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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   January 10, 1963

ROY  T. ABBOTT

 Funeral services for Roy T. Abbott, 57, who died Friday at his residence, were held Sunday at the First Baptist Church.  The Rev. C. G. Ward and the Rev. H. J. Coleman, pastor of Midway Baptist Church of Barnesville, officiated.  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORYAL PARK CEMETERY

 Pallbearers : Cleve Mitchell, Douglas Griggers, Jr., Royce Singleton, Harold Parks, Ennis Crowe, Edmond Layfield, Cliff Bowen and Jimmy Jones.

Mrs. Abbott, a retired knitter and a member of Midway Baptist Church of Barnesville, died after an extended illness.  He was a native of Lamar County, but had lived in Montezuma about 40 years.

 Survivors include his widow, the former Algie Hill of Montezuma; one son Thomas Gerald Abbott of Montezuma; three brothers, Jack Abbott and Sandy Abbott, both of Barnesville and Julius L. Abbott of Griffin; two sisters, Mrs. Luther Brooks and Miss Minnie Abbott, both of Griffin; one grandson, Chris Abbott of Montezuma.

 Watson – Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note:  Roy T. Abbott – Born May 11, 1905 – Died January 4, 1963 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife,  Algie Hill Abbott [May 2, 1910 – March 14, 1982]


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

MRS. ROY T. [Algie Hill] ABBOTT

Mrs. Algie Hill Abbott, age 72, of Montezuma, died Sunday in an Albany Hospital. Funeral services were held at 3 pm Tuesday in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Burial was in the BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Minister for the services was Rev. T. J. Waldrop.
Mrs. Abbott was a lifelong resident of Macon County and a homemaker.
Survivors include one son, Gerald Abbott of Montezuma; one sister, Mrs. Hazel Griggers of Montezuma; one brother, Charlie W. Hill of Montezuma and two grandsons.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of services.

[Note: Algie Hill Abbott - Born May 2, 1910 - Died March 14, 1982 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Roy T. Abbott [May 11, 1905 - Jan. 4, 1963] Obit
 


The Macon Telegraph - Macon, Ga. October 31, 1942

CLIFFORD SMITH ADAMS, 62, DIED IN MACON HOSPITAL

Fort Valley - Clifford Smith Adams, 62, died today in a Macon hospital after an illness of three weeks.
Born in Pike County, he had been a resident of Fort Valey for the past 16 years. He was associated with the Atlantic Ice and Coal Company and he was a member of the Baptist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at the Fort Valley Baptist Church. The Rev. M. D. Reed, pastor and Rev. J. A. Ivey, pastor of the Perry Baptist Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Marshallville Cemetery.
Survivors include his widow, the former June Etta Bussey; and five sisters, Mrs. J. W. Jones of Section, Ala.; Mrs. H. W. Hall of Perry, Mrs. A. L. McDaniel of Meansville, Ga.; Mrs. Florence Daniel of Knoxville, Tenn., and Mrs. Lena Ro__er of McDonough.
[Note: Clifford Smith Adams - Born November 28, 1875 - Died October 30, 1942 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside his wife, June Etta Bussey Adams [June 5, 1881 - Dec. 29, 1976] They are buried in Lot 83 - Persons Lot, however, there are no markers in this lot with the name Persons on it.

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Butler Herald, Sept 1, 1927

 Death Claims Mr. E. A. Adams,

Confederate Hero.

 'In the death of Mr. Ezekiel Amos Adams marks the passing of another Confederate soldier, leaving only twelve others of his noble band in Taylor County to wear the badge of honor so worthily bestowed

Mr. Adams was a native of the county, being born in the eastern part of the county 81 years ago and was named for his father, Mr. Ezekiel Adams.

The death of Mr. Adams occurred at 1:20 Sunday morning, August 8th, at his home near Bethlehem Church in the southern part of the county. He had been in declining health since November of last year and recently his condition had been critical.

Mr. Adams had a very large number of friends in Taylor County who will be grieved to learn of his passing. He was a man of sterling worth and integrity and held the confidence of all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. he put his every trust in his Maker and professed Christianity to a marked degree. he believed firmly in the doctrine of the Primitive Baptist faith and order and attended services at a church of that denomination regularly.

His faithful companion for many years was called to the Great Beyond April 7, 1919, leaving him with three sons and three daughters who still survive, to wit: Messrs. E. B. and S.C. Adams, of this county, Mr. H. V. Adams, of Jacksonville, Fla; Mrs. C. B. Barfield (*this is Nancy Camillar Adams-Barfield) of Macon County; Mrs. Y. J. Garrett, of Jacksonville; and Mrs. Kate Stalnaker, of this county.

Funeral and interment of the remains of Mr. Adams took place at Bethlehem cemetery Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock, services being conducted by Rev. J. T. Adams'
The following was printed in the Butler Herald on September 1, 1927: "In Memory of Our Dear Father, Mr. E.A. Adams" 'On August 8, 1927 at 1:20 o'clock the death angel again visited our home and took from us our dear father. Its so sad, dear Papa, to give you up and to know that we can never see you again in this world. But we know that if we live as Jesus has taught us in his blessed Book that some day we will meet you and dear mama again, where there will be no parting, no pain, nor sorrow, but where all is peace and love.

We know, dear Papa, that you suffered in this world while you were sick and that now you are better off, but oh 'tis so hard to look on your sweet face and say good-bye for the last time on this earth

It seems more than we can bear to know that you and dear mama are both gone forever. We can only go to the Lord and ask His love and mercy to guide us in this life so that we can meet you both some day, where there will be no parting.

 he was a devoted father, a loving friend, neighbor. He was near 81 years of age at the time of his death

His faithful companion was called to the Great Beyond eight years and four months ago." (this poem follows): "Darling Papa how we miss you, In this world of sin and woe: But we know you're sweetly sleeping, In the arms of Jesus' love" By his devoted daughter, Mrs. Y.J. Garrett'

Submitted by Susan Collier

Notes: Ezekiel Amos Adams [28] and wife, Martha [24] were recorded in TALBOT CO., GA. 1850 census with 4 children: Frances (f) [5], Ezekiel [4] Julia [2] and Ann [1].
There are several Carter families in Talbot Co. at the same time, as well as a good number of Adams Families.

Davine Campbell


 

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

EMMETT M. ADAMS, SR.

Final Rites Held Friday For E. M. Adams, 77.

Funeral services for Emmett M. Adams, 77, who died Wednesday, January 2, at a Plains convalescent home after several months' illness, were held Friday in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. C. G. Ward and the Rev. C. C. Edmundson officiated and interment was in the OAK GROVE CEMETERY at Americus.

Grandsons of the deceased served as pallbearers, namely; Sonny Lamberth, Winston Lamberth, Billy Bartlett, Johnny Bartlett, Jimmy Bartlett and Eugene Parks.

A native of Wheeler County, Mr. Adams had resided in Montezuma for 30 years. A Mason and a member of the First Baptist Church of Americus, he was a retired Seaboard Railroad employee and a carpenter.

Survivors include a son, Emmett M. Adams, Jr. with the Army in Madison, Wis.; five daughters, Mrs. Nimmons Martin, Mrs. Horace Bartlett, Mrs. Beatrice Bentley and Mrs. D. Lamberth, all of Montezuma, and Mrs. H. A. Williams of Albany; trwo brothers, J. Q. Adams of Leesburg, Fla. and Clarence Adams of Cairo; 18 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


 

Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. September 30, 1971

MRS. F. E. [Myrtle FeltonADAMS, 83.

Mrs. Myrtle Felton Adams, 83, died Saturday, September 25, 1971 in a local hospital following an extended illness.

  Services were held Sunday in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home with Burial in FELTON CEMETERY. Rev. R. O. Edenfield and Rev. C. G. Ward officiated and the following served as pallbearers: William Easterlin, Dave Ruymph, Tillman Mayo, Edgar Walker, Jesse Derrick and Heyward Smith.

  Mrs. Adams was a lifelong resident of Macon County and the daughter of the late A. C. Felton, Sr. and Sally [McFarland] Felton of Montezuma.  She was the widow of F. E. Adams, and a member of the Montezuma Methodist Church.

  Survivors include a son, Felton Adams, Sr. of Nashville, Tenn.; three grandsons, John C. Adams of Bowling Green, Ky. And William T. Adams also of Bowling Green and Felton Adams, Jr. of Brentwood, Tenn.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Mary Ann Oliver of Bowling Green.

[Note: Myrtle F. Adams – Born 1887 – Died 1971] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, F. E. Adams [1886 – 1971]


 

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

MR. FLORRIE E. ADAMS

Funeral services for Florrie E. Adams, 85, of Montezuma, who died early Wednesday morning, February 10, in a local hospital were held Friday at the Watson Mathews Funeral Home. Rev. C. G. Ward officiated and burial followed in the FELTON CEMETERY with full Masonic rites.
Members of Travelers Rest Lodge, F. and A.M. No. 65 served as pallbearers and formed an honorary escort. All Masons sat in a body at the funeral home.
Mr. Adams was a native of Talbot County. He was a construction engineer and in the construction supply business in Milledgeville for 20 years. Following retirement 15 years ago, he moved to Montezuma. He was a Mason, a member of Travelers Rest Lodge and a Shriner and was a member of the Montezuma Kiwanis Club.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Myrtle Felton Adams of Montezuma; one son, Felton E. Adams of Bowling Green, Ky.; three brothers, Charles N. Adams of Macon, Tom Adams of Miami, Fl. and John E. Adams of Ty Ty; two sisters, Mrs. J. P. Goolsby of Dawson, Mrs. Lola Butler of Talbotten; four grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: F. E. Adams Born 1886 - Died 1971] is buried in Felton Cemeteryu beside his wife, Myrtle F. Adams [1887 - 1971] See her Obit.


 

The Macon County Citizen -

Oglethorpe, Ga. March 29, 1912

DEATH OF MRS. J. A. ADAMS -
The sudden death of Mrs. J. A. Adams Friday evening was a distinct shock to the community. Mrs. Adams was not in the best of health, but was not known to be seriously ill; in fact she was able to be up and about her household duties only an hour or two prior to her death.
This estimable lady recently moved into our midst with her husband and family from Jones County and had made many friends here who deeply deplore her sudden demise, and extend to the bereaved husband and family sincere sympathy in their affliction.
[Note: Josephine Adams [ Born July 14, 1855 - Died March 22, 1912 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, John Abner Adams [Nov. 18, 1852 - Oct. 6, 1931]


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. April 13, 1928

J. F. ADAMS, SR., DIED IN MACON

J. F. Adams, Sr. 54 of Montezuma, died at 12 o'clock last Thursday night in a hospital in Macon, where he was taken only four days before , with pneumonia. Mr. Adams was and had been [Pres. ?- not clear] of the A.B. and A. Railroad at Montezuma for 35 years, being recognized as one of the most able men connected with that company. He was recognized also as one of Montezuma's leading citizens, being prominent in Masonry, a Knight of Phythias, and a member of the Methodist Church.
Surviving him in addition to his widow,[Pearl A. Adams]
and four children, Dr. J. F. Adams, Jr. Mrs. C. L. Pennington and Mrs. Ed Goode Jeffries of Macon and Mrs. Mary Adams of Montezuma, also a brother Mr. Chas. Adams of Macon
Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon at the Methodist Church, Dr. H. S. Jones officiating.
{Buried in Felton Cemetery, Montezuma, Ga. J.F.Adams
Born 3-20-1874 Died April 5, 1928]

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 4, 1964

MRS. J. FRED [Pearl Adams] ADAMS, SR.

Final Rites Held Saturday For Mrs. Pearl Adams

Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Adams, 87, of Montezuma, who died Friday in a local hospital, were held at 3 pm Saturday, Mrs. 30, at the First Methodist Church.

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

Pallbearers - Not Copied.

The widow of the late J. Fred Adams, Sr. , Mrs. Adams was a lifelong resident of Montezuma. She was a member of the First Methodist Church of Montezuma.

Survivors include a son, Dr. J. Fred Adams of Montezuma; three daughters, Mrs. William Keenan and Mrs. John C. B. Smith, both of Columbia, S.C. and Mrs. Francis Howard of Albany; five grandchildren, Dr. Claude Pennington of Macon, Fred Pennington, John C. B. Smith, Jr. and Dr. James Adams of Columbia, S. C. and Dolph O. Adams of Montezuma; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note:Pearl A. Adams [February 2, 1877 - May 29, 1964] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, J. F. Adams [March 20, 1874 - April 5, 1928] See His Obit.


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

MRS. JAMES FREDERICK [Frances Oliver] ADAMS, JR.

Mrs. Frances Oliver Adams, 93, Montezuma, died on Monday, March 6, 1995, in the Oaks Nursing Home. Graveside services were held at 1 pm Wednesday, March 8, in the FELTON CEMETERY, with Rev. Richard Aultman officiating.

Mrs. Adams was a native of Plains, Georgia. She was born on April 14, 1901, the daughter of R. S. Oliver and Anna Effie Stewart, and was a graduate of Agnes Scott College in Decatur. The wife of the late Dr. James Frederick Adams, Jr. she was a resident of Montezuma for most of her adult life, and was a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church.

She is survived by her son, Dr. Dolph Adams of Durham, N.C. and a niece, Mrs. Aughtry Averill of Montezuma.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Frances Oliver Adams - Born - April 14, 1901 - Died - March 6, 1995 is buried in Section F - Row 22-1346, beside her husband, James Frederick, Jr. M.D. [1897 - 1976] F-22-1347 See his obit.


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

DR. JAMES FREDERICK  ADAMS

 Dr. James Frederick Adams, who had devoted more than 50 years to the practice of medicine before his retirement in 1973, died at the age of 79, Tuesday afternoon December 7, 1976 at a Montezuma Nursing Home.  He had been ill for many months.

 Funeral services were held at the Montezuma United Methodist Church Thursday, Dec. 9, 1976 with the Rev. Dick Reese, pastor of the church officiating.  Interment,  in  FELTON CEMETERY .

 He attended local schools up to and including high school, graduating, as he related, in a “senior class of One:, then going on to Georgia Military College in Milledgeville and Emory at Oxford before enrolling at Emory Medical School in Atlanta in 1921

 MUCH – MUCH- more – not copied.

 Surviving are his wife, the former Frances Oliver, two sons, Dr. James F. Adams, III of Columbia, S.C., radiologist and Dr. Dolph Adams of Duke Univ., pathologist of Durham, N.C. three sisters, Mrs. Frances Howard of Albany, Ga. Mrs. John C. B. Smith and Mrs. William Kennan, both of Columbia, S.C.

  [Note: James Frederick Adams, M. D. – Born August 16, 1897 – Died December 7, 1976 is buried in Felton Cemetery .]



Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. October 8, 1931

REV.  JOHN  ABNER  ADAMS

Death Takes Rev. J. A. Adams
Oglethorpe, Ga. Oct. 8, - Funeral services for Rev. J. A. Adams, 76,

who died at his home here Monday evening, were held from the

Primitive Baptist Church Wednesday morning, conducted by the

Pastor, Rev. J. M. Underwood of Hawkinsville.  Rev. Adams had

been in bad health for some time, although he was able to be up

at times until about ten days before the end came. He had been a

resident of this city for twenty-five years, coming here from

North Georgia. In addition to being a Primitive Baptist Minister,

he also engaged in farming until five years ago, at which time

he sold his interests and retired on account of failing health. 

After this time however, he continued to take an active part in

both his own and other churches of his denomination, in which

he always had a deep interest. He was well known throughout this

entire section of the state and is survived by his widow. 

