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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 6, 1982

FRANK EUGENE CALHOUN

Frank Eugene Calhoun, 75, of Montezuma died Tuesday, December 29, 1981 at his residence. Services were held at 3 pm Wednesday, December 30, in Montezuma United Methodist Church. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. The Rev. Joe Porterfield, the Rev. C. G. Ward and the Rev. C. Dick Reese, Jr. officiated.
Mr. Calhoun, a native of Wadley had lived in Montezuma for 27 years. He was retired from Robins Air Force Base and was a member of Montezuma United Methodist Church and the Baracca Sunday School Class.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ilene Brooks Calhoun of Montezuma; a son, Frank E. Calhoun, Jr. of New Orleans, La., and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Moon of Monroe.
Pallbearers & Honorary pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: Frank E. Calhoun - Born May 24, 1906 - Died December 29, 1981 is buried in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery besidew his wife Ilene B. Calhoun [Nov. 6, 1909 - June 28, 1985]


 


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

COLUMBUS HUGH CAMPBELL

Mr. Columbus Hugh Campbell, of Route 2, Montezuma, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 1995, at his residence.

Graveside services were held at 11 am Saturday, Nov. 18, in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Dr. Randy Gregg and Pastor Eric Murray officiated.

Mr. Campbell, a native of Gowensville, S. C. had lived in Montezuma for the past 47 years. He was the retired owner of a building supply company and farmer. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Montezuma.

Survivors are his wife, Janet Faver Campbell of Montezuma, a brother, Dr. H. M. Campbell of Tupelo, Miss., a number of nieces and nephews.

Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: C. Hugh Campbell - Died - Nov. 16, 1995 [No Birth Date on Marker] - is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery in Section D - Row 18-129.


 

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

GEORGE PAUL CANTRELL

Mr. George Paul Cantrell, 39, of 301 Baker Street, Oglethorpe, died Tuesday, August 9, 1994 in St. Francis Hospital in Columbus, Georgia.
Graveside services were held at 11 am Friday, August 12, in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY in Oglethorpe, The Rev. Sidney Jones officiated.
Mr. Cantrell was born May 3, 1955, in Macon County, the son of Charles T. Cantrell and Selma Ervin Cantrell. He had resided in Macon County for all of his life and was retired from the U. S. Navy after 20 years of service.
Survivors are his father, Charles "Chuck" Theron Cantrell of Oglethorpe; three daughters, Theresa Cantrell and Kristina C. Harris, both of Montezuma; Dorothy Cantrell of Oglethorpe, a brother, Otis Cantrell of Bronsville, Texas; a sister, Susie of Henderson, Kentucky; two grandchildren, Kierra West and Tiffany Harris.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma, Georgia was in charge of arrangements.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 18, 1987

PAUL CARTER

Funeral services for Mr. Paul Carter, 85, of Oglethorpe, Georgia, were held Wednesday, February 11, 1987, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.
Mr. Carter died Tuesday, February 10, in the Macon County Medical Center. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY and the Rev. Jack Neill officiated.
Mr. Carter, a native of Marion County, lived in Macon County for the past fifty five years. He was a retired farmer and the son of the late Alvin Carter and Lillian Montgomery Carter. He was the husband of the late Vera McLendon Carter.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Paulette Carter Josey of Montezuma; a sister, Mrs. Rosa Lee Carter Peterman of Enterprise, Florida, and a granddaughter, Miss Paula Tiffany Josey of Montezuma.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: Paul Carter - Born - September 16, 1901 - Died - February 10, 1987 is buried in Bertha Dozier [Section C-Row 1-43] beside his wife, Vera McLendon Carton [Oct. 16, 1910 - Oct. 22- 1984] Obit


 

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

MRS. BESSIE LOU [Pickard] CHAMBLESS

Bessie Lou Pickard Chambless, 89, of 109 Pinehaven Street, Laurens, S. C., died Friday, December 24, 1993 in the Laurens Health Care Center.
Born in Macon County, she was a daughter of the late Jett Lee Pickard and Martha Elizabeth Smith Pickard. Mrs. Chambless was the last surviving membr of her immediate family and was the aunt of Lillian S. Oakley of Montezuma.
Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Robert Haynes of Laurens, S. C.; three grandsons, Michael Haynes, Leon Brantley Haynes and Robert M. Haynes. There are two great grandchildren, Megan and Robert Haynes.
Graveside services were held at 2:30 pm Sunday, December 26, in the FOREST LAWN CEMETERY and were conducted by the Rev. Ellis L. Oakley.

[Note: The parents of Bessie Lou Pickard Chambless are buried in Felton Cemetery. See Martha Elizabeth Smith Pickard's Obit.
 

Her daughter Margaret Chambless Haynes' - Obit

Published in The Greenville News: 09-08-2001 Laurens Margaret Chambless Haynes, 70, of 109 Pinehaven St., widow of Robert E. "Bob"
Haynes, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2001, at Lexington Medical Center.
Born in Graves, Ga., she was the daughter of the late Lovett M. and Elizabeth Pickard Chambless. Mrs. Haynes was the children's librarian with Laurens County Library for 31 years. She was a member of Laurens First Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are three sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael L. Haynes of North Myrtle Beach, Robert M. and Lucy A. Haynes of Irmo, and Brant Haynes of Laurens; and two grandchildren, Megan and Robert Haynes.
Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, 2001, at Westview Memorial Park, conducted by the Rev. Marc Coker.
The family will be at their respective homes, and will receive friends after the graveside service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Laurens County Library, 1017 W.
Main St., Laurens, SC 29360. ? Kennedy Mortuary is in charge.

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 18, 1992

GLEN MORRIS CHASE

Mr. Glen Morris Chase of Stagecoach Road, Oglethorpe, died Monday, November 9, 1992 in the Flint River Community Hospital in Montezuma. He was 77.
Services were held at 11 am Thursday, November 12, in the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Oglethorpe. Pastor Dale McConnell and Elder Roy Caughron officiated. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDNES CEMETERY.
Mr. Chase, a son of Ralph Chase and Goldie Kennett Chase, was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, March 20, 1915. He and his family moved to Macon County in 1951, and were instrumental in organization of the local Seventh Day Adventist Church, and the purchasing and relocating of the church building. The Family farm, which began with 377 acres is now known as Chase Farms, Inc.
Mr. Chase was an Elder of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, a member of the Georgia Farm Bureau and president of the Georgia Corn Growers Association.
He was the husband of the late Lois Britton Chase, and is survived by two sons, Commissioner Glen Lee Chase and Dr. Richard K. Chase, both of Oglethorpe. Also surviving are two daughters-in-law, Ellen Heath Chase and Betty Haynes Chase, bnoth of Oglethorpe; two brothers, Bill Chase of Marshall, Arkansas and Dale Chase of Tulsa, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Dr. Barbara Chase McKinney of Loma Linda, California; Donald Chase of Oglethorpe, Sara Chase and Amanda Chase, both of Oglethorpe, and three grandchildren, Marilee Chase, Gregory Chase and Joshua McKinney.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma, Georgia was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Glen Morris Chase - Born - March 20, 1915 - Died November 9, 1992 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Lois Britton Chase [Dec. 18, 1914 - Feb. 28, 1987] Obit

 


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

WALTER SCOTT CHEW, JR.

Mr. Walter Scott Chew, Jr., 63, of Montezuma, Georgia passed away Wednesday morning, April 27 at Flint River Hospital in Montezuma. Funeral services were held at 2 pm, Friday, April 29, at Montezuma United Methodist Church. Burial followed in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Rev. Ken Myers officiated.
Born on October 29, 1941 in Macon, he was the son of the late Walter Scott Chew, Sr. and Sarah Wheeler Chew. Mr. Chew was a long time city attorney. He was past president of the South West Georgia Circuit Bar Association, Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis Club. He was past chairman of the Administrative Board of Montezuma United Methodist Church. He was past city attorney for the city of Montezuma and attorney for the Macon County School Board. He was a member of the Montezuma Methodist Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher for the Fellowship Class for 36 years. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia and Walter F. George School of Law, Mercer University. He served as an officer in the United States Navy.
Survivors include his wife; Alice Chew of Montezuma; son; Stephen Chew of Woodstock, daughter; Lisa Chew Cole of Montezuma, sister: Peggy Chew Shipman of New Orleans; and one grandchild.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, s/o Joyce Liggin, 129 S. Dooly St., Montezuma, Ga. 31063.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Walter Scott Chew, Jr. - Born - October 29, 1941 - Died April 27, 2005 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery [Part B-Sec. 3-Row 5-13]


THE BUTLER HERALD - Butler, Georgia July 29, 1954

JOSEPH RANSOM CLARKE

FUNERAL SERVICES AT MARSHALLVILLE FOR MACON COUNTY PEACH GROWER.
Marshallville, July 27, Funeral services for J. R. Clarke, 50, who died in a Marshallville hospital of a cerebral hemorrhage were conducted Wednesday in the chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home in Montezuma.
Rev. A. I. Waites and Rev. Charles Evans will officiate. Burial in MARSHALLVILLE METHODIST CEMETERY.
Mr. Clarke was a prominent Macon County peach grower and farmer.

[Obit does not mention survivors, I will have to find that info elsewhere, I do know that he was survived by his wife, Katherine Lowe Clarke [12-23-1903 - 11-25-1995] and two sons, Joe Clarke and Clisby Clarke.
[Note: Joseph Ransom Clarke - Born February 21, 1904 - Died July 26, 1954 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside a brother, Charles Edward Clarke [Dec. 9, 18999 - Jan. 2, 1949] See his Obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 14, 1995

CHARLES STEPHEN COFER, SR.

Mr. Charles Stephen Cofer, 47, of Leon Court, died Ssaturday, June 10, 1995.
Services will be held at 2 pm Tuesday, June 13, 1995 in the First Baptist Church, with Dr. Randy Gregg, Rev. David Johnson and Rev. Keith Alderman officiatin. Burial will be in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.
Mr. Cofer, the son of Dr. H. E. Cofer and Anne Borders Cofer, was born in Fulton County on November 3, 1947. He had resided in Montezuma for the past nine years, moving from Albany. Mr. Cofer attedned Young Harris College and graduated from Georgia Southwestern College. He was an environmental specialist, and a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church. He was a Navy Veteran.
In addfition to his parents of Americus, Georgia, survivors are; his wife, Mrs. Elaine Peacock Cofer of Montezuma; a son, Charles Stephen Cofer, Jr. of Tucker; 2 daughters, Miss Amanda Laine Cofer and Miss Mary Anna Cofer, both of Montezuma; 5 sisters, Mrs. Lu Hall of Leesburg, Mrs. Susan Johnson of Huntington, West Virginia, Mrs. Betsy Whitaker of Charleston, S. C., Mrs. Ginny Ross of Americus, Mrs. Nancy Cofer Shabica of St. Mary's, Ga. 2 aunts and 1 uncle and a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 19. 1987

WILEY ALEXANDER COLE, SR.

Funeral services for Wilery Alexander [Alex] Cole, 76, of Montezuma, Georgia were held at 3 PM Wednesday, August 12, 1987, in the First Baptist Church. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY with the Rev. Guy G. Sayles officiating. Mr. Cole died Monday, August 10, in the Macon County Medical Center.
Born in Barnesville, Georgia, November 9, 1910, a son of Wiley Thompson Cole and Effie Lee Whatley Cole. Mr. Cole resided in Macon County since 1922, He was a retired supervisor with Montezuma Knitting Mill, a member of the First Baptist Church and Chairman of the Republican Party of Macon County in 1945. He became First Vice Chairman of the Third District and served on the State Central Committere.
Survivors are his wife, Ann Shirah Cole, a son, Lester Cole, both of Montezuma, two brothers, Thomas W. Cole of Savannah, Henry T. Cole of Barnesville, three sisters, Mrs. Jane Grubb and Mrs. Lucy Black, both of Atlanta and Mrs. Frances St. John of Macon, three grandchildren, Lester L. Cole and Kevin Lee Cole, both of Montezuma, Charles A. Cole of Castle Air Force Base, Calif.
Pallbearers - Not Copied. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Wiley Alexander Cole - Born November 9, 1910 - Died August 10, 1987 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Anne Lane Shirah Cole [b. ca. 1916 - Died December 11, 1999] See her obit.

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 24, 1994

MRS. HENRY G. [Ida Mae Bohannon] COLEMAN, SR.

Mrs. Ida Mae Bohannon Coleman, 91, of Montezuma Health Care Center, died Friday, August 19, 1994, in Flint River Community Hospital, Montezuma.
Services were held at 2 pm Sunday, August 21, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. Roy Peterson and the Rev. Jennie Peterson officiated. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma.
Mrs. Coleman was a native of Ashburn, Ga. born February 3, 1903. She had resided in LaGrange, Ga. for the past ten years before moving back to Montezuma, wher she had resided for many years. She was a homemaker and the wife of the late Henry G. Coleman.
Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Helen C. Skipper of LaGrange, two sons, Henry Grady Coleman, Jr. of Ft. Worth, Texas, and William Lawsrence Coleman of Oglethorpe; a brother, C. B. Bohannon of Albany; two sisters, Mrs. Frances B. Lewis of Nashville, Ga. and Mrs. Margaret B. Barefield of Skipperville, Alabama; 11 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers were Terry Ward, Toni Sticher, Tom Skipper, Bill Coleman, Blake Thomason and Dale Lucas.
 


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

G. W. COOPER

G. W. Cooper, 68, of Montezuma passed away Saturday, March 7, in a local hospital. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 pm in the Chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Rev. Carlton Cooper officiated.
Born in Wheeler County, he was the son of the late George Washington Cooper and Leila Stephens Cooper. He was the husband of the late Georgia Walker Cooper. He was a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church and a deacon at Salem Baptist Church. He was the owner and operator of Cooper Service Station in Montezuma and was employed with Norris Cattle Company for 25 years.
He is survived by his children: Steve Cooper of Sylvania, Georgia and Sharon Headley of Sacramento, California; Sisters, Lillian Brockwell of Willington, North Carolina, Jean Androm of Ocala, Florida, Margaret Wiezorek of Savannah, Georgia; six grandchildren

[Note: G. W. Cooper - Born - July 16, 1929 - Died - March 7, 1998 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery [Part 4 of Section B-Row 6-76] beside his wife, Georgia W. Cooper [Arpil 24, 1910 - Jan. 14, 1990] Obit


 

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

 MRS. PEARL CORLEY   

Mrs. Pearl Corley, 69, a resident of Barnesville, Ga., died June 15,

 She is survived by two sons, Edward Charley Corley and Callaway Corley; one grandson; one brother, W. C. Bloodworth of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. Ida Spillers of Barnesville; and several nieces and nephews.  

A native of Taylor County , Mrs. Corley was buried Thursday, June 16, at NEW PROSPECT CHURCH CEMETERY in Reynolds.

 Pallbearers were Roscoe Bloodworth, Jacob Spillers, Tracey Hinton, Lawrence Ennis, Morris Spillers and Gilbert Spillers.

 [Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in New Prospect Cemetery, 2 1/2 mi. N.W. of Reynolds in Taylor Co., Ga. but I do find a number of Bloodworth family members buried there.  Since the Taylor County Cemetery Book is in Alphabetical order, I cannot tell if there is an unmarked grave.

 [Note: 1900 TAYLOR CO., GA. CENSUS

BLOODWORTH,  John S.               57

   Sarah                       wife                 44 [Sarah Matilda Bloodworth [1852-1930]

   Mary                        dau.                 21

  Richard                     son                  22

  Jean                          dau.                 18

  Emma                        dau.                 15 [Emma Jane Bloodworth Winters [1885-1954]

  Ida                             dau.                 12

  PEARL                     dau.                   9  [Buried there – UNMARKED]

  John                          son                    7  [J. S.  Bloodworth, Jr. [1893 – 1941]

  Willis             son                    4

BLOODWORTH, Fronie Sister       24 [Sophronia Bloodworth Simons [1873-1953]

[Sarah Bloodworth Hinton 24]  Already married by this time. [1878 – 1928]


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

 MRS.   C.   W.   [Lucille  Shealey]   COTTON

   Lucile Shealy Cotton of 330 Fifth Street, a retired attorney for the U. S. government, died Monday, April 21 at her residence after an extended illness.  She was 93.

  Services were held at 2 pm Friday in the chapel of Hart's Mortuary in Macon.  Burial was in the new section of RIVERSIDE CEMETERY.  The Rev. Donald Muehlnickel officiated.

  A native of Macon County, Mrs. Cotton lived in St. Simons Island for the past 34 years, moving from Atlanta.  She was a graduate of Oglethorpe High School and Atlanta Law School.

  Mrs. Cotton, a member of Fort Frederica Daughters of the American Revolution, also was a member of the Historical Society and St. James Lutheran Church in St. Simons Island.

  Survivors include a sister, Ruby Gratigny of Macon.

  In Lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to St. James Lutheran Church, 2229 Starling Drive, Brunswick, Ga. 31520


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 24, 1986

ROBERT LEO COOGLE, SR.

Robert Leo Coogle, 55, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Sunday, September 21, 1986 in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia.
Funeral services were held at 2 pm Monday, September 22, in Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church with burial in ANDERSONVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY. Pastor John Lingle officiated.
Mr. Coogle, a life long resident of Macon County, was born February 1, 1931 in Oglethorpe, a son of the late Thomas Leslie Coogle and Laura Ethel Morgan Coogle. He was a graduate of the University of Georgia, an Air Force Veteran and was in the pulp and timber business. He was a member of Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church.
Survivors are his wife, Kathryn Sue Brown Coogle of Montezuma; a son, Robert Leo Coogle, Jr. of Warner Robins, a daughter, Miss Laura Susan Coogle of Columbus; three brothers, Thomas Joseph Coogle, Edward C. Coogle, George Herbert Coogle; a sister, Mrs. Sarah C. Gilmore, all of Oglethorpe.
Pallbearers were Bud White, Larry S. Walker, Jim Dozier, Dennis carey, John Trask, Ben DeVaughn.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  February 26, 1986

 MRS.   THOMAS   LESLIE  [Laura  Ethel  Morgan]  COOGLE

   Mrs. Laura Ethel Morgan Coogle, 89, of Oglethorpe, Georgia died Tuesday, February 18, 1986 in the Oaks Nursing Home, Marshallville, Georgia.  Funeral services were held at 3 pm, Thursday, February 20, in Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church  Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY.  Pastor John Lingle officiated.

  Mrs. Coogle, a life long resident of Macon County, was born November 15, 1896, a daughter of Thomas H. Morgan, Jr. and Virginia Moncrief Joiner Morgan.  She was a homemaker, a member of Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church and the wife of the late Thomas Leslie Coogle.

  Survivors are four sons, Thomas Joseph Coogle, Edward C. Coogle and George Herbert Coogle all of Oglethorpe, Robert Leo Coogle of Montezuma; a daughter, Mrs. Sara Coogle Gilmore of Oglethorpe; two sisters, Mrs. Milton Dillard of Raleigh, N.C. and Mrs. Elton Chapman of Oglethorpe; fourteen grandchildren, twenty great grandchildren.

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

 [Note:  Laura Morgan Coogle  -  Born November 15, 1896  -  Died February 18, 1986 is buriewd in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Thomas Leslie Coogle  [5-19-1897 - 2-20-1976] See his obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 15, 1994

MRS. JOHN CALVIN [Eunice Theus] COX

Mrs. Eunice Theus Cox, 90, of Engram Street, Montezuma, died Sunday, June 12, 1994 in the Montezuma Health Care Center. Services will be held at 10 am Wednesday, June 15, in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home with burial in BUTLER BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. Dr.Randy Gregg will officiate.
Mrs. Cox was the widow of the late J. C. Cox of Montezuma. A native of Taylor County, she was born December 16, 1903, and was the daughter of W. H. Theus and Dora Peterman Theus. She had resided in Macon County since 1928. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church of Montezuma.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Mintie Theus Bond of Reynolds, a grandson, Burton Cox of Montezuma; a granddaughter, Mrs. Julie King of Montezuma; a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Carolyn Cox of Montezuma, and one great-granddaughter, Miss Victoria King of Montezuma. A son, Julian C. Cox preceded her in death.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.


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

JULIAN  CALVIN   COX  [Picture]

   Julian Calvin Cox, 55, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Wednesday, February 5, 1986 at his home. Funeral services were held at 11 am Saturday, February 8, in the First Baptist Church.  Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.  The Rev. Guy G. Sayles, Jr. officiated.

  Mr. Cox, a life long resident of Montezuma, was born Feurnary 20, 1930, the son of the late John Calvin Cox and Eunice Jane Theus Cox.  He was the owner and operator of Southland Printers, a member of the First Baptist Church and served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.  He was a graduate of Montezuma High School, Georgia Southwestern College and the University of Georgia.

  Survivors, in addition to his mother, are his wife, Carolyn Jeanette Medlin Cox, a son Robert Burton Cox; a daughter Julia Anne Cox, all of Montezuma.

  Pallbearers - Not Copied.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note:Julian Calvin Cox   -  Born February 20, 1930  -  Died February 5, 1986 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 4, 1978

LUTHER COLLIER

Luther Collier of Montezuma died Wednesday, September 27, 1978 at the Crisp County Hospital in Cordele. Mr. Collier, who was 77 years of age, was a native of Ashland, Ala. but had lived in Montezuma for many years. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Bakerfield Baptist Church.
Mr. Collier is survived by his wife, Mrs. Zelma Lockerman Collier of Montezuma; four daughters, Mrs. Eugene Thompson of Montezuma; Mrs. Mary Dorsey and Mrs. Joe Youngblood of Oglethorpe and Mrs. James Sutton of Tifton; one son, Earl Collier of Cordele; one sister, Mrs. Eddie Webb of Montezuma; three brothers, John D. Collier of Vienna, Wood Collier of Byromville; Erma Collier of Sylvester, Ga.; nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Colier were held at 3 pm Friday, September 29, at Bakerfield Baptist Church with burial in OAKLAND CEMETERY in Dooly Counmty. Officiating ministers were Rev. C. M. Bartlett and Rev. Howard Hubbard.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Funeral arrangements by Watson-Mathews.


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

 MRS.   LUTHER    [Zelma   Lockerman]    COLLIER

   Mrs. Zelma Lockerman Collier, 69, of Lilly, Georgia, died Wednesday, January 22, 1986 in Tift General Hospital, Tifton, Ga.  Funeral services were held at 4 pm Friday, January 24, in Bakerfield Baptist Church with burial in OAKLAND CEMETERY.  The Rev. John D. Collier and the Rev. Roy Brickle officiated.

  Mrs. Collier, the wife of the late Luther Collier, was born July 17, 1916 in Dooly County, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bob Lockerman.  she was a homemaker and a member of Bakerfield Baptist Church.

  Survivors are four daughtes, Mrs. Eugene Thompson of Montezuma, Mrs. Mary Wood of Immokalee, Florida, Mrs. Joyce Youngblood of Oglethorpe, Mrs. James Sutton of Tifton, a son, Earl Collier of Lilly; three brothers, George Lockerman of Tifton, Jack Lockerman of Deland, Florida, Billy Lockerman of Ochlocknee, Georgia; a sister, Mrs. Louise Windham of Sylvester; eleven grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren.

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


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  October 23, 1985

 MRS.   ALFRED   [Marion  Collier]   CARUSO

   Marion Collier Caruso, 54, died suddenly Wednesday, October 9, 1985 at Putnam Community Hospital.

  A native of Montezuma, Georgia, she lived in Palatka, Florida for 18 years, coming from Georgia.  She was born January 11, 1931, a daughter of William O. Collier and Ellie Howell Collier.

  She is survived by her husband, Alfred Caruso of Palatka; two daughters, Mrs. Warren Pinner and Mrs. Roger Hibbs, both of Palatka; two sisters, Idaleen Collier Dowling and Lois Collier Layfield, both of Montezuma; one brother, Richard Collier and three grandchildren.

  The funeral was Monday, October 14, at Johnson-Davis Funeral Home with the Rev. Dolly Harrell officiating.  CREMATION followed the service.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 14, 1985

 I.   P.   COX

 Mr. I. P. Cox, age 72, died Monday, August 12, 1985 at his residence.  Funeral services were Tuesday morning at 11 am in the Chapel of Goddard Funeral Home in Reynolds and burial was at HILLCREST CEMETERY, Reynolds.  Rev. Gene Wilson officiated.

  Mr. Cox was a native of Taylor County but resided in Macon County most of his life.  He was a Baptist, a member of the Macon County Masonic Lodge and the Alshiah Shrine Temple, and a retired farmer.

  Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Sammie Harp Cox of Oglethorpe.

  Goddard Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 8, 1998

DAVID CHAPMAN

Services for David Chapman of Louisville, Ky., were held on March 26, at Arch L. Heady & Sons Funeral Home in Louisville. Burial was in CAVE HILL CEMETERY, Chapman, 55, died March 22, 1998.
A native of Marshallville, he was plant manager at Louisville Bedding Company.
Survivors include his wife, Linda P. Chapman, children, Clete Chapman, Cordy Chapman and Tangela Thornton, all of Louisville. and Keeli Shawn Chapman of Lake Worth, Fla., his Mother, Willie Ellen Chapman and sister, Vivian C. Chapman Moore, both of Perry, a brother, Gene Chapman of Marshallville, and a grandchild, Kacee "Scooter" Lamberth.


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

JAMES CHAPMAN

James Chapman, 75, died Friday, October 5, 1984 in a Columbus Hospital. Services were held at 1 pm Sunday in the Chapel of Giddens Funeral Home in Ellaville. Burial was in the ELLAVILLE CITY CEMETERY, The Rev. Paula Cheghorn officiated.
Mr. Chapman, a native of Schley County, had lived in Ellaville most of his life, He was a former employee of Greenfield Middle Products Co., in Ellaville. He also was a Georgia Dept. of Transportation employee and a member of Hopewell United Metbodist Church in Schley County.
Survivors include his wife, Ollie K. Chapman of Ellaville; four daughters, Peggy Spier of Atlanta, Neva Greene of Ellaville, Eva Clark of Montezuma and Hazel Braswell of Monroe, three sons, Jimmy Chapman of Swansboro, N.C.,Audrey Wisham of Pendleton, S. C.; a sister, Sara Yarbrough of Columbus, 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.
Giddens Funeral Home of Ellaville was in charge of arrangements.

Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. March 20, 196

DR. LANGDON C. CHEVES, JR.

Dr. L. C. Cheves, Jr. Prominent Citizen passes Monday.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, March 19, at the First Baptist Church, Montezuma for Dr. Langdon C. Cheves, Jr. 56, prominent local physician. Dr. Cheves died Monday at a local hospital following a brief illness.
Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY. A native of Macon County and a member of one of the county’s pioneer families, Dr. Cheves was a graduate of Berry College in Rome, Ga. And at the time of his death, was serving as first vice president of the Berry Alumni Association and national chairman of the Association’s fund campaign. He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta in 1939 and during WW II served as a Capt. In the U.S.Army Medical Corp. in the Asiatic Pacific Theater, including the Hawaiian Island, New Guinea, the Southern Phillippines and Luzon. Much more – not copied.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Sylvia Underwood Cheves of Montezuma; two daughters, Mrs. Carey York of Montezuma and Mrs. Mike Kanazawa of Atlanta; two sisters, Mrs. Harold Guest, Sr. and Mrs. John W. Sheffield, Sr., both of Americus, one grandson, William Benson York.
Deacons of the First Baptist Church served as honorary pallbearers, Active pallbearers were Harold Guest, Jr., Mickey Guest, John W. Sheffield, Langdon C. Sheffield, James Baldwin, Joel Billy and Michael Underwood.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.
[Note: Langdon C. Cheves [M.D.] – Born February 3, 1913 – Died March 17, 1969 is buried in Felton Cem. Beside his wife, Sylvia Underwood Cheves [7-2-1912 – 6-5-1989]
OBITS – POSTED IN JULY 2002

Newspaper Unknown - 1996 - From Guelda's Macon County Obit Collection

MRS. WILLIAM OWEN [Leila Iris McInvale] CHILDS

Ideal - Services for Leila Iris McInvale Childs will be at 3 pm today in Ideal Baptist Church with burial in IDEAL CITY CEMETERY. childs, 83, died Tuesday in an Americus Nursing Home. Born in Taylor County, she was a homemaker. She was a member of Ideal Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, William Owen Childs; children, Kenneth Childs, Glenn Childs and Randy Childs, all of Ideal, Mike Childs of Atlanta, Linda C. Hester of Manchester, Marjorie C. Hinman of Rome, and Gail C. Broughton of Vidalia; brother and sister, Charlie McInvale of Thomaston, and Vivian Hinton of Reynolds; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.

[Note: Leila McInvale Childs - Born 1913 - Died 1996 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, William Owen Childs [10-31-1913 - 9-6-1998]
 


Newspaper Unknown - 1996 - From Guelda's Macon County Obit Collection

MRS. WILLIAM OWEN [Leila Iris McInvale] CHILDS

Ideal - Services for Leila Iris McInvale Childs will be at 3 pm today in Ideal Baptist Church with burial in IDEAL CITY CEMETERY. childs, 83, died Tuesday in an Americus Nursing Home. Born in Taylor County, she was a homemaker. She was a member of Ideal Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, William Owen Childs; children, Kenneth Childs, Glenn Childs and Randy Childs, all of Ideal, Mike Childs of Atlanta, Linda C. Hester of Manchester, Marjorie C. Hinman of Rome, and Gail C. Broughton of Vidalia; brother and sister, Charlie McInvale of Thomaston, and Vivian Hinton of Reynolds; several grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.

