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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 15, 1945

ERNEST L. BACON

Ernest L. Bacon Dies At Doerun.

Funeral services for Ernest L. Bacon, 72, prominent Doerun businessman, were conducted Friday morning in the Doerun Methodist Church. Interment was in DOERUN CEMETERY.

Survivors include his wife, the former Sallie Haddan of Doerun; two daughters, Mrs. C. J. Harp of Oglethorpe and Mrs. J. T. Hammopnd of Doerrun; two sisters, Miss Eloise Bacon and Miss Endora Bacon, both of Doerun and three grandchildren.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 10, 1984

JOHN THOMAS BAGGETT

Funeral services for Mr. John Thomas Baggett, age 66, of Montezuma, Ga. were held at 3 pm Sunday, October 7, 1984, in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY, with the Rev. Jack Neill officiating. Mr. Baggett died, Friday, October 5, in the Macon County Medical Center.
He was a native of Dooly County, born November 10, 1917, the son of Lelia Fulton Baggett and the late Thomas Melvin Baggett. He was a retired market manager and a farmer, a member of Dooling Baptist Church, a graduate of Byromville High School. He attended Berry College in Rome, was a member of the Byromville V.F.W. and an Army Veteran of World War II.
Survivors are his wife, Ruby Barrett Baggett of Montezuma; a son, Charles Thomas Baggett of Montezuma; two daughters, Miss Peggy Ann Baggett of Montezuma, Mrs. Brenda Bridges of Ellaville, his mother, Leila Fulton Baggett of Montezuma; a brother, Roy Lee Baggett of Locust Grove; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Lou Tindol of Richland, Mrs. Genell Kirksey of Saraland, Ala.,; Mrs. Bonnie Smith of Montezuma; four grandchildren.

[Note: John Thomas Baggett - Born November 10, 1917 - Died October 5, 1984 "Daddy" is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery


Citizens & Georgia – Montezuma, Ga.  September 10, 1942 

JAMES     H.     BAGGS

James H. Baggs Fatally Injured in Shotgun Accident.

 James H. Baggs, 61, died Monday morning at a local hospital following a shotgun accident at his home on Route 2, Oglethorpe.  Funeral services were held from the chapel of the Montezuma Funeral Home Tuesday afternoon with burial in the MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.  The Rev. Carl Ayers was the Pastor, Mr. Baggs was a member of the White Water Baptist church and had lived in Macon County since 1917.

  He was a farmer by occupation and was born in Mitchell County, Ga. the son of Jim Baggs and Mary Fitzgerald Baggs.

  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ludie Childs Baggs; Mother, Mrs. Mary Baggs of Manchester; one son, James Baggs of Winston-Salen, N.C.; four daughters, Mrs. Muriel Brown of Montezuma; Mrs. H. G. Hudson of Winston-Salem, N.C,. Mrs. David Godard of Vero Beach, Fla.; Miss Matilda Baggs of Milledgeville, Ga.; three sisters, Mrs. Cleveland Pittard of San Antonio, Texas; Mrs. Him Hall of Manchester, Ga. Mrs. Roy Stripling of Camilla, Ga.; four brothers, Armon Baggs of Pelham, Ga., Elmore Baggs of Swainsboro, N.C.; Hill Baggs of Tampa, Fla.; and Hoke Baggs of Virginia.

 [Note: J. H. Baggs –  No Dates on marker at Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery but he was b. ca. 1882 d. 9-6-1942] beside his wife, Annie Luttie Childs Baggs [No Dates]


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

MRS. JAMES  H.  [Luddie Childs] BAGGS

Final Rites Held Saturday For Mrs. Ludie Baggs
Funeral services for Mrs. Ludie Childs Baggs, 81, who died Friday, March 20, 1964, in a local hospital, were held Saturday, March 21, from the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.
  Rev. C. C. Edmundson officiated and burial was in MT. ZION BAPTIST CEMETERY.
  Pallbearers were Frank Lelley, Jim Souter, George Smith, Dean Fowler, Dr. C. P. Savage, Sr. and J. H. Andrews.
  A life-long resident of Macon County, Mrs. Baggs was a member of Red Hill Primitive Baptist Church. She was a former school teacher and the daughter of the late Wm. Green  Childs and Anna [Hall] Childs.
  Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Murel Brown of Montezuma and Mrs. J. L. Woodall of Seman, Ala.,; one stepson, James Baggs of Winston-Salkem. N.C. and Mrs. J. D. Goddard of Roanoke, Va., 13 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Luttie C. Baggs [No Dates on Marker][B. ca. 1883 d. March 20, 1964] is buried at Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery beside her husband, James H. Baggs [No Dates on Marker] b. can. 1882 - d. 9-6-1942] per Obit.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. - November 22, 1995

MRS. DALTON LOYD [Audrey Vickers] BAILEY

Mrs. Audrey Vickers Bailey, 87, of Lenox, Ga., died Monday, November 13, 1995, in Sumter Regional Hospital, Americus, Ga.

Services were held at 11 am Thursday, November 16, in Lexox United Methodist Church, with burial in WOODLAWN MEMORIAL GARDENS in Adel, Ga. The Rev. Mark Kinservik officiated.

Mrs. Bailey, a native of Douglas, Ga. was born May 10, 1908, the daughter of Hiram Vickers and Bertha Mashburn Vickers. She had resided in Lenox for over 50 years, was a member of Lenox United Methodist Church, a homemaker and the wife of the late Dalton Loyd Bailey.

Survivors are two daughters, Mrs.Janice B. Haugabook of Montezuma and Mrs. Audrey Jean Hayes of Virginia beach, Va.; a sister, Mrs. Helen V. Day of Ambrose, Ga.; five grandchildrenm, Ricky Haugabook, Gail H. Coogle, Holli H. Farr, David D. Hayes, Steven Hayes and eleven grandchildren [Must mean Great-grandchildren]

Watson-Mathews Fuyneral Home of Montezuma was in charge of local arrangements.


 

Fred Nay Bailey    [1908 - 1982]  Bertha Dozier Cem.

Coming soon.


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian- July 8,1937


PNEUMONIA FATAL TO MRS. N. A. BAILEY

Marshallville, Ga. - July 2 - Mrs. Mary Ware Bailey, 91, died Thursday evening at 11 o'clock at the home of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Eva Ware.
Mrs. Bailey sustained a fall several weeks ago and had never fully recovered. Pneumonia with complications caused her death.
Mrs. Bailey was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Shadrack Ware, early citizens of Marshallville. She was the oldest alumnae of Bessie Tift College, Forsyth. She was a charter member of the First Baptist Church of Marshallville, and was active in all church and civic work until her last illness.
Mrs. Bailey is survived by the following nieces and nephews: Mrs. Alleyne Booton of Marshallville, Miss Ruth Ware of Miami, Fla., Mrs. George McDaniel of New York City, Mrs. Ben Stewart of Rockhill, S.C. and Miss Eva Mae Ware of Marshallville; nephews, O. M. Ware , A. E. Ware , W. S., Lamar Mims . Dr. A. D. Bailey, Alva and Allen Ware.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The burial took place in the family lot in the Marshallville Cemetery.
[Note: Mary Ware Bailey - Born January 3, 1847 - Died July 2, 1937 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery - She was married to Rev. N. A. Bailey on 11-1-1887 by Adiel Lumpkin Moncrief]


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

BAILEY-STAPLES, GUNN LAMBERTH- FELKER-GRAHAM-

WALTER EUGENE BAILEY OBITUARY 

Funeral services were held on Monday at the Dooling Baptist Church for Walter Eugene Bailey, 82 of Unadilla, who died at a Cordele hospital Sunday. Rev. L. E. Pritchett & Rev. Milton Taylor officiated with burial in the Montezuma Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery. A retired farmer, Mr. Bailey had lived in Unadilla for 14 years, a member of the Dooling Baptist Church. Survivors include:four daughters, Mrs. Timothy Staples of Unadilla, Mrs. H. H. Gunn of Vienna, Mrs. James Lamberth of Warner Robins, and Mrs. Raiford Felker of Dooling; five sons, A. E. Bailey of Jacksonville, Fla., T. M. Bailey and J. M. Bailey of Augusta, C. M. Bailey of Dublin and W. D. Bailey of Warner Robins; a brother, J. T. Bailey of Albany; two sisters, Mrs. O. K. Graham of Winter Park, Fla. and Mrs. J. F. Felker of Orlando, Fla. 24 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge. [Note: Walter E. Bailey - Born September 8, 1886 - Died February 2, 1969 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cem. beside his wife, Wilhemina B. Bailey [9-12-1896 - 8-17-1955]


Washington Baker

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian May 5-1938

WASHINGTON BAKER PASSES SATURDAY AFTER LONG ILLNESS.

Washington Baker, 85, prominent in the business and social life of Montezuma for 50 years, died at his home here Saturday afternoon and funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon with interment at Felton's Cemetery. He suffered a stroke of paralysis two years ago and had been an invalid since that time. The immediate cause of his death was pneumonia.
Mr. Baker was a native of Dublin, but came to Montezuma in his youth. He had large farming interest, was for many years engaged in livestock business here with H. R. Haugabook and had been director in the Citizens National Bank of Montezuma since its organization.
He is survived by his wife, formerly Miss Annie English of Oglethorpe. The services were conducted by the Rev. Marshall Nelms assisted by the Rev. J. W. Chance.
[Note: Washington Baker - Born 1853 - Died 1938 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Annie E. Baker [1879-1955]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 21, 1955

MRS. WASHINGTON [Annie English] BAKER

Final Rites Held Saturday For Mrs. Annie Baker, 76.

Funeral services for Mrs. Annie English Baker, 76, who died at a local hospital Friday, April 15, after a short illness, were held Saturday in the residence.

The Rev. Melvin York and the Rev. Henry Thomas officiated with burial in the FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma, Ga. Pallbearers - Not Copied.

Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. _. M. English and Mrs. Myrtie __ckley of Oglethorpe; and several nieces and nephews.

Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Annie E. Baker [1879 - 1955] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, Washington Baker [1853 - 1938] See his Obit.

12/23/2003
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 25, 1998

ANDREW JACKSON BALDWIN

Andrew J. Baldwin, 84, of 102 Minor Avenue, Montezuma, Georgia passed away Monday, March 16. Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 18, at 11 am in First Baptist Church in Montezuma. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY. Dr. LaMon Brown officiated.
Born in Dawson, Georgia he was the son of the late Wiley I. and Harriet Windsor Baldwin. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Montezuma. He was a graduate of Georgia Tech and Northwestern University. He was a member of the Montezuma Lions Club, the Society of the Preservation of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America, the Harmony Brigade. He was a World War II Veteran serving in the South Pacific. He was a former safety director at Fort Benning, Georgia and a retired safety compliance officer for OSHA.
He is survived by his wife, Joyce Underwood Baldwin of Montezuma; son, James Robert Baldwin of Jonesboro, Georgia, Sister, Sara Baldwin Busch of West Chester, Pa. and three grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, North Dooly Street, Montezuma, Georgia 31063.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Andrew Jackson Baldwin - Born September 17, 1913 - Died - March 16, 1998 is buried in Felton Cemetery [C14-844] beside his wife, Joyce Underwood Baldwin [Nov. 18, 1920 - Aug. 7, 2003]
 


Charles E. Baldwin    [1883 - 1937] Felton Cem.

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian May 20,1937

C. E. BALDWIN DIES FROM HEART ATTACK

Montezuma, Ga. May 18 - Funeral services were conducted from the residence in Montezuma Sunday afternoon for C. E. Baldwin, 54, well-known businessman of Montezuma, whose sudden death from a heart attack came as a shock to the community Saturday afternoon.
Mr. Baldwin had been in declining health for several years. He was a native of Ellaville, and held a position with Armour and Company for 20 years before coming to Montezuma, 11 years ago to assume the management of the Flint Hotel.
He was a Mason and a member of the Methodist Church and the Kiwanis Club.
He is survived by his wife, formerly Mrs. Christine Patrick Lewis, two sisters, Mrs. Walter Gaines of Sandersville and Mrs. Emmie Carlton of Punta Gorda, Fla. and a brother, Claude Baldwin of Ellaville, besides numerous nieces and nephews of Shellman, Atlanta, Macon, Oglethorpe, Savannah, Monroe and Sandersville.
[Note: Charles E. Baldwin - Born January 21, 1883 - Died May 15, 1937 is buried in Felton's Cemetery beside his wife, Christine Lewis Baldwin [1886-1966] who apparently was 1st married to William Minor Lewis [1874-1921] also buried in this lot.]


Citizen & Georgian - January 15, 1948

DAVIS FRANKLIN BALDWIN 80, DIES AT HOME IN MARSHALLVILLE -

Davis Franklin Baldwin, 80, died last
night (Wednesday) at ll:45 pm at his home in Marshallville.
Born October 22, 1867, in Macon County, the son of the late Charles Fox and Ellen Virginia Gammage Baldwin, natives of Macon County. Mr. Baldwin spent his entire life in Marshallville.
Survivors include: one daughter, Mrs. J. C. Ward of Decatur, Alabama; one son, Paul Baldwin of Keystone Heights, Fla; five sisters, Mrs. Leila Johnson and Mrs. Annie King of Marshallville; Mrs. B. H. Fincher of Fort Valley
Mrs. E. B. Peacock of Albany and Miss Ettienne Baldwin of Shelton, Conn; and one brother, N. H. Baldwin of Albany.
Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Montezuma Funeral Home.
[Note: Davis Franklin Baldwin is buried in the Marshallville
Cemetery in a Bryan Lot No. 109 - Born 10-22-1868 Died
1-14-1948 WOW]


Mrs. Edwin Baldwin

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. August 1, 1913
"MARSHALLVILLE" -

Deep sympathy is felt for Mr. Edwin Baldwin in the loss of his wife, whose recent death occurred at her home here, after many weeks of illness. Mrs. Baldwin was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis A. Rumph, the center of a large circle of relatives and friends, who appreciated her fine qualities of mind and heart. She was a willing worker in every good cause, and a loyal Christian friend, who will be greatly missed.
Mrs. Baldwin's two children, Clara Virginia and Ethel May, preceded her to the heavenly world in their childhood. Besides her husband, she leaves her stricken parents, four brothers, one sister and a host of other relatives. To all these very earnest sympathy is extended.
A large concourse of sorrowing friends gathered for the funeral at which Rev. John E. Seals officiated.
[Note: Virginia Belle, wife of R. E. Baldwin - Born September 8, 1885 - Died July 8, 1913 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband, Robert Edwin Baldwin [April 10, 1877 - March 13, 1924]



Marshallville, Ga.-Sept. 6, 1937 -

Final rites for E. B.Baldwin 82 year old Confederate veteran, who died at his home
in Marshallville Saturday, were held Sunday morning at the
Methodist Church, of which Mr. Baldwin was a charter member. He was a lifelong resident of Marshallville. His
parents were among Marshallville's earliest settlers.
Mr.Baldwin joined the Confederate Army when 17 years old and leaves only one Confederate veteran in Marshall-
ville. His death was a result of a fall he suffered at his home last week.
His former pastor, the Rev. W.P.Blevins, pastor of the
Perry Methodist Church and the Rev. Edwin Grimes, pastor
of the Marshallville Methodist Church had charge of the services.
Mr. Baldwin is survived by one daughter, Mrs. A.N.John-
son of Marshallville, a son, Clarence Baldwin of Augusta;
and the following grandchildren: Miss Helen Johnson,
schoolteacher at Stapleton; Miss Lucy Claire Johnson,
schoolteacher at Butler; Miss Ann Johnson and Irene John-
son of Marshallville; E.B.Baldwin, Jr. of West Palm Beach,
Florida; Miss Clara Lillian Baldwin, Betty Baldwin and Edwin
Baldwin of Atlanta.
Pallbearers were the following nephews: F.P.Baldwin, Rob Baldwin, Frank Murph, John Murph, Sr. and Burke
Murph.
Burial took place in the family lot in the Marshallville Cemetery.


Ethel May Baldwin    [d. April 1910] Marshallville Cem.

Found in the Marshallville News Section:
Mrs. Albert Hatcher was called from Macon by the death of her little niece, Ethel May Baldwin.
[Note: Ethel May Baldwin, daughter of R.E. & Viringia B. Baldwin - Born June 7, 1907 - Died April 15, 1910 is buried in the Marshallville Cemetery beside her parents: Robert Edwin Baldwin [4-10-1877 - 3-13-1924] & Virginia Belle, wife of R. E. Baldwin [ 9-8-1885 - 7-8-1913]
 



The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Jan.12,1912

MAJOR EZEKIEL SMITH BALDWIN DEAD -

In the death of Maj. Ezekiel Smith Baldwin, which occurred last Friday, a large circle of relatives and friends are bereaved
He is survived by six brothers, one sister, Mrs. J. J. Bud, of this place and six children, Mrs. M. L. Shealy of this place,
Mrs. Geo. W. Chipley of Bremen, Mrs. Walter Gaines of Forsyth, Mrs. C. C. Carleton of Plant City, Fla., Mrs. Claude and Charlie Baldwin of Oglethorpe. He also had fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A useful citizen in every condition, a faithful Christian, a prominent Mason, a brave Confederate Soldier, a devoted husband and father, the heritage of his good name is a priceless legacy. [Note: He was born August 1, 1835]
The funeral services were held in the Methodist Church
of Marshallville, conducted by Dr. J. B. McGehee, his life-long friend. Having been a Mason more than fifty years, the services at the grave were by the Masons, Dr. J. O. Booton, Davis Baldwin and F. J. Frederick, officiating.
He rests by the wife whose death occurred six months ago and who is well remembered to the older inhabitants as
Miss Artimesia Caroline ______.[Note: She was born 6-12-1838 died 6-10-1911 and is buried in Marshallville Cemetery]


Mrs. Ezekiel Smith [Artimesia Caroline] Baldwin    [1838 - 1911] Marshallville Cem.

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. June 16, 1911

DEATH OF MRS. E. S. BALDWIN -

Mrs. E. S. Baldwin, wife of Maj. Ezekiel Smith Baldwin, and mother of Mrs. M. L. [Mary Baldwin] Shealy[See OBIT] and Mrs. Walter Hiram [Rosa Lee Baldwin] Gaines [See OBIT] of Oglethorpe; Mrs. G. P. Chipley of Plant City, Fla.; C. E. Baldwin and C. T. Baldwin of Oglethorpe, died Saturday, June the 10th.
She died as she lived, a consistent Christian. Quietly, in the morning hours of Saturday, June the 10th, 1911, her soul took its flight to new Jerusalem to dwell forever with her Maker. She exemplified in her daily life the true Christian character.
Her many sorrowing friends join the bereaved family in mourning the departed loved one and extended their heartfelt sympathy.
The remains were carried to Marshallville and laid to rest in the family burying grounds, there to await the resurrection.
[Note: Artimesia Caroline, wife of E. S. Baldwin - Born June 12, 1838 - Died June 10, 1911 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband, Ezekiel Smith Baldwin [Aug. 1, 1835 - Jan. 5. 1912}CSA OBIT

 


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

FRANCIS PEARSEL BALDWIN

F. P. Baldwin, 77, Former Marshallville Resident, Passes.
F. P. Baldwin, 77, died Wednesday, October 10, in Crescent Beach, S. C. A native of Marshallville, he spent most of his life there, until three years ago when he moved to South Carolina.
He was interested in farming and up to the time of his retirement, he was associated with the Citizens Bank of Marshallville. He was a member of the Methodist church.
Funeral services were held Friday at Crescent Beach.
Survivors are his wife, the former Miss Clara Martin of Marshallville; a sister,[probably, sister-in-law] Mrs. Washington Pitt Baldwin, Sr. of Crescent Beach, S. C. and three nephews; F. P. Baldwin and J. O. Baldwin of Crescent Beach and W. P. Baldwin of Brunswick.

added 4/30/2204


Mrs. John Speight [Leila Mann] Baldwin    [1854 - 1896] Marshallville Cem.

Abstracted from: The Houston Home Journal by Addie P Howell:
MRS. LEILA M. BALDWIN OF MARSHALLVILLE, DIED IN PERRY, GA.
Mrs. Leila Mann Baldwin, wife of Mr. Speight Baldwin of Marshallville, Ga., died in Perry, Ga. on May 17, 1896 at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Gilbert.
Burial was in Marshallville. She was the next youngest daughter of Mrs. A. E. Mann of Perry, Ga. and was born here in 1854. She leaves a husband, one son, and one daughter.
[Note: Leila F. Mann, wife of J. S. Baldwin - Born March 25, 1854 - Died May 17, 1896 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband, John Speight Baldwin [January 11, 1851 - March 3, 1921]


Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 29, 1964

MRS. MARY DAVIS BALDWIN BURIED IN MARSHALLVILLE

Mrs. Mary Davis Baldwin, 76, died early Wednesday in the Peach County Hospital. Funeral services were held at
11 am Thursday in the Marshallville Methodist Church.
The Rev. Hardin and the Rev. Bill Tribble officiated, with burial in Marshallville Cemetery.


Mrs. Robert Edwin [Virginia Belle Rumph] Baldwin    [1885 - 1913] Marshallville Cem.

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. August 1, 1913

"MARSHALLVILLE" - Deep sympathy is felt for Mr. Edwin Baldwin in the loss of his wife, whose recent death occurred at her home here, after many weeks of illness. Mrs. Baldwin was the youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis A. Rumph, the center of a large circle of relatives and friends, who appreciated her fine qualities of mind and heart. She was a willing worker in every good cause, and a loyal christian friend, who will be greatly missed.
Mrs. Baldwin's two children, Clara Virginia and Ethel May, preceded her to the heavenly world in their childhood. Besides her husband, she leaves her stricken parents, four brothers, one sister and a host of other relatives. To all these very earnest sympathy is extended.
A large concourse of sorrowing friends gathered for the funeral at which Rev. John E. Seals officiated.
[Note: Virginia Belle, wife of R. E. Baldwin - Born September 8, 1885 - Died July 8, 1913 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband, Robert Edwin Baldwin [April 10, 1877 - March 13, 1924]
 


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

WILLIAM   HERMAN  BANKS, D.D.S.

Dr. W. H. Banks. Local Dentist, Dies Suddenly.
Dr. William Herman Banks, 65, practicing Montezuma dentist for over 40 years years and widely known in state and national dental circles, died unexpectedly Monday afternoon at his office following a heart attack.
  Funeral services were held Tuesday in the Montezuma Methodist Church with the Rev. C. C. Edmundson, Dr. B. E. Donehoo and the Rev. C. G. Ward officiating. Burial was in the FELTON CEMETERY
    Born in Coleman, Ga. on November 20, 1898, the son of the lat4e C. S. Banks and Anna Hammock Banks, Dr. Banks was a graduate of Southern Dental College and began his practice in Montezuma in July 1922.  MUCH MORE - Not copied - about his schooling.
  Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Henrye Kaigler Banks of Montezuma; a daughter, Mrs. James C. Todd of Dothan, Ala.; three grandsons, Jimmy, William and Page Todd, all of Dothan; two sisters, Mrs. T. C. Fillingame and Mrs. H. F. Clark, both of Cuthbert, one niece and one nephew.
  Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Dr. Herman Banks D.D.S [November 20, 1898 - April 13, 1964] buried in Felton Cemetery. Moved by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home to Dothan, Alabama]


Branson Bardin    [d. January 17, 1858 - was 59/1850 Macon Co., Ga. census Burial-Unknown

Branson Bardin died January 17, 1858.

Branson Bardin and wife Penny were members of the Union Primitive Baptist joining by letter July 5, 1856.
Mrs. Penny Bardin was dismissed by letter July 3, 1858
Union Church, Macon County, Georgia was a member of the Upatoie Association 1847

1850 Census of Macon Co., Ga.
District 1002 household # 256
and his family was listed in the
Branson Barden age 59
Penelope Barden age 50
Simon Barden age 17
Celia Barden age 11
Susan Barden age 10
John T. Barden age 9
Henry C. Barden age 5


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  December 30, 1965

ALBERT   BARFIELD

Albert Barfield, 84, Dies Following Extended Illness.
Funeral services for Albert Barfield, 84 of Oglethorpe, who died Friday, December 24, 1965 in a local
hospital following an extended illness, were held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Whitewater Baptist Church.
The Rev. Homer Fowler and the Rev. F. M. York officiated and burial was in KELLEY CEMETERY near Oglethorpe.
Pallbearers were Marvin Felker, W. T. Cromer, Ralph Hursh, Lamar Cromer, James Benford and Alonzo Benford. 
Honorary Pallbearers were John F. Williams, Lewis Wood, Wilbur Rodgers, Dr. C. P. Savage, Herman Layfield,
Raymond Hunt, Jimmy Dorsey and G. C. Hobbs.
A lifelong resident of Macon County, Mr. Barfield was a retired farmer and a member of the Whitewater Baptist Church.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. R., P. Benford of Oglethorpe; two sons, Edgar Lee Barfield of Warner Robins, and J. B. Barfield of Ideal; one brother, Leon Barfield of Albany; one sister, Mrs. Willie Chapman of Ideal; eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Albert Barfield  -  Born 1880  -  Died  1965  is buried in Kelley Cemetery beside his wife, Eula Cromer Barfield [1892 - 10-3-1959]  See her Obit.

 


Mrs. Albert [Eula Cromer] Barfield    [1892 - 1959] Kelley Family Cem.

Will be added soon.


Mrs. Fletcher Willard Barfield

Mrs. Allie Mae Mygrant Barfield

Houston Home Journal - Perry, Ga. December 19, 1973
Obituary

Perryans Sister Died In Americus About December 19,
1973 (Loose in the papers of Bessie Leverett Shirah widow of Jessie Eugene Shirah)

Mrs. Allie Mae Mygrant Barfield, 73, died Tuesday, December 18, in an Americus hospital after a short illness. Services were held at 2 p.m., Thursday, December 20, in the Pine Level Methodist Church. Burial was in the church cemetery. [PINE LEVEL METHODIST CEMETERY]
Mrs. Barfield, a native of Worth County, lived in Macon County since 1913. She was a member of the Pine Level Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Glenn E. Barfield of Albany, a daughter, Mrs. Nelie B. Wilson of Oglethorpe; a son-in-law, Preston D. Stewart of Oglethorpe, a brother, Homer Mygrant of Oglethorpe; a sister, Mrs. Ida Shirah of Perry; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma had charge of arrangements.

[DVC Note: Allie Mae Mygrant Barfield - Born March 27, 1900 - Died December 18, 1973 is buried in Pine Level Methodist Church Cemetery in Macon County Adult Slab Unmarked, next to her husband, Fletcher Willard Barfield, Sr. [3-18-1883 - 11-26-1955] OOOOOOOPS!!!!!! In "Cemeteries of Macon County" on page221, Fletcher Willard Barfield's name is incorrect. It is shown as Fletcher Willard Bivins, Sr.
rather that Barfield.
If you have a copy of this book, PLEASE MAKE THIS CORRECTION.


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

ARCHIE   WASTEEN   BARFIELD,  SR.

THANK YOU
  We wish to express our thanks to our many friends and family for all the kindness extended to us during the sickness and at the death of our loved one.
  A special thanks to Mrs. Estelle Fowler, Mrs. Verlie Raper and Mrs. Betty Barfield for their help in preparing meals.
  Also thanks to the staff of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home for the excellent job they did.
Signed:    THE ARCHIE BARFIELD FAMILY - Grover, Billy and Archie Barfield, Jr., Mrs. Dorothy Morgan, Mrs. Jeanette Roberts and Mrs. Tommie Jo Jones

[Note:  Archie W. Barfield   - Born 1904   -  Died 1983 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside his wife, Earlie Collier Barfield [1905 - 1990


Mrs. Archie W. [Earlie Collier] Barfield    [d. November 1990 @ 85] Cedar Valley Cem. Unmarked

From: Guelda Hay’s Macon Co., Ga. Obit Collection – November 21, 1990

 MRS. ARCHIE W. [Earlie  Collier] BARFIELD

 Perry – Earlie  Collier Barfield, 85, died Wednesday in a local hospital.  Born in Clay County , Ala. , she lived in Perry for the past 10 years, moving from Macon County .  She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Padget Collier and the widow of Archie W. Barfield.  She was a homemaker.

 Survivors: children, Billy Barfield of Montezuma, Archie W. Barfield, Jr. of Chattanooga , Tenn. , Dorothy Barfield Morgan of Atlanta and Jeanette Barfield Roberts of Macon; 16 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

 Services today in CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY near Montezuma.  The Rev. Jack Neill will officiate.  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.

 [Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Cedar Valley Cemetery for Earlie Collier Barfield nor for Archie W. Barfield]

[Note:  I do find Earlie Elizabeth Barfield [Born April 26, 1930 – Died December 10, 1942 “Sister” buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery beside 3 UNMARKED ADULT GRAVES – NO SLABS.]


Barton B. Barfield, Sr.    [1860 - 1935] Pleasant Grove Cem.

Will be added soon.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 6, 1944

MRS. BARTON B. [Janie Hill] BARFIELD

Funeral Services Friday Morning For Mrs. Janie Barfield.

Funeral services will be conducted Friday morning from the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church for Mrs. Janie Hill Barfield, 74, who died at a local hospital Wednesday morning at 5:30 am. Mrs. Barfield spent her entire life in Macon County. She was the daughter of Owen F. Hill and Sallie Massey Hill, pioneer citizens of Macon County.

Mrs. Barfield is survived by four sons; B. B. Barfield, Moody J. Barfield and Lemmie B. Marfield of Macon County, and W. A . Barfield of Brunswick, Ga. One sister also survives, Mrs. Hollis Hill Hobbs of Fitzgerald, and four grandchildren. Mr. Barfield died December 31, 1935.

Mrs. Barfield was a member of the Free-Will Baptist Church. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. Amerson. Interment will be in PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. Arrangements are in charge of the Montezuma Funeral Home.

[Note: Jane H. Barfield [January 20, 1870 - April 5, 1944] is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery beside her husband, Barton B. Barfield [December 8, 1860 - December 31, 1935] See his Obit.


Mrs. Berta Barfield    [d. October 1935] Ideal Cem.

Macon County Citizen - Montezuma Georgian 10-17-1935
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. BERTA BARFIELD
Ideal, Ga. - Oct. 15 - Funeral services for Mrs. Berta Barfield, who died suddenly Friday afternoon, were held at the Baptist Church Saturday morning, with the Rev. E. J. Jenkins officiating.
Mrs. Barfield was stricken with a heart attack while at work in the PWA sewing room and died before a physician could be summoned.
She was a lifelong resident of Macon County.
Interment was in the Ideal Cemetery.
[Note: There is a Berta Barfield buried in the Ideal Cemetery next to Nelson H. Barfield Born November 23 1839 Died July 6, 1917 CSA BUT in the 1900 census Nelson H. Barfield 60 with dau. Berta 25] I am not sure who this is.


 

Booker Barfield    [1869 - 1954] Little Bethel Cem.

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Feb.4,1954

BOOKER BARFIELD DIED IN JANUARY 1954

According to Mrs. Lou Hobbs Barfield's obituary, her husband, Booker Barfield "preceded her in death earlier in January" [1954]. I went back to double-check all of the January issues of the newspaper and there is no mention of his death. It probably occurred in Americus since she died in Americus.
In 1900 Census of Macon Co., Ga.
HOBBS, Joseph w/m 81 NC
Jane wife w/f 79 SC
Aulsey son w/m 47 Ga Farm mgr.
BARFIELD, Loula dau. 35 GA
BARFIELD, Booker son-in-law 29 Farmer
[Note: Booker Barfield Born 1869 - Died January 1954 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery beside his wife, Lou H. Barfield [1861 - 1954]

In 1850 Macon Co., Ga. Census I find:
BARFIELD, Booker 25 SC
Sarah 20 GA
Avis [?] 2 [f] GA
Caroline 6 mo. GA
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1860 Macon Co., Ga. Census I find:
BARFIELD, Booker 35 m fmr 1000/1300 SC
Sarah 26 GA
Arus [f] 10 GA
Caroline 8 GA
Wilson [m] 7 GA
Joan 6 GA
Nancy 5 GA
Hannah 4 GA
Lawrence 1 GA
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1870 Macon Co., Ga. Census I find:
BARFIELD, Booker 43 m/w fmr 700/350
Sallie 40 GA
Joannah 18
Wilson 20
Nancy J. 15
Hannah 12
Lawrence 11
Emma 5
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In "Cemeteries of Macon Co., Ga." I find:
Julius Booker Barfield 1828 - 1888
In Memory of]
Hannah McGlammery Barfield 3-9-1855 - 11-30-1881
 


Mrs. Booker [Lou Hobbs] Barfield    [1861 - 1954] Little Bethel Cem.

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Feb. 4, 1954
MRS. BOOKER BARFIELD, 93, DIES EARLY SATURDAY
Mrs. Lou Hobbs Barfield, 93, passed away at her residence in Americus Saturday morning. She had been in declining health for the past five years.
Mrs. Barfield's husband, Booker Barfield, preceded her in death earlier in January.
Funeral services were conducted from the graveside at Little Bethel Cemetery near Ideal, Sunday afternoon at 4:00.
Mrs. Barfield was a member of the Little Bethel Free Will Baptist Church in Macon County. She is survived by several nieces and nephews.
Reese Park Chapel of Americus was in charge of arrangements.
[Note: Lou H. Barfield 1861 - 1954 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery beside her husband, Booker Barfield [1869-1954]


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

CHARLIE B. BARFIELD

C. B. Barfield, 77, Dies At Home Of Daughter In Butler.

Mr. C. B. Barfield, 77 years of age, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Grady James in Butler Sunday, December 30, 10:30 o'clock. His death was attributed to pneumonia from which he had suffered only about three days.

Mr. Barfield was born August 12, 1867, the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Warren Barfield of Taylor County. He was a member of the Cedar Valley Baptist Church near Montezuma.

Funeral services for Mr. Barfield were held at Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church near Butler Monday at 3 pm. Rev. William Childres conducted the services. Interment was in BETHLEHEM CEMETERY.

Those surviving him beside his wife, the former Miss Camilla Adams, are four sons; Messrs Lewis Barfield of Oglethorpe; Archie Barfield of Montezuma; General Barfield of Ellaville; and Emmett Barfield of Americus; and three daughters, Mrs. Grady James of Butler; Mrs. C. P. Payne of Macon and Mrs. Archie Collier of Bartlett.

[Note: C. B. Barfield [ August 12, 1867 - December 31, 1944] is buried in Bethlehem Cem., 5 mi. S. of Potterville, Taylor Co., Ga. Co. Rd. 185. beside his wife, Mrs. C. B. [Camilla Adams] Barfield [March 30, 1867 - September 10, 1958]


OBITS     FOR     JUNE     2003

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

MRS. CHARLIE B [Nancy Camilla Adams]  BARFIELD

Mrs. Nancy Barfield Passes After Long Illness:  Rites  Friday.

  Mrs. Nancy C. Adams Barfield, 91, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. W. Grady James of Butler, Wednesday afternoon, September 10, after an illness of over three years.

  A NATIVE OF Taylor County, Mrs. Barfield resided in this county for a number of years and was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church.

  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. James of Butler, Mrs. G. P. Payne of Macon and Mrs. Archie Collier of Fort Valley; three sons, H. L. Barfield of Oglethorpe, A. W. Barfield of Montezuma and C. E. Barfield of Americus; two brothers, H. V. Adams of Jacksonville, Fla. and S. A.Adams of Thomaston; one sister, Mrs. Y. J. Garrett of Jacksonville, Fla; 42 grandchildren and 64 great grandchildren.

  Funeral services were conducted at Bethlehem Church Friday morning with the Rev. W. J. Childree and Rev. B. T. Young 

Officiating.  Interment was in the BETHLEHEM CEMETERY. 

  Pallbearers were Charlie Payne, Robert Payne, Lawrence Collier, Elton Collier, Clarence Barfield and Everett Barfield.

  Edwards Funeral Home of Butler was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note: Mrs. C. B. Barfield – Born March 30, 1867 – Died September 10, 1958 is buried in TAYLOR CO. at Bethlehem Cemetery, 5 mi. S. of Potterville, Co. Rd. 185. near her husband, Charlie B. Barfield [Aug. 12, 1867 – 12-31-1944] See his Obit


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

CHARLEY B. BARFIELD

Charley B. Barfield, Macon Co. Native, Dies At Pitts.

Funeral services for C. B. Barfield, 57, of Pitts, who died at his home Sunday evening following a four weeks' illness, were held Tuesday in the Union Baptist Church.