Interment was at the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

[Note: John Abner Adams [November 18, 1852 - October 6, 1931] is buried in

Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Orrie Belle Patten, wife of Rev. J. A. Adams [1866 - 1936]

 



Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Dec.27,1945


FUNERAL SERVICES AT ELBERTON SUNDAY FOR LAWRENCE BURGESS ADAMS, 71.

Funeral Services were conducted from the Concord Methodist Church in Elberton, Ga., Sunday, December 23, 1945 for Lawrence Burgess Adams, 71, who died Friday, December 21st at the Macon County Clinic.
Mr. Adams, the father of Dr.T. M. Adams of Montezuma had been a patient at the Macon County Clinic since October 1942. He was born in Elbert County on September 16, 1874, the son of Lawrence Manfield Adams and Martha Flen__ Adams.
Mr. Adams is survived by his wife, four daughters, Mrs. Cleo Dixon of Montezuma, Mrs. D. M. Hulmes of Elberton, Miss Eleanor Adams of Hawkinsville, and Miss Juanita Adams of Macon; four sons, Leon Adams of Glennwood, Dr. T. M. Adams of Montezuma, Floyd Adams of Augusta and Mark Adams of Atlanta; one step-daughter, Miss Mae Wansley of Hawkinsville; two step-sons, Forrest Wansley of Elberton and Howard Wansley of Hawkinsville, one brother, H. V. Adams of Elberton.
The Montezuma Funeral Home had charge.


The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe,Ga.
September 12, 1913

"LOCAL NEWS"

Mrs. Lucinda Adams, mother of Elder J. A. Adams, and his adopted daughter, Miss Gertrude Adams, passed into the Great Beyond last Sunday.
Mrs Adams died at 3 p.m. and Miss Gertrude died at 4:30 p.m.
They were buried in the City Cemetery [Oglethorpe] on Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with Elder W. T. Everett conducting the burial services in the presence of a large concourse of people.
The Citizen joins with the entire community in extending sympathy to the bereaved ones.
[Note:I do not find a marked grave for either Mrs. Lucinda Adams nor Miss Gertrude Adams in "Cemeteries of Macon County" but I do find 5 UNMARKED ADULT GRAVES in the Adams lot next to Josephine Adams [1855-1912] OBIT and John Abner Admas [1852-1931] & Orrie Bell Patten, wife of Rev. J. A. Adams [1866-1936]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 27, 1962
 
 MARGARET ADAMS
 
 Funeral services for Miss Margaret Adams, a resident of Atlanta who died
 in a Macon hospital Saturday, were held in the chapel of the
 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home Sunday with the Rev. C. C. Edmundson
 officiating. Burial was in the AMERICUS CITY CEMETERY.
 
 Miss Adams was a devoted member of the Methodist church and had been ill
 for some time.
 
 Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. W. H. [Florence Adams] Roberts of
 Montezuma and Mrs. Adam [Clara Adams] Robinson of Macon; two brothers,
 E. Council Adams of Columbus and Charles A. Adams of Winter Haven, Fla.;
 nephews, George T. Adams, Jr. of Baltimore, Md., Charles H. and William
 T. Roberts, both of Montezuma; nieces, Mrs. B. S. Followill of Columbus
 and Mrs. C. H. Hollingsworth, Jr. of Rome.
 
 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 
 [Note: Margaret's sisters are buried in Felton Cemetery in Montezuma.]
 


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

MRS. TOM MARTIN [Louise Register] ADAMS

Mrs. Louise R. Adams
Mrs. Louise Register Adams, a prominent citizen of Montezuma,
passed away March 24, 1971, in a Macon Hospital, after a short illness.
She was 67 years of age.
A native of Savannah, Georgia, Mrs. Adams had made her home here since 1929.
She was a graduate registered nurse and a member of Mt. Zion-St. Luke
Lutheran Church of Oglethorpe. She was the wife of Dr. Tom M. Adams of Montezuma.
Funeral services for Mrs. Adams were held from the Mt. Zion-St. Luke
Church, Wednesday, March 26, with Pastor George Lingle and
Rev. R. O. Edenfield officiating. Burial was in the
FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
In addition to her husband, Mrs. Adams is survived by two first cousins.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Louise R. Adams - Born October 11, 1902 -
Died March 24, 1971 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband,
Thomas Martin Adams, M.D. [Nov. 8, 1903 - May 24, 1978]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 12, 1994

JOHN LOUIS AHRENS

Mr. John Louis Ahrens, 80, of Route 1, OIglethorpe, died Wednesday, October 5, 1994 in Magnolia Manor Nursing Center in Americus.
Services were held at 11 am Friday, October 7, in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS with the Rev. Gene Longins officiating.
Mr. Ahrens, a native of Chicago, Illinois, was born January 17, 1914, the son of John Ahrens and Minnie Luplow Ahrens. He had resided in Macon County since 1973, was a cabinet maker and a member of Faith Baptist Church in Oglethorpe. He was an Army Veteran of World War II and the husband of the late Oria Lee Harris Ahrens.
Survivors are a brother, Lawrence Ahrens of Oglethorpe, a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Oglethorpe Cemetery for John Louis Ahrens BUT I do find an indication of a grave with no slab, no pillow marker, etc. but in the Cheney Lot. Block J-Row 16.
[Note: Oria Lee [Harris] Ahrens, wife of John Louis Ahrens, is VERY PROBABLY buried in this lot also.]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 5, 1987

MRS. BETTY [Clark] ALBRITTON

Betty Clark Albritton, 52, of Riverbend Apartments, No. 83, died Monday, August 3, at her residence after an extended illness. She was a sales clerk for Montezuma Drug Co.
Services will be held at 11 AM Wednesday in First Baptist Church in Montezuma. Burial will be in FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma. The Rev. Guy G. Sayles will officiate.
A lifelong resident of Montezuma, Mrs. Albritton was a member of First Baptist Church and the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Clark.
Survivors include four sons, Jim Albritton of Tifton, John Albritton and Scott Albritton, both of Montezuma, and David Albritton of Ideal; a sister, Eloise Hunnicutt of Fort Valley; four brothers, James M. Clark and Jack Clark, both of Montezuma, Fred Clark of Hernando, Fla., and Arthur Clark of Charlotte, N.C. and a grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to First Baptist Church, North Dooly St., Montezuma, Ga. 31063.
The family may be contacted at the residence of Jack Clark, 812 Vienna Road, Montezuma.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.

[Note: Betty Clark Albritton - Born July 14, 1935 - Died August 3, 1987 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her parents, Sarah Hughes Clark [Dec. 28. 1905 - Oct. 28, 1971] See her Obit & James Daniel Clark [ Dec. 19, 1903 - Jan. 31, 1957] See his Obit.
 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.
December 9, 1948


FINAL RITES FOR HENRY G. ALBRITTON HELD SUNDAY, DEC. 5


Funeral services for Henry Greeley Albritton, resident of Ideal for the past two years, were held at Prosperity Church Sunday afternoon, December 5, and burial was in the church cemetery. He committed suicide at his residence the preceding morning.
Born in Taylor County on November 16, 1892, Mr. Albritton was fifty-six years of age and had been in failing health for several years. He was the son of the late John B. and Lou Watson Albritton, both natives of Taylor County.
Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Mamie Johnson and six children, Mrs. W. G. Fowler, Henry Albritton, Jr., Annie Laura Albritton, Lorena Albritton, James Albritton and Millard Albritton, all of Ideal. Also one sister, Mrs. B. C. Brewer of Taylor County and four brothers, John Albritton of Ideal; Jess Albritton and Charlie Albritton, both of Taylor County and Otis Albritton of Thomaston.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Service of Montezuma. in charge.
[Note: Henry G. Albritton - Born Nov. 16, 1892 - Died Dec. 4, 1948 is buried in Prosperity Cemetery, 2 mi. S. State Hwy 127 - Taylor County, Georgia]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 1, 1989

JOHN B. ALBRITTON

Services For John B. Albritton, 82 of Ideal.
Mr. John B. Albritton, 82, of Ideal, Georgia, died Friday, October 27, 1989 at his home. Services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, October 29, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Gene Ross officiated and burial was in IDEAL CEMETERY.
Mr. Albritton, a native and life long resident of Macon County, was born June 29, 1907, a son of John J. Albritton and Ida Jones Albritton. He was a farmer.
Survivors are his wife, Fannie Pearl albritton of Ellaville; two sons, Richard A. Albritton of Idreal, Rayford B. Albritton of Fayetteville; three brothers, Homer R. Albritton, Felton F. Albritton, both of Ideal, Maurice J. Albritton of Meansville, three sisters, Mrs. Maxie James of Panama City, Fla., Mrs. Riska Murphy of Warwick, Ga., Mrs. Lucille Dison of Ideal, eight grandchildren, six great grantchildren, a number of nieces and nephews.
Grandsons served as pallbearers.

[Note: John B. Albritton - Born June 29, 1907 - Died October 27, 1989 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside Corine Albritton [August 13, 1912 - 4-17-1978]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.   April 26, 1978

MRS.   JOHN   BURTON  [Corine  Smith]   ALBRITTON

  Mrs. Corine Smith Albritton of Ideal died Monday, April 17, in the Americus - Sumter County Hospital.  She was 65 years of age.  She was a native of North Carolina and had lived in Ideal the most of her adult life.  She was a nurse at the Ideal Intermediate Care Home and a member of the Ideal Methodist Church.
  Funeral services for Mrs. Albritton were held at 11 am Wednesday, April 19, at the Ideal Methodist Church.  Ministers were Rev. Jody Robertson and Rev. Clarence Keene and burial was in the IDEAL CEMETERY.
  Pallbearers - Not Copied.
  Survivors include: Mrs. Albritton's husband, John Burton Albritton of Ideal; two sons, Richard A. Albritton of Ideal; Rayford B. Albritton of Charlottesville, Va., two brothers, J. Vallie Smith of Ideal and Charles Smith of Ideal; three sisters, Mrs. Alma Nobles of Wilmington, Delaware, Mrs. John Rabon of Thomaston, Ga. and Mrs. Annie Mae Halstead of St. Augustine, Florida; eight grandchildren, Jim, John, David and Scott Albritton of Montezuma and Faye, Kaye and Steve Albritton of Charlottesville, Va. and Mike Freeman of Ideal.
  Watson-Mathews was in charge of arrangements.

 


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

JOHN J. ALBRITTON

Final Rites Held Saturday For John J. Albritton

Funeral services for John J. Albritton, 88, of Ideal, were held Saturday in the Ideal Baptist Church. The Rev. H. H. Gregory officiated and Interment was in PROSPERITY PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

Pallbearers were his grandsons, Richard Albritton, Tommy Albritton, Ronald Albritton, Harold Albritton, Dean Albritton and Melvin Albritton.

Mr. Albritton, a native of Taylor County, had lived in Ideal for the past 16 years. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Ideal Baptist Church. He died Friday in a Montezuma hospital after a long illness.

Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Ida Jones Albritton; four sons, John B. Albritton, Homer Albritton and Felton Albritton, all of Ideal, and Maurive Albritton of Thomaston; four daughters, Mrs. E. D. Braswell of Montezuma, Mrs. Irvin James on Marianna, Fla., Mrs. Fred Dixon of Ideal, and Mrs. Marvin Murphy of Ellaville; three brothers, Charlie Albritton of Rupert, Jesse Albritton of Butler and Otis Albritton of Thomaston; one sister, Mrs. Eula Brewer of Ellaville; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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


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

MRS. JOHN JORDAN [Ida Susan Jones] ALBRITTON

Mrs. Ida Jones Albritton of Ideal, Georgia, died Saturday, February 11, 1978, at the Americus-Sumter County Hospital. She was 98 years of age. She was a life-long resident of Macon County and she was the oldest member of the Ideal Baptist Church.
Funerl services for Mrs. Albritton were held Monday, February 13, at 2 pm at the Ideal Baptist church with Burial in the PROSPERITY PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY with Rev. Clarence Keene officiating.
Pallbearers were Fred Dixon, Jr. Richard Albritton, Tommy Albritton, Mary Murphy, Melvin Albritton, Stanley Albritton, Cecil Parks and Gary Dixon.
Surviving Mrs. Albritton are four sons; John B. Albritton, Homer Albritton and Felton Albritton of Ideal and Maurice J. Albritton of Meansville; four daughters, Mrs. Doug Braswell of Montezuma, Mrs. I. M. James of Marianna, Florida; Mrs. Marvin Murphy, Ellaville and Mrs. Fred Dixon of Ideal.

[Note: Ida Susan Albritton - Born April 14, 1870 - Died February 11, 1978 is buried in Prosperity Cemetery in Taylor Co., Ga. beside her husband, John Jordan Albritton [March 25, 1875 - December 27, 1965]


Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 17, 1952

FINAL RITES FRIDAY FOR CALVIN ALDRIDGE

Final rites for Calvin Aldridge, prominent farmer of the Garden Valley Community, were conducted at the Pine Level Methodist Church last Friday afternoon, January ll, at 2:30 pm with the pastor, the Rev. L. R. Lancaster, officiating. Burial was in the churchyard with nephews of the deceased serving as pallbearers.
Mr. Aldridge's death occurred at a local hospital the preceding morning following an illness of only a few days.
The deceased was born in Macon County, the son of the late Thomas and Martha Underwood Aldridge, and had spent his entire life here. He made his home with his brother, Dan Aldridge, who survives him. Other survivors are two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Hogg and Mrs. E. F. Perry of Macon County.
[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Pine Level Cemetery for Calvin Aldridge BUT I do find one for his brother, Daniel B. Aldridge Born November 24, 1895 - Died September 30, 1952 - I also find: 1900 census of Macon Co., Ga.
ALDRIDGE, Thomas J. 47 GA Buried Underwood Cem.
Martha A.(Underwood) 49 Ga Buried Underwood Cem.
Phil C. [son] 19 GA
Mary S. [dau.] 13 GA born
Annie C. [dau] 10 GA born about 1890
CALVIN [son] 8 Ga born about 1892
Daniel [son] 4 GA born Nov.24,1895

Notes from Davine

Never do we find a Robert Aldridge in the household of Thomas Aldridge and his wife, Martha E. Underwood Aldridge. HOWEVER, in 1880 Macon Co., Ga. Census there appears ZOLIE ALDRIDGE, 16, living in the Susannah Hamond household as a farm laborer. Zollie C. Aldridge does not appear again in Macon County until 1910 with his 2nd wife, Catherine [Smith] Aldridge whom he married in Macon Co., Ga. 11-27-1903 Bk. E/71. census also shows 5 children and they would be by his 1st wife [unknown] and they are:
Coffer 19, Wesley 17, Willie [dau.] 15, ROBERT 13, and Grady 9.
In 1920 Census, Zollie C. Aldridge 59 and his wife, Cattie, 58 are still in Macon County but the son ROBERT is not.
Check out this family. It appears that it could be yours.


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Oct. 2, 1952

DANIEL B. ALDRIDGE BURIED WEDNESDAY AT PINE LEVEL

Funeral services for Daniel B. Aldridge, who passed away in the Garden Valley community Tuesday afternoon, were conducted at the Pine Level Methodist Church Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The Rev. L. R. Lancaster officiated and burial was in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers were Leon Hogg, Claude Hogg, Jim Hogg, Lester Perry, Brown Perry and Elizah Simmons.
A life-long resident of Macon County, Mr. Aldridge was born here on November 24, 1895. He is a veteran of World War 1.
Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. J. W. Hogg and Mrs. E. F. Perry of Oglethorpe and a number of nieces and nephews.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
[Note: Daniel B. Aldridge - Born November 24, 1895 - Died September 30, 1952 Pvt. Ordnance Dept WW1 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside Ruth M. Hogg [1906-1980] & James M. Hogg [1907-1986]


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

REV.   FRANK   E.  ALDRIDGE,   SR.

