961 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Mary Streetman Webb Haynes [February 28, 1902 - 7-10-1981]

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 7, 1961

MRS. WILTON PASCHAL [Oza Moore] WALTON

Funeral Services For Mrs. W. P. Walton, 87, Tuesday.
Funeral services for Mrs. W. P. Walton, 87, of Coleman, Ga., were held Tuesdy afternoon at the Montezuma Methodist Church. The Rev. C. C. Edmundson, pastor, and the Rev. Steve Johnson officiated and interment was in FELTON CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Don Dozier, James W. Dozier, Brinson Ingram, Joe Willis, Hugh Burgess, and Herbert Ingram.
The Mother of Mrs. A. T. Dozier of Montezuma, Mrs. Walton had visited in Montezuma on many occasions and was at the home of her daughter here when she became ill. She died Sunday in a local hospital.
Mrs. Walton was a native of Randolph County, and was a member of the Coleman Methodist Church. Her husband passed away in 1926.
Survivors other than Mrs. Dozier are another daughter, Mrs. W. A. McCants of Coleman; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Clarence Walton of Fort Valley; eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Watson - Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Oza Moore Walton, wife of Wilton Paschal Walton - Born March 7, 1874 - Died December 3, 1961 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husbanmd, Wilton Paschal Walton, son of Overton Harrison & Mary Paschal Walton [5-7-1853 - 2-3-1926]
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 6, 1961

MRS. KATHLEEEN JOINER WILLIAMS

Final Rites Held Here Tuesday For Mrs. Williams, 48.
Funeral services for Mrs. Kathleen Joiner Williams, 48, of Route 2 Vienna, who died Sunday at her home, were held Tuesday in St. Michael's Catholic Church in Montezuma.
Father Francis officiated and burial was in the SWEARINGEN CEMETERY NEAR near Byromville.
Mrs. Williams lived in Vienna all her life. She was a member of the Fort Valley Catholic church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Freddy L. Little of Perry, three brothers, James Joiner and Arthur Joiner of Vienna and Charles Joiner of Bonaire; three sisters, Mrs. Norman Beique of Connecticutt, Mrs. W. C. Causey of Macon and Mrs. Chadwell Culpepper of Warner Robins, and mother, Mrs. Earl Joiner of Vienna.
Gardner Watson Funeral Home of Perry had charge of arrangements.

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 18, 1956

MRS. MINNIE P. WHITTINGTON

Mrs. Whittington Passes Here Thursday.
Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie P. Whittington, 48 year old Montezumian who died unexpectedly here Thursday evening, October 11, 1956, were held Saturday morning from the chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home. Mrs. Whittington was stricken with a heart attack while attending the Macon County Fair.
The Rev. W. S. Johnson officiated at the services and burial was in FELTON'S CEMETERY. Pallbearers were N. G. Martin, Herman Layfield, Linnie Frank, Jack Tatum. Artis Lockerman and C. P. Russell.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Felton's Cemetery for Mrs. Minnie P. Whittington. I think her husband was Quentrall Whittington because in the Macon Co., Ga. 1920 Census I find:
WHITTINGTON, Quentrall 30 m/w md rents ggg
Minnie wife 28 f/w m'd ggg
Edward son 6 m/w s ggg
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Anyone having further info on Mrs. Minnie P. Whittington, PLEASE RESPOND.

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 15m 1956

ALLEN CLAIR WARE

Final Rites Held Tuesday For Allen Ware, 56.
Funeral services for Allen Clair Ware, 56, of Oglethorpe were held Tuesday afternoon from the Methodist Church in Oglethorpe with Rev. Henry Thomas and Rev. Steve Johnson officiating.
Pallbearers were Henry A. Lee, D. B. Frederic, James Lester, W. T. Jolly, Archie Hill and Bob Beeland.
The honorary escort included Buford Johnson, G. S. Gardner, G. T. Mason, M. H. Mashburn, C. L. Ethridge, J. E. Brinson, Roy Rodgers, Ralph Minor, Johnnie Williams, Julian Webb, Sr., C. H. Prescott, W. C. Williams, W. E. Hunter and J. W. Scoville. Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge.
Mr. Ware died Sunday in a local hospital following a brief illness. A native of Macon County, he was the son of the late Jackson Monroe and Eva Bostrom Ware of Marshallville.
He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Georgia Lee Gardner; one daughter, Miss Joyce Ware of Oglethorpe; a sister, Miss Eva Ware of California and four brothers, W. S. Ware of Valdosta, Alva Ware of Bay Pines, Fla., J. M. Ware of Montezuma and Mims Ware of California.