The Rev. Jack Dowdy and the Rev. C. A. Stewart officiated,, with burial in the UNION BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

Mr. Barfield was a native of Macon County and was a retired farmer.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Virgie Lee Barfield of Pitts; one son, J. F. Barfield of Cordele; three daughters, Mrs. Josey Barfield Nations of Atlanta, Mrs. Joyce Barfield Glisson of Waynesboro and Mrs. Shirley Barfield Newell of Cordele; two brothers, Homer Mygrant of Pitts and Will Mygrant of Delray Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Allie Mygrant Barfield of Oglethorpe and Mrs Jessie Ida Mygrant Shirah of Perry; and two grandchildren.


Charlie Lewis Barfield    [d. July 1951 @ 25]  Ogletorpe Cem. Unmarked or Colquitt Co., Ga.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 19, 1951

C. L. BARFIELD, 25, DIES OF INJURIES; FUNERAL HELD TUES.

Charlie Lewis Barfield, 25 year old Oglethorpe lumberman passed away at a local hospital late Sunday evening after an illness of five days. Mr. Barfield was injured last Wednesday when hit by a falling tree while directing logging operations near Cordele.
Funeral services were conducted from the Oglehtorpe Methodist Church of which he was a member, Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. W. W. Whaley, pastor of the Lyons Methodist Church officiated with burial in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
Members of Mr. Barfield's high school graduating class served as pallbearers. [not copied]
A life-long resident of Oglethorpe, Mr. Barfield was the son of Lewis and Ivy Ethridge Barfield, who survive him and the husband of the former Miss Elizabeth Heath. He was engaged in logging with his father.
Survivors include his wife; one small son, Buddy Barfield, 4 1/2 years old; a little daughter, Peggy Barfield, 18 months; his parents, all of Oglethorpe and one sister, Mrs. Claude Hall of California.
Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge.
[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for Charlie Lewis Barfield, HOWEVER, I do find an unmarked adult grave in the lot with Charlie Daniel Ethridge & Jewel Ballard Ethridge. Anyone having further info on Charlie Lewis Barfield, PLEASE RESPOND.]


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

BARFIELD -

DEWEY HOLTON BARFIELD, 89 of Oglethorpe, Died.

Dewey Holton Barfield, 89, of Oglethorpe, died December 20, 1987. Services were held Monday in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma with Rev. T. G. Waldrop officiating. Burial was in the LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Ideal. He was a native of Taylor County and a retired farmer. He is survived by his wife, Nellie C. Barfield of Oglethorpe; three sons, Aubrey Barfield of Macon, Kenneth Barfield of Lilburn and Wendell Barfield of Montezuma; and four grandchildren. [Note: Dewey H. Barfield - Born November 5, 1898 - Died December 20, 1987 is buried in Little Bethel Baptist Cemetery.]


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. April 29, 1927

ED BARFIELD IS KILLED SUNDAY AUTO WRECK

Montezuma - Ed Barfield, a prominent citizen of the Montezuma District was instantly killed Sunday afternoon when the car in which he was riding ran off an embankment and turned over. The accident occurred on the highway between Montezuma and Marshallville and it is said that when Barfield slowed down on the top of a hill for a railroad crossing, the car rolled backward down the hill, the brake failing to work, and he landed in a ravine. The car turned over, pinning Barfield beneath it. He was dead when the automobile was lifted from his body.
In the car with Barfield were his wife, who was crushed in the chest and suffered painful bruises and his daughter-in
law, Mrs. Claude Barfield from Fort Valley with her two children. They were unhurt.
Barfield is survived by his wife, his mother, Mrs. E. J. Barfield of Pinelevel; two sons, Claude Barfield of Ft. Valley and Rob Barfield of Montezuma and two brothers, Fletcher Barfield and Charlie Barfield of Pinelevel.
[Note: I do NOT find a Marked Grave in Macon County,
Georgia for Ed Barfield - Anyone knowing where he is
buried, please contact me. Thanks. DVC]


Edgar Lee Barfield    [1919 - 1981]    Little Bethel Baptist Church Cem.

Will be added soon.


Edward J. Barfield    [d. October 27, 1915 @ 67] Pine Level Cem. Unmarked

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. November 26, 1915
IN MEMORY OF OUR DEAR FATHER. - Our father, E. J. Barfield, who has passed into the Great Beyond on Oct. 27, 1915, God called him home. He lived to be 67 years of age. He was sick for a long time, but he bore his suffering with patience, and in his last hours prayed to God to take him home. Oh, how we miss him, no human tongue can tell, but God's will, not ours, be done. He leaves a wife and nine children to mourn his death. All was done that loving hands could do, but all in vain. May God's richest blessings rest on our good doctor and our many friends.
His remains were laid to rest at Pine Level to await the resurrection. Signed: Mrs. H. H. Jolly [Daughter, Julia]
[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for Edward J. Barfield. He was born about 1848 if he was 67 when he died in 1915. His wife was Amanda Hill Barfield, daughter of John Hill, Sr. and some of his nine children were: Georgia E. b. 1869; Della b. 1873; Charles b. 1884; Fletcher b. 1886; Julia b. 1888; Nettie S. b. 1891; these taken from census. Edward J. Barfield is the son of Orra Barfield.


Fletcher Willard Barfield, Jr.    [1935 - 1955] Pine Level Cem.


MRS. FLETCHER WILLARD [Allie Mae Mygrant] BARFIELD, SR. - Obituary

Submitted by Helen Hudson of Perry, Ga.


 Houston Home Journal -  Perry, Ga.  December 19, 1973

Obituary--Perryans Sister Died In Americus      About December 19,
 1973 (Loose in the papers of Bessie Leverett Shirah widow of Jessie
 Eugene Shirah)

Mrs. Allie Mae Mygrant Barfield, 73, died Tuesday, December 18, in
an Americus hospital after a short illness.  Services were held at 2
p.m., Thursday, December 20, in the Pine Level Methodist Church.  Burial
was in the church cemetery. [PINE LEVEL METHODIST CEMETERY]
Mrs. Barfield, a native of Worth County, lived in Macon County since
1913.  She was a member of the Pine Level Methodist Church.
Survivors include a son, Glenn E. Barfield of Albany, a daughter,
Mrs. Nelie B. Wilson of Oglethorpe; a son-in-law, Preston D. Stewart of
Oglethorpe, a brother, Homer Mygrant of Oglethorpe; a sister, Mrs. Ida
Shirah of Perry; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma had charge of arrangements.

[DVC Note: Allie Mae Mygrant Barfield  -  Born March 27, 1900  -  Died
December 18, 1973 is buried in Pine Level Methodist Church Cemetery in Macon
County Adult Slab Unmarked, next to her husband, Fletcher Willard Barfield,
Sr.  [3-18-1883  -  11-26-1955]
OOOOOOOPS!!!!!! In "Cemeteries of Macon County" on page221, Fletcher Willard
Barfield's name is incorrect.  It is shown as Fletcher Willard Bivins, Sr.
rather that Barfield.
If you have a copy of this book, PLEASE MAKE THIS CORRECTION.
 


"Infant" of Fletcher and Alice Barfield Death Notice

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. November 26, 1915

DEATH OF BABY -
On last Thursday evening, God called our precious baby, home. The two year old child of Fletcher and Alice Barfield passed away. Our loss is heaven's gain. God's Will, not ours, be done. All that friends and loving hands could do was done, but of no avail.
Sleep on little one, we hope to meet you In a world so bright and fair, With smiles we'll gladly greet you When we join you there.
Written by an aunt, Mr. H. H. [Julia Barfield] Jolly


Citizens & Georgian- Montezuma, Ga.   September 13, 1978

GARICE   CALVIN   BARFIELD

  Garice Calvin Barfield of Route l, Ideal, Ga. died Sunday, September 10, at the home of his niece in Byron, Ga. He was a native of Taylor County but had lived in Ideal for many years.  He was seventy-six [76] years of age and a retired farmer.
  Graveside funeral services for Mr. Barfield were held at 3 PM Monday, September 11, 1978 in the BETHLEHEM PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Taylor County.  The presiding minister was Elder Bentley Adams.  Pallbearers were Grover, Allen, Rodney and Herbert Shehee, E. C. Raburn and Reese Layfield.
  Surviving Mr. Barfield are one sister, Mrs. Grady Flowers of Ideal; two nieces, Mrs. James H. Shehee of Byron, Ga., and Mrs. Ralph Pinegar of Warner Robins; three nephews, Wilbur Taylor of  Eastman , Lester Taylor of Phenix City, Alabama and Audrey Taylor of Perry.
  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Garvis Calvin Barfield  -  Born   ca. 1831  -  Died   -  September 16, 1978 @ 76 yrs. is buried in Bethlehem Cemetery.
{OOOOOPS!!!!! Please check the date in "Cemeteries of Taylor County"]
 


General Brown Barfield    [1891 - 1954] Oglethorpe Cem

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Feb.18, 1954
FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FRIDAY FOR GENERAL BROWN BARFIELD
Funeral services were conducted Friday February 12, for General Brown Barfield, 60, whose death occurred late Wednesday at his residence here following several months illness.
Mr. Barfield was born in Taylor County, Oct. 10, 1893, but spent most of his life in Macon County as a farmer. He was the son of the late C. B. Barfield and Mrs. Camiler A. Barfield.
Survivors besides his mother include his wife, three daughters, Mrs. Charles N. Rushin, Jr. and Mrs. Wilburn Davis, both of Americus and Mrs. Lester Cromer of Oglethorpe; two sons, Everett Barfield of Oglethorpe, and Billy Barfield of Montezuma; nine grandchildren, three brothers, Lewis Barfield of Oglethorpe, Archie Barfield of Byromville, Emmett Barfield of Americus; and three sisters, Mrs. Archie Collier of Ft. Valley, Mrs. Grady Payne of Macon and Mrs. Grady James of Butler and several nieces and nephews.
The services were conducted in the Oglethorpe Baptist Church of which he was a member with the Rev. Melvin York officiating and interment was in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home had charge.
[Note: General B. Barfield - Born 1891 - Died 1954 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Era S. Barfield [1900-1982]


Glenn E. Barfield    [1918 - 1986] Pine Level Cem.

Will be added soon.


GROVER EDWARD BARFIELD

Services For Grover Edward Barfield, 59, of Montezuma.
Funeral services for Grover Edward Barfield, 59, of Montezuma, Georgia, were held at 3 p.m. Saturday, October 5, 1985, in Cedar Valley Baptist Church. Mr. Barfield died Thursday, October 3,. The Rev. Jack Neill officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Mr. Barfield, a native and life long resident of Macon County, was born February 17, 1926, a son of Earlie Collier Barfield and the late Archie W. Barfield. He was a retired truck driver with Southern Frozen Foods, a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church and a Navy Veteran of World Warr II.
Survivors, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Gladys Raper Barfield, a son, Mickey Barfield of Montezuma; four daughters, Mrs. Brenda Etheridge of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Myra Tharpe of Henderson, Mrs. Carolyn Poole of Marshallville, Miss Vicki Barfield of Montezuma; two brothers, Billy Barfield of Montezuma, A. W. Barfield, Jr. of Chattanbooga, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. Dorothy Morgan of Atlanta, Mrs. Jeanette Roberts of Perry, four grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Jesse Lee Horn, Oscar Rowland, John Middlebrooks, Carl Joiner, Tillman Mayo, Cecil Miller, Dock Payne.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Grover E. Barfield - Born February 17, 1926 - Died October 3, 1985 is buried in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery beside his wife, Gladys Irene Raper Barfield d. July 7, 2000]See her obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 12, 2000

MRS. GROVER E. [Gladys Irene Raper] BARFIELD

Gladys Irene Raper Barfield, 70, of Rt. 1 Box 217 A. Oglethorpe, Ga. passed away Friday, July 7, 2000. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 pm Sunday in Cedar Valley Baptist Church. Burial followed in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Rev. Lewis Cazenave officiated.
Born in Dooly County, Ga. she was the daughter of the late Harvey Lee Raper and Verlie Nora Midddlebrooks Raper. She was a retired secretary from Bibb Manufacturing. She was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children: Mickey Barfield of Montezuma, Ga. Carolyn Poole of Marshallville, Myra Tharpe of Henderson, Brenda Etheridge of Oglethorpe, Vicki Edgar of North Carolina; brothers; Edward Raper of Montezuma, William Raper of Vidalia, Ga. Sisters: Edna King of Oglethorpe, Betty Driver of Americus; eight grandchildren and one great grandchild. Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.


H. H. Barfield    [d. February 1937 @ 97 yrs.] Columbus, Ga.


Abstracted by Marilyn N. Windham From:

Henry Barfield age 21

THE BUTLER HERALD - Butler, Ga. August 13, 1878

IN MACON COUNTY - on the 6th inst., Henry Barefield picked up his little brother to carry him in the house as a heavy storm passed over. Was stuck and killed by lightening as was his nearby dog. The little brother was alive in his arms and so tightly held that it required great strength to unclinch him. Henry was 21 years of age.
[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for Henry Barefield/Barfield. NOR do I find one in Taylor County Cemetery Book. Anyone having any further info on Henry Barfield, PLEASE RESPOND.


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

HENRY LEWIS BARFIELD

Henry Lewis Barfield of Oglethorpe passed away Friday, April 21, at a local hospital. He was 70 years of age. He was a native of Macon County, was in the produce business and a member of the Oglethorpe Methodist Church.
Funeral services were held at 4 o'clock Saturday, April 22, 1972 from the Oglethorpe Methodist Church. Rev. Laurance Russ and Rev. Richard Gardner officiated and burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ivy Myrtle Etheridge Barfield of Oglethorpe; one daughter, Mrs. Helen B. Hall of Oglethorpe; two brothers, Archie Wasteen Barfield, Sr. of Oglethorpe and Emmette Barfield of Newport News, Va.; three sisters, Mrs. Grady James of Butler, Mrs. Grady Payne of Macon and Mrs. Archie Collier of Fort Valley; and four grandchildren.
Nephews served as active pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were Carl J. Ayers, Eugene Rodgers, J. L. Turner, Tom Hall, Herchel Elrod, Thomas O. Bowles, Maynard Melton, Adrian Collier, John F. Williams, Sonny Shealy, John English, Richard Harvey, Clifford Hines. H. B. English, Herbert Coogle, John T. Bryan, E. L. Whittington, Ronald Hall, Neal Greene and Maruice Fulford.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for Henry Lewis Barfield.
Anyone having further info on this family, PLEASE RESPOND.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.   September 23, 1981
  
 MRS.   HENRY   LEWIS   [Ivy  Myrtle  Ethridge]   BARFIELD
  
Mrs. Ivy Myrtle Ethridge Barfield, 80, died Saturday in a Macon hospital.
Services were held at 11 AM Monday in the Oglethorpe Methodist Church.
Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.  The Rev. Jack McCollough officiated.
Mrs. Barfield, a native of Macon County, had lived in Oglethorpe for most
of her life.  She was retired from Forest Mills Co. and was a member of
Oglethorpe Methodist.
Pallbearers were Wayne Etheridge, Jule Webb, Ronald Hall, Chip Webb,
Newton Parker, Neal Green, Everett Barfield, Maurice Fulford.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Helen B. Hall of Oglethorpe; two
brothers, C. L. Etheridge of Oglethorpe and W. Albert Etheridge of
Augusta; three sisters, Mrs. R. D. Hankinson and Mrs. J. L. Webb, Sr.,
both of Oglethorpe, and Mrs. B. A. Hand of Ideal; four grandchildren; and
three great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma had charge of arrangements.
  
    [Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for
    either Mr. or Mrs. Henry Lewis.  ]
 


Mrs.Holt H. [Leona Chapman] Barfield    [1881 - 1935] Pine Level Cem.

The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian
Merged Oct. 1, 1931 February 14, 1935

MRS. H. H. BARFIELD PASSES AWAY AT HOME IN IDEAL

Ideal, Ga. - Feb. 13, Mrs. Holt Barfield passed away Saturday February 9th at her home in Ideal after an illness of several days from complications of influenza.
Mrs. Barfield was before her marriage, Miss Leona Chapman, the daughter of Mr. Jim Chapman and the late Mrs. Chapman of Ideal. Early in womanhood she married Mr. Martin Barfield who lived only six years in this blessed state of matrimony. Of this union two children were born, Mrs. Leon Barfield of Albany and Mrs. C. H. Kelly of Ideal.
December 18, 1906, she was married to Mr. Holt Barfield, a cousin of her former husband, Miss Edna Barfield was their only child.
Mrs. Barfield, who was at the time of her death 53 years of age, left in addition to her three daughters, five grandchildren, Laura Lane, Loyce and Janel, daughters of Mrs. Leon Barfield, and Lagetys and Virginia, daughters of Mrs. C. H. Kelley.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in the Free Will Baptist Church at two thirty o'clock. Rev. J. R. Hunt officiating. The funeral songs were rendered by a quartette composed of Mr. Bob McInvale, Mr. Monroe Jones, Mrs. Monroe Jones and Mrs. Clyde Chapman with Miss Lutie McInvale at the piano.
The body was laid to rest in Pine Level Cemetery, Mr. D. C. Smith of Oglethorpe was in charge of arrangements.
[Note: Leona C. Barfield Born March 3, 1881 Died February 9, 1935 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   September 29, 1976

 HOWARD   LEE   BARFIELD

 Howard Lee Barfield of Ideal, died September 23, 1976 at the Oaks Nursing Home.  He was 93 years of age.  He was born in Macon County and had lived here all his life.  He was a member of Whitewater Baptist Church and a retired farmer.

 Funeral services for Mr. Barfield were held Friday, September 24, at Whitewater Baptist Church and interment was in the IDEAL CEMETERY .  Rev. Donald Brett and Rev. Bill Deakins were officiating ministers.  Pallbearers were W. C. Barfield, Jimmy Barfield, Kelley Bearden, Thomas Law, Raymond Hunt and W. G. Kelley.

 Surviving Mr. Barfield are his wife, Mrs. Annie Belle Kelley Barfield; two sons, Lee Barfield of Ideal and Edward Barfield of Americus ; three daughters, Mrs. Herbert Phillips of Ellaville, Mrs. Fred Souter of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Raymond Dawkins of Montezuma.  He had 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

 [Note:  Howard Lee Barfield – Born October 22, 1882 – Died September 23, 1976 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his wife, Annie Belle K. Barfield [ Jan. 2, 1888 or 1889 – Nov. 11, 1984 ]


From:  Guelda Hay’s Macon Co., Ga. Obit Collection -  November 1984

 MRS. HOWARD  LEE  [Annie   Belle   Kelley] BARFIELD 

Annie Belle Kelley Barfield, 96, died Sunday in a Marshallville hospital after an extended illness.  Services will be held goday in Whitewater Baptist Church in Oglethorpe.  Burial will be in IDEAL CEMETERY .  The Revs. Gene Wilson and Cham White will officiate.

 Mrs. Barfield, a lifelong resident of Macon County, was a homemaker and a member of Whitewater Baptist Church .

 Survivors include two sons, Lee Barfield of Ideal and Edward Barfield of Americus; three daughters, Florine Phillips of Ellaville, Tessa  Souther of Oglethorpe and Lillian Dawkins of Montezuma; two sisters, Julia  Hunt and Lillie  Law, both of Oglethorpe; two brothers, Arthur Kelley of Plant City, Fla., and Reuben Odom of Ideal; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

 Watson – Mathews Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 [Note:  Annie Belle K. Barfield –  Born January 2, 1888 or 1889 – Died November 11, 1984 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, Howard Lee Barfield [Oct. 22, 18823 – Sept. 23, 1976]  See his OBIT]


Jack Barfield    [d. January 1932] Burial - Unknown

The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian

February 4, 1932

COUNTY POLICEMAN BOUND OVER UNDER MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE

Oglethorpe, Ga. - Feb. 4 - County policeman Chamblee who several weeks ago shot and killed Jack Barfield at Chamblee's home near Ideal, and who himself was seriously injured by a shot fired by Barfield, was given a committment trial here last Friday afternoon before Judge R. L. Greer, who presided for Judge Z. A. Littlejohn, and was bound over under a manslaughter charge.
Mr. Chamblee was for several weeks after the occurrence in a critical condition himself and has constantly been under guard until the trial last week. He will remain out under bond until the May term of Superior court.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 29, 1993

JAMES BROWN BARFIELD

Mr. James Brown Barfield, 72, of Highway 90, Oglethorpe, died Thursday, December 23, 1993, at his home.
Services were held at 2 pm Sunday, December 26, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma.
Deacon Dan Miles, the Revs. Ronald Shilts and Ross Howell officiated. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY in Oglethorpe.
Mr. Barfield, a lifelong resident of Macon County, was born October 5, 1921, the son of Albert Barfield and Eula Cromer Barfield. He was a retired aircraft mechanic at Warner Robins Air Force Base, a member of Trinity Baptist Church in Montezuma and an Army Veteran of World War II.
Survivors are his wife, Edith Guy Barfield, a son, Virgel James Barfield., both of Oglethorpe; three daughters, Mrs. Maxine Barfield Law, Mrs. Patsy Barfield Stgewart and Mrs. Liz Barfield Tatum, all of Oglethorpe, nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

[Note: James Brown Barfield's parents are buried in Kelley Family Cemetery, both have Obits.]


Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 9, 2000

JAMES LEE BARFIELD

James Lee Barfield, 94, of Rt. 1 Box 34, Ideal, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2000. Funeral services were held Sunday, August 6 at 3 pm in the IDEAL CITY CEMETERY. Rev. Don Mead officiated.
Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Howard Lee Barfield and Annie Belle Kelley Barfield. He was the husband of the late Avarilla Gresham Barfield. He was a self employed famrer and a member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church, and member of the Will Martin Sunday School Class. He also served as a Deacon and a Trustee of the church.
He is survived by his son; Joel Frederick Barfield of Ideal, and Daughter; Mary Ann Barfield McLendon of Athens, Tenn; grandchildren; Mary Ann Layman of Athens, Tn., Andrea Latralle Jones of Greensboro, N.C., Jennifer Leigh Trezek of Acworth, great grandchildren: James Andrew Layman, Ryan Thomas Layman, Elizabeth Ann Layman, all of Athens, Tn., sister: Lillian Barfield Dawkins of Montezuma.
Watson Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 23, 1949

BARFIELD INFANT BURIED MONDAY

Funeral services for Jane Lee Barfield, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Barfield of near Oglethorpe, were held at the Ideal Baptist Church Monday afternoon. She was two weeks old at the time of her death which came Sunday afternoon, June 19.
The Rev. B. T. Peavy, conducted the services with burial in the Ideal Cemetery.
Other survivors include one brother, Joel Barfield and One sister, Mary Ann Barfield, her maternal grandmother, Mrs. W. A. Gresham of Oglethorpe and her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Barfield of Oglethorpe.
Arrangements by Smith Tindol Funeral Service.
[Note: Jane Lee Barfield - Born June 4, 1949 - Died June 19, 1949 is buried in Ideal Cemetery.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 2, 1950

Mrs. Jesse Monroe [Edna R. James] Barfield Obituary

FUNERAL SERVICES CONDUCTED SUN. FOR MRS. EDNA BARFIELD

Funeral services for Mrs. Edna Rosella Barfield, 68 year old resident of Macon County, were conducted at County Line Baptist Church by the Rev. C. J. Goss Sunday afternoon, January 29. Interment was in the church cemetery. Nephews of Mrs. Barfield served as pallbearers.
Born in Macon County on December 12, 1881, the daughter of the late William P. and Sara Barfield James. She passed away on Friday at her residende after an illness of severl months.
She was the wife of the late Jesse Monroe Barfield and is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Robert Hammock of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Claude Greene of Alma; and Mrs. Marvin Hall of Cordele; and one son, Glenn L. Barfield of Chicago, Ill. Also surviving are two brothers, W. G. James of Butler and W. R. James of Ideal.
Smith Tindol Funeral Services was in charge.
[Note: Edna R. James Barfield - Born December 12, 1881 - Died January 27, 1950 is buried in County Line Cemetery beside her husband, Jesse Monroe Barfield [ Feb. 2,1877 - Jan. 5, 1928]


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

GRAVESIDE SERVICES FOR BARFIELD INFANT HELD MONDAY, SEPT. 6.

Graveside services for Jody Seay Barfield, three month old daughter of Earl G. and Elizabeth Peaster Barfield of near Montezuma, were held Monday, September 6th. The baby's death came the preceding day after an illness of a week.
The Rev. Carl J. Ayers officiated at the services and interment was in the Odom Cemetery.
Surviving the baby are her parents, two sisters and three brothers [not named] and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Barfield of Macon and Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Peaster.
Smith Tindol Funeral Service was in charge.
[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in the Odom Cemetery for Jody Seay Barfield Born June 1948 Died September 5, 1948. There are two unmarked childrens graves next to Harrott Peaster Law who was the 1st wife of Phil Peaster who died in Sharpesburg, Va CSA in 1862.]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.     June 23, 1960

 LEMMIE  B. BARFIELD

 LEMMIE BARFIELD BURIED SATURDAY AT PLEASANT GROVE

 Graveside services for Lemmie Barfield of Oglethorpe were held Saturday, June 18, at PLEASANT GROVE CHURCH CEMETERY .  The Rev. Carl Ayers officiated.

 Pallbearers were Maurice Slaton, Lucius Simmons, John G. Simmons, E. C. Raburn, Jr., E. C. Raburn, Sr. and Thomas Perkins.  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 Mr. Barfield, 62 year old native of Macon County, died June 17, 1960.  Survivors include two brothers, B. B. Barfield of Montezuma and Wonzie A. Barfield of Americus ; and a number of nieces and nephews.

 [Note: Lemmie B. Barfield – Born July 26, 1897 – Died June 17, 1960 is buried in Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery ]

[Note:  Lemmie B. Barfield is a son of Barton B. Barfield [ Dec. 8, 1860 – Dec. 31, 1935 ] See his OBIT & Jane [Hill] Barfield [ Jan. 20, 1870 – April 5, 1944 ]


Lewis T. Barfield    [ca. 1845 -  1928] Will probated by Leon McGlamery-Burial-unknown

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. January 11, 1929
CITATION - GEORGIA - MACON COUNTY - To All Whom It May Concern - Leon McGlamery as executor of the Last Will and Testament of L. T. Barfield, deceased, has in due form applied to me for letters of dismission from his said trust, and said application will be heard and passed upon by me at my office on 1st Monday in February next at ten o'clock.
Witness my hand and official signature this January 7, 1929. A.C.Felton, Sr., Ordinary.
[Note: Lewis T. Barfield Co. B. 22nd Ga. Hvy Art. CSA is buried in Mt. Zion Baptist Cemetery NO DATES - He was born about 1845 since he was 14 in the 1860 census, 25/1870 & 55/1900 Census and probably died in late 1928. There is a Will filed in Macon County Probate Office.]


Mrs. Lollie Mae [Partin] Barfield    [b.1881  d. January 1941] Pine Level Cem.-Unmarked

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Jan. 23, 1941
FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. LOLLIE BARFIELD CONDUCTED FRIDAY
Funeral services for Mrs. Lollie Mae Barfield of Montezuma, were conducted at Pine Level Cemetery Friday afternoon, Jan. 17, the Rev. B. A. Pafford officiating. Mrs. Barfield was born in Macon County on March 17, 1881 and had spent her whole life in the county. She died at her home Friday following a short illness.
She is survived by a sister, Miss Jimmie Partin and two sons, Robert Barfield of Montezuma and Claude Barfield of Fort Valley.
Mrs. Edna Reid and Mrs. S. B. Liggin rendered a song service accompanied by Mrs. F. M. Mullino.
The pallbearers were Brown Hicks, Frank Easterlin, Dan Hudson, Harvey Gibbs, Herman Britt and Leonard ______
[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Pine Level Cemetery for Mrs. Lollie Barfield.]
Note: She appears to be the daughter of Robert B. Partin and his wife, Margaret. Born March 17, 1881 and died January 1941. Anyone having mor info on Mrs. Barfield, please respond.


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Dec. 24, 1926

MISS MARY ANN BARFIELD

The many friends here were shocked Friday when they were appraised of the sudden death of Miss Mary Ann Barfield, which occurred at the home of W. L. Barfield in Garden Valley.
The funeral and interment took place Saturday afternoon at the FAMILY CEMETERY near Rogers Mill
Mr. D. C. Smith was in charge of the interment.


Mrs. Mary Lou McGlamery Barfield    [d. July 1982 @ 74 yrs]Mt.Pleasant Bapt.Church Cem.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 8, 1951

FUNERAL SERVICES CONDUCTED THURSDAY FOR MOOD BARFIELD

Funeral services will be held at the graveside today[Thursday] in Pleasant Grove Cemetery for Mood John Barfield, 60, who was found dead at his home near Oglethorpe late Wednesday. The Rev. Carl J. Ayers will officiate.
A Coroner's jury reports that death resulted from natural causes.
Mr. Barfield was a life-long resident of Macon County, having been born here on May 30, 1890, the son of the late Bartow B. and Janie Hill Barfield. He made his home with his brother, Lemmie Barfield and was engaged in farming. He was a veteran of World War 1 and a member of the Reynolds American Legion Post.
Survivors are three brothers, B. B. Barfield of Montezuma, W. A. Barfield of Americus and Lemmie Barfield of Oglethorpe.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Service is in charge.
[Note: Mod J. Barfield - Born May 30, 1890 - Died February 7, 1951 WW1 - is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery beside his brother, Lemmie B. Barfield [July 26, 1897 - June 17, 1960] His father's Obit posted 4-18-1999.

 

From: The Butler Herald, Butler, Ga. March 20, 1888 Abstracted by Marilyn N. Windham

MOOD BARFIELD

Garden Valley - Mr. Mood Barefield died at his home on the 15th inst. Interred in Bethel Cemetery.

[Note: Moody Barfield - Born 1820 Died 1884 [According to the marker placed more recently than 1884. It is a Double Marker including his wife, Sealy Barfield -Born 1825 - Died 1907.

This is VERY CONFUSING. There is NOT a marked grave in Bethel Cemetery in Taylor County for Mood Barfield. YET the marker in LITTLE BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CEMETERY in Macon County says he died in 1884.
Anyone having more info on this, PLEASE RESPOND.


Mrs. Mood J. [Beadie-Badie Barfield] Barfield Obituary

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


FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MRS. BADIE BARFIELD HELD SUNDAY, DEC. 17.

Funeral services for Mrs. Badie [Beedie-] Barfield of near Ideal, were conducted from the Bethlehem Free Will Baptist Church in Taylor County, Sunday afternoon, December 17. The Rev. Mr. Childree officiated and interment was in the church cemetery.
Mrs. Barfield, who was 72 years of age, passed away at a Montezuma hospital Friday night after a short illness.
Born in Taylor County on September 9, 1878, the daughter of the late Owen and Martha Johnson Barfield, the deceased was the wife of the late Mood J. Barfield and made her home with her sons, T. B. & G. C. Barfield near Ideal.
Survivors include her two sons, one daughter, Mrs. Grady Flowers of Ideal; a sister, [can't read the remainder]
[Note: in the 1880 Taylor Co., Ga. census I find: Owen Barfield 55 with wife, Minda [Taunton] Barfield who married in 1870 and they have a 2 year old daughter Beedie.]
[Note: Beadie Barfield - Born 1878 - Died 1950 is buried in Bethlehem Cemetery along with Moody J. Barfield 1876 - 1942]


Nancy Camillar Adams Barfield    [1867 - 1958] Burial location - Not mentioned

Will be added soon.


Macon County Citizen, Oglethorpe, Macon County, Georgia, Friday July 13, 1917 -

Nelson H. Barfield Dead

On Friday afternoon, July 6th, after a long illness Nelson H. Barfield passed away. He was born Nov. 23, 1839, and at the time of his death was 77 years, 7 months, and 13 days old. He was married to Miss Elizabeth Lockwood Sept 27, 1866, she having died on Aug. 7, 1890.

Three daughters were born to Mr. and Mrs. Barfield, Sarah Bell (deceased)m Mrs. G. W. N. Watkins and Miss Bertha Barfield. He had two brothers; one is dead, W. W. Barfield, and one living. A. B. Barfield of Coverdale, Ga., three sisters, one of whom is dead, Miss Sylvania Barfield. The living are Mrs. E.T. Killebren, of Norman Park, Ga., and Mrs. J. D. Newton, of Moultrie, Ga.

Mr. Barfield was a Confederate veteran, having served in the civil war in the Tenth Georgia Battalion in Co. A.

The funeral services were conducted by Rev. D. E. Green at the grave Saturday afternoon and body laid to rest in the presence of a large congregation of relatives and friends.
 


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

ROBERT B. BARFIELD

R. B. Barfield, 57, Former Citizen, Passes At Albany.

The death of Robert B. Barfield, 57, of 314 Society Avenue, Albany, Ga. occurred Saturday, June 30, in Phoebe Putney Hospital of that city.

Mr. Barfield had been in failing health since January. He was born in Macon County in 1898, and formerly lived in Montezuma. He had lived in Albany for the past 10 years and was employed by the J. & J. Furniture Company.

Surviving are his wife, the former Gertrude Bozeman of Fort Valley, and Montezuma; a son, R. G. Barfield of Lakeland, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. J. D. Shiver of Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Claude E. Barfield of Fort Valley; an aunt, Miss Jimmie Partin of Montezuma; and seven grandchildren.

Services were held in the chapel of the Woodall Funeral Home of Albany, with the Rev. Russell Edwards, pastor of the Palmyra Methodist Church, officiating. Graveside services were held at OAK LAWN CEMETERY in Fort Valley, Ga.

[Note: Robert Barfield [November 29, 1898 - June 30, 1956] is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery beside his brother, Claude Barfield [1902 - 1975] and an unmarked infant grave.


Theron Barfield    [1897 - 1959] Bethlehem Cem.-Taylor Co., Ga.
 

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 9, 1961

THOMAS LAFAYETTE BARFIELD

T. L. Barfield, 78, Dies Monday After Long Illness.
Funeral services for Thomas L. Barfield, 78, of Ideal, were held Tuesday at 3 pm in Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church.
Rev. H. H. Gregory and Rev. Bentley Adams officiated and burial was in the BETHLEHEM PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Taylor County. Pallbearers were L. J. Scroggins, Gary Porter, Larry Sanders, Julian Jones, Elvis Smith and William Sanders. Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
A native of Taylor County, Mr. Barfield was a retired farmer. He died Monday after a long illness.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Jessie James of Ideal, and Mrs. Fred Self, Mrs. Oleta Jones and Mrs. N. L. McInvale, all of Thomaston; a son, Jessie B. Barfield of Thomaston; 12 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

[Note: Thomas Lafayette Barfield - BornOctober 1, 1882 - Died February 6, 1961 is buried in Bethlehem Cemetery, 5 mil S, of Potterville, Co., Rd., 185 - Taylor Co., Ga.]


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

 MRS. THOMAS  LAFAYETTE   [Eldora  Theus] BARFIELD

 Funeral services for Dora T. Barfield, 75, who died here Monday, were held Tuesday at Bethlehem Baptist Church,  Elder Bentley Adams officiated and burial was in the BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers were Gary Porter, Gary Self, Larry Sanders, L. J. Scoggins, Alton Phillips and Julian Jones.  

She was a lifelong resident of Taylor County and was a member of Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church .

 Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Fred Self, Mrs. Oletle Jones and Mrs. N. T. McInvale, all of Thomaston, and Mrs. Jesse James of Ideal; one son, Jesse B. Barfield of Thomaston; four sisters, Mrs. P. W. Greer, Mrs. F. S. Jinks and Mrs. Alive Bostick, all of Ideal, and Mrs. J. H. Barfield of Thomaston; three brothers, George Theus and David Theus, both of Butler, Henry Theus of Reynolds; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

 Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Dora Theus Barfield – Born October 10, 1884 – Died August 8, 1960 is buried in Bethlehem Cem., 5 mi. S. of Potterville, Co. Rd. 185. beside her husband, Thomas LaFayette Barfield [Oct. 1, 1882 – Feb. 6, 1961]


W. W. Barfield's Admtrx. Sale    [1898] Wife buried Kelley Family Cem. next to an unmarked adult]


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

WILLIAM CULLEN BARFIELD

Mr. William Cullen Barfield, 81, First Avenue, Byromville, Georgia, died Saturday, January 14, 1995 at his home.
Services were held at 2 pm Monday, January 16, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, Montezuma. The Revs. Cham White and Jeff Overton officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma.
Mr. Barfield, a lifelong resident of Dooly County, was born January 5, 1914. He was a member of Byromville Baptist Church, president and Member of the senior adult Sunday School Class. He was the husband of the late Mary Viola Edwards Barfield and was a retired farmer.
Survivors are a son, David Barfield of Athens, Ga., two sisters, Ione Moore of Unadilla, Annie Loyle Harrison of Cataula, Ga., a brother, Eugene Patrick of Vienna, three grandchildren, Shea, Adam and Allison.