Rev. Frank E. Aldridge
Funeral services for Rev. Frank E. Aldridge, 67, of Montezuma were held March 30, from the Faith Baptist Church of Oglethorpe with Rev. Renee Hammock and Rev. James C. Moore officiating.  Burial was in the CEDAR VALLEY CHURCH CEMETERY.   Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Rev. Aldridge passed away March 29, in an Americus hospital after a lengthy illness.
A native of Alabama, he had lived here for 45 years. He was former pastor of both Shiloh and Bakerfield Baptist Churches.  He was retired from Blue Bird Body Company of Fort Valley and assistent pastor of Faith Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Allie Green Aldridge of Montezuma; one son, Frank Aldridge, Jr. of Oglethorpe; two daughters, Mrs. Billy Sims of Marianna, Florida and Mrs. Billy Ricks of Belton Texas and ten grandchildren; Two brothers, Oliver Aldridge and Charlie Aldridge, both of Tallassee, Alabama.

[Note: Rev. Frank E. Aldridge, Sr.  -  Born February 18, 1905  -  Died March 29, 1971 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside his wife, Allie Green Aldridge  [ Nov. 1 - 1907  -  Nov. 17, 1973]

 


Montezuma Georgian - Montezuma, Ga., April 9, 1931


FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. MARTHA ALDRIDGE


Funeral services for Mrs. Martha E. Aldridge, 78 years of age, were held from the residence near Miona Springs at eleven o'clock Tuesday morning with services conducted by Rev. J. E. Summers. Interment was in the Old Underwood Family Cemetery.
Mrs. Aldridge had been in feeble health for a number of years but had been confined to her bed for only a week. Death resulted Monday at noon from pneumonia.
She had been a resident of Macon County all her life. Before her marriage to Mr. T. J. Aldridge, she was Miss Martha E. Underwood. Mr. Aldridge preceded her to the grave just one month ago.
Besides a number of grandchildren, she is survived by five children. They are: R. C. Aldridge of Sasser, Ga., Mrs. J. W. Hogg, Mrs. E. F. Perry, Calvin B. and Dan B. Aldridge, all of Oglethorpe, Ga.
[Note: Martha Underwood Aldridge [No dates} is buried in the Old Underwood Family Cemetery across from Underwood's Mill House on John B. Gordon Road, beside Thomas J. Aldridge [No dates]


Abstracted from the Houston Home Journal - Perry, Ga. by Addie P. Howell.


MRS. A. J. ALEXANDER DIED AT THE HOME OF HER FATHER NEAR MYRTLE


Mrs. A. J. Alexander died at the home of her father near Myrtle, Ga. on November 14, 1908. Burial was in Marshallville, Georgia. She was born in Mitchell County, Ga. on February 21, 1866. She was 43 years old and was the daughter of Mr. J. W. Lowe.
[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in the Marshallville Cemetery for either Mrs. A. J. Alexander or her father.
She was born February 21, 1866 & Died November 14, 1908 and her father is reportedly also buried there.

Submitted by Davine Cambpell


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 9, 1958

MRS. MARY LYNN ALEXANDER

Mrs. Lynn Alexander Passes After Long Illness: Rites Tuesday.
Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lynn Alexander were conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Smith-Harris Funeral Home. The Rev. C. G. Ward officiated, assisted by Rev. L. E. Williams with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Pallbearers included, Clarence Holmes, Winston Holmes, Leonard Gibson, James Taylor, Marvin Edwards and Perry Johnson.
Mrs. Alexander died early Monday in a local hospital after a long illness. She was born in Dooly County but had moved to Montezuma about 25 years ago. She was a member of the Dooling Baptist Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Sankie Sears and Mrs. James Daniel Jones, both of Montezuma and three grandchildren, Mrs. George Koryta of Cleveland, Ohio; Sp.3-C Jimmie Jones with the U.S.Army in Korea and Johnny Jones of Montezuma.

[Note: Lynn S. Alexander - Born February 6, 1879 - Died January 6, 1958 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her daughter, Sankie A. Ellis [June 30-1910 - March 31, 1966] & Ann Alexander Jones [1909 - 1982] See Obit]


The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian
Merged Oct. 1, 1931 November 2, 1933

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MR. W. L. ALEXANDER

Montezuma, Ga. - Nov. 2 - Funeral services were conducted from the M.E.Church at 10 o'clock Thursday morning for W. L. Alexander, well known citizen of Montezuma, whose death occurred Tuesday night after a lingering illness.
Mr. Alexander was born at Subligma, Ga. 72 years ago and for many years was a teacher in the schools of Chatooga and Walker Counties. In later years he was engaged in the mercantile business and farming in Walker County. He came to Macon County in 1919 and since that time has made his home in Montezuma. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
He was twice married. His first wife was Miss Allie Agnew of Lafayette, Ga. and two children surviving from this marriage are Emory Alexander of Athens and Mrs. R. R. Barfield of Birmingham, Ala. His second wife who survives him was formerly Miss Dade Partee of Rome. Children from this marriage are Mrs. W. O. Mishoff of Milwaukee, Wis.; Bryan Alexander of Atlanta; Gordon of Washington; Watson, Dorsey, Carolyn and Raymond of Montezuma; two grandchildren, Sara and Barbara Barfield.
The pallbearers were W. P. Hall, R. E. Fokes, B. F. Neal, Charles Mathis, Ed King and Jack Smith. The services were conducted by Dr. J. A. Thomas, pastor of the Methodist Church.
[Note: W. L. Alexander [No dates] is buried in Felton's Cemetery in Montezuma, Ga. beside Charity Dade Partell, wife of W. L. Alexander [1884-1954] with a notation: The
Alexanders were moved by Watson Matthews to Arlington Cemetery in Atlanta, Georgia about 1993 per Mr. Walter Matthews.] The Macon County Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.
September 12, 1935 - [Papers merged Oct. 1931]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. July 11, 1963

 ARNOLD E. “Tuck” ALLEN

 Funeral services for Arnold E. “Ruck” Allen, of Thomaston, were held in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home Sunday, July 7, 1963. The Rev. Lloyd Seiler officiated and burial was in FELTON CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers were Jack Rogers, Harvey Mathis, T. O. Webb, Glenn Smith, Bill Scovill, and Robert Mathis.

 Mr. Allen, 67, who died in the VA Hospital at Dublin after a lengthy illness, was born and reared in Oglethorpe and was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church. And a veteran of World War I. He was employed with Hall Motor Company in Thomaston, as a salesman until the time of his illness.

 Survivors include two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Algie Abbott and Mrs. Douglas Griggers, both of Montezuma; two brothers-in-law, J. L. Hill and C. W. Hill, both of Montezuma; and a number of cousins.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Arnold E. Allen – Ga. Pfc. Med. Dept. WW I – Born February 13, 1896 – Died July 4, 1963 is buried in Felton Cemetery]

[Note: At the time “Cemeteries of Macon County” was published in 1993 , there were 2 UNMARKED CHILDRENS GRAVES & 5 UNMARKED ADULT GRAVES in the lot where Arnold E. Allen is buried. Since that time 6 new markers have been placed there, one of them being: Gladys Mae Hill Allen, wife of Arnold E. Allen. She was born about 1904 as she was 31 years old at her death in Sept. 1935] Se her obit.


FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. A. E. ALLEN


Montezuma, Ga. Sept. 12 - Funeral services were conducted from the Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe Monday afternoon for Mrs. A. E. Allen, formerly Miss Gladys Hill of Montezuma, whose death occurred at a local hospital Saturday. She had been ill only a week.
Mrs. Allen was 31 years old and a member of the Lutheran Church. The services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. Haigler and Rev. B. E. Donehoo, pastor of the Montezuma Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, A. E. Allen; her parents, Mr. & Mrs. M. H. Hill of Montezuma; brothers, L. J. Hill, Clovis Hill and Charlie Willis Hill all of Montezuma; sisters Misses Hazel Hill, Algie Hill and Dorothy Hill, all of Montezuma.
The interment was in Felton's Cemetery in Montezuma.
The pallbearers were: Brown Hicks, Dan Kleckley, Ben DeLoach, C. T. Harden, J. E. Ansley, Sr. and Dan Witt.
[Note: There is NOT a marked grave in Felton Cemetery for Gladys Hill Allen BUT next to Arnold E. Allen, there are five adult unmarked graves][Arnold E. Allen Ga. PFC Med. Dept. WW 1 - Born 2-13-1896 Died July 4, 1963]


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian May 12,1938

ALLEN SENTENCED TO DIE IN CHAIR FOR MURDER OF MOTHER.

After deliberating since five o'clock Wednesday afternoon, a jury of ten men brought in a verdict of guilty of murder at 11 o'clock this morning in the case of the State vs. Arnold Allen. Allen was convicted of the murder of his mother, Mrs. Catherine Allen, whose death occurred at the Macon County Clinic on March 30, as the result of injuries inflicted by Allen at her home in Oglethorpe on March 22. The State was represented by E. L. Forrester, solicitor-general and Jared Bull, and Mr. Allen was represented by Jule Felton. It is understood that a motion for a new trial has been filed.
Mrs. Allen, a life-long citizen of Oglethorpe and sister of the late D. P. Coogle, was seventy eight years old at the time of her death. Arnold Allen was her only son.

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Mch.31,1938
ARNOLD E. ALLEN 37, CHARGED WITH MURDER OF MOTHER -
Charged with the murder of his mother, Arnold E. (Tuck) Allen, 37, of Oglethorpe is being held for safe keeping in the Bibb County jail in Macon for local authorities.
The man's aged widowed mother, Mrs. Catherine Allen was brutally _____ at her home in Oglethorpe on Tuesday afternoon. She died in a local hospital last night form her injuries.
More - not copied.

MRS. CATHERINE ALLEN BURIED THURSDAY.
Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine Allen, 77, member of a prominent Oglethorpe family who died in a Montezuma hospital Wednesday night, was held this afternoon at St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe. The services were conducted by her pastor, the Rev. D. L. Heglar, assisted by the Rev. W. W. Whaley.
Mrs. Allen was born February 7, 1861, the daughter of the late Tom Coogle and Harriet Kleckley Coogle, pioneer citizens of Macon County, and had been a life-long resident of Macon County. Her parents were pioneer settlers of this section. She had been a member of the Lutheran Church for many years.
Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Nan Shealy of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Fannie Wise of Plains. She was a sister of the late D. P. Coogle and J. J. Coogle.
Interment was in the Oglethorpe Cemetery with the Montezuma Funeral Home in charge.
[Note: Catharine C. Allen 1861-1938 is buried in the Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her sister, Nancy Coogle Shealy [1863-1948] [Catherine H. Coogle married R. N. Allen 12-1-1891 in Macon Co., Marriage Book C]

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 Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 18, 1973

ERNEST M. ALLEN

Ernest M. Allen, 60, of Route 2, Ellaville died Saturday at the Americus-Sumter County Hospital. Services will be held Sunday at 3 PM in the COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH in Macon County. Burial will be in the CHURCH CEMETERY.
Mr. Allen was a native of Schley County and had lived in Macon County for the past several years. He was a retired employee of the Plant Material Center in Americus and a member of the Corinth Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Edwards Allen of Ellaville, one brother, Cecil A. Allen of Portland, Ore.; one sister, Mrs. L. H. McClendon of Americus.

[Note: Ernest M. Allen - Born September 22, 1912 - Died Januaryh 13, 1973 is buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery beside his wife, Elizabeth E. Allen [May 17, 1912 - Oct. 27, 1985]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 28, 1987
  
    MRS. FREDA DE VAUGHN ALLEN
  
    Mrs. Freda DeVaughn Allen passed on Thursday, October 22, 1987 in a
    Retirement Home in Winter Haven, Florida.
    Mrs. Allen was born in Montezuma but had resided in Miami, Florida
    for many years and just recently moved to Winter Haven.
    She was the daughter of Lollie Henry and Otis DeVaugh.
  
    [Note: In the 1920 Macon County, Georgia Census I find: HH 75 -
    770th Dist. [Montezuma]
    DE VAUGHN, O. B. 38 m/w m'd O/F ggg Prob. Felton Cem. Unmarked
    Lollie [Henry] wife 31 f/w m'd ggg [d. Jan. 1933 per obit -Felton
    Cem. Per Obit Unmarked Otis Henry son 12 m/w s Ala/gg
    William M. son 11 m/w s ggg Alfreda dau. 8 f/w s ggg

 

 Name: Alfreda Devaughn Allen
  Death Date: 23 Oct 1987
  County of Death: Polk
  State of Death: Florida
  Age at Death: 76
  Race: White
  Gender: Unknown
  Birth Date: 9 Jun 1911


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  March 17, 1966

GEORGE   THOMAS   [Tommy]   ALLEN

TOMMY ALLEN, 19, FORMER RESIDENT, DIES IN ACCIDENT   
  George Thomas [Tommy] Allen, 19 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Hubert Allen of Buena Vista, former residents of Macon County, was killed instantly in an automobile accident at 6:45 am Monday on the Clayton-Louisville Highway near Louisville, Alabama.
  The youth was enroute to his work at Andalusia, Ala., when the accident occurred and was traveling alone.  Investigators said he apparently lost control of his automobile.
  Born and reared in Macon County, Mr. Allen moved with his parents to Marion County three years ago.  He was a 1965 graduate of Marion County High School.
  Funeral services were held at 2 pm Tuesday from Cedar Valley Baptist Church, near Montezuma, where he was a member.  Dr. A. C. Martin, pastor, and the Rev. W. M. Moore, Jr. pastor of the Buena Vista Baptist Church, officiated and burial was in the CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
  Pallbearers were Charles and James Allen, Jimmy Belcher, Gene Longino, Stanley Goodrow and Richard Satterfield.
  Survivors, other than his parents, are two brothers, Charles and James Allen, both of Fort Valley; a sister, Mrs. Larry Longino of Americus; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Raper of Montezuma; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Allen of Pittsburg, Calif.; two nephews and two nieces.

[Note:  George T. Allen  -  Born April 3, 1946  -  Died  March 7, 1966 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery ]
 


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Jan. 20, 1922

GEORGE W. ALLEN DIES AT HOME

G. W. Allen, who has been sick for the past month, died at his home here Wednesday night and was buried at Mt. Zion Cemetery, near Oglethorpe, Thursday afternoon. Truly, we can say a good man is at rest, gone to his Saviour, and to the reward that awaits all Christians. He was 70 years old and leaves a wife and five children. The children are Mrs. Lizzie Bedenbaugh and Miss Kate Allen of this place; Mrs. Joe Coogle of Oglethorpe; Mrs. Duvall Parker of Leslie, John Allen of Concord; also several grandchldren and a host of other relatives.
Rev. E. T. Moore of Andersonville conducted the service.
[Note: George W. Allen - Born April 7, 1852 - Died January 11, 1922 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside his wife, Mary E. Allen [1854-1938]
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 30, 1950

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MISS KATE ALLEN HELD NOVEMBER 24

Funeral services were held Friday morning, November 24, at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church for Miss Nellie Kathryn [Kate] Allen, 71, of Oglethorpe. Rev. Carl Ayers officiated with burial in the church cemetery.
"Miss Kate", as she was familiarly known, passed away at a Montezuma hospital Wednesday . Born in Marion County, the daughter of the late George W. and Mary Green Allen, she had been a resident of Oglethorpe since 1895.
Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Coogle and Mrs.Nancy Parker of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Mamie Bedenbaugh of Albany; and one brother, John F. Allen of Sumter County.
Pallbearers - not copied.
Arrangements were by Smith Tindol Funeral Services.
[Note: Nellie Katherine Allen - Born October 20, 1878 - Died November 22, 1950 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery.]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Georgia May 17, 1945

LOUIS C. ALLEN

Funeral Services Held May 10, For Louis C. Allen, 12.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, May 10, for Louis C. Allen, 12 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Allen of Montezuma, who died at his home early Wednesday morning after an illness of several months.