[Note: Allen Clair Ware - Born December 1, 1899 - Died November 11, 1956 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beisde his wife, Georgie Lee Gardner Ware [2-4-1902 - 11-21-1984]
 

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  December 3, 1970

 WHATLEY - JONES - SCREWS - SIMMONS

 THOMAS DAVID WHATLEY

 Funeral services for David Whatley, 89 of oglethorpe were held Tuesday, December 1, from Pleasant Grove Baptist Church in Garden Valley.  Interment followed in the PLEASANT GROVE CEMETERY.  Elder John Mangham and Rev. Carl Ayers officiated.  Pallbearers: Kelly Bearden, E. L. Simmons, Woodrow Hobbs, Ed Bentley, Brown Perry & John G. Simmons. Honorary Escort: J. C. Wadsworth, Jr., J. L. Webb, Dr. A. J. Morris, John English, Johnny Williams, David Theus, Dr. E. C.Whatley and Rev. Homer Fowler.

  Mr. Whatley died Monday, November 30, in a Montezuma hospital after a lengthy illness.  He was a native of Taylor County, but had resided most of his life in Macon County.  He was a prominent retired farmer and a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.

  His survivors include his wife, Mrs. Henrietta Jones Whatley of Oglethorpe; one son Hudson Whatley of Oglethorpe; one daughter, Mrs. Anita W. Screws of College Park, Ga., two swisters, Miss Victoria Whatley and Mrs. Oscar Simmons, both of Oglethorpe.

[Note: Thomas David Whatley - Born December 25, 1880 - Died November 30, 1970 is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery beside his wife, Henrietta E. Jones Whatley [5-7-1883 - 2-12-1980]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 4, 1995

WILLIS HUDSON WHATLEY

Mr. Willis Hudson Whatley, 73, of Rt. 1, Oglethorpe, Ga. died Monday, September 25, 1995 in The Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon, Ga.

Services were held at 2 pm Wednesday, September 27, in Whitewater Baptist Church near Oglethorpe, with burial in ANDERSONVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY. The Revs. Kevin Cone and Nelson Weathersby Officiated.

Mr. Whatley, a life-long resident of Macon County, was born February 8, 1922, the son of Thomas David Whatley and Henrietta Jones Whatley. He was a retired soil conservation technician with the United States Dept. of Agriculture. He was a member of Whitewater Baptist Church, a deacon emeritus, chairman of the building committee, member of the brotherhood and on the Board of Trustees of The Georgia Baptist children's Home in Atlanta, Ga. He was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Marine Corp.

Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Alva Bolin Whatley of Oglethorpe, a daughter, Mrs. Kathy W. Cockerham of Augusta; a sister, Mrs. Anita Whatley Screws of Fayette ville, Ga. a nephew, Donald Ray Screws, and a niece, Mrs. Janice Elizabeth Screws.

Contributions may be sent to Whitewater Baptist Church, Rt. 1, Box 248, Oglethorpe, Ga. 31068.

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


 

 

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

WALSH - VINSON - LYNCH

MRS.  MAY  VINSON  WALSH,  89.

Funeral services for Mrs. May Vinson Walsh, 89, of Mobile, Ala., who died December 29, in Mobile were held December 31st from the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma.  Burial followed in the FELTON CEMETERY with Rev. Emory Gilbert and Rev. C. G. Ward officiating.

  Pallbearers were D. N. Russell, Dr. Fred Adams, Jim Maffett, Edgar Walker, William Vinson and John McKenzie.

  Mrs. Walsh, formerly of Montezuma, moved to Mobile seven years ago from Montezuma.  A graduate of Wesleyan College, she was a member of the Montezuma Methodist Church,  the United Daughters of Confederacy and the Adelphian Society.

  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. James P. Lynch of Mobile, Ala. and three grandchildren, James Lynch, III of Dahlgren, Va., Clifford W. Lynch of Maryland and Alice Vinson Lynch of Mobile, Ala.