[Note: Leila McInvale Childs - Born 1913 - Died 1996 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, William Owen Childs [10-31-1913 - 9-6-1998]
 


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

WILLIAM OWEN CHILDS

William Owen childs, 84, of Route 2, Oglethorpe passed away Sunday, September 6, 1998. Funeral services were held on Monday, September 7, at 11 am at Ideal Baptist Church with burial in IDEAL CITY CEMETERY. Rev. Sidney Clay and Rev. Clarence Keene officiated.
Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Benjamin Daniel Childs and Georgia Barfield Childs. He was the widower of the late Leila Iris McInvale Childs. He was a member of the Ideal Baptist Church and a farmer.
He is survived by his sons: Kenneth Childs, Glenn Childs, Randy Childs, all of Ideal, and Mike Childs of Atlanta; daughters; Linda C. Hester of Manchester, Marjorie C. Hinman of Rome, Gail C. Broughton of Vidalia, 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to the Ideal Baptist Church, Tom Watson Avenue, Ideal, Ga. 31041.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma was in charge of the arrangements.

[Note: William Owen Childs - Born 10-31-1913 - Died September 6, 1998 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside his wife, Leila McInvale Childs [ 1913 -1996]


 

The Christian Index - Publication of May 19, 1892 - Page 7 Column 2

DR. PHILIP COOK

Dr. Philip Cook died at his home in Marshallville, Macon co., Ga. April 13, 1892 having been born and raised in the aforesaid county. Death claimed him in the prime of his young manhood. He possessed many sterling attributes of character that stamped him as one of natures noblemen.
While his every day life was not as thoroughly characterized by unagressive zeal, yet he possessed many Christian graces. The deceased was for years, and at the time of his death, a member of the church. He believed in a practical Christianly which impelled him to endeavor to alleviate the want and misery of his fellow creatures.
His heart was honest and full of tender charity for the poor and needy. He stood high in his profession and embraced every opportunity afforded him to render valuable and unremunerated assistance to indigent families. The writer knew him from early childhood and up to mature manhood and can richly testify to the upright honest character of him to whose memory he cheerfully pay this humble tribute. He leaves two sisters and a brother besides many relations and friends to mourn his loss.

[Note: Dr. Phil Cool, son of Dr. John Raiford Cook & Lavinia Adeline [Hollinshead] Harmon Cook is buried in Marshallville Cemetery in the Harmon Lot [14] which is fenced.
[Note: Dr. Cook was a practicing physician in Marshallville, never married]

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 27, 1983

JOHN CALVIN COX [Picture on Front Page]

SERVICES HELD FOR J. CALVIN COX, retired publisher & editor.
Mr. John Calvin Cox, age 75, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Sunday, April 24, 1983 in the Americus and Sumter County Hospital. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Monday, April 25, in the Montezuma First Baptist Church with burial in BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY, Butler, Ga.. Officiating were the Rev. Larry Cosper and the Rev. C. G. Ward.
Mr. Cox was born September 26, 1907 in Taylor County, Georgia, the son of Ira Otha and Vivie Lou Peterman Cox. He graduated from public school in Taylor copunty and attended Central Georgia Printing School, Macon, Georgia for one year in 1927.
In 1928 he married Eunice Jane Theus of Taylor County, Georgia, the daughter of William Henry and Dora Peterman Theus.
He came to Macon County in 1928 as a linotype operator with the Montezuma-Georgian newspaper. He purchased the Citizen & Georgian in 1931 [the Montezuma Georgian merged with the Macon County Citizen] from Mrs. W. E. Webb, Jr. in 1940 and was publisher and editor for 33 years until his retirement in 1973.
He was a charter member of the Montezuma Lions Club, held various offices with the Rehoboth Association and was a member and deacon of the First Baptist Church of Montezuma, Ga.
Survivors are his wife, Eunice Theus Cox of Montezuma; one son, Julian C. Cox of Montezuma; three sisters, Mrs. J. D. Harris of Thomaston, Mrs. John Lawhorn of Macon and Mrs. Ruth Barrow of Butler; one grandson, Burton Cox and one granddaughter, Miss Julie Cox both of Montezuma.
Pallbearers - Not - Copied. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
 


 

MISS FRANCES LENORE COKER

Services For Miss Frances L. Coker, 67, Andersonville
Miss Frances Lenore Coker, 67, of 103 Church St. Andersonville, died Sunday, December 23, 1990 in Sumter Regional Hospital, Americus. Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, December 24, in the Andersonville United Methodist Church with the Revs. Bill Allen, Jerry Reece and Leighton Norris, officiating. Burial was in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS, Oglethorpe, Ga.
Miss Coker, the daughter of the late Edgar Coker and Ouida Chapman Coker, was born August 25, 1923 in Macon County, Georgia, where she lived most of her life. She moved to Andersonville approximately eight years ago and was a member of the Andersonville United Methodist Church.
Survivors are a sister, Mrs. Lillie Mae Johnson of Andersonville, two brothers, William Coker, Sr. of Americus, Rufus Coker of Crestview, Florida; a number of nieces and nephews.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Frances L. Cokes - Born August 25, 1923 - Died December 23, 1990 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her parents: Ouida Chapman Coker [July 30, 1901 - Nov. 2, 1982] See her obit & Edgar Thomas Coker [Feb. 21, 1889- Feb. 27, 1972]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   August 18, 1960

 MRS.    ANDREW    HOUSER    [Josephine  Hazlehurst]     CLARKE

 Funeral services for Mrs. Josephine Hazlehurst  Clarke, 72, prominent resident of Marshallville, who died Wednesday night in an Americus hospital, were held Friday at the Marshallville Methodist Church.

 The Rev. Emmett Davis officiated with burial in the MARSHALLVILLE CITY CEMETERY . 

 Pallbearers were Grady Griffin , Felton Walker, Bob Turner, Henry Lee, Ed Slade and J. D. Chappell.

 Mrs. Clarke was the widow of the late Andrew H. Clarke and was a member of Marshallville Methodist Church .

 Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. S. R. Grice of Marshallville ad Mrs. A. J. Clay, Jr. of Reading , Mass. ; and seven grandchildren.

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

 [Note:  Josephine Hazlehurst Clarke – Born April 14, 1888 – Died August 10, 1960 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside her husband, Andrew Houser Clarke [April 24, 1892 – March 23, 1949]  See his OBIT]


Macon County Citizen-Montezuma Georgian Aug. 13,1953

ROY A. COOGLE, 54 PROMINENT CITIZEN OF OGLETHORPE, DIES.

Roy A. Coogle, prominent resident of Oglethorpe, died suddenly in a local hospital early Friday morning. Born in Macon County on April 26, 1899, he was the son of Mrs. Mattie Allen Coogle and the late Joel J. Coogle and had spent his entire life in Macon County.
A member of the Lutheran Church, Travelers Rest Lodge No. 65, F. & A. M. Harmony Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star, he was commander of the W. Rawls Hogg Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars. He operated the Roy A. Coogle & Son Gin in Oglethorpe and had extensive farming interests.
He is survived by his wife, the former Willie Belle Morgan; one daughter, Mrs. Victor Storey of Boston, Mass.; one son, Roy M. Coogle of Oglethorpe; his mother, Mrs. Mattie A. Coogle of Oglethorpe, one brother T. L. Coogle of Oglethorpe and five grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon, August 2, at 4:00 at the St. Luke's Lutheran Church with the Rev. Lloyd Seiler officiating. Interment was in the Oglethorpe Cemetery.
Nephews who served as pallbearers were Edward Coogle, T. J. Coogle, Herbert Coogle, W. H. Martin, Jr. W. E. Webb, III and Morgan Chapman.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge.
[Note: Roy A. Coogle - Born April 25, 1899 - Died August 7, 1953 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Will Bell Morgan Coogle [1900-1981].


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  July 9, 1942

 LONNIE    JUDSON   CROOK

 Funeral Services For L. J. Crook To Be Held Friday.

  Lonnie Judson Crook, 67, died at his farm home near Byromville Thursday morning.  The son of Jim Crook and Melissa Gaultney Crook, he was born in Schley County, but had lived in the Byromville district for the past 13 years.

  He was a member of the Cedar Valley Baptist Church.  Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at PLEASANT GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH with interment in the CHURCHYARD CEMETERY.  The Rev. Homer G. Fowler and the Rev. Carl J. Ayers will read the burial service.

  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. L. J. Crook; 2 sons, L. J. Crook of Americus, W. D. Crook of Americus and Lennie Crook of Byromville; 1 daughter, Mrs. G. E. Satterfield of Montezuma; 3 sisters, Mrs. Nora Fulford of Reynolds, Mrs. W. R. Rooks of Americus; Mrs. Will Perry of Columbus, and 7 brothers: Henry Crook and M. I. Crook of Marshallville; C. B. Crook and Julius Crook of Reynolds; Charles B. Crook of Americus; Tom Crook of Butler and Gus Crook of Hartford, Alabama.

 [Note: Lonnie Judson Crook – [May 30, 1875 – July 9, 1942] is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery ]

OBITS   for   April   2003


The Macon County News Leader - March 2004

ARTHUR LEE CROMER, SR.

Arthur Lee Cromer, Sr., 53, of Oglethorpe, Georgia passed away Thursday, March 4, 2004. A memorial service was held at 2 pm Sunday, March 7, at the Whitewater Creek Park Pavilion. Rev. Clarence Keene officiated.
Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Everett Cromer and Pauline Shirah Cromer. He was a correctional officer with the Georgia Department of Corrections. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving in the U. S. Army.
His survivors are Julie Ann Barnum Cromer of Oglethorpe, Georgia; children, Arthur Lee Cromer, Jr. of Oglethorpe, and Heather Cromer of Warner Robins; brothers, Ervin Cromer of Macon and Earl Cromer and Mickey Elmore of Macon County; sisters; Sue Strahan of Dothan, Alabama and Earline Bullard of Tennessee; and one grandchild: Gracie Mae Andrews of Warner Robins.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Macon County Cancer Relay For Life.
The family may be contacted at 165 Whitewater Road, Oglethorpe, Georgia, 31068.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma had charge of arrangements.

This obit did NOT say that Julie Ann Barnum Cromer was his wife, verification from Watson-Mathews Funeral Home tells me that she was indeed his wife, and that he was creamated and the cremains are located at LITTLE BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH near Ideal, Ga.


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

HARVEY CHILDS CROMER

Services for Harvey Childs Cromer, 73, of Rupert, Buried at Little Bethel.
Mr. Harvey Childs Cromer, age 73, of Rupert, Georgia, died Friday, September 7, 1984. Funeral services were held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, September 9, in Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church. Burial was in LITTLE BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. The Rev. Gene Ross officiated.
Mr. Cromer was born November 3, 1910, the son of Nuby Cromer and Belle Fowler Cromer. He was a farmer and a member of Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife, Dorothy Parker Cromer of Rupert; two sons, James H. Cromer of Doraville, Ga., Billy C. Cromer of Virginia Beach, Va.; one daughter, Mrs. JoAnne Streetman of Ellaville; one brother, Lewis Cromer of Thomaston; four sisters, Mrs. Berta Woodall of Mauk, Mrs. Katie Bell Barney and Mrs. Ruby Rigby, both of Albany, Mrs. Lorice Souter of Thomaston; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
Pallbearers: Haines Hill, Bobby Cromer, Greg Cromer, Frank Highnote, Glenn Fowler and David Fowler. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Harvey Childs Cromer - Born Novenber 3, 1910 - Died September 7, 1984 is buried in Little Bethel Baptist Cemetery beside his wife, Doroty Estelle [Parker] Cromer [12-28-1917 - 12-19-2000]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 15, 1966

MRS. JOHN WALTER [Dora Lee Layfield] CROMER

Funeral Rites For Mrs. Dora Cromer, 93, Held Tuesday.
Funeral services for Mrs. Dora Lee Cromer, 93, who died Monday in a local hospital, were held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Little Bethel Baptist Church near Ideal. Burial was in the LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Mrs. Cromer, a lifelong resident of Macon County, was a member of Little Bethel Church.
Surviving are five sons, Allen Cromer of Ideal, Lester Cromer and Homer Cromer, both of Marshallville, Isaac Cromer of Americus and Arthur Cromer of Oglethorpe; other brothers, W. H. Layfield of Ellaville; E. L. Layfield of Oglethorpe; Edwin Layfield of Oglethorpe, three sisters, Mrs. Ada Lou Wisham of Americus, Mrs. Iva Dee Robbins of Buena Vista, Ga., Mrs. Leona Wisham oif Mauk, Ga. a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note: Dora Lee Cromer - Born 1873 - Died 1966 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery beside her husband,John W. Cromer [Dec. 1877 - 1-14-1956] Unmarked - See his obit.
 


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

J. W. CROMER

Mr. J. W. Cromer, 69, of Quail Run Apartments, Oglethorpe, died Saturday, July 22, 1995, in the Montezuma Health Care Center.
Services were held at 3 pm Tuesday, July 25, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma. The Rev. Johnny Cromer officiated and burial took place in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY in Oglethorpe, Ga.
Mr. Cromer, a life long resident of Macon County, was born August 27, 1925, the son of Jessie Cromer and Fannie Mae Griggers Cromer He was a retired laborer and an Army Veteran of WWII. He was the husband of the late Charity Elizabeth Cromer.
Survivors are his Mother, Fannie Mae Cromer Whittington of Oglethorpe, a son, Robert L. Cromer of Oglethorpe, 5 daughters, Mrs. Medra C. Benford of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Carla C. Lund of Macon, Mrs. Marcia C. Roach of Warner Robins, Mrs. Renay C. Bray of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Roxie C. Parker of Cordele, 4 brothers, L. W. Cromer of Oglethorpe, Jessie Cromer of Ellaville, John Cromer of Oglethorpe, Roy Cromer of Oglethorpe, 3 sisters, Helen Wilson of Perry, JoAnn Bodrey of Oglethorpe, Nell C. Taylor of Americus, 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren.

[Note: J. W. Cromer - Born - August 27, 1925 - Died - July 22, 1995 is buried in Ogletorpe Cemetery [Section F-50-1163 beside his wife, Charity L. Cromer [June 8, 1933 - Oct. 30, 1993] [Double Headstone]

 


The Macon Telegraph - Macon, Georgia August 16, 2006

LAWRENCE W. CROMER

Lawrence W. Cromer -IDEAL

Mr. Lawrence W. Cromer, 87, of The Oaks Nursing Home, Marshallville, Georgia, formerly of Ideal, Georgia passed away Monday night, August 14, 2006. Graveside funeral services will be held Friday, August 18 at 1P.M.

in Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Oglethorpe.

Family will receive friends thirty minutes prior to service at cemetery.

Mr. Cromer was born on January 25, 1919 in Ideal, Georgia to the late Paul Cromer and Muriel Hall Cromer. He was a member of the Marshallville United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his brother and sister-in-law, Emory (Margaret) Cromer, Sr. of Covington; two nieces, Carol Standard of Covington and Joyce Sexton of Asheville, NC; one nephew, Emory Cromer, Jr. of Savannah.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the Marshallville United Methodist Church.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, Montezuma, Georgia has charge of funeral arrangements.

Published in The Telegraph on 8/16/2006.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 23, 1995

MRS. LESTER PAUL [Muriel Hall] CROMER

Mrs. Muriel Hall Cromer, 96, of Route 1, Ideal, Georgia, died Wednesday, August 16, 1995, in The Oaks Nursing Home in Marshallville.
Graveside services were held at 11 am, Friday, August 18, in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY in Oglethorpe, Ga. The Rev. Lynn Hurley officiated.
Mrs. Cromer, a life long resident of Macon County, was born July 13, 1899, the daughter of Jim Hall and Kate Chapman Hall. She was a homemaker, a member of Pine Level United Methodist Church near Oglethorpe and the wife of the late Lester Paul Cromer.
Survivors are 2 sons, Emory M. Cromer of Warner Robins, Lawrence W. Cromer of Marshallville; 3 grandchildren, Carol Standard, Joyce Saxton, Emory Cromer, Jr., and 5 great grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma, Ga. was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Muriel Hall Cromer - Born July 7, 1899 - Died - August 16, 1995 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery [Block H10-313 in UPDATE] beside her husband, Lester Paul Cromer [March 3, 1896 - July 13, 1975]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 7, 1945

MRS. LONNIE JUDSON [Nettie Josephine Parks] CROOK

Funeral Services Held Monday for Mrs. Nettie Crook.

Funeral services were held on Monday afternoon, June 4, 1945, for Mrs. Nettie Crook, 67, who died at her residence in Byromville late Saturday afternoon.

Born in Taylor County on July 9, 1878, the daughter of the late Jim Parks and Mary Free Parks, Mrs. Crook had made her home in Byromville for nine years. She was the wife of the lat L. J. Crook and a member of the Cedar Valley Church near Montezuma.

Surviving her are one daughter, Mrs. Guard Satterfield of Montezuma; three sons, L. J. Crook and W. D. Crook of Americus and Linnie Crook of Byromville; one sister, Mrs. Ola Castleberry of Dora, Ala. and one brother, Will Parks of Ideal.

Services were conducted at the Pleasant Grove Church, the Rev. George Clary of Byromville officiating and interment was in the PLEASANT GROVE CEMETERY.

Pallbearers were C. B. Crook, Julius Crook, Tom Crook, Monroe Crook, Henry Crook and Chess Crook.

[Note: Josephine Parks Crook [July 10, 1878 - June 3, 1945] is buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery beside her husband, Lonnie Judson Crook [May 30, 1875 - Julyh 9, 1942] See his Obit.

 


Vassar Hobbs Crook - Born September 9, 1896 - Died December 19, 1964 is buried in HILLCREST CEMETERY as found in the "Cemeteries of Taylor County". Her husband, Julius G. Crook [ June 3, 1886 - Nov. 8, 1973] is listed in Hillcrest Cemetery.

The obit says she was buried in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, could she have been moved or did the family have a change of plans before the actual burial?


 

MRS. JULIUS GORDON [Vassar Hobbs] CROOK

Final Rites Held Sunday For Mrs. V. H. Crook, 68.
Funeral services for Mrs. Vassar Hobbs Crook, 68, who died Saturday at a local hospital after a long illness, were held at 3 pm Sunday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church near Oglethorpe.
The Rev. Homer G. Fowler, assisted by the Rev. Tom Burke, officiated with burial in the PLEASANT GROVE CEMETERY.
Mrs. Crook was a lifelong resident of Taylor County and a member of the First Baptist Church of Reynolds.
She is survived by her husband, Julius Gordon Crook of Reynolds; seven sons, Gordon Crook of Fort Valley, Aldene Crook of Macon, Julius Crook, Jr. and George Crook, both of Reynolds, Felton Crook of Butler, C. G. Crook and Jimmy Crook, both of Musella; three daughters, Mrs. John T. Brown and Mrs. William King, both of Reynolds and Mrs. Clinton Albritton of Rupert; a brother Sam Hobbs of Reynolds; three sisters, Mrs. Jimmy Churchwell of Macon, Mrs. Ethel Jones of Reynolds and Mrs. Wilna Brown of Ellaville; 26 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for Mrs. Vassar Hobbs Crook BUT I do find 3 UNMARKED ADULT GRAVES next to Charlie B. Crook.
[Mrs. Julius Gordon [Vassar Hobbs] Crook - Born abt. 1896 - Died December 19, 1964]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 26, 1980

ANGELIA MARIE CRANFORD

Funeral Services for Infant, Angelia Marie Cranford.
Angelia Marie Cranford, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Cranford, died Thursday in a local hospital.
Services were held at 3 pm Saturday in ANDERSONVILLE CITY CEMETERY. The Rev. Johnny Watts officiated.
Survivors other than her parents include maternal grandparents; Mr. and Mrs. Irving Bond of Andersonville; paternal grandparents, Mr. and  Mrs. Grady Gravitt of Oglethorpe; material great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Les Stocking of New Port Richey, Fla. and maternal great grandmother, Mrs. Helen Bond of Oglethorpe.

[Note: Angelia Marie Cranford - Born March 5, 1980 - Died March 29, 1980 is buried in Andersonville City Cemetery beside Linda Mae Bond, wife of Larry Cranford [7-26-1957 - 12-26-1986]
 


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  December 4, 1969

 CAMPBELL - MOORE - STONE - EILZEY

 THOMAS BARTON CAMPBELL

 Last rites for Thomas Barton Campbell were held Saturday, November 29, from the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.  The Rev. Emory Gilbert officiated and burial was in FELTON CEMETERY.

  Mr. Campbell died Wednesday at a local hospital following a short illness.  He was 62.

  Mr. Campbell was born in McGahee, Ark., and had lived here for twenty years.  He was a retired body and fender repairman.

  Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Mary Moore Campbell of Montezuma, who is counselor at Macon County High School; three sons, Barton B. Campbell and William H. Campbell, both of Macon and Thomas C. Campbell of Salinas, California; two daughters, Mrs. William Stone of Americus and Miss Martha Campbell of Montezuma; a brother, W. R. Campbell of Minden, La.; a sister, Mrs. J. F. Eilzey of Pascagoula, Miss.; four grandchildren.

[Note:  Thomas Barton Campbell - Born August 8, 1907 - Died November 26, 1969 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Mary Moore Campbell [1910 - 1980]


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

MRS. ARTHUR MARVIN [Mell Brown] CROMER, 95.

Oglethorpe - Mell Brown Cromer, 95, of Route 2, Box 56 died Sunday at her residence. Born in Turner County, she was the daughter of the late Ebenezer and Mary Elizabeth Young Brown. She was the widow of Arthur Marvin Cromer. She was a homemaker and a member of Little Bethel Baptist Church. Survivors: children, Ralph Cromer, Odessa Thompson, Nellie Barfield and Minerva Thompson, all of Oglethorpe; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren. Services: Tuesday in LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Sidney Jones will officiate. Watson-Mathews Fuineral Home is in charge. [Note: Mell Brown Cromer - Born October 31, 1898 - Died October 29, 1994]


From: Guelda Hay's Macon County Obit Collection LITTLE BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH

CROMER - ALBRITTON

MRS. ROBERT C. [Clydie Mae] CROMER, 82 Rites

Ideal - Clydie Mae Cromer of Route 1, an 82 year old homemaker, died Friday in a Macon County hospital. Services will be held today, April 9, 1987 in LITTLE BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH in Ideal with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Johnny B. Lumpkin will officiate. Mrs. Cromer lived in Macon County most of her life and was a member of Little Bethel Baptist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Leila Mae Albritton of Ideal; two grandchildren, Tommy Albritton and Wayne Albritton, both of Ideal; and four great-grandchildren. Goddard Funeral Home in Reynolds was in charge. [Note: Clydie Mae Cromer - Born April 8, 1904 - Died April 3, 1987 is buried in Little Bethal Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery beside her husband, Robert C. Cromer [June 10, 1889 - October 5, 1976]


From: Guelda Hay's Macon County Obit Collection LITTLE BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH

CROMER -

THOMAS JACKSON CROMER, 63, FUNERAL

Ideal - Thomas Jackson Cromer, 63, of Rouyte 1 died Friday at his residence. [December 25, 1988] Services will be held today in LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH in Ideal, with burial in the church cemetery. The Rev. Sidney Jones will officiate. A native of Macon County, Mr. Cromer was a farmer and a member of Little Bethel Baptist Church. Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home is in charge. [Note: Thomas J. Cromer - Born November 3, 1925 - Died December 25, 1988 is buried in Little Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery between 7 Unmarked Adult Graves and his parents: Annie Mae [Brewer] Cromer [1905-1971] See her obit & Andrew Jack Cromer [1905-1955]


From: Guelda Hay's Macon County Obit Collection LITTLE BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH

CROMER - WOODALL - FOWLER - RAY - BARNEY - RIGSBY- SOUTER -

MRS. NEWBY [ Lizzie Bell Fowler] CROMER, 76.

Mrs. Lizzie Cromer, 76, died suddenly at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. W. Woodall in Mauk on May 9, 1962, after suffering a stroke. Funeral conducted at LITTLE BETHEL CEMETERY in Macon County, near Ideal, May 11 with Elder W. R. Lawhorn officiating. Interment was in the church cemetery. Mrs. Cromer was the daughter of the late James W. Fowler and Suzanna Ray Fowler of Ideal. She was Born October 7, 1885 and was the widow of Newby Cromer who preceded her in death about nine years ago, at which time Mrs. Cromer moved to Butler. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. H. W. Woodall of Mauk; Mrs. Kate Barney of Albany; Mrs. L. F. Rigsby of Albany; Mrs. Harry Souter of Thomaston; two sons, Harvey Cromer of Rupert; Lewis Cromer of Thomaston; three brothers, Arthur Fowler and Bill Fowler of Ideal and Gerome Fowler of Oglethorpe; also 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. [Note: Lizzie Bell [Fowler] Cromer - Born October 7, 1884 - Died May 9, 1962 is buried in Little Bethal Baptist Cemetery beside her husband, Nuby C. Cromer [Oct. 27, 1885 - March 21, 1953] See his Obit.] [Note: On her marker: Family of Nuby & Lizzie Bell Cromer: Berta Louise, Katibel, Harvey, Ruby, Lewis & Lorice]


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

CROMER - BROWN - THOMPSON - BARFIELD

ARTHUR MARVIN CROMER, 70, FUNERAL

Funeral services for Arthur Marvin Cromer, 70, who died Tuesday in a Montezuma hospital after a short illness, were held Wednesday in LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH where he was a member, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. W. R. Crawley and Rev. W. R. Childree officiated. Mr. Cromer, a native of Macon County was a retired farmer. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mell Brown Cromer of Oglethorpe; two sons, Ralph Cromer of Oglethorpe and Everett Cromer of Montezuma; three daughters, Mrs. Herschel Thompson, Mrs. Dewey Barfield and Mrs. Everett Thompson, all of Oglethorpe; four brothers, Ike Cromer of Americus, Homer Cromer and Lester Cromer, both of Marshallville and Allen Cromer of Ideal; 17 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge. [Note:Arthur Marvin Cromer - Born October 24, 1890 - Died October 30, 1967 is buried in Little Bethel Baptist Cemetery beside his wife, Mell Brown Cromer [Born October 31, 1898 - No Death Date]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 4, 1971

MRS. JAMES DANIEL [Sarah Hughes] CLARK

Mrs. Sarah Hughes Clark, age 65, and a resident of Montezuma died Thursday night, October 28, 1971 in a local hospital following a heart attack suffered earlier in the evening at her home.
Mrs. Clark was the widow of J. D. Clark, who at the time of his death 15 years ago, was vice president of the Montezuma Banking Company. She had lived in Montezuma 47 years but was a native of Colquitt Co., Ga. A member of the Montezuma First Baptist Church, Mrs. Clark taught a Sunday School class in the beginner department for 22 years. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Funeral services were held Saturday, October 30, from the Montezuma First Baptist Church with Rev. Ken Bush, pastor, and Rev. C. G. Wqard, former pastor, officiating. Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Interment followed in FELTON CEMETERY.
Mrs. Clark is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Richard Albritton of Montezuma, Mrs. Kemper Hunnicutt of Fort Valley; four sons, James M. Clark of Montezuma, John F. Clark of Monroe La., Arthur L. Clark of Atlanta, Jack M. Clark of Dover, Del. one brother, Eugene Hughes of Moultrie, three sisters, Mrs. Lyndal Lee of West Columbis S.C., Mrs. Lucille Taylor of Darlington, S.C. Mrs. Versa Dorsey of Plant City, Fl.; nineteen grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note: Sarah Hughes Clark - Born December 28, 1905 - Died October 28, 1971 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, James Daniel Clark [12-19-1903 - 1-31- 1957]


THE LEADER TRIBUNE - Ft. Valley, Ga. August 16, 2000

PASCAL COLLIER

Pascal Collier - Retired Civil Service
Pascal Collier, 77, of Fort Valley died August 9, 2000. A native of Macon County, he was retired from civil service at RAFB; a WWII Army Veteran and a member of the Baptist Faith.
Survivors: wife, Margaret Ray Collier; children, Calvin P. Collier of Covington and Terry D. Collier of Ft. Valley; sister, Verna Collier Kessler of Gainesville, Fl., Pauline Collier Beard of Winder Garden, Fl., Stella Collier Jones of Fort Valley and Evelyn Collier Pickard of Columbus; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Services were held August 12, 2000 graveside at Oaklawn Cemetery. - Rooks Funeral was in charge.
 