This young boy was born in Barnesville in June 1932 and has one brother, Edsol Lanier Wilson, who is with the U. S. Navy in the Pacific.

Services were conducted from the Montezuma Funeral Home, the Rev. Charles A. Jackson, Jr. officiating, and interment was in FELTON'S CEMETERY.

Pallbearers were James Jones, W. C. Jones, Willie Payne, Jr., Gene Bailey, Jimmy Spradley and Carl Savage Peaster.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Felton's Cemetery for Louis C. Allen]


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Nov. 24,1938

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. MARY ALLEN, 84.

Funeral services were held at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church Tuesday afternoon for Mrs. Mary Green Allen, 84, beloved Macon County woman, whose death from pneumonia occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. D. B. Bedenbaugh. Mrs. Allen had been an invalid for several years, but was in her usual health until pneumonia developed after she became ill Thursday.
Born in Marion County, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John F. Greene, who were pioneer settlers in Macon County. Mrs. Allen was the widow of the late George W. Allen who died in 1922. She was member of Bethel Baptist Church in Sumter County and had led a remarkably active life, having been alert and interested in the happenings of the outside world, even since her health failed.
The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Carter of Ellaville, a friend of long standing and the interment was in Mt. Zion Cemetery.
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Bedenbaugh and Mrs. D. R. Parker of Andersonville and Mrs. J. J. Coogle and Miss Kate Allen of Oglethorpe; a son, John F. Allen of Americus; twenty-two grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Her two sisters-in-laws are Mrs. George Green of Fountainville and Mrs. Riley Greene of Sumter County and she had numerous nieces and nephews.
The pallbearers were her grandsons, Albert, Henry, Oscar, Wilbur and Howard Bedenbaugh, T. L., R. A., and Luther Coogle and Herbert Allen.
[Note: Mary E. Allen - Born 1854 - Died 1938 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside her husband, George W. Allen [1852 - 1922]


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

MRS. PRESTON [Eloise Murillo] ALLEN

Mrs. Eloise Murillo Allen, 62, of Marietta, Georgia, died Saturday, May 30, 1987, in Cobb General Hospital, Austell, Georgia. Graveside services were held at 2 PM Wednesday, June 3, in CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. The Rev. Delmer Lester officiated.
Mrs. Allen, the daughter of Antonio Murillo and Lupe Mijares, was born September 14, 1924 in Pittsburg, California. She had resided in Marietta for the past eight years. She was a member of Friendship Baptist Church in Austell.
Susvivors are her husband, Preston Allen of Marietta, two daughters, Miss Geraldine Allen and Miss Michelle Allen, both of Smyrna; four sons, David Allen of Tampa, Fla, Preston A. Allen of Vallejo, Calif., Ronnie W. Allen of Aztec, New Mexico, Wayne Allen of Palm Springs, Calif., Mrs. Allen also has a deceased son, Bruce Allen. Other survivors are two brothers, Tony Murillo of Brentwood, Calif, Robert Renteria, Jr. of Pittsburg, Calif. two sisters, Mrs. Opie Rosalez of Antioch, Calif., Mrs. Rachel McCown of Brentwood, Calif.; fifteen grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Eloise Murillo Allen - Born September 14, 1924 - Died May 30, 1987 is buried in Cedar Valley Baptist Church Cemetery beside her husband, Preston Allen [April 21, 1926 - Jan. 21, 2004]


The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. April 23, 1909

R. N. ALLEN BURIED HERE -

The remains of Robert N. Allen, a former Macon County man, were brought to Oglethorpe Monday from near Quincy, Fla. where his death occurred Sunday after a two weeks spell of typhoid fever.
Accompanying the remains were Mr. D. P. Coogle and Mrs. R. L. _____ of Oglethorpe who were called to the sick man's bedside Saturday, he being their brother in law. Mr. John J. Coogle of Plains [?] being another brother in law and Arnold Allen, the little son of the deceased. The Mother had____________she had been sick for several weeks.
The funeral services were held at Mount Zion Lutheran Cemetery near Oglethorpe. Rev. J. S. Elmore, Pastor of Mount Zion Church conducted the ceremonies quite impressively.
Mr. Allen had many friends in Macon County as well as in his Florida home, who regret his death. He resided near Oglethorpe several years ago and married Miss Cattie Coogle. He was a devoted husband and father and a good citizen, esteemed by all.
[Note: Robert Allen - Died 1909 - is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran cemetery near the Coogle Family.


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Jan.13,1938

SARA KATE ALLEN DIES MONDAY AT AGE OF 13

Funeral services for Sara Kate Allen, age 13, who died at the home of her parents Monday afternoon after an illness of several years, were held at the Cedar Valley Church on Monday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The Rev. F. B. Hooks conducted the services.
Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Allen; two sisters, Mrs. Clyde Satterfield of Montezuma and Mrs. Cecil Graham of Marietta, two brothers, Hubert Allen and Preston Allen of Montezuma;
[Note: Sarah Kate Allen - Born February 13, 1925 - Died January 10, 1938 is buried in Cedar Valley Baptist Cemetery beside her parents, Parlee King Allen [1892-1979] & William M. Allen [1887-1976]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   August 25, 1976

 WILLIAM   MARCUS   ALLEN

 William Marcus Allen, 89, of Pittsburg , California died August 18, 1976 in a convalescent home in Pittsburg .  He was born in Union County , Ga. , a retired farmer and a member of the Cedar Valley Baptist Church .  He had been living in California for the last 21 years.

 Funeral services were held Friday, August 20, 1976 at Cedar Valley Baptist Church with Rev. Kenneth Jordan officiating.  Interment was in CEDAR VALLEY CHURCH CEMETERY .  

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Parlee King Allen of Pittsburg ; 2 sons, Preston Allen of Pittsburg and Hubert Allen of Oglethorpe; 2 daughters, Mrs. Pearlene Graham of Marietta and Mrs. Florene Espy of Americus ; 1 sister, Mrs. Pearl Hemphill of Morganton; 19 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

 [Note: William M. Allen  - Born May 5, 1887 – Died August 17, 1976 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside Parlee King Allen [ March 15, 1892 – January 29, 1979 ]


Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 27, 1951

C. A. ALLISON, FORMER OGLETHORPE CITIZEN, BURIED TUESDAY.

Final rites for Charles Aaron Allison, former resident of Oglethorpe, were conducted from the Oglethorpe Baptist Church, Tuesday afternoon, December 25, at 2 o'clock. The Rev. William H. Ansley of Byromville officiated, assisted by the Rev. Mr. Smith of Marietta and burial was in the cemetery there.
Mr. Allison passed away on December 23 in an out-of-town hospital after an illness of several years. He was 77 years of age.
Born in Marion County, Ga., the son of the late William P and Eugenia Goodroe Allison, the deceased made his home in Oglethorpe for many years and was a member of the Baptist Church. His wife was the late Ellen Ansley Allison.
Survivors include four daughters, Miss LaVerne Allison and Ms. E. P. Stevens of Buena Vista, Mrs. T. H. Turner of Marietta and Mrs. L. B. Proctor of Woodbine; four grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Ora Blythe of Columbus.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
[Note: Charles Aaron Allison - Born March 24, 1875 - Died December 23, 1951 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Ellen Ansley Allison [1878- 1939]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 16, 1987

MISS VERNA ELIZABETH ALLISON

Graveside services were held at 2 PM Monday, September 14, 1987 in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY for Miss Verna Elizabeth Allison. The Revs. Richard Cook, William Ansley and Huie Holloway officiated.
A native of Macon County, Miss Allison was born November 23, 1902, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Allison. She was a graduate of Cox College in Atlanta, a retired school treacher, a member of Delta Kappa Camma Sorority and a member of the First Baptist Church in Buena Vista, Georgia.
Survivors are two sisters, Mrs. Virginia Proctor of Woodbine, Georgia and Mrs. Katherine Turner of Smyrna, Georgia; several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers - Not Copied. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: LaVerna Elizabeth Allison - Born November 23, 1902 - Died September 12, 1987 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery in the fenced Allison Lot.


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Mch.20, 1941

FUNERAL SERVICES TUESDAY FOR LIEUT. HUGH R. ALLISON

Funeral services were conducted at the Montezuma Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock for Lieut. Hugh R. Allison, 29, who was drowned in Lake Murray, near Camp Jackson at Columbia, S.C. on February 22, The body was found Saturday near the spot where the boat in which Lieut. and Mrs. Alison were riding was found, overturned. The body of Mrs. Alison, formerly Miss Dorothy Walsh, of Montezuma, has not yet been recovered.
Lieut. Allison was the son of the late Mr. and Mr. B. L. Allison of Mentor, Ala. He was reared in Alabama
More about his childhood - not copied.
A military service was conducted at Fort Jackson by Captain E. L. Nixon Monday afternoon, following which the body was sent here by train, accompanied by Lieut. J. D. Williams. The flag draped casket, surrounded by many floral offerings, awaited the arrival of relatives from Alabama.
Survivors include his step-mother Mrs. B. L. Alison; three half-brothers, B. L. Alison, Jr., Sam and Winfield Alison of Mentor, Ala. a half sister, Miss Frances Allison of Washington, D.C. an uncle and aunt, Dr. and Mrs. S. B. Alison of Mentor, and a cousin, Dr. James Alison of Selma, Ala., all of whom attended the funeral.
Lieut. Allison was a member of the Episcopal Church and the Episcopal service was read by the Rev. B. A. Pafford and the Rev. Robert Kerr of Montezuma. The interment was in Felton's Cemetery.
Out of town attendants - not copied.
[Note: Hugh Reynolds Alison - 1913 - 1941 is buried in Feltons Cemetery beside Dorothy Walsh Alison [1914-1941]


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian April 19,1941

FUNERAL SERVICES CONDUCTED SUNDAY FOR MRS. HUGH ALISON -

Funeral services were conducted at the Montezuma Funeral Home Sunday afternoon, April 6, for Mrs. Hugh Alison of Columbia, S.C. whose tragic death from drowning occurred at Lake Murray, near that city, six weeks ago. The body was laid to rest in Felton's Cemetery by the side of her husband, Lieut. Alison, who was drowned at the same time and whose body was found three weeks ago.
Grand daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. McElmurray of Montezuma, Mrs. Alison had spent much of her childhood and young ladyhood here and a host of friends grieve with her devoted family.
Surviving are her grandparents; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Walsh; a sister, Mrs. J. P. Lynch of Washington, D.C. and uncles, Roy McElmurray and Dr. Clifford Vinson of Tampa, Fla.
The services were conducted by the Rev. B. A. Pafford, assisted by the Rev. Robert Kerr.
Pallbearers and out-of-town visitors - not copied.
[Note: Dorothy Walsh Alison - Born 1914 - Died 1941 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, Lieut. Hugh Reynolds Alison [1912- 1941]


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Nov. 12, 1915

CHARLIE WILL ALLISON

On Tuesday morning, Nov. 4th there was another deep gloom cast over Oglethorpe, when from Atlanta was flashed forth the message telling of the death of Charlie Will Allison, eldest child and only son of Mr. & Mrs. C. A. Allison. Charlie Will had been sick for some time and on Tuesday morning he was taken to Atlanta for an operation for appendicitis. With him went the hopes and prayers of his loved ones and friends. But he was returned to us two days afterwards - dead.
Lengthy obituary - not copied.
Buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery Born May 23, 1898 Died Nov. 4, 1915.

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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   September 15, 1960


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

 MRS. GATY ALEX [Ada Bessie Shirah] ALLMON

 Funeral services for Mrs. G. A. Allmon, 78, of Warner Robins, who died Thursday, December 19, in Houston Hospital after a long illness, were held Friday in PROSPERITY PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH in Taylor County, with burial in the CHURCH CEMETERY. Elder J. W. Hartley and the Rev. Edwin L. Cliburn officiated.

 Mrs. Allmon was born in Macon County and had lived in Warner Robins for the past eight years, moving there from Butler.

 She was a member of the Prosperity Primitive Baptist Church. She was the daughter of the late David Lawson Shirah and the late Mrs. Bell Salter Shirer.

 Survivors include four sons, M. G. Allmon of Butler, T. I. Allmon of Hapeville, C. M. Allmon of Daytona Beach, Fla., and L. A. Allmon of Warner Robins, four daughters, Mrs. Bess Williams and Mrs. M. E. Keller, both of Warner Robins, Mrs. June Roberts of Thomaston and Miss Anne Hill [?] of Atlanta; one brother, Walter L. Shirah of Monroeville, Ala.; one sister, Mrs. Albert Hill of Oglethorpe; 15 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

 [Note: Alex Allman married Bessie Shirah on Nov. 12, 1904 in Taylor Co., Ga.]

 [Note: Ada Bessie Allman – Born October 12, 1885 – Died December 18, 1963 is buried in Prosperity Cemetery [Taylor Co., Ga.] 2 mi. S. State Hwy 127 beside her husband, Gaty Alex Allman [Sept. 24, 1879 – July 17, 1962]

 


Leader-Tribune - Ft. Valley, Ga. April 15, 1992

MRS. KATHLEEN VINING HOLCOMB ALMAROAD, 82, DIED APRIL 11, 1992

Mrs. Kathleen Vining Holcomb Almaroad of Fort Valley, Ga. died on April 11, 1992 at the age of 82.
She is survived by two daughters, Coretta H. Keys of Dayton, Ohio and Kathy H. Chapman of Fort Valley, one sister, Jessie Vining Poole Hardy of Marshallville and 3 grandchildren.
Graveside services were held April 14, 1992 at Oaklawn Cemetery with Rev. Kenny Thompson officiating.
Rooks Funeral Home was in charge of services.
[Note: Kathleen V. Holcomb - Born January 22, 1910 - Died April 11, 1992 is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery in Ft. Valley, Ga. beside her 1st husband and father of her children, Clarence I. Holcomb [ 1899=1967]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.-September 21, 1950

ASA C. AMERSON, VETERAN, BURIED AT ANDERSONVILLE TODAY

Services were held in the chapel of Smith Tindol Funeral Home today [Thursday] for Asa Clyde Amerson, 37, of Oglethorpe, who died in the Veterans Hospital in Dublin on Monday. Rev. L. R. Lancaster officiated with burial in the Andersonville National Cemetery.
Mr. Amerson, a World War II Veteran, was born in 1913 at Reynolds as the son of Edward Jackson and Early C. Posey Amerson.
Survivors other than his mother and father are: three sisters, Mrs. David Matthews of Leesburg, Fla., Mrs. Tally Taunton of Reynolds and Mrs. Leland Hill of Lilly; one brother, W. J. Amerson of Charleston, S. C. and a half brother, A. B. Harris of Maryland.


EDWARD J.  AMERSON

 Funeral services for Edward J. Amerson, 80, who died Friday night at the Macon County Clinic after a lengthy illness, were held Monday at the Oglethorpe Methodist Church .

 The Rev. H. H. Sheppard and the Rev. F. M. York officiated.  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY .  