[Note: William Cullen Barfield - Born - January 5, 1914 - Died - January 14, 1995 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery [Section A-3-198] beside his wife, Mary E. Barfield [Sept. 6, 1915 - Jan. 21, 1989] Obit


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 22, 1956

WILLIAM FRANKLIN BARFIELD

Funeral Today For Franklin Barfield, Fourth Wreck Victim.

William Franklin Barfield, 30, died early Wednesday morning in an Americus hospital as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident Sunday night on the Americus-Cordele highway.

Mr. Barfield, a veteran of World War II, was employed at Warner Robins Air Base.

He is survived by his parents, Mrs. and Mrs. Howard Barfield of Ideal, four sisters, Mrs. A. J. Gentry of Reynolds, Mrs. Herbert Phillips of Ideal, Mrs. Fred Souter of Oglethorpe, Mrs. R. R. Dawkins of Ideal; two brothers, Lee Barfield of Oglethorpe and Edward Barfield of Americus.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday [today] at Whitewater Baptist Church with the Rev. U. W. Rollins and the Rev. Carl Ayers officiating. Interment was in the IDEAL CEMETERY. Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: William Franklin Barfield [May 8, 1924 - March 20, 1956] is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his parents, Howard Lee Barfield [1882 - 1976] See Obit & Annie Bell Kelley Barfield [1888 - 1984] Obit


Willard Fletcher Barfield, Sr.    [1883 - 1955] Pine Level Cem.

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

ZARVE BARFIELD

Funeral Services Monday For Zarve Barfield, 82.

Funeral services were conducted Monday, September 4, for Zarve Barfield, 82, who died late Saturday afternoon at a local hospital.

Mr. Barfield, a farmer, making his home at Ideal, was born in Taylor County, the son of the late Moody Barfield and Sealy Barfield, both pioneer citizens of Taylor County.

Survivors are his wife, Mattie Williford Barfield, one daughter, Mrs. H. J. Tarrer of Ideal; and one son, Dewey Barfield.

Services were conducted at the LITTLE BETHEL CHURCH by the Rev. Will Emerson and interment was in the LITTLE BETHEL CEMETERY. The Montezuma Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

[Note: Zarve Barfield [No Dates} is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery beside his wife, Mattie Williford Barfield [5-7-1868 - 8-19-1948] See her Obit.

[Zarve Barfield [b. abt. 1862 d. 9-2-1944]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 26, 1948

Mrs. Zarve [Mattie Williford] Barfield Obituary


MRS. MATTIE BARFIELD PASSES THURSDAY AT AGE OF EIGHTY.

Mrs. Mattie Williford Barfield died at her home in Ideal, Thursday August 19, her death resulting from a heart attack which occurred after an illness of several months.
Mrs. Barfield was born May 7, 1868, the daughter of the late Benjamin and Amanda Pearson Williford. She died at the age of eighty, having lived her entire life around Ideal.
Mrs. Barfield was married to the late Zarve Barfield, who preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. H. J. Tarrer, and one son, Dewey Barfield, both residents of Ideal.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 10, at Little Bethel Baptist Church of which Mrs. Barfield was a member. The Rev. E. L. Jenkins officiated with interment in the church cemetery.
Pallbearers and Honorary Escort - not copied.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Service of Montezuma, in charge.
[Note: Mattie W. Barfield - Born 1868 - Died 1948 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery beside her husband, Zarve Barfield [No Dates on marker] If anyone has any date info on Zarve Barfield, please respond. THANKS.


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

ELBERT MELVIN BARKER

Elbert Melvin Barker, 58, well known Montezuma businessman and church leader, died October 19, 1994 at the Flint River Community Hospital.
Funeral services were held at 2 pm Saturday, October 22, 1994, at Cedar Valley Baptist Church with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. The Rev. Keith Alderman and the Rev. Ralph Price, Jr. officiated.
Mr. Barker, a native of Dooly County, was born October 14, 1936, the son of Mr. Arthur Barker and Mrs. Lillie Lamberth Barker. He had lived in Macon County most of his life, and was the co-owner of Barker Enterprises and a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church, where he served as a Deacon, Assistant Superintendent of the Sunday School Department and a Director of the Training Union Department. He also served for 14 years in the National Guard.
Suyrvivors are his wife, Mrs. Edna Everett Barker of Montezuma; a daughter, Ms. Sylvia Barker of Atlanta; a son, Randall M. Barker of San Diego, California; two brothers, G. C. Barker and Roy Barker, both of Montezuma; three sisters, Mrs. Thelma Barker Williams of Montezuma, Mrs. Juanita Barker Hall of Jacksonville, Florida; Mrs. Joyce Barker Bickley of Marietta and a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Elbert Melvin Barker - Born - October 14, 1936 - Died - October 19, 1994 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery in the 4th Part of Section B - Row 4-65. There is a double headstone for he and his wife, Edna Everett Barker [Born July 9, 1942 - No Death Date]


Elizabeth [Lizy] Barker    [1938 - 1956]  Bertha Dozier Cem.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.   March 22,  1956           

ELIZABETH   [Lizy]   BARKER

Final Rites Held Wednesday For Miss Barker, 18.
Funeral services for Miss Elizabeth Barker, 18, of Montezuma who died in an automobile accident near Americus Sunday, were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the First Methodist Church in Montezuma. The Rev. Louis Gholson and the Rev. H. F. Royce of Griffin, officiated.  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
  Pallbearers included Jack Bartlett, Gerald Abbott, Jimmy Jones, Curlon Lockerman, Lester Cole and Otis Hudson, Honorary pallbearers were Lamar Chapman, Tom Hall, Otto Liggin, William R. Peaster, Jesse Stanley and Arlen Lockerman.
  Miss Barker was a life-long resident of Macon County. She attended Montezuma High School and was employed by Vanta Corp at the time of her death.
  She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Beatrice Lamberth Barker of Montezuma; her father, McArthur Barker of Albany; three sisters, Mrs. Thelma Jordan and Miss Joyce Barker of Montezuma and Mrs. Ray Hall of Jacksonville, Fla.; four brothers, Howard Barker, U.S.Army in France, Melvin Barker, G. C. Barker and Roy Barker of Montezuma.
  Funeral srrangements were under the direction of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home.

[Note: Lizy Elizabeth Barker [February 4, 1938 - March 18, 1956] is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery.]
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. Wednesday, December 23, 1992

WILLIE HOWARD "Pete" BARKER

Willie Howard "Pete" Barker, 62, of 500 Birch Circle, died Tuesday, December 15, in the Spartanburg, S.C. Regional Medical Center.
A native of Montezuma, he was the husband of C. Lillian Hines Barker and the son of the late McArthur and Lillie Lamberth Barker [buried in Bertha Dozier Cem.]. He was a member of Westside Baptist Church where he taught the Men's Adult Sunday School Class. He was retired from the U.S.Army, having served in the Korean and Vietman Wars. He was also retired from Hoeschst Fibers.
Also surviving are a daughter, Laronna Seay of Spartanburg; a son, Joseph Gabriel of Dade City, Florida; three brothers, George, Roy and Melvin Barker, all of Montezuma; three sisters, Thelma Williams of Montezuma, Juanita Hall of Jacksonville, Florida and Joyce Bickley of Marietta; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 am on Thursday, December 17, at the Westside Baptist Church, with the Rev. Eddie Burris and Mr. W. W. Picket, Jr. officiating.
Burial was at te COOLEY SPRINGS BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

[Note: His parents, Lillian Barker [Jan.19,1908 - May 7,1973] Obit & McArthur B.Barker [March 24, 1903 - Nov. 9, 1968] are buried in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY]


Mr. George Barlow    [d. 12-7-1841 A 30 yrs of age - Burial-Unknown

Georgia Messenger 12/9/1841
Died in this city on the 7th inst. Mr. George Barlow, aged about thirty years, a native of Laurens county, but more recently a resident of Macon county.
 


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

MRS. JOHN G. [Sophie Lou Evans] BARKSDALE

Final Rites Held Saturday For Mrs. J. G. Barksdale, 73.
Mrs. Sophie Lou Evans Barksdale passed away at a local hospital Friday, January 16, following several weeks illness. She was 73 years of age and had resided in Macon County for 38 years.
Surivivors include the husband, John G. Barksdale, Sr.; one daughter, Mrs. Coleman Ragin; two sons, John G. Barksdale, Jr. of Americus and Master Sgt Roy Barksdale of Beaufort, S.C.; four sisters, Mrs. M. T. Hood of Florida, Mrs. J. W. Jones, Mrs. John Evans and Mrs. Joe Shockley, all of South Carolina; twn grandchildren; one great grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday, January 17, from the chapel of watson-Mathews Funeral Home with the Rev. L. E. Williams officiating. Burial was in WALLER CEMETERY in Barnesville, at 2:30 p.m. Saturday.


The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. August 22, 1919

DEATH OF H. H. BARNES
Mr. H. H. Barnes, aged 74 years, a resident of the Grangerville District, died Wednesday night and was buried Thursday at the Lutheran Church.
Deceased is survived by three children, Mrs. Dan Williams, Mrs. Charlie Molton and W. H. Barnes. The wife of Mr. Barnes has been dead about three years.
[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for H. H. Barnes, nor do I find him in the printed 1900 census of Macon Co., Ga. BUT I do find Sarah S. Barnes NO Dates - Buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery beside an unmarked adult grave.
Anyone having further info on H. H. Barnes, PLEASE RESPOND.


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

HOWARD GRADY BARNES

Mr. Howard Grady Barnes, a 74 year old retired truick driver, died Friday at the Montezuma Health Care Center after an extended illness.
Graveside services were held at 2 PM Sunday in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY. The Revs. William Toole and James Kimbrell officiated. A native of Macon County, Mr. Barnes lived in Americus for 20 years before moving to Montezuma. He was a member of East Side Baptist Church in Americus.
Survivors include his wife, Eva Mae C. Barnes of Montezuma; two sons, Albert F. Barnes of Oglethorpe and Mack Howard Barnes of Americus; a daughter, Doretta Taylor of Americus; three brothers, Milton James Barnes of Camilla and David Barnes of Richmond, Va.; a sister, Mary Etta Harden of Americus; 11 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Active pallbearers were Bobby Barnes, Joey Barnes, Rodney Barnes, Wayne Barnes, Jerry Taylor and richard Taylor.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Howard Grady Barnes - Born October 12, 1912 - Died March 20, 1987 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside Eva Mae Cromer Barnes [Jan. 2, 1915 - March 8, 1988
Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 29, 1987


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Oct. 2, 1952

JAMES A. BARNES, FORMER RESIDENT, DIES IN ACCIDENT.

J. A. Barnes, a former resident of Montezuma, was killed Friday night, September 26, when the pickup truck he was driving collided with a gas tank truck, one-half mile south of Oglethorpe, according to a report from highway patrolmen.
Funeral services for Mr. Barnes, who resided at 301 East Hill Street, Americus, were conducted Monday afternoon at 3 pm at the First Baptist Church there. The Revs. C. H. Hornsby, D. L. Kight, C. T. Russell and R. C. Brown officiated and interment was in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
Pallbearers and honorary escort not copied.
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Etta Ethridge Barnes; four sons, Milton Barnes, Monroe Barnes of Americus; Howard Barnes of Oglethorpe and David Barnes of U.S.Navy; three daughters, Mrs. J. D. Decker, Mrs. J. W. Coe and Mrs. J. C. Harden, all of Americus; two brothers, W. C. Barnes of Americus and W. D. Barnes of Oglethorpe; three sisters, Mrs. Annie Mae Kitchens and Mrs. Willie B. McElhenny of Americus and Mrs. Homer Hutto of Warner Robins and nine grandchildren.
Mr. Barnes, who was born in Macon County, moved to Americus from Montezuma last year. He made his home here for about a year during which time he was employed by a local furniture company.
[Note: James A. Barnes - Born July 20, 1886 - Died September 26, 1952 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Etta B. Barnes [1893-1976]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 4, 1948

REMAINS FOUND; RITES FOR W. J. BARNES, SUNDAY

Final rites for William Jefferson Barnes of near Byromville, will be held Sunday morning at Cedar Valley Baptist Church. The Rev. U. A. Musselwhite will officiate and interment will be in the churchyard.
Mr. Barnes, seventy-three, was born in North Georgia on September 24, 1874. He had made his home with his sister, Mrs. Lester Raper, near Byromville, for the past fourteen years. Other survivors are two brothers, N. J. Barnes and Henry Barnes, both of Kingston and several nieces and nephews.
Having disappeared from his home on June 29th. Mr. Barnes had not been seen since that time until his skull and several bones were discovered by two hunters Saturday, about four hundred yards back of his home in a wooded area. By chance, the woods had burned the preceding day and the bones could easily be seen.
Personal effects and clothing made identification positive. It is presumed that he died of natural causes.
[Note: William J. Barnes - Born 9-24-1874 - Died Abt June 29, 1948 is buried in Cedar Valley Cemetery] However, his marker reads: [1880 - 1947] according to the "Cemeteries of Macon County" - this obit changes those dates.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 14, 1943

WILSON H. BARNES

Wilson H. Barnes Dies In Americus, Buried At Pine Level.

Funeral services were held Thursday morning, October 7th, at 11 o'clock at the Pine Level Methodist Church for Wilson H. Barnes, former Macon County resident, who died Tuesday evening at his home in Americus.

Mr. Barnes who was 81 years old, had lived in Americus for 16 years. He had been a farmer. After services conducted by the Rev. John D. Zeigler of Oglethorpe and the Rev. Schley Willis of Americus, his body was interred in the churchyard. [PINE LEVEL CEMETERY]

He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J. T. Kitchens, Mrs. W. B. McLaney of Americus and Mrs. W. H. Hutto of Wellston; and three sons, W. C. Barnes and J. A. Barnes of Americus and W. J. Barnes of Oglethorpe.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Pine Level Cemetery for Wilson H. Barnes] He was married 12-2-1884 in Macon County Bk"C" to Margaret Langley. In the 1900 Macon Co., Ga. Census, Wilson H. Barnes was 37, his wife, Margaret Langley Barnes was 45 and they had 6 children living with them in addition to Margaret's Mother, Amanda Langley.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 6, 1985

WALTER ALTON BARR, SR. [Picture]

Services Held For Walter Alton Barr, Sr., 74 of Marshallville.
Walter Alton Barr, Sr., 74, died Thursday after a brief illness. Funeral services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Marshallville United Methodist Church. Officiating were the Rev. C. H. Donaldson, Rev. Phillip Thomason and the Rev. Danny Barton. Burial was in the MARSHALLVILLE CITY CEMETERY.
Mr. Barr, a native of Rex, Ga., had lived in Marshallville for the past 46 years. He operated the Barr Hardware and other businesses prior to his retirement. He was a former President of the Farm Bureau, had served on the City Council for Marshallville, and was a member of the Kiwanis Club. A member of the United Methodist Church, he served on the board and was active in the Mens Bible Class.
He is survived by his wife, Rosalyn Shepard Barr; a son, Alton Barr, Jr.; two daughters, Mrs. Kay Shepard of Hazlehurst, Mrs. Judy Boyette of Blackshear; three brothes, H. D. Barr of Marshallville, C. F. Barr of Warner Robins, J. R. Barr of Macon; two sisters, Mrs. Maylise White, Mrs. Cugette Christopher both of Warner Robins; six grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Jeff White, Hugh Barr, Bruce Barr, Bill Barr, Tony Barr, Lee Shepard.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Walter Alton Barr - Born July 18, 1911 - Died October 31, 1985 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside his wife, Rosyln S. Barr [b.6-22-1918 - No Death Date at time of Cem.Survey but she is since then, deceased.]


Charlie Franklin Barrett    [1887 - 1960]    Bertha Dozier Cem.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  April 29, 1971

MRS. CHARLIE F.[Pearl  Coltrane] BARRETT

Mrs. Pearl C. Barrett
  Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Coltrane Barrett, 80, of Montezuma were held Monday, April 26, from the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.  Rev. Randle Rivers and Mrs. Glenn Spivey officiated.  Serving as pallbearers were Marvin Edwards, Jim Taylor, Wallace Britt, W. E. Arrington, Leonard Beavers, Phil Addy, Willard Nelson and Wayne Shannon.
  Mrs. Barrett passed away April 24, 1971 after a lengthy illness.  She was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist  Church and had lived here for forty-two years.
  She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Tate Satterfield of Forest Park, Mrs. John Baggett of Byromville and Mrs. H. G. Wells of Montezuma; three sons, Henry Barrett of Marshallville, Charlie Barrett of Montezuma and Albert Barrett of Preston, Ga.; one sister, Miss Nettie Coltrane of Rising Fawn, Ga.; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren also survive.
  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Pearl C. Barrett  -  Born April 30, 1890  -  Died April 24, 1971 is buried in BERTHA DOZIER CEMETERY beside her husband, Charlie F. Barrett [January 19, 1887  -  December 10, 1960]  See his Obit.
 


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

CLIFFORD BARRETT FUNERAL NOTICE -

Funeral services for Clifford Barrett, 42, of Montezuma, who died Tuesday, October 21, at his residence after a sudden illness, were held Wednesday in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.
The Rev. Emory Gilbert officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY - Montezuma.
Pallbearers - not copied.
Mr. Barrett was a lifelong resident of Macon County.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Charlie F. Barrett, Sr., of Montezuma; three brothers, Charlie F. Barrett, Jr. of Montezuma, Albert Barrett of Preston and Henry Barrett of Marshallville; three sisters, Mrs. Glenn Wells and Mrs. John Baggett, both of Montezuma and Mrs. Tate Satterfield of Forest Park.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.
[Note: Clifford Barrett - Born August 3, 1927 - Died October 20, 1969 is buried in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery beside Albert Barrett [June 9, 1924 - April 11, 1989]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  May 23, 1957

DIANNE   LYNN   BARRETT  Infant Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Barrett of Preston

Barrett Infant Buried in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery.
Funeral services were held from Preston Baptist Church Sunday for Dianne Lynn Barrett, three months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Barrett of Preston who died early Sunday morning after a short illness.
The Rev. T. C. Burrell of Preston officiated and interment was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma.
The infant's father was reared in Macon County and attended the Montezuma School.  Mrs. Barrett is the former Evelyn Kisor of Preston.
Survivors in addfition to the parents are a brother, David B. Barrett of Preston; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Will Kisor of Preston, Paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie  F. Barrett of Marshallville.
Reese Park Chapel of Americus was in charge of arrangements.

[Note:  Dianne Lynn Barrett  -  Born February 16, 1957  -  Died May 19, 1957 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her parents and grandparents.]
 
 

Henry Ire Barrett    [1914 - 1994] Marshallville Cem.

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

HENRY IRE BARRETT, 80, of Route 1, Marshallville, died Friday, June 24, in Flint River Community Hospital, Montezuma, Ga.
Services were held at 3 pm Sunday, June 26, in the First Baptist Church, Marshallville. Entombment followed in Marshallville City Cemetery. The Revs. Kenneth Thompson and Dennis Lanning officiated.
Mr. Barrett, a native of Dawson County, Georgia, was born June 14, 1914, the son of Charlie Franklin Barrett and Pearl Coltrane Barrett. He was a retired farmer, a member of the First Baptist Church, Marshallville, a member of the Farm Bureau and had resided in Marshallville since 1929. He was the husband of the late Willie Mae Johnson Barrett.
Survivors are a son, Roy L. Barrett of Marshallville, two sisters, Mrs. Irene Wells and Mrs. Ruby Baggett, both of Montezuma, three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma, Ga. was in charge.
[Note: Henry Ire Barrett - Born June 14, 1914 - Died June 24, 1994 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside his wife, Willie Mae Johnson Barrett [1908-1993]


Mrs. Henry Ire [Willie Mae Johnson] Barrett    [1908 - 1993] Marshallville Cem.

Will be added soon.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 25, 1961

WILLIAM THOMAS BARRETT

W. T. Barrett, 49, Passes After Long Illness: Rites Sunday.
Final rites for William Thomas Barrett, 49, of Montezuma, who died Saturday at a local hospital after a lengthy illness, were held Sunday in the chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home. The Rev. Otho Pirkle and the Rev. C. C. Edmundson officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Pallbearers Not - Copied.
Before his illness, Mr. Barrett was employed by Norris Cattle Company.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Pearl C. Barrett of Montezuma; one daughter, Mrs. Ed Richardson of Reynolds; one son, Tommy Barrett of Macon, one step-daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Norris of Macon; three sisters, Mrs. Ora Satterfield, Mrs. John Baggetrt and Mrs. H. G. Wells, all of Montezuma; four brothers, Charlie Barrett, Jr. and Clifford Barrett, both of Montezuma, Henry Barrett of Marshallville and Elbert Barrett of Preston and three grandchildren.

[Note: William Thomas Barrett - Born July 21, 1912 - Died January 20, 1962 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery]


E. E. Barrow    [1860 - 1913] Marshallville Cem.

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. January 10, 1913
Found in: "LOCAL NEWS" front page: Mr. E. E. Barrow died at his home near Plantsville, after a long and painful illness. He was 64 years of age and had spent 35 years in this county.
[Note: E. E. Barrow - Born November 21, 1860 - Died January 5, 1913 is buried in Marshallville beside his wife, Julia Francis, wife of E. E. Barrow [Oct. 23,1862 - Jan. 22,1923]


Rosa Barrow    [1879 - 1885]  Burial - unknown

Abstracted by Marilyn N. Windham From: THE BUTLER HERALD - Butler, Ga. January 12, 1886
IN MEMORIAM - Little Rosa, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Barrow of Macon County, was born November 25, 1879 and died August 30, 1885.
[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" or in "Cemeteries of Taylor County" for little Rosa.


OBITS     FOR     JUNE     2003

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

HENRY     CALVIN     BARTLETT

H. C. Bartlett, 60, Dies Unexpectedly At Taylor’s Mill

  Funeral services for Henry Calvin Bartlett, 60, of Taylor’s Mill, were held Sunday at Mt. Olive Baptist Church with the Rev. G. F. Hollimon officiating, assisted by the Rev. E. M. Clapp and the Rev. Warren Owens.  Burial was in the MT. OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY [Taylor Co.]

  A native of Taylor County, Mr. Bartlett died unexpectedly October 15.  He was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Henrietta Blair Bartlett; two sons, James Calvin Bartlett of Macon and Paul Bartlett of U.S.Army in Korea; four daughters, Mrs. Blanche Perkins, Mrs. Doris Parker, Mrs. Lillie Hobbs and Miss Beatrice Bartlett all of Reynolds, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Bartlett of Reynolds and several sisters.

  Goddard Funeral Home was in charge of Arrangements.

 [Note: Henry Calvin Bartlett  - Born September 5, 1898 – Diec October 15, 1958 is buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery, Potterville, Ga. beside his wife, Hennie Blair Bartlett [Dec. 28, 1898 – Jan. 14, 1974]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 19, 1961

JOHN WESLEY BASS

Funeral Services Held Monday For J. W. Bass, 84.

Funeral services for John Wesley Bass, 84, of Oglethorpe, were held at 3 pm Monday at the Smith Tindol Funeral Home chapel. He died Sunday morning at a local hospital.
Rev. F. M. York and Rev. H. H. Sheppard officiated, with burial following in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were Harevey Mathis, Dave English, John T. Bryan, Archie Hill, Carl Stafford and James Bentley. Honorary pallbearers were Julian Webb, Johnny Williams, Spec English, Glenn Smith, Melvin Brown and Gene Stafford.
Mr. Bass was a member of the Snowhill Baptist Church in Laurens County and a Woodman of the World. He had lived in Oglethorpe since 1923.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. E. A. Gibson of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Aris Perry of Americus; a son, Marshall Bass of Atlanta; a sister, Mrs. J. W. Myers of Dublin; two grandsons; a granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

[Note; I do NOT find a marked grave for John Wesley Bass in Oglethorpe Cemetery Born about 1877 - Died January 15, 1961]
 


Citizens & Georgian = Montezuma, Ga. May 11, 1961

MRS. WILLIE [Peaster] BASS

Mrs. Willie Bass, Decatur Resident, Buried Here Monday.
Funeral services for Mrs. Willie Bass, 58, were held Monday in the First Baptist Church, Montezuma, with the Rev. Kenneth Craig, Rev. Otho Pirkle and Rev. C. G. Ward officiating. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY with Smith Tindol Funeral Home in charge.
Mrs. Bass made her home in Decatur.
Active pallbearers included James Peaster, Thomas Peaster, Bennie Peaster, Travis Peaster, Billy Peasater and Allen Payne.
Honorary pallbearers were Hollis Lockerman, Bryant Peavy, P. G. Poteet, Joe Lacey, Herman Bartlett, Jack Bartlett, G. W. Wall, C. E. Jackson, Ted Peaster, Joseph Youngblood, William Robert Peaster and J. W. Hutto.
Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. W. H. Mathis of Decatur, Mrs. William H. Smith of Albany, Mrs. Farris Baretlett of Abilene, Texas and Mrs. James Wright of Columbus; three brothers, W. H. Peaster of Montezuma, Jake Peaster of Columbus and Jamie Peaster of Savannah, and several grandchildren.

[Note: Willie P. Bass - Born July 4, 1902 - Died May 5, 1961 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery.]


Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 11, 1952

WILLIAM J. BASS DIES SUDDENLY

William Johnson Bass, 64, died of a heart attack at his home in Oglethorpe on Tuesday evening, Sept. 9, at 7:30 o'clock.
He was born in Lancaster, S. C. the son of Andrew and Mrs. Bass, and had lived in Oglethorpe for 2 years, coming here from Waldo, Fla.
He was employed by Seaboard Airline Railroad for 43 years, having retired six years ago.
Survivors include his wife, the former Claudia Streetman of Oglethorpe; one son, Major Andrew Johnson Bass, stationed in Germany; four daughters, Mrs. P. L. Thomas of Columbia, S.C., Mrs. M. M. Lord of Orlando, Fla, Mrs. Robert Lewis of Montezuma, Mrs. Allen Williams of Oglethorpe; Mother, Mrs. A. J. Bass of Helena; one brother, J. E. Bass of Helena; five grandchildren; a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrnagements are incomplete at this time, pending the arrival of the son from Germany, but will be announced later by Smith-Tindol Funeral Service.
[Note: William Johnson Bass - Born april 10, 1888 - Died September 9, 1952 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside is his wife, Claudie Streetman bass [1899-1984]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  March 14, 1984

 MRS. WILLIAM JOHNSON [Claudia  Streetman] BASS

 Mrs. Claudia Streetman Bass, age 84, of Oglethorpe, Ga. died Saturday, March 10, 1984, in the Montezuma Health Care Center.  Funeral services were held at 3 pm Sunday, March 11, in the Oglethorpe United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jack McCollough and Pastor John Lingle officiated.  Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS.

  Mrs. Bass, the daughter of W. H. Streetman and Minnie Lee Brown Streetman, was born August 3, 1899 in Taylor County, Ga. She lived in Oglethorpe for the past 36 years and was a member of Oglethorpe United Methodist Church. Shge was a former Sunday School Superintendent in the Methodist Church in Waldo, Florida.  She was a practical nurse, a member of the Order of The Eastern Star, and a past Worthy Matron.

  Survivors are 2 daughters, Mrs. Georgia L. Josey of Moantezuma, Mrs. Louise Williams of Oglethorpe, a sister, Mrs. W. B. Haynes of Fitzgerald; two brothers, Perry Streetman of Ellaville, Rogers Streetman of Ideal; six grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; four great,great grandchildren.

  Pallbearers - Not Copied.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note:  Claudia Streetman Bass  -  Born August 3, 1899  -  March 10, 1984 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, William John Bass  [4-10-1888  -  9-9-1952] See his Obit.


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

A. P. BATEMAN

A. P. Bateman, 73, Buried Sunday.

Funeral services were held in Waynesboro, Ga. on Sunday, March 25, for A. P. Bateman, 73, who died at the Veterans Hospital in Atlanta on Friday night after an illness of several days. Mr. Bateman had made his home in Montezuma for over thirty years, operating a market and grocery store for a number of years. He was a veteran of the SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR. Mr. Bateman was buried in the family lot in Waynesboro.

Survivors include his wife of Americus; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Hews, also of Americus, Miss Roberta Bateman of New York City and several nieces and nephews.


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

CLIFFORD SCOTT BATTLES

Clifford Scott Battles, age 15, of Oglethorpe, Georgia died Friday, November 18, 1983, as a result of a motorcycle accident on Pine Level Road.
Funeral services were held in Mt Pisgah Baptist Church Sunday, November 20, with burial in the MT PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. The Rev. Jesse G. Springer officiated.
Scott was a tenth grade student at Macon County High School. He was born October 31, 1968 in Chatsworth, Georgia, and a member of Tabernacle Methodist Church.
Survivors are his father, Marion C. Battles of Oglethorpe; his mother, Corliss W. Battles of Marietta, Ga.; 2 brothers, Ronald Battles and Jeffrey Battles, both of Oglethorpe; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Girthlee Battles of Chatsworth, Georgia; maternal grandfather, Walter West of Lancaster, S. C.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 

Submitted by Helen Hudson of Perry, Ga. for posting on the Macon County Website.
THANKS, Helen

Just realized that you do not have this one that I can find.


B. R. Batton    [1845 - 1912] Reynolds-Batton Family Cemetery

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. July 5, 1912
MR. B. R. BATTON DIES - We regreat exceedingly to hear of the death last week of Mr. B. R. Batton, near Montezuma. Mr. Batton has long been a citizen of the county and lived for ___ years on this side of the river, close to this place and has many friends here who mourn his departure.
[Note: B. R. Batton - Born October 11, 1845 - Died June 20, 1912 is buried in the Reynolds-Batton Family Cemetery, located about 1 1/2 miles west of Hwy 128, on Co. Rd. 56. Abandon and very difficult to find.] The markers are hard to find and read, anyone having a complete list of those buried here, PLEASE RESPOND.

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

CHARLIE BATTON

Charlie Batton, 74, of Griffin, Ga. died Sunday, September 11, 1983.
Graveside services were held Wednesday at 11 am. from HASTINGS FUNERAL HOME IN GRIFFIN.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Barron Cummings of Griffin and Mrs. Russ DeCarlo of Annadale, Va.; one son, Steve Batton of Griffin; and one sister, Mrs. Lois Batton Bush of Montezuma; one brother, John Batton of Fort Valley; and two sister-in-law, Mrs. Faustine Batton and Mrs. Sam Batton of Montezuma.


John B. Batton    [1878 - 1939] Oglethorpe Cem.

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Sept. 21,1939

LAST RITES FOR JOHN B. BATTON, 61.

Funeral services were conducted at the Montezuma Funeral Home Wednesday morning for J. B. Batton, 61, prominent Macon County farmer, whose death occurred at his home near here Tuesday following an illness of several months.
Mr. Batton was a native to Macon County, the son of the late Rudolph Bryant Batton and Matilda Reynolds Batton of Oglethorpe, pioneer citizens of the county. His entire life was spent in Oglethorpe and Montezuma and he was active in all phases of civic life. He was a life-long member of the Baptist Church.
The services were conducted by his pastor, the Rev. C. A. Forrester of Monticello, assisted by the Rev. D. D. Harris of Mercer University of Macon.
The interment was in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Janie Joiner of Oglethorpe; two daughters, Mrs. Guy Bush and Miss Frances Batton of Montezuma; four sons: Bryant Batton, Tax Receiver of Macon County; Sam Batton and John B. Batton, Jr. of Montezuma, and Charlie Batton of Griffin; two sisters, Mrs. C. F. Williams of Montezuma and Mrs. R. J. Brooks of Baxley; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers and honorary escort - not copied.
[Note: John B. Batton Born 1878 - Died 1939 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside Janie F. Batton [ 1881 - 1966]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.   December 8, 1966

MRS. JOHN B. [Janie  Joiner] BATTON, Sr.    

MRS. J. B. BATTON PASSES MONDAY; RITES ON WEDNESDAY.
  Mrs. Janie Joiner Batton passed away Monday, December 5, 1966 at a local hospital.  Mrs. Batton, 85 years of age, was a life-long resident of Macon County and a member of the Salem Baptist Church.
  Mrs. Batton is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Guy Bush of Montezuma and Mrs. S. B. Bush, Jr. of Albany; three sons, Sam Batton of Montezuma, Charlie Batton of Griffin, Ga. and John B. Batton, Jr. of Fort Valley; 12 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren.
  Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 7, at the First Baptist Church in Montezuma with the Rev. C. G. Ward officiating.  Interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Janie F. Batton   -  "Mother"   Born   -  1881  -  Died 1966 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemeterry beside her husband, John B, Batton  "Father"  [1878  -  1939]  See his obit 


William Bryant Batton    [1903 - 1953] Felton Cem.

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Nov. 5, 1953

FINAL RITES SUNDAY FOR WM. BRYANT BATTON

Funeral services for William Bryant Batton, prominent resident of Montezuma who died suddenly in a Montezuma hospital Friday, October 30, were held Sunday afternoon at 3:00 at the Montezuma Baptist Church with the Rev. C. G. Ward officiating. Interment was in the Felton Cemetery.
A lifelong resident of Macon County, he was the son of Janie Joiner Batton and the late John B. Batton. He was married to the former Faustine Joiner.
He was a member of the Montezuma Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and had held public office in Macon County for a number of years.
Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Mrs. James B. Jones of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; one son, William Edwin Batton of Montezuma; his mother, two sisters, Mrs. S. B. Bush, Jr. and Mrs. Guy Bush of Montezuma, three brothers, Sam Batton of Montezuma; Charlie Batton of Griffin; and John B. Batton, Jr. of Fort Valley and four grandchildren.
Active pallbearers and a very long list of honorary-not copied.
[Not: William Bryant Batton - Born August 23, 1903 - Died October 30, 1953 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Faustine Joiner Batton [1900 - 1988]

Infant Dorothy Beals    [1908 - 1908] Oglethorpe Cem.

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. June 29, 1908

DEATH OF LITTLE GIRL - Dorothy, the infant daughter of Rev. and Mrs. M. F. Beals, died Tuesday night at the Methodist Parsonage, after an attack of peritonitis, following acute bronchitis.
The funeral occurred Wednesday afternoon in the Oglethorpe Cemetery. The bereaved parents have the deep sympathy of a host of sorrowing friends.
[Not: Dorothy Mae Beals - Born February 16, 1908 - Died June 16, 1908 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 29, 1960

HENRY CLAYTON BEAMON, JR.

Funeral Services Held Friday For Clay Beamon, 2.
Henry Clayton Beamon, 2 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Beamon, Sr., died early thursday at a local hospital following a short illness.
Born in Dawson, Ga., he had lived in Montezuma most of his life.
In addition to his parents, survivors include his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Oglesby of Americus and paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Beamon of Leesburg.
Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the First Baptist Church of Montezuma with the Rev. C. G. Ward and the Rev. Otho Pirkle officiating. Interment followed in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Not Copies. Smith-Tiondol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Henry Clayton Beamon, Jr. Born September 19, 1958 - Died December 22, 1960 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cem.]
 


BEARDEN

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

HOMER GLENN BEARDEN

Funeral Services Held Monday For Homer G. Bearden
Funeral services for Homer Glenn Bearden, 47, who died Saturday at an Americus hospital after a long illness, were held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Ideal Baptist Church. The Rev. H. H. Gregory, pastor, officiated and burial was in the IDEAL CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were: David Childs, W. O. Childs, J. L. Turner, Larry Turner, Fred Gilbert and James Robinson.
Mr. Bearden was a life long resident of Ideal, and was a member of the Ideal Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Otha Womack Bearden of Ideal; a daughter, Mrs. Cleve Brown of Americus, father, Joseph Marion Bearden of Ideal, a sister, Mrs. Bobbie Ivey of Ideal; four brothers, J. T. Bearden of Griffin and Ideal; Wallace Bearden of Shaw Air Force Base, Sumter S.C.; Lester Bearden of Warner Robins, Maurice Bearden of Bonaire and three grandchildren.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Homer G. Bearden - Born February 23, 1912 - Died March 7, 1959 is buried in Ideal Cemetery]




Joseph Marion Bearden    [1880 - 1961] Ideal Cem.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 2, 1961

JOSEPH MARION BEARDEN

Joseph M. Bearden, 81, Dies Following Stroke Tuesday.
Joseph M. Bearden, 81 year old resident of Ideal, died Tuesday at the Americus-Sumter County Hospital, having suffered a stroke earlier in the day. He had been in declining health for several years.
Funeral arrangements are incomplete, pending communication with his son, Sgt. Wallace Bearden, stationed in London, England.
Born in Lowe Community, the son of the late John Wesley and Sara Cloud Bearden, Mr. Bearden had lived his entire life in Macon County. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Ideal Baptist Church.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. B. W. Ivey of Ideal; four sons, J. T. Bearden of Griffin, Lester Bearden of Perry, Maurice Bearden of Bonaire and Sgt. Wallace Bearden; one sister, Mrs. Nina Harris of Atlanta; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Smith Tindol Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements which have been tentatively set for Thursday.