[Note: May Vinson Walsh - Born September 23, 1879 - Died December 29, 1969 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Bessie Vinson [No Dates on marker but she was born 3-30-1882 - Died October 25, 1882]


WOMACK - PEACOCK - GORDON - BURTON

  MRS.RAY [Gloria Peacock] WOMACK

  Ideal, Ga. - Services for Gloria Peacock Womack will be held Monday in LITTLE BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH with burial in Little Bethel Cemetery.

  Womack, 62, died Thursday, June 3, 1999.  Formerly of Reynolds, she had lived in Macon County for the past 22 years, moving from Albany.  The daughter of the late Roy and Cecile Peacock, she was a member of Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church and was a homemaker.

  Survivors include her husband, Ray Womack; children, ___Womack and Kathy Gordon, both of Ideal and Terry Burton of Belton, S. C.; brother and siters, Frankie Peacock of Byron and [sorry, I couldn't read this]

[Note: [New Marker since "Cemeteries of Macon Co,."] book was published in 1993]  Gloria Peacock Womack - Born June 28, 1936 - Died June 3, 1999 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery beside a NEW GRAVE - fresh dirt - no name yet, in the new section of the cemetery.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 7, 1961

MRS. WILTON PASCHAL [Oza Moore] WALTON

Funeral Services For Mrs. W. P. Walton, 87, Tuesday.
Funeral services for Mrs. W. P. Walton, 87, of Coleman, Ga., were held Tuesdy afternoon at the Montezuma Methodist Church. The Rev. C. C. Edmundson, pastor, and the Rev. Steve Johnson officiated and interment was in FELTON CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Don Dozier, James W. Dozier, Brinson Ingram, Joe Willis, Hugh Burgess, and Herbert Ingram.
The Mother of Mrs. A. T. Dozier of Montezuma, Mrs. Walton had visited in Montezuma on many occasions and was at the home of her daughter here when she became ill. She died Sunday in a local hospital.
Mrs. Walton was a native of Randolph County, and was a member of the Coleman Methodist Church. Her husband passed away in 1926.
Survivors other than Mrs. Dozier are another daughter, Mrs. W. A. McCants of Coleman; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Clarence Walton of Fort Valley; eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
Watson - Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Oza Moore Walton, wife of Wilton Paschal Walton - Born March 7, 1874 - Died December 3, 1961 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husbanmd, Wilton Paschal Walton, son of Overton Harrison & Mary Paschal Walton [5-7-1853 - 2-3-1926]

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga., October 26, 1961

ERNEST W. WEBB

Ernest W. Webb, 62, Passes At Home In Fitzgerald.
Ernest W. Webb, 62, died early Tuesday at his home in Fitzgerald after a short illness.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at the Oglethorpe Methodist Church with Dr. Aubrey Alsobrook and the Rev. H. H. Sheppard officiating. Interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
A native of Macon County, Mr. Webb was the son of the late T. C. and Alice Gregors Webb of Oglethorpe. He was a member of the Central Methodist Church in Fitzgerald.
Survivors include his wife, the former Mary Streetman of Fitzgerald; three brothers, T., J. Webb of Atlanta, D. R. Webb of Oglethorpe and P. A. Webb of Albany; three sisters, Mrs. T. B. Avera, Mrs. J. L. Reynolds and Miss Mary Julia Webb, all of Oglethorpe.
Paulk Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Ernest W. Webb - Born November 25, 1898 - Died October 24, 1961 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Mary Streetman Webb Haynes [February 28, 1902 - 7-10-1981]

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 8, 1956

WILLIAM CLARENCE WHITTINGTON, SR.

W. C. Whittington, Former Resident, Buried Here Sunday.

Funeral services for William C. Whittington, Sr. of 1088 Elm Street, Macon, Ga. were conducted from the chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home Sunday, March 4, 3:00 p.m. The Revs. Asa Roquemore and Bruce Hall officiated and interment was in FELTON'S CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied.

A former resident of Montezuma, Mr. Whittington passed away at a Macon Hospital March 1, after a sudden illness.

Survivors include his wife [Not named]; Mother, Mrs. Lula Whittington of Oglethorpe; three daughters, Mrs. Allie Green of Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Claraette Dendy of Americus, Miss Lavoy Whittington of Macon; four sons, W. C. Whittington, Jr. of Warner Robins, Walter L. Whittington of U.S.Army, Tom Whittington, Macon and Arrow L. Whittington of Detroit, Michigan; one brother, M. L. Whittington of Florida; three sisters, Mrs. Buck Smith of Chicago, Mrs. C. R. Sutton of Memphis, Tenn. and Mrs. Ben H. Smith of Savannah.