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

MRS. JOHN W. [Addie Durdin] COCHRAN

Final Rites Held December 24th For Mrs. Cochran.
Funeral services for Mrs. J. W. Cochran were held Saturday, December 24, at 2 o'clock at the Ideal Methodist Church. Rev. E. E. Haines and Rev. H. H. Sheppard officiated and interment followed in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers included T. E. Massey, James B. Robinson, J. V. Smith, Howard Priehs, Fred Gilbert and J. L. Turner. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Cochran died at the home of her daughter in Rupert, Ga., Wednesday, December 21. The widow of the late J. W. Cochran, who passed away in 1947, she was born in Morgan County, Ga. and had resided in Rupert since 1919.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Robert Massey of Rupert and Mrs. W. S. Robinson of Ideal; and one brother, R. P. Durdin of Decatur; three sisters, Mrs. H. A. Howard of Atlanta, Miss S. A. Durdin of New York and Mrs. George Harper of Porterdale, Ga. seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

[Note: Addie Durdin, wife of John W. Cochran - Born March 2, 1883 - Died December 21, 1960 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, John W. Cochran [12-13-1879 - 11-19-1947] See his obit.
[Note: OOOPS!! Her name was incorrectly listed as Addie Burdin Cochran in "Cemeteries of Macon County" Please correct your copy. Thanks


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 11, 1971

CONTI CORTLAND

Funeral services for Conti Cortland, 71, of Miami Beach, Florida were held February 26 from the Chapel of Newman Funeral Home in Miami Beach. Burial was in WOODLAWN CEMETERY in Miami.
Mr. Cortland passed away at his home February 24 of a heart attack. A retired Miami businessman, he was active in several civic clubs.
The Elks Club of which he was a life member held a memorial service for Mr. Cortland preceding the eulogy.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ona Joiner Cortland of Miami Beach, Florida; one daughter, Mrs. Joyce Neville of Buffalo, New York; one sister, Mrs. Zena Peizer of New York City; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. R. C. Joiner of Vienna and Mrs. W. B. Batton of Montezuma.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 18, 1938

MRS. MYRON BENTON [Newness Walden] CHEEK [Revised Edition -1st wife]

Funeral Services For Mrs. M. B. Cheek Conducted Monday.
Funeral services for Mrs. Myron Benton Cheek, who died Sunday night after suffering a heart attack while singing in the choir at the Oglethorpe Methodist Church, were held at the church Monday afternoon with the pastor, Rev. W. W. Whaley, conducting the services.
Apparently in her usual health, Mrs. Newness Walden Cheek had accompanied her husband and two daughters [Doris Jeanette Cheek and Vivian Cheek] to the church services and she and Mr. Cheek were in their accustomed places in the choir. Near the close of the second hymn of the eveniong, Mrs. Cheek slumped over and was prevented from fallin by her husband and D. C. Smith, who was standing behind her in the choir. Dr. Chas. A.. Greer, attending the service, rushed to her side and suggested that she be moved to the home of the pastor, next door, where she died within a few minutes.
Hundreds of friends gathered at the church Monday afternoon to pay a final tribute to Mrs. Cheek. The pastor, visibly touched, brought a message of comfort to her loved ones and friends and paid a beautiful tribute to the deceased, who had been a member of the Methodist Church for many years.
Mrs. Cheek is survived by her husband and two daughters, also Mrs. Homer [Flossie Cheek] Kelley & Mrs. Woodfin Grady [Mamie Cheek] Rodgers.


Burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

[Note: Newness Walden Cheek [ December 3, 1898 - August 14, 1938] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery She was the 1st wife of M. B. Cheek. Not buried in the same lot with Myron Benton Cheek]
[Most of this additional info came from Roy Benton Coogle and I am so appreciative of his help.]

 


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

ROBERT L. CROMER, SR.

Robert L. Cromer, Sr., 54, Dies At Home Tuesday.
Robert L. Cromer, Sr., 54, died Tuesday, December 5, at his home near Oglethorpe after a lengthy illness.
He was a retired farmer and a member of Whitewater Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife, the former Laura Law of Oglethorpe; one daughter, Mrs. Roy Cox of Perry; one son, Robert L. Cromer, Jr. of Oglethorpe; one brother, Otis Cromer of Montezuma; four sisters, Mrs. William Cromer, Mrs. Ike Cromer, Mrs. Howard Barnes, all of Americus; Mrs. Ed Mayo of Oglethorpe; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at Whitewater Baptist Church with Rev. J. C. Conoly and Rev. Carl J. Ayers officiating. Interment will be in KELLEY CEMETERY, with Smith-Tindol Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: Robert L. Cromer - Born November 1, 1907 - Died December 5, 1961 is buried in Kelley Cemetery.

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

JAMES G. CROMER

James G. Cromer, Former Citizen, Dies At Tifton.
Funeral services for James Greer Cromer, 57, retired Tifton farmer, were held Saturday in Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Chula, with burial in MT. ZION CEMETERY near Chula. Rev. J. E. Keen and Rev. L. B. Allen officiated.
Mr. Cromer died Friday at his home on Route 3, Tifton, after a long illness. He was born January 22, 1904 in Macon County, son of the late John Jacob Cromer and Ella Virginia Brady Cromer. He had lived in Tift County since 1926.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mattie Mangham Cromer of Tifton; two sons, Reuben Ray Cromer of Vienna and Billy Ronald Cromer of Tifton; a daughter, Glenda Jean Cromer of Tifton; two brothers, Paul Cromer and Horace Cromer, both of Ideal; a half-brother, Reuben Burnett of Marietta, three sisters, Mrs. Janie Benford of Albany; Mrs. Mary Oates of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Annie Sellers of Americus and a half-sister, Mrs. Maxie Avery of Jacksonville, Fla.

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

ALVIN CROMER

Alvin Cromer, 25, Buried Tuesday At Little Bethel.

Funeral services for Alvin Cromer, 25, were held Tuesday afternoon at Little Bethel Baptist Church in Ideal with the Rev. H. M. Childers officiating. Interment was in the LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

Mr. Cromer of Route 2, Oglethorpe, was instantly killed Sunday night in an auto wreck between Americus and Cordele. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Cromer of Oglethorpe, two brothers, Ralph Cromer and Edward [Everett] Cromer of Oglethorpel and three sisters, Mrs. Odessa Thompson and Miss Minerva Cromer, both of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Nellie Barfield of Ideal.

Smith Tindol Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Alvin Cromer [October24, 1931 - March 18, 1956] is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery near his parents]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 8, 1955

FRED LAWTON CRAIG

Fred L. Craig, 92, Buried In Florida.

Fred Lawton Craig, 92, a resident of Marshallville, died early Monday following a lengthy illness.

Mr. Craig, a native of Wisconsin, was a retired contractor.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the graveside in LYNHAVEN CEMETERY in Lynhaven, Florida.

Mr. Craig is survived by two sons, W. E. Craig of Marshallville and R. H. Craig of Birmingham, Ala. one sister, Mrs. Nellie M. Nicely of Long Beach, Calif.; one brother, Ardell Craig of Longsville, Minn. and five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 1, 1955

WILLIAM LEE CHAMBLISS

Final Rites Held Tuesday For William L. Chambliss, 64.

Funeral services for William L. Chambliss, 64, whose death occurred Monday, November 28, after several months illness, were held Tuesday afternoon from Smith-Tindol Chapel. The Rev. Henry Thomas, the Rev. L. E. Gholson and the Rev. I. J. Cheves officiated and burial was in OAKLAWN CEMETERY in Fort Valley,

Serving as pallbearers were four nephews, Carl Houston, W. H. Houston, Jr. Felix Davis and J. G. Chambliss, Jr. W., W. Henderson and G. P. Suber.

Mr. Chambliss, son of the late Jesse L. Chambliss and Julia Stubbs Chambliss, was a native of Sumter County. He had resided in Macon County for the past eighteen years.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ethel Henderson

Chambliss, one daughter, Mrs. Palmer Cheves, grandson, Sandy Cheves of Montezuma; one sister, Mrs. W. H. Houston, Sr. of Colquitt; two brothers, Cliff A. Chambliss of Atlanta, J. G. Chambliss, Sr. of Americus and several nieces and nephews.

[Note: William Lee Chambliss [January 31, 1891 - November 28, 1955] is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery beside his wife, Ethel H. Chambliss, wife of William L. [March 28, 1888 - November 14, 1985]


Mrs. Thomas Joseph [Emily Robinson] Coogle

The Macon County News Leader - Montezuma, Georgia

November 14, 1998
EMILY ROBINSON COOGLE - OGLETHORPE DIED NOVEMBER 13TH.
Emily Robinson Coogle of 210 Coogle Road, Oglethorpe, died Friday, November 13, 1998. Funeral services were held Sunday, November 15, at Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe, with burial in Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens, Pastor, Eric Murray officiating.
Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Alva Bray Robinson and Ethel Lucille Robinson. She was the widow of the late Thomas Joseph Coogle. She was a retired librarian from the Oglethorpe Library and Southland Academy. She was a former English teacher at the Oglethorpe High School. She was a member of the Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her children: Thomas Joseph Coogle, Jr. of Tallahassee: Alva Leslie Coogle of Oglethorpe; Carolyn Ann Stafford of Cairo, Ga.; Mary Cathryn Bowman of Sikeston, Missouri; one sister, Nell Smalley of Dublin, Ga., and 13 grandchildren.
Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.
[Note: Emily Robinson Coogle - Born September 27, 1920 - Died November 13, 1998 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Thomas Joseph Coogle [May 20, 1919 - March 18, 1991]
 


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. January 31, 1930

WILLIAM JOSEPH CLOUD

Death Claims Mr. William Joseph Cloud -
In the quietness of the early afternoon hours of Sunday, death entered the home of Mr. William Joseph Cloud and took him from our midst. Mr. Cloud had been an invalid for several years and had been confined to his bed for quite a while, so that his passing was not a surprise to his friends and loved ones. He was a sweet christian character, and during his suffering was always gentle and patient.
Mr. Cloud was reared in the Corinth community near here, where his father and mother were among the founders of old Corinthg Methodist Church. He affiliated himself in the early years of his life with the Methodist Church and was ever faithful to her teachings.
Mr. Cloud married Miss Lula Johnson, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. S. K. Jophnson. Of this union one son was born, Mr. A. M. Cloud. He is survived by these and one grandson, A. M. Cloud, Jr. and by one sister, Mrs. George Chapman.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. J. J. Sanders, a former pastor, assisted by Rev. J. E. Summer, at the home, at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon.
A quartette composed of Mr. R. E. McInvale, Mr. Herbert Kelly, Mr. Ernest Fowler and Mr. Alton Lawhorn sang "Gathering Home" and "Sweet Bye and Bye".
Interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
[Submitted by Mrs. H. A. Peacock]


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. February 14, 1930

JOEL J. COOGLE

Funeral Services For Mr. J. J. Coogle.
Funeral services for Mr. J. J. Coogle, 71, one of this section's oldest and most highly respected citizens, who died at his residence five miles out from Oglethorpe, at 5:30 Tuesday afternoon, were held at Mt. Zion Cemetery at 3 o'clock Wednesday P.M. conducted by his pastor, Rev. D. L. Heglar.
Mr. Coogle was born and reared in this county, and spent his entire life in it, and up until some two years ago, when his health failed him, was one of the community's leading farmers. He enjoyed the confidence of all that knew him and the esteem in which he was held was evidenced by the large number of friends and acquaintances, who came from all sections to pay the last tribute. Mr. Coogle had been in ill health for a little over two years, and the end had been expected for several days. He is survived by his widow, who before her marriage, was Miss Mattie Allen, three sons, Messrs, T. L. Coogle, R. A. Coogle and Luther Coogle, all of this point; one brother, Mr. D. P. Coogle, also of this city and three sisters, Mrs. R. L. Shealy and Mrs. Cathrine Allen of this point, and Mrs. Fannie Wise of Plains.

[Note: Joel J. Coogle [3-16-1859 - 2-11-1930] is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside his wife, Mattie A. Coogle [6-3-1877 - 2-7-1959]


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

WILLIAM T. COKER

Funeral Services For Mr. W. T. Coker
Funeral services for Mr. W. T. Coker, 72, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jesse Aycock, Sunday evening at eleven o'clock were held at Andersonville Monday afternoon in the Primitive Baptist Church conducted by Rev. J. B. Laswrence, pastor of the Episcopal Church of Americus. Mr. Coker was one of the oldest citizens of this county, was noted for his high sense of honor, and for many years had been one of it's most staple citizens. He had been in ill health for some time and for several years had resided with his children, his wife having died many years ago.
He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Jesse Aycock of Andersonville, and Mrs. Cleve Pennington of Cairo, Ga.; four sons, Messrs, Early Coker, Edgar Coker and E. W. Coker of this county and Mr. Charles Coker of South Carolina.

[Note: William T. Coker [ 1858 - 1930] is buried in Andersonville City Cemetery beside his wife, Nancy G. Coker [1860 - 1902] and his daughter, Minnie M. Aycock [10-20-1892 - 3-22-1935]


 

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

  ROY      MORGAN     COOGLE

 Oglethorpe – Roy Morgan Coogle, 71, of Route 1 died Sunday at his residence.  Born in Macon County , he was the son of the late Roy Allen Coogle and Willie Belle Morgan Coogle.  He was a retired truck driver and farmer.  He was a member of Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church and a World War II Army Air Corps veteran.

 Survivors:  Children, Roy Benton Coogle and Mrs. Harry Milton Godfrey, both of Oglethorpe, Richard Coogle of Byron, Mrs. Oswalt Hoyt Dorminey of Warwick and Kristine Coogle of Griffin; and eight grandchildren.

 Services – 3 pm Wednesday in Mt. Zion-St.Luke Lutheran Church .  The Rev. John Sims will officiate.

 Visitation:  The family may be contacted at the residence of Roy Benton Coogle, Route 1.  The family requests that flowers be omitted.  Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.  Burial in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY .

 [Note: Roy Morgan Coogle – Born November 24, 1919 – Died March 24, 1991 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Doris Cheek Coogle [Sept. 19, 1928 – Nov. 12, 1975]  See her obit.


From:  Guelda Hay’s Macon Co., Ga. Obit Collection     October 1996

 ELMA     WALTON      CHILDS

 Ideal – Services for Elma Walton Childs will be a 3 pm today in Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens . 

 Childs, 94, died Saturday.  She was a retired music teacher and member of Ideal United Methodist Church .  She lived in Macon County all of her life.

 Survivors include her niece and nephew, Nancy Kirland and John Childs, both of Gainesville .

 The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:30 today in Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma.

 [Note:  Elma Walton Childs – Born about 1903  - Died October 1996, is a daughter of John Nathaniel Childs [1860 – 1933] [See his obit] and his wife, Annie [Calhoun] Childs [1870 – 1943]  who are both buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery.]


From:  Guelda Hay’s Macon Co., Ga. Collection -  July  1987

 MRS.   W.     T.     [Jessie   Mae   Eubanks]       CROMER

 Ideal – Jessie Mae Eubanks Cromer, a 63 year old homemaker, died Wednesday in a local nursing home after an extended illness.

 Services will be held Friday in Chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma.  Burial will be in PINE LEVEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY near Oglethorpe.  The Rev. Gene Ross and Gene Wilson will officiate.  

A native of Schley County , Mrs. Cromer lived in Ideal most of her life.

 Survivors include her husband, W. t. Cromer of Ideal; a son, Sammy Kitchens of Forsyth; three brothers, Robert Eubanks and Harold Eubanks, both of Americus and L. D. Eubanks of College Park; two sisters, Myrtle Roach and Kate Law, both of  Americus; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 [Note: Jessie Mae E. Cromer – Born November 2, 1923 – Died July 1, 1987 ] is buried in Pine Level Cemetery ]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   November 19, 1975

 MRS.  ROY  MORGAN  [Doris Cheek]  COOGLE

 Mrs. Doris Jeanette Cheek Coogle of Oglethorpe, died Wednesday, November 12, at her home.  Mrs. Coogle was 47 years of age; a member of the Mt. Zion – St. Luke Lutheran Church and had lived in Macon County all her life.

 Graveside services were held Thursday at the OGLETHORPE   CEMETERY with the Rev. Roy Gardner officiating.

 Surviving Mrs. Coogle are her husband, Roy Morgan Coogle of Oglethorpe; two sons, Roy Benton Coogle of Oglethorpe; Richard Walden Coogle of Warner Robins; three daughters, Mrs. Harry Godfrey of Cordele; Mrs. Hoyt Dorminy of Warwick , Ga. and Miss Martha Christina Coogle of Oglethorpe; her step-mother, Mrs. M. B. Cheek of Oglethorpe; two half-sisters, Mrs. John M. McCraney of Atlanta, Mrs. Gerald Beckum of Perry; a half brother, Dr. William R. Cheek of Atlanta.

 [Note: Doris Cheek Coogle – Born September 19, 1928 – Died November 12, 1975 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Roy Morgan Coogle [Nov. 24, 1919 – March 24, 1991]


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

 LUCILLE   GRANT   CHESHIRE

 Lucile Grant Cheshire, aged 50, of 300 Miracle Strip Parkway , Fort Walton Beach died Monday, October 20 in a Pensacola Hospital .  She was a native of Oglethorpe , Ga. and a member of the First United Methodist Church .  She was a resident of Fort Walton Beach for the past nine and a half years.

 Mrs. Cheshire is survived by her husband, Thomas Perry Cheshire and one son, Thomas Perry Cheshire, Jr., both of Fort Walton Beach; four sisters, Mrs. G. C. Hobbs of Reynolds, Ga., Mrs. R. Estes of Atlanta, Ga., Mrs. Walter J. Hobbs of Cordele, Ga. and Mrs. John H. Taylor of Oglethorpe, Ga. and two brothers, L. Alvin Grant of Oglethorpe, Ga. and Harvey  R. Grant of Tallahassee


Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma,Ga. Oct. 26, 1967

COLLIER - STEWART - CRENSHAW- CONNELL-MATTHEWS.

ROBERT CLARENCE COLLIER, SR, 82 RITES

Funeral services were held Sunday at the First Baptist Church here for Robert Clarence Collier, Sr., 82, retired textile manufacturer. Mr. Collier died Friday afternoon in a Montezuma hospital after a long illness. Rev. C. G. Ward and the Rev. Emory Gilbert officiated with burial in FELTON CEMETERY. Owner and operator of the Montezuma Knitting Mill from 1922 until 1962, Mr. Collier did much to develop the town of Montezuma as an industrial center. In 1937, he was listed in "Eminent Georgians.". More-not copied. He was born in Barnesville, the son of the late Louis and Annie Matthews Collier. He was a graduate of Gordon Military Institute, Barnesville, Ga. He was married to Miss Addie Stewart of Yatesville, Ga. in 1909 and they had been married 58 years. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Addie Stewart Collier; son, R. C. Collier, Jr. both of Montezuma; a daughter, Mrs. R. O. Crenshaw of Orlando, Fla.; three brothers, Howard Collier of Griffin, Perrin Collier of LaGrange and Louis A. Collier of Pittsburgh; a sister, Mrs. George Connell of Buies Creek, N.C.; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge. [Note: Robert Clarence Collier - Born April 26, 1885 - Died October 20, 1967 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Addie Stewart Collier [3-24-1885 - 7-3-1971] Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. Oct. 26, 1967


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 21, 1967]

CROOK - JOINER - HURDLE - PEACOCK

MRS. JAMES EDWARD [Louise Joiner] CROOK DIED

Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Joiner Crook, 56, who died Wednesday in a Montezuma hospital after a long illness, were held Thursday in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. C. G. Ward officiated with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Mrs. Crook was a native of Macon County and a member of the Salem Baptist Church. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, J. E. Crook of Montezuma, a sister, Mrs. Herbert Hurdle of Montezuma and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Thomas Joiner. Pallbearers were W. T. Hall, Ray Athon, Jimmy Hogan, Larry Ellison, Gary Crook and Thomas Law. [Note: Louise Joiner Crook - Born March 25, 1911 - Died September 13, 1967 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, James Edward Crook [May 11, 1912 - Oct. 30, 1970] [Note: According to the 1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census, she was most likely the daughter of Zury A. Joiner [1874-1934] Red Hill Cem. [See his Obit] & wife, Laura R. [Peacock] Joiner [1881-1960] Red Hill Cemetery in Macon Co., Ga.


Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma,Ga. Oct. 26, 1967

COLLIER - STEWART - CRENSHAW- CONNELL-MATTHEWS.

ROBERT CLARENCE COLLIER, SR, 82 RITES

Funeral services were held Sunday at the First Baptist Church here for Robert Clarence Collier, Sr., 82, retired textile manufacturer. Mr. Collier died Friday afternoon in a Montezuma hospital after a long illness. Rev. C. G. Ward and the Rev. Emory Gilbert officiated with burial in FELTON CEMETERY. Owner and operator of the Montezuma Knitting Mill from 1922 until 1962, Mr. Collier did much to develop the town of Montezuma as an industrial center. In 1937, he was listed in "Eminent Georgians.". More-not copied. He was born in Barnesville, the son of the late Louis and Annie Matthews Collier. He was a graduate of Gordon Military Institute, Barnesville, Ga. He was married to Miss Addie Stewart of Yatesville, Ga. in 1909 and they had been married 58 years. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Addie Stewart Collier; son, R. C. Collier, Jr. both of Montezuma; a daughter, Mrs. R. O. Crenshaw of Orlando, Fla.; three brothers, Howard Collier of Griffin, Perrin Collier of LaGrange and Louis A. Collier of Pittsburgh; a sister, Mrs. George Connell of Buies Creek, N.C.; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge. [Note: Robert Clarence Collier - Born April 26, 1885 - Died October 20, 1967 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Addie Stewart Collier [3-24-1885 - 7-3-1971] Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. Oct. 26, 1967


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 21, 1967]

CROOK - JOINER - HURDLE - PEACOCK

MRS. JAMES EDWARD [Louise Joiner] CROOK DIED

Funeral services for Mrs. Louise Joiner Crook, 56, who died Wednesday in a Montezuma hospital after a long illness, were held Thursday in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. C. G. Ward officiated with burial in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. Mrs. Crook was a native of Macon County and a member of the Salem Baptist Church. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her husband, J. E. Crook of Montezuma, a sister, Mrs. Herbert Hurdle of Montezuma and a sister-in-law, Mrs. Thomas Joiner. Pallbearers were W. T. Hall, Ray Athon, Jimmy Hogan, Larry Ellison, Gary Crook and Thomas Law. [Note: Louise Joiner Crook - Born March 25, 1911 - Died September 13, 1967 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, James Edward Crook [May 11, 1912 - Oct. 30, 1970] [Note: According to the 1920 Macon Co., Ga. Census, she was most likely the daughter of Zury A. Joiner [1874-1934] Red Hill Cem. [See his Obit] & wife, Laura R. [Peacock] Joiner [1881-1960] Red Hill Cemetery in Macon Co., Ga.


Mrs. W. Horace [Annie Perry] Cromer Obituary|
 
Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Georgia July 17, 1969

MRS. ANNIE PERRY CROMER FUNERAL NOTICE -

Funeral services were held Friday, July 11, at the Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church near Ideal for Mrs. Annie Perry Cromer,76, who died early Thursday morning at the Oakes Nursing Home.
The Rev. J. B. Lumpkin and Rev. Carl Ayers officiated and burial was in the Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens.
Pallbearers - not copied.
A native of Marion County, Mrs. Cromer had lived in Macon County all of her adult life and was a member of the Little Bethel Baptist Church.
Surviving are her husband, W. Horace Cromer of Ideal; a son, Hugh B,. Cromer of Forsyth; four daughters, Mrs. W. Guy Meek of Macon, Mrs. William C. Littlejohn of East Point, Mrs. J. Pruitt Clements of Merritt Island, Fla., and Mrs. H. Steve Jones of Houston, Texas; one brother, G. C Perry of Americus, one sister, Mrs. W. A. Chapman of Warner Robins; fourteen grandchildren also survive.
[Note: Annie Perry Cromer - Born April 1, 1893 - Die July 10, 1969 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Walter Horace Cromer [Sept 28, 1893 - Jan. 24, 1990]

The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. January 21, 1916

PROF. A. J. CLARK - Oglethorpe, Ga. Jan. 8th 1916. On the 20th of Dec., 1915, the Almighty God called from this terrestrial earth to the celestial world above Prof. Adonidrum Judson Clark, the father of our beloved secretary of our class. Prof. Clark at the time of his death was seventy six years old. He was a cultured and refined gentlemen, a confederate soldier, and a soldier of the cross. He lived a consistent member of the Baptist Church. He commanded the respect and esteem of all who knew him. He lived a life of usefulness. For forty-one years he taught the children of our county. The light of his life and his influence will ever remain with use.
[Note: I do not find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for Prof. Clark nor his daughter, Mrs. W. R. Battle.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 14, 1969
CHARLES BENJAMIN CHILDS FUNERAL NOTICE - Funeral services for Charles Benjamin Childs, 20, of Oglethorpe who died Sunday while swimming at Myrtle Beach, S.C. will be held Thursday morning at the Ideal Baptist Church. Rev. Clarence Keene will officiate and burial will be in the IDEAL CEMETERY. Pallbearers - not copied.
Mr. Childs was a native of Macon County and was a member of the Ideal Baptist Church. He was a 1967 graduate of the Macon County High School and was employed with Delta Air Lines in Atlanta as a Ramp Service Agent. At the time of his death he was attending Army Reserves Camp at Ft. Bragg, N.C. and he and some friends were swimming at Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Childs of Oglethorpe; four brothers, M/Sgt. Glenn Childs of Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, Kenneth Childs and Randy Childs, both of Oglethorpe, Mike Childs of Atlanta; three sisters, Mrs. Wallace Hester of Decatur, Mrs. Lloyd Hinman of Centerville and Miss Gail Childs of Oglethorpe.
[Note: Charles B. Childs, PFC. 421 QM Corp. US Army - Born May 13, 1949 - Died August 10, 1969 is buried in the Ideal Cemetery beside Benjamin Daniel Childs [1861-1932]OBIT & Georgia Ann Barfield, wife of B. D. Childs [1874-1948] OBIT]


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. January 11, 1929
The Macon County Citizen Newspaper is 38 years old and a copy dated MAY 27, 1891 was recently brought to the Citizen Office by Mrs. R. A. Coogle. The paper was addressed to Mr. T. H. Morgan, Jr., Mrs. Coogle's father.

The Death of J. T. COOGLE, the father of D. P. Coogle and J. J. Coogle was listed in that issue.

[Note: John Thomas Coogle - Born May 24, 1817 - Died May 24, 1891 CSA-MASON Co. C. 12th Ga. Inf. is buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery beside his wife, Harriet Rebecca [Kleckley] Coogle [Sept.16, 1824 - Sept.20, 1883]


The Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. November 16,1923
CITATION - GEORGIA - Macon County
TO ALL WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. W. H. Gardner, administrator of the estate of A. C. Cromer, deceased, has applied to the undersigned for leave to sell the land belonging to said estate, and said application will be heard and passed upon by me at my office on the first Monday in December 1923, at 10 o'clock a.m.
Witness my hand and official signature, this November 6th 1923, A. C. Felton, Sr. Ordinary.
[Note: I do not find a marked grave for Andrew C. Cromer nor his already deceased wife, Sallie McCarty Cromer in "Cemeteries of Macon County" But he appears as 64 years old in the 1920 census and known children, taken from previous census' would be: Newby, Robert, Vallie, Willie, Benjamin, Jane, Sweety, Lizzie, Jack A.] Anyone having burial info on Sallie and Andrew C. Cromer, PLEASE RESPOND.


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. Oct. 1, 1926

GOOD WOMAN IS CALLED BY DEATH

MRS. JENNIE BELL STEPHENS CASON
After an illness covering a period of several months, Mrs.
R. L. Cason passed peacefully away at her home in Oglethorpe, Monday.
The deceased had lived here about two years and had a wide circle of friends here who sincerely deplore her demise. She is survived by her husband and several children.
The funeral was held at the Baptist Church here Wednesday morning. Interment occurred at the Oglethorpe cemetery. Rev. Jelks of Unadilla assisted by Rev. Snelson, conducted the ceremonies.
The following gentlemen acted as pallbearers: Messrs. H. W. Shealy, W. J. Griffin, J. E. Ansley, Sr. C. A. Allison, W. C. Johnson and D. P. Coogle.
[Note: Anyone knowing the names of the "several children" please respond.]


Macon County Citizen - Oglethorpe, Ga. March 19, 1926

MRS. ANNE ELIZABETH COLLINS
Montezuma - March 17, - Mrs. Anne Elizabeth Collins, widow of R. O. Collins of Montezuma, died at her home here at 5 o'clock Tuesday. She was 71 years old and had been an invalid for nearly a year.
Mrs. Collins was Miss Anne Elizabeth White of Griffin, before her marriage to Mr. Collins, a merchant and beloved citizen of Montezuma. As Miss White, she was a teacher in Shorter College at Rome and during her residence here, until her health failed, she had been active in church and civic work, wielding a wide influence. She was a member of the Baptist Church.
The funeral services were conducted from the residence at 10 o'clock Wednesday morning. Rev. Fred E. Smith, officiating.
The interment was in Felton's Cemetery.
[Note: I do not find a MARKED GRAVE in Felton Cemetery in Montezuma for either Anne Elizabeth Collins or
R. O. Collins] He appears in 1900 census of Macon Co.,Ga. being 51 yrs old then, Anne was 44 born Virginia,
their children shown in 1900 were Joseph C. Collins (16),
Charles M. Collins (14] and Robert Collins [13] - I do find:
Felton Cemetery - Joseph Cecil Collins [9-11-1883 - 12-28-1956] & Laura Mae Collins [7-28-1868 - 12-9-1976]
and right beside these are TWO ADULT UNMARKED
GRAVES, probably Anne Elizabeth and R. O. Collins.
If anyone has proof of this, please let me know. DVC


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

SIDNEY CLARKE, 74. FUNERAL NOTICE Sidney Clarke, age 74, and a resident of Montezuma passed away in a Macon hospital after a lengthy illness, Saturday, November 13. Mr. Clarke was a well known golf course architect, member of the National Golfers Association and a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church. He was born in England and had resided in Montezuma for the past 18 years. Graveside services were held Sunday, November 14 at Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery in Montezuma. Rev. F. O. Edenfield officiated. Mr. Clarke is survived by his widow, Mrs. Sara D. Clarke of Montezuma; one son, Stanley Clarke of Miami, Florida; three grandchildren, Sara, Faye and Stanley Clarke, Jr. all of Miami. [Note: Sidney Clarke - Born 1897 - Died 1971 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 12, 1968

COLLIER-NAPPIER-PENDER-JONES-STANDRIDGE-BEARD-MIXON-HOWARD-BARFIELD-ALLEN

THOMAS WASHINGTON COLLIER, 76. OBITUARY

Services for Thomas Washington Collier, 76, who died Saturday at his residence after a long illness, were held Monday, December 9, in the Bethany Primitive Baptist Church. Elder Freeman Keel and the Rev. Earl Hammock officiated with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery in Ft Valley, Ga. Mr. Collier was a native of Ashland, Ala. He was a retired carpenter and a member of Cedar Valley Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Ester Nappier Collier of Ft. Valley; five daughters, Mrs. Mattie Mae Pender and Mrs. Stella Jones, both of Ft. Valley, Mrs. W. E. Standridge of Ocala, Fla., Mrs. Pauline Beard of Winter Garden, Fla., and Mrs. James Mixon of Columbus; six sons, Carl Collier, Pascal Collier and Virgil Collier, all of Ft. Valley. Pat Collier, W. D. Collier and Jewel Collier, all of Winter Garden, Fla. three sisters, Mrs. Andie Howard of Montezuma, Mrs. Archer Barfield of Oglethorpe, and Mrs. Mittie Allen of Columbus; three brothers, Walter B. Collier of Oglethorpe, W. O. Collier of Marshallville and Owens Collier of Marshallville; 26 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Oak Lawn Cemetery for any Collier as of the survey in 1995.]