[Note: Joseph Marion Bearden - Born January 28, 1880 - Died October 31, 1961 is buried in IDEAL CEMETERY beside his wife, Janie Williams Bearden [3-18-1888 - 1-1-1937] See her obit.

added 3/24/2004


Mrs. Joseph Marion [Janie Williams] Bearden    [1888 - 1937] Ideal Cem.

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Jan.7,1937

MRS. JANIE BEARDEN; BELOVED IDEAL WOMAN PASSED TO REWARD.

Ideal, Ga. - Jan 5 - Mrs. Janie Bearden died at her home near Ideal, January 1, 1937.
Mrs. Bearden was the daughter of Thomas Williams and the late Mrs. Emma Susan Lockwood Williams of near Ideal and a granddaughter of the late Billie Lockwood and Polly Childs Lockwood on whose estate the town of Ideal is located.
Mrs. Bearden had lived all her life in and around Ideal, and wad known and loved by everybody who lived in the community. she was an active member of Ideal baptist church and will long be remembered for her kind acts of charity throughout the community.
More - not copied.
She is survived by her husband, J.M. Bearden and six children: J.T.Bearden of Waverly Hall; Lester Bearden of Brunswick ad Homer Bearden and Maurice Bearden of ___ and one daughter, Moselle; others too difficult to read.
[Note: Janie Williams Bearden - Born March 18, 1888 - Died January 1, 1937 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, Joseph marion Bearden [1880-1961]


Mrs. Kelley Lester [Edyth Hobbs] Bearden    [1917 - 1991]  Oglethorpe Cem.
 

Kelley Lester Bearden    [1907 - 1991] Oglethorpe Cem. Both Killed Auto Accident
 
Kenneth Felton Bearden    [1946 - 1956] Oglethorpe Cem.

Newspaper Unknown - June 1998 - From Guelda's Macon County Obit Collection

LESTER "DOC" BEARDEN

Lester "Doc" Bearden, 82, Ideal, passed away Tuesday, June 9, 1998. Funeral services were held Thursday, June 11, at 2:30 pm in Whitewater Baptist Church. Burial followed in LOCKWOOD -IDEAL CEMETERY in Ideal. Rev. Kevin Cone and Rev. David Baker officiated.
Born in Macon County, he was retired project engineer from the Department of Transportation with over 30 years of service. He attended Whitewater Baptist Church. He was a WWII Veteran serving in the army.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Benton Bearden of Ideal; one brother, Wallace Bearden of Tallahassee, Florida, and one sister, Mozell Ivey of Indian Springs, Georgia.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Lester "Doc" Bearden, WWII - Born 1915 - Died June 9, 1998 is buried in Ideal Cemetery ]
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  August 8, 1974

MAURICE   W.   BEARDEN

Bonaire - Maurice W. Bearden, 51, died Wednesday at his residence after an apparent heart attack.  Funeral services were held Friday in the chapel of Christopher-Smith Funeral Home of Warner Robins.  Burial was in LOCKWOOD CEMETERY in IDEAL.
  Mr. Bearden, a native of Ideal, had lived in Bonaire for 17 years.  He retired three weeks ago from Robins Air Force Base and was a Baptist.
  Survivors include his wife, Mrs.Onida E. Bearden of Bonaire; a son, David M. Bearden of Bonmaire, a daughter, Mrs. David C. Thompson of Milledgeville; three brothers, J. T. Bearden of Indian Springs, Wallace Bearden of Tallahassee, Fla, and Lester Bearden of Mableton; and a sister, Mrs. Bob Ivey of Indian Springs.

[Note:  Maurice W. Bearden  -  Born August 13, 1922  -  Died July 31, 1974  Tech 4 U.S.Army - is buried in Ideal Cemetery.]
 


MRS. THOMAS H. [Barbara Nell Underwood] BEARDEN

The Daily Sun, Warner Robins, Houston County, Georgia Thursday October 18, 1990

BARBARA NELL BEARDEN
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in Southside Baptist Church for Barbara Nell Bearden, 42, of 515 S. Pleasant Hill Drive, who died Wednesday at a local hospital. The Revs. Jerry Walls, Mike Campbell and Randel Nash will officiate. Burial will be in Magnolia Park Cemetery.
Mrs. Bearden, a native of Montezuma, had lived in Warner Robins for the past 8 years, moving from Macon. She was a co-owner of Bearden Upholstery, She was a member of Southside Baptist Church, where she sang in the adult choir, was a member of the Joy Sunday School class and the Awana Club.
Survivors include her husband, Thomas H. Bearden of Warner Robins; her mother, Nell Underwood of Montezuma; and three brothers, Billy Underwood of Rome, Mike Underwood of Atlanta, and Joe Underwood of Montezuma.
McCullough Funeral Home is in chare of arrangements.
Family will receive friends at McCullough Funeral Home from 7 until
9 p.m. Thursday.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Southside Baptist Church Mission Fund in honor of Mrs. Bearden.


Abraham Leonard "Bud" Beavers    [1925 - 1990] Marshallville Cem.


Obit furnished by his wife, Annelle C. Beavers.

MR. ABRAHAM LEONARD BEAVERS, 64, DIED SUNDAY

Mr. Abraham Leonard "Bud" Beavers, 64, of Marshallville, Georgia died Sunday, June 17, 1990 in the V. A. Hospital, Dublin, Georgia.
Funeral services were held at 2 pm Monday, June 18, in the Marshallville Baptist Church with the Revs. Kenny Thompson and Danny Barton officiating. Burial was in the Marshallville City Cemetery.
Mr. Beavers, a native of Dooly County, was born August 18, 1925, the son of Otha Beavers and Nancy Shugart Beavers. He had resided in Marshallville since 1946 and was a retired civil service employee from Warner Robins Air Force Base. He was a member and Deacon of the Marshallville Baptist Church. He was retired from the Georgia National Guard and an Army Veteran of World War II.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Annelle Crowe Beavers of Marshallville; two daughters, Mrs. Brenda B. Duke of Fort Valley; Mrs. Connie B. Haugabook of Montezuma; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Houston of Newnan, Ga. four grandchildren, Joseph Duke, Brandi Haugabook, Cheney Haugabook & John Leonard Haugabook.
Pallbearers and honorary escort - not copied.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.
[Note: Leonard Bud Beavers - Born August 18, 1925 - Died June 17, 1990 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery.]


Donnie Leonard Beavers    [1947 - 1969] Marshallville Cem.


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

DONNIE L. BEAVERS, 21, KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT

Services for Donnie Leonard Beavers, 21, who was killed in an automobile accident Sunday in Rockledge, Ga. were held at 11 am Wednesday in Marshallville Baptist Church.
The Rev. James Teresi officiated with burial in the Marshallville Cemetery.
Mr. Beavers was a native of Macon County and was a member of Marshallville Baptist Church. He had served two tours in Vietnam.
Survivors include his mother, Mrs. Betty Ann Jackson/Beavers/Day/[now Sullivan] of Macon[now Perry]; his father, Max Beavers of Marietta; a sister, Judy Beavers of Ft. Valley; two brothers, Kenneth A. Beavers and Danny C. Beavers [twin of Donnie], both of Macon; and his grandmother, Mrs. Glenn [Christine Newberry Jackson] Smith of Oglethorpe.
[Note: Donnie L. Beavers - Born October 18, 1947 - Died September 21, 1969 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside his father, Max Clyde Beavers [[1928 - 1987]


Johnnie Allen Beavers    [d. Jan. 3, 1968  @ 51 yrs] Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cem.near Vienna

Will be added soon.
 


Karen Melinda Beavers    [1970 - 1970] Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cem. near Vienna

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

 KAREN MELINDA BEAVERS, Infant Daughter

 Graveside services for Karen Melinda Beavers, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Beavers of Vienna , were held Janruary 23, 1970 at the MT.  VERNON   BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY near Vienna .  Rev. J. P. Farrow officiated.

 The baby was born January 20th in the Americus Sumter County Hospital and died January 21st.

 She is survived by, other than her parents, one brother, Scott Beavers, age three, Maternal grandparents are Mrs. J. W. Middlebrooks and the late Mr. Middlebrooks of Montezuma.  Paternal grandparents are Mrs. Johnny Beavers and the late Mr. Beavers of Vienna .

 Bowen Everett Funeral Home of Vienna was in charge of arrangements.


Otha Leonard Beavers    [1885 - 1956] Marshallville Cem.

Macon Telegraph - Macon, Ga. February 4, 1956

OTHA LEONARD BEAVERS, 70, DIES IN PEACH COUNTY HOSPITAL.

Fort Valley, Ga. - Otha Leonard Beavers, 70, a native of Coweta County, died today in a Peach County hospital. He was a resident of Marshallville.
Funeral services will be held at 3 pm Sunday at Marshallville Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Holmes Officiating. Burial will be in Marshallville Cemetery.
Mr. Beavers, a retired farmer, is survived by his wife, Nancy Shugart Beavers; three daughters, Mrs. W. H. Houston of Newnan, Ethel Beavers and Mrs. Charlie Barrett of Montezuma; four sons, O. C. Beavers of Jacksonville, Fla., Johnny Beavers of Vienna, Leonard Beavers of Marshallville, and Max Beavers of Marshallville; one sister, Mrs. Ida Wortham of Newnan; two brothers, Cliff Beavers of Sylacauga, Ala., and Joe Beavers of Vienna, and 20 grandchildren.
Rooks Funeral Home of Fort Valley is in charge of arrangements.
[Note: Otha L. Beavers - Born October 5, 1885 - Died February 3, 1956 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside his wife, Nancy Shugart Beavers [1886--1966]
 


Mrs. Otha Leonard [Nancy Shugart] Beavers    [1886 - 1966] Marshallville Cem.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. Nov. 2, 1966

FUNERAL RITES FOR MRS. BEAVERS HELD WEDNESDAY

Funeral services for Mrs. Otha L. Beavers, 80, who died Monday at the home of her daughter in Newnan, were held at 11 am Wednesday at the Raymond Baptist Church in Newnan. The Rev. Terrell Banks and the Rev. Bob Cantrell officiated. Burial was at 3 pm in the Marshallville Cemetery.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Ruth Houston of Newnan, Mrs. Charlie Barrett of Montezuma and Miss Ethel Beavers of Newnan; four sons, Max Beavers of Fort Valley, Leonard Beavers of Marshallville, Johnny Beavers of Vienna and Craig Beavers of Jacksonville, Fla.; two sisters, Mrs. Sally Bagley of Birmingham, Ala.; Mrs. Alice Davis of Newnan; three brothers, Charlie Shugart and Dutch Shugart, both of Birmingham, Ala., and R. C. Shugart of Unadilla; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma, in charge of local arrangements.
[Note: Nancy Shugart Beavers - Born July 3, 1886 - Died November 21, 1966 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband, Otha L. Beavers [1885-1956]

BECK

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

WILLIAM AUGUSTUS   BECK, SR.

  William A. Beck, a former Montezuma resident, died at the home of his son in Hanson, Mass., January 18, 1978.  He was 83 years of age.  He was born in Michigan; he was a graduate of Michigan Tech and had been a mining engineer for the U. S. Gopvernment Bureau of Mines.  He was an Army Veteran of World War 1 and a building inspector in Montezuma.  He was also a member of the Montezuma Kiwanis Club.
  He is survived by a son, William A. Beck, Jr., Hanson, Mass., a step-son, Jimmy Jones of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a step-daughter, Mrs. Burton Hancock of Virginia Beach, Virginia; one sister, Mrs. Edward Patterson of Casa Grande, Arizona; three brothers, Albin O. Beck of Muskeegan, Michigan, Clyde H. Beck of Royal Oak, Michigan and Lawrence H. Beck of Copper Harbor, Michigan.
  Funeral services for Mr. Beck were held at the Montezuma United Methodist Church, Saturday, January 21, 1978 with Rev. C. Dock Reese, Jr. and Rev. C. G. Ward officiating. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY.
  Pallbearers -  & Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied.  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: William Augustus Beck  -  Born June 29, 1894  -  January 17, 1978 was buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Dorothy Maffett Beck, wife of William Augustus Beck [March 20, 1901 - Jan. 30, 1969] See her Obit

 


Mrs. William A. [Dorothy Maffett] Jones Beck    [1901 - 1969] Felton Cem.

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

BECK-MAFFETT-HANCOCK-JONES-WHATLEY-HOWELL

MRS. WILLIAM A. [DOROTHY MAFFETT] JONES BECK

Funeral services were held Saturday, February 1, at the Montezuma United Methodist Church for Mrs. Dorothy Maffett Beck, 67, who died Thursday evening at a Montezuma hospital. The Rev. Emory Gilbert and the Rev. C. G. Ward officiated and burial was in the Felton Cemetery. Mrs. Beck, a member of a pioneer Macon County family and a native of Montezuma, returned to Montezuma four years ago to make her home, after living for a number of years in Knoxville, Tenn. She was a graduate of Montezuma schools, attended Wesleyan, and was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are: her husband, William A. Beck of Montezuma; one daughter, Mrs. B. W. Hancock of Virginia Beach, Va.; one son, Jimmy Jones of Cedar Rapids, Ia.; one stepson, Chief Warrant Officer II William A. Beck, Jr., Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; two brothers, James D. Maffett and Harry N. Maffett of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. W. B. Whatley of Montezuma and Mrs. T. H. Howell of Warner Robins. There are seven grandchildren and 8 step-grandchildren. [Note: Dorothy Maffett Beck, wife of William August Beck - Born March 20, 1901 - Died January 30, 1969 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, William August Beck [1894-1978]

 


BEDENBAUGH
Albert Wilson Bedenbaugh    [1901 - 1948] Crown Hill Cem.-Albany, Ga.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Georgia July 1, 1948

A. W. BEDENBAUGH DIES IN ALBANY HOSPITAL, JULY 8.

Albert W. Bedenbaugh, 46, of Petoria Road, Albany, died at the Phoebe Putney Hospital early Thursday, July 8, following a lengthy illness. Mr. Bedenbaugh was born and reared in Macon County, having moved to Albany two years ago from Macon.
Surviving are his mother, Mrs. D. B. Bedenbaugh of Albany; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Hill Pascal and Mrs. I. B. Callaway of Albany; five brothers, David A. Bedenbaugh, W. Oscar Bedenbaugh, Howard E. Bedenbaugh, Wilbur C. Bedenbaugh of Albany and J. Henry Bedenbaugh of Americus.
Pallbearers not copied.
Funeral services were conducted Friday by Dr. Leonard A. Stephens, pastor of the First Baptist Church in the chapel of the Albany Undertaking Company. Interment followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.
[Note: Albert Wilson Bedenbaugh - Born December 31, 1901 - Died July 8, 1948 is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery - Section N - Albany, Ga. beside his Mother, Mary Lizzie Allen Bedenbaugh w/o David Bachman Bedenbaugh [1875 - 1964]
 


David Backman bedenbaugh    [1858 - 1916] Burial - Unknown

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Nov. 24, 1916

IN MEMORY OF D. B. BEDENBAUGH

Mr. David Backman Bedenbaugh, son of Drury and Rebecca Bedenbaugh, of Macon County, was born August 12, 1858 and died November 9, 1916
He was married to Miss Elizabeth Allen on May 16, 1895.
A long colorful tribute by Cousin, Mrs. J. A. Smith.
[Note: There is not a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for David Backman Bedenbaugh but his parents, Drury D. Bedenbaugh CSA No Dates and Rebecca (Smith) Bedenbaugh [1828-1903] are buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery. - Anyone knowing the birth and death dates of these, please respond.] [In the 1900 census of Macon Co., Ga. there is: Blackmon Bedenbaugh 41 Farmer living alone.]
 


Mathias H. Bedenbaugh    [1845 - 1920] Mt. Zion Lutheran Cem.

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. June 25, 1920

DEATH OF MR. M. H. BEDENBAUGH -

Mrs. M. H. Bedenbaugh, a brave old Confederate soldier, died Sunday at his home at Cut Off, he was living with Mr. Rob Stubbs.
The interment took place at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church Monday afternoon, Rev. L. B. McMichael officiating.
Mr. Bedenbaugh had many friends in Oglethorpe, who deeply regret the death of the aged veteran.
[Note: Mathias H. Bedenbaugh - Co. A. 10th Ga. Inf. CSA Born May 13, 1845 - Died June 20, 1920 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside Jacob W. Bedenbaugh CSA Co. C. 12th Ga. Inf. [No Dates][Born about 1840 since he was 10/1850 Macon Co., Ga. Census - Death date unknown at this time.
 


Mrs. Mathias H. [Roxie A.] Bedenbaugh    [1839 - 1909] Mt. Zion Lutheran Cem.

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. February 26, 1909
Found in Personal Mention Column - Mrs. Roxie A. Bedenbaugh, wife of M. H. Bedenbaugh, and one of the best women of this county and section, died suddenly last Friday night, at her home near Green's Mill, below Oglethorpe. She had been in good health, and retired feeling well, but waked and in a few minutes expired. Her grief stricken husband summoned the neighbors as soon as possible, but her soul had long since flown to its maker. She was a consistent member of the Lutheran Church, and her remains were interred Saturday in Mount Zion Cemetery, near Fountainville, Rev. J. S. Elmore performing the last sad rites in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends.
[Note: Roxie A., wife of M. H. Beddenbaugh - Born July 29, 1839 - Died February 18, 1909 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran cemetery beside her husband, Mathias H. Bedenbaugh Co. A. 10th Ga. Inf. CSA - Born May 13, 1845 - Died June 20, 1920]


BEELAND
Robert R. Beeland    [1889 - 1963] Campground Cem. Taylor Co., Ga.

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

 ROBERT R. BEELAND

 Robert R. Beeland, 73, retired chief of police of Montezuma, died early Thursday morning, April 4, at a local hospital. His death was unexpected and attributed to a heart attack.

 Funeral services were held Saturday at the Montezuma Methodist Church with the Rev. C. C. Edmundson and the Rev. B. E. Donehoo officiating. Burial was in the CAMP GROUND CEMETERY near Butler in Taylor Co., Ga.

 Pallbearers were James M. Clark, R. L. Brand, Roy Windham, Leonard Gibson, Eugene Lewis, Carey Josey, Sr., Claude Ellison and Dr. c. P. Savage. Members of the Georgia Peace Officers Association served as an honorary escort.

 A native of Taylor County, Chief Beeland had lived in Montezuma for 45 years, retiring four years ago as chief of police after 42 years as a peach officer here. It was said of the chief that he knew the community, its developments, water system, streets, lanes and alleys, like the palm of his hand.

 He was a member of the Georgia Peach Officers’ Association and the Montezuma Methodist Church.

 Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Arvella Hammack Beeland of Montezuma; two sons, James H. Beeland of Perry and Sidney L. Beeland of Cordele; two brothers, John D. Beeland and W. H. Beeland, both of Fort Valley; four grandsons, Martin Beeland of Perry, Robert Beeland of Macon and Ray Beeland and DeWitt Beeland of Cordele; one great-grandson, Jimmy Beeland of Perry and a number of nieces and nephews.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Robert R. Beeland – Born August 29, 1889 – Died April 4, 1963 is buried in Campground Cemetery in Taylor Co., Ga on Co. Rd. 113, off State Rd. 208]


BEIDERMAN

Jake Beiderman    [d. March 1941 ]

Macon County citizen-Montezuma Georgian - Mch.13,1941
JAKE BEIDERMAN DIES OF STRANGULATION, CORONER'S JURY SAYS
The body of Jake Beiderman, of Montezuma, incarcerated in the county jail in Oglethorpe Wednesday afternoon, for driving his car while intoxicated, was found dead in his cell this morning. The body was found suspended from the top of the door, his shirt tied around his neck, and the verdict of the coroner's jury was that he died from strangulation. It is understood that Mr. Beiderman had been in ill health for some time.
A native of Bohemia, he came to America as a young boy and first worked in a machine shop in New York. Later he came to Fitzgerald, Ga. where he was employed on the railroads for many years. [Iskipped other jobs mentioned]
In the early days of his residence in Montezuma he was married to Miss Alice Dixon of Marshallville, who died about ten years ago. Eight years ago he was married to Mrs. Annie Hogan of Montezuma, who survives him. He had no children and it is known that he has a brother living in Europe. He was a member of the Methodist Church.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Montezuma Funeral Home Friday afternoon at 2:00, the Rev. B. A. Pafford officiating, assisted by the Rev. Harris Gillespie of Marshallville.
[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for Jake Beiderman BUT I do find Alice Dixon Biedermann - Born January 5, 1888 - Died May 14, 1928 buried in Marshallville in a Dixon Family Lot.


Mrs. Annie Massey Beiderman    [1879 - 1948] Felton Cem. Unmarked

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 29, 1948
MRS. BEIDERMAN, 68, DIES OF HEART ATTACK, FRI., JULY 23.
Funeral services for Mrs. Annie Massey Beiderman, 68, were held Sunday, July 25 in the chapel of the Montezuma Funeral Home. Born November 15, 1879, the daughter of the late Newton Elmo and Julia Hill Massey, both natives of Macon County, Mrs. Beiderman died of a heart attack, following an illness of one month. Prior to her moving to Americus two years ago, she had resided in Montezuma for thirty one years.
The Rev. Ashley V. Pickern, pastor of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church officiated with interment in Felton's Cemetery.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Guy Ellison of Americus; two sisters, Mrs. W. T. Barnes of Sylvester and Mrs. Emma Buchanan of Winter Haven, Fla.; four brothers, Rufus Massey of Washington, D.C.; Gordon M. Massey of Sylvrester, Lester Massey of Wavely, Ky.; and Horace Massey of Miami, Fla; and four grandchildren;
Pallbearers - not copied.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Service in charge.
[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Felton's Cemetery for Mrs. Annie Massey Beiderman Born November 15, 1879 - Died July 23, 1948]


BELCHER
Mrs. Nora McKenzie Belcher    [d.Nov. 1935]

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian No. 21, 1935
FINAL RITES FOR MRS. NORA MC KENZIE KENNEDY BELCHER
Edison, Ga. - Nov. 19 - Final rites for Mrs. Nora McKenzie Belcher of Cairo, were held Sunday at the Edison Baptist Church with the Rev. Mr. Blackshear officiating.
Mrs. Belcher was a native of Macon County, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James M. McKenzie, pioneer Macon County citizens.
Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. O. N. Mathis of Griffin; two sons, Otis Kennedy of Atlanta and W. C. Kennedy of Jacksonville, Fla. and two brothers, Dr. J. Seaborn McKenzie of Miami, Fla. and C. W. McKenzie of Birmingham, Ala.
[Note: Mrs. Nora McKenzie Belcher is not buried in Macon County but her parents, James M. McKenzie [1850-1920] & Martha C. McKenzie [1852-1934] are buried in Felton Cemetery]


BELL
Miss Catherine Bell    [d. April 1934] Red Hill Cem.

Miss Catherine Bell

The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian
Merged Oct. 1, 1931 April 5, 1934

FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MISS CATHERINE BELL
Oglethorpe, Ga. April 5 -

Funeral services for Miss Catherine Bell, one of this city's oldest and most highly respected citizens, who died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. English near here at 9 o'clock Thursday evening, were held at Red. Hill Church at 3 o'clock Friday afternoon conducted by the Pastor, Rev. Chance of Cochran.
Miss Bell had spent her entire life here and was one of this section's oldest citizens. She had no close relatives, and up until a short time ago, when Mr. and Mrs. English removed her to their home, lived alone. She had many friends however, and was a constant visitor in many homes here where she always received a hearty welcome.
Some six months ago she was taken seriously ill and lingered between life and death for several days. Her condition improved however and it was then that Mr. and Mrs. English removed her to their home where she received every attention.
She was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church and seldom missed a service as long as her physical condition would permit.
So far as known, her nearest relatives are Mr. C. M. English in whose home she died and Mrs. Christopher of Montezuma, both of whom are cousins.
[Not: James Catherine Bell Born in Atlanta, Georgia Died March 29, 1934. is buried in Red Hill Cemetery beside, Catherine Edwards, wife of James S. Bell, Born in Twiggs Co, died December 5, 1888]


Edward H. Bell    [d.July 1956 @ 86] Antioch Baptist Church Cem.-Stevens, Ga.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 13, 1967
BELL - HILL

EDWARD H. BELL, 86, FINAL RITES
Edward Harrison Bell, 86, father of Mrs. Yancey Hill, Sr. of Montezuma, passed away on Thursday, July 6, at a local hospital. Mr. Bell, a retired farmer, was born in Stevens, Ga. in Oglethorpe County, and had resided with his daughter here for the past six years. He was a member of Antioch Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Friday, July 7, at Antioch Baptist Church, Stevens, Ga. with burial there in the church cemetery. Survivors, other than Mrs. Hill, include nieces and nephews. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

From: "History of Macon County" by Louise Frederick Hays Pg. 727

GIDEON FREDERICK BELL

Listed as VETERANS BURIED IN MONTEZUMA CEMETERY [Felton Cem.]

BELL, Gideon, born July 8, 1838, in Webster County, Georgia, died June 23, 1903 in Sparta, Georgia. 17th Ga. Rev. Co. K, Webster County. Sergt. in Longstreets Div., Bennings Brigade. Wounded in foot at Chickamauga.

[Note: Gideon Frederick Bell - Born 1838 - Died 1903 is buried in FELTON CEMETERY beside Julia Amanda Carmichael Bell [1845 - 1905]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  April 25, 1984

MRS. JAMES MURRAY [Mildred  Bell] BELL

   Mrs. Mildred Bell Bell, age 70, of Montezuma, Georgia died Friday, April 20, 1984, in the Macon County Medical Center.  Funeral services were held at 3 pm Sunday, April 22, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Hoime.  The Rev. William E. Toole officiatged.  Burial was in NEW LIBERTY COMMUNITY CHURCH CEMETERY, near Tazewell, Ga.

  Mrs. Bell was born July 14, 1913 in Taylor County, Georgia, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bell.  She resided in Montezuma for the past 21 years, was a homemaker and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.  She was the wife of the late James Murray Bell.

  Survivors are one son, Benny L. Bell, Sr. of Montezuma, one daughter, Mrs. Edward F. Patterson of Utica, Miss.; one sister, Mrs. Bessie Stubbs of Tazewell; one brother, Jake Bell of Charing, nine grandchildren.


Mrs. Mabel Massee Bell

Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 10, 1965

MRS. GRAHAM BELL BURIED FRIDAY AT MARSHALLVILLE
Funeral services for Mrs. Mabel Massee Bell, 73, prominent resident of Marshallville, were held at 10:30 am Friday June 4, 1965 in the Marshallville Methodist Church.
The Rev. Felton Harden and the Rev. W. C. Tribble officiated and burial was in the Marshallville Cemetery.
Pallbearers were W. C. Cooper, Henry Lee, J. D. Chappell, Wilbur Rumph, Charles Haslam, Jr. and D. B. Frederick. Honorary pallbearers were Morgan Jones, Sam C. Rumph, A. E. Ware, George Culpepper, Dr. C. P. Savage and John Averill.
Mrs. Bell died at 2 am Thursday in a Montezuma Hospital after an illness of several weeks.
A life-long resident of Marshallville, Mrs. Bell was a member of the Marshallville Methodist Church and the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Survivors include her husband, Malcolm Graham Bell, one daughter, Mrs. Malcolm M. McFarlane of Arlington, Va., one sister, Mrs. Susie Lee Yarborough of West Palm Beach, Fl.; two granddaughters, Mrs. Laurence F. Simmons and Mrs. Paul J. Driscoll of Arlington, Va.; one great-granddaughter, Laura Jeanne Simmons of Arlington, Va. & a number of nieces and nephews.


Mrs. John O'Neal  [Elizabeth Sue Moncrief] Bell    [1871 - 1896] Marshallville Cem.


Malcolm Graham Bell     [ 1890 - 1968] Marshallville Cem.
 

Mrs. Malcolm Graham [Mabel Massee] Bell    [d.June 1965 @ 73 yrs[ Marshallville Cem.

BELLEW

Mrs. Alvan [Jeanette Bowen] Bellew    [d. Sept. 1964 @ 44 yrs] Ogletorpe Cem.

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

MRS. ALVAN [Jeanette Bowen] BELLEW

Services For Mrs. Alvan Bellew Held Tuesday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Jeanette Bowen Bellew, 44, were held Tuesday at 3 pm in the Oglethorpe Methodist Church. The Rev. Joe Porterfield officiated and burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

Pallbearers were Billy Avera, Jimmy Bellew, Johnny Bellew, Carl Melton, J. L. Melton and Steve Jones.

And honorary escort was composed of the following: Dr. L. C. Cheves, Leonard Etheridge, Billy Scovill, C. D. Etheridge, John F. Williams and Lucius Williams.

Mrs. Bellew died Sunday afternoon, September 20, in an Atlanta hospital following a brief illness. She had been a resident of Oglethorpe for the past 25 years and was a member of Mt. Spring Methodist Church.

Survivors include her husband, Alvan T. Bellew; one son, Jack Bellew; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Holland and Miss Betty Joyce Bellew; two grandchildren, all of Oglethorpe; one brother, Jewel Bowen of Macon; two sisters, Mrs. Leroy Melton of Americus and Mrs. Dalton Collins of Oglethorpe.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Oglethorpe Cemetery for Mrs. Alvan [Jeanette Bowen] Bellew. There are a number of Bellew Family members buried in Oglethorpe Cem. but I do not find an unmarked adult grave that might be hers.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  February 4, 1987

MRS. CHARLES LEE [Mae  Agnes  Carr] BELLEW

  Funeral services for Mrs. Mae Agnes Carr Bellew, 73, of Byromville, Georgia, were held at 11 am Friday, January 30, 1987, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.  Mrs. Bellew died Wednesday, January 28, in Sumter Regional Hospital.  Dr. Alvin Brackett officiated and burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY.
  Mrs. Bellew, the daughter of James A. Carr and Mattie Lou Porter Carr, was born in Crisp County, March 26, 1913.  She lived in Byromville most of her life, was retired from Southern Frozen Foods and was the wife of the late Charles Lee Bellew.
  Survivors are, a daughter, Mrs. Linda Ingram of Americus, three sons, Edwin Bellew of Leesburg, Florida, Chester Bellew of Atlanta, Henry Bellew of Vienna, two sisters, Mrs. Mamie Arnette of Dooling, Mrs. Gussie Dorough of Jacksonville Beach, Florida, seven grandchildren.
  Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note:  Mae Agnes Bellew  -  Born  -  March 26, 1913  -  Died  January 28, 1987 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband,  Charles Lee Bellew WWII - [Dec. 4, 1908 - Aug, 28, 1978]
 


Homer Lee Bellew, Jr.    [1953 - 1976] Oglethorpe Cem.

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

 HOMER  LEE  BELLEW,  JR.

 Homer Lee Bellew, Jr., 23, of Oglethorpe died Wednesday, August 18, 1976 at Emory Hospital in Atlanta .  Mr. Bellew was born in Peach County and had resided in Macon County for 17 years.  He was a member of the Church of Christ of Oglethorpe, a veteran of the U. S. Army and a 1971 graduate of Macon County High School .

 Funeral services were held Friday, August 20, 1976 at the Church of Christ in Oglethorpe with Mr. Arthur Adams and Rev. Ed Howard officiating.  Interment was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY .

 Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Annie Cromer Bellew of Oglethorpe, parents, Mr. and Mrs. Homer L. Bellew, Sr. of Oglethopre; 2 brothers, Johnny Bellew of Oglethorpe and Sgt. Dozier Bellew of San Francisco , Calif. ; 2 sisters, Mrs. Goldie B. Albritton and Miss Margaret Bellew, both of Oglethorpe; and his grandmother, Mrs. Mary A. Bellew of Oglethorpe.  Pallbearers – not copied.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

 [Note: Homer Lee Bellew, Jr. – Born March 9, 1953 – Died August 18, 1976 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Annie Cromer Bellew [ Sept. 15, 1954 – No death date – Married March 25, 1972]
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 11, 1978

HOMER LEE BELLEW, SR.

Homer Lee Bellew, 56, died Wednesday in an Atlanta hospital. Services were held at 11 am Friday in the Church of Christ of Oglethorpe. Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Mr. Jim Allen officiated. - Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Mr. Bellew, a native of Meriwether County, lived in Oglethorpe 18 years and was a truck driver for J. & M. Trucking Co. He was a member of the Oglethorpe Church of Christ and was a Veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. June Dickinson Bellew of Oglethorpe; two sons, Johnny D. Bellew of Macon and Dozier Duncan Bellew of Korea; two daughters, Miss Mary Margaret Bellew of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Goldie Lee Albritton of Roodhouse, Ill,; his mother, Mrs. Mary Etta Bellew of Oglethorpe; four brothers, Alva T. Bellew of Roberta, Roy Bellew of Oglethorpe, William Bellew of Walls, Miss., and Turner Bellew of Tacoma, Wash.; and three sisters, Mrs. Mary Lizzie Burns of Dahlonega, Mrs. Doris Jones of Reynolds and Mrs. Ruby Gray of Ocala, Florida.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Homer Lee Bellew - Born January 26, 1921 - Died January 4, 1978 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, June Dickinson Bellew [June 22, 1924 - Dec. 6, 1983] See her obit.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Georgia  December 14, 1983

MRS. HOMER LEE  {June  Dickinson]  BELLEW

  Mrs. June Dickinson Bellew, age 59, of Elaville, Ga., died Tuesday, December 6, 1983, in the Houston County Hospital in Warner Robins, Ga.  Funeral services were held at 3:30 pm Thursday, December 8, in the OIglethorpe Church of Christ, David O. Lanius, Jr. officiated.  Burial was in the OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETER.
  Mrs. Bellew, a former resident of Oglethorpe, was the wife of the late Homer Lee Bellew.  She was born June 22, 1924 in Utica, N.Y., the daughter of Jerome and Goldie Lee Dickinson.  She had resided in Ellaville for the past three years, was a homemaker and a member of the Oglethorpe Church of Christ.
  Survivors are two sons, Johnny D. Bellew of Warner Robins, Dozier Duncan Bellew of Orlando, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Mary Margaret Smith and Mrs. Goldie Lee Albritton, both of Ellaville; one brother, Kenney Dickinson of Winter Haven, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Hulbert, Mrs. Nell Vietch and Miss Lil Dickinson, all of Utica, N.Y.; six grandchildren.
  Pallbearers - Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied.
  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note:  June Dickinson Bellew  -  Born June 22, 1924   -  Died  December 6, 1983 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Homer Lee Bellew  [1-26-1921  -  1-4-1978]

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 27, 1987

ROBERT EARL BELLEW

Funeral services for Robert [Robbie] Earl Bellew, 16, of Oglethorpe, Georgia were held at 2 PM Sunday, May 24, 1987, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.
Robbie died Saturday, May 23, as a result of an auto accident. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY and Mr. John D. Barnes officiated. The son of Jack and Carol Bellew, Robbie was born April 6, 1971 in Macon County, where he lived all of his life. He was a ninth grade student at Macon County High School.
In addition to his parents, survivors are three sisters, Mrs. Debbie Singleton and Mrs. Pat Walden, both of Montezuma, Mrs. Pennie Teele of Ellaville, his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Berta Ethridge of Oglethorpe and his paternal grandfather, Alvin T. Bellew of Roberta.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: Robert Earl Bellew Born April 6, 1971 - Died May 23, 1987 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery in the Ethridge Lot.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.   November 12, 1980

WILLIAM   DUNCAN   BELLEW

  William Duncan Bellew, age 57, of Walls, Miss., died November 5, 1980 in the Methodist Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.
  Mr. Bellew was a World War II Veteran and a member of Coro Lake Church of Christ.
  Survivors include his wife, Ouida Noble Bellew of Walls, Miss., one daughter, Mrs. Brenda Benton of Walls, Miss.; one son, Raymond J. Bellew of Tallassee, Ala.; Mother, Mrs. Mary Bellew of Oglethorpe, three sisters, Mrs. Doris Jones of Reynolds, Mrs. Mary E. Burns of Dahlonega, Ga. and Mrs. Ruby Gray of Mulberry, Fla.; three brothers, Alvin Bellew of Roberta, Roy Bellew of Oglethorpe and Isaac T. Bellew of Toccoa, Washington; 3 grandchildren.
  Services were held at noon, November 7, 1980 at Forest Hill Funeral Home, South Memphis, Tennessee. Burial was in FOREST HILL CEMETERY.