[Note: William Clarence Whittington [ October 29, 1900 - March 1, 1956] is buried in Felton's Cemetery beside Clara Louvenia [Arrowsmith] Whittington [January 21, 1905 - June 9, 1971] &

Linda Louise Whittington [5-2-1947 - 12-28-1948] Felton Cem. Unmarked - Obit

 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 5, 1956

WINFIELD WILLIAMS

Winfield Williams Dies At Home Of Daughter In Ideal

Winfield Williams, 87, passed away December 28, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. H. J. Priehs, in Ideal after several months' illness.

Other survivors include one son, Irwin Williams of Water Valley, Ky.; two sisters, Mrs. Clair Guthrice and Mrs. Gertrude Worden of National City, Calif.; one brother, William H. Williams of Washington, D.C.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. December 30 from the chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home. Elder H. R. Thurber officiated and burial was in the SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIWT CHURCH CEMETERY in Oglethorpe. Pallbearers - Not - Copied.

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

[Note: Winfield Williams [January 2, 1868 - December 28, 1955] is buried in Seventh Day Adventist Church Cemetery]

 

 

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

MRS. DAVID [Bertie Gresham] WICKER

Rites Sunday For Mrs Bertie Wicker.

Funeral services for Mrs. Bertie Gresham Wicker were held Sunday afternoon from the residence near Buena Vista. Interment was in ELLAVILLE CEMETERY.

Mrs. Wicker died Friday night in an Americus hospital following an lengthy illness.

A former resident of Macon County, she is survived by her husband, David Wicker of Putnam; one daughter, Mrs. Leon Burleson of Dothan, Ala. and five grandchildren.

[Note: Byrdie G. Wiocker [1889 - 1956] is buried in the Ellaville Cem. beside her husband, David Wicker [1886 - 1972].

 

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

JOSEPH NICK WOODRUFF, JR.

Rites Held Friday For J. N. Woodruff, Wreck Victim

Funmeral services for Joseph Nick Woodruff, Jr. of Montezuma and Lilly, were held Friday, August 17 from Byromville Baptist Church with the Rev. D. L. Kight, Rev. Glenn and Rev. Rowe officiating. Burial was in SNOW CEMETERY Dooly Co., Ga. Pallbearers - Not Copied.

Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mr. Nick Woodruff [Sr.] of Lilly; sisters, Mrs. Wayne Hortman of San Diego, Calif.: Miss Helen Woodruff of Lilly; brothers, Charlie Woodruff and David Woodruff of Fort Valley; Harvey Woodruff and Travis Woodruff of Byromville, Ray Woodruff and Herman Woodruff of Lillty.

Mr. Woodruff died early Thursday, August 16 from injuries sustained in an antumobile accident in Montezuma the previous week.

 

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

JOHNNIE   EDDIE   WISHAM
 
Final Rites Held Friday For Johnnie Eddie Wisham, 19.
Funeral services for Johnnie Eddie Wisham, 19, of Route 2 Oglethorpe were held Friday, November __, in the Sand Bethel Baptist Church, the Rev. H. F. Royal officiating.  Interment was in the SAND BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Mr. Wisham, who lived in Macon County most of his life, died at his residence, November 2, 1955 after a lengthy illness.
  Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John W. Wisham and a sister, Eva Wisham, all of Route 2 Oglethorpe.  Smith-Tindol Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.
 
[Note: There are four [4]  UNMARKED ADULT GRAVES in Sand Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery in Taylor Co., Ga. in the Wisham lot.  One of those must be for Johnnie Eddie Wisham [b. ca. 1936 d. November 2, 1955] added 1/4/2004

 

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

Y. S. WISHAM

Funeral Services Held January 30 For Y. S. Wisham.

Y. S. Wisham, 54, of Rupert, died at the home of his son in Central, S. C. Tuesday, January 28, after several weeks illness.

Mr. Wisham, a lifelong resident of Rupert was a farmer and sawmill operator.