CHAPMAN-POTEET-BARNETT

LAMAR C. CHAPMAN, 59 OBITUARY

Funeral services for Lamar C. Chapman, 59, of Montezuma, who died Saturday afternoon, February 17, at a local hospital following a heart attack, were held Sunday afternoon at Cedar Valley Baptist Church. Dr. A. C. Martin officiated with burial in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery. Pallbearers - Honorary Escort - Not copied. A life-long resident of Macon County, Mr. Chapman was a retired employee of the Montezuma Knitting Mill for over 30 years. He was a member of the Marshallville Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Beaulah Poteet Chapman of Montezuma; two sons, Tommy Chapman of Cuthbert and Charles Chapman of Atlanta; a daughter, Mrs. Anne C. Barnett of College Park; a brother, D. C. Chapman of Marshallville and six grandchildren. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge. [Note: Lamar C. Chapman - Born July 29, 1908 - Died February 17, 1968 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery by his wife, Beulah Poteet Chapman [3-27-1906-6-18-1981]


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

CARTER - ALLIGOOD- BARRY - CHRISTENSON

JACOB C. CARTER, 67, OBITUARY

Jacob C. Carter, 67, of Montezuma passed away March 26, at Riverside Hospital following a sudden illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday from the Congregational Holiness Church with the Rev. Ovid Hooks officiating. Burial was in Memorial Park. Mr. Carter had resided in Macon County the past 3 & ½ years moving here from Baldwin, Fla. He was a retired farmer and Evangelistic Minister. He was a member of the Congregational Holiness Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Norma May Christenson Barry Carter, three daughters, Mrs. James F. Alligood of Macon, Susan and Jo Anne Barry of Montezuma, 4 brothers and 4 sisters. Pallbearers were William Jones, Herman Layfield, Johnny Layfield, James Layfield, Walter Payne and W. C. Barfield. [Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery in Montezuma for Jacob C. Carter, anyone having and info on this, PLEASE RESPOND.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 8, 1994

STUART B. CARTER

Mr. Stuart B. Carter, 99, of 1506 Choctaw Street, Dothan Alabama, died Wednesday, June 1, 1994, after an extended illness.
Graveside services were held at 2 pm Friday, June 3, in the MARSHALLVILLE CITY CEMETERY in Marshallville, Georgia, with Dr. Reginald Ponder officiating.
Mr. Carter was a native of Florida and lived in Dothan since 1942. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was the widower of Mrs. Clyde Martin Carter.
Survivors included several nieces and nephews.
Memorial donations may be made to the Methodist Children's Home, c/o First United Methodist Church, Dothan, Alabama 36303.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma was in charge of local arrangements.


CROMER - STREETMAN - HILL
MRS. HARVEY CHILDS [Dorothy Estelle] CROMER, 82, Died December 19, 2000 ["Add to Cemeteries of Macon Co."]
Ellaville - Services for Dorothy Cromer will be at 2 pm Friday in LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH, Ideal with burial in the church cemetery. Cromer, 82, died Tuesday, December 19, 2000. A homemaker, she was the widow of Harvey Childs Cromer and was a member of Little Bethel Baptist Church. Survivors include her children: JoAnn Streetman of Ellaville, Jimmy Cromer of Flowery Branch and Billy Cromer of Floyd, Va.; sister, Lucille Cromer Hill of Thomaston; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 6 to 9 tonight in Watson Giddens Funeral Home. [Note: Dorothy Estelle [ ] Cromer - Born 12-28-1917 Died December 19, 2000 is buried in Little Bethel Baptist Cemetery beside her husband, Harvey Childs Cromer [ Nov. 3, 1910 - Sept. 7, 1984]


Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 29, 1998
CHASTAIN - HENRY - JOHNSON


JESSE DAVID CHASTAIN, SR. Died July 25, 1998
Graveside services for Jesse David Chastain, Sr. were held on Monday, July 27, 1998 at the BOOKER BARFIELD CEMETERY in Macon County. Mr. Chastain, 55, died Saturday, July 25, in a Columbus Hospital. Mr. Chastain was born in Hamilton County, Tennessee and had lived in Macon County for the past 12 years moving from Cleveland, Tenn. He was a Dairy Farmer. Survivors include his wife: Jo Anne Henry Chastain of Ideal, Children: Jesse David Chastain, Jr. and Kelly Jean Chastain, both of Ideal. Sister: Barbara Johnson of Cleveland, Tenn. 4 grandchildren. Goddard Funeral Home of Reynolds had charge of arrangements. Rev. Jennie Ramsey Peterson and A. P. Wainwright officiated. [Note: Jesse David Chastain, Sr. is buried in the Booker Barfield Cemetery, located on County Road 178, on the East side of the road just past a mobile home, on property owned by David Chastain, Jr. - ] [Evidently, David Chastain, Jr. in 1993 is now Jesse David Chastain, Sr. in July 1998] [Note: This is a very old Barfield Family Cemetery and was partially destroyed by road scraping machinery. So far as we know, there has not been a burial there since 1888 when Julius Booker Barfield [1828 - 1888] was buried there.]

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

JESSE DAVID CHASTAIN, SR.

In Loving Memory of JESSE D. CHASTAIN Feb. 14, 1943 - July 25, 1998

For the past year our hearts have ached for you. People knew you as the "Dairy Man;" to your family you will always be "Pops."

I look at your wife of 37 years, Jo Ann and I can not begin to know, though we all see the loss and hurt she has been through, the task of carrying her burden to bear. There is your sister Bobbie who loved you dearly. The two of you had a special bond which makes her loss greater. Your daughter Kelly and son Jesse, Jr. love and miss you daily. Jesse Jr's hurt is magnified for he now walks in your shoes. He is not the head of the family and his effort is for his family and your memory.

The Grandchildren remember and miss you. Waymond, who felt for the first time in his 17 years, he was finally getting to know the man we called Pops. There is Allen, who thought you could accomplish anything and could do no wrong. The young ones, Jimmy and Jessie Morgan, who thought the sun rose and set upon you. The world as they knew it stopped the day you left this world. Looking through the eyes of those children, your loss is no more dull today as that July night you slipped away.

The say time heals all wounds but the wound of your absence will be with us always. We will love you forever. Signed: Your loving daughter-in-law, Doris A. Chastain.

[Note: Jesse David Chastain - Born - February 14, 1943 - Died - July 25, 1998 is buried in the JULIUS BOOKER BARFIELD CEMETERY Located on Co. Rd. 178. Pictures of this cemetery will be posted shortly to gacomacon-l@usgennet.org.

 


Newspaper Unknown - Thomaston, Ga. March 1, 2003

MRS. CARVIS [Mary Ellen Harden] CHAPMAN

Mrs. Mary Ellen Harden Chapman, 87, 405 Brookwood Drive, died Thursday, Fenruary 27, 2003 at the Medical Center of Central Georgia.

Funeral services will be 2 pm Sunday, March 2, 2003 at Trinity Baptist Church with Dr. Bob Little and Rev. Joey Smith officiating. Burial will be in UPSON MEMORIAL GARDENS, Thomaston,Ga.

Mrs. Chapman was born in Macon County, Georgia but lived in Thomaston for many years. She was retired from Thomaston Mills where she worked for over thirty years as a sheet folder. She was a member of the AARP and also a member of Trinity Baptist Church of Thomaston.

Survivors include husband, Mr. Carvis Chapman of Thomaston; son, Mr. Bill Chapman of Thomaston; daughter, Mrs. Betty C. Johnson of Macon; sister, Mrs. Nellie Brooks of Thomaston; four grandsons; two step-granddaughters;six great grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be Saturday, March 1, from 6 until 8 pm at Coggins Funeral Home.

[Note: In 1920 Census of Macon Co., I find Henry Otis Harden 31 with his wife, Amanda J. Harden 30 and three children, Mary E. 4 & 6/12, Otice P. 3 & ?/12 & Lester Homer 1 & 2/12.

[Note: Henry Otis Harden and wife are buried in Ideal Cem. - Other small children of Otis Harden are buried in Ideal cemetery near parents]


From: GUELDA HAY'S Macon Co., Ga. Obituary Collection

LITTLE BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEM.
CHAPMAN - CULVERHOUSE - WILSON - MERCHANT - BENHAM

JOSEPH LISTER CHAPMAN, 67 Of Butler, Died 2-2-1992

Joseph Lister Chapman, 67, of Butler, died February 2, 1992 at the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Services were held Tuesday at The Church with Rev. Ben Guined and Rev. Rannie Gaultney officiating. Burial was in LITTLE BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Macon County. He had lived in Taylor County since 1970, moving from Upson County. He was a retired Reynolds City employee abnd retired peach officer. He is survived by his wife, Ethel Culverhouse Chapman of Butler; three daughters, Cheryl Wilson of Butler, Gayle Merchant of Forest Park and Karyn Benham of West Palm Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Earl Chapman and Eulis Chapman of Thomaston; and four grandchildren. Edwards Funeral Home of Butler was in charge. Note: Joseph Lister Chapman - Born October 21, 1924 - Died February 2, 1992 is buried in Little Bethel Baptist Cemetery.


From: GUELDA HAY'S Macon Co., Ga. Obituary Collection LITTLE BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEM.
CHAPMAN - WILSON - KING - FOWLER - BELL - PIKE - MASSINGALE
MRS. JOSEPH LISTER [ Mae Fowler] CHAPMAN, 66, Dies
Mrs. Mae F. Chapman, 66, died Tuesday, June 28, 1983 at a Macon hospital following a lengthy illness. Services were held Thursday at the Horeb Baptist Church near Butler with burial in the LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CEMETERY in Macon County. Rev., Rannie Gaultney officiated. Mrs. Chapman was a native of Meriwether County and had lived in Taylor County for 13 years. She was a member of the Horeb Baptist Church. She is survived by her husband, J. L. Chapman of Butler; three daughters, Mrs. Cheryl Wilson and Gayle Chapman of Butler and Mrs. Karen King of Lantana, Fla.; brother, Bennis D. Fowler of Seguin, Texas; three sisters, Mrs. H. O. Bell of Thomaston, Mrs. Sam Pike of Manchester and Mrs. Frank Massingale of Woodbury; and three grandchildren. Goddard's Funeral Home of Reyndols was in charge. [Note: Mae F. Chapman - Born February 25, 1917 - Died June 28, 1983 is buried in Little Bethel Baptist Cemetery beside her husband, Joseph Lister Chapman [ October 21 - 1924 - Feb. 2, 1992]


From: GUELDA HAY'S Macon Co., Ga. Obituary Collection LITTLE BETHEL PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEM.
CROMER - BARFIELD - COX - PARRAMORE - STATHAM - RUSSEN - DAVIS.
MRS. LESTER [Agnes Barfield] CROMER , 45, Rites Held
Funeral services for Mrs. Agnes Barfield Cromer, 45, were held Saturday, from the Little Bethel Free Will Baptist Church near Ideal with interment in the LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CEM. Born in Taytlor County on April 2, 1932, she was the daughter of Mrs. Era Mae S. Barfield of Americua and the late General Barfield. She was a nurse at the Riverside Hospital in Montezuma, a member of the Little Bethel Free Will Baptist Church and had made her home in Marshallville for the past 18 years. Mrs. Cromer died in a Meadows Memorial Hospital in Vidalia on August 25. Survivors include her husband, Lester Cromer of Marshallville; Mother, Mrs. Era Mae Barfield; three daughters, Mrs. Leon Cox of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Bobby Parramore of Thomasville and Mrs. Tommy Statham of LaGrange; two sons, Freddie M. Cromer of Montezuma and Thomas E. Cromer of Marshallville; two brothers, Everett Barfield of Oglethorpe and Billy Barfield of Americus; two sisters, Mrs. Junior Russen and Mrs. Bill Davis of Americus and two grandchildren. The Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma has charge. [Note: Agnes B. Cromer - Born April 2, 1932 - Died August 25, 1977 is buried in Little Bethel Baptist Cemetery beside her husband, Lester Cromer [November 18, 1918 - March 17, 1985]


Charles Benjamin Childs Obituary
 
Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 14, 1969
CHARLES BENJAMIN CHILDS FUNERAL NOTICE -

Funeral services for Charles Benjamin Childs, 20, of Oglethorpe who died Sunday while swimming at Myrtle Beach, S.C. will be held Thursday morning at the Ideal Baptist Church. Rev. Clarence Keene will officiate and burial will be in the IDEAL CEMETERY. Pallbearers - not copied.
Mr. Childs was a native of Macon County and was a member of the Ideal Baptist Church. He was a 1967 graduate of the Macon County High School and was employed with Delta Air Lines in Atlanta as a Ramp Service Agent. At the time of his death he was attending Armuy Reserves Camp at Ft. Bragg, N.C. and he and some friends were swimming at Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Childs of Oglethorpe; four brothers, M/Sgt. Glenn Childs of Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, Kenneth Childs and Randy Childs, both of Oglethorpe, Mike Childs of Atlanta; three sisters, Mrs. Wallace Hester of Decatur, Mrs. Lloyd Hinman of Centerville and Miss Gail Childs of Oglethorpe.
[Note: Charles B. Childs, PFC. 421 QM Corp. USArmy - Born May 13, 1949 - Died August 10, 1969 is buried in the Ideal Cemetery beside Benjamin Daniel Childs [1861-1932]OBIT & Georgia Ann Barfield, wife of B. D. Childs [1874-1948] OBIT]

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

MRS. REUBEN T. [Chester Mitchell] CHILDS

Mrs. Chester Mitchell Childs of Ideal, Georgia died Monday, January 27, 1975 at Riverside Hospital. She was 85 years of age and had lived in Macon County for 65 years, but was a native of Crawford County.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Ruby Athon of Montezuma, one son, Godfrey Thornton Childs, Sr. of Montezuma; one brother, Bud Mitchell of Rochell, Ga.; one granddaughter, Mrs. Lullene Bickley of Montezuma; two grandsons, G. T. Childs, Jr. of Rome, Georgia and William Lowell Athon, Sr. of Cordele.
Graveside services were held Tuesday at 11 am. at the IDEAL CEMETERY with Rev. Ken Bush officiating.
Arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home.

[Note: Chester M. Childs - Born 1889 - Died 1975 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, Reuben T. Childs [1882 - 1961] See his obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 23, 1975

ROBERT OLAN CRENSHAW

Robert Olan Crenshaw, 64, of New Smyrna Beach, Fla., died Thursday, April 18, at New Smyrna.
Mr. Crenshaw born in Sanford, Fla., was a World War II Veteran and member of the Methodist Church in New Smyrna.
Graveside services were held Saturday, April 19, at 11 am in FELTON CEMETERY. Rev. C. Dick Reese, Jr. Officiated.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Louise Collier Crenshaw of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; one daughter, Mrs. Earl Fossier of Fort Valley Beach, Fla.; two sons, Robert Crenshaw of Orlando, Fla. and Stewart Crenshaw of St. Petersburg, Fla. one brother, Joe Crenshaw of Washington, D.C. and four grandchildren.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Robert Olan Crenshaw - Born February 9, 1911 - Died April 17, 1975 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Louise [Collier] Crenshaw-Hamilton [Died Nov. 26, 2001] See her Obit.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 8, 1978

GEORGE CLYDE CHAPMAN

George Clyde Chapman of Ideal, Georgia, died Monday, February 6, 1978 at the Americus-Sumter County Hospital. He was 85 years of age. He was a native of Macon County and had lived here all his life. Mr. Chapman was a retired farmer and a member of the Ideal Baptist Church where he was a deacon. He was also a member of Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge # 65.
Surviving Mr. Chapman are his wife, Mrs. Mabel McCarty Chapman of Ideal, three sons, Marvis Chapman of Ideal, Elton C. Chapman of Nashville, Tennessee and Dr. Corky Chapman of Shoshone, Idaho; one daughter, Mrs. Harold Fowler of Ideal and seven grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Chapman were held at 11 am Wednesday, February 8, 1978 at the Ideal Baptist Church with Rev. Clarence Keene and Rev. C. G. Ward officiating. Burial was in the IDEAL CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were J. L. Turner, Monroe Dominy, A. B. Patterson, David Keene, Floyd English and Ira Kirkus.
Funeral arrangements were by Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma.

[Note: George Clyde Chapman - Born May 24, 1892 - Died February 6, 1978 is buried Ideal Cemetery beside Mabel McCarty Chapman [1902 - 1996] [OOOOOPS !!! Please correct his Death Date from February 6, 1938 to February 6, 1978 if you have a copy of "Cemeteries of Macon County"


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 29, 1974

MRS. ESMOND EBSON [Jessie Alma Turner] COOK

Mrs. Jessie Alma T. Cook, age 78 of Brunswick died Wednesday, August 21, in the Americus Sumter County Hospital. She was the widow of the late Esmond Cook. Mrs. Cook had moved here 15 years ago from Miami but had moved to Brunswick two years ago.
Funeral services were held Friday, August 23, at 2 PM in the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma. Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pastor Lingle of the St. Luke Lutheran Church officiated.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. John Kelly of Andersonville; two sons, Clarence Greer Cook of Whittier, California and Edward Albert Cook of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; a sister, Mrs. Nellie Curry of Brunswick; a brother, G. C. Turner of Brunswick; eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were by Watson-Mathews.

[Note: Jessie A. Cook - Born - 1896 - Died 1974 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, Ebson Cook [1886 - 1971] Please note that her husband's name is found with several spellings. See his Obit.
 


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

 THOMAS   LESLIE   COOGLE

 Thomas Leslie Coogle, 78, a member of the Georgia General Assembly from 1946 to 1954, died Friday, February 20, 1976 in a local hospital.

 Officiating ministers were Pastor Lingle, Pastor Burns and Rev. Roy Gardner.

 Mr. Coogle, a native of Macon County , was also a former Macon County Commissioner.  He was a farmer and a warehouseman and was also in the cotton ginning and pulpwood business.  He was a member of Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church. 

Services were held Saturday in Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church with burial in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY .

 Survivors include his wife, Laura Morgan Coogle of Oglethorpe; four sons, Thomas Joseph Coogle, Edward Curtis Coogle and George Herbert Coogle, all of Oglethorpe and Robert Leo Coogle of Montezuma; a daughter, Mrs. Chesley Gilmore of Oglethorpe; 15 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

 [Note: Thomas Leslie Coogle – Born May 19, 1897 - Died February 20, 1976 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Laura Morgan Coogle – Nov. 15, 1896 – Feb. 18, 1986 ]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   January 14, 1976

 VIRGIL  R.  CARTER

 Virgil R. Carter, a 56 year old resident of Americus ,   Georgia , passed away at his home on Thursday, January 8, of an apparent heart attack.  Born in Rockingham ,   Ga. ,  he had lived in Macon County for 26 years before moving to Americus approximately two years ago.  He was a disabled veteran of World War II and was employed with the Georgia Department of Labor.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Montezuma.

 Mr. Carter is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jency Giles Carter of Montezuma; two sons, Cary M. Carter and Kim T. Carter of Americus ; four daughters, Miss Jency Carter of Valdosta ; Mrs. Bill Michel of Mays Landing, New Jersey ; Mrs. Alex Dasher of St. Simons Island, Ga.; Miss Charm Carter of Montezuma; one brother, Marlow Carter of Clarkesville, Va., three sisters, Mrs.  Jim Stroud of Greenville , South Carolina ; Mrs. Myrl C. Robb of Columbia , S.C and Mrs. Mildred Hanson of Springfield , Mass; two grandchildren.

 Funeral services for Mr. Carter were held Monday, January 12, at the Watson-Mathews Funeral Home with interment at the ANDERSONVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY .  Officiating ministers were Rev. Ken Bush and Rev. Clarence Keene.

 Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers – not copied.


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.   December 3, 1975

 WALTER  B.  COLLIER

 Oglethorpe – Walter B. Collier, 73, died Monday, November 24, 1975 in a Montezuma nursing home.  Services were held Wednesday in Shiloh Baptist Church .  Burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY .

 Rev. George Jones and Rev . Cham White officiated.  Pallbearers were N. G. Webb, James M. Clark, Clarence Holmes, Billy Barfield, Floyd E. Yoder and Robert Ray.

 Mr. Collier, a native of Clay County, Ala., had lived in Macon County 51 years.  He was a retired carpenter and a member of Shiloh Baptist Church .

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Abbiegail Lamberth Collier of Oglethorpe; two sons, Lawrence Adrin Collier of Oglethorpe and Wilford Larue Collier of Centerville ; a daughter, Mrs. Richard Power of Atlanta ; a brother, William O. Collier of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. Archie Barfield of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Artie Howell of Fort Valley , who died the following day.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma had charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Walter B. Collier – Born June 29, 1902 – Died November 24, 1975 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Abbiegail L. Collier [Jan. 26, 1905 – Feb. 16, 1990]  


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

MRS.        LANGDON    C.     [Sylvia  Lucille  Underwood]     CHEVES  

Mrs. Sylvia Lucille Underwood  Cheves, 76, of Montezuma, died June 5, 1989 in the Macon County Medical Center .

 Services were held June 7, at the First Baptist Church with Dr. Randy Gregg and Rev. Paul Brill officiating.    Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY .

 he was a lifetime resident of Macon County , a homemaker, member of the First Baptist Church and the wife of the late Dr. Langdon C. Cheves, Jr.

 She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Cheryl Cheves Harp of Reynolds and Mrs. Karen Cheves Kanazawa of Norcross; brother, Rev. Tilden M. Underwood of Monroe; sister, Mrs. Joyce Underwood  Baldwin of Montezuma; six grandchildren; and several other relatives.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 [Note:  Sylvia Underwood Cheves – Born July 2, 1912 – Died June 5, 1989 “Muddie” is buried in Felton Cemetery  beside her husband, Langdon C. Cheves, M.D. [Feb. 3, 1913 – March 17, 1969] See his OBIT


From: Guelda Hay’s Macon Co., Ga. Obit Collection – February  15, 1992

 MRS.   GODFREY   THORNTON “Dick”  [Ora Mae Hardage]  CHILDS

 Montezuma – Ora Mae Hardage Childs, 82, of 300 E. Railroad St. died Saturday in a Marshallville Nursing Home.  Born in Upson County , she was the daughter of the late Zack A. and Alma Ellington Hardage.  She was a homemaker, was a member of First Baptist Church and was the widow of Godfrey T. Childs.

 Survivors:  son, Godfrey T. Childs, Jr. of Rome; brothers and sister, Fred M. Hardage and Sarah Cranford, both of Smyrna and Harvey Hardage of Dayton, Ohio; and a grandchild.

 Services, Monday in First Baptist Church in Montezuma with burial in IDEAL CITY CEMETERY .  The Rev. Randy Gregg will officiate.  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.  

[Note: Ora Mae Hardage Childs – Born September 7, 1909 – Died February 15, 1992 is buried in the Lockwood Section of Ideal City Cemetery beside her husband, Godfrey Thornton Childs [ May 18, 1910 – June 26, 1987]


From: Guelda Hay’s Macon County Obit Collection   June 26, 1987                     

 GODFREY      THORNTON      “Dick”        CHILDS

 Montezuma – Godfrey T. “Dick” Childs, 77, of 300 E. Railroad St., died Friday in a local hospital.  He was a retired Macon County work camp guard.

 Services will be held today in IDEAL CITY CEMETERY .  The Rev. Guy Sayles will officiate.

 A lifelong resident of Macon County , Mr. Childs was a member of First Baptist Church in Montezuma and was a World War II Army Veteran.

 Survivors include his wife, Ora Mae Childs of Montezuma; a son, Godfrey T. Childs, Jr. of Rome ; a sister, Ruby Childs Athon of Montezuma; and a grandchild

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

 [Note:  Godfrey Thornton Childs – Born May 18, 1910 – Died June 26, 1987 is buried in the Lockwood Section of the Ideal Cemetery beside his wife, Ora Mae Hardage Childs [Sept. 7, 1909 – Feb. 15, 1992]


From: Guelda Hay’s Macon County Obit Collection   June 26, 1987                     

 GODFREY      THORNTON      “Dick”        CHILDS

 Montezuma – Godfrey T. “Dick” Childs, 77, of 300 E. Railroad St., died Friday in a local hospital.  He was a retired Macon County work camp guard.

 Services will be held today in IDEAL CITY CEMETERY .  The Rev. Guy Sayles will officiate.

 A lifelong resident of Macon County , Mr. Childs was a member of First Baptist Church in Montezuma and was a World War II Army Veteran.

 Survivors include his wife, Ora Mae Childs of Montezuma; a son, Godfrey T. Childs, Jr. of Rome ; a sister, Ruby Childs Athon of Montezuma; and a grandchild

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

 [Note:  Godfrey Thornton Childs – Born May 18, 1910 – Died June 26, 1987 is buried in the Lockwood Section of the Ideal Cemetery beside his wife, Ora Mae Hardage Childs [Sept. 7, 1909 – Feb. 15, 1992]


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

 MRS.     ARTHUR     H.   [Minnie    Hill]       CLEMENS

 Funeral services for Mrs. Minnie Hill Clemens, 62, who died Tuesday night, August 30, at the Houston County Hospital , were held Thursday at the Warner Robins First Baptist Church .  Burial followed in MAGNOLIA    PARK    CEMETERY in Warner Robins .

 Mrs. Clemens was born in Ball Ground and moved to Warner Robins four years ago from Byromville.  She was a member of the Warner Robins First Baptist Church .

 Survivors are her husband, Arthur H. Clemens; one daughter, Mrs. Robert L. Leavens of Savannah; three sisters, Mrs. T. L. Peterman and Mrs. John Murphy, both of Byromville, and Mrs. Thomas  [Thelma Hill] Joiner of Montezuma; two brothers, L. E. Hill of Montezuma and Dr. C. W. Hill of Atlanta; one grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

Christopher Funeral Home of Warner Robins was in charge of arrangements.


MRS.    RICHARD    W.    [Mattie   Charles ]       CANNON

 Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Charles Cannon, 73, who died Wednesday morning at her residence in Birmingham , Ala. , were held Friday at the graveside in FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma.

 The Rev. Melvin York and the Rev. W. H. Martin officiated.

 A native of Montezuma, Mrs. Cannon had moved to Birmingham in 1944.

 Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ernest J. Brand of Birmingham , and Mrs. Russell Alford, Sr. of Russellville , Ala. ; two sons, R. C. Cannon of Birmingham and Gerald L. Cannon of Auburndale, Fla.; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Mable Phillips of Oglethorpe and a cousin, Harold Collins of Montezuma,

 Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

 [Note: Mattie C. Cannon – Born August 31,  1886 – Died August 3, 1960 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Richard W. Cannon [ June 16, 1878 – Sept. 3, 1956]  and Nettie Claire, wife of Richard W. Cannon [March 31, 1884 – Sept. 13, 1907]

It appears that Mattie Charles Cannon is the 2nd wife of Richard W. Cannon, although I have no proof available.]


 

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

 LEON ALLEN CHAPMAN

 Funeral services for Leon Allen Chapman, 68, of Fort Valley, who died Thursday at his home were held Sunday in Fort Valley First Baptist Church with the Rev. Harold Withers and the Rev. Bruce Lackey officiating. Burial was in Oaklawn Cemetery.

 Mr. Chapman, a native of Taylor County, was a retired Fort Valley City Policeman where he served for 14 years. He was a member of Pie Lebel Baptist Church [I think it was PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH which is where his ancestors are buried.]

 Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Mary Lee Bray Chapman of Fort Valley; three sons, Leon O. Chapman of Asheville, N.C., Pvt. Jimmy R. Chapman with the U. S. Army at Ft. Lewis, Wash., Terrell Chapman of Fort Valley; two brothers, Lamar Chapman of Montezuma, and D. C. Chapman of Marshallville and three grandchildren.

 [Note: Leon A. Chapman – Cpl. U.S.Army WWI – Born November 16, 1894 – Died October 3, 1963 is buried in Oaklawn Cemetery in Ft. Valley [Peach Co.], Ga.

 [Note: Leon was a son of Charles Monroe Chapman and his wife, Calista [Barfield] Chapman]

 


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

 GRADY S. CHEEK

 Funeral services were held at Springhill Funeral Home in Atlanta on Wednesday, October 30, for Grady S. Cheek who died at Our Lady of Perpetual Care Rest Home on Tuesday after a long illness.

 

r. Harry Fiefield of Atlanta; and Pastor Lloyd H. Seiler officiated and burial was in PEACHTREE BAPTIST CEMETERY.

 He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. E. C. Coogle of Oglethorpe; three grandchildren, Ed, Ann and Sara Coogle of Oglethorpe; one sister, Miss Mattie Sue Cheek; and one brother, Jesse J. Cheek, both of Atlanta.

 Pallbearers – not copied.