HOWEVER - There is a Cemetery Marker in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY Section E - Row 37 - Grave No. 949 for:  William D. Bellew  -  Born June 17, 1923  -  Died November 5, 1980. Next to a marker for Ouida N. Bellew  [Born Mar. 25, 1925 - No Death Date]

ANYONE knowing the particulars of this burial, PLEASE RESPOND.


BELVIN

Mrs. C. H. [Leona Frances McInvale] Belvin    [1910 - 1934] Little Bethel Freewill Bapt Ch. Cem.

The Macon County Citizen - The Montezuma Georgian
Merged Oct. 1, 1931 September 13, 1934


MRS. C. H. BELVIN PASSES AT MOULTRIE
Montezuma, Ga. Sept. 13, - Mrs. C. H. Belvin, formerly, Miss Leona Frances McInvale, daughter of the late J. W. McInvale, died Wednesday, Aug. 29, at her home in Moultrie. At the time of her death she was 25 (?) years of age.
Mrs. Belvin was a native of Macon County. She attended high school in Ideal and Montezuma and later attended business school in Thomasville, Ga. She was married about three years ago and removed to Moultrie to make her home.
While in Moultrie she took an active part in social and religious activities and at the time of her death she was president of the Woman's Missionary Society and a member of the Y. W. C. A. For ten years she was recognized as being a profound Christian woman.
Funeral services were conducted from Little Bethel Church, three miles from Ideal with Rev. W. A. Kelly, pastor of the First Church of Moultrie officiating both at the service at the church in Moultrie and Little Bethel.
Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother, Mrs. W. E. Robertson of Ideal, two sisters, Mrs. J. R. Kleckley of Oglethorpe and Mrs. O. W. Hardison of Ideal and one brother, N. L. McInvale of Ideal.
[Note: Lona Frances McInvale, wife of C. H. Belvin [misspelled in the newspaper, should have been Belvin, not Baldwin]
Born July 6, 1910, Died August 30, 1934 is buried in Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery beside Georgia C. McInvale [1880-1964] and John W. McInvale [1869-1923]


BENFORD

Charlie Riley "Neal" Benford    [1943 - 1988] Little Bethel Cem.

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

BENFORD - WRIGHT - DAWKINS

CHARLIE   RILEY  "Neal"  BENFORD

Oglethorpe - Charlie Riley "Neal" Benford, 44, of Route 2 died Sunday [ January 24, 1988] in a Columbus hospital.

Services will be held today in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma.  Burial will be in LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Ideal.  The Rev. T. J. Waldrop will officiate.

A native of Macon County, Mr. Benford was a retired employee of Kinder Manufacturing Co. in Americus.

Survivors include his mother, Allie P. Benford of Oglethorpe; four brothers, Willie W. Benford of Ellaville, Benny Benford and Stoney Benford, both of Oglethorpe, and Toney Benford of Buena Vista; and three sisters, Myrtis Benford and Claudia Wright, both of Oglethorpe, and Minnie P. Dawkins of Montezuma.

[Note: Charlie Riley Benford - Born March 24, 1943 - Died January 24, 1988 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery.] 


James T. Benford    [d. January 1963 @ 71 yrs]  Riverside Cem. in Albany, Ga.

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Feb.20,1936

FUNERAL FOR MRS. JOHN BENFORD SUNDAY

Oglethorpe, Ga. - Feb. 17 - Funeral services for Mrs. John Benford, who died at her home near here after a prolonged illness, were held at the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, Sunday morning. Elder Chance of the Primitive Baptist Church conducted the services.
Mrs. Benford was the former Miss Idelle Dyess of Englishville. she is survived by her husband, Mr. John M. Benford, who is a patient at the government hospital in Atlanta, and one small child; her mother, Mrs. W. O. Dyess, and three sisters, Mrs. Allen Justice, Mrs. T. N. Athon and Mrs. J. E. Walker
[Note: Idel D. Benford is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery with No Dates on the marker is buried next to John M. Benford Born July 19, 1838 No death date CSA Ga. Pvt. 45th Inf. 9th Div.]
 


Jule Felton Benford    [1920 - 1971] Little Bethel Cem.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 12, 1971


FUNERAL NOTICES - JULE FELTON BENFORD

Funeral services for Jule Felton Benford of Route two, Oglethorpe were held at 3 pm Tuesday, August 3, from the Little Bethel Baptist Church. Rev. Fuller officiated and burial was in the church cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Lonnie Wilson, James Cromer, T. J. Harris, Jimmy Cromer, Eddie Hill, Eugene Thompson, James Thompson and Frank Harris.
Mr. Benford passed away at his home, very suddenly, Sunday, August 1st. He had resided in Macon County all of his life and was a farmer. He also was employed by Greenfield in Ellaville.
His survivors are: wife, Mrs. Allie Pearl Harris Benford of Oglethorpe; six sons, Willie Benford of Ellaville, Neil Benford, Stonny Benford, Jack Benford and Benny Benford of Oglethorpe, Tony Benford of Buena Vista; three daughters, Myrtice, Minnie Pearl and Claudia Benford, all of Oglethorpe; two brothers, Alonza Benford of Griffin and James Benford of Atlanta; one sister, Mrs. Greer Green of Florida; and ten grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge.
[Note: Jule Felton Benford - Born April 7, 1920 - Died August 1, 1971 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  December 1, 1965

MISS   LORA   JEAN   BENFORD

LORA JEAN BENFORD DIES FOLLOWING SHORT ILLNESS.
  Final rites for Miss Lora Jean Benford 14, of Oglethorpe, were held at 3 o'clock Thursday, November 25, in LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH, near Ideal.  The Rev. J. B. Fuller officiated and burial was in LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
  Pallbearers were James A. Benford, Alonzo Benford, Ralph Cromer, T. J. Harris, James Cromer and Everett Cromer.
  Miss Benford died early Wednesday morning at a local hospital after a short illness.
  Survivors include her mother, Mrs. Allie Pearl Harris Benford, father, Jule Felton  Benford; six brothers, Willie Williams Benford , Charlie Riley Benford , Stoney James Benford, Tony Terry Benford , Jack Jule Benford and Benny Jule Benford and three sisters, Myrtice Benford , Menny Pearl  Benford and Claudia Mae Benford, all of Oglethorpe.
  Goddard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 


Riley P. Benford    [1898 - 1969]  Oglethorpe Cem.

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. April 17, 1969

RILEY P. BENFORD.

Funeral services for Riley P. Benford were held Monday, April 7th, at the Oglethorpe Baptist Church. The Rev. Richard Gardner and the Rev. Homer Fowler officiated with burial in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDNES.
Mr. Benford passed away Sunday, April 6th, at his home following a long illness. He was 70 years of age.
A retired well driller and farmer, Mr. Benford had lived in Macon County for 40 years, moving here from Taylor County. He was a member of the Whitewater Baptist Church.
Pallbearers were Glen Lee Chase, Jr., Julian Webb, Jr., Clemon Odom, Chesley Gilmore, Hank Arrington, Chesley Cruomer, Rodgers Ireland and Herbert Benford.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Willie Mae Cromer Benford of Oglethorpe; three sons, J. F. Benford of Oglethorpe, J. A. Benford of Forest Park; Alonza Benford of Griffin; one daughter, Mrs. Greer Green of Pompano Beach, Fla; three sisters, Mrs. H. G. Ireland of Ashburn, Ga., Mrs. M. E. Edmanson, of Benton, Ky., Mrs. W. C. English, Jr. of Plains, Ga.; one brother, Robert Benford of Spring Lake, North Carolina, 17 grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
[Note: Riley P. Benford – Born November 21, 1898 – Died April 6, 1969 is buried in Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens beside Lonnie Bell Benford [January 7, 1902 – February 6, 1962] and one adult UNMARKED grave.]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 8, 1962

MRS. RILEY P. [Lonnie Belle Cromer] BENFORD

Final Rites Held Wednesday, For Mrs. Lonnie Benford.
Funeral services were held Wednesday for Mrs. Lonie Cromer Benford of Oglethorpe, who died Tuesday morning in a local hospital after a long illness.,
Services were held from Whitewater Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Conoly and Rev. U. W. Rollins officiating. Interment was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Grandsons of the deceased served as an honorary escort.
Survivors are the husband, Riley P. Benford of Oglethorpe, one daughter, Mrs. Ora Green of Pompano Beach, Fla.; three sons, Felton Benford of Oglethorpe, James Benford of Forest Park, Alonza Benford of Griffin; three brothers, Charlie Cromer of Buena Vista, Nelson Cromer of Ideal, Richard Cromer of Unadilla; half brother, William Cromer of Americus; one sister, Mrs. Rosa Lee Grimsley of Ellaville and 19 grandchildren.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Lonnie Belle Benford - Born January 7, 1902 - Died February 6, 1962 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Riley P. Benford [Nov. 21, 1898 - April 6, 1969] See his Obit


    Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.   December 3, 1997
  
MRS.   WILLIAM   THOMAS   [Berta M. Philmon]  BENFORD
  
Berta M. Benford, 94, of 2001 South Lee Street, Americus, Georgia passed  away Tuesday in a Sumter County hospital.  Graveside services were held
Friday at 11 am in EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Ellaville, Georgia.  Reverend Hugh Deloach officiated.
Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Johnny Miles  Philmon and the late Viola Mae Youngblood.  She was the widow of the late
William Thomas Benford.  She was a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church  in Ellaville, and retired from the Manhattan Shirt Company.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law.  Charlie and Theo Benford of Ellaville; son and daughter-in-law; Murray and Faye Benford of Atlanta;
daughter and son-in-law; Lois and Mac DeVane of Americus and daughter, Martha Louise Ray of Oglethorpe, sisters, Hattie Bell Howell of Ellaville;
Annie J. Stewart of Ellaville, sixteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 

Social Security Death Index Record
about Berta Benford
            Name: Berta Benford
            SSN: 257-38-0185
            Last Residence: 31709  Americus, Sumter, Georgia, United States of America
            Born: 28 Oct 1903
            Died: 25 Nov 1997
            State (Year) SSN issued: Georgia (Before 1951 )


BENNETT

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 24, 1972

MRS. FREIDA [Moore] BENNETT

Mrs. Freida Moore Bennett, 81, of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Macon, died Thursday, February 17, 1972 in Tampa, Fl.
Mrs. Bennett was a former resident of Montezuma having operated the Union Dry Goods Company here for many years.
Survivors include two sons, Earl Ralph Bennett and Alvin Bennett, both of Tampa; four grandchildren; a brother, Max Moore of Perry; one sister, Mrs. Sol Bernstein of St. Petersburg, Fla.; and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Simon Moore of Macon.
Funeral services were held Monday in Tampa.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 5, 1989

MRS. GEORGE Q. [ Iva Jinks] BENNETT

Iva Jinks Bennett, 88 of Rome, Buried in Felton Cemetery
Mrs. Iva Jinks Bennett, 88, of Rome, Georgia, died Friday, June 30, 1989, in the Brentwood Nursing Home, Rome, Georgia. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, July 3, in FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma, Georgia. The Rev. Julian Asbell officiated.
Mrs. Bennett, a native of Taylor County, was born October 31, 1900, the daughter of Willis Jinks and Julia Downs Jinks. She had resided in Rome since 1954, moving from Macon . She was a homemaker and the wife of the late George Q. Bennett.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Lois Chapman of Rome, three grandsons, two great grandchildren, three step grandchildren.

[Note: Iva Dennis Bennett - Born 1900 - Died 1989 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, George Q. Bennett [1899 - 1943]
[Note: I am not sure why "Cemeteries of Macon County" lists her as Iva Dennis Bennett [1900 - 1989]


George W. Bennett    [1865 - Dec. 1941]  Pitts, Ga.


Mrs. G. W. Bennett    [d. December 23, 1929 @ 63] Carried to her old home for interment-Pitts ?

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. January 3, 1930

MRS. G. W. BENNETT

Death Claims Mrs. G. W. Bennett
Mrs. G. W. Bennett, 63, of Montezuma, Ga. died at her home on Chapel Hill Monday morning, December 23, 1929.
  Mrs. Bennett died after an illness of three months and the immediate cause of her death was traced to heart trouble. Her illness was such that physicians rendered her recovery impossible several weeks prior to her death.
  Mr. and Mrs. Bennett with their family moved to Montezuma eight years ago, coming here from Crisp County. The deceased was carried to her old home for interment.
  Mrs. Bennett is survived by her husband, three sons, L. G. Bennett, C. O. Bennett and L. T. Bennett; two daughters, Miss Ruth Bennett and Mrs. Bertie [Bennett] Whittington.


Mrs. Gordon [Janie Tharpe] Bennett, Sr.    [1887 - 1908] Felton Cem.

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. July 31, 1908

Found in the "News of Local Interest" on the front page:

The remains of Mrs. Gordon Bennett, of Macon, were brought to Montezuma and interred at Felton's Cemetery. The funeral was attended by a large concourse of sorrowing relatives and friends.
[Note: Janie Tharpe Bennett, wife of Gordon Bennett - Born November 3, 1887 - Died July 21, 1908 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her Mother, Mrs. Mary Willie {Adams} Tharpe-Owens [9-10-1862 - 6-7-1917]and probably a sister, Fannie Lee Tharpe [7-27-1889 - June 23, 1895]
 


Lewis Tilmon Bennett    [1908 - 1967] Cedar Valley Cem.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 20, 1967
BENNETT - BROWN - WHITTINGTON - BOOTH

LEWIS TILMON BENNETT, 58 FUNERAL RITES
Funeral services for Lewis T. Bennett, 58, who died unexpectedly Thursday in a local hospital, were held Sunday in the Cedar Valley Baptist Church. The Rev. Otho Pirkle officiated and burial was in the CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. Pallbearers were Herman Bartlett, Ralph Joiner, Marvin Beard, Major Beard. C. E. Grace and Jimmy Spradley. Mr. Bennett was a retired employee of Robins Air Force Base. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Sam Brown, Jr. of Puerto Rico; two sisters, Mrs. H. J. Whittington of Montezuma and Mrs. Roy Booth of Orlando, Fla.; one brother, Luther Bennett of Montezuma; and three grandchildren. [Note: Lewis Tilmon Bennett - Born July 20, 1908 - Died July 13, 1967 is buried in Cedar Valley Baptist Church Cemetery] [Note: Lewis T.Bennett's brother, Luther Glenn Bennett [1892-1973] is buried in Felton Cem.]

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

LUTHER GLENN BENNETT

Luther Glenn Bennett died at a local hospital, Wednesday, January 10, 1972. He was 80 years of age. Mr. Bennett was a native of Gwinnett County but had resided here for a number of years. He was retired from the Montezuma Knitting Mill after 36 years of service. He was a Veteran of World War II.
Surviving Mr. Bennett are two daughters, Mrs. Mattie Price of Montezuma and Mrs. Raymond Taylor of Lakeland, Florida; two sons, Ernest Evans of Macon and Otis Evans of Decatur; two sisters, Mrs. H. J. Whittington of Montezuma and Mrs. Roy Booth of Orlando, Florida; a number of grandchildren, nieces and Nephews.
Funeral services were held Thursday, January 11, from the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home with Rev. C. G. Ward officiating. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were Elmer Harmon, Billy Tindol, Glenn Price, Gordon Price, Walter Whittington and Gordon Evans.

[Note: Luther Glenn Bennett - Born - December 22, 1892 - Died - January 10, 1973 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Aleph Minix Evans, wife of L. G. Bennett [Feb. 8, 1894 - April 26, 1949]


William Franklin Bennett, Sr.    [1833 - 1893] Marshallville Cem.[new marker placed by Grandson]

The Houston Home Journal - Perry, Ga. May 4, 1893

MR. WILLIAM FRANKLIN BENNETT, SR.

Mr. William f. Bennett, Sr., one of the oldest and most highly esteemed citizens of Houston County, died at his home about five miles west of Perry last Thursday, April 27, 1893.
He was buried with Masonic honors at Marshallville on Friday.
For three months he had been in poor health, and for two weeks previous to his death, he was seriously ill.
Mr. Bennett was born in South Carolina in October 1833, but has been a resident of Georgia since early boyhood.
In turn, he lived in Twiggs, Macon and Dooly Counties and for seven years had been a citizen of Houston. He was Justice of the Peace of the Upper 14th District and had been re-elected to that office more than once.
Mr. Bennett was a correct man in all his dealings, honest and upright, a consistent member of the Methodist Church, a man honored by all who knew him.
He leaves a widow, five sons, three daughters and other relatives and in their sore bereavement, many friends sincerely sympathize. A truly good man has been called ____________________________.[Can't read last line]
[Five sons: William Franklin Bennett, Jr., Charles Iverson Bennett, John A. Bennett, James Gordon Bennett, Sr. & Lewis Henry Bennett - Three daughters: Mary Lelia (Bennett) Hose, Tussie Evelyne (Bennett) Wall, Lucy Audrey (Bennett) Massey.
[Note: W. F. Bennett [listed as W.E. Bennett in "Cemeteries of Macon County", the marker is worn and difficult to read] CSA No dates. [William Franklin Bennett, Sr. was born 10-23-1833 - Died 4-24-1893] Family is considering putting a new marker on his grave.]
Buried next to him in an unmarked grave is his wife, Mary Ann Davies Bennett, [Born abt. 1842 Died June 3, 1925
Both are buried in Marshallville Cemetery Bennett Family Lot No. 19
 


Mrs. William Franklin [Mary Ann Davies] Bennett    [1840 - 1925] Marshallville Cem.-New Marker

The Macon Daily Telegraph - Macon, Ga. June 4, 1925

MRS. M. A. BENNETT

Mrs. M. A. Bennett 83, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Lucy (Bennett) Massey, 198 Magnolia Street, [Macon] at 10:15 o'clock last night. Her death was due to the infirmities of old age, but was quite sudden. She had been a resident of Macon for twenty-five years.
Mrs. Bennett was a native of Marshallville, Georgia. The body will be taken to that place for interment after the funeral, the time for which has not been fixed pending the arrival of a son from Akron, Ohio.
Mrs. Bennett is survived by two sons and two daughters, Louis H. Bennett of Jeffersonville, Ga., Gordon Bennett of Okron, Ohio; Mrs. Lucy Massey and Mrs. S. J. Hose of this city.
[Note: Mrs. Mary Ann (Davies) Bennett - Born 11-11-1840 - Died 5-22-1925 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband in an unmarked grave.[Bennett Family is considering marking this grave.]


 


July 2, 1942 issue of the Macon County-Montezuma Citizen-Georgian.

"Herbert Eugene Brown, 66, prominent farmer of the Marshallville district, died on Wednesday, July 1, at a Montezuma hospital.

A resident of Marshallville for 45 years, Mr. Brown was born in Perry, Ga, the son of Charlie Brown and Eliza Mann Brown. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Marshallville.

Funeral services were held Thursday, July 2, at the graveside in the Marshallville Cemetery at 4:30 in the afternoon., the Rev. J A Roundtree reading the service.

He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Furlow Taylor Brown, a sister, Mrs. Edith McGriff of Macon and two brothers, Harry Brown, Homestead. Fla., and Wyatt Brown of Fort Valley.
-- End --

Note : Mrs. Edith McGriff was actually a half-sister, daughter of Charlie Brown and Belle Fitzgerald Brown.
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The Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 2, 1942

FUNERAL HELD FOR HERBERT E. BROWN OF

MARSHALLVILLE
Herbert Eugene Brown, 66, prominent farmer of the Marshallville District, died on Wednesday, July 1, at a Montezuma Hospital.
A resident of Marshallville for 45 years, Mr. Brown was born in Perry, Ga. the son of Charlie Brown and Eliza Mann Brown. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Mar-
shallville.
Funeral services were held Thursday, July 2, at the graveside in the Marshallville Cemetery at 4:30 in the afternoon, the Rev. J. A. Roundtree reading the service.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Furlow Taylor Brown, a sister, Mrs. Edith McGriff of Macon, and two brothers, Harry Brown, Homestead, Fla. & Wyatt Brown of Ft. Valley.
[Note: Buried in unmarked grave, slab only, beside his wife,
Furlow Taylor Brown in Taylor Family Lot No. 23.]

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 28, 1994

MRS. JOHNNY D. [Sarah Taylor] BROWN

Mrs. Sarah Taylor Brown of Route 1 Montezuma, died Friday, September 23, 1994 in the Medical Center, Columbus, Georgia.
Services were held at 2 pm Sunday, September 25, in Cedar Valley Baptist Church with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma. The Rev. Keith Alderman officiated.
Mrs. Brown was a native of Cobb County, Georgia and had resided in Macon County since 1950. She was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church and the wife of the late Johnny D. Brown.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Martha Fowler of Columbus, Mrs. Elizabeth Timberlake of Rome, Georgia, a sister, Mrs. Pearl T. Stewart and a brother, Gene Taylor, both of Moantezuma, five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, two great greaty grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 4, 1965

JOHNNIE D. BROWN

J. D. Brown, 61, Former Resident, Buried Here Friday.
Funeral services for Johnny D. Brown, 61, former resident of Macon County, who died Wednesday, February 24, at his home in Columbus following a heart attack, were held at 3 pm Friday in Cedar Valley Baptist Church.
The Rev. Pierce Moore and the Rev. Otho Pirkle officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were Willie James Taylor, Jimmy Taylor, Joel Taylor, David Cross, J. D. Taylor and Wyman Mullis.
Mr. Brown, a member of the Sardis Baptist Church in Alabama had resided in Columbus for 15 years.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sara Taylor Brown of Columbus; two daughters, Mrs. T. E. Fowler of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Mrs. Marshall Timberlake of Americus; five brothers, Arthur Brown, Beeman Brown and Julian Brown, all of Montezuma, Corbitt Brown of Columbus and Brenton Brown of Perry; two sisters, Mrs. Swain Dixon and Mrs. H. D. Grace, both of Perry; five grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Johnnie D. Brown - Born June 17, 1903 - Died February 24, 1965 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery

 


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

MRS. LEWIS W. [Mozelle Avera] BUSH

Mrs. Mozelle Avera Bush, 75, of 730 June Dr., Montezuma, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 1997, at Sumter Regional Hospital. Funeral services were held at 11:00 am Friday, February 7, 1997 in the Montezuma First Baptist Church with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Mrs. Bush was born May 7, 1921 in Dooly County, the daughter of David Avera and Maggie Smith Avera. She retired as Office Manager of Colonial Store, she had worked in the Nursey Dept. of the church for 45 years. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monterzuma.
Survivors are her husband, Lewis W. Bush, Sr. of Montezuma, daughter, Mrs. Louise Bush Carreker of McDonough, two sons, L. W. Bush, Jr. of Bellville, John W. Bush, Sr. of Lawrenceville, six grandchildren, Tracie Ann Scott, Carey Brock. Jennifer Lynn Bush, Mike Bush, Steve Bush, J. W. Bush, Jr., two great grandchildren, Dylan Brock, Mathew Bush, three brothers, Billy Avera of Montezuma, J. T. Avera of Norcorss, Frank Avera of Swainsboro, sister, Mrs. Molly Faulner of Martinez.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Mozelle Avera Bush - Born - May 7, 1921 - Died February 5, 1997 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery [Section C-Row 1-2] beside her husband, Lewis W. Bush, Sr. [Nov. 29, 1916- just recently buried, flowers are still on the grave and marker is set aside to be placed.


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

MRS. STEELEY B. [Frances Batton] BUSH, JR.

Funeral services for Mrs. S. B. Bush, Jr. 52, of Albany, Georgia were held at 2:00 pm Sunday, March 14, from the Montezuma Baptist Church. Rev. C. G. Ward and Rev. Kenneth Bush officiated. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma.
Pallbearers: Clarence Holmes, Derrick Irby, Thomas Ham, Ralph Odom, Boyce Riddle and Kirby Smith.
Mrs. Bush was a native of Macon County. She had resided in Albany, Ga. for seven years and was a member of the Sherwood Baptist Church there. She passed away Saturday, March 13, after a lengthy illness, in a local nursing home.
Survivors include her husband, Lt. Col. [Ret] S. B. Bush, Jr., of Albany; two sons, Hal Glenn Bush and John Calhoun Bush, both of Albany; two daughters, Miss Frances Dale Bush and Miss Kristina Jo Bush, both of Albany; three brothers, Sam Batton of Montezuma, Charlie Batton of Griffin and John Batton, Jr. of Fort Valley and a sister, Mrs. Guy Bush of Montezuma.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Frances Batton Bush - Born November 15, 1918 - Died March 13,1971 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Stelle B. Bush, Jr. [2-8-1919 - 8-26-1976]
 


 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 4, 1962

JARED JESSE BULL [Picture]

Funeral Services For Jared J. Bull Conducted Monday.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Oglethorpe Methodist Church for Jared J. Bull, Oglethorpe attorney, who was a former solicitor of the City Court of Oglethorpe, mayor and councilman. Mr. Bull, who died at the age of 70 Sunday morning after an extended illness, held the post of solicitor for 20 years.
The Rev. W. W. Whaley, Rev. H. H. Sheppard and Rev. F. M. York were the officiating ministers and burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Bull was born in Talbotton and had practiced law since 1910. He attended Georgia Teacher's College and Mercer University, and graduated from the Atlanta Law School.
His father, Jessie J. Bull, was judge of the Macon County Superior Court for some years.
Surviving are his wife, the former Irene Askins of Oglethorpe.

[Note: Jared Jesse Bull - Born April2, 1891 - Died December 31, 1961 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Irene Askins Bull [Died August 16, 1967 @ 81 yrs of age - No Birth date on marker] See her Obit.

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 22, 1956

ELIZABETH [Lizy] BARKER

Final Rites Held Wednesday For Miss Barker, 18.

Funeral services for Miss Elizabeth Barker, 18, of Montezuma who died in an automobile accident near Americus Sunday, were held Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock from the First Methodist Church in Montezuma. The Rev. Louis Gholson and the Rev. H. F. Royce of Griffin, officiated. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

Pallbearers included Jack Bartlett, Gerald Abbott, Jimmy Jones, Curlon Lockerman, Lester Cole and Otis Hudson, Honorary pallbearers were Lamar Chapman, Tom Hall, Otto Liggin, William R. Peaster, Jesse Stanley and Arlen Lockerman.

Miss Barker was a life-long resident of Macon County. She attended Montezuma High School and was employed by Vanta Corp at the time of her death.

She is survived by her mother, Mrs. Beatrice Lamberth Barker of Montezuma; her father, McArthur Barker of Albany; three sisters, Mrs. Thelma Jordan and Miss Joyce Barker of Montezuma and Mrs. Ray Hall of Jacksonville, Fla.; four brothers, Howard Barker, U.S. Army in France, Melvin Barker, G. C. Barker and Roy Barker of Montezuma.

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

[Note: Lizy Elizabeth Barker [February 4, 1938 - March 18, 1956] is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery.]




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

 MRS. W.  S. BUSH

 Funeral services were held Friday afternoon, September 9, 1960 at Smyrna Baptist Church for Mrs. W. S. Bush, 99, mother of S. B. Bush, Sr. of Montezuma.

 Rev. Robert Floyd and Rev. Charles Casey officiated.  Burial was in SMYRNA CEMETERY with Akin Funeral Home in charge.

 A native of Dooly County , Mrs. Bush was a member of the Smyrna Baptist Church .

 Besides Mr. S. B. Bush, she is survived by six other sons, A. E. Bush,  L. E. Bush, T. W. Bush, Joe D. Bush and Cecil Bush of Vienna and Him O. Bush of Finleyson;  a daughter, Mrs. F. B. Adkins of Macon; a sister, Mrs. Joe Achord or Cordele; a brother, G. R. Wright of Warwick; 30 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.



Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 6, 1986

MRS. BEATRICE ADAMS BENTLEY

Mrs. Beatrice Adams Bentley, 66, of Montezuma, died Friday, August 1, at her residence. Funeral services were held at 2 PM Sunday, August 3, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Guy G. Sayles, Jr. officiated and burial was in OAK GROVE CEMETERY in Americus.
Mrs. Bentley was born May 18, 1920 in Sumter County, a daughter of the late Emmett Adams and Lillian Jones Adams. She resided in Macon County for the past thirty years and was the retired owner of Betty's Beauty Shop. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Americus.
Survivors are four sisters, Mrs. Donnie Lee Martin and Mrs. Georgia Ann Lamberth, both of Montezuma, Mrs. Sarah A. Wycoff of Wichita, Kansas, Mrs. Harvey Williams of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Pallbeares were, Sonny Lamberth, Winston Lamberth, Danny Williams, Johnny Bartlett, Cleve Mitchell, Billy Bartlett.

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


     BETTY LOU BENTLEY

Funeral services for Betty Lou Bentley, 12, of Oglethorpe, who died Saturday at an Augusta hospital, were held at five o’clock Sunday afternoon in the chapel of the Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

 The Rev. Melvin York and the Rev. J. C. Conoly officiated.  Burial was at  PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY .

 Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Bentley of Oglethorpe; grandmother, Mrs.  T. M. Bentley of Oglethorpe; grandfather, T. W. Jones of Reynolds; a sister, Brenda Bentley and two brothers, Terence Bentley and Mack Bentley, all of Oglethorpe.

 [Note: Betty Lou Bentley – Born June 30, 1947 – Died July 25, 1959 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery in the Bentley Lot.]


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

 GEORGE EDGAR “Ed” BENTLEY

 Oglethorpe – George Edgar “Ed” Bentley, 80 of Route 1 died Monday in a local hospital.  Born in Cobb County , he lived in Macon County for most of his life and was the son of the late Thomas Milton Bentley and Bessie Brooks Bentley.  He was the founder of Bentley Construction Company and was a retired contractor and farmer.  He served on the Macon County Board of Commissioners and as it’s chairman.

 Survivors:  Wife, Mary McElveen Bentley of Oglethorpe; children, Terrence W. Bentley and Brenda Bentley Hobbs , both of Oglethorpe and G. Mack Bentley of Ideal; sisters, Frances Bentley Williamson of Perry, Bessie Kate Bentley Grover of Columbus, and Sara Bentley McKinley of Atlanta; and six grandchildren.

 Services today in PINE LEVEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY .  The Revs. Gene Simmons and Sidney Jones will officiate.  Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.

 [Note:  George “Ed” Edgar Bentley – Born February 1, 1911 – Died December 9, 1991 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery ]


Mrs. George Edgar Nora Elizabeth Jones] Bentley    [1911 - 1952] Pine Level Cem.

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 31, 1958

RICHARD BROOKS BENTLEY

Richard Bentley, 7, Dies After Short Illness; Rites Sunday.
Funeral services for Richard Brooks Bentley, 7, who died at an Augusta hospital Friday night following an illness of three weeks, were held at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Fort Valley Methodist CVhurch.
The Rev. V. E. Robertson officiated and burial was in the OAK LAWN CEMETERY THERE.
The youth was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Radford B. Bentley former residents of Macon County, who now reside at Fort Valley.
Survivors other than his parents include his grandmothers, Mrs. R. L. Greene of Montezuma and Mrs. T. M. Bentley of Oglethorpe and a number of aunts and uncles.
Rooks Funeral Home of Fort Valley was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Richard Brooks Bentley - Born October 3, 1950 - Died July 25, 1958 is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery beside his father, Radford B. Bentley [3-18-1915 - Oct. 22, 1973]


Thomas Milton Bentley    [1872 - 1957] Pine Level Cem.
Mrs. Thomas Milton [Bessie Brooks] Bentley    [1884 - 1963] Pine Level Cem.

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

 SAMUEL GREENBERRY BENTLEY

 Services for Samuel Greenberry Bentley, 60, who died in the Macon County Clinic Tuesday were held Wednesday at 3 pm at the White Water Baptist Church .  

The Rev. Homer Fowler officiated.  Burial was in the PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY .

 Mr. Bentley was born in Cobb County and had lived in Macon County most of his life.  He was a veteran of World War II and was a Macon County farmer.

 Survivors include three brothers, Ed Bentley,  James Bentley, both of Oglethorpe, Radford Bentley of Ft. Valley; five sisters, Mrs. Willie Kelly of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Johnny Williamson of Perry, Mrs. Mitchell Grover of Columbus, Mrs. W. F. McKenley of Atlanta, Mrs. Mary Ellen Massey of Ft. Valley.

 Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements with Sidney Smith, Lewis Kitchens, Charles Hogg, Hixon Guest, Sr., Joe Coogle, Fred Payne, Wilbur Nelson and Wallis Raburn serving as pallbearers.

 [Note:  Samuel Greenberry Bentley – Born April 10, 1909 – Died January 27, 1970 is buried in Pine Level Methodist Church Cemetery beside Bessie Brooks Bentley [Dec. 10, 1884 – Sept. 16, 1963] & Thomas Milton Bentley [Aug. 5, 1872 – March 23, 1957] who are probably his parents.]


From:  Guelda Hay’s Macon Co., Ga. Obit Collection – October 1992

 VIVIAN  LOUISE  BENTLEY

 Oglethorpe – Vivian Louise Bentley, 72, of Route 1 died Tuesday in a local nursing home.  Born in Macon County , she was an employee of Forrest Mills Knitting Mills and was a member of White Water Baptist Church .  She was the daughter of the late Albert Bentley and Chessie Hamby Bentley. 

Survivors: sister, Margaret Bentley Farmer of Columbus, Helen Bentley Mann of Oglethorpe, Janette Bentley Baker of New Orleans, La., and Karleen Bentley Yawn of Cumming.

 Services:  Thursday in White Water Baptist Church with burial in PINE LEVEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY .  The Rev. Donald Rice will officiate.  Visitation:  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in the funeral home.  Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Vivian Louise Bentley – May 5, 1920 – October 27, 1992 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery ]


Mr. T. C. Bevel    [d. June 1935 @ 74 yrs] Pleasant Grove Cem.

 

Mrs. T. C. Bevel    [d. October 1934 @ 73 yrs of age] Prob. Pleasant Grove Cem.

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Alton Murray Bickley, Sr.    [1908 - 1978] Marshallville Cem.
Billy Gordon "B.G." Bickley    [d, October 17, 1997 @ 73 yrs.] Marshallville Cem.
1st Mrs. B. G. [Marjorie Lurlene Athon] Bickley    [d.4-17-1998 ] Marshallville Cem.
James Athon Bickley    [1951 - 1977] Marshallville Cem.
James Monroe Bickley, Sr.    [1883 - 1949]  Marshallville Cem.
Mrs. James Monroe [Allie Smith] Bickley, Sr.    [1886 - 1972] Marshallville Cem.

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Mrs. Mollie A. Billings    [d. February 1963]  Bertha Dozier Cem - Unmarked


Mrs. Josephine Bischoff    [d. January 1953] near Marshallville Burial-unknown


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   November 26, 1975

 GEORGE   PATTERSON   BISHOP

 George Patterson Bishop, 84, died Saturday at his residence after an apparent heart attack.  Services were held Sunday in Montezuma Baptist Church .  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

    Officiating ministers were Rev. C. G. Ward and Rev. Ken Bush.

 Active pallbearers were James Souter, Leon Shumate, Jr., Ben DeVaughn, Harold Riddle, James Clark and Jerry Riddle.

  Honorary pallbearers were members of the First Baptist Adult Men’s Sunday School Class in addition to Dr. W. T. Hall, J. S. Croxton, R. e. Suber, Dr. Tom Adams, D. C. Gottman and Grant Lee Greer.  

Mr. Bishop, a native of Albertville , Alabama had lived in Montezuma 49 years and was a retired farmer.  He was a member of Montezuma Baptist Church .

 Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Dovie Brown Bishop of Montezuma; a son, George Patterson Bishop, Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla.; a daughter, Mrs. J. D. McDonald of San Angelo , Texas ; a sister, Mrs. W. D. Parker of Augusta ; two brothers, Sherman Bishop of Gadsden, Ala. and Ira Bishop of Albertville , Ala. and four grandchildren.