Pallbearers were Johnny Williams, J. W. Hammock, Julian Webb, James Bentley, Chesley Gilmore and Aubrey Harris.

 Survivors include his wife, the former Earlie Posey; three daughters,  Mrs. David Mathews of Leesburg , Fla. , Mrs. T. W. Taunton of Reynolds and Mrs. Leland Hill of Lilly; a son, W. H. Amerson of Charleston, S.C.; two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Breason and Mrs. Alfred Garrett, both of Macon; a brother, Frank Amerson of Macon and seven grandchildren.

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

  [Note:  Edward J. Amerson – Born 1879 – Died 1960 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Earlie P. Amerson [Born 1886 – Died 1979]


Macon Telegraph - Macon, Ga. February 27, 1984

WALTON ANDERSON DIES IN MACON HOSPITAL

Marshallville - Monday, February 27, 1984 - Walton Anderson died Sunday in a Macon hospital after an extended illness. Services will be held at 3 pm. today in First Baptist Church in Marshallville. Burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery in Fort Valley, Ga. the Rev. Danny Barton and the Rev. Cecil Becham will officiate.
Mr. Anderson, a native of Fort Valley, had lived in Marshallville most of his life. He was retired from Blue Bird Body Co after 32 years of service. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Marshallville.
Survivors include his wife, Alphrine Wesley Anderson of Marshallville; a daughter, Jacquelyn A. Wortham of Valdosta; a son, James Walton Anderson of Centerville, Tenn.; a sister, Evelyn A. Singletary of Pelham; an aunt, Jessie Pitts of Byron; and seven grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made to the memorial fund at First Baptist Church in Marshallville.
Rooks Funeral Home of Fort Valley has charge of arrangements.
[Note: Walton Anderson - Born August 26, 1912 - Died February 26, 1984 is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery in Fort Valley, Ga. beside his wife, Alphrine Wesley Anderson [1911-1992]


Macon Telegraph - Macon, Ga. September 18, 1992

ALPHRINE WESLEY ANDERSON, 80, DIES IN HOUSTON COUNTY HOSPITAL

Marshallville - Alphrine Wesley Anderson, 80, of Route 1 died Thursday in a Houston County Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Alabama, she was a homemaker. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Marshallville and was a Sunday School teacher at Oaks Nursing Homeas an extension of the Marshallville Baptist Church Sunday School.
Survivors: children, Jackie Wortham of Valdosta and Jim Anderson of Marshallville; sister, Beatrice Hornbuckle of Conyers; and seven grandchildren.
Services: 11 am Saturday in Oaklawn Cemetery, Fort Valley, Ga. The Rev. Kenny Thompson will officiate.
Visitation: 7 until 9 tonight in Rooks Funeral Home, Ft. Valley. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Marshallville Baptist Church.
[Note: Alphrine Wesley Anderson - Born November 17, 1911 - Died September 17, 1992 is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery in Ft. Valley, Ga. beside her husband, Walton Anderson [1912-1984]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 14, 1945

BASCOM ANDREWS

Bascom Andrews, 56, Killed Instantly In Auto Collision.

On Thursday morning, June 7, 1945, Mr. Bascom Andrews of Roberta, formerly a resident of this city, met death instantly when the car in which he was riding collided with another approximately five miles from Fort Valley. There were six other occupants of this car, but only two of these were injured, Miss Clarese Andrews and Lewis Andrews, son and daughter of the late Mr. Andrews, who was said to have been caught underneath the wrecked vehicle.

Born in Crawford County in 1889, the son of the late John A. Andrews and Mary S. Andrews, both natives of Crawford County, he made his home near Montezuma for twelve years, moving to Roberta last year. While here he was overseer on the farm of Ed M. McKenzie. He was 56 years of age.

Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Mary Lewis Andrews of Roberta; three sons, Joe Andrews, Lewis Andrews and James Andrews; two daughters, Mrs. Mabel Andrews Lanksford of Spartanburg, S.C. and Miss Clarise Andrews of Roberta; four brothers, J. W. Andrews of Roberta; J. M. Andrews of Musella; C. T. Andrews of Forsyth and L. R. Andrews of Montezuma and one sister, Mrs. Ed Ware of Evansville, Ind.

Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon from the Roberta Primitive Baptist Church, the Rev. Elda Hancock of Macon officiating, assisted by the Rev. George Riley Hunt of Perry, and interment was in the ROBERTA CEMETERY.


 Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. April 17, 1908

KILLED BY LIGHTNING -


In a thunder storm near Marshallville Tuesday after, Mr. Eugene Andrews and a negro, Mose Colbert were killed by lightning. During the storm, Mr. Andrews and several negroes who work for E. J. Martin & Co., took refuge in a peach packing house, killing Mr. Andrews and Mose Colbert instantly, stunning and bruising another negro.
Mr. Andrews left a wife and several children. He was a member of the Baptist Church at Marshallville and was well known in Oglethorpe as well as in his home town.
[Note: There is NOT a marked grave in Marshallville Cemetery for Mr. Eugene Andrews but I have been told by his Great Granddaughter, Kay Bush Poole, that he and his wife are both buried there but she has no further info on them.


Notices below include; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Andrews, Leroy Andrews and Mrs. Mary Ward death information.

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 Tuesday 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 otheers injured.
Elder G. A. Hill, Elder Robert Sanders and the Rev. Clarence G. Ward officiated. Interment for Leroy Andrews was in the Memorial Park [Bertha Dozier] Cemetery.
Leroy Allen Andrews, age 41, is survived by his wife, the former Montez Bramblett, who remains in critical condition in a Griffin hospital; two sons, Eugene Andrews and Wayne Andrews and three brothers.[not named]
Smith Tindol Funeral Home of Montezuma had charge of the arrangements.
[Note: Leroy Allen Andrews - Born April 3, 1911 - Died April 18, 1953 is buried in Bertha Dozier - Memorial Park Cemetery in Montezuma beside his wife, Montez Bramblett Andrews - Born April 22, 1914 - Died May 24, 1953]


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 Tuesday 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.
Joint funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 at the Montezuma Baptist Church when the business houses of Montezuma closed to pay their respects to this beloved family
Interment for Mr. and Mrs. Lee Andrews was at Red Hill Baptist Church Cemetery.
Lee Roy Andrews, age 66, is survived by three sons, Frank H. Andrews of Ft. Worth, Texas; Paul Andrews of Camilla and Elvia Andrews of Montezuma, three brothers, J. Wyle Andrews of Roberta; J. M. Andrews of Musella; and W. Carl Andrews of Forsyth.
[Note: Lee Roy Andrews - Born September 26, 1885 - Died April 18, 1953 is buried in Red Hill Cemetery beside his wife, Lula Clyde Gaultney Andrews Born August 8, 1891 - Died April 18, 1953]


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian May 28, 1953

FINAL RITES FOR MRS. LEROY ANDREWS HELD HERE TUESDAY.

Funeral services were held Tuesday morning at 11:00 o'clock for Mrs. Montez Bramblett Andrews, the ninth victim of a crash near Jackson on April 18. The crash, described by investigators as one of the greatest highway debacles in the history of the state, also claimed the lives of four other Montezumians; Mr. and Mrs. Lee Roy Andrews, LeRoy Andrews and Mrs. Mary Ward.
Mrs. Andrews who died Sunday at the University Hospital in Augusta was 39 years old. She is survived by two sons, Eugene 6, and Wayne, 5, who is a patient at the Scottish Rites Hospital in Atlanta ; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Bramblett of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Levie of Montezuma and Mrs. Evelyn B. Day of Titusville, Fla. six brothers, Ivell M. Bramblett Bainbridge; Hewlett Bramblett of Macon; Clyde Bramblett of Titusville, Fla., Vaughn Bramblett of Fort Valley and Guy and Everett Bramblett of Miami, Fla.
Services were held at the First Baptist Church in Montezuma with the Rev. Clarence G. Ward and the Rev. Otho Pirkle officiating. Interment was in the Memorial Park[Bertha Dozier] Cemetery.
Brothers of Mrs. Andrews served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers not copied.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home in Montezuma had charge of the arrangements.
[Note: Montez Bramblett Andrews - Born April 22, 1914 - Died May 24, 1953 is buried in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery beside her husband, Leroy Allen Andrews [1911 - April 18, 1953]


The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian
Merged Oct. 1, 1931 January 12, 1933

MRS. NORMAN W. ANDREWS PAID FINAL RITES

Former Oglethorpe Woman Dies in N. J. After Short Illness.

Oglethorpe, Ga. Jan. 12 - Funeral services for Mrs. Norman W. Andrews, 31, of Long Beach, N.J. who before her marriage was Miss Mary Webb, and whose death occurred in a hospital in that city early last Saturday morning, following a short illness, were held at Red Hill Cemetery at three o'clock yesterday afternoon, conducted by Rev. D. L. Heglar.
News of the sudden death of Mrs. Andrews reached Oglethorpe Saturday morning and immediately Mr. Julian Webb, and Mrs. W. E. Webb, Jr. left for that city, accompanied by Mr. D. C. Smith who accompanied the body back to her old home by train, while the relatives returned via motor car.
Mrs. Andrews was born and reared here and in addition to a large number of relatives, leaves a host of friends to mourn her death.
Several years ago she moved to Long Beach, N. J. and only three days before the news of passing reached relatives, it is understood, her mother received a cheerful letter from her to which she stated she was enjoying good health. Her death was caused by pneumonia.
Surviving in addition to the grief stricken parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Webb, Sr. is one son; Norman Andrews, Jr. age 8 and four brothers: Messrs T. O. Webb, J. L. Webb and Paul Webb of this city and Mr. Rowland Webb of Tampa, Fla., and several half brothers and sisters. The funeral services were largely attended.
[Note: Mary Webb Andrews, mother of Norman W. Andrews & Skip Born May 13, 1901 Died January 7, 1933 is buried in Red Hill Cemetery located 1/4 mile west of State Highway 49 on State Hwy. 26, on north side of the road.


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  May 6, 1943

 NELSON   ANDREWS

 Nelson Andrews Loses Life In Sawmill Accident

  A tragic accident cut short the life of Nelson Andrews,  member of a well-known Macon County family, last Friday at the Ethridge sawmill.  The switch was thrown on a circular saw which Andrews was sharpening and his injuries were such that all hopes of recovery had to be abandoned from the beginning, although every effort was made to prolong his life.  Injured a little after noon, he lingered until 7:30 that evening, sometimes even able to speak to relatives and friends.

  Andrews was born in Macon and was 41 years old. He had been a resident of this county for 12 years and was by occupation, a sawyer.  He was the son of the late J. E. Andrews and Alice Luqui Andrews, and was a member of the Baptist Church.

  Crowds attended the funeral services which were held at his home Sunday afternoon.  The annual all-day singing of the Salem Church, which was to have been held in his community, was called off at the last moment because of his death.  Officiating at the funeral were the Rev. Henry Brown of Macon and the Rev. George M. Ray of Montezuma.  Lawrence McKenzie of Montezuma sang during the services, accompanied by Mrs. F. M. Mullino.,

Interment was in the FELTON CEMETERY, Montezuma.

  Surviving his death are his young widow, the former Miss Dora Kate Merritt, a brother, J. E. Andrews of Marshallville and a sister, Mrs. J. F. Irby of Marshallville.

  Pallbearers were: Denson Mann, Sam Batton, Lewis Williams, I. L. Harris, Thomas Joiner and L. G. Thomas.

[Note: Nelson Andrews [12-2-1900 – 4-30-1945] is buried in Felton Cem.]


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. November 7, 1919


MRS. T. A. ANDREWS -


The town of Ideal and surrounding community were greatly schocked to hear of the death of Mrs. T. A. Andrews, who passed away Sunday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. M. Brooks, of near Ideal. She leaves a husband, one daughter, two sisters and one brother to mourn her death. She died of paralysis, being stricken about two years ago, but lingering on until her Master called her.

CARD OF THANKS - We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to our many friends who rendered their assistance to us during the recent illness an death of our dear wife, mother and sister. May God bless each of them.
T. A. Andrews, Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Brooks, Mrs. R. A. Royal, Mrs. J. H. Thompson.

[Note: Thomas A. Andrews married Ida Royal on 12-27-1893 in Macon Co., Ga. Marriage Book D


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  August 3, 1972

MRS.   JAMES   E.   [Martha  Stewart]   ANSLEY

  Mrs. Martha Stewart Ansley, age 60, passed away Wednesday, July 26, in Miami, Fla., after an extended illness.  Graveside services were held in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY at 3 o'clock PM Sunday, July 30, 1972 with the Rev. Carl Ayers officiating.
  Mrs. Ansley was a native of Macon County but had resided in Florida for a number of years.  She was a graduate nurse from Good Samaritan Hospital in Florida.
  Survivors are her husband, James E. Ansley of Miami, Florida; two sons, Lieut. Commdr. James H. Ansley, stationed in Japan; William S. Ansley of Miami; one sister, Marie Murray of Oglethorpe; three grandchildren.
  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note:  Martha A. Ansley   -  Born  July 9, 1912  -  Died  July 26, 1972  is buried in Oglehtorpe Cemetery beside her husband, James E. Ansley  [Jan. 2, 1906  -  Aug. 11, 1975] 

 


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga.  September 19, 1930

 
 
L. S. Apperson Claimed By Death.
 Montezuma, Ga. September 18, - Funeral services were conducted from the residence Sunday morning for L. S. Apperson, well-known citizen of Montezuma, whose death occurred Friday night after a lingering illness at his home hers.
  Mr. Apperson, who was 60 years old, came to Montezuma from Americus 20 years ago and was engaged in the mercantile business until his health failed. He was a member of the Methodist Church and took an active interest in the civic work of the community.
  He is survived by his wife who was before her marriage, Miss Georgia Lewis, member of an old family of this section, and a daughter by a former marriage of Mrs. J. W. Griffin of Nashville, Tenn.
  The Pallbearers - Not copied.
The services were conducted by Rev. H. C. Jones of Moantezuma and Rev. Robert Kerr of Unadilla.  Interment was at FELTON'S CEMETERY.
 