 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 2, 1992

MRS. PEARLIE [SUMMERLIN] WIGGINS CONNORS

Mrs. Pearlie Summerlin Wiggins Connors, 81, of the Oaks Nursing Home, Marshallville, Georgia, died Tuesday, November 24, 1992, in the nursing home.
Memorial services were held at 3 pm Wednesday, November 25, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma, Ga. The Rev. Harvey Sullins officiated. Burial was in CROWN HILL CEMETERY in Albany.
Mrs. Connors, a native of Moultrie, was born February 14, 1911, the daughter of Willie Summerlin and Samantha Watson Summerlin. She had resided in Macon County for the past three years, moving from Albany. She was a homemaker and a member of the First Baptist Church in Albany.
Survivors are two sons, Gus Wiggins of Albany and Perry Wiggins of Lexington, a daughter, Mrs. Frances W. Moore of Wellesley, Mass., a sister, Miss Jettie Summerlin of Moultrie, Georgia 22 grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
 


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

ROBERT L. CROMER, SR.

Robert L. Cromer, Sr., 54, Dies At Home Tuesday.
Robert L. Cromer, Sr., 54, died Tuesday, December 5, at his home near Oglethorpe after a lengthy illness.
He was a retired farmer and a member of Whitewater Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife, the former Laura Law of Oglethorpe; one daughter, Mrs. Roy Cox of Perry; one son, Robert L. Cromer, Jr. of Oglethorpe; one brother, Otis Cromer of Montezuma; four sisters, Mrs. William Cromer, Mrs. Ike Cromer, Mrs. Howard Barnes, all of Americus; Mrs. Ed Mayo of Oglethorpe; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday afternoon at Whitewater Baptist Church with Rev. J. C. Conoly and Rev. Carl J. Ayers officiating. Interment will be in KELLEY CEMETERY, with Smith-Tindol Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Pallbearers and Honorary Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: Robert L. Cromer - Born November 1, 1907 - Died December 5, 1961 is buried in Kelley Cemetery.
 

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

REUBEN T. CHILDS

Graveside Rites Held May 5 For R. T. Childs, 78.
Reuben T. Childs, 78, of Ideal, passed away Friday, May 4, after a short illness at a local hospital.
Mr. Childs was a retired farmer and a life long resident of Macon County.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. R. T. Childs of Ideal; one son, G. T. Childs, and one daughter, Mrs. Marvin Athon, both of Montezuma; three grandchildren, Mrs. B. G. Bickley of Marshallville, G. T. Childs, Jr. of Jacksonville, Fla., Lowell Athon of Cordele; three great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.
Graveside services were held Friday, May 5, with the Rev. H. H. Gregory officiating. Burial was in IDEAL CITY CEMETERY.
Pallbearers: David Childs, W. O. Childs, Marvin Joiner, Sanford Edwards, Monroe Dominey, Jack Hardage, J. L. Turner and Howard Park. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Reuben T. Childs - Born 1882 - Died 1961 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside Chester M. Childs [1889 - 1975]
 

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 8, 1961

MRS. HENRY ROBERT [Eula Mae Cox] CROOK

Final Rites Held Monday For Mrs. H. R. Crook Mrs. Henry R. Crook, 70 year old resident of Montezuma, died Sunday morning at a local hospital following sevewral weeks illness.
The former Eula Mae Cox, she was a native of Taylor County and had resided in Montezuma for the past nine years moving here from Marshallville. She was a member of the Marshallville Baptist Church.
Survivors include her husband, H. R. Crook of Montezuma; four daughters, Mrs. James Hogan of Americus; Mrs. J. S. Ellison of Perry; Mrs. Louis Scarci of Cannesburg, Pa.; Mrs. Fred Jackson of Byron; three sons, J. E. Crook and Earl Crook of Marshallville and Hugh Crook of Marshallville and Hugh Crook of Montezuma and 12 grandchildren.
Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon at four o'clock at the First Baptist Church of Montezuma. Officiating ministers were Rev. W. C. Tribble, Rev. Carl Ayers and Rev. C. G. Ward. Interment followed in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma with Smith-Tindol Funeral Home in charge.
Pallbearers were Dave Walker, G. G. Ethridge, J. S. Croxton, Grady Griffin, Lurton Massee, and John C. Walker. Members of the Men's Bible Class of the First Baptist Church served as honorary pallbearers.

[Note: Eula Cox Crook - Born October 24, 1890 - Died June 4, 1961 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Henry Robert Crook [March 25, 1885 - 9-13-1968] "Father"

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 15, 1962


ROBERT WHITFIELD CLARK

Robert F. Clark Buried Monday At Oglethorpe [F. probably should be W.]
Funeral services for Robert Whitfield Clark, 67, Macon businessman, who died unexpectedly Saturday, were held Monday in the chapel of Hart's Mortuary.
Dr. Leonard Cochran and the Rev. A. W. Ray officiated, and burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Mr. Clark was assistant to the president of the Willingham Sash and Door Co., in Macon.
Surviving are his wife, the former Miss Christine Collins, of Macon; two sisters, Miss Minnie Kate Clark of Macon, and Mrs. Thelma Brand of Daytona Beach, Fla.; two brothers, Cleve Clark of Jacksonville, Fla., and John Clark of Knowville, Ga. and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Clark is well-known in Oglethorpe and the family has many friends there.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Oglethorpe Cemetery for Robert Whitfield Clark, nor for his wife, Christine Collins Clark. Anyone having any further info, PLEASE RESPOND.
 

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 26, 1962

JOSEPH TAYLOR COLLIER

Military Rites For J. T. Collier
Funeral services for Joe T. Collier, 65, of Montezuma, who died Thursday morning, April 19, 1962, at a local hospital, were held Friday at Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, The Rev. C. C. Edmondson officiated and burial followed in ANDERSONVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY with full military rites.
Mr. Collier had resided in Montezuma 46 years. He was a Veteran of World War 1 and a native of Clay County, Alabama.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lorena Lewis Collier of Montezuma; one daughter, Mrs. James M. Josey, Jr. of Byromville; one son Joe L. Collier of Athens; two sisters, Mrs. Opal Hornsby of Purvis, Miss., and Mrs. I. C. Hunt of Ashland, Ala.; six brothers, Willie S. Collier of Milton, Fla., Bennie W. Collier, Enoch Jay Collier and Bryan Collier, all of Ashland, Ala.; Alva E. Collier of Hildon, Okla.; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

[Note: Lorena Lewis Collier, wife of Joseph Taylor Collier, Mother of Joseph Lewis Collier & Mary Elizabeth Collier Josey - Born June 3, 1906 - Died April 28, 1992 is buried in Felton Cemetery by her parents: Thomas Jefferson Lewis [1868 - 1954] Obit & Nancy Elizabeth Davis Lewis [1871 - 1953] See her obit.

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 3, 1957

JOSEPH CECIL COLLINS

Joseph C. Collins, Former Resident, Buried Here Sunday.
Joseph Cecil Collins, 73, a native of Montezuma, died early Friday morning, December 28, at his residence in Ensley, Alabama after a brief illness.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday at Ensley Highland Presbyterian Church. Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY in Montezuma at 3 p.m. Sunday. Officiating were the Rev. Leroy Obert of Atlanta, the Rev. L. E. Williams and the Rev. C. G. Ward.
Pallbearers were Robert Collins, Robert Gardner, Claude Ellison, George Averill, Leon Shumate, Jr. and W. H. Guerry.
Mr. Collins, a retired bookkeeper, is survived by his wife [not named], two daughters, Mrs. Leroy Obert of Atlanta and Mrs. J. Newton Jones of Ensley; one brother, H. W. Collins of Montezuma; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Gardner Watson Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of local arrangements.

[Note: Joseph Cecil Collins - Born September 11, 1883 - Died December 28, 1956 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Laura Mae Collins [7-28-1886 - 12-9-1976[
 

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  Nov. 12, 1970

  CHILDS - GILBERT - WESTFIELD - BRITT

  MRS. MONROE  H. [Mary Westfield]  CHILDS

  Funeral services for Mrs. Mary W. Childs, 88, of Ideal were held Friday, November 6, from the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funewral Home.  Rev. C. G. Ward, Rev. Clarence Keene and Rev. Cham White officiated.  Burial was in the IDEAL CEMETERY.  Pallbearers - Not copied.

  Mrs. Childs died in a local hospital Thursday, November 5, after a brief illness.  She has been a resident of Macon County for the past seventy years, and was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church.

  Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Maggie Gilbert of Ideal; one son, David Childs of Ideal; one brother, Charles Westfield of Decatur, Ga. and one sister, Mrs. Legare Britt of Fernandina, Fla.; two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

  Watson - Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge.

[Note:  Mary W. Childs - Born July 17, 1882 - Died November 5, 1970 is buried in Ideal Cemetery beside her husband, Monroe H. Childs [10-29-1871 - 2-4-1939] See his Obit]


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

CANNON - PHILLIPS - RAY -

HUBERT  RONALD  CANNON,  51

Funeral services for Hubert Ronald Cannon, 51, of Ideal, who died unexpectedly at his home Saturday, January 3, were held Monday,  from the County Line Baptist Church with the Rev. Cham White officiating.  Burial followed in the COUNTY LINE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

   Pallbearers were David Childs, Arney Ursy, Sanford Edward, Dill Jordan, Lamar Massey, M. N. Poole, Wesley Wall, Truck drivers from the Champion Home Builders formed as an honorary escort.

  Mr. Cannon a native of Sumter County,  had lived in Ideal for seven years.  He was an employee of the Champion Home builders in Ellaville,  a former crop duster with the Georgia Forestry Service.  He was a member of the Ideal Lions Club, a veteran of World War II and  a member of the County Line Baptist Church.

  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Emily Phillips Cannon of Ideal; four sons, Hubert R. Cannon, Jr. of Ideal, Charles Cannon of Carrollton, Texas, Wayne Cannon of Americus and Spec. 4 Wm. R. Cannon of Vietnam; two daughters, Miss Livie Cannon and Miss Emily Cannon, both of Ideal; his mother, Mrs. H. C. Cannon of Bainbridge; two sisters, Mrs. Vivian Ray of Decatur, Ala.; and Mrs. Robert Phillips of Bainbridge; and a brother, Clifton Cannon of Macon.

[Note:  Hubert Ronald Cannon  Born Feb. 5, 1918  Died January 3,1970 WWII is buried at County Line Cem.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 12, 1969

CHRISTMAS - MURRAY - WADSWORTH - BLEDSOE - MORRIS

ERNEST  LEON  CHRISTMAS,  SR.  71

Ernest Leon Christmas, Sr., 71, of Vienna, died suddenly of a heart attack at his home early Saturday morning, June 7.

  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon, June 9, at Smyrna Baptist Church with the Rev. Sam Buchanan officiating.  Burial was in the VIENNA CITY CEMETERY.

  A native of Dooly County, Mr. Christmas was the son of the late William Thomas and Nancy Ophelia Murray Christmas.

  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Ernest L. Christmas of Vienna; one son, Ernest L. Christmas, Jr. of Vienna; two daughters, Mrs. John C. Wadsworth, Jr. of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Thomas Bledsoe of Pinehurst; one brother, Albert Christmas of Cordele; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Morris of Jacksonville, Fla., six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 9, 1956

MRS. LEOLA JONES DUNMAN CORLEY

Final Rites For Mrs. Leola Corley Conducted Tuesday.

Funeral services for Mrs. Leola Jones Corley were held Tuesday afternoon from the Chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home with Rev. Carl Ayers of Reynolds, officiating. Burial was in OAK GROVE CEMETERY in Americus.

Mrs. Corley, 86, of Oglethorpe, died early Monday morning at a local hospital following an illness of several weeks.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Ida C. Jones of Oglethorpe, three sons, J. D. Dunmon of Oglethorpe, Charlie Dunman and C. W. Dunmon of Americus; one sister, Mrs Susie Davis of Macon

[Note: There is "a" James Daniel Dunmon, Sr. [April 28, 1898 - January 30, 1973] buried in Pine Level Cemetery - this could be her son, J.D.Dunmon mentioned above.]

[Note: If she is 86 in 1956, she would have been born about 1870]

ANYONE HAVING FURTHER INFO - such as the name of her 1st husband and 2nd husband, etc. PLEASE RESPOND.


 

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

 MRS.      PEARL      CORLEY 

 Mrs. Pearl Corley, 69, a resident of Barnesville, Ga., died June 15,

 She is survived by two sons, Edward Charley Corley and Callaway Corley; one grandson; one brother, W. C. Bloodworth of Oglethorpe; one sister, Mrs. Ida Spillers of Barnesville; and several nieces and nephews.

 A native of Taylor County , Mrs. Corley was buried Thursday, June 16, at NEW PROSPECT CHURCH CEMETERY in Reynolds.

 Pallbearers were Roscoe Bloodworth, Jacob Spillers, Tracey Hinton, Lawrence Ennis, Morris Spillers and Gilbert Spillers.

 [Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in New Prospect Cemetery, 2 1/2 mi. N.W. of Reynolds in Taylor Co., Ga. but I do find a number of Bloodworth family members buried there.  Since the Taylor County Cemetery Book is in Alphabetical order, I cannot tell if there is an unmarked grave.

 [Note: 1900 TAYLOR CO., GA. CENSUS

BLOODWORTH,  John S.               57

   Sarah                       wife                 44 [Sarah Matilda Bloodworth [1852-1930]

   Mary                        dau.                 21

  Richard                     son                  22

  Jean                          dau.                 18

  Emma                        dau.                 15 [Emma Jane Bloodworth Winters [1885-1954]

  Ida                             dau.                 12

  PEARL                     dau.                   9  [Buried there – UNMARKED]

  John                          son                    7  [J. S.  Bloodworth, Jr. [1893 – 1941]

  Willis             son                    4

BLOODWORTH, Fronie Sister       24 [Sophronia Bloodworth Simons [1873-1953]

[Sarah Bloodworth Hinton 24]  Already married by this time. [1878 – 1928]


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

MARCUS    NELSON    CROMER

 Marcus Nelson Cromer of Rupert , Ga. , passed away Tuesday, November 23, in Cochran , Ga.   He was 78 years of age.  He was a native of Macon County but had lived in Rupert for the last 15 years.  He was a retired farmer.

 Funeral services for Mr. Cromer were held Thursday, November 25, from Sand Bethel Methodist Church near Rupert.  Burial was in SAND BETHEL CHURCH CEMETERY .  Rev. Carlton Jordan officiated.  Pallbearers – not copied.

 Surviving Mr. Cromer are one daughter, Mrs. Lovie Louick of Griffin ; three sons, James W. Cromer of Cochran; Nelson E. Cromer and Johnny D. Cromer of Panama City ; one brother, Charlie C. Cromer of Buena Vista ; 15 grandchildren & 7 great-grandchildren.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

 [Note: Marcus N. Cromer – Born July 27, 1898 – Died November 23, 1976 is buried in Sand Bethel Cemetery on U.S. Hwy. South of Butler in Taylor County , Ga. & recorded in the Cemeteries of Taylor County, Ga.]


Citizens & Georgia – Montezuma , Ga.    October 20, 1976

 ROBERT    C.    [BUD]    CROMER

 The funeral services for Robert C. [Bud] Cromer were held Wednesday from the Little Bethel Free Will Baptist Church near Ideal.  The Rev. Johnny B. Lumpkin of Junction City and Rev. Ronald Mullis of Eastman, officiated.

 Mr. Cromer was a veteran of World War I.  He was born 1889, and died October 5, 1976 .  He was 87 years old.  He has lived all his life in Macon County .  He was the son of the late Andrew and Sally McCarty Cromer.  He was a retired farmer and a member of LITTLE  BETHEL  FREE  WILL  BAPTIST CHURCH and is buried in the Church CEMETERY .

 Mr. Cromer died Tuesday morning at the Oaks Nursing Home in Marshallville after a long illness.

 [Note: Robert C. Cromer – Born June 10, 1889 – Died October 5, 1976 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery beside Clydie Mae Cromer [ April 8, 1904 – April 3, 1987 ]  See her obit.


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

 MRS.  ROBERT  CLARENCE  [Emily Brooks]  COLLIER

 Mrs. Emily Brooks Collier of Montezuma, died Thursday, March 25, 1976 at Emory University Hospital .  She was 60 years of age.  Mrs. Collier was a native of Montezuma and a member of the Montezuma United Methodist Church .  She was a graduate of Montezuma High School ; a graduate of Georgia Southern and the University of Georgia and a graduate of Draughan Business College .

 Funeral services for Mrs. Collier were held Saturday, March 27th at the Montezuma United Methodist Church .  Burial was in FELTON CEMETERY .  The Rev. Dick Reese and Rev. C. G. Ward officiated.  Pallbearers – Not copied.

 Surviving Mrs. Collier are her husband, R. C. Collier, Jr., of Montezuma; one son, R. C. Collier, III, of Montezuma; one daughter, Mrs. Eugene T. Miller of Americus ; four sisters, Mr. F. G. Guerry of Montezuma; Miss Corene Brooks and Mrs. A. H. Pember, both of Winter Park , Fla. ; Mrs. Richard D. Johnson of Anacortes, Washington; two grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

 [Note: Emily Brooks Collier – Born June 16, 1915 – Died March 25, 1976 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside Addie Stewart Collier [ Born March 24, 1885 – Died July 3, 1972 apparently the 1st wife of Robert Clarence Collier who is buried next to Addie Stewart Collier.  He born April 26, 1885 – Died October 20, 1967 – See his OBIT]

 


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

 ROBERT    A.    COX

 Robert A. Cox of Route 1, Oglethorpe, died Monday, February 22, 1976 at the Dooly Medical Center .  He was 67 years of age.  Mr. Cox was a native of Crisp County but had resided in Oglethorpe for the past two years, coming here from Ruskin, where he had retired as a Tomato Packing House Employee.  He was a member of the Baptist Church in Ruskin.

 Surviving Mr. Cox are five daughters, Mrs. Pearline Mills or Ruskin , Florida ; Mrs. Roy Robbins oif Andersonville ; Mrs. Jimmy Mathers of Inverness , Fl.; Mrs. Fred Brandt of Blackesburg , Iowa ; Mrs. Elma Rimes of Dover , Fl.; Six sons, Ned Cox of Brant, N.Y.; Paul Cox of Oglethorpe; Leon Cox of Montezuma; Willie Cox, Robert Cox and Harold Cox of Tampa Fl.  One brother, George Cox of Thomasville ; three sisters, Mrs. T. N. Dugger of Boston , Ga. ; Mrs. Lottie Hooks of Camilla , Ga. , and Mrs. Mary Musselwhite of  Cordele, Ga. 22 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

 Funeral services for Mr. Cox were held Wednesday morning at the New Life Baptist Church with Rev. Don Callaway officiating.  Burial was in  OGLETHORPE CEMETERY .

 [Note: Robert A. Cox – Born 1908 – Died February 22, 1976 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Cassie C. Cox [ 1911 – 1974]  


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.      April 14, 1970

ALLIE     B.     CHAPMAN

 Funeral services for Miss Allie Chapman, 80, of Macon , Georgia , who died April 13, after a lengthy illness, were held Wednesday, April 15, from the Assembly of God Church in Macon .  Burial was in the PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Macon County .

 Miss Chapman was born in Macon County but had lived in Macon, Georgia for the past forty years moving there from Ideal.  She was retired from Happ Manufacturing Company and was a floor superintendent at Camp Wheeler during World War II.  She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

 Survivors include her foster children, Mrs. J. C. McCall and Irwin Myers, both of Macon and William H. Myers of Atlanta; two brothers, G. C. Chapman and William C. Chapman, both of Ideal; nieces, Mrs. Jessie Williams of Thomaston and Mrs. Harold Fowler of Ideal and nephew, Marvin Chapman of Ideal.

[Note:  Allie B. Chapman – Born December 7, 1889 – Died April 3, 1970 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside Madison Chapman [Nov. 1, 1875 – Sept. 17, 1896]

 [Note: 1900 Macon Co., Ga. Census

CHAPMAN, George A. 34, Mary C. [Cloud] Chapman [wife] 36, Anne C. Chapman 12, Allie B. Chapman 10, George C. Chapman 8 & Willie C. Chapman,  5]


    From: Guelda Hay’s Macon Co., Ga. Obit Collection      September  1998

 WILLIAM       OWEN       CHILDS

 Oglethorpe – Services for William Owen Childs will be today in Ideal Baptist Church with burial in IDEAL CITY CEMETERY, Childs, 84, died Sunday, September 6, 1998.  Born in Macon County , be was the son of the late Benjamin Daniel Childs and Georgia Barfield Childs.  The widower of Leila Childs, he was a member of Ideal Baptist Church and a farmer.

 Survivors include his children, Kenneth Childs, Glenn Childs and Randy Childs, all of Ideal, Mike Childs of Atlanta , Linda Childs Hester of Manchester , Ga. , Marjorie Childs Hinman of Rome and Gail Childs Broughton of Vidalia; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

 Memorials may be made to Ideal Baptist Church , Tom Watson Avenue , Ideal 32042.

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

 [Note: See Obits for Benjamin Daniel Childs – Born 1862 – Died Feb. 9, 1932 ]  & his mother, Georgia Ann Barfield Childs [Born Feb. 26, 1874 – Aug. 7, 1948 ]                                    


    From:  Guelda Hay’s Macon Co., Ga. Obit Collection     October 1996

 ELMA     WALTON      CHILDS

 Ideal – Services for Elma Walton Childs will be a 3 pm today in Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens . 

 Childs, 94, died Saturday.  She was a retired music teacher and member of Ideal United Methodist Church .  She lived in Macon County all of her life.

 Survivors include her niece and nephew, Nancy Kirland and John Childs, both of Gainesville .

 The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:30 today in Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma.

 [Note:  Elma Walton Childs – Born about 1903  - Died October 1996, is a daughter of John Nathaniel Childs [1860 – 1933] [See his obit] and his wife, Annie [Calhoun] Childs [1870 – 1943]  who are both buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery.]                                                                                                                                                    


From:  THE  BUTLER  HERALD – February 19, 1889

 A.     M.     CALHOUN           

A.   M. Calhoun,  aged about 72 years, died at his home six miles east of Butler, on the 18th, inst.  Affected by dropsy.  Interred at New Hope near Reynolds with Masonic honors.

 [Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in NEW HOPE PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY]

1880 TAYLOR CO., GA. CENSUS

CALHOUN, Albert M.        60 RR Overseer

  Angeline           wife            54

  Roda                 dau.            34

  Ida                     dau.            13

  Jackson            son             15

  Steven               son             13

  Solon                 son             11

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Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   January 19, 1956

 JOHN     WALTER     CROMER

 Funeral Services for John W. Cromer, 83, Held Sunday.

  John W. Cromer, 83, died at his residence in Ideal Saturday.

  He was born and lived his entire lifetime in Macon County. He was a member of the Little Bethel Baptist Church.

  Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Dolly Lawhorne of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Ruth Felker of Ideal; seven sons, Arthur Cromer, Hillard Cromer and Jimmy Cromer, all of Oglethorpe, Isaac Cromer of Americus, Homer Cromer, Lester Cromer and Allen Cromer, all of Ideal; and 38 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held Sunday at Little Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. W. T. Childree officiating.  Burial was in the LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.  Grandsons of the deceased served as pallbearers.

  Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in Little Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery for John Walter Cromer [B. abt. 1873 if he is 83/1956] & died January 14, 1956 ]  There are 16 marble posts in the area of the cemetery where there is an unmarked slab for John Walter Cromer’s wife, Dora Lee [Layfield] Cromer which has a funeral home marker on it with what I think is the incorrect year of birth for her with 1966 as the year of her death.  Her Death Certificate info was given by her son, Allen Cromer stating she was born November 8, 1873 and Died December 12, 1966 at Riverside Hospital in Montezuma.

BUT – according to previous census records, she was born about 1879 as she was 6 mo. Old, born December on the 1880 Macon Co., Ga. Census.


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  November 9,  1983

WILLIAM   ALLEN   CROMER

Mr. William Allen Cromer, of Ideal, Georgia, age 68, died Thursday, November 3, 1983, in the Macon County Medical Center.  Funeral services were held in Whitewater Baptist Church, at 3:00 pm Saturday, November 5th.  The Rev. Gene Wilson and the Rev. Gene Ross officiated.  Burial was in PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

Mr. Cromer, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Cromer, was born November 10, 1914 in Macon County, where he lived all of his life.  He was a member of Whitewater Baptist Church and retired from Robins Air Force Base.

Survivors include his wife, Mittie Felker Cromer of Ideal; a son, W. T. Cromer of Ideal three brothers, Ike Cromer of Panama City, Fl., Homer Cromer and Lester Cromer, both of Montezuma.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

[Note: William Allen Cromer [11-10-1914 – 11-3-1983] is buried in Pine Level Cem. near Mittie Felker Cromer [1-30-1904 – 3-29-1991] Obit


Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. July 1, 1981

MRS. ROY  A.   [Willie Belle Morgan]  COOGLE

Funeral services were held for Mrs. Willie Bell Morgan Coogle, age 80, of Oglethorpe on Friday, June 5, 1981 at Mt. Zion-St.Luke Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe, Mrs. Coogle died on June 4.  Pastor Mack McDowell officiated and burial was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

  Pallbearers were Tony Webb, Tommy Martin, Tommy Coogle, Al Coogle, Chipper Coogle and Bobby Chapman.

  Mrs. Coogle was a lifelong resident of Oglethorpe, a homemaker and a member of Mt. Zion-St. Luke Lutheran Church.

  Surviving Mrs. Coogle are a son, Roy Morgan Coogle of Oglethorpe, a daughter, Mrs. Lillian C. Story of Chelmsford, Mass.; three sisters, Mrs. Laura M. Coogle and Mrs. Elton Chapman of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Milton Dillard of Raleigh, NC; ten grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

  Watson-Mathews Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Willie Bell Morgan Coogle [10-13-1900 – June 4, 1981] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside Roy A. Coogle [4-25-1899 – 8-7-1953] Obit


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  January 21, 1943

WILLIAM  M.  COOK

W. M. Cook Buried Saturday Morning; Died Thursday.

  Funeral services were held at the Oglethorpe Baptist Church Saturday morning for Will M. Cook, widely known Macon County man whose death occurred at his home Thursday night.

  He had been in ill health since May, 1942, and had spent several weeks recently in a Montezuma hospital. He was the son of the late Emanuel and Betty Cook pioneer citizens of this county. Mr. Cook, himself, had spent all of his life in the county with the exception of a few years spent in Americus, Pelham and Atlanta.

  He owned and operated a machine shop in Oglethorpe in his youth and operated the first light plant in that town.  In recent years he had been engaged in farming and operated large grist mills in Oglethorpe and Cordele.

  He was a deacon in the Oglethorpe Baptist Church and was very active in all church and civic affairs.  In 1911 he married Miss Margaret Kelly of Carthage, N.C. who survives him. Survivors from an earlier marriage to Miss Elizabeth Hogg are three daughters, Mrs. Bess Russell of Jacksonville, fl.; Mrs. W. B. McCorkle of Americus; Mrs. Tom English of Perry; a son, Robert Frederick Cook of Chattanooga, Tenn, and six grandchildren.  He also leaves a brother, R. E. Cook of Atlanta and a sister, Miss Nettie Cook of Oglethorpe. The services were conducted by the Rev. Hoyt Farr of the Oglethorpe and Marshallville Baptist Churches.

[Note: William M. Cook [4-16-1872 – 1-14-1943] is buried in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY beside his wife, Margaret Kelly Cook [4-5-1884 – 4-21-1977].


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  March 27, 1958

FRANK     PIERCE     CROMER

Frank Cromer, 77, Dies Unexpectedly; Funeral Held Sunday.

  Funeral services for Frank Pierce Cromer, 77, who died unexpectedly Saturday at his residence in Oglethorpe, were held Sunday afternoon at Whitewater Baptist Church.  The Rev. U. W. Rollins, the Rev. Carl Ayers and the Rev. A. B. Hoses officiated.

  Pallbearers were Sammie Odom, Buck Mayo, James Cromer, J. B. Barfield, Herman Layfield and Morrison Felker.

  Mr. Cromer is survived by his wife, the former Lillie McDaniel; four daughters, Mrs. Camilla Cromer, Mrs. Ike Cromer and Mrs. H. G. Barnes, all of Americus, and Mrs. Ed Mayo of Oglethorpe; two sons, Robert Cromer and Otis Cromer, both of Oglethorpe; and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

  Smith-Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note; Dora G. Cromer  - Born May 7, 1882 – Died august 11, 1952 is buried in Kelley Family Cemetery[See her Obit] beside an adult Unmarked Grave – Probably Frank Pierce Cromer.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  July 13, 1983

MARVIS  B.  CHAPMAN

  Mr. Marvis B. Chapman, age 71, of Ideal, Georgia, died Thursday, July 7, 1983 in Middle Georgia Hospital, Macon, Georgia.  Funeral services were held Friday, July 8, in the Ideal Baptist Church with burial in LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.  Dr. William C. Tribble and the Rev. Clarence Keene officiated.
  Mr. Chapman was born November 8, 1911 in Ideal,Georgia.  He lived there all of his life, was a retired farmer and lime and fertilizer dealer.  He was the former operator of Red "C" crop dusters, a member and deacon of the Ideal Baptist Church, where he organized the Royal Ambassadors.  He was a member of the Ideal Lions Club and had served on the governor's staff under Governors Griffin, Vandiver and Sanders. He served as Macon County commissioner from the Ideal Dist. for 12 years, 8 of these years he was chairman.  He also served as president of the third congressional district for county commissioners association.  He  was a member of Travelers Rest Masonioc Lodge # 65.
  Survivors are his wife, Irma Jones Chapman of Ideal, his mother, Mable M. Chapman of Ideal, a daughter, Mrs. Laquita C. Thomas of Atlanta, two brothers, Elton C. Chapman of Nashville, Tenn. and Dr. Carlton Chapman of Atlanta, one sister, Mrs. Harold Fowler of Ideal, two grandchildren, Pam Studdard of Atlanta, Robby Studdard of Montezuma.
  Pallbearers and Honorary pallbearers - Not copied. Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge.