 [Note:  George P. Bishop – Born November 8, 1894 – Died November 22, 1975 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Dovie B. Bishop [ Jan. 11, 1907 – Feb. 28, 1992]


 

John T. Bivins [Jr.]    [1882 - 1964]  Pine Level Cem.


Mrs. Annie Patrick Black    [1858 - 1960] Felton Cem.

Citizens  & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.        September 22, 1960

 MRS.  ANNIE   PATRICK  BLACK

 Mrs. Annie P. Black, 102 year old Macon Resident, died Monday in a hospital there after an extended illness.

 Mrs. Black suffered a broken hip in a fall on Sept. 12.

 Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Montezuma Methodist Church .  The Rev. C. C. Edmundson officiated and burial was in the FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma.

 Pallbearers were Lawrence McKenzie, J. E. DeVaughn, P. R. Cheves, W. H. Guerry, Tom Marshall and J. B. Easterlin, Honorary pallbearers included Joe Walker, Watt Espy, Marion Reid and J. S. Croxton.

 A native of Montezuma, Mrs. Black spent most of her early life in Macon and Sumter Counties .  She moved to Macon in 1900.

 On her 100th birthday, Mrs. Black received congratulatory letters from Sen. Richard B. Russell, Sen. Herman Talmadge, Gov. Ernest Vandiver and other political and religious leaders.

 Mrs. Black was the oldest member of the Montezuma Methodist Church .

 Survivors include a son, R. P. Black of Montezuma; a daughter, Mrs. Walter Bragg of Macon, four grandchildren, Mrs. John H. Fox of Newbern, N.C.; Walter Bragg, Clark Bragg and Marion Bragg, all of Macon; six great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

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

 [Note: Annie P. Black – Born April 16, 1858 – Died September 19, 1960 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her son, Reuben P. Black [March 10, 1878 – Nov. 27, 1963]

[Note: Annie P. Black is a daughter of Reuben Patrick and his wife, Phoebe [Massee] Patrick who are both buried in the Patrick Family Cemetery ]


 

Mr. Green Ray Black    [1846 - 1933] Marshallville Cem.
Mrs. Obie McKenzie Black    [1885 - 1941] Felton Cem.
Mrs. Theodosia Goodwin Black     [d. January 1943 @ 34 yrs] Marshallville Cem.

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

KELLY ANN BLACK [Infant]

Kelly Ann Black, eleven months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry D. Black of Montezuma, died July 18, 1972 at Macon Hospital after a brief illness.
Graveside services were held Thursday, July 10, at BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY with Rev. Kenneth Bush conducting the services.
Survivors are, other than her parents, one sister, Mechell Black of Montezuma; maternal Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Miller of Montezuma; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul A. Black of Gadsden, Alabama.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Kelly Ann Black - Born August 4, 1971 - Died July 18, 1972 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery.
 


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

 REUBEN PATRICK BLACK

 Final rites for Reuben Patrick Black, prominent Montezuma businessman, were held Friday afternoon, November 29, 1963 in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. C. C. Edmundson and the Rev. C. G. Ward officiated and burial was in FELTON CEMETERY.

 Pallbearers were Edwin M. McKenzie, Jesse Derrick, J. D. Lester, Jr., W. T. Hall, C. V. Riddle and J. S. Croxton.

 Mr. Black passed away late Wednesday evening at a local hospital after several months illness.

 Born and reared in Montezuma, Mr. Black operated a clothing store on Dooly Street for over fifty years. He also had farming interests near Montezuma.

 Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. John H. Fox of New Bern, N.C.; one sister, Mrs. Walter Bragg, Sr., of Macon; and two grandsons, John Fox, Jr. and Robert Black Fox, both of New Bern.

 [Note: Reuben P. Black – Born March 10, 1878 – Died November 27, 1963 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Evelyn Rutherford Black [b. ca. 1885 – d. Dec. 5, 1962] and his Mother, Annie E. [Patrick] Black [4-16-1858 – Sept 19, 1960]

 


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

MRS. REUBEN PATRICK [Evelyn Rutherford] BLACK

Final Rites Thursday For Mrs. Black
Mrs. Evelyn Rutherford Black, prominent Montezuma citizen, died early Wednesday at a local hospital after an extended illness.
  Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon from the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Father David Pritchard will officiate and interment will be in FELTON'S CEMETERY.
  Pallbearers are Edwin M. McKenzie, W. H. McKenzie, Lawrence McKenzie, Jesse Derrick, J. D. Lester, Jr. and C. V. Riddle.
  Born and reared in Americus, Mrs. Black had lived in Montezuma for the past fifty years and was a member of St. Mary's Episcopal Church. She was the wife of R. P. Black, local businessman.
  Survivors other than her husband are one daughter, Mrs. John H. Fox, and two grandsons, John Fox, Jr. and Robert Black Fox, all of New Bern, N.C.
  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangement.

[Note: Evelyn R. Black [B. ca, 1885 d. December 5, 1962] is buried in Felton's Cemetery beside her husband, Reuben P. Black [March 10, 1878 - November 27, 1963] Obit

 


Mrs. Susie Ella Bryan Blackman    [1859 - 1935] Hillcrest Cem. Reynolds, Ga.


Charlie Monroe Blair    [1872 - 1954]  Mt. Pisgah Cem.-Taylor Co., Ga.


George Franklin Bledsoe    [1852 - 1902] Pleasant Grove Cem.
Mrs. Joel Madison [Annie Emma Hobbs] Bledsoe    [1854 - 1898] Felton Cem.
Miss Sarah Mae "Pinkie" Bledsoe    [b.ca. 1862 - April 15, 1940] Pleasant Grove Cem. Unmarked

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Mrs. Tom [Mollie] Bloodworth    [1860 - 1937] New Prospect Cem. Taylor Co., Ga.

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Willis Carroll Bloodworth    [1896 - 1971] Oglethorpe Cem.

Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. October 21, 1971

WILLIS CARROLL BLOODWORTH

Willis Carroll Bloodworth, age 75, died Sunday night, October 17, 1971, at his residence in Oglethorpe following a lengthy illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday from the Oglethorpe Baptist Church. Rev. Richard Gardner officiated and burial follow3ed in the Oglethorpe City Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers were Joe Bloodworth, Calvin Rigby, Cecil Posey, Ronald Jones, C. W. Rucker and George Hall.
Mr. Bloodworth was retired from Kroger Peanut Company and had been employed by the Macon County Prison Branch prior to his illness. Formerly of Taylor County, he had lived in Oglethorpe for 36 years. He was a member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Susie Page Bloodworth of Oglethorpe; one son, Willis Rosone Bloodworth of Oglethorpe, two daughters, Mrs. Ronald Jones of Montezuma and Mrs. Carl Ogletree of Macon; one sister, Mrs. Ida Spillers of Barnesville; 13 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
[Note: Willis Carroll Bloodworth – Born May 16, 1896 – Died October 17, 1971 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery ]

Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. October 28, 1971
Front Page – CARD OF THANKS – Mere words cannot express the feelings we have inside,
For the flowers, food and sympathy, when our dear loved one died.
We take this means to express our heart-felt thanks so true,
This is our Prayer, Dear Friends today, May God bless each of you
The Family of W. C. Bloodworth

 


James Henry Bodrey    [d. Feb. 6, 1963 @ 54 yrs.] Odom Family Cem. Unmarked

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 31, 1984

JAMES BRADFORD BODREY, SR.

Mr. James Bradford Bodrey, age 53, of Oglethorpe, Georgia, died Sunday, October 28, 1984 in the Macon County Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 3 pm Wednesday, October 31, in Valley Hill Tabernacle, with burial in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS. The Rev. Felton Bloodworth, the Rev. Denver Richards and the Rev. T. J. Waldrop officiated.
Mr. Bodrey, the son of the late Henry Bodrey and Elizabeth Wainwright Bodrey, was born August 31, 1931 in Macon County where he lived all of his life. He was a retired butcher.
Survivors are his wife, Jo Ann Cromer Bodrey of Oglethorpe; two daughters, Mrs. Margeline Benford and Mrs. Wanda Layfield, both of Oglethorpe; one son, James Bradford Bodrey, Jr. of Panama City, Florida; one sister, Mrs. Frances Law of Perry; one brother, Jack Bodrey of Reynolds; his Step-mother Mrs. Henry Bodrey of Marshallville; seven grandchildren, Dennis Bodrey, Jeremy and Samantha Benford, Scotty and Heather Layfield, Brandy and James B. Bodrey, III, two sons-in-law, Benny Benford of Oglethorpe and H. L. Layfield of Americus; one daughter-in-law, Luanna Bodrey of Panama City, Fla.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: James B. Bodrey - Born August 31, 1931 - Died October 28, 1984 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery]


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

MRS. CHARLES [Hannah Forehand] BOLAND

Mrs. Chas. Boland, Passes After Long Illness: Rites Wed.

Mrs. Hannah F. Boland, 55, a native of Montezuma, died early Tuesday morning, December 31, at St. Francis Hospital, Columbus, after a long illness.

Graveside services were held Wednesday, January 1, in PARK HILL CEMETERY in Columbus, with the Rev. Weyman Cleveland, pastor of the St. Luke's Methodist Church, officiating.

Born and reared in Montezuma, the daughter of the late S. R. and Bessie Cheney Forehand, Mrs. Boland had resided in Columbus for the past 25 years and was a member of St. Luke's Methodist church. She attended the Montezuma schools and was graduated from G.S.C.W., Milledgeville, with a B.S. degree in Home Economics.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Kenneth Boland, Sr., and a 17 year old son, Charles K. Boland, Jr., both of Columbus; and one sister, Mrs. C. G. Haugabook, Sr. of Montezuma.


From Memorial Obituary:
'Entered Into Eternal Rest SEP 7, 1989. MARSHALLVILLE

Marshall Vince Bolan

Marshall Vince Boland, 88, of P.O. Box 288 died Wednesday in a Perry hospital.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Faith Baptist Church in Oglethorpe.
 Burial will be in Marshallville City Cemetery. The Revs. Delmer Lester and Kenny Thompson will officiate.
A native of Ashland, Ala., Mr. Bolan  lived in Marshallville for the past 55 years. He was a retired farmer.
He was a member of Faith Baptist Church and a World War II Army veteran. (parag.) Survivors include his wife, Ethel Skipper Bolan
of Marshallville: a daughter, Ruby Nelson of Perry; two sisters, Eunice Ward of Lithonia and Jewel Griggers of Gasden, Ala; two brothers, Dewey Boland and W. D.Boland, both of Atlanta; 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 21 great-great grandchildren.

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

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(From Susan R. Collier, comments/corrections to obit)

From Memorial Obituary:
'Entered Into Eternal Rest SEP 7, 1989. MARSHALLVILLE

Marshall Vince Boland (*correct sp. is BOLAN)

Marshall Vince Boland, 88, of P.O. Box 288 died Wednesday in a Perry hospital. (parag) Services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Faith Baptist Church in Oglethorpe.
 Burial will be in Marshallville City Cemetery. The Revs. Delmer Lester and Kenny Thompson will officiate. (parag.)
A native of Ashland, Ala., Mr. Bolan lived in Marshallville for the past 55 years. He was a retired farmer.
He was a member of Faith Baptist Church and a World War II Army veteran. (parag.) Survivors include his wife, Ethel Skipper Bolan
of Marshallville: a daughter, Ruby Nelson of Perry; two sisters, Eunice Ward of Lithonia and Jewel Griggers of Gasden, Ala; two brothers, Dewey Boland and W.D.Boland, both of Atlanta; 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and 21 great-great grandchildren. (parag.) Watson-Matthews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.
NOTE: M. V. Bolan was the only son of John Robert Bolan and Tempa Ann Mitchum. His father re-married and there were 7 children of his union to Tommie Lou Summers.
M.V. Bolan's third wife was the widow of H.H. Jackson.
Ruby Bolan was m. 1.)Harvey Samuel Collier 2)George Melvin Nelson. Number of great grandchildren/ gg.grandchildren is incorrect.


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

MRS. CHARLES [Grace Ragin] BOOTH

Mrs. Grace R. Booth Passes After Illness.

Graveside services for Mrs. Grace Ragin Booth, of Jacksonville, Fla., were conducted Tuesday afternoon at ORANGE HILL CEMETERY in Hawkinsville, Ga. The Rev. Melvin York and the Rev. Henry Thomas officiated.

Pallbearers included John Bryan, W. T. Jolly, Herschel Taylor, Jerome Fowler, W. C. Williams and Billy Scoville.

Mrs. Booth passed away at her residence in Jacksonville Sunday, November 20, following a long illness.

She is survived by her husband, Charles Booth of Jacksonville and one sister, Mrs. Thomas Turner of Oglethorpe


Mose B. Booth, Sr.

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Mch.25,1948

MOSE B. BOOTH, 71, PASSES IN ORLANDO, FLA. SATURDAY.
Final rites for Mose B. Booth, Sr. retired farmer were held from the chapel of the Montezuma Funeral Home, Monday, March 22. Born June 14, 1875, the son of the late Jaque and Dora Booth, both natives of Macon County. Mr. Booth died at his residence in Orlando, Fla. on Saturday, March 29, at the age of seventy-one. He had been in ill health for several years.
Mr. Booth had resided in Orlando since 1943, when he moved there from Montezuma. He was a member of the Holden Heights Baptist Church there, and was also a member of Camp No. 440 Woodmen of the world.
Of the late Mr. Booth and Elizabeth Hill Booth who died in 1941, the following survive; six daughters, Mrs. C. F. English of Winter Garden, Fla.; Mrs. Alma Harper of Orlando, Fla.; Mrs. J. R. McLeroy of Abbeville; Mrs. Felton Jackson of Kissemmee, Fla.; Mrs. I. F. Bailey of Cordele; and Mrs. H. E. Hobbs of Cusseta; six sons, Yancy Booth, Frank Booth, Leady Booth, Roy Booth, Robert Booth and Mose Booth, Jr. all of Orlando. Also surviving are two brothers, John Booth of Americus and J. S. Booth of Tallahassee, Fla.; twenty-one grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
The Rev. Charles H. Kopp officiated with interment in Felton Cemetery. The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
[Note: Mose Booth - Born June 16, 1876 - Died March 20, 1948 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Elizabeth [Hill} Booth [ August 14, 1875 - October 10, 1941]
[Please note some differences in dates and even in his name. According to his wife's obit, his name was Mose Armstrong Booth, here it is listed as Mose B. Booth, Sr.]


Mrs. Mose Armstrong [Elizabeth Hill] Booth

Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Oct.16,1941

MRS. M. A. BOOTH, MOTHER OF TWELVE, BURIED ON SUNDAY

Funeral services were conducted at the Montezuma Funeral Home Sunday afternoon for Mrs. Mose A. Booth, whose death occurred at her home here Friday afternoon, following a lingering illness.
A native of Macon County, Mrs. Booth has spent all of her life in the county and had many relatives and friends. The Rev. Jos. Rabun of the Montezuma Baptist Church conducted the service.
Survivors include her husband, six daughters, Mrs. C. F. English of Winter Garden, Fla.; Mrs. Alma Harper of Montezuma, Mrs. J. R. McElroy of Fort Valley; Mrs. Felton Jackson of Montezuma; Mrs. I. F. Bailey of Cordele and Mrs. E. H. Hobbs of Cusseta; six sons, Yancey Hill, Roy Hill, & Robert Hill of Montezuma; Frank Hill of Ocalla, Fla.; Leady Hill of Orlando, Fla. and Mose Hill, Jr. of West Palm Beach, Fla.; three sisters, Mrs. R. L. Jones of Oglethorpe, Mrs. J. J. Booth of Leesburg, Ga. and Mrs. O. C. Hill of Oglethorpe; two brothers, M. H. Hill of Montezuma and M. L. Hill of Oglethorpe, Also fourteen grandchildren.
[Note: Elizabeth Booth - Born August 14, 1875 - Died October 10, 1941 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband Mose Booth [6-16-1876 - 3-20-1948] WOW

 


Major Daniel Field Booton    [1833 - 1900]  Marshallville Cem.
Mrs. Daniel F. [Jessie Owens] Booton    [1846 - 1882] Marshallville Cem.
Miss Bassie Booton    [1870 - 12-22-1964] Marshallville Cem.
Mrs. J. O. [Alleyne Ware]  Booten, Sr.    [1884 - 1965] Marshallville Cem.
William Sinclair Booton    [1876 - 1948] Marshallville Cem.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 14, 1965

MRS. WILLIAM SINCLAIR [Clara Wisdom Bringhurst] BOOTON

Mrs. W. S. Booton Buried Sunday At Marshallville.
Graveside services were held in Marshallville Sunday, January 10, for Mrs. William Sinclair Booton who died January 7, at Pulaski, Tenn. The Rev. Carl Wilson of the Perry Presbyterian Church officiated.
Clara Wisdom Bringhurst Booton, the daughter of William Rufus and Allie Scott Bringhurst, was born at Clarkesville, Tenn. June 20, 1878. A member of a large and prominent family, Mrs. Booton lived most of her life in Nashville, Tenn. She is survived by her only child, Mrs. David [Mary Louise] Rhea of Pulaski; and by her grandchildren, Mrs. James Endre Helgeson of Rock Hill, S.C.; James David Rhea, Jr. and Daniel Field Rhea at the University of Tenn,; and by her great-grandson, David Allen Rhea.
Honorary pallbearers were Felton Hatcher, James Lester, Harvey Roberts, Felton Walker, Donald Frederick, John Lee, Lurton Massee and John McKenzie.

[Note: Clara Wisdom, daughter of Wm. Rufus & Sallie Scott Bringhurst & wife of William Sinclair Booton, Born Clarkeville, Tenn on June 20, 1878 - Died Pulaski, Tenn. January 7, 1965 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband, William Sinclair Booton [8-7-1876 - June 11, 1948] See his Obit.

 


George Hill Borders    [d. March 1964 @ 48 yrs.] Avondale Baptist Church Cem.
John Ellis Borders    [1876 - 1951] Marshallville Cem.
Mrs. John Ellis [Fannie L. White] Borders    [1880 - 1939] Marshallville Cem.
Ronald Morris Borders    [d. December 24, 1985 @ 49 yrs.] Pleasant Hill Congregational Church

Mrs. Ina Howell Bowden    [b.ca.1878 d. 12-31-1969] Cedar Valley Bapt. Ch. Cem. Unmarked'

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

BOWDEN - HOWELL -

MRS. INA HOWELL BOWDEN,     92.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ina Howell Bowden, 92, of Montezuma, who died Wednesday after an extended illness, were held Friday, January 2nd in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

  The Rev. Ralph Avery officiated, with burial in the CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

  Pallbearers were Adrian Collier, Fred Parks, Jack Loper, Gordon Dowling, Marvin Edwards, and Arlin Howell.

  Mrs. Bowden had lived in Montezuma for a number of years.  She was a member of the Baptist denomination.

  Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in Cedar Valley Cemetery for Mrs. Ina Howell Bowden BUT she would have been born about 1878 and died December 31, 1969.]

 


Mrs. J. E. [Rosie Meadows]  Bradford    [d. July 1945 in Columbus]   Prob. Columbus, Ga.

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

MRS. J. E. [Rosie Meadows] BRADFORD

Former Montezuma Woman Dies At Columbus.

Last week Montezuma was saddened at the news of the death of Mrs. Rosie Meadows Bradford, [Mrs. J. E. Bradford] of Columbus at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Bradford Clay.

Mr. Bradford died several years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Bradford were active workers in St. Paul Methodist Church in Columbus, and they were both civic minded, always interested in the upbuilding of their city.

Mrs. Bradford leaves two daughters, Mrs. Clay and Mrs. Martha Thurmond, both of Columbus, one sister in Columbus, Mrs. Irene Turner and another sister in Atlanta, Mrs. Sam Turner and three brothers, Wait Meadows and Carl Meadows of Columbus and Brown Meadows also of Columbus.

Mrs. Rosie Meadows Bradford had a number of relatives in Montezuma, Mrs. Will Hicks and her sisters, Misses Vera Harp and Tessa Harp, whom Mrs. Bradford frequently visited. She was also related to Mrs. Jere Moore and had many friends here.

 


Mrs. Charlie L. [Ada Cox]  Brady    [1881 - 1976] Red Hill Cem.
Emmett Jackson  Brady    [1863 - 1915] Brady Family Cem. per obit - Unmarked
 

Mrs. Emmett Jackson [Victoria Watkins] Brady    [1871 - 1962] Brady Family Cem.
 

Mr. Joe W. Brady    [ca. 1856 - Feb. 1934 @ 78 yrs] Brady Family Cem. Unmarked

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

RUSSELL LESTER BRADY

Mr. Russell Lester Brady, 86, Rt. 2 Oglethorpe, Ga. died Sunday, August 14, 1994 in the Flint River Community Hospital in Montezuma.
Services were held at 2 pm Tuesday, August 16, in Pine Level United Methodist Church near Oglethorpe, with burial in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY. The Revs. Lynn Hurley and Kevin Cone will officiate.
Mr. Brady, a native of Macon County, was born June 25, 1908, the son of Mr. Emmett Brady and Victoria Watkins Brady. Mr. Brady was a retired farmer and a member of Whitewater Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Agnes Bridger Brady of Oglethorpe, a son, James Russell Brady of Auburndale, Florida; a brother, Emmett L. Brady of Fort Valley, a granddaughter, Debra Brady of Oglethorpe, and a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


W. H. Brady    [d. may 11, 1916 in Atlanta Hospital] Obits says= City Cem. Oglethorpe ? Unmarked
 

Wesley G. Brady    [cs. 1847 - 1920] Brady Cem.  Unmarked

Ross  Finney  Bragg    [1908 - 1940]  Marshallville  Cem.

Truman A. Bramblett, Jr.    [1908 - 1940]     Felton Cem.

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

TRUMAN ALEXANDER BRAMBLETT

T. A. Bramblett, Retired Farmer, Buried Sunday.
Truman Alexander Bramblett, 80, of Montezuma, died Saturday, March 7, following a short illness. A retired farmer he had been in declining health for several years. He was a native of Forsyth County, moving to Montezuma as a young man.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Lula Bramblett of Montezuma; two daughters, Mrs. J. A. Levie of Montezuma and Mrs. Lee Day of Titusville, Fla.; six sons, Clyde L. Bramblett of Titusville, Guy Bramblett of Miami, Fla.; Ivel Bramblett of Bainbridge, H. V. Bramblett of Fort Valley, Everett Bramblett of Montezuma, H. L. Bramblett of Macon; a brother, Corb Bramblett of Cummings; two sisters, Mrs. Nora Holbrook of Plant City, Fla. and Mrs. Nettie Heard of Cummings; and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. The Rev. Otho Pirkle, pastor of Cedar Valley Baptist Church, officiated. Pallbearers & Honorary Escort - Not Copied.

[Note: Truman A. Bramblett - Born December 19, 1878 - Died March 7, 1959 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Lula B. Bramblett [May 7, 1882 - Nov. 16, 1969]


Rev. Franklin Addison Branch    [1833 - 1902] Marshallville Cem.


Mrs. Esther Blanche English Brand,


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

J. WALTER BRAND

J. Walter Brand, 80, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Monday, October 19. 1987, in the Macon County Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 11 AM Wednesday, October 21, 1987 in the Montezuma United Methodist Church with burial in FELTON CEMETERY. The Rev. Freddie I. Wheeler officiated.
Mr. Brand, the son of O. B. Brand and Elizabeth Lacy Brand, was born in Cherokee Co., Ga., June 27, 1907. He was owner and operator of J. W. Brand Septic Tank Company. He was a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church. He resided in Montezuma most of his life.
Survivors are, wife, Sara Forehand Brand of Montezuma, three daughters, Mary Brand Howell of Dalton, Joyce Brand Maffett of Montezuma, Gloria Brand Hill of Atlanta, a brother, R. L. Brand of Montezuma, three sisters, Janie Brand Dye of St. Petersburg, Fla., Jessie Brand of Atlanta, Mittie Brand Summerford of Whitesburg, five grandchildren, Five great grandchildren.
Pallbearers - Not Copied. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: J. Walter Brand - Born June 27, 1907 - Died October 19, 1987 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his parents]


Joseph  Lycurges Brand    [1900 - 1946] Felton Cem.


Lonzo Hamilton Brand    [1871 - 1954] Felton Cem.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 31, 1980

NATHAN ROBERT BRAND

Nathan Robert Brand, 74, of Byromville, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 1980 in the Montezuma Nursing Home. Services were held at 2 pm Monday, December 22, 1980 in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home with burial in FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma. The Rev. James Sharp officiated.
Mr. Brand, a native of Cherokee County had lived in Byromville most of his life. He was a retired farmer
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Esther Blanche English Brand of Byromville;a three sisters, Mrs. Beulah Trapp and Mrs Willia Rogers, both of Newnan and Mrs. Etna Moore of Stone Mountain; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers & Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: Nathan Robert Brand - Born January 16, 1906 - Died December 20, 1980 is buried in Felton Cemetery near his sister, Beulah Brand Trapp [1904 - 1992] and probably his parents.


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

MRS. NATHAN ROBERT [Esther Blanche English] BRAND

Mrs. Esther Blanche English Brand, 77, of Rt. 1 Oglethorpe, Ga. died Thursday, August 11, 1994 in the Medical Center of Central Georgia, in Macon.
Funeral services were held at 2 pm Saturday, August 14, 1994, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma with burial in FELTON CEMETERY. the Rev. Sidney Clay officiated.
Mrs. Brand was born July 14, 1917, the daughter of Mr. Matthew Hill English and Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Finch English. She was a native of Macon County where she had lived her entire life. Mrs. Brand was a store clerk with the Maffett's Clothing Store in Montezuma. She was the wife of the late Nathan Robert Brand.
Survivors are a brother, Sidney Richard English of Oglethorpe; three nephews, Grady Hill English of Oglethorpe, Donald Eugene English of Macon, Charles Hill Bentley of Valdosta; two great nephews, Tony Bentley, Troy Bentley, a great-niece, Mrs. Patricia Pinckney.

[Note: Mrs. Esther Blanche English Brand is buried in Felton Cemetery in Section F-Row 22-1362 beside her husband.


Obie B. Brand    [1877 - 1946] Felton Cem.

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 14, 1954

WILLIAM MARSHALL BRAND

W. M. Brand Dies In Dawson Tuesday.

Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church near Dawson Wednesday for William Marshall Brand, 19, who died late Tuesday afternoon following a fall while working. Interment was in the CEDAR VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY near Montezuma.

He was a member of the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church.

Survivors are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. C. Brand; two sisters, Mrs. Nathan Trotter and Miss Wanda Brand; and two brothers, Garland Brand and Joseph Brand, all of Dawson.

Pallbearers were employees of the Bell Telephone Company of Dawson by whom he was employed at the time of his death.

Dupree Funeral Home of Dawson was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for William Marshall Brand. In Cedar Valley Cemetery I find: Mary L. Brand [12-9-1916 - 12-1-1939] "Our Beloved Sister" but I don't see a connection. Anyone knowing anything further about this family, PLEASE RESPOND.

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 17, 1957

CHARLES MARTIN BRAY

Charles M. Bray, Retired Miller, Buried Monday.
Final rites for Charles M. Bray, 72, who passed away at his home near Oglethorpe late Saturday afternoon were conducted from the Oglethorpe Baptist Church Monday afternoon with the Rev. Melvin York, pastor and the Rev. T. M. Underwood of Pelham, officiating. Burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
A retired miller, Mr. Bray was born in Schley County. He was a member of the County Line Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife [Note Named]; three sons, Morgan M. Bray, James R. Bray, both of Oglethorpe and Herman F. Bray of Statesboro; one brother, James R. Bray of Oglethorpe, two sisters, Mrs. L. B. Payne of Florida and Mrs. Leola James of Ideal and seven grandchildren.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Charles Martin Bray - Born 1884 - Died 1957 [January 12, 1957] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Cora U. Bray [4-29-1890 - 7-4-1981] See her obit.

 

Mrs. Charles Martin [Cora Underwood]  Bray    [1890 - 1981] Oglethorpe Cem.

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

 MRS. CHARLES  MARTIN  [Cora Underwood] BRAY

 Funeral services were held for Mrs. Cora Underwood Bray, age 91, of Oglethorpe on Monday, July 6, 1981 at Pine Level United Methodist Church.  Mrs. Bray died on July 4 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.  Rev. Mack Underwood, Rev. T. J. McCollough, and Rev. Joe Porterfield officiated and burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY.

  Mrs. Bray was a housewife and had resided in Macon County all of her life.  She was a member of Pine Level United Methodist Church.

  Survivors are three sons, Morgan M. Bray, and James R. Bray of Oglethorpe, Herman E. Bray of Statesboro; and a sister, Mrs. Dovie U. Bradley of Oglethorpe; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

 

[Note:  Cora U. Bray [April 29, 1890 – July 4, 1981] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Charles Martin Bray [1884 – 1957]

OBITS   for  March 2003

 


 

Mrs. J. M. [Edith Rebekah Haigler]  Bray    [1857 - 1932] County Line Cem.
 

Rev. J. M. Bray    [1850 - 1918] County Line Cem.
 

Jim Robert Bray    [1886 - 1964] County Line Bapt. Church

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 13, 1964

JIM ROBERT BRAY

Jim R. Bray, 77, Buried Sunday At Oglethorpe.

Funeral services for Jim Robert Bray, 77, who died at 11 pm Friday, August 7, at his residence near Oglethorpe, were held at 3 pm Sunday in the COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH. The Rev. H. H. Gregory officiated anbd burial was in the CHURCH CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - Not Copied.

Mr. Bray was born in Macon County, the son of the late Jim and Edith Haigler Bray, and had resided in the county all of his life. He was a retired contractor and a member of the County Line Baptist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mary Anna Jones Bray of Oglthorpe; one son, M-Sgt. James B. Bray of Charleston, S.C., two daughters, Mrs. L. B. James of Ideal and Mrs. Edith Clark of Montezuma; one sister, Mrs. L. R. Payne of Longwood, Fla.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

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

[Note: Jim Robert Bray [1886 - 1964] is buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery beside his wife, Mary Jones Bray [1909 - 1990]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 1, 1956

JOHN GARRISON BRAY

Funeral Services Conducted today For John G. Bray, 67.
John Garrison Bray, 67, a resident of Miona springs Community near Oglethorpe, died Tuesday, October 30, in a local hospital following several weeks illness.
Born in Schley County, Mr. Bray had resided in Macon County for a number of years. He was a member of the Ellaville Masonic Lodge.
Survivors include his wife [not named]; two sisters, Mrs. Blanche Payne of Longwood, Fla., and Mrs. W. H. James of Ideal; two brothers, Martin Bray and James R. Bray of Oglethorpe.
Funeral services were held Thursday morning from Whitewater Baptist Church with Rev. U. W. Rollins and Rev. Henry Thomas officiating. Interment was in KELLEY CEMETERY, with the Masons in charge at the graveside. Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: John G. Bray - Born 1889 - Died 1956 is buried in Kelley Cemetery beside Ruby Irene [Kelley] Bray [1900 - 1990]
 

added 4/3/2004


Mrs. John Garrison [Ruby Irene Kelley] Bray    [1900 - 1990] Kelley Cem.

Probably from MACON TELEGRAPH – February 20, 1990

Taken from: GUELDA HAY’S OBIT COLLECTION

MRS. JOHN GARRISON [Ruby Irene Kelley] BRAY

Oglethorpe - Ruby Kelley Bray, 89, of Route 1 Oglethorpe died Saturday in a local nursing home.
Services will be held Monday in White Water Baptist Church. Burial will be in KELLEY FAMILY CEMETERY. The Revs. Donald Brett and Homer Fowler will officiate.
A native of Macon, Mrs. Bray was a homemaker. She was a member of White Water Baptist Church and the widow of John Garrison Bray.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews.
Watson – Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.
[Note: Ruby K. Bray – Born 1900 – Died 1990 is buried in Kelley Cemetery beside her husband, John G. Bray [9-14-1889 – 10-30 1956]


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

MORGAN MITCHELL BRAY

Services Held For Morgan Mitchell Bray, 70, of Montezuma.
Mr. Morgan Mitchell Bray, 70, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Monday, January 1, 1990, in the Sumter Regional Hospital, Americus, Georgia. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 3, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Joe Porterfield officiated and burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS.
Mr. Bray was born in Macon County, November 14, 1919, the son of Charles Martin Bray and Cora Underwood Bray. He was retired from Warner Robins Air Force Base and was a self-employed general contractor. He was an Air Force Veteran of World War II.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Allene Starr Bray of Montezuma; a daughter, Mrs. Fay Bray Barfield of Montezuma; two brothers, Herman E. Bray of Statesboro, Ga., James R. Bray of Oglethorpe, a grandson, Chad Moate of Montezuma; a granddaughter, Mrs. Dena Lanier of Athens, a great-granddaughter, Chasady Moate of Montezuma.
Pallbearers were Marvin Joiner, Frank Kelley, Chesley Gilmore, Danny Bray, Glenn Bray, Jimmy Bray.

[Note: Morgan M. Bray - Born November 14, 1919 - Died January 1, 1990 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery.


Mr. Benjamin E. Breedlove    [1876 - 1928] Oglethorpe Cem.

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.    June 30,  1960

 MRS.BENJAMIN  E. [Ethel  Murray]  BREEDLOVE

 Funeral services for Mrs. Ethel M. Breedlove, who died in Valdosta last Tuesday after an extended  illness were held in the chapel of Carson-McLane Funeral Home in Valdosta on Wednesday morning.

 Dr. Grady Feagan, pastor of Lee Street Baptist Church and the Rev. John McClelland, pastor of Westminister Orthodox Presbyterian Church, officiated.  Organ music was played by Mrs. Rudolph Howell.

 Graveside services were held in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY with the Rev. F. M. York, pastor of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church officiating.

 Pallbearers were Henry B. English, Melvin Brown, J. W. Scovill, E. W. Johnson, T. L. Coogle, John F. Williams. T. O.  Webb, and Jared J. Bull.

 Mrs. Breedlove, who is a native of Oglethorpe, is survived by her mother, Mrs. Alberta English Murray of Oglethorpe; a daughter, Mrs. J. W. Hightower of Baton Rouge, La. ; a son, Benny Breedlove of Macon; two brothers, Ed N. Murray of Buena Vista; J. B. Murray of Oglethorpe; four sisters, Mrs. Jack Staten and Mrs. Tom Bush Smith, Sr. of Valdosta; Mrs. J. T. Bryan and Mrs. H. R. Lane of Oglethorpe.

 [Note:  Ethel M. Breedlove – Born 1894 – Died 1960 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Benjamin E. Breedlove [ 1876 – 1928] See his OBIT

 


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

 BRENNAN - VILLENUEVE - REDFORD

 MRS.  ELIZABETH  RILEY  BRENNAN, 86.

 Services for Mrs. Elizabeth Riley Brennan, 86, of Oglethorpe, who died Saturday, were held Monday in the White Water Baptist Church with the Rev. Homer Fowler officiating.  Burial was in the OGLEHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS.

  Pallbearers were Lewis Wood, Wade Bearden, John Wadsworth, Hudson Whatley, Roy Wood and Clemon Odom.

  Mrs. Brennan, a native of Pennsylvania, had resided in Oglethorpe for the past four years.  She was a member of the Methodist Church.

  Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Villenueve of East Alton, Ill.; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Evelyn Brennan of Oglethorpe and a sister, Mrs. Margaret Redford of Brownsville, Pa.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note: Elizabeth R. Brennan - Born July 17, 1882 - Died January 11, 1970 and is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside Evelyn V. Brennan [1910 - 1988] and Parnell F. Brennan [1903 - 1969]

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  January 1, 1970

 BRENNAN - BEARDEN - ROGERS - GOLGAN - WOOD - VILLENEUVE

 PARNELL  FRANKLIN  BRENNAN, SR.

 Funeral services for Parnell Franklin Brennan, 66, of Oglethorpe, who died December 24, in an Americus hospital following a short illness, were held Sunday, December 28,  from the White Water Baptist Church.  Rev. Homer Fowler and Rev. Bill Guth officiated and burial followed in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS with full Masonic rites.

  Local Masons served as active and honorary pallbearers.

  Mr. Brennan was born in Pennsylvania and was a steel construction worker.  He was a graduate of the Augusta Law School where he was a member of Sigma Delta Kappa fraternity.  He was a Shriner, 32nd degree Master Mason and a member of the Church of All Nations.