Funeral services were held in SAND BETHEL METHODIST CHURCH in Taylor County Thursday. The Rev. W. R. Lawhorn, the Rev. Walter Evans and Elder Bentley Adams officiated. Burial was in SAND BETHEL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

Survivors include two sons, Adrian Wisham, and Audrey Wisham, both of Central, S.C.; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Braswell of Monroe, Mrs. Aubrey Green of Ellaville and Mrs. Jack Clark of Madrid, Spain; two brothers, Solan Wisham of Rupert and Wansie Wisham of Maul; four sisters, Mrs. J. O. White and Mrs. R. R. Albritton, both of Rupert, Mrs. Monroe L. Layfield of Ideal and Mrs. J. C. Hayes of Manchester and 11 grandchildren.

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

[Note: Y. S. Wisham [May 9, 1909 - January 28, 1964] is buried at Sand Bethel Cemetery in Taylor Co., Ga.


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

DR. JOEL PRESTON WALKER

Dr. J. P. Walker, Beloved Citizen, Buried Saturday.

This community lost a link with the past Friday morning, January 31, in the passing of Dr. Joel Preston Walker, who came to Montezuma 70 years ago and was, at the age of 95, the oldest living member of the Georgia Pharmacists Association. He was a past president of the G. P. A.

A former mayor ot the city, a city councilman for 21 years, Dr. Walker's memory of the region's earlier days was unsurpassed.

Courtly in manner, literate, witty, and interested to the last in everything from politics to basketball, he was a raconteur without parallel. No one else had the clear recollection of re-construction days, had heard Alexander Hamilton Stephens and Gen. John B. Gordon speak, and had seen Jefferson Davis. And no one else, at the age of 85, had gone along by air to England and France, brushing up on his French in order to get the most out of his journey.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Montezuma Methodist Church where he was a member. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not copied.

Surviving are two sons, Tom Walker and Edgar Walker, who continue to operate the family drug company and a daughter, Miss Estelle Walker, a musician and teacher of piano; one brother, Charlie Walker of Perry and a number of nieces and nephews. Dr. Walker was a native of Houston County.

[Note: Joel Preston Walker [ January 21, 1869 - Janary 31, 1964] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Ruby Young, wife of J.P.Walker [4-14-1872 - 2-22-1910]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 5, 1972

MRS. ERNEST WORTH [Gussie Shirah] FOWLER

Mrs. Gussie Shirah Fowler died September 28, 1972 at a local Hospital @ the age of 76. Services were held Friday, September 29, at First Baptist Church in Montezuma with Rev. Kenneth Bush officiating. Interment was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Mrs. Fowler was a life long resident of Macon County and was a member of First Baptist Church in Montezuma. She was the widow of the late Ernest W. Fowler.

Survivors include 3 sons, George Fowler, Eian L. Fowler, Sr., Ernest B. Fowler, all of Montezuma, 2 daughters, Mrs. Ralph Price, Sr. of Montezuma and Mrs. Rufus Parker of Columbus, 22 Grandchildren and a number of Great-grandchildren.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Gussie S. Fowler [July 21, 1896 - September 28, 1972] is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Ernest W. Fowler [11-22-1886 - 3-14-1963] See his obit.


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

MRS. WILLIAM R. [Frances Melvina Nelson] WILLIAMS

Mrs. Williams Dies At Dooling Home

Mrs. Frances Melvina Williams, 70, died at her residence in Dooling last Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock. She had been living in Dooling for 38 years and was the widow of Will Williams.

She was born in Macon County, the daughter of Eli Faith Nelson and Frances Williamson Nelson and was a member of the Baptist Church.

Funeral services were held at the residence last Sunday, with the Rev. Ivey officiating. Interment was at RED HILL CEMETERY.

Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Paul Pollock and Miss Bertha Williams of Dooling, and Mrs. Etta Brown of Vienna and one brother, John Nelson.

[Note: Melvina Williams [1873 - 1943] is buried in Red Hill Cemetery beside Wm. R. Williams [1873 - 1914] and Bertha Williams [1901 - 1974]


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

DR. ALVA DURWARD WARE

Dr. A. D. Ware Passes; Buried At Marshallville March 9, 1955

Funeral services for Dr. A. D. Ware of Toomsboro were held at 11 a.m. on March 9, at the First Baptist Church of Toomsboro, with interment in the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY.

Dr. Ware was a native of Marshallville, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Alva Ware, pioneer citizens of that city. A prominent physician of Toomsboro, he died in a Milledgeville clinic on March 8.