[Note: Marvis B. Chapman [November 8, 1911 - July 7, 1983] is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery.
 


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

VESTER  CROMER

Vester Cromer, Native Of Macon County, Dies At Vienna
Funeral services for Vester Cromer, 69, who died Friday, April 3, at his home at Vienna, were held Saturday in the chapel of Bowen-Everett Funeral Home. Dr. L. C. Cutts and the Rev. Harold Tucker officiated and burial was in the city Cemetery [Vienna Cemetery].
  Mr. Cromer was a native of Macon County and had lived Vienna for 13 years.
  Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Lillie Mae Cromer of Vienna; four sons. L. B. Cromer, Lamar Cromewr and Wilbur Cromer, all of Vienna and Bob Cromer of Albany; two daughters Mrs. Hoyt Sewell of Albany and Mrs. Ralph Hurst of Vienna.
 


 

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma , Ga.      April 14, 1970

ALLIE     B.     CHAPMAN

 Funeral services for Miss Allie Chapman, 80, of Macon , Georgia , who died April 13, after a lengthy illness, were held Wednesday, April 15, from the Assembly of God Church in Macon .  Burial was in the PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Macon County .

 Miss Chapman was born in Macon County but had lived in Macon, Georgia for the past forty years moving there from Ideal.  She was retired from Happ Manufacturing Company and was a floor superintendent at Camp Wheeler during World War II.  She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

 Survivors include her foster children, Mrs. J. C. McCall and Irwin Myers, both of Macon and William H. Myers of Atlanta; two brothers, G. C. Chapman and William C. Chapman, both of Ideal; nieces, Mrs. Jessie Williams of Thomaston and Mrs. Harold Fowler of Ideal and nephew, Marvin Chapman of Ideal.

[Note:  Allie B. Chapman – Born December 7, 1889 – Died April 3, 1970 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside Madison Chapman [Nov. 1, 1875 – Sept. 17, 1896]

 [Note: 1900 Macon Co., Ga. Census

CHAPMAN, George A. 34, Mary C. [Cloud] Chapman [wife] 36, Anne C. Chapman 12, Allie B. Chapman 10, George C. Chapman 8 & Willie C. Chapman,  5]


From: Guelda Hay’s Macon Co., Ga. Obit Collection      September  1998

 WILLIAM       OWEN       CHILDS

 Oglethorpe – Services for William Owen Childs will be today in Ideal Baptist Church with burial in IDEAL CITY CEMETERY, Childs, 84, died Sunday, September 6, 1998.  Born in Macon County , be was the son of the late Benjamin Daniel Childs and Georgia Barfield Childs.  The widower of Leila Childs, he was a member of Ideal Baptist Church and a farmer.

 Survivors include his children, Kenneth Childs, Glenn Childs and Randy Childs, all of Ideal, Mike Childs of Atlanta , Linda Childs Hester of Manchester , Ga. , Marjorie Childs Hinman of Rome and Gail Childs Broughton of Vidalia; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

 Memorials may be made to Ideal Baptist Church , Tom Watson Avenue , Ideal 32042.

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

 [Note: See Obits for Benjamin Daniel Childs – Born 1862 – Died Feb. 9, 1932 ]  & his mother, Georgia Ann Barfield Childs [Born Feb. 26, 1874 – Aug. 7, 1948 ]


From:  Guelda Hay’s Macon Co., Ga. Obit Collection     October 1996

 ELMA     WALTON      CHILDS

 Ideal – Services for Elma Walton Childs will be a 3 pm today in Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens . 

 Childs, 94, died Saturday.  She was a retired music teacher and member of Ideal United Methodist Church .  She lived in Macon County all of her life.

 Survivors include her niece and nephew, Nancy Kirland and John Childs, both of Gainesville .

 The family will receive friends from 1:30 until 2:30 today in Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma.

 [Note:  Elma Walton Childs – Born about 1903  - Died October 1996, is a daughter of John Nathaniel Childs [1860 – 1933] [See his obit] and his wife, Annie [Calhoun] Childs [1870 – 1943]  who are both buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery.]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.   January 19, 1956

JOHN     WALTER     CROMER

Funeral Services for John W. Cromer, 83, Held Sunday.

  John W. Cromer, 83, died at his residence in Ideal Saturday.

  He was born and lived his entire lifetime in Macon County. He was a member of the Little Bethel Baptist Church.

  Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Mrs. Dolly Lawhorne of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Ruth Felker of Ideal; seven sons, Arthur Cromer, Hillard Cromer and Jimmy Cromer, all of Oglethorpe, Isaac Cromer of Americus, Homer Cromer, Lester Cromer and Allen Cromer, all of Ideal; and 38 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

  Funeral services were held Sunday at Little Bethel Baptist Church with the Rev. W. T. Childree officiating.  Burial was in the LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.  Grandsons of the deceased served as pallbearers.

  Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note:  I do NOT find a marked grave in Little Bethel Baptist Church Cemetery for John Walter Cromer [B. abt. 1873 if he is 83/1956] & died January 14, 1956 ]  There are 16 marble posts in the area of the cemetery where there is an unmarked slab for John Walter Cromer’s wife, Dora Lee [Layfield] Cromer which has a funeral home marker on it with what I think is the incorrect year of birth for her with 1966 as the year of her death.  Her Death Certificate info was given by her son, Allen Cromer stating she was born November 8, 1873 and Died December 12, 1966 at Riverside Hospital in Montezuma.

BUT – according to previous census records, she was born about 1879 as she was 6 mo. Old, born December on the 1880 Macon Co., Ga. Census.


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  November 9,  1983

WILLIAM   ALLEN   CROMER

Mr. William Allen Cromer, of Ideal, Georgia, age 68, died Thursday, November 3, 1983, in the Macon County Medical Center.  Funeral services were held in Whitewater Baptist Church, at 3:00 pm Saturday, November 5th.  The Rev. Gene Wilson and the Rev. Gene Ross officiated.  Burial was in PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

Mr. Cromer, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Cromer, was born November 10, 1914 in Macon County, where he lived all of his life.  He was a member of Whitewater Baptist Church and retired from Robins Air Force Base.

Survivors include his wife, Mittie Felker Cromer of Ideal; a son, W. T. Cromer of Ideal three brothers, Ike Cromer of Panama City, Fl., Homer Cromer and Lester Cromer, both of Montezuma.

Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

[Note: William Allen Cromer [11-10-1914 – 11-3-1983] is buried in Pine Level Cem. near Mittie Felker Cromer [1-30-1904 – 3-29-1991] Obit


FRANK     PIERCE     CROMER

Frank Cromer, 77, Dies Unexpectedly; Funeral Held Sunday.

  Funeral services for Frank Pierce Cromer, 77, who died unexpectedly Saturday at his residence in Oglethorpe, were held Sunday afternoon at Whitewater Baptist Church.  The Rev. U. W. Rollins, the Rev. Carl Ayers and the Rev. A. B. Hoses officiated.

  Pallbearers were Sammie Odom, Buck Mayo, James Cromer, J. B. Barfield, Herman Layfield and Morrison Felker.

  Mr. Cromer is survived by his wife, the former Lillie McDaniel; four daughters, Mrs. Camilla Cromer, Mrs. Ike Cromer and Mrs. H. G. Barnes, all of Americus, and Mrs. Ed Mayo of Oglethorpe; two sons, Robert Cromer and Otis Cromer, both of Oglethorpe; and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

  Smith-Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

[Note; Dora G. Cromer  - Born May 7, 1882 – Died august 11, 1952 is buried in Kelley Family Cemetery[See her Obit] beside an adult Unmarked Grave – Probably Frank Pierce Cromer.


OBITS     FOR     JUNE     2003

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga.  January 8, 2003

MRS.  MYRON  BENTON   [Myrna  English]  CHEEK

Myrna English Cheek; 91, of Oglethorpe, Ga. passed away Wednesday, January 1, 2003.  Funeral services were held Saturday, January 4, 2003 in the Oglethorpe Methodist Church. Burial followed in the     OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS.

  Born in Macon County, she was the daughter of the late Jonathan Respass English and Matilu Little English. She was the widow of Myron Benton Cheek. She was a retired Probate Judge for Macon County. She was a member of the Oglethorpe Methodist Church and the UMW.

  She is survived by her children; William R. Cheek of Marietta, Ga., Linda Cheek Beckum of Oglethorpe, Kay Cheek McCraney of Great Falls Montana, five grandchildren and one great grandchild.

  Watson Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma had charge of arrangements.

[Note: Myrna English Cheek – Born _______ Died January 1, 2003 @ 91 yrs. is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband Myron Benton Cheek [May30, 1897 – May 29, 1956]


Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. August 29, 1963

 JOHN HILLARD CROMER

 John H. Cromer, 63, of Route 2, Marshallville, passed away Friday afternoon, August 23, at a Montezuma Hospital. He had been in failing health for several months.

 Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH, near Ideal, with the Rev. W. R. Lawhorn officiating. Burial was in the CHURCH CEMETERY with Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 Pallbearers were Red Cromer, W. T. Cromer, Junior Cromer, Calvin Cromer, Marvin Felker and Sammy Felker.

Honorary Escort was composed of: W. S. Robinson, James Robinson, Dr. C. P. Savage, W. T. Jolly, Roger Streetman, Clyde Raburn, E. C. Raburn, Bud Cromer, J. B. Barfield, Rube Williams, Joe Hines, Tyson Ray, Randol Jinks, Arthur Jinks and S. O. Jones.

 A native of Macon County, Mr. Cromer was employed by the State Highway Department for twelve years, operating the FERRY across the FLINT RIVER between Oglethorpe and Marshallville.

 Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Carrie Taylor Cromer of Marshallville one son, William C. Cromer of Sylvester; four daughters, Mrs. Walter W. Lane and Mrs. John W. Lane, both of Butler, Mrs. Alton Ray of Marshallville and Mrs. Felton Crook of Reynolds; five brothers, Arthur Cromer of Oglethorpe, Isaac Cromer of Americus, Allen Cromer of Ideal, Homer Cromer and Lester Cromer, both of Reynolds; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Lawhorn of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Alfred Felker of Americus; and 23 grandchildren.

 [Note: John Hillard Cromer – Born July 20, 1900 – Died August 23, 1963 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery]

 


Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. September 19, 1963

 MRS. MARCUS NELSON [Estelle Griggers] CROMER

 Funeral services for Mrs. Estelle Griggers Cromer, 63, who died Tuesday morning in an Americus Hospital were held Wednesday in the SAND BETHEL METHODIST CHURCH in Taylor County, with Rev. W. R. Childree officiating. Burial was in the CHURCH CEMETERY.

 Mrs. Cromer was a native of Macon County, but had resided in Rupert for the past 10 years. She was a member of the Sand Bethel Methodist Church.

 Survivors include her husband, Marcus Nelson Cromer of Rupert; four sons, James William Cromer and John D. Cromer, both of Rupert, Nelson Edward Cromer of Panama City, Fla., and Carlton D. Smith of Phenix City, Ala.; one daughter, Mrs. Luther Lovick of Griffin; three brothers, Haywood Griggers, Douglas Griggers and Ernest Griggers, all of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. Carvis Parks of Montezuma and Mrs. Fannie Mae Cromer of Oglethorpe; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild, several nieces and nephews.

 Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was ion charge of arrangements.

 [Note: Estelle G. Cromer – Born September 18, 1903 – Died September 16, 1963 is buried in Sand Bethel Cem. – U.S.Hwy S. of Butler in Taylor Co., Ga. beside her husband, Marcus N. Cromer [7-27-1898 – Nov. 23, 1976] See his Obit


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  June 25, 1942

OLIVER  RUSSELL  COOGLE

Oliver Coogle, Prominent Merchant, Buried On Monday.
Oliver Russell Coogle, prominent Oglethorpe merchant, died Sunday evening following a heart attack. He was taken to the Riverside Sanatorium a few days before his death.  Mr. Coogle was 53 years old and had been a lifelong resident of Oglethorpe.
  He was the son of Daniel P. Coogle and Sara Kleckley Coogle, both of whom preceded him in death. He was a member of the Lutheran Church of Oglethorpe.
  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon at the Oglethorpe Lutheran Church, with the Rev. John D. Zeigler and the Rev. S. A. Douthit officiating. Graveside services were in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY, where he was interred.
  Surviving Mr. Coogle are his wife, Mable Cannon Coogle, who is county welfare supervisor, a daughter, Miss Dorothy Jane Coogle.
  Pallbearers & Honorary Escort - Not copied.

[Note: Oliver R. Coogle [1888 - 1942] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery near his parents.
 


Citizen & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  June 11, 1942

DONALD  H.  CLARKE

Mrs. C. D. Clarke Receives Message Of Son's Death.
  Mrs. Claude D. Clarke received a message this week from the Commanding Officer of the Mine Sweeper on which her son, Donald, lost his life.  He was one of the six men who went down with the boat, which had been reported missing since May 20th.
  Thirty-two year old son of Mrs. Pearl Hickson and the late Claude Clarke of Marshallville, Donald received his education in Marshallville and Macon. He spent several years in New York where he was married.  Previous to the outbreak of the war he had spent four years in the Navy before returning for the duration. He was highly commended by the Captain of the ship. He had besides his widow and Mother, one brother, J. Harvey Clarke of Marshallville.

[Note: Donald H. Clarke [February 14, 1910 - May 20, 1942] "He gave his life in the duty of his Country" Machinist Mate 1st Class - Navy is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside his parents, Pearl Hickson, wife of Claude D. Clarke [June 12, 1884 - March 2, 1954] & Claude D. Clarke [Nov. 26, 1879 - March 17, 1928] Obit


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  February 3, 1955
 
ANDREW   JACKSON   CROMER

Andrew J. Cromer, 49, Passes At Home In Ideal.     [Microfilmed on the curve - Difficult to read]
Andrew Jackson Cromer, 49, lifelong resident of Macon County died at his residence in Ideal, Sunday, following an illness of several ____.
  Funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH, the Rev. T. J. Hall___ and the Rev. W. J. Childers officiating.  Pallbearers - Not Copied.
  Survivors include his wife [not named]: a daughter Miss Lois Cromer; two sons, Thomas J. Cromer and James B. Cromer, a brother, R. C. Cromer, all of Ideal and a sister, Mrs. Lizzie McCarty of Reynolds.

 

[Note: Andrew J. Cromer [July 6, 1905 - January 31, 1955] is buried in Little Bethel Baptist Cemetery beside his wife, Annie Mae Brewer Cromer [5-7-1905 - 2-7-1971] See her Obit.

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

MRS. MARION E. [Mattie Alexander] CROSBY

Funeral Services Held In Macon For Mrs. Mattie Crosby.

Funeral services for Mrs. Mattie Alexander Crosby, 54, who passed away Saturday morning at a local hospital after a lengthy illness, were held Sunday afternoon in Macon. Services were held in the chapel of Hart's Mortuary with the Rev. C. M. Hicks officiating. Interment was in the EVERGREEN CEMETERY in Macon. Pallbearers - Not Copied.

A native of Worth County, Mrs. Crosby had spent most of her life in Macon. She was a member of the Second Baptist Church.

She is survived by her husband, Marion E. Crosby of Macon; one son, E. H. Crosby, U. S. Navy; two grandchildren; her mother, Mrs. Lynn Alexander of Montezuma, sisters, Mrs. Sankie Sears and Mrs. J. D. Jones, both of Montezuma; two nephews and a niece.

Harts Mortuary of Macon was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Mrs. Mattie Alexander Crosby's Mother and two sisters are buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery in Montezuma]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 6, 1955

ROBERT L. CLEMENTS

R. L. Clements, 67, Passes After Long Illness; Rites Wednesday.

Robert L. Clements, 67, passed away at a local hospital Tuesday morning, January 4, following a lengthy illness.

He was a native of Buena Vista, coming to Montezuma as a young man where he operated a hardware business for thirty years, retiring in 1947, due to declining health. Mr. Clements was Past President of the Kiwanis Club and served as city councilman for 20 years.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Edwin McKenzie of Montezuma; one brother, Felton L. Clements of Buena Vista; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon from the Chapel of Smith-Tindol Funeral Home with the Rev. C. G. Ward and Rev. McCoy Johnson, officiating. Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: Robert L. Clements [ May 12, 1887 - January 4, 1955] is buried in Felton Cemetery beside his wife, Marguerite Montfort, wife of Robert L. Clements [7-26-1889 - 7-8-1938] See her Obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 31, 1956

MYRON BENTON CHEEK

Funeral Today For Myron B. Cheek, Local Auto Dealer. [Picture]

Myron Benton Cheek, 59, died in a local hospital Tuesday as a result of burns sustained in his flaming automobile earlier in the day. It is believed that an open can of paint thinner exploded, possibly from a cigarette spark as Mr. Cheek was driving between Montezuma and Oglethorpe. He either jumped or was thrown from the car when it ran off the road in flames.

Mr. Cheek, a resident of Oglethorpe was the Plymouth-DeSota Dealer in Montezuma. He was president of the Oglethorpe Lions Club and on the board of stewards at the Oglethorpe Methodist Church.

Funeral services were held today [Thursday] at the Oglethorpe Methodist Church with the Rev. Henry Thomas and the Rev. W. W. Whaley officiating. Burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - Not Copied.

Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Myrna English Cheek; four daughters, Mrs. Roy M. Coogle of Oglethorpe, Mrs. E. J. Tuck, of Norfolk, Va., Linda Cheek and Kay Cheek of Oglethorpe, two sons, Billy Cheek of Oglethorpe and Phil Murray, Wichita Falls, Kan; and three sisters, Mrs. W. G. Rodgers and Mrs. ___mer Killey of Olgethorpe and Mrs. Jesse Moore of Unadilla.

Smith-Rindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Myron Benton Cheek [May 30, 1897 - May 29, 1956] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery.]

[Note: Mrs. M. B. Cheek [b. ----- d. August 21, 1938] See obit. This is probably his mother.]

[Note: Myrna English Cheek [d. 1-1-2003 @ 91] See her obit.]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 5, 1970

JAMES EDWARD CROOK

Funeral Notice for James Edward Crook.

Funeral services for James Edward Crook, 58, of Montezuma were held at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, November 1, from the Chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, Interment was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma. Rev. Randy Rivers of Marshallville and Rev. Ken Bush of Montezuma officiated.

Serving as pallbearers were Dock Luckie, Armond Law, B. G. Bickley, Herbert Hurdle, Roy Windham, Griff Etheridge, Tommy Law and Dr. A. J. Morris.

Mr. Crook passed away Friday morning in a local hospital following a brief illness. He was born in Taylor County but had lived all his adult life in Macon County. He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Marshallville Baptist Church.

Survivors include one son, Malcolm Crook of Warner Robins; two brothers, Hugh Crook and Earl Crook of Marshallville; four sisters, Mrs. Fred Jackson of Byron, Mrs. James Hogan of Clearwater, Florida, Mrs. J. S. Ellison of Perry and Mrs. Louie Scarci of Pittsburg, Penn.; two grandchildren, Debbie and Mark Crook of Warner Robins.

[Note: James Edward Crook [5-11-1912 - October 30, 1970] is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Louise Joiner Crook [March 25, 1911 - September 13, 1967]


Posted from Guelda Hays Collection of Obits from Macon County, Ga.

MRS. HARVEY CHILDS [Dorothy Estelle Parker] CROMER.

Mrs. Cromer was 82 when she died December 19, 2000. She is buried in LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

At the time the obit was posted, I did not know that her maiden name was PARKER.

Also, the obit mentions her sister, who would be Lucille PARKER Hill of Thomaston.

They are both daughters of Bascom Sentel Parker [1886 - 1973] and Estella hendrick Parker [1892-1975 of Marion County.

The above additions and corrections are compliments of Keith Hill. MY THANKS TO KEITH for this very important information.

Please make these changes if you are researching these families.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 21, 1954

MRS. WALTER P. [Zimmie Taylor] COLEMAN

Rites Held At Twin City, Ga. For Mrs. W. P. Coleman.

Mrs. Zimmie Taylor Coleman, widow of Walter P. Coleman, died on September 28, in Phoenix, Arizona. The funeral was held from the Methodist Church in Twin City, Ga. with burial in the COLEMAN FAMILY CEMETERY near there. She is survived by a brother, Harcourt Taylor [Sr.] of Houston, Texas and several nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Coleman was the former Miss Zimmie Taylor of Marshallville and was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Bob Taylor, pioneer citizens here.

[Note: A WONDERFUL STORY - Mr. and Mrs. Bob Taylor were buried in the Marshallville Cemetery Unmarked. They were: Robert T. Taylor b. 1860 d. October 1914 & Georgia Augusta "Gussie" [Gammage] Taylor b.1862 - d. 9-4-1922]

Sometime in the year 2000, Robert Harcourt Taylor, Jr. called Marshallville City Hall and they in turn called me to help Robert Harcourt ":Bob" Taylor find the birth and death dates for his Grandparents.

I called him in Texas, he explained what he wanted to do and he said, "I am 75 years old, so I had better hurry". With the info that he gave me, I was able to find these dates and he marked their graves in the Marshallville Cemetery.


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

MRS. JAMES H. [Nancy Catherine Holland] CLARK

Mrs. Nancy Clark Rites To Be Held At 10:00 This Morning.

Mrs. Nancy Catherine Clark, resident of Montezuma for the past thirty years, died Tuesday in a local hospital after a short illness. She was born in Cairo and is the widow of the late James H. Clark.

She is survived by one son, J. D. Clark of Montezuma; one sister, Mrs. Ed Wisham of Montezuma; one brother, W. A. Holland; and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held this morning [Thursday] at 10:00 from the First Baptist Church of Monteuma with the Rev. C. G. Wardf officiating. Interment will be in the FELTON CEMETERY.

Pallbearers & Honorary pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: Nancy C. Clark [October 13, 1887 - September 14, 1954] "Ma Clark" is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, James H. Clark [December 25, 1861 - February 21, 1922] "Father"


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 5, 1954

ROBERT LEE CASON

Graveside Rites Held Tuesday For Robert Lee Cason

Graveside services were held Tuesday morning, August 3, 1954 at 11 o'clock in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY for Robert Lee Cason, 87, who passed away in Atlanta Monday.

A native of Oglethorpe, Mr. Cason had made his home in Atlanta for the past four years.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. J. H. Brock of Entro, Arizona and Mrs. G. H. ___ of Savannah and one son, E. L. Cason of Fitzgerald.

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

[Note: R. L. Cason [1866 - 1954] is buried in Ogletorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Jennie Bell Stephens, wife of Robert Lee Cason pMay 29, 1868 - September 27, 1926] See her Obit. and on the other side by, Isabell Cason, wife of Robert L. Cason [February 1, 1887 - September 26, 1946]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 29, 1954

JOSEPH RANSOM CLARKE

Joseph R. Clarke, Marshallville, Passes At Local Hospital.

Joseph [Joe] Ransom Clark, well known resident of Marshallville died early Monday night in a Montezuma hospital after an illness of three days. He was born February 21, 1904, the son of the late George P. and May Clisby Clarke, and had spent his entire life in Macon County.

He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Katherine Lowe; two sons, Joe Clarke, Jr. and Clisby Clarke, both of Marshallville; two sisters, Mrs. John Harber of Atlanta and Mrs. C. B. Morgan of Cochran.

Funeral services were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 from the Marshallville Methodist Church with the Rev. A. A. Waite and the Rev. Charles Evans officiating. Interment was in the MARSHALLVILLE CEMETERY.

Pallbearers were Jerome Walker, Grady Griffin, Boots Frederick, J. D. Chappell, Henry Willis Taylor, Dave Rumph, Cope Goodwin, Clarence Kinman./

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


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 22, 1945

DAVID WALTON CHILDS, JR.

Scarlet Fever Fatal To David Childs, Jr., Four Years Old.

Funeral services for David Walton Childs, Jr., four year old son of Mr. and Mrs. David Childs, Sr. of Oglethorpe, were held Tuesday morning, November 20, at 10:30 o'clock. The little boy died of scarlet fever at a local hospital at noon Monday.

David was born on June 15, 1941, near Oglethorpe and has one sister, Margaret Anne, who is only a few months old. His mother was the former Hazel Hambrick of Oglethorpe. Other survivors include his grandmothers, Mrs. Mary Childs and Mrs. Virlyn Hambridk, an aunt, Miss Maggie Childs, and a number of other close relatives.

Services were conducted from the Montezuma Funeral Home, the Rev. Chas. H. Kopp officiating, assisted by the Rev. J. L. Whitley of Mauk. Interment was in COUNTY LINE CEMETERY.

[Note: "Little David" Childs [June 15, 1941 - November 19, 1945] is buried in County Line Cemetery beside his grandparents, Jesse W. Hambrick [see obit] and Mrs. Virlyn Hambrick [See obit]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 25, 1945

MISS OREOLA CHEVES

Final Rites Friday For Miss Oreola Cheves, Beloved Educator.

Montezuma hearts were saddened last Thursday by the passing of Miss Oreola Cheves, well-known and beloved educator and civic leader. Miss Oreola, as she was known to her many devoted friends, died at a Montezuma hospital where she went for treatment on Monday. She had been in declining health for several months.

Born in Macon County on May 26, 1869, the daughter of the late Rev. A. J. Cheves, a native of Crawford County and Anna M. Sanford Cheeves of Penfield, Ga. Miss Oreola spent her youth here and when she retired from teaching twelve years ago, returned to Montezuma to make her home with her sister-in-law, Mrs. Cellie Cheves.

Miss Oreola was a former teacher in the schools of Montezuma, Columbus and in the Georgia State College for Women at Milledgeville. She was president of the Montezuma Garden Club and Society Editor of the Citizens & Georgian, a spot which she had filled for several years. She was one of the most active and influential member of the First Baptist Church here.

Much more - Not copied.

Surviving Miss Oreola are one brother, Langdon C. Cheves of Montezuma, three nieces, Mrs. L. M. Lester of College Park; Mrs. Harold Guest of Montezuma; Mrs. John Sheffield of Americus, eight nephews, Sanford Cheves of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Judson Cheves of Gainesville, Fla, Howard Cheves of Greenville, S. C., Isaac Cheves of Fairburn, Ga., Rodney [?] Cheves of Atlanta; Palmer Cheves of Montezuma; and L. C. Cheves, Jr. U.S.Army, overseas.

Services were conducted from the Montezuma Funeral Home Friday afternoon, October 19, with the Rec. Chas H. Kopp officiating, assisted by the Rev. Charles A. Jackson, Jr. Interment was in FELTON'S CEMETERY. - Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: Oreola Cheves, daughter of Rev. A. J. Cheves & Anna Sanford Cheves [May 26, 1869 - October 18, 1945] is buried in Felton's Cenetery.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 13, 1972

MRS. ROBERT CLARENCE [Addie Stewart] COLLIER, SR. [Picture on Front Page]

Mrs. Addie Stewart Collier, a beloved Montezuma resIdent for fifty years, passed away July 3, 1972 at New Smyrna Beach, Florida.
Funeral services were held from the Montezuma First Baptist Church, Tuesday, July 4, 1972, with the pastor, Rev. Ken Bush officiating. Interment was in FELTON CEMETERY.
Mrs. Collier was a native of Yatesville, Georgia. She was the widow of the late R. C. Collier, Sr., who preceded her in death in 1967. They had lived in Montezuma since 1922.
Mrs. Collier was a member of the Baptist Church and a member of the Woman's Missionary Union and had at one time held office as president of the W. M. U. She was president of the Montezuma Music Lovers' Club from 1929-31, and until her death, an honorary member. She was past-president of the Woman's Club and past president of the Third District of Federation of Woman's Clubs.
Mrs. Collier is survived by one son, R. C. Collier, Jr. of Montezuma; one daughter, Mrs. R. O. Crenshaw, New Smyrna Beach, Florida; one sister, Mrs. J. C. Mitchell of Sanford, Florida; four grandsons, J. Patrick Ralls of Vacilla, California; Robert C. Collier, III of Atlanta; Robert and Stewart Crenshaw of Orlando, Florida; three granddaughters, Mrs. Carolyn C. Johnson of Orlando; Mrs. Camille C. Miller of Colorado, Springs, Colo., and Betty Ralls of Sanford, Fla.
Pallbearers - No Copied.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Addie Stewart Collier - Born March 24, 1885 - Died July 3, 1972 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside her husband, Robert Clarence Collier [April 26, 1885 - October 20, 1967] See his Obit

 

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

EDGAR THOMAS COKER

Funeral services for Edgar Thomas Coker, 83, of Andersonville were held from the Watson-Mathews Funeral Homer Chapel in Montezuma, Tuesday AM, February 29. Rev. Leighton Norris, Rev. Ramos Freeman and Rev. Raburn Waller officiated and the following served as pallbearers: Billy Coker, Thomas Johnson, Barry Coker, Clyde Smith, Ken Davis, Charlie Hart, Tommy Kitchens, and Billy Griggs. Interment followed in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY.
Mr. Coker passed away February 27, 1972 in a local hospital after a short illness. He was a lifelong resident of Macon County and a retired farmer.
His survivors include his wife, Mrs. Quida Chapman Coker of Andersonville; two sons, William T. Coker of Andersonville and Rufus Coker of Crestview, Florida; two daughters, Miss Frances Coker and Mrs. J. R. Johnson, both of Andersonville; one brother, Charlie Coker of Fort Worth, Texas; seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

[Note: Edgar Thomas Coker - Born - February 21, 1889 - Died - February 27, 1972 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his wife, Ouida Chapman Coker [July 30, 1901 - Nov. 1982] See her Obit.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 1, 1987

MRS. JAMES M. [Martha Sue Bledsoe] CLARK

Mrs. Martha Sue Bledsoe Clark, 56, of Montezuma, Georgia, died Wednesday, June 24, 1987 in Charter Northside Hospital, Macon, Georgia. Graveside services were held at 11 AM Friday, June 26 in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. The Rev. Guy Sayles officiated.
Mrs. Clark was born in Dooly County Georgia on May 28, 1931, the daughter of Robert B. Bledsoe and Emmie McDowell Bledsoe. She was a resident of Montezuma since 1949. She was a homemaker and a bookkeeper and a member of the First Baptist Church of Montezuma. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Survivors are her husband, James M. Clark; two daughters, Mrs. Elaine C. DeLoach of Vidalia, Mrs. Pam C. Humber of Ellerslie; a son, Michael B. Clark of Montezuma; five grandchildren, Jay DeLoach and Julienne DeLoach, Tiffany and Clark Humber and Michelle Clar; three brothers, Sidney S. Bledsoe of Perry, Hershel H. Bledsoe and Lyndon B. Bledsoe, both of Pinehurst; four sisters, Miss Ruby Bledsoe of Milledgeville, Mrs. Nettie Lou Rowe of Newnan, Mrs. Sarah Frances Bowers anbd Mrs. Mary Jo Woodruff, both of Fort Valley.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Martha Sue Clark - Born May 28, 1931 - Died June 24, 1987 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery]
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. November 3, 1960

CHARLES C. CARTER

Funeral services for Charlie C. Carter, 75 year old resident of Montezuma, were conducted Friday afternoon, October 28, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. The Rev. C. C. Edmondson and Rev. C. G. Ward officiated and interment followed in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY.