  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Evelyn Bearden Brennan of Oglethorpe; one son, Parnell F. Brennan, Jr. of Hammond, Ind.; one stepson, William H. Rogers, Jr. of Cochran, one daughter, Mrs. Mike Golgan of Atlanta; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Jeanette Wood of Cochran; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Brennan of Marshallville; one sister, Mrs. Gertrude Villeneuve of East Alton, Ill.; 13 grandchildren.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note: Parnell F. Brennan, Sr. - Born May 12, 1903 - Died December 24, 1969 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Evelyn B. Brennan [1910 - 1988]


 

BRESCIA-ELLIS-COOGLE-MATHIS

MRS. ELIZABETH ELLIS BRESCIA OBITUARY

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 29, 1969 for Mrs. Elizabeth Ellis Brescia at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in New York City. Mrs. Brescia passed away Saturday, January 25th at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York after an extended illness. She was 56 years of age, and the daughter of the late William J. Ellis and Sallie Coogle Ellis of Oglethorpe. She is survived by her husband, Joseph Brescia, a son, Dickie, both of New york City; one sister, Mrs. Robert Mathis of Oglethorpe; two brothers, Harvey C. Ellis of Cordele and Marvin W. Ellis of Jacksonville, Florida and several nieces and nephews. [Note: Evidently, she is buried in New York]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 15, 1944

MRS. ???NETT [Adele Flowers] BREWER

Mrs. Adele Brewer Buried At Ideal.

Funeral services were conducted at Montezuma Funeral Home Wednesday morning, June 14, for Mrs. Adele Brewer, formerly of Ideal, Her sudden death occurred June 11th at her home in Oak Ridge, Tenn. She was a native of Macon County and had been away for several years. He is survived by her husband, ???nett Brewer.

The services were conducted by _____ Amerson and the interment was in LITTLE BETHEL CHURCHYARD CEMETERY near Ideal.

[Note: The obit was microfilmed on the curve and parts are very difficult to read. I do not find any other reference to her husband in any Macon County records that I have available. I would guess [?] that his name was Bennett Brewer]

[Note: Adele Flowere Brewer [January 18, 1908 - June 11, 1944] is buried in the Flowere Family Lot in the Little Bethel Cemetery.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 30, 1986

FRED BREWER

Mr. Fred Brewer, well known retired farmer, died unexpectedly Wednesday in St. Francis Hospital in Columbus. He was 72.
Mr. Brewer, a native and lifelong resident of Taylor County, was a member and deacon in Pleasant Hill Freewill Baptist Church in Schley County, had formerly served for many years on the Taylor County Board of Education and was a former board member from Taylor County of the Farmers Home Administration.
Funeral services were held Friday at 3 PM in PLEASANT HILL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH with Rev. Homer Fowler and Rev. Irvin Hyman officiating. Burial was in the CHURCH CEMETERY. piano music was provided by Mrs. Linda Williams.
Pallbearers were Tony Tarrer, Ronald Massey, Willard Brewer, Hugh Wall, Hal Dillard and John Greene.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Donnie Mae Stephens Brewer, Route 1 Rupert; three daughters, Mrs. JoAnn Robinson of Ideal, Mrs. Betty Webb of Roswell, and Mrs. Susan Reynolds of Carlton; one son, Robert Brewer of Morrow; six sisters, Mrs. Nan Peacock of Plains, Mrs. Edna Stephens of Stone Mountain, Mrs. Ada Tarrer of Ideal, Mrs. Ida Wall, Mrs. Dot Hambrick and Mrs. Geraldine Dillard, all of Ellaville; also twelve grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Giddens Funeral Home in Ellaville had charge of all arrangements.


Mrs. Josie Brooks Brewer    [1875 - 1932] Ideral Cem.

Robert Washington Brice    [d.April 1967 @ 85] Rose Hill Cem. Macon, Ga.
Mrs. Robert Washington [Ellen Nora Bartlett] Brice    [d. August 1973 @ 86]

Grady Willard Bridger    [1909 - 1910]  Old Lebanon Cem.
James Stewart Bridger    [1917 - 1918] Old Lebanon Cem.


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

JAMES TULLY BRIDGER

Funeral services for James T. Bridger, 80, were held Wednesday in Oglethorpe Methodist Church. Rev. H. H. Sheppard and Rev. F. M. York officiated and burial followed in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

Nephews served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers included: Hixon Guest, Billy Scovill, Bill Hunter, Leonard Ethridge, Ed Brinson, Johnnie Williams and Clay Williams.

A retired farmer and resident of Macon County for 50 years, Mr. Bridger died Monday night in a local hospital after a long illness.

He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Vera Peters; three daughter, Mrs. R. L. Brady and Mrs. C. J. Green, both of Oglethorpe, and Mrs. E. R. Jernigan of Hapeville; two sisters, Mrs. N. J. Nelson of Hawkinsville, Mrs. L. J. Green of Jacksonville, Fla.; a brother, C. B. Bridger of Jacksonville, Fla., and three grandchildren.

Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: James Tully Bridger – Born November 25, 1880 – Died December 19, 1960 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Vera Peters Bridger [March 18, 1888 – Dec. 12, 1982]


 

Mrs. James Tully [Vera Peters] Bridger    [1888 - 1982] Oglethorpe Cem.
Mrs. [Mabel Smith] Peters Bridger    [1902 - 1992] Mt. Zion Lutheran Cem.

 

 

B. H. Bridges    [d.October 1940 @ 60 yrs]  Prob. Coleman, Fla.


Benjamin Bridges    [1829 - 1909] Brady Family Cem.
Miss Lula Bridges    [1861 - 1912] Eastview Cem.-Shellman, Ga.
Robert L. Bridges    [1866 -   1920] Oglethorpe Cem.

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

ROGER DALE BRIDGES

Mr. Roger Dale Bridges, 41, 616 Macon Road, Oglethorpe, Ga. died August 18, 1996 in the Flint River Community Hospital E.R. Funeral services will be at 3 pm, Wednesday, August 21, 1996, in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home with burial in OLIVER CEMETERY in Dooly County.
Mr. Bridges was born March 29, 1955 in Dooly County, the son of Calvin and Lilian Bridges. Mr. Bridges was an auto mechanic and a member of the Holiness Church.
Survivors are his companion, Betty Joyce Collier Youngblood of Oglethorpe; four sons, Roger Dale Bridges, Jr. of Perry, Kenny Lamar Bridges of Byromville, Michael Bridges of Oglethorpe and Kevin Lee Bridges of LaBelle, Fla.; two brothers, Jimmy Bridges of Oglethorpe and Steve Bridges of Oglethorpe; father, Calvin Bridges of Oglethorpe, step-sister, Mrs. Brenda McDonald of Vienna; four grandchildren; and four step-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Note: Roger Dale Bridges - Born - March 29, 1955 - Died - August 18, 1996 is buried in Oliver Cemetery in Row 2-37]

 


David Fred Britt    [1920 - 1934] Red Hill Cem.

 

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

 LISA BRITT

 Graveside services for Leisa Britt, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Britt of Oglethorpe, Saturday July 6. The Rev. Joe Waller officiated and burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

 Surviving in addition to the parents are one sister, Cynthia Brittr; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Britt of Oglethorpe; material grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Pike of Oglethorpe; great-grandmother, Mrs. R. L. Britt of Oglethorpe.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Lisa Britt, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Britt – No Dates – is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery]

 


Robert Lee Britt    [1893 - 1938] Red Hill Cem.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 17, 1984

MRS. ROBERT LEE [Mattie Mae Johnson] BRITT

Mrs. Mattie Mae Johnson Britt, age 88, of Oglethorpe, Georgia, died Thursday, October 11, 1984 in a Terrell County Nursing Home. Funeral services were held at 11:00 am Saturday, October 13, in the Oglethorpe Church of Christ. Mr. William Potts officiated. Burial was in RED HILL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Mrs. Britt, a life long resident of Macon County, was born April 17, 1896, in Oglethorpe, the daughter of William Johnson and Alice Duke Johnson. She was the wife of the late Robert Lee Britt and the retired owner of Britt's Cleaners and Shoe Repair Shop. She was a member of the Oglethorpe Church of Christ.
Survivors are two sons, Herman Britt of Oglethorpe, W. E. Britt of Plant City, Florida; two daughters, Mrs. Willie Lee Smith of Eufaula, Alabama, Mrs. Dorothy Koulouris of Athens, Greece; three sisters, Mrs. Minnie Brown of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Ruth Smith and Mrs. Elizabeth Mason, both of Macon, 15 grandchildren, several great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Wallace Britt, Howard Britt, Randy Britt, Rob Britt, Ronald Smith and Earl Smith.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Mattie Mae J. Britt - Born April 17, 1896 - Died October 11, 1984 is buried in Red Hill Cemetery beside her husband, Robert Lee Britt [5-8-1893 - 8-3-1938] See his Obit.


BROOKS-ANDREWS-SMITH-BOYD-ROYAL-DIXON

MRS. ACHSAH ANDREWS BROOKS, 80 OBITUARY

Funeral services for Mrs. Achsah Andrews Brooks, 80, of Ideal, who died Friday morning, November 19, at the Ideal Nursing Home, were held Saturday in the Ideal Methodist Church. The Rev. Laurance Russ and The Rev. Clarence Keene officiated and burial was in the IDEAL CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied.. Mrs. Brooks had resided in Macon County all of her life and was a member of the Ideal Methodist Church. She was the widow of Martin Brooks. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. E. J. Smith of Ideal and Mrs. Walter Boyd of St. Simons: a grandson, Lieut. Thomas Smith of the U. S. Air Force, Rome, N. Y.; and several nieces and nephews. Watson-Mathews in charge. [Note: Achsah A. Brooks - Born 12- 15, 1887 - Died 11- 29, 1969 is buried in Ideal Cem. beside husband, John Martin Brooks [12-27-1884 - 10-15-1952] See Obit Macon Co. Web & OBIT for Mrs. T. A. [Ida Royal] Andrews. According to the "DIXON-OGBURN" family book, Achsah Andrews Brooks was the only child of Thomas Andrews and his 1st wife, Mary Elizabeth [Dixon] who died sometime between Achsah's birth in 1887, and 1893 when he re-married to Ida [Royal] Andrews.

 


 

"Little" Agnes Brooks    [1904 - 1911]  Felton Cem.

 

Rev. B. C. M. Brooks    [1817 - 1900]  Old Lebanon Cem.

 

Dr. Bennett Battle Brooks, D.D.S.    [1872 - 1931] Felton Cem.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 27, 1956

MRS. BENNETT BATTLE [Corene Simmons] BROOKS

Final Rites Today For Mrs. Brooks, Prominent Citizen.
Mrs. Corene Simmons Brooks died Wednesday morning, December 26, in a local hospital following an illness of about two weeks.
Daughter of the late A. J. and Agnes Sherhouse Simmons, she was born in Effingham County, Georgia. She had been a resident of Montezuma since her marriage to the late Dr. Bennett Battle Brooks of Macon County. Mrs. Brooks was a member of the Montezuma Methodist Church.
She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Fred Guerry, Mrs. R. C. Collier, Jr., both of Montezuma; Major Corene Brooks of Itazuke Air Force Base, Japan; Mrs. R. D. Johnson of San Lorenzo, Calif.; Mrs. Jack Comer of Lake Wales, Fla.; one sister, Mrs. Charles A. Greer of Macon; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Thursday morning [today] at eleven o'clock from the Montezuma Methodist Church with the Rev. L. E. Williams and Rev. C. G. Ward officiating. Interment will be in FELTON CEMETERY.
Dr. Tom Adams, Dr. Fred Adams, Edwin M. McKenzie, Jr., J. M. Levie, Watt Brown, Herbert McKenzie, Tom Marshall and Edgar Walker will be pallbearers.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Corene Simmons, wife of Bennett B. Brooks - Born June 11, 1878 - Died December 26, 1956 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, Bennett Battle Brooks [D.D.S.] [8-1-1872 - 3-13-1931] See his Obit.



Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 13, 1994

MISS CORENE BROOKS

Miss Corene Brooks, formerly of Montezuma, died Saturday, April 9, 1994 in Magnolia Manor Nursing Center. She was 85.
Graveside services were set for 11 am Tuesday, April 12, in FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma, with the Rev. Richard Aultman officiating.
Miss Brooks was born September 14, 1908, in Montezuma, the daughter of Dr. Bennett Battle Brooks and Corene Simmons Brooks. She was a graduate of Montezuma High School and Wesleyan College in Macon, Ga. She was the first Georgian selected for Officers Training in the Women's Army Auxilary Corps in 1942, and served as a U. S. Army officer in World War II. She was stationed in Germany at the end of the war.
She returend to civilian life after the war, but re-entered the U. S. Air Force during the Korean conflict. She remained in the Air force, retiring in 1969, as a Lieutenant Colonel. She resided in Winter Park, Florida, until 1988, when she moved to Americus. She was a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church.
Survivors are two sisters, Pauline Brooks Guerry of Americus, Mary Brooks Johnson of Anacortes, Washington and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Montezuma United Methodist Church. P. O. Box 169, Montezuma, Ga. 31063. Watson- Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


 

Mr. George P. Brooks    [1868 - 1931]  Ideal Cem.

 

Mrs. George P. [Nettie Greene] Brooks    [1874 - 1947]  Ideal Cem.

 

George W. Brooks    [1928 - 1940]  Ideal Cem.

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

HENRY SHERMAN BROOKS, JR.

Henry Sherman Brooks, Jr., of Ideal, died Thursday, March 23, 1978. Mr. Brooks died suddenly while at work in Perry, Georgia. He was 49 years of age. He was a member of the Ideal Methodist Church and a member of Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge, No. 65. He was employed as an officer with the Georgia Public Service Commission.
Surviving Mr. Brooks are his wife, Mrs. Joy Hayslip Brooks of Ideal; one son, Henry S. Brooks, III; one daughter, Miss Jane Brooks; his mother, Mrs. Janie Lou Holloway Brooks of Andersonville.
Funeral services for Mr. Brooks were held Saturday, March 25 at the Ideal Methodist Church with Rev. Jody Robertson and Rev. Clifton Brooks, officiating. Burial was in the IDEAL CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Charles Cannon, Kenneth Robinson, Chappel Brooks, Johnny Brooks, James Robinson, Marvin Joiner and Don Oliver.
Representatives of the Public Service Commission and members of the Masonbic Lodge will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Funeral arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home

[Note: Henry S. Brooks, Jr. - Born November 23, 1928 - Died March 23, 1978 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his wife, Joy Hayslip Brooks [May 27, 1927 - June 6, 1985]
 



Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 13, 1994

MRS. HENRY SHERMAN [Janie Holloway] BROOKS, SR.

Mrs. Janie H. Brooks, age 86, of 105 Oglethorpe Street, Andersonville, Died Thursday, April 7, 1994, at the St. Francis Hospital in Columbus. Funeral services were held at 3 pm April 9, at the Andersonvielle United Methodist Church,with Rev. Johnny Brooks and Rev. Richard Webb officiating. Interment will follow in the OGLETHORPE CITY CEMETERY in Macon County.
Pallbearers and Honorary pallbearers - Not Copied.
Mrs. Brooks, a native of Macon County, was born December 24, 1907, a daughter of the late Robert Jackson Holloway and Alice Irene Pennington Holloway. She was the wife of the late Rev. Henry Sherman Brooks, Sr.
Mrs. Brooks was a homemaker. She was a member of the Andersonville United Methodist Church and the W.S.C.S. of the church.
Survivors include two grandchildren, Henry Sherman Brooks of Ideal, and Jane Brooks Layfield of Alpharetta; three great grandchildren, Stephanie Renee Layfield, Matthew Colin Layfield and William Andrew Layfield, all of Alpharetta, a son, Henry Sherman Brooks, Jr. preceded Mrs. Brooks in death.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Methodist Children's Home in Macon or to the League of the Good Samaritan at Magnolia Manor. Hancock Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


 

John Martin Brooks    [1884 - 1952]  Ideal Cem.

 

Lewis B. Brooks    [1895 - 1951]      Ideal Cem.

 

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

MRS. LEWIS B. [Hattibel Lightner] BROOKS

Mrs. Hattibel Lightner Brooks, age 95, of Ideal, Ga. died Tuesday, March 15, 1983 in the Americus and Sumter County Hospital.
Graveside services were held at 11 am Saturday, March 19, in the IDEAL CEMETERY. The Rev. Clarence Keene officiated.
Mrs. Brooks was born November 11, 1887 in Ideal, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Lightner. She lived there all of her life, with the exception of the one and a half years that she was a resident of Magnolia Manor in Americus. She was a homemaker, and the wife of the late L. B. Brooks. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Owen McKenzie of Dallas, Texas; three grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Hattibel Lightner Brooks - Born November 11, 1887 - Died March 15, 1983 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside Lewis B. Brooks [9-29-1895 - 12-4-1951] See his obit.


 

Miss Livie Wayne Brooks    [1903 - 1948]  Ideal Cem.
 

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


Miss Maggie Brooks Passes After Long Illness;  Rites Sunday.
Funeral services for Miss Maggie Mae Brooks, 76, of Sumter County were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at graveside in IDEAL CEMETERY, the Rev. Henry Thomas officiating.
  Pallbearers were Ralph Gilbert, J. L. Turner, Reuben Williams, James Robinson, W. S. Robinson and Fred Payne.
  Miss Brooks died in a Milledgeville hospital Saturday after a long illness.
  Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. W.H. Burgess of Atlanta and Mrs. G. L. Williams of Americus and several nieces and nephews.
  Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in the Ideal Cemetery for Miss Maggie Brooks, HOWEVER, I do find 3 adult UNMARKED graves beside her parents.
[I believe [?] that one is for Maggie Brooks and one other unmarked grave is for her brother, Dr. Thomas H. Brooks [b.ca.1890 d. June 1929] See his Obit.
[According to the 1900 Macon Co., Ga. Census their parents are Thomas S. Brooks [No dates] [b.ca. 1846 - d. after 1920 Census] CSA & Elizabeth Battle, beloved wife of T. S. Brooks [July 30, 1849 - December 23, 1923]  Added 12/28/2003

 


 

Roland E. Brooks    [1874 - 1937]  Felton Cem.

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

THOMAS CLIFFORD BROOKS

Services Friday For Thomas C. Brooks, Ideal Resident.

Funeral services for Thomas Clifford Brooks, life-long resident of Macon County, will be conducted from the Ideal Methodist Church at 11 o'clock Fridan morning, July 19. The pastor, Rev. Henry Thomas will officiate, assisted by the Rev. H. H. Gregory and interment will follow in the IDEAL CEMETERY with Smith-Harris Funeral Home in charge.

Mr. Brooks died early Thursday morning at his home in Ideal after a long illness. He was 83 years old.

Survivors include his wife, the former Eva Brewer; six daughters, Mrs. Amory McDonald of Albany, Mrs. Glenn Ressler of Waynesboro, Pa. Mrs. Jack James of Butler, Mrs. Heyward Raburn of Sandusky, Ohio, Mrs. Floyd English and Mrs. L. G. Collier of Ideal; one son, Robert G. Brooks of Albany; one brother, Robert C. Brooks of Baxley; one sister, Mrs. Ed McCarty of Americus; and 15 grandchildren.

[Note: Thomas C. Brooks [May 6, 1874 - July 18, 1957] "Daddy" is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his wife, Eva B. Brooks [August 31, 1901 - April 5, 1970] "Mama" See her obit.

 


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.        April 9, 1970

MRS. THOMAS  C. [Eva  Brewer] BROOKS

 Funeral services for Mrs. Eva Brewer Brooks, 68, of Ideal, who died April 5, unexpectedly, were held Thursday, April 9, from the Ideal Baptist Church .  Rev. Clarence Keene and Elder J. W. Hartley officiated and burial was in the IDEAL CEMETERY .

 Pallbearers were Ira Kirkus, Fred Gilbert, J. L. Turner, J. W. Tarrer, Emory English, Dale Taylor, Buford Taylor and Larry Turner.

 Mrs. Brooks was a lifelong resident of Ideal and the widow of Thomas C. Brooks.

 Surviving are six daughters, Mrs. A. C. McDonald of Albany , Mrs. Bill Bryant of Waynesboro , Penn. , Mrs. Jack James of Butler, Mrs. Marion Raburn of Sandusky, Ohio, Mrs. Floyd English of Ideal, Mrs. L. G. Collier of Pottsville, Penn; one son, G/Sgt. G. G. Brooks of Viet Nam; two sisters, Mrs. Julia Johnston and Mrs. H. K. Tarrer, both of Forrest Park.  Twenty one grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren also survive.

 Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

  [Note:  Eva B. Brooks – Born August 31, 1901 – Died April 5, 1970 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, Thomas C. Brooks [May 6, 1874 – July 18, 1957]

 


 

Dr. Thomas H. Brooks    [b. ca. 1890 - d. June 1929] Ideal Cem. - Unmarked

 

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

MRS. VIRGINIA BROOKS DIED

An Exceptional sad death occurred Thursday night when Mrs. Virginia Brooks, aged 94, passed away at the home of her grandson, Mr. C. J. Joiner, several miles out from Montezuma. The aged lady had been in good health up until two weeks ago when the end was anticipated by the
family. She was a most lovable and admired lady and
through her long and useful life in Macon County, had endeared herself to hundreds of friends.
The funeral and interment occurred at the Lutheran Church at Graingerville Wednesday afternoon.
The following is a partial list of survivors of this most beloved woman.
Mrs. Willis McCartny and Mr. Tom Brooks of Ideal, Bob Brooks, ______, Bester Brooks, Daytona, Fla., Mrs. Ella
Reynolds, Baxley, Mr. W. M. Joiner, Montezuma, Mrs. Ida
Fletcher, Winter Beach, Fl.

Scores of friends, acquaintances and relatives attended the last sad rites of this highly esteemed lady.
[Note: There is not a MARKED GRAVE in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Graingerville for Georgia Virginia
(Burton) Brooks [Born 1836 Died 10-27-1926] or her
husband, Edwin Jasper Brooks [1833-1913]

 

William Pierce Brooks    [1898 - 1981]  Ideal Cem.

From:  Guelda Hay’s Macon County , Ga. Obit Collection -  May 1889

 MRS.  WILLIAM  PIERCE  [Vera  Fowler] BROOKS

 Ideal – Vera Fowler Brooks died Monday in a Macon hospital.

 Services will be held today in Ideal United Methodist Church .  Burial will be in IDEAL CEMETERY .  The Rev. Earl Seckinger and Henry Thomas will officiate.

 A native of Macon County , Mrs. Brooks was the widow of William Pierce Brooks.  She was a homemaker and a member of Ideal United Methodist Church .

 Survivors include two sons, ____Chappell Brooks and James ____Brooks, both of Ideal; three brothers, Homer G. Fowler of Oglethorpe, T. E. Fowler of Columbus and James Payne of Tallahassee , Fla. ; a sister Eldah Hines of Leslie; three grandchildren and two grandchildren –

 Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Vera Fowler Brooks – Born June 27, 1905 – Died May 1, 1989 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, William Pierce Brooks “Uncle Bud” [May 18, 1898 – Dec. 28, 1981]


 

William T. Brooks    [1869 - 1907]  Salem Methodist Church Cem. near Ideal
 

 

Wyatt C. Brooks[1874 - 1946]  Ideal Cem.

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

MRS. WYATT H. [Nettie Smith] BROOKS, SR.

Mrs. Nettie Smith Brooks, 86, of Route 1, Box 171, died Friday, Marsh 3, 1995 in Crisp Regional Hospital Cordele.

Services were held at 3 pm Sunday, March 5, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. James Eldridge officiated and burial was in SAND BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Rupert.

Mrs. Brooks, a native of Schley County, was born November 21, 1908, the daughter of Levie Smith and Lelie Kilcrease Smith. She was a homemaker, a member of Sand Bethel Freewill Baptist Church and had resided in Cobb for the past ten years. She was a former resident of Ideal.

Survivors are her husband, Wyatt H. Brooks, Sr. of Cordele, a son, Wyatt H. Brooks, Jr. of Cobb; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.


 

OBITS   for   April   2003

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

 MRS. EULA  CHILDREE BROOME

   Funeral services were held in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 187, for Mrs. Eula Childree Broome, age 81, who died on Monday, June 16, 1980 at the Oaks Nursing Home in Marshallville, Ga. Rev. C. G. Ward officiated and interment was in FELTON CEMETERY.

  Pallbearers were Hugh Childree, Dewey Childree, Edward Childree, Cecil Childree, Marvin McGill, Steve Johnson, III, William G. Johnson and Dan J. Grizzle.

  Mrs. Broome was a native of Taylor County but had resided in Montezuma for 60 years. She was the daughter of John W. and Mamie Amerson Childree. She was a member of Montezuma Baptist Church.

  Mrs. Broome is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Henry A. Taylor of Montezuma; one sister, Mrs. Leila C. Templeton of Lilly, Ga. one brother, Ben Childree of Ivey, Ga. a sister-in-law, Mrs. William Childree of Reynolds; two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 [Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in FELTON CEMETERY for Mrs. Eula Childree Broome.         

 


 

From: THE DOOLY VINDICATOR -
Printed again in THE HAWKINSVILLE DISPATCH -

Hawkinsville, Ga. Vol. 18, #41, Thursday Morning, October 9, 1884:

Died at her residence, in this [Dooly]County on last Wednesday,
Mrs. Eurastis Bryan. She was a strict member of the Methodist Church
and ever held sacred her precious hopes beyond the grave.
[Note: Erastis Bryan, son of Littleton and Elizabeth [McGruder] Bryan married Serena Potts.]


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Feb. 4, 1927

IN MEMORIAM

James A. Bush

Whereas the hand of death has entered the portals of our evangelistic club and in the Providence of Almighty God, Brother James A. Bush has finished his earthly labors, and answered the summons to enter into his eternal rewards;
Resolved: That we the members of the Oglethorpe Evangelistic Club experience a distinct loss in the going
away of our brother. He was one of our most loyal and most faithful members. We learned to esteem him highly for his many qualities of Christian character and his genial and friendly disposition of Christian brotherhood.
While his departure from us is sad to us in the parting, his influence for good abides with us, and we are resolved to so walk in the footsteps of his Master and our Master, that some bright day we will clasp hands again on the happy golden shore.
As a club we express our heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family of our brother, and assure them of our abiding friendship and prayers.
Signed: Oglethorpe Evangelistic Club J. J. Sanders, J. P.
Nelson and G. C. Johnson

CARD OF THANKS: We wish to thank you for your kindness and sympathy during the illness and death of our husband and father: Signed: Mrs. Maude (Souter) Bush, Mrs. B. F. Martin, Jr., Mr. J. A. Bush, Jr., Mrs. Jackson Monroe Ware, Jr. & Mrs. R. D. Waits.

[Note: In Oglethorpe Cemetery: James Andres Bush, Born
June 15, 1866 Died Nov. 20, 1927 & Maude Souter Bush
Born Aug. 7, 1872 Died Nov. 21, 1953]


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian- Nov.26,1953

FINAL RITES HELD SUNDAY FOR MRS. MARY MAUDE BUSH

Mrs. Mary Maude Bush, 81, well-known resident of Oglethorpe, died Saturday at a local hospital after a short illness.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at the Oglethorpe Methodist Church with the Rev. W. H. Ansley, the Rev. L. R. Lancaster and the Rev. Melvin York officiating. Interment was in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
The wife of the late James Andrew Bush, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Lewis Martin of Atlanta; Mrs. Jackson Monroe Ware of Clarksville; and Mrs. R. D. Waits of Moultrie; one son, James A. Bush of Atlanta; ten grandchildren and twenty-one great-grandchildren.

Smith-Tindol Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge.
[Note: Maude Souter Bush - Born August 7, 1872 - Died November 21, 1953 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, James Andrew Bush [1866-1927]

 


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

BULL - PHILLIPS -

MRS. JARED JESSE [ Irene Askins Phillips] BULL, 81, Died 8-16-1967

Funeral services for Mrs. Irene A. Bull, 81, who died Monday in a Quincey, Fla., hospital after a long illness, were held Wednesday at the Santa Clara Methodist Church in Quincey, Florida. The Rev. Marvin Lynn officiated with burial Wednesday in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Mrs. Bull, a native of Faceville, Ga. moved to Oglethorpe in 1925. She was a member of the Oglethorpe Methodist Church and was the widow of the late J. J. Bull, a Macon County attorney. Survivors include two sisters, Mrs. Emma Phillips and Miss Alice Phillips, both of Bainbridge; and several nieces and nephews. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge. [Note: Irene Askins Bull - No Birth date on marker - Died August 16, 1967 ] Died at 81 so she was born about 1886, is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Jared Jesse Bull [4-2-1891 - 12-31-1961] [Note: Her maiden name is very likely, Phillips, since she has a sister, Miss Alice Phillips OR Askins could be her maiden name.] Anyone having info, PLEASE RESPOND.
 


On the Front Page of Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February10, 1982:

OGLETHORPE WOMAN DIES IN HOUSE FIRE

An Oglethorpe woman died in a fire which partially destroyed her home on Randolph Street late last Thursday afternoon.
Mrs. Ida Lee Murray Bryan, 74, a lifelong resident of Oglethorpe, was at home alone when the fire broke out around 5:00 pm. Mrs. Bryan reportedly died of smoke inhalation.
 


Edgar Coleman Bryan

Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Sept. 30, 1927

ILL HEALTH CAUSE OF BRYAN SUICIDE

Marshallville, Ga. Sept. 26 -

E. C. Bryan, prominent planter residing three miles from this city shot and killed himself shortly after breakfast this morning while his wife and a negro woman were in the back of his home. He had been
suffering for several years and was almost blind at the time of his death. He is thought to have been mentally deranged.
Hearing the shot in the front part of the house, where Mr. Bryan had been propped up in a chair, Mrs. Bryan rushed there to find him stretched out on the floor with the top of his head blown off. He had used a Colt .45 automatic.
Despite the prompt action of physicians, the invalid died about an hour later.
FAMILY RE-UNION - Sunday had been a day of reunion with the Bryan family. His two sons, Lieut. Bert Bryan of Fort McPherson and Alva Robert Bryan of Macon had been here as had his daughter, Miss Virginia Bryan, a teacher in the Byron public schools. They left late Sunday night.
Mr. Bryan was a son of the late Amanda Fitzpatrick Bryan and Jasper Newton Bryan, both prominently identified with the life of this section for many years.
[Not: E.C.Bryan Born 1870 Died 1927 & his wife, Bessie
Chandler Bryan Born 1880 Died 1936 - Both are buried in
the Marshallville Cemetery]


Mrs. Edgar Coleman [Bessie Chandler] Bryan Obituary

Macon Telegraph - Macon, Ga. October 18, 1936

FUNERAL IS HELD FOR MRS. BRYAN -
MARSHALLVILLE WOMAN DIES AT DAUGHTER'S HOME

Marshallville, Ga. Oct. 17, 1936 -
Funeral services were held Friday for Mrs. Edgar Coleman Bryan, prominent Marshallville resident, who died Thursday after a long illness.
Mrs. Bryan was the former Miss Bessie Chandler of Atlanta. She moved to Marshallville at an early age and was educated in public schools here. She was a charter member of the Baptist Church and was active in religious affairs until her health failed.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harris Richard of Marshallville, two sons, Capt. Bert Nathan Bryan of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Alva Robert Bryan of West Palm Beach, Fla., father, J. E. Chandler of Atlanta; two brothers, Inard Chandler of Atlanta, and Alva Chandler of Macon and one sister, Mrs. Maude L. Robertson of Columbia, South carolina.
[Note: Bessie Chandler Bryan, wife of Edgar Coleman Bryan - Born 1880 - Died 1936 is buried in the Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband Edgar Coleman Bryan, son of Jasper Newton Bryan [1870-1927] and their son, Alva Robert Bryan [1903-1938]


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Feb.3,1938

A. R. BRYAN INJURED IN FLORIDA AUTO ACCIDENT.

Marshallville, Ga. Feb 3, -
Alva Robert Bryan, well-known former citizen of Marshallville, was critically injured in an automobile accident at Stuart, Fla. late Wednesday afternoon. Hours after the accident Mr. Bryan was still unconscious and doctors regarded his condition as grave.
Mr. Bryan is a brother of Mrs. Harris Richard of Marshallville and Capt. Bert Nathan Bryan of Fort Wayne, Wyo. Capt. Bryan was on leave from his post visiting relatives here. He and Mrs. Richard left this morning for the scene of the accident.
A member of a prominent family, Mr. Bryan's wife is the former Miss Dorothy Swindelle, who was a member of the school faculty in Marshallville and Montezuma some years ago. [It is my understanding that A. R. Bryan was the last Bryan Family Member to live in the Old Stage Coach Inn, west of Marshallville, the former Nathan Bryan house.]
[Note: Alva Robert Bryan - Born October 1, 1903 - Died February 4, 1938 is buried in the Bryan Family Lot in the Marshallville Cemetery beside his parents and sister]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 10. 1982

MRS. JOHN THOMAS [Ida Lee Murray] BRYAN

Services Held For Mrs. Ida Lee Murray Bryan
Mrs. Ida Lee Murray Bryan, 74, of Oglethorpe, died Thursday, February 4, 1982, at her residence. Services were held at 11 am February 6, in Oglethorpe Baptist Church. Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. The Rev. Bill Deakins officiated.
Mrs. Bryan, a lifelong resident of Oglethorpe, was a homemaker and a member of Oglethorpe Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, John Thomas Bryan of Oglethorpe; a daughter, Miss Edwina Bryan of Doraville; three sisters, Mrs. Alberta Smith of Valdosta, Mrs. Pauline Lane of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Christine McGouirk of Decatur.
Pallbearers were Eldridge Perry, Mike Murray, Spec Grace, Ralph Joiner, Glen Pope, Ed Coogle, Harmon Head and Carlos Martin.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Ida Lee Murray Bryan - Born August 12, 1907 - Died - February 4, 1982 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, John Thomas Bryan [Sept. 6, 1905 - June 22, 1990]


Young N. Bryan's CSA Service Records and the CSA Pension Records for his wife Amanda M. Bryan. The information contained in them are:

Young N. and Amanda were married in 1855 Macon Co GA

He died 16 Jul 1863 (some spots say 16 May 1863) but his wife confirms it was July. Elijah Cloud was Amanda's witness.

Mrs. A. M. Bryan died 1 Feb 1895 and her 1895 Pension check was returned to the government

Additional information on Y. N. Bryan
 

THANKS for following up on Y. N. Bryan . I got my info from your book, then found it in "History of Macon County" by Louise Frederick Hays on page 702, 4th name down. I have been "standing in the corner" for not thinking of looking in that book. Somehow, I think he is "a" Needham or a Nathan and named Young N.Bryan because there were so many Needhams and Nathans.

I also would like to connect him to:

Edy Bryan , widow found in 1850 Sumter Co., Ga. Census 1850 SUMTER CO., GA. CENSUS [819]

BRYANT, Edy 41 F North Carolina

Nancy dau. 19

Needham son 18 ????????

Ruthy dau. 17

James son 15

John son 13

Washington son 11

Mary dau. 10

Matilda dau. 8

Martha dau. 5

Josephine dau. 1

BRYANT, Lewis W. 26

Margaret ?? 24 SC [Guessing, w/oLewis W.]


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

CHARLES BLANCHARD BROWN

Funeral services for Mr. Charles Blanchard Brown, 89, of Marshallville, Georgia, were held at 11 am Thursday, July 17, 1986 , in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Burial was in HARMONY BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Unadilla, Georgia. The Rev. Billy Bryant officiated. Mr. Brown died Tuesday, July 15, in the Oaks Nursing Home where he was a resident for the past one and one half years. Mr. Brown, a native of Dooly County, was a retired railroad engineer with the A. B. & C. Railroad. He was a member of the Byromville United Methodist Church and a Navy Veteran of World War I.
Survivors are his wife, Clara Woodruff Brown of Marshallville, two step-daughters, Mrs. Wayne Hortman of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Bobby Etheridge of Unadilla, six step-sons, Charlie Woodruff and Harvie Woodruff, both of Fort Valley, Danny Woodruff of Marshallville, Herman Woodruff of Oglethorpe, Ray Woodruff of Montezuma, Frank Woodruff of Byromville, twenty nine grandchildren, nine great grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 4, 1975

MRS. STEELEY B. [Reesie Calhoun] BUSH, SR.

