Citizens & Georgian


Theron Athon    


   Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga.  January 11, 1984
   Picture on page 5
    Mrs. Annie Belle Barfield, above, celebrated her 96th Birthday on January
   2, 1984.  Her children entertained her and the patients and staff of Oaks
   Nursing Home with delicious refreshments.
   [Note: Annie Belle [Kelley] Barfield was born on January 2, 1888 to
   William Frank Kelley and Nancy Margaret [Cromer] Kelley Odom.  Annie Belle
   was married to Howard Lee Barfield in January of 1905 in Macon Co., Ga.
   Bk. E/219.  Their children were:
   James Lee Barfield, Edward L. Barfield, Clara Belle Barfield Gentry,
   Nellie Estell Barfield, Florine Beatrice Barfield Phillips, Tessa Jewell
   Barfield Souter, Edward Lamar Barfield, Lillian C. Barfield Dawkins,
   William Benjamin [Twin] Barfield, William Franklin [Twin] Barfield.
   [Note: Anyone having further info on this family, PLEASE RESPOND]


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


A Family Reunion of the T. N. Athon Family was held on Sunday, August 4, at the country home of Mr. T. N. Athon, deceased and where his wife, Mrs. Vera Athon resides. All the living children and most of the grandchildren were present and a bountiful dinner was enjoyed.
Those present were M/M Clifton Athon of Perry, M/M Henry Smith, Gail and Paul of Montezuma; M/M Bill Sowers and Martin Sowers of Danville, Va.; M/M J. T. Athon and children of Augusta, Ga.; M/M Scotty Smith, Scott and Rosemary of Ashburn, Ga.; M/M Troy Athon, Jr. and Bill Athon of Conyers, Ga.; M/M Larry Athon, Michelle and her friend, Sylvia of Lawrenceville, Ga.; M/M James Heath, Michelle and Anita of Woodland, Ga.; M/M Ronald Scruill of Doraville, Ga. and their children, Theron, Tommy and Ronda and friend, Frank; M/M Danny Andrews, Danny, Danyile and Pacer and M/M Sonny Andrews and Little Sonny of Marietta, BGa. and Mrs. Vera Athon, their mother and grandmother; and Mr. Joe Andrews of Marietta, Ga. and M/M Ray Athon of Montezuma.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 23, 1980


[Picture of the 7 living descendants of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Raper of Dooly County] Pg. 2A Mrs. Rosa Middlebrooks, Mrs. George Middlebrooks, Mrs. Maggie Middlebrooks, Mrs. Beatrice Whittington.
Cham Raper, Frank Raper and Ralph Raper.

Descendants of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lester Raper of Dooly County met January 20, 1980 at the Page Clubhouse in Byromville for a family reunion and to celebrate the birthday of Mrs. Rosa Middlebrooks, whose birthday was January 21.
All seven living children attended and are Mrs. George Middlebrooks of Fort Valley, Mrs. Rosa Middlebrooks of Montezuma, Cham Raper of Montezuma, Mrs. Maggie Middlebrooks of Montezuma, Frank Raper of Oglethorpe, Mrs. Beatrice Whittington of Warner Robins and Ralph Raper of Montezuma.
Others attending were Mr. and Mrs. Danny Middlebrooks, Michelle, Danielle and Crystal. Mr. and Mrs. John Middlebrooks, Jr., Mrs. Connie Raper, Mrs. Essie Raper, Donna Cooper, all of Montezuma: Lamar Middlebrooks of Warner Robins, Mr. and Mrs. Robert G. McCormick and Beth, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Glen McCormick, Jr. and Sheree, Mr. and Mrs. Steve McCormick and Wanda, Mr. and Mrs. Ronnie Middlebrooks and Jeems, all of Fort Valley; Mrs. Joyce Strange and Katherine Coogle of Oglethorpe, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Beavers and Scott, Mrs. Polly Wells and Sheila, Mrs. Mary Wells, Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Wilkers, Angela and Katrina, Mr. and Mrs. Olan Musselwhite, and Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Gresham and Wilma Jean of Vienna; Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Bloodworth and Tiffany of Tifton; Mrs. Betty brannen, Donna, Tina and Gina, Mrs. Wilda Harvey, Delaine and Renee, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Proffitt and Courtney of Hawkinsville; Julia and Maxie Porter, Mrs. Linda Calhoun, Stacie and Holly Calhoun. Mr. and Mrs. !
Richard Bolin of Cordele; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Musselwhjite of Cumming; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Raper, Heather and Gillian of Ashburn; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Middlebrooks of Macon; Mr. and Mrs. James Wesley Middlebrooks and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Middlebrooks of Albany.



Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. December 11, 1985


 Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Tarrer of Ideal will celebrate their Fifieth Wedding Anniversary on the fifteenth of December.

  Mr. and Mrs. Tarrer's children, Mr. and Mrs. David Tarrer, Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Tarrer and Mr. and Mrs. Tony Tarrer will host an Open House on December 15 from two thirty to four thirty at the Ideal Baptist Church in honor of their parents.

  The couple was married December 24, 1935 in Schley County.  She was the former Ada Brewer, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Brewer of Ellaville.  They have 3 sons and 9 grandchildren.

  Friends and relatives are invited to attend and help them celebrate

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. January 21, 1981


The Grant Family reunion and observance of the 84th birthday of L. Parker Grant was held at the Oglethorpe Lions Clubhouse on Sunday, January 18, 1981.
Those attending were: Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Grant; Mr. and Mrs. John H. Taylor and Ann; Mr. and Mrs. Emory English; Mr. and Mrs. Grover Hobbs, Cleveland, Dennis and Heather; Michael and Jennifer Gassett, all of Oglethorpe, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. L. Parker Grant; Mr. and Mrs. Algie J. Grant and Andy; Mr. and Mrs. James Wicker, Grant and Angela; David Bryant; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Hunnicutt, Rob and Amber; Mr. Cleveland and Minnie Jewell Giles; Mr. Marvin and Fannie Stephens; Mr. and Mrs. Walter Jackson; Mrs. Connie Smith, Laurie and Jason, all of Fort Valley, Ga.
Mrs J. Dan Lott and McGregor of Waycross, Ga. Mrs. Mark Anderson of St. Mary's, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Alton Peek; Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Hobbs, Greg, Chris and Kim; Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Phillips, all of Andersonville, Ga.
Mr. and Mrs. Gene Simmons, Todd and Dana of Ideal, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. James Easom; Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Hall of Americus, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Carl W. Grant of Perry, Ga.; Mr. and Mrs. Bill Kitchens of Warner Robins, Ga. and Mr. Jesse B. Peek of Denver. Colo.


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

MR. & MRS. ELTON P. CHAPMAN'S 50th Wedding Anniversary [PICTURE]

Mr. and Mrs. Elton P. Chapman celebrated their golden wedding anniversary with a reception on the afternoon of December 23, at the Lutheran Church Parish House in Oglethorpe. The reception was hosted by their children, Mrs. Jane C. King and Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Chapman. Guests enjoyed refreshment served by Martile, Jeff and Robert King and Kathy, Brenda and Bobby Chapman. Mrs. Louise Bentley prepared the delicious refreshments and cake.

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. February 1, 1984


Mrs. and Mrs. Monroe Crook to Celebrate 70th Anniversary.
Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Crook will be honored by their children with a reception Sunday, February 12 in observance of their Seventieth Wedding Anniversary - Mr. and Mrs. Crook were married on February 15, 1914 in Esto, Florida.
The anniversary reception will be given at the Methodist Fellowship Hall in Montezuma between the hours of 2:00 and 4:00 pm Sunday, February 12. All friends and relatives are invited to attend and the family request that the honor of their guests presence be the only gifts.

[Note: PLEASE RESPOND if you have info on the children of Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Crook.]