Pallbearers were Palmer Cheves, Wister Ellis, Hill Peaster and R. L. Brand.

Mr. Carter died Thursday, October 27, at a rest home in Geneva, Ga. after an extended illness. He was born in Toccoa, Ga., and moved to Montezuma during his early manhood. He worked for 25 years as a mail messenger at the local Post Office, retiring ten years ago. He was a member of Montezuma Methodist Church.

Survivors include one sister, Mrs. A. McGee of Greenville, S. c. and nieces and nephews.

[Note: Charles C. Carter - Born November 2, 1884 - Died October 27, 1960 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery ]


 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 14, 1970

ALLIE B. CHAPMAN

Funeral services for Miss Allie Chapman, 80, of Macon, Georgia, who died April 13, after a lengthy illness, were held Wednesday, April 15, from the Assembly of God Church in Macon. Burial was in the PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH CEMETERY in Macon County.

Miss Chapman was born in Macon County but had lived in Macon, Georgia for the past forty years moving there from Ideal. She was retired from Happ Manufacturing Company and was a floor superintendent at Camp Wheeler during World War II. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church.

Survivors include her foster children, Mrs. J. C. McCall and Irwin Myers, both of Macon and William H. Myers of Atlanta; two brothers, G. C. Chapman and William C. Chapman, both of Ideal; nieces, Mrs. Jessie Williams of Thomaston and Mrs. Harold Fowler of Ideal and nephew, Marvin Chapman of Ideal.

[Note: Allie B. Chapman - Born December 7, 1889 - Died April 3, 1970 is buried in Pine Level Cemetery beside Madison Chapman [Nov. 1, 1875 - Sept. 17, 1896]

[Note: 1900 Macon Co., Ga. Census
CHAPMAN, George A. 34, Mary C. [Cloud] Chapman [wife] 36, Anne C. Chapman 12, Allie B. Chapman 10, George C. Chapman 8 & Willie C. Chapman, 5]



 

Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. July 22, 1971

EVERETT CROMER

Funeral services for Everett Cromer of Montezuma were held Wednesday, July 21, 1971 from the Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Church near Ideal. Rev. J. B. Lumpkin, pastor, officiated and burial followed in the LITTLE BETHEL FREEWILL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.
Serving as pallbearers were Harvey Shorts, James Cromer, Danny Harris, Edward Thorton, Bobby Cromer, Leon Thompson and Jimmy Cromer.
Mr. Cromer passed away Monday at his residence after a lengthy illness at the age of 43 [ Born about 1928] . He was retired from Champion Mobile Home Builders, a life-long resident of Macon County and a member of Little Bethel.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Pauline S. Cromer of Montezuma; two daughters, Earlene Cromer and Sue Cromer of Montezuma; four sons, Mickey Cromer of Tifton, Arthur Lee Cromer with the U.S.Army, Viet Nam, Ervin Cromer of Americus and Earl Cromer of Montezuma; Mother, Mrs. Arthur Marvin Cromer of Oglethorpe; one brother, Ralph Cromer of Oglethorpe; three sisters, Mrs. Hershel Thompson, Mrs. Dewey Barfield and Mrs. James E. Thompson, all of Oglethorpe.
[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Little Bethel Freewill Baptist Cemetery for Everett Cromer BUT I do find his parents]
Also, there are a number of UNMARKED GRAVES in this area. One is probably his.]

From:  Guelda Hay’s Obit Collection

Probably from The Macon Telegraph Sept. 1993

ISAAC  LUTHER  CROMER

Americus – Isaac Luther Cromer, 93, died Sunday in a local nursing home.  Born in Macon County, he was a son of the late John Cromer and Dora Layfield Cromer and was the widower of Bessie C. Cromer.  He was a retired farmer and a member of New Life Baptist Church.

  Survivors; Children, James Calvin Cromer and Clifton Eugene Cromer, both of Americus; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

  Services 11 AM Tuesday in Watson-Mathews Funeral Home, Montezuma.

Burial KELLEY CEMETERY, Oglethorpe.  The Rev. Johnny Cromer will officiate.  Visitation:  The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 tonight in the funeral home.

[Note:  Isaac L. Cromer – Born July 28, 1900 – Died September 26, 1993 is buried in THE KELLEY FAMILY CEMETERY beside his wife, Bessie C. Cromer [12-12-1909 – August 7, 1985]

 

From Guelda Hay’s Obit Collection

Probably – Citizen & Georgian May 1988

MRS. CHARLIE [Nell Vanzant] CROMER

Nell Vanzant Cromer, 61, of Ellaville, died May 18, 1988 at the Sumter Regional Hospital in Americus.
Services were held last Friday at the Congregational Holiness Church in Montezuma with burial in KELLEY CEMETERY in Oglethorpe.
She is survived by her husband, Charlie Cromer of Ellaville; two sons, James Otis Cromer of Montezuma and Kenny Cromer of Macon; daughter, Mrs. Alvin Cannon of Macon; four stepsons, Robert Brown, Joseph Cromer and Raymond Cromer, all of Ellaville, and Gene Cromer of Butler; four stepdaughters, Wanda Highnote of Leslie, Virginia Zimmerman of California, Vernia Mae White of Americus and Lois C. Underwood of Ellaville; brother, James Vansant of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. Herman Layfield of Montezuma and Annette Grant of Macon; nine grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; four great-grandchildren and several other relatives.
Watson Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.
[Note: Nell Cromer – Born December 13, 1926 – Died May 18, 1988 is buried in the Kelley Family Cemetery.]

Citizen & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. August 12, 1971

JOHN RICHARD CALDWELL

Funeral services for John Richard Caldwell of Columbus, Ga. were held Monday, August 2, from the Chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home of Montezuma. Rev. C. G. Ward and Rev. Kenneth Bush officiated and burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY in Montezuma.
Mr. Caldwell was a resident of the Montezuma Nursing Home. He passed away there July 31, at the age of 52. A native of Clay County, Alabama. Mr. Caldwell retired from the U. S. Army on July 1, 1970 after 25 years of service. He was a Baptist and a Mason
He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ruth Ellen Scarlock Caldwell of Columbus, Ga.; one son. Dr. Charles Kenneth Caldwell of Reidsville, N.C.; two granddaughters, Wibbie and Kimberly of Reidsville, N.C. four sisters, Mrs. Louise Clancy of Chickamauga, Ga., Mrs. M. A. Reagan of Fort Valley, and Mrs. Fred Bailey of Montezuma and Mrs. Buford Cason of Vienna; one brother; James M. Reagan of Chattanooga, Tenn.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements and the following served as pallbearers: Alfred Brown, Marcus Bailey, Gene Bailey, Landis Walker, Donald H. Cox and Walter F. Cason.
[Note: John R. Caldwell – Born February 24, 1919 – Died July 31, 1971 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside his wife, Ruth S. Caldwell [Sept. 23, 1918 – Feb. 19, 1977]

Citizens & Georgian – Montezuma, Ga. October 14, 1971

EBSON COOK, 84.

Ebson Cook, age 84, died Tuesday night, September 28, 1971 at his home after an extended illness. Funeral services were held Friday in the Watson-Mathews Funeral Home with Rev. Richard Gardner officiating. Burial was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY with full Masonic rites at graveside. Serving as pallbearers were Ed Law, Morris Stafford, Douglas Hawks, Edgar Brown, Jack Grizzle and K. W. Highnote.
Mr. Cook was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y. He had lived in Florida for a number of years and was retired from the Florida Road Dept. He had made his home in Andersonville for 12 years. He was a member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church and Travelers Rest Masonic Lodge No. 65.
Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Jessie Alma Cook of Andersonville; one daughter, Mrs. John Keiley of Andersonville; two sons, C. G. Cook of Whittier, Calif., and Edward Cook of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
[Note: Ebson Cook – Born 1886 – Died 1971] is buried in Oglethorpe Memorial Gardens beside his wife, Jessie A. Cook [1896 – 1974

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

PAMELA GAYLE COLLIER, 5.

Funeral services for Pamela Gayle Collier, 5, who died in a local hospital Tuesday, April 15th, were held Wednesday morning from Mt. Zion – St. Luke Lutheran Church. Pastor John Underwood officiated with burial in the MT. ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH CEMETERY.
Survivors include her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Collier and brother, Tony of Montezuma; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. O. Collier of Montezuma and Mrs. And Mrs. Henry Robinson of Oglethorpe.
[Note: Pamela Gayle Collier – Born September 3, 1963 – Died April 15, 1969 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery]

Abstracted –by Marilyn Windham

From: THE BUTLER HERALD March 15, 1904

JACOB “JAKE” CROMER

Jake Cromer of Garden Valley [Macon County] was shot while hunting on March 6th, 1904. Has since died. Leaves wife and several children.
1900 Macon Co., Ga. Census
CROMER, Jacob 30 w/m GA Farmer
Ella V. [Brady] wife 30 w/f GA
Horace son 6 w/m GA
Lester P. son 4 w/m GA
Jamie dau. 2 w/f GA
Mary E. dau. 1 w/f GA
[Note: Jacob Cromer – Born 1868 – Died 1904 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery beside his wife, Ella Cromer [1870 – 1936].
[Note: Ella V. [Brady] Cromer married 2nd J. Henry Burnett on November 6, 1904 Macon Co., Ga. Marriage Book E/219]

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

JAMES SAMUEL CROXTON, 81 [Picture]

MRS. JAMES SAMUEL [Mildred Lucas] CROXTON, 73.

Mildred Lucas Croxton, 73, retired school teacher, and James Samuel Croxton, 81, retired bank president, died within one day of each other and are joined in death as they were in life.
Mildred Lucas Croxton, died Monday, October 1, 1984 at Macon County Medical Center - one day before her husband. James Samuel Croxton, died at The Oaks, in Marshallville, Georgia on October 2, 1984.
Services were held aty 2 pm on Wednesday, October 3, 1984, at Montezuma First Baptist Church with burial in BEUNA VISTA, GEORGIA CEMETERY. The Revs. Ward, Bush and Cosper officiated.
Mrs. Croxton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Lucas, was a native of Grady Co., Ga. and was born January 11, 1911, and had lived in Montezuma for the past 50 years.
She was a graduate of Valdosta State Colege for Women and a retired Macon County school teacher. She was past president of both the Montezuma Garden Club and Montezuma Music Club.
MR. CROXTON, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Samuel Croston, was a native of Marion County, Georgia and was born on May 23, 1903, and had lived in Montezuma for the past 59 years.
He formerly served as Supervisor on The Ocmulgee River Soil Conservation Dist. for 31 years, a president of the Citizen National Bank for 37 yrs.,in 1934 named youngest bank president in the United States, a treasurer, of the Kiwanis Club for 55 years and was a farmer.
Mr. and Mrs. Croxton both served Jesus Christ through the First Baptist Church of Montezuma.
More - Not Copied.
Survivors include their daughter, Mrs. David H. Hubert of Atlanta; her sister, Mrs. Byron White of Cairo, her half sister, Mrs. Joe Bernath of Pensacola, Fla.; his sister, Miss Martha Croxton of Buena Vista; and his brother, M. N. Croxton of Buena Vista.

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

MRS. CHARLES FERDINAND [Marie Elma Jackson] CARSON, 80.

Mrs. Elmer J. Carson, age 80, died Sunday, October 14, 1984 at the Peach Co., Hospital after a brief illness. Funeral services were held Wednesday, October 17, 1984 at 11:00 am at First Baptist Church in Reynolds. Burial was in the CARSON FAMILY CEMETERY. Rev. Bill Hayes and Rev. W. B. Milton officiated. Goddard Funeral Home of Reynolds had charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Carson was a native of Bibb County. She had lived in Reynolds for 30 years having moved there from Arlington, Va. Mrs. Carson was a former elementary school principal, teacher and reading consultant, after she retired she served as a private tutor. Mrs. Carson received her teaching certificate from the Georgia Normal School in Atherns, Ga. She received her Bachelor and Masters Degrees from Columbia University. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Reynolds and the Jenny Hinton Sunday School Class, also the Reynolds womans Club, the UDC, and a former member of the Alpha Lambda Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers society.
Survivors include one son, C. Ferdinand Carson of Greensvoro, N.C.; two sisters, Dorothy E. Hazelton of Greensboro, N.C., Kathryne J. Flynn of Flemington, W. VA. two grandchildren, Charles Randal Carson of Gaithersburg, MD. & Catherine C. Myer of Fairfax, Va.

[Note: Marie Elma Jackson, wife of Charles Ferdinand Carson - Born February 7, 1904 - Died October 14, 1984 is buried in Carson Family Cemetery in Macon County, near Reynolds about 4 miles south of Hwy 96. She is buried beside her husband, Charles Ferdinand Carson [Oct. 27, 1902 - Oct. 3, 1977]

 

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

MRS. PAUL [Vera McLendon] CARTER

Mrs. Vera McLendon Carter, age 74, of Oglethope, Georgia, died Monday, October 22, 1984 in the Macon County Medical Center. Funeral services were held at 4 pm Tuesday, October 23, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Burial was in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. The Rev. Homer Fowler, the Rev. Jack Neill and the Rev. Jimmy Sharp offociated.
Mrs. Carter, a native of Schley County, Georgia, was born October 16, 1910, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jessie McLendon. She resided in Oglethorpe since 1929, was a homemaker and a member of County Line Methodist church.
Her survivors are her husband, Paul Carter of Oglethorpe; one daughter, Mrs. Paulette Carter Josey of Montezuma; two sisters, Mrs. Evelyn M. Carter of Reynolds, Mrs. Minnie Jewell Peek of Andersonville; two brothers, G. W. McLendon of Andersonville, Jessie M. McLendon of Ellaville; onw granddaughter, Miss Paula Tiffany Josey of Moantezuma.
Pallbearers were Charles Heath, Sammy Lee, W. R. Rooks, Alvin McLendon, Michael McLendon, Steven McLendon.

[Note: Vera McLendon Carter - Born October 16, 1910 - Died October 22, 1984 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside her husband, Paul Carter [Sept. 16, 1901 - Feb. 10, 1987]
 

Newspaper Unknown - September 6, 1998 - From Guelda's Macon County Obit Collection

WILLIAM OWEN CHILDS

Oglethorpe - Services for William Owen Childs will be at 11 am today in Ideal Baptist Church with Burial in IDEAL CITY CEMETERY. Childs, 84, died Sunday, September 6, 1998. Born in Macon County, he was the son of the late Benjamin Childs and Georgia Barfield. The widower of Leila Childs, he was a member of Ideal Baptist Church and a farmer
Survivors include his children, Kenneth Childs, Glen childs and Randy Childs, all of Ideal, Mike Childs of Atlanta, Linda Childs Hester of Manchester, Ga., Marjorie Childs Hinman of Rome and Gail Childs Broughton of Vidalia; 14 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Ideal Baptist Church, Tom Watson Avenue, Ideal 31041. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma has charge of arrangements.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. August 14, 1985

MRS. ISAAC LUTHER [Bessie Jewell Cromer] CROMER

Mrs. Bessie C. Cromer, 75, a former resident of Montezuma, Georgia, died Wednesday, August 7, 1985 in Bay Convalescent Home in Panama City, Florida. Funeral services were held at 2 pm Saturday, August 10, in the chapel of Watson-Mathews Funeral Home. Burial followed in KELLEY CEMETERY, Oglethorpe, Ga., The Rev. T. J. Waldrop officiated.
Mrs. Cromer, a native of Macon County, was born December 12, 1909, a daughter of Frank Cromer and Dora Etheridge Cromer. She resided in Panama City for the past 5 years, was a homemaker and a member of New Life Baptist Church in Oglethorpe, Ga.
Survivors are her husband, Isaac Cromer of Panama City; two sons, James Calvin Cromer of Panama City, Clifton Eugene Cromer of Buena Vista, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. Eva mae Barnes of Montezuma, Mrs. Effie Mayo of Oglethorpe; five grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers - Not Copied.

[Note: Bessie C. Cromer - Born December 12, 1909 - Died August 7, 1985 is buried in Kelley Cemetery beside her husband, Isaac L. Cromer [July 28, 1900 - September 26, 1993]
 


Newspaper Unknown - March 26, 1953 - From Guelda's Macon County Obit Collection

MRS. SHEP A. [Martha Lula Brewer] CROMER

MRS. M. L. CROMER CLAIMED BY DEATH SATURDAY P.M.
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Lula Cromer were conducted Sunday afternoon 3:30 o'clock, at the PLEASANT HILL BAPTIST CEMETERY, the service being in charge of Rev. Ran Lawhorn.
Mrs. Cromer was born May 24, 1866, in Macon County, and resided in Taylor County since 1886, when she married Mr. Shep A. Cromer, who preceded her in death by 17 years.
During her active years, Mrs. Cromer was a devoted member of the Pleasant Hill Freewill Baptist Church in Schley County.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Lula Cromer Taylor of Cordele; Mrs. Bessie Cromer Bridges of Ft. Valley; Mrs. Pearl Cromer Guy of Ellaville; and Mrs. Essie Cromer Blair of Butler. Also surviving are a brother and a sister, Mr. Joe Brewer and Mrs. Sallie Brewer Guy of Tifton as well as a large number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Active pallbearers at Sunday's funeral included Messrs. Arthur S. Blair, Vaughn Blair, John Guy, Morris Bridges and Fred Brewer.
Honorary Pallbearers included Messrs. Shell Guy, Murray Blair, Jule Blair, Claude A. Blair, Alton Taylor and Otwell Taylor.
Edwards Fuineral Home in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Lula Cromer - Born 5-24-1866 - Died March 1963 is buried in Pleasant Hill Freewill Baptist Church Cemetery.
 


 

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

ERNEST JAMES CROMER

Funeral Services For Ernest J. Cromer Held Wednesday.
Funeral services for Ernest James Cromer, 50, a local sawmill operator, were held Wednesday at 3 p.m. in the Oglethorpe Baptist church.
The Rev. Melvin York, the Rev. U. W. Rollins and Sister Lottie Wilburn officiated and burial followed in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were Clovis Layfield, Ed Mayo, Marvin Felker, Herman Layfield, Lamar Cromer and Everett Cromer.
Mr. Cromer died Tuersday following a long illness. He was a member of the Oglethorpe Baptist Church and a native of Macon County.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Willie Mae Barfield Cromer; one daughter, Mrs. Buck Mayo of Oglethorpe; two sons, James Cromer and Larry Cromer of Oglethorpe; his mother, Mrs. Dora Cromer of Ideal; two sisters, Mrs. Dolly Lawhorn of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Ruthy Felker of Americus; six brothers, Arthur Cromer, Allen Cromer, Lester Cromer and Homer Cromer of Oglethorpe, Hillard Cromer of Marshallville and Isaac Cromer of Americus and one grandson.
Smith-Harris Funeral Home of Montezuma was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Jimmie Cromer - Born March 5, 1907 - Died December 30, 1957 "Daddy" is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside his daughter Adalene Cromer May [12-7-1926 - 7-23-1986] & her husband, Buck Mayo [1919 - 1990]


 

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

FRANK PIERCE CROMER

Frank Cromer, 77, Dies Unexpectedly; Funeral Held Sunday.
Funeral services for Frank Pierce Cromer, 77, who died unexpectedly Saturday at his residence in Oglethorpe, were held Sunday afternoon at Whitewater Baptist Church. The Rev. U. W. Rollins, the Rev. Carl Ayers and the Rev. A. B. Hosea officiated.
Pallbearers were Sammie Odom, Buck Mayo, James Cromer, J. B. Barfield, Herman Layfield and Morrison Felker.
Mr. Cromer is survived by his wife [2nd wife], the former Lillie McDaniel; four daughters, Mrs. Camilla Cromer, Mrs. Ike Cromer and Mrs. H. G. Barnes, all of Americus, and Mrs. Ed Mayo of Oglethorpe; two sons, Robert Cromer and Otis Cromer, both of Oglethorpe; and a number of grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Smith-Harris Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: The Obit does not say where Mr. Cromer is buried, nor do I find a listing for him in "Cemeteries of Macon County" BUT I do find an unmarked adult slab in KELLEY CEMETERY beside Dora G. Cromer [5-7-1882 - August 11, 1952] See her Obit, she is the 1st wife of Frank Pierce Cromer
 


 

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

LANGDON C. CHEVES, SR.

L. C. Cheves, Sr., Former Resident, Passes Wednesday.
Langdon C. Cheves, Sr., 82, former resident of Montezuma, died at a local hospital early Wednesday night after a lengthy illness.
Mr. Cheves was born and reared at Spalding, the son of the late Rev. A. J. Cheves and Anna Maria [Sanford] Cheves. He was a prominent businessman and church leader of Montezuma before going to Americus to reside about eight years ago.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Harold Guest of Montezuma, Mrs. John W. Sheffield of Americus, one son, Dr. Langdon C. Cheves of Montezuma; three granddaughters and four grandsons and four great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by Smith-Tindol Funeral Home.

[Note: Langdon C. Cheves - Born November 13, 1876 - Died November 12, 1958 is buried in FELTON CEMETERY beside his wife Martha Lawson Cheves, wife of Langdon C. Cheves [1876 - 1934] See her Obit.
 


 

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

JAKE PHILLIP CULLER

Jake P. Culler Buried At Cordele.
Cordele, Ga. - Funeral services for Jake Phillip Culler, 73, who died Friday were held Sunday, November 16, 1958 with Dr. Henry Brooks and the Rev. Clifton E. Fite officiating.
Burial was in SUNNYSIDE CEMETERY [in Cordele, Ga.]
Mr. Culler was a retired railroad conductor. He was a native of Houston County and lived in Montezuma prior to moving to Cordele 50 years ago. He was a member of the First Methodist Church, the Masonic Lodge and the Shrinter.
His survivors include his wife, Mrs. Jake P. Culler of Cordele; two daughters, Mrs. George B. Pierce of Virginia Beach, Va., and Mrs. Annette Culler Ward of Washington D. C.; two sons, Jake P. Culler, Jr. of Bainmbridge and Jack B. Culler of Atlanta; his stepmother, Mrs. J. J. Culler, Sr. of Macon; three sisters, Mrs. Lollie Oliver of Montezuma; Mrs. D. T. Jennings and Mrs. Kellette Hayes, both of Americus, two half-brothers, JIM M. CULLER of Marshallville and J. J. Culler of Kentucky, a half sister, Mrs.. Joe Osborn of Brevard, N.C.; and one step sister, Miss Mary Buchanan of Macon; Four grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.

 


 

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

RALPH ALLEN CHRISTOPHER

Final Rites To Be Held Thursday For Ralph Christopher
Ralph Allen Christopher, 51, died at a local hospital Tuesday, November 25, 1958, following an illness of about six weeks.
Mr. Christopher, son of the late William Thomas and Core Lee Smith Christopher, was a native of Montezuma. He was a member of Southside Baptist Church in Macon where he resided for several years.
Survivors include two sisters, Miss Hazel Christopher of Montezuma and Mrs. J. W. Hale of Wilmington, N. C.; one brother, W. T. Christopher of Montezuma; two nephews, Robert C. Collins and Paul Collins of Montezuma; three nieces, Mrs. Charles N. Watson of Atlanta, Misses Mary and Hazel Hale of Wilmington, N.C.
Funeral services will be conducted from the Montezuma Methodist Church Thursday afternoon with the Rev. L. E. Williams, pastor, and the Rev. W. S. Johnson officiating. Smith-Tindol Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Burial in FELTON CEMETERY.

[Note: Ralph Allen Christopher - Born June 30, 1907 - Died November 25, 1958 is buried in Felton Cemetery.]
 


 

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

DEWEY COLLIER

Dewey Collier, 47, Dies After Lengthy Illness; Rites Tuesday.
Dewey Collier, 47, of Byromville, died at a local hospital Sunday, November 30, 1958, after several years illness. He was a native of Dooly County and a member of Byromville Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Doris Lockerman Collier; three daughters, Mrs. Nell Carroll of Warner Robins; Misses Katherine and Deborah Collier of Byromville, one son, Joel Collier of Byromville; one granddaughter, Miss Jackie Carrol of Warner Robins; mother, Mrs. Alice Collier of Montezuma; two brothers, J. D. Collier of Vienna and Irma Collier of Sylvester; two half-brothers, Wood Collier and Luther Collier of Byromville; two half-sisters, Mrs. George Webb and Mrs. Nora Hamblin of Birmingham, Ala. several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon from Byromville Baptist Church with interment in the BYROMVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY. The Rev. D. L. Kight of Macon and the Rev. C. P. Russell officiated.
Pallbearers were: John D. Collier, N. G. Webb, Jimmie Lee Collier, Wood Collier, Luther Collier and Irma Collier. Smith Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 18, 1958

MRS. SIMON E. ROY [Sally Peterman] COX

Final Rites Held Wednesday For Mrs. Sally Cox, 71.
Funeral services for Mrs. Sally P. Cox, 72, of Oglethorpe, were conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 at the Mount Pisgah Baptist Church near Butler, with the Rev. E. H. Dunn and the Rev. U. W. Rollins officiating. Burial was in the MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY with Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Cox who was a native of Butler and a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, died Saturday in Miami, Fla. She had lived in Oglethorpe for the past 11 years.
Survivors include a son, I. P. Cox of Oglethorpe; four daughters, Mrs. R. M. Wilkes, Mrs. W. J. Hester and Mrs. W. L. Edmondson, all of Miami, Fla., and Mrs.a G. A. Roberts, Jr. of Pulaski, Tenn.; two sisters, Mrs. A. B. Kirksey and Mrs. C. A. Patrick of Dooling; a brother, Frank Peterman of Butler and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

[Note: Sally P. Cox - Born September 8, 1886 - Died December 13, 1958 is buried in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery near her husband, Simon E. Roy Cox [12-12-1875 - 8-4-1953]


 


 

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

MRS. JOEL J. [Mattie Allen] COOGLE

Final Rites Held Sunday For Mrs. Martha Coogle, 82.
Funeral services for Mrs. Martha Allen Coogle, 82, of Oglethorpe, who died Saturday at a local hospital, were held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Lutheran Church in Oglethorpe. The Rev. C., A. Phillips and the Rev. Melvin York officiated. Burial was in MT. ZION LUTHERAN CEMETERY.
Pallbearers were T. J. Coogle, F. C. Coogle, G. H. Coogle, R. L. Coogle, R. M. Coogle and C. B. Gilmore.
Mrs. Coogle was a native of Marion County and a member of Mt. Zion-St. Luke's Church.
Survivors include one son, Tom L. Coogle of Oglethorpe; two sisters, Mrs. D. B. Bedenbaugh of Albany and Mrs. R. D. Parker of Plains; one brother, John F. Allen of Miami, Fla.; 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Mattie A. Coogle - Born June 3, 1877 - Died March 7, 1959 is buried in Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery beside her husband, Joel J. Coogle [March 16, 1859 - Feb. 11, 1930] See his obit.
OOOPS !!! In "Cemeteries of Macon County" Mattie A. Coogle's Death Date is listed as February 7, 1959 but, if, this paper was printed on Thursday, March 12, 1959 and she is reported as having died last Saturday, that would be March 7, 1959 rather than February 7, 1959. I will try to remember to check the date on the marker when I go back to Mt. Zion Lutheran Cemetery.


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. June 27, 1990

JONATHAN RYAN CRANFORD

Graveside Services for Jonathan Ryan Cranford, Infant.
Graveside services for Jonathan Ryan Cranford, the infant son of Larry and Cheryl Law Cranford of Andersonville, Georgia were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 25, 1990 in KELLEY CEMETERY near Oglethorpe, Georgia. The Rev. Jimmy Sharp officiated. Jonathan was born Sunday, June 24, 1990.
Survivors, other than his parents are maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Law of Oglethorpe, paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Grady Gravitt of Oglethorpe; two step brothers, Timothy Cranford and Russ Mann; a step sister, Kayreen Cranford.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in Kelley Cemetery for Jonathan Ryan Cranford. However there are several unmarked children's graves in that cemetery, none located so that I might connect them to a family member.]
 