His survivors are his wife [not named]; two sons, A. D. Ware, Jr. of Macon and Clyde D. Ware of St. Petersburg, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. Frank J. Garbutt of Sandersville, three brothers, L. M. Ware of Auburn, Ala., Adiel Ernest Ware and O'Neal M. Ware, both of Marshallville, a sister, Mrs. J. B. Stewart of Marshville, North Carolina and seven grandchildren.

[Note: Alva Durward Ware, M.D. [December 16, 1885 - March 8, 1955] is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside his wife, Elizabeth Barnard, wife of Alva Durward Ware,M.D,. [January 1, 1888 - July 3, 1926]


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

JAMES JACKSON WRIGHT

Rites Held Wednesday For James J. Wright of Marshallville [Microfilmed on the curve-Hard to read]

Funeral services for James Jackson Wright were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the Marshallville Baptist Church, the Rev. J. C. Holmes officiating. Burial was in the OPP CITY CEMETERY in OPP, ALABAMA

Mr. Wright, a Macon County citizen for 20 years, died Monday in a Fort Valley Hospital.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. J. A. Childre of Gainesville, Fla., and Mrs. Sam Hardage of Marshallville, three sons, Hoyt Wright of Macon, Dr. Homer Wright and Dr. ___Wright; and two grandchildren. Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements


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

DAN H. WALTERS [Microfilmed on the curve - Difficult to read.]

Former Resident Passes In Florida.

Funeral services for Dan H. Walters, 79, were held Monday, March __, at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Cordele.

Mr. Walters died Saturday, March __ in Jacksonville, Fla. at the home of his son, R. C. Walters, where he had resided for the past year. He was a former postal employee in Cordele and a native of Macon County.

Survivors are one son, R. O. Walters of Jacksonville, Fla.; two Step sons, L. E. Felder of Cordele and _. S. Felder of Eastman; one brother, C. H. Walters of Jacksonville, Fla. and two sisters, Mrs. B. N. [could be Shivers] of Rebecca and Mrs. W. H. Williams, Sr. of Cordele.

[Note: In 1880 Census of Macon Co., Ga. I find "a" Daniel Walters, son of Jeremiah W. Waltes and his wife, Sallie. Daniel is 6 in 1880 and would fit this age. Anyone having more info on Jeremiah W. Walters family, Please Respond.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 14, 1955

MISS BLANCHE WALL

Miss Blanche Wall Passes After Short Illness; Rites Wednesday.

Final rites for Miss Emma Blanche Wall, 39, who passed away Tuesday morning at the Americus Sumter County Hospital after an illness of two weeks, were conducted Wednesday from the County Line Baptist Church. The Rev. Melvin Yrok officiated and interment was in THE COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

The deceased was a life-long resident of Ideal and Macon County, and was a member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church.

Survivors include five sisters, Mrs. T. J. Hardage, Mrs. Fred Gilbert of Ideal, Mrs. Jesse Vinson and Mrs. Irene Jackson of Macon and Mrs. Edith Ward of Byromville; two brothers, Robert Wall and Carvis Wall of Ellaville.

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

[Note: Blanch Wall [February 12, 1916 - April 12, 1955] is buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery beside Beatrice Wall [9-10-1880 - 8-26-1947] See her Obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 7, 1998

MRS. RONNIE CHAD [Julia Ann Reed] HARRIS, SR.- WRIGHT [Picture]

Julia Ann Reed Wright, 39, of 102 Peachtree Street, Ideal, Georgia passed away Friday, October 2, 1998. Funeral services were held Monday, September 5, 1998 at 2 pm in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, Montezuma. Burial followed in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Born in Sumter County, she was a Baptist.
She is survived by her children, Ronnie Chad Harris, Jr. of Ideal, Lisa Wright of Ideal; Gloria Wright Wisham of Jacksonville, Florida, Melissa Wright of Ideal, brother, Danny Reed of Oglethorpe; sisters, Patricia Lofton of Oglethorpe, Kathy Sheffield of Eastman, Georgia; Mother, Maxine Posey of Oglethorpe, Father, Henry Reed of Macon; grandchildren: Tiffany Michelle Wisham of Jacksonville, Florida, Brandon Kyle Evans of Ideal.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Julia Ann Wright - Born - May 22, 1959 - Died - October 2, 1998 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery [Part B. Sec. 3 - Row 6-19 [Picture on her marker], next to a NEW, UNMARKED except by flowers, grave.]

 

 

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