[Note: Laborn Speed Apperson [July 26, 1872 - September 12, 1930] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Georgia Alice Lewis Apperson, wife of L. S. Apperson [Jan. 25, 1878 - Oct. 11. 1965]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  October 13, 1955
 

Final Rites For Mrs. L. S. Apperson Held Wednesday.
Funeral services for Mrs. L. S. Apperson, prominent citizen of Montezuma, were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock in the First Methodist Church here.  The Revs. Louis Gholson, W. S. Johnson, Bramwell Kerr and C. G. Ward officiated and burial was in FELTON CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
A resident of Montezuma for 64 years, Mrs. Apperson died unexpectedly in a local hospital Tuesday.  She was a member of the First Methodist Church.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Griffin of Louisville, Ky.; and three sisters, Mrs. Mamie Lewis Kerr, Mrs. Janie Lewis Brooks and Miss Elizabeth Lewis, all of Montezuma; and a brother, Charles B. Lewis of Washington, D. C.
Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Georgia Alice Lewis Apperson, wife of L. S. Apperson [January 25, 1878 - October 11, 1955] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, Laborn Speed Apperson [July 26, 1872 - September 12, 1930] See his Obit.
[Note: OOOPS  -  OOOPS  The Death date on both husband and wife are incorrect in "Cemeteries of Macon County" . Please change your copy to read:  Georgia Alice Lewis Apperson from October 11, 1965 to October 11, 1955 & Laborn Speed Apperson from September 12, 1931 to September 12, 1930.  THANKS. added 1/10/2004

The Macon County Citizens - Oglethorpe, Ga. July 14, 1911

IN MEMORIAM -

In loving memory of our dear sweet sister, Mrs. Sophia Edwards Argo.
Her health had been bad for the past three years. The last six weeks of her life she suffered intensely, but with patience and fortitute. In the very early morning, the 7th last, without the least struggle, she passed away. She was a devoted child, a loving sister, a faithful wife and true friend.
Much more - not copied.
[Note: Sophia Edwards, wife of G. W. Argo - Born February 27, 1875 - Died July 7, 1911 is buried in Mt. Vernon Cemetery in Schley County, just beyond County Line Church on State Hwy. 240 near Bray's Mill Pond, in the Edwards Family Lot


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 17, 1969

ANGUS WILBUR ARNOLD

FUNERAL NOTICE -

Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 pm from the Montezuma Baptist Church for Angus Wilmur Arnold, who died Friday, July 11 at his residence. The Rev. Kenneth Bush and the Rev. C. G. Ward officiated and burial was in the Memorial Park Cemetery.
Mr. Arnold was a native of Ashland, Ala., and had lived in Montezuma for the past 56 years. He was a retired school teacher, farmer and clerk. He taught school in Clay Cou8nty, Ala. and Macon County, Ga.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ida Claude McKenzie Arnold of Montezuma; three daughters, Mrs. E. W. DeWitt of St. Simons, Ga., Mrs. J. F. Kelly of Atlanta and Mrs. Gene O. Cason of Blackshear, Ga.; two brothers, Wilborn Arnold of Ashland, Ala., Earl Arnold of Gadsden, Ala.,; a sister, Mrs. W. M. Jenkins of Ashland, Ala. 10 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers - not copied.
[Note: Angus Wilmer Arnold - Born March 19, 1888 - Died July 11, 1969 is buried in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery beside his wife, Ida Claude McKenzie Arnold [Dec. 7, 1895 - Aug. 18, 1986]
[Note: Angus' name has been spelled differently in at least three places. I am not sure of the correct spelling.]


EMMETT JEROME ARNOLD, SR.

Funeral Services Held Sunday For E. J. Arnold, Sr.

Funeral Services for Emmett Jerome Arnold, Sr., 89, who died Saturday at the residence of a son, were held Sunday, May 17, at 4 pm in the First Baptist Church of Montezuma.

The Rev. B. E. Donehoo and the Rev. C. C. Edmundson officiated with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - Not copied.

Mr. Arnold was a Mason and a retired contractor. He had resided in Montezuma for 23 years and was a member of the Montezuma Baptist Church.

He is survived by two sons, Ray Arnold of Montezuma and Emmett Jerome Arnold, Jr. of Americus; one sister, Mrs. G. W. Andrews of Macon; and five grandchildren, Mrs. Jimmy Riddle, Mrs. Linton DeVaughn, both of Montezuma, Mrs. Morris Stafford of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Charles McCoy of Atlanta and Emmett Jerome Arnold, III of Jonesboro; and 11 great-grandchildren.

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

[Note: Emmett J. Arnold [February 4, 1875 - May 16, 1964] is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside Myrtle H. Arnold [March 31, 1889 - February 10, 1957]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  February 14, 1957

MRS.   EMMETT   J.   [Myrtle  Haygood]   ARNOLD,  SR.

Mrs. E. J. Arnold, Sr. Passes After Long Illness;  Rites Monday.
  Funeral services for Mrs. E. J. Arnold, Sr., 68, who died in a local hospital Sunday, were conducted Monday in the Montezuma Baptist Church.  The Rev. Clarence G. Ward and the Rev. L. E. Williams officiated and burial followed in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
  Pallbearers - Not Copied.
  A resident of Montezuma for the past fifteen years, Mrs. Arnold formerly lived in Macon. She was a member of the local Baptist church and a faithful teacher of the Bethany Bible Class until ill health made it impossible for her to attend.
  Survivors include her husband, two sons, E. R. Arnold of Montezuma and E. J. Arnolds, Jr. of Americus; a sister, Mrs. Pearl Arnold Kvist of Orlando, Fla.; two brothers, A. C. Haygood and C. C. Haygood, both of Macon; grandchildren, Emmett Arnold, III of Atlanta; Mrs. Morris Stafford of Oglethorpe; Mrs. Jimmy Riddle, Joan Arnold, Betty Rae Arnold, all of Montezuma, and Ricky Arnold of Americus.

[Note: Myrtle H. Arnold  -  Born March 31, 1889  -  Died February 10, 1957 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Emmett J. Arnold [February 4, 1875 - 5-16-1964] See his Obit.

 


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian May 16, 1940

MRS. ARRINGTON'S RITES AT ELLAVILLE

Ellaville, Ga. May 13, Mrs. A. A. Arrington, 67, wife of a prominent retired Ellaville business man, was paid final tribute here Sunday. She died Saturday of pneumonia.
A native of Spalding in Macon County, she was the former Miss Bertha Burnam, a daughter of James Rufus Burnam and Georgia Ann Burnam, pioneer citizens of that section. After receiving her early education at Montezuma, she attended Shorter Collegre at Rome, where she specialized in music. Coming here in 1895 as public school music teacher, she was married February 12, 1896 to Mr. Arrington, already a successful young merchant and civic leader. She was active in community affairs, particularly activities of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband; five daughters, Mrs. C. C. Williamson, Miss Frances Arrington, Mrs. Julian Bonner, Mrs. John C. Walker, Jr., Mrs. Marvin F. Pixton, Jr., three sons, Millard J. Arrington, Dr. A. A. Arrington and Henry B. Arrington; five grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Sam Hurst and one brother, Joseph W. Burnam.

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 9, 1969

MRS. ELIZABETH FOKES ASBELL

FUNERAL NOTICE -

Mrs. Elizabeth Fokes Asbell, 70 of Palmetto, Florida died October 1st at Bradenton, Florida.
Mrs. Asbell was born in Montezuma, Georgia. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Palmetto, the Woman's Club and the Garden Club of Palmetto.
She is survived by two daughters; Mrs. Rebecca Cofer of Palmetto and Mrs. Ann Payne of Bradenton; one brother, J. C. Fokes of Ocala, Florida; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services and burial was held in Palmetto, Florida, Saturday, October 4th, with Edwards Funeral Home of Palmetto in charge.
[Note: "Lizzie" Fokes was a daughter of Frank and Annie C. Fokes, she appears in the 1900 census of Macon Co., Ga. as being 1 year old, her father, Frank Fokes was 30 born Ga. and was a Carriage Maker.]


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Feb. 21,1946


C. D. ATHON, 69, PASSES AT AMERICUS HOSPITAL THURSDAY

Funeral services were held on Friday afternon, February 15, for Cincy D. Athon, 69, of Lowe Community near Oglethorpe, who died at the Americus City Hospital Thursday morning after an illness of three weeks.
Mr. Athon, who was born in Putnam County, Georgia, had been a resident of Macon County for past 45 years. He was engaged in farming.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Estella Justice Athon; two sons, Orice M. Athon of Montezuma; and Eugene M. Athon of Ellaville; four daughters, Mrs. H. R. Ellis and Mrs. B. A. Snipes of Ellaville; Mrs. W. E. Lashley of Andersonville; and Mrs. H. E. Dennard of Americus; one brother, Ed Athon of Milledgeville, three sisters, Mrs. Kate Nelson and Miss Carrie Athon of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Mrs. Arthur Ferrell of Hardwick; several grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at Mr. Athon's home Friday afternoon at 3 o'clock with Rev. Tom Crawford of Cairo, officiating. Interment was in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
[Note: Cincy D. Athon - Born 1876 - Died 1946 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Estell J. Athon [1879 - 1956]


From Davine

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  February 16, 1956


Final Rites Held Tuesday For Mrs. C. D. Athon, 77.
Mrs. Estella Athon, 77, of Lowe Community, died Monday afternoon at an Americus hospital after an illness of one week.
  Funeral services were held Tuesday at Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church in Macon County, of which she was a member.  Elder J. W. Hartley of Cordele, officiated.  Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
  A native of Sumter County, Mrs. Athon was the widow of Cincy D. Athon, prominent Macon County farmer, who died ten years ago.[2-21-1946].
  Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Rufus Ellis of Schley County; Mrs. Bernard Snipes of Dublin; Mrs. Hillard Dennard of Americus and Mrs. Essau Lashley of Oglethorpe; one son, Martin Athon of Montezuma; one sister, Mrs. Irene [Justice] Athon; three half-sisters, Mrs. Minnie English of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Bryant Lee of Andersonville; Mrs. Gladys Athon of DeSota; two half-brothers, Allen Justice of Florida, and L. L. Justice of Schley County; 12 grandchildren, Marcene Ellis of Ellaville; Earl and Ben Snipes of Dublin; Lowell Athon of Cordele, Mrs. B. G. Bickley of Marshallville; Jean and Kenneth Athon of Americus; Louis, Kelmar, Wayne, Jeaneane Lashley of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Kenneth Card of Americus; four great-grandchildren.

[Note: Estella J. Athon [1879 - 1956] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Cincy D. Athon [1876 - 1946] See his Obit.

Macon County, Georgia Cemetery Book I find:
Cincy D. Athon 0- 1876 - 1946 Also see OBIT posted on Macon County Website on October 24, 1999. This obit says he was born in Putnam Co., Ga.
Nathaniel W. Athon b. 1874 - d. 1944 "Father"
Irene J. Athon b. 1876 d. 1970 "Mother"
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In Putnam Co., Ga. Marriage Records dated April 24, 1829:
Nathaniel Athon married Caroline Fox on April 24, 1928
In Putnam Co., Ga. Cemeteries -
Mrs. A. O. Athon b. 6-21-1847 d. 6-18-1905
Sarah E. Athon b.6-19-1833 d. 2-15-1908
A. W. Athon b. 8-1-1833 d. 1-26-1918
In the same lot:
Rebecca Louisa Singleton nee Griggs
b. 7-26-1833 d. 10-28-1907
David T. Singleton b. 11-11-1831 d. 5-18-1913
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In Georgia Census 1830 Index I find:
NATHANIEL ATHON Talbot Co. Ga. pg 326
00001-0101 - 1 slave Total 4
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I do not have 1840
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1850 Talbot Co., Ga. Census
ATHEN, Nathaniel 43 NC Blacksmith
Eliza 41 NC GA - Marked over ?
Frances E. dau. 16
Harriett M. dau. 14
Caroline dau. 10

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

NATHANIEL WALKER ATHON

Rites Friday For Nathaniel Walker Athon, 69.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, August 4, for Nathaniel Walker Athon, 69, who died at his residence near Ellaville August 3rd.

Mr. Athon was a farmer and had lived near Ellaville for 43 years and was a member of the Baptist Church. He was born in Putnam County, Georgia in 1874.

Survivors are his wife, Irene Justice Athon; one daughter, Mrs. E. G. Matthews of Oglethorpe; two sons, Ray Athon of Montezuma and Theron Athon of Oglethorpe; two brothers, C. D. Athon of Ellaville and Ed Athon of Milledgeville; four sisters, Mrs. Carrie Athon of Milledgeville, Mrs. Arthur Ferrell of Harwick, Ga. Mrs. L. D. Milton of Jacksonville, Fla. and Mrs. Walter Allen of Oglethorpe.

Services were conducted at the Red Hill Baptist Church by the Rev. Kelley of Edison, Ga., and interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: N. W. Athon [August 30, 1874 - August 3, 1944] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Irene J. Athon [1876 - 1970]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.   January 16, 1958

THERON   NATHANIEL   ATHON

Theron N. Athon, Oglethorpe Farmer, Buried Wednesday.
  Final rites for Theron Nathaniel Athon, 58 yerar old resident of Oglethorpe, were conducted Wednesday at the Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church.  Elder J. W. Hartley officiated, assisted by the Rev. F. M. York and Rev. C. G. Ward, and interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
  Pallbearers were David English, H. B. English, C. E. Grace, Rodolph McLendon, Dennis Riddle and Elton chapman.
  Honorary Escort consisted of James Smith, E. W. Johnson, Olin Smith, Tom Coogle, Joe Coogle, Jake Smith, Merlin Williams, Jim Morris and Moye DeLoach.
  Mr. Athon passed away Tuesday in a local hospital after a brief illness.  A farmer and native of Putnam County, Mr. Athon lived most of his life in Macon County.
  He is survived by his wife, the former Vera Jewel Dyess of Oglethorpe; five daughters, Miss Linda Athon of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Joe Andrews of Atlanta, Mrs. Henry Smith of Montezuma, Mrs. Bill Sowers of Dannville, Va. and Mrs. Scott Smith of Columbus; four sons, Larry Athon and Troy Athon of Oglethorpe, J. T. Athon of Demopolis, Ala and Clifton Athon of Perry; mother, Mrs. N. W. Athon of Montezuma; one sister, Mrs. Irby Matthews of Warner Robins; one brother Ray Athon of Montezuma; and 12 grandchildren.
  Smith-Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Theron N. Athon  -  Born October 6, 1899  -  Died January 14, 1958 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Vera Dyess Athon  [6-21-1900  -  December 16, 1988]

 


Newspaper Unknown - December 1988 From Guelda Hay's Obit Collection

MRS. THERON N. [Vera Dyess] ATHON

Oglethorpe - Vera Dyess Athon, 88, of Route 1 died Friday at her residence.
Services will be held at 3 pm Sunday in Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church in Oglethorpe. Burial will be in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS. Elder Kermit Nobles will officiate.
A native of Macon County, Mrs. Athon was a homemaker and a member of Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church.
Survivors include four sons, Clifton E. Athon of Perry, J. T. Athon of Augusta, Troy Athon of Conyers and Larry Athon of Lawrenceville; four daughters, Lillian Smith of Montezuma, Mrs. Dean Sowers of Danville, Va., Myrtice Smith of Conyers and Linda Heath of Woodland; a sister, Allene McCall of Ellaville; 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.

[Note: Vera Dyess Athon - Born June 21, 1900 - Died December 16, 1988 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Theron N. Athon [10-6-1899 - 1-14-1958] See his Obit.
[Note: Guelda sent me word during her final stay at the hospital, to come and get the box of obits of Macon County and Taylor County that she had been collecting for me to post on the Web, her contribution to geneology continues]


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

 HOWARD   RAY   ATHON,   SR.

 Funeral services for Howard Ray Athon, Sr. of Montezuma were held Friday, February 13, 1976 at the Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church with interment in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma.  Mr. Athon died Wednesday, February 11, at the Medical Center in Macon .

 He was a member of the Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church where he had served as deacon for several years.  He was a veteran of World War II and a retired agent with Independent Life Insurance Company.

 Surviving Mr. Athon are his wife, Mrs. Azelle Poss Athon of Montezuma; two sons, Howard  Ray Athon, Jr. of Riverdale and James William [Bill] Athon of Americus, three grandsons, Jim and David Athon of Riverdale and Jay Athon of Americus, one granddaughter, Jodi Athon of Americus.

 Funeral services for Mr. Athon were conducted by Elder J. W. Hartley, Rev. C. G. Ward and Rev. Ken Bush.

 Pallbearers were Marvin Edwards, Mike Culkpepper, Charles McDuffie, Harvey Johnson, Emory English, Cullen Battle and Fred Gordon.

 Arrangements were by Watson Mathews Funeral Home.

 [Note: Howard Ray Athon, Sr. – Pvt. U.S.Army -  WWII – Born April 3, 1914 – Died February 11, 1976 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery .]