 

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

EDWARD AUGUSTUS "GUS" CHAPMAN

Native of County Dies At Thomaston.

Funeral services were held Monday at LITTLE BETHEL CHURCH AND CEMETERY near Ideal for
Edward Augustus Chapman of Thomaston.
He was a native of Macon County and a retired mill employee.
Survivors include four brothers, Lester Chapman of Macon, William A. Chapman of Eastman and Leonard M. Chapman and Homer E. Chapman of Butler; four sons, Lister _____ & Earl Wayne Chapman, all of Thomaston and Walter Chapman of Culloden; one sister, Mrs. ___ Duke of Moultrie.

[NoteL Edward Gus Chapman - Born December 21, 1890 - Died November 10, 1956 is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery beside Alma Mae Chapman [January 16, 1891 - April 20, 1957]


 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. - October 11, 1989

WILLIAM OWEN COATS

Services For William O. Coats, 33 of Atlanta, Burial Here.
Mr. William Owen Coats, 33, of Atlanta, Georgia, died Tuesday, October 3, 1989 in West Paces Ferry Hospital. Graveside services were held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, October 5, in BERTHA DOZIER MEMORIAL PARK CEMETERY. The Rev. John Sims officiated.
Mr. Coats was born August 31, 1956 in Lynchburg, Virginia, the son of William Coats, Jr. and Anne King Coats. He had resided in Atlanta for the past three years and was manager of a K-Mart store. He attended Georgia Southwestern College in Americus and Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio. He served in the U. S. Air Force from 1978 to 1982.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Marsha Walters of Vandalia, Ohio, Miss Lynn Coats of Vandalia, Ohio; a brother, Robert S. Coats of Oglethorpe, Ga.
Pallbearers - Not - Copied.
Watson Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: William Owen Coats - Born August 31, 1956 - Died October 3, 1989 is buried in Bertha Dozier Cemetery beside Florrye Pye King [1899 - 1986] & Marshall Blanford King [1898 - 1985] possibly grandparents]

 


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

MRS. STUART B. [Clyde Martin] CARTER

Services for Mrs. Clyde Martin Carter, 87 of Dothan, Ala. Buried in Marshallville
Mrs. Clyde Martin Carter, 87, of Dothan, Alabama, died Thursday, Octgober 26, 1989 at her home. Graveside services were held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, October 28, in MARSHALLVILLE CITY CEMETERY. The Rev. Phillips Thomason officiated.
Mrs. Carter was born May 19, 1902 in Marshallville, Georgia, the daughter of Thomas John Martin and Georgia Breedlove Martin. She was a homemaker and a member of the First United Methodist Church in Dothan, Alabama.
Survivors are her husband, Stuart B. Carter; two nieces, Mrs. Dorothy Felker of Atlanta, Mrs. Ann Taylor of Savannah; three nephews, William Jolly of Atlanta, William Martin of Savannah, A. H. Hinman of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

[Note: Clyde Martin Carter - Born May 19. 1902 - Died October 26, 1989 is buried in Marshallville Cemetery beside Thomas John Martin, Jr. [January 15, 1896 - February 26, 1968] See his obit.
 


 

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

MRS. JAMES A. [Fannie Kleckley] COLLINS

Mrs. Fannie Kleckley Collins Dies in Florida.
Mrs. F. K. Collins, 88, of West Palm Beach, Fla., died in that city Wednesday, February 22, after a lengthy illness. A native of Oglethorpe, she was the former Fanny Kleckley.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. D. D. Newberry of West Palm Beach, Fla, and Mrs. R. W. Clark of Macon; and one sister, Mrs. Charles Gammage of Americus.
Graveside services were held in Oglethorpe Saturday with Smith-Tindol Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Fannie Kleckley Collins - Born January 20, 1873 - Died February 22, 1961 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, James A. Collins [9-9-1870 - 10-12-1905]


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

JAMES G. CROMER

James G. Cromer, Former Citizen, Dies At Tifton.
Funeral services for James Greer Cromer, 57, retired Tifton farmer, were held Saturday in Mt. Zion Baptist Church near Chula, with burial in MT. ZION CEMETERY near Chula. Rev. J. E. Keen and Rev. L. B. Allen officiated.
Mr. Cromer died Friday at his home on Route 3, Tifton, after a long illness. He was born January 22, 1904 in Macon County, son of the late John Jacob Cromer and Ella Virginia Brady Cromer. He had lived in Tift County since 1926.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Mattie Mangham Cromer of Tifton; two sons, Reuben Ray Cromer of Vienna and Billy Ronald Cromer of Tifton; a daughter, Glenda Jean Cromer of Tifton; two brothers, Paul Cromer and Horace Cromer, both of Ideal; a half-brother, Reuben Burnett of Marietta, three sisters, Mrs. Janie Benford of Albany; Mrs. Mary Oates of Jacksonville, Fla., and Mrs. Annie Sellers of Americus and a half-sister, Mrs. Maxie Avery of Jacksonville, Fla.
 

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

HAROLD WHITE COLLINS

Harold W. Collins, 62, Dies of Heart Attack Saturday.
Harold White Collins, 62, prominent Montezumian, died unexpectedly, Saturday morning, September 16, 1961 at his residence here after suffering a heart attack.
A life long resident of Macon County, Mr. Collins attended the local schools and Oglethorpe University. He had been bus agent here for 15 years, also serving as Western Union operator during that time. He had also been the weather observer for this area for 35 years and was recently recognized for his faithful service by the U.S. Weather Bureau.
Funeral services were conducted from the First Baptist Church here, of which he was a member. Sunday afternoon The Rev. C. G. Ward, Dr. B. E. Donehoo and the Rev. Ronald Hinson officiated and interment was in FELTON CEMETERY. Pallbearers - Not copied.
Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Pauline Hinson Collins; two sons, Robert C. Collins of Montezuma and Paul White Collins of Atlanta; one daughter, Mrs. Charles N. Watson of Atlanta; four grandchildren, Robert C. Collins, Jr. and Ralph Lee Collins of Montezuma; Paula and Charles C. Watson of Atlanta; and a number of other relatives.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Harold W. Collins - Born February 2, 1899 - Died September 16, 1961 is buried in Felton Cemetery beside 2 UNMARKED Adult graves with CSA markers, then 3 UNMARKED adult graves.
 

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. July 20, 1961

FRANCIS MARION CARSON

Francis M. Carson, 69, Passes After Short Illness.
Francis Marion Carson, 69, prominent resident of Reynolds and a member of the Macon County Board of Education for many years, passed away at a Macon hospital Friday afternoon after a short illness.
Mr. Carson was born in Macon County, son of the late Joseph Jefferson and Lula Clyde Ricks Carson, and had spent his entire life near Reynolds. He was a farmer and a steward in the Reynolds Methodist Church.
Survivors include his wife, the former Annie May James of Reynolds; three brothers, James Ricks Carson and Charles F. Carson of Reynolds, and William Joseph Carson of Philadelphia, Penn.
Funeral services were held Sunday at the Reynolds Methodist Church. The Rev. Virgil Culpepper officiated and burial was in the CARSON FAMILY CEMETERY in Macon County.
Goddard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Francis Marion Carson - Born January 4, 1892 - Died July 14, 1961 is buried in the CARSON FAMILY CEMETERY beside his wife, Annie May James, wife of Francis Marion Carson [January 19, 1896 - May 28, 1989]
 

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Newspaper unknown - Probably Macon Telegraph

MRS. KENNY [Julieta Teresa Diputado] CHILDS

Oglethorpe - JULIETA CHILDS - Services for Julieta Teresa Childs will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in St. Michaels Catholic Church with burial in LOCKWOOD CEMETERY in Ideal. Childs died Friday, February 4, 2000.
Born in the Philippines, she was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Michaels Catholic Church.
Survivors include her husband, Kenny Childs; Children, Bill Childs of Fort Valley and Mary Ellen Peaster of Montezuma; brother, Leon Diputado of the Philippines, and three grandchildren.
A rosary will be said at 7 tonight in Watson-Mathews Funeral Home and visitation will follow until 9 p.m.

[Note: Theresa Disputado Childs - Born June 16, 1941 - Died February 4, 2000 is buried in IDEAL-LOCKWOOD CEMETERY in Ideal, Ga. beside her Father-in-law, William O. Childs [10-31-1913 - 9-6-1998] & Mother-in-law, Leila McInvale Childs [1913 - 1996] All three have been buried in Ideal Lockwood Cemetery since the printing of "Cemeteries of Macon County".
 

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Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. April 26, 1962

JAMES J. CHILDS

Graveside Rites Friday For James J. Childs.
James J. Childs, 88 of Atlanta, died Wednesday, April 18, 1962, in Grady Hospital after a short illness. He had lived his entire life in Macon County until three years ago when he moved to Atlanta.
Survivors are five nieces, Mrs. M. B. Guy of Manchester, Mrs. H. E. Murray and Mrs. O. S. Edwards, both of Ellaville, Mrs. Marvin Athon of Montezuma, Miss Mona Childs of Sylvester; four nephews, W. G. Childs of Ideal, Dick Childs, of Montezuma, William Childs and Johnny Rodgers.
Graveside services were held Friday at MT. ZION CEMETERY with the Rev. H. H. Gregory officiating.
Smith-Tindol Funeral Home was in charge of local arrangements.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for James J. Childs AND, I am not sure if he is buried in MT. ZION BAPTIST CEMETERY. His wife's parents are buried there with at least 2 unmarked adult graves beside the mother.
Anyone with further info on James J. Childs, PLEASE RESPOND.
 


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 4, 1969

CROOK - STINSON - HARMON - CARPENTER - GREER

MRS.  CHESTER   [Eunice  Windham]  CROOK

Services for Mrs. Eunice W. Crook, 66, of Reynolds, who died in a Fort Valley hospital were held Friday at Taylor Mill Baptist Church in Reynolds.

  The Rev. Sydney Jones officiated.  Burial was in MT. OLIVE CEMETERY near Potterville [Taylor Co.] Ga.

  A native of Taylor County, Mrs. Crook was a member of the Taylor Mill Baptist Church.

  Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Hollis Stinson of Winston-Salem, N.C., Mrs. Joseph Harmon and Mrs. Jean Carpenter, both of Reynolds; one son, Sammy Crook of Atlanta; one sister, Mrs. Luttie Greer of Tifton; three brothers, J. W. Windham and Jake Windham, both of Reynolds and Leonard Windham of Fort Valley.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. Nov. 16, 1967

COKER - STAPLES - NORRIS - GRIGGS - PENNINGTON

EARLY EUGENE COKER, 83, of Andersonville

Early E. Coker of Andersonville, Ga. passed away at a Montezuma Hospital Sunday night following an extended illness. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Nov. 14 in the chapel of Watson Mathews Funeral Home with the Rev. Leighton R. Norris of Americus officiating. Interment was in OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. Pallbearers were grandsons of Mr. Coker. Mr. Coker, 83 years of age, was born in Webster County, having resided in the Cut-Off Community for the past 20 years. He was a member of the Baptist denomination. Survivors are one son, H. E. Coker of Campbellsville, Ky.; four daughters, Mrs. E. A. Staples of Palatka, Fla., Mrs. Fred Norris of Macon, Miss Sue Coker of Louisville, Ky., and Mrs. W. C. Griggs, Jr. of Pinehurst; two brothers, Edgar Coker of Andersonville, Charlie Coker of Ft. Worth, Texas; one sister, Mrs. S. C. Pennington of Clearwater, Fla. several grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge. [Note: Early Eugene Coker - Born February 24, 1884 - Died November 12, 1967 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside Emily Kitchens Coker [March 10, 1883 - April 27, 1966]


 

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

HENRY   J.   CROMER
 
Final Rites November 10th At White Water For Henry J. Cromer
Funeral services for Henry J. Cromer, 89, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. A. Dykes of Eastman, were held Thursday afternoon, November 10, in White Water Baptist Church.  Burial was in the KELLEY CEMETERY.
  A native of Macon County, Mr. Cromer passed away Monday after a week's illness.  He was a member of the White Water Baptist Church.
  Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Loraine Crawford of Carrollton, Mrs. Rachel M. Blake of San Antonio, Texas, Mrs. J. A. Dykes and Mrs. Essie Shiver of Eastman, Route 5 and Miss Edna Cromer of Orlando, Fla.; three sons, Lewis Cromer of Macon, Chester Cromer of Cochran and Eddie Cromer of England; a sister, Mrs. Eula Barfield of Oglethorpe and three brothers, Frank Cromer of Oglethorpe, David Cromer of Macon and Vester Cromer of Vienna.
 
[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for Henry J. Cromer [b. ca. 1866 if he was 89 when he died in 1955]  His sister, Eula Cromer Barfield is buried in Kelley Cemetery and numerous  unmarked graves, both adult and children]
[Henry J. Cromer would be a son of David Cromer and Rachel [Hobbs] Cromer] Added 1/4/2004

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 1, 1955

WILLIAM COATES, SR.

Wm. Coates, Sr., Passes Following Attack While Driving.

William Coates, Sr. of Andersonville died near Fort Valley Tuesday afternoon in an automobile wreck which happened after he apparently suffered an attack while driving, according to city police.

The accident occurred near the Peach County Hospital, inside the city limits of Fort Valley.

Officers said Mr. Coates fell over into his wife's lap while driving. She grabbed for the wheel, they said, and the car apparently turned over. Mrs. Coates was not, seriously injured, but was treated at Peach County Hospital.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete pending the arrival of Mr. Coates' son, William B. Coates, Jr. from Lynchburg, Va. Reese Park Chapel, Americus will be in charge of arrangements.

[Note: I do NOT find a marked grave in "Cemeteries of Macon County" for William B. Coates, Sr.

HOWEVER, I do find: Mattie Owen, wife of William Coats [October 18, 1898 - May 5, 1945] "Mother", buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery.]

According to Mr. Coates' obit, he apparently had re-married after Mattie Owen Coats died.]
Added 12/29/2003


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

WILLIAM COATS, JR.

Mr. William Coats, Jr., 72, of 807 Kelford Place, Trotwood, Ohio, died Friday, March 3, in the Hospice of Dayton.

Graveside services will be held at 10 am Wednesday, March 8, in ANDERSONVILLE NATIONAL CEMETERY in Andersonville, Ga.

Mr. Coats, a native of Macon County, was born February 22, 1923, the son of William Coats, Sr. and Mattie Owens Coats. He retired from the Mead Corp. in 1988. He was a nav al aviator in WWII and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a lifetime member of the N.R.A. He was preceded in death by his son, William Owen Coats and grandson, Neil Richard Coats. He was of the Lutheran faith.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Marsha Ritzier of Daylot, Ohio, Miss Barbara Coats of Vandalia, Ohio and a son Robert Coats of Fairborn, Ohio, six grandchildren and one great granddaughter.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday night, from 5-8 pm at Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma.


 

 

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  June 30, 1955
 

MRS.  WILLIAM  L.  [Beatrice   Chafin]   CHASTAIN
 
Mrs. Bea Chastain Passes In Atlanta.
Mrs. Beatrice Chastain of Montezuma, widow of the late W. L. Chastain, passed away early Wednesday evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Justice in Atlanta, She had been in failing health for a number of years.
  Funeral arrangement will be announced by Smith-Tindol Funeral Service.
Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  July 7, 1955
Services Held July 1, For Mrs. Beatrice C. Chastain, 70.
Final rites for Mrs. Beatrice C. Chastain, prominent Montezumian, were conducted from the First Baptist Church here Friday morning, July 1st.
  The Rev. C. G. Ward, pastor, officiated and burial was in FELTON'S CEMETERY.
  Pallbearers: Robert Justice, W. H. McKenzie, Jr. J. S. Croxton, Herbert McKenzie, E. K. Montfort and J. B. Easterlin, Jr.
  Mrs. Chastain passed away Wednesday at the home of her foster daughter, Mrs. Robert Justice, in Atlanta. She had made her home there for several months during her last illness.  She was 70 years old.
  A native Georgian, Mrs. Chastain was the daughter of the late McLary and Dora M. Chafin, and the widow of the late W. L. Chastain.  Until her recent sickness, she was an active member of the local Baptist Church.
  Survivors include one sister, Mrs. C. T. Carr of Montezuma; a abrother, Dorian B. Chafin of Hollywood, Calif., and three foster daughters, Mrs. Justice, Miss Bea Johnson and Miss Martha Paris, all of Atlanta.
  Smith Tindol Funeral Service was in charge of arrangements.
[Note: Beatrice Chafin Chastain [April 3, 1885 - June 29, 1955] is buried in Felton Cemetery.
[Note: Her husband, William L. Chastain [September 27, 1879 - March 25, 1938] See his Obit, is buried in Felton Cemetery in the Chastain Lot.  Added 12/24/2003

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 10, 1945

MRS. WILLIAM M. [Mattie Owen] COATS, SR.

Funeral Services Held Wednesday For Mrs. W. M. Coats.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, May 9, for Mrs. William M. Coats, whose death occurred suddenly at her residence in Andersonville early on the morning of May 5. Mrs. Coat's death, resulted from a heart attack.

Born in Holmes County, Fla. in 1898, the daughter of the late Kalop Owen and Lou Riley Webb Owen, both natives of Alabama, Mrs. Coats had made her home at the Andersonville National Cemetery for 23 years. She was an active member of the Andersonville Baptist Church and a member of the Harmony Chapter, Order of Eastern Star in Montezuma, serving this organization as Marshall. She was the wife of William M. Coats.

Surviving her death are her husband; one son, Ensign William M. Coats, Jr., Naval Air Corps, Pacific; five sisters, Mrs. Albert K. Pridgen of Goldsboro, N.C.; Mrs. Albert McDade of West Palm Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Della Owen of Crestview, Fla.; Mrs. C. L. Trotman of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; and Mrs. Ben King, Portland, Fla.; four brothers, Frank Owen, William Owen, Edward Owen, all of Crestview, Fla. and Porter Owen of Holt, Fla.

Services were conducted from the Montezuma Funeral Home with the Rev. John D. Zeigler officiating, assisted by the Rev. David Evans of Americus. Interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - Not copied.

[Noted: Mattie Owen, wife of Wm. Coats [ October 18, 1898 - May 5, 1945] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 10, 1945

MRS. WILLIAM M. [Mattie Owen] COATS, SR.

Funeral Services Held Wednesday For Mrs. W. M. Coats.

Funeral services were conducted on Wednesday, May 9, for Mrs. William M. Coats, whose death occurred suddenly at her residence in Andersonville early on the morning of May 5. Mrs. Coat's death, resulted from a heart attack.

Born in Holmes County, Fla. in 1898, the daughter of the late Kalop Owen and Lou Riley Webb Owen, both natives of Alabama, Mrs. Coats had made her home at the Andersonville National Cemetery for 23 years. She was an active member of the Andersonville Baptist Church and a member of the Harmony Chapter, Order of Eastern Star in Montezuma, serving this organization as Marshall. She was the wife of William M. Coats.

Surviving her death are her husband; one son, Ensign William M. Coats, Jr., Naval Air Corps, Pacific; five sisters, Mrs. Albert K. Pridgen of Goldsboro, N.C.; Mrs. Albert McDade of West Palm Beach, Fla.; Mrs. Della Owen of Crestview, Fla.; Mrs. C. L. Trotman of DeFuniak Springs, Fla.; and Mrs. Ben King, Portland, Fla.; four brothers, Frank Owen, William Owen, Edward Owen, all of Crestview, Fla. and Porter Owen of Holt, Fla.

Services were conducted from the Montezuma Funeral Home with the Rev. John D. Zeigler officiating, assisted by the Rev. David Evans of Americus. Interment was in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY.

Pallbearers - Not copied.

[Noted: Mattie Owen, wife of Wm. Coats [ October 18, 1898 - May 5, 1945] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery.


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

CPL. RUSSELL CHAPMAN

Cpl. Russell Chapman Drowned March 4, Crossing River In France. [Picture with Obit]

Mrs. Russell Chapman of Ideal received a telegram from the War Department on Wednesday of last week informing her that her husband, Cpl. Russell Chapman, who was with the Engineers, was drowned at sea. A letter followed on Thursday stating that his death occurred while his unit was attempting to cross a river near Courville, France on March 4th.

Cpl.Chapman was inducted into the service in February 1943 and received three months basic training at Fort Eustis, Va., later being transferred to Hartford, Conn. where he trained with the 539th Anti-air-craft Battalion. On the first of August, 1944, he was sent to Camp Rucker, Ala. where he continued his training as a combat engineer. He embarked for overseas service from this camp in December 1944, landing off the coast from Le Harve. All of his letters were headed "Somewhere in France:. Corporal Chapman left his company and went to Paris on February 14 for a week. He joined them on the 22nd of February, his fourth wedding anniversary.

Cpl. Chapman was a member of the White Water Baptist Church and active in all church work. He married the former Miss Selma Kelley and has a two year old daughter, Linda. His parents are Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Chapman of Ideal and he has one brother, Carvis Chapman of Thomaston.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 24, 1944

OSCAR F. CHEEK

Funeral Held For Oscar F. Cheek Saturday Morning.

Oscar F. Cheek of the White Water Community died in Milledgeville Thursday night at 7 o'clock at the age of 72. He had been ill for many months and was taken to the hospital a week ago.

Mr. Cheek was very prominent in this part of the state as a promoter and director of singing conventions and served for several terms as president of the Macon County Singing Association. The annual convention of this association brings hundreds of people to Oglethorpe each year.

Mr. Cheek had been a resident of Macon County for twenty years. He was born in Jasper County, Georgia. Funeral services were held at PINE LEVEL METHODIST CHURCH Saturday morning at 11 o'clock with the Rev. David Kight, the Rev. J. L. McCord and the Rev. Carl Ayers officiating. Interment was in the PINE LEVEL CHURCH CEMETERY.

Surviving his death are three daughters, Mrs. W. G. Rodgers, Mrs. Homer Kelly of Oglethorpe and Mrs. Jesse Moore of Unadilla; one son, M. B. Cheek of Oglethorpe and Macon, one sister, Mrs. Albert Perdue of Orlando, Fla. and one brother, a twin, E. F. Cheek of Tifton.

[Note: O. F. Cheek [June 3, 1873 - February 17, 1944] is buried in PINE LEVEL CEMETERY beside his wife, Mrs. O. F. [Eugenia Reid] Cheek [June 6, 1873 - October 7, 1942]

[Note: OOPS !!! The Death Date for O. F. Cheek is incorrect in "Cemeteries of Macon County" The book reads 1943 but the Correct Date is 2-17-1944] If you have a copy, Please correct it. Thanks.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma,Ga. May 28, 1964

JAMES B. CROMER

James B. Cromer Dies Sunday in Macon

Funeral services for James B. Cromer, 35, of 3917 Linwood Drive, who died unexpectedly in a Macon hospital Sunday, were held Tuesday at 4:30 pm in the Little Bethel Baptist Church in Ideal. Burial was in the LITTLE BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH CEMETERY.

A native of Ideal, Mr. Cromer was the son of Mrs. Annier Mae Brewer Cromer and the late Andrew Jackson Cromer. He attended the public schools of Ideal and had been a resident of Macon for the past eight years.

Mr. Cromer was a mechanic having been employed by Dunlap Chevrolet Co. He was a member of the Little Bethel Baptist Church and was a veteran of the Korean War.

Survivors include his wife, the former Miss Helen Blum; one son, James Ronald Cromer of Macon; mother, Mrs. Annie Mae Cromer of Ideal; one brother, Jackson Cromer of Ideal; one sister, Mrs. Louise Faulk of Ideal; grandmother, Mrs. T. R. Brewer of Macon and several aunts and uncles.

[Note: James B. Cromer [July 5, 1928 - May 24, 1964] Ga. Pfc. Co.D. 2nd Armd Cav Bn. is buried in Little Bethel Cemetery]


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. May 21, 1964

JOHN HENRY COLLUM

J. H. Collum, 47, Dies At Americus.

Americus, Ga. Funeral services were held at 4 pm Wednesday from Reese Park Chapel, Americus, for John Henry Collum, 47, S. Dudley Street with the Rev. J. W. Hartley of Cordele, and the Rev. Perry Stone of Americus officiating. Interment was in RED HILL CEMETERY in Macon County.

Mr. Collum died at the Americus and Sumter County Hospital Tuesday.

He is survived by his wife, the former Emma English of Americus, one daughter, Mrs. Bobby Usry of Richland; one son, Mike Collum of Americus; his mother; Mrs. J. L. Collum of Americus; two sisters, Mrs. J. C. Harbuck and Mrs. Bob Robinson, both of Americus; two grandchildren also survive.

[Note: John H. Collum [June 23, 1916 - May 12, 1964] is buried in Red Hill Cemetery]


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

SIMEON B. DUKE

S. B. Duke Dies Tuesday; Buried At Red Hill

Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 3:30 for Simeon B. Duke, 73, of the Englishville District, who died at his home Tuesday, January 4, at 6 pm following a stroke of paralysis suffered several days before.

The services were held at the Andersonville Baptist Church, with the Rev. Evans of Americus and the Rev. Buchanan of New Era, officiating. Interment was at the RED HILL CHURCHYARD CEMETERY.

Mr. Duke had lived in Macon County most of his life, but was born in Schley County. His wife was the former Miss Nannie Davis, and his parents, who were Macon County pioneers, were J. J. and Missouri Lee Duke.

This is the third death in this immediate family in the past month, the others being Mr. Duke's sister, Mrs. Charles A. Head, Sr. and his brother-in-law, Charles Aycock.

Surviving his death are his wife, Mrs. S. B. Duke, two daughters, Mrs. G. W. McLendon and Mrs. G. W. Johnson, one son Joe Duke; one brother, Robert Duke of Arizona; and six sisters, Mrs. J. W. Aycoco of Andersonville; Mrs. W. M. Johnson of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Mary Edge of Cordele; Mrs. W. H. Grantham of Thomaston; Mrs. H. Y. Carson of Birmingham and Mrs. C. Q. Rutland of Seville.

Funeral arrangements were handled by the Montezuma Funeral Home.

[Note: Simeon B. Duke [1869 - 1944] is buried in Red Hill Cemetery beside his wife, Nancy D. Duke [7-25-1863 - 5-12-1946] See her Obit.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 2, 1943

MRS. JOHN NATHANIEL [Annie Calhoun Walton ] CHILDS

Mrs. Annie W. Childs Buried In Ideal; Died Wednesday.

Funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at 3:30 for Mrs. Annie Walton Childs of Ideal, who died at her residence Wednesday evening at 7:00. She had been a resident of Ideal for 31 years and was born 73 years ago in Appleton, S.C.

Her husband, who preceded her in death, was Dr. John N. Childs and survivors are: one daughter, Miss Edna/Elma Childs; three sons, Earl Blanton Childs and Millard Geddings Childs of Ideal and Sam C. Childs of Fitzgerald.

The services took place at the Ideal Methodist Church with interment in the OGLETHORPE CEMETERY. The Montezuma Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Annie Calhoun Childs [1-19-1870 - December 1, 1943] is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery beside her husband, John Nathaniel Childs, M.D. [1860 - 1933] See his obit.


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

HUBERT DAVID CROSS

Mr. Hubert David Cross, 54, of Edwin Street, Montezuma, died Saturday, September 24, 1994 in Flint River Community Hospital in Montezuma.
Services were held at 3:30 pm Monday, September 26, in Oglethorpe Baptist Church with burial in OGLETHORPE MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETERY in Oglethorpe, Ga. The Revs. John Davidson and Bill Givens officiated.
Mr. Cross, a native of Dooly County, was born December 11, 1939, the son of Hubert Cross and Jeanette Black Cross. He was a deacon and member of Oglethorpe Baptist Church and a choir member. He had resided in Macon County for the past 38 years and was an agent for Capitol Security Insurance Co. He coached Little League Baseball.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret Taylor Cross of Montezuma, a daughter, Mrs. Sheila Cross Parks of Americus, two sons, Ken Cross of Milledgeville, Terry Cross of Montezuma, a brother, Glen Cross of Montezuma, sister, Mrs. Debra Cross Brown of Montezuma, three grandchildren and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Cross of Montezuma.
Watson-Mathews Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

[Note: Hubert David Cross - Born - December 11, 1939 - Died - September 24, 1994 is buried in Oglethorpe Cemetery [Section E -Row 36-905]


Avotra C. Culpepper

 April  23, 1989

MONTEZUMA -- Graveside services for Avotora C. Culpepper, 80, of 522 N. Dooly St., were scheduled for 2 p. m. today at Bertha Dozier Memorial Park Cemetery with the Rev. Randy Gregg officiating.
     A native of Laurens County, Mr. Culpepper lived in Macon County for the past 41 years. He was a retired Independent Life Insurance Co. employee and a former magistrate court judge. Mr. Culpepper was a member of Life Underwriters Association and the First Baptist Church. He died Sunday at an Americus hospital.
     Survivors include his wife, Woodrow Burch Culpepper of Montezuma; two sons, Jams A. Culpepper and Michael L. Culpepper, both of Montezuma; a sister, Eutha Coleman of Cadwell; and two grandchildren.
     Watson-Mathews Funeral Home in Montezuma had charge of the arrangements.

SSDI, U.S. Social Security Administration, compiler; published by Ancestry.com.
Avotra C. Culpepper, 4 Oct 1908 - 3 Apr 1989, Montezuma, Dooly Co., GA, SSN 258-16-4843 issued in Georgia before 1951.

Millie C. Stewart and Davine V. Campbell Guelda L. Hay, Macon Co., GA Cemeteries.
Bertha Dozier Cemetery, Macon Co., GA
Avotra C. Culpepper, “Pa Pa”, 4 Oct 1908 – 23 Apr 1989.

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