Mrs. Ressie Calhoun Bush, 90, died Monday in a Montezuma hospital. Services were held at 4 pm Tuesday in Montezuma Baptist Church. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Officiating ministers were Rev. Ken Bush and Rev. C. G. Ward.
Pallbearers were Hal Bush, Bo Rozar, Richard Bush, Henry Poole, Harry McLendon and Jimmy Taylor.
Mrs. Bush a native of Dooly County, had lived in Montezuma 45 years. She was a member of Montezuma Baptist Church.
Survivors include four sons, Obie Price Bush and Elmo Bush, both of Montezuma, S. B. Bush, Jr. of Albany and Wayne C. Bush of Jeffersonville; two daughters, Mrs. Earl McKenzie of Cordele and Mrs,. T. D. Russell of Macon; and a sister, Miss Estelle Calhoun of Valdosta; two other daughters-in-law, Mrs. Genia Bush and Mrs. C. G. Bush of Montezuma.

[Note: Ressie C. Bush - Born October 1, 1884 - Died June 2, 1975 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Steeley B. Bush, Sr. [ August 10, 1885 - March 9, 1970]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 28, 1975

MRS. JOHN ALBERT [Polly Wyolene Joiner] BLACKSTON

Mrs. Polly Wyolene Joiner Blackston, 65, died Monday at her residence after a short illness. Services were held at 3 pm Wednesday in Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church in Butler. Burial was in CROWELL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were Robert Joiner, Walter Wainwright, Robert Blackston, Charles Cotney, Cecil Ingram and Joe Ingram.
Mrs. Blackston, a native of Crawford County, had lived in Macon County for 21 years. She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, John Albert Blackston of Oglethorpe; a son, Alton Jerry Blackston of Butler; a daughter, Mrs. Lucille Ingram of Butler; three brothers, Asa Joiner of Forsyth, Ernest Joiner of Reynolds and Stanley Joiner of Fort Valley; and five sisters, Mrs. Johnny Wainwright, Mrs. Bertha Hinton, Mrs. Ethel C. Kirksey, all of Butler, Mrs. Robert Melvin of Forsyth and Mrs. Lucille Harris of Reynolds and seven grandchildren.

[Note: Wyolene Joiner Blackston - Born September 4, 1909 - Died May 19, 1975 is buried in Crowell Cemetery [Taylor Co.,], Ga. beside her husband, John Albert Blackston [July 11, 1911 - June 15, 1973]


 


From: "History of Macon County" by Louise Frederick Hays - Pg. 727

CAPTAIN WILLIAM F. BROWN

Listed with Soldiers Buried in MONTEZUMA CEMETERY [ Felton Cemetery]

BROWN, James Monroe, born August 8, 1841, died October 17, 1931, Co. F. 12th Ga.; 2nd Lieut. December 1862, Wounded at Sharpsburg and Gettysburg; wounded at Winchester, Va. and Captured.

J.M. Brown was a son of CAPTAIN WILLIAM F. BROWN, Capt. Co. F. 12th Ga., killed at Ox Hill, [Iron Cross], Virginia on September 1, 1862, while commanding Trimble's Brigade.

[Note: There are CSA markers in FELTON CEMETERY for both Captain James Monroe Brown Born 1841 - Died 1941 and Captain William F. Brown [B. February 6, 1813 D. September 1, 1862. Both markers can be found in Section A - Row-1 - P 60 & 61. As you drive in Felton Cemetery from the 1st available entrance, designated at ENTRANCE, the markers will be on you left in the first section.



NEW Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 18, 2004

MRS. CLEVELAND GUY [Lois Batton] BUSH

Lois B. Bush, 92, of Montezuma passed Thursday morning, August 12, 2004. Graveside services were held at 11 am on Saturday, August 14, at BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK. Rev. Steven Wright and Rev. Ken Chancellor officiated.
Visitation was Friday night from 6-8 pm at Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.
She was born in Macon County on July 3, 1912. She was the daughter of the late John B. Batton and Janie Joyner Batton. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Montezuma and the WMU. She was preceded in death by her husband, Guy Bush.
Survivors include two daughters; Norma [Skip] Tucker of Roswell and Joyce [Buck] Richards of Leesburg; Grandchildren: Vicki [Jeff] Williams, Kris [Steve Watson] Spikes, Kelli [Mac] George, and Ronnie Richards; great grandchildren; Zach Williams and Tyler George.
Memorial contributions may be made to United Hospice, 708 East 16th Avenue, Cordele, Ga. 31015.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Moantezuma had charge of funeral arrangements.

[Note: Lois Batton Bush - Born - July 3, 1912 - Died - August 12, 2004 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery [Section A-3-212] beside her husband, Cleveland Guy Bush [June 25,1911 - October 31, 1974] Obit


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 26, 1955

MRS. NANCY NOLAND BYRD

Final Rites Held Monday for Mrs. Nancy Byrd, 85.

Mrs. Nancy Noland Byrd, 85, died at her home in Montezuma Sunday morning after a five week illness. She was a native of Thomas County.

Funeral services were held Monday at the Perry Methodist Church and burial was in WOODLAWN CEMETERY in Perry. The Rev. McCoy Johnson, pastor of the Montezuma Methodist Church and the Rev. Guy Hutcherson, pastor of the Perry Methodist church, officiated.

Survivors include a daughter, Miss Lee E. Byrd of Montezuma; a half-sister, Mrs. Mary Kirkland of Griffin; four sons, J. W. Byrd of Kathleen, E. N. Byrd of Perry, C. A. Byrd of Perry, R. V. Byrd of Tampa, Fla.; and seven grandchildren. She was a member of the Montezuma Methodist Church.

12/23/2003


MRS. CONLEY WARD [Mamie Estelle Hayes] BEARD

Mrs. Mamie Estelle Hayes Beard, 88, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Monday, April 20, 1987, at her residence. Funeral services were held at 11 AM Wednesday, April 22, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Jack Neill and the Rev. Jesse Springer officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Mrs. Beard, a native of DeKalb County, was born May 6, 1898, the daughter of Andrew Hayes and Mary Hart Hayes. She had resided in Macon County for the past forty eight years, was a homemaker and a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church. She was the wife of the late Conley Ward Beard.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. George H. Parks of Montezuma, Mrs. Arthur H. Perry of Macon, six sons, Marvin W. Beard of Oglethorpe, Major A. Beard and Clifford E. Beard, both of Montezuma, Jeff C. Beard of Warner Robins, Ralph Beard and Raymond Beard, both of Vero Beach, Florida, a sister, Mrs. Rose Bentley of Norcross, a brother, Mack Hayes of Winder, twenty one grandchildren, twenty three great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were, Marvin Edwards, Boyce Riddle, P. G. Poteet, Curtis Humphrey, G. W. Walls, Emil Hair.

[Note: Mamie H. Beard - Born May 26, 1898 - Died April 20, 1987 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, C. W. Beard - [May 12, 1894 - March 14, 1966] See his obit.
 


ERNEST  LENWOOD  BROWN

 Funeral services for Ernest Lenwood Brown were conducted in the Chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon, November 16, 1960 .  The Rev. W. W. Whaley and the Rev. J. C. Conoly officiated and burial followed in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY .

 Pallbearers – No copied.

 Mr. Brown, 78 year old resident of Oglethorpe, died early Tuesday morning at the Macon County Clinic as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident late Friday afternoon.  A native of Turner County , Mr. Brown had resided in Oglethorpe for the past 45 years.  He was a retired farmer.

 Survivors include his wife, the former Blanche Adams; six daughters, Mrs. Ellie Witt,  Mrs. Dorothy Wood of Oglethorpe,  Mrs. Marie Sanders,  Mrs. Elizabeth McRae of Macon;  Mrs. Virginia Graves of Chattanooga, Tenn.;  Mrs. Claire  Gallo of Dumont, New Jersey; two sons,  E. Melvin Brown of Oglethorpe and  H. B. Brown of Anniston, Ala.; three sisters,  Miss Ruth Brown, Mrs. Alva Fulwood of Adel and Mrs. Archie Christain of Atlanta.

 [Note: Ernest L. Brown – Born January 2, 1881 – Died November 15, 1960 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery   beside his wife, Blanche A. Brown [Oct. 22, 1888 – Oct. 15, 1966]




 Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. February 3, 1955

MRS. HUBERT   [Furlow  Taylor]  BROWN

Funeral Services For Mrs. Brown, 81, Conducted Sunday

Funeral services for Mrs. Furlow Taylor Brown, 81, were held Sunday afternoon from the Marshallville Baptist Church with the Rev. J. C. Holmes and the Rev. C. C. Waite officiating.  Interment was in the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY.

  Pallbearers were J. D. Chappell, Grady Griffin, Mr. McElhenny, John C. Walker, C. C. Haslam and D. B. Frederick, Sr.

  Mrs. Brown, a lifelong resident of Marshallville, passed away unexpectedly January 29, in a hospital. She was the oldest surviving member of the Marshallville Baptist Church and also very active.

  Survivors include one nephew, H. W. Taylor of Marshallville; four nieces, Mrs. Robert P. Turner of Marshallville, Mrs. John Warren of Conyers, Mrs. Dru Rambo of Clermont, Fla. and Mrs. Rebecca Schawhe of Swainsboro, Ga.

 

[Note: Maggie Furlow Taylor Brown –  [October 21, 1873  - January 29, 1955] is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside an UNMARKED adult grave thought to be for Hubert Brown, husband of Furlow T. Brown [ See his Obit d. 7-2-1942 @ 66 yrs old.


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

MARIE GERTRUDE SANDERS MANN BOYD

Graveside Services For Mrs. Boyd, 91 of Oglethorpe.
Graveside services were held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, December 30, 1986 for Mrs. Marie Gertrude Sanders Boyd. Mrs. Boyd, 91, of Oglethorpe, Georgia died Monday, December 29, at the residence of her son, Fred William Mann.
Mrs. Boyd was born August 31, 1895 in Hoboken, N. J. She had resided in Oglethorpe for the past two years, moving from Reidsville, N.C., was a homemaker and of the Methodist denomination.
Burial was in PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY and the Rev. Gene Wilson officiated.
In addition to her son, she is survived by two grandchildren, Bruce Albert Mann of Jacksonville, N.C. Fritzi Marie Barnhill of Mesa, Arizona, three great-grandchildren, Bentley Mann, Shane Barnhill and Paige Barnhill.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Marie Gertrude Sanders Mann Boyd - Born August 31, 1895 - Died December 29, 1986 "Beloved Mother of Fred "Fritz" Mann" is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside Fred W. "Fritz: Mann PTGA Golf Professional [B. December 22, 1916 - Died July 6, 1992]
 


 

 


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. January 17, 1930

WILLIAM  F.  BYROM

William F. Byrom Stricken Fatally At Sister's Burial
William F. Byrom, 74, well known planter of Byromville, Ga. died suddenly here last Sunday afternoon while attending the funeral of his sister, Mrs. James Dupree.  Doctors said that death was due to angina pectoris.
  The body of Mr. Byrom was returned to his residence, the former home of Colonel and Mrs. W. H. Byrom, at Byromville, where the funeral and interment took place Monday afternoon.
  Mr. Byrom is survived by his sister, Mrs. Julia B. Wimberly of Macon.


 

                                                                                     





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

ROY ALLEN BUSH

Funeral Saturday For Bush Infant

Gravesdie services were held on July 21st for Roy Allen Bush, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmore Russell Bush of Ideal, who died at birth at the Riverside Sanatorium on July 21st. Interment was in KELLEY CEMETERY near Ideal.

The child's mother is the former Margaret Kelley, a native of Dooly County. His father is in the U.S.Army.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in the Kelley Cemetery for Roy Allen Bush] I do find Elmo Russell Bush [September 1916 - July 12, 1983] in Oglethorpe Cem.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 12, 1945

WATT PAUL BROWN

Funeral Services Held Friday, July 6, For Watt Brown, 66.

Funeral services were conducted Friday morning, July 6th for Watt Paul Brown, 66, well-known farmer and merchant, who died at a local hospital July 4th following an illness of several days.

Born in Montezuma, Ga. on October 27, 1879, the son of the late J. M. Brown and Pleona Wallis Brown, both natives of Dooly County. Mr. Brown had spent his entire life here, having been a partner in Brown Brothers for some time. An active member of the Montezuma Methodist Church, Mr. Brown married the former Susie Greer, who survives him.

Other survivors include one daughter, Kathryn Sue Brown of Montezuma; three sons, Watt Brown, Jr., John Marvin Brown and William Brown, all of Montezuma; three brothers, Marvin Brown of Montezuma, W. W. Brown of Macon and M. S. Brown of Ohio; and two sisters, Mrs. J. D. Cobb of Atlanta and Miss Annie Kate Brown of Montezuma.

Services were held from his residence in Montezuma, the Rev. B. A. Pafford officiating, assisted by the Rev. Charles a. Jackson, Jr. and interment was in FELTON'S CEMETERY.

Pallbearers & Honorary Escort - Not Copied.

[Note: Watt P. Brown [October 27, 1878 - July 4, 1945] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Susie Greer Brown [November 15, 1905 - November 9, 1988] See her obit.


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

CONNIE SUE BROWN

Graveside Services For Brown Infant.

Graveside services were held Sunday afternoon, June 17, for Connie Sue Brown, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Brown of Oglethorpe, who died four hours after birth at a Montezuma hospital on June 15.

The small child's father came to this county from Turner County and her mother, the former Miss Vetra Corine Childre, came from Taylor County. She had two brothers, James Dorsey Brown and Melvin Lynnwood Brown, both of Oglethorpe.

The Rev. W. R. Rustin officiated at the services and interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Connie Sue, daughter of Ernest M. & Vetra C. Brown [June 15, 1945 - June 16, 1945] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 31, 1945

CHARLIE G. BROWN

Funeral Services Held Wednesday For Charlie G. Brown, 68

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon, May 30, for Charlie G. Brown, 68, whose death occurred suddenly at his home in this Spalding community early Friday morning. His death resulted from a heart attack.

Mr. Brown was born in Ashland, Alabama in June 1877, the son of the late John Brown and Betty Maddox Brown, both natives of Alabama. He was a member and a deacon of the Baptist Church in Ashland. He married the former, Mamie Foreman, and moved to Montezuma in 1921, where he was engaged in farming.

Surviving him are his wife; two daughters, Mrs. E. S. Dixon of Perry and Mrs. H. B. Grace of Roberta; six sons, Arthur Brown and Johnnie Brown of Montezuma; Beeman Brown of U. S. Army in South Carolina; Brenton Brown of Army in Courtland, Ala.; Corbit Brown of Army in Washington and Julian Brown also the army; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Morris of Birmingham, Ala.; Mrs. Carrie Blair of Pheonix City, Alabama, and Mrs. Evie Morris of Alabama; and two brothers, Will Brown of Montezuma and Wardlaw Brown of Warner Robins, Ga.

Funeral services were held from the Montezuma Funeral Home, the Rev. Carl Ayers officiating and interment was in FELTON'S CEMETERY.

Pallbearers were Swain Dixon, H. B. Grace, Johnnie Borwn, Beeman Brown, Brenton Brown and Corbit Brown.

[Note: Charlie E. Brown [ 1876 - 1945] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Mamie S. Brown [1883 - 1958]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 22, 1945

MRS. ELIAS G. [Drewey Frances Bedenbaugh] BRYAN

Funeral Services Held For Mrs. E. G. Bryan, 81.

Funeral services were conducted on Monday, March 19, for Mrs. Drewey Frances Bryan, 81, whose death occurred at a local hospital late Saturday evening following an illness of several months.

Mrs. Bryan, a life-long resident of Macon County, having been born here in 1863, was the daughter of the late B. Bedenbaugh and Rebecca Smith Bedenbaugh, both natives of South Carolina. She made her home in Oglethorpe and was a member of the Mount Zion Lutheran Church there, active in all of its' activities. She was the wife of the late Elias G. Bryan.

Surviving her are two sons, Nedium Bryan of Albany and John Thomas Bryan of Oglethorpe; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Edwards of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Horrace Walker of Warner Robins; one sister, Mrs. Ann Spear.

Services were conducted from the Mount Zion Lutheran Church, the Rev. John D. Zeigler, officiating and interment was in the MOUNT ZION LUTHERAN CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not copied.

[Note: Durry Frances Bryan [September 28, 1863 - March 17, 1945] is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside her husband, Elias G. Bryan [September 20, 1860 - July 29, 1909] See His Obit.

& Willie Bryan Edwards [No Dates] She was b. ca. 1898 and was the wife of Fred Edwards. Anyone have a birth and death date on this daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan, PLEASE RESPOND.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. Wednesday, September 23, 1992

MRS. MILTON B. [Eugenia Irby] BUSH

Mrs. Eugenia Irby Bush, 78, of 324 Averill Street, Montezuma, died Thursday, September 17, in the Oaks Nursing Home in Marshallville.
Services were held at 2 PM Saturday, September 19, in First Baptist Church. Dr. Randy Gregg officiated and burial took place in the BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Mrs. Bush was born December 4, 1913 in Peach County, the daughter of John Feltz Irby and Minnie Lou Andrews Irby. She had resided in Macon County for most of her life, was a retired nurse and was a member of First Baptist Church.
Survivors are two daughters, Mrs. Charles Reed and Mrs. Henry Poole, both of Montezuma; a son, Richard Bush of Leesburg, Ga. two brothers, Bernard Irby of Ocala, Florida, Marcus Irby of Perry; two sisters, Mrs. J. B. Nelson of Montezuma, Mrs. Richard Perkins of Perry; nine grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Genia Irby Bush - Born - December 24, 1913 - Died - September 13, 1992 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Milton B. Bush [De. 6, 1908 - Oct. 21, 1953] See his obit.
 



 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Georgia  March 5, 1986

 JULIAN "Shack" BROWN

   Mr. Julian "Shack" Brown, 78, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Friday, February 28, 1986, at his residence.  Funeral services were held at 3 pm Sunday, MNarch 2, 1986 in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.  The Rev. Guy G. Sayles, Jr. officiated.

  Mr. Brown, a son of Charlie G. Brown and Manie Foreman Brown, was born in Clay County, Alabama, March 30, 1907.  He resided in Montezuma since 1921.  He was a retired supervisor at Southern Frozen Foods, an Army Veteran of World War II and a Prisoner Of War.

  Survivors are his wife, Lucille Johns Brown; two sisters, Mrs. Sara Dixon and Mrs. Flora Belle Grace, both of Perry, a number of nieces and nephews.

  Pallbearers - Mark Brown, Johnny Porch, Calvin Porch, Dick Carney, Robert Moretz, T. E. Fowler.  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Julian Brown   - Pvt. U.S.Army, WWII  -  Born March 30, 1907  -  Died February 28, 1986 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 4, 1975

MRS. BENJAMIN [Marietta Brown] BUSSEY

Mrs. Marietta Brown Bussey, 93, died Wednesday, May 28, 1975, in a Sumter County hospital after a long illness. Services were held at 4 pm Thursday in the Montezuma United Methodist Church. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY with Rev. Dick Reese and Rev. Ken Bush officiating.
Pallbearers were Jim Brown, John Marvin Brown, Watt Brown, William Brown, Ben DeVaughn and Yancey Hill, Jr.
Mrs. Bussey was the widow of Benjamin Bussey who died in 1931. Her parents were the late Eugene Brown and Lula Fields Brown.
Mrs. Bussey, a lifelong resident of Montezuma, was the oldest member of the Montezuma United Methodist church. She was active in community, civic work and church work.
She is survived by a sister-in-law, Mrs. W. T. Harrison of Atlanta, two nephews, E. B. Smith of McRae and M. M. Smith of Milan; seven first cousins: Mrs. Myrtis Fields and Mrs. Nell F. Dover, both of Montezuma; Mrs. Grant Stallings of Thomaston; Mrs. Charles Bowen of Macon, Dr. Will H. Fields of Louisville, Ky.; Mrs. Oreola Allison of Vienna, Ga., Mrs. H. J. Lopex of St. Augustine, Fla.

[Note: Marietta Brown Bussey - Born April 29, 1882 - Died May 28, 1975 is buried in Felton Cemetery in the Brown Family Lot.]


 

ERNEST LENWOOD BROWN

Funeral services for Ernest Lenwood Brown were conducted in the Chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home Wednesday afternoon, November 16, 1960. The Rev. W. W. Whaley and the Rev. J. C. Conoly officiated and burial followed in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - No copied.

Mr. Brown, 78 year old resident of Oglethorpe, died early Tuesday morning at the Macon County Clinic as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident late Friday afternoon. A native of Turner County, Mr. Brown had resided in Oglethorpe for the past 45 years. He was a retired farmer.

Survivors include his wife, the former Blanche Adams; six daughters, Mrs. Ellie Witt, Mrs. Dorothy Wood of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Marie Sanders, Mrs. Elizabeth McRae of Macon; Mrs. Virginia Graves of Chattanooga, Tenn.; Mrs. Claire Gallo of Dumont, New Jersey; two sons, E. Melvin Brown of Oglethorpe and H. B. Brown of Anniston, Ala.; three sisters, Miss Ruth Brown, Mrs. Alva Fulwood of Adel and Mrs. Archie Christain of Atlanta.

[Note: Ernest L. Brown - Born January 2, 1881 - Died November 15, 1960 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Blanche A. Brown [Oct. 22, 1888 - Oct. 15, 1966]


 

 


 

 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 21, 1981

CHARLES LENWOOD BROWN

Funeral services for Mr. Charles Lenwood Brown, age 81, of Oglethorpe were held in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home at 11 am on Thursday, January 15, 1981. Mr. Brown died on January 13th. Minister Billy Wayne McVey officiated with burial in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Not - Copied.
Mr. Brown was a native of Macon, Ga. but had resided in Oglethorpe for 48 years. He was a retired watchmaker, a Veteran of World War I and was a member of Oglethorpe Church of Christ.
Surviving Mr. Brown are his wife, Mrs. Minnie Johnson Brown of Oglethorpe; a daughter, Mrs. T. A. Curry of Hawkinsville, two grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Charles L. Brown - Born - April 30, 1899 - Died January 13, 1981 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 21, 1981

ARTHUR TERRANCE BROWN, SR.

Funeral services were held at 5 pm on Tuesday, January 13, 1981 at Montezuma First Baptist Church for Mr. Arthur Terrance Brown, age 79, of Montezuma. Mr. Brown died on January 12, in the Americus-Sumter County Hospital. Rev. C. G. Ward, and Rev. Larry Cosper officiated with burial in the FELTON CEMETERY.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Mr. Brown was a native of Ashland, Alabama but had resided in Montezuma for 60 years. He was retired from Southern Frozen Foods, Inc. Mr. Brown was a member of Woodmen of the World, and a member of Sardis Baptist Church in Ashland, Ala.
Surviving Mr. Brown is his wife, Mrs. Ruth Humphrey Brown of Montezuma; three daughters, Mrs. Betty Jean Porch of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Riley O Nelson [Willie Ruth] of Slidell, Louisana, and Mrs. Clarence J. [Linda Kay] Carney of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. Sara Dixon and Mrs. Flora Bell Grace, both of Perry, Ga.; one brother, Mr. Julian Brown of Montezuma and 6 grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangement.

[Note: Arthur Terrance Brown - Born November 25, 1901 - Died January 12, 1981 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his son, Arthur T. Brown, Jr. [6-18-1945 - 7--1945] See his obit.
 


 

Warner Robins [GA.] Sun - November 6, 1958

A. W. BROWN [Picture]

Funeral is Held for A. W. Brown [Submitted by Helen Hudson] Funeral services were held here Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. for A. W. Brown, 73, prominent Warner Robins contractor, at the First Methodist Church. Rev. Carlton Carruth officiated with burial in MAGNOLIA PARK CEMETERY in Warner Robins. Brown died at his home Monday.
A native of Montezuma, Mr. Brown moved to Warner Robins in 1943. He was a member of the First Methodist Church and the Woodmen of the World.
Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Kate Brannon; six daughters, Mrs. W. J. Duke of Douglas; Mrs. S. T. Clark of Thomasville; and Mrs. Edna Smith, Mrs. James Heath, Mrs. John Dykes and Mrs. Roy Sasser, all of Warner Robins; eight grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. Ida Morris and Mrs. Evie Morris, both of Birmingham.
Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 14, 1984

MRS. HENRY J. [Dovie Underwood] BRADLEY

Mrs. Dovie Underwood Bradley, age 96, of Oglethorpe, Georgia died Monday, March 5, 1984, in the Montezuma Health Care Center. Graveside services were held at 11 am Wednesday, March 7, in PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. The Rev. Jack McCollough officiated.
Mrs. Bradley, the daughter of R. R . Underwood and Martha Smith Underwood, was born July 15, 1887 in Macon County, where she lived most of her life. She was the wife of the late Henry J. Bradley. A member of the Oglethorpe United Methodist Church, she was also a member of the United Methodist Women and the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Chapter 1407. She was a retired school treacher.
Survivors are six nieces, Mrs. Sylvia Cheves and Mrs. Joyce Baldwin, both of Montezuma, Mrs. Helen Kent of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Martha Holland of Bronwood, Mrs. Ada Ruth McKenzie of Gainesville, Ga. Mrs. Hazel Rivers of Dunwoody; six nephews, James R. Bray and Morgan Bray, both of Oglethorpe, Herman Bray of Statesboro, The Rev. T. M. Underwood of Monroe, Sanford Underwood of Savannah, Roderick Underwood of Birmingham, Alabama.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Dovie Underwood Bradley - Born July 15, 1887 - Died March 5, 1984 is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery beside her parents]
 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 1, 1958

MRS. CHARLIE E. [Mamie S. Foreman] BROWN

Funeral Services Conducted Saturday For Mrs. Mamie Brown
Mrs. Mamie Forman Brown, 74, passed away Thursday, April 24, 1958 at a local hospital. She had resided in Macon County for the past 53 years and was a member of the Baptist Church.
Survivors include six sons, Arthur T. Brown, Beeman Brown and Julian Brown of Montezuma, Johnny D. Brown and Corbitt Brown of Columbus and Brenton Brown of Fairchild, Washington; two daughters, Mrs. Sara Dixon of Macon and Mrs. Flora Belle Grace of Fort Valley; five sisters, Mrs. Lula Vickers, Mrs. Maggie Brewer, Mrs. Vonnie Mattox, Mrs. Ocie Hamlin, all of Alabama. and Mrs. Ida Green of Marshallville. 14 grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted at the First Baptist Church of Montezuma on Saturday, April 26, with the Rev. C. G. Ward and the Rev. L. E. Williams officiating. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were Ed Fore, Marshall Timberlake, Calvin Porch, Al English, James Humphrey, Curtis Humphrey, Ralph Adams and T. E. Fowler.
Honorary pallbearers include Dr. L. C. Cheves, P. E. Stewart, Edgar Walker, Jim Taylor, Trice Riddle, Wiley Riddle, C. V. Riddle, Herchel Ellison and Everett Windom.
Gardner Watson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Mamie S. Brown - Born 1883 - Died 1958 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, Charlie E. Brown [1876 - 1945] See his Obit.
 

 


 


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 27, 1990

JOHN THOMAS BRYAN

Funeral Services For John Thomas Bryan, 84.
Mr. John Thomas Bryan, 84, of Oglethorpe, Georgia, died Friday, June 22, 1990 in Knollwood Terrace Nursing Home in Dunwoody, Georgia. Services were held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, June 24, 1990 in Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe, Georgia, with burial in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. The Rev. John S. Sims officiated.
Mr. Bryan, a life long resident of Macon County was born September 6, 1905, the son of Elijah Bryan and Frances Baugh Bryan. He was the retired owner and operator Bryan's Service Station, a member of Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church and the husband of the late Idalee Murray Bryan.
Survivors are a daughter, Miss Edwina Bryan of Duluth, Ga. a number of nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers were Gary Slaton, Sonny Shealy, Jack Ivey, Clifford Walker, Doug Ruffin and Jule Webb.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: John Thomas Bryan - Born September 6, 1905 - Died June 22, 1990 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Idalee Murray Bryan [August 12, 1907 - February 4, 1982]

The Obituary for John Thomas Bryan is typed as shown in the Newspaper, Citizens & Georgian of Montezuma, Georgia on June 27, 1990 Page 8A.
HOWEVER, when I started putting this in my Bryan Family info, I found some VERY IMPORTANT DIFFERENCES. I show that John Thomas Bryan was the son of Elias G. Bryan rather than Elijah Bryan and that the wife of Elias G. Bryan was Durry Frances Bedenbaugh Bryan rather than Frances Baugh Bryan. See obits for both parents, posted on Macon County Website. Davine
 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 9, 1989

EVERETT R. BRAMBLETT

Services For Everett R. Bramblett, 73 of Montezuma
Everett R. Bramblett, 73, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Wednesday August 2, 1989 in the Sumter Regional Hospital, Americus, Georgia. Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, August 4, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Dr. Randy Gregg and the Rev. Paul Brill officiated.
Mr. Bramblett, a son of Lula Vaughn Bramblett and Truman Bramblett, was born April 26, 1916 in Forsyth Couynty. He had resided in Montezuma for the past seventy years and was former security guard for Southern Frozen Foods. He was an Army Veteran of World War II.
Survivors are, his wife, Eva Gunter Bramblett of Montezuma, two daughters, Miss Susan Hagen of Albany, Ga., Mrs. Cindy H. Recker of Jacksonville, Arkansas, two sisters, Mrs. Lee Day of Titusville, Fl., Mrs. Adair Levie of Montezuma, two brothers, H. L. Bramblett of Macon, I. M. Bramblett of Bainbridge and two grandchildren. Pallbearers - Not - Copied.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Everett R. Bramblett - Born April 26, 1916 - Died August 2, 1989 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Eva G. Bramblett [May 25, 1929 - No Death Date as of 1993]
 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 9, 1985

GORDON LEE BROWN

Services For Gordon Lee Brown 77 of Montezuma.
Gordon Lee Brown, 77, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Friday, October 4, 1985 in the Macon County Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. Sunday, October 6, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Grable Page officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Mr. Brown, a native of Dooly County, was born September 19, 1908, the son of Loam and Suzanna Brown. He resided in Montezuma for the past forty five years, was a retired civil service employee at Robins Air Force Base. He was a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church and the Baracca Sunday School Class and a membner of Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge # 65.
Survivors are his wife, Irene Ferguson Brown; four sons, Sidney E. Brown of Athens, Mitchell L. Brown and Jerry L. Brown, both of Peachtree City, Ga., W. Jack Brown of Lafayette, La.; a sister, Mrs. Audrey Orr of Livingston, Montana, seven grandchildren.
Pallbearers - Not Copied

[Note: Gordon Lee Brown - Born September 19, 1908 - Died October 4, 1985 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery]

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 9, 1985

MRS. NELL [Lester] BUCKNER

Graveside Services for Mrs. Nell Lester Buckner, 82 of Oglethorpe.
Mrs. Nell Lester Buckner, 82, of Oglethorpe, Georgia, died Wednesday, October 2, 1985, in the Medical Center, Columbus, Georgia. Graveside services were held at 10 a.m. Friday, October 4, in FELTON CEMETERY, with the Rev. Guy G. Sayles, Jr., officiating.
Mrs. Buckner was born January 22, 1903, in Birmingham, Alabama, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lester. She resided in Macon County most of her life, was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Montezuma. She was a graduate of Andrew College in Cuthbert and a graduate of Wesleyan College in Macon.
She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Betty Buckner Woolbright of Columbus; two grandchildren, Mrs. Martha W. Ray of Atlanta, Mrs. Laura W. Mashburn of Fairford, England.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Nell L. Buckner - Born January 22, 1903 - Died October 2, 1985 is buried in Felton Cemetery]
Citizens & Georgian- Montezuma, Ga. October 9, 1985



Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 20, 1961

MRS. JUDSON L. [Lydia Martin] BOWEN

Funeral Services Held Wednesday For Mrs. Bowen.
Mrs. Lydie Martin Bowen, resident of Americus, passed away Sunday morning, July 16, 1961 at the age of 82.
Funeral services were held Wednesday at Calvary Episcopal Church of which she was a member, with Father Robert D. Battin and Rev. C. D. Justice officiating. Burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Grandsons serving as pallbearers were Leroy Melton, Jr., Robert Melton, Carl Melton, Charles E. Avery, Leonard P. Avery, Billy Ray Avery, Eugene Avery, Thomas Avery, Billy Bowen, Jack Earl Bellew.
Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Leroy Melton of Americus; Mrs. W. C. Collins of Ft. Valley, Mrs. Alvin Bellew of Oglethorpe, two sons, J. D. Bowen and W. M. Bowen of Macon; one brother, W. M. Martin of Americus; 28 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren and a number of other relatives.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Lydia M. Bowen - Born March 18, 1879 - Died July 16, 1961 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Judson L. Bowen [9-30-1880 - 4-20-1930]

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 4, 1962

JARED JESSE BULL [Picture]

Funeral Services For Jared J. Bull Conducted Monday.
Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Oglethorpe Methodist Church for Jared J. Bull, Oglethorpe attorney, who was a former solicitor of the City Court of Oglethorpe, mayor and councilman. Mr. Bull, who died at the age of 70 Sunday morning after an extended illness, held the post of solicitor for 20 years.
The Rev. W. W. Whaley, Rev. H. H. Sheppard and Rev. F. M. York were the officiating ministers and burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Bull was born in Talbotton and had practiced law since 1910. He attended Georgia Teacher's College and Mercer University, and graduated from the Atlanta Law School.
His father, Jessie J. Bull, was judge of the Macon County Superior Court for some years.
Surviving are his wife, the former Irene Askins of Oglethorpe.

[Note: Jared Jesse Bull - Born April2, 1891 - Died December 31, 1961 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Irene Askins Bull [Died August 16, 1967 @ 81 yrs of age - No Birth date on marker] See her Obit.


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

CLARENCE OSCAR BROWN

Rites Wednesday At Pleasant Grove For C. O. Brown.
Funeral services for Clarence O. Brown, 81, who died Tuesday at the Goodwill Nursing Home in Macon, were held Wednesday at the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
The Rev. Harold Sheppard officiated and burial was in FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma. Pallbearers were Brown Perry, E. L. Simmons, Lawrence Simmons, John Wadsworth, Madison Lowe and Wilburn Hortman.
Mr. Brown had lived in Oglethorpe most of his life and was a member of the Pleasant Grove Baptist Church.
Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Jake Moncrief and Mrs. Howard Hortman of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Edwin Jackson of Macon, Mrs. L. E. Whitley and Mrs. T. B. Darby, both of Columbus and Mrs. Stanley Baran of France; one son, George Brown of Katheen; two sisters, Mrs. B. H. Fletcher of Rochelle and Mrs. Gene Pittman of Kentucky; one brother, Clyde Brown of Anderson; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Smith-tindol Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Clarence Oscar Brown - Born June 22, 1880 - Died September 5, 1961 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside an UNMARKED grave which could possibly be his wife, Zotula A. Brown listed in his household in 1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census]


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

MRS. THOMAS C. [Erie Hooper] BUNCH

Mrs. Erie Hooper Bunch, age 102, of Montezuma, died Saturday, March 13, in the Oaks Nursing Home in Marshallville. Funeral services were held at 11 am Tuesday, March 16, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY. Minister for the service was Rev. C. L. Goss.
Mrs. Bunch was a native of New Sight, Ala. She had lived in Montezuma for approximately 40 years. She was the retired owner/operator of Bunch's Grocery Store.
Survivors are a number of nieces and nephews including Mrs. J. Richard Curtis of Montezuma.
Pallbearers were Ralph Raper, Mike Raper, Dale Raper, Jule Windham, Don Lamberth and Jamie Williams.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Erie Hooper Bunch - Born - 1880 - Died 1982 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, Thomas C. Bunch - No Dates on marker but Born 11-18-1872 - D.4-3-1949] Obit


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

MRS. RICHARD BURNELL [Ida Mae Wisham] BUTLER

Graveside services were held for Mrs. Ida Mae Wisham Butler, 56, of Route 2 Box 217 Ellaville, Monday, February 3, 1997 9n SAND BETHEL CHURCH CEMETERY at 11 am with Rev. Stoney Jones officiating. She died February a, 1997, in the Flint River Community Hospital.
Mrs. Butler was born May 14, 1940 in Macon County, the daughter of John and Katie Wisham. She was a homemaker and a member of White Water Baptist Church.
Survivors are: her husband, Richard Burnell Butler of Ellaville, two children, Eva Mae Butler and Richard Burnell Butler, Jr., both of Ellaville, four grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


 

 

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