Citizens & Georgian - May 21, 1964

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 5, 1968

ATHON-CHILDS-BICKLEY-SNIPES-ELLIS-DENNARD-LASHLEY-CAMPBELL

MARVIN ATHON -

OBITUARY Funeral services for Marvin Athon, 62, were held Thursday, November 28th 1968, at the First Baptist Church of Montezuma. The Rev. C. G. Ward officiated with burial in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemeteryt. Mr. Athon died suddenly Tuesday evening, November 26, at his home. He was a retired carpenter, lifelong resident of Macon County, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Montezuma. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruby Childs Athon; one son, William Lowell Athon of Marshallville; one daughter, Mrs. B. G. [Lullene Athon] Bickley of Marshallville; four sisters, Mrs. B. A. Snipes of Dublin, Mrs. H. R. Ellis of Ellaville, Mrs. H. E. Dennard of Americus, Mrs. W. E. Lashley of Oglethorpe; five grandchildren, Bill and Dan Athon, Brenda [Bickley]Campbell and Jimmy and Edith Bickley. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge . [Note: Marvin Athon - Born December 15, 1905 - Died November 26, 1968 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his son, Wm. Lowell Athon, Sr. [10-28-1932 - 10-19-1991] His wife, Ruby Childs Athon is now buried there. I do not have the dates.


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

NATHANIEL WALKER ATHON

Rites Friday For Nathaniel Walker Athon, 69.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, August 4, for Nathaniel Walker Athon, 69, who died at his residence near Ellaville August 3rd.

Mr. Athon was a farmer and had lived near Ellaville for 43 years and was a member of the Baptist Church. He was born in Putnam County, Georgia in 1874.

Survivors are his wife, Irene Justice Athon; one daughter, Mrs. E. G. Matthews of Oglethorpe; two sons, Ray Athon of Montezuma and Theron Athon of Oglethorpe; two brothers, C. D. Athon of Ellaville and Ed Athon of Milledgeville; four sisters, Mrs. Carrie Athon of Milledgeville, Mrs. Arthur Ferrell of Harwick, Ga. Mrs. L. D. Milton of Jacksonville, Fla. and Mrs. Walter Allen of Oglethorpe.

Services were conducted at the Red Hill Baptist Church by the Rev. Kelley of Edison, Ga., and interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: N. W. Athon [August 30, 1874 - August 3, 1944] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Irene J. Athon [1876 - 1970]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 16, 1958

THERON NATHANIEL ATHON

Theron N. Athon, Oglethorpe Farmer, Buried Wednesday.
Final rites for Theron Nathaniel Athon, 58 year old resident of Oglethorpe, were conducted Wednesday at the Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church. Elder J. W. Hartley officiated, assisted by the Rev. F. M. York and Rev. C. G. Ward, and interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were David English, H. B. English, C. E. Grace, Rodolph McLendon, Dennis Riddle and Elton chapman.
Honorary Escort consisted of James Smith, E. W. Johnson, Olin Smith, Tom Coogle, Joe Coogle, Jake Smith, Merlin Williams, Jim Morris and Moye DeLoach.
Mr. Athon passed away Tuesday in a local hospital after a brief illness. A farmer and native of Putnam County, Mr. Athon lived most of his life in Macon County.
He is survived by his wife, the former Vera Jewel Dyess of Oglethorpe; five daughters, Miss Linda Athon of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Joe Andrews of Atlanta, Mrs. Henry Smith of Montezuma, Mrs. Bill Sowers of Dannville, Va. and Mrs. Scott Smith of Columbus; four sons, Larry Athon and Troy Athon of Oglethorpe, J. T. Athon of Demopolis, Ala and Clifton Athon of Perry; mother, Mrs. N. W. Athon of Montezuma; one sister, Mrs. Irby Matthews of Warner Robins; one brother Ray Athon of Montezuma; and 12 grandchildren.
Smith-Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Theron N. Athon - Born October 6, 1899 - Died January 14, 1958 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Vera Dyess Athon  [6-21-1900  -  December 16, 1988]


ATHON - JACKSON - CHILDS - BICKLEY


WILLIAM LOWELL ATHON, SR., 58 Died at Cordele
William Lowell Athon, 58, of Cordele, died Saturday, October 19, 1991 in the Crisp Regional Hospital, after an extended illness. Funeral services were held Monday, October 21, 1991 in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma, Ga. with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma. Dr. Randy Gregg officiated. Mr. Athon was a native of Macon County, born October 28, 1932, the son of the late, Mr. Marvin Athon and Mrs. Ruby Childs Athon. He was the former owner of Quality Gas Services, Inc. and a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Harriett Jackson Athon of Cordele; two sons, William Lowell "Bill "Athon, Jr. and Daniel Marvin Athon, both of Cordele; mother, Mrs. Ruby Childs Athon of Montezuma; sister, Mrs. Marjorie Bickley of Montezuma. Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge. [Note: William Lowell Athon, Sr. - Born October 28, 1932 - Died October 19, 1991 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his father, Marvin Athon [12-15-1905 - 11-26-1968]


Dorothy Atwater

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. January 5, 1912

A SAD ACCIDENT -
A severe shock was given the people of this and surrounding counties last Thursday night when news was received that little Dorothy Atwater, the 2 1/2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. Atwater, of near here, had accidentally fell in a barrell of water and was dead when found.
The accidnet happened about 5 o'clock p.m. The child was playing in the yard and went up to a barrel which had been used for scalding hogs and in which only a little water was left, and in some way fell in. The little girl had had a severe illness the past summer and had just been restored to perfect health when her untimely death came.
The heart-felt sympathy of a large circle of friends goes out to the grief stricken parents in this awful bereavement.
[Note: Donice Pauline Atwater - Born August 4, 1909 - Died December 28, 1911 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside Ezekiel Robotus Atwater [Oct. 18, 1868 - May 17, 1938]


The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. May 3, 1912
From: :"The Week's Local News" -

DEATH OF A CHILD - Mr. and Mrs. Arthur M. Cloud have the sympathies of the community in the death of their infant daughter, Lillian Dorothy Cloud, which occurred at their home on Monday morning. Interment was had at the Oglethorpe Cemetery Tuesday.
{Note: I do NOT find a marked grave for this infant but I do find 2 unmarked Children's graves next to Arthur M. Cloud = [Born 1887 - Died 1960] in Oglethorpe Cemetery.


The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. November 15, 1918

RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT FOR MRS. E. ATWATER -
 

Our entire community was sad when in the stillness of the night on September 19, 1918, the angel of death came into the home of Mr. E. Atwater and seized the sweet spirit of his loving and devoted wife.
Previous to her marriage she was Miss Blanche Perry.
God blessed the union with eight children, all of whom are living except three who died in infancy.
Her life was indeed a blessing to those who came in touch with her. - Much more - not copied.
Until her death, she was a consistent member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.
[Note: Blanch P. Atwater - Born December 7, 1870 - Died September 19, 1918 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Ezekiel Robotus Atwater [Oct. 18, 1868 - May 17, 1938]


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

TROY    LEE    AULTMAN

 The infant twin baby, Troy Lee Aultman, age 2 months, died Tuesday, November 23, at his home of accidental suffocation.  He was the son of Mr. and Mr. James Mitchell Aultman of Montezuma. 

 Funeral services for the baby were held Wednesday, November 24, in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home and burial was in the CEDAR VALLEY CHURCH CEMETERY .  Rev. Ken Bush and Arthur Adams, minister, officiated.

 In addition to his parents, the baby is survived by a sister, Virginia Ann Aultman ; three brothers, John Shannon Aultman  and Michael Anthony Aultman  and James Andrew Aultman; his maternal grandfather, Jim Langston of Warner Robins; paternal grandparents, Mrs. Lorene Sanders of Cordele and James O. Aultman of Oglethorpe; a great-grandmother, Mrs. Tom Parker of Unadilla.

 [Note: Troy Lee Aultman – Born September 17, 1976 – Died November 23, 1976 is buried in Cedar Valley Baptist Church Cemetery and the marker is standing against a tree.]


 

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

 
 
Mrs. Austin Dies At Marshallville
Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Vose Austin, 83, of Marshallville, who died early Thursday, December 13, at her residence, were held Saturday afternoon at the Marshallville Methodist Church.
  The Rev. Bill Childres officiated and burial was in the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY with Rooks Funeral Home of Ft. Valley in Charge of arrangements.
  Survivors include two sons, Lt. Col. Carl F. Austin of Tampa, Fla., and Col. James M. Austin, Marsh A.F.B. Riverside, California; and four grandchildren.
 
[Note: Elizabeth Vose, wife of Manning C. Austin [1879 - 1962] is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her son , George Vose, son of Manning and Elizabeth Austin [August 22, 1916 - June 3, 1921]

The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian
Merged Oct. 1, 1931 May 23, 1935

MANNING AUSTIN CLAIMED BY DEATH

Marshallville, Ga. - May 23 - Word has been received here of the death of Manning Austin, formerly of Marshallville who died recently in Lawrenceville.
Mr. Austin is survived by his widow, the former Miss Elsie Vose of Lawrenceville; two sons, Manning, Jr. and Vose of Lawrenceville;, nephew. H. A. Murph of Marshallville and niece, Mrs. F. M. Mullino of Montezuma.
[Note: He evidently is buried in Lawrenceville but his wife, Elizabeth Vose, wife of Manning C. Austin [1879-1962] anda son, George Vose, son of Manning & Elizabeth Austin [1916 -1921] are both buried in Marshallville Cemetery

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 11, 1969


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Nov.21,1940


MRS. AVANT DIES AT MACON HOME -

Funeral services for Mrs. W. L. Avant, 38, former native of Oglethorpe who died in Macon Sunday with burial in the Oglethorpe Cemetery Sunday afternoon.
Formerly Miss Anna Merle Harris, Mrs. Avent was the daughter of the late George L. Harris and Mrs. Annie Johnson Harris.
Mrs. Avent was born in Oglethorpe Sept. 12, 1902. She had resided in Macon for the past 25 years.
Funeral services in the chapel of Burghard-Connally, with Dr. George Stoves, pastor of the Mulberry Street Methodist Church, officiating. The cortege left immediately after the services for Oglethorpe, where a graveside service was held.
Mrs. Avent is survived by her husband, W. L. Avent; two daughters, Anne and Jane; two sisters, Mrs. W. F. Thompson of Macon, and Mrs. E. C. Wilder of Thomasville; two nieces, Mrs. C. D. Smith of Moultrie and Mrs. Charles H. Simpson of Cedartown; two nephews, Fredrick Thompson, Jr. of Macon and Joseph Russell Harris of Montgomery, Alabama.
[Note: Annie Merle Harris, wife of Lloyd Avant - Born September 12, 1901 - Died November 16, 1940 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside George L. Harris [7-16-1868 - 2-8-1918]
[Note: The name is either AVANT or AVENT - if you have knowledge of this family, please respond.]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. July 11, 1963

 CHARLIE RICHARDSON AVERA

 Funeral services for Charlie Richardson Avera, 52, of Fort Valley, who died unexpectedly Wednesday night, were held Saturday in Fort Valley First Baptist Church.

 The Rev. Cecil Irwin officiated and burial was in CEDAR VALLEY CEMETERY at Montezuma.

 He was a native of Macon County and a member of the Cedar Valley Baptist Church.

 Survivors include one brother, Thomas Avera of Norfolk, Va.

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

 [Note: Charles R. Avera – Born 1910 – Died 1963 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside James Thomas Avera [Oct. 10, 1910 – April 2, 1972] & Nancy J. Avera [March 21, 1875 – Oct. 19, 1939] See her obit.

 


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. December 10, 1931

D.  L.  AVERA

Mr. D. L. Avera is Claimed By Death.
Montezuma, Ga. Dec. 9th - Funeral services were conducted from the residence Tuesday for D. L. Avera, 55, whose death occurred at his home Sunday night following a stroke of paralysis.  Mr. Avera had been in failing health for several years but his condition was not considered serious and his sudden death Sunday was a shock.
  He is survived by his wife, who was before her marriage, Miss Etta Simpson; three brothers, C. J. Avera of Winston-Salem, N.C.; J. E. Avera of Griffin, and J. A. Avera of Atlanta; a sister, Mrs. Della Gibson of Montezuma; two sons, Charlie Avera and Thomas Avera and a daughter, Mrs. Jewel Avera Satterfield of Montezuma.
  The services were conducted by Dr. J. A. Thomas, pastor of the Methodist Church and interment was at CEDAR VALLEY CEMETERY.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Cedar Valley Cemetery for D. L. Avera but I do find an Unmarked Adult Slab next to James Thomas Avera [10-10-1910 - 4-2-1972] & Charles R. Avera [1910 - 1963] Obit.
 


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Oct. 26,1939

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. D. L. AVERA, 64.

Funeral services for Mrs. D. L. Avera, 64 who died at her home in the Englishville District after a lingering illness last Thursday, were conducted at Cedar Valley Church Saturday morning.
Mrs. Avera is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Jewel Satterfield; two sons; Charlie Avera and Thomas Avera and two sisters, Mrs. W. _. Pennington and Mrs. D. W. _____.
She was born March 21, 1875 near _____ville, the daughter of the late Jonus and Martha Renfroe Simpson, For the past several years she had been a resident of Macon County.
The services were conducted by the Rev. Homer Fowler, pastor of the Cedar Valley baptist Church where Mrs. Avera was a member.
[Note: Nancy J. Avera - Born March 21, 1875 - Died October 19, 1939 is buried in Cedar Valley Baptist Cemetery beside one unmarked adult grave on one side and Charles R. Avera (son) [1910 - 1963] & James Thomas Avera [1910 - 1972]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. Wednesday, September 30, 1992

DENNIS CALVIN AVERA, SR.

Dennis Calvin Avera, Sr., 64, of Route 1, Brookstone Drive, Oglethorpe, died Saturday, September 26, 1992 in the Medical Center of Columbus, Georgia.
Services were held at 2 pm Tuesday, September 29, in the Oglethorpe Baptist Church. The Rev. William Givens officiated and burial was held in the OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY.
Mr. Avera was born January 31, 1928 in Oglethorpe, where he lived all of his life. He was the son of Thomas Binion Avera and Ruth Webb Avera. He was a postal clerk with the U. S. Post Office in Oglethorpe, the owner of Avera's Insurance Company in Oglethorpe, a member of the Oglethorpe Chamber of Commerce and the Oglethorpe Baptist Church, where he was a deacon. He was a Veteran of the U. S. Navy.
Survivors are his wife, Hazel Windham Avera, a daughter, Denise Avera Raburn, a son, Dennis Calvin Avera, Jr., his mother, Ruth Webb Avera, all of Oglethorpe, four sisters, Dorothy Avera Powell of Oglethorpe, Adina Avera Bailey of Fort Valley, Miss Tomlyn Avera of Augusta, Ann Avera Whittemore of Pensacola, Florida; four brothers, Binion Earl Avera and Paden Avera, both of Oglethorpe, Joel W. Avera of Augusta and Harold Dan Avera of Grayson, Ga., two grandchildren, Neal Edward Raburn of Oglethorpe and Dennis Calvin Avera, III of Tampa, Florida.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers were Gene Bailey, Jr., Edgar Bailey, Vance Vasser, Floyd Rooks, Ben Haugabook, Buddy Avera, Matthew Avera, Doug Avera, Don Avera, Thomas Avera, Andy Avera, Kenny Avera, Andy Dinkins, David Avers.