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


Howard Barfields To Celebrate 60th Anniversary Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard L. Barfield of Ideal will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary on Sunday, January 17, at the home of their daughter, Mrs. Herbert Phillips, near Ideal.
Relatives and friends are invited to call between the hours of 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Mr. and Mrs. Barfield, the former Annie Belle Kelley, were married on January 8, 1905 at the home of the bride, located only a short distance from the present home of the Barfields. They are the parents of nine children, five of whom are living. They are Mrs. Herbert Phillips and Mrs. Raymond Dawkins of Ideal, Mrs. Fred Souter of Oglethorpe, Lee Barfield of Ideal and Edward Barfield of Americus. They have fourteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. March 25, 1980


Hills Retire From Newspaper Route [Picture - Pg. 4 A]
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Hill, [Charlie and Janie] have retired as paper carriers for Montezuma residents after approximately 22 years service. The Hills delivered the Constitution for 15 years and The Telegraph for seven years. They now wish to thank their many friends, their customers, whom they have had the priviledge to serve, over the years and also their "helpers", some of them in college, in service or employed in other occupations.
Upon retiring, Mrs. Janes says she will have more time to continue her quilting and will sew for her children and grandchildren. She also crochets afghans and tableclothes for family members. Mr. Charlie says he will fish and read.
Mr. and Mrs. Hill will also have more time to visit with their children who are Mrs. Gladys Raburn, Mrs. Charlotte Smith, Mrs. Jean Pattishall and Mrs. Patsy Morgan.


Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. September 14, 1961

MRS. JAMES MONROE [Josephine Brooks] POSEY [Picture]

[A Picture of Mrs. Posey with her Birthday Cake - Front Page]

Mrs. James Monroe Posey who resides with her daughter, Mrs. Hinton Harris and Mr. Harris in Montezuma, was recently honored on the occasion of her one hundreth birthday.
Approximately seventy guests were present for a barbecue dinner served at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harris August 30, A beautiful three-tiered birthday cake decorated in pink and white was cut and served along with the buffet dinner.
Mrs. Posey, the former Josephine Brooks, was born and reared at Reynolds, Ga. She is the widow of the late Rev. James Monroe Posey. The couple reared three sons, now deceased and three daughtgers. The daughters are Mrs. Harris, Mrs. C. B. Wade of Barnesville, and Mrs. E. J. Amerson of Lilly.
Mrs. Posey has 19 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
The oldest grandchild present was Albert Wade, age 60, of Lake Wales, Fla. and the youngest family member attending was a great-grandchild, Renee Posey, age two months of Brookdale, Fla.

[Note: Mrs. Posey died December 15, 1962, see her Obit, she is buried at New Prospect Cemetery, 2 & 1/2 miles N.W. of Reynolds, Taylor Co., Ga.]

added 4/3/2004

Citizens & Georgian - Montezuma, Ga. October 16th 1985


 Mrs. Lizzie Maude Pierce of Marshallville celebrated her 87th birthday on Sunday, October 6, 1985 at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Barfield of Oglethorpe, Ga.  Her birthday was Tuesday, October 1st.

  After a delicious meal was served, Mrs. Pierce opened her gifts.

  There were 7 generations of her family present to help her celebrate.  They were:  Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Barfield, Mr. and Mrs. Jacky Stewart, Lara and April, Mr. and Mrs. Virgel Barfield, Chris and Tara, Mr. and Mrs. Freddy Tatum, Mr. and Mrs. David Law and Kevin, Mr. and Mrs. Ricky Bishop, Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Pierce, Donald, Lane, Andy and Terry.  Mrs. Elizabeth English, and James, Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Guy, Jr., Mrs. Willie Mae Jackson, and Miss Carolyn Young all of Oglethorpe, Ga.

OUT OF TOWN GUESTS: Pvt. Michael J. Barfield of Ft. Benning, Ga., Mr. Albert Guy, Mr. and Mrs. John Guy and family, Mr. and Mrs. Joe Guy, Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Guy, Mrs. Jean Guy and family, Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Guy and Emily, Mr. Robert Guy, Neely and Shane, Mr. and Mrs. Pete guy, Britt, Matt and Brad, Mr. and Mrs. O. B. Woodall, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Woodall and family, Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Hull, Mr. Joe Guy, Daria and Darrell, Mr. and Mrs. Joel Guy and family, Mr. and Mrs. Mark Guy and family, Mr. and Mrs. George Sitcer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Guy and family, Mr. and Mrs. Willie Gaultney, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Bone, Mr. Jimmy Bone, Michelle and Holly and Jeb.

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