[Note: Dennis Calvin Avera - Born - January 31, 1928 - Died - September 26, 1992 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside Thomas Binion Avera [July 23, 1901 - Dec. 7, 1969] See Obit


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Nov. 21, 1946


GRAVESIDE SERVICES FOR ERNEST AVERA

Graveside services were held Saturday afternoon, November 16, at 3:30 for Ernest Avera, eight month old son of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Avera of Oglethorpe, who died at a local hospital Friday afternoon of pneumonia.
The little boy was born in March of this year and was seemingly in good health until he became ill a few weeks ago and later contracted pneumonia. He is survived by his parents and nine brothers and sisters.[Not named]
Interment was in the Oglethorpe Cemetery, the Rev. Sam T. Mayo officiating.
The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge.
[Note: Ernest Terry Avera - Born March 2, 1946 - Died November 15, 1946 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his father, Thomas Binion Avera [7-23-1901 - 12-7-1969]


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

JAMES   THOMAS   AVERA

  James Thomas Avera, 62, of Norfolk, Va., died Sunday, April 2, 1972, after a short illness.  Services were held at 2 pm Thursday in Cedar Valley Baptist Church with burial in CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.  The Rev. C. G. Ward officiated.
  Mr. Avera was born in Macon County and was a retired welder with the Norfolk Shipbuilders and Dry Dock corp.  He had resided in Norfolk for the past 24 years, and was a member of Oaklett Methodist Church in Norfolk.
  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Gail Jones of Virginia Beach, Va., and Mrs. Shirley Denton of Nashville, Tenn.; and a grandson.
  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note: James Thomas Avera  -  Born October 10, 1910   -  Died April 2, 1972  is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery]
[Note: James Thomas Avera & Charles R. Avera appear to be twins.  They appear in the 1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census @ 9 yrs old, children of Lonnie Avera & his wife, Nannie [Simpson] Avera.
 


Citizens & Georgian  -  Montezuma, Ga.  December 22, 1966

MRS.   MAGGIE   SMITH   AVERA

MRS. MAGGIE AVERA PASSES SUNDAY.
  Funeral services for Mrs. Maggie S. Avera, 78, who died Sunday in a Macon nursing home, were held at 3 pm Tuesday in the First Baptist Church in Vienna with the Rev. R. L. Maddox and the Rev. Claude Fullerton officiating.
  Burial was in the SUNNTSIDE CEMETERY in Cordele.
  Mrs. Avera was a resident of Vienna until four years ago when she moved to Macon.
  Surviving are four sons, Milton L. Avera of Vienna, John T. Avera of Norcorss, David E. Avera of Montezuma and B. F. Avera of Ashburn; three daughters, Mrs. Gladys Bowden of Griffin, Mrs. Mozelle Bush or Montezuma and Mrs. Mollie Faulkner of Macon; three brothers, Baker Smith of Barnesville, Harry Smith of Gainesville and David Smith of Albany; a sister, Mrs. Ed Johnson of Dooling.
 


AVERA - WEBB - POWELL - BAILEY - WHITTEMORE - MADDOX - JACKSON - KING

Thomas Binion Avera, 68

 Funeral services for Thomas B. Avera, 68, of Oglethorpe, who died December 7, after a lengthy illness, were held Monday at the Oglethorpe Baptist Church.  Rev. Carl Ayers officiated,  burial  in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

  A native of Dooly County, Mr. Avera had resided in Oglethorpe most of his adult life.  He was a member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church and Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge and  a retired civil service employee from Warner Robins Air Force Base.

  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ruth Webb Avera of Oglethorpe; five sons, Bennie Avera of Butler, Calvin Avera and Dan Avera, both of Oglethorpe, Paden Avera of Savannah and Joel Avera of Augusta; four daughters, Mrs. C. W. Powell of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Gene N. Bailey of Ft. Valley, Miss Tomlyn Avera of Augusta and Mrs. Don Whittemore of Miami; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Lee Maddox and Mrs. George Jackson, both of Jacksonville, Fla. and Mrs. M. C. King of Marietta; one brother, J. D. Avera of Irwinton; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

[Note: Thomas Binion Avera - Born July 23, 1901 - Died December 7, 1969 is buried Oglethorpe Cemetery.]


The Macon County Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.

October 17, 1924 - Cutt Off Community

DEATH OF MRS. TOM AVERA -
Mrs. Tom Avera, who was stricken seriously ill a few days ago, died Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock and was buried at Andersonville at 3 o'clock Wednesday afternoon.
The deceased was a member of the Baptist Church and was a sweet Christian character.
She is survived by her husband, Mr. Tom Avera, three daughters; Mrs. Crude Grant, Mrs. Kin Bivins of Near Smyrna, Fla, Mrs. Henry Grant of this place; three sons, Henry Avera, Vannie Mac Avera and Jordan Avera of this place.


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Mch. 14,1946


FUNERAL SERVICES HELD WEDNESDAY FOR MRS. W. D. AVERA

Graveside services were held in Montezuma on Wednesday, March 13, at 2 o'clock, the Rev. John S. Lough officiating, for Mrs. W. D. Avera of Augusta, who died at the University Hospital there on Tuesday after an illness of three weeks.
Mrs. Avera, a pioneer citizen of Montezuma made her home here until four years ago when she moved to Augusta to live with her daughters, Mrs. R. L. Collins and Mrs. E. C. Webb.
During here stay here she was an active member of the Methodist Church.
Survivors include her two daughters, Mrs. Collins and Mrs. Webb of Augusta and one grand-daughter, Emily Webb of Augusta.
The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of.
[Note: Mary Emma Avera was Born May 18, 1862 - Died March 12, 1946 is buried in the Felton Cemetery beside her husband Willie D. Avera [1-27-1859 - 7-21-1921]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.   April 4, 1957

HENRY   CLAY   AVERY 

Henry C. Avery, 55, Passes After Lengthy Illness;  Rites Saturday.
  Funeral services for Henry C. Avery, 55, of Oglethorpe, were conducted Saturday afternoon from Oglethorpe Baptist Church with the Rev. Melvin York officiating. [Burial-OGLETHORPE CEMETERY]
  Pallbearers were Julian Webb, James Cromer, Morrison Felker, Conrad Dettamore, Everett Barfield and E. W. Johnson.  Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
  A native of Macon County, Mr. Avery died in a local hospital March  28 following a lengthy illness.
  Survivors include his wife [Not Named], three daughters, Mrs. Roy Bellew, Mrs. Marvin Felker and Emogene Avery, all of Oglethorpe; four sons, Charles E. Avery of U. S. Air Force, Leonard Thomas Avery, Billy Ray Avery and Eugene Avery, all of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. Beulah Bivins of Americus; two brothers. T. J. Avery of Cairo and Mack Avery of Americus.

[Note:  Henry Clay Avery  -  Born December 10, 1901  -  Died  March 28, 1957 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery  next to  Odessie Avery Collins [Oct. 15, 1910 - No death Date in 1993]

 


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

 GEORGE  E. AVERILL, SR.

 Funeral services for George E. Averill, Sr., 54, were held Monday, December 17, from the First Methodist Church in Montezuma.  The Rev. C. C. Edmundson and Rev. C. G. Ware officiated and interment followed in FELTON CEMETERY .

 Pallbearers & Honorary Escort – Not copied

 Mr. Averill, a native of Montezuma and Macon County, died suddenly of a heart attack Saturday while fishing.  He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Montezuma, serving on its Official Board of Stewards.  He was a graduate of Auburn University and was employed in the Maintenance Department of Robins Air Force Base in Warner Robins .

 Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Aughtry Oliver Averill of Montezuma; one daughter, Mrs. Ted  Brownett of Jacksonville, Fla.; one son, George E. Averill, Jr. of Montezuma; his father, J. S. Averill, Sr. of Montezuma; one brother, Judge John S. Averill of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. Lewis Mullis of Eastman and Mrs. Dave Walker of Montezuma; and several nieces and nephews.

 Watson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note:  George E. Averill  [Sr.], Born January 31, 1908 – Died December 15, 1962 is buried in Felton Cemetery .]


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

MRS. JOHN S. [Lula Moore Hester] AVERILL, JR.

Funeral services were held on Friday, February 3, in Columbus for Mrs. Lula Moore Hester Averill, a former longtime resident of Montezuma and wife of the late Judge John S. Averill, Jr.
Mrs. Averill died on January 31, 1995 at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus. She was 89 years old.
Born in Columbus on December 2, 1905, she was the daughter of the late Ethel Tarver Moore and William Rinaldo Hester. In Montezuma, she had been a member of the Women's Club, the Eastern Star and the Garden Club. She was a member of the U.D.C, as well as the D.A.R.
She was a member of the St. Luke United Methodist Church in Columbus, where she had lived since 1973.
Survivors are a son, John M. Averill of Byromville, a daughter, Elizabeth Averill Durie of Columbus, five grandchildren, John M. Averill, Jr. and Jill Averill Brannen, both of Byromville, Robert Durie of Jacksonville, Fla., Becky Cottingham of Atlanta and Beth Cooper of Columbia, Missouri and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to St. Luke United Methodist Church 1104 2nd Ave., Columbus, Ga. 31901.
 


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

MRS. JOHN SYLVESTER [Winifred E. Ewald] AVERILL

Mrs. J. S. Averill, Sr., Buried Here Thursday Afternoon
Funeral services for Mrs. John S. Averill, Sr. who died last Wednesday afternoon at her residence here, were held Thursday, January 11, at the Montezuma Methodist Church at 3:30 with the Rev. C. C. Edmundson and the Rev. C. G. Ward officiating.
Interment was in FELTON CEMETERY. Pallbearers & Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Born and reared in Warren County, Pa., Mrs. Averill had resided here since 1920. She was a member of the Montezuma Methodist church, the W.S.C.S., the Garden Club, Woman's and Music Lover's Club. Surviving are her husband, John S. Averill, Sr. of Montezuma; two sons, Judge John S. Averill, Jr. of the Macon County Court and George E. Averill, Sr., both of Montezuma; two daughters, Mrs. Dave S. Walker of Montezuma and Mrs. Lewis Mullis of Eastman; one sister, Mrs. Warren L. Culbertson of Oil City, Pa.; seven grandchildren, Mrs. R. E. Durie, J. M. Averill, Mrs. Ted Brownett, George E. Averill, Jr. Mrs. Gene Giddens, Patricia Ann Mullis and Dave Walker, Jr. and three great-grandchildren. Beth, Bobby and Becky Durie.
Watspm - Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Winifred E. Ewald, wife of John S. Averill - Born October 19, 1875 - Died January 10, 1962 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, John Sylvester Averill [9-23-1879 - 12-10-1967] Obit
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 23, 1994

MRS. CAROL MOONEY AYCOCK

Mrs. Carol Mooney Aycock, 77, of 500 Church Street in Andersonville, died Thursday, March 17, 1994 in the Montezuma Health Care Center in Montezuma, Georgia.
Services were held at 11 am Saturday, March 19, in Andersonville United Methodist Church, with burial in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY in Oglethorpe, Georgia. The Rev. Richard Webb officiated and pallbearers were Bobby Hobbs, Howard Holloway, Ronnie Longino, Gene Longino, Ray Gwynes and Larry Stucky.
Mrs. Aycock was born in Polk County, Georgia on December 10, 1916, the daughter of William M. Mooney and Laura Manous Mooney. She had resided in Andersonville for most of her life and retired from Manhattan Shirt Company in Americus, Ga. She was a member of the Andersonville United Methodist Church.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Janice Reen Blum of Birmingham, Alabama; four sisters, Mrs. Mattie Baker of Atlanta, Mrs. Edna Brewer of Pickens, S.C., Mrs. Sara M. Williams of Americus, Mrs. Ophelia M. Howell of Andersonville; a granddaughter, Mrs. Midge Reed Alge, and a step-grandson, James Edward Blum, Jr., both of Birmingham.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 26, 1966

JESSE   BUTLER   AYCOCK

J. B. AYCOCK DIES OF HEART ATTACK MONDAY
  Funeral services for Jesse Butler Aycock, 54, of Andersonville, who died unexpectedly of an apparent heart attack Monday about 8 pm were held Wednesday at 3 pm from Andersonville Methodist Church with the Rev. W. J. Stanford and the Rev. Melvin York officiating.
  Mr. Aycock suffered the attack in the front yard of his residence and was rushed to Riverside Hospital at Montezuma where he was pronounced dead on arrival.  He was a lifelong resident of Andersonville.
  Survivors include his wife, the former, Carol Mooney, one daughter, Mrs. Paul Reed and a granddaughter, Midge Reed, all of Andersonville; and one sister, Mrs. Lynwood Wilder of Pelham.
  Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.  Reese Park Chapel of Americus was in charge of arrangements.

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for Jesse Butler Aycock.
HOWEVER, I do find Sallie F. Aycock [1857 - 1900] in Red Hill Cemetery just outside of Oglethorpe.  In the same area of Red Hill Cemetery is Ella Missouri Duke Aycock UNMARKED but with Obit. Also Laura Manous Mooney, William M. Mooney [Obit] and W. Hoyt Mooney [1914 - 1964] also 1 "sink" indicating a grave and l Unmarked adult grave.

If anyone has further info on Jesse Butler Aycock's burial location, PLEASE RESPOND.
 


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

JESSE  G.  AYCOCK

Final Rites For Jessie G. Aycock Held Tuesday
  Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Andersonville Baptist Church for Jessie G. Aycock, 93, of Andersonville, who died Monday in a nursing home in Ideal.
  Mr. Aycock was a lifelong resident of Sumter County.  He was a member of the Andersonville Baptist Church.
  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. L. R. Wilder of Pelham; one son, J. B. Aycock of Andersonville; one sister, Mrs. Laura Jennings of Andersonville; also three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
  The Rev. F. M. York officiated at the services. Interment was in ANDERSONVILLE CITY CEMETERY.
  Pallbearers: J. R. Johnson, Lewis Easterlin, Bill Easterlin, Alex Rouse, Charles Slappey and William Coker.
  Reese Park Chapel, Americus was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Jesse G. Aycock [February 25, 1871 - April 13, 1964] is buried in Andersonville City Cemetery beside his wife, Minnie M. Aycock [Oct. 20, 1892 - March 22, 1935]


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]  OBITS


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  October 26, 1977

REV.   CARL   JOHN   AYERS

REV. C. J. AYERS, RETIRED MINISTER DIES
  The Rev. Carl John Ayers, former Macon County State Representative and former pastor of Whitewater Baptist Church, died Friday, October 21, 1977 in an Americus Hospital after a lengthy illness.  He was 75 years of age.
  Services were held at 3 pm Sunday, October 23, in Oglethorpe Baptist Church.  Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.  Officiating ministers were Rev. Bill Deakins and Rev. T. L. McConnell.  Pallbearers - Not Copied.
  Mr. Ayers, a native of Hart County, lived in Oglethorpe 41 years and was a retired Baptist minister and car dealer.  He was ordained a minister at Crossroads Baptist Church in Hart County and was a member of Oglethorpe Baptist Church, where he was a deacon, Sunday School teacher and supply minister.  He was the son of the late Earl P,. Ayers and Alice Atkinson Ayers.
  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lucy Adams Ayers of Oglethorpe; a daughter, Mrs. Cleveland J. Harp of Reynolds; two brothers, Columbus T. Ayers of Marietta and H. N. Ayers of Hartwell; a sister, Mrs. John Neese of Hartwell; and four grandchildren, Bobby, Billy, Buddy and Barry Bell; four great-grandchildren; also one sister-in-law, Mrs. E. P. Ayers of Abbeville, S.C.
  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Carl John Ayers  -  Born May 31, 1902  -  Died October 21, 1977 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Lucy Adams Ayers [Jan. 27, 1904 - No Death Date as of April 1993 at the time of the Oglethorpe Cem. Survey]
 